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Tuesday • May 20, 2014 • Vol XIII, Edition 236
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO — California is at the
“epicenter” of global warming and other
climate change, with the state experiencing
longer fire seasons, rising sea levels and
droughts that threaten agriculture, Gov.
Jerry Brown said Monday.
The governor made his remarks during a
conference about climate
change, as California was
mopping up from a string
of wildfires in San Diego
County that caused more
than $20 million in dam-
The event also came as
scientists warn that high-
er temperatures will lead
to more frequent and intense wildfires
throughout the West, and after scientists
confirmed that the huge West Antarctic ice
sheet is beginning to collapse and could
boost sea levels as much as 12 feet.
Brown said California has had almost
twice the number of forest fires this year
compared to normal levels, and the fire sea-
son is now 70 days longer than it was his-
torically, adding that “we’ve got to adapt
because the climate is changing.”
The Democratic governor said
Californians drive almost 1 billion miles a
day at the same time the state is aggressive-
ly trying to reduce carbon emissions. He
said making the switch to a culture that is
less dependent on burning fossil fuels
won’t be easy.
‘Epicenter’ of global warming
Gov. Jerry Brown says California has to adapt because the climate is changing
Council control of
bridge up for vote
Half Moon Bay to decide whether Main
Street Bridge’s fate is in public’s hands
By Samantha Weigel
A contentious debate over the fate of a 103-year-old
bridge in Half Moon Bay will be presented to the voters
with one group arguing enlarging or replacing the infra-
structure should always be up to the public while the City
Council seeks to retain its authority.
Measure E, the Main Street Bridge Safety and
Accessibility Act, and Measure F, the Main Street Bridge
Preservation Act, will be presented to Half Moon Bay resi-
Civil grand jury knocks
special district websites
Report recommends greater transparency
By Michelle Durand
The websites of all 23 San Mateo County independent
special districts lack information like meeting agendas and
financial data and more than half are substantially inade-
quate, the civil grand jury concluded in a new report on
By Angela Swartz
You might think Notre Dame High
School-Belmont sophomore Allison
Taylor is a pack rat when you happen
upon the 76 boxes she has stacked up
in her garage, but there’s more to the
story than meets the eye.
These 3,000 pounds of boxes con-
tain books Taylor began collecting a
few years ago in an effort to help sup-
port literacy in Africa. Now, the 16-
year-old Hillsborough resident will
travel to Northern Ghana in late July to
deliver the 5,600 books. The goal of
Taylor’s group, Book Buddies, is to
provide recreational reading material
to those who lack resources.
“When I was in middle school, we
were learning about the literacy rates
in Ghana — there is one book to every
12 children,” Taylor said. “I started
collecting in seventh-grade and wanted
to hit a goal of 5,000 so I could go
over and personally deliver them.”
An avid reader, Taylor enjoyed par-
ticipating in the reading buddy pro-
gram in her elementary school in
which older students support younger
students by reading with them.
“I wanted to become a book buddy in
fifth-grade and be able to influence kids
on how to read,” she said. “When I got
Book buddy
High schooler traveling to Ghana to deliver children’s books
Allison Taylor packs up books in her garage to be delivered to Africa.The sophomore has been collecting the books since she
was in seventh-grade.
The heated battle over the Main Street Bridge began after
Caltrans gave it a sufficiency rating of 24 out of 100 and the
council voted in September to replace the bridge.
See BRIDGE, Page 18
See WEBSITES, Page 20 See BOOKS, Page 20
Jerry Brown
See CLIMATE, Page 20
Mom accused of attacking
bully may have wrong boy
California mother suspected of attack-
ing a 12-year-old boy she said was bul-
lying her daughter at school may have
targeted the wrong child, a sheriff’s offi-
cial said Monday.
Investigators have not found evidence
linking the boy to the bullying allega-
tions, Sonoma County sheriff’s Lt.
Steve Brown said. He said they are look-
ing into whether another child may have
harassed the girl.
“We are unable to determine if any bul-
lying ever occurred,” Brown said. “We
don’t know if this kid bullied this girl at
all. It looks like he did not. We can’t find
anybody to say that he did.”
The girl’s mom, Delia Garcia-
Bratcher, was arrested Saturday on suspi-
cion of inflicting injury on a child after
sheriff’s deputies say she came to Olivet
Elementary Charter School in Santa
Rosa on Friday and grabbed the boy by
the throat. She asked her son, who also
attends the school, to point out who was
bullying her daughter, the sheriff’s
office said.
Attempts to reach Garcia-Bratcher
were unsuccessful Monday as telephone
numbers listed for her were disconnect-
ed. It is not clear whether she has
retained a lawyer, Brown said.
While several students saw the inci-
dent, no adults witnessed what hap-
pened, Brown said. The students later
told a deputy that Garcia-Bratcher threat-
ened the boy about bullying her daugh-
ter. The school staff took photos of red
marks on the boy’s neck, Brown said.
On Saturday, Garcia-Bratcher came
into the sheriff’s office to give a state-
ment and was briefly taken into custody
afterward, Brown said. She was later
released on $30,000 bail.
“The mother said she didn’t do it,”
Brown said. “Even if some bullying did
occur, that doesn’t change the crime that
the mother allegedly committed.”
Ad company takes down
Southern secession billboard
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The head of
the Confederate League of the South
says an advertising company has
removed a highway billboard that advo-
cated a Southern secession from the
United States.
Michael Hill is president of the
Confederate League of the South. He said
Monday that Lamar Advertising Co.
took down the billboard along Interstate
85 in Montgomery following com-
plaints. The billboard had the word
“secede” in capital letters, along with
the league’s name and website.
The sign went up Friday and was
removed over the weekend.
Hill said the company offered a refund,
but that wasn’t necessary since he had
yet to pay.
ALamar Advertising executive did not
return a message seeking comment.
Boston drivers
urged to ‘Use Yah Blinkah’
BOSTON — Perhaps the reason noto-
riously aggressive Boston drivers don’t
use their turn signals is that no one’s
ever put it in terms they understand.
The Massachusetts Department of
Transportation on Friday changed that
by posting messages on electronic
highway signs around the city that read:
“Changing Lanes? Use Yah Blinkah.”
“Blinkah” is how Bostonians pro-
nounce “blinker,” otherwise known as a
turn signal.
The signs are scheduled to stay up
through the Mother’s Day on Sunday,
which state officials say is one of the
busiest traffic days of the year.
Drivers who fail to use their “blinkah”
when changing lanes on a
Massachusetts highway are subject to a
fine. Police across the state handed out
almost 5,000 tickets for the offense last
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TV personality Ted
Allen is 49.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Regular trans-Atlantic mail service
began as a Pan American Airways
plane, the Yankee Clipper, took off
from Port Washington, New York,
bound for Marseille, France.
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the
hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some
stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking
the moment and making the best of it, without
knowing what’s going to happen next.”
— Gilda Radner (1946-1989)
Cher is 68.
Rapper Busta
Rhymes is 42.
These two dogs were among the more than 100 pets that turned out for the San Carlos Hometown Days Pet Parade Sunday.
Pets walked a red carpet,took part in an agility course and some showed off their best costumes before King Duncan Donut
and Queen Nibbler were crowned.
Tuesday: Cloudy in the morning then
becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the
upper 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in
the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 10
mph...Becoming southwest after mid-
Wednesday: Cloudy in the morning then
becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. West
winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening then
becoming cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to
10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.
Thursday night and Friday: Partly cloudy.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1712, the original version of Alexander Pope’s satirical
mock-heroic poem “The Rape of the Lock” was published
anonymously in Lintot’s Miscellany.
I n 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead
Act, which was intended to encourage settlements west of
the Mississippi River by making federal land available for
I n 1902, the United States ended a three-year military pres-
ence in Cuba as the Republic of Cuba was established under
its first elected president, Tomas Estrada Palma.
I n 1914, the song “By the Beautiful Sea” by Harry Carroll
and Harold R. Atteridge was published by Shapiro,
Bernstein & Co. Inc., in New York.
I n 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field
in Long Island, New York, aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on
his historic solo flight to France.
I n 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to
become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
(Because of weather and equipment problems, Earhart set
down in Northern Ireland instead of her intended destina-
tion, France.)
I n 1942, during World War II, the Office of Civilian
Defense was established.
I n 1959, nearly 5,000 Japanese-Americans had their U.S.
citizenship restored after renouncing it during World War II.
I n 1961, a white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Riders
in Montgomery, Alabama, prompting the federal govern-
ment to send in U.S. marshals to restore order.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: When it was time for him to pay for his game
of pool, the player used — POCKET CHANGE
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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Actor-author James McEachin is 84. Actor Anthony Zerbe is
78. Actor David Proval is 72. Singer Joe Cocker is 70. Actor-
comedian Dave Thomas is 65. Rock musician Warren Cann is
62. Former New York Gov. David Paterson is 60. Actor Dean
Butler is 58. TV-radio personality Ron Reagan is 56. Rock
musician Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go’s) is 56. Actor Bronson
Pinchot is 55. Singer Susan Cowsill is 55. Actor John
Billingsley is 54. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 54. Singer Nick
Heyward is 53. Actress Mindy Cohn is 48. Rock musician
Tom Gorman (Belly) is 48. Actress Gina Ravera is 48. Actor
Timothy Olyphant is 46. Actress Daya Vaidya is 41.
The Daily Derby race winners are Gorgeous
George, No. 8, in first place; Gold Rush, No. 1, in
second place; and Solid Gold, No. 10, in third
place.The race time was clocked at 1:48.60.
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DUI. A drunk driver hit a person’s car in
their driveway on the first block of
Poinsettia Avenue before 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 15.
Theft. Aboy’s backpack was taken on the
400 block of Barneston Avenue before 8:07
p.m. Thursday, May 15.
Disturbance. A man was seen fighting a
pregnant lady on the 200 block of West
39th Avenue before 10:39 a.m. Thursday,
May 15.
Mi nor injury acci dent . One person in a
vehicle accident was hobbling around at
16th Avenue and Palm Avenue before 8:37
p.m. Wednesday, May 14.
Petty theft. Ashed was burglarized on the
900 block of Francisco Street in El Granada
before 9:43 a.m. Monday, May 12.
Suspi ci ous ci rcumstances. A woman
reported returning home to find her stove
on and her door deadbolt locked on the 300
block of Third Street in Montara before
10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7.
DUI. Aman stopped by officers for swerv-
ing in traffic was found to be intoxicated
and failed the sobriety test on North
Cabrillo at Coronado before 1:10 a.m.
Saturday, May 3.
Police reports
A crazy report
A10-year-old girl reported that her dad
was crazy on the 700 block of South
Idaho Street in San Mateo before 9:11
p.m. Thursday, May 15.
By Angela Swartz
The results are starting to trickle in for a
districtwide climate survey of the Millbrae
Elementary School District spurred by con-
cerns about a poor work environment for
teachers, but officials and parents would like
the data presented in a way that would let
them know how each individual school is
doing and be easier to read.
Results, disclosed last week, showed 512
parents, 77 certified faculty and 38 classified
staff completed surveys, totaling 627 sur-
veys taken in three groups. There were mul-
tiple themes across survey groups, including
that equity is valued, trust and morale are low
and the potential for improvement around a
collaborative culture, according to the sur-
vey. Answers range from strongly disagree
to strongly agree corresponds with scores of
one to five for each question and the data is a
bit difficult to understand, said board
President Denis Fama.
“I’m trying to get that data formatted in a
way that is more readable, understandable
and comparable,” Fama said.
Parents wrote 128 negative comments
related to the district governance team, with
the most negative comments being related
to boardsmanship, 29, and open, honest
communication, 18. Certified faculty left 29
negative comments on governance, with the
most complaints being related to trust,
respect and value. Classified staff left 17
negative comments, with boardsmanship
also being the biggest issue. Parents had 80
negative comments on district leadership,
certified faculty had 28 negative comments
and classified staff had 9 negative com-
ments, according to data from Pivot
Learning Partners, the group that conducted
the surveys.
Fama is suggesting a format that would
show questions and the percentages of
answers in each question, so the results can
be looked at all in one page.
“It’s a little bit early,” he said. “I want to
have the whole board look at it in June. It’s
a terrific guide for us to either sustain what
we have done well or improve areas of con-
cern. It’s a great planning document for the
The survey of staff, parents and teachers
was authorized by the district following ten-
sions between the administration and teach-
ers. These tensions were specifically ignited
by the December 2013 resignation of Taylor
Middle School Principal Lesley Martin, who
some felt was intimidated by Superintendent
Linda Luna and the school board into leav-
ing. Teachers and parents expressed concern
that the administration was making for a
poor work environment, with the Millbrae
Education Association and Classified School
Employees Association going so far as to
vote no confidence in Luna. The district did
say it is making an effort to work more with
teachers and staff.
Some parents felt it would have been a bet-
ter idea to compile separate surveys for each
school, noting it’s hard to know how their
particular school is doing as the comments
compiled are not categorized by school.
“This was really kind of to open up the
box,” said Ida Jew of Pivot Learning
Originally, the survey was only supposed
to be done at Taylor, but the administration
decided it would be a good idea to get a read
on the entire district climate.
One issue with the surveys was that some
parents felt it was difficult to get to the
online link. Additionally, some parents
could have taken the survey more than once
if they had children in more than one school
in the district.
“The only thing not included is individual
comments,” Jew said. “We wanted people to
be able to say what they wanted to say with-
out any fear of being tied back to some-
body. ”
The board is going to be studying the
results more and determining next steps for
setting my goals for this coming year, said
Survey questions were put together by a
Taylor teacher, board Vice President Lynne
Ferrario, Fama and Jew, putting in more than
100 man hours, Fama said.
“There are things we might have done dif-
ferently undoubtedly,” he said. “That will be
part of our report. The intention would be to
do these (surveys) every couple of years, but
I’m open to a redo next year. ”
The contract, not to exceed $15,000, with
Pivot extends through June 30.
Aside from a board meeting presentation
of the data, presentations have already taken
place at Taylor Middle School, Green Hills
Elementary School and Meadows
Elementary School. There will also be par-
ent meetings 8:30 a.m. May 28 at Lomita
Park Elementary School and 6 p.m. June 11
at Spring Valley Elementary School.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Millbrae school climate results released
Survey finds there’s room for improvement in the district
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Home Liquidity Solutions
Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt to
celebrate the life of Ron A. Glass
on Sat. May 24 and Sun. May 25,
11 am to 2 am, both days.
Bring your favorite dish for
the potluck to Clooney's Pub,
1189 Laurel Street, San Carlos.
All are welcome.
• The Redwood City Planning
Commi ssi on will consider a his-
toric preservation permit applica-
tion by the Hi st ori c Uni on
Cemetery As s oc i at i on t o
restore the decorative iron fence at
the Al fred Lathro p gravesite.
Lathrop died in 1863 at age 1 and the ornate iron fence,
now in disrepair, was built to surround his raised tomb.
The restoration will include near-replica iron work, origi-
nal pieces and an education plaque.
The Pl anni ng Commi ssi on meets 7 p.m. Tuesday,
May 20 at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood
• The San Carlos City Council met in closed ses-
sion Monday afternoon to discuss options for a possible
land swap, sale or lease between the city and the elemen-
tary school district to accommodate the Charter
Learning Center. The City Council previously indicat-
ed a preference for a sale but met again to consider other
direction before meeting with the district. There was no
reportable action taken, said Mayor Mark Olbert.
• The Foster Ci ty Counci l will hold a public hearing
to discuss its budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The meet-
ing is 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 2 at City Hall, 620
Foster City Blvd. The budget is scheduled to be finalized
June 16, 2014.
• Foster Ci t y’s Assistant City Manager St eve
Tol er announced Monday he will be resigning after 17
years of serving the city. Toler accepted a position as the
assistant city manager of Millbrae and will be working
with Mi l l brae’s City Manager Marci a Rai nes.
Toler’s last day as a Foster City employee is June 13.
SACRAMENTO — California’s
drought will cost the state’s agricultur-
al economy an estimated $1.7 billion
this year and leave some 14,500 farm-
workers without jobs, says a prelimi-
nary study released Monday by the
University of California, Davis,
Center for Watershed Sciences.
The study was done at the request of
the California Department of Food and
Agriculture and used computer models
and recent water delivery figures to
arrive at its conclusions.
Central Valley farmers expect 1/3
less irrigation water in a state that
leads the nation in the production of
fruits, vegetables and nuts. The report
estimates 6 percent of farmland in the
Central Valley — or 410,000 acres —
could go unplanted because of cuts in
water deliveries. Amore detailed report
is due out this summer.
“We wanted to provide a foundation
for state agricultural and water policy-
makers to understand the impacts of
the drought on farmers and farm com-
munities,” said the study’s lead author,
Richard Howitt, a US Davis professor
emeritus of agriculture and resource
With less river water available for
irrigating crops, the report says that
farmers will pump more ground water,
which will cost an estimated $450 mil-
lion but still leave them short of sup-
The communities hardest hit by the
drought lie in the San Joaquin and
Central Valley, the report says.
UC Davis’ Jay Lund, a co-author of
the study, said he expects the drought
to create hardships on farmers, their
communities and the environment, but
California’s overall economy should-
n’t be threatened. He said agriculture
makes up less than 3 percent of
California’s $1.9 trillion gross
domestic product annually.
California drought costs
Central Valley $2 billion
GoPro Inc. has filed the paperwork to
take its niche video camera business
The company, based in San Mateo
makes devices popular with extreme
athletes. Its small and durable cameras,
which sell for several hundred dollars,
can be found on the tops of helmets of
skiers, handlebars of mountain bikers
and the fronts of surfboards.
GoPro indicated in the filing that it
hopes to raise up to $100 million, but
that amount is likely to change as the
banks managing the deal gauge
investor interest. The company did not
say how many shares it hoped to sell
or for what price.
It plans to use the proceeds for gen-
eral corporate purposes and to repay a
GoPro generated net income of
$60.6 million in 2013 on revenue of
$985.7 million, according to its filing
Monday with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission. That’s up
from net income of $32.3 million and
revenue of $526 million the year
GoPro files paperwork for IPO
SACRAMENTO — Candidates or
lawmakers who illegally use cam-
paign contributions for personal
expenses would have to pay an equal
amount to the state treasury under a
bill passed by the Assembly.
AB2692 by Democratic
Assemblyman Paul Fong of Cupertino
passed Monday 69-0 and heads to the
The California Fair Political
Practices Commissions, the state’s
campaign watchdog agency, can issue
fines of $5,000 per count for campaign
expenses unrelated to politics or legis-
Fong’s bill would require violators
to pay the cash value of personal
expenses on top of the fines.
Bill requires payments for misusing campaign funds
Suicide-prevention training bill passes Assembly
SACRAMENTO — A bill requiring mental health profes-
sionals to undergo suicide-prevention training is moving
through the Legislature, with federal data showing adult sui-
cides soaring since 1999.
AB2189 heads to the Senate after narrowly passing the
Assembly Monday on a 44-11 vote.
Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine of San Rafael says
his bill follows recommendations from a national suicide-
prevention coalition. Several Republican and Democratic
lawmakers questioned whether a mandate is the best
approach, noting opposition from professional groups.
The bill sets training requirements for psychologists,
social workers, family therapists and counselors, to take
effect in 2016.
Bill raises penalty for pursuing minor prostitutes
SACRAMENTO — The state Assembly has passed legisla-
tion doubling county jail sentences for those convicted of
soliciting minor prostitutes, although it originally con-
tained much harsher penalties.
AB1791 by Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein
of San Diego heads to the Senate after Monday’s 71-0 vote.
Maienschein says his bill provides a deterrent to child
prostitution by increasing jail sentences to one year.
Before amendments, defendants originally would have
faced up to 15 years in state prison on human trafficking
charges regardless of whether they knew the prostitutes’ age.
Around the state
An irrigation pipe is seen at a farm near Cantua Creek.
Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Drunk driver arrested
after crashing into parked car
A70-year-old man who crashed into a
parked car was arrested for driving under
the influence of alcohol in South San
Francisco on Wednesday night, police
At about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
officers responded to the 700 block of
Miller Avenue on a report of crash.
Officers arrived to find the driver,
South San Francisco resident Thomas
Velasquez, at the scene.
Velasquez admitted to police that he
had been drinking alcoholic beverages
while in San Francisco prior to driving
and that he was responsible for hitting
the parked car.
Officers examined Velasquez and
determined that he was under the influ-
ence of alcohol.
San Mateo police
name new captain
Jack Ratcliffe, a member of the San
Mateo Police Department for 25 years,
was promoted to
captain by Police
Chief Susan
Manheimer Friday.
Ratcliffe has
served as a commu-
nity police officer,
the downtown officer
and the area lieu-
tenant for several
neighborhoods. He
has also served in a
variety of assignments within the
department including field operations,
business and entertainment liaison,
field training officer, tactical negotia-
tions, traffic and investigations. While
the supervising lieutenant in the
Investigations Bureau, he helped to cre-
ate the Special Victims Unit and over-
saw the implementation of Intelligence
Led Policing through the creation of the
Crime Analysis Division, according to
San Mateo police.
He will be assigned to oversee the
Field Operations Bureau and Capt.
Wayne Hoss will assume command of
the Support Services Division, accord-
ing to San Mateo police.
The department’s management team
consists of the chief, two captains and
six lieutenants.
K9 helps officers
make drug arrest
A41-year-old Redwood City man was
arrested Saturday night with assistance
from K9 officer Ajax who tipped officers
off to a duffel bag in his vehicle that
contained 5 ounces of methampheta-
mine, drug parapher-
nalia and a digital
scale and baggies.
The man, identi-
fied as Andrew
Quintero, was exit-
ing Jaybird Adult
Books on the 500
block of East Third
Avenue when offi-
cers contacted him.
He was booked into
San Mateo County
Jail on charges of drug influence, drug
possession for sale, possession of drug
paraphernalia and committing a crime
while out on bail for another offense,
according to police.
Ajax has been on patrol since 2013,
according to police.
One arrested, several
cited at DUI checkpoint
Burlingame police arrested one per-
son and cited several others during a
DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on
Police arrested Gordon Holcombe,
62, of Millbrae, on suspicion of DUI.
Eight drivers were cited for operat-
ing a vehicle without a license, 11
other citations were issued and two
vehicles were towed during the check-
The checkpoint was held in the 400
block of California Drive.
Police said 760 vehicles were
screened during the checkpoint.
New administrator for Notre
Dame de Namur University
Notre Dame de Namur University
announced the appointment of Dino
M. Hernandez as vice president for
advancement on Monday, effective
June 16.
Hernandez comes from Sierra Nevada
College in Incline Village, Nevada,
where he is vice president for develop-
ment. Previously, he served more than
13 years at Lawrence Technological
University in Southfield, Michigan.
A frequent presenter to the profes-
sion, he has served on the Council for
Advancement and Support of Education
International Commission on
Philanthropy, and received numerous
CASE “Circle of Excellence” Gold,
Silver and Bronze Awards and a 2002
AFP/Kintera Outstanding Internet
Fundraising Award.
Hernandez holds a bachelor’s in his-
tory from Wayne State University in
Detroit, Michigan, and an executive
master’s in leadership from The
McDonough School of Business at
Georgetown University.
Bomb squad responds
to SFO cargo warehouse
An unidentified object at a San
Francisco International Airport cargo
facility Saturday morning prompted
the San Francisco police bomb squad
to respond to the warehouse, an airport
duty manager said.
Duty manager Shannon Wilson said
police responded around 8:30 a.m.
Saturday to a cargo facility warehouse
in the 500 block of North McDonnell
Road after crews couldn’t identify
something in a package that was being
The bomb squad responded and deter-
mined the item was not explosive or
harmful and that it was appropriately
labeled, Wilson said.
Travelers at the airport were not
impacted by the incident, he said.
Packages stolen off porch
Daly City police are asking for the
public’s help in identifying a suspect
who stole two packages off of a porch
last week.
The thefts occurred on Thursday out-
side of a home in the 900 block of
Southgate Avenue, police said. Police
posted photos of the suspect on
Twitter and are asking anyone with
information about his identity to call
(650) 991-8119.
Death penalty sought
in missing teen case
SAN JOSE — Prosecutors are seek-
ing the death penalty against a man
charged with kidnapping and killing a
15-year-old Northern California girl
whose body has not been found, the
District Attorney’s Office said on
Santa Clara County District
Attorney Jeff Rosen said he made the
decision to seek capital punishment
against Antolin Garcia-Torres in the
2012 disappearance of Sierra LaMar
after a “comprehensive review” by a
committee of senior prosecutors.
“I have concluded that this defendant
should face the ultimate penalty, ”
Rosen said. He said he would not be
making any additional comments to
ensure that Garcia-Torres receives a fair
Garcia-Torres has pleaded not guilty
to murder and kidnapping charges in the
Sierra case. He is also accused of
attempting to kidnap three women dur-
ing carjackings in 2009.
Local briefs
Jack Ratcliffe
esi gn Tech
Hi gh School
will host an info
session 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
May 20 in the Chetcuti
Room, 450 Poplar Ave. in
Millbrae. To RSVP go to
Notre Dame de
Namur Uni versi ty i s
hosting a master’s and
credentials information
forum 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
June 10. RSVP at info.ndnu.edu/graduate-info-forum.
The school is also hosting an evening bachelor’s infor-
mation forum 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. June 11.
RSVP at info.ndnu.edu/evening-bachelor-info-forum.
At the new Children’s Art Institute at the Peninsula
Museum of Art in Burlingame, classes will be held week-
days and/or Saturdays at the museum in two five-week sum-
mer sessions for a fee of $199 per child. Space is limited to
10 children per class to ensure maximum attention per stu-
dent. Some full scholarships are available.
To register and for more information contact
Class notes is a column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by
education reporter Angela Swartz. You can contact her at (650) 344-
5200, ext. 105 or at angela@smdailyjournal.com.
Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Biden to attend
fundraiser at Tom Steyer’s home
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe
Biden is planning to headline a fundraiser
for Democrats at the
home of billionaire Tom
That’s according to a
Democratic official who
demanded anonymity
because the event hasn’t
been officially
Biden will travel to San
Francisco for the May 28
event benefiting the Democratic National
Committee. The committee is working its
way out of millions in debt it racked up
helping President Barack Obama get re-
Steyer was a major donor to Obama’s cam-
paign and has increased his political activi-
ty in recent months. He’s a prominent envi-
ronmentalist and opponent of the Keystone
XL pipeline.
Oregon ruling marks 13th
gay marriage win in a row
PORTLAND, Ore. — Afederal judge threw
out Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban
Monday, marking the 13th legal victory for
gay marriage advocates since the U.S.
Supreme Court last year overturned part of a
federal ban.
State officials earlier refused to defend
Oregon’s voter-approved ban and said they
wouldn’t appeal.
The National Organization for Marriage
sought to intervene, but both U.S. District
Judge Michael McShane in Eugene and a fed-
eral appeals court rejected its attempts to
argue in favor of the ban.
Many county clerks in the state began
carrying out same-sex marriages almost
immediately after Monday’s ruling, as jubi-
lant couples rushed to tie the knot.
Around the nation
By Wilson Ring
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The four major U.S.
wireless phone companies are providing
emergency texting 911 service as of this
month to any local government that wants
it and has the capability to use it, a big step
toward moving the nation’s emergency dis-
patch system out of the voice-only technol-
ogy that dates to the 1960s.
Local governments in 16 states are using
it, according to the Federal
Communications Commission, and
Vermont became the first to offer the tech-
nology statewide Monday.
“This is a big deal,” Brian Fontes, the
chief executive officer of the Virginia-based
National Emergency Number Association,
said of the four major carriers offering text-
“It’s been a long time — years, decades —
since our nation’s 911 systems have been
advanced. They are pretty much still almost
100 percent voice-centric, 1960s technolo-
gy. ”
Fontes said that 911 texting is part of a
broader push to use technology to enhance
the information that can be provided to
emergency responders.
“In today’s technology world where you
and I and other people have smartphones
that can do many different things simultane-
ously, it’s important that we have the
opportunity to ensure that our nation’s 911
centers are equally equipped with technolo-
gy. ”
Four major phone carriers
providing text-to-911 service
By Eric Tucker
WASHINGTON — Accusing China of vast
business spying, the United States charged
five military officials on Monday with hack-
ing into U.S. companies to steal vital trade
secrets in a case intensifying already-rising
tensions between the international eco-
nomic giants.
The Chinese targeted big-name American
makers of nuclear and solar technology,
stealing confidential business information,
sensitive trade secrets and internal commu-
nications for competitive advantage,
according to a grand jury indictment that
the Justice Department said should be a
national “wake-up call” about cyber intru-
Acompany’s success in the international
marketplace should not be based “on a
sponsor government’s ability to spy and
steal business secrets,” Attorney General
Eric Holder declared at a news conference.
The alleged targets were Alcoa World
Alumina, Westinghouse Electric Co.,
Allegheny Technologies, U.S. Steel Corp.,
the United Steelworkers Union and
SolarWorld. The indictment, which includes
charges of trade-secret theft and economic
espionage, was issued in Pittsburgh, where
most of the companies are based.
U.S. charges Chinese officials in cyberspying case
The text-to-911 service is now limited to text only — photos,videos and location information
will have to wait for the next generation of the technology.
Joe Biden
Tuesday • May 20, 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
Traditional Nigerian hunters want to find girls
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Traditional hunters armed with
homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered
in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they
believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300
schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.
Some 500 hunters, some as young as 18 and some in their
80s, say they have been specially selected by their peers for
their spiritual hunting skills and have been waiting for two
weeks in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and the birth-
place of Boko Haram, to get backing from the military and
get moving.
With Nigeria’s military accused by many citizens of not
doing enough to rescue the girls, the hunters demonstrated
their skills to an Associated Press reporter on Sunday. Cow
horn trumpets echoed eerie war cries from the screaming and
chanting men as they twirled knives and swords with dex-
terity, occasionally stabbing and cutting themselves with
no apparent harm. The hunters claimed their magic charms
prevented any blood being drawn. They also trust amulets of
herbs and other substances wrapped in leather pouches as
well as cowrie shells, animal teeth and leather bracelets to
protect them from bullets.
The appearance of the hunters from three northeastern
states underscores how deeply the April 15 mass kidnap-
ping — and the government’s apparent lack of action — has
affected Nigerian society. It has spawned demonstrations
and a tidal wave of commentary in media including social
sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Putin orders troops near Ukraine to return home
MOSCOW— In what could be an attempt to ease tensions
with the West and avoid more sanctions, President Vladimir
Putin ordered Russian troops deployed near Ukraine to
return to their home bases Monday.
Putin also praised the launch of a dialogue between
Ukraine’s government and its opponents even as fighting
continued in parts of the country ahead of Sunday’s presi-
dential election.
The seemingly conciliatory approach suggested that
Putin may believe he has achieved his key goal of main-
taining Russian influence over eastern Ukraine without hav-
ing to send in troops.
Russia still wants guarantees that Ukraine will not join
NATO and will conduct constitutional reforms to give broad-
er powers to its regions, something that would allow
Moscow to maintain its clout in the Russian-speaking east
that forms the industrial heartland.
By Thanyarat Doksone
and Todd Pitman
BANGKOK — Thailand’s army
declared martial law before dawn
Tuesday in a surprise announcement it
said was aimed at keeping the country
stable after six months of sometimes
violent political unrest. The military,
however, denied a coup d’etat was
The move effectively places the
army in charge of public security
nationwide. It comes one day after the
Southeast Asian country’s caretaker
prime minister refused to step down
and follows six months of anti-gov-
ernment demonstrations that have
failed to oust the government.
Armed troops entered multiple pri-
vate television stations in Bangkok to
broadcast their message and surrounded
the national police headquarters in the
city center. But the vast skyscraper-
strewn metropolis of 10 million peo-
ple appeared calm, and commuters
could be seen driving and walking to
work as usual.
On a major road in front of Central
World, one of the country’s most luxu-
rious shopping malls, bystanders
gawked at soldiers in jeeps mounted
with a machine-guns diverted traffic.
The mood wasn’t tense; passers-by
stopped to take cellphone photos of
the soldiers.
An army official, speaking on condi-
tion of anonymity because of the sen-
sitivity of the situation, told the
Associated Press “this is definitely not
a coup. This is only to provide safety
to the people and the people can still
carry on their lives as normal.”
Thailand’s army declares martial law
By Esam Mohamed
and Maggie Michael
TRIPOLI, Libya — A revolt by a
renegade general against Islamists
who dominate Libya’s politics threat-
ened to spiral into an outright battle
for power that could fragment the
North African nation as the country’s
numerous armed militias on Monday
started to line up behind the rival
Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who lived for
years in exile in the United States dur-
ing the rule of autocrat Moammar
Gadhafi, touts himself as a nationalist
who is waging a war against terrorism
to save Libya from Islamic extremists.
His loyalists and allies in the past days
attacked Islamist militias in the east-
ern city of Benghazi and on Sunday
stormed the Islamist-led parliament in
Hifter’s opponents accuse him of
seeking to grab power, acting on
behalf of former regime figures in exile
by orchestrating an Egyptian-style
military overthrow of Islamists that
would wreck already struggling
attempts at democracy.
Since Gadhafi’s ouster and death in a
2011 civil war, Libya has been in
chaos. The central government has
almost no authority. The military and
police, shattered during the civil war,
have never recovered and remain in
disarray. Filling the void are hundreds
of militias around the country.
General’s revolt threatens new fight in Libya
Around the world
Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok’s
shopping district.
Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Letters to the editor
The importance of auto shop
I am writing this to support the letter
written by Mr. Pete Rios (Letters-5/12 “The
Value of Auto Shop”). I am the automotive
teacher whose program is being closed this
fall. In the more than 45 years I have been
teaching automotives, I have seen count-
less students mature and flourish into
skilled productive adults. Many have pur-
sued successful automotive careers in engi-
neering, business or simply working as
technicians. Most learned basic math and
science, organizational skills, the proper
use and care of tools and the importance of
getting with others despite of their differ-
ences in my classes.
Unfortunately, many administrators,
although well-meaning, are totally out of
touch with the real world and the needs and
interests of the total school population. At
our school, even though only 30 percent of
our seniors attend a four-year university,
the entire curriculum centers around A-G
requirements for university admission.
Administrators boast about the number of
graduating seniors that will be attending a
university but neglect to tell you the num-
ber of students earning a four year degree.
The numbers will surprise you.
Meanwhile, what do we offer a large seg-
ment of the student population who have
decided to attend a community college or
pursue a vocational or technical career? Our
automotive students can earn college cred-
its, learn automotive computers and basic
diagnostic skills. Yet it has been decided
that automotive technology is not a 21st-
century program and should be replaced by
Every single person I have spoken to,
faculty members, community leaders, etc.,
think this is wrong. If you agree, be proac-
tive, attend school board meetings and
demand your elected officials hold adminis-
trators accountable.
Jim Cresta
San Bruno
Can the open
access to Internet survive?
The Federal Communications
Commission is considering a proposal that
will destroy the open Internet (a.k.a Net
Neutrality) as we know it. Unless we act
now, a two-tier model, being debated at
FCC, will become a reality. Aconsequence
of this model is that high-paying Internet
service/content providers may get prefer-
ence (fast data transmission) over others.
The cable companies can determine whose
services/contents are delivered faster and
they may even restrict our access to infor-
The recent agreement between Netflix and
Comcast already gives us a clue about what
to expect after FCC makes the two-tier
model official. Banks, news providers,
medical service providers and non-govern-
mental organizations who do not make
huge profit may be pushed into slow-speed
route under this model. Small startup com-
panies will not be able to compete with big
companies. Such a two-tier model will
destroy innovation that is the life blood of
our high-tech economy.
Bill Moyers recently discussed the issue
on his program Moyers and Company. His
guests emphasized the importance of keep-
ing the Internet open to all. Today, we can-
not imagine life without electricity. In such
a short time, the Internet has already
reached a vital place in our lives. If we let
FCC approve the two-tier model (anti Net
Neutrality), we will be at the mercy of the
cable giants for Web services/contents.
FCC will make its decision soon. They
are hearing from the public now. We must
tell them and our elected representatives to
treat the Internet as any other utility, such
as electricity or phone service, and not
approve the proposed model. Net
Neutrality is vital to the survival of our
democracy. We must fight hard to preserve
i t .
C. Kalyanaraman
Redwood City
Misconceptions on Proposition 41
There is a misconception about
Proposition 41. It will definitely increase
the state’s debt.
On page 11 of the Official Voter
Information Guide, it clearly states that
“this measure allows the state to sell $600
million in new general obligation bonds.”
The cost to repay these bonds is estimated
to be $750 million.
At a time when Gov. Jerry Brown is wise-
ly preaching the virtues of fiscal responsi-
bility, Proposition 41 is not the solution.
Where are these homeless vets going to get
the money to rent these units? If they had
jobs and income, they would be renting
existing housing.
As a vet who bought his first home with
the GI Bill, I know that there are many
resources available to vets. They get health
care and education benefits. They get pref-
erence in hiring for civil service jobs. I
generally support programs for veterans
and I am certainly willing to give someone
a hand up, but not a handout. And I don’t
have much sympathy for those who will
not put in the effort to improve their situa-
Robert Baker
San Mateo
Galligan has best qualifications
for San Mateo County controller
I take exception to Claudia Rodriquez, a
CPAwho described that a CPAwho works
in public accounting does not have an
understanding of governmental accounting.
Twenty-five percent of the financial
accounting and reporting section of the
CPAexam is on governmental accounting.
To pass the CPAexam to become a CPA,
you need to understand governmental
accounting. Yet the county requires no qual-
ifications. How can someone that is not an
accountant be qualified for such a job? Joe
Galligan worked on the Burlingame City
Council for eight years, where he showed
his expertise in helping Burlingame set up
proper reserves through governmental
accounting. Galligan is an accountant and
an auditor. Juan Raigoza is an 18-year gov-
ernment employee — five years for the
Franchise Tax Board auditing your tax
returns and 13 years for the county of San
Mateo. Juan is not an accountant and not a
certified auditor and I’m sorry, but, being a
good ol’ boy does not make Juan qualified
for San Mateo County controller. The can-
didate with the best qualifications is Joe
Galligan, CPA.
Gene Condon
Brown v. Board of Education
The usual pomp and celebrations of com-
mencement ceremonies in schools around
our nation this month of May pours from
the media with news and TV shows featur-
ing commentaries about the 60th anniver-
sary of Brown v. Board of Education.
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court
Decision tore down the Jim Crow doctrine
of “separate but equal.” Implementing the
law resulted in chaos and civil unrest.
Integration in the South was enforced at
the end of a bayonet amid a sea of angry
white faces. In the North, integration was
stubbornly resisted by tumultuous protests.
By provisions of law, segregation of the
races in schools ended 60 years ago, but we
all know what is happening in real life in
America. It was not ended when the 1964
Civil Rights Act was passed. It was not
ended in 1969 when first lady Michelle
Obama started kindergarten. In fact, when
she was growing up, Chicago was com-
pletely segregated. For sure, overt racism
in America has ended. But in a commence-
ment speech at a black college in
Baltimore, U.S. Attorney General Eric
Holder said the greatest threats are “more
subtle” and they “cut deeper.” He said stud-
ies show that African-American men
receive sentences that are almost 20 per-
cent longer than those imposed on white
males convicted of similar crimes. Holder
said new restrictions on voting, “dispro-
portionally disenfranchise African-
Americans, Hispanics, other communities
of color and vulnerable populations such as
the elderly.”
Guy M. Guerrero
Blank look
here it is, without fail. “This page
intentionally left blank.”
Sometimes this startling sentence
comes at the end of a book as though the
author and publisher were paid by page count
and wanted to pad the check. Standardized
tests include them which sounds like a logic
or intelligence assessment in itself. Often it
comes tucked in among hefty government
and technical doc-
uments with dry
words and incom-
graphs like a
moment of silence
giving the tired
eyes and weary
brain a momen-
tary respite. Of
course, that idea is
because now the
brain cells have
shifted focus to an even more puzzling ques-
tion: why such a superfluous page was even
included. No rest for the confused.
Obviously, the page isn’t actually blank, a
fact proven by the very existence of words
printed upon it. Then if it is not blank and it
is not printed with any information justify-
ing its inclusion, what purpose does the
page serve other than to stoke philosophical
office chatter about inane contradictions?
Perhaps the page is for notes. Maybe it’s
for random doodles, protecting the margins
of the actually important pages from
impromptu artistry. Maybe it is a really
dumb and space-using way to divide content.
Possibly the user is expected to add his or
her own two cents before passing on the
The reality is grounded more in printing
methods to allow an even number of pages
to be printed on a single sheet before fold-
ing, cutting and binding. The declaration is
meant to keep readers from thinking the
page is actually blank due to error or over-
sight. Imagine the calls to Amazon customer
service and the potential lawsuits over those
perceived mistakes. Instead, though, the
readers are both comforted to know they’re
not missing out and allowed to think that
the page is included due to idiocy.
In digital documents, the infamous blank
page is inserted so that doubled-sided print-
ers don’t have new chapters begin on the
backs of pages. In timed tests, the blank
page acts like a barrier between the section
being taken and the next.
Yawn. The idea of a doodle page is so much
more entertaining.
And double-printing aside because who
actually does that, the blank-but-not-so-
blank page concept is in need of fixing. At
first blush, the logical approach is just omit-
ting the page completely rather than wasting
it to declare that there is nothing really to
see there. Or, at the very least, the book and
document preparers should actually leave the
page blank. Literally blank, as in empty, as
in no words or images at all.
At least then after printing, the eco-friend-
ly recipient can reuse that sheet. Wasting the
clean side of already recycled printer paper
on one unnecessary sentence put the entire
sheet out of commission. So much for sav-
ing trees. Those with the “please consider
the environment before printing this email”
signature must have an anxiety attack every
time they encounter these purposely blank
Then again, half the time I consider the
environment while hitting the print button,
the email message comes out on one page
and the green lecture tagline on a separate
sheet. Maybe the pseudo-blank page is in
good company.
Undoubtedly there are worse paper waste
offenders than the intentional page.
Likewise, there are most definitely things
that make less sense. In fact, I’d be happy to
share some of them, that is if I wasn’t inten-
tionally drawing a blank.
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Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 16,511.86 +20.55 10-Yr Bond 2.54 +0.02
Nasdaq 4,125.81 +35.23 Oil (per barrel) 102.13
S&P 500 1,885.08 +7.22 Gold 1,293.00
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
AstraZeneca PLC, down $10.41 to $71.05
Investors are not happy about the drugmaker’s categorical rejection of
a fattened, $119 billion takeover offer from Pfizer.
Campbell Soup Co., down $1.06 to $44.06
Despite heavily promoting its iconic soup brands,the foodmaker reported
disappointing sales and cut its outlook for the year.
AT&T Inc., down 36 cents to $36.38
The telecommunications company will lay out $48.5 billion for DirecTV
in a headfirst dive into Internet-delivered video.
Abbott Laboratories, up 57 cents to $39.63
Analysts are almost universally in support of the medical device maker’s
acquisition of CFR Pharmaceuticals for nearly $3 billion.
The Walt Disney Co., up 66 cents to $81.05
The entertainment company is near all-time highs as it hikes ticket prices
at parks and “Frozen”opens to big crowds in Japan.
Urban Outfitters Inc., down 4 cents to $36.17
There is growing optimism ahead of this quarter’s earnings release and
Webush named the retailer one of its top picks in the sector.
InterMune Inc., up $4.61 to $38.92
There’s some buzz about a new study that could point to regulatory
approval for the pharmaceutical company’s treatment for lung disease.
Ryanair Holdings PLC, up $3.70 to $54.68
The first profit drop in five years was outshone by special dividend and
what many see as conservative guidance from the airline.
Big movers
By Alex Veiga
Stocks finished slightly higher on
Monday, adding to the small gains the
market carved out at the end of last
A dearth of fresh economic data had
many investors focusing on headline-
grabbing corporate deals, including a
$48.5 billion bid by AT&T to acquire
satellite TV provider DirecTV and a
joint venture between Johnson
Controls and a Chinese company that
will form the world’s largest maker of
automotive interiors.
The latest batch of deals is a good
sign for the market and further illus-
trates that many companies have the
financial ammunition and appetite to
grow through acquisitions.
Even so, much of the market remained
in drift mode Monday, but still near the
latest all-time high set by the Standard
& Poor’s 500 index a week ago.
“We’re seeing big deals — this AT&T
deal is big,” said Marc Doss, regional
chief investment officer for Wells Fargo
Private Bank. “But it’s not enough to
drive us dramatically higher in the short
The three major indexes were down in
premarket trading as investors reacted
to the AT&T-DirecTV deal, which was
announced late Sunday. The proposed
deal would create the second-largest pay
TV operator behind a combined
Comcast-Time Warner Cable. But such a
combination could face close scrutiny
from the Federal Communications
Commission and Department of
When regular trading began, the S&P
500 and Nasdaq composite drifted into
positive territory, while the Dow Jones
industrial average lagged.
AT&T and DirecTV opened lower and
never recovered. AT&T ended down 36
cents, or 1 percent, at $36.38. DirecTV
fell $1.53, or 1.8 percent, to $84.65.
Word that AstraZeneca rejected rival
drugmaker Pfizer’s latest takeover offer
helped boost Pfizer’s shares 16 cents,
or 0.5 percent, to $29.28.
Pfizer has been courting AstraZeneca
since January. It announced Sunday that
it was ready to raise its stock-and-cash
offer by 15 percent to $118.8 billion.
By midmorning, major U.S. indexes
had each captured small gains that
would hold the rest of the day.
The S&P 500 index gained 7.22
points, or 0.4 percent, to close at
The Dow Jones industrial average
added 20.55 points, or 0.1 percent, to
end at 16,511.86.
The Nasdaq composite index rose
35.23 points, or 0.9 percent, to finish
at 4,125.82.
The S&P, which hit an all-time high
two days in a row early last week, is up
2 percent for the year. The Dow and
Nasdaq remain down for 2014.
The yield on the 10-year U.S.
Treasury note rose to 2.54 percent from
2.52 percent late Friday.
Investors are in a wait-and-see mode,
having digested a mostly positive but
unspectacular batch of first-quarter cor-
porate earnings in recent weeks, in
addition to mixed economic news.
Alight schedule of economic reports
for much of this week means investors
may not get much fresh insight about
the economy until later this week, when
they’ll see new figures on sales of pre-
viously occupied homes and newly
built homes. On Wednesday, the Federal
Reserve releases the minutes of last
month’s meeting of the central bank’s
policy committee.
“To this point, we’ve seen a rotation
within and not out of equities, and we
expect that trend to continue into the
mid-year,” said Terry Sandven, chief
equity strategist for U.S. Bank.
Among other stocks making merger-
related gains on Monday was Abbott
Laboratories. Financial analysts
cheered the medical device maker’s pro-
posed acquisition of CFR
Pharmaceuticals for nearly $3 billion.
Abbott’s stock rose 57 cents, or 1.5
percent, to $39.63.
Stocks finish slightly higher
By Ryan Nakashima
LOS ANGELES — Ready to bundle
your mobile phone and TV bi l l s
together? That is one of the changes
customers can expect if AT&T Inc.’s
proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of
DirecTV is approved by regulators.
Here’s a quick look at the consumer
impact of the deal, based on informa-
tion provided by the companies:
Q. How will my bill change?
A. For the time being, not at all.
The deal is subject to government
approval in both the U.S. and Latin
America. Until the transaction is
approved, the companies will operate
separately. AT&T and DirecTV expect
to close the deal within 12 months.
After that, however, the companies
say a single bill for mobile phone,
Internet service and TV can be offered
in certain areas.
Q. Wi l l pri ces ri se?
A. That is a concern when competi-
tion is eliminated. AT&T offers its U-
verse video in 22 states, while
DirecTV is offered nationwide. The
overlap accounts for 25 percent of all
U.S. households. Competition helps
keep prices to consumers low. Just
look at the deals that companies like
Dish offer to steal you away from your
current TV provider. Or think of how
easy it is to get a discount on TV or
Internet service from your cable
provider when AT&T improves
Internet speeds in your area. The
reverse is true when competition goes
To ameliorate the harm to con-
sumers by reducing the number of TV
competitors in many markets from
four to three, the companies vowed to
offer DirecTV on a stand-alone basis
for at least three years at nationwide
prices that won’t rise or fall depend-
ing on local market conditions.
AT&T will also offer stand-alone
Internet service for three years, so
consumers who don’t want to pay it
for TV service can use video providers
like Netflix or Hulu. DirecTV never
offered Internet service, so prices
won’t be directly impacted by the
Q. Wi l l t here be consumer
benef i t s?
A. AT&T says it will use cost sav-
ings — targeted at $1.6 billion a year
— to roll out high-speed broadband to
15 million more homes, mostly in
rural areas, within four years. That
could improve speeds for people in
areas with poor Internet connectivity,
and depending on where the rollout
occurs, create competition for broad-
band in areas where consumers don’t
have many options.
The companies also say savings
could be in the works for people who
would want to bundle DirecTV and
AT&T wireless and Internet service.
AT&T currently offers some plans that
bundle DirecTVservice. By deepening
the partnership, the companies could
offer more ways for customers to save
through bundling.
Q. What does this mean for
so- cal l ed net neut ral i t y, t he
pri nci pl e t hat Int ernet
provi ders treat all traffic equal-
l y, regardl ess of the type of
cont ent ?
A. Similar to Comcast’s promise
when it bought NBCUniversal, AT&T
says it will abide by the Federal
Communications Commission’s
2010 open Internet order for three
years, despite it being struck down by
a court. While the FCC is in the midst
of changing those rules to allow for
paid-priority fast lanes on the
Internet with certain restrictions,
sticking by the old order will effec-
tively prevent AT&T from discrimi-
nating against Web traffic on its net-
work for the time being.
What consumers can expect
from AT&T, DirecTV deal
EPA mulls ethanol
change as industry profits soar
DES MOINES, Iowa — Just as ethanol producers have
been seeing the industry’s most profitable months ever,
the federal government is considering whether to lower
the amount of the corn-based fuel that must be blended
into gasoline.
That could be a serious blow to a biofuels industry that
saw booms and busts connected to corn and petroleum
prices before a renewable fuel standard approved by
Congress in 2007 acted as a stabilizing factor.
The law, designed to reduce the nation’s reliance on for-
eign oil and cut automobile emissions, increased the
amount of ethanol required to be used each year, setting
the standard at 14.4 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol
for this year. In November, however, the EPA proposed
the first rollback since the standard was enacted, to 13 bil-
lion gallons.
“There are several factors in play and those factors are
constantly changing the demand for fuel,” said Bob
Perciasepe, deputy administrator of the EPA who was in
Des Moines last week for a meeting of President Barack
Obama’s task force on climate change.
Google buys corporate
mobile-device manager Divide
SAN FRANCISCO — Google has bought Divide, a start-
up that helps companies manage the mobile devices that
employees are increasingly relying upon to get their
work done.
Financial terms of the acquisition announced Monday
were not disclosed. The deal is part of Google’s effort to
widen corporate usage of smartphones and tablets running
on its mobile operating system, Android.
Google is counting on Divide’s technology to make
companies feel more comfortable about allowing their
employees to use Android devices for business email and
other on-the-job tasks involving sensitive information.
More than 1 billion devices worldwide already are pow-
ered by Android, making it the world’s leading mobile
operating system. Divide also offers an app for Apple
Inc.’s iPhones. Although Divide is joining Android, the
company reassured existing iPhone customers that their
device-management tools will continue to work.
Oil rises to four-week high, 3 percent gain for May
The price of oil rose to a four-week high Monday, bring-
ing its gain for the month of May to almost 3 percent.
Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery fell 59 cents to
$102.61 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Oil has risen by $2.87, or 2.9 percent, since the start of
the month.
Brent crude for July delivery, a benchmark for interna-
tional oil, lost 38 cents to $109.37 on the ICE Futures
exchange in London.
Business briefs
By Eric Tucker and Marcy Gordon
WASHINGTON — The Justice
Department on Monday charged Credit
Suisse AG with helping wealthy
Americans avoid paying taxes through
offshore accounts, and a person famil-
iar with the matter said the European
bank has agreed to pay about $2.6 bil-
lion in penalties.
The charge was filed in a criminal
information, which is a charging docu-
ment that can only be filed with a
defendant’s consent and which typical-
ly signals a guilty plea.
The penalties will be paid to the
Justice Department and to regulators,
according to a person spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity because the guilty
plea had not yet been announced.
A Justice Department news confer-
ence was scheduled for later Monday.
The penalty resolves a yearslong
criminal investigation into allega-
tions that the bank, Switzerland’s sec-
ond-largest, recruited U.S. clients to
open Swiss accounts, helped them
conceal the accounts from the Internal
Revenue Service and enabled miscon-
duct by bank employees. The case is
part of an Obama administration crack-
down on foreign banks believed to be
helping U.S. taxpayers hide assets.
Attorney General Eric Holder, criti-
cized last year after telling Congress
that large banks had become hard to
prosecute, appeared to foreshadow
the guilty plea in a video message
earlier this month in which he said no
financial institution was “too big to
Credit Suisse charged in tax evasion case
<<< Page 13, Nasal strip
a go for California Chrome
Tuesday • May 20, 2014
By Antonio Gonzalez
OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors
and Steve Kerr have completed the coaching
contract agreed to last week.
The sides finalized the five-year deal worth
up to $25 million Monday. The team said it
will introduce Kerr at a news conference
Tuesday at its downtown Oakland practice
“We’re very pleased to introduce Steve
Kerr as our new head coach,” Warriors gen-
eral manager Bob Myers said in a statement.
“We are confident that he will be an extreme-
ly good fit for our team and our organization
as we venture into the future. The fact that he
played for several of the greatest coaches in
the history of the game — including Phil
Jackson and Gregg Popovich — will serve
him well, as will the many nuances that he
learned from performing on the brightest
stage during his incredibly successful,
championship-filled career. ”
Kerr, 48, had been in talks with the New
York Knicks about becoming their coach
after Jackson took over as team president in
March. He won three titles for Jackson in
Chicago and another two under Popovich in
San Antonio during his 15-year playing
Kerr also served as general manager of the
Phoenix Suns from 2007-10 before going
back to the TNT broadcast table. He replaces
Mark Jackson, who was fired by the
Warriors on May 6 after three seasons and
back-to-back playoff appearances in large
part because of his sour relationship with
team management.
Jackson already has agreed to a multiyear
deal to rejoin the lead NBAannouncing team
for ESPN/ABC. Jackson is working the
Warriors invest $25M in new head coach Kerr
El Camino senior Gerardo Castro won four events at Saturday’s PAL Championship,but has his
sights set on the 800 meter in the upcoming Central Coast Section championship meet.
By Terry Bernal
El Camino’s Gerardo Castro was still try-
ing to catch his breath after a standout per-
formance in the boys’ 3,200 meter in
Saturday’s Peninsula Athletic League Track
and Field Championship finals.
Amid congratulations from teammates and
competitors alike, El Camino head coach
Pat Holmes walked nonchalantly over to his
star senior distance runner and handed him a
surprise — a numbered badge for the upcom-
ing 4x400 meter boys relay.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Castro said
smiling through deep heaving breaths.
Holmes was not kidding. So, Castro recip-
rocated by running a serious anchor leg to
lead the Colts’ boys to a decisive win in the
4x400 meter. It was the fourth win of the
meet for Castro, who also topped the podium
in the 800, the 1,600 and the 3,200.
Because of his exceptional showing at the
PAL Championship, Castro has been named
the San Mateo Daily Journal Athlete of the
It was quite a week for Castro as last week
he was unveiled as one of the El Camino
Boys Blanket Award winners, given to the
Colts’ male athlete of the year. Castro shared
the honor with sprinter Brandon Gip, who
also plays football. What makes Castro an
unconventional choice, though, is he is
exclusively a cross-country/track-and-field
athlete. In earning El Camino athletics’ t op
honor, he is in select company with other
who only competed in track, such as 1990
winner Ron Sarte and ‘87 winner Peter
Make no mistake, Castro is built to last.
While participating in four events in one
day is not optimal for a distance runner, the
senior’s results speak for themselves.
After setting the PAL Championship meet
record in the 800 last season, Castro won
the 800 this year with a time of 1:55.95. He
took first place in the 1,600 with a 4:17.10
and flew through the 3,200 with a 9:31.86.
And as he made his way into the bell lap well
ahead of the pack in the 3,200, that good ol’
runner’s high kicked in.
EC’s Castro sweeps PAL finals
Athlete of the Week
See KERR, Page 13
nyone who followed the Menlo
School baseball team closely
this season got a glimpse of the
future and it looks as if the Knights are
building toward something special over
the next couple of years.
The Knights went 17-12 overall this
season with 10 sophomores on the 22-
man roster and many of them made sig-
nificant contributions. Four of the 10
started for the Knights in the Peninsula
Athletic League tournament champi-
onship game. Overall, six sophomore
saw action in the Knights’ 7-6 win over
M-A. Specifically, catcher Carson
Gampell and second
baseman Jared Lucian
impressed through-
out the season.
Gampell appeared in
27 of the Knights’
29 games this sea-
son, batting .357
and finishing second
on the team in RBIs
with 24. Lucian also
played in 27 games,
hitting .378 and
driving in 21 runs.
Antonio Lopez II,
who played in 26 games, was the
Knights’ closer this season. He proved
his toughness in the PAL title game,
coming from left field to pitch with the
bases loaded and no outs. Despite allow-
ing three M-Arunners to score, he got a
sacrifice flyout and back-to-back strike-
outs to preserve the victory. Overall,
Lopez made 12 appearances on the
mound, going 3-0 with three saves and a
2.39 earned run average. Garrett Matsuda
and David Farnham also pitched in the
title game as sophomores.
Rylan Pade also played a key role as
both a first baseman and a pitcher. He
played in 28 games and posted a 2.69
ERAover 13 innings pitched.
Craig Schoof, who announced he was
stepping down at the Knights manager at
Future bright
for Menlo ball
See LOUNGE, Page 16
By Terry Bernal
Last season, when the San Francisco
Giants ran their “Little Busters” advertising
campaign starring Buster Posey and his
legions of young fans, they really should
have signed up Terra Nova softball catcher
Taylor Gomes for a co-starring role.
Gomes is a gritty, nose-to-the-grindstone
talent behind the plate. And the reason she
takes the game so seriously, no doubt, is
she is cut from a baseball background.
Terra Nova head coach Donna Tolero raves
about her young catcher. Still a sophomore
who is relatively new to the softball ranks,
Gomes may be rough around the edges when
it comes to the graces of the game. But after
spending two years behind the plate as a
varsity starter — including a first-team All-
Ocean Division honor this year — she has
made great strides toward becoming the
Tigers’ franchise player.
“It’s that intensity and heart and drive that
makes her a better player,” Tolero said.
While the Tigers won’t be appearing in the
Central Coast Section playoffs this season,
it isn’t for lack of determination by Gomes.
Sacrificing her body all season long at plays
at the plate, the sophomore almost punctuat-
ed Terra Nova’s season with such a play.
With Terra Nova just one out away from a
playoff berth while clinging to a 1-0 lead
over Mills in the seventh inning, the
Vikings attempted to tie it on a bang-bang
play at the plate. Like she did time and time
again this season, though, Gomes attempt-
ed to block the plate and made a textbook
tag. The call went Mills’ way as the runner
was called safe. The Vikings went on to win
the game 2-1 and with the victory earned the
lone CCS berth from the Peninsula Athletic
League Ocean Division.
“It really could have gone either way, but
they called her safe,” Tolero said.
Offsetting Tolero’s diplomatic reaction
Gomes is baseball’s loss but softball’s gain
See GOMES, Page 15
See AOTW, Page 15
Taylor Gomes brings a baseball edge to the
Terra Nova softball diamond.
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BROSSARD, Quebec — Without Carey
Price, the run for a first Stanley Cup in 21 years
got steeper and longer for the Montreal
Coach Michel Therrien looked grim and
even angry Monday in announcing that the
goaltender who backstopped Canada to the
gold medal at the Sochi Olympics will miss the
rest of the Eastern Conference finals.
He gave no details of the injury, a suspected
right knee problem, but suggested Price would
be back if the Canadiens can get past the New
York Rangers and reach the Stanley Cup final.
“Really disappointed. He’s our best player,”
Therrien said. “We need to rally around Carey.
We need to give him a chance to play again
this season.”
Third stringer Dustin Tokarski started Game
2 on Monday night, with Montreal looking to
even the best-of-seven series after it was rout-
ed 7-2 in the opener.
Backup Peter Budaj has been with the club all
season, but has a terrible career playoff record
that includes an 0-2-0 record and an .843 save
Tokarski had never played an NHL playoff
game, but the 24-year-old has excelled at every
level, winning a Memorial Cup with Spokane
in 2008, a world junior championship with
Canada in 2009 and an AHLtitle with Norfolk
in 2012.
He was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2008 and
acquired by Montreal Feb. 14, 2013 for
Cedrick Desjardins in a swap of minor league
goalies. He spent most of the season with AHL
Hamilton, but played three games for Montreal
this season and defeated Buffalo 2-0.
Price clutched his right knee when Rangers
forward Chris Kreider crashed into him skates-
first at 3:15 of the second period Saturday.
Price got up and finished the period, but did-
n’t look comfortable in allowing two goals in
the final 1:01. He was replaced in the third by
Budaj, who allowed three goals on eight shots.
After the game, Therrien said he removed
Price not because of injury but because there
was no use leaving him in with the team play-
ing poorly.
He was angrier the next day when it became
clear the injury was worse than first suspected,
saying Kreider could have tried to avoid the
collision. And he was simmering Monday,
pointing out Kreider’s history of hitting
Kreider left Ottawa’s Craig Anderson with a
knee injury when he crashed the crease during
the regular season. He also elbowed Marc-
Andre Fleury’s head in Game 6 of the confer-
ence semifinals, although the Pittsburgh
goalie was not hurt.
Therrien called it a “reckless play.”
“That’s the truth,” he said. “And Kreider,
that’s not the first time he’s going at goalies.
So we end up losing our best player. But our
group faced a lot of adversity throughout the
course of the season. We have the attitude to
respond really well and that’s what I’m expect-
Kreider said his main regret was missing the
net with his shot as he went in on a breakaway
and lost his footing.
“Obviously, I was trying to score a goal,”
the 6-foot-3, 226-pound forward said. “I’m
here to play my game and play hard and I think
I’m a clean player. I don’t go out with the
intent to hurt anyone, ever, so I’m going to
continue to try and get to the net and score
In the third period, Montreal’s Brandon
Prust slashed and cross-checked Kreider, earn-
ing two minor penalties and a misconduct. But
Therrien said the Canadiens were more con-
cerned with trying to win the series than with
“We know what happened with Kreider, we
know his history, we know a lot of things,”
Therrien said. “But our main focus is to make
sure we play a solid game. Make sure we play
hard, we play with passion, that we be disci-
plined, and play the way we are capable of
The Canadiens are now in the same predica-
ment as Tampa Bay, their first-round opponent
that was missing injured goaltender Ben
Bishop. Montreal swept the series.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said it won’t
change their game plans against Montreal.
“Prior to the series, we had prepared for three
possible goaltenders, obviously, spending
more time on Price,” he said. “It’s very unfor-
tunate what happened to him. But for us, it’s
business as usual.”
Canadiens goalie Carey Price out for series
Rangers 3, Canadiens 1
MONTREAL— Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin
St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York
Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less
Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
The Rangers lead the best-of-seven
Eastern Conference final 2-0 heading back
to New York for Game 3 on Thursday and
Game 4 on Sunday.
St. Louis scored a day after he and his
teammates attended the funeral of his
mother, who died just before Mother's
Day. The Rangers have rallied around the
grieving veteran and have won five in a
New York's Rick Nash also scored while
Ryan McDonagh added a goal and an
assist to give the defenseman six points in the opening two
games of the series.
Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal, which outshot
New York 41-30.
"It's been an emotional weekend," St. Louis said. "I'll defi-
nitely never forget this weekend for many reasons, but I think
the grieving process will still take a while.
"But that stuff is behind me. Tonight, we wanted to make
sure we'd have the emotion we'd need to win this game because
we knew they would come out hard, especially rallying, los-
ing their best player, so I though we answered."
The Canadiens had Dustin Tokarski playing his first career
NHLplayoff game in goal in place of Price, the Olympic gold
medalist who hurt his right knee in the series opener when
Chris Kreider crashed into the net.
NHL playoffs
Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Rick Freeman
NEW YORK — California Chrome beat
out an idiosyncratic racing rule — by a
The colt is back on track for his Triple
Crown try after an only-in-New York equip-
ment ban appeared ready to put a kink in his
Triple Crown try at the Belmont Stakes.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
winner was cleared to wear the nasal strip he
has worn all through a six-race winning
streak that has set him up for a chance at
horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown.
New York racetracks have a rule prohibit-
ing any equipment not specifically
approved by stewards, and nasal strips were
not on their list. Astatement from the New
York Racing Association and the state’s
Gaming Commission on Monday said the
track’s three stewards unanimously agreed
to lift the ban.
The strip worn by California Chrome dur-
ing his six-race winning streak is thought
to assist airflow through the nostrils —
something that should
come in handy June 7 for
Belmont’s grueling run.
“I think it opens up his
air passage and gives him
that little extra oomph
that he needs, especially
going a mile and a half,”
trainer Art Sherman said.
“Any time you can have a
good air passage that
means a lot for these
Other states allow equine nasal strips
while racing, and even some jockeys wear
them, as do humans in other sports.
American marathon star Meb Keflezighi can
be seen sporting one during his winning run
in Boston last month.
California Chrome doesn’t need to go
26.2 miles to reach racing immortality,
though. Just 1 1/2 will do.
Racing hasn’t had a Triple Crown winner
since Affirmed in 1978, and the sport’s pop-
ularity has waned in the nearly four decades
since. But it gets a boost every time a horse
heads to the Big Apple with a Triple Crown
on the line.
Sherman raised the possibility his horse
wouldn’t run in the Belmont if barred from
using a nasal strip, but the problem was
solved in about 24 hours, clearing the way
for big crowds and plenty of betting at
Belmont in less than three weeks.
Two years ago, Doug O’Neill trained I’ll
Have Another to victories in the Kentucky
Derby and Preakness with the colt wearing a
nasal strip. New York officials told O’Neill
his horse couldn’t wear one in the Belmont.
The issue became moot when I’ll Have
Another was scratched the day before the
race because of a leg injury.
This Belmont Stakes is shaping up as a
possible 11-horse race, including two new-
comers to the Triple Crown trail:
Commissioner, sixth in the Arkansas
Derby; and Tonalist, the Peter Pan Stakes
Other probables include the second-
through fifth-place finishers in the
Kentucky Derby: Commanding Curve,
California Chrome can wear nasal strip
Earthquakes offer
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The San Jose Earthquakes say they will
become the first professional sports team to
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they host the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.
San Jose has partnered with San Francisco-
based Coinbase to allow fans to process dig-
ital payments at Buck Shaw Stadium for tick-
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Earthquakes President Dave Kaval said
Monday the club is “constantly looking for
ways to innovate” in Silicon Valley.
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Eastern Conference finals and NBA Finals
with Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy.
The Warriors job is certainly a far more
attractive one than when owner Joe Lacob
hired Jackson away from broadcast table in
June 2011. The Warriors are coming off a
51-win season and consecutive playoff
appearances for the first time in 20 years,
and they’ve surrounded star Stephen Curry
with a talented young core.
“I’m really excited about the unique
opportunity to coach a very talented team
and work for this committed management
group,” Kerr said in a statement. “In my
estimation, the Warriors, from top to bot-
tom, have become one of the marquee organ-
izations in the NBA in recent years. I’m
looking forward to becoming part of that
environment and building upon the success
of the last two seasons.”
Continued from page 11
Sports brief
BETHESDA, Md. — Tiger Woods still does-
n’t know when he’ll return. For a while, he did-
n’t know whether he would return at all.
Woods said Monday his back injury became
so debilitating this year it caused him to
doubt his ability to play golf again.
“Forget about playing golf at the highest
level. I couldn’t get out of bed,” Woods said. “I
was certainly doubtful at that point. What’s it
going to feel like? Am I going to be pain free?
Am I going to be able to actually do this again,
where I can to get out of bed, and go out there
and play with my kids and play golf? All those
things were up in the air.”
Woods said the doubt
was erased after microdis-
cectomy surgery March
31. He said the procedure,
which relieved pain from a
pinched nerve, provided
immediate relief, although
he said there’s still “no
timetable” for his return to
golf — or even for taking
a full swing. As of now, he
remains limited to chipping and putting.
“It’s not going to be up to me whether I play
or not, it’s going to be up to my docs,” Woods
said. “Obviously, I want to play now.”
Speaking at Congressional Country Club
in his role as host of next month’s Quicken
Loans National, Woods even joked that he
wished he could join reporters on the course
for their media day rounds — “even though I
don’t like to play with you guys.”
But he offered no hint that he might be any-
thing more than an onlooker for the Quicken
Loans tournament on June 26-29 — or at the
U.S. Open at Pinehurst two weeks earlier. He’s
already missed the Masters for the first time.
To hear Woods, known for unyielding
resolve, give voice to doubts is certainly
unusual. But this injury is different from those
he has endured before. He said rehab has been
tedious and it’s a challenge simply not to join
in when his children want to play sports.
No timetable for Woods’ return
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Ally Howe,
Sacred Heart Prep swimming
The senior closed out her final high
school competition with a flourish, win-
ning a pair of individual titles and two relay
championships at the CCS championships
Saturday. She also set three CCS records in
the process. She opened with three team-
mates to set a new 200 medley relay record,
posting a time of 1:44.10. She then set a
CCS record in the 200 individual medley,
where her time of 1:57.75 broke the 2012
record of 1:57.94 set by Palo Alto’s
Jasmine Tosky. Howe set her third record in
the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.54.
She then teamed against and was a member
of the Gators’ CCS-winning 400 free relay
squad with a time of 3:25.03.
Antonio Lopez II, Menlo baseball
The sophomore closer came into the game
with the bases loaded and no outs in the top
of the seventh with the Knights leading 7-
3. He allowed three inherited runners to
score, but got back-to-back strikeouts to
end it and preserve a 7-6 Menlo win, captur-
ing the Peninsula Athletic League tourna-
ment title.
Jared Lucian, Menlo baseball
The sophomore lit it up through the PAL
tourney, going 6 for 11 with six RBIs and
five runs scored through the Knights’ three
straight wins to capture the league tourna-
ment title. His weeklong hot streak was
highlighted by a 4-for-5 day in Menlo’s 14-
1 win at Capuchino Thursday, with the four
hits standing as Lucian’s career high. The
middle infielder currently paces the Knights
with a .378 batting average and 34 hits.
Davis Rich, Menlo baseball
Another big sophomore performance for
the Knights, Rich took the mound for just
his second start of the year and fired a com-
plete game in a 5-4 win over Half Moon Bay
Wednesday. Rich allowed four runs (one
earned) on fivfe hits, and persevered a late
surge by the Cougars, who overtook the
Knights 4-3 in the sixth. But Menlo’s
offense wittled single runs in the sixth and
the seventh to help their pitcher earn his
second win of the season.
Joe Kmak, Serra swimming
Finished second in the 100 breaststroke
in a time of 55.99 at CCS.
Chad Franquez, Aragon baseball
The sophomore pitcher picked off four
Menlo-Atherton runners in just 4 1/3
innings of work during the Dons’ 6-5, 10-
inning loss to M-A in the second round of
the PAL tournament. In last Tuesday’s 6-0
win over Burlingame in the tourney opener,
the junior also accounted for most of
Aragon’s runs, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs
and three runs scored.
Brendan Donnelly, Aragon baseball
Donnelly had three hits and reached base
in all four of his at-bats, driving in a pair of
runs during the Dons’ loss to M-Ain the PAL
Lawson Joos, M-A baseball
Joos, who didn’t have an at-bat until the
bottom of the eighth inning, put down a
sacrifice squeeze bunt in the bottom of the
10th inning that scored two runs to give the
Bears an improbable 6-5, walk-off win over
Aragon in the second round of the PAL tour-
Matt McGarry, M-A baseball
The Bears’ ace pitcher, McGarry worked
six innings against Aragon in the second
round of the PAL tournament, striking out
nine. He took a no-decision in the Bears’
6-5, 10-inning win over Aragon.
Amy Francis, Half Moon Bay softball
The senior took advantage of a second
chance when she hit a foul fly that popped
out of the glove of the Capuchino left
fielder. Francis jumped on the next pitch,
singling to left to drive in a pair of runs in
the bottom of the sixth inning, turning a
2-1 Cougars’ deficit into an eventual 3-2
win to finish in a tie for second in the
PAL’s Bay Division and securing an auto-
matic berth into the Central Coast Section
Talbott Paulsen, M-A diving
The sophomore finished fourth in the 1-
meter springboard at the CCS champi-
Drew Jung, Carlmont diving
The senior took third in the 1-meter
springboard at CCS.
Steve Sagasty, Terra Nova baseball
In his first start since April 21, the sen-
ior right-hander led the Tigers to an 8-2
win Wednesday over Sacred Heart Prep.
Sagasty went 6 2/3 innings for his longest
outing of the year.
Paulie Ferrari, Burlingame baseball
The freshman made his varsity debut out
of the bullpen last Tuesday in Burlingame’s
6-0 loss to Aragon in the PAL tournament
opener. The right-hander made a quick
impression, firing a perfect seventh with a
pair of strikeouts.
Leah Goldman,
Burlingame swimming
The Duke-bound Goldman finished sec-
ond in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.82
and was first in the 100 fly with a time
54.06, nearly half a second faster than
the second-place finisher in the CCS
Rebecca Faulkner,
Carlmont softball
In leading the Scots to their 17th and
18th win respectively, Faulkner tabbed
her two highest strikeout totals of the
season. In a 3-1 victory over Burlingame
last Tuesday, the season notched her sea-
son-high of 11 strikeouts. Thursday, she
bettered the total with a 13-strikeout per-
formance in a 7-1 win against Sequoia.
The southpaw’s career-high is 14 strike-
outs, which she tallied last season as a
junior April 7, 2013 against Half Moon
Annalisa Crowe,
Menlo-Atherton track and field
The sophomore showed all the promise
to whcih the M-A track team looks for-
ward in the years to come. Crowe won
three events at Saturday’s PAL
Championship at Terra Nova, highlight-
ed by setting a personal record in the
1,600-meter with a first-place time of
5:17.37. She also took first place in the
800 with a time of 2:19.91, leading M-A
to a sweep of a podium in the event. She
also ran the anchor leg of M-A’s win the
4x400 meter relay with a time of
4:05.54, with the race being run by three
sophomores and a junior.
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Taylor Gomes has made a habit of blocking opposing runners from home plate, as she did in
an April 16 game against PAL Ocean rival San Mateo.
“Almost 500 to go, I was feeling pretty
good … and I got that kick,” Castro said.
For Castro, who always seems to be in
control, it’s all about the kick. That’s where
the training comes in. Enduring four-per-
formance days under the spotlight of play-
off conditions is all part of a deliberate
strategy by Holmes, who is gearing his sen-
ior towards the 800 at the Central Coast
Section finals May 30 at San Jose City
College — and hopefully beyond, as Castro
ranks among Northern California’s top 10
in the event.
“He hasn’t had a meet this year where he’s
been able to focus on just one race and go
into the 800 with fresh legs,” Holmes said.
Still, Castro runs for distance with bril-
liant strategy. In Saturday’s 1,600, he draft-
ed behind Carlmont’s Ryan Dimick and Half
Moon Bay’s Logan Marshall — who fin-
ished second and third, respectively — for
the first mile and a half. Content to race
from third place until the penultimate lap,
he quickly moved into second place before
using the kick to take off like a bullet going
into the bell lap.
It was a classic performance for what was
the final two-mile competition of Castro’s
career. Now, if Holmes’ strategy pays off,
Castro will hit stride in CCS with some-
thing of a long-term kick. It is precisely
this strategy that saw Holmes have Castro
refrain from overdoing it early this season.
“I didn’t want to put too many miles on
him,” Holmes said. “That’s why we didn’t
do too many invitationals. We wanted to
save it for days like [Saturday].”
Castro’s biggest improvement in the mile
was between his sophomore and junior sea-
son. As a sophomore, he ran the 1,600 at an
average of 4:40. Then at the outset of his
junior season, he cracked the 4:19 thresh-
Taking the track for the 1,600 Saturday, it
was obvious Castro owns the event.
Without a single step of arrogance, Castro
walked onto the track out front of the rest of
the pack. With the starting gun, he immedi-
ately accelerated out front and held his lead
throughout. He absolutely flew through the
final 400 meters, holding off Half Moon
Bay’s Marshall in second and Carlmont’s
Johain Ounadjela in third who each finished
less than two seconds back of the leader.
The 800 is a different story though.
Castro holds the top time in CCS in the
event this season with a time of 1:55.54.
His top two rivals in CCS appear to be St.
Francis’ Gabriel MacLarnan, who recently
matched Gabriel’s time of 1:55.54 and
Woodside Priory’s Ross Corey at 1:56.17.
But Saturday, Castro showed he can obliter-
ate the field head-to-head, finishing over
four seconds ahead of M-A’s Adam
Scandlyn, who took second place with a
time of 2:00.56.
“I’m kind of used to running by myself,”
Castro said after the win.
That’s good, because once he steps onto
the track, Castro is in a class by himself.
Continued from page 11
Spurs 122, Thunder 105
SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan scored 27
points and the San Antonio Spurs took
advantage of Serge Ibaka’s absence to dom-
inate the paint, beating the Oklahoma City
Thunder 122-105 on Monday night in the
opener of the Western Conference finals.
Manu Ginobili added 18 points and Kawhi
Leonard and Danny Green had 16 points
each. Tony Parker did not appear limited by
a hamstring injury, scoring 14 points and
having 12 asssists.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points and
Russell Westbrook added 25. Oklahoma
City’s remaining starters, Nick Collison,
Thabo Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins com-
bined to score five points.
San Antonio had 66 points in the paint
and shot 58 percent from the field.
was that of Gomes, who had a much more blunt
description of the play that could have ended
the regular season and propelled Terra Nova to
the playoffs.
“She was out,” Gomes said. “Mills pretty
much got four outs in that inning.”
Gomes wasn’t attempting to be critical.
She’s just matter-of-fact — old-school. The rea-
son is simple. She is a baseball player trapped
in a softball player’s body.
Having grown up in the baseball town of
Pacifica, Gomes got her start as a baseball play-
er as a 4-year-old when her parents signed her
up for tee-ball. She quickly fell in love with the
sport. While she was still in coach-pitch little
league, she started catching. As she got older
though, she started getting grief from many of
the boys with whom she grew up playing.
“By that time, the boys were starting to
become boys and they didn’t like the fact that I
was on the team,” Gomes said. “A lot of the
times when we’d play on the other side of town
in American Little League, the boys would try
to throw at my head and stuff.”
So, Gomes opted out of her Pacifica league
to play in an adult women’s baseball league.
According to Gomes, she was invited to play
with the San Francisco Angels. And while she
enjoyed playing in the league of their own,
her teammates soon encouraged her to give
softball a try.
“I think it helped shape me as who I am as a
softball player, because the rule in baseball is
there’s no crying in baseball,” Gomes said.
Gomes finally listened to her Angels team-
mates and tried out for Tolero’s travel team, the
Pacifica Fusion. It was with the Fusion the nucle-
us of the current Terra Nova squad started, with
Gomes joining the likes of Gabby Spencer-
Crook, McKenna Borovina and 2014 co-Ocean
Division Player of the Year Maia Borovina.
“It just felt nice because a lot of the girls were
already together,” Gomes said. “We could do
girl things and all play softball together and
have a really nice time. And I made a lot of good
friends who I’m still playing with today.”
While the renaissance of Terra Nova softball
features plenty of talent, no one in the mix
owns a better game face than Gomes. And the
sophomore was involved in her fair share of
plays at the plate this season. May 1 against
Jefferson, Gomes got run over and took a pret-
ty severe blow to the head.
“I don’t even know if I had a concussion or
not,” Gomes said. “But it turned out OK. I got
up and I finished the game. And we won. So, it
all worked out.”
Gomes didn’t mention the possibility of a
concussion in the dugout though. The reason
was simple. Terra Nova was on the verge of a
rivalry game.
“I didn’t say anything,” Gomes said. “We
were playing Half Moon Bay the next day. I had
to be there that game.”
Gomes is a gamer through and through, as
evidenced by the relationship she forged with
7-year-old Annika Johnson this season.
Johnson is one of two Pacifica girls who were
diagnosed with cancer late last year. The
Pacifica baseball community invested in
fundraisers for the two girls, the other being 8-
year-old Bella Hung.
Gomes bonded with Johnson at a February
fundraiser, and even invited the young cancer
patient to throw out the first pitch at Terra
Nova’s May 12 game against South City.
“She’s just a little kid. I’m so proud of her.
She’s so strong too. She was a trooper that
day,” Gomes said. “She was so full of life. It was
so good to see her doing well and loving life
and just living it to the fullest even with the sit-
uation she was dealt.”
While Gomes may be a baseball player at
heart, she is certainly making her way on the
softball diamond. It’s just that she’s bringing
her baseball virtues with her.
“To this day I miss baseball, but I do love
softball,” Gomes said.
Continued from page 11
NBA playoffs
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East Division
W L Pct GB
New York 23 20 .535 —
Baltimore 22 20 .524 1/2
Toronto 23 22 .511 1
Boston 20 23 .465 3
Tampa Bay 19 26 .422 5
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 27 13 .675 —
Kansas City 22 22 .500 7
Minnesota 21 21 .500 7
Chicago 22 24 .478 8
Cleveland 20 25 .444 9 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
A’s 28 16 .636 —
Los Angeles 24 20 .545 4
Seattle 21 22 .488 6 1/2
Texas 21 23 .477 7
Houston 17 28 .378 111/2
Cleveland5,Detroit 4,10innings
ChicagoWhiteSox7,Kansas City6
Tigers(Verlander5-2) atCleveland(Bauer0-1),4:05p.m.
A’s (Pomeranz3-1) atTampa(Odorizzi 2-3),4:10p.m.
Jays (Happ2-1) at Boston(Doubront 2-3),4:10p.m.
Yanks (Tanaka6-0) at Cubs (Hammel 4-2),5:05p.m.
M’s (Iwakuma2-0) atTexas (Lewis 3-2),5:05p.m.
ChiSox(Rienzo3-0) at K.C.(Ventura2-3),5:10p.m.
Astros(Feldman2-1) atAnaheim(Skaggs3-1),7:05p.m.
Twins (Correia1-5) at S.D.(Kennedy2-5),7:10p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland,9:05a.m.
N.Y.Yankees at ChicagoCubs,11:20a.m.
Baltimoreat Pittsburgh,4:05p.m.
Torontoat Boston,4:10p.m.
ChicagoWhiteSoxat Kansas City,5:10p.m.
Houstonat L.A.Angels,7:05p.m.
Minnesotaat SanDiego,7:10p.m.
N.Y.Yankees at N.Y.Mets,4:10p.m.
Bostonat Minnesota,5:10p.m.
Texas at Houston,5:10p.m.
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 24 19 .558 —
Washington 23 21 .523 1 1/2
Miami 23 22 .511 2
New York 20 23 .465 4
Philadelphia 19 22 .463 4
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 27 18 .600 —
St. Louis 23 21 .523 3 1/2
Cincinnati 20 23 .465 6
Pittsburgh 18 25 .419 8
Chicago 15 27 .357 10 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Giants 28 17 .622 —
Colorado 25 20 .556 3
Los Angeles 23 22 .511 5
San Diego 21 24 .467 7
Arizona 18 28 .391 10 1/2
Cincinnati 4,Washington3,15innings
Reds (Cueto4-2) atWashington(Fister 0-1),4:05p.m.
Dodgers(Beckett1-1) atMets(R.Montero0-1),4:10p.m.
Phils (Burnett 2-3) at Miami (DeSclafani 1-0),4:10p.m.
Yanks (Tanaka6-0) at Cubs (Hammel 4-2),5:05p.m.
Twins (Correia1-5) at S.D. (Kennedy2-5),7:10p.m.
N.Y.Yankees at ChicagoCubs,11:20a.m.
Cincinnati atWashington,1:05p.m.
Baltimoreat Pittsburgh,4:05p.m.
L.A.Dodgers at N.Y.Mets,4:10p.m.
Milwaukeeat Atlanta,4:10p.m.
Philadelphiaat Miami,4:10p.m.
Arizonaat St.Louis,5:15p.m.
SanFranciscoat Colorado,5:40p.m.
Minnesotaat SanDiego,7:10p.m.
Singles/doubles individual tournament
At Imperial Courts, Aptos
First round and quarterfinals, 10 a.m.
All games begin at 4 p.m.
No. 10 Terra Nova (17-12) at No. 3 St. Francis (25-4)
No. 15 Serra (16-11) at No. 2 San Benito (21-6)
No. 16 Carlmont (15-11-1) at No. 1 Leigh (23-6)
No. 11 Half Moon Bay (13-14) at No. 6 St Francis-
CCC (16-8)
No. 12 Menlo School (17-12) at No. 5 Capuchino
No. 9 Sacred Heart Prep (15-13) t No. 8 Branham
All games being at 4 p.m.
No. 13 Mills (12-7) at No. 4 Valley Christian (20-7)
No. 9 Monterey (17-8) at NO. 8 Capuchino (16-10)
No.12PacificGrove(12-14) at No.5NotreDame-Bel-
mont (16-11)
No.13 Castilleja (11-13) at No.4 Half Moon Bay (20-
Singles/doubles individual tournament
At Imperial Courts, Aptos
Semifinals and finals, 1 p.m.
All games being at 4 p.m.
No. 14 Fremont (15-11) at No. 3 Sequoia (19-7-1)
No.12Menlo-Atherton(16-12-1) at No.5Watsonville
No. 16 South City (15-13) at No. 1 Wilcox (21-8)
No. 9 Christopher (16-10)/No. 8 Milpitas (19-8) vs.
No. 1 Carlmont 24-3),TBD
No.11 Branham (19-7)/No.6 Presentation (21-7) vs.
No. 3 Hillsdale (20-7),TBD
At Gilroy High School, 2 p.m.
the end of the season, is a bit envi-
ous of his successor.
“I won’t be around (to enjoy their
maturation),” Schoof said. “But
there’s a real future here.”
Sometimes, there just isn’t
enough space in a game story to
fully explain a game. The Aragon-
Menlo-Atherton Peninsula Athletic
League second-round tournament
game is one such example. There
was so much that went on in that
game that I couldn’t possibly get it
all in to my game story.
So, I’m fortunate to have this
space to expand further.
First of all, it is probably the
most exciting high school baseball
game I’ve ever witnessed. The fact it
ended on a two-run, squeeze-bunt
play was the icing on the cake. And
while I touched on some of the
incredible feats in the game, I’d like
to break them down a little more.
First, there was Aragon pitcher
Chad Franquez picking off four M-A
baserunners in less than five innings
of work. His first came in the first
inning at first base, his second in the
second inning, also at first base. He
picked off a runner at second base in
the third inning and completed his
quad in the fourth inning.
Then there was Lawson Joos’
game-winning sacrifice bunt. With
one out, M-Agot a walk and a sin-
gle to put runners on first and sec-
ond. The big play in the inning,
however, was the balk called
against the Aragon reliever, which
enabled the runners to move up to
second and third. After an intention-
al walk to load the bases and set up
force-outs at any base, Joos deliv-
ered his sac bunt.
All told, the game last 3 hours
and 40 minutes, beginning at 4
p.m. and not ending until 7:40 p.m.
as daylight was rapidly fading. If M-
Ahad only tied the game and not
won it, chances were very good the
game would have been called on
account of darkness, and that would
have thrown a serious wrench into
the tournament, which scheduled
four straight days of games.
Aragon sent 44 batters to the plate
over 10 innings, while M-Ahad 48
in 9 2/3 innings. M-Apitchers Matt
McGarry and A.J. Lemons combined
to strike out 13 Aragon batters. M-A
struck out six times, five of them
looking at called third strikes. The
Bears also drew nine walks.
And in nearly 10 innings of a 7-6
game, there were only two extra-
base hits: a double from M-A’s Erik
Amundson leading off the bottom of
the first inning and a double from
Aragon’s Matt Foppiano in the top
of the eighth inning.
Mike Marshall’s stay at the
Golden Gloves National
Tournament was a short one.
Marshall, a super heavyweight
amateur boxer who trains out of
Westside Boxing Club in San
Mateo, won the San Francisco, the
regional and state Golden Gloves
titles to qualify for nationals. He
didn’t receive a favorable draw and
lost his one fight in Las Vegas —
against two-time defending national
Golden Gloves champion Cam
Awesome’s bid for a three-peat
fell short, however, as the Kansas
City fighter lost in the title match
to Jermaine Franklin of Michigan.
Franklin won three rounds to two.
Nathan Mollat can be reached by
email: nathan@smdailyjournal.com
or by phone: 344-5200 ext. 117.
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WASHINGTON — More Americans may
wind up helping Mom as she gets older, but
a new poll shows the most stressful kind of
caregiving is for a frail spouse.
The population is rapidly aging, but peo-
ple aren’t doing much to get ready even
though government figures show nearly 7 in
10 Americans will need long-term care at
some point after they reach age 65.
In fact, people 40 and over are more likely
to discuss their funeral plans than their pref-
erences for assistance with day-to-day living
as they get older, according to the poll by
the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs
Five findings from the poll:
Half of people 40 and older already have
been caregivers to relatives or friends. Six in
10 have provided care to a parent, mostly a
mother, while 14 percent have cared for a
spouse or partner.
Overwhelmingly, caregivers called it a
positive experience. But it’s also incredibly
difficult, especially for spouses. While 7 in
10 who cared for a spouse said their relation-
ship grew stronger as a result, nearly two-
thirds said it caused stress in their family
compared with about half among those who
cared for a parent.
It’s not just an emotional challenge but a
physical one: The average age of spouse
caregivers was 67, compared to 58 for peo-
ple who’ve cared for a parent.
Virginia Brumley, 79, said caring for her
husband Jim for nearly five years as he suf-
fered from dementia strengthened their bond.
But eventually he needed a nursing home
because “he was too big for me. He was as
helpless as a baby,” she said.
Athird of Americans in this age group are
deeply concerned that they won’t plan
enough for the care they’ll need in their sen-
ior years, and that they’ll burden their fami-
Yet two-thirds say they’ve done little or no
planning. About 32 percent say they’ve set
aside money to pay for ongoing living
assistance; 28 percent have modified their
home to make it easier to live in when
they’re older.
In contrast, two-thirds have disclosed
their funeral plans.
Anthony Malen, 86, of Gilroy, California
said he and his wife Eva Mae, who has a vari-
ety of health problems, never discussed a
plan for caregiving as they got older.
“She doesn’t want anyone in the house.
She doesn’t want any help. She fusses about
it so much, I just give up on it. But if it gets
any worse, we’re going to have to have it,”
Malen said. “I’m getting older too.”
Three in 10 Americans 40 and older think
it’s very likely that an older relative or friend
will need care within the next five years.
Just 30 percent who expect to provide that
care feel very prepared for the job, while half
say they’re somewhat prepared. But only 40
percent have discussed their loved one’s
preferences for that assistance or where they
want to live. Women are more likely than
men to have had those tough conversations.
Some 53 percent of people underestimate
the monthly cost of a nursing home, about
$6,900. Another third underestimate the cost
of assisted living, about $3,400. One in 5
wrongly thought a home health aide costs
less than $1,000 a month.
Contrary to popular belief, Medicare does-
n’t pay for the most common long-term care
— and last year, a bipartisan commission
appointed by Congress couldn’t agree on
how to finance those services, either. But
nearly 6 in 10 Americans 40 and older sup-
port some type of government-administered
long-term care insurance program, a 7 point
increase from last year’s AP survey.
More than three-fourths of this age group
favor tax breaks to encourage saving for
long-term care or for purchasing long-term
care insurance. Only a third favor a require-
ment to purchase such coverage.
Some 8 in 10 want more access to commu-
nity services that help the elderly live inde-
More than 70 percent support respite care
programs for family caregivers and letting
people take time off work or adjust their
schedules to accommodate caregiving.
The AP-NORC Center survey was conduct-
ed by telephone March 13 to April 23 among
a random national sample of 1,419 adults
age 40 or older, with funding from the SCAN
Foundation. Results for the full survey have
a margin of sampling error of plus or minus
3.6 percentage points.
Poll: More stress in caring
for spouse than parent
People 40 and over are more likely to discuss their funeral plans than their preferences for
assistance with day-to-day living as they get older.
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dents on the June 3 primary ballot.
Supporters of Measure E believe the deci-
sion to retrofit, repair, widen or replace
should be reserved by the City Council.
Mayor John Mueller and Councilman Rick
Kowalczyk said the goal is to bring the his-
toric bridge up to current seismic and func-
tional safety standards, maintain a similar
quaint design and make use of federal fund-
ing. They also said they want to create a
bike path and support local merchants dur-
ing construction.
“This (bridge) is technically historic. I
get that, its value is important. But we need
to provide a safe bridge,” Kowalczyk said.
“The character isn’t going to be lost, the fit
for the community isn’t going to be lost.”
Supporters of Measure F argue the council
lost its clout when it failed to follow the
regulatory process of initially looking at
alternatives and that the historic nature of
the bridge will be lost if it’s replaced. They
also believe the infrastructure is already
structurally safe and that replacing it will
be burdensome to Main Street merchants
and more costly than repairing it.
Former Mayor Debbie Ruddock, a
Measure F advocate who served on the
council until 2003, said the city failed to
abide by laws that protect historic struc-
tures and overlooked the public’s desires.
“They (the council) have to show there’s
no other feasible alternative to repairing
the bridge before going forward,” Ruddock
The heated battle began after Caltrans
gave it a sufficiency rating of 24 out of 100
and the council voted in September to
replace the bridge. Whichever way the vote
turns, the project could take years and will
undergo extensive review such as the
National Environmental Policy Act and the
California Environmental Quality Act.
Historic nature
Measure F supporter Charles Nelson, a
Main Street business owner, said the bridge
is historic because it was one of the first
concrete structures to be reinforced with
steel in California and any replacement
would void that.
Ruddock said it’s been listed on the
National Register of Historic Places and it
was made to last for centuries. Ruddock and
Nelson said the bridge adds to the historic
nature of downtown and its 24-foot-wide
design serves as a traffic calming measure.
Kowalczyk agrees it’s the reinforced con-
crete arch that makes it historic, but no one
ever sees it because it’s illegal to view from
underneath due to the environmentally sen-
sitive Pilarcitos Creek. Also, the entire
bridge isn’t historic as parts of it, such as
the sidewalks and railings, were added later.
The council is dedicated to any repairs or
replacement replicating its current aesthet-
ics, Kowalczyk said.
Mueller said the council had to identify a
project before initiating NEPA and CEQA
reviews and, although two reputable engi-
neering firms have recommended replace-
ment, the bridge will continue to undergo
independent testing.
The council serves as stewards to the
community and limiting any repairs by
necessitating further elections will be cost-
ly and hinder the political process, Mueller
Now that the environmental review has
been started, the city will be looking at all
options, including repairing the bridge,
before making a final determination,
Mueller said.
Kowalczyk concedes the council could
have initially eased the community into the
process potentially avoiding the current
volatile dynamic. But that “slow or fast, it
still needs to be a safe, historic looking,
low cost bridge,” Kowalczyk said.
Ruddock said the council wanted a new
bridge from the get-go and it should have
started reviewing other options before
making a decision.
“We really need a strong scope of work
and that needs to be done in a transparent
process,” Ruddock said. “When you’re in a
position of trust, you ask questions. I never
heard ‘What does the law say about this?’”
The public wrote its own measure and
gathered enough signatures to place it on
the November ballot. The city took out
some of the language, weakened their argu-
ments and placed Measure F on the June
ballot, Ruddock said.
Nelson and Ruddock said Caltrans’ score
of the bridge has been misinterpreted, that
its health rating is 89 and it is structurally
sound although it is considered functional-
ly deficient because of the sidewalks and
Nelson said the public begged the council
to test the strength of the bridge immedi-
ately and there could be other options such
as building a new bridge around the old one.
Nelson and Ruddock said because the city
didn’t initially evaluate alternatives, it also
failed to look at federal grants for historic
Costs and funding
Ruddock estimated it would only cost no
more than $2 million to repair the bridge
and said there are federal grants that could
help pay but that the city hasn’t applied.
Nelson said replacing the bridge would
take a significant amount of time, discour-
age people from frequenting Main Street
and be financially burdensome to mer-
chants. Ruddock and Nelson said the
Chamber of Commerce has estimated mil-
lions of dollars would be lost if the bridge
is replaced.
Kowalzcyk said replacing the bridge is
expected to cost between $8 million and $9
million and although the city’s already
been awarded funding, it’s under the condi-
tion of the bridge being brought up to cur-
rent safety standards and conforming to the
Americans with Disabilities Act. City staff
hasn’t identified an available grant for his-
torical bridges and they are harder to come
by, Kowalzcyk said.
City infrastructure requires a regulatory
process, which will include requests for
proposals for construction and testing,
Mueller said, adding that estimates from a
friend of a friend won’t work.
Kowalzcyk said he’s already told many of
the merchants he would ensure the city sets
aside funding to host downtown events dur-
ing construction to encourage more people
to frequent Main Street during the bridge’s
closure. He also said the public needs to
consider the long-term costs of the bridge.
The city won’t be eligible for future feder-
al funding if the bridge is only restored and,
if it were to fall down, the city would be on
the hook, Kowalzcyk said.
However, if it repairs or replaces within
federal guidelines and with federal grants,
the federal government will pay for future
repairs, Kowalzcyk said.
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Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Gregory Katz and Linda A. Johnson
LONDON — The board of AstraZeneca on
Monday rejected the improved $119 bil-
lion takeover offer from U.S. drugmaker
Pfizer, a decision that caused a sharp slide
in the U.K. company’s share price as many
investors think it effectively brings an end
to the protracted and increasingly bitter
takeover saga.
The board said in a statement that it
“reiterates its confidence in AstraZeneca’s
ability to deliver on its prospects as an
independent, science led business.”
Pfizer, which is the world’s second-
biggest drugmaker by revenue, has been
courting No. 8 AstraZeneca since January,
arguing their businesses are complementa-
ry. On Sunday, it raised its stock-and-cash
offer by 15 percent to $118.8 billion, or
70.73 billion pounds. That would be the
richest acquisition ever among drugmakers
and the third-biggest in any industry,
according to figures from research firm
AstraZeneca didn’t take long to reject the
new offer, its board arguing Pfizer is mak-
ing “an opportunistic attempt to acquire a
transformed AstraZeneca, without reflect-
ing the value of its exciting pipeline” of
experimental drugs.
Because Pfizer said it won’t raise its offer
again or launch a hostile takeover bid over
the heads of AstraZeneca’s board, the
prospect of a deal looks increasingly
remote unless AstraZeneca shareholders
urge a change of mind. Pfizer has said it
hopes AstraZeneca’s shareholders will
push for a deal.
“This has been going on for quite some
time and we have been in very deep
engagement over the whole of the week-
end,” AstraZeneca Chairman Leif
Johansson told the BBC. “If Pfizer now
says this is the final offer I have to believe
what they say. ”
Shareholders in AstraZeneca PLC seemed
to think a deal is now unlikely, with the
company’s share price slumping 11.1 per-
cent to 42.87 pounds.
Johansson said his management team
had told Pfizer Inc. over the weekend that it
would need to see a 10 percent improve-
ment over the 53.50 pounds-per-share
offer that was on the table at that time. He
said Pfizer’s latest offer represented only a
“minor improvement” that fell short of the
10 percent needed.
Though it has said its indicative offer is
final, Pfizer has, under U.K. takeover
rules, until 5 p.m. local time on May 26 to
make a formal bid. If it doesn’t, it cannot
make another offer for six months.
Pfizer’s offer comes amid a surge of other
deals as drugmakers look to either grow or
eliminate noncore assets to focus on their
strengths. Those deals include
Switzerland’s Novartis AG agreeing to buy
GlaxoSmithKline’s cancer-drug business
for up to $16 billion, to sell most of its
vaccines business to GSK for $7.1 billion,
plus royalties, and to sell its animal health
division to Eli Lilly and Co. of
Indianapolis for about $5.4 billion.
Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals has also
made an unsolicited offer of nearly $46 bil-
lion for Botox maker Allergan, which has
turned it down, so far.
Pfizer’s latest offer increased the ratio of
cash AstraZeneca shareholders would
receive, from 33 percent to 45 percent. The
latest offer would give them the equivalent
of 55 pounds for each AstraZeneca share,
split between 1.747 shares of the new
company and 2.476 pence in cash. It said
the offer represents a 45 percent premium
to AstraZeneca’s share price of 37.82
pounds on April 17, before rumors of the
deal began circulating.
Pfizer CEO Ian Read said the proposed
combination would yield “great benefits to
patients and science in the UK and across
the globe.”
AstraZeneca has insisted Pfizer’s offers
significantly undervalue the company and
its portfolio of experimental drugs. The
company and British government officials
also have raised concerns about the
prospect of job cuts, facility closures and
losing some of the science leadership in
the U.K., where London-based AstraZeneca
is the second-biggest drugmaker, behind
GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
Pfizer has assured such cuts would be lim-
ited. It’s promised to complete
AstraZeneca’s research and development
hub in Cambridge. And it pledged to estab-
lish the new company’s tax residence, but
not headquarters, in England, which would
significantly reduce its future tax rate.
AstraZeneca rejects $119B offer from Pfizer
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield,central England.Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron said the government would continue
to talk to both Pfizer and AstraZeneca after the British drugmaker on Monday rejected a sweetened offer from the U.S. company.
Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Wellness Talk: Going Gluten Free
for the Whole Family. 6 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. Half Moon Bay Library, 620
Correas St., Half Moon Bay. Sample
some tasty gluten-free items avail-
able. Free. Pre-registration required.
For more information call 726-3110
ext. 101.
NorCal Railroad Club monthly din-
ner, meeting and movie. 6:30 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. Peter’s Cafe, 10 El
Camino Real, Millbrae. Free.
An Evening with Author Elise
Juska. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
Free. For more information email
Ruth Reichl, former editor of
Gourmet and author of
‘Delicious!’ 7 p.m. Oshman Family
JCC, 3021 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Reichl is an award-winning chef and
food critic for the New York Times.
General admission is $15 for mem-
bers and $20 for non-members. For
more information or to buy tickets
call (800) 847-7730 or go to
Peninsula Quilters Guild Meeting.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. San Mateo Garden
Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo.
Merrilyn Scott presents ‘Essential
Embellishments’ $5. For more infor-
mation go to www.peninsulaquil-
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
to 1 p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Free admis-
sion, but lunch is $17. For more infor-
mation call 430-6500.
Rotary Sunrise Hosting ’High
School Heroes 2014’ Awards
Banquet. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Crystal
Springs Golf Course Clubhouse,
6650 Golf Course Drive, Burlingame.
$35, dinner included. For more infor-
mation and to RSVP call 515-5891.
Wendy DeWitt and Sean Carney
host the Club Fox Blues Jam. 7 p.m.
to 11 p.m. The Club Fox, 2209
Broadway, Redwood City. $5 cover.
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Letting Go of Guilt. 7 p.m. Bethany
Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave.,
Menlo Park. Complimentary snacks
and beverages will be served. For
more information email life-
treecafemp@gmail.com or call 854-
Making, fixing and tinkering lec-
ture. 7 p.m. Museum of American
Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
Admission is free for museum mem-
bers, $10 for non-members. For more
information call 321-1004 or go to
Astronomer Chung-Pei Ma. 7 p.m.
Foothill College, 12345 El Monte
Road, Los Altos Hills. Free. For more
information go to www.foothill.edu.
Hispanic Genealogy Event. 7:30
p.m. 2528 Alameda de las Pulgas,
San Mateo. Free. For more informa-
tion go to smcgs.org.
California Writers Club Open Mic.
7:30 p.m. Reach and Teach, 144 W.
25th Ave., San Mateo. Ten local writ-
ers will share their work. Free. For
more information contact
Learn about azaleas and camel-
lias. 7:30 p.m. Room 12 of the
Hillview Community Center, 97
Hillview Ave., Lost Altos. Free.
Refreshments will be provided. For
more information contact mccul-
Hispanic Heritage Lecture. 7:30
p.m. to 9 p.m. Grace Lutheran
Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas,
San Mateo. Lucy Sweeney will be
speaking. Refreshments before
event. Free. For more information
email programs@smcgs.org.
Toastmakers Open House. 7:30
p.m. SamTrans, 1250 San Carlos Ave.,
San Carlos. For more information
email joemadley@yahoo.com.
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Letting Go of Guilt. 9:15 a.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095
Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Complimentary snacks and bever-
ages will be served. For more infor-
mation email
lifetreecafemp@gmail.com or call
Mystery at High Noon with Author
David Downing. Noon. Belmont
Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Belmont. Free. For more information
email conrad@smcl.org.
Movie Daze and Discussion-
Philomena. 1 p.m. City of San Mateo
Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las
Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more
information call 522-7490.
Movies for School Age Children:
‘Frozen.’ 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public
Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo.
Free. For more information call 522-
Resource Conservation 101. 6:30
p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This three hour
foundational course in resource con-
servation will provide students with
general knowledge about conserv-
ing energy as well as preventing pol-
lution. Must register to attend. To
register or obtain more information
contact Erin McNichol at recycle-
works@smcgov.org or call 599-1498.
Associated Learning & Language
presents Barbara Arrowsmith-
Young. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Notre Dame
Theater, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont.
Arrowsmith-Young is the creator of
Associated Learning & Language
and is the author of ‘The Woman
Who Changed Her Brain.’ Free lec-
ture and book signing.
Burlingame Neighborhoods: Time
travel through our subdivisions. 7
p.m. Lane Community Room,
Burlingame Public Library, 480
Primrose Road, Burlingame. Lecture
presentation about Burlingame and
some of the city’s many subdivisions
and their origins. Free and open to
public. For more information call
558-7444 ext. 2.
Food Addicts in Recovery
Anonymous (FA). 7:30 p.m. 1500
Easton Drive, Burlingame. For more
information contact
Mercy High School Burlingame
Spring Dance Concert: ‘Dreams.’
7:30 p.m. Skyline College
Auditorium, 3300 College Drive, San
Bruno. Free.
‘The Assembly-Women.’ Foothill
College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los
Altos Hills. Runs through June 8.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and
Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2
p.m. $18. For more information go to
Guest Speaker Reza Pakravan.
7:30 a.m. Crystal Springs Golf Course,
6650 Golf Course Drive, Burlingame.
$15. For more information call 515-
The Spring Event at Woodside. 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Woodside Horse Park,
3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Meet
the riders and horses and watch
some of the best equestrians in the
world compete in dressage, cross
country jumping and stadium jump-
ing. Event continues on Saturday
and Sunday. For more information
go to www.woodsideeventing.com
or email Eden Cali at eden@athle-
Book Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. Twin
Pines Park, No. 1 Cottage Lane,
Belmont. Free. For more information
call 593-5650.
Armchair Travel and Adventure-
China. 1 p.m. City of San Mateo
Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las
Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more
information call 522-7490.
Screening of the Award-Winning
Documentary, ‘Gen Silent.’ 2 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Silicon Valley
Community Foundation, 1300 S. El
Camino Real, No. 100, San Mateo.
RSVP to Cathy Koger by May 15 at
403-4300 ext. 4383 or call for more
Art Exhibit Reception. 4 p.m. to 7
p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St.,
Redwood City. Free. For more infor-
mation email
Staged Reading & Playwright Talk.
Mustang Hall, 828 Chestnut St., San
Carlos. For more information email
The Spring Event at Woodside. 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Woodside Horse Park,
3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Meet
the riders and horses and watch
some of the best equestrians in the
world compete in dressage, cross
country jumping and stadium jump-
ing. Event continues on Sunday. For
more information go to www.wood-
sideeventing.com or email Eden Cali
at eden@athletux.com.
Book Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. Twin
Pines Park, No. 1 Cottage Lane,
Belmont. Free. For more information
call 593-5650.
TEDxYouth@Hillsborough. 1 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Nueva School, 6565 Skyline
Blvd., Hillsborough. $10. For more
information email
Teen Staged Reading and
Playwright Talk. 7 p.m. Mustang
Hall, Central Middle School, 828
Chestnut St., San Carlos. $8 in
advance/$10 at door. For more infor-
mation go to
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.
In its report “Partly Cloudy With a
Chance of Information,” the jury con-
cluded that the website deficiencies
were not a matter of intentional hiding
but rather misinformation about the
cost, a lack of training about updates
and privacy concerns. A professional
developer could charge $1,000 to
$9,000 to create a website which could
then be updated in-house by trained
Using a website transparency check-
list created by the Special District
Leadership Foundation, the civil grand
jury evaluated the site of the 23 local
districts based on both the availability
of the items and the ease with which
they were found. Items searched includ-
ed member names and office terms,
staff names and contact information,
election procedures, the current budg-
et, most recent financial audit, agendas
and meetings for the last six months.
The checklist also asks that at least
four of the following be included
online: member ethics training certifi-
cates, photo, biography and email
address of members, the last three
years of audits, the reimbursement and
compensation policy, financial
reserves police, a downloadable public
records act request form, audio or video
recordings of board meetings, a dis-
trict map and the most recent munici-
pal service review and sphere of influ-
ence studies by the Local Agency
Formation Commission.
The jury also spoke with board mem-
bers, district employees and profes-
sional website developers to under-
stand the cost and logistics of main-
taining a useful site.
The grand jury’s investigation
looked only at independent special
districts, like the San Mateo County
Harbor District, which have commis-
sioners elected by voters. The county
also has dependent districts governed
by the Board of Supervisors. Those
districts were not included.
Collectively, the 23 county districts
included in the analyses served
approximately 739,000 residents and
received nearly $100 million in prop-
erty tax revenue last fiscal year, accord-
ing to the Controller’s Office.
However, the jury pointed to a
statewide poll that indicated only a
quarter of residents know how the dis-
tricts are managed, spend money and
provide services. The websites are a
tool for educating the public about dis-
trict business and constituents should
find the information “easily accessi-
ble,” the jury stated in its report.
The jury concluded that all 23 special
independent districts lack some infor-
mation and 15 “had substantial inade-
quacies in revealing information
regarding finances, staff and board of
directors’ or commissioners’ contacts
and board of commission minutes.”
The report did not parse out which dis-
tricts were missing what pieces of
information and Foreperson Kati
Martin did not return a call for com-
The civil grand jury reports carry no
legal weight but recipients must
respond in writing within 90 days. For
this report, respondents include the
Bayshore Sanitary District,
Broadmoor Police Protection District,
Coastside County Waster District,
Coastside Fire District, Colma Fire
Protection District, East Palo Alto
Sanitary District, Granada Sanitary
District, Highlands Recreation
District, Ladera Recreation District,
Los Trancos County Water District,
Menlo Park Fire Protection District,
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space
District, Mid-Peninsula Water District,
Montara Water and Sanitary District,
Mosquito and Vector Control District,
North Coast County Water District,
Peninsula Health Care District,
Resource Conservation District, San
Mateo County Harbor District, Sequoia
Healthcare District, West Bay Sanitary
District, Westborough Water District
and Woodside Fire Protection District.
The jury’s recommendations to each
include conforming to the checklist
criteria by May 15, 2015, consulting
with professional website developers
by Dec. 31, 2014, if in-house staff
can’t create and manage a website, be
trained in district governance and
transparency and have district admin-
istrators by certified.
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“To make that transition, it’s going
to take political will, it’s going to
take investment, and it’s going to take
the support of the people in the state
and ultimately the people in the coun-
try, because we can’t do it alone,”
Brown said.
The state Legislature approved
California’s landmark global warming
law, AB32, in 2006. It aims to reduce
carbon emissions to 1990 levels by
2020 partly through stringent air pol-
lution regulations that business lead-
ers say make the state less competi-
The law already has shaken up the
state’s industrial sector, costing it
more than $1.5 billion in pollution
permit fees.
“That is an enormous challenge, but
California’s actually committed to
moving down that path, of aligning
our common way of life in California
with the demands of nature as we now
understand them scientifically,” Brown
Lawmakers in the state capital are
debating whether to include $250 mil-
lion in revenue from cap-and-trade pol-
lution credits to help pay for a bullet
train, as Brown wants.
About a dozen protesters rallied out-
side the auditorium where Brown
spoke, urging him to end hydraulic
fracturing for oil and gas and chanting,
“We’re going to beat back his frack
Californians Against Fracking said
in a news release that new fracking
technology is “opening up huge new
sources of dirty oil in California’s
Monterey Shale formation to extrac-
tion and combustion, threatening the
state’s leadership on climate.”
Sabrina Lockhart, spokeswoman for
Californians for a Safe, Secure Energy
Future, which supports expanding oil
drilling in California, countered that
opening up the Monterey Shale to
fracking will ensure more of the oil
that Californians use complies with its
rigorous environmental standards
while the state seeks alternative
sources of energy.
Brown often cites his plan for the
$68 billion high-speed rail system
linking Northern and Southern
California as a way to reduce carbon
emissions, but he did not bring up the
project on Monday.
Continued from page 1
older, I thought maybe I should influ-
ence more kids.”
During Taylor’s two-week trip to
Bolgatanga, Ghana, she will distrib-
ute the K-12 level new and gently used
books she’s collected through drives
and going door to door in
Hillsborough, Burlingame and San
Mateo. The books will go to 10
schools in Northern Ghana, reaching
2,000 students through Child Action
Mobilization project-Ghana, a non-
profit led by Pastor Francis Opoku.
Some of the books will go to a new
library being built for the children.
Taylor hopes Book Buddies will
continue after she graduates from
Notre Dame, with underclassmen tak-
ing the helm. She wants to continue to
collect books for the children herself
as well.
“I want to continue this for as long
as I can,” she said.
What’s impressed Taylor most is the
amount of books and help
people are willing to pro-
vide for her cause.
“I wasn’t expecting to get
this many,” she said.
With $2,000 in shipping
costs, at a charity rate, to
mail the books to Africa,
Taylor held car washes and
bake sales to raise funds.
Books in her collection
include “Harry Potter, ”
“Curious George” and “Alice
in Wonderland.” The recipi-
ents can all read English.
Her group is mainly focus-
ing on literacy for younger
children now.
Next summer, Taylor plans
to collect books for
Although the books for
Ghana have already been
shipped off through San
Francisco International
Airport, Taylor is still col-
lecting books and can be
reached at
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34 Kimono accessory
35 Finish line marker
36 Fuel cartel
37 Snapshot
38 Toward shelter
39 Diamond —
40 Glare protectors
42 Quiet inlet
44 Hankering
47 Regard
49 Happy
51 Gridiron advance
53 Confound it!
55 — you kidding?
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57 Rational
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59 Rumple
60 Pitcher
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2 Conscious
3 “Oui” and “da”
4 Lawrence Welk tunes
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6 Gotcha!
7 Art class model
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11 Vane dir.
19 Top story
21 Banned bug spray
24 Have the blues
26 Noted potters
27 Long-legged wader
28 “Miami Vice” cop
30 Once called
31 Earth’s star
32 Sweeping, as a story
33 Tunes
35 Flavorful
40 Sweater front
41 Tear gas target
43 Hawks
45 Glide
46 Erie neighbor
48 Dept. store inventory
49 Author Austen
50 Posted a parcel
51 Wrigley product
52 Tempe coll.
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t let personal
problems override your professional responsibilities.
You have to carry your share of the work. Relationship
complications will have to be dealt with after hours.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You will face financial
woes if you take a risk. Don’t be shy about your desire
to advance professionally. You are likely to improve
your job prospects by networking with peers.
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of items on your most-wanted list, but you must be
sensible. You can avoid a major argument with a loved
one by curbing your spending.
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is unsatisfying, you should make a clean break and
move on. It’s not fair to either party if there is no
commitment on your part.
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with your co-workers. You may be dismayed to learn
that someone you like doesn’t feel the same way. Don’t
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on others just to win approval. Focus on self-
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people you are trying to impress will respond to your
relaxed and self-confident attitude.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Anger is self-
destructive, so use up negative energy by doing some
work around the house. The busier you are, the less
likely you are to squabble.
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leap into a new job or partnership. You may have
been sold something that doesn’t really exist. Don’t
burn bridges, and don’t be gullible. Ask questions and
clarify issues of concern.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You are caring and
helpful, but please resist the urge to do too much for
others. They will come to expect it, and you will burn
yourself out.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Give your friends
and family some breathing room. Make a point of
getting out and meeting new people. Exploring new
interests will bring good results.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you do your job to
the best of your ability, you will be able to dispel any
negative rumors in the workplace. It’s possible that
someone may be talking behind your back.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — In your race to beat
the opposition, you may be letting your personal
responsibilities slide. Before you start on a new
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Independent Living Services, 2008
Texas Way, 2008 Texas Way, SAN MA-
TEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Ida Galati, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Ida Galati /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/04/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/29/14, 05/06/14, 05/13/14 05/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Service Team of Professionals, 1680-
C Bryant St., DALY CITY, CA 94015 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Lyon Restoration, CA. The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 01/07/2010.
/s/ J. Nicholas Lyon /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/29/14, 05/06/14, 05/13/14 05/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) WebDAM, 2) WebDAM Solutions,
1730 S. Amphlett Blvd., SAN MATEO,
CA 94402 is hereby registered by the
following owner: Shutterstock, Inc., CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
March 14, 2014.
/s/ Micheal Kovach /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/18/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/29/14, 05/06/14, 05/13/14 05/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Pilon Catering, 49 Broadway #4,
MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Marvin Me-
lendez, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Marvin Melendez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/29/14, 05/06/14, 05/13/14 05/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Moodwire, 697 Menlo Ave, MENLO
PARK, CA 94025 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Metavana, Inc., CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ M. A. Chatterjee /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/23/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/29/14, 05/06/14, 05/13/14 05/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: SunSpirit Wellness, 3341 Los Prades
St. #3, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Stephanie Kriebel, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on May 1, 2014.
/s/ Stephanie Kriebel /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/01/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/06/14, 05/13/14, 05/20/14 05/27/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Lily’s Needlepoint Finishing, 3620
Sneath Ln., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Lilimae Santander, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Lilimae Santander /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/14/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/06/14, 05/13/14, 05/20/14 05/27/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Collectivehealth Insurance Services,
60 E. 3rd Ave. #300, SAN MATEO, CA
94401 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Collectivehealth, Inc., DE.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Kent Keirsley /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/02/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/06/14, 05/13/14, 05/20/14 05/27/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Millbrae Assisted Living Center, 1101
Hemlock Ave., MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Millbrae Assisted Living Center, LLC,
CA. The business is conducted by a Lim-
ited Liability Company. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Shlomo Rechnitz /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/30/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/06/14, 05/13/14, 05/20/14 05/27/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Flavas Jamaican Grill, 314 Linden
Ave., So. San Francisco, CA 94080 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Jason Raymundo Ferdin Cruz. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on .
/s/ Arleen Lindsay /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/09/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo,
2300 Palm Ave., SAN MATEO, CA
94403 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Adam Bruce Schnoff, 1050
Saint Francis Blvd., Apt. 1012, Daly City,
CA 94015. The business is conducted
by an individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on .
/s/ Adam Schnoff /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/30/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Green Valley Center, 504 San Bruno
Ave., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby
registered by the following owners: Ab-
dallan Haddad and Elias Haddad, 3282
Palantino Way, San Jose, CA 95135.
The business is conducted by a General
Partnership. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Abdallan Haddad /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/29/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: LDH Transportation, 600 Telford
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Dong Hua Li, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on .
/s/ Dong Hua Li /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/08/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
The following person is doing business
as: JT Financial, 1435 Huntington Ave.,
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Julinna Tan, 103 Del Monte
94080. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Julinna Tan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/01/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
The following person is doing business
as: CortezanoWeddings, 121 Bay View
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Dennis Kim Cortezano, same
address. The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/ Dennis Kim Cortezano /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/06/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
The following person is doing business
as: La PanotiQ, 299 Old County Rd.,
#22, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby
registered by the following owner: La
Tartine Group, Inc., CA. The business is
conducted by a Corproation. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Vadim Godorozha /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/06/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Copper Pot Jams, 1509 Easton Dr.,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Sandra
Caughlan, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individula. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Sandra Caughlan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/05/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Airspace Media, 3330 La Mesa Dr.,
Ste. 12, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Evan Peers, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 03/15/2014.
/s/ Evan Peers /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/25/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Photographer Central, 3515A Edison
Way, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Zenfolio Inc., CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on N/A
/s/ Chuck Kurth/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/21/14. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/13/14, 05/20/14, 05/27/14 06/03/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Bebop Leather, 82 Rock Harbor Ln.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94404 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Jane Be-
yer, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Jane Beyer /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/18/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
04/29/14, 05/06/14, 05/13/14 05/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Lluna Yoga, 315 27th Ave., San Ma-
teo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Noemi Manero,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Noemi Manero/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/20/14, 05/27/14, 06/03/14 06/10/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Every Woman Changes, 1017 El Ca-
mino Real #215, REDWOOD CITY, CA
94063 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Maryann Webster, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Maryann Webster/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/15/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/20/14, 05/27/14, 06/03/14 06/10/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Sunny Beauty Salon, 11 Hillcrest Dr.,
DALY CITY, CA 94014 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Lily Huber,
497 Bahia Way, San Rafael, CA 94901.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on N/A
/s/ Lily Huber/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/15/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/20/14, 05/27/14, 06/03/14 06/10/14).
203 Public Notices
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both of ARKADY GORELIK, who
was a resident of San Mateo County,
State of California, and died on April 26,
2014, in the City of San Mateo, County of
San Mateo, State of California.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contin-
gent creditor of the deceased, you must
file your claim within four months from
the date of first publication with the
DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester
Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, Califor-
nia 95030 (408) 395-5111.
Joseph D. Dermer, Esq.
15720 Winchester Boulevard,
Suite 200
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Tel (408) 395-5111
Fax (408) 354-2797
The following person is abandoning the
use of the fictitious business name: Intel-
ligent Learning, 841 Seqauoia Ave.,
MILLBRAE, CA 94030. The fictitious
business name was filed on 04/16/2014
in the county of San Mateo. The busi-
ness was conducted by: Sherman Tung,
same address. The business was con-
ducted by an Individual.
/s/ Sherman Tung /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 05/02/2014. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/06/2014,
05/13/2014, 05/20/2014, 05/27/2014).
210 Lost & Found
FOUND - silver locket on May 6, Crest-
view and Club Dr. Call to describe:
FOUND: KEYS (3) on ring with 49'ers
belt clip. One is car key to a Honda.
Found in Home Depot parking lot in San
Carlos on Sunday 2/23/14. Call 650 490-
0921 - Leave message if no answer.
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by 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
REWARD!! LOST DOG - 15LB All White
Dog, needs meds, in the area of Oaknoll
RWC on 3/23/13, (650)400-1175
210 Lost & Found
16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent
condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
50 SHADES of Grey Trilogy, Excellent
Condition $25. (650)615-0256
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
RICHARD NORTH Patterson 5 Hard-
back Books @$3 each (650)341-1861
TRAVIS MCGEE (Wikipedia) best mys-
teries 18 classic paperbacks for $25.
Steve (650) 518-6614
295 Art
5 prints, nude figures, 14” x 18”, signed
Andrea Medina, 1980s. $40/all. 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
OMELETTE MAKER $10. also hot pock-
ets, etc. EZ clean 650-595-3933
new, 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 **SOLD**
297 Bicycles
GIRLS BIKE 18” Pink, Looks New, Hard-
ly Used $80 (650)293-7313
MAGNA 26” Female Bike, like brand
new cond $80. (650)756-9516. Daly City
298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
298 Collectibles
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all (650)365-
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
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. $75. (650)676-0974
300 Toys
14 HOTWHEELS - Redline, 32
Ford/Mustang/Corv. $90 all (650)365-
K'NEX BUILDING ideas $30. (650)622-
LEGO DUPLO Set ages 1 to 5. $30
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.,
302 Antiques
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
20” SONY TRINITRON TV - very good
cond., picture and sound. Remote. Not
flat. $35 (650)357-7484
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
AUTO TOP hoist still in box
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
BLACKBERRY PHONE good condition
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
new, $20., (415)410-5937
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $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
3 PIECE cocktail table with 2 end tables,
glass tops. good condition, $99.
banker’s rack. Beautiful style; for plants
flowers sculptures $70 (415)585-3622
BED RAIL, Adjustable. For adult safety
like new $95 (650)343-8206
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
CHAIRS, WITH Chrome Frame, Brown
Vinyl seats $15.00 each. (650)726-5549
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
304 Furniture
COMPUTER DESK $25 , drawer for key-
board, 40" x 19.5" (619)417-0465
very good condition $40.(650)756-9516
Daly City
DINETTE SET, Seats 4, Oak wood up-
holstered chairs $99. (650)574-4021
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
FULL SIZE mattress & box in very good
condition $80.(650)756-9516. Daly City
KITCHEN CABINETS - 3 metal base
kitchen cabinets with drawers and wood
doors, $99., (650)347-8061
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
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
LOVE SEAT, Upholstered pale yellow
floral $99. (650)574-4021
MIRROR, SOLID OAK. 30" x 19 1/2",
curved edges; beautiful. $85.00 OBO.
Linda 650 366-2135.
MIRRORS, large, $25. Call
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
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
RECLINER LA-Z-BOY Dark green print
fabric, medium size. 27” wide $60.
ROCKING CHAIR fine light, oak condi-
tion with pads, $85.OBO 650 369 9762
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970’s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SOFA - excelleNT condition. 8 ft neutral
color $99 OBO (650)345-5644
with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274
TEA/ UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
304 Furniture
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
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
TV STAND, Oak Wood on wheels, with
inclosed cabinet $40. (650)574-4021
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26 “
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with
upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
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
WOOD BOOKCASE, 3-shelf, very good
condition, 40" wide x 39" tall x 10" deep.
$35. 650-861-0088.
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
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.
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
NEW FLOURESCENT lights, ten T-12
tubes, only $2.50 ea 650-595-3933
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
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
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 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.
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
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
310 Misc. For Sale
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55.
CHEESE SET 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.,
$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
310 Misc. For Sale
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
NEW SONICARE Toothbrush in box 3e
series, rechargeable, $49 650-595-3933
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$35. (650)873-8167
WICKER PICNIC basket, mint condition,
handles, light weight, pale tan color.
$10.00 (650)578-9208
311 Musical Instruments
cellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAILUN PIANO for sale, brand new, ex-
cellent condition. $6,000. (650)308-5296
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
KAMAKA CONCERT sized Ukelele,
w/friction tuners, solid Koa wood body,
made in Hawaii, 2007 great tone, excel-
lent condition, w/ normal wear & tear.
$850. (650)342-5004
WURLITZER PIANO, console, 40” high,
light brown, good condition. $490.
312 Pets & Animals
AQUARIUM,” MARINA Cool 10”, 2.65
gallons, new pump. $20. (650)591-1500
BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate de-
sign - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
315 Wanted to Buy
Gold, Silver, Platinum
Always True & Honest values
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
Twin Stitched. Knee Protection. Never
Used! Blue/Grey Sz34 $65. (650)357-
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
25 Tuesday • May 20, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Gallery exhibitors
8 NFL great
15 Dada pioneer
16 Heavenly
17 “Hamlet” woman
at whose grave
Gertrude says
“Sweets to the
18 Flowing locks
19 Rain-__ Pops:
gum-filled candy
20 “Twinkle, twinkle,
little star”
22 LAPD rank
23 Polite country
25 Language suffix
26 “Divine Secrets
of the __
28 “How I wonder
what you are”
31 First of 12 popes
33 Mark or markka
36 “Up above the ...”
37 Rock bottom
41 “... world so high”
43 Carrier with a
hub at DEN
44 “Like a diamond
in the sky”
46 Brewed drink
47 Very little, in
49 Put the kibosh on
50 Agenda listings
52 “Divine Comedy”
53 Cagey
54 “Gay” capital of
55 Forest foragers
57 Finger of smoke
58 Ditty sharing a
melody with
Twinkle, Little
65 New Year’s Eve
66 Gumption
67 Fencing sword
68 Untidy situation
69 Throw money
70 Atty.-to-be’s
1 “This looks like
__ for
2 Email option
3 California/Nevada
resort lake
4 Suffix with
elephant or
5 Deli display
6 Chicago paper,
7 See 12-Down
8 Hold in high
9 Poke around the
10 Pleading remark
11 Racing Unsers
12 With 7-Down,
“Coal Miner’s
Daughter” star
13 Horseshoe-
shaped letter
14 Place for a jay
21 ISP option
24 Moo __ pork
27 Busy mo. for a
29 Hex
30 Many a Pi Day
31 Big name in high
32 1980s four-peat
Stanley Cup
34 Frozen fruit-juice
35 “I was wrong. So
36 Campus
38 Yeses at sea
39 Pioneer Boone,
40 200-lap race,
42 Place for posies
44 Ferris __
45 “Shh!”
48 Chophouse
51 Loafer
56 Tach measures:
57 Invasive plant
58 Channel for old
59 57-Down killer
60 Short flight
61 Lumberjack’s tool
62 Composting
63 PBS supporter
64 Understand
By Jeff Chen
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
316 Clothes
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
DAINESE BOOTS - Zipper/Velcro Clo-
sure. Cushioned Ankle. Reflective Strip.
Excellent Condition! Unisex EU40 $65.
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
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
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
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
DIGITAL PEDOMETER, distance, calo-
ries etc. $7.50 650-595-3933
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.
HJC MOTORCYCLE Helmet, size large,
perfect cond $29 650-595-3933
318 Sports Equipment
glass backboard, adjustable height, $80
obo 650-364-1270
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 505, Excellent condi-
tion but missing speed dial (not nec. for
use) $35. 650-861-0088.
NORDIC TRACK Pro, $95. Call
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
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
335 Garden Equipment
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
$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. SOLD!
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WALKER WITH basket $30. Invacare
Excellent condition (650)622-6695
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
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Real Estate Section.
Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedrooms, new carpets, new granite
counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered
carports, storage, pool, no pets.
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.- $59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $40
We’ll run it
‘til you sell it!
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
DODGE ‘99 Van, Good Condition,
$4,500 OBO (650)481-5296
HONDA ‘96 LX SD Parts Car, all power,
complete, runs. $1000 OBO, Jimmie
Cassey (650)271-1056 or
(650)481-5296 - Joe Fusilier
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. **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
owner, dark blue, CLEAN! $5,000/obo.
Call (650)492-1298
630 Trucks & SUV’s
FORD ‘98 EXPLORER 6 cylinder, 167K
miles, excellent condition, good tires,
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best offer. Moving, must sell! Call
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
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B-150, V-8, automatic, seats 8, good
condition, $1,700. SOLD!.
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
1973 FXE Harley Shovel Head 1400cc
stroked & balanced motor. Runs perfect.
Low milage, $6,600 Call (650)369-8013
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
condition, black leather, $35. obo,
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
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never used 2 sets multi sizes $20 each
obo (650)591-6842
680 Autos Wanted
Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
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Give me a call
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Since 1985 License # 752250
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Belmont, CA
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• Bath Remodels & much more
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Friendly Service
10% Senior Discount
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Priced for You! Call John
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Boards • New Fence • Plumbing
Solutions • Tile • Window Glass
• Garbage Disposal
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Bus Lic# 41942
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•High Quality @ Low Prices
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$40 & UP
Since 1988/Licensed & Insured
Monthly Specials
Fast, Dependable Service
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A+ BBB Rating
Junk & Debris Clean Up
Furniture / Appliance / Disposal
Tree / Bush / Dirt / Concrete Demo
Starting at $40& Up
Free Estimates
Light moving!
Haul Debris!
by Greenstarr
Yard Boss
• Complete landscape
maintenance and removal
• Full tree care including
hazard evaluation,
trimming, shaping,
removal and stump
• Retaining walls
• Ornamental concrete
• Swimming pool removal
Tom 650. 834. 2365
Licensed Bonded and Insured
Since 1985 License # 752250
• Tree Service • Fence Deck
• Paint • Pruning & Removal
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• Ret. Wall • Pavers
• Yard clean-up & Haul
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Interior & Exterior
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Rates, Free Estimates
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Large & Small Jobs
Residential & Commercial
Classic Brushwork, Matching, Stain-
ing, Varnishing, Cabinet Finishing
Wall Effects, Murals, More!
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by Greenstarr
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• Yard clean up - attic,
• Junk metal removal
including cars, trucks and
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• Concrete removal
• Excavation
• Swimming pool removal
Tom 650. 834. 2365
Chri s 415. 999. 1223
Licensed Bonded and Insured
Since 1985 License # 752250
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We repair and install all types of
Window & Door Screens
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Call Mario Cubias for Free Estimates
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Window Washing
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taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
tor’s State License Board. State law also
requires that contractors include their li-
cense number in their advertising. You
can check the status of your licensed
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Chapter 7 &13
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Sporting apparel from your
49ers, Giants & Warriors,
low prices, large selection.
450 W. San Bruno Ave.
San Bruno
Dental Services
a clear alternative to braces even for
patients who have
been told that they were not invisalign
235 N SAN MATEO DR #300,
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
Spanish and Tagalog Spoken
15 El Camino Real,
Dental Implants
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1101 El Camino RL ,San Bruno
Foster City-San Mateo
Champagne Sunday Brunch
Wedding, Event &
Meeting Facilities
(650) 295-6123
1221 Chess Drive Foster City
Hwy 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit
Happy Hour 4-6• M-F
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1050 Admiral Ct., #A
San Bruno
Because Flavor Still Matters
365 B Street
San Mateo
Steak & Seafood
1390 El Camino Real
(650) 726-5727
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San Bruno, CA
Mon. - Sat. 10AM -7PM
Sunday Noon -6PM
We don't meet our competition,
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360 El Camino Real, San Bruno
Health & Medical
Spinal Decompression
Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C.
177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
Save $500 on
Implant Abutment &
Crown Package.
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for details
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Dr. Andrew Soss
Train to become a Licensed
Vocational Nurse in 12 months or a
Certified Nursing Assistant in as little
as 8 weeks.
Call (800) 339-5145 for more
information or visit
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We can treat it
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Eric L. Barrett,
Barrett Insurance Services
CA. Insurance License #0737226
Personal & Professional Service
(650) 854-8963
Bay Area Health Insurance Marketing
CA License 0C60215
a Diamond Certified Company
570 El Camino Real #160
Redwood City
Watch batteries $8.99
including installation.
est. 1979
We Buy Coins, Jewelry, Watches,
Platinum, Diamonds.
Expert fine watch & jewelry repair.
Deal with experts.
1211 Burlingame Ave. Burlingame
(650) 347-7007
Legal Services
Non-Attorney document
preparation: Divorce,
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Conservatorship, Probate,
Notary Public. Response to
Lawsuits: Credit Card
Issues, Breach of Contract
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Registered & Bonded
"I am not an attorney. I can only
provide self help services at your
specific direction."
Are you age 62+ & own your
Call for a free, easy to read
brochure or quote
Carol Bertocchini, CPA
Full stocked shop
& Mobile van
311 El Camino Real
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1030 Curtis St #203,
Menlo Park
Massage Therapy
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Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm
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Redwood City
Foot Massage $19.99
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10 am - 10 pm
1115 California Dr. Burlingame
$40 for 1/2 hour
Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City
7 days a week, 9:30am-9:30pm
• Newly remodeled
• New Masseuses every two
$50/Hr. Special
2305-A Carlos St.,
Moss Beach
(Cash Only)
851 Cherry Ave. #29, San Bruno
in Bayhill Shopping Center
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650. 737. 0788
Foot Massage $19.99/hr
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San Mateo
in our luxury bath house
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2500 S. El Camino
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7345 Mission St., Daly City
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Pet Services
Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital
Free New Client Exam
(650) 325-5671
Open Nights & Weekends
Real Estate Loans
We Fund Bank Turndowns!
Equity based direct lender
Homes • Multi-family
Mixed-use • Commercial
Good or Bad Credit
Purchase / Refinance/
Cash Out
Investors welcome
Loan servicing since 1979
Wachter Investments, Inc.
Real Estate Broker #746683
Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System ID #348268
CA Bureau of Real Estate
Independent Living, Assisted Liv-
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Please call us at (650)742-9150 to
schedule a tour, to pursue your life-
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Marymount Greenhills
Retirement Center
1201 Broadway
Millbrae, Ca 94030
Where every child is a gift from God
High Academic Standards
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located in Burlingame
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Dementia & Alzheimers Care
Hospice Care
Cypress Lawn
1370 El Camino Real
Best Kept Secret in Town !
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and Skilled Nursing Care.
Daily Tours/Complimentary Lunch
900 Sixth Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 595-7750
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Personalized & Experienced
Family Owned & Operated
Since 1939
1495 Laurel St. SAN CARLOS
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We Make Loans On Jewelry.
We Repair your Gold Jewelry.
We Buy Jewelry
We are a second generation family
owned business in Millbrae since 1963.
At Numis our top priority is the
complete satisfaction of our customers.
Millbrae Business of the Year.
This week’s features
301 Broadway, Millbrae (650) 697-6570
Monday - Fr|day 9am-6pm º Saturday 9am-2pm
Dimes......... $1.30 & up
Quarters ..... $3.25 & up
Halves ........ $6.50 & up
Dollars........ $15.00 & up
Pre 1933 Gold Coins
U.S. Used New
$1.00.......... $100 & up $150 to ....... $7,500
$2.50.......... $150 & up $175 to ....... $5,000
$3.00.......... $375 & up $1,000 to .... $7,500
$5.00.......... $275 & up $325 to ....... $8,000
$10.00........ $550 & up $600 to ....... $10,000
$20.000...... $1,150 & up $1,225 to .... $10,000
All Sizes and Shapes
Loose or Mounted.
We also sell
at incredibly
discounted prices
Ladies Lavender Jade ring with Ame-
thyst accent stones set in 14kt yellow
gold. $388
Red Jade and diamond earrings set in
18kt yellow gold. $588
Ladies Red Jade and Citrine bracelet
set in 18kt yellow gold. $3,388
Mans Signet ring set in 14kt yellow
gold. $588
Ladies Opal Pendant with chain in
14kt yellow gold. $288
Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin.
1 ounce size. Spot Gold + $50
Earrings set with 1.50 carats of dia-
monds in 14kt white gold. $1388
American gold Eagle coin. 1 ounce
size. Spot Gold + $65
Ring set with 3/4 carats of diamonds
in 14kt white gold. $888
* Pr|ces Subject to Market F|uctuat|on
We Buy All Coins for Their Collector Value

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