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By Samantha Weigel
The installation of a new fish hoist on
Johnson Pier in Half Moon Bay Tuesday is
drawing suspicion and frustration from a
fishermen’s group about the San Mateo
County Harbor District’s construction
District officials, however, contend the
hoist installation was done properly and
according to lease guidelines though the
board president said there could have been
more communication.
“If proper outreach wasn’t done with other
tenants and stakeholders, it’s unfortunate,”
said Robert Bernardo, president of the
Harbor District Board of Commissioners.
“In this highly, obviously, competitive
commercial fishing environment, there’s
going to be some unhappy people. But
here’s the thing, we have a lease for which
we have a contractual agreement with and we
have to abide by that which basically says
each tenant can have two hoists wherever
they choose, as long as they work with the
harbormaster. ”
District staff had assured fishermen at
Pillar Point Harbor there would be consulta-
tion with those affected by the location of
the hoist owned by a private fish buyer, said
Porter McHenry, president of the Half Moon
Bay Seafood Marketing Association, which
represents more than 20 commercial fisher-
“They should have just asked the people
who it directly affects, their whole life is
about being able to unload our fish or our
New fish hoist raises concerns at Pillar Point
Harbor District approves fish buyer’s request, fishermen don’t like it
Teachers stood at the corner of Hallmark Drive and Ralston Avenue in Belmont Thursday to rally for salary increases.
DA says man
killed dog after
mental break
Family finds Jack Russell terrier
burned in backyard barbecue
By Samantha Weigel
A young man accused
of brutally killing his
Jack Russell terrier while
suffering a psychotic
break was arraigned in
court Thursday and
charged with one count
of felony animal cruelty.
Ryan Gee, a 27-year-old San Mateo resi-
dent with serious ongoing mental health
problems, pleaded not guilty to allegedly
strangling his dog then using a knife to cut
up the carcass before burning it in a barbe-
cue grill Jan. 23. He had no prior criminal
record in San Mateo County and could face
up to three years incarceration, said District
Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
SFO trespasser may
receive mental help
Woman continues heading to
airport despite court order not to
By Samantha Weigel
The bizarre case of a
woman who repeatedly
attempted to illegally
board flights bound to
Hawaii may be heading
to the San Mateo
County’s mental health
Marilyn Jean Hartman
appeared in court Thursday to face charges
By Angela Swartz
Higher pay was the clear demand of facul-
ty from the Belmont-Redwood Shores
Elementary School District who gathered
with signs to protest at a busy intersection
just up the street from the district office just
before a board meeting Thursday night.
Negotiations with the Belmont-Redwood
Shores Faculty Association, made up of cer-
tificated faculty that includes teachers, coun-
selors, psychologists, nurses and speech
and language therapists, have gone on since
2012, with teachers and other faculty ask-
ing for more money as health care and hous-
ing costs rise.
“In the big picture, over the span of 18
months, negotiations haven’t gone well,”
said Superintendent Michael Milliken, who
took the position last year. “In the short
term, I feel as though we’ve made good
progress. I’m quite optimistic. Our interest
is treating them fairly. … Other districts in
the county are able to give their teachers
raises, so I can speak to that being an inter-
est of ours. From our perspective it’s about
coming to agreement with them with what
we can afford.”
About 25 percent of the association mem-
bers have to work second jobs now to make
ends meet, which hurts their total commit-
ment to students, said association President
Angela Sveda, who teaches at Ralston
Middle School. Teachers are looking for a 4
percent raise and a benefits package, she
said. The average teacher salary in the dis-
trict is $72,440, according to data from the
California Department of Education.
“We’re in a tough situation,” Sveda said.
“We’ve declared this year the year of the edu-
cator. We’re all interested in working
together. … I’m hopeful with the new super-
Teachers seek more pay
Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District in negotiations since 2012
See GEE, Page 31
See HARTMAN, Page 31 See PAY, Page 23
Ryan Gee
See HOIST, Page 23
Kittens accidentally
shipped from L.A. to San Diego
SAN DIEGO — A San Diego cable
company employee expecting a ship-
ment of fiberglass equipment got a
shock when he discovered two new-
born kittens clinging to life inside the
KGTV reports Thursday that the kit-
tens are recovering after being acci-
dentally shipped by truck from the Los
Angeles area to a Cox
Communications office in San Diego.
Upon finding the tiny black cats, a
Cox warehouse worker called his
nephew, who happens to work for the
Humane Society in San Diego.
The kittens were so young they still
had their umbilical cords attached.
Humane Society nurse Jenny
Bonomini says it’s likely the mother
put her newborn babies in a safe spot
— a cardboard box.
Bonomini says the kittens, named
Mouse and Wifi, are happy and putting
on weight.
Man avoids $525
fine for refill at hospital
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A man who
faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-
cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospi-
tal apparently will get off with a warn-
i ng.
When Christopher Lewis of North
Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink
without paying Wednesday, a federal
police officer gave him a ticket. Lewis
is a construction worker and says he
never noticed the signs and has refilled
his drink before without paying.
VA spokeswoman Tonya C.
Lobbestael said after reviewing what
happened at the Ralph C. Johnson
Center in Charleston, officials decided
a warning was sufficient.
Lobbestael says the cafeteria at the
center has signs posted in the drink
machines indicating the cost of refil l s.
Failing to pay for the refills is consid-
ered shoplifting.
Easter butter lamb
gets ‘pardon’ at Buffalo market
BUFFALO, N.Y. — There’s at least
one butter lamb in Buffalo that won’t
be going under the knife this Easter.
Butter sculptures in the shape of a
lamb are a traditional part of Easter
meals among Buffalo’s large Polish-
American population. Butter lambs are
sold this time of year at western New
York delis, Polish markets and super-
On Wednesday, an elected official
went to Buffalo’s Broadway Market to
“pardon” a butter lamb, much in the
way U.S. presidents issue pardons for
a turkey before Thanksgiving.
Erie County Executive Mark
Poloncarz pardoned a butter lamb from
its traditional duties on tables
throughout the Buffalo area for the
duration of Easter.
Baby dies after
being forgotten in hot car
SAN JOSE — An infant has been
pronounced dead after accidentally
being left in a hot car alone for hours.
San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol
says the department received a report
of an unresponsive child in a vehicle
just before 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Investigators determined that the
infant’s father was supposed to drop
the infant off at a babysitter’s house
before going to work. Instead, Randol
says, the father parked the car on the
street and went to work while the child
was still strapped in its car seat.
Randol says no arrests have been
made pending a review of the case by
the Santa Clara County District
Attorney’s Office.
Military shell prompted
evacuation of hundreds
SOLVANG — An old but still poten-
tially explosive military shell that
was found in an alley was safely
destroyed early Thursday, ending an
evacuation that emptied hundreds of
homes and businesses in this Central
California tourist town.
A 911 caller Wednesday afternoon
sent Santa Barbara County sheriff’s
deputies to Solvang’s main business
district, where they found a 105mm
shell lying in trash in an alley.
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Thought for the Day
The first laundromat (called a
“Washateria”) was opened by John F.
Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four
electric washing machines were rented
to members of the public on an hourly
“I’ll tell you a secret.We live
in a mad and inspiring world.”
— Ben Hecht (1894-1964)
Actor James
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I n 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride from
Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American
colonists that the British were coming.
I n 1831, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was offi-
cially opened.
I n 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco,
followed by raging fires; estimates of the final death toll
range between 3,000 and 6,000.
I n 1923, the first game was played at the original Yankee
Stadium in New York; the Yankees defeated the Boston Red
Sox 4-1.
I n 1942, an air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt.
Col. James H. Doolittle raided Tokyo and other Japanese
cities. The first World War II edition of The Stars and Stripes
was published as a weekly newspaper.
I n 1944, the ballet “Fancy Free,” with music by Leonard
Bernstein and choreography by Jerome Robbins, premiered
in New York.
I n 1949, the Republic of Ireland was proclaimed.
I n 1954, Gamal Abdel Nasser seized power as he became
prime minister of Egypt.
I n 1955, physicist Albert Einstein died in Princeton, N.J.,
at age 76.
I n 1964, Hollywood screenwriter Ben Hecht, 70, died in
New York.
I n 1978, the Senate approved the Panama Canal Treaty,
providing for the complete turnover of control of the water-
way to Panama on the last day of 1999.
I n 1983, 63 people, including 17 Americans, were killed at
the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, by a suicide bomber.
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Brown) is 62. Actor Rick Moranis is 61. Actress Melody
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Bunnymen) is 56. Author-journalist Susan Faludi is 55.
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Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
President visiting Los Altos, Palo Alto in May
President Barack Obama will be returning to the Bay Area
next month for a fundraising trip, Democratic National
Committee officials said.
On May 8, the president will attend a roundtable discus-
sion at a private home in Los Altos with about 30 support-
ers, followed by a DNC reception.
There will be about 250 guests at the reception, according
to a DNC spokeswoman.
According to an online listing on the Democrats’ website,
the reception will be held at an undisclosed location and
time in Palo Alto.
The president’s last Bay Area trip was in November, when
he attended a Democratic fundraiser at the newly constructed
SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley.
First lady Michelle Obama was in San Francisco for
Democratic fundraising events in late January.
Coronor identifies man whose
body was found at Redwood City park
Aman whose body was found at a Redwood City park on
Monday morning has been identified by the San Mateo
County Coroner’s Office as 57-year-old transient Peter
Police and firefighters found Keegan after responding at
about 8:30 a.m. Monday to a report of a man lying on the
ground with a head injury at Red Morton Park, located at
1120 Roosevelt Ave., police said.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pro-
nounced dead, according to police.
The cause of Keegan’s death was still under investigation,
according to the Coroner’s Office.
Woman, son killed in blaze
found in bathroom as apartment burned
Awoman and her 3-year-old son died after they were found
trapped in a bathroom in their two-story public housing
apartment in San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood
Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
Ester Ioane, 32, was pronounced dead in the apartment at
76 Brookdale Ave. after firefighters arrived at 9:54 a.m. Her
son, William Santana, was rushed to San Francisco General
Hospital but did not survive, according to the fire depart-
ment and medical examiner’s office.
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said the first floor living
room area was fully involved in flames when firefighters
arrived, and while there were smoke detectors in the room
they apparently didn’t warn the mother and son in time.
She called the loss of the mother and son a “tragedy. ”
Local briefs
Dri vi ng on a suspended l i cense. Police responded to a
man driving with a suspended license at Bransten Road and
Old County Road before 3:16 p.m.
Arre s t. Aman was arrested for driving under the influence at
Holly Street and Industrial Road before 11:53 p.m. Friday,
April 11.
Burglary. A vehicle burglary was reported on the 2700
block of Brittan Avenue before 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April
Arre s t. Aperson was reported for being drunk in public on
the 900 block of El Camino Real before 3:52 a.m.
Arre s t. Aman was arrested for driving while under the influ-
ence of a controlled substance on the 1400 block of El
Camino Real before 2:20 a.m. Thursday, April 10.
Vandalism. Vandalism was reported on the 1400 block of
San Carlos Avenue before 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 9.
St ol en vehi cl e. Acar was stolen on the 500 block of Elm
Street before 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.
Di sturbance. A loud bounce house was reported on
Redwood Avenue before 10:03 p.m. Sunday, April 13.
Burglary. Asuitcase and other items were taken from a sil-
ver Toyota on Veterans Boulevard before 9:42 p.m. Sunday,
April 13.
Armed robbery. Aperson reported being stabbed and then
robbed of $10 on Chestnut Street before 9:30 p.m. Sunday,
April 13.
Disturbance. Aman was reported for yelling about getting
a grenade and bashing his neighbor’s head with a hammer
before 6:43 p.m. Sunday, April 13.
Vandalism. A mirror was broken off a vehicle on 10th
Avenue before 2:36 p.m. Sunday, April 13.
Brandish weapons. Agroup of juveniles were reported for
brandishing a switchblade on Main Street before 10:02
p.m. Saturday, April 12.
Police reports
Every time a bell rings, I call the cops
Awoman was reported for shaking her wind chimes out-
side and yelling “I hope you can hear this” at a neigh-
bor on Hillman Avenue in Belmont before 6:59 a.m.
Friday, April 11.
By Terry Collins
What was intended to be a fun night
of sailing turned deadly as one person
was killed and another seriously injured
when their sailboat collided with a
channel marker buoy in the Bay near
Redwood City, authorities said
Police investigators continued to
search for clues into Wednesday night’s
crash that caused the mast of a 42-foot-
long Catalina sailboat named “Bella”
to snap completely off and injure two
of four occupants onboard during a
noncompetitive race along the shores
near Redwood City, Lt. Sean Hart said.
“We’re not sure if they were struck
when the mast snapped off or they were
injured by the jolt of the impact from
the collision,” Hart said Thursday.
The San Mateo County Coroner’s
office identified the dead victim as Yong
Sun, 39, of Burlingame. Sun and anoth-
er injured man were guests of the sail-
boat’s owner, said Winston Bumpus, a
commodore with the Sequoia Yacht
Club, which sponsored the race.
A U.S. Geological Survey boat that
was nearby rescued the sailboat crew
then docked at the Port of Redwood
City, Hart said. Sun was pronounced
dead at the scene, and another man was
hospitalized in serious condition with
a head injury, Hart said. The injured
man’s name has not been released.
The event was the kickoff to the
yacht club’s annual “Beer Can” races
held Wednesday nights from April
through October, Bumpus said. The
races allow people new to sailboat rac-
ing to learn about the sport and give
experienced racers and their crews a
chance to practice. The “Beer Can”
name of the races is misleading,
Bumpus added, because drinking is
frowned upon and discouraged while
Alcohol does not appear to be a fac-
tor in the fatal accident and the sail-
boat’s owner passed a sobriety test,
Hart said.
Both Hart and Bumpus said weather
conditions also were not a factor in the
“From what we’re gathering, it was a
great night for boating,” Hart said. “At
this point, it appears to be a tragic
The weekly races have been suspend-
ed indefinitely to allow members time
to grieve as the yacht club also is cele-
brating its 75th anniversary, Bumpus
“We’re devastated,” Bumpus said.
“We’re going to just take it one day at a
One dead, one seriously injured
in Redwood City boating accident
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ORLAND — With shrieks in the back-
ground, a shocked passenger struggled to
recount to an emergency dispatcher how a
FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus
carrying high school students. In other 911
calls released Thursday, other witnesses
described explosions after the fiery wreck
that left 10 people dead.
The California Highway Patrol released the
recordings as investigators returned to the
scene about 100 miles north of Sacramento
to reconstruct aspects of the crash.
Dozens of injured students escaped through
windows before the bus exploded into tower-
ing flames just before 6 p.m. April 10.
One student who escaped held back sobs in
describing on a 911 call how the FedEx truck
barreled across the median of Interstate 5 and
smashed into the bus.
Adispatcher assured the student that med-
ical help was coming and told the student to
“go as far away as you can safely get” when
he learned that the bus was still engulfed in
Later, the dispatcher asked, “What did the
bus hit?” and the student started to explain
that the truck smashed into its left side. The
dispatcher tried to refocus the student: “Just
with one or two words, tell me what the bus
“The bus hit a FedEx truck,” the student
replied. “The FedEx truck came into us.”
“Was it head on?”
“Yes, head on.”
It was not clear whether the student was a
boy or girl. None of the 911 callers were
Other calls came from witnesses and near-
by residents.
“Abus just exploded,” said one woman.
“It just exploded,” said one man.
“Whatever’s on the freeway is on fire.”
The bus was carrying 44 high school stu-
dents from the Los Angeles area for a visit to
Humboldt State University on California’s
far north coast. Many stood to be the first in
their family to attend college.
Five students and three adult chaperones
died, along with the truck and bus drivers.
As the CHP released the recordings, the
agency’s investigators were reconstructing
how the bus driver might have reacted to the
sight of the big rig, which burst out of vege-
tation on the freeway’s median into oncom-
ing traffic, sideswiping a car before hitting
the bus.
The CHP briefly closed the stretch of
Interstate 5 where the crash happened and
drove the same model Serta 2014 bus north-
bound at about 70 mph. The driver braked so
investigators could gauge how its speed
would have dropped.
On the southbound side, a driver in the
same model 2007 Volvo truck released the
accelerator, in a similar effort to understand
how its speed might have changed.
Emergency calls capture chaos after truck, bus crash
Man robs bank in ‘I Have Issues’ shirt
HAYWARD — Authorities in the San
Francisco Bay Area are looking for a man
who robbed a bank wearing a T-shirt that
read “I Have Issues.”
Hayward Police Department Sgt. Eric
Melendez said Thursday that the suspect,
described as a white or Hispanic male in his
20s, held up the US Bank branch on
Hesperian Boulevard just before 4 p.m.
Melendez says the man presented a note to
the bank teller that said he was armed and
intended to rob the bank.
No actual firearm was observed during the
crime, but the teller gave him the cash from
her drawer and the suspect immediately left.
The man is described as about 5’8” and
185 pounds.
In a photo released by Hayward Police
Department, the suspect is wearing a dark-
colored T-shirt with the words “I Have
Issues” on the front.
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FRESNO — Tens of thousands of spring-
run Chinook salmon are being released into
the San Joaquin River, marking a major
milestone in the federal plan to restore
native fish populations to the state’s sec-
ond-longest river.
The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service released 54,000
hatchery-produced salmon into the river
from a site near Fresno on Thursday. Though
environmentalists are celebrating the
release, federal water managers say the
state’s drought means not all of the fish will
return to spawn.
The San Joaquin River carried the conti-
nent’s southernmost Chinook salmon run
until the Friant Dam was built in 1942
above Fresno to capture its water for crops.
The restoration effort is the result of a
2006 legal settlement that ended a decades-
long legal tussle between farmers, environ-
mentalists and the federal government.
Salmon released for
state river restoration
One of the 100,000 tagged young chinook salmon is seen in a holding tank on a boat in the
Sacramento River in Rio Vista.
SACRAMENTO — California’s political
watchdog agency began considering Thursday
whether to fine two brothers for transferring
money between their campaigns while both
were running for state Assembly in 2008.
The California Fair Political Practices
Commission took the case under review after
hearing brief arguments.
Commissioners now have until May 14 to
consider whether to accept an administrative
law judge’s recommendation that Sen. Tom
Berryhill of Twain Harte and his brother, for-
mer Assemblyman Bill Berryhill of Ceres, be
fined for transferring $40,000 between their
legislative campaigns.
The brothers, both Republicans, deny vio-
lating campaign finance rules.
The mid-May deadline is because the com-
mission has a 100-day window to act on the
judge’s recommendations, commission
spokesman Jay Wierenga
“The commission can do
what they want to do at
this point,” he said.
Commissioners can
accept, reject or modify
the recommendation, or
take no action. If the com-
mission takes no action,
he said the judge’s recom-
mendations will take
effect automatically.
Administrative Law
Judge Jonathan Lew rec-
ommended a fine of up to
$35,000 for Tom Berryhill
and his campaign commit-
tee and up to $10,000 for
Bill Berryhill and his
Campaign agency considers
fines for two GOP brothers
Tom Berryhill
Bill Berryhill
By Sudhin Thanawala
SAN FRANCISCO — Workplace safety
officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area
commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday
over the deaths of two track workers who
were killed by a train the officials said was
operated by an inexperienced driver with
inadequate supervision.
The California Division of Occupational
Safety and Health said a high-ranking manag-
er who was supposed to be instructing the
driver of the fast-moving, four-car Bay Area
Rapid Transit train was not in the cab with the
trainee when the incident occurred on Oct. 19.
Because the manager was sitting with
other BART managers in a passenger area,
he “was not located in a position to closely
view the trainee’s actions and observe the
track” before the train hit Christopher
Sheppard, 58, and Laurence Daniels, 66,
Cal/OSHA said in citing the rail agency for
“willful serious safety violations.”
“Safety standards are designed to save
lives and they were not followed,” Acting
Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum said of the
trainer’s actions.
Sheppard, a BART engineer, and Daniels,
a rail consultant, were killed while BART
workers were on strike and regular passen-
ger service halted. The train that hit them
was on a maintenance and training run,
BARThas said.
BART fined for worker deaths
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NEW YORK — The government’s latest
report card on food poisoning shows a dip
in salmonella cases but an increase in ill-
nesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The
report counts cases in only 10 states for
some of the most common causes of food-
borne illness, but is believed to be a good
indicator of national food poisoning
trends. Highlights from Thursday’s report
from the Centers for Disease Control and
Salmonella remains at the top of the
chart, far ahead of most other foodborne
germs. Only campylobacter (camp-ee-loh-
bak-tur) — a bacteria commonly linked to
raw milk and poultry — comes close. Other
causes, listeria, shigella (shih-GEHL’-uh)
and E. coli, trail behind.
Overall, no. Last year, there were no sig-
nificant changes in most kinds of food poi-
soning, compared to the previous three
years. The new report tallied about 20,000
illnesses and 80 deaths in the 10 states,
similar to previous years. The CDC esti-
mates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick from
contaminated food each year, though most
cases are not reported.
Yes, for salmonella. The rate of new cases
dropped 9 percent — the biggest drop in
about a decade. But officials are cautious
about making too much of it, since it was
compared to a time period that included a
big outbreak linked to eggs in 2010. Last
year’s rate is similar to what it was about
five years ago. CDC officials hope new reg-
ulatory proposals, like one to prevent sal-
monella in chicken parts, will keep push-
ing rates down.
There was in increase in infections from
vibrio (VIB’-ree-oh) bacteria found in raw
shellfish, like oysters. Last year, cases
were up 32 percent from the previous three
years and 75 percent from about five years
ago. But the numbers remain very small —
only 242 of the 20,000 illnesses recorded
in the 10 states. Climate change is warming
coastal waters in some places, and that may
be helping spread some vibrio strains to
new locations, said Dr. Robert Tauxe, a CDC
food-germ expert. “The warmer the water,
the more vibrio,” he said. A strain tradi-
tionally found in the Pacific Northwest, is
now showing up along the East Coast.
Tauxe said it might have been spread
through water in ships’ ballast tanks.
Carefully wash and clean food, and cook
meat, poultry and eggs thoroughly. Avoid
raw milk and unpasteurized juices.
Promptly refrigerate leftovers. A govern-
ment report last year showed leafy greens
like lettuce and spinach were the leading
source of food poisoning, and produce in
general accounted for nearly half of all ill-
nesses. There were slightly more deaths
attributed to poultry than to vegetables in
the decade studied.
Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report
By Judy Lin
SACRAMENTO — Alate surge of sign-ups
pushed California’s health insurance
exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond
the original projections of the Obama admin-
istration, state officials announced Thursday.
Nearly 1.4 million Californians selected a
private policy through the state’s exchange
by Tuesday’s open enrollment extension, and
88 percent were eligible for subsidies to
reduce their monthly premiums. The
announcement came the same day President
Barack Obama said 8 million people across
the nation had signed up through exchanges,
1 million more than initially projected.
“That is a huge number,” said Covered
California Executive Director Peter Lee,
announcing state enrollment numbers.
“We’re proud that those Californians are part
of history, part of a new era where
Californians and Americans have health care
as a right and not a privilege.”
Among the questions going forward are
whether the newly purchased insurance poli-
cies will meet consumers’ expectations and
whether the mix of enrollees will be sufficient
to satisfy insurance companies that are par-
ticipating in the exchange.
Insurers said they needed strong sign-ups
from younger and healthier people to balance
out the older and sicker consumers who sign
up under the Affordable Care Act. Older people
generally need more health care services and
are more costly to insure.
Insurance industry experts say about 40
percent of enrollees should be between 18-
and 34-years-old to ensure plans balance
financially. The data released by Covered
California show that 29 percent of individual
enrollees were in that demographic, a group
that comprises about 25 percent of
California’s total population.
“We still need to work on getting more
young and healthy consumers in the
exchange to balance out the cost of insuring
older and less healthy consumers,” said state
Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, in a state-
ment Thursday. “Latinos are the youngest
and healthiest population in the state.?
Signing up more of them in the next enroll-
ment period is critical to keeping rates
Covered California extended open enroll-
ment for two weeks beyond the original
March 31 deadline because its computer sys-
tem and call centers could not handle the
crush of people rushing to sign up for health
coverage at the last minute.
California health care sign-ups exceed projections
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LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have dis-
covered what they say is the most Earth-like
planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world
that’s similar in size to our own and exists
in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too
hot and not too cold for life.
The find, announced Thursday, excited
planet hunters who have been scouring the
Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially
habitable places outside our solar system.
“This is the best case for a habitable plan-
et yet found. The results are absolutely rock
solid,” University of California, Berkeley
astronomer Geoff Marcy, who had no role in
the discovery, said in an email.
The planet was detected by NASA’s orbit-
ing Kepler telescope, which studies the
heavens for subtle changes in brightness
that indicate an orbiting planet is crossing
in front of a star. From those changes, sci-
entists can calculate a planet’s size and
make certain inferences about its makeup.
The newfound object, dubbed Kepler-
186f, circles a red dwarf star 500 light-years
from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. A
light-year is almost 6 trillion miles.
The planet is about 10 percent larger than
Earth and may very well have liquid water —
a key ingredient for life — on its surface,
scientists said. That is because it resides at
the outer edge of the habitable temperature
zone around its star — the sweet spot where
lakes, rivers or oceans can exist without
freezing solid or boiling away.
The find “is special because we already
know that a planet of this size and in the
habitable zone is capable of supporting life
as we know it,” lead researcher Elisa
Quintana of NASA’s Ames Research Center
said at a news conference.
The discovery was detailed in Friday’s
issue of the journal Science. It was based on
observations that were made before the
Kepler telescope was crippled by a mechan-
ical failure last year.
Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
By Julie Pace
WASHINGTON — The lawyer who argued
before the Supreme Court in favor of uphold-
ing California’s ban on gay marriage learned
while he was handling the case that one of
his children is gay and now is helping her
plan her wedding with another woman.
Attorney Charles Cooper says his view of
same-sex marriage is evolving after having
argued in court that gay unions could under-
mine marriages between a man and a woman.
The revelation is an unexpected foot-
note in the years-long debate over
Proposition 8, the California measure
struck down by the
Supreme Court last year.
It is also offers a
glimpse, through the
eyes of one family, of
the country’s rapidly
shi ft i ng opi ni ons of
gay marriage, with most
public polls now show-
ing majorities in favor
of allowing the unions.
Cooper learned that his stepdaughter
Ashley was gay as the Proposition 8 case
wound its way through appellate court,
according to a forthcoming book about the
lengthy legal battle.
Chelsea Clinton expecting first child
WASHINGTON — Chelsea Clinton says
she and her husband are expecting their first
child later this year.
The daughter of former President Bill
Clinton and former Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a
Clinton Foundation event in New York that
she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are
“very excited” to be having their first child
later this year.
The former first lady says she’s “really
excited” about becoming a grandmother and
it makes the work of empowering future gen-
erations even more
The 34-year-old vice
chairman of her family’s
foundation made the
announcement at the end
of an event on empower-
ing young women.
Chelsea Clinton said
last year in a magazine
interview that she hoped
2014 would be “the year of the baby. ”
Proposition 8 lawyer’s views
on gay marriage are evolving
Around the nation
Chelsea Clinton
Charles Cooper
Kepler-186f,the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone —
a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet’s surface, is seen
in a NASA artist’s concept.
Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Paul Larson
Thank you thank
you thank you.
This is what I hear
over and over, year
after year, from
families that we
serve. Either
verbally or in hand-written cards or letters
families say thank you: Thank for your
help; Thank you for all you have done to
make this process easier; Thank you for
making this final tribute to my mother one
which will be fondly remembered; Thank
you for your advice; Thank you for being
there for us at a time we needed you most;
Thank you for making it all easy for us;
Thank you for being a friend, etc. To hear
“Thank you” time and time again is a
confirmation for me that our Chapel of the
Highlands crew is doing their best to serve
families who’ve been through a death, in an
appropriate and professional manner, and
that we are doing the right thing in caring
for families during a difficult situation, in
turn making it more of a comfort for them.
Normally saying “You’re welcome” is
the correct response. You’re welcome, or
“You are welcome”, can be taken a number
of different ways. Generally it means you
are always a welcome guest. It can also be
taken as a blessing meaning you wish
wellness on the person who thanked you.
Wishing wellness or health to anyone is a
nice gesture. In recent years though we all
have witnessed the term “You’re welcome”
being substituted with “Thank you” back at
the person who is doing the thanking. This
is “OK”, but saying “You’re welcome” first
is taken as a hospitable and warm gesture.
Now that “Thank you” and “You’re
welcome” have been established, I would
like to say thank you back to the families we
serve: Thank you for supporting the Chapel
of the Highlands. Thank you for your
faithful patronage. Because of you we have
been able to continue with our high
standards and excellent level of service for
many years, since 1952. Thank you to those
families who we’ve helped so many times in
the past. Thank you to the new families
who’ve discovered that we offer them
respect and provide the dignified care that
their loved one deserves.
Your support, and the continued interest
from the community in our service, is what
keeps us going strong and available when
we are needed. Our costs have always been
considered fair, and the funds taken in for
our services are also very much appreciated.
Those Chapel of the Highlands funds along
with our support sifts back to the community
in different ways. Donations to local causes,
along with the donation of time through
membership in service organizations such as
Lions, I.C.F., Historical Society, Chamber
of Commerce, etc. is natural for us. Giving
back as a volunteer via these groups helps in
binding us with our neighbors, together
creating a better community for the future.
All in all there are many ways to say
“Thank you”. Doing so in a variety of ways
can create a circle of gratitude, in turn
making our community a better place.
If you ever wish to discuss cremation,
funeral matters or want to make pre-
planning arrangements please feel free to
call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF
THE HIGHLANDS in Millbrae at (650)
588-5116 and we will be happy to guide you
in a fair and helpful manner. For more info
you may also visit us on the internet at:
Creating A Circle Of Gratitude
By Saying Thank You
elmont is holding an Egg
Adventure Hunt full of boun-
cy houses, games and more for
children ages 3 through 10 to celebrate
Easter. The hunt begins 9 a.m. sharp
and runs through noon, Saturday, April
19 at Twi n Pi nes Park, 30 Twin Pines
Lane in Belmont. Participants should
bring their own baskets and camera and
keep their eyes open for the bunny!
The Port of Redwood Ci ty and
yacht and boating groups of the South
Bay mark opening day Saturday, May 3
with a decorated boat parade, blessing of
the fleet and other events highlighting
this year’s theme “South Bay
Magi c. ” The parade and blessing is 11
a.m. Saturday, best viewed from the
port’s waterfront access area and fishing
pier. Spectators will vote on their
favorite and can also enjoy band music,
purchase lunch and visit exhibits. For
more information visit www.southbay-
openingday. org/ 2014.
Get ready for the inaugural Stanford
in Redwood City speaker series. The free
evening includes a reception at court-
house square and a panel of speakers at
the Fox Theatre including Tara
VanDerveer, director of Stanford
Uni vers i t y women’s basketball, Te s l a
co-founder and Chi ef Techni cal
Off i cer JB Straubel and James
Tynan, who leads the community and
partnerships team at Khan Academy.
The event, the first in a multi-year series
offered by the city and Stanford
Graduate School of Busi ness
Executi ve Educati on, is 5:30 p.m. to
7 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at the Fox
Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City.
The Fost er City Park and
Recreati on Depart ment is calling for
entries to the 37t h Annual
Internati onal Wri t ers Cont est .
Prizes will be awarded in fiction, person-
al essay and poetry categories for works
submitted now through Sept. 12. First
prize in each category is $250 with sec-
ond place taking home $100. Winners
will have their names and pictures pub-
lished and are required to complete a W-9
form to claim their prize. The entry fee
is $10 per manuscript and can be sent to
the Foster City Park and Recreation
Department, C/O Foster City
International Writers Contest, 650 Shell
Blvd., Foster City. For more information
and to enter visit
www.fcwriterscontest.org .
Total tonnage at the Port of
Redwood Ci ty is up 18 percent over
the last fiscal year. More than 75 percent
of the tonnage the first three quarters
was important sand and aggregates from
British Columbia followed by exported
shredded scrap metal by Si ms Met al
Management, totaling 201,614 MT,
more than 16 percent of the total ton-
nage for this year-to-date.
The reporters’ notebook is a weekly collection
of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily
Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
By George Jahn
VIENNA — Iran has converted three quar-
ters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have
turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium
into less volatile forms and is well on the
way toward transforming the rest, the U.N.
atomic agency reported Thursday.
The development — agreed to by Iran
under a nuclear deal it struck late last year
with six world powers — leaves Tehran with
substantially less of the 20-percent
enriched uranium that it would need for a
nuclear warhead.
Iran denies any interest in atomic arms.
But it agreed to some nuclear concessions in
exchange for a partial lifting of sanctions
crippling its economy under the deal, which
took effect in January.
Uranium at 20 percent is only a technical
step away from weapons-grade material. By
the time the agreement was reached late last
year, Iran had amassed nearly 200 kilograms
(440 pounds). With further enrichment, that
would have yielded almost enough weapons-
grade uranium for one atomic weapon — a
threshold that Israel had vowed to prevent
Iran from reaching by any means possible.
Under the agreement, Iran agreed to stop
enriching to grades beyond 5 percent, the
level most commonly used to power reac-
tors. It also committed to neutralizing all its
20-percent stockpile — half by diluting to a
grade that is less proliferation-prone and
the rest by conversion to oxide used for
reactor fuel.
In line with information given to the
Associated Press by diplomats earlier this
week, the U.N.’s International Atomic
Energy Agency confirmed Thursday that Iran
had completed the dilution process.
The confidential IAEA report obtained by
the AP also said conversion was well under-
way, with over 50 kilograms (110 pounds)
of the 20-percent material rendered into
Iran has until July to fulfill all of its com-
mitments under the deal. But it has to show
progress in exchange for sanctions relief,
and it is eager to get its hand on the next
tranche of some $4.2 billion of oil revenue
funds that were frozen under international
sanctions meant to force it into nuclear
It already has received more than half of
that amount in exchange for step-by-step
implementation of the agreement and the
U.S. State Department announced Thursday
that — with the IAEA confirming that dilu-
tion was completed — another $450 mil-
lion installment was being released.
Up to now, “all sides have kept the com-
mitments” they signed on to, State
Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told
reporters in Washington.
The November deal between Iran and the
six — the United States, Russia, China,
Britain, France and Germany — is meant to
lead to a comprehensive deal placing long-
term caps on Iran’s enrichment program and
other atomic activities in exchange for full
sanctions relief. The two sides hope to reach
agreement by July but can extend negotia-
tions if both agree to do so.
Beyond its commitments to neutralize its
20-percent uranium stock, the IAEA report
said that Iran also was complying with other
obligations under the six-month interim
plan, which restricts Tehran from expanding
any activities that could be turned toward
making a nuclear weapon.
U.N. says Iran cuts stockpile
closest to nuke-arms grade
Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Letters to the editor
Las Vegas Review-Journal
n the afternoon of April 1,
President Barack Obama pulled out
the pom-poms and assumed the
role of cheer captain at the White House
Rose Garden to celebrate the great
Obamacare victory. The Affordable Care Act
had reached its purported goal of 7 million
sign-ups, and by the March 31 deadline, no
Not 7 million paid consumers. Not 7 mil-
lion who were previously uninsured, which
we were told was the primary objective of
the law. Just 7 million people who at least
chose a plan via healthcare.gov or the state
It was fitting that this pep rally was held
on April Fools’ Day.
The Obama administration continues to
demonstrate an extreme lack of transparen-
cy on the president’s signature legislation,
particularly with regard to paid enrollment
and the number of sign-ups who were previ-
ously uninsured.
The sad truth about Obamacare: It largely
has resulted in a churning of the insured.
The law forced the cancellation of coverage
for millions of people, who were then
forced to buy a new, more expensive,
Obamacare-compliant policy. An extensive
study released Tuesday by Rand Corp. backs
that up, estimating that only about one-
third of exchange sign-ups were previously
The Rand study also estimates that,
through March 28, 3.9 million people were
covered through the federal and state
Obamacare exchanges. That’s not exactly
7.1 million. Granted, the study doesn’t
include a deadline surge of enrollees, but if
it took from Oct. 1 until March 28 to get
3.9 million sign-ups, it stands to reason
that there is no way an additional 3.2 mil-
lion signed up between March 28 and
March 31.
As for paid enrollees, Forbes.com’s Avi k
Roy used the Rand study and a report last
month from management consulting firm
McKinsey to determine that 76 percent of
those who have paid their first month’s
premium were previously insured, while
just 24 percent were previously uninsured.
Aseparate Forbes report estimates that 15
to 20 percent of enrollees haven’t paid. It’s
safe to assume that many Americans who
visited an exchange and selected a plan left
it in their online shopping cart with no
intention of ever purchasing it because the
premiums, deductibles and other out-of-
pocket costs were astronomical.
This was not what was promised. As Roy
rightly notes, the Congressional Budget
Office, in its original estimates, predicted
that the vast majority of those eligible for
subsidies on the exchanges would be previ-
ously uninsured individuals. Instead, the
vast majority are previously insured peo-
ple. The only notable achievement of
Obamacare thus far is the expansion of
Medicaid (5.9 million added, per Rand),
which could have been accomplished with-
out the law.
For Americans who had become uninsur-
able because of disease or a debilitating
condition, Obamacare is working. Now
they can get health insurance at a reason-
able price. But Congress could have helped
these people obtain coverage without ruin-
ing health care for everybody else.
Yet the celebration goes on. With the
dubious sign-up goal of 7 million reached,
President Obama immediately latched onto
the idea that vindication is here, debate is
over and repeal is unworthy. The reality is
that the Obama administration has made
health insurance dramatically more expen-
sive while reducing choice and not substan-
tially reducing the number of uninsured.
That’s worth repeal right there. No fooling.
Burlingame Avenue
Avery short walk down Burlingame
Avenue is all it takes for one to wonder
who is in charge of upkeep and beautifica-
tion of our most important city project.
As Mike Reitsma noted in a prior letter,
and many friends of mine concur, the
recently planted zelkova trees are truly
unattractive. Most of the other plants in
pots and along the street are simply
unimaginative. One question that comes
to mind is if you are going to spend more
than $16 million for a finely designed
street, why not take advantage to provide
beautiful, even spectacular landscaping,
which could be one of the least expensive
and potentially eye-catching parts of the
whole project? Besides, California weath-
er is outstanding and permits an extraordi-
nary variety of beautiful and colorful veg-
etation. I agree it will be much better to
correct this mistake now than later as eye-
sores do not easily go away.
Secondly, it is sad to see the lack of
cleanliness of the avenue even in its pre-
inaugural stage. Unfortunately, the light
coloring of the tiles makes the grime, cof-
fee splashes, cigarette butts, skid marks
and occasional graffiti even more appar-
ent. It is not clear who is in charge of
keeping Burlingame Avenue clean. If it is
the shopkeepers, then the city needs to
start asking for compliance. If the city is
going to be responsible then there needs
to be some appropriate planning, rule set-
ting, enforcement and accountability. And
we should not forget that it behooves all
the citizens to be a bit more careful and
considerate in keeping what we are all
paying for in an attractive condition.
Andrew Wallace
Response to letter ‘Ignore this art’
I’m astonished by the petty, snide com-
ments of letter writer Mr. Emanuel, about
the way San Carlans treat the exuberant,
“stick-figure” sculpture in the mini park
on Laurel Street in the April 14 edition of
the Daily Journal! Saying “[T]his artwork
has been constantly disrespected ...
trashed by the public,” I’d guess he does-
n’t “get” that dressing the delightfully
light-hearted figure in Giants’ and Niners’
T-shirts, flying balloons to celebrate a
team’s accomplishments, dressing it for
graduation, leaving personal notes and
hanging a pinata for Chinese New Year
simply enhance the city’s embrace of the
It isn’t boring, dull, controversial or
ugly; it’s simply fun. The sculpture — and
decorating the sculpture — expresses a
charming attitude, a personality, that is a
part of San Carlos, not found in any other
city on the Peninsula. I applaud the Parks
and Recreation Department for allowing
the sculpture to be so thoughtfully and
charmingly adorned.
Shon B. Miller
San Carlos
In support of art
Dorothy Dimitre’s great column, “Lest
we forget” (in the April 16 edition of the
Daily Journal), reminds me of the specula-
tion in the aftermath of World War II: that
history may have taken a different and far
less destructive course if only Hitler had
been a more successful artist, and some-
one kind enough to buy his paintings.
Now, if only George W. Bush had taken
up painting earlier in life! With so many
Republicans ready to buy anything the
Bushes cooked up, he might have made a
killing in the art world instead.
Jorg Aadahl
San Mateo
Obamacare’s true numbers a revealing failure
Other voices
Unsung hero
n 2009, Justin Raisner became the
Carlmont High School journalism
advisor. No big deal right? Aside from
the fact that there was no real journalism
program at the school and his arrival came
after the school’s newspaper was suspended
by the administration for inappropriate con-
Before then, the jour-
nalism program was not
a class, but rather a club
and its interested and
enthusiastic writers and
editors had to make do
without faculty advise-
ment. Their goals were
good, but they were stu-
dents and, after an article
was printed that was
questionable in content, the newspaper was
suspended. The San Francisco Peninsula
Press Club, a coalition of media profession-
als, got involved and its board, of which I
am a member, questioned why the school
was without a newspaper advisor in the first
place. Pat Gemma, then superintendent of
the Sequoia Union High School District,
made the commitment to provide the financ-
ing for an advisor to solidify the program
into a class.
Five years after Raisner’s arrival, the
Carlmont High School journalism program
was recognized with a Pacemaker Award by
the National Scholastic Press Association
during the Spring 2014 National High
School Journalism Convention in San
Diego. The award was for the program’s
website Scot Scoop News, which is written
by students of all grade levels while the
upper classes focus on print. Scot Scoop
News started in 2010 and proves that keep-
ing up with technology is an important
aspect of journalism. Most student publica-
tions have a Web component that, while
unthinkable 20 years ago, provides another
set of challenges in the classroom when
posting immediate news. But Scot Scoop
News is obviously doing it well enough to
be recognized nationally and while the cred-
it should go to the students, it wouldn’t be
able to without the district’s commitment to
an advisor and the hard work that advisor
puts in every day.
Journalism advisors often work behind
the scenes and without credit, but it’s not
easy work. There is youth and energy to cor-
ral, controversies with which to contend and
politics between faculty and administration.
The best advisors set the foundation of
responsibility, communication and respect
and allow students to find where their cre-
ativity takes them.
So credit should go to Raisner for taking a
moribund program, injecting it with his
own passion and directing the energy in the
right place. The rewards may come in the
form of recognition and awards, but they
also come in witnessing those aha moments
in young minds when they achieve some-
thing new and exciting through proper guid-
People may say that journalism is a dying
industry, but it’s not. And to be honest, I’m
sick of hearing it from people who don’t see
what amazing things are coming out from
this next generation. There has never been
more interest in the field, but that field is
rapidly changing through advances in tech-
nology. There is now the ability to tell new
stories in entirely new ways. And that’s a
good thing.
As many of our schools move toward
project-based learning, I highly recommend
throwing journalism into that mix. Where
else can students practice teamwork and
problem-solving while also learning to
write effectively, make a point and design a
presentation that will make people want to
read more? Journalism teaches the impor-
tance of community, compassion, creativity
and collaboration. It also needs people like
Raisner at the academic level to harness
youthful energy and ideas into something
with which the entire community can be
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Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 16,408.54 -16.31 10-Yr Bond 2.72 +0.08
Nasdaq 4,095.52 +9.29 Oil (per barrel) 104.49
S&P 500 1,864.85 +2.54 Gold 1,295.30
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Western Union Co., down 80 cents to $15.25
Wal-Mart announced a new money transfer service catering to its low-
income customers, a huge threat to the money transfer chain.
Barnes & Noble Inc., down $2.23 to $16.37
Chairman Leonard Riggio sold another sizeable chunk of shares in the
bookseller, lowering his total stake to about 20 percent.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., down $32.79 to $519.61
The Mexican food chain said that it will raise prices for the first time in
three years.
IBM Corp., down $6.39 to $190.01
The technology company posted its worst quarterly revenue numbers
in five years as overall hardware sales continue to slide.
Morgan Stanley, up 87 cents to $30.76
Trading,mergers and acquisitions helped drive first-quarter profits up 18
percent at the investment bank.
Mattel Inc., down 41 cents to $37.47
The toy maker posted a surprise quarterly loss with Barbie looking like
a wallflower on store shelves.
SanDisk Corp., up $7.14 to $82.99
The flash-memory maker blew away Wall Street expectations for the
first quarter on strong sales of solid-state drive sales.
Travelzoo Inc., down $1.77 to $17.35
Profit and sales fell at the Internet media company as slowing business
in North America overshadowed positive results in Europe.
Big movers
By Alex Veiga
Corporate earnings pushed U.S.
stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but
it wasn’t an easy ride up.
The stock market appeared set in the
morning for its fourth consecutive
positive open, but immediately turned
negative as investors sold shares in
Google and IBM. The market heavy-
weights reported disappointing earn-
ings late Wednesday. Earnings from
toy maker Mattel and insurer
UnitedHealth also dragged down
But by midmorning, the market
started to push higher as traders
cheered upbeat results from Morgan
Stanley, General Electric and PepsiCo.
“We were expecting this earnings
season to be pretty volatile, and it’s
proven to be true so far, in that we’re
seeing some differences in the
results,” said Paul Mangus, head of
equity research and strategy for Wells
Fargo Private Bank.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index
rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to
close at 1,864.85. Seven of the 10
industry sectors in the S&P 500
gained, led by energy stocks. The
Nasdaq added nine points, or 0.2 per-
cent, to finish at 4,095.52. The Dow
Jones industrial average, however, fell
16 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at
16,408.54, hurt by the big drop in
U.S. stock markets will be closed in
observance of Good Friday.
Bond prices fell, pushing up the
yield on the 10-year Treasury note to
2.72 percent from 2.63 percent late
After selling off Internet and
biotechnology companies last week
on concerns the stocks were overval-
ued, investors turned their attention
this week to how companies’ business-
es are performing. Investors have low-
ered their expectations for earnings
following severe cold in much of the
country this winter. That harsh weath-
er weighed on everything from auto
and home sales to hiring.
Investors are now eager to hear what
CEOs have to say about business
prospects going ahead.
Thursday’s trading reflected buying
and selling on earnings news, rather
than a broader market theme taking
hold, Mangus said.
“Going into this quarter, expecta-
tions are low, so if you disappoint on
low expectations you’re likely to be
penalized,” he said. “However, they
also present the opportunity for some
significant beats because the estimates
are that low. ”
Among companies whose earnings
pleasantly surprised investors was
General Electric, which described the
economic situation as “positive” and
said its industrial division was doing
well. Another positive signal came
from PepsiCo, which reported a higher
profit after slashing costs and selling
more snacks.
GE gained 44 cents, or 1.7 percent,
to close at $26.56, while PepsiCo
added 78 cents, or about 1 percent, to
finish at $85.55.
IBM, meanwhile, struggled with a
decline in its hardware business in the
latest quarter. Its stock slid $6.39, or
3.3 percent, to $190.01.
UnitedHealth Group said its income
slid 8 percent in the first quarter as fees
and funding cuts from the health care
overhaul dented its performance.
UnitedHealth fell $2.41, or 3.1 per-
cent, to $75.78.
Despite the big-name decliners, the
latest wave of quarterly results has
been mostly positive, said John Fox,
director of research at Fenimore Asset
“The overall read across five or 10 or
15 earnings reports is positive,” Fox
said, noting that many companies
have reaffirmed their earnings fore-
casts for the year. “The fundamental
underpinnings are good, and I’m not
hearing anything from management
that changes that.”
Market ends higher as earnings pour in
By Bree Fowler
WASHINGTON — Secret Service investi-
gators say they are close to gaining a full
understanding of the methods hackers used
to breach Target’s computer systems last
But the agency says it could take years to
identify the criminals who stole some 40
million debit and credit card numbers of
Target shoppers and other personal infor-
mation from as many as 70 million people
in the pre-Christmas breach.
And it may take even longer to bring
the offenders to justice. The federal inves-
tigation is complicated by the interna-
tional nature of high-profile digital
heists. The perpetrators are likely located
overseas, which makes extradition and
prosecution difficult. As a result, the
Secret Service is focused on monitoring
the online activities of its suspects, in
hopes that they’ll be able to arrest them
at an opportune moment, says Ari
Baranoff, an assistant special agent in
charge with the Secret Service’s criminal
investigative division.
“We take a lot of pride in having a lot of
patience,” Baranoff said during a rare sit-
down interview with the Associated Press
at the agency’s headquarters in
Washington. “There are individuals we’ve
apprehended that we’ve known about for
10 years and we’re very comfortable indict-
ing these individuals, sitting back and
waiting patiently until the opportunity
arrives that we can apprehend them.”
Target says it can’t yet estimate what the
breach will cost the company, but some
analysts put it at close to half a billion
dollars. The total cost of the breach —
which also would include losses incurred
by banks, consumers and others— could
easily reach into the billions of dollars.
Target, which is in the midst of its
own investigation, has said very little
about how the breach happened, except
that it believes the thieves gained entry
to its systems by infiltrating comput-
ers owned by one of i t s vendors,
thought to be a Pittsburgh-area heating
and refrigeration business.
Baranoff couldn’t speak specifically
about the federal investigation into the
Target breach, since the case is ongoing,
but he talked candidly about the growing
threat of large-scale, financially motivated
cybercrimes and the Secret Service’s
efforts to stop them.
Behind every major breach, there’s usu-
ally a team of highly specialized cyber-
criminals who mainly know each other
through online nicknames and reputa-
tions. Most aren’t motivated by politics,
just greed, Baranoff says.
If the hackers do invest in anything, it’s
their own operations. An increasing num-
ber are building their own server farms,
sometimes leasing space to other crimi-
nals, making it harder for law enforcement
to track them down.
Further complicating matters, Baranoff
says the vast majority of high-level cyber-
criminals tend to be Russian speakers
based in former Soviet and Eastern
European countries, which largely puts
them out of the reach of U.S. authorities.
Cyber cops: Target hackers
may take years to uncover
By Barbara Ortutay
NEW YORK — Facebook users in the
U.S. will soon be able to see which of
their friends are in close proximity using a
new feature the company is launching on
Called “Nearby Friends,” the optional
tool will only be available to people who
choose to turn it on. The feature uses your
smartphone’s GPS system to tell your
Facebook friends you are nearby — pro-
vided they have the feature turned on.
Rather than share your exact location, it
will only show that you are nearby, say,
within half a mile.
If you like, you can manually share a
more precise location with a specific
friend you’d like to meet up with. Friends
can see where you’re located in a particular
park, airport or city block. By default,
your exact location will only be shared for
an hour, although you can change this.
The Nearby Friends feature will be turned
off by default, so people shouldn’t expect
to broadcast their location unknowingly
to their Facebook friends and acquaintanc-
es. It also won’t be available to users under
18, said Andrea Vaccari, product manager
at Facebook who has been working on
Nearby Friends for the past two years. He
says the tool “makes it easy to join your
friends in the real world.” If you want to.
The feature has a lot of built-in precau-
tions. Facebook, whose motto has long
been “move fast and break things,” is try-
ing a different approach with Nearby
Friends as it tries to avoid privacy fiascos
that often bubble up when it makes changes
to its service. The new motto, “ship love,”
is evident in the deliberate, cautious rollout
of Nearby Friends, says Jules Polonetsky,
director of the Future of Privacy Forum, an
industry-backed think tank in Washington
who’s advised Facebook on privacy issues
— including the latest feature.
He thinks Facebook is showing “a deep-
er appreciation that with a billion users,
any change needs to be implemented in a
way that doesn’t surprise the audience.”
Especially when it comes to privacy, espe-
cially when it comes to location-sharing.
“Once you start bringing this to a mass
audience, you need to be cautious,”
Polonetsky said. “So inadvertent over-
sharing is not possible.”
Of course, all the safeguards and slow
rollout mean that most users won’t have
the feature available right away on
Thursday but rather in the coming weeks
and months. Initially it will go to people
who are likely to appreciate it, Vaccari
says, such as people who have “checked
in” to various restaurants, bars or other
locations using Facebook.
Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
Wal-Mart jumps into
the money transfer biz, loudly
NEWYORK — Wal-Mart is delving deep-
er into financial services at its stores and
shaking up the money transfer business.
The world’s largest retailer introduced a
new money transfer service Thursday that it
says will cut fees for its low-income cus-
tomers by up to 50 percent compared with
similar services elsewhere. The Walmart-2-
Walmart service is being rolled out in part-
nership with Ria Money Transfer, a sub-
sidiary of Euronet Worldwide Inc.
Shares of MoneyGram and Western Union
plunged almost immediately Thursday after
the announcement.
The service, which will be available start-
ing April 24, allows its customers to trans-
fer up to $900 to and from more than 4,000
Wal-Mart stores in the U.S.
It’s a huge footprint that could reshape
that industry and is likely to set off a pric-
ing battle.
Customers can transfer up to $50 for a
$4.50 service fee and up to $900 for $9.50.
Comparable services elsewhere cost up to
$70 when transferring less than $1,000,
according to Wal-Mart.
Western Union on its website puts the
price of transferring $900 in New York
between $20, if using a bank account, to
$85 if using a credit or debit card.
Weak Barbie sales
weigh on Mattel 1Q
EL SEGUNDO — Toy maker Mattel says
weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear
out excess inventory left over from a slug-
gish holiday season led to an unexpected
first-quarter loss.
Its shares fell almost 5 percent in premar-
ket trading.
Toy makers are facing a weak environ-
ment globally due to the uncertain economy
and popularity of electronic gadgets. The
first quarter is the seasonally smallest for
toy makers, coming after the key holiday
quarter which can account for up to 40 per-
cent of revenue.
In addition, Mattel Inc. has been strug-
gling with weakness in core brands like
Barbie, which had a 14 percent drop in
sales, and Fisher-Price, down 6 percent.
“Revenues were consistent with our
expectations as we worked through inven-
tories in a challenging global retail envi-
ronment,” said CEO Bryan G. Stockton.
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Friday • April 18, 2014
By Josh Dubow
SAN JOSE — Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres
both scored in their first game together as
teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped
on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los
Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their
playoff opener Thursday night.
Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Marc-
Edouard Vlasic also scored for the Sharks,
who managed just 10 goals against Quick in
losing a seven-game series to Los Angeles
in the second round last year. Antti Niemi
made 31 saves.
Quick allowed three goals in the first peri-
od for the first time in his playoff career,
including two in the final minute as the
Kings were completely outclassed.
Game 2 is Sunday in San Jose.
Quick was replaced by Martin Jones after
allowing five goals on 28 shots in two peri-
ods and only watched as the Kings showed
life in the third period with goals from Jake
Muzzin, Slava Voynov and Trevor Lewis.
But Brent Burns sealed it with an empty-net
goal as the home team won for the 17th time
in the past 18 meetings between these teams.
The Sharks were the healthiest they have
been all season with Torres back after miss-
ing all but five games in the regular season
and Hertl playing for just the third time since
Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown injured
him with an illegal knee-on-knee hit on Dec.
19 in a play that still riles the Sharks.
They got payback in the best way possi-
ble with a dominating victory that showed
off their much-improved depth when they
are healthy. They got goals from all four
lines and their defense to beat the Kings by
more than one in their most lopsided win
over the Kings since Nov. 7, 2011.
The game had even added meaning for Hertl
and Torres. Hertl talked before the series of
his dislike for the Kings and said this series
would be personal because of the injury.
Torres was suspended for the final six
games of last year’s series for a hit to the
head of Jarret Stoll in a punishment the
Sharks and Torres felt was unjust.
Sharks go large to down Kings in Game 1
By Terry Bernal
Good luck to opposing hitters when Matt
Blais gets on a roll. And right now, the Serra
right-hander is on quite a roll.
Locking up with Terra Nova left-hander
Jared Milch, Blais led the Padres to a 6-0
win over Terra Nova Wednesday in San
Mateo, needing just 92 pitches to fire a com-
plete-game shutout. It was Blais’ fourth con-
secutive complete-game of the season.
With the win, Blais improves to 6-2.
Milch surrendered two runs over five
innings of work to take the loss. The
sophomore’s record falls to 3-3.
Despite striking out eight, Blais was keen
to rely on his defense by pitching to con-
“That’s the way, for me, to try to stay in
the game longer is just pitch to contact, use
your defense,” Blais said. “Today we had
some good plays … so, a lot of help from
the guys in the field and then for the strike-
outs just made my pitches.”
The Padres defense responded with some
outstanding play, including what was
arguable the play of the year on an all-out
diving gem from shortstop Calvin Riley.
Riley made the dazzling play to end the
third inning. The junior ranged far to his
right on a bolt off the bat of Terra Nova
cleanup hitter Ray Falk. With a fully extend-
ed dive to his backhand, Riley nabbed the
liner, popped to his feet and made a one-hop
throw to first which first baseman Patrick
O’Regan scooped out of the dirt to complete
the Wizard of Oz-esque gem.
“I think [Riley] was completely off the
ground when he caught it,” Blais said. “He
popped up and made a good throw to first. It
was good. It was a big momentum swing for
The Serra offense responded by breaking a
scoreless tie in the bottom of the third.
Nolan Dempsey sparked the rally with a
line-drive single to center. With one out,
Angelo Bortolin executed a hit-and-run by
shooting a single to right, moving
Dempsey to third. Neil Sterling followed
Blais on fire for Serra
By Antonio Gonzalez
OAKLAND — Forget the Showtime
Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past
There’s a flashy brand of basketball being
played by a new pair of rising California
rivals. The alley-oops in Lob City, the deep
3-pointers by the Splash Brothers and the
overall bitterness between the Los Angeles
Clippers and Golden State Warriors should
make for one of the most
entertaining matchups in
the first round of the NBA
“As far as a series, it’s a
10,” said former New
York Knicks coach Jeff
Van Gundy, who will have
a front row seat on the
ABC broadcasting team
for Game 1 in Los
Angeles on Saturday.
Whether the high-
octane style and 3-point
prowess both teams play
with can carry either to a
championship — this
year or in the future —
remains to be seen.
Those Kings teams,
dubbed “The Greatest
Show on Court” on a
2001 Sports Illustrated
cover, never even made the NBA Finals.
Neither did the high-scoring Phoenix Suns
with two-time MVPSteve Nash at the point.
The “Run TMC” Warriors under the direction
of Don Nelson never reached the conference
In an age where the pace typically slows
down in the playoffs and offenses get
bunched in half-court sets, the Clippers and
Warriors are trying to speed it up and spread
it out.
Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV
By Nathan Mollat
Burlingame softball coach Doug
McKeever figured his team would experience
some growing pains this season, with seven
sophomores and a freshman starting.
Capuchino, meanwhile, has struggled to
score runs this season, but has managed to
win more than it has lost.
Both teams lived up to their reputations
when they hooked up in Burlingame
Thursday. Capuchino scored an unearned run
in the top of the first inning and nursed that
lead to the top of the seventh when the
Mustangs finally got some breathing room,
scoring three times on their way to a 4-0
Capuchino (4-3 PAL Bay, 11-9 overall)
scored its runs on just five hits, which has
been a recurring theme this season for the
Mustangs. In fact, Burlingame starting
pitcher Raine Armanino was working on a
no-hitter through four innings — despite
trailing 1-0 — before Cap’s Miki Solorzano
broke it with a bloop single to right to lead
off the fifth inning. All five of the Mustangs
hits came in the final three innings.
“We do a lot with a little. I can’t figure it
out, but it’s killing me,” said Capuchino
coach Todd Grammatico. “We’ve done that a
lot this year. ”
Burlingame (0-6, 4-12) had its chances,
but the Panthers were 0 for 6 with runners in
scoring position, twice loading the bases,
but came up empty each time.
“We’re just so young,” said Burlingame
coach Doug McKeever. “You see it in at-
bats, when [the situation] gets a little
tighter. That’s part of being young.”
Credit Capuchino pitcher Rafiella Dade for
shut out
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Serra’s Matt Blais fires the final pitch of a five-hit shutout in a 6-0 win over Terra Nova.
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Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Mercy-Burlingame 14, Mercy-SF 0
Mercy-Burlingame pitcher Alexis Luciano
pitched a perfect game as the Crusaders
crushed the Skippers in San Francisco
Wednesday afternoon.
Luciano, a freshman, retired 15 batters in
a row as the game was called after five
innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
With Luciano taking care of business in
the circle, her teammates made her job a lot
easier with a big day at the plate. Sabrina
Miller had three hits, including a triple, and
drove in five runs. Erin Dougherty added a
pair of doubles and scored twice, while
Deidre Bonitz added two hits and two runs
scored. Kesaia Langi and Katie Cecil also
finished with a pair of hits each.
Mitty 5, Notre Dame-Belmont 1
The Tigers hung with the Monarchs, but
could not pull out the win.
Mitty led 5-0 before Notre Dame (6-3
WCAL, 14-6 overall) scored its run in the
top of the seventh inning.
Pitcher Lindsay Mifsud did not pitch poor-
l y, but took the loss nonetheless, allowing
five runs on seven hits.
Boys’ tennis
Burlingame 6, Mills 1
The Panthers dealt a serious blow to the
Vikings’ playoff chances with a convincing
win Thursday.
Normally one of the top teams in the
league, the victory was just the second of
the year in PAL Bay Division play for the
Panthers. With two matches left in the regu-
lar season, fifth-place Mills needs to
leapfrog fourth-place Woodside to secure a
spot in the four-team PAL playoff to deter-
mine the league’s second automatic qualifier
into the Central Coast Section tournament.
Burlingame singles players Scott Taggart
and Matt Miller, along with doubles teams
Wilson Yu and Akhil Patel, and Alec
Bocarius and Peter Mueller, all won in
straight sets, which was enough to secure
the team victory for Burlingame (3-9 PAL
Bay, 4-9 overall). Bryan Anderson and
Michael Resnick both needed three set to
get wins as well for Burlingame.
The No. 1 doubles team of Mark Hattari
and Alex Ma pulled out the only win for
Mills (4-8), needing three sets to accom-
plish it.
Aragon 7, Hillsdale 0
The Dons stayed in contention for the top
seed in the PAL playoffs with an easy win
over the Knights Thursday.
The win moved Aragon (8-3 PALBay) into
a tie with Carlmont for second place in the
PAL Bay Division standings. The second-,
third- and fourth-place finishers from the
Bay, along with the Ocean Division cham-
pion, qualify for the post-season tourna-
ment. Menlo-Atherton will win the Bay
Division title and get an automatic bid into
the CCS tournament, barring a collapse
over the final two weeks of the regular sea-
Six of Aragon’s seven wins Thursday came
in straight sets. Devon Hughes and
Jonathon Liu both only lost one game at
No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively, while
No. 2 and No. 4 singles players Isaac Wang
and Mathew Fowler dropped only two
Kelvin Yang and Raayan Mohtashemi, at
No. 2 doubles, won 6-1, 6-2, while the No.
3 doubles team of Fabio Gallardo and
William Miyahira won 6-2, 6-3.
The best match of the day came at No. 1
doubles when Travis Kwee and Landers
Ngrichemat rallied from a set down to win in
three sets — including a second-set
South City 5, Crystal Springs 1
The Warriors stayed unbeaten in PAL Lake
Division with a win over the Gryphons at
Sea Cloud Park in Foster City Thursday.
Jesus Jimenez pitched a complete game in
picking up the victory for South City (9-0
PAL Lake, 12-9 overall). He allowed one run
on six hits, with four strikeouts against just
one walk.
Mauricio Babutas drove the Warriors
offense, driving in three runs. Carlos Solis
and Tyler Keahi each had an RBI for South
City as well.
Menlo School 16, Olympian 2
The Knights cruised to a consolation-
bracket victory in the San Diego Lions Club
Tournament Thursday afternoon in a game
that was limited to five innings because of
the 10-run mercy rule.
Junior Garrett Matsuda and sophomore
Antonio Lopez combined to throw a five-
hitter for Menlo (13-6), with Lopez earning
the victory to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Olympian took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of
the first inning, but Menlo came back with
three in the top of the second. The Knights
added one more in the third before breaking
the game open with five runs in the fourth
and seven more in the fifth.
Maclan Badger paced the Knights’ offense
with three RBIs. Graham Stratford added
three hits for Menlo as well.
Carlmont 7, Edison 4
The Scots finished up the 45th annual
Fresno Easter Classic tournament with a win
over Edison Wednesday.
Aaron Albaum kept his hot hitting going
with a home run in the bottom of the first
inning and later added a double. Albaum fin-
ished the four-game tournament with a .625
batting average, coming up with 10 hits in
16 at-bats.
Matt Seubert also had a big day at the
plate, belting a pair of doubles and driving
in a run. Alex Smith provided some insur-
ance with a two-run knock in a three-run
fifth for Carlmont (10-9-1).
Joe Pratt picked up the win on the mound,
working six innings. Spencer Stewart
worked a 1-2-3 seventh to earn the save.
Boys’ golf
South City 259, Mills 268
The Warriors won their second match in as
many days, topping the Vikings at Green
Hills Country Club Thursday afternoon.
Like he has done all season, Christian
Poon led South City with a 6-over 42 on the
par-36 course. Kevin Kirksey and Josh
Troche finished with a 46 and 49, giving the
Warriors three golfers who shot rounds
under 50.
Matt Yoo led Mills with a 46, one shot
better than teammate Dominic Levin’s 47.
South City 275, El Camino 318
The Warriors retained the “Honor Cup,”
the perpetual trophy awarded to the winner
of this matchup between rivals at Sharp Park
Golf Course in Pacifica Wednesday.
Both team struggled over the nine-hole,
par-36 course, with South City’s Christian
Poon earning low-medalist honors with the
only score under 50. Poon finished with a
47. Kevin Kirksey came in with a 52, while
teammate Josh Troche was a shot behind at
53. Cameron Amores finished with a 55 for
the Warriors.
El Camino was led by Conner Falvey, who
finished with a 54. Laurence Leung shot a 57
and Demetrius Sarcos fired a 58 for the
San Mateo swept Jefferson Thursday after-
noon, with the Lady Bearcats improving to
7-0 in PAL Ocean Division meets and the
boys picking up their first win of the league
Girls’ lacrosse
Sacred Heart Prep 20, Palo Alto 15
Ally Mayle continued her hot play for the
Gators, scoring seven goals in a non-league
win over the Spartans Wednesday.
Libby Muir and Caroline Cummings each
scored five goals for SHP (10-4 overall),
while Cameron Gordon added a pair of
scores. Brigid White rounded out the scoring
with a goal.
Local sports roundup
San Jose Giants’ Military
Day a heartfelt success
Joseph Coggins, a SanMateo resident,was part of a baseball card set given out by the SanJose
Giants to honor veterans. Coggins, who fought in World War II,was one of the first troops to
enter Germany with the 1st Infantry Division. He also received a Bronze Star. Coggins is a
longtime SanFrancisco Giants fan and has seen them play in both New York and SanFrancisco.
By Terry Bernal
The San Jose Giants honored Bay Area vet-
erans of World War II and the Korean War
with Salute to the Military Day Sunday at
Municipal Stadium.
Thirty-five veterans were honored with a
special-edition set of baseball cards, with a
card complete with photographs and bios for
each of them. The Giants received over 100
nominations for potential honorees through
their website. The number of honorees was
originally supposed to be 25, but there were
so many inspiring submissions, the number
was increased to 36.
San Jose Chief Marketing Officer Juliana
Paoli organized the event, and said seeing
the looks on the faces and the tears in the
eyes of the veterans and their family mem-
bers in attendance are the reason she got into
the business.
“There were so many World War II veterans
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with an RBI single to left. Then with two outs,
Felix Aberouette reached on an infield error to
score Bortolin, giving Serra a 2-0 lead.
With Serra’s regular shortstop Sean Watkins
relegated to designated hitter due to an injured
bicep, Riley was penciled into the lineup for
just his fourth start of the year. In addition to
his third-inning gem, Riley teamed with sec-
ond baseman Dempsey in the sixth to again
rob Falk. This time it was a sweet corral-job
by Dempsey to nab a hot smash. The senior
fed Riley for a 4-6-3 twin killing.
It was a key play as Serra led just 2-0 at the
time. But in the bottom of the frame, the
Padres went large with a four-run outburst to
give Blais plenty of breathing room.
Facing Tigers’ reliever Falk, Chris
Papapietro smoked a leadoff double into the
left-field corner. Dempsey bunted Papapietro
to third. Then things got a little weird. With
the Terra Nova infield drawn in, Watkins hit a
chopper to shortstop Anthony Gordon. The
junior threw a strike to the plate to catch
Papapietro in a rundown. Catcher Jeff
Hendricks couldn’t complete the pickle
though, as an errant throw to third sailed
down the left-field line to score not only
Papapietro, but allowed Watkins to motor all
the way around to plate on a three-base error,
giving Serra a 4-0 lead.
But Serra didn’t stop there. After a walk to
Sterling, James Outman took a 3-2 offering
and crushed it to right field for a two-run
home run, the junior’s second of the year.
“Our coach told us to get a good pitch to
hit … and just capitalize when you can and
for the most part we were able to do that,”
Outman said.
Blais did the rest, ending the game with
two consecutive strikeouts.
The loss is Terra Nova’s third straight in non-
league play. The Tigers (10-8 overall) knew
they were going to have their hands full with
their first matchup against a West Catholic
Athletic League opponent this season.
“It was really tough. [Blais] is a D-I guy, ”
Milch said. “I just tried to hit my spots and
keep the ball low because they’ve got great
hitters over there.”
The good news for Terra Nova is the return
of Gordon to the lineup. The junior played in
his first game of the season Thursday after
being on the shelf all year with a hip injury.
“We’ve faced a lot of adversity through the
season but we think that now is our time,”
Milch said. “We’ve got some experience
against a good team. Now we head back to
league next week and I think we can get a lot
more wins.”
For the Padres (11-10), the win was essen-
tial as it prevented their overall record from
falling under the .500 mark for the first time
this season. Serra resumes WCAL play April
29 at Riordan. Currently in sixth place with
four games to go, the Padres are counting on
Blais having plenty left in the tank down the
“We’ve talked a lot this year about the
ability to understand different effort levels
and gears through the course of a game,”
Serra manager Craig Gianinno said. “So,
he’s developed that rhythm where he gets
stronger as he goes.
“His stuff is as good as anybody’s, so give
me 70 percent of that early, that’s still really
good. As the game unfolds and comes to
him, he’ll know where he may need to turn it
on a little bit and then gear back. And with
all that, I think it’s really difficult for hitters
to get comfortable in the box.”
And as uncomfortable as opposing hitters
are in facing him, Blais is cruising to one
outstanding season.
Continued from page 11
By Janie McCauley
SAN FRANCISCO — There’s no arguing
the San Francisco Giants are giving them-
selves ample opportunities to win: They
have played seven straight one-run games.
With a chance to sweep the Los Angeles
Dodgers at home, they couldn’t come
through again.
The Dodgers got to Madison Bumgarner
early on the way to a 2-1 victory Thursday.
San Francisco’s offense was shut down by
seven scoreless innings from Hyun-Jin Ryu
as the South Korean pitcher tried to lift the
spirits for his country after a devastating
ferry accident back home.
The Giants have had seven straight games
decided by one run for the first time since
eight in a row from Aug. 11-17, 1910,
according to STATS.
“These were three tight games and they all
could have gone either way,” manager Bruce
Bochy said. “We had them on the ropes in
the eighth and ninth but we couldn’t get the
big hit.”
With his bushy beard freshly shorn,
Bumgarner (2-1) had a three-start winning
streak against the Dodgers snapped with
just his second loss in the past seven out-
ings against Los Angeles. The left-hander
allowed two runs, six hits and three walks
with six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings but
threw 99 pitches.
Opponents are batting .326 off Bumgarner,
compared to a .203 average against that
ranked third-lowest in the NLlast year.
Ryu (3-1) stretched his road scoreless streak
to 26 innings this season and 28 in all.
Former Giants closer Brian Wilson gave
up a leadoff double to Ehire Adrianza but
escaped the inning unscathed. Kenley
Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to
Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save.
“There’s a little added Adrenalin and emo-
tion here,” Wilson said.
Center fielder Angel Pagan didn’t start
because of knee soreness but appeared as a
“He banged his knee into a wall a few
days ago, so we’re giving him a break,”
Bochy said.
L.A. tops Giants 2-1
Dodgers 2, Giants 1
Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Gordon 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .373
Turner ss 3 1 1 0 1 0 .227
Puig rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250
Gonzalez 1b 4 0 2 1 0 2 .286
Kemp cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .171
Van Slyke lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .313
Uribe 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .375
Federowicz c 3 0 1 1 1 0 .091
Ryu p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .091
Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Crawford ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Totals 32 2 7 2 4 8
SanFrancisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Arias ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Crawford ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311
Pence rf 3 0 2 0 1 0 .206
Sandoval 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .175
Posey c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Morse lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .306
Belt 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .297
Hicks 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Petit p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Pagan ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .377
Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Sanchez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167
Blanco cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .125
Bumgarner p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Adrianza 2b 3 0 3 1 0 0 .200
Totals 34 1 6 1 3 6
Los Angeles 010 010 000 — 2 7 0
SanFrancisco 000 000 001 — 1 6 0
LOB—Los Angeles 7, San Francisco 9. 2B—Ju.Turner (2),
Ad.Gonzalez (6),VanSlyke (3), Adrianza (2). SB—Pence (3).
RISP—LosAngeles3;SanFrancisco3. DP—SanFrancisco2.
LosAngeles IP H R ER BB SO
Ryu W, 3-1 7 4 0 0 1 3
B.Wilson H, 2 1 1 0 0 1 1
Jansen S, 5-7 1 1 1 1 1 2
SanFrancisco IP H R ER BB SO
Bmgarner L, 2-1 4.1 6 2 2 3 6
Petit 2.2 0 0 0 1 1
Affeldt 2 1 0 0 0 1
Umpires—Home, Seth Buckminster; First, Mike Much-
linski; Second, Mike Winters;Third, Andy Fletcher.
T—3:08. A—42,890 (41,915).
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keeping the Panthers off the scoreboard. The sophomore
seemed to be working out of trouble all game long, but
came up clutch when the situation demanded it.
Burlingame’s first best scoring chance came in the fourth
inning. Kat Marcan led off the inning with a single and
went to second on a Lindsey Schloetter sacrifice bunt.
Following a single by Sara Slavsky, Rachel Topper walked
to load the bases with one out.
Dade locked in, however, and struck out the next two bat-
ters to get out of the jam.
“Last year, [Dade] had trouble with her control,”
Grammatico said. “(She’s improved) night and day over
last year. She works really hard.”
The Panthers stranded a runner at third in the fifth, loaded
the bases again in the sixth and again came up empty.
When Capuchino extended its lead to 4-0 in the top of the
sixth, McKeever knew his team was in trouble. The
Panthers rely on playing small ball to manufacture runs,
which is a lot easier to do down 1-0 than 4-0.
“How do you go small ball when you’re down four?”
McKeever asked. “We don’t have a lot of depth, so where do
we turn? We have to figure out how to turn this around.”
Capuchino wasn’t a whole lot more successful at the
plate, but the Mustangs took advantage of their opportuni-
ties. They quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the
first inning, courtesy of an unearned run. Allie Stines led
off the game and hit a ball that went under the first base-
man’s glove for an error. She moved to second and then
third by way of passed balls and then scored on Kaitlin
Chang’s one-out, sacrifice bunt to put the Mustangs up 1-0.
The Mustangs wouldn’t get another runner past second
base until the top of the fifth when they loaded the bases on
a Lili Luevano single and then back-to-back walks to
Stines and Karina Chavarria with two outs. But Slavsky
came on to relieve Armanino and got a strikeout to end the
Capuchino loaded the bases again in the top of the sev-
enth and this time the Mustangs came up with big hit.
Luevano led off the inning with a single, followed by
Adrianna Picazo, who reached on an error. Following a fly-
out, Chavarria walked to loaded the bases. After a strikeout
for the second out of the inning, clean-up hitter Taylor
Brazil strode to the plate and, on a 1-1 count, lifted a long
fly ball to right field. The drive, coupled with swirling
winds, turned the Burlingame right fielder into knots as she
tried to track the ball, failing to make the catch and the ball
rolling to the fence.
By the time the ball was relayed back into the infield,
Brazil was standing on third with a bases-clearing triple,
which would give the Mustangs an insurmountable lead.
“It was really a big hit by [Brazil]. I kind of felt Taylor
was going to step up. She’s hitting a lot better this year, ”
Grammatico said, adding Brazil started the season batting
out of the No. 7 spot. “Allie Stines has been just a stud this
year, hitting, like, .500 this season. Today, she couldn’t do
it. But Taylor stepped up.”
Continued from page 11
The Sharks had nothing to complain about after this game
as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for the victory.
The third playoff series in four years between these heat-
ed California rivals got off to an odd start as there was a
power outage at SAPCenter just minutes before the start of
pregame warmups. The lights came back on about five
minutes later and the players warmed up without the usual
blaring music.
But by the time the puck dropped, the towel-waving
crowd was at its usual fever pitch chanting “Beat L.A.!
Beat L.A.!” right from the start.
The cheers only got louder during a dominant first peri-
od that featured a combined 55 hits from the two teams,
three goals from the Sharks and a scrum after Mike Brown
pushed Voynov into Quick after the whistle.
Thornton’s deflection of Joe Pavelski’s shot from the
slot on a chance created by Burns’ hustle to negate an
icing gave San Jose the early lead.
San Jose broke things open with two goals in the final
minute off broken plays. James Sheppard miss-hit a one-
timer that slid right to Hertl, who tapped it in to make it 2-
0 with 51.7 seconds to play.
Marleau then made it 3-0 with 3.2 seconds to play to cap
a 2-on-1 with Matt Nieto, who failed to get off a one-timer
but instead slid the puck back to Marleau for his 58th
career playoff goal.
Brown played a night after his wife, Kati, gave birth to
their second son, Zane Michael. Jones made four saves in
his first career playoff game.
Continued from page 11
that were still living, so we wanted to celebrate that out at
the ballpark,” Paoli said.
Each military veteran was introduced during a pregame on-
field ceremony. Many were dressed in full military attire.
According to Paoli, at least one family member of those who
are deceased was present, including the family of Army Cpl.
Pat Tillman, a Fremont native who was killed in combat in
San Mateo resident Joseph Coggins, who served in the
Army from 1941-46, was also among the honorees.
During the pregame ceremony, honorees lined up down the
right-field line and were introduced to the 2,674 fans in
attendance. At the close of the ceremony, “Taps” was played
to honor the fallen.
To celebrate the event, the San Jose Giants’ players wore
camouflage uniforms. The uniforms are being auctioned via
online bidding with all proceeds going to Operation: Care
and Comfort. The bidding closes on Memorial Day, when the
Giants will once again wear the uniforms.
During Sunday’s game, many fans in attendance had the
opportunity to meet the honorees and get their baseball
cards autographed.
“Many honorees told myself and other members of the staff
that this was one of the best days of their lives, having never
been honored this way before,” Paoli said in email. “For us, it
was such an honor to be just a small part of these heroes’lives
and I am so grateful that we were able to do this promotion.”
Continued from page 12
By Kristie Rieken
HOUSTON — James Shields kept the
Houston Astros off-balance all night.
Then late in Thursday’s 5-1 win, the
Kansas City ace really heated up. He
struck out the side in the sixth and did the
same in the seventh before striking out
the first batter in the eighth to make it
seven in a row. Astro after Astro simply
watched the pitches zip past them — five
players in that span struck out looking.
Shields (1-2) finished with 12 strike-
outs in eight innings as the Royals completed a three-game
sweep of the Astros.
His 12 strikeouts were his most as a Royal and the most
by a Kansas City pitcher since Zack Greinke also struck out
12 on June 13, 2010, against Cincinnati. The seven
straight Ks by Shields were one shy of the franchise record
of eight in a row set by Blake Stein in 2001.
Scott Feldman (2-1) yielded four earned runs and nine hits
in six innings. It was the first tough outing for the Astros
newcomer after he had allowed just one run and seven hits
combined in his first three starts.
“It seems like they found a lot of holes,” Feldman said.
“They’re a tough lineup, for sure.”
Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain was placed on the 15-
day disabled list and left-hadner Justin Marks was recalled
from Triple-AOmaha to take his place on the roster.
Feldman takes first loss
as Royals down Houston
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East Division
W L Pct GB
New York 10 6 .625 —
Toronto 8 8 .500 2
Baltimore 7 7 .500 2
Boston 7 9 .438 3
Tampa Bay 7 9 .438 3
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 7 5 .583 —
Minnesota 8 7 .533 1/2
Chicago 8 8 .500 1
Kansas City 7 7 .500 1
Cleveland 7 8 .467 1 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
A’s 10 5 .667 —
Texas 9 7 .563 1 1/2
Los Angeles 7 8 .467 3
Seattle 7 8 .467 3
Houston 5 11 .313 5 1/2
Detroit 7,Cleveland5
Minnesota7,Toronto0,1st game
Texas 8,Seattle6
N.Y.Yankees 10,TampaBay2
Kansas City5,Houston1
Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0),
L.A.Angels(Weaver0-2) atDetroit(Smyly1-0),4:08p.m.
Baltimore(Tillman1-1) atBoston(Lackey2-1),4:10p.m.
Seattle(C.Young0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1),4:10p.m.
ChicagoWhiteSox(Paulino0-1) atTexas (M.Perez 2-0),
Houston(Cosart 1-1) at Oakland(Gray2-0),7:05p.m.
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 10 5 .667 —
Washington 9 7 .563 1 1/2
New York 8 7 .533 2
Philadelphia 7 8 .467 3
Miami 6 10 .375 4 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 11 5 .688 —
St. Louis 10 6 .625 1
Pittsburgh 8 8 .500 3
Cincinnati 6 9 .400 4 1/2
Chicago 4 10 .286 6
West Division
W L Pct GB
Giants 10 6 .625 —
Los Angeles 10 6 .625 —
Colorado 8 9 .471 2 1/2
San Diego 7 9 .438 3
Arizona 4 14 .222 7
Cincinnati (Simon1-1) atChicagoCubs(Samardzija0-1),
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Atlanta(Harang2-1) at N.Y.Mets(Niese0-1),4:10p.m.
Seattle(C.Young0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1),4:10p.m.
SanFrancisco(M.Cain0-2) atSanDiego(T.Ross1-2),7:10
Menlo-Atherton at Westmont, 4 p.m.
Terra Nova vs. South City at Ponderosa, El Camino
at San Mateo, Jefferson at Mills, 4 p.m.
CCS Top 8 at San Jose City College, all day
Burlingame at Pioneer, noon
El Camino at Terra Nova, 4 p.m.
MLB — Suspended Seattle 1B Ji-Man Choi 50
games following a positive test for a performance-
enhancing substance.
National League
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Placed 1B Lyle Over-
bay on the paternity leave list.Recalled INF-OF Elian
Herrera from Nashville (IL).
the 15-day DL.Optioned RHP Keith Butler to Mem-
phis (PCL). Recalled RHP Eric Fornataro and RHP
Jorge Rondon from Memphis.
CHICAGOWHITESOX—Selected the contract of
RHP Zach Putnam from Charlotte (IL). Designated
LHP Donnie Veal for assignment.
on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Justin Marks from
Omaha (PCL).
“It will be a fun matchup,”
Clippers guard Jamal Crawford
said. “It’s two teams who are both
exciting and both love to get up
and down the court.”
The high-flying frontcourt of
Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan,
coupled with point guard Chris
Paul and 3-point shooters all over
the roster make the Clippers one of
the most fan-pleasing spectacles
in sports. Los Angeles led the NBA
in scoring this season, averaging
107.9 points per game.
“Incredible offensive jugger-
naut,” Van Gundy called them.
The quick-shooting Stephen
Curry and Klay Thompson for
Golden State are as dangerous a
scoring tandem as the league has
ever seen. They combined to make
484 3-pointers this season —
eclipsing their NBA record of 483
set last season — and showed in
the playoffs a year ago how tough
they are to cover when they get
“The greatest shooting back-
court in NBA history,” Warriors
coach Mark Jackson has repeatedly
labeled them.
What both coaches believe sepa-
rates their teams — and often gets
lost in the shoot-first-and-shoot-
often approach they employ on
offense — is the importance they
place on defense.
The Warriors held opponents to
43.6 percent shooting, tied with
Oklahoma City for third-best in
the league — though Golden
State’s defense could be hampered
with center Andrew Bogut out with
a fractured right rib. Opponents
shot 44.1 percent against the
Clippers, ranking fifth.
“There’s certain teams that you
can slow down, and then there’s
certain teams that they’re going to
get it going in transition,”
Jackson said. “The one thing about
us is we defend at a high level,
which creates transition opportu-
The Clippers and Warriors also
have something rare these days:
real animosity that could fuel phys-
ical play.
“They hate one another,” said for-
mer Indiana Pacers guard and current
TNT analyst Reggie Miller.
The last major squabble came in
Golden State’s win on Christmas
Day in Oakland, when Griffin and
Warriors reserve Draymond Green
were ejected and Bogut had dust-ups
with Griffin and Paul. Earlier this
season, the Clippers even refused
to hold pregame chapel with the
Warriors in Los Angeles — some-
thing every other team does in the
The verbal accusations heated up
again on the air waves this week
when Thompson was asked to
describe Griffin’s antics. He said the
Clippers’All-Star forward is “out of
control” and compared him to a
“bull in a china shop.”
“Like how can a guy that big and
strong flop that much?” Thompson
told KGMZ.
There have been several other
incidents, of course, including
seven technical fouls in the teams’
first meeting last season. In the
next, the Warriors beat the Clippers
by 21 and got more than 300,000
views from a YouTube video that
showed the bench jeering Griffin’s
3-point attempt that bounced off
the side of the backboard. The
Clippers came back three days later
by overemphasizing celebrations
during a 26-point win.
“Both organizations were kind of
irrelevant for a while when it comes
to playoff basketball and playing
important games. The last three
years it’s kind of been a progres-
sion to where we are now,” Curry
said. “You play each other four
times a year, sometimes in the pre-
season, and you understand you’ll
probably have to go through them
at some point to get to where you
want to go and the goals you set for
yourself. And all that kind of comes
out each time you play them.”
Continued from page 11
No charges for
wrestlers in lynching photo
BELVIDERE, N.J. — ANew Jersey
prosecutor says no charges will be
filed against the members of a high
school wrestling team who posed in
a photograph that simulated a
The Warren County prosecutor’s
office said Thursday that its investi-
gation with the Phillipsburg police
found no criminal wrongdoing.
The photo, which surfaced online,
showed seven white teens wearing
Phillipsburg High wrestling attire
posing with a black tackling
dummy in a Paulsboro wrestling
shirt and hanging from a noose.
Two of the boys had the hoods on
their sweatshirts fixed into points.
Paulsboro and Phillipsburg high
schools are longtime wrestling
powerhouses and rivals.
Phillipsburg is about 85 percent
white. More than one-third of
Paulsboro’s residents are black.
Prosecutor Richard T. Burke says
his decision was cleared with the
state attorney general’s office.
Chad Johnson signs two-year
contract —with Montreal
MONTREAL — Former NFL star
Chad Johnson is heading to the
Canadian Football League.
The 36-year-old receiver has
signed a two-year contract with the
Montreal Alouettes.
Johnson attended the Alouettes’
mini-camp this week in Florida.
The former Pro Bowler last
appeared in an NFL game during the
2011 season with New England.
Johnson, who once changed his
last name to Ochocinco, is 30th on
the NFL’s all-time receiving list
with 11,059 yards.
NFL, lawyers at work on
$765M concussion deal
PHILADELPHIA — Ajudge over-
seeing thousands of NFL concus-
sion-linked lawsuits says lawyers
are still working to address her con-
cerns about a proposed $765 mil-
lion fund.
U.S. District Judge Anita Brody
says she fears the fund may not be
large enough to cover up to 20,000
retired players for 65 years.
Lawyers have given her more data
to weigh since she rejected the deal
on a preliminary basis in January.
The judge is expected to hold hear-
ings in the case this year.
Sports briefs
By Jerry Lee
During much of 1970s cinema,
movies like “Parallax View,” “All
the President’s Men” and “Blow
Out” reflected and catered to an
America that was going through the
Vietnam-to-Watergate run of gov-
ernment malfeasance. So it was to
be expected that moviemakers
would tap into that paranoid zeit-
geist, suggesting evil and conspira-
cy behind every corner, a puppet
master in every hidden chamber.
So far in the space between the
Microsoft Windows era to the
social media era, if there is one
major theme in American film, it’s
that the current unabated advances
in technology are scaring the ter-
abytes out of us. The astounding
improvements in computational
speed have reaped a largess of
advancement in every field, even
outside of computing — medicine,
environment, finance, entertain-
ment, war.
Decades from now, when future
generations look back on the cine-
ma of the late 20th to early 21st
century, they’ll find — along with
lots of remakes, sequels, reboots
and remakes of rebooted sequels —
a pretty obvious trend of techno-
phobia that makes us shudder in
our Google Glasses.
Whether it’s fear of computers
(“The Matrix”), lack of privacy
(“Enemy of the State”), genetics
(“Gattaca”), social media (“The
Truman Show”) or robotics (“I,
Robot”), it’s been a prolific run of
these technophobia films.
Ironically enough, we as a society
seem to thoroughly embrace tech-
‘Transcendence’ rises to just ordinary
By Jessica Herndon
LOS ANGELES — For more
than a decade, cinematographer
Wally Pfister brought director
Christopher Nolan’s cinematic
visions to life. Now, he’s the
one calling the shots.
His directorial debut, the new sci-
fi mystery “Transcendence,” has
many elements of a Nolan block-
buster — eye-popping visual
effects, a mind-bending story and
an A-list lead in Johnny Depp. All
of those things translate into high
expectations for Pfister, who jok-
ingly likens his newly christened
director’s seat to an “electric chair.”
In the film releasing Friday, the
mind of Depp’s terminally ill scien-
tist, Will Caster, is uploaded into a
computer after his death, spawning
an eerily unruly machine. At the
heart of the story is the disrupted
relationship of Will and his wife,
Evelyn, played by Rebecca Hall.
“Transcendence,” which was
executive-produced by Nolan and
written by first-time screenwriter
Pfister, Depp reunite for Nolan’s new sci-fi blockbuster
See ORDINARY, Page 18
See REUNITE, Page 18
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By Susan Cohn
LACE: A SUMPTUOUS HISTORY, 1 6 0 0 s - 1 9 0 0 s ,
Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in
Europe during the 16th century. The finest lace involved
the talents and skills of three distinct specialists: the
artist who created the designs on paper, the pattern maker
who translated the designs onto parchment and the lace
maker who worked directly on the patterns to make the
lace. Examples of these interwoven crafts make up Lace: A
Sumptuous History, 1600s-1900s, at the San Francisco
Airport Museum.
Lace was always an expensive luxury item because of its
painstaking, time-consuming production. Lace styles
evolved throughout the centuries in response to changes
in fashion. Both men and women wore lace from its incep-
tion to the 18th centuries. It was often the most costly
part of dress and reflected the sophisticated tastes of the
aristocracy. Lace adorned women’s and men’s collars and
cuffs, draped women’s shoulders, hands, heads, covered
entire gowns and decorated furnishings. Two distinct types
of lace making — needle lace and bobbin lace — began
simultaneously. Needle lace is made with a single needle
and thread, while bobbin lace entails the plaiting of many
threads. Lace thread was typically made from linen, and
later silk or metallic gold threads, followed by cotton in
the 19th century. Needle and bobbin laces were often
named after the region or town where they were made.
Preeminent lace making centers were established in Italy,
Flanders and France.
From homemade tatting and crochet lace to impeccable
Brussels à Vrai Réseau bobbin lace and French Point d’
Alençon, Lace: A Sumptuous History explores the wide
range of laces made over the centuries. Edgings, lappets,
parasols, gloves, collars and dresses are some of the forms
in which these laces appear. Lace: A Sumptuous History,
1600s-1900s, is located pre-security in the International
Terminal at San Francisco Airport. The exhibit is free and
no airline ticket is required to enter the area. This exhibi-
tion was made possible through generous loans from the
Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles, Berkeley and The Lace
Museum, Sunnyvale.
ITAGE. Timekeeping devices have been used for at least
5,000 years and today are essential for the planning and
timing of our everyday lives. Time Machines: Clocks &
Timekeeping, a new exhibition at The Museum of
American Heritage (MOAH), explores timekeeping and
timekeeping devices from the introduction of the sundial
by the Egyptians, circa 3500 B.C., to the precise atomic
clock of the 1940s. In addition to explanations of clock
mechanisms, the exhibit examines the role of timekeep-
ing in early navigation and in the industrial revolution,
when workers moved from the home to the factory and
trains had to run on time. This exhibition includes a vari-
ety of clocks from the MOAH collection and local collec-
tors. The Museum of American Heritage, located in the his-
toric Williams House in downtown Palo Alto, endeavors to
collect, preserve and display objects that illustrate the
evolution of 19th and early 20th century invention and
technologies. Through exhibits, classes, lectures and
events, early technology is made accessible and engaging
for visitors of all ages. Regular exhibit hours are 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise
noted). Closed for holidays. Admission to the galleries is
free. The Museum of American Heritage is located at 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto between Bryant and Waverley
streets. Time Machines: Clocks & Timekeeping Devices
runs through Sept. 14.
HONOR. After a 17-month comprehensive conservation
project, the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at
the Legion of Honor has reopened. The richly carved and
gilded paneling of the Salon Doré was designed during the
reign of Louis XVI for the main salon de compagnie, or
reception room, of the Hôtel de La Trémoille on the Rue
Saint-Dominique. Its architecture, with giant gilded
Corinthian pilasters nearly 15 feet high framing four
arched mirrors and complemented by four massive doors,
was intended to evoke the grandeur of ancient Rome. The
design of the paneling, or boiserie, resembles the French
neoclassical style of the Legion of Honor itself, which is
modeled after the 18th century Hôtel de Salm in Paris,
today the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur. The Legion of
Honor Museum is located in Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue
and Clement Street, in San Francisco. For more informa-
tion visit www.legionofhonor. org or call (415) 750-
Susan Cohn can be reached at susan@smdailyjournal.com or
A DELICATE SUBJECT. The history of lace is displayed at the
San Francisco Airport Museum through June. Among the
pieces in the collections is this circa 1900 bodice made of
Bruges bobbin lace, from the Belgium Collection of The Lace
Museum in Sunnyvale.
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nology despite the fear. Not only that, we
constantly thirst for and demand more of it.
There’s also the irony that these filmmak-
ers are warning us against technology by
using that very same technology — Digital
film! Real 3-D! 4K resolution! IMAX!
Smellivision! (One of those is not real.) —
to reach the masses.
In “Transcendence,” the technology
explored and questioned is artificial intelli-
gence (A.I.). Essentially, the field of A.I.
attempts to quantify human consciousness
so precisely that we can then replicate it
artificially in machine form. We’re attempt-
ing to create virtual life.
Like every other truly revolutionary tech-
nology, there is always the fear that we as
humans are exceeding moral or spiritual bar-
riers. Simply put, we’re not supposed to be
playing God.
Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean”)
plays Dr. Will Caster, the foremost scientif-
ic researcher in A.I. Dr. Caster is on the cusp
of mapping out the human brain and getting
very close to achieving technological “sin-
gularity,” or the creation of sentience in a
When an extremist group mortally
wounds him in a terrorist attack, it does not
derail his plans. In fact, it inadvertently
inspires his wife and associates to achieve
Caster’s goal of singularity. To save his
life, or rather, his consciousness, they
upload the contents of his brain onto a com-
puter as his mortal body fades away into
From this point, we witness the conflict
that ensues among Caster 2.0, his wife and
associates, the terrorist group and govern-
ment law enforcement.
Depp is dead weight as the script doesn’t
really give him much to do except appear on
a bunch of LED monitors. His presence in
the movie is strictly as a honey pot on the
marquee intended to draw audiences, most of
whom would not attend this film.
The meat of the acting comes from
Rebecca Hall (“The Town”) and Paul Bettany
(“A Beautiful Mind”). Hall plays Dr.
Caster’s conflicted wife, and Bettany his
colleague and friend. Kate Mara (“House of
Cards”) plays the leader of the terrorist
group. Hall and Bettany have their
moments, but the talented Mara doesn’t
have anything decent to work with in this
Wally Pfister directs his first feature film
after making Christopher Nolan’s movies
look incredibly gorgeous as cinematogra-
pher. He ultimately won an Oscar for the
eye-candy store that was “Inception,” solid-
ifying his place as one of the best cine-
matographers in the business.
The use of IMAX in “Transcendence” is
puzzling. Except for a few interesting land-
scape shots, there was absolutely no need
for it, unless Pfister had extra rolls of IMAX
film sitting around his attic with an impend-
ing expiration date. Or it was a simple mar-
keting ploy, like Depp.
As a director, Pfister has room to improve,
and needs to pick better source material.
What starts slowly as a Cartesian medita-
tion on consciousness turns into a dull
mash-up of regurgitated action and thriller
themes. The science and metaphysics are
way too remedial for the esoteric, and the
action and entertainment are way too staid
for the mainstream.
That’s too bad, because the themes are
very much worth exploring. The “anti-” in
the anti-technology movies is different
than the paranoia of the ’70s films in one
major way. The old conspiracy movies pro-
vided us a lens to see through the curtain
that hides the villain — the government,
corporations and military-industrial com-
plex. Today’s technophobe films don’t
serve as lenses. They’re mirrors. And the
enemy is us.
Continued from page 16
Jack Paglen, hooked Pfister because of the
emotional weight put on the study of hus-
band and wife and the increasing reliance on
technology. “We start to wonder where it’s
all going to go,” he says.
“We are dependent on technology. It’s got
us,” affirmed Depp in a recent joint interview
to promote the film.
Depp, 50, first met Pfister, 52, when they
worked on Paul McCartney’s 2012 video for
his romantic ballad “My Valentine,” in
which Depp and Natalie Portman starred and
Pfister was the director of photography.
“I was immediately intrigued and curious
from (the) initial reading,” says Depp of
“So many things come into my mind as far
as the dangers of technology. Say I’m sud-
denly holding a gun,” Depp illustrates, lift-
ing his left hand as his formidable engage-
ment ring with Amber Heard sparkles. “The
gun is not inherently bad. It’s a tool. It’s
what we do with it. I think it’s the same with
For his first directing gig, Pfister, who’s
worked on everything from “Memento” to
“The Dark Knight Rises,” swayed from doing
a big action film.
“I’d done a lot as a cinematographer,” he
says. “What was important was telling some
sort of character-driven story. Exploring
human emotion. That is the logical reason to
jump from visual storytelling to narrative.”
Nolan will also release a thought-provok-
ing sci-fi film this year: the time travel-
focused “Interstellar,” out in November. But
Pfister assures he’s not in competition with
his long-time collaborator. “Chris is an old
friend,” he says. “He has been incredibly
supportive of my move into this.”
The two filmmakers even shared crew mem-
bers, including folks in the makeup, special
effects, equipment, casting and editorial
departments. But while “Transcendence” was
shooting, Nolan remained hands-off.
“Chris never came to the set,” says camera
operator Scott Sakamoto, who worked on
both movies. “I think Chris let Wally take
the reins and go with it to see how well he
would do.”
Although “Transcendence” marks the start
of a new phase in Pfister’s career, he tackled
the job with the ease of a veteran.
“He’s (an) experienced filmmaker,” says
Depp. “But there are times when you look at
a situation with a first-time director and you
don’t know. But never was there a stumble.”
Depp’s Will in the film is sharp, warm and
ambitious. But he ventures into dangerous
territory when his mind is uploaded into an
operating system that’s connected to the
Internet. Soon, powerful and often-abusive
capabilities verge on catastrophic results.
“You have to be wondering, ‘Is this simply
a soulless machine?”’ says Pfister. “If you
upload a mind into a computer, does it con-
tain sentience and if so, does that affect the
decision-making process of the machine?
Inherently with Johnny, you want to know
that he’s still alive. We love Johnny. The
character of Will Caster doesn’t work without
having a powerful, emotional person behind
it. We needed somebody that you could fall
Continued from page 16
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By Jake Coyle
HAL has come a long way.
First, we had Scarlett Johansson
as a human-like operating system.
Now, Johnny Depp has been
uploaded. If the singularity —
when artificial intelligence sur-
passes human smarts — is indeed
coming, at least it has decent taste
in movie star avatars.
First-time director Wally
Pfister’s “Transcendence” isn’t so
much the “Him” to Spike Jonze’s
“Her” as it’s a more dystopian
vision of the meeting of human
consciousness and computer intel-
ligence. It turns out that when com-
puters get sophisticated, worse
things can happen than Joaquin
Phoenix getting his feelings hurt.
But whereas “Her” was playful
and personal about familiar futuris-
tic concepts, “Transcendence” is
clunky and lifeless. It’s like the
movie version of a paranoid TED
In the early scenes of
“Transcendence,” Dr. Will Caster (a
disappointingly sleepy Depp) is a
TED-style master of the universe,
speaking confidently in front of
large video screens to eager listen-
ers about neurology and artificial
intelligence. But there are also pro-
testers to his potentially all-pow-
erful invention: the Physically
Independent Neural Network
(PINN), an early artificial intelli-
gence propelled by a room full of
computers that Caster believes
could, among other things, cure
An assassination attempt with a
radiation-laced bullet leaves Caster
with weeks to live. Desperate to
keep his mind alive, his loyal,
sycophantic wife and fellow
researcher Evelyn (Rebecca Hall)
uploads Caster’s brain to a PC with
PINN hardware. Helping her is
their good friend and colleague
Max (Paul Bettany, serving as nar-
But as anyone with an iPhone
knows, software updates can be
tragic. The transfer is finished just
as Caster dies. Soon enough, the
screen flickers to life, first with a
few typed words and then seeming-
ly Caster’s full personality, in
voice and pixel form.
Alert to their plan, anti-tech
activists (led by Kate Mara) are
simultaneously descending. In the
chaos, Max begins to realize
they’ve created a high-speed
Frankenstein — an epiphany lost
on the mourning Evelyn, who flees
after uploading Caster to the
Internet. He immediately spreads
across the Web (he calls Evelyn on
her phone) and begins seeking
more computing power.
It takes a long time for
“Transcendence” to build to this
moment, when perhaps it should
have begun here in the first place.
But it feels like a suddenly intrigu-
ing crossroads. Where will this ter-
rifyingly digital Depp go?
If you answered: to a desert town
to build an underground data center
for development of radical tissue
regeneration techniques, guarded
by a creepy army of network-con-
nected, superhuman zombies —
then your algorithms are more
advanced than mine.
Yet the urgency and intelligence
of “Transcendence” isn’t artificial.
It feels sincerely animated by the
frightful questions it poses about
computing power and intercon-
Pfister, making his directorial
debut after years as a cinematogra-
pher often teamed with director
Christopher Nolan (a
“Transcendence” producer), doesn’t
exhibit a sure hand with dialogue or
a feel for the rhythm of his narra-
tive. Neither does the film have the
distinctive form of his prior pho-
tography work, most notably “The
Dark Knight.” (In imagery,
“Transcendence” pales in compari-
son to the sumptuous sci-fi of the
recent “Under the Skin.”)
But, as in Nolan’s “Inception,”
Pfister, working from a script by
first-time screenwriter Jack Paglen,
shows an instinct to drive the
genre elements toward a more per-
sonal story. “Transcendence” ulti-
mately hinges on the relationship
of Caster and Evelyn. The excellent
Hall, looking a bit confused by
what she’s gotten herself into,
does her best to emotionally
ground Pfister’s increasingly unfo-
cused and heavy-handed story.
‘Transcendence’ like a clunky TED talk
‘Transcendence’is clunky and lifeless.It’s like the movie version of a paranoid
TED talk.
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One of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock
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to hilarious life in a spoof staged by TheatreWorks.
This stage adaptation by Steven Canny and John
Nicholson uses only three actors, plus two stagehands, to
relate the story of a longtime Baskerville family curse that
supposedly involves untimely deaths and a vicious dog that
stalks the desolate moors around their remote English
It begins when the surviving Baskerville heir, Sir Henry
Baskerville (Darren Bridgett), seeks the help of Sherlock
Holmes (Ron Campbell) and his colleague, Dr. John Watson
(Michael Gene Sullivan), in investigating the recent death
of his uncle, the previous family heir. Sir Henry also has an
unsigned note warning him not to go to the moors.
Holmes asks Watson to accompany Sir Henry to the
Baskerville home in Dartmoor while he remains behind in
London. When Sir Henry and Watson arrive in Dartmoor,
they encounter several strange people. After Holmes joins
them, they solve the mystery, but not without some close
Because all three actors must portray a variety of charac-
ters, they make some lightning-quick costume changes
facilitated by costume designer B. Modern.
Andrea Bechert’s scenic design is flexible, aided by
Steven B. Mannshardt’s lighting. Many staging effects are
purposely obvious, such as the fog machines periodically
wielded on stage by two stagehands.
Because the three actors are so skilled and director Robert
Kelley paces the action so well, the show is amusing and
absorbing throughout most of its two acts. The one super-
fluous scene comes at the beginning of Act 2, when the
actors recap Act 1 at breakneck speed, supposedly to make
up for things that some audience members might have
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Besides the silliness and the story itself, this production
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Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
his past summer I fell in love
with a kitchen gadget that has
been relatively slow to catch on
in the U.S. — the mandoline.
I’ve had several of these kicking around
my kitchen for a while now, but I never
quite saw the need for them. For those not
in the know, a mandoline is shaped like a
plank with a very thin, very sharp blade
at the far end. To use it, you slide a firm
vegetable back and forth along the plank.
Each time you slide over the blade, it
shaves a slice off the vegetable.
Many models are adjustable, allowing
you to quickly and easily create slices
ranging from 1/4 inch to paper thin.
Which is nice, but so what? I have good
knives and a good food processor, both
of which slice nicely.
Except the mandoline isn’t simply a
manual food processor, and it is so much
more precise than a knife. Food proces-
sors usually are too robust to produce
ultrathin slices. And knives — at least in
most home cooks’ hands (including my
own) — simply can’t produce consistent
I discovered the difference this summer
when on a whim I decided I wanted thinly
shaved garlic in a salad. I used a knife on
the first clove and didn’t get even close
to what I wanted. Aprocessor was out of
the question for something so small. So I
grabbed the mandoline and carefully
rubbed the clove back and forth over the
blade. In seconds I’d reduced it to thin
shavings that perfectly flavored my
Next time, I shaved the vegetables
themselves for the salad. No longer were
celery and carrots large hunks to be
endured. When thinly shaved by the man-
doline, they took on an elegant, fresh
taste and texture. And as summer turned to
fall, I switched from salads to root veg-
etables. Paper thin slices of potatoes,
butternut squash, onions and sweet pota-
toes became delicate and sweet when piled
into a pan and roasted.
Suffice to say, I am hooked. So as I
contemplated a fresh approach to “bread-
ed” and baked haddock, I turned again to
the mandoline to render a potato fit for
pairing with the fish. In any other form,
potatoes would be too robust for a deli-
cate baked fish. But
shaved paper thin,
then wrapped around
the fish, the potato
slices become a deli-
ciously crisp edible
Just one caution —
there is a reason man-
dolines come with a
hand guard for holding
the vegetables while
slicing. They are
extremely sharp and
it’s easy to cut yourself.
Start to finish: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
2 medium Yukon gold potatoes
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Salt and ground black pepper
Dried thyme
1 1/4 pounds haddock fillets (about 2
large fillets)
Heat the oven to 400 F. Add the oil to a
large cast-iron skillet (large enough to
accommodate both haddock fillets in a
single layer), then place the skillet in the
oven to heat.
Meanwhile, use a mandoline or food
processor fitted with the thinnest slicing
blade to slice the potatoes into very thin
rounds. The potato rounds should be as
close to paper thin as possible. Set aside.
In a small bowl mix, together the mus-
tard and mayonnaise. Set aside.
the skillet
from the
oven and
cover the
bottom of it
with a sin-
gle layer of
slices, over-
lapping the
Season the potatoes with a bit of salt,
pepper and thyme.
Use paper towels to pat dry the haddock
fillets, then brush the mustard-mayon-
naise mixture over both sides of the fish.
Place the haddock over the potatoes in
the skillet, then arrange a second layer of
potato slices over the fish, covering it
entirely. Season the potatoes with salt,
pepper and thyme, then mist them with
cooking spray.
Return the skillet to the oven and bake
for 14 minutes. Increase the oven to broil
and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or
until the potatoes are nicely browned.
Divide the haddock into 4 pieces, being
careful to leave the potatoes in place as
you serve the fish.
Nutrition information per serving: 230
calories; 50 calories from fat (22 percent
of total calories); 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated;
0 g trans fats); 80 mg cholesterol; 15 g
carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 28 g
protein; 450 mg sodium.
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PARIS — David Cronenberg deconstructs
Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes
Western, and reclusive New Wave legend
Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films com-
peting for top honors at next month’s
Cannes Film Festival.
Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival
famed for its red-carpet glamour announced
the much-heralded lineup Thursday for the
May 14-25 event, including 18 films vying
for the top prize — the Palme d’Or.
Cannes organizers insist the films are
chosen based on the art. But some themes in
this year’s crop are unmistakable: based-
on-real-life stories of Olympic wrestlers,
fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and
British painter J.M.W. Turner; themes of
solitude, or the Old West; daily life in north-
ern Mali under jihadist control or in today’s
Aside from Godard and Cronenberg, sev-
eral other Cannes veterans are back, includ-
ing Britain’s Mike Leigh and Ken Loach of
Britain, and Belgium’s Jean-Pierre and Luc
Dardenne — who will be angling for their
third Palme d’Or. Michel Hazanavicius, the
French director of the Oscar-winning silent
film “The Artist,” also returns.
Films by two women — Naomi Kawase of
Japan and Alice Rohrwacher of Italy — are
also in the running. Event organizers have
faced recent criticism for not selecting more
films by female directors.
But Cannes is about far more than just
competition for the top award. Some 49 fea-
ture-length films from 28 countries —
including 15 by female directors — and
many short films will be shown at the 11-
day cinema extravaganza.
“It is important for us that the Cannes
selection is a voyage through cinema and
the world,” Director-General Thierry
Fremaux said. “You can find in the official
selection a lot of ... big names, but also
young, new directors.”
He noted that while some films have
funny moments, no full-blown comedies are
in the competition.
Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
By E. Eduardo Castillo and Frank Bajak
MEXICO CITY— Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating nov-
els and short stories exposed millions out-
side Latin America to its passions, supersti-
tion, violence and social inequality, died at
home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was
Widely considered the most popular
Spanish-language writer since Miguel de
Cervantes in the 17th century, the
Colombian-born Garcia Marquez achieved
literary celebrity that spawned comparisons
to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.
His flamboyant and melancholy fictional
works — among them “Chronicle of a Death
Foretold,” ‘’Love in the Time of Cholera”
and “Autumn of the Patriarch” — outsold
everything published in Spanish except the
Bible. The epic 1967 novel “One Hundred
Years of Solitude” sold more than 50 mil-
lion copies in more than 25 languages.
His stories made him literature’s best-
known practitioner of magical realism, the
fictional blending of the everyday with fan-
tastical elements such as a boy born with a
pig’s tail and a man trailed by a cloud of yel-
low butterflies.
The Mexican government said Garcia
Marquez died at 2 p.m. Agray hearse escort-
ed by dozens of police officers in patrol cars
and on motorcycles left the author’s home
about three hours later.
“Athousand years of solitude and sadness
because of the death of the greatest
Colombian of all time!” Colombian
President Juan Manuel Santos said on
Twitter. “Solidarity and condolences to his
wife and family ... Such giants never die.”
Biographer Gerald Martin told the
Associated Press that “One Hundred Years of
Solitude” was “the first novel in which Latin
Americans recognized themselves, that
defined them, celebrated their passion, their
intensity, their spirituality and supersti-
tion, their grand propensity for failure.”
Dozens of journalists camped outside the
author’s colonial red-brick home in a
wealthy neighborhood, swarming the slow
trickle of friends who came to pay respects.
“It’s a loss for all Spanish-language liter-
ature,” said Monica Hernandez, a 28-year-
old fan who laid a bouquet of light-pink
flowers on the doorstep.
Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87
Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbors on
his birthday outside his house in Mexico City.
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New exhibit at the Museum of
American Heritage (MOAH) opens
entitled ‘Time Machines: Clocks
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Palo Alto. Regular exhibit hours are
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is
free. Exhibit runs through Sept. 14.
Good Friday service. Noon. Calvary
Lutheran Church, 401 Santa Lucia
Ave., Millbrae. Free. Go to www.cal-
varylutheran-millbrae.org for more
Fun with Frances. 9:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. Mountain View Center for the
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Drought Rebates/Programs and
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to save water. Free. For more infor-
mation call 968-8446.
Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble.
7 p.m. Angelicas, 863 Main St.,
Redwood City. Advanced tickets can
be purchased online: $21 regular
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begins at 7 p.m. and the show
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Good Friday service. 7 p.m. Our
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Groovy Judy gets her groove on.
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Peninsula Rose Society Meeting.
7:30 p.m. Redwood City Veterans
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Bay Area Flirting Championship.
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Symvisio: A visual study of time,
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College of San Mateo Theater, 1700
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Burlingame Easter Egg Hunt and
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Eggstravangaza. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
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Palliative Care Seminar co-hosted
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Museum Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 534
Commercial Ave., South San
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to fix the Museum Kitchen at 519
Grand Ave., S. San Francisco.
Earth Day on the Bay 2014. 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Marine Science Institute,
500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood
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South San Francisco AARP
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Magnolia Senior Center, Third Floor,
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Free. Refreshments served. Bake sale
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Mountain View Center for the
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LaNebbia Winery craft fair and
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La Nebbia Winery, 12341 San Mateo
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Free. For more information call 591-
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Mountain View Center for the
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Live Jazz & R&B. 8 p.m. Red Ultra
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Live performance by LP Band. For
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22nd Annual Silicon Valley
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the International Triathlon. Half
Moon Bay Yacht Club, 214 Princeton
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Easter service. 10:30 a.m. Calvary
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Third Sunday Ballroom Dance
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Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road,
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Dance Connection with Live Music
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Free Document Shredding. 2 p.m.
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intendent. We shouldn’t be here, but
the community is rallying together to
say it’s time.”
The union has created a Change.org
pledge to show support for increasing
teacher salaries and increases in dis-
trict benefit contributions. It states
teachers in the district haven’t had a
raise for about three years, and are pay-
ing nearly $11,000 per year of their
own money for family health care cov-
erage. A union survey found that
around 58 percent of Belmont teachers
are struggling now to pay their mort-
gages and rent costs and 26 percent
will be forced to move out of Belmont
unless more support is provided.
“We want to be able to focus on our
students and not have to have second
jobs or commute long distances,”
Sveda said. “Some are getting priced
out of the area.”
Another Ralston teacher, Michael
Bradley, is on the association’s nego-
tiating team said he’s been most frus-
trated with health care costs draining
teachers’ pocketbooks.
“We’ve been working without a con-
tract for a year and a half now,” he said.
“Something has to be done. The dis-
trict has some pretty substantial
reserves. The union has made conces-
sions such as raising class sizes.”
Parents also came out to support the
teachers, including Estreilla
Raddavero, who teaches in the
Millbrae Elementary School District
and has two children in the Belmont
“The teachers work extremely hard
and I’m very proud of our schools,” she
Meanwhile, Cipriani Elementary
School special education teacher Katie
Newsom dressed up her dog Stevie with
posters reading, “Bark if you support
the our teachers” and brought him to
the rally. She said she came out to sup-
port the teachers and a potential salary
To view the petition, go to
cators. More about the campaign can
also be found at facebook.com/brsfa.
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bait or our crab pots, we’d have to
move. If it was replacing the same
hoist or something minor, OK that’s
fine, but this is a pretty major
change,” McHenry said. “They don’t
seem to really care that much about the
fishermen and without the fishermen,
the harbor is dead.”
The hoist is now one of four on the
Johnson Pier and is used to load or
unload fish from the boats up to the
deck of the pier. There are three fish
buyers at the harbor, and each until
Tuesday had only one hoist.
The Three Captains Sea Products fish
buyer appealed to the district for the
installation of its second hoist, said
Commissioner Jim Tucker.
“People may be a little bit jealous,
people that just overreact to every-
thing. This man had every right to put
that hoist in and we made it difficult
for him,” Tucker said. “The man’s enti-
tled to the hoist, we even instructed
the general manager to give him a let-
ter for things he had to do to get the
hoist and he did it.”
Mike McHenry, a fish buyer with
Pillar Point Fisheries, said he is upset
that one fish buyer received a hoist and
doubled the business’ capacity while
others were not offered it.
The allowance of the new hoist
stems from the commission, after
nearly 20 years, changing the terms of
the fish buyer’s leases, said General
Manager Peter Grenell. Per their lease,
each of the three buyers can have two
hoists, to be located wherever they
choose as long as they work with the
harbormaster, Grenell said.
Commissioner Sabrina Brennan
questions why the fishermen and other
stakeholders, who feel they aren’t
being represented, hadn’t been con-
“Fishermen want to have input on
infrastructure decisions and they
should, because they’re the ones using
the infrastructure and of course the dis-
trict should be checking with them to
see what their needs are,” Brennan
Brennan, Mike McHenry and Porter
McHenry refer back to a Jan. 15 com-
mission meeting where they say both
Grenell and Harbormaster Scott
Grindy assured the board the fishermen
would be consulted prior to installing
a new hoist.
“The general manager said he was in
support of the public process/strate-
gic planning process at the [Jan. 15]
meeting but his actions [Tuesday]
make it apparent that backroom deals
still rule the day at Pillar Point
Harbor. Stakeholders were ignored in
favor of the ol’ boys club approach to
running a public facility,” Brennan
wrote in an email.
Bernardo said this was no backroom
deal as the actions are clearly outlined
in the lease agreement. The district
must abide by the terms of the lease
agreement and “where the hoist goes
is between the fish buyer and the har-
bormaster; it’s not up to the communi-
ty where it goes,” Bernardo said.
Yet the primary issue is the location
and the district’s promise to consult
with the stakeholders who have to
maneuver around the hoist, McHenry
“The main thing is crab season I
think it’s going to be the biggest
issue. There’re 60 or 70 crab boats.
It’s going to cause a lot of tension,
probably slow the boats down, keep-
ing them from making their income,
stuck at the dock waiting,” McHenry
Bernardo and Grenell said physical
constraint issues such as this will be
discussed as the district looks toward
developing its five-year business plan
and it will apply for a grant for the
plan at the end of the month.
Bernardo is hopeful that the new
hoist will prove a benefit by expedit-
ing fish unloading from which the dis-
trict will see more fees and the other
fish buyers are welcome to appeal for a
new hoist as well. As for outreach, it’s
another thing the district will look
toward improving, Bernardo said.
“Typically when you’re going to
make any type of changes to your
infrastructure you will send out a cour-
tesy bulletin that tells people this is
coming or there’s going to be con-
struction here,” Bernardo said. “And
that type of due diligence is usually
done and if it hasn’t happened I’m
sorry and it’s unfortunate it didn’t. But
we’re constantly making improve-
ments so hopefully next time we’ll be
making better outreach as a district.”
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Interesting new
connections will contribute to your personal prospects.
Meeting someone in a learning environment or at a
community event will turn out to be beneficial.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Health problems will
prevail if you aren’t getting enough rest. Financial
concerns or demanding family members will add to
your frustration. Keep your temper under control.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Focus on your goals, but
be careful not to spread yourself too thin. Timing and
a steady pace will make a difference. Trying to take on
too many responsibilities will be your undoing.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Stay out of office
debates and keep your opinions to yourself. You will
get a lot more done if you are able to ignore all the
disgruntled and bitter people around you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Your energy level is low.
Consider joining in some competitive games or sports
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110 Employment
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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 527153
Vanessa Georgina Briones Mora
Petitioner, Vanessa Georgina Briones
Mora filed a petition with this court for a
decree changing name as follows:
Present name: Vanessa Georgina
Briones Mora
Propsed Name: Vanessa Georgina
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on May 8, 2014
at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J, at 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 03/13/ 2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 03/10/2014
(Published, 04/04/14, 04/11/2014,
04/18/2014, 04/25/2014)
203 Public Notices
STATEMENT #2601557
The following person is doing business
as: S and S Family Sharing Shuttle Serv-
ice, 1105 Lord Nelson Ln. FOSTER
CITY, CA 94404, is hereby registered by
the following owner: John D. Rosant,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/ John D. Rosant /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Next Path, LLC, 2) Next Path 451
Mariposa St., BRISBANE, CA 94005, is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Next Path, LLC, CA. The business is
conducted by a Limited Liability Compa-
ny. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Debra Horen/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Sweeney Ridge Equestrian, 650
Cape Berton Dr., PACIFICA, CA 94044
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Golden Gate Stables, LLC, CA.
The business is conducted by a Limited
Liability Company. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A
/s/ Abraham Farag /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/20/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: JW Limousine Services, 661 5th
Ave., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Jona-
than Jose Fuentes Perez, 27727 Orlando
Ave., Hayward, CA 94545 and Williams
Molina, same address. The business is
conducted by Copartners. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Jonathan Jose Fuentes Perez/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Nazy Daryen Biz, 604 Santa Cruz
Ave., MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Amir Ganji, 6407 Berwickshire Way, San
Jose, CA 95120. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on .
/s/ Amir Ganji /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Snacks Antojitos Mexicanos, 31 N. B
St., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Perdo
Miguel Alvarez, 45 N. Ellsworth Ave.,
San mateo, CA 94401. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Perdo Miguel Alvarez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: DeQueen Fashion San Mateo, 37 E.
3rd. Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Grace Xu, 97 Lakewood Cir., San Mateo,
CA 94402. The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on .
/s/ Grace Xu /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Housing Services, 1050 Ralston
Ave., BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Wood-
mont Real Estate Services, LP, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Part-
nership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Ronald Granville /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Transcom Payment Solutions, 3600
Bridge Pkwy., Ste. 102, REDWOOD
CITY, CA 94065 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Merchant E. Solu-
tions, Inc, DE. The business is conduct-
ed by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Marcelo F. Penez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/01/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14, 04/25/14).
The following person is doing business
as: American Mobility CA, 7428 Mission
St., DALY CITY, CA 94014 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Ameri-
can Mobility, LLC. The business is con-
ducted by a Limited Liability Company.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Roselyn B. Jequinto /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14, 04/25/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Service Master Building Mainte-
nance, 562 Pilgrim Dr #B, FOSTER
CITY, CA 94404 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Bo-mic, Inc. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Sharon Boyd /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14, 04/25/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Service Master Disaster Restoration
Services, 561 Pilgrim Dr #B, FOSTER
CITY, CA 94404 is hereby registered by
the following owner: SMRWC, Inc, CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Sharon Boyd /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14, 04/25/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Phoenix Janitorial Services, 150
Gardiner Ave., #4, SOUTH SAN FRAN-
CISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Yohanna Mana
Gonzalez, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Khaled Bouhalkoum /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/28/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/10/14, 04/17/14, 04/24/14, 05/01/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Reviv Med Spa, 31 S. El Camino Re-
al, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Reviv
Med ical Spa, Inc, CA The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 0714/08.
/s/ Gayle Misle /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/03/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/11/14, 04/18/14, 04/25/14, 05/02/14).
The following person is doing business
as: A+ Modern Preschool, 241 Beach
Park Blvd., FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: Sepideh Sayar, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Sepideh Sayar /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/09/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/18/14, 04/25/14, 05/02/14, 05/09/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Bel Mateo Motel, 803 Belmont Ave.,
BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owners: Lloyd
DeMartini, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Lloyd DeMartini /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/08/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/18/14, 04/25/14, 05/02/14, 05/09/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Seoulful Fried Chicken, 107 S. Lin-
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: Hiyeea! Inc., CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Hye Chang /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/16/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/18/14, 04/25/14, 05/02/14, 05/09/14).
Irene Dimitri Tropiec
Case Number: 124349
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Irene Dimitri Tropiec. A
Petition for Probate has been filed by
Carlos Matthew Tropiec in the Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo.
The Petition for Probate requests that
Carlos Matthew Tropiec be appointed as
personal representative to administer the
estate of the decedent.
The petition requests the decedent’s 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
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: May 9, 2014 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal au-
thority may affect your rights as a cred-
itor. You may want to consult with an at-
torney knowledgeable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
John Breckenridge, Esq.
2901 Moorpark Ave., #175
SAN JOSE, CA 95128
Dated: Apr. 2, 2014
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on April 4, 11, 18, 2014.
203 Public Notices
Gary A. Patzelt
Case Number: 124375
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Gary A, Patzelt. A Peti-
tion for Probate has been filed by Wolf-
gang J. Patzelt in the Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo. The
Petition for Probate requests that Wolf-
gang J. Patzelt be appointed as personal
representative to administer the estate of
the decedent.
The petition requests authority to admin-
ister the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: May 13, 2014 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal au-
thority may affect your rights as a cred-
itor. You may want to consult with an at-
torney knowledgeable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Geoffrey Lee
1754 Technology Drive, #230
SAN JOSE, CA 95110
Dated: April 08, 2014
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on April 18, 25, May 2, 2014.
Shiyuan Bu
Case Number: 124380
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Shiyuan Bu. A Petition
for Probate has been filed by Chihwa
Shao in the Superior Court of California,
County of San Mateo. The Petition for
Probate requests that Chihwa Shao be
appointed as personal representative to
administer the estate of the decedent.
The petition requests authority to admin-
ister the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: May 14, 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
27 Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
203 Public Notices
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal au-
thority may affect your rights as a cred-
itor. You may want to consult with an at-
torney knowledgeable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Geoffrey Lee
1754 Technology Drive, #230
SAN JOSE, CA 95110
Dated: April 09, 2014
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on April 18, 25, May 2, 2014.
210 Lost & Found
FOUND: KEYS (3) on ring with 49'ers
belt clip. One is car key to a Honda.
Found in Home Depot parking lot in San
Carlos on Sunday 2/23/14. Call 650 490-
0921 - Leave message if no answer.
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by Lunardi’s market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
210 Lost & Found
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
REWARD!! LOST DOG - 15LB All White
Dog, needs meds, in the area of Oaknoll
RWC on 3/23/13, (650)400-1175
16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent
condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
50 SHADES of Grey Trilogy, Excellent
Condition $25. (650)615-0256
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
RICHARD NORTH Patterson 5 Hard-
back Books @$3 each (650)341-1861
TRAVIS MCGEE (Wikipedia) best mys-
teries 18 classic paperbacks for $25.
Steve (650) 518-6614
295 Art
"AMERICAN GRIZZLEY" limited print by
Michael Coleman. Signed & numbered.
Professionally framed 22x25.. $99. 650-
5 prints, nude figures, 14” x 18”, signed
Andrea Medina, 1980s. $40/all. 650-345-
6 CLASSIC landscape art pictures,
28”x38” glass frame. $15 each OBO.
Must see to appreciate. SOLD!
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166
POSTER, LINCOLN, advertising Honest
Ale, old stock, green and black color.
$15. (650)348-5169
296 Appliances
HOOD, G.E. Good condition, clean,
white.. $30. (650)348-5169
MAYTAG WALL oven, 24”x24”x24”, 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” Boy’s Bike, Good Condi-
tion $40 (650)756-9516
298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all (650)365-
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $50. OBO,
BOX OF 2000 Sports Cards, 1997-2004
years, $20 (650)592-2648
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
FRANKLIN MINT Thimble collection with
display rack. $55. 650-291-4779
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
299 Computers
1982 TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4A com-
puter, new condition, complete accesso-
ries, original box. $99. (650)676-0974
300 Toys
14 HOTWHEELS - Redline, 32
Ford/Mustang/Corv. $90 all (650)365-
‘66 CHEVELLE TOY CAR, Blue collecti-
ble. $12. (415)337-1690
PILGRIM DOLLS, 15” boy & girl, new,
from Harvest Festival, adorable $25 650-
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertible
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$99 (650)591-9769
RADIO CONTROL car; Jeep with off
road with equipment $99 OBO
SMALL WOOD dollhouse 4 furnished
rooms. $35 650-558-8142
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (650)349-6059
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
14” x 21”, carved top, $45.,
ANTIQUE CRYSTAL table lamps, (2),
shades need to be redone. Free. Call
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
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
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72” x 40” , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $700. (650)766-3024
OLD VINTAGE Wooden “Sea Captains
Tool Chest” 35 x 16 x 16, $65 (650)591-
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
303 Electronics
27” SONY TRINITRON TV - great condi-
tion, rarely used, includes remote, not flat
screen, $55., (650)357-7484
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
303 Electronics
AUTO TOP hoist still in box
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
BLACKBERRY PHONE good condition
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
new, $20., (415)410-5937
COMPACT PLAYER - Digital audio DVD
video/CD music never used in box.
only $18, 650-595-3933
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
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
SONY TRINITRON 21” Color TV. Great
Picture and Sound. $39. (650)302-2143
WESTINGHOUSE 32” Flatscreen TV,
model#SK32H240S, with HDMI plug in
and remote, excellent condition. Two
available, $175 each. (650)400-4174
304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
banker’s rack. Beautiful style; for plants
flowers sculptures $70 (415)585-3622
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
CHAIRS, WITH Chrome Frame, Brown
Vinyl seats $15.00 each. (650)726-5549
shelves and doors. Beautiful. 23 width 30
height 11 depth $75 (650)591-4927
DINETTE SET, round 42" glass table,
with 4 chairs, pick up Foster City. Free.
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DISPLAY CABINET 72”x 21” x39 1/2”
High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
EZ CHAIR, large, $15. Call
FLAT TOP DESK, $35.. Call
CHAIR, Paid $865 two months ago. Con-
dition like new. Asking $400/or best offer.
Call Harry Langdon, (650)375-1414
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
NICHOLS AND Stone antique brown
spindle wood rocking chair. $99
650 302 2143
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
304 Furniture
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
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,
1970’s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SMALL VANITY chair with stool and mir-
ror $99. (650)622-6695
SOFA - excelleNT condition. 8 ft neutral
color $99 OBO (650)345-5644
with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274
SOLID WOOD oak desk $50 (650)622-
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
TABLE 4X4X4. Painted top $40
TEA/ UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for ster-
eo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26 “
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WALNUT CABINET T/V glass door/
drawers on roller 50"W x58"H ex/co.$60.
WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with
upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WICKER DRESSER, white, 3 drawers,
exc condition 31 width 32 height 21.5
depth $35 (650)591-4927
WOOD - wall Unit - 30" long x 6' tall x
17.5" deep. $90. (650)631-9311
WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condi-
tion $65.00 (650)504-6058
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves,
cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. Three avail-
able, (650)345-5502
immaculate, 2 each: Pillow covers,
shams, 1 spread/ cover, washable $25.
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
COOKING POTS(2) stainless steel, tem-
perature-resistent handles, 21/2 & 4 gal.
$5 for both. (650) 574-3229.
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
306 Housewares
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.
mulch or mow also elec trimmer $50 or
bo (650)591-6842
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
PANASONIC FAX machine, works
great, $20. (650-578-9045)
28 Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Famiglia
6 Celtic language
11 Base enforcers,
14 Menu listings
15 Muse with a lyre
16 Bugler in a forest
17 Fish-derived
19 Behold
20 Diners Club
21 Binding promise
22 Tool that’s not for
24 Prince Charles’
27 Title stuffed bear
in a 2012 film
28 Valley where
Hercules slew a
29 Site of the Alaska
33 Blues home:
34 Cellular
37 Leaving the
41 Brest pals
42 Of Mice and __
43 Hall of Fame
umpire Conlan
44 App writer
46 “... against a __
of troubles”:
48 1982 Joan Jett &
the Blackhearts
54 Luxury watch
55 Bailed-out
insurance co.
56 Mislead
58 “The Prague
59 Literary orphan ...
and what 17-, 24-,
37- and 48-
Across each
62 It may be fresh or
63 Milk source
64 Sculled
65 House and
66 Bygone
67 Winemaking tool
1 Mineral found in
2 Basic matter
3 Vengeful
sorceress of
4 Appomattox
bicentennial year
5 Faulkner’s “__
Lay Dying”
6 Did lawn work
7 Proofer’s find
8 Thai native
9 Last words in a
drink recipe,
10 “Total patient”
11 Like one
expected to
12 Fabric fold
13 Slants
18 Revolting
23 __ Rico
25 Angled ltrs.
26 Not misled by
29 Where to get
wraps and
30 “Are you going?”
31 French and
Italian flags
32 Disputed Balkan
33 Vice principle
35 Hunky-dory
36 __-cone
38 Taurus
39 Florida’s __
40 Out of a jamb?
45 Pious
46 They’re often
on a slippery
47 MIT grad, often
48 Construction
49 Understandable
50 Underground
51 Sun Tzu’s “The
Art __”
52 Longest river in
53 Gets knocked off
57 Old Fords
60 Gilbert and
Sullivan princess
61 Part of an inning
By Peter Koetters
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55.
CHEESESET 6 small and 1 large plate
Italian design never used Ceramica Cas-
tellania $25. (650)644-9027
good condition, needs ribbon (type
needed attached) $35 San Bruno
condition $50., (650)878-9542
FLOWER POT w/ 10 Different cute
succulents, $5.(650)952-4354
used $8., (408)249-3858
GOURMET SET for cooking on your ta-
ble. European style. $15 (650)644-9027
glass in front and sides (650)355-2996
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.,
310 Misc. For Sale
$30. (650)726-1037
cooler includes icepak. $20
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
Cheese Tote - new black $45
$5; new aluminum btl $3 650-595-3933
NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,
gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
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
310 Misc. For Sale
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
312 Pets & Animals
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
315 Wanted to Buy
Gold, Silver, Platinum
Always True & Honest values
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
BEAUTIFUL FAUX mink fur jacket (pics
avail) Like new. Sz 10. 650-349-6969
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
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
DRESS SIZE 6-8, $35 (650)873-8167
WESTERN HAT brown color large size 7
5/8 never worn weatherproof $50 obo
WHITE LACE 1880’s reproduction dress
- size 6, $100., (650)873-8167
317 Building Materials
30 FLUORESCENT Lamps 48" (brand
new in box) $75 for all (650)369-9762
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
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
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
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sale, moving sale, estate
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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
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
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
Cimpler Real Estate - Reinventing
Home Buying
To Buy Smarter Call Artur Urbanski,
533 Airport Blvd, 4th Flr, Burlingame
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedrooms, new carpets, new granite
counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered
carports, storage, pool, no pets.
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.-59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
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on a trade-in or
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Daily Journal’s
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‘til you sell it!
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Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
DODGE ‘99 Van, Good Condition,
$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 sharpcar.com
#126837 SOLD!
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 & SUV’s
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
29 Friday • April 18, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Decks & Fences
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Fences - Gates - Decks
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Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
For all your
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Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
Service Upgrades
Remodels / Repairs
The tradesman you will
trust and recommend
Lic# 808182
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We also do seed/sod of lawns
Spring planting
Sprinklers and irrigation
Pressure washing
Call Robert
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Showroom by appointment
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related to her fourth arrest at San Francisco
International Airport for trespassing and
being in violation of a court-ordered ban
April 7.
Hartman, 62, had settled two of her cases
just days before being caught in the air-
port’s food court restroom.
Hartman pleaded no-contest to trespass-
ing Thursday and was ordered to appear
Friday, April 25 to evaluate whether her case
should be transferred to the Pathways
Program, San Mateo County’s mental
health treatment court, District Attorney
Steve Wagstaffe said.
“Outstanding. I’m pleased to hear it
because I have no idea what her mental
health circumstances are but if she does
have mental health issues, Pathways is the
way to deal with it,” Wagstaffe said.
Hartman’s run-in with the law began in
February when she was arrested following
three attempts within five days to board
Hawaii-bound flights without a ticket. The
first time she managed to get on board but
was discovered when the actual ticket holder
arrived at the seat. The next two times,
including once when she used a discarded
boarding pass, she was stopped at the secu-
rity gate.
During one of her arrests, she was found
with her probation paperwork in her purse
and told the arresting officer she felt safer at
the airport than at her San Francisco apart-
After another attempt to sneak through
security, Hartman reportedly told authori-
ties she has cancer and wanted to go some-
where warm.
It is believed Hartman may have had can-
cer eight or nine years ago, however, she
doesn’t appear to still be suffering from it,
Wagstaffe said.
The court is unsure whether she has any
relatives, as every time she’s been asked for
an emergency or family contact, she uni-
formly says “none,” Wagstaffe said.
Hartman had previously settled two cases
with a plea deal predicated on up to 60 days
in jail.
Hartman’s bail was reduced for one charge
from $25,000 to $2,500, however, in com-
bination with her previous charge, she is
now being held on $10,000 bail and had not
posted bail as of Thursday afternoon,
Wagstaffe said.
Along with the April 7 charges, her March
26 attempt is still outstanding and may be
tacked on depending how the April 25
appearance goes, Wagstaffe said.
Treatment at Pathways is considered very
intensive probation supervision in which if
one goes on medication, and very often
they do, the Pathways staff will ensure they
stay on their medication, Wagstaffe said.
The treatment team is comprised of peo-
ple from the county’s Mental Health and
Probation departments, Wagstaffe said.
However, as the county has limited
resources, they will only accept people in
the Pathways program who have significant
mental health issues, Wagstaffe said.
Yet as no county officials seem to know
what her mental health status is, her enter-
ing into the program could provide some
answers to this woman’s bizarre trespassing
crimes, Wagstaffe said.
“Is this because of mental health prob-
lems? Is this because she’s simply lonely?
Or what’s provoking this? That’s what the
team, the Pathways mental health team, will
explore and give a conclusion to the judge
and me,” Wagstaffe said.
Continued from page 1
Gee bought his dog, named Tipsy, with
his girlfriend while attending the
University of California at Santa Barbara in
2006, Wagstaffe said.
After breaking up with his girlfriend, Gee
and Tipsy moved in with Gee’s mother in
San Mateo in 2010, Wagstaffe said. Gee was
very loving with Tipsy and the two played
regularly, according to the District
Attorney’s Office.
However, Gee had ongoing serious mental
health problems and, on the evening of Jan.
23, he was suffering a psychotic break dur-
ing which he believed the dog was a demon
and heard voices telling him to kill his dog,
Wagstaffe said.
He then strangled Tipsy and used a knife
to cut up his dog after it was deceased before
finally burning it in his backyard barbecue,
according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Gee’s mother and sister saw nothing
unusual occur that night, Gee didn’t appear
angry, the dog didn’t mess on the floor,
however, the next morning the sister woke
up and smelled something burning in the
backyard, Wagstaffe said.
When she asked Gee where the dog was he
apparently acted bizarrely and said the dog
ran away, Wagstaffe said.
Gee’s family discovered Tipsy’s remains
in the barbecue grill and called authorities
who placed Gee on a section 5150 psychi-
atric hold, according to the District
Attorney’s Office.
As Gee’s actions constitute animal cruel-
t y, the Peninsula Humane Society took the
investigative lead in the sad and horrific
case, PHS spokesman Scott Delucchi said.
“There are obviously different levels from
this. One, from the animal’s standpoint, it’s
horrific, we’ve never seen anything like it,”
Delucchi said. “The other level, is the per-
son involved and there was some kind of
break and really, from the PHS standpoint,
our hope is that the person is not around
animals and that he gets the professional
help that he needs. We understand that
there’s a human side of it, but just again,
from the animal side of it, it’s obviously
best if he’s not around animals.”
Most of the cases the PHS sees have more
to do with neglect, intentional or not, but
sadly, they do see heinous crimes against
animals “where someone has gone out of
their way to just inflict pain or harm or suf-
fering on an animal,” Delucchi said.
In this case, it appears mental illness
played a role, however, Gee’s actions are
“like something that someone would see in
a horror movie, except that this really hap-
pened,” said Delucchi.
Delucchi said he is thankful the county
has a district attorney who takes animal cru-
elty cases very seriously yet he recognizes
there was more at play in this case.
One of the reasons this case stands out
was the method in which the dog was killed,
Wagstaffe said.
“The other is just a reminder of what men-
tal health issues can cause, can provoke in
people. As everyone knows, jails are called
the number one mental health facilities in
the world. There are more people suffering
from mental health ... in our jails and pris-
ons than in hospitals,” Wagstaffe said. “The
reason they’re in jail (is) while suffering
from mental illness, they engage in crimi-
nal conduct.”
Gee’s defense attorney Ross Green said he
could not comment on the case, however, a
pretrial conference has been scheduled July
15 and a jury trial Aug. 4.
Gee is out on $50,000 bail.
Continued from page 1
By Lara Jakes and John Heilprin
GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine
and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative
steps to halt violence and calm tensions
along their shared border after more than a
month of Cold War-style military posturing
triggered by Moscow’s annexation of
Russia’s pledge to refrain from further
provocative actions drew support but also a
measure of skepticism from President Barack
Obama, who said at a news conference at the
White House that the United States and its
allies were prepared to ratchet up sanctions if
Moscow doesn’t fulfill its commitments.
“I don’t think we can be sure of anything at
this point,” Obama said after Secretary of
State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov and diplomats from Ukraine
and Europe sealed their agreement after hours
of talks in Geneva.
The abruptly announced agreement, bro-
kered by the West, provides no long-term
guide for Ukraine’s future nor any guarantee
that the crisis in eastern Ukraine will abate.
But it eases international pressure both on
Moscow and nervous European Union
nations that depend on Russia for their ener-
Reached after seven hours of negotiations,
the deal requires all sides to refrain from vio-
lence, intimidation or provocative actions.
It calls for disarming all illegally armed
groups and returning to Ukrainian authori-
ties control of buildings seized by pro-
Russian separatists during protests.
Notably, though, it does not require
Russia to withdraw an estimated 40,000
troops massed near the Ukrainian bor-
der. Nor does it call for direct talks
between Russia and Ukraine.
The agreement says Kiev’s plans to reform
its constitution and transfer more power
from the central government to regional
authorities must be inclusive, transparent
and accountable. It gives amnesty to protest-
ers who comply with the demands, except
those found guilty of committing capital
The negotiations came against the back-
drop of the bloodiest episode to date in the
clashes that pit the new government in Kiev
against an eastern insurgency the West
believes is backed by Moscow.
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions — for now
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