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By Angela Swartz
Students at El Camino High School
won’t have the option of taking auto
shop this coming year and community
members believe this will mean the
loss of a very hands-on project-based
learning program.
In the last couple of weeks, students
and teachers have found out about the
decision to cut the program, which is a
result of the construction of a new sci-
ence wing at the South San Francisco
school, according to the district. The
district is looking to transform the
school into a science and technology
hub that can help prepare students for
the future workforce opportunities in
the Bay Area, it says. South San
Francisco High School will still be
offering Auto 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 during
the 2014-15 school year. Still, some
teachers and students see this as a bad
Jim Cresta has been the automotive
teacher at El Camino High School for
more than 45 years and was originally
told by the school’s principal two
months ago that the program could get
eliminated. Cresta was told he may be
needed to fill a health teacher position
since he is the only remaining teacher
on staff with a health science creden-
“If we lose auto, then we won’t have
any industrial tech classes,” he said.
“There’s support for it from everyone
I’ve talked to.”
This isn’t the first time the program
has almost been nixed. About four
years ago, Cresta said a principal
attempted to get rid of auto at El
El Camino high school to lose auto shop program
Teachers and students displeased with decision
Planners to
consider ice
rink’s future
By Samantha Weigel
Advocates trying to reopen the
old Ice Center in San Mateo plan
on showing up in full force at a
Planning Commission study ses-
sion tonight to beg the city to rep-
resent them as they work against
the Bridgepointe Shopping Center
owner’s attempt to demolish the
rink to allow for more retail space.
Bridgepointe’s owner, SPI
Holdings, filed a second pre-appli-
cation to the city’s Planning
Division to amend the site’s
Master Plan in March. It came
nearly a year after it withdrew its
first request to demolish the rink
after it closed in June 2013.
Per the Master Plan that was
adopted in 1998, SPI cannot
demolish the rink unless it pro-
vides an alternative recreational
use approved by the City Council.
However, the city cannot force SPI
Pre-application to be heard by San Mateo
Planning Commission, citizens have demands
Students at El Camino High School in South San Francisco
work in auto shop class.
Clockwise from top: People visit graves in Section 60, where many casualties of the U.S. wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan are buried,on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington,Va.;U.S.Army Desert Storm
veteran Frank D’Amato plays taps during Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston,Mass;
and the 74th annual Memorial Day observance honoring fallen heroes was held at Golden Gate National
Cemetery Monday and was presented by the Avenue of Flags Committee. SEESTORY PAGE 8
By Michelle Durand
San Carlos’ businesses that find
themselves outgrowing their cur-
rent space in the industrial area of
the city may be given a little more
room to grow.
After watching companies like
automotive builder Tesla move out
of the city in 2010 because it need-
City aims to retain
growing businesses
San Carlos to make zoning changes
in industrial and commercial areas
See ZONING, Page 20
See ICE RINK, Page 18
See AUTO SHOP, Page 20
New Mexico to offer
free online ‘curandero’ class
University of New Mexico is going to
offer a free online class on curanderis-
mo — the art of traditional healing.
The school announced this month it
will create a Massive Open Online
Course as an offshoot of its popular
curanderismo class offered on campus
every summer. The MOOC, as it is
called, will go live late August or
September through the online compa-
ny Coursera, and will allow any user
from around the world to log in and
check out how traditional healers prac-
tice their craft among indigenous popu-
lations in the Americas.
Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, vice president
for student affairs, said he will teach the
class along with traditional healers
from Peru, Mexico and New Mexico. He
will use modules and have healers
explaining their work.
“We will be discussing all those won-
derful things that have been lost in this
country,” Torres said. “We will talk
about healings, how to perform a clean-
ings and about different herbs.”
Curanderismo is the art of using tradi-
tional healing methods like herbs and
plants to treat various ailments. Long
practiced in indigenous villages of
Mexico and other parts of Latin
America, curanderos also could be
found in parts of New Mexico, south
Texas, Arizona and California.
Among the ailments curanderos treat,
for example, is susto, or magical
fright. Susto is a folk illness linked to
a frightful experience, such as an auto-
mobile accident or tipping over an
unseen object. Those who believe they
are inflicted with susto say only a
curandero can cure them.
The university launched its first
MOOC this year with a course on Web
application architectures and attracted
more than 35,000 participants.
Andrew Chesnut, the Bishop Walter
F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies at
Virginia Commonwealth University,
said interests in curanderismo has been
growing worldwide but he hadn’t heard
of a school offering an online class on
the subject.
“It’s interesting because it’s the pre-
modern meeting the post-modern,”
Chesnut said. “Here you have the art of
traditional medicine being taught
through the Internet. It’s fascinating.”
Torres said the university offers
MOOC as a public service and to get the
school’s name out.
Funeral to be held for
decrepit Philadelphia home
PHILADELPHIA — A rundown row
house in the impoverished Mantua sec-
tion of Philadelphia had a colorful, cen-
turylong record of occupancy before its
last longtime residents died and it
became a symbol of urban blight.
Now, the boarded-up structure is get-
ting quite the send-off.
Hymns and eulogies will mark the
last moments of the Melon Street resi-
dence before it’s knocked down
Saturday. A hearse-like dumpster will
carry the debris down the block, trailed
by a procession of drill teams, bands
and local residents. Acommunity meal
will follow.
Organizers randomly chose the build-
ing for a cultural project called “Funeral
for a Home,” which aims to honor
neighborhood history in a city where
officials say about 600 houses are torn
down each year and 25,000 others sit
Wait, they’re doing what? For a
That was the initial reaction from a
local pastor, neighbors and others first
approached with the idea by Robert
Blackson, an administrator at Temple
University’s Tyler School of Art.
But all eventually signed on to the
symbolic gesture, which Blackson said
also could resonate in places like St.
Louis, Buffalo and Detroit - other cities
whose once vibrant landscapes have
been transformed by abandoned eye-
“When you see these blighted
homes, you forget that they were a
thriving part of the community at one
point,” Blackson said.
The festive nature of the “home-
going” service — as opposed to a
somber rite — is designed to reflect
more on the life of the Philadelphia row
house than on its death, he said.
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
The newly completed Golden Gate
Bridge connecting San Francisco and
Marin County, California, was
opened to pedestrian traffic (vehicles
began crossing the next day).
“Sixty years ago I knew everything;
now I know nothing; education is a
progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
— Will Durant, American historian (1885-1981)
Former Secretary
of State Henry
Kissinger is 91.
TV chef Jamie
Oliver is 39.
Kyana Sazegari, of New Heights Training Stables, competed in the Spring Event at Woodside. The event, held at Woodside
Horse Park, is considered to be one of California’s premiere three-day events.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning
then becoming sunny. Highs in the lower
60s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday night: Clear. Lows around 50.
Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid
60s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear. Lows in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds around 20 mph decreasing to
around 10 mph after midnight.
Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
Thursday night: Mostly clear in the evening then
becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower
Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
sunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the lower 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1896, 255 people were killed when a tornado struck St.
Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois.
I n 1929, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. married Anne Morrow in
Englewood, New Jersey.
I n 1933, the Chicago World’s Fair, celebrating “ACentury
of Progress,” officially opened. Walt Disney’s Academy
Award-winning animated short “The Three Little Pigs” was
first released.
I n 1935, the Supreme Court struck down the National
Industrial Recovery Act.
I n 1936, the Cunard liner RMS Queen Mary left England on
its maiden voyage to New York.
I n 1941, the British Royal Navy sank the German battle-
ship Bismarck off France, with a loss of some 2,000 lives,
three days after the Bismarck sank the HMS Hood.
I n 1942, Navy Cook 3rd Class Doris “Dorie” Miller
became the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross
for his “extraordinary courage and disregard for his own per-
sonal safety” during Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
I n 1944, Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play “Huis clos”
(known in English as “No Exit”) was first performed in
I n 1962, a dump fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania, ignited a
blaze in underground coal deposits that continues to burn
this day.
I n 1964, independent India’s first prime minister,
Jawaharlal Nehru, died.
I n 1985, in Beijing, representatives of Britain and China
exchanged instruments of ratification for an accord return-
ing Hong Kong to Chinese control in 1997.
I n 1994, Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander
Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia to the emotional cheers of
thousands after spending two decades in exile.
In other news ...
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Answer: To honor WWII’s heroes, Friedrich St. Florian
came up with an idea that was — MONUMENTAL
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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The Daily Derby race winners are Whirl Win, No.
6,in first place;Gorgeous George,No.8,in second
place; and Winning Spirit, No. 9, in third place.
The race time was clocked at 1:48.37.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Herman Wouk (wohk) is 99.
Actor Christopher Lee is 92. Former FBI Director William
Sessions is 84. Author John Barth is 84. Actress Lee
Meriwether is 79. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 79. Actor Louis
Gossett Jr. is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Raymond Sanders
(The Persuasions) is 75. Country singer Don Williams is 75.
Actor Bruce Weitz is 71. Singer Cilla Black is 71. Motion
Picture Association of America Chairman Christopher Dodd is
70. Singer Bruce Cockburn is 69. Singer-actress Dee Dee
Bridgewater is 64. Actor Richard Schiff is 59. Singer Siouxsie
Sioux (The Creatures, Siouxsie and the Banshees) is 57.
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Theft. A man reported his black Ford
Explorer had been broken into at Monte
Diablo and North Eldoradd streets before
9:54 p.m. Saturday, May 23.
Domesti c di spute. Aperson reported that
their mother was being assaulted by her
boyfriend on the 500 block of North El
Camino Real before 1:03 p.m. Saturday,
May 24.
Vandal i sm. Four juveniles were heard
spray painting near an alley at North B
Street and Tilton Avenue before 11:33 p.m.
Friday, May 23.
Suspi ci ous ci rcumstances. A 14-year-
old girl reported someone had been follow-
ing her and approached her once during the
past three weeks on the 700 block of Monte
Diablo Avenue before 7:16 p.m. Friday, May
Burglary. Police responded to a report of a
vehicle burglary on Grey Whale Cove.
Wednesday, May 21.
Mai l theft. A person took sample voting
ballots from four residential mailboxes in
Miramar and dumped them at Airport Street
and Cypress Avenue in Moss Beach before
3:50 p.m. Friday, May 2.
Police reports
Man, that’s the problem
Aman contacted police because he was
upset about not being able to use the
female restroom at a gas station on Old
Bayshore Boulevard in Burlingame
before 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 21.
By Michelle Durand
After mulling possibilities like a pricey
ground-up rebuild of its 32-year-old Adult
Community Center that would add pools,
the San Carlos City Council is being asked
to sign off on an interior-only makeover
that would also make it ADAcompliant.
The council considered the idea in
February but wanted first to look at the idea
of building a new community facility rather
than remodeling the older and widely used
Chestnut Street building.
The San Carlos Community and Aquatics
Center Site Feasibility Study looked at turn-
ing the current site and adjacent privately-
owned apartment buildings into a combined
center with two indoor lap and recreation
pools. But Parks and Recreation Director
Christine Boland said that option carries a
$80 million price tag and wouldn’t be built
until 2019-20 if voters approved a bond
measure or parcel tax to pick up the tab.
Instead, Boland is recommending the
council Tuesday night stick with the origi-
nal remodel option which will be covered
by the $1.6 million capital budget fund for
this project and any funds raised by the
Friends of the San Carlos Adult Community
Center. The fundraising group favored the
interior remodel in a poll of members who
indicated a willingness to pledge an undeter-
mined amount of money toward the effort,
Boland said.
The community has wanted a pool going
back at least 15 years — a pool and a school
are the two items always on the wish list,
Boland said — but land is scarce and the
combined center idea too expensive so that
item remains shelved.
Another option is keeping the existing
center and building around it to add parking
and an aquatic center but city staff said it’s
not possible given the current state of disre-
Even not starting from scratch, the city
has a long laundry list of improvements for
the center. The facilities master plan identi-
fied 203 items including counter heights,
doorknobs, lighting, the outdated rest-
rooms and ramps for compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
“There are just all these little projects so
we combined them together,” she said.
Boland had been thinking the ADA com-
ponents would be addressed separately but
said it is included in the June budget so,
assuming it is approved, the work can be
done alongside the other improvements.
The existing center’s space includes a
lounge area, library, computer lab, commer-
cial kitchen and other rooms for projects
and classes. Updating the area should make
the existing space more functional, create
more storage space and better serve its
The fixes also include basic maintenance
on aging systems. The heating/ventilation
and air conditioning equipment is well past
its useful life but short of a full failure will
remain in place.
Recently, Boland said another problem
was also uncovered at the building — ter-
If the council approves Boland’s renova-
tion request, the work could take three to
four months beginning fall of next year. On
top of coordinating work on the makeover,
Boland said the city must also find a tempo-
rary location for the center’s users.
The San Carlos City Council meets 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 27 at City Hall, 600 Elm St.,
San Carlos.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
Three hospitalized
after Highway 1 crash
Three people were hospitalized after a
rollover crash on state Highway 1 in unin-
corporated San Mateo County south of Half
Moon Bay, a California Highway Patrol
officer said.
The solo-vehicle crash was reported
around 1 p.m. Monday on Highway 1 near
Verde Road.
A car overturned and at least one person
inside had to be extricated by emergency
crews, CHP Officer Ron Simmons said.
Simmons said three people who were
inside the car were taken to a hospital. He
did not have information on the victims’
The crash caused the closure of Highway 1
in both directions until shortly after 2:50
p.m., when the road reopened, Simmons
Adult center may get inside makeover
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Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto
took top honors at the San Francisco
Peninsula Press Club’s 2014 High School
Journalism Awards which were presented
May 22 at the San Mateo County History
Museum in Redwood City.
Gunn’s newspaper, The Oracle, was recog-
nized as the first-place winner in the General
Excellence category. The paper’s editor and
advisor will be honored at the Press Club’s
Evening of Excellence May 31 at the
Crowne Plaza in Foster City.
In all, 13 Peninsula high schools partici-
pated in the competition, each with a first-
place plaque, second-, third-place and hon-
orable mention certificates. The competi-
tion drew 563 entries in 12 categories from
255 students. 40 individuals received
The contest was judged by professional
journalists who are members of the Press
Club and is co-sponsored by the Hillsdale
Shopping Center, San Mateo.
Here is a complete list of the winning
News Story
• First: Corine Forward, “Gunshots rattle
school into lockdown,” The Eastside
Panther, Eastside College Preparatory
School, East Palo Alto;
• Second: Amanda Russell, “Thieves
wheel away bikes, then roll out of sight,”
The Eastside Panther, Eastside College
Preparatory School, East Palo Alto;
• Third: John Pablo, “Scurrying pests
cause worrisome mess,” Tom-Tom,
Jefferson High School, Daly City.
Feature Story
• First: Lily Hartzell, “Coping with the
challenges of homelessness gives student
strength,” Raven Report, Sequoia High
School, Redwood City;
• Second: Shana Vu, Sophia Kakarala,
“Teen Sexuality — The Double Standard,”
The Roar, Santa Clara High School, Santa
• Third: Arianna Bayangos, “Bullying on
social media,” The Highlander, Carlmont
High School, Belmont;
• Honorable Mention: Regina Wen,
“Teacher-Student-Mom,” The Aragon
Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo;
• Honorable Mention: Sabrina Leung,
“Flushing out gender separation,” The
Highlander, Carlmont High School,
• Honorable Mention: Madison Riehle,
“Teens feel pressure to be ‘perfect,’” The
Broad View, Convent of the Sacred Heart,
San Francisco;
• Honorable Mention: Lucas Furrer, “The
wacky world ...,” Serra Friar, Junipero Serra
High School, San Mateo.
Sports Story
• First: Max Herrera, “Dons power their
way past Woodside 27-12,” The Aragon
Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo;
• Second: Spencer Walling, Isaac Wang,
“Examine your head: Concussions in high
school sports,” The Aragon Outlook,
Aragon High School, San Mateo;
• Third: Daniel Wang, “Aday in the life of
an athlete,” The Highlander, Carlmont High
School, Belmont.
• First: Outlook Editorial Staff, “Grades
are private; Students should be aware of with
whom they are shared,” The Aragon
Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo;
• Second: Corine Forward, “Panther
Editorial — Words of wisdom for fresh-
men,” The Eastside Panther, Eastside
College Preparatory School, East Palo
• Third: Dalia Jude, “Don’t cower from
reality: Intruder drill needs improvement,”
Raven Report, Sequoia High School,
Redwood City.
• First: Jessica Adair, “Columns by
Jessica Adair,” The Highlander, Carlmont
High School, Belmont;
• Second: Dominic Gialdini, “Columns by
Dominic Gialdini,” The Highlander,
Carlmont High School, Belmont;
• Third: Dana Ysabel Dela Cruz, “Column
by Dana Ysabel Dela Cruz,” The
Thunderbolt, Mills High School, Millbrae.
News Photo
• First: Alex Wildman, “Choir defends
title as Carlmont Cup Champions,” The
Highlander, Carlmont High School,
• Second: Cristina Ashbaugh, “Video
Production Club begins airing sports games
online,” The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High
School, San Mateo;
• Third: Miguel Cardenas, “Beshirs hears
cheers for shears,” Tom-Tom, Jefferson
High School, Daly City.
Feature Photo
• First: Grace Yi, “Senior ballerina Jenn
Stewart solos in the “Inspire” dance show, ”
The Highlander, Carlmont High School,
• Second: Lucy McGarr, Elizabeth
Daskalakis, “Little Big Game Rally,” The
Burlingame Bee, Burlingame High School,
• Third: Stephanie Kim, “Behind the
scenes: Construction,” The Oracle, Henry
M. Gunn, Palo Alto.
Sports Photo
• First: Breana Picchi, “Tyler Mucci, 12,
Flys Into Action,” The Bear Cat, San Mateo
High School, San Mateo;
• Second: Maddy Jones, “Sophomore for-
ward Nika Woodfill controls the ball,” The
Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School, Palo
• Third: Scott Liu, “Dons vs. Knights in
last basketball game of season,” The
Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San
Layout and Design
• First: Oracle Staff, The Oracle, Henry M.
Gunn, Palo Alto;
• Second: Panther Staff, The Eastside
Panther, Eastside College Preparatory
School, East Palo Alto;
• Third: Highlander Staff, The Highlander,
Carlmont High School, Belmont.
Website Design
• First: Paly Voice Staff ,
“http://palyvoice.com,” The Paly Voice,
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto;
• Second: Gareth George, Angela Zhang,
“www.thebearcat.net,” The Bear Cat, San
Mateo High School, San Mateo;
• Third: Nathan Chau, “Mills Thunderbolt
Website,” The Thunderbolt, Mills High
School, Millbrae.
Website Content
• First: Paly Voice Staff ,
“http://palyvoice.com,” The Paly Voice,
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto;
• Second: Serina Hersey, Julia Li, Nathan
Chau, Dana Ysabel Dela Cruz, Jason Chun,
Luisa Simpao, Jacob Ng, “Mills
Thunderbolt Website,” The Thunderbolt,
Mills High School, Millbrae;
• Third: Sarah Klieves, Shira Stein, Scoop
Staff, Scot Scoop News Carlmont High
School, Belmont.
General Excellence
• First: Oracle Staff, The Oracle, Henry M.
Gunn, Palo Alto;
• Second: Verde Staff, Verde Magazine,
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto;
• Third: Highlander Staff, The Highlander,
Carlmont High School, Belmont.
Gunn takes top high school journalism honors
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• The San Mateo Local Agency Formati on Commi ssi on
reappointed Linda Craig as its public member for a second term
and named Sepi Richardson as the alternate public member at
its May 21 meeting. Richardson previously served on LAFCo as a
city member while on the Brisband City Council. LAFCo
oversees city boundaries and special districts.
Tuesday • May 27, 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
By Michelle Durand
In San Mateo County, 354,994 resi-
dents have the opportunity to decide
who they want to represent them on
the June ballot, according to the final
tally of registered voters released
Of those, 180,773 are Democrats,
67,001 are Republicans, 93,554 list
no party affiliation and the remainder
are split between the Americans Elect,
Green Party, Libertarian Party, Peace
and Freedom Party and miscellaneous
other affiliations.
While most county races are open to
all voters, the two supervisorial races
are district only. District Two, with
incumbent Carole Groom and chal-
lenger Mark De Paula running, has
75,009 registered voters. District
Three, in which incumbent Don
Horsley is seeking re-election against
challenger Michael Stogner, has
91,933 registered voters. With only
two candidates in each race, one will
receive a majority of the votes which
negates the need for a November run-
off election.
The unknown is how many of these
registered voters will turn out and of
those will they head to the polls or
rely on absentee ballots.
“Nearly 55 percent of San Mateo
County’s registered voters vote by
mail. We expect this percentage to
grow, as many people find it more con-
venient to receive their ballot prior to
Election Day,” Mark Church, chief
elections officer and assessor-county
clerk-recorder, said in a prepared state-
Tuesday is the deadline to request a
vote by mail ballot to ensure it arrives
in time for the voter to get it back by
the 8 p.m. Election Day deadline.
These requests must be made in person
at either the Elections Office at 40
Tower Road or the assessor-county
clerk-record’s office at 555 County
Center in Redwood City. The requests
can also be for permanent vote by mail
status or only the June 3 election.
To request such a ballot, voters must
complete the application form on the
back of their sample ballot an voter
guide, go online to www.shapethefu-
ture.org for a request form or submit a
signed written request stating the full
name, residence and mailing address,
birth date and date of the election.
These should be mailed to the San
Mateo County Registration &
Elections Division, 40 Tower Road,
San Mateo, CA 94402, faxed to 312-
5348 or emailed to
Office hours at both elections offices
to submit a request or deliver an absen-
tee ballot are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week-
days, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May
31 and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3
which is Election Day.
. S. Rep.
Jacki e
Spei er,
D-San Mateo,
hosted art students,
teachers and par-
ents at her district
office to announce
Jessica Qiu, a
student at Ruth
Asawa School
of the Art s , as the winner of the
2014 Congres s i onal Art
Compet i t i on. Qiu’s drawing was
called “Gestal t. ”
On May 27, students at Wornick
Jewish Day School in Foster City will
award gifts to 17 organizations that
range from a food bank, a cancer aware-
ness program, a senior dog rescue group
and an organization providing free sur-
geries to poor or homeless people.
Agroup of 45 South San
Franci sco Hi gh School seniors
volunteered at St . Ant hony’s
Di ni ng Roomdistributing clothing
to the needy, delivering food to sen-
iors and people too sick to leave their
apartments. They also helped serve
2,400 meals to those in need.
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@smdai-
Last day to seek absentee ballots
Voter registration numbers show county still largely Democrat
Jessica Qiu
California proposals aim to help young offenders
SACRAMENTO — Juvenile offenders would have an easi-
er time putting their pasts behind them under bills working
their way through the Legislature.
Supporters say the measures would help young offenders
eventually become productive members of society,
although opponents say the legislation could cover up vio-
lent histories.
The bills are the latest efforts to soften get-tough laws
that can put criminals away for decades for crimes they com-
mitted as teenagers.
Around the state
Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Angela Swartz
With the job market for engineers surging
and a lack of females in those roles, helping
more girls gain skills now that would enable
them to start careers in computer science is
the idea behind Girls Who Code club.
The San Mateo Union High School District
club was started by Uma Krishnan, a 17-year-
old junior at Burlingame High School. She
started the districtwide Girls Who Code club
in October 2013 after participating in the
inaugural San Francisco season of Girls Who
Code held at Twitter last summer. Her team
last summer presented their project to
Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg.
“It all kind of began last year,” she said. “I
always have been interested in computer sci-
ence, but never really delved into it. It was
the most incredible summer of my life.”
During the summer, she learned how to
code and is now fluent in JavaScript, HTML
and other coding languages. After the summer
program, she decided she wanted to help
other girls learn how to program. Now, she’s
helping teach other girls in the district how
to code with the help of a Facebook engineer
and professor from University of San
Francisco for two and half hours on Sundays
at the Burlingame Public Library.
“The issue with computer science is it’s the
fasting growing industry, but very few
females are in tech or STEM (science, tech-
nology, engineering and mathematics),” she
So Krishnan put an ad in the Gifted and
Talented Education program, or GATE, to
teach girls how to code and she had 60 plus
emails asking to join within the first day. She
took 35 girls. The curriculum wasn’t ready
yet, so the free classes started in October.
Girls also go on field trips to Facebook and
will finish the curriculum in June.
“Our biggest challenge at first was getting
a location because we needed a room with a
projector,” she said. “It’s not for college
credit, so it’s nice to see learning for the sake
of learning.”
The district club is one of the two largest
set up by the alums of the summer immersion
program from 2013. The club was able to
help get about six girls from the district into
the summer immersion program at Twitter,
Square, Stanford University, Facebook and
“None of them knew any CS (computer sci-
ence),” she said. “The socio-economic differ-
ences are incredible [in the summer immer-
sion program]. All of us came together want-
ing to learn. … You get to meet major tech
leaders and now my dream from being a bio-
chemical engineer has changed to being a
CEO of a tech company.”
One of the benefits of Girls Who Code is
that it’s free and helps students who can’t
afford expensive computer science training,
she said.
Krishnan is unsure if the club will continue
next year but, if it doesn’t, she wants to teach
elementary kids to code. Still, this is the
kind of initiative she’d love to help develop
at Burlingame High School and in the district
next year so more students have access to
opportunities in technology outside their
“I had a chance to watch students do their
final presentations on their projects, and the
range of creativity and practicality was
incredible to watch,” wrote Burlingame High
School Principal Di Yim in an email.
Krishnan also plans to go to India to teach
girls to program.
The Girls Who Codes summer immersion
program is expanding to four Bay Area com-
panies this summer — Twitter, Square, eBay
and Facebook. I have helped in recruiting
this year. In December 2013, she presented
to Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey at the
mobile payments company to fund the pro-
gram at Square.
For more on Girls Who Code, visit girl-
High school girls gaining free coding skills
San Mateo Union High School District’s Girls Who Code club meets every Sunday to learn to
computer programming.
Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
No sign of three men
missing in Colorado slide
COLLBRAN, Colo. — Rescue
teams failed to find any sign
Monday of three men missing after
a ridge saturated with rain col-
lapsed, sending mud sliding for 3
miles in a remote part of western
Clancy Nichols, 51, a county
road and bridge employee, his son
Danny, 24, and Wes Hawkins, 46,
have been missing since Sunday
after the ridge collapsed. They
went to check on damage from an
initial slide near the edge of Grand
Mesa, one of the world’s largest
flat-topped mountains, after a
rancher reported that his irrigation
ditch had stopped flowing, Mesa
County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said.
The search near the small town
of Collbran has been hampered
because only the lower third of the
slide is stable. Even at the edges,
the mud is 20 to 30 feet deep. It’s
believed to be several hundred feet
deep and about a half mile wide.
String of legal wins
bolsters same-sex marriage
WASHINGTON — One after
another and in sometimes evoca-
tive language, judges appointed by
Republican and Democratic presi-
dents are declaring it’s too late to
turn back on the topic of same-sex
The unbroken string of state and
federal court rulings in support of
gay and lesbian unions takes in
every region of the country,
including states of the
Confederacy, and brings to 26
states where same-sex couples can
get married or a judge has ruled
they ought to be allowed.
Around the nation
By Jason Dearen
and Garance Burke
the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000
California companies, farms and
others are allowed to use free water
with little oversight when the
state is so bone dry that deliveries
to nearly everyone else have been
severely slashed.
Their special status dates back
to claims made more than a centu-
ry ago when water was plentiful.
But in the third year of a drought
that has ravaged California, these
“senior rights holders” dominated
by corporations and agricultural
concerns are not obliged to con-
serve water.
Nobody knows how much water
they actually use, though it
amounts to trillions of gallons
each year, according to a review of
their own reports by the
Associated Press. Together, they
hold more than half the rights to
rivers and streams in California.
But the AP found the state’s sys-
tem is based on self-reported,
incomplete records riddled with
errors and years out of date. Some
rights holders have vastly over-
stated their usage — in the mistak-
en belief, asserts Tom Howard,
executive director of the State
Water Resources Control Board,
that it will preserve their right to
draw more water in the future.
“We really don’t know how
much water they’ve actually
diverted,” said Bob Rinker, a man-
ager in the board’s water rights
With a burgeoning population
and projections of heightened cli-
mate-related impacts on snowpack
and other water supplies, the anti-
quated system blunts California’s
ability to move water where it is
most needed.
When gold miners flocked to the
West in the 1800s, the state draft-
ed laws that rewarded those who
first staked claims on the region’s
abundant rivers and streams. Since
then, Western states have upgrad-
ed to different, more rigorous
water accounting systems that
track every precious drop, but
California still relies on an honor
system, even during drought.
The system’s inequities are par-
ticularly evident in California’s
arid Central Valley, where some
farmers struggle while others
enjoy abundant water.
“In a good year we wouldn’t be
able to stand here unless we got
wet. This year it won’t produce
anything,” said second-genera-
tion rice farmer Al Montna as he
knelt in the dust, pulling apart dirt
clods on the 1,800 acres he left
idle because of scarce water. “Our
workers will just have to go else-
where to look for work.”
California’s flawed water
system can’t track usage
By Pete Yost
WASHINGTON — President
Barack Obama led the nation in
commemorating Memorial Day,
declaring the United States has
reached “a pivotal moment” in
Afghanistan with the end of war
Obama, who returned just hours
earlier from a surprise visit with
U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in
Afghanistan, paid tribute to those
lost in battle there and elsewhere
over history. He called them “patri-
ots who made the ultimate sacrifice”
for their country.“Early this morn-
ing, I returned from Afghanistan,”
Obama told the audience of several
thousand people. “Yesterday, I vis-
ited with some of our men and
women serving there — 7,000
miles from home. For more than 12
years, men and women like those I
met with have borne the burden of
our nation’s security. Now, because
of their profound sacrifice, because
of the progress they have made,
we’re at a pivotal moment.”
“Our troops are coming home.
By the end of this year, our war in
Afghanistan will finally come to
end,” the president said to
applause. “And yesterday at
Bagram, and here today at
Arlington, we pay tribute to the
nearly 2,200 American patriots
who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice
in Afghanistan. We will honor
them, always.” Obama has said it
was likely that a small contingent
of U.S. forces would stay behind for
counterterrorism missions, as well
as to train Afghan security forces.
The president made a fleeting ref-
erence to the widening scandal
involving reports of poor perform-
ance by the Department of Veterans
Affairs, which is facing allegations
of delayed treatments, and even
deaths in Arizona.
Obama leads country in celebrating Memorial Day
“In a good year we wouldn’t
be able to stand here unless we got
wet.This year it won’t produce anything.”
— Al Montna, second-generation rice farmer
Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Keep the rink
The San Mateo Planning
Commission will hold a public hear-
ing 6:30 p.m. May 27 at City Hall to
discuss the property owner’s request
to demolish the ice rink at the
Bridgepointe shopping center.
The ice rink was there when the
owners purchased the property. The
new owners signed a city agreement
to continue operating the ice rink or a
comparable recreational facility.
Having agreed to these terms, the
owner can stop operating the ice
rink, but they cannot demolish the
facility without city permission. As
Karen Herrell stated in her May 15
letter, owning property does not give
one a blank check. The owner has to
comply with the terms of a legally
adopted master plan.
It’s a bad idea for the Planning
Commission or the City Council to
allow the owners to demolish the ice
rink and replace it with a comparable
facility elsewhere. There is really
nothing comparable to an ice rink,
and very little space to build such a
facility. As many supporters have
eloquently written, the ice rink pro-
vides a unique recreational facility. It
is also an indoor facility and there are
too few available for year-round recre-
Places for families to go for “good,
safe fun” are always in short supply.
Why deprive our citizens and those
from neighboring communities of
one of the few places to go after dark
or during inclement weather? It also
seems unlikely any retail space would
generate a great deal more income
than the ice rink. Waiting parents
were the best captive audience for
Bridgepointe retail, whether it’s cof-
fee at Starbucks or a new sofa at Ethan
The Planning Commission should
consider any decisions very carefully
and encourage anyone who cares
about the issue of the legal limits of
private property ownership to attend
the meeting.
Michele King
San Mateo
More young people are killed by
another young man with mental ill-
ness. Save the argument that guns
don’t kill people, people with guns
kill people. Don’t go down that
insanely illogical path that his vic-
tims should have had weapons.
For years I have suffered from clini-
cal depression. I spent numerous
stays in psych wards; I am familiar
with the landscape. Fortunately, I
have been a threat only — to myself
and I have been locked up against my
own wishes enough times I need fin-
gers on more than one hand to count
them. Why haven’t I gone out and
killed innocent bystanders?
I don’t own a gun.
If you have Second Amendment
rights to own weapons, then so
should I. And if you can have auto-
matic weapons with clips that kill
dozens in seconds, then so should I. I
pay my taxes, just like you, and I
vote, just like you. I have the same
right to walk down the street and
breathe this air as you have. And I
have just as many rights to own and
carry loaded pistols as you. At least
my mental problems are under control
and I am absolutely no danger to you.
The only difference today is you
have a gun that kills and I don’t .
Unlike you, NRA, I don’t want a gun.
I want those six young students back
home and I want the next six to live
into their dotage.
Alice Barnes
San Bruno
Let Millbrae City Council
know your dissatisfaction
I have received phone calls numer-
ous times asking me what kind of
recourse or remediation action can be
taken to fix the problem the residents
of Bayside Manor are facing with Tai
Wu restaurant. I have represented my
friends in Bayside Manor since the
last election and this is just a contin-
uing pattern of giving this neighbor-
hood unsatisfactory consideration by
our city government.
As Gary Pellegrini said in the last
letter to the editor, “More Tai Wu” in
the May 24 edition of the Daily
Journal, we put great trust in our
elected and appointed officials. The
city of Millbrae knew about Tai Wu
since meeting minutes dated Dec. 19,
2011, when Johnny DaRosa, an
architect for “Tai Wu” presented the
plans. There were already questions
about parking three years ago, yet
those were swept under the rug and a
business license was issued. Why?
The only real course of action for
the citizens of Millbrae is to let the
current council know your dissatisfac-
tion November 2015. Wayne Lee,
Robert G. Gottschalk and Marge
Colapietro’s seats will be up for elec-
tion next year. You can let them know
exactly how you feel about the state
of Millbrae on your election day bal-
l ot .
Douglas Radtke
Trigger warnings
When first I heard the term “trigger
warnings,” I figured it must be in ref-
erence to Ted Nugent yelling at the
customers in a Starbucks he was about
to enter with an assault rifle. It turns
out there is controversy in academia
about media including so called “trig-
ger warnings” when an unsuspecting
reader, viewer, etc., may encounter
upsetting material that triggers
extreme reactions.
Though I certainly understand that
exposure to material deemed offensive
can have very negative consequences
in extreme examples, I would be very
careful with this. For example: The
thought of eating meat disgusts and
sickens many vegans. Are we to
include trigger warnings for all tele-
vision and movies depicting folks
eating a rare hamburger? Their disgust
and horror in their thousands is just
as real as whatever triggers your par-
ticular trigger — don’t minimize their
discomfort and maximize your own. If
you want trigger warnings in all
media, you will be in a small minori-
t y. It’s a hard world out there, but
sometimes real problems can’t be
legislated away practically, and it’s
not the choice of the majority.
John Dillon
San Bruno
Helpful hint to Elections Office
The pink envelope on the mail-in
ballot for the June 3 election
addressed to Mark Church, chief elec-
tions officer, says “use sufficient
postage.” Sure, always a good idea —
thanks for the reminder. But no one
can judge by hand if the ballot
weights more than an ounce. In fact,
it weighs 27.85 grams, just a hair
under one ounce (28.35 grams). So, a
single first class postage stamp is
Mr. Church, why didn’t you print
on the envelope: “one first class
stamp here?” Worried by Church’s
misleading hint, thousands of citi-
zens are wasting money by putting a
second stamp on the envelope (actu-
ally, 21¢ extra is sufficient for 2
ounces, but who keeps a supply of
21¢ stamps?).
It’s a citizen’s responsibility to
apply the correct postage, but could-
n’t the San Mateo County Elections
Division be a little more helpful?
Jonathan C. Horton
San Mateo
Letters to the editor
Your guide
to new words
ords have power. Sometimes that is the
power to cause eye-rolling and tongue-cluck-
ing. The most recent batch of literary dazzles
is the 150 new entries into the 11th edition Merriam-
Webster Collegiate Dictionary which at times reads
more like a screen shot of a tech-savvy text message
conversation than terms future generations will find in
great literature.
But the lexicon is not necessarily formed solely for
the high-brow and
which is probably
why newspaper
vocabulary bars
hang low, text
speak has weakened
the ability to send a
email and the multi-
syllabic national
spelling bee words
sound even mysteri-
ous and challeng-
ing. Then again,
there’s a reason it’s
called the common
Dictionaries were
once the go-to
source for words we didn’t know. Now dictionaries are
playing catch-up with popular culture. Heck, dictionar-
ies are even struggling to keep up with each other. One
edition will add “twerk” one year while another holds
off. “Bromance” and “chillax” make the cut for the
Oxford English Dictionary but maybe not yet Merriam.
Then there are the words that start out with one meaning
and turn into something completely different — “cat-
fish,” anyone?
With that in mind, here’s a mini-primer defining some
of these newly anointed words and using some in sen-
Selfie: “I believe everybody in the world is infinitely
interested in what I am wearing, where I am at and if I’m
standing half-naked in a bikini hoping the phone cam-
era flash doesn’t mess up my reflection in the bathroom
mirror so I’m going to send out a selfie.” Alternately,
one can explain “I am so full of my selfie.”
Fracking: “All of this newfangled oil and gas drilling
is really fracking up the Earth.”
Catfish: “Salmon is so passé. Let’s try catfish. In
fact, let’s drive to Mississippi to meet up with that hot-
tie I connected with online who claims to be a neurosci-
entist with a soft spot for puppies and action movies.
Boy, I really did like her selfie.”
Hashtag: You’ll be tempted to whip this out at the
local diner during breakfast thinking it means the fried
remnants left on the grill. “I’ll take the corned beef and
hashtag. The crunchy bits are the best part.” But no.
Instead it is a way for us to communicate in even smaller
bit phrases and sound bites. #labels
Unfriend: “You made fun of my selfie. I am so going to
unfriend you.” #deadtome
Big data: Little bits of information that ate its veg-
gies, got its sleep and grew up. Either that or a hot
night with an accent. “Hey, how about you and me go on
a big data tonight?”
Poutine: “What is that you’re poutine in your mouth?
Why it’s a tray of gravy-smothered french fries served
with cheese curds.”
Pho: Adinner menu request, perhaps. “Pho?” “Sure!”
Freegan: The modern day version of a dumpster diver.
“I thought a raccoon got into my trash last night but it
was just the neighborhood freegan. Hope he liked those
poutine scraps.”
Crowdfunding: “I no longer panhandle or bum spare
change off the relatives. Instead, I crowdfund.”
Others with a new spot in the dictionary include
steampunk, fangirl and something called a yooper.
Don’t worry if you don’t yet have the hang of these
words because chances are not all will stand the test of
time. Very likely they will be overused before falling to
the wayside like 2003’s ever-popular “shock and awe.”
But before they do, give one a whirl in conversation and
let the newcomers enjoy their time in the linguistic
limelight for a spell.
Michelle Durand’s column “Off the Beat” runs every
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By Kelvin Chan
HONG KONG — World stocks mostly
rose Monday on optimism about the U.S.
economy, hints from China about further
stimulus and hopes for greater stability in
Ukraine after its elections.
Trading volumes were low, however, as
U.S. and British markets were closed for
Investor sentiment was boosted after the
Standard & Poor’s 500 on Friday finished
above the 1,900 level for the first time. The
gains came after the Commerce Department
on Friday reported that new home sales rose
6.4 percent in April after falling in the pre-
vious two months. Demand for new homes
has been one of the last missing pieces as
the U.S. economy, the world’s largest,
recovers from the global financial crisis.
Meanwhile, remarks by Chinese Premier
Li Keqiang that suggested Beijing is prepar-
ing further mini-stimulus measures to sup-
port the economy gave a lift to Chinese
Li said appropriate policy tools and time-
ly fine tuning are being prepared as the
world’s second biggest economy continues
to face “relatively big” downward pressure,
the state-run China Daily newspaper said
Saturday, citing a speech Li gave on
“There seems to be a growing view among
Western strategists that while Chinese
authorities will keep monetary policy
steady, they are starting to look at fairly
targeted support for the economy,” said
Chris Weston, chief strategist at IG Markets
in Melbourne.
In Europe, Germany’s DAX rose 1.3 per-
cent to close at 9,892.82 and France’s CAC
40 gained 0.8 percent to 4,526.93.
Investors were cheered by the fact that the
result of the national election in Ukraine
was accepted by both western powers and
Russia. The president-elect said he would
engage in talks with Moscow and seek to
ease the crisis, though new attacks were
made on pro-Russian militants in the east-
ern part of the country.
Meanwhile, results from the European
Parliament elections showed parties that are
against the European Union and favor
stronger national borders — on issues from
immigration to business — made huge
gains. Experts say that while their advance
will not affect the European Parliament sig-
nificantly, as the disparate parties will have
trouble creating alliances, their strong
showing could push some governments to
reassess their policies.
Among the notable exceptions was Italy,
where a strong vote for the ruling party was
seen to strengthen its mandate to reform the
economy. Italy’s stock market jumped 3.6
Earlier, in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225
benchmark rose 1 percent to close at
14,602.52 as the dollar strengthened
against the yen, rising briefly above 102
yen in early trading before easing to
101.93. A weaker yen means the electron-
ics, cars and other goods made by Japan’s
exporting giants such as Nikon, Sony and
Honda are cheaper for overseas buyers.
The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.3
percent to close at 2,041.48 while Hong
Kong’s Hang Seng ended flat 22,963.18.
South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.3 percent to
2,010.35 while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200
gained 0.4 percent to 5,512.80.
World stocks mostly higher on U.S. optimism
Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange.
By Alex Veiga
Pfizer said Monday that it does not intend
to make a takeover offer for British drugmak-
er AstraZeneca, pulling the plug for now on
what would have been the largest deal in the
industry’s history.
The announcement came a week after
AstraZeneca’s board rejected a $119 billion
buyout proposal from Pfizer, the world’s sec-
ond-biggest drugmaker by revenue.
The decision ends a bid that had raised con-
cerns about the prospect of job cuts, facility
closings and losing science leadership in the
U.K. , where London-based AstraZeneca is the
second-biggest drugmaker behind
GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
Because Pfizer still needs to find new
avenues to grow, some analysts think the
halt means only a temporary lull.
Pfizer had until 5 p.m. local time in London
on Monday to extend a firm offer for
AstraZeneca or declare its intent not to do so.
Under U.K. law, Pfizer now cannot make
another offer for six months, although the
company can do so as soon as 90 days if
AstraZeneca invites another offer.
Pfizer, the maker of Lipitor and Viagra, has
been courting No. 8 AstraZeneca since
January, saying their businesses would be
stronger together.
Last week, it raised its stock-and-cash offer
for a third time this year, to $93 per share.
But AstraZeneca rejected the bid just hours
later, saying it undervalued the company,
which has promising new drugs in the
On Monday, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Ian
Read reiterated that Pfizer’s last offer “was
compelling and represented full value for
AstraZeneca, based on the information that
was available to us,” he said.
Pfizer has said it would not mount a hostile
takeover bid. The company had previously
said that its proposed offer could not be
increased unless AstraZeneca engaged in dis-
cussions and recommended the deal to its
shareholders before Monday’s deadline.
In a statement, AstraZeneca Chairman
Leif Johansson acknowledged Pfizer’s deci-
“We welcome the opportunity to continue
building on the momentum we have already
demonstrated as an independent company,”
Johansson said.
A Pfizer-AstraZeneca combination would
have represented the richest acquisition ever
among drugmakers and the third-biggest deal
in any industry, according to figures from
research firm Dealogic.
AstraZeneca repeatedly rejected Pfizer’s
offers, insisting they significantly underval-
ued the company and its portfolio of experi-
mental drugs.
“For Pfizer, this now puts them in a posi-
tion where they went out there to become
the super pharmaceutical company in one
fell swoop, and now that’s not going to
happen,” said Steve Brozak, president of
WBB Securities. “Now the question
becomes, do they look for another target
or rethink their strategy?”
Pfizer’s decision is likely just a temporary
strategic retreat, said Erik Gordon, a profes-
sor at University of Michigan’s Ross School
of Business.
That’s because Pfizer still needs to
strengthen its new product pipeline and also
minimize the high U.S. taxes it pays on over-
seas income — two goals an AstraZeneca
acquisition could help fulfill.
Gordon expects that Pfizer’s next move
will be to push the institutional investors
who own large blocks of AstraZeneca shares
to help persuade the company’s board to open
up deal talks with Pfizer after 90 days and
share more details on its slate of potential
new drugs that could justify a higher offer.
“I’d be surprised if AstraZeneca doesn’t hear
from Pfizer again,” he said.
Pfizer slipped from the world’s largest drug-
maker to No. 2 last year, behind Novartis AG,
mainly because Lipitor got generic competi-
tion at the end of 2011, wiping out several
billion dollars in annual sales.
Pfizer pulls plug on push to buy AstraZeneca
By Paul Wiseman
WASHINGTON — China may be try-
ing to steal trade secrets from U.S.
businesses, as federal prosecutors
allege. Yet for many U.S. companies,
China’s vast market remains an irre-
sistible source of business.
The Justice Department’s indictment
last week of five Chinese military offi-
cials accused them of trying to pilfer
confidential information from
American companies. But even some
of the alleged U.S. corporate victims
of the hackers have little incentive to
cheer any trade rupture with China.
One, Westinghouse, is building four
nuclear reactors in China.
Another, specialty steelmaker
Allegheny Technologies, operates a
joint venture in Shanghai.
A third, Alcoa, is the biggest for-
eign investor in China’s aluminum
market. Indeed, Alcoa went so far as to
downplay Justice’s charges: “No
material information was compro-
mised during this incident which
occurred several years ago,” the com-
pany said.
American companies are in a deli-
cate position. They want to maintain
good relations with China, the world’s
second-biggest economy and a market
where U.S. firms’ earnings grew nearly
50 percent last year. But they’re also
increasingly fearful of Chinese hack-
ers stealing their trade secrets.
Looked that way, the hacking case is
“going to be positive in opening up
the conversation,” said Jamian Ronca
Spadavecchia, founder of the Oxbow
Advisory, which advises companies
about risks in China and other emerg-
ing markets. “It’s bringing into the
open some of the issues U.S. compa-
nies are facing.”
AU.S.-China Business Council sur-
vey has found that cybersecurity is a
growing threat for U.S. companies in
China: It jumped from to No. 14 last
year from No. 23 in 2012 on a list of
gripes about the Chinese market.
American companies are also increas-
ingly irritated by China’s attempts to
censor the Internet, according to a sur-
vey by the American Chamber of
Commerce in China.
The confrontation over hacking —
China rejects the charges as based on
“fabricated facts” — highlights the
often-awkward relationship between
China and the United States. They’re
frenemies in a globalized world —
rivals and partners in both politics
and economics.
U.S. companies complain that
China is becoming less hospitable to
foreign companies. They cite policies
that give Chinese firms an edge over
foreign competitors, cumbersome
licensing requirements and endless
struggles to protect their intellectual
property — from software to music to
clothing design — from theft.
For all the complaints and tensions,
U.S.-China business ties are tight and
getting tighter.
Last week, even as the hacking con-
troversy raged, former U.S. ambassa-
dors to Beijing rang the closing bell
at the New York Stock Exchange to
mark the 35th anniversary of U.S.-
China diplomatic relations. After all,
77 Chinese company stocks now trade
on the NYSE. Another big one — e-
commerce giant Alibaba — plans to
list its stock in the United States,
either on the NYSE or NASDAQ.
Trade in goods between the U.S. and
China last year hit a record $562 bil-
lion. American companies earned
nearly $10 billion last year in China,
another record. American direct
investment in China exceeds $50 bil-
Hacking case belies profitable U.S. links with China
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Tuesday • May 27, 2014
By Josh Dubow
OAKLAND — Athletics manager Bob
Melvin issued a pregame message to his
slumping team to grind out at-bats rather
look for home runs.
Fortunately for the A’s, the players didn’t
exactly follow that advice.
Kyle Blanks homered in his home debut at
the Coliseum, Derek Norris capped
Oakland’s five-homer day with a grand slam
and the A’s snapped a
four-game skid with a 10-
0 win Monday over the
Detroit Tigers.
“We’ve shown that we
can hit some home runs,
and we did that today, ”
Melvin said. “But over
the last couple of days we
wanted to impress upon,
pass the baton, make
guys work, get in good counts. ... It just
turned out that we hit some homers today. ”
Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson each
hit their 12th home run and Yoenis
Cespedes also went deep for the A’s, who
broke out of their slump by getting homers
from five players for the first time since
That backed another strong start from
Tommy Milone (3-3), who allowed four hits
in 6 2-3 innings to improve to 3-0 with a
1.03 ERA in his past four starts after mak-
ing an adjustment to shorten his stride.
“I think it’s really helped with my com-
mand,” Milone said. “I think that’s the
biggest thing I’ve seen from before and now
is command with the fastball and keeping
everything low in the zone.”
Drew Smyly (2-3) allowed a career-worst
four home runs for the Tigers, who have lost
seven of eight.
“It was like, is this really happening?”
Smyly said. “I felt good and I felt like I was
Blanks impresses in Oakland debut as A’s blast Tigers
Menlo-Atherton pitcher Erik Amundson rebounded from a disheartening outing in the 2013
playoffs to fire a one-hitter in Thursday’s CCS opener as the Bears upset Watsonville.
By Terry Bernal
One ill-fated gem in a most crucial game is
quite possibly the secret to Erik Amundson’s
success this season.
Now Menlo-Atherton’s senior ace,
Amundson finished on a surreal loss
against San Benito in last year’s Central
Coast Section Division I playoff opener.
The then-junior right-hander took a no-hit-
ter into the sixth inning. Then, with the
Bears having taken a one-run lead in the
previous half inning, Amundson surren-
dered back-to-back solo home runs to
Robert Soto and Robert Tonascia before
giving way to reliever Matt McGarry.
“I went into center field sort of confused
and a little disappointed in myself,”
Amundson said.
The bombs stood as only two San Benito
hits of the game as M-Awent to a 3-2 elimi-
nation loss.
This year, Amundson again took the ball
in M-A’s CCS playoff opener, starting for
the No. 12-seeded Bears against No. 5
Watsonville. The senior experienced no
confusion or disappointment — only domi-
nance — as he outdid his previous CCS out-
ing by hurling a one-hitter to pace Menlo-
Atherton to a 2-1 upset Thursday at
Because of Amundson’s dominant effort,
he has been named the San Mateo Daily
Journal Athlete of the Week.
“I felt a little more confident because I had
been there before,” Amundson said.
Amundson had trouble getting his feet on
the ground through the early innings — lit-
erally. Because opposing pitcher Chris
Rivera’s stride was shorter, Amundson was
Amundson rebounds
Athlete of the Week
See A’s, Page 15
ount me among those who were a
bit stunned by the decision of
coach Jurgen Klinsmann to drop
Landon Donovan from the United States
Men’s National Soccer Team roster just
weeks before the start of the 2014 World
Cup in Brazil.
Many have said Donovan is the “face”
of U.S. soccer, having made his first
World Cup team as a 19-year-old in 2002
and playing in two more World Cups
since then. Donovan has since gone on
to score some of the biggest goals in
U.S. soccer history,
none bigger than his
game winner against
Algeria in the final
seconds in the last
game of group play
in the 2010 World
Cup, a goal that went
viral as video after
video showed
American fans erupt-
ing in living rooms
and bars around the
While I was
shocked, that doesn’t mean I disagree
with the decision. Unlike others who
believe Donovan should be on the roster
simply because he is Donovan and the
face of the sport in the U.S., I believe
Klinsmann made the tough decision
based on what he has seen in training
And to be perfectly honest, it’s much
easier to side with Klinsmann than
Donovan. Klinsmann was a hero for the
West Germany and Germany national
teams and one of the all-time greats —
whose teams I rooted for growing up and
is still my second-favorite behind the
U.S. Donovan is not even the best player
on this continent.
Donovan has 57 goals in 154 interna-
tional games, including five in three
World Cups. But is the U.S. team much
Unpopular move
to cut Donovan
the right choice?
See LOUNGE, Page 14
By Howard Fendrich
PARIS — The positive vibes and big-deal
victories began for Stan Wawrinka at last
year’s U.S. Open, back when he still went
by “Stanislas,” and picked up steam at this
year’s Australian Open, where he earned the
right to forever be called “major champi-
And yet all of that seemed so far away late
Monday at the French Open as dusk
approached — and defeat became apparent
— in Wawrinka’s first Grand Slam match
since winning his first major title.
Surprisingly, Wawrinka looked listless.
More stunningly, he looked very little like
a guy who was seeded No. 3 behind Rafael
Nadal and Novak Djokovic and proclaimed
himself “one of the favorites” just a few
days earlier. In by far the biggest develop-
ment of the tournament’s first two days,
Wawrinka lost in the first round at Roland
Garros with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 defeat to
41st-ranked Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of
“I was trying to find my game, trying ...
to be aggressive, trying to find anything.
And I didn’t,” said Wawrinka, whose trade-
mark one-handed backhanded was off-target
throughout. “I was completely flat.”
He is the first Australian Open champ to
exit in the first round of that year’s French
Open since Petr Korda in 1998.
Garcia-Lopez has never been past the
third round at a major.
During a pre-tournament news conference
Friday, Wawrinka spoke about deriving con-
fidence from his recent spate of success.
Long in the shadow of Roger Federer, his
Swiss Davis Cup and Olympic teammate,
not to mention good friend, Wawrinka
reached his first major semifinal in New
York last September, beating defending
champion Andy Murray before losing a five-
setter to Djokovic. In January, Wawrinka
topped Nadal in the Australian Open final.
Boosting his clay-court bona fides head-
ing to Paris, Wawrinka defeated Federer in
April’s final at the Monte Carlo Masters.
While he’s never been beyond the quarter-
finals at the French Open, Wawrinka seemed
primed to do so.
Instead, he lost in the first round in Paris
Wawrinka upset in 1st round of French Open
See TENNIS, Page 15
See AOTW, Page 12
M-A senior ace
fires 1-hitter in
playoff opener
Kyle Blanks
Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Wyatt Driscoll, Menlo School baseball
The senior pitcher gave up one run on
nine hits in a complete-game effort as the
Knights beat Capuchino 2-1 to win their
Central Coast Section Division II opener
Mikey Diekroeger, Menlo baseball
Sure, the Knights’ leadoff hitter went 4 for
7 through two CCS playoff wins to help
Menlo advance to Tuesday’s Division II
semifinals. On defense though, Diekroeger
turned in the play of the week as the
Stanford-bound shortstop started a triple
play by nabbing a soft liner with a dive to
end Wednesday’s CCS opener at Capuchino.
Kate Nelson,
Half Moon Bay gymnastics
Nelson took home three individual titles,
a second-place finish and the all-around
championship at the CCS gymnastics
championships Wednesday. Nelson won in
dominating fashion, winning the vault by
nearly .20 of point, finished second in the
uneven bars, just .025 behind the winner.
She also won the balance beam by 0.75
points and the floor exercise by half a
point. She was the only gymnast to score
9.7 or higher on all four apparati.
As a team, Half Moon Bay took fifth.
Sophia Reyes,
Notre Dame-Belmont softball
The sophomore crushed a two-run double
in the bottom of the first inning to put the
Tigers up 2-0 on their way to a 4-1 win over
Pacific Grove in the first round of the CCS
Division III tournament Wednesday.
Lindsay Mifsud,
Notre Dame-Belmont softball
The junior pitcher limited Pacific Grove to
just one run on four hits while striking out
nine in the Tigers’ CCS win Wednesday.
Kirra Loucks, Carlmont softball
Hitting out of the No. 8 spot in the Scots'
lineup, Loucks was the catalyst for the
offense in their 9-4 win over Milpitas in the
quarterfinals of the CCS Division I tourna-
ment. Loucks walked, doubled, singled,
stole a base and scored three times.
Kyle Cambron, Sequoia baseball
The senior won the first CCS game of his
career, striking out a season-high eight and
limiting Fremont-Sunnyvale to two runs on
five hits Thursday. It was his eighth straight
complete game.
Liam Clifford, Sequoia baseball
Through two CCS games, the Cherokees’
cleanup hitter produced a 4-for-6 week. In
Thursday’s 5-2 win over Fremont, the sen-
ior tabbed two RBIs. In Saturday’s 3-0 win
over Christopher, Clifford had two doubles
and scored twice.
Rory McDaid, Capuchino baseball
He was the hard-luck loser in the 2-1 loss
to Menlo, but he struck out eight to reach
the 100-strikeout mark for the season.
Eryn McCoy, Hillsdale softball
The sophomore pitcher held Presentation
to just two runs on six during the Knights'
11-2 win over the Panthers in the quarterfi-
nals of the Central Coast Section Division
II tournament Saturday. McCoy also had a
big day at plate, reaching base in all four of
her at-bats, hitting a home run and a double,
and was twice hit by pitches. She also
scored twice.
Allie Stines, Capuchino softball
The sophomore went 3 for 6 in Cap’s two
CCS Divsion II games, including two RBIs
in support of pitcher Rafaela Dade’s shutout
in Wednesday’s 10-0 win over Monterey in
the playoff opener.
Ally Sarabia, Half Moon Bay softball
Afreshman pitcher, Sarabia did more dam-
age with her bat against Notre Dame-
Belmont in the quarterfinals of the the CCS
Division III tournament Saturday. She had a
pair of hits and drove in two runs during the
Cougars' 8-3 win over the Tigers.
Matt McGarry,
Menlo-Atherton baseball
The junior right-hander propelled M-A
into the CCS Division I semifinals with a
three-hitter in downing North Salinas 5-2.
In his 10th start of the year, McGarry
improved his record to 2-3, a misleading
record as he has posted a 2.38 ERA.
Honor roll
landing on the heel of his stride foot. The
mechanical struggle caused him to hang a
slider in the second inning which got pulled
down the left-field line for an RBI double —
the only hit Amundson surrendered in the
game — giving Watsonville a 1-0 lead.
But the Bears immediately claimed the
lead with a two-run rally in the third, and
Amundson reciprocated big time.
“There’s a lot of pressure when you score
to not give up runs in the same inning
because of momentum,” Amundson said.
“So, I definitely felt that pressure.”
Amundson responded to the pressure by
working out of the windup for the rest of the
day, firing five perfect innings to close out a
2-1 Bears win.
“He started to hit spots and it really
clicked,” M-A catcher Nikolai Tarran said.
“It’s pretty much how he’s been all year.
He’s been lights out.”
With his fifth complete game of the sea-
son, Amundson set the stage for McGarry in
Saturday’s quarterfinals against No. 4-seed
North Salinas. The Bears again played the
part of the underdog, and again delivered an
upset, riding McGarry’s three-hitter to a 5-2
win to advance to Thursday’s semifinal
“[McGarry] threw really well on
Saturday,” Amundson said. “Three hits and
seven strikeouts. I think they hit one ball
out of the infield and that was a little jam-
shot over shortstop.”
Now M-Ais looking for its biggest upset
yet in a clash with top-seeded Wilcox.
It will likely be Amundson who takes the
mound in what will be the senior’s final var-
sity start. He has had a fine career as a three-
year varsity standout, posting an 18-10
career record.
Amundson and McGarry have now worked
in tandem as the cornerstone of M-A’s start-
ing rotation for two seasons. Both have
similar stuff, relying on tailing fastballs
which create late sink and induce ground-
balls. While M-A’s defense has had its ups
and downs this season, they showed up in
support of Amundson’s playoff gem, com-
mitting no errors throughout.
Continued from page 11
Minor leaguer’s
first HR caught by dad
A 22-year-old Houston Astros prospect’s
first home run of the season was caught by a
familiar fan: his father.
Quad Cities first baseman Conrad Gregor
launched a go-ahead, three-run shot in the sixth
inning of the Class-A River Bandits’ 5-2 win
over the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Modern
Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday
night. A fan beyond the fence in right-center
field caught the ball and proudly waved his arms.
Turns out it was Gregor’s father, Marty.
The Quad City Times reported that
Gregor’s parents made the five-hour drive
from Carmel, Indiana, to attend the River
Bandits’ weekend series.
Sports brief
Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Vote John K. Mooney For
County Clerk – Assessor
June 3:
I believe:
In a well-trained workforce receiving a fair
income, having a safe, friendly work
environment & receiving the necessary tools to execute their
jobs in the most cost effective manner.
In praising my workers in public & if they make a mistake, discuss it
in private. If I receive praise from a third party, give full credit to the profes-
sional team & take very little credit for myself.
If elected, I will work to ensure that:
We keep track of all ballots &ballot boxes &have proper security to ensure they are
not misplaced.
We are in compliance with Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act.
We remove fromthe voter roster all deceased voters &those voters who have moved
out the county &have changed their place of voting.
All military personnel fromthis county receive their ballots on time &they are fully
informed on the date it must be mailed back to the County Election office.
We work with the military leadership to ensure there is no delay in getting the ballot to
the service personnel &return it as quickly as possible to the County Election Office.
FPPC: 1366964
By Antonio Gonzalez
SAN FRANCISCO — Drenched and reek-
ing of the cheap beer his teammates sprayed
on him, Jeff Samardzija stood at his locker
soaking in a long-awaited win.
“I smell great,” Samardzija said, smiling.
“I’d rather just drink the beer than them pour
it on me.”
Samardzija struck out a season-high 10 for
his first victory since last August, leading
the Chicago Cubs past the San Francisco
Giants 8-4 on Monday.
Samardzija (1-4) allowed six hits and
walked none in seven-plus innings. He also
had an RBI double during a three-run fourth
to help snap his 16-start winless streak.
The right-hander entered with six no-deci-
sions in his first 10 outings this year despite
leading the majors with a 1.46 ERA.
Chicago had lost nine of Samardzija’s first
10 starts.
“I think it’s a relief for him. Everybody’s
wanted him to have a victory,” Cubs manag-
er Rick Renteria said.
Nate Schierholtz hit his first home run of
the season and Darwin Barney drove in two
runs to help the Cubs come back from a 3-1
Pablo Sandoval homered and drove in
three runs for the Giants, who had won four
in a row. Sandoval has five home runs and 12
RBIs in his last eight games.
Yusmeiro Petit (3-2) gave up four runs and
six hits in five innings while filling in for
injured starter Matt Cain, who was scratched
after exiting his last outing with a strained
right hamstring. Petit struck out five and
walked none.
Left-hander David Huff, who struck out as a
pinch-hitter in the fifth, allowed four runs
and seven hits in 1 1-3 innings of relief as
the Cubs provided plenty
of runs to back
Samardzija’s long-sought
“He’s got gasoline in
his arm,” Giants catcher
Hector Sanchez said of
Samardzija, whose fast-
ball regularly reached 96
mph on the ballpark’s
Samardzija had not won
since Aug. 24 at San Diego last season,
mostly because of a lack of support from his
lowly club. He has allowed more than two
runs only twice this year, including Monday.
“Guys played amazingly out there for me
today, and I know they’ve been wanting it as
much as I did,” Samardzija said.
Samardzija was pulled after Angel Pagan
singled leading off the eighth. It was the
sixth time in Samardzija’s career he had at
least 10 strikeouts.
Justin Grimm got three outs in the eighth
and Neil Ramirez pitched a scoreless ninth.
That Samardzija’s skid ended at San
Francisco — which entered with the best
record in the majors — only made it that
much sweeter.
The Giants’ hottest hitter capitalized on
two of the few mistakes Samardzija made.
After Pagan reached when Samardzija
dropped the ball for an error while covering
first base, Sandoval singled with two outs in
the first to give the Giants a 1-0 lead.
The Cubs came back in the third on solo
shot by Schierholtz, a former Giants out-
fielder. Sandoval put San Francisco up 3-1
with a golf-like swing on a pitch that looked
well below the strike zone in the fourth.
Samardzija hit a tying, two-out double and
scored on Emilio Bonifacio’s triple during a
three-run fifth that put the Cubs in front 4-3.
“The hit by their pitcher kind of broke our
back,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
Welington Castillo and Barney each hit
RBI singles in the sixth. Anthony Rizzo and
Luis Valbuena each drove home a run in the
seventh to extend Chicago’s lead to 8-3 and
support Samardzija’s effort.
Samardzija gets 1st win of year against SF
Jeff Samardzija
Cubs 8, Giants 4
Cubs ab r h bi Giants ab r h bi
Bonifac cf 4 0 2 1 Pagan cf 4 1 1 0
Lake lf 5 1 1 0 Pence rf 4 0 0 0
Rizzo 1b 5 2 2 1 Posey 1b 4 1 1 0
SCastro ss 4 0 0 0 Sandovl 3b 4 1 2 3
Valuen 3b 5 1 2 1 Morse lf 3 1 1 0
Castillo c 4 1 2 1 Sanchez c 4 0 0 0
Schrhlt rf 4 2 2 1 Crawford ss 4 0 1 1
Barney 2b 3 0 1 2 Hicks 2b 4 0 0 0
Smrdzj p 4 1 1 1 Petit p 1 0 0 0
Grimm p 0 0 0 0 Huff ph-p 1 0 0 0
Ramirez p 0 0 0 0 Kontos p 0 0 0 0
Blanco ph 1 0 0 0
Lopez p 0 0 0 0
Gutrrz p 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 8 13 8 Totals 34 4 6 4
Chicago 001 032 200 — 8
SanFrancisco 100 200 100 — 4
E—Samardzija (2), Huff (1), B.Crawford (5). DP—San
Francisco 1. LOB—Chicago 6, San Francisco 4. 2B—
HR—Schierholtz (1), Sandoval (7). SB—Pagan (10).
CS—Bonifacio (4). SF—Barney.
Chicago IP H R ER BB SO
Samardzija W,1-4 7 6 4 3 0 10
Grimm 1 0 0 0 0 2
N.Ramirez 1 0 0 0 1 1
SanFrancisco IP H R ER BB SO
Petit L,3-2 5 6 4 4 0 5
Huff 1 .1 7 4 4 0 1
Kontos .2 0 0 0 0 0
J.Lopez 1 0 0 0 0 0
J.Gutierrez 1 0 0 0 2 0
ond, Chris Segal;Third, Mike Muchlinski.
T—3:11. A—42,257 (41,915).
Pence searching
for stolen scooter
By Antonio Gonzalez
Hunter Pence had a
somber look on his face
when he showed up to the
ballpark Monday, push-
ing himself on a backup
scooter the final few steps
through the clubhouse.
Pence said his cus-
tomized motor scooter,
which he rides a few
blocks to every home game, was stolen out-
side a restaurant on San Francisco’s water-
front Sunday night.
“It kind of doesn’t make much sense to
steal it because the charger is kind of rare.
It’s not going to last you very long,” Pence
said. “I just trust people and apparently
someone else needed it more than I do.”
Pence said he parked the scooter on an out-
of-the-way ramp where cooks come in and
out of the restaurant and never thought any-
body would take it. He said he has no ill will
toward the city, saying he has been over-
whelmed by the outpouring of support on
Twitter to find his lost scooter.
Pence said he did not file a police report.
He said he’s willing to forgive the culprit,
offering a signed bobblehead if the scooter
is returned — no questions asked.
.Pence still has hope he will get his
favorite scooter back. He said he even had a
dream Sunday night that he saw a man riding
it down the street.
“And I tackled him,” Pence said.
Hunter Pence
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better now than when he first came on the
scene in 2002? Probably, but in 2002,
there were no expectations. Hopes are now
exponentially higher and I don’t think
Donovan has pulled the rest of the team up
to meet those dreams.
Sure, it’s not fair to put all of the team’s
disappointments on Donovan — just as
it’s not fair to put on their accomplish-
ments on his shoulders either. Soccer is the
ultimate team game and the entire squad
shares in a team’s success and failures.
But let’s examine the possible reasons
Donovan was left off the team. Politics
can’t be ruled out. I think Klinsmann was
more than a bit miffed when Donovan took
a sabbatical last year, saying he had to
rediscover his passion for the game. For a
player and coach of Klinsmann’s caliber,
this had to have rubbed him the wrong way
— big time. Donovan’s decision to take a
break from soccer meant he would have to
work twice as hard to get back into
Klinsmann’s good graces.
And let’s face it: Donovan has clearly
lost a step. Last season, he scored 10 goals
and notched nine assists. In seven games
with the L.A. Galaxy this season, he has
two assists and no goals. Not exactly on
fire or in a groove heading to Brazil.
I think the bigger reason Donovan was
left off the squad is simply because
Klinsmann likes his other options better.
Donovan’s biggest asset is his versatility.
He can play any number of positions on
offense. But for the World Cup, players
need to have clearly defined roles. What is
Donovan? Is he a striker? An attacking or
holding midfielder? Awing? These are all
has played
and, while
he is good at
all, he is not
great at any.
was not
going to
make or
break the
chances in Brazil next month. In fact, not
many are expecting the U.S. to even make
it out of the group stage, facing the likes
of Ghana — which has eliminated the U.S.
in the last two World Cups, Portugal —
which boasts arguably the best player in
the world in Cristiano Ronaldo, and
Germany — always a favorite to win it all.
Because of that, the chances of the
Americans advancing are slim and now is
the time to start looking toward 2018 with
the players who will most likely become
the core of the U.S. team over the next sev-
eral years.
Besides, instead of fretting over how the
exclusion of Donovan will affect the
Americans offense, you should be ultra-
worried about the team’s defense, which
has been shaky at best over the last few
years. Apoor showing by the defensive
backline will have more to do with the
Americans’ failures than anything
Donovan could have brought to the table.
Nathan Mollat can be reached by phone:
344-5200 ext. 117 or by email:
nathan@smdailyjournal.com. You follow
him on Twitter@CheckkThissOutt.
Continued from page 11
Orange Coast College
wins JUCO baseball crown
Orange Coast College was crowned the
champions of California Community
College baseball with a 5-3 win over San
Joaquin Delta Monday at Fresno’s John
Euless Ballpark.
Having already fallen to Orange Coast
Saturday 4-1 in the double-elimination
championship tournament, Delta entered
into Monday’s showdown needing to win
two games to Orange Coast’s one. Delta got
off to a good start, jumping out to a 3-0 lead
in the second inning.
But Orange Coast rallied back, scoring
two runs in the third despite not tabbing a
hit in the inning. In the fifth, the Pirates
took the lead on a two-run single by Chris
Iriart. The sophomore finished the year with
a state-best 10 homers and ranked second
with 48 RBIs.
Orange Coast added an insurance run in the
seventh in support of winning pitcher David
Hill, who improved his record to 11-1 with
seven innings of work. Dominic Purpura
fired two perfect innings to close it out,
striking out pinch-hitter Hanalei Adams to
end it.
Both teams opened with wins Saturday,
with Delta edging Oxnard 5-2 and Orange
Coast defeating Sequoias 3-1. Sunday, both
Oxnard and Sequoias were eliminated.
Sequoias ended Oxnard’s season with a 10-9
in the first of three overall games Sunday.
After Delta fell to Orange Coast 4-1, Delta
eliminated Sequoias with an 11-3 thumping.
This marks its fifth all-time state title for
Orange Coast (36-9). Last having won it all
in 2009, the Pirates also claimed titles in
1956, ’60 and 2002. Delta (35-11) has cele-
brated one state championship in 2011.
Stanford earns at-large bid
Cardinal baseball is on its way to the post-
season for the first time since 2012.
Stanford received an at-large bid into the 64-
team NCAA field, it was announced Monday.
The Cardinal will play in the Bloomington
Regional in Indiana in double-elmination
tournament play starting Friday, along with
Indiana, Indiana State and Youngstown State.
It marks the 29th time in the past 34 years
Stanford has qualified for the Field of 64.
Stanford finished the regular season with a
30-23 record with a 16-14 mark in Pac-12
play, and won its four final series.
Sports briefs
making good pitches. Then I’d just leave
one up, home run. Leave the next one up,
home run. Bury the next one, home run.”
Oakland returned home mired in its
worst losing streak of the season, having
scored seven runs in the four losses to
Tampa Bay and Toronto.
That led to the pregame message to take
the “slow torture” approach of grinding
out at-bats rather than the “instant kill” of
a home run that ends a rally rather than
starts one.
“Homers can be rally killers but when
you end up hitting four or five of them on
the day you can probably make a different
statement,” Norris said.
Oakland responded with homers from
five players for the first time since Jack
Cust, Kurt Suzuki, Mark Ellis, Daric
Barton and Cliff Pennington did it Sept.
11, 2009, at Minnesota.
That helped the A’s win the first meeting
of the year against the team that eliminat-
ed them in Game 5 of the division series
the past two postseasons.
After squandering a prime scoring
chance in the first inning when Oakland
put runners on first and third with no outs,
the A’s got to Smyly with the long ball.
Moss got it started with a drive that hit
off the glove of a leaping Austin Jackson
and went over the center-field fence in the
second inning.
“He almost came up with it,” Tigers
manager Brad Ausmus said.
“Unfortunately for us it snapped out of his
glove. Part of me thinks it might have
changed the course of the game, but we’ll
never know. ”
Two batters later, Blanks hit a no-doubt
shot to left-center for his first home run
since being acquired May 15.
Oakland wasn’t done, getting back-to-
back shots from Donaldson and Cespedes
in the third inning to take a 4-0 lead to the
delight of the third sellout crowd of the
season at the Coliseum.
Norris hit his first career slam in the
eighth off Phil Coke in a rally helped by a
catcher’s interference call against Bryan
Holaday and an error by third baseman
Nick Castellanos.
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Davis lf 4 0 1 0 Crisp cf 4 1 1 1
Jackson cf 4 0 0 0 Norris c 5 1 1 4
Cabrera 1b 4 0 1 0 Dnldsn 3b 5 1 3 2
Martnz dh 4 0 2 0 Cespdes lf 5 1 1 1
Hunter rf 4 0 0 0 Lowrie ss 4 0 1 0
Cstllns 3b 2 0 0 0 Moss dh 4 1 1 1
Holady c 4 0 0 0 Callaspo 2b 4 1 1 0
Worth 2b 4 0 0 0 Blanks 1b 3 3 2 1
Romine ss 3 0 1 0 Gentry rf 2 1 0 0
Totals 33 0 5 0 Totals 36 10 11 10
Detroit 000 000 000 — 0
Oakland 022 200 04x — 10
(6).LOB—Detroit 8,Oakland 7.2B—Mi.Cabrera (18),
An.Romine(2).HR—D.Norris (5),Donaldson (12),Ce-
spedes (9), Moss (12), Blanks (1). SF—Crisp.
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO
Smyly L,2-3 5 8 6 6 2 3
Knebel 2 2 0 0 0 2
Coke 1 1 4 2 1 1
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO
Milone W,3-3 6.2 4 0 0 2 6
Otero 1.1 1 0 0 0 0
Doolittle 1 0 0 0 0 1
Umpires—Home, Jordan Baker; First, Angel Campos;
Second, Jerry Meals;Third, Paul Emmel.
T—2:53. A—35,067 (35,067).
Continued from page 1
for the first time since 2006, when he was
only 21.
Wawrinka — who recently told the ATP
he’d rather go by the shortened version of
his first name — finished with 62 unforced
errors, 34 more than Garcia-Lopez.
“I think what made him lose is he was
not very strong mentally — and I was,”
said Garcia-Lopez, who thought the match
would be suspended because of impending
darkness; there are no artificial lights on
French Open courts.
“I’m not as overwhelmed by emotions as I used to be,”
Garcia-Lopez said. “I played my game, on my terms.”
Wawrinka’s loss means yet another season will pass with-
out one man winning the Australian Open and French Open;
Jim Courier was the last to accomplish that double, in 1992.
Another top-10 man lost Monday when No. 9 Kei Nishikori
of Japan was eliminated by Martin Klizan of Slovakia. No. 17
Roberta Vinci of Italy was the only seeded woman to exit
Monday, when winners included 2012 champion Maria
Sharapova and 2011 Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova.
Nadal and Djokovic, meanwhile, looked very much like the
top two seeds.
When No. 2 Djokovic’s victory was interrupted by one of
the passing showers that made Monday a stop-and-start affair,
he pulled a white windbreaker over his head, plopped down on
his changeover bench, and invited a ball boy to sit, too.
Djokovic exchanged a racket for the kid’s tournament umbrel-
la. Then Djokovic handed over a Perrier, grabbed his own
orange-colored drink, and the pair clinked bottles, sipped,
then had a conversation.
Continued from page 11
Rafa Nadal
Heat 102, Pacers 90
MIAMI — LeBron James had 32 points and
10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points and
the Miami Heat moved one win away from a
return trip to the NBA Finals with a 102-90
win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Dwyane Wade scored 15 points for the
Heat, who have won three of the first four
games in the Eastern Conference finals. They
can win the East for a fourth straight season
with a win at Indiana on Wednesday night.
Miami led wire-to-wire, opening up as
much as a 23-point lead in the final quarter.
Paul George scored 23 points and David
West added 20 points and 12 rebounds for
the Pacers, who got 15 points from George
Hill. But Lance Stephenson was held to nine
and Roy Hibbert was scoreless in 22 min-
utes for Indiana.
The Pacers won two elimination games
in the first round against Atlanta, and need
to win three more if their yearlong plan of
topping Miami as kings of the East is
going to become reality.
NBA playoffs
Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
East Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 30 22 .577 —
New York 27 23 .540 2
Baltimore 26 23 .531 2 1/2
Tampa Bay 23 29 .442 7
Boston 21 29 .420 8
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 28 19 .596 —
Chicago 26 27 .491 5
Kansas City 24 26 .480 5 1/2
Minnesota 23 25 .479 5 1/2
Cleveland 24 28 .462 6 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
A’s 31 20 .608 —
Anaheim 28 22 .560 2 1/2
Texas 26 25 .510 5
Seattle 25 25 .500 5 1/2
Houston 20 32 .385 11 1/2
Texas 7,Minnesota2
Oakland10,Detroit 0
Seattle5,Angels 1
N.Y.Yankees 6,St.Louis 4,12innings
Houston9,Kansas City2
Rays (Cobb1-1) atToronto(Buehrle8-1),4:07p.m.
RedSox(Lester 4-6) at Atlanta(Harang4-4),4:10p.m.
O’s (W.Chen5-2) at Milwaukee(Garza2-4),5:10p.m.
Tribe(Masterson2-3) at ChiSox(Sale4-0),5:10p.m.
Astros (McHugh2-3) at K.C.(Guthrie2-3), 5:10p.m.
Rangers (Darvish4-2) at Minn.(P.Hughes 5-1),5:10p.m.
Yankees (Phelps 1-1) at St.Louis (Lynn5-2),5:15p.m.
Tigers (Scherzer 6-1) at Oakland(Gray5-1),7:05p.m.
Angels (Weaver 5-3) at Seattle(Elias 3-3),7:10p.m.
Houstonat Kansas City,11:10a.m.
Atlantaat Boston,4:10p.m.
Baltimoreat Milwaukee,5:10p.m.
Clevelandat ChicagoWhiteSox,5:10p.m.
Texas at Minnesota,5:10p.m.
N.Y.Yankees at St.Louis,5:15p.m.
Detroit at Oakland,7:05p.m.
Angels at Seattle,7:10p.m.
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 28 22 .560 —
Miami 27 25 .519 2
Washington 25 26 .490 3 1/2
Philadelphia 22 26 .458 5
New York 22 28 .440 6
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 30 22 .577 —
St. Louis 28 23 .549 1 1/2
Pittsburgh 23 27 .460 6
Cincinnati 22 27 .449 6 1/2
Chicago 19 30 .388 9 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Giants 32 19 .627 —
Los Angeles 28 24 .538 4 1/2
Colorado 27 24 .529 5
San Diego 23 29 .442 9 1/2
Arizona 21 32 .396 12
Pittsburgh5,N.Y.Mets 3
Miami 3,Washington2
ChicagoCubs 8,SanFrancisco4
N.Y.Yankees 6,St.Louis 4,12innings
L.A.Dodgers 4,Cincinnati 3
Rox(J.DeLaRosa5-3) at Phili (Hamels 1-2),4:05p.m.
RedSox(Lester 4-6) at Atlanta(Harang4-4),4:10p.m.
Bucs (Volquez2-4) at N.Y.Mets (Niese3-3),4:10p.m.
O’s (W.Chen5-2) at Milwaukee(Garza2-4),5:10p.m.
Yankees (Phelps 1-1) at St.Louis (Lynn5-2),5:15p.m.
Pads (Stults 2-5) at Arizona(Miley3-5),6:40p.m.
Reds(Simon6-2) at Dodgers (Greinke7-1),7:10p.m.
Cubs (Arrieta1-0) at S.F. (Hudson4-2),7:15p.m.
Pittsburghat N.Y.Mets,10:10a.m.
ChicagoCubs at SanFrancisco,12:45p.m.
Coloradoat Philadelphia,4:05p.m.
Miami atWashington,4:05p.m.
Atlantaat Boston,4:10p.m.
Baltimoreat Milwaukee,5:10p.m.
N.Y.Yankees at St.Louis,5:15p.m.
SanDiegoat Arizona,6:40p.m.
Cincinnati at L.A.Dodgers,7:10p.m.
No. 12 Menlo School vs. No. 8 Branham, 4 p.m. at
San Jose Municipal Stadium
No.3 Hillsdale vs.No.2 Pioneer,4:30 p.m.at PAL Sta-
dium, San Jose
No. 4 Half Moon Bay vs. No. 1 Santa Catalina, 7 p.m.
at PAL Stadium, San Jose
No. 3 Sequoia vs. No. 2 Westmont, 4 p.m. Thursday
at San Jose Municipal Stadium
day at San Jose Municipal Stadium
No. 1 Carlmont vs. No. 5 Wilcox, 4:30 p.m. at Hawes
Park, Redwood City
CCS track and field championships at San Jose City
Field events, 4 p.m.; running events 6 p.m.
Division I championship game at San Jose Munic-
ipal Stadium,TBD
Division II championship game at San Jose Munic-
ipal Stadium,TBD
Division I championship game at PAL Stadium,San
Division II championship game at PAL Stadium,San
Division III championship game at PAL Stadium,
San Jose,TBD
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
N.Y. Rangers 3, Montreal 1
Saturday, May17: N.Y. Rangers 7, Montreal 2
Monday, May19: NYRangers 3, Montreal 1
Thursday, May22: Montreal 3, Rangers 2
Sunday, May25: NYRangers 3, Montreal 2, OT
Tuesday, May 27: NY Rangers at Montreal, 5 p.m.
x-Thursday,May 29:Montreal at NY Rangers,5 p.m.
x-Saturday, May 31: NY Rangers at Montreal, 5 p.m.
Los Angeles 3, Chicago1
Sunday, May18: Chicago3, Los Angeles 1
Wednesday, May21: Los Angeles 6, Chicago2
Saturday, May24: Los Angeles 4, Chicago3
Monday, May26: Los Angeles 5, Chicago2
Wednesday,May 28:Los Angeles at Chicago,5 p.m.
x-Friday, May 30: Chicago at Los Angeles, 6 p.m.
x-Sunday, June 1: Los Angeles at Chicago, 5 p.m.
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
Miami 3, Indiana1
Sunday, May18: Indiana107, Miami 96
Tuesday, May20: Miami 87, Indiana83
Saturday, May24: Miami 99, Indiana87
Monday, May26: Miami 102, Indiana90
Wednesday, May 28: Miami at Indiana, 5:30 p.m.
x-Friday, May 30: Indiana at Miami, 5:30 p.m.
x-Sunday, June 1: Miami at Indiana, 5:30 p.m.
SanAntonio2, OklahomaCity1
Monday, May 19: San Antonio 122, Oklahoma
Wednesday, May 21: San Antonio 112, Okla-
Sunday,May25: OklahomaCity106, SanAnto-
Tuesday, May 27: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6
Thursday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 6
x-Saturday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City,
5:30 p.m.
x-Monday,June 2:Oklahoma City at San Antonio,6
Bruins claim
singles title
By George Henry
ATHENS, Ga. — All the hard work
Marcos Giron put into his condition-
ing at UCLAhas paid off.
“Even though I’ve had some
straight set matches this week, my
body is still fatigued,” he said. “It’s
tough coming out here playing in
the hot and humid conditions all
week long.”
Giron beat Pepperdine’s Alex
Sarkissian 6-4, 6-1 to win the
Bruins’ 11th men’s national singles
title on Monday.
The second-seeded Giron (30-5) is
UCLA’s first singles champion since
Benjamin Kohlloeffel in 2006.
Sarkissian (34-10) was attempting
to win the Waves’ second NCAAtitle
and first since 1988.
“He was just fitter than I was
today,” Sarkissian said. “He was the
better player. There was nothing I
could do. It’s good for him. He out-
lasted me today. “
UCLA coach Billy Martin, who
won a national singles title for the
Bruins in 1975, said Giron is “as
physically fit as any kid I’ve seen in
college tennis.”
Giron won after UCLA teammate
Clay Thompson, the tournament’s No.
1 seed, was upset in the first round by
South Florida’s Roberto Cid.
Sarkissian beat Cid in the quarterfinals.
Giron’s victory gives him an inside
track to earn a spot in the main draw of
the U.S. Open, though he must wait to
see if it becomes a reality.
“After talking about it all week
long, if I do well, to potentially go
to New York and to actually come
through and make it happen, I’m
really happy,” Giron said. “There’s
been a lot of tough hours out there
training, and for it to become a reali-
ty is just unbelievable.”
As the match wore on, Sarkissian
began to feel fatigue after needing
three sets to beat Harvard’s Denis
Nguyen in Sunday’s semifinals.
Kings 5, Blackhawks 2
LOS ANGELES — Jake Muzzin,
Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin
Brown scored in a dominant first
period, and the Los Angeles Kings
beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2
Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in
the Western Conference final.
Muzzin and Drew Doughty each
had a goal and an assist, and
Jonathan Quick made 22 saves as
the Kings moved to the brink of
their second trip
to the Stanley
Cup Final in
three seasons
with their third
straight win
over the defend-
ing champion
Brandon Saad
and Bryan
Bickell scored and Corey Crawford
stopped 16 shots for the
Blackhawks, who didn’t get rolling
until they trailed 4-0 late in the sec-
ond period.
One year after Los Angeles lost
the conference finals in five games
to Chicago, the Kings have their
own chance to close it out in five.
Game 5 is Wednesday in Chicago.
Tanner Pearson added an empty-
net goal for the Kings, who have
been to the NHL finals just twice in
franchise history, winning their
only title in 2012.
Two days after the Kings gritted
out a 4-3 victory over Chicago in
Game 3, they won again at Staples
Center by scoring three goals on six
shots in the first 16 minutes, cap-
ping an incredible three-game
offensive performance by the low-
est-scoring NHL team to make the
After trailing 2-0 late in the sec-
ond period of Game 2, Los Angeles
scored 13 goals in less than 100
minutes. After Muzzin scored on a
power play and Gaborik added his
10th goal of the postseason, Brown
banged a puck into an empty net for
a 3-0 lead in Game 4, setting off
multiple standing ovations from
their delirious fans.
NHL playoffs
Jake Muzzin
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WASHINGTON — Surprising new research
shows a small but diverse community of
bacteria lives in the placentas of healthy
pregnant women, overturning the belief
that fetuses grow in a pretty sterile environ-
These are mostly varieties of “good
germs” that live in everybody. But
Wednesday’s study also hints that the make-
up of this microbial colony plays a role in
premature birth.
“It allows us to think about the biology of
pregnancy in different ways than we have
before, that pregnancy and early life aren’t
supposed to be these totally sterile events,”
said lead researcher Dr. Kjersti Aagaard of
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
We share our bodies with trillions of
microbes — on the skin, in the gut, in the
mouth. These communities are called our
microbiome, and many bacteria play critical
roles in keeping us healthy, especially
those in the intestinal tract. A few years
ago, the government’s Human Microbiome
Project mapped what makes up these
colonies and calculated that healthy adults
cohabitate with more than 10,000 species.
Healthy newborns pick up some from
their mother during birth, different bugs
depending on whether they were delivered
vaginally or by C-section.
What about before birth? There have been
some signs that the process could begin in-
But, “we have traditionally believed in
medicine that the uterus is a sterile part of
the human body,” said Dr. Lita Proctor of the
National Institutes of Health, who oversaw
the microbiome project.
With the new research, “we realize that
microbes may play a role even in fetus
development,” added Proctor, who wasn’t
involved in the work. “The results of this
study now open up a whole new line of
research on maternal and pediatric health.”
Aagard’s team earlier had studied the
microbiome of the vagina, and learned that
its composition changes when a woman
becomes pregnant. The puzzle: The most
common vaginal microbes weren’t the same
as the earliest gut bacteria that scientists
were finding in newborns.
What else, Aagaard wondered, could be
“seeding” the infants’ intestinal tract?
With colleagues from Baylor and Texas
Children’s Hospital, Aagaard analyzed 320
donated placentas, using technology that
teases out bacterial DNAto evaluate the type
and abundance of different microbes.
The placenta isn’t teeming with microbes
— it harbors a low level, Aagaard stressed.
Medtronic to pay more than
$1 billion in patent settlement
MINNEAPOLIS — Medtronic has agreed
to pay more than $1 billion to settle long-
standing patent litigation with fellow med-
ical device maker Edwards Lifesciences over
replacement heart valves.
The Minneapolis company also said
Tuesday a heavy charge from that settlement
helped drop its fiscal fourth-quarter profit 54
percent, but Medtronic’s earnings still
matched Wall Street expectations, not
counting that one-time item.
Medtronic Inc. and Irvine, California-
based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. have been
entangled in litigation for several years
over Medtronic’s CoreValve heart valve sys-
tem. Edwards has said it infringes on patents
protecting its Sapien product. Both are
replacement heart valves delivered through
minimally invasive surgery.
Under the deal announced Tuesday,
Medtronic will pay Edwards a one-time sum
of $750 million and royalty payments of no
less than $40 million annually through
April 2022 based on CoreValve sales.
The companies also will dismiss all legal
matters and have agreed not to sue each
other anywhere in the world over aortic and
all other transcatheter heart valves for eight
In the fiscal fourth quarter, Medtronic
earned $448 million, or 44 cents per share.
That compares to $969 million, or 95 cents
per share, last year.
Study shows bacteria live
even in healthy placentas
Health brief
Healthy newborns pick up some microbes from their mother during birth, different bugs
depending on whether they were delivered vaginally or by C-section.
See STUDY, Page 18
Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Among them are kinds of E. coli that
live in the intestines of most healthy
But to Aagaard’s surprise, the pla-
cental microbiome most resembled
bacteria frequently found in the mouth,
she reported in the journal Science
Translational Medicine. The theory:
Oral microbes slip into the mother’s
bloodstream and make their way to the
Why does the body allow them to
stay? Aagaard said there appears to be a
role for different microbes. Some
metabolize nutrients.
Some are toxic to yeast and para-
sites. Some act a bit like natural
versions of medications used to
st op pret erm cont ract i ons, she
In fact, among the 89 placentas that
were collected after preterm births,
levels of some of the apparently help-
ful bacteria were markedly lower, she
Aagaard is beginning a larger study
to explore the link, planning to ana-
lyze the oral and placental microbio-
mes of more than 500 pregnant women
at risk of preterm birth.
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to reopen the rink, which means it
could opt to just keep it vacant, accord-
ing to the city’s website.
But those who used to frequent the
rink say the city needs to represent the
community’s best interests.
“We’re losing a recreational amenity
that’s probably worth at least $10 mil-
lion … outside of the land,” said Julie
McAuliffe, a San Mateo resident who
said her four children skated at the
rink. “We want the city to evaluate
what it’s losing financially because
the developer is going to gain mil-
lions and millions of dollars. So it’s a
huge private gain for a huge public
Hundreds of people attended the
community meeting SPI held April 24
and no one spoke in support of defer-
ring a recreational use elsewhere, said
Dina Artzt, whose son used to skate at
the rink.
SPI did not return a request for com-
ment. However, Peter Meier, who rep-
resented SPI at the community meet-
ing, previously said SPI determined
the space would be better served as
retail to compete with the neighboring
Stanford and Hillsdale shopping cen-
Artzt and McAuliffe said the rink was
well used by skaters of all ages.
Families would frequent the restaurants
and shops after games or while their
kids were practicing, they added.
Artzt said the city should have got-
ten involved when SPI refused to renew
the previous ice rink operator’s lease
last year.
“It looks to us that SPI is calling the
shots,” Artzt said. “No one has stepped
up to say ‘that’s not OK. We need you
to keep this operating until there’s a
change.’ … It was the intent of SPI to
demolish the building as soon as the
tenants were out.”
Mayor Robert Ross said he hears the
community’s frustration but the coun-
cil needs to adhere to the process and
wait until all input is gathered.
“We’re always unable to make deci-
sions until we’ve got all the data from
all the parties involved. But as far as
the ice rink, there’s some critical ques-
tions that need to be asked and some
critical answers that need to be provid-
ed in order to make informed decisions
about it,” Ross said.
Artzt’s husband Len Rosenduft said
he understands the city needs to follow
procedures for discussing a pre-appli-
cation, but it’s disconcerting that city
officials haven’t been as vocal as they
were when they demanded the ice rink
remain during the formation of the
site’s Master Plan when Bridgepointe
was originally developed.
Rosenduft said he and rink support-
ers want the Planning Commission to
demand studies including an analysis
of the city’s current recreational
resources, an economic impact study
that outlines potential financial losses
to the city and a broader legal evalua-
tion on the conditions of approval for
SPI to update the plan.
The pre-application and application
process will take significant time and,
in the meantime, it’s within the city’s
purview to make demands, Rosenduft
“Aside from legal arguments, there’s
a second case, just from the moral
standpoint. Why is it necessary to
play hardball with the community and
take away this recreational amenity?”
Rosenduft said. “We believe it was
integral to the original Master Plan
and that the public is being denied ben-
efits it expected and we want them to
demand the rink be reopened now. ”
The Planning Commission will hear
from the public at Tuesday’s meeting
and provide comment to SPI on its pre-
application. The City Council will
then have a chance to review it and
provide comment at a future meeting.
Unlike the first application, this sec-
ond one requests council suggest what
would be a suitable alternative recre-
ational amenity.
Ross said he’s attentive to the com-
munity’s desires and has tried to offer
SPI a compromise.
“I asked would they be open to us
relaxing the height limitations over
there, allowing them to go up, allow-
ing the ice rink to stay and then as an
extra added benefit to the community,
would they be willing to put an open
park terrace at the top,” Ross said.
“That’s a win, win, win. They get their
retail space, the ice rink people con-
tinue to come, we continue to get great
commerce out of the place and we get
the added tax benefit.”
However, Ross said he believes SPI
may not be amenable to the possibili-
t y.
But Artzt, McAuliffe and Rosenduft
said SPI took away a truly unique
amenity that was supported by the
public and city in years past.
“I’d like to see somebody in the city
get on a bully pulpit,” Rosenduft said.
“There’s legal persuasion, but I’d like
to see more. The rest of the community
is outraged, but we’re not hearing any-
thing from the city and we think
they’ve got room to speak out without
compromising their ability to vote on
future matters. What I’d like to know,
personally, is [does the city] want to
see an ice rink in San Mateo?”
The San Mateo Planning
Commission meeting is 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 27 at City Hall, 330 W.
20th Ave., San Mateo. For more infor-
mation visit the What’s Happening
page at www.cityofsanmateo.org.
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Supermarket combines
gym with grocery store
By John Kekis
ALBANY, N.Y — When Ann Lawson strolls into her
neighborhood grocery store, she really gets a workout.
That’s because her Hannaford supermarket has a small
gym located just past the pharmacy counter. It has tread-
mills, stationary bicycles, various other cardio machines,
even a state-of-the-art Zumba room with a shiny wooden
And best of all — it’s free.
“It’s about me getting healthy and losing some of this
excess weight,” Lawson said. “And I like the idea of being
able to work out and shop in one trip.”
Maine-based Hannaford insists the 5,600-square-foot
health facility that opened in October is not part of some
shrewd marketing campaign. The Albany store is the only
one in the 184-store chain with such a gym, and there are no
plans for more.
The idea grew out of a meeting last summer between
Hannaford, the local YMCA and the health care provider
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan. All said their goal
was to come up with something to improve the area’s health
while also being convenient, accessible and free.
The store had the extra space after a recent remodeling,
and the Healthy Living Center was born with a goal to tar-
get obesity and diabetes.
“It’s been a natural partnership,” said Nancy Gildersleeve,
director of healthy living for the Capital District YMCA.
“This was perfect for our community. We have got to partner
to prevent these chronic diseases.”
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WASHINGTON — From California to
Rhode Island, states are confronting new
concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise
as a result of the federal health care law.
That’s likely to revive the debate about
how federal decisions can saddle states
with unanticipated expenses.
Before President Barack Obama’s law
expanded Medicaid eligibility, millions of
people who were already entitled to its
safety-net coverage were not enrolled.
Those same people are now signing up in
unexpectedly high numbers, partly
because of publicity about getting insured
under the law.
For states red or blue, the catch is that
they must use more of their own money to
cover this particular group.
In California, Democratic Gov. Jerry
Brown’s recent budget projected an addi-
tional $1.2 billion spending on Medi-Cal,
the state’s version of Medicaid, due in part
to surging numbers. State officials say
about 300,000 more already-eligible
Californians are expected to enroll than
was estimated last fall.
“Our policy goal is to get people cov-
ered, so in that sense it’s a success,” said
state legislator Richard Pan, a Democrat
who heads the California State Assembly’s
health committee. “We are going to have
to deal with how to support the success.”
Online exchanges that offer subsidized
private insurance are just one part of the
health care law’s push to expand coverage.
The other part is Medicaid, and it has two
First, the law allows states to expand
Medicaid eligibility to people with
incomes up to 138 percent of the federal
poverty line, about $16,100 for an indi-
vidual. Washington pays the entire cost
for that group through 2016, gradually
phasing down to a 90 percent share. About
half the states have accepted the offer to
expand coverage in this way.
But whether or not a state expands
Medicaid, all states are on the hook for a
significantly bigger share of costs when it
comes to people who were Medicaid-eligi-
ble under previous law. The federal govern-
ment’s share for this group averages about
60 percent nationally. In California, it’s
about a 50-50 split, so for each previously
eligible resident who signs up, the state
has to pony up half the cost.
There could be many reasons why people
didn’t sign up in the past.
They may have simply been unaware.
Some may not have needed coverage.
Others see a social stigma attached to the
program for those with the lowest
incomes. But now virtually everyone in
the country is required to have coverage or
risk fines. That’s more motivation to come
“It’s not a bad thing that we are opening
a door that should have been open before,”
said Judy Solomon of the Center for
Budget and Policy Priorities, which advo-
cates for the poor.
The budget consequences are real.
“Clearly we are going to need to do our
best to make sure we are working within
the budget we are given,” said Deidre
Gifford, Rhode Island’s Medicaid director.
States always expected that some previ-
ously eligible people would sign up, but
Gifford said her state enrolled 5,000 to
6,000 more than it had projected.
In Washington state, people who were
previously eligible represent about one-
third of new Medicaid enrollments, rough-
ly 165,000 out of a total of nearly
483,000. But state officials say they are
treating that as a preliminary number, and
the true net increase may be lower once
they factor in people who drop out of the
program for a host of reasons, such as get-
ting a job with coverage.
Governors in California, Rhode Island,
and Washington all strongly supported the
health care law. Their outreach campaigns
to promote sign-ups overall probably con-
tributed to drawing out uninsured residents
who already were entitled to Medicaid.
But researchers also are seeing increased
Medicaid enrollment in states that have
resisted the health care law.
Arecent report from the market research
firm Avalere Health found Georgia enroll-
ment increased by nearly 6 percent.
Montana saw a 10 percent rise and South
Carolina 5 percent. A big exception is
Texas, which has barely seen any increase.
“Anyone who didn’t budget for this is
going to be behind the eight ball,” said
Avalere CEO Dan Mendelson. “It’s the
kind of thing governors will want to dis-
cuss with the White House.”
When the health care law was being
debated in Congress, many states recog-
nized they might face a problem if droves
of already-eligible people joined
Medicaid. States lobbied federal lawmak-
ers — unsuccessfully — to get more money
for that group, said Ray Scheppach, the
former top staffer for the National
Governors Association.
“States are concerned about this,” he
said. “It’s something they had been wor-
ried about right along.”
Medicaid surge triggers
cost concerns for states
“Our policy goal is
to get people covered,
so in that sense it’s a success.
...We are going to have to deal
with how to support the success.”
— State legislator Richard Pan,a
Democrat who heads the California
State Assembly’s health committee
By Jennifer McDermott
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As a group of
children walked home together from
school in Providence, they held hands and
played the “I Spy” guessing game. When
they reached a busy intersection, an adult
accompanying them prodded, “What’s the
“Behind the line!” they said in unison,
as they stepped back from the edge of the
curb and waited for the walk signal.
Shortly after, the group stopped in front
of 8-year-old Jaiden Guzman’s house. He
said goodbye to his friends and raced to
his front door. His mother waved and the
rest of the walking school bus continued
on its way.
For a growing number of children in
Rhode Island, Iowa and other states, the
school day starts and ends in the same way
— they walk with their classmates and an
adult volunteer to and from school.
Walking school buses are catching on in
school districts nationwide because they
are seen as a way to fight childhood obesi-
t y, improve attendance rates and ensure
that kids get to school safely.
Ten-year-old Rosanyily Laurenz signed
up for the Providence walking school bus
this school year. Before, she said, she was
sometimes late to school when her grand-
mother didn’t feel well enough to walk
with her.
But now, “I get to walk with my friends,”
Rosanyily said. “Plus, I get snacks.”
Many programs across the country are
funded by the federal Safe Routes to School
program, which pays for infrastructure
improvements and initiatives to enable
children to walk and bike to school.
Robert Johnson, of the Missouri-based
PedNet Coalition, a nonprofit that advo-
cates for transit alternatives, said the suc-
cess of the programs reflects a growing
interest in getting kids more active.
“Every parent is looking for ways to
make their child a little healthier, and
walking to school is one,” he said.
Kids, parents embracing
the walking school bus
Many programs across the country are funded by the federal Safe Routes to School program,
which pays for infrastructure improvements and initiatives to enable children to walk and
bike to school.
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Building Pete’s Harbor — Exhibit
Opening. 2200 Broadway, Redwood
City. Runs through Sept. 13. For more
information call 299-0104.
Presentation of the award-win-
ning book ‘Heart of a Tiger:
Growing Up With My Grandfather,
Ty Cobb’ by author Herschel Cobb.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Little House,
800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Free
and open to all. Refreshments and a
book signing will follow.
Dealing with Contractors. Noon.
Law Library, 710 Hamilton St.,
Redwood City. Come learn about
your rights and responsibilities when
planning and making home
improvements. Free. For more infor-
mation call 363-4913.
Movie Daze and Discussion-
August-Osage County. 1 p.m. City
of San Mateo Senior Center, 2645
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Free. For more information call 522-
Read the Book, Watch the Movie
featuring Khaled Hosseini. 5 p.m.
South San Francisco Main Library,
840 W. Orange Ave., South San
Francisco. Free. For more information
call 829-3860.
Home Buying 101. 5 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. South San Francisco Muni
Services Building, 33 Arroyo Dr.,
South San Francisco. Free and open
to the public. Register at www.sam-
car.org/homebuyersworkshop or call
Screening of American Teacher. 7
p.m. Barrett Community Center, Gym,
1835 Belburn Drive, Belmont. For
more information and to reserve
your place go to
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
to 1p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Lunch is $17
and the event is free. For more infor-
mation contact Mike Foor at
mike@mikefoor.com or go to
www. sanmateopr of essi onal al -
Tia Carroll Hosts the Club Fox Blues
Jam. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Club Fox,
2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $5. For
more information go to rwcblues-
Kenny Blackwell & Dorian Michael
– Live in Concert. 7 p.m. Redwood
City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield
Road, Redwood City. Acoustic man-
dolin and guitar duo feature a wide
variety of roots music. Free. For more
information call 780-7018.
TV Studio Production Workshop.
The MidPen Media Center, 900 San
Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Continues
through June 13. For more informa-
tion email beckysanders@midpen-
2014 Local Plein Air Painters Show.
Noon to 5 p.m. The Coastal Arts
League Museum, 300 Main St., Half
Moon Bay. Show runs through June
29. Hours are Thursday through
Monday. For more information go to
Armchair Travel and Adventure-
Walking on the Moon. 1 p.m. City of
San Mateo Senior Center, 2645
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Free. For more information call 522-
‘Willy Wonka Junior’ — Ralston
Middle School/San Carlos
Children’s Theatre. 7 p.m. Mustang
Hall, Central Middle School 828
Chestnut St., San Carlos. For more
information go to
Conversations About Death. 7:15
p.m. Los Altos Library, 13 South San
Antonio Road, Los Altos. Free. For
more information email
Many Dances. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center,
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
$5. For more information call 747-
New Millennium Chamber
Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Transfiguration
Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda de
las Pulgas, San Mateo. For more infor-
mation go to nmchamberorches-
Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to
11 a.m. The American Legion San
Bruno Post No. 409, 757 San Mateo
Ave., San Bruno. There will be eggs,
pancakes, bacon, French toast,
omelets, juice and coffee. $8 per per-
son, $5 for children under 10. Enjoy the
friendship and service from American
Legion members.
E-waste Collection Fundraiser at Fi-
esta Gardens. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fiesta
Gardens International School, 1001
Bermuda Drive, San Mateo. 50 percent
of revenue generated will support the
Walk with a Doc in Redwood City.
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Red Morton Park,
1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City.
Enjoy a stroll with physician volunteers
who can answer your health-related
questions along the way. Free. For
more information contact
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.
Camino, but public outcry prevented the
Cresta notes the classes are important for
learning basic math and science, organiza-
tional skills, the proper use and care of
tools, safety and social skills.
Many administrators, although well-
meaning, are out of touch with the needs of
the total school population, he said. For
example, at El Camino, only about 30 per-
cent of seniors attend a four-year university,
but all classes center around A-G require-
ments for admission to a four-year universi-
t y, he said. Taking college-credited auto
classes in high school can help students
who are going on to community college get
an edge over other students, putting them on
a priority list for auto classes in college, he
Former district students are also speaking
out about the cut, including Pete Rio, a 1996
graduate of South San Francisco High
School who took an auto class there. He
notes there’s lots of work opportunities
associated with gaining auto skills includ-
ing military work.
“Auto shop is very valuable to the stu-
dents because it teaches students self-
reliance, importance of vehicle mainte-
nance and allows for them to understand how
a vehicle works,” he said. “It teaches stu-
dents the importance of starting a project
and seeing a project through. … Everybody
is driving them (cars) — it’s the most fre-
quently used piece of machinery in the U.S.”
Meanwhile, the district says auto pro-
grams are valued at its high schools.
“Any of our high school students are wel-
come to participate in the program at
Skyline College or South San Francisco
High School,” Superintendent Alejandro
Hogan said in a prepared statement. … Our
students should not only be able to con-
tribute to the technology sector, they
should be leading its next generation. And
that is the district’s current focus for El
Camino High School.”
Still, the district continues to support a
number of programs and electives that,
including vocational, arts, and music pro-
grams, seek to broaden students’ understand-
ing of the world around them, he said.
“Those electives provide our students a
diverse experience that will support their
lifelong academic and personal success,”
Hogan said. “The district will continue to
invest resources into these valuable pro-
Another teacher, who asked not to be
named, said she is unhappy with the class
being dropped and has heard the same from
“Teachers in general have mentioned we
would like to have vocational classes for our
students based on students in district,” she
said. “Without the class, a lot of doors are
being closed for them at Skyline
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ed more space, city staff is proposing
increasing minimum lot sizes in the zon-
ing areas that deliver a significant piece of
its tax and employment base. These are
not zoning districts meant to accommo-
date small-scale uses but where more land
might be need for business operations.
“What we’re finding is we’ve become an
incubator but if we want them to grow we
have to give these businesses someplace
to grow into,” Community Development
Director Al Savay said.
The city recently sat down with
NatureBox, an company that delivers sub-
scription snack boxes to clients through
the mail, to discuss its expansion plans
and Savay said that is a perfect example of
the type of business that wants to stay
where it is but will eventually need to
“It’s the simple economics of space,”
Savay said.
Increasing the lot size could also attract
new or relocating businesses, particularly
in biotechnology and research and devel-
opment, and keep the city competitive
with neighboring communities.
At its last meeting, the Planning
Commission agreed to recommend the
City Council approve the changes which
would hike the current 5,000 square feet
minimum to 40,000 square feet in the light
industrial area, double the current 10,000
square feet size in heavy industrial, switch
the industrial arts from 20,000 square feet
to 1 acre and from 5,000 square feet to
20,000 square feet in the general commer-
cial industrial.
In choosing the new sizes, San Carlos
staff looked at the minimum lots of other
Peninsula cities and found they ranged
from 10,000 square feet to 3 acres.
At the same meeting, the commission
also approved recommending other zoning
amendments meant to clarify or improve
the city’s land use regulations and devel-
opment standards. These included reducing
the sidewalk clearance for outdoor dining
and retail from 6 feet to 4 feet. Four feet
still meets ADA requirements while,
according to city staff, the current 6-foot
mandate limits downtown merchants.
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Someone you care
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110 Employment
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203 Public Notices
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: 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).
203 Public Notices
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).
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 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
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
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
Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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
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
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
298 Collectibles
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.,
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
302 Antiques
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. ** SOLD to a Daily Journal reader!**
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
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
304 Furniture
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
FREE SOFA and love seat set. good
condtion (650)630-2329
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
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
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
304 Furniture
with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
TEA/ UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for ster-
eo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
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
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
AIR COMPRESSOR, 60 gallon, 2-stage
DeVilbiss. Very heavy. $390. Call
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
25 Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Wall calendar
6 Gimlet garnish
10 Gangster
14 Martini garnish
15 Everglades
denizen, for short
16 Muffin spread
17 Rubbish
19 Rush-order
20 Words of
21 Rubbish
23 Rubbish
28 Speed contests
29 Make, as a DVD
30 Expressive rock
music subgenre
31 Speaker
32 Teen’s skin
33 Lowest deck on a
35 Rubbish
41 __ zone:
restricted air
42 Understands
44 Colorado skiing
47 Help on stage
49 Pesky insect
50 Psychologist
51 Rubbish
53 Rubbish
55 Musical
56 Cantina hors
57 Rubbish
63 Anemia
64 Shipwreck
survivor’s refuge
65 “Don’t worry!”
66 Penny
67 “The Wanderer”
68 Witherspoon of
“Legally Blonde”
1 Unruly crowd
2 Suffix with plug
3 Zero, in soccer
4 Convenient meal
named for what it
was designed to
be eaten in front of
5 Listens to
6 Calculator
readout, briefly
7 CPA’s
8 Six-Day War
9 Letter between
Delta and
10 “Skedaddle!”
11 Former German
territory __-
12 “Next week,
on ...” bit
13 Second-year
18 Architect Mies
van der __
22 Sales meeting
23 CEO’s degree
24 Pained cry
25 Yes-__ question
26 “See ya!”
27 Electric shaver
31 Boozehound
34 Short basketball
36 Wooden
37 Ages and ages
38 Foam pad style
resembling a dairy
case container
39 City near Lake
40 Legato’s opp., in
43 NASDAQ buy
44 Invasive apps
45 Apply liberally
and carelessly
46 Grammar
stickler, e.g.
48 Fencing weapon
50 Top room
51 Cola Wars cola
52 Arafat of the 58-
54 __-back: relaxed
58 West Bank gp.
59 Thriller writer
60 Apply
62 __ out a living
By Gareth Bain
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
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
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
310 Misc. For Sale
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.
311 Musical Instruments
YAMAHA PIANO, Upright, Model M-305,
$750. Call (650)572-2337
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
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
316 Clothes
Twin Stitched. Knee Protection. Never
Used! Blue/Grey Sz34 $65. (650)357-
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
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
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
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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
335 Garden Equipment
$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
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on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
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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
620 Automobiles
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
FORD ‘98 EXPLORER 6 cylinder, 167K
miles, excellent condition, good tires,
good brakes, very dependable! $2000 or
best offer. Moving, must sell! Call
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
B-150, V-8, automatic, seats 8, good
condition, $1,700. 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
original case. $25 650-654-9252.
SNOW CHAINS metal cambell brand
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.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
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Fences - Gates - Decks
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10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
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Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
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• Full tree care including
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570 El Camino Real #160
Redwood City
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est. 1979
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Tuesday • May 27, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Michelle Faul
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military has
located nearly 300 school girls abducted by
Islamic extremists but fears using force to try
to free them could get them killed, the coun-
try’s chief of defense said Monday.
Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators
supporting the much criticized military that
Nigerian troops can save the girls. But he
added, “we can’t go and kill our girls in the
name of trying to get them back.”
He spoke to thousands of demonstrators
who marched to Defense Ministry headquar-
ters in Abuja, the capital. Many were brought
in on buses, indicating it was an organized
Asked by reporters where they had found
the girls, Badeh refused to elaborate.
“We want our girls back. I can tell you we
can do it. Our military can do it. But where
they are held, can we go with force?” he asked
the crowd.
People roared back, “No!”
“If we go with force what will happen?” he
“They will die,” the demonstrators
That appeared to leave negotiation the sole
option, but a human rights activist close to
negotiators said a deal to swap the girls for
detained Boko Haram members was agreed
last week and then scuttled at the last minute
by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The activist who is close to those mediat-
ing between Boko Haram extremists and gov-
ernment officials said the girls would have
been freed last week Monday.
Jonathan had already told British officials
that he would not consider an exchange. The
source spoke on condition of anonymity
because of the sensitivity of the issue.
Nigeria’s military and government have
faced national and international outrage over
their failure to rescue the girls seized by Boko
Haram militants from a remote northeastern
school six weeks ago.
Nigerian defense chief says abducted girls located
Pope wraps up delicate Mideast pilgrimage
JERUSALEM — Pope Francis wrapped up his Mideast pil-
grimage Monday with a balancing act of symbolic and some-
times spontaneous gestures to press his
call for peace between Israel and the
Palestinians and friendship between Jews
and Muslims in the land of Jesus’ birth.
Aday after he boosted Palestinian aspi-
rations by praying at Israel’s security bar-
rier surrounding Bethlehem, Francis hon-
ored Holocaust victims by kissing the
hands of several survivors, and accepted
Israel’s last-minute request to pray at a
memorial to victims of suicide bombings
and other attacks.
But the image that the Vatican hopes will define the trip, and
perhaps Francis’young papacy, was another: that of the leader
of the 1.2 billion strong Roman Catholic Church embracing
his Argentine friends, a rabbi and a Muslim, in front of the
Western Wall, adjacent to the disputed hilltop compound that
lies at the heart of decades of Israel-Arab tensions.
Thai coup leader: Don’t protest, it’s no use
BANGKOK — Bolstered by an endorsement from Thailand’s
king, the nation’s new military ruler issued a stark warning
Monday to anyone opposed to last week’s coup: don’t cause
trouble, don’t criticize, don’t protest — or else the nation
could revert to the “old days” of turmoil and street violence.
Speaking in his first public appearance since the coup, Gen.
Prayuth Chan-ocha defended the army’s takeover, saying he
had to restore order after seven months of increasingly violent
confrontations between the now-ousted government and
demonstrators who had long urged the army to intervene.
Around the world
Rachel Daniel,35,
holds up a
picture of her
daughter Rose
Daniel, 17, as her
son Bukar, 7, sits
beside her at her
home in
Maiduguri. Rose
was abducted
along with more
than 200 of her
classmates on
April 14 by Boko
Haram militants
from a secondary
school in Chibok,
Pope Francis