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Monday • March 31, 2014 • Vol XIII, Edition 193
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Established: 1949
By Michelle Durand
The June race for county supervi-
sor marks the first time only voters
in District Two rather than county-
wide will elect their representative
and both incumbent Carole Groom
and newcomer opponent Mark De
Paula say they are best suited for
the job.
“I work really
hard and care a
good deal. I do
my homework
and I try to be
i n n o v a t i v e , ”
said Groom who
has held the
post since her
2009 appoint-
ment which was
followed by
election to a
regular term the
following year.
De Paula also
feels like the
office is a good
fit. His interest
was first piqued
by veterans’
issues but said
he looked around at other areas.
“I just said, what else is wrong?”
De Paula said.
For De Paula, the what else
includes the thousands of residents
who will remain uninsured even
with the Affordable Care Act, glob-
al warming and earthquake safety
of levees, improved transportation
and the One Bay Area plan.
“I’m totally against it,” he said.
Groom, 69, said she also has
concerns about sea level rise’s
impact on levees and knows from
experience about how San Mateo
and Foster City grapple with flood
control. She also thinks local con-
trol is important although she does
not go as far as De Paula to
denounce the regional One Bay
Incumbent, challenger vie for supervisor spot
By Samantha Weigel
Scrutiny over the widespread use
of flame retardant chemicals led
California to update its flammabil-
ity standards last year and now
state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San
Francisco, wants to provide con-
sumers with the ability to make
well-informed decisions over what
they bring into their homes.
Senate Bill 1019 was introduced
Thursday and would require uphol-
stered furniture to be clearly
labeled as to whether flame retar-
dant chemicals were used in its
manufacturing, Leno said.
Environmental and health
experts as well as fire profession-
als spoke in support of SB 1019.
This bill isn’t about flammability
standards; it’s
about trans-
parency, said
Judy Levin, pol-
lution preven-
tion co-director
with the Center
f o r
“[SB 1019
will] enable consumers to have the
information they need to make
informed choices about whether or
not they want to buy furniture that
has chemicals,” Levin said.
But some proponents of the
chemical industry argue the bill’s
supporters are not considering fire
safety measures and fear consumers
Furniture bill
aimed at use
of chemicals
Mark De Paula Carole Groom
State senator wants consumers to know
what fire retardants they are taking home
By Angela Swartz
A request for Santa Claus to
deliver an iPad for Christmas by a
little sister sparked a curiously
about the potential effects of
radiation from Wi-Fi and led
Virginia Hsiao to create an award-
winning science fair project.
Hsiao, a 16-year-old sopho-
more at Aragon High School in
San Mateo, recently won first
place in the biological division
at the Science, Technol ogy,
Engineering and Math (STEM)
fair in San Carlos. The fair is a
countywide event that aims to
foster a greater interest and deep-
er understanding of science,
mathematics, engineering and
technology among San Mateo
County students. She also
received a special award from the
Association for Computing
Exploring effects of Wi-Fi
leads to science fair prize
Mark Leno
A class of girls practice yoga as part of Mills High School’s new pilot program.
By Angela Swartz
Helping relieve stress from
busy teens’ lives, along with
exercising, is the goal of a yoga
pilot program running in the San
Mateo Union High School
The district began offering
classes through the group RISE,
which stands for Root, Inspire,
Support, Empower, at Capuchino
High School last year and now
has a program at Mills High
School. RISE offers a compre-
hensive education in hatha yoga,
which includes instruction in
physical postures, mindfulness
and breathing practices, as well
as a series of life skills work-
shops on non-violence, self-
esteem, anger management, con-
flict resolution, nutrition, drugs
and healthy relationships to
The program first came to
Mills after Erin Wilson, founder
and executive director of RISE,
met Mills Principal Paul Belzer’s
wife Tiffany Belzer at Nandi Yoga
in San Mateo during a fundraiser
class for RISE back in November.
Tiffany Belzer, a yoga teacher
herself, told Wilson how her hus-
band had been interested in
bringing yoga to Mills.
“We’ve gone for the idea of a
balanced class schedule,” he said.
“It’s been really positive. We
really see it as an opportunity to
build the academic and personal
well-being of our students. We’re
really excited about it and are just
getting started on ways to con-
tinue to put focus on student well-
Mills has been working with a
Stanford University program
called Challenge Success over the
last couple years and has been
seeing higher rates of teen stress
Mills pilots yoga program
Classes help teens find balance in hectic school lives
See SPOT Page 21
See FLAME, Page 23
See STEM, Page 22 See YOGA, Page 23
Man does C-section on
dead porcupine, saves baby
LISBON, Maine — AMaine man in
search of a valuable mineral cut open a
dead porcupine on the side of the road
and unexpectedly pulled out its baby.
Jared Buzzell, of Lisbon, says he
was searching for wild mushrooms
Thursday when he saw a porcupine get
hit by a car in Minot. Buzzell says
he’d heard that a valuable mineral
deposit used in Chinese medicine
formed in the stomachs of porcupines.
He then cut open the dead porcupine
to search for the mineral and instead
found the baby.
He tells WMTW-TVhe cut the umbil-
ical cord and thought the baby porcu-
pine was dead until he started massag-
ing it and it began breathing.
Buzzell is caring for the baby at
home and plans to give it to a licensed
wildlife rehabilitator.
Teen says typeface
change could save millions
PITTSBURGH — A teenager has
published a study suggesting the feder-
al government could save millions of
dollars a year in printing costs by
switching to a thinner typeface that
uses less ink.
Suvir Mirchandani, 14, said he
noticed there was plenty of talk at
school about saving paper and he
wondered about saving ink.
Suvir, who lives in the Township of
O’Hara, just outside Pittsburgh, said
Friday that the idea began when he was
in middle school and he “noticed that
some teachers used heavier fonts” for
printing. He said he was already inter-
ested in graphic design and used a soft-
ware program to estimate how much
ink different typefaces, or fonts, used.
“The data was really surprising to
me,” he said of how the differences
added up, even for the printing done by
his school district.
He expanded the study to look at
potential savings by the federal gov-
ernment, and a new paper on his
research was published this month in
the Journal of Emergi ng
Investigators, a peer-reviewed journal
created for promising middle and high
school students. He found that the
Office of Management and Budget had
already estimated that federal agencies
would spend about $1.8 billion in
printing for this year and that ink was
more expensive than paper on a per-
page basis.
In the new paper, “A Simple
Printing Solution to Aid Deficit
Reduction,” Suvir analyzed five docu-
ments produced by five U.S. govern-
ment agencies and estimated how
much ink would be used with three
typefaces: Garamond, Times New
Roman and Century Gothic. The
analysis estimated that using 12-point
Garamond would save about 29 percent
in ink costs.
Suvir said his school district looked
at the idea but hasn’t been able to
implement the switch.
“It didn’t really catch on,” he said. “I
understand it’s hard to make this kind
of a change.”
Still, he’s happy that his work suc-
ceeded in “even just creating an aware-
ness” of how much ink different type-
faces use.
The Government Printing Office has
praised Suvir’s work and said it will
review the printing suggestion.
New York college to offer
Miley Cyrus class, twerk-free
college in upstate New York is offering
a summer course on Miley Cyrus and
won’t even make students do any class
The Saratogian newspaper reports
the course will be offered by Skidmore
College, a private liberal arts college
in Saratoga Springs.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Carolyn Chernoff calls the course
“The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race,
Class, Gender and Media.”
Chernoff says she’ll focus on the 21-
year-old performer and all her incarna-
tions as a way to study such topics as
gender, race, class, fame and power.
She says she got the idea after teach-
ing a course on youth culture that fea-
tured video of Cyrus twerking at the
2013 MTVVideo Music Awards.
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Actor Christopher
Walken is 71.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Paris was occupied by a coalition of
Russian, Prussian and Austrian forces;
the surrender of the French capital
forced the abdication of Emperor
“El hombre no habla porque piensa sino que
piensa porque habla.”(Man does not speak
because he thinks, he thinks because he speaks.)
— Octavio Paz (1914-1998)
Al Gore is 66. Actor Ewan
McGregor is 43.
New Zealand captain D J Forbes holds the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after beating England in the
Cup final of the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament in Hong Kong.
Monday: Breezy. Achance of rain in the
morning...Then rain in the afternoon.
Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 15
mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the
Monday ni ght: Showers in the
evening. A slight chance of thunder-
storms. Showers likely after midnight.
Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Showers likely and a slight chance of thunder-
storms. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tuesday night: Showers likely and a slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Highs in the mid 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1889, French engineer Gustave Eiffel unfurled the
French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, officially mark-
ing its completion.
I n 1914, Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz
was born in Mexico City.
I n 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the
Emergency Conservation Work Act, which created the
Civilian Conservation Corps.
I n 1943, “Oklahoma!” the first musical play by Richard
Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened on Broadway.
I n 1949, Newfoundland (now called Newfoundland and
Labrador) entered confederation as Canada’s tenth province.
I n 1953, Stanley Kubrick’s first feature, a war drama titled
“Fear and Desire,” premiered in New York.
I n 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson stunned the country
by announcing he would not seek re-election.
I n 1976, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen
Ann Quinlan, who was in a persistent vegetative state, could
be disconnected from her respirator. (Quinlan, who remained
unconscious, died in 1985.)
I n 1986, 167 people died when a Mexicana Airlines
Boeing 727 crashed in a remote mountainous region of
I n 1993, actor Brandon Lee, 28, was accidentally shot to
death during the filming of a movie in Wilmington, N.C.,
when he was hit by a bullet fragment that had been lodged
inside a prop gun. “Star Dust” lyricist Mitchell Parish, 92,
died in New York.
I n 1995, Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-
Perez, 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the
founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, who was convict-
ed of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
In other news ...
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Answer: The tire repairman charged a —
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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Actor William Daniels is 87. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie
Howe is 86. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 80. Actress Shirley
Jones is 80. Country singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk is
80. Musician Herb Alpert is 79. Senate President Pro Tempore
Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is 74. Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank,
D-Mass., is 74. Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 69. Author David
Eisenhower is 66. Actress Rhea Perlman is 66. Actor Ed
Marinaro is 64. Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 59.
Actor Marc McClure is 57. Actor William McNamara is 49.
Alt-country musician Bob Crawford (The Avett Brothers) is
43. Rapper Tony Yayo is 36. Actress Kate Micucci is 34.
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Warrant arre s t. A man was arrested for
making a false report of a fire at the
Millbrae Substation before 1:23 p.m.
Saturday, March 22.
Burglary . A burglary took place on the
1100 block of Glenwood Drive before
11:56 a.m. Saturday, March 22.
Arre s t. A man was arrested for driving
under the influence at Highway 101 and
Polar Avenue before 1:33 a.m. Saturday,
March 22.
Arre s t. A man was arrested for shoplift-
ing on the 500 block of El Camino Real
before 1:27 a.m. Thursday, March 20.
Arre s t. A man was arrested for being
under the influence of a controlled sub-
stance and in possession of paraphernalia
on the 200 block of Rollins Road before
1:02 a.m. Tuesday, March 25.
Dri vi ng wi t h suspended l i cense. A
person was cited for driving on a suspend-
ed license on El Camino Real and Hermosa
Avenue before 12:52 a.m. Tuesday, March
Arre s t. A man was arrested for being
drunk in public on the 700 block of Old
County Road before 8:53 p.m. Tuesday,
March 25.
Police reports
A fowl date
Two geese were walking together in
traffic westbound on State Route 92 at
the Chess Drive exit in Foster City
before 5:19 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.
fter sitting down at the dining
table, I paused for a minute and
looked out the large window that
offered me a southern view of Portola
Highlands in San Bruno.
It had been a good day, no personal cri-
sis although I was in the process of being
prepped for a trip to the Stanford Hospital.
Cancer operation. The time was about 20
minutes after six and my wife was setting
the table for dinner when all of a sudden a
large plume of fire to the east caught my
attention. What is that? I thought to
myself. There’s nothing over there to burn
— unless an airplane had crashed. Quickly,
I rethought an event that occurred here in
1964. As I was getting ready for bed,
around midnight, late for me, I heard a roar
of an airplane engine. The sound was deaf-
ening. I rushed to the window and in the
fog I perceived some motion to the south
of my house where a valley separated me
from Portola Highlands. Holy cow! I
thought, that’s a plane. Afew seconds later
I saw a flash in the fog followed by a large
“boom.” A plane had flown into the hills
to the west of my house.
Again, I thought. Another plane? It
could be. It could be a fire at the gas sta-
tion down by Interstate 280 and Sneath
Lane. No it’s too far to the south of that
gas station. The plume of smoke kept ris-
ing, higher and higher. I called to my wife
and daughter — “Look at this, quick. You
won’t believe what is happening.” My
daughter immediately became distraught.
“Amanda is down there,” she shouted and
began running for the door. “Lauren (her
other daughter) is over playing soccer at
Crestmoor fields (south of the flame that
kept rising)” she shouted as she ran out of
the door.
I kept watching the plume of flame ris-
ing above the Eucalyptus trees that lined
Skyline Boulevard. I couldn’t see where
the flame was coming from due to the tall
trees to the east of my house.
What had happened? At 6:11 p.m., calls
began being received at the 911 center.
Frantic calls announcing that a fire was
occurring in Crestmoor (west of Interstate
280 and east of Skyline Boulevard) on
Glenview Drive and Earl Avenue in San
Bruno. “A huge fire ball is shooting up
into the sky” another shouted into the
telephone. Immediately, the San Bruno
first responders were notified and all fire
trucks took off heading west from the
downtown fire house.
Disaster in San Bruno — Explosion and fire
This spectacular photo was taken by Jerry Hiller who had remained in his near-by home
throughout this disaster.
See HISTORY Page 22
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By Angela Swartz
Joyful faces, excited parents,
dancing, musical games, clap-
ping and kindergarten and first-
graders uttering the words
“decrescendo” and “crescendo”
filled Parkside Elementary
School this week as part of
national Music in Our Schools
mont h.
This is all part of music shar-
ing events throughout elemen-
tary schools in the county that
use the group Music for Minors
for music education.
“One of the things we’re try-
ing to do is strengthen advoca-
cy and help people understand
why music is so important,”
said Executive Director Sonja
Palmer. “It really excites them
and keeps them engaged.”
The San Carlos-based non-
profi t , est abl i shed i n 1976,
now provides more than 18,000
K-5 grade students with ongo-
ing in-school music education
and serves participating
schools in Santa Clara County
as well. Music for Minors cre-
ates the curriculum for the music
classes and hires the teachers,
who are both volunteers and
paid, for the programs. The cur-
riculum is tied into the state’s
music standards.
The group wants to reach as
many kids who aren’t getting
music in school since it has
many benefits to students, said
Ceci Ogden, director of devel-
opment and communications.
“Early music education has
benefits to brain development,
reading readiness, math, self
est eem, creat i vi t y, teamwork
and listening skills,” she said.
“All skills are critically impor-
tant throughout academic life.
Students who participate in
music do better in school.”
Students learn music terms,
use rhythm instruments, sing
and do other activities. There
are currently around 600 classes
run by the program.
“There’s pocket s of musi c
education provided by dis-
tricts, but there are thousands
of elementary schools without
music in their schools,” Ogden
Some of these pockets come
from budget restrictions set
forth in the 1978 tax initiative
Proposition 13, Ogden said.
When founder Grace Johnston
relocated her family to
California, she felt very
st rongl y t hat school s shoul d
have music education.
Meanwhile, John Sylvester,
who’s on the board for Music
for Minors, said the group
helps open young children to
an appreciation for music and
gives them an introduction into
actually doing musical perform-
“Music education is not
emphasized as much as it once
was,” Sylvester said. “Music for
Minors tries to fill that role and
get kids introduced to and inter-
ested in music.”
For more on the organization,
vi si t mf m. org/ i ndex. ht ml .
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Students celebrate music month
March showcases Music for Minors’ programming
Mary Ellen Pense, the Music for Minors teacher, works with students at
Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo.
• The candidate roster for state
and federal offices was made offi-
cial by the San Mateo County
Elections Office March 27. The
following candidates have quali-
fied for these offices:
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U. S. House of
Representati ves, Di stri ct 14:
Incumbent Jacki e Spei er and
business owner/entrepreneur
Robin Chew.
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U. S. House of
Represent at i ves, Di st ri ct 18:
Incumbent Anna Eshoo, health
care website publisher Oscar
Braun, pediatrician/attorney
Richard B. Fox and high school
teacher Bruce Anderson.
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St at e As s embl y, Di s t ri ct
2 2: Incumbent Kevi n Mul l i n,
small business owner Mark
Gi l ham and policy advisor
Jonathan Emmanuel
Madi son.
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St at e As s embl y, Di s t ri ct
24: Incumbent Rich Gordon,
businessman Greg Col adonato
and intellectual property attorney
Diane Gabl.
Downed tree knocks
power for several residents
BURLINGAME — A tree that
fell on a power line caused an
outage for several Burlingame
residents Saturday evening, a
PG&E spokeswoman.
The power outage affected 17
customers in the area of El
Camino Real near Adeline Drive
around 5:35 p.m., PG&E
spokeswoman Jana Morris said.
Power was restored by about
11:20 p.m., she said.
Three injured in
collision near Facebook
MENLO PARK — Three people
were injured in a collision on
state Highway 84 in Menlo Park
near the Facebook headquarters
on Saturday afternoon, accord-
ing to police.
The injury collision involv-
ing three vehicles was reported
on Highway 84 at Willow Road
short l y aft er 3 p. m. , pol i ce
Three people were transported
for pain complaints and their
injuries were not considered to
be life threatening, Sgt. Jaime
Romero said.
Speed and wet weather condi-
tions were factors in the crash,
Romero said.
The cause of the collision is
under investigation, according
to police.
CHP offers free driving course
for teens throughout April
The California Highway
Patrol is hosting a series of
driver safety classes for Bay
Area teens from Napa to San
Jose at several l ocat i ons i n
The CHP’s “Start Smart” pro-
gram is a teen driver
safety course
designed to teach
young people safe
driving habits.
CHP officers will
discuss traffic colli-
sion avoidance tech-
ni ques, col l i si on
causing factors, driv-
er and parent respon-
si bi l i t i es, and seat-
belt usage.
Additionally, t est i moni es
will be provided by officers who
have investigated fatal colli-
sions involving teens, and by
family members who have lost
love ones in traffic collisions.
According to the CHP, traffic
collisions are the leading cause
of death for Americans between
15 and 20 years old.
Most classes are offered dur-
ing the evening hours and are
free to attend.
A list of locations and times
can be found online at
ht t ps: / / l ocal . ni xl e. com/ al ert / 5
Those who want to attend
should call ahead to reserve
Local briefs
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LAHABRA— Experts say a bigger earth-
quake along the lesser-known fault that
gave Southern California a moderate shake
could do more damage to the region than the
long-dreaded “Big One” from the more
famous San Andreas Fault.
The Puente Hills thrust fault, which
brought Friday night’s magnitude-5.1 quake
centered in La Habra and well over 100 after-
shocks by Sunday, stretches from northern
Orange County under downtown Los
Angeles into Hollywood — a heavily popu-
lated swath of the Los Angeles area.
A magnitude-7.5 earthquake along that
fault could prove more catastrophic than
one along the San Andreas, which runs
along the outskirts of metropolitan
Southern California, seismologists said.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates
that such a quake along the Puente Hills
fault could kill 3,000 to 18,000 people and
cause up to $250 billion in damage. In con-
trast, a larger magnitude 8 quake along the
San Andreas would cause an estimated 1,800
In 1987, the fault caused the Whittier
Narrows earthquake. Still considered moder-
ate at magnitude 5.9, that quake killed eight
people and did more than $350 million in
Part of the problem with the potential
damage is that the fault runs near so many
vulnerable older buildings, many made of
concrete, in downtown Los Angeles and
Hollywood. And because the fault, discov-
ered in 1999, is horizontal, heavy reverber-
ations are likely to be felt over a wide area.
The shaking from a 7.5 quake in the cen-
ter of urban Los Angeles could be so intense
it would lift heavy objects in the air, like
the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in
Northern California, where the shaking was
so bad “we found an upside-down grand
piano,” USGS seismologist Lucy Jones told
the Los Angeles Times.
That would “hit all of downtown,” Jones
said. “And everywhere from La Habra to
About 150 aftershocks, including one of
magnitude-4.1, were felt since Friday
night’s quake, which forced several dozen
people in the Orange County city of
Fullerton out of their homes after firefight-
ers discovered foundation problems that
made the buildings unsafe to enter, authori-
ties said.
Fire crews red-tagged 20 apartment units
after finding a major foundation crack, but
residents have since been allowed to return.
Structural woes, including broken chimneys
and leaning, were uncovered in half a dozen
single-family houses, which were also
deemed unsafe to occupy until building
inspectors clear the structures. About two
dozen residents remained displaced, down
from more than 80 after the initial quake.
Another 14 residential structures around
the city suffered lesser damage, including
collapsed fireplaces.
Awater-main break flooded several floors
of Brea City Hall, and the shaking knocked
down computers and ceiling tiles, Stokes
It was not immediately clear if City Hall
would reopen Monday. An email to the
mayor was not immediately returned.
7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous
A large crack is seen in a wall of a home after
a magnitude 5.1 earthquake in Fullerton.
Broken bottles are seen on the floor in an aisle
of a CVS pharmacy.
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO — In the decade before
the 2012 midterm congressional elections,
only one of California’s 53 congressional
seats changed party hands, despite elec-
tions every other year in a state with rapid-
ly shifting demographics.
This year, at least five congressional dis-
tricts are in play, and both Democrats and
Republicans are throwing money at the
Credit for the shake-up goes to the state’s
unique independent redistricting commis-
sion, a voter-created, 14-member panel of
average Californians who redrew the district
lines for congressional and legislative
seats in 2012. Democratic leaders and some
Republicans opposed creating the nonparti-
san panel, which has since succeeded in
shaking up the electoral status quo and
establishing what could be a benchmark for
other reform-minded states.
“This is a reform that voters deserve. It’s
such a blatant matter of self-interest for
politicians to have the power to draw their
own district lines,” said Kim Alexander,
president of the California Voter
Foundation, which backed the two voter-
approved initiatives to create the commis-
sion and expand its authority to congres-
sional races, in 2008 and 2010.
Alexander noted that in 2012, the first
year the new district lines were in place, 14
House incumbents were swept from office or
opted against running. The change, coupled
with California’s adoption of a top-two pri-
mary system that allows members of the
same party to advance to a general election,
means California politicians no longer
have the ironclad assurance of a safe seat,
she said.
“It’s created an environment where our
elected representatives do need to keep
looking over their shoulder to make sure
that they’re following the will of the vot-
ers,” Alexander said.
California’s independent panel makes it
an anomaly. Other states have established
non-legislative commissions, but
California’s is widely seen as one of the
most independent and effective.
Gerrymandered districts nationwide
helped Republicans hold on to a 33-seat
majority in the House in 2012. Democratic
candidates for the House of Representatives
received 1.4 million more votes nationwide
than their GOP opponents, yet Democrats
are still in the minority.
Because it is the nation’s largest congres-
sional delegation, California’s changes
play a role in the makeup of Congress.
Democrats picked up five additional seats
here in 2012, bringing the state’s delega-
tion to 38 Democrats and 15 Republicans.
“You had serious primaries, and for once
the voters really had some choices,” said
Tony Quinn, co-editor of the California
Target Book, which analyzes legislative and
congressional campaigns. “On the whole,
they are better districts largely because the
districts that were drawn by the Legislature
were such outrageous gerrymanders.”
The newly drawn districts have had less
influence so far in the heavily Democratic
state Legislature, although Democrats were
able to temporarily capture the crucial two-
thirds majority in both houses for the first
time in a century.
This year, the competitive House races
range from the Sacramento-area seat of
Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, who narrowly
defeated a veteran Republican in 2012, to
San Bernardino, where three Republicans and
four Democrats are vying to replace retiring
Republican Rep. Gary Miller, who was first
elected to the House in 1988.
Quinn, a longtime advocate of independent
redistricting, joined California Republicans
in a court challenge against the state Senate
and congressional maps, but judges did not
agree. Voters also rejected a ballot measure to
repeal them.
Still, Quinn said, “Basically, our system
has worked.”
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DARRINGTON, Wash. — Many of the
dogs that have been essential in the search
for victims of the deadly mudslide that
buried the mountainside community of Oso
will take a two-day break after long hours in
the cold and rain, rescue crews said Sunday.
The dogs can lose their sensing ability if
overworked, officials said.
“The conditions on the slide field are diffi-
cult, so this is just a time to take care of the
dogs,” said Kris Rietmann, a spokeswoman
for the team working on the eastern portion
of the slide, which hit March 22 about 55
miles northeast of Seattle and is one of the
deadliest in U.S. history.
Dogs from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency that arrived more
recently will continue working, said Heidi
Amrine, another spokeswoman for the
Late Saturday, authorities revised the
number of people believed to be missing
from 90 to 30, while the official death toll
increased by one, to 18, said Jason
Biermann, program manager at the
Snohomish County Department of
Emergency Management.
Officials have said they had expected the
number of missing to change as they
worked to find people safe and cross-refer-
enced a list that likely included partial
information and duplicate reports.
Authorities have said they recovered more
than two dozen bodies, but they won’t be
added to the official tally until a formal iden-
tification is made. Underscoring the difficul-
ty of that task, Biermann said crews are not
always discovering complete remains.
Crews have completed a makeshift road
that will link one side of the debris field to
the other, significantly aiding the recovery
They have also been working to clear mud
and debris from the highway, leaving piles
of gooey muck, splintered wood and hous-
ing insulation on the sides of the road.
Searchers have had to contend with
treacherous conditions, including septic
tanks, gasoline and propane containers.
When rescuers and dogs leave the site, they
are hosed off by hazardous materials crews.
The slide dammed up the North Fork of the
Stillaguamish River, causing water to pool
up on the east side. The river cut a new chan-
nel through the mud, but the rain has raised
the water level nearly a foot, Rietmann said.
In at least one place, the water level got
so high that it covered areas that have
already been searched, said Tim Pierce,
leader of Washington Task Force 1, a
search-and-rescue team.
Search dogs take break from mudslide recovery
Workers and a search dog head into floodwaters on Highway 530 as search work continues
in the mud and debris from a massive landslide that struck Oso near Darrington,Washington.
By Marilynn Marchione
WASHINGTON — A simple test appears
very good at ruling out heart attacks in peo-
ple who go to emergency rooms with chest
pain, a big public health issue and a huge
worry for patients.
A large study in Sweden found that the
blood test plus the usual electrocardiogram
of the heartbeat were 99 percent accurate at
showing which patients could safely be sent
home rather than be admitted for observa-
tion and more diagnostics.
Of nearly 9,000 patients judged low risk
by the blood test and with normal electro-
cardiograms, only 15 went on to suffer a
heart attack in the next month, and not a
single one died.
“We believe that with this strategy, 20 to
25 percent of admissions to hospitals for
chest pain may be avoided,” said Dr. Nadia
Bandstein of the Karolinska University
Hospital in Stockholm.
She helped lead the study, published in the
Journal of the American College of
Cardiology and presented Sunday at the car-
diology college’s annual conference in
Chest pain sends more than 15 million
people to emergency rooms in the United
States and Europe each year, and it usually
turns out to be due to anxiety, indigestion or
other less-serious things than a heart
attack. Yet doctors don’t want to miss one
— about 2 percent of patients having heart
attacks are mistakenly sent home.
People may feel reassured by being admit-
ted to a hospital so doctors can keep an eye
on them, but that raises the risk of picking
up an infection and having expensive care
they’ll have to pay a share of, plus unneces-
sary tests.
The study included nearly 15,000 people
who went to the Karolinska University hos-
pital with chest pains over two years. About
8,900 had low scores on a faster, more sen-
sitive blood test for troponin, a substance
that’s a sign of heart damage. The test has
been available in Europe, Asia and Canada
for about three years, but it is not yet avail-
able in the United States.
The patients were 47 years old on average
and 4 percent had a previous heart attack.
About 21 percent of them wound up being
Test accurately rules out
heart attacks in the ER
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PARIS — The United States and Russia
agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine
requires a diplomatic resolution, but four
hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of
State John Kerry and Russian Foreign
Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a
tense East-West deadlock over how to
Sitting face-to-face but not seeing eye-
to-eye on any of the most critical issues,
Kerry and Lavrov advanced far- different
proposals on how to calm tensions and de-
escalate the situation, particularly as
Russia continues to mass troops along its
border with the former Soviet republic. As
he called for Moscow to begin an immedi-
ate pullback of the troops, Kerry also ruled
out discussion of Russia’s demand for
Ukraine to become a loose federation until-
and-unless Ukrainians are at the table.
“The Russian troop buildup is creating a
climate of fear and intimidation in
Ukraine,” Kerry told reporters at the home
of the U.S. ambassador to France after the
meeting, which was held at the Russian
ambassador’s residence and included a
working dinner. “It certainly does not cre-
ate the climate that we need for dialogue.”
The U.S. believes the massing of tens
of thousands of Russian soldiers, ostensi-
bly for military exercises, along the bor-
der is at once an attempt to intimidate
Ukraine’s new leaders after Russia’s
annexation of the strategic Crimean
peninsula and to use as a bargaining chip
with the United States and the European
Union, which have condemned Crimea’s
absorption into Russia and imposed sanc-
tions on senior Russian officials.
Kerry noted that even if the troops
remai n on Russi an soi l and do not
enter Ukraine, they create a negative
at mosphere.
“The question is not one of right or
legality,” he said. “The question is one of
strategic appropriateness and whether it’s
smart at this moment of time to have
troops massed on the border. ”
U.S. officials said Kerry proposed a num-
ber of ideas on troop withdrawals from the
border and that Lavrov, while making no
promises, told him he would present the
proposals to the Kremlin.
At a separate news conference at the
Russian ambassador’s house, Lavrov did
not address the troop issue. Instead, he
made the case for Moscow’s idea of Ukraine
as a federalized nation with its various
regions enjoying major autonomy from the
government in Kiev. Russia says it is par-
ticularly concerned about the treatment of
ethnic Russians and Russian speakers who
live in southern and eastern Ukraine.
Lavrov said that Ukraine can’t function
as a “unified state” and should be a loose
federation of regions that are each allowed
to choose their own economic, financial,
social, linguistic and religious models.
He said every time Ukraine has elected a
new president, the country has adopted a
new constitution, proving that “the model
of a unified state doesn’t work.”
US, Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks with
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the
Russian Ambassador's residence in Paris.
By Kathy Gannon
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans go to
the polls next weekend to choose a new
president, and that in itself may one day be
considered Hamid Karzai’s greatest achieve-
There has been no shortage of criticism of
Karzai in recent years. His mercurial behav-
ior and inability or unwillingness to tackle
corruption in his government have been
well documented.
But in a nation hardened by decades of
war, the fact that he is stepping down as
president in the first democratic transfer of
power ever is no small matter. It is made
possible by a constitution that Karzai
helped draft and that prohibits him from
serving a third five-year term.
The April 5 election “is a historical mark-
er that will in many ways determine I think
not only how he’s seen in history if he
achieves that but will also be a very impor-
tant indicator about the future of this coun-
try,” U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham
said last week.
Cunningham said the differences between
Karzai and his former American backers will
most likely be relegated to a mere historical
footnote. Karzai has refused to sign a secu-
rity pact with the U.S. that would allow
thousands of foreign forces to remain here
after the end of 2014. Despite overwhelm-
ing public support for the deal, he left the
decision to his successor. Many believe
Karzai simply did not want to be remem-
bered as the president who permitted for-
eign troops to stay in Afghanistan.
Karzai inherited a broken country when
the Americans and their allies chose him
more than 12 years ago as a leader they
hoped could cross ethnic lines, embrace for-
mer enemies and bring Afghans together. As
he prepares to leave office, Afghanistan has
made great strides yet remains hobbled by a
resilient Taliban insurgency and fears of a
return to civil war.
Mixed legacy for Karzai as Afghan president
By Seth Borenstein and Kaori Hitomi
YOKOHAMA, Japan — If you have
already read “12 Pieces of Practical Advice
from Housecats,” now you can move on to
“8 Reasons to Worry about Global
A United Nations panel of scientists is
joining the list craze with what they call
eight “key risks” that are part of broader
“reasons for concern” about climate change.
It’s part of a massive report on how glob-
al warming is affecting humans and the
planet and how the future will be worse
unless something is done about it. The
report is being finalized at a meeting this
weekend by the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change.
They assembled the list to “make it under-
standable and to illustrate the issues that
have the greatest potential to cause real
harm,” the report’s chief author, Chris Field
of the Carnegie Institution of Science in
California, said in an interview.
Aboiled-down version of what the scien-
tists say the warmed-up future holds for
Earth if climate change continues:
1. Coastal flooding will kill people and
cause destruction.
2. Some people will go hungry because of
warming, drought and severe downpours.
3. Big cites will be damaged by inland
4. Water shortages will make the poor
even poorer in rural areas.
5. Crazy weather, like storms, can make
life miserable, damaging some of the things
we take for granted, like electricity, running
water and emergency services.
6. Some fish and other marine animals
could be in trouble, which will probably
hurt fishing communities.
7. Some land animals won’t do much bet-
ter and that’s not good for people who
depend on them.
8. Heat waves, especially in cities, will
kill the elderly and very young.
U.N. panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming
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The workers at The Pantry
Two of my Canadian cousins recent-
ly drove down to visit me from
Vancouver, B.C. They left for home
last Thursday, but stopped to have
breakfast at The Pantry in San Mateo
before hitting the road for the long
drive home.
On Friday night, my cousin Barbara
called from somewhere in Oregon,
panicked because she had left her wal-
let somewhere — but she didn’t know
where. Her license, a bank debit card
and insurance card were all in it, along
with $240 in U.S. cash and $60 in
Canadian currency. We were all con-
vinced that the cash would be gone,
even if we found the wallet.
I called The Pantry on Saturday
morning, and lo and behold, they had
the wallet — and nothing had been
removed from it. My cousins’ break-
fast server had picked it up off the
floor after another customer pointed it
out to her, and The Pantry staff held
onto it, hoping someone would come
back and retrieve it. I drove up to get
the wallet, and now it is in the mail
back to my cousin in Vancouver —
much to her delight!
I was so impressed with the staff of
The Pantry, with their kindness and
honesty, that I thought other people
might like to know about them.
Shirley-Anne Owden
Mountain View
‘Put your phone down, Mom’
“Put down your phone, Mom.”
Those are the exact words I heard
from the next room as the 7-year-old
girl cried out to her mom as she lay in
bed. The mom’s response was “You
must be tired.” Yes, she was tired, but
the real root of the problem is the
mother’s phone usage. I have wit-
nessed this girl and her sister call out
a similar request too many times in
the past. These two girls are craving
their mother’s attention.
This mother and many other people
today have a problem; they are addicted
to their phones. Obviously it is not just
phones, but other electronic devices
like laptops, etc. While advancements
in technology are critical in today’s
world, the jury is still out on how chil-
dren (and adults) will respond after
being ignored by those around them
with phones and laptops, etc.
It used to be a common site watch-
ing a new mother walking a baby and
having a conversation with this child.
Today, you are more likely to see that
mother or caregiver on her cellphone.
What are we teaching our children?
I can tell you this, if a parent is at a
sporting event and the parent is
watching their electronic device
instead the child, the first thing to go
is self-esteem.
We are smart enough to figure out
what is more important in life, the
children or our electronic devices. I
choose children.
David Thom
San Carlos
Putin is operating out of fear?
Does anyone other than President
Obama believe that Putin is operating
out of fear? He is rebuilding the Soviet
Union. He resembles Hitler in the
’30s, moving on weak nation after
another. Does anyone think that Putin
will stop at Crimea? Isn’t Ukraine
next? How far behind can Latvia,
Lithuania and Estonia be?
Has anyone ever read history? Do
our schools teach about pre-World War
II Europe?
I am also confused about the nuclear
device in Manhattan. We were told ter-
rorism ended with Osama bin Laden’s
Keith De Filippis
San Jose
Blatant hypocrisy
President Barack Obama accuses
Russia of interfering in Ukraine, even
though he had earlier sent his own
under-Secretary of State to urge oppo-
nents of the Ukrainian government to
overthrow their duly-elected president
— and, of course, the “mission was
accomplished” — sound familiar?
While claiming Russian interference
in Ukraine, Mr. Obama ignores our
own history of our hegemonic control
over the countries to the south of us.
By installing and paying off “leaders”
in Central and South America in the
past hundred years, we ensured that our
American corporate interests were
But Mr. Obama’s message is begin-
ning to sound rather ominous; that is,
because he claims that Russia is oper-
ating from a position of “weakness;” it
appears that he’s setting the stage for
yet another war, like George Bush did.
Oh — is he deluding himself that
Russia would be a pushover when
“bullets” start flying?
It seems appropriate to suggest to
him that he ought to consult with
Hitler and Napoleon regarding how
Russia would fold when under attack.
Ruben Contreras
Palo Alto
Letters to the editor
The Porterville Recorder
California’s drought and water crisis
has caused two lawmakers — one a
Democrat and the other a Republican
— to actually step forward and pro-
posed new water storage for the state.
It is an action we were not certain
we would see, but dire times some-
times bring positive action.
Rep. John Garamendi, a Democrat,
and Doug LaMalfa, a Republican,
both members of the House of
Representatives, called for building a
new reservoir north of Sacramento. At
the same time they called for acceler-
ating an existing federal feasibility
study to authorize construction of the
Sites Reservoir and they hope con-
struction will begin next year.
This is the first real attempt to build
new water storage in the state,
although Rep. Devin Nunes has pro-
posed a dam (Temperance Flat) on the
San Joaquin River above Millerton
Lake that would add storage to that
watershed, but so far that has not
gone very far.
While we would rather see the new
dam to increase storage in the Friant
system, we’ll take whatever we can
get and the Sites Reservoir proposal
would add 1.9 million acre feet of
water for a state that is getting more
thirsty by the day. The Sites
Reservoir would ensure growers on
the west side of the Valley would get
water and that could free up more
Friant water for the east side growers
here who are suffering this year.
We know getting a new reservoir
built in this state will not come easy.
Already, environmentalists with their
heads in the sand are saying we only
need to conserve more water, but more
storage is key for this state to sur-
We call on Gov. Jerry Brown to
show the same vision his father had
and endorse the idea and do all he can
to get state approval. We also call on
our senators, Dianne Feinstein and
Barbara Boxer, to support the plan. It
is time to really do something about
this state’s water crisis and not just
throw band aids at what water short-
ages cause — loss of farm income and
farm jobs.
Approve new reservoir Who’s the most qualified
to be county controller?
ecause current Controller Bob Adler has decided not
to seek re-election, there is an election to fill his
spot in June. The two candidates are Joe Galligan,
former Burlingame mayor and CPA(certified public account-
ant), and current Assistant Controller Juan Raigoza.
Galligan questioned Raigoza’s qualifications, filed a law-
suit to have him removed from the ballot, but was unsuc-
cessful in Superior Court. He then appealed the decision and
lost again. Not sure these moves will win him votes.
Meanwhile, Raigoza has picked up the endorsements of
Tom Huening, former controller and former member of the
Board of Supervisors, and Adler, the current controller. He
is also being supported by Supervisor Warren Slocum, the
former chief elections officer and assessor-county clerk-
recorder and several city councilmembers.
This election battle is reminiscent of the contest for Lee
Buffington’s job of county tax collector and treasurer, when
Buffington retired. His assistant, Sandie Arnott, ran against
David Mandelkern, Richard Guilbault and Galligan and won.
Again qualifications were an issue. Arnott had the experience
but not the credentials of the
other candidates. She main-
tained that if she did not win
she would end up training
the eventual victor and basi-
cally doing his job.
Adler was appointed to
his job by the Board of
Supervisors in 2012,
because Huening left in the
middle of his term. Adler
had worked as Huening’s
assistant since 1998. The
county charter requires that
this position be elected and
not appointed. What a
shame! The county’s Charter
Review Committee and the
Board of Supervisors recommended that the positions of
treasurer and controller be appointed because these are
administrative, not political, positions but the voters
turned it down. Perhaps one of the reasons Adler, a profes-
sional civil servant, chose to step down was that he was
not interested in mounting an election campaign.
What does the controller and the assistant controller do?
Answers might help in evaluating the candidates.
The controller is the county’s chief accounting officer.
Duties are to properly pay all valid claims against the coun-
t y, distribute property tax revenue to all cities, schools and
special districts (including the county), and be responsible
for all financial accounting systems. Finally, the controller
has the ability to audit any department or any other govern-
mental entity in the county that keeps its money in the
county treasury.
Adler points out that the practice is quite different from
private industry; the many laws, regulations and ordinances
that have accumulated over the years make these tasks
extremely complex and highly dependent on institutional
The assistant controller is number two in command
reporting directly to the controller. All other employees
report to him. Raigoza has been in the Controller’s Office
for 13 years, the last two as assistant controller. Before
that he was head of the controller’s information system
which manages the county’s automated accounting system
and records all financial transactions involved in a $2 bil-
lion annual budget. Earlier, he headed the payroll division
which processes the bi-weekly paychecks and benefits of
about 10,000 full- and part-time county employees and
Galligan has been a CPAin private practice since 1980.
He has volunteered his time for the past 20 years to do gov-
ernment certified audits for a variety of nonprofits, includ-
ing Community Gatepath and the Legal Aid Society of San
Mateo County. He was a fixture in Burlingame politics for
many years and has hometown fans (as well as a few oppo-
nents). His wife Helen sits on the Peninsula Health Care
District. Galligan is endorsed by Supervisor Adrienne
Tissier and former supervisors John Ward and Mary Griffin.
Galligan still questions whether Raigoza’s lack of a CPA
credential is appropriate for a future controller.
It is difficult for the public to determine who is best quali-
fied to hold this office. And more significant, it is difficult
for the public to monitor the job performance of these indi-
viduals. That would be better left to the county manager.
This important financial position should not be filled via a
popularity contest. So when voters go to the polls on
Election Day they really don’t know who is the best quali-
fied. They can look at the endorsements, read the letters to
the editor and the candidates’ statements or, as in a majority
of cases, just not vote.
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By Jonathan Lemire
NEWYORK — Now that state lawmakers
have closed a budget deal to fund prekinder-
garten in New York City, Mayor Bill de
Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on
his sweeping liberal agenda: massively
expanding affordable housing, increasing
wages for the working class and overhaul-
ing the city’s recovery from Superstorm
De Blasio’s road ahead, confirmed by the
mayor and his senior aides, is an attempt to
tighten the focus around his campaign
theme of combatting income inequality and
to steady an administration that has seen its
poll numbers shrink in the first 100 days,
thanks to a series of unforced errors and gru-
eling battles with Albany.
“We’ve got a very full plate,” the
Democratic mayor said this past week. “All
of it comes back to the core emotion of
helping people in need, of trying to help
people get back on their feet and trying to
address the inequalities of the city.”
De Blasio can claim only partial victory
on prekindergarten after his signature
pledge to tax the city’s rich to pay for it was
thwarted by Democratic Gov. Andrew
Cuomo, who made state funds available
instead and seemed to make a sport of one-
upping the mayor.
But advisers to de Blasio believe that the
skirmishes will be forgotten once pre-K
starts in the fall and that voters will be
happy with the program and will have for-
gotten about the failed tax by the time he
faces re-election in 2017. Moreover, the
mayor’s allies believe he has a growing
sense of momentum on the heels of other
successes, including expanding the city’s
paid sick leave law and ending litigation
around stop and frisk.
Next up is de Blasio’s attempt to push
back on the soaring rents that are increas-
ingly making New York City out of reach to
all but the very wealthy. His goal, oft-
repeated in the mayoral campaign, is to
build or preserve 200,000 affordable units
of housing over the next 10 years for lower-
income New Yorkers, a staggering number
that would house a population bigger than
cities such as Atlanta or Minneapolis. The
lofty goal would also exceed the output of a
pair of New York mayors who served three
terms: Ed Koch produced 190,000 units
over 13 years while de Blasio’s predecessor,
Michael Bloomberg, created or saved
165,000 units over 12 years.
De Blasio’s approach, which is expected
to be fully unveiled in May, will be multi-
faceted, according to his advisers. He has no
plans to build stand-alone structures like
public housing developments, but wants to
find ways to cram more affordable housing
units inside existing private buildings or
ones that are on the drawing board.
New York City mayor’s next big push: affordable housing
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio answers questions during a news conference at City Hall in
New York.
By David Klepper
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The fate of Rhode
Island’s landmark pension overhaul — a
model cited in other states wrestling with
escalating retirements — now hinges on
the votes of the same government workers
and retirees who sued to block the law.
Thousands of teachers, firefighters, police
and other state and municipal workers and
retirees are voting on a proposed settlement
in the legal challenge to the 2011 pension
law, which raised retirement ages and sus-
pended pension increases.
The proposed settlement offers retirees a
modest pension increase — $500 — with
the promise of additional increases sooner
than the current law. But it retains most of
the sweeping changes approved by lawmak-
ers — and the billions of dollars the law is
expected to save the state and its municipal-
ities in coming decades.
The settlement must be approved by pub-
lic workers, retirees and state lawmakers. If
the proposal is rejected at any stage, the
lawsuit would continue.
Public workers and retirees interviewed
by The Associated Press expressed a range
of opinions — from resigned support to dis-
satisfaction with their own union leaders.
“I think they caved on a lot of things,”
said Matt DiMaio III, 57, of North
Providence, who retired last year after
spending 30 years in the state’s insurance
regulation office. “I worked for less money
(in a state job) for years because it was
going to be made up at the end. I think we
need to take the chance in court.”
But the risk of losing an expensive legal
fight — and getting nothing — has other
workers endorsing the settlement.
University of Rhode Island employee Mike
McDonald, who is vice president of his local
union, said the deal would bring closure to
years of bruising political and legal wran-
gling between public workers and retirees and
state leaders.
“It’s never going to be as good as it was,
but it’s better than what we have now,” the
54-year-old McDonald said. “It’s ‘take what
you can get.’ I’d like to put this to bed. Get
it over with.”
Rhode Island had one of the most troubled
pension systems in the nation before law-
makers passed the overhaul in a special leg-
islative session. The Rhode Island
Retirement Security Act was designed to
save an estimated $4 billion for the eco-
nomically troubled state over the next 20
Many of the 66,000 state workers, teach-
ers and municipal workers and retirees cov-
ered by the state retirement system com-
plained that the changes amounted to bro-
ken promises and an unconstitutional
change to their benefits. The legal challenge
to the law was the subject of closed-door set-
tlement negotiations for more than a year,
while the law was heralded — and derided —
across the country as other states looked to
address their own pension problems.
Under the law, cost-of-living pension
increases were suspended for five years, with
regular increases expected to return when the
pension fund grew to healthier levels. The
settlement would give retirees a $500
increase, with increases of up to 3.5 percent
every four years beginning in 2017.
Also, as part of the deal, employees with
20 years of service could keep their existing
pension plan instead of receiving a hybrid
plan that combines a pension with a 401(k)-
type account. All other workers would
receive the hybrid plan, though govern-
ments would contribute slightly more to
workers with more years of service.
Employees would also pay slightly more
toward their own retirement than under cur-
rent law.
While workers and retirees won some
concessions, the settlement preserves an
estimated 95 percent of the savings from
the 2011 law.
Approving the settlement is complicated.
Afirst round of voting — underway now —
involves thousands of ballots sent to mem-
bers of the unions and retiree coalitions that
challenged the law. Those ballots must be
returned no later than April 3 to be counted.
If fewer than 50 percent of the ballots come
back as “no” votes, then the process moves
to a second round of voting.
Under the process, anyone who fails to
return their ballot is counted as a “yes”
vote. That’s irked opponents of the settle-
ment, who say elderly retirees, former
workers who have left Rhode Island or those
who aren’t following the debate may be less
likely to mail the ballot back.
Rhode Island workers, retirees mull pension deal
Another case between
Apple-Samsung heads to court
SAN JOSE — The fiercest rivalry in the
world of smartphones is heading back to
court this week in Silicon Valley, with
Apple and Samsung accusing each other,
once again, of ripping off designs and
The trial starting Monday will mark the
latest round in a long-running series of law-
suits between the tech giants.
The latest Apple-Samsung case will be
tried less than two years after a federal jury
found Samsung was infringing on Apple
patents. Samsung was ordered to pay about
$900 million but is appealing and has been
allowed to continue selling products using
the technology.
In the upcoming case, Apple Inc. is accus-
ing Samsung of infringing on five patents
on newer devices, including Galaxy smart-
phones and tablets. In a counterclaim,
Samsung says Apple stole two of its ideas to
use on iPhones and iPads.
Neighbors bicker in
Pennsylvania over forced gas drilling
NEW BEDFORD, Pa. — An old law has
started a new battle over shale oil and gas in
Pennsylvania. At issue is whether a compa-
ny can force people who don’t want drilling
under their land to accept it.
Houston-based Hilcorp seeks to use a
1961 state law to drill under the property
of four holdout landowners an hour north
of Pittsburgh, near the Ohio border. The
concept known as “forced pooling” means
that the people who don’t sign leases get
bundled in with those who do, to make
drilling more efficient.
The company says that invoking the old
law insures that everyone is compensated
for the minerals they own.
Two hearings that had been planned for
this week were postponed to allow more
time for residents to get information.
American farmers
confront ’big data’ revolution
WICHITA, Kan. — Farmers from across
the nation gathered in Washington this
month for their annual trek to seek action
on the most important matters in
American agriculture.
But this time, a new issue emerged:
growing unease about how the largest seed
companies are gathering vast amount of
data from sensors on tractors, combines
and other farm equipment. The sensors
measure soil conditions, seeding rates,
crop yields and many other variables.
Seed companies want to harness the data
to help farmers grow more food with the
same amount of land. But some farmers
worry that the information could be
hacked or exploited by corporations or
government agencies. And they are serv-
ing notice that Congress might need to
become involved in yet another debate
over electronic security and privacy.
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Monday • March 31, 2014
By Janie McCauley
STANFORD — Chiney Ogwumike pulled
her fellow starters aside and offered one last
challenge: Stanford’s biggest star wanted to
be an “afterthought.”
That was hardly the case in her team’s lat-
est lopsided NCAAtournament win, though
Ogwumike’s supporting cast sure did its part
to move the Cardinal one step closer to the
Final Four.
Ogwumike had 29 points and 15
rebounds, Mikaela Ruef produced a career
performance on both ends, and second-seed-
ed Stanford beat Penn State 82-57 on
Sunday to reach the NCAA tournament
regional final on its home floor.
“Mikaela’s our rock out there,” Ogwumike
said. “She does a lot of the grunt work.”
The Cardinal (32-3) built a big first-half
lead and rolled against the third-seeded Lady
Lions to move into Tuesday night’s region-
al final against No. 4 seed North Carolina
(27-9). The Tar Heels beat top-seeded South
Carolina 65-58 on Sunday night.
Ruef recovered from getting poked in the
eye early to contribute 11 points, 13
rebounds, five assists and two steals. She
was cheered at every chance by the raucous
home crowd at Maples Pavilion. Amber
Orrange added 18 points in Stanford’s ninth
straight NCAAtournament home win.
Ariel Edwards scored 22 points for the
Lady Lions (24-8), while leading scorer
Maggie Lucas was held scoreless in the sec-
ond half and finished with six.
“Maggie Lucas hasn’t had six points
since third grade,” Stanford coach Tara
VanDerveer said. “She can flat out score.”
It hardly mattered that Hall of Famer
VanDerveer spent a day each of the past two
summers at her New York home providing
tips to Penn State coach Coquese
Stanford neutralized Penn State’s physical
style, with Ogwumike far outmatching the
Lady Lions’ athleticism in the paint.
The Cardinal figured they more than
earned their home-court comforts, having
traveled all the way to Iowa as a surprised
No. 2 seed for a pair of 19-point NCAAvic-
tories and then home to the Bay Area —
rather than getting to play in West locales
of Los Angeles or Seattle.
Ogwumike is determined to carry this
team back to Final Four in her last hurrah
after their streak ended last March at five
Stanford beats Penn State, into own regional final
Keone Cabinian through a five-hit shut out against one of the best hitting teams in the state
in West Valley.
By Terry Bernal
West Valley starter Robert Anderson
entered as the headliner. But College of
San Mateo freshman Keone Cabinian
stole the show.
The Bulldogs cruised to a 3-0 win over
West Valley Sunday at CSM behind a
pitching gem by Cabinian. The fresh-
man settled in to produce his lengthiest
collegiate outing — and then some.
In just his second start since he was a
high-school underclassman at De La
Salle, Cabinian shut down one of the
best hi t t i ng t eams i n Nort hern
California to the tune of a five-hit
shutout. The freshman struck out nine
against two walks and three hit batsmen
to improve to 2-1.
After undergoi ng Tommy John surgery
as a high-school senior, it has been a
long road back for Cabinian. His only
previous start this season was a two-
inning outing Feb. 22 in taking the loss
against Feather River. But in three pro-
ceeding relief outings, the right-hander
didn’t give up a run, including a four-
inning stint March 22 against Chabot in
which he struck out seven.
“We’ve been somewhat conservative
with him in terms of pitch count, and let
him build himself up to this point,”
CSM manager Doug Williams said. “Last
Saturday he threw very well in relief and
earned himself that start. And he was
outstanding [Sunday] with three pitch-
es—the ball down—the great competi-
tiveness which he has. It’s tough to
pitch better than that.”
Anderson also went the distance in
taking his first loss of the year, allow-
CSM shuts out West Valley
By Bob Baum
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks
played their “home” opener 7,800 miles
away from Phoenix.
After two losses to the Los Angeles
Dodgers in Australia, they truly open at
home Monday against the San Francisco
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner, an All-
Star last season, makes his first opening-
day start for the Giants and Brandon
McCarthy starts for the Diamondbacks.
The four-game series features two teams
that will try to unseat the favored Dodgers in
the NL West .
San Francisco won he division title and
the World Series two years ago, a year after
the Diamondbacks finished atop the NL
West .
Arizona has been hit by significant
injuries to its top starting pitcher, Patrick
Corbin, and its bullpen setup man, David
“Virtually every team is going to have
obstacles,” Diamondbacks manager Kirk
Gibson said. “We’ve had some hit us early.
We”ll be resilient. We’ll have to fight
through it.”
New Arizona closer Addison Reed said
there’s no way to avoid the kind of injuries
Corbin and Hernandez sustained.
“But our farm system is deep,” he said. “So
many guys we can plug in”
Bumgarner, at 24 the youngest of the San
Francisco starters, was 13-9 with a 2.77
ERAin 31 starts last season. As usual, start-
ing pitching is the Giants’ strength, with a
rotation that includes Matt Cain, Ti m
Lincecum and 38-year-old newcomer Ti m
The Giants finished third in the NL West
last season, behind the Dodgers and
“There’s a bad taste in every-
body’s mouths,” San Francisco
catcher Buster Posey said.
San Francisco had a hard time
scoring last year.
“We’ve got to pick it up here,”
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “This
is going to be a big road trip for us.
We’ve got to have these bats going.”
San Francisco needs output from
speedy center fielder Angel Pagan,
who was bothered by a sore back
during spring training.
Wade Miley and Trevor Cahill
started in Australia. Miley was
Bumgarner gets opening-day call tonight in Arizona
By Terry Bernal
The first Friday-night start of Matt
Krook’s collegiate career may have been a
matter of mere technicality. With the cur-
rent trajectory the fireballing lefty is trav-
elling though, it won’t be long before he
finds a home in the Friday slot as one of
the top college aces in the nation.
Because of the ominous weekend forecast
heading into Oregon’s three-game series at
Stanford, an impromptu doubleheader was
scheduled for Friday at Sunken Diamond.
And with Krook having solidified himself
as the No. 2 starter in the Ducks’ rotation
this year, Game 2 of the twin bill fell to
The freshman southpaw did not disap-
point. Pitching in front of family and
friends came out to support the San Mateo
native in force, Krook delivered seven
innings of two-hit baseball, allowing just
one run while striking out seven against
two walks in taking a no-decision in a
game Stanford would go on to win 2-1 in
11 innings.
“It was really exciting coming back
here,” Krook said. “I miss the Bay Area a
lot. Seeing my friends and family here
[Friday] night, it was really cool. It’s just
something you can’t get anywhere else.”
A 2013 graduate of St. Ignatius, Krook
was the talk of Bay Area amateur baseball
last season when he was drafted in the sup-
plemental first round (35th overall) by the
Marlins. Negotiations went down to the
wire before Krook opted to take the col-
lege route via full athletic scholarship to
Krook dazzles in
homecoming at
Sunken Diamond
See HOOPS, Page 17
See KROOK, Page 17
See CSM, Page 16
See GIANTS, Page 16
Giants southpaw
Madison Bumgarner, an
All-Star in 2013, is set to make
the first opening-day start of his
career Monday at Chase Field in Arizona.
Opening Day 2014
Terra Nova 18, Bountiful 6
The Tigers were unhospitipal hosts Saturday to vis-
iting Utah-based Bountiful. Terra Nova rallied for
nine runs in the first to lead the rest of the way. Senior
Jacob Martinez paced the Tigers with a 4-for-5 day
with a triple and three runs scored. Senior Tyler
Armstorng was 2 for 4 with three RBIs and a pair of
doubles. Jeff Hendricks and Joey Pledger also tabbed
two hits apiece in support of junior Andre Dcunha’s
first win of the season.
Los Gatos 8, Aragon 2
Los Gatos improved to 13-2 overall with a lot of
early runs Saturday against the visiting Dons. Aragon
briefly led 1-0 in the first but the Wildcats rallied for
five in the bottom of the frame and never looked back.
Los Gatos senior Cameron Ackerman tabbed his first
home run of the season while four Wildcats relievers
combined for 4 2-3 shutout innings.
Oak Grove 8, King’s Academy 7
It’s too bad the game got called after six innings
because the fireworks were just getting started late in
the game. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Oak
Grove rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame
to take a 5-2 lead. But the King’s Academy responded
with five in the top of the sixth to lead briefly 7-5.
However, Oak Grove leapfrogged the Knights with a
three-spot in the bottom of the sixth to win it.
Pacific Grove 4, Aragon 0
Seaside 7, Aragon 6
The Dons were no-hit by Pacific Grove in Saturday’s
doubleheader opener then fell to Seaside after leading
6-3 in the nightcap. Dons junior Jessica Doss came
out on the short end of both games in the circle but
went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs against Seaside. Since start-
ing the year 2-0, Aragon has now dropped six
straight. Things don’t get any easier for the Dons
who next match up with red hot Notre Dame-Belmont
Hillsdale 8, Milpitas 5
The Knights scored a big comeback win after
Milpitas led 5-1 through two innings of play.
Hillsdale junior Bailey Nestor was 2 for 3 with four
RBIs and a pair of triples while junior Meagan Wells
scored three runs. Junior right-hander Tori Pierucci
tabbed a four-inning complete game to earn the win,
improving her record to 2-1 as the Knights upped
their overall record to 7-1.
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By Jenna Fryer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Preparations for the IndyCar
Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top
organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of
Team Penske.
The dig — Tim Cindric compared Penske to the New York
Yankees and Target/Chip Ganassi Racing to the Miami Marlins
— irritated the Ganassi camp and created some drama heading
into the race Sunday.
When the checkered flag waived, it was Penske driver Will
Power in the winner’s circle. With teammate Helio
Castroneves finishing third, Team Penske drivers claimed two
spots on the podium and fired the opening salvo in the rivalry.
“I’ve only heard a little bit of that story, so I haven’t paid
much attention,” Power said. “Are the Marlins good? Do they
Ganassi drivers Scott Dixon, the defending series champion,
finished fourth and Tony Kanaan was sixth in his debut for the
So with Verizon-sponsored driver Power on top of the podi-
um in the first race with Verizon on board as the series sponsor,
and Castroneves on the podium with him, round one easily
went to Team Penske.
“We don’t want to give an inch this year,” said Castroneves,
who lost the championship to Dixon last season. “We don’t
want to give any opportunity. We want to give the champi-
onship to Roger no matter what it takes.”
Ganassi has won five of the last six championships, and
Penske last won in 2006.
It was fitting that the win went to Power, who picked up right
where he left off last season. He won three of the final five
IndyCar races last season — including the last two — and his
Sunday win at St. Pete gives the Australian four out of the last
six victories.
Power passed pole-sitter Takuma Sato for the lead with an
outside move headed into the second turn on Lap 31, and was
never really challenged again. He had to beat Castroneves off
pit lane during stops under caution, and the only hiccup was on
the first restart of the race.
He was the leader and was slow to restart
the field with 28 laps remaining. It caused
traffic to stack-up behind him and led to a
crash involving rookie Jack Hawksworth
and Marco Andretti.
Andretti got out of his car with a limp and
was favoring his wrist following the acci-
“It’s hard to see because I was pretty far
back, but Will just stopped. Once you go,
you gotta go,” he said. “It looked like an
accordion effect. I had a good restart going, but we were junk
all day, so what are you going to do?”
Hawksworth blamed the accident on the leaders stopping at
the front of the field.
“We went when they said green, and all of a sudden the lead-
ers stopped. I don’t know what was going on at the front,” the
rookie said.
Power said he never braked and was confused because the field
went green earlier than it should.
“They actually threw the green before I was even in the
(restart) zone, so it was confusing to me,” Power said.
Castroneves didn’t buy Power’s version and said he was
fooled by his teammate.
“Will and I know each other for a long time. He knows my
tricks,” Castroneves said. “I didn’t quite know that trick from
him, and he got me.”
IndyCar said the restart in question was acceptable, but race
control did review Power’s second restart and issued him a
warning for going too early. He was not penalized, but IndyCar
said he will be if he does it again.
Juan Pablo Montoya finished 15th in his return to IndyCar
for the first time since he left for Formula One following his
Indianapolis 500 win in 2000. He spent almost five seasons in
F1 and seven in NASCAR before returning to open-wheel with
Roger Penske.
“I think it went pretty good,” he said. “We will learn and
pass some people and some people passed us. There are a few
things we have to do better, but I didn’t feel my pace was too
bad there at the end. It’s going to be a lot of work but I am very
Power opens IndyCar season
with victory in St. Petersburg
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NEW YORK — Shabazz Napier
owed UConn.
He could have transferred when
academic sanctions barred the
Huskies from the NCAA tourna-
ment his junior season. But the
guard wanted to pay back the
school for the joy of a national
title his freshman year, for his
struggles as a sophomore.
Napier sure did that Sunday, car-
rying UConn back to the Final
Four in front of thousands of roar-
ing Huskies fans at Madison
Square Garden. He scored 17 of his
25 points in the second half in a
60-54 upset of fourth-seeded
Michigan State.
The East Regional’s most out-
standing player hit three huge free
throws with 30.6 seconds left,
making clutch shot after clutch
shot just as Kemba Walker did
when Napier was a freshman. The
Huskies (30-8) rallied from a nine-
point second-half deficit to
become the first No. 7 seed to
reach the Final Four since the tour-
nament expanded to 64 teams in
“His will to win — you could
just see it,” said Gary Harris, who
led Michigan State with 22
points. “He wasn’t going to let
his team lose.”
The Spartans’ seniors become
the first four-year players recruited
by Tom Izzo to fail to make a Final
“As the game got closer and
closer to ending, it was on my
mind a lot, every huddle,” said big
man Adreian Payne, who had 13
points and nine rebounds but was
repeatedly pushed to the perimeter
by UConn’s defenders.
The undersized Huskies matched
Michigan State’s physical play
box-out for box-out, holding the
Spartans (29-9) to just six offen-
sive rebounds and six points in
the paint.
“We’re physical, too,” said sec-
ond-year coach Kevin Ollie, who
is now 4-0 in the NCAA tourna-
ment after replacing mentor Jim
Calhoun. “Don’t get it mixed up.
We are predators out there.”
UConn dared Michigan State to
shoot 3-pointers, and the
Spartans nearly made enough,
going 11 for 29 from behind the
arc. Harris was 4 for 9 on 3s, but
his teammates were a combined 10
for 32 from the floor.
Trailing 51-49 with more than
two minutes left, Michigan State
had a chance to tie or take the lead.
Payne threw the ball away, and
Napier drilled a jumper on the
other end.
UConn upsets Michigan St. 60-54, back to Final Four
Connecticut Huskies guard Shabazz Napier (13) shoots the ball against
Iowa State Cyclones forward Dustin Hogue (22) during the second half in
the semifinals of the east regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball
Championship tournament at Madison Square Garden.
By Janie McCauley
STANFORD — Diamond
DeShields sat down long enough
to have her ankle taped up as
tightly as possible, then later
took a quick break to tend to a left
knee injury that she aggravated.
Just as North Carolina coach
Andrew Calder was about to sit
DeShields for the remainder of the
first half, she talked him right out
of it.
DeShields escaped two close
calls with injury to score 19
points, leading North Carolina
one win closer to a sweet reunion
with healing coach Sylvia
Hatchell by beating top-seeded
South Carolina 65-58 in the
Stanford Regional semifinals on
Sunday night.
“I didn’t want to have that bur-
den on my shoulders not having
done everything I could to con-
tribute to the team win. I didn’t
hold my team back,” DeShields
said. “Coach trusted me, trusted
my instincts. He put me out there
and he gave me a chance.”
Brittany Rountree converted a
pair of free throws with 1:14 left
and two more at the 36.4-second
mark to help seal it for the No. 4
seed Tar Heels (27-9), who backed
up their December victory against
the Gamecocks with another on
the NCAAtournament stage.
The Tar Heels will play in
Tuesday night’s regional final
against second-seeded Stanford
(32-3), an 82-57 winner on its
home court against No. 3 seed
Penn State in Sunday’s first game.
Calder trusted DeShields to stay
in the game.
“She got slightly injured, but
she’s a competitor like you can’t
believe and you’re not going to
hold her back from being out
there, and she’ll be out there
Tuesday night,” Calder said.
Alaina Coates hit several key
baskets down the stretch on the
way to 22 points for South
Carolina (29-5), held to 37.7-per-
cent shooting while committing
13 turnovers.
North Carolina players lin-
gered well after the final buzzer
hand handshakes, with
DeShields holding Stephanie
Mavunga in a long embrace.
Mavunga, who contributed 13
points, nine rebounds and three
steals, then lifted Jessica
Washington into the air as the
guard raised her arm in triumph.
North Carolina needs one more
win to be reunited with Hatchell,
whose doctors have said she could
travel to the Final Four in
Nashville, Tenn., after recently
undergoing her final chemothera-
py session for leukemia.
Hatchell hasn’t coached this
season after being diagnosed with
leukemia in October, though she
does plenty of game planning
with associate coach Andrew
Calder by phone. She texts her
players encouraging words before
games, too.
DeShields leads North Carolina past South Carolina
Kentucky edges Michigan 75-72
INDIANAPOLIS — Aaron Harrison made a
3-pointer from NBArange with 2.3 seconds
left Sunday to lift Kentucky and its fresh-
men to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip
to the Final Four.
After Harrison’s teammate, Julius Randle,
inadvertently tipped in the tying shot on
Michigan’s previous possession, the
eighth-seeded Wildcats got the ball to the 6-
foot-6 guard, whose twin brother, Andrew,
is another of the five freshmen in
Kentucky’s starting lineup.
Standing a good three feet behind the arc,
Harrison elevated over Caris LeVert and
took a bit of contact on the arm from the
Michigan guard as he shot. No matter. The
shot rattled in, and for the second straight
game in the Midwest Regional, Harrison
had the go-ahead points in a tense game for
the Wildcats (28-10). In this one, he scored
all 12 of his points off four 3-pointers over
the last 8:05.
Nik Stauskas missed a halfcourt heave at
the buzzer for second-seeded Michigan (28-
9), and moments later, Harrison was under a
dog pile — or make that a puppy pile. This
is the first all-freshman
starting lineup to make
the Final Four since
another well-known
group, the Fab Five of
Michigan, did it in 1992.
“I’m gonna see every-
one in Dallas this year,”
coach John Calipari said,
with a Texas Twang, as he
addressed the crowd before
the nets came down.
The Wildcats will play Wisconsin next
Saturday outside of Big D.
Stauskas finished with 24 points for the
Wolverines, who finished a win shy of their
second straight Final Four.
Randle had 16 points and 11 rebounds for
his 24th double-double and was named the
region’s most outstanding plaayer.
No.3 seed Louisville rolls No.7 seed LSU
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Shoni Schimmel
scored 19 points, Tia Gibbs added five 3-
pointers and third-seeded Louisville
rolled seventh-seeded LSU 73-47 on
Sunday to reach the regional final of the
NCAA tournament.
Facing an injury-rid-
dled Lady Tigers squad
that dressed just eight
players, the Cardinals
(33-4) rung up another
rout highlighted by a sea-
son-best 12 3-pointers
with the two seniors lead-
ing the way. Schimmel
was 3 of 5 from beyond
the arc and three other
Cardinals contributed.
LSU (21-13) on the other hand went 31
minutes with just Danielle Ballard (24
points), Jasmine Rhodes (eight) and
Theresa Plaisance (seven) scoring before
other players chipped in. By then the game
was out of hand and the Lady Tigers shot just
24 percent from the field.
Louisville moved on to host Maryland on
Tuesday night, matching Cardinals coach Jeff
Walz against Terrapins counterpart Brenda
Frese, whom he worked under from 2002-07.
Antonita Slaughter added 10 points and
Asia Taylor had 10 rebounds for Louisville,
which shot 40 percent and was outrebound-
ed 48-46 but cruised because its reserves
outscored LSU’s bench 28-0 while dominat-
ing the Lady Tigers 21-2 in assists.
DaShawn Harden also had seven points
for the Lady Tigers.
Maryland upsets Tennessee Lady Vols
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Alyssa Thomas
scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed
13 rebounds as fourth-seeded Maryland
upset No. 1 seed Tennessee 73-62 on Sunday
in the Louisville Region semifinal.
The Terrapins (27-6) reached their ninth
regional final and first since 2012. They did
it against a program the Terps had beaten
only four times previously and never before
in the NCAA tournament. Maryland
improved to 5-10 against Tennessee (29-6)
with a little revenge for their previous tour-
nament loss in the 1989 Final Four.
The Lady Vols’ self-titled “GrindFor9” in
their chase for a ninth national champi-
onship is over. They will miss the Final
Four for a sixth straight season. This hurts
even more with the national championship
game being played April 8 in Nashville just
179 miles from their home in Knoxville.
Meighan Simmons scored 31 points for
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By Tim Price
SAN ANTONIO — Steven Bowditch
held on to win the Texas Open in windy
conditions Sunday for his first PGATour
victory and a spot in the Masters.
The 30-year-old Australian bogeyed
the par-5 18th for a 4-over 76 for a one-
stroke victory.
“I’m over the moon. I really can’t
believe it,” said Bowditch, who
attempted suicide in 2006 and has
fought depression throughout his career.
It was the highest closing score by a
winner since Vijay Singh finished with a
4-over 76 in the 2004 PGA
Championship, and the highest in a
non-major since Fred Couples had a 5-
over 77 in the 1983 Kemper Open.
Bowditch finished at 8-under 280 at
TPC San Antonio and earned
“Every time I got out of check, look-
ing ahead to the Masters and winning
golf events and making my speeches
before I was finished, I had to pull
myself in check every time,” said
Bowditch, wearing a green shirt. “And it
happened a lot today.”
Bowditch, based in Dallas, entered the
week 339th in the world and had only
two top-10 finishes in eight years on
the tour. He won once on the
Australasian circuit and twice on the
Web.Com Tour.
“He’s been a battler. He’s gone
through a lot in his life,” said John
Senden, a fellow Australian who won the
Valspar Championship two weeks ago.
Senden waited about an hour after his
round to shake Bowditch’s hand.
“That last putt wasn’t his best, but to
finish it off he was as cool as a cucum-
ber really,” Senden said. “I’m proud to
be his mate.”
Will MacKenzie and Daniel
Summerhays tied for second. MacKenzie
shot 70, and Summerhays had a 71.
Chesson Hadley and Ryan Palmer
missed chances to get into the Masters
through the top 50 in the world ranking.
Hadley, the Puerto Rico Open winner,
needed at least a sixth-place finish, but
closed with an 80 to tie for 56th at 5
over. Palmer needed a top-three finish
and had an 82 to also tie for 56th.
Bowditch played the front nine in 3-
over 39, making a double bogey on the
par-4 fourth.
Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open
Australian Steven Bowditch chipped in
at the first two holes on his way to a
three-shot lead after the third round at
the $6.2 million Texas Open.
By Hank Kurz Jr.
Matt Crafton grabbed the
lead for the first time with
47 laps to go and held on to
win the rain-delayed Truck
Series race at Martinsville
Speedway on Sunday night
for his fourth career victory.
It also was his first on the
0.526-mile paper clip, and
a study in steady improve-
“If you don’t have the
best car or truck there at the
beginning of a run, you
make changes throughout
the race. It’s about having a
smart crew chief and some-
one putting their head on
their shoulders and not tear-
ing the stuff up,” he said,
crediting crew chief Carl
Joiner for adjustments all
race long.
“It’s not so much steal-
ing,” Crafton said. “It’s
about beating them at the
end when it counts.”
Crafton, the defending
series champion, passed
local favorite Timothy
Peters on the inside of the
fourth turn to grab the top
spot, then survived two
two-lap sprints to the fin-
ish. The green-white-check-
ered run extended the race to
256 laps, leaving Crafton
jokingly complaining
about darkness.
After 24 previous starts at
Martinsville, he was envi-
sioning the track’s signa-
ture trophy, a grandfather
clock, in his living room at
home, and not wanting to
let anything get in the way.
“It’s definitely one of
those places that you want
to win at just because that
grandfather clock is such an
awesome trophy to have in
your house,” he said.
“Finally we got it. ... It’s
Crafton became the 23rd
driver to win in 31 truck
races at Martinsville.
Darrell Wallace was sec-
ond, followed by Ben
Kennedy, Johnny Sauter
and Ryan Blaney.
Wallace said his team
struggled all day, too, after
getting practice time in on
Friday, then having qualify-
ing rained out Saturday
before racing after the Cup
Series had run, changing
conditions again.
“I thought I had enough
saved for those last two
(dashes), but we just could-
n’t get it done,” he said.
Kennedy, conversely,
wished he’d had more time
to make a move.
Crafton wins in truck at
Martinsville for 1st time
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Cleveland 90, Indiana 76
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Saturday’s Games
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Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, , ccd., Rain
Minnesota 7, Boston 4
Toronto 2, N.Y. Mets 0
Houston 13,Texas 6
Detroit vs.Washington, , ccd., Rain
Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 2
Colorado 2, Seattle 1
San Francisco vs. Oakland, , ccd., Rain
Chicago Cubs 9, Arizona 8
San Diego 9, Cleveland 8
L.A. Angels 6, L.A. Dodgers 2
Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Liri-
ano 0-0), 1:05 p.m.
Washington (Strasburg 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-0),
1:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Lee 0-0) at Texas (Scheppers 0-0), 2:05
Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 0-0),
2:10 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 0-0),
4:10 p.m.
Colorado (De La Rosa 0-0) at Miami (Fernandez 0-
0), 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-0) at Arizona (Mc-
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Kansas City (Shields 0-0) at Detroit (Verlander 0-0),
1:08 p.m.
Philadelphia (Lee 0-0) at Texas (Scheppers 0-0), 2:05
Boston(Lester 0-0) at Baltimore(Tillman0-0),3:05p.m.
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solid but not as good as reign-
ing NL Cy Young Award winner
Clayton Kershaw in a 3-1 open-
ing defeat, and Cahill was hit
hard in a 7-5 loss. Miley and
Cahill will start the second and
third games of the Arizona
series, while newcomer Bronson
Arroyo, sidelined by a sore back
during much of spring training,
is to start the series finale.
The Giants will go with Cain,
Hudson and Lincecum.
McCarthy struggled
with injuries last sea-
son, going 5-11 with
a 4.53 ERA, but had a
strong exhibition sea-
son It’s his second
start in a home open-
“It’s a cool opportu-
ni t y, ”’ he said. “It’s
always a first chance
for the fans to get out
and see the guys
again. There’s always
a lot of atmosphere
there. It’s the closest you get to a
playoff atmosphere in the regular
season until the season starts
drawing to an end. It’s a fun chal-
Arizona will open with rookie
Chris Owings at shortstop. The
Pacific Coast League player of
the year last season beat out Didi
Gregorius, who was optioned to
Triple-A Reno.
Arizona, led by NL home run
and RBIs leader Paul
Goldschmidt, finished 81-81 for
the second year in a row in a sea-
son slowed by injuries.
“We’ve already had two games
under our belt, but the Giants are
always a very good ballclub and
play us tough,” Diamondbacks
general manager Kevin Towers
said. “Hopefully the adrenalin
will be flowing and McCarthy
will have his A-game going.”
Bochy doesn’t expect the
Diamondbacks to have any hang-
over from their Sydney sojourn.
“They’ve had time to recuper-
ate and recover,” Bochy said.
“That’s what they made sure of
when they made they made this
trip that they could come back. I
don’t see any difference playing
them after going to Australia.”
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ing three runs on four hits.
The big 6-foot-4 sophomore,
committed to transfer to
University of Nevada-Reno,
falls to 5-1.
“He won’t let me take him out
of the game no matter what,”
West Valley manager Rick
Wiens said. “So, on his day to
pitch, he’s going the distance.”
CSM scratched out a couple
early runs against Anderson and
the lead held up.
The Bulldogs got on the board
in the second by virtue of one
hi t . Cl eanup hi t t er Makana
Lyman drew a leadoff walk. He
moved to second on a single by
Tyler Carlson then advanced to
third on a fly ball off the bat of
Steve Pastora. After Carlson
stole second, a passed ball
allowed Lyman to score and
Carlson to advance to third.
Then Allen Smoot produced a
sacrifice fly to score Carlson,
giving CSM a 2-0 lead.
In t he si xt h, t he Bul l dogs
added an insurance run. Dylan
Isquirdo drew a one-out walk
and moved to second on a
groundout. Wi t h t wo out s,
Lyman si ngl ed t o cent er t o
plate Isquirdo, giving CSM a 3-
0 lead.
Cabinian did the rest, seem-
ing to get stronger as the game
breezed along. Completing the
game in just under two hours, he
set down seven of the last eight
batters he faced.
“He commanded both sides of
t he pl at e wi t h t wo pi t ches, ”
Wiens said. “He lived at the
kneecaps. He took advantage of
the strike zone. He stayed
ahead. And he threw a great
Wiens said he had no scouting
report on Cabinian going into
the game. But West Valley has-
n’t had much of a problem figur-
ing out opposing pitchers this
season, ranking fourth in the
state with a .307 team batting
average. However, the loss of
one of the Vi ki ngs’ leading hit-
t ers i n sophomore short st op
Trevor DeMerritt, who under-
went back surgery in February,
looms large. DeMerritt was hit-
ting . 393 when he was shut
On the heels of Cabinian’s
masterful outing, Williams said
t he freshman has absol ut el y
earned himself another turn in
the rotation. It has been a long
time coming as Cabinian didn’t
pitch his final two seasons at
De La Salle due to the elbow
“I was worried,” Cabinian
said. “It was hard getting back.
I missed playing the game. But
I’m here now and I’m happy to
be here.”
With the win, CSM (9-3 in
Coast Golden Gate Conference,
15-9 overall) remains in sole
possession of second place in
the Coast Golden Gate two
games back of first-place
Chabot .
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consecutive Final Four berths. Stanford lost
61-59 to Georgia in the regional semifinals
last year in Spokane, Wash.
After her uncontested layin with 6:37 to
play, roaring fans jumped to their feet dur-
ing the ensuing timeout — some even hold-
ing posters of Ogwumike’s face. She gave
everyone a scare going down hard with 2:22
remaining while going for a rebound on the
defensive end, but got up to make both free
throws then took a seat for good.
Stanford is unbeaten at home this season
and also in the NCAAtournament at Maples
since a second-round shocker by Florida
State in 2007. The Cardinal have won 29 of
33 tournament games on campus overall.
Speedy Stanford freshman Lili Thompson
pressured Big Ten Player of the Year Lucas,
who shot 3 for 14 and missed all five of her
3-point tries in her final collegiate game.
She went 0 for 6 from the floor in the second
“This was really hard,” Lucas said.
“Certainly we didn’t want to go out the way
we did today. ”
Thompson, who had 11 points, said she
“just wanted to shut her down and force
other people to score, and that’s how I could
contribute to the win.”
Fifth-year senior Ruef, who shot 5 of 7,
sat down to a standing ovation with 2:36
At the perfect time, the Cardinal put
together one of their best games all season.
“For us, probably coming back to the
Pac-12 tournament where we stunk it up and
we got sent home, that got everybody’s
attention,” VanDerveer said.
Defending the perimeter was a top pri-
ority for Stanford, and the Lady Lions
shot 4 for 12 from 3-point range. Penn
State committed 15 turnovers, including
seven in the first half to Stanford’s one
miscue and 10 assists.
Bonnie Samuelson hit a pair of 3-
pointers to help the Cardinal to a 44-30
halftime lead while shooting 47.4 per-
In one impressive first-half sequence,
Ruef grabbed the rebound on the defen-
sive end, dribbled out of trouble and
passed. She then got in position for an
offensive rebound and putback that gave
the Cardinal their first double-digit lead.
Penn State called timeout, down 33-23
with 4:53 left in the first half.
Frustrated Penn State fans chanted
“Neutral site! Neutral site!” in the
game’s closing minutes.
“I’m not in favor of it,” Washi ngt on
said of playing on Stanford’s home
floor. “It’s an extremely difficult task to
ask. I’m glad the NCAA has gone back
to neutral courts going forward for the
Ogwumike’s big sister, Nneka, Jayne
Appel and Kayla Pedersen were among
the former Stanford stars in the stands.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice, Ogwumike’s academic advisor, also
Continued from page 11
The reigning All-West Catholic
Athletic League pitcher is picking up
right where he left off as a collegiate
rookie, currently touting a 2-1 record
through seven starts with a team-best
1.88 ERAand a Pac-12 best 56 strikeouts.
Krook’s Achilles’ heel, even in high
school, was his control. As a 6-foot-3
lefty who touches 95 mph on the radar
gun, control issues are to be expected.
But Friday he was able to wrestle the com-
mand of his four-pitch repertoire to the
tune of just two walks for one of his best
outings of the season.
“I felt good,” Krook said. “I was throw-
ing more strikes than I have been because
my first few starts I struggled with throw-
ing strikes. … So, I felt really good. I felt
really locked in.”
Known for his exceptional fastball-
curveball combination in high school,
Krook didn’t really have to use much
more to succeed in the prep ranks. No
sooner did he arrive in Eugene last fall,
however, did the focus become his need to
refine his changeup in working with
Oregon manager George Horton and
pitching coach Dean Stiles.
“His stuff is so dominant,” Stiles said.
“His fastball is so dominant. He can
throw his curveball for a strike at any
time and now he’s developed a changeup
that he’s confident with. So when you
have … four pitches, mixing his slider,
he’s got enough tools and enough
weapons that he obviously can be really
In the fall, Oregon was touting an
exceptionally deep pitching staff .
Moraga-native Jeff Gold — the senior is
off to a 7-0 start this season — was a fix-
ture in the rotation last year. Also slated
to return was Cole Irvin, who as a fresh-
man last season posted a 12-3 record to
set Oregon’s all-time single-season wins
mark. Right-hander Jeff Reed, who
eclipsed the 100-inning mark for the
Ducks last season, entered his junior cam-
paign this year.
But injury struck when Irvin was lost
for the year to Tommy John surgery.
Also, closer Jimmy Sherfy was selected
by the Diamondbacks in the 10th round
of the 2013 draft after tabbing 40 saves
over his two final seasons at Oregon,
causing the Ducks to move Reed into the
closer’s role. So with two starting spots
up for grabs, Krook quickly solidified
himself in the Oregon rotation.
Friday night, under the
lights at Sunken Diamond
where he would so often
watch games growing up,
Krook lived up to the hype.
“I’m very happy with his
results,” Stiles said. “That’s
our goal, is to keep climbing up the
mountain and each outing that he’s had
has been more and more spectacular. His
pitch count was extended. His control was
fabulous — his poise. So, he’s developed
into a really solid competitor. ”
The confidence-factor is a plus too, as
Krook said it was all smooth sailing
pitching in front of the hometown crowd.
“I wasn’t nervous at all, which is
weird,” he said. “I’m starting to become
less and less nervous as the season goes
on. Pretty much the nerves are gone.”
That’s good, because it won’t be long
before the national spotlight shines once
again on the talented lefty.
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Saturday, Feb.22 at the Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae.The 25 girls from10 different high schools spent the
last six years together volunteering more than 7,000 hours to help their community thru NCL with the support
of their mothers.They may be featured in white gowns for this event but year in and year out, they roll up their
sleeves for the 30 philanthropies that NCL serves throughout San Mateo County.The Class of 2014 spent more
than 1,300 hours this year alone volunteering for Innvision Shelter Network, Peninsula Family Service, Maple
Street and the San Mateo Senior Center.Front row (left to right): Elizabeth Siegle,Natasha Thornton Clark,Brooke
Butterworth,Sarah Rossi,Stephanie Hsu,Claire Willig,Vienna Auerweck,Julia Pontius,Kelsey Better and Christina
Beyer. Back row (left to right): Caroline Callaghan, Peyton Nora, Christina, Callie Welsh, McKenzie Lynch, Allyn
Benintendi, Katherine Flessel, Patricia Grant, Madeline Mitchell, Annika Ulrich, Caitlin Teoman, Lauren Tham and
Katherine Ericson (not pictured): Paige Kotowitz and Daniella Kotowitz.
Charitable young ladies
The 22nd Annual Starting Line Breakfast’s keynote speaker Keena Turner
(left) congratulates Sgt. Matthew Lethin of the San Mateo Police
Department (right),who was recognized with the Community Star award
for helping an individual addicted to methamphetamine. Sgt. Lethin
connected the person with San Carlos-based StarVista,which helps people
through counseling, prevention, early intervention, education, and
residential programs.StarVista also provides crisis intervention and suicide
prevention services, including a 24-hour suicide crisis hotline, an alcohol
and drug helpline,and a parent support hotline.The individual Sgt.Lethin
helped is now close to obtaining his certificate for drug and alcohol
counseling and is working at StarVista as a part-time relief counselor.
StarVista helper
Monday • March 31, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
like those articles and online posts
that start with something like “You
know you grew up in the ’80s if … ”
and they list the things you undoubtedly
did or had if you grew up in the ’80s like
you owned a Wham album and could recite
every line of The Breakfast Club. Here’s a
local version of that game. You know you
grew up in Millbrae if ... you played on a
Little League team sponsored by a bar!
My teams were sponsored by Enzo’s
Delicatessen and Millbrae Pancake House,
but I had friends who played for the teams
sponsored by George’s Place and My
Brother’s Place, two local watering holes.
Perfect sponsor for a team of 7- and 8-
year-olds, right? The Kiwanis also spon-
sored a little league team, which seems
like a better match. I visited a Kiwanis
Club last week as their guest speaker.
And, as is the case every time I speak to a
group, this question came up: why don’t
you people come get the annoying
wildlife living in my yard? I try to kindly
explain that as the humane society, we’re
more about having a humane, “let wildlife
be wild” attitude, but that usually goes
nowhere. They want a solution to their
problem, which invariably has to do with
a skunk or raccoon taking up residence in
their yard. “You want to get rid of the ani-
mal living in your yard?” I ask. After the
chorus of “heck yesses,” I give the
answer. To get rid of the animal in your
yard, get rid of the reason they’re there,
which is usually an inadvertent source of
food, water or shelter. Apet’s food and
water bowls, for example, attract urban
wildlife. So does fallen fruit left on the
ground. Spaces under decks and hot tubs
provide access to great living spaces.
Remove what’s attracting the animals and
the animals will look elsewhere.
Scott oversees PHS/SPCA’s Adoption,
Behavior and Training, Education,
Outreach, Field Services, Cruelty
Investigation, Volunteer and Media/PR pro-
gram areas and staff from the new Tom and
Johnny and Laura Heckenberg, of
San Carlos, gave birth to a baby girl at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March 8,
Mi chael Ni chol l s and
Laura Horsch Ni chol l s, of Portolo
Valley, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City March 9, 2014.
Matthew and Kelly Murphy, of
Belmont, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
10, 2014.
Andrew and Amanda Steele, of Los
Gatos, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City March 11, 2014.
Michael and Deeann Bruno, of San
Mateo, gave birth to twin baby boys at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
12, 2014.
Brian and Vi ctori a Venturi, of San
Mateo, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Match 13, 2014.
Luiz and Claudia Sanchez, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
18, 2014.
Joel Pargot and Nancy Franklin
Pargot, of San Mateo, gave birth to a baby
boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City
March 18, 2014.
Erik and Heli Beran, of Belmont, gave
birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City March 19, 2014.
Lucas and Casey Priebe, of Redwood
City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City March 21, 2014.
Matthew and Katherine Debski, of
Belmont, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
21, 2014.
Brent and St acy Gul l i xson, of
Atherton, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
21, 2014.
Jon Il oreta and Corinne Reich-
Wei ser, of Menlo Park, gave birth to a
baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City March 22, 2014.
Carl os Morei ra and Ni col e
Cassi eMoreira, of San Mateo, gave birth
to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City March 22, 2014.
Jeremy Bai l enson and Jani ne
Zacharia, of Redwood City, gave birth to a
baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City March 23, 2014.
Juan Jimenez and Grace Castro, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
24, 2014.
John and Areian McKenna, of Menlo
Park, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City March 25, 2014.
Christopher and Cara Saxton, of San
Carlos, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City March 25, 2014.
Samir and Amy Lakhani, of Belmont,
gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City March 25, 2014.
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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
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Area plan. The plan, she said, doesn’t dic-
tate what cities must do but guides them to
goals like housing around transit. The
question the plan aims to answer, she said,
is “Where are you going to put your stuff
and who is going to pay for it?”
These issues were just some of the ones
Groom and De Paula tackled while sitting
down with the Daily Journal to share why
each thinks they deserve residents’ vote for
the June 3 ballot.
District Two includes the cities of San
Mateo, Foster City and most of Belmont.
This year marks the first election in which
supervisors will be chosen by district
rather than by all county voters.
Prior to joining the Board of
Supervisors, Groom served nine years on
the City Council and spent 18 years as vice
president of Mills-Peninsula Health
Services. In her latest position, she has
made children, parks and health care prior-
ities. She also created the “Streets Alive!
Parks Alive!” annual event. During her
tenure, Groom has helped the county wres-
tle down its triple-digit structural deficit
and approved construction of a new county
jail in Redwood City. She said approval
was not a “natural vote” but that with edu-
cation she understood the need and that
realignment was “a real game changer. ”
She said she is proud of the work the she
and the county has done to ready for the
ACA and wants to continue serving to see
through the Big Lift reading initiative and
allocation of the Measure A sales tax rev-
De Paula, a Vietnam-era veteran who is
retired from the telecommunications and
industrial coatings industries, said he was
left less than impressed with Groom’s dis-
missive attitude at a board meeting regard-
ing a major redevelopment in North Fair
Oaks and felt the county overall needs to do
more to help veterans navigate the benefit s
De Paula, who believes Groom to be a
“career politician,” said at age 58, he’s
ready to serve for one term and one term
onl y.
“It’s now time for me to do something for
the county,” he said.
One of the things he wishes to do is push
the county and its public hospital to sign
up more people for the ACA while they are
waiting in the emergency room. The
patients are a captive audience and “it’s not
that difficult,” he said.
Adding patients to insurance will also
help the medical center’s accounts receiv-
able, he said.
Groom said she’s never met De Paula and
doesn’t recall him ever coming to her
office to discuss matters, including veter-
ans needs, but is concerned about back-
l ogs.
“I don’t want to hear that we don’t have
enough people,” she said.
If elected, De Paula said he will ask his
board colleagues to implement a year audit
of its decisions and awarded contracts to
increase transparency. He couldn’t pin-
point any specific issues of the current
board with which he disagrees but said it is
difficult to know until he gets elected and
has some “on the job training.”
In the June election, Board of
Supervisors District Three is also contest-
ed with incumbent Don Horsley running
against Michael Stogner.
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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s
emergency water system is not adequate
for putting out multiple fires at once dur-
ing a major disaster like a strong earth-
quake, according to current and former fire
In the decades since fires caused by a
1906 earthquake devastated the city, vot-
ers have approved hundreds of millions of
dollars in bond money for an elaborate
emergency water system. But the city has
failed to spend it properly in recent
decades, fire officials told the San
Francisco Chronicle.
“We have an unlimited water supply, but
no way to get it to the fires in half of the
city,” said Thomas Doudiet, a retired San
Francisco assistant deputy fire chief.
For example, the newspaper says San
Francisco hasn’t spent enough to purchase
the portable firefighting equipment that is
instrumental to battling blazes in the
city’s outer residential districts.
The system helped extinguish the large
fire at a construction site in the city’s
Mission Bay district earlier this month
and was used to battle the Marina District
blazes after the 1989 Loma Prieta earth-
The effort to remake the city’s emer-
gency water system occurred after fires in
1906 destroyed 27,000 buildings. The
blazes burned largely unimpeded due to
poor water pressure.
City engineer Michael O’Shaughnessy
designed a state-of-the-art, gravity-fed
system with three large reservoirs built
atop some of the city’s famous hills and
augmented by giant pumps that could draw
San Francisco Bay water.
Since then, the city has expanded into
areas that weren’t covered by
O’Shaughnessy’s engineering marvel,
leading officials to build 200 underground
storage tanks that hold 75,000 gallons
In the 1980s, retired assistant fire chief
Frank Blackburn designed a portable
pumping system that allowed firefighters
to tap into these cisterns and shoot water
at high pressure.
But the portable system hasn’t been
expanded since the 1980s, and currently
only three rigs are available to fight fires
in the city, according to the Chronicle.
“If we had four major fires like we had (at
Mission Bay), we would have an issue,”
Assistant Deputy Chief Ken Lombardi
said. “There is no doubt the (portable) sys-
tem works — we need more of it to make it
work for the whole city. ”
The city needs about $18 million for
new rigs and equipment to bring the sys-
tem up to the level it needs to be, accord-
ing to Doudiet.
So far, the city has only received
$400,000 in federal grants for the project.
“We’ve got to have the full system in
place before the earthquake hits, and we
don’t know when that is going to hap-
pen,” he said.
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Distribution capabilities may not support major disasters, earthquake, fires
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“I’ve participated in science fairs for a
large part of my life,” she said. “It’s amaz-
ing to have people tell me my project was
really cool.”
Her project “Wifi? Evaluating the Effects
of Human Radiofrequency Waves on
Raphanus sativus Seeds” was initially con-
ceived when she noticed the prevalence of
technology in modern society when her
sister asked about getting the iPad.
“I found the whole community was real-
ly uncertain about the effects [of Wi-Fi],”
she said.
For the experiment, 30 similarly sized
germinated seeds were acquired and separat-
ed into three groups (control, 2.4 Ghz, and
5.8 Ghz). 2.4 Gigahertz and 5.8 Gigahertz
directional wireless antennas were directed
at respective seed samples. Root growth
and shoot growth were recorded daily. At
the conclusion of the project, three sam-
ples from each group were selected for
chlorophyll quantification and submerged
in 5 milliliters of ethanol. Eight hours
later, samples were analyzed.
“I found there is potential to cause bio-
chemical changes on the molecular level,”
she said. “It indicates the effects on
humans might be more devastating since
plants are more resilient.”
Last year, Hsiao won in the same catego-
ry, but didn’t expect a win this year.
“It seemed more elementary in compari-
son [to the other projects],” she said. “I
overcame a lot of obstacles throughout.”
Hsiao is very enthusiastic about learn-
ing and also works at her school’s newspa-
per The Aragon Outlook.
“Science is
a w e s o m e , ”
said Hsiao,
who is inter-
ested in pedi-
atrics. “I’m
open to a lot
of different
aspects of sci-
Her projects
were entered
into both the
San Francisco
Bay Area and
C a l i f o r n i a
State Fairs.
She is going
to state fair in
April in Los
At the fair there were more than 340
projects designed and created by current
San Mateo County students.
Other winners at the fair included Adam
Noworolski of Burlingame Intermediate
School; Matthew Bates of Notre Dame
Elementary School; Swetha Tummala of
Nueva High School; Nathan Bowman of
North Star Academy; Ilan Ladabaum, J.P.
McKenney, Javier Nino-Sears and Simon
Montrose of Central Middle School;
Laura McGann of Saint Charles School;
James Carlson, Andrew Land, Carolyn
Wang and Cole Lorch of Tierra Linda
Middle School; Matthew Cheng, Nicholas
Finke and Marcus Leubke of Bayside
STEM Academy; Jack Price of Park
Elementary School; Ed Austin of Sequoia
High School; and Greening Gemma,
Benjamin Glazer and Robert Weigle of
Woodside Elementary School.
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Virginia Hsiao
At 6:11 p.m., in the hills of Crestmoor in
San Bruno, a 30-inch Pacific Gas and
Electric natural gas line had ruptured and
was spewing flames onto the street and into
the air above the housing along Glenview
Drive, Earl Avenue, Claremont Drive,
Fairmont Drive and Concord Way. The rup-
tured line that was spewing the fire dug a
167-foot long trench that was 25 feet wide
and 40 feet deep. A huge segment of the
pipe lay on the street and the ruptured pipe
kept throwing fire into the air. The winds
from the west pushed the flame into the park
across the street from the pipe and charred
and burned all of the trees before the flames
continued in a northeastern direction up
Glenview Drive and spilled over onto
Claremont Drive, Fairmont Drive and
Concord Way. Houses immediately burst
into flame as residents fled. My relatives on
Concord Way fled their home out the front
door as the fire came in the back door. The
fled in their cars from 2731 Concord Way,
heading south, straight into the extreme
heat the flames were producing. Luckily,
before they reached Claremont Drive, the
heat changed direction and they moved
through what could have been a cremation
situation due to the heat. The heat was so
intense, the fire department removed their
trucks to the Crestmoor Shopping Center
so they would be out of danger until the
situation was reassessed and plans could
be made to more effectively fight the fire.
The water mains had been ruptured due to
the explosion and the only water avail-
able was 4,000 feet away. Water trucks
immediately pressed into service to furnish
water to fight the fire.
The fire raged on for over an hour before
valves could be located by PG&E and shut
off. Before the fire was controlled, it had
turned into an six alarmer and 38 houses
had been leveled by the fire. It was utter
chaos for a matter of hours as responders
tried to control the fires, evacuate the
houses in the area and determine the casu-
alty count. Numerous reports of missing
persons began circulating as residents
frantically tried to determine who had been
in the area and who had been elsewhere
shopping or at work. The first count of
deaths was unreliable and it turned out that
60 people were injured, six were missing
and six were dead at first count. The death
toll reached eight eventually.
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold
Fredricks appears in the Monday edition of
the Daily Journal.
Continued from page 3
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American Red Cross blood drive.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. American Red Cross
Bus, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. Call
(800) 733-2767 or go to redcross-
blood.org to schedule an appoint-
ment. The sponsor code is ‘NDNU.’
Camellias: Ask the Experts. 7 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center,
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
Roundtable discussion with local
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conditions. Free. For more informa-
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Free Oral Cancer Screenings. San
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Lions Field, San Buno. Learn funda-
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go to
‘Japan Revisited’ art exhibit. 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Portola Art Gallery at
Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road,
Menlo Park. This exhibit will run
through April 30. The gallery is open
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through
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Afterschool Special at
CuriOdyssey. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
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your admission. Let your child
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more information call 342-7755.
Chronic Headache Relief Seminar.
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To RSVP or for more information call
Don’t Fool Around — Use
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Jazz by the Bay. 8 p.m. Centennial
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San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
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4th Ave., San Mateo. Free admission,
but lunch is $17. For more informa-
tion call 430-6500.
Afterschool Special at
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Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
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The Hearing Loss Association of
the Peninsula Monthly Meeting. 1
p.m. Veterans Memorial Senior
Center located,1455 Madison Ave .,
Redwood City. The special speaker
this month is Anna Gilmore Hall,
Executive Director of the Hearing
Loss Association of America. Free.
For more information call 345-4551.
Afterschool Special at
CuriOdyssey. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
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your admission. Let your child
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more information call 342-7755.
Chronic Headache Relief Seminar.
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‘The Wizard of Oz.’ 2 p.m. Serra
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will be opting for products that are
more hazardous during a fire.
“Scientific studies show that flame
retardants help save lives by stopping
fires from starting or slowing their
spread,” Bryan Goodman, spokesman
for the North American Flame
Retardant Alliance, wrote in an email.
“We are concerned that proponents of
the bill seem to be focused exclusively
on opposing the use of flame retardants
when they should be concerned that an
important fire safety standard for
upholstered furniture, which has pro-
tected Californians for decades, was
recently removed.”
California’s 1975 flammability stan-
dard, which led to the industry’s use of
flame retardant chemicals, was revised
last year.
Gov. Jerry Brown instructed the
Bureau of Electronic and Appliance
Repair, Home Furnishing and Thermal
Insulation to evaluate the efficacy of
flame retardant chemicals in protecting
consumers against fires. The bureau
determined these chemicals do not pro-
vide meaningful safety benefits and
returned with Technical Bulletin 117-
2013, which now requires upholstered
furniture to withstand smoldering
instead of a direct flame.
TB 117-2013 allows “manufacturers
to meet the fire safety standards with-
out the need of chemicals and then to
communicate [through SB 1019]
whether or not these products have
chemicals to the consumers is a great
step,” Leno said.
The current law requires upholstered
furniture and bedding to have a securely
fastened label stating it conforms to
the standards of the bureau. SB 1019
would further require the labels to
plainly state if the product does or does
not contain flame retardant chemicals.
If the product does contain added
flame retardants, furniture manufactur-
ers and retailers would also be required
to make a good-faith attempt to keep a
list of the types of chemicals used in
Motivation for the updates stemmed
from growing research on the environ-
mental and health effects of exposure
to flame retardants. These chemicals are
correlated to cancer, can interfere with
hormone and thyroid systems and chil-
dren exposed in the womb can have
lower IQs, attention problems and
there are links to autism, said Dr. Sarah
Janssen with the University of
California at San Francisco.
“California house dust is highly con-
taminated with flame retardant chemi-
cals ... which we either inhale or
ingest,” Janssen said. “California
homes, wildlife that lives in California
and people in California, especially
children, contain some of the highest
levels of flame retardant chemicals than
anywhere else in the world.”
California’s standard became the de
facto regulation for furniture through-
out the country, as it would be unrealis-
tic for manufactures to produce furniture
exclusively for one state.
Goodman argues the chemical indus-
try already has federal oversight and
the issue is about protecting consumers
during a fire.
“Yet, many Californians are unaware
of this reduction in fire safety regula-
tions. It is important to remember that
there are already agencies that are
responsible for evaluating chemical
safety,” Goodman said. “In fact, flame
retardants, like all chemicals, are sub-
ject to review by the [Environmental
Protection Agency] and other govern-
mental agencies in the U.S. and around
the world.”
However, flame retardant chemicals
become extremely toxic when burned
and have devastating effects on those
who are exposed, said Lou Paulson,
president of the California
Professional Firefighters.
“We’re supporting this for firefighter
safety. Also to let the public understand
clearly what they’re purchasing, what
they’re sitting on,” Paulson said.
Leno said SB 1019 is simply about
providing consumers with facts and the
ability to make informed decisions.
With this bill, Leno said he hopes the
market demand will phase out the use of
flame retardant chemicals in uphol-
stered furniture.
“The more consumers know about
these chemicals, which certainly
have great risks to their health and for
their families, that if they have an
option and that option is no more
expensive, than I believe people are
going to err on the side of caution and
purchase a product that is ... equally
safe to another product,” Leno said.
“Over time, the market will drive us to
a day not far from now when manufac-
turers will, and retailers will, find it
not in their economic interest to man-
ufacture or sell products with these
dangerous chemicals.”
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levels, Belzer said. He became inter-
ested in bringing yoga and mindful-
ness to the school this year and this
semester a seventh period group of
about 15-20 girls meets for yoga and
discussions, while a ninth-grade phys-
ical education class includes a yoga
unit during this pilot program.
In the girls’ class, the teens talk about
various issues related to be teenage girl
in 21st century. Students are introduced
to yoga postures, breath work and prin-
ciples of healthy living. Over the course
of the program, students are supposed to
develop a sense of achievement and
competence, and develop tools to han-
dle stress and anxiety.
“Teachers had kind of hand picked
some of the more at-risk girls in the
school,” Wilson said. “We also did a
general promotion of the class to all
the girls in the school. There’s numer-
ous benefits of the classes — the main
is stress reductions.”
A freshman named Sarah who is in
the seventh-period class said she’s
learned how to get rid of stress through
“It (yoga) makes you feel really good
about yourself,” she said.
Meanwhile, the girls’ class teacher
Stephanie Barea said the class is about
creating a space for the teens to be who
they are without worries or judgment.
“The external environment contin-
ues to tell you you’re not enough —
you should be smarter, skinnier or
nicer,” she said. “This is a place where
you can show up and be perfect. It’s
also about cultivating skills for how
to unwind. Unplugging and relaxing
versus distracting yourself from being
overwhelmed with your phone, the
media or friends.”
There are many beneficial elements
to the class, including reduced stress
levels. Sitting more has increased
stress levels, Wilson said.
“Teens today, because of the innova-
tion of technology and culture, leads
to sedentary lives and increased stress
levels, along with all the academic
testing,” she said. “[Yoga is a] physi-
cal outlet to release the stress. You can
use it any time to help manage stress.
We teach breathing techniques to help
energize them if they’re feeling really
tired or depressed. They’re given the
Another benefit is emotional regula-
tion and empowerment, she said.
“A lot of teens feel totally over-
whelmed by emotions and can often
feel like a victim,” she said. “It allows
them to be aware of their emotions and
allows them to move through them.
They have sense of control over them-
selves even if they don’t have control
over their lives.”
RISE has been in touch with
Hillsdale High School and another site
in Burlingame has expressed interest
in the program, Wilson said.
For more information, visit riseyo-
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
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MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Use your energy
wisely. Impress your employer with your abilities and
willingness to tackle anything. Your efforts will be
noticed and rewarded.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Stick to what you know
and do best. Don’t rely on colleagues to finish what
you start. You will end up gaining nothing and having
to redo the work yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Change is in the air. Now
is the ideal time to focus on your living space. Spruce
up your home or look into a property investment.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Get out and mingle.
Sign up for a new activity or take advantage of arts
and recreation facilities close to home. You are likely to
meet someone who shares your interests.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Your optimism could lead
to trouble. Dreams are good to have, but deal with
practical matters first. Focus on your career and take a
realistic look at your financial situation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your artistic abilities will
be on display today. The children in your life will be
delighted to share a hobby or craft with you, and you
can enjoy things through youthful eyes for a while.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You may feel as
though you are stuck in a rut. Take time to catch up
on your reading, or finish a creative project that you
had put aside.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Keep your emotions in
check. Although an interesting change may be taking
place, you mustn’t act in haste. You would do well to
consider the outcome before making a commitment.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Your attention to
detail will attract an influential person. Don’t take on
too many assignments at once, or you may fall short.
Call in favors to get the help you need.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You may be
uncertain and lack direction. Be honest about
the way you feel. Spending some time with the
youngsters in your family will lighten your mood as
well as prove informative.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Strive to do your best,
and don’t allow criticism to upset you. Be confident
in your judgment — you will be able to make wise
choices and good decisions.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t hesitate to speak
your mind. Accept an invitation that allows you to meet
new people and broaden your outlook and interests. A
romantic connection will enhance your life.
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Of Intention to Lease Certain School District
Property and Notice Inviting Bids to Lease
Crestmoor School
2322 Crestmoor Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
RESOLUTION #14-01-02 stating the District’s intention to mas-
ter lease Crestmoor School for a 20 year term beginning on or
about July 1, 2014, was PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Gov-
at its meeting held on January 15, 2014.
At 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in the San Bruno
Park School District’s Board Room at 500 Acacia Drive, San
Bruno, CA 94066, a representative of the District will accept
sealed and oral bids to lease the Crestmoor Elementary
School comprised of approximately 22,000 sq. feet of class-
rooms, offices, kitchen and a multi-use room along with adja-
cent outdoor areas. The minimum acceptable bid is $450,000
annual rent. Bidders must submit a $50,000 deposit with their
bid. Call the District’s real estate consultants, Enshallah, Inc.
at (408) 230-7095 for bid package and instructions.
ATTEST: Jennifer Blanco, Clerk, Governing Board
San Bruno Park School District
County of San Mateo, State of California.
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Silver Lining Staging, 1465 B Chapin
Ave., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is here-
by registered by the following owner: Me-
lissa Stacy 515 Almed Rd., BURLIN-
GAME, CA 94010. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Melissa Stacy /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/17/14, 03/24/14, 03/31/14, 04/07/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Vlad Collectibles, 415 Grand Ave.,
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Vladimir Glasov, 333 Baker
St. #324, San Francisco, CA 94117. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Vladimir Glasov /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/24/14, 03/31/14, 04/07/14, 04/14/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) 7 Victoria St., 2) 7 V St., 3) 7 V St.
Events & Co., 7146 Mission St., Daly
City, CA 94014 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Yearsly Arce, 92
Cityview Dr., Daly City, CA 94014. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Jose Flores /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/28/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/31/14, 04/07/14, 04/14/14, 04/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Source Asia Co. LTD, 844 Mahler
Rd., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby
registered by the following owner: 123
Creations Inc, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Shui Feng Sham /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/28/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/31/14, 04/07/14, 04/14/14, 04/21/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Cookies N’ Milk, 559 Starboard Dr.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94404 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Karen Gar-
za, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Karen Garza /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/31/14, 04/07/14, 04/14/14, 04/21/14).
• Tree Service
• Pruning & Removal
• New Lawn • All concrete
• Ret. Wall • Pavers
• Yard clean-up & Haul
Free Estimate
Lic. #973081
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
210 Lost & Found
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
"AMERICAN GRIZZLEY" limited print by
Michael Coleman. Signed & numbered.
Professionally framed 22x25.. $99. 650-
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. SOLD!
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
296 Appliances
tion fairly new $100.00. (650)291-9104
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, SOLD!
MINI-FRIG NEW used i week paid $150.
Sell $75.00 650 697 7862
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
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
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
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
298 Collectibles
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all (650)365-
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $50. OBO,
BOX OF 2000 Sports Cards, 1997-2004
years, $20 (650)592-2648
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
mark picture Gallery First Day of issue
1960. Limited edition $85.
FRANKLIN MINT Thimble collection with
display rack. $55. 650-291-4779
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
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
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
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
SMALL WOOD dollhouse 4 furnished
rooms. $35 650-558-8142
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (650)349-6059
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
14” x 21”, carved top, $45.,
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.,
27 Monday • March 31, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
302 Antiques
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, $55., (650)357-7484
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
AUTO TOP hoist still in box
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
batteries $9, 650-595-3933
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
COMPACT PLAYER - Digital audio DVD
video/CD music never used in box.
only $18, 650-595-3933
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
mote ex/cond. (650)992-4544
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
CHAIRS, WITH Chrome Frame, Brown
Vinyl seats $15.00 each. (650)726-5549
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
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
FLAT TOP DESK, $35.. Call
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. 622-
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
304 Furniture
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
QUEEN SIZE Mattress Box Spring
$100.00 (650)291-9104
RECLINER CHAIR brown leather exc/
cond. $50. (650)992-4544
RECLINER LA-Z-BOY Dark green print
fabric, medium size. $65. (650)343-8206
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970’s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SMALL VANITY chair with stool and mir-
ror $99. (650)622-6695
SOFA - excelleNT condition. 8 ft neutral
color $99 OBO (650)345-5644
SOFA SET of two Casual style, Good
condition 62" long. $85.00 Hardly used..
650 697 7862
with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274
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
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for ster-
eo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
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 CABINET T/V glass door/
drawers on roller 50"W x58"H ex/co.$60.
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
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.
306 Housewares
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
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN MOWER - very good
condition $25., SOLD!
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
SINGER ELECTRONIC sewing machine
model #9022. Cord, foot controller
included. $99 O.B.O. (650)274-9601 or
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
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.
blade heavy duty new in box. $60.
CRAFTSMAN10" TABLE saw & stand,
$99. (650)573-5269
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)851-0878
308 Tools
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, (650)333-4400
used. Wood handles. $50 or best offer.
(650) 595-4617
309 Office Equipment
CANON ALL in One Photo Printer PIX-
MA MP620 Never used. In original box
$150 (650)477-2177
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.
CHEESESET 6 small and 1 large plate
Italian design never used Ceramica Cas-
tellania $25. (650)644-9027
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
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
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
SET OF 11 Thomas registers 1976 mint
condition $25 (415)346-6038
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35.
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
KAMAKA CONCERT sized Ukelele,
w/friction tuners, solid Koa wood body,
made in Hawaii, 2007 great tone, excel-
lent condition, w/ normal wear & tear.
$850. (650)342-5004
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
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
brown. Good health. Free. Call
PET TAXI, never used 20 by 14 by 15
inches, medium dog size $20. SOLD!
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
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
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MANS DENIM Jacket, XL HD fabric,
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MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
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ing. Looks feels real. Perfect condition
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NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
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1 Insect stage
6 Sink down in the
9 Heavy haulers
14 Not quite
15 Single
16 Mild-mannered
reporter Kent
17 Tennis court
19 Overzealous type
20 Point after deuce
21 More narcissistic
23 Asian New Year
24 Harbor long-term
27 Portuguese
explorer Vasco
30 Open court
hearing, in law
31 News org.
32 Construction
zone cones
36 Earth-orbiting
39 Birds that
symbolize peace
41 Right, vis-à-vis
left: Abbr.
42 Early PC
43 Glasses, in ads
44 More than mono
46 Workout facility
47 Water, in Juárez
49 Amazingly
51 Creamy
56 End of a prof’s
57 Type of
vegetable oil
58 Yucky muck
62 Soup scoop
64 “Stay put!”
66 Partner of vim
67 Seventh Greek
68 Love, to Luciano
69 Length-times-
width calculations
70 Opposite of NNW
71 Yankee shortstop
Jeter who
announced he
will retire at the
end of 2014
1 Whatever she
wants, she gets
2 Zealous
3 Rice-A-__
4 Capital of Austria
5 Wd. modifying a
6 Dr Pepper and
Dr. Brown’s
7 1973 Rolling
Stones ballad
8 Davis of “A
League of Their
9 Move like a
10 Right-angle
11 Political
with an Internet
12 Discount rack
13 Glide on ice
18 Sunlamp danger,
22 Narcissists have
big ones
25 Men pocketing
26 Sometimes-
illegal turns, for
27 Fizzling
28 Each
29 Push gently
33 Valet’s purview
34 Not shut,
35 “All Things
37 Rogers and Clark
38 Beliefs
40 WWII vet, say
42 Synthesizer
44 Room in una
45 Conclude by
48 Stomach
50 Lentil or pea
51 Aqua __:
aftershave brand
52 Firefighter Red
53 South American
54 Pays, as the bill
55 Radii-paralleling
59 Skunk’s defense
60 Fairy tale fiend
61 Eye on the sly
63 Hawaii’s
Mauna __
65 Terrible
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(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
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WESTERN HAT brown color large size 7
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317 Building Materials
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318 Sports Equipment
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By Nick Perry
and Justin Pritchard
WELLINGTON, New Zealand —
Two miles beneath the sea surface
where satellites and planes are
looking for debris from the miss-
ing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor
is cold, dark, covered in a squishy
muck of dead plankton and — in a
potential break for the search —
mostly flat. The troubling excep-
tion is a steep, rocky drop ending
in a deep trench.
The seafloor in this swath of the
Indian Ocean is dominated by a
substantial underwater plateau
known as Broken Ridge, where the
geography would probably not
hinder efforts to find the main
body of the jet that disappeared
with 239 people on board three
weeks ago, according to seabed
experts who have studied the area.
Australian officials on Friday
moved the search to an area 1,100
kilometers (680 miles) to the north-
east of a previous zone as the mys-
tery of Malaysia Airlines Flight
370 continued to confound. There
is no guarantee that the jet crashed
into the new search area. Planes that
have searched it for two days have
spotted objects of various colors
and sizes, but none of the items
scooped by ships has been con-
firmed to be related to the plane.
The zone is huge: about
319,000 square kilometers
(123,000 square miles), roughly
the size of Poland or New Mexico.
But it is closer to land than the
previous search zone, its weather
is much more hospitable — and
Broken Ridge sounds a lot craggi-
er than it really is.
And the deepest part is believed
to be 5,800 meters (19,000 feet),
within the range of American
black box ping locators on an
Australian ship leaving Sunday
for the area and expected to arrive
in three or four days.
Formed about 100 million years
ago by volcanic activity, the ridge
was once above water. Pulled under
by the spreading of the ocean
floor, now it is more like a large
underwater plain, gently sloping
from as shallow as about 800
meters (2,625 feet) to about 3,000
meters (9,843 feet) deep. It got its
name because long ago the move-
ment of the Earth’s tectonic plates
separated it from another plateau,
which now sits about 2,500 kilo-
meters (1,550 miles) to the south-
Much of Broken Ridge is cov-
ered in a sediment called
foraminiferal ooze, made of
plankton that died, settled and was
compacted by the tremendous
pressure from the water above.
“Think like it’s been snowing
there for tens of millions of
years,” said William Sager, a pro-
fessor of marine geophysics at the
University of Houston in Texas.
Like snow, the layer of micro-
scopic plankton shells tends to
smooth out any rises or falls in
the underlying rock. In places, the
layer is up to 1 kilometer (half a
mile) deep.
But if the fuselage of the Boeing
777 did fall on to Broken Ridge, it
would not sink much into the
Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with 1 trench
The Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield is loaded with supplies at
HMAS Stirling naval base near Perth. The ship is being tasked to drag a
U.S.Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) towed pinger locator,
an undersea Navy drone capable of exploring waters nearly 15,000 feet
A U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage
and Diving towed pinger locator is
pictured on a dock at HMAS Stirling
naval base near Perth.
By Josef Federman
JERUSALEM — American medi-
ators held urgent contacts with
Israeli and Palestinian officials
Sunday in hopes of salvaging
troubled Mideast peace talks —
searching for a formula to bring
the sides back together and extend
the negotiations beyond a current
late-April deadline.
Officials from all sides said
diplomacy has picked up over the
past 24 hours, and an Israeli offi-
cial, speaking on condition of
anonymity because he was not
authorized to brief journalists,
said talks with the Palestinians
via the Americans were going on
throughout the day.
With the sides unable to agree
on the terms of a promised Israeli
prisoner release, the negotiations
appear to face a risk of collapse in
the coming weeks. U.S. Secretary
of State John Kerry, in Paris, was
weighing a return to the region to
find a way out of the deadlock.
The issue of the prisoner release
“could be resolved or it could fall
apart” in the next few days, Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu told a closed meeting of
officials from his Likud Party,
according to meeting participants.
“In any case, there won’t be any deal
without getting something in
return.” The participants spoke on
condition of anonymity because the
meeting was closed to the media.
Under heavy pressure from
Kerry, Israel and the Palestinians
agreed last July to hold nine
months of peace talks, setting a
late-April deadline for a final
agreement. When that became
unrealistic, Kerry scaled back his
goals and said he would aim for a
preliminary “framework” agree-
ment by April, with the goal of
continuing negotiations through
the end of the year to iron out the
final details of a deal.
But even that more modest goal
has run into trouble due to a snag
over the prisoner release. When
the talks began last summer, Israel
promised to free 104 long-serving
Palestinian prisoners in four
stages, with the final release com-
ing by the end of March. After car-
rying out the first three releases,
Israel has balked at releasing the
final group without a Palestinian
commitment to extend talks.
Israel’s defense minister said
Sunday it that “this is a critical
week for the Israeli-Palestinian
issue.” Moshe Yaalon was speak-
ing after meeting visiting U.S.
military chief Gen. Martin
Dempsey. Yaalon said Israel
appreciates the U.S.’s “commit-
ment and contribution” in facili-
tating talks. Israeli officials say
they are under no obligation to
carry out the final release because
of what they say is a Palestinian
failure to negotiate in good faith.
Yuval Steinitz, a Likud Cabinet
minister, said “it is clear” the
release can’t be carried out if
Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas plans on walking out of the
talks the next day. “This release
was meant to be carried out as the
talks proceed, and not when they
fall apart.”
Mohammed Ishtayeh, an aide to
Abbas, accused Israel of “trying to
blackmail us.”
But Palestinian officials
stopped short of threatening to
walk out of the talks altogether.
The chief Palestinian negotiator,
Saeb Erekat, confirmed that nego-
tiations were ongoing and said
Abbas was “making every possi-
ble effort” to ensure the release of
the fourth group.
U.S. mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks
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