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Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 • Vol XIII, Edition 302
West Nile
‘a success’
San Mateo abatement reduces
mosquito numbers by 99 percent
By Samantha Weigel
After more than a month of battling San Mateo County’s
first reports of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus, the
San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District
was pleased to announce Monday its fogging abatement
treatments were successful.
However, as the warm summer weather continues and more
reports of deceased birds and squirrels are made, the district
said it would continue to closely monitor for further out-
The district first identified the virus in San Mateo in mid-
July and has fogged four times with the largest concluding
Thursday morning. Traps set before and after the treatment
turned up no infected mosquitoes and showed the population
was reduced by 99 percent, Vector Ecologist Theresa
Shelton said. The district fogged more than a square mile
Bill to allow county pilot for
all-mail voting to governor
A bill that would allow vote-by-mail
elections in San Mateo County advanced
out of the Legislature Monday and is
headed to the governor’s desk for signa-
Assembly Bill 2028, authored by
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South
San Francisco, would allow San Mateo
County to join Yolo County in using
mail primarily for three election dates prior to 2018 when
the pilot program expires.
The pilot sends a ballot, return envelope and prepaid
By Angela Swartz
To update aging facilities and provide
technology needed for an evolving job mar-
ket, the San Mateo County Community
College District is putting a $388 million
bond measure on the November ballot.
At a July 9 meeting, the school board dis-
cussed a potential bond measure in
November 2014 and voted July 23 to
authorize the measure that would allow for
construction, reconstruction, rehabilita-
tion or replacement of college facilities,
including furnishing and equipment for
school facilities that encompass 550 acres
and more than 1.6 million square feet of
classrooms, labs and other instructional
space. Some of these facilities are 50-year-
old buildings that have never been touched,
said Barbara Christensen, director of com-
munity and government relations for the
“Unfortunately, it (another measure) did-
n’t pass a few years ago and we had a list of
projects we needed to complete and that list
has grown,” said board President Karen
Schwarz. “There’s no other way to do capi-
tal improvement projects.”
The district worked with Godbe Research
to do surveys to determine when was best to
go out for the bond measure that requires 55
percent approval. Numbers were higher for a
November 2014 election over a November
2015 election. In addition, more than 70
percent of surveyed voters would go for the
$388 million measure, while a $477 million
measure was less popular, Schwarz said.
Colleges seek $388M bond
Funds would go toward modernizing buildings and updatinglabs, computers
Kevin Mullin
Laurelwood Park in San Mateo has been plagued with a strong odor due to a sewage pipe that leaked into Laurel Creek
more than a week ago. Sewage traveled about three-fourths of a mile from north of State Route 92 into the creek.
By Samantha Weigel
A sewage leak that contaminated
Laurel Creek and caused a foul odor at
Laurelwood Park has San Mateo city
staff working to repair a faulty pipe
and clean up the environmentally sen-
sitive habitat.
Sewage from residential and office
complexes on the north side of State
Route 92, just west of Hillsdale
Boulevard, seeped about three-fourths
of a mile down toward the popular
Laurelwood Park for several days, said
Gary DeJesus, deputy director of envi-
ronmental studies in the city’s Public
Works Department.
“When the pipe broke, sewage fol-
lowed the natural drainage course of
the storm system and eventually took
the path of least resistance and ended
up at the outfall of Laurelwood Park,”
DeJesus said.
The city first realized it was sewage
contaminating the creek on Friday and
sprung to action. Staff immediately
diverted the leak and worked through
the weekend to repair the cracked 8-
inch diameter clay pipe, DeJesus said.
“We were hopeful to have it repaired
on Friday, but it turned out to be more
of an effort than we anticipated
because it’s on a steep hillside and all
of the excavation had to be done by
hand. So we’re expecting crews to be
Sewer leak contaminates popular park
San Mateo working to repair pipe, clean Laurel Creek
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See BILL, Page 20 See PARK, Page 20
See BOND, Page 20
Homeless man charged
with killing good Samaritan
LOS ANGELES — A homeless man
who allegedly began screaming and
swearing at a 3-year-old boy in a
Hollywood restaurant has been charged
with killing a good Samaritan who
stepped in.
City News Service says 36-year-old
Jeremy Harris was charged Monday
with voluntary manslaughter. He
remains jailed.
Prosecutors say Harris repeatedly
punched 57-year-old Gabriel Ortega in
the head when Ortega stepped in front
of the boy at a Hollywood McDonald’s
in June.
Ortega was hospitalized two days
later and died last month.
Authorities say Harris didn’t know
the boy.
He faces 11 years in prison if con-
Man found not guilty
of killing 6-month-old girl
SANTA ANA — An Orange County
man who denied killing his girlfriend’s
6-month-old daughter has been found
not guilty in a retrial.
City News Service says Rodrigo
Martinez was acquitted Monday and
will be released from prison.
He was convicted in 2008 of assault
on a child and murder. Prosecutors say
he struck the infant in the head with a
gun butt in 2005 at the Garden Grove
home he shared with his girlfriend.
But two forensic experts testified at
his retrial that the injuries were inflict-
ed seven to 10 days earlier, when
Martinez wasn’t with the child.
Martinez’s girlfriend, Alma
Hernandez, pleaded guilty in 2007 to
child abuse, endangerment and being
an accessory after the fact. She was
sentenced to four years in prison.
Grand Canyon investigating
squirrel-kicking video
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities are
looking into a viral Internet video that
shows a man kicking a squirrel off
what appears to be the edge of the
Grand Canyon.
But park officials say the chances of
finding the man are slim.
“Right now they are working on it,”
park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn
Shedlowski said Monday. “They real-
ize that it’s been seen by a lot of peo-
ple and that there’s some sensitivity to
treatment of wildlife.”
The short video posted on YouTube
shows a shirtless, barefoot man in
shorts and a straw cowboy hat leaving
a trail of food at the edge of a canyon.
He then puts on one of his shoes and
kicks the squirrel into the air. Another
similarly dressed man looks on.
Shedlowski said the geographical
features in the video appear to match
part of the Grand Canyon. Authorities
have reached out to YouTube seeking
more information, she said.
Messages sent Monday to the person
who uploaded the video and to YouTube
were not immediately returned.
Grand Canyon Chief Ranger Bill
Wright said no one reported a squirrel
being kicked over the edge of the
canyon. Rather, the video was brought
to the park’s attention on Saturday.
Since then, the park has received mes-
sages from people who said they were
appalled and disgusted by the behavior
of the man and urged authorities to
hold him accountable.
Wright said he doesn’t believe the
video is a hoax.
“I think they took an opportunity to
get something on video, which is real-
ly foolish,” he said.
If found, the man could face a charge
that falls into a category of disturbing
or harassing wildlife — a federal petty
offense that carries a maximum six
months in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.
Wright said rangers likely would not
pursue animal cruelty under a state
statute because that would require them
to retrieve the squirrel and prove that it
was injured or had died.
The average depth of the Grand
Canyon is 1 mile, but its rock outcrop-
pings, trails, and other ledges don’t
guarantee that something going over
the edge would fall a mile below,
Wright said.
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McCormick is 58.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
What’s believed to be the first electric
traffic light system was installed in
Cleveland, Ohio, at the intersection
of East 105th Street and Euclid
Avenue. Montenegro declared war on
Austria-Hungary at the start of World
War I.
“We are all snobs of the
Infinite, parvenus of the Eternal.”
— James Gibbons Huneker, American author and critic
Actress Loni
Anderson is 69.
Patrick Ewing is 52.
Some 600 balloons emblazoned with a poppy and the name of a fallen soldier flutter in the sky during the ‘Short Step’ceremony,
to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, in Folkestone, southern England. SEE STORY PAGE 28
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in
the morning. A slight chance of sprin-
kles. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy
fog after midnight. Lows in the upper
50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog
in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5
to 15 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening then
becoming cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the
mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly
cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 60s.
Thursday night and Friday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Adm. David G. Farragut
led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
In 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal
was laid on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor.
In 1924, the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold
Gray made its debut.
In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the
National Labor Board, which was later replaced with the
National Labor Relations Board.
In 1953, Operation Big Switch began as remaining prison-
ers taken during the Korean War were exchanged at
In 1954, 24 boxers became the first inductees into the
Boxing Hall of Fame, including Henry Armstrong, Gentleman
Jim Corbett, Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and
John L. Sullivan.
In 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her
Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from
“acute barbiturate poisoning.” South African anti-apartheid
activist Nelson Mandela was arrested; it was the beginning of
27 years of imprisonment.
In 1964, U.S. Navy pilot Everett Alvarez Jr. became the first
American flier to be shot down and captured by North Vietnam;
he was held prisoner until February 1973.
In 1969, the U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, send-
ing back photographs and scientific data.
In 1974, the White House released transcripts of subpoenaed
tape recordings showing that President Richard Nixon and his
chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, had discussed a plan in June
1972 to use the CIAto thwart the FBI’s Watergate investiga-
tion; revelation of the tape sparked Nixon’s resignation.
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Actor John Saxon is 78. College Football Hall of Famer and
former NFL player Roman Gabriel is 74. Country songwriter
Bobby Braddock is 74. Actress Erika Slezak is 68. Rock
singer Rick Derringer is 67. Actress Holly Palance is 64.
Singer Samantha Sang is 61. Rock musician Pat Smear is 55.
Author David Baldacci is 54. Actress Tawney Kitaen is 53.
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Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Suspicious circumstances. Two people
were drinking beer in front of a building com-
plex at the 700 block of North Claremont
Street before 7:23 p.m. Monday, July 28.
Suspi ci ous ci rcumstances. A person
reported being followed by a green van with
no plates at 31st Avenue and South El Camino
Real before 1:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.
Burglary. Two windows of a teal 1993 GMC
Suburban were broken at Monte Diablo
Avenue and North San Mateo Drive before
2:06 a.m. Tuesday, July 22.
Burglary. Someone tried to steal the front
license plate of a car on the 1700 block of
Lodi Avenue before 12:13 a.m. Sunday, July
Suspi ci ous ci rcumstances. Two men
wearing ski masks were seen walking on
Broadway before 8:34 p.m. Wednesday, July
Suspicious circumstances. A clothing
store employee reported a man possibly mas-
turbating in a dressing room on the 1300
block of Burlingame Avenue before 7:10
p.m. Tuesday, July 29.
Drugs. An officer arrested a person found in
possession of drugs on the 200 block of
Lorton Avenue before 7:33 a.m. Tuesday, July
Police reports
Not a match
Police responded to a report made by a
woman who met a person on Match.com
who asked her for money on the 1400
block of Cedarwood Drive in San Mateo
before 7:54 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.
Capping a year of testimony from across
the state, a report detailing the significant
impacts of sea level rise on California and
ways to prepare was released Monday,
Assemblyman Rich Gordon announced.
Gordon, D-Menlo Park, chairs the Select
Committee on Sea Level Rise and the
California Economy which spurred the doc-
ument on what he describes as a slow-mov-
ing emergency. The rise in sea level, he
said, affects tourism, ports, agriculture,
recreation, billions of dollars in economic
disparity and even national security.
“Now is the time to act to protect where
we can, plan for where we can’t and begin
the process of educating California resi-
dents on the challenges ahead,” Gordon said
in announcing the
report’s release.
The report recommends
creating policy guide-
lines for planning for sea
level rise, incentivizing
planning efforts with
more funding and acting
now when possible.
Gordon and the com-
mittee held four hearings
throughout California in 2013 and 2014 to
hear from stakeholders and scientists.
Gordon, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-
San Mateo, and Dave Pine, president of
the San Mateo County Board of
Supervisors, also held two conferences
on the issue in San Mateo County. Pine
called the report an important step.
“While we cannot stop sea levels from ris-
ing, we have time to plan for the challenges
ahead if we start now and work collabora-
tively across all levels of government,”
Pine said.
Gordon currently has legislation pro-
posed to create an online sea level rise plan-
ning database where municipalities can
learn best practices from other communi-
ties. The bill is pending in the Senate
Appropriations Committee.
The adopted 2014-15 state budget also
includes $2.5 million to help communities
fund sea level rise planning.
The full report “Sea Level Rise: A Slow-
Moving Emergency” is available at
State releases report on
impacts of sea level rise
Rich Gordon
A Peninsula lawmaker’s proposed bill to
criminalize websites that post mug shots
and charge the subjects money to take them
down advanced Monday to the governor’s
The legislation authored by state Sen.
Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would prohibit the
for-profit sites from soliciting or accepting
payment to remove, correct or modify mug
shots. The bill does not limit access to
arrest records and booking photos by the
media and other interested parties under the
California Public Records Act.
Violations would carry up to a $1,000
The state Legislature
Monday unanimously
supported the bill which
now heads to Gov. Jerry
Brown for signature or
Hill equates the practice
of charging people to
remove mug shots and
restore their reputations
with extortion.
“We’re all accountable for our behavior
but that doesn’t mean someone should make
money by spreading your booking photo
on the Web — especially if you were never
convicted of a crime,” Hill said in a prepared
Hill described the sites as “fly-by-night
enterprises that often sully reputations and
hinder employment opportunities, regard-
less of whether charges are dropped.”
Seven states — Georgia, Illinois,
Colorado, Oregon, Texas and Utah — have
passed laws restricting the practice of
charging payment for mug shot removal and
at least 11 others have introduced similar
legislation this year.
Senator’s mug shot ‘extortion’ bill advances
Jerry Hill
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recently read an
article in the trade
journal “American
Funeral Director”
about the famous
quote by the late
“Sir William Ewart
Gladstone”, the celebrated English four term
Prime Minister who was known for his
colorful oratories and speeches on the floor
of Parliament. This 19
century statesman
was renowned for many unique sayings, but
he is most noted among Funeral Directors
for saying this: “Show me the manner in
which a nation cares for its dead, and I will
measure with mathematical exactness the
tender mercies of its people, their respect for
the laws of the land and their loyalty to high
ideals.” This quote is very lyrical and well
thought out. It has become a long time
custom for many Funeral Homes to display
this quote on a plaque for all to see. The
meaning is obvious and is a direct
comparison between caring for our fallen
loved ones and the way we care for
ourselves, our community and our society.
To many observers it may appear that
we’ve lost the motivation to care for our
loved ones in a proper way, and that our
society has become misguided. Taking into
consideration the way our government
leaders sometimes act, without the maturity
to function unselfishly, is disturbing, and the
reasons they got elected can be alarming.
Also, in the eyes of logical people violence
should be against our nature, but seemingly
is embedded in our way of life. It is topsy-
turvy for a culture to view cruelty and tribal
brutality as a form of normality, and for love
to be viewed as an obscenity.
Yes, some say our society is falling apart,
but looking at the overall big picture I see
most people yearning to live a peaceful and
courteous life with those around them. Most
people are not violent. Most people want to
be accepted. Most people want to be happy.
Remember that “hate” is taught.
Wouldn’t it make more sense for “love” to
be taught? Teaching youngsters to be
curious and to enjoy the “differences” of
those around them would be a good start.
They say that it’s hard to teach old dogs new
tricks. But old dogs will not be here forever,
and with effort every young dog could be
cultivated with ideals for supporting others
with respect. Putting this into practice may
seem daunting, but it’s not impossible and
over time could be valuable for our future.
Humanity has always been burdened with
a good percentage of bad guys. But, all in
all, the ideals that the majority of us value
and strive to promote, life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness, are shared in our core.
Going back to Gladstone’s quote, I see
the vast majority of the families we serve at
deeply committed to doing the right thing
for their loved ones. They come to us with a
desire for closure and to enact final tributes
for those they’ve cherished. Whether public
or private their feelings are similar, and
showing one last bit of proper care is their
goal. For me this is a sign of hope, showing
that overall we are a society of good people
with a nature to live in harmony and peace.
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)
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in a fair and helpful manner. For more info
you may also visit us on the internet at:
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Why This Is Important
Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Man avoids being victim of phone scam
ASouth San Francisco resident avoided becoming the vic-
tim of a scam after an unknown person contacted him claim-
ing to be from the New York Police Department and the
Attorney General’s Office, according to police.
The resident received numerous calls from the suspect on
Thursday, July 31 from several phone numbers that showed
on his caller ID, according to police.
The suspect told the victim he owed money to the govern-
ment agencies, however, the victim immediately hung up the
phone, according to police. The victim also conducted a
Google search of the numbers, which were listed as being
associated with multiple prior scams.
Crews suspend search for man near grounded boat
Crews suspended an hourslong air and sea search for a cap-
tain who may have abandoned his fishing boat early Monday
when it got stranded off a popular San Francisco beach.
The Coast Guard called off its search for the missing cap-
tain, Timothy Lybrand, around noon after a helicopter, two
boats and a beach rover scoured the area around Ocean Beach
for the 40-foot vessel that reportedly ran aground in 10 feet
of water nearly nine hours earlier.
“The decision to suspend a search and rescue case is always
difficult,” Capt. Mike Day said. “Given the close proximity
to shore, and the vessel operator’s stated intention to aban-
don the vessel, as well as the extensive search effort. ... I
have made the decision to suspend the active search.”
Local briefs
By Alicia A. Caldwell
WASHINGTON — The government
said Monday it will soon close three
emergency shelters it established at
U.S. military bases to temporarily
house children caught crossing the
Mexican border alone. It said fewer
children were being caught and other
shelters will be adequate.
Ashelter in Oklahoma at Fort Sill is
expected to close as early as Friday,
the Health and Human Services
Department said. Shelters in Texas at
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and
in California at Naval Base Ventura
County-Port Hueneme will wrap up
operations in the next two to eight
weeks, agency spokesman Kenneth
Wolfe said. About 7,700 children had
been housed at the three military bases
since shelters there opened in May and
early June. They stayed an average of
35 days.
Since Oct. 1 more than 57,000 unac-
companied children, mostly from
Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala,
have been caught crossing the
Mexican border illegally.
A2008 law requires that unaccompa-
nied child immigrants from countries
that don’t border the United States be
handed over to the Health and Human
Services Department within 72 hours
of being apprehended. The children are
cared for by the government until they
can be reunited with a relative or
another sponsor in the United States
while they await a deportation hearing
in immigration court.
Gov’t closing emergency
child immigrant shelters
By Michelle Durand
A cancer patient who set a fire in his
county hospital room and threatened a
nurse with a knife before a two-hour
standoff with police last year was given
a one-year jail term after first spending
three months at San Quentin State
Prison for a sentencing evaluation.
Zavtcho Stanonor Stoyanov, 52, has
credit of 220 days earned while in cus-
tody and must serve half the remaining
time. He must also register as an arson
offender, spend five years on supervised
probation and pay $28,031.96 in resti-
At the request of his defense attorney
Jeff Hayden, Stoyanov will wear a
SCRAM alcohol-detection ankle moni-
tor during his probation.
Hayden said his client was in a delu-
sional state at the time of the fire due to
a combination of medication,
chemotherapy and drinking.
The imposed sentence was a balance
of providing public
safety and justice, he
Hayden said he
doesn’t discount the
seriousness of the
crimes but that
Stoyanov’s is an
“exceptional” case
and he doesn’t
appear to pose any
greater danger.
St oyanov, of
Hillsborough, was a patient at San
Mateo Medical Center March 5,
2013, when he started the late-night
fire on the first floor. After hospital
staff extinguished the small fire,
Stoyanov reportedly blocked him-
self in a hospital room with a chair
and hamper. When a nurse kicked the
door open, she reported seeing the
bed and floor on fire and Stoyanov
walking toward her swinging a knife.
Responding officers needed nearly
two hours and a Taser to negotiate
with and eventually apprehend him.
The fire caused the evacuation of 29
rooms and chaos but little other damage
to the hospital.
Stoyanov pleaded no contest in
October to arson and assault on a peace
officer in return for no more than three
years prison. However, Judge Barbara
Mallach first wanted a diagnostic
assessment from the prison before
deciding his final sentence. Prosecutors
had pushed for prison time initially but
agreed yesterday with the prison and
pre-sentencing probation reports rec-
ommending probation. Prosecutors did
ask for five years probation rather than
the standard three.
Before being taken to San Quentin,
Stoyanov had been free from custody in
his friends’ home as long as they took
him to medical appointments and he
maintained regular contact with the
Hayden said Stoyanov was success-
fully treated for his cancer but does not
know if he remains in remission.
Cancer-struck arsonist jailed for hospital fire
An exterior photo shows a government detention facility in rural Karnes County,
about 60 miles southeast of San Antonio,Texas.
Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Couple looking for rental
apartment fell victim to scam
A South San Francisco couple searching
for an apartment were scammed after using
the website Zillow, according to police.
The couple was looking for a rental in San
Francisco in February when they found a
desirable listing for $815, according to
South San Francisco police.
A person claiming to be the property
owner instructed the victims to transfer
$815 via a MoneyGram service to
Jacqueline Garcia in Kansas City, Missouri.
The fictitious property owner also instruct-
ed the victims to provide the reference num-
ber so the transferred funds could be collect-
ed from any MoneyGram location, accord-
ing to police.
The scammers promised keys to the rental
apartment would be mailed to the victims
after the money was received but the keys
were never sent. All communications about
the rental were made over email and ceased
after the money was transferred, according
to police.
Anyone with information or who
believes they may be a victim of this type
of confidence scam should contact South
San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.
Man accused of two masked
robberies enters no contest plea
A man accused of masked and armed
holdups at two stores in San Mateo and
Redwood City last year pleaded no contest
Friday to robbery charges, San Mateo
County prosecutors said.
Parker Zamora Ames, 21, of San Mateo,
entered the plea in exchange for a maximum
sentence of three years in state prison,
according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Ames was charged with the robbery on
Sept. 27 at a 7-Eleven store on North San
Mateo Drive in San Mateo and another rob-
bery on Oct. 1 at a Happy Donuts shop on
El Camino Real in Redwood City.
In both cases, Ames wore a mask — a
Halloween devil mask in the first heist and a
skeleton mask in the second — and used a
knife to threaten the store clerk and take
cash, prosecutors said.
After the doughnut shop robbery, a wit-
ness saw Ames and followed him and helped
police identify him as the suspect.
Ames will return to court for sentencing
on Oct. 9.
Man robbed at gunpoint by
two suspects Saturday night
Aman was robbed at gunpoint by two sus-
pects while walking in South San Francisco
on Saturday night, according to police.
The robbery was reported around 10:30
p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Orange
The 38-year-old victim was walking
south near Third Lane when the suspects
approached. One suspect took out a black
semi-automatic handgun while the other
asked the man if he had any money, accord-
ing to police.
The suspects took an undisclosed amount
of cash from the victim and then fled east
and onto Third Lane. They were described as
Hispanic men between 18 and 25 years old
who are both about 5 feet 5 inches tall,
according to police.
The first suspect, who had the gun, has an
average build, a dark complexion and short
black hair and wore a black hooded sweat-
shirt and black pants. The second suspect
has a thin build and short black hair and was
also wearing a black hoodie and black
pants, according to police.
Anyone with information about the rob-
bery is asked to call South San Francisco
police at (650) 877-8900.
Half Moon Bay streets to be repaved
About 7 miles of streets in Half Moon
Bay will be repaved by the end of 2015 after
the City Council approved a plan last
month to resurface the remaining streets
identified within the city’s rehabilitation
The project will assist in the city com-
pleting the entire project within the next
two years, according to the city.
The city has rehabilitated about 17 out of
27 total miles of city maintained streets dur-
ing the last three fiscal years and has prior-
itized the work per recommendations made
by the Metropolitan Transportation
Commission, according to the city.
In 2012, the MTC scored Half Moon Bay
streets as “at risk” and in need of repair to
prevent rapid deterioration.
The street rehabilitation program is paid
for through significant local and grant
funds, which includes money from Measure
J, a half-cent local sales tax approved by
voters in 2012, according to the city.
For more information about the project
and for a list of streets due for paving visit
Eldon E. Ellis
Eldon E. Ellis, M.D., born July 2, 1922,
died from complications of Parkinson’s dis-
ease June 15, 2014.
Ellis was a well-known Redwood City and
Sequoia Hospital surgeon.
He leaves six children, two stepchildren,
11 grandchildren and four great-grandchil-
He loved to fly and to sing and he loved
his family. The mothers of his children were
young when they died, both from cancer:
Dr. Irene Clay Ellis in 1968 and Priscilla
Strong Ellis, RN in 1990. These were diffi-
cult years for Dr. Ellis and his children.
He invited Ginny Michael Sproul to join
his family in 1992 and she survives him.
“Loved by his patients and respected by
his colleagues, Dr. Ellis was the embodi-
ment of the old-fashioned doctor; he fol-
lowed his patients at least a year or more
post surgery and he spent much time volun-
teering for medical organizations. When he
was honored as Redwood City’s Citizen of
the Year, as his car passed by in the parade,
former patients standing at the curb would
wave and point to various parts of their bod-
ies where he had performed surgery. ”
His memorial is 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8,
Peninsula Covenant Church, 3560 Farm
Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
Raymond Bidondo
Raymond Bidondo, born July 12, 1939, in
Uharte-Cize, died peacefully Aug. 1, 2014,
after a battle with cancer at the age of 75.
Raymond leaves behind his wife Dora
Bidondo, his two sisters of France, niece and
nephew, cousins and very close friends both
in France and all over the United States.
Raymond was a landscaper for the many
years in the San Mateo County area. He was
very proud of his Basque heritage, and
attended many festivals with his great
smile. Raymond also loved to hunt and play
Mus with his friends of many years.
Visitation for Raymond will be at Sneider
& Sullivan, 977 El Camino Real, San Mateo
between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 5 with a mass following at St.
Matthews Church, 1 Notre Dame Ave., San
Mateo at 5:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to
American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).
Nagatoshi Roy Fujita
Nagatoshi Roy Fujita, born Jan. 28, 1918,
died July 24, 2014, at the age of 96.
Husband of Jean Fujita; father of Cathy
Fujita-Lam, Elen Heinrich and Michael
Fujita; grandfather of Andrew, Chris, Amy
and Mariko.
Roy was a longtime resident of San Mateo
who was born in Santa Cruz, California.
He was decorated with a Congressional
Gold Medal and Bronze Star in 2011 having
served in the 100th Infantry Battalion 442nd
Regimental Combat Team in World War II.
“His natural curiosity, optimism and
enthusiasm for life were inspiration for all
who knew him.”
A celebration of his life will be held 2
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at Sturge
Presbyterian Church, 25 S. Humboldt St.,
San Mateo, CA94401.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made
in Roy’s memory to Sturge Presbyterian
Local briefs
Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Douglas K. Daniel
WASHINGTON — A major trait that
endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press
corps was his sense of humor, especially
when he made fun of his own boss.
When Ronald Reagan was campaigning
for president in 1980, Reagan drew scorn
from environmentalists for saying that
trees were a greater source of pollution than
cars. Aboard the campaign plane, Brady
pointed at a forest fire in the distance and
yelled, “Killer trees! Killer trees!” to the
great amusement of reporters.
After the election, Reagan’s advisers
appeared hesitant to appoint Brady press
secretary. Nancy Reagan was said to feel the
job required someone younger and better-
looking than the 40-year-old, moon-faced,
balding Brady.
“I come before you today not as just
another pretty face but out of sheer talent,”
Brady told reporters. A week later, he got
the job.
Brady, who died Monday at 73, would
need humor and much more after March 30,
1981. On that day John Hinckley Jr.
attempted to assassinate Reagan outside the
Washington Hilton Hotel just two months
into the new president’s term. Reagan near-
ly died from a chest wound. Three others,
including Brady, were struck by bullets from
Hinckley’s handgun.
Shot in the head, Brady lived through
hours of delicate surgery and then many
more operations over the years. But he
never recovered the normal use of his limbs
and was often in a wheelchair. Besides par-
tial paralysis from brain damage, he suf-
fered short-term memory impairment,
slurred speech and constant pain.
Still, along with his wife, Sarah, he went
on to become the face and as much as possi-
ble the voice of the gun-control movement
in the United States. Afederal law requiring
background checks for handgun buyers
bears his name, as does the White House
press briefing room.
Mrs. Reagan, the former first lady, said
Monday she was “deeply saddened to learn
of Jim Brady’s passing today. Thinking of
him brings back so many memories —
happy and sad — of a time in all of our lives
when we learned what it means to ‘play the
hand we’re dealt.”’
The lasting public image of Brady came
from the worst day of his life. Anews clip of
the 1981 shooting, replayed often on tele-
vision and in documentaries, showed him
sprawled on the sidewalk after several
Secret Service agents had hustled the
wounded president into his limousine and
others had pounced on Hinckley.
Although Brady returned to the White
House only briefly, a year after the shoot-
ing, he was allowed to keep the title of pres-
idential press secretary — and the $89,500
annual salary as assistant to the president
for press relations — until Reagan left
The TV replays did take a toll on Brady.
He told the Associated Press years later that
he relived the moment each time.
“I want to take every bit of (that) film ...
and put them in a cement incinerator, slosh
them with gasoline and throw a lighted cig-
arette in,” he said.
Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate
President Bill Clinton,right,signs into law the Brady bill as former White House press secretary
James Brady, the bill’s namesake, looks on in this file photo from Nov. 30, 1993, at the White
House. Brady, critically wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald
Reagan, has died. He was 73.
By Julie Pace
WASHINGTON — As President Barack
Obama immerses himself in talks on
Africa’s regional security, democracy build-
ing and business investment this week, the
world’s attention — and much of his own —
will be on an extraordinary array of urgent
overseas crises.
Obama is gathering nearly 50 African
heads of state in Washington for an
unprecedented summit aimed in part at
building his legacy on a
continent where his
commitment has been
But recent world event
emphasize how hard it is
for the president to focus
attention on areas that he
chooses to promote. As
the conference begins
Monday, a number of
international events are competing for his
Among them: Gaza clashes, Russia’s
provocations in Ukraine and mounting
extremism in Iraq, to name just a few. An
outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West
Africa also threatens to cast a shadow over
the summit, with leaders from at least two
affected countries canceling plans to travel
to Washington and the U.S. setting up med-
ical screenings for other officials arriving
from those nations.
“It’s the nature of the world we live in
today where there are multiple crises at any
time,” said Witney Schneidman, the former
deputy assistant secretary of state for
African affairs. “But that should not para-
lyze us from moving forward on key areas
to advance our interests.”
White House officials say the American
interests in Africa are immense. The con-
tinent is home to some of the world’s
fastest growing economies and a rapidly
expanding middle class. The U.S. is also
competing for those consumers with
China, which surpassed the United States
in 2009 as Africa’s largest trading part-
Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy
Barack Obama
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By Yuras Karmanau
DONETSK, Ukraine — Residents say the
eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk is dying.
The power grid was completely down
Monday, the city government said, and fuel
is running dry.
Store shelves are emptying fast, and
those who haven’t managed to flee must
drink untreated tap water. With little medi-
cine left, doctors are sending patients
As Ukrainian government forces slowly
tighten their ring around the city — one of
two major pro-Russian rebel strongholds
— traveling in and out has become a per-
ilous undertaking.
In an impassioned statement released
over the weekend, mayor Sergei
Kravchenko described a situation that is
becoming more unsustainable by the day.
“As a result of the blockade and ceaseless
rocket attacks, the city is on the verge of a
humanitarian catastrophe,” Kravchenko
said. “Citizens are dying on the streets, in
their courtyard and in their homes. Every
new day brings only death and destruc-
Luhansk, a city of more than 400,000
people at peacetime, now has seen its pop-
ulation dwindle as citizens flee violence
and deprivation. Located about an hour’s
drive from Russia, which Ukraine insists is
supplying rebels with weapons and man-
power, Luhansk is being fiercely fought
over by all sides of the conflict.
Shelling is a daily occurrence and the tar-
gets apparently quite random. On Saturday,
eight buildings were damaged by rockets.
These included a school, a supermarket and
several multistory apartment blocks,
Luhansk city government said.
Last week, a crucial electrical transformer
in Luhansk was hit by a shell, leading to an
80 percent drop in power supplies, accord-
ing to a report issued Monday by an
Organization for Security and Cooperation
in Europe monitoring mission.
Rebels accuse the army of waging a
vicious bombing campaign against the
civilian population. Authorities deny they
have used artillery against residential
neighborhoods and in turn accuse rebels of
shelling civilians as a way of discrediting
the army. This claim is faithfully repeated
by almost all Ukrainian media, although it
has been questioned by Human Rights
Watch and others.
With gas reserves all but exhausted, even
those willing to brave a drive out of the
city for supplies struggle to refill their
A little is getting through all the same,
mainly from Russia. Pro-rebel online tele-
vision station Luhansk-24 on Sunday car-
ried a report about a consignment of medic-
inal supplies reaching the city from the
southern Russian city of Saratov.
This was a visible reminder that supply
lines to Russia remain intact. With clashes
taking place at several spots surrounding
the city, however, maintaining a steady
convoy of goods is complicated.
The fight for control over the frontier has
been bitter.
Authorities concede that more than 60
miles (100 kilometers) of the Russian-
Ukrainian border remains in rebel hands.
The government says that Russia has been
flagrantly smuggling large amounts of
heavy weaponry and manpower to aid the
separatist cause.
Sandwiched between the border and rebel
fighters, government forces have suc-
cumbed to routine defeats and humiliations,
even as they appear to slowly gain the
upper hand in the fight to regain control of
the last rebel strongholds.
On Monday, a Russian border security
official said more than 400 Ukrainian sol-
diers crossed into Russia.
The Russian official said the soldiers
deserted the Kiev government and that the
Russian side had opened a safe corridor. A
Ukrainian military official, who did not
give a number for the soldiers involved,
said the troops were forced into Russian ter-
ritory by rebel fire after running out of
East Ukraine city dying under siege
with an epicenter of the Sunnybrae neighbor-
hood, according to the district. Previous fog-
gings on June 19, July 19 and July 28
evenings focused in the North Central neigh-
“It definitely reduced the threat not just
because they tested negative, but mostly
because the trap numbers were much lower.
So the population was reduced a lot. So that
will help, but we could have a lot more warm
weather,” Shelton said. “So I wouldn’t say
it’s gone from San Mateo for the summer. We
don’t know that, but the immediate threat
was lessened.”
Since its successful treatments, the district
picked up a few dead squirrels on Friday and
three dead birds on Monday, Shelton said.
The birds were found in Menlo Park, Ladera
and Redwood City. The district has in-house
equipment to test the birds and expects
results Tuesday, but the squirrels will be sent
off-site and the cause of their death will take
more time to determine, Shelton said.
San Mateo has been notorious for having
high numbers of culex mosquitoes — the
genus that caries West Nile virus, the dis-
trict’s Assistant Manager Brian Weber said.
Although San Mateo has been the focus of
the recent foggings, Weber said, it also con-
ducted an abatement treatment in Ladera, near
Portola Valley.
The district hadn’t conducted a fogging
abatement treatment since 2006 and Weber
said it covered roughly 3.5 square miles in
the last month and a half alone.
“Considering that we have West Nile, it’s
the busiest season that I can remember,”
Weber said. “Obviously, it feels good for all
of us. Everyone’s waiting on those results
and when we get them back, obviously
everyone here gets excited that our efforts
were successful.”
The district has made some changes since
it first started fogging, including using a new
chemical and providing residents with more
notice. During its last two abatement treat-
ments it used the adulticide Zenivex, which
the Environmental Protection Agency has
determined to be less harmful and safe for
urban use.
It has also closely collaborated with the
San Mateo city officials and police to pro-
vide more notice to residents before fogging.
Prior to last Wednesday’s treatment, notice
was sent out 36 hours in advance via Nixel,
NextDoor.com, the San Mateo County Alert
system, through social media and press
releases, police Sgt. Rick Decker wrote in an
email. It also used a rapid notify reverse
phone system and called 2,990 residents in
the affected area, Decker wrote.
Residents complained after the first two
foggings that they were only given a few
hours notice and Weber said the city manag-
er’s office and police have been an invaluable
help in getting the word out.
Weber said West Nile reports have also
increased statewide but a cause has yet to be
determined. According to the state’s West
Nile website, Santa Clara County has had
496 reports of West Nile infected dead birds
this year, nearly half of the entire amount
found statewide. Weber said the district is
continuing to communicate with Santa Clara
County officials and share information.
“We’re going to continue to monitor and
make sure it isn’t in San Mateo County,”
Weber said. “But unfortunately that’s all you
can do, is continue to monitor and when we
find something, react as quickly as possi-
To report a dead bird or squirrel call (877)
968-2473. For more information about the
district visit www.smcmad.org or call (650)
344-8592. For more information about West
Nile visit www.westnile.ca.gov. To sign up
for alerts visit www.cityofsanmateo.org or
ht t p:/ / ni xl e. com/ san-mat eo-ca-pol i ce-
department or www.smcalert.info.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106
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Overgrown trees versus
San Bruno and other cities
Congratulations to San Bruno’s
tree cutting department. You can be 8
feet tall and not get hurt by the trees.
You can ride a bicycle, no problem.
The trees look absolutely beautiful
and you can actually see the busi-
nesses behind the trees which should
improve their sales. It is pleasurable
to walk south on El Camino Real on
the east side but don’t cross into
Millbrae or their trees will hit you in
the face.
John A. Morton
San Bruno
Response to ‘Big
win for high-speed rail’
Regarding the article, “Big win for
high-speed rail” in the Aug. 1 edi-
tion of the Daily Journal, you should
have included “Big win for SEIU and
other state-involved unions! Huge
loss for tax paying citizens of
California!” Stop high-speed rail
before it totally bankrupts
California and its tax-paying citi-
zens. It will never pay for itself. It
will always require taxpayer support.
Look at BART for example. It will
be fraught with design and construc-
tion errors — look at the $1 billion
suspension span of the Oakland side
of the Bay Bridge. Look at cost over-
runs due to lousy construction cost
Californians, wake up! We don’t
even properly maintain the infra-
structure we presently have — look
at our highways and byways. Do you
really want to subsidize high-speed
rail tickets when you’re having trou-
ble paying for really necessary stuff?
Who needs the high-speed rail
other than the ever-expanding gov-
M. F. Gates
El Granada
Stop high-speed rail
Jerry Brown and Willie Brown were
instrumental in changing plans for
the east span of the Bay Bridge from
a practical replacement structure into
a “signature engineering marvel.”
Ten years of delays and 500 percent
cost overruns were the result. Current
reports indicate there will be crimi-
nal indictments coming regarding
contracting fraud and taxpayers can
expect to pay excessive retrofit and
maintenance costs for this “engi-
neering marvel” in the future.
The current court decision requires
the Legislature to act to end high-
speed rail. The Democrat-dominated
state Legislature will not do any-
thing that goes against Jerry Brown.
Gov. Brown has made high-speed rail
his latest signature project. No train
system in the world operates without
government subsidies. The original
bond measure stating that the train
would be built and run independently
from state funding cannot be met.
Already, the state budget includes the
hidden “high-speed rail tax” — cap-
and-trade money diverted to keep the
High-Speed Rail Authority funded.
Construction jobs can be provided
be replacing 100-year-old water
mains, upgrading gas piping and
repairing roads and bridges. Roads
and bridges are needed for freight
transportation even if reduced single
occupancy car commuting is a long-
term goal. The state is doomed to
funnel money into this boondoggle
unless voters wise up and reject Jerry
Brown’s steadfast support for it.
Jerry Brown has done a lot of things
right, but we do not need a repeat of
the Bay Bridge fiasco, especially for
high-speed rail projected to cost $68
billion from the start.
Bill Williams
San Mateo
Spraying to fight West Nile
Samantha Weigel’s article,
“Fighting West Nile,” in the Aug. 2
edition of the Daily Journal reminds
us that this is, indeed, a community
effort. The potential for West Nile in
the county is real and should concern
everyone. One of the ways to combat
this disease is to eradicate it through
spraying, which is what the County
Vector Control did last Wednesday.
While there was ample notice that
spraying would take place in the
Sunnybrae neighborhood, this was
not the case when spraying took
place in the Hayward Park area. In
fact, the only notice that was sent
was through the SMPD Alert System
and this took place late afternoon
It seems that Brian Weber, the dis-
trict’s assistant manager, and his
office was negligent in giving a
timely 24-hour notice, both in the
newspaper and through SMPD,
before spraying the area. While the
chemical compound used is not dead-
l y, it can cause problems for those
with respiratory issues and in young
Let us hope that the San Mateo
County Mosquito and Vector Control
District will be more responsible in
alerting those who live in the areas
to be sprayed so that the residents
can shelter-in-place and protect
those who are vulnerable.
Cole G. Canafax
Redwood City
An old pastor once shared this:
“We always have food for weary visi-
tors, but we are wise enough not to
post signs that say ‘free food
In his Aug. 1 letter, “Aliens or
refugees,” Mr. Caggiano called upon
Christian compassion to help those
in desperation. I hope he also
remembers the hundreds of thousands
of Christians in the Arab World fac-
ing death threats — I bet many of
them would prefer Menlo Park to
Mosul right now. How about the mil-
lions displaced by the Syrian civil
war? I imagine some of those parents
would gladly lay their lives down so
their kids can live in San Mateo and
attend Aragon High School instead
of languishing in Turkish refugee
camps. And the tens of millions in
Africa in the grip of Ebola panic —
the chance of making Brisbane home
could entice some to undertake mor-
tal risks to come.
Compassion begins at home. Mr.
Caggiano, let us know how many
16-year-old children with gang his-
tory your spare bedroom will house.
Four of them just beat a UCLAstu-
dent to death; but I am sure all others
are law-abiding angels. And don’t
forget a front yard sign: “Free bed-
room, food included.”
Freddy Perry
Daly City
Two-faced Americans
How many civilians did the United
States kill when delivering the
“Shock and Awe” bombing of Iraq?
We learned “collateral damage”
meant civilian deaths, and it was
unavoidable in the greater goal of
stopping evil.
Why now do we criticize the only
democracy in the Middle East, when
they respond to missile attacks from
terrorists and incur collateral damage
of some of the human shields? How
two-faced can we get? Why do we
hold Israel to a higher standard than
our own?
Wendy Harris
Santa Clara
Letters to the editor
All that remains
ince we’re in the dog days of summer, seems
only appropriate to consider what to do when
Fluffy and Fido’s days are no more.
Personally, I do not plan on having this quandary
because I made Riley and Oliver both promise never to
grow old and to never die. The boys had a bit of a prob-
lem with the pinky swear — the dewclaw had to suffice
— but they seemed to be onboard. They didn’t really
know what forever is but if it is filled with dog treats
and the squeaky ball, they’re good. As the keeper of
the treats and ball, I just have to figure out a way to
stay eternal myself.
But on the off chance that the pups one day find
themselves headed to that great park in the sky — and
if they can’t stop rolling around in dirt or dismantling
their bed I might be the one that sends them there — it
seems there are now several burial options.
Used to be one took their beloved furry, feathered or
scaly pet companion
to the veterinarian,
the bathroom or the
backyard at the end of
their lives. Now,
though, the annual
$56 billion pet indus-
try is expanding past
the sparkle collar,
holiday sweaters and
dog therapists to bur-
ial, cremation and
unique send-offs way
outside the funeral
In Florida, a compa-
ny will lift a pet to
heaven — literally.
The Eternal Ascent Society puts the remains in a 5-foot
round helium balloon and releases in a location of the
family’s choosing. About 5 miles above the ground,
the balloon breaks apart and the ashes are scattered to
the wind. The price tag? Three-hundred-and-ninety-nine
dollars although a bigger balloon (maybe for a Great
Dane or mastiff?) carries a bigger price tag. So does a
videotape of the event which is probably going to be
just as appreciated by houseguests as wedding and birth
If that’s not your thing, an Illinois company called
LifeGem can turn your pet into a synthetic diamond.
Depending on size, the process ranges from $1,999 to
$24,999. I’ve got two dogs — one for each ear! After
all, my overly social Jack Russell does fancy himself a
bit of a stud so a post earring seems a bit fitting.
The Earth-friendly types might prefer aquamation
which is sort of like cremation but using water-based
technology called alkaline hydrolysis that results in
powdery sand-like ashes. My Ollie isn’t much of a
water fan so that would just seem mean, even in the
For pets that are out of this world, maybe send their
remains to exactly that place. Celestis Pets, an off-
shoot of a company that is already giving the Gene
Roddenberry treatment to humans, now offers the serv-
ice for their animals. Asmall bit of the ashes are
placed in a container and shipped as part of other space
trips like that of satellites. Loving them to the moon
and back — well, maybe not back — will set you back
at least $12,500 but a trip around the Earth is a mere
$4, 995. And for the cost-conscious, the remains can
make a quick jaunt to the edge of space and come back
to his or her owner for $995.
This last choice would likely mark the only time
either of my dogs came back to me when I wanted them
to. That might be reason enough to consider a little
posthumous trip.
Or I could just go for the old standby of taxidermy or
freeze-drying. Riley has a habit of blocking his little
brother from passing so if he goes first I’ll use his
statue to keep Oliver in line. I won’t even need to
worry about an open front door. Riley’s fuzzy little
body will literally act as a guard dog.
As interesting, if not quite bizarre, as these
approaches are to consider, I needn’t worry my head
about them. As I said, the dogs have promised to stick
around for the long haul. Yet just in case, it’s good to
know that disposal needn’t be beastly.
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Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 16,569.28 +75.91 10-Yr Bond 2.49 -0.01
Nasdaq 4,383.89 +31.25 Oil (per barrel) 98.48
S&P 500 1,938.99 +13.84 Gold 1,288.80
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., down $4.82 to $77.01
The company’s quarterly financial results topped expectations, but its
second-quarter profit outlook fell short of forecasts.
Pike Corp., up $3.87 to $11.83
The electrical engineering company agreed to be taken private by its
CEO and investment firm Court Square Capital Partners.
Trex Co., up $4.33 to $33
The deck and fencing company’s quarterly profit beat Wall Street
expectations and it issued better-than-expected revenue guidance.
Realogy Holdings Corp., up $1.47 to $37.57
The real estate and relocation services company reported quarterly profit
and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations.
Alere Inc., down $5.20 to $34.75
The medical diagnostics company reported worse-than-expected
quarterly financial results and a decline in its gross margin.
Insmed Inc., down $4.59 to $12.66
The biotechnology company said it will move forward with studies on
the effectiveness of its drug Arikayce for lung infections.
Impax Laboratories Inc., down 86 cents to $22.77
The drug developer said the FDA performed a re-inspection of a California
manufacturing facility and found potential problems.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $4.97 to $54.05
The drug developer’s quarterly financial results met expectations and it
raised its full-year profit and revenue guidance.
Big movers
By Ken Sweet
NEW YORK — The stock market
staged a late-day rally Monday, help-
ing push the Dow Jones industrial
average higher for the first time in a
Investors had a couple pieces of pos-
itive news to get behind: a decent earn-
ings report from Berkshire Hathaway
and the announcement of a rescue
package for a struggling Portuguese
However, investors remain cautious
after last week’s sell-off, which gave
the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its
worst five-day period in more than two
“Everyone is double-checking their
own portfolio after what happened last
week,” said Jack Ablin, chief invest-
ment officer at BMO Private Bank in
The Dow rose 75.91 points, or 0.5
percent, to 16,569.28. It’s the first
time the blue chip index has posted a
gain since July 28.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index
rose 13.84 points, or 0.7 percent, to
1,938.99 and the Nasdaq composite
added 31.25 points, or 0.7 percent, to
Berkshire Hathaway, the company
run by Warren Buffett, helped give the
market an early boost Monday.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based compa-
ny reported late Friday a profit of $6.4
billion last quarter, helped by its insur-
ance division Geico, which performed
well above Wall Street’s expectations.
Berkshire’s investment portfolio was
also a big driver of profits. The compa-
ny’s Class B stock rose $3.89, or 3
percent, to $129.70, one of the
biggest gain in the S&P 500.
Michael Kors was the biggest
decliner in the S&P 500, falling
$4.82, or 6 percent, to $77.01. While
the handbag and women’s fashion
company reported a rise in second
quarter earnings, the company’s profit
margin shrank for the second consecu-
tive quarter.
The news out of Portugal also helped
the market.
Portugal’s central bank said late
Sunday it would shore up Banco
Espirito Santo, one of the country’s
biggest financial institutions.
Portugal’s PSI 20 index rose 1 percent
on the news.
Portugal’s banking woes were one of
many catalysts for last week’s market
sell-off. While Portugal’s economy is
small, strategists say that the euro-
zone’s economy is fragile enough that
Portugal’s woes could spread. Europe
just exited its latest recession a year
ago, while the U.S. emerged from its
last recession in 2009.
The tensions between Europe and
Russia, the eurozone’s biggest trading
partner, over the ongoing conflict in
Ukraine only added to the problems
facing the continent.
“These types of things are going to
hurt the European economy and it
couldn’t impact the region at a worse
time,” Ablin said.
Last week’s market rout, where the
S&P 500 fell nearly 3 percent in five
days, remains front and center in
investors’ minds. It was the worst
week for the index since June 2012.
With Monday’s gains, it was the Dow’s
third positive day in the last 10 ses-
“There does appear to be a little cau-
tion in the markets,” said Alpari ana-
lyst Craig Erlam. “Investors are a little
concerned that the sell-off which start-
ed last week is not over and could lead
to something much bigger.”
Utility stocks were among the
biggest decliners. Consolidated
Edison, PG&E and Duke Energy fell
roughly 1 percent. The Dow Jones util-
ity index, which includes 15 utility
stocks, fell 1 percent.
Currency markets were flat. The dol-
lar was steady at 102.56 yen and the
euro held at $1.3422.
In energy trading, oil rose for the
first day in a week. Benchmark U.S.
crude oil rose 41 cents to $98.29 a bar-
rel on the New York Mercantile
Stocks stage late-day rally; Utilities lag
By Scott Mayerowitz
NEWYORK — Travelers, prepare to pay
more for your flight.
The average roundtrip ticket within the
U.S., including taxes, reached $509.15 in
the first six months of this year, up nearly
$14 from the same period last year.
Domestic airfare continues to outpace infla-
tion, rising 2.7 percent compared to the 2.1
percent gain in the Consumer Price Index.
Airfare has gone up 10.7 percent in the
past five years — after adjusting for infla-
tion — according to an Associated Press
analysis of data from the Airlines Reporting
Corp., which processes ticket transactions
for airlines and more than 9,400 travel
agencies, including websites such as
Expedia and Orbitz.
The formula for rising fares seems sim-
ple, but it eluded the airlines for years:
Match the supply of seats to passenger
“Airlines have reduced the number of
seats while more people want to fly because
of the economic recovery. All this leads to
higher airfares,” says Chuck Thackston,
managing director of data and analytics at
Airlines Reporting Corp. “This trend in air-
fares is likely to continue for the near
future, as the economy continues to grow. ”
These days, fares only capture part of the
cost of flying. Many passengers pay extra
to check their luggage, typically $50
roundtrip for the first bag and $70 for the
second one. But bag fees haven’t changed
much in the past few years. Now, the air-
lines are increasingly enticing passengers
to pay for fast-track security lines, early
boarding, additional legroom and other
extras that can add from $9 to $299 to the
cost of a flight.
So, for example, a $300 ticket can bal-
loon to $450 on some airlines if you check
two bags and pay $30 for a little more room
to stretch your legs.
And travelers aren’t finding much relief
after landing. The average nightly price of a
hotel room in the U.S. during the first half
of this year was $113.80, according travel
research company STR. That’s up $4.47, or
4 percent, from the same period in 2013.
Most people are traveling for work. And
when the economy is strong, they do more
flying. Data released by the government
last week shows that economic growth
bounced back after a brutal winter, business-
es are creating jobs at a steady pace and con-
sumer spending is on the rise.
The Global Business Travel Association
predicts that worldwide business travel will
grow 6.9 percent this year to a record $1.18
trillion. The United States is the business
largest travel market, with travelers spend-
ing $274 billion last year, a 4.5-percent
increase over 2012.
Baggage fees and some others were intro-
duced in 2008 to offset losses from rising
fuel prices. However, this year airlines are
actually paying less for fuel — $2.96 a gal-
lon so far, 7.2 percent less than last year,
when adjusted for inflation.
Passengers aren’t seeing any of those
savings. One reason is that airlines no
longer need to entice fliers with lower fares.
There are simply fewer choices today.
A wave of consolidation that started in
2008 has left four U.S. airlines — American
Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest
Airlines and United Airlines — controlling
more than 80 percent of the domestic air-
travel market.
U.S. airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation
LinkedIn pays $6M in
unpaid wages, damages
NEW YORK — Professional networking
service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly
$6 million in unpaid wages and damages to
359 current and former employees, the
Labor Department said on Monday.
The U.S. Department of Labor said an
investigation found LinkedIn Corp. in vio-
lation of overtime and record-keeping rules
that are part of the federal Fair Labor
Standards Act. It said the violations
occurred at company branches in
California, Illinois, Nebraska and New
Mountain View-based LinkedIn said in a
statement that it was “eager to work
closely with the (Labor Department) to
quickly and equitably rectify this situa-
tion. This was a function of not having
the right tools in place for a small subset
of our sales force to track hours properly;
prior to the (Labor Department)
approaching us, we had already begun to
remedy this.”
The company agreed to pay the back
wages once it was notified of the violations
and to take steps to prevent them from hap-
pening again.
Federal law requires that hourly employ-
ees get paid 1.5 times their regular hourly
rates for hours they work beyond 40 per
Business brief
By Anne D’Innocenzio
NEWYORK — Wal-Mart, in its latest bid
to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is
rebuilding its website to further personalize
the online shopping experience of each cus-
Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will
enable its website to show shoppers more
products that they may like, based on previ-
ous purchases. It will also customize Wal-
Mart’s home page for each shopper based on
the customer’s location, local weather and
the customer’s search and purchase history.
So if a new mom just bought a stroller or
crib on Walmart.com, the revamped website
might recommend diapers and car seats, too.
And if someone who lives in Dallas searches
the website for sports jerseys, Walmart.com
could suggest Rangers or Dallas Cowboy
The increased personalization is part of a
series of changes to improve the online
shopping experience of its customers that
are rolling out now and over the next few
months. The retailer is looking to boost its
business online at a time when its U.S. dis-
count division has seen disappointing sales.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s e-commerce sales
increased by 30 percent to over $10 billion
in its fiscal year that ended Jan. 31. By
comparison, Wal-Mart’s U.S. discount divi-
sion has had five straight quarters of sales
declines at stores opened at least a year.
Wal-Mart sees big growth opportunity in
the online business: Online sales still are
only a fraction of the $473 billion Wal-
Mart generated in overall annual revenue,
dwarfed by Amazon’s $60.9 billion in annu-
al sales.
The move to personalize websites for
shoppers has become a top priority for tradi-
tional brick-and-mortar retailers like Wal-
Mart as they play catch up with
Amazon.com, the online king that pio-
neered customizing content for shoppers.
Retailers increasingly are trying to use their
reams of customer data they get from mobile
devices and computers to personalize their
websites and ultimately, boost sales.
Wal-Mart’s website to personalize shopping
By Tom Murphy
Walgreen’s top financial officer is leaving
the largest U.S. drugstore chain as it nears a
key decision about its future that could
involve a politically touchy overseas reor-
Walgreen said Monday it will replace
Wade Miquelon with former Kraft Foods
executive Timothy McLevish as executive
vice president and chief financial officer,
effective immediately. Miquelon, 49, had
served as a senior leader in the drugstore
chain’s multibillion-dollar collaboration
with Swiss health and beauty retailer
Alliance Boots. He had joined the board of
Alliance Boots, which runs the largest drug-
store chain in the United Kingdom. A
Walgreen spokesman said Miquelon was not
terminated and would continue to work tem-
porarily for Walgreen as an adviser, but he is
leaving the board of Alliance Boots.
Walgreen Co., which runs more than
8,200 drugstores, bought a 45 percent stake
in Alliance Boots a few years ago and will
announce soon whether it plans to buy the
rest. The Deerfield, Illinois, company also
is considering an overseas combination
called an inversion with Alliance Boots that
could reduce its U.S. corporate tax bill.
In an inversion, a U.S. corporation reor-
ganizes in another country with a lower tax
rate, often as part of a new company created
through a combination with another busi-
Walgreen CFO leaves, replaced with Kraft executive
<<< Page 12, Stanford
looks to reload, not rebuild
Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014
By Terry Bernal
With one early swing of the bat by
Encinitas, Pacifica American was forced to
play catch-up the rest of the evening.
The offensive juggernaut from Northern
California never did catch up, as Encinitas
downed Pacifica American 9-7 Monday at
the Little League Baseball West Regional
Tournament at Al Houghton Stadium in San
Southern California-champion Encinitas
scored five runs in the first inning, backed
by a grand slam home run by Nico Ortega.
Pacifica twice closed to within one run, with
Encinitas leading 5-4 after two innings, and
7-6 after three. With Encinitas taking a 9-6
lead into the sixth inning, Pacifica rallied in
its final at-bat; but after Elijah Ricks scored
on a wild pitch, Pacifica stranded the poten-
tial tying runs on base as Encinitas closer
Spencer Jones shut the door with two con-
secutive strikeouts.
“One more hit in each one of those
innings I think we could have taken the
lead,” Pacifica manager Steve Falk said. “It
wasn’t one particular point, but we did have
our opportunities.”
Jones worked 3 1/3 innings, allowing
one run (none earned) on two hits while
striking out eight. Ryan Martinez tabbed
the win in relief after 1 1/3 innings of work.
Pacifica right-hander Christian Falk took
the loss, working 3 2/3 innings while sur-
rendering just three hits, but he was charged
with seven runs (one earned). The Pacifica
defense committed five errors in the game.
“We hit the ball hard,” Coach Falk said.
“It was just our defense. It just let us down.
We should have won that game 7-1.”
With the loss, Pacifica’s record falls to 1-
2 in the tourney. Round-robin play con-
cludes Tuesday for Pacifica with an 11 a.m.
matchup against the Nevada state champion
Mountain Ridge. Of the six-team field, the
teams with the top four records through
pool play advance to Friday’s semifinal
round. Pacifica (1-2) is currently in fourth
place, trailing Hawaii (3-0), Nevada (2-0)
Pacifica American falls behind early, can’t catch So Cal
SanFrancisco’s PabloSandoval drives in a pair of runs with this third-inning double.He drove in the game-winning run in the ninth of the Gi-
ants’ 4-3 win over the New York Mets Monday.
By Doug Gould
NEWYORK — His nickname is Kung Fu
Panda. The New York Mets probably have
other, not so cute, monikers for Pablo
Sandoval drove in three runs with three
hits, including a go-ahead double with two
outs in the ninth inning Monday that pro-
pelled the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 vic-
tory over the New York Mets.
“You know Pablo, he gets a little anxious
sometimes,” manager Bruce Bochy said.
“But you can tell he’s comfortable up there
and seeing the ball well and he fought off
some tough pitches, too. Not once, but two,
three times today. ”
San Francisco took three of four at Citi
Field while the Mets dropped a home series
for the first time since June 10-12 against
Sandoval, who hit a two-run double in the
third off Dillon Gee that tied the game at 2,
delivered again in the ninth.
Gregor Blanco singled with two outs off
Mets closer Jenrry Mejia (5-4). Blanco
stole second and, after Buster Posey drew
his fourth walk of the game, Sandoval sliced
a ground-rule double into the seats down the
left-field line.
Mejia, the Mets’ sixth pitcher of the after-
noon, had allowed just one earned run since
June 18.
“I don’t try to do too much in those situa-
tions,” Sandoval said. “I just try to get a
good pitch to hit. I try to focus on the
Sandoval is hitting .344 (32 for 93 over
his past 23 games. The 2012 World Series
MVP has 13 hits in his last 25 at-bats with
runners in scoring position.
Sergio Romo (5-3) got the win with one
Sandoval stays hot
Six youth softball teams from the
Peninsula qualified for the American
Softball Association Western Nationals
tournament in Roseville last week and while
none came home with a title, all experi-
enced various levels of success.
The San Mateo Slammers and the Foster
City Flash sent a pair of teams — one to the
under-10 and another to the under-12 B tour-
naments. The San Bruno Storm had a team
represented in the U10 tournament, while
the Redwood City Wicked participated in
the U12 bracket.
The tournament started with pool play,
where none of the teams had a tremendous
amount of success, but once the double-
elimination brackets started, the local
teams showed their mettle.
In the U10 tournament, the San Mateo
Slammers experienced the most success in
bracket play. After going 0-2 in pool play,
the Slammers won their first game in brack-
et play, beating the Pleasanton Phantom 5-
2. They were sent into the loser’s bracket
following a 10-1 loss to Carlsbad before
beating the Campbell Crush 13-7 and the
West Valley Slammers 8-7.
Their tournament came to an end, howev-
er, with a 13-0 loss to La Habra.
The San Bruno Storm got off to a quick
start in bracket play, after going 1-1 in pool
play. They opened with a 10-7 win over
Campbell, but suffered consecutive losses
to Downey, 17-1, and the Alameda Blaze, 8-
5, to end their tournament run.
The Foster City Flash went 1-1 in pool
play, but came up short in their first bracket
matchup, falling 7-2 to PQ Lightning. The
Flash rebounded, however, to win their next
two games — a 19-1 demolition of Five
Cities All-Stars before pulling out a 6-5 vic-
tory over the Santa Maria Bomb Squad. An
11-5 loss to Charter Oak, however, ended
Foster City’s summer season.
In the U12 tournament, the San Mateo
Slammers won their first three games to
move into the quarterfinals. After an 0-2
start in pool play, the Slammers beat the
Hanford Flames 10-2, PYL 3-2 and the
Pleasanton Phantom 9-3 to move into the
final eight of the tournament.
A 7-6 loss to Alpine, however, sent the
Summer softball season all but over for local teams
ocial media has revolutionized
how information is disseminated,
especially in the world of sports.
Score updates, outstanding performances
and upsets can now be sent out in the time
it takes someone to thumb their away
across a smartphone to send out the info.
Social media definitely has its draw-
backs, however, especially if you are an
athlete who is being recruited to play in
college. Not watching what you put on
social media can cost high school and
junior college ath-
letes college scholar-
While scrolling
through my Twitter
account Monday, I
ran across a re-Tweet
from a college coach
who said he was glad
he didn’t offer an ath-
lete a scholarship
after going through
the athlete’s digital
presence online.
“You really have to be careful,” said
Frankie Ferrari, the reigning Daily
Journal Boys’ Basketball Player of the
Year and recent Burlingame graduate who
will play at University of San Francisco
this winter.
Ferrari said when he was younger, he
really didn’t give much thought to what
he put on social media, but as he started
the recruiting process and college coaches
and their staffs started following him on
websites like Twitter, he realized how
important it was to watch what he put out
“As I grew, I started taking it more seri-
ously. I had to make more of a conscious
effort,” Ferrari said. “I was never putting
anything (bad) out there, but as I got
coaches following me, it donned on me
you have to watch what you say because it
could come back to haunt you.
“I’ve heard stories of guys who were
tagged in posts and there were things in
the background (that got them in trouble).
It doesn’t even have to be you. It could be
See GIANTS, Page 16
Think before
you post online
See SOFTBALL, Page 16
See LOUNGE, Page 14
See PAC AM, Page 15
Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Antonio Gonzalez
BERKELEY — Attorneys representing the
family of former California football player
Ted Agu are planning to file a wrongful death
lawsuit against the Regents of the University
of California.
Agu died following an offseason training
run Feb. 7. Los Angeles-based firm Panish,
Shea & Boyle said in a news release Monday
that Cal’s training staff
took too long to respond
to Agu’s symptoms of
“extreme fatigue” during
the run.
A news conference is
scheduled for Tuesday at
the Alameda County
Courthouse in Oakland to
announce the suit.
“During the course of
the conditioning drill, Agu experienced dizzi-
ness, shortness of breath, loss of balance, and
other signs of extreme fatigue that were clear-
ly symptomatic of the sickling process,” the
law firm said in its release. “Despite the symp-
toms which clearly could and should have
been observed, UCB coaches and trainers
failed to immediately come to Agu’s assis-
“It was only after Agu struggled and encoun-
tered obvious difficulties for a significant peri-
od of time that intervention occurred and he
was placed on a cart and taken back towards
the stadium where he collapsed for the last
The release mentioned sickling, which
would indicate Agu had sickle cell trait. Asked
to clarify Agu’s medical condition, family
attorney Robert Glassman said more details of
the case would be announced at Tuesday’s news
Cal’s athletic department said in a statement
that it could not comment on the pending liti-
gation because officials haven’t seen the law-
“The members of our football family and
our entire campus community remain deeply
saddened with the loss of Ted Agu,” the
statement read. “We will continue to honor
Ted in all we do. He will forever be a beloved
member of our Golden Bear family. We have
heard reports that a lawsuit may be filed this
week against the University. Because we
have not seen the lawsuit, we cannot speak
to the specifics of this pending action and
respectfully decline comment at this time.”
Whether Agu had any pre-existing medical
conditions diagnosed by the university is
unknown. The Alameda County Coroner’s
office said in April that Agu died of hyper-
trophic cardiomyopathy, which is an exces-
sive thickening of the heart muscle.
Team physician Dr. Casey Batten said in
February that the medical staff saw Agu had
difficulty completing the workout and he
was transferred by cart about 150 yards to
the football stadium.
“He was on the back of the cart, he was
talking, he was hydrating, he did not exhib-
it any labored breathing or other signs until
he got to the north tunnel,” Batten said.
Agu collapsed when he got to the medical
facility at the Simpson Center at the stadi-
um around 7 a.m., emergency medical per-
sonnel were alerted and Agu was given CPR.
He was taken to Alta Bates Medical Center,
where he was pronounced dead.
Batten said Agu never had any previous
problems with workouts or practice at Cal.
Agu, a 21-year-old defensive end from
Bakersfield, was going to be a fifth-year
senior this season. He arrived on campus as
a walk-on before earning a scholarship last
year. He played seven games last season,
recording six tackles.
Family of Cal player to
file wrongful death suit
Ted Agu
By Antonio Gonzalez
STANFORD — Stanford coach David Shaw
walked over to reporters following Monday’s
first training camp practice for what has prac-
tically become an annual tradition: fielding
questions about several key contributors to
Shaw’s team has provided emphatic
answers in each of his first three seasons. He
expects the same this fall.
“I think our guys take a
lot of pride in that,” Shaw
Finding a way to reload
— and not just replace —
team leaders each year has
helped carry the Cardinal
to consecutive Pac-12
championships and Rose
Bowl berths.
Toby Gerhart, Jim
Harbaugh and Andrew
Luck are just a few of the notable names
Stanford has seen move on to successful NFL
careers in recent years. Running back Tyler
Gaffney, linebackers Trent Murphy and
Shayne Skov and four starters on the offen-
sive line were among this summer’s biggest
Losing such talent can take some programs
a year or more to recover. At Stanford, the
“next man up” mentality so many teams tout
has been done enough now that players are
confident the transition will again go
“Something we’ve always talked about, but
something we’ve been preaching a lot this
year: It’s not so much who we are, it’s what
we are,” said senior wide receiver and All-
America kick returner Ty Montgomery, who
participated in the unpadded practice but will
be held out of non-contact drills for now as he
comes back from offseason surgery on his
right shoulder.
“We’re a product of the ones before us, each
other and the ones that follow,” Montgomery
said. “No matter who goes out there, no mat-
ter who puts on a Stanford uniform, we’re a
product of the program. And every guy is
going to be a Stanford football player. And
that’s pretty much it.”
Even with a tough schedule that includes
road games at Oregon, UCLA, Arizona State
and Notre Dame, Shaw is optimistic about his
team’s chances.
Quarterback Kevin Hogan is back for his
redshirt junior season and Montgomery and
Devon Cajuste anchor a deep and talented
receivers group. The tight ends, led by red-
shirt freshman Austin Hooper, are expected
to re-emerge as a part of the offense. And the
one returning starter on the line, junior left
tackle Andrus Peat, is already being men-
tioned as a top NFL draft pick next year.
While four of Peat’s fellow offensive line
starters are gone, their replacements have
played significant time in the Cardinal’s
power package. Coaches believe the unit
could even be among the best Stanford has
had during its recent run of excellence, which
includes four straight seasons with at least 11
“It’s like my children. I look at them, and I
can’t believe they’re three years older,” said
offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren, who
also coaches the offensive line. “They’ve
been around for three years, now they’re the
old guys and they’re teaching the freshmen
and putting their arm around these freshmen.
I feel like I’m in a time warp a little bit.”
Some of the most important spots to fil l
will be on defense, where Stanford lost all-
conference players in Skov, Murphy, defen-
sive end Ben Gardner and free safety Ed
Reynolds. They also were the loudest and
most respected voices in the locker room.
Strong safety Jordan Richards and inside
linebacker A.J. Tarpley will anchor the
defense this season. And just like their prede-
cessors, they will be expected to bring along
the underclassmen and continue the unit’s
winning ways.
“When guys don’t get the attention that
some people say they don’t deserve or do
deserve, all it does for these guys on this
team is bring everybody closer,” Tarpley
said. “And you want to work as hard as ever to
kind of quiet everybody down.”
Stanford ready to
reload, not rebuild
David Shaw
Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Craig Massei
Kaepernick cradled his eight-
month-old nephew, Ezekiel, in his
arms, then lifted the infant into the
air, gently bouncing him up and
A few feet away, Bruce Miller
bumped fists with fans draped over
the first row of seats. And Vernon
Davis flashed a megawatt smile,
pointing playfully at the legion of
fans chanting his name.
The San Francisco 49ers are get-
ting ready for their new house of
energy and emotion.
The team conducted its first train-
ing camp practice at Levi’s Stadium
on Monday afternoon, getting
familiar not only with its new home
field, but also thousands of fans who
flocked to the stadium for a public
practice and then got an opportuni-
ty to mingle with players afterward.
An allotted total of 10,000 tick-
ets were distributed for the practice
through an internet lottery, and with
fans cheering and a sound system
blaring, the 49ers already were feel-
ing right at home.
“As soon as I stepped foot out
there, they were playing music, and
I just got to dancing and every-
thing,” wide receiver Quinton
Patton said. “It felt pretty good.”
The 49ers have been practicing
all summer next door at their team
complex, watching the finishing
touches being put on the $1.2 bil-
lion stadium that will replace
Candlestick Park in San Francisco,
where the team has played its home
games since 1971.
They were eager to finally get
action on the new field in advance of
their preseason opener on Thursday
against the Ravens in Baltimore.
The 49ers christen Levi’s Stadium
with their preseason opener against
the Denver Broncos on Aug. 17.
“It was really the first experience
that all of us got to step on the field,
and I feel like we had fun with it,
especially with the fans being
there,” cornerback Chris Cook said.
“They give you that little bit of
extra energy that you don’t always
have every day out there. Just to
hear them cheering us motivates us,
and it gives you a good feel of how
it’s going to be.”
The 68,500-seat facility features
HD 13 video boards on the north and
south ends that each measure 200
feet by 48 feet, giving fans not only
prime vantage points of the action,
but also replays of the action.
Like other players, Cook often
found himself looking up at the tow-
ering video screens. He had a better
reason to do so than most, after
leaping in front of receivers to make
two interceptions on long passes
during team drills.
Cook spent most of the day prac-
ticing with the first-team defense as
projected starting cornerbacks
Chris Culliver and Tramaine Brock
both sat out with minor ailments.
“Yeah, I looked up there a few
times to see if I was going to be on
there,” Cook said. “Especially after
I caught those two picks. It’s always
fun to be on the big screen, espe-
cially when you’re doing something
Coach Jim Harbaugh used the ses-
sion to get his players acclimated to
the atmosphere and new playing
He had his team ease into practice
on a field that features different trac-
tion than the team’s three practice
fields some 100 yards to the east.
“New grass surface, and we want
our guys to get their feet under
them,” Harbaugh said. “That’s what
we have to get used to. The way we
were used to Candlestick, the grass
there, the sight lines, sun angles,
the surface, the environment, the
way the wind blows, what the flags
do. We’ve got to get used to it all.”
Harbaugh would also like to get
used to the comfort of a home crowd
that began to fester during
Monday’s practice.
Harbaugh quickly grew to appreci-
ate the home-field advantage the
49ers had at Candlestick while he
became the first coach in NFLhisto-
ry to guide his team to a conference
championship game in each of his
first three seasons as coach.
“You want to mark your territory,”
Harbaugh said. “We want to do that.
We don’t want to look at it as just a
possibility, we want to make it a
home-field advantage. I think we
have the players to do that. We’ve
always counted on our crowd to be
behind us and they always are.
Hopefully we’ll play good and
they’re behind us and we’ll do just
that, make it a great home-field
advantage like Candlestick was.”
Notes: The 49ers signed undraft-
ed rookie free agent RB Glenn
Winston to a three-year contract and
waived/injured RB Kendall Hunter.
He tore the anterior cruciate liga-
ment in his right knee during train-
ing camp practice July 25.
49ers hold first practice at Levi’s Stadium
By Michael Wagaman
NAPA — Andre Holmes is the
biggest wide receiver on the Oakland
Raiders roster.
He’s playing like it, too.
The 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound has
been quarterback Matt Schaub’s
most consistent downfield threat
since the team began practicing, fol-
lowing up on a surprising 2013 cam-
paign in which Holmes led the club
in yards per catch after missing the
first five games.
That has elevated the former
undrafted free agent atop Oakland’s
first depth chart released by the team.
While that holds about as much
significance as scoring touchdowns
in practice, it’s a definite sign of the
Raiders believe that Holmes can
solve the question of who will be the
team’s number one receiver in 2014.
“Along strider, has a big burst up
the field, can separate and then go up
and get the football ... exactly what
you want from a receiver,” Schaub
said Monday. “I’m excited to see
what he can do in game action. He’s
a big, big threat for us.”
Schaub knows the benefits of hav-
ing a big, physical receivers named
Andre. Oakland’s first-year quarter-
back spent the past seven seasons
throwing to 6-3, 220-pound Andre
Johnson, a seven-time Pro Bowl
Holmes clearly isn’t on Johnson’s
level. He has just 27 career recep-
tions and has scored only one touch-
down in 17 games.
Still, for an Oakland team that
doesn’t have a clear-cut No. 1 wide-
out Holmes is currently the closest
thing to it.
He certainly looked the part so far,
an encouraging sign for an offense
that tied for 24th in passing last sea-
“It’s a good feeling but I still look
to improve in many areas,” Holmes
said. “I can’t be complacent. I know
that I have a lot to work on and that’s
what I’m trying to do right now in
this camp.”
Holmes hasn’t dropped many
passes in practice and made a pair of
nice receptions after the Raiders
returned from a day off.
He beat rookie defensive back
Keith McGill to haul in a deep
touchdown throw from Schaub,
then later split the zone coverage
of veteran cornerback Carlos
Rogers and safety Tyvon Branch
to make another long catch.
“We’re starting to click a little
bit,” Holmes said of he and Schaub.
“He knows where I like the ball and
he’s been placing it in those areas a
lot. He’s starting to get a connection
with all of us in knowing where
we’re going to be and kind of the
timing of the routes.”
The Raiders picked up Holmes off
waivers last year but weren’t quite
sure what they were getting.
Athree-year starter at Division II
Hillsdale College, Holmes went
undrafted in 2011 and was cut by the
Minnesota Vikings at the end of
training camp. He spent the next
two years with Dallas but played in
just seven games and caught only
two passes.
Holmes signed with Oakland on
May 13, 2013 but missed the first
four games after testing positive for
a banned substance that violated the
league’s performance enhancing
He sat out a fifth game as a roster
exemption and didn’t make his first
catch of 2013 until Week 11.
Holmes finished with 25 catches for
431 yards and a team-leading 17.2-
yard average.
“He has surpassed what we
thought we were getting when we
brought him in here, and there’s still
a lot that he can improve on,”
Oakland coach Dennis Allen. “But
I’m happy with what we’re getting
out of Andre Holmes. He’s going to
be a real factor for us. With the nature
of the NFL now and kind of trend in
the league is these bigger, physical
receivers and he certainly fits that
Holmes showing up big again for Raiders
OAKLAND — Derek Norris singled up the
middle with two outs and the bases loaded in
the 10th inning against former Oakland closer
Grant Balfour, and the Athletics beat the Tampa
Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday night.
Norris notched his second career game-end-
ing RBI while facing Balfour (1-4) in
Oakland’s eighth walkoff win.
The ALWest-leading A’s remained one game
ahead of the Los Angeles Angels and avoided
losing consecutive home games for just the
second time this season.
The A’s loaded the bases against Balfour,
who received a mound visit before Brandon
Moss stepped in with a chance at a fourth grand
slam but struck out. Norris delivered with his
first game-ending RBI since June 24, 2012,
against the Giants.
Rays manager Joe Maddon was ejected by
first base umpire Quinn Wolcott during the
inning and rushed the field to argue.
Ryan Cook (1-1) earned the win on a night
the A’s stranded 18 runners.
The A’s won their 11th extra-inning game,
second-most in the majors behind Baltimore.
Tampa Bay had its eight-game road winning
streak snapped, which matched the longest in
club history, to kick off a 10-game trip. The
Rays lost away from Tropicana Field for the
first time since July 3 at Detroit and dropped to
23-10 overall since June 25.
In the ninth, reliever Sean Doolittle fielded
Brandon Guyer’s bouncing safety squeeze bunt
and tossed about 10 feet to catcher Norris to tag
out James Loney and save the go-ahead run.
Doolittle then struck out Kevin Kiermaier.
A’s need 10 to beat Rays
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something in the background (of a picture),
or you in the background.”
Aragon football coach and athletic direc-
tor Steve Sell attributes a lot of these kind
of issues on teenagers being teenagers and
not realizing the consequences of their
“Kids are so reckless with the pictures
they take and post (online). In the old days,
you had a party with 25 kids where it could
balloon to 35. Now, it can balloon from 25
kids to 250 kids,” Sell said. “What hasn’t
changed is the teenage brain. I don’t care
how well trained a kid is. It’s crazy how
reckless kids are and how nonchalant they
are about the stuff they put online. The
combination of narcissism and lack of con-
cern of consequences is a horrible combina-
College coaches at major colleges and
universities are in the business of winning
and are willing to overlook some high
school indiscretion. But as Sell said, “If
you have a couple of blemishes on your
(digital) profile, you better be a blue-chip
guy. If you’re a fringe guy … you’d better
be squeaky clean.”
Sell said he constantly reminds his play-
ers to “be smart” off the field — meaning
don’t put yourself in a position that can
hurt not only a player’s reputation, but his
or her family’s and the school’s as well.
But Sell knows you can only tell a kid so
much. Ultimately, it’s up to the athlete to
not put themselves in that kind of situa-
“I don’t know how much warning them is
going to make a difference at [midnight] on
Saturday,” Sell said.
The Carlmont girls’ volleyball team was
one of 225 high school teams in the nation
to earn a team academic award from the
American Volleyball Coaches Association
for the 2013-14 academic year, Carlmont
coach Chris Crader announced Monday.
There are more than 15,000 high school
volleyball teams in the country as of 210,
according to National Federation of State
High Schools.
Last season’s 15-member Scots’ squad had
a combined grade point average of 3.63
while compiling a Peninsula Athletic
League Bay Division record of 11-3 and an
overall record of 21-11, while qualifying
for the Central Coast Section playoffs for
the 12th time in 13 years.
“I’m very proud of each of our girls for
this achievement,” Crader said in a press
release. “The primary mission of attending
high school is to pursue academic excel-
lence and our girls really did that. … They
also played great volleyball, were wonder-
ful teammates and represented Carlmont
High School extremely well.”
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
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East Division
W L Pct GB
Baltimore 63 48 .568 —
Toronto 60 53 .531 4
New York 58 53 .523 5
Tampa Bay 54 57 .486 9
Boston 49 62 .441 14
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 61 48 .560 —
Kansas City 57 53 .518 4 1/2
Cleveland 57 55 .509 5 1/2
Chicago 55 58 .487 8
Minnesota 50 60 .455 11 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
A’s 68 43 .613 —
Los Angeles 67 44 .604 1
Seattle 57 54 .514 10 1/2
Houston 47 65 .420 21
Texas 43 69 .384 25
Monday’s Games
Baltimore 7, Washington 3
Cleveland 7, Cincinnati 1
N.Y. Yankees 2, Detroit 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 3, 7 innings
L.A. Angels 5, L.A. Dodgers 0
Oakland 3, Tampa Bay 2, 10 innings
Tuesday’s Games
Cincinnati (Cueto 12-6) at Cleveland (Tomlin 5-
7), 4:05 p.m.
Detroit (Price 11-8) at N.Y.Yankees (Kuroda 7-7),
4:05 p.m.
Houston (Keuchel 10-7) at Philadelphia
(K.Kendrick 5-11), 4:05 p.m.
Baltimore (B.Norris 8-7) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-
7), 4:07 p.m.
San Diego (Hahn 7-2) at Minnesota (P.Hughes
10-8), 5:10 p.m.
Texas (Lewis 7-8) at Chicago White Sox
(Joh.Danks 9-6), 5:10 p.m.
Boston (R.De La Rosa 3-4) at St. Louis (Lynn 11-
8), 5:15 p.m.
Kansas City (D.Duffy 5-10) at Arizona (Miley 7-7),
6:40 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Smyly 6-9) at Oakland (Hammel 0-
4), 7:05 p.m.
Atlanta (A.Wood 7-8) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-
3), 7:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 3-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Ker-
shaw 13-2), 7:10 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
San Diego at Minnesota, 10:10 a.m.
Texas at Chicago White Sox, 11:10 a.m.
Tampa Bay at Oakland, 12:35 p.m.
Atlanta at Seattle, 12:40 p.m.
Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m.
Houston at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Toronto, 4:07 p.m.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m.
Boston at St. Louis, 5:15 p.m.
Kansas City at Arizona, 6:40 p.m.
East Division
W L Pct GB
Washington 60 50 .545 —
Atlanta 58 54 .518 3
Miami 54 57 .486 6 1/2
New York 53 59 .473 8
Philadelphia 49 63 .438 12
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 61 51 .545 —
St. Louis 59 51 .536 1
Pittsburgh 59 52 .532 1 1/2
Cincinnati 56 56 .500 5
Chicago 47 63 .427 13
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 63 50 .558 —
Giants 61 51 .545 1 1/2
San Diego 51 60 .459 11
Arizona 49 63 .438 13 1/2
Colorado 44 67 .396 18
Monday’s Games
San Francisco 4, N.Y. Mets 3
Baltimore 7, Washington 3
Cleveland 7, Cincinnati 1
L.A. Angels 5, L.A. Dodgers 0
Tuesday’s Games
Cincinnati (Cueto 12-6) at Cleveland (Tomlin 5-
7), 4:05 p.m.
Houston (Keuchel 10-7) at Philadelphia
(K.Kendrick 5-11), 4:05 p.m.
Miami (Hand 2-3) at Pittsburgh (Morton 5-10),
4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Za.Wheeler 6-8) at Washington
(G.Gonzalez 6-7), 4:05 p.m.
San Diego (Hahn 7-2) at Minnesota (P.Hughes
10-8), 5:10 p.m.
San Francisco (Lincecum 9-7) at Milwaukee
(J.Nelson 1-2), 5:10 p.m.
Boston (R.De La Rosa 3-4) at St. Louis (Lynn 11-
8), 5:15 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-9) at Colorado (B.An-
derson 1-3), 5:40 p.m.
Kansas City (D.Duffy 5-10) at Arizona (Miley 7-7),
6:40 p.m.
Atlanta (A.Wood 7-8) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-
3), 7:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 3-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Ker-
shaw 13-2), 7:10 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
San Diego at Minnesota, 10:10 a.m.
Atlanta at Seattle, 12:40 p.m.
Houston at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m.
Miami at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Washington, 4:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Milwaukee, 5:10 p.m.
Boston at St. Louis, 5:15 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Colorado, 5:40 p.m.
Kansas City at Arizona, 6:40 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.
CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed QB Andy Dalton to a six-year
contract extension.
CLEVELANDBROWNS—Signed DB Royce Adams.Waived/in-
jured G Jason Pinkston.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS —Activated CB Alan Ball from the
PUP list.
MINNESOTAVIKINGS—Signed S Chris Crocker.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Placed OT Michael Bowie on the
waived/injured list. Released LB Brandon Denmark and WR
Ronald Johnson. Signed DT Andru Pulu. Claimed OT Cory Bran-
don off waivers from Arizona.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS —Placed WR Jerry Rice Jr. on the
waived-injured list. Signed DL Jeremy Towns.
CanadianFootball League
MONTREAL ALOUETTES —Named Jeff Garcia to the coach-
ing staff.
BALTIMOREORIOLES—Optioned RHP Ryan Webb to Norfolk
(IL).Sent RHP Ubaldo Jimenez to Norfolk for a rehab assignment.
CHICAGOWHITE SOX—Optioned RHP Taylor Thompson to
Charlotte (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Maikel Cleto from
CLEVELAND INDIANS —Optioned RHP Zach McAllister to
Columbus (IL).
HOUSTONASTROS—Sent OF George Springer to Quad Cities
(MWL) for a rehab assignment.
KANSAS CITYROYALS —Assigned C Brett Hayes outright to
Omaha (PCL).
MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned LHP Logan Darnell to
Rochester (IL).ClaimedOFJordanSchafer off waiversfromAtlanta.
and Southern California (2-1).
Utah (0-2) and Arizona (0-3) are
currently the two teams in line for
Monday — in a make-up game
after Sunday play was postponed
due to inclement weather —
Pacifica scattered eight hits, out-
hitting Encinitas 8-6 throughout.
Ricks had the only multi-hit per-
formance in the game for either
team, as Pacifica’s top hitter went
2 for 4 with a home run, two RBIs
and three runs scored. Ricks is cur-
rently 5 for 7 through West
Regional play and is now hitting
.721 (31 for 43) through 15 post-
season games.
After Encinitas scored five runs
in the top of the first, Pacifica sent
seven batters to the plate in the
bottom of the frame.
Ricks reached on a one-out error
to get things started. Falk fol-
lowed with a single to advance
Ricks to second. After both run-
ners moved up on a wild pitch,
cleanup hitter Chris Rodriguez got
Pacifica on the board with an RBI
groundout to score Ricks. Justice
Turner followed with a two-out sin-
gle to left to plate Falk. But after
walks to Andrew Harkness and
Jordan Salgado, Pacifica stranded
the bases loaded to trail 5-2 after
the first.
In the second, Cruise Thompson
singled with one out to set the
stage for Ricks’ 12th home run of
the postseason — and Pacifica’s
first of West Regional play — to
cut the Encinitas lead to 5-4.
In the third, Encinitas scored
two insurance runs with an RBI
groundout by Ethan Workinger to
plate Jones, and an RBI double by
Luke Berardi to drive home Austin
But Pacifica answered back with
two runs in the bottom of the
frame. After a one-out single by
Shane Hawkins, Pacifica No. 9 hit-
ter Tyler Shaw produced a two-out
single to drive home courtesy run-
ner Salgado. After Thompson was
hit by a pitch, Shaw later scored
on a passed ball. But Pacifica again
stranded the potential tying run on
base, leaving Thompson at third.
Trailing by three runs heading
into its final at-bat in the bottom
of the sixth, Ricks sparked a rally
with a leadoff single to right and
moved to third on a pair of
Encinitas throwing errors. Ricks
then scored on a wild pitch. But
after a one-out walk to Rodriguez
and Turner reached on an error rep-
resenting the tying run, Jones
notched two punch-outs to end it,
striking out the side in the sixth
amid the rally.
“We could have done a better job
of getting a big hit but out defense
is what let us down tonight,”
Coach Falk said. “When you do
that against a good team, you’re
not going to win.”
Pacifica’s overall record
throughout postseason play now
stands at 13-2.
Continued from page 11
BEREA, Ohio — Johnny
Manziel took a planned trip one
slot up the depth chart. There’s no
telling how long No. 2 will stay
No. 1.
The rookie quarterback took
snaps with Cleveland’s starters for
the first time in practice at training
camp on Monday, moving ahead of
Brian Hoyer for at least one day.
Coach Mike Pettine said
Manziel’s promotion was simply
the next step in the club’s evalua-
tion of the two quarterbacks in the
second full week of their competi-
tion for the starting job.
“It’s just part of our plan,”
Pettine said. “We said we were
going to allow the quarterbacks to
compete, at some point you’ve got
to mix up the supporting cast a lit-
tle bit. It’s all part of it.”
Manziel’s promotion — planned
or not — caused quite a stir at
Browns camp as another large
crowd lined the fields behind team
headquarters to get a close look at
Hoyer vs. Johnny Football.
Pettine knew the decision to
move the popular Manziel in with
the starters would cause a commo-
“That’s great,” he said, shrug-
ging his shoulders. “That comes
with the territory.”
Manziel had worked exclusively
with Cleveland’s second-string
offense until Monday, when Hoyer
was dropped back with the subs.
Pettine cautioned not to look
deeper into the change and said
there’s still a strong chance Hoyer
will start Saturday’s exhibition
opener in Detroit. Pettine said
Manziel’s performance in
Saturday’s scrimmage at Akron,
where he made plays with his arm
and legs, had no bearing on him
practicing with the starters.
Manziel works with Browns starters
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Slammers into the loser’s bracket, where
they had a rematch with PYL. The Slammers
slammed it with a 15-1 win to move into the
loser’s bracket semifinals.
The Slammers’ season ended, however,
with a shutout, 8-0 loss to Huntington
Beach #1.
The U12 Foster City Flash also had a
strong showing. They split their first two
games in bracket play — beating the
Windsor Wicked 11-9 before losing 6-3 to
El Rio.
In the loser’s bracket, the Flash won three
in a row — 14-4 over the Alameda Blaze, 7-
2 over the PQ Lightning and a tight 2-1 vic-
tory against North Shore.
The team that eliminated the Slammers —
Huntington Beach #1 — also knocked out
the Flash, 10-2.
The Redwood City Wicked started the tour-
nament with a 1-1 record in pool play and
opened the bracket portion of the tourna-
ment with a 9-6 loss to Henderson Havoc.
The Wicked rebounded with a 13-5 win over
the Oregon Thunder but saw their tourna-
ment end with a 3-2 loss to PYL.
California Games
The San Mateo Slammers U10/U12 C
teams participated in the California Games
last week as well, combining for a 2-4
The U10 team had a tough time, losing
both their games to be eliminated early.
They fell 2-0 to Newport Mesa and saw their
tournament end with a 10-6 loss to the
Campbell Crush.
The U12 squad had a bit more success,
winning its first two games before losing
its next two to be eliminated.
The Slammers beat the Selma Shock 9-5
in their opener and followed that with a 7-6
win over AVGSAto advance to the winner’s
bracket semifinals. They lost 8-1 to the San
Jose Quicksilver and were relegated to the
loser’s bracket.
It was a short stay, however, as they fell
4-3 to the Paso Robles Bearcats.
San Mateo squad win
IFA/VTD West Coast World Series
The California Bombers, an A-ball travel
team based in San Mateo, captured the
International Fastpitch Association West Coast
World Series title in Stockton over the weekend
to qualify for the IFA/VTD nationals in Texas.
The Bombers opened the tournament with a 7-
4 win over the Port City Explosion to advance
to the winner’s bracket final. They then beat
TABU 8-3 to advance to the championship
TABU made its way back to the finals with a
10-3 win over the Runnin’ Rebels, but the
Bombers left no doubt as to which team was
best with an 11-1 win over TABU to claim the
Continued from page 11
scoreless inning and Santiago Casilla
pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save.
The Mets, who got a two-run, first-inning
homer from Daniel Murphy and an RBI
infield single by David Wright in the fifth
off Tim Hudson, took a 3-2 lead into the
seventh. But the Giants tied it off Jeurys
Familia, ending his streak of 13 relief
appearances since June 30 without permit-
ting an earned run.
Hunter Pence, who had two doubles, two
triples and two homers in the series, led off
with a long drive that glanced off the glove
of leaping left fielder Chris Young as center
fielder Juan Lagares also jumped for the ball
at the wall.
After Blanco walked, Familia threw a wild
pitch that made it 3-all. Sandoval singled,
but Lagares threw out Blanco at the plate.
That only set up another chance for
“He hits anything,” Mets manager Terry
Collins said. “He hits the ball off the plate,
he hits it all over the field. That’s why
they’re a good team, because that guy drives
in a lot of runs.”
Hudson left after five innings. In his pre-
vious start at Citi Field, he was carried off
the field with a season-ending broken ankle
after a collision at first base on July 24,
2013, while with Atlanta.
Who needs ’em?
Giants left fielder Juan Perez had put his
sunglasses on top of his hat, just in case he
needed them on an overcast day. When
Curtis Granderson hit a long drive over his
head in the third, Perez yanked the sunglass-
es off his cap and carried them in his bare
right hand while making a running catch on
the warning track.
Dejected and ejected
Collins was tossed at the end of the sev-
enth by plate umpire Ben May for arguing
balls and strikes. It was his second ejection
of the season.
Suburban success
Giants rookie second baseman Joe Panik
from Yonkers, New York, had a career-high
three hits after entering the game batting
.203. He starred in college at nearby St.
John’s .
Trainer’s room
Gi ants: Posey was struck in the mask by
Lucas Duda’s foul tip in the seventh. Bochy
and trainer Dave Groeschner came out, but
Posey stayed in the game. Giants backup
catcher Hector Sanchez already is on the dis-
abled list because of a concussion. He trav-
eled Monday from New York to begin a
rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno. ...
Outfielder Angel Pagan (back inflammation)
could return to the Giants by the weekend.
Met s: Matt Harvey, who threw off a
mound Friday at Citi Field for the first time
since undergoing Tommy John surgery last
October, is scheduled to do the same Tuesday
at the team’s spring training complex in
Port St. Lucie, Florida.
On deck
Giants: San Francisco plays the fifth of a
10-game road trip with a three-game set start-
ing Tuesday night in Milwaukee. Giants
righty Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.21 ERA) faces
Jimmy Nelson (1-2, 4.30). It will be the first
meeting of the teams this season.
Mets: New York begins a three-game series
Tuesday night in Washington. Mets righty
Zack Wheeler (6-8, 3.60) faces Gio Gonzalez
(6-7, 3.88).
Giants 4, Mets 4
Giants ab r h bi Mets ab r h bi
Pence rf 5 2 2 0 Grndrs rf 4 1 0 0
GBlanc cf 4 1 1 0 DnMrp 2b 5 2 2 2
Posey c 1 1 0 0 DWrght 3b4 0 1 1
Sandovl 3b5 0 3 3 Duda 1b 3 0 1 0
Belt 1b 5 0 0 0 dArnad c 4 0 0 0
BCrwfr ss 3 0 0 0 CYoung lf 4 0 1 0
Panik 2b 4 0 3 0 Mejia p 0 0 0 0
Romo p 0 0 0 0 Lagars cf 4 0 3 0
Casilla p 0 0 0 0 Tejada ss 4 0 1 0
J.Perez lf 3 0 0 0 Gee p 2 0 0 0
THudsn p2 0 0 0 Black p 0 0 0 0
Ishikaw ph1 0 0 0 BAreu ph 0 0 0 0
JGutrrz p 0 0 0 0 Flores ph 0 0 0 0
J.Lopez p 0 0 0 0 Famili p 0 0 0 0
Duffy 2b10 0 0 Edgin p 0 0 0 0
Carlyle p 0 0 0 0
EYong lf 1 0 0 0
Totals 34 4 9 3 Totals 35 3 9 3
SanFrancisco 002 000 101 — 4
NewYork 200 010 000 — 3
E—Posey(6). DP—NewYork1. LOB—SanFrancisco
10,NewYork8. 2B—Pence(25),Sandoval 2(20),Panik
(3), Lagares (17). 3B—Pence (8). HR—Dan.Murphy
(9). SB—G.Blanco (11), Dan.Murphy (12).
Giants IP H R ER BB SO
T.Hudson 5 7 3 2 2 2
J.Gutierrez 2-3 1 0 0 0 0
J.Lopez 1 1-30 0 0 1 1
Romo W,5-3 1 1 0 0 0 1
Casilla S,9-12 1 0 0 0 0 1
Gee 5 2-35 2 2 3 6
Black H,9 1-3 0 0 0 1 1
Familia BS,4-5 1-3 2 1 1 2 0
Edgin 1 1-30 0 0 0 0
Carlyle 1-3 0 0 0 0 0
Mejia L,5-4 1 2 1 1 1 1
Continued from page 11
Redskins’ Jerry Rice Jr. on
IR after shoulder injury
RICHMOND, Va. — Jerry Rice Jr. has
been placed on injured reserve after tearing
the labrum in his left shoulder at
Washington Redskins training camp.
The Redskins initially designated Rice as
“waived-injured.” He was moved to IR on
Monday after clearing waivers.
The Redskins replaced Rice on the roster
by signing defensive lineman Jeremy
Towns, an undrafted rookie from Samford.
Rice was hurt last week when he fell on
his shoulder while trying to catch a pass in
the end zone.
Rice was undrafted out of UNLV.
Repairs to $60M
high school stadium set to begin
ALLEN, Texas — Repair work on a $60 mil-
lion high school football stadium in North
Texas is scheduled to start this week.
Work is expected to begin Tuesday with
fixes to the main scoreboard that include
drilling new piers and installing new supports
for it.
Allen school officials closed the stadium
this year after structural cracks and other prob-
lems were found. The arena was built just two
years ago and seats 18,000 people. Forensic
engineers reported finding extensive design
flaws, which Superintendent Lance Hindt has
called “engineering failures.”
Hindt says the architects that designed the
stadium and a construction firm that built the
arena are working to fix the problems. He says
they’re making the repairs at no cost to the
Giants RHP Cain to have
season-ending elbow surgery
NEWYORK — San Francisco Giants pitcher
Matt Cain will have season-ending surgery next
week to remove bone chips in his right elbow.
Manager Bruce Bochy said “it was inevitable”
that Cain would have surgery. Bochy said after
Monday’s 4-3 win over the New York Mets that
Cain would have the operation and look forward
to getting ready for spring training.
The 29-year-old Cain hasn’t pitched since
July 9. Cain was 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 15
Sports briefs
Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Health workers,
protective gear,
prepare for
work, outside an
isolation unit in
Foya District,
Lofa County,
Death toll from Ebola in West Africa hits 887: WHO
By Bachir Adigun and Jonathan Paye-Layleh
ABUJA, Nigeria — The doctor who treated a man who flew
to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease,
authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to
Africa’s most populous nation as the regional toll for the
outbreak grew to 887 dead.
As Nigerian health authorities rushed to quarantine others
who had been exposed to the doctor, a special plane landed
in Liberia to evacuate the second American missionary who
fell ill with Ebola. Nancy Writebol, 59, is expected to arrive
in Atlanta on Tuesday, where she will be treated at a special
isolation ward.
The second confirmed case in Nigeria is a doctor who treat-
ed Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July
25 days after arriving in Nigeria from Liberia, said Nigerian
Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.
Three others who also treated Sawyer now show symp-
toms of Ebola and their test results are pending, he said.
Authorities are trying to trace and quarantine others in
Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city of 21 million peo-
“This cluster of cases in Lagos, Nigeria is very concern-
ing,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for
Disease Controls and Prevention, which is dispatching 50
experienced disease control specialists to West Africa.
“It shows what happens if meticulous infection control,
contact tracing, and proper isolation of patients with sus-
pected Ebola is not done. Stopping the spread in Lagos will
be difficult but it can be done,” he said.
The World Health Organization announced Monday that
the death toll has increased from 729 to 887 deaths in
Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
Cases in Liberia jumped from 156 to 255, WHO said, as
the government ordered that all Ebola victims must now be
cremated because of rising opposition to burials in neigh-
borhoods around the capital. Over the weekend, police were
called in amid a standoff over whether health authorities
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could bury nearly two dozen victims in a
neighborhood on the outskirts of the capi-
tal, Monrovia.
Sierra Leone marked a national stay-at-
home day Monday in an effort to halt the
disease’s spread. Adocumentary film of the
first outbreak of the Ebola disease in Congo
was being shown intermittently throughout
the day by the national broadcaster.
The emergence of a second case in Nigeria
raises serious concerns about the infection
control practices there, and also raises the
specter that more cases could emerge. It can
take up to 21 days after exposure to the virus
for symptoms to appear. They include fever,
sore throat, muscle pains and headaches.
Often nausea, vomiting and diarrhea follow,
along with severe internal and external
bleeding in advanced stages of the disease.
“This fits exactly with the pattern that
we’ve seen in the past. Either someone gets
sick and infects their relatives, or goes to a
hospital and health workers get sick,” said
Gregory Hartl, World Health Organization
spokesman in Geneva. “It’s extremely
unfortunate but it’s not unexpected. This
was a sick man getting off a plane and unfor-
tunately no one knew he had Ebola.”
Doctors and other health workers on the
front lines of the Ebola crisis have been
among the most vulnerable to infection as
they are in direct physical contact with
patients. The disease is not airborne, and
only transmitted through contact with bod-
ily fluids such as saliva, blood, vomit,
sweat or feces.
Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on
business, became ill while aboard a flight
and Nigerian authorities immediately took
him into isolation upon arrival in Lagos.
They did not quarantine his fellow passen-
gers, and have insisted that the risk of addi-
tional cases was minimal.
Nigerian authorities said a total of 70
people are under surveillance and that they
hoped to have eight people in quarantine by
the end of Monday in an isolation ward in
Tracking down all the people who came
into contact with Sawyer and his caregivers
could prove difficult at this late stage, said
Ben Neuman, a virologist and Ebola expert
at Britain’s University of Reading.
“Contact tracing is essential but it’s very
hard to get enough people to do that,” he
said. “For the average case, you want to
look back and catch the 20 to 30 people
they had closest contact with and that takes
a lot of effort and legwork ... The most
important thing now is to do the contact
tracing and quarantine any contacts who
may be symptomatic.”
Continued from page 17
By Bill Barrow and Roxana Hegeman
ATLANTA — Missionary Nancy
Writebol, one of two known Americans
stricken with Ebola, wasn’t looking to
abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy
Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother
can yield a greater good from her impend-
ing return to the United States amid West
Africa’s worst-ever outbreak of the often-
deadly virus.
The attention focused on her case “might
help develop a cure and resources to help
those who are suffering,” the younger
Writebol said. “I am sure hopeful for that.”
A Liberian government official has con-
firmed that a medical evacuation team is
scheduled to fly Nancy Writebol back to the
United States early Tuesday. She will
receive treatment at Atlanta’s Emory
University Hospital alongside one of her
mission partners, Dr. Kent Brantly, who
was admitted Saturday.
The American cases make headlines as
dozens of African heads of state converge
on Washington for the Monday opening of
the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, a three-day
gathering hosted by President Barack
Obama. Among the stated purposes: dis-
cussing how to help African nations over-
come systemic challenges, including dis-
Brantly and Writebol contracted Ebola
after working on the
same medical mission
team treating victims of
the virus around
Monrovia, Liberia. More
than 1,300 people have
been stricken, killing at
least 729 of them in
Liberia, Guinea and
Sierra Leone.
Ebola has no vaccine
or antidote. However, both Brantly and
Writebol were given an experimental treat-
ment last week, according to international
relief group Samaritan’s Purse. Brantly is a
physician with the group, and the group
originally said that only Writebol got the
treatment. Brantly also received a unit of
blood from a 14-year-old boy, an Ebola sur-
vivor, who had been under his care, accord-
ing to the organization.
Emory, where Brantly already is quaran-
tined, boasts one of the nation’s most
sophisticated infectious disease units.
Patients are sealed off from anyone not in
protective gear. Lab tests are conducted
inside the unit, ensuring that viruses don’t
leave the quarantined area. Family members
see and communicate with patients through
Writebol and her husband, David, had
been in Liberia since August 2013, sent
there by the Christian organization SIM
USA and sponsored by their home congre-
gation at Calvary Church
in Charlotte, North
At the hospital where
Brantly treated patients,
Nancy Writebol worked
as a hygienist whose role
included decontaminat-
ing those entering or
leaving the Ebola treat-
ment area. Their pastor,
the Rev. John Munro, said David Writebol
fulfilled administrative and technical duties.
A few weeks before she was diagnosed,
Jeremy Writebol said, a doctor visited the
Monrovia hospital where she worked and
praised the decontamination procedures as
the best he’d seen. Jeremy Writebol said
she was “really pleased by knowing that”
and never thought she would be infected,
despite her proximity to the virus.
David and Nancy Writebol have engaged
in foreign missions for 15 years, spending
five years in Ecuador and nine years in
Zambia, where Munro said they worked in a
home for widows and orphans.
After talking with his father Sunday, the
younger Writebol said it’s clear his mother
“is still suffering,” but said the family
remains optimistic.
Writebol has now received two doses of
an experimental treatment and is showing
marked improvement, said Palmer Holt, a
spokesman for SIM, the aid organization
for which she works.
On Sunday, she was in stable but serious
condition. On Monday, she was walking
with assistance, Holt said.
“Her husband, David, told me Sunday her
appetite has improved and she requested
one of her favorite dishes - Liberian potato
soup — and coffee,” Bruce Johnson, presi-
dent of SIM USA, said in a statement
Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease
Controls and Prevention, also in Atlanta,
say they’ve gotten some blowback for
bringing Ebola cases to an American hos-
pital. But Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC director,
emphasized again Sunday that there is no
threat to the public in the United States.
Some airlines that serve those nations
have suspended flights, while international
groups, including the Peace Corps, have
evacuated some or all representatives in the
But the Writebols, their pastor predicted,
won’t be away from the stricken land for
any longer than they have to be.
“They knew that Liberia was a tough
assignment,” he said, comparing their
vocation to the Bible’s stories of leper
“Followers of Christ went into those
colonies, knowing they would die,” Munro
said. “I certainly wouldn’t judge them if
they didn’t go back, but I don’t think this
will deter them.”
Son: Mother’s Ebola should spark push for cure
Nancy Writebol Kent Brantly
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Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting
an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for
safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treat-
ment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research
program by the U.S. government and the military.
The workers, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, are
improving, although it’s impossible to know whether the
treatment is the reason or they are recovering on their own,
as others who have survived Ebola have done. Brantly is
being treated at a special isolation unit at Atlanta’s Emory
University Hospital, and Writebol was expected to be flown
there Tuesday in the same specially equipped plane that
brought Brantly.
They were infected while working in Liberia, one of four
West African nations dealing with the world’s largest Ebola
outbreak. On Monday, the World Health Organization said
the death toll had increased from 729 to 887 deaths in
Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, and that more
than 1,600 people have been infected.
In a worrisome development, the Nigerian Health
Minister said a doctor who had helped treat Patrick Sawyer,
the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after
arriving in Nigeria, has been confirmed to have the deadly
disease. Tests are pending for three other people who also
treated Sawyer and are showing symptoms.
There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Ebola, but
several are under development.
The experimental treatment the U.S. aid workers are get-
ting is called ZMapp and is made by Mapp
Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego. It is aimed at boost-
ing the immune system’s efforts to fight off Ebola and is
made from antibodies produced by lab animals exposed to
parts of the virus.
In a statement, the company said it was working with
LeafBio of San Diego, Defyrus Inc. of Toronto, the U.S.
government and the Public Health Agency of Canada on
development of the drug, which was identified as a possible
treatment in January.
The statement says they are “cooperating with appropri-
ate government agencies to increase production as quickly
as possible,” but gives no details on who else might receive
it or when.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must grant per-
mission to use experimental treatments in the United
States, but the FDAdoes not have authority over the use of
such a drug in other countries, and the aid workers were first
treated in Liberia. An FDAspokeswoman said she could not
confirm or deny FDA granting access to any experimental
therapy for the aid workers while in the U.S.
Writebol, 59, has been in isolation at her home in Liberia
since she was diagnosed last month. She’s now walking
with assistance and has regained her appetite, said Bruce
Johnson, president of SIM USA, the Charlotte, North
Carolina.-based group that she works for in Africa.
Writebol received two doses of the experimental treatment
while in Liberia.
Johnson was hesitant to credit the treatment for her
“Ebola is a tricky virus and one day you can be up and the
next day down. One day is not indicative of the outcome,”
he said. But “we’re grateful this medicine was available.”
Brantly, 33, who works for the international relief group
Samaritan’s Purse, also was said to be improving. Besides
the experimental dose he got in Liberia, he also received a
unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy, an Ebola survivor,
who had been under his care. That seems to be aimed at giv-
ing Brantly antibodies the boy may have made to the virus.
Samaritan’s Purse initiated the events that led to the two
workers getting ZMapp, according to a statement Monday
by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The Boone,
North Carolina-based group contacted U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention officials in Liberia to dis-
cuss various experimental treatments and were referred to an
NIH scientist in Liberia familiar with those treatments.
The scientist answered some questions and referred them
to the companies but was not officially representing the
NIH and had no “official role in procuring, transporting,
approving, or administering the experimental products,”
the statement says.
In the meantime, dozens of African heads of state were in
Washington on Monday for the opening of the U.S.-Africa
Leaders Summit, a three-day gathering hosted by President
Barack Obama. Among the stated purposes: discussing how
to help African nations overcome systemic challenges,
including disease.
The Defense Department has long had a hand in research-
ing infectious diseases, including Ebola. During much of
the Cold War period this served two purposes: to keep
abreast of diseases that could limit the effectiveness of
troops deployed abroad and to be prepared if biological
agents were used as weapons.
The U.S. military has no biological weapons program but
continues to do research related to infectious diseases as a
means of staying current on potential threats to the health
of troops. It may also contribute medical expertise as part
of interagency efforts in places like Africa where new infec-
tious disease threats arise.
The hospital in Atlanta that will treat the aid workers has
one of the nation’s most sophisticated infectious disease
units. Patients are sealed off from anyone not in protective
gear. Ebola is only spread through direct contact with an
infected person’s blood or other bodily fluids, not through
the air.
The CDC last week told U.S. doctors to ask about foreign
travel by patients who come down with Ebola-like symp-
toms, including fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea. A
spokesman said three people have been tested so far in the
U.S. — and all tested negative.
Writebol and her husband, David, had been in Liberia
since last August, sent there by SIM USAand sponsored by
their home congregation at Calvary Church in Charlotte. At
the clinic, Nancy Writebol’s duties included disinfecting
staff entering or leaving the Ebola treatment area.
“Her husband, David, told me Sunday her appetite has
improved and she requested one of her favorite dishes -
Liberian potato soup — and coffee,” SIM’s Johnson said.
U.S. had role in Ebola drug given aid workers
Two men in protective clothing exit an ambulance outside of Emory University hospital at a hospital in Atlanta,Ga.
Tuesday • Aug. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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all. For more information call 522-
Urban and Backyard Compost
workshop. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. San
Bruno Recreation Center, 251 City
Park Way, San Bruno. For more infor-
mation email
Evening Bachelor’s Information
Forum. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sobrato
Center for Non-Profit, 350 Twin
Dolphin Drive, Redwood City. Free.
For more information email lfer-
The Main Gallery presents the
2014 Anniversary Show ‘Climate
Best by Government Test.’ 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. 1018 Main St., Redwood
City. Showcasing 22 of The Main
Gallery Artists, the 2014 Anniversary
Show explores Redwood City’s slo-
gan of the 1920s in the context of
today. Runs through Sept. 7.
Museum open Wednesday to
Sunday. For more information call
701-1018 or email
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
to 1 p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Free admis-
sion, but lunch is $17. For more infor-
mation call 430-6500 or see face-
History with Michael Svanevick,
Battle of the North Atlantic, 1887-
1952 Conflict without warfare.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Little House,
800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $25 to
register. For more information call
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Overcoming Childhood Pain. 6:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran
Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Complimentary snacks and bever-
ages will be served. For more infor-
mation email
lifetreecafemp@gmail.com or call
Master’s and Credentials
Information Forum. 6:30 p.m. to 8
p.m. Sobrato Center for Non-Profit,
350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood
City. Free. For more information
email lferrari@ndnu.edu.
Film with Dana Frasz of Food
Shift: ‘Dive.’ 7 p.m. Burlingame
Public Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Forty percent of all food
is wasted; this 53-minute fim
explores the colossal problem of
food waste in the United States.
Dana Frasz, founder and director of
Food Shift, will explain how her non-
profit is rethinking the food waste
problem after the film. For more
information email John Piche at
San Mateo County Democracy for
America meeting: ‘California
Water Update.’ 7 p.m. Woodside
Road United Methodist Church,
2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City.
Free. For more information email
Ashleigh Evans at
Club Fox Blues Jam. 7 p.m. to 11
p.m. The Club Fox, 2209 Broadway,
Redwood City. The Garth Webber
Band is hosting. $5. For more infor-
mation go to
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Overcoming Childhood Pain. 9:15
a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Bethany Lutheran
Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Complimentary snacks and bever-
ages will be served. For more infor-
mation email
lifetreecafemp@gmail.com or call
Age Well Drive Smart Seminar.
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. win Pines
Community Center, 20 Twin Pines
Lane, Belmont. Topics include myths
about older drivers, a confidential
self-evaluation, safe driving tips and
a discussion by SamTrans about
transportation alternatives. Free. To
register call 363-4572.
Movies of the Marx Brothers:
‘Duck Soup.’ 1 p.m. City of San
Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda
de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For
more information call 522-7490.
Legos at the Library. 4 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. Burlingame Library, 480
Primrose Road, Burlingame. Legos
and Duplo brick sets will be provid-
ed. Open to ages 5 and up. For more
information email Kim Day at
Multi-Chamber Business EXPO. 4
p.m. to 7 p.m. South San Francisco
Conference Center, 255 S. Airport
Blvd., South San Francisco.
Opportunity to mix, mingle, pro-
mote, win prizes, eat, drink and have
fun. Free. For more information call
697-7324 or email chamber@mill-
San Mateo Central Park Music
Series: Aja Vu with Stealin’
Chicago. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central
Park on East Fifth Avenue, San
Mateo. Free. Continues every
Thursday evening until Aug. 14. For
more information go to www.cityof-
Movies on the Square: ‘The Wizard
of Oz.’ 8:30 p.m. Courthouse Square,
2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Free.
For more information call 780-7311
or go to
Candidate Filling Closes for the
Statewide General Election. All
candidates have until 5 p.m. to com-
plete their filling with the San Mateo
County Registration & Elections
Division at 40 Tower Road, San
Notre Dame de Namur University
Labor Day Theatre & Dance
Festival 2014. NDNU Theatre, 1500
Ralston Ave., Belmont. Prices vary.
Runs through Aug. 30. For more
information email theatre-pr@raab-
The Summer Event at Woodside,
Aug. 8-Aug. 10. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horse Park at Woodside. For more
information contact eden@athle-
Summer Socials: Ballroom Dance
Party! Dance Vita Ballroom, 85 W. 43
Ave., San Mateo. $15. For more infor-
mation call 571-0836.
Twentieth Century History and
Music Class. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. San
Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal
Springs Road, San Bruno. $2 drop-in
fee. For more information call 616-
Armchair Travel and Adventure:
‘Hidden Hawaii.’ 1 p.m. City of San
Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda
de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For
more information call 522-7490.
Lecture and demo: ‘Succulent
plants for a dry climate.’ 5 p.m. to 7
p.m. 1335 El Camino Real, Millbrae.
Free. For more information call 636-
Multi-story Rummage Sale. 5:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Congregational
Church of Belmont, 751 Alameda de
las Pulgas, Belmont. For more infor-
mation email Micki Carter at micki-
Music on the Square: Foreverland.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Courthouse Square,
2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
Michael Jackson tribute. Free. For
more information call 780-7311.
San Carlos Music in the Park. 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. Burton Park, San
Carlos. For more information call
802-4382. Free. Every Friday until
Aug. 15.
Book talk and signing with Sister
Simone Campbell. 7 p.m. Mercy
High School, Kohl Mansion, 2750
Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Religious
leader, attorney, poet and author,
Campbell has extensive experience
in public policy and advocacy for
systemic change. She will discuss
and sign her book ‘A Nun on the Bus:
How All of Us Can Create Hope,
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done [Monday],” DeJesus said.
The pipe had been likely been leak-
ing for at least a week, as DeJesus said
the city misdiagnosed the first sewage
test after an initial report of a strong
odor at the creek July 25.
A second report was made July 30
and another on Aug. 1, which was
when further tests revealed the pres-
ence of ammonia, DeJesus said. The
timing of the tests are likely proof that
the leak had only occurred for a short
period because it takes time for waste
water to break down into ammonia,
DeJesus said.
“When these sewer lines break,
oftentimes they can fail all at once, but
oftentimes it’s a slow process,”
DeJesus said. “And it takes time for it
to get to its peak of intensity so, I
can’t say for certain, but it could be
why it was harder to detect.”
Staff immediately began pumping
water out of the creek on Friday and
will continue to take daily water sam-
ples until the levels on the creek are
back to normal, DeJesus said.
“If it had gone unattended, eventual-
ly sewage begins decaying and break-
ing down and sucks up oxygen in the
water. And what you get is an oxygen
deficit and it begins to impact insects
and wildlife and those things that rely
on the water, and also the odor, ”
DeJesus said.
Further plans for the park and creek,
which serves as a natural drainage sys-
tem for landscape irrigation runoff and
the storm system for the subdivisions
in the area, include planting 66 trees as
part of the mitigation for the
Kingridge Sanitary Sewer Line
Improvement Project.
The project, aimed at preventing
sanitary sewer overflow into the creek,
involves replacing 1,500 feet of sewer
line within the Kingridge Canyon
between 36th and 42nd avenues,
according to a Public Works staff
The project was mandated by the
Regional Water Quality Control Board
through a cease and desist order and
began in 2011, according to the
The construction site was densely
populated with trees and necessitated
the removal of 17 trees to gain access
into the canyon, according to the
In return, the city chose to expand
the existing creek corridor by planting
66 mitigation trees within upper
Laurelwood Park along the fork of
Laurel Creek adjacent to the existing
turf area, according to the report.
The construction related to the tree
mitigation project is expected to
begin in September and last through
December, according to the report.
Because the trees will take six to 10
years to establish themselves, the area
will be closed to foot traffic during the
monitoring period to ensure the sur-
vival of the trees, according to the
The Parks and Recreation
Commission will review the Kingridge
Sanitary Sewer Line Improvement Tree
Mitigation project at a meeting begin-
ning 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at
City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., San
Mateo. For more information visit
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106
Continued from page 1
The potential changes would be
made to prepare College of San Mateo,
Cañada College and Skyline College
students for universities and high-
demand jobs; modernize math and sci-
classrooms and labs; upgrade roads;
upgrade computer, biotechnology and
job training facilities; upgrade access
for disabled students; ensure class-
rooms meet earthquake, fire and safety
requirements; and replace aging infra-
structure with energy efficient sys-
tems, according to a staff report. For
example, the money could be used to
construct a new science building at
Cañada and an environmental science
building at Skyline, Christensen said.
“Building 1 at Skyline is a large
admin building that has never worked
well,” Christensen said. “It is built
around a hallow floor and is an ineffi-
cient building.”
The bond measure would work out to
be an annual property tax increase of
$8.22 per $100,000 of assessed value.
Funds would also go to modernizing or
constructing classrooms and other
facilities for workforce training; mul-
tidisciplinary academic areas; kinesi-
ology; physical training; public safe-
ty; early-childhood education; and for
humanities, social sciences and fine
and performing arts activities, accord-
ing to a staff report.
Previously, the district’s $564 mil-
lion Measure H modernization bond
measure was on the November 2011,
but fell short of the 55 percent
approval needed. Bond measures in
2001 and 2005 passed.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Continued from page 1
postage to each voter but also allows
at least one polling place and drop-off
location in each city for those who
prefer the old-fashioned method.
The pilot is measuring the effect of
vote-by-mail elections on voter
turnout and breaks it down by demo-
graphics like ethnicity, age, gender,
disability and political party affilia-
Yolo County released its first elec-
tion report this year showing a 43 per-
cent cost savings but inconclusive
data on turnout results.
Adding urban San Mateo County’s
data to rural Yolo County’s informa-
tion is expected to better indicate the
potential statewide effects.
San Mateo County has long favored
absentee voting. In the June primary,
mail-in ballots accounted for 78 per-
cent of votes cast.
Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000
new words are on the way
NEWYORK — To Scrabble fanatics,
big gifts sometimes come in small
The word “te” as a variant of “ti,” the
seventh tone on the musical scale, is a
hardworking little gem among 5,000
words added to “The Official Scrabble
Players Dictionary,” out Aug. 11 from
The dictionary’s last freshening up
was a decade ago. Entries in the forth-
coming book that include texter, vlog,
bromance, hashtag, dubstep and selfie
were mere twinkles on the racks of recre-
ational players.
But it’s the addition of te and three
other two-letter words — da, gi and po
— that has Robin Pollock Daniel excit-
ed. Daniel, a clinical psychologist in
Toronto, is a champion of the North
American Scrabble Players Association,
which has a committee that helps
Merriam-Webster track down new,
playable words of two to eight letters.
“Being able to hook an ‘e’ underneath
‘t’ means that I can play far more
words,” explained Daniel, who practices
Scrabble two to four hours a day.
“Sometimes you play parallel to a word
and you’re making two-letter words
along the way. I call those the amino
acids of Scrabble. The more two-letter
words we have, the more possibilities a
word will fit.”
Continued from page 1
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1 Wine casks
5 Remote button (abbr.)
8 Tree juices
12 — — for keeps
13 Geologic division
14 Nat “King” —
15 Try to impress (hyph.)
17 Region
18 Ad —
19 Imposing entrance
21 Lazybones
24 Tiny sphere
25 — kwon do
26 Tan slacks
30 Wearing something
32 “Rope-a-dope” boxer
33 Whim
37 Hole up
38 Beehive State native
39 Hoodlum
40 Smitten (2 wds.)
43 Daisy — Yokum
44 Thus
46 Obligations
48 Shrink in fear
50 Shack
51 Kachina maker
52 Paint bubbles
57 Blissful spot
58 — choy
59 “Orinoco Flow” singer
60 — shui
61 Take to court
62 Bulrush or cattail
1 Coq au —
2 Wheel buy (2 wds.)
3 Young Cratchit
4 Stone pillar
5 “Sink” or “swim”
6 El Dorado loot
7 Reindeer herder
8 Manages to find (2 wds.)
9 Large artery
10 Beseech
11 — of approval
16 Long dagger
20 Teahouse attire
21 Scratch
22 “Soft Watches” painter
23 Pencil point
27 Transport
28 Low voice
29 Ukraine city
31 Condescending
34 Pirates’ quaffs
35 Pesky bug
36 Really skimps
41 Holiday cheer
42 Green-egg layers
44 Wear away
45 Age on the vine
47 Say
48 Gourmet’s staffer
49 Subsides
50 Long walk
53 Pollster — Harris
54 Hydrocarbon suffix
55 Deli staple
56 Glum
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Plan to have some fun today.
If you have been taking life too seriously, now is the
time to spice things up. Avoid individuals who tend to
be argumentative or negative.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You can achieve good
results if you network or combine business and
pleasure. An unexpected proposal will lead to a new
adventure and an exciting opportunity. Stand tall and
exude confidence.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Work on your to-do
list and fix-it projects that are long overdue. Follow
directions and don’t scrimp on detail. You can make
your life more comfortable and convenient.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Don’t try to put on
a brave front. Let your family in on what has been
worrying you. They will be able to help clarify and deal
with any perplexing situations.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Play to win, but
stick to the rules. Visit someone you haven’t seen
in a while. You can gain a new perspective from
discussions with a distant relative or friend.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Community
activities will allow you the chance to hone your
leadership skills. By participating in local events, you
will increase the likelihood of meeting someone who
shares your concerns.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Choose your
friends carefully. Someone you know quite well
will purposely get you into trouble. Don’t blame
others for your shortcomings. You need to take
responsibility for your actions.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — A career event will
enable you to make some promising connections.
Things are looking up in your personal life. Make plans
with a special someone.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You have a take-charge
attitude that will win you favor with friends and family.
Your communication skills will help you defuse an
unsettling issue with an opponent.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You will get quality
results if you are a good listener and have the patience
to let others carry the conversation. Attempting to
dominate matters will alienate you from your peers.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Don’t give anyone the
chance to meddle in your affairs. Keep your personal
life private. You will meet someone interesting while
working on an exciting and novel project.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — By enhancing your
looks, you will improve your self-esteem. Use your
newfound confidence to your advantage, and plan a
good time with a friend or lover.
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203 Public Notices
LIEN SALE - ON 08/17/2014 at 650
Lien Sale will be held on a 2011 NISSAN
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The following person is doing business
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tered by the following owner:1) John
Martin Bentley, same address 2) Jesse
Robert Delgado, 671 29th Ave., San Ma-
teo, CA 94403 3) John Robertson Foster,
1228 Rhus St., San Mateo, CA 94402.
The business is conducted by a General
Partnership. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/John Bentley/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/01/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14, 08/26/14).
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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 529051
Jessica Ellen Fitchen
Petitioner Jessica Ellen Fitchen a petition
with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
Present name: Jessica Ellen Fitchen
Propsed Name: Jessica Ellen Aloft
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on August 19,
2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 06/24/2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 06/23/2014
(Published, 07/22/2014, 07/29/2014,
08/05/2014, 08/12/2014)
CASE# CIV 529307
Alberto Garcia and Audelia Santiago
Petitioner: Alberto Garcia and Audelia
Santiago filed a petition with this court for
a decree changing name as follows:
Present name: Aly Garcia
Propsed Name: Ali Garcia Santiago
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on September
5, 2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 07/10/14
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 07/09/2014
(Published, 07/15/2014, 07/22/2014,
07/29/2014, 08/05/2014)
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CASE# CIV 529397
Mary Christine Wilson
Petitioner Hina Parmar Patel filed a peti-
tion with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
Present name: Mary Christine Wilson
Propsed Name: Christina Mary Wilson
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on September
9, 2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 07/28/2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 07/25/2014
(Published, 08/05/2014, 08/12/2014,
08/19/2014, 08/26/2014)
CASE# CIV 529440
Hina Parmar Patel
Petitioner Hina Parmar Patel filed a peti-
tion with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
Present name: Hina Parmar Patel
Propsed Name: Hina Mitesh Patel
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on September
23, 2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J,
at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 07/28/2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 07/25/2014
(Published, 08/05/2014, 08/12/2014,
08/19/2014, 08/26/2014)
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The following person is doing business
as: BizFii, 214 Semicircular Rd., MENLO
PARK, CA 94025 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Umesh Chandra
Maharaj, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Umesh Chandra Maharaj/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/20/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/15/14, 07/22/14, 07/29/14, 08/05/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Romeo & Juliet Limosine, 1175 Park
Pl. #312, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Romulo M. Farah, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Romulo M. Farah/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/15/14, 07/22/14, 07/29/14, 08/05/14).
The following person is doing business
as: A Helping Hand, 5 Coronado Ave.
Apt. #134, DALY CITY, CA, 94015 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Carlos E. Alfaro, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A
/s/ Carlos E. Alfaro /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/01/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/22/14, 07/29/14, 08/05/14, 08/12/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Open Source Marketing, 200 Industri-
al Rd., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Five Lanes LLC, CA. The business is
conducted by a Limited Liability Compa-
ny. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on N/A
/s/ Dennis Chernyukhin /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/22/14, 07/29/14, 08/05/14, 08/12/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Coffeemax, 928 Martin Trail, DALY
CITY, CA 94014 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Fortunato Y. Chua,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Fortunato Y. Chua /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/18/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/22/14, 07/29/14, 08/05/14, 08/12/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Club Pilates San Carlos, 50 El Cami-
no Real, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Lance Enterprises Incorporated, CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on .
/s/ Renata Lance /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/29/14, 08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14).
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The following person is doing business
as: Cucina Di Zia, 714 Boutny Dr., FOS-
TER CITY, CA 94404 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Nathalia
Napralla, same address. The business is
conducted by an individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 06/03/2014.
/s/ Nathalia Napralla /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/16/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/29/14, 08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Kuushop Company, 1708 Sweet-
wood Dr., DALY CITY, CA 94015 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Zhiying Ma and Gene Luo, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by a
Married Couple. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on .
/s/ Zhiying Ma /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/29/14, 08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Sprouted Seed Press, 80 Poinsettia
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Mark
Collier same address and Faith Kazmi
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by a General Partnership. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 07/11/2014.
/s/ Faith Kazmi /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/18/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/29/14, 08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Lala’s House Keeping, 1010 Hiller
St., BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Maria Ro-
driguez, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Maria Rodriguez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/29/14, 08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14).
The following person is doing business
as: A-1 Test Only Smog Repair, 236 El
Camino Real, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is
hereby registered by the following
owner:Shahin Nazariam, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Shahin Nazarian/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/15/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14, 08/26/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Kanelo Janitorial, 435 N. San Mateo
Dr. Apt 6, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is
hereby registered by the following
owner:Antonio Canelo, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Antonio Canelo/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/04/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14, 08/26/14).
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The following person is doing business
as: Queen of Cookies, 126 Dartmouth
Rd., Lower, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Elisha Nedwick, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A
/s/ Elisha Nedwick/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/30/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14, 08/26/14).
The following person is doing business
as: South City Chocolates, 110 Cuesta
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Carl C. Grear, Jr., same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A
/s/ Carl C. Grear, Jr. /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/31/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14, 08/26/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Party Diva Booth Rental 2) Face
Booth Photo Booth Rental 3) Photo Diva
Photo Booth Rental, 500 King Drive apt
408, DALY CITY, CA 94015 is hereby
registered by the following owner:Gerar-
do Bueno and Elizabeth Bueno, same
address. The business is conducted by a
Married Couple. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/Elizabeth Bueno/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/15/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/05/14, 08/12/14, 08/19/14, 08/26/14).
mandado): Alileen Ng, aka Yueh Ng, aka
Aileen Yueh Li, an individual; does 1
through 20, inclusive
You are being sued by plaintiff: (Lo esta
demandando el demandante): American
Express Centurion Bank, a Utah state
chartered bank
NOTICE! You have been sued. The court
may decide against you without your be-
ing heard unless you respond within 30
days. Read the information below.
You have 30 calendar days after this
summons and legal papers are served
on you to file a written response at the
court and have a copy served on the
plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not pro-
tect you. Your written response must be
in proper legal form if you want the court
to hear your case. There may be a court
form that you can use for your response.
You can find these court forms and more
information at the California Courts On-
line Self-Help Center
(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your
county law library, or the courthouse
nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing
fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver
form. If you do not file your response on
time, you may lose the case by default,
and your wages, money, and property
may be taken without further warning
from the court.
There are other legal requirements. You
may want to call an attorney right away.
If you do not know an attorney, you may
want to call an attorney referral service.
If you cannot afford an attorney, you may
be eligible for free legal services from a
nonprofit legal services program. You
can locate these nonprofit groups at the
California Legal Services Web site
(www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the Califor-
nia Courts Online Self-Help Center
(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by
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contacting your local court or county bar
association. NOTE: The court has a stat-
utory lien for waived fees and costs on
any settlement or arbitration award of
$10,000 or more in a civil case. The
court’s lien must be paid before the court
will dismiss the case.
AVISO! Lo han demando. Si no re-
sponde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede
decidir en su contra sin escuchar su ver-
sion. Lea la informacion a continuacion.
Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de
que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles
legales para presentar una respuesta por
escrito en esta corte y hacer que se en-
tregue ena copia al demandante. Una
carta o una llamada telefonica no lo pro-
tegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene
que estar en formato legal correcto si de-
sea que procesen su caso en la corte.
Es posible que haya un formulario que
usted pueda usar para su respuesta.
Puede encontrar estos formularios de la
corte y mas informacion en el Centro de
Ayuda de las Cortes de California
en la biblio teca de leyes de su condado
o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si
no puede pagar la cuota de presenta-
cion, pida al secretario de la corte que le
de un formulario de exencion de pago de
cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a
tiempo, puede perder el caso por incum-
plimiento y la corte le podra quitar su su-
eldo, dinero y bienes sin mas adverten-
cia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es re-
comendable que llame a un abogado in-
mediatamente. Si no conoce a un abo-
dado, puede llamar a de servicio de re-
mision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a
un abogado, es posible que cumpia con
los requisitos para obtener servicios le-
gales gratuitos de un programa de servi-
cios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede
encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro
en el sitio web de California Legal Serv-
ices Web site
(www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro
de Ayuda de las Cortes de California,
o poniendose en contacto con la corte o
el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO:
Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar
las cuotas y costos exentos por imponer
un gravamen sobre cualquier recupera-
cion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida
mediante un acuerdo o una concesion
de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil.
Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte
antes de que la corte pueda desechar el
The name and address of the court is:
(El nombre y direccion de la corte es):
Superior Court of San Mateo, 400 Coun-
ty Center, Redwood City, CA 94063
The name, address, and telephone num-
ber of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff
without an attorney, is: (El nombre, direc-
cion y numero de telefono del abogado
del demandante, o del demandante que
no tiene abogado, es):
Lina M. Michael (bar# 237842)
Michael & Associates, PC
555 St. Charles Dr. Ste. 204
Date: (Fecha) March 26, 2014
R. Krill
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
August 5, 12, 19, 26, 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
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
Tuesday • Aug 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
210 Lost & Found
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Center, 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
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
Coonts, Higgins, Thor, Follet, Brown,
more $20.00 for 60 books,
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
TIME LIFE Nature Books, great condition
19 different books. $5.00 each OBO
295 Art
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
new, bakes, broils, toasts, adjustable
temperature. $25 OBO. (650)580-4763
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
ROCKET GRILL Brand new indoor grill.
Cooks fast with no mess. $70 OBO.
high & 20" wide in very good condition
$85. 650-756-9516.
SEARS KENMORE sewing machine in a
good cabinet style, running smoothly
$99. 650-756-9516.
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 SOLD!
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
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
K'NEX BUILDING ideas $30.
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.
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72” x 40” , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $700. (650)766-3024
OLD VINTAGE Wooden “Sea Captains
Tool Chest” 35 x 16 x 16, $65
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
BLUE NINTENDO DS Lite. Hardly used.
$70 OBO. (760) 996-0767
new, $20., (415)410-5937
COMBO COLOR T.V. 24in. Toshiba with
DVD VHS Flat Screen Remote. $95. Cell
number: (650)580-6324
COMBO COLOR T.V. Panasonic with
VHS and Radio - Color: White - 2001
$25. Cell number: (650)580-6324
303 Electronics
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
OLD STYLE 32 inch Samsung TV. Free
with pickup. Call 650-871-5078.
SET OF 3 wireless phones all for $50
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
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.
BATHTUB SEAT, electric. Bathmaster
2000. Enables in and out of bath safe-
ly.$99 650-375-1414
BURGUNDY VELVET reupholstered vin-
tage chair. $75. Excellent condition.
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
COUCH, LEATHER, Dark brown, L
shaped, rarely used, excellent condition.
$350. (650)574-1198.
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
DRESSER (5 drawers) 43" H x 36" W
$40. (650)756-9516 DC.
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
shelves for books, pure oak. Purchased
for $750. Sell for $99. (650)348-5169
FREE SOFA and love seat set. good
condtion (650)630-2329
GRACO 40" x28"x28" kid pack 'n play
exc $40 (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
LIVING & Dining Room Sets. Mission
Style, Trestle Table w/ 2 leafs & 6
Chairs, Like new $600 obo
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.
OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
OCCASIONAL, END or Sofa Table. $25.
Solid wood in excellent condition. 20" x
22". (650)861-0088.
OTTOMANS, LIGHT blue, dark blue,
Storage, Versatile, Removable cover,
$25. for both OBO. (650)580-4763
obo Retail $130 (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
PIANO AND various furniture pieces,
golf bag. $100-$300 Please call for info
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
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.,
ROCKING CHAIR, decorative wood /
armrest, it swivels rocks & rolls
SOFA - excelleNT condition. 8 ft neutral
color $99 OBO (650)345-5644
with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
STURDY OAK TV or End Table. $35.
Very good condition. 30" x 24".
TEA/ UTILITY Cart, $15. (650)573-7035,
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for ster-
eo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26 “
long, $99 (650)592-2648
304 Furniture
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 FURNITURE- one end table and
coffee table. In good condition. $30
OBO. (760)996-0767.
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,
temperature resistent handles, 21/2 & 4
gal. $5. (650) 574-3229.
thy Mini Fridge/warmer, portable, handle,
plug, white $30.00 (650) 578 9208
ELECTRIC FAN Wind Machine 20in.
Portable Round Plastic Adjustable $35
Cell number: (650)580-6324
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
NEW FLOURESCENT lights, ten T-12
tubes, only $25 all 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
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
VACUUM 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. **SOLD**
ALUMINUM 37 foot extension ladder.
Excellent condition. *SOLD*
BLACK & DECKER 17” electric hedge
trimmer, New, $25 SOLD!
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CIRCULAR SKILL saw "craftman"7/1/4"
heavy duty never used in box $45.
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
HUSKY POWER inverter 750wtts.adap-
tor/cables unused AC/DC.$50. (650)992-
HYDRAULIC floor botle jack 10" H.
plus.Ford like new. $25.00 botlh
brake/drum tool new in box
used. Wood handles. $50 or best offer.
(650) 595-4617
310 Misc. For Sale
50” FRESNEL lens $99 (650)591-8062
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55.
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
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.
(650)345-3840 leave a clear Message
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.,
(650)345-3840 leave a clear Message
$30. (650)726-1037
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
310 Misc. For Sale
Business Portfolio Briefcase. $20. Call
cooler includes icepak. $20
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
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
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
chine Cleans jewelry, eyeglasses, den-
tures, keys. Concentrate included. $30
OBO. (650)580-4763
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. (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
ROLAND GW-7 Workstation/Keyboard,
with expression pedal, sustain pedal, and
owner’s manual. $500. (415)706-6216
WURLITZER PIANO, console, 40” high,
light brown, good condition. $490.
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
tor Cross. $60. Call in evenings
DELUX"GLASS LIZARD cage unused ,
rock open/close window Decoration
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
315 Wanted to Buy
Gold, Silver, Platinum
Always True & Honest values
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
Twin Stitched. Knee Protection. Never
Used! Blue/Grey Sz34 $65.
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
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 FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
VINTAGE 1970’S Grecian made 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
3 WHEEL golf cart by Bagboy. Used
twice, New $160 great price $65
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.
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
318 Sports Equipment
HJC MOTORCYCLE Helmet, size large,
perfect cond $29 650-595-3933
glass backboard, adjustable height, $80
obo 650-364-1270
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 (650)520-3425
NORDIC TRACK Pro, $95. Call
POWER PLUS Exercise Machine $99
SOCCER BALL, unopened, unused,
Yellow, pear shaped, unique. $5.
(650)578 9208
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167
WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
335 Garden Equipment
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $79
345 Medical Equipment
PILLOW, "DONUT type" for anal com-
fort. $15. (650)344-2254.
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WALKER WITH basket $30. Invacare
Excellent condition (650)622-6695
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
WHEEL CHAIR, heavy duty, wide, excel-
lent condition. $99.(650)704-7025
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 – Large Renovated 1BR,
in Clean & Quiet Bldgs and Great
Neighborhoods Views, Patio/Balcony,
Carport, Storage, Pool. No Sur-
charges. No Pets, No Smoking, No
Section 8. (650) 593-8254
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.- $59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
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10 From __: slight
14 Dramatic solos
15 Jai __
16 Head, to Henri
17 Job for a CPA
18 It’s in front of a
20 Oft-pickled
21 Excavation hole
22 Noisy ruckus
23 Captivated
25 Game with
26 “CSI” workplace
30 Clic Stic or
33 Pieces by pundits
34 Old Roman coins
35 Worldwide
workers’ gp.
36 Clears (of)
37 Nincompoop
39 Unrefined
40 __-de-sac
41 Soon, to Pope
42 Pancakes
served with
43 Expressive rock
44 Instrument used
in Hawaiian
47 “Psycho” motel
49 Being aired
50 Venus, to Serena
52 Duke Univ.
53 High-ranking
57 Place to make a
59 Freak out
60 Historical periods
61 Gawk at
62 Traffic cone
63 Fortified red wine
64 Ill-gotten gains
65 Wall Street
decline, or
something that
might be
associated with
18-, 26-, 44- or
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2 “Good point”
3 Assistant
4 Restaurant VIPs
5 L.A. winter hours
6 Island retreat for
7 Loads
8 Aries symbol
9 Annual report
10 Sky-supporting
brother of
11 Rah-rah feeling
12 Preminger of film
13 Brewpub order
19 New cadet
21 Second
afterthought, in a
24 Q&A part: Abbr.
25 Ad award
26 Strong-arm
27 Poppy extract
28 “Sea Food
Differently” chain
29 “Crazy” singer
31 Justice Kagan
32 Military denial
37 Worldwide
38 Deer daughters
39 For whom
Popeye’s eyes
41 Fall bloomer
42 “On the other
hand ...”
45 Pendant with a
46 Health
supplements co.
48 ’50s nuclear
50 Give and take?
51 “Othello”
52 Musical
54 Landlocked
African country
55 Apple player
56 Thinker
58 Before today
59 Some family
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620 Automobiles
1996 TACOMA Toyota, $7,300.00,
72,000 miles, New tires, & battery, bed
liner, camper shell, always serviced, air
conditioner. ** SOLD**
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CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
DODGE ‘99 Van, Good Condition,
$4,500 OBO (650)481-5296
HONDA ‘96 LX SD Parts Car, all power,
complete, runs. $1000 OBO, Jimmie
Cassey (650)271-1056 or
(650)481-5296 - Joe Fusilier
MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
625 Classic Cars
FORD ‘63 THUNDERBIRD Hardtop, 390
engine, Leather Interior. Will consider
$6,500 /OBO (650)364-1374
630 Trucks & SUV’s
owner, dark blue, CLEAN! $5,000/obo.
Call (650)492-1298
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
FORD E150 VAN, 2007, 56k miles, al-
most perfect! $12,000 (650)591-8062
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,
with mounting hardware $35.
any condition, Call (831)462-9836
650 RVs
COLEMAN LARAMIE pop-up camper,
Excellent Condition, $2750. Call
670 Auto Service
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
Oil Change Special $24.99
most cars
San Carlos Smog Check
Cash special $26.75 plus cert.
96 & newer
1098 El Camino Real San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
and R132 new, professional quality $50.
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
Modular & Custom cabinets
Over 30 Years in Business !
1222 So. El Camino Real
San Mateo
Interior and Exterior
Lath and Plaster/Stucco
All kinds of textures
35+ years experience
CA Lic #625577
• All kinds of Concrete
• Retaining Wall • Tree Service
• Roofing • Fencing
• New Lawns
Free Estimates
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Licensed and Insured
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(650) 318-3993
Dry Rot • Decks • Fences
• Handyman • Painting
• Bath Remodels & much more
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Decks & Fences
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Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
Custom made drapes & pillows
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for all your electrical needs
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Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
Service Upgrades
Remodels / Repairs
The tradesman you will
trust and recommend
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Time to Aerate your lawn
We also do seed/sod of lawns
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Sprinklers and irrigation
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San Mateo
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301 Old County Rd. San Carlos
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By Josef Federman
JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas on
Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire
proposal meant to halt a bruising month-
long war that has claimed nearly 2,000
lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest
round of fighting between the bitter ene-
mies could finally be coming to an end.
Still, both sides signaled a rough road
ahead, with an Israeli official expressing
skepticism given previous failures, and a
Palestinian negotiator saying “it’s going
to be tough.”
Alast-minute burst of violence, including
a deadly Palestinian attack in Jerusalem,
continued bloodshed in Gaza and the report-
ed execution of a number of suspected col-
laborators with Israel, served as reminders
of the lingering risk of renewed violence.
After weeks of behind-the-scenes diplo-
macy, Israel and Hamas both announced late
Monday that they had accepted the propos-
al for a preliminary 72-hour truce, begin-
ning at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Egypt was then set
to host indirect talks to work out a long-
term truce over the next three days.
“At 8 a.m. local time tomorrow a cease-
fire starts and Israel will cease all military
operations against terrorist targets in the
Gaza Strip,” said Israeli government
spokesman Mark Regev. “Israel will honor
the cease-fire and will be watching to see if
Hamas does, too.”
The war broke out on July 8 when Israel
launched an air offensive in response to
weeks of heavy rocket fire out of Hamas-
controlled Gaza. It expanded the operation
on July 17 by sending in ground forces in
what it described as a mission to destroy a
network of tunnels used to stage attacks.
Israel says the last of the tunnels has nearly
been destroyed.
The war has taken nearly 1,900
Palestinian lives, most of them civilians
caught in fighting inside Gaza’s crowded
urban landscape, according to Hamas med-
ical officials. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers
have also died, as well as two Israeli civil-
ians and a Thai laborer who worked in
Israel. The heavy death toll has eclipsed
that of previous rounds of fighting in 2009
and 2012.
Adelegation of Palestinian officials from
various factions, including Hamas, has
been negotiating with Egypt in recent days.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the
group had accepted the plan.
“It’s clear now that the interest of all par-
ties is to have a cease-fire,” said Bassam
Salhi, a member of the Palestinian delega-
tion. “It’s going to be tough negotiations
because Israel has demands too. We don’t
have any guarantees the siege will be
Hamas is seeking a full Israeli withdrawal
from Gaza, an end to an Israeli and Egyptian
blockade of the territory, the release of
Hamas prisoners held by Israel and interna-
tional assistance in the reconstruction of
Israel says the blockade is needed to pre-
vent Hamas, an Islamic militant group
sworn to its destruction, from arming. But
the Palestinians and members of the inter-
national community have criticized the
blockade as collective punishment. The
blockade, known to the Palestinians as “the
siege,” has ground Gaza’s economy to a
Israel has demanded that Gaza become
“demilitarized,” requiring the unlikely
cooperation of Hamas in giving up its sig-
nificant arsenal.
“We will be putting first on our agenda
preventing Hamas from rearming,” Regev
said. “Ultimately the Palestinians have a
written commitment that Gaza should be
demilitarized and it’s time the international
community held them to that commit-
Israel had been signaling in recent days
that it was winding down its military cam-
paign. On Sunday, it withdrew most of its
ground forces from Gaza, and the army said
the pullout was continuing Monday.
In addition, Israel declared a seven-hour
pause Monday in its air campaign for what
it called a “window” to allow much-needed
humanitarian aid into Gaza.
Supermarkets were open for business and
more cars were on the streets than during
any of the short-lived cease-fires since the
war began. Fresh fruits and vegetables were
available in outdoor markets.
Despite a drop in military activity, Israel
still attacked 38 targets, though well below
the levels of recent days.
At least 20 people were killed Monday,
including three children — an 8-year-old
girl in the Shati refugee camp and a 12-
year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister in the
southern border town of Rafah, according to
Palestinian medical officials. Still, that was
far below the levels during the heaviest
Israel’s chief military spokesman, Brig.
Gen. Moti Almoz, disputed Palestinian
claims that the vast majority of the dead
were civilians.
“We estimate that between 700 and 900
terrorists were killed in direct contact with
Israeli soldiers,” he told Channel 2 TV.
“That’s a number that could rise because
there were many terrorists inside the tun-
nels that were probably killed when the tun-
nels were blown up.”
Israel,Hamas accept Egyptiancease-fire plan
By Raf Casert
Separated by only a small patch of yellow
daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military
cemetery lie two former enemies: British
Captain Kenneth James Roy and German
Gefreiter Reinhold Dietrich. Also between
the two are some 9 million dead soldiers over
four years.
Roy died in the first month of World War I,
trying to stop the early German onslaught
through Belgium. Dietrich died two weeks
before the war ended with a German defeat.
On Monday, from Glasgow, Scotland to
Liege and the small Saint-Symphorien in
southern Belgium, leaders of the former ene-
mies Belgium, France, Britain and Germany
stood together in a spirit of reconciliation to
commemorate the 100th anniversary of the
start of conflict that became known as The
Great War.
On Aug. 4, 1914 Germany invaded neutral
Belgium as part of a planned attack on
France, forcing Britain to declare war by
nightfall and unleash the biggest conflagra-
tion the world had known.
“It opened Pandora’s Box,” said German
President Joachim Gauck, who acknowledged
that it “is anything but self-evident to stand
and talk to you on this day” and be warmly
welcomed by the nation Germany overran.
Gauck openly spoke of “the great injus-
tice” of invading Belgium and the wanton
destruction of the university library in
Leuven and other civilian brutalities during
the first weeks of the war.
British Prime Minister David Cameron
hailed the spirit to heal such deep wounds and
such deep-rooted enmity.
“We should never fail to cherish the peace
between these nations and never underesti-
mate the patient work it has taken to build
that peace,” he said at dusk, a few hours
before the moment Britain declared war on
Germany a century ago.
During the morning ceremonies at the
allied memorial in Liege many leaders,
including French President Francois
Hollande, insisted that European nations
have to act more forceful in conflicts from
Ukraine to Iraq and Gaza.
“We cannot remain neutral,” Hollande
said. “We have an obligation to react and it
is Europe which must take on these respon-
He called on the same nations who were
enemies then to stand together now. Over
four years which ended with the Nov. 11,
1918 armistice, the German and Austro-
Hungarian empires faced Britain, France,
Russia and, later, the United States.
At the intimate Saint-Symphorien ceme-
tery in southern Belgium a balmy sun kissed
the daisies standing in between Roy and
Even in defeat, the allied effort that
claimed Roy’s life on Aug. 23, 1914, helped
slow the German advance toward France that
eventually bogged down as it was closing in
on Paris.
Gauck said the German plan that was sup-
posed to secure early victory was “hapless”
and deplored German actions against civil-
ians and cities its forces passed through dur-
ing the early weeks of the war.
By the end of autumn 1914, both sides dug
in, and from the early battles, the war quick-
ly changed into trench warfare on the
Western Front, with hundreds of thousands
of casualties in a barren landscape where poi-
son gas often wafted through the air.
The war wasn’t expected to last long. The
battlefront scars would slowly and agoniz-
ingly rip across Europe, ravage whole com-
munities and millions of families. It produced
a moral wasteland in Germany that would
become fertile ground for the rise of Nazism.
Four empires would disappear.
Former enemies unite for
World War I commemoration
A Palestinian man walks amidst the destruction in the Shejaia neighborhood,which witnesses
said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, in the east of
Gaza City.

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