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DOES ITS

RAMPANT INSURGENCY DEFENSE


PART FOR NINERS

DECORATING
WITH TREES

GLOBAL COALITION STEPPING UP AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE

SUBURBAN LIVING PAGE 17

SPORTS PAGE 11

WORLD PAGE 8

Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula


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Thursday Dec. 4, 2014 Vol XV, Edition 94

Fire chief arrested for theft


Central Countys Mark Ladas held on $80,000 bail, placed on administrative leave
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

The Central County fire chief


was placed on administrative
leave and is in custody on
$80,000 bail, as he faces pending
charges alleging he and his wife
were involved in a fraudulent credit card scheme.

Mark Ladas

Mark Ladas,
50, was put on
paid administrative leave after
being arrested
We d n e s d a y
morning on six
counts of grand
theft property
from January

Peta Ladas

2011 to June
2013,
two
counts of making a false tax
return and two
counts of tax
evasion.
His
wife,
Peta
Ladas, 49, who
is a co-defen-

dant in the theft case, has fled the


country and there is a warrant out
for her arrest, according to the San
Mateo County District Attorneys
Office.
Its alleged Peta Ladas stole
money from a number of different
financial institutions by using a
using a fraudulent credit card
schemes. Peta Ladas allegedly

opened fraudulent credit cards


under fake names, then put charges
on cards for purchases at fake businesses. She then allegedly used a
point of sale machine to get funds
from those fake businesses and
deposit them into bank accounts.
She allegedly transferred stolen
funds into three of Mark Ladas

See LADAS, Page 20

Experts say weather


wont break drought
Officials say conservation still critical
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

ANGELA SWARTZ/DAILY JOURNAL

A mom and her daughter shop for birthday and Hanukkah presents at Talbots Toyland in downtown San Mateo.
Below: A boy plays with a Perfect Petzzz sleeping dog toys at Talbots.

Brick-and-mortar shops promoted

Despite mudslides, slower commutes, increased car accidents and


even collapsing roads, the intense
storms the parched state is experiencing will far from make a substantial dent in Californias dry
spell.
The skies have had little time to
part the last three days with near
constant downpour gracing San
Mateo County and bringing rainfall to an average for this time of
year; but water officials insist a
few days of heavy storms dont
mean its time to throw out conservation lessons.
We never have enough water in
California to waste, because even
if we get normal precipitation this
winter, the effects of the three-year
drought will linger into 2015,
said Nancy Vogel, spokeswoman

for
the
Cal i fo rn i a
Dep art men t
of
Water
R e s o ur c e s .
Weve got
dep l et ed
Rain falls for a
res erv o i rs
second day on
and
lower
parched California
groundwater
See page 5
levels, both
our aquifers
and reservoirs need to be
recharged. Our experts think we
need about 150 percent of average
participation to begin to recover
from the three-year drought and
conservation is critical.
While water officials are cautiously pleased by the seasons
first storm, its intensity has created hazardous driving and flying
conditions and has taken a toll on

Inside

See WEATHER, Page 19

Report outlines impacts


Online sales limit Small Business Saturday, some say of Caltrain electrification
By Angela Swartz

DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Peninsula owners have mixed


reviews of Small Business
Saturday, as some saw more customers, while others say the promotion didnt seem to make a huge
difference.
Nov. 30 marked American
Express fifth annual shopping
day focused on encouraging people to shop at the small businesses, which is held the Saturday after
Thanksgiving. It is considered a
counterpart to Black Friday and

See SHOPS, Page 20

Final environmental impact report released; some


issues with noise, trees, traffic, property mitigated
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Caltrain is releasing its final


environmental impact report
Thursday on how its plan to electrify the increasingly popular rail
line from San Jose to San
Francisco will affect the surrounding communities.
Numerous residents, businesses
and stakeholders raised concerns
during the public comment phase

ranging from the potential


removal of thousands of trees to
noise pollution, many of which
Caltrain officials were pleased to
announce can be mitigated.
The Caltrain Modernization
Project seeks to address projections that its current 1.3 million
monthly ridership will more than
double in the next 30 years
through a $1. 7 billion system
upgrade that includes electric

See REPORT, Page 19

FOR THE RECORD

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

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Thought for the Day


A person reveals his character by
nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German scientist

This Day in History

1984

A five-day hijack drama began as four


armed men seized a Kuwaiti airliner en
route to Pakistan and forced it to land
in Tehran, where the hijackers killed
American passenger Charles Hegna.

In 1 2 1 4 , Alexander II became King of Scots at age 16 upon


the death of his father, William the Lion.
In 1 6 1 9 , a group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived
at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County,
Virginia, where they held a service thanking God for their
safe arrival.
In 1 7 8 3 , Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his
Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
In 1 8 1 6 , James Monroe of Virginia was elected the fifth
president of the United States.
In 1 9 1 8 , President Woodrow Wilson left Washington on a
trip to France to attend the Versailles (vehr-SY) Peace
Conference.
In 1 9 4 5 , the Senate approved U.S. participation in the
United Nations by a vote of 65-7.
In 1 9 5 4 , the first Burger King stand was opened in Miami
by James McLamore and David Edgerton.
In 1 9 6 5 , the United States launched Gemini 7 with Air
Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A.
Lovell aboard.
In 1 9 7 8 , San Francisco got its first female mayor as City
Supervisor Dianne Feinstein was named to replace the assassinated George Moscone.
In 1 9 8 0 , the bodies of four American churchwomen slain
in El Salvador two days earlier were unearthed. (Five
Salvadoran national guardsmen were later convicted of murdering nuns Ita Ford, Maura Clarke and Dorothy Kazel, and
lay worker Jean Donovan.)
In 1 9 9 1 , Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson,
the longest held of the Western hostages in Lebanon, was
released after nearly seven years in captivity.

Birthdays

Actress Marisa
Tomei is 50.

Rapper Jay-Z is 45.

Actress-model
Tyra Banks is 41.

Actor-comedian Ronnie Corbett (TV: The Two Ronnies) is


84. Game show host Wink Martindale is 81. Pop singer
Freddy Cannon is 78. Actor-producer Max Baer Jr. is 77.
Actress Gemma Jones is 72. Rock musician Bob Mosley
(Moby Grape) is 72. Singer-musician Chris Hillman is 70.
Musician Terry Woods (The Pogues) is 67. Rock singer
Southside Johnny Lyon is 66. Actor Jeff Bridges is 65. Rock
musician Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd; the Rossington
Collins Band) is 63. Actress Patricia Wettig is 63. Actor Tony
Todd is 60. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 59. Country musician Brian Prout (Diamond Rio) is 59.

REUTERS

Animal sculptor Emmanuel Janssens Casteels holds a replica of a prehistoric crocodile in his workshop in Prayssas, France.

In other news ...


Cat survives trip in moving
box from Virginia to Hawaii
SUFFOLK, Va. A cat has used up at
least one of its nine lives after surviving a monthlong trip in a moving box
with no food or water.
Ashley Barth tells WAVY-TV her cat
Mee Moowe disappeared in September
as movers packed her familys belongings for a move from Suffolk,
Virginia, to Hawaii.
Thirty-six days later, the boxes
arrived in Hawaii. Barth says she heard
a faint meow as the boxes were
unloaded. Mee Moowe was in one of
the boxes.
Barth says the cat had lost half her
body weight and could barely walk.
WAVY says a veterinarian office in
Hawaii that treated Mee Moowe reported the cat exhibited classic symptoms
of starvation.
State veterinarian offices in Virginia
and Hawaii told WAVY its unlikely a
cat could survive 36 days without food
or water, but not impossible.

Wisconsin boys dial


911 in search of Santa
MAYVILLE, Wis. Two young
brothers from southeastern Wisconsin
are likely hoping they havent landed
on Santas naughty list after police
showed up at their doorstep.
The boys, ages 3 and 6, thought the
best way to get in touch with the North

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PROVO, Utah More than 1,000


people dressed as angels, wise men
and religious royalty gathered at a
park in Provo, Utah, and set a new
Guinness record for the largest live
nativity scene.
The event on Monday featured a
variety of performers who made videos
posted on YouTube. It is also expected
to serve as a backdrop for a music
video.
Guinness World Record judge
Michael Empric determined there were
1,039 participants in the production,
along with a camel, donkey and sheep,
the Daily Herald of Provo reported.
That tops the record of 898 people
last year at a nativity scene in the
United Kingdom.
Organizers, however, said breaking

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the record was secondary to emphasizing religious faith over Christmasseason shopping.
We wanted to do it simply to show
the world what Christmas is all
about, said Derral Eves, one of the
producers. It is not all the presents,
but it is about the true gift of
Christmas Jesus Christ.
The event was planned and put
together in less than a month
thanks in large part to about 50 families that helped sew all the costumes,
Eves said. Some of the costumes had
battery-powered lights attached as
trimming.

Workers free Pennsylvania


inmates arm from toilet
SHAMOKIN, Pa. A Pennsylvania
prisoner is free relatively speaking
after spending part of the weekend
with his arm stuck in a toilet.
The News Item in Shamokin reports
that maintenance and emergency
teams at the State Correctional
Institution-Coal Township worked for
several hours and wound up removing
the toilet from its moorings to free the
trapped limb.
They say the prisoners arm became
stuck Sunday morning when he
reached into the toilet to fetch an item
that had fallen in. They say removing
the toilet allowed the man to pull his
hand out of a connecting pipe and free
his arm.

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Huge Utah nativity scene


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THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

Unscramble these four Jumbles,


one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.

Pole was by phone. And for youngsters of that age, their Christmas lists
could be considered an emergency.
So, the brothers used their Dads
cellphone to place a 911 call, hoping
to be connected with the North Pole
and the big guy himself.
The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen says
that brought police to their Mayville
home where officers gave the boys
some advice. If you want to talk to
Santa, do it in person.
Mayville is 50 miles northwest of
Milwaukee.

Daily three evening

Mega number

The Daily Derby race winners are Whirl Win, No.


6, in first place; Lucky Charms, No. 12, in second
place; and Solid Gold No. 10, in third place. The
race time was clocked at 1:46.42.

Thurs day : Mostly cloudy. A chance of


showers. Highs in the lower 60s. South
winds 5 to 15 mph.
Th urs day n i g h t : Mostly cloudy. A
chance of showers. Lows in the lower
50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Fri day : Showers likely. Highs in the
lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of showers 70 percent.
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South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.
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Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Mo nday : Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

SOWDAH
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.

A:

Yesterdays

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LOCAL

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

State seeks $1.8M for Pilarcitos bridge


Half Moon Bays key coastal trail segment needs fix
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

California State Parks has increased the


amount it wishes to spend toward the failed
Pilarcitos Bridge in Half Moon Bay to $1.8
million, which could cover the majority of
work needed to fix a key segment of the
countys Coastal Trail.
Its a sharp increase from the $1 million
State Parks intended to contribute in
October, however, it must still receive
approval from the state Legislature.
State Parks submitted a letter of intent to
the Joint Legislative Budget Committee
Nov. 25 and will hear back within 30 days
on whether it can commit the funds left over
from a previous project, said Vicky Waters,
deputy director of public affairs for
California State Parks.
Were committed to working on this
project, were committed to identifying the
funding and working with the city so this
bridge can be fixed and reopened to the public, Waters said. This is a priority to the
department and we understand its a very
important bridge to the community.
The short 400-foot pedestrian and bicyclist bridge has been closed since April after
a State Parks maintenance truck drove over
it and caused damage to the 21-year-old
structure.
Engineers have since noted extensive corrosion and the materials used to construct
the bridge werent compatible with the corrosive beachside conditions such as wind,
sand and salt, Waters said previously.

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The coastside community was furious
when State Parks originally claimed it could
take years and more than $2 million to fix,
prompting the City Council to offer up
$100,000 and put pressure for a quicker
solution in September.
But hopes of a temporary fix were
quenched as a replacement was determined to
be more realistic financially and in the long
run.
Without the connection, visitors are
inconveniently forced to take the Naomi
Patridge Trail near Highway 1 between
Venice Boulevard and Kelly Avenue.
We are very pleased that the state has
made the reopening of the Pilarcitos Creek
Bridge a top priority, Mayor Marina Fraser
said in press release.
City staff has since worked closely with
the state and is thrilled to have been offered
additional financial support, particularly
with the November loss of Measure O, a
half-cent sales tax that would have helped
fund repairs, said Deputy City Manager Alex
Khojikian.
State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and
Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park,
also helped the city apply pressure for the
bridge to receive more financing, Khojikian
said.
The Coastal Conservancy has also com-

Molestation trial underway


for former gas station worker
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT

A former San Mateo gas station employee


accused of molesting the owners 7-year-old
son and his friend nearly six years ago is facing life in prison if convicted by the jury
being chosen this week.
Yun Anthony Mak, 26, is charged with five
counts of child molestation, one count of
sharing lewd material with a minor and the
special allegation he abused multiple victims
which can carry a life sentence if found true.
Jury selection is underway in Maks trial
which began Monday.
Although Maks alleged crimes occurred in
2009, he was not arrested until June 20,
2013, after one boys mom learned of the allegations and contacted police. He has been in

custody since in lieu of $500,000 bail.


When the San Leandro man worked at the
gas station, the owners son and his friend,
both 7, would play there and Mak first showed
them inappropriate photos on his cellphone
followed by exposing himself to them,
according to prosecutors.
The boys also reported that Mak would take
their hands and place them on his genitals.
Mak was fired from the gas station for an
unrelated theft and the owners son eventually
told his mother about the incidents when he
was 10, according to prosecutors.
Since Mak was taken into custody, his jury
trial was scheduled seven different times
before finally beginning on Monday, District
Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

mitted $200, 000 and, with the citys


$100,000 contribution, Pilarcitos Bridge
could be given a $2.1 million makeover.
Because its in an ecologically sensitive
habitat, some permitting will be required,
but to what extent is unknown, Khojikian
said.
Engineers are currently testing the
strength of the pilings and if theyre salvageable, it could affect the cost and require
less extensive environmental permits,
Khojikian said. Depending on the experts
findings, a design would be chosen and
environmental review and permitting
process would take place before construction could begin. Due to the coastal locale,
construction must wait until the dry season.
Assuming all goes perfectly smooth, the
city is hoping as early as next summer or
fall for construction to begin, Khojikian
said.
Still, the city and State Parks must still
iron out a joint agreement to complete the
work together and wait for the Legislatures
approval, Waters said.
Due to the persistent efforts of our city
staff, it has become increasingly clear that
the appropriate agencies understand the significance of this important community
artery to not only Half Moon Bay, but the
entire coastside, Fraser said. We look forward to working with the [State Parks] on
the project.

Police reports
Yelp!
A business owner asked an ofcer for
advice about a customer who was threatening to post bad reviews on East
Hillsdale Boulevard in Foster City
before 3:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1.

BELMONT
Theft. Jewelry was stolen from a room on
Carlmont Drive before 11:48 a.m. Sunday,
Nov. 23.
Van dal i s m. A fence was tagged on
Mulberry Court before 2:57 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 30.
Theft. A person was arrested after stealing
beer from a business on Alameda de las
Pulgas before 12:47 p.m Thursday, Oct. 30.
Theft. A cellphone was stolen from the
girls locker room on Alameda de las Pulgas
before 8:21 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
Threat. A man said another man pulled a
knife on him on El Camino Real before
11:29 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

SAN CARLOS

Arres t. A man with an outstanding warrant


was arrested on the 300 block of Sycamore
Street before 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Arres t. A man was arrested for being drunk
in public and in possession of a controlled
substance on the 1100 block of Industrial
Road before 12:39 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.
Van dal i s m. An incident of vandalism
occurred on the 700 block of Dartmouth
Avenue before 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.
DUI. A man was cited for driving under the
samantha@smdailyjournal.com inuence at San Carlos Avenue and
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106 Dartmouth Way before 11:30 p.m. Friday,

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

Around the state


California nuke plant key in quake safety review
WASHINGTON Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer criticized members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Wednesday for not doing enough to ensure that Californias
last operating nuclear power plant is safe in light of new
seismic faults not recognized when the plant was constructed decades ago.
Boxer pointed out that a senior federal expert has urged
the NRC to shut down the Diablo Canyon plant until it can
determine whether the reactors can withstand shaking from
any of several nearby faults.

LOCAL
Pedestrians injured
in lighted crosswalk
collisions in Burlingame
Two pedestrians were hit by vehicles and injured on the same
Burlingame street Tuesday evening
and Wednesday morning, but by the
grace of God both of them suffered
only minor injuries, a police sergeant
said.
Both pedestrians were in crosswalks
without traffic signals but with flashing lights activated on California
Drive, police Sgt. Jay Kiely said
Wednesday.
At 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, a 28-yearold man was hit while walking in a
crosswalk in front of the breakfast and
lunch restaurant Stacks at 361
California Drive and suffered an injury
to his leg, Kiely said.
The other collision was reported at
5:42 p.m. Tuesday at 245 California
Drive, Kiely said. A 31-year-old
woman was hit and suffered minor
injuries.
While she was crossing the street,
one driver stopped at the crosswalk but
the driver in another lane did not and
hit her, Kiely said.
If you see someone stopped at a
crosswalk, theyre probably stopped
for a pedestrian so you need to stop

George Benjamin Jarvis Jr.


George Benjamin Jarvis Jr., late of
Redwood City and San Mateo County
resident for 60 years, died Dec. 1,
2014.
Husband of the late Sally Jarvis.
Father of Christine, Jim (his wife
Leigh), Don (his wife Vickie), Jeff (his
wife Sharon). Brother of Dorothy
Carothers. Also survived by his grandsons Michael, Derrik and Ryan.
A native of Queens, New York, age
91 years.
Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps

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too, Kiely said.
However, so far police suspect no
criminal negligence in either case, but
both collisions remain under investigation, Kiely said.
The city is looking at ways to
improve bicycle and pedestrian safety
and recently received a grant from the
state Office of Traffic Safety for
enforcement operations on El Camino
Real and other well-traveled thoroughfares.
After the two collisions, officials
will divert some of that funding for
operations on California Drive, Kiely
said.

Police seek help in


identifying residential
burglary, stolen 2015 Audi
Hillsborough police are asking for
home video surveillance as they investigate a residential burglary where
thieves made off with a brand-new luxury vehicle over the holiday weekend.
Sometime between Nov. 29 and Dec.
1, a home on the 1000 block of Black
Mountain Road was broken into by
suspects who smashed a small window
near the doorknob of a garage side
door, according to police.

Obituary
during World War II; Hall of Famer at
Syracuse University; former special
agent with the FBI; member of the S.F.
Old Timers Baseball Association; San
Mateo Elks Lodge No. 1112; Devoted
San Francisco Giants fan.
A memorial service will be 10:30
a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at New Vision
United Methodist Church, 450
Chadbourne Ave. in Millbrae.
Reception immediately to follow.
Inurnment will be at Skylawn

The suspects were able to enter the


home through the garage and stole
items as well as a dark gray four-door
2015 Audi A7 with Concord Audi paper
plates, according to police.
Police are seeking anyone who witnessed something suspicious around
the time of the crime and for neighbors
with residential video surveillance to
share footage and information.
Hillsborough residents who plan to be
away from home for the holidays can
be placed on the Vacation Watch List
by contacting police dispatch at (650)
375-7470.

Finding the perfect gift


while supporting local artists
Want to find a locally crafted holiday
gift? Ricochet, a wearable art studio in
San Mateo, is hosting a holiday shopping happy hour this Thursday from 5
p.m. to 8 p.m. The festive event will
showcase dozens of artists. Shoppers
can browse and purchase original
works including jewelry, furniture,
paintings, ornaments, clothing,
prints and more.
This potluck style happy hour event
is held the first Thursday of every
month at Ricochet, 1600 S. El Camino
Real, San Mateo. For more information call (650) 345-8740 or visit
www.ricochetwearableart.com.
Memorial Park in
San Mateo.
Condolences to
his family can be
sent via Chapel of
the Highlands, 194
Millwood Drive,
Millbrae,
CA
94030.
His family appreciates donations to Wounded Warrior
Project at www. woundedwarriorproject.org or to the National World War II
Museum at www. nationalww2museum.org.

LOCAL/STATE

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Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

Rain falls for a second day on parched California


By Christopher Weber
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES A storm that saturated


California for a second straight day on
Wednesday appeared to be just what the dry
state had hoped for, boosting reservoirs and
awakening waterfalls while bringing few of
the flooding problems that had been feared.
One location, Yucaipa Ridge in the San
Bernardino Mountains, had received 8.38
inches of rain, the National Weather Service
said.
Throughout the state, residents and
authorities kept watch on saturated slopes at
risk for flooding and mudslides after being
left barren by wildfires.
Despite the storms scale, experts said it
would take many more downpours to pull the
state out of its three-year drought.
The storm dropped snow in mountains key
to the water supply, and it made signature
waterfalls flow at Yosemite National Park,
including the 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls

that had slowed to a trickle by mid-July.


With the precipitation, they are looking
good. They are flowing nicely, park
spokeswoman Ashley Mayer said.
There were problems. The storm likely
opened a pair of sinkholes in San Francisco,
including a large, 20-by-30 foot one in a
residential neighborhood on the citys west
side.
And Sacramentos rush-hour commute was
disrupted by freeway flooding. The
California Highway Patrol reported that
roadway flooding blocked two out of three
lanes along Highway 51, known as Capital
City Freeway, and blocked lanes further
north along Interstate 80.
Flash-flood watches were extended for
wildfire burn areas, but worries about debris
flows did not immediately materialize.
On Tuesday, gushing water and muddy
debris poured from hillsides about 50 miles
northwest of Los Angeles, forcing the evacuation of about 75 homes in Camarillo
Springs for much of the day.

REUTERS

A crew member walks on a hill near a mudflow in Camarillo.

San Carlos Airport workshop planned on compatibility


DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT

The City/County Association of


Governments of San Mateo County is seeking public input on an update to its land use
compatibility plan for the San Carlos
Airport.
The plan encourages compatibility
between the 160-acre airport and the land
around it by serving as a blueprint for orderly growth and public safety. The update of
the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

will look at four primary factors: aircraft


noise, safety of those on the ground, airspace protect/building heights and aircraft
overflights.
The Peninsula airport, which is owned by
San Mateo County, accommodates approximately 400 aircraft and several aviationrelated businesses like flight schools.
While the airport bears the San Carlos
name, the city of Redwood City comprises
roughly 75 percent of the north, northeast
and southwest areas around the airport.

C/CAG, which serves as the airport land


use commission for San Mateo County,
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Hardliners push opposing Obama immigration actions


By Erica Werner
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON In a defiant challenge


to GOP leaders, immigration hardliners in
Congress announced Wednesday they will
oppose upcoming legislation to keep the
government open. They demanded specific
provisions to stop President Barack
Obamas executive actions that granted a
reprieve from deportation for millions.
We arent with our vote going to give
him one dime to execute his illegal action,
and we believe the American people are
going to stand with us, said Rep. Michele
Bachmann, R-Minn., at a press conference
outside the Capitol where she was joined by
other House conservatives and Sen. Ted
Cruz, R-Texas.

Local brief

Cruz warned against


having a meaningless
show vote and said: We
should announce we mean
what we say, we will use
our constitutional authorities to force this president to faithfully execute
the laws.
The growing conservaMichele
tive opposition was a
Bachmann
problem
for
House
Speaker John Boehner and other
Republican leaders a day after they presented House Republicans with a two-part plan
to respond to Obamas move on immigration and keep the government running past
Dec. 11, when a current funding measure
expires.
The plan involves voting on stand-alone

legislation this week to


declare Obamas immigration move null and
void. Then next week,
lawmakers would pass a
spending bill that funds
most government operations for a year but keeps
the
Department
of
Homeland Security runTed Cruz
ning only for a few
months. Since Homeland
Security overseas immigration issues, the
approach is meant to maintain leverage
over those programs and revisit them next
year when Republicans will control both
the House and the Senate.
But for the most conservative House
members, the approach does not do enough
to rein in Obama, who incited GOP wrath

with his move last month to grant work permits to some 4 million immigrants living
in the country illegally. These conservatives dismiss the stand-alone bill planned
for this week as a meaningless gesture,
since it would face certain death in the
Senate, and are pushing for the spending
bill to include language stripping out
money to enact Obamas plans.
Party leaders and many more pragmatic
Republicans fear such an approach could
result in a government shutdown since
Obama would be sure to veto any such measure.
I just dont think its the time in the
process where we need to be digging in our
heels and drawing red lines in the sand and
threatening potential shutdowns and a lot
of upheaval, said Rep. Steve Womack, RArk.

House votes to extend tax breaks through December

Man claims winning


San Bruno Lottery ticket

By Stephen Ohlemacher

Peter Murti stepped forward Wednesday


to claim his winning lottery ticket sold at
a store in San Bruno worth nearly
$410,000 after Mondays drawing, according to California Lottery officials.
The Daily Derby ticket purchased at
Specialty Tobacco Outlet, located at 1230
El Camino Real in San Bruno, is worth
$409,720.

WASHINGTON The House rushed


through a last-minute measure Wednesday to
extend a massive package of expired tax
breaks for banks, investment firms, commuters and NASCAR track owners.
The bill would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim the tax breaks on
their 2014 returns. It would add nearly $42
billion to the budget deficit over the next
decade.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The more than 50 tax breaks benefit big


corporations and small businesses, as well as
teachers and people who live in states without a state income tax. More narrow provisions include tax breaks for filmmakers, racehorse owners and rum producers in Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands.
With the end of the year and a new tax filing season rapidly approaching, we need to
act, said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means
Committee. The IRS has been clear that
unless Congress acts quickly, it will be forced

REGIONAL
GOVERNMENT
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of
D i r e c t o r s
Wednesday unanimously approved
the agencys strategic plan, a policy blueprint that will
shape the bus agencys direction for the
next ve years.
The plan, adopted by the board at its
December meeting, will focus on ve main
goals for the next ve years: increasing
bus ridership by 15 percent, growing passenger fare revenue by 20 percent, reducing annual debt service by $1.5 million,
improving organizational performance
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year next week, and the Senate could as well.
Congress routinely extends the package of
tax breaks every year or two. But they were
allowed to expire in January.
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Protests erupt as cop


cleared; feds to investigate

REUTERS

Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House.

Obama, McConnell hold


rare one-on-one meeting
By Julie Pace
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON In a rare one-on-one


meeting, President Barack Obama and
incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch
McConnell on Wednesday sized up the
prospects for bipartisan cooperation
between a White House and Republican
Party that have struggled for years to find
common ground.
Ahead of the Oval Office meeting,
Obama outlined his most specific blueprint yet for striking compromises with
Congress when the GOP takes full control
of Capitol Hill next month. The president
said there was definitely a deal to be
done on overhauling the nations complicated tax code, but suggested it could take
lawmakers more than six months to iron
out the details of such an agreement. He

said a deal on infrastructure spending could be


included in a tax overhaul package and predicted progress on overseas trade agreements.
On
immigration,
Obama said he expected
Republicans to attempt
to dismantle his recent
Mitch
executive orders, then
McConnell
eventually come around
to the idea of pursuing
legislation to deal with the millions of people in the U.S. illegally.
I dont think thats something this
Congress will be able to do right away,
Obama said during a question-and-answer
session
with
business
leaders.
Temperatures need to cool a bit in the wake
of my executive action.

NEW YORK A grand jury cleared a white


police officer Wednesday in the videotaped
chokehold death of an unarmed black man
stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by
hundreds of New Yorkers who likened the
case to the deadly police shooting in
Ferguson, Missouri.
As the demonstrations mounted, U.S.
Attorney General Eric Holder said federal
authorities would conduct a civil rights investigation into the July 17 death of Eric Garner
at the hands of Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel
Donovan said the grand jury found no reasonable cause to bring charges, but unlike
the chief prosecutor in the Ferguson case, he
gave no details on how the panel arrived at
its decision. The grand jury could have considered a range of charges, from reckless
endangerment to murder.
Protesters gathered in Times Square and
converged on the heavily secured area
around the annual Rockefeller Center
Christmas tree lighting with a combination
of professional-looking signs and handscrawled placards reading, Black lives matter and Fellow white people, wake up.

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

Around the nation


Medicare Advantage
enrollment deadline looms
Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a
task theyd rather avoid: Researching and
then settling on coverage plans for 2015.
The annual enrollment window for the privately run versions of the governments
Medicare program for the elderly and disabled people closes on Sunday. This is the
main opportunity most customers have each
year to adjust their health coverage, and it
may be worth paying extra attention to the
details.
Insurers frequently tweak their coverage
plans from year to year, but brokers and
other industry insiders say theyre seeing
more changes over the past few years as
companies weed out lower-quality coverage
and adjust to government funding cuts.
About 4 percent of Medicare Advantage
enrollees, or roughly 480,000 people, will
have to find new coverage for 2015 because
their current plan wont exist, according the
nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation, which
studies health care issues. Last year, more
than 500,000 people faced that choice.

WORLD

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

THE DAILY JOURNAL

U.N. weather agency says


14 on track for hottest year
By Karl Ritter
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LIMA, Peru With temperature data


showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest
year on record, the U.N. weather agency on
Wednesday rejected claims that global
warming has paused.
The World Meteorological Organization
said the global average temperature in
January-October was 0.57 Celsius (1.03
Fahrenheit) above average, the same as in
record hot year 2010.
The ocean temperature set a new record in
the nine-month period, while land temperatures were the fourth or fifth highest since
record-keeping began in the 19th century,
the WMO said in a report released at U.N.
climate talks in Lima and at its headquarters
in Geneva.
The provisional information for 2014
means that 14 of the 15 warmest years on
record have all occurred in the 21st century,
WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said
in a statement. There is no standstill in
global warming.
Climate skeptics point to a perceived hiatus in the temperature rise since 1998, an

exceptionally hot year, to support their


claims that man-made warming is not a big
problem.
Most climate scientists reject that idea.
Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton
University said the long-term warming
trend is combined with natural variations
that tend to be cyclical, with a period of
lower-than-average warming followed by a
period of rapid warming.
Whether such a period is about to begin,
we cannot say but the warm 2014 is a
reminder that the warming never stopped
and the long term trend is up, up, up,
Oppenheimer said.
Parts of the planet were cooler than average, including large areas of the U. S. ,
Canada and central Russia. But most of the
world experienced temperatures above average, with heat waves in South Africa,
Australia and Argentina in January and in
large parts of South America in October,
according to the WMO assessment, which
was based on two global data sets from the
U.S. and one from Europe.
Ocean temperatures were particularly high
in the northern hemisphere from June to
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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells toward Zummar, controlled by Islamic State,
near Mosul, Iraq.

Global coalition stepping


up against Islamic State
By Lara Jakes and John-Thor Dahlburg
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BRUSSELS Islamic State militants


invaded Iraqs west almost a year ago and
overran the nations second-largest city in
June, threatening death and torture to opponents in their way. But the world has been
slow to respond, coming together Wednesday
for the first high-level meeting of scores of
nations now devoted to destroying the rampant insurgency.
The delay resulted from a succession of
diplomatic disagreements and political
snags, beginning with the very presence in
power of the former Iraqi prime minister.
Nouri al-Maliki remained in office, fueling
widespread anger that, in turn, fed the Islamic
State group. Not until right before al-Maliki
stepped down in August did the United States
and its allies strike back at the Islamic State
group with a bombing campaign that has so

far numbered more than 1,000 attacks. By


that time, al-Maliki was seen as a lame-duck
leader whose days in power were numbered.
But confusion and feuding among the allies
ranging from what support each nation
was willing to give and how, to the overarching goal and result of the effort also hobbled the international response.
Top diplomats attending Wednesdays meeting of at least 60 counties and international
organizations acknowledged the slow start
but said the coalition against the Islamic
State is quickly getting up to speed.
One U.S. official described it as the end of
the beginning of the war against the militants and noted near-unity on a number of
fronts, including support for the new government in Baghdad, stopping foreign fighters
from reaching battlegrounds in Iraq and Syria
and the need for a political transition in
Damascus that, potentially, could include the
ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

OPINION

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

State must fix public pensions unfunded liabilities


Other voices

San Bernardino Sun

ovember brought two pieces


of good news for
Californians hoping to
regain momentum in the ght against
the public-employee pension systems
that are strangling state and local
budgets. Well, one and a half pieces
of good news, anyway.
The one is the result of the mayoral
election in San Jose, which pension
reformers hope is a bellwether. Voters
had a choice between a pro-reform
candidate and a union-backed antireformer. Fortunately, they chose Sam
Liccardo, who supports the agenda of
outgoing Mayor Chuck Reed, architect of that citys successful pensionreform ballot initiative in 2012 and
leader of a stalled state initiative drive
aimed at empowering government
leaders to negotiate reductions in current workers future benets.
The half the semi-good news
is the online posting of huge amounts
of data from 130 state and local pension systems. Available at state
Controller John Chiangs open-data
website, ByTheNumbers.sco.ca.gov,
the data show the severity of the
looming crisis and underscores public
ofcials failure to confront it. The

silver lining is that this new information arms state residents to pressure
their representatives to act before its
too late.
Right now, pension reform is one
of those major issues that lawmakers
love to avoid. Unlike with federal
immigration laws, there is no hope
for an executive order to get the
debate rolling.
That means the problem keeps getting worse.
How bad is it already?
Among the lowlights of the revelations in Chiangs database is the
overarching fact that in 2013,
Californias public-employee pension
systems including those for
police, reghters and teachers
were carrying an estimated aggregate
of $198 billion in unfunded liability.
Thats 31 times the unfunded liability
10 years earlier.
Employees are contributing more to
their retirement funds than they were a
decade ago, while employers contributions have risen at an even higher
rate, sucking more and more tax
money out of government budgets.
But the funding gap expands because
the number of retired government

employees drawing benets increased


nearly 50 percent in the past decade,
while the number of current government employees paying into the systems actually went down during the
recession.
Unfortunately, as the retirement
contributions public agencies have to
make continue to balloon, the hit on
public budgets is likely to cause more
public-employment job losses, further exacerbating the imbalance in a
downward spiral.
A few gures from the controllers
data:
California Public Employees
Retirement System, the pension
provider for most state and municipal
employees, had an unfunded liability
of $57.4 billion in 2013. Ten years
earlier, CalPERS gure was just $7.9
billion.
California State Teachers
Retirement System: $70.5 billion.
University of California
Retirement System: $11.7 billion.
Little wonder that UC regents just
voted to hike tuition by up to 25 percent over the next ve years.
The meager pension reforms of a
couple of years ago havent xed this
problem. Legislators, voters and
unions must all apply themselves
toward nding a solution.

Letters to the editor


Immigration reform
Editor,
Thank you, Mr. Locasto, for your
input (Letter: Response to letter of JD
Rhoads in the Dec. 3 edition of the
Daily Journal).In June of 2013, the
Senate passed a sweeping immigration
reform bill the most comprehensive since 1986. It passed with a 6832 vote and was drafted by the Gang of
Eight, four Democratic senators and
four Republican senators.At the time,
Speaker Boehner stated, Were going
to do our own bill ... and move the
legislation that reects the will of our
majority and the will of the American
people.Speaker Boehner then stated
that he hopes the House will deal with
immigration reform this year. May I
have the number of the House bill presented to the Senate please?

JD Rhoads
San Mateo

Ferguson
Editor,
Predictably, the grand jurys decision not to indict Ofcer Wilson triggered outrage in Ferguson and communities across the country who see
Browns killing as part of a wide-scale
pattern of police abuse of people of
color. Law enforcement has offered lit-

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tle credible explanation to why


Browns body was allowed to remain
on the street for 4.5 hours. There is little doubt that if the teenager had a
lighter skin, the outcome would have
been different.
In an obvious effort to justify the
shooting, Ofcer Wilson described
Michael Brown as a raging Hulk
Hogan. The prosecutor seems to have
actively tried for a grand jury result
absolving the ofcers actions. This
was a show trial aimed at pacifying an
angry black community who saw
through the charade.
In sharp contrast to the hyper-vigilant police presence in the predominant white business neighborhood of
South Florissant, there was a total
absence in the west part of town
owned by black businesses.
Tragically, every day some black or
brown child is subject to the arbitrary
violence of the state with little to no
recourse. In poor neighborhoods,
blacks often lament there is little to
live for because the odds of obtaining
a good life is stacked against them. As
President Kennedy observed, Those
who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution
inevitable.

Editor,
I totally agree with Joanne
Rayners observations on the Foster
City Council actions suggesting a
complete smoking ban in her letter in
the Dec. 2 edition of the Daily
Journal. Like other local governments, the Foster City Council is
power drunk and while that is not illegal, it should be for sure. Why is it so
easy to screw up a nice, pleasant,
laid-back life in the Bay Area? Could
it be that we vote and elect people
who just want to be on the bleeding
edge of something or another and
therefore always want to stick their
noses in business they have no business to be in business for? What is
next, a vote to lock people in their
houses when there is a Spare the Air
Day?
May I suggest they spend all their
available time in trying to control,
get rid of, eat, consume, sell and
deportthe illegal geese that are such
pests in the Foster City parks? I am
sure the folks in Foster City would
welcome that effort more and we all
would be happier for it not to walk
knee deep in geese dung.

Tejinder Uberoi
Los Altos

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Blame the algae

mid the swirling storms blanketing the Bay


Area in rain and wind, one major question
remains: Now that the world is drenched, is it
legal to water our lawns?
Actually, make that two burning questions, the other
being why in the world do some drivers refuse to turn on
their headlights during daytime downpours?
California law mandates that vehicle headlights be on
once the skies open up. Granted, fear of the law also
doesnt keep folks from texting or calling while driving
so it isnt too surprising that following other rules of
the road arent much of a priority.
Still, even if the law of the land isnt particularly
motivating, common sense should prevail. It is easy to
delude oneself into
thinking that cellphone use and driving can be juggled
without consequence.
Speeding through
monsoons, not so
much.
It is not rocket science. You get in a
car, you turn on the
ignition, you realize
that if you cant really see the cars ahead
and behind you perhaps they cant really see you, either. Then ideally a
light bulb moment, literally. Or at least, it should be.
Based on how few cars are lit up on the roads at any
given rainy moment, its safe to say the dim bulbs in
the vehicles include the ones behind the wheel.
If lighting up the path ahead takes no more than a few
brain cells and a flick of the wrist, why oh why does it
remain such an impossible task? This query was destined
to remain one for the ages until, thanks to science, the
Internet and researchers really into throat microbes we
have our solution: an algae virus.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the
University of Nebraska stumbled upon this virus typically found in algae but surprisingly now in some people and reached a pretty impressive conclusion: This
virus infects human brains and makes the hosts more
stupid. Out of 90 individuals studied, the 40 positive for
the virus tested worse for attention and mental acuity.
Sounds a bit like those drivers, doesnt it? Its not
that theyre purposely poor motorists or even brain
dead. They are simply infected with a virus which abdicates them from responsibility.
This stupidity virus might also explain other head
shakers like the winners of the annual Darwin Awards
and the dreadfully low voter turnout in this past election. The Iowa man accused of assaulting his pregnant
wife with a McDonalds McChicken sandwich because he
doesnt like them? Stupid, yes, but now we know why.
Call it the algae defense.
The Missouri woman who apparently fatally shot herself in the head accidentally with a gun she purchased as
protection against possible Ferguson rioting? Lets
hope she has this excuse for not being a mental giant.
Same goes for the East Bay protesters who thought
blocking BART on Black Friday was the best way to
endear themselves and their cause to the general public.
Again, not their fault. Blame the virus.
Actually, the virus makes a convenient excuse for a
litany of sins. The dog didnt eat your homework. The
virus just made the essay or math equations impossible.
Left the stove on? Virus. Forgot a loved ones
birthday/anniversary/other special celebration? Cant
hold a steady job? Cant find the car keys? Light up the
fireplace on a Spare the Air Day? Virus. Virus. Virus.
Virus. No challenge is too big or too small to explain
away by this newfound virus.
So, thank you scientists for shining some light on
this newfound justification for just about anything. Too
bad more of that light isnt shined on the wet roads.

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BUSINESS

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Stocks extend record run ahead of jobs report


By Matthew Craft
and Steve Rothwell
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dow
17,912.62
Nasdaq 4,774.47
S&P 500 2,074.33

+33.07
+18.66
+7.78

10-Yr Bond 2.29 +0.00


Oil (per barrel) 67.36
Gold
1,209.60

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the
New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
NYSE
Puma Biotechnology Inc. (PBYI), down $27.33 to $197.67
The biotechnology company said it will delay filing for marketing approval
until 2016 for an experimental breast cancer drug.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), up 97 cents to $28.81
The clothing and apparel retailer reported better-than-expected quarterly
profit, but its revenue fell short of forecasts.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF), up 44 cents to $8.60
The mining company is selling off coal assets in West Virginia as it
continues to shift more toward being an iron ore supplier.
Transocean Ltd. (RIG), up 19 cents to $19.57
The offshore drilling services company and its peers saw shares rise as
oil prices rose slightly following a period of decline.
Nasdaq
Carbonite Inc. (CARB), up $2.68 to $14.44
The cloud-based data backup company confirmed that it received and
will review a buyout offer from J2 Global for $15 per share.
Sequenom Inc. (SQNM), up 72 cents to $3.77
The life sciences and diagnostics company has settled all patent
infringement claims and disputes with Verinata Health Inc.
Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IDRA), up 49 cents to $4.07
The biotechnology company reported promising test results from a
preclinical study focusing on a potential cancer treatment.
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), down $2.13 to $229.30
The electric car maker saw shares continue to fall as gasoline prices slide
and traditional auto sales jumped in November.

NEW YORK A batch of good


news on the economy Wednesday
pushed the stock market to new
highs.
Payroll processer ADP said that
U.S. companies added 208,000 jobs
in November, the third straight
month that hiring has topped
200,000. A separate report showed
that service sector activity climbed
close to an eight-month high in
November.
The reports were an encouraging
sign before the governments monthly jobs survey is published on Friday.
There is nothing more important
than employment data, said Russell
Price,
senior
economist
at
Ameriprise Financial. More income
fuels more consumer spending over
time.
The Standard & Poors 500 index
rose 7.78 points, or 0.4 percent, to
2,074.33. The Dow Jones industrial
average rose 33.07 points, or 0.2
percent, to 17,912.62. The Nasdaq
composite climbed 18.66 points, or
0.4 percent, to 4,774.47.
After rebounding from a slump in
mid-October, stocks have been gradually moving higher on optimism that
the U.S. economy will continue to

improve next year. Investors are also


hopeful that actions by central banks
outside of the U.S. will help bolster
global growth.
Economists forecast that the U.S.
government will say employers added
225,000 jobs in November and that
the unemployment rate slipped to 5.7
percent from 5.8 percent, according
the financial data provider FactSet.
The biggest, most important economic statistic in the world looks
like it will continue its winning
streak if this mornings ADP employment report is to be believed,
Christopher Rupkey, chief financial
economist at Bank of TokyoMitsubishi, wrote in a note to
clients. Things are better than you
think.
On Wednesday, stocks also got a
lift from the energy sector as the
price of oil showed signs of stabilizing. The sector rose for a third
straight day, as drilling companies
and other businesses that provide
services to the oil and gas industry
gained.
Cimarex Energy, an oil and gas
exploration company, was among the
biggest gainers in the S&P 500. Its
stock surged $5.27, or 5.1 percent,
to $108.17.
The energy sector has pared its loss
for the year to 7.4 percent after this
weeks gains. The industry group is

Air bag maker refuses to expand recall coast to coast


By Dee-Ann Durbin and Marcy Gordon
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON Japans Takata Corp.


rejected federal regulators demand
Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide
recall of millions of air bags, setting up a
possible legal showdown and leaving some
drivers to wonder about the safety of their
cars.
Amid the standoff, Honda Motor Co.
decided to act on its own and recall cars with
the potentially defective equipment in all
50 states. But other automakers have yet to
make a decision.
At issue are air bags whose inflators can
explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into the passenger compartment. At
least five deaths and dozens of injuries have

been linked to the problem worldwide.


Over the past six years, Takata and 10
automakers issued a series of recalls covering 8 million cars in the U.S., mostly in
high-humidity areas such as the Gulf Coast,
because of evidence that moisture can cause
the propellant to burn too quickly. But after
incidents in California and North Carolina,
the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration began pressing for the recall
of 8 million more vehicles from coast to
coast a demand that Takata flatly rejected.
Theres not enough scientific evidence
to change from a regional recall to a national recall, Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata senior
vice president of global quality assurance,
told a House subcommittee on Capitol Hill.
Takata also contends that NHTSA has
authority to seek recalls only from auto

manufacturers and makers of replacement


parts, not from original parts suppliers a
position NHTSA contests.
Shimizu insisted that the air bags are safe:
I would drive a car with a Takata air bag.
David Friedman, NHTSA deputy administrator, said he was deeply disappointed by
Takatas response.
The agency is now gathering proof that a
recall is needed, which it will present at a
public hearing. After that, NHTSA could
order Takata to undertake a recall, and could
take the company to court if it refuses. But
Friedman acknowledged that could take
months.
Its time for industry to step up,
Friedman told lawmakers. Until (Takata)
and automakers act, affected drivers wont
be protected.

the only one of the 10 industry


groups in the S&P 500 to be down for
the year.
In energy trading, the price of U.S.
benchmark crude rose 50 cents to
$67. 38 a barrel on the New York
Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a
benchmark for international oils used
by many U.S. refineries, fell 62 cents
to close at $69.92 on the ICE Futures
exchange in London. Thats the lowest close for Brent since May of
2010.
Among
individual
stocks,
Abercrombie & Fitch surged after the
clothing store for teens reported that
its quarterly profit topped analysts
estimates, even though sales
slumped. Abercrombie gained 97
cents, or 3.5 percent, to $28.81.
In government bond trading, prices
for U. S. government bonds edged
higher. The yield on the 10-year
Treasury note declined to 2.28 from
2.29 percent on Tuesday.
Prices of precious metals were
mixed. Gold rose $9.30 to settle at
$1, 208. 70 an ounce, while silver
slipped 4 cents to $16.41 an ounce.
Copper dipped 2 cents to $2.87 a
pound.
In currency trading, the dollar rose
against the Japanese yen, to 119.83
yen from 119.22 yen. The U.S. currency also gained against the euro,
pushing the euro down to $1.231.

Business briefs
Disney boosts its
annual dividend to $1.15
NEW YORK Disney said Wednesday it is
raising its annual dividend to $1.15 from 86
cents.
The Walt Disney Co. has reported record
profits and revenues for the last four years. Its
results in fiscal 2014, which ended in
September, were lifted by the animated hit
Frozen, Maleficent, and Marvel films
Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain
America: The Winter Soldier. The Burbank,
California, company is preparing for the first
film in a new Star Wars trilogy in 2015.
Disneys next dividend is payable Jan. 8 to
shareholders of record on Dec. 15.
Shares of Disney fell 36 cents to $93.11
Wednesday. The stock has risen 22 percent in
2014, and it reached an all-time high of
$93.81 on Tuesday.

New York court hears dispute over Google digital project

Feds sued over Santa


Barbara fracking permits

By Larry Neumeister

SANTA BARBARA An environmental


group is suing the government for approving
the use of hydraulic fracturing fracking
on oil platforms off the Southern California
coast.
The Environmental Defense Center says it
filed suit Wednesday in federal court against
the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental
Enforcement.
The lawsuit argues that the agency failed to
get public or environmental review before
approving 51 permits for offshore oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel to drill
using fracking or acid well stimulation.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK An Authors Guild lawyer


urged a federal appeals court in Manhattan
on Wednesday to force Google to reward
authors for including their books in the
worlds largest digital library.
Attorney Paul Smith told a three-judge
panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals there was no evidence that Google
Inc.s project helps authors sell books. But
he said there was plenty of proof that

Google is violating copyright laws.


Seth Waxman, a lawyer for the Mountain
View, California-based company, countered
that the library exists so readers can find
books. He said the library has revolutionized the way people find authors and
books.
The Authors Guild had appealed a judges
ruling that tossed out its lawsuit, saying the
Internet giant is violating copyright laws
by failing to make transformative fair use
under copyright law of the books it copies.
The authors group wants Google Inc. to
pay $750 for each of the more than 20 mil-

lion copyright books it has already copied.


In our view, the entire book search program is fair use, Waxman said.
Waxman argued that libraries across the
country and Google have combined in the
project to transform books for new uses that
do not violate copyright laws, including
offering snippets of works in its online
library.
The copyrights on many books in
Googles digital library have already
expired so they would not be subject to any
award the Authors Guild would secure if it
wins its appeal.

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Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

Controversial finish wont be replayed


By Cliff Brunt
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

OKLAHOMA CITY It was the final


minute of the state quarterfinal when Douglass
High School appeared to score the winning
touchdown on a fourth-down play.
But the jubilation was short-lived as players
watched the score get wiped out when officials
improperly enforced a penalty. Tiny Locust
Grove won 20-19, and now everyone from
state lawmakers to legendary former
Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer called for an

extraordinary remedy: replaying the final


minute of the game, from the point of the
touchdown.
The fate of both teams, for now, was decided
Wednesday in a board room where athletic
officials reviewed the case, which pitted a
powerhouse Oklahoma City athletic program
against a small town of 1,400 and touches on
issues of race and class. The Oklahoma
Secondary School Activities Association
voted 8-3 against Douglass after confronting
the difficulty of righting a wrong in a highstakes sporting events, even when almost

everybody agrees that major mistakes were


made.
Douglass isnt done fighting. Brandon
Carey, general counsel for Oklahoma City
Public Schools, said the district would most
likely file an injunction in Oklahoma County
District Court on Thursday to stop the certification of the results and the playing of Locust
Groves semifinal game against Heritage Hall,
scheduled for Friday.
Adding to the controversy was the nature of
the penalty an infraction involving a
coach and a ball boy running down the side-

Doing its part for 49ers

line that did not involve any of the players on


the field.
Those kids made a lot of sacrifice to work
toward this goal, Switzer said. They spent
months, hours of training, conditioning on
both sides. Let the play on the field determine
who won the ballgame. Thats the tragedy of
the whole thing.
The story began last Friday when Douglass
took the lead with 1:04 remaining in the
Class 3A playoff game. A flag was thrown, but

See FINISH, Page 16

Big news travels

SANTA CLARA Eric Reid got a quick lesson on the Black Hole, a new term for the
second-year San Francisco safety.
I dont even know what the Black Hole is,
what is that? Reid asked, standing at his
locker Wednesday at the midway point of
preparations for Sundays game at Oakland.
Ah, yes, those crazy characters all dressed
up in the Coliseum end zone.
Doctors. Lawyers. Techies. School teachers.
Ive seen highlights on TV. They get pretty dressed up, right? Thatll be fun. I like that
kind of stuff, Reid said. My dad is a pastor
and he likes to get dressed up in motorcycle
gear and try to act tough. Its good to change
it up a bit. I bet they enjoy it.
Reid and the 49ers defense have been
doing their part to carry the load in recent
weeks, and now San Francisco (7-5) is playing for its playoff life as it makes the short
road trip to Oakland (1-11) on Sunday, likely
needing to win its four remaining games or at
least get some help.
We could play better. There are some plays
that cost us games in the earlier part of the
season, Reid said. We dug ourselves into
this hole and weve got to climb out of it.
On a defense that has been defined by its
moving parts and injuries as much as its
playmaking ability, it has been a tough year
to establish the momentum of recent seasons. Linebacker NaVorro Bowman continues to rehab his surgically repaired left knee
that has kept him out since the injury in
Januarys NFC title game at Seattle, and the
21-day window for him to be activated will
end Monday.
Linebacker Patrick Willis was lost for the
season because of a troublesome left big toe
that required surgery, while Aldon Smith
spent the first nine games serving a suspension by the league. Nose tackles Glenn
Dorsey and Ian Williams have dealt with
injuries, too, with Williams going on season-ending injured reserve for the second
straight year.
Michael Wilhoite and Dan Skuta have

USA TODAY SPORTS

ello. Im back. Did you miss me?


Following an 11-day drive
across America with the ultimate destination being the West Palm
Beach area in Florida I dive headlong
back into the world of sports, both locally and beyond.
And despite driving more than 4,000
miles since Nov. 17, I feel surprisingly
refreshed as far as my sports-o-meter
goes. I pretty much unplugged from
sports for the last two-plus weeks, catching a handful of events during the trip.
I was aware of the
big news, however,
and there was certainly a lot of it the
last couple of week.
If you want the San
Francisco Giants to
grab headlines for
better or for worse
send me to Florida. I
was in the
Nickelodeon Hotel in
Orlando, Florida in
2007 when the Giants announced the
signing of Barry Zito and his eye-popping seven-year, $126 million contract.
Fast-forward seven years and the Giants
were in the news again, when Pablo
Sandoval shunned the team with which he
won three World Series championships to
sign with the Boston Red Sox.
Panda is going to have to put up big
numbers in Beantown to win over those
fans in one of the toughest media markets
in the country. If he doesnt hit 30 home
runs and drive in 120, hell find out real
quick how tame the Bay Area market really was.
Late in the trip, thanks to social media,
I found out that Oakland As general
manger Billy Beane was making a controversial move by sending All-Star third
baseman Josh Donaldson to Toronto for
what many to believe a pretty good package.
It came out earlier this week Beane and
Donaldson may have some kind of argument during the season and that, coupled
with tweets from Donaldsons account,
hastened his exit from Oakland.
In a vacuum, the trade makes some

See 49ERS, Page 16

The 49ers defense, led by Justin Smith, left, has overachieved this season despite several
injuries. it has kept the 49ers in games while the offense has struggled this season.

See LOUNGE, Page 15

By Janie McCauley
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Russia facing allegations of systematic doping


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOSCOW Russia faced explosive allegations of corruption and systematic doping on Wednesday, including the reported
admission of drug use by an Olympic champion runner and cover-up and extortion
involving a three-time Chicago Marathon
winner.
Both German television channel ARD and
French sports daily LEquipe reported that
Liliya Shobukhova, who won the Chicago
Marathon from 2009-11 and the London

race in 2010, paid the Russian athletics federation 450,000 euros ($550,000) to cover
up a positive doping case.
ARD also appeared to show reigning
Olympic 800-meter champion Maria
Savinova admitting to using the banned
steroid oxandrolone in an undercover video
that has the womans face out of focus. The
video was dubbed into German with the
original audio track absent, but ARD said it
possessed an unedited version.
The IAAF, the governing body of athletics, said there was already an on-going

investigation by the IAAF Ethics


Commission into Shobukhovas allegations.
The ARD report also linked doping to
Russian officials and athletes in other
sports, including swimming, cycling,
biathlon, weightlifting and cross-country
skiing.
The Russian athletics federation and
national anti-doping agency declined to
comment.
The reports also include accusations from
former Russian Anti-Doping Agency offi-

cial Vitaly Stepanov and his wife Yulia, who


previously competed as an 800-meter runner under the name Yulia Rusanova and was
banned for doping.
Stepanov told ARD that various Russian
sports federations would come to (Russian)
doping control officers offering extra
cash to hush up positive tests. He also
accused the head of the national doping test
laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, of falsifying tests and selling banned substances.

See DOPING, Page 15

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Raiders Murray cleared to play after concussion


By Josh Dubow
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ALAMEDA Oakland Raiders running


back Latavius Murray has been cleared to play
this week against San Francisco after missing the previous game with a concussion.
Murray was officially cleared Tuesday
morning and was back at practice on
Wednesday as the Raiders (1-11) prepare to
face the rival 49ers (7-5) on Sunday in
Oakland.
Murray gave the Raiders a big spark in
their only win of the season, carrying four
times for 112 yards and two touchdowns in a
24-20 victory over Kansas City on Nov. 20.
Murray left that game with a concussion and
had to sit out last weeks 52-0 loss at St.
Louis as well before he was deemed healthy
again this week.
Im ready to show I can handle a workload
of carries, Murray said. Its no pressure for
me at all. I know what Im capable of.
However many carries I get or however many

Latavius
Murray

plays I get I just have to


go out there and be effective.
Murray has made the
most of his limited time.
He missed his entire rookie season in 2013 with a
foot injury suffered in the
preseason and began this
year as the third-string
running back behind
Maurice Jones-Drew and

Darren McFadden.
He carried the ball just six times the first
nine games despite Oakland being on pace
to be the worst rushing team in the NFL
since 1946. Murray then got four carries for
43 yards against San Diego on Nov. 16 to
earn a bigger role the following week
against the Chiefs.
Murray scored Oaklands first touchdown
of the game on an 11-yard run and then broke
off a 90-yarder that was the longest for an
Oakland running back since Bo Jackson

went 92 yards back in 1989.


I know its only a couple of carries here, a
couple of catches here but you cant take it
away from him, quarterback Derek Carr said.
The guy went out and did it. You have to be
excited for him for that. ... I will be excited
to see what he can do with more touches.
Hopefully its more 90-yard runs.
Despite the success in limited action,
interim coach Tony Sparano has not committed to Murray becoming the feature back
despite the lack of production from
McFadden and Jones-Drew.
Murray has rushed for 155 yards on eight
carries in his past two games. McFadden has
the same amount of rushing yards on his
past 62 carries and is averaging 3.3 yards a
run for the third straight season. Jones-Drew
has just 90 yards on 41 carries this year.
He has eight carries, Sparano said. I
love the way Latavius runs the football. I
like what Ive seen. Ive seen eight carries. I
want to see more of him. Im curious too.

Im curious just like the fans are curious.


Sparano said he has seen improvement
each week by Murray and that if he had practiced as well early in the season as he has of
late, he would have been playing more
already.
But Sparano said it took some time for
Murray to get back into form after sitting
out all last season.
This kid has just come along, come
along, come along, Sparano said. All
of a sudden he has gotten his opportunities.
NOTES: Backup TE Brian Leonhardt did
not practice after being knocked out of his
second straight game with a concussion. The
only other tight end on the roster is Mychal
Rivera, although FB Marcel Reece and T
Matt McCants could get time there. Oakland
also could activate TE Scott Simonson from
the practice squad. ... RT Menelik Watson
did not practice with an injured foot and
ankle.

Cal women hold off Sac State behind Boyds triple-double


By Rick Eymer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BERKELEY Brittany Boyd may be reinventing the


point-guard position as a triple threat, although shes more
concerned about getting her California teammates involved
in victories.
Boyd recorded her third triple-double, and second in three
games, with 19 rebounds, 16 assists and 11 points as No.
10 California stopped Sacramento State 107-94 on
Wednesday.
Shes one of the best guards in the country, Cal coach
Lindsay Gottlieb said. These stats are ridiculous, just unreal. I see the way she looks in the huddle and how engaged
she is with her teammates. Shes become that leader and
been good on defense. Shes grown into a wonderful representative for Cal.
Boyd, who had 11 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists
against San Jose State on Friday, said she doesnt worry
about statistics.
I was more worried about stopping them, Boyd said.
Our coaches emphasize rebounding and not giving the
opponent a second chance. I want to be a rebounding guard
and affect the game in more than one way.
Boyd becomes the second player in Pac-12 history to
record more than one triple-double, joining Stanford grad
Nicole Powell, who had six of them. Powell is in her first
year as an assistant coach at Oregon.
Reshanda Gray added a double-double with 37 points and
10 rebounds for the Bears (7-0). She also recorded a careerhigh six blocks. Gray, among the national leaders in scoring and field goal percentage, was 17 of 24 from the floor.
I havent been rebounding well lately so Im trying to

bring that back, Gray said.


Hallie Gennett scored 22 points and Margaret Huntington
had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the
Hornets (1-5), who will play three more Pac-12 schools on
the road in the next 11 days. Adella Randle-El and Fantasia
Hilliard each added 13 points and Takara Burse had 10.
The game was a little crazy, Gottlieb said. They made
us play like them and gave us some problems. I did not call
one offense. We talked more about spacing. We what to play
fast but control the tempo on defense.
Sacramento State set a frantic pace that suited the Bears
just fine. Cal is averaging 103 points over its last three
games after averaging 80 during the first four.
Courtney Range scored 21 for Cal, and Brittany Shine and
Mercedes Jefflo each added 14.
The Bears won their first seven games for the first time
since the 2008-09 Sweet 16 team opened with seven wins.
The Hornets set a season-high for points in their fourth
game with at least 91 points, but they have also allowed 90
or more points four times.
Sacramento State sent waves of substitutions into the
game, with each change lasting an average of 2 1/2 minutes. The Hornets put subs into the game eight times during
the first half, seven times subbing all five players and once
sending in four.
Cal twice held leads of 13 points in the first half and led
52-45 at the intermission.

Tip-ins
Sacramento State leads the nation in made 3-pointers and
set the NCAA record for 3-point attempts with 58 in its season opener against San Diego State. ... Hilliard, the school
record holder in assists and steals, is fourth on the NCAAs

active career assists list with 554.


Boyd ranks third on the NCAAs active career assists list
with 575. ... Boyd had four steals to move past UCLAs
Michelle Greco for fifth on the Pac-12s all-time list with
291.

Up next
Sacramento State travels to No. 17 Oregon State on
Saturday.
California plays at Kansas on Sunday.

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Galaxys Robbie Keane named MLS MVP


By Greg Beacham
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES While Robbie Keane


was grateful to accept Major League
Soccers MVP award on Wednesday, he never
stopped thinking about the other trophy he
intends to raise a few days later.
The Irish striker added another achievement to his dynamic season with the LA
Galaxy, who face the New England
Revolution in the MLS Cup this weekend.
Keane is going after his third MLS title in
four seasons stateside, a desire that dwarfs
his interest in individual awards.
Its been a great season for me personally, but it would be even better if we won on
Sunday, Keane said. To get this award is a
great privilege. Its so nice to be recognized. It could have gone to the other two
lads.
New Englands Lee Nguyen and Seattles
Obafemi Martins were the other nalists,
but Keane beat them out with his most
impressive season since arriving in
Southern California more than three years
ago.
The 34-year-old Keane had 19 goals and
14 assists in 29 games while leading the
Galaxys MLS-best offense, providing dangerous attacking and steady leadership for
the MLS Cup nalists.

With speed, skill and a


daredevil air for big
moments, Keane scored
or assisted on 33 of the
Galaxys 69 goals this
season. Only Chris
Wondolowski ever managed more in MLS history, contributing to 34
Robbie Keane goals during his 2012
MVP season with San
Jose.
We think Robbie is special because of
his consistency, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena
said. He sets the tone for our team each and
every day. Ive watched Robbie for years,
and I always (thought) this is the kind of
player we want in this league, and on my
team.
Keane accepted the award at a posh restaurant in the downtown Los Angeles luxury
apartment building where he lives with his
wife, Claudine, and their son, Robert, during the Galaxys season.
The Irish national team captain and longtime Tottenham Hotspur star has been a hit
ever since he joined the Galaxy in 2011 as
the third star alongside David Beckham and
Landon Donovan on the U.S. leagues glamour franchise. Keane could have treated his
move to Hollywood as a break from the

high-pressure European grind, but he followed Beckhams philosophy about MLS.


I mentioned in my rst press conference
that Im not here for a holiday, Keane said.
Its about winning. Its about championships. Were going for three of four now,
so thats not too bad.
The trio led the Galaxy to MLS Cup championships in 2011 and 2012. Keane then
turned in an outstanding season in 2013,
scoring 16 goals and 11 assists in just 23
games, despite Beckhams departure,
Donovans early sabbatical from soccer and
Keanes two serious Achilles injuries,
which required surgery and weeks of offseason rehabilitation.
Keane remained a force this season during
Donovans slow start. They nearly led LA
all the way back to the top of the MLS table
before nishing just behind Seattle, but the
Galaxy eliminated the Sounders from the
playoffs last Sunday.
Keane has done it all in the past four seasons while frequently traveling between
continents for his duties with Ireland,
including a trip last month during the playoffs. Keane became the worlds leading
active goal-scorer in international play this
year with the retirement of Germanys
Miroslav Klose.
The Galaxy re-signed Keane to a longterm deal earlier this year, and he will be

their clear leader going forward with


Donovans impending retirement and their
possible addition of a new, high-prole designated player in the offseason.
He bought into our league right away,
Arena said. It wasnt a ght. He fully
accepted what our league was about.
The Dublin native began his pro career
with Wolverhampton Wanderers at 17 years
old in 1997. After stops with Coventry
City, Inter Milan and Leeds, Keane moved to
Spurs for the 2002-03 season, eventually
scoring 93 goals in 138 appearances for the
North London club.
Keane had stints with Liverpool, Celtic
and West Ham before deciding to head stateside with the Galaxy. Beckham and
Donovan hadnt managed to win MLS
biggest trophy together before Keane
arrived, but the Irish striker immediately
helped them become champions together.
Nguyen carried the Eastern Conference
champion Revolution offensively throughout the season, scoring 18 goals as a midelder. He scored in eight of the last 11
games while New England closed out the
regular season, forming a stellar tandem
with Jermaine Jones.
Martins was an offensive force throughout his second season with the Sounders,
getting 17 goals and 13 assists in 31
matches.

Hunter returns to Twins; Medlen, Beachy let go


By Ronald Blum
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK Torii Hunter is returning to


the Minnesota Twins, and injured Atlanta
pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy
were among 32 players tossed into the freeagent market Tuesday along with San Diego
shortstop Everth Cabrera and New York
Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr.
Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, oneyear contract with the Twins, the team
announced Wednesday. He was to hold a
news conference at Target Field in the afternoon.
A five-time All-Star outfielder who turns
40 in July, Hunter played for the Twins from
1997-07 before signing a $90 million,
five-year contract with the Los Angeles
Angels. He then signed a $26 million, twoyear deal with Detroit.
Hunter hit .286 with 17 homers and 83
RBIs for the Tigers last season and will be
relied upon to be the kind of hard-driving

veteran a young clubhouse needs to set an


example. He won seven of his nine Gold
Gloves with the Twins, who have lost at
least 92 games in each of the last four seasons.
In a trade, the Los Angeles Dodgers
acquired outfielder Chris Heisey from
Cincinnati for minor league right-hander
Matt Magill. Heisey, who turns 30 on Dec.
14, hit .222 with eight homers and 22 RBIs
in 119 games last season. He is eligible for
arbitration.
Nineteen players eligible for arbitration
were let go Tuesday, leaving about 185 eligible to file Jan. 13. Any player offered a
contract is entitled to, at a minimum, roughly one-sixth of his 2015 salary as termination pay if he gets released.
Los Angeles Angels infielder Gordon
Beckham, Oakland first baseman Kyle
Blanks, Texas right-hander Alexi Ogando,
New York Yankees left-hander David Huff,
Cincinnati reliever Logan Ondrusek and St.
Louis infielder Daniel Descalso also were

among the players let go.


Once considered rising stars in the rotation, Medlen and Beachy did not pitch in
2014 after ligament-replacement surgeries
during spring training, the second Tommy
John operation for each.
Cabrera, an All-Star shortstop in 2013,
faces charges of resisting arrest and possession of marijuana in a car after he was
stopped by authorities in eastern San Diego
County on Sept. 3, while he was on the disabled list. He is scheduled to be arraigned
Dec. 8.
He was suspended by Major League
Baseball for the final 50 games of the 2013
season for violating the sports drug agreement in relation to its investigation of the
Biogenesis of America drug clinic.
Cabrera led the National League with 44
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steals in 90 games, and made $2.45 million.
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sense. Donaldson struggled with injury and
a slump following the trade of Yoenis
Cespedes to Boston at the trade deadline
this season. In return, the As got Brett
Lawrie, who could become a player like
Donaldson if he can stay healthy. They
also got a possible shortstop-of-the-future
in Franklin Barreto, who was rated the
fifth-best prospect in the Blue Jays organization. They also picked up a couple of
pitchers and every team needs pitching
depth.
Taken as a whole, the move is par for the
course during Beanes tenure with the As
trading one of his best and most popular players, turning those acquired players
into major league players and then trading
them. Its how the As have stayed competitive these last several years.

DOPING
Continued from page 11
Yulia Stepanov accused coaches of providing her with banned substances.
These are serious allegations. I understand
an investigation is already under way by the
IAAF ethics commission and we await the full
findings, IOC spokesman Mark Adams told
the Associated Press. Should there be anything affecting the International Olympic
Committee and our code of ethics we will not
hesitate take any and all action necessary.
Yulia Stepanova also accused the head of
the Russian federations medical department,
Sergei Portugalov, of supplying doping
products in exchange for 5 percent of an athletes earnings, plus bonuses for competition wins. She also said Russian athletes had
avoided out-of-competition testing by using
false names during foreign training camps.
The main organizations involved the
Russian athletics federation, the Russian AntiDoping Agency (RUSADA) and the national
doping test laboratory are all funded and
overseen by the Russian government.
Of course its shocking, World AntiDoping Agency director general David
Howman told ARD. Weve got to make sure
... that those who are suffering from fear are
protected.
In a statement after ARDs documentary
was broadcast in Germany, WADA said it
will ensure that all matters raised are fully
investigated.
WADA had already passed evidence of the
type exposed in the documentary to the
IAAF ethics panels probe.

15

Marreese Speights play over that stretch


has been eye opening, which makes you
wonder if he was under-utilized last year
with then coach Mark Jackson. Speights
has been a beast and is a big reason Golden
State is off to its best start in at least 30
years.
And then there are the Raiders. They
shock the world in beating the Kansas City
Chiefs while I was in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, only to affirm their status as the
worst team in the NFL with an absolutely
embarrassing performance against the St.
Louis Rams while lounging in my room in
Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
So now Im back, just in time for the end
of the high school football season and the
start of the winter season. The sports calendar waits for no one.

On the drive from Austin, Texas to New


Orleans, I did manage to listen on satellite
radio to the 49ers-Washington Redskins
game, as well catch most of the
Thanksgiving night game against the
Seattle Seahawks.
Right now, the 49ers offense is on life
support and, from the bits and pieces that I
gathered while watching ESPN or reading
my social media feeds, it appears the team
is embattled to say the least.
Will Jim Harbaugh be fired or will he be
traded? I saw his name linked to two teams
as possible trade partners. Is Colin
Kaepernick really the quarterback of the
future?
Right now, this teams destiny rides
squarely on the shoulders of the 49ers
entire offensive system from coaches to
the players. The defense, despite several
key injuries, has been keeping this team in
games more times than not this year. The
49ers offense, starting with the offensive
line, needs to start playing better.
Kaepernick needs to be more decisive with

his runs when the pocket collapses and


it does, rather quickly, nearly every play.
The receivers have to stop dropping passes. They need to get Vernon Davis more
involved, as well as running back Carlos
Hyde. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman
needs to go back to those wacky formations he used a couple years ago lining
up offensive linemen in the backfield,
going with three-tight end sets, really
committing to the read option.
If the 49ers can cure their offensive hiccups, they will be dangerous in the playoffs. If not, theyll be watching the postseason from their collective couches.
I didnt hear much about the San Jose
Sharks, other than they have been struggling. I did manage to catch the WarriorsOrlando game in St. Augustine, watching it
from a bar over the water.
So imagine my surprise when I picked up
my morning paper Wednesday and found
out the Warriors 98-97 win over those
same Magic Tuesday night was their 10th
in a row.

Nathan Mollat can be reached by email:


nathan@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: 3445200, ext. 117. You can follow him on
Twitter@CheckkThissOutt.com

The global anti-doping watchdogs powers


allow it to declare RUSADA non-compliant
and withdraw the Moscow labs accreditation
to work in sports.
WADA said it will take any necessary and
appropriate steps against Russian authorities.
Shobukhova said she and her husband paid
450,000 euros to Russian federation officials after being threatened that she could
have problems with doping and miss the
2012 London Olympics. She did run in the
Olympic marathon, but failed to finish.
When Shobukhova was banned this year,
her husband received a 300,000 euro
($370,000) refund, ARD reported, adding it
had linked the transfer to federation president Valentin Balakhnichev, who is also the
IAAF treasurer.
Shobukhovas time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, 20 seconds in Chicago in 2011 made
her the second-fastest womens marathon
runner behind record holder Paula Radcliffe of
Britain. But in April, she was banned for two
years for suspicious blood values in samples
given for her biological passport. She was
then stripped of her Chicago wins and
ordered to repay her prize money.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said
Wednesday that the IAAF had appealed the 2year ban, which expires next month, seeking a 4-year sanction.

to provide details about products that have a


probable or high risk of abuse in sport. In
return, WADA will exchange information
with Pfizer on substances that are being
abused by athletes.

The deal is WADAs latest collaboration


with pharmaceutical companies to help catch
drug cheats, following an agreement with
British company GlaxoSmithKline ahead of
the London Olympics in 2012.

WADA signs deal with Pfizer


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Agency has signed a deal with a leading U.S.based drug maker to share information about
new performance-enhancing substances that
could be misused by athletes.
WADA says Wednesday that the long-term
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FINISH
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the penalty was improperly enforced, taking
the potential game-winning touchdown off
the board.
The penalty, the second sideline infraction
against the Trojans, should have been
enforced on the extra point or the kickoff
instead of wiping out the long touchdown
pass and marking off the penalty yardage from
the previous spot.
The activities association punished the officials involved, calling the error inexcusable

49ERS
Continued from page 11
emerged as reliable linebacker
replacements, and rookies Chris
Borland and Aaron Lynch have
become key contributors out of
necessity at the position.
Just as a defense were not
going to fold in, were not going
to fold our tents up just based on
whats happened, captain Justin
Smith said Wednesday. Guys
have responded. Young guys
have played well. Hats off to
those guys, theyve kept the

at this level and acknowledging that the


results were extremely unfortunate for the
players, coaches, and fans involved.
The mistake was compounded by the fact
that it occurred in a playoff-elimination
game, Mike Whaley, the agencys director of
officials, said in a news release.
The crew will be reprimanded and has been
removed from consideration for further playoff games.
But the activities association rejected
Douglass initial request to replay the last part
of the game because it does not allow protests
based on decisions made by officials.
Wednesdays special meeting upheld that ruling.
Switzer said the situation is unfair to all par-

level up there.
The 35-year-old Smiths body
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off Wednesday practices to rest his
body, something the coaching
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sacks and two forced fumbles this
season.
Smith underwent surgery for a
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then dealt with a nagging shoulder
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He hasnt decided whether he
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ties except the officials. Still, he does not


expect the board to allow the replay.
Ive never heard of anything like that, he
said.
Still, Douglass believes it deserves a chance
to take Locust Groves spot. Switzer wondered
if the appeal process might be different if the
call had gone against Heritage Hall or Bishop
McGuinness, two private schools in
Oklahoma City.
Dr. K. Gerone Free, pastor of Greater Mount
Carmel Baptist Church, said Douglass and
other predominantly minority schools in the
city have been targeted by referees for years.
Why should the kids do the right thing
when the adults who have the ability to do the
right thing continue for years to do what is

NHL GLANCE
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W L OT
Tampa Bay 26 17 6 3
Montreal 27 17 8 2
Detroit
25 14 6 5
Toronto
24 13 8 3
Boston
26 14 11 1
Florida
23 10 7 6
Ottawa
24 10 9 5
Buffalo
25 9 14 2

Pts
37
36
33
29
29
26
25
20

GF
92
70
77
81
63
50
63
45

GA
69
68
65
72
63
58
66
77

Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT
Pittsburgh 24 17 5 2
N.Y. Islanders25 18 7 0
N.Y. Rangers 24 11 9 4
Washington 24 10 10 4
New Jersey 25 9 12 4
Carolina
24 8 13 3
Philadelphia 24 8 13 3
Columbus 24 7 15 2

Pts
36
36
26
24
22
19
19
16

GF
82
80
71
68
58
56
62
54

GA
55
67
70
69
72
69
76
84

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT
Nashville
24 16 6 2
St. Louis
24 16 6 2
Chicago
24 15 8 1
Minnesota 24 14 9 1
Winnipeg 25 12 9 4
Dallas
25 9 11 5
Colorado 25 9 11 5

Pts
34
34
31
29
28
23
23

GF
65
66
74
67
52
73
67

GA
48
51
48
56
56
89
79

Pacific Division
GP W L OT
Vancouver 25 17 7 1
Anaheim 26 15 6 5
Calgary
26 16 8 2
Los Angeles 25 13 7 5
Sharks
26 12 10 4
Arizona
26 10 13 3
Edmonton 25 6 15 4

Pts
35
35
34
31
28
23
16

GF
79
71
83
67
70
64
56

GA
69
68
66
57
71
81
87

Wednesdays Games
Minnesota 2, Montreal 1
St. Louis at Chicago, late
Edmonton at Winnipeg, late
Philadelphia at Anaheim, late
Thursdays Games
Vancouver at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.
Washington at Carolina, 4 p.m.
New Jersey at Toronto, 4:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m.
Dallas at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m.
Columbus at Florida, 4:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Nashville, 5 p.m.
Colorado at Calgary, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Arizona, 6 p.m.
Boston at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays Games
Anaheim at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Colorado at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.
Montreal at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.

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oppressive to young athletes in this city? he


asked. We come wanting justice. They know
what is right. Just by punishing those referees, it does not help those student athletes at
Douglass High School.
The issue also entered the political realm,
attracting the attention of state legislators.
State Sen. Anastasia Pittman, an Oklahoma
City Democrat, said the OSSAA board needs to
give Douglass a chance.
A replay would allow the outcome to be
decided by student athletes and not the officiants of the game, she said. The activities
association has admitted the adults in this
situation made a mistake, and the Douglass
student-athletes should not be the one to pay
the price for it.

NBA GLANCE

NFL GLANCE
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T
New England
9 3 0
Miami
7 5 0
Buffalo
7 5 0
N.Y. Jets
2 10 0

Pct
.750
.583
.583
.167

PF
378
301
264
190

PA
253
232
217
319

South
Indianapolis
Houston
Tennessee
Jacksonville

W
8
6
2
2

L T
4 0
6 0
10 0
10 0

Pct
.667
.500
.167
.167

PF
382
287
213
186

PA
283
247
338
329

North
Cincinnati
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

W
8
7
7
7

L
3
5
5
5

T
1
0
0
0

Pct
.708
.583
.583
.583

PF
260
328
320
252

PA
247
242
298
245

West
Denver
San Diego
Kansas City
Raiders

W
9
8
7
1

L T
3 0
4 0
5 0
11 0

Pct
.750
.667
.583
.083

PF
361
279
277
176

PA
276
249
224
337

NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T
Philadelphia
9 3 0
Dallas
8 4 0
N.Y. Giants
3 9 0
Washington
3 9 0

Pct
.750
.667
.250
.250

PF PA
375 285
302 273
257 319
244 322

South
Atlanta
New Orleans
Carolina
Tampa Bay

W
5
5
3
2

L T
7 0
7 0
8 1
10 0

Pct
.417
.417
.292
.167

PF
291
323
228
220

PA
299
318
331
314

North
Green Bay
Detroit
Chicago
Minnesota

W
9
8
5
5

L
3
4
7
7

T
0
0
0
0

Pct
.750
.667
.417
.417

PF
380
231
253
233

PA
267
207
337
257

Arizona
Seattle
49ers
St. Louis

9
8
7
5

3
4
5
7

0
0
0
0

.750 258 224


.667 298 221
.583 231 244
.417 261 285

Sundays Games
N.Y. Giants at Tennessee, 10 a.m.
Carolina at New Orleans, 10 a.m.
N.Y. Jets at Minnesota, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 10 a.m.
St. Louis at Washington, 10 a.m.
Baltimore at Miami, 10 a.m.
Indianapolis at Cleveland, 10 a.m.
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 10 a.m.
Houston at Jacksonville, 10 a.m.
Buffalo at Denver, 1:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Oakland, 1:25 p.m.
Seattle at Philadelphia, 1:25 p.m.
New England at San Diego, 5:30 p.m.
Mondays Game
Atlanta at Green Bay, 5:30 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
Toronto
14
Brooklyn
8
Boston
5
New York
4
Philadelphia
0
Southeast Division
Washington
12
Atlanta
11
Miami
9
Orlando
7
Charlotte
4
Central Division
Chicago
12
Cleveland
9
Milwaukee
10
Indiana
7
Detroit
3

4
9
11
15
17

.778
.471
.313
.211
.000

5 1/2
8
10 1/2
13 1/2

5
6
9
13
15

.706
.647
.500
.350
.211

1
3 1/2
6 1/2
9

7
7
9
11
16

.632
.563
.526
.389
.158

1 1/2
2
4 1/2
9

.882
.765
.737
.722
.500

2
2
2 1/2
6 1/2

.778
.500
.278
.278
.250

5
9
9
9

.882
.706
.579
.500
.263

3
5
6 1/2
11

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
Memphis
15
2
Houston
13
4
Dallas
14
5
San Antonio
13
5
New Orleans
8
8
Northwest Division
Portland
14
4
Denver
9
9
Oklahoma City
5
13
Utah
5
13
Minnesota
4
12
Pacific Division
Warriors
15
2
L.A. Clippers
12
5
Phoenix
11
8
Sacramento
9
9
L.A. Lakers
5
14

Wednesdays Games
Washington 111, L.A. Lakers 95
Chicago 102, Charlotte 95
Atlanta 112, Miami 102
Boston 109, Detroit 102, OT
Brooklyn 95, San Antonio 93, OT
Memphis at Houston, late
Dallas at Milwaukee, late
Philadelphia at Minnesota, late
Toronto at Utah, late
Orlando at L.A. Clippers, late
Thursdays Games
Cleveland at New York, 5 p.m.
Indiana at Portland, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays Games
Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
Denver at Washington, 4 p.m.
New York at Charlotte, 4 p.m.
Cleveland at Toronto, 4:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Boston, 4:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Memphis, 5 p.m.
Houston at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m.
Orlando at Utah, 6 p.m.
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Decorating with Christmas trees


By Melissa Rayworth

coated with fake white snow, which are


called flocked trees.
Flocked trees add amazing texture and
can really tone down the overall greenness
of an artificial tree, making it a little softer, he says.
He has created flat, abstract trees out of
plywood, covering them with festive fabric
secured with brass nail heads. And he has
two trees made from reclaimed shipping
pallets. To make them, he says, the pallets were dismantled, painted dark green,
then assembled with screws. Its a more
sculptural approach, and it doesnt require
any decorating whatsoever.

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For generations, the choice was simple:


1. Strap a live Christmas tree to the roof
of your car, wrestle it into a tree stand at
home and hope it wouldnt fall over. Or,
2. Put up an artificial tree that was unmistakably fake.
Fortunately, the options have expanded
dramatically, from realistic fake trees pre-lit
with softly glowing LED lights to environmentally friendly, abstract trees made
from reclaimed shipping pallets. Options
for a real, live tree include white glove
service that includes delivery and professional set-up.
Here, three interior designers help sort
out some options and share advice on stylishly decorating with holiday trees and
branches, even in households where
Christmas isnt celebrated.

REALLY EASY

EXQUISITELY ARTIFICIAL
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn, founder of
Flynnside Out Productions, loves the look
and scent of real trees. But he is hands
down, 100 percent on Team Artificial,
thanks to the convenience and range of
todays fake trees.
White trees are excellent for more elegant, sophisticated spaces, Flynn says. He
layers on ornaments in shades of white and
metallics for a less-is-more, tone-on-tone
look.
Designer Lee Kleinhelter, founder of the
Pieces home decor store in Atlanta, agrees.
She uses a high-quality, fake white tree in
her home because it feels a little modern,
and is a clean slate where I can use interest-

White trees are excellent for more elegant, sophisticated spaces.


ing objects to accessorize.
If you cant quite imagine your handmade
or hand-me-down ornaments on a sleek,
white tree, consider getting a real tree for
keepsake ornaments and putting a white
tree in another location, perhaps near the
front door, decked out in monochromatic

ornaments. Sarah Fishburne, director of


trend and design for The Home Depot, says
many Americans now use one fake tree and
one real one.
If white isnt your style, Flynn recommends realistic fake green trees with a
woodsy, rustic look, or fake green trees

Beginning this year, Home Depot is making it simpler to bring home a full-size real
tree with white glove delivery service,
says Fishburne. Choose a tree online and
the company will bring it to your home and
set it up in the stand for you.
Another way to make real trees more manageable is to buy several small, potted trees
in varying sizes, rather than one large one.
Groupings of trees really make an
impact in any space, Flynn says, and if
youre going the untraditional route, or
dont have lots of windows to dress up or
have an actual fireplace mantel, I think a
grouping of trees in one spot creates
enough of a focal point and it can stand on
its own.

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Right at Home: New twists on a holiday symbol


By Kimberly Cook
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Say wreath, and the beloved evergreen


standard comes to mind unadorned or
dressed for the holiday season with lights,
bows, fruit or ornaments.
Each year, however, brings more and
more inventive versions of wreaths.
Regional variations have become common, often in unexpected materials: driftwood wreaths with shells and starfish, for
example, or fiery circles of Southeastern
chili peppers.
Todays wreath might be a square, star or
rectangle. Traditional holiday colors
might cede ground to vibrant limes, deep
indigo, pale pink or soft cream.
Retailers are offering more modern
choices than ever. Alternatively, let your
inner elf loose and craft your own holiday
creation.
Crate & Barrel has a pretty wreath made
of silver-painted magnolia leaves that
would work in both traditional and contemporary homes. Another is made of
rolled paper and twigs to create a swirl of

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Continued from page 17
also resolve any arguments over whether to
use white lights or colored ones, says
Fishburne; you can buy LED-lit trees that let
you switch between them.
LED lights also dont burn as hot as traditional bulbs, so they may be a safer option,
especially for rooms where children play
and might try to touch the tree. When I was

texture that taps the rustic trend.


(www.crateandbarrel.com)
White felt leaves or
balls make elegant, monochromatic
winter
wreaths at West
Elm. (www.westelm.com)
At One Kings
Lane, find a reindeer
moss
wreath in festive and chic
c h a r t r e us e .
( w w w. o n e k ingslane.com)
If youd like to
try your hand at
wreath design,
crafts stores have
wire, foam and
wood bases. Heat
up the glue gun and let
your imagination go.
You might find inspiration in designer
Stephanie Hung, known for creative holi-

day craft ideas in Style at Home magazine.


Shes found some unexpected uses for common household
items this season.
Red
p l a s t i c
s p o o n s ,
s t r i p e d
p a p e r
straws,
patterned clothespins and even
w h i t e
Styrofoam cups
can be used
to
make
wreaths that
are as much
sculptural art as
dicor. An ornate
ceiling medallion
is given a coat of
bright green paint.
Clothespins are covered in washi tape and
arranged in rows in a wreath frame.

Instructions are in the magazines


November issue. (www.styleathome.com)
Battery-operated, miniature LED fairy
lights can be threaded through a wire
wreath frame to be hung anywhere or put
on a mantle. Look for warm white lights
on silvery or copper wire, or go with all
crimson or midnight blue. (www.save-oncrafts.com)
If you can get your hands on a bucketful
of acorns, glue them in rows on a wreath
form. You can leave them in their natural
caramel hue and tie on a plaid or gingham
flannel bow, or consider spray-painting
the whole thing in a favorite color and add
a coordinating tie. The 3D symmetry of
the rows looks great no matter what you
do.
Another option: Wrap a wreath frame in
bold black and white ribbon. Or swathe it
in tufts of navy tulle and tie with a red silk
ribbon. Cover the frame with white paper
doilies, adding fairy lights for white winter magic.
No matter what your wreaths made of,
the message is one of welcome, comfort
and holiday cheer.

little, Fishburne says, we knocked over a


lot of trees.

front window that faces the street,


Fishburne suggests placing the tree there.
Theres something really lovely about
coming home to that big tree in the window, she says. Its easy to put tree lights
on a timer so they glow on schedule each
evening.
Flynn agrees that if you really want your
tree to make an impact inside and outside,
sticking with a room toward the front of the
home is the way to go. But for maximum
enjoyment, he says, its also wise to make
sure its just as much of a focal point from
adjacent rooms as it is inside the space and

from outside of the house.

BEST LOCATIONS
Once youve chosen your tree, where
should you put it?
The size and scale of your house can dictate a tall skinny tree by a staircase, or a
more round, robust tree in a sunroom visible
to the street, Kleinhelter says.
Rather than tucking your tree in a corner,
she suggests finding a spot where you can
enjoy the tree on all sides.
If you have a large showstopper of a

NON-CHRISTMAS TREES
All three designers mentioned that it can
be beautiful to use undecorated trees or
branches to celebrate the season, whether or
not you celebrate Christmas.
Woodsy trees just really evoke a feeling
of coziness and wintry weather, so trees
dont necessarily have to be associated with
an actual holiday or religion, Flynn says.
Its more about the warmth of gathering
with friends and family during the colder
months.

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REPORT
Continued from page 1
trains and a new control system.
It hopes to be 75 percent electrified by
2021 and fully by 2040 with the project
reducing greenhouse gas emissions by
176,000 metric tons annually and alleviating traffic congestion by 619,000 vehicle
miles traveled daily, according to Caltrain.
Electrifying about 51 miles of tracks will
also support the ability for Caltrain to
share with high-speed rail through a
blended track system; however, the
regional agencys environmental report
does not clear the controversial bullet
trains local plans. The Caltrain portion
that runs from San Jose to Gilroy will not
be electrified and was not included in this
report.
After two months of gathering public
input on its draft report that outlined worstcase scenarios in supporting the electrification infrastructure, Caltrain officials
announced it was able to mitigate some of
the publics primary concerns.
Tree removal, noise pollution, local traffic impacts, visual aesthetics and the need
to acquire acres of land outside the Caltrain
right-of-way were the main generators of
community comments, Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said.

WEATHER
Continued from page 1
numerous roads.
The California Highway Patrols Golden
Gate Division received nearly 400 calls
regarding crashes between 2 a.m. Monday
and 10 a.m. Tuesday, four times more than
usual, said Sgt. Diana McDermott. Even
when the rain breaks, McDermott said drivers
must remain cautious of puddles, debris and
landslides.
The intense rain overwhelmed a San
Francisco storm drain leaving a massive 9foot-deep sinkhole spanning nearly 20 feet
by 20 feet on a Richmond District street
Wednesday, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for
the San Francisco Public Utilities
Commission.
Belmont had its share with a partial road
collapse increasing traffic Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of El Camino Real
and Middle Road, according to police.
The wind and rain caused more than 110
flight cancellations at San Francisco
International Airport during Wednesday
morning alone. Most of the 112 canceled
flights were to and from airports on and
around the West Coast including Los
Angeles, Las Vegas and Monterey, according
to Bay City News Service.

Where were inches gained?


Even though precipitation has picked up
the last few days, the numbers can be misleading, said Felicia Marcus, chair of the
California Water Resources Control Board.
Because the ground has been so dry, rainfall is more likely to be absorbed instead of
filling reservoirs, Marcus said.

All of the changes are good news for the


communities. So I think people will feel
gratified that the public comment period in
this case really resulted in some great alternatives that will improve the project,
Ackemann said previously.

Trees
Originally the draft report released in
February discussed potentially needing to
remove up to 2,200 trees, however, after
further study, Caltrain cut that to 1,000
trees, said Casey Fromson, external affairs
representative
for
the
Caltrain
Modernization Program.
Even more trees could be left standing
depending on the viability of where the
poles supporting the overhead contact system can be installed, Fromson said.
The final report settled on outlining scenarios in which the poles will be installed
on the outer edges of the tracks, however,
Fromson said Caltrain is committed to
moving the poles between the tracks or in
areas to avoid trees when physically possible.

Carving out space


The location of the poles and the need for
a surrounding safety buffer will also affect
how much land Caltrain will need to acquire
outside its right-of-way to support electrification.
Approximately 1.5 acres for substations
in South San Francisco and San Jose are
You cant look at a certain amount of precipitation and assume youre going to get the
same amount from runoff, at least for a
while, Marcus said.
The Bay Area is proving to be more fortunate than other parts of the state. Based on
the water year, which runs from July 1
through June 30, San Mateo and San
Francisco counties have received a more than
average amount of rainfall compared to other
years, said Diana Henderson, forecaster with
the National Weather Service.
Over a 72-hour period, San Mateo County,
which is most accurately measured at SFO,
received 3.9 inches of rain between Sunday
and Wednesday and is at 114 percent of normal, Henderson said. Downtown San
Francisco is also slightly above its normal
precipitation for this time of year,
Henderson said.
But despite the intensity of the recent
storm, Henderson said the stark contrast in
2013 shouldnt be ignored.
At this time last year, SFO was at just 30
percent of normal and downtown San
Francisco was at a low 35 percent, Henderson
said.
The condition of California reservoirs
serve as a reminder of the lackluster wet seasons the last three years provided.
Today, Shasta Lake, the states largest
reservoir, stands at just 39 percent of normal
while the second largest, Lake Oroville,
stands at just 43 percent, according to Vogel.
On the other hand, the Hetch Hetchy
Reservoir, San Mateo and San Francisco
counties main contributor, is at 113 percent
of average for this time of year or about 66
percent of its capacity, according to Vogel.

Conservation and where it counts


The state is diverse with communities hav-

still needed, but Caltrain has narrowed


down how much land it must acquire along
the tracks.
Initially, the draft report stated it could
require 18 acres throughout constrained
areas along the 51 miles of electrified
tracks. Caltrain has since reduced that to
between 7 and 18 acres, Ackemann said.
Outside of the two main substations, supporting electrification will require the
installation of another eight traction power
facilities in various locations along the
tracks. Seven will be paralleling stations
measuring approximately 40 feet by 80 feet
and one will be a switching station taking
up about 80 feet by 160 feet.

Noise pollution
Because the project sought to fully eliminate Caltrains diesel fleet by 2040, some
who live near the tracks worried the loud
freight trains would be forced to run solely
at night.
Based on current and projected future
Federal Railroad Administration regulations, the electric and freight train schedules can continue to overlap, Fromson said.
The horn-blowing freight trains that contract with Caltrain will continue to run up
to six per day, throughout the day, Fromson
said.
Furthermore, the new electric fleet will be
much quieter, Fromson said.

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will be presented to the Caltrain Board of


Directors Thursday, but it will be given
some time to digest the massive document
before ul t i mat el y v o t i n g wh et h er t o
approve the report at its Jan. 8 meeting.
In November, Caltrain announced the
co s t o f t h e mo dern i zat i o n p ro g ram
jumped to $1. 76 billion from $1. 45 billion and that electrified service would be
del ay ed un t i l wi n t er 2 0 2 0 o r s p ri n g
2021.
The costly regional project is still set
to receive approximately $750 million
from high-speed rail and financial support from nine local, state and regional
agencies. There remain gaps in available
fun di n g t o fi n al i ze t h e p ro j ect , b ut
Caltrain will continue to move forward
with looking to engage a contractor to
help design the project, Ackemann said.
We do not have a fully funded project
right now. But we have the vast majority
of the funding plus we have commitments
from our state and federal partners to help
identify the rest of the funding. So we
feel confident, Ackemann said. I think
the state is really committed to seeing
that this project is constructed.
To rev iew the env ironmental impact
report for the Caltrain Modernization
Project v isit www. caltrain. com.

The final environmental impact report

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ing varying water storage systems and some


already opting to implement desalinization
or recycling programs, Marcus said.
Therefore, the Water Resources Control
Board felt it important to enact the nations
first statewide mandatory rationing, Marcus
said.
Folks in large urban areas were hundreds
of miles from their water source, so they
werent seeing the [effects], Marcus said.
So we had to ring a bell and say hey, theres
a world of hurt out there.
Regardless of the Bay Areas stormy skies,
the real indicator of the regions supply is
how much rain and snow is being felt near the
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Jue said.
Were more concerned with how much precipitation is there around our watershed and
how much snowfall we are getting, Jue said.
Thats why sustained snowfall and rainfall
is so critical for all water systems in
California.
The SFPUC, which provides water to 2.6
million Bay Area customers, is continuing
with its 10 percent voluntary conservation

request, Jue said.


The Bay Area Water Conservation Agency
represents the interests of 24 cities and
water districts as well as two utility companies along the Peninsula. BAWSCA CEO
Nicole Sandkulla said with the winter in
swing, its particularly important for people
to remember to turn off their irrigation systems.
Customers still need to be diligent about
conserving, this is still early in the winter
season. Its just really our first big storm so
it remains to be seen how the water year turns
out, Sandkulla said.
Marcus agreed and added experts anticipate
needing more than a year and a half of normal
rainfall before Gov. Jerry Brown is likely to
consider declaring an end to the drought.
Every drop you save today adds time in
that race with the clock. And we just know we
have no way of knowing whether its going
to be a wet year or not, Marcus said. So
even with the storms, while we welcome it
and relish it and are thankful for it, we cant
let our guard down.

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DATEBOOK

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

SHOPS
Continued from page 1
Cyber Monday, which feature big box
retail and e-commerce stores. Small
Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick-andmortar businesses that are small and
local. John Kevranain, owner of Nuts
for Candy on Broadway in
Burlingame and president of the
Broadway Business Improvement
District, said this years Small
Business Saturday could have been
better, but overall was OK.
Its a great promotion for small
businesses like us, he said. It was
about equal from last year. Were
lucky we do this promotion; it helps
out. Hopefully more and more people
realize they should support their
local small businesses; ordering
online doesnt help your own community.
To keep customers on Broadway
throughout the holidays, and to help
the community, Broadway will host a
toy drive 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Dec.
12 for the Central County Fire
Department with carolers and Santa
Claus at Broadway Grill to take photos, he said. In the longer term,
Kevranian, is advocating to lift a
moratorium on the number of restaurants that can be located in the
Burlingame business district. This,
he said, will bring more customers to
Broadway.
Sweet As Honey Boutique at 131 W.

LADAS
Continued from page 1
bank accounts, with him receiving
almost $35,000 from these funds. The
Hillsborough residents each filed
taxes in 2011 and 2012 without
claiming those funds, said Chief
Deputy District Attorney Karen
Guidotti. Peta Ladas faces 10 counts
of grand theft property, two counts of
making a false tax return, two counts
of tax evasion and a felony charge of
failing to appear in court after being
released on bail, Guidotti said.
The
Central
County
Fire
Department, which serves the town of
Hillsborough and the city of
Burlingame, was established in 2004
when the Burlingame Fire Department
merged with the Hillsborough Fire
Department. In 2010, the department

25th Ave. in San Mateo participated


in Small Business Saturday last year
and had more turnout last year, said
owner Pamela Brenner. Brenners
shop sells womens clothing and
accessories and is offering 20 percent
off through Christmas.
We didnt see as many [customers]
as we would like, she said. More
people are shopping online.
Other small businesses, like
Talbots Toyland in downtown San
Mateo, did get a fair amount of customers on Saturday, said its owner
Steve Moore.
We had good foot traffic, he said.
We had sales we were pleased with.
Being a small business, its important to be part of (Small Business
Saturday).
The new business Bitters + Bottles
on Grand Avenue in South San
Francisco decided to participate this
year.

became a standalone entity governed


by a fire board comprised of two
Burlingame councilmembers and two
Hillsborough councilmembers. The
department also provides service to
Millbrae and San Bruno.
On Wednesday, the departments
Chief Administrative Officer Lisa
Goldman, who is Burlingames city
manager, announced Deputy Fire
Chief John Kammeyer had been
appointed acting fire chief.
The department is bigger than any
one person, and this action will not
affect the excellent service that our
firefighters and civilian staff provide
to our community, all day, every day,
Goldman said in a prepared statement.
Acting Chief Kammeyer is a longtime leader in the department and I am
confident that he will excel at the
job.
The investigation has been going
on for more than a year, said Guidotti.
It began after Peta Ladas reportedly

American Express did an awesome


job of getting the word out, said
Meredith Lantz, co-founder of the
shop that carries home bar essentials. We had a ton of shoppers in
the store coming through.
For restaurants participating, business was pretty consistent as well. At
Three in downtown San Mateo, owner
Alicia Petrakis said there wasnt too
much of a difference in business on
the promotional day.
We try to always participate in
things that are local and for our community, she said.
It was Alanas Cafe in Burlingames
first year participating in the day, but
it didnt see a lot of people shop with
American Express Cards, said owner
Teresa Lindhartsen.
Its a great program, she said.
Its something we need to continue
with. I just like bringing awareness
to small businesses.
To keep the holiday shopping
momentum going, the Redwood City
Downtown Business Group and
Spectrum Magazine will host its first
annual
Holiday
Shopping
Extravaganza 3
p. m. -9
p. m.
Thursday, Dec. 4 with more than 40
local businesses. The event takes
place at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City.
For more information on Small
Business Saturday go to shopsmallnow.americanexpress.com.

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stayed at the Hyatt Regency San


Francisco
Airport
hotel
in
Burlingame and left a wallet behind,
Guidotti said.
The maid found it, the hotel called
the police to turn it in and when it was
opened up, they found an ID for him
(Mark Ladas) and a whole bunch of
credit cards under fake names, she
said.
Chief Ladas, who has served as
Central County Fires Chief since
April 2013, will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of
an investigation by the District
Attorneys Office. The investigation
has largely been completed, Guidotti
said.
We remain open and receptive to
new information that comes our way,
she said.

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Calendar
THURSDAY, DEC. 4
20th Annual Celebrity Legends
Toy Drive and Holiday Festival. 11
a.m. to 7 p.m. Inside Sequoia
Station, 1073 El Camino Real,
Redwood City. For more information go to www.hoskinsblackhistory.org.
Allan Frumk in, past Rotary
District governor, speak s on
Service Above Self Whats in it
for Me? 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Portuguese Community Center, 724
Kelly St., Half Moon Bay. Guests are
welcome. For more information go
to www.rotaryofhalfmoonbay.com.
Science with Mark at the San
Mateo Public Library. 3:30 p.m.
Oak Room, 55 W. Third Ave., San
Mateo. Learn about the scientific
components behind light with fun
activities. Limited to 50 participants, ages 6 and up. Free. For more
information and to sign up call 5227838.
Not a Story Time: Tales from the
Oral Tradition. 4 p.m. Menlo Park
Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
For more information call 330-2530
or visit menlopark.org/library.
Create Holiday Ornaments from
Recycled Cards. 6 p.m. South San
Francisco Main Library, 840 W.
Orange Ave., South San Francisco.
Make holiday ornaments from recycled cards, calendars and maps in a
craft program for the entire family.
Free. For more information call 8293860.
Kindergarten Only Open House.
6:30 p.m. St. Dunstan Catholic
School, 1133 Broadway, Millbrae.
Call or RSVP at 697-8119 or email
lcoustier.stdunstan@gmail.com.
The Other Place by Sharr White
directed by Kimberly Mohne Hill.
8 p.m. Dragon Productions Theatre,
2120 Broadway, Redwood City. $30.
For tickets call 493-2006 ext. 2.
FRIDAY, DEC. 5
Lifetree Cafe Conversations: The
Next Generation. 9:15 a.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095
Cloud
Ave.,
Menlo
Park.
Conversation discussing how the
millennial generation people
born between 1980 and 2000
will
change
the
world.
Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. Free. For more
information call 854-5897.
Free First Friday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
San Mateo County History Museum,
2200 Broadway, Redwood City. At
11 a.m., preschool children will be
invited to learn about the horse and
its importance to historic transportation. At 2 p.m., museum
docents will lead tours of the museum for adults. Free. For more information call 299-0104.
Get That Job! Introduction to
LinkedIn. 11 a.m. South San
Francisco Public Library, 840 W.
Orange Ave., South San Francisco.
This session will focus on learning
how to use LinkedIn, a popular
social media website for job seekers
and employments.
20th Annual Celebrity Legends
Toy Drive and Holiday Festival. 11
a.m. to 7 p.m. Inside Sequoia
Station, 1073 El Camino Real,
Redwood City. For more information go to www.hoskinsblackhistory.org.
Off the Grid. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Devils
Canyon Brewery, 935 Washington
St., San Carlos. A curated selection
of food trucks. For more information visit www.OfftheGridSF.com
Friends of the Millbrae Library
Big Book and Media Sale. 2 p.m. to
5 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library
Ave., Millbrae. Twice yearly sale to
benefit the Millbrae Library. $5 or
friends membership. For more
information call 697-7607.
Holiday par ty. Claremont Art
Studios, 1515 S. Claremont St., San
Mateo. Open to the public. For more
information email sarah@sarahsoward.com.
New exhibitions at the Pacific Art
League. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific
Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo
Alto. PAL will be hosting three exhibitions: Winter Wonder, curated by
Lisa Ellsworth, a small works exhibition and raffle and a solo exhibition
featuring work by Isaias Sandoval.
For more information call 321-3891.
In Bethlehem Inn. 6:15 p.m. First
Presbyterian Church, 1500 Easton
Drive, Burlingame. Family dinner
theater with a meal of exotic nuts,
cheeses, roast lamb, fruit, chicken
and other delicacies. $25 adults, $15
children. For more information call
342-0875 or visit burlpres.org.
The Gift Opening Night and
Gala. 7 p.m. NDNU Theatre, 1500
Ralston Ave., Belmont. Includes a
reception following the opening
night performance. $50 donation
per adult, $25 per child. For more
information call 508-3456.

Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio


Christmas Play. 8 p.m. Crystal
Springs UMC, 2145 Bunker Hill
Drive, San Mateo. $10, but free for
children under 11. Watch an entertaining live 1940s radio show version of this holiday classic. For more
information visit http://www.csumchurch.com/wonderful-life-liveradio-christmas-play-dec-571213/.
The Other Place by Sharr White
directed by Kimberly Mohne Hill.
8 p.m. Dragon Productions Theatre,
2120 Broadway, Redwood City. $30.
For tickets call 493-2006 ext. 2.
SATURDAY, DEC. 6
Breakfast with Santa Served Up
at Hillsdale Shopping Center. 8
a.m. California Pizza Kitchen, 100
Hillsdale Ave., San Mateo. $10 per
person. Tickets must be purchased
in advance and can be ordered
f
r
o
m
www.brownpapertickets.com/even
t/866240. For more information call
571-1029.
Practice SAT Test. 8:30 a.m. Aragon
High School, 900 Alameda de las
Pulgas, San Mateo. Take a full-length
practice SAT test and get your
scores in critical reading, math and
writing. To register call 579-6180 or
email hello@campanile.us.
Rain Barrels Are A Productive Use
of This Weeks Rain. 9 a.m. to noon.
The Lodge, 40 Twin Pines Lane,
Belmont. An information session to
learn about how to install a rain
barrel. Free. For more information
call 599-1419.
Friends of the Millbrae Library
Big Book and Media Sale. 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library
Ave., Millbrae. Huge variety of books
and media for all ages and in a variety of languages. Free. For more
information call 697-7607.
Holiday Traditions from Around
the World. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San
Mateo County History Museum,
2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
Special free holiday programs. Free
admission. For more information
call 299-0104.
Holiday Traditions from Around
the World. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San
Mateo County History Museum,
2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
Special free holiday programs. Free
admission. For more information
call 299-0104.
Winter Open Studio. 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. 16 Coalmine View, Portola
Valley. Lee Middleman will display
recent work exhibited in three
recent national and two regional
competitions. Lee will feature works
influenced by his trips to Korea and
China. For more information go to
www.LeeMiddleman.com.
Friends Holiday Sale. 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas, Belmont. Everything is
20-50 percent off. All proceeds benefit the Belmont Library. For more
information call 593-5650.
PENPEX Stamp Show. 10 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Community Building, 1400
Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City.
Postage stamp show featuring 18
dealers, over 60 exhibits, with USPS
on site. Youth area with free stamps
for beginners. Free admission and
parking. For more information call
365-2956 or visit penpex.org.
Pescadero Christmas Craft Faire.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I.D.E.S. Hall, Stage
Road, Pescadero. Hand crafted
items, engraver, clothes and other
things for sale. For more information call Mary Logsdon at 879-9018.
Golden Gate Trail Crew Volunteer
Workday. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Park and
Alamo streets, Moss Beach. Workday
to repair tread on the San Vicente
Trail. For more information and
RSVP,
visit
p a r k s c o n s e r va n c y. o r g / g e t involved/volunterr/drop-in-programs/golden-gate-trail-crew.html.
Millbrae
Historical
Society
Childrens Christmas Party. 10:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Millbrae Train
Museum
at
California
and
Murchison Drives. There will be arts
and crafts, games, caroling and
refreshments. Free. For more information call 697-1921.
Second Annual Art and Artifacts
Sale. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1777
California Drive, Burlingame. Find
paintings, prints, sculptures, art
books, vintage items and collectibles at the Peninsula Museums
Second Annual Art and Artifacts
Sale.
20th Annual Celebrity Legends
Toy Drive and Holiday Festival. 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Inside Sequoia
Station, 1073 El Camino Real,
Redwood City. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
bring a new unwrapped toy and
have your picture taken with a
celebrity guest. For more information go to www.hoskinsblackhistory.org.
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.

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ACROSS
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6 Corny
11 Mr. Yeltsin
12 space
13 Minor injury
15 Tourist staple
16 Twisted and turned
18 Gym pad
19 Dogma
21 Celebritys carpet
22 Lisa
23 Slant
25 Protein source
28 Flavorful seed
30 Jimmy
31 Pub order
32 Puppy plaint
33 Found a perch
35 The Mutiny
37 High card
38 Clingy fabric
40 Terrible tsar
41 Ms. Thurman
42 Thing, in law

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Festive night
Wet thoroughly
Computer guru
Schools of fish
Come to terms
Bauxite giant
Jeer at
Small-minded

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4 Noxious gases
5 NFL broadcaster
6 Insect eater
7 Sugarcane product
8 Account entry
9 Prefix for trillion
10 Was, to Ovid
14 James Jones
15 Hot-tub material
17 Observe rhythm (2 wds.)
19 Type of Greek column
20 Marsh bird

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The Big Apple
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Forearm bones
Prom attender
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Pet-carrier need (2 wds.)
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First-magnitude star
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She-lobster
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doing physical or laborious chores.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Whether
decorating your home for upcoming festivities or
renovating to better suit your needs, comfort and
convenience should be scheduled. Get everyone you
live with to chip in and help.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Overemotional or
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a more diverse and interesting lifestyle.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Dont expect everyone
to agree with you. Work diligently to get everything in
place before you share your plans. The more prepared
you are, the less opposition you will face.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Financial and personal
disappointments are likely if you dont keep your
emotions in check. Consider the motives of anyone
who is soliciting a donation, making questionable

demands or asking for assistance.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Your stress level is
on the rise. Altering your surroundings or a moving
to a new location will change the dynamics of
your current problem or situation. Devote time to
something you enjoy doing.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) Others may not agree
with your plans, but you have the expertise and
intelligence to make your dreams come to life. Let
everyone know that you intend to move forward.
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JOURNALISM

The Daily Journal is looking for interns to do entry level reporting, research, updates of our ongoing features and interviews. Photo interns also welcome.

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Grill
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$250,000
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203 Public Notices
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #262932
The following person is doing business
as: Fresh Pastry Bakery, 1001 Howard
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Isidor
Morales, 542 Baden Ave. Apt. 21, South
San Fracisco, CA 94080. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Isidor Morales /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/12/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/13/14, 11/20/14, 11/27/14, 12/04/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #262719
The following person is doing business
as: Diamond Aviation, 620 Airport Dr.
Ste. #5, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is
hereby registered by the following owners: MTE Air Ventures, Inc., CA and Diamond Air Ventures, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/03/2009.
/s/ Uche Emetarom /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/24/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/13/14, 11/20/14, 11/27/14, 12/04/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #262651
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Coraettas Couture 2) Coraettas
Couture Desserts & Catering, 170 Allen
Drive, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 are hereby registered by the following owner:
Coraetta V. Smith, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/Coraetta Smith/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/17/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/20/14, 11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #262656
The following person is doing business
as: Quench The Soul, 2268 Westborough Blvd #302-242, SOUTH SAN
FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Elvira
Stark, 724 Big Bend Drive, Pacifica, CA
94044. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A
/s/Elvira Stark/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/20/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/20/14, 11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #262969
The following person is doing business
as: True History, 2757 Sussex Way,
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Yoshiaki Taguchi, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on
/s/Yoshiaki Taguchi/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/14/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/20/14, 11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #263078
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Homestory, 2) Homestory Bay
Area, 310 Shaw Rd., Ste. A, SOUTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby
registered by the following owner: American Home Renewal, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 10/01/2014.
/s/ Marc Stelzer /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/21/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14, 12/18/14).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #262705
The following person is doing business
as: Flex Army Fitness, 1441 San Carlos
Ave. Apt #4, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is
hereby registered by the following owners: 1) Ramzy Eldabbagh, same address
2) Matthew Hovan, 433 Lanyard Dr.,
Redwood Shores, CA 94065. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A
/s/Ramzy Eldabbagh/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/22/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/20/14, 11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #263022
The following person is doing business
as: Alpha Kitchen and Bath, 311 Lorton
Ave., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Alpha Kitchen and Bath, Inc, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Ho Ming Au-Yeung /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/19/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14, 12/18/14).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #262703
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Massage Zone, 2115 Broadway
Street, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 2)
Stephanie Massage, 223 Park Street,
Redwood City, CA 94061 is hereby registered by the following owner: Stephanie
Pedro, 223 Park Street, Redwood City,
CA 94061. The businesses are conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A
/s/Stephanie Pedro/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/22/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/20/14, 11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #262954
The following person is doing business
as: Aoede, 20 S. Grant St., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Lisa Sniderman,
same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A
/s/Lisa Sniderman/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/13/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/20/14, 11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #263009
The following person is doing business
as: O2 Life, 1551 Southgate Ave., #254,
DALY CITY, CA 94015 is hereby registered by the following owner: Calstar Entertainment, LLC, CA. The business is
conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Nan Hu /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/18/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14, 12/18/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #2627961
The following person is doing business
as: Rustys Roadside Grill, 3130 Alpine
Rd. Ste. 240, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA
94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: PS Bakes, LLC, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Russell Deutsch /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/28/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14, 12/18/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #263069
The following person is doing business
as: Above the Line Events, 151 Positano
Circle, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065 is
hereby registered by the following owners: Joseph Diaz, and Lorena Diaz,
same address. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Joseph Diaz /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/24/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14, 12/18/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #263057
The following person is doing business
as: Mom & Dad Home Care Services,
1499 Old Bayshore, STe 208, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered
by the following owners: 1) Caridad
Alexander, Sharon Park Dr., #139, Menlo
Park, CA 94025, 2) Fe Bret, 3345 Fleetwood Dr., San Bruno, CA 94066, Regina
Manantan, 911 Haddock St., Foster City,
CA 94404. The business is conducted by
a General Partnership. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Caridad Alexander /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/21/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14, 12/18/14).

LEGAL NOTICES

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #263043
The following person is doing business
as: We Rock the Spectrum Menlo Park,
145 El Camino Real, MENLO PARK, CA
94025 is hereby registered by the following owner: Steele Family Holdings, LLC
CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Amy Steele /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/20/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/27/14, 12/04/14, 12/11/14, 12/18/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #263100
The following person is doing business
as: eQ, 4100 East Third Ave, Suite 201,
FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Special
Counsel, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Diana R. Karabelas /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/26/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/04/14, 12/11/14, 12/18/14, 12/25/14).
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
General Notice Of
Partnership Dissolution
Please be advised that the partnership
between Stephen Cohn, Gary Cohn, and
Lori Cohn (aka Lori Arkin) and known as
LSG Properties, doing business at 1408
Chapin Avenue Suite 4, Burlingame, Ca.
94010 will be dissolved by mutual consent of the partners as of December 31,
2014.
1. All claims against the assets of the
partnership must be made in writing and
include the claim amount, basis and origination date.
2. The deadline for submitting claims is
March 15, 2015.
3. Any claims that are not received by
the partnership prior to the date set forth
above will not be recognized.
4. Debtors are requested to pay all outstanding obligations no later than fifteen
days from the date of this notice. Payments should be made to Stephen Cohn
and/or LSG Properties.
5. All claims and payments must be sent
to 1408 Chapin Avenue, Suite 4, Burlingame, California, 94010.
Dated: December 3, 2014

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
General Notice Of
Partnership Dissolution
Please be advised that the partnership
between Stephen & Andrea Cohn and
Gary Cohn known as GSA Properties,
doing business at 1408 Chapin Avenue
Suite 4, Burlingame, Ca. 94010 will be
dissolved by mutual consent of the partners as of December 31, 2014.
1. All claims against the assets of the
partnership must be made in writing and
include the claim amount, basis and origination date.
2. The deadline for submitting claims is
March 15, 2015.
3. Any claims that are not received by
the partnership prior to the date set forth
above will not be recognized.
4. Debtors are requested to pay all outstanding obligations no later than fifteen
days from the date of this notice. Payments should be made to Stephen Cohn
and/or GSA Properties.
5. All claims and payments must be sent
to 1408 Chapin Avenue, Suite 4, Burlingame, California, 94010.
Dated: December 3, 2014
NOTICE OF PETITION TO
ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
Ronald D. Grubbs, aka Ronald Dean
Grubbs
Case Number: 125117
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Ronald D. Grubbs, aka
Ronald Dean Grubbs. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Rita Grubbs in the
Superior Court of California, County of
San Mateo. The Petition for Probate requests that Rita Grubbs be appointed as
personal representative to administer the
estate of the decedent.
The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: January 14, 2015 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. If you object to the granting of the
petition, you should appear at the hear-

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ing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney. If you are a
creditor or a contingent creditor of the
decedent, you must file your claim with
the court and mail a copy to the personal
representative appointed by the court
within the later of either (1) four months
from the date of first issuance of letters
to a general personal representative, as
defined in section 58(b) of the California
Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the
date of mailing or personal delivery to
you of a notice under section 9052 of the
California Probate Code. Other California
statutes and legal authority may affect
your rights as a creditor. You may want
to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine
the file kept by the court. If you are a
person interested in the estate, you may
file with the court a Request for Special
Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an
inventory and appraisal of estate assets
or of any petition or account as provided
in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available
from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Alexandra Gadzo
2600 El Camino #403,
PALO ALTO, CA 94306
(650)321-3050
Dated: Nov 20, 2014
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on November 27, December 4, 11,
2014.

533 Airport Blvd., Ste. 400


BURLINGAME, CA 94010
(650)348-0121
Dated: Nov 26, 2014
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on November 27, December 4, 11,
2014.

TIME LIFE Nature Books, great condition


19 different books. $5.00 each OBO
(650)580-4763

210 Lost & Found


FOUND: KEYS (3) on ring with 49'ers
belt clip. One is car key to a Honda.
Found in Home Depot parking lot in San
Carlos on Sunday 2/23/14.
Call 650 490-0921 - Leave message if no
answer.

BOB TALBOT Marine Lithograph (Signed Framed 24x31 Like New. $99.
(650)572-8895
LANDSCAPE PICTURES (3) hand
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166

296 Appliances
FOUND: LADIES watch outside Safeway Millbrae 11/10/14 call Matt,
(415)378-3634
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
LOST AFRICAN GRAY PARROT (415)377-0859 REWARD!

NOTICE OF PETITION TO
ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
Maria Salome Elquiero
Case Number: 125055
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Maria Salome Elquiero.
A Petition for Probate has been filed by
Edna Elquiero in the Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo. The
Petition for Probate requests that Edna
Elquiero be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the
decedent.
The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: January 12, 2015 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. If you object to the granting of the
petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney. If you are a
creditor or a contingent creditor of the
decedent, you must file your claim with
the court and mail a copy to the personal
representative appointed by the court
within the later of either (1) four months
from the date of first issuance of letters
to a general personal representative, as
defined in section 58(b) of the California
Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the
date of mailing or personal delivery to
you of a notice under section 9052 of the
California Probate Code. Other California
statutes and legal authority may affect
your rights as a creditor. You may want
to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine
the file kept by the court. If you are a
person interested in the estate, you may
file with the court a Request for Special
Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an
inventory and appraisal of estate assets
or of any petition or account as provided
in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available
from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
John Iaccarino, Esq. and Wade S.
Chruch, Esq.

295 Art
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
(650)592-2648

BREVILLE JUICER good cond. great


but $45. (650)697-7862
CHAMPION JUICER, very good, coral
color $25. Phone 650-345-7352
CHEFMATE TOASTER oven, brand
new, bakes, broils, toasts, adjustable
temperature. $25 OBO. (650)580-4763
CHICKEN ROASTERS (4) vertical, One
pulsing chopper, both unopened, in original packaging, $27.(650) 578 9208
FRIDGE, MINI, unopened, plugs, cord,
can use for warmer also $40, (650) 5789208
FRUIT PRESS, unopened, sturdy, make
baby food, ricer, fruit sauces, $20.00,
(650) 578 9208
PONDEROSA WOOD STOVE, like
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
RED DEVIL VACUUM CLEANER - $25.,
(650)593-0893
SANYO MINI REFRIGERATOR(415)346-6038

$40.,

SEARS KENMORE sewing machine in a


good cabinet style, running smoothly
$99. 650-756-9516.
WHIRLPOOL DEHUMIDIFIER. Almost
new. located coastside. $75 650-8676042.

297 Bicycles
GIRLS BIKE 18 Pink, Looks New, Hardly Used $80 (650)293-7313

298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048

LOST CELL PHONE Metro PCS Samsung. Light pink cover, sentimental value. Lost in Millbrae on 9/30/14 Reward
offered. Angela (415)420-6606

1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple


antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
1980 SYLVANIA 24" console television
operational with floor cabinet in excellent
condition. $35. (650) 676-0974.

LOST DOG-SMALL TERRIER-$5000


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

2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edison Mazda Lamps. Both still working $50 (650)-762-6048

LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shopping Center, by Lunardis market


(Reward) (415)559-7291

COIN HOLDERS, used. 146 plastic


tubes. 40 albums. Cost $205. Sell $95
OBO. (650)591-4141

LOST PRESCRIPTION glasses (2


pairs). REWARD! 1 pair dark tinted bifocals, green flames in black case with red
zero & red arrow. 2nd pair clear lenses
bifocals. Green frames. Lost at Lucky
Chances Casino in Colma or Chilis in
San Bruno. (650)245-9061

COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters


uncirculated
with
Holder
$15/all,
(408)249-3858

LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver


necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
(650)578-0323.

ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858

MEMORABILIA CARD COLLECTION,


large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
(650)319-5334.
MICKEY MINI Mouse Vintage 1997 Lenox Christmas plate Gold Trim, Still in
Box $65. (650)438-7345

Books

NUTCRACKERS 1 large 2 small $10 for


all 3 (650) 692-3260

16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent


condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502

OLD BLACK Mountain 5 Gallon Glass


Water Jar $39 (650) 692-3260

BOOK
"LIFETIME"
(408)249-3858

SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta


graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
(650)701-0276

WW1

$12.,

JONATHAN KELLERMAN - Hardback


books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
NASCAR BOOKS - 1998 - 2007 Annuals, 50th anniversary, and more. $75.
(650)345-9595

SILVER
LEGACY
Casino
four
rare memorabilia items, casino key, two
coins, small charm. $95. (650)676-0974
TEA POTS - (6) collectables, good condition, $10. each, (650)571-5899

24

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014


298 Collectibles

302 Antiques

304 Furniture

UPPER DECK 1999 baseball cards #1535. $85 complete mint set Steve, San
Carlos, 650-255-8716.

MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,


72 x 40 , 3 drawers, Display case, bevelled glass, $700. (650)766-3024

2 END Tables solid maple '60's era


$40/both. (650)670-7545

299 Computers

OLD VINTAGE Wooden Sea Captains


Tool Chest 35 x 16 x 16, $65
(650)591-3313

DELL
LAPTOP
Computer
Bag
Fabric/Nylon great condition $20 (650)
692-3260

STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa


with walnut base 1912 $65 SOLD!

BATHTUB SEAT, electric. Bathmaster


2000. Enables in and out of bath safely.$99 650-375-1414

300 Toys

VINTAGE ATWATER Kent Radio. Circa


1929 $100. (650)245-7517

CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50


OBO (650)345-5644

303 Electronics

CHAIRS, WITH Chrome Frame, Brown


Vinyl seats $15.00 each. (650)726-5549

K'NEX BUILDING ideas $30.


(650)622-6695
LEGO DUPLO Set ages 1 to 5. $30
(650)622-6695
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
(650)851-0878
SMALL WOOD dollhouse 4 furnished
rooms. $35. (650)558-8142

3 PIECE cocktail table with 2 end tables,


glass tops. good condition, $99.
(650)574-4021l

46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great


condition. $400. (650)261-1541.

CHANDELIER 3 Tier,
$95 (650)375-8021

BIC TURNTABLE Model 940.


Good Shape $40. (650)245-7517

Very

COMPUTER DESK $25 , drawer for keyboard, 40" x 19.5" (619)417-0465

BLUE NINTENDO DS Lite. Hardly used.


$70 OBO. (760) 996-0767

DINETTE TABLE with Chrome Legs: 36"


x58" (with one leaf 11 1/2") - $50.00

COMBO COLOR T.V. 24in. Toshiba with


DVD and VHS Flat Screen Remote 06
$40: (650)580-6324

DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,


lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189

made in Spain

DISPLAY CABINET 72x 21 x39 1/2


High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
(650)591-3313

STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25


(650)343-4329

COMPLETE COLOR photo developer


Besler Enlarger, Color Head, trays, photo
tools $50/ 650-921-1996

TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical


learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, SOLD!

FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767

DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45.,
(650)345-1111

INFINITY FLOOR speakers ( a pair) in


good condition $ 60. (650)756-9516. Daly City.

ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER
with
shelves for books, pure oak. Purchased
for $750. Sell for $99. (650)348-5169

JVC DVD Player and video cassette recorder. NEW. $80. (650)345-5502

ESPRESSO TABLE 30 square, 40 tall,


$95 (650)375-8021

LEFT-HAND ERGONOMIC keyboard


with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
(650)204-0587

EXECUTIVE DESK 60, cherry wood,


excellent condition. $275 (650)212-7151

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
(415)565-6719
73 HAPPY Meal toys. 1990's vintage, in
the
original
unopened
packages.
$100.(650)596-0513
ANTIQUE CRYSTAL/ARCADE Coffee
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
(650)387-4002
ANTIQUE MAYTAG Ringer type Washing Machine, (1930-35 era) $85.
650-583-7505
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313
BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE Victorian
Side Sewing Table, All original. Rosewood. Carved. EXCELLENT CONDITION! $350. (650)815-8999.

PRINTER DELL946, perfect, new black


ink inst, new color ink never installed,
$75. 650-591-0063
SONY PROJECTION TV 48" with remote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
WESTINGHOUSE 28" flat screen TV
LCD with Remote. works perfect, little
used.. $99. 6503477211.
WESTINGHOUSE 32 Flatscreen TV,
model#SK32H240S, with HDMI plug in
and remote, excellent condition. Two
available, $175 each. (650)400-4174

EXECUTIVE DESK Chair, upholstered,


adjustable height, excellent condition,
$150 (650)212-7151
FADED GOLD antique framed mirror,
25in x 33in $15 Cell number:
(650)580-6324
GRACO 40" x28" x 28" kid pack 'n play
exc $40 (650) 756-9516 Daly City
LIVING & Dining Room Sets. Mission
Style, Trestle Table w/ 2 leafs & 6
Chairs, Like new $600 obo
(831)768-1680
MIRROR, SOLID OAK. 30" x 19 1/2",
curved edges; beautiful. $85.00 OBO.
Linda 650 366-2135.

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle


Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS
1 Barge, for one
5 Go up to one s
ankles
9 Saw to a seat
14 Launder
15 Obi-Wan
portrayer
16 Maine college
town
17 Oft-pickled fish
20 Kit for Mr. Fixit
21 Bygone
22 London facilities
23 Otologist s
concern
24 Cartoon still
25 Studious-looking
dwarf
26 Strikes out
29 Educational
stage
33 Part of a Latin trio
34 Subatomic
particle
35 Colleague of
Sonia and
Clarence
36 Musical dir.
37 Feature shared
by the women
vocalists
concealed in 17-,
29-, 45- and 59Across
40 P&L column
41 Not from around
here
43 Word in a
dramatic warning
44 Shout for the
picador
45 Keep out
48 Bargains
49 Blvd. cousin
50 Bargain bin abbr.
51 Big __
53 So that s your
game!
54 Had a little lamb
55 Just walk away
59 Comes to terms
62 Razz
63 Ordering aid
64 Sea birds
65 Waiting for Lefty
playwright
66 Cad s
comeuppance
67 Fries, say

DOWN
1 Rescue acronym
2 Roman statesman
3 Capital once
called Christiania
4 They have very
big calves
5 Super Soaker, e.g.
6 Ended a flight
7 Cal. page
8 Bounced off the
walls
9 Downton Abbey
title
10 Drop the ball
11 1964 Ronettes hit
12 How an
embarrassing
question may be
asked
13 Mission aborted
18 Org. chronicled in
The Puzzle
Palace
19 Glamour rival
24 More crafty
25 Sci-fi author
Lester __ Rey
26 Capacitance unit
27 Well in the lead
28 Pass
30 Wade s opponent
31 Jeans choice

32 Stows, as cargo
34 __ Lisa
38 Much of 19- and
48-Down
39 Really drops the
ball
42 Potato spot
46 Credit card issuer
47 Beats badly
48 Magazine with
many white
dresses
52 Actress Hagen

53 Aware of
54 Court figures:
Abbr.
55 Horne on stage
56 Garr on screen
57 Wedding choice
58 What __ could it
be?
60 Prov. where the
CN Tower is
located
61 Bus. card
number

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:

304 Furniture
HIGH END childrens bedroom set,
white, solid, well built, in great/near
perfect condition. Comes with mattress (twin size) in great condition. Includes bed frame, two dressers, night
stands, book case, desk with additional 3 drawers for storage. Perfect for
one child. Sheets available if wanted.
$550. (415)730-1453.

LIGHT GREEN Barbar Chair, with foot


rest good condition $80 Call Anita
(650)303-8390

HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.


Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
NEW PORTABLE electric fan wind machine, round, adjustable $15
Cell phone: (650)580-6324

LITTLE PLAYMATE by IGLOO 10"x10",


cooler includes icepak. $20
(650)574-3229
MEDICINE CABINET - 18 X 24, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605

SHEER DRAPES (White) for two glass


sliding doors great condition $50 (650)
692-3260

LEATHER couch, about 6ft long dark


brown $45 Cell number: (650)580-6324

SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack


with turntable $60. (650)592-7483

OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858

LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &


plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483

VACUUM EXCELLENT condition. Works


great.Moving. Must sell. $35.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012

POSTAL MAIL Box. Classy metal locking box for pillar mounting.
$100.
(650)245-7517

LOVE SEAT, Upholstered pale yellow


floral $99. (650)574-4021

307 Jewelry & Clothing

SEWING MACHINE Kenmore, blonde


cabinet, $25 (650)355-2167

OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.


(650)726-6429

AMETHYST RING Matching earings in


14k gold setting. $165. (650)200-9730

OUTDOOR WOOD SCREEN - new $80


obo Retail $130 (650)873-8167

ENGRAVED POCKET Watch, Illinois


watch company 1911. Works. $85.
(650)298-8546 PM only

STAR TREK VCR tape Colombia House,


Complete set 79 episodes $50
(650)355-2167

OVAL LIVING room cocktail table. Wood


with glass 48x28x18. Retail $250.
$75 OBO (650)343-4461
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061

LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow


length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
(650)868-0436

308 Tools

PATIO TABLE 5x5 round, Redwood,


rollers, 2 benches, good solid
condition $30 San Bruno (650)588-1946

BLACK AND Decker Electrical 17"


EDGE TRIMMER $20. (650)349-9261

PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858

BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model


SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269

PORTABLE JEWELRY display case


wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648.

CIRCULAR SKILL saw "craftman"7/1/4"


heavy duty never used in box $45.
(650)992-4544

ROCKING CHAIR fine light, oak condition with pads, $85.OBO 650 369 9762

CRACO 395 SP-PRO, electronic paint


sprayer. Commercial grade. Used only
once. $600/obo. (650)784-3427

ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,


1970s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
(650)716-3337

CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with variable speeds $65 (650)359-9269

ROCKING CHAIR, decorative wood /


armrest, it swivels rocks & rolls $99.
(650)592-2648

CRAFTMAN RADIAL SAW, with cabinet


stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373

NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,


gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message

ULTRASONIC JEWELRY Cleaning Machine Cleans jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures, 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


BALDWIN GRAND PIANO, 6 foot, excellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
(510)784-2598
GULBRANSEN BABY GRAND PIANO Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
(650)343-4461
HAILUN PIANO for sale, brand new, excellent condition. $6,000. (650)308-5296
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. private owner, (650)349-1172

SOFA - excelleNT condition. 8 ft neutral


color $99 OBO (650)345-5644

CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"


dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402

SOLD WOOD TV Tables, set of 4 + rack,


perfect cond $29 650-595-3933

CRAFTSMAN BELT & disc sander $99.


(650)573-5269

SOLID WOOD BOOKCASE 33 x 78


with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274

CRAFTSMAN BELT & disc sander $99.


(650)573-5269

STEREO CABINET with 3 black shelves


42" x 21" x 17" exc cond $30. (650)7569516

CRAFTSMAN RADIAL Arm Saw Stand.


In box. $30. (650)245-7517

WURLITZER PIANO, console, 40 high,


light brown, good condition. $490.
(650)593-7001

DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power


1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373

YAMAHA PIANO, Upright, Model M-305,


$750. Call (650)572-2337

STURDY OAK TV or End Table. $35.


Very good condition. 30" x 24".
(650)861-0088
TABLE, HD. 2'x4'. pair of folding legs at
each end. Laminate top. Perfect.
$60.(650)591-4141
TABLE, OLD ENGLISH draw-leaf, barley twist legs, 36 square. $350
(650)574-7387
TEA/ UTILITY Cart, $15. (650)573-7035,
(650)504-6057
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for stereo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
TORCHIERE $35. (650) 631-6505
UPHOLSTERED SIDE office chairs (2).
3ft X 2ft, $85 each, (650)212-7151
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 condition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WHITE CABINETS (2) - each has a
drawer & 1 door with 2 shelves.
36x21x18. $25 each. (650)867-3257

12/04/14

310 Misc. For Sale

LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.


each, (415)346-6038

VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches


W still in box $45., (408)249-3858

xwordeditor@aol.com

306 Housewares
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
(650)368-3037

HUSKY POWER inverter 750wtts.adaptor/cables unused AC/DC.$50.


(650)992-4544
HYDRAULIC floor botle jack 10" H.
plus. Ford like new. $25.00 botlh
(650)992-4544
MICROMETER MEASUREMENT brake/
drum tool new in box $25. (650)9924544
NEW FOLDING Hand Truck, 100 lb capacity, compact. lite, $29, 650-595-3933
POWER MITER Saw, like new, with
some attachments $150 (650)375-8021
VINTAGE CRAFTSMAN Jig Saw. Circa
1947. $60. (650)245-7517
WILLIAMS #1191 CHROME 2 1/16"
Combination "SuperRrench". Mint. $89.
650-218-7059.

DOG CRATE like new, i Crate, two


door, divider, 30"L 19"w 21"H $40.
650 345-1234
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
GLASS LIZARD cage unused , rock
open/close window 21"W x 12"H x 8"D,
$20. (650)992-4544
PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large - approx
4 ft by 4 ft, Excellent condition $300
(650)245-4084
PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large, Excellent
Condition, $275 (650)245-4084
PET FURNITURE covers. 1 standard
couch 2 lounge chairs. Like new $70
OBO (650)343-4461

310 Misc. For Sale

315 Wanted to Buy

ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,


full branches. in basket $55.
(650)269-3712
CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5 foot, $30. 650348-5229

WOOD - wall Unit - 30" long x 6' tall x


17.5" deep. $90. (650)631-9311
WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condition $65.00 (650)504-6058

ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good


condition $50., (650)878-9542

WOOD FURNITURE- one end table and


coffee table. In good condition. $30
OBO. (760)996-0767.

FOLK SONG anthology: Smithsonian


Collection of Recordings, 4 audiotapes +
annotation booklet. $20 (650)574-3229

WOOD ROCKING chair with foam and


foot rest; swivels; very comfortable and
relaxing. $45 (650)580-6324

GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never


used $8., (408)249-3858

306 Housewares

312 Pets & Animals


BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate design - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402

WILLIAMS #40251, 4 PC. Tool Set


(Hose Remover, Cotter Puller, Awl, Scraper). Mint. $29. 650-218-7059.

CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC" Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, 4 audiotapes,


annotation booklet. $20.
(650)574-3229

8 SKEWERS, unopened, for fondue,


roasting marshmallows, or fruit, ($7.00)
(650) 578 9208

ROLAND GW-7 Workstation/Keyboard,


with expression pedal, sustain pedal, and
owners manual. $500. (415)706-6216

WE BUY

Gold, Silver, Platinum


Always True & Honest values

Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957

400 Broadway - Millbrae

650-697-2685

316 Clothes
ALPINESTAR JEANS Tags Attached
Twin Stitched Knee Protection Never
used Blue/Grey Sz34 $65 (650)357-7484

GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.


(650)345-3840 leave a clear Message

BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in


France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975

HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, perfect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720

BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great


condition $99. (650)558-1975

KENNESAW ORIGINAL salute cannon


$30. (650)726-1037

DAINESE BOOTS Zipper & Velcro Closure, Cushioned Ankle, Excellent Condition Unisex EU40 $65 (650)357-7484
NEW MAN'S Wristwatch sweep second
hand, +3 dials, $29 650-595-3933
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 1970S 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
CULTURED MARBLE 2 tone BR vanity
counter top. New toe skin/ scribe. 29 x
19 $300 (408)744-1041

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2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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FLOORING - Carolina Pine, 1x3 T and


G, approximately 400+ sq. ft. $650. Call
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318 Sports Equipment
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.
(650)637-0930
CASINO CHIP Display. Frame and ready
to hang, $99.00 or best offer.
650.315.3240

G.I. ammo can, medium, good cond.


$15.00. Call (650) 591-4553, days only.
GERMAN ARMY Helmet WW2, 4 motorbike DOT $59 650-595-3933

IN-GROUND BASKETBALL hoop, fiberglass backboard, adjustable height, $80


obo 650-364-1270
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 SOLD!

NEW AB Lounger $39 (650) 692-3260


NORDIC TRACK
(650)333-4400

Pro,

$95.

POWER PLUS Exercise Machine


(650)368-3037

Call
$99

TREADMILL BY PRO-FORM. (Hardly


Used). 10% incline, 2.5 HP motor, 300lb
weight capacity. $329 (650)598-9804
TWO BASKET balls - $10.00 each
(hardly used) (650)341-5347

TWO SOCCER balls -- $10.00 each


(hardly used) (650)341-5347
TWO SPOTTING Scopes, Simmons and
Baraska, $80 for both (650)579-0933

VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167


WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878

WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set


set - $25. (650)348-6955

322 Garage Sales

GARAGE SALES
ESTATE SALES
Make money, make room!

List your upcoming garage


sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200

335 Rugs
AREA RUG 2X3 $15. (650) 631-6505

335 Garden Equipment


2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762

340 Camera & Photo Equip.


SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-T-50 - 7.2 MP
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
(650)208-5598

345 Medical Equipment

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014


470 Rooms

670 Auto Parts

HIP HOUSING
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
(650)348-6660

1961-63 OLDS F-85 Engine plus many


heads, cranks, Int., Manifold & Carbs. All
$500 (650)348-1449

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
'06 MERCEDES AMG CL-63.. slate
gray, great condition, 1 owner, complete
dealer maintenance records available.
8,000 miles of factory warranty left. car
can be seen in Fremont...Best offer. Call
(408)888-9171
or
email:
nakad30970@aol.com

Dont lose money


on a trade-in or
consignment!
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journals
Auto Classifieds.

Concrete

Rambo
Concrete
Works

CAR TOW chain 9' $35 (650)948-0912


GPS PORTABLE Navigation- Moov 310.
Works great. Dashboard holder, recharging cord, 3" screen. $20. 650-654-9252
HONDA SPARE tire 13" $25
(415)999-4947
SHOP MANUALS for GM Suv's
Year 2002 all for $40 (650)948-0912
TIRES 4 plus one spare. Finned rims,
165 SR15 four hole. $150 obo.
(650)922-0139
TONNEAU COVER Brand new factory,
hard, folding, vinyl. Fits 2014 Sierra 6.6
$475 (650)515-5379

680 Autos Wanted


Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483

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Free showroom
design consultation & quote
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DEPOT PRICES
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or call

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Licensed Bonded and Insured
License # 752250

Since 1985

State License #377047


Licensed Insured Bonded
Fences - Gates - Decks
Stairs - Retaining Walls
10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
(650)571-1500

CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car


loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
(408)807-6529.

Drywall

DODGE
99 Van, Good Condition,
$3,500 OBO (650)481-5296

HONDA 96 LX SD all power, complete,


runs. $3,700 OBO, (650)481-5296 - Joe
Fusilier

Concrete
AAA CONCRETE DESIGN

MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy


blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461

Stamps Color Driveways


Patios Masonry Block walls
Landscaping

625 Classic Cars

Quality Workmanship,
Free Estimates

90 MASERATI, 2 Door hard top and convertible. New paint Runs good. $4500
(650)245-4084

DRYWALL /
PLASTER / STUCCO
Patching w/
Texture Matching
Invisible Repair

Construction

WALKER WITH basket $30. Invacare


Excellent condition (650)622-6695

635 Vans

379 Open Houses

67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,


Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
(650)364-1374

OPEN HOUSE
LISTINGS

640 Motorcycles/Scooters

Lic# 947476

for all your electrical needs


ELECTRIC SERVICE GROUP

ELECTRICIAN
For all your
electrical needs

Residential, Commercial,
Troubleshooting,
Wiring & Repairing

Call Ben (650)685-6617


Lic # 427952

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
650-995-0003

380 Real Estate Services


HOMES & PROPERTIES
The San Mateo Daily Journals
weekly Real Estate Section.

HOUSE FOR Free


Redwood city home,
103 Wilson St.
You move it you can have it for $1.00
vgonzalez@greystar.com

440 Apartments
1 BR / Bath, Carport, Storage. $1550
per month. $1000 deposit. 50 Redwood
Ave. RWC Call Jean (650)362-4555
BELMONT 1 BR, 2 BR, and 3BR
apartments No Smoking No Pets
(650)591-4046

MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAGS, with


mounting hardware and other parts $35.
(650)670-2888

650 RVs
COLEMAN LARAMIE
pop-up camper, Excellent
Condition, $2,250.
Call (415)515-6072

Electricians

650-322-9288

1966 CHEVELLE 396 motor. Standardbore block. Standard domed pistons,


rods, crank cam only. 360 HP, code
T0228EJ $600, (650)293-7568

381 Homes for Sale

(650)248-4205

ALL ELECTRICAL
SERVICE

1964 HARLEY DAVIDSON FHL Panhead (motor only) 84 stoker. Complete


rebuild. Many new parts.Never run. Call
for details. $6,000. Jim (650) 293-7568

Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.

Small jobs only


Local references
Free Estimates
30 years in Business

(650)533-0187

FORD 63 THUNDERBIRD Hardtop, 390


engine, Leather Interior. Will consider
$5,999 /OBO (650)364-1374

WALKER HUGO Elite Rollerator, $50


(650)591-8062

Decks & Fences

MARSH FENCE
& DECK CO.

CHEVROLET 09 Impala LS Sedan,


3,000 miles. Brand new car smell,
$12,000 obo. San mateo Location,
(321)914-5550

630 Trucks & SUVs

Call (650)344-5200

Cabinetry

AUTO REFRIGERATION gauges. R12


and R132 new, professional quality $50.
(650)591-6283

Call (650)344-5200
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DODGE 01 DURANGO, V-8 SUV, 1


owner, dark blue, CLEAN! $5,000/obo.
Call (650)492-1298

Reach over 76,500


potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.

2006 CADILLAC CTS-V Factory service


manuals, volumes 1 thru 3, $100
(650)340-1225

Reach 76,500 drivers


from South SF to
Palo Alto

WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,


(415)410-5937

List your Open House


in the Daily Journal.

2006 CADILLAC Brake rotors, 4 available, $15 each (650)340-1225

Just $42!
Well run it
til you sell it!

FORD 07 500 Limited. Very good condition. Heated power seats. 130,000
miles. 1 owner. Black/Black leather.
$6,000 cash obo. SOLD!

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Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

Gardening

Hardwood Floors

CALL NOW FOR


AUTUMN LAWN
PREPARATION

HARDWOOD FLOORING

A+ Member BBB Since 1975

800-300-3218
408-979-9665

(415)971-8763

Sprinklers and irrigation


Pressure washing, rock gardens,
and lots more!
Call Robert
STERLING GARDENS
650-703-3831
Lic #751832

Hauling

Painting

Flamingos Flooring

SHOP
AT HOME

WE WILL
BRING THE
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TO YOU.

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Contact us for a
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650-655-6600

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We carry all major brands!

Gutters

O.K.S RAINGUTTER

New Rain Gutter, Down Spouts,


Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Gutter & Roof Inspections
Friendly Service
CA Lic# 794353/Bonded
CALL TODAY

(650)556-9780
OSCAR RAIN GUTTERS

Gutters and downspouts Rain


gutter repair New Installation
Handyman Services
Free Estimates

(650)669-1453
(650)302-7791
Lic# 910421

Handy Help
CONTRERAS HANDYMAN
SERVICES
Fences Decks
Concrete Work Pebbles
Kitchen and Bathroom
remodeling
Free Estimates

Large & Small Jobs


Residential & Commercial
Classic Brushwork, Matching, Staining, Varnishing, Cabinet Finishing
Wall Effects, Murals, More!

Hardwood & Laminate


Installation & Repair
Refinish
High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate

Lic. #479564

AAA RATED!

License 619908

HONEST HANDYMAN
Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
General Home Repair,
Maintenance,
New Construction
No Job Too Small
Lic.# 891766

(650)740-8602
PACIFIC COAST

CONSTRUCTION & PAINTING

Remodels Carpentry
Drywall Tile Painting

Call Joe

(650)701-6072
Lic# 979435

ROOFING
Family business, serving the
Peninsula for over 30 years

Large

NATE LANDSCAPING

CHEAP
HAULING!

* Tree Service * Paint


* Fence Deck
* Pruning & Removal
* New Lawn * Irrigation
* All Concrete
* Ret. Wall * Pavers
* Sprinkler System
* Yard Clean-Up
& Haul

Free Estimate

650.353.6554
Lic. #973081

Light moving!
Haul Debris!
650-583-6700

TAPIAROOFING.NET

FREE ESTIMATES
(650)361-8773

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Chriss Hauling
Yard clean up - attic,
basement
Junk metal removal
including cars, trucks and
motorcycles
Demolition
Concrete removal
Excavation
Swimming pool removal

Tom 650.834.2365
Chris 415.999.1223
Licensed Bonded and Insured
www.yardboss.net
License # 752250

Since 1985

Free
Estimates

Call Luis (650) 704-9635


Tile

JZ TILE

Design & Installation


All phases of tile & stone

Painting

A+ PAINTING

20% WINTER DISCOUNT


Through Jan 2015
Thomas Cady, President

San Mateo
650-952-7587

www.paintsanfrancisco.me

JON LA MOTTE

PAINTING

Interior & Exterior


Quality Work, Reasonable
Rates, Free Estimates

(650)368-8861
Lic #514269

Call for free estimate

John Zerille
(650)638-0565

Plumbing
ECONOMY PLUMBING
Fast Free Estimate
24 Hour Emergency Service
$48.88 Drain & Sewer
Cleaning Special
(650)731-0510
MEYER PLUMBING SUPPLY
Toilets, Sinks, Vanities,
Faucets, Water heaters,
Whirlpools and more!
Wholesale Pricing &
Closeout Specials.
2030 S Delaware St
San Mateo
650-350-1960

FRANKS HAULING
Junk and Debris
Furniture, bushes,
concrete and more

&

Removal
Grinding

Stump

The Daily Journal


to get 10% off
for new customers

(650)341-7482

Starting at $40 & Up


www.chaineyhauling.com
Free Estimates
(650)207-6592

Pruning

Mention

Landscaping

Furniture / Appliance / Disposal


Tree / Bush / Dirt / Concrete Demo

Trimming
Shaping

Screens

Free Estimates

Junk & Debris Clean Up

LOCALLY OWNED
Family Owned Since 2000

FULLY INSURED / LICENSED & BONDED

Since 1988/Licensed & Insured


Monthly Specials
Fast, Dependable Service

CHAINEY HAULING

Service

Dry Rot, Gutters & Down Spout Repair

LICENSE # 729271

$40 & UP
HAUL
A+ BBB Rating

Hillside Tree

SERVING THE PENINSULA

INDEPENDENT
HAULERS

contrerashandy12@yahoo.com

Electrical and
General home repair
(650)341-0100
(408)761-0071

TAPIA

(650) 367-8795

Hauling

(650)288-9225
(650)350-9968

HANDYMAN

Tree Service

NICK MEJIA PAINTING

KO-AM

Lic. #794899

Flooring

Roofing

CA Lic #670794

Window Washing

GUTTER
CLEANING

Tree Service

Yardby Greenstarr
Boss
www.greenstarr.net
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Licensed Bonded and Insured
License # 752250

Since 1985

Notices
NOTICE TO READERS:
California law requires that contractors
taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contractors State License Board. State law also
requires that contractors include their license number in their advertising. You
can check the status of your licensed
contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking
jobs that total less than $500 must state
in their advertisements that they are not
licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014

Art
PORTRAITS BY HADI
Beautiful portraits by
experienced sketch artist. Pen &
Ink on 18x 24 sketch paper.
Singles, couples, families.
Makes a wonderful gift. Can
create a sketch from any photo

Dental Services

Food

Health & Medical

MILLBRAE SMILE CENTER

SCANDIA
RESTAURANT & BAR

BACK, LEG PAIN OR


NUMBNESS?

Valerie de Leon, DDS


Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
Spanish and Tagalog Spoken

(650)697-9000

(650)283-6836

15 El Camino Real,
MILLBRAE, CA

Attorneys

RUSSO DENTAL CARE

Law Office of Jason Honaker

BANKRUPTCY
Chapter 7 &13
Call us for a consultation

Dental Implants
Free Consultation& Panoramic
Digital Survey
1101 El Camino RL ,San Bruno

(650)583-2273

www.russodentalcare.com

650-259-9200
www.honakerlegal.com

Food

Cemetery

AYA SUSHI
The Best Sushi &
Ramen in Town

LASTING
IMPRESSIONS
ARE OUR FIRST
PRIORITY
Cypress Lawn
1370 El Camino Real
Colma
(650)755-0580

1070 Holly Street


San Carlos
(650)654-1212

CROWNE PLAZA
Foster City-San Mateo
The Clubhouse Bistro
Wedding, Event &
Meeting Facilities

(650) 295-6123

www.cypresslawn.com

1221 Chess Drive Foster City

Clothing

GET HAPPY!
Happy Hour 4-6 M-F

$5 CHARLEY'S

Sporting apparel from your


49ers, Giants & Warriors,
low prices, large selection.
450 W. San Bruno Ave.
San Bruno

(650)771-6564

Hwy 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit

Steelhead Brewing Co.


333 California Dr.
Burlingame
(650)344-6050
www.steelheadbrewery.com

PANCHO VILLA
TAQUERIA

Dental Services
ALBORZI, DDS, MDS, INC.

$500 OFF INVISALIGN TREATMENT


a clear alternative to braces even for
patients who have
been told that they were not invisalign
candidates
235 N SAN MATEO DR #300,
SAN MATEO

Because Flavor Still Matters


365 B Street
San Mateo
www.sfpanchovillia.com

(650)342-4171

Lunch Dinner Wknd Breakfast


OPEN EVERYDAY
Scandinavian &
American Classics
742 Polhemus Rd. San Mateo
HI 92 De Anza Blvd. Exit

Non-Surgical
Spinal Decompression
Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C.
650-231-4754
177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
BayAreaBackPain.com

Financial

DENTAL
IMPLANTS

(650)372-0888

FREE REPORT
How to Reduce or Eliminate Your
Exposure to the 10
Biggest Portfolio Killers
650-730-6175
Burt Williamson - PlanPrep.com
CA Insurance Lic # 0D33315
Licensed professional will be
charged $1,000 in advance for a
copy of this report

RETIREMENT
PLAN ANALYSIS

401(k) & IRA & 403(b)


(650)458-0312
New Stage Investment Group
Hans Reese is a Registered Representative with, and securities offered
through, LPL Financial,
Member FINRA/SIPC

UNITED AMERICAN BANK


San Mateo , Redwood City,
Half Moon Bay

Call (650)579-1500
for simply better banking
unitedamericanbank.com

Furniture

Bedroom Express
Where Dreams Begin

2833 El Camino Real


San Mateo - (650)458-8881
184 El Camino Real
So. S. Francisco -(650)583-2221
www.bedroomexpress.com

Seniors

REVERSE MORTGAGE

AFFORDABLE
24-hour Assisted Living Care
located in Burlingame
Mills Estate Villa
Burlingame Villa
Short Term Stays
Dementia & Alzheimers Care
Hospice Care
(650)692-0600
Lic.#4105088251/
415600633

Are you age 62+ & own your


home?
Call for a free, easy to read
brochure or quote
650-453-3244
Carol Bertocchini, CPA

Marketing

CARE ON CALL

GROW

24/7 Care Provider


www.mycareoncall.com
(650)276-0270
1818 Gilbreth Rd., Ste 127
Burlingame

YOUR SMALL BUSINESS


Get free help from
The Growth Coach
Go to
www.buildandbalance.com
Sign up for the free newsletter

EYE EXAMINATIONS

579-7774
1159 Broadway
Burlingame
Dr. Andrew Soss
OD, FAAO
www.Dr-AndrewSoss.net

NCP COLLEGE OF NURSING


& CAREER COLLEGE

Train to become a Licensed


Vocational Nurse in 12 months or a
Certified Nursing Assistant in as little
as 8 weeks.
Call (800) 339-5145 for more
information or visit
ncpcollegeofnursing.edu and
ncpcareercollege.com

SLEEP APNEA
We can treat it
without CPAP!
Call for a free
sleep apnea screening

650-583-5880
Millbrae Dental

Massage Therapy

ASIAN MASSAGE

$55 per Hour

Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm


633 Veterans Blvd., #C
Redwood City

(650)556-9888

COMFORT PRO
MASSAGE
Foot Massage $19.99

Body Massage $44.99/hr


10 am - 10 pm
1115 California Dr. Burlingame

(650)389-2468

HEALING MASSAGE
Newly remodeled
New Masseuses every two
weeks

Housing

Tons of Furniture to match


your lifestyle

CALIFORNIA
MENTOR

OSETRA WELLNESS
MASSAGE THERAPY

Ask us about our


FREE DELIVERY

We are looking for quality


caregivers for adults
with developmental
disabilities. If you have a
spare bedroom and a
desire to open your
home and make a
difference, attend an
information session:
Thursdays 11:00 AM
1710 S. Amphlett Blvd.
Suite 230
San Mateo

CALIFORNIA

STOOLS*BAR*DINETTES

(650)591-3900

Peninsula Showroom:
930 El Camino Real, San Carlos

Holiday Gifts and Cold Beer


until 9PM weekdays !

106 S. El Camino Real


San Mateo

SALES

Call Millbrae Dental


for details
650-583-5880

Loans

$50/Hr. Special
2305-A Carlos St.,
Moss Beach

RENDEZ VOUS
CAFE

HELP WANTED

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Real Estate Loans


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We Fund Bank Turndowns!


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Mixed-use Commercial

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Competitive Stipend offered.


www.MentorsWanted.com

Purchase / Refinance/
Cash Out
Investors welcome
Loan servicing since 1979

Insurance

Wachter Investments, Inc.


Real Estate Broker #746683
Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System ID #348268
CA Bureau of Real Estate

650-348-7191

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events such as the Senior Showcase,
Family Resource Fair, Job Fairs, and
more. You will also be part of the project
management process. But rst 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 prociency is also required.
Self-management and strong business
intelligence also a must.

BLUE SHIELD OF
CALIFORNIA

www.barrettinsuranceservices.net
Eric L. Barrett,
CLU, RHU, REBC, CLTC, LUTCF
President
Barrett Insurance Services
(650)513-5690
CA. Insurance License #0737226

Legal Services

LEGAL

DOCUMENTS PLUS
To apply for either position,
please send info to

jerry@smdailyjournal.com or call

650-344-5200.

Non-Attorney document
preparation: Divorce,
Pre-Nup, Adoption, Living Trust,
Conservatorship, Probate,
Notary Public. Response to
Lawsuits: Credit Card
Issues, Breach of Contract
Jeri Blatt, LDA #11
Registered & Bonded

(650)574-2087

legaldocumentsplus.com
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula

"I am not an attorney. I can only


provide self help services at your
specific direction."

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Retirement
Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. full time R.N.
Please call us at (650)742-9150 to
schedule a tour, to pursue your lifelong dream.
Marymount Greenhills
Retirement Center
1201 Broadway
Millbrae, Ca 94030
www.greenhillsretirement.com

Schools
HILLSIDE CHRISTIAN
ACADEMY

Where every child is a gift from God

K-8
High Academic Standards
Small Class Size
South San Francisco

(650)588-6860

ww.hillsidechristian.com

CNA, HHA & Companion Help

Travel
FIGONE TRAVEL
GROUP
(650) 595-7750

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Cruises Land & Family vacations
Personalized & Experienced
Family Owned & Operated
Since 1939
1495 Laurel St. SAN CARLOS
CST#100209-10

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