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San Mateo County residents spent
2013 absorbing and participating in
several national stories — the imple-
mentation of the Affordable Care Act,
the historic U.S. Supreme Court rul-
ings allowing same-sex marriage and
ending the Defense of Marriage Act and
the salmonella outbreak that included
chickens sold at the South San
Francisco Costco.
But closer to home, the county’s top
headlines were steeped in grief, tri-
umph and occasionally surprise.
On May 4, five nurses died when a
limousine fire on the San Mateo-
Hayward Bridge trapped nine women
celebrating one’s recent wedding. An
investigation concluded the car’s rear
suspension failed, letting the car’s
steel drive shaft scrape against the
limousine’s floorboards and catch fire.
The tragedy spurred a number of pro-
posed bills to make limousines safer
but Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legisla-
tion by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San
Mateo, that would have required the
California Highway Patrol to conduct
annual safety inspections for a $75
The county made national news
again July 6 when Asiana Airlines
Flight 214 crashed while landing too
low at San Francisco International
Airport. Three Chinese girls were
killed and 181 other passengers
injured in the initial crash. One of the
fatalities was a 16-year-old girl who
survived the crash but died after being
run over by two rescue vehicles rush-
ing to the scene though the foam-filled
In the aftermath, debate arose over
the use of cameras on firefighter hel-
mets, a local television station fell
victim to a racial-tinged prank involv-
ing the pilots’ names and a United
Airlines worker at SFO and his fiancee
were charged with reportedly stealing
luggage from diverted travelers and
returning the merchandise to a depart-
ment store for money.
Redwood City’s year was marked by
several fires that left several apartment
residents displaced and raised safety
questions about both residential build-
ings and industrial facilities.
On July 7, the 72-unit Hallmark
House Apartments at 531 Woodside
Road went up in flames, killing a 48-
year-old man and injuring 17 others.
2013 in review
San Mateo County had its share of news
New Year’s brings
champagne sales
Experts say smaller producers
are becoming more popular
By Angela Swartz
With it being New Year’s Eve, champagne sales are in full
swing today.
Local stores are prepping for sales of one of the favorite
bubbly drinks of the holidays and this is a very busy last
two weeks of the year for many.
Dan Taggart is a wine consultant for Draeger’s supermar-
ket, which has a location on Fourth Avenue in San Mateo.
For the specialty store’s wine department, New Year’s Eve is
the second highest sales day after Christmas Eve. He says
this year, increasingly small, artisan French producers are
selling well.
“As people learn small producers have high quality cham-
Cure for what ails ya
By Samantha Weigel
Now that the holidays are wrapping up, people are look-
ing forward to exiting 2013 with a bang. New Year’s Eve
celebrations, champagne toasts and the beloved countdown
to midnight while wearing a party hat is on the minds of
Wine consultant Dan Taggart pours a tasting of champagne
at Draeger’s in San Mateo.
Jeff Peterson pours a shot of Fernet, a digestif many swear
helps with hangovers at Barrelhouse Pub in Burlingame.
On July 6, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. Three Chinese girls were
killed and 181 other passengers were injured in the initial crash. Below: Sims Metal Management on Seaport Boulevard in
Redwood City had two fires within a five-week span on Nov. 10 and Dec. 17.
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Daly City ambulance
stolen as medics helped patient
Police in Northern California are
searching for suspects who stole an
ambulance while paramedics were help-
ing a patient.
Daly City police say paramedics were
inside a home early Monday morning
tending to someone experiencing
blood sugar issues related to diabetes
and didn’t need to be taken to a hospi-
After the paramedics treated the
patient and stepped outside the home,
they discovered their American Medical
Response ambulance was no longer
Police say the vehicle was recovered
within five minutes a couple blocks
away with small items missing.
Authorities say the 911 call to bring
the paramedics to the home was legiti-
mate. They would not say what was
The incident is under investigation.
No arrests have been made.
Six arrested in police
impersonation prank
TEMECULA — Authorities say they
arrested six teens accused of posing as
Southern California police officers and
ordering people out of their cars by
using megaphones and high-powered
flashlights to obscure their real identi-
t y.
The teens ordered the victims to lie
face down on the pavement and then
drove away.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s
Department says 18-year-old Mason
Gonzalez of Temecula has been arrested
as well as three girls and two boys.
Authorities said they first received
reports of the alleged pranks on Dec.
There were no attempts to harm or
rob the victims during the incidents.
There was no phone listing for
Gonzalez and he couldn’t immediately
be reached.
Temecula is about 50 miles from San
California universities
move to ban campus smoking
SAN DIEGO — Schools in
California’s public university systems
are stamping out smoking in hopes
that it will help improve the health of
students, faculty and employees.
Both the University of California
and California State systems have
taken measures to ensure smoking will
no longer be allowed on campuses.
Some schools already enforce no-
tobacco policies, while others plan to
do so beginning next year, joining
more than 1,100 colleges and universi-
ties around the nation that have gone
At San Diego State University, work-
ers will remove ashtrays from the
remaining 12 designated smoking
areas on campus for its new rule that
officially takes effect Wednesday. SDSU
officials say they have created an infor-
mational website, smokefree.sdsu.edu,
about its new directive.
Some students question how the pol-
icy will be enforced. Officials have said
that if they see people lighting up,
they’ll offer a friendly reminder. SDSU
spokesman Greg Block said police
aren’t going to be walking around cam-
pus handing out tickets.
“I’m not sure it will work,” Jin
Salamack, a junior studying graphic
design, told U-T San Diego. “I feel like
the students who do smoke will end up
smoking all over campus.”
Former UC President Mark Yudof
announced the ban in 2012 but the roll-
out has been left up to each school. A
call to the California State University
office was not immediately returned.
UCLA did away with cigarettes,
cigars and chewing tobacco in April.
About 8 percent of UC students smoke,
compared with the national average of
16 percent, officials said.
At the University of California,
Riverside, school officials have spent
about $50,000 on signs, promotional
events and materials for the ban expect-
ed to start Wednesday. Some smokers at
the school remain defiant.
Susan Chevrie, a custodian who has
smoked a pack a day for 35 years, said
she will kick the habit on her own
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Thomas Edison first publicly demon-
strated his electric incandescent light
in Menlo Park, N.J.
“Drop the last year into the silent
limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was
imperfect, and thank God that it can go.”
— Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic (1894-1984)
Actor Sir Ben
Kingsley is 70.
Rapper PSY is 36.
A dancer from Romania’s northeastern region of Moldova performs the ‘bear’ dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year,
during a traditional parade in Comanesti, northeast of Bucharest.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning
then becoming sunny. Highs in the upper
50s. Southeast winds around 5
mph...Becoming west in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear. Lows in
the mid 30s to lower 40s. Light winds.
New Year’s Day: Partly cloudy. Highs
near 60. Light winds.
Wednesday ni ght : Partly cloudy. Lows near 40.
Northwest winds around 5 mph in the evening...Becoming
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid
Thursday night through Friday night: Partly cloudy.
Lows in the 30s to mid 40s. Highs around 60.
Saturday through Sunday night: Mostly clear.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1775, during the Revolutionary War, the British
repulsed an attack by Continental Army generals Richard
Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery
was killed.
I n 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an enabling
act paving the way for Virginia’s western counties to
become the state of West Virginia, which took place in June
I n 1909, the Manhattan Bridge, spanning the East River
between Manhattan and Brooklyn, was officially opened to
vehicular traffic.
I n 1942, Frank Sinatra opened a singing engagement at
New York’s Paramount Theater.
I n 1946, President Harry S. Truman officially proclaimed
the end of hostilities in World War II.
I n 1951, the Marshall Plan expired after distributing more
than $12 billion in foreign aid.
I n 1969, Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate
for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America,
was shot to death with his wife and daughter in their
Clarksville, Pa., home by hitmen acting at the orders of
UMWApresident Tony Boyle.
I n 1972, Major League baseball player Roberto Clemente,
38, was killed when a plane he’d chartered and was traveling
on to bring relief supplies to earthquake-devastated
Nicaragua crashed shortly after takeoff from Puerto Rico.
I n 1985, singer Rick Nelson, 45, and six other people
were killed when fire broke out aboard a DC-3 that was tak-
ing the group to a New Year’s Eve performance in Dallas.
I n 1986, 97 people were killed when fire broke out in the
Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Three hotel
workers later pleaded guilty in connection with the blaze.)
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: The new prison had its — PROS AND CONS
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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Possessi on of a control l ed substance.
A man was found to be in possession of
methamphetamine on the 100 block of
Culebra Street in Moss Beach before 10:43
a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.
Obstruction. An transient was walking
along a highway and vehicles were swerving
to avoid hitting him on the 400 block of
Vermont Avenue in Moss Beach before 10:56
a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Battery of peace officer. A property
owner’s son refused to leave the property and
resisted arrest then spat on an officer and
vehicle on first block of Cedar Avenue in
Pescadero before 3:54 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.
Disturbance. Awoman reported that people
were invading her personal space and officers
found that she had psychological issues on
the 200 block of California Drive before 2:27
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Lost and found. A person reported a lost
cellphone and officers identified a Good
Samaritan who found and returned it to police
at the 1400 block of Desoto Avenue before
1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Mi scel l aneous. A resident asked to speak
to the officer who had been helping him with
parental advice at the 2600 block Martinez
Drive before 8:17 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Police reports
Not so bright
Four decorative ground solar lights were
broken on Galley Lane in Foster City
before 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
By Angela Swartz
Stalled labor negotiations between teach-
ers and the Redwood City Elementary School
District has led to mediation with legal coun-
sel to begin in mid-January.
In early November, both sides agreed to an
impasse after the Redwood City Teachers’
Association and board failed to come to an
agreement over a new contract. On Oct. 15,
the union requested a 7 percent pay increase
that could be spread out over two years, while
the district countered with a 2 percent raise
beginning on July 1, 2014. The district’s
offer would include a one-time payment this
year equal to 1 percent of salaries, according
to the district.
Additionally, for the 2013-14 school year,
the district offered a one-time 2.6 percent
salary increase. This would be comprised of a
1 percent off-schedule bonus and a reduction
of three workdays equivalent to a 1.6 percent
salary increase, according to the district.
Teachers in the district haven’t received a
cost-of-living adjustment or across the board
salary increase since the 2007-08 school
“It’s a misnomer the education funding cri-
sis has ended,” said board Vice President
Dennis McBride. “I’m appalled everyone
thinks it’s over. I’m fine with the impasse
because I believe a mediator will look at the
financials and say there’s no money.”
The new Local Control Funding Formula
sends $2.1 billion more to school districts
that have high numbers of students from
lower-income families, who have limited
English proficiency or are foster children.
The district receives $141 per pupil with the
new formula, receiving $1.3 million total
from the state incrementally, McBride said.
There is still a $2.5 million deficit, he said.
He notes the state owes the district $62 mil-
lion, which he said he guarantees it won’t see
with the new funding formula.
McBride said the district absolutely wants
to give teachers, staff and administrators a
raise, but it just doesn’t have the wherewith-
al. Currently, certified, credentialed teachers
make from $45,495 starting to $84,938
“We are extremely frustrated that continu-
ous budget cuts have put us in a position of
not being able to raise salaries since 2007-
08,” he said. “To put this in perspective,
when I joined the board in 2003 we had 8,000
students and approximately $95 million
today we have 9,000 students and $80 mil-
A mediator will be appointed from the
California State Mediation Service to assist
the union and district in resolving their dif-
ferences. Mediation can last for one meeting
or for months, at the complete discretion of
the mediator. If mediation is unsuccessful and
the mediator releases the parties, the next
step is a fact finding process. If this too fails,
there could be a strike.
Redwood City Teachers’ Association
President Bret Baird could not be reached for
Redwood City teachers, district at impasse
By Michelle Durand
A 25-year-old South San Francisco man
locked in a bedroom by a woman who he
reportedly confronted in her home wearing
only boxers while she bathed two young
children will stand trial at the end of January.
Rodney Rajiv Narayan had already been
convicted of misdemeanor trespassing and
sentenced to 30 days in jail for similar con-
duct just nine days before he entered the
woman’s South San Francisco home on Aug.
3, according to prosecutors.
At about 4:30 p.m. that day, the woman
was bathing her 5- and 8-year-old children
when Narayan allegedly appeared in the bath-
room doorway clad only in his boxer shorts
and telling her to come with him. The intrud-
er got inside using a ladder to the window of a
downstairs bedroom
whose boarder was not
home, prosecutors said.
As the children ran to
their room and locked the
door, as instructed by their
mother, the woman fol-
lowed the man downstairs.
He turned to face her with
his hand inside his shorts
and the other holding
money, telling her to
come to him. He walked into a room and, as
he entered, she slammed and locked the door,
trapping him while she phoned her sister
who in turn called police. She hid upstairs
and police had to break into the house where
they found Narayan locked in the room and
lying on a bed.
Prosecutors charged Narayan with first-
degree burglary and battery. He pleaded not
guilty and is scheduled for jury trial Jan. 27.
According to the District Attorney’s Office,
Narayan committed a similar offense which
included grabbing a woman’s breast in July.
He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with cred-
it of eight days which put him back out of
custody for one day before reportedly acting
out again. He is also on three years proba-
In the latest case, he remains in custody in
lieu of $100,000 bail.
Boxer-clad man charged with invading home
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Jack R. Gibson
Jack R. Gibson of Millbrae died peaceful-
ly at his home Dec. 28, 2013, after a long
and courageous battle with Parkinson’s dis-
ease. He was 71.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years
Shirley Gibson and their daughter Carolyn
Gibson (her husband Kent Patterson) and
son Timothy Gibson, his brother Jim
Gibson and many nieces and nephews. He is
also survived by his mother-in-law Dollie
Burgin, sister-in-law Erica Meshinsky and
her husband Robert.
Jack was born in Houston, Texas, and was
a 50-year resident of the Bay Area. He
served his country in the U.S. Army in the
early 1960s. He retired as a police captain
after serving with the San Bruno Police
Department for 30 years.
Family and friends are invited to visit
after 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Chapel
of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive at El
Camino Real in Millbrae. The funeral will
be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at Hillside Church
of God, 1415 Hillside Blvd., South San
Francisco. Committal will follow at
Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo.
Joseph William Cain
Joseph William Cain of Burlingame died
De. 26, 2013.
He was 74.
He is survived his son Ronald Cain,
daughter Colleen Guitterez, three grandchil-
dren and four brothers and sisters. He was
the loving son of the late Evelyn Cain.
He was born in Minnesota, raised in
Wisconsin and moved to the Bay Area in
1957. Joe was a retired employee of Pacific
Gas and Electric and a proud 24-year mem-
ber of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Family and friends are invited to the
memorial liturgy service 1 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 4 at the Chapel of the Highlands, 194
Millwood Drive at El Camino Real in
Millbrae. Private inurnment will be Holy
Cross Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flow-
ers, please make a donation in his memory
to the Salvation Army, 409 S. Spruce Ave. ,
South San Francisco CA 94080 (800) 725-
Garbis Noori Kevranian
Garbis Noori Kevranian died Dec. 26,
He was born on March 10, 1948, in
Aleppo, Syria. Garbis came to California
in 1971 and settled in Burlingame where he
live for 42 years. Garbis worked at several
auto body shops and was in the auto body
and mechanics union for
more than 30 years.
Later, with hard work and
determination he opened
his own highly success-
ful shop in Burlingame.
He is survived by his
wife, three children and
Funeral services will
be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31 at St.Johns Armenian
apostolic church, 275 Olympia Way in San
Marvin Sugarman
Marvin Sugarman died Dec. 15, 2013, at
the age of 91.
He was the son of the late Edward I.
Sugarman and Pauline Sugarman. Husband
of the late Evelyn Tick Sugarman. Father of
Steven and Debbie Sugarman of San Mateo
and Paul Silverman of Missoula, Mont.,
Grandfather of Noah and Gabriel
Silverman. He was the nephew of Abe Ruef.
Anative of San Francisco and a graduate
of the University of California at Berkeley.
Contributions to the Rain Forest Action
Network or the La Pena cultural center. He
was well known to the Schiller Institute in
Washington, D.C.
San Mateo man identified as
motorcyclist killed on Highway 1
A motorcyclist who died after crashing
into a car on state Highway 1 near
Pescadero last week has been identified by
the Santa Clara County medical examin-
er’s office as Barry Davis.
Davis, a 57-year-old San Mateo man,
was riding north on Highway 1 south of
Gazos Creek Road on a 2013 Harley
Davidson with a 26-year-old female pas-
senger when the crash happened around 4
p.m. Thursday, according to the California
Highway Patrol.
AFord Mustang driven by a 29-year-old
Pescadero man was heading south when the
car turned left in front the motorcycle.
The motorcycle struck the right side of
the car, and both Davis and his passenger
were ejected, according to the CHP.
They were both taken to Stanford
Hospital, where Davis succumbed to his
injuries, according to the CHP.
His passenger suffered major injuries,
according to the CHP. The Mustang’s driv-
er had only minor injuries.
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Cal Fire suspends burn
permits due to dry weather
The California Department of Forestry
and Fire Protection has suspended burn per-
mits, citing dry conditions and a sharp
increase in vegetation fires.
The agency issued a ban Monday on 31
million acres of state property and private
land in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara,
San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties as well
as parts of Stanislaus and San Joaquin coun-
Cal Fire officials say the region has been
experiencing record-breaking low rainfall,
low humidity, dry fuel moisture levels and
increased fire activity.
The agency also says in Santa Cruz
County alone, there have been 31 vegeta-
tion fires in November and December, about
half of which involved blazes relating to
burning debris. Typically, there would be
five to seven such fires.
Officials say campfires are still allowed in
organized campgrounds or on private prop-
erty with landowner permission.
Around the Bay
OAKLAND — The family of a girl who
was declared brain dead after what was sup-
posed to be a routine tonsillectomy
received another reprieve Monday from a
judge who ordered the 13-year-old to be
kept on life support for another week.
Doctors at Children’s Hospital Oakland
say Jahi McMath will never recover, so
they want to take her off the machines that
are keeping her body functioning. Her
family wants to continue life support, say-
ing they have hope she will still pull
Shortly before a 5 p.m. Monday deadline
that was set in a previous ruling, Alameda
County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo
ordered the hospital to keep Jahi on a ven-
tilator until Jan. 7.
Meanwhile, the family’s lawyer filed suit
in federal court, requesting that the hospi-
tal be compelled to perform a tracheotomy
for breathing and to insert a feeding tube —
procedures that would allow Jahi to be
transferred to a facility willing to care for
her. The hospital has said it’s unethical to
perform surgery on a person who is legally
Jahi’s mother, Nailah Winkfield, said she
wept when she heard about the delay, and
she hugged relatives outside the hospital.
She said it was an answer to her prayers and
a sign that she was right to keep fighting.
“Who wants to know the date and the
time their child would die?” Winkfield said.
“I don’t care what anyone has to say about
what I’m doing. ... I have to do what is
right for me and for Jahi.”
She said she does not believe her daugh-
ter is dead because her heart is still beating.
Sam Singer, a hospital spokesman, said
it would comply with the judge’s new order.
The family’s lawyer, Christopher Dolan,
said he was pleased.
“He’s giving us a meaningful opportuni-
ty to seek relief and what I consider a stay
of execution,” Dolan said. “I feel like I’m a
death row lawyer, and it does not feel
Dolan said when he called Jahi’s mother
at the hospital about the extension of the
deadline, she said that hospital staff had
cleared family members out of a waiting
room as doctors prepared to remove Jahi
from the ventilator.
“The stakes are so high when you hold
somebody’s life in your hands,” he said.
“And when someone’s mother says to you,
‘Please don’t let them kill my baby, ’ you do
everything that you can. There’s nothing
that can prepare you for this.”
Dolan said he knows he has been widely
criticized by some for apparently giving
the girl’s family a false sense of hope, but
he said he has had family members speak to
other doctors who have painted the bleak-
est of pictures.
Life support extended for
girl declared brain dead
SACRAMENTO — California’s political
watchdog agency said Monday it has declined
to open an investigation into a lawmaker
whose name surfaced in an ongoing federal
investigation of a state senator.
The Fair Political Practices Commission
told Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, that
it will not investigate whether he was
involved in the transfer of a $25,000 contri-
bution from a Latino political action commit-
tee to a nonprofit .
The nonprofit, Californians for Diversity,
is run by former Assemblyman Tom Calderon.
FBI agents raided the offices of Calderon’s
brother, state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-
Montebello, in June as part of an investiga-
The commission asked de Leon earlier this
month for more information about the contri-
bution but said in a letter dated Monday that
he would not be the subject of an investiga-
Instead, the agency has initiated an investi-
gation into whether any elected officer of the
Latino Caucus’ political action committee,
Yes We Can, might have directed the donation
from the group to the nonprofit .
If so, the parties would have been required
to report the contribution as a behested pay-
ment under California’s campaign finance
laws, said Gary Winuk, chief of the FPPC’s
enforcement division. A letter announcing
the investigation does not name any specific
Ron Calderon was in line to become chair-
man of the legislative Latino Caucus this
year, but state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell
Gardens, did not want to give up the job. Afew
weeks after the caucus voted to keep Lara as
chairman, Yes We Can gave $25,000 to
Californians for Diversity, the nonprofit run
by Ron Calderon’s brother.
In a letter to the FPPC denying de Leon’s
involvement in the donation, his attorney,
Stephen Kaufman, said the lawmaker “did not
request the contribution, did not recommend
the contribution, and was not part of any vote
or decision to make the contribution.”
In an emailed statement Monday, de Leon
said “I had nothing to do with the contribu-
tion and am pleased that after reviewing the
evidence the FPPC quickly closed this mat-
Agency: No investigation of Latino Caucus donation
Nailah Winkfield, the mother of Jahi McMath, along with Jahi’s uncle Omari Sealy, right, speak
with the media outside Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland.
Tuesday • Dec. 31, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Betty Dong Suen
Betty Dong Suen passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on December 9, 2013. She was born
in San Francisco on April 7, 1923 and was the fifth of seven children. Betty grew up in San
Francisco’s Chinatown graduating from Girl’s High in 1941. She also attended Cogswell
College. She was employed by the Dean Witter brokerage firm until the birth of her first
child in 1948. Betty was married for 46 years to Lawrence G. Suen who preceded her in
In the 1960s she returned to work in various bookkeeping positions with retail stores,
banks and then the Mt. Diablo Unified School District in central Contra Costa County from
where she retired in 1979.
Betty and her family moved from San Francisco to Menlo Park in 1954 where they resided
until 1967. Her husband’s job change prompted their move to a new home in Walnut Creek
where she lived until the passing of Lawrence in 1994.
She then resided in Rossmoor in Walnut Creek for over eleven years. In her early eighties
Betty moved into an independent/assisted living residence in Millbrae where she was
active in card, bingo and mahjong clubs. In June of this year she moved to Henderson,
Nevada to an assisted living residence. In her ninetieth year, Betty experience increasing
physical and medical challenges that eventually led her to hospice care in Las Vegas.
Betty will be missed for her fine culinary skills and exceptional dressmaking abilities.
She also had a passion and good luck for casino gaming and frequented Lake Tahoe, Reno
and Las Vegas.
Betty Suen is survived by three sons, a daughter, three sisters, and numerous
A memorial luncheon is open to all friends, family and associates at Noon on Saturday,
January 11, 2014 at East Ocean Seafood Restaurant, 3199 Powell Street, Emeryville,
California. (510) 655-3388. www.hkeo.us
In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to your local Public Broadcasting TV
station or to KQED-TV, San Francisco or to your favorite charity.
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By Donna Cassata
WASHINGTON — In a competitive dis-
trict east of Denver, Democrat Andrew
Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a
divided and ineffectual Congress to help
him unseat three-term Republican Rep.
Mike Coffman.
“I must have blinked and missed it,” the
challenger said of the House’s work this
past year. “It’s become a punch line to call
this the least productive Congress in histo-
ry or to joke ‘how do you tell when
Congress is in session or on vacation, it’s
hard to tell the difference.”’
Ten months to next year’s midterm elec-
tions, Democrats are determined to make
Congress’ slim production of fewer than 60
laws and plenty of incompletes — on immi-
gration, gun control, tax reform and basic
spending bills — a defining issue, heaping
much of the blame on the GOP-led House for
obstructing President Barack Obama’s sec-
ond-term agenda.
Republicans dismiss criticism about a
sparse record and insist that the driving
issue in 2014 will be the impact of Obama’s
health care law, with a raft of canceled insur-
ance policies, higher premiums and an end-
less cycle of problems.
“Voters are more motivated when some-
thing is taken away from them,” Rep. Greg
Walden, R-Ore., head of the campaign com-
mittee to elect Republicans, said this past
fall during the woes of the health care web-
site’s startup.
Walden’s Democratic counterpart, Rep.
Steve Israel of New York, has his own
assessment: “Voters are paying members of
Congress to do a job, to get things done,
not to just sit back and obsess about repeal-
ing a single law. ”
The election will decide who is right and
who controls Congress for the last two
years of Obama’s presidency.
The GOP has held the House majority
since January 2011 and is widely expected
to maintain that edge in next November’s
contests. Congressional officials and out-
side political experts point to the drag of
Obama’s low approval ratings, the troubled
health care law and the traditional losses for
the president’s party in midterm elections.
Republicans insist they will expand their
232-201 majority — there are currently two
vacancies — but no one expects the gains
of 2010 when the GOP notched 63
Democratic seats and captured House con-
trol. Past Republican wins and redrawn con-
gressional lines have reduced the universe
of competitive seats.
Dems, GOP seek to define issue for 2014 elections
“It’s become a punch line to call this the least
productive Congress in history or to joke ‘how do you tell when
Congress is in session or on vacation, it’s hard to tell the difference.”’
— Republican Rep. Mike Coffman
By Jonathan Fahey
NEWYORK — The average amount of elec-
tricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to
levels last seen more than a decade ago, back
when the smartest device in people’s pockets
was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a
tablet was probably an archaeologist or a
Because of more energy-efficient housing,
appliances and gadgets, power usage is on
track to decline in 2013 for the third year in a
row, to 10,819 kilowatt-hours per household,
according to the Energy Information
That’s the lowest level since 2001, when
households averaged 10,535 kwh. And the
drop has occurred even though our lives are
more electrified.
In the early 2000s, as energy prices rose,
more states adopted or toughened building
codes to force builders to better seal homes so
heat or air-conditioned air doesn’t seep out so
fast. That means newer homes waste less ener-
Also, insulated windows and other building
technologies have dropped in price, making
retrofits of existing homes more affordable.
In the wake of the financial crisis, billions of
dollars in Recovery Act funding was directed
toward home-efficiency programs.
Big appliances such as refrigerators and air
conditioners have gotten more efficient
thanks to federal energy standards that get
stricter ever few years as technology evolves.
Atypical room air conditioner — one of the
biggest power hogs in the home — uses 20
percent less electricity per hour of full opera-
tion than it did in 2001, according to the
Association of Home Appliance
Home electricity use in
U.S. falling to 2001 levels
By Michelle Rindels
LAS VEGAS — Six states were named
Monday by federal officials to develop test
sites for drones — a critical next step for
the burgeoning industry that could one day
produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for
use by businesses, farmers and researchers.
Alaska, Nevada, New York, North
Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the
research sites, providing diverse climates,
geography and air traffic environments as
the Federal Aviation Administration seeks
to safely introduce commercial drones into
U.S. airspace.
Members of Congress and other politi-
cians lobbied intensely to bring the work
to their states. Representatives were jubi-
lant about the likelihood that the testing
will draw companies interested in cashing
in on the fledgling industry.
An industry-commissioned study has
predicted more than 70,000 jobs would
develop in the first three years after
Congress loosens drone restrictions on
U.S. skies. The same study projects an
average salary range for a drone pilot
between $85,000 and $115,000.
“This is wonderful news for Nevada that
creates a huge opportunity for our econo-
my,” said U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada.
In New York, Sen. Charles Schumer, a
Democrat, called the announcement a boon
for his state.
Drones have been mainly used by the
military, but governments, businesses,
farmers and others are making plans to
join the market. Many universities are
starting or expanding curriculum involv-
ing drones.
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BEIJING — China on Monday accused
Japan’s prime minister of hypocrisy and
said he would not be welcome in China after
he visited a shrine honoring Japan’s war
dead, the latest sign of worsening ties
between the two nations.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang
said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine in central
Tokyo had seriously hurt relations between
the countries and shut the door for dialogue
between their leaders.
“Abe’s hypocrisy in his claims of priori-
tizing relations with China and hopes for
dialogue with the Chinese leaders has been
fully revealed,” Qin said at a regular briefing.
“The Chinese people do not welcome him.
Now, Abe needs to admit his mistakes to the
government and people of China, cut loose
from the past and make a new start,” he said.
Abe’s war shrine visit and China’s reac-
tion escalated tensions already running high
over a festering territorial dispute.
Relations sank to a new low recently after
China announced an air defense identifica-
tion zone that covers a string of uninhabit-
ed East China Sea islands controlled by
Japan but also claimed by China.
Tokyo has repeatedly called for dialogue
to resolve the islands dispute. But Monday’s
comments show how the shrine visit has
added another reason for China to reject
talks between President Xi Jinping and Abe
on the issue. Xi and Abe had a five-minute
exchange on the sidelines of the G-20 sum-
mit in Russia in September.
Beijing’s remarks add to the steady drum-
beat of criticism that Beijing has kept up
against Abe since the shrine visit last
Thursday. China’s foreign minister sum-
moned Japan’s ambassador to protest, while
other spokespeople from the foreign service
and the defense ministry issued scathing
Japanese politicians’ visits to Yasukuni
have long caused friction with China and
both Koreas, because the 2.5 million war
dead enshrined there include 14 class Awar
criminals from World War II — national
leaders who were either executed or died in
prison or during their trials. Japan colo-
nized Korea and occupied parts of China,
often brutally, before and during World War
“They are the people who masterminded,
launched and carried out the war of aggres-
sion against China,” China’s Qin said of the
Japanese war criminals. “Their hands are
covered with the blood of the victimized
peoples. They are fascists. They are the
Nazis of Asia.”
China says Abe not welcome after war shrine visit
A protester from a right-wing, conservative and anti-Japanese civic group tries to catch a
policeman who took away a cut-out photo of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from him
during a rally denouncing Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in front of the Japanese Embassy
in Seoul, South Korea.
By Denis D. Gray
CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Residents of
this facility for people with Alzheimer’s dis-
ease toss around a yellow ball and laugh
under a cascade with their caregivers, in a
swimming pool ringed by palm trees and
wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter
of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.
Watching is her husband, Ulrich, who has
a heart-rending decision: to leave his wife of
41 years in this facility 9,000 kilometers
(5,600 miles) from home, or to bring her
back to Switzerland.
Their homeland treats the elderly as well as
any nation on Earth, but Ulrich Kuratli says
the care here in northern Thailand is not only
less expensive but more personal. In
Switzerland, “You have a cold, old lady who
gives you pills and tells you to go to bed,” he
Kuratli and his family have given them-
selves six months to decide while the retired
software developer lives alongside his 65-
year-old wife in Baan Kamlangchay —
“Home for Care from the Heart.” Patients
live in individual houses within a Thai com-
munity, are taken to local markets, temples
and restaurants, and receive personal
around-the-clock care. The monthly
$3,800 cost is a third of what basic insti-
tutional care would cost in Switzerland.
Kuratli is not yet sure how he’ll care for
Susanna, who used to produce a popular
annual calendar of her paintings. But he’s
leaning toward keeping her in Thailand.
“Sometimes I am jealous. My wife won’t
take my hand but when her Thai carer takes
it, she is calm. She seems to be happy,” he
says. “When she sees me she starts to cry.
Maybe she remembers how we were and
understands, but can no longer find the
Relatives in Western nations are increas-
ingly confronting Kuratli’s dilemma as the
number of Alzheimer’s patients and costs
rise, and the supply of qualified nurses and
facilities struggles to keep up. Faraway
countries are offering cheaper, and to some
minds better, care for those suffering from
the irreversible loss of memory.
The nascent trend is unnerving to some
experts who say uprooting people with
Alzheimer’s will add to their sense of dis-
placement and anxiety, though others say
quality of care is more important than
l ocat i on. There’s also some general
uneasiness over the idea of sending ailing
elderly people abroad: The German press
has branded it “gerontological colonial-
Germany is already sending several thou-
sand sufferers, as well as the aged and other-
wise ill, to Eastern Europe, Spain, Greece and
Ukraine. Patients are even moving from
Switzerland, which was ranked No. 1 in
health care for the elderly this year in an
index compiled by the elderly advocacy
group HelpAge International and the U.N.
Population Fund.
The Philippines is offering Americans care
for $1,500 to $3,500 a month, well below
U.S. rates. About 100 Americans are current-
ly seeking care in the Philippines, says J.J.
Reyes, who is planning a retirement commu-
nity near Manila.
Facilities in Thailand also are preparing to
attract more Alzheimer’s sufferers. In Chiang
Mai, a pleasant city ringed by mountains,
Baan Kamlangchay will be followed by a
$10 million, holiday-like home scheduled to
open before mid-2014. Also on the way is a
small Alzheimer’s unit within a retirement
community set on the grounds of a former
four-star resort.
The U.K.-based Alzheimer’s Disease
International says there are more than 44
million Alzheimer’s patients globally, and
the figure is projected to triple to 135 mil-
lion by 2050.
Anumber of European countries have gen-
erous national health insurance, but these
generally do not cover treatment abroad.
Kuratli says the Swiss government would
cover two-thirds of the bill for his wife’s care
if she stays in Switzerland, but since high-
end private clinics there can cost $15,000 or
more per month, he could still end up paying
more there than he would in Thailand.
Some with Alzheimer’s find care in far-off nations
Tuesday • Dec. 31, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
On Oct. 17, another six-alarm fire broke out
about a mile away at the Terrace Apartments at
926 Woodside Road. The fire left about 75 res-
idents of the four-story building without
housing and sent four people to the hospital.
The first caused an estimated $3.5 million in
In both cases, the older complexes predated
a 1998 law requiring sprinklers in new resi-
dential buildings. Lawsuits from the residents
involved in both blazes now number in the
Less than a month after the residential fire,
Sims Metal Management on Seaport
Boulevard had its first of two fires within a
five-week span. Following the Nov. 10 and
Dec. 17 fires, the city gave the recycling cen-
ter a list of stipulations to remain open while
various agencies investigated the cause and
Sims agreed to measures to prevent stock-
piles of unprocessed metal that could cause
future fires. The facility will also keep three
qualified operators present round the clock.
The fires sent smoke into the air reported as
far away as Mountain View and came amid a
lengthy stretch of Spare the Air days.
Redwood City also had notable news on the
development front for several projects in its
downtown core and with a revamped plan for
Pete’s Harbor. The Redwood City Council
sent the original controversial plan back to
the Planning Commission in 2013 for recon-
sideration after developer Paul Powers
redesigned his proposal for 411 units and a
commercial marina at the former floating
Future development in San Carlos also got
a big change in 2013 when the City Council
approved plans for a much-scaled down
Transit Village mixed-use complex around the
existing Caltrain station.
Over in San Mateo, changing market con-
ditions pushed the Hillsdale Shopping Center
to withdraw large-scale renovation plans that
included a new Target store, open-air food
court and luxury cinema. The plan, submitted
in March but withdrawn in late November,
was meant to update the center’s north block
and link it with the new Bay Meadows com-
San Mateo development also made head-
lines when the City Council in August
launched a review its Community
Development Department following what
some members called “hiccups” like erro-
neously permitting the controversial 7-
Eleven on San Mateo Drive. The department
also saw exits, including former director Lisa
In March, The Tom Lantos Tunnels at
Devils’ Slide opened to great fanfare nearly
32 years after the late congressman secured
the first $50 million in federal funding to
bypass the treacherous former stretch of
Highway 1 south of Pacifica. Construction
started in 2006 and Lantos’ family was on
hand these several years later to see his pro-
posal unveiled as a reality.
Crime in the county included a drop in the
number of murders but a noticeable uptick in
crimes like vehicular manslaughter and resi-
dential burglaries that prompted police
departments to warn residents about mid-day
“doorknock” robberies and “snake scams.” A
San Bruno police officer fatally shot a suspect
in late October after the man allegedly drove a
stolen car at him. The case is still under
review by the District Attorney’s Office.
In February, 35-year-old Cecilia Zamora
went missing from the San Bruno home she
shared with boyfriend Albert Antonio Trejo
and others. Her body was found April 26 at a
Pacifica apartment complex and Trejo is now
charged with her fatal shooting.
The courts were also free of all but a few
notable moments. Former 49ers Kwame
Harris was tried and convicted of misde-
meanor domestic violence against an ex-
boyfriend. Former San Mateo child psychia-
trist William Hamilton Ayres was sentenced
to eight years in prison for molesting former
patients after a plea deal that ended decades of
waiting by victims and families. One former
patient during sentencing called Ayres a “wolf
spider.” Others just called him done.
But the biggest court case of 2013 had to be
the child pornography possession trial of
Stuart Forrest, the former chief probation
officer who was found with dozens of images
of young boys on his laptop. Forrest, who
capped the 2012 year with his arrest and sui-
cide attempt in late December, was convicted
and sentenced to 10 months jail and lifetime
sex offender registration after a trial in which
he personally testified that he bought the
videos and downloaded the photos as part of a
self-launched initiative to fight child pornog-
raphy. Meanwhile, the county brought in an
interim chief and ultimately hired John Keene
permanently to head the Probation
County hiring was also notable in 2013 for
the unexpected move of longtime San Mateo
Deputy Police Chief Mike Callagy from law
enforcement into a newly created deputy
county manager spot with a focus on state
criminal realignment.
The education arena was marked by 641
invalidated Advanced Placement test scores
by 286 Mills High School students after seat-
ing irregularities. The July 17 move by the
Education Testing Service sparked protests
and a lawsuit later withdrawn voluntarily by
the San Mateo Union High School District
and a parent group. ETS never accused the stu-
dents of cheating but said it launched an
investigation after a Mills student com-
plained that school personnel didn’t comply
with specific seating guidelines.
In the southern part of the county, the San
Carlos Elementary School District’s $1.3
million home loan to Superintendent Craig
Baker drew fire after the funds were transferred
a day before the board approved it. The dis-
trict hired a third-party investigator whose
report is pending and former board president
Beth Hunkapiller resigned out of frustration
there was not a fuller review and timeline of
the loan process.
In the November election, voters defeated
Measure P, a $130 million bond proposal that
would have added capacity in the San Mateo-
Foster City Elementary School District.
In that same election, Burlingame voters
had a nail-biting City Council race with
Ricardo Ortiz beating out Russ Cohen by a
mere eight votes. The two candidates went
back and forth for days after the election but
ultimately fell in Ortiz’s favor and Cohen
opted against a recount.
Millbrae City Council got a fresh face —
very fresh indeed — when 25-year-old Reuben
Holober was elected to fill one of two open
seats. One seat was left vacant after the death
of his mother, councilwoman Nadia Holober.
He is also the son of Richard Holober, a long-
time member of the San Mateo County
Community College District Board of
Speaking of elections, San Mateo County
in 2013 dovetailed off of two of the previous
year’s big governmental news: the charter
change moving from countywide to district
supervisorial elections and the passage of
half-cent sales tax Measure A. In October, fol-
lowing months of public workshops and
dozens of proposed boundary maps, the
Board of Supervisors finalized lines that split
four cities and keeps District Five in the
northern end of the county as a majority-
minority Asian-American district. The super-
visors also held several hearings to determine
how to allocate the annual sales tax revenue.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper continued
expanding his university offerings in down-
town San Mateo in 2013 but also made state
and national news right before the Christmas
holidays by launching a state initiative to
split California into six smaller states.
Draper will spend 2014 collecting about a
million signatures to qualify for the
November ballot. He argues the plan will
reconnect residents and better serve them.
Some of the year’s stories were also contin-
uations of years past, among them the battle
over high-speed rail. Peninsula cities, like
Burlingame, started January debating asking
voters to reconsider the 2008 approval and,
by the end of the year, high-profile lawsuits
had its future in doubt and other transit agen-
cies like Caltrain scrambling to assure the
public that electrification was still on regard-
Gas pipeline safety, the California Public
Utilities Commission and distrust of Pacific
Gas and Electric also continued in 2013.
Lingering fears that began with the deadly
San Bruno explosion and fire of 2011 peaked
in October when the city of San Carlos
declared a state of emergency after learning
about November 2012 emails in which a
PG&E engineer questioning the safety of the
84-year-old gas transmission Line 147 which
runs parallel to Brittan Avenue. The former
engineer suggested the city could be “another
San Bruno situation” in reference to the Sept.
9, 2010, gas line explosion and fire that
killed eight, injured dozens and destroyed 38
homes. The engineer also questioned if
hydrotesting in 2011 exacerbated cracking.
The line was temporarily taken out of serv-
ice after questions were raised about its safety
but later reinstated at a reduced pressure of 124
psi. In mid-December, the CPUC gave PG&E
the OK to increase the pressure to 330 psi but
simultaneously ordered the utility to pay a
$14.3 million fine for faulty record keeping.
PG&E officials consistently maintained that
the line was extensively tested, inspected,
monitored and safe.
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Divide-and-conquer agenda
Good grief. Your headline screams
out: Draper Seeks Six Californias
(“Tim Draper seeks ‘Six
Californias’: New initiative calls for
dividing state into six sections” in
the Dec. 21 issue of the Daily
Journal),” which is tantamount to
promoting more corporate abuse of
our long established progressive
initiative process.
Why only six? Why not 10, or
maybe 12? Instead of packing the
U.S. Senate with only a few more
Republicans from our poorer red
counties they might even garner a
baker’s dozen in both houses.
Unwilling to lose an honest elec-
tion, the GOP has resorted to petty
chicanery such as gerrymandering
district lines, restricting registra-
tion or voting times and voter ID’s ,
etc., etc., ad nausea.
Breaking California into mini-
states is a typical weapon of their
divide-and-conquer agenda.
Obviously, Mr. Draper doesn’t seem
to have been educated here or has
probably forgotten that some of
these political subdivisions and
their lobbyists, like the Redwood
Empire and the Inland Empire, have
been in existence long before he
was born. I urge all of our “think-
ing” fellow Californians to reject
this psycho-babble.
Fred H. Nesbitt Jr.
San Mateo
Have we evolved
or devolved as a nation?
Have we evolved or devolved as a
At one time, we the people sub-
mitted our cause through the U.S.
Declaration of Independence and
U.S. Constitution. Our modern elec-
tion and complex legislation has
made us hostages by our elected rep-
resentatives and “their” legislation.
As enunciated by House of
Representatives Nancy Pelosi, “we
must first vote for ‘it’ before we can
know what it is.” She also informed
the president to “just do it,” mean-
ing legislate the congressional leg-
islation to make it work. This can
best be demonstrated by the
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
waivers to unions, large and small
businesses like McDonald’s, extend-
ing deadlines and their base data
where millions of Americans have
lost their insurance or their policies
not the minimum ACA requirements.
And don’t forget that certain mem-
bers of government (elected or
appointed) do not have to buy into
the new health care system. If it’s
good enough for us it’s also good
enough for the legislative assis-
Let’s not forget our government’s
failure to impose immigration
reform, allowing state governments
to waive DREAM provisions and
reduce deportation that is in flux
across state boundaries. We don’t
even have a national budget, but
resort to sequestration.
Jack Kirkpatrick
Redwood City
Letters to the editor
By Rod Hsiao
hile many of us are slip-
ping into holiday vacation
mode, other families with
rising high school freshmen anxious-
ly await Jan. 8 when they can begin
enrolling in San Mateo Union high
schools for next fall.
Last year, pressure was intense
among tiger moms and dads to get
their kids into Mills High School in
Millbrae. When Asian students were
denied enrollment in the school,
charges of discrimination were lev-
eled at the district which resulted in a
federal civil rights investigation by
the U.S. Department of Education. In
April, the investigators cleared the
district of any discrimination. No sur-
prise there: The Asian resident popu-
lation in the city of Millbrae is 43
percent, and the Academic
Performance Index student population
at Mills is even higher at 53 percent.
So if anything, there was a dispropor-
tionate high representation of Asians
at Mills.
But what drives this intense compe-
tition to get into Mills? Parents often
point to the API score, one of the few
yardsticks that can be used to compare
schools. But one might ask if this is
the right metric to
use to size up a
school? Does the
API really reflect
the best school for
their student?
The good news is
that students in the
San Mateo Union
High School
District have many excellent choices
to pick from whether you use the API
or other metrics.
First of all, if you really want to
rely on API scores to decide, in the
most recent school year 2012013,
Burlingame actually tied with Mills
High School at 868, and Aragon was
not far behind at 845.
But if one were to ask which school
best prepares my child to do college-
level work you might look at the
University of California writing
requirement results which ensures that
students can communicate and form
critical arguments. Eighty percent of
graduates from Burlingame, Aragon
and Hillsdale high schools that
entered a UC school met the require-
ment, and Mills was respectable at 75
percent but still came in last among
the district’s comprehensive high
Also consider how many students
took Advanced Placement tests and
their pass rates to get college credit.
Aragon, Burlingame and San Mateo
high schools all had a higher percent-
age of their students taking AP tests,
about 30 percent, while Mills was 26
percent. If you care about science and
math pass rates, Aragon and
Burlingame had higher pass rates than
Mills in biology and calculus, while
Mills led in chemistry and physics B.
There’s no doubt that Mills is a fine
high school. But in the spirit of low-
ering the excessive pressure to get
into this one school, parents should
realize that there are other schools
with extraordinary teachers and stu-
dent bodies that should warrant a clos-
er look for their students. You have
excellent schools from which to
choose so have another cup of cocoa
and relax!
Rod Hsiao is a member of the San
Mateo County Board of Education. He
lives in San Mateo.
More than one excellent high school
Clear resolution
oday, I resolve to do many things. True, the rest
of the world — except for those of course
who’ve snarkily resolved to swear off resolu-
tions — will wait until Jan. 1 to launch into the annual
ritual known as “Feebly trying to change habits
ingrained over several years with a strong dose of
willpower and the drunken vows of last night’s toast.”
In some parts, this ceremony is also known as tithing
to the gym because most of the money committed to
the annual membership will be doled out in monthly
increments long after the motivation to climb stairs on
a stationary machine has passed.
However, this year I
am taking a different
path and tackling a
laundry list of resolu-
tions New Year’s Eve
instead if for no other
reason than to have
several options
Wednesday when
exhaustion, dehydra-
tion or simple day-
after regret lead me to
the road of self-
So today, I vow to
ingest as many empty
calories as possible.
Bring on the lingering
holiday sweets, the
trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, anything smoth-
ered in sauce and a large helping of shortening. Jan. 1,
2014, might be the day for perusing the McDonald’s
McResource employee website for helpful nutritional
tips — key among them, don’t eat cheeseburgers and
French fries — but today I’d like to supersize my size.
Besides, after receiving flak for offering tone-deaf
advice about how its low-wage earning workers should
tip an au pair or pool cleaner, the company closed the
site down.
I also plan today to take up smoking. Certainly a
childhood of second-hand smoke from Marlboro-loving
parents did keep any real desire to light up from ever
catching fire in me but with the growing popularity and
publicity of “vaping” there just might be a Wednesday
resolution hidden somewhere among the flavored nico-
tine juice. Besides, I can always just claim that I
thought I was signing up to be vapid. There are certain-
ly days when I already have that quality down.
Just in time for a 2014 commitment to fiscal pru-
dence, I better get some retail therapy out of the way
stat. Target seems a good choice if only so that I can
feel like I’m also risking my identity and can also vow
to better protect my personal security. Two resolutions,
one debit card. Done!
Liquor is a no-brainer vice but I’d better first make
sure my better half is also ready to drain a bottle or
two. Anew study shows that couples with compatible
drinking habits are less likely to break up. Or maybe
less likely to end up in jail. ASouth Carolina woman
allegedly beat down and stabbed a man with a ceramic
squirrel when he failed to come home with beer on
Christmas Eve because the stores were closed. Perhaps
she was gunning for an anger management resolution
All of my language choices today will hopefully be if
not quite short than at least nothing beyond a fifth-
grade reading level. I’d shoot for monosyllabic but that
won’t ensure mass understanding as “qat,” “xi” and a
host of other two-letter words that through the power of
Scrabble and Words With Friends I’ve learned actually
exist. Tomorrow, I will bother to bolster my vocabulary
by looking up all those verbal and written oddities
rather than just being amazed they are accepted by the
smartphone application — after all, the phone is the
one in this relationship that is supposedly smart. But
today my resolution is all about sentences with one
noun, one verb and nothing compound and words that
might just as well be “thingy” or “doohickey. ”
Maybe today I’ll also resolve to be apathetic about
global warming, health care, meditation, positive atti-
tudes, cholesterol, car maintenance, daily dog walking,
morning breakfasts and that treadmill-turned-clothes-
rack in the spare room corner.
Today I will have resolve about them because tomor-
row, when it comes time to actually commit to their
reversal, it is very likely I won’t .
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Tuesday • Dec. 31, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 16,504.29 +25.88 10-Yr Bond 2.98 -0.03
Nasdaq 4,154.20 -2.40 Oil (per barrel) 99.21
S&P 500 1,841.07 -0.33 Gold 1,196.90
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Twitter Inc., down $3.24 at $60.51
Shares of the microblogging site sold off for a second day after
December’s big rally.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., up $1.24 at $24.20
The tire company called off its sale to India’s Apollo Tyres,unraveling a $2.2
billion deal.
Ford Motor Co., down 2 cents at $15.28
The automaker it expects to sell 2.4 million Ford-brand vehicles this year.
Trina Solar Ltd., up 86 cents at $14.01
The Chinese solar panel maker said it signed an agreement to build a 1-
gigawatt power plant project in China.
Wells Fargo & Co., unchanged at $45.50
The bank made a $591 million deal with Fannie Mae to settle obligations
related to loans that went bad after the housing bubble burst.
Myriad Genetics Inc., down $3.35 at $20.79
The government proposed cutting reimbursement rates for the
company’s key genetic test by roughly half.
Crocs Inc., up $2.81 at $16.14
Blackstone is investing $200 million in the plastic clog maker,and its CEO
is retiring.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., down $1.06 at $110.20
The restaurant chain said it won’t consider selling itself, rejecting a push
from its biggest shareholder.
Big movers
By Ken Sweet
NEW YORK — The stock market
ended a quiet Monday mostly where it
began as investors shut their books
for what has been an extraordinary
year on Wall Street.
Traders had little corporate or eco-
nomic news to work through. The
bond market was quiet as well. The
yield on the benchmark 10-year
Treasury note continued to hover near
3 percent.
The Dow Jones industrial average
moved less than 30 points the entire
day, the narrowest range for the index
since February 2007. Approximately
2.3 billion shares changed hands on
the New York Stock Exchange, 40 per-
cent less than average.
The Dow ended the day up 25.88
points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,504.29.
“The very narrow range reflects that
there’s not a lot of news out there and
a lot of investors’ positions are closed
for the year,” said Alec Young, chief
global strategist with S&P Capital IQ.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index
fell less than a point to 1,841.07 and
the technology-heavy Nasdaq com-
posite fell 2.39 points, or 0.1 per-
cent, to 4,154.20.
Walt Disney rose $1.88, or 3 per-
cent, to $76.23, the most in the S&P
500. Analysts at Guggenhiem
Securities upgraded Disney’s stock to
a “buy” from a “hold” on Friday.
With just one trading day left in the
year, 2013 is looking to be a memo-
rable one for investors. The S&P 500
is up 29.1 percent so far, on pace for
its best year since 1997. The Dow is
up 26 percent, the most since 1996.
With 2013 in the books, investors
have turned their attention to the
beginning of 2014. Few expect next
year to be as good to investors as
2013 was.
“After a year like this, people start
to think a 30 percent-plus year is nor-
mal,” said Ron Florance, deputy chief
investment officer for Wells Fargo
Private Bank. “We need to be realistic
going into next year. ”
The next big piece of news
investors will have to work through
will be the December jobs report,
which will be released Jan. 10. There
is also corporate earnings season,
which will start in the second half of
January. Corporate earnings will be
important, particularly since this
upcoming season will encompass the
closely watched holiday shopping
“The market is rallying on the idea
that economic growth is picking up
globally and in the U.S., so investors
need to see those expectations
matched,” Young said.
Bond yields continue to tread water
around the 3 percent level. The yield
on the U.S. 10-year note fell to 2.98
percent Monday from 3 percent
The market is expected to be a hold-
ing pattern until next week, once all
the mid-week holiday disruptions are
over, Florance said. Both the NYSE
and the Nasdaq Stock Market will be
closed Wednesday for New Year’s Day.
In overseas markets, Japan’s Nikkei
stock index closed higher for a ninth
straight day Monday. The index ended
2013 up 57 percent. Japanese markets
will be closed Tuesday for New Year’s
Stocks barely budge in end-of-year trading
“After a year like this, people start
to think a 30 percent-plus year is normal. ...
We need to be realistic going into next year.”
— Ron Florance, deputy chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank
Netflix ends anti-takeover
measure two years early
LOS GATOS — Netflix says it’s ending a move meant to
help ward off hostile takeovers almost two years early.
The online video company adopted the shareholder rights
plan, also known as a poison pill, in November 2012 after
activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake of almost 10
percent in the company.
The poison pill was scheduled to expire in November
2015, but the company terminated it effective Monday.
According to FactSet, Icahn now owns a 4.5 percent stake
in Netflix Inc.
Samsung sells 110-inch
ultra-HD TV for $150,000
SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung said a 110-inch TV that
has four times the resolution of standard high-definition
TVs is going on sale for about $150,000 in South Korea.
The launch Monday of the giant television set reflects
global TV makers’ move toward ultra HD TVs, as manufac-
turing bigger TVs using OLED proves too costly.
Last year, Samsung and rival LG Electronics, the world’s
top two TV makers, touted OLED as the future of TV. OLED
screens are ultrathin and can display images with enhanced
clarity and deeper color saturation.
Business briefs
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON — The number of
Americans who signed contracts to
buy existing homes in November was
essentially unchanged from October,
suggesting sales are stabilizing after
several months of declines.
The National Association of
Realtors said Monday that its season-
ally adjusted pending home sales index
ticked up to 101.7 from 101.5 in
October. The October figure was
revised lower from an initial reading of
102. 1.
Higher mortgage rates and strong
price gains over the past two years
have slowed sales. The pending home
sales index had fallen for five straight
months before November. And com-
pleted sales of existing homes fell for
three straight months, the Realtors
said earlier this month.
There is generally a one- to two-
month lag between a signed contract
and a completed sale.
The average interest rate on a 30-
year mortgage edged higher to 4.48
percent last week, from 4.47 percent
the previous week. Rates jumped about
1.25 percentage points from May
through September, peaking at 4.6
percent. That increase occurred after
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke indicated that the Fed would
start to slow its bond-buying program
before the end of the year.
Earlier this month, the Fed
announced it will reduce its $85 bil-
lion in monthly bond purchases by
$10 billion a month starting in
January. The bond purchases are
intended to push down longer-term
interest rates and encourage more bor-
rowing and spending.
Robert Kavcic, an economist at
BMO Capital Markets, said that recent
housing market indicators have been
mixed. Applications for mortgages to
purchase homes fell to a nearly two-
year low last week, he said.
Still, “we continue to believe that
the U.S. housing market will absorb
the upward move in mortgage rates and
push higher in 2014, helped by still-
attractive affordability, better job
growth and improved confidence in the
recovery,” Kavcic said.
Despite the recent declines, home re-
sales should reach 5.1 million in
2013, the best total in seven years, the
Realtors forecast. That’s 10 percent
higher than 2012’s total of almost 4.7
million. But it’s still below the 5.5
million that is consistent with a
healthy housing market.
The Realtors forecast that sales will
remain largely flat in 2014 and then
rise to 5.3 million in 2015. Steady job
gains should make it easier for more
people to buy homes. And mortgage
rates remain low by historical stan-
Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes level off
By Stephen Ohlemacher
WASHINGTON — In an almost annual rit-
ual, Congress is letting a package of 55
popular tax breaks expire at the end of the
year, creating uncertainty — once again —
for millions of individuals and businesses.
Lawmakers let these tax breaks lapse
almost every year, even though they save
businesses and individuals billions of dol-
lars. And almost every year, Congress even-
tually renews them, retroactively, so tax-
payers can claim them by the time they file
their tax returns.
No harm, no foul, right? After all, taxpay-
ers filing returns in the spring won’t be hurt
because the tax breaks were in effect for
2013. Taxpayers won’t be hit until 2015,
when they file tax returns for next year.
Not so far. Trade groups and tax experts
complain that Congress is making it
impossible for businesses and individuals
to plan for the future. What if lawmakers
don’t renew the tax break you depend on? Or
what if they change it and you’re no longer
“It’s a totally ridiculous way to run our tax
system,” said Rachelle Bernstein, vice
president and tax counsel for the National
Retail Federation. “It’s impossible to plan
when every year this happens, but yet busi-
ness has gotten used to that.”
Some of the tax breaks are big, including
billions in credits for companies that
invest in research and development, gener-
ous exemptions for financial institutions
doing business overseas, and several breaks
that let businesses write off capital invest-
ments faster.
Others are more obscure, the benefits tar-
geted to film producers, race track owners,
makers of electric motorcycles and teachers
who buy classroom supplies with their own
There are tax rebates to Puerto Rico and
the Virgin Islands from a tax on rum import-
ed into the United States, and a credit for
expenses related to railroad track mainte-
Adeduction for state and local sales taxes
benefits people who live in the nine states
without state income taxes. Smaller tax
breaks benefit college students and com-
muters who use public transportation.
Aseries of tax breaks promote renewable
energy, including a credit for power compa-
nies that produce electricity with wind-
The annual practice of letting these tax
breaks expire is a symptom a divided, dys-
functional Congress that struggles to pass
routine legislation, said Rep. John Lewis of
Georgia, a senior Democrat on the tax-writ-
ing House Ways and Means Committee.
“It’s not fair, it’s very hard, it’s very diffi-
cult for a business person, a company, to
plan, not just for the short term but to do
long-term planning,” Lewis said. “It’s
With Congress on vacation until January,
there is no chance the tax breaks will be
renewed before they expire. And there is
plenty of precedent for Congress to let them
expire for months without addressing them.
Most recently, they expired at the end of
2011, and Congress didn’t renew them for
the entire year, waiting until New Year’s
Day 2013 — just in time for taxpayers to
claim them on their 2012 returns.
But Congress only renewed the package
though the end of 2013.
Why such a short extension? Washington
accounting is partly to blame. The two-year
extension Congress passed in January cost
$76 billion in reduced revenue for the gov-
ernment, according to the nonpartisan
Joint Committee on Taxation. Making
those tax breaks permanent could add $400
billion or more to the deficit over the next
With budget deficits already high, many
in Congress are reluctant to vote for a bill
that would add so much red ink. So, they do
it slowly, one or two years at time.
“More cynically, some people say, if you
just put it in for a year or two, then that
keeps the lobbyists having to come back
and wine-and-dine the congressmen to get it
extended again, and maybe make some cam-
paign contributions,” said Mark Luscombe,
principal tax analyst for CCH, a consulting
firm based in Riverwoods, Ill.
This year, the package of tax breaks has
been caught up in a debate about overhaul-
ing the entire tax code. The two top tax
writers in Congress — House Ways and
Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp,
R-Mich., and Senate Finance Committee
Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. — have
been pushing to simplify the tax code by
reducing tax breaks and using the additional
revenue to lower overall tax rates.
But their efforts have yet to bear fruit,
leaving both tax reform and the package of
temporary breaks in limbo. When asked
how businesses should prepare, given the
uncertainty, Camp said: “They need to get
on board with tax reform, that’s what they
need to do.”
Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end
<<< Page 13, Rose Bowl
coaches have a lot in common
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
nyone who follows football on
the Peninsula knows the story of
Tom Brady — the former Serra
standout who has put together a hall-of-
fame career as the New England Patriots
But Brady was
not the only
player with
Peninsula roots
to have a big sea-
son in 2013. One
had a breakout
performance that
secured his spot
among the best
the game, while
two others just
finished up regu-
lar seasons that
bode well for
their futures.
Julian Edelman (2005 Woodsi de,
New England Patriots WR)
Other than Brady — who ironically is
Edelman’s quarterback in New England —
Edelman has experienced the greatest
amount of success of anyone drafted out
of the Peninsula in the last 20 years.
Sunday, Edelman became just the third
receiver in New England Patriots history
to catch 100 passes in a season and 10th
to go over the 1,000-yard mark. His
nine-catch, 65-yard performance during a
34-20 win over Buffalo gave Edelman
105 receptions for 1,056 yards for the
Not bad for a kid out of Redwood City
who made his name as a quarterback.
Edelman used his arm and his legs to lead
Woodside to the 2004 Central Coast
Section Medium School championship.
He earned the starting quarterback spot at
College of San Mateo as a freshman the
following season and led the Bulldogs to
an 8-3 record, combining to run and pass
for more than 2,500 yards.
He transferred to Kent State for the
2006 season and went on to become a
their way
in the NFL
By Josh Dubow
ALAMEDA — Dennis Allen met
with the Oakland Raiders players as a
team and individually and talked
about his vision for turning the fran-
chise around after a second straight
four-win season.
Even with no official word yet from
owner Mark Davis, Allen is sure act-
ing like a coach who will be back in
Oakland for a third season.
“I’ve been given the indication that
I’ll be back but I think it will be
important for me and Mark to be able
to sit down and communicate and talk
about the things that we need to talk
about,” Allen said Monday. “But I
have every intention of being back.”
Allen said he
has already met
with general
manager Reggie
McKenzie about
plans for the
future and will
meet soon with
Davis to talk
about how he
plans to turn
around the team.
“I’m sure there’s a lot of things that
he wants to talk to me about, there’s
things that I want to be able to talk to
him about, and those will be things
that we’ll communicate on and we’ll
move forward from there,” Allen said.
Allen expected
back for Raiders
By Janie McCauley
SANTA CLARA — That familiar
“Quest for Six” slogan has re-
The San Francisco 49ers have
acknowledged for months that the
road back to the Super Bowl to chase
a sixth championship would be a
daunting one. Now, they have to hit
the road, literally — a different path
than San Francisco had the past two
seasons as NFC West champions
with a first-round bye and hosting
home games.
The No. 5 seed Niners (12-4) are
riding some important momentum
with a six-game winning streak.
They head for the bitter cold of Green
Bay to play Sunday against the
Packers (8-7-1), who have lost the
past three meetings in what has
become quite a rivalry.
Coach Jim
Harbaugh isn’t
ready to call it so
yet, however,
only that this is
a matchup with a
talented football
team he respects.
“In terms of a
challenge, our
guys know the
challenge,” Harbaugh said Monday.
“Being in the playoffs is a chance at
the ultimate chance. I don’t know if
there’s a different way to speak about
the ballgame, the approach is that
we’re going to be playing at
Lambeau Field next Sunday.”
The 49ers’ recent run of success
against Green Bay includes a 45-31
NFC divisional playoff victory last
January at Candlestick Park in which
Colin Kaepernick rushed for a quar-
terback playoff-record 181 yards in a
sensational postseason debut.
San Francisco also beat Green Bay
in each of the past two season open-
ers, 30-22 at Lambeau Field in 2012
and 34-28 this past September at
Candlestick to kick off the stadium’s
farewell year.
While the 49ers can learn plenty
from those games, the Niners are
most concerned with improving in
several areas while staying on this
nice roll.
“I’ve noticed in this league every-
one bases it on your last four quarters
of play, that’s very much how you’re
playing at the moment,” Harbaugh
said. “That will be judged this week.
I like our team very much in the
regard that they’re a very competi-
tive group. They’re fiery competi-
Kaepernick might already have
Difficult road for 49ers
Notre Dame-Belmont’s MeganSmith drives down the lane during the Tigers’ 44-27 loss to
MoreauCatholic-Hayward in the finals of the Steve Geramoni Invitational Monday night.
Jim Harbaugh
See 49ERS, Page 16
See LOUNGE, Page 16
Dennis Allen
See RAIDERS, Page 16
By Nathan Mollat
Notre Dame-Belmont girls’ basketball
coach Josh Davenport can never be accused
of stacking the Steve Geramoni
Invitational’s odds in his team’s favor, as
evidenced by the fact the Tigers have not
won their own tournament in what
Davenport estimates to be nine or 10 years.
The fact the Tigers faced Moreau Catholic
— a North Coast Section and Northern
California Division IV power — in the
finals of the tournament Monday night rein-
forces that point.
Notre Dame-Belmont will have to add
another year to its tournament drought as
the Mariners took down the Tigers 44-27.
Notre Dame (7-3 overall) has no one to
blame but itself. The Tigers committed 20
turnovers and Moreau came up with 12
steals. It was especially bad in the second
half as the Tigers had as many points as
turnovers — 10.
“You’re not going to win many games
turning the ball over that much, even if we
shoot 75 percent, which we didn’t , ”
Davenport said. “That’s what we’re trying to
figure out. Was it us? Were we too amped up?
We were a little panicky and turned the ball
over too much.”
The Tigers had no answer for Moreau for-
ward Haley Joly, the tournament MVP who
scored a game-high 20 points, scoring all
10 of her team’s third-quarter points.
Notre Dame was led by Emma Pastorino,
who finished with eight points. Samantha
Requilman added seven in the loss for the
“This (Moreau) team could compete in our
league (the West Catholic Athletic League),”
Davenport said.
Things started decently for the Tigers.
After Joly hit a pair of free throws to open
the scoring, Notre Dame got back-to-back
3-pointers from Pastornio and Requilman to
put the Tigers up 6-2.
It would the Tigers only lead of the game.
Moreau (8-2) responded with a 9-0 run to
take an 11-6 lead with 44 seconds left in the
first quarter and led 11-8 going into the sec-
ond period.
The Mariners continued their hot play as
they opened the second with a 7-2 run to
Tigers fall in Geramoni final
Northgate holds off
Hillsdale for third place
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The suicide bombings in Russia serve as a
chilling reminder of what the Winter
Olympics represent to terrorists: Ahigh-pro-
file target with more than 2,500 athletes,
some of them world-famous, waving the flags
of nearly 90 nations.
So, while many Olympic leaders offered
reassurance on the day after two bombings
400 miles from Sochi killed at least 31 peo-
ple, some of those getting ready to compete
in the Games spoke of a different reality.
They know their security is never sure thing.
“I am concerned,” said U.S. speedskater
Jilleanne Rookard. “I’m scared their security
may be involved. I don’t know if I necessari-
ly trust their security forces. But they don’t
want a national embarrassment, either. I use
that thought to relieve some of my worry.
I’m sure they want to save their image and
their pride.”
Indeed, the Russians vow the athletes will
be safe, even though they will be competing
in a city 300 miles away from the roots of an
Islamist insurgency that has triggered securi-
ty concerns for the Games, which start Feb.
The country has spent a record $51 billion
preparing for its first Winter Games and has
promised to make the Games “the safest in
Olympic history.”
Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov said the
bombings didn’t spark a need for additional
security measures because “everything nec-
essary already has been done.”
Swedish hockey player Johan Franzen of
the Red Wings sees things a little differently.
“I’m sure after this, the security will be
higher than they intended from the start,” he
The threat of terrorism at the Olympics has
been in the forefront since 1972, when mem-
bers of a Palestinian terrorist group invaded
the Olympic village and killed 11 Israeli ath-
Security rose to a new level at the 2002
Salt Lake City Games, which came only five
months after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Improvements in technology, along with
ever-present threats of terrorism, have turned
security into a top priority for any country
hoping to host the Olympics.
Among the security measures Russia has
put in place for this year’s games is a require-
ment that all ticketholders obtain and wear
“spectator passes” while attending events.
To get a spectator pass, fans have to provide
passport and contact information to authori-
Bombings spark
Olympic concerns
Tim Tebow joins
SEC Network, still pursuing NFL
ATLANTA — Tim Tebow has his next foot-
ball job — talking about the sport on TV.
The Heisman Trophy winner has been
hired as a college football analyst for the
new SEC Network in a return to his Florida
glory days, but he still hopes to play quar-
terback in the NFL.
Tebow will appear on “SEC Nation,” a
pregame show that will travel to a different
campus each week after the channel launches
in August. The multiyear deal “will not pre-
clude him from continuing to pursue playing
opportunities in the NFL,” ESPN, which
runs the network, said in a statement
Tebow did not play in the league in 2013
after he was cut by the Patriots in August. In
the span of just over one season, he went
from a national sensation who led the
Denver Broncos to the playoffs, to a back-
up, to out of the NFL.
“While I continue to pursue my dream of
playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an
amazing opportunity to be part of the unpar-
alleled passion of college football and the
SEC,” Tebow said in a statement released by
ESPN senior vice president Justin
Connolly called Tebow an “SEC icon with a
national fan base and broad appeal.”
Tebow will make his ESPN debut during
pregame coverage of the BCS championship
Jan. 6.
After winning the 2007 Heisman and two
national championships for the Gators in
the SEC, Tebow became one of the biggest
stories in the NFL in his second season. He
went 7-1 in his first eight starts in 2011 then
threw an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first
play of overtime to give the Broncos a 29-
23 playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sports brief
By Greg Beacham
LOS ANGELES — Stanford’s David Shaw
and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio have
built powerhouse teams over the last few
years, and so far they’ve both stuck around
when bigger football powers with deeper
pockets came calling.
When the Spartans and Cardinal clash in
the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl on
Wednesday, Dantonio and Shaw will demon-
strate the power of persistence in building a
Shaw usually just chuckles when he’s con-
nected with head coaching vacancies in the
NFL or at the nation’s top college pro-
“To be honest, it’s unbelievably flatter-
ing,” he said Monday. “I think it’s really
In his own understated way, Dantonio
takes the same approach to their unpre-
dictable profession.
“When we came here seven years ago, we
made a statement this is where we wanted to
come,” Dantonio said. “We’re here now.
We’ve accomplished that goal. Now we need
to figure out, do we belong? That’s another
opportunity, statement, challenge.”
Both coaches have turned themselves into
valuable properties by building formidable
programs — and then staying at two
schools sometimes considered stepping
stones instead of destinations.
Shaw is 34-6 in three seasons in charge at
Stanford, banking two Pac-12 titles during
the remarkable renaissance created along-
side departed coach Jim Harbaugh. Dantonio
is 63-29 at Michigan State since 2007, win-
ning at least 11 games in three of his last
four seasons.
Such success quickly leads to higher-pro-
file opportunities, and other winning coach-
es at both schools have used these jobs as
springboards to big money and power.
Tyrone Willingham turned a moderately suc-
cessful tenure at Stanford into the Notre
Dame job in late 2001, while Nick Saban
infamously left Michigan State for LSU
shortly before the Spartans’ bowl game in
late 1999.
But when Shaw and Dantonio are asked
about their own desirability, both coaches
play it off with a combination of amusement
and outspoken loyalty to the schools that
put them in this position.
Shaw has been a part of four straight trips
to BCS bowls — an unthinkable standard
just a few years earlier at the academic
dynamo better known for Nobel Prizes than
football trophies. Shaw isn’t offended by
the attention he receives from other
schools, but he also has never sounded terri-
bly interested in leaving his alma mater.
He appeared at the top of many Southern
California fans’ wish lists earlier this
month, but openly laughed at the notion of
moving south.
“I don’t mind it, (but) I have no desires to
Rose Bowl coaches show
the power of persistence
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open up an 18-10 advantage with 4:21 to
play in the first half. Notre Dame continue
to struggle handling the ball and the bigger,
taller Mariners took advantage and a 23-17
lead into halftime.
The game was lost for the Tigers in third
quarter. Notre Dame attempted just four
shots in the period and turned the ball over
five times. The Tigers would have been shut
out in the third quarter if not for a pair of
Pastorino free throws with 17 seconds left
that cut the Tigers’ deficit to 31-19.
It was more of the same in the fourth quar-
ter as the Tigers connected on only 2 of 11
shot attempts, scoring just eight points to
give then a second-half total of 10 points.
Moreau, meanwhile, scored 21 points in
the second half, on top of the 23 the
Mariners scored in the first half.
While his team came up short, Davenport
was at least glad to get some early prepara-
tion for the upcoming WCAL season.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic to play a team
like that. It gives us a measuring stick,”
Davenport said. “The kids are playing pret-
ty well. We haven’t faced a team like that
Third-place game
Hillsdale gave Northgate everything it
had in the third-place game of the Steve
Geramoni Invitational, but the Broncos
held on for a 36-33 win.
Hillsdale was led by Emily Nepomuceno,
who scored 10 points. Louisa Bevilacqua
added eight points. C.C. Cueno led the
Broncos with 10 points.
Hillsdale scored the first two buckets of
the game for a quick 4-0 lead, but that was
erased by a 7-0 Northgate run and the
Knights found themselves trailing 12-11
after one quarter.
An Emily Lyons bucket gave the lead back
to Hillsdale to start the second quarter, but
the Knights managed only one more point
the rest of the period as they found them-
selves down 19-14 at halftime.
Hillsdale outscored Northgate 11-7 in the
third period and cut its deficit to one point,
26-25, on a Nepomuceno 3-pointer at the
quarter buzzer.
That seemed to spark the Knights. Rachiel
Tjan’s bucket off the drive through the paint
gave the Knights their last lead of the game,
27-26, but Northgate answered with a 8-2
run to take a 34-29 lead. Hillsdale cut the
deficit to one, 34-33, following a pair of
Adesia Cotton free throws, but Danielle
Arauzo’s bucket with 21 seconds left extend-
ed the Broncos lead to 36-33.
Hillsdale had a chance to tie it, but turned
the ball over with three seconds to play
without getting a shot off.
Continued from page 11
Boys’ basketball
Woodside got a game-high 16 points from
Kevin Kahriman as the Wildcats held off a
furious Mountain View rally to pull out a 49-
46 win.
Josh Holman added 10 points in the win
for Woodside (4-7). The turning point was
the third quarter, during which the Wildcats
outscored the Spartans 12-5 to take a 34-27
lead into the final eight minutes.
The last quarter turned into a scoring fest
as the teams combined for 33 points, with
Mountain View outscoring Woodside 18-15
in the fourth.
Menlo-Atherton beat Anderson 64-37 to
win a third-round game in North Monterey
County Christmas Classic Saturday.
Royce Branning led the Bears with 13
The Bears made it two in a row with a 50-
34 win over St. Francis-CCC Monday.
Branning, once again, paced the Bears,
pouring in 18 points.
Menlo School lost to Cathedral Catholic-
San Diego Saturday night, 48-44, in the
MaxPreps Holiday Classic.
Liam Dunn paced Menlo (1-7) with 17
points and seven rebounds. Wes Miller and
Bobby Roth each finished with 12 points
Hillsdale was held to just 14 second-half
points as they lost 64-51 to Christopher-
Gilroy in the Sobrato Bulldog Classic over
the weekend.
Brian Houle led Hillsdale (4-4) with 13
points. Adam Cook added 12 for the
Knights, while Justin Ono chipped in nine.
Girls’ basketball
Carlmont’s Anisah Smith continues to
light up the preseason, pouring in 31
points in the Scots’ 50-34 win over Live
Oak Saturday.
Smith drained three 3-pointers on her way
to game-high scoring honors.
The Scots led 24-18, but put the game
away in the third quarter, outscoring the
Acorns 17-7.
Smith also led the Scots in scoring with
22 in a 52-32 win over Santa Clara. She got
plenty of help from Rachel Lum, who scored
11, knocking down three 3-pointers in the
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Wild-card Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 4
Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1:35 p.m. (NBC)
New Orleans at Philadelphia, 5:10 p.m. (NBC) Sun-
day, Jan. 5
San Diego at Cincinnati, 10:05 a.m. (CBS)
San Francisco at Green Bay, 1:40 p.m. (FOX)
Divisional Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 11
Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seat-
tle, 1:35 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New Eng-
land, 5:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Jan. 12
Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Car-
olina, 10:05 a.m. (FOX)
Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver,
4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships
Sunday, Jan. 19
AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS)
NFC, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)
Pro Bowl
Sunday, Jan. 26
At Honolulu
TBD, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)
Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 2
At East Rutherford, N.J.
AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)
W L Pct GB
Toronto 13 15 .464 —
Boston 13 17 .433 1
Brooklyn 10 20 .333 4
Philadelphia 9 21 .300 5
New York 9 21 .300 5
W L Pct GB
Miami 24 7 .774 —
Atlanta 17 14 .548 7
Washington 14 14 .500 8 1/2
Charlotte 14 18 .438 10 1/2
Orlando 10 20 .333 13 1/2
W L Pct GB
Indiana 24 5 .828 —
Detroit 14 19 .424 12
Chicago 12 17 .414 12
Cleveland 10 20 .333 14 1/2
Milwaukee 6 24 .200 18 1/2
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 24 7 .774 —
Houston 21 12 .636 4
Dallas 18 13 .581 6
New Orleans 14 15 .483 9
Memphis 13 17 .433 10 1/2
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 25 5 .833 —
Portland 24 7 .774 1 1/2
Minnesota 15 16 .484 10 1/2
Denver 14 16 .467 11
Utah 10 24 .294 17
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 21 12 .636 —
Phoenix 19 11 .633 1/2
Golden State 19 13 .594 1 1/2
L.A. Lakers 13 18 .419 7
Sacramento 9 20 .310 10
Washington 106, Detroit 99
Dallas 100, Minnesota 98
Chicago 95, Memphis 91
New Orleans 110, Portland 108
Miami 97, Denver 94
Utah 83, Charlotte 80
Phoenix 107, L.A. Clippers 88
Atlanta at Boston, 10 a.m.
Cleveland at Indiana, noon
Golden State at Orlando, 2 p.m.
Sacramento at Houston, 5 p.m.
Signed to DB Mario Butler, OT Edawn Coughman,
QB Dennis Dixon, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, OT
Jamaal Johnson-Webb,WR Brandon Kaufman and
LB Jacquies Smith to reserve/future contracts.
DETROITLIONS—Fired coach Jim Schwartz.
MINNESOTAVIKINGS —Fired coach Leslie Fra-
zier. Signed S Brandan Bishop, CB Kip Edwards, OT
Kevin Murphy,DE Spencer Nealy,RB Bradley Randle
and WR Adam Thielen.
to a one-year contract.
Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik.
Shanahan, special teams coordinator Keith Burns,
advance scout Larry Coyer,coaching assistant Rich-
mond Flowers, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur,
receivers coach Mike McDaniel, offensive coordi-
nator Kyle Shanahan,linebackers coach Bob Slowik
and defensive assistant Bobby Slowik.
Saturday, Dec. 28
At New York
Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16
At Charlotte, N.C.
North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17
Russell Athletic Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
Louisville 36, Miami 9
BuffaloWildWings Bowl
At Tempe, Ariz.
Kansas State 31, Michigan 14
Monday, Dec. 30
ArmedForces Bowl
At Fort Worth,Texas
Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6
Music CityBowl
At Nashville,Tenn.
Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17
At San Antonio
Oregon (10-2) vs.Texas (8-4), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN)
At San Diego
Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
At Shreveport, La.
Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 9:30 a.m.
At El Paso,Texas
Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 11 a.m. (CBS)
At Memphis,Tenn.
Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN)
At Atlanta
Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Heart of Dallas Bowl
At Dallas
UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPNU)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville, Fla.
Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPN2)
Capital OneBowl
At Orlando, Fla.
Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 10 a.m.
(ABC) OutbackBowl
At Tampa, Fla.
Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 10 a.m. (ESPN)
At Pasadena, Calif.
Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 2 p.m.
At Glendale, Ariz.
Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Jan. 2
Sugar Bowl
At New Orleans
Alabama(11-1) vs.Oklahoma(10-2),5:30p.m.(ESPN)
Friday, Jan. 3
At Miami
Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN)
At Arlington,Texas
Missouri (11-2) vs.Oklahoma State (10-2),4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4
BBVACompass Bowl
At Birmingham, Ala.
Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Jan. 5
At Mobile, Ala.
ArkansasState(7-5) vs.Ball State(10-2),6p.m.(ESPN)
Monday, Jan. 6
BCSNational Championship
At Pasadena, Calif.
Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 5:30 p.m.
pursue another job,” said Shaw,
who has nine years of NFL coach-
ing experience. “I have not and
don’t plan on interviewing with
anybody. I think it’s really nice
that my name gets batted around ...
but honestly, I’m looking forward
to playing this game and getting
into the offseason and starting to
put together another winning sea-
son next year. ”
Michigan State athletic director
Mark Hollis already has discussed
a raise with Dantonio, who has
appeared on speculative lists of
candidates for Texas’ vacancy.
Hollis also plans to bump the pay
of Dantonio’s assistant coaches.
Although he claims to be flat-
tered by the idea of his candidacy
elsewhere, Dantonio said he’s
happy with the impressive pro-
gram he has built in East Lansing.
The coaches share more than
loyalty. Stanford and Michigan
State both embrace hard-nosed,
run-first football with suffocating
defenses led by coordinators Derek
Mason and Pat Narduzzi — two ris-
ing coaches who might be better
candidates for new jobs than their
Shaw respects Dantonio for his
handling of starting middle line-
backer Max Bullough, who won’t
play in the Rose Bowl after a rules
violation. Shaw thought back to
his painful decision two years ago
to suspend Shayne Skov for a
game after the star linebacker was
“There’s a guy that’s very simi-
lar,” Shaw said. “Your game-day
leader, your middle linebacker, the
guy that sets your defense, the guy
that tells everybody what to do.
Being a head coach, it’s your
responsibility. Actions like that,
as a head coach, even help you in
your locker room because guys
know where the line is and they
know that nobody is bigger than
the program.
“I applaud Coach Dantonio for
that, because it doesn’t happen
everywhere. There are a lot of
places where you get a slap on the
wrist and they bench you for a
practice, and then play you in the
Dantonio said Kyler Elsworth is
likely to start at middle linebacker
in Bullough’s place, but Darien
Harris also will play the position.
Bullough’s replacements will keep
his on-field responsibilities,
including checking down on cer-
tain plays.
Continued from page 13
Santa Clara hangs on
to beat Portland 76-68
PORTLAND, Ore. — Evan
Roquemore, Brandon Clark and
Jared Brownridge each scored 20 for
Santa Clara in a 76-68 victory at
Portland Monday.
Santa Clara (8-7, 1-1 West Coast
Conference) scored 12 straight
points to build a 52-37 lead with
13:17 left in the game.
Portland (8-6, 0-2) later answered
with a 9-0 run to close the gap to 55-
52 and Thomas van der Mars’ three-
point play kept them within 58-55.
But Santa Clara answered with a 10-
3 run and made eight free throws in
the final 2 minutes.
The Broncos shot 12 of 23 from
3-point range and Roquemore was 5
of 7 from long distance. His back-
to-back 3s in the first half gave
Santa Clara the lead for good at 28-
Portland out-rebounded Santa
Clara 43-27.
Van der Mars led the Pilots with
23 points and Kevin Bailey added
19. Ryan Nicholas had 12 points
and 13 rebounds.
No. 24 Gonzaga
tops USF 69-41
SPOKANE, Wash. — Drew
Barham scored 15 points, all on 3-
pointers, as short-handed No. 24
Gonzaga beat San Francisco 69-41
on Monday night.
Przemek Karnowski added 11
points for Gonzaga (12-2, 2-0
West Coast), whose top three scor-
ers are battling injuries. David
Stockton and Kevin Pangos fin-
ished with 10 points each.
Avry Holmes led cold-shooting
San Francisco (8-6, 1-1) with 16
points. The Dons made just 26 per-
cent of their shots, to 43 percent
for the Zags.
Gonzaga has won 20 straight
conference games spanning three
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Tuesday • Dec. 31, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
the slight mental edge.
He got the best of linebacker Clay
Matthews in the last meeting. After Matthews
said leading up to the game that the Packers
spent a large portion of their offseason work-
ing to stop Kaepernick and the read option, he
lost his cool with a late, out-of-bounds hit on
the third-year quarterback in the second quarter
back in September.
Afterward, Kaepernick offered this parting
shot: “If intimidation is your game plan, I
hope you have a better one.”
“Green Bay is a completely different team
than the team we saw in Week 1, as we are,”
wide receiver Anquan Boldin said. “For us, we
would like to carry that momentum. We are in
a six-game winning streak.”
And if the 49ers get through the wild-card
round they could be headed to the Pacific
Northwest for another highly anticipated date
with the nemesis Seattle Seahawks, who
grabbed the division crown away from the bay
this year.
“I think we are showing fight,” linebacker
NaVorro Bowman said. “None of the games are
going to be easy. The scenarios are going to
be tight and a lot of teams had a chance to be
in the playoffs. So as a team we are showing
fight, we are showing grit, we are staying
focused. Teams are going to make plays but
the teams that prevail through adversity and
not let things distract them, those are the
great teams and we are doing that right now.”
While Harbaugh hadn’t yet spoken to big
brother, John, whose Ravens beat the Niners
34-31 in the Super Bowl then missed the play-
offs, he understands how fleeting these oppor-
tunities can be.
“I think we all understand the wonderful
opportunity we have to be in the playoffs. We
take it very seriously,” Harbaugh said.
The 49ers insist the chill factor won’t be a
factor at all.
“It’s the Super Bowl on the line, coldness
goes out the window,” Bowman said. “You
want to be great. You want to be remembered.
These are the games that you are remembered
in — the teams that fought no matter the tem-
perature or situation. We’re prepared. This
team is going to Green Bay — we’ve done it
Continued from page 11
three-year starter at quarterback before being
drafted in the seventh round as a wide receiver
in the 2009 draft by the Patriots.
People have wondered how the Patriots
could done so well this season, given their
dearth of wide receivers. The answer is
Edelman, who has quietly become one of the
top receivers in the NFL.
Paul Fanaika (2004, Mills, Arizona
Cardinals RG)
Lightly recruited out of Mills, Fanaika just
continued to work, eventually earning a col-
lege scholarship and parlaying that into a
starting spot with an NFLteam.
Fanaika was drafted in
the same class as Edelman
in 2009 by the
Philadelphia Eagles. He
was out of the league in
2012 after bouncing
around between the
Eagles, Washington
Redskins, Cleveland
Browns and Seattle
Seahawks practice squads.
He made three appearances for the Seahawks
in 2011, but was released in the summer of
2012 and never signed with another team.
This spring, Fanaika hooked on with
Arizona, seized the starting right guard spot
and never relinquished it, starting all 16
games for the Cardinals this season.
Just another example of a guy keeping his
eye on the prize. After going to Arizona State
as a recruited walk-on, he
improved enough to be
given a full scholarship
and ended his college
career by making 35
straight starts.
David Bakhtiari
(2009, Serra, Green
Bay Packers LT)
He could end up having
the biggest impact of any-
one from the Peninsula since Brady. Bakhtiari
left the University of Colorado after his jun-
ior year and was drafted by the Green Bay
Packers in the fourth round this past spring.
When presumptive starter Brian Bulaga tore
up his knee during a preseason scrimmage,
Bakhtiari was quickly tossed into the fire at
arguably the most crucial position on the
offensive line — left tackle, the man most
responsible for his quarter-
back’s blindside, who in
this case is Super Bowl
winner Aaron Rodgers.
Bakhtiari more than
held his own, starting all
16 games for the Packers
and earning a spot in the
At Colorado, Bakhtiari
was essentially a three-
year starter — he started 11 of 12 games dur-
ing his redshirt freshman year — and was
ranked one of the top tackles in the nation his
junior season.
Nathan Mollat can be reached by phone: 344-5200
ext. 117 or by email: nathan@smdailyjournal.com.
You follow him on Twitter@CheckkThissOutt.
Continued from page 11
Allen said he doesn’t expect many changes
on his coaching staff even though most of
them have contracts that expire next month.
Despite losing their final six games and
eight of the last nine following a promising
start to the season, Allen retained the support
in the locker room from players hoping for
continuity after years of constant change in
“The result on the field was not anywhere
near what we wanted, but we need to keep con-
tinuity and keep building,” left tackle Jared
Veldheer said. “You can’t rip down and start
over because then we just fall into the same
problem. It’s hard for people to see, but it’s
going to happen. There will be success here.”
It was hard to see that success down the
stretch of the season especially. The Raiders
struggled mightily on defense and allowed the
second most points in franchise history and
had the fifth worst passer rating against in NFL
The offense also struggled late in the season
as both Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor failed
to deliver consistent play. Pryor won three of
his first six starts before regressing down the
stretch. McGloin won his debut start before
losing his final five games.
The Raiders have the fifth pick in May’s draft
and could use it on a quarterback or bring in a
veteran through trade or free agency.
“That’s a position that we’ve got to make
sure that we address,” Allen said. “I’m not sure
that we have the quarterback of the future in the
building right now.”
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By Marc Levy
HARRISBURG, Pa. — About 5 million
people will be without health care next year
that they would have gotten simply if they
lived somewhere else in America.
They make up a coverage gap in President
Barack Obama’s signature health care law
created by the domino effects of last year’s
Supreme Court ruling and states’ subsequent
policy decisions.
The court effectively left it up to states to
decide whether to open Medicaid, the feder-
al-state program for the poor and disabled,
to more people, primarily poor working
adults without children.
Twenty-five states declined. That leaves
4.8 million people in those states without
the health care coverage that their peers
elsewhere are getting through the expan-
sion of Medicaid, according to a Kaiser
Family Foundation estimate. More than
one-fifth of them live in Texas alone,
Kaiser’s analysis found.
Among those in the gap is Cheryl Jones,
a 61-year-old part-time home-care worker
from Erie, Pa., who makes do without health
insurance by splitting in half pills for high
blood pressure, which she gets from a
friend, not a pharmacist. She’d also like to
visit a dentist to fix her broken partial den-
tures. Anew pair of glasses might be nice,
t oo.
“There are a lot of us who need medical
help now,” she said. “I need new glasses, I
need to go to a dentist, I need my medicine.
... Think about us working poor. We pay our
The Medicaid expansion was supposed to
work hand-in-hand with tax credits subsi-
dizing private insurance for people with
slightly higher incomes, two keys to the
law’s broader aim of extending health insur-
ance to 30 million more people. As an
enticement for states to expand Medicaid,
the federal government promises to pay
nearly all of the cost.
Without the expansion, the law is unable
to help people who are below the income
threshold where tax credits start kicking in,
about $11,500 for working adults.
On Wednesday, 24 states and Washington,
D.C., will extend Medicaid to more than 4
million adults who would otherwise fall
into the same gap as Jones. Access to the
care they’ll get is similar to what people get
with private insurance, said Joan Alker,
executive director of Georgetown
University’s Center for Children and
A25th state, Michigan, plans to expand
in April. Wisconsin effectively eliminated
its own gap without using the more gener-
ous federal contribution.
Politics is apparent in states’ expansion
decisions. Of those that joined it, all but
five supported Obama in last year’s elec-
tion. Of those that declined, most are more
conservative states in the South, Midwest
and northern Rocky Mountains that voted
against Obama.
One outlier is Pennsylvania, a moderate
industrial belt state that supported Obama
Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican who sued
unsuccessfully as attorney general to over-
turn the health care law, instead plans to ask
the federal government to approve an alter-
native to a Medicaid expansion. He wants to
use the law’s generous Medicaid dollars to
cover the same population through private
insurance companies while stripping down
existing benefits under Medicaid, a target of
conservatives’ criticism.
With no guarantee of federal approval,
hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians
— Kaiser estimates 281,000 — could be
stuck in the gap until at least 2015.
Corbett doesn’t apologize for not
expanding eligibility right away. Rather,
administration officials say they want to
put themselves in a better position to create
a successful, affordable program.
“Our goal is to absolutely get this plan
approved so that every uninsured
Pennsylvanian has health care options,”
said a senior Corbett aide, Todd Shamash.
Corbett’s office declined to make him avail-
able for an interview.
In the meantime, the uninsured who fall
into this new Medicaid gap are selective
about seeking care.
“Their health care needs don’t go away
just because they’re uninsured,” Alker said,
“and what they’re missing out on is consis-
tent primary and preventive care.”
Shelagh Collins of Pittsburgh can get pri-
mary care at a federally funded community
health center nearby, but she can’t afford
more specialized treatment for her joint
aches and pains that limit her ability to do
certain jobs, she said. After she fell and hurt
her hip in the spring, she couldn’t pay for
Medicaid growth creates gap of 5M without coverage
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act, commonly known
as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action grassroots supporter event in Washington, D.C.
See COVERAGE, Page 18
Tuesday • Dec. 31, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
an MRI, she said.
A friend’s loan of $200 covered a month
of physical therapy, but it didn’t make the
pain disappear.
Collins, 56, used to be a high-level
administrative assistant at the Chicago
Botanic Garden. Now she gets by on occa-
sional secretarial temporary work and
unemployment compensation checks and is
trying to protect a 401(k) retirement
account of $21,000 that she said makes her
ineligible for Pennsylvania’s current
Medicaid program.
But the job market is brutal, temp work is
scarce and her unemployment compensa-
tion checks are at an end, she said.
“I have never gone through anything like
this in my life,” Collins said.
Lori Miller would like to see a doctor for
the headaches, blackouts and weakness that
has made it hard for the Punxsutawney seam-
stress to pursue more work. The 34-year-old
wonders what happened to the physically fit
woman who used to walk, run or bicycle
every day, and she wonders if she’s still suf-
fering from a painful bicycle accident two
years ago for which she never sought treat-
Living on about $7,000 a year, she can’t
afford to see a doctor, Miller said.
“I want to feel like that’s an option to
me,” she said, “without worrying about, ‘Do
I have enough dollars to do that?”’
Continued from page 17
By Lauran Neergaard
WASHINGTON — Certain current or for-
mer heavy smokers should start getting
yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their
risk of death from the nation’s top cancer
killer, government advisers said Monday
— even as they stressed that the tests
aren’t for everyone.
The long-anticipated decision by the
influential U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force says these CT scans of the lungs
should be offered only to people at espe-
cially high risk: Those who smoked a
pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or an
equivalent amount, such as two packs a day
for 15 years — and who are between the
ages of 55 and 80.
That’s roughly 10 million people, but
not all of them qualify for screening, said
task force vice chairman Dr. Michael
LeFevre, a University of Missouri family
physician. Even those high-risk people
shouldn’t be scanned if they’re not healthy
enough to withstand cancer treatment, or if
they kicked the habit more than 15 years
Lung cancer kills nearly 160,000
Americans each year. Smoking is the
biggest risk factor, and the more and
longer people smoke, the higher their
risk. Usually, lung cancer is diagnosed too
late for treatment to succeed, but until now
there hasn’t been a good means of early
The newly recommended screening could
prevent as many as 20,000 deaths a year,
LeFevre said — if it’s used correctly.
That estimate assumes good candi-
dates seek the scans. There’s no way to
know if people at the highest risk will,
or if instead the overly anxious will
flood testing centers.
Screen the wrong people, “and we could
see more harm than good,” LeFevre cau-
tioned. “There’s a lot of room for what I
would call people exploiting the recom-
mendation. I can imagine a street-corner
imaging center advertising to invite peo-
ple in.”
Why not screen younger or lighter
smokers? There’s no data to tell if they’d
be helped. Lung cancer is rare before age
50, and the major study that showed
screening could save lives enrolled only
heavy smokers starting at age 55.
But screening isn’t harm-free. A suspi-
cious scan is far more likely to be a false
alarm than a tumor, LeFevre noted. Yet
patients may undergo invasive testing to
find out, which in turn can cause complica-
Moreover, radiation accumulated from
even low-dose CT scans can raise the risk
of cancer. And occasionally, screening
detects tumors so small and slow-growing
that they never would have threatened the
person’s life.
While screening clearly can benefit
some people, “the best way to avoid lung
cancer death is to stop smoking,” LeFevre
The task force proposed the screenings
last summer but published its final recom-
mendation Monday in the journal Annals
of Internal Medicine. That clears the way
for insurers to begin paying for the scans,
which cost between $300 and $500,
according to the American Lung
Under the Obama administration’s health
care law, cancer screenings that are backed
by the task force are supposed to be cov-
ered with no copays, although plans have a
year to adopt new recommendations.
Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all
Lung cancer kills nearly 160,000 Americans each year. Smoking is the biggest risk factor, and
the more and longer people smoke,the higher their risk.Usually,lung cancer is diagnosed too
late for treatment to succeed,but until now there hasn’t been a good means of early detection.
Tuesday • Dec. 31, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Holly Ramer
CONCORD, N.H. — Office workers
in search of snacks will be counting
calories along with their change under
new labeling regulations for vending
machines included in President Barack
Obama’s health care overhaul law.
Requiring calorie information to be
displayed on roughly 5 million vend-
ing machines nationwide will help
consumers make healthier choices,
says the Food and Drug
Administration, which is expected to
release final rules early next year. It
estimates the cost to the vending
machine industry at $25.8 million ini-
tially and $24 million per year after
that, but says if just .02 percent of
obese adults ate 100 fewer calories a
week, the savings to the health care
system would be at least that great.
The rules will apply to about 10,800
companies that operate 20 or more
machines. Nearly three quarters of
those companies have three or fewer
employees, and their profit margin is
extremely low, according to the
National Automatic Merchandising
Association. An initial investment of
$2,400 plus $2,200 in annual costs is
a lot of money for a small company
that only clears a few thousand dollars
a year, said Eric Dell, the group’s vice
president for government affairs.
“The money that would be spent to
comply with this — there’s no return
on the investment,” he said.
While the proposed rules would give
companies a year to comply, the indus-
try group has suggested a two-year
deadline and is urging the government
to allow as much flexibility as possible
in implementing the rules. Some com-
panies may use electronic displays to
post calorie counts while others may
opt for signs stuck to the machines.
Carol Brennan, who owns Brennan
Food Vending Services in
Londonderry, said she doesn’t yet
know how she will handle the regula-
tions, but she doesn’t like them. She
has five employees servicing hundreds
of machines and says she’ll be forced
to limit the items offered so her
employees don’t spend too much time
updating the calorie counts.
“It is outrageous for us to have to do
this on all our equipment,” she said.
Brennan also doubts that consumers
will benefit from the calorie informa-
“How many people have not read a
label on a candy bar?” she said. “If
you’re concerned about it, you’ve
already read it for years.”
But Kim Gould, 58, of Seattle, said
he doesn’t read the labels even after his
choice pops out of a vending machine,
so having access to that information
wouldn’t change what he buys.
“People have their reasons they eat
well or eat poorly,” Gould said.
Standing with his 12-year-old
daughter near a vending machine in a
medical clinic where he bought some
drinks last week, he said he only
makes purchases at the machines when
he’s hungry and has no other options.
“How do we know people who are
buying candy in the vending machines
aren’t eating healthy 99 percent of the
time?” he added.
As for the new labels, Gould said he
wasn’t sure what the point would be,
and that they would just be “nibbling
around the edges of the problem.”
The FDA also is working on final
rules for requiring restaurant chains
with more than 20 locations to post
calories information, something some
cities already mandate and some large
fast-food operations have begun doing
voluntarily. A2011 study in New York
found that only one in six customers
looked at the information, but those
who did generally ordered about 100
fewer calories. A more recent study in
Philadelphia found no difference in
calories purchased after the city’s
labeling law took effect.
“There is probably a subset of peo-
ple for whom this information works,
who report using it to purchase fewer
calories, but what we’re not seeing
though is a change at an overall popu-
lation level in the number of calories
consumed,” said Brian Ebel, the
study’s author and an assistant profes-
sor at New York University’s depart-
ment of population health and medi-
Health law to put calorie info on vending machines
A 2011 study in
New York found
that only one in
six customers
looked at the
information, but
those who did
ordered about
100 fewer
Tuesday • Dec. 31, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
New Year’s Party. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555
Crystal Springs Road. Salmon or
prime rib lunch, Champagne toast at
noon, and dancing to ‘The Knights of
Nostalgia’ Band. $10. For more infor-
mation call 616-7150.
Countdown to Happy ‘Noon’ Year!
11:30 a.m. San Mateo Public Library,
55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Hear sto-
ries, make a craft and enjoy refresh-
ments as we count down to the
‘Noon’ year! Free. For more informa-
tion call 522 -7838.
Alternative New Year’s Eve. 6:30
p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mercy Center in
Burlingame.There will be a quiet, can-
dle-lit chapel, Taizé chants, a walk on
the labyrinth and art activities.
Visitors can stay the night. Free. For
more information call 340-7474.
NewYear’s Eve Vigil Mass. 7:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church,
1721 Hillsdale Drive, Burlingame.
Free. For more information call 347-
Rock in the New Year with
RockSkool — The Ultimate Party
Rock Tribute. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209
Broadway, Redwood City. $20 per per-
son. For more information call (877)
435-9849 or go to
New Year’s Eve Dance Party. 9:15
p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Cubberley Pavilion,
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $15.
For more information email
New Year’s Day Worship. 8 a.m., 11
a.m., 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Angels
Catholic Church, 1721 Hillsdale Drive,
Burlingame. Free. For more informa-
tion call 347-7768.
New Year’s Day Worship. 9:30 a.m.
Robert’s Church, 1380 Crystal Springs
Road, San Bruno. Free. For more infor-
mation call 589-2800.
Winter Break Explorer Day. 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San
Mateo. Explore the science of the
world. Free. For more information go
to www.CuriOdyssey.org.
Winter Break Explorer Day. 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San
Mateo. Explore the science of the
world. Free. For more information go
to www.CuriOdyssey.org.
Free Friday at the San Mateo
County History Museum. 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
In addition to free admission, there
will be two programs throughout the
day. For more information call 299-
0104 or go to www.historysmc.org.
Annual Lego Holiday
Extravaganza. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum of American Heritage, 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Enjoy a variety
of Lego creations made by members
of the club, featuring train layouts,
Bay Area landmarks, castles, minia-
ture cities, sculptures and more.
Admission is $2. Exhibit runs through
Jan. 19 on Fridays, Saturdays and
Registration Deadline for New
Volunteer Recruitment at Fioli. The
deadline for the New Volunteer
Recruitment (Jan. 11) is 4 p.m. today.
Attendees can register by emailing
Annual Lego Holiday
Extravaganza. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum of American Heritage, 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Enjoy a variety
of Lego creations made by members
of the club, featuring train layouts,
Bay Area landmarks, castles, minia-
ture cities, sculptures and more.
Admission is $2. Exhibit runs through
Jan. 19 on Fridays, Saturdays and
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon to
1 p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Free admis-
sion, but lunch is $17. For more infor-
mation call 430-6500.
Historical, Cultural and Social Links
to Downton Abbey. 1 p.m. to 3:30
pm. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W.
Third Ave., San Mateo. Dr. DiAnn Ellis
will cover the world of Downton
Abbey and Victorian and Edwardian
periods. Tea and biscuits will be
served at intermission. Free. For more
information or to RSVP, call 522-7818.
Feast of Epiphany. 4:30 p.m. Robert’s
Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road,
San Bruno. Free. For more information
call 589-2800.
Feast of Epiphany. 7:30 a.m., 9:30
a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Robert’s
Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road,
San Bruno. Free. For more information
call 589-2800.
First Sunday Line Dance with Tina
Beare and Jeanette Feinberg. 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. San Bruno Senior
Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road,
San Bruno. $5. For more information
call 616-7150.
Annual Lego Holiday
Extravaganza. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum of American Heritage, 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Enjoy a variety
of Lego creations made by members
of the club, featuring train layouts,
Bay Area landmarks, castles, minia-
ture cities, sculptures and more.
Admission is $2. Exhibit runs through
Jan. 19 on Fridays, Saturdays and
Launch Your Successful Business-
Orientation. 10 a.m. Redwood City
Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road,
Redwood City. Free. For more infor-
mation go to
Hearing Loss Association of the
Peninsula Meeting. 1:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center,
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
The program will be presented by
Sharif Frink with the California
Telephone Access Program. Learn
about this free phone program and
be able to try it out. Free. For more
information call 345-4551.
Building an Effective Resume. 9
a.m. Silicon Valley Community
Foundation, 1300 S. El Camino Real,
San Mateo. Free. For more informa-
tion go to www.phase2careers.org.
Pantry Makeover: 30 Minute
Healthy Eating Tour. 10 a.m. Whole
Foods Market, 1010 Park Place, San
Mateo. Participants will be automati-
cally entered to win a $500 Pantry
Makeover with the Regional Healthy
Eating Specialist. Space is limited to
20. For more information and to sign
up go to http://www.dairyfreegluten-
Canadian Women’s Club January
luncheon and speaker series. 11
a.m. Basque Cultural Center, 599
Railroad Ave., South San Francisco.
Reservation required. $35. Guests and
gentlemen welcome. To reserve a
seat, call (415) 824-9745 or email
Listening Live: Celebrating Live at
Mission Blue 10th Season. 7 p.m.
Brisbane Public Library, 250 Visitacion
Ave., Brisbane. Free. For more infor-
mation email
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Dangerous Foods. 7 p.m. Bethany
Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave.,
Menlo Park. Lifetree Cafe will host an
hour-long conversation exploring
and discussing hints and strategies
for healthy eating. Complimentary
snacks and beverages will be served.
For more information go to life-
Willamette University Choirs to
Perform on Tour. 7 p.m. St. Gregory’s
Catholic Church, 2715 Hacienda St.,
San Mateo. Free. For more informa-
tion email npate@willamette.edu.
Art Demonstration by Gary
Bukovnik. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850
Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Free.
For more information email artbe-
School-Age Thursday Afternoon
Storytelling Series. 4 p.m. Menlo
Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Free. For more information go to
Four Calm Steps to Conflict
Resolution: HR Business Leader
Series. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sequoia,
1850 Gateway Drive, Suite 600, San
Mateo. $35 for general admission and
free to NCHRA members. For more
information call (415) 291-1992.
Annual Lego Holiday
Extravaganza. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum of American Heritage, 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto. 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
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Opening: Annual Members’ Exhibit
and Contemporary Pakistani Art.
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Art League,
227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. Free. For
more information email
Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble. 7
p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Angelicas, 863
Main St., Redwood City. Roger Glenn,
master musician, composer and
entertainer on the flute, sax and
vibraphone and son of the late Tyree
Glenn who was one of the 57 notable
jazz musicians pictured in the historic
photo ‘A Great Day in Harlem.’
Advance tickets begin at $25 and
tickets at the door are $31. Valet park-
ing available. For more information
call 679-8184 or go to www.angeli-
For more events visit
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pagne, it’s becoming equivalent to
supporting a local artist,” he said.
“Major brands, like (Domaine)
Chandon, always sell well, particular-
ly in the holiday season, but con-
sumers are learning champagnes are
great wines with food.”
Apopular New Year’s Eve beverage,
champagne is defined as a sparkling
wine produced from grapes grown in
the Champagne region of France fol-
lowing rules that demand secondary
fermentation of the wine in the bottle
to create carbonation. Some use the
term as a generic term for sparkling
wine, but many countries reserve the
term exclusively for sparkling wines
that come from Champagne and are
produced using the rules.
For those seeking the high quality of
champagne without a high price,
Taggart suggests sparkling wine alter-
natives, including Cavas from Spain,
Crémant from another district of
France and other sparkling wines from
Argentina, Australia and Italy.
“Champagne is world-renowned, so
the price is also world-renowned,” he
Weimax Wines & Spirits on
Broadway in Burlingame sells a lot of
champagne from small growers. You
can get a good bottle of good cham-
pagne for $35 to $60, said owner
Gerald Weisl.
“They range from small family-
owned estates who grow their own
grapes and make their own cham-
pagne, ” Weisl said. “We’re sell-
ing quite a bit this year. It ’s a
great gi ft i t em duri ng t he
December holidays. Our philoso-
phy i s onl y dri nk champagne wi t h
days ending with letter ‘Y. ’ ”
Marie Courtin, champagne from a
tiny estate in the southern part of
Champagne has been selling well,
Weisl said. Weisl agreed champagne is
popular all year long because it goes
well with food.
For those not so keen on the taste of
champagne, alternatives to consum-
ing champagne straight up include the
mixed drink Kir Royale. This cocktail
mixes champagne and the sweet black-
currant liquor creme de cassis.
Additionally, there’s always mimosas,
with orange juice and champagne, and
the Poinsettia, with orange liqueur,
cranberry juice and champagne.
In terms of etiquette, Taggart recom-
mends using a small white wine glass
over using a narrower champagne flute.
“You can smell the aromas,” he said.
“Getting your nose in the glass makes
a difference. The shape also allows the
carbonation to disperse.”
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many. But waking up with a raging
headache, upset stomach and dark bags
around the eyes is no way to greet 2014.
So the experts at some of San Mateo
County’s favorite watering holes have
suggestions on how to relieve the pre-
vious night’s indulgences.
Plan on having
a smashing new year
Staying hydrated and managing sugar
intake is key to avoiding a hangover,
said Kristen Snow, a bartender at Yuppie
Bar on San Mateo’s B Street. Although
most people are rightfully caught up in
the holiday celebrations, New Year’s
Eve doesn’t have to be amateur night,
Snow said.
“You should always hydrate with good
old-fashioned water. But people don’t
always think about that when they
drink,” Snow said.
Be conscious of what you drink and
avoid overlapping different liquors. If
you start with a clear alcohol, don’t go
throwing wine in the mix, Snow said.
Avoiding the sweet chasers and sticking
with something like a vodka soda is
typically a better choice, Snow said.
“The sugar is really what gives you
that screaming hangover in the morn-
ing,” Snow said.
Making sure you’re not drinking on
an empty stomach can make or break
Jan. 1 for those who start to party early,
said Juan Loredo, co-owner of
Barrelhouse Pub in Burlingame.
“Really hydrate and eat well. Alot of
customers that come in and are worried
about their physique, don’t eat before
and a lot come in and get really drunk
right away,” Loredo said.
For those who can’t afford to spend a
night on the town and wake up exhaust-
edly dragging their feet to work, Loredo
said taking a nap ahead of the celebra-
tion and making sure you’re well rested
before counting down to midnight can
help stave off the hangover.
When you know
you’ve gone too far
The two most excruciating hangover
symptoms are the crippling headaches
and the unprecedented bubble tummy,
Barrelhouse bartender Jeff Peterson
said. When serving up a morning-after
hair of the dog remedy, anything with a
kick will help. Adding something spicy
like Tabasco sauce to even a basic tequi-
la shot can get the sweat dripping and
ease one’s suffering, Peterson said.
When it comes to the bubble tummy,
there are pre- and post-drinking reme-
dies. If you’re truly desperate for a quick
hangover fix, you might have to wait to
start your New Year’s diet resolutions
until Jan. 2.
Anything fatty or greasy will help
absorb the leftover liquid courage cours-
ing through your body. Although it’s
typically served on a Sunday, slopping
up a delicious bowl of menudo during
this mid-week New Year’s Day is his go-
to cure, Loredo said.
“It has a lot of fat, so that’s what I
think absorbs the alcohol. Anything
with fat or a fatty food helps. I think it
just makes you feel better,” Loredo said.
Dehydration not only gives your
stomach the turns, it can also dumb you
down. To combat the hangover haze, a
pinch bit of salt can go a long way, said
Tim Lamberg, a Barrelhouse patron.
“Your brain, from when you’re dehy-
drated, is severely inhibited because of
the lack of salt,” Lamberg said.
He usually indulges in some pickles or
mixing a spoonful of salt into a glass of
water, Lamberg said.
When all else fails
If you’re able, heading to the gym
may ease your haggard feeling and help
start your resolution to get into shape.
Stepping into a sauna to sweat out the
toxins or jumping into cold water can do
the trick, Mike Fitzpatrick said.
If you’re lucky enough to know a para-
medic or a doctor, hit them up for a
favor. In the country’s drinking mecca
Las Vegas, there’s a mobile truck that
services the most brutally hungover by
giving a saline IV, Loredo said. But a
more viable option is to try some char-
coal pills that can help absorb the
booze, Loredo said.
Everyone agreed the best go-to hang-
over remedy is digesting electrolytes.
Don’t be afraid to admit when you’re in
need, Loredo said even children’s
Pedialyte turns into a day-after adult
Taking a shot of the licorice tasting
Fernet can help ease your tummy’s
woes, Loredo said. It’s a digestif that is
extremely helpful after a meal and some-
times it helps as a hangover cure. It’s
extremely popular and San Francisco is
one of the world’s largest consumers,
Loredo said.
Fernet has been around for decades,
was the only thing allowed during
Prohibition and has been considered a
cure-all, Snow said. Fernet used to be
standard in the ’40s and ’50s kitchens
and bathroom, Snow said.
“Alot of people can’t stomach Fernet.
So when you drink it don’t smell it,
especially if it’s your first shot of
Fernet; it’s pretty intense,” Snow said.
One of the more easy to stomach and
widely distributed electrolyte drinks
now a days is coconut water. It tastes
good and will help ease you into the new
year, said Barrelhouse bartender BreAnn
“Coconut water is more hydrating
then water,” Hanna said. “And it goes
down smooth when nothing else will.”
San Mateo County police officials
remind everyone not to drink and drive.
SamTrans is offering free rides on New
Year’s Eve and BART will be running
until 3 a.m.
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13 Dueler’s weapon
14 Theta follower
15 Apply makeup
16 Repast
17 Gambling stake
18 Kind of numeral
20 Like autumn leaves
22 Subsides
23 Makes bales
25 NASA outfits (hyph.)
29 Flutter
31 Crewmate of Uhura
34 3-D scan
35 Lacking muscle
36 Comparable
37 Walk quietly
38 Flying prefix
39 Moon buggy
40 Say yes
42 Close
44 Cash givers
47 Kind of radio
49 Atomic process
51 Fanfare (hyph.)
53 All excited
55 Ms. Grafton
56 Right on!
57 Affluent
58 Blasting material
59 Sub — (secretly)
60 Make a sweater
61 Fabric meas.
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2 Mindful
3 Shish —
4 Derelict
5 Fuel cartel
6 “Luck — — Lady”
7 Congers
8 Fancy topper
9 Wax producer
10 ABA member
11 — kwon do
19 Air rifle (2 wds.)
21 Codgers’ queries
24 German industrial region
26 Foul callers
27 401(k) alternatives
28 Waterfront event
30 Boxing win
31 “Gal” of song
32 Banjo kins
33 Tangy drinks
35 Electrical measure
40 Sitcom alien
41 Zilch
43 Fridge maker
45 Drizzling
46 Well-constructed
48 Blemish
49 Points of convergence
50 Catches
51 Sailor
52 —, amas, amat
54 Rummy call
CAPRICORN ( Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You will have
extra discipline today, so you should be of f to a
good start. Make careful plans, and net work with
people who can be helpful. Don’t be afraid to go
your own way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Allow yourself to
think big. Make a point of being social, and you
will have a chance to meet someone who will help
you reach your goals.
PISCES ( Feb. 20-March 20) — Take a moment to
re-examine your strategy before you head down
the wrong path. Although you will have great
stamina, your tendency will be to overdo things.
Focus on ef ficiency.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Prepare to enjoy a
spectacular event. Take the time to make everything
perfect. It’s best to approach the new year with
optimism. Be confident that you will do well.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You may feel
vulnerable, but a change in attitude is all that is
needed to turn things around. Think carefully about
what you want and what you need.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — This will be a memorable
time. Opportunities will be vast. You should be able to
pick and choose from an array of options. The only rule
is to follow through on your aims.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — With high energy
and fervent spirits, you are prepared to enjoy the
wonder of life. Although you face changes, this
year promises to reward you for all your hard
work and tough sacrifices.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Nothing can get in
the way of having fun. It’s time to cut loose and
celebrate the past and the future. Things are
beginning to heat up in your life, so enjoy the sizzle.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It’s best to take a
rest today. Overdoing it will lead to setbacks. Don’t
be misled by others. Use your intuition and make
independent choices.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A shrewd change will
help you follow your dreams. Make a New Year’s
resolution that you will be able to uphold. It’s a
busy time, and you should be at your best.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Acknowledging that
you are reaching the end of a cycle will prepare
you for the future. Make an effort to focus on your
finances. Don’t repeat the cash flow crises you’ve
experienced in the past.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You’ll be able
to charm others with ease. Attending events may
lead to opportunities for romance. The new year
will be a time of reinvention. Invest in your goals
with an open mind.
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180 Businesses For Sale
in Downtown San Mateo (510)962-1569
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Yessir!, 1542 Jasmine Street, SAN
MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Yessir!, LLC,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by a Limited Liability Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 06/20/2013.
/s/ Masahiro Miyata /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/02/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/10/13, 12/17/13, 12/24/13, 12/31/13).
Date of Filing Application:
December 26, 2013
To Whom It May Concern:
The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are:
The applicant(s) listed above are apply-
ing to Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control to sell alcoholic beverages at:
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070-2419
Type of license applied for:
47-On Sale General Eating Place
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
DECEMBER 31, 2013
15 N. Ellsworth Avenue, Ste. 201
San Mateo, CA 94401
Please apply in person from Monday to Friday
(Between 10:00am to 4:00pm)
You can also call for an appointment or
apply online at
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Tundra Tundra Tundra
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee
Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name
Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce
Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 525474
Carol Donnelly Peterson
Petitioner, Carol Donnelly Peterson filed
a petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Carol Donnelly Peterson
Propsed Name:Carel Donnelly Peterson
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on January 23,
2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room , at 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 12/12/ 2013
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 12/11/2013
(Published, 12/17/13, 12/24/2013,
12/31/2013, 01/07/2013)
The following person is doing business
as: Out West Antiques, 707 Bellevue
Ave., DALY CITY, CA 94014 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Out
West Global, Inc, CA. The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN .
/s/ Qi Zheng /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/17/13, 12/24/13, 12/31/13, 01/07/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Excel Equestrian, 4040 Woodside
Rd., WOODSIDE, CA 94062 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Mandy
Emily Alamillo, 22306 City Centerm Hay-
ward, CA 94541. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN .
/s/ Mandy Emily Alamillo /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/02/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/17/13, 12/24/13, 12/31/13, 01/07/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Coldwell Banker Infiniti Group, 1435
Huntington Ave., Suite 310 SOUTH SAN
FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Bez Group,
Inc, CA. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN
/s/ Edward C. Wong /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/17/13, 12/24/13, 12/31/13, 01/07/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Mindful Money Management 2)
MIndful Fiduciary Services , 63 Bovet
Road # 333, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
MIndful Details LLC. The business is
conducted by a Limited Liability Compa-
ny. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN .
/s/ Kathryn A. Uros /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/02/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/17/13, 12/24/13, 12/31/13, 01/07/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Vintage at Heart Thriftshop, 2130
Coast Hwy., PACIFICA, CA 94044 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Jamie Lynn Quirk, Po Box 718, Redwood
City, CA 94064. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN 11/01/2013.
/s/ Jamie Lynn Quirk /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/02/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/17/13, 12/24/13, 12/31/13, 01/07/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Technalysis Research, LLC, 1136
Halsey Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Technlysis Research, LLC. The business
is conducted by a Limited Liability Com-
pany. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN.
/s/Robert E. O’Donnell /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/27/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/17/13, 12/24/13, 12/31/13, 01/07/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Born Property Management, 2)
Born Home Watch, 3) The Rent Group,
1055 Alameda De Las Plugas, BEL-
MONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Born Real Estate,
Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN .
/s/ Jason Born/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/24/13, 12/28/13, 01/04/13, 01/14/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Admin Thrifty, 2359 S. Norfolk St.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Rhea Gat-
tuso and David Gattuso, same adress.
The business is conducted by a General
Partnership. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN
/s/ Rhea Gattuso /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/19/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/24/13, 12/31/13, 01/07/13, 01/14/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Nothing Bundt Cakes, 140 S. El Ca-
mino Real, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
TWAH, Inc, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN.
/s/ Carol Basch /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/22/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/24/13, 12/31/13, 01/07/13, 01/14/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as:PMAI, 40 Forbes Boulevard,SOUTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CA94080 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Pacific
Marketing Alliance, Inc., same address.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN
/s/ Masanori Takenaka /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/13/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/31/13, 01/07/14, 01/14/14, 01/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as:Burlingame Acupuncture Center,654
North El Camino Real #103,SAN MA-
TEO, CA,94401 is hereby registered by
the following owner: IB Acupunture Inc.,
860 South Winchester Blvd., #B, San
Jose, CA 95128. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN.
/s/ Lee Bai /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/23/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/31/13, 01/07/14, 01/14/14, 01/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as:Fagan Properties,5 Tranquility Ct.,PA-
CIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby registered
by the following owner: John Fega, same
address. The business is conducted by a
Married Couple. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN 11/11/2013.
/s/ John D. Fegan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/13/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/31/13, 01/07/14, 01/14/14, 01/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as:Onni Financial Network, 2) Onni In-
vestment Group ,1500 El Camino
Real,MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Onni
Enterprise, Inc., P.O. Box 663, Millbrae,
CA 94030. The business is conducted by
a Corporation. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
/s/ Amie Chan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/30/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/31/13, 01/07/14, 01/14/14, 01/21/14).
Case Number: 124037
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Ofelia Gonzalez. A Peti-
tion for Probate has been filed by Auturo
Gonzalez in the Superior Court of Cali-
fornia, County of San Mateo. The Peti-
tion for Probate requests that Auturo
Gonzalez be appointed as personal rep-
resentative to administer the estate of
the decedent.
The petition requests authority to admin-
ster the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
203 Public Notices
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: February 3, 2014 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal qutho-
ity may affect your rights as a creditor.
You may want to consult with an attorney
knowledgeable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Auturo Gonzalez
107 Piccadilly Place #D
Dated: December 30, 2013
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on December 31, 2013 and January 7,
14, 2014.
210 Lost & Found
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REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
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Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
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LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
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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
295 Art
ART: 5 prints, nude figures, 14” x 18”,
signed Andrea Medina, 1980s. $40/all.
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
new! (650)430-6556
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-
PREMIER GAS stove. $285. As new!
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 BIKE 18” Pink, Looks New, Hard-
ly Used $80 (650)293-7313
GIRLS SCHWINN Bike 24” 5 speed in
very good condition $75 (650)591-3313
SCHWINN 20” Boy’s Bike, Good Condi-
tion $40 (650)756-9516
298 Collectibles
101 MINT Postage Stamps from Eu-
rope, Africa, Latin America. Pre 1941,
All different . $6.00, (650)787-8600
101 MINT Postage Stamps from Eu-
rope, Africa, Latin America. Pre 1941,
All different . $6.00, (650)787-8600
120 Foreign (70), U.S. (50) USED Post-
age Stamps. Most pre-World War II. All
different, all detached from envelopes.
$5.00 all, 650-787-8600
120 Foreign (70), U.S. (50) USED Post-
age Stamps. Most pre-World War II. All
different, all detached from envelopes.
$5.00 all, 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
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
298 Collectibles
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all (650)365-
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,
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,
FRANKLIN MINT Thimble collection with
display rack. $55. 650-291-4779
JAPANESE MOTIF end table, $99
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
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
‘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 SOLD
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
TONKA EXCAVATOR, two arms move,
articulated,only $22 (650)595-3933
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (650)349-6059
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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
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
27” SONY TRINITRON TV - great condi-
tion, rarely used, includes remote, not flat
screen, $65., (650)357-7484
32 “ FLAT SCREEN TV - Slightly Used.
HDMI 1080, $100 (650)283-0396
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
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
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
with remote. Good condition, $20
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
2 TWIN Mattresses - Like New - $35
each , OBO (650)515-2605
304 Furniture
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
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
BRASS DAYBED - Beautiful, $99.,
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
shelves and doors. Beautiful. 23 width 30
height 11 depth $75 (650)591-4927
DINETTE SET, round 42" glass table,
with 4 chairs, pick up Foster City. Free.
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DINING ROOM SET. Oval 60” x 45” ta-
ble + 2 leaves 18” each + Hutch with 3
glass doors. Hard Wood. Circa 1950’s
$275 call 650-344-6923
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.,
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
END TABLE, medium large, with marble
top. and drawer. $60 or best offer,
EZ CHAIR, large, $15. Call (650)558-
FLAT TOP DESK, $35.. Call (650)558-
I-JOY MASSAGE chair, exc condition
$95 (650)591-4927
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
304 Furniture
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
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
PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs, glass top,
good condition 41” in diameter $95
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
QUEEN SIZE Hide a Bed, Like new
$275, SOLD
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
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
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
SOLID WOOD oak desk $50 (650)622-
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
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
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
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
306 Housewares
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 SOLD!01976533
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
308 Tools
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
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
PANASONIC FAX machine, works
great, $20. (650-578-9045)
310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20., (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.
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
310 Misc. For Sale
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-
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
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
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
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
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 SOLD!
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
310 Misc. For Sale
NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,
gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
33" wide x 20 inches deep. 64.5 " high.
$70.00 (650)871-7200
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
PET CARRIER Excellent Condition Very
Clean Size small "Petaire" Brand
$50.00 (650)871-7200
PILGRIM DOLLS, 15” boy & girl, new,
from Harvest Festival, adorable $25 650-
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.
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
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
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
sounds good $75 SOLD!
OLD USED Tube Amplifer, working con-
dition $25 SOLD!
SHERMAN CLAY Player Piano, with 104
player rolls, $1000, (650)579-1259
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
25 Tuesday • Dec. 31, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Run-down area
5 French
carrying boat
10 Castle trench
14 __ Cod
15 Toy blocks
16 “Bus Stop”
17 Military assistant
18 Many, many
19 In a little while
20 Hopes that
weren’t meant to
23 Jacob’s twin
24 Dethrones
28 One of
Scrooge’s four
31 Concern before
changing lanes
35 Predatory bird
37 College URL
38 Nautical
39 Bird: Pref.
40 Locker room
43 Be in the wrong
44 __ de soie: silk
46 PBS underwriter
47 Lassie chaser
49 Kids’ game with a
quickly passed
52 Goads
53 PGA great Sam
54 “__ Grit”: John
Wayne classic
56 Jackie Gleason
catchphrase, and
a hint to the ends
of 20-, 31-, 40-
and 49-Across
63 Service station
66 Dressy footwear
67 Partner of Roy or
68 Swedish furniture
69 Lift up
70 Ultimatum
71 Property
72 Greenhorns
73 In fighting trim
1 Union
2 Hibernation site
3 Fancy hairstyle
4 Most submissive
5 Ex of Rod Stewart
6 Beetle with four
wheels, slangily
7 Movie lab helper
8 Sound measure
9 Mount near
10 Pageant title
since 1952
11 Singer Yoko
12 Gone by
13 Low card in a
royal flush
21 Prevent legally
22 Trendy, ’60s-style
25 Muscle beach
26 Steaming hot
27 Retail outlets
28 Board meeting
29 Be dressed in
30 Sleep-inducing
32 Put on the attack
33 Actress Lupino
34 Void partner
36 Apartment
41 Veggie on a vine
42 Shot, as an
45 In front
48 Hanukkah
spinning toy
50 “Star Trek: Deep
Space Nine”
51 Verdi opera
based on a
55 Enjoys a siesta
57 Sharpen
58 Like centerfolds
59 Be dressed in
60 Story
61 Ingrid’s
62 Espied
63 Hinged cover
64 Don Ho’s strings
65 Bonnet-dwelling
By Jack McInturff
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316 Clothes
CHO: 56” square. Red, black trim, knot-
ted fringe hem. $99 (650)375-8044
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
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
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
LEATHER JACKET, brown bomber, with
pockets.Sz XL, $88. (415)337-1690
LEATHER JACKET, brown bomber, with
pockets.Sz XL, $88. (415)337-1690
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
316 Clothes
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
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
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
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
BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top
and sink: - $65. (650)348-6955
BRAND NEW Millgard window + frame -
$85. (650)348-6955
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
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
REI 2 man tent $40 (650)552-9436
SALMON FISHING weights 21/2 pound
canon balls $25 (650)756-7878
TAYLOR MADE 200, driver & Fairway
metals. 9 PC iron set $99 OBO.
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
318 Sports Equipment
Say Goodbye To The 'Stick In
Style & Gear Up For a Super
49er Swag at Lowest Prices
Niner Empire
957C Industrial Rd. San Carlos
T-F 10-6; Sa 10 -4
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
STATIONARY BIKE, Volt, Clean, $15
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $45., (650)873-8167
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.
WOMAN'S BOWLING ball, 12 lbs, "Lin-
da", with size 7 shoes and bag, $15.
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.,
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
INVERSION TABLE relieves pressure
on back. Cost $100.00 sell for $25
port-a-potty, never used, $40., Walker,
$30., (650)832-1392
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,
1 bedrooms, new carpets, new granite
counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered
carports, storage, pool, no pets.
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. RENTED!
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
$6,500 /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
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
condition, black leather, $35. obo,
brackets and other parts, $35.,
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.,
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
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
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
from South SF to
Palo Alto
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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Finish Carpentry
• Windows • Doors •
• Cabinets • Casing •
• Crown Moulding •
• Baseboards •
• Mantels • Chair Rails •
• House Cleaning • Move In/Out
Cleaning • Janitorial Services
• Handyman Services • General
Errands • Event Help
$65 Holiday Special,
call or email for details
Kitchen & Bath
Belmont, CA
(650) 318-3993
New Construction, Remodeling,
Decks/ Fences
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #589596
Contractor & Electrician
Kitchen, Bathroom, Additions
Design & Drafting Lowest Rate
Lic#964001, Ins. & BBB member
Warren Young
Decks & Fences
State License #377047
Licensed • Insured • Bonded
Fences - Gates - Decks
Stairs - Retaining Walls
10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
For all your
electrical needs
Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
Commercial & Residential
New lawn &
sprinkler installation,
Trouble shooting and repair
Work done by the hour
or contract
Free estimates
(650)444-5887, Call/Text
Call for a
FREE in-home
. Restore old floors to new
. Dustless Sanding
. Install new custom & refinished
hardwood floors
Licensed. Bonded. Insured
(650) 593-3700
Showroom by appointment
• New Installation seamless,
• Cleaning and Screening,
• Commercial and Residential
Power Washing
Free Estimates
Lic.# 910421
New Rain Gutters
Down Spouts
Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Roof & Gutter Repairs
Friendly Service
10% Senior Discount
CA Lic# 794353/Bonded
Handy Help
Since 1976
Repairs • Maintenance • Painting
Carpentry • Plumbing • Electrical
All Work Guaranteed
(650) 995-4385
Kitchen/Bathroom Remodeling,
Tile Installation,
Door & Window Installation
Priced for You! Call John
Free Estimates
“Specializing in Any Size Projects”
•Painting • Electrical
•Carpentry •Dry Rot
40 Yrs. Experience
Retired Licensed Contractor
Hardwood Floors
•Hardwood & Laminate
Installation & Repair
•High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
Lic. #794899
Junk & Debris Clean Up
Furniture / Appliance / Disposal
Tree / Bush / Dirt / Concrete Demo
Starting at $40& Up
Free Estimates
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Quality Work, Reasonable
Rates, Free Estimates
Lic #514269
Drywall Repair/Tape/Texture
Power Washing-Decks, Fences
No Job Too Big or Small
Lic.# 896174
Call Mike the Painter
A+ Member BBB • Since 1975
Large & Small Jobs
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
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• Stump Grinding
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or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
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jobs that total less than $500 must state
in their advertisements that they are not
licensed by the Contractors State Li-
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Sporting apparel from your
favorite teams,low prices,
large selection.
450 San Bruno Ave.
San Bruno
650 771 -5614
MINK JACKET faux, hip length, satin lin-
ing. Looks feels real. Perfect condition
$99 OBO 650-349-6969
Dental Services
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
Spanish and Tagalog Spoken
15 El Camino Real,
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
Spanish and Tagalog Spoken
15 El Camino Real,
Because Flavor Still Matters
365 B Street
San Mateo
Happy Hour 4-6• M-F
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
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
Steak & Seafood
1390 El Camino Real
Lunch & Dinner
Only Vegetarian Chinese
Restaurant in Millbrae!
309 Broadway, Millbrae
Partnership. Service. Trust.
Half Moon Bay, Redwood City,
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Bedroom Express
Where Dreams Begin
2833 El Camino Real
San Mateo - (650)458-8881
184 El Camino Real
So. S. Francisco -(650)583-2221
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San Bruno, CA
Mon. - Sat. 10AM -7PM
Sunday Noon -6PM
We don't meet our competition,
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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
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1159 Broadway
Dr. Andrew Soss
Health & Medical
Train to become a Licensed
Vocational Nurse in 12 months or a
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280 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo
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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
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in our luxury bath house
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Real Estate Loans
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Loan servicing since 1979
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VIP can help you with all of your
real estate needs:
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