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By Samantha Weigel
After more than 17 years of service and
weathering tumultuous political storms,
Peter Grenell, general manager of the San
Mateo County Harbor District, unexpected-
ly announced his retirement.
Grenell, 75, informed the Board of
Commissioners Wednesday night he would
be leaving the district
effective Jan. 3, 2015.
Grenell, who also previ-
ously served as the exec-
utive director of the
California Coastal
Conservancy, said he’s
considered retirement for
several years and with
the recent birth of his
first grandchild, decided to focus on time
with his family.
“I applaud him for his strength to be able
to come up and make that decision, I’m sure
it wasn’t an easy decision because he is
good at what he does,” said Pietro
Parravano, president of the Board of
Commissioners. “I’ve seen him continue
his dedication toward the betterment of
coastal communities and the sustainability
of marine resources. … I think the district is
in a better place because of what he’s done.”
Grenell’s announcement came just weeks
after his employment contract was extended
another two years and two months before a
pivotal election which has three incum-
bents running against six challengers.
Commissioners Jim Tucker and Wi l l
Holsinger said they believe Grenell’s retire-
Harbor District headto retire
General Manager Peter Grenell announces departure amidbubbling controversy
Peter Grenell
Diedre Shaw stands in front of the trees that she says were severely trimmed behind her Burlingame home.
Residents sue
city over Holly
Street changes
Parking, public noticing at issue, city
attorney says lawsuit ‘no impediment’
By Michelle Durand
The San Carlos City Council’s approval of restriping
Holly Street into a multi-lane road with significant restrict-
ed street parking violated environmental and open meeting
laws, according to two residents who filed suit Wednesday in
a bid to stop the upcoming work.
But City Attorney Greg Rubens says the lawsuit, which
said includes misconceptions about the legal requirements
of the city’s actions, is “no impediment” to the work.
Notices were expected to go out to residents and property
owners Thursday with work beginning Sept. 15 or 16, said
Public Works Director Jay Walter.
However, the lawsuit filed by Rick Martinez and Alicia
Cabrera argues that the vote allowing the changes to Holly
Street is invalid because residents were not given enough
City moving smoking
prohibitions forward
Foster City moves to regulate apartments,
not restaurants; more discussion coming
By Samantha Weigel
Developing an ordinance to deter unwanted exposure to
secondhand smoke has been a long and controversial
process for the Foster City Council and despite part of its
ordinance going into effect this week, it has yet to finalize
regulations for smoking in apartments and at restaurants.
The council met Tuesday in an attempt to further amend its
new ordinance to address smoking in apartments, condos
By Angela Swartz
Some Burlingame residents are up in
arms about seven to 12 oak trees that
were significantly trimmed down in the
Ray Park neighborhood.
The trees, which were on either pri-
vate or city-owned property, were
removed from Mills Canyon between
Valdivia Way and Toledo Court on Aug.
21 per a permit taken out by a
Burlingame resident. Diedre Shaw, a
resident of Valdivia Way for 14 years,
said she returned from vacation in New
York and discovered the trees behind
Tree trimming causes turmoil
Neighbor: Burlingame trees were ‘decimated,’ other thinks it’s an overreaction
See SMOKE, Page 22
See HOLLY, Page 22
See TREES, Page 6
See GRENELL, Page 23
Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 • Vol XV, Edition 17
Surgery on ailing Great
Dane yields 43 1/2 socks
PORTLAND, Ore. — The 3-year-old
Great Dane was miserable and retching
when its owners rushed him to a north-
west Portland emergency animal hos-
It was something he ate!
X-rays showed a stomach full of “a
large quantity of foreign material.”
Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr.
Ashley Magee had the answer — the
dog had consumed 43 1/2 socks.
DoveLewis Emergency Animal
Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch
said it’s perhaps the strangest case in
the hospital’s history, The Oregonian
So strange that the hospital entered
last February’s tale, complete with X-
rays, in an annual contest sponsored
by the vet magazine, Veterinary
Practice News, and won a prize.
Fittingly enough, the contest is called
“They Ate WHAT?”
Even stranger. The $1,500 first
place winner was a Plano, Texas, ani-
mal hospital that treated an exotic
frog that ate more than 30 small orna-
mental rocks from its cage.
The DoveLewis entry summary says
the Great Dane was discharged home a
day after surgery. Harch says the own-
ers aren’t available for comment but
she confirms the dog is alive. No word
on what he’s eaten lately.
Woman accused of
shoplifting $144 in eye shadow
Arkansas woman whose mug shot
shows her in heavy aqua and maroon
eye shadow is accused of shoplifting
$144 in makeup.
Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas,
arrested 31-year-old Brandy Allen,
accusing her of stuffing handfuls of
eye shadow into her purse Monday.
Officers said that, after being con-
fronted, Allen went on a profanity-
laced tirade and tried to damage make-
up as she pulled it out of her purse so
the items would appear used.
The Washington County jail said
Wednesday that Allen was released on
$830 bond on charges of shoplifting
and disorderly conduct. Jailers did not
have a record of whether Allen had a
lawyer. Atelephone number could not
be found for the woman in
Oops: College exams
already had all the answers
VIENNA — Students in Austria sit-
ting down to take university entrance
exams this week found themselves
with a guaranteed pass — at least for a
minute or two. The answers were
already filled in.
The University of Salzburg says 144
would-be psychology students were
given wrong envelopes Tuesday.
Instead of the normal tests, they were
handed copies with answers meant for
the professors grading them.
The exams were quickly collected.
Paul Lengenfelder of the university’s
psychology department said Thursday
that the students will be re-tested next
UMass starts semester
with giant clambake
AMHERST, Mass. — The new
school year at the University of
Massachusetts has started with a
record-setting feast.
More than 3,000 traditional New
England clambake dinners were served
on the Amherst campus on Monday.
Chefs prepared more than 3,000
lobsters, 6,000 little neck clams,
3,000 steamers, more than 6,000 ears
of corn and 1,500 pounds of potatoes
for students and staff.
There was no previous record for
largest New England clambake, but
Guinness World Record officials had
set a minimum bar at 1,500 meals in
eight hours. UMass reached that mark
in about an hour.
Ken Toong, executive director of
auxiliary services, says most of the
food was locally sourced, and all
waste, including plates and flatware,
will be composted.
The $70,000 cost of the clambake
was covered entirely by donations and
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Actor Michael
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
The First Battle of the Marne, result-
ing in a French-British victory over
Germany, began during World War I.
“Those who foresee the future and
recognize it as tragic are often seized by a madness
which forces them to commit the very acts which
makes it certain that what they dread shall happen.”
— Dame Rebecca West, Irish author and journalist
Bob Newhart is 85.
Actress Rose
McGowan is 41.
San Mateo Firefighters attend to one of two pedestrian that were hit while crossing the street near the food court at the Hillsdale
Shopping Center in San Mateo Thursday afternoon.
Friday: Cloudy in the morning then
becoming sunny. Patchy fog and drizzle
in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s to
lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Fri day ni ght: Mostly clear in the
evening then becoming cloudy. Patchy
fog after midnight. Lows in the upper
50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny.
Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s to lower
70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear in the evening then becom-
ing mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the
upper 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
sunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1774, the first Continental Congress assembled in
In 1793, the Reign of Terror began during the French
Revolution as the National Convention instituted harsh
measures to repress counter-revolutionary activities.
I n 1836, Sam Houston was elected president of the
Republic of Texas.
In 1864, voters in Louisiana approved a new state constitu-
tion abolishing slavery.
In 1913, fire devastated Hot Springs, Arkansas, destroying
some 60 blocks.
I n 1939, four days after war had broken out in Europe,
President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation
declaring U.S. neutrality in the conflict.
I n 1957, the novel “On the Road,” by Jack Kerouac, was
first published by Viking Press.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation
making aircraft hijackings a federal crime.
I n 1972, the Palestinian group Black September attacked
the Israeli Olympic delegation at the Munich Games; 11
Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the
resulting siege.
In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his
life by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a disciple of Charles
Manson, in Sacramento, California.
I n 1984, the space shuttle Discovery ended its inaugural
flight as it landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
In 1997, breaking the royal reticence over the death of
Princess Diana, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II delivered a tele-
vised address in which she called her former daughter-in-law
“a remarkable person.” Mother Teresa died in Calcutta, India,
at age 87; conductor Sir Georg Solti died in France at age 84.
In other news ...
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Answer: His story about the Liberty Bell didn’t —
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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Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul A. Volcker is
87. Actress-singer Carol Lawrence is 82. Actor William
Devane is 75. Actor George Lazenby is 75. Actress Raquel
Welch is 74. Movie director Werner Herzog is 72. Singer Al
Stewart is 69. Actor-director Dennis Dugan is 68. College
Football Hall of Famer Jerry LeVias is 68. Singer Loudon
Wainwright III is 68. “Cathy” cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is
64. Country musician Jamie Oldaker (The Tractors) is 63.
Actress Debbie Turner-Larson (Film: Marta in “The Sound of
Music”) is 58. Actress Kristian Alfonso is 51. Rhythm-and-
blues singer Terry Ellis is 51. Rock musician Brad Wilk is 46.
The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,
No.12,in first place;Money Bags,No.11,in second
place;and Gorgeous George,No.8,in third place.
The race time was clocked at 1:48.79.
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Sept. 3 Powerball
2 5 12 18 38
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Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Grand theft. A theft was reported on the
2200 block of St. Francis Way before 7 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Burglary. Avehicle was burglarized on the
400 block of Industrial Road before 8:30
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Vandal i sm. An incident of vandalism
occurred on the 200 block of Old County
Road before 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Arre s t. A woman was arrested for driving
while intoxicated on the 900 block of
Sunset Drive before 1:35 p.m, Monday,
Sept. 1.
Burglary. Acar was broken into on the 600
block of Skyway Road before 10:07 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31.
Vandal i sm. An incident of vandalism
occurred on the 600 block of Skyway Road
before 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.
Hit-and-run. A driver reported a hit-and-
run and then followed the other driver on
Virginia Avenue and Kansas Street before
9:49 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.
Suspi ci ous person. A person on a bike
was going door to door praying and then
knocking on the doors before 6:51 p.m. on
Bain Place and Glenwood Drive Saturday,
Aug. 30.
Burglary. A home undergoing fumigation
had a hole cut in the tent while the owners
were out of town on Fulton Street before
1:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.
Found propert y. Ajacket was found with
drugs in the pocket on Brewster Avenue
before 1:11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.
Vandalism. Atruck had a window shattered
while parked on El Camino Real before 7:50
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.
Possessi on of cont rol l ed substance.
Awoman was found to be under the influence
and in possession of a controlled substance
on the 700 block of Broadway before 1:26
a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Arre s t. Aman was arrested for a burglary on
the 500 block of El Camino Real before
10:01 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Police reports
What a dog
Aperson reported that a man was talk-
ing dirty to their cat through the second
story window on Nueva Avenue in
Redwood City before 4:19 a.m. Friday,
Aug. 29.
Arrest in San Mateo armed robbery
ASan Francisco man was arrested for rob-
bing a cellphone store on the 1700 block of
Gum Street in San Mateo with a handgun
after a witness description and partial
license plate number led police to the area of
25th and Palm avenues about a mile away
where the suspect was spotted.
At approximately 11:10 a.m., the man,
identified as Tajri Turner, 23, allegedly
entered the Verizon Wireless store and
demanded merchandise from a worker at gun-
point. He grabbed the worker by the shirt,
forced him to a rear storage room and ordered
him to put brand-new cellphones in a bag.
He then fled the scene, according to police.
With the description and partial license
plate number, police were able to quickly
locate a vehicle matching the description
about a mile away. Police watched the unoc-
cupied vehicle until Turner arrived. Around 2
p.m., Turner attempted to flee and, after a
short foot pursuit, was arrested without inci-
dent at 25th Avenue and El Camino Real,
according to police.
Subsequent search of Turner’s vehicle
located the stolen cellphones and the
firearm used in the robbery. There were no
injuries to the victim and the investigation
is continuing, according to police.
Turner was booked into San Mateo County
Jail for armed robbery and kidnapping,
since he allegedly took the worker against
his will into a different room.
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Caltrain to purchase
additional rail cars
Caltrain announced plans to purchase 16
surplus Metrolink rail cars for $15 million at
Thursday’s Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers
Board, according to the transit agency.
The Bombardier Bi-Level Generation 2 rail
cars will be purchased from Southern
California Regional Rail Authority, which
operates the Metrolink service. While these
cars are similar to the Bombardier vehicles
Caltrain uses, they have been phased out of
use on the Metrolink system. The rail cars
will require substantial rehabilitation and
placing the cars into service could take up to
a year, according to the transit agency.
The additional cars are intended to provide
short-term capacity relief on peak-hour
trains, which frequently experience standing-
room-only conditions. The majority of this
funding will be covered by a farebox revenue
bond and Caltrain will cover the remaining
funds by reinvesting surplus farebox revenue
into the rail car purchase, according to the
transit agency.
Trains are currently configured with five
cars, which include two bike cars. Trains can
carry between 550 and 650 seated passengers.
The equipment will be used to expand a num-
ber of peak hour trains to six cars, according
to the transit agency.
Certain station platforms may be unable to
accommodate the longer train sets. Caltrain is
reviewing this issue and plans to make plat-
form improvements before putting the trains
into service, according to the transit agency.
VA employee sentenced to
six months jail for stealing gas
A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
employee was sentenced Wednesday to six
months in jail in Redwood City for stealing
more than $4,000 worth of gas from the VA
over the past year, San Mateo County prose-
cutors said Thursday.
Matthew Johnson, 49, pleaded no contest
to embezzlement for using a work-issued gas
card to fill up his personal vehicle, according
to the District Attorney’s Office.
He initially was caught taking $319 worth
of gas between Aug. 2 and Aug. 25, but further
investigation indicated that he had used work-
issued gas cards to fill up his own car more
than 100 times during the last year — steal-
ing a total of $4,505.
San Mateo County Superior Court Judge
Jonathan Karesh sentenced Johnson to six
months in jail and three years’ probation. He
also must pay the $4,505 in restitution to the
VA, prosecutors said.
Johnson remains free on $15,000 bail and
will face further proceedings in veterans’
court, prosecutors said.
• State Sen. Jerry
Hi l l , D- San
Mat eo, will
announce he is intro-
ducing ratepayer pro-
tection legislation
to ensure that the bulk of the $1.4 billion
fine against Paci fic Gas and Electric for
the deadly 2010 San Bruno explosion is
spent on pipeline improvements and relat-
ed safety measures at a press conference
State regulators announced the proposed
fine this week, just days before the fourth
anniversary of the disaster.
Under the fine, which was proposed by
two administrative judges hired by the
Cal i f orni a Publ i c Ut i l i t i es
Commi ssi on, only $400 million would
go for pipeline improvements, about $50
million would be allotted to enhance
pipeline safety and $950 million would go
to the state general fund. The $950 million
could be spent in other regions of the state,
but that allocation would come at the
expense of customers in PG&E’s service
area, who already are expected to face $12
billion in rate hikes to pay for PG&E’s
work to bring its pipeline system up to
modern standards, according to Hill’s
Hill’s legislation would prevent cus-
tomers from bearing even more costs relat-
ed to pipeline modernization and safety
measures. The bill would also promote
continued focus on pipeline safety
improvements in two ways: The bill would
establish an independent monitor, who
would oversee PG&E’s use of customers’
money for safety upgrades, and it would
fund a pipeline safety trust for California
— a similar entity was created in
Washington state after a deadly pipeline
disaster in 1999, according to Hill’s office.
The press conference is 11:15 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 5 in front of the Cal i forni a
Publ i c Ut i l i t i es Commi s s i on
Bui l di ng, 505 Van Ness Ave., San
• The city of Burlingame is currently
accepting applications to fill two vacan-
cies on the Storm Drain Oversight
Commi ttee.
In May 2009, the voters approved the
storm drain fee ballot measure to upgrade
the storm drainage system to alleviate
chronic flooding and protect public health
and safety. The ballot measure included a
citizens oversight committee to ensure
funds collected from the storm drain fees
are spent only on the storm drainage pro-
The committee consists of three mem-
bers and generally meets once a year.
To apply, complete the application and
supplemental questionnaire at
Acomplete application must be submit-
ted by Sept. 30.
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Crews contain large
fire in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco fire
officials say crews have contained a large
blaze that damaged two buildings in the
city’s Mission District.
Firefighters were able to get a handle on
the blaze about three hours after it began. At
least two firefighters and two civilians have
been treated for smoke inhalation.
Mayor Ed Lee says he was grateful that
there were no serious injuries reported. A
second building was also damaged.
San Francisco Fire Department spokes-
woman Mindy Talmadge says more than 100
firefighters were battling the blaze, which
started shortly after 1 p.m.
The fire apparently began inside a retail
store in a two-story building and quickly
grew from two to five alarms in an hour.
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said fire
inspectors came out to the store at least
twice since 2009 following customer com-
plaints of overcrowding.
No violations were issued.
Chevron fined $278,000
over Richmond plant problems
SAN FRANCISCO — Chevron has agreed
to pay more than a quarter-million dollars
for air-quality violations at its Richmond
The San Francisco Bay Area Air-Quality
Management District announced the settle-
ment on Thursday. The $278,000 civil
penalty covers 27 violations at Chevron’s
Richmond plant between 2011 and 2013.
The air-quality district says the violations
included vapor leaks, improper permitting
and other problems at the Richmond plant.
By Scott Smith
FRESNO — Environmentalists filed a law-
suit Thursday against a federal agency, say-
ing it aims to protect the California spotted
owl living in the burned forests marked for
logging after the third-largest wildfire in
state history.
The Center for Biological Diversity and
two other groups seek an injunction against
the U.S. Forest Service, which unveiled a
plan last week to allow logging on 52
square miles of forest killed in the massive
central California blaze. The Rim Fire start-
ed Aug. 17, 2013, and scorched 400 square
miles of the Stanislaus National Forest,
Yosemite National Park’s backcountry and
private timber land.
The fire was the biggest in the Sierra
Nevada’s recorded history, destroyed 11
homes and cost more than $125 million to
fight .
Forest Service officials have defended the
plan, saying it strikes a balance between
logging and wildlife, including the spotted
owl. Georgia Dempsey, a Stanislaus
National Forest spokeswoman, declined to
comment on the lawsuit.
Chad Hanson of the Earth Island
Institute’s John Muir Project, one of the
plaintiffs, said forestry officials ignored
research that shows spotted owls — which
are generally in decline — have begun to
thrive in the dead snag forests that burned
and are now marked for logging.
“They’re so busy trying to generate rev-
enue for their budget from this logging,”
Hanson said.
Spotted owls are not listed as threatened
or endangered, but their survival depends on
dead forests, which is the bird’s prime hunt-
ing habitat, Hanson said. The suit seeks to
stop logging on 40 percent of the designat-
ed area, leaving plenty for the timber indus-
try, he said. The owls need a buffer of about
1 mile between their nests or roosting sites
and logging operations.
Mike Albrecht, co-owner of the logging
firm Sierra Resources Management, said he
expected the lawsuit but was nonetheless
disappointed. He estimates the timber in the
designated area is valued between $5 mil-
lion and $8 million, and the logging could
generate up to 1,800 jobs for two years.
“All we can hope is that we have a judge
that looks at this and sees that it is a well-
thought-out plan and had something for
everyone,” he said.
Wildlife groups sue feds
over California logging
Around the Bay
An active logging site is pictured among burned trees from last year’s Rim fire near Groveland.
Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
her house were stumps.
“I’m just devastated,” she said. “There was
no notice about trees being cut down. I came
back and burst into tears. … They were so
big and gorgeous; they were the reason I
bought the house. … It’s incompetence on
top of incompetence in the city of trees, and
then they (city officials) tell me the ordi-
nances aren’t clear. The bottom line is they
allowed 12 oak trees to be cut down.”
Because of the issue, the city has con-
tracted with two independent arborists to
evaluate the condition of the trees and is in
the process of investigating the matter, said
Parks and Recreation Director Margaret
Glomstad. The arborists will confirm exact-
ly how many trees were affected, she said.
“Once the evaluation of the trees and
investigation are completed, the city will
be assessing their options,” Glomstad
wrote in an email.
The trees were not removed but topped,
over-thinned and improperly pruned beyond
acceptable International Society of
Arboriculture standards, said Bob Disco,
park supervisor and city arborist, in an
email. The investigators will look into if
any remedial work needs to be done to
improve the trees’ survival, he said.
The trees were very poorly cut, Mayor
Michael Brownrigg acknowledged.
“I believe they were terribly, terribly
butchered,” he said. “We’re still trying to
figure out where the boundaries are. For sure,
we will make sure this doesn’t happen
again. If there is a weakness in the applica-
tion process, we absolutely will fix that.”
Rosalyn Yu, the neighbor who took out
the permit to have the trees thinned and
cleaned, moved into the house in 2013 and
said the underbrush, huge bushes and leaves
were a fire hazard and she did want to help
with her view. She notes she also had pine
and eucalyptus trees trimmed. She contends
this is all on city-owned property, but the
city is still looking into if this was the
case, as some of the trees could have been in
a 10-foot easement behind Shaw’s home
that is her property.
“I don’t feel the trees were trimmed exces-
sively,” she said. “In the past, our neigh-
bors had done the same to the same type of
trees. I’m very sorry that they’re upset and
if it’s changed their view. … We have little
kids so we just wanted to clean it up basical-
l y. … I’m very sad this has become such an
issue. It’s starting to feel very accusatory. ”
She notes the arborist did sign off on the
Conversely, Bill Sexton, who moved to
the neighborhood in 1949, said he wants
accountability and for this not to happen
again. He described the trimmed trees
behind his property as, “naked, barren 20
foot stumps” and a “decimation.”
“We spent hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars to make our backyards exceptional,” he
said. “How it helps the people live on the
other side of the property was for a view.
Two San Francisco arborist says the trees
were more than 50 years old. These are
sacred. ... They (the neighbors who trimmed
the trees) never had a view. ”
He noted there were bird nests in the parts
of the trees that were cut. Birds are coming
back looking for their nests, he said. This
led 5-year-old Isabella, who lives in one of
the properties bordering where the trees
were cut to write a letter with hand-drawn
pictures to Brownrigg about her concern for
the birds.
“Most of the birdies’ nests went down,”
she said. “I saw a bobcat scratching the
Continued from page 1
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown’s
long-shot Republican challenger blasted
him for failing to do enough to land a
Tesla battery plant Thursday during the
only scheduled debate of this year’s gover-
nor’s race, a testy, hour-long exchange
that also featured clashes over teacher
tenure and the costs of combating climate
The debate came the same day that Tesla
and Nevada’s governor announced that the
California-born electric car maker would
build its factory near Reno. California was
one of five states trying to lure the plant
and its 6,500 manufacturing jobs.
GOP candidate Neel
Kashkari cited it as an
example of the Brown
administration’s failure
to improve California’s
business climate, which
is routinely cited as
among the worst in the
“Governor Brown has-
n’t done the work,”
Kashkari said.
Brown responded by saying that Tesla
wanted a huge cash payment up front that
would have been unfair to California tax-
payers. And the price to Nevada for appar-
ently winning the Tesla lottery was indeed
steep — up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks
over 20 years that
includes waving sales
and uses taxes, property
and payroll taxes.
Thursday’s debate is
the only time the two are
scheduled to meet during
the fall campaign and
provided the best chance
for the little known and
under-funded Kashkari to
introduce himself to a
famously fickle California electorate. The
debate in a cramped television studio
across from the state Capitol took place
on the opening night of the NFL season, a
scheduling conflict that likely did not
work in Kashkari’s favor.
The former U.S. Treasury official never-
theless made the most of the opportunity,
hitting the Democratic incumbent on a
wide range of issues, from Brown’s sup-
port to a ban on plastic shopping bags to
his refusal to stop what is expected to be a
steep rise in gasoline prices next year
because of the state’s global warming law.
Brown compared the oil companies’
threat to boost gas prices next to their
fight decades ago against California’s
fuel-efficiency standards, which are now
the national norm. In supporting the
state’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas
emissions, Brown warned of the dangers
from climate change, including rising sea
levels and more devastating wildfires.
“We have to do something,” he said.
Brown slammed over Tesla in California debate
Jerry Brown Neel Kashkari
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Quilting by the Bay
Quilt Show
Onetta Harris Community Center
100 Terminal Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Admission $10. Accompanied children under 12 – FREE
Gorgeous quilts, vendors, boutique, food,
children’s treasure hunt plus
featured artist
Sylvia Gegaregian
September 20
10am – 5pm
September 21
10am – 4pm
Driving Directions to:
Onetta Harris Community Center
100 Terminal Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025
From the NORTH
Take US101 South to CA-84 E/Marsh Road
toward Dumbarton Bridge
Turn left onto CA-84E/Marsh Road
Turn right onto Bayfront Parkway
Take the 2nd right, onto Chilco Street
Turn Right onto Terminal Avenue
Take US101 North to
Merge onto Willow Road/CA114 via Exit 404A
toward CA-84E/Fremont
Turn left onto Newbridge Street
Turn right onto Windermere Street
Turn slight left onto Chilco Street
Turn left onto Terminal Avenue
From the East Bay
Take the Dumbarton Bridge
CA-84W towards (parital toll road)
Turn left onto Willow Road
Turn right onto Hamilton Avenue
Turn right onto Chilco Street
Take the first left onto Terminal Avenue
Thirty-two states ask
Supreme Court to settle gay marriage
BOSTON — Thirty-two states that either allow gay mar-
riage or have banned it asked the U.S. Supreme Court on
Thursday to settle the issue once and for all.
Fifteen states that allow gay marriage, led by
Massachusetts, filed a brief asking the justices to take up
three cases from Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma and overturn
bans. And 17 other states, led by Colorado, that have
banned the practice asked the court to hear cases from Utah
and Oklahoma to clear up a “morass” of lawsuits, but didn’t
urge the court to rule one way or another.
The filing came as a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled that same-sex
marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitution-
al. The unanimous decision Thursday criticized the justifica-
tions both states gave, several times singling out the argu-
ment that marriage between a man and a woman is tradition.
There are, the court noted, good and bad traditions.
The experience of Massachusetts — the first state to
legalize gay marriage — shows that allowing same-sex cou-
ples to wed has only benefited families and strengthened the
institution of marriage, said Attorney General Martha
“Laws that bar same-sex couples from marrying are dis-
criminatory and unconstitutional,” she said. “The time has
come for this critical issue to be resolved.”
Court grants Obama plea to re-hear health case
WASHINGTON — The federal appeals court in
Washington threw out a ruling Thursday that called into
question the subsidies that help millions of low- and mid-
dle-income people afford their premiums under the presi-
dent’s health care law.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia granted an Obama administration request to have
its full complement of judges re-hear a challenge to regula-
tions that allow health insurance tax credits under the
Affordable Care Act for consumers in all 50 states.
The announcement diminishes the prospect of Supreme
Court review of the issue in the near term. The initial 2-1
appeals court ruling in Washington came out the same day
that a panel of appellate judges in Richmond, Virginia,
unanimously sided with the administration on the same
The health law’s opponents had hoped that the split rul-
ings would lead the high court to take up the issue soon.
Two Bitcoin operators
plead guilty in Silk Road case
NEW YORK — The top executive of a New York City-
based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger
pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges, admitting that
they enabled the digital currency to be funneled to the black
market website Silk Road.
Charlie Shrem, 24, of Manhattan, pleaded guilty in feder-
al court there to aiding and abetting the operation of an unli-
censed money transmitting business, while Robert Faiella,
54, of Cape Coral, Florida, pleaded guilty to operating an
unlicensed money transfer business.
Sentencing was set for Jan. 20, when each faces as much
as five years in prison.
Around the nation
By Joseph Pisani
NEW YORK — Police handcuffed
dozens of protesters who blocked traf-
fic in dozens of cities across the coun-
try on Thursday in their latest attempt
to escalate efforts to get McDonald’s ,
Burger King and other fast-food com-
panies to pay employees at least $15
an hour.
The protests, which were planned by
labor organizers for about 150 cities
nationwide throughout Thursday, are
part of a campaign called “Fight for
Since the efforts began in late 2012,
organizers have switched up their tac-
tics every few months to bring atten-
tion to the protests, which have
attracted spotty crowds. Organizers
previously said they planned to
engage in nonviolent civil disobedi-
ence on Thursday, which they predicted
might lead to arrests.
In New York, 19 people were arrested
on Thursday for blocking traffic, with
at least three people wearing
McDonald’s uniforms taken away by
police officers after standing in the
middle of a busy street near Times
Square. About two dozen protesters
were detained in Detroit after they
wouldn’t move out of a street near a
McDonald’s restaurant. Others were
apprehended by police in Chicago, Las
Vegas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami
and Denver.
In Milwaukee, Democratic U.S.
Congresswoman Gwen Moore was
taken away in handcuffs by police for
blocking traffic at a McDonald’s .
“I take great pride in supporting
Milwaukee workers as they risk arrest
in pursuit of a brighter tomorrow for
their families,” Moore said in a state-
ment through her communications
director, Eric Harris.
Tyree Johnson also was among
those hauled away in Chicago.
Johnson earns $8.45 an hour after
working at a Chicago McDonald’s for
more than two decades. “I’ve been
there 22 years and I can’t help my fam-
i l y,” he said.
Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies
A fast-food worker is arrested by Boston police officers after he and others blocked
a major intersection in downtown Boston, Mass.
Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
he Skylawn Memorial Park
will host a screening of the
award-winning documentary film
“A wi l l of t he Woods . ”
The film is about natural burials,
which means using a biodegradable cas-
ket or shroud and not using embalming
chemicals or having the casket enclosed
in a cement vault. The natural burial
movement started in England about 20
years ago and there are now more than
250 natural burial cemeteries and only a
few dozen in the United States.
The screening is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.
12 at the Skylawn Memorial Park at
State Route 92 and Skyline Boulevard.
Foster City is partnering with the
Housi ng Endowment and Regi onal
Trust of San Mateo County
(HEART) to offer a first-time homebuy-
er workshop.
HEART and Meri west Mort gage
offer a down payment loan and mortgage
program to help first-time homebuyers
in San Mateo County buy a home with a
5 percent down and no PMI.
The workshop is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Fost er Ci t y
Recreati on Center, 650 Shell Blvd.,
Foster City.
Space is limited and attendees must
register in advance. For more informa-
tion visit www.heartofsmc.org or con-
tact Paul a Sti nson of HEART at (650)
872-4444 or John Souza with
Meriwest Mortgage at (408) 849-7115.
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Journal. Email the picture along with
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The Burl i ngame Hi l l l sborough
Hi st ory Museum is presenting a new
exhibit, “Then and Now” featuring
200 images reflecting more than a centu-
ry of change 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 7 at the Burl i ngame Avenue
Cal trai n Stati on, 290 California
Looking for some furniture, jewelry,
sporting goods, antiques and clothing
steals? Head over to San Bruno Ci ty
Park 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 and
check out 80 flea market booths.
Vendor spaces are sold out for the
September market, but if you have any
questions, contact the Recreation Center
at 616-7180. Admission is free.
In honor of Nat i onal Wi l dl i f e Day
Friday, San Francisco-based nonprofit
Everybody Sol ar has announced it
will crowdsource a new commercial solar
project for Wi l dl i f e As s oci at es, the
wildlife sanctuary located in Half Moon
Bay. The 25 kilowatt solar array will
help Wi l dl i f e As s oci at es cut its annu-
al electric bill by $10,000 annually and
enable it to reallocate these funds to
their core mission of taking care of wild
animals like cougars, condors, ant-eaters
and other animals and educating the
community about the importance of
wildlife conservation and sustainability.
The Reporters’ Notebook is a weekly collection
of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily
Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
By Robert Burns
WASHINGTON — A “friendly fire” inci-
dent in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. sol-
diers and one Afghan in June was caused by a
series of avoidable miscommunications
among air and ground forces, according to a
military investigation report released
The report from U.S. Central Command,
which oversees operations in Afghanistan,
cited a collective failure by soldiers, com-
manders and air crew members to execute the
fundamentals of the mission. As a result, the
five Americans and one Afghan were mistak-
en for enemy forces and were attacked with
two laser-guided bombs.
Many details of the report were blacked
out before its public release.
The incident was one of the deadliest
friendly fire episodes of the entire war,
which began 13 years ago next month.
The crew of the Air Force B-1 bomber were
executing an authorized order, but they were
faulted by investigators for not taking rea-
sonable precautions to ensure they knew
where friendly forces were located. Despite
discrepancies in reported U.S. troop loca-
tions — suggesting that something may
have been amiss — the air crew did not take
necessary steps to validate its information
before launching the bombs, the report
Unidentified members of the ground
forces, which included an Army Special
Forces unit, were faulted for incorrectly
communicating some troops’ positions and
for not knowing that the B-1 bomber’s tar-
geting gear is incapable of detecting friend-
ly marking devices of the type used by U.S.
ground forces in the June 9 operation.
Mistaken U.S. bombing
was miscommunication
By Jonathan Paye-Layleh
and Sarah DiLorenzo
MONROVIA, Liberia — The American aid
agency announced Thursday it would donate
$75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in
Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and buy
130,000 more protective suits for health
care workers.
West Africa’s struggling health systems
have buckled under the pressure of an Ebola
outbreak that has already killed about 1,900
people. Nurses in Liberia are wearing rags
over their heads to protect themselves from
the dreaded disease, amid concerns that
shortages of protective gear throughout the
region are responsible for the high Ebola
death toll among health workers.
The U.S. Agency for International
Development also urged American health
care workers to respond to the outbreak.
Rajiv Shah, the agency’s administrator, told
the Associated Press that several hundred
more international experts are needed and
the agency will help send Americans health
care workers there.
U.S. providing $75 million to
expand Ebola care centers
Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Station Park Green
Traffic and parking at the proposed
Station Park Green development (in
the Kmart lot) will negatively impact
the quality of life in San Mateo and
nearby cities (“First review for
Station Park Green” in the Sept. 1
edition of the Daily Journal).
Alan Talansky, representative of
EBL&S, the developer, has stated that
the plans allow only 1.2 parking
spaces per unit in Station Park Green,
a huge complex that includes resi-
dences, office towers and retail busi-
The important consideration here,
besides congested traffic, is that there
will be no parking for anyone going
and coming. That includes office
workers who don’t take the train,
patrons of shops, visitors of any
kind and some residents, for even
commuters who train-it to work have
a car they use as well, sometimes two.
So, where will they park? Not on
Delaware — there’s no parking
allowed; not in the train station
where they have to pay; not in local
business lots where even now they
are roped off to the public; not on
side streets, for there are none.
They will park in the only place
they can, in the adjacent subdivision
of Eichler homes across Delaware
Street, Nineteenth Avenue/Park, an
established community of 267
homes, built in 1955. And the streets
in this area are already crowded with
residents’ cars.
As one of those residents of 45
years, I, and my neighbors, implore
the Planning Commission to take
EBL&S to task for its lack of con-
sciousness in this matter. I urge all
citizens to write Rick Bonilla, chair,
Planning Commission, San Mateo
City Hall.
Beverly Kalinin
San Mateo
To be counted in
strength and power
The current ISIS crisis being han-
dled by President Barack Obama
recalls to mind the Iran crisis during
the Carter administration. President
Jimmy Carter, in the eyes of Iranian
leaders, was considered weak and
inept, bungling the affair. The minute
President Ronald Reagan was sworn
in, Iran immediately sought an end to
the incident, because they respected
(feared) Reagan as a man of strength.
ISIS does not respect (fear) President
Obama. They see him as weak, inef-
fective and lacking leadership, and
therefore; the United States is in a
similar genre.
Isn’t it time, Mr. President, to stand
up and be counted in strength and
power and not bungle this too?
James G.B. DeMartini Jr.
Foster City
One of the funniest
columns I’ve read in my life
Michelle Durand’s column
“Squashed Hopes” (in the Sept. 4 edi-
tion of the Daily Journal) was my
favorite of hers yet, and one of the
funniest columns I’ve read in my life
(and I’m old — 58!).
Thanks for starting my day with a
good laugh! Your line about a trip to
Costco and delusions of grandeur was
the greatest. This column is a gem!
Carol DuCray
Letters to the editor
The Wall Street Journal
his week’s NATO summit in
Wales is billed as one of the
most important in its 65-year
history, and with good reason. The
Atlantic alliance needs to prove it is
serious about deterring the no longer
unthinkable prospect of another
major war in Europe.
Lest you think we overstate, on
Monday the Italian newspaper La
Repubblica quoted Vladimir Putin
telling European Commission
President José Manuel Barroso that
“if I want, I can take Kiev in two
weeks” — a statement the Kremlin did
not deny (though it did denounce the
leak). Putin is talking openly about
“New Russia,” with specific mention
of the cities of Kharkiv, Luhansk and
Donetsk in eastern Ukraine as well as
Odessa on the Black Sea.
Such talk may be bluster, but the
stealthy seizure of Crimea was sup-
posed to be unthinkable only a few
months ago. So was Russia’s inva-
sion of eastern Ukraine last month.
The problem with calling something
unthinkable is that it tends to dull the
thinking needed to keep it that way.
Europeans also thought the world
wars of the last century were unthink-
able right up until they broke out.
Wars happen when aggressors
detect the lack of will to stop them.
After Russia’s 2008 invasion of
Georgia, we warned that “Ukraine,
which has been pushing Russia to
move its Black Sea fleet’s headquar-
ters, could be next.” (“Vladimir
Bonaparte,” Aug. 12, 2008.) We also
noted that “the (NATO) alliance needs
to respond forcefully.” It didn’t. Here
we are.
The good news is that NATO’s insti-
tutional leaders, civilian and military,
have been awake to reality for some
time. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the
alliance’s energetic Secretary General,
was warning well before Russia’s
invasion of Ukraine that NATO’s
European members needed to spend a
great deal more on defense. “We must
shift the argument from the cost of
defense to the cost of no defense,”
Rasmussen said last October.
NATO Supreme Commander Philip
Breedlove has also been clear in
describing the nature and sophistica-
tion of Russia’s military moves.
“Surprise, deception and strategic
ambiguity have been adeptly
employed by Russia against
Ukraine,” the general wrote in The
Wall Street Journal July 16, adding
that “this strategy, quite simply, has
significant implications for Europe’s
future security. ”
Far from clear, however, is whether
Western political leaders share this
sense of urgency.
As for the ostensible leader of the
Free World, President Obama is busy
downplaying the threats to world
order by saying, as he did on Monday,
that “the world has always been
messy” and the new global disorder is
something “we’re just noticing now
because of social media.” Social
media aren’t sending those Russian
tanks toward Donetsk.
The only way to deter such military
aggression is with a show of compa-
rable military and political resolve.
NATO states — including the U.S.
— will have to reverse the trend of
cuts to military spending.
NATO must show resolve Election season is here
abor Day has always been the unofficial kickoff for
the November election though the filing deadline
for the race is in mid-August.
Starting next week, the Daily Journal will be kicking off
its own election coverage though a few stories have
already been written as the races have been formalized.
This election is a mid-term congressional and gubernato-
rial election, which typically draws a lot of interest though
not as much as a presidential election. However, consider-
ing that Gov. Jerry Brown has such a commanding lead
over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari that the interest
just does not appear to be there. And around here, congres-
sional and even state legislative races will likely be domi-
nated by incumbents.
Still, there is stuff on
the ballot this election
that should definitely
interest folks around
here, and have a direct
impact on our lives.
In the Daily Journal
coverage area, it is my
prediction that two
races will be the most
interesting. The first is
actually two races, and
that is the San Mateo
County Harbor District
Board of
Commissioners. Three
incumbents are up for
election, two for four-
year seats and one for a
two-year seat. The two
four-year incumbents are Jim Tucker and Robert Bernardo.
They are challenged by Nicole David, Shawn Mooney,
Brian Rogers and Kimberley Collins. The two-year incum-
bent, Will Holsinger, was appointed to fill the remaining
term of Leo Padreddii after his death in 2013. Running
against him are Tom Mattusch and Robert Grant. So there
are nine running for three seats on the board. The last elec-
tion in 2012 had six candidates for three seats. There is
likely more interest this go-around after the, for the lack of
a better phrase, dysfunction, on the board and lack of com-
munication between its members. In addition, a recent
civil grand jury report talking about that dysfunction and
calling for the district to be disbanded and taken under
county governance likely has a role in the interest. In addi-
tion, there was the bombshell announcement this week
that General Manager Peter Grenell will be retiring in
January — so finding the right fit for the future will be key.
The Harbor District may not make decisions that have a
direct impact on everyone in the county’s day-to-day lives,
but it is funded by our tax dollars and is the steward of two
well-established and critical gateways to our community —
Pillar Point Harbor on the coast and Oyster Point
Marina/Park in South San Francisco. The future of the dis-
trict, and how its members get along with each other, is at
stake in this race.
Another race sure to get a lot of attention is the Half
Moon Bay City Council. With incumbent Naomi Patridge
deciding to step away from the council, there are two
incumbents running for three seats — Rick Kowalczyk and
Allan Alifano. The challengers are Don Prestosz, Deborah
Ruddock, Harvey Rarback, Deborah Penrose and David
Eblovi. Races in which an incumbent decides not to run
typically generate more candidate interest but the council
is on the heels of a contentious ballot fight over the future
of the Main Street Bridge. Perhaps the challengers are
emboldened by that victory, but it’s sure to get interesting.
The South San Francisco Unified School District Board
of Trustees has eight candidates for three seats and has
been operating for months with a four-member board after
incumbent Shirlee Hoch stepped down for health reasons.
The board had just appointed Patrick Lucy to fill Liza
Normandy’s seat when she was elected to the South San
Francisco City Council but couldn’t get it together to
appoint a replacement for Hoch in time for a deadline so
decided to go with four members until November. Running
along with Lucy is incumbent Phil Weise and challengers
Rick Ochsenhirt, Pat Murray, Rosa Acosta, Monica
Peregrina Boyd, Sue Olinger and John Baker. With so
many candidates, that’s a lot of choices for voters.
There are also contested races for the Sequoia Healthcare
District Board of Directors and the Peninsula Health Care
District, a measure about height limits in San Bruno, a
$388 million bond measure for the San Mateo County
Community College District, a $48 million bond measure
for the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School
District, a $256 parcel tax extension that combines two
current parcel taxes and a half-cent sales tax extension
measure in Half Moon Bay.
So while interest may be low, there’s plenty of action on
this fall ballot. And we’ll be tracking the progress all the
way to Election Day.
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Dow 17,069.58 -8.70 10-Yr Bond 2.45 +0.04
Nasdaq 4,562.29 -10.28 Oil (per barrel) 94.56
S&P 500 1,997.65 -3.07 Gold 1,261.90
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
PVH Corp. (PVH), up $11.25 to $128.38
The owner of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger apparel brands reported
better-than-expected second-quarter financial results.
Ciena Corp. (CIEN), down $1.95 to $18.51
The communications technology company topped quarterly profit
expectations, but its revenue guidance fell short of forecasts.
Methode Electronics Inc. (MEI), up $5.46 to $39.72
The engineered products company reported better-than-expected
quarterly financial results and boosted its fiscal outlook.
VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY), up 51 cents to $35.05
The electronic payments technology company reported better-than-
expected quarterly financial results and boosted its outlook.
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NRF), down 59 cents to $18.26
The real estate investment trust priced a public offering of 45 million
shares of stock below the prior day’s closing price.
Matrix Service Co. (MTRX), down $6.27 to $22.86
The engineering and services company reported worse-than-expected
financial results and set a weaker-than-expected forecast.
Memorial Production Partners LP (MEMP), down 56 cents to $22.60
The oil company priced an offering of 13 million units at $22.29 apiece,
which is below the prior day’s closing price.
Mitek Systems Inc. (MITK), up 86 cents to $3.23
The mobile imaging software company settled a longstanding lawsuit
with USAA with no payments or liability on any claim.
Big movers
By Steve Rothwell
NEWYORK — Aslump in oil prices
weighed on the stock market
Thursday, pushing the Standard &
Poor’s 500 index to its third straight
Stocks had started the day higher
after the European Central Bank sur-
prised investors by announcing that it
had cut its benchmark interest rate to a
record low and planned to purchase
asset-backed securities in an effort to
stimulate the region’s ailing economy.
Investors were also cheered by some
encouraging reports on the U.S. econ-
The gains didn’t hold though and the
market fell back during afternoon trad-
ing, as the falling price of oil pushed
energy stocks lower. Traders may also
have been reluctant to place big bets
ahead of Friday’s closely watched gov-
ernment jobs report.
Stocks have made a sluggish start to
September, historically the worst
month for the market, after surging in
August. The S&P 500 gained 3.8 per-
cent last month, climbing to a record
high as it logged its best performance
since February.
“The market did respond to the ECB
news this morning, and certainly to
the good economic news, but there are
definite signs that this market is
stretched,” said Peter Cardillo, chief
market economist at Rockwell Global
The S&P 500 index fell 3.1 points,
or 0.2 percent, to 1,997.65. The Dow
Jones industrial average fell 8.7
points, or 0.1 percent to 17,069.58
points. The Nasdaq composite dropped
10.28 points, or 0.2 percent, to
Stocks climbed in early trading, fol-
lowing a move higher by major index-
es in Europe, after the ECB’s surprise
announcement. Some analysts had
been expecting the central bank to say
it was preparing a new stimulus pro-
gram, but most did not expect an
announcement as early as this week.
The ECB said it had trimmed its
benchmark interest rate to 0.05 per-
cent from a previous record low of 0.15
percent. In a news conference, ECB
President Mario Draghi also said the
bank would also start purchases of pri-
vate sector financial assets in October.
The program aims to make credit
cheaper, helping investment and
growth at a time when the economy of
the 18-country eurozone has stalled.
As well as boosting stocks, the
announcement caused the euro to
slump against the dollar, pushing it to
its lowest level against the U.S. cur-
rency in more than a year. Europe’s
single currency, which has been in
retreat over the past few weeks on
expectations that the ECB may pursue
further stimulus measures, fell 1.5 per-
cent to $1.29 per euro.
There was also encouraging news for
stock investors on the U.S. economy.
U.S. services firms expanded in
August at the fastest pace on record.
The Institute for Supply Management
said Thursday that its services index
rose to 59.6 last month from 58.7 in
July. The August figure is the highest
recorded since the measure was intro-
duced in January 2008.
Hiring is also picking up and U.S.
businesses added jobs at a healthy pace
in August, according to a private sur-
vey, the fifth straight month of solid
gains. On Friday, the government will
issue the August jobs report. The fore-
cast is that U.S. employers added
220,000 jobs and that the unemploy-
ment rate dipped to 6.1 percent from
6.2 percent.
“The backdrop is looking pretty
rosy for the U.S. economy and we
think that this could translate into
(higher) corporate profits through
stronger revenue,” said David
Lebovitz, a global market strategist at
JPMorgan Asset Management.
Despite the encouraging signs, the
stock market started giving up its
gains in afternoon trading Thursday,
before ending the day with a small
Stocks flat as oil drop offsets ECB stimulus
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
WASHINGTON — Hackers successfully
breached HealthCare.gov, but no consumer
information was taken from the health insur-
ance website that serves more than 5 million
Americans, the Obama administration dis-
closed Thursday.
Instead, the hackers installed malicious
software that could have been used to launch
an attack on other websites from the federal
insurance portal.
Health and Human Services spokesman
Aaron Albright said the website component
that was breached had been used for testing
and did not contain consumer information,
such as names, birth dates, Social Security
numbers and income details.
The initial intrusion took place July 8, but
it was not detected until Monday of last week
during a manual scan of system logs. HHS
said the component that was breached did
not have a firewall, or intrusion detection
software, installed on it. Technicians manu-
ally scanning logs discovered the breach
Aug. 25 and took action.
The Homeland Security Department,
which helps safeguard federal systems, said
the scope of the attack was limited to one
server. There is no evidence an attack was
subsequently launched from the tainted
Federal computer systems are the targets
of hundreds of cyberattacks every day, but
this is believed to be the first successful one
involving HealthCare.gov.
The health care site had numerous techni-
cal problems when it was launched last fall
and was initially unworkable for most con-
sumers. Among the issues that concerned the
government’s own technical experts was
that security testing could not be completed
because the system was undergoing so many
last-minute changes. HealthCare.gov even-
tually passed security certification.
“Sadly, the news that HealthCare.gov has
been hacked does not come as a surprise,”
Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., said in a statement.
Pitts chairs a panel that held hearings last
year on the website problems. Like other
congressional Republicans, he opposes
President Barack Obama’s health care over-
Hackers break into HealthCare.gov Court rules for Yelp
in suit over online ratings
SAN FRANCISCO — Online review site
Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a busi-
ness depending on whether it advertises
with the company, a federal appeals court
ruled in a lawsuit filed by small businesses
claiming Yelp used the tactic to try to extort
ads from them.
Yelp has denied doing that, saying it uses
an automated system to cull reviews that
determine ratings.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
ruled on Tuesday that even if Yelp did manip-
ulate reviews to penalize businesses, the
practice would not constitute extortion.
The court said businesses do not have a
right to positive reviews on Yelp, and that
the San Francisco-based company can seek
payments for its advertising.
“The business owners may deem the post-
ing or order of user reviews as a threat of
economic harm, but it is not unlawful for
Yelp to post and sequence the reviews,”
Judge Marsha Berzon wrote for the three-
judge panel. “As Yelp has the right to charge
for legitimate advertising services, the
threat of economic harm that Yelp leveraged
is, at most, hard bargaining.”
Berzon said the plaintiffs could pursue
other claims involving Yelp, but the extor-
tion allegation did not hold up.
Yelp said in a blog post on its website
that it has never altered business ratings for
Mattress Firm buying
Sleep Train for $425 million
HOUSTON — Mattress Firm is buying
The Sleep Train Inc. for $425 million to
help bolster its position in the specialty
retail bedding industry.
Sleep Train runs approximately 310 retail
stores in California, Oregon, Washington,
Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. Mattress Firm
Holding Corp. has more than 1,500 compa-
ny-run and franchised stores in 36 states. Its
brands include Sealy, Serta and Tempur-
As part of the deal announced Thursday,
Houston-based Mattress Firm said that it
will also assume certain additional liabili-
ties totaling about $15 million.
It plans to continue operating under both
the Mattress Firm and Sleep Train brands
and will keep privately held Sleep Train’s
corporate headquarters near Sacramento,
By Scott Sonner and Justin Pritchard
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada Gov.
Brian Sandoval announced Thursday that
Tesla Motors will build a massive battery
factory in the state as long as legislators
approve tax breaks and other incentives
worth up to $1.3 billion over 20 years.
Sandoval revealed terms of the deal he
negotiated with the electric car maker at a
Capitol news conference attended by Elon
Musk, CEO of California-based Tesla. The
governor called it a “monumental
announcement that will change Nevada for-
ever. ”
Sandoval didn’t mention the total value
of the package and his remarks seemed
intended to pre-empt critics who will see it
as too generous.
“Is this agreement good for us?” the gov-
ernor asked. “This agreement meets the
test, by far. ”
Later, he said that for every $1 Nevada
gives up, the project will produce $80 in
economic impact.
“Even the most skeptical economist
would conclude that this is a strong return
(on investment) for us,” Sandoval said.
Musk told the audience that Nevada didn’t
offer the biggest incentive package among
the five states that tried to lure the factory,
though he didn’t specify which did among
California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico
and Nevada.
The most important considerations were
not incentives, he said, but rather a high
confidence that the factory will be ready by
2017, followed by assurances that batteries
can be produced cost efficiently.
Later, Musk told reporters that Tesla
would stop looking for another state as a
backup, in case Nevada did not come
through. “Nevada is it,” he said.
The governor will call a special legisla-
tive session as early as Wednesday to
approve the package.
Its ultimate cost to taxpayers depends on
how much economic activity the factory
generates. On the low end, it could be worth
$865 million, according to Steve Hill,
executive director of Sandoval’s Office of
Economic Development.
Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant
By Mae Anderson
NEWYORK — Google has agreed to pay
full refunds totaling at least $19 million to
consumers who were charged for purchases
that children made via apps without
parental consent from the Google Play app
The settlement is part of the third case by
the Federal Trade Commission about unau-
thorized in-app purchases made by children.
It settled with Apple for $32.5 million in
January and it filed a complaint against
Amazon, which has said it won’t settle over
the charges.
In Google’s case, the FTC said that since
2011, consumers have reported children had
made unauthorized charges ranging from 99
cents to $200 within kids’ apps downloaded
from the Google Play store.
Most interaction with online services on
mobile devices occurs through apps, as
opposed to a Web browser, according to
comScore. The firm estimates seven out of
every eight minutes of media consumption
on mobile devices is done through an app.
In the U.S., comScore estimates that the
Android operating system covers 83.8 mil-
lion smartphone subscribers vs. 67.4 mil-
lion on iPhones.
According to the FTC complaint, when
Google introduced in-app charges to the
Google Play in 2011, they were not pass-
word protected. As a result, children could
buy virtual items just by clicking on popup
boxes within an app while they used it. In
mid- to late-2012, Google instituted a pop-
up box that asked for a password before a
payment could be made but that still opened
up a 30-minute window during which a pass-
word wasn’t required.
Google settles with FTC over in-app charges
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to make homecoming this weekend
Serra not as
deep in 2014
By Terry Bernal
Bret Pollack does not believe in prognos-
Pollack — College of San Mateo foot-
ball’s head coach — is a man of action, not
words. And entering into his sixth season
at the helm with a 41-12 career record, his
Bulldogs’ actions speak volumes. Even
more so, CSM transferred 25 players to
four-year schools from last season’s No. 2-
ranked squad in the California Community
College Athletic Association, with $1.7
million in scholarship money, according to
With CSM’s season kicking off Saturday
against College of the Siskiyous, Pollack
said he plans to mix it up with player pla-
toons to test his roster of 75 players, gaug-
ing in-game performance to inform his ros-
ter of starters going forward. And as Pollack
explains, he doesn’t see freshmen and
sophomores when he evaluates his team. He
only sees football players.
“I’m sure those are interesting facts to
some people; they’re not to me. I just go by
how they play,” Pollack said. “I don’t clas-
sify them as returners or not. I don’t really
break down the numbers and look at it that
way. … It’s talent and how they play. ”
Pollack will have plenty of decisions to
make regarding his defensive front, which
has seen an exodus of players since last sea-
son. The Bulldogs totaled 28 sacks as a team
in 2013, but return just five and a half sacks.
But the foundation for success is in place.
Last season, the Bulldogs surrendered the
third fewest yards in the state, averaging
284.3 yard against per game. As a result,
they gave up the fourth fewest points per
game, averaging 17.9. With defensive line-
man Pio Vatuvei transferring to Louisville,
however — taking his team-best six and a
half sacks with him — it will be a test to
find a comparable replacement.
“The defense was very outstanding last
year,” Pollack said. “Team speed, run to the
football, play hard, play physical — that’s
all we can ask.”
CSM runs a base 4-3 defense, and the
Bulldogs enter Saturday’s opener in great
shape in the back seven.
Mister Cotton is fully recovered from a
torn ACL which cost him nearly his entire
CSM’s gridiron machine
in gear for 2014 opener
Serra’s Kelepi Lataimua was one of the best defensive backs in the WCAL last season and still
managed to accumulate nearly 600 yards on offense. He will carry more of a load this year.
By Nathan Mollat
Many media outlets are choosing Serra to
repeat as West Catholic Athletic League
champions. While the Padres return plenty
of talent from last season’s Central Coast
Section Open Division title team, coach
Patrick Walsh knows just how difficult it is
to compete for a league — and section —
title year in and year out.
“The hardest thing for any team in any
sport is winning back-to-back champi-
onships,” Walsh said. “It’s always easier to
play the underdog role.”
Walsh may try to instill that underdog
attitude in the 2014 edition of the Padres.
The return of 1,400-yard rusher Kava
Cassidy from a 2013 record-setting offense,
along with two-way standout, junior defen-
sive back/running back/slot receiver Kilepi
Lataimua and Stanford-bound left tackle
Jack Dreyer give the Padres some star power
offensively, but Walsh is more concerned
with holes that are left to fil l .
“Who is going to block for those guys
(Cassidy and Lataimua)?,” Walsh said.
“We’re going to have to replace the offen-
sive line. I have to replace those guys first
before we can worry about running the
Kennedy and Lataimua both have the
potential to accumulate 1,000-yard sea-
sons, but Walsh is worried about having to
replace at least three starters up front.
Joining the 6-8 Dreyer is left guard
Creighton Felise — who is also one of the
team’s best defensive players and will see
action both ways regularly. Walsh said the
same five linemen played every significant
snap for the Padres last season.
Adding pressure on the offensive line is
the fact the Padres will be breaking in a new
quarterback. Leki Nunn is a sophomore and
will be playing the position for the first
time and learning it at the varsity level can
be a daunting task.
“[Nunn] didn’t even play quarterback on
the freshman team. (But) he’s done a great
Kiola Mahoni, a Woodside graduate, is one of three returning offensive linemen for the CSM
football team this season. He’ll be joined by Malik Letatau and Anthony Ayllon.
See PADRES, Page 14 See CSM, Page 13
By Nathan Mollat
Cañada College has shut down the
women’s soccer program for the
2014 season, Cañada athletic direc-
tor Mike Garcia confirmed.
Garcia would not elaborate on why
the program has been shuttered,
referring all questions to college
president Lawrence Buckley, who did
not return a phone call.
“Unfortunately our president put it
on one-year hiatus,” Garcia said.
“(But) we are bringing back women’s
soccer next year, 100 percent.”
The program, coached by Kurt
Devlin, has struggled in recent years
to find enough players to field a team,
many who were not prepared or
equipped skill-wise to safely play at
the community college level. Devlin
also coaches the Palo Alto girls’soc-
cer team.
Devlin also did not return phone
calls seeking comment.
The results the last three years
have been dismal for the Colts,
going just 2-45-1. Since 2004,
Cañada has compiled a record of 63-
106-19, with the Colts’last winning
season coming in 2010, when they
went 11-7-3 and 7-6-3 for a fifth-
place finish in the Coast Conference
North Division.
Cañada College sidelines women’s soccer program
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Crabtree hawked bags of popcorn
and hot dogs in the stands at old
Texas Stadium as a boy.
The star wide receiver who
worked concessions at Dallas
games beginning at age 6 and who
considered himself pretty good at
it, will go home this weekend to
face the Cowboys in a season open-
er that takes on even more mean-
He has purchased 70 tickets for
his family members to attend
Sunday's game.
“I think my family's more excited
than I am,” Crabtree said Thursday.
“Going back from selling popcorn
and hot dogs in the stands for the
Cowboys and being able to play
them, that's a big change.”
The 49ers’ 10th overall pick in
the 2009 draft out of Texas Tech,
Crabtree returned to practice
Thursday after sitting out
Wednesday with a calf issue.
There’s no way he is missing this
one, especially
after he was
sidelined for the
first 11 games
last season
recovering from
a torn right
Achilles ten-
Crabtree, who
turns 27 on
Sept. 14, has
waited six seasons for his first NFL
game back home in Dallas.
“That’s where he’s from,” coach
Jim Harbaugh said. “It’s definitely a
big deal to him.”
If he can stay healthy, Crabtree
hopes to put together a season
much like his breakout year in
Crabtree emerged as Colin
Kaepernick’s top target that year
and had career bests of 85 recep-
tions for 1,105 yards and nine
touchdowns. They quickly found
their rhythm again when the wide-
out came back last December, and
hope to pick up where they left off.
He tore his right Achilles tendon
during 7-on-7 drills in an organized
team activity on May 21, 2013,
then had surgery. Crabtree
impressed everybody with not only
his remarkable return but his pro-
ductivity without a drop-off despite
the rigors of rehab.
“He’s ready to go,” offensive
coordinator Greg Roman said.
“He’s a true professional. Mike
played last year when he came back
in a tough situation for some. He
went out, gutted it out and helped us
win a lot of football games. And
that’s what we’re looking forward
to this year.”
Place kicker Phil Dawson also
grew up in Dallas. He will be reunit-
ed with his wife and three children,
who live in Texas during the school
year while he is in the Bay Area.
He can imagine Crabtree’s moti-
vation this week.
“It’s awesome. Week 1’s exciting
anyway, any way you slice it, but
especially when you go home to
your hometown. Obviously, you
always want to play well. I’m sure
he’ll be geeked up, as well as the
rest of us who are from Texas,” said
the 39-year-old Dawson, who pur-
chased 50 tickets for his first game
back in Dallas but now leaves
everybody to buy their own.
While there has been talk of a
contract extension for Crabtree,
he’s not touching that subject with
the season underway.
“All I think about is football. I
don’t worry about all that. I’ll let it
handle itself,” he said. “I wish I
could talk to you about the contract
but I can’t.”
He has no problem talking about
all his old favorite Cowboys: Troy
Aikman, Michael Irvin, Alvin
Harper. He sees some of each of
those stars in his game and
“I’m pretty much myself,” he
said. “You can get little things from
guys, some similarities. If you see
me going up on a jump ball, I would
say I’m like Alvin Harper. If you see
me in the middle catching a ball, I’d
say I’m more like Michael Irvin.
Those guys are great.”
Opener has special meaning for Crabtree
By Josh Dubow
ALAMEDA — Shelby Harris had
no idea what his football future
would hold when he was suspended
for his final college season at
Illinois State.
After spending part of his time
off waiting tables in an Italian
restaurant, Harris was able to get
into good enough shape to per-
suade the Oakland Raiders to draft
him in the seventh round.
Harris then showed enough in
training camp and the exhibition
games to earn a spot on Oakland's
53-man roster as a backup defen-
sive lineman. Instead of viewing
that comeback as an impressive
feat, Harris said it is only the
“I knew the whole time I could
make this roster,” Harris said. “It
was just a matter of going out there
and showing them. It’s a big step
but the journey is not over. You
made the roster but now what will
you do? Are you complacent mak-
ing the roster or are you trying to
make a move up the roster and be
able to play and make plays?”
Harris made a strong early
impression in his start to his NFL
career with one sack and eight
quarterback hurries in limited time
in the exhibition season. He has
had ups and downs that would be
expected after going more than 20
months without playing a game.
Harris was suspended for his
final year of college at Illinois
State for an undisclosed violation
of team rules and kicked off the
team. He previously had been sus-
pended at Wisconsin and forced to
Harris does not want to talk
about what led to his dismissal but
says he was humbled by it and got
an even deeper appreciation of
playing football from his time
“Just watching all my friends
and my teammates going out to
practice every day, going out dur-
ing the games, missing teammate
camaraderie. It hurts,” he said. “It
hurts just because that’s what you
live for. When you play sports you
live for being on the team, that
teammate camaraderie.”
The Raiders were willing to
overlook Harris’ transgressions to
draft him in the seventh round in
May because they believed in him
as a person and player.
Harris had 14 sacks in three sea-
sons at Illinois State and was an
all-Missouri Valley Conference
selection in 2012. But he was sus-
pended from the team in March
2013.He spent his year away from
football working out and playing
basketball to stay in shape. He
also got a job as a waiter before
leaving to train for the draft in
“I still feel like I’m not 100 per-
cent back but I’m making strides
every day,” he said. “Just being
able to be out here and perfect my
craft every day. Every day it takes
coming out here and working on
it. I don’t know when I’ll be back
and I don’t know when I’ll go past
where I was but all I know is slow-
ly I’m getting there.”
Shelby Harris completes journey by making Raiders
49ers most expensive NFL
outing for family of four
NEWYORK — The San Francisco
49ers’ new stadium is the most
expensive venue to take a family of
four for an NFLgame.
Team Marketing Report released
its Fan Cost Index on Thursday, indi-
cating families will have to shell out
an estimated $641.50 to attend a
49ers game in their new digs in
Santa Clara, California.
The New England Patriots remain
the most expensive ticket at $122,
the highest average for a non-premi-
um ticket.They’re followed by the
49ers at $117.
The average NFLticket is $84.43,
a 3.5 percent increase from last sea-
Eight teams have average non-
premium tickets more than $100.
The New York Giants ($111.69),
Dallas ($110.20), Chicago
($108.44), Jets ($105.66),
Washington ($102) and Baltimore
($100.19) round out the field.
Cleveland still has the cheapest at
$54.20, followed by Jacksonville
Raiders settle cheerleader
lawsuit for $1.25 M
OAKLAND — The Oakland
Raiders have agreed to pay $1.25
million to settle a lawsuit alleging
they failed to pay their cheerleaders
minimum wage.
The team and attorneys for the
cheerleaders released a statement
Thursday announcing the settle-
ment. The two sides will seek
approval of the deal in Alameda
County Superior Court on Sept. 26.
The settlement covers 90
Raiderettes who worked for the team
from 2010-13. The proposal calls
for each cheerleader to be paid an
average of $6,000 for each season
worked from 2010-12 and $2,500
for the 2013 season to cover unpaid
expenses and minimum wage. The
Raiders raised their pay in 2013,
leading to the smaller settlement for
that season.
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2013 season. Cotton sustained the injury in Week 2, fol-
lowing a dynamic debut in a 41-27 opening-day win over
Laney in which he totaled seven tackles and an intercep-
After taking a redshirt for his lost season, Cotton returns
as a freshman. He will be joined in the secondary by soph-
omore safety Taylor Mashack, who ranked second on the
team with 5.2 tackles per game last season.
The linebacker unit will have to compensate for the loss
of Jake Kearney — one of two Cal transfers along with
defensive lineman Trevor Kelly — with Kearney’s depar-
ture something of a surprise, coming after his freshman
season. CSM with rely on newcomer Malik Jackson to
play the inside, with Randy Allen returning to the outside
after missing most of the 2013 season with a knee injury.
“It’s a junior college program. There’s huge turnover
every year,” Pollack said. “You’re losing one-third of your
team, so new people step up. If the program is run correct-
ly and kids are doing what they’re supposed to do, it should
be sophomores playing and starting every year because
you’re developing them.”
The name of the game in community college football is
man-to-man defense and more man-to-man defense, accord-
ing to Pollack. That translates to the offensive side of the
ball as well. The good news for the Bulldogs in this respect
is they have their best returning depth in their wide receiv-
er corps, with four sophomore targets to fill out the spread
option offense.
Wide receivers Kevin Kutchera and Raeshawn Lee are two
of the most prolific skill-position returners on the team.
The tandem combined for just shy of 700 receiving yards
last year. Elias Vargas and slot receiver D.J. Peluso are also
in the mix, with Peluso returning the most ground produc-
tion on the team as he ran for 523 yards last season.
Gone is quarterback Casey Wichman, who retired from
football to pursue a degree at San Jose State. His departure
means the CSM quarterback competition is on. Entering
into camp with four contenders, Pollack has narrowed it
down to two for Saturday’s opener. Freshman Jeremy
Cannon is tabbed as the starter with backup Justin Burgess
set to take plenty of snaps as well.
Cannon is an intriguing comeback story. At 23, he is
one of the oldest players on the Bulldogs’ roster. Cannon
hasn’t played competitively since the 2009 senior season
Northwest Cabarrus High School in Concord, North
“Cannon is a good athlete,” Pollack said. “He’s older,
he’s mature, he’s calm. (And) athletic — he can throw the
ball. He’s done a really good job for us.”
Looking for a competitive program, Cannon said he was
passed over by two other colleges. In his four-year
absence from the game, he continued to inquire with
schools across the nation.
“I always saw myself playing again, I just didn’t know
when or where,” Cannon said. “My main focus was just to
stick it out and keep playing and try to find schools to go
When the Bulldogs responded to a scouting tape Cannon
sent their way, he jumped at the chance. After an official
visit to the campus in March, he quickly committed and
relocated to the West Coast.
“I found it as a blessing because I’d been out for a while,
and a couple other schools had denied me,” Cannon said.
“So, I really just tried to come out here and give it my all
for these guys because they are the ones that really
believed in me and saw my competitive spirit.”
Quarterback protection should prove to be a strength with
three returning players on the offensive line. The guard
positions seem to be a lock with Woodside grad Kiola
Mahoni on the right and Malik Letatau on the left. Anthony
Ayllon is also slated as a returner at right tackle after miss-
ing half of last season due to injury.
Due to a CCCAA realignment, CSM moves from the
NorCal Conference to the new Bay 6 Conference. The com-
position of the Bay 6 is nearly identical to the old NorCal;
the one difference is 2013 state champion Butte College
moves to the new NorCal Conference. Moving from the
NorCal to the Bay 6 are CSM, City College of San
Francisco, Santa Rosa Junior College, DeAnza College and
Foothill College. The new addition to the Bay 6 mix is
Diablo Valley College.
Saturday’s opener against Siskiyous will mark the first
time the teams have ever met in a season game.
Coach: Bret Pollack, 6th season
2013 record: 4-1 NorCal Confer-
ence, 10-1 overall
Key returners: Kevin Kutchera
(soph.,WR); Raeshawn Lee (soph.,WR); D.J.Peluso (soph.,
WR); Mister Marshall-Cotton (fr., DB); Taylor Mashack
(soph.,DB); Randy Allen (soph.,LB); Darius Henton (soph.,
LB); Malik Letatau (soph., OL); Kiola Mahoni (soph., OL);
Lonnie Jackson (soph. DL); Adam Sagapolu (soph., DL);
Durell Crooks (soph., RB); Michael Latu (soph., RB)
Key newcomers: Jeremy Cannon (fr.,QB); Justin Burgess
(fr., QB); Malik Jackson (fr., LB); Jay Latatau (fr., OL); Ryan
Poplizio (fr., OL)
2014 schedule (home games in CAPS): Sept.6, SISKIY-
OUS,1 p.m.; Sept.13,@ Modesto,6 p.m.; Sept.20,@ Butte,
1 p.m.; Sept. 27, DELTA, 1 p.m.; Oct. 4, @ American River, 6
p.m.; Oct. 18, SANTA ROSA, 1 p.m.; Oct. 25, @ DeAnza, 1
p.m.; Nov. 1, FOOTHILL, 1 p.m.; Nov. 8, DIABLO VALLEY, 1
p.m.; Nov. 15, @ San Francisco, 1 p.m.
College of San Mateo Bulldogs
Continued from page 11
Martina Hingis returns to U.S. Open doubles final
NEWYORK — Martina Hingis will play in the U.S. Open
women’s doubles final for the first time since winning the 1998
Hingis, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
last year, and partner Flavia Pennetta beat the third-seeded duo
of Cara Black and Sania Mirza 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday.
Hingis, who turns 34 on Sept. 30, ended her latest retirement
to play doubles last year. She has won nine Grand Slam titles in
doubles and five in singles.
Hingis’ only U.S. Open doubles championship came 16
years ago, when her partner was Jana Novatna.
“That was a while back,” Hingis said.
She and Pennetta played in three tournaments together lead-
ing up to the U.S. Open.
“With Flavia, I feel really comfortable being out there,”
Hingis said. “I think that’s the key to success.”
In Saturday’s final, Hingis and Pennetta will face Russia’s
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, who are seeded fourth.
Makarova and Vesnina eliminated Serena and Venus Williams
in the quarterfinals, then beat Kimiko Date-Krumm and Barbora
Zahlavova Strycova 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday.
The Russians own one Grand Slam doubles title as a pairing,
from last year’s French Open.
Makarova will face Serena Williams in the U.S. Open singles
semifinals Friday.
Year after doping ban, Cilic reaches U.S. Open semis
NEWYORK — Marin Cilic wasn’t allowed to play last year
in the U.S. Open, forced to the sideline by a four-month doping
suspension that he says he didn’t deserve.
Home in Croatia, he set about improving his game and his
fitness, eager to be a better player when he returned to the ten-
nis tour. Now, he figures, that time off from competition is pay-
ing off on the court.
The 14th-seeded Cilic reached the second Grand Slam semifi-
nal of his career, and first since 2010, by beating sixth-seeded
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Thursday at Flushing Meadows.
Cilic, a former top-10 player, tested positive for a stimulant
after a match in Germany in May 2013, and the International
Tennis Federation sought a two-year ban. He said he ingested
the substance unintentionally via a glucose tablet bought at a
He initially was suspended for nine months, but the Court of
Arbitration for Sport reduced that to four months on appeal last
October, saying, “the sanction imposed was too severe.” The
court also restored ranking points and prize money that had
been taken from Cilic.
U.S. Open briefs
By Janie McCauley
SAN FRANCISCO — Only a few feet beyond the outstretched
glove of Giants centerfielder Angel Pagan, over the outfield
fence at AT&T Park, is a hidden gem unlike any other in big
league baseball.
This special space has been transformed into a lush garden
with kale and Swiss chard, tomatoes and avocadoes, blueberry
and lemon trees, and planter boxes packed with fresh herbs that
fans are encouraged to pick and sprinkle on their food.
That’s only the beginning of what can be found in this tran-
quil garden, believed to be a first at a U.S. sports facility. Fans
can also picnic on the small sod farm, the very grass used to
replace that inside the ballpark when needed.
“There’s the sustainable part of it, but there’s also the health
food aspect of it,” Giants CEO Larry Baer said. “People can eat
out there in a healthy way. People think ballpark, ‘I’m going to
cheat on my diet or cheat on my health.’When you come to the
ballpark, you don’t have to cheat.”
The makeover this year behind the 399-foot sign where
home run king Barry Bonds regularly directed fastballs, not far
from where his record 756th clout landed in August 2007, has
been remarkable. Fans can enjoy the nooks and crannies and
relax on benches beneath all the greens.
It’s not a farmer’s market, though. One sign reads, “Edible
Garden, Please Do Not Touch,” and the only thing that fans can
actually eat are the herbs in designated centerpieces. Not to
fear: There are still plenty of ballpark staples such as hot dogs,
garlic fries, popcorn and beer.
From the 20-some cutting-edge, space-saving vertical tow-
ers that require far less soil and water to the more traditional
raised beds and planter boxes, the garden is not only a magical
spot in the middle of a bustling ballpark along San Francisco
Bay but also an outdoor classroom to teach children and teens
— even adults, for that matter — about healthy eating from
fresh ingredients and urban farming.
Giants fans find new experience in edible garden
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job of being a quarterback,” Walsh said. “He’s a very good
athlete. A good kid. He’s taken on the role of being the
Serra quarterback with everything that goes along with it.”
Walsh believes Nunn has the athleticism to manage
Serra’s run-heavy offense for the first half of the season
before Hunter Bishop is eligible to take over. Bishop is a
transfer from St. Francis and has to sit out the first five
weeks of the season because of CCS transfer rules.
“Hunter, if he were eligible, he would be our starter, ”
Walsh said.
That is not such a bad thing because Walsh believes Nunn
can be more valuable at other positions.
“By adding Hunter to the mix at quarterback, we also gain
(at other spots) by allowing Leki to play other positions,”
Walsh said. “[Nunn is] one of our best receivers and one of
our best cornerbacks.”
Whoever is under center should have the outside targets
necessary to develop a passing game. Brandon Monroe
returns for his second season of varsity duty and should
provide some leadership for the group. Walsh said Demetri
McCoy’s potential is explosive.
The defensive line will be anchored by Felise, who will
be one of several Padres to play both sides of the ball this
“In a perfect world, I’d have 22 different starters,” Walsh
said. “In high school, it’s very hard to do.”
Billy Tuitavake saw some playing time on the defensive
line late in 2013 as a sophomore. Walsh said his senior
linemen — Nick Fitzgerald and Alan Smolgovsky — will
have to step up their game.
The linebacking unit returns second-year starter James
Outman, along with the emergence of senior Justin Tatola.
The defensive backfield could be in a bit of flux as no one
has taken the reins at the safety positions. One corner
should be locked down with Lataimua and the other will be
manned by Monroe.
The Padres will find out real quick where they stand when
they face De La Salle in the season opener tonight in
Concord and follows that with a road trip to Sherman Oaks
to face another state power in Notre Dame. While Walsh
said he would love to beat his alma mater at DLS, he said
it’s more important to identify his team’s strengths and
weaknesses before entering WCAL play in Week 4.
“I’ve always subscribed to the, ‘You can win in losses
and lose in wins’ (mindset). I think every game can help us
prepare … for our first league game against Valley
Christian,” Walsh said. “To me, (playing teams like DLS
is) more of a mirror, a reflection of who we are. I’ve always
looked at an opponent as an opportunity to look inward. I
want to know before October where the holes are and also
want to know where our strengths are.”
Coach: Patrick Walsh, 14th year
2013 record: 6-1 WCAL,
11-3 overall
Key returners: Jack Dreyer (sr.,
OL/DL); Kava Cassidy (sr.,RB); Creighton Felise (sr.,OL/DL);
Kelepi Lataimua (jr., RB/DB); James Outman (sr., LB).
Key newcomers: Leki Nunn (so., QB/DB); Hunter Bishop
(jr., QB); Justin Tatola (sr., LB), Billy Tuitavake (jr., DL).
2014 schedule (home games in CAPS): Sept.5,@ De La
Salle-Concord, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 12, @ Notre Dame-Sher-
man Oaks, 7 p.m.; Sept. 20, SOUTH CITY, 1 p.m.; Oct. 3, @
Valley Christian-San Jose, 7 p.m.; Oct. 10, ST. IGNATIUS, 1
p.m.; Oct.18,ST.FRANCIS,1 p.m.; Oct.25,RIORDAN,1 p.m.;
Oct. 31, vs. Mitty at Foothill College, 7 p.m.; Nov. 7, vs. Sa-
cred Heart Cathedral at Terra Nova, 7 p.m.; Nov. 15,
Serra Padres
Continued from page 11
By Kyle Potter
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota high
school hockey and football players are
more likely to get concussions than their
hoop-shooting or ball-kicking classmates,
according to a report released Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Health col-
lected data from athletic trainers at 36 Twin
Cities-area schools during the last academic
year to provide the first glimpse at how
often high school athletes are concussed, in
what sports and for how long.
Their report shows girls and boys hockey
have the highest concussion rates, with
about 6 in 100 players reporting a concus-
sion. All told, the state estimates 3,000
players were concussed last year — nearly
half of them football players.
Concussions were once considered part of
the game; just shake it off and get back in
there, coaches would say. But lawsuits and
settlements from professional players who
suffered blows to the head have caused alarm
from the big leagues to the youth level,
prompting calls for better protection for
players and more research.
State officials said their report shouldn't
dissuade parents from signing up their kids
for hockey or football, nor does it scream a
quick fix to cut down on concussions in
high school sports. Instead, it should be a
signal to parents and coaches that concus-
sions need to be taken just as seriously as
broken bones or sprained ankles, Health
Commissioner Ed Ehlinger said.
“Be attentive to this. Don’t take it light-
l y,” said Lori Glover, director of rehabilita-
tion at the Institute of Athletic Medicine.
Minnesota already has taken steps to
address concussions. State lawmakers
passed a bill in 2011 requiring coaches to
remove young athletes from the game if
they show symptoms — headaches, confu-
sion, nausea or vomiting among them —
and mandated training for concussion
Glover, who helped author the study, said
their research makes it clear coaches are tak-
ing concussions more seriously. In a bright
spot, the study found just 5 percent of ath-
letes who took a blow to the head suffered
concussion-like symptoms for two weeks
or more.
But the concussion numbers also raised
plenty of questions: Why are girls more
likely to get concussions than boys play-
ing the same sport? Why did concussions
peak with high school sophomores, then
taper off for 11th and 12th graders?
The state plans to expand its data collec-
tion statewide this year to try to answer
those questions and others, including
whether there’s a difference in concussion
frequency at urban and rural Minnesota
Ultimately, the state hopes to use concus-
sion data to target specific on-field or train-
ing changes that will prevent concussions,
said Jon Roesler, an epidemiologist super-
visor at the health department. One year of
data from 36 schools isn’t enough to find a
silver bullet, but it’s a start, Ehlinger said.
“The data may not say how we change the
practice on the field in different sports, but
it will change the practice of schools and
parents and the community making concus-
sions a bigger issue,” Ehlinger said.
Report: 3K Minnesota athletes concussed last year
Suspended Browns WR to work at car dealership
BEREA, Ohio — Josh Gordon wants to get you in a two-
door convertible today.
A person familiar with his plans said the Browns’ sus-
pended Pro Bowl wide receiver will work for a car dealership
while serving his NFL punishment.
Gordon was suspended for another violation of the
league’s substance abuse policy last week, a banishment
that will deprive the Browns of their top playmaker this
season. In the interim, he intends to work for the dealer-
ship, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymi-
ty because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Last week, arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld the
league's ruling to suspend Gordon, who led the league with
1,646 yards receiving last season despite being suspended
for two games and playing with three quarterbacks.
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East Division
W L Pct GB
Baltimore 82 57 .590 —
New York 72 66 .522 9 1/2
Toronto 72 67 .518 10
Tampa Bay 67 74 .475 16
Boston 61 79 .436 21 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Kansas City 77 61 .558 —
Detroit 77 63 .550 1
Cleveland 71 67 .514 6
Chicago 63 76 .453 14 1/2
Minnesota 61 79 .436 17
West Division
W L Pct GB
Anaheim 84 55 .604 —
A’s 79 60 .568 5
Seattle 76 63 .547 8
Houston 61 79 .436 23 1/2
Texas 53 87 .379 31 1/2
Thursday’s Games
N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 4
Baltimore 9, Cincinnati 7
Detroit 11, Cleveland 4, 11 innings
Toronto 1, Tampa Bay 0, 10 innings
Seattle 10, Texas 2
Angels 5, Minnesota 4
Friday's Games
Astros(Oberholtzer4-10)atOak. (Samardzija4-4),7:05p.m.
Saturday's Games
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 10:05 a.m.
San Francisco at Detroit, 10:08 a.m.
Houston at Oakland, 1:05 p.m.
Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m.
Angels at Minnesota, 4:10 p.m.
Toronto at Boston, 4:10 p.m.
Seattle at Texas, 5:05 p.m.
East Division
W L Pct GB
Washington 79 59 .572 —
Atlanta 73 67 .521 7
Miami 67 71 .486 12
New York 66 74 .471 14
Philadelphia 64 75 .460 15 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 77 63 .550 —
Milwaukee 73 67 .521 4
Pittsburgh 71 68 .511 5 1/2
Cincinnati 66 74 .471 11
Chicago 64 76 .457 13
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 78 62 .557 —
Giants 76 64 .543 2
San Diego 66 73 .475 11 1/2
Arizona 59 81 .421 19
Colorado 56 84 .400 22
Thursday’s Games
Baltimore 9, Cincinnati 7
St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 2
Arizona 5, San Diego 1
Friday's Games
Bucs(Worley6-4) atCubs(Wada4-2),11:20a.m.
Phils(Williams3-0)atWash. (Strasburg11-10),4:05p.m.
Giants(Peavy3-4) atDetroit(Porcello15-9),4:08p.m.
Braves(Harang10-9) atMiami (Cosart3-1),4:10p.m.
Mets(B.Colon12-11) atCinci (Simon13-9),4:10p.m.
Cards(Lackey2-1) atMilwaukee(Fiers4-2),5:10p.m.
Pads(Stults6-15) atColorado(Matzek4-9),5:40p.m.
D-Backs(Nuno0-4) atL.A. (Haren11-10),7:10p.m.
Saturday's Games
San Francisco at Detroit, 10:08 a.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 1:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.
Atlanta at Miami, 4:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m.
San Diego at Colorado, 5:10 p.m.
Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 6:10 p.m.
East W L T Pct PF PA
Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0
New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0
N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0
South W L T Pct PF PA
Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0
North W L T Pct PF PA
Baltimore 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0
West W L T Pct PF PA
Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Raiders 0 0 0 .000 0 0
San Diego 0 0 0 .000 0 0
East W L T Pct PF PA
Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0
N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Washington 0 0 0 .000 0 0
South W L T Pct PF PA
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Carolina 0 0 0 .000 0 0
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0
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Chicago 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0
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Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0
49ers 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Thursday’s games
Green Bay at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at St. Louis, 10 a.m.
Buffalo at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Washington at Houston, 10 a.m.
Tennessee at Kansas City, 10 a.m.
New Orleans at Atlanta, 10 a.m.
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.
Jacksonville at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m.
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 10 a.m.
New England at Miami, 10 a.m.
San Francisco at Dallas, 1:25 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1:25 p.m.
Indianapolis at Denver, 5:30 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:10 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 7:20 p.m.
Major LeagueBaseball
MLB — Named Bryan Seeley vice president, in-
vestigations, and deputy general counsel.
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Signed four-year player
development contracts through the 2018 season
with Norfolk (IL), Bowie (SL), and Frederick (Car-
olina) and two-year contracts through the 2016
season with Delmarva (SAL) and Aberdeen (NYP).
TEXAS RANGERS — Selected the contract of RHP
Spencer PattonfromRoundRock(PCL).Transferred
OF Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day to 60-day DL.
National League
COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed toterms with LHP
Jorge De La Rosa on a two-year contract through
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Activated RHP Michael
Wachafromthe60-dayDL.Selectedthecontract of
1B Xavier Scruggs from Memphis (PCL).Transferred
OF Shane Robinson from the 15- to 60-day DL.
National Basketball Association
MIAMI HEAT — Announced Ron Rothstein will re-
tire as an assistant coach and serve as a corporate
liaison. Announced assistant coach Bob McAdoo
will become a pro scout and serve as a commu-
nity liaison.
TORONTO RAPTORS — Signed C Greg Stiemsma.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Named Howard Eisley
assistant coach.
National Football League
Aiken and LB Chris White. Re-signed QB McLeod
Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad.
By Tim Booth
SEATTLE — Russell Wilson made
sure everyone knew Percy Harvin
was healthy. Marshawn Lynch bul-
lied his way to another 100-yard
rushing performance.
And Richard Sherman? He was just
The Super Bowl champion Seattle
Seahawks opened the same way they
finished last season, with a blowout
“We’ll always find something that
we can do better,” Seattle linebacker
Bobby Wagner said. “That’s why
we’re so good.”
Lynch ran for 110 yards and two
touchdowns, Harvin had 100 com-
bined yards rushing and receiving,
and the Seahawks dominated Aaron
Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers
in a 36-16 victory to kick off the
regular season Thursday night.
The memories of last season were
revisited, with the championship
banner unveiled celebrating
Seattle’s first title. But the ceremony
was brief, a nod to putting last sea-
son behind and beginning the
process of trying to become the first
team in a decade to repeat.
Their effort against the Packers —
a popular pick to contend in the
NFC — will only reinforce the
belief Seattle is still the favorite.
Wilson was outstanding in the first
half, including a 33-yard touchdown
pass to Ricardo Lockette. Harvin got
touches as a receiver, running back
and returner. He was used all over the
field in different formations after
never being fully healthy in his first
season with Seattle.
Wilson finished 19 of 28 for 191
yards, while Lynch was at his best.
Pete Carroll said earlier this week
that Lynch appeared in the best
shape of his career, and it showed.
Lynch averaged 5.5 yards per carry
and topped 100 yards for the 20th
time in the regular season since
joining the Seahawks in 2010.
Lynch, who ran for 1,257 yards
and 12 touchdowns last season, bar-
reled through a trio of Packers for a
TD with 3:41 left before halftime to
give the Seahawks a 17-10 lead and
added a second scoring run on the
first play of the fourth quarter.
“Obviously, we were the more
physical team today, offensively
and defensively. I saw supposedly
some of the best players in the
league not want to tackle Marshawn
Lynch,” Seattle defensive end
Michael Bennett said. “Of course,
nobody is going to say nothing
about that, but I seen a lot of guys
whiff on tackles that should have
been 2-yard gains and they’re sup-
posed to be the best.”
Seattle had 207 yards rushing as a
team and won for the 18th time in its
last 20 regular- season home games.
Harvin finished with 11 offensive
touches, including four rushes for 41
“If we already peaked this game
we’re going to be in trouble,”
Harvin said. “I hope we can just take
this game and build on it.”
Rodgers was 23 of 33 for 189
yards and was isolated to one side of
the field. He looked almost exclu-
sively for Jordy Nelson matched up
against Byron Maxwell and never
threw in Sherman’s direction.
Nelson finished with nine recep-
tions, but Maxwell came up with a
third-quarter interception on a pass
that deflected off Nelson’s hands.
The most action for Sherman
came in the first half when he acci-
dently blocked Davon House into
Earl Thomas on a punt return caus-
ing a fumble recovered by the
But Seattle’s defenders did their
part. They sacked Rodgers three
times, taking advantage of a knee
injury suffered by right tackle Bryan
Bulaga in the second quarter. His
replacement, Derek Sherrod, gave up
a fourth-down sack to Cliff Avril to
end one drive inside Seattle territory.
Following a Seattle punt, Sherrod
was beaten by Michael Bennett on
Green Bay’s next offensive snap.
Rodgers was stripped and Sherrod
fell on the fumble in the end zone for
a safety and a 22-10 lead.
“I think that you get wake up
calls and then you get drill ser-
geant kick you out the bed calls
and I think we just got kicked out
the bed onto a cement floor, and it
hurt,” Green Bay defensive line-
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Joan Rivers
dead at 81
Rivers stood
up fearlessly
for the funny
By Lynn Elber
Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the
male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned
Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebri-
ties, died Thursday. She was 81.
Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by
family and close friends, daughter Melissa Rivers said. She was hospi-
talized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest in a doctor’s office follow-
ing a routine procedure. The New York state health department is investigat-
ing the circumstances.
“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” Melissa Rivers
said. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that
we return to laughing soon.”
Under the immobile, plastic surgery-crafted veneer that became Joan Rivers’
unapologetic trademark as she aged, her wit remained as vibrantly raw and
unruly as when she first broke her way into a comedy world belonging
largely to men.
In a 2010 “Late Show” interview, David Letterman broached the
plastic surgery issue: “You don’t look exactly like the Joan Rivers
I used to know.” Rivers was unapologetic.
“Our business is so youthful. ... You do little tweaks, and I
think if a woman wants to look good, or a man, do it,” she said.
“It’s not about anybody else.”
Fashion and acting were the early dreams of the woman who
grew up as a self-described “fatty,” but it was humor that paid the
bills and ultimately made Rivers a star. She refused to cede the
spotlight as the decades passed, working vigorously until her
Rivers was a scrapper, rebuilding her career and life after a
failed attempt to make it as a late-night host was followed
By Frazier Moore
NEWYORK — Joan Rivers was fearless.
Or, to be more accurate, a humorist who fearlessly spun fears
into gold.
They were golden, Rivers’ potshots, put-downs and zingers
(often aimed at herself) that mocked a world of vanities, foolish-
ness and, yes, fear.
“The trouble with me is, I make jokes too often,” she told the
Associated Press in 2013. “That’s how I get through life. Life is
SO difficult — everybody’s been through something! But you
laugh at it, it becomes smaller. ”
So she made fears evaporate, at least for a moment. She blew
them up with relish.
She was known as acerbic or even cruel, but often there was bit-
ter honesty in the humor, and anyway her targets were big enough
to take it. When she famously joked about Elizabeth Taylor’s obe-
sity (“She has more chins than a Beijing phone book”) both Taylor
and phone customers in Beijing handily withstood the assault.
She didn’t spare her own Jewishness, or larger Jewish sensibili-
ties. (At least one of her jokes invoked the Nazi Holocaust and
sparked an outcry from the Anti-Defamation League.) But offstage she
took her Jewish identity seriously. Just last March, she quietly got
See JOAN, Page 18
See RIVERS, Page 18
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By Judy Richter
Hillbarn Theatre has begun its
74th season with an ambitious
musical undertaking, “Funny
Loosely based on the life of
comedienne Fanny Brice, the
show premiered on Broadway in
1964 and became a popular film in
1968. Both starred Barbra
Streisand as Fanny.
Melissa WolfKlain takes on that
daunting role and does it more
than ample justice with her terrific
singing, acting, dancing and
comic timing.
Written by Isobel Lennart, the
story takes place shortly before
and after World War I as Fanny
breaks into show business and
becomes a star in the Ziegfeld
During that time, she meets the
handsome, charming Nick
Arnstein (William Giammona), a
gambler. Giammona looks the
part of Nick, but his acting can be
stiff, and there’s not much chem-
istry between him and WolfKlain.
They marry and have a daughter,
but his involvement in a shady
bond deal lands him in prison for
18 months and leads to the end of
their marriage.
Jule Styne’s music, with lyrics
by Bob Merrill, includes such
favorites as “I’m the Greatest
Star,” “People” and “Don’t Rain
on My Parade,” all sung by Fanny.
Besides Nick, another impor-
tant man in her life is her long-
time, loyal friend, Eddie Ryan
(Justin Travis Buchs). He’s a
vaudeville dancer who coaches her
early in her career and quietly car-
ries a torch for her. Buchs is an
accomplished dancer who stands
out in “Cornet Man” and “Rat-tat-
Other major figures are Mrs.
Brice (Tracy Chiappone), Fanny’s
mother; Emma (Jenifer Butler),
her friend and assistant; and
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Dennis M.
Lickteig), Follies producer.
The Hillbarn production features
an outstanding ensemble of
dancers executing choreography
by James Zongus. Seated on a
platform behind a new wall in the
theater, the 17-piece orchestra is
led by musical director Joe
Hillbarn’s new executive artistic
director, Dan Demers, directs the
show and does his best to keep it
moving smoothly on Hillbarn’s
small stage. Despite the unusual
use of a proscenium (design by
Kuo-Hao Lo), the many scene
changes lend an episodic feeling,
especially in the second act.
Costumes by Lisa Cross provide
WolfKlain and the women dancers
with one lovely outfit after anoth-
er. Don Coluzzi’s lighting design
isn’t up to his usual standards.
Fanny Brice was born in New
York’s Lower East Side in 1891
and died in 1951 at the age of 59.
Besides her stage and film work,
she created a popular radio charac-
ter, Baby Snooks.
“Funny Girl” will continue at
Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E.
Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City,
through Sept. 21. For tickets and
information call (650) 349-6411
or visit www.hillbarntheatre.org.
Hillbarn gets ambitious with ‘Funny Girl’
WolfKlain shines as Fanny Brice in show popularized by Barbra Streisand
The entire company sings of Fanny Brice’s success in the number ‘Henry Street.’
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closely by her husband’s suicide.
Rivers’ style was hard-driving from the
start and her material only got sharper.
She was ready to slam anyone. A favored
target was Elizabeth Taylor’s weight (“her
favorite food is seconds”), but the comedi-
an kept current with verbal assaults on
Miley Cyrus and other newcomers.
With her raspy voice and brash New York
accent, Rivers turned the red carpet of the
Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes into a
stalking ground for E! Entertainment. Her
familiar query — “Who are you wearing?”
— would quickly give way to such snarky
commentary as her assessment of Adele’s
Grammy outfit: The singer looked like she
was sitting on a teapot.
The barbs could turn inward as well, with
Rivers mocking everything from her pro-
claimed lack of sex appeal (“my best birth
control now is just to leave the lights on”)
to her own mortality.
In 2007, Rivers and her partner-in-
slime, daughter Melissa, were dropped by
their new employer, the TV Guide
Channel, and replaced by actress Lisa
Rinna. But the Rivers’ women found new
success on E! with “Fashion Police,”
which Rivers hosted and her daughter pro-
Joan Rivers never relaxed, always look-
ing for the next and better punchline.
“The trouble with me is, I make jokes
too often,” she told the AP in 2013, just
days after the death of her older sister. “I
was making jokes yesterday at the funeral
home. That’s how I get through life. Life
is SO difficult — everybody’s been
through something! But you laugh at it, it
becomes smaller. ”
She had faced true crisis in the mid-
1980s. Edgar Rosenberg, her husband of
23 years, committed suicide in 1987 after
she was fired from her Fox talk show,
which he produced. The show’s failure was
a major factor, Rivers said. Rosenberg’s
suicide also temporarily derailed her
“Nobody wants to see someone whose
husband has killed himself do comedy four
weeks later,” she told The New York Times
in 1990.
Rivers had originally entered show busi-
ness with the dream of being an actress,
but comedy was a way to pay the bills
while she auditioned for dramatic roles.
“Somebody said, ‘You can make six dol-
lars standing up in a club,’” she told the
AP, “and I said, ‘Here I go!’ It was better
than typing all day. ”
In the early 1960s, comedy was a man’s
game and the only women comics she
could look to were Totie Fields and Phyllis
Diller. But she worked her way up from
local clubs in New York until, in 1965, she
landed her big break on “The Toni ght
Show” after numerous rejections. “God,
you’re funny. You’re going to be a star, ”
host Johnny Carson told her after she had
rocked the audience with laughter.
Her nightclub career prospered and by
late that year she had recorded her first
comedy album, “Joan Rivers Presents Mr.
Phyllis and Other Funny Stories.” Her per-
sonal life picked up as well: She met
British producer Rosenberg and they mar-
ried after a four-day courtship.
Rivers hosted a morning talk show on
NBC in 1968 and, the next year, made her
Las Vegas debut with female comedians
still a relative rarity.
“To control an audience is a very mascu-
line thing,” Rivers told the Los Angeles
Times in 1977. “The minute a lady is in
any form of power, they (the public) total-
ly strip away your femininity — which
isn’t so. Catherine the Great had a great
In 1978, she wrote, directed and co-
starred in the movie “Rabbit Test.” It had
an intriguing premise — Billy Crystal as a
man who gets pregnant — but was poorly
received. In 1983, though, she scored a
coup when she was named permanent guest
host for Carson on “Tonight.”
Although she drew good ratings, NBC
hesitated in renewing her contract three
years later. Fledgling network Fox jumped
in with an offer of her own late-night
She launched “The Late Show Starring
Joan Rivers” on Fox in 1986, but the ven-
ture lasted just a season and came at a
heavy price: Carson cut ties with her when
she surprised him by becoming a competi-
Carson kept publicly silent about her
defection but referred obliquely to his new
rival in his monologue on the day her
show debuted.
“There are a lot of big confrontations
this week,” Carson said as the audience
giggled expectantly. “Reagan and
Gorbachev, the Mets versus the Astros,
and me versus ‘The Honeymooners’ l ost
Her show was gone in a year and she
would declare that she had been “raped” by
Fox; three months later, her husband was
found dead.
It took two years to get her career going
again, and then she didn’t stop. Rivers
appeared at clubs and on TV shows includ-
ing “Hollywood Squares.” She appeared on
Broadway and released more comedy
albums and books, most recently “Diary
of a Mad Diva.”
She was born Joan Molinsky in
Brooklyn to Russian immigrants Meyer
Molinsky, a doctor, and Beatrice. Rivers
had a privileged upbringing but struggled
with weight — she was a self-proclaimed
“fatty” as a child — and recalled using
make-believe as an escape. After graduat-
ing from Barnard College in 1954, she
went to work as a department store fashion
coordinator before she turned to comedy
clubs. She had a six-month marriage to
Jimmy Sanger.
In recent years, Rivers was a familiar
face on TV shopping channel QVC, hawk-
ing her line of jewelry, and won the reality
show “Celebrity Apprentice” by beating
out her bitter adversary, poker champ
Annie Duke. In 2010, she was featured in
the documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of
She never let age, or anything, make her
sentimental. Earlier in 2014, she got
inked: a half-inch-tall tattoo, “6M,” on
the inside of her arm representing 6 mil-
lion Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust. In
2013, she brashly pledged to work “forev-
er. ”
“You never relax and say, ‘Well, here I
am!’” she declared. “You always think, ‘Is
this gonna be OK?’ I have never taken any-
thing for granted.”
Survivors include her daughter, Melissa
and a grandson, Cooper.
Continued from page 16
inked at a Manhattan tattoo parlor with a
tiny “6M” on the inside of her arm, a per-
sonal reminder of the six million Jews who
died under the Nazis.
For her, even the Grim Reaper was fair
Last summer, Rivers — then 80 — rocked
her audience at a Manhattan club when, mid-
way through her set, she pretended to have a
seizure. A moment later, satisfied she had
punked the room, she teased those present
by observing how they would have loved to
see her drop dead in mid-act. Sure, it would
be shocking and sad, she chortled. But what
a great story to be able to tell afterward!
Then it was on with the show.
Atiny dynamo, Rivers never, decade after
decade, slowed her manic pace, juggling
standup dates, TV shows, books, and her
jewelry and fashion line, with blatant disre-
gard for her accumulating years.
“I have never wanted to be a day less than
I am,” she insisted during that 2013 inter-
view. “People say, 'I wish I were 30 again.’
Nahhh! I’m very happy HERE. It’s great. It
gets better and better. And then, of course,
we die.”
But even acknowledging the stale breath
of mortality, Rivers pledged to work “for-
ever,” and, meanwhile, gave the finger to
the ravages of aging: She was an early and
voracious proponent of cosmetic surgery,
which increasingly gave her the appearance
of a hyperactive porcelain doll, and also
served her with a wealth of material for
jokes. (Item: “I’ve had so much plastic sur-
gery, when I die they will donate my body
to Tupperware.”)
She might never have become a comedi-
an. Her first love was fashion — while still
in school, she was a fashion coordinator
for a New York department store — and from
her earliest TV appearances, however rau-
cous, she arrived stylishly clad.
And had she had her druthers as an enter-
tainer, she would have been an actress play-
ing lots of different roles, not just Joan
Rivers. But comedy became an early way to
pay the bills. Then it kept on paying.
In this way, she pierced the all-male bas-
tion of standup comedy. She was a pioneer
and remains one. She made the world safe
for all the women comedians who have fol-
lowed in her wake.
But Rivers was never accepted as one of
the guys. In a career that spanned a half-
century, and repeatedly took her to the
heights of success, she never was part of
that or any “In” crowd. (“I’m in nobody’s
circle,” she once said. “I’ve always been an
outsider.”) Their disapproval must have
been a point of pride for her. Also an endur-
ing sore point.
And it was surely a key to her charm. A
life-long free agent, Rivers was always a
truth teller without fear or favor. She was
beholden to no one except her fans, who, at
times, she made bristle or cringe at her out-
spokenness. But she never failed to make
them laugh.
Continued from page 16
“The trouble with me is, I make jokes too often. ...
I was making jokes yesterday at the funeral home.That’s
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through something! But you laugh at it, it becomes smaller.”
—Joan Rivers
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Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Joan
Rivers share their reactions Thursday to her
death at age 81:
“Joan Rivers brought laughter to millions
around the world and was proud of her
Jewish heritage and a vocal supporter of the
State of Israel. We will miss her deeply and
we send our heartfelt condolences to her
— Israel Prime Minister Benjami n
Netanyahu in a statement.
“I’m completely heartbroken by the loss
of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my
boss, she was and will always be my
teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspira-
tion and the only grandmother I ever knew.
She was family and I will never forget her.
Laughter will be difficult for a while but
when I’m sad, lonely or upset all I will have
to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross
my face. ... I will miss you deeply and will
always hear your voice in my head saying,
`My darling get out there and be you!’”
— Ri vers’ fel l ow “Fashi on Pol i ce”
panelist Kelly Osbourne in a state-
ment .
“Here’s a woman, a real pioneer for other
women looking for careers in stand-up com-
edy. And talk about guts — she would come
out here and sit in this chair and say some
things that were unbelievable, just where
you would have to swallow pretty hard ...
but it was hilarious ... The force of her com-
edy was overpowering.”
— Host David Letterman from the
tapi ng of Thursday’s “Late Show. ”
“Our dear Joan is gone. Knowing her,
working with her and enjoying the fun
times of life with her was special. She will
always be in our hearts. ... Joan we will
miss you.”
— Comedian Don Rickles in a
“A legend, a friend, a mentor, an icon, and
wildly funny. One of a kind. RIP.”
— Comedian Kathy Griffin i n a
t weet .
“I never saw someone attack a stage with
so much energ y. She was a controlled light-
ning bolt. She was a prolific and unpre-
dictable, joyful joke writer. She loved com-
edy. She loved the audience. She was a great
actress and should have done that more. She
loved living and working. She was kind.
She was real. She was brave. She was funny
and you just wanted to be around her. I
looked up to her. I learned from her. I loved
her. I liked her. And I already miss her very
— Comedian-actor-writer Loui s
C. K. i n a statement.
“What a full life. Every woman in comedy
is indebted to her. She was there at the
beginning and funny to the end. RIP Joan.”
— Comedian-actress-writer Amy
Poehl er i n a statement.
“No one loved life, laughter, and a good
time more than Joan. We would have dinner
and laugh and gossip and I always left the
table smiling. She was a brassy, often out-
rageous, and hilarious performer who made
millions laugh. In private, she was the pic-
ture of elegance and class. I will miss her.”
— Newswoman Barbara Wal ters i n
a statement.
“My heart is torn in half. She wasn’t
— Comedian Sarah Silverman in a
t weet .
“Joan Rivers was a pioneer in the enter-
tainment industry. Fearless, tireless and
brilliantly funny. I will forever look up to
Joan. She was a true friend.”
— Tal k-show host Kel l y Ri pa i n a
“She was one of the best comedy guests
Johnny (Carson) ever had.”
— Comedian-director David
Stei nberg i n a statement.
“Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer.
She paved the way for a lot of comedians.
I’m very sad she’s gone.”
— Comedian-host Ellen DeGenere s
i n a tweet.
“First Robin (Williams). Now Joan. The
world just became a less funny place. RIP
Joan Rivers.”
— Comedian Gilbert Gottfried in a
t weet .
“RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has
vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.”
— Comedian Roseanne Barr i n a
t weet .
“We lost a great one in Joan Rivers — she
was funny all the way to the end.”
— Tal k-show host Ji mmy Ki mmel
i n a tweet.
“Watching Joan Rivers do standup at age
81 was incredible: athletic, jaw-dropping,
terrifying, essential. It never stopped.
Neither will she.”
— Actress-di rector-writer Lena
Dunham in a tweet.
Celebrities reflect on Joan Rivers’ death
When it came to insults, Joan Rivers aimed
everywhere: Elizabeth Taylor and Justin
Bieber, Michelle Obama and Michael
Jackson. Even celebrity babies weren’t
And sometimes the target was Joan Rivers
Here are five memorable zingers by the
comedian, who died Thursday at age 81:
•”Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is
•”I’ve never seen a six-month-old so
desperately in need of a waxing,”on North
West, daughter of Kanye West and Kim
•”I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I
die they will donate my body to
•”Boy George is all England needs —
another queen who can’t dress.”
•”I blame my mother for my poor sex life.
All she told me was `the man goes on top
and the woman underneath.’ For three
years my husband and I slept in bunk
Five of Rivers’ top zingers
Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Judy Richter
Broadway San Jose is hosting a
touring production of “Wicked”
with everything that has made the
musical such a huge hit ever since
it opened on Broadway nearly 11
years ago.
“Wicked” is regarded as a pre-
quel to “The Wizard of Oz,” the
1939 film. Audience members will
have fun identifying sly refer-
ences to the film.
“Wicked” focuses on the two
witches in the film. However, the
wicked one doesn’t start that way,
nor does the good one begin as
quite so virtuous.
Elphaba (Emmy Raver-
Lampman, the standby for Emma
Hunton) is the green-toned young
woman who goes to Shiz, a col-
lege in Oz run by Madame
Morrible (Alison Fraser).
Shunned by nearly everyone,
the studious Elphaba is there to
take care of her younger sister,
Nessarose (Jenny Florkowski),
who uses a wheelchair.
Also new on campus is Glinda
(Chandra Lee Schwartz), a beauti-
ful, conceited, vacuous blonde.
Much to their mutual consterna-
tion, they’re roommates.
The two develop a friendship
even though both are attracted to
another new student, the hand-
some, rich Fiyero (Nick Adams),
who prides himself on “Dancing
Through Life.”
In the meantime, Elphaba real-
izes that there’s oppression of
people who are different or who
espouse opposing views. She
decides to tell the Wonderful
Wizard of Oz (Tim Kazurinsky).
She’s bitterly disappointed when
she learns the truth about him, but
she also discovers her magical
As she endures more disap-
pointments, she vows that “No
Good Deed” will go unpunished
and becomes known as the Wicked
Witch. For Glinda’s part, she
matures and becomes more
insightful and good.
Stephen Schwartz’s music and
lyrics are memorably tuneful. Two
of the best songs are “Popular, ”
sung by the bouncy Glinda as she
decides to give Elphaba a
makeover, and “Defying Gravity, ”
sung by Elphaba and Glinda as the
rousing end to the first act.
Touring productions can some-
times seem tired and low budget,
but not this one. The singing,
dancing and acting are all first
rate, especially by Raver-
Lampman as Elphaba and
Schwartz as Glinda.
Original director Joe Montello
has kept the large cast razor-
sharp, just as the original musical
stager, Wayne Cilento, has done
with the choreography.
Fanciful costumes by Susan
Hilferty and ingenious sets by
Eugene Lee also come from the
original production, as do the
sound by Tony Meola and light-
ing by Kenneth Posner.
“Wicked” had its pre-Broadway
world premiere in San Francisco
in 2003. It returned to the city in
2005, 2009 and 2013 and has
been seen throughout the world.
It will continue at the San Jose
Center for the Performing Arts,
255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose,
through Sept. 14. For tickets and
information call (800) 982-2787
or visit
‘Wicked’ still razor-sharp in return to Bay
Chandra Lee Schwartz stars in ‘Wicked.’
Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Susan Cohn
TI ON, 1929–1949, AT THE SAN
From its uncertain beginnings to its suc-
cesses as Asia’s first sustained commercial
airline, the China National Aviation
Corporation blazed a trail unlike any other
in the history of commercial air transport.
For two decades, CNAC pioneered air opera-
tions over much of the world’s most chal-
lenging terrain. These included the route
system over the Himalaya, an area between
India and China known as “the Hump.”
Daring to fly at extreme altitudes through all
types of harsh weather conditions, the
skilled and adventurous pilots of CNAC
established an aerial lifeline to China. The
company’s achievements occurred in the
midst of — and were dramatically influenced
by — a period of continuous political
upheaval and wartime conditions through-
out the region. CNAC’s personnel continu-
ously operated and adapted its air services
during civil war, invasion, occupation,
world war and revolution. In opening the
skies over China and beyond as a carrier of
passengers, airmail and cargo, CNAC
became an important strategic asset during a
time of great conflict.The Legend of CNAC:
China National Aviation Corporation,
1929–1949, at the San Francisco Airport
Museum displays artifacts, documents and
images that reveal the visionary leadership
and the fortitude and resourcefulness of the
men and women of CNAC. United in a com-
mon cause, they pushed the power of air
transport to its limit in service to others.
The legend of the China National Aviation
Corporation continues to inspire. The
Legend of CNAC: China National Aviation
Corporation, 1929–1949 is on display at
the Aviation Museum and Library at the San
Francisco International Airport’s
International Terminal, Level 3 through
Feb. 6, 2015.
The public is invited to a free program
about the history of CNAC to be held 10:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the
Aviation Museum and Library. Presenters
include Gregory Crouch, author of the pre-
eminent book on CNAC history, China’s
Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance and
Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During
the Golden Age of Flight; Tripp Alyn, chair
of the Historical and Museums Committee
of the Flying Tigers Association and cousin
of Maax Hammer, AVG, who will provide an
overview of the strategic situation and the
links between CNAC, Claire Lee Chennault
and the AVG Flying Tigers; and Angie Chen,
daughter of CNAC Pilot Wei Ling Chen,
who makes a presentation on China’s New
Civil Aviation Museum. Program parking
validated with Airport garage ticket. For
more information visit
GALLERY. The Portola Art Gallery pres-
ents “Recent Works,” oil paintings by
Carolyn Jones of Menlo Park. The exhibit,
which runs through Sept. 30, includes
Jones’ landscapes from her travels in
California, Vermont and France. Jones is
best known for her California landscapes,
focusing on local mid-Peninsula scenes,
including the Baylands, Pacific Coast and
coastal mountains. She paints in oil, using
brush, rag, fingers and palette knife, to cap-
ture an impression of the moment with
changing scenery and weather conditions.
The public is invited to a reception for the
exhibit opening 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 6. The artist will be present. The
Portola Art Gallery exhibits art from 16
award-winning Bay Area artists. Painting,
pastel, photography and ceramics can be
viewed at the Gallery, located at the Historic
Allied Arts Guild at 75 Arbor Road, Menlo
Park. For more information call 321.0220
or visit www.portolaartgallery.com.
Leonardo’s Studio — the Peninsula Museum
of Art’s children’s program — continues its
art classes for young people this fall. The
Studio’s mission is to provide children’s art
education that satisfies Common Core stan-
dards and build creativity and inventive-
ness. Class offerings accommodate sports
programs and other after-school activities.
Tuition is $150 per student for 10 weeks.
For information and to register email Jackie
Flynn, Executive Director Leonardo’s
Studio, at leonardosstudiopma@gmail.com
or call her at (510) 459-6949. For informa-
tion about ongoing Adult art classes visit
the museum’s website under the Classes tab
at peninsulamuseum.org.
LOS. Gain a pilot’s eye perspective of what
flying is all about. The McDonnell Douglas
A-4 Skyhawk, Boeing 747 and Hiller H-12
cockpits are always open, but on Open
Cockpit Days the doors and canopies of
many additional aircraft in the Hiller
Aviation Museum’s collection swing open
to allow visitors a special chance to sit
inside and explore the controls and instru-
ments needed to fly these aircraft. 10 a.m. -
2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 601 Skyway
Road, San Carlos. For information call 654-
0200 or visit www.hiller.org.
Susan Cohn can be reached at susan@smdailyjour-
nal.com or www.twitter.com/susancityscene.
Captain James M.Dalby CNAC flight jacket c.1943.On display as part of The Legend of CNAC:
China National Aviation Corporation,1929-1949,at the San Francisco Airport Museum through
Feb. 6, 2015.
By Jake Coyle
There are many differences between
America’s troubled exit from Iraq and its ram-
shackle retreat from Vietnam. But the U.S.
flight from Saigon as seen in Rory Kennedy’s
documentary “Last Days in Vietnam” has
incredible, unmistakable resonance on the
political, ethical and military confusion that
occurs when, after years of war, a far-away
nation pulls up stakes.
These are scenes of a humbled superpower
and the terrifying vacuum left behind. South
Vietnamese soldiers (allies to the U.S.
through years of combat) mobbing the last
World Airways flight out of Da Nang as it
moves down the runway. Packed refugees
crouching around the pool of the U.S.
embassy in Saigon. Helicopters being pushed
into the ocean so that more could land on a
destroyer escort. (The boat, the Kirk, received
17 helicopter loads of refugees.)
“It looked like something out of Exodus,”
remembers an American soldier in the film.
The end came two years after a 1973 peace
accord, one celebrated with Bloody Marys at
the U.S. embassy. But the agreement between
President Richard Nixon and the North
Vietnamese Army proved empty. After Nixon
was impeached, North Vietnam launched a
major attack on the South, and streamed down
the coast largely unabated. The U.S., tired
from the long, aimless war, no longer put up
a fight. President Gerald Ford couldn’t even
get Congress to approve some $700 million
in aid, leaving little support for South
In April 1975, Armed Forces Radio signaled
the retreat with a planned code: Bing
Crosby’s “White Christmas.”
Kennedy, the youngest of Bobby
Kennedy’s 11 children and a seasoned film-
maker, fills her film with particular stories
from the desperate final hours in Saigon.
Many of the tales are remarkable, none more
so than the Vietnamese helicopter pilot who
flew his family on a large Chinook to the
Kirk. Since the helicopter was too large to
land on the small boat, his family jumped to
the ship; a baby was tossed. The pilot then
hovered over the water before jumping into
the ocean and swimming to the ship.
Just as the entire war had been, the exit was
a moral quagmire. “Who stays, who goes?”
says Capt. Stuart Herrington. For those that
had fought for the South, staying meant
death, prison or “reeducation” camps.
U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin had
delayed the evacuation until the very end,
fearful of setting off a panic. That meant that
preferable plans for airlifts or cargo ships
were jettisoned for helicopters, which could
carry fewer refugees.
But there are countless stories here of
American soldiers — often against orders —
sneaking out as many of their Vietnamese
colleagues as possible. Martin filled the heli-
copters with South Vietnamese, knowing as
soon as the last American was out, the heli-
copters would stop.
The final moment, too, was mishandled.
Henry Kissinger announced the final withdraw
of troops, only to then discover there were
still a handful of Marines left on a rooftop.
“There was another horrendous screw-up,”
groans Kissinger.
While the U.S. attempts to counter ISIS
militants in Iraq, “Last Days of Vietnam” Iraq
is eerily foreboding for its implicit warnings
to the fallout of political abandonment. But
it’s also, on a more micro level, inspiring.
Even in failed wars, lives can be saved.
‘Last Days of Vietnam’
shows the fall of Saigon
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and townhomes, as well as in outdoor seat-
ing areas in restaurants.
Ultimately, the council directed staff to
draft an amendment that would ban smoking
in all rental apartment complexes and
require those who own their own condo-
miniums or townhouses to only smoke
indoors with the windows closed. The coun-
cil also indicated it wanted to revisit the rule
six months after implementation.
“Sixty-four percent of the residents of
Foster City live in multifamily residences
or units so, by banning smoking in apart-
ments, it took a big bite in protecting the
residents,” Councilman Steve Okamoto
However, the council could not come to a
decision on further regulating smoking in
restaurants and the current law, which per-
mits smoking in up to 50 percent of outdoor
seating areas, stands. Waterfront Pizza, a
Mediterranean restaurant with an owner who
said it relies on its ability to serve hookah,
has been subject of council discord.
Councilman Gary Pollard abstained from
voting on a motion to grandfather
Waterfront Pizza as exempt under a new law.
The vote was split and prevented the council
from moving forward.
“I abstained because I did not want the
word grandfathered or the name of a restau-
rant put into an ordinance. … So I figured
I’m going to abstain because I’m not happy
with either way it’s written,” Pollard said.
“At the end of the day, I think everybody
got what they wanted, in my opinion.
Because they don’t have a time limit nor are
they grandfathered forever. It’s just this way
if someone wants to bring it up and change
it, we’ll try again.”
The council has spent more than a year
going back and forth on how to deter sec-
ondhand smoke by voting in one direction
then changing its course at subsequent
Mayor Charlie Bronitsky wrote in an
email, “the smoking ordinance is not yet
final and even now there are unresolved
issues. I will continue to work to get it com-
pleted this year. ”
The council did make significant progress
in July after choosing to table the two con-
troversial issues to move forward on what it
unanimously agreed.
As of Wednesday, smoking is prohibited
on city-owned property such as parks and
streets, at public events and within a 50-
foot buffer zone from entrances to commer-
cial spaces. The regulation does allow sin-
gle-family home owners to smoke on their
Enforcing the new ordinance will be a
combination of policing and code enforce-
ment, said Andra Lorenz, management ana-
lyst in the city manager’s office.
If the smoking ban in apartments passes
and a landlord fails to post signs or abide by
the rules, Lorenz said code enforcement
would be processed through the Community
Development Department.
“Our goal isn’t fines and punishment, our
goal is really the protection of public
health,” Lorenz said.
Police Capt. Joe Pierucci said police
would first focus on education but will issue
fines if necessary.
“We will look for voluntary compliance
and we will encourage our officers to use
whatever discretion is warranted. And keep
the spirit of the law in mind and use whatev-
er action they can to remedy the situation,”
Pierucci said.
The city will focus on education until the
beginning of next year and a first offense
will result in a warning. Starting in 2015,
penalties for smoking in prohibited areas
would be $250 for the first offense, $500 for
the second and $1,000 for the third offense
and thereafter.
Pollard said although the council has
made headway in the new ordinance, there is
still work to be done and more opportuni-
ties for the public to weigh in.
“All we did [Tuesday] was vote in favor to
send it to staff to come back with the lan-
guage so let’s see what the language is and
that’ll give people the opportunities to talk
about it,” Pollard said. “The soap opera will
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notice of the council meeting and the city
did not first undertake an environmental
impact report on the project.
In July, the council voted 3-2, with coun-
cilmen Matt Grocott and Cameron Johnson
dissenting, to prohibit parking on the
city’s main gateway between 7 a.m. and 6
p.m. on weekdays as a way to ease conges-
tion by restriping it two lanes in both direc-
Residents of Holly Street and the Greater
East San Carlos neighborhood were out-
raged about the loss of their parking for the
majority of the day and some argued the
changes were unnecessary.
Martinez said Thursday that the issue is
less about parking as it is public safety and
the city fast-tracking a project that will sub-
stantially change Holly Street’s character
without adequate environmental review. The
city used a parking ordinance to disguise its
actual plan of restriping the street from two
to four lanes, he said.
“It is a blatant attempt to pull the wool
over our eyes,” Martinez said.
Rubens said the California
Environmental Quality Act makes exemp-
tions for some city actions like restriping
of streets which it leaves to the authority of
the public works director. Otherwise, for
example, cities would spend extra time and
money on environmental reviews every
time a curb needed red paint.
The planned parking changes were the
only aspect that required council approval,
Rubens said.
“We’re very comfortable that we’re on
solid ground with these exemptions,” he
The lawsuit also challenges the city’s
timeline of approval, claiming the 4x7
postcard notice mailed to residents was
inadequate because it failed to specify that
the proposed parking ordinance included
the bigger project. Therefore, the public
couldn’t decide whether to attend the July 14
public meeting and speak up, Martinez said.
If so, Rubens said, why where the council
chambers filled to capacity at the meeting?
“Virtually the entire neighborhood turned
out,” Rubens said. “Nobody was confused
by this alleged notice.”
The notice was just a courtesy anyway and
not legally required, he said.
Martinez countered that turnout should
not be mistaken for the adequate notice
The lawsuit includes other disagreements
over technicalities. Martinez claims a July
28 letter sent to the city and Rubens
informed them they violated the Brown Act
with its lack of notice. Another letter was
sent Aug. 14. Rubens said the first letter was
not a legal notice to fix an alleged violation
because it was only one paragraph in a big-
ger message about a pending public records
act request.
Prior to the lawsuit’s filing, the Greater
East San Carlos neighborhood group
ramped up opposition efforts by posting
about 100 signs claiming the changes of
the street into the “Holly Highway” are a
threat to children’s safety.
GESC President Ben Fuller said the lack of
an EIR means the city is not interested at
looking at traffic-easing alternatives like
Brittan Avenue, Harbor Boulevard or
Crestview Drive.
“Holly Street is certainly part of the solu-
tion but is it the only game in town?” he
Mayor Mark Olbert said he is disappoint-
ed with the lawsuit because, while individu-
als have the right to sue, the litigation will
now likely stymie conversations on poten-
tial mitigation measures like larger drive-
“We directed staff to come back with
potential improvements to deal with the
consequences. I was looking forward to hav-
ing those discussions in September but now
I’m not sure what will happen. It would be a
little awkward to have those conversations
with a lawsuit happening,” he said.
While he understands the arguments about
pedestrian and children’s safety, Olbert said
he disagrees with the lawsuit’s contention
about the street’s overhaul altering the
“It’s been a major road and artery for a
long time, at least a generation,” Olbert
said. “I feel for the people who are there but
in terms of extending the parking restric-
tions, I hardly think it fundamentally
changes the character of the street.”
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ment likely coincides with some of his
and the district’s legal matters being
Within the past few years, Grenell
has worked amidst a civil grand jury
investigation into the district, allega-
tions of harassment and the California
Fair Political Practices Commission’s
investigation into the California
Maritime Infrastructure Bank and
Authority, of which he is president.
“I knew Peter was of retirement age
and eligible for retirement, so there’s
been some question as to how much
longer he would serve,” Holsinger
said. “I think having those complaints
filed possibly delayed his decision to
retire. … I think the contract exten-
sion perhaps subtlety, without us
knowing, was his was of saying he’s
going to fight this thing until it’s
Tucker and Holsinger said Grenell
has been cleared of any impropriety,
however, the District Attorney’s Office
recently received a complaint regard-
ing the bank and is making inquiries.
Commissioner Sabrina Brennan filed
a harassment complaint against
Grenell and expressed concerns about
district resources being used for the
infrastructure bank. Brennan, Tucker
and Parravano each said they were
interviewed by an investigator with
the District Attorney’s Office.
Assistant District Attorney Al
Serrato said a letter was sent to the dis-
trict’s counsel soliciting information
regarding the bank. Serrato said the
District Attorney’s Office is making
preliminary inquiries and has not com-
mitted to or ruled out a formal investi-
Holsinger and Tucker said they are
encouraged it won’t turn into a formal
investigation and clouding Grenell’s
reputation is unwarranted.
“I think it’s taken an emotional toll
to be accused and threatened and chal-
lenged the way that he has. Sabrina
Brennan has been … punitive in her
dealings with him,” Holsinger said.
“But the reality is he’s handled himself
professionally throughout.”
Brennan previously stated she was
discriminated against by Grenell and
often felt uncomfortable visiting the
district’s office. Brennan said she
couldn’t comment on the district attor-
ney’s investigation but was surprised
by Grenell’s announcement as his con-
tract was recently renewed.
Grenell said his disputes with
Brennan, the civil grand jury report
and other investigation did not influ-
ence the timing of his decision.
“I had started thinking about retire-
ment before [Brennan] joined the
board and, again, there have been
things that I was in the middle of that I
wanted to see through,” Grenell said.
Grenell said he wanted to make sure
the district’s start of its strategic busi-
ness plan went smoothly, ensure sev-
eral infrastructure developments and
projects benefiting the public were
addressed and is working to finalize
permits for improvements to the West
Trail near Mavericks.
Grenell said he also wants to ensure
the district’s more than $19 million
debt issued for harbor and marina
developments will be retired a year
The district had accrued the debt just
before Grenell started and Tucker cred-
its him for keeping the district afloat
and improving its finances.
“This man took this agency and 17
years later it’s much better than it was.
I’m very proud of the work he did. He’s
done nothing but good for us,” Tucker
said. “I think it was just his time and
he chose his time and he did it his way
so to speak.”
Grenell said he has much to be proud
of and is thankful for district staff. As
for the political controversy, he said it
comes with the territory of a divided
governing body.
“In my tenure, there have been peri-
ods where things were relatively calm,
comparatively other times it’s been a
bit more turbulent. That’s just part of
the political process, the democratic
process,” Grenell said. “So you work
with it, deal with it, and again, always
keeping your mind of what’s the pur-
pose of the agency, the district? What
are you supposed to be doing? And
that’s what I, and what the rest of staff,
continue to focus on. Taking care of
The commissioners were mixed as to
when they would start the process of
hiring a new general manager. Tucker
and Parravano said they wish to start
looking immediately as it will take
time to find a qualified applicant.
Holsinger said he thinks it best to wait
until after the election and Parravano
agreed that would be when a final deci-
sion is made.
“To lose somebody like your general
manager like that, unannounced to me,
was a game changer,” Parravano said.
“I think the idea that he’s leaving,
there’s a lot of knowledge that goes
with Mr. Grenell. A lot of knowledge
about coastal communities, harbors
and ports, legislation, the man was
like an encyclopedia on coastal legis-
lation. … He was very focused on the
human values that are associated with
the coastal communities and that was
one of his strengths.”
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Tai Chi every Monday, Friday and
Saturday. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. San
Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San
Carlos. For more information call
591-0341 ext. 237.
First Free Friday at the San Mateo
County History Museum. 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. San Mateo County History
Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood
City. Special activities for families
and children. For more information
go to www.historysmc.org.
The San Mateo Antique Show. 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. 1346 Saratoga Drive,
San Mateo. Features rare treasures,
antiques, fine and decorative art
and vintage collectibles. General
admission $8, senior citizens $5.
Senior Center Event — Armchair
Travel and Adventure. 1 p.m. San
Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda
de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For
more information 522-7490.
Food Truck Friday. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Devil’s Canyon Brewery, 935
Washington St., San Carlos. For more
information contact dan@dev-
Grand Opening Exhibition of
Pacific Art League. 5:30 p.m. to 8
p.m. Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona
St., Palo Alto. For more information,
e m a i l
Movies in the Park: ‘Frozen.’ 7 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. San Bruno City Park, 251
City Park Way, San Bruno. Free.
Attendees may bring lawn chairs or
blankets. For more information call
Belmont Parks and Recreation
presents Belmont Movies in the
Park: ‘The Sandlot.’ 7:30 p.m. The
Belmont Library.
Dragon Theatre presents
‘Moonlight and Magnolias.’ 8 p.m.
The Dragon Theatre, 2120
Broadway, Redwood City. Celebrate
the 75th anniversary of ‘Gone With
the Wind’ with ‘Moonlight and
Magnolias,’ a look back at the gold-
en age of Hollywood and the mak-
ing of an iconic American film.
Tickets are $30 for general admis-
sion seats. For more information and
to purchase tickets go to
Pacifica Spindrift Players presents
‘Meet Me in St. Louis, the Musical.’
8 p.m. Pacifica Spindrift Players,
1050 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. The
musical surrounds the Smith family
at the 1904 World’s Fair. Runs
through Sept. 7. Tickets are $25 for
adults and $20 for seniors and stu-
dents and can be purchased at
www.pacificaspindriftplayers.org or
by calling 359-8002. For more infor-
mation email Barbara Williams at
Mock SAT Test. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
San Mateo High School, 506 N.
Delaware St., San Mateo. Free, but
suggested donation of $20 for the
Dan Stone Scholarship at San Mateo
High School. To register call 579-
6180. For more information contact
SPCA’s volunteer orientation. 9
a.m. to 11 a.m. Center for
Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road,
Burlingame. For more information
call 340-7022 ext. 328.
E-waste drop-off and community
shred event. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. City
Hall parking lot, 610 Foster City
Blvd., Foster City. For more informa-
tion call 802-3500 or email
Free Seminar: Lawn Be Gone
rebate program. 10 a.m. to Noon.
San Mateo Main Library Oak Room,
55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Attend
the seminar to learn about the Lawn
Be Gone rebate’s program financial
incentive for removing your lawn.
Registration is required. For more
information and to register go to
www.bawsca.org/classes or call
Church of the
Highlands/Highlands Christian
School’s Second Annual ‘Fun in
the Sun Car Show.’ 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be food and live music,
but please no alcoholic beverages
at this family event. No car entry fee,
but must check in between 7 a.m.
and 8:30 a.m. For more information
call 873-4095.
43rd Annual Mountain View Art
and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Castro Street between El Camino
Real and Evelyn Avenue in
Mountain View. Includes crafts, food,
home and garden exhibits, bungee
jumping and more. Free. For more
information call 698-8378 or go to
Water Efficient Gardening 101. 11
a.m. Menlo Park City Council
Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo
Park. There will be a raffle for free
planets and refreshments will be
provided. For more information visit
menlopark.org/library or call 330-
South San Francisco Friends of
Parks and Recreation Chili Cook-
off. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joseph
Fernekes Building at Orange Park,
781 Tennis Drive, South San
SAT Practice Test. 11 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Burlingame Library, 480
Primrose Road, Burlingame. Test will
be administered by Kaplan. Sign up
is required. For more information
email Kim Day at day@plsinfo.org.
Sokol San Francisco’s 110th
Anniversary. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess
Drive, Foster City. Features national
costume live exhibition, Czech and
Slovak sing along, dancing and per-
formances by children of the Czech
School of California. Tickets are $35
for Sokol members, $50 for non-
members, and $15 for youth 15 and
under. To RSVP and purchase tickets
go to www.sokolsf.org.
Photography and Art Exhibit of
Gerard and Frankie Corbett. 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Masterpiece Gallery,
1335 El Camino Real, Millbrae.
Father and daughter photography
and art exhibit. Runs through Sept.
28, Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. For more information call
The San Mateo Antique Show. 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. 1346 Saratoga Drive,
San Mateo. Features rare treasures,
antiques, fine and decorative art
and vintage collectibles. General
admission $8, senior citizens $5.
Autumn Moon Mandarin Story
Time. 11 a.m. Burlingame Library,
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame.
Free. For more information email
John Piche at piche@plsinfo.org.
Autumn Moon Festival. Noon and
1:30 p.m. Ming’s, 1700 Embarcadero
Road, Palo Alto. Dim sum and lunch
reservations are recommended.
Free to view the lion dance perform-
ance. For more information call 856-
Mid-Autumn ‘Moon Festival.’ 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1
Library Ave., Millbrae. Enjoy Asian
storytelling, music, dance and chil-
dren’s activities. Free and open to
the public. For more information call
Fatherhood Collaborative pres-
ents Dad & Me @ the Library. 2
p.m. Foster City Library, 1000 E.
Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Spend
quality time with children while
learning about the value of reading.
Features an interactive puppet
show. For more information go to
Wild Things, Inc. 2 p.m. Belmont
Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Belmont. Learn about wildlife. For
more information contact 591-8286.
Corbett Photographic and Art
Exhibit Reception. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1335 El Camino Real, Millbrae. Free
to the public. Runs through Sept. 28.
For more information call 636-4706.
Gospel on the Coast III. 7:30 p.m.
Community United Methodist
Church, Half Moon Bay. For more
information email admin@oigc.org.
Dragon Theatre presents
‘Moonlight and Magnolias.’ 8 p.m.
The Dragon Theatre, 2120
Broadway, Redwood City. Celebrate
the 75th anniversary of ‘Gone With
the Wind’ with ‘Moonlight and
Magnolias,’ a look back at the gold-
en age of Hollywood and the mak-
ing of an iconic American film.
Tickets are $30 for general admis-
sion seats. For more information and
to purchase tickets go to
Pacifica Spindrift Players presents
‘Meet Me in St. Louis, the Musical.’
8 p.m. Pacifica Spindrift Players,
1050 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. The
musical surrounds the Smith family
at the 1904 World’s Fair. Runs
through Sept. 7. Tickets are $25 for
adults and $20 for seniors and stu-
dents and can be purchased at
www.pacificaspindriftplayers.org or
by calling 359-8002. For more infor-
mation email Barbara Williams at
Baroque Music Concert presented
by The Palo Alto Philharmonic
Association. 8 p.m. First Baptist
Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo
Alto. Tickets are $22 general, $18
senior, and $10 student. To purchase
tickets online go to www.paphil.org.
43rd Annual Mountain View Art
and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Castro Street between El Camino
Real and Evelyn Avenue in
Mountain View. Includes crafts, food,
home and garden exhibits, bungee
jumping and more. Free. For more
information call 698-8378 or go to
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.
SANTACLARITA— It appears as if
anything might be possible in
Whether the masterminds behind
the new Fox unscripted society-build-
ing series are ensuring participants
can legally hunt, readying for wild-
fires or accounting for a cast member’s
impending pregnancy, they’ve seem-
ingly prepared for every possible situ-
ation at the rural compound where
“Utopia” is being filmed. Except for
one: What if nobody watches?
That’s not a scenario the creators of
this human ant farm even want to con-
“Realistically, I don’t know,” con-
ceded executive producer Conrad Green
in his trailer office across from the
“Utopia” set a few days before the par-
ticipants — or “pioneers,” as they’re
called — moved onto a made-over
Santa Clarita, California, movie
ranch. “The hope, of course, is that it
will be a huge success and go on for
much more than a year. ”
Based on a Dutch format, the U.S.
version of “Utopia” is billed as a 365-
day-long social experiment where 15
folks have been selected to live and
work together on a bare-bones plot of
land while being filmed by 130 cam-
eras. Unlike similar reality TV trials
like “Survivor” and “Big Brother, ”
there’s no host, competition or prize.
There aren’t even humans carrying
around cameras.
The action is captured entirely by
remote-controlled gizmos positioned
in trees, on rocks and throughout the
only pair of buildings on the “Utopia”
site: a small stable stocked with a
chicken coop and two dairy cows, and
a large open-air barn where the cast
can find shade and sleep. The footage
will be overseen, edited and streamed
from a complex of trailers steps away
from the set.
Green said the producers cast
Utopians with contrasting personali-
ties in hopes that the ambitious show
wouldn’t simply result in a televised
“hippy commune.” The pioneers
include a belly dancer, Southern pastor
and a pregnant woman due in
December. The series will feature a
monthly elimination that will keep
the cast changing throughout the life
of “Utopia.”
“My biggest fear is that it’s bor-
ing,” said Green.
Fox attempting to break new ground with ‘Utopia’
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5 Skippy rival
8 Library caution
11 Lets in customers
13 Suffix for forfeit
14 “Bali —”
15 Reporter’s coup
16 Bar sing-along
18 Player’s turn
20 Supplemented
21 Wrestling venue
23 Brewery product
24 Honor society letter
25 Flood, as a market
27 Get ready
31 Thing, in law
32 Domed tent
33 Herbal soothers
34 Mighty trees
36 Writer Dinesen
38 Coll. credits
39 Dept. store inventory
40 Hammer’s target
41 Elev.
42 Excavate
44 Rough, as fabric
46 Joyous outburst
49 Farmer’s org.
50 Citrus fruits
52 Emphathizes
56 Incite Rover
57 Have debts
58 Actor Murphy
59 Sarcastic retort
60 Cable honcho — Turner
61 Mailed out
1 Jan. and Feb.
2 Merchandise ID
3 Opposite of “paleo”
4 Troll’s kin
5 Feint
6 A Gershwin
7 Like forest creatures
8 Not barefoot
9 Ocean fish
10 Went quickly
12 Like foam rubber
17 Skilled
19 Holding dear
21 In the lead
22 Takes a chance
23 Reaches
24 Teen event
26 Caesar’s bear
28 Fix up
29 In advance
30 Discreet summons
35 Car model
37 Inelegant solution
43 Gold brick
45 Minstrels
46 Ritzy
47 Diva’s melody
48 Per capita
49 Not wasted
51 Pasture mom
53 Byron work
54 Family members
55 Adjust a clock
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be wary of anyone who
comes on too strong. Before opting to let someone
make a decision for you, make sure there are no
ulterior motives that can blindside you at a later date.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be prepared to go over
everything you do in detail. Household expenses will
be troublesome if you have been too generous with
loved ones. Running your home more efficiently will
ease your stress.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You will receive advice
from an unusual and unexpected source. If you are
open-minded, you will discover that the information
provided holds a worthwhile solution to a dilemma.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be conscientious
when it comes to money matters. Cautious investing
can improve your standard of living. You can have
fun without going overboard. A strict budget will
ensure peace of mind.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Others may not
understand your methods. Before you make a hasty
decision, talk over your plans to anyone who will
be affected by the choices you make. You’ll gain
support if you ask first.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Think twice before
baring your emotions to a new acquaintance. Your
personal secrets will be made public if you aren’t
careful. Protect against embarrassment and damage
to your reputation.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Find a group that you
feel akin to and make a contribution. Sharing your
knowledge and experience will be fulfilling and will
give you the chance to make new friends.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You are likely to end
up miserable and alone if you are disagreeable. Being
judgmental or disapproving of others will alienate you
from your peers. Make an effort to get along.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — New opportunities and
interests will arise if you keep company with like-
minded people. Stimulate your curiosity by going to as
many functions as possible.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — If you are feeling
restless, it’s time for a change. Consider making
some adjustments to your living space. Home
improvements will lead to increased property values
and greater comfort.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You and your family
members will be on different wavelengths. You can
avoid conflicts if you decide to work on personal
projects. This will protect you from interference.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Being willing to go the extra
mile at work will pay big dividends. Your name will
move to the top of the promotion list if you put your
nose to the grindstone.
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25 Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Wanted: Independent Contractor to provide
delivery of the Daily Journal six days per week,
Monday thru Saturday, early morning.
Experience with newspaper delivery required.
Must have valid license and appropriate insurance
coverage to provide this service in order to be
eligible. Papers are available for pickup in down-
town San Mateo at 3:30 a.m.
Please apply in person Monday-Friday, 9am to
4pm at The Daily Journal, 800 S. Claremont St
#210, San Mateo.
The best career seekers
read the Daily Journal.
We will help you recruit qualified, talented
individuals to join your company or organization.
The Daily Journal’s readership covers a wide
range of qualifications for all types of positions.
For the best value and the best results,
recruit from the Daily Journal...
Contact us for a free consultation
Call (650) 344-5200 or
Email: ads@smdailyjournal.com
Join the Daily Journal Event marketing
team as a Sales and Business Development
Specialist. Duties include sales and
customer service of event sponsorships,
partners, exhibitors and more. Interface
and interact with local businesses to
enlist participants at the Daily Journal’s
ever expanding inventory of community
events such as the Senior Showcase,
Family Resource Fair, Job Fairs, and
more. You will also be part of the project
management process. But first and
foremost, we will rely on you for sales
and business development.
This is one of the fastest areas of the
Daily Journal, and we are looking to grow
the team.
Must have a successful track record of
sales and business development.
We are looking for a telemarketing whiz,
who can cold call without hesitation and
close sales over the phone. Experience
preferred. Must have superior verbal,
phone and written communication skills.
Computer proficiency is also required.
Self-management and strong business
intelligence also a must.
To apply for either position,
please send info to
jerry@smdailyjournal.com or call
The Daily Journal seeks
two sales professionals
for the following positions:
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
104 Training
The San Mateo Daily Journal Classi-
fieds will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, and its lia-
bility shall be limited to the price of one
insertion. No allowance will be made for
errors not materially affecting the value
of the ad. All error claims must be sub-
mitted within 30 days. For full advertis-
ing conditions, please ask for a Rate
110 Employment
2 years experience
Immediate placement
on all assignments.
Call (650)777-9000
110 Employment
for Elderly - Hourly or Live-in, Day or
Night Shifts, Top Pay, Immediate Place-
ment. Required: Two years paid experi-
ence with elderly or current CNA certifi-
cation; Pass background, drug and other
tests; Drive Car; Speak and write English
Email resume to: jobs@starlightcaregiv-
ers.com Call: (650) 600-8108
Website: www.starlightcaregivers.com
CASHIER - PT/FT, will train. Apply at
AM/PM @ 470 Ralston Ave., Belmont.
Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great
pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp
Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273,
(408)280-7039 or (888)340-2273
110 Employment
Retirement community
FT/PT – morning/afternoon,
understand, write & speak
201 Chadbourne Ave.,
110 Employment
Limo Driver and Taxi Driver, Wanted,
full time, paid weekly, between $500 and
$700, (650)921-2071
Certified Nursing Assistants
(Must have Certificate)
$12 per hour
AM-PM Shifts available
Please apply in person
Marymount Greenhills
Retirement Center
1201 Broadway, Millbrae
No experience necessary
DOJ/FBI Clearance required
Experienced FT Cashier and FT Dish-
washer positions available. Apply at 895
Laurel St, San Carlos.
110 Employment
The Daily Journal is looking for in-
terns to do entry level reporting, re-
search, updates of our ongoing fea-
tures and interviews. Photo interns al-
so welcome.
We expect a commitment of four to
eight hours a week for at least four
months. The internship is unpaid, but
intelligent, aggressive and talented in-
terns have progressed in time into
paid correspondents and full-time re-
College students or recent graduates
are encouraged to apply. Newspaper
experience is preferred but not neces-
sarily required.
Please send a cover letter describing
your interest in newspapers, a resume
and three recent clips. Before you ap-
ply, you should familiarize yourself
with our publication. Our Web site:
Send your information via e-mail to
news@smdailyjournal.com or by reg-
ular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210,
San Mateo CA 94402.
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for ambitious interns who are eager to
jump into the business arena with both
feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs
of the newspaper and media industries.
This position will provide valuable
experience for your bright future.
Email resume
Sr Storage Eng in Mtn View, CA: Devlp
architect/design specs of file systm using
C, C++, Python. Req incl BS+5 yrs exp.,
incl C/C++, write code & storg featrs.
Mail res: Tintri, Inc. Attn: HR, 303 Raven-
dale Dr., Mountain View, CA 94043.
develop software components, scalable
systems. BrightEdge Technologies, Inc.,
Job ME021, 999 Baker Way, Ste 500,
San Mateo, CA 94404
develop software components, databas-
es. BrightEdge Technologies, Inc., Job
ME019, 999 Baker Way, Ste 500, San
Mateo, CA 94404
203 Public Notices
LIEN SALE - On 09/24/2014 at 1518 A
Lien Sale will be held on a 2005 CHRYS-
LER VIN: 2C4GM68435R302540
STATE: CA LIC: 5RFV155 at 9am
The following person is doing business
as: SCC Partners, 1001 O’Brien Dr.,
MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: 1) Dan
Phelps, 661 University Ave., Los Altos,
CA 94022, 2) Dan Mytels, 1336 Laguna
Ave, Burlingame CA 94010, 3) Daniel
Price, 1534 Jackson St., Apt. A, San
Francisco, CA 94019, 4) Brad Winegar,
1305 Knoll Dr., Moraga, CA 94556 5)
Jon Beizer, 1335 Brandt Rd., Hillsbor-
ough, CA 94010. The business is con-
ducted by a General Partnership. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 06/02/2014.
/s/ Dan Phelps /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14).
26 Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Tundra Tundra Tundra
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
Fictitious Business Name Statements,
Trustee Sale Notice, Name Change, Probate,
Notice of Adoption, Divorce Summons,
Notice of Public Sales and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 529937
Steven Francis Junge
Petitioner Steven Francis Junge filed a
petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Steven Francis Junge
Propsed Name: Steven Francis Verducci
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on October 16,
2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 08/20/2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 08/20/2014
(Published, 09/05/2014, 09/12/2014,
09/19/2014, 09/26/2014)
The following person is doing business
as: Amigos Grill, 2974 S. Norfolk St.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94403 hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Pilar Con-
treras, 2808 San Juan Blvd., Belmont CA
94002. The business is conducted by an
individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Pilar Contreras /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/15/14, 08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Half Moon Brewing Company, 2)
The Brewery on Half Moon Bay, Inc. 935
Washington St. hereby registered by the
following owner: Brew4U LLC, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Lia-
bility Company. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Kristiann Garrett /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/15/14, 08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Bay Heating and Air, 2316 Kent St.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94403 hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Karla Go-
mez, same address. The business is
conducted by an individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Karla Gomez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/15/14, 08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Carzone, 909A North Amphlett Blvd.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Wen Ben
Li, 2609A San Bruno Ave., CA 94066.
The business is conducted by an individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on .
/s/ Wen Ben Li /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/15/14, 08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Corpuz Realty & Investment, 1101
National Ave. #1404, SAN BRUNO, CA
94066 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: 1)Villamor Corpuz, same ad-
dress 2) HIlda Garcia, 43A Appian, So
SF, CA 94080. The business is conduct-
ed by a General Partnership. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Villamor Corpuz/Hilda Garcia/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/07/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/15/14, 08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14).
The following person is doing business
as: M.C.Barr Co. 109A Clarendon Rd.,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Michael
Barr, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Michael Barr/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/15/14, 08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Share Path Academy, 2) Share
Path, 1626 Borden St., SAN MATEO, CA
94403 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Think Bigger, Inc., CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Erin McCoy /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14).
The following person is doing business
as: MDRN Nursing Registry, 268 Edge-
wood Dr., PACIFICA, CA 94044 is here-
by registered by the following owner: Ma-
ria Edna Aquino, 3815 Culpepper Dr.,
Sparks NV 89436. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 08/06/2014.
/s/ Maria Edna Aquino /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/06/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Highland Realty Capital, 301 Califoria
Dr. Ste 4, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Highland West Capital, Inc., CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 04/1/14.
/s/ Jeffrey K. Eliason /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/07/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/22/14, 08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14).
The following person is doing business
as: M & J Glass Co, 585 #2 Taylor Way,
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Mark Per-
alta, 5743 Garnt Rd. Modesto, CA
95357. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Mark Peralta /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14, 09/19/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Dulce Piñatas, 401 2nd Ave., RED-
WOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Diana Bau-
tista, 2824 Devonshire Ave., Redwood
City, CA 94063. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on
/s/ Diana Bautista/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/28/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14, 09/19/14).
The following person is doing business
as: ROI4Sales, 1250 Bayhill Drive, Suite
380, San Bruno, CA 94066 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Tech-
nology Finance Partners, CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on June 17, 2014.
/s/ Ann Flynn, President/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/15/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14, 09/19/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Auto Zafary, 206 Shaw Road,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Manuel Mejia, 234 Hillside Blvd., Daly
City, CA 94014. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on
/s/ Manuel Mejia/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14, 09/19/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Belbien Skincare Day Spa, 1204
West Hillsdale Blvd., SAN MATEO, CA
94403 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Yan Wu Bernstein and An-
drew Bernstein, 1106 Shoreline Dr., San
Mateo, CA 94403. The business is con-
ducted by a Married Couple. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Yan Wu Bernstein /
/s/ Andrew J. Bernstein /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
08/29/14, 09/05/14, 09/12/14, 09/19/14).
The following person is doing business
as: A-Mac Construction, 2010 Sullivan
St., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Adrian
McGlinchey, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on .
/s/ Adrian McGlinchey /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
09/05/14, 09/12/14, 09/19/14, 09/26/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Days Inn, 413 Airport Blvd., SOUTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby
registered by the following owner: RNK,
LLC, CA. The business is conducted by
a Limited Liability Company. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Ramanbhai Patel /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 08/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
09/05/14, 09/12/14, 09/19/14, 09/26/14).
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
LOST - MY COLLAPSIBLE music stand,
clip lights, and music in black bags were
taken from my car in Foster City and may
have been thrown out by disappointed
thieves. Please call (650)704-3595
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Center, by Lunardi’s market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
210 Lost & Found
16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent
condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
50 SHADES of Grey Trilogy, Excellent
Condition $25. (650)615-0256
Coonts, Higgins, Thor, Follet, Brown,
more $20.00 for 60 books,
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
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
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.
new. located coastside. $75 650-867-
27 Friday • Sept. 5, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 How an airport
shuttle travels
9 Savors, with “in”
14 Take a load off
15 Hwy. paralleling
16 Exceptional
practical joke?
17 Wrist brand
18 Condos, to the
19 Arrest readings:
21 Lunch spot
22 Michelangelo’s
“David,” e.g.
23 What bearded
men get in
26 Place to luxuriate
27 Band from
Birmingham, Eng.
28 Glorifying work
29 Distressed, with
30 Cast aspersions
32 Plenty
34 Short hike for a
37 Goodman’s forte
39 Prepare for a
40 “Voices Carry”
pop group ‘__
41 1964 Nobelist’s
44 Destroy, in a way
45 Discreet email
48 Jack’s friend
resting on the
51 Pull up stakes,
52 1975 Pure Prairie
League hit
53 Comfy room
54 “A Few Good
Men” playwright
55 Supply near the
57 Pretentious
showoffs, or,
another way,
what one would
do to create 16-,
23-, 34- and 48-
60 War need?
61 Perturbed
62 Warning sound
63 Storage place
1 Appear
2 Iroquois League
3 Wane
4 “Shoot!”
5 NBA legend,
6 Org. that
7 Dupe
8 Damaging
9 On the other
10 “Just like me”
11 To a degree
12 Rang tragically
13 Some
16 Tries (for)
20 Barrett of Pink
23 Lost one’s
24 “Uh-uh”
25 Pope Francis,
27 Brain teaser
30 __ Jose
31 Word with living
or bitter
33 “The Situation
Room” airer
34 Top designer?
35 Reel relatives
36 Fever with chills
37 Place in
orange monopoly
38 Lower-cost
Nintendo offering
42 Relative of Inc.
43 “Consider that a
45 Dress down
46 Was too sweet
47 Pen occupants
49 “I’ll take a shot”
50 Reprimand
51 Hindustan ruler
54 Single-file
travelers, at
56 Numbers for
songs?: Abbr.
58 Kung __ chicken
59 Alcatraz, e.g.:
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(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
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Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
297 Bicycles
GIRLS BIKE 18” Pink, Looks New, Hard-
ly Used $80 (650)293-7313
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
UPPER DECK 1999 baseball cards #1-
535. $85 complete mint set Steve, San
Carlos, 650-255-8716.
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-
300 Toys
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertible
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$49 (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
CASH REGISTER approximate 1930
Solid Oak Document Container with 59"
height; 33"width; 17" deep with compart-
ments. Best Offer.(650)348-3300
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
303 Electronics
new, $20., (415)410-5937
COMBO COLOR T.V. 24in. Toshiba with
DVD VHS Flat Screen Remote. $55. 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
VINTAGE ZENITH stereo console record
player works good cond $50 (650) 756-
9516 Daly City.
WESTINGHOUSE 32” Flatscreen TV,
model#SK32H240S, with HDMI plug in
and remote, excellent condition. Two
available, $175 each. (650)400-4174
304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
3 PIECE cocktail table with 2 end tables,
glass tops. good condition, $99.
BATHTUB SEAT, electric. Bathmaster
2000. Enables in and out of bath safe-
ly.$99 650-375-1414
BURGUNDY VELVET reupholstered vin-
tage chair. $75. Excellent condition.
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
CHAIRS, WITH Chrome Frame, Brown
Vinyl seats $15.00 each. (650)726-5549
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
304 Furniture
COMPUTER DESK $25 , drawer for key-
board, 40" x 19.5" (619)417-0465
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
HIGH END childrens bedroom set,
white, solid, well built, in great/near
perfect condition. Comes with mat-
tress (twin size) in great condition. In-
cludes bed frame, two dressers, night
stands, book case, desk with addition-
al 3 drawers for storage. Perfect for
one child. Sheets available if wanted.
$550. (415)730-1453.
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
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".
18" width, made by Baker $75 (650)593-
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. SOLD!
306 Housewares
thy Mini Fridge/warmer, portable, handle,
plug, white $30.00 (650) 578 9208
ELECTRIC FAN Wind Machine 20in.
Portable Round Plastic Adjustable $35
Cell Number (650)580-6324
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
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.
CLICKER TORQUE Wrench 20-150 lbs,
new/warranty case $29 650-595-3933
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.
drivers wrench tape new, $25 650-595-
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
HANDTRUCK DOLLY converts to 4
wheel dolly. $30/obo. (650)591-6842
HUSKY POWER inverter 750wtts.adap-
tor/cables unused AC/DC.$50.
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.
nian Collection of Recordings, 4 audio-
tapes, annotation booklet. $20.
good condition, needs ribbon (type
needed attached) $35 SOLD!
condition $50., (650)878-9542
FOLK SONG anthology: Smithsonian
Collection of Recordings, 4 audiotapes +
annotation booklet. $20 (650)574-3229
used $8., (408)249-3858
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
310 Misc. For Sale
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.
(650)345-3840 leave a clear Message
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
IGLOO COOLER - 3 gallon beverage
cooler, new, still in box, $15., SOLD!
leave a clear Message
$30. (650)726-1037
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
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
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
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
PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large - approx
4 ft by 4 ft, Excellent condition $300
PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large, Excellent
Condition, $275 (650)245-4084
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
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
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316 Clothes
DAINESE BOOTS - Zipper/Velcro Clo-
sure. Cushioned Ankle. Reflective Strip.
Excellent Condition! Unisex EU40 $65.
NEW MAN'S Wristwatch sweep second
hand, +3 dials, $29 650-595-3933
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
STEPPING STONES (17) pebbled ce-
ment, 12’ round good condtion $20 San
Bruno (650)588-1946
318 Sports Equipment
2008 EZ GO Golf Cart, red, electric, new
Trojan batteries, new battery charger,
lights, windshield. Excellent condition.
$3,900 obo. Call (650)712-1291 or
(707)888-6025. Half Moon Bay.
3 WHEEL golf cart by Bagboy. Used
twice, New $160 great price $65
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.
COLEMAN STOVE- never used, 2 burn-
er propane, $40. 650 345-1234
G.I. ammo can, medium, good cond.
$20.00. Call (650) 591-4553, days only.
G.I. AMMO can, small, good cond.,
$15.00. Call (650) 591-4553, days only.
GERMAN ARMY Helmet WW2, 4 motor-
bike DOT $59 650-595-3933
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
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
WEIGHT LIFTER'S bench and barbell
weights, located coastside, $75, 650-
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
One day Only!
Saturday Sept. 6
9 am - 6 pm
1439 Capuchino Ave.
(b/t Grove & Mills)
Furniture, Antiques, Wom-
en’s Designer Clothing &
Accessories, Home
Collectibles,Artwork, Tools
Clean Sweep
Flea Market
San Bruno City
Park @ Oak
Springs Rd.
Furniture, Clothes,
Sporting, Jewelry,
Antiques, House-
wares, and MORE!
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
325 Estate Sales
15 Santa Gina
Sept. 5 & 6
Piano, Furniture, Gold
Mirrors, Glassware,Cut
Crystal,Lalique, China, Full
Kitchen, Oriental Rugs,
Trophies, Lighting, Old
Linens, Clothing, Mink
Coat,Books, Nice Exercise
Bike, Garage items, Refrig-
erator, Bric Brac.
Do Not Disturb Occupants
15yrs of Age
allowed into Sale
We accept Cash or Credit
Lots of Parking, but please
be respectful of Neighbors
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
1 bedroom, New carpet and paint $1550
per month, $1000 deposit, 50 Redwood
Ave, RWC, (650)996-6060
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.- $59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
2012 LEXUS ISF - V-8, 420hp, 22k
miles, New Tires, Loaded! sliver exterior
red & black interior, Pristine $45,000
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 all power, complete,
runs. $3500 OBO, (650)481-5296 - Joe
LEXUS ‘97 SC400, green. 165K miles,
good condition, $6,000. (650)207-6927
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 Cargo VAN, 2007, 56k
miles, almost perfect! $12,000 (650)591-
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
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘04 Heritage Soft
Tail ONLY 5,400 miles. $11,000. 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.
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
Modular & Custom cabinets
Over 30 Years in Business !
1222 So. El Camino Real
San Mateo
• All kinds of Concrete
• Retaining Wall • Tree Service
• Roofing • Fencing
• New Lawns
Free Estimates
(650)544-1435 • (650)834-4495
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
Chad Heeley
David Blum
• New Construction,
• Remodeling,
• Kitchen/Bathrooms,
• Decks/ Fences
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #589596
Remodels- Kitchen,
Bath, New Addtions
Foundation - Driveway,
Concrete, Paver Stones
Retaining Wall - Hawai-
ian Rock Walls, Blocks,
Brick Walls
Licensed and Insured
Free Estimates
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
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
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By Julie Pace
NEWPORT, Wales — President
Barack Obama and British Prime
Minister David Cameron pressed
fellow NATO leaders Thursday to
confront the “brutal and poison-
ous” Islamic State militant group
that is wreaking havoc in Iraq and
Syria — and urged regional part-
ners like Jordan and Turkey to join
the effort as well.
As leaders of the Western
alliance gathered for a two-day
summit, Obama and Cameron
worked to begin forming a coali-
tion of nations that could combat
the extremists through military
power, diplomatic pressure and
economic penalties.
“Those who want to adopt an
isolationist approach misunder-
stand the nature of security in the
21st century,” they wrote in a
joint editorial published as the
meetings began. “Developments
in other parts of the world, partic-
ularly in Iraq and Syria, threaten
our security at home.”
While some NATO leaders talked
tough about the threat posed by
the Islamic State group, the
alliance made no specific pledges
of action. NATO Secretary-General
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he
believed the broader international
community “has an obligation to
stop the Islamic State from
advancing further” and would seri-
ously consider requests for assis-
tance, particularly from the Iraqi
The Islamic State group moved
up the list of international priori-
ties as the militants pressed
through Iraq with lighting speed
earlier this year. The group, which
seeks to create a caliphate, or
Islamist nation-state, in the
Mideast, is considered even more
merciless toward its enemies than
the al-Qaida terror network, and
intelligence officials across the
world warn that with hundreds of
Westerners fighting for them, it
may soon seek to seed its violence
beyond its declared borders.
The U.S. began launching
airstrikes against militant targets
in Iraq last month, with Britain
joining American forces in
humanitarian airdrops to besieged
minority populations. The mili-
tants’ killing of two American
journalists inside Syria has raised
discussion of targeting the group
there as well.
White House officials said they
did not expect NATO to commit to
a military mission against the
group during the summit. Still,
they raised the prospect that the
end of NATO’s combat mission in
Afghanistan — an effort that has
consumed the alliance for more
than a decade — could allow mem-
ber states to focus their attention
“What you see the alliance
doing at this summit is looking at
more than one direction at a time,”
said Douglas Lute, the U.S. ambas-
sador to NATO.
Indeed, the threat posed by the
Islamic State overshadowed some
of the NATO summit’s official
agenda, which was intended to
focus on celebrating the Afghan
drawdown of troops and construct-
ing a rapid response force on the
alliance’s eastern flank that could
serve as a deterrent to Russian
aggression. Obama and European
leaders met with Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko in a
show of solidarity with his embat-
tled nation.
U.S., U.K. seek
partners to go
after militants
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take their positions during clashes with the Islamic State on the front line at Buyuk
Yeniga village, Iraq.
By Daniel Estrin
Heights — For the first time in the
Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters
are hunkered down on Israel’s
doorstep, and Israelis in the lush,
hilly Golan Heights who have
long considered Syrian President
Bashar Assad their bitter foe are
now worried about something
more ominous — that they could
become the militants’ next target.
The push into the Golan by the
Nusra Front, as al-Qaida’s branch
in Syria is known, comes just two
weeks after Israel ended a 50-day
war against Hamas on its southern
border with the Gaza Strip, giving
the conflict-weary nation another
cause for concern.
Israelis in the Golan — a long-
disputed territory that marks the
frontier between the two countries
— have grown accustomed to hear-
ing the sound of distant battles
between rival forces in Syria’s
civil war.
But last week’s seizure of the
strategic Quneitra border crossing
by a mix of rebels — including the
Nusra Front, fighters of the
Western-backed Free Syrian Army
and others — has created an
unprecedented situation that has
brought the extremists to within
just a few meters (yards) of Israeli
The Syrian government is “not
our cup of tea,” said Gabi Kuniel,
an Israeli who tends vineyards
recently damaged by mortar shells
when the violence spilled over to
the Israeli-held side of the strate-
gic Golan Heights.
But “we prefer that the Syrian
army controls this region and not
a group of radical al-Qaida Muslim
people,” he said Wednesday, sit-
ting behind a concrete structure
near his fields to stay out of the
line of fire.
As he spoke, heavy machine
gunfire could be heard in the dis-
tance. Earlier, a plume of smoke
rose from the Syrian side of the
frontier fence.
For the past three years, Israelis
in the Golan have had a relatively
safe front seat view of the civil
war as Syrian government forces
battled rebels attempting to wrest
control of the area.
But now the Nusra Front and the
other rebels move around in cam-
ouflaged trucks and on foot with
guns slung over their shoulders, in
some cases just 50 meters (yards)
away from Israeli military out-
posts and Israeli farmers’ fields.
Some Israelis are convinced it’s a
matter of time before the Islamic
radicals set their sights on them.
“They’ll come at us in the end, I
have no doubt,” said Yehiel Gadis,
56, peering through a small pair
of binoculars at an Israeli lookout
point across from Syria’s Quneitra
Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep
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