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Monday April 7, 2014 Vol XIII, Edition 199
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By Samantha Weigel
Public companies and govern-
ment agencies keeping tabs on
drivers with license plate readers
throughout California have
prompted a local legislator to try
and strike a balance between pub-
lic safety and individual privacy
State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San
Mateo, authored legislation that
would restrict how information
gathered by automated license
plate recognition systems is
shared and sold, while at the same
time making the data more acces-
sible to law enforcement.
Senate Bill
893 refers to
the use of data
generated by
a u t o m a t e d
license plate
readers and
highlights the
increasing use
of cutting-edge
technology to
collect personal information. Yet
many of those whose behaviors
are being monitored arent even
aware of this common practice,
Hill said.
Its one of those frightening
things that you learn about. This
License plate
data storage
under review
State legislation aimed at driver privacy, would
restrict how information is gathered and sold
By Michelle Durand
Both Supervisor Don Horsley
and challenger Michael Stogner are
running for the District Three seat
to continue what theyve started.
For Horsley, rst elected to repre-
sent the largely coastal district four
years ago, another term means a
chance to nish up on projects like
the Princeton community plan and
constructing a mental health
respite center.
I think Ive done a good job,
Horsley said of his rst term which
he hopes will convince voters to
return him for a second.
For Stogner, who unsuccessfully
ran against Horsley and also sought
public ofce several other times,
joining the Board of Supervisors is
a way to increase government
Incumbent, familiar challenger
vie for District Three supervisor
By Angela Swartz
Electronic signs could soon run
along Highway 101 in
Burlingame if the city votes to
move forward with a study look-
ing into the feasibility tonight.
For the past several years, staff
has been approached by purvey-
ors of electronic media signs
seeking city
approval for
i n s t a l l a t i o n
along Highway
101. The city
will decide if it
wants to begin
a three-month
process to
e v a l u a t e
installing such
signs along the freeway. It will
evaluate the effect signs could
have on the city, whether signs
should be limited to private or
public property, if there is a min-
imum financial benefit to
Burlingame and if there are other
public benefits and the maximum
number of signs allowed prior to
giving direction to staff on
whether to proceed with a study,
according to a staff report.
Councilman Jerry Deal said he
also doesnt have a definite
stance on it now, but he would
support such an item if it creates
an asset for the city.
Im OK with it as long as its
going to fund something that the
city of Burlingame needs, he
Many other councilmembers
are still thinking over the item,
including Councilman Ricardo
Ortiz who said he doesnt have a
strong opinion on it yet.
Currently, the city has received at
least one digital sign proposal
for a privately owned site and
two inquiries from businesses
interested in finding a location.
City considers electronic signs on Highway 101
Burlingame officials begin exploration into potential downsides, benefits of such billboards
Jerry Hill
By Samantha Weigel
In an effort to ensure Draper
University follows through with
property enhancements and con-
forms to city policies, San Mateo
city officials sat down with the
founder of the entrepreneurial
boarding school last week.
Mayor Robert Ross,
Councilman Jack Matthews and
City Manager Larry Patterson
met with Tim Draper Tuesday to
discuss the schools ability to
earn permanent occupancy by
improving the
alleyway along
the Benjamin
Franklin Hotel
building, con-
structing a
landscaped liv-
ing wall and
filling ground
floor retail
space at the
Collective Building on Third
Ross said he was hopeful after
meeting directly with Draper, not
just his staff, and although
specifics were not established,
progress was made.
Draper intends to hire a market-
ing professional to assist in
managing the pop-up retail
spaces, reconsider building a liv-
ing wall and possibly pay to use
the citys contractors to keep the
alleyway clean, Ross said.
Draper purchased the Third
Avenue buildings in 2011 along
with a former bank building on
Fourth Avenue with the novel
idea of creating a boarding
school for young entrepreneurs.
In April and August of last year,
City, Draper seek resolutions
Outstanding campus improvements center of concern
Tim Draper
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Hundreds of people gathered to throw colored powder and water at each other to celebrate Holi, the Festival
of Colors, in Foster City Saturday. Holi is one of the largest festivals in India and symbolizes cleansing, a fresh
start and celebrating the coming of spring. Foster City Parks and Recreation Department along with Baybasi,
Inc. paired in sponsoring this cultural community event held at the Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park.
Tetris in the sky:
Gamers play on Philly building
said its been about 15 years since he
last played the videogame Tetris on a
Game Boy. On Saturday night, he
played it on the side of a skyscraper.
Robinson, 30, was among the hun-
dreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun
Saturday with a big version of the clas-
sic video game on the side of the 29-
story Cira Centre in downtown
It has been probably 15 years since
I played Tetris last on a Game Boy, and
its much different playing on the side
of building thats a half-mile away,
the city resident said. Everythings
happening so quick.
The hundreds of LED lights embed-
ded in the buildings glass facade nor-
mally display colorful patterns. On
Saturday night, images of supersized
shapes fell on two sides of the mir-
rored tower as competitors used joy-
sticks to maneuver them, creating a
spectacle against the night sky that
organizers hoped inspired onlookers
and players to think about the possi-
bilities of technology.
It wasnt the rst time Tetris has
been played on a building. But the
100,000-square-foot screen - which
includes the north and south faces of
the structure - could be a record.
The spectacle kicked off a citywide
series of events called Philly Tech
Week. It also celebrated the upcoming
30th anniversary of a game revered as
the epitome of elegance and simplici-
t y, said Frank Lee, an associate profes-
sor of digital media at Drexel
Lee, a game designer who oversaw
creation of the giant display, said put-
ting it on an ofce building was like
making a huge virtual campre.
This project began as a personal
love letter to the games that I loved
when I was a child - Pong last year,
Tetris this year. But it ended up as a
way of uniting the city of
Philadelphia, Lee told the crowd.
Lee already holds the Guinness
World Record for the worlds largest
architectural video game display for
playing Pong on one side of the Cira
Centre last year. Pong, the granddaddy
of all video games, is an electronic
version of paddleball developed by
Atari in 1972.
Tetris, created by Russian computer
programmer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984,
challenges players to rotate and
arrange falling shapes into complete
It became a global phenomenon in
the late 1980s after game designer
Henk Rogers, who had seen Tetris at a
trade show in Las Vegas, acquired the
rights and struck a deal to put it on
Nintendos original Game Boy.
Rogers, who was among the players
on Saturday in Philadelphia, said he
cant believe the longevity of Tetris,
which decades later continues to mes-
merize players on more than 30 plat-
If a game lasts a year, thats amaz-
ing, said Rogers, now managing
director of The Tetris Co. They usual-
ly go out of style very quickly.
Rogers said several new Tetris prod-
ucts and initiatives are planned for
release around its June 6 anniversary.
He declined to discuss details.
No tacos for you: New York
restaurant chain bans Putin
BUFFALO, N.Y. Hey Putin, dont
even think about ordering a Super
Mighty in Buffalo.
Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain
of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has
banned Russian President Vladimir
Putin from all of the companys 23
locations in western New York.
The company known for its quirky
ads announced on social media this
week that effective immediately, Putin
is banned from Mighty Taco for seiz-
ing Crimea from Ukraine. Mighty
Tacos posting says Putin may be
ordering around Crimea, but he wont
be ordering a Super Mighty, one of the
chains most popular menu items.
The posting, which features a red-
tinted photo of a gesticulating Putin,
says hell be welcomed back at
Mighty Taco when he stops acting
like a bully and picking on people.
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Actor Jackie Chan
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
The Teapot Dome scandal had its
beginnings as Interior Secretary
Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to
lease U.S. Navy petroleum reserves in
Wyoming and California to his
friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and
Edward L. Doheny, in exchange for
cash gifts.
Lying is done with
words and also with silence.
Adrienne Rich, American poet (1929-2012)
Gov. Jerry Brown
is 76.
Actress Heather
Burns is 39.
A woman is hit by pillows while people take part in International Pillow Fight Day at Washington Square Park in New York.
Monday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Monday ni ght: Clear. Lows in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
North winds around 5 mph...Becoming
northwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear in the evening then becom-
ing partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.
Wednesday ni ght through Friday: Partly cloudy.
Patchy fog. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 60s.
Friday night and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 60.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1 7 8 8, an expedition led by Gen. Rufus Putnam
established a settlement at present-day Marietta, Ohio.
I n 1 7 9 8, the Mississippi Territory was created by an
act of Congress, with Natchez as the capital.
I n 1 8 6 2, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in
I n 1 9 2 7, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary
Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washi ngt on
to New York in the first successful long-distance demon-
stration of television.
I n 1 9 3 9, Italy invaded Albania, which was annexed
less than a week later.
I n 1 9 4 9, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South
Pacific opened on Broadway.
I n 1 9 5 3, the U.N. General Assembly ratified Dag
Hammarskjold of Sweden as the new secretary-general,
succeeding Trygve Lie of Norway.
I n 1 9 6 4, IBM introduced its System/360, the compa-
nys first line of compatible mainframe computers that
gave customers the option of upgrading from lower-cost
models to more powerful ones.
I n 1 9 6 6, the U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb
that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea
off Spain following a B-52 crash.
I n 1 9 7 8, President Jimmy Carter announced he was
deferring development of the neutron bomb, a high-radi-
ation weapon.
In other news ...
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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 James Garner is 86. Actor Wayne Rogers is 81. Media
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and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 60. Actor
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Grand theft. Avehicle was stolen on the
1100 block of Elmwood Drive before
10:39 a.m. Thursday, April 3.
Thef t. A person was caught shoplifting
on the first block of Murchison Road
before 11:04 a.m. Wednesday, April 2.
Drugs. Police responded to a report of
a person i n possessi on of unl awful
paraphernal i a on t he 200 bl ock of
Rol l i ns Road before 2: 19 a. m.
Wednesday, April 2.
Arre s t. A person was arrested for public
intoxication on the first block of El
Camino Real before 3:48 a.m. Tuesday,
April 1.
Arre s t. A woman was arrested for being
in possession of a controlled substance
on El Camino Real before 1:40 a.m.
Tuesday, April 1.
Ani mal cal l. A person was bit by a dog
on Virgo Lane before 7:55 p.m. Monday,
March 31.
Di st urbance. A woman reported her
downstairs neighbors were continually
banging on the ceiling in response to her
child making noise on Rock Harbor Lane
before 9:08 a.m. Monday, March 31.
Police reports
Smart car, stupid driver
A person was reported for taking a
Smart car for a joyride and then return-
ing it damaged on Ralston Avenue in
Belmont before 1:43 p.m. Tuesday,
April 2.
arly on in the history of San
Francisco, owers, ower venders and
ower growing became a tradition of
the city.
Vendors bought blooms from growers from
the edge of the Presidio and set up stands in the
busy center of the city to sell them. To the
ower growers, there became a challenge to
produce the most beautiful owers that could
be grown. This loose industry of growers had
two problems from the start: there was not
much land to develop their plots on and it was
necessary to get the blooms to the vendors
quickly after they were cut. The growers
worked hard to get the blooms to market
leaving their land early in the morning and
driving their teams of horses through the dark
morning streets to be the rst one at the mar-
ket to deliver their owers in perfect shape.
This enterprising individuals was creating a
uniquely new outlet for the many Italians,
Chinese and Japanese who had the skills to
produce wonderful blooms that enhanced the
ofces and homes of the developing tastes of
this once frontier city. An organization of
growers and sellers was needed, however, to
ensure the sellers and vendors could service
the public adequately.
Before 1900, a unofcial ower market
sprung up on Market Street around the famous
Lottas Fountain. There was a ready trans-
portation system in place with the trolley cars
on Market Street and others that converged in
this area. Twice a week, the growers and retail-
ers met between Lottas Fountain and Podesta
and Baldocchi ower shop at 7 a.m. and
inspection of the blooms were made, deals
from buyers consummated and demand gauged
for the shops.
All went well until the 1906 earthquake.
Because of the increasing number of growers
that sprung up down the Peninsula and the
problem of keeping the area clear of large
crowds, the ower market was banned from the
Lottas Fountain area and they had to nd
another site at which to gather. They found a
place between Montgomery and Kearny
streets. This site was indoors.
Due to the destruction of many buildings
and the rapidly developing market for owers,
the three main ethnic groups of growers
Italians, Japanese and Chinese developed
their own market locations. The Italians grew
eld variety of owers and ferns; the Chinese
raised outdoor pompons and asters; and the
Japanese specialized in greenhouse-grown
owers, chrysanthemums, roses and carna-
The San Francisco flower market
Dazzling displays of flowers from the Peninsula, in front of the Chronicle Building on
Kearny Street, brighten the morning in San Francisco.
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Family Owned & Operated
Established: 1949
By Fenit Nirappil
SACRAMENTO A series of
scandals that has tarnished the
integrity of the state Legislature
has prompted a wave of proposals
aimed at strengthening political
ethics and reforming laws govern-
ing campaign contributions.
So far this year, a prominent lob-
byist was slapped with a record ne
for illegally throwing lavish
fundraisers for top elected ofcials
at his home, Democratic Sen. Rod
Wright was convicted for lying
about living inside his district, and
federal corruption charges have
been filed against two other
Democrats, Sens. Ron Calderon of
Los Angeles and Leland Yee of San
The reason theres indict-
ments, the reason theres trials is
because the system is working,
said state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los
Angeles, who is one of several
contenders for secretary of state,
the ofce that oversees elections
and campaign fundraising. But
clearly there is more we can do to
minimize the likelihood of this
kind of bad behavior taking place
to begin with.
He is among myriad lawmakers
and candidates trying to restore
public trust in government by
untangling the web of money and
politics and strengthening over-
Freshman Assemblywoman
Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens,
released a political reform package
in February following the lobby-
ing fine, while a task force of
Senate Democrats led by Ricardo
Lara of Bell
Gardens proposed ethics bills in
March after Calderons indictment.
Bowing to the additional scruti-
ny of lawmakers, Senate President
Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg can-
celled a golng fundraiser in San
Diego this weekend and announced
plans for an ofce-by-ofce ethics
review in the Senate.
But after the arrest of Yee, who
was indicted last week for taking
bribes and conspiring to import
arms from Muslim rebel groups in
the Philippines, Steinberg conced-
ed that even new laws have their
I know of no ethics class that
teaches about the illegality or the
danger of gun-running or other
such sordid activities, he said
before announcing the ethics
Other proposals seek to close
loopholes that allowed for abuses.
Lobbyist Kevin Sloats rm paid
$133,500 in part for hosting
fundraisers that exceeded the $500
budget allowed by law for Gov.
Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin
Newsom and top legislative leaders
of both political parties at his
Sacramento home. The limit would
be eliminated and the practice
banned alto-
gether under
SB1441 by the ethics task force
and AB1673 by Garcia, which
passed a committee vote last week.
Sloats rm also was ned for
illegally giving two Republican
assemblymen and a staffer gifts far
above the $10-a-month limit,
including tickets to 49ers and NBA
games. Undercover federal agents
posing as Hollywood executives
say they wined and dined Calderon
numerous times to curry favor.
SB1443 from the Senate ethics
task force would cut in half an over-
all $440 gift limit while banning
all presents from lobbyists as well
as the most eyebrow-raising perks
for state ofcials, such as massages
and tickets to Disneyland.
Critics say the Senates response
has been too little, too late.
I believe it falls woefully short
of being meaningful, said
Republican Sen. Joel Anderson of
Alpine, who has called for the
expulsion of the suspended sena-
tors and likened their punishment
to a paid vacation.
Steinberg, the Senate leader,
wants to present the salary issue to
voters with SCA17, a constitution-
al amendment that would allow law-
makers to with-
hold pay from suspended lawmak-
ers in order to avoid expelling
members who are presumed inno-
cent until found guilty.
Others say lawmakers are inher-
ently conicted when it comes to
addressing wrongdoing among
their ranks.
Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside,
who leads a Senate ethics commis-
sion tasked with internal investi-
gations, is oating the idea of an
ethics ombudsman to handle com-
Secretary of state candidates
Derek Cressman, a Democrat, and
Pete Peterson, a Republican, say a
new or existing independent com-
mission should make recommenda-
tions to the Assembly and Senate
about the pay and punishment for
lawmakers accused of corruption.
Good-government reformers say
the bigger picture behind the ethics
turmoil is the need for politicians
to raise campaign money for re-
election or when seeking higher
Oftentimes what well see is
sort of reactionary legislation to a
particular scandal of the day, said
Sarah Swanbeck, policy and leg-
islative affairs advocate at
Common Cause, where Cressman
worked before embarking on his
run for secretary of state.
Improving transparency has
emerged as a top issue in the now-
magnified race for secretary of
state, which included Yee as a lead-
ing candidate until his arrest.
Padilla, who has emerged as the
Democratic front-runner after Yee
dropped out, is calling for a ban on
fundraising during the last 100
days of a legislative session and a
week after it ends with SB1101.
His opponents say his proposal
falls short and call for a total
fundraising blackout during the
session, which Padilla says is too
restrictive given the length of the
nine-month session and the poten-
tial for court challenges.
If you were to take all the reform
proposals out of the Legislature
and put them in one place, they
would add up to almost one com-
plete g leaf, said Dan Schnur, a
former Republican strategist and
Fair Political Practices
Commission chairman who is run-
ning for secretary of state as an
He said he would use the position
as a bully pulpit to call for more
ethics reforms and increased fund-
ing for enforcement.
Whatever the fate of this years
bills, Gary Winuk, Californias
chief ethics watchdog at the Fair
Political Practice Commission,
said questions about what behavior
is legal and ethical are perennial.
Its constantly a game, if you
will, to try and balance the people
who do want to follow the law ver-
sus the people who try and exploit
the loopholes, he said.
Lawmakers propose reforms to regain public trust
Leland Yee Darrell
Rod Wright Ron Calderon Alex Padilla Jerry Brown
By Tom Krisher
and Paul Wiseman
WASHINGTON The families
of those who died in General
Motors cars with defective igni-
tion switches want prosecutors to
go after GM insiders responsible
for letting the problems fester for
more than a decade and perhaps
for covering them up.
The only way the public is
going to be protected from this
negligence by companies is if
there will ultimately be prison
sentences, said Leo Ruddy of
Scranton, Pa., whose 21-year-old
daughter Kelly was killed in 2010
when her Chevrolet Cobalt veered
inexplicably off the highway and
Family members attended hear-
ings in Washington last week that
stoked those sentiments.
Lawmakers confronted GM CEO
Mary Barra with what they said
was evidence that, in 2006, a com-
pany employee intentionally tried
to conceal the switch problem.
And the head of the nations auto
safety watchdog said GM withheld
critical information that connect-
ed the failing switch to air bags
that didnt deploy in a crash.
I dont see this as anything but
criminal, said Sen. Kelly Ayotte,
R-New Hampshire, a former state
However, even if an employee
or employees did conceal informa-
tion, its uncertain whether they
would be charged with a crime.
Legal experts say its easier to
prove wrongdoing by a corpora-
tion than by individuals. The
internal documents that can be
used to build a case against the
company might be inadmissible
as evidence against individuals.
And it can be hard to prove that
individuals knowingly made false
The Justice Department didnt
bring charges against any individ-
uals last month when it closed a
yearslong investigation of
GM has acknowledged that in
2004 and 2005, engineers submit-
ted proposals to x the switches
in Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other
small cars, but the xes were never
implemented. GM says upper
management only became aware
of the problem last year. A recall
of the small cars, now up to 2.6
million vehicles, began in
On Wednesday, Sen. Claire
McCaskill, D-Mo., accused one
GM employee of a cover-up. Ray
DeGiorgio, the lead switch engi-
neer on the Cobalt, said in a depo-
sition last year for a lawsuit
against GM that he never
approved a change to the ignition
switch. But McCaskill produced a
document from GMs switch sup-
plier that showed DeGiorgi o
signed off on a replacement, but
with the same part number.
Failing to change a part number
makes the part harder to track.
Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects
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By Elliot Spagat and Amy Taxin
SAN DIEGO Far fewer immi-
grants arrested by California law
enforcement are being turned over
to federal authorities for deporta-
tion since a new state law went
into effect in January.
The law was pushed by immi-
grant advocates and directs law
enforcement agencies to more
quickly release those without seri-
ous criminal records rather than
hold them so federal ofcials can
take them into custody for depor-
tation proceedings.
Already, according to a review
by The Associated Press, the new
law appears to be having a big
impact in slowing deportations at
a time when President Barack
Obama is looking to ease immi-
gration enforcement policies
nationwide and appease immi-
grant advocates who say his
administration has been too
Until now, California has
accounted for a third of deporta-
tions under U.S. Immigration and
Custom Enforcements Secure
Communities program, which
screens the fingerprints of
arrestees for potential immigra-
tion violations.
While it was expected the state
law known as the Trust Act would
reduce the number of people held
for possible deportation, it wasnt
clear how significant the drop
would be.
Since sheriffs departments are
responsible for most bookings,
the AP surveyed those agencies in
23 counties responsible for most
of Californias deportations under
the program.
Not all supplied data for the
first two months of this year, but
among the 15 that did, there was
a 44 percent drop, from 2,984
people to 1,660. Those 15 coun-
ties included four of the five
largest in the state Los
Angeles, San Diego, Riverside
and San Bernardino. Orange
County could not provide 2013
data because officials do not keep
paperwork on this issue for more
than a year.
It suggests that before the Trust
Act went into effect, at least in
California, Secure Communities
was having a most significant
impact on relatively minor crimi-
nal offenders, as opposed to the
gang bangers the president was
saying were being targeted, said
Kevin Johnson, dean of the
University of California, Davis
school of law and an immigration
law expert.
While most counties appear to
be complying with the law, some
sheriffs departments do not
appear to have adopted policies to
put it into action when the year
Angela Chan, senior staff attor-
ney at San Francisco-based civil
rights organization Asian
Americans Advancing Justice, said
advocates have received reports of
about a dozen instances where
people should have been released
under the new law but werent .
There is inconsistency, and
that is something were working
on, she said. This is a law they
have to follow.
Secure Communities has led to
more than 300,000 deportations
since October 2008. The program
has immigration agents screen the
ngerprints of arrestees and ask
local law enforcement to hold for
48 hours those they want to deport
until they can pick them up and
take them to a detention facility.
Touted by supporters as a way to
identify and deport those who
have committed serious crimes,
the program also has led to people
with relatively minor infractions
being sent back to their home
Under the Trust Act, immigrants
facing trial on serious criminal
charges or with serious criminal
records can be held on immigra-
tion grounds, but those charged
with lesser crimes are released on
bail or after serving time, just
like Americans.
The law specifies which crimes
are considered serious so that
wherever someone is arrested the
treatment is supposed to be
largely the same, though some
counties may choose not to
honor immigration holds, such
as Santa Clara.
In passi ng t he l egi sl at i on,
California joined Connecticut
and more than a dozen jurisdic-
tions including Cook County,
Ill., and Newark, N.J., in declin-
ing requests for immigration
holds. State lawmakers in
Massachusetts are considering
similar legislation.
State immigration holds drop with new law
ISLA VISTA About 100 peo-
ple were arrested and at least 44
people were taken to the hospital
during a weekend college party in
Southern California that devolved
into a rock- and bottle-throwing
melee, authorities said.
The violence broke out in the
densely populated beachside com-
munity of Isla Vista around 9:30
p.m. Saturday during the annual
spring break party known as
Deltopia, the Santa Barbara
County Sheriffs Ofce said.
Sheriffs spokeswoman Kelly
Hoover said things escalated after
a University of California, Santa
Barbara police ofcer was hit in
the face with a backpack lled with
large bottles of alcohol.
Authorities said some members
of the crowd of 15,000 then began
throwing rocks, bricks and bottles
at ofcers, lighting res and dam-
aging law enforcement vehicles.
It was an emergency situation
where we had to call in mutual aid,
Hoover said. They have had civil
disturbances before in Isla Vista,
but it has been many years since
something like this.
Authorities reported using tear
gas, pepper spray and foam pro-
jectiles to disperse the surgi ng
At least ve more ofcers were
injured in the melee, including one
ofcer who was hit in the face with
a brick and two others who were
both hit in the hand with bottles,
sheriffs deputies said. All had
been released from the hospital by
Sunday morning, Hoover said.
Earlier in the day, authorities
also responded to reports of a stab-
bing and found several individuals
carrying weapons, she said. Aside
from those who were treated after
the brawl broke out, nearly every
person who was hospitalized on
Saturday had consumed excess
alcohol, Hoover added.
It really was ridiculous,
Hoover said. Deltopia attracts
out-of-towners who come in and
are not invested in our community
and there are some who come to
cause trouble.
The situation had stabilized by
Sunday morning after sheriffs
received backup support from mul-
tiple agencies in neighboring
Ventura County.
Isla Vista borders the university
and is known for partying. The
half-mile area has roughly 23,000
residents, of which 60 percent are
100 arrested in spring break brawl
Search continues for
missing Menlo Park woman
MILLVALLEY Authorities are
searching on rugged Mount
Tamalpais for a 33-year-old Menlo
Park woman who has been miss-
ing for a week.
The Marin County Sheriffs
Ofce says Magdalena Glinkoski
was last spotted by a security
video that showed her walking
across a parking lot wearing a
pink top and blue shorts on
Sunday, March 30. Her abandoned
vehicle was later discovered there.
Authorities say she had left a mes-
sage that she planned to go hiking
that day, but she didnt say where.
KTVU-TV reports the Marin
County Search and Rescue Team
helped lead over 80 volunteer
searchers and eight search dogs on
a ground and air search for
Glinkoski on Saturday.
Teams were set to continue
searching Sunday morning, start-
ing at the Pantoll Ranger Station
between Mill Valley and Stinson
Gas prices rise by
5 cents in past 2 weeks
CAMARILLO The average
U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline
has risen 5 cents in the past two
The Lundberg Survey of fuel
prices released Sunday says the
price of a gallon of regular is
$3.61, the highest price in
Lundbergs twice-monthly surveys
since late July 2013.
But the current price is 4 cents
under its year ago point.
Midgrade costs an average of
$3.79 a gallon, and premium
The average diesel price is
$4.00, down 2 cents.
Of the cities surveyed in the
Lower 48 states, Billings, Mont.
has the nations lowest average
price at $3.20. Los Angeles has
the highest at $4.04.
In California, the lowest aver-
age price was $3.83 in
Sacramento. The average statewide
for a gallon of regular was $3.07.
Another Cal student
diagnosed with Measles
University of California at
Berkeley student has been diag-
nosed with measles, according to
university ofcials.
The student, who attended class-
es the week of March 31, was diag-
nosed on Friday, according to a
statement from the University
Health Services.
The diagnosis comes after a
Cal student was diagnosed with
measles in February.
Campus officials are work-
ing with the city of Berkeleys
publ i c heal t h depart ment t o
notify any residents who may
have been exposed to the dis-
Anyone who bel i eves t hey
may have been exposed is urged
to review their immunization
records and get the measles
vaccine as soon as possible if
they have not already.
Symptoms of the disease can
surface one to three weeks after
exposure and include high fever,
red, watery eyes, coughing and
runny nose. Those infected with
measles usually develop a rash on
the face that spreads to the rest of
the body, typically lasting five
to six days, according to health
People infected with the disease
are contagious for several days
before and after the rash appears.
More information about the ill-
ness can be found at
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KILLEEN, Texas The church program
pictured an empty road being enveloped by
the dark clouds of a sweeping thunderstorm,
and the services lesson was from Isaiah
35:4, Be strong, fear not. The preacher
implored those gathered Sunday that they
would nd hope in God, but also acknowl-
edged the question on everyones mind:
Why Fort Hood again?
What would have been a routine Sunday
service at Tabernacle Baptist Church just
outside the sprawling Texas military base
became a tribute to the soldiers killed four
days earlier when a fellow service member
opened re. It also offered some catharsis
for the community struggling to compre-
hend Fort Hoods second fatal shooting
rampage in less than ve years.
Similar somber religious gatherings were
held throughout the military town of
Killeen, but there were more questions than
Alot of us, I think this morning, are ask-
ing the question, Why? Why would this
happen? Why Fort Hood again? Why are
these types of things allowed to happen?
Pastor Robert Sperbeck told dozens gath-
ered at Tabernacle, where 90 percent of the
congregation is current or retired military
personnel. The devil is the author of what
happened on Wednesday, but we do know
the answer, we know there is hope.
Investigators say Spc. Ivan Lopez, an
Army truck driver from Puerto Rico, had
argued with soldiers in his unit moments
before killing three people and wounding
16 others and then fatally shooting him-
self. Base ofcials have said Lopez, who
saw no combat during a deployment to Iraq,
was being treated for depression and anxi-
ety while being assessed for post-traumatic
stress disorder.
The shooting immediately revived memo-
ries of the November 2009 attack by Nidal
Hassan, an Army psychiatrist who killed 13
and wounded more than 30 people at the base.
The White House said Sunday that
President Barack Obama planned to attend
an ofcial memorial service Wednesday at
Fort Hood. But in the surrounding town, the
grieving has already begun. Residents have
also held a march and a vigil, while
Killeens Central Christian Church erected a
memorial with a trio of crosses honoring
those killed and 16 ags for those wounded.
Sperbeck lead the singing of Amazing
Grace, passed a collection plate for the
shooting victims and read the names of the
slain soldiers.
Near Fort Hood, church service honors fallen
A neighbors U.S. ag ies at half-mast in front of the Central Christian Church in Killeen,
By Meghan Barr
NEW YORK As the ranks of heroin
users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are
looking for help but are failing to nd it
because there are no beds in packed facili-
ties, treatment is hugely expensive and
insurance companies wont pay for inpa-
tient rehab.
Some users overcome their addictions in
spite of the obstacles. But many, like
Salvatore Marchese, struggle and fail.
In the course of Marcheses ve-year bat-
tle with heroin, the Blackwood, N.J., man
was repeatedly denied admission to treat-
ment facilities, often because his insurance
company wouldnt cover the cost. Then one
night in June 2010, a strung-out Marchese
went to the emergency room seeking help.
The doctors shook their heads: Heroin with-
drawal is not life-threatening, they said, and
we cant admit you. They gave him an IV
ush, and sent him home.
Marchese, then 26, and his sister called
multiple inpatient clinics only to be told: We
have no beds. Eventually, Marchese found
space at a facility but was released 17 days
later when his public funding ran out. Less
than three months later, Marchese was found
dead of an overdose in his mothers car.
Heroin is life-threatening, said his
mother, Patty DiRenzo. Were losing kids
every day from it.
Of the 23.1 million Americans who need-
ed treatment for drugs or alcohol in 2012,
only 2.5 million people received aid at a
specialty facility, according to the federal
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration. Heroin addicts are a small
slice of overall drug users, but their numbers
nearly doubled from 2007 to 2012, to
669,000. The number treated for heroin also
increased, from 277,000 to 450,000.
At issue is whether these addicts are get-
ting the treatment they need to successfully
beat their habits. Advocates say they are
not, partly because the insurance industry
has not come to grips with the dangers of
heroin withdrawal and its aftermath.
It is true that, unlike withdrawal from
dependencies on alcohol or benzodi-
azepines like Xanax, heroin withdrawal
does not kill. But it is so horrible
users feel like their bones are breaking
and fluids leak from every orifice that
many are drawn back to the drug, with
fatal consequences.
Even if addicts survive withdrawal, they
often relapse if they fail to make it into
treatment. Thats when many overdoses
happen, because they try to use as much
heroin as they did before, and their newly
drug-free bodies cant handle it.
Because withdrawal is not directly deadly,
most insurance companies wont pay for
inpatient rehab, said Anthony Rizzuto, a
provider relations representative at Seaeld
Center, a clinic on Long Island. They either
claim that the addict does not meet the cri-
teria for medical necessity that inpa-
tient care would be an inappropriate treat-
ment or require that the user rst try out-
patient rehab.
Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the
time, we hear denied, Rizzuto said. And
then we go to an appeal process. And we get
denied again.
Heroin addicts face
barriers to treatment
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By Nick Perry
PERTH, Australia A British navy ship
with sophisticated sound-locating equip-
ment arrived Monday in a patch of the south-
ern Indian Ocean to determine whether under-
water sounds picked up by a Chinese ship
crew using a hand-held device came from the
missing Malaysia Airlines black boxes.
Britain reported the HMS Echo had arrived
in the new area. It will be in a race against
time to determine what the noises are,
because the battery-powered pingers that
emit sounds from the black boxes are on the
verge of dying out.
Meanwhile, the Australian navy ship
Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech
sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, was
investigating a sound it picked up in anoth-
er area about 555 kilometers (345 miles)
away. Australian authorities said once it had
nished that investigation, it would head
the new area to help the HMS Echo.
Searchers on Monday were anticipating
good weather, with nine military planes,
three civilian planes and a total of 14 ships
expected to search for Flight 370, which
vanished a month ago.
Hopes of nding the plane were given a
boost after a Chinese ship picked up an elec-
tronic pulsing signal on Friday and again
Saturday. The Ocean Shield detected a third
signal in the different area Sunday, the head
of the multinational search said.
The two black boxes contain ight data and
cockpit voice recordings that could solve one
of the most bafing mysteries in modern avi-
ation: who or what caused Flight 370 to veer
radically off course and vanish March 8 while
traveling from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to
Beijing with 239 people on board.
But there were questions about whether
any of the sounds were the breakthrough
that searchers are desperately seeking or just
another dead end in a hunt seemingly full of
them, with experts expressing doubt that
the equipment aboard the Chinese ship was
capable of picking up signals from the
black boxes.
This is an important and encouraging
lead, but one which I urge you to treat care-
fully, said retired Australian Air Chief
Marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinat-
ing the search out of Perth, Australia.
He warned that the sounds were eeting,
fleeting acoustic events, not the more
extended transmissions that would be
We are dealing with very deep water. We
are dealing with an environment where
sometimes you can get false indications,
Houston said. There are lots of noises in
the ocean, and sometimes the acoustic
equipment can rebound, echo if you like.
But time is running out to nd the voice
and data recorders. The devices emit pings
so they can be more easily found, but the
batteries last only about a month.
Ships race to investigate signals in jet search
The towed pinger locator (TPL-25) is towed behind the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean
Shield in the southern Indian Ocean during the search for the ight data recorder and
cockpit voice recorder of the missing Malaysian Airlines ight MH370.
Explosions, clashes
kill 21 soldiers in Iraq
BAGHDAD An explosion at a booby-
trapped house, ensuing clashes with mili-
tants and roadside bombings killed 21 sol-
diers Saturday in Iraq, authorities said.
The house explosion happened Saturday
afternoon when a group of soldiers
searched a farmhouse in Garma, an area
near the city of Fallujah, 65 kilometers (40
miles) west of the capital, police said.
Minutes later, police said gunmen opened
fire on arriving soldiers.
The blast and clashes killed 15 soldiers
and wounded 24, as well as leveled the
home, ofcials said.
In other attacks, police said a roadside
bomb targeting a military convoy killed
three soldiers and wounded seven just north
of Baghdad. Saturday night, a roadside
bomb hit a military patrol in the southern
suburbs of Baghdad, killing three soldiers
and wounded two, police said.
Medical ofcials at two Baghdad hospitals
conrmed the casualty gures. All ofcials
spoke on condition of anonymity as they
werent authorized to speak to journalists.
Al-Qaida-inspired militants took control
of Fallujah and parts of Ramadi in late
December, taking advantage of a months-
long surge in Sunni discontent against al-
Malikis government. The takeover was
sparked when security forces arrested a Sunni
lawmaker sought on terrorism charges, then
dismantled a year-old Sunni anti-government
protest camp. They later pulled out of the
area to calm angry residents, allowing the
militants to take control.
Violence has been escalating in Iraq. Last
year, Iraq saw its highest death toll since
the worst of the countrys sectarian blood-
letting began to subside in 2007, according
to United Nations gures.
The country will hold its rst parliamen-
tary elections since the withdrawal of U.S.
troops on April 30.
Israeli negotiator says
peace talks are in crisis
JERUSALEM Israels chief negotiator
in peace talks with the Palestinians says the
talks are in crisis but must continue.
Tzipi Livni spoke to Channel 2 TV on
Saturday after a week that saw the U.S.-bro-
kered negotiations ounder.
Livni said this is a real crisis that is
very complicated. However, she said
talks must continue in the hope they will
yield a peace agreement. She also said the
Palestinian president and Israeli prime min-
ister should talk directly.
Israel didnt release a planned batch of
Palestinian prisoners on time. The
Palestinians then signed letters seeking
Palestines accession to international con-
ventions, which it had promised not to do
during talks. Israel later responded by say-
ing it would not release the prisoners.
The moves further complicated mediation
efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John
Israel leader: Will
respond to Palestinian UN move
JERUSALEM Israels prime minister
says Palestinian steps to seek further UN
recognition as a state will be answered in
kind by Israel.
Speaking at a weekly Cabinet meeting
Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu says the
Palestinians will only achieve a state
through direct negotiations and not by
empty statements and unilateral actions.
Last week, the Palestinians renewed their
push for membership in United Nations
agencies after Israel failed to carry out a
planned release of prisoners in full, as
promised by the end of March, sending U.S.
Secretary of State John Kerrys troubled
Mideast peace efforts into a tailspin.
Around the world
Monday April 7, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Edinburgh Street break-in
As residents of San Mateo, we can
all be proud and feel more secure
because of the work of our Police
Department under the leadership of
Chief Susan Manheimer.
The recent quick arrest of the dan-
gerous suspect believed to have bro-
ken into a house on Edinburgh Street
in San Mateo is just one example of
what our ofcers do routinely.
Our thanks to them and any other
agencies that may have cooperated in
such fast action.
Oscar Lopez-Guerra
San Mateo
Azerbaijani Remembrance Day
I joined Azerbaijani-Americans,
members of the Pax Turcica Institute,
to commemorate the 96th anniversary
of the March Days of 1918, also
known as Soyqirim, or the
Azerbaijani Genocide. From March 30
to April 3 in 1918, the armed
Armenian nationalist groups, aided
by Russian Bolsheviks, organized
brutal massacres of over 12,000
Azerbaijani civilians in the city of
Baku and its suburbs.
March Days became a starting point
of the extermination campaign carried
out by the Armenian nationalists with
an intention to carve out their state in
the South Caucasus and Anatolia.
Consequently, over 2.5 million Turks,
Azeris, Kurds and other ethnic groups
were killed or expelled from their
lands throughout the 20th century.
In 1948 and 1964, hundreds of thou-
sands of Azerbaijanis were displaced
from Soviet Armenia. In 1987-1989,
the remaining 250,000 Azerbaijanis
were deported from their historical
homeland, turning the present-day
Armenia into the only mono-ethnic
post-Soviet state. In the course of the
1991-1994 Nagorno-Karabakh War,
over 600,000 Azerbaijanis were
expelled from the fth of Azerbaijan
currently occupied by the Armenian
military. The most recent episode of
this ethnic cleansing was the 1992
Khojaly Massacre of 613 Azerbaijani
civilians, including 106 women and 63
children, by the Armenian armed forces.
In 2012, the New York Senate
Resolution 3784 designated March 31
as Azerbaijani Remembrance Day. On
this solemn anniversary for
Azerbaijani people, I ask our elected
ofcials to properly recognize vic-
tims of the 1918 March Days by way
of legislative resolutions and public
Pari Howard
San Francisco
Letters to the editor
By Steve Okamoto
n recent Foster City Council
meetings, we have discussed two
items that are designed to create
a safer environment for residents
items that would make it better for
you to live, work and play here in
The items discussed were changes in
our smoking ordinance and improv-
ing the safety at the
intersection of
Boulevard and Port
Royal Avenue. In
regard to both top-
ics, many speakers
came to the podium
to address their con-
cerns. Some even
brought petitions
with close to 100 names to emphasize
their points of view.
Regarding the issues of pedestrian
safety at Edgewater and Port Royal,
when the council heard testimony from
the public, we believed a ashing yel-
low light would be sufcient to allow
pedestrians the chance to cross the
street safely and with condence. At
the same time, some councilmembers
reminded the audience that driving
safely was a personal responsibility
and paying attention to their driving
would also make the intersection safer.
When the vote was cast, I voted
yes because I felt that a ashing
yellow light was better than remov-
ing the crosswalk to discourage
pedestrians from crossing there.
Removing the crosswalk was the pre-
vious council decision and would have
been the default action if no other
action had been taken.
I had made a motion to install four-
way stop signs but got no second so
my motion was defeated. I agree a
ashing yellow light could make the
crossing by pedestrians safer but, in
my opinion, a four-way stop sign
would be even better. In addition, by
installing a four-way stop sign
instead of a ashing yellow light,
vehicles entering Edgewater from Port
Royal would have a better opportuni-
ty to enter the intersection safely.
I still am convinced that a four-way
stop is the best and most economical
solution and will continue to work to
get one installed at this strategic
As for the second issue, the smok-
ing ordinance, when it was discussed
at the second of two study sessions, I
felt the decisions made were adequate,
that the council felt they did its duty
in protecting the residents from
unwanted secondhand smoke. We sug-
gested that smoking be banned from
sidewalks but stayed out of the priva-
cy of residents homes, apartments
and other living units. We all felt that
respecting personal space and privacy
was our guiding factor.
However, where I felt disappointed
was the approval of maintaining the
right for restaurants with outdoor din-
ing space to allow that only 50 per-
cent be reserved for non-smokers. Or,
putting it the other way, that smok-
ing will continue to be allowed in 50
percent of outdoor dining space.
There was no discussion around this
issue, so that part of the ordinance
stayed on the books.
The council received letters from
the Chamber of Commerce and the
owners of a local restaurant suggest-
ing that there would be a reduction in
sales if there was a 100 percent ban
on smoking in their outdoor space.
The restaurant allows for customers to
smoke hookah, a water pipe popular
in Middle Eastern culture that creates
dangerous secondhand smoke.
My feeling about removing all sec-
ondhand smoke from public spaces did
not change as I know of the dangers to
the human body created by primary
and secondhand smoke. I will continue
to work toward creating a 100 percent
ban on smoking in outdoor eating
areas, but I need your help. If you
agree that all outdoor smoking in our
restaurants should be eliminated,
please write to your councilmembers,
urging them to change the current
ordinance. The discussion will be at a
City Council meeting again in May.
At that meeting, the rst reading of
the ordinance will be made and it will
give you another opportunity to make
your voices heard.
If you want our air to be the best on
the Peninsula, weve got to work
together to eliminate all outdoor
smoking. For you and our kids, health
and welfare is our number one priority.
I would love to hear from you on
items of health and safety in our com-
munity like the changes to the smok-
ing ordinance and the safety of both
pedestrians and vehicles at our inter-
Steve Okamoto is a member of the
Foster City Council. He can be contact-
ed at
Safe ... but not safe enough Collecting rain drops
attended the Silicon Valley Sustainable Landscape
Summit in Foster City March 24. I returned home with
stacks of vendor materials and some practical tips on
how to conserve water. The next day it rained. Inspired by
the conference, I collected all of the pails I could nd and
garbage pail covers (proven to be the most effective) and
placed them strategically in the backyard. When it stopped
raining and before my take would evaporate, I collected a
signicant amount and dumped it on a thirsty garden.
There are more sophisti-
cated tools such as rain bar-
rel tanks. Also, sprinkler
systems which respond to
changing weather and rain
conditions, sprinkler and
hose nozzles which direct
water to where it is needed
and off of pavement.
Drought-resistant plants and
grass to replace your water
hungry green lawn. Cities
have websites which outline
the dos and donts of con-
servation. Theres no excuse
not to reduce your water
consumption. You can hear
the conference presenta-
tions on the following web-
One of the main tools is to know how much water you use
daily. You need to read your water meter to do this. It would
help if Cal Water gave us smart meters to easily get the
information. Conference speakers also suggested nding
and repairing leaks, and recycling indoor water outside. Its
important for cities to take the lead. Afew years ago, Foster
City projected that its water use demands would outstrip the
amount of water available from their water supplier (San
Francisco Public Utilities Commissions Hetch Hetchy). To
protect their residents and the citys economic future
Foster City embarked on a major effort to reduce water
usage. They designed a water conservation program speci-
cally tailored to their city, and then worked with homeown-
ers associations and businesses to implement the program.
In just three years, they reduced the citys water use by
about 20 percent. This is great news today, as it gives
Foster City a good buffer in the event of water supply reduc-
tions in the drought.
San Mateo also faces a serious water supply challenge
one thats made more urgent by the current drought. The
water conference showed opportunities for the city to pro-
tect its residents and its economic future through water con-
servation. Both low-tech and high-tech methods can elimi-
nate a great deal of wasted water and they are not a hassle
and wont harm our quality of life. According to Kelly
Moran, former planning and public works commissioner,
Our city can and should work with our regional water sup-
ply agency (the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation
Agency) and our local water supplier (California Water
Service Company) to develop a plan that protects our
future. I am very pleased to see that our City Council and
new city manager are already starting down this path.
San Mateo is already working on a plan to meet 10 per-
cent water reduction, which will be presented to the City
Council tonight. The two largest consumers of water are the
wastewater treatment plant and landscape irrigation. Miles
of irrigation pipe are used to distribute $471,000 worth of
water per year to irrigate athletic elds, shrubs and median
islands. The Parks and Recreation Department has a plan
for every city landscaped area. Each park or island has been
assessed for priority watering. High uses such as athletic
elds and picnic areas will be maintained green.
Ornamental turf will receive less water. And areas where turf
is rarely used will be left dry when it is not raining.
Most parts of Central and King parks are irrigated
through on-site wells. The city is exploring the use of
wells at Beresford Park. Upgrading the wastewater treatment
plant so that reclaimed water could be used for irrigation is
not imminent, but the Department of Public Works is
exploring ways the city can recycle water. The golf course
is also supplied by on-site well water and no changes are
planned there. The biggest impact will be aesthetic. Some
areas will be brown instead of green this summer. The
incentive is not only to save water but to save money as
water costs are supposed to soar.
The citys new Sustainability Commission will be play-
ing a leading role. Thirty-seven citizens applied to be on
this new commission, the most overwhelming response
ever received for board and commission applications. Thats
the good news. The bad news is that for some reason the
council decided to tinker with tradition and appoint two can-
didates up front without interviews because they were well-
known. Thats not fair to the others who applied and sets a
terrible precedent. Hopefully that wont happen again.
Sue Lempert is the former mayor of San Mateo. Her column
runs every Monday. She can be reached at sue@smdailyjour-
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By Michael Melia
UNCASVILLE, Conn. Agaming slump
is eating into the prots of Mohegan Sun,
but the 2,000 tribal members who draw ben-
ets from the massive casino arent feeling
the pinch not with money coming in
from a burgeoning Mohegan Tribe gaming
Under a strategy that began before the
downturn hit Connecticuts Mohegan Sun,
one of the worlds biggest casinos, the
tribes gaming company is running casinos
in Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, N.J.,
and pursuing more projects in states includ-
ing Washington, New York, and
We have to take care of their tribe mem-
bership and the benets they are able to get,
and they are not shrinking, said Mitchell
Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming
Authority. If you just were to stay here,
you would not have an increasing amount of
The Mohegans, who opened their ag-
ship Mohegan Sun casino on tribal land in
1996, are among a small number of
American Indian tribes and perhaps the
most ambitious to put their gaming
expertise to work at commercial casinos
outside their reservations. For tribes that
can pull it off, its a way to diversify and
protect against losses as the casino boom
cuts into prots at individual properties.
Mohegan Sun once dominated the
regions gaming market along with the
neighboring Foxwoods Resort Casino,
owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal
Nation, and both tribes moved to expand
years ago in anticipation of the competi-
tion that now has arrived in force.
Mashantucket Pequot chairman Rodney
Butler said if not for the 2008 downturn that
dried up funding, it would have a presence
by now in markets including San Diego and
Philadelphia. It is now pursuing casinos in
areas including Massachusetts and the U.S.
Virgin Islands.
We knew it wouldnt last forever, Butler
said of Connecticuts lock on the market.
He noted Foxwoods is also building an out-
let center mall. When you look at the
long-term viability as more states are
expanding gaming, youre going to have
to go beyond the reservation, leverage
what youve built.
Nearly 240 tribes operate more than 420
gaming establishments across 28 states.
While some Western tribes have opened
multiple casinos on vast reservations, very
few have the experience, capital and reputa-
tion to manage or open commercial casi-
nos, said Alan Meister, an economist with
the Nathan Associates consulting firm.
Tribes that do so must deal with the same
tax and regulatory issues as any other pri-
vate company, without the protections of
Others to pursue strategies similar to
those of the Connecticut tribes are
Floridas Seminole Indians, through their
Hard Rock franchise, and Oklahomas
Chickasaw Nation, which has bought rac-
ing facilities through its Global Gaming
The Mohegans expansion began in 2006
with the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
casino in Pennsylvania, and in 2012, the
tribes gaming company took over manage-
ment of the Resorts Casino Hotel in
Atlantic City. It is competing with Wynn
Resorts for a license to open a casino in the
Boston area. In addition, its part of a group
bidding to run a casino in Philadelphia, and
it has a contract with the Cowlitz Indian
Tribe in Washington state to build a casino.
Its also pursuing a project in New Yorks
Catskills and recently bid for the Miami Jai-
Alai casino in Florida.
Mohegan Tribe protects benefits with casino empire
Gamblers playing NASCAR slot machines at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
By Paul Wiseman
WASHINGTON As a brutal winter yields
to spring, the U.S. economy is showing
renewed strength just as other major
economies appear desperate for help.
Europe is clinging to a fragile recovery.
Japan just imposed a tax hike that threatens
its shaky economic comeback. And Chinas
troubles are rattling the global economy.
The resilience of the U.S. economy, after a
growth-chilling winter, was evident in
Fridays jobs report from the Labor
Department. It said employers added
192,000 jobs in March and 37,000 more
than in January and February than previous-
ly thought.
With the economy making steady gains,
the Federal Reserve has been scaling back
its bond purchases, which have been intend-
ed to lower interest rates to spur growth.
The U.S. is certainly doing better than
Europe or Japan right now, says Nariman
Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global
Heres a closer look at the rest of the worlds
big economies:
Just as the Fed reduces its stimulus in the
United States, the European Central Bank is
considering further steps to help the 18
countries that use the euro currency. The
eurozone emerged from a recession its
second in six years last spring. But the
recovery has been faint: The eurozone econ-
omy is growing at a glacial 1 percent annual
Mario Draghi, president of the European
Central Bank, last week expressed concern
about protracted stagnation and the euro-
zones worrisome 11.9 percent unemploy-
ment, essentially unchanged from last years
record 12.1 percent.
In addition, ination is running at danger-
ously low levels. Consumer prices rose just
0.5 percent in the year that ended in March.
The ultimate fear is of deation, when prices
actually start falling. Deation would hurt
growth because tumbling prices cause con-
sumers and businesses to postpone purchases
and investments as they wait for still-lower
On Thursday, the ECB kept its main interest
rate unchanged at the record low of 0.25 per-
cent. But Draghi said the ECB was ready to use
unconventional measures to combat super-
low ination. The bank could further lower
rates, offer cheap loans to banks or embark on
an uncharacteristic Fed-style stimulus.
The eurozone faces another more funda-
mental problem: a credit crunch. Banks,
clogged with bad loans left from the nan-
cial crisis, arent lending to small and mid-
sized businesses. And they probably wont
until they raise more money to cover
potential loan losses.
Europe is still in convalescence, says
Gustavo Reis, global economist at Bank of
America Merrill Lynch. The economy has
been growing since the second quarter of last
year. But they need to see signicant credit
Still, economists at Citi Research expect
the eurozone economy to pick up somewhat
this year, growing 1.3 percent after shrink-
ing 0.4 percent in 2013.
Japans economy, enduring a two-decade
slump, received a jolt last year from
Abenomics. Thats the name for policies
pushed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to try
to spur ination and generate growth by get-
ting consumers and businesses to spend now,
not later.
But Japans efforts to invigorate the econ-
omy through government spending have
strained its nances. The governments debt
is twice the size of Japans economy by far
the highest debt burden of any advanced
economy. To reduce the debt, the government
has raised the countrys sales tax from 5 per-
cent to 8 percent.
The Japanese economy, No. 3 worldwide,
looks weaker than it did last fall when Abe
agreed to the tax hike. Aquarterly survey last
week showed that Japanese businesses fear
that consumers will respond to the higher
sales tax by pulling back on spending. Thats
what happened the last time Japan raised its
sales tax in 1997. Citi forecasts that Japans
economy will grow just 0.9 percent this year,
down from 1.5 percent in 2013.
Still, the government and the Bank of
Japan may try to soften the blow. Abe has
promised 5 trillion yen ($48 billion) in fresh
stimulus for the economy more if the tax
hike inicts more economic damage than the
government expects. The Bank of Japan
could also intervene with Fed-style bond pur-
chases if the economy needs further help.
A recovering U.S. is outpacing other major economies
By Jim Kuhnhenn
WASHINGTON Lacking congressional
backing to raise wages or end gender pay
disparities, President Barack Obama is
imposing his policies directly on federal
contractors, following a long-established
tradition of presidents exerting their pow-
ers on a fraction of the economy directly
under their control.
This week, the president will sign an exec-
utive order that would prohibit federal con-
tractors from retaliating against employees
who discuss their pay with each other. The
prohibition on the wage gag rules is sim-
ilar to language in a Senate bill aimed at
closing a pay gap between men and women.
That legislation is scheduled for a vote this
week, though it is not likely to pass.
In addition, Obama on Tuesday will direct
the Labor Department to adopt regulations
requiring federal contractors to provide com-
pensation data based on sex and race. The
president will sign the executive order and
the presidential memo during an event at the
White House where he will be joined Lilly
Ledbetter, whose name appears on a pay dis-
crimination law Obama signed in 2009.
This weeks steps showcase Obamas
efforts to take action without congression-
al approval and illustrate how even with-
out legislation, the president can drive
policy on a significant segment of the
U.S. economy. At the same time, it also
underscores the limits of his ambition
when he doesnt have the backing of
Congress for his initiatives.
Republicans maintain that Obama is
pushing his executive powers too far and
that he should do more to work with
Congress. His new executive orders are sure
to prompt criticism that he is placing an
undue burden on companies and increasing
their costs.
Federal contracting covers about one-
quarter of the U.S. workforce and includes
companies ranging from Boeing to small
parts suppliers and service providers. As a
result, presidential directives can have a
wide and direct impact. Such actions also
can be largely symbolic, designed to spur
action in the broader economy.
This really is about giving people
access to more information both to help
them make decisions at the policy level
but also for individuals, said Heather
Boushey, executive director and chief
economist at the Washington Center for
Equitable Growth who has been working
with the administration to get compensa-
tion information about the nations
This is denitely an encouraging rst
step, she said.
Federal contractors, however, worry that
additional compensation data could be used
to fuel wage related lawsuits, said James
Plunkett, director of labor policy at the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Whats more, he said, such orders create a
two-tiered system where rules apply to fed-
eral contractors but not to other employ-
ers. Those contractors, knowing that their
business relies on the government, are less
likely to put up a ght, he said.
Federal contractors ultimately know
that they have to play nicely to a cer-
tain extent with the federal govern-
ment, he said.
Separately, on Monday, Obama will also
announce the 24 schools that will share in
more than $100 million in grants to
redesign their schools to better prepare
high school students for college or for
careers. The awards are part of an executive
order Obama signed last year. Money for
the program comes from fees that compa-
nies pay for visas to hire foreign workers
for specialized jobs.
The moves represent a return to econom-
ic issues for the president after two weeks
devoted almost exclusively to diplomacy
and the nal deadline for health insurance
coverage. Atrip to Asia in two weeks is sure
to change the focus once again.
Still, Obama has declared this a year of
action, whether Congress supports him or
In February, Obama signed an executive
order increasing the hourly minimum wage
for federal contractors from $7.25 per to
$10.10. While White House ofcials esti-
mated such an increase would affect only a
small percentage of federal contract work-
ers, they said the move could encourage
states or individual businesses to act on
their own to increase workers wages.
Obama uses executive power to test workplace ideas, wages
By Terry Bernal
SAN JOSE One way or
another, Barry Timko would
have pitched Saturday at
Municipal Stadium.
Currently the regular
Saturday starter for University
of Nevada-Reno, the San
Bruno native had been looking
forward all week to headlining
the second game of a three game
series at San Jose State.
When Fridays game was post-
poned due to rain the series opener was
rescheduled as part of a Saturday double-
header with Timko taking the ball in
the nightcap.
And as it turned out, Timko received
some added incentive with a crazy play
to end Game 1.
In Saturdays doubleheader opener,
Nevada junior Kewby Meyer was
thrown out at home plate ending the
game. Meyer tried to score the tying run
from second base on an ineld base hit
that glanced off the glove of Spartans
shortstop Alec de Watteville. But de
Watteville recovered in time to gun
down Meyer at the plate for the last out
in the ninth, sealing a 2-1 win for San
Jose State.
As a result, Nevadas junior right-
hander Jason Deitrich took the hard-
luck loss despite ring his rst com-
plete game of the season.
Dietrich threw awesome, Timko
said. To lose like that, its rough. I
kind of [said to myself] weve got to
win this (next) one. Ive got to give my
team a chance to win the series and
that was my mindset.
Timko responded by dealing in Game
2, rolling through 6 1/3 innings while
surrendering three runs (two earned) on
four hits to earn the win, improving to
3-1 on the year.
Those rst six innings it was
among one of his best if not the best
hes thrown this year, Nevada pitching
coach Dave Lawn said. And thats real-
ly hard after a heartbreaking loss in the
rst [game] where we didnt play very
good. So, we needed that with a guy
to get em out, get em out, get em out
so we could score (runs).
And the Wolf Pack responded, scor-
ing early and often in support of
Timko. Nevada scored twice in the rst
innings Meyer ttingly plated the
rst run of the game and single runs
in the third and fourth. After San Jose
State closed the margin to 4-2, Nevada
added single runs in the seventh and
eighth then rode closer Adam Whitt to
his sixth save of the year to win it 6-5.
The outing was Timkos second
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By Antonio Gonzalez
OAKLAND Klay Thompson scored 33
points, Stephen Curry added 31 points and
16 assists, and the Golden State Warriors
eased past the Utah Jazz 130-102 Sunday
night to keep pace in the Western
Conference playoff race.
The streaky shooting backcourt tandem
helped the Warriors (48-29) eclipse last sea-
sons win total and move 19 games over
.500 for the rst time in 20 years. Golden
State remains 1 1/2 games behind fth-
place Portland and 1 1/2 games ahead of
seventh-place Dallas in the crammed con-
ference standings.
Trey Burke had 24 points and 15 assists,
and Alec Burks added 24 points and ve
assists in the latest lopsided loss for the Jazz
(24-53), who are in last place in the West.
Even in the midst of the franchises best
season in two decades, not everything has
gone smoothly for the Bay Areas beloved
basketball team. For at least one night,
though, the Warriors quieted the growing
chatter about coach Mark Jacksons job sta-
tus after the team parted ways with one of
his assistants for the second time in less
than two weeks.
The Warriors fired Darren Erman on
Saturday for a violation of company poli-
cy, the team said. Ermans dismissal comes
after Jackson reassigned assistant Brian
Scalabrine to the teams NBA Development
League afliate in Santa Cruz on March 25
because of what Jackson called a difference
in philosophies.
Jackson spent about 15 minutes before
the game defending the job he has done,
saying theres no friction at all between
him and management. He also said Im
absolutely convinced my future is just ne.
The streaky shooting by Jacksons guard
duo, which he has repeatedly proclaimed the
greatest shooting backcourt in NBAhisto-
ry, quickly put the focus back on the court.
The Warriors made a season-high 17 3-
pointers on 33 attempts. They outshot Utah
57.8 percent to 45.3 percent from the oor.
Curry made his rst four 3-pointers and
nished with 16 points and six assists in
the rst quarter to give Golden State a 35-22
lead. After the Warriors went ahead 40-22
early in the second quarter, Utah took
advantage of several misses and mistakes
by Golden States second unit to score 13
straight points.
Curry and Co. returned and restored order,
ending the half with a 66-52 lead. Curry had
20 points and 11 assists at the break; Utah
totaled 10 as a team during that span.
Thompson and Curry continued their scor-
ing surge in the third quarter to lift the
Warriors ahead 101-73 through three quar-
ters. Both sat out the fourth.
Thompson nished 11-of-20 shooting,
including 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Curry
shot 12 of 18 from the oor and 5 of 10
from beyond the arc.
The last time the Warriors were 19 games
over .500 was in the 1993-94 season.
Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Jazz 130-102
UConn sophomore Moriah Jefferson gets air as Stanfords Mikaela Ruef (left) scrambles to
defend as the Huskies roll to a 75-56 victory over the Cardinal in Sundays Final Four matchup.
The Huskies will take on Notre Dame Tuesday in a battle of unbeatens for the NCAAcrown.
By Teresa M. Walker
NASHVILLE The Stanford Cardinal
came in confident they could challenge
Connecticut this time.
Chiney Ogwumike was playing good bas-
ketball coming into the Final Four and her
teammates who had been tested during
the season and were ready to help their
All-American leader.
Nonetheless, Stanford had an early exit at
the national seminals yet again.
Ogwumike nished with a double-double,
scoring 15 points and grabbing 10
rebounds. But it wasnt enough as Stanford
couldnt slow down Connecticut once the
Huskies got rolling Sunday night and the
Cardinal lost 75-56.
I think its been an amazing run, not that
emotional about it, Ogwumike said. I was
trying to have fun today, enjoy the moment
and play. ... Its been an amazing remark-
able experience to have Stanford on my jer-
sey one last time.
Stanford hasnt won a national title since
1992. Now the Cardinal (33-4) lost their
third national seminal since reaching the
2010 championship against UConn, which
the Huskies also won. Amber Orrange
scored 16 points, and Lili Thompson had
The Huskies (39-0) will be going for an
Stanford eliminated
By Janie McCauley
OAKLAND Jim Johnson spent the rst
week of the season making adjustments after a
pair of surprising results in his new uniform.
The reigning AL saves leader struck out
two and closed it out this time after losing
back-to-back outings to begin with the year
with Oakland, sealing the Athletics 6-3 vic-
tory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Ill take it. Any time I throw a zero and we
win, I dont care. As long as we win, it really
doesnt matter, Johnson said. Ive been just
trying to get better and not make the same
mistakes I made earlier. Obviously everybody
knows how things started, and Im just trying
to get back in a little bit of rhythm and stay
there as long as I possibly can.
Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer,
Yoenis Cespedes connected in the eighth
and Josh Donaldson beat out an ineld sin-
gle in the fth to drive in the go-ahead run.
Sonny Gray (1-0) allowed one earned run
and six hits, struck out three and walked
two in six innings. In the ninth, manager
Bob Melvin went back to Johnson, who
delivered his first save despite allowing
two baserunners.
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By Joe Resnick
LOS ANGELES Matt Kemp hit his rst
two home runs at Dodger Stadium since late
in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez slugged his
rst two homers this season, helping Los
Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2
Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Zack Greinke (2-0) pitched six innings,
allowing two runs and six hits including
Brandon Belts fourth homer leading off the
sixth, and the rst of the season by Hunter
Pence three batters later. The right-hander
struck out eight and walked none.
Matt Cain (0-1) gave up ve runs and six
hits in six innings with three strikeouts and
no walks. It was the eighth time the right-
hander has surrendered three or more homers
in a game during his 10-year career, and the
rst time since May 16, 2013 at Colorado
in an 8-6 win. The Dodgers last run off him
came on Andre Ethiers sacrice y in the
Cain, who gave up a career-worst 23 home
runs last season, threw Kemp a 1-0 pitch
that ended up in the pavilion seats in left-
center with two out in the second. It ended
the two-time All-Stars homerless drought
of 140 at-bats at Chavez Ravine since his
go-ahead two-run shot off Colorados Jorge
De La Rosa on Sept. 30, 2012.
Kemp did it again his next time up, this
time to right-center on an 0-1 delivery after
a double by Adrian Gonzalez. It was his
sixth career multihomer game and rst since
Sept. 29, 2012.
Kemp was activated from the disabled list
on Friday, after injuries limited him to 73
games last season and forced him to undergo
surgery on his is left ankle and shoulder.
Manager Don Mattingly chose not to start
him in the series opener, but reversed his
decision after benching right elder Yasiel
Puig for arriving late to the ballpark.
Puig didnt play Sunday, either. This time
it was because of a swollen left thumb,
which occurred on Saturday when he made a
headrst slide into rst base on an ineld
hit. Puig nished that game, then left the
ballpark earlier Sunday to get an MRI exam
before rejoining his teammates in the
dugout before the start of this one.
Ramirez homered to center eld in the
eighth against David Huff, capping his 15th
career multihomer game.
Giants center elder Angel Pagan singled
his rst two times up for San Franciscos
only hits through the rst four innings
and robbed Greinke of an extra-base hit in
the third with a diving catch in left-center.
Greinke got his rst hit of the season his
next time up, however, driving a ground-
rule double to left-center in the fth. He had
19 hits last season, the most by a Dodgers
pitcher since Orel Hershisers 26 in 1993,
and earned a Silver Slugger Award for having
the highest batting average by any pitcher
Kemp, who hit a career-high 39 home runs
longest of the year, after he worked 7 1/3
innings in taking a no-decision March 15 at
I actually did feel good from the start,
Timko said. In the (pregame) bullpen I felt
good. I was hitting my spots. And then in
the game I was throwing well except for a
few guys where I let them go. Then I had to
battle back. But yeah, I felt pretty good
Timko is accustomed to battling though.
Like just about every starter on the Wolf
Pack staff, the southpaw has been used fre-
quently out of the bullpen as well. Big soph-
omore right-hander Michael Fein is the
only pitcher on staff to be used exclusively
as a starter this season.
With only ve pitchers on staff with a
sub-5.00 ERA Timkos is currently 3.82
the rst-year coaching staff, with new
manager Jay Johnson at the helm, has relied
on something of an all-hands-on-deck
approach. But Timkos ups and downs prior
to the season had something to do with his
versatile role as well.
I actually had a pretty rough fall and com-
ing into the season the coaches were talk-
ing to me saying [Id] probably be in relief
this year, Timko said. Then we had our
spring intrasquads and come season they
said [I was] going to start the season open-
er. And it was awesome just because I had
improved so much from the fall to the start
of the season.
It was also awesome, not only because
Timko earned the opening-day start but,
because the Wolf Pack played their opening
game at Santa Clara University. Timko
worked 5 1/3 innings in the Feb. 14 opener
to celebrate Valentines Day with his rst
win of the year.
He also earned a win against San Jose
State March 2 with four innings of shutout
relief in an 8-3 win at Nevadas Peccole
Park. Since then, Timko has been used
exclusively as a starter. While he said that
could change at any time, Timko prefers the
starting rotation. Hes spent nearly his
entire life as a starter after all, and as a
standout at Serra even etched his name in the
Padres record book by throwing a no-hitter
against Carlmont in 2010.
And hes fast made an impression on
Nevadas new coaching staff as well.
[Johnson] just said in the powwow after
the game (Saturday) that Barry Timko is
our most improved guy in the program,
Lawn said.
Mercurio misses Timko matchup
San Jose State junior center elder Andre
Mercurio who played along side Timko at
Serra for four years was unavailable to
start Game 2 of Saturdays doubleheader after
being pulled from Game 1 due to injury.
Mercurio singled to start the game but
jammed his right foot on the rst-base bag
in legging out the ineld hit. He wasnt
immediately removed from the game,
remaining in long enough to score the
Spartans rst run in an eventual 2-1 win.
However, he was replaced on defense in the
following inning by Kalei Contrades.
According to Spartans manager Dave
Nakama, the injury is not serious and
Mercurio is listed as day-to-day.
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Nevada-Reno junior Barry Timko improved his record to 3-1 at Municipal Stadium Saturday.
The former Serra star worked into the seventh inning as the Wolf Pack won it 6-5.
Dodgers power past Giants to avoid sweep
See GIANTS, Page 16
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By Terry Bernal
Jesse Orozco and Greg Gonzalez stood
upon the bullpen mound and watched as
their alma mater Capuchino took on
Burlingame in a classic Friday night
matchup at Washington Park.
It couldnt have been more tting for Cap
to showcase the best one-two punch to
pitch at the school since Orozco and
Gonzalezs sensational senior season of
2005. The Mustangs marched out junior
left-hander Joe Galea for ve innings then
turned to fireballing senior right-hander
Rory McDaid in the sixth.
Even though Burlingame went on to win
4-3, its clear that Capuchino means busi-
ness this season. And it will be the arms of
Galea and McDaid which decide how far this
Mustangs team will go.
Id say this is the best pitching staff Ive
had since the 05 team with Orozco and
Gonzalez, Wilson said.
Behind Orozco and Gonzalez in 2005,
Cap advanced to the Central Coast Section
Division II seminals. To put that into per-
spective, only two other times in school
history has Cap baseball advanced as far. In
2003 the Mustangs reached the Division III
semis and in 1981 they advanced to the
championship game only to lose 4-0 to St.
Francis. Since 2005, they have not sur-
passed the CCS quarternals.
Orozco and Gonzalez both went on to
prestigious careers. After both pitched at
Skyline College, they took different paths.
Orozco became the rst of four Skyline
players to transfer to Oklahoma Baptist,
which has since become one of the most
dominant NAIA baseball programs in the
nation. Gonzalez transferred to Fresno State
where he threw a no-hitter before being
drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2011.
They were lights out. Those guys de-
nitely brought it to the table every time
they went out there, Capuchino manager
Matt Wilson said. They were guys that
loved baseball and gave it a hundred percent
every time out. And this (years) team
reminds me so much of those guys.
Capuchino is off to a great start in 2014
with a 13-4 overall record. And before
Friday night, the Mustangs playing out
of the b-league Peninsula Athletic League
Ocean Division this season had won six
straight non-league games. They have beat-
en both West Catholic Athletic League St.
Ignatius (9-6) and PAL Bay Division Half
Moon Bay (8-6) thus far. And their four
losses have come across some tough cus-
tomers in Leland (9-6), Pinole Valley (7-4-
1), rival Mills and Burlingame.
I scheduled a tough schedule on purpose
because thats the kind of character I want
these guys to have, Wilson said. No matter
Capuchino baseball is armed and dangerous
Former pitcher journeys from the mound to music
By Terry Bernal
What could have been had the fates been
kinder to Capuchino in 2004?
Historically, it is the one year from 2003
to 06 in which the Mustangs did not quali-
fy for the Central Coast Section playoffs.
Much of the hubbub surrounding the team
that season had to do with senior pitcher
Alvarenga a dynamic left-hander who
couldnt play as he didnt make grades
who instead began discovering a different
path in life.
Alvarenga was, and still is, best friends
with Al Orozco. Both grew up in San Bruno,
but Al Orozco left Cap after his freshman year
to attend Serra. Al Orozco went on to compile
an extensive baseball resume, ring a no-hit-
ter for Serra against
Riordan in 2002. The
right-hander went on to
play at Sacramento State
then returned to Serra as a
coach before landing at,
of all places, Riordan as
the varsity pitching coach
this season.
Meanwhile in 2004, Al
Orozcos little brother
Jesse Orozco transferred
from Mills to Capuchino as a sophomore and
couldnt pitch for the Mustangs varsity
squad. Another future great, Greg Gonzalez,
broke into the varsity ranks that season,
though he and Jesse Orozco wouldnt emerge
as an elite prep tandem until 2005 in leading
the Mustangs to the CCS semis.
If we all pitched in the same year we
probably would have won the whole thing,
Alvarenga said.
However, with his academic ineligibility
as a senior, another door opened for
Alvarenga as he began getting serious about
playing the guitar. It has since grown from
a passion to a possible career path. On the
verge of his 10-year high school reunion,
Alvarenga returned to school this year at
Cypress College in Los Angeles, where he
moved nearly a year ago.
We only live once in this world,
Alvarenga said. So whenever you have a
dream, go full throttle. So, I said lets do
music and lets get a degree out of it.
Alvarengas aspiration is to major in busi-
ness, minor in creative writing and music, and
ultimately transfer to Long Beach State.
Its funny, he said. In high school I
was obviously considered a jock, but at
heart I was a musician.
Staying true to his roots as a left-hander,
the rst song Alvarenga ever learned to play
on the guitar was Norwegian Wood by the
Beatles, co-written by another lefty, Paul
McCartney. Alvarenga started composing
original tunes at 22. The rst he ever wrote
was a song called Throw Me the Fire which
he recently showcased in a 10-minute set at
the House of Blues in West Hollywood.
Not that Alvarenga regrets his former life
in baseball. Far from it, as he went on to
pitch in college for three years.
I had so much fun, Alvarenga said. I
threw a perfect game when I was 13. Most
people dont throw a perfect game in their
life. No, I dont regret playing whatsoever.
See CAP, Page 17
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onship Tuesday night in the highly antici-
pated championship showdown of undefeat-
ed teams. UConn will play 37-0 Notre
Dame, an 87-61 winner over Maryland, on
Tuesday night.
Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer had
promised Stanford wouldnt go down easy,
and her team never stopped competing. But
they struggled to get the ball inside. It also
didnt help that the Cardinal didnt take a
free throw in the rst half. The Huskies had
a big edge there too (17 of 24) while
Stanford was 8 of 10.
We knew that biggest challenge for us
was to score, VanDerveer said. We worked
hard defensively, had a lot of good stops.
Their size, when they went big, their size is
really disruptive. Probably more than any-
thing, they have very skilled players, play
very well together.
Thompson, a freshman, hit four of her
rst ve shots for 10 quick points, helping
the Cardinal get off to a good start early. The
Cardinal led by as much as six a couple
times, the last at 22-16 with 12:32 left
when Mikaela Ruef banked in a jumper just
before the shot clock expired with 5:39 to
Stanford did a great job the rst 15 min-
utes, Huskies junior Kaleena Mosqueda-
Lewis said. It took a while to gure it out.
Breanna Stewart, the Associated Press
player of the year, missed her rst four shots
before finishing with 18 points. Bria
Hartley added 13 points for UConn and
Stefanie Dolson and Moriah Jefferson each
nished with 10.
The Huskies settled down late as they
scored 12 straight to nish the rst half on
a 12-2 run, though they were only up 28-24
at halftime. Kiah Stokes hit a free throw,
then Hartley hit the Huskies lone 3 of the
half with 4:42 left.
Then Stewart got it going, hitting a
jumper with 3:03 left after missing her rst
four shots. She nished the spurt stealing
the ball from Thompson and nishing the
fast break with a layup, drawing the foul for
a three-point play and a 28-22 lead.
Stanford at least got a jumper from
Orrange with 1:38 left, but the Cardinal had
the ball with the chance at the last shot and
couldnt connect when Taylor Greenelds
3-point attempt hit harmlessly off the rim.
The Huskies put Stanford away in the sec-
ond half, outscoring the Cardinal 47-32.
Mosqueda-Lewis found her shooting
stroke, scoring all of her 15 points in the
second half.
They are hard to stop when they get on
a roll, Orrange said. I think their defense
is what won them the game. We struggled
to score.
The Huskies hit four of their rst ve
shots in starting the half with an 8-3 run.
Ogwumikes 3-pointer with 19:01 left mak-
ing it 30-27 was as close as the Cardinal
would get down the stretch as UConn pushed
the lead to as much as 21 within the nal
minute to set up the Huskies next game.
I think they tried to go with a bigger
lineup, and that threw us off, Ruef said with
tears rolling down her cheeks. It was mis-
matches. They got the ball inside really
well and were able to take advantage of their
size. They also started to get a lot of offen-
sive rebounds. We werent boxing out as
well in the second half. We were trying our
hardest. It is no ones fault.
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Continued from page 11
By Doug Feinberg
NASHVILLE Kayla McBride seemingly
did whatever she wanted, and enjoyed her-
self while she did it.
The All-American senior guard shed
defenders with behind-the-back dribbles and
quick cross-overs before scoring. She set
the tone, refusing to let for Notre Dames
pursuit of a perfect season end and her Irish
teammates followed her lead into Tuesday
nights championship game.
In one of the most impressive games of
her career, McBride scored 28 points to lead
Notre Dame to an 87-61 win over Maryland
Sunday night.
She was truly special, Notre Dame
coach Muffet McGraw said. She was having
fun out there and that was the key. She was
hitting shots from all over.
The Irish (37-0) will play UConn, setting
up a title matchup of undefeated teams for
the rst time in NCAAhistory. Its the third
time in four years that Notre Dame has been
in the title game.
It means a lot as a senior, McBride said.
Im so proud of this team. We went through
a lot of adversity, especially after losing
Ace. Were going to go in and look at the
lm and be ready for the game.
Notre Dame played without senior Natalie
Achonwa, who suffered a torn ACL in the
regional final victory over Baylor. The
entire team wore shirts in warmups with
Achonwas No. 11 and the 6-foot-3 for-
wards nickname Ace on the back. She
helped her team warm up, passing the ball
and offering words of encouragement.
McGraw was concerned coming into the
game about her teams ability to rebound
against the bigger Terrapins without
Achonwa. Her team practiced all week on
boxing out and not allowing second shots.
It worked. The Irish dominated the Terrapins
(28-7) on the boards, outrebounding them in
record fashion. Notre Dame had a 50-21
rebounding advantage, including a 19-4 mark
on the offensive end. It was the widest
rebounding margin ever in a Final Four game,
shattering the previous mark of 19 set by
Louisiana Tech in 1989. Maryland broke the
national seminals record for fewest rebounds
in a game of 25 set by Minnesota in 2004.
We thought the game would be won on
the boards and I think it was, McGraw said.
To hold them to four offensive rebounds for
the game was amazing. We did a great job
boxing out and really limited their
rebounds. Kayla McBride got us off to a phe-
nomenal start.
Notre Dame also befuddled Maryland on
defense, forcing the Terps into turnovers
and poor shots with ever-changing defens-
es. Thomas, who nished with 14 points,
was constantly double-teamed and rarely
got good looks at the basket.
Thomas ended her career as the schools all-
time leading scorer and rebounder. She had
waited four years to make the Final Four.
Coach Brenda Frese took her out with 1:33
left, giving her star a long hug as she headed
to the bench.
This was Marylands first trip to the
Final Four since winning the champi-
onship in 2006.
For the rst 12 minutes they were able to
keep the game close. They only trailed 23-
21 before McBride and Notre Dame took
control with a 10-0 run. McBride had the
rst ve points hitting a layup and convert-
ing a nifty three-point play.
Taya Reimer, who replaced Achonwa in the
starting lineup, scored her rst points of the
game on a layup to cap the burst and make it
33-21. The teams traded baskets over the next
few minutes and the Irish led 37-27 before
closing the half by scoring 11 of the nal 15
points, including a crisp pass from Reimer to
a cutting McBride for a layup a play often
run between Achonwa and McBride.
The rst half was similar to the rst meet-
ing in the regular season when the Irish
jumped all over the Terrapins, taking a 22-
point advantage before Maryland rallied.
There was no comeback this time.
Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61
in 2011, entered Sunday with
two homers and three RBIs in
54 career at-bats against
Cain. ... San Francisco
begins its home schedule
Tuesday night, with Tim
Hudson making his official
Giants debut against
Arizonas Trevor Cahill. ...
This is the rst season since
2003 that the Giants won at
least six of their rst seven
road games. That year, they won their rst eight.
... Mattingly has decided to back off on LHP
Hyun-Jim Ryu and give him an extra days rest
after he started three of the teams rst six games
due to Clayton Kershaws rst career stint on the
disabled list. ... Dodgers RHP Josh Beckett,
whose season debut has been delayed by calf and
ankle issues after he underwent thoracic outlet
syndrome surgery last year, threw a bullpen ses-
sion Sunday and could start Wednesdays inter-
league game against Detroit if he comes out of it
all right.
Up next for the Giants in Tuesdays home
opener. Tim Hudson is scheduled to take on
Trevor Cahill in a rematch of the Giants 2-0 win
in Arizona April 2.
On the farm, former College of San Mateo
right-hander Joe Biagini is slated to take the
mound for Giants High-A affiliate San Jose
Monday night in Lancaster. It is Biaginis rst
start of the year for 3-1 San Jose.
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Belt 1b 4 1 2 1 0 2 .323
Sandoval 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .148
Posey c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .320
Pence rf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .138
Morse lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .350
B.Crawford ss 4 0 0 0 0 4 .211
Adrianza 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .083
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M.Cain p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250
a-Blanco ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
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Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
D.Gordon 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .348
C.Crawford lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .227
H.Ramirez ss 4 3 3 2 0 0 .267
Ad.Gonzalez 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .179
Ethier rf 2 0 0 1 0 0 .280
Kemp cf 3 2 2 3 0 0 .273
Uribe 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .313
Butera c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Greinke p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250
Withrow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
b-.Turner ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Howell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
C.Perez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
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Los Angeles 010 301 01x 6 7 0
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(1), off M.Cain; H.Ramirez (2), off Huff. SFEthier.
SanFrancisco IP H R ER BB SO
M.Cain L, 0-1 6 6 5 5 0 3
J.Gutierrez 1 0 0 0 0 1
Huff 1 1 1 1 0 0 12
Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO
Greinke W, 2-0 6 6 2 2 0 8
Withrow H, 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
Howell H, 2 2-3 1 0 0 0 1
C.Perez H, 2 1-3 0 0 0 0 1
Jansen 1 1 0 0 0 3
T2:51. A48,367 (56,000).
Johnson, who converted 50 of 59 save
opportunities in 2013, was acquired from
Baltimore to replace departed All-Star Grant
Balfour. Johnson pitched one inning during
Saturdays loss but was eager to get back to
his ninth-inning role.
Its what hes done and what he does,
Melvin said.
Moss tied the game at 3 on a three-run
homer in the third. Donaldsons third hit of
the season snapped a career-worst 0-for-20
streak, and Jed Lowrie followed with a sacri-
ce y.
Oakland won its first series at home
against Seattle in four tries since sweeping
the Mariners at the Coliseum to end the
2012 season.
We had them on the ropes a little bit but
they had us on the ropes, too, said rst-
year Seattle skipper Lloyd McClendon,
whose club opened with a 4-2 road trip.
They had good at-bats, made good pitches
and kept grinding.
Melvin lost a replay challenge in the
fourth inning. Sam Fuld singled and started
toward second and was caught off the bag.
The crew conrmed its call in 2 minutes, 1
Gray allowed a pair of unearned runs in the
second after Michael Saunders reached on
rst baseman Daric Bartons elding error.
After throwing six shutout innings in a 2-
0 loss to Cleveland on opening night
Monday, Gray followed that up with another
strong start. The two runs ended his score-
less innings streak at 14 dating to his nal
regular-season start of 2013.
Gray expects Johnson to nish plenty of
games for the As .
Hes one of the best
closers in the league and
everyone in this club-
house believes that and
knows that, Gray said.
Erasmo Ramirez (1-1)
struggled with his com-
mand after an impressive
win in his season debut
Tuesday at Los Angeles.
He allowed seven hits and walked three in
four innings.
Robinson Canos third-inning double
gave him a 14-game hitting streak against
the AL West.
Right-hander Dominic Leone made his
major league debut in the seventh for Seattle
after being promoted Friday. The 2012
16th-round draft pick bypassed Triple-A. He
immediately gave up Eric Sogards double,
the No. 9 batters third hit of the day to
match a career high.
Seattle DH Corey Hart had the day off as
he continues to be eased in after missing
last year with Milwaukee following knee
surgery. That gives him two days of rest
before Seattles home opener Tuesday. . . .
The As were set to y after the game to
Minnesota for Monday afternoons Twins
home opener. ... James Paxton starts for
Seattle Tuesday against the Angels. ... As
reliever Ryan Cook, on the DL with shoul-
der tendinitis, could be activated as soon as
Monday, while OF Craig Gentry (lower back
strain) will make at least one more minor
league appearance before returning. RHP
A.J. Grifn (elbow) will stay in Oakland and
continue rehab, beginning strengthening
exercises this week. Its more the mental
game, battling boredom, said Grifn, a 14-
game winner last year.
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to 4-2 but leads the Mustangs in ERA
(1.44), innings pitched (39) and strikeouts
(47). McDaid paces the team with a 4-1
record while trailing just behind his south-
paw counterpart with 33 2-3 innings
pitched and 45 strikeouts. The tandem also
ranks one-two in the Ocean Division in
Meanwhile, Capuchino didnt sit on its
Friday loss very long. The Mustangs woke
up for a 10:30 a.m. Saturday game and
promptly walloped Balboa 12-3.
Add to the mix senior Austin Kayser and
junior Antonio Martinucci, who give the
Mustangs plenty of pitching depth. Kayser
earned the win Saturday against Balboa to
improve to 2-0. Through three starts he owns
a 1.11 ERA. Martinucci is 3-1 and ranks third
on the team with 21 2-3 innings pitched.
[Martinucci] is a nice little pitcher that
this year, hes getting the
relief appearances in, but
hes a guy that in the
future we may need
him to start next year
with McDaid leaving.
After a one-week Ocean
Division layoff due to
spring break, league play
resumes Tuesday and gets
interesting in a hurry for
the Mustangs. Currently tied for rst place
with Hillsdale at 3-1 in Ocean play, Cap
begins a two-game series at third-place
Sequoia Tuesday. The Cherokees own the
second best overall record in the Ocean after
Cap with a 9-3-1 mark. Next week, the
Mustangs clash with Hillsdale in a two-
game series.
Just four games into Ocean Division play,
the three teams, including a fourth in El
Camino, own three wins apiece in league.
When I looked at the schedule at the
beginning of the year, I was in awe of how
competitive our league is, Wilson said.
Having Orozco and Gonzalez in their cor-
ner, the Mustangs certainly have some-
thing that no other team in the competitive
Ocean Division has.
Continued from page 13
Joe Galea
By John Nicholson
left Michelle Wie behind Sunday off the
tee and on the leaderboard in the Kraft
Nabisco Championship.
The 19-year-old Thompson closed with a
bogey-free 4-under 68 at Mission Hills for a
three-stroke victory over Wie. Thompson
birdied four of the rst nine holes to open a
ve-stroke lead and parred the nal nine.
Wie birdied the nal hole for a 71. She
used her driver only four times, choosing to
hit fairway-metal stingers on the other 10
driving holes leaving her as much as 60
yards behind Thompson. When both hit 3-
woods, Thompson also had the advantage.
Thompson became the second-youngest
major winner in LPGA Tour history at 19
years, 1 month, 27 days. Morgan Pressel set
the record in her 2007 vic-
tory at Mission Hills at 18
years, 10 months, 9 days.
Thompson nished at
14-under 274 for her
fourth LPGA Tour victo-
ry. She opened with a 73,
shot a tournament-best
64 on Friday and had a 69
on Saturday to tie for the
lead with Wie at 10 under.
The 6-foot Florida player had only one
bogey when she missed a 3-footer on the
par-5 18th Saturday in her last 55 holes.
Thompson won the 2011 Navistar LPGA
in Alabama at 16 to become the youngest
winner in tour history, a mark broken by
Lydia Ko in the 2012 Canadian Womens
Open. Last year, Thompson won the LPGA
Malaysia and Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
The 24-year-old Wie made her 12th start in
the event. She was ninth in 2003 at age 13,
fourth the following year and tied for third at
16 in 2006. She also was sixth in 2011.
Wie has two tour victories, winning the
2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational and 2010
Canadian Womens Open. She has been in
the top 16 in all six of her starts this season.
Thompson hammered a drive 40 yards past
Wies 3-wood on the par-4 opening hole and
took the lead with a 15-foot birdie putt. Wie
pulled even with a birdie on the par-5 second,
chipping to 1 1/2 feet after leaving her sec-
ond shot just short of the green.
Wie bogeyed the par-4 third.
Thompson birdied Nos. 4 and 5. She hit a
3-wood 30 yards past Wies 3-wood and
made a 12-foot putt on the par-4 fourth, and
holed a 5-footer on the par-3 fth.
Thompson picked up another stroke on
the par-3 eighth when Wie missed a 2-foot
par putt, and pushed her lead to ve with an
8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 ninth.
Wie birdied the rst two holes where she
used her driver, hitting it past Thompson on
the par-5 second and 11th. Wie also hit driv-
er on the par-4 13th, setting up a wedge that
she hit to 4 feet. But she left the birdie putt
short to remain four strokes back.
She cut it to three on the par-3 14th, hol-
ing a 12-footer, but dropped a stroke after
hitting well right on the par-3 17th.
Stacy Lewis, the 2011 winner, had a 67 to
nish third at 7 under. Cristie Kerr and Se Ri
Pak tied for fourth at 6 under. Kerr shot 72,
and Pak had a 72.
Minjee Lee, the 17-year-old Australian who
tops the amateur ranking and is 110th over-
all, was the low amateur. She closed with a 72
to tie for 24th at even par. Lee won the
Australian professional tours Victorian Open
in February. ... Inbee Park, the 2013 champi-
on, closed with a 75 to tie for 38th at 4 over.
Lexi Thompson becomes 2nd youngest major winner at Rancho
Lexi Thompson
By Terry Bernal
Vision 18 Gold took rst-place honors in
the girls volleyball Power League 2 with
ve straight wins Sunday in Clovis.
Maddie Dilfer (Valley Christian) scored
match point in the championship show-
down against Rage 18. The two teams bat-
tled into overtime in the winner-take-all
single-game championship showdown.
With Vision leading 26-25, Dilfer tracked
down an errant pass to score a dump shot
from the right sideline to win it.
Vision battled back from a 14-9 decit in
the championship showdown. With the game
seesawing late, Casey Carroll (Homestead)
went of a short service run, including two
aces to give Vision the advantage.
With the one-day event starting at 7:30
a.m. at East Clovis High School, Vision
swept through a eld that included Red Rock
of San Carlos, Absolute of Marin Country,
Acceleration of the East Bay and Five Stars
of Davis.
With head coach Jason Manseld staying
home for paternal reasons, Vision was
helmed by interim co-head coaches Iris
Tolenada and Kasey Crider.
I think the most important thing we did
[Sunday] is we played consistently, said
Christine Alftin (Woodside), Vision outside
hitter. One of our main
goals after the last two
wins (in tournament play)
was to improve ... because
we feel like we have a good
shot to medal at [Junior
Nationals] and even a
chance to win gold.
Vision qualified for
Junior Nationals, to be
held in Minneapolis later
this year, with a silver medal in the Denver
qualier in March. Next up for the Vision 18
Gold squad is Power League 3 to be held at
Santa Clara City Beach Facility April 19.
Vision volleyball sweeps in Clovis
Christine Alftin
Local sports brief
Serra baseball fell to St. Marys 3-2
Saturday at the Banner Island Classic in
non-league action.
The Padres (9-7) jumped out to a 2-0 lead
in the third, but St. Marys responded with
three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Sean Jumaoas earned the win for St.
Marys through 4 2-3 innings. Serra junior
Justin Fong took the loss.
Nolan Dempsey was 1 for 3 with both RBIs
for the Padres.The senior is currently hitting
.356 while tied for a team-best 21 hits with
sophomore Angelo Bortolin. The Padres are
hitting .313 as a team and have totaled 10
home runs, including four from Bortolin.
Next up for Serra is a West Catholic
Athletic League matchup at Mitty Tuesday.
First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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Minnesota at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.
Anaheim at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
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Detroit at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m.
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Brooklyn at Miami, 5 p.m.
Dallas at Utah, 6 p.m.
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x-clinched playoff spot, y-clinched division
By Kurt Voigt
HUMBLE, Texas Matt Jones
told his caddy he was about to
make a 42-yard chip-in on the rst
playoff hole at the Houston Open.
The Australian did just that on
Sunday, earning his rst PGATour
win in spectacular fashion and
changing his immediate travel
plans in the process.
Jones, who began the day six
shots off the lead, shot a nal-
round 66 and ended the tournament
15 under to earn his rst trip to the
Masters with the dramatic win
over Matt Kuchar.
He earned nearly $1.2 million
for the win, also making amends
for a disastrous missed putt last
September that appeared destined
to keep him from playing at
Augusta National.
Destiny, however, had other plans
for the 33-year-old who played col-
legiately at Arizona State.
Going to Augusta is amazing,
Jones said. The win means every-
thing to me right now because
thats what we play for is to win.
To have Augusta as a reward for
that win is amazing.
In September, Jones lipped out an
8-foot birdie putt on the last hole of
the BMW Championship a putt
that would have earned him a trip to
next weeks Masters by sending
him to the Tour Championship.
After briey tying Kuchar in the
middle of the round on Sunday,
Jones chances at redemption for
last year appeared nished after he
bogeyed the next-to-last hole in
regulation. The setback left Jones at
14 under, two shots back of Kuchar.
However, Jones in the rst of
his two memorable moments on
the 18th rolled in a 46-foot putt
for birdie. That pulled the
Australian within one shot of
Kuchar, who was watching his
closest challenger from the tee.
I was going to three-putt before
I left it short, Jones said. I didnt
care about finishing second or
third or fourth; it didnt matter. I
was only trying to get the win.
Kuchar went on to bogey the
nal hole of regulation after send-
ing his second shot into the water.
That set the stage for the playoff
in the soggy conditions at the
Golf Club of Houston.
Jones sent his tee shot on the
rst hole of the playoff into the
right fairway bunker. He then land-
ed just short of the greenside
bunker with his second shot,
while Kuchar found the bunker
from the fairway.
It was the second straight miss
of the 18th green from the fairway
for Kuchar, who sent his fairway
metal on the 72nd hole into the
water before recovering to make
bogey and reach the playoff.
Jones didnt leave Kuchar any
room for error in the playoff, send-
ing his chip over the greenside
bunker and watching as it rolled in
causing a roar from the gallery
and leaving Jones standing with
his arm raised in celebration.
I walked up there and told my
caddy I was going to chip it in,
Jones said. ... You dont know if
its going to lip out, low or high,
but when I saw it disappear its
probably the happiest Ive been
on the golf course.
Jones is the second straight
Australian to win on the PGATour,
following Steven Bowditchs win
at the Texas Open last week.
It was in San Antonio that
Kuchar struggled to a nal-round
75 while playing in the nal pair-
ing with Bowditch. The American
began Sunday with a four-shot lead
over Sergio Garcia and Cameron
Tringale, but he bogeyed the rst
hole on his way to a disappoint-
ing even-par 72 and bitter ending.
Kuchar had a chance to match but
his bunker shot came up short.
Certainly fantastic stuff (by
Jones) to birdie 18 twice, Kuchar
said. Thats probably the hardest
hole on the golf course, and for
him to put two 3s is pretty impres-
sive stuff.
Golfers were sent off in three-
somes early Sunday morning for
the second day in a row because of
the threat of strong storms in the
Houston area. The rain, heavy at
times, began early during the nal
pairings round, but the pros n-
ished without any delays.
Matt Jones qualifies for Masters at Houston Open
Monday April 7, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Jessica Herndon
LOS ANGELES Disney and
Marvel could be one of the nest
teams around.
Continuing the success of their
superhero franchise, Captain
America: The Winter Soldier has
set a record as the biggest domestic
April release ever.
The Disney sequel debuted with
$96.2 million topping the previ-
ous record holder, 2011s Fast
Five, which opened with $86.2
million. Last weekend The Winter
Soldier, which stars Chris Evans
as the shield-wielding superhero,
and Scarlett Johansson (whose sci-
Under the Skin also debuted
this weekend with $140,000) as
Black Widow, commanded 32 inter-
national markets, gaining $75.2
million in its overseas bow.
Expanding to Russia, Australia
and China in its second week, the
Marvel comic adaptation, boasting
a budget of over $170 million, has
earned $207.1 million internation-
ally, bringing its overall world-
wide haul to over $303 million.
Also a touchstone for Imax,
The Winter Soldier attained $9.6
million on 346 screens showing
the lm in the enhanced resolution
format. Internationally the film
showed on 278 Imax screens
resulting in a $6.5 million gain,
$4 million of which was delivered
from China.
Captain America: The First
Avenger, which had a budget of
around $140 million, debuted in
2011 with $65 million when it
opened in July. Overall it earned
$371 million worldwide.
Why the shift to an April release
rather than remaining a summer
We looked at the possibility of
creating separation from the other
summer tentpoles, said Dave
Hollis, head of worldwide theatri-
cal distribution for Disney. There
was an opportunity. We have the
second Marvel lm coming at the
end of the summer in Guardians of
the Galaxy. We wanted to start and
end the summer and take advantage
of this holiday. In the next month
or so well have the benet of
spring break.
The Avengers effect, as Hollis
calls it, set the stage for the con-
tinuation of Marvels massive box
ofce presence, which has contin-
ued with the Iron Man and Thor
franchises. With the release of the
films sequels, both have seen
jumps of earnings over 35 percent.
There are very few movie brands
that are this consistent, said Paul
Dergarabedian, senior media ana-
lyst for box-ofce tracker Rentrak
of the Disney-Marvel team. For
The Winter Solider to push on
$100 million in April shows that
you can release a big movie any
time of the year. Every studio is
going to be looking at this date to
plant their ag in the future.
Paramounts biblical saga
Noah, starring Russell Crowe,
Jennifer Connelly and Emma
Watson, took a drastic dip in its
second weekend, earning $17 mil-
lion after debuting with $44 mil-
lion. Still, it sailed into second
place, crossing the $70 million
mark domestically, while pushing
Lionsgates young adult science-
fiction thriller Divergent, led
by Shailene Woodley, to third
with $13 million in its third
week. Its stateside cume is now
$114 million.
Freestyle Releasings surprise
hit Gods Not Dead took the No.
4 slot with $7.7 million in its third
Despite the decrease in the
Noah box ofce performance,
the outcome of lms debut, its
overall haul, and the success of
both Son of God and Gods Not
Dead bodes well for other biblical-
themed films coming this year,
including Heaven is for Real,
starring Greg Kinnear and Exodus:
Gods and Kings, starring
Christian Bale.
Coming in at No. 5, Wes
Andersons The Grand Budapest
Hotel collected $6.3 million,
bringing its domestic total to $33
million. Fox Searchlight expanded
its stylish comedy to 1,263 loca-
tions and the studio plans to add
even more in the coming weeks.
This is Andersons second widest
expansion following 2009s
Fantastic Mr. Fox.
As this movie is expanding it is
just building an audience,
Dergarabedian said. $33 million
compared to something like
Captain America doesnt sound
like a lot, but its a huge number for
a lm like Grand Budapest that is
so indie-minded and original.
The weekends other releases
included Codeblack Films
Frankie and Alice, starring Halle
Berry as a dancer with multiple per-
sonality disorder. Playing in 171
locations, it earned $350,000.
And Fox Searchlights dark-com-
edy Dom Hemingway, starring
Jude Law and Game of Thrones
star Emilia Clarke, had a domestic
gross of $32,000 after showing in
only four theaters in New York and
Los Angeles. Next week the lm
will expand to nearly 40 locations.
Disneys Muppets Most
Wanted, which landed at No. 6
with $6.3 million in its third week-
end and Foxs Mr. Peabody and
Sherman, coming in at No. 7 with
$5.3 million in weekend ve, were
the top kiddie lms. But Foxs ani-
mated Rio 2 stands to knock
them down a few notches when it
releases next weekend.
Captain America sets April record with $96.2M
Firecrackers are set off as the cast poses at the premiere of Captain
America: The Winter Soldierat El Capitan theatre in Hollywood
Monday April 7, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
More than 400 people attended the Kumon of Foster City Awards Ceremony at the Foster City
Crowne Plaza Hotel March 23.Kumon teacher Eula Huang (with microphone) announces the
names of awards recipients while Foster City Councilman Steve Okamoto presents trophies.
Rotary Club of Foster City President Craig Courtin Presents $1,000 to Matt Feuer of Homework
Central.The money from the Foster City Rotary Club will allow Homework Central to hire one
more high school student intern to help tutor elementary school children in San Mateo and
Foster City schools.
Awarding children Supporting tutors
Adam and Laura Chambers, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
26, 2014.
Mauricio Osorio Magdaleno and
Diane Osorio Cardenas, of Redwood
City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City March 26, 2014.
Vijaya Pasapula and Swapna
Lagi shetty, of Foster City, gave birth to a
baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City March 26, 2014.
Shawn and Samantha Southerd, of
Santa Clara, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
26, 2014.
Chun Liu and Jun Yan Guo, of
Fremont, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
28, 2014.
Lars and Meghan Lys s and, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City March
28, 2014.
Patrick and Sandra Mee, of San
Mateo, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City March 29, 2014.
Chri stopher and Kristin
Mi chael s, of Redwood City, gave birth to
a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City March 29, 2014.
Brad and Jennifer Whi tney, of San
Carlos, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City March 30, 2014.
Ricardo Jaime and Marie Antoi nette
Abinader Jaime, of Redwood City, gave
birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City March 31, 2014.
he opening of our Center for
Compassion led to a new, popular
volunteer position: greeter. Many
are retired folks; my mom dutifully takes
the Tuesday afternoon shift. Its been
interesting to review the greeters stats.
For example, visitors looking to adopt
dogs far outnumber visitors looking to
adopt cats. Asmaller number bring us
injured or orphaned wildlife, which we
accept. My mom helped one kind man this
past Tuesday. He said he had a baby squir-
rel, but it didnt appear to be with him.
Then, he unzipped his jacket and a baby
squirrel popped out! Each year, we receive
a signicant number of baby squirrels and
birds who have been injured or orphaned
by tree trimmings. Rather than trimming
trees now, schedule this for the winter
when babies arent nesting. Or, dont
prune at all. Many arborists believe prun-
ing actually harms trees and suggest prun-
ing only to remove dead or diseased
branches. To keep squirrels from nesting
in your tree, wrap a 2-foot section of sheet
metal around the trunk 6 feet off the
ground. If you nd a grounded baby squir-
rel that appears healthy, place the squirrel
in a small box with low sides in the loca-
tion where you found it. Put a warm blan-
ket in the box. The mother will not take
back a cold baby. Keep domestic cats and
dogs away. Leave the box and observe
from a hidden area for three to four hours.
The mother will not approach if she feels
threatened in any way. If after three or four
hours the mother has not come to collect
her young, the squirrel may need to be res-
cued. Contact PHS/SPCA. If you nd a
young squirrel on the ground and there are
signs of injury, place the squirrel in a cov-
ered box with a towel. Keep it in a warm,
dark, quiet place and bring it to our center
as soon as possible. Do not offer food or
Scott oversees PHS/SPCAs Adoption,
Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach,
Field Services, Cruelty Investigation,
Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and
staff from the new Tom and Annette Lantos
Center for Compassion.
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Sign companies have put further propos-
als that involve one or a combination of
potential public benefits, including: pro-
motion of community events; reduced cost
advertising space for local businesses, in
particular automobile dealerships; and a
dedicated revenue stream to the city in
return for allowing installation of a digital
media sign, according to the report.
Having done some reading and hearing
presentations, Mayor Michael Brownrigg
thinks its a question thats right for coun-
cil discussion.
Cities always have to be aware of
opportunities to bolster their balance
sheets, he said. On the other side, there
could be some downsides, so thats what
we have to discuss as a council.
The process began Jan. 16 when mem-
bers of the economic development sub-
committee, made up of Brownrigg and
Deal, asked staff to conduct an evaluation
of the sign proposals received to date and
to develop criteria to provide framework
for a policy that could allow the erection
of electronic media signs in limited loca-
tions of the city, the report stated.
Meanwhile, former councilman Russ
Cohen said he thinks its all about fairness
and location.
For example, if an electronic sign is
located in a place thats inappropriate, it
becomes a blight, he said. It might be
more appropriate along Highway 101.
Downtown kiosks are an appropriate place
for electronic signs. Its about where does
it go and does it generate revenue that
makes it worth the trade-off.
If the city authorizes further study of the
pros and cons of electronic media signs,
staff recommends researching how other
communities in the Bay Area are respond-
ing to digital sign proposals with respect
to common criteria for evaluation, poli-
cies for approving signs on public or pri-
vate property, business terms for agree-
ments and how funds are used. Staff would
also advise to conduct a web-based survey
of the community to determine public
opinion and/or also conduct public meet-
ings once sufficient information has been
acquired; identify any potential city of
Burlingame-owned sites that meet the
location criteria for digital billboards and
infrastructure and evaluation based on traf-
fic, visibility, Caltrans requirements and
proximity to planned or existing digital
billboards in other communities; prepare a
map that shows potential sties; identify
potential regional impacts; and conduct a
legal review of any proposed models for
permitting signs and/or leasing city prop-
erty, according to the staff report.
The subcommittee wants to make sure
the City Council would even be OK with
the thought of having electronic media
signs in the city, and if so, if theres pri-
ority for them, said Community
Development Director Bill Meeker.
Other nearby cities have considered such
signs, including Belmont, Menlo Park,
Palo Alto and Millbrae. Cities that cur-
rently have electronic media signs include
East Palo Alto and San Carlos.
The City Council meets 7 p.m. tonight
at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road,
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
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SAN DIEGO The California
parents of a 1-year-old girl who
fell ill on a sailing trip around the
world thanked military crews who
rescued them from their stalled
vessel on Sunday and defended
their decision to sail with young
Eric and Charlotte Kaufman said
their daughter Lyras medical con-
dition continued to improve after
they boarded a San Diego-bound
Navy ship hundreds of miles off
the Mexican coast so the girl
could get to a medical facility.
We understand there are those
who question our decision to sail
with our family, but please know
that this is how our family has
lived for seven years, and when we
departed on this journey more than
a year ago, we were then and
remain today confident that we
prepared as well as any sailing
crew could, the San Diego cou-
ple said in a statement from
aboard the USS Vandegrift.
The ocean is one of the great-
est forces of nature, and it always
has the potential to overcome
those who live on or near it. We
are proud of our choices and our
preparation, the statement said.
The Kaufmans, Lyra and her 3-
year-old sister, Cora, started
across the Pacific in March when
the baby girl developed a fever
and a rash covering most of her
body and wasnt responding to
medications. After their 36-foot
sailboat lost steering and com-
munication abilities about 900
miles southwest of Cabo San
Lucas, Mexico, they sent a satel-
lite call for help to the U.S.
Coast Guard on Thursday.
Four California Air National
Guard members parachuted into
the water and reached the boat
Thursday night. The crew stabi-
lized the girl, stayed by her side
and then boarded the USS
Vandegrift with the family
Sunday morning.
The frigate was expected to
arrive in San Diego midweek,
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd
Class Barry Bena said.
The ship reached the inopera-
ble sailboat around 1 a.m.
Sunday, but sailors waited until
daylight to move the family
from the Rebel Heart, which
authorities decided to sink
because it was taking on water,
Bena said.
Charlotte Kaufmans si st er,
Sariah Kay English, posted on
her Facebook page that the fam-
ily took only what they could
carry from the broken boat.
The Kaufmans said in the
statement they were disappoint-
ed to lose their sailboat and
their home.
It was still not immediately
known what illness the girl
may have had.
Before the family left for the
trip, Lyra had salmonella poi-
soning, but doctors cleared her
to travel after she was healthy
again, English said.
When her sister first men-
tioned plans to sail with two
young chi l dren, Engl i sh
recalled, I thought it was nuts.
But English said the couple
was always careful. Eric Kaufman
is a Coast Guard-licensed captain
who introduced sailing to
Charlotte Kaufman during one of
their early dates.
They were not going into this
blind. I knew they were doing this
wisely, English said.
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the city issued temporary occu-
pancy permits on the condition
the school would make landscape
and alleyway improvements.
As part of the citys Downtown
Plan, the campus also needs to
have retail space on the ground
floor of the Collective Building
on the north side of Third
Yet its been months since the
permits expired and little has
been completed, Matthews said.
I think its important [for
Draper] to follow through with
the commitment [he] made, the
conditions of approval. But also
it may be that some of the things
they proposed, they hadnt
thought through all the way and I
dont want to be punitive about
it. So Im trying to keep an open
mind about what would be an
acceptable alternative that would
be equal in scope and impact and
just work with them on that,
Matthews said.
The city has tried to work with
Draper, having held a study ses-
sion in January and agreeing to
provide the school with an
encroachment permit to install a
fiber optic network across Third
Avenue last month.
The three main outstanding
concerns were the cleanliness of
the alley connecting Third and
Fourth avenues, landscape
enhancements including a living
wall and conforming with the
citys Downtown Plan by host-
ing ground-floor retail space at
the Collective Building,
Matthews said.
Drapers staff had originally
claimed construction of a living
wall against the Benjamin
Franklin Hotel building was dis-
couraged by the historic society,
instead putting in a few insuffi-
cient planters, Matthews said.
But a free-standing living wall
is still viable and would help dis-
guise the trash cans along the
alley, Matthews said.
Keeping the courtyard clean
and free from cigarette butts has
been frustrating to citizens. The
city suggested the school could
contract with a company it uses
to maintain its downtown park-
ing structures, Ross said.
The meeting was extremely
helpful and clarified what Draper
needs to do to move forward,
Patterson said.
I think we were able to have a
conversation about some things
that were probably just misunder-
standings and it created an oppor-
tunity for some real success
going forward so Im very opti-
mistic where were headed from
here, Patterson said.
Draper previously said hed
been briefed on meetings
between his staff and the city;
however wrote he is reassured
after speaking directly with
Ross, Matthews and Patterson.
It is clear from our meeting
that we have the same interests as
the city does and we look forward
to continuing to make Draper
University the best that it can be.
The more successful Draper
University becomes, the more
successful San Mateo becomes,
Draper wrote in an email.
The citys requirements still
stand and Draper has to make
progress, yet it is unclear when it
will come to fruition, Matthews
We talked in general about the
relationship between the univer-
sity and the city and the down-
town business community and
how this could be a win, win, win
situation for everyone and hes
been very much supportive I
think of that. ... So now its just
a matter of staff, city staff and his
folks, of working on a timeline
of when things are going to get
done, Matthews said. My sense
is that to get things moving
along in a positive direction it
required his personal attention to
see what our concerns were and
share with us what his issues were
just to get past whatever inertia
was there and get things moving
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A man looks into an empty storefront at the Collective Building in
downtown San Mateo.
A woman walks through the alleyway connecting Third and Fourth
avenues that San Mateo officials want Draper to improve.
bill would place safeguards on the use that
would strike a balance between privacy
and safety. What really brought this to my
attention was the amount of data thats
being collected today, Hill said. The
other part of the problem is that there [are]
many private companies around that are
recording the exact same information.
Millions of vehicle hits; were talking
more than the population and theyre
doing the same thing in their database,
keeping it basically forever there are a
myriad of sources of this information and
uses of it by the private sector so every
move our vehicle makes is recorded.
Most police cars and a growing number
of private cars drive around with attached
cameras that scan thousands of license
plates in a few short hours and quickly
process the data, Hill said.
Hill cited news reports in saying more
than 30 agencies in the Bay Area use auto-
mated license plate readers and there are
disturbing accounts such as the San
Leandro man who discovered his cars were
photographed 112 times.
Current law allows the Department of
California Highway Patrol to retain this
type of data for up to 60 days unless the
data is being used as evidence or for the
investigation of felonies. It also pro-
hibits the department from selling the data
or making it available to anyone outside
of law enforcement.
But there is little regulation over private
individuals and companies equipped with
automated license plate recognition soft-
ware and are encouraged to abuse the tech-
nology because they profit from selling
data, Hill said. Equally concerning, is the
ability for this kind of information to be
stored in perpetuity and accessed by prac-
tically anyone, Hill said.
Theres quite a conversation about it
and I think its hard to justify keeping this
data forever and harder to justify the use of
this data by private businesses that can
track, find out your every move, by just
inputting your license plate number into a
computer, Hill said.
Vigilant Solutions is a California-based
company that sells license plate and facial
recognition hardware and hosts a national
database of license plate information that
is accessible to law enforcement. The
majority of the data it collects is harvest-
ed from private companies and it boasts
having more than 1.8 billion detections.
Vigilant representatives did not return
requests for comment.
The bill would maintain the value of
license plate recognition software for
safety purposes, but prohibit the data from
being shared or sold with anyone other
than law enforcement. It would also allow
law enforcement to store the data longer
than the law currently affords; instead of
60 days, it would allow access for up to
five years and then be made available by
court order, Hill said.
The bill recognizes this technology as
an asset to law enforcement agencies and
supports when its used for security pur-
poses, Hill said. Hill cited news reports in
saying that within the first 30 days of the
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department
accessing a private license plate reader
database, police located 495 stolen vehi-
cles, 19 vehicles involved in felonies and
took 45 suspects into custody, .
Its a good tool that should be used for
law enforcement. But how long do they
need to keep the data is the question. And
they would argue forever, Hill said. Its
too ripe for abuse when you do this.
His office has received some opposition
from law enforcement groups, Hill said.
The California Peace Officers Association
lists SB 893 as priority legislation it is
watching on its website, however its rep-
resentatives did not respond to requests for
Were working with [law enforcement]
to try and address their concerns, but the
goal is to find a balance to have law
enforcement use it as a tool but to make
sure were protecting the abuses of the
market, Hill said.
The bill was referred to the Senate
Committee on the Judiciary Jan. 23 and no
action has been taken, yet Hill said he
understands why law enforcement officials
would be put off by restrictions. However,
the bill allows them to retain the data for
longer and upholds individuals privacy
rights by prohibiting private corpora-
tions from profiting from the abuse of this
technology, Hill said.
It really is amazing how every day the
conversation here and just about every-
where, is related to privacy and security
and protection of our rights, Hill said.
And this is just another example of that
and its easy from what Ive seen, it seems
to be very easy to cross that line and its
our job to make sure there is a very clear
solid line that cant be crossed.
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Easter Bunny at Hillsdale
Shopping Center. Hillsdale
Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. Until April 20. All kids will
receive a gift to take home just for
visiting. Photo packages start at
$18.31. For more information email
Newly Bereaved Support Group.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. VITAS Ofce,
1400 Fashion Island Blvd., Suite 920,
Conference Room, San Mateo. Meet
on the second Monday of every
month. For more information call
Dance Connection with live music
by Bob Gutierrez. Free dance les-
sons 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with open
dance from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Burlingame Womans Club, 241 Park
Road, Burlingame. Bring a new rst
time male friend and earn free entry
for yourself. $8 for members, $10 for
guests. Male dance hosts get free
admission. Light refreshments. For
more information call 342-2221.
Easter Bunny at Hillsdale
Shopping Center. Hillsdale
Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. Until April 20. All kids will
receive a gift to take home just for
visiting. Photo packages start at
$18.31. For more information email
Afterschool Special at
CuriOdyssey. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
Drive, San Mateo. Let your child
explore interactive science exhibits
and more than 50 native animals. For
more information call 342-7755.
Writer Ayelet Waldman at
Burlingame Books. 7 p.m.
Burlingame Books, 1375 Burlingame
Ave., Burlingame. The New York
Times bestselling author will share
her spellbinding new novel, Love
and Treasure.
San Mateo Newcomers Club
luncheon check deadline. Checks
for the luncheon (April 15 at noon)
$25 must be received by
Wednesday, April 9. Send checks to
Janet Williams at 1168 Shoreline
Drive, San Mateo, 94404.
Easter Bunny at Hillsdale
Shopping Center. Hillsdale
Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. Until April 20. All kids will
receive a gift to take home just for
visiting. Photo packages start at
$18.31. For more information email
Ruby Ribbon & Mills-Peninsula
Hospital Foundation Fundraiser
has 13th Annual Womens Health
Luncheon and Lecture. Mills-
Peninsula Medical Center, 1501
Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. For
more information and tickets email
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
to 1 p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Free admis-
sion, $17 lunch. For more informa-
tion call 430-6500.
Afterschool Special at
CuriOdyssey. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
Drive, San Mateo. Receive 50 percent
your admission. Let your child
explore interactive science exhibits
and more than 50 native animals. For
more information call 342-7755.
Who Cares for the Caregiver
Support Group. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
VITAS Ofce, Sunrise Senior Living,
955 South El Camino Real, San
Mateo. Meet on the second
Wednesday of every month. For
more information call 874-4413.
San Mateo County Democratic
Partys Getting in the Spirits for
2014 fundraiser. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Vinyl Room, 221 Park Road,
Burlingame. $35. For more informa-
tion, contact Jeffrey Adair at penin-
Fourteenth Annual Spaghetti
Feed. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Foster City
Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd.,
Foster City. Grab your family and
friends and enjoy a feast of spaghet-
ti, salad, and garlic bread while you
listen to great musical entertain-
ment! All rafe prize proceeds will
go to the Foster City Youth and Teen
Foundation. $5 in advance, $10 at
the door. For more information call
Entrepreneur Jacques-Edouard
Guillemot hosts a discussion and
reading from his book, Yes Mum,
Business is an Art. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Sotel San Francisco Bay, 223
Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City.
Guillemot will discuss key aspects of
the business industry. Free. Parking
will be validated. For more informa-
tion contact
Divorce and Relationship
Recovery. 6:30 p.m. 1500 Easton
Drive, Burlingame. No fees for regis-
tration or membership. For more
information contact
Jared Diamond, Author of Guns,
Germs & Steel & The Third
Chimpanzee. 7 p.m. Eagle Theatre,
Los Altos High, 201 Almond Ave., Los
Altos. $15 for members, $20 for non-
members and $8 for students. For
more information call 1-800-847-
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Family Secrets. 7 p.m. Bethany
Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave.,
Menlo Park. Complimentary snacks
and beverages will be served. Free.
For more information email life- or call 854-
Easter Bunny at Hillsdale
Shopping Center. Hillsdale
Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. Until April 20. All kids will
receive a gift to take home just for
visiting. Photo packages start at
$18.31. For more information email
Lecture: Your Rights and
Responsibilities as a Tenant. Noon.
San Mateo County Law Library, 710
Hamilton Street, Redwood City.
Presented by Shirley Gibson. Free.
For more information call 363-4913.
Musicals of the 40s: Ziegfeld Girl
(1941). 1 p.m. City of San Mateo
Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las
Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more
information call 522-7490.
Afterschool Special at
CuriOdyssey. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
Drive, San Mateo. Receive 50 percent
your admission. Let your child
explore interactive science exhibits
and more than 50 native animals. For
more information call 342-7755.
Smash, a political comedy. 8 p.m.
Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway,
Redwood City. This production will
run through May 4. Shows are
Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m. and
Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets go to or call
493-2006 x2.
The Peninsula Home and Garden
Show. Noon-6 p.m., San Mateo
County Event Center, Fiesta Hall,
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo.
Make the Home Show your rst stop
when planning a home remodel.
Compare prices, shake hands and
meet with contractors before you
hire them. $10 parking, free admis-
sion. For more information visit or call
Easter Bunny at Hillsdale
Shopping Center. Hillsdale
Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. Until April 20. All kids will
receive a gift to take home just for
visiting. Photo packages start at
$18.31. For more information email
Afterschool Special at
CuriOdyssey. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
Drive, San Mateo. Receive 50 percent
your admission. Let your child
explore interactive science exhibits
and more than 50 native animals. For
more information call 342-7755.
Smash by Jeffrey Hatcher. Dragon
Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood
City. This production will run from
April 11 to May 4. Shows are Thurs. to
Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $30. For more informa-
tion and to purchase tickets go to
Capuchino High School play: Our
Town. 7 p.m. Capuchino High
School, 1501 Magnolia Ave., San
Bruno. $10 general admission and $5
for students and seniors.
Foster City Monthly Social Dance.
7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Foster City
Recreation Center, 650 Shell
Boulevard, Foster City. Cha cha les-
sons from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ballroom dance party 8:30 p.m. to
11:30 p.m. Snacks included. Couples
and singles welcome. $12 from 7:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m., which includes
dance lesson. $10 after 8:30 p.m. For
more information contact Cheryl
Steeper at 571-0836.
Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT)
presents: Brighton Beach
Memoirs. 7:30 p.m. Mountain View
Center for the Performing Arts, 500
Castro St., Mountain View. Tickets are
$10. For more information and to
order tickets go to
or call 903-6000.
Easter Bunny at Hillsdale
Shopping Center. Hillsdale
Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. Until April 20. All kids will
receive a gift to take home just for
visiting. Photo packages start at
$18.31. For more information email
For more events visit, click Calendar.
transparency and take a finer tooth
comb to decisions past and future.
I object to taxpayers being lied to,
Stogner said of purported high-speed
rail ridership estimates although the
sentiment is one underscoring many of
his priorities and ongoing efforts as a
self-employed victims advocate.
The district both Horsley, 70, and
Stogner, 63, hope to secure in the June
3 election includes Atherton, Half Moon
Bay, San Carlos, Woodside, parts of
Belmont and Menlo Park and a number
of surrounding unincorporated areas.
Coastside constituents have long
said they feel largely ignored by the
Board of Supervisors and Horsley, who
lives in Emerald Hills, has made a point
to hold ofce hours and attend events in
the area. Stogner, of San Carlos,
believes the coast doesnt necessarily
need a supervisor who lives on the
coast but someone always quick to
answer calls and emails.
Stogner declined to comment on the
job Horsley is doing, preferring to be
seen as running for the seat rather than
as a direct reaction to the incumbent.
However, he did take some credit for
nudging Horsley to again forgo his
supervisor paycheck after promising
not to do so but changing his mind in
December 2012.
Stogner also threw his hat in the ring
for appointment to the board in 2008
when Jerry Hill was elected to the state
Assembly although he said he actually
preferred a special election. He moved
to a Burlingame motel to run in the
2010 election for the seat now held by
board President Dave Pine. He also ran
for the San Mateo County Community
College District board, the Sequoia
Healthcare District Board and briey
for Atherton City Council.
Horsley actually sat on the Sequoia
Healthcare District Board between his
retirement after 14 years as the county
sheriff and his election to the Board of
Supervisors. During his term, the coun-
ty has opened the Devils Slide trails,
agreed to pay off its unfunded pension
liability at a higher rate and broke
ground on a controversial new jail proj-
ect. Despite his law enforcement back-
ground, Horsley said
he was skeptical
of the need and ini-
tially proposed size
of the facility in
Redwood City. But
r e a l i g n m e n t
changed the ball
game, he said, and
the county needed to
not only replace its
overcrowded exist-
ing jail but create a place better suited
for housing longer-term inmates. He
still questions the use of the warm
shell, the unnished space set aside for
future needs that he hopes is never called
for, and disagrees it could house transi-
tional inmates or those out of custody.
Youre not going to put curtains a
jail cell and call it home, he said.
Instead, he is looking at using some
of the space at the womens jail once
its closed for that use and expansion of
the neighboring shelter.
Mental health issues are key for
Horsley who said the county has
already allocated a quarter-million dol-
lars to plan replacement of the locked
psychiatric facility Cordilleras and is
willing to spend $50 million overall.
The board allocated approximately $9
million for mental health needs,
including uses in schools, and a search
is currently underway for a mental
health respite center to provide an
alternative to jail and hospitalization..
Infrastructure is also important to
Stogner, especially the use of Measure
A half-cent sales tax revenue to create
and maintain it. Stogner did not back
the tax measure but after its passage
said hes interested in seeing the mil-
lions of annual dollars spent properly
such as the paying down of the unfund-
ed pension liabilities. Going forward,
Stogner said county workers will need
to adjust to lower pay and lower pen-
sions and hes also no proponent of
contracts allowing the cashing out of
sick days.
Stogner said he is currently working
with a group on a statewide level to
give civil grand jury recommendations
more teeth and enforceable, is certain
state money needs restoring to the
courts and wants to see many special
districts like the water districts on the
coastside under one roof preferably
the county.
If elected, his number one priority is
implementing a single-point database
for whistleblowers
operated by an out-
side vendor. Hes
also like to see an
ombudsman auditor
with the authority to
solve. Hes tired,
he said, of reports
and studies that
never actually
accomplish a solu-
Hes also concerned about Plan Bay
Area, a regional growth strategy which
he calls un-American.
Let the locals decide whats best for
local, he said.
Stogner isnt seeking or accepting
union support because he may have to
vote on contracts if elected and said in
managing he relies on experience
honed in part from coaching softball.
You just need to be equal, he said.
Looking back on nearly four years,
Horsley said he feels the county over-
all does a pretty good job and the same
can be said of the board. However, he
does question the 3-2 vote with him in
the minority which passed on $10
million from Stanford University to
change Alpine Road. Horsley calls the
defeat a lost opportunity to improve
trafc and connect trails but said resi-
dents had too much distrust of future
lane widening despite assurances from
the county and school.
The June 3 ballot is the rst since
county voters changed the charter to
require district-only rather than at-large
elections for supervisors.
Horsley said many of his efforts so
far have fallen in that district speci-
cally, including three different trafc
and congestion projects to make cross-
ing Highway 1 safer, studying creek
dredging to reduce flooding in
Pescadero and planning to apply for a
$700,000 grant to dig a deeper well
because the aquifer is drying up. He
also promoted a mobile health van that
visits farm workers and a new re sta-
tion to speed up responses.
In all, Horsley said hes satised with
his job so far delivering on his cam-
paign promises.
I pretty much did everything I said I
was going to do, he said.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
Continued from page 1
Don Horsley Michael Stogner
tions. These groups felt they could nd
adequate space for their wholesale mar-
ket they split up. The Italians started the
San Francisco Flower Growers
Association, the Japanese growers
founded The California Flower Market,
Inc., and the Chinese ran the Peninsula
Flower Growers Association. They nev-
ertheless remained close to the
Kearny/Market Street vicinity.
The growers met with increasing
resistance by developers in the city as
land became too valuable for only plots
of owers. With a surplus of land avail-
able down the Peninsula, groups began
planting swaths of land around Millbrae
and San Mateo. The San Francisco Water
Department rented land in Millbrae and
the Cozzolinos and Betrocchis, the
Ludemanns , DelDons and a few others
purchased growing land to meet the
challenge of the increasing market. The
Mock family settled in San Bruno and
the Leong family in San Mateo.
In 1924, however the three groups
relocated to large central complex at
Fifth and Howard streets.
In 1956, the organization of growers
moved to a new building at the corner of
Sixth and Brannan streets. Here there
was room for 100 vendors in the
135,000 square feet of space. This build-
ing, owned and run by ower growers,
gives you the best quality of owers
while at the same time letting you feel
pulse of the ower industry. Success is
their most important product now.
Continued from page 3
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110 Employment
Limo Driver, Wanted, full time, paid
weekly, between $500 and $700,
110 Employment
Retirement community
Full Time
Plus Benefits
Monday thru Friday
8am - 4:30pm
Read, write, and speak English
Experience Preferred. $10/hour.
Apply at
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110 Employment
Clean DMV and background. $2000
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110 Employment
2 years experience
Immediate placement
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Call (650)777-9000
Part time, two days per week, 8:30 to
5:30pm, plus occasional babysitting
for two kids, ages 4 and 6.5. Position
is in Belmont. Watch kids at home,
and also transport them to school if
Requires reliability, experience with
similarly aged kids, drivers license,
car and clean driving record.
Please call (650)303-6735.
110 Employment
Systems Administrator (#ZW-0913); Sr.
Software Platform Engineer (#FH-0805);
Sr. Web Applications Developers (#FC-
0414), multiple openings. Positions in
Foster City, CA. Mail resume with re-
spective job code to Arena Solutions,
Inc., Attn: J. Russo, HR, 110 Marsh Dr.,
Ste. 200, Foster City, CA 94404.
GILEAD SCIENCES, Inc., a biopharma-
ceutical company, has openings in Fos-
ter City, CA for Data Engineering Manag-
ers (MDE01 and MDE02): Responsible
for the development of business analyt-
ics, design of data models and databas-
es, and effective acquisition, integration,
management and communication of da-
ta; and Sr. Product Manager (MP01): Re-
sponsible for the execution of strategic
and tactical activities to achieve market
leadership in HIV research and treat-
ment. Ref. code and send resume to Gi-
lead, Attn: HR, #CM-0819, 333 Lakeside
Dr. Foster City, CA 94404.
Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great
pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp
Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273,
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110 Employment
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and business development.
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Daily Journal, and we are looking to grow
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The San Mateo County Harbor District invites proposals from qualified firms to pro-
vide services as District Counsel in the specialties of municipal law, real estate law,
government law, general law, maritime law, personnel and labor law and public sector
employment for the San Mateo County Harbor District.
The San Mateo County Harbor District is an independent special district. The District
has countywide operational jurisdiction. It presently operates Pillar Point Harbor on
Half Moon Bay and Oyster Point Marina/Park in South San Francisco. The District op-
erates Oyster Point for the City under a joint powers agreement, and operates Pillar
Point pursuant to a State tidelands grant.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS is available from the Harbor Districts website:
http;// or from the District Administration Office: Contact:; tel: 650-583-4400.
Submittal Deadline: Six (6) copies of the proposal may be mailed to the San Mateo County
Harbor District, 400 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 300, South San Francisco, CA 94080, or hand de-
livered to the District Administrative Office at the above address.
Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM, Monday, April 28, 2014.
For further information, contact:
Peter Grenell
General Manager
San Mateo County Harbor District
400 Oyster Point Boulevard, Suite 300
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Tel: (650) 583-4400
Fax: (650) 583-4411
San Bruno, California 94066
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 Districts 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 Districts 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 Districts 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.
110 Employment
Maintenance Tech
Driver / Maintenance
Breakfast Attendant
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San Mateo
Or call 650-341-3300
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Email resume
110 Employment
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terns to do entry level reporting, re-
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tures and interviews. Photo interns al-
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We expect a commitment of four to
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110 Employment
Kitchen Staff
$9.00 per hr.
Apply in Person at or
email resume to
Marymount Greenhills
Retirement Center
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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).
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).
Alan Chung Cheung Wong
Case Number: 124190
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Alan Chung Cheung
Wong. A Petition for Probate has been
filed by James Wong & Irene Wong in
the Superior Court of California, County
of San Mateo. The Petition for Probate
requests that James Wong & Irene Wong
be appointed as personal representative
to administer the estate of the decedent.
The petition requests the decedents will
and codicils, if any, be admitted to pro-
bate. The will and any codicils are availa-
ble of examination in the file kept by the
The petition requests authority to admin-
ister the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: April 11, 2014 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
203 Public Notices
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal au-
thority may affect your rights as a cred-
itor. You may want to consult with an at-
torney knowledgeable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Shawn R. Parr 206616
Parr Law Group
1625 The Alameda, Ste 900
SAN JOSE, CA 95126
Dated: Mar. 24, 2014
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on March 26, April 1, 7, 2014.
210 Lost & Found
FOUND: KEYS (3) on ring with 49'ers
belt clip. One is car key to a Honda.
Found in Home Depot parking lot in San
Carlos on Sunday 2/23/14. Call 650 490-
0921 - Leave message if no answer.
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by Lunardis market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
210 Lost & Found
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
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
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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,
28x38 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
tion fairly new $100.00. (650)291-9104
HOOD, G.E. Good condition, clean,
white.. $30. (650)348-5169
LG WASHER/ DRYER in one. Excellent
condition, new hoses, ultracapacity,
7 cycle, fron load, $600, (650)290-0954
MAYTAG WALL oven, 24x24x24, ex-
cellent condition, $50 obo, SOLD!
used one load for only 14 hours. $1,200.
Call (650)333-4400
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
THERMADOR WHITE glass gas cook-
top. 36 inch Good working condition.
$95. 650-322-9598
297 Bicycles
GIRLS BIKE 18 Pink, Looks New, Hard-
ly Used $80 (650)293-7313
SCHWINN 20 Boys 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
298 Collectibles
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90s $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. SOLD!
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.
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-
300 Toys
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.,
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, SOLD!
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-
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
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
303 Electronics
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
bankers rack. Beautiful style; for plants
flowers sculptures $70 (415)585-3622
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
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 72x 21 x39 1/2
High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
DISPLAY CABINET 72x 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.
OBO RETAIL $130 (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs, glass top,
good condition 41 in diameter $95
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
304 Furniture
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. $60. (650)343-8206
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SMALL VANITY chair with stool and mir-
ror $99. (650)622-6695
SOFA - excelleNT condition. 8 ft neutral
color $99 OBO (650)345-5644
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
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
immaculate, 2 each: Pillow covers,
shams, 1 spread/ cover, washable $25.
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
COOKING POTS(2) stainless steel, tem-
perature-resistent handles, 21/2 & 4 gal.
$5 for both. (650) 574-3229.
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
306 Housewares
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
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
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
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
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, SOLD!
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
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1 Theater
6 Big fusses
11 Gallery display
14 Taxpayers worry
15 Real estate
16 Sinking ship signal
17 Takeout option
19 Wash. neighbor
20 Personal IDs
21 Ambulance
destinations, for
22 Comfy shoe
24 Biblical pronoun
26 Bic products
27 Subject for a
33 Ross of the
34 __ wont be
afraid: Stand By
Me lyric
35 French lady
36 Jerusalems land:
37 Look after
41 Chicken __ king
42 Swindle
44 Prefix with
45 Bernese Alps
47 Bill Gates or Paul
Allen, vis--vis
51 Those, to Toms
52 On an ocean
liner, say
53 All for __: to no
56 Co. that merged
into Verizon
57 Gas company
with toy trucks
61 Egyptian snake
62 Summoned up
65 Curtain support
66 Shed __: cry
67 Muhammad Alis
boxing daughter
68 Exec.
moneyman, and
a hint to 17-, 27-,
37-, 47- and 62-
69 Requirements
70 Aggravate
1 Animal pouches
2 Comments from
the confused
3 Supreme Norse
4 __-Salem, N.C.
5 Fr. holy woman
6 1994 Denis
Leary film about
a crook who acts
as an arbiter
7 Gut-punch
8 Batman and
Robin, e.g.
9 Italian tenor
10 Spiritual Arizona
11 Keep
12 Came by horse
13 Old Russian
18 Flower starter
23 Nick and Noras
25 Former
gp. concerned
with Communist
26 Univ. teacher
27 The __ Kid:
50s TV Western
28 Former Calif.
29 __ a kind:
30 Mental picture
31 Persian Gulf
32 Pretty close
33 Checker, e.g.
38 Provide critical
comments for
39 Curious George
creators Margret
and H.A.
40 Actress Russo
43 Video file format
46 Boise resident
48 Trash bin
49 Old cowboy
50 Previously owned
53 Drug cop
54 Dating from
55 High hairstyle
56 Happy
58 Emerald Isle
59 Normandy
60 One-horse
63 Dixie general
64 St. Petes state
By Jack McInturff
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
309 Office Equipment
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
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 $8., (408)249-3858
GOURMET SET for cooking on your ta-
ble. European style. $15 (650)644-9027
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
Cheese Tote - new black $45
310 Misc. For Sale
$5; new aluminum btl $3 650-595-3933
NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,
gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message
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
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48 x 69
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35. SOLD!
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
PET TAXI, never used 20 by 14 by 15
inches, medium dog size $20. SOLD!
312 Pets & Animals
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
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, brown bomber, with
pockets.Sz XL, $88. (415)337-1690
MANS DENIM Jacket, XL HD fabric,
metal buttons only $15 650-595-3933
MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
MINK JACKET faux, hip length, satin lin-
ing. Looks feels real. Perfect condition
$99 OBO 650-349-6969
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
316 Clothes
DRESS SIZE 6-8, $35 (650)873-8167
WESTERN HAT brown color large size 7
5/8 never worn weatherproof $50 obo
WHITE LACE 1880s reproduction dress
- size 6, $100., (650)873-8167
317 Building Materials
30 FLUORESCENT Lamps 48" (brand
new in box) $75 for all (650)369-9762
BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top
and sink: - $65. (650)348-6955
BRAND NEW Millgard window + frame -
$85. (650)348-6955
318 Sports Equipment
BAMBOO FLY rod 9 ft 2 piece good
condition South Bend brand. $50
BASEBALLS & Softballs, 4 baseballs 2
softballs, only $6 650-595-3933
BASKETBALL HOOP, free standing
$100. New Costco $279. (650)291-9104
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50. (650)637-
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 di-
meter, Halex brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.
KIDS 20" mongoose mountain bike 6
speeds front wheel shock good condition
asking $65 (650)574-7743
LADIES STEP thruRoadmaster 10
speed bike w. shop-basket Good
Condition. $55 OBO call: (650) 342-8510
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 (650)520-3425
NORDIC TRACK Pro, $95. (650)333-
POWER PLUS Exercise Machine $99
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new SOLD!
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167
WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878
WOMAN'S BOWLING ball, 12 lbs, "Lin-
da", with size 7 shoes and bag, $15.
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
322 Garage Sales
APRIL 12, 8 am - 2 pm
1501 Magnolia, San Bruno
Enter Main Parking Lot from
Millwood Avenue to
Performing Arts Courtyard
Great deals for a great
cause, all to benefit student
at Capuchino HS
Make money, make room!
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Call (650)344-5200
335 Garden Equipment
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
LAWNMOWER - American made, man-
ual/push, excellent condition, $50.,
$40. (650)355-2996
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
in leather case $25. (650)644-9027
in leather case $25. (650)644-9027
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $79
345 Medical Equipment
PRIDE MECHANICAL Lift Chair, hardly
used. Paid $950. Asking $350 orb est of-
fer. (650)400-7435
cellent condition. Queen size. Adjustable.
Originally paid $4,000. Yours for only
$500. SOLD!
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
379 Open Houses
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380 Real Estate Services
Cimpler Real Estate - Reinventing
Home Buying
To Buy Smarter Call Artur Urbanski,
533 Airport Blvd, 4th Flr, Burlingame
The San Mateo Daily Journals
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to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedrooms, new carpets, new granite
counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered
carports, storage, pool, no pets.
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.-59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
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620 Automobiles
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CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
DODGE 99 Van, 391 Posi, 200 Hp V-6,
22 Wheels, 2 24 Ladders, 2015 Tags,
$3,500 OBO (650)481-5296
MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
OLDSMOBILE 99 Intrigue, green, 4
door sedan, 143K miles. $1,500.
SUBARU 98 Outback Limited, 175K
miles, $5,500. Recent work. Mint condiit-
ton. High Car Fax, View at
#126837 (415)999-4947
VOLVO 85 244 Turbo, automatic, very
rare! 74,700 original miles. New muffler,
new starter, new battery, tires have only
200 miles on it. $4,900. (650)726-8623.
625 Classic Cars
FORD 63 THUNDERBIRD Hardtop, 390
engine, Leather Interior. Will consider
$6,500 /OBO (650)364-1374
VOLVO 85 244 Turbo, automatic, very
rare! 74,700 original miles. New muffler,
new starter, new battery, tires have only
200 miles on it. $4,900. (650)726-8623.
630 Trucks & SUVs
FORD 98 EXPLORER 6 cylinder, 167K
miles, excellent condition, good tires,
good brakes, very dependable! $2000 or
best offer. Moving, must sell! Call
635 Vans
67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
B-150, V-8, automatic, seats 8, good
condition, $1,700. (650)726-5276.
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW 03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
condition, black leather, $35. obo,
brackets and other parts, $35.,
670 Auto Service
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
CAR TOWchain 9' $35 (650)948-0912
HONDA SPARE tire 13" $25
SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac
manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, 1
gray marine diesel manual $40
Year 2002 all for $40 (650)948-0912
SNOW CHAIN cables made by Shur
Grip - brand new-never used. In the
original case. $25 650-654-9252.
TIRE CHAIN cables $23. (650)766-4858
680 Autos Wanted
Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
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By Peter Leonard
KIEV, Ukraine Crowds of pro-
Russian demonstrators stormed
government buildings Sunday in
several major cities in eastern
Ukraine, where secessionist senti-
ment has sparked frequent protests
since Ukraines Russia-friendly
president was ousted in February.
In Donetsk, 80 kilometers (50
miles) west of the Russian border,
a large group of people, including
many in masks carrying sticks and
stones, surged into the provincial
government building and smashed
A gathering of several hundred,
many of them waving Russian
ags, then listened to speeches
delivered from a balcony embla-
zoned with a banner reading
Donetsk Republic. Activists in
the building said they want to see
a referendum for the Donetsk
province to join Russia.
An AP photographer reported
seeing people bringing car tires to
be used as barricades against any
presumed attempt by authorities
to retake the building.
Eastern Ukraine was the heart-
land of support for Vi kt or
Yanukovych, the president who
fled to Russia in February after
months of protests. About half
of the regions residents are eth-
nic Russians, many of whom
believe Ukraines acting authori-
ties are Ukrainian nationalists
who will oppress Russians.
Ukraines interim authorities
deny they are infringing the rights
of the ethnic Russian population
and accuse Moscow of trying to
sow instability. Russia has moved
large contingents of troops to
areas near the Ukrainian border,
and speculation is strong that
unrest in eastern Ukraine could be
used as a pretext for a Russian
Since Crimea held a referendum
to secede and then was annexed by
Russia in March, calls for similar
referenda in Ukraines east have
President Oleksandr Turchinovs
ofce said in a statement he had
canceled a planned visit to
Lithuania this week to take per-
sonal charge over the situation in
eastern Ukraine.
In Luhansk, to the northeast
from Donetsk, hundreds of people
surrounded the local headquarters
of the security service and later
scaled the facade to plant a
Russian flag on the roof.
Ukrainian media reported that
demonstrators pelted the building
with eggs, and then stones, a
smoke grenade and nally a re-
bomb. The ames were reportedly
quickly extinguished.
Pro-Russians storm Ukraine government buildings
Pro-Russia protesters (R) scufe with the police near the regional
government building in Donetsk.
By Kim Gamel
KABUL, Afghanistan
Afghans and the interna-
tional community hailed its
presidential election as a
triumph of democracy over
violence Sunday, despite
complaints about ballot
shortages and sporadic fraud
after millions of people
braved a Taliban threat to
vote for a new president.
But some cautioned against
declaring a premature defeat
of the Islamic militants.
Securing the vote was a
test for Afghan government
forces as they prepare to
take full responsibility for
their own security as the
U.S. and allied forces end
their combat mission at the
end of this year. The con-
sensus was that they largely
passed, though there was
sporadic violence.
A roadside bomb hit a
pickup truck transporting
ballot boxes Sunday in the
northern province of
Kunduz, killing three peo-
ple, ofcials said. But the
major attacks that had been
feared did not materialize.
This in itself is a victory
over violence and a victory
over all those who wanted
to deter democracy by
threats and violence, said
Thijs Berman, the head of
the European Unions elec-
tion assessment team in
Electoral ofcials, mean-
while, urged patience, say-
ing officials continued to
log complaints and tally
ballots. The ballots were
coming from more than
20,000 polling stations
nationwide, some in
extremely remote and rural
areas. They were being
transported to tally centers
in all 34 provinces before
the results reach Kabul.
Some candidate forecasts
and partial results are
expected in the coming
days. Noor Mohammad
Noor, a spokesman for the
Independent Election
Commission, said prelimi-
nary results were due April
24 and nal results will be
announced May 14.
With a crowded field of
eight candidates, nobody
was expected to get the
majority needed to win out-
right. That would force a
runoff between the top two
vote-getters, which would
be held at the end of May.
President Hamid Karzai was
constitutionally banned
from seeking a third term.
Noor said initial reports
show a turnout of more than
7 million people, nearly 60
percent of eligible voters.
That was sharply up from
the estimated 4.5 million
people vote in 2009s pres-
idential and provincial
council elections, which
were marred by widespread
The Taliban had warned
voters to stay home, saying
election workers and
polling centers were fair
game. A spokesman for the
group, Zabihullah Mujahid,
claimed in a statement
Sunday that more than
1,000 attacks took place
to disrupt the fake and pre-
determined elections set up
by America. The group
often exaggerates its
A number of high-prole
attacks before Saturday,
including two on ofces of
the Independent Election
Commission and several
targeting foreigners,
heightened concern.
Hundreds of thousands of
Afghan security forces
fanned out and erected
checkpoints at intersec-
tions, searching cars and
people. Workers also patted
down voters, in some cases
three times, before they
entered polling stations.
Martine van Bijlert, co-
director of an independent
research group called the
Afghanistan Analysts
Network, said the days
ahead would be key to deter-
mining if the Taliban failed
to disrupt the vote or if
they purposefully laid low
on due to the heavy security
Afghan election
hailed as Taliban
threat remains
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