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Weekend • Aug. 9-10, 2014 • Vol XIII, Edition 306
By Angela Swartz
Home prices along the Peninsula are
continuing to tick up, with an average
of more than $1.4 million countywide,
according to experts and the latest
In the second quarter of 2014, the
median price for a single family home
in San Mateo County was $1.08 mil-
lion, while the average listing was
$1.46 million. The median is the mid-
dle point, whereas the average is the
result of adding the prices and dividing
the number of the homes. On the lower
end of things, South San Francisco’s
average home price was $709,737.
The average home price in
Hillsborough was $3.77 million. In
San Mateo and Burlingame, home
prices averaged $1.18 million and
$1.81 million, respectively, accord-
ing to data proved by the San Mateo
County Association of Realtors, or
SAMCAR, based on statistics com-
plied by MLS Listings.
And prices are still rising, said Steve
Blanton, SAMCAR’s chief executive
“It’s flattened out a little bit since
last year,” he said. “It’s still really dif-
ficult. You need a skilled Realtor to
help you through the process at this
Average county home price reaches $1.4M
Crisis in Iraq worsens
By Diaa Hadid
and Bram Janssen
IRBIL, Iraq — The U.S.
unleashed its first airstrikes in
northern Iraq against militants of
the Islamic State group Friday
amid a worsening humanitarian
crisis. The
extremists took
captive hundreds
of women from a
religious minori-
t y, according to an
Iraqi official,
while thousands
of other civilians
fled in fear.
Many of America’s allies backed
the U.S. intervention, pledging
urgent steps to assist the legions
of refugees and displaced people.
Those in jeopardy included thou-
sands of members of the Yazidi
religious minority whose plight
— trapped on a mountaintop by
the militants — prompted the U.S.
to airdrop crates of food and water
Above: Displaced people, who fled from the violence in the province of
Nineveh,Iraq,arrive at Sulaimaniya province. Left:Kurdish peshmerga troops
participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants
on the front line in Khazer,Iraq.The United States began to drop relief supplies
to beleaguered Yazidi refugees fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq, but there
was no immediate sign on Friday of U.S. air strikes to halt the sweeping
advance of Islamic State fighters.
By Robert Burns
and Lara Jakes
WASHINGTON — President
Barack Obama’s new military
strategy in Iraq amounts to trying
to contain — not destroy — the
Islamic militant group that now
controls much of the country’s
northern region. That leaves open
the questions of how deeply the
U.S. will be
drawn into the
sectarian con-
flict, and
w h e t h e r
airstrikes alone
can stop the
m i l i t a n t s ’
Obama insists
Obama’s aim: Contain,
not destroy, extremists
By Michelle Durand
The 37-year-old serial robber who shot a
San Mateo pet store clerk using a large sil-
ver gun that earned him the nickname
“chrome revolver bandit” was sentenced
Friday to 834 years to life in prison.
Last week, a judge refused to discount
Ricky Renee Sanders’ previous criminal
strikes so the man went
into Friday’s sentencing
hearing knowing he’d
receive up to a life term.
The only question was
what the determinate bot-
tom number would be
based on his numerous
convictions, including
Chrome revolver bandit gets 834 years prison
By Michelle Durand
The roster for November’s general election
is set, leaving San Mateo County voters with
a handful of local races to consider along
with those on the state and federal level.
The filing date closed 5 p.m. Friday for the
Nov. 4 ballot. On the county level, all the
Candidate roster set
for November election
A four-bedroom,three-bath home in the Central Neighborhood
of San Mateo is on the market for just over $1 million.
Realtors see market continuing to rise, multiple offers common
U.S. bombs militants
See page 23
• Iraq upheaval
Obama legacy
• President
vacation with
trip to D.C.
Barack Obama
Ricky Sanders
See ROSTER, Page 24 See SANDERS, Page 24
See OBAMA, Page 22
See IRAQ, Page 22
See HOMES, Page 24
“It’s still really
difficult.You need a skilled
Realtor to help you through
the process at this point.”
—Steve Blanton, SAMCAR’s chief
executive director
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Football Hall of
Famer Deion
Sanders is 47.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Vice President Gerald R. Ford became
the nation’s 38th chief executive as
President Richard Nixon’s resigna-
tion took effect.
“Hope is a waking dream.”
— Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384 B.C.-322 B.C.)
Actress Melanie
Griffith is 57.
Rapper Mack 10 is
Bodysurfers and boogie boarders catch waves at Sandy beach on the east side of Oahu as Tropical Storm Iselle passes
through the Hawaiian islands, in Honolulu. SEE STORY PAGE 7
Saturday: Cloudy in the morning then
becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in
the morning. Highs in the mid to upper
60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy
fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s.
West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy in the morning then
becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becom-
ing mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny.
Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 60s.
Monday night through Wednesday: Partly cloudy.
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I n 1814, the Treaty of Fort Jackson, which ended the Creek
War, was signed in Alabama.
I n 1842, the United States and Canada resolved a border
dispute by signing the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.
I n 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” which
described Thoreau’s experiences while living near Walden
Pond in Massachusetts, was first published.
I n 1902, Edward VII was crowned king of Britain following
the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
I n 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an exec-
utive order nationalizing silver.
I n 1936, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the
Berlin Olympics as the United States took first place in the
400-meter relay.
I n 1944, 258 African-American sailors based at Port
Chicago, California, refused to load a munitions ship fol-
lowing a cargo vessel explosion that killed 320 men, many
of them black. (Fifty of the sailors were convicted of
mutiny, fined and imprisoned.)
I n 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of
Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear
device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.
I n 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were
found brutally slain at Tate’s Los Angeles home; cult leader
Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later con-
victed of the crime.
I n 1982, a federal judge in Washington ordered John W.
Hinckley Jr., who’d been acquitted of shooting President
Ronald Reagan and three others by reason of insanity, com-
mitted to a mental hospital.
I n 1988, President Ronald Reagan nominated Lauro
Cavazos to be secretary of education; Cavazos became the
first Hispanic to serve in the Cabinet.
I n 1995, Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead, died
in Forest Knolls, California, of a heart attack at age 53.
arieties of peaches are classi-
fied in two categories deter-
mined by how firmly the flesh
attaches to the stone or pit.
Clingstone peaches are firmly attached
to the pit. Freestone peaches are easy
to remove from the pit.
The state of Georgia produces the most
peanuts, pecans and peaches in the
The official state song of Georgia is
“Georgia On My Mind,” made famous
by Ray Charles (1930-2004) in 1960.
Professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard
(born 1956), born Ray Charles
Leonard, was named after his mother’s
favorite musician, Ray Charles.
Sugar Ray Leonard gained worldwide
fame when he won the gold medal in
boxing at the 1976 Olympics in
Montreal, Canada. He won his first
professional fight the next year.
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson
(1921-1989) won the welterweight
championship title in 1946 and held it
for five years. In the 1950s he won the
middleweight title five times.
Do you know what boxer the movie
“Raging Bull” (1980) is about? Can
you name the star that portrayed him?
See answer at end.
During the annual running of the bulls
in Pamplona, Spain the bulls run
along a narrow street, with people run-
ning in front of them for half a mile.
They run into a ring where they are
kept for bullfights.
In a professional bull riding competi-
tion a bull rider has to stay on the bull,
holding on with one hand, for at least
eight seconds to earn a score.
Concussions are the most common
injury of professional bull riders. The
most common surgery that bull riders
undergo is for shoulder injuries.
Typical rodeo events are bull riding,
bareback riding, team roping, barrel
racing and steer wrestling.
The word rodeo is Spanish. The word
means to surround or round-up and was
used by Spanish cowboys in reference
to gathering cattle together before a
cattle drive.
The famous shopping area on
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is
only three blocks long.
In the action comedy movie “Beverly
Hills Cop” (1984), Detroit detective
Axel Foley, played by Eddie Murphy
(born 1961), investigates his friend’s
murder and discovers an art gallery in
Beverly Hills is being used as a front
for a drug kingpin.
Eddie Murphy was the voice of the
donkey in the animated movie “Shrek”
(2001) and he did the voice of the drag-
on Mushu in the movie “Mulan”
A male donkey is called a jack. A
female donkey is called a jennet or
Answer: “Raging Bull” is based on
the life and career of boxer Jake
LaMotta (born 1921). Robert DeNiro
(born 1943) played the self-destruc-
tive boxer. The movie was based on
the middleweight champ’s autobio-
graphical book of the same name,
published in 1970.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs in
the weekend and Wednesday editions of the
Daily Journal. Questions? Comments?
Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com or
call 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers Monday)
Answer: When Sinatra gave the young singer advice,
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy is 86. Actress Cynthia
Harris is 80. Tennis Hall of Famer Rod Laver is 76. Jazz musi-
cian Jack DeJohnette is 72. Comedian-director David
Steinberg is 72. Actor Sam Elliott is 70. Singer Barbara
Mason is 67. Former MLB All-Star pitcher Bill Campbell is
66. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player
John Cappelletti is 62. College Football Hall of Famer and
former NFL player Doug Williams is 59. Actress Amanda
Bearse is 56. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 55. Hockey Hall of Famer
Brett Hull is 50. TVhost Hoda Kotb is 50. Actor Pat Petersen
is 48. Actress Gillian Anderson is 46. Actor Eric Bana is 46.
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Disturbance. A man was reported for eat-
ing candy and drinking sodas that he refused
to pay for on the 1600 block of South El
Camino Real before 4:46 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 6.
Burglary. A nanny came home to a house
burglarized on the 200 block of Gramercy
Drive before 2:21 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Vandal i sm. A man in a black sweatshirt
was seen graffiting a wall on the 2000 block
of Kehoe Avenue before 1:58 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Theft. Items were stolen from a locker on
1100 Park Place before 3:49 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 5.
Battery. Awoman’s daughter-in-law threw
a hot bowl of soup at her on 2100
Shoreview Avenue before 1:16 p.m. Tuesday
Aug. 5.
St ol en vehi cl e. A vehicle was reported
stolen on the first block of Mio Corte
before 8:14 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Arre s t. A woman was arrested for driving
under the influence at Chadbourne and
Magnolia avenues before 2:40 a.m. Sunday,
Aug. 3.
Arre s t. Aman was arrested for shoplifting
on the 500 block of El Camino Real before
11:48 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
Police reports
Phone tap
Aresident reported a man drilling into a
telephone pole on Drake Avenue in
Burlingame before 1:46 a.m. Tuesday,
July 29.
By Angela Swartz
Helping young women feel more comfort-
able in their own bodies is the reason why
22-year-old South San Francisco native
Dana Toney is competing in her first beauty
Toney, who went to South San Francisco
High School, will compete Aug. 16 in
Seattle for the first-ever Miss Plus USApag-
eant. Her current title, given in April, is
Miss Golden State Plus USA. Toney, a final-
ist in the competition, was hesitant do be
involved in a pageant, but ultimately decid-
ed to give it a shot after she realized it was-
n’t your typical beauty pageant.
“We were chosen based off of a reference
letter from the community,” she said. “It
wasn’t a bunch of pretty girls parading
around stage in bikinis.”
She found out about the pageant from her
aunt, who tagged her in a Facebook post.
Toney deleted the post at first because she
didn’t want to get involved in the competi-
tion, but ultimately did some research and
decided it was a great fit for her. Since then,
she walked in her first fashion show two
weeks ago in San Francisco.
The competition, for women size 10 and
above, will include an evening gown and fit-
ness wear contests, along with interview
portion. The mission of Miss Plus USA,
broken into a teen section of ages 14-19 and
women ages 20-30, is to provide a platform
and opportunity for the average size woman
through tasteful competition, requiring a
healthy lifestyle, class, eloquence and vol-
unteerism. Toney will be competing in a
pool of about 20 women. Toney is most
nervous to be up on stage.
“It’s my first time on a real big stage,” she
said. “I’ve done public speaking, but not
huge like this.”
Stepping outside of her comfort zone is
worth it though to help others, she said.
“I’m not just doing this for myself, but for
the Bay Area, for all the curvy ladies I know
that we’re going to break the beauty stan-
dards,” said Toney.
It’s also special to Toney that she is part
of the inaugural Miss Plus USApageant.
“I’m a history maker,” said Toney, who is
a pastry chef by trade, but works at First
Bank in San Mateo. “I’m very glad to be
part of the first one.”
A member of the Girls Scouts and Ballet
Folklorico Alma de Mexico of South City
for 15 years, Toney’s platform in the com-
petition is self-esteem and anti-bullying. In
particular, she is focusing on helping
young girls learn to love themselves in the
now, not when they lose 5 pounds.
“I’ve always been a plus size girl and the
biggest girl in my class,” she said. “You
don’t have to be a size 2 to consider yourself
When she was in high school, the bully-
ing started to wear her down and she decided
it was better just to accept herself.
She’s not sure about future pageants
because of the high financial costs of partic-
ipating. There’s also the sheer fact that
there aren’t too many plus size pageants to
enter, she said.
“It’s a great opportunity,” she said.
“There aren’t that many plus size pageants.
I would love to see more plus size pageants.
I’d be there in a heartbeat — that’s why I felt
like I had to do this; there’s not that many. ”
During her six-day trip, there will be
workshops, a fitness boot camp, touring
around Seattle, a photo shoot, a fashion
show and a soiree to fight against human
trafficking before the final event to crown
queens Saturday, Aug. 16 at Neptune Theater.
For more on the pageant, go to miss-
plususa.com. For more on Toney, go to face-
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Plus size opportunity
South City woman participating in the first annual Miss Plus USA
Body found on Mussel Rock Beach
A body was found at a Daly City beach
Friday afternoon, according to a Daly City
police sergeant.
Police were dispatched to Mussel Rock
Beach off of Skyline Boulevard around
12:15 p.m. after a report of a possible body
on the shore, Daly City police Sgt. Harold
Rolfes said.
Arriving officers found a deceased male at
the beach, he said.
The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office
had yet to identify the body as of Friday
Police are investigating the case, accord-
ing to Rolfes.
Local brief
Dana Toney, 22, will participate in Miss Plus
USA Aug. 16 in Seattle.
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Two arrested for theft at private party
A man and woman were arrested Friday in connection
with a theft the male committed while working at a private
party in Belmont earlier in the month,
according to police.
Belmont police detectives arrested
Robert Spiva, 31, and Paige Boswell,
22, both of East Palo Alto, on charges
relating to a theft that occurred at a pri-
vate party earlier in the month, in
Spiva had been hired to work at party
and, after the party, the resident discov-
ered her wallet and checkbook had been
stolen. Subsequent investigation lead
to Spiva and Boswell, after the victim’s
credit card was used at a gas station in
Palo Alto, according to police.
Both suspects were arrested without
incident at their residence and booked
into the San Mateo County Jail in
Redwood City. Spiva was charged with
possession of stolen property, posses-
sion of narcotic paraphernalia and vio-
lation of probation. Boswell was charged with posses-
sion of stolen property, identity theft and violation of
probation, according to police.
Detectives found other possible stolen items in the sus-
pects’ residence and are working to confirm additional
victims, according to police.
Both had pleaded no contest to three felonies in April
2013 for using a stolen credit card to book a room at the
Ritz-Carlton hotel in Half Moon Bay and were later found
in possession of identifying information for dozens of
They took plea deals on counts of possessing stolen
property, identity theft and possession of methampheta-
mine. They were immediately sentenced, Boswell to a
year in jail which was modifiable to residential treatment
and Spiva to 18 months incarceration.
Police looking for man who followed teen
South San Francisco police are on the lookout for a man
alleged to have been following a 16-year-old girl walking
on the 200 block of B Street just after noon Thursday.
At approximately 12:03 p.m., the police department
received a call from the girl stating she was being fol-
lowed by a man in a silver four-door vehicle. He was
described as Hispanic or Asian, and in his 30s, according
to police.
Police said she reported he tried to lure her to his car and
asked if he had a boyfriend. She called from a nearby resi-
dence, according to police.
While police responded, she was walked over to the
Centennial Way foot path by the resident, said she was
OK, then left and walked home, according to police.
Police said they searched the area for both the girl and
suspect but neither could be located.
Anyone with any information about this crime is asked
to call the police at 877-8900 or the anonymous tip line
at 952-2244.
Local briefs
Robert Spiva
Paige Boswell
ALas Vegas big-rig driver accused of
trying to strangle a woman he picked
up in the East Bay after she refused his
advances in San Mateo pleaded no
contest Friday to false imprisonment.
Alfonso Suarez-Prendes, 50,
accepted the plea deal rather than
stand trial for attempted murder. He
was immediately sentenced to 16
months in prison, with credit of 253
days which leaves him serving
about 120 days
Prosecutors set-
tled the case due to
“serious evidentiary
problems” and
“inconsistent state-
ments from the vic-
tim,” District
Attorney Steve
Wagstaffe said.
Suar ez- Pr endes
was accused of wrapping a towing
strap around the neck of an East Bay
hitchhiker who was discovered in San
Mateo on April 4 tied to his driver’s
seat arm after someone heard her
scream from the vehicle. The woman
told police he asked for sex during
their trip and grew angry when she
said no.
Suarez-Prendes previously pleaded
not guilty to attempted murder, kid-
napping and assault with a deadly
He has been in custody without bail.
Big-rig driver takes plea deal to end attempted murder case
LOS ANGELES — Sending heavier
vehicles and, eventually, humans to
Mars requires first testing new tech-
nologies to see if they actually work.
But it’s infeasible to conduct experi-
ments on the red planet, so to mimic
Mars’ low-density atmosphere, NASA
sent a saucer-like test vehicle high
above the Earth.
NASA engineers announced Friday
that the June mission’s main objective
was met: The vehicle, called the Low
Density Supersonic Decelerator, flew
to 190,000 feet at more than four times
the speed of sound and simulated
Martian landing conditions.
“The vehicle did an amazing job of
getting to the right speed and alti-
tude,” said Ian Clark, principal inves-
tigator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion
The experimental flight, which cost
about $150 million and was conducted
from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile
Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, was
intended as a dry run for two more tests
scheduled for next year.
One of the technologies NASAengi-
neers tested is an inflatable, doughnut-
shaped ring around the edge of the
saucer-like vehicle that deploys like a
puffer fish in one-third of a second,
slowing the vehicle. In the test run,
the saucer went from traveling at Mach
4.3 — more than four times the speed
of sound — to a breezy Mach 2, mak-
ing the inflatable device a success,
NASAengineers said.
The second technology is a 100-
foot-wide parachute, which virtually
disintegrated the moment it was
released. In the months ahead, NASA
will try to figure out how to properly
deploy the parachute, Clark said.
“The idea of taking 200 pounds of
Kevlar and nylon and deploying it at
2,500 mph, 200 pounds that inflated
would be the size of a small warehouse,
is certainly a challenging endeavor.
There’s a lot of physics with this prob-
lem that we’re now gaining new
insights into that we’ve never had
before,” Clark said. “And we’re going
to take all of that knowledge, and feed
it toward our flights next year. ”
NASA Mars test called
success despite torn chute
Rendering of the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator.
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Adele Colling Haight
Adele Colling Haight, resident of Millbrae
for 57 years, died in Burlingame Aug. 7,
Wife of the late Has
Haight for 54 years.
Mother of Hank Haight
(his wife Margaret), Jill
Campbell (her husband
Wes) and Peter Haight (his
wife Kristi). Sister of Jim
Colling, Bill O’Beirne
and the late Audrey Winn.
Also survived by her
grandchildren Genevieve, Maddie, Camille,
Joe, Michael, Kelly, Katie, Nick, Dustin;
Ashley, Taylor and Audrey, in addition to her
great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Haleigh,
Caleb and Victoria, along with her nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Raised in Sonora, California, age 83 years.
Aproud CAL Berkeley alumni and sister in
the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.
“She was devoted to her family and friends.
And she shared her love of education, the arts
and shopping with those she loved. She was
a passionate San Francisco Giants fan.”
Friends may visit after noon Friday, Aug.
15 at the Chapel of the Highlands, El
Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive,
Millbrae, with a funeral service beginning at
1 p.m. Interment following at Skylawn
Memorial Park in San Mateo.
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i l l i am Gray, of San Mateo,
and Jul i a Wal ter, s of
Redwood City, graduated from
Carl et on Col l ege in June.
Carol i ne Pi s ani , of La Honda, just
graduated from Uni versi ty Of Portl and
with a degree in biomechanical engineer-
i ng.
San Carlos’ Jordan Plutzer, 18, is a
finalist in the Mi chael Fei nst ei n
Great Ameri can Songbook Hi gh
School Compet i t i on. The finals are
being held at the 1,600-seat Performi ng
Art s
Center i n Carmel, Indiana. There are
12 finalists chosen from regional compe-
titions all over the country.
Golden Gate Harley Owners
Group’s fifth annual Back To Sc hool
Run takes place 8 a.m. Saturday at 333
Corey Way in South San Francisco and
heads to the San Mateo Medi cal
Center at 222 W. 39th Ave. in San
Mateo. The fundraiser was started to help
the less fortunate children of San Mateo
County to get a head start with the
upcoming school year by providing them
with school supplies. The group is
expecting to donate more than 250 back-
For more information go to goldengate-
hog. net.
In San Mateo County, 937 high school
seniors graduated with the St at e Seal of
Bi l i t eracy, demonstrating their high
level of proficiency in speaking, reading
and writing in one or more languages in
addition to English. Students demonstrat-
ed proficiency in such languages as
Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese,
German, Latin and Italian.
Burlingame hosts the third annual com-
munitywide Spi ri t Run taking place on
Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. Proceeds
from the run will benefit Burl i ngame
Communi ty for Education
Foundati on, which raises money for the
Burlingame Elementary Sc hool
Di st ri ct.
The Spirit Run begins at 8 a.m. and fin-
ish lines are positioned at Burl i ngame
Intermedi ate School located at 1715
Quesada Way. 10K participants begin first
and either run or walk the 5K loop twice.
5K participants follow the same route,
but travel half the distance.
For more information go to
Class notes is a column dedicated to school news.
It is compiled by education reporter Angela
Swartz. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200,
ext. 105 or at angela@smdailyjournal.com.
Firefighters recently visited Lomita Park Elementary School in Millbrae to teach a brief lesson
on fire safety, then students got to see their truck and gear.
Weekend • Aug. 9-10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
and Audrey McAvoy
HONOLULU — As the first tropical storm
to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the
islands, some coffee farmers on the Big
Island navigated flooded roads to assess
damage to their crops Friday while residents
and tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu
and surfers took to the waves as wind and
rain let up.
The first storm in a one-two punch bound
for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight
Friday as a weakened tropical storm. Asec-
ond system behind it also weakened and was
on track to pass well north of the islands
early Sunday.
Tropical Storm Iselle knocked out power,
caused flooding and downed trees when it
crossed onto the Big Island in a rural and
sparsely populated region. There have been
no reports of major injuries, Gov. Neil
Abercrombie said Friday.
Those staying in shelters were told to
return home, while crews and some resi-
dents used chain saws to clear trees from
Heavy rains and wind from the storm’s
outer bands hit Maui and Oahu on Friday
morning but eased later in the day as Iselle
swirled farther out to sea.
On Oahu’s south shore, near Honolulu,
the cloudy skies started to give way to
patches of blue as tourists and residents
ventured out to see the surf.
“We’ve never seen the water crash into the
rocks the way they are. It’s just beautiful,”
said Army Sgt. Steven Reyes, who drove to
the coast with his mother after his home on
a central Oahu Army base lost power.
Honolulu’s lifeguard division said about a
dozen surfers were riding waves Friday at a
spot nicknamed “Suicides,” near the popu-
lar Diamond Head crater. Lifeguards on Oahu
planned only to respond to emergency
calls, avoiding regular patrols.
The National Weather Service canceled
the tropical storm warning for the Big
Island, Oahu and Maui on Friday afternoon,
but kept it in effect for Kauai.
Even then, the National Park Service said
it would keep its popular memorial sites at
Pearl Harbor in Oahu closed through
Saturday as staff keeps an eye on Hurricane
The state Department of Health warned
the public to stay out of floodwaters and
storm water runoff across Hawaii because
they are known to attract sharks as they
wash possible dead animals into the ocean.
Back on the Big Island, coffee farmers on
the southeastern side tried to get around fall-
en trees on flooded roads to determine any
crop damage, said Randy Stevens, general
manager of Kau Coffee Mill.
The heavy rain and flooding seen in the
southeastern Kau district was vastly differ-
ent from the relatively drier Kona region on
the Big Island’s western side, where much
more coffee is grown, and the storm had lit-
tle impact.
“We’re all buttoned up, but nothing hap-
pened,” said Bruce Corker, a Kona coffee
Meanwhile, Hurricane Julio, about 750
miles east of the Big Island, was a Category
2 storm and packed maximum sustained
winds of about 105 mph. National Weather
Service officials predict it will continue to
weaken on a path that should take it about
200 miles north of the island chain starting
sometime Sunday morning.
First tropical storm in 22 years hits Hawaii
From left, Hurricane Genevieve, Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio.
By Brett Zongker and Kasey Jones
WASHINGTON — This week’s death of
former White House press secretary James
Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the
head in a 1981 assassination attempt on
President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a
homicide, District of Columbia police said
Federal prosecutors said only that they
are reviewing the ruling. But a law professor
and an attorney for John Hinckley Jr., who
was found not guilty by reason of insanity
in the shooting, said bringing new charges
against the 59-year-old in Brady’s death
seemed unlikely.
“I think it (the medical examiner’s rul-
ing) will mean nothing,” long-time
Hinckley attorney Barry
Levine told the
Associated Press. “No
prosecutors will bring
such a case. The notion
that this could be a suc-
cessful prosecution is
far-fetched. There is no
legal basis to pursue
Brady lived through
hours of delicate surgery and further opera-
tions over the past 33 years, but never
regained normal use of his limbs and was
often in a wheelchair.
An autopsy revealed the cause of death to
be a gunshot wound and its health conse-
quences, and the manner of death was ruled a
homicide, according to a news release
Friday from District police spokeswoman
Gwendolyn Crump. Nancy Bull, district
administrator for the Virginia medical
examiner’s office, which made the ruling,
declined to disclose any more results of the
autopsy and referred inquiries to District
Besides partial paralysis from brain dam-
age, Brady suffered short-term memory
impairment, slurred speech and constant
pain. His family said he died Monday at age
73 at his Virginia home from a series of
health issues.
William Miller, a spokesman for the U.S.
attorney’s office in Washington, said the
office “is reviewing the ruling on the death
of Mr. Brady and has no further comment at
this time.” District police and the FBI are
also reviewing the case.
Tung Yin, a professor of law at Lewis &
Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, said
Friday that it’s rare that the act that could be
considered the cause of a murder occurred so
long ago.
“It seems a little bit unprecedented,” Yi n
said of the Virginia medical examiner’s rul-
ing. He said such cases more likely involve
a person in a coma who dies some time later.
He said bringing such a case could cause
problems for prosecutors, because Hinckley
Jr. was found was found not guilty by reason
of insanity.
“Ajury has already concluded on the same
incident that he (Hinckley Jr.) was not
guilty. Nothing today changes that,” Yi n
said, even if prosecutors say Hinckley is no
longer insane. “That doesn’t change what
he was 33 years ago.”
Reagan aide Jim Brady’s death ruled homicide
James Brady
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Pastor Eric Ackerman
Worship Service 10:00 AM
Sunday School 11:00 AM
Hope Lutheran Preschool
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217 North Grant Street, San Mateo
Sunday Worship Services 8 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Wednesday Worship 7pm
(KFAX 1100 on the AM Dial)
4:30 a.m.at 5:30 PM
Jodo Shinshu Buddhist
(Pure Land Buddhism)
2 So. Claremont St.
San Mateo
(650) 342-2541
Sunday English Service &
Dharma School - 9:30 AM
Reverend Henry Adams
Church of Christ
525 South Bayshore Blvd. SM
Bible School 9:45am
Services 11:00am and
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm
Minister J.S. Oxendine
2600 Ralston Ave., Belmont,
(650) 593-3361
Sunday Schedule: Sunday
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By Maria Cheng
LONDON — The World Health
Organization urged nations world-
wide to donate money and
resources to stop the spread of
Ebola as it declared the outbreak in
West Africa to be an international
public health emergency.
The latest Ebola outbreak is the
largest and longest ever recorded
for the disease, which has a death
rate of about 50 percent and has so
far killed at least 961 people,
according to the U.N. health
agency. It emerged in Guinea in
March and has since spread to
Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
“Countries affected to date sim-
ply do not have the capacity to
manage an outbreak of this size
and complexity on their own,”
WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan told
a news conference Friday in
Geneva. “I urge the international
community to provide this sup-
port on the most urgent basis pos-
She added that the world’s “col-
lective health security” depends
on curbing the spread of the killer
virus in West Africa, even as she
acknowledged that many countries
would probably not have any
Ebola cases.
The Nigerian government
declared containing the Ebola
virus in Africa’s most populous
country a national emergency
Friday, after two Ebola patients
died and the health ministry said
seven other cases were confirmed.
President Goodluck Jonathan
approved spending $11.7 million
to fight the disease and urged
schools to extend a current holi-
day to give experts more time to
assess the Ebola threat.
Since Ebola was first identified
in 1976, there have been more
than 20 outbreaks in central and
eastern Africa; this is the first to
affect West Africa. The virus caus-
es symptoms including fever,
vomiting, muscle pain and bleed-
ing. It is spread by direct contact
with bodily fluids like blood,
sweat, urine, saliva and diarrhea.
The U.N. agency convened an
expert committee this week to
assess the severity of the Ebola
epidemic. WHO declared similar
emergencies for the swine flu pan-
demic in 2009 and for polio in
The impact of WHO’s declara-
tion Friday is unclear; its similar
declaration about polio doesn’t
yet seem to have slowed the spread
of the paralytic virus.
“Statements won’t save lives,”
said Dr. Bart Janssens, director of
operations for the Doctors
Without Borders charity group.
“For weeks, (we) have been repeat-
ing that a massive medical, epi-
demiological and public health
response is desperately needed. ...
Lives are being lost because the
response is too slow. ”
“I don’t know what the advan-
tage is of declaring an internation-
al emergency,” added Dr. David
Heymann, who directed WHO’s
response to the SARS outbreak
and is now a professor at the
London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine. “This could
bring in more foreign aid but we
don’t know that yet.”
U.N.: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency
Health workers in protective gear wheel a stretcher into a hospital with one of two Spaniards who were repatriated
from Liberia, shortly after their arrival in Madrid,Spain.
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON — U.S. workers
were more productive in the
April-June quarter and labor costs
rose slightly, a sharp turnaround
from grim first-quarter figures.
The Labor Department said
Friday that that productivity
increased 2.5 percent at a season-
ally adjusted annual rate, after
plummeting 4.5 percent in the
first quarter. That was the steepest
drop in 31 years, and reflected a
sharp 2.1 percent contraction in
the economy. Economists blamed
most of that shrinkage on tempo-
rary factors, such as harsh weath-
er and a cutback in stockpiling by
Productivity measures output
per hour of work. Greater produc-
tivity increases living standards
because it enables companies to
pay their workers more without
having to increase prices, which
can boost inflation.
Labor costs rose just 0.6 per-
cent, after surging 11.8 percent
in the first quarter. But labor
costs shrank in the second half of
last year and in the past 12
months have increased just 1.9
percent. That is below the long-
run average of 2.8 percent and
suggests that wages and salaries
aren’t rising fast enough to spur
The Federal Reserve keeps
close watch on productivity and
labor costs for any signs that
inflation may be accelerating.
Despite the first quarter
increase, labor cost gains have
been tame throughout most of the
recovery. Wages for most workers
have barely kept up with infla-
tion since the recession ended.
In the past 12 months, produc-
tivity has increased 1.2 percent,
below the long-run average of 2.2
Productivity growth has been
weak in the five years since the
recession ended. That has raised
concerns among some analysts
that the U.S. economy may not
be able to grow as quickly as it
has in the past.
U.S. productivity recovers after steep 1Q fall
Weekend • Aug. 9-10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Rise of parking
costs in Redwood City
I have been working in downtown
Redwood City for over two years and
I am shocked and appalled by the rise
of parking costs. I work for minimum
wage and I was paying on average
$1.25-1.50 to park at the Marshall
Street garage, but today, I had to pay
$6.50. That is far and beyond a rea-
sonable amount for someone to pay
coming to work or visit Redwood
City. With all the construction going
on around downtown Redwood City,
parking was already difficult and lim-
ited and now we are being gouged for
it as well. I will definitely have to
pay closer attention when the next
local election takes place.
Sara Howard
La Honda
Caltrain needs
more bike capacity
Caltrain has done a tremendous job
of transforming itself into the top
bicycle-accessible, commuter rail
system in the nation, but it still has-
n’t done enough to meet the growing
demand. Since 2010, bicycle board-
ings grew a whopping 120 percent,
whereas walk-on boardings increased
less than 50 percent. Bicycle board-
ings would have been even higher, if
they hadn’t been capped by limited
bike capacity.
Paid customers with bicycles are
routinely denied service, but walk-on
customers are all allowed to board.
Yet Caltrain is apparently planning
to add more seating capacity, but not
more bike capacity.
It’s unfair that one type of cus-
tomer gets left behind on the plat-
form while everyone else is served.
This imbalance is especially trou-
bling, because passengers with bicy-
cles don’t use expensive parking
spaces or occupy seats on publicly
subsidized shuttles. Caltrain staff
assures us they are working on solu-
tions for customers with bicycles and
has advised that commute-hour
cyclists may want to adjust their
schedules to ride trains with adequate
bike capacity. Perhaps Caltrain
should issue a tardy pass to employ-
ers: “Sorry I was late. Caltrain told
me to change my work schedule.”
Shirley Johnson, Ph.D.
San Francisco
The letter writer is the leader for
the BIKES ONboard project of the
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Justification for
bikes on electrified
Peninsula corridor trains
I’m a Caltrain commuter who
bikes to and from the Hillsdale and
South San Francisco stations. The
Bay Area will definitely continue to
benefit from reduced congestion and
pollution if Caltrain continues bike
accommodation on electrified trains.
Biking is by far the most conven-
ient and greenest way of getting to
the station for the many of us who
live and/or work more than half a
mile away from a station, as well as
being cheaper in the face of rising
fuel prices.
If I were unable to bring my bike
onboard, I’d have to resort to driv-
ing to work by myself. This would
drastically decrease my quality of
life, as I’d not only waste time driv-
ing, but also wouldn’t benefit from
my current cycling exercise, ability
to catch up on work on the train and
the ease of transporting my 2-year-
old toddler; she loves riding on the
back of my bike but hates being
strapped in the car seat.
Additionally, it would cause gallons
of gas wasted unnecessarily, an
increase in traffic congestion lead-
ing to more accidents, road rage and
overly tired drivers, not to mention
the indirect effect of keeping the
United States at war over oil.
Suzie Scales
San Mateo
Deadly Millbrae streets
In 2006, 17-year-old Emily Liou
was struck by a Toyota while cross-
ing El Camino Real in a crosswalk
near Ludeman Lane. She suffered
severe brain trauma and is in a coma
to this day.
In 2012, Millbrae resident Jean
Escobar and her 13-year-old son,
Ruben, were hit by a driver on the
morning of Oct. 13 while crossing
El Camino Real at the crosswalk at
Santa Helena Avenue. The car
slammed into Jean Escobar’s leg and
lifted her son onto the hood, injur-
ing his arm. Amonth later, a 17-
year-old girl was walking at the
same crosswalk when a car hit her.
She sustained major injuries, accord-
ing to the San Mateo County sheriff.
Kara McGee and Justin McGee were
also hit in the same year on El
Camino Real.
This year, an incident claimed the
life of Sinil Park, 81, of San
Francisco. He was crossing El
Camino Real at Millwood Drive that
evening and was struck and killed by
a black Nissan SUV heading north.
Though the incident did not occur
in Millbrae, nearby local San Bruno
resident Bernabe Lacatwan also
recently passed after being struck by
a car on El Camino.
Frankly, how many people have to
die in the Millbrae streets before
something is done?
Theo Varelas
San Bruno
Arming Israel
Gladwyn d’Souza’s Aug. 2 Daily
Journal letter “Stop Arming Israel,”
said we should stop supplying
weaponry to Israel. It’s a good idea.
This would save countless
Palestinian lives. After all, they
never did anything wrong, except
elect Hamas to run their govern-
Of course, the next problem would
be the saving of countless Israeli
lives. As you know, the Palestinians
want only one thing.
But another possibile solution
would be to ask the Palestinians to
surrender their 10,000 rockets to
Israel or the U.N. I mean, the
Palestinians are reasonable people,
The bottom line here is that the
Israelis are peaceful when the
Palestinians stop terrorizing them.
Ed Hughot
Menlo Park
A Republican idol
Not long ago, Russian President
Vladimir Putin was hailed by Fox
News pundits and several more or
less prominent Republicans like for-
mer New York mayor Rudy Giuliani,
as a true leader, one who doesn’t
hesitate, one who dares to make a
decision and who executes without
hesitation — in stark contrast to
President Obama, who was criticized
as someone who has to think about
everything before he acts, weigh
consequences, talk to others and
evaluate options.
Putin has now demonstrated that
he is a leader of Republican ilk —
more like George W. Bush.
Jorg Aadahl
San Mateo
Letters to the editor
Issues with immigrant
investor program EB-5
By Doug Radtke
n rapidly growing numbers, the immigrant investor
program, or as it is more commonly referred to as “EB-
5” visa is being used to secure green cards for perma-
nent residence in the United States.
Essentially, in return for an investment of either
$500,000 or $1 million — an individual and his family are
granted permanent residence in the United States.
Up until the end of last year, the United
States Citizenship and Immigration
Services never came close to the 10,000
EB-5 visa limits. In fiscal year 2013,
8,564 EB-5 visas were issued. During fis-
cal year 2012, 7,641 visas were issued.
The majority of the applicants of EB-5
visas were issued to Chinese nationals
during these surges in activity. China
accounts for more than 80 percent of all
EB-5 investors overall.
Just to put things in perspective: During fiscal year 2003
— only a total of 65 EB-5 visas were issued.
EB-5 is a government sponsored “quid pro quo” method of
buying your way into citizenship. On the surface, the pro-
gram appears like a win-win for both America’s unemployed
and rich foreigners.
The program, however, has demonstrated a lack of long-
term jobs creation and is plagued with corruption and scan-
dals. The EB-5 program was run so poorly in the 1990s that
it was effectively shut down from 1998 to 2003. Canada has
entirely halted their similar foreign investment visa pro-
gram entirely since February this year.
An example that should hit close to home is the case of
Jianwei Lei and two other wealthy Chinese businessmen
who all wired $1 million each to a California firm that had
promised to build a fine Chinese restaurant in San Bruno.
The developer faked a heart attack in a karaoke bar and his
associate concocted a story about his death, according to a
Los Angeles Times article dated April 23, 2013, by Don Lee
and Frank Shyong.
Take also the bizarre case of the El Monte regional “transit
village” which had its designation as an EB-5 project
revoked due to fraud, embezzling and a series of other bizarre
circumstances resulting from this program. The organization
barred from EB-5 visa application is still trying to acquire
funds in mainland China and actively use the El Monte city
seal in its documents and marketing materials, according to a
Bloomberg article dated May 23, 2012, by Dune Lawrence.
There is little actual regulation of how promoters market
visas to would-be immigrants and investors. In many cases,
developers have misrepresented their projects and misspent
funds collected.
I have written before about San Mateo County mayors’
junket to China sponsored by “nonprofit” China Silicon
Valley Opportunities, which I believe is part of this larger
issue of pandering to rich foreign investors.
Mayor Wayne Lee, in my hometown of Millbrae, has been
actively lobbying for the establishment of a “trade center”
with China. This “trade center” idea may actually end up being
a USCIS approved regional EB-5 visa investment center.
Frankly, the individuals who stand to benefit the most
from actively courting investors abroad are first and fore-
most the local politicians who control the primary approval
barriers of entry for real estate projects.
We’ve seen firsthand the Millbrae Planning Commission
approve Tai Wu restaurant despite having a full disclosure of
the project’s parking shortcomings since 2011. Where are
the checks and balances?
We have all seen a large increase in home and rent prices
in San Mateo County skyrocket in part because of the tech-
nology industry and a significant portion due to speculative
foreign real estate investment encouraged by programs such
as EB-5. Our economy in San Mateo County is completely
artificial, a plutocracy of the technology class and rich for-
eign investors. Where do the locals who grew up here fit in
to the equation?
My own mother came to this country on refugee status
from China without a dime in her pocket to escape Maoism.
She attended the University of California at Berkeley and
San Francisco State University while working. She later
became an accounting controller and accomplished the
“American dream” — by being granted an opportunity by
working hard.
In modern America, people like my mother would never be
given a visa to come here because she didn’t have the requi-
site half a million dollars and necessary “connections.”
Doug Radtke is a CPA candidate and November 2013 candidate
for Millbrae City Council. He works in public accounting for
one of the Big 4 CPA firms. Performing audits and assurance
services for municipal and special district entities within the
greater Bay Area started his active interest in local govern-
ment. He can be contacted by email at me@dougradtke.com or
phone (408) 868-8541.
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Dow 16,553.93 +185.66 10-Yr Bond 2.42 -0.01
Nasdaq 4,370.90 +35.93 Oil (per barrel) 97.59
S&P 500 1,931.59 +22.02 Gold 1,311.80
By Bernard Condon
NEWYORK — Fear is creeping into
stock and bonds markets around the
world against a backdrop of escalating
global turmoil.
Prices in Europe and Asia slumped
Friday on news of U.S. fighter jets
dropping bombs in Iraq, the end of a
three-day cease-fire in Gaza and esca-
lating tensions in Ukraine. The drops
capped broad losses for the week,
including a 5 percent drop in Japan’s
major stock index and declines in
In recent days, money has been flow-
ing from around the world into U.S.
Treasurys, the perennial safe haven for
spooked investors.
The question facing investors now,
according to Wells Capital’s chief
strategist, Jim Paulsen: “Are geopolit-
ical risks really going to have an eco-
nomic impact?”
Until recently most investors appar-
ently didn’t think so. Before late July,
prices in major indexes had been ris-
ing in the face of widening conflicts
around the world. Some experts warned
that markets had grown dangerously
But then the West imposed increas-
ingly crushing sanctions on Russia for
supporting rebels in Ukraine, Israel’s
bloody war in Gaza dragged on and
Sunni extremists made advances in
northern Iraq.
Prices have been falling generally in
the past month, even in the resilient
U.S. stock market. On Friday,
investors appeared to be snapping up
share prices that had been beaten down
in recent days. The Dow Jones indus-
trial average was up 134 points, or 0.8
percent, to 16,502 as of 3:07 p.m.
Eastern time. Having drifted down in
recent weeks, the blue chip index is
still off nearly 4 percent from a record
high on July 16.
As investors have sought safety,
U.S. government bond prices have
risen and yields, which move in the
opposite direction, have plummeted.
The yield on German government
notes maturing in 10 years hit its low-
est level ever Friday. Notes of the same
maturity sold by the U.S. and the
United Kingdom are yielding the least
in about a year.
Another sign of fear, the VIX, a
gauge of expectation of future U.S.
stock volatility, has climbed nearly 50
percent since early July.
In the U.S. on Friday, the Standard &
Poor’s 500 index rose 17 points, or
0.9 percent, to 1,926. The Nasdaq
composite rose 31 points, or 0.7 per-
cent, to 4,365.
In Europe, Germany’s DAX fell 0.3
percent while the FTSE 100 index of
British shares dropped 0.5 percent.
Both indexes are down about 2 percent
for the week, capping three weeks of
Global turmoil weighs on stocks but U.S. up
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the
New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Gap Inc., up $2.37 to $42.57
The clothing retailer reported a 3 percent boost in second-quarter
sales and forecast quarterly profit above Wall Street expectations.
Post Holdings Inc., down $7.08 to $37.43
The breakfast cereal maker reported a third-quarter loss on
expenses and said it will buy American Blanching Co. for $128
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., up $2.28 to $32.63
The film and television production company reported a jump
in quarterly profit on lower expenses, topping Wall Street
CBS Corp., up $2.33 to $59.23
The media company reported a drop in quarterly profit and
revenue,but the financial results still beat Wall Street expectations.
Nvidia Corp., up $1.54 to $19
The visual technology computer chip maker reported a boost in
quarterly profit and revenue, beating Wall Street expectations.
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp., up $6.43 to $20.70
U.S.health authorities eased safety restrictions on the company’s
experimental drug to treat Ebola.
MercadoLibre Inc., up $13.41 to $105.85
The e-commerce technology company reported a boost in
revenue and its quarterly financial results beat Wall Street
Volcano Corp., down $3.22 to $12.56
The medical technology company plans to divest its Axsun
Technologies unit and it will settle a lawsuit with St.Jude Medical.
Big movers
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
GM issues six more recalls
covering 312,000 vehicles
By Elliot Spagat
SAN DIEGO — California con-
sumers rank among the nation’s
biggest spenders on housing and the
lowest spenders on energy, according
to new government data.
Per-capita spending on housing and
utilities totaled $8,650 in 2012,
which is sixth-highest in the country
and well above the national average of
$6,415. California was surpassed
only by the District of Columbia at
$11,985, Hawaii at $10,002,
Connecticut at $9,524, Maryland at
$9,000 and New Jersey at $8,861.
That’s no surprise in a state with
many of the most expensive housing
markets. California occupied four of
the top five slots in a National
Association of Realtors survey of sin-
gle-family home sale prices in the first
three months of this year, led by San
Jose and San Francisco, and followed
by Anaheim-Santa Ana and San Diego.
On the flip side, a state known for
its freeway culture ranked fourth-to-
last in spending on gasoline and other
energy goods in 2012. Per-capita
spending was $1,039 in 2012, ahead
of Florida at $1,020, New York at
$919 and Hawaii at $882. The nation-
al average was $1,328.
The warm climate that draws many
to California drives up housing prices
but also keeps a lid other pocketbook
items, said Jerry Nickelsburg, eco-
nomics professor at the UCLA
Anderson School of Management.
“You spend more on housing but
less on clothing, heating and even
less on air conditioning,”
Nickelsburg said. “There are a few
things that help balance the equa-
The figures emerged from an annual
report the U.S. Commerce Department
released Thursday. For the first time, it
reveals consumer spending on a state-
by-state basis from 1997 through
The numbers point to substantial
shifts in the economy since the Great
Recession ended. The recession,
which began in December 2007, offi-
cially ended in June 2009.
California spends big on housing, little on energy
Judge rejects $324.5M
settlement of tech wage case
SAN FRANCISCO — Afederal judge rejected as too low
a $324.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit
alleging Google and Apple conspired with several other
technology companies to block their top workers from
getting better job offers.
The Friday ruling by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh con-
cludes the more than 60,000 high-tech workers represent-
ed in the 3-year-old lawsuit deserve to be paid more money,
based on the evidence indicating their earning power was
undermined by the collusion among their employers.
Koh estimated that the workers should receive at least
$380 million. Attorneys representing the workers origi-
nally were seeking $3 billion damages before settling for
about 10 percent of that amount in a deal reached in April.
If $3 billion in damages had been awarded in a trial, it could
have been tripled to $9 billion under U.S. antitrust law.
The settlement would have been paid by Apple, Google
Inc., Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. The suit alleged
they and three other companies — Intuit Inc., Pixar
Animation and Lucasfilm — secretly agreed not to recruit
each other’s workers during various junctures from 2005
through 2009.
Koh’s ruling prolongs a case that paints a sordid picture
of the late Steve Jobs and other prominent Silicon Valley
Apple, Google and Intel declined to comment on Koh’s
ruling. Adobe didn’t immediately respond to requests for
Argentina lawsuit against
U.S. in world court unlikely
WASHINGTON — An attempt by Argentina to sue the
U.S. in the world court appears unlikely to get off the
Argentina had sought to bring the case to the
International Court of Justice in the Hague after a series of
rulings in U.S. courts forced the South American country
into a default on its sovereign debt.
The U.S. would have to agree to grant the international
court jurisdiction for the case to proceed. A State
Department spokeswoman signaled Friday that the U.S.
would not do so.
The spokeswoman said the world court is “not an appro-
priate venue” for the matter and that Argentina should
negotiate with its creditors. The spokeswoman asked to
not be identified in line with department policy.
Adispute with U.S. based creditors triggered the July 30
Business briefs
DETROIT — General Motors is issu-
ing six more recalls totaling more
than 312,000 vehicles as the compa-
ny cleans up past safety issues.
The recalls in North America pushed
GM’s total for the year to 66, covering
just over 29 million cars and trucks.
That beats the company’s old full-year
record and has pushed this total num-
ber for the industry this year to more
than 40 million, also an annual
The largest of Friday’s recalls covers
215,243 Saturn Vue SUVs from the
2002 through 2004 model years. GM
says keys can be removed when igni-
tions are not in the “off” position. The
problem is linked to two crashes and
one injury.
GM is conducting a companywide
safety review following a bungled
recall of 2.6 million small cars with
faulty ignition switches. GM has
admitted knowing about the defective
switches for at least a decade, yet it
didn’t recall the cars until February.
In the recalls announced Friday, GM
has told dealers to stop selling some
of the vehicles until repairs are made.
Including the Vue recall, GM has
called back more than 17.5 million
vehicles for ignition switch prob-
lems. In many cases the switches can
be knocked from the “run” position to
“accessory,” shutting off the engine
and disabling the power steering,
power brakes and air bags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, the U.S. govern-
ment’s road safety agency, is investi-
gating ignition switches across the
auto industry to make sure they can’t
be inadvertently moved from the run
Dealers will inspect the Vue igni-
tions and replace the cylinder if needed
at no cost to customers.
• 72,826 Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Trax in Canada and
Buick Encore cars and SUVs from the 2013 model year.
In some of the vehicles,the front lap belts may not lock
properly, allowing people to move in a crash. Dealers
will replace the belt pretensioners.GM doesn’t know of
any crashes, but it has told dealers not to sell the
vehicles until repairs are done.
• 15,386 Chevrolet Impalas from 2014 and 2015. On
some LT and LTZ models, the front console storage
door may not latch properly in a rear crash.Dealers will
replace the latch. The company knows of no crashes
or injuries,but it’s orderingdealers toholdthecars until
repairs can be made.
• 3,624 Cadillac ATS sedans from 2013 and 2014 to fix
a problem with front lighting. These cars were all
exported from the U.S.
• 3,110 Chevrolet Spark minicars from 2014. Lower
control arm bolts in the suspensions may not be
tightened to specifications. Owners have been told to
havetheir carstransportedtodealershipsfor inspection
and tightening. No crashes reported.
• 2,091 Chevrolet Aveo subcompacts from 2009 and
2010, 2009 Pontiac G3 subcompacts and the 2007
Chevrolet Optra in Canada. A brake fluid issue could
lead to longer brake pedal travel and reduced brake
performance. GM knows of no crashes or injuries.
Other recalls announced Friday
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beats San Francisco 4-2
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Pacifica American’s Jordan Salgado slides home with the lone run of the game on a second-inning RBI single by Spencer Karalius. Pacifica’s
1-0 win is the first such score in West Regional play since 2007.
JUNEAU, Alaska — Police have ended a
criminal investigation into a hazing ritual
involving Juneau high school athletes and a
wooden paddle that might have crossed the
line into assault after no witnesses were
willing to come forward.
“We know who was there, we know who
did the paddling, we know who got paddled,”
Police Chief Bryce Johnson told the Juneau
Empire. “We’re pretty comfortable we know
the majority of what happened, but we don’t
have any of the people who got paddled will-
ing to be a victim and step forward and say,
‘I’m willing to testify.”’
Parents have complained their high
school-age children who are athletes were
kidnapped and beaten with paddles on May
Johnson said the investigation showed
the culprits came from all three high schools
in Juneau, not just one as some parents pre-
viously believed.
He said possibly the most troubling part
of the investigation was that this hazing has
been going on for at least a decade, maybe
“There’s a lengthy culture and tradition of
this genre of activity going on,” he said.
“You have a cycle (where) the kids that were
paddled four years ago are the ones doing it
four years later. ”
Johnson said he believes this crosses the
line into bullying and criminal behavior and
must stop. He said their investigation was
forwarded to the city attorney’s office, which
will send it to the school district. School
officials could impose sanctions it deems
“If we had a witness that would come for-
ward and say, ‘This happened to me at this
time and I would like to press charges,’ then
we think we could put together a case and do
that, but we don’t have that,” he said.
He said witnesses weren’t willing to come
forward for a number of reasons, including
fear of retaliation, being ostracized by their
teammates and not wishing to rat out
Another reason may be that the athletes
feel this is their rite of passage.
“Victims make decisions for their individ-
ual lives, and we gave them the opportunity
to come forward, and at the end of the day,
it’s their choice whether they want to or
not,” he said. “I can understand their reasons
for not doing it and we’ll respect them.”
No charges in hazing case,
no witnesses come forward
Pac Am into West final
By Dave Campbell
MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Cassel was sharp
from the start, giving Teddy Bridgewater a
model touchdown drive to watch.
That’s the early snapshot of Minnesota’s
starting quarterback competition.
Cassel led a couple of crisp scoring
marches, and the Vikings broke in their tem-
porary new home stadium for the next two
years by beating the Oakland Raiders 10-6
in the exhibition opener on Friday night.
Bridgewater relieved Cassel at quarterback
after two series, and the rookie’s first name
was rhythmically chanted during his first
two snaps by a crowd eager to see the first-
round draft pick in action. Playing into the
third quarter, Bridgewater’s debut was mixed
at best: 6 for 13 for 49 yards, two sacks and
one fumble the Vikings recovered.
Matt Schaub’s first time in silver and
black wasn’t exactly smooth, either. The
latest attempt by the Raiders to stop the
quarterback carousel from spinning, Schaub
finished 3 for 7 for 21 yards.
Schaub played three series, all three-and-
Derek Carr, the second-round draft pick
from Fresno State, took over in the second
quarter and was only slightly more produc-
tive with and against the backups. Carr went
10 for 16 for 74 yards, but his high throw on
the run to Jamize Olawale slipped through
the fullback’s hands and was intercepted by
Kurt Coleman.
Darren McFadden had a 23-yard run, the
only highlight by a Raiders starter. Third-
string quarterback Matt McGloin had a late
10-yard touchdown scramble.
The acquisition of Schaub from Houston
has more
work to do
By Paul Newberry
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On a soggy day at
Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a
familiar position — at the top of the leader-
board in the PGAChampionship.
For Tiger Woods, this
also is becoming the
Another major disap-
pointment. He’s heading
home for the weekend.
McIlroy, the over-
whelming favorite from
Northern Ireland, started
on the back nine after a
50-minute rain delay
Friday, made a couple of
early birdies, then claimed the outright lead
for the first time when he rolled in a 30-foot
eagle putt at the 18th hole.
McIlroy picked up two more birdies in his
final three holes for a 4-under 67, good
enough for a one-shot lead over Jason Day
and Jim Furyk. Day turned in the best round
of the day with a 65, and Furyk had a 68.
Rickie Fowler and Ryan Palmer were two
shots back, with Fowler surging into con-
tention again at a major by shooting 66. He
is already the first player since Woods in
2005 to finish in the top five of the first
three majors of the year.
And don’t forget Phil Mickelson, who
rolled in an 8-footer for eagle at the final
hole for a 67. Lefty was just three shots
Woods, meanwhile, struggled to his sec-
ond straight 74 and failed to make the cut at
a major for only the fourth time in his pro-
fessional career.
“That was tough,” Woods said. “I hit a lot
of shots out there. Seventy-four of ‘em. It
was a long day. ”
Palmer was tied for the lead after the open-
ing round with Lee Westwood and Kevin
Chappell. Palmer turned in the best follow-
up from that group, shooting 70 to stay
firmly in the mix. Westwood faded a bit with
a 73 and was four shots back. Chappell
struggled to a 74 and dropped six strokes off
the pace.
McIlroy leads PGA,
Woods misses the cut
See PGA, Page 14
Tiger Woods
Vikings 10, Raiders 6
No. 4 Pacifica holds top-seeded Hawaii to just two hits in 1-0 win
See RAIDERS, Page 14
By Terry Bernal
SAN BERNARDINO — For the second
consecutive year, District 52 will have a
team in the West Regional championship
Pacifica American rode a masterful pitch-
ing gem from right-hander Elijah Ricks to a
1-0 win over Hawaii state champion
Honolulu in Friday’s West Regional semifi-
nal at Al Houghton Stadium in San
Ricks went the distance, setting down the
first 12 batters he faced. He went on to strike
out eight against no walks and even showed
a flair for the dramatic. With the opposi-
tion’s best chance coming in their final at-
bat, Ricks escaped a two-out jam with run-
ners at second and third by inducing a soft
comebacker off the bat of Honolulu No. 3
hitter Dante Park to end it.
Pacifica manager Steve Falk said it was
one of the best games he’s ever seen the 12-
year-old pitch.
“It’s up there pretty high.” Falk said.
“I’ve seen him throw like this a couple
times against a regular Little League team.
But against a quality team like Hawaii, it’s
one I’ll remember for awhile.”
With the win, Pacifica advances to
Saturday’s championship game against
Nevada champ Mountain Ridge to determine
thoroughfare to the Little League World
Series. The two met earlier in the tourna-
ment, with Mountain Ridge triumphing 13-
2 on Aug. 5 during pool play. With a 5-1 win
over Southern California in Friday’s other
semifinal game, Mountain Ridge is current-
ly the only undefeated team left in regional
However, it was just one year ago when
Belmont-Redwood Shores took an undefeat-
ed tourney record into the championship
game, only to fall 9-0 to Southern
California champ Eastlake.
With his team entering into Friday’s game
See PACIFICA, Page 16
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BRISTOL, Conn. — Two girls on teams competing to
make it to the Little League World Series won’t be facing
each other in the Mid-Atlantic regional championship after
On Friday, Mo’Ne Davis’ Taney Youth Baseball
Association team from Philadelphia defeated the Colonie,
New York, team 6-5 to advance to Sunday’s finals. Thirteen-
year-old Mo’Ne did some key base-running in the fifth-
inning, when Taney took the lead for good. She reached
base on an error, went to third on a single and scored on a
two-run single.
But 12-year-old Kayla Roncin’s Toms River, New Jersey,
team lost 4-3 to the Newark, Delaware, team. Kayla, who
plays first base, came to bat in the bottom of the sixth
inning for Toms River with two outs, two runners on base
and her team down by a run. She fell behind in the count
then hit a ground ball to second base for a tag play to end
the game.
Sunday’s winner will advance to the World Series starting
Aug. 14 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Girls playing in Little league isn’t new. But only 16 girls
have played in the Little League World Series in the past 67
years, Little League spokesman Brian McClintock said.
Mo’ne had said earlier this week it would have been fun to
compete against another girl.
The Taney manager, Alex Rice, calls Mo’ne his big-game
“She’s one of the core team leaders,” he said this week.
“She’s unflappable.”
Girls come
up short of
World Series
By Tim Dahlberg
College football and basketball players could be in line
for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave
school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the
way the NCAAdoes business.
A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can’t stop players
from selling the rights to their names, images and like-
nesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit
them from getting anything other than scholarships and
the cost of attendance at schools.
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in
Oakland, California, ruled in favor of
former UCLA basketball star Ed
O’Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit
that challenged the NCAA’s regulation
of college athletics on antitrust
grounds. The injunction she issued
allows players at big schools to have
money generated by television con-
tracts put into a trust fund to pay them
when they leave.
In a partial victory for the NCAA,
though, Wilken said the body that governs college athlet-
ics could set a cap on the money paid to athletes, as long
as it allows at least $5,000 per athlete per year of compe-
tition. Individual schools could offer less money, she
said, but only if they don’t unlawfully conspire among
themselves to set those amounts.
That means FBS football players and Division I basket-
ball players who are on rosters for four years could poten-
tially get around $20,000 when they leave school. Wilken
said she set the $5,000 annual threshold to balance the
NCAA’s fears about huge payments to players.
“The NCAA’s witnesses stated that their concerns about
student-athlete compensation would be minimized or
negated if compensation was capped at a few thousand dol-
lars per year,” Wilken wrote.
The NCAA said it disagreed with the decision, but was
still reviewing it.
But Sonny Vaccaro, the former athletic shoe representa-
tive who recruited O’Bannon to launch the suit, said it was
a huge win for college athletes yet to come.
“The kids who are going to benefit from this are kids
who don’t even know what we did today,” Vaccaro said. “It
may only be $5,000 but it’s $5,000 more than they get
now. ”
The ruling comes after a five-year battle by O’Bannon
and others on behalf of college athletes to receive a share
of the billions of dollars generated by college athletics by
huge television contracts. O’Bannon, who was MVP of
the 1995 UCLA national championship basketball team,
said he signed on as lead plaintiff after seeing his image in
a video game authorized by the NCAAthat he was not paid
Any payments to athletes would not be immediate. The
ruling said regulations on pay will not take effect until the
start of the next FBS football and Division I basketball
recruiting cycle. Wilken said they will not affect any
prospective recruits before July 1, 2016. The NCAAcould
also appeal, and has said previously that it would take the
issue all the way to the Supreme Court.
Former athletes will not be paid, because they gave up
their right to damages in a pre-trial move so the case
would be heard by a judge, not a jury.
As part of her ruling, Wilken rejected both the NCAA’s
definition of amateurism and its justification for not pay-
ing players. But she did not prohibit the NCAA from
enforcing all of its other rules and regulations and said
that some restrictions on paying players may still serve a
limited purpose if they are necessary to maintain the pop-
ularity of major college football and basketball.
“The big picture is the NCAAlost the definition of ama-
teurism it has been pushing for years,” said Michael
Carrier, a Rutgers law professor and antitrust expert.
Wilken was not asked to rule on the fairness of a system
that pays almost everyone but the athletes themselves.
Instead, the case was centered on federal antitrust law and
whether the prohibition against paying players promotes
the game of college football and does not restrain compe-
tition in the marketplace.
During a three-week trial in June, attorneys for the
NCAA said moving away from the concept of amateurism
where players participated for the love of the game would
drive spectators away from college sports and would upset
the competitive balance among schools and conferences.
Several players testified during the trial that they viewed
playing sports as their main occupation in college, say-
ing the many hours they had to devote to the sport made it
difficult — if not impossible — to function like regular
“I was an athlete masquerading as a student,” O’Bannon
said at trial. “I was there strictly to play basketball. I did
basically the minimum to make sure I kept my eligibility
academically so I could continue to play.”
Witnesses called by the NCAA spoke of the education
provided to athletes as payment for their services and said
the college model has functioned well for more than a cen-
tury. They contended that paying players would make col-
lege sports less popular and could force schools to cut
other programs funded by the hundreds of millions of dol-
lars taken in by big-time athletics.
The lawsuit was part of a tide of pressure on the NCAAt o
change the amateur model. Football players at
Northwestern University have pushed to be allowed to
unionize, and other lawsuits have claimed that athletes
have a right to better compensation. This week, the
NCAA’s board voted to allow the five wealthiest confer-
ences in the country to set their own rules, paving the way
for the 65 schools in those conferences to potentially
offer richer scholarships and health benefits to players.
Carrier said the outcome might not be scary at all
because the money may not be huge and will be paid only
after a player’s career is over.
“We’ll soon see that this isn’t the end of the world as we
know it,” Carrier said.
“The irony of this is that a lot of the other changes in
college sports going on were made because of this
impending ruling.”
Judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon case
Ed O’Bannon
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By Alan Eskew
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler is hot at
the plate and Kansas City Royals are even hot-
Butler homered and drove in three runs and
right fielder Nori Aoki threw out two runners in
the same inning as the Royals beat the San
Francisco Giants 4-2 Friday night for their fifth
straight victory.
The Royals, who have not been in the play-
offs since winning the 1985 World Series, hold
a half game lead for the second AL wild card.
They have won 13 of 16.
Butler, who is hitting .423 in the past seven
games, homered with two out in the first off
Madison Bumgarner (13-9). In the past 13
games, Butler has four home runs and 11 RBIs.
“Those are feeling really good,” Butler said.
“Bumgarner is one of the best pitchers in the
National League and in baseball in general. I
just caught one out front. He battled all night,
throwing a complete game. We capitalized on a
few mistakes and got some runs across.”
Said Bumgarner of Butler’s homer, “It just
caught a bit too much of the middle of the plate.
He’s a good hitter.”
Butler singled home the go-ahead run in the
two-run sixth, which was aided by throwing
errors on Giants infielders Michael Morse and
Matt Duffy. Alex Gordon had an RBI single.
“Morse had more time than he thought,”
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “You’d just
like to get one out there. Duffy knew he came of
the bag and was trying to get the out (at first).”
The Giants scored twice in the third on
Joaquin Arias’ double and Matt Duffy’s single.
Aoki prevented a bigger inning, throwing out
Hunter Pence at third and Arias at home.
“You might get two in a game, but never two
in an inning,” Aoki said through a translator.
The Giants out hit the Royals 12-7, but self-
destructed with three errors and base running
Bumgarner went the distance, allowing four
runs on seven hits, while walking none and
striking out five. His road scoreless streak was
snapped at 17 innings.
Jason Frasor (3-1), the second of five Royals
pitchers, threw a spotless sixth, striking out
two. Greg Holland pitched a flawless ninth for
his American League-leading 33rd save in 35
opportunities. It was Holland’s 100th career
Training room
Giants: First baseman Brandon Belt was
placed on the concussion list for the second
time within a month. Belt missed 12 games
after a July 19 concussion before being acti-
vated Aug. 2, but left the game Wednesday
with a headache.
Giants fall short in Kansas City
Royals 4, Giants 2
Giants ab r h bi Royals ab r h bi
Pagan cf 5 0 1 0 Aoki rf 2 0 0 0
Pence rf 4 0 1 0 JDyson cf 1 0 0 0
Posey c 4 0 1 0 Infante 2b 4 2 2 0
Sandovl dh 4 1 2 0 S.Perez c 4 1 0 0
Morse 1b 4 1 2 0 BButler 1b 3 1 2 3
Ishikaw pr-1b0 0 0 0 AGordn lf 3 0 1 1
Arias 3b 3 0 2 1 L.Cain cf-rf 3 0 0 0
Panik ph-2b1 0 0 0 Kratz dh 3 0 1 0
MDuffy 2b-3b4 0 2 1 Mostks 3b 3 0 1 0
J.Perez lf 3 0 1 0 AEscor ss 3 0 0 0
GBlanc ph 1 0 0 0
BCrwfr ss 4 0 0 0
Totals 37 212 2 Totals 29 4 7 4
SanFrancisco 002 000 000 — 2
Kansas City 200 002 00x — 4
DP—San Francisco 2,Kansas City 1.LOB—San Fran-
cisco 8, Kansas City 2. 2B—Arias 2 (4), Infante (15).
HR—B.Butler (7). CS—A.Gordon (3).
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO
Bumgarner L,13-9 8 7 4 3 0 5
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO
J.Vargas 5 9 2 2 0 5
Frasor W,3-1 1 0 0 0 0 2
K.Herrera H,12 1 1 0 0 0 1
W.Davis H,23 1 2 0 0 0 1
G.Holland S,33-351 0 0 0 0 2
HBP—by Bumgarner (Aoki).
Umpires—Home, Kerwin Danley; First, Mark Ripperger;
Second, Lance Barksdale;Third, Gary Cederstrom.
T—2:59. A—28,307 (37,903).
By Beth Harris
IRVINE — Tom Shields upset three-time
Olympic champion Michael Phelps by a
hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter
butterfly at the U.S. national champi-
onships Friday night.
Shields touched in 51.29 seconds, tying
for the second-fastest time in the world this
year. Phelps was second in 51.30, losing for
the second time in two events in the biggest
meet since he launched a comeback in April.
“It was pretty terrible,” said Bob Bowman,
Phelps’ coach.
Four of the seven quickest times in the
world were recorded in the morning prelimi-
naries, led by Phelps’ 51.17. But he couldn’t
keep it together in the final against Shields,
who won the 200 fly earlier in the meet.
“I knew I could make it a race, so I decided
to go with confidence,” said Shields, who
was cheered on by family and friends from
his hometown of Huntington Beach.
Phelps is still likely to earn a spot on the
U.S. team for the Pan Pacific
Championships this month, but he could
have guaranteed himself a trip to Australia
with a win in the event that he calls “my
baby. ”
Tim Phillips was third in 51.54. Ryan
Lochte finished fifth in 52.21.
Phillips led after one lap, when Phelps
was seventh. Known as a devastating closer,
Phelps roared down the stretch, battling
Shields every inch of the way.
“I knew in the last 15 (meters) it was
going to be close,” Shields said. “I took one
look. Phelps swims with these ridiculously
high elbows.”
Shields out-touches Phelps in 100 fly
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Woods was 109th place after Thursday, his only realistic goal
to make the cut.
He wasn’t even close.
Woods lipped out a 3-foot birdie attempt at the third, missing
a chance to gain some momentum. He followed with a bogey at
No. 4, after driving into a fairway bunker, and took a double
bogey at the sixth when he drove far left of the fairway and
three-putted from 18 feet. Still reeling from that debacle, he
yanked his tee shot at the par-5 seventh into a muddy bog, could
only pitch up to the fairway, pulled the next shot behind the
green, failed to reach the short grass with his chip, and made
another bogey.
The back nine was better — a couple of birdies, one bogey —
but it didn’t matter at that point.
Wood was all done at this PGA, still stuck on 14 major titles,
the last one coming more than six years ago.
McIlroy, on the other hand, is at the top of his game. He
arrived at Valhalla having won his last two tournaments. He cap-
tured the British Open at Royal Liverpool with a wire-to-wire
performance, and rallied for a victory at Firestone last weekend.
Midway through the final major of the year, he is once again
the guy everyone is chasing.
“I’m confident,” McIlroy said. “I’m really in control of my
game and my emotions. I need to do that over the weekend as
He dropped a shot with a bogey at the 12th, but birdied two of
the next three holes. He seized the outright lead for the first time
with the long putt at No. 18 and nearly made another eagle at the
par-5 seventh. He stuck a shot from 243 yards to 8 feet, but the
putt stayed right of the cup.
McIlroy grimaced and rolled back his head.
No problem.
He closed with another birdie at the ninth, finishing off his
round by curling in a 16-footer that left him at 9-under 133 over-
McIlroy is going for his fourth major title at age 25, having
already won the PGA Championship at Kiawah in 2012. He’s
got plenty of youth behind him — Fowler is 25, Day 26.
The old-timers didn’t fare too shabby, either.
Steve Stricker — a 47-year-old, part-time player who was
picked as an assistant U.S. Ryder Cup captain this week —
showed he’s still got plenty of game. He made four birdies on
his first nine holes on the way to a 68, which left him four shots
back along with Westwood. Also at 5 under were Graham DeLaet
(68), Victor Dubuisson (68), Joost Luiten (69), Henrik Stenson
Kentucky native Kenny Perry will get to celebrate his 54th
birthday on Sunday at Valhalla after shooting 69. Apair of 51-
year-olds, Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie, also made the
Asteady rain forced officials to suspend the round after just 20
minutes because of too much water on the putting surfaces and
fairways. Work crews already were using squeegees on the
greens when another burst of showers hit Valhalla.
Play was halted as Palmer was playing the first hole. He hung
out in the tower with some volunteers, snapping pictures of the
“I wasn’t quite sure we should have teed off, to be honest with
you,” he said. “You could barely see the fairway.”
The sun came out late in the day.
Not soon enough to brighten Woods’ day.
Continued from page 11
Rory McIlroy hits out of a bunker during the second round of
the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.
Oakland linebacker NickRoach,left,tackles Minnesota’s Jerick McKinnon during the Raiders’10-6 loss in the preseason opener
for both teams Friday in Minnesota.
was just one of many moves during a busy offseason for
the Raiders, and he’s coming off a rough year. With three
seasons of at least 4,000 passing yards for the Texans,
though, Schaub has the potential to stabilize this long-
unsettled position.
Since Rich Gannon won the NFL MVP award and guided
the Raiders to the Super Bowl after that career year in
2002, the Raiders have had 17 different quarterbacks start
at least one regular season game. Schaub will be the 18th
in September, barring injury for the 33-year-old.
Both teams escaped without significant injuries, which
is always the primary goal of these preseason contests.
Raiders backup defensive tackle Justin Ellis walked slow-
ly off the field with a head injury. The Vikings also
announced backup safety Mistral Raymond was being
evaluated for a head injury.
Not only was this game the first time making the calls
from the sideline for new Vikings head coach Mike
Zimmer, but it marked the start of a two-year stay at TCF
Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota for the
Vikings while their new fixed-roof facility is being built to
replace the Metrodome downtown.
The Vikings played here once before, on Dec. 20, 2010,
eight days after the Metrodome’s roof was ripped open and
toppled by a snowstorm. That game against Chicago was
moved into the winter weather, and Brett Favre’s last NFL
play turned out to be his head banging against the frozen
turf during a sack by then-Bears and current Vikings defen-
sive end Corey Wootton.
The cold could wait for another day, though, on this pic-
turesque summer night with a kickoff temperature of 81
degrees and a hazy sunset distracting from the penalties,
punts and incomplete passes once the second and third
stringers took over for good.
Cassel finished 5 for 6 for 62 yards, connecting with
Cordarrelle Patterson twice for first downs. With Adrian
Peterson resting, Matt Asiata capped the opening drive
with a 1-yard touchdown run. Cassel took the Vikings
another 10 plays on his next turn, setting up a 30-yard
field goal by Blair Walsh.
The Vikings were concerned enough about the safety
spot next to Harrison Smith that they signed veteran Chris
Crocker this week. With Jamarca Sanford, Robert Blanton
and Andrew Sendejo all sitting out with injuries, Coleman
got a chance for extended action at that position, another
entry in that crowded field.
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East Division
W L Pct GB
Baltimore 66 49 .574 —
New York 61 54 .530 5
Toronto 61 56 .521 6
Tampa Bay 56 59 .487 10
Boston 51 64 .443 15
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 63 50 .558 —
Kansas City 61 53 .535 2 1/2
Cleveland 57 59 .491 7 1/2
Chicago 55 62 .470 10
Minnesota 51 63 .447 12 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
A’s 71 44 .617 —
Los Angeles 67 48 .583 4
Seattle 61 54 .530 10
Houston 48 68 .414 23 1/2
Texas 45 70 .391 26
Friday’s Games
Tampa Bay 4, Chicago Cubs 3, 10 innings
N.Y. Yankees 10, Cleveland 6
Baltimore 12, St. Louis 2
Detroit 5, Toronto 4
Kansas City 4, San Francisco 2
Houston 4, Texas 3
Boston 4, L.A. Angels 2
Oakland 6, Minnesota 5
Seattle 4, Chicago White Sox 1
Saturday’s Games
Cleveland (Kluber 12-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Mc-
Carthy 4-0), 10:05 a.m.
Detroit (Scherzer 13-4) at Toronto (Stroman 7-3),
10:07 a.m.
St. Louis (Lackey 1-0) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 3-
8), 1:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 7-9) at Chicago Cubs
(E.Jackson 6-11), 1:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Hudson 8-8) at Kansas City
(Shields 10-6), 4:10 p.m.
Texas (Darvish 10-6) at Houston (Feldman 5-8),
4:10 p.m.
Boston (Buchholz 5-7) at L.A. Angels (Richards
12-4), 6:05 p.m.
Minnesota (Undecided) at Oakland (Samardz-
ija 2-1), 6:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Noesi 6-8) at Seattle (Pax-
ton 2-0), 6:10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 10:05 a.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 10:07 a.m.
St. Louis at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m.
San Francisco at Kansas City, 11:10 a.m.
Texas at Houston, 11:10 a.m.
Tampa Bay at Chicago Cubs, 11:20 a.m.
Boston at L.A. Angels, 12:35 p.m.
Minnesota at Oakland, 1:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 1:10 p.m.
Monday’s Games
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Texas, 5:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Houston, 5:10 p.m.
Oakland at Kansas City, 5:10 p.m.
Toronto at Seattle, 7:10 p.m.
East Division
W L Pct GB
Washington 62 52 .544 —
Atlanta 59 56 .513 3 1/2
Miami 56 59 .487 6 1/2
New York 55 61 .474 8
Philadelphia 52 64 .448 11
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 64 52 .552 —
Pittsburgh 62 53 .539 1 1/2
St. Louis 61 53 .535 2
Cincinnati 59 57 .509 5
Chicago 49 65 .430 14
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 66 51 .564 —
Giants 62 54 .534 3 1/2
San Diego 52 62 .456 12 1/2
Arizona 50 66 .431 15 1/2
Colorado 45 70 .391 20
Friday’s Games
Tampa Bay 4, Chicago Cubs 3, 10 innings
N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4
Pittsburgh 2, San Diego 1
Baltimore 12, St. Louis 2
Miami 2, Cincinnati 1
Atlanta 7, Washington 6
Milwaukee 9, L.A. Dodgers 3
Kansas City 4, San Francisco 2
Arizona 5, Colorado 3
Saturday’s Games
St. Louis (Lackey 1-0) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 3-
8), 1:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 7-9) at Chicago Cubs
(E.Jackson 6-11), 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-4) at Philadelphia (Hamels 6-
6), 4:05 p.m.
San Diego (Stults 4-13) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 3-
7), 4:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 12-7) at Milwaukee (Fiers
0-1), 4:10 p.m.
Miami (Penny 0-0) at Cincinnati (Simon 12-7),
4:10 p.m.
San Francisco (Hudson 8-8) at Kansas City
(Shields 10-6), 4:10 p.m.
Washington (Roark 11-7) at Atlanta (Harang 9-
6), 4:10 p.m.
Colorado (J.De La Rosa 11-7) at Arizona (Cahill
1-8), 5:10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Miami at Cincinnati, 10:10 a.m.
N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 10:35 a.m.
San Diego at Pittsburgh, 10:35 a.m.
St. Louis at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 11:10 a.m.
San Francisco at Kansas City, 11:10 a.m.
Tampa Bay at Chicago Cubs, 11:20 a.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 1:10 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta, 5:05 p.m.
Monday’s Games
N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 10:05 a.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 4:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Miami, 4:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 5:05 p.m.
Colorado at San Diego, 7:10 p.m.
East W L T Pct PF PA
N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 13 10
Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 33 35
Miami 0 1 0 .000 10 16
New England 0 1 0 .000 6 23
South W L T Pct PF PA
Jacksonville 1 0 0 1.000 16 10
Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 10 13
North W L T Pct PF PA
Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 23 3
Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Cincinnati 0 1 0 .000 39 41
West W L T Pct PF PA
Denver 1 0 0 1.000 21 16
Kansas City 1 0 0 1.000 41 39
San Diego 1 0 0 1.000 27 7
Oakland 0 1 0 .000 6 10
East W L T Pct PF PA
N.Y. Giants 1 0 0 1.000 17 13
Washington 1 0 0 1.000 23 6
Philadelphia 0 1 0 .000 28 34
Dallas 0 1 0 .000 7 27
South W L T Pct PF PA
Atlanta 1 0 0 1.000 16 10
New Orleans 1 0 0 1.000 26 24
Carolina 0 1 0 .000 18 20
Tampa Bay 0 1 0 .000 10 16
North W L T Pct PF PA
Chicago 1 0 0 1.000 34 28
Minnesota 1 0 0 1.000 10 6
Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0
West W L T Pct PF PA
Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 24 26
San Francisco 0 1 0 .000 3 23
Seattle 0 1 0 .000 16 21
Thursday, Aug. 7
N.Y. Jets 13, Indianapolis 10
Washington 23, New England 6
Baltimore 23, San Francisco 3
Kansas City 41, Cincinnati 39
Denver 21, Seattle 16
San Diego 27, Dallas 7
Friday, Aug. 8
Atlanta 16, Miami 10
Buffalo 20, Carolina 18
Jacksonville 16,Tampa Bay 10
Chicago 34, Philadelphia 28
Minnesota 10, Oakland 6
New Orleans 26, St. Louis 24
Saturday, Aug. 9
Cleveland at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants, 4:30 p.m.
Green Bay at Tennessee, 5 p.m.
Houston at Arizona, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Jacksonville at Chicago, 5 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15
Philadelphia at New England, 4:30 p.m.
Tennessee at New Orleans, 5 p.m.
San Diego at Seattle, 7 p.m.
By Janie McCauley
OAKLAND — Scott Kazmir
faced the minimum through six
innings before running into trou-
ble, Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded
triple, and the Oakland Athletics
beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on
Friday night for their 11th straight
win in the series.
Oakland owns its longest
unbeaten run against the Twins,
whose last victory came at Target
Field on Sept. 10, 2013. The A’s
are 5-0 this year.
Kazmir (13-4) tossed just eight
balls among his first 42 pitches
through four perfect innings
before Kennys Vargas broke up the
bid with a single off shortstop Jed
Lowrie’s glove. Yet the A’s turned a
spectacular double play on a
grounder by Kurt Suzuki to third
two batters later.
Kazmir was dominant deep into
the game five days after being
handed his first loss in six starts
and allowing a season-high 10
hits in a Sunday loss to Kansas
He followed fellow southpaw
Jon Lester’s three-hit gem in a 3-0
win Thursday with his own impres-
sive outing — until the Twins
made it interesting.
Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI single
in the seventh as Minnesota ended
a 19-inning scoreless streak and
avoided being shut out in consecu-
tive games for the first time this
season. Oswaldo Arcia singled in a
run and Chris Parmelee’s two-run
double chased Kazmir. Ryan Cook
entered and immediately gave up
Eduardo Nunez’s RBI double.
Sean Doolittle retired former A’s
slugger Josh Willingham on a
called third strike to end it for his
18th save in 21 opportunities. The
A’s bullpen set an Oakland record
with 28 2-3 scoreless innings. The
old mark of 27 2-3 was set in June
Kyle Gibson (10-9) allowed six
runs — five earned — and five hits,
struck out three and walked a sea-
son-high five in five-plus innings
while facing the A’s for the first
time. He dropped to 4-1 in six
starts against the ALWest this sea-
Gibson loaded the bases on two
walks and a single with no outs in
the fifth when Crisp tripled to the
wall in right-center. Eric Sogard
nearly caught Sam Fuld on the
play, crossing home plate a couple
of steps later. Sogard doubled in
two runs the next inning.
A’s hold off Twins
A’s 6, Twins 5
Twins abr h bi Oakland ab r h bi
DaSntn cf 4 1 1 0 Crisp dh 3 1 1 3
Dozier 2b 3 1 0 0 Jaso c 4 0 0 0
Plouffe 3b 4 1 1 1 DNorrs c 0 0 0 0
KVargs dh 4 0 2 0 Dnldsn 3b 2 0 1 0
EEscor pr 0 0 0 0 Moss lf-1b 4 0 0 0
Arcia rf 4 1 1 1 Lowrie ss 4 0 1 0
KSuzuk c 4 0 0 0 Reddck rf 3 1 0 0
Parmel 1b 3 1 1 2 Vogt 1b 2 2 1 0
Wlngh ph 1 0 0 0 JGoms ph-lf 1 0 0 0
Nunez ss 3 0 1 1 Fuld cf 4 1 1 0
JSchafr lf 3 0 0 0 Sogard 2b 3 1 1 2
Totals 33 5 7 5 Totals 30 6 6 5
Minnesota 000 000 500 — 5
Oakland 000 042 00x — 6
E—Parmelee(2),Moss(4). DP—Oakland
1. LOB—Minnesota 2, Oakland 6. 2B—
Parmelee (8),Nunez (4),Donaldson (19),
Sogard (8). 3B—Crisp (2), Lowrie (2).
SB—Donaldson (7).
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO
Gibson L,10-9 5 5 6 5 5 3
Swarzak 1 1 0 0 1 1
Burton 2-3 0 0 0 0 1
Thielbar 1-3 0 0 0 0 0
Fien 1 0 0 0 0 2
SanFranciscoIP H R ER BB SO
Kazmir W,13-4 6 2-35 5 5 1 4
Cook H,5 1-3 1 0 0 0 1
Gregerson H, 18 1 0 0 0 0
Doolittle S,18-211 1 0 0 0 2
Gibson pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Swarzak pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Umpires—Home, Ed Hickox; First, Pat
Hoberg; Second, Lance Barrett; Third, Brian
T—2:51. A—20,196 (35,067).
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as the underdog No. 4 seed, Falk gave a
pointed motivational speech. That speech
was pointed at Williamsport, Pennsylvania
and the Little League World Series.
“‘We’re not packing to go home tomor-
row. We’re in this thing,’” Falk said of the
message conveyed in the speech. “‘Why not
us?’ And they rallied around each other
today. ”
Pacifica rallied with dominant pitching,
clutch defense and just enough offense. It
was a tremendous pitchers’ duel between
Ricks and Honolulu right-hander Caleb
Markwith. Both pitchers threw complete
games. And while Ricks surrendered two
clean singles, Markwith gave up just one
hit; and an argument can be made the lone
single off the bat of Spencer Karalius should
have been an error.
Karalius’ second-inning swing of the bat
produced the lone run of the game. Pacifica
set the table with one out on back-to-back
walks by Chris Rodriguez and Andrew
Harkness. Nate Azzopardi followed with a
strikeout, but he battled for 11 pitches, at
one point fouling off five straight offerings
from Markwith. Karalius followed and fell
behind in the count 1-2, but shot a hard
grounder towards first base which glanced
off the fielder’s glove and into right field,
allowing pinch runner Jordan Salgado to
score from second base.
“We were just trying to get guys on and
put a little pressure on [Markwith],” Falk
said. “Either get the big hit or put the ball in
play and just try to get them to make a mis-
take. I told them before the game, we just
need to push one or two across, give Elijah
a little breathing room, and see what we can
Ricks did the rest, with a little help from
the sterling second base defense of Tyler
Shaw. Through its three previous games in
the tournament, Pacifica committed 10
errors. Friday, not only did the defense play
an errorless game, but Shaw came through
with several key plays, the highlight of
which was a diving catch in the fifth rob
Maxx Muramoto of extra bases and keep a
1-2-3 inning in tact — of which, Ricks had
four in the game.
“I thought that was a really good play, ”
Pacifica third baseman Chris Rodriguez
said. “I thought that ball was getting
through, and if it did it would have been a
double and would have gotten a rally going.
It probably saved a run.”
Pacifica got one other previous scare in
the fourth inning on a rocket to right field
off the bat of Aaron Tom. It was a deep shot
down the line, but Salgado was playing him
perfectly. The reason Salgado was posi-
tioned so well was because prior to the
pitch, Pacifica coach Dave Shaw reposi-
tioned his outfield defense to shade towards
right field against the right-handed hitting
Through the first five innings, Ricks
retired 15 of 16 batters. The only blemish
through that stretch was a two-out bloop
single off the bat of the Park in the fifth to
break up Ricks’ perfect game.
The right-hander was nails to the strike
zone. He got strike-one on the first seven
batters he faced. He persevered in the first
inning against Honolulu’s leadoff hitter
Tom, winning a nine-pitch battle by induc-
ing a groundout to shortstop Christian
Falk. After that, through the first four
innings, Ricks held every batter he faced to
five or less pitches. With an 85-pitch limit
on Little League pitchers, his efficiency
early on loomed large. He totaled 74 pitch-
es in the game.
“He wasn’t coming out,” Falk said. “Once
he went over 20 pitches, he’s not available
for tomorrow. So, he was our guy. He was it.
I told him before the game, ‘You’re our guy.
Try to get in a groove early. ’ And he did.”
Not since 2007 has there been a 1-0 game
in West Regional play, when Nevada state
champ Green Valley topped Hawaii’s Waipio
in pool play. It is the first 1-0 game in a
semifinal game since the inception of the
round-robin format in 2001.
Continued from page 11
By Arnie Stapleton
DENVER — The Seattle Seahawks’ presea-
son opener against the Denver Broncos
devolved into a game of flag football, which
wasn’t unexpected in light of the NFL’s
renewed emphasis on illegal contact and
Surprisingly, only a handful of the 25
penalties called in Denver’s 21-16 win
Thursday night fell into those categories —
and all of those were whistled on the
Many believe the NFL’s crackdown is in
direct response to the Seahawks’ “Legion of
Boom” defense and the Super Bowl champs’
habit of pushing, pulling, tugging and
shoving wide receivers.
Most were for old-fashioned transgres-
sions, some stemming from the bad blood
that developed between the teams in the
wake of Seattle’s 43-8 shellacking of the
Broncos in the Super Bowl.
“There was one hands-to-the-face penalty,
which is a new emphasis. There were no
offensive PI (pass interference) penalties
called, which is a new emphasis,” Seahawks
coach Pete Carroll said. “It was just on our
end of it, just pretty sloppy play. ”
There were only eight flags thrown in the
Hall of Fame game between the Giants and
Bills that kicked off the preseason. Aside
from Seattle-Denver, there were five other
games Thursday night and they featured an
average of 12.8 flags, half of what was
walked off at Sports Authority Field, where
there was one moan-inducing stretch of
penalties on five consecutive snaps.
“To be honest with you I think the refer-
ees did a really good job on both sides,”
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson said.
“We got some penalties on us defensively
and offensively, they got some penalties on
them defensively and offensively. I think
the referees are doing a great job trying to
keep it as clean as possible. This game is
tough as it gets already, and so I think the
referees did a tremendous job tonight.”
All those yellow flags littering the field,
however, bogged down the game that also
had a 46-minute lightning delay in the first
“It was just out of rhythm, a real sloppy,
choppy game,” Seahawks safety Earl
Thomas said.
Denver had a dozen penalties for 95 yards.
“We knew there was going to be a lot of
flags,” Denver defensive tackle Terrance
Knighton said. “It’s the preseason, and it’s
a lot of new rules — you can’t touch
receivers any more than you already could-
n’t, whatever that means. But it’s just
things we can improve, we’ll improve, but
physical things, that’s football.”
Seattle’s 13 infractions for 131 yards
included: unnecessary roughness, taunting
and unsportsmanlike conduct to go with
three neutral zone penalties, an offside call,
a chop block, a pass interference, encroach-
ment, offensive holding on a lineman and
two false starts.
Seahawks star cornerback Richard
Sherman said recently that the league’s re-
emphasis on illegal contact and defensive
holding “will have very minimal impact on
our game and how we play it.”
Broncos star receiver Demaryius Thomas,
who was Denver’s lone bright spot in the
Super Bowl with a record 13 receptions, said
he didn’t notice any difference in the
Seahawks’ physical pass-coverage style.
“Like they did in the Super Bowl, they got
in our face, pressed, and we were able to go
out and convert,” said Thomas, who had five
catches for 52 yards Thursday night.
The last time the league made illegal con-
tact and defensive holding a point of
emphasis was in 2004 amid complaints that
New England’s defensive backs were maul-
ing Peyton Manning’s receivers.
Plenty of flags fly during Seahawks-Broncos game
Pacifica American’s Elijah Ricks pitched a
complete game, allowing just two hits while
striking out eight.
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A Palestinian protester throws stones toward Israeli troops during clashes following a
demonstration against the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
By Josef Federman
and Mohammed Daraghmeh
JERUSALEM — A three-day truce col-
lapsed Friday in a new round of violence
after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks
on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory
airstrikes that killed at least five
Palestinians, including three children.
The eruption of fighting shattered a brief
calm in the monthlong war and dealt a blow
to Egyptian-led efforts to secure a long-term
cease-fire between the bitter enemies.
A delegation of Palestinian negotiators
remained in Cairo in hopes of salvaging the
talks. But participants said the negotiations
were not going well, and Israel said it would
not negotiate under fire. The Palestinian del-
egation met again late Friday with Egyptian
Azzam al-Ahmad, head of the Palestinian
delegation, said the delegation would stay
in Egypt until it reaches an agreement that
“ensures” the rights of the Palestinian peo-
ple. “We told Egyptians we are staying,” he
told reporters.
The indirect talks are meant to bring an
end to the deadliest round of fighting
between Israel and Hamas since the Islamic
militant group seized control of Gaza in
2007. In four weeks of violence, more than
1,900 Gazans have been killed, roughly
three-quarters of them civilians, according
to Palestinian and U.N. officials. Sixty-
seven people were killed on the Israeli side,
including three civilians.
The Palestinians are seeking an end to an
Israel-Egyptian blockade imposed on Gaza
after the Hamas takeover. Militants had
warned they would resume fighting after the
cease-fire expired unless there was a deal to
ease the restrictions.
The blockade, which Israel says is needed
to prevent arms smuggling, has constrained
movement in and out of the territory of 1.8
million people and brought Gaza’s economy
to a standstill. Israel says any long-term
agreement must include guarantees that
Hamas, an armed group sworn to Israel’s
destruction, will give up its weapons.
In Cairo, Palestinian participants in the
talks were pessimistic about the chances of
a deal. They said Israel was opposing every
Palestinian proposal for lifting the block-
For instance, the Palestinians are seeking
greater movement of goods through Israeli-
controlled cargo crossings, while Israel
wants restrictions on “dual-use” items that
could potentially be used for military pur-
poses, they said.
Israel also was resisting demands to allow
movement between Gaza and the West Bank
— Palestinian territories that are located on
opposite sides of Israel, they said.
“Israel in these talks wants to repackage
the same old blockade. Our demands are end-
ing the blockade and having free access for
people and goods. This is what ending the
blockade means. But Israel is not accepting
that,” said Bassam Salhi, a Palestinian
Negotiators said they expected to remain
in Cairo for several days. But with violence
resuming, it was unclear how much progress
could be made.
The Israeli delegation to the Cairo talks
left Egypt on Friday morning, and it was not
clear if it would return. “There will not be
negotiations under fire,” Israeli government
spokesman Mark Regev said.
In Cairo, Khaled al-Batch, a leader of
Islamic Jihad, a smaller militant group in
Gaza, said that without a deal on easing the
blockade, an informal truce might be the
best that could be achieved.
“When there is no cease-fire, that does not
mean there is escalation,” he said. “Our pri-
ority now is to focus on stopping the Israeli
aggression against our people and achiev-
ing our demands.”
Israel-Hamas truce collapses inviolence
By Hillel Italie
NEWYORK — He is 86 years old, his eye-
sight is failing and much of his recent work
reads like a man saying goodbye.
But W.S. Merwin continues to write
poems; he cannot help
“I wrote the last one
about 10 days ago, it
doesn’t stop, and I don’t
know where it comes
from,” says Merwin, a
two-time Pulitzer Prize
winner and former U.S.
poet laureate widely
regarded as among the
greatest poets of the past half-century.
“I remember, just over a year ago, after
several readings and two red-eye flights, I
was absolutely exhausted. But in the middle
of the night, I woke up with a line and a half
of poetry to write.”
Speaking by phone from his house on the
island of Maui in Hawaii, Merwin said he
hopes to finish at least another book, health
permitting, and also discussed his latest col-
lection, “The Moon Before Morning.” Like
his Pulitzer Prize winner from 2008 “The
Shadow of Sirius,” its themes are age, time
and memory. Phrases such as “this unrepeat-
able present,” “the current music of vanish-
ing” and “the long-gone night pasture” can
be found throughout.
In “Relics,” he writes of his affinity for
worlds that have disappeared.
Before I knew words for it
I loved what was obsolete
crumpled at the foot of the closet
lost in the street
left out in the rain
in its wet story
from another age
“I think I’ve seen so many things in my
lifetime just as they were vanishing, and
sometimes I realized it was happening and
sometimes I didn’t,” Merwin says. “I
poet is still at
work at age 86
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By Chris Talbott
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Miley’s back,
Miley Cyrus made her delayed-due-to-ill-
ness return to the town where she grew up
Thursday night, bringing a flying hot dog,
a dwarf dressed as the Liberty Bell, a dozen
recognizable hits, a taunt to the girls who
beat her up in school and a lot of inappro-
priate touching. Drawing a crowd of mostly
young women — and a hefty number of
moms — the show was a little bit pop con-
cert, a little bit late-night pay cable and a
little bit great.
In the audience: Two 20-something
women with a gift for arts and crafts arrived
at Cyrus’ homecoming concert with identi-
cal bedazzled shirts that read, “R.I.P.
Hannah Montana.” Look no further than
that for the official theme to Cyrus’ Bangerz
Tour, a pastiche of weird culture that plays a
lot like a YouTube channel devoted to absur-
dist performance art.
The surprising thing, after the former
teen television star raised such a lather last
year with a highly memorable MTV Video
Music Awards appearance, is how tame the
show actually is.
It’s true that Nashville is a pretty quiet
town. And sure, Cyrus does simulate sex
acts on stage during a few songs — Abe
Lincoln has never seemed less presidential
— and mentions drug use. But the woman
whose twerking and foam finger started a
Miley both naughty and nice in return to Nashville
‘Storm’ is weak
Mother Nature deserves better lines
By Jocelyn Noveck
“Into the Storm” is a movie that addresses the fearsome
power of nature. Alas, it also addresses the fearsome power
of a bad script to distract us from the fearsome power of
Add to that a set of cardboard characters, and what you
have is a movie that should have dispensed with the
humans and dialogue altogether, and been a documentary.
If, of course, the storms were real. Which they aren’t.
The film, directed by Steven Quale, runs only 89 minutes.
And yet, despite the often engrossing special effects, it
drags. It seems there are only so many times you can watch
a funnel cloud bear down, while someone yells out: “We
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The action takes place in one day in the
small town of Silverton, somewhere in the
heartland. Four high school students have
just been killed in a tornado in Oklahoma,
which is somewhere nearby.
And yet, Silverton’s high school is plan-
ning to go ahead with its outdoor gradua-
tion, despite the forecast. Maybe this is
why Vice Principal Gary Fuller — Richard
Armitage, the dwarf leader Thorin of the
“Hobbit” movies — is frowning, a state in
which he remains throughout the film (his
Thorin, though shorter, was much more
expressive.) He heads to school with his
teenage sons, Donnie and Trey.
Meanwhile, a storm-tracking team is on
the chase, led by a driven, self-centered doc-
umentary filmmaker, Pete (Matt Walsh).
He’s spent years developing the perfect
storm-tracking vehicle — the Titus, a war
tank with giant claws that can bore into the
ground amid high winds.
Pete’s main assistant is a no-nonsense
meteorologist, Allison (Sarah Wayne
Callies), a single mom to a five-year-old
daughter, whom she’s left home for three
months with Grandma. Gary, the vice prin-
cipal, is also a single parent. But though an
eventual romance is briefly hinted at
between these attractive folks literally
caught in a storm, the idea is dropped, like a
piece of twisted wreckage from the sky.
(John Swetnam wrote the screenplay. )
In any case, back to that graduation.
Before the kids can toss their caps into the
air, the storm hits — a series of tornadoes
like no one has ever seen. Making things
worse, Gary’s older son, Donnie, is missing
— he’s ditched graduation to help a pretty
girl make a video at an abandoned paper
mill. They’ll soon be trapped by rising
waters, and making goodbye videos to their
Speaking of those videos: The movie uses
a found-footage device to tell its story.
These snippets of “real” video are supposed
to lend a documentary-style feel, but they’re
often ditched for conventional storytelling,
rendering the whole idea ineffective.
But that’s not the biggest problem.
What’s worse is that there’s nothing inter-
esting about any of these characters, with
the possible exception of Donnie (Max
Deacon) — the only person you care about,
even a little.
There are also a couple of stereotypical
dufuses — Donk and Reevis — who drink
and swear and whoop and holler as the
storm comes in. Darned if they’re not the
most annoying characters in any movie
you’ll see this entire year. We’d bet money
on it.
In any case, the star — the ONLYstar — is
the weather. Director Quale knows his way
around special effects, and so the CGI torna-
does are interesting to watch, for a time. But
there’s little attention to logic. Silverton is
a small town. And yet, we suddenly see huge
jet planes, like those you’d find at JFK or
LAX, being lifted up into the sky. Where’d
they come from?
Maybe that’s not the point. Maybe we
should just sit back and be awed by the
power of Mother Nature.
OK. But she deserved a better script.
“Into the Storm,” a Warner Bros. release,
is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture
Association of America for “sequences of
intense destruction and peril, and language
including some sexual references.” Running
time: 89 minutes. One-half star out of four.
Continued from page 19
remember one wonderful period of late sum-
mer and autumn into winter, way up in the
mountains of northern Portugal, an area
that really had not changed since the
Romans. So this was very, very ancient in
so many ways — the architecture, the way
of farming. I was just hugging myself. It
was wonderful.”
Born in New York City and raised in New
Jersey and Pennsylvania, Merwin is a
Presbyterian minister’s son whose earliest
memories of language include writing out
the sermons of his father. He was compos-
ing his own verse while still a boy and was
class poet at Princeton University. His first
collection, “A Mask for Janus,” won the
Yale Younger Poets prize in 1951, and by
the end of the decade, his friends and
acquaintances included Ezra Pound, T. S.
Eliot, Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell.
His style and subject matter would change
profoundly, from the classical influences of
his early poems to the anti-war themes of
the 1960s to the more condensed and philo-
sophical verse of recent years, influenced
by his immersion in Buddhism.
Throughout, he has been a man of peace —
he was a conscientious objector during
World War II — a recorder of the past, a
believer in nature and a skeptic of
humankind. At his Princeton graduation, he
read a commencement poem that mourned
those who had died in war and explained to
the graduation committee that he had “little
optimism” about the future.
“I think what we’ve been doing to the
Earth, especially since the dawn of the
machine age, is so appalling that I don’t
know (if) we can turn it back,” he says dur-
ing his interview.
The poem “No Flag” scorns the pursuit of
earthly glory, noting that after “the
speeches the medals the fame” comes the
“unmapped cold of death.” But some of the
poems in “Moon Before Morning” are
statements of gratitude, like “Variation on a
Theme,” a procession of “thank yous” for
everything from friendship and language to
the parts of his body and his windows
“above the rivers.”
Work these days can be a struggle for
Merwin in part because he writes in long-
hand (”The computer and I are not friends,”
he explains) and has to make the letters
large in order to read them. Still, the pic-
tures are clear in his mind and words them-
selves make him hopeful. “I do not have to
see/in order to believe,” he writes in “The
Color They Come To,” from his new collec-
tion. “I know that the flame tree is flower-
ing/when I see petals at my feet.”
“I think of one of my greatest heroes,
(William Butler) Yeats,” Merwin said. “He
wrote at length — although nothing of Yeats
is too long — about old age. He came to it
with real anger, as though it was an outrage.”
“I think of old age as being a time like
the others. It has its revelations of its own
that you can’t come to any other way. I
don’t have any of those feelings Yeats had
at all. I accept it with a certain amount of
curiosity. ”
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national discussion balanced her naughty
images and saucier choreography with mes-
sages espousing personal freedom and a few
moments of pop perfection.
For the most part, the night — her fifth
date since restarting a U.S. tour that was
postponed for more than three months after
an allergic reaction to antibiotics — was
PG-13, filled with images that are unavoid-
able on the Internet where much of Cyrus’
audience spends its time. The only thing
pushing the show into truly R-rated territo-
ry was Cyrus’ spirited use of the F-word.
The debate over Cyrus’ transformation
from wholesome teen to a young woman
exploring her sexuality hovered around the
sold-out show as mothers shepherded thou-
sands of teenage girls into Bridgestone
Arena, where the 21-year-old singer once
attended shows as a teen herself. For some
she was a guilty pleasure, and the presence
of rolling papers, R-rated possibilities,
booty shorts and inflatable bananas at the
merch table only added to the feeling of
things being taboo.
Inside the arena, the crowd was all in as
Cyrus gave something of a history lesson
in over-the-top moments in pop music. For
all the guff Cyrus has gotten, she’s not cov-
ering unfamiliar territory. Touching your
special parts (Michael Jackson), well-
endowed dancers expert in the butterfly (2
Live Crew), uncovered rear ends (David Lee
Roth) are milestones passed decades ago.
And to be clear, there were a lot of these
things — a whole lot — during Cyrus’ 2
1/2-hour, 20-plus song set, along with fly-
ing kittens, inflatable dogs three stories
tall, plushy dancers, giant tongues and even
a simulated orgy. But there were also a lot of
impressive moments where Cyrus showed
her growing prowess as an entertainer. She
pushed her voice to the edge at times while
holding the attention of 16,000 people
with just a microphone, and had moms and
daughters singing every word with the same
gusto on major hits like “Wrecking Ball”
and “Party in the USA.”
Those were the moments that provided the
real spectacle.
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By Susan Cohn
Whether you break open a single shell on
the spot, or pick up a large burlap bag full to
take home, a visit to the Peanut Depot in
downtown Birmingham, Alabama, trans-
ports you to a place of delectable tastes and
yummy smells where peanuts are prepared
and sent out into a waiting world. And what
an array of peanuts! Raw, boiled or roasted
peanuts; plain, salted or Cajun-spiced
peanuts; peanuts by the handful and peanuts
by the sack. The Peanut Depot’s output is
legion, sold fresh from the roaster in batch-
es to locals dropping by and sold in volume
at sports arenas near and far, including the
Cowboys’ stadium in Texas and the New
Orleans Superdome. And, miraculously, all
the roasted peanuts come from just four
antique peanut roasters lined up to one side
in a basic brick-walled room. The boiled
peanuts are cooked in large pots behind the
well-worn wood sales counter on the oppo-
site side of the room. The Peanut Depot was
founded in 1907 and until the 1980s used
just its three original roasting machines,
each capable of processing about 25 pounds
of peanuts in 40 minutes. In November
2008, to expand its capacity to keep up
with growing consumer demand, the Peanut
Depot took delivery of a fourth roaster, a
reconditioned Royal No. 5 coffee roaster
made in 1917. The Peanut Depot’s newer
roaster, having transitioned smoothly from
its original coffee bean duty, also cooks 25
pounds of peanuts in 40 minutes.
The Peanut Depot has been owned since
2006 by Lex Legate, whose warm greeting
and relaxed manner makes the casual visitor
want to linger, savoring both the conversa-
tion about roasting techniques and the
aroma from the roasters. Legate knows from
experience what people want to know: How
do the roasters work? How have Peanut
Depot operations changed since 1907? How
are repairs for these antique machines made?
And how are peanuts roasted in a modern
facility? He provides the answers to all
these questions and more, and in so doing
paints a picture of how Alabama life has
altered (or, in some cases, stayed the same)
since the turn of the 20th century when the
Peanut Depot opened for business. Astop in
the Peanut Depot offers, well, in a nutshell,
a delightful look at an authentic and deli-
cious part of Southern tradition.
Alabama ranks third in peanut production in
the United States, behind Georgia and
Texas, harvesting an average of more than
400 million pounds of peanuts annually,
which generates more than $100 million
per year for the Alabama economy. The
peanut was mainly a garden crop for much of
the colonial period of North America and
was mostly used as animal feed until the
1930s. In the United States, a U.S.
Department of Agriculture program to
encourage agricultural production and
human consumption of peanuts was insti-
tuted in the late 19th and early 20th cen-
turies. George Washington Carver of
Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute (now
Tuskegee University) played a significant
role in the popularization of the peanut and
is often credited with inventing 300 differ-
ent uses for peanuts, (although, contrary to
legend, not peanut butter).
Peanut Depot is located at 2016 Morris Ave.
in the historic Loft District of downtown
Birmingham. It is set on a cobblestone
street and is surrounded by former warehous-
es that have been converted into loft apart-
ments and condominiums. Open 8 a.m. -
5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 1
p.m. Saturday. The Peanut Depot ships
peanuts in cans, bags or bulk. For more
information visit www.peanutdepot.com,
call (205) 251-3314 or email peanutde-
AND REMEMBER: “No man in the
world has more courage than the man who
can stop after eating one peanut.” —
Channing Pollock.
Susan Cohn is a member of the North American
Travel Journalists Association, Bay Area Travel
Writers, and the International Food, Wine & Travel
Writers Association. She may be reached at
susan@smdailyjournal.com. More of her stories
may be found at http://ifwtwa.org/author/susan-
THE SECRET IS IN THE ROASTER. Lex Legate, owner of the Peanut Depot in Birmingham, Ala.,
welcomes visitors with a smile, happy to explain the process of creating the perfect roasted
peanut.The Peanut Depot has been turning out this popular snack since 1907.
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to them.
American planes conducted a second air-
drop of food and water early Saturday for
those trapped in the Sinjar mountains, said
Pentagon chief spokesman Rear Adm. John
Kirby. Escorted by two Navy fighter jets,
three planes dropped 72 bundles of supplies
for the refugees, including more than 28,000
meals and more than 1,500 gallons of water,
said Kirby, who spoke from New Delhi dur-
ing a trip with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck
The extremists’ “campaign of terror
against the innocent, including the Yazidi
and Christian minorities, and its grotesque
and targeted acts of violence bear all the
warning signs and hallmarks of genocide,”
said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. “For
anyone who needed a wake-up call, this is
Underscoring the sense of alarm, a
spokesman for Iraq’s human rights ministry
said hundreds of Yazidi women had been
seized by the militants. Kamil Amin, citing
reports from the victims’ families, said some
of the women were being held in schools in
Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul.
“We think that the terrorists by now con-
sider them slaves and they have vicious
plans for them,” Amin told the Associated
Press. “We think that these women are going
to be used in demeaning ways by those ter-
rorists to satisfy their animalistic urges in a
way that contradicts all the human and
Islamic values.”
For the U.S. military, which withdrew its
forces from Iraq in late 2011 after more than
eight years of war, the re-engagement began
when two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound
bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck
towing it. The Pentagon said the militants
were using the artillery to shell Kurdish
forces defending Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s
autonomous Kurdish region, and home to a
U.S. consulate and about three dozen U.S.
military trainers.
Later Friday, the U.S. launched a second
round of airstrikes near Irbil, U.S. officials
said. The officials, speaking on condition of
anonymity because they weren’t authorized
to discuss the strikes publicly, said
unmanned aircraft hit a mortar and four Navy
F/A-18 fighter jets destroyed a seven-vehicle
The U.S. State Department warned U.S. cit-
izens against all but essential travel to Iraq
and said those in the country were at high
risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence.
Expanding from their stronghold of
Mosul, the militants have captured a string
of towns and Iraq’s largest hydroelectric dam
and reservoir in recent weeks. Ethnic and
religious minorities, fearing persecution and
slaughter, have fled as their towns fell.
Many had taken refuge in the Khazer
Camp, set up near Irbil, but it was empty
Friday as nearby fighting prompted families
to flee once again.
Some made their way by car or on foot to
Irbil; others were unaccounted for amid the
sea of fleeing people. According to the U.N.,
more than 500,000 people have been dis-
placed by the violence in Iraq since June,
bringing the total this year to well over 1
In Irbil, hundreds of uprooted men crowded
the streets of a Christian-dominated neigh-
borhood, expressing relief at the news of
U.S. airstrikes.
Nazar, one man lingering outside a bare-
bones building-turned-shelter, fled his main-
ly Christian town of Hamdaniya on
Wednesday, when their home began to shud-
der from the blast of nearby mortar fire.
“We want a solution,” said Nazar, who
spoke on condition he be identified only by
his first name, fearing his family’s safety.
“We don’t to flee our homes and jobs like
this. What is our future?”
In contrast to Washington’s decision to
invade Iraq more than a decade ago, both the
airdrop and the authorization of military
action against the Islamic State group were
widely welcomed by Iraqi and Kurdish offi-
cials fearful of the militants’ advance.
“We thank Barack Obama,” said Khalid
Jamal Alber, from the Religious Affairs
Ministry in the Kurdish government.
In his announcement Thursday night,
Obama had identified protecting the Yazidis
and defending Americans as the two objec-
tives for the airstrikes.
But on Friday, his spokesman, Josh
Earnest, said the U.S. was also prepared to
use military force to assist Iraqi forces and
the Kurds’ peshmerga militia.
While Iraq’s military has proven unable in
many cases to thwart the Islamic State force’s
capture of key cities, Earnest called the pesh-
merga a “capable fighting force” that had
shown an ability to regroup effectively.
At a checkpoint about 23 miles (38 kilo-
meters) from Irbil, Kurdish militiamen
vowed fierce resistance to any further Islamic
State advances, but they also remarked on the
ferocity of their foe.
Capt. Ziyran Mahmoud, 28, said Islamic
State fighters wore suicide belts as they
advanced in armored vehicles and would deto-
nate them — killing soldiers from both sides
— if Kurdish fighters came too close.
“They are ready to blow themselves up and
die,” Mahmoud said. “But the peshmerga
aren’t afraid. We are also ready to die for our
The Islamic State group captured Mosul in
June, and then launched a blitz toward the
south, sweeping over Sunni-majority towns
almost to the capital, Baghdad. It already
holds large parts of western Iraq, as well as
swaths of neighboring Syria.
Iraqi government forces crumbled in the
face of the assault but have since been able to
prevent the militants from advancing into
Shiite-majority areas. In the north, the Kurds
have been the main line of defense against
the radicals, but their fighters are stretched
over a long front trying to fend them off.
Hagel, traveling in India, said if Islamic
militants threaten U.S. interests in Iraq or
the thousands of refugees in the mountains,
the U.S. military has enough intelligence to
clearly single out the attackers and launch
effective airstrikes.
At the White House, Deputy National
Security Advisor Ben Rhodes met with mem-
bers of the Iraqi Yazidi community and “noted
that the United States will act, carefully and
responsibly, to prevent a potential act of
genocide,” said Deputy NSC spokeswoman
Bernadette Meehan. Rhodes “emphasized
that the United States will continue to pursue
a strategy that empowers Iraqis to confront
this crisis, including by providing urgent
assistance to Iraqi government and Kurdish
forces,” Meehan said.
The International Rescue Committee said
it was providing emergency medical care for
up to 4,000 dehydrated Yazidis, mostly
women and children, who survived without
food or water for up to six days hiding in the
Sinjar mountains before fleeing to a refugee
camp in Syria, where a civil war is raging.
Officials in Britain, Germany and else-
where pledged financial aid to support
humanitarian efforts in Iraq, and several top
European officials supported Obama’s deci-
sion to intervene with airstrikes.
British Prime Minister David Cameron
expressed special concern for the Yazidis
trapped on Mount Sinjar.
“They fear slaughter if they descend back
down the slopes but face starvation and dehy-
dration if they remain on the mountain,”
Cameron said. The world must help them in
their hour of desperate need.”
One Yazidi man, who identified himself as
Mikey Hassan, said he, his two brothers and
their families fled into the Sinjar mountains
and then escaped to the Kurdish city of
Dohuk after two days by shooting their way
past the militants. Hassan, in a telephone
interview with the AP, said he and his family
went about 17 hours with no food before get-
ting some bread. Details of his account could
not be independently corroborated.
Yazidis belong to ancient religion seen by
the Islamic State group as heretical. The
group also sees Shiite Muslims as apostates,
and has demanded Christians either convert
to Islam or pay a special tax.
Pope Francis also was engaged, sending an
envoy to Iraq to show solidarity with
Christians who have been forced from their
homes. There also was a papal plea on
Twitter: “Please take a moment to pray for all
those who have been forced from their homes
in Iraq.”
Continued from page 1
he will not send American ground troops
back to Iraq after having withdrawn them in
2011, fulfilling a campaign promise. Still,
even the limited airstrikes against the
vicious insurgency show the president’s
conviction that the U.S. military cannot
remain dormant after having fought an
eight-year war that temporarily neutralized
Sunni extremists but failed to produce last-
ing peace.
U.S. military jets dropped food and water
to imperiled refugees in northwestern Iraq
and launched several airstrikes Friday on
isolated targets, including two mortar
positions and a vehicle convoy in north-
eastern Iraq, near the country’s Kurdish
capital of Irbil. Additional airdrops and tar-
geted strikes were thought likely. The next
move may be up to the Islamic State group,
the al-Qaida inspired extremists who have
chewed up Iraqi opposition so far.
About three dozen U.S. military trainers
and a U.S. consulate are in Irbil, where
Kurdish forces are fighting off a militant
advance. That’s no easy defense.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said of
the Islamic State group, “They are well
organized and they’re armed and they are a
significant threat to the stability of Iraq.”
Will there be further airstrikes? State
Department deputy spokeswoman Marie
Harf said the Islamic State group must at
least halt its advance on Irbil to prevent
further strikes.
Iraq has been pleading for months, if not
years, for additional U.S. military help to
combat the extremists, but the U.S. pulled
out of Iraq in part because it couldn’t reach
an agreement with the government on legal
immunity for U.S. troops. Harf said the
Obama administration acted now out of
concern that “there was a crisis that had the
potential to get much worse.”
U.S. officials said the Islamic State
extremists in recent days have shown mili-
tary skill, including using artillery in
sophisticated synchronization with other
heavy weapons. Their force had over-
whelmed not only Iraqi government troops
but also the outgunned Kurdish militia.
The Obama administration steadfastly
insists the airstrikes and humanitarian air-
drops are not the start of an open-ended
campaign to defeat the militants.
The president’s critics say his approach
is too narrow.
“Apolicy of containment will not work,”
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham
said in a joint statement. They are among
the chief critics of Obama’s foreign policy
in general, beginning with his decision to
stick to the 2011 timetable set by
President George W. Bush for a full with-
drawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
The Islamic militants are “inherently
expansionist and must be stopped,” the
senators said. “The longer we wait to act,
the worse this threat will become.”
Beyond airstrikes, the administration
has been asked to provide arms directly to
the Kurdish forces defending Irbil. Until
now, the U.S. has been willing to do that
only through the central government in
Baghdad, which has long feuded with the
semi-autonomous Kurdish government in
Iraq’s north.
Michael Barbero, a retired Army general
who ran the U.S. training mission in Iraq
from 2009 to 2011, said Baghdad never
delivered about $200 million worth of
American weapons that were designated for
the Kurds. Pentagon officials maintain
they can provide arms only to the Iraqi
government, although Harf said Friday the
Kurdish forces play a critical role in the cri-
“We understand their need for additional
arms and equipment and are working to pro-
vide those as well so they are reinforced,”
she said.
The CIA could supply the Kurds under a
covert operation. An agency spokesman
declined comment when asked whether that
was happening.
In announcing his decision to intervene
militarily, Obama stated plainly that he
would not allow the U.S. “to be dragged
into fighting another war in Iraq.”
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By Julie Pace
WASHINGTON — After years of resisting
the pull of more Mideast conflicts, President
Barack Obama has sent the military back
into action in Iraq, where he once accused his
predecessor of waging a “dumb war.”
U.S. planes on Friday bombed Islamic mil-
itants who were towing artillery outside Irbil
near U.S. personnel, the Pentagon said.
The aggressive insurgency threatens to
undermine Obama’s legacy as the command-
er in chief who ended a long and unpopular
war in which nearly 4,500 American troops
It also raises fresh questions about whether
Obama’s desire to end the war clouded his
assessment of the risks of fully withdrawing
U.S. troops, as well as his judgment about
the threat posed by the extremists.
Obama insisted the U.S. was not moving
toward a protracted conflict.
“I will not allow the United States to be
dragged into fighting another war in Iraq,” he
said late Thursday at the White House.
He also said the U.S. had completed air-
drops of humanitarian aid to Iraqi religious
minorities who are under siege.
The moves are, so far, more limited in
scope than the invasion undertaken by
President George W. Bush after the Sept. 11
The chief rationale for Obama’s authoriza-
tion for military strikes in Iraq was to protect
American forces serving in Irbil. They
include some of the forces the president sent
in this summer to help train and assist Iraq’s
struggling security forces.
In trying to help Iraq protect civilians,
Obama said the U.S. has a responsibility to
stop imminent massacres. It’s an echo of the
argument he used when the U.S. joined
NATO’s bombing campaign in Libya in
Obama has not followed the same path in
Syria’s civil war, where more than 170,000
people have died.
The conditions that returned the U.S. to
military action in Iraq can be traced back
months — or years, as the president’s critics
As recently as January, Obama was dismis-
sive of the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic mili-
tants. In an interview with the New Yorker
magazine, he said comparing the group to
the terrorist network established by Osama
bin Laden was like comparing a junior varsi-
ty basketball team to an NBAsquad.
Yet U.S. intelligence and defense officials
were warning about the potential threat from
the Islamic State, which had strengthened in
Obama’s comments reflected his limited
appetite for wading back into Iraq or starting
a military engagement in Syria, where he
authorized an air assault last summer but
never gave the order to go ahead.
Obama’s critics draw a direct connection
between that approach and his decision to
withdraw all American troops from Iraq in
late 2011. He did so in large part because
Iraq’s government refused to sign a security
agreement providing U.S. troops immunity.
But White House opponents say the presi-
dent should have pushed harder for a deal in
order to avoid the type of situation now
“We are already paying a very heavy price
for our inaction, and if we do not change
course, the costs of our inaction will only
grow,” said Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
They called on Obama to extend his
authorization of airstrikes against the
Islamic State beyond Iraq and into Syria.
The flurry of action comes as Obama’s
approval ratings have plummeted, and the
public’s opinion of his foreign policy
moves is lagging.
Iraq upheaval threatens Obama legacy
President interrupting
vacation with trip to D.C.
By Julie Pace and Darlene Superville
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is doing some-
thing unusual with his summer vacation on Martha’s
Vineyard: He’ll come back to Washington midway through
the getaway to attend White House meetings.
It’s an odd move, especially since Obama and his aides for
years have fended off questions about the timing of his vaca-
tions by arguing that he is president at all times and can do
the job wherever he is.
Obama planned to go ahead with the vacation even after the
first of the military airstrikes he authorized in northern Iraq
were carried out Friday.
He is scheduled to arrive on the wealthy island off the
Massachusetts coast on Saturday and return to Washington a
week later, on Sunday, Aug. 17. After the meetings, plans call
for Obama to return to the Vineyard on Aug. 19 to resume the
vacation, which ends five days later on Aug. 24.
Spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama would meet with staff,
but he declined to say who else would participate or what the
meetings are about.
“This is an opportunity for the president to do some in-per-
son meetings here at the White House, just for a day or two,
before he returns to Martha’s Vineyard,” Earnest said
Earnest sought to contain mounting speculation about the
vacation, saying the meetings aren’t related to “an emerging
Still, there are many brewing issues that could require
Obama’s urgent attention, including fighting between Israel
and Hamas militants, Russia’s buildup of troops along its
border with Ukraine and the situation in Iraq, where a radical
Islamist group seeks to tighten its grip on Iraq’s north.
Even so, crises rarely have forced Obama to cancel a vaca-
tion. His advisers often appear to take pride in resisting calls
from Republicans for the president to return to Washington
or from fellow Democrats nervous about the appearance of
Obama either vacationing or tending to what some may con-
sider less urgent matters.
“He travels with an array of communications equipment and
national security advisers that will allow him to perform all
of the functions that are required of America’s commander in
chief,” Earnest said. “That’s true of any trip that he takes, and
it will be true of the trip that the president takes this week.”
In 2009, Obama remained on vacation in his native of
Hawaii after a man aboard a Detroit-bound flight tried to deto-
nate a bomb on Christmas. Obama also pressed on with
Martha’s Vineyard vacations in 2010 as rebels in Libya were
on the verge of ousting their government, and last year when
Egypt’s military overthrew the country’s first democratically
elected leader.
Just last month, Obama resisted calls while on a fundrais-
ing trip in Texas to visit the U.S.-Mexico border to witness
the surge of unaccompanied children arriving there.
Pressed about the appearance of ignoring a humanitarian
crisis, Earnest declared at the time: “We’re not worried about
those optics.”
Obama has upended his travel plans on several occasions.
He has canceled three trips to Asia, including one in 2013
because of the U.S. government shutdown. His late-December
departures to spend Christmas in Hawaii frequently have been
delayed because of late action on Capitol Hill. In 2012, he
returned to Washington from a Hawaiian vacation to deal with
“fiscal cliff” negotiations.
“I will not allow the
United States to be dragged
into fighting another war in Iraq.”
— Barack Obama
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Alan Eagleton Benefit Shoot. 9
a.m. Palomo Archery, 4022 Transport
St., Palo Alto. There will be a BBQ to
raise money for Eagleton’s travel to
Croatia for a seat on the world
archery team. For more information
contact cosmiccid@yahoo.com.
Multi-story Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Congregational Church of
Belmont, 751 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Belmont. For more information
email Micki Carter at
San Bruno AARP Chapter 2895
Members Meeting. 10 a.m. to 11
a.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555
Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. Pre-
meeting social from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Walk with a Doc in Foster City. 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. Leo J. Ryan Memorial
Park, Shell Boulevard, Foster City.
Enjoy a stroll with physician volun-
teers who can answer your health-
related questions along the way.
Free. For more information contact
Harley Motorcycle Riders donate
school supplies. 10 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. San Mateo Medical Center
Lobby, San Mateo. Members of the
Golden Gate Harley Owners Group
will deliver backpacks and school
supplies to more than 250 children.
Reception hosted by San Mateo
Medical Center. Refreshments will be
served. For more information call
Friends of the Millbrae Library
Book and Media Sale and the
Millbrae Historical Society
Rummage Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Millbrae Civic Center Plaza, 1 Library
Ave., Millbrae. Lots of great bargains
at both sales. Book sale: A bag of
books is $5 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For
more information call 697-7607.
Friends’ Summer Sale. 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas, Belmont. All books,
CDs, DVDs and tapes are 20 percent
to 50 percent off. Selected paper-
backs are 10 for $1. Selected hard-
backs are $5 a bag.
Art in the Park. Noon to 7:30 p.m.
The Grove, Redwood City. More than
25 artisans will show and sell their
work. Features award-winning artists
presenting watercolors, oils, acrylics,
fine-hand crafts, jewelry and hand
woven scarves.
Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the
Shrew.’ 7:30 p.m. The Grove,
Redwood City.
Reach and Teach Origami Time. 1
p.m. to 2 p.m. 144 W. 25th Ave., San
Mateo. Learn to fold origami with
Derrick Kikuchi. All ages welcome.
Free. For more information email
‘The Giver’ Color Party. 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60
31st Ave., San Mateo. Activities
include blow up Twister game, hair
chalking, cotton candy, nail station,
arts and crafts, plinko and skee ball.
For more information call 571-1029.
Summer Book Club. 3 p.m. to 4:30
p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma
St., Menlo Park. Discuss a book that
has been made into a movie. The
Aug. 2 session will vary in time from
the previous sessions depending on
the length of the movie.Registration
required. Free. For more information
go to
The Four Woods performance. 3
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas, Belmont. For more
information email
The Main Gallery Anniversary
Show 2014 Reception. 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. 1018 Main St., Redwood City.
Opening reception featuring the
artists exhibited at the anniversary
show. Free and open to the public.
For more information call 701-1018
or email tmgginger@gmail.com.
Victorian Days Walking Tour. 7
p.m. Corner of Montecito and Beach
boulevards, Pacifica. For more infor-
mation call 738-2332.
Japanese Buddhist Obon Festival.
7 p.m. 2 S. Claremont St., San Mateo.
Open to the public. For more infor-
mation call 342-2541 or go to
Shakespeare in the Park 2014.
7:30 p.m. 1201 Brewster Ave. at
Broadway, Redwood City. For more
information call 780-7311.
Notre Dame de Namur University
Labor Day Theatre and Dance
Festival 2014. 8 p.m. NDNU Theatre,
1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. Prices
vary. For more information email
Victorian Days Walking Tour. 9 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m. Benjamin Franklin
Hotel, 44 E. Third Ave., San Mateo. For
more information call 592-5822.
Buddhist Obon service. 9:30 a.m. 2
S. Claremont St., San Mateo. Guest
speakers and attendees will honor
and express gratitude to family and
friends who have passed on. For
more information call 342-2541 or
go to www.sanmateobuddhisttem-
Kidchella. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway,
Redwood City. Free. For more infor-
mation call 780-7311.
Victorian Days at the Old
Courthouse. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. San
Mateo County History Museum, Old
Courthouse, 2200 Broadway,
Redwood City. Enjoy a children’s
craft activities and a Victorian Tea.
Free. For more information call 299-
0104 or go to www.historysmc.org.
Buy one, get one free at the Book
Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage
Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont.
Paperbacks are six for $1, trade
paperbacks are two for $1, hard-
backs are two for $2 and up and chil-
dren’s books are two for 25 cents
and up. All proceeds benefit the
Belmont Library. For more informa-
tion call 593-5650 or go to www.the-
Bollywood film: ‘Swades.’ 1 p.m.
Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de
las Pulgas, Belmont. Refreshments
will be served. For more information
email belmont@smcl.org.
Kohl Mansion’s 100th Birthday
Party on the Green. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive,
Burlingame. Open to the public, no
registration needed.
Community Art Show and Awards
Presentation. 2 p.m. PJCC, 800
Foster City Blvd., Foster City.
Celebrate extraordinary talent and
purchase works of art. Mayor Charlie
Bronitsky will also honor and award
10 local artists. Nomiate your
favorite piece for the Community
Choice Award; ballot box closes at 2
p.m. Free. For more information call
Ho`omana`o, Yesterday, Today and
Tomorrow Hula Show. 3 p.m. to 5
p.m. Carlmont High School
Performing Arts Center, 1400
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
General admission tickets are $25
and $15 for ages 2-4 years old.
Tickets can be purchased from
Ingrid at i.najarro211@gmail.com.
For more information contact
Christine Gee at
Bay Area Bigfoot Meeting. 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 61 43rd
Ave., San Mateo. Free, all are wel-
come. For more information call 504-
Shakespeare in the Park 2014. 4
p.m. 1201 Brewster Ave. at Broadway,
Redwood City. For more information
call 780-7311.
Swallow-Talmor-Nussbaum Trio.
4:30 p.m. The Bach Dancing and
Dynamite Society at the Douglas
Beach House, 307 Mirada Road, Half
Moon Bay. Tickets are $40 each.
Doors open at 3 p.m. For more infor-
mation and to buy tickets go to
www.bachddsoc.org or call 726-
Led Zeppelin Camp. 9:30 a.m.
School of Rock San Mateo, 711 S. B
St., San Mateo. Daily through Aug. 15.
For more information visit www.san-
Fatherhood Collaborative pres-
ents Dad & Me @ the Library. 7 p.m.
Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel
Station Lane, Atherton. Spend quali-
ty time with children while learning
about the value of reading. Features
an interactive puppet show. For
more information go to www.father-
Rotary Club of Millbrae lunch
meeting. 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Terrace Cafe at El Rancho Inn, 1100 El
Camino Real, Millbrae. Hear Mayor
Wayne J. Lee discuss recent develop-
ments and progress in Millbrae. $25
includes three-course lunch and
beverages. For more information go
to www.millbraeoratory.org. or call
Caregiver and continuing educa-
tion class. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Matched
Caregivers, 1800 El Camino Real,
Suite B, Menlo Park. This week’s topic
is infection control $5 per hour. For
more information call 839-2273.
Red Cross blood drive event. 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Ohana Real Estate
Investors, 1991 Broadway, Suite 140,
Redwood City. To make an appoint-
ment go to www.redcrossblood.org
or call (800) REDCROSS.
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races are fresh as none of the June pri-
mary elections required a fall runoff.
For the San Mateo County Board of
Education, incumbents Susan Alvaro,
Beverly Gerard and Hector Camacho Jr.
are each running unopposed for their
respective trustee areas.
In the South San Francisco Unified
School District election, eight candi-
dates are vying for three spots.
Incumbent Philip Weise is seeking re-
election as is appointed incumbent
Patrick Lucy. The other six hopefuls
qualified are South San Francisco
Planning Commissioner Rick
Ochsenhirt, management analyst Rosa
Acosta, financial consultant Monica
Peregrina Boyd, state grant analyst
John Baker, community volunteer
Patricia “Pat” Murray and educator Sue
In Half Moon Bay, three are qualified
to run for three spots on the City
Council — incumbents Rick Kowalcyzk
and Allan Alifano and retired teacher
Don Prestosz. Incumbent Naomi
Patridge is not running for re-election.
Four will compete for three spots on
the Peninsula Health Care Board of
Directors. Incumbents Helen Galligan,
Lawrence Cappel and appointed incum-
bent Dennis Zell are running along with
accountant/auditor Douglas Radtke.
The Sequoia Healthcare District board
also has three seats up for grabs. Current
board President Jerry Shefren and
incumbents Art Faro and Jack Hickey
will be on the ballot alongside small
business owner John McDowell and
retired businessman Mark De Paula.
The San Mateo County Harbor
District Board of Commissioners has
two separate elections, one for a two-
year seat and another for two four-year
spots. Newcomers Robert Grant, a serv-
ice manager, Tomas Mattusch, a charter
boat captain and owner, square off with
appointed incumbent Will Holsinger for
the two-year spot.
For the two four-year positions,
incumbents Robert Bernardo and James
Tucker are opposed by marine biologist
Nicole David, property tax auditor
Shawn Mooney, business owner Brian
Rogers and business owner Kimberley
The town of Hillsborough has incum-
bents Laurence May and Marie Chuang
running against Christy Lim for two
open seats. The Coastside Fire
Protection District has retired systems
analyst Bill Kehoe, small business
owner Bruce Mackimmie and teacher
Michael Clardy running for one open
Along with elected officials, voters
will also be asked to weigh in on sever-
al school measures.
The San Mateo County Community
College District is looking at a $388
million bond to modernize buildings
and update its labs and computer equip-
ment. The measure pencils out to $8.22
per $100,000 of assessed value.
The Belmont-Redwood Shores
Elementary School District hopes vot-
ers approve a $48 million facilities
expansion bond. If passed, property
owners would pay $19.98 per $100,000
in assessed value to add classrooms.
The Burlingame Elementary School
District measure on the November bal-
lot would consolidate and extend exist-
ing academic achievement parcel taxes.
One tax approved in 2010 levies $180
and expires June 30, 2021. The other
$76 tax expires June 30, 2016.
Together, they would be renewed for 14
years from July 1, 2016, for the com-
bined rate of $256 per parcel annually.
Half Moon Bay voters will consider
extending the city’s half-cent sales tax
measure to fund city services for three
more years. The proposal states that the
city is recovering but continue to suffer
from $3.5 million in budget cuts since
In San Bruno, the hot-ticket item on
the ballot is a measure asking to modify
existing city height limits to allow
buildings up to 90 feet near the Caltrain
station. Currently, the limit is 50 feet.
Proponents say doing so will allow
growth and development which has
been hampered by an ordinance that is
more than 30 years old.
For federal offices, Robin Chew is tak-
ing on incumbent Jackie Speier for the
14th District seat in the House of
Representatives and Richard B. Fox is
taking on incumbent Anna Eshoo for
the 18th District seat in the House of
Representatives. For state offices, Mark
Gilham is taking on incumbent Kevin
Mullin for the 19th District seat in the
Assembly and Diane Gabl is taking on
incumbent Rich Gordon for the 24th
District seat in the Assembly.
The filing deadline now begins the
10-day public review period.
Voter registration ends Oct. 20 and
Oct. 28 is the final date to request an
absentee ballot.
Continued from page 1
There are multiple offers on almost
every listing, Blanton said. In the sec-
ond quarter, there were 1,724 new list-
ings in San Mateo County for single-
family homes, according to the SAM-
CAR data.
“Having someone to package your
offer correctly is helpful,” he said.
“Homes are selling for several hundred
thousand dollars above the asking
price and there’s still quite a few all-
cash offers. It’s hard to compete
against all-cash offers; from the sell-
er’s standpoint, you don’t have to wait
for bank approval.”
Statewide, home prices are up as
well, but showing some signs of slow-
ing. This year, the median home price
is up 10 percent from 2009, while in
2013 it was up 27.5 percent from
2009, according to a June 2014
California Housing Market Forest by
the California Association of
Realtors. The housing supply shortage
also intensified in 2013, heightening
competition, resulting in bidding
wars. More than seven out of 10 home
sales received multiple offers in 2013,
the highest it’s been in 15 years,
according to the 2013 Annual Housing
Market Survey Report from the group.
In San Mateo County, the median
home price rose 9.6 percent between
April 2013 to April 2014, which is
actually slightly lower than the
statewide change of 11.6 percent.
Peninsula Realtors like Mary Ann
Teixeira, who sells homes from
Millbrae to Redwood City, noted that
it’s a very competitive market right
“When I’m working with my buyers,
in a normal market, you construct an
offer that will be extremely attractive
to the seller,” she said. “In this mar-
ket, you’re writing the offer to com-
pete with other buyers.”
The whole process can be a bit of an
emotional roller coaster, she said. She
oftentimes finds herself counseling her
“The only people who this market is
good for is for sellers,” she said. “For
buyers, the market is moving so quick-
l y, you have to wonder ‘is everyone
really doing their due diligence?’
Buyers will waive all contingencies;
I’m a little concerned something
might come back to bite them later. ”
Continued from page 1
17 counts of armed robbery, in the
multi-city crime spree.
Each robbery charge carried 25 years
to life. In February, jurors deliberated
three days before convicting Sanders
of the robberies and also eight counts
of being a felon in possession of a
weapon, five counts of assault with a
firearm, seven counts of false impris-
onment, five counts of attempted rob-
bery, one count of making threats and
one count of mayhem.
Sanders has credit of 1,155 days
against the term and must serve 85 per-
cent of the remainder. Judge Cliff
Cretan also ordered Sanders to pay
$304,039 to the victim he shot for
reimbursement of mounting medical
Sanders addressed the victim directly
during the sentencing hearing, telling
him “you can fix this” and
claiming “I’m a victim here,
too,” said District Attorney
Steve Wagstaffe.
Sanders robbed the
PetSmart at 3520 El Camino
Real in August 2011 and
returned Oct. 8, 2011, when
he shot the same 34-year-old
male cashier with a silver
revolver. The bullet severed
his femoral artery.
Sanders also allegedly
robbed or attempted to rob a
Beverages and More in
Colma, a GameStop in
Colma and other businesses
in San Francisco and Santa
Clara counties. Authorities
estimate he may have com-
mitted more than 30 similar
robberies throughout the
Bay Area. Authorities appre-
hended Sanders in Alameda
County. Fingerprints col-
lected from the Oct. 30,
2011, armed robbery of a San
Jose PetSmart linked him to
the local cases.
Continued from page 1
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35 Psyche’s suitor
37 Shepard or Greenspan
39 Night hunter
40 1960s fashion
41 Fix up an old house
43 Louis XIV, e.g.
45 Clutch
48 Has the blues
51 Stage whispers
53 Bureaus
56 Cairo’s river
57 Futuristic
58 Beggar’s cry
59 Leafy algae
60 “Of course”
61 Take ten
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1 Leaned over
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3 Blockbuster
4 Plunks
5 Pie crust ingredient
6 401(k) alternate
7 “Ben-Hur” studio
8 Prickly pear
9 Part of MHz
10 Receptive
11 Dramatic intro (hyph.)
17 Mosey
19 Self-images
22 Caged talker
24 Video game pioneer
25 Wan
27 G.I. address
28 Use a Singer
29 — Aviv
30 Sleep-stage acronym
31 “Entourage” agent
32 Came out on top
36 Alarm
38 Badgers
42 Edges
44 Famed statuette
46 Farewell
47 “Beauty and the Beast”
48 Dozens
49 Kind of molding
50 Benches
51 D.A. backup
52 Equinox mo.
54 Percent ending
55 911 responder
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you are offered an interesting position, accept the
challenge it offers. You are overdue for some changes,
and this can be the first step.
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situation that will influence your future. If you take action
quickly, you will receive positive results. Be secretive to
prevent others from meddling in your affairs.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Keep your opinions to
yourself. Others may be particularly disagreeable, so
work on something that you can do alone. Being drawn
into petty arguments will be a waste of time.
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life. The use of all your talents will lead you to a new
business venture. Keep working toward your goal, and
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information you need. Do your own fact-finding.
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events. If you follow your intuition, you will meet
someone who will lead you down an exciting new path.
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to offer details about your plans. Giving someone
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Guard your interests carefully.
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doing things you enjoy. Downtime is just as
important as time spent working, especially when
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You may have miscalculated expenses. Do away
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: San Carlos Tan, 1065 Holly St Suite
C, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Lind-
say Monohan, 164 Chesham Ave., San
Carlos, CA 94070. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Lindsay Monohan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/11/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/19/14, 07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Bay Area Hypnosis Center, 655 Sky-
way #115, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Robert Harrison, .495 Century Dr.,
Campbell, CA 95008 The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Robert Harrison /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/11/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/19/14, 07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Voir Creations, 396 Genoa Dr., RED-
WOOD CITY, CA 94065 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Adel Bakh-
tiarova, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Adel Bakhtiarova /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/10/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/19/14, 07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14).
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Jadey Pops, 3 Penhurst Ave., DALY
CITY, CA 94015 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Josirei Salgado,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 01/01/2014.
/s/ Josirei Salgado /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/15/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/19/14, 07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: The One Auto Service and Perform-
ace, 536 Lisbon St., DALY CITY, CA
94014 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: The One Auto, LLC, CA
94014. The business is conducted by a
Limited Liability Company. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Chun Yip /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/10/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/19/14, 07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: China Spice, 398 Grand Ave.,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Ocean Pacific Restaurant, Inc., CA. The
business is conducted by a Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Lin Fan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/23/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14, 08/16/14).
The following person is doing business
as: B & B Designs, 422 Fairway Dr.,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Barbara Marie Erhard, same address.
The business is conducted by a Individu-
al. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on May 1,
/s/ Barbara Marie Erhard /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14, 08/16/14).
The following person is doing business
as: SG Studios, 1299 Bayshore Hwy, Ste
128, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Green
Metro, Inc, CA. The business is conduct-
ed by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 07/07/14.
/s/ Sue Chen /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/10/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14, 08/16/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Tjaff Productions, 1288 East Hillsdale
Blvd. Apt. A126, SAN MATEO, CA
94404 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Tamilla Averyaskina, same
address. The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on .
/s/ Tamilla Averyaskina /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/26/14, 08/02/14, 08/09/14, 08/16/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Blue Sky Consulting, 738 Sequoia
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Steffa-
ny Lee, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Steffany Lee /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/29/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/02/14, 08/09/14, 08/16/14, 08/23/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Jeanne Gee Design, 1388 Broadway,
#310 MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby
registered by the following owner:Jeanne
Gee, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Jeanne Gee /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/16/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/01/14, 08/08/14, 08/15/14, 08/22/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Blvd Real Estate Investments, 4080
Campbell Ave., MENLO PARK, CA
94025 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner:RCTA Corporationn, CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Robert Talbott /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/02/14, 08/09/14, 08/16/14, 08/23/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: O’Reilly Electrical, 986 E. Grant Pl.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: John O’Re-
illy, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ John O’Reilly /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/04/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/09/14, 08/16/14, 08/23/14, 08/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Pazzo, 1179 Laurel St., SAN CAR-
LOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by
the following owners: Andrew Gambar-
della and Sharon Gambardella, 2747
Hallmark Dr., Belmont, CA 94002. The
business is conducted by a General Part-
nership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Sharon Gambardella /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/10/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/09/14, 08/16/14, 08/23/14, 08/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: M R M Couriers, Medical Supplies &
Equipment, 1380 El Camino Real, #45,
MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Bernardo A
Paz, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Bernardo A. Paz /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/09/14, 08/16/14, 08/23/14, 08/30/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: MeiLiM, 1064 8th Ave., REDWOOD
CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Monica Jiang Ping
Peng, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Monica Jiang Ping Peng /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/08/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/09/14, 08/16/14, 08/23/14, 08/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: MeanVegetable, 210 S. Ellsworth
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Ann
McEnroe, 212 S. El Camino Real #44,
San Mateo, CA 94401. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 07-21-2014.
/s/ Ann McEnroe /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/07/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/09/14, 08/16/14, 08/23/14, 08/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: The Peper Spray Outlet, 3015 E.
Bayshore Rd., SPC 402, REDWOOD
CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Golden Gate Alli-
ance, LLC, CA. The business is conduct-
ed by a L:imited Liability Company. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ David Manuel/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/09/14, 08/16/14, 08/23/14, 08/30/14).
The following person is abandoning the
use of the fictitious business name: San
Carlos Tan, 1065 Holly St., Ste. C, SAN
CARLOS, CA. The fictitious business
name was filed on 6/13/12 in the County
of San Mateo. The business was con-
ducted by: Rebecca Stonoga, 1561 San
Carlos Ave Apt 1, San Carlos CA 94070.
The business was conducted by an Indi-
/s/ Rebecca Stonoga /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 07/11/2014. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/19/2014,
07/26/2014, 08/02/2014, 08/09/2014).
The following person is abandoning the
use of the fictitious business name: Take
a Break Vending, 1357 San Mateo, CA
94080. The fictitious business name was
filed on 01/10/13 in the County of San
Mateo. The business was conducted by:
Darrick Emil, 405 Piccadilly Pl. #28, San
Bruno, CA 94066. The business was
conducted by a Corporation.
/s/ Darrick Emil /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 08/01/2014. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/02/2014,
08/09/2014, 08/15/2014 08/23/2014).
The following person is abandoning the
use of the fictitious business name:
Hush-Hush, 2530 Carlmont Dr., BEL-
MONT, CA 94002. The fictitious busi-
ness name was filed on April 28, 2014 in
the County of San Mateo. The business
was conducted by: Lynn Walker same
address. The business was conducted
by an Individual.
/s/ Lynn Walker /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 08/06/2014. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/02/2014,
08/09/2014, 08/15/2014 08/23/2014).
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1 Setting in the
musical “Two By
9 Brightness
15 Comer
16 Colorful attire
17 Darby Conley
comic strip
18 It’s just one thing
after another
19 Marlins’ div.
20 Rock fan’s subj.
21 “Naughty!”
22 Start of an
24 Controvert
26 Dark-eyed
28 Spot
29 Opening at a
long lecture?
33 Salon, e.g.
35 Move easily
37 Cool __
38 “Candle in the
Wind” dedicatee
40 Stat opposite
42 Rear-end
43 Common
crossword clue
46 Attack
47 2001 Microsoft
49 Tired-sounding
51 They often
54 “A Touch of
Class” actress
56 Druids’ sacred
57 Bald statement?
60 Face with hands,
63 Composer
64 Former
65 Liability factor, in
67 Runs
68 Cindy Lou’s
hometown, in
kiddie lit
69 Exhales during a
70 What an
apostrophe may
stand for
1 “Enough
2 Verdi’s
3 Substantiated
4 Publishing
5 Unloose?
6 Cutting tool
7 Do a city
planner’s job
8 __ entry
9 “But you need
10 Pursuit
11 Bomb
12 Broadcast
13 Tries to get
money from,
14 Certain canine
23 “Goodness!”
25 No. with a
27 Actress
30 It’s never right
31 Used to be
32 Vowelless
34 Mumbo jumbo
36 “Gigi” playwright
38 Loose
39 Test center at
Edwards, Calif.,
41 Hardly
44 Former Fed
45 2012 war film
48 Competition that
50 Stress-reducing
52 Spicy cuisine
53 Bring down
55 Sarah Connor
portrayer Hamilton
57 Collars
58 Ceramic cooker
59 Long in old politics
61 Scores
62 Word with bird or
66 Working out well?
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THE SAN Bruno Planning Commission will meet Tuesday,
August 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at the Senior Center, 1555
Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA and take action on the
following items. All interested persons are invited to attend.
235 El Camino Real: Request for a Use Permit to allow alco-
hol beverage sales in conjunction with a restaurant per SBMC
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vironmental Determination: Categorical Exemption.
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, August 9, 2014.
203 Public Notices
Case No. 14-440
an Oregon limited partnership,
PANY, an Oregon corporation, and
a California corporation, also all other un-
known persons or parties claiming any
right, title, lien, or interest in the property
described in the complaint herein,
TO: Eastern Oregon Land Company and
all other unknown persons and parties
claiming any right, title, lien, or interest in
the property described in the complaint
AND DEFEND the complaint filed
against you in the above-entitled action
within 30 days from the date of the first
publication. If you fail to do so, plaintiff
5-J Limited Partnership will apply to the
court for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint. The date of the first publication of
this summons is July 19, 2014.
You must "appear" in this case or the
other side will win automatically. To "ap-
pear," you must file with the Court a legal
document called a "motion" or an "an-
swer." The "motion" or "answer" must be
given to the court clerk or administrator
within thirty (30) days of the date of first
publication specified herein along with
the required filing fee. It must be in prop-
er form and have proof of service on the
plaintiff's attorney or, if the plaintiff does
not have an attorney, proof of service on
the plaintiff.
If you have questions, you should see an
attorney immediately. If you need help in
finding an attorney, you may contact the
Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral
Service online at
www.oregonstatebar.org or by calling
(503) 684 3763 (in the Portland metro-
politan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Or-
egon at (800) 452 7636.
Plaintiff brings this action to quiet title on
property located in the County of Baker
and State of Oregon ("Property") descri-
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bed as follows:
That portion of the Southeast quarter of
Section 3, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST of the Willamette Meri-
dian lying in Baker County, Oregon.
Plaintiff prays for judgment as follows:
On its claim for relief, adverse posses-
sion, quiet title, for a decree:
1. Requiring Defendants and all persons
claiming under Defendants to set forth
the nature of their claims, if any, to the
2. Determining all adverse claims, if any,
of Defendants and all persons claiming
under Defendants;
3. Declaring Plaintiff to be the owner in
fee simple of the Property and entitled to
possession thereof free of any estate, ti-
tle, claim, lien or interest of Defendants,
those claiming under Defendants and
quieting title in the premises of Plaintiff;
4. Enjoining Defendants and those claim-
ing under Defendants from asserting an
estate, title, claim, lien, or interest in the
premises, or any portion thereof;
5. Awarding Plaintiff its costs and dis-
bursements incurred herein; and
6. Granting such other relief to Plaintiffs
as may be equitable.
DATED this 16th day of July, 2014.
/s/ Jonathan H. Singer /
William L. Rasmussen, OSB No. 064782
Jonathan H. Singer, OSB No. 105048
Telephone: (503) 224-5858
Fax: (503) 224-0155
Attorneys for Plaintiff 5-J Limited
Address at which papers in this action
may be served by mail on plaintiffs'
Jonathan H. Singer - Trial Attorney
Miller Nash LLP
3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Jour-
nal, 07/19/14, 07/26/14, 08/02/14,
203 Public Notices
Robert P. Bauer, aka Robert Paul Ba-
uer, aka Robert Bauer, and Bob Bauer
Case Number: 124706
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Robert P. Bauer, aka
Robert Paul Bauer, aka Robert Bauer,
and Bob Bauer. A Petition for Probate
has been filed by Elizabeth A. Bessemer
in the Superior Court of California, Coun-
ty of San Mateo. The Petition for Pro-
bate requests that Elizabeth A. Besse-
mer be appointed as personal represen-
tative to administer the estate of the de-
The petition requests authority to admin-
ister the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: August 19, 2014 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal au-
thority may affect your rights as a cred-
itor. You may want to consult with an at-
torney knowledgeable in California law.
203 Public Notices
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
David J. Elefant
Law Offices of David J. Elefant
1350 Treat Blvd., Ste 410
Dated: July 24, 2014
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on July 26, August 2, 9, 2014.
AlDemandado): Martin Rubio. You are
being sued by Petitioner: (Lo estademan-
dando el demandante): Leticia Rubio
NOTICE! You have 30 calendar days af-
ter this summons and legal petition are-
served on you to file a response (formFL-
120 or FL-123) at the court and havea
copy served on the petitioner. A letteror
phone call will not protect you.If you do
not file your response on time,the court
may make orders affecting yourmarriage
or domestic partnership, yourchildren.
You maybe ordered to pay sup-port and
attorney fees and costs, If youcannot pay
the filing fee, ask the clerk fora fee waiv-
er form.If you want legal advice, contact
a law-yer immediately. You can get infor-
mationabout finding lawyers at the Cali-
fornia’sCourts Online Self-Help
Center(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at
theCalifornia Legal Services web
site(www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by
con-tacting your local county bar associ-
ation.Tiene 30 dias corridos despues de
haberrecibido le entrega legal de esta
Citacio y peticion pare presentar una Re-
spuesta (formulario FL-120 o FL-123)
ante lacorte o llamada telefonica no bas-
ta paraprotegerlo.Si no presenta su Re-
spuesta a tiempo lacorte puede dar or-
denes que afecten sumatrimonio o pare-
ja de hecho sus bienesy la custodia de
sus hijos. La corte tam-bien le puede or-
denar que pague manu-tencion, y hono-
rarios y costos legales. Sino puede pa-
gar la cuita de presentacion,pida al sec-
retario in formulario de exen-cionSi de-
sea obtener asesoramiento legal,pon-
gase encontacto de inmediato con un-
abogado. Puede obtener informacion-
para encontrar a un abogado en el Cen-
tro de Ayuda de las Cortes de
California(www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el si-
tio Web delos Servicios Legales de Cali-
fornia(www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o po-
nien-dose en contacto con el colegio de
abo-gados de su condado.
If a judgment or support orderis entered,
the court may order you topay all or part
of the fees and costs thatthe court
waived for yourself or for theother party.
If this happens, the party or-dered to pay
fees shall be given noticeand an opportu-
nity to request a hearingto set aside the
order to pay waived courtfees.
Si se emite un fallo u orden demanuten-
cion, la corte pude ordenar queusted pa-
gue parte de, o todas las cuotasy costos
de la corte previamente exentasa peti-
cion de usted o de la orta parte. Siesto
ocurre, la parte ordenada apagarestas
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cuotas debe recibir aviso y la opor-tuni-
dad de solicitar una audiencia paraanular
la orden de pagar las cuotas ex-entas.
The name and address of the court
are(El nombre y direccion de la corte
son): Superior Court of California:
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
The name, address, and telephone num-
ber of the petitioner’s attorney or the peti-
tioner with out an attorney are (El nom-
bre, direccion y numero de telefono dela-
bogado del dermandante, o del deman-
dante si no tiene abogado, son);
Leticia Rubio
10 Nottingham Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Date: (Fecha) January 31, 2013
John C. Fitton, Clerk(Adjunto)
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 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!
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Center, by Lunardi’s market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
210 Lost & Found
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent
condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
50 SHADES of Grey Trilogy, Excellent
Condition $25. (650)615-0256
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
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
BOB TALBOT Marine Lithograph (Sign-
ed Framed 24x31 Like New. $99.
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
29 Weekend • Aug 9-10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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
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
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
JVC - DVD Player and video cassette re-
corder. NEW. $80. (650)345-5502
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
304 Furniture
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
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
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
NEW FLOURESCENT lights, ten T-12
tubes, only $25 all 650-595-3933
306 Housewares
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
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
LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow
length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
308 Tools
AIR COMPRESSOR, 60 gallon, 2-stage
DeVilbiss. Very heavy. **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
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
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
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
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
311 Musical Instruments
GUITAR AMP, Line 6-AK2-2-125. Like
new. $95.00 or BO - 650-345-7352.
GUITAR SPL effects, pedal, Boss OS-2
overdrive, distoration-new $25.00 or BO.
GUITAR, BLUES effects pedal, Boss
blues driver B. D. 2. New. $25.00 or BO
- 650-345-7352
GUITAR, BLUES effects pedal, Boss
blues driver B. D. 2. New. $25.00 or BO
- 650-345-7352
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
KEYBOARD AMP, Peavey KB 300, wks
gt $95.00 or BO - 650-345-7352
PA SYSTEM, Yamaha 8 channel hd,
Traynor spkrs.$95/OBO - 650-345-7352
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
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
FLOORING - Carolina Pine, 1x3 T and
G, approximately 400+ sq. ft. $650. CAll
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., SOLD!
DIGITAL PEDOMETER, distance, calo-
ries etc. $7.50 650-595-3933
G.I. ammo can, medium, good cond.
$25.00. Call (650) 591-4553, days only.
G.I. AMMO can, small, good cond.,
$20.00. Call (650) 591-4553, days only.
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
318 Sports Equipment
TWO SPOTTING Scopes, Simmons and
Baraska, $80 for both (650)579-0933
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
8am - Noon
507 Dorchester Rd,
San Mateo
Household items, furntiure,
artwork, clothes, and more!
Harbortown Complex
(Corner of Fashion Island
Blvd & Mariners Island Blvd)
9am to 2pm
Furniture, clothing,
and treasures galore!
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
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
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
470 Rooms
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.- $59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $42!
We’ll run it
‘til you sell it!
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
DODGE ‘99 Van, Good Condition,
$2,800 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.
650 RVs
COLEMAN LARAMIE pop-up camper,
Excellent Condition, $2750. Call
670 Auto Service
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
USED BIG O 4 tires, All Terrain
245/70R16, $180 (650)579-0933
680 Autos Wanted
Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
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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
(650)544-1435 • (650)834-4495
Kitchen & Bath
Belmont/Castro Valley, CA
(650) 318-3993
Dry Rot • Decks • Fences
• Handyman • Painting
• Bath Remodels & much more
Based in N. Peninsula
Free Estimates ... Lic# 913461
• New Construction,
• Remodeling,
• Kitchen/Bathrooms,
• Decks/ Fences
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #589596
Decks & Fences
State License #377047
Licensed • Insured • Bonded
Fences - Gates - Decks
Stairs - Retaining Walls
10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
and House Painting
• Interior • Exterior
Power Washing
•Driveways •Sidewalks •Gutters
or (650) 296-8089
Lic #106767
Custom made drapes & pillows
Alterations for men & women
Free Estimates
2140A S. El Camino, SM
for all your electrical needs
For all your
electrical needs
Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
Service Upgrades
Remodels / Repairs
The tradesman you will
trust and recommend
Lic# 808182
Time to Aerate your lawn
We also do seed/sod of lawns
Spring planting
Sprinklers and irrigation
Pressure washing
Call Robert
650-703-3831 Lic #751832
Call for a
FREE in-home
Bi-Weekly/Once a Month,
Moving In & Out
28 yrs. in Business
Free Estimates, 15% off First Visit
New Rain Gutter, Down Spouts,
Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Gutter & Roof Inspections
Friendly Service
CA Lic# 794353/Bonded
Handy Help
• Fences • Decks
• Concrete Work • Arbors
We can do any job big or small
Free Estimates
Kitchen/Bathroom Remodeling,
Tile Installation,
Door & Window Installation
Priced for You! Call John
Free Estimates
Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
General Home Repair,
New Construction
No Job Too Small
Lic.# 891766
Hardwood Floors
•Hardwood & Laminate
Installation & Repair
•High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
Lic. #794899
$40 & UP
Since 1988/Licensed & Insured
Monthly Specials
Fast, Dependable Service
Free Estimates
A+ BBB Rating
Junk & Debris Clean Up
Furniture / Appliance / Disposal
Tree / Bush / Dirt / Concrete Demo
Starting at $40& Up
Free Estimates
Light moving!
Haul Debris!
Junk and Debris
Furniture, bushes,
concrete and more
by Greenstarr
Chris’s Hauling
• Yard clean up - attic,
• Junk metal removal
including cars, trucks and
• Demolition
• Concrete removal
• Excavation
• Swimming pool removal
Tom 650. 834. 2365
Chri s 415. 999. 1223
Licensed Bonded and Insured
Since 1985 License # 752250
by Greenstarr
Yard Boss
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Tom 650. 834. 2365
Licensed Bonded and Insured
Since 1985 License # 752250
Reasonable PrIces
Free estimates
• Commercial • Residential
• Interior and Exterior
Fully Insured • Lic. 770844
Interior & Exterior
Quality Work, Reasonable
Rates, Free Estimates
Lic #514269
A+ Member BBB • Since 1975
Large & Small Jobs
Residential & Commercial
Classic Brushwork, Matching, Stain-
ing, Varnishing, Cabinet Finishing
Wall Effects, Murals, More!
Lic. #479564
Toilets, Sinks, Vanities,
Faucets, Water heaters,
Whirlpools and more!
Wholesale Pricing &
Closeout Specials.
2030 S Delaware St
San Mateo
Roof Maintaince • Raingutters • Water
proofing coating • Repairing •
Excellent Referances
Free Estimates
Lic# 973081
We repair and install all types of
Window & Door Screens
Free Estimates
Mention this ad for 20% OFF!
Quality Screens
Old Fashion Workmanship
New & Repair
Pick up, delivery & installation
301 Old County Rd. San Carlos
since 1957
º New Construction
º Additions
º Remodels
º Green Building
Technology Solutions for
Building and Living
Locally owned in Belmont
www. tekhomei nc. com
CA# B-869287
by Greenstarr
• Walkways
• Driveways
• Patios
• Colored
• Aggregate
• Block Walls
• Retaining walls
• Stamped Concrete
• Ornamental concrete
• Swimming pool removal
Tom 650.834.2365
Licensed Bonded and Insured
Since 1985 License # 752250
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Tree Service
Hillside Tree
Family Owned Since 2000
• Trimming Pruning
• Shaping
• Large Removal
• Stump Grinding
The Daily Journal
to get 10% off
for new customers
Call Luis (650) 704-9635
• Entryways • Kitchens
• Decks • Bathrooms
• Tile Repair • Floors
• Grout Repair • Fireplaces
Call Mario Cubias for Free Estimates
Lic.# 955492
Window Washing
California law requires that contractors
taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
tor’s State License Board. State law also
requires that contractors include their li-
cense number in their advertising. You
can check the status of your licensed
contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-
321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking
jobs that total less than $500 must state
in their advertisements that they are not
licensed by the Contractors State Li-
cense Board.
Tax Preparation
& Representation
Bookkkeeping - Accounting
Phone 650-245-7645
alancecchi@yahoo .com
San Mateo Since 1976
Law Office of Jason Honaker
Chapter 7 &13
Call us for a consultation
Cypress Lawn
1370 El Camino Real
Sporting apparel from your
49ers, Giants & Warriors,
low prices, large selection.
450 W. San Bruno Ave.
San Bruno
Dental Services
a clear alternative to braces even for
patients who have
been told that they were not invisalign
235 N SAN MATEO DR #300,
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
Spanish and Tagalog Spoken
15 El Camino Real,
Dental Implants
Free Consultation& Panoramic
Digital Survey
1101 El Camino RL ,San Bruno
invites you to mix & mingle at
replay on
Friday, August 8th
from 7pm till midnight!
Live DJs and specialty cocktails at W
XYZ bar to start your weekend!
401 East Millbrae Ave. Millbrae
Foster City-San Mateo
The Clubhouse Bistro
Wedding, Event &
Meeting Facilities
(650) 295-6123
1221 Chess Drive Foster City
Hwy 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit
Happy Hour 4-6• M-F
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
Try Grill & Vine’s
new Summer menu with
2 for 1 entrée specials
every Saturday in August!
1 Old Bayshore, Millbrae
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1050 Admiral Ct., #A
San Bruno
Because Flavor Still Matters
365 B Street
San Mateo
Steak & Seafood
1390 El Camino Real
Lunch• Dinner• Wknd Breakfast
Scandinavian &
American Classics
742 Polhemus Rd. San Mateo
HI 92 De Anza Blvd. Exit
(650) 726-5727
Pillar Point Harbor:
1 Johnson Pier
Half Moon Bay
Oyster Point Marina
95 Harbor Master Rd..
South San Francisco
San Mateo , Redwood City,
Half Moon Bay
Call (650)579-1500
for simply better banking
Bedroom Express
Where Dreams Begin
2833 El Camino Real
San Mateo - (650)458-8881
184 El Camino Real
So. S. Francisco -(650)583-2221
Bedroom Express
Where Dreams Begin
2833 El Camino Real
San Mateo - (650)458-8881
184 El Camino Real
So. S. Francisco -(650)583-2221
Tons of Furniture to match
your lifestyle
Peninsula Showroom:
930 El Camino Real, San Carlos
Ask us about our
(650) 588-8886
Tactical and
Hunting Accessories
360 El Camino Real, San Bruno
Health & Medical
Spinal Decompression
Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C.
177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
Save $500 on
Implant Abutment &
Crown Package.
Call Millbrae Dental
for details
1159 Broadway
Dr. Andrew Soss
Train to become a Licensed
Vocational Nurse in 12 months or a
Certified Nursing Assistant in as little
as 8 weeks.
Call (800) 339-5145 for more
information or visit
ncpcollegeofnursing.edu and
We can treat it
without CPAP!
Call for a free
sleep apnea screening
Millbrae Dental
We are looking for quality
caregivers for adults
with developmental
disabilities. If you have a
spare bedroom and a
desire to open your
home and make a
difference, attend an
information session:
Thursdays 11:00 AM
1710 S. Amphlett Blvd.
Suite 230
San Mateo
(near Marriott Hotel)
Please call to RSVP
(650)389-5787 ext.2
Competitive Stipend offered.
Eric L. Barrett,
Barrett Insurance Services
CA. Insurance License #0737226
Personal & Professional Service
(650) 854-8963
Bay Area Health Insurance Marketing
CA License 0C60215
a Diamond Certified Company
est. 1979
We Buy Coins, Jewelry, Watches,
Platinum, Diamonds.
Expert fine watch & jewelry repair.
Deal with experts.
1211 Burlingame Ave. Burlingame
(650) 347-7007
Metal Detecting
In sand, grass or water
Serving Peninsula & Bay Area.
Contact Marshall
at (800) 214-8534 or
Legal Services
Non-Attorney document
preparation: Divorce,
Pre-Nup, Adoption, Living Trust,
Conservatorship, Probate,
Notary Public. Response to
Lawsuits: Credit Card
Issues, Breach of Contract
Jeri Blatt, LDA #11
Registered & Bonded
"I am not an attorney. I can only
provide self help services at your
specific direction."
Are you age 62+ & own your
Call for a free, easy to read
brochure or quote
Carol Bertocchini, CPA
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Massage Therapy
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with this ad
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1838 El Camino #103, Burlingame
$55 per Hour
Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm
633 Veterans Blvd., #C
Redwood City
Foot Massage $19.99
Body Massage $44.99/hr
10 am - 10 pm
1115 California Dr. Burlingame
$40 for 1/2 hour
Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City
7 days a week, 9:30am-9:30pm
Aria Spa,
Foot & Body Massage
9:30 am - 9:30 pm, 7 days
1141 California Dr (& Broadway)
(650) 558-8188
• Newly remodeled
• New Masseuses every two
$50/Hr. Special
2305-A Carlos St.,
Moss Beach
(Cash Only)
Prenatal, Reiki, Energy
$20 OFF your First Treatment
(not valid with other promotions)
1730 S. Amphlett Blvd. #206
San Mateo
Pet Services
Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital
Free New Client Exam
(650) 325-5671
Open Nights & Weekends
Real Estate Loans
We Fund Bank Turndowns!
Equity based direct lender
Homes • Multi-family
Mixed-use • Commercial
Good or Bad Credit
Purchase / Refinance/
Cash Out
Investors welcome
Loan servicing since 1979
Wachter Investments, Inc.
Real Estate Broker #746683
Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System ID #348268
CA Bureau of Real Estate
Independent Living, Assisted Liv-
ing, and Memory Care. full time R.N.
Please call us at (650)742-9150 to
schedule a tour, to pursue your life-
long dream.
Marymount Greenhills
Retirement Center
1201 Broadway
Millbrae, Ca 94030
Where every child is a gift from God
High Academic Standards
Small Class Size
South San Francisco
24-hour Assisted Living Care
located in Burlingame
Mills Estate Villa
Burlingame Villa
Short Term Stays
Dementia & Alzheimers Care
Hospice Care
24/7 Care Provider
1818 Gilbreth Rd., Ste 127
CNA, HHA & Companion Help
Best Kept Secret in Town !
Independent Living, Assisted Living
and Skilled Nursing Care.
Daily Tours/Complimentary Lunch
900 Sixth Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 595-7750
Cruises • Land & Family vacations
Personalized & Experienced
Family Owned & Operated
Since 1939
1495 Laurel St. SAN CARLOS
Massage Therapy
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