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By Angela Swartz
With improved economic times,
San Mateo County Community
College District board members
unanimously decided Wednesday
night to not renew a parcel tax
that helps fund its colleges.
Since the district has been able
to grow its offerings back into
place and has
moved to taking
more money in
as a basic aid
district — those
funded by prop-
erty taxes — the
parcel tax is no
longer neces-
sary, said
Trustee Dave
Mandelkern. In 2010, San Mateo
County voters approved Measure
G, a $34 annual tax per parcel,
which expires June 30.
“We went for the parcel tax when
we were in deep financial crisis,”
Mandelkern said. “The state was
cutting money left and right and
we needed the money. It really
helped and now, four years later,
the situation is pretty different. …
We appreciate the support of the
people of San Mateo County, but
it’s not an emergency now. It’s the
right thing to do; not to keep our
hand in the pocket.”
Board President Karen Schwarz
expressed the board’s appreciation
to San Mateo County on the tax to
help the district through a fiscal
crisis brought on by years of state
budget reductions. At the time, the
district’s three colleges were fac-
ing unprecedented demand for
classes due to the recession and
widespread unemployment. At one
point, there were more than
13,000 students on wait lists for
classes, Schwarz said.
“The parcel tax — the first ever
for a community college district in
No new tax for college district
Trustees say improved economy means no need for more funds
Former student sues
district over janitor
convicted of groping
Sequoia to decide on bond date
High school district board voting on
June or November for ballot measure
By Angela Swartz
Deciding whether to put a $265
million bond measure aimed at
alleviating enrollment growth on
the June or November ballot is the
next step for the Sequoia Union
High School District Board of
Community members and
trustees have been weighing the
pros and cons of going out for a
measure this spring or in the fall,
with some believing it’s too soon
for it to be on the ballot since
there should be clear public sup-
port and a more complete cam-
paigning committee. Most of the
school board, and some others,
believe the sooner the better and a
November ballot measure might
be too late since it will take two
years to construct the first set of
By Michelle Durand
The Belmont-Redwood Shores
School District knew that a former
Ralston Middle School janitor had
been sexually inappropriate with
several girls before being jailed
for groping a student in 2010,
according to a lawsuit by a former
student who claims her 2001
assault would have been prevented
had officials acted on earlier inci-
Roxanne Pedro, now an adult,
said in the suit filed Wednesday
that the district and employees
including now
C o u n t y
Anne Campbell
not only turned
“a blind eye to
[ A n d r e ]
E d w a r d s ’
propensity for
abuse” but also
took “affirma-
tive steps” to hide his history such
as sealing a 1996 investigation
and not contacting police.
In July 2013, Edwards, 55, was
Suit claims district ignored,
concealed decade of conduct
Andre Edwards
The Caltrain Modernization Project will help it save money on fuel, allow six more trains on the track per hour
for faster service and have substantial environmental benefits.
By Samantha Weigel
Caltrain is a step closer to
becoming electrified after releas-
ing a draft of its environmental
impact report Friday that indicates
it could need to acquire up to 1.5
acres outside of its right-of-way
for substations and 18 acres for an
electrical buffer zone along 51
miles of its tracks.
The public will have until April
29 to submit written comments
and attend meetings before the
draft EIR is voted on by the Joint
Caltrain electrification on track
Draft environmental impact report released for modernization plans
Rendering of the electrified Caltrain. See CALTRAIN, Page 23 See SEQUOIA, Page 16
See LAWSUIT, Page 31
See NO TAX, Page 23
Housing trust pulls
funds from investment pool
The Housing Endowment and
Regional trust yanked $1.4 million
the week of Feb. 28, 2009, from the
county investment pool after losing
$150,000 in the Lehman Brother’s
bankruptcy — approximately the
same amount of money the joint
powers authority
earned in the pool
since its inception.
The HEARTBoard of
Directors voted 10-2 in favor of
removing all money from the
investment pool and researching safer
options. HEARTalso had money in
financial institutions that won’t be
moved. Dissenting boardmembers
thought more research should be done
before removing the money but were
overridden by a majority who believe
safety is the bigger issue.
The Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman col-
lapse rippled through the economy,
particularly 19 California counties
with investments in it. San Mateo
County lost more than $150 million
from its investment pool which
includes school districts, cities and
special agencies such as HEART.
Unlike school districts, HEARTi s
not legally required to keep any funds
in the pool. The money was placed
there because the county gave the JPA
seed money in 2002.
Toll lane idea starts up
Legislation allowing solo drivers
to pay up to 50 cents a mile to bypass
traffic with approximately 800 miles
of Bay Area commuter lanes was
expected to speed through the state
Capitol after its introduction the
week of Feb. 28, 2009.
Assembly Bill 744 was
to authorize development
of a comprehensive net-
work of high-occupancy
toll — or HOT — lanes on
Bay Area freeways, allowing solo
drivers the option to bypass conges-
tion by paying a toll to use lanes in
which carpools and buses currently
travel free of charge.
San Mateo ‘tightens belt’
The week of Feb. 28, 2009, it was
announced that there will be 23 fewer
jobs in the city of San Mateo and res-
idents would be asked to approve two
new taxes after the City Council
approved that week a two-phased
approach to solving the worsening
budget crisis.
The San Mateo City Council met in
a special meeting on Tuesday of that
week to discuss the budget reduction
process. The city immediately cut $4
million in jobs and services and
began the process of placing two bal-
lot measures — to increase sales and
hotel taxes — on the November 2009
ballot to raise another $4 million.
The cuts come as an ongoing struc-
tural deficit ballooned from an antici-
pated $4 million to $8 million amid a
weak economy. The city initially pro-
jected a $3 million to $4 million
structural budget gap between ongo-
ing revenue and expenses.
Doctor takes plea
deal for illegal prescription
The former Colorado doc-
tor who illegally prescribed
generic Prozac online to a
Stanford University student
who subsequently killed himself
pleaded no contest the week of Feb.
28, 2009, to felony practicing medi-
cine in California without a license.
The deal settles Christian
Hageseth’s case — a complicated one
that stretched over three years,
including seven motions to dismiss,
an appellate court ruling on jurisdic-
tion and a consistent stance by the
defense that county prosecutors could
not try him for practicing in the state
because he never stepped foot in
Although the decision did not bring
back John McKay, the university
freshman who obtained the drugs
from an online pharmacy, prosecutor
Jenny Ow said his family was happy
with the resolution.
From the archives highlights stories origi-
nally printed five years ago this week. It
appears in the Friday edition of the Daily
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Comedian Gilbert
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Benedict XVI became the first pope in
600 years to resign, ending an eight-
year pontificate shaped by struggles
to move the Catholic Church past sex
abuse scandals and to reawaken
Christianity in an indifferent world.
“In science, all facts, no matter how
trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.”
— Mary McCarthy, American author and critic (1912-1989)
Hall of Fame auto
racer Mario
Andretti is 74.
Actress Rae Dawn
Chong is 53.
A man dressed as a demon performs with a bone during a religious procession at the Mahashivratri festival in the Indian city
of Allahabad. Hindus across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as Lord Shiva’s wedding anniversary.
Friday: Breezy. Showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the
mid 50s. South winds 20 to 30 mph.
Gusts up to 45 mph in the morning.
Fri day ni ght: Showers likely and a
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows
around 50. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A sl i ght
chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Achance of show-
ers. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy. Aslight chance of show-
ers. Lows in the upper 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of showers 20 percent.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Aslight chance of showers. Highs
in the mid 50s.
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I n 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton explod-
ed as the ship was sailing on the Potomac River, killing
Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas
W. Gilmer and several others.
I n 1861, the Territory of Colorado was organized.
I n 1911 , President William Howard Taft nominated
William H. Lewis to be the first black Assistant Attorney
General of the United States.
I n 1 9 4 2, the heavy cruiser USS Houston and the
Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth were attacked by
Japanese forces during the World War II Battle of Sunda
Strait; both were sunk shortly after midnight.
I n 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C.
Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix
structure of DNA.
I n 1960, a day after defeating the Soviets at the Winter
Games in Squaw Valley the United States won its first
Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating
Czechoslovakia’s team, 9-4.
I n 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Chinese
Premier Zhou Enlai issued the Shanghai Communique,
which called for normalizing relations between their
countries, at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to
I n 1974, the United States and Egypt re-established
diplomatic relations after a seven-year break.
I n 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to
death in central Stockholm. (The killing remains
I n 1988, the 15th Olympic Winter Games held its clos-
ing ceremony in Calgary, Canada.
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a result of him being a — SMARTY-PANTS
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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Architect Frank Gehry is 85. Actor Gavin MacLeod is 83.
Actor Don Francks is 82. Singer Sam the Sham is 77. Actor-
director-dancer Tommy Tune is 75. Actor Frank Bonner is 72.
Actress Kelly Bishop is 70. Actress Stephanie Beacham is 67.
Writer-director Mike Figgis is 66. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is
66. Actress Bernadette Peters is 66. Former Energy Secretary
Steven Chu is 66. Actress Ilene Graff is 65. Nobel Prize-win-
ning economist Paul Krugman is 61. Basketball Hall-of-
Famer Adrian Dantley is 59. Actor John Turturro is 57. Rock
singer Cindy Wilson is 57. Actress Maxine Bahns is 45. Actor
Robert Sean Leonard is 45. Rock singer Pat Monahan is 45.
The Daily Derby race winners are Gorgeous
George, No. 8, in first place; Eureka, No. 7, in
second place; and BIg Ben No. 4, in third place.
The race time was clocked at 1:42.21.
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• The Redwood
Ci t y Pl anni ng
Commi s s i on will
consider a planned
community permit
for a five-story,
133 apartment building at 439 Fuller St.
The development will include two levels
of below-ground parking, a fitness cen-
ter, clubhouse and leasing office. The
parcel is 38,120 square feet bordered by
Brewster Avenue and Winslow and Fuller
The Planning Commission meets 7
p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at City Hall, 1017
Middlefield Road, Redwood City.
Fraud. A woman was reported for trying to
cash a check that was not written out to her on
the 300 block of South El Camino Real
before 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Suspicious circumstance. A man in a
beard was selling newspapers in front of an
entrance on the 1700 block of South El
Camino Real before 10:01 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 19.
Accident. Adriver of a car opened his door
and hit a bicycle on the 2100 block of Palm
Avenue before 9:22 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Theft. Two bikes were stolen on the 100
block of Crystal Springs Road before 6:32
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Threat eni ng phone cal l s. A person
reported receiving multiple calls regarding a
warrant arrest on the 500 block of Maple
Street before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Suspicious circumstances. Two people
were seen attempting to get into a locked
laundry room on the 100 block of Dartmouth
Road before 4:18 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Arre s t. After performing a traffic stop, an
officer found a driver and his passengers were
unlicensed and had a dagger behind the dri-
ver’s seat. One of the passengers was also on
parole on Highway 1 in San Gregorio before
10:08 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
Battery. A man was hit by a stick after an
altercation with another man regarding an
aggressive dog on the 200 block of Third
Street in Montara before 7:15 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 20.
Police reports
Awoman reported hearing an unidentifi-
able humming sound that disappeared
when police came to investigate but
returned as soon as they left on Baltic
Circle in Redwood City before 11:57
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
A16-year-old girl was at her San Mateo
home Wednesday night when an armed
robber entered her backyard on the 3200
block of Verdun Avenue, according to the
San Mateo Police Department.
Matthew Nguyen, 22, of San Mateo, was
arrested for the robbery after 5:40 p.m. on
the rainy night, said San Mateo police
Sgt. Dave Norris.
The young girl was inside her home at
her dining room table when she was star-
tled to see a man identified as Nguyen a
few feet away in her backyard, Norris said.
He pointed what appeared to be a black
handgun directly at her and demanded
money. The girl screamed and her father
came downstairs and
immediately called
police, Norris said.
The man did not enter
the house but was handed
a small amount of
money through the door
before fleeing, Norris
More than 20 police
officers responded and
called nearby residents
warning them to stay inside and be on the
lookout for the suspect, according to
“A fast call to police was really instru-
mental in getting us there quickly,” Norris
Within a block of the residence, Nguyen
was found with a realistic-looking airsoft
pistol and other evidence linking him to
the crime, Norris said.
The circumstances leading up to his
arrest were challenging due to the rainy
conditions and the nearby homes being up
against a hillside, Norris said.
“These officers were doing some really
good work under some really adverse cir-
cumstances,” Norris said.
Although the incident appears to be iso-
lated, police are still determining if
Nguyen may be involved with other
crimes, Norris said.
Anyone with information should con-
tact the San Mateo Police Department at
Alleged armed robber targets teen, arrested
A Santa Barbara man who reportedly
stabbed his friend during an argument after
attending a San Francisco 49ers game in
September will stand trial for attempted
murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Dustin Semenza, 28, is also accused of
using premeditation and causing great bodi-
ly injury in the Sept. 23 attack. He has
pleaded not guilty to all charges but was
held to answer Thursday after a preliminary
South San Francisco police arrested
Semenza after responding
to the Residence Inn at
1350 Veterans Blvd.
around 2 a.m. on reports
of a stabbing in his
The victim’s brother
said the three had come
from Santa Barbara for
the football game. After,
he and Semenza went to
San Francisco for drink-
ing while the 28-year-old returned to the
hotel room. The victim called them later,
asking them to come back with snacks but,
after they arrived, he and Semenza reported-
ly got into a heated argument because they
hadn’t originally accompanied him to the
hotel. The brother left for the elevator and
Semenza joined him shortly after. The
brother returned to the room to check on the
victim and found him bleeding from seven
stab wounds.
Semenza remains in custody without bail
and returns to court March 14 to enter a
Superior Court plea.
Accused stabber to trial for post-49ers game attack
A62-year-old woman who tried boarding
three different Hawaii-bound flights from
San Francisco International Airport with-
out a ticket was sentenced to time served
and ordered to stay away from the airport
unless she has a legally issued ticket.
Marilyn Jean Hartman pleaded no con-
test Thursday to two misdemeanor counts
of commercial burglary in return for a 16-
day jail sentence with
credit for time served fol-
lowed by 18 months pro-
After her arrest follow-
ing the third attempt to
sneak through security,
Hartman reportedly told
authorities she has can-
cer and wanted to go
somewhere warm.
Hartman made attempts to board a plane
at SFO on Feb. 15, Feb. 18 and Feb. 20.
The first time she got onboard but was dis-
covered when the actual ticket holder
arrived at the seat. The next two times,
including once when she used a discarded
boarding pass, she was stopped at the
security gate.
Woman who snuck onto planes lands plea deal
Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Portola Valley man
imprisoned for tax failure
A Portola Valley man was sen-
tenced this week to a year and one
day in prison for failing to report a
Swiss bank account to the Internal
Revenue Service.
Prior to sentencing,
Christopher B. Berg paid the IRS
$250,000 plus a $287,896 penal-
ty for hiding the account he con-
trolled in 2005 at UBS in
Berg must also spend three years
on supervised release after his
prison term.
Berg began working as a con-
sultant in 1999 and the following
year met with a Swiss financial
consultant and UBS vice president
about establishing a bank account
to shelter some of his income from
taxation. Between 2001 and 2005,
Berg used wire transfers to deposit
$642,070 into the UBS accounts
and used the money to make pur-
chases and for travel, according to
the Department of Justice.
Berg did not disclose the
accounts to his certified public
accountant and did not share the
income in and earned by the
Alleged armed robber
stopped by employees
A 26-year-old Richmond man
was arrested Wednesday night for
allegedly trying to rob the La Raza
Market at 380 N. Ellsworth Ave. in
San Mateo at gunpoint, but was
disarmed and detained by two store
Just before 10 a.m., San Mateo
police were called to the location
on the report of the armed robbery
and found two employees detain-
ing the man, identified as Vincent
Carter. When officers arrived, there
was still a fight
in the store,
according to
Carter was
taken into cus-
tody and the
sawed-off shot-
gun allegedly
wielded by the
man was seized
as evidence, according to police.
There were no serious injuries,
according to police.
Osmond named as head
of Notre Dame High School
The Notre Dame Board of
Directors, Executive Search
Committee and
the Sisters of
Notre Dame
P r o v i n c i a l
T e a m ,
announced the
u n a n i m o u s
appointment of
M a r y a n n
Osmond as head
of school of
Notre Dame
High School in Belmont, effective
Osmond accepted the job as the
interim head of school last July
after the retirement of Rita
“During these eight months of
her interim appointment,” said
board Chair Michael Maher,
“Maryann has gained the trust and
respect of faculty, staff, students
and parents. Maryann’s style of
leadership has exemplified the
spirit of Notre Dame — one that
supports and listens to each per-
son and encourages open and hon-
est communication.”
Local briefs
Vincent Carter
By Paul Elias
and Sudhin Thanwala
grand juries have indicted six cur-
rent and former San Francisco
police officers — including one
from San Mateo — charging three
with stealing money, drugs, elec-
tronics and gift cards seized during
investigations, federal prosecutors
announced Thursday.
According to the indictment, the
three took items they seized during
an arrest in 2009, including a $500
Apple gift card. Two days later, one
of them used the gift card to buy an
iPhone and iPod Nano, prosecutors
They were identified as Sgt. Ian
Furminger, 47, of Pleasant Hill;
Officer Edmond Robles, 46, of
Danville; and former officer
Reynaldo Vargas, 45, of Palm
The officers were suspended with-
out pay and had their guns taken
away, Police Chief Greg Suhr said
shortly after the indictments were
“Our department is shaken. This
is as serious as an issue as I can
recall in my time in the depart-
ment,” said an emotional Suhr, who
has been with the San Francisco
Police Department since 1981.
Suhr said federal authorities
assured him the arrests did not
reflect a systemic problem in the
Furminger, Robles and Vargas
each face two drug-related counts
carrying a maximum possible sen-
tence of 20 years in prison and a $1
million fine. They also face a charge
of civil rights conspiracy that car-
ries a sentence of up to 10 years and
a $250,000 fine.
In another incident the same
month, the indictment says, the
officers took marijuana. Vargas is
accused of delivering the pot to two
informants and asking them to sell
it and split the proceeds with him,
Furminger and Robles.
In a separate indictment, three
officers were charged with civil
rights violations. Prosecutors say
the officers entered hotel rooms
illegally and intimidated occu-
The charges were based on sur-
veillance footage from a hotel in
the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood
that was released by the city’s pub-
lic defender, Jeff Adachi, in 2011.
Adachi claimed the videos of plain-
clothes officers contradicted police
reports and sworn police testimo-
Those three defendants were iden-
tified as Officer Arshad Razzak, 41,
and Officer Richard Yick, 37, both
of San Francisco; and Officer Raul
Eric Elias, 44, of San Mateo. All
face three civil rights charges that
carry possible penalties of up to 10
years in prison and a $250,000
The indictment did not provide
additional detail about the alleged
illegal searches. But a civil lawsuit
filed by three occupants of the Hotel
Henry in 2012 said Razzak, Elias,
and three other officers got the
hotel’s master key and forced their
way into rooms without a search
warrant or the occupants’ consent
on two separate occasions. They
allegedly searched the occupants
and the room and then made drug
According to the lawsuit, a judge
concluded that video evidence con-
tradicted the officers’ testimony and
dismissed criminal charges against
the defendants.
The defendants in turn filed a law-
suit against the arresting officers
and police departments. The Board
of Supervisors approved a
$150,000 settlement in December.
Razzak and Yick have also been
charged with falsifying police
None of the defendants in either
indictment could be reached for
Martin Halloran, president of the
San Francisco Police Officers
Association, said in a statement
that the indictments were apparent-
ly based on the questionable testi-
mony of unreliable informant wit-
“However, we do understand that
these are nonetheless serious
charges,” Halloran said. “It is
important to remember that the
accused officers will have their day
in court since federal grand juries
only hear one side of the story.”
Six current and former San
Francisco officers indicted
“Our department is shaken.This is as serious as
an issue as I can recall in my time in the department.”
— Police Chief Greg Suhr
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California senator seeks
review of paralysis cases
WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen.
Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for
Disease Control and
Prevention on Thursday
to initiate a formal
investigation into what
has caused polio-like
paralysis in about 20
children in California
over the past 18 months.
Boxer said “we need
answers” in her letter to
CDC Director Thomas
Frieden. In particular, she wants the agency
to look into whether the illness can be
traced to a virus or environmental factors.
She also wants to know whether the agency
is aware of similar reports of paralysis
“These questions must be answered
because it is deeply disturbing to read
reports of otherwise healthy children expe-
riencing sudden paralysis,” Boxer said in
her letter.
State human resource
department leaders step down
SACRAMENTO — The top administrators
of the California Department of Human
Resources are leaving Friday as a state
watchdog agency criticizes the department
for failing to implement Gov. Jerry’s
Brown’s government reforms.
The Sacramento Bee reported Thursday
that CalHR Director Julie Chapman is retir-
ing and her deputy, Howard Schwartz, is
leaving to resume his former civil service
job at the state pension fund.
They were tasked with implementing
Brown’s plan to make government more
efficient and effective through their depart-
ment’s job of handling labor relations and
employee management. That included
improving recruiting and employee reten-
tion across state government and encourag-
ing a work culture more nimble and less
Around the state
By John Antczak and Robert Jablon
LOS ANGELES — California got some
badly needed precipitation Thursday from a
fast-moving storm that forecasters said would
be followed by heavier rains and snow and the
possibility of flooding and mud flows into
communities near areas scarred by wildfires.
Despite sunny blue skies behind the first
storm, mandatory evacuation orders were
issued for about 1,000 homes in two of Los
Angeles’ eastern foothill suburbs beneath
nearly 2,000 acres of steep mountain slopes
left bare by a January fire.
For days, the cities of Glendora and Azusa
have made extensive preparations. Residents
built barriers of wood and sandbags to keep
debris flows in streets and out of homes.
In Glendora, Dana Waldusky, 22, hurried to
evacuate the family home, which backs up
against the burned area. She, her parents and
sister made sure they had important docu-
ments, photos, medicines and their tooth-
brushes packed.
“We have an hour to get evacuated,” she
said. “We’re just boarding up all our doors.
“Last time, at the fire, we had 15 minutes,
so this time we made sure we were prepared,”
she said.
The home survived the fire, which firefight-
ers stopped 15 feet from their back fence.
“This time there’s nothing you can do. You
can’t stop water,” she said.
While concern was highest in the
Glendora-Azusa area, meteorologists also
posted flood watches for many other areas
denuded by fires over the past two years. The
National Weather Service warned of possible
rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour as well
as waterspouts offshore and small tornados
when the next storm moves through the state
California’s precipitation totals are far
below normal and it will take a series of
drenching storms to make a dent in a
statewide drought that is among the worst in
recent history.
Cities order evacuations ahead of storm
By Fenit Nirappil
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers
on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $687
million plan to provide immediate relief to
drought-stricken communities, a package
that includes emergency money for commu-
nities running low on drinking water and
farming communities where fallowed fields
are leading to sky-high unemployment.
Amid one of California’s driest years on
record, the Assembly and Senate voted to
approve SB103 and SB104 and send the leg-
islation to Gov. Jerry Brown. The legisla-
tive package moved quickly after it was
announced last week by the governor and
Democratic legislative leaders. It will take
effect immediately if signed by the gover-
nor, as expected.
The plan redirects money in the state
budget and draws from two bonds previously
approved by voters.
It includes $472 million in accelerated
grant funding for water conservation and
recycling projects. Another $15 million
will go to communities running low on
drinking water supplies while $47 million
provides food and housing assistance for
people in drought-stricken communities.
“This is a lot of money that will help
thousands of California families dealing
with the drought,” Senate President Pro Tem
Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said.
The plan also increases penalties for ille-
gally diverting water and expands the State
Water Resources Control Board’s authority
during a state of emergency. One provision
was amended Wednesday to limit the board’s
ability to issue fines, after Republicans
raised concern about language infringing on
existing water rights.
The bills passed with large bipartisan
majorities, even though a handful of
Republicans in each house voted against
Legislature passes $687 million drought plan
Barbara Boxer
Workers set up K-rails to serve as flood protection barriers in a residential neighborhood in
preparation against possible flash floods and mud slides in the second, and larger, of two
storms to hit drought-plagued California this week in Azusa.
Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Amy Brooks Colin Flynn Hal Coehlo
Al Stanley
Family Owned & Operated
Established: 1949
By Paul Larson
Thank you thank
you thank you.
This is what I hear
over and over, year
after year, from
families that we
serve. Either
verbally or in hand-written cards or letters
families say thank you: Thank for your
help; Thank you for all you have done to
make this process easier; Thank you for
making this final tribute to my mother one
which will be fondly remembered; Thank
you for your advice; Thank you for being
there for us at a time we needed you most;
Thank you for making it all easy for us;
Thank you for being a friend, etc. To hear
“Thank you” time and time again is a
confirmation for me that our Chapel of the
Highlands crew is doing their best to serve
families who’ve been through a death, in an
appropriate and professional manner, and
that we are doing the right thing in caring
for families during a difficult situation, in
turn making it more of a comfort for them.
Normally saying “You’re welcome” is
the correct response. You’re welcome, or
“You are welcome”, can be taken a number
of different ways. Generally it means you
are always a welcome guest. It can also be
taken as a blessing meaning you wish
wellness on the person who thanked you.
Wishing wellness or health to anyone is a
nice gesture. In recent years though we all
have witnessed the term “You’re welcome”
being substituted with “Thank you” back at
the person who is doing the thanking. This
is “OK”, but saying “You’re welcome” first
is taken as a hospitable and warm gesture.
Now that “Thank you” and “You’re
welcome” have been established, I would
like to say thank you back to the families we
serve: Thank you for supporting the Chapel
of the Highlands. Thank you for your
faithful patronage. Because of you we have
been able to continue with our high
standards and excellent level of service for
many years, since 1952. Thank you to those
families who we’ve helped so many times in
the past. Thank you to the new families
who’ve discovered that we offer them
respect and provide the dignified care that
their loved one deserves.
Your support, and the continued interest
from the community in our service, is what
keeps us going strong and available when
we are needed. Our costs have always been
considered fair, and the funds taken in for
our services are also very much appreciated.
Those Chapel of the Highlands funds along
with our support sifts back to the community
in different ways. Donations to local causes,
along with the donation of time through
membership in service organizations such as
Lions, I.C.F., Historical Society, Chamber
of Commerce, etc. is natural for us. Giving
back as a volunteer via these groups helps in
binding us with our neighbors, together
creating a better community for the future.
All in all there are many ways to say
“Thank you”. Doing so in a variety of ways
can create a circle of gratitude, in turn
making our community a better place.
If you ever wish to discuss cremation,
funeral matters or want to make pre-
planning arrangements please feel free to
call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF
THE HIGHLANDS in Millbrae at (650)
588-5116 and we will be happy to guide you
in a fair and helpful manner. For more info
you may also visit us on the internet at:
Creating A Circle Of Gratitude
By Saying Thank You
By Don Thompson
SACRAMENTO — California businesses
and government agencies have experienced
300 separate data breaches exposing the
personal information of more than 20 mil-
lion customer accounts during the past two
years, leading state Attorney General
Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cyber-
security as a key focus of the state’s top
crime-fighting agency.
Harris said the California Department of
Justice will begin playing a more active role
in advising employers about cybersecurity,
while her office will be taking the lead on a
previously announced state-level investiga-
tion into some of the most significant
nationwide data breaches.
The 170 breaches reported to the attorney
general’s office in 2013 represent a 30 per-
cent increase over the 131 identified the year
before, when state law required such report-
ing for the first time, according to figures
provided to the Associated Press. Among
entities reporting breaches in 2012 were
American Express Travel Related Services
Co., Kaiser Permanente and several state
government agencies, including the depart-
ments of Public Health and Social Services.
A second report analyzing the 2013 data
thefts is scheduled to be released this
Electronic data breaches compromised
the Social Security numbers, credit card
and bank account information, and other
sensitive data on 21.3 million customer
accounts during the two-year period. The
actual number of victims is unknown
because many people could have had mul-
tiple accounts exposed.
“California is at the center of the digital
revolution that is changing the world,”
Harris said in an introductory letter for a new
cybersecurity business guide her department
released Thursday. “Unfortunately, cyber-
crime, data breaches, theft of proprietary
information, hacking and malware incidents
are now routine.”
Harris’ office also disclosed that
California is leading a multistate investiga-
tion into the massive holiday season con-
sumer data theft at discount retailer Target
Corp. and luxury retailer Neiman Marcus.
More than 7 million Californians were
affected by the Target breach alone, Special
Assistant Attorney General for Law and
Technology Jeff Rabkin said.
The U.S. Justice Department is taking the
lead in trying to identify the culprits, who
are suspected to be based overseas, while the
multistate investigation focuses on whether
the retailers share blame because they
lacked the necessary precautions to prevent
the thefts. The state investigation also will
explore whether Target and Neiman Marcus
acted properly as soon as they learned of the
problem, Rabkin said in a telephone inter-
The investigation by some states has pre-
viously been disclosed, but not California’s
leadership role. Rabkin declined to give
details or say whether other retailers also are
under scrutiny, citing the ongoing investi-
Target Corp., the nation’s second-largest
retailer, was told of suspicious activity on
Dec. 12 and publicly announced the breach a
week later. It affected about 40 million cred-
it and debit card accounts nationwide.
State data breaches
hit 21.3M accounts
By Scott Smith
FRESNO — Drivers in California can
legally read a map on their hand-held cell-
phones while behind the wheel, a state
appeals court ruled Thursday.
The 5th District Court of Appeal reversed
the case of a Fresno man who was ticketed in
January 2012 for looking at a map on his
iPhone 4 while stuck in traffic. The driver,
Steven Spriggs, challenged the $165 fine.
But Spriggs said he’s no champion of
those who think they can get away with
cruising down the road while staring at their
phone or engaging in other such dangerous
behavior. Spriggs would like the law that
ensnared him to be rewritten so officers can
do their job unencumbered.
“We’re distracted all the time,” he said. “If
our distractions cause us to drive erratically,
we should be arrested for driving erratical-
l y. ”
It’s personal for Spriggs, whose son suf-
fered a broken leg from a driver who was
chatting on a cellphone. Spriggs said he
uses a hands-free device to talk and drive.
The incident that ensnared Spriggs hap-
pened when he was stopped by roadwork. He
had grabbed his cellphone to find an alter-
nate route when a California Highway Patrol
officer on a motorcycle spotted him and
wrote the ticket.
Spriggs first challenged the case in traffic
court, where he lost, and then appealed it
himself to a three-judge panel in Fresno
County Superior Court, where he lost a sec-
ond time.
Determined that the law didn’t apply to
him, Spriggs took it to the appellate court,
but this time with help of a law firm that
stepped in to represent him pro bono.
In their 18-page ruling, the appellate
judges said California’s law that prohibits
people from talking on their cellphones
without a hands-free device could have been
written more clearly, but it doesn’t apply to
looking at maps on cellphones. The law the
CHP officer used to ticket Spriggs applies
specifically to people “listening and talk-
ing” on cellphones, not using their mobile
phone in other ways, the court said.
Texting while driving remains illegal
under another California law passed after the
one at issue in Spriggs’ case.
Attorney Scott Reddie, who represented
Spriggs, said it’s now up to the state attor-
ney general’s office to decide if it will chal-
lenge Thursday’s ruling to the California
Supreme Court, which is choosy about
which cases it hears. Nicholas Pacilio, a
spokesman for Attorney General Kamala
Harris, said the office is reviewing the rul-
i ng.
Neither Reddie nor Pacilio were familiar
with other states that prohibit drivers from
looking at cellphone map applications.
California court: Drivers
can read cellphone maps
The appellate judges said California’s law that prohibits people from talking on their cellphones
without a hands-free device could have been written more clearly, but it doesn’t apply to
looking at maps on cellphones.
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Talk to the Pharmacists: San Mateo County Pharmacists will be on hand for
medication consultation, advice and blood pressure check.
The Peninsula Special Interest Lions Club will perform free health screenings.
Goody bags, giveaways and refreshments!
By Mary Clare Jalonick
and Darlene Superville
WASHINGTON — Ice cream lovers
beware: The government knows
you’re unlikely to stop after half a
New nutrition labels proposed
Thursday for many popular foods,
including ice cream, aim to more accu-
rately reflect what people actually eat.
And the proposal would make calorie
counts on labels more prominent,
too, reflecting that nutritionists now
focus more on calories than fat.
For the first time, labels also would
be required to list any sugars that are
added by manufacturers.
In one example of the change, the
estimated serving size for ice cream
would jump from a half cup to a cup, so
the calorie listing on the label would
double as well.
The idea behind the change, the first
overhaul of the labels in two decades,
isn’t that the government thinks peo-
ple should be eating twice as much;
it’s that they should understand how
many calories are in what they already
are eating. The Food and Drug
Administration says that, by law,
serving sizes must be based on actual
consumption, not some ideal.
“Our guiding principle here is very
simple, that you as a parent and a con-
sumer should be able to walk into your
local grocery store, pick up an item
off the shelf and be able to tell
whether it’s good for your family, ”
said first lady Michelle Obama, who
joined the FDAin announcing the pro-
posed changes at the White House.
Mrs. Obama made the announcement
as part of her Let’s Move initiative to
combat child obesity, which is mark-
ing its fourth anniversary. On
Tuesday, she announced new
Agriculture Department rules that
would reduce marketing of less-health-
ful foods in schools.
The new labels would be less clut-
tered. FDA Commissioner Margaret
Hamburg called them “a more user-
friendly version.”
But they are probably several years
away. The FDAwill take comments on
the proposal for 90 days, and a final
rule could take another year. Once it’s
final, the agency has proposed giving
industry two years to comply.
The agency projects food compa-
nies will have to pay around $2 bil-
lion to revise labels. Companies have
resisted some of the changes in the
past, including listing added sugars,
but the industry is so far withholding
Pamela Bailey of the Grocery
Manufacturers Association, the indus-
try group that represents the nation’s
largest food companies, called the
proposal a “thoughtful review. ”
It is still not yet clear what the final
labels will look like. The FDAoffered
two labels in its proposal — one that
looks similar to the current version
but is shorter and clearer and another
that groups the nutrients into a “quick
facts” category for things like fat, car-
bohydrates, sugars and proteins.
New food labels aiming to
make healthy shopping easy
Wyoming top in CO2 per
person amid new regulations
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Turns out the worst state for carbon
dioxide emissions per person isn’t smoggy California or
bustling New York, but a place famous for its big, clear
skies: Wyoming.
But regulating greenhouse gases is a touchy subject in the
least-populated state, which just recently received U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency approval to do so.
Wyoming also is the top coal-mining state by far, pro-
ducing almost 40 percent of the nation’s coal. Burning coal
to generate electricity produces large amounts of CO2 — in
Wyoming, across the U.S., and in the Far Eastern countries
where state officials have sought to open up new coal mar-
Gov. Matt Mead made such a trip to Taiwan and South
Korea last year. Meanwhile, he’s called EPAefforts to curtail
greenhouse emissions a “war on coal” and said at a recent
forum he’s skeptical about man-made climate change.
“What he also says is we do have a responsibility to
always do things better,” Mead spokesman Renny MacKay
said Thursday. “The coal industry has to be profitable if it’s
going to invest in the research and development of new
MacKay highlighted the state’s efforts to make its coal
cleaner: $50 million allocated toward new coal-burning
technology at the University of Wyoming and plans by the
state to support a proposed $10 million X Prize to develop
economically feasible carbon-capture technology at an
operational coal-fired power plant.
Obama seeks more
federal spending to train doctors
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask
Congress to approve spending more than $5 billion on
medical training to turn out some 13,000 primary care
providers over the next 10 years.
Obama will include the proposal in the budget he sends to
Congress next week. The new funding is aimed at training
more doctors who can work in underserved areas, including
rural communities.
The president’s budget also will seek to expand the
National Health Service Corps, a federal program that con-
nects primary care physicians with communities in need.
Obama wants to expand the corps from 8,900 providers to
15,000 over the next six years.
Around the nation
The Nutrition Facts label is seen on a box of Raisin Bran at a store in New York.
Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
REAMice cream sandwich shop is opening a
new location in downtown San Mateo this
weekend. The family business started 2010 in
Berkeley and this will be its sixth franchise in Northern
California. The grand opening is March 1 at 1134 S. B
San Mateo police Officer Ryan Monaghan will
participate in the Wi l dflower Tri athl on May 2-4 at
Lake San Antonio. He was challenged to compete in the
triathlon last year in honor of a fellow officer’s son, who
was undergoing leukemia treatments at the time. The offi-
cer discovered a love of the sport and is returning to the
2014 Wildflower race with a renewed training regimen
and dedication to raise awareness for fallen law enforce-
ment officers.
Congrats to Hannig Law Firm, named “outstanding
business” by the Sequoia Awards. The award will be
presented March 6 in Redwood City. The Sequoia Awards
offers scholarships to Redwood City high school seniors
who actively volunteer their time. For more information
go to sequoiaawards.org.
The Lariat Tavern in Belmont is having an Oscar
party Sunday at 4 p.m. with the show starting at 5:30
p.m. Red carpet and all.
The women’s jail has expanded its in-house culinary
training program for inmates to include a simulated
restaurant mimicking a real-life environment from cook-
ing to doing dishes. On Tuesday, about a dozen women
participated and jail officials say the skills will be useful
both in the workforce after release and at home with the
California Water Service Company completed
the replacement of 2,890 feet of aging water mains at the
Aragon track in San Mateo between El Camino Real and
Alameda de las Pulgas Thursday, when the 82 customer
services served by this main were tied into the system.
As part of the project, Cal Water also replaced five fire
hydrants to improve fire flow and replaced the original
cast-iron main, installed in 1936, with PVC pipe.
The Reporters’ Notebook is a weekly collection of facts culled
from the notebooks of the Daily Journal staff. It appears in the
Friday edition.
Andrew Schneider
Andrew Schneider, husband to Bobbie; father to Judy
Hoffmann and Steven Schneider and brother of Thomas
Schneider, died Feb. 15, 2014 after a long illness. Andy was
born in Czechoslovakia in 1932. He moved to this country
as a teenager. After serving in the U.S. Army, he graduated
from Hastings School of Law. He practiced law in San
Francisco for 45 years. The family wishes to thank the many
friends and neighbors for their support. He will be missed.
By Alan Fram
WASHINGTON — Adivided Senate
on Thursday derailed Democratic leg-
islation that would have provided
$21 billion for medical, education
and job-training benefits for the
nation’s veterans. The bill fell vic-
tim to election-year disputes over
spending and fresh penalties against
Each party covets the allegiance of
the country’s 22 million veterans and
their families, and each party blamed
the other for turning the effort into a
chess match aimed at forcing politi-
cally embarrassing votes.
Republicans used a procedural move
to block the bill after Senate
Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chid-
ed GOP lawmakers about their priori-
“I have a hard time understanding
how anyone could vote for tax breaks
for billionaires, for millionaires, for
large corporations and then say we
don’t have the resources to protect our
veterans,” said Sanders, the measure’s
chief author.
Democrats noted that more than two
dozen veterans groups supported the
legislation. But Republicans said
they still favor helping veterans
while also wanting to be prudent
about federal spending.
“We’re not going to be intimidated
on this,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions of
Alabama, top Republican on the
Senate Budget Committee. “We’re
going to do the right things for the
veterans of America.”
The fight over priorities demon-
strated again the bitter divisions that
have restrained the legislative
process in recent years. Efforts to
address immigration, a tax overhaul
and job creation all seem likely to go
nowhere this year.
Senate blocks Democrats’
bill boosting vets’ benefits
“I have a hard time understanding how
anyone could vote for tax breaks for billionaires,
for millionaires, for large corporations and then say
we don’t have the resources to protect our veterans.”
— Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Continue the
coexistence at Fort Funston
Standing on the Fort Funston costal
bluffs 200 feet above the sea you are
reminded why we live in one of the
greatest places on Earth. Equally
enchanting is the fact that Fort
Funston is a rare recreational oppor-
tunity. Children hop along decom-
missioned World War II bunkers while
hang gliders fly above nature enthusi-
asts who, depending on the day, are
there to enjoy the Native Plant
Nursery or waiting patiently to catch
a glimpse of passing whale pods.
Fitness buffs hike or bike along the
web of trails which are shared with
dog walkers and horseback riders.
The rare coexistence among Fort
Funston lovers has existed for gener-
ations and so it is understandable why
residents have been alarmed that the
National Park Service, Golden Gate
National Recreational Area division,
has proposed drastic changes to dog
walking policies at Fort Funston.
Currently, dogs under the close super-
vision of their owners are allowed off
leash in nearly all areas of Fort
Funston except for fenced
wildlife/habitat protection areas. I am
concerned by how many new areas
will be prohibited or restricted for
dog walkers under the current propos-
As a resident of Daly City and a dog
owner myself, I enjoy visiting Fort
Funston. The responsibility falls on
owners to control their dogs but by
reducing the amount of trails people
can access with their pets and citing
people for violations, GGNRAwill be
discouraging people from engaging
in outdoor activities and enjoying
their national park lands. Multiple
user groups have been enjoying these
areas together in the past and my
hope is that the GGNRAcontinues the
traditional use of Fort Funston in the
Adrienne Tissier
Daly City
The letter writer is a member of the
San Mateo County Board of
Letter to the editor
By Charlie Bronitsky
raffic and pedestrian safety has
come to the forefront in
Foster City, primarily as a
result of several accidents involving
pedestrians. One intersection in par-
ticular has become a topic of some
controversy based on decision made
by the City Council to close that
intersection to pedestrian traffic. That
issue will come before the council
again March 3 and we will also be
studying traffic and pedestrian safety
on a citywide basis sometime later
this year.
To say that I have agonized over
this issue would be an understatement.
The safety of everyone in Foster City
is the highest of priorities not only
for me but for the entire City Council.
It is why we have the police and fire
departments that we have, it is why
we work with the school district on
crossing guards — there is nothing of
higher priority. However, while the
point of this piece is not to lay blame
for the past accidents, what we can
learn from them, and from looking at
safe and unsafe behavior around us,
can help us be safer in the future.
I was not present at any of the
recent pedestrian-involved accidents,
but I have been told that, in each
instance, inattention to the situation
was a major factor in the accident.
What I have seen with my own eyes is
what follows:
The other day, I came home from
dropping my dogs at the groomer and
observed the morning dropoff at
Brewer Island Elementary School.
There was someone stopped in my
driveway and while I was in front of
my own house I saw parents jaywalk-
ing their kids
across the street,
letting their kids
off in the middle of
the street on the
driver’s side into
oncoming traffic,
people trying to
pass one another
on my small nar-
row street, people going through stop
signs, people failing to yield to
pedestrians in the crosswalk and the
list goes on.
What I have learned from all this is
that if we want to improve safety we
must increase awareness of safety and
work to get everyone to make a per-
sonal commitment to safer practices.
To get that process started, I emailed
our police chief, city manager and the
school superintendent, and we are
already working on an education pro-
gram for all four of our local schools.
I have also spoken to the Chamber of
Commerce about involving our busi-
nesses in safety programs and I spoke
with the government affairs director
of the California Apartment
Association about doing an outreach
program to those who live in our
apartment buildings. This, however,
is just the beginning.
The point of doing all this is that
no stop sign, no traffic light, no
crosswalk is going to make things
safer until people pay attention and
take responsibility for their own safe-
ty and the safety of others. Three of
the four recent accidents involving
pedestrians were at intersections with
traffic signals and controlled cross-
walks. The night the issue first came
before the council, I said it was an
issue of personal responsibility and I
continue to believe it.
This is my pulpit and I am preach-
ing safety to you as strongly and as
loudly as I can. Put away your cell-
phones while you are driving. Stop
texting while crossing a street. Use
the crosswalks and pay attention to
the lights and crossing signs. Don’t
let your kids run across the street in
front of traffic. Look right, not just
left, when you want to make a right
on red. Wait until the crosswalk is
completely clear before driving
across it. Stop at stop signs. Be con-
scious of safety every time you get in
your car or cross a street. Not just
your safety and the safety of your
children, but everyone’s safety. Forty
miles per hour means 40 miles per
hour and not 50 down a local city
street. Just think how you would feel
if you got into an accident and some-
one was hurt, or even worse.
I am sorry to lecture — that is not
my intent — but I see no other way to
raise the awareness necessary to make
our streets safer. I hope as we proceed
through 2014 that you will see circu-
lating through Foster City a written
pledge and dedicate yourself to mak-
ing our streets as safe as they can be.
Please, for the sake of our children
and everyone who uses our streets,
remember to be safe every time you
Charlie Bronitsky is the mayor of
Foster City. He can be reached at
Safe travel in Foster City — it’s up to you
Sneaky sneak
neaking onto airplanes without a ticket isn’t sup-
posed to fly but apparently it’s no big deal as long
as you claim cancer.
Earlier this month, a 62-year-old woman reportedly tried
three separate times only a few days apart to sneak onto
Hawaii-bound flights out of San Francisco International
Airport. The first time she actually made in onboard until
— oopsie! — the actual seat holder showed up and threw a
little salt in her game. Let’s hope she at least went for first
class. If you’re going to skirt the law, go big or go home.
In her case, after being escorted from the plane that’s
exactly where she went.
The next two times she was
stopped at the security gate
although she gets credit for once
trying to use a discarded board-
ing pass belonging to someone
else. The third try was far from a
charm and airport police actually
arrested her.
Let’s think about this a
minute. This woman who I’m
assuming has no secret stealthy
ninja skills or invisibility cloak
was able to sashay through sev-
eral security checks — at least
the first time around — and get onto a plane with no prob-
lem. Meanwhile, when I brave the airport, the
Transportation Security Administration leaves no stone
unturned. They look down at my pass, then up to me, then
down to the driver’s license, then back to my face and
then over to the pass where they scribble some very
important lines and dots that resemble chicken scratch.
The next fleet of agents who we’ve been led to believe are
the only thing standing between us and the big, bad ter-
rorists then go to town throwing out the oversized sun-
screen and inspecting the toothpaste, double and triple
checking that the underwire isn’t some fancy hidden
weapon and sending my carry-on bag through the X-ray
machine multiple times just because the cord on my hair
straightener is borderline suspicious.
I get it. The TSAis too busy protecting the masses from
sketchy hair gel and emery boards to see if every single
person shuffling through the security line is in fact secure.
Frankly, I am jealous of this woman. Sure, I’ll take the
free ride but the real source of envy is sidestepping the
aviation equivalent of a slow-moving Russian breadline.
But put all that aside. This crafty would-be passenger
isn’t the first to get aboard a plane without the proper
paperwork and she will undoubtedly not be the last to sim-
ply wing it.
The real head scratcher in this case is how authorities let
her go not once but twice. The district attorney said the
woman told them she has ovarian cancer and was just try-
ing to get some place warm to die.
Ah, yes. The old cancer excuse. Works every time. I
don’t purport to know if the woman really is ill but if so I
do empathize the desire to spend one’s final days basking
in tropical sunshine rather than bundling up in the blus-
tery Bay (although to be fair there’s been little blustery
about this winter). I also don’t know if the woman really
couldn’t afford a flight or if she was merely seeing what
she could get away with and figured even an economy seat
without leg room beat out hiding in the wheel well.
In fact, I don’t need to know any of that to know this:
cancer isn’t a valid excuse. The sympathy points might
work for her but it certainly shouldn’t for those airport
authorities who showed her the door. Once, maybe,
although that first try was allegedly the one where she
made the most headway toward the goal. But what hap-
pened when she came back the second time? And the use of
somebody else’s boarding pass — this lady had a plan and
people with plans are usually not the ones the TSAand
police want queuing up for vacation. They want people
who will blindly follow orders to take off one’s shoes,
power down the laptop during takeoff and refrain from dif-
ficult questions like “Can I at least get a pillow for free?”
I bet if this woman was younger, male or swarthier there
was no way she would get a slap on the wrist no matter
how much cancer she claimed. Or, maybe this catch-and-
release happens more than the average person realizes.
That idea doesn’t do much to instill a sense of security,
The last thing airport security needs is more Big
Brother tactics and cranky attitudes. But the appearance of
bending too far in the opposite direction is problematic,
t oo.
For her sake, I hope this woman does not have cancer.
For the authorities, I hope there were more legitimate cir-
cumstances at play to which we are not privy because
being ill doesn’t give one a pass, boarding or otherwise.
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Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 16,272.65 +74.24 10-Yr Bond 2.64 -0.03
Nasdaq 4,318.93 +26.87 Oil (per barrel) 102.14
S&P 500 1,854.29 +9.13 Gold 1,331.70
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Best Buy Co. Inc., down 25 cents to $25.57
The electronics retailer returned to a profit and topped Wall Street
expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales.
J.C. Penney Co. Inc., up $1.51 to $7.47
Sales at stores open at least a year rose for the first time in two years,
lessening fears about the rate at which the retailer burns through cash.
General Motors Co., down 6 cents to $36.77
The U.S. auto safety watchdog is investigating whether the automaker
acted quickly enough to recall cars in a case linked to 13 deaths.
Darling International Inc., down 7 cents to $20.22
The rendering, cooking-oil and bakery-waste recycling technology
company, fell short of expectations for profit and revenue.
Sears Holdings Corp., up $2.61 to $43.01
Quarterly losses narrowed as the department store trimmed expenses
and reduced inventory, though revenue fell as it closed stores.
Mylan Inc., up $4.85 to $56.27
The generic drugmaker saw an 11 percent increase in its fourth-quarter
earnings, topping expectations despite a rise in expenses.
Wendy’s Co., down 20 cents to $9.94
The hamburger chain’s fourth-quarter earnings topped Wall Street
expectations but its sales were under some pressure and revenue fell
YRC Worldwide Inc., up $3.37 to $26
Operating revenue pushed the trucking company back into positive
territory for the quarter and overall revenue rose 3 percent.
Big movers
By Steve Rothwell
NEW YORK — After coming close
all week, the stock market reached an
all-time high Thursday.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index
had moved above its previous record
many times this week, only to fade in
the afternoon. On Thursday, it finally
closed above the milestone, powered
by strong earnings from a number of
U.S. companies including the drug-
maker Mylan and several retailers.
The stock market has staged an
impressive turnaround in February. It
slumped at the start of the year on con-
cerns about the prospects for growth
in China and the U.S. This month,
buyers came back to the market thanks
to growth in corporate earnings and
optimism that the Federal Reserve
will keep supporting the economy.
“In the last few days we’ve flirted
with it, and now we’ve got the new
high,” said Ryan Detrick, a senior
technical strategist at Schaeffer’s
Investment Research.
The timing of the record, just before
the start of spring, could help the mar-
ket extend its gains, Detrick said.
March has been the third-strongest
month over the last 30 years for the
S&P 500, with an average gain of 1.4
percent, according to the Stock
Traders’ Almanac.
“It bodes well for equities for the
next couple of months, at least,” said
The S&P 500 rose 9.13 points, or
0.5 percent, to 1,854.29. It last
closed at a record high of 1,848.38 on
Jan. 15.
The Dow Jones industrial average
rose 74.24, or 0.5, percent, to
16,272.65. The Dow is still about 1.8
percent below its record close of
16, 576. 66. The Nasdaq composite
climbed 26.87 points, or 0.6 percent,
to 4,318.93. The Nasdaq is also short
of its record close of 5,048.62 set in
March 2000.
On Thursday, generic drugmaker
Mylan led the S&P 500 index higher
after reporting an 11 percent increase
in fourth-quarter earnings, beating
analysts’ expectations. Mylan’s stock
climbed $4.85, or 9.4 percent, to
Investors were encouraged by better
results at a range of retailers.
J.C. Penney jumped $1.51, or 25
percent, to $7.47 after the department
store chain swung to a profit in the
fourth quarter after posting a big loss
in the same period a year earlier.
Penney also reported its first quarterly
gain in a key revenue figure in more
than two years.
Kohl’s rose $1.30, 2.4 percent, to
$55.74 after the department store
operator reported earnings that topped
analysts’ estimates. Revenue fell but
met Wall Street’s expectations.
After a tough start to the year,
investor sentiment has shifted in
The S&P 500 was down almost six
percent for the year at the start of
February. Investors were selling
stocks as manufacturing contracted in
China and as currencies in emerging
market nations such as Turkey and
Argentina plummeted against the dol-
lar. The S&P 500 erased those losses
this month and is now positive for the
Some of the shift in sentiment was
also thanks to the new Federal Reserve
chief, Janet Yellen.
Stocks jumped on Feb. 11, when
Yellen told Congress she would con-
tinue the central bank’s market-friend-
l y, low-interest rate policies. The
comments were her first since taking
over from Ben Bernanke earlier this
On Thursday, Yellen told the Senate
Banking Committee that some recent
economic data have suggested slug-
gish growth in consumer spending
and employment. She said the Fed will
be watching to see if the slowdown
proves to be a temporary blip caused
by the severe winter weather. This
time, Yellen’s testimony didn’t have
the same impact on the stock market
as it did earlier.
Stocks reach all-time high
By Anne D’Innocenzio
NEW YORK — Gap Inc.’s fourth-quarter
profit dropped 12.5 percent as the cloth-
ing retailer discounted heavily over the
holiday shopping season to entice cus-
The clothing chain, which operates Gap,
Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta,
also issued a profit outlook for this year
that’s below analysts’ expectation.
The results issued Thursday come after
Gap, like many retailers, finished a brutal
holiday season marked by heavy discount-
ing to help attract shoppers who’ve been
cautious in a sluggish economy. Gap did
its part by offering constant sales. Still,
it’s faring better than other rivals like
Abercrombie & Fitch, whose fourth-quarter
profit dropped 58 percent.
The results underscore the challenges
that Gap faces in keeping the momentum
going since enjoying a turnaround starting
in early 2012. Gap has been stepping up
its marketing and offering trendier mer-
The San Francisco-based company is
also responding to a shift among con-
sumers to shop and research on mobile
devices. For example, Gap is expanding a
service that allows shoppers to reserve
items online and then pick up the mer-
chandise at the store within 24 hours.
Still, Glenn Murphy, Gap Inc.’s CEO,
told investors on a conference call
Thursday that Gap, like other retailers,
needs to combat the promotional environ-
ment by offering shoppers something
“We got to continue as a business to be
innovative and creative and bring reasons
for people to engage in our brands, either
online or in our stores, that are not rooted
in promotions and discounts with a fre-
quency in which they’re rooted in today, ”
said Murphy.
The retailer earned $307 million, or 68
cents per share, in the three-month period
ended Feb. 1. That compares with $351
million, or 73 cents per share, in the year-
ago period, which included an extra week.
Revenue fell 3 percent, to $4.58 billion
from $4.73 billion.
Analysts were expecting earnings of 65
cents per share on revenue of $4.58 billion
for the quarter, according to FactSet.
Revenue at stores opened at least a year
— a key gauge of a retailer’s health — rose
1 percent.
Gap expects earnings per share in the
range of $2.90 to $2.95 for the year that
runs through January 2015. Analysts had
expected $3.02 per share, on average.
Aweek ago, Gap said that it would raise
the wages of 65,000 of its hourly workers
nationwide to $9 an hour this year and $10
an hour in 2015. Gap had declined to com-
ment on how much the pay hike will cost
the company, but said there are no plans
for cuts in jobs or store hours or increases
in prices to cover the costs.
Gap’s fourth-quarter profit down 12.5 percent
Study: Hard times drive
adult kids to return home
LOS ANGELES — A new study reports
that more than 2.3 million adult children are
living with their parents in California, a 63
percent increase since the Great Recession
began seven years ago.
Researchers say the rush back home is
driven by unemployment, home foreclo-
sures and other financial woes.
The study, released Thursday by the UCLA
Center for Health Policy Research, found
that more than a half-million adult children
who returned home are living with parents
65 or older. Nearly half of those children are
Wells Fargo cuts 700
jobs from mortgage unit
MINNEAPOLIS — Wells Fargo & Co. is
cutting 700 jobs from its home lending
business as mortgage refinancing slows
Most lenders have said they saw fewer
refinancings once interest rates began to
rise midway through last year. Wells Fargo
spokesman Tom Goyda says the number of
new mortgages is continuing to drop during
the first quarter of this year, although not as
fast as it dropped last year.
The workers who will lose their jobs were
notified on Wednesday.
NEW YORK — EBay’s founder Pierre
Omidyar on Thursday said billionaire
investor Carl Icahn’s claims that the com-
pany is not operating in the best manner
for shareholders aren’t merited.
In three letters to shareholders over
three days, Icahn has urged the company
to split off its PayPal unit, which is the
fastest growing unit of the e-commerce
company and accounts for about 40 per-
cent of its revenue. Icahn has also lev-
eled attacks at two directors and company
CEO John Donahoe. In his latest letter,
Icahn said responses to his letters from
“eBay’s public relations machines”
aren’t sticking to the facts.
On Thursday, founder and chairman
Omidyar said Icahn is making unsubstanti-
ated claims about the company and “delib-
erately impugning the integrity of our
directors.” He said the idea of splitting off
PayPal is not a new one and that eBay has
considered it and decided against it in the
“After diligent consideration, we believe
that PayPal and eBay are better together, ”
Omidyar said. “In the future, if we deter-
mine that’s no longer true, we will act
accordingly and in the best interests of
shareholders and the company. ”
EBay bought PayPal for $1.3 billion in
late 2002. Recently, PayPal has been
expanding into brick-and-mortar stores
from serving solely as an online payments
In January, EBay said Icahn had taken a
less than 1 percent stake in the company
and said he was seeking a non-binding
shareholder resolution to spin off PayPal.
At the time Icahn also nominated two of
his employees for eBay’s board. EBay said
then that it had looked into a split from
PayPal, but felt it wasn’t the best move for
shareholders. But it said it will review
Icahn’s nominees.
Shares of eBay rose $1.11, or nearly 2
percent, to $58.45 in midday trading. The
stock has risen about 6 percent since the
beginning of the year.
EBay founder defends plan to retain PayPal
SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s mystery
barge is heading on a short cruise to comply
with an order requiring it to move from its
current home on a San Francisco Bay island.
The agency leasing the Treasure Island
space where the barge is being built says the
four-story vessel is bound for the Port of
Stockton, a destination located about 80
miles east of San Francisco.
The barge is supposed to move by March
7, according to Mirian Saez, director of
operations for the Treasure Island
Development Authority, which rented the
vessel’s current home.
Google Inc. and the Port of Stockton did-
n’t immediately respond to requests for
The barge is leaving because of a Jan. 31
regulatory order concluding that Google did-
n’t have the proper building permits at
Treasure Island. The Port of Stockton falls
outside the jurisdiction of the San Francisco
Bay Conservation and Development
Commission, the regulator that cracked
down on the barge.
Google had halted work on the barge late
last year amid speculation that the
Mountain View, Calif., company was build-
ing an aquatic store to sell its products or a
party boat.
The company says the barge will serve as
an interactive technology center once it’s
done. A similar barge is being built by
Google on the East Coast, too.
Google barge to leave San Francisco for Stockton
Business briefs
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Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
By Nathan Mollat
Count the Notre Dame-Belmont girls’
basketball team among those squads that
qualified for the Central Coast Section play-
offs with a well below .500 record.
At 9-16, the Tigers join the likes of
Milpitas (6-15), Willow Glen (8-15), and
James Lick (9-11), among several others, as
teams who many will question why they
were extended an invitation with losing
CCS rules stipulate, however, that all a
team must accomplish during the season is
compile a .500 record in either non-league
play, league play or overall. By virtue of its
8-4 non-league record, Notre Dame-
Belmont qualified for the CCS Division IV
Unlike those other schools, which were
either unseeded or earned a high number, the
Tigers were chosen as the No. 1 seed in
Division IV. A such, the Tigers received a
bye into Saturday’s quarterfinals at home,
against a team and a time to be determined.
“I knew we were going to be in the top
four,” Notre Dame coach Josh Davenport
said. “I’m not too surprised (we got the No.
1 seed).”
What gives? If people want to assign
blame, assign it to the West Catholic
Athletic League, arguably the toughest
league in Northern California. To demon-
strate just how strong the WCAL is, consid-
er this: all seven schools in the league qual-
ified for CCS. WCAL champion Sacred Heart
Cathedral (10-2 WCAL, 19-6), is the No. 1
seed in the Open Division, and is joined by
three other WCAL schools — No. 2 St.
Ignatius (10-2, 23-4), No. 3 Mitty (8-4, 16-
10) and No. 5 Presentation (5-7, 15-10).
Those seeding reflect where the schools
finished in the WCAL standings.
The WCAL’s fourth-place team, St.
Francis (6-6, 14-10), is the No. 1 seed in the
Division II bracket. Valley Christian (2-10,
12-13), the sixth-place finisher in the
WCAL, is the No. 1 seed in Division III.
To make a long story short, Notre Dame-
Record belies Notre Dame-Belmont’s abilities
By Nathan Mollat
The Hillsdale boys’ basketball twice left
the door open to let El Camino steal a win in
a second-round, Central Coast Section
Division III matchup Thursday night in San
But each time, El Camino could not bust
Justin Ono drained a bucket to put the
Knights up 56-55 with 1:04 left to play.
With 21 seconds left, Brian Houle missed the
front end of a 1-and-1 from the free throw
line, but the Colts could not take advantage
as a Christian Santos jumped from the corner
came up short. Ono grabbed the rebound and
was fouled with 2.4 seconds to play, but he
also missed the front end of a 1-and-1.
El Camino grabbed the rebound and called
a timeout with 2.2 seconds to play, but
Brandon Gip’s three-quarter 3-point attempt
came up well short and the Knights escaped
with the win.
“We’ve been on the other side of those,”
said Hillsdale coach Brett Stevenson. “It felt
good to get that one.”
Hillsdale (13-12), the No. 8 seed, will face
top-seeded Mills (21-6) in a quarterfinal
game at 6:15 Saturday at Foothill College.
The game was as entertaining as they come
as neither team led by more than a few
points. It got off to a rip roarin’ start as the
teams combined for 38 points in the first
quarter. With the score tied at 6, Hillsdale
went on a 7-0 run, with Ryan Nurre doing the
damage. He scored off a drive for a layup,
then stole a pass and went in for another
layup before draining a 3 to put the Knights
up 13-6 with 4:36 left in the opening period.
El Camino (9-16) came right back with a
9-0 run. DJ Idolyantes drained a 3, Gip
knocked down a jumper, Justin Shuen came
up with a steal and layup and Gip then closed
the run with another jumper and the Colts led
15-13 with 3:17 to play in the first.
At the end of the opening quarter, El
Camino held an 18-16 lead.
The teams would go back and forth at other
like that all game long.
“It’s a game of runs. Every time we’d get
Knights hold off Colts
Hillsdale’s Ryan Nurre, left, drives to the basket against an El Camino defender during the
Knights’ 56-55 win over the Colts.
By Aaron Bracy
PHILADELPHIA — The San Jose Sharks
made a simple change to rally for a come-
back victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
They started shooting the puck.
Joe Pavelski had a hat trick to move into
a tie for second in the NHL in goals and the
Sharks beat Philadelphia 7-3 Thursday
night in the first game for both teams fol-
lowing the Olympic break.
Raffi Torres and Logan Couture each
scored twice in their return to San Jose’s
lineup following injuries.
The Sharks trailed 2-1 after getting out-
shot 10-4 in the first period. San Jose made
a pointed effort to shoot the puck in the sec-
ond period and it paid off in a big way,
resulting in five second-period goals on 16
“We started to finally shoot the puck,”
Couture said. “The first period we weren’t
shooting. We were playing in their end, but
we weren’t shooting. That’s more the way
we play, the way we need to play. A lot of
our goals were off rebounds, and that’s the
way you score in this league.”
Pavelski, one of the Sharks’ four
Olympians, scored all three of his goals in
the dominating second period. Torres, who
was making his 2013-14 debut after injur-
ing his knee in the preseason, capped the
second-period spree with his second goal of
the game with 2.2 seconds left. Couture,
who missed the previous 16 games due to
hand surgery, netted his 15th goal of the
season in the period.
“We didn’t have a lot of purpose in our
game in the first period, especially in their
zone,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said.
“Kind of skating around waiting for some-
thing to happen.”
Pavelski’s hat trick lifts Sharks past Flyers
By Antonio Gonzalez
STANFORD — Kodi Whitfield made one of
the most incredible touchdown catches in
college football last season in a win over
UCLA that kept Stanford on track for a sec-
ond straight Pac-12 Conference champi-
If Whitfield has his way, he’ll be breaking
up catches like that next season.
Whitfield is trying to transition from wide
receiver to free safety this spring. Stanford
is loaded at receiver but
short one spot in the sec-
ondary, with first-team
Pac-12 safety Ed
Reynolds headed to the
NFL draft.
After losing the Rose
Bowl to Michigan State
on Jan. 1, Cardinal coach
David Shaw began exam-
ining his roster for play-
ers who could fill
Reynolds’ role. He kept coming back to
Whitfield, who played safety at Loyola High
School in Los Angeles and is known as
“Sweet Feet” by teammates for his smooth
route running.
“I gave Kodi the option: the chance to
compete for a starting spot at free safety or
stay in the competition at receiver and still
play,” Shaw said. “It was not a decision
made by me. It was a decision made by Kodi.
I presented both options to him. If he want-
ed to stay at receiver, he’d stay and he’d
make plays for us. But he saw there’s an
open spot, he’s got a chance to compete for
it and he’s excited about it.”
Whitfield said he consulted with his
father, former NFL offensive lineman Bob
Whitfield, before making the move. But the
decision was an easy one.
“I pretty much jumped on it,” Whitfield
said. “I knew I could contribute right away. I
Stanford WR
to secondary
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Kodi Whitfield
See TIGERS, Page 14
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The Scots fell behind the Matadors 2-0
after one inning, but scored seven in the
second and three more in the third to take a
10-2 lead cruise home for the win in the
Milpitas tournament Wednesday.
Mitchell Wright came in to relieve start-
ing pitcher Joe Pratt. Wright allowed just
one run on four hits in four innings of work
to pick up the win.
Kyle Barret had a pair of doubles, while
Aaron Pleschner, Matt Seubert and Nick
Thompson all had doubles as well. Barret
and Seubert each drove in three runs, while
Pleschner and Alex Pennes both added a pair
of RBIs.
With the win, the Scots advance to the
tournament championship game Saturday at
3:30 p.m. at Milpitas High School.
Sequoia 1, Balboa-SF 0
The Cherokees picked up their first win of
the season with a rain-shortened, five-
inning win over the Buccaneers Wednesday.
The game’s only run came in the bottom
of the first inning on Liam Clifford’s two-
out, RBI single. It was Clifford’s third RBI
in two games.
Clifford finished the game 2 for 2.
Kenny Belanger picked up the win on the
mound, going 4 2/3 innings, allowing two
hits. After back-to-back walks in the fifth,
Clifford was brought in to get the final out
and picked up his first save of the season.
Sequoia will be on the road Friday night to
face Bay Division power Burlingame at 7
p.m. at Washington Park.
Carlmont 13, Notre Dame-Belmont 0
Reigning Daily Journal Softball Player of
the Year Rebecca Faulkner threw a two-hitter
in Carlmont’s 13-0 over Notre Dame-
Faulkner was also 2 for 4 from the dish
with four runs batted in.
Boys’ golf
Sacred Heart Prep 200,
Menlo-Atherton 238
Despite frequent downpours, the Gators
slogged their way to a season-opening vic-
tory over the Bears at Palo Alto Hills Golf &
Country Club Wednesday.
Derek Ackerman paced SHP with a 1-over
36. Bradley Knox and Bradley Keller each
fired 4-over 39s, followed by Taylor Oliver
(42), Shane Snow (44) and Griffin Gelbach
College baseball
College of San Mateo 4, West Valley 3
Tyler Carlson hit a solo home run in the
bottom of the eighth inning to snap a 3-3
tie and send the Bulldogs to their second
straight Coast Conference Pacific Division
Carlson’s blast made a winner of Skyler
Fuss, who improved to 4-0 with 4 2/3
innings of one-hit relief.
Dane Vande Gutche, Austin Lonestar and
Carlson all had two hits in the win.
Skyline 5, Hartnell 1
Daniel Madigan threw a complete game,
allowing one run while scattering seven
hits to lead the Trojans to victory in their
Coast Conference Pacific Division opener
Joey Carney, Nick McHugh, Michael
Franco, Lance Montano and Lucci Molina
each drove in a run for Skyline (1-0, 3-5
overall). Franco reached base in all four of
his plate appearances, drawing four walks,
as he raised his on-base percentage to .439
for the season.
College Softball
CSM 7, Delta 6
Top-ranked College of San Mateo became
the state’s first 20-win women’s softball
team this season with a 7-6 comeback win
over No. 10 San Joaquin Delta College
Thursday afternoon.
The game was tied, 6-6, going into the
bottom of the seventh inning when the host
Bulldogs scored a walkoff run to win it. San
Mateo trailed, 6-2.
Local sports roundup
ALLEN, Texas — A $60 million Texas
high school stadium that got national atten-
tion for its grandeur and price tag will be
shut down indefinitely 18 months after its
opening, school district officials said
Eagle Stadium in the Dallas suburb of
Allen will be closed until at least June for an
examination of “extensive cracking” in the
concrete of the stadium’s concourse, the dis-
trict said in a statement Thursday. The clo-
sure will likely affect home games at the sta-
dium this fall, the district said.
Built in 2012 as part of a $120 million
bond issue, Eagle Stadium seats 18,000 peo-
ple and sports a 38-foot-wide video board.
Eagle Stadium’s opening was a moment of
triumph for the community of Allen, a fast-
growing Dallas suburb that has become
home to a high school football powerhouse.
The Eagles won the Class 5ADivision I state
championship last year.
District officials defended the cost — an
eye-popping figure even in football-mad
Texas, home to hundreds of schools playing
under the “Friday Night Lights” — by call-
ing the stadium an investment for genera-
tions of future Eagles fans and a much-need-
ed upgrade from the district’s previous 35-
year-old field.
They planned to host state playoff games
and other events at Eagle Stadium. Instead,
the district’s graduation ceremonies will be
affected and all other events are now on hold.
“This is a significant investment for our
community. We are very disappointed and
upset that these problems have arisen,” said
interim superintendent Beth Nicholas said.
“It is unacceptable. Our students, families,
and the entire community have always sup-
ported the district and our commitment to
them is to make sure this issue is appropri-
ately resolved.”
Officials said an engineering firm has com-
pleted about 10 percent of its review of the
stadium. It is expected to recommend
“appropriate” repairs, the statement said.
PBK Architects, the Texas firm that
designed the stadium, did not return a mes-
sage seeking comment Thursday.
Cracks force closure of $60M Texas high school stadium
Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
49ers, Daniel Kilgore
agree to 3-year extension
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco
49ers and offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore
have agreed to a three-year contract exten-
sion through the 2017 season.
The 49ers announced the deal Thursday.
San Francisco selected Kilgore in the fifth
round of the 2011 draft out of Appalachian
State. He has played in 33 regular-season
games, plus all six playoff games the last
two seasons. He has split time at guard and
With veteran center Jonathan Goodwin set
to become an unrestricted free agent,
Kilgore could take over the starting center
role next season. Goodwin has started every
game for the 49ers the last three seasons
under coach Jim Harbaugh.
Niners general manager Trent Baalke said
in a statement that Kilgore’s deal is “anoth-
er example of our philosophy to extend the
contracts of our own young players.”
Braun homers in
return, Brewers beat A’s
PHOENIX — Ryan Braun hit a two-run
homer in his first at-bat back from suspen-
sion, Juan Francisco slugged two homers
and the Milwaukee Brewers opened their
spring training schedule with an 11-3 win
Thursday over the Oakland Athletics.
Braun hit an 0-1 pitch from starter Tommy
Milone high in the air and over the fence
near the left-field corner. The 2011 NL MVP
was greeted by mainly a hearty chorus of
cheers, though there were some jeers before
the at-bat.
It was Braun’s first time in the Brewers
lineup since July 21, 2013. He was suspend-
ed the next day for violating Major League
Baseball’s anti-drug agreement.
Milone was tagged for three runs in two
innings, while Jed Lowrie had a two-run dou-
ble in the first for Oakland.
A’s acquire INF
Elmore from White Sox
PHOENIX — The Oakland Athletics have
acquired infielder Jake Elmore from the
Chicago White Sox for cash considerations.
The A’s made the move Thursday, a day
after the White Sox designated Elmore for
Elmore has a .223 average in 82 major
league games, primarily with the Houston
Astros. He’s a career .291 hitter with 110
stolen bases in six minor league seasons.
Elmore, who played with A’s infielder Eric
Sogard at Arizona State, was a Triple-AAll-
Star in 2012.
In a corresponding move, the A’s desig-
nated infielder Andy Parrino for assignment.
He who appeared in 14 games with Oakland
last year.
Warrant for Sharper
in Louisiana; accused of rape
NEW ORLEANS — An arrest warrant has
been issued for former NFL safety Darren
Sharper and another man, accusing them of
raping two women in New Orleans last year.
Sharper also is under investigation in sex-
ual assault cases in Florida, Nevada and
Arizona and has pleaded not guilty to rape
charges in Los Angeles.
The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s
Office and New Orleans Sex Crimes detec-
tives Thursday obtained warrants for the 38-
year-old Sharper and 26-year-old Erik
Nunez. Each faces two counts of aggravated
New Orleans police say the two women
were raped at the same location on Sept. 23.
Sharper was selected All-Pro six times and
chosen for the Pro Bowl five times. He
played in two Super Bowls, one with the
Packers as a rookie and a second with the
Sports briefs
[the lead] to four or six, we thought it should
go to 12,” Stevenson said.
But the Colts would come right back.
“We noticed in some scouting film against
Aragon, every time it looked like Aragon
was going to put [El Camino] away, they
would come right back,” Stevenson said.
“[The Colts] are active with their press and it
leads to their runs. We didn’t handle it very
Hillsdale’s Adam Schembri tied the score
at 18 off a fastbreak layup to open the sec-
ond quarter, but a bucket from William Vu put
the Colts back ahead. An Elijah Jones-Haley
bucket underneath pushed the Colts lead to
22-18 with 4:30 left in the quarter.
Hillsdale had its chances and got great
looks in the second quarter, but the Knights
could not get their shots to fall.
Nurre, who finished with 13 points, came
up with a steal and layup, was fouled on the
play and hit the free throw to complete the
three-point play and the Knights closed to
one, 22-21.
“Nurre was unbelievable tonight,”
Stevenson said. “Without him, we’re not in
that game with two minutes to play.
Whenever [the Colts] started making runs,
he made a big play defensively to stop
Houle then knocked down a 3 to put
Hillsdale up 24-22 and a layup from Adam
Cook gave the Knights a 26-24 advantage at
Hillsdale opened the third quarter with a 7-
3 run to open up a 33-27 lead and by the time
Matt Stucke knocked down a baseline jumper
with three seconds left in the third, the
Knights had a 40-35 lead going into the
final eight minutes.
That lead was shortlived. El Camino came
out on fire to start the fourth quarter. AJones-
Haley bucket sparked an 8-0 run to start the
quarter, as the Colts came up with a pair of
steals for a two easy layups. When Gip
knocked down a shot with 6:47 to play, the
Colts enjoyed a 43-40 lead.
A Schembri 3, however, tied the game at
43 and the teams went back and forth for the
rest of the game. El Camino’s last lead came
at the 1:18 mark when Idolyantes knocked
down his second 3 of the night to put the
Colts up 55-54, setting up the last frantic
final seconds.
In addition to Nurre’s 13 points, Schembri
also had 13, Houle added nine and Ono
chipped in with eight.
“We’re more balanced (scoring), for sure,”
Stevenson said.
El Camino was led by Gip, who scored a
game high 23 points. Jones-Haley added 11,
but Idolyantes, who had been carrying the
Colts all season long, was held to just six
points on two 3-pointers.
“We just tried to locate him out of our
zone. Tried to get a body on him,”
Stevenson said. “Someone else could beat
us, but he wasn’t going to beat us.”
Continued from page 11
In local Central Coast Section basket-
ball action, the Mills girls’ basketball
team avenged an ugly loss to Terra Nova
during the PAL tournament with a 36-32
Julia Gibbs scored 11 points for the
Vikings in the win and Aubrie Businger
pulled down 13 huge rebounds.
Afterholding a big lead, the Capuchino
girls could not old off Santa Cruz. The
Cardinals stormed past the Mustangs 52-
44. Also in Division III, Hillsdale fol-
lowed it opening round offensive barrage
by scoring just half that total in a 49-36
loss to Gunderson.
And to finish things off in DIII,
Burlingame saw its bid for another CCS
title come to an end by virtue of a 54-51
loss to Notre Dame-San Jose.
Menlo-Atherton took down Silver Creek
52-41 in Division I action. Also in
Division I, Anisah Smith scored 25 points
in Carlmont’s 52-47 win over
Independence. Rachel Lum added a big 10
In Division II, Pioneer put an end to
Aragon’s season with a 59-50 victory.
Over in Division IV, Mercy-Burlingame
locked up a match up with No. 1 Notre
Dame-Belmont by beating Harker 30-27.
And finally, Half Moon Bay fell to
Monta Vista Christian 65-42.
In boys’ CCS action, Sequoia fell to Palo
Alto 61-49. The Vikings will face No. 3
Menlo Atherton on Saturday at Piedmont
PAL teams in Division II went 0-2 on
Thursday. South City was routed by
Gunderson 66-25 and Westmoor fell to
Santa Clara 70-55.
The PAL also went 0-2 in Division III.
San Mateo was down 15 heading into the
fourth quarter against Valley Christian but
then gave them a run for their money.
Still, the Bearcats lost 54-52. And Terra
Nova lost a heartbreaker 64-63 to
And finally in Division IV, Gonzales fell
victim to the Menlo Knights 62-44.
CCS briefs
No. 5 Stanford women
cruise past Washington, 83-60
STANFORD — Chiney Ogwumike had 32
points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 5
Stanford in an 83-60 victory over
Washington on Thursday night.
Bonnie Samuelson added 14 points for
Stanford (27-2, 16-1 Pac-12), while Lili
Thompson had 11 and Amber Orrange 10.
The Cardinal evened an 87-82 loss to the
Huskies on Feb. 9 that snapped
Washington’s 14-game losing streak to
Ogwumike fell four points shy of tying
her career high, reached twice this season.
The senior forward increased her career scor-
ing total to 2,543, leaving her 87 shy of
breaking former Stanford star Candice
Wiggins’ Pac-12 record. Ogwumike also had
her 21st double-double of the season.
Kelsey Plum led the Huskies (16-12, 9-8)
with 21 points. Talia Walton added 12 and
Jazmine Davis 10.
Ogwumike scored 21 points in the first
half, leading Stanford to a 45-32 lead at the
break. She made 9 of 13 shots, most of them
from point-blank range, having her way
against Washington’s zone defense, and hit
3 of 4 from the line.
Walton led Washington with 12 first-half
points, making all four of her 3-point
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feel comfortable at safety already, just
grasping from high school knowledge and
experience. It’s really just a good opportu-
nity. ”
Stanford players shifting positions has
not been that uncommon in recent seasons.
Dallas Lloyd, who ran some read-options
as a backup quarterback last season, moved
to safety in December and is among those
competing with Whitfield this spring. Luke
Kaumatule transitioned from defensive end
to tight end — and back. And perhaps most
famously, Richard Sherman shifted from
wide receiver to cornerback, a position
where he has become among the NFL’s best
for the Super Bowl champion Seattle
Now Whitfield is trying to make a similar
The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Whitfield played
sparingly as a freshman and made 16 catch-
es for 170 yards and a touchdown as a soph-
omore last season. But he showed off his
big-play ability with that lone score.
While running to his right on a deep
route, Whitfield leaped in the air off his left
foot and reached up to make a backhanded
catch with his right hand between two
defenders. The point of the ball stuck to his
palm, and he hauled in the 30-yard TD recep-
tion to put Stanford up 10-3 in the third
quarter of an eventual 24-10 win against
UCLAon Oct. 19.
Shaw said there’s a chance Whitfield could
someday play on both sides of the ball. He
also could keep returning punts, a job he
shared with Barry Sanders most of last sea-
son, or go back to receiver.
For now, he wants Whitfield focused on
safety and learning all the defensive calls —
which he’s been studying with strong safety
Jordan Richards since the Rose Bowl.
“It’s pretty difficult, just because you’re
more vocal on defense,” Whitfield said.
“There’s a lot of on-the-fly adjustments you
got to make, adjusting where the offense
lines up, stuff like that. It’s been a little bit
difficult, just fast-paced, but I’ll get a hold of
The other thing Whitfield still needs to
figure out is his new number.
When the first half of Stanford’s split
spring practice schedule began Monday,
Whitfield was wearing his usual No. 9 — but
in Cardinal red, which defensive players
usually sport.
The problem? Linebacker James
Vaughters already wears No. 9, and players
on the same side of the ball can’t have the
same number, so Whitfield will have to find
a new number if he sticks at safety.
Most teammates are still just trying to
Continued from page 11
Belmont is consistently thumped in league
play by six of the toughest teams in
Northern California.
“I started to realized over the last couple
of years, no one outside the WCAL realizes
how difficult [playing in the WCAL] is,”
Davenport said. “All they know is our
record is not very good. … All of our losses
are quality losses. We get something from
that. Alot of people outside the WCALdon’t
comprehend that.”
Davenport knows this and tries to impart
that knowledge to his team, while also
impressing on them the competition the
Tigers play in the WCALmore than prepares
them for this time of year.
“It was always my concern: Am I going to
be able to keep the girls motivated through
the WCAL grind?” Davenport said. “We’ve
been successful enough to keep them moti-
vated to get to CCS.”
Besides, it’s not like Notre Dame doesn’t
deserve one of the top seeds — if not the
top seed — in their division play. Alook at
the Tigers’ history over the last several
years shows that despite perceived subpar
teams, the Tigers consistently finish among
the top in their division year in and year
out. They were knocked out in the quarterfi-
nals last season, their worst showing since
a quarterfinal loss in 2006. Between 2007
and 2012, however, the Tigers advanced to
the semifinals six straight times, winning
the 2011 Division IV championship in the
In their four of their other semifinal
appearances, they lost to a team from —
you guessed it — the WCAL.
“The year we won CCS (in 2011), I think
we beat four section champions along the
way and we got the No. 2 seed. Ultimately
[the seedings] comes down to strength of
schedule. People should walk a mile in our
shoes. It’s preparing us for CCS,”
Davenport said. “But I want to quiet all the
doubters. I want the kids to play to the best
of their abilities, and if they do that and we
win CCS, that’s great.”
Continued from page 11
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W L Pct GB
Toronto 32 26 .552 —
Brooklyn 27 29 .482 4
New York 21 37 .362 11
Boston 20 39 .339 12 1/2
Philadelphia 15 43 .259 17
W L Pct GB
Miami 41 14 .745 —
Washington 30 28 .517 12 1/2
Charlotte 27 30 .474 15
Atlanta 26 31 .456 16
Orlando 18 42 .300 25 1/2
W L Pct GB
Indiana 44 13 .772 —
Chicago 31 26 .544 13
Detroit 23 35 .397 21 1/2
Cleveland 23 36 .390 22
Milwaukee 11 46 .193 33
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 41 16 .719 —
Houston 39 19 .672 2 1/2
Dallas 36 23 .610 6
Memphis 32 24 .571 8 1/2
New Orleans 23 34 .404 18
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 43 15 .741 —
Portland 40 18 .690 3
Minnesota 28 29 .491 14 1/2
Denver 25 32 .439 17 1/2
Utah 21 36 .368 21 1/2
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 40 20 .667 —
Golden State 35 23 .603 4
Phoenix 33 24 .579 5 1/2
Sacramento 20 37 .351 18 1/2
L.A. Lakers 19 39 .328 20
Indiana 101, Milwaukee 96
Washington 134,Toronto 129,3OT
Miami 108, New York 82
Brooklyn 112, Denver 89
Utah at Cleveland, 4:30 p.m.
Memphis at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.
Golden State at New York, 5 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Boys’ basketball
No.7Riordan(16-9) vs.No.2Burlingame(23-3),5:30
p.m. at Santa Clara High
No. 5 Sacred Heart Cathedral (17-10) vs. No. 4 Half
Moon Bay (23-3), 5:30 p.m. at Piedmont High
No. 6 Leigh (23-2) vs. No. 3 Serra (19-7), 7:30 p.m. at
Santa Clara High
TBD vs. No. 3 Menlo-Atherton (16-8), at Piedmont
Hills High,TBA
TBD vs.No.3 Aragon (17-9),at Foothill College,TBA
TBD vs. No. 1 Mills (21-6), at Foothill College,TBA
Pacific Grove/King’s Academy winner vs. No. 1 Sa-
cred Heart Prep (17-7), at Kaiser Arena, Santa Cruz,
TBD at No. 4 Alma Heights (20-6),TBA
No. 8Crystal Springs (7-17) vs.No.1 Pinewood (20-
4),TBA at Alma Heights Christian
Girls’ basketball
TBD vs.No.3 Westmoor (21-6),at Christopher High,
TBD vs. No. 4 South City (17-9), at Mills,TBA
TBD vs. No. 3 Sacred Heart Prep (13-12), at Notre
TBD vs.No.2 Menlo School (15-11),at Notre Dame-
TBD at No. 1 Notre Dame-Belmont (9-16),TBA
No. 5 Summit Prep (12-5) vs. No. 4 Alma Heights
Christian (14-10), at Santa Teresa High,TBA
Boys’ soccer
Boys’ soccer
No. 7 Menlo-Atherton (12-5-2) vs. No. 2 Bellarmine
(16-3-4), noon at Milpitas High School
No. 8Carlmont (9-7-4) vs.No.1 Alisal (14-3-3),2 p.m.
at Rabobank Stadium, Salinas
No. 6 Willow Glen (11-6-2) vs. No. 3 Serra (14-2-4), 4
p.m. at Burlingame High School
No. 10 Sacred Heart Prep (15-5-1) vs. No. 2 Soledad
(18-0-2), 10 a.m. at Rabobank Stadium, Salinas
No. 6 Monterey (10-10-1) vs. No. 3 Burlingame (13-
4-3), noon at Burlingame HighSchool
No. 9 James Lick (14-3-4) vs. No. 1 Half Moon Bay
(14-5-1), 2 p.m. at Burlingame HighSchool
Girls’ soccer
No. 5 Santa Clara (13-2-3) vs. No. 4 Carlmont (13-5-
3), 10 a.m. at Milpitas High School
No. 12 Saratoga (9-8-2) vs. No. 4 Woodside (16-2-
3),4 p.m.at St. Francis High School,MountainView
No.6SacredHeart Prep(17-2-2) vs.No.3Burlingame
(12-3-5), 10 a.m., Burlingame High School
No. 9 Terra Nova (18-1) vs. No. 1 Menlo School (15-
3-2),noonat St. FrancisHighSchool,MountainView
Nevada Athletic Commission
bans testosterone replacement
LAS VEGAS — Nevada state regulators are banning mixed mar-
tial arts fighters from using testosterone replacement therapy.
The Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously
Thursday in Las Vegas to quit granting therapeutic use exemp-
tions for fighters undergoing the possibly performance-enhanc-
ing treatment.
Chairman Francisco Aguilar tells The Associated Press that no
fighters are being grandfathered in to the new policy, and no new
applications will be accepted.
The move by the commission regulating mixed martial arts
and boxing in Nevada comes after the Association of Ringside
Physicians labeled so-called “unmerited testosterone” a health
risk to athletes and their opponents.
UFC President Dana White also supported a ban.
Sports brief
Boston 58 37 16 5 79 180 130
Montreal 61 33 21 7 73 155 149
Tampa Bay 59 33 21 5 71 170 148
Toronto 61 32 22 7 71 182 187
Detroit 60 28 20 12 68 159 165
Ottawa 60 26 23 11 63 170 197
Florida 59 22 30 7 51 143 188
Buffalo 59 17 34 8 42 118 178
Pittsburgh 59 40 15 4 84 191 144
N.Y. Rangers 60 33 24 3 69 157 147
Philadelphia 60 30 24 6 66 165 174
Washington 60 28 23 9 65 176 179
Columbus 59 29 25 5 63 172 166
New Jersey 60 25 22 13 63 140 148
Carolina 59 26 24 9 61 147 165
N.Y. Islanders 61 23 30 8 54 169 204
St. Louis 58 39 13 6 84 196 136
Chicago 61 35 12 14 84 208 165
Colorado 59 37 17 5 79 178 159
Minnesota 60 32 21 7 71 148 147
Dallas 59 28 21 10 66 168 165
Winnipeg 61 29 26 6 64 171 177
Nashville 60 26 24 10 62 149 182
Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147
San Jose 60 38 16 6 82 182 145
Los Angeles 61 33 22 6 72 147 132
Phoenix 59 27 21 11 65 165 172
Vancouver 61 28 24 9 65 147 160
Calgary 59 22 30 7 51 137 181
Edmonton 61 20 34 7 47 153 202
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime
San Jose 7, Philadelphia 3
Montreal 6, Pittsburgh 5, OT
Detroit 6, Ottawa 1
Washington 5, Florida 4
Nashville 3,Tampa Bay 2
Winnipeg 3, Phoenix 2, OT
Dallas 4, Carolina 1
Los Angeles 2, Calgary 0
Minnesota 3, Edmonton 0
Francisco minor league 2B Ryan Jones (Augusta-
SAL) 50 games after testing positive for an
to Oakland for cash considerations.
KANSAS CITYROYALS —Agreed to terms with
LHPs FrancisleyBueno,Chris Dwyer,DonnieJoseph
and John Lamb; RHPs Michael Mariot and Yordano
Ventura; INFs Pedro Ciriaco and Christian Colon;
and OFs Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson on one-
year contracts.
Parrino for assignment.
SEATTLE MARINERS —Agreed to terms with
RHPsBrandonMaurer,Hector Noesi,StephenPryor,
Erasmo Ramirez and Taijuan Walker; LHPs Bobby
LaFramboise and Lucas Luetge; C Jesus Sucre; and
INFs Brad Miller, Jesus Montero and Carlos Triunfel
onone-year contracts.NamedJoeMyhravicepres-
ident, ballpark operations.
National League
OF Tyler Colvin on a minor league contract.
NBA — Suspended Sacramento C DeMarcus
Cousins one game and fined him $20,000 for
punchinganopposingplayer andverballyabusing
an official during Tuesday’s game.
ATLANTAHAWKS—Signed C Mike Muscala. Re-
leased C Dexter Pittman.
DALLASMAVERICKS—Assigned F Jae Crowder,
F Shane Larkin and G Bernard James to the NBADL.
Recalled G Ricky Ledo.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS —Requested waivers on F
Caron Butler.
SACRAMENTOKINGS— Agreed to terms with G
Jimmer Fredette on a contract buyout.
National Football League
BALTIMORERAVENS— Terminated the contracts
of FB Vonta Leach and B Jameel McClain.
CHICAGO BEARS — Agreed to terms with C
Roberto Garza on a one-year contract.
SANFRANCISCO49ERS— Agreed to terms with
OL Daniel Kilgore on a three-year contract exten-
sion through the 2017 season.
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new buildings. The board will make its final
decision next week.
“A June election would allow for build-
ings to be ready in the 2016 year,” said
Superintendent Jim Lianides. “We really
need to have buildings in place when we
feel the growing pains of enrollment. The
key thing is each of our campuses today are
very close to capacity. ”
A facilities task force recommended a
$265 million bond that will generate an
approximate $16 per $100,000 tax rate
based on current interest bonds to allow for
two small schools of 300 to 400 students
and for adding six additional classrooms to
Menlo-Atherton High School. Godbe
Research completed a voter survey regard-
ing a potential bond measure to support the
district’s four comprehensive high schools
and alternative high school programs. The
results showed strong support for a poten-
tial bond measure, reaching 68.4 percent
for a simulated June 2014 election and 70.3
percent in a simulated November election.
Support was generally consistent in the
school district regions that feed into the
high school district.
A demographic study indicates the dis-
trict is projected to grow starting in the
2014-15 school year, reaching more than
10,000 students by 2020-21. Projections
indicate that the district will reach 10,056
students by 2020-21. These projections are
based in part on partner elementary district
growth. Enrollment in the partner districts
started to grow in 2006-07 from 22,893
students and reached 24,653 students in
Some parents and community members
support the bond measure, but think there
needs to be more time for campaigning and
thus support a November measure.
“The overarching thing is we want what’s
best for our kids,” said Jennifer Webb, for-
mer president of the San Carlos Education
Foundation and current member of the
Sequoia High School Education
Foundation. “You need to show certain jobs
are filled to run the kind of campaign I’m
accustomed to running.”
Parent and former board candidate
Georgia Jack advocated for November as
well, noting that the process has been too
narrowly focused on facilities, not pro-
“I do not argue against the need for a
bond,” she said. “You should allow all the
communities between now and August to
have authentic discussions about what a
gold standard education looks like. Acom-
munication process that listens as much as
it talks … will go a long way in building
Terry Thygesen, trustee at Menlo Park
City School District, thanked the board for
its work on supporting teaching and learn-
ing for the benefit of all children. Focusing
on needs before politics is important too,
she said.
“You’re building on the shoulders of
giants who laid the foundation,” she said.
“You have a very supportive community —
you know this. I believe that this commu-
nity has been here for you before and will
be here for you again, you just have to artic-
ulate the facts.”
Board members have mixed feelings
about whether to put a measure on the June
or November ballot. Trustee Alan Sarver
said June is quite doable, but November
brings its own challenge.
“It’s not an obvious case one way or
another,” said board President Allen
Weiner. “The most important thing for us
to do is support the effort to go out [for a
measure]. … At the end of the day, I come
out in favor of June because classrooms can
be built sooner. … We’re going to win this
thing and it’s going to be great for our dis-
Board Vice President Olivia Martinez said
she hasn’t heard a single person say they
weren’t in favor of the bond proposal.
“I’m concerned if it doesn't go in June, we
won’t be prepared when students arrive at
our doorstep,” she said. “There’s no ques-
tion about the data; the bodies are in the
seats right now as we speak.”
Meanwhile, Alice Henderson, Sequoia
High School Parent Teacher Association
president, supports June as well.
“They’ve been saying ‘this is the biggest
class in decades each year,’” she said. “I
support June because, one I’m an optimist.
... One reason that June is better is for cur-
rent high school students, their families
will be impacted and it’s much easier to
engage and mobilize families that are at the
high school. … Seniors can vote in June,
not in November. ”
Former board member Don Gibson sup-
ports a June ballot measure as well.
“I think we can get a very good, strong
(campaigning) group together,” he said.
“One issue with November is during the
summer it’s very hard to get people active.
For a June election, there’s more energy
Others think November might be best.
“I recommended November,” said Trustee
Carrie Du Bois. “I want to do this very
respectfully for the community and taxpay-
ers and make sure there is a lot of communi-
cation. This is a lot of money. ”
There are some facilities updates already
underway. A two-story building with five
classrooms is currently being built at
Carlmont High School, there will be two
science and three regular classrooms. Also,
a total of five new classrooms are in final
design for Menlo-Atherton High School.
These classrooms are planned to be opera-
tional for the 2015-16 school year.
Aspecial board meeting will be held 4:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at the district
office, 480 James Ave. in Redwood City, to
vote on the ballot date. If it chooses a June
date, the board needs to also identify two
trustee representatives for the campaign
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‘Thief’ delivers
unpolished gems
By Lou Kesten
Video games are filled with scenarios
where the only solution is to blast your
way out. That’s why I have a soft spot
for “stealth” games like “Metal Gear
Solid,” “Tom Clancy’s Splinter
Cell” and 2012’s brilliant
“Dishonored.” There’s some-
thing more mentally stimulat-
ing about finding ways to
outwit your enemies with-
out filling them with lead.
In 1998, Eidos
Interactive’s “Thief:
The Dark Project”
introduced many
of the elements that ancestors like “Dishonored”
have built upon — in particular, the idea that light
is your enemy and darkness your friend. The
Eidos Montreal studio is now trying to reclaim
that legacy with “Thief” (Square Enix, for the
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox
360, PC, $59.99), a game whose bright spots are
sometimes overshadowed by thoughtless design
and technical shortcomings.
The protagonist, Garrett, is a jaded master thief
in a fog-drenched city (called “the City”) that
looks like Victorian London. In the prologue,
Garrett stumbles across an arcane ritual and gets
knocked unconscious.
Fast forward a year, and he can’t remember a
thing. The City is being destroyed by starvation
and a disease known as “the gloom,” and the
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By Susan Cohn
resolved to serve my people with all my
art, with all my talent, with all my knowl-
edge.” With these words, spoken in 1934 as
Hitler was ascending to power, Polish-born
Jewish artist and political cartoonist Arthur
Szyk (1894–1951) set out to create the
most important work of his life, his illus-
trated Haggadah.
The haggadah (Hebrew for “the telling”)
is called the great book of freedom,
recounting the story of the exodus of the
ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.
This text, used during the ritual Passover
meal, the seder, has been illustrated by
countless artists since the Middle Ages.
MOre than 5,000 versions have been print-
ed since the invention of the printing
press, making it the most published Jewish
book in history.
But Szyk’s Haggadah was unique. Keenly
aware of current events, Szyk drew striking
parallels between the Jews’ plight in Egypt
and the threat of a rising Nazi power.
Adopting the ancient techniques of
Medieval illuminated manuscripts, Szyk
created a powerful visual commentary on
the politics of his day.
Now, for the first time in more than 60
years, all 48 original paintings from
Szyk’s masterpiece are on view in The
Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibi-
tion Arthur Szyk and the Art of the
Haggadah. The exhibition features Szyk’s
miniatures on paper as well as diverse
examples of important historical and con-
temporary haggadot.
Contemporary Jewish Museum Executive
Director Lori Starr said: “The Szyk
Haggadah is a powerful and enduring testa-
ment to hope and courage. Reproductions
have been a mainstay in Jewish homes
since the 20th century, but they do not
compare with the remarkable, original
paintings. We are really thrilled to be able
to share these with the public for the first
time in decades.”
(pronounced “Shick”) was born into a well-
to-do Jewish family in Lodz in 1894, in the
part of Poland that was under Russian rule
in the 19th century. In 1898, at age four, he
started drawing portraits of guests in his
parents’ home. After studying painting in
Paris and visiting Palestine in 1914, he
was drafted into the czar’s army in World
War I but deserted. Later, he fought against
the Soviets under the legendary Polish
Marshall Josef Pilsudski. For most of the
1920s and 30s Szyk lived and worked in
France and Poland, moving to the United
Kingdom in 1937. In 1940, he settled per-
manently in the United States, where he
was granted American citizenship in 1948.
Szyk became a renowned graphic artist
and book illustrator as early as the interwar
period—his works were exhibited and pub-
lished widely. However, he gained greater
popularity due to his war caricatures, in
which, after the outbreak of World War II,
he depicted the leaders of the Axis powers
(Germany, Italy and Japan) as grotesque
caricatures of greed and evil. A self-
described “soldier in art,” his ferocious
depictions of the Axis leaders soon graced
the covers of such popular periodicals as
Time, Colliers, The New York Times and
Chicago Sun.
UM PARTICULARS. The Contemporary
Jewish Museum is located at 736 Mission
St. (between Third and Fourth streets), San
Francisco. For information about family
programs and art classes or general infor-
mation about the Contemporary Jewish
Museum, visit thecjm.org or call (415)
655-7800. Arthur Szyk and the Art of the
Haggadah is on view through June 29.
painter Yvonne Newhouse brings attention
to nature’s hidden treasures in a solo exhib-
it at the Foster City Art Gallery through
April 11 with a reception 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 8. An avid hiker both on
Bay Area trails and in the Sierra Nevada
backcountry, Newhouse has witnessed and
recorded many vistas, some of which are
painted using transparent watercolor. Also
included in the show are local flowers paint-
ed with the same sense of adventure. The
exhibit and reception are free and open to
the public. Foster City Art Gallery is locat-
ed in the Recreation Center lobby at 650
Shell Blvd. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 10
p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.
to 12 p.m. Friday and Saturday For more
information call 286-3380.
Susan Cohn can be reached at susan@smdai-
lyjournal.com or www.twitter.com/susanci-
ARTHUR SZYK AND THE ART OF THE HAGGADAH. Arthur Szyk,The Family at the Seder, 1936.
Watercolor and gouache on paper. All 48 original paintings of Szyk’s 1940 Haggadah series
are on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through June 29.
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By Jake Coyle
NEW YORK — Six years ago,
Matthew McConaughey was star-
ring in a movie called “Surfer,
Dude,” a film about as good as its
title implies. He played a shirtless
surfer plunged into an existential
crises when his good luck with
waves runs out.
McConaughey did undergo an
existential crisis around that time,
but it wasn’t about the surf. His
career had bottomed out in rom-
com mediocrity (his second come-
dy with Kate Hudson, “Fool’s
Gold,” followed “Surfer, Dude”),
overly depending on the charm of
his Texas drawl. McConaughey
resolved to do something about it.
What has followed — the so-
called McConaissance — has been
one of the most remarkable mid-
career metamorphoses in movies.
McConaughey has abruptly shift-
ed to more challenging roles and
films in a creative burst that has
clearly re-energized him. He’s
taken his matinee idol chips and
exchanged them for an actor’s
It’s been a steady renewal, build-
ing part by part. His best-actor
Academy Award nomination for
“Dallas Buyers Club” represents a
culmination, and most expect
McConaughey will be crowned
with a win at the Oscars on March
Here is a film-by-film account of
how he got here, a step-by-step
guide to the McConaissance:
This 2011 film came after a two-
year gap in McConaughey’s fil-
mography. Whereas
McConaughey was made famous
by 1996’s “A Time to Kill” play-
ing an altruistic lawyer defending
a black man in the South, in the
“Lincoln Lawyer,” he plays a
money-hungry, unscrupulous Los
Angeles attorney with
“NTGUILTY” emblazed on his
license plate. It’s a slight but
important course alteration toward
darker material.
BERNIE — McConaughey’s
career was essentially started by
Austin, Texas, filmmaker Richard
Linklater with “Dazed and
Confused.” The role of David
Wooderson has remained for
McConaughey not just one role
among many, but a guiding ethos.
He frequently quotes his “You just
gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N”
and dubbed his production compa-
ny J.K. Livin. So it makes sense
that any restart for McConaughey
would include Linklater, whose
“Bernie” features McConaughey
as district attorney Danny Buck in
a comic tale of small-town murder.
MAGIC MIKE — This was the
brashest announcement of
McConaughey’s new boldness. In
Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper
film, he goes to depths of sleaze
most actors would shy away from.
For an actor known for his quick-
ness to de-shirt, his gyrating,
blustering cowboy-themed strip-
per was a self-parodying wink: a
rodeo clown in skivvies.
KILLER JOE — McConaughey
is again on his home turf (Texas)
in William Friedkin’s adaptation
of Tracy Letts’ twistedly comic
crime tale. As a police detective
with a side business of murder-for-
hire, his chilling title character
steals the film. It’s the third in a
trio of stellar 2012 supporting
roles in which McConaughey trad-
ed the leading-man spotlight for
more dynamic ensembles.
everyone in Lee Daniels’ garish,
sweaty Florida noir was swamped
by the thick Southern Gothic
melodrama. How could anyone
even remember McConaughey was
in “The Paperboy” after the infa-
mous jellyfish sting scene with
Nicole Kidman and Zach Efron?
But the film still counts as the
kind of risk McConaughey was
starting to make routine.
MUD — In many years,
McConaughey’s supporting role
as the title character in Jeff
Nichols’ Mississippi River com-
ing-of-age film would have gotten
him Oscar consideration in its
own right. In “Mud,” he plays a
love-sick fugitive prone to (like
McConaughey, himself) wide-
eyed reverie. McConaughey has
the larger-than-life quality needed
to make Mud seem mythic to the
young boys who find him hiding
out on an island.
McConaughey’s transformation
becomes literal in the story of
HIV-infected Ron Woodroof.
Losing some 45 pounds, it’s as
though McConaughey physically
sheds his former self. But, of
course, Woodroof is a classic
McConaughey character: a swag-
gering, swashbuckling Texan. But
Woodroof’s desperation — his
white-knuckled fear and ferocious
Charting the McConaissance, film by film
Actor Matthew McConaughey addresses the audience after he was awarded in the category ‘Bester Internationaler
Schauspieler’(Best International Actor) during the ‘Goldene Kamera’(Golden Camera) awards ceremony in Berlin,
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By Jessica Herndon
DiCaprio is poking his head out of a
poolside room at the Beverly Hilton
It’s afternoon, and a swarm of media
outlets is lined up outside, chatting
with Oscar contenders after the
Academy Awards’ annual luncheon for
nominees. Nominated for lead actor for
his role as an excess-obsessed stock-
broker in “The Wolf of Wall Street,”
DiCaprio stands to gain plenty of
attention if he’s viewed, but he goes
Still, he can’t conceal his curiosity.
“What’s going on out there?” he asks
with childlike intrigue, lowering his
brow. “Why are there only two people
on pool floats?” Turns out, they’re
models hired to liven up the back-
ground of an entertainment show’s
“That’s corny,” DiCaprio says with a
laugh. But surely the 39-year-old actor
understands the allure of overdoing it.
Decadence is what fueled “Wolf,” a
film that’s gained him two Oscar nom-
inations for acting and producing.
DiCaprio has been nominated for three
other Academy Awards, starting with a
supporting actor bid for playing a teen
with autism in the 1993 drama,
“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” He’s
been overlooked each time.
This could be his year. Is he frustrat-
ed he hasn’t won?
“Here, I’ll show you the card they
gave me today” (at the luncheon), he
says, rummaging through his pockets
after setting aside the electronic ciga-
rette he says he puffs to “relieve the
stress of life.” He retrieves a small
white card he calls “that little football
chalk-up” listing his film stats.
Leaning in, he points to the portion
that reads: five nominations, zero
wins. With a heavy chuckle he looks
up and says, “Zip!”
With the card back in his pocket,
DiCaprio adds: “It’s quite interesting.
People think I feel I’m overdue for
something ...” He stares at the ground
for a moment, collecting his thoughts.
“Anyone wants to be accepted by their
peers, but the truth is every year is
unique and everyone is just going to
vote for who they think is worthy.”
Nominated for lead actor Oscars for
“The Aviator” and “Blood Diamond,”
DiCaprio has lost to Jamie Foxx and
Forest Whitaker (he lost the best sup-
porting actor statuette to Tommy Lee
Jones). This year, he’s up against
Christian Bale, Chiwetel Ejiofor,
Bruce Dern and Matthew
McConaughey, who is considered
DiCaprio’s biggest threat for his por-
trayal of a rodeo-loving Texan with
HIV in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
“We haven’t seen Leo and
McConaughey paired off in any award
show,” says Tom O’Neil, editor of the
awards prediction site goldderby.com.
“The assumption is Leo can’t do it.”
But this wouldn’t be because he lacks
skill. DiCaprio, whose first big film
role was opposite Robert De Niro in
1993’s “This Boy’s Life,” has starred
in a number of films that gained Oscar
attention, including two best picture
winners: “Titanic” and “The Departed.”
“Gangs of New York,” “Catch Me if
You Can,” “Revolutionary Road,”
“Inception,” “Django Unchained” and
last year’s “The Great Gatsby” have
also earned Academy attention.
“It’s as if the old men in the Academy
look at someone like Leo and say, ‘You
have the money, the fame, the babes,
but here’s one thing you can’t have,”’
adds O’Neil. “We’ve seen a history of
it. Paul Newman didn’t win until he was
past the age of 60. Often, if you are old
or if you let yourself go to hell like
Matthew McConaughey did in ‘Dallas
Buyers Club’ by losing a lot of weight,
the Academy awards you.”
Many major Hollywood talents have
endured Oscar snubs. Neither Alfred
Could ‘Wolf’ mark end of DiCaprio’s Oscar drought?
Decadence is what fueled ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’a film that’s
gained Leonardo DiCaprio two Oscar nominations for acting
and producing.
“The thing about it is no
matter what film he’s in, even if
you didn’t like the movie, you leave the
theater and go,‘That guy just never misses.”’
— Jonah Hill
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Oscars bittersweet for
some documentary nominees
BEVERLYHILLS — While the Academy Awards are a cel-
ebration for most nominees, they’re a reminder for some
filmmakers of those they’ve recently lost.
During a Wednesday-night event honoring this year’s
documentary nominees, “The Lady in Number 6: Music
Saved My Life” filmmakers reminisced about Alice Herz-
Sommer, the optimistic 110-year-old musician and
Holocaust survivor who served as the star of their Oscar-
nominated short documentary.
Herz-Sommer, a piano player who was believed to be the
oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died Sunday at a
London hospital.
“We thought she was going to go on forever,” said direc-
tor Malcolm Clarke, who told the crowd at the motion pic-
ture academy headquarters he originally didn’t want to
make a film about Herz-Sommer until he met her and was
taken with her charisma.
“The Lady in Number 6” is competing against earth artist
portrait “CaveDigger,” hate crime account “Facing Fear, ”
Yemeni uprising story “Karama Has No Walls” and prison
hospice tale “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private
Jack Hall” for the short documentary trophy at the
Academy Awards.
Morgan Neville, director of documentary feature nomi-
nee “20 Feet From Stardom,” recalled that film producer
Gil Friesen originally conceived of the idea of a film about
backup singers. Friesen, an entertainment executive who
helped to found A&M Records, died in 2012.
Oscars expect sun, but ready for rain on show day
LOS ANGELES — Like the annual Tournament of Roses
parade, the Oscars are usually blessed with standard
Southern California weather: sunshine and blue skies.
That could be the case again this year, but not until the
first major storm to hit Los Angeles this winter gives the
area a major dousing.
The National Weather Service predicts heavy rain
Thursday night and Friday, with showers Saturday that
could continue through Oscar Sunday.
“We’re prepared to welcome our guests regardless of the
weather,” said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences spokeswoman Teni Melidonian, adding that she
expects clear skies for the big show.
Hollywood Boulevard is already blanketed with red car-
pet, which is protected with plastic wrap. The whole
arrivals area — the carpet, fan bleachers, interview stages
and photographers’ risers — is topped with a clear plastic
tent that stretches from the intersection of Hollywood and
Highland boulevards to the front of the Dolby Theatre.
That’s standard practice, said Joe Lewis, associate pro-
ducer of the red carpet pre-show.
“We’re as prepared as we can be,” he said.
Angelina Jolie wows Oscar rehearsal actors
LOS ANGELES — To the world, she’s a humanitarian,
superstar actress and half of Hollywood’s most glamorous
But to the workers who met Angelina Jolie Thursday at
Oscar rehearsals, she was just “Angie.”
The 38-year-old Oscar winner, who was honored with the
film academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award last
year, came to the Dolby Theatre to run through the lines
she’ll say in front of millions on Sunday. Afterward, she
hung around chatting to show producers and introduced
herself as “Angie” to a group of college students serving
as trophy carriers this year.
“You’ll help make the night a fun night,” she said warm-
ly to the star-struck students. One told her, “You were great
out there.”
“I didn’t fall!” Jolie replied with a smile, confessing that
the silver peep-toe pumps she paired with capri pants and
a sweater for the rehearsal are her actual show-day shoes.
“After you’ve done this a few times, you learn to wear the
shoes you’re going to present in,” she said.
Oscar briefs
By Jonathan Landrum Jr.
Forest Whitaker isn’t much bothered
by being one of the season’s biggest
Oscar snubs.
Although he’s won an Academy
Award and a Golden Globe, it’s always
been about the craft for the veteran
actor. So repeated comments that he
deserved a nomination for his leading
role in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and
for “Fruitvale Station,” which he co-
produced, just roll right off.
“I’ve been doing this for years and
my goal is purely to expand the human
experience, to expand myself and con-
nection with other people,” he said in
a recent phone interview to promote
his new film “Repentance.” “That’s
my real goal. It’s always nice when
people celebrate me or my work. But
that’s not my real marker. It’s seems to
be more of a marker for others.”
Sure, Whitaker was disappointed
that “Fruitvale Station” wasn’t among
the nine Oscar nominees for best-pic-
ture. But he ultimately felt the film did-
n’t need a nomination or an award to
validate its success. It was “beautifully
done,” he says.
“It was some great performances,
and I think people did acknowledge my
work,” he said. “As far as nomina-
tions, you really just can’t allow your-
self to get caught up. You just have to
see how it flows.”
“The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station,”
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and
nine-time nominee “12 Years a Slave”
were among last year’s bumper crop of
acclaimed films about black racial
While gratified with Hollywood’s
attention to these issues, Whitaker is
hopeful black actors will also be cast
in more natural, colorblind roles in
films that go beyond a racial theme or
ethnic marketing strategy.
“In my career, probably maybe 80
percent of the time, I’ve been playing
characters that had no ethnicity or dif-
ferent culture,” Whitaker said. “So I’ve
been lucky.”
But there’s no question Whitaker’s
characters have been diverse — from
his assassin in 2000’s “Ghost Dog:
The Way of the Samurai” to his Oscar-
winning portrayal of Ugandan dictator
No Oscar nod, no problem:
Whitaker works on craft
Actor Forest Whitaker attends a news conference to promote the movie La Voie De
L’Ennemi (Two Men In Town) at the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in
Berlin, Germany.
See WHITAKER, Page 22
Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
vile Baron Northcrest has its residents liv-
ing in terror. Garrett’s ability to sneak into
the Baron’s heavily guarded fortresses may
be the only thing that can stop the City
from descending into anarchy.
Garrett begins with a few essential tools:
a blackjack for knocking out nosy guards, a
claw for climbing walls, a bow and a quiver
of arrows. Water and fire arrows let Garrett
douse and relight torches, while rope
arrows, which can be shot into hanging
beams, help him climb onto rooftops. As
soon as you raise the cash you should buy a
wrench, a razor and wire cutters, which
Garrett uses to steal plaques and paintings
and disarm traps.
The event in the prologue has also gifted
Garrett with “focus” powers, which, when
activated, increase his dexterity, speed and
perception. Focus is most useful when
you’re searching for loot, highlighting all
the treasures and traps in a given room.
The major story missions are well con-
structed, and often so suspenseful I found
myself holding my breath. They offer a
variety of approaches: You can be a
“ghost,” completely avoiding detection; an
“opportunist,” collecting the most loot; or
a “predator,” killing anyone who stands in
your way. Two clients, an inventor and a cir-
cus master, also provide some intriguing
side missions.
And then there’s your fence, Basso, who
has a list of a few dozen artifacts he wants
you to hunt down. Some of those are easy
enough to find — you just need to climb
through the right window — while others
require some tricky navigation of the City’s
rooftops and alleys.
The main obstacle to your crime spree is
the Baron’s Watch, an army of surly thugs
who patrol the streets. They aren’t particu-
larly bright, animated by shaky artificial
intelligence, but they are everywhere and
they will kill you if they see you.
The initial challenge of avoiding the
guards gets tiresome by the fifth or sixth
time you need to cross the City to start your
next mission. And neighborhoods are divid-
ed by loading screens that kill any sense of
immersion — an irritation that’s inexcus-
able these days, particularly if you’re play-
ing on a high-powered PlayStation 4 or
Xbox One.
Finally, the overarching story in “Thief”
is incoherent. Midway through I gave up
trying to make any sense of it and settled in
to just enjoy the clever individual missions.
Fans of stealth games, who get so few of
them, will probably be able to overlook the
flaws in “Thief,” while wishing Eidos had
polished it more carefully. Three stars out of
Continued from page 17
will to survive — is the more striking meta-
morphosis for the once golden, ever-grin-
ning McConaughey.
still gaunt in Martin Scorsese’s romp, look-
ing roomy in his pinstripe suit. In a memo-
rable cameo, he schools Leonardo
DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort on the ways of
finance: It’s “a fugazi — fairy dust” he says.
In a speech that sets the beat for the entire
film, McConaughey thumps his chest and
hums in a bizarre meditation ritual that actu-
ally comes from the actor’s own pre-scene
preparation. (DiCaprio urged him to use it
for the film.)
“Dallas Buyers Club,” the currently-airing
HBO series represents the very height of
McConaughey’s abilities. McConaughey
plays the police detective Rust Cohle in two
very different versions, separated by numer-
ous years. The older, long-haired, hard-
drinking version is more typical
McConaughey. But the younger Cohle is
something different entirely: intellectual,
poised and laconic. It’s like the weight loss
of “Dallas Buyers Club” has had an after-
glow effect, reshaping his manner and phys-
icality. It’s fitting, perhaps, that
McConaughey’s best performance should be
alongside Woody Harrelson, his “Surfer,
Dude” co-star.
AND BEYOND? Due out in November,
McConaughey stars in Christopher Nolan’s
time-travelling sci-fi film “Interstellar,” one
of the most anticipated movies of the year.
The McConaissance continues.
Continued from page 19
Hitchcock nor Stanley Kubrick ever
received directing trophies. At the risk of
gaining comparisons to the late actor Peter
O’Toole, who was nominated eight times
without a win, DiCaprio could go home
empty-handed again.
“The thing about it is no matter what film
he’s in, even if you didn’t like the movie,
you leave the theater and go, ‘That guy just
never misses,”’ says DiCaprio’s “Wolf” co-
star Jonah Hill, who is nominated for a best
supporting actor Oscar. “Watching Leo
work on ‘Wolf,’ I understand how brilliant
he is at what he does. He didn’t miss a single
moment of that character.”
He’s been particularly dedicated to the
Oscar campaign for “Wolf” — DiCaprio
even appeared on “Saturday Night Live”
with Hill. “Wolf” marks the actor’s fifth col-
laboration with Martin Scorsese. It’s a
project he takes extreme pride in, largely
because he was part of its development.
“The fact that I brought it to Scorsese and
put the financing together ... all of these
elements add a whole other level of respon-
sibility,” he says. That includes defending
the racy material in the film, which has
gained a bad rep for glorifying greed.
“I’ve never been a part of a film that had
this sincere level of controversy around it,”
DiCaprio says. “But I want to have films out
there that cater to an audience that I think is
yearning for something that is a little more
His hunch proved spot-on. “Wolf,” cost-
ing $100 million to make, has earned over
$230 million worldwide. “You make these
movies, you work as hard as you possibly
can, you put your life on hold and you hope
for the best,” adds the actor.
“I’ve had the same mentality ever since I
got my first movie,” he says. “I got my foot
in this door and I am going to continue to
jam it in there and grind.”
Continued from page 20
Idi Amin in 2006’s “The Last King of
Whitaker took on a new challenge in
“Repentance,” a psychological thriller in
theaters Friday. He plays bipolar Angel
Sanchez, who seeks private treatment from
a spiritual adviser, then takes him hostage.
It’s also one of Whitaker’s darkest roles
— a “new territory,” as he calls it. To pre-
pare, Whitaker talked with mental patients
and researched books and articles on the
According to cast mates, Whitaker made it
seem easy.
“He was very focused and specific,” said
Nicole Ari Parker, who plays Whitaker’s
wife. “It was almost easy to be in a scene
with him because he was so powerful. ... It
was wonderful.”
So is this a colorblind film? Not exactly.
The story is based on Philippe Caland’s
2012 film “The Guru and the Gypsy,” which
featured a cast of mostly white characters.
But Whitaker wanted to remake the movie
with an all-black cast. In addition to
Whitaker and Parker, it stars Anthony
Mackie, Sanaa Lathan and Mike Epps.
“I thought it was a brilliant idea,” said
Caland, who directed Whitaker in the 2007
film “Ripple Effect.” “It allowed my film to
be its own project that became bigger. He
helped reinvent my movie rather than
remake it.”
Caland notes the film not only gave
Whitaker an opportunity to portray a char-
acter outside his norm, but also allowed co-
stars to stretch a bit, too, such as Epps, who
is best known as a comedian.
The director said Epps showed he could
play a serious role. “He wasn’t the obvious
choice, but delivered in an amazing way, ”
said Caland. “It was a surprise to every-
body. ”
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Spirituality and Veterans. 7:30 a.m.
Crystal Springs Golf Course, 6650
Golf Course Drive, Burlingame.
Speaker: Rev. Chaplain Virginia
Jackson, D. Min., BCC. $15 includes
breakfast. For more information and
to RSVP call Jake at 515-5891.
Free Tax Preparation. 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Samaritan House, 4031 Pacific
Blvd., San Mateo. To make an
appointment or for more informa-
tion call 523-0804.
Afterschool Special at
CuriOdyssey. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
Drive, San Mateo. Receive 50 percent
your admission. Let your child
explore interactive science exhibits
and more than 50 native animals. For
more information call 342-7755.
Buy One, Get One Free at the Book
Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage
Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont.
Proceeds benefit the Belmont
Library. For more information call
Kingston Cafe Second
Anniversary Celebration. 5 p.m. to
9 p.m. Kingston Cafe, 19 N. Kingston
St., San Mateo. Live music featuring
local artists Heather Scarlett Rose
and Ronin Rock & Blues. For more
information go to www.kingston-
cafesanmateo.com or call 477-2276.
Billy Manzik and Seconds on End
at Devil’s Canyon. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
935 Washington St., San Carlos.
Admission is free. Doors open at 4
p.m. For more information call 592-
BREW or go to
Cheer and Dance Exhibition Show.
6 p.m. Sequoia High School Gym No.
1, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.
$10 for adults and $7 for students.
For more information call 593-6269.
North Star Academy presents
‘Fiddler on the Roof Jr.’ 7 p.m.
McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St.,
Redwood City. $8 to $14. For tickets
go to www.northstartix.com.
Many Dances. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center,
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
$5. For more information call 747-
‘Little Women.’ 7:30 p.m. Notre
Dame de Namur University Theatre,
1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $25 gen-
eral, $15 students/seniors. For more
information go to www.brownpa-
Amy Obenski and Artemesia Black
with Kenny Schick. 8 p.m. Red Rock,
201 Castro St., Mountain View. This
concert will feature acoustic lyric
moody folk-rock. Free and for all
ages. For more information call 967-
4473 or go to
HP CodeWars Silicon Valley 2014.
8 a.m. to noon. HP Labs, 1501 Page
Mill Road, Palo Alto. The competition
is open to all high school students,
public or private. Pizza and caffeine
will be provided. For more informa-
tion on HP CodeWars, go to
www.hpcodewars.org. CodeWars
Silicon Valley specific information
will be posted at https://www.face-
book. com/pages/HP-Codewars-
Mushroom Walk at Filoli. 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. Filoli, 86 Cañada Road,
Woodside. $15 for adult members,
$20 for adult non-members. $5 or
child members, $10 for non-member
children. For more information go to
Canyon wildflower hike. 10 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. 44 Visitacion Ave., Suite
206, Brisbane. Bring water and a
snack or lunch. Dress for varied
weather. Hike led at a leisurely pace
with time for discussion. For more
information contact
‘Asian Fusion’ Collection Opening
Day. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Portola Art
Gallery at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor
Road, Menlo Park. This collection by
Linda Salter runs through March 31.
Portola Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. For more
information visit www.portolaart-
Bountiful Blueberries Class at
Common Ground. 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Common Ground Garden
Supply and Education Center, 559
College Ave., Palo Alto. For more
information go to www.common-
Eth-Noh-Tec Kinetic Story Theater.
11 a.m. Menlo Park City Council
Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo
Park. Stories from across Asia come
alive through music, dance and spo-
ken word. For more information call
E2 Fitness and Breakfast: Ultimate
Workout with Stella Sandoval. 11
a.m. Whole Foods Market, 1010 Park
Place, San Mateo. For more informa-
tion contact hsu-lien.rivera@whole-
Fault Zone Literary Reading. 2 p.m.
Reach and Teach, 144 W. 25th Ave.,
San Mateo. Come hear local authors
read their work. Ten authors will read
from the anthology ‘Fault Zone:
Shift,’ the latest in the annual series
published by California Writers Club,
Peninsula Branch. Free and open to
public. For more information call
‘The Sound of Music’ by the
Peninsula Youth Theatre. 2 p.m.
Mountain View Center for the
Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.,
Mountain View. Tickets are $20. To
purchase tickets call 903-6000 or go
to www.pytnet.org.
The San Bruno Lions Club Crab
Feast and Dance. 5:30 p.m. to mid-
night. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555
Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno.
Dancing to the live music of West
Bay Rhythm. $55 per person. For
more information call 952-4021.
Carl Tilchen and Cryin’ Shame with
Stacey Erdman and Dan Newitt. 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. Lutticken’s Restaurant,
3535 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo
North Star Academy presents
‘Fiddler on the Roof Jr.’ 7 p.m.
McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St.,
Redwood City. A Tony award win-
ning musical musical set in 1905
Tzarist Russia about a Jewish father
who tries to maintain traditions and
culture amidst political turmoil and
unrest. $8 to $14. For tickets go to
The Gotham City Black & White
Ball. 7 p.m. San Mateo Masonic
Lodge, 100 N. Ellsworth Ave., San
Mateo. $15. For more information
call (510) 522-1731.
‘The Sound of Music’ by the
Peninsula Youth Theatre. 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View Center for the
Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.,
Mountain View. Tickets are $20. To
purchase tickets call 903-6000 or go
to www.pytnet.org.
‘Little Women.’ 7:30 p.m. Notre
Dame de Namur University Theatre,
1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $25 gen-
eral, $15 students/seniors. For more
information go to www.brownpa-
Repair Cafe. Museum of American
Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
Bring your broken household items
to the Repair Cafe and work with our
Repair Volunteers, your neighbors,
friends and others to keep your
favorite things working and out of
our scarce landfill. Free. For more
information visit www.repaircafe-
‘The Sound of Music’ by the
Peninsula Youth Theatre. 1 p.m.
Mountain View Center for the
Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.,
Mountain View. Tickets are $20. To
purchase tickets call 903-6000 or go
to www.pytnet.org.
North Star Academy presents
‘Fiddler on the Roof Jr.’ 1 p.m.
McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St.,
Redwood City. $8 to $14. For tickets
go to www.northstartix.com.
Seminar. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. San
Mateo Arboretum, 101 Ninth Ave.,
San Mateo. The class will discuss
basic water-saving gardening tech-
niques including plant selection and
placement, proper irrigation, soil
preparation and design. Free. For
more information go to
First Sunday Line Dance with Tina
Beare and Jeanette Feinberg. 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. San Bruno Senior
Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road.
$5. For more information call 616-
‘Little Women.’ 2 p.m. Notre Dame
de Namur University Theatre, 1500
Ralston Ave., Belmont. $25 general,
$15 students/seniors. For more
information go to www.brownpa-
Summer Camp Fair at Hillsdale
Shopping Center. Noon to 4 p.m.
Hillsdale Shopping Center, Macy’s
Center Court, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. More than 50 camps will be
gathered to help parents research
and find that perfect summer expe-
rience for their children. Camps
geared to all ages and interests will
be represented. For more informa-
tion email
Oscar Party. 4 p.m. Lariat Tavern,
1428 El Camino Real, Belmont.
Potluck appetizers so bring a dish to
share. Ballot pool will be going on
before the start of the show. For
more information call 593-7201.
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.
Powers Board in the fall, according to
Caltrain officials.
The approval of the EIR is an impor-
tant step for it to become 75 percent
electrified by 2020 and fully by 2040,
according to Caltrain officials.
In the worst-case scenario, support-
ing the electrification infrastructure
could require Caltrain to purchase or
arrange easements for 1.5 acres for
substations in South San Francisco
and San Jose, up to 18 acres through-
out constrained areas along the 51
miles of electrified tracks from San
Jose to San Francisco and the removal
of up to 2,200 trees and pruning of
another 3,600, according to Caltrain
The regional rail anticipates its cur-
rent 1.3 million monthly ridership
will double in 30 years and keeping up
with the demand will require a $1.5 bil-
lion revamp, according to Caltrain
The Caltrain Modernization Project
will help it save money on fuel, allow
six more trains on the track per hour
for faster service and have substantial
environmental benefits, said Caltrain
communications manager Jayme
“First, because it’s directly tied to
the long-term sustainability of
Caltrain, we’re nearing maximum
capacity in our peak commute hours,”
Ackemann said. “It’s also an impor-
tant regional benefit because it pro-
vides some substantial greenhouse gas
reductions and it’s going to pave the
way for high-speed rail to operate on
this corridor once they have completed
their EIR process.”
Caltrain’s project became inter-
twined with the development of high-
speed rail when the two agreed to a
blended track system; however, this
draft EIR solely refers to Caltrain’s
electrification and does not approve
any regional development of high-
speed rail, Caltrain officials said.
The Caltrain electrification includes
Communication Based Overlay Signal
System and Positive Train Control, a
federally required GPS-based safety
technology capable of preventing
train-to-train collisions; pole-sup-
ported electric wires and new trains.
The installation of Positive Train
Control is already underway and,
although only 35 percent of the entire
project design is complete, this draft
EIR encompasses worst-case scenarios
allowing it to move forward once a
final design is chosen, according to
Caltrain officials.
“We’ll be more project ready if we
have to come up with plan b,” said
Marian Lee, executive officer for
Caltrain’s Modernization Project.
Caltrain will work with property
owners along the corridor whose
homes, trees or backyards may be
encroached upon by an up to 10-foot
buffer zone from the electrical wires
and poles, according to the draft EIR.
There are at least two designs to sup-
port the electrical wires with both
requiring 23-foot poles in 200-foot
intervals, Lee said.
One is for a single pole centered
between the tracks and the other, con-
sidered the worst-case scenario, is for
two poles on the outsides of the tracks.
Based on the worst-case scenario,
Caltrain would need 10 acres of private
residential, commercial or industrial
property, eight acres of public roads
and .3 acres of parklands, according to
the draft. The total acreage of its
encroachment is only in confined sec-
tions that are spread throughout the 51
miles of track, Lee said.
In some cases, all it could require
is an easement on private property
and the owner agreeing to leave up
to 10 feet of their property vacant.
There are 19,000 trees in the
Caltrain right-of-way and it may
need to remove or prune up to 5,800
of them, according to the draft.
“When we get to trees, it’s going to
be a hard discussion to have with
folks,” Lee said.
Caltrain would pay to remove, relo-
cate or prune the trees and, depending
on negotiations with individual cities,
may develop a “tree fund,” Lee said.
Based on the draft EIR’s worst-case
scenario model, up to 420 trees in San
Mateo will be either pruned or
removed, 239 in Burlingame, 231 in
San Carlos, 201 in Redwood City and
629 in Menlo Park.
Caltrain will work with property
owners to mitigate possible impacts,
Lee said.
“The path of least resistance is the
path we will choose,” Lee said.
Owners of properties that border the
tracks and may be affected can expect
to receive letters in the mail in the
coming days, Ackemann said.
Environmental impact, funding
Going electric is expected to
improve the regional air quality by up
to 84 percent by 2020, take more than
600,000 daily vehicle mile’s off the
region’s roads by 2040 and reduce up
to 177,000 metric tons of green house
gas emissions by 2040.
Half of the funding of Caltrain’s
$1.5 billion electrification price tag
was anticipated to come from the
High-Speed Rail Authority, which
would benefit from the electrification
of the tracks. However, with the High-
Speed Rail Authority’s legal battles
and a July 1 deadline to earn state
money before losing federal grants,
Caltrain cannot currently claim any
dedicated funds for future construction.
Put simply, if high-speed rail does not
move forward, Caltrain will have to
look for another source of funding for
half of this electrification project.
But Caltrain is working with a 150-
year-old house and although it has
given many of the trains a mid-life
upgrade, it’s now in a position where it
needs to start preparing for upgrades,
Caltrain officials said.
To review a copy of the Caltrain
Modification Project draft
Environmental Impact Report or to
review a list of scheduled meetings
visit www.caltrain.com/electrifica-
tion. The first meeting is 6 p.m.-8
p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the Caltrain
offices, second floor auditorium, 1250
San Carlos Ave., San Carlos.
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California — allowed our colleges to
offer hundreds of classes to tens of
thousands of students who otherwise
wouldn’t have been served,” she said
in a statement. “Our fiscal situation
has stabilized and improved.”
The parcel tax was put in place to
provide College of San Mateo,
Skyline College and Cañada College
local funds to ensure affordable quality
education for students including train-
ing for careers in nursing, health care,
technology, engineering, sciences,
police, firefighting, maintaining core
academics in reading, writing, math,
preparing students for universities and
keeping libraries open.
The board next meets March 26.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
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PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be sensitive, open and
honest in your dealings with loved ones. If they feel you
are holding back, it may cause irreparable damage to
your most intimate relationships.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t try so hard. It
isn’t necessary to go to extreme lengths to gain the
approval of your colleagues. Your kindness, generosity
and compassion will create a favorable impression.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Recreation and
entertainment are the order of the day. Romance,
travel, or interesting pastimes will generate excitement.
Put mundane activities on hold for the time being.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — There are many places
where your talents can be put to good use. Make
others aware of your capabilities by confidently
presenting what you have to offer.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Even if you are
happy with life, new and rewarding experiences
are worth checking out. Take advantage of
opportunities that promise to broaden your
horizons and indulge your curiosity.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take steps to cultivate
beneficial partnerships, deal with unsatisfying
financial matters and initiate new strategies for
moving forward. You need a concrete agenda and
decisive action to get what you want.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Use a confident and
direct approach in all your affairs today. Be assertive
when asking for what you want. Sitting back quietly
and hoping for results will accomplish nothing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It’s a good day to
reassess your love life and family relationships.
If you are not satisfied, now is the time to make a
positive change. Consider the needs of others as
well as your own.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’ll become
irritated and upset over minor issues. Rather than
allowing yourself to become distraught over small
details, bite your tongue and save your energies for
more important matters.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Put your worries
on the back burner. Disagreements, work and
problems with meddlers will lead to bitterness. Get
outside to remind yourself of the beauty of nature.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You have good ideas
and should plan to move forward. The encouragement
you receive will help you reach your destination. Strive
for success and share your victory with loved ones.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You may have been
neglecting your self-improvement goals. Engage in
some pleasurable physical activity, and you will be
rewarded with better health, renewed energy and a
sense of fulfillment.
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We will help you recruit qualified, talented
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104 Training
The San Mateo Daily Journal Classi-
fieds will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, and its lia-
bility shall be limited to the price of one
insertion. No allowance will be made for
errors not materially affecting the value
of the ad. All error claims must be sub-
mitted within 30 days. For full advertis-
ing conditions, please ask for a Rate
107 Musical Instruction
Private lessons in your home or
at San Mateo Studio.
Rentals available.
110 Employment
A new Thai restaurant in Half Moon Bay,
open May 2014, requires 2 authentic
Thai chefs.
Please send resume to
110 Employment
2 years experience
Immediate placement
on all assignments.
Call (650)777-9000
Breakfast Attendant
Apply in person:
Best Western,
2940 S. Norfolk St.,
San Mateo
Or call 650-341-3300
110 Employment
San Mateo, CA
Customer Service/Seamstress;
Are you…..Dependable,
friendly, detail oriented,
willing to learn new skills?
Do you have….Good English skills, a
desire for steady employment and
employment benefits?
Immediate openings for customer
If you possess the above
qualities, please call for an
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Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great
pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp
Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273,
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110 Employment
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San Mateo, CA 94401
Please apply in person from Monday to Friday
(Between 10:00am to 4:00pm)
You can also call for an appointment or
apply online at
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MSCS or related. Mail resumes to
HR, Nextag, Inc., 2955 Campus
Drive, 3d Fl, San Mateo, CA 94403.
110 Employment
The Daily Journal is looking for in-
terns to do entry level reporting, re-
search, updates of our ongoing fea-
tures and interviews. Photo interns al-
so welcome.
We expect a commitment of four to
eight hours a week for at least four
months. The internship is unpaid, but
intelligent, aggressive and talented in-
terns have progressed in time into
paid correspondents and full-time re-
College students or recent graduates
are encouraged to apply. Newspaper
experience is preferred but not neces-
sarily required.
Please send a cover letter describing
your interest in newspapers, a resume
and three recent clips. Before you ap-
ply, you should familiarize yourself
with our publication. Our Web site:
Send your information via e-mail to
news@smdailyjournal.com or by reg-
ular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210,
San Mateo CA 94402.
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Apply in Person at or email resume to
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26 Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Peninsula has an opening for a Account Executive.
The position is responsible for developing new business
opportunities and maintaining those customers within the
San Mateo County and Santa Clara County area.
The candidate will develop new business through a
combination of cold calling, outdoor canvassing, net-
working and any other technique necessary to achieve
his or her goals.
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sentation, organizational skills are
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succeed responsibly also required.
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee
Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name
Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce
Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com
Notice Invitation to Bid for Project
Sequoia Healthcare District hereby notifies interested parties of a tenant im-
provement project including design built MEP of approximately 800 square
feet of classroom/office space at its building located at 525 Veterans Boule-
vard in Redwood city, California.
Interested parties (General Contractors only) may pick up bidding materials
including instructions and working drawings from the District’s offices on or af-
ter March 5. There will be a mandatory bidder’s conference and walk through
on Wednesday, March 12 at 11:00 AM. Please call Janeene Johnson at (650)
421-2155 x 201 or Lee Michelson (650) 421-2155 x 202 to arrange for an ap-
pointment to pick up materials. All bids must be submitted to the District Office
at 525 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94063 to Janeene Johnson no later
than 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
110 Employment
Clean DMV and background. $2000
Guaranteed per Month. Taxi Permit
required Call (650)703-8654
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 526535
Chung Or and Sau OR
Petitioner, Chung Or filed a petition with
this court for a decree changing name
as follows:
a) Present name: Chung Shun John Or
a) Propsed Name: John Chung Or
b) Present name: Sau Wai Donna Wan
b) Propsed Name: Donna Wan Or
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on April 9, 2014
at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room , at 400 Coun-
ty Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A
copy of this Order to Show Cause shall
be published at least once each week for
four successive weeks prior to the date
set for hearing on the petition in the fol-
lowing newspaper of general circulation:
Daily Journal
Filed: 02/14/ 2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 02/13/2014
(Published, 02/28/14, 03/07/2014,
03/14/2014, 02/21/2014)
The following person is doing business
as: Blue Line Pizza, San Carlos, 1201
San Carlos Ave., SAN CARLOS, CA
94070 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: The Pizza Alliance 5, LLC,
CA. The business is conducted by a
Limited Liability Company. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Angela Pace /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/26/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Dog Patch AMTs, 1 Madrone Way,
PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owners: Jamal
Shouman, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Liza Quiambao /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/31/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/07/14, 02/14/14, 02/21/14, 02/28/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: CA Vehicle Registration Services,
436 Peninsula Ave., Ste A, SAN MA-
TEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by
the following owners: William David Me-
na, 1169 Adams St., Redwood City, CA
94061. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ William David Mena /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/06/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/07/14, 02/14/14, 02/21/14, 02/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 373 Media 205 De Anza Blvd., #263,
SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Will Wick,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 01/08/2014.
/s/ Will Wick /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/08/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/07/14, 02/14/14, 02/21/14, 02/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Columbo Plumbing, 892 Higate Dr.,
DALY CITY, CA 94015 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Charles J.
Ciolino, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Charles J. Ciolino /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/06/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/07/14, 02/14/14, 02/21/14, 02/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Digintec, 14 Arlington Dr., SOUTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Carlos
Quevedo, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Carlos Quevedo /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/23/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/07/14, 02/14/14, 02/21/14, 02/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Apollo Pro Cleaners, 751 Laurel St.,
No. 817, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Cleaners Eco, Inc., CA. The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Byi S. Shek Chow /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/03/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/07/14, 02/14/14, 02/21/14, 02/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Dotcom Limo, 1534 Plaza Ln., #214,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Lalit Kal-
ra, 1445 El Camino Real #2, BURLIN-
GAME, CA 94010. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Lalit Kalra /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/14/14, 02/21/14, 02/28/14, 03/07/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as:California Auto Body & Repair Center,
107-109 S. Railroad Ave. SAN MATEO,
CA 94401 is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owner: California Auto Body &
Repair Center, LLC., CA. The business
is conducted by a Limited Liability Com-
pany. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Elena Carpenter /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/14/14, 02/21/14, 02/28/14, 03/07/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Flavas Jamaican Grill, 314 Liden
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Arleen Lindsay and Leroy
Douglas, 417 Piecadilly Pl., #11, San
Bruno, CA 94066. The business is con-
ducted by a Joint Venture. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Ajay Bulchandani /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/19/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/21/14, 02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Scorpion Construction and Supply,
3499 E. Bayshore Rd., Space 82, RED-
WOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Allena Par-
kins, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Ajay Bulchandani /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/11/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/21/14, 02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Byron Street Partners, 3751 Hamilton
Way, EMERALD HILLS, CA 94062 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: 1) Daniel Peterson, same address,
2) Daniel Lucas 144 Bryon St., Palo Alto,
CA 94301, 3) James L. Walters, 910
Sunset Ln., San Carlos, CA 94070. The
business is conducted by a General Part-
nership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Daniel Peterson /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/20/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/21/14, 02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Streamlined Accounting Solutions,
415 Portofino Dr. #D, SAN CARLOS, CA
94070 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Olga Gorinoff, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on.
/s/ Olga Gorinoff /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Erector Desk, 240 Dollar Ave. Unit
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Erector Desk, LLC, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Lia-
bility Company. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Joan Van Hoy /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Taylor & Jayne Salon, 930 Ralston
Ave., BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Syd-
ney Jayne Zolezzi 2834 Sorci Dr., San
Jose, CA 95124 and Michele Taylor Mir-
assom 1860 Rosswood Dr., San Jose,
CA 95124. The business is conducted
by a General Partnership. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Sydney Zolezzi /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/04/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) NorCal Delivery Services, 2)
NorCal Logistics, 211 Elm St. Apt. 302,
SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Christian
James Gomez, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Christian Gomez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/19/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Apex Microelectronic USA Co., LTD,
CO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Nano Pacific Corp.,
CA. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Sherrina Chiong/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Wellspring Healing, 274 Gateway Dr.,
PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Jodi Man-
busan, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Jodi Manbusan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 2X2 Ministries, 274 Gateway Dr., PA-
CIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby registered
by the following owners: Jesse R. Mani-
busan, and Jodi Manbusan, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by a
Husband and Wife. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Jodi Manbusan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
Harbor District
Boat Pump-out Services
Request for Proposal
Mandatory Meeting of
all providers
March 11, 2014 at 9am.
Oyster Point Marina
Harbor Office at
95 Harbormaster Road, #1,
South San Francisco.
(office number for directions
etc. only is 650-952 0808)
Please visit
203 Public Notices
Case Number: 124217
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: DAVID MICHAEL CICE-
RO, SR. A Petition for Probate has been
filed by David M. Cicero, Jr. in the Supe-
rior Court of California, County of San
Mateo. The Petition for Probate requests
that David M. Cicero, Jr. be appointed
as personal representative to administer
the estate of the decedent.
The petition requests authority to admin-
ister the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: March 28, 2014 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal au-
thority may affect your rights as a cred-
itor. You may want to consult with an at-
torney knowledgeable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Roger D. Bolgard, Esq., (State Bar#
787 Munras Ave., Ste. 200
Dated: February 27, 2013
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on February 28, March 7, 14, 2014.
27 Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
203 Public Notices
The following person is abandoning the
use of the fictitious business name:
Shradha Handicrafts, 82 E. 39th Ave.,
#D, SAN MATEO, CA 94403. The ficti-
tious business name was filed on
12/31/2013 in the county of San Mateo.
The business was conducted by: Pashu-
pati Lai Malakar, same address. The
business was conducted by an Individu-
/s/ Pashupati Lai Malakar /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 01/29/2014. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/21/2014,
02/28/2014, 03/07/2014, 03/14/2014).
210 Lost & Found
FOUND: KEYS (3) on ring with 49'ers
belt clip. One is car key to a Honda.
Found in Home Depot parking lot in San
Carlos on Sunday 2/23/14. Call 650 490-
0921 - Leave message if no answer.
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(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
16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent
condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
50 SHADES of Grey Trilogy, Excellent
Condition $25. (650)615-0256
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
RICHARD NORTH Patterson 5 Hard-
back Books @$3 each (650)341-1861
TRAVIS MCGEE (Wikipedia) best mys-
teries 18 classic paperbacks for $25.
Steve (650) 518-6614
295 Art
5 prints, nude figures, 14” x 18”, signed
Andrea Medina, 1980s. $40/all. 650-345-
6 CLASSIC landscape art pictures,
28”x38” glass frame. $15 each OBO.
Must see to appreciate. (650)345-5502
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166
POSTER, LINCOLN, advertising Honest
Ale, old stock, green and black color.
$15. (650)348-5169
296 Appliances
CRAFTSMAN 9 gal 3.5 HP wet/dry vac-
uum with extra filter. $30. 650-326-2235.
new! SOLD!
HOOD, G.E. Good condition, clean,
white.. $30. (650)348-5169
LEAN MEAN Fat Grilling Machine by
George Foreman. $15 (650)832-1392
LG WASHER/ DRYER in one. Excellent
condition, new hoses, ultracapacity,
7 cycle, fron load, $600, (650)290-0954
MAYTAG WALL oven, 24”x24”x24”, ex-
cellent condition, $50 obo, (650)345-
MINI-FRIG NEW used i week paid $150.
Sell $75.00 650 697 7862
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. SOLD!
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
THERMADOR WHITE glass gas cook-
top. 36 inch Good working condition.
$95. 650-322-9598
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 SOLD!
SCHWINN 20” Boy’s Bike, Good Condi-
tion $40 (650)756-9516
298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 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,
FRANKLIN MINT Thimble collection with
display rack. $55. 650-291-4779
298 Collectibles
mark picture Gallery First Day of issue
1960. Limited edition $85.
HO TRAIN parts including engines, box-
cars, tankers, tracks, transformers, etc.
$75 Call 650-571-6295
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
RUSSIAN MEDAL Pins for sale, 68 in
lot, $99 (650)873-4030
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
TATTOO ARTIST - Norman Rockwell
figurine, limited addition, $90., SOLD!
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
299 Computers
1982 TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4A com-
puter, new condition, complete accesso-
ries, original box. $99. (650)676-0974
300 Toys
14 HOTWHEELS - Redline, 32
Ford/Mustang/Corv. $90 all (650)365-
‘66 CHEVELLE TOY CAR, Blue collecti-
ble. $12. (415)337-1690
BARBIE DOLLS- 2002 Collection- Never
removed from box. Holiday Celebration &
Society Girl. $40.650-654-9252
PILGRIM DOLLS, 15” boy & girl, new,
from Harvest Festival, adorable $25 650-
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
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (650)349-6059
VINTAGE 50'S JC Higgins toboggan, 74"
long & 18" wide. $35. 650-326-2235.
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
14” x 21”, carved top, $45.,
lining. (great toy box) $99.,
ANTIQUE CRYSTAL floor lamp, marble
table top. Good condition. $90. Call
ANTIQUE CRYSTAL table lamps, (2),
shades need to be redone. Free. Call
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
ANTIQUE LANTERN Olde Brooklyn lan-
terns, battery operated, safe, new in box,
$100, (650)726-1037
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
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72” x 40” , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $700. (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
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
ATT 2WIRE Router, working condition,
for Ethernet, wireless, DSL, Internet.
$10.00 (650)578-9208
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
new, $20., (415)410-5937
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
grade, 4 tubes $9 650-595-3933
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
303 Electronics
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. SOLD!
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
with remote. Good condition, $20
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
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
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
DISPLAY CABINET 72”x 21” x39 1/2”
High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
DRESSER - Five Drawer - $30.
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
EZ CHAIR, large, $15. Call (650)558-
FLAT TOP DESK, $35.. Call (650)558-
I-JOY MASSAGE chair, exc condition
$95 (650)591-4927
KITCHEN CABINETS - 3 metal base
kitchen cabinets with drawers and wood
doors, $99., (650)347-8061
KITCHEN TABLE, tall $65. 3'x3'x3' ex-
tends to 4' long Four chairs $65.
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
MIRROR, SOLID OAK. 30" x 19 1/2",
curved edges; beautiful. $85.00 OBO.
Linda 650 366-2135.
MIRRORS, large, $25. Call
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
RETAIL $130 OBO (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
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
RECLINING CHAIR (Dark Green) - $55.
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970’s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
ROCKING CHAIR w/wood carving, arm-
rest, rollers, swivels $99, (650)592-2648
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SMALL VANITY chair with stool and mir-
ror $99. (650)622-6695
SOFA PASTEL color excellent
condition $99 (650)701-1892
SOFA SET of two Casual style, Good
condition 62" long. $85.00 Hardly used..
650 697 7862
SOLID WOOD oak desk $50 (650)622-
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
TABLE 4X4X4. Painted top $40
TEA / UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
TEACART - Wooden, $60. obo,
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for ster-
eo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
304 Furniture
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. SOLD.
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26 “
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with
upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429
WALNUT CHEST, small 4 drawer with
upper bookcase, $50, 650-726-6429
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 - wall Unit - 30" long x 6' tall x
17.5" deep. $90. (650)631-9311
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, (650)345-5502
BATH TOWELS(3) - 1 never used(
26"x49") aqua - $15 each SOLD!
BBQ, WEBER, GoAnywhere, unused,
plated steel grates, portable, rust resist-
ant, w/charcoal, $50. (650)578-9208
crystal bowl. For entre, fruit, or dessert
$20 (415)585-3622
immaculate, 2 each: Pillow covers,
shams, 1 spread/ cover, washable $25.
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
COOKING POTS(2) stainless steel, tem-
perature-resistent handles, 21/2 & 4 gal.
$5 for both. (650) 574-3229.
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
screws on, no tool, only $10
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
Shams (print) $30.00 (650)341-1861
gundy; for the new extra deep beds. New
$60 (415)585-3622
ROGERS' BRAND stainless steel steak
knife: $15 (415)585-3622
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
307 Jewelry & Clothing
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano
glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new,
$100., (650)991-2353 Daly City
COSTUME JEWELRY Earrings $25.00
Call: 650-368-0748
LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow
length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
308 Tools
13" SCROLL saw $ 40. (650)573-5269
BLACK & Decker 17" Electric Hedge
Trimmer. Like new. $20. 650-326-2235.
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CRACO 395 SP-PRO, electronic paint
sprayer.Commercial grade. Used only
once. $600/obo. (650)784-3427
308 Tools
CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with vari-
able speeds $65 (650)359-9269
stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 1/2" drill press $40.50.
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
CRAFTSMAN 6" bench grinder $40.
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
CRAFTSMAN BELT & disc sander $99.
CRAFTSMAN10" TABLE saw & stand,
$99. (650)573-5269
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
DRAIN CLEANER Snake 6' long,
new/unused only $5 (650)595-3933
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)851-0878
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, (650)333-4400
pack, warranty only $5 (650)595-3933
used. Wood handles. $50 or best offer.
(650) 595-4617
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
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55.
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
DOWN PILLOW; Fully Stuffed, sterilized,
allergy-free ticking. Mint Condition $25
good condition, needs ribbon (type
needed attached) $35 San Bruno
condition $50., (650)878-9542
used, $45. obo, (650)832-1392
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
GREEN CERAMIC flower pot w/ 15
Different succulents, $20.(650)952-4354
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
IGLOO COOLER - 3 gallon beverage
cooler, new, still in box, $15.,
$30. (650)726-1037
LAMPSHADE - Shantung, bell shaped,
off white, 9” tall, 11” diameter, great con-
dition, $7, SOLD!
cooler includes icepak. $20
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
Cheese Tote - new black $45
$5; new aluminum btl $3 650-595-3933
NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,
gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message
28 Friday • Feb. 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 “Poetic” or
mythological work
5 Movie rating org.
9 R&B singer
known for
14 Device for Marner
15 Orderer’s
16 “In what way?”
17 Not to mention
18 Non-magical
“Harry Potter”
20 Shill
22 Serengeti
23 Camembert left
out in the sun too
26 Whammy
29 Cockney location
30 Bean opening?
31 Constant flow
33 Annoy
36 Inventing middle
37 Woman’s enticing
42 Gulf of __
43 Stands
44 The Aztecs’
Tonatiuh, for one
47 Bert Bobbsey’s
48 Old sports org.
with a red, white
and blue ball
51 Germaphobia
may be a
symptom of it, for
52 Miracle in the
56 British bishop’s
57 Target
58 Periodical
dedicated to
stylish boots?
63 Best Picture of
1958, and a hint
to this puzzle’s
64 Japanese comics
65 Kitchenware
66 First name in
case fiction
67 Rebuff
68 Lunkhead
69 One may make
1 Go by
2 Almighty __
3 How much to take
4 First __ equals
5 “Dee-lish!”
6 Little, in Lille
7 Position, as a
pool cue
8 Bellow title hero
9 Place to browse
10 Sci-fi vehicles
11 Reverence
12 Expert finish?
13 Here-there link
19 Fan’s
21 1980s-’90s
24 E. follower
25 Serengeti
26 Word after raise
or catch
27 Place for a nest,
28 Short holiday?
32 Joplin works
33 Artistic dynasty
34 Sun. message
35 Strong like string
37 Burkina __
38 Cabinet dept.
39 Heal
40 Part of Caesar’s
41 Italy’s largest port
45 Sci-fi character
nicknamed Ben
46 Heap affection (on)
48 Regard highly
49 Hunting dog
50 More pretentious
53 “__ is good”
54 “Wall Street”
antagonist who
said 53-Down
55 Spinal Tap
guitarist Tufnel
56 Roman Cath. title
58 Verbal stumbles
59 Disparity
60 Serengeti prey
61 PC screen type
62 “__-hoo!”
By Daniel Landman
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
SET OF 11 Thomas registers 1976 mint
condition $25 (415)346-6038
SHOWER CURTAIN set: royal blue
vinyl curtain with white nylon over-curtain
$15 SOLD!
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35.
TWIN BEDDING: 2 White Spreads,
Dust-Ruffles, Shams. Pink Blanket,
Fit/flat sheets, pillows ALL $60 (650)375-
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$35. (650)873-8167
WICKER PICNIC basket, mint condition,
handles, light weight, pale tan color.
$10.00 (650)578-9208
311 Musical Instruments
cellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
WURLITZER PIANO, console, 40” high,
light brown, good condition. $490.
312 Pets & Animals
AQUARIUM,” MARINA Cool 10”, 2.65
gallons, new pump. $20. (650)591-1500
BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate de-
sign - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402
312 Pets & Animals
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
PET TAXI, never used 20 by 14 by 15
inches, medium dog size $20. (650)591-
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
For restoration.
Condition is not critical.
Email location, photo, &
Telephone number. to:
rosekrans@pacbell.net or
call (650)851-7201
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, $10 (650)375-8044
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
316 Clothes
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
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
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
MANS DENIM Jacket, XL HD fabric,
metal buttons only $15 650-595-3933
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
MINK JACKET faux, hip length, satin lin-
ing. Looks feels real. Perfect condition
$99 OBO 650-349-6969
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
RAY BAN Aviator glasses - brand new in
case. Green lens-gold frames. 63mm.
$99. 650-654-9252
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
317 Building Materials
30 FLUORESCENT Lamps 48" (brand
new in box) $75 for all (650)369-9762
317 Building Materials
BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top
and sink: - $65. (650)348-6955
BRAND NEW Millgard window + frame -
$85. (650)348-6955
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
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50. (650)637-
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” di-
meter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DL1000 BOAT Winch Rope & More,
$50., (650)726-9658
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
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
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167
WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878
WOMAN'S BOWLING ball, 12 lbs, "Lin-
da", with size 7 shoes and bag, $15.
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
322 Garage Sales
Foster City
9am-12:15 pm @ Peninsula Sinai
@499 Boothbay Ave & Edgewater;
enter through door on Boothbay.
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in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
335 Garden Equipment
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
CRAFTSMAN 5.5 HP gas lawn mower
with rear bag $55., (650)355-2996
LAWNMOWER - American made, man-
ual/push, excellent condition, $50.,
MANUAL LAWN mower ( by Scott Turf )
never used $65 (650)756-7878
$40. (650)355-2996
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
in leather case $25. (650)644-9027
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
345 Medical Equipment
port-a-potty, never used, $40., Walker,
$30., (650)832-1392
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
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.
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Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
Cimpler Real Estate - Reinventing
Home Buying
To Buy Smarter Call Artur Urbanski,
533 Airport Blvd, 4th Flr, Burlingame
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedrooms, new carpets, new granite
counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered
carports, storage, pool, no pets.
1 bedroom bath & kitchen
close to everything Redwood City $1375.
452 Condos for Rent
2 BEDROOM 2 Bath Condo San Mateo,
New App, W/D hook-up, Garage, Pool,
Jacuzzi, Quiet $2750, (650)387-5998
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
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620 Automobiles
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SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Masked
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Thursday as Russian fighter jets scram-
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While a newly formed government
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sentenced to nine months in jail plus sex offender treatment
but not registration. He was originally charged with multi-
ple counts of child molestation but settled the case by plead-
ing no contest to two counts of felony false imprisonment
and one misdemeanor count of child annoyance
In that case, Edwards reportedly cupped the breast and but-
tocks of a female student. Edwards joined the school in
September 1987 and retired in February 2011 after his
arrest. At the time, authorities referenced Pedro’s 2001 case
as a previous allegation but said it was not prosecuted for
lack of corroboration.
The suit claims that the district knew that Edwards, while
employed by it, committed at least eight separate incidents
of sexual misconduct involving at least six students.
In addition to Campbell, who was Ralston principal from
1990 to 1997 and district superintendent from 1997 to
2003, the suit also names former district director of busi-
ness services Jeffrey Keuscher, former assistant principal
Daniel Lyttle, former vice principal Lawrence Glendenning
and former principal Jayne Ann Chelberg.
According to Pedro’s suit, on May 29, 2001, when she
was 12 and working on a book report in Edwards’ office, he
asked her a series of inappropriate and graphic questions
and stuck his fingers inside her underwear. The act left her
traumatized and placed her on a path that led her good aca-
demics to crumble and into an abusive relationship with a
much older man and pregnancy at age 13, according to the
Edwards was popular on campus and began grooming
Pedro by friendliness and seeking her help with tasks like
paperwork and lunch service, according to the suit. On the
day in question, he locked his office door and touched her
before she could flee. Pedro claims she told Chelberg, who
was skeptical and that school and district officials only con-
tacted the Belmont Police Department after learning her
mother was determined to report the incident. Edwards told
police Pedro had asked him to buy alcohol and cigarettes for
her. Pedro said the police were also skeptical and she
returned to a hostile environment at school while charges
were never filed.
In May 2013, Pedro learned from his probation report in
the newest case about his alleged conduct prior to her inci-
dent and that the district failed to take action, according to
the suit.
Edwards’ alleged history listed in the suit includes a 1991
investigation for inappropriate sexual misconduct with a
female Ralston student; his firing in 1992 from an assistant
janitor position at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center
for peeping under a curtain at a group of teenage girls
undressing in the locker room; groping and kissing a stu-
dent he coached on the Ralston girls’ basketball team in
1993 under the guise of discussing her grades and sexually
harassing multiple female students between 1992 and 1996.
The district launched an investigation led by Campbell,
Keuscher and a teacher of Edwards in response to the detailed
harassment claims and found them “unsubstantiated.”
However, the final report included a recommendation to
devise a safety plan that includes establishing “procedures
... for Edwards’ supervision of school service aids, his con-
tact with students and the use of his office space,” the suit
In early 2001, the suit claims Edwards asked a fellow cus-
todian to remove a pornographic magazine from his desk
when the district renovated his office. The magazine was
reportedly delivered to Keuscher and Campbell and the same
day a maintenance supervisors also found a used condom
beneath Edwards’ desk.
That May, Pedro made her claim against Edwards which
the suit argues was the fifth or sixth time in a decade the dis-
trict had learned of his sexual misconduct. In March 2005, a
coworker reportedly found Edwards in the gym early in the
morning with a female student and in November 2010
Edwards was accused of the groping that eventually led to
his arrest and conviction.
Pedro told the Daily Journal in a prepared statement she is
suing to give other victims courage to speak out and break a
“culture of denial” in schools and districts.
“This culture, in which teachers and administrators look
the other way or fail to follow proper procedures, only
enables abusers. I hope this lawsuit will encourage school
districts everywhere to do everything in their power to keep
children safe,” Pedro said.
Michael Milliken, Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary
School District superintendent, said the district needs to
review the lawsuit before publicly discussing it. Campbell
did not return inquiries for comment.
Pedro’s attorneys said the district made “a willful deci-
sion” to protect “a sexual predator who was on their payroll
for almost 25 years” rather than its young student.
“The district needs to take responsibility for its failure to
protect Roxanne from her abuser and compensate her for the
horrific abuse she underwent,” said attorney Ryan Erickson,
of Lewis & Llewellyn, the law firm representing Pedro.
In July 2013, Pedro filed a claim against the district which
was denied. In September, the district Board of Trustees dis-
cussed setting a higher standard for state-required training
on mandated reporting for child abuse and neglect.
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