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Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 • Vol XIII, Edition 121
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By Michelle Durand
State Sen. Jerry Hill today is
introducing legislation limiting
political spending by officials to
organizations with familial ties —
a bill in part reacting to the
fundraising scandal caused by the
Latino Legislative Caucus donating
$25,000 to a
group ran by its
former vice
c h a i r m a n ’ s
“This is one
piece of the polit-
ical reform puz-
zle,” Hill said.
The bill by
Hill, D-San Mateo, also proposes
several other changes to the
Political Reform Act which governs
the disclosure of political money.
Among them are prohibitions of
elected officials contributing cam-
paign funds to business entities or
nonprofits operated by another
elected official on the same body,
family members or family members
of other elected officials. The legis-
lation would also cap travel-related
gives to elected officials from non-
profits and other groups at $5,000
in a calendar year and ban the use of
campaign funs for an elected offi-
cial’s personal needs like mort-
gage, rent utility bills, vacation
and entertainment tickets.
Currently, state law only requires
the reporting of so-called behested
payments — contributions solicit-
ed by elected officials for legisla-
tive, governmental or charitable
purposes — more than $5,000 per
year from a single source and do not
place any limits on the amount.
Behest payments are not considered
campaign contributions or gifts.
Hill tackles political spending
San Mateo senator reacts to recent California fundraising scandals with new legislation
Jerry Hill
By Angela Swartz
With a good portion of the
Burlingame Avenue Streetscape
project completed, the city wants
more frequent cleanings and more
cooperation to make sure the
revamped blocks are kept clean
amid growing concern about dirty
new sidewalk pavers.
Since the opening of the wider
and revamped 1200 block of
Burlingame Avenue in September
2013, the city has been receiving
complaints about dirty new pavers
spewed with trash, stains, food
and drink spills, cigarette butts,
chewing gum, dog waste and other
items. The City Council will vote
Monday night whether to put in
$25,000 to increase cleaning,
conduct outreach to businesses and
property owners seeking their
cooperation to keep their frontage
sidewalk areas clean and require
restaurants and food/beverage-
Stains on new sidewalk
pavers causing concerns
By Samantha Weigel
For 100 years, the family-owned
California Casualty has been work-
ing to provide insurance with its
customers’ careers in mind.
What started as a two-person
business in a small San Francisco
office, the company has expanded
to 700 employees covering
172,000 individuals in 43 states,
said Beau Brown, CEO of California
Casualty. It’s a family company and
Brown is a fourth generation owner
of the Bay Area organization with
headquarters in San Mateo off
Alameda de las Pulgas near State
Route 92.
In 1914, the
state’s workers’
compensat i on
law began to
change and Carl
Brown Sr. saw
the opportunity
to create an
insurance com-
Although California Casualty no
longer supplies workers’ compen-
sation insurance, it has branched
out to auto, home and life insurance
policies. In 1971, California
California Casualty
hits 100-year mark
Since 1914, San Mateo-based company
has insured public service employees
Burlingame officials want to make
sure new streetscape kept clean
San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson kicks the game-winning field goal against the Green Bay Packers in
the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field.The 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers
23-20 and will play at Carolina against the Panthers in the NFC Divisional Roundof the playoffs. SEE PAGE 11
By Kenny Martin
Redwood City-based Rocket Fuel
uses artificial intelligence technol-
ogy to take advantage of the
opportunities big data offers and
help companies run ad campaigns.
Big data is a name for the large
amount of information or data
available in the world because of
the Internet, social media sites and
“The power of big data isn’t the
data itself, but rather the insights
that it provides,” Rocket Fuel Vice
President Abhinav Gupta wrote in
an email. “Marketers are feeling
overwhelmed by all of this data.
Rocket Fuel’s AI (artificial intelli-
gence) technology can sort
through and make sense of this
massive amount of big data much
faster than humans ever could.”
CEO George John, President
Richard Frankel and Gupta, who
worked at the behavioral targeting
group at Yahoo!, decided to start
their own company in 2008, and
that is when Rocket Fuel was born.
The name Rocket Fuel was cho-
sen for symbolize two main
things, and that is the company’s
rocket-scientist-type background
and also all of the power behind
the AI technology it uses to fuel
larger advertising campaigns.
“Our backgrounds are very tech-
nical and marketing-focused, and
with Rocket Fuel we saw the
opportunity to leverage big data
and AI to create an autonomous
platform that works around the
clock to deliver the right ads to the
right people at the right time,”
Gupta said.
Rocket Fuel adds marketing tech power
Redwood City company runs advertising campaigns with ‘big data’
Beau Brown
See HILL, Page 20
See BROWN, Page 20
See FUEL, Page 20 See CLEAN, Page 6
Obama gift mistakenly
finds its way to Illinois home
WADSWORTH, Ill. — A book of
personal White House family photos
was mistakenly sent to a suburban
Chicago woman, who says she’s
making sure the Christmas gift finds
its way to the rightful recipient.
Alane Church tells NBC’s “Today”
show she was surprised to find the
“beautiful, personal” book shoved
in the bottom of a damaged box of
packages her family opened at their
Wadsworth home on New Year’s Day.
WLS-TV reports the book included
a hand-written gift tag from “Barack,
Michelle + the girls.”
Church won’t show anyone what’s
in the book. But she says the pic-
tures of first daughters Sasha and
Malia Obama offer a glimpse of
“very special, private moments of
their year of 2013 together. ”
The White House confirmed the
errant delivery but offered no details.
New York bathers splash
into new year with ocean swim
NEW YORK — Hundreds of brave
bathers rang in 2014 with a plunge
into the icy ocean off Coney Island.
Members of the Coney Island
Polar Bear and Ice Breakers clubs and
other hardy swimmers stripped down
to their trunks or dressed in costumes
on Wednesday for the annual New
Year’s Day splash.
Some people hit the surf dressed
only in bikinis or briefs. Agroup of
guys wore bow ties and top hats and
had a tea party, and others waved giant
American flags. Temperatures outside
were in the low 30s. People screamed
at the shock of the cold water.
Polar Bear club president Dennis
Thomas, whose club has hosted the
annual dip since 1903, said it was a
perfect day for a swim.
“It was a glorious beach day,” he
said. “New York City beaches are
great even in the winter. We love
being out in it.”
Thomas has been a member for
more than 30 years and has done
countless swims. Others, though,
were jumping in for the first time.
Michael Haltman and his 17-year-
old son, Cory Haltman, took the
plunge to raise awareness for the
bone marrow donation registry. His
23-year-old daughter, Samantha
Haltman, is donating bone marrow to
a patient struggling with blood can-
cer, and they wanted to show support.
The water was a shock - Haltman
said he felt it was difficult to breathe.
“I wore a winter coat until it was
time to go, but others were out there
for an hour and a half only in biki-
nis,” Haltman said. “Parts of my
body are still re-emerging. The sun
wasn’t out. It was freezing. Water
temperature wasn’t much warmer. ”
The Polar Bear club swim raises
money for Camp Sunshine, a camp
for children with life-threatening ill-
nesses. The club hosts swims weekly
during the winter months.
Just east of Coney Island at
Brighton Beach, the Ice Breakers
plunged into the Atlantic. The group
has 14 members over the age of 70,
including 90-year-old Michael
Friedman. The group is a loose mem-
bership of eager winter swimmers
who raise awareness for environ-
mental issues.
Thief carries 250-pound safe
out of Massachusetts eatery
Massachusetts police are searching
for a strong-armed thief who carried a
250-pound safe out of a restaurant.
Kevin Hynes says a man walked
out of his Stockholders Restaurant
in Weymouth on Sunday night lug-
ging the vault.
Surveillance tape shows the man
entering a side door at the rear of the
restaurant, heading down the stairs
and coming back up carrying a large
object wrapped in a trash bag.
No arrests have been made.
Hynes isn’t saying how much
money was in the safe, but he’s offer-
ing a $2,500 reward for information
leading to the man’s arrest.
He says he’s since bought an even
heavier safe and bolted it to the con-
crete floor.
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
In an incident that shook the world of
figure skating, Nancy Kerrigan was
clubbed on the leg by an assailant at
Detroit’s Cobo Arena; four men,
including the ex-husband of Kerrigan’s
rival, Tonya Harding, went to prison
for their roles in the attack.
“He threatens many that hath injured one.”
— Ben Jonson, English dramatist and poet (1572-1637).
Louis Freeh
is 64.
Gilbert Arenas
is 32.
A couple shares an embrace in front of an ice sculpture at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of
Harbin, Heilongjiang province.
Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning
then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in
the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15
mph... Becoming southwest around 5
mph in the afternoon.
Monday ni ght: Mostly cloudy. Lows in
the mid to upper 40s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph...Becoming west in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s to
lower 50s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.
Wednesday ni ght and Thursday: Mostly cloudy. A
slight chance of rain. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the
upper 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1540, England’s King Henry VIII married his fourth
wife, Anne of Cleves. (The marriage lasted about six
I n 1759, George Washington and Martha Dandridge
Custis were married in New Kent County, Va.
I n 1838, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail gave the first suc-
cessful public demonstration of their telegraph, in
Morristown, N.J.
I n 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state.
I n 1 9 1 9, the 26th president of the United States,
Theodore Roosevelt, died in Oyster Bay, N.Y., at age 60.
I n 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of
the Union address, outlined a goal of “Four Freedoms”:
Freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people
to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; free-
dom from fear.
I n 1945, George Herbert Walker Bush married Barbara
Pierce in Rye, N.Y.
I n 1950, Britain recognized the Communist government
of China.
I n 1963, “Oliver!,” Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of
the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” opened on
Broadway. “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” premiered
on NBC-TV.
I n 1974, year-round daylight saving time began in the
United States on a trial basis as a fuel-saving measure in
response to the OPEC oil embargo.
I n 1987, the U.S. Senate voted 88-4 to establish an
eleven-member panel to hold public hearings on the Iran-
Contra affair.
Pollster Louis Harris is 93. Retired MLB All-Star Ralph
Branca is 88. Author E.L. Doctorow is 83. Country musician
Joey, the CowPolka King (Riders in the Sky) is 65. Rock
singer-musician Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) is
63. Singer Jett Williams is 61. Rock musician Malcolm
Young (AC-DC) is 61. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson is 59.
World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez is 57. Rhythm-and-
blues singer Kathy Sledge is 55. TV chef Nigella Lawson is
54. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eric Williams (BLACKstreet) is
54. Movie composer A.R. Rahman is 48. Movie director John
Singleton is 46. TVpersonality Julie Chen is 44.
In other news ...
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award, it was a — “SIR-PRIZE”
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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Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Robbery. Acar was broken into and a wal-
let was stolen on the 1400 block of
Millbrae Avenue before 5:12 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Vandalism. Awindow to a house was bro-
ken on the 1300 block of Millbrae Avenue
before 1:28 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Found propert y. Awallet was found on the
900 block of Chadbourne Avenue before 1
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.
Vandalism. A window was broken on the
1400 block of Millbrae Avenue before
12:22 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27.
Disturbance. A person was loitering and
drinking beer inside a laundromat on
Brewster Avenue and Arguello Street before
6:02 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.
Disturbance. A valet attendant reported a
person parked his vehicle then refused to
pay on Middlefield Road and Main Street
before 6:17 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.
Noi se compl ai nt. A live band was at a
loud party on Wayne Court and East 17th
Avenue before 10:09 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
Suspi ci ous ci rcumstance. A person
reported that his garage door was pried open
and items were taken on Mendocino Way
before 11:56 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.
Police reports
The perks of impersonating
A woman who claimed to be a police
officer presented a badge to hotel staff
and said she wanted to rent a room for
free on El Camino Real in Redwood City
before 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.
ater has been an attracting force
of civilization almost forever.
When the Spanish blazed a path
from San Jose to the tip of the Peninsula,
the first explorers began following the
small, shallow creek that came down from
the Daly City, Colma and San Bruno
Mountain area. This well-worn path on the
west side (that will later be called Mission
Road) of the San Bruno Mountain attracted
many pioneers in the mid-1800s as there
was adequate water for agriculture and per-
sonal use.
The northern area of San Mateo County
has unique natural drainage systems that
supplied water to the early pioneers.
Although the average is about 21 inches of
rain per year that falls in wintertime, those
21 inches of rain could fall at four or five
inches at a time. That turned any small
creek into a torrent, which can devastate
the countryside at times. The early pio-
neers did not let that detour them and they
began businesses and the homes along this
route and in the area. The first structure in
the area was Abbey House at the Top of the
Hill. Gradually, many businesses centered
along Mission Road and San Pedro Road.
The creek along this section was the first
to be covered over to prevent and control
floods. The section south of this was a low,
wide, open plain where many smaller
creeks entered from the west and was there-
fore avoided by the railroad when it was
built in 1861. This section along Mission
Road flooded many times and has been cov-
ered only in recent times.
As the creek flows south, paralleling
Mission Road, it flows behind Malloy’s
business across from the Holy Cross
Cemetery. The Southern Pacific Railroad
and the # 40 Line had to negotiate across
and parallel to the creek in this area that
was frequently flooded in the wintertime.
From this point south, the creek was on the
west side of Mission Road and at the area of
Chestnut Avenue it then turns toward the
Bay. It was in this area that the 12-Mile
House was built in the late 1840s and Mr.
Lux built his large house overlooking the
mass of willow trees that had grown up
alongside the creek. It was at this point
also that the Mission Road crossed the
creek to the west and continued south on
higher and drier ground.
Colma/San Bruno Creek
Flooding of Mission Road (Country Road) near Malloys in Colma was frequent.
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The allegedly drunk driver who
killed a Daly City woman and her
two sons and injured another in
March after plowing into their
vehicle while fleeing from another
accident will stand trial on three
counts of second-degree murder
and several other felonies.
Denis Pereria Demacedo, 29, of
Sunnyvale, has pleaded not guilty
but, after a three-day preliminary
hearing that culminated Friday, he
was also held to answer on three
counts of gross vehicular
manslaughter for the deaths of
Josefa Osorio Acevedo, 50, and
her sons Amado Osorio Acevedo,
23, and Josue Osorio, 14. Amado
Acevedo’s girlfriend was critically
hurt but survived the crash.
Demacedo will also be tried on
two counts each of felony drunk
driving and per-
jury and one
count of felony
hit-and-run. The
charges stem
from both the
fatal collision
March 2 and the
earlier rear-end-
ing of a stopped
car. The perjury
charges are
from Demacedo filing false infor-
mation with the Department of
Motor Vehicles to unsuspend his
license, said District Attorney
Steve Wagstaffe.
He returns to court Jan. 24 to
enter a Superior Court plea and
potentially schedule a jury trial
Prosecutors said previously that
murder charges are warranted
because three people died, investi-
gation showed that his heavy
drinking was done prior to the
crash and, since he was on proba-
tion for drunk driving, he should
have known better.
Demacedo reportedly left the
scene of a fender-bender a block
away when he pulled his BMW
into oncoming traffic to maneuver
around the driver he had rear-
ended, accelerated and collided
with a red Toyota Tercel pulling
away from the curb to make a U-
turn on the 100 block of Eastmoor
Avenue in Daly City. Pereria
Demacedo sped 60-65 mph in a 30
mph zone, broadsiding the Tercel
and pushing it 150 feet, according
to prosecutors.
Demacedo was not injured and
remained at the scene where he was
arrested. His blood alcohol level
was .15 several hours after crash and
was ultimately pinpointed at .18.
He remains in custody without
Driver to trial for fatal crash
that killed three, hurt fourth
Denis Pereria
Free weekday shuttle
service launches today
DALYCITY— Anew free shuttle
service in Daly City between the
Bayshore neighborhood and vital
services closer to downtown is set
to launch on Monday.
The Daly City Bayshore Shuttle,
a pilot program funded by the San
Mateo County Transportation
Authority and Daly City, will con-
nect the isolated Bayshore neigh-
borhood with BART, local shop-
ping centers, supermarkets, phar-
macies, medical offices and Seton
Medical Center, according to
Aspecial celebratory launch for
the new shuttle will take place
Monday at the Bayshore
Community Center, at 450 Martin
St., one of several locations that
will be serviced by the free week-
day shuttle. Luminaries at the
event will include Daly City
Mayor David Canepa, San Mateo
County Supervisor Carole Groom,
and Bayshore community leader
Marion Reed-Brown.
Man arrested in 2010
German tourist shooting
SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities
have arrested a seventh suspect
wanted in the killing of a German
tourist near San Francisco’s Union
Square in 2010.
The San Francisco Chronicle
reports that 21-year-old Devante
Laws was arrested Friday in
Hayward by the U.S. Marshals
Investigators have been look-
ing for the suspected gang member
since the August 2010 killing of
50-year-old Mechthild Schroer,
who was vacationing in San
Francisco with her husband to cel-
ebrate her birthday and the cou-
ple’s 25th wedding anniversary.
Six other suspected gang mem-
bers have already been charged in
the case. The fatal shots were fired
outside a club during a brawl.
Schroer, an elementary school rec-
tor from Hanover, German, was killed
while she and her husband, Stefan,
were looking for a place to eat.
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SACRAMENTO — California
lawmakers are returning to the
Capitol this week for a pivotal
election-year session.
Expect fights over billions of
dollars in new tax revenue and
leadership changes in both par-
ties. Democrats will work to pro-
tect the supermajorities that give
them command of state politics,
as a federal corruption investiga-
tion hangs over one of their own
in the Senate.
Meanwhile, freshmen lawmak-
ers elected under California’s
newly extended term limits will
come of age, a class that could
dominate the lawmaking process
for more than a decade.
“It’s a year that will be unlike
others and predictable only in the
way that they will all be looking
to some degree after their own
self-interest because it’s an elec-
tion year,” said Senate Minority
Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar.
“It just changes the dynamics.”
Democrats will face heavy pres-
sure on taxes, with interest groups
urging them to make changes and put
constitutional amendments before
voters with or without Republican
support. Party leaders, meanwhile,
will balance such demands against
the risk of over-
reaching and
alienating cen-
trist voters.
S e n a t e
President Pro
Tem Darrell
Steinberg, D-
S a c r a me n t o ,
and Assembly
Speaker John
Perez, D-Los
Angeles, said
their goals
include building
up a budget
reserve, paying
down long-term
debt and cau-
tiously restor-
ing funding to
some social pro-
grams that were cut during the reces-
sion. Such spending would include
more money for education — from
working toward universal pre-
school programs to giving col-
leges and universities enough
money to prevent tuition increases.
Assembly Minority Leader
Connie Conway, R-Tulare, howev-
er, warned her political rivals not
to “get crazy and spend a bunch of
money that we don’t have.”
Democratic lawmakers also plan
to revisit some of the major issues
from last year, including gun con-
trol and environmental safe-
guards. Their
absolute con-
trol of the leg-
i s l a t i v e
process cou-
pled with bil-
lions of dollars
in new revenue
from voter-
a p p r o v e d
increases in
sales and income taxes creates
what Perez called a “healthy ten-
sion” between lawmakers and also
with Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow
Democrat who is urging fiscal
restraint and is up for re-election
this year.
That tension shows over the
issue of whether to change the tax
code. “There are smart ways to
make improvements to our tax
system, and we ought to look at
them,” Steinberg said.
He wants lawmakers to consider
imposing a new tax on oil pro-
duced within the state, noting that
California is the only state with-
out an oil-extraction tax.
Democrats also could advance a
ballot measure that would make it
easier to approve local taxes under
Proposition 13. The landmark
1978 voter initiative rolled back
property taxes and limited annual
increases, and it also required sup-
port from two-thirds of voters to
pass local tax hikes. A new plan
would seek to lower that threshold.
Perez considers such a plan as
unlikely to get much traction in
his chamber. “And while we’re at
it, we’ll consider the electrifica-
tion of third rails,” he said, allud-
ing to the political danger in try-
ing to alter Proposition 13, which
sometimes is called the “third rail”
of California politics because
touching it can lead to the death of
political careers.
Perez said legislative action on
an oil-extraction fee also is
unlikely, although he said his
chamber would consider anything
that passes the Senate.
California Target Book publish-
er Allan Hoffenblum said party
leaders will face growing pres-
sure from “progressive
Democrats, who say, ‘We’ve got
the governor’s chair, we’ve got
supermajorities in both cham-
bers — my God, why don’t we
start spending it?”’
Yet the impulse to raise taxes or
spend the budget surplus will be
tempered by business-friendly
Democrats and those facing tough
re-election battles, said
Hoffenblum, whose publication
analyzes legislative and congres-
sional campaigns. The state’s
independent legislative analyst
has projected a $5.6 billion
reserve by July 2015 and annual
operating surpluses approaching
$10 billion a year by the 2017-18
fiscal year if current spending and
revenue policies continue.
Analysts said the majority party
must tread carefully. Democrats are
in no danger of losing control of
either the Assembly or Senate, but
retaining their two-thirds majori-
ties will depend on just a handful
of seats in each chamber.
A Field Poll released in
December showed the Legislature
with a 40 percent approval rat-
i ng, up 30 percentage points
since it hit bottom three years
ago. But that is largely a func-
tion of the improving economy,
said poll director Mark
DiCamillo, and many voters
remain suspicious of Democrats’
extraordinary power.
Internal politics also will con-
sume lawmakers’ energy, with
three of the four current caucus
leaders set to leave office after
next year because of term limits.
State lawmakers return for election-year session
Jerry Brown Connie Conway Bob Huff
Darrell Steinberg John Perez
Scientists use sea
mammals to make toxic map
MOSS LANDING — California
marine scientists are collecting
samples from sea mammals around
the state to in an effort to create a
map of toxic hot spots.
Marine Mammal Center
researchers plan to use 10 years of
data collected from the stranded
sea lions, seals and whales it has
saved to create a “disease map” of
the coastal environment.
Stephanie Hughes, a marine sci-
entist who studies disease in seals,
tells the Santa Cruz Sentinel that
the creatures are “samplers for the
Seals and other marine mammals
live near humans and eat a lot of
the same seafood, including
salmon and sardines.
As a result, the animals store
contaminants from that food in
their blubber, the levels of which
can tell scientists where pollution
is more concentrated.
So far, the blubber samples have
shown different contaminants
depending on the area — agricul-
ture pesticides in Monterey Bay or
flame retardants in the more urban
San Francisco Bay environment.
Once the data is collected, scientists
will study the regional differences of
health issues and toxins from human
contamination of the ocean.
The project hopes to inspire
similar information gathering
efforts elsewhere, like in New
England, where many harbor seals
stricken by bird flu died in 2012.
“The idea is to track trends and
find hot spots, both where and
when. Then we can address why, ”
Frances Gulland, the center’s head
veterinarian, told the newspaper.
Suspects arrested
for Bay Area mail theft
PLEASANTON — Four East Bay
men have been arrested on suspi-
cion of stealing mail out of mail-
boxes from homes in as many as
13 Bay Area cities, according to
Pleasanton police.
On Friday night at around 9
p.m., a resident on MacDonald
Court reported seeing a man
removing mail from nearby mail-
boxes, Pleasanton police said.
The man left the area in a 2011
Nissan, which was located a short
time later by responding officers,
police said.
Four men were found in the vehi-
cle, who were later identified as
Elmer Aguilar, 18, Gustavo Rivas,
26, and Ruben Ramirez, 31, all of
Concord, and David Gonzales, 23,
of Antioch, police said.
Asearch of the suspects' vehicle
yielded suspected stolen mail from
multiple addresses in Pleasanton,
as well as more than a dozen other
cities in Contra Costa, San Mateo,
and Solano counties, police said.
State briefs
Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
related businesses to clean and maintain
their frontage sidewalk areas as part of their
tables and chairs encroachment permit con-
ditions, according to a staff report.
“We’re not sure if it’s because the pave-
ment is new and it shows up more on it
because it’s cleaner and shinier,” said Vice
Mayor Terry Nagel. “We want to educate
businesses on how to clean the pavers
too. ”
Education, included in a letter to busi-
ness and property owners on the 1200 and
1300 blocks of the avenue signed by
Public Works Director Syed Murtuza,
includes not using bleach, solvents or
chemical solutions to clean the sidewalks,
benches, planters and light poles, not
using sharp instruments to remove gum
from the pavers and leaving sidewalk
power washing to companies that special-
ize in those cleaning techniques.
The city will also vote on installing
signs on other education measures includ-
ing installing signs informing the public
not littering. Signs would include images
with the words “Help Keep Your Downtown
Clean; Please Don’t Litter.” There are also
additional cleaning measures such as per-
forming power washing of the sidewalk
pavers monthly and reseal the pavers
biannually using a private contractor, per-
forming spot cleaning of the pavers fol-
lowing the power washing monthly and
performing quarterly cleaning of the park-
ing lane pavers, the report states.
“Staff believes that quarterly power
washing of the sidewalk pavers on
Burlingame Avenue is inadequate,” the
report states. “A more frequent collabora-
tive approach is needed to properly main-
tain the pavers… [T]he collaboration is
vital to maintain the charm and aesthetics
of Burlingame Avenue.”
The staff’s proposed plans would cost
about $45,000 annually, with an addition-
al $2,500 needed for street signs. There
would also be costs for staff time and out-
reach. There currently are no funds avail-
able in the Public Works Department’s
operating budget to undertake the
increased cleaning efforts as outlined in
the report. If approved, a mid-year appro-
priation of $25,000 would be made to
cover the costs for increased cleaning
efforts and signs for the 2013-14 fiscal
Jane Gomery, program manager for the
Public Works Department, said the upkeep
measures are really to make sure the new
streets are cleaned correctly and “kept in
Streetscape work stopped for the holi-
days, but will commence on the 1400
block between Primrose Road and El
Camino Real sometime this month.
Construction began in April 2013 and is
expected to be completed by the end of the
summer of 2014.
For more on the Burlingame Avenue
Streetscape project, visit the city’s web-
site at .
The City Council meets 7 p.m. tonight
at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Continued from page 1
Community members have complained to
the city of Burlingame about food and
beverage stains, along with cigarette butts
and other litter.
The San Bruno Creek (which at one time
was renamed Colma Creek), was deep
enough at high tide for barges to bring
loads of hay from the Bay to the ranch of
Miller/ Lux. Although Mr. Lux built his
mansion on what he thought was high
ground, it was nevertheless flooded many
times. The area from Mission Road and
Chestnut Avenue to the east was an
extremely interesting area, as it was more
of a large floodplain that supported dense
growths of dwarfed willow trees. This
dense growth of willows and the creek
effectively formed a barrier and kept the
cattle within a natural corral. Later, a rail-
road cutoff to Mission Road from the area
of Linden Avenue was constructed and a
road was built along there named Railroad
Avenue. Many of the individuals who built
homes on Railroad Avenue were able to rent
strips of land and convert much of the wil-
low forest land to vegetable gardens. The
removal of the willows then presented
other problems as flood waters could erode
the area very rapidly.
Eventually, this wild creek had to be
tamed and the Army Corps of Engineers
began cementing sections of the creekbed
beginning in South San Francisco. Even
this was not sufficient and many times the
retaining walls had to be built higher due
to infrequent, exceedingly high floods.
When BART was constructed the section
from Chestnut Avenue toward Colma was
rerouted and improved. Recently, in the
early 2000s, the section around Linden
Avenue was finally cemented to prevent
flooding in this industrialized section.
The San Bruno Creek, which is now
called Colma Creek, was a very big influ-
ence on the development of Daly City,
Colma and South San Francisco. Although
the creek produced many benefits for the
farmers as well as the residents of the area,
it was nevertheless treated very poorly by
the ones who depended upon it the most.
The hog farmers and vegetable farmers
dumped their refuge in the creek and at
times the smell became exceedingly offen-
sive. Laws were passed and this practice
was stopped. The days of using the creek as
a sewer were over when most of the area
was incorporated. One has to look very
hard today to find the path of the original
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold
Fredricks appears in the Monday edition of
the Daily Journal.
Continued from page 3
Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Henry C. Jackson
WASHINGTON — An unusual alliance of
tea party enthusiasts and liberal leaders in
Congress is pursuing major changes in the
country’s mandatory sentencing laws.
What’s motivating them are growing
concerns about both the fairness of the
sentences and the expense of running fed-
eral prisons.
The congressional push comes as
President Barack Obama and his Cabinet
draw attention to the issue of mandatory
sentences, particularly for nonviolent
drug offenders.
Supporters say mandatory minimum
sentences are outdated, lump all offend-
ers into one category and rob judges of
the ability to use their
own discretion.
They also cite the
high costs of the poli-
cies. The Justice
Department spends
some $6. 4 bi l l i on,
about one-quarter of its
budget, on prisons each
year, and that number is
growing steadily.
“People are coming here for different
reasons, but there is a real opportunity, ”
said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., one of the
Senate’s leading proponents of sentenc-
ing changes.
The push is being led by the Senate,
where Durbin has worked with tea party
stalwarts such as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah,
on legislation that would give judges more
flexibility to determine prison sentences
in many drug cases. At the same time, a
right-left coalition is pressing for
changes in the House.
Prison costs have soared in the past 30
years, when laws requiring mandatory
prison time for many drug offenses were
put in place.
The yearly cost for one federal inmate
ranges from $21,000 to $33,000 depend-
ing on the prison’s level of security.
About half of the nation’s more than
218,000 federal inmates are serving time
for drug crimes — and virtually all of
them faced some form of mandatory min-
imum sentencing.
Tough-on-crime drug policies once
united Republicans and Democrats who
didn’t want to appear weak on crime.
Now reversing or revising many of those
policies is having the same effect.
The Fair Sentencing Act, passed in
2010, drew bipartisan support for cutting
penalties on crack cocaine offenses. The
bill reduced a disparity between crack-
related sentences and sentences for other
drugs, though it only addressed new
cases, not old ones.
Durbin, one of that bill’s chief spon-
sors, has written a much broader bill
with Lee, called the Smarter Sentencing
Act. It would expand a provision that
gives judges discretion for a limited
number of nonviolent drug offenders.
The new law would allow judges the same
latitude for a larger group of drug offend-
ers facing mandatory sentences.
Push for sentencingchanges underway in Congress
Dick Durbin
By Kevin Freking
WASHINGTON — Oskar Zepeda has had
pretty much one mission in his life: kill or
After serving nine tours of duty in Iraq and
Afghanistan, he now has a new target —
child predators.
Zepeda, 29, is part of a 17-member class
of veterans trained in computer forensics
and sent to Immigration and Customs
Enforcement field offices. They aren’t
paid, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll
have a full-time job when their one-year
stint ends.
But the interns are finding the purpose of
their new mission outweighs financial con-
“I love challenges. And I have a family of
my own,” said Zepeda, whose military
career was cut short by a hand grenade and
the 25 operations that followed. “I feel I’m
still serving my country and protecting my
family at the same time.”
For Shannon Krieger, who was in the
Army and is now assigned to an ICE office
in New Orleans, “This was a new fight I
could sink my teeth into. That’s what really
I was looking for. I wasn’t just going to
take a job so I can have a paycheck.”
Federal officials say a children’s lobbying
group, PROTECT, pitched the idea of incor-
porating wounded veterans in the fight
against child pornography. ICE Special
Agent Patrick Redling said the agency,
where veterans account for 30 percent of the
workforce, ran with the idea.
“They built their career upon fighting for
this country and keeping citizens of this
country safe,” Redling said. “What better to
get somebody already with that mindset
into a program where it’s another battle-
field, very similar, but you’re keeping our
children safe. You’re taking predators off
the street.”
The agency relied on the U.S. Special
Operations Command to get the word out to
wounded service members transitioning out
of the military or already separated. The
veterans were given about 11 weeks of
intensive computer and legal training
before being assigned to an ICE field office.
Even though they’re not getting paid by
ICE, the majority of those on the team are
receiving disability compensation. Many
also get a monthly stipend from the
Department of Veterans Affairs for educa-
tional expenses.
In exchange, they’re gaining expertise
in computer forensics, a skill that’s in
high demand with law enforcement agen-
cies, and one that should lend itself to job
offers once the internship is completed.
In general, the veterans work in a lab
and scour the computers and flash drives
that agents in the field confiscate when
conducting a search warrant. The veterans
have two priorities: analyze the evidence
to assist in the prosecution of a suspect,
and help determine if there are children
still in harm’s way who need to be rescued.
The veterans also are called on to
help agents carry out a search warrant.
Zepeda said that’s how he spent his first
day on the job.
Wounded veterans work to put away child predators
Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Qassim Abul-Zahra
and Sinan Salaheddin
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi military
tried to dislodge al-Qaida mili-
tants in Sunni-dominated Anbar
province Sunday, unleashing
airstrikes and besieging the
regional capital in fighting that
killed at least 34 people, officials
said. A series of bombs in Shiite
neighborhoods of Baghdad, mean-
while, killed at least 20 people.
The recent gains by the insur-
gents have been a blow to the
Shiite-led government — as sec-
tarian violence has escalated since
the U.S. withdrawal. U.S.
Secretary of State John Kerry said
Washington was “very, very con-
cerned” by the fighting but would
not send in American troops.
Video of the airstrikes in Anbar
— apparently taken by aircraft at
night — was released by Iraq’s
Defense Ministry showing al-
Qaida hideouts being bombarded.
It showed men gathered around a
vehicle, then running away as the
site was struck.
Aministry statement said the air
force struck a militants’ hideout
overnight, identifying them as
belonging to the al-Qaida-linked
Islamic State in Iraq and the
Levant, which the government
refers to as “terrorists.”
The army and allied tribesmen
also fought al-Qaida militants
around the provincial capital of
Ramadi on Sunday, two Anbar
government officials told The
Associated Press by telephone.
They said 22 soldiers and 12 civil-
ians were killed, along with an
unknown number of militants, and
58 people were wounded. The offi-
cials spoke on condition of
anonymity because they were not
authorized to brief reporters.
Clans inside the city of Fallujah
have started to form brigades, they
said, and some of the factions who
fought the Americans following
the U.S.-led invasion a decade ago
say they do not want the Iraqi
army to enter the city. There was
no fighting inside the city on
Government troops, backed by
Sunni tribesmen who oppose al-
Qaida, have encircled Fallujah for
several days, and have entered
parts of Ramadi. On Friday, troops
bombarded militant positions out-
side Fallujah with artillery, a mili-
tary official said, speaking on con-
dition of anonymity as he was not
authorized to release information.
The deadliest attack Sunday in
Baghdad took place in the northern
Shiite Shaab neighborhood, where
two car bombs exploded simultane-
ously near a restaurant and a tea
house. Officials say those blasts
killed 10 people and wounded 26.
Authorities said a car bomb
ripped through the capital’s east-
ern Shiite district of Sadr City,
killing five and wounding 10.
Another bombing killed three
civilians and wounded six in a
commercial area in the central Bab
al-Muadham neighborhood, offi-
cials said. Two other bombings
killed two civilians and wounded
13, police said.
Medical officials confirmed the
causality figures. All officials
spoke on condition of anonymity
because they were not authorized
to release information.
Clashes have been taking place
since Monday in Ramadi and near-
by Fallujah, and the Baghdad
bombings could be seen as an
attempt by militants to distract
security forces.
Earlier on Sunday, a senior Iraqi
military commander said that it
will take a few days to fully dis-
lodge al-Qaida-linked fighters in
the two cities.
Fighting between Iraqi troops, al-Qaida kills 34
Mourners carry the coffin of a soldier, who was killed during clashes in
Falluja, at his funeral in Najaf.
By Nicole Winfield
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis
will travel to Israel, the West Bank
and Jordan in May, his first visit
to the Holy Land and one that
comes amid a new U.S. push for
peace between Israel and the
Francis told thousands gathered
in the rain for his weekly Sunday
blessing that “in the climate of
joy that is typical of the
Christmas season,” he was
announcing a visit May 24-26 to
Amman, Bethlehem and
Jerusalem. It is the only papal
trip confirmed so far for 2014 and
the second foreign trip of
Francis’ pontificate, following
his 2013 visit to Brazil for World
Youth Day.
Francis said his prime aim was
to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of the historic meet-
ing in Jerusalem between Pope
Paul VI and the then-spiritual
leader of the world’s Orthodox
Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch
Atengora. Catholics and Orthodox
have been divided since the Great
Schism of 1054, precipitated
largely by disagreements over the
primacy of the pope.
Francis will be joined in
Jerusalem by the current ecumeni-
cal patriarch, Bartholomew. They
will celebrate Mass together at the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre,
where the faithful believe Jesus
was crucified and buried, Francis
But the visit also underscores
Francis’ close ties to the Jewish
community, his outreach to
Muslims and the Vatican’s long-
standing call for peace between
Israel and the Palestinians. The
announcement was made just as
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
wrapped up three days of talks
with Israeli and Palestinian lead-
ers in a new U.S. bid for peace.
In his Christmas address,
Francis singled out the Holy Land
for prayers, saying “Bless the land
where you chose to come into the
world, and grant a favorable out-
come to the peace talks between
Israelis and Palestinians.”
On Sunday, the Palestinian news
agency Wafa said President
Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the
visit and said he hoped it would
“contribute to alleviate the suffer-
ing of the Palestinian people who
aspire for freedom, justice and
Jordan’s Royal Palace said the
Amman leg of Francis’ visit — on
May 24 — would mark a “signifi-
cant milestone for brotherhood
and forgiveness between Muslims
and Christians and consolidates
the message of peace.”
Despite the geopolitical back-
drop of the trip, the Catholic
Church in the Holy Land insisted
that the visit was aimed “mainly at
spreading and promoting love,
cooperation and peace among all
Francis, an Argentine Jesuit
who made forging relations with
Jews and Muslims a priority of his
tenure as archbishop of Buenos
Aires, will be the fourth pope to
visit the Holy Land after Paul VI’s
landmark visit in 1964.
After decades of reluctance by
the Vatican to recognize the
Jewish state, the Polish-born
John Paul II forged formal rela-
tions in 1993, following it up
with an official visit to Israel in
2000 that included stops at the
Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem
and at the Western Wall, where he
famously left a handwritten plea
asking forgiveness for Christian
Pope to travel to Holy Land in May amid peace push
Pope Francis waves as he leaves at
the end of his mass at the Church
of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in
downtown Rome.
Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
A heavy heart
for the Middle East
I read with a heavy heart your recent
op-ed (“Warped zeal against
Christians,” in the Jan. 2 edition of
the Daily Journal). As a Jew born in
Damascus, Syria, I know firsthand
the fear and destitute shared by most
Christians today in the Middle East
and various African countries who are
terrorized and murdered by extreme
Islamists under the banner of Jihad.
I cannot but feel sorry for these
Christians, unfortunately among them
a gentle soul, who dared in 1947 to
hide my family from a Muslim mob
running amok in Damascus and
screaming “It’bah-el-Yahud” (“slaugh-
ter the Jews”). If it was not for this
courageous Arab-Christian neighbor
that hid my family and helped us
escape from Damascus, we would be
all dead. Yet, it seems that most
newspapers and media outlets in the
West focus their reporting and
analyses regarding the Middle East
on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,
with a predominant bias against
Israel; they pay little attention to
the multitude of infighting between
the various Muslim sects there,
with an occasional tidbit about the
plight of the Christians at the hand
of marauding Islamists, be it the
bombing of church in Iraq, the
prosecution of Copts in Egypt and
the killing of scores in Niger. More
so, many Christian churches made
it their main policy to chastise
Israel and promote the boycott
movement of Israeli goods and
institutions, conveniently ignoring
the fact that the only safe place in
the Middle East that Christians can
live and prosper is in Israel.
Sam Liron
Foster City
NSA spying
New revelations by the German pub-
lication, Der Spiegel, have provided
details of a super secretive unit inside
the National Security Agency (NSA),
called the Office of Tailored Access
Operations, or TAO (no connection to
the Chinese spiritual path). TAO has
developed new ways to invade our pri-
vacy, courtesy of Microsoft, by gain-
ing access to Windows users who
report technical problems (a frequent
In addition, new computer orders are
intercepted in transit and special mal-
ware is implanted to monitor all activ-
ity of unsuspecting users, all with a
wink and nod from Federal Express
and the United Parcel Service. Two
federal judges have harshly admon-
ished the NSAfor its dragnet surveil-
lance vastly exceeding its mandate
and thus violating the Constitution. A
panel appointed by President Obama
issued a strong indictment calling for
a major overhaul of the agency.
The congressional oversight com-
mittee has clearly failed in its mission
and its chairman, U.S. Sen. Dianne
Feinstein, should resign. It is not sur-
prising that her approval ratings have
plummeted following her vigorous
support for the NSA’s highly ques-
t i onabl e act i vi t i es. We need more
whistleblowers like Snowden.
Remember how thousands of
Iraqis and Americans died based
on false claims of weapons of
mass destruction or the release of
the Pentagon Papers which
exposed the massive deceit of our
government and halted the war in
In a landmark editorial, the New
York Times has called for “some
form of clemency that would
allow Snowden to return home.”
Jagjit Singh
Los Altos
It’s OK to blow
up planes if we do it
Patrick Field’s letter, “Why do they
say that?” (in the Dec. 21 edition of
the Daily Journal), laments that the
U.S. government, which is leading
the war on terrorism, is not even
willing to remember Moammar
Ghadafi as a terrorist, but rather gives
him a full pardon for his role in the
bombing of Pan Am 747 airliner over
Scotland. It seems like Mr. Fields
doesn’t remember when CIAagents
Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando
Bosch planted a bomb on Cubana
Airlines Flight 455 in 1976, killing
all 73 passengers and crew members.
He can Google this and even hear the
pilots’ panic as they radioed the
tower to report a bomb going off
before the plane crashed into the sea.
Carriles was given a hero’s welcome
in the terrorist-supporting state of
Florida as he clandestinely returned to
the United States. Both Venezuela and
Cuba requested his return so he could be
tried for air piracy and murder, but the
United States refused to extradite him.
And, Mr. Fields, because of the
length of this response, I won’t go
into any details about how the U.S.
Navy shot down an Iranian airbus,
killing all on board in 1988 ... oh,
and yes, the U.S. government did pay
$61.8 million to the survivors of the
290 murdered on that flight, but the
United States was never held to answer
or apologize for this act of terrorism.
Frank Scafani
San Bruno
Letters to the editor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
aw and order and the economy
in Egypt continue to deterio-
rate under military rule, making
continued U.S. support of the Cairo
government installed in the June coup
d’etat increasingly precarious.
Hopes for democracy in Egypt
prompted by the events of the 2011
Arab Spring, including the overthrow
of President Hosni Mubarak, have rap-
idly diminished. Popular elections
were held in 2012 and Mohammed
Morsi, head of the Muslim
Brotherhood, won and was installed as
president. What was considered by
some Egyptians to be overly rapid
movement by Morsi to move the coun-
try to a more Islamic posture, brought
demonstrations against him.
The Egyptian military, which had
been in power since 1952, having
given itself important economic fran-
chises as well, felt threatened by
Morsi’s policies. Using the street
demonstrations against him as justifi-
cation, the military overthrew him in a
coup led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
in June.
Under U.S. law, the coup should have
led to a cessation of American aid to
Egypt, which totals about $2 billion a
year and is mostly military in nature.
Much of the $2 billion is used to reim-
burse U.S. defense contractors for pro-
duction and training that is part of the
military aid. As a result, and also
because of the strategic role that Egypt
has played for years in the U.S. pos-
ture in the Middle East region, includ-
ing in the protection of Israel,
President Barack Obama did not cut off
aid to the regime installed by the coup.
For show or for real, Egypt’s mili-
tary leaders have laid out a schedule for
a theoretical return to democratic rule
that includes a new constitution and
presidential elections. It is not clear at
this point which order they envisage
for the writing of the constitution and
the holding of elections — or if Gen.
al-Sisi intends to be a candidate and
attempt to preserve military rule by
that means.
What is clear is that the Egyptian
military does not intend to relinquish
power, that the military coup was just
that and that Egyptians have seen the
last of democracy for now, at least
until they can wrest it once more from
military hands. The question is how
long that will take.
For the United States, the need to
separate itself from Egypt’s generals
by cutting off the remaining aid is
clear. Otherwise, U.S.-Egyptian rela-
tions will go down when the generals’
ship does.
Egypt’s decline
Film: the good
and the bad
This is the season for outstanding movies as pro-
ducers prime for the Oscars. But some, not all, with
the full page promotional ads of “best movie of the
year” may disappoint. One of the big disappoint-
ments for holiday viewing was “The Wolf of Wal l
Street” whose director Martin Scorsese usually pro-
duces a winner (“Raging Bull,” ”The Departed,” “Taxi
Driver” and “ Goodfellas”). The star was Leonardo
DiCaprio who also excelled as J. Edgar Hoover and
Jay Gatsby. But the story of Jordan Belfort, a Wal l
Street conniver with a vulgar and dangerous lust for
money, was over the top. It’s a true story based on a
book by Belfort, who served time in prison for
defrauding buyers with
worthless penny stocks.
The movie is not flatter-
ing, to say the least, so
it was weird to see a
photo of a happy Mr.
Belfort and his wife at
the premier of the film in
the Wall Street Journal.
Belfort is now a motiva-
tional speaker and earn-
ing a bundle for movie
rights to his book.
The reviews were
mixed. Joe Morgenstern
of the Wall Street Journal
enjoyed the first hour,
“but eventually, the pan-
demonium wears you down; in my case, eventually
meant the end of the first hour with two more hours to
go. ” The New York Times was a bit kinder: “Wildly
entertaining and completely appalling. ... Scorsese’s
three hour bacchanal of drugs, sex and greed zigs
across the line between satire and propaganda. ... It’s
a vivid document of our times, and an essential arti-
fact for future archaeologists trying to figure out what
destroyed our civilization.”
“Inside Llewyn Davis” was more confusing than dis-
appointing until I searched the web for reviews and
plot synopsis. It’s a movie you think about after you
leave the theater, as in “what does it all mean?” It’s
the story of a rootless folk singer who sleeps on the
couches of friends and acquaintances and has bad luck
most of the time. No happy ending in this Coen pro-
duction. Much more enjoyable and worthwhile were
“Saving Mr. Banks” about the author of Mary
Poppins; and Robert Redford’s solo stand against the
sea in “All is Lost,” a truly masterful movie.
However, despite worthwhile movies, what has really
captured my nightly attention is the Netflix stream-
ing version of “Breaking Bad.” I have to admit I am
addicted to this series which has 60 plus episodes.
The story line constantly surprises, the characters are
real but mostly unlovable, and the violence is inno-
vative, to say the least. While the series is also about
drugs and money, unlike “The Wolf of Wall Street,” it
is not fun but terrifying. You get a feel for the
Mexican drug trade where the stakes are high and
killing people is part of the business. You also wit-
ness the life of people who spend or waste a good part
of their day getting high. None of this is presented in
a preachy way. Just great drama.
The week we saw “The Wolf of Wall Street” there
was news that the safety net for the 1.3 million long-
term unemployed would be gone by year’s end. Most
of the long-term unemployed are people who had
good, decent paying jobs but lost them in the finan-
cial debacle described in the movie. Maybe that’s why
Scorsese went over the top. Maybe that’s the propa-
ganda mentioned in the New York Times. The dispari-
ty between those in the upper 1 percent and everyone
else is not good news for the coming year. The econo-
my is recovering, but at a slow pace. Many former
jobs which were eliminated during the financial crash
are not coming back. People at the top, because they
are so few, don’t spend enough to create enough jobs
for everyone else. Maybe it’s easier to concentrate on
sports and the NFL championships or on series like
“Breaking Bad” instead of trying to keep up with the
real world.
Sue Lempert is the former mayor of San Mateo. Her col-
umn runs every Monday. She can be reached at
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By Phuong Le
SEATTLE — Under pressure from
national union leaders, machin-
ists in Washington state took a
late-night vote that defied their
local union bosses by narrowly
approving a new labor contract
that secures a coveted plane proj-
ect for the Seattle area but moves
workers away from pensions.
The tight count exposed deep
rifts in the once-powerful union,
but with plenty of states lining up
to give Boeing exactly what it
wanted to get work on the 777X,
the aerospace giant had a tremen-
dous advantage.
The company, the state’s gover-
nor and national union leaders all
hailed the contract as a vital boost
to the region’s economy, but to
some observers the vote dealt a
blow to local union influence.
“It shows that even a strong
local is vulnerable and has a limit-
ed defensibility to slow the tide of
concessions that has been going
on across the country, ” said Leon
Grunberg, a sociology professor
at the University of Puget Sound
who co-authored a book,
“Turbulence: Boeing and the State
of American Workers and
Managers. ”
He added Saturday, “This is hap-
pening with a company that’s
doing very well financially. ”
Members of the International
Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers approved an
eight-year contract extension late
Friday by 51 percent, a turnaround
from November when the same
workers voted down a previous
offer by 67 percent.
The passing margin was about
600 votes of about 23, 900 count-
ed, accordi ng t o Wi l son
Ferguson, president of a local
unit of District 751.
Ferguson said Saturday that the
vote diminished the local union’s
power since it conceded some
hard-fought benefits they won’t be
getting back.
Foes of the contract opposed the
i dea of freezi ng t he machi ni st s’
pensi ons and movi ng workers
t o a defi ned-cont ri but i on sav-
i ngs pl an.
“The very fact that Boeing was
making these demands in the first
place just has to be seen as dis-
couraging for average workers, ”
said Jake Rosenfeld, a sociology
professor at the University of
Washington who has a forthcom-
ing book “What Unions No
Longer Do. ”
“This is a very strong union,
and if you have a strong union,
being forced into givebacks of
this sort . . . then you can just
imagine how little leverage other
workers have when negotiating, ”
he added.
Local labor influence takes hit in Boeing contract
People chant “vote no” during a Boeing union rally against the new
contract put forth by Boeing in Seattle,Washington.
By Martha Mendoza
SAN JOSE — Celebrities, busi-
nesses and even the U. S. State
Department have bought bogus
Facebook likes, Twitter followers
or YouTube viewers from offshore
“click farms, ” where workers tap,
tap, tap the thumbs up button,
view videos or retweet comments
to inflate social media numbers.
Si nce Facebook l aunched
almost 10 years ago, users have
sought to expand their social net-
works for financial gain, win-
ning friends, bragging rights and
professi onal cl out . And soci al
media companies cite the levels
of engagement to tout their value.
But an Associated Press exami-
nation has found a growing glob-
al marketplace for fake clicks,
which tech companies struggle to
police. Online records, industry
studies and interviews show com-
panies are capitalizing on the
opportunity to make millions of
dollars by duping social media.
For as little as a half cent each
click, websites hawk everything
from Li nkedIn connect i ons t o
make members appear more
employable to Soundcloud plays
to influence record label interest.
“Anytime there’s a monetary
val ue added t o cl i cks, t here’s
going to be people going to the
dark side, ” said Mitul Gandhi,
CEO of seoClarity, a Des Plaines,
Ill. , social media marketing firm
t hat weeds out phony onl i ne
Italian security researchers and
bl oggers Andrea St roppa and
Carla De Micheli estimated in
2013 that sales of fake Twitter
followers have the potential to
bring in $40 million to $360
million to date, and that fake
Facebook act i vi t i es bri ng i n
$200 million a year.
As a result, many firms, whose
values are based on credibility,
have entire teams doggedly pur-
suing the buyers and brokers of
fake clicks. But each time they
crack down on one, another, more
creative scheme emerges.
When software engineers wrote
computer programs, for example,
to generate lucrative fake clicks,
tech giants fought back with soft-
ware that screens out “bot-gener-
ated” clicks and began regularly
sweeping user accounts.
YouTube wiped out billions of
music industry video views last
December aft er audi t ors found
some videos apparently had exag-
gerated numbers of views. Its par-
ent -company, Googl e, i s al so
constantly battling people who
generate fake clicks on their ads.
And Facebook, whose most
recent quarterly report estimated
as many as 14. 1 million of its
1. 18 bi l l i on act i ve users are
fraudulent accounts, does frequent
purges. That’s particularly impor-
tant for a company that was built
on the principle that users are real
Twi t t er’s Ji m Prosser sai d
there’s no upside. “In the end,
t hei r account s are suspended,
they’re out the money and they
lose the followers, ” he said.
Li nkedIn spokesman Doug
Madey said buying connections
“dilutes the member experience, ”
violates their user agreement and
can al so prompt account cl o-
Googl e and YouTube “t ake
act i on agai nst bad act ors t hat
seek to game our systems, ” said
spokeswoman Andrea Faville.
Dhaka, Bangladesh, a city of 7
million in South Asia, is an inter-
national hub for click farms.
The CEO of Dhaka-based social
media promotion firm Unique IT
World said he has paid workers to
manually click on clients’ social
media pages, making it harder for
Facebook, Google and others to
catch them. “Those accounts are
not fake, t hey were genui ne, ”
Shaiful Islam said.
A recent check on Facebook
showed Dhaka was the most pop-
ular city for many, including soc-
cer star Leo Messi, who has 51
million likes; Facebook’s own
security page, which has 7. 7 mil-
l i on l i kes; and Googl e’s
Facebook page, which has 15. 2
million likes.
In 2013, the State Department,
which has more than 400, 000
likes and was recently most pop-
ular in Cairo, said it would stop
buying Facebook fans after its
inspector general criticized the
agency for spending $630, 000 to
boost the numbers.
In one case, its fan tally rose
from about 10, 000 to more than
2. 5 million.
Selling social media clicks becomes big business
By Mae Anderson
NEW YORK — The Super
Bowl is still about a month
away but the ad blitzes are
already starting.
Pepsico plans to promote
the halftime show it is
sponsoring in a TV ad airing
The commercial is part of
a larger campaign by the
beverage giant aimed at
driving awareness for the
show during the 48th annual
big game on Fox on Feb. 2,
featuring singer Bruno
Over the next few weeks
advertisers will start to give
more hints about what their
plans are for the big game,
taking place at the MetLife
Stadium in New Jersey, just
a short bus ride from New
York City. An estimated
108. 4 million people
watched the game on CBS in
2013, according to Nielsen.
“It’s the biggest game of
the year, and this year it’s in
the biggest city, ” said Lou
Arbetter, senior director,
trademark Pepsi.
Pepsi has been a Super
Bowl advertiser nearly
every year since 1986. Last
year it began sponsoring
the halftime show as a way
to help the brand stand out
from the crowded field of
In an ad that starts run-
ning Saturday during the
NFL playoffs, Pepsi reimag-
ines how halftime began
with a scenario that shows a
1920s football game being
broken up when a car full of
women breaks down nearby.
They offer the players a
Pepsi break and halftime is
“Even the first halftime
wasn’t halftime without
Pepsi, ” the voiceover
states. Other components
on the monthlong cam-
paign, for which spending
was not disclosed, include a
ticket giveaway for the half-
time show and subway
wraps and digital billboards
in New York.
Pepsi also has a 30-sec-
ond ad during the game lead-
ing into the halftime per-
formance, but so far has
been mum on the details.
Pepsi hypes Super
Bowl halftime show
<<< Page 16, Rivers and the Chargers
find a way to beat the Bengals
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
By Nathan Mollat
While the Peninsula Athletic League’s
South Division may be a tossup this sea-
son, in the North Division, there is an over-
whelming favorite: Half Moon Bay.
The Cougars are the defending South
Division champ and there are high expecta-
tions around the program this season.
Coach Rich Forslund has already declared
the Open Division of the Central Coast
Section playoffs as the main goal and they
are not expected to be seriously challenged
by the rest of the division.
That’s leaves the rest of the division to
battle for second place and a handful of
teams are poised to duke it out. While the
chasm between Half Moon Bay and the rest
of the division remains wide, the difference
between second and seventh will be razor
The following is a look at the North
Division, in alphabetical order. All records
are through Saturday, based on results post-
ed on
El Camino (0-9)
Ayear ago, the Colts were putting togeth-
er a Northern California tournament team,
taking El Cerrito to the wire before losing
in the Nor Cal opener.
The Colts graduated nearly every player of
significance from that team and a new coach
is charged with guiding them through a
rebuilding period this season.
The Colts have taken a pounding in sever-
al games during the preseason, but they can
hang their hat on the fact their most com-
petitive games have come against PALcom-
petition. The dropped a five-point decision
to Carlmont and seven-point loss to
Half Moon Bay (9-1, M-A Saturday)
This is the year for the Cougars. Coming
off its second-straight 20-win season and
second-straight Central Coast Section
Division IV title game, Half Moon Bay has
the experience and talent to make 2014 a
Half Moon Bay the team to beat in PAL North
See PAL, Page 14
By Genaro C. Armas
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Home or away. Late
summer or during one of the coldest nights
of the year.
Doesn’t matter where or when — the San
Francisco 49ers keep figuring out how to
beat the Green Bay Packers.
Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as
time expired, and Colin Kaepernick threw
for 227 yards and ran for another 98 to lead
the 49ers past the Packers 23-20 on Sunday
night in a frigid NFC wild-card game.
In a back-and-forth fourth quarter, the
49ers (13-4) threw the final punch.
Kaepernick escaped a blitz on third-and-8
and scrambled for an 11-yard gain to the 27
with 1:13 left.
“Just trying to figure out a way to get that
first down,” Kaepernick said. “Had a play
called, we didn’t get the look that we want-
ed. It worked out for us.”
Dawson nailed the winning kick five
plays later — but only after nearly being
blocked by edge rusher Davon House. He
was whistled for offsides on the play, but
the 49ers declined the penalty with the win
in hand.
The defending NFC champions came away
with a huge win in conditions that resem-
bled a meat locker. It was 5 degrees at kick-
off, and the winds made it feel like minus-
San Francisco plays at Carolina next
Dawson nails game-winner; S.F. survives in GB
See 49ERS, Page 16
Niners keep their cool
San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis makes a touchdown catch against Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett and inside linebacker A.J. Hawk during the second half of the
2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field.The 49ers won 23-20 on a game-winning, Phil Dawson field goal and will play in Carolina against the Panthers next weekend.
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After closing out non-conference play
with an easy 72-52 victory over visiting
Cabrillo College on Saturday, College of
San Mateo’s women’s basketball team will
open Coast North play on Wednesday (Jan.
8) at conference favorite City College of
San Francisco at 5 p.m. CCSF (12-3) i s
currently ranked No. 8 in the state and
defeated Mission, 88-78, on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (8-6) scored the first seven
points against Cabrillo, including five by
sophomore guard Kay Cooper (out of South
San Francisco High), and never looked
back. It was 22-5 mid-way through the peri-
od and 40-22 at the half.
Cooper led the Bulldogs with 17 points,
11 in the first half. Five of her six field
goals were three-pointers. Freshman guard
Mia Maffei (from El Camino High) had her
best game with 14 points, coming off the
bench. That included five points to key a
CSM 11-point run near the end that killed
any lingering Seahawks comeback hopes.
Her previous high game was 11 points
against Solano in November.
Sophomore forward Kate Larson (Notre
Dame Belmont) added eight points. Season
scoring leader McKenna Hilton (Half Moon
Bay) had seven points. Her average is 11. 7
and she remains the only San Mateo player
scoring in double figures.
CSM will play at San Jose CC (1-12) on
Friday before hosting Las Positas (7-8) in
the conference home opener on Jan. 15
(5:30 p.m.).
Menlo Oaks wrestling places second
A full day of wrestling came to a close
inside Haynes-Prim Pavilion last Saturday
afternoon with the No. 18 Menlo grapplers
earning a second place team finish and saw
seven different wrestlers place in the high-
ly-competitive tournament.
The solid performance resulted in three
Oaks taking home top-billing in their
respective weight class including: Troy
Lakin (125 pounds), Jason Ladd (149
pounds) and Eric Lopez (165 pounds).
The No. 1 wrestler in the nation at 165
pounds, Lopez, was dominant once again on
Saturday, posting a perfect 4-0 record which
included a pin and a major decision. In his
first match of the afternoon, Lopez pinned
San Francisco State’s AJ Simon at the 2:11
mark. He followed that performance up with
a 16-2 major decision over Zack Dawson
and then earned a close 3-2 decision win
over Southern Oregon University’s Garrett
Urrutia to put him in the finals.
In the finals, Lopez faced off with Vince
Aboytes (SFSU) and scored early and often
to earn a 9-3 decision and take home top
honors at 165 pounds.
Menlo School 3, Pacific Grove 1
The Menlo boys varsity soccer team (2-2-
2 overall) defeated Pacific Grove 3-1 to wrap
up their Monterey trip.
Menlo started the game strong and were
quickly ahead. Senior captain John Strong
received a piercing through ball from junior
midfielder Peter Rosston and confidently
slotted it by the Pacific Grove keeper.
A few minutes later sophomore striker
Will Chisholm flicked on a throw-in that
fell to fellow sophomore Matt Joss in the
box. Joss held off his defender and beat the
Breaker goalie to put Menlo two up just fif-
teen minutes in.
The Knights put the game away after
Chisholm was fouled in the box and the ref
awarded Menlo a penalty kick in the second
half. Justin Wang stepped up and calmly
slotted the ball past the keeper to put the
game out of reach.
“We have a very young team but our per-
formances the last two games show that we
are starting to come together at the right
time,” said second year coach Marc Kerrest
via email. “It is difficult to single anyone
out as the entire team put in a solid perform-
ance today.” The Knights open league play
Wednesday January 8th at home against
Other Local Scores
In other local scores, Wooside girls’ used
a second-half goal to stay unbeaten and
defeat Sacred Heart Prep 1-0. ... SHP boys’
basketball outlasted Serra High School 48-
47 on the road. ... Corbin Koch led the way
for the Gators with 13 points. ... In boys’
soccer, Hillsdale used two free kicks (15th
and 55th minute) to get past SHP 2-0. ....
Hillsdale boys’ basketball is now 5-6 on the
year after a 15-point victory over Oceana.
... Menlo-Atherton gave the WCAL’s St.
Francis everything it could handle. The
game was tied with three minutes left, but
the Lancers forged ahead and won 50-42. ...
Royce Branning scored 15 points for the
CSM beats Cabrillo, enters Coast play on high note
Menlo wrestling places second, Menlo-Atherton holds its own against St. Francis
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WASHINGTON — Klay Thompson
scored 26 points, Stephen Curry and
Andrew Bogut connected on a trick
play worthy of the NBA’s slam dunk
contest, and the Golden State Warriors
have their longest in-season winning
streak since 1975 after Sunday night’s
112-96 win over the Washington
The Warriors won their ninth in a
row by turning the third quarter into a
laugher, opening the period with a 30-
5 run that included a sequence in which
Curry drove into the paint and sent the
ball flying out of his hand and off the
backboard above the rim. The carom
went right to a leaping Bogut, who
timed the play perfectly for a dunk,
then stared at his right hand with
mouth agape as he ran down court.
The Warriors hadn’t won nine
straight in the same season since a 10-
game run from Dec. 6-23, 1975. They
also had a nine-game regular season
winning streak that overlapped the
1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. Golden
State is 5-0 on its season-long, seven-
game, 13-day road trip and moved into
a tie with the Los Angeles Clippers
atop the Pacific Division.
Curry and Thompson topped John
Wall and Bradley Beal in the battle of
the two highest-scoring backcourts in
the NBA. Curry scored 14 points on 5-
for-17 shooting, but the league’s most
turnover-prone player had 10 assists
and only two giveaways. Thompson
was 9 for 14 from the field, including 6
for 9 from 3-point range.
David Lee added 21 points and 11
rebounds, and Bogut finished with 15
points and 11 rebounds.
Wall had 14 points and 10 assists,
but he shot 4 for 11, including 1 for 5
in the crucial third quarter. Beal, who
remains on a minutes restriction
because of a left leg injury, scored nine
points and 4-for-15 shooting. The
Wizards made only 6 of 21 shots in the
third quarter, and they hit bottom when
Nene committed two backcourt bad-
pass turnovers in a span of six sec-
Nene also scored 14 points for the
Wizards, who have lost three straight
and four of six.
The first half, by contrast, was as
competitive as could be. The teams
were tied 58-58 at the break, each with
22 field goals and 13 assists. The
Wizards were 14 for 21 from the field in
the first quarter, and a 9-0 run gave
them a 10-point lead early in the sec-
ond, but the Warriors came back with a
run that included Curry’s behind-the-
back pass to Lee — an assist that
would be eclipsed by the off-the-back-
board feed to Bogut in the second half.
NOTES: There was a bizarre call in
the first half when Wall crashed into
Bogut in the lane. Bogut was initially
whistled for a block, but officials con-
ferred during a timeout and ruled that
fouls were committed by both players.
Make it 9 for red-hot Warriors
Deep freeze puts
chill in tailgating
in Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jeff Giardinelli embraced the cold
outside Lambeau Field dressed in a No. 8 Steve Young jer-
sey, red San Francisco 49ers knit cap and Candlestick Park-
themed scarf.
He’ll remember his first visit to Green Bay for a while,
and not just because beloved 49ers beat the Packers 23-20
in the NFC wild-card game Sunday.
An arctic front pushing through the Midwest made the
game one of the coldest in NFL history. During its telecast,
Fox reported the temperature dipped to 2 degrees and the
wind chill was minus-11.
“It is not that cold, it is all mental, ” 49ers quarterback
Colin Kaepernick said. “Just look at Bow (All-Pro line-
backer NaVorro Bowman) with no sleeves. ”
The meat-locker conditions put a chill on outdoor tail-
gating and had fans heading into Lambeau early to warm up
with free coffee and hot chocolate.
“Refreshing, ” Giardinelli, of Fresno, Calif. , exclaimed
as he walked across a parking lot with friend Jeff Morgan.
“We suited up, we brought all the snowboarding gear we use
out there and added to it. Without the wind, which isn’t here
yet, we’re good. When it gets windy, we’ll be ready for it. ”
Morgan wasn’t quite as convinced.
“He says ‘refreshing. ’ I say it’s cold as heck, ” said
Morgan, also from Fresno. He’s not a 49ers fan but wanted
to come this weekend for what he called the “Lambeau
atmosphere. ”
It was 5 degrees by kickoff at mid-afternoon, though a
northwest wind made it feel like minus-10. Winds increased
through the evening.
That apparently meant little to some of the players like
Bowman. Each member of the starting offensive line of the
Packers went sleeveless under green jerseys.
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special year.
With four of five starters return-
ing from last year’s PAL North
Division championship, and 10
returners who saw significant play-
ing time last season, the Cougars
are head and shoulders better than
the rest of the division.
Senior center Rico Nuño will be
in the running for player of the year
honors and will challenge
Burlingame’s Nick Loew for title of
best post player in the PAL. Nuño
has continued to grow, adding a
dribble-drive aspect to his game.
He can put the ball on the floor and
take defenders off the dribble. He
can even step out and knock down
3-pointers. Add in the sharp-shoot-
ing prowess of shooting guard
Corey Cilia and the Cougars have
as good an inside-out tandem in the
league. Case DuFrane, a junior, is
developing into a nice third
option, averaging just under eight
points per game.
Half Moon Bay’s biggest tests
this season have come against
local competition, having beaten
Menlo-Atherton and Menlo School
by a combined five points. They
also had a difficult time with
Aragon and Burlingame.
Jefferson (4-6)
The Indians have been mostly
solid in the preseason and with a
few breaks could have a few more
wins. They have been competitive
in all but a couple games. They
proved they can play with teams in
the PAL, suffering a three-point
loss to Terra Nova and beating
Capuchino by seven.
Jefferson has already equaled its
win total from a season ago and can
only improve on last year’s 2-8
league mark.
Oceana (5-5)
The Sharks are in the running for
most improved team in the PAL.
After winning only one game last
season, the Sharks appeared to
have turned it around this season.
They opened the year with a cou-
ple of blowout losses, but then
ripped off three wins in a row.
They have only three returning
players, including senior forward
Nick Phinn and senior guard Jason
Ghirarduzzi. Matthew Bonilla, a 6-
1 wing player, enters his sopho-
more year with a year of varsity
experience under his belt. Look for
freshman guard Isiah Margate to
get plenty of run this season, while
the addition of 6-4 forward/center
Miguel Contreras gives the Sharks
some beef in the paint.
South San Francisco (4-5)
The Warriors have played one of
the more rugged preseason sched-
ules, facing the likes of Los Gatos,
St. Patrick-St. Vincent and
Berkeley – and it remains to be
seen if those tough matchups help
in PALplay. South City does own a
win over San Mateo, so the
Warriors should, at the very least,
be competitive most nights.
Last season’s 7-15 squad (3-9
PAL North) was senior-heavy, so
the Warriors have only four return-
ing players in junior guard Eric
Watkins, along with senior wings
Alex Lew, Derrick Lim and Andre
The Warriors do have an influx of
young talent that should help this
season and into next. Romel
Greene is a sophomore forward and
Claudio Perez is a freshman post
Terra Nova (5-6)
If Half Moon Bay stumbles, Terra
Nova could be the team to take
advantage. The always rugged
Tigers have lost three in a row, but
they are 3-1 against teams from the
PAL, including a 49-46 win over
North rival Jefferson.
The Tigers are one of the more
physical teams in the PAL and they
are not afraid of contact. David
Smathers, Sean Gregg, Sydney
Golden and Dominic DeSouza are
all 6-foot and over, and 200
pounds or better. DeSouza clocks in
at 6-7, 265.
All told, the Tigers feature 10
players 6-foot or taller.
Jaylend Jones provides the spark
offensively from his guard posi-
tion. There may be no faster player
in the PAL and Jones has the skills
to take advantage of it on the court.
Westmoor (2-9)
The Rams could be in for a long
year after going 23-5, 9-3 in North
Division play and capturing the
PAL tournament title a season ago.
Forget the nine losses, the impor-
tant number is four: that’s the num-
ber of PAL teams the Rams have
faced this preseason – and those are
five of their nine losses. Granted,
all four were against teams from the
PAL South, and while the Rams
were competitive in all four con-
tests, they could not get over the
Westmoor graduated 10 from last
season’s squad, including all three
captains and most of its starting
lineup. They do return five players
from that team, including juniors
Alton Chen, Bruce Newbeck and
Toby Mak, all who played varsity
as sophomores last year. Apair of
senior returners – guard Hargel
Magante and Cameron post player
Cameron Cook – will have to pro-
vide senior leadership.
Continued from page 11
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Saturday, Jan. 4
Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44
New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24
Sunday, Jan. 5
San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10
San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 11
New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX)
Indianpolis at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Jan. 12
San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX)
San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference
Sunday, Jan. 19
AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS)
NFC, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl
Sunday, Jan. 26
At Honolulu
TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl
W L Pct GB
Toronto 16 16 .500 —
Boston 13 21 .382 4
Brooklyn 12 21 .364 4 1/2
Philadelphia 12 21 .364 4 1/2
New York 11 22 .333 5 1/2
W L Pct GB
Miami 26 8 .765 —
Atlanta 18 16 .529 8
Washington 14 17 .452 10 1/2
Charlotte 15 20 .429 11 1/2
Orlando 10 23 .303 15 1/2
W L Pct GB
Indiana 27 6 .818 —
Chicago 14 18 .438 12 1/2
Detroit 14 20 .412 13 1/2
Cleveland 11 23 .324 16 1/2
Milwaukee 7 26 .212 20
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 26 8 .765 —
Houston 22 13 .629 4 1/2
Dallas 19 15 .559 7
New Orleans 15 17 .469 10
Memphis 15 18 .455 10 1/2
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 27 7 .794 —
Portland 26 8 .765 1
Minnesota 16 17 .485 10 1/2
Denver 15 17 .469 11
Utah 11 25 .306 17
W L Pct GB
Golden State 23 13 .639 —
L.A. Clippers 23 13 .639 —
Phoenix 20 12 .625 1
L.A. Lakers 14 19 .424 7 1/2
Sacramento 10 22 .313 11
10 a.m.
vs. Detroit
vs. Denver
vs. Boston
Boston 42 28 12 2 58 124 89
Tampa Bay 41 25 12 4 54 116 95
Montreal 43 24 14 5 53 112 102
Detroit 43 19 14 10 48 114 121
Toronto 43 21 17 5 47 119 127
Ottawa 44 19 18 7 45 126 141
Florida 42 16 20 6 38 101 134
Buffalo 42 12 26 4 28 74 118
Pittsburgh 44 31 12 1 63 142 103
Philadelphia 42 21 17 4 46 111 116
Washington 42 20 16 6 46 128 128
Carolina 43 18 16 9 45 105 124
N.Y. Rangers 43 21 20 2 44 105 115
New Jersey 43 17 18 8 42 101 110
Columbus 42 18 20 4 40 113 123
N.Y. Islanders 43 14 22 7 35 112 143
Chicago 44 29 7 8 66 165 121
St. Louis 41 29 7 5 63 150 95
Colorado 41 26 11 4 56 120 104
Minnesota 44 22 17 5 49 106 113
Dallas 41 20 14 7 47 120 124
Winnipeg 45 19 21 5 43 123 135
Nashville 43 18 19 6 42 102 129
Anaheim 43 30 8 5 65 142 108
San Jose 42 26 10 6 58 139 109
Los Angeles 43 26 13 4 56 113 89
Vancouver 43 23 13 7 53 114 104
Phoenix 41 20 12 9 49 123 127
Calgary 41 14 21 6 34 96 128
Edmonton 44 13 26 5 31 112 153
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime
Florida 5, Nashville 4, SO
Boston 4,Winnipeg 1
Colorado 4, San Jose 3
Buffalo 2, New Jersey 1
N.Y. Rangers 7,Toronto 1
Ottawa 4, Montreal 3, OT
Carolina 3, N.Y. Islanders 2
St. Louis 6, Columbus 2
Detroit 5, Dallas 1
Minnesota 5,Washington 3
Philadelphia 5, Phoenix 3
Los Angeles 3,Vancouver 1
Pittsburgh 6,Winnipeg 5
Carolina 2, Nashville 1
Destiny vs. Team Domination.
Before the Bowl Championship
Series is replaced next year by a
playoff, No. 1 Florida State and
No. 2 Auburn will meet in its last
title game Monday night at the
Rose Bowl.
The Seminoles (13-0) ripped
through their schedule on the way
to Pasadena, winning each game
by at least 14 points behind
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis
“I still think our best game is
out there,” Florida State coach
Jimbo Fisher said Sunday. “I’m
looking forward to playing it on
Monday night, and our kids are
looking forward to the challenge.”
The turnaround Tigers (12-1) are
the most unlikely group ever to
reach the BCS championship
game. Auburn went from 3-9 to
Southeastern Conference champi-
ons in their first season under
coach Gus Malzahn. It was a wild
ride. The Prayer at Jordan-Hare
beat Georgia. The Kick-Six beat
Alabama. Destiny? Fate? Luck?
The Tigers don’t see it that way.
“Hey, I know we’re a team of
hard work, I know that,” said tail-
back Tre Mason, a Heisman final-
ist who has run for 1,621 yards and
22 touchdowns for the No. 1 rush-
ing offense in the country. “These
guys put a lot of hard work in with
me every day, blood, sweat and
tears all year long.”
Auburn is the first team to reach
the BCS championship game after
having a losing season the previ-
ous season, and would become the
first national champion to start
the season unranked since BYU in
After 16 years of the BCS, the
routine is familiar the day before
the big game.
The coaches hold their final
early morning news conferences,
and then take a few minutes to
shake hands with each other,
exchange pleasantries and pose
for pictures with the crystal foot-
ball trophy that goes to the win-
On Sunday it was Fisher, the
fast-talking West Virginian and
Nick Saban disciple, and Malzahn,
who has gone from high school
coach in Arkansas to the national
championship game in eight
years, running the drill.
Malzahn, who was the Tigers’
offensive coordinator when they
won the 2010 national title, said
Sunday he told his players before
the season one of their goals was
to make the biggest turnaround in
college football. Done. Auburn
has already matched the 2000
Hawaii team for most improved
record in FBS history.
“Well, Auburn is a great program
and used to winning champi-
onships, so I knew that we were
going to get it turned around,” he
said. “I didn’t know how quick.
There was a lot of questions when
we first got there. We did a lot of
Dr. Phil-ing early, and our guys
came together and they believed.”
Last BCS title game matches
Domination versus Destiny
Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Sunday in the divisional round.
“They got us the first time,” line-
backer NaVarro Bowman said, refer-
ring to Carolina’s 10-9 win on Nov.
10. “What’s on our minds is to get
them now. It’s the playoffs. Win or go
Mason Crosby’s 24-yard field goal
tied it at 20 for the Packers (8-8-1)
with 5:06 left before the 49ers’ final
Until then, Packers quarterback
Aaron Rodgers did his best to turn into
“Captain Comeback” again. After a
slow first quarter, Rodgers finished 17
of 26 for 177 yards and touchdown.
Kaepernick connected with a spin-
ning Vernon Davis down the seam for a
28-yard touchdown pass with 10:39
left. The score quickly answered John
Kuhn’s 1-yard touchdown run that
briefly gave the Packers a four-point
That TD was set up after Rodgers, in
the clutches of a 49ers defender, some-
how managed to escape a sack on
fourth-and-2 and found Randall Cobb
for a 26-yard gain to the Niners 4.
Eddie Lacy ran for 81 yards on 21
carries for the Packers, while Frank
Gore had 66 yards and a touchdown on
20 carries for the 49ers.
Michael Crabtree had eight catches
for 125 yards for San Francisco.
But it was Kaepernick who was the
difference-maker once again in San
Francisco’s fourth straight win over
Green Bay. He finished 16 of 30 with
the touchdown and an interception.
For the second year in a row, the
Packers’ season has started and ended
with losses to the 49ers. The latest
edition of what’s turned into a chippy
and heated rivalry took place on the
worn, frozen turf of Lambeau Field.
In a memorable playoff debut last
January, Kaepernick ran for a quarter-
back playoff-record 181 yards and a
pair of touchdowns. In the season
opener in September, the strong-
armed quarterback threw for a career-
best 412 yards and three scores.
This time, he did his damage on the
ground and through the air.
Continued from page 11
By Joe Kay
CINCINNATI — Dump it off to
the running back, hand it off, let
the field goal kicker take it from
Philip Rivers didn’t have to do a
whole lot to get a playoff win. Not
with the way San Diego’s defense
was dominating.
And not with the way Andy
Dalton was coming apart in the
playoffs again.
The Chargers took advantage of
Dalton’s three turnovers in the
second half on Sunday, pulling
away to a 27-10 victory that
extended San Diego’s late-season
surge and pushed the Bengals’
postseason misery to record lev-
With Rivers making accurate
throws in the chilling rain, the
Chargers (10-7) won their fifth in a
row, beating the last team that had
knocked them off. They’ll play
next Sunday in Denver, which has
the AFC’s top seed.
The Chargers lost at home to the
Broncos 28-20 on Nov. 10, then
went to Denver and got a rejuve-
nating 27-20 victory on Dec. 12
that gave them momentum.
“We will be confident,” said
Rivers, who was 12 of 16 for 128
yards with a touchdown and no
interceptions on a rainy, 40-
degree afternoon. “We’ve got to be
careful we’re not overconfident,
which we won’t be. Cincinnati
came to our place and won five
weeks ago.”
The Bengals (11-6) won in San
Diego 17-10 on Dec. 1, starting
their final push toward the AFC
North title. They took advantage
of three turnovers in that one.
They turned it over four times on
Sunday, with Dalton’s fumble and
two interceptions in the second
half leading to one of the most
stunning losses in franchise his-
tory. The Bengals had been 8-0 at
home and brought the NFL’s No. 3
defense — their highest-ever play-
off ranking — into the game.
With everything in their favor,
they unraveled in the second half,
getting outscored 20-0.
The Bengals now have the
sixth-longest streak of playoff
futility in NFL history, stretching
all the way back to the 1990 sea-
son. They’ve lost their playoff
opener three straight years,
matching a league record, accord-
ing to STATS LLC.
“Whatever you do during the
regular season doesn’t matter once
you get to the playoffs,” said
Dalton, who is 0-3 in the playoffs.
“It’s disappointing. All the good
stuff we did this year, then to come
out and not win this game kind of
Coach Marvin Lewis fell to 0-5
in the playoffs during his 11 sea-
sons as head coach, but is expect-
ed to stick around and get another
chance to try again.
Alot of it falls on Dalton, who
has a trilogy of bad playoff games.
He fumbled and threw two inter-
ceptions in the second half.
Dalton finished 29 of 51 for 334
yards with a below-average passer
rating of 67.
The Chargers pressured him in
the second half and took advan-
tage of his mistakes. And they did-
n’t turn the ball over in a conser-
vative offense that sometimes
grated on Rivers but ultimately
“The way our defense was play-
ing, as long as we didn’t have a
disaster and we made plays when
they were there, we were going to
win this game,” Rivers said.
Combined with the Saints’ vic-
tory over the Eagles on Saturday
night, the two No. 6 playoff seeds
won for the first time since 2010,
when the Packers won the Super
And the Chargers are thinking:
Why not us?
“We’re loose, we’re confident,
we’re peaking at the right time,”
safety Eric Weddle said. “We are a
team to be dealt with. We’re a con-
fident bunch, especially in the sec-
ond half, in the fourth quarter. We
feel we’re ready for those situa-
Chargers rally for 27-10 win over Bengals
Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers, left, and Ronnie Brown celebrate a
touchdown in San Diego’s playoff victory over the Bengals.
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he year was 1985. I was roaming
the halls as a senior at Serra High
School just like the Brat Pack kids
from The Breakfast Club. Ronnie was in
the White House. Only one friend had a
home computer, but everyone had shrink-
to-fit 501 jeans. Wham!, Phil Collins and
Huey Lewis were atop the music charts and
the 49ers won their second of five Super
Bowls. That year, my family had our first
experience with PHS/SPCA. Our dog died
and we brought her to the shelter. Like
many Peninsula residents at the time, we
knew of the shelter as that old place out at
Coyote Point. You went there to spring
your dog from the pound, to have a pet
“disposed of” or put to sleep. I didn’t
know anyone who adopted; we got our
pets from friends whose dogs and cats had
litters. Today, more and more people are
aware of our full range of services, includ-
ing spay/neuter surgeries at a fraction of
the cost of what someone would pay at a
private vet clinic. We also offer low-cost
vaccinations, a free animal behavior
helpline, low-cost obedience classes, ani-
mal abuse investigations, free sheltering
for pets belonging to domestic abuse vic-
tims and Red Cross clients and educator
docent visit to our county’s schools. And,
our adoption fees aren’t much more today
than they were in 1985 (yet, include more
bonuses, like microchips). Over a three-
day weekend last month, we placed more
than 60 pets into new homes. 1985 wasn’t
so bad; I’ll take Huey Lewis and a 49ers
title (you can keep Wham!). But, today,
our community’s animals and the people
who care for and about them can answer
“nobody!” to Niners’ Coach Jim
Harbaugh’s rally cry of “Who’s got it bet-
ter than us?” If you aren’t familiar with
what we have for you and your pets, spend
a few minutes on our website’s Programs
and Services area.
Scott oversees PHS/SPCA’s Adoption,
Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach,
Field Services, Cruelty Investigation,
Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and
staff from the new Tom and Annette Lantos
Center for Compassion.
By David B. Caruso
NEW YORK — For all its 147
years, the American Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals has been more than an
advocacy group; it has served as
the primary law enforcement
agency for animal abuse and neg-
lect in New York City.
That role, the first of its kind in
the nation, led to a squad of uni-
formed agents who flashed badges,
carried guns, made arrests, trav-
eled in blue-and-white squad cars
and, for years, starred in an
Animal Planet reality TV show,
“Animal Precinct.”
But now, that unit is losing its
bite. In December, the ASPCAlaid
off most of its 17 remaining law
enforcement agents. Their respon-
sibilities will be left to the New
York Police Department.
The change is one that has been
sought for years by some animal
advocates, who said the ASPCA’s
small enforcement staff couldn’t
handle the volume of abuse reports
and was taking weeks or months
to respond to calls regular police
could probably get to in hours.
Others are concerned that with-
out a team focused on animal
abuse, it could be given a lower
priority by officers dealing with a
full plate of human-on-human
“If they think they can just give
this to regular police officers and
have them handle it, they’re
crazy,” said David Favre, an expert
on animal law at the Michigan
State University. “It’s hard work.
It’s different work. It’s important
work. And it’s sad that the ASPCA
isn’t doing it anymore.”
Over the past few years, the
ASPCA’s humane law enforcement
division has handled about 4,000
investigations annually and made
about one arrest per week, accord-
ing to the nonprofit group. Tens of
thousands of additional abuse
reports came in through a hotline
— with tips surging from 2001 to
2008, when “Animal Precinct”
was on the air.
The changes were initially put
into motion in August following
the spring appointment of the
ASPCA President Matthew
Bershadker, who previously led
the organization’s anti-cruelty
division. Bershadker has said the
NYPD’s more than 34,000 officers
are simply better positioned to
keep up with the huge volume of
The NYPD has always had the
ability to investigate and make
arrests in animal abuse cases, but
it doesn’t currently have a unit
dedicated to that task.
As part of a pilot program,
NYPD officers have been handling
animal abuse complaints in the
Bronx since September, said
ASPCA spokeswoman Emily
“During that four-month peri-
od,” she said, “the NYPD has
responded in a positive way that
illustrates how their size and
scope will allow them to enforce
animal cruelty laws across NYC
better than we could on our own.”
Enforcement has been a primary
part of the ASPCA’s mission since
it was founded in 1866. Founder
Henry Bergh persuaded state law-
makers to enact the nation’s first
anti-cruelty law; they also gave
his new organization unprecedent-
ed powers to police the new rules.
Much of the organization’s
early work involved horses,
which was then the primary means
of transportation in the city. But
Bergh also personally led investi-
gations of dog- and rat-fighting
rings, even dropping in from a
skylight during a raid on the city’s
most notorious dog pit, according
to an ASPCAhistory.
Over the years, the unit has
arrested countless people accused
of beating pets and seized multi-
tudes of mistreated animals. In
1995, in one of its biggest busts,
ASPCAagents arrested nearly 300
spectators at a cockfight in a for-
mer Bronx movie theater. When
the city began requiring dog
licenses, ASPCA agents were
responsible for checking collars.
As the ASPCA has grown into a
national advocacy group, the New
York City enforcement operation
has become a smaller part of its
Of the nearly $169 million the
organization spent in 2012, the
largest chunks went to animal
health services and public educa-
tion programs, according to the
ASPCA’s filings with the Internal
Revenue Service. It spent $27 mil-
lion on anti-cruelty programs, but
only part of that amount related to
the humane law enforcement
department in New York City. The
ASPCA also has a field investiga-
tions team that works nationally
and will continue operating, as
well as a cruelty intervention team
in New York City that responds to
neglect complaints, counsels
owners and often takes custody of
animals but has no enforcement
Garo Alexanian, founder of the
Companion Animal Network, an
animal rescue group, praised the
ASPCA’s decision to shift law
enforcement duties to the NYPD.
He said the ASPCAdidn’t have the
resources to do the job right.
“You’re talking about 18, 19, 21
people trying to handle tens of
thousands of calls,” he said. The
existence of the unit, he said, also
gave regular police the opportuni-
ty to “pass the buck” on animal
complaints, he said.
Several of the agents let go by
the nonprofit in the past few days
said they doubted their work would
be folded into regular police oper-
“I think the animals are in trou-
ble,” said Joann Sandano, one of
the dismissed agents.
She said that while she was sure
that many police officers love ani-
mals and would tackle abuse com-
plaints with enthusiasm, they will
always be under pressure to deal
with crimes against humans first.
“In the past, they just didn’t
have the manpower and the time to
do it,” said another former ASPCA
agent, Debbie Ryan. “They’re
overwhelmed as it is.”
ASPCA closes storied enforcement unit in NYC
Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Tammy Webber
and Kerry Lester
CHICAGO — Snow-covered
roads and high winds created
treacherous driving Sunday from
the Dakotas to Michigan and
Missouri as residents braced for
the next round of bad weather:
dangerously cold temperatures
that could break records across
much of the nation.
Temperatures were being sup-
pressed by a “polar vortex,” a
counterclockwise-rotating pool
of cold, dense air that will affect
more than half of the continental
U.S. throughout Sunday and into
Monday and Tuesday, with wind
chill warnings stretching from
Montana to Alabama.
The forecast is extreme: 25
below zero in Fargo, N.D., minus
31 in International Falls, Minn.,
and 15 below in Indianapolis and
Chicago. Wind chills — what it
feels like outside when high
winds are factored into the tem-
perature — could drop into the
negative 50s and 60s.
Northeastern Montana was warned
Sunday of wind chills up to 59
below zero.
“It’s just a dangerous cold,”
National Weather Service meteor-
ologist Butch Dye in Missouri
Several Midwestern states were
walloped by up to a foot of new
snow on Sunday. Five to 9 inches
fell in the Chicago area by Sunday
afternoon, while the St. Louis
area had about a foot of snow and
northern Indiana had at least 8
inches. Central Illinois was brac-
ing for 8 to 10 inches, and south-
ern Michigan could see up to 15
Officials closed several Illinois
roadways because of drifting
snow, and warned residents to stay
inside. Roads in the Midwest were
particularly dangerous, and offi-
cials in Missouri warned it was
too cold for rock salt to be very
Authorities also urged residents
to check on elderly and disabled
relatives and neighbors.
In Chicago, temperatures were
expected to bottom out around
minus 15 overnight, likely set-
ting a daily record, National
Weather Service meteorologist Ed
Fenelon said. Earlier Sunday, tem-
peratures sank to 20-below and
colder in northern Minnesota and
Grand Forks, N.D.
Despite the dangerous cold,
Green Bay Packers fans were
expected to pack Lambeau Field
for Sunday’s NFL playoff game
against the San Francisco 49ers.
It could be among the coldest ever
played: It was 5 degrees at kickoff
at 3:40 p.m. CST, warmer than
“We suited up, we brought all
the snowboarding gear we use ...
and added to it,” said 49ers fan Jeff
Giardinelli of Fresno, as he walked
across a parking lot with a friend.
“Without the wind, which isn’t
here yet, we’re good. When it gets
windy, we’ll be ready for it.”
It hasn’t been this cold for
almost two decades in many parts
of the country. Frostbite and
hypothermia can set in quickly at
15 to 30 below zero.
Lorna West, a 43-year-old stu-
dent and consultant from
Columbus, Ohio, said she doesn’t
believe people unaccustomed to
such weather are ready for what’s
AChicago native, she said ther-
mal underwear, lots of layers and
“Eskimo coats” with zipped
hoods to block the wind were the
norm growing up.
“And don’t go out if you don’t
have to,” she said.
In Michigan, residents jammed
stores to stock up on supplies.
“I made my husband go grocery
shopping last night,” said Kim
Tarnopol, 46, of the Detroit sub-
urb of Huntington Woods.
Tarnopol was picking up cold
medicine Sunday for her daughter
Emma at a CVS in nearby Berkley,
Travel problems started early
Sunday. In New York City, a plane
from Toronto landed at Kennedy
International Airport and then
slid into snow on a taxiway. No
one was hurt, though the airport
temporarily suspended operations
because of icy runways.
About 1,200 flights had been
cancelled Sunday at O’Hare and
Midway international airports in
Chicago, aviation officials said,
and there also were cancellations
at Logan International Airport in
Boston and Tennessee’s Memphis
and Nashville international air-
School was called off Monday
for the entire state of Minnesota,
as well as cities and districts in
Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana
and Iowa, among others. Chicago
officials said school would be in
session for the nation’s third-
largest district, though absences
would be excused.
Southern states are bracing for
possible record temperatures, too,
with single-digit highs expected
Tuesday in Georgia and Alabama.
Temperatures are expected to dip
into the 30s in parts of Florida on
Tuesday. But Florida Citrus Mutual
spokesman Andrew Meadows said
it must be at 28 degrees or lower
four hours straight for fruit to
freeze badly.
In western Kentucky, Smithland
farmer David Nickell moved extra
hay to the field and his animals
out of the wind. He’d also stocked
up on batteries and gas and loaded
up the pantry and freezer. The
2009 ice storm that paralyzed the
state and knocked out power to
hundreds of thousands of people
is fresh in his mind.
“We are hoping this isn’t going
to be more than a few days of cold
weather, but we did learn with the
ice storm that you can wake up in
the 19th century and you need to
be able to not only survive, but be
comfortable and continue with
your basic day-to-day functions,”
Nickell said.
In Mt. Prospect, Ill., Steve
White spent part of Sunday raking
his roof with a specially made
pole to prevent icicles as he pre-
pares for a trip to Costa Rica in
the coming days. He also
installed a thermostat that direct-
ly faces a window, so a neighbor
can check to make sure his furnace
is working.
“I’m just glad I’m here to take
care of it,” he said.
Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast
Jeff Kahlow and wife Sandy, prior to the wild card playoff football game
between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau
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LOS ANGELES — Phil Everly, who formed
an influential harmony duo with his brother,
Don, that touched the hearts and sparked the
imaginations of rock ‘n’ roll singers for
decades, including the Beatles and Bob
Dylan, died Friday. He was 74.
Everly died of chronic obstructive pul-
monary disease at a Burbank hospital, said
his son Jason Everly.
Phil and Don Everly helped draw the blue-
print of rock ‘n’ roll in the late 1950s and
1960s with a high harmony that captured
the yearning and angst of a nation of
teenage baby boomers looking for a way to
express themselves beyond the simple plat-
itudes of the pop music of the day.
The Beatles, early in their career, once
referred to themselves as “the English
Everly Brothers.” And Bob Dylan once said,
“We owe these guys everything. They start-
ed it all.”
The Everlys’ hit records included the then-
titilating “Wake Up Little Susie” and the
universally identifiable “Bye Bye Love,”
each featuring their twined voices with
lyrics that mirrored the fatalism of country
music and a rocking backbeat that more
upbeat pop. These sounds and ideas would be
warped by their devotees into a new kind of
music that would ricochet around the world.
In all, their career spanned five decades,
although they performed separately from
1973 to 1983. In their heyday between
1957 and 1962, they had 19 top 40 hits.
The two broke up amid quarrelling in 1973
after 16 years of hits, then reunited in 1983,
“sealing it with a hug,” Phil Everly said.
Although their number of hit records declined
in the late 1980s, they made successful concert
tours in this country and Europe.
They were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hall of Fame in 1986, the same year they had
a hit pop-country record, “Born Yesterday.”
Don Everly was born in 1937 in Brownie,
Ky., to Ike and Margaret Everly, who were
folk and country music singers. Phil Everly
was born to the couple on Jan. 19, 1939, in
Chicago where the Everlys moved to from
Brownie when Ike grew tired of working in
the coal mines.
The brothers began singing country music
in 1945 on their family’s radio show in
Shenandoah, Iowa.
Their career breakthrough came when they
moved to Nashville in the mid-1950s and
signed a recording contract with New York-
based Cadence Records.
Their breakup came dramatically during a
concert at Knott’s Berry Farm in California.
Phil Everly threw his guitar down and walked
off, prompting Don Everly to tell the crowd,
“The Everly Brothers died 10 years ago.”
During their breakup, they pursued solo
singing careers with little fanfare. Phil also
appeared in the Clint Eastwood movie
“Every Which Way but Loose.” Don made a
couple of records with friends in Nashville,
performed in local nightclubs and played
guitar and sang background vocals on
recording sessions.
Don Everly said in a 1986 Associated
Press interview that the two were successful
because “we never followed trends. We did
what we liked and followed our instincts.
Rock ‘n’ roll did survive, and we were right
about that. Country did survive, and we were
right about that. You can mix the two but
people said we couldn’t.”
Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74
The Everly Brothers perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in December 1970. Phil Everly,
shown with his brother Don, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease Jan. 3, in Burbank.
By Jake Coyle
NEW YORK — On a wintry weekend,
Disney’s “Frozen” retook the box-office top
spot with $20.7 million, freezing out the
horror spinoff “Paranormal Activity: The
Marked Ones.”
Paramount’s “The Marked Ones” debuted
in second place with $18.2 million, a total
that includes Thursday night screenings,
according to studio estimates Sunday. The
film is a stand-alone story spun off from the
lucrative, low-budget horror franchise
“Paranormal Activity,” the fifth of which
will be released in October.
But it wasn’t able to overcome Disney’s
animated “Frozen,” which has been a hit for
family audiences for the last seven weeks. It
has now surpassed $600 million worldwide,
making it the second highest grossing
Disney Animation release, behind “The
Lion King.” It will soon pass that film’s
$312 million domestic haul, too.
Another hold-over, Warner Bros.’ “The
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” came in
third with $16.3 million in its fourth week
of release after narrowly topping the busy
Christmas weekend box office. Like
“Frozen,” Peter Jackson’s second install-
ment of his “Hobbit” trilogy has benefited
from the lengthy holiday moviegoing sea-
son. Its domestic cumulative total is
$229.6 million.
The snow and icy temperatures battering
the Midwest and Northeast likely tempered
the weekend’s box-office business.
“Everyone probably suffered a little bit
from the weather,” said Don Harris, head of
domestic distribution for Paramount. “It
looked like no matter what movie it was, it
was half a million to a $1 million less on
Friday and Saturday than you would have
been expecting, just based on what the
norms were.”
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through
Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters,
according to Rentrak. Where available, lat-
est international numbers for Friday
through Sunday are also included. Final
domestic figures will be released Monday:
1. “Frozen,” $20.7 million ($52 million
2. “Paranormal Activity: The Marked
Ones,” $18.2 million ($16.2 million
3. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of
Smaug,” $16.3 million ($58 million inter-
4. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” $13.4 mil-
lion ($6.3 million international).
5. “American Hustle,” $13.2 million
($6.8 million international).
6. “Anchorman 2: The Legend
Continues,” $11.1 million ($5.4 million
7. “Saving Mr. Banks,” $9.1 million.
8. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, ”
$8.2 million ($31.5 million internation-
9. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,”
$7.4 million ($9.1 million international).
10. “Grudge Match,” $5.4 million.
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Dance Connection with Live Music
by Bobby Gutierrez. Free dance les-
sons 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m., open dance 7
p.m.-9:30 p.m. Burlingame Woman’s
Club, 241 Park Road, Burlingame. $8
members, $10 guests. Free admis-
sion for male dance hosts. Light
refreshments. For more information
call 342-2221.
Launch Your Successful Business-
Orientation. 10 a.m. Redwood City
Public Library, 1044 Middlefield
Road, Redwood City. Free. For more
information 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.
New Year’s Career Kick-Off. 6 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. FIrst Presbyterian
Church, 1700 Easton Drive,
Burlingame. Dennis Ranahan will
share guidelines for success in the
job search ‘game’ of life. Free. For
more information call 522-0701.
Covered California information
session. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burlingame
Public Library, 480 Primrose,
Burlingame. Free.
Building an Effective Resume. 9
a.m. Silicon Valley Community
Foundation, 1300 S. El Camino Real,
San Mateo. $15 for resume work-
shop. For more information go to
Facebook information session.
10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
Learn about the popular social net-
working site and how to stay safe
online. Previous computer basics
suggested. For more information
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.dairyfreeg-
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 President@canadianwom-
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.
City Talk Toastmasters Club
Meeting. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Redwood City Main Library
Community Room, 1044 Middlefield
Road, Redwood City. Join us in a
friendly and supportive atmosphere
while learning to improve your com-
munication and leadership skills.
Free. For more information email
Listening Live: Celebrating Live at
Mission Blue 10th Season. 7 p.m.
Brisbane Public Library, 250
Visitacion Ave., Brisbane. Free. For
more information email jennifer-
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
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
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 mem-
bers. For more information call (415)
Guest speaker: Lena Potts,
Community Manager of HIP
Housing. 7:30 a.m. Crystal Springs
Golf Course, 6650 Golf Course Drive,
Burlingame. Potts will present:
‘Creative Solutions to the Housing
Crisis: How Home Sharing Helps
Everyone.’ Sponsored by the San
Mateo Rotary Club. Fee is $15 and
includes breakfast. For information
or to RSVP call Jake at 515-5891.
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 Sundays.
Tween Evening: An After-Hours in
the Library Program. 5 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W.
Third Ave., San Mateo. Tweens (kids
in fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-
grades) will create crafty projects
and compete in a clue hunt and triv-
ia contests. Food will be provided.
Free. For more information or to reg-
ister call 522-7838.
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
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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 parking available. For more
information call 679-8184 or go to
‘Cautionary Tales Reconsidered’
exhibit opening. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Sanchez Art
Center, Pacifica. Exhibit will be open
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 9.
A Festival of Contemporary Music.
7:30 p.m. The Crestmore
Conservatory of Music, 2575 Flores.
St., San Mateo. The festival will fea-
ture the music of Samuel Barber,
Sadao Bekku, Nicholas Carlozzi,
Angela Kraft Cross, Alberto
Ginastera, Carlos Gustavino, Michael
Kimbell, Witold Lutoslawski, Gian
Carlo Menotti and Frederic Rzewski.
Free. For more information call 574-
Free Electronics Recycling Event. 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Redwood Shores
Elementary School, 225 Shearwater
Parkway, Redwood Shores. Support
Boy Scout Troop 61 as you recycle.
For more information call (408) 394-
New Volunteer Recruitment at
Fioli. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 86
Cañada Road, Woodside. Attendees
will have the opportunity to learn
about the many ways to volunteer at
Fioli. Reservations were due Jan. 3 at
4 p.m. For more information go to and click on
Give Back to Central Park’s Rose
Garden. 10 a.m. to Noon. Contribute
to the beautification of San Mateo’s
rose garden. No experience is neces-
sary. Free. For more information go
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 Sundays.
Free workshop at the San Mateo
Garden Center. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. San
Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside
Way, San Mateo. For more informa-
tion call Jeanette Hobbs at jea-
An afternoon with author Wendy
Lesser. 2 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
Lesser will read from her new book,
‘Why I Read.’ Event includes refresh-
ments and a book signing. Free. For
more information contact
For more events visit, click Calendar.
Hill cited a Common Cause report that
recently found that in 2012 state elected
officials received $216,000 in gifts and
travel payments and either solicited or
received $6.7 million in behested pay-
One politician spent $12,000 on one
trip, according to the report, Hill said.
He proposes lowering the threshold
for behested payments to $2,500 and
requiring the Fair Political Practices
Commission to post the transactions
within 30 days on its website.
Although Hill’s proposed legislation
doesn’t make any mention of specific
incidents, it follows on the heels of the
FBI’s corruption investigation of state
Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, who
formerly served two years as the Latino
Legislative Caucus’ vice chairman. The
caucus donated $25,000 to a group run
by Calderon’s brother.
Calderon has denied any wrongdoing.
News of the investigation broke in
late October when the state Legislature
was in recess and Hill said as the body
reconvenes it is time to update the act
and increase transparency.
Hill said his bill is also a reaction to
conduct like that of former state senator
Dean Florez of Fresno who was fined
$60,000 for misusing campaign funds
for personal use and not refunding dona-
tions after aborting his bid for lieu-
tenant governor. The democrat’s pur-
chases include airfare, dining, concert
tickers and gas.
The problem is that the Political
Reform Act of 1974 says the money
must be used for political purposes but
doesn’t adequately define what that is,
Hill said.
“What was done by former senator
Florez crossed the line but then there is
no real clear line there. What we’re
doing is identifying that line,” he said.
Hill’s bill needs a two-thirds majority
to pass.
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Casualty relocated from San Francisco to
its San Mateo headquarters where it employs
more than 150 people, Brown said.
The company pioneered affinity-
based group insurance in 1951, which
allows it to offer competitive rates to
members of public service unions and
associations, Brown said. California
Casualty has been endorsed by both
state and national public service associ-
ations and is proud to say that most of
its policyholders are employed as nurs-
es, teachers, firefighters and peace offi-
cers, Brown said.
“The people that we get to serve are
the people that serve our community …
we think of them as heroes and it’s just a
pleasure to be able to serve them,”
Brown said.
California Casualty is endorsed by
and provides coverage for members of
numerous public service organizations
such as California State Firefighters
Association, the California Association
of Highway Patrolmen, the National
Education Association and others. The
company’s advisory board is also made
up of people who work in these fields
and has provided California Casualty
with firsthand insight as to how the
company can best serve its customers,
Brown said.
“We’re able to offer discounted rates
for members of these groups and trade
associations and then we offer tailored
products and services,” Brown said.
If a vehicle belonging to a nurse or
teacher is broken into or hit while
parked at their place of employment,
California Casualty waives their
deductible, Brown said. For a police offi-
cer or firefighter, if they are tragically
killed in the line of duty, the company
waives their family members’ premiums
for about a year, Brown said. The com-
pany has proudly invested a great deal of
thought in ensuring it remains true to its
commitment to serve and protect its cus-
tomers, Brown said.
In 1965, the company’s code was
written and implemented to reflect his
great grandfather’s mission of running a
company that acts with integrity, pro-
vides excellent service and fulfills its
promises, Brown said.
Prior to Brown taking over, his father
served as the chairman of the board and,
in 1991, demonstrated what it truly
means for a company to act in the best
interest of its customers. During the
Oakland Hills fires, many people found
themselves with their homes destroyed
and their insurance maximums expend-
ed. However, with the commitment to
policyholders in mind, the company
waived the limits to ensure those whose
homes were damaged by the fire could
begin to recoup their loss, Brown said.
Because the company isn’t owned by
shareholders, it’s able to follow its
long-term vision of supporting its cus-
tomers and employees instead of having
to pursue a strict quarterly profit margin,
Brown said.
“The biggest difference is that we’re
policyholder owned; so we can focus on
providing service to our customers and
giving them competitive rates. We
don’t have to funnel a certain level of
profits back to some holding company
out of state or out of the country. We can
focus on providing outstanding service
and fulfilling our commitment to our
policyholders,” Brown said.
One of the most rewarding things
about working for his family-based
company is the quality of people with
whom he gets to work, Brown said.
There’s longevity among its employee
base and many have worked for
California Casualty for several decades,
Brown said.
He and most of his employees feel
pride in being part of a company that
has been helping community members
for 100 years. At the end of the day, the
success of California Casualty boils
down to its superb and dedicated
employees, Brown said.
“It’s an honor to work for a family
company and I feel a responsibility to
our employees. When I first came to
work here … the thing that really
impressed me was the people who
worked here,” Brown said. “The compa-
ny is really about the people who work
here and it’s about the relationships
with our customers.”
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Some of the clients Rocket Fuel
works with are Bowflex, Brooks
Running, Choice Hotels and Subaru.
For a real-life example of how
Rocket Fuel’s technology is applied,
Heather Fogarty, the interactive asso-
ciate media director for TouchPoint
Integrated Communications,
explained how her company uses
Rocket Fuel’s services.
“We work with Rocket Fuel on the
display front with a look-a-like
model,” Fogarty said in an email.
“Look-a-like targeting analyzes the
online behavior of our current convert-
ing consumers, it allows us to find
fresh prospects that have similar
online habits as current converting
consumers. This targeting technique
has proven to drive more qualified traf-
fic to our site.”
Some of TouchPoint’s clients
include Bowflex, Five Star, Stanford
Hospital and Sparkling Ice, Fogarty
Redwood City Mayor Jeff Gee said he
is “very happy Rocket Fuel has chosen
Redwood City as their home” because
they add to the city’s influence in
Silicon Valley, along with companies
such as Oracle and Informatica. Gee
also said Rocket Fuel has helped
Redwood City through volunteer hours
as well as by sponsoring community
events and helping to pay for items
such as water treatment machines.
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’ll have many
professional opportunities today. Deals can be settled,
but be very careful when they involve loved ones. A
careless mistake on your part could lead to trouble.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t let your
emotions lead you astray, and don’t let overindulgence
or denial compromise your integrity. Temptation is
apparent, and strength of character will be required.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Get organized and
make whatever adjustments are necessary. You
may find yourself in an inflammatory situation,
and if you cannot admit your mistakes, you will
meet with roadblocks.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Your emotions will be
close to the surface, especially if you are goaded into
a heated discussion. You must avoid saying the wrong
thing to someone who could damage your reputation.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You will have the
discipline to get things done, but you will also
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focus on what you can do.
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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: Focaccia Market Bakery, 1 Tower Pl.,
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Focaccia Cafe, Inc, CA and
Focaccia Market Bakery, Inc, CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN 01/01/1993.
/s/ David Davari /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/19/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/30/13, 01/06/14, 01/13/14, 01/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: All Industrial Supply, 895 Mitten Rd.,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: All Indus-
trial Electric Supply, Inc, CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN 09/11/2013.
/s/ Alex Vaysberg /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/30/13, 01/06/14, 01/13/14, 01/20/14).
RCW 11.40.030
NO. 13-4-12653-0 SEA
The personal representative named be-
low has been appointed as personal rep-
resentative of this estate. Any person
having a claim against the decedent
must, before the time the claim would be
barred by any otherwise applicable stat-
ute of limitations, present the claim in the
manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070
by serving on or mailing to the personal
representative or the personal represen-
tative's attorney at the address stated be-
low a copy of the claim and filing the
original of the claim with the court in
which the probate proceedings were
commenced. The claim must be pre-
sented within the later of: (1) Thirty days
after the personal representative served
or mailed the notice to the creditor as
provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or
(2) four months after the date of first pub-
lication of the notice. If the claim is not
presented within this time frame, the
claim is forever barred, except as other-
wise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and
11.40.060. This bar is effective as to
claims against both the decedent's pro-
bate and nonprobate assets.
January 6, 2014
/s/ Cynthia Rutter
Cynthia Rutter, Personal Representative
c/o Somers Tamblyn King PLLC
2955 80th Avenue SE, Suite 201
Mercer Island, WA 98040-2960
Somers Tamblyn King PLLC:
By /s/ Stephen R. King /
Stephen R. King, WSBA #29790
Attorney for Petitioner
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Jour-
nal on January 6, 13, 20, 2014.)
15 N. Ellsworth Avenue, Ste. 201
San Mateo, CA 94401
Please apply in person from Monday to Friday
(Between 10:00am to 4:00pm)
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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:
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Youth Programs
The San Mateo County Workforce and Economic Development
Department will launch a Request for Proposal (RFP) on Janu-
ary 6, 2014, to operate Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth
programs that serve in-school and out-of-school youth in San
Mateo County.
Proposals will be accepted for WIA comprehensive youth pro-
grams and services within San Mateo County. Eligible parties
may be any public, private-for-profit, or nonprofit agency.
The FY 14/15 WIA Youth RFP may be viewed and downloaded
Contact and pick up location:
FY 14/15 WIA Youth RFP
Workforce Development Analyst
262 Harbor Boulevard, Building A
Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: (650) 802-3342
Fax: (650)802-5173
Deadline for submitting a proposal is Tuesday, February 18,
2014 by 5:00 p.m. Proposals submitted after 5:00 p.m. on this
date will not be accepted.
210 Lost & Found
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by Lunardi’s market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
LOST ON Sunday 03/10/13, a Bin of
Documents on Catalpa Ave., in
San Mateo. REWARD, (650)450-3107
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
REWARD!! LOST DOG - 15LB All White
Dog, needs meds, in the area of Oaknoll
RWC on 3/23/13, (650)400-1175
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! SOLD!
new! (650)430-6556
GAS STOVE (Magic Chef) asking $95,
good condition! SOLD!
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
296 Appliances
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
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
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all (650)365-
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $50. OBO,
BOX OF 2000 Sports Cards, 1997-2004
years, $20 (650)592-2648
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
mark picture Gallery First Day of issue
1960. Limited edition $85.
FRANKLIN MINT Thimble collection with
display rack. $55. 650-291-4779
JAPANESE MOTIF end table, $99
298 Collectibles
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
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 SOLD!
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (650)349-6059
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
14” x 21”, carved top, $45.,
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313
rust on legs, rust free drum and ringer.
$45/obo, (650)574-4439
BOX FULL TOYS Original Pkg., 40’s -
50’s, $90 for all (650)365-3987
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
303 Electronics
32 “ FLAT SCREEN TV - Slightly Used.
HDMI 1080, $100 SOLD
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
IPAD 4, brand new! 16 GB, Wi-Fi, black,
still unopened in box. Tired of the same
old re-gifts? Get yourself something you
really want... an iPad! $500. Call
(954)479-8716 (San Carlos)
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $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
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
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
banker’s rack. Beautiful style; for plants
flowers sculptures $70 (415)585-3622
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
BRASS DAYBED - Beautiful, $99.,
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
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
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.
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
304 Furniture
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
KING SIZE Brass bed frame. $200 OBO
KITCHEN CABINETS - 3 metal base
kitchen cabinets with drawers and wood
doors, $99., (650)347-8061
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
SEAT - Light multi-colored fabric, $95.
for all, (650)286-1357
MIRRORS, large, $25. Call
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
NATURAL WOOD table 8' by 4' $99
RETAIL $130 (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs, glass top,
good condition 41” in diameter $95
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
QUEEN SIZE Hide a Bed, Like new
$275, SOLD
ROCKING CHAIR w/wood carving, arm-
rest, rollers, swivels $99, (650)592-2648
304 Furniture
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable
coast $600.00 sacrifice $80.00
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.,
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SOFA 7-1/2' $25 (650)322-2814
NEUTRAL COLOR $99 OBO (650)345-
SOFA PASTEL color excellent
condition $99 (650)701-1892
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,
Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
304 Furniture
TWIN BED including frame good condi-
tion $45.00 (650)504-6058
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26 “
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WICKER DRESSER, white, 3 drawers,
exc condition 31 width 32 height 21.5
depth $35 (650)591-4927
WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condi-
tion $65.00 (650)504-6058
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves,
cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. Three avail-
able, Call (650)345-5502
(Asian) - $35 (650)348-6955
CANNING POTS, two 21 quart with lids,
$5 each. (650)322-2814
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
COOKING POTS(3) stainless steel
21/2 gal., 4 gal., 5 gal. - $10 all
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
GAS STOVE - Roper, Oven w 4 Burners,
good condition $95 (650)515-2605
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
KIRBY VACUUM cleaner good condition
with extras $90 OBO SOLD!01976533
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN MOWER - very good
condition $25., (650)580-3316
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
VACUMN EXCELLENT condition. Works
great.Moving. Must sell. $35.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
dress, - $65. (650)348-6955
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
CLICKER TORQUE Wrench 20-150 lbs,
warranty & case $25 650-595-3933
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
308 Tools
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
NEW 18VOLT Drill/Driver w/ light,
warranty, only $29.99 SOLD!
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
sors, bade, sdriver file $10 650-595-3933
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.
pane, different sizes, $10. each,
lining. (great toy box) $99.,
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
ANTIQUE LANTERN Olde Brooklyn lan-
terns, battery operated, safe, new in box,
$100, (650)726-1037
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
BALANCING SANTA, Mint condition,
Santa rocks back/forth, 20 in high, sturdy
metal, snowman, chimney, $12.00
BATH TOWELS(3) - 1 never used
( 26"x49") aqua - $15 each
BATH TOWELS(3) - 1 never used(
26"x49") aqua - $15 each (650)574-3229
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
310 Misc. For Sale
CEILING FAN 44", three lights, Excel-
lent condition, white or wood grain rever-
sible blades. $25. 650-339-1816
CHEESESET 6 small and 1 large plate
Italian design never used Ceramica Cas-
tellania $25. (650)644-9027
oval, 18 inches high, x 22 x 17,$10.00
DOWN PILLOW; Fully Stuffed, sterilized,
allergy-free ticking. Mint Condition $25
DRAIN CLEANER Snake 6' long,
new/unused only $5 (650)595-3933
DVD'S TV programs 24 4 seasons $20
ea. (650)952-3466
ELECTRIC IMPACT wrench sockets
case warranty $39.95 SOLD!
ELECTRIC OMELET Maker quesadillas
& sandwich too $9 650-595-3933
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 SOLD!
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
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!
NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,
gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
33" wide x 20 inches deep. 64.5 " high.
$70.00 (650)871-7200
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
310 Misc. For Sale
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 CURTAIN set: royal blue
vinyl curtain with white nylon over-curtain
$15 (650)574-3229
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35.
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TRAVIS MCGEE (Wikipedia) best mys-
teries 18 classic paperbacks for $25.
Steve (650) 518-6614
TWIN BEDDING: 2 White Spreads,
Dust-Ruffles, Shams. Pink Blanket,
Fit/flat sheets, pillows ALL $60 (650)375-
TWIN SIZE quilt Nautica, New. Yellow,
White, Black Trim “San Marino" pattern
$40 Firm (650)871-7200.
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$40. (650)873-8167
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!
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
316 Clothes
CHO: 56” square. Red, black trim, knot-
ted fringe hem. $99 (650)375-8044
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
reversible. Outer: weatherproof tan color.
Iner: Navy plush, elastic cuffs. $10
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
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
316 Clothes
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 JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
MENS JEANS (11) Brand names various
sizes 32,33,34 waist 30,32 length $100.
for all (650)347-5104
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
DRESS SIZE 6-8, $35 (650)873-8167
WHITE LACE 1880’s reproduction dress
- size 6, $100., (650)873-8167
WINTER COAT, ladies european style
nubek leather, tan colored, green lapel &
hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129
WOMEN'S JEANS size 10 labeled Du-
plex and is priced at $15 (650)574-4439
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
BASEBALLS & softballs 6 in all for only
$5 650-595-3933
BOWLING BALLS. Selling 2 - 16 lb.
balls for $25.00 each. (650)341-1861
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
FISHERS MENS skis $35 (650)322-2814
318 Sports Equipment
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
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler$20.
KIDS 20" mongoose mountain bike 6
speeds front wheel shock good condition
asking $65 (650)574-7743
LADIES BOWLING SET- 8 lb. ball, 7 1/2
sized shoes, case, $45., (650)766-3024
LADIES STEP thruRoadmaster 10
speed bike w. shop-basket Good
Condition. $55 OBO call: (650) 342-8510
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 (650)520-3425
POWER PLUS Exercise Machine $99
REI 2 man tent $40 (650)552-9436
SALMON FISHING weights 21/2 pound
canon balls $25 (650)756-7878
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
STATIONARY BIKE, Volt, Clean, $15
TAYLOR MADE 200, driver & Fairway
metals. 9 PC iron set $99 OBO.
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
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.
25 Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Rose Parade
6 Had a snack
9 Got older
13 Garlicky mayo
14 Mark of an old cut
15 Wind of 32 to 63
mph, on the
Beaufort scale
16 Item on a 9-Down
17 “I am ze locksmith
of love, no?”
19 Naval Acad. grad
20 Mr. Kringle
22 Opposing army
23 Voting alliance
24 Moved quickly
26 “Ándale! Ándale!
Arriba! Arriba!”
32 Took a risk
33 Olympian queen
34 Lodge member
35 Genesis
36 Selected
38 951, in old Rome
39 Novelist Rand
40 “In __ of gifts ...”
41 French city where
Joan of Arc died
42 “That’s a joke, ah
say, that’s a joke,
son” speaker
46 Snowfall unit
47 France, under
48 Extremely high
51 Toothbrush brand
53 Run up the phone
bill, perhaps
56 “I’m hunting
wabbits” speaker
58 Puerto Rican pal
60 Very close
61 “Your guess __
good ...”
62 Kelly’s 2000s
morning co-host
63 Calendar squares
64 Super __: game
65 See 59-Down
1 Unavoidable
2 King of the jungle
3 Butterfingers’ cry
4 “The Greatest”
5 __ pink:
6 Highest poker
7 Footwear for
Gregory Hines
8 Old-style “prior
9 List of items to be
10 Stare in wonder
11 Preteen sch.
12 Wet, as grass at
14 Like much Cajun
18 TV host Gibbons
21 Reel partner
23 Hive insects
25 With regard to, on
26 Japanese
electronics giant
27 Pitchfork point
28 Grave robber
29 Madagascar
30 Actress Barkin
31 Potato covering
32 Unable to hear
36 Mag. sales
37 Chicken coop
38 Like many a fall
40 Hardly a social
41 Strawberry’s
43 Walkers on trails
44 “Jeepers!”
45 __ pal
48 Drop in a mailbox
49 Ardent request
50 Noncommittal
52 Dietary stds.
53 Prefix with byte
54 Not fer
55 Greenish-yellow
57 Creepy “Jaws”
59 With 65-Across,
longtime voice of
17-, 26-, 42- and
By Amy Johnson
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
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
335 Garden Equipment
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
620 Automobiles
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
ISUZU ‘96 RODEO, V-6, 153K miles,
clean body, red, no dents, immaculate in-
terior. Kenwood stereeo with boom box
included. Great car! Asking $3,750. 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.,
670 Auto Service
Sincere Affordable Motors
All makes and models
Over 20 years experience
1940 Leslie St, San Mateo
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
CAR TOWchain 9' $35 (650)948-0912
TIRE CHAIN cables $23. (650)766-4858
670 Auto Parts
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
TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford,
never used, $100., (650)504-3621
672 Auto Stereos
We Sell, Install and
Repair All Brands of
Car Stereos
iPod & iPhone Wired
to Any Car for Music
Quieter Car Ride
Sound Proof Your Car
35 Years Experience
1823 El Camino
Redwood City
680 Autos Wanted
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $40
We will run it
‘til you sell it!
Reach 76,500 drivers
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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
Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
in the
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Palo Alto to South San Francisco
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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
Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
General Home Repair,
New Construction
No Job Too Small
Lic.# 891766
“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
Light moving!
Haul Debris!
Bay Area
Relocation Services
Specializing in:
Homes, Apts., Storages
Professional, friendly, careful.
Peninsula’s Personal Mover
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632
Call (650) 630-0424
Interior & Exterior
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
• Large Removal
• Stump Grinding
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to get 10% off
for new customers
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California law requires that contractors
taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
tor’s State License Board. State law also
requires that contractors include their li-
cense number in their advertising. You
can check the status of your licensed
contractor at or 800-
321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking
jobs that total less than $500 must state
in their advertisements that they are not
licensed by the Contractors State Li-
cense Board.
27 Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Medical bills?
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Law Office of Jason Honaker
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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,
Happy Hour 4-6• M-F
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
Because Flavor Still Matters
365 B Street
San Mateo
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1050 Admiral Ct., #A
San Bruno
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,
San Mateo
Bedroom Express
Where Dreams Begin
2833 El Camino Real
San Mateo - (650)458-8881
184 El Camino Real
So. S. Francisco -(650)583-2221
Grand Opening Sale
Everything Marked Down !
601 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA
Mon. - Sat. 10AM -7PM
Sunday Noon -6PM
We don't meet our competition,
we beat it !
(650) 588-8886
Tactical and
Hunting Accessories
360 El Camino Real, San Bruno
Health & Medical
Spinal Decompression
Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C.
177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
Save $500 on
Implant Abutment &
Crown Package.
Call Millbrae Dental
for details
1159 Broadway
Dr. Andrew Soss
Train to become a Licensed
Vocational Nurse in 12 months or a
Certified Nursing Assistant in as little
as 8 weeks.
Call (800) 339-5145 for more
information or visit and
We can treat it
without CPAP!
Call for a free
sleep apnea screening
Millbrae Dental
Health & Medical
STUBBORN FAT has met its match.
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Bruce Maltz, M.D.
Carie Chui, M.D.
Allura Skin & Laser Center, Inc.
280 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo
(650) 344-1121
Eric L. Barrett,
Barrett Insurance Services
CA. Insurance License #0737226
Personal & Professional Service
(650) 854-8963
Bay Area Health Insurance Marketing
CA License 0C60215
a Diamond Certified Company
All major carriers
Collins Insurance
Serving the Peninsula
since 1981
Ron Collins
Lic. #0611437
Competitive prices and best service to
meet your insurance needs
* All personal insurance policies
* All commercial insurance policies
* Employee benefit packages
1091 Industrial Rd #270, San Carlos
Lic: #OG 17832
est. 1979
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Monday • Jan. 6, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
There Is
New Hope!
A Health Center
Dedicated to
Severe Disc
If you suffer with lower back,
neck, or leg pain, we invite you to try
our non surgical solution. The pain
from degenerating and bulging discs
affects everything that you do, from
work, to play, and ultimately your
quality of life. At Crossroads Heath
Center, we have created an entire
facility dedicated to patients with
severe disc conditions that have not
responded to traditional care. Our
revolutionary, Crossroads Method,
provides a very high success rate to
patients with serious back, neck,
leg and arm pain – even when all
else has failed. This FDA cleared;
non-surgical treatment allows us
to rehabilitate your herniated or
degenerative disc(s) by reversing
internal pressure and enabling your
disc(s) to heal from the inside out.
We succeed where other treatments
have failed – by removing the
pressure that is causing pain to
your disc(s) and nerves – without
drugs, injections, invasive surgery or
harmful side effects.
The only office to have
“The Crossroads Method”
This method which includes
computerized true disc
decompression is considered by
many doctors to be the most
advanced and successful non-
invasive treatment of serious back,
neck, leg or arm pain.
This procedure allows for a much
higher success rate by increasing
hydration of your discs, fexibility,
relaxation of muscles and ligaments
along with improving muscle and
core strength, balance and posture.
This results in a more effective and
lasting solution to your pain. There
are no side effects and no recovery
time is required.
This gentle and relaxing treatment
has proven to be effective… even
when drugs, epidurals, traditional
chiropractic, physical therapy
and surgery have failed… The
Crossroads Method has shown
dramatic results.
Patient Testimonials
During the 1 1/2 years of having
constant daily lower back pain and
spasms, I took anti-infammatory
and pain medication, but nothing
helped lessen the pain. When an MRI
showed that I had two degenerative
discs, I went through a series of
lumbar epidural injections without
success. The only thing that made
the pain and spasms go away was
Spinal Decompression treatments at
Crossroads Health Center. Four years
later and I am still pain-free!
Lisa K. San Jose, 2013
I came in to Dr. Ferrigno for
lower back pain. It’s a problem
that I have had for about 10 to
15 years. I tried everything from
physiatrists, medical doctors,
doctor of osteopathy, chiropractic,
acupuncture, pain medications,
epidural injections and everything
was a temporary fx. I decided to try
the DRX therapy and I’ve gone from
an average pain level between 5/7
out of 10 all the way down to a pain
level of 1 to 2 pretty consistently.
The DRX was defnitely the only
thing that has made me feel better.
Brian G. Los Gatos CA. 2013
How Will I Know If I Qualify
for Treatment?
When you come in for a
complimentary consultation we will
ask a series of questions and perform
a comprehensive examination to
determine exactly where the pain is
coming from. If x-rays are necessary,
we can take them in our offce. Once
we determine the cause of your
pain we will let you know if we can
help you and if you qualify for our
treatment protocol.
If we don’t feel like we can help we
will refer you to someone who can.
Serious Back or Neck Trouble?
Leg/Arm Pain or Numbness?
Have You Been Diagnosed With a
Bulging, Herniated or Degenerative Disc?
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Campbell San Mateo
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