Thursday• July 8, 2010 • Vol X, Edition 279

Report: Schools should consolidate special ed
San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury recommends education partnerships between districts
By Heather Murtagh

Combining special education services across multiple school districts could save money while maintaining access to tailored services, according to a San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report released Wednesday.

About 12 percent of the county’s 86,000 public school students are in special education. Some districts in the north county — Bayshore, Brisbane, Jefferson, Pacifica, South San Francisco and San Bruno — pay considerably less from their general fund for services compared to other school districts. On average, elementary school districts not

in the consortium pay 11.8 percent out of their general fund for special education services. If those districts would combine efforts, it would create a cost savings, according to the findings in the 10-page report. In 1975, Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, known as IDEA, giving any child with a handicap a

free and appropriate education. Defining a handicap has changed over the years and now includes 13 categories. Originally, the law specified that 40 percent of the costs for providing an appropriate education be covered by federal funds. That contribution has never been greater than 20 percent, leaving local school districts to make

up the difference. The amount paid per district varies for many reasons: Number of children with special needs, the types of services needed and ability to offer said services. A number of school districts — Bayshore, Brisbane, Jefferson, Pacifica and South San Francisco —

See SCHOOLS, Page 20

Community dedication
Hillsdale High School community comes together for Dedication Walk

Vehicle fees would go to road repairs
County agency is proposing measure for November ballot
By Bill Silverfarb

By Heather Murtagh

our blue benches, each flanked on either side by a flagpole, line a new walkway on the southwest end of the Hillsdale High School football field. Bricks with engraved messages and knights line the walkway along with 16 young trees. It’s part of the Dedication Walk, a final step in the new stadium. Finishing what may seem like a small portion of the field took a major community effort with volunteers coming together. Collaborative efforts from the community meant the landscaped project could be completed as originally envisioned at substantially less. Savings are going back into the school allowing for the purchase of new netbooks. “It’s very impressive to see this school community and the greater community rally together to complete a project like this,” said Dave Pine, president of the San Mateo Union High School Board of Trustees. “That community effort is a great way to honor one of Hillsdale’s greatest faculty members.” Bricks were sold a couple years ago when the school was raising funds for the all-weather field as part of the updated stadium. The effort was in honor of one of Hillsdale High School’s most memorable faculty members — Richard Mazzoncini, affectionately
See WALK, Page 20


With the state facing a $20 billion deficit and spending less on transportation, the City/County Association of Governments will decide tonight whether to put a measure on the November ballot to impose a $10 fee for vehicles registered in the county. If approved, the vehicle registration fee would generate $6.7 million annually to go toward countywide transportation programs and fixing local roads. C/CAG is a county agency charged with addressing transportation and air quality issues, among

others, and is comprised of a 19-member board of local elected officials. The fee can be imposed through a majority vote ballot measure Loni Hancock under legislation authored by state Sen. Loni Hancock, DOakland, that was signed into law late last year. “Transportation funding is not very well set up,” said C/CAG Executive Director Richard Napier.

See ROADS, Page 20

Apple troubles snare 400 victims
San Mateo woman ready to forgo iTunes after fraud
By Bill Silverfarb

About 400 of Apple’s 150 million iTunes users unwittingly had their accounts used to buy book apps, the computer giant admitted Tuesday. One of the 400 victims, San Mateo resident Denise Nelson, has spent the past four days on the phone with Apple’s customer sup-

port in an attempt to find out why she was charged more than $170 on her debit card for purchases she never made. She is so fed up with the company for its poor customer support and lack of candor, she is ready to sell her iPhone on Craigslist. She was phoned by her credit

See APPLE, Page 20


Thursday• July 8, 2010

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“Our detectives have been working non-stop on this case, and are seeking further information leading to the perpetrators.We believe that this reward will help generate critical leads.”
— San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer “$50,000 reward offered for San Mateo murder,” see page 4

Triple-digit heat brings misery to the east coast See page 7

Local Weather Forecast
Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Wall Street
Stocks surge as financials, materials jump See page 10


A boy cools himself off in the spray of a fire hydrant in New York.

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Thought for the Day
“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet and philosopher (1803-1882)


President Harry S. Truman named Gen. Douglas MacArthur commander-inchief of United Nations forces in Korea.

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In 1663, King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island. In 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, in Philadelphia. In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese. In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published. In 1907, Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first “Follies,” on the roof of the New York Theater. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace Conference in France. In 1947, demolition work began in New York City to make way for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower began a visit to Canada, where he conferred with Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and addressed the Canadian Parliament. In 1989, Carlos Saul Menem was inaugurated as president of Argentina in the country’s first transfer of power from one democratically elected civilian leader to another in six decades. In 1994, Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s communist leader since 1948, died at age 82. Ten years ago: Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first black women’s champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58. The Pentagon’s missile defense project suffered its latest setback when a rocket that had taken off from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific failed to intercept a target missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.


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Strange but True
Woman, 75, runs into liquor store — again
ATLANTA — Authorities say a 75year-old woman drove her car through the front of an Atlanta liquor store on Monday — and it’s not the first time. Constance Chapman tells police her brakes went out Monday afternoon while she was trying to park at Green’s package store along Ponce de Leon Avenue, a major thoroughfare in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. Her white Mazda Miata crashed through the front window, pinning worker Jenetha Gardiner between a broken window and a shelf. Gardiner was taken to Atlanta Medical Center to be treated for a head injury cause by a falling bottle of liquor. Chapman tells police this is the second time she has done this at Green’s. Authorities say the wreck shattered 1,500 bottles of alcohol. rubber snake. Then it coiled into attack mode. Reardon didn’t panic. He grabbed it behind the head as he had seen on nature TV shows. When he got off work at Newton North High School, he brought it to a local pet store, where workers identified it as a ball python. Reardon thinks a student left the snake in the locker at the end of school as a prank. He found a notebook in the same locker with a student’s name on it, and turned it over to the principal. er hostage for failing to iron his clothes. Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Marc Griffith said the man remained in jail Wednesday without bond. The unidentified woman was not harmed in the June 30 incident. Griffith said the man, who lives with his parents, wanted his mother to do some ironing because it was “woman’s work.” When she refused, authorities allege he pulled out a gun, and took his 51-year-old mother’s keys and cellphones and refused to let her leave for at least six hours. She eventually escaped and went to a police station. Authorities were able to get the man out without incident.

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Police stop driver armed with squirt guns
DULUTH, Minn. — Police responding to a report of a driver brandishing a gun in southeastern Minnesota found themselves in extreme danger — of getting wet. When police pulled over and searched the vehicle in the port city of Duluth on Monday, they found only several “Super Soaker” squirt guns on the back seat The Duluth News Tribune reports that no arrests were made.

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Bad set of teeth end negotiations for sex
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A man went to the police after getting robbed by a woman he intended to pay for sex, but refused when she flashed a smile full of bad teeth. The man told investigators he and a 25-year-old woman were negotiating a price until he noticed her dental problems. He told police that after he resisted, she snatched a checkbook containing $78 from his shirt pocket and fled. The man told authorities the woman did not realize that he had tucked a wad of cash into her bra and that she got scared and ran away.

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School janitor finds python in locker
NEWTON, Mass. — A custodian cleaning out lockers at a Massachusetts high school was so shocked when a 3foot-long snake fell at his feet that he didn’t even think it was real. Ed Reardon tells The Daily News Tribune that at first he thought it was a change purse. Then he thought it was a

Cops: Man holds his mom hostage for not ironing
VILLA RICA, Ga. — Authorities have charged a 29-year-old man with aggravated assault and false imprisonment after they allege he held his moth-


in prison, the judge and District Attorney’s Office agreed to consider a probationary sentence at her Aug. 6 hearing. Diaz cleaned the home of a San Carlos couple on a weekly basis between Jan. 10, 2007 and Sept. 4, 2009 for the sum of $70 each visit. In September 2009, the couple noticed 52 additional $70 checks written from their bank to Diaz over the three-year span, totally approximately $3,640. At the time, Diaz had a 2008 conviction for similar check fraud case while working as a housekeeper in Half Moon Bay. In that case, Diaz wrote and altered checks to take $1,180. Diaz was sentenced to 60 days jail and three years probation, during which she began working for the San Carlos couple.

Thursday• July 8, 2010


Housekeeper guilty of cleaning out employers

Police reports
Two individuals were seen jumping up and down on cars and smashing items on the 1100 block of Laurel Street in San Carlos before 12:26 a.m. Sunday, June 27.

A San Carlos housekeeper accused of cleaning her San Carlos employers out of more than $3,000 by writing herself checks pleaded no contest to felony grand theft and forgery charges in return for no more than 16 months in prison. Eloisa Diaz, 58, also changed her plea to a charge of felony commercial burglary. Although the maximum term set is 16 months

Petty theft. A pair of thieves were apprehended after they refused to return merchandise they had been caught stealing on the 1100 block of El Camino Real before 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. Stolen vehicle. A car was stolen on the 900 block of Cherry Avenue before 3:43 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. Burglary. A house on the 2100 block of Oakmont Drive was broken into through the bathroom window while the resident was at work before 8:34 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. Burglary. A house was broken into on the 1000 block of Montgomery Avenue before 11:27 Wednesday, June 30.

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Holiday gift thief snatches up plea deal

The last of three men accused of trying to steal gifts from an unincorporated Redwood City house just before Christmas was sentenced to a year in jail and three years supervised probation for felony residential burglary. Herman Mark Velez, 23, also received a two-year suspended prison term which means he will be sent to the Department of Corrections if he violates the terms of his probation. Velez receives credit for 192 days

against the jail sentence of which he must serve half. Co-defendants Oscar Roberto Gomez and Jose Luis Juarez, both 18, pleaded no contest in March to residential burglary in return for 364 days in jail and three years supervised probation. According to prosecutors, on Dec. 22, a homeowner returned to find Gomez inside his home, a Christmas tree knocked down and gifts strewn about. Juarez reportedly served as lookout in a car outside while Velez was in a

yard shed. The homeowner threw a rock at Gomez who allegedly responded by knocking him down and yelling death threats. Prosecutors say Gomez and Velez ran down the street and went to an unsuspecting neighbor’s home, claiming car trouble and asking first to borrow the phone and then for a ride. The neighbor reportedly let them inside and volunteered to drive them for help because it was cold. Deputies arrived before they left and arrested the men. another characterizing Brown’s first tenure as governor in the 1970s and early 1980s as a failure. Brown has yet to release any of his own advertisements, which has wounded the candidate, said the poll’s director, Mark DiCamillo. “You’re watching TV, you’re picking up messages that are positive for Whitman and negative for Brown,” DiCamillo said. “His image rating could go down further if the advertising continues without any answer.”

Stolen vehicle. A Nissan Maxima was stolen from the 1100 block of College Avenue before 8:22 a.m. Monday, July 5. Stolen vehicle. A Toyota Camry was stolen from the 400 block of North Idaho Street before 10:51 a.m. Monday, July 5. Disturbance. A woman’s ex-boyfriend broke into her apartment at the intersection of East Poplar Avenue and North El Camino Real before 6:50 p.m. Monday, July 5. Theft. An individual was caught on video stealing from the Safeway on the 1600 block of South El Camino Real before 5:05 p.m. Sunday, July 4.

Poll:Governor’s race in statistical tie
SACRAMENTO — Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman find themselves tied in their race for California governor, but voters have grown increasingly disenchanted with both candidates, according to a poll released Wednesday. Brown has support from 44 percent of likely voters, compared with 43 percent for Whitman, but the difference is well within the

Around the state
Field Poll’s margin of error. The poll shows 40 percent have an unfavorable impression of the state attorney general and former governor, up from 32 percent in January. Since she won the primary, Whitman has released television ads that are playing continuously throughout the state, one promoting her general vision for California’s future and


Thursday• July 8, 2010

By Anthony McCartney


YouTube wants viewers to ‘leanback,’stay longer

Report: Lohan drug tests clean
LOS ANGELES — A probation report released Wednesday showed six drug screenings from Lindsay Lohan since May were clean of illicit drugs and alcohol. The screenings occurred after the actress missed a court hearing and a judge imposed stricter restrictions, including wearing an ankle alcohol monitor. The report was released a day after a judge sentenced the 24-yearold star of “Mean Girls” to 90 days in jail and a three-month stint at an inpatient rehab center for missing court-mandated alcohol education classes. One of the tests occurred on June 7, hours after Lohan’s ankle monitor registered alcohol in her system. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel said Tuesday the alert indicated the actress had a .03 blood alcohol level and that the test results —

SAN BRUNO — YouTube is trying to become as brainless and painless to watch as the boob tube. In the process, the Web’s leading video site hopes to learn enough about its viewers to replace their remote control. Those ambitions came into sharper focus Wednesday with debut of a YouTube format called “Leanback.” The feature picks out high-definition clips most likely to command a person’s attention and then automatically serves up one video after another. YouTube, based in San Bruno, believes viewers will feel like they’re watching television if they don’t have to search the website for another clip every few minutes. As it learns more about viewers’ preferences, YouTube envisions a day when coach potatoes eventually won’t need their remote controls because Leanback will do all the work for them. “We want to remove the ’What next?’ question” for viewers, said Kuan Yong, Leanback’s product manager. YouTube previewed Leanback in late May when its owner, Google Inc., announced its plans for an Internet-focused TV. Dave Mandelkern, candidate for county treasurer-tax collector, announced the endorsements of Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and former assemblyman Gene Mullin, both representing the 19th District.

Upgraded video for touch screens

SAN BRUNO — YouTube has upgraded its mobile website to make it more convenient and appealing to watch videos on touch-screen devices such as Apple Inc.’s iPhone and Motorola Inc.’s Droid X. The improvements unveiled Wednesday are designed to make it easier for smart phone users to navigate YouTube’s vast video library. The fine-tuning also enables YouTube’s mobile website to stream videos in higher resolution than clips served up through YouTube applications installed on smart phones. There is still at least one significant problem to be worked out: YouTube says the mobile website encounters some bugs on the hotselling iPhone 4 phone. Those issues are expected to be resolved within the next few weeks. Apple sells the iPhone 4 with a YouTube application already installed on it.


Lindsay Lohan leaves the Beverly Hills Municipal Courthouse after Judge Marsha Revel ruled that she had violated her probation.
while clean — came too many hours after the alleged drinking to be useful. Lohan has denied drinking, and the alcohol report was not an issue during Tuesday’s hearing.

$50,000 reward offered for San Mateo murder

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of David Lewis, the 54-year-old community leader gunned down in the west parking area of the Hillsdale Shopping Center June 9. San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer expressed appreciation for the governor granting the reward request and believes the amount will help generate the information needed to solve the nearly month-old

crime. “Our detectives have been working nonstop on this case, and are seeking further information leading to the perpetrators. David Lewis We believe that this reward will help generate critical leads. We have been working with the East Palo Alto Police Department, as well as members of the East Palo Alto community, where Mr. Lewis was wide-

ly known and admired,” Manheimer said. Lewis spent the past 15 years reaching out to drug addicts in East Palo Alto in an effort to improve the city once known as “the murder capital of America” and became famous for his efforts. Anyone with information regarding the death of David Lewis is urged to contact the San Mateo Police Department by text: 2623473; the SMPD Secret Witness Line (voicemail): 522-7676; or by calling the San Mateo Police Department directly at 522-7700.



Thursday• July 8, 2010


$1.3M given for food,shelter
By Michelle Durand

Around the state
San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers race to sober up
SAN FRANCISCO — Bay to Breakers runners can show up naked or dress up as a condom. They can even participate without paying the registration fee. But organizers of the notoriously bawdy San Francisco footrace, which marks its centennial next May, declared a last call for alcohol Wednesday, challenging the 92,000 people who descend on the 7 1/2-mile course every year to show up sober. After fielding complaints from residents along the route, losing a corporate sponsor and transporting 30 intoxicated people to the hospital this year, organizers of the nation’s 10th largest race were hoping to end the tradition of drinking, spokesman Sam Singer said. Violators of the new ban will be arrested, cited and fined, said Angela Fang, the Bay to Breakers general manager.

San Mateo County recipients
• Bay Area Legal Aid (Baylegal) receives $10,000 for its domestic violence restraining order clinic; • Bread of Life EPA receives $10,000 to provide hot meals to seniors,families and the disabled; • Caminar receives $7,500 for the Open Pantry Program to provide food to low-income individuals with serious mental issues; • Coastside Adult Day Health Center receives $10,000 for healthy food and education for the frail, elderly and disabled; • Coastside Hope receives $25,000 for a caseworker to handle extra emergency aid requests; • Collective Roots receives $15,000 for the Food System Change Initiative which offers fresh food in East Palo Alto; • Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto receives $15,000 to prevent foreclosed tenants from becoming homeless; • Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse receives $25,000 for the domestic violence emergency shelter; • Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative receives $10,000 for food and shelter for seniors and the disabled • East Palo Alto Senior Center, Inc. receives $10,000 for its hot meal program; • El Concilio of San Mateo County receives $25,000 to increase emergency food and shelter offerings; • Fair Oaks Community Center/Redwood City receives $20,000 to staff the center’s information and referral program; • Family Service Agency receives $20,000 for meals and transportation for low-income older adults; • Fresh Approach receives $15,000 to help low-income families receive fresh,healthy food; • Hands-on Bay Area receives $7,500 for food and housing access; • HIP Housing receives $20,000 for the Home Sharing Program which matches people to share costs; • Home & Hope receives $15,000 for the Interfaith Sheltering Program; • Legal Aid Society receives $20,000 for the HomeSavers Program; • Mateo Lodge receives $10,000 for emergency shelter for the homeless mentally ill and their families; • Mental Health Association of San Mateo County receives $20,000 for the Spring Street shelter; • North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center, Inc. receives $25,000 for emergency food and shelter; • Pacifica Environmental Family receives $5,000 for the Food Donation Program; • Pacifica Resource Center receives $20,000 to help lowincome individuals and families; • Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. receives $20,000 for the Meals on Wheels program; • Project We HOPE receives $15,000 for the Emergency Warning Shelter in East Palo Alto; • Puente de la Costa Sur receives $15,000 for the South Coast Security Program; • Samaritan House receives $50,000 for cooked meals and groceries in the central county; • Second Harvest Food Bank receives $50,000 for the Food Assistance Program; • Senior Coastsiders receives $7,500 for hot meals for coastside seniors; • Shelter Network receives $50,000 for general operating expenses; • St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room received $20,000 for the hot meal program; • St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County receives $30,000 for rental and utility assistance; • The Salvation Army receives $5,000 for the emergency food and shelter program in Redwood City; • Youth and Family Enrichment Services receives $20,000 for transitional housing, crisis care and overnight shelter for runaway, homeless and foster youth.

Dozens of nonprofits providing food and shelter in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties will share a $1.3 million infusion from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to help residents continue weathering the economic storm. “This could not have come at a better time for our nonprofits,” said Beverly Beasley Johnson, director the county’s Human Service Agency. HSA partners with a number of the organizations but had to trim funding this year to deal with the county’s own budget challenges. The foundation’s contributions will help fill that gap, Beasley Johnson said. The Salvation Army received the smallest award in San Mateo County — $5,000 for an emergency food and shelter program at a new Redwood City facility — but three received the $50,000 maximum: Shelter Network, Second Harvest Food Bank and Samaritan House. In between the two points, nonprofits received grants in the $10,000, $15,000 and $25,000 range. All awards were for food and shelter needs which are at record highs as government funding drops. “Nonprofit organizations that experienced record levels of demand last year are seeing still more people in need of help. They simply cannot meet the region’s needs without additional support,” said Emmett D. Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation president and CEO. Of the groups sharing in the $1.3 million, 23 provide food, 23 provide shelter, four provide services to prevent home-

Deliberations end for day in transit shooting case
LOS ANGELES — A jury asked a judge about provocation during its deliberations in the racially charged trial of a former San Francisco Bay area transit officer accused of murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man on an Oakland train platform, officials said Wednesday. The disclosure came as the jury started talks anew after a male juror who had a vacation commitment was replaced by a female alternate. None of the current jurors have stated their race as black. The reconstituted panel, now comprised of eight women and four men, went home before noon Wednesday after nearly three hours of deliberations because another juror had a doctor’s appointment.

Cage law will apply to out-of-state eggs
SACRAMENTO — California’s two-year-old law to protect egg-laying hens has been extended to out-of-state egg suppliers who hope to sell their products in the state’s grocery stores. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday signed AB1437 into law, calling it a positive step for California egg producers and animal welfare. The measure requires that all eggs imported to California come from farms complying with Proposition 2, which was approved by voters in 2008. Violators could face up to 180 days in jail or a $1,000 fine.

lessness and the others offer forms of emergency assistance. The grants announced yesterday are just the latest financial aid effort by the foundation. The group has awarded more than $5 million for safety net services since December 2008, including a unique public-private partnership with San Mateo County which distributed $1 million specifically to needy causes in that jurisdiction. A repeat effort wasn’t possible this year because San Mateo County is looking at cutting its own programs to close the budget deficit.

Regardless, the county does provide approximately $30 million yearly for nonprofits along with other safety-net services through HSA, the Health System and the Probation Department, said county spokesman Marshall Wilson. A full list of the recipients is available at
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

• U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference with United Ways of California to highlight her Calling For 2-1-1 Act (HR 211) and to urge passage of the legislation. The bill will provide federal support for the 211 information and referral telephone service and expand its availability across the country. The numbers provide individuals and families with immediate referrals and connections to federal, regional or local services, from mental health programs to childcare resources, domestic violence shelters and financial counseling centers. The bill has already secured 243 bipartisan cosponsors in

the House and 61 in the Senate — more than enough for passage — but it will expire if it does not come up for a vote before the end of the year.

• State Sen. Joe Simitan, D-Palo Alto, introduced legislation to streamline the state’s environmental review process without weakening essential protections. Senate Bill 1456 would require anyone filing suit to contest an environmental impact report be allowed to request mediation, an organization suing to overturn EIR approval would have to include at least one member who had previously claimed it was deficient and allow the state Attorney General to intervene in related lawsuits to seek a faster review in court. The provisions would sunset in 2016.


Thursday• July 8, 2010

Suspected bank robber arrested
A 25-year-old Hillsborough man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Redwood City last month after residents saw his picture in a newspaper and contacted police. In the robbery, a man entered the bank, located inside a Safeway store at Sequoia Station, at about 11:30 a.m. on June 23 and handed a teller a note demanding money, Redwood City police said. The note stated that the man had a gun but no weapon was seen, police Detective Ed Feeney said. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of money and he ran away, according to police. Officers later released a surveillance image of the robber to local newspapers and several people recognized him and identified him as Matthew Zazzara, police said. “There was one really good shot of him in the Safeway store and I got several tips,” Feeney said. Police conducted surveillance and pulled Zazzara over in Hillsborough at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of robbery. Zazzara, who was also staying at an address in Burlingame, has confessed to the robbery, Feeney said. Police have not linked him to any other Bay Area robberies and Feeney said Zazzara has no significant criminal record. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Redwood City Police Department at 780-7120.


Local briefs
tion for drunken driving. Forty-three-year-old Reynaldo Esquivel was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday after pleading no contest in June to driving under the influence. Defense attorney Jeff Hayden says his client’s previous prison terms for DUI added to the length of the sentence. Prosecutors say Esquivel’s bloodalcohol level was more than three times the legal limit when he was pulled over in December. He was also driving without a license because his license had been revoked after his previous string of DUI convictions.

medical attention, police said. Tayac was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and booked in the Redwood City jail on $75,000 bail.

Mercury found in fish from lake that supplies Bay Area
Researchers have found toxic mercury in fish caught at a reservoir that provides water to 2.5 million people in the San Francisco Bay area. Authorities say largemouth bass taken from Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo County had some of the highest mercury levels in the state. However, the contamination doesn’t indicate that the water itself is unsafe. The mercury was detected by researchers at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, who sampled sport fish at nearly 300 California lakes for mercury and other contaminants. The results, released last month, found that 21 percent of the lakes had at least one fish species with a mercury level considered unsafe to eat by children.


A worker pressure-washes oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill off a road in Waveland,Miss.

Under the sand,BP oil hidden from cleanup
By Jay Reeves

Woman arrested for alleged attempt to burglarize home
A 29-year-old San Francisco woman was arrested after she was found allegedly trying to burglarize a South San Francisco home, according to police. Jeannette Tayac was hiding in the kitchen of a home in the 300 block of Gardenside Avenue at about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday when the woman who lived there returned, police said. Tayac allegedly tried to run from the home through the front door, but the resident detained her, according to police. The resident’s father was waiting in a car outside the house and came to his daughter’s aid, police said. The two struggled with Tayac until police arrived. Tayac was arrested at the house and said she was accompanied by a man who fled before the resident came home, according to police. She was out on bail on a felony charge at the time of the incident, police said. The resident and her father suffered minor injuries but declined

GULF SHORES, Ala. — There’s a dirty secret buried under Gulf of Mexico beaches after cleanup workers scrape away the oil washing ashore. Walk to a seemingly pristine patch of sand, plop down in a chair and start digging with your bare feet, like everyone does at the beach. Chances are you’ll walk away with gooey tar between your toes. So far, cleanup workers hired by BP have skimmed only the surface, using shovels or sifting machines to remove oil. The company is planning a deeper cleaning program that could include washing or incinerating sand once the leak is stopped off the coast of Louisiana.

Some experts question whether it’s better to just leave it alone and let nature run its course, in part because oil that weathers on beaches isn’t considered as much of a health hazard as fresh crude. Some environmentalists and local officials fret about harm to the ecosystem and tourism. “We have to have sand that is just as clean as it was before the spill,” said Tony Kennon, the mayor of Orange Beach, a popular tourist stretch reaching to the Florida state line. Meanwhile out in the Gulf, choppy seas held up oil skimming operations all along the Gulf coast, although boats off Louisiana’s shoreline hoped to be back at work before the day ended. Rough waves have halted offshore skimming in Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana for more than a week.

Mountain lion spotted in Emerald Hills
A mountain lion was spotted late Tuesday night in the Emerald Hills neighborhood of unincorporated San Mateo County, emergency officials said Wednesday. The animal was seen at about 11:20 p.m. in the area of Oak Knoll Drive near Redwood City. Residents are advised to not approach mountain lions, and to try to appear large and make noise if one is nearby. The cats are most active at dawn, dusk and night. For more information about mountain lions visit

Man gets seven years after ninth DUI
An East Palo Alto man will serve time in prison after his ninth convic-



Thursday• July 8, 2010


More triple-digit heat brings misery
By Jennifer Peltz

NEW YORK — It’s blistering. Scorching. Steamy. Brutal. Baking. Torrid. Ovenlike. It’s run-out-of-adjectives hot. “A volcano — that’s what it feels like to me,” said Wayne Reid, mopping his brow and swigging bottled water after walking three blocks to a New York subway station Wednesday morning. He was dressed for the heat — already a sticky 90 degrees and headed into triple digits — in shorts and a tank top, but it didn’t matter. “You could run butt-naked out there and still be hot,” he said. Heat waves are more oppressive in big cities, because concrete, asphalt and steel absorb more solar energy during the day and are slow to release it after the sun goes down, offering people little relief at night. In the nation’s biggest city of them all, Wall Streeters are sweltering in business suits on subway platforms, senior citizens are schlepping to the grocery store on streets that seem

like frying pans, and New Yorkers overall are handling it by doing what they do best: coping, with a little complaining thrown in. Not that New Yorkers, on the fourth day of a record-breaking heat wave stifling much of the Eastern Seaboard, were suffering alone. With triple-digit highs recorded from New York to Charlotte, N.C., roads buckled, nursing homes with air-conditioning problems were forced to evacuate, and utilities called for conservation as the electrical grid neared its capacity. New York, where many buildings predate the age of climate control and many people don’t have cars, is not for the faint of hot. The mercury hit 100 by 3 p.m. Wednesday after topping out at 103 on Tuesday. “When I get up, I feel like I could shower all the time,” Jeffrey Boone said Wednesday as he walked to a gym from his un-air-conditioned Manhattan apartment. He has a window fan, but it is not up to the task of 80-degree nights or triple-digit days. “What can we do? We survive,” said Boone, a security guard.


Bicyclists cool off by riding through the fountains at the National Gallery of Art on a hot day in Washington,D.C.

U.S.: NYC subway bomb plot linked to British cell
NEW YORK — A failed plot to set off bombs in the New York subway system last year was part of a larger al-Qaida terrorist conspiracy that included a similar attack planned in England, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday. In an indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, prosecutors added several al-Qaida figures to the case, including Adnan Shukrijumah, an FBI

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most-wanted terrorist. Shukrijumah, one of the al-Qaida leaders in charge of plotting attacks worldwide, was directly involved in recruiting and plotting the New York attack, prosecutors said. Attorney General Eric Holder has called that plot one of the most dangerous since since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The indictment added new terrorism charges against Adis Medunjanin, who already was awaiting trial in the subway case.


Thursday• July 8, 2010



Going postal over rate hike
he U.S. Post Office is beginning to look like a good investment. Actually, not the Post Office itself — that entity can’t seem to dig itself out an ever-expanding financial hole. But stamps. The way the price of those babies keeps escalating you’d think it was a share of Apple stock right before the release of the iPad. In fact, I think the proposed rate for stamps is now on par with the flailing IPO for Tesla. Faced with a deficit hovering somewhere around a measly $7 billion — a number scoffed at by the cash-strapped state of California — the post office announced this week plans to hike stamps two more cents next year. Wait — didn’t stamp prices just increase? And what the heck is the price of a standard stamp anyway? One could look at the rarelyneeded stamps currently collecting dust in the bottom of a drawer or curling off their adhesive backing in the bottom of a purse but it won’t do any good. Ever since the postal system gave up stamps with the price in the corner, users have really no idea how much they are worth. They only know the stamps are “Forever” and perpetually valid to mail a basic envelope.

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‘Wait — didn’t stamp prices just increase? And what the heck is the price of a standard stamp anyway?’
That’s what makes postage such a first-class racket. The lack of a number keeps buyers blissfully ignorant and therefore less likely to riot with price increases that are coming with more and more frequency. Unlike trying to use an outdated stamp and realizing it is no longer good, the Forever stamp doesn’t carry the same financial epiphany. This is also why we should all bid adieu to the stock market and stop pawning off old gold jewelry in hopes of cashing in on high prices. Stamps are obviously the better way to make a quick buck. Shell out the money for thousands of stamp sheets now at the current price and sell them off later for something just over that amount but below the future going rate. There will always be buyers — those folks who need only one solitary stamp for that bill that refuses to set up automatic withdrawal or online payments; grandparents and relatives of a different generation who still hold fast to the notion of a handwritten thank you note; the Emily Post devotees who can’t bring themselves to send out wedding invitations and graduation party notices with Evite. Certainly the postal service would have us believe its demise is imminent. The economy. The lack of personal correspondence. E-mail. Using any explanation short of Lindsay Lohan’s infamous volcano excuse, the postal service tries to convince the tech-savvy public it — and possibly rumored Internet creator Al Gore — are to blame for its uncertain future. If stamp prices don’t increase, it argues, there will be no Saturday mail service and no stamp vending machines and fewer carriers and less customer service until eventually the entire system will cease to exist. While this might put a damper on any black market stamp industry, the failure of postal service won’t be a complete loss. After all,
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soon for the price of a few stamps one could buy and train a messenger pigeon or perhaps keep a bike courier on call. But as long as there are some willing — and needing to — use the mail service rather than other delivery options, the chances of a complete postal meltdown are nil. The only question is just how long customers will put up with the constant increases. Obviously, the answer is Forever.
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Bumping bikes
Editor, I tried to take Caltrain No. 312 from Millbrae to Mountain View with my bicycle. Due to mechanical breakdown, my train was canceled and its passengers boarded the next train. This combined train arrived at Millbrae with only one bike car and I was not allowed to board with my bike because that car was filled to capacity. Two other cyclists quickly locked up their bikes and jumped on the train while three of us with bikes were left behind. The conductor told me to just take the next train. She had no knowledge of what time it would come or if it would make all stops. I looked at the schedule and the next Millbrae train, 218, did not go to Mountain View, my destination. So, to get to work at a reasonable time, I had to bike home and then drive to work. I was left with a punched ride that I did not use. I had to pollute the air to get to work. I do value all the progress Caltrain has made, but until all trains have two bike cars there is more work to be done. I also hope that plans move forward to give priority to cyclists in the bike cars through the posting of signs because there are always empty seats in other cars for non-bikers. Bikers not being near their bikes is both inconvenient and a security risk due to bike theft. danger as evidenced by the record number of fatalities in June. In spite of the setbacks, the U.S. military has resurrected the Vietnam war speeches, made a few changes and continue to repeat the mythical mantra of “winning the war on terrorism,” reminiscent of “peace with honor,” declarations of former President Nixon. According to Norman Solomon (author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death”) the military “hopes to ramp up its counterinsurgency campaign even further, and “create a never-ending demand for the primary product supplied by the military: Perpetual war.” It has been 10 long years, the longest war in American history, and we are in complete denial of a stark reality — the Afghan people are enraged with the large number of civilian casualties and resent our presence. Replacing McChrystal with Petraeus will make no difference to the eventual outcome — more deaths and staggering deficits. It is tragic that Obama continues to abandon his campaign promises to close the torture chambers at Guantanamo and Bagram Air Force Base and bring this war to an end. It is time President Obama frees himself from the tight clutches of the military who have already swallowed more than $1 trillion of our tax money. review even though the Legislative Analysist (LAO) claimed it would result in a 32,000 prison bed surplus. They didn’t even have time to look at crime and arrest projections, even though prisons last 50 to 100 years. Prompt action was obviously needed and they took it. Amazingly, the prison population has dropped by over 16,000 inmates since passage of AB 900, the $6.5 billion prison construction law, reflecting a steady drop in crimes and arrests. Luckily, the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation has a neat strategy to reduce the anticipated prison bed surplus — just close contract facilities. They have closed 2,440 beds so far and will close more. Closing the 2,440 beds adds about $74 million to prison annual operating costs and $730 million for new construction but that is really peanuts in a $10 billion budget. Good show! me or their mother and say, “He hit me; She hit me; He touched my doll; She moved my toys, and so on and so on … .” Childish! I can see any husband who wants to defend his wife’s honor and reputation. But, when both Hartnett and Foust are in the very public “political spotlight” in Redwood City, every move they make is the public’s business, including other city councilmembers from different cities. That’s the way “public/political life” is! Unless both Hartnett and Foust think local politics is more like “do as we say, not as we do.” Ain’t love grand!

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Invest in clean energy future
Editor, Please do not continue to allow British Petroleum and other oil companies to keep doing to the American public what they have done the environment and all wildlife in the Gulf Coast. We deserve better and now is the time to invest in our clean energy future.

Rich McKone Lincoln

Childish antics
Editor, Former Redwood City councilman Jim Hartnett’s guest perspective “Cohen concerns” (from June 29 edition of the Daily Journal) is a prime example of “Ain’t Love Grand!” Hartnett is responding to the fact that Menlo Park Councilman Andy Cohen is filing a complaint against Redwood City Councilwoman Rosanne Foust for “a conflict of interest.” Foust is Hartnett’s wife and a member of the Redwood City Council. Ain’t love grand! Instead of defending his wife and denying she did anything wrong or illegal, Hartnett goes on and attempts to soil the reputation of Cohen by using sarcasm, infantile behavior and childlike warnings like, “Better not, or I’ll tell!” It reminds when my kids were around 5 or 6 years old. They would fight and argue and come to

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Stop depending on oil
Editor, We cannot allow the oil lobby to force their will upon this country whilst wildlife and people’s way of life are being destroyed in the Gulf of Mexico due to carelessness and greed. This cannot continue, and it is therefore time for all of us to begin making sacrifices in order to steer our country more quickly away from oil dependency.

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Paradox in prison cells No chance for success in Afghanistan
Editor, Behind General McChrystal’s dismissal is the stark reality of a monumental failed policy which has no chance of success. Our continued presence in Afghanistan has intensified anger and is putting NATO forces in ever increasing Editor, Most voters are probably oblivious to an evolving prison crisis — a continuing drop in prison inmates. The governor and legislators were so concerned about a dangerous, and apparently totally unanticipated, prison overcrowding problem, that they passed AB 900, a $6.5 billion prison construction bill. They passed it without much

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Gibson and the county Parks Department. The event is part of the county’s Take A Hike initiative which encourages residents to get outdoors with their family and improve their fitness and knowledge of local history. Hikers should meet on the trail near the Eucalyptus Picnic Area at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 10. Bring water, dress in layers and comfortable shoes and expect to hike approximately 2.5 miles. *** San Mateo resident Mary Phillips turns 101 next week and will have a party thrown in her honor at the Jockey Club in San Mateo this Saturday. Mary has been a regular fixture at the Jockey Club since it opened two years ago. She loves the horses and took the bus on her own from San Francisco to Bay Meadows for years before the horse track was torn down. Have a fun weekend Mary and happy birthday! *** Will the San Mateo Union High School District soon be looking for a new associate superintendent? Maybe not this summer, but possibly soon. Kirk Black, associate superintendent of human resources and administrative services, was one of three finalists in the search for a new superintendent for the Stockton Unified School District, according to the Stockton Record. A story published Wednesday noted only one of the three was invited back for a second interview, and it wasn’t Black. *** Morning Glory Boutique, the women’s clothing boutique, is celebrating its 38th anniversary making it the oldest business on Burlingame Avenue. Sisters Moe Munroe and Paulette Beto opened their boutique immediately after graduating Burlingame High School in 1972. *** Oyster Point Marina Plaza, owned by Kashiwa Fudosan America and managed and leased by Cushman & Wakefield, is going green! It was awarded LEED-EB Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The distinction marks the gold level certification for the largest office complex in San Mateo County, at gross square footage of 468,958. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient and highperforming buildings.
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Thursday• July 8, 2010


Reporters’ notebook
o you think your roommate is the best? Well you’re wrong, unless he or she is a finalist in the second annual Roommate of the Year contest. Only one of the 10 finalists, Jack McCarron, is local. He’s hoping to get votes in the effort to win the grand prize — free rent for a year and $10,000. McCarron wins by getting votes for his video, which can be viewed at *** Libertarian Jack Hickey and April Vargas, the Democrat running against former sheriff Don Horsley for District 3 supervisor in the November runoff, may seem like an odd pairing. While Hickey’s endorsement last week of Vargas may have seemed surprising, Vargas said the county’s budget issue is such a pressing issue that it goes beyond partisanship. “I have received endorsements from all over the political spectrum, as you can see on my website,” she said. “It is essential that we all join together to get San Mateo County working again.” *** Want to get away? Well, you have one less option to get your passport. Budget cuts have forced the city of Foster City to do away with their passport application services. City Hall was authorized to be a passport acceptance agency since November 2003. To find an acceptance facility near you, go to ***

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Little hope for immigration reform
— Houston Chronicle

resident Barack Obama’s immigration address at American University had been promoted as an effort to get the ball rolling on long-stalled comprehensive reform legislation. Instead, it came off as a contradictory mix of high-blown rhetoric with a hefty dose of political pessimism. Obama began with a review of the key role immigration has played in the development of the United States, including fueling a youthful work force essential to economic expansion. He described how various waves of newcomers, from Poles and Irish to Chinese and Hispanics, have fueled nativist resentments over the decades. According to the president, the latest controversy has been exacerbated by the failure of the national government to secure our borders, and the resulting influx of an estimated 11 million people who are here illegally. Most of them are men and women “simply seeking a better life for themselves and their children,” said the president. “They work hard, they save, they stay out of trouble.” On the other hand, their presence “makes a


mockery” of all those attempting to follow the time-consuming and expensive path of immigrating legally. Blanket amnesty isn’t a desirable solution, argued Obama, but neither is forced deportation, because it would be logistically impossible and wildly expensive. Yet, the newcomers must “get right with the law” by paying their taxes, paying a fine, and learning English before they can be eligible for citizenship. Where solid bipartisan support for such an approach existed only a few years ago, including both President George W. Bush and Arizona senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, in the polarized debate of today GOP support has melted away. What the president didn’t note is that moderates in his own party facing midterm elections are showing little zeal for walking into the immigration policy furnace. Until all the broken parts of our immigration system are fixed — most advantageously in a coordinated package — the situation will only deteriorate further as states seek their own remedies. Unfortunately, the president’s words give little hope that Washington will produce change anytime soon. the trains that carry more than 300,000 riders each day were threatened to be shut down. The deal ended more than four days of round-the-clock negotiations that would have led to gridlocked freeways, overcrowded buses and ferries and a messy commute.

Teacher charged for student sex
A 27-year-old teacher at a Redwood City church school was charged with statutory rape the week of July 9, 2005 after prosecutors allege she had sex with a 16-year-old male student multiple times at the boy’s home and on school property. Joan Marie Sladky, of Redwood City, pleaded not guilty to four felony counts. Sladky was a high school Spanish teacher at taught at the private Redwood Baptist school, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Authorities were alerted after Sladky confessed the relationship to her pastor who in turn contacted police. Redwood City police arrested Sladky the week of July 9, 2005 on a $175,000 warrant issued the previous week. Judge Thomas Smith upheld the bail during her initial arraignment and she remains in custody

Bay Meadows buys Hollywood Park
The Bay Meadows Land Company officially announced a $270 million deal the week of July 9, 2005 with Churchill Downs Wednesday to purchase Hollywood Park, a major Southern California race track. The company will also seek alternative uses for the site “in the event our best efforts are unable to improve the underlying economics of the horse racing,” said Terrance Fancher, president of Bay Meadows Land Company. Bay Meadows was in the process of closing its San Mateo race track and developing the 83.5-acre site into residential, commercial and retail units.
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The Sequoia Hospital Foundation’s annual summer event, An Evening Out!, raised more than $300,000 to support Women’s Integrated Health at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. The affair included food, wineries and a gingerbread model of the hospital as it looked before construction began, handcrafted by the Solvang Bakery. *** Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, wants county residents to take a hike — literally. Hill with co-host a free guided tour of Coyote Point Park this Saturday along with county Supervisor Rose Jacobs

BART strike averted
A Bay Area Rapid Transit walkout was averted the week of July 9, 2005 when unionized workers reached an agreement with management less than two hours before


Thursday• July 8, 2010



Dow 10,018.28 +274.66 Nasdaq 2,159.47 +65.59 S&P 500 1,060.27 +32.21

10-Yr Bond 2.9800% +0.4800 Oil (per barrel) 74.69 Gold 1,198.60

Wall Street surges
By Tim Paradis

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more than 2 percent. Trading volume was light, however, signaling that many skeptical investors were staying out of the market. Interest rates rose as some investors dumped Treasurys in favor of riskier assets like stocks. Financial stocks rose on an upbeat profit forecast from State Street Corp. The stock gained 9.9 percent. Materials stocks rose after having logged steep drops over worries about the economy. Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. climbed 3.3 percent, while U.S. Steel rose 5.7 percent. Wednesday’s big gain fit into a pattern of volatility that began in late April, when the Dow began tumbling from its 2010 high of 11,205.03. The Dow had fallen 13 percent since then, and the long slide included many triple-digit moves. The protracted drop began on concerns that debt problems in Greece and other European countries would stifle the continent’s recovery and eventually the recovery in the U.S. But in the past

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrials climbed back above 10,000 Wednesday after investors had second thoughts about the heavy selling in the stock market during the last two weeks. Stocks soared and the Dow rose 275 points after a modest gain Tuesday. It was the market’s first back-to-back advance since mid-June and the first close above psychological benchmark of 10,000 since June 28. But analysts warn that the buying doesn’t mean that investors are more optimistic. They said there wasn’t a single catalyst behind the move and that it looked like a case of investors scooping up stocks that had become cheaper after heavy losses. The Dow had fallen 7.3 percent over two weeks. “It’s just more of a reaction to a little bit too much negativity,” said Marc Harris, co-head of global research for RBC Capital Markets in New York. The Dow and broader indexes gained

few weeks, stocks have been tumbling on signs that the domestic rebound is slowing. Some traders were selling on fears that the country is headed back into recession. They were also buying Treasurys so they could put their money into a safe place. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank in Chicago, said that what’s called a “double-dip” is unlikely, but the idea of one is scary because the government wouldn’t have many options to revive the economy a second time. “When you’re driving around on a spare tire you’re on the lookout for nails,” he said. There were no economic reports to influence the market on Wednesday. Traders were getting a series of reports Thursday likely to give some insight into consumers’ behavior. The government’s weekly report on jobless claims is due out, and retailers will report June sales results. Investors will be looking for any signs that layoffs are slowing, and that consumers are feeling better about spending.

Germany takes legal steps against Facebook
By Melissa Eddy

BERLIN — A German data protection official said Wednesday he launched legal proceedings against Facebook, which he accused of illegally accessing and saving personal data of people who don’t use the social networking site. Johannes Caspar, head of the

Hamburg office for data protection, said it had initiated legal steps that could result in Facebook being fined tens of thousands of euros for saving private information of individuals who don’t use the site and haven’t granted it access to their details. “We consider the saving of data from third parties, in this context, to be against data privacy laws,” Caspar said in a statement.

Facebook has until Aug. 11 to respond formally to the legal complaint against it. Its response will determine whether the case goes further. The company, based in Palo Alto, California, confirmed in an e-mail to the Associated Press that it had received a letter from Caspar. “We are currently reviewing it and will readily respond to it within the given timeframe,” Facebook said.

Auto dealers, local banks avoid consumer oversight
By Stephen Manning and Marcy Gordon

Business brief
Obama’s export goals face hurdles here and abroad
Moving trade to a front burner, President Barack Obama claimed Wednesday that the U.S. was on track to meet his goal of doubling exports in the next five years. While many economists and business leaders see that target as overly ambitious, the president has been increasingly linking his trade push with job creation — and trying to blunt a brewing business revolt against his policies ahead of midterm elections.

WASHINGTON — The financial overhaul bill awaiting final action in the Senate includes a new regulator whose aim is to make sure mortgages, credit cards and other products from big banks don’t abuse or confuse you.

But if you want your auto dealer to arrange a car loan or get a community bank to extend you a credit line, be sure to read the fine print. Thanks to their lobbying muscle in Washington, auto dealers and community banks managed to keep themselves outside the reach of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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Finally a Cup final
Spain advances to first-ever World Cup title game
By Nancy Armour


Carles Puyol,No.5,celebrates after scoring in Spain’s 1-0 win over Germany in a World Cup semifinal game.

DURBAN, South Africa — Spain outplayed Germany yet again. And now the Spanish have the biggest prize of all within their sights. Spain will play for the World Cup title for the very first time, thanks to Carles Puyol’s goal on a powerful header in the second half

Wednesday night. The 1-0 victory over Germany was a repeat of the teams’ meeting in the European Championship final two years ago, which gave Spain its first major title in 44 years. “This is one of the greatest moments for Spain, for us to be in the final of the World Cup, it’s history,” said David Villa, who remains tied with the Netherlands Wesley Sneijder for tournament scoring

leader at five goals. “And we want to make more history in the final.” Somebody will. Spain faces the Netherlands on Sunday at Soccer City in Johannesburg, ensuring a first-time champion. The Dutch, who beat Uruguay 3-2 on Tuesday night, have lost in their only two trips to the final. The two teams have never met in the World Cup.

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South City wins league title
By Emanuel Lee

Entering the championship game of the Colt Peninsula League playoffs, everyone expected a close contest. After all, Wednesday’s title tilt at San Bruno’s Lara Field featured the two best teams in the regular-season. Foster City went 15-4 to win the American League, and South San Francisco finished 16-3 to capture the National League. The squads met once during the league season, with South San Francisco prevailing, 5-2. Wednesday, the Indians had the goods once again, coming away with a 7-6 victory to capture the eightteam, single-elimination tournament. The Peninsula Colt League has its own section tournament, which starts Friday at Burlingame’s Washington Park. South San Francisco and Foster City both open up section play Saturday, with South City playing the Daly City-Millbrae winner and Foster City playing the BelmontPacifica winner. For now, however, the Indians are basking in the glory of winning their first league championship in five years. “It’s always emotional when you win our league championship,” Indians manager Joe Freitas said. “We knew this was going to be a close game because Foster City has a good club. We played sloppy so we weren’t at our best, but our situational hitting got the job done for us.” Indeed, South City overcame four errors but escaped relatively unscathed, as its mistakes led to two Foster City runs. Foster City, meanwhile, only had one error but committed a ton of mistakes on the basepaths. Twice, Foster City had a

No longer holding all the cards
n poker parlance, LeBron James has “overvalued” his hand. In fact, he may have just plain misread it. And when he and his one-hour special on ESPN — titled “The Decision” — airs at 6 p.m. PDT today, we may find he’s going to fold his hand, with a wink and smile. The 2010 free agency season was touted as one of the best ever with several heavyweights — James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — entering free agency, while other big names — Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce — opted out of their contracts to test the waters. The general consensus was free agency would shake out thusly: LeBron would choose his team first and then have others come to play with him. Unfortunately for LeBron, the rest of the NBA did not wait. Despite the wild rumor of LeBron, Wade and Bosh all playing for the same team turned into a bit of a smoke screen for Wade and Bosh, who both agreed to sign with Miami. Think the Heat have any money left for LeBron? The New York Knicks — much rumored to be LeBron’s destination — went and signed former Phoenix big man Amare Stoudemire to a $100 million deal. Do the Knicks have any money left for LeBron? Chicago — which was hot after Wade and involved with a rumor that possibly had Bosh and LeBron joining the Bulls. That didn’t materialize, so the Bulls went out and agreed to an $80-million deal with power forward Carlos Boozer. Do the Bulls have any money left for LeBron?



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South City right fielder D.J. Senien sprints into the right-center field gap to make this catch during South City’s 7-6 win over Foster City in the championship game of the Peninsula Colt League playoffs .

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Bosh and Wade to join forces in Miami
By Tim Reynolds

DAVIE, Fla. — Dwyane Wade had already decided that if he were to stay with the Miami Heat, he would have either LeBron James or Chris Bosh as a teammate. He got Bosh. He might get both. Ending months of speculation,

Wade and Bosh made their decisions official on Wednesday, saying their trip through the world of NBA free agency would end in Miami. Wade is staying, Bosh is coming, and now they’re waiting — like the rest of the league — to see what LeBron James will do Thursday night when he unveils his plans in a special to be televised on ESPN. “I’m so glad it’s over,” Wade said

in an interview with The Associated Press. “I had to do what was best for me. And I know I did that.” Wade does not know what the Dwyane Wade terms of the next contract he’ll

Chris Bosh

sign with Miami will be, nor when he’ll sign the paper. Bosh doesn’t have terms of his next deal done either. It’s all contingent on what James says Thursday night,

and Wade insisted he knows nothing about what the two-time MVP will say or where he’ll be saying it from. “I won’t speak to him again until he makes his decision,” Wade said in the AP interview. “And when it’s over, I will congratulate him. But I will be watching.” Either way, Wade is already

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Thursday• July 8, 2010



Yankees finish off sweep of Oakland
By Janie McCauley

Yankees 6, A’s 2
of the year against the Mariners. The Yankees won their fourth straight road game and 10th in 13 away from Yankee Stadium. New York swept the A’s at the Coliseum in a series of three or more games for just the third time since 1980 and first since taking three in a row here from May 13-15, 2005. The A’s trail the season series 1-5, the third straight year they’ve come up short to New York. The Yankees are 17-4 against Oakland over the past three campaigns. The A’s still must go to Yankee Stadium for a four-game set from Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Burnett got back on track with this one. He allowed two runs on five hits, struck out three and walked two. Gio Gonzalez (7-6) was done after equaling his season-low of four innings. He didn’t get much support from the offense, either. The A’s took a brief lead on Coco Crisp’s RBI single in the third after the Yankees missed chances in each of the first three innings, but that was it until Jack Cust added an RBI single in the sixth. Coming off a win at Cleveland after going winless in his previous four outings, Gonzalez matched his season high with five walks. He was tagged for five runs and eight hits and he struck out five. NOTES: Swisher on boosting his chances to win the online voting to be an All-Star:

OAKLAND — Mark Teixeira hit a threerun homer to help A.J. Burnett win for the first time in more than five weeks, and the New York Yankees completed a sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 6-2 victory Wednesday night. Derek Jeter had a go-ahead single and Ramiro Pena also singled in a run in New York’s five-run fourth inning. The Yankees won their fifth straight and earned their first road sweep of the season. Burnett (7-7) pitched seven strong innings to end a six-start winless stretch in which he was 0-5 since beating the Indians on May 30. Nick Swisher homered and doubled among his three hits against his former team, and he’s still doing all he can to be added to the AL All-Star team. Alex Rodriguez went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and a walk a night after hitting two home runs, with a grand slam. He has 597 career clouts heading into a four-game series in his old Seattle stomping grounds starting Thursday night. A-Rod is looking to become only the seventh player to join the 600-club. The Yankees are a season-best 22 games over .500 at 53-31 and hold a two-game lead in the AL East over Tampa Bay, which swept Boston to send the Red Sox to 4 1/2 back. New York finishes up its final West Coast trip


New York first baseman Mark Teixeira connects for a three-run homer as the Yankees swept a three-game series from Oakland.
“Keep pushin’, keep pushin’.” ... Yankees 2B Robinson Cano was held out of the lineup for the first time all season, a chance to rest his tweaked back that he hurt Sunday against Toronto. The team also decided to pull him from Monday’s Home Run Derby at the AllStar game in Anaheim. ... The A’s called up RHP Ross Wolf from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned RHP Tyson Ross to Sacramento to develop him as a starter. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s transferred Eric Chavez to the 60-day disabled list. ... It was 58 degrees at first pitch, yet another unseasonably cool summer night in the Bay Area.

Posey busts out as Giants hammer Brewers
By Colin Fly

Giants 15, Brewers 2
Award winner scattered four hits in seven innings. Lincecum had lost his previous two starts. He avoided dropping three starts in a row for the first time in his four-year career. The Giants are a win away from completing a Buster Posey four-game sweep on Thursday after coming into this series as losers of eight of nine. San Francisco has outscored the Brewers 27-4 in the first three games and every player in its starting Police say Vick was not the shooter. Bryant says the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback left the confrontation “with the help and encouragement of some of his friends and supporters” and left the scene “in the 3 to 5 minute range” before the shooting. Bryant, who has declined to press charges at this time against anyone in the shooting, says the case is not closed.

MILWAUKEE — Rookie Buster Posey hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and Tim Lincecum struck out 10 Wednesday night to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2. Posey drove in six runs, going 4 for 4 and scoring three times. He capped a seven-run fourth inning with his slam. Andres Torres, Aubrey Huff and Posey all homered in the first — 1999 was the last time the Giants connected three times in the opening inning. Lincecum (9-4) needed only a fraction of the support. The two-time reigning NL Cy Young

lineup had a hit Wednesday night. It was Milwaukee’s fourth straight loss, and came at a time when the club is trying to decide its role in the trade market. Lincecum, the first Giants pitcher with three straight All-Star selections since Juan Marichal, had lost consecutive starts five times in his career. Staked a 4-0 lead when he took the mound, he stayed aggressive and kept the Brewers guessing for his 49th career win. Torres led off the game with a homer and Huff made it 2-0 against Chris Narveson (7-6) with a second-deck shot. Posey’s two-run homer made it 4-0. Posey moved from his usual catcher’s spot to first base a day after being hit by a pitch on the left knee. He has 13 hits in his last 25 at-bats, to a two-year, $20 million contract to return to Boston. With Kevin Garnett under contract, Paul Pierce on the verge of a new four-year deal and coach Doc Rivers also agreeing to return, the Celtics can keep together the core of the 2008 NBA champions for at least two

and saved his biggest shot for the fourth. Narveson’s throwing error on a bunt by Lincecum helped the Giants loaded the bases and Freddy Sanchez tripled to make it 7-1. Narveson walked two more to load the bases again and Posey homered off reliever Chris Capuano. Edgar Renteria, who’d been hitless in 16 atbats before two fourth-inning singles, drove in a run in the sixth. Torres doubled in two more in the inning to make it 15-1. Rickie Weeks homered off Lincecum in third. NOTES: The Brewers have one hit in their last 27 at-bats with runners in scoring position. According to STATS, the Giants last hit three homers in the first inning on Aug. 22, 1999, also against the Brewers. 16.3 points last season as the Celtics reached the NBA finals for the second time in three years.

Sports Digest
Prosecutor:Vick in confrontation before shooting
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The prosecutor says that Michael Vick was involved in a confrontation before a shooting following his birthday bash. C o m m o n w e a l t h ’s Attorney Harvey L. Bryant told the Associated Press Wednesday in a telephone interview that Vick was not in the area at the time of the shooting.

Clippers hire Del Negro as new coach
LOS ANGELES — Vinny Del Negro could have taken it easy after being fired by the Chicago Bulls. They still owe him money, so there was no pressing need to jump back on the NBA coaching carousel. Still, he couldn’t resist. Del Negro agreed to a three-year deal to coach the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, taking over a team that went 2953 last season and missed the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 years.

Celtics re-sign Ray Allen for two years, $20 million
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics’ new Big Three will stay together to try for a second NBA title. Ray Allen confirmed to the Associated Press on Wednesday night that he has agreed

Ray Allen

Michael Vick

more years. Allen’s agent, Lon Babby, told the AP that the second year is a player option. NBA teams are not allowed to sign free agents until Thursday. The deal was first reported by ESPN. Allen, who turns 35 this month, averaged



Thursday• July 8, 2010


Happy LeBron Day
By Tom Withers

AKRON, Ohio — More than two years of hype, drama, conjecture and expectation have dwindled to a few more hours. LeBron James’ big moment is here — not as an NBA champion but as a free agent. There will be no parade, no ring ceremony, no banner raising. Instead, on a prime time made-for-TV special his handlers contracted with ESPN, James will announce Thursday night where he’ll play next season and beyond. Fans from coast to coast will LeBron James tune in to watch, with the ones in his home state of Ohio praying they won’t have their hearts broken again. The Decision, it’s been dubbed. In Cleveland, they can only hope it doesn’t join The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot and The Move in the lexicon of sports misery. James has kept everyone waiting. It’s time to come clean. “I’ll be watching,” said fellow free agent superstar Dwyane Wade, who agreed to resign with Miami on Wednesday and may be trying to recruit James. “We’ve scheduled it. I’ll make sure I’m in front of the TV tomorrow

at 9 p.m. to watch like everyone else.” James will announce his plans within the first 10 minutes of the special, Norby Williamson, ESPN’s vice president of production, told the Associated Press. He said sportscaster Jim Gray, who was hand-picked by James’ team, will handle the introduction, announcement and initial questions. A person familiar with the plans tells the AP the interview will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Conn. James offered no hints about his plans on his final, full day of free agency. His secret remains safe, despite an information frenzy and growing speculation the 25-year-old superstar might join Olympic teammates Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, a move that would rock the league. That’s exactly what new Cavs coach Byron Scott doesn’t want. He showed up unannounced at James’ summer camp at the University of Akron and spent an hour watching the two-time MVP and Cleveland players Jamario Moon, Danny Green, Christian Eyenga and assistant coach Chris Jent scrimmage. Scott, who was part of the Cavs’ presentation team that wooed James last week at the megastar’s business office in downtown Cleveland, said he did not speak with James but was keeping his fingers and toes crossed that James’ loyalty to his home state will sway his decision. They’re going to need some help. Regardless of whether James comes to Miami, the Heat still have only four players currently in the picture for this coming season: Wade, Bosh, Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers. Miami is deeply in discussions with several free agents, including Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller, Raymond Felton and Udonis Haslem — whom Wade has played with in all seven of his previous seasons. Haslem and Bosh play the same position, and like Wade, are represented by the same agent, Henry Thomas. Bosh’s arrival figures to make it more difficult for Haslem — who has other offers — to stay in Miami. The Raptors do have several sign-and-trade options from teams interested in acquiring Bosh, who averaged career-bests of 24.0 points and 10.8 rebounds last season for Toronto. Miami came into the free-agent period with around $44 million of cap space, not including $16 million or so earmarked for Wade, thanks to years of avoiding just about any deal where money would have been committed for the 2010-11 season.


Seven-time winner Lance Armstrong briefly pulls ahead of Tour de France leader Fabian Cancellara,who is 2 minutes,30 seconds ahead of Armstrong after Wednesday’s Stage 3.

‘Bad luck’plaguing Armstrong
By Jamey Keaten

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thrilled with how free agency played out. He, James and Bosh were the three kingpins of this long-hyped market, a trio of All-Stars who came into the league together seven years ago and structured their last contracts just to hit the open market together this summer, the last under the current terms of the league’s collective bargaining agreement. They’ve talked often about playing together. Now, the ball is clearly in King James’ court. “I expect us to compete for a championship,” Bosh told ESPN. “I think both Dwyane and I, we both wanted an opportunity where right away we would be competing. ... We’re ready to sacrifice a lot of things in order to do that. It’s not about the money. It’s not about anything else except for winning. I’m a winner. Dwyane’s a winner. We’re going to bring winning to Miami.”

REIMS, France — Lance Armstrong’s flat tire has done more than just deflate some of his hopes for another Tour de France victory. It’s also caused a bit of second-guessing within his RadioShack team. Before Wednesday’s flat fourth stage, won by Italy’s Alessandro Petacchi in a sprint, Armstrong said he and his teammates could have better managed the cobblestones where he punctured a tire and lost time the previous day. Wednesday’s ride didn’t shake up the overall standings, with Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara retaining the yellow jersey, and many riders were still pondering the blows suffered by Armstrong and RadioShack on Tuesday. “In hindsight, as a team, I think we all agree we could have ridden differently yesterday,” Armstrong said. “You can look at the position we went into the cobbles (in), you can look at perhaps the amount of the time we spent on the sides, which I think has an effect.” He said “you obviously get more flats” on the roadsides instead of the cobblestones. Some riders use the sides to avoid the jarring bumps over the stones. While Armstrong took about 45 seconds to get a new tire, rivals like Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck zoomed ahead to gain seconds that will be valuable when the three-week race reaches the mountains later on. It was a far cry from Armstrong’s seven-year domination at the Tour from 1999 to 2005, when he often lavished praise on teammates for their help in his victories — and when luck, more often

than not, was on his side. Now, he’s trailing, and the blame is to be shared. “Like they say, you create your own luck, and we created our bad luck yesterday,” Armstrong said. “We made our luck, we can’t blame anybody but ourselves.” Armstrong received a huge fan ovation as he left the team bus Wednesday. He took so long getting to the start line that he didn’t sign in at the starter’s podium — and got a $94 fine for it. The overall standings remained the same after Wednesday’s 95.4-mile ride from Cambrai to the champagne capital Reims — a mostly flat trek that was tailor-made for sprinters. Lampre rider Petacchi earned his second stage victory this year in a mass sprint, with Armstrong and other title contenders finishing safely in the pack with the same time: 3 hours, 34 minutes, 55 seconds. Cancellara did too, and retained the yellow jersey for a fourth day. Armstrong crossed 36th, Contador was 32nd and Schleck placed 58th. Johan Bruyneel, RadioShack’s manager and Armstrong’s longtime mentor, said the Texan and the team “are all disappointed” because of his loss of time against Schleck and Contador — two strong climbers who will be tough to get ahead of in the Alps and Pyrenees. “But it’s two and a half weeks to go, what happens to us today can happen to somebody else tomorrow,” Bruyneel said. Overall, among the title contenders, two-time Tour runner-up Cadel Evans was third, 39 seconds back, Schleck sixth, 1:09 back, Contador ninth, 1:40 back, and Armstrong 18th, 2:30 behind.


Thursday• July 8, 2010

finals with some of soccer’s greatest players, but each time the host nation — West Germany and then Argentina — beat Oranje teams with a reputation for overconfidence. After Tuesday’s 3-2 semifinal win over Uruguay, coach Bert van Marwijk is determined to make sure that his team’s 10-game winning streak — including six at this tournament — does not create the same problem. Van Marwijk’s memories of the 1974 tournament, when the Dutch thrilled the world only to fall 2-1 to the Germans, are too strong ahead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning before Foster City tied it with two in the third. Foster City then took its only lead, 3-2, with a run in the fourth before South City answered with four in the bottom half. Undeterred, Foster City tied things up once again with a three-run sixth, but South City scored the decisive blow with the game-winning run in the bottom half. David Jimenez drew a one-out walk, Omar Reyes reached on a bunt single and Dan Strupeni walked to load the bases. Greg Bildhauer followed with a sacrifice fly to left field to score Jimenez for the game-winner. Freitas pointed to Bildhauer’s at-bat and Brett Bolentini’s two-run double with two outs in the fifth as examples of his team’s clutch situational hitting. “It’s something we work on a lot,” said Freitas, who has been managing South City since 1977. “When our kids get opportunities, they usually take advantage of them. I can’t say enough about the kids to go 16-3 (in league) after losing our ace up with Stoudemire? The Knicks still won’t be much better than they have the last few years, as now power forward David Lee is rumored to want out. The big question about LeBron is: What does he want his legacy to be? Is he about money, glitz or championships? Can he figure out a way to combine all three? Hitting the trifecta is probably not feasible. While the most glamorous town might be New York, the Knicks are probably the furthest away from competing for a championship. Chicago might have the talent, but trying to replace Michael Jordan? Good luck with that. Miami might have the best nightlife and good talent, the money just won’t be there. So that leaves LeBron — back in Cleveland. It’s the place where he can make the most money — because of NBA rules, the Cavaliers can offer more money on a returning free agent than he can get from a For Germany, it’s yet another disappointment. The three-time champs were making their third straight trip to the World Cup semifinals. Yet just like in 2006, they are headed for the third-place game. “The disappointment is very big. We had a lot as our goal and we didn’t succeed,” said captain Philipp Lahm, who was in tears after the game. “Right now, I really don’t feel like playing for third place.” Indeed, the Germans looked devastated. Bastian Schweinsteiger was on his knees for several minutes, and not even a consoling pat on the back from Puyol helped. The Germans retooled their team after the Euros loss in Vienna, bringing in youngsters such as Mesut Oezil, Sami Khedira and goalfor him to let his players fall to the same weakness. “Often when we start beating people, we become overly confident and then we are sent home,” Van Marwijk said. “We did lose the match whereas we should have won it because we played wonderfully well. Dutch great “Johan Cruyff was the best football player that ever existed.” The Netherlands could face Germany in the final — or Spain, depending on the outcome of Wednesday’s semifinal. who was also one of our top two hitters.” That would be Joe Marcucci, who suffered a torn ACL two weeks into the season. However, the Indians persevered through a potentially devastating loss. Brandon Low, who started Wednesday’s game and allowed two earned runs over five innings in a no-decision, developed into the ace South City needed when Marcucci went down. “B-Low has been excellent for us,” Freitas said. “The last game Brandon pitched, he didn’t get out of the first inning, but he came back strong today. He never had two bad outings in a row all year, and we had confidence in him that he could throw strong again.” South City reliever Ramzy Azar had a rough sixth inning, with Foster City tying the score at 6, before retiring the side in order in the seventh to ice the outcome. Both teams had eight hits. Shun Okai, Andrew Jew and Faraz Fatemi led Foster City with two hits apiece. Jew’s two-run single in the top of the new team. Also, while we’ve seen Cleveland’s faults in the playoffs, the Cavaliers were still a damn good team the last several seasons. While LeBron may end up folding this hand, it’s only one. And when you are the chip leader, you can afford to lay down good cards every now and then, especially if you know you’re beat. *** What started with 32 teams June 11 is down the final two as the World Cup comes to a close. In the semifinals, Netherlands beat Uruguay 3-2 Tuesday, while Spain got past Germany 1-0 Wednesday. Here are a couple of interesting tidbits to keep you interested in the Cup. • Despite having long, storied, successful soccer histories, the Spain-Netherlands winner will be a World Cup champion for the first time. Netherlands has been to the finals scoring machine Thomas Mueller, who was suspended against Spain after picking up a second yellow card in the quarters. The newcomers infused Germany with a speed and smoothness few other teams could match, and it rolled over old rivals England and Argentina by a combined score of 8-1. But there’s something about Spain that brings out the worst in the Germans, and they looked as if they were back in Vienna for much of the night. Those counterattacks that were so devastating against England and Argentina never really materialized, and the midfield spacing that had been so impressive was almost nonexistent. Then again, making opponents look bad is becoming Spain’s trademark.


Dutch ready to play smart game in World Cup final

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — No style points. Winning is what matters. After losing in their two previous trips to the World Cup final, the Netherlands is determined not to let its flashy play get ahead of going home with the big prize. “We know we can play football,” Dutch captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst said. “To be mentally strong is now most important.” The Netherlands reached the 1974 and ’78

Assistant coach Frank de Boer was a defender in 1998 when the Dutch last reached the semifinals — only to be eliminated by Brazil in a penalty shootout. He says the character of the Dutch team has changed over the years. “In ’98, we were happy just to get in the semis and could play Brazil,” he said. He noticed the same attitude among the Uruguay players Tuesday night and felt a win was coming from the moment the Netherlands players first stepped on the field. sixth made it 6-6. Bolentini was the lone South City player to record two hits, but leadoff man Jimenez reached base in all four of his plate appearances and scored three times. While Landwehr said it was a tough defeat, he’s excited to see how his team does in sectionals, which will be a double-elimination format. Foster City conceivably has the pitching depth and cohesiveness to make a deep run in sectionals. “The one thing I really like is this team has been together all year,” Landwehr said. “They’re playing with a lot of chemistry and it shows on the field.” The same can be said about the Indians, who pulled out a 9-8 win over Redwood City in a taut semifinal. “These guys have played well all season,” Freitas said. “It’s great to see them rewarded with a championship.” two previous times: 1974 and 1978, losing to West Germany and Argentina. Spain, incredibly, has never even been to final. It had never advanced past the quarterfinals until this year. • This will be the 19th World Cup final, but Sunday’s winner will only be the eighth World Cup champion. There are five teams with multiple titles and two one-time winners. Brazil leads the way with five World Cup championships, followed by Italy (4), Germany (3), Argentina and Uruguay (2), England and France (1). • Unlike nearly every other professional sporting event, the World Cup actually plays a third-place game. Uruguay and Germany will face off Saturday.
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runner picked off first and on four other occasions its players were gunned down trying to leg out an extra base. “We typically pride ourselves on baserunning and today we made mistake, after mistake, after mistake,” Foster City manager Dusty Landwehr said. “I don’t know if it was a lack of focus or what, but it’s tough because the kids fought hard and we had opportunities. You just can’t make all the mistakes we did in a close game like this. I guess we were a little too aggressive with our baserunning and it came back to bite us in the ass.” Even though both teams committed costly mistakes, they engaged in a back-and-forth duel worthy of a championship bout. South City went

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Perhaps using some fuzzy math, any of the aforementioned teams could, conceivably, work the numbers to land LeBron. Bosh and Wade have reportedly agreed to less money in hopes of leaving enough for LeBron — assuming he wants to play for less money. Even without factoring money into the equation, perception has now changed about LeBron. Coming into free agency, he was to be the pied piper, with the NBA — teams, coaches and players — blithely falling in behind him. It’s not working out that way and now LeBron will appear to be the one following others. Think LeBron could ever be “The Man” in Miami with Wade around? Hooking

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When the final whistle sounded, the Spanish players on the field thrust their arms in the air while the substitutes raced onto the field. Two teammates grabbed Villa, who has scored all but two of Spain’s goals here, and carried him on their shoulders. In the stands, Spanish fans partied deep into the night, waving flags, banging on drums and singing chorus after chorus of “Ole! Ole! Ole!” “We worked hard to get here and now we have made the final,” Villa said. “It’s a great thing.”

“We can say Germany wasn’t as good as we thought they’d be today,” Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said. “But that is due to the excellent performance of our team.” Spain has been the best team in Europe — all the world, really — for much of the last four years. It’s lost all of two games since November 2006, one a shocker to Switzerland in the group-stage opener. With all but two of the starting lineup playing for either Barcelona or Real Madrid, the Spanish play with a seamlessness and fluidity that’s almost intuitive. “They have been playing together for several years, they are very cohesive, their moves come automatically,” German striker Miroslav Klose said. “They were simply the better team.”


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BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE—Suspended minor league players RHP Daury Aquino (N.Y.Yankees), RHP Alexander de los Santos (N.Y.Yankees),C Jhancarlos Infante (Tampa Bay), RHP Joel Matos (Arizona) and RHP Freddy Rodriguez (Kansas City) 50 games after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. BOSTON RED SOX—Selected the contract of 1B Ryan Shealy from Pawtucket (IL). Designated INF Niuman Romero for assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Placed RHP Jake Peavy on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jeffrey Marquez from Charlotte (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Alexander Burgos, C Bryan Holaday and 2B Corey Jones. CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled RHP Mitch Atkins from Iowa (PCL). Placed RHP Brian Schlitter on the 15day DL,retroactive to July 3. COLORADO ROCKIES—Placed 1B Todd Helton on the 15-day DL.Selected the contract of INF Brad Eldred from Colorado Springs (PCL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with OF Ariel Ovando on a minor league contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed RHP Adam Ottavino on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 4. Recalled LHP Evan MacLane from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Traded RHP Sean Gallagher to Pittsburgh for cash considerations. BASKETBALL LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Named Vinny Del Negro coach. SACRAMENTO KINGS—Signed center DeMarcus Cousins. FOOTBALL DENVER BRONCOS—Claimed OL Kirk Barton off waivers from the Detroit Lions. HOCKEY ATLANTA THRASHERS—Re-signed Eric Boulton. BUFFALO SABRES—Signed C Rob Niedermayer to a one-year contract. COLORADO AVALANCHE—Signed F Brandon Yip to a two-year contract. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Signed G David LeNeveu to a one-year contract. DETROIT RED WINGS—Re-signed F Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract. MINNESOTA WILD—Signed G Dennis Endras to a one-year contract.

ATP World Tour Campbell’s Hall of Fame At The International Tennis Hall of Fame Newport,R.I. Purse: $500,000 Surface: Grass Singles Second Round Mardy Fish (5),United States,def.Somdev Devvarman,India,6-2,6-0. Brian Dabul, Argentina, def. Go Soeda, Japan, 7-5, 6-2. Dustin Brown,Jamaica,def.Sam Querrey (1),United States,6-4,6-3. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, def. Rajeev Ram (7), United States,5-7,6-1,7-6 (3). Frank Dancevic,Canada,def.Nicolas Mahut,France, 7-6 (5),6-3. Olivier Rochus (4), Belgium, def. Sergei Bubka, Ukraine,6-3,6-3. Richard Bloomfield, Britain, def. Santiago Giraldo (2),Colombia,6-3,7-6 (5). Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Denis Kudla, United States,7-5,7-6 (5). Doubles First Round Jonathan Erlich, Israel, and Scott Lipsky, United States,def.Ross Hutchins,Britain,and Jordan Kerr (3), Australia,6-3,6-2.

NOTE:Three points for victory,one point for tie. Sunday’s results Colorado 1,New York 1,tie Los Angeles 3,Seattle FC 1 Thursday’s game Real Salt Lake at Chicago,5:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Colorado at Toronto FC,9 a.m. San Jose at Philadelphia,3 p.m. D.C.United at New York,4:30 p.m. Los Angeles at New England,4:30 p.m.

Semifinals Spain 1,Germany 0
In Durban Germany 0 0 — 0 Spain 01—1 First half—None. Second half—1, Spain, Carles Puyol 1, 73rd minute. Shots—Germany 5,Spain 13. Shots On Goal—Germany 2,Spain 5. Offsides—Germany 2,Spain 1. Fouls Committed—Germany 9,Spain 6. Fouls Against—Germany 6,Spain 9. Corner Kicks—Germany 6,Spain 7. Referee—Viktor Kassai, Hungary. Linesmen— Gabor Eros,Hungary;Tibor Vamos,Hungary. A—60,960. Lineups Germany: Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm, Arne Friedrich, Per Mertesacker, Jerome Boateng (Marcell Jansen, 52nd); Sami Khedira (Mario Gomez,81st),Bastian Schweinsteiger,Piotr Trochowski (Toni Kroos, 62nd), Mesut Ozil; Lukas Podolski,Miroslav Klose. Spain:Iker Casillas;Sergio Ramos,Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila; Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso (Carlos Marchena,90th,injury time), Andres Iniesta, Xavi; Pedro (David Silva, 86th), David Villa (Fernando Torres,81st).

Summer Baseball Peninsula Colt League playoffs
Championship game at Lara Field South City 7,Foster City 6 FC 002 013 0 — 6 8 1 SSF 200 041 x — 7 8 4 WP — Azar. LP — Donati. 2B — (S) Bolentini. Multiple hits — (F) Okai 2,Jew 2,Fatemi 2;(S) Bolentini 2. Multiple RBI — (F) Jew 2; (S) Bildhauer 2, Azar 2, Bolentini 2.

Connie Mack
Fourth of July tournament In Sacramento West Bay Barons 9 Bay Valley Bombers 6 WB 000 015 03 — 9 10 5 BV 112 110 00 — 6 9 5 WP — Barri.LP — Worley.2B — (BV) Daniels.Multiple hits — (WB) Redburn 2, Garcia 2, Kunkel 2; (BV) Del Dotto 2, Daniels 2. Multiple RBI — (WB) Galvan 2,McEntee 2.Record — West Bay 9-13.

Wednesday’s results Detroit 4,Baltimore 2 Toronto 6,Minnesota 5 Tampa Bay 6,Boston 4 Texas 4,Cleveland 3 N.Y.Yankees 6,Oakland 2 Kansas City 7,Seattle 3 L.A.Angels at Chicago White Sox,late Thursday’s games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 8-6) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 7-7),11:05 a.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 7-7) at Toronto (Cecil 7-5),4:07 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 5-4) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 5-9),4:10 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 3-10) at Texas (Tom.Hunter 50),5:05 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (Pettitte 10-2) at Seattle (J.Vargas 6-4), 7:10 p.m. AL LEADERS BATTING—MiCabrera,Detroit,.347;Morneau,Minnesota,.345;Hamilton,Texas,.340;Cano,New York, .337;ABeltre,Boston,.334;Guerrero,Texas,.330;DeJesus,Kansas City,.329. RUNS—Youkilis,Boston,66;Crawford,Tampa Bay, 64; MiCabrera,Detroit,63; Cano,New York,59. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 73; Guerrero, Texas, 72; ARodriguez,New York,67;Hamilton,Texas,63;Longoria, Tampa Bay, 61; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 60; Konerko,Chicago,58. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 111; ISuzuki, Seattle, 111; Cano, New York, 110; MYoung,Texas, 106; ABeltre, Boston,105;MiCabrera,Det.,105;DeJesus,KC,103. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 26; ABeltre, Boston, 25; Butler, Kansas City, 25; Markakis, Baltimore, 25; Morneau, Minnesota,25;VWells,Toronto,25. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 22; MiCabrera, Detroit,21;Hamilton,Texas,21;Konerko,Chicago,20; Guerrero, Texas, 19; VWells, Toronto, 19; Morneau, Minnesota,18. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 32; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 29; RDavis, Oakland, 26; Gardner, New York,24;Podsednik,Kansas City,24;BUpton,Tampa Bay,24; Figgins,Seattle,23. PITCHING—Price,Tampa Bay,12-4;Sabathia,New York, 11-3; Pettitte, New York, 10-2; PHughes, New York, 10-2; Lester, Boston, 10-3; Buchholz, Boston, 10-4;Verlander,Detroit,10-5. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 130; FHernandez, Seattle, 122; Lester, Boston, 118; Liriano, Minnesota,116; Morrow,Toronto,107.

Wednesday’s results Atlanta 7,Philadelphia 5 Washington 7,San Diego 6 Cincinnati 3,N.Y.Mets 1 Houston 6,Pittsburgh 3 San Francisco 15,Milwaukee 2 Colorado 8,St.Louis 7 Chicago Cubs 8,Arizona 3 Florida 4,L.A.Dodgers 0 Thursday’s games Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 1-6) at Houston (Oswalt 510),11:05 a.m. San Francisco (Zito 7-4) at Milwaukee (M.Parra 3-5),11:10 a.m. St.Louis (Carpenter 9-2) at Colorado (Jimenez 141),12:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 8-2) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-3),4:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 9-4) at Washington (Atilano 6-5), 4:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 7-5) at Arizona (R.Lopez 4-7), 6:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 4-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-4),7:10 p.m. NL LEADERS BATTING—Prado, Atlanta, .336; Ethier, Los Angeles,.322;Polanco,Philadelphia,.318;DWright,New York,.316;Votto,Cincinnati,.313. RUNS—BPhillips,Cincinnati,65;Prado,Atlanta,61; Kemp,Los Angeles,57; Uggla,Florida,56. RBI—DWright,New York,64;Howard,Philadelphia, 62; Hart, Milwaukee, 61; Pujols, St. Louis, 61; Votto, Cincinnati,59; CYoung,Arizona,59. HITS—Prado,Atlanta,121;BPhillips,Cincinnati,107; DWright,New York,100; Howard,Philadelphia,98; Loney,Los Angeles,98;Byrd,Chicago,97;Braun,Milwaukee,96. DOUBLES—Byrd,Chicago,27;Werth,Philadelphia, 26; Dunn, Washington, 25; Holliday, St. Louis, 25; Prado,Atlanta,25; DWright,New York,25. HOME RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 21; Dunn,Washington,20;Pujols,St.Louis,20;Hart,Milwaukee,19; Reynolds, Arizona, 19; Fielder, Milwaukee, 18; AdGonzalez,San Diego,17; Rolen,Cincinnati,17. PITCHING—Jimenez,Colorado,14-1;Wainwright, St. Louis, 12-5; Pelfrey, New York, 10-3; Halladay, Philadelphia,10-7; 8 tied at 9. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum,San Francisco,131;Wainwright, St. Louis, 123; JoJohnson, Florida, 123; Gallardo,Milwaukee,122; Dempster,Cubs,120.


Thursday• July 8, 2010



Around the world
More than 50 killed in attacks across Baghdad
BAGHDAD — Militants struck across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, killing more than 50 people, including 32 in a suicide bombing that targeted pilgrims commemorating a revered Shiite saint, Iraqi police said. The attacks — the deadliest of which occurred in northern Baghdad’s predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah — offered a clear indication of the push by insurgents to exploit Iraq’s political vacuum and destabilize the country as U.S. troops head home. Police said the bloody suicide bombing that killed 32 and wounded more than 90 people, split the hot Wednesday evening air as Shiite pilgrims were about to cross a bridge leading to the a shrine in the Shiite Kazimiyah neighborhood where a revered imam is buried.

Running of the bulls begins
By Alan Clendenning

Church: Cuba offers to free 52 political prisoners
HAVANA — The Roman Catholic Church said Wednesday that Cuba has agreed to free 52 political prisoners and allow them to leave the country in what would be the island’s largest mass liberation of dissidents since Pope John Paul II visited in 1998. Five would be released in a matter of hours and planned to head into exile in Spain, while the remaining 47 would be liberated in “a process that will take three or four months starting now,” according to the statement by the office of Havana’s Roman Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Jaime Ortega. The deal was announced following a meeting between President Raul Castro and Ortega.

PAMPLONA, Spain — Thousands of daredevils dashed through Pamplona’s historic old quarter Wednesday for a goring-free first bull run at the San Fermin fiesta, a raucous event that ushers in Spain’s summer party season. An 18-year-old runner from Melbourne, Australia, suffered three fractured vertebrae and was in serious condition at a hospital, and a 20-year old Spanish man received an eye injury but was in less serious condition, Navarra state government said on its web site. The thrillseekers raced to keep ahead of six fighting bulls and six bell-tinkling steers tasked with trying to keep the beasts together along the 930-yard (850-meter) course from a holding pen to the bull ring in this northern city. Several runners were knocked to the ground and some were trampled on by the animals weighing more than 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms), but there were no gorings. The Navarra government statement did not say how the young Australian man was hurt while he ran. He and the injured Spaniard were identified only by their initials. The 8 a.m. daily run is the highlight of the nine-day street drinking festival, and comes after a full day and night of hard partying. Dozens of runners, dressed in the festival’s traditional white shirts and pants with red sashes, sang a chant to a statue of San Fermin at the start of the route seconds before a firecracker rocket blast signaled the release of the bulls from the pen.


A fighting cow leaps over revellers during festivities in the bull ring after the first running of the bulls on the second day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona,Spain.
Waiting on a corner was retired American pilot Peter Rostow, who then dashed about 35 yards (meters) alongside the bulls on a cobblestoned street before taking cover in a doorway, his heart pumping with adrenaline. He drank only water the day before to prepare. “I know bulls, but they came about a hundred times faster than I thought they would,” said Rostow, 58, of Austin, Texas. “I wasn’t prepared for that, and the intensity of the senses was overwhelming, the smell of the bulls, the sound of them running, and the fear.” The run, broadcast live on national television, lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, a relatively fast sprint that saw the bulls staying together and paying little attention to the runners. Spaniard Alfonso Gamboa didn’t run but said the race was considered a good one because the bulls stayed in a tight pack.

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Thursday• July 8, 2010


Groundskeeper shares lawn tips
By Dan Sewell

CINCINNATI — Each day, Doug Gallant focuses on keeping a nearly two-acre grassy field looking lush and green for potential critics, who range from star athletes who trod on it to tens of thousands of people who sit near it, to many more around the nation who see it on television. While you might hope your lawn just draws approving — perhaps envious — looks from the people on your block, the Cincinnati Reds’ head groundskeeper has some advice on how to improve it without making lawn care a full-time job. “It’s kind of a different world out on the field than on your home lawn, but there are some common things that work for both,” said Gallant, who has been in charge of the baseball team’s playing surface since 2001. “There’s no easy fix, but do just the basics and that should help. You get what you put into it.” An Ohio State University graduate in turfgrass management, Gallant has helped install sports fields from Miami to Qatar, and last year began offering tips to Reds fans via scoreboard video clips as part of The Scotts Co.’s Major League Baseball sponsorship. “He’s done a great job,” said David Williams, a University of Kentucky turfgrass scientist who takes students to view Gallant’s handiwork in Cincinnati. “I don’t usually watch baseball on TV, but when I see one of their games is on, I always pause for a minute or two to have a look at the field.” Here’s a starting nine from Gallant to boost your chances of winning the neighborhood pennant race for best lawn, with a caution that results can vary depending on grass, soil type and region:

plant is going to take that and store it all winter long,” Gallant said. “It’s going to give that plant good root development.” And for those focused on staying green, there are effective organic fertilizers available, he says.

Don’t make an error by not aerating, which opens up holes for air and water circulation. “It is really, really beneficial. That could be done once a month if a person had the time or money to do it,” Gallant said. There is a range of aerators or attachments to buy or rent, or lawn services usually offer aeration. Adding seed after aeration is a good way to fill in thin patches. Be cautious during the driest summer months, especially when the ground gets very hard. Aeration then can leave yellowish rings, Gallant says. Fall and early spring are the best times.

Grass generally needs an inch of water a week, Gallant says, which in a place like Ohio typically won’t fall from the sky in much of July and August. If you water with sprinklers or other means, he suggests adding the inch of water over two to three days, allowing it to soak in. Water at around 6-7 a.m., he says, when there’s no hot sun beating down. Watering in the evening leaves the grass sitting wet overnight, which makes it more vulnerable to fungus and disease.

Adding nitrogen to your lawn two to four times a year is helpful,especially once in autumn.
“The mowing frequency will help keep the lawn thick. You really don’t want to let your yard go two weeks without being mowed and let it get shin high.” Once a week can suffice, although Gallant compares mowing to exercising: Working out three times a week is better than once a week.

You should vary direction (such as side-to-side, front-to-back) in the way you mow. “You actually train grass almost like you train the hair on your head, if you’re parting your hair a certain way every time,” Gallant said. “Change directions to make that grass stand up and grow more vertically.” Changing direction at least every third mowing will help, he says. Never changing direction also can leave tire tracks in your lawn.

most. If you’re running over sticks, gravel and other rough debris, watch your grass for signs of tearing from dull blades. Gallant also suggests making sure mower tires are properly inflated, to avoid an uneven cut.

The best defense against weeds or nuisance plants is your grass itself. “People ask me why there aren’t any weeds out on the field; they’re surprised to hear we don’t spray with herbicides or weed killers,” Gallant said. “The main reason is we don’t have to, because the grass is growing so thick. The more aggressively you get the grass growing, it’s not going to give the weeds a chance.”

About 2.5 inches to 3 inches tall is good, Gallant said. Much taller, and the grass starts leaning over. When cutting, follow the “one-third rule”: “Don’t cut more than a third of the blade at once; you don’t want to shock the grass.” And it’s OK to leave those short clippings on the lawn. During the worst heat and dryness of summer, usually late July and August, Gallant suggests letting the grass go a half inch or so higher to provide the lawn more shade and reduce mowing frequency to every 10 days or so.

Because of time, expense or local water-use restrictions, it’s not possible for everyone to water their lawns. “It’s not terrible for a yard to go dormant,” Gallant said. “It will come back.” But if you do water, do it regularly. “If you’re not going to do it consistently, don’t water. You don’t want to kind of tease it and give it a little bit of water, so it comes back a little,” he said. If your yard goes dormant in summer, be aware that the grass becomes dry and fragile, so Gallant says restrict foot traffic across the lawn.

Keeping mower blades sharpened is crucial. “As those blades dull, you can really see — it’s like you’re cutting with a butter knife instead of a surgical knife,” Gallant said. “You’re just going to tear the grass, if not beat it down.” Sharpening once a month is ideal, but sharpening twice a year is OK for

Gallant says mowing two to three times a week is good for healthy grass growth, although probably not practical for many homeowners with jobs and commutes. “For most people, just getting the yard mowed is a challenge, and mowing is pretty important,” Gallant said.

Adding nitrogen two to four times a year is helpful, especially once in autumn. “That really is the best time to give it that shot of nitrogen because the






Thursday• July 8, 2010



A mini-orchard isn’t as hard as you might think
By Sean Conway

Fresh peaches are one of the true joys of summer, and in my opinion this fruit never tastes better than when it is picked ripe and juicy from the tree. If you dream of growing a peach tree or two in your own backyard, take heart: They’re not difficult to cultivate, and they grow surprisingly quickly. Most varieties bear fruit at a young age, so with the proper care you can be harvesting fruit within three to four years, which is much sooner than other tree fruit such as apples or pears. We associate peaches with the South, and indeed the southern two-thirds of the country has the best climate for growing them. But there are more than 2,000 varieties of peaches, and many are tolerant of colder climates. Selecting the right variety for your region will ensure success. The flesh of a peach can be either yellow or white, depending on the variety, and the fruit’s skin ranges in color from red to pink to yellow or a combination of the three. Most peach varieties were developed for fruit production, but there are a good number of ornamental trees grown for their flowers and foliage. Some of the latter have beautiful red leaves, while others are dwarf varieties perfect for containers on a sunny patio or deck. If you’d like to try growing peach trees, start by selecting a site in your yard that has

full sun, good air movement and welldrained soil. When selecting a tree, look for plants with healthy foliage and undamaged bark. Pruning is very important in raising peaches. The fruit is usually produced on secondyear wood, so you must always encourage new growth. Each winter, you want to prune about 30 percent of the new growth and any wood that is damaged or diseased. Most commercial peach production uses an open, vaselike form, but other pruning styles work as well. The goal of pruning is to encourage air and sun penetration, cull out damaged wood, and keeping the tree from getting so big that you can’t reach the peaches. The most important thing you can do to help ensure a healthy crop is to keep the area underneath the tree free of weeds and debris. Recently on “Cultivating Life,” my friend Skip Paul from Wishing Stone Farm in Little Compton, R.I., stopped by to share some tips on growing peaches. Skip’s farm is in southern New England, where winters get cold, but his peach orchard doesn’t seem to mind -- it produces some of the tastiest peaches this side of Georgia.

If you’d like to try growing peach trees, start by selecting a site in your yard that has full sun, good air movement and well-drained soil.
Skip has grown a lot of different peaches, and some of his favorites are listed below. Elberta Queen. A large, yellow-fleshed fruit great for canning or freezing. Saturn. A unique doughnut shaped peach with white flesh and a freestone. Early White Giant. An early, white-fleshed peach. White peaches usually are on the early side and are a little less acidic. Pink Cascade Weeping. An ornamental weeping peach 12 to15 feet tall with pink flowers in the spring. Bonfire. An interesting 4- to 5-foot tall ornamental peach with deep red foliage and fruit and beautiful pink and red flowers in the spring. Sensation Miniature. Another miniature tree that is great for container growing but that also produces full-sized edible fruit. To learn more about growing and pruning peaches, and to find some interesting recipes, watch the next episode of Cultivating Life on Sunday on WGN or visit the “Cultivating Life” website,

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Thursday• July 8, 2010


Wood can look good in every room
By Melissa Rayworth

What’s old — centuries old, even — is suddenly new again in home design. Wood, that ancient staple of interior decorating, has been getting fresh attention in every room of the house. Designers are mixing salvaged barn doors with new synthetic flooring that looks strikingly like the real thing. At the same time, faux wood-grain wallpaper and upholstery offer a nod to nature without hiding their artificiality. Designer and HGTV host Genevieve Gorder calls wood “the one medium that is eternal.” “It’s been in interiors since the beginning of time and it’s sitting in our front yards,” she says. “There’s nothing else like it.” Gorder, along with fellow designers Candice Olson and Vern Yip, judges the work of fledgling designers each week on HGTV’s “Design Star.” When we asked these experts which style ideas have their attention right now, all three mentioned wood. Wood is both natural and trend-proof, Olson says, and can bring a much-needed warmth and timelessness to modern rooms. Even people who love modern style, she says, don’t want a home “where everything looks like George Jetson lives there.” Likewise, in more traditional rooms, wood is being used in ways that add a dose of edgier style without clashing.

planks. “Anytime you have an entire wall of one material, wood or something else, it’s so striking,” he says. It caught on. Wood flooring is now being used to cover walls and ceilings. Old wooden platforms, says Yip, can also be hung up as art. That showcases a beautiful wood’s texture and color, Olson says. “It’s almost like it gets wasted on the floor,” she says. A wall or ceiling done in a given type of wood doesn’t mean you must use that type of wood elsewhere in the room. Mix old and new woods in different shades and textures, says Gorder: “If you just keep matching, it looks like a bad pantsuit.”

People are embracing reclaimed wood and giving it new life, Yip says. “We realize it’s not an infinite resource we can just keep exploiting,” he says. “It’s a natural extension of the green movement, colliding with the fact that we’re repurposing a lot of things these days.” And wood adds character to a room, the designers say. Old doors, shutters, crates and barns are being repurposed into furniture and floor or wall coverings. “It’s that soul you can’t buy off the showroom floor,” Gorder explains. Salvaged wood is refreshingly low-maintenance because scratches only add to its charm. “I have two young children under the age of 6,” Olson says. “So weathered finishes, they really speak to me.” Reclaimed flooring and furniture can be expensive, especially if you’re set on a particular item or type of wood. But, this being America, fake wood with a weathered “reclaimed” finish is available at a lower price than the real thing.

Years ago, Olson saw an entire wall of stacked wood in a building in Europe. The image stuck with her. She eventually created her own variations, arranging chopped logs from fallen trees within frames that are 6 inches deep. Lumber, especially the low grades that might otherwise be discarded by builders, can be used the same way. Gorder loves the look: “Really inexpensive,” she says, and “really powerful.” Whether dominating a whole wall or serving as an accent, these pieces of wood can be arranged to form a smooth surface or poke out from the wall at different lengths, creating a pattern. The contrast between order and chaos is central to the appeal: Essentially, “it’s a pile of sticks,” Olson says, but laid out “in an orderly, modern, refined way.”

Laminates and synthetics can help make a huge visual change on a relatively small budget. The technology has come far, and fakes are looking less fake these days. And because laminate flooring resists water fairly well,it is increasingly popular in kitchens,bathrooms and basements.

If you are going with an impostor, these designers say go all the way. They love the cheerful fakery of wall coverings and upholstery with wood-grain patterns. “You know a chair isn’t upholstered in wood, so that’s tongue-in-cheek,” Gorder says. “It’s playful.” Materials like these let designers take “nature and tradition, and stylize it” in unexpected ways, Olson says. In designing a line of wallpaper, she combined the look of wood grain with a metallic finish. “It’s that reference to a natural motif, but with the metallic, that makes it new and fresh and current.”

Several years back, Yip drew praise for designing a room with one wall covered in


Thursday• July 8, 2010


ple could inscribe. It was decided those bricks should be part of the stadium, which offered a way to showcase the names and supporters, explained Principal Jeff Gilbert. Unfortunately, the group was quite new at landscape design. An alumni, George Cintel, stepped forward to offer his expertise in the area. Cost estimates were gathered and came in around $32,000, which would nearly wipe out all the money raised. The Hillsdale community was faced with a difficult choice: Scale back the project or use volunteer labor. Volunteer labor presented problems of management and liability insurance. Bill Nack with the San Mateo County Labor Council was contacted in an effort to get skilled laborers. Nack knew local professionals would be willing to help. “We do this more than people know. Every year Rebuilding Together does house renovations and we help with that. All of our unions help with that. We live here in the community,” he said. Nack previously served on the board of Rebuilding Together Peninsula, a Redwood City nonprofit that partners with businesses to rehabilitate community organization facilities or the homes of those in need. Often the partner, in this case Hillsdale, provided the supplies, finances and volunteers. Nack suggested the Hillsdale project to Rebuilding Together Executive Director Seana O’Shaughnessy, who loved the idea. “It really was an example of what we feel we do best — truly pulling together community partners,” said O’Shaughnessy. While the school had a number of volunteers, it had limitations with managing the work. “We were the last piece of the puzzle, bringing people together,” she said, adding Rebuilding Together also brought tools. Parent Ivana Hansen, who is also a Hillsdale alumna, stopped by to help for a few hours this spring. “I think it’s beautiful,” Hansen said. “Rebuilding Together was very organized and handled all the materials and gave good direction to those helping out. It’s very serene; it’s a nice place to go and sit down and relax a little bit even. I think it’s beautifully done.” The walkway was dedicated this spring, but won’t really be used until the fall. It should be a true entryway at some point during the football season as the district recently decided to restore parking at the south corner of the school, which will then allow people to enter the stadium where the dedication walkway is located. striping, traffic signals and for funding local shuttles. The money can also be used for street sweeping and storm-inlet cleaning. Caltrain and SamTrans will get some of the money to provide services for people with disabilities. If the C/CAG board approves the resolution for a ballot measure it will also vote to spend $950,000 to pay for the Nov. 2 election. “Much of the money will go toward directly fixing streets and roads, which are in poor shape,” Napier said. “The fee will have a direct benefit to those paying the fee.” of the money would go toward administrative cost. Cities can use the money for pavement resurfacing, pothole repair, signage and Apple ditched a developer and his apps from iTunes after dozens of his titles mysteriously became best sellers over the holiday weekend. Developer Thuat Nguyen was banned for fraudulent purchases, according to the company. Some iTunes users had their accounts used to buy Nguyen’s book apps, which occupied 42 of the top 50 book apps sold in the store at one point over this past weekend. Nelson, of course, had never heard of Nguyen or his apps and also finds it hard to believe only 400 accounts were compromised. She has spent the week searching the Internet for news of the hack The store offers paid and free apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. ITunes’ servers, which hold users’ credit card information, were not comadding the decision to join was largely kid-driven. Hutt called the grouping a great example of shared services within school districts, a move which the governor has encouraged. When looking at elementary school districts in the consortium, the grand jury found the special education costs from the general fund to cost 7.7 percent on average. Other elementary school districts in the county, on the other hand, pay 11.8 percent on average. Some districts pay more than that. Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District, for example, puts 20.46 percent of its general fund toward special education costs — the highest percentage in the county. The district also has the largest percentage of students, 16.24 percent, enrolled in special education. Ravenswood Elementary School The City/County Association of Governments meets 6:30 p.m., tonight, San Mateo County Transit District Office, 1250 San Carlos Ave., second floor, San Carlos. promised, the company said. Apple will now require users to more frequently enter their credit card security code when making purchases or accessing iTunes from a new computer. ITunes fraud is the latest challenge for Apple. The company recently came under fire for antenna-reception issues with its new iPhone 4, as well as an AT&T security leak of some e-mail addresses of iPad 3G owners. For now, Nelson still has two iTunes accounts and has not been able to get Apple to cancel the old account yet. That effort was part of her day yesterday. “I was their biggest fan,” Nelson said. “But it’s day four and they still haven’t fixed my problem. I wish they would be straightforward. They need to protect their customers like they protect their stock holders.” District also pays more than the average from its general fund, 15.51 percent, followed by San Carlos Elementary School District at 14.44 percent and Burlingame Elementary School District with 13.25 percent. Looking at these high costs, the grand jury recommended districts not in the consortium should replicate such a partnership. Working together is only part of the solution. Advocating for the full funding promised under federal law while lobbying to maintain state education funding is also necessary, according to the report. To read the full report visit
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THURSDAY, JULY 8 Scan Photo Memories. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Computer Lab of Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. For more information call 326-2025. ‘Somalia: Pirates, Warlords and Militants of The Failed State’ Lecture. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $5 members and $7 non-members. To register call 326-2050. Lunch at Twin Pines Senior and Community Center. 11:30 a.m. 20 Twin Pines Lane in Belmont. Suggested donation is $3 for anyone 60 and over and $6 for all others. Reservations are required. For more information call 595-7444. Pre-Planning: Leave a Legacy of Love. Noon to 1 p.m. Cemetery Property Resales, 1528 S. El Camino Real, Suite 301, San Mateo. Free. Receive expert information on how to save on cemetery property costs, learn how to get a free will and long term health care. For more information contact Dealing with Contractors. Noon. San Mateo County Law Library, 710 Hamiliton St., Redwood City. Free. Learn about rights and responsibilities when planning and making home improvements. For more information call 363-4913. ‘Islam, Middle East and the New Obama Policy’ Lecture. 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $5 members and $7 non-members. To register call 326-2050. Parkinson’s Disease Patient Support Group. 1:30 p.m. Magnolia Retirement Center, 201 Chadbourne Ave., Millbrae. ‘Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise’ will be discussed. Free. For more information call 344-4276. Central Park Music Series. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central Park, Downtown San Mateo, 50 E. Fifth Ave. Featuring ‘The Release,’ a local band. Free. For more information call 522-7401. MyLiberty San Mateo Meeting. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. American Legion Hall, 130 South Blvd., San Mateo. MyLiberty will be hearing ideas to make a difference in the November elections. Free. For more information call 449-0088. Mary McLaughlin, Celtic Singer and Harpist Steve Coulter. 7 p.m. Pacifica Sanchez Library, 1111 Terra Nova Blvd., Pacifica. Free. For more information call 359-3397. San Mateo Members Council of the National Rifle Association. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 1304 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. For more information call (415) 2710424. FRIDAY, JULY 9 Transition from Office 2003 to 2007. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas. Learn how to transition from Office 2003 to 2007 and take advantage of all the new features. Previous computer basics and word processing suggested. Free. For more information contact Stories from the Past. 11 a.m. Wells Fargo Learning Center, San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Featuring Two Bears and How Hummingbird Got Fire. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students with ID. For more information call 299-0104. All American Celebration Luncheon with live entertainment. 11:15 a.m. San Carlos Adult Community Center, 601 Chestnut St., San Carlos. $12. For more information call 802-4384. All American July Birthday Lunch. Noon. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Lunch will feature cheddar cheeseburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni salad and birthday cake. $6 per person. To reserve a space call 5957444. Friday Movies for Everyone. 1:15 p.m. Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. ‘Law Abiding Citizen.’ Free. For more information call 780-7270. A General Art Show. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Betty Weber Gallery, SSF Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco. Free. The event features an exhibit of two dimensional works by local artists. Selected works will be available for purchase. For more information contact 829-3800. Foster City Summer Concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Leo Ryan Park, Shell and Hillsdale boulevards, Foster City. Featuring motown and soul music. Free. For more information contact 286-3380. SATURDAY, JULY 10 Bike 4 Breath Annual Bike Ride. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Life Technologies, 4000 E. Third Ave., Foster City. More than 500 bicyclists are expected at this year’s event, including a number of prominent Bay Area residents who have experienced their own battle with lung disease. Free. For more information call 994-5868. The Next Big One in Burlingame. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Tom Brocher of the U.S. Geological Survey will explain effective ways to properly prepare for when the next big earthquake hits the Bay Area. Free. For more information visit Bounce House. 10 a.m. to noon Peninsula Family YMCA. 1877 S. Grant St., San Mateo. Bounce the day away at the Bounce House. $1. For more information call 294-2604. 180 Prestigious Clay and Glass Artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Free. Members Gallery — Demonstrations. For more information call 329-2366. The Edwardian Era: Fashion, Hats and History. 1 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Members free, $5 adults, $3 seniors and students. For more information call Diane at 299-0104. Sahaja Meditation. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oshman Family JCC, Room G100, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. Sahaja meditation introductory class. For more information contact Art Reception and Show. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Avenue Art, 60 E. Third Ave., Suite 110, Downtown San Mateo. Features the oil paintings of Ed Burton, fused glass jewelry and accessories by Bea Sharp and paintings by Gay Gentry. Free. For more information call 579-4462. Artist’s Reception. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City. This is a wonderful chance to meet the artists and enjoy a summer evening viewing art. Free. For more information call 701-1018. SUNDAY, JULY 11 180 Prestigious Clay and Glass Artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Free. Members Gallery — Demonstrations. For more information call 329-2366. Book Nook Sale. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont. Buy one get one free. All proceeds go to Belmont Library. For more information call 593-5650. Environmental Art Workshop. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Local artists host a dropin environmental art workshop. For more information visit Concert in the Park: System 9. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Park, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Free. Music in the Park: Orchestra Borinquen. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave. Salsa music. Free. For more information call 558-7300 or visit

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known as Coach Mazz. Mazzoncini played football for Aragon High School and went on to play football at California State University, Hayward — now known as California State University, East Bay. He started his teaching career at Ralston Middle School in Belmont. Soon after, Mazzoncini was hired as the assistant varsity football coach and frosh-soph baseball coach at Carlmont. Mazzoncini transferred to Hillsdale in 1980 or 1981 and began to shine as both a coach and the dean of students. He quickly immersed himself in the school and left an indelible mark on generations of students who received guidance from him. Mazzoncini died Nov. 18, 2007 from complications associated with a rare disease called neurosarcoidosis. In November 2008, the stadium was named in Mazzoncini’s honor. Although naming was complete, fundraising was still underway to cover the stadium costs. Among the fundraising efforts was the sale of commemorative bricks that peo-

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“Cities are under huge pressure right now to provide services the state funded.” Survey results from a poll indicate 66 percent of likely voters would support the fee, according to a C/CAG staff report. About half the money raised, if the measure passes, will be doled out to cities based on population and road miles. Under the formula, the city of San Mateo would get about $375,000 annually for road fixes while Foster City would get about $106,000 annually. The other half, about $3.2 million, would go toward funding transit operations including services for seniors and people with disabilities. About 5 percent

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card’s security company Sunday, July 4 because of some uncharacteristic purchases charged to her card. After contacting Apple’s customer support, she said she was advised to call the police and cancel the card. Nelson unknowingly had two iTunes accounts. She attempted to update her account in December with new credit card and contact information and somehow ended up with two accounts. It was her older account that the charges came to, an account Nelson rarely uses. The culprit in all this resides in Vietnam.

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joined together as the North County Special Education Consortium in 2006 to share services. In 2008, the San Bruno Park Elementary School District joined. David Hutt, superintendent of the San Bruno Park Elementary School District, said joining did have a dollars and cents aspect, but there are other benefits. For example, kids are placed in classrooms closer to home. This may not seem like a significant change, but taking classes amongst local kids gives children a chance to meet friends they can play with after school. “It’s something you don’t think about a lot. Who are the kids going to play with when they’re home?,” Hutt said,


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Be careful not to let
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Find talented people who share your interests and work in close tandem with them in the year ahead, if you want to advance yourself. These types may not only generate successful endeavors, but also set an example for you to follow.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) - If you need to purchase an expensive item about which you have little expertise or know little about, take along someone who is knowledgeable on such things. lEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Don’t be so sure of things that you
leave yourself open for making a big mistake. When you think you have the upper hand, walk slowly and watch for the unexpected to occur.

AQuARIuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - If you are experiencing an uncooperative spirit from too many people, perhaps you need to ask yourself if it is deserved. Examine your past behavior to see if you set that example. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Being fearful of disappointing a friend isn’t reason enough to make a serious commitment that would put you in a bind. Do what is best for you and your family first. Only then do for others. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Usually you’re a pretty carefree
person, with friends and family finding you quite accommodating, but not so this time. For personal reasons, you might be holding a pity party for yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Before hiring anyone to do a big job, be sure to check out the person’s credentials and terms of service very carefully. Unless the documents are in order, find someone else. lIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Don’t feel that you have to keep
up with the Joneses in order to be accepted. You’ll do yourself a grave disfavor if you start purchasing items you can’t afford in order to try to keep up. Others really don’t care.

TAuRuS (April 20-May 20) - There are days when you simply want to be left alone, and this could be one of those times, which is well and good. However, this must not be carried to the point of being rude to others. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Much to the chagrin of all your companions, you might display a strong inflexibility on your viewpoints and opinions. Try to get back in character as quickly as you can.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - The best way to avoid trouble
for the entire family is to follow the old adage: “Be sure what you see here and say here, stays hear when you leave here.”


SAGITTARIuS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Don’t knuckle under to an arrogant companion who makes a lot of noise but never accomplishes anything of value. Remember, a mouse may learn to roar like a lion, but it is still just a mouse.

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304 Furniture
BUFFET - 72 inches long, walnut shade $50. (650)692-3517 CHAIR WITH matching automan good condition $50., (650)573-6981 CHAIR, IKEA. Very Good cond. Recliner shaped, flexible. Lt brown wood on canvas 26-1/2"x38”x29" $15. 650-704-2497. CHAIR: BLUE upholstered swivel rocker w/matching footstool. Good condition. $50. (650) 347-6473 CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 COFFEE TABLE - Square, oak Coffee Table with leather top, $30., (650)7711888 COFFEE TABLE SQUARE shaped. Lightweight, 28”x28x19" includes large storage space, $11 650-704-2497 CURIO CABINET Hand tooled lighted Curio cabinet Blonde 5.5" X 23" X 1.5" $98. San Mateo. 650619-9932 DESK 60 inches w 28 inches h 30 inches d two shelf extension 4 drawers $60 (650)364-7777. DESK, EXTRA LONG. LIKE new. Brown wood .5 drawers; 2 sliding doors. 18"x28"x72"$18. 650-704-2497 DINING TABLE with 4 chairs 2 leafs $95. (650)483-3693 DINING TABLE with 4 chairs with leaf light wood 42 x 34 $99. (650)341-1645 DIRECTORS TYPE CHAIR with leather seat, $35., (650)355-2996 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Oak wood, great condition, glass doors, fits large TV, 2 drawers, shelves , $100/obo. (650)261-9681 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - White oak wash, holds 27” TV with storage, $65., (650)619-2076. FANCY COCKTAIL SIDE TABLE - 2 door, 1 drawer, excellent condition, antique, $95. obo, (650)349-6059. FRAMED MIRRORS - Pair of dark walnut, simple framed mirrors, 29” X 22”, perfect, each $25., pair $44., (650)3446565 FRENCH END TABLE - exquisite inlaid rich mahogany wood, custom glass tray, 20” x 27” X 19”H, $100., (650)347-5104 HOSPITAL BED - Head and foot electrical, SOLD! HUTCH - maple finish, 4 shelves, 52 inch W, $75., (650)341-1645 MAHOGANY BEDROOM DRESSER 37 L x 19 W 9 drawers and attached mirror 37 H x 36 W , $75., (650)341-1645 OTTOMAN/ FOOTREST Clean. Like new. Circular. Light brown 'felt like' material. $6.Call cell: 650-704-2497 PATIO TABLE round 48 inches across $40 obo (650)349-6059. PATIO TABLE: 40-inch diameter round glass-top table w/2 chairs. $50. (650) 347-6473 PEDESTAL TABLE beautiful, round, wood inlay, $90/obo, (415)271-7602 RECLINING CHAIR soft green $50. (650)692-3517 ROCKING CHAIR white with gold trim excel cond $100. 650-755-9833 ROLL-A-WAY SUPERB, wood bookcase/entertainment center $70. (415)585-3622 SOFA - floral, (650)692-3517 light colors, $95.




VICTORIAN VICTON talking machine1910, works and looks fine, $650., (650)579-7020 VINTAGE BASEBALL CARDS 60's-90's over 1500 cards some stars and hall of famers $20 all., (650)207-2712.

SILVER DOLLARS Any Condition I will pay $5.00 each!

294 Baby Stuff
DELUXE BABY STROLLER - good condition & ready to use, $25., (650)2782702

Wanting To Buy TIME CAPSULE BOOKS Hardbound or Paperback by Time, Inc. Volumes 1936-37-38 Call Dave

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

295 Art
PICTURE PAINTING "jack vettriano" Portland gallery 26 x 33. $65. (650)3451111. PICTURE WITH Frame Jack Vettriano with light attached $100. (650)867-2720

296 Appliances
DRYER SOLD! electric, like new, $100.,

(650)968-8141 299 Computers
APPLE COMPUTER with moniter & keyboard, SOLD! PORTABLE EXTERNAL hard drive small light 40GB $25. (650)219-7836

EMERSON MICROWAVE - Like new, $15., (650)367-8949 FOOD PROCESSOR Sumbeam, dual head. slices, chops, grinds, liquifies, etc. perfect condition, only $19 650-595-3933 MAYTAG WASHER & DRYER - $350., (650)341-2813 MINI FRIDGE - 34 inches high, runs well, $85., (650)355-2996 MINI-FRIDGE - 32" tall; White Kenmore $70. Call (650)229-4735 PORTABLE GE Dishwasher, excellent condition $75 OBO, (650)583-0245 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 TOASTER "PROCTOR Silex" one slice, works fine $5. (650)345-1111 VACUUM CLEANER heavy duty like new $45. (650)878-9542 WHIRPOOL FRIDGE side by side $100., (650)756-6778

306 Housewares
LUIGI BORMIOLI "Strauss" 9 oz. drinking glasses, set of 10 for $25. Discontinued, hard-to-find, matches "Strauss" 13.5 oz. Call (650)630-2329. NON-STICK TOP over pan, $3., SM, (650)343-7250 OVEN ROASTING PAN WITH RACK. New, non stick, large, never used $55., (650)341-0418 ROASTER OVEN up to 22lb Turkey NEW in Box - $30 Call (650)349-5749 TABLECLOTHS - Large, rectangular, $15 each (4), (650)679-9359 VASE - beautiful butterfly design, gold color, perfect condition, $25., (650)8672720

310 Misc. For Sale
DOG CAGE/GORILLA folding large dog cage good condition, 2 door with tray, $75.,(650)355-8949 ENGLISH BONE china cups and saucers $8/each. (650)692-3517 ETAGER over the toilet water tank - walnut, $25., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 GAS BBQ- complete, like new, bought for $400, sacrifice $100, top of the line, (818)970-1815, San Mateo. HENRY THE BOTTLE HOLDER -perfect condition from Bombay store discontinued, $100., (650)867-2720 HOOKED ON SCHOOL SUCCESS Learning System for ages 8-12,(Grades 3-6) - NEW - $50., Call (650)349-5749 JANET EVANOVICH hardback books (3) @ $3.00 each, (650)341-1861 KARASTAN AREA RUG - 5’ X 3’, 100% all wool, thick pile with fringe, solid color beige, very clean, $60., (650)347-5104 LAUNDRY OR SHOPPING CART folds with 4 wheels, $19., SM, (650)343-7250 MIRROR OCTAGON GOLD FRAME beveled edge new never hung 30 inches x 22 inches $40., (650)868-0436 PAPERBACK BOOKS (80) J.R Roberts Western Series (gunsmith) $30/all, (650)592-2648 PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER $300., (650)344-9783 -

312 Pets & Animals
COTON DE TULEAR PUPS Registerd, Champ sired, family raised with TLC. Exceptional Disposition, $1500., Call (503)651-2423
MULTIPOO PUP - White, female, beautiful! Shorkies, mixes $399 & up. (916)992-1453 ROYAL CANINE Vet. Diet misc. dry food for old or ailing, $25/ea. 2-Calorie Control CC 5lbs. or Urinary SO 5.5 lbs., ea. $10. All 5 bags for $50. (650)630-2329.

300 Toys
GIRLS PINK corevette life size runs good $75. (650)583-2767 RADIO CONTROLLED beetle buggy car never driven, still in box, $10., (408)2493858 SCOOTER "STREET SURFER" $30 obo never used, (650)349-6059

302 Antiques
ANTIQUE GRILL - Chrome art deco, $40., (650)207-2712 ANTIQUE SOLID mahogany knick-knack or bookshelf with 4 small drawers, good condition, $95., (650)726-2443 ANTIQUE STROMBERG – Carlson radio Floor modelm $75., needs new tubs, RWC, Photo by email:, (650)592-5591 ANTIQUE, RARE Butcher Block Table, with turned legs, 5 ft. x 3 ft. x 29 inches high. $1,300. (650)341-9404 BEVELED MIRRORS, VANITY, DRESSER with 8 drawers. 44W X 20D X 56H details. $840., (650)589-8356 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379 EDISON MODEL B STANDARD + 20 CYLINDERS OAK CASE - Serviced yearly, beautiful, $550.00 obo, (650)344-6565 ENGLISH ARMOIRE with stand. Bought for $415. Sacrifice for $330. (650)771-1888 PERSIAN RUG - Mashad 10ft 8in X 8ft., blue floral borders. Center medallion with beige feraghan design field, $2000, (650)726-4651.

316 Clothes
BLACK LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET - Large, water proof, new, $35., (650)342-7568 GARDENING GLOVES - 12 white large work gardening gloves, $5/dozen, SM, (650)343-7250 LADIES BLACK leather boots, size 9W, $50/obo., (650)347-9681 LEATHER CHAPS - extra large, worn once, $75., (650)638-1739 MENS "BASS" black loafers like new size 12D $35. (650)868-0436 MENS GLOVES - 3 pair black mens winter gloves, Medium size, $5/pair, SM, (650)343-7250 MENS SLACKS - 8 pairs, $50., Size 36/32, (408)420-5646 PINK LADIES hospital volunteer jacket like new washed once Medium $10 RWC. (650)868-0436 SHOES - 6 pair ladies flat shoes, new 6.5 size, $3/each, tan color, SM. (650)343-7250 SOCCER CLEATS - 3 pair, size 6,7 & 8, $10. each, (650)679-9359 WOMEN'S SHOES size 10 $3 each. (650)638-1739

307 Jewelry & Clothing
MURANO GLASS bracelet from Italy various shades of red and blue artfully designed $100. (650)991-2353 SMALL JEWELRY cabinet - 17” H, 12” W, 2 glass doors, plus 2 drawers, very pretty, $35., (650)592-2648 WOMAN’S PEARL NECKLACE - ivory & blue cultured, blue pearl collar, 10 strands, 18”, $40., (650)834-2804

297 Bicycles
BICYCLE - womens, made in Austria $50., (650)483-3693 BICYCLE WICKER BASKET -quality thick weave, never used, $25. obo, (650)260-2664 MENS MOUNTAIN bike 26 inch new 18 speed $99 919-740-4336 San Mateo TRAINING BICYCLE 20 inch wheel hooks to larger bicycle like new $55. (650)341-5347

308 Tools
ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES New 12", 10", 8" and 6", softgrip handles, metric/SAE markings, $25 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 16” SCROLL SAW good condition, $85., (650)591-4710 JUMPER CABLES - 1 pair, heavy duty, excellent cond., $20. obo, (650)921-5659 PRESSURE WASHER 2500 PSI, good condition, $350., (650)926-9841 ROYBI 8-1/4 inch Radial Arm Saw, with portable stand. Mitor cuts, 0 degrees to 90 degrees. $125. (650)588-8926 RYOBI 10” PORTABLE TABLE SAW with stand and guards, $100., (650)5914710 TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219 WRENCHES - open ended 14 assorted sizes 10 inch crescent $5/all., SOLD!

298 Collectibles
49ER HELMET "FOOD SERVER" - table center piece, $25., (650)341-8342 49ER REPORT issues '85-'87 $35/all, (650)592-2648 600 SF GREETING CARDS - $30. all, (650)207-2712 BASEBALL CARDS - 50-100 cards, $25., (408)420-5646 BAY MEADOW coffee mug in box $15. (650)345-1111 BAY MEADOW glasses in box (4) $25/all. Sold! CARNIVAL GLASS WATER PITCHER beautiful design, $25., leave message (650)365-1797 COLORIZE 5- piece territorial quarters, uncirculated, $18/all, (408)249-3858 DANCING FIGURINE by Bradley Dolls Musical, plays “If You Love Me”, 8 1/2 “ tall, $20., (650)518-0813 DINING MENUS from S. S. President Wilson '67, SOLD! GIANTS PORTRAITS by Todd Gold 1979 Willie McCovy, Jack Clark, JohnY. Lemaster, all 10 for $10., (650)207-2712. HISTORY BOOK in color of "Superbowls by the bay" game 1-18, $35., (650)5922648 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 JOE MONTANA cover photo, '85 "in flight" magazine, $30, (650)341-8342 JOHN WOODEN SALUTE '75 7-up bottle $15., (650)207-2712

SCALE - Ohaus 2,610g troy capacity $65., (650)344-8549 STACKING CHAIRS (6) - $6.00 each, never used, made in USA, (650)3496059 WALKER - fold up, like new, has two wheels, $20. (650)342-7568 WEIGHT BENCH - Free, you haul. (650)638-1739 WETSUIT - Barefoot, like new, $40., (650)367-8949 WHISPER KING RV WATER PUMPnew, 100 PSI 12 volt 2 GPM $70., (650)347-5104 WWII BOOKS (3 total) $10-$20/each, (408)249-3858

303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. CELL PHONE Older AT&T phone, home charger and car charger, $10 all, 650-595-3933 DJ RECORDS - all types, $1. & up, (650)367-8949 GPS ANGEL red light and speed camera detector new $65. (650)494-1687 INTELLIVISION CONTROLLER with 13 game cartridges $50., (650)592-5591 JVC DVD cd player - $25., (650)834-4926 JVC VHS recorder - Like new, $15., (650)367-8949 MAGNOVOX 32” TV - excellent condition, refurbished, $100.obo., (650)2602664 PANASONIC COLOR tv with Vhs combo 20 inches like new $70. 650-347-9920 SAMSUNG COLOR tv 27 inches good condition $90. 650-347-9920 SILVER TONE stereo and phonograph player inside wood cabinet $60., (650)483-3693 SONY RADIO cassette recorder $20 black good condition. (650)345-1111 TV - 26” Mitsubishi with remote, with rolling TV stand, $99., (650)255-7864.

317 Building Materials
DOUBLE PANED GLASS WINDOWS various sizes, half moon, like new, $10. and up, (650)756-6778 DOUBLE SINK - white porcelain cast iron, 32 3/4” wide X 22 3/4” deep, $75., (650)341-1861

TABLE & CHAIR SET - new, perfect condition, $475., (650)638-1285 TV STAND - beige with lots of storage, good condition, $30., (650)867-2720 WICKER FURNITURE, 5 pieces, $100 or best offer. (650)588-5991 WOODEN BOOKCASE with doors, $20., (650)771-1888 WOODEN DINING ROOM TABLE & CHAIRS - 42” x 42”, 4 padded arm chairs, 18” extension to enlarge table, $99., (650)364-7777

309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - Casio, still in box, new, $25., (650)867-2720 CORNER OFFICE DESK with hutch $90/obo, (415)271-7602 LADIES SWIVEL ADJUSTABLE office desk chair, burgundy upholstery with black frame, never used, $35/obo, exc. cond. ,(650)260-2664 OFFICE LAMP - new in box, $35/obo, (650)303-3568 OFFICE LAMP brand new $8. (650)3451111

311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for both. (650)342-4537 GLOCKENSPIEL- very beautiful, $100., (650)755-9833 KEYBOARD CASIO 3 ft long $50. (650)583-2767 ORGAN GOOD condition. Call for details $100. (650)802-8987

318 Sports Equipment
2 GOLF CLUBS - Ladies, right handed, putter & driver $7/each Cash, (650)755-8238 BIKE - Spalding Blade 26”, 10 speed, new helmet, clean, both $45., (650)3446565 BROWN LEATHER GOLF BAG with 11 golf clubs, $65/all, (650)592-2648

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE" decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 5 PIECE tray table set 4 tables and 1 storage holder never used $25 cash. (650)755-8238 BISSEL STEAM CLEANER - easy to use, used 3 times, cleans great, $35.obo, (650)260-2664 BOWL - light green heavy glass swirl design bowl, great centerpiece, $25., (650)834-2804 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $20.,(650)867-2720 CHOPSTICKS- 7 sets, unopened, decorative, variety of colors and designs, $10., (650)578-9208

310 Misc. For Sale

310 Misc. For Sale

310 Misc. For Sale
2 LIGHT fixture shades - vintage, 1960’s, square ceiling glass shades, 11”X11”x1”, original beauty, $15. (650)347-5104 ALUMINUM FOLDING fabric camping chair, new, $15., SM, (650)343-7250 ANTIQUED COCKTAIL TABLE - Formal, carved base, 20” X 20”, apartment size, $75.obo, (650)349-6059 BAG OF CRAFT ITEMS - $30., ask for Denise, (650)589-2893 BARBIE DOLL - 36 inch "my size" Barbie doll, fully dressed, $35., (650)5835233 BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR - travel size, wrist, fast reading, used only a few times, $25/obo, (650)223-7187 BOOKS (150+) - Ency,novels, etc., great condition, 1960-70’s, $40. for all, SSF, (650)583-8069 BUSINESS COMPUTER BAG - black, new, 17 inch , $49., SM, (650)343-7250 CHANDELIER - Vintage Style, perfect for bedroom or sitting are. Rose/Pink acrylic beading, teardrop crystals, soft lighting, pretty . $65. (650)400-4642

MICHAEL JORDAN poster - $5.00, (650)207-2712 POSTER - framed photo of President Wilson and Chinese Junk $25 cash, (650)755-8238 PRECIOUS MOMENTS DOLLS -15 inch vinyl 3 sets of 2 for $33/set, (650)5180813 SALEM CHINA - 119 pieces from 50’s. Good condition, $225., appraised at $800., (650)345-3450. SF 49ERS commenorative coke bottle $5., (650)207-2712 TWO FIGURINES European men, one Bavarian, one English or French, $19 for both, 650-5953933 VASE - with tray, grey with red flowers, perfect condition, $30., (650)345-1111

ZENITH 4 Head HG VHS stereo, Hi Fi video recorder - like new, $25. Sold!

304 Furniture
3 TIERED stainless rolling cart gently used $100 firm, (650)341-0418 46" ROUND dining table $90. Call (650)430-4884 ANTIQUE SOLID oak end table marble top, carved door $50. (650)3427568 BEDROOM SET - Dresser & bed with mattress. Light blonde color, like new. $300. (650)692-3517 BOYS CAPTAIN BED - with mattress, solid wood head & foot board, 4 door chest, storage under bed, $200., (650)728-8415 RECLINER - Beige, $40., (650)771-1888

COMFORTER SET includes pillow cases, shams, sheets, bed skirt, full & queen size, $20, (650)533-1078 COUNTERTOP WATER DISPENSER : Oasis water cooler Hot N Cold, Durable & excellent condition,$86, (650)278-2702 ELECTRIC BBQ (650)592-2648 - nonstick, $40.,

FARBERWARE, OPEN, stainless steel, rotisserie and bbq grill includes skewers $25/all, (650)369-1137


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BMW ‘06 325i - low miles, very clean, loaded, leather interior, $20,000 obo., (650)368-6674 BMW ‘95 525i - excellent condition, $5,000/obo. Call (650)906-2488 CHRYSLER ‘08 SEBRING - Convertible, 25K mi., like new, fully loaded, leather interior, warranty, Sold!

380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES
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440 Apartments

1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to downtown. Gated entry.

FORD ‘08 Focus, SE, silver, #9770P, $11,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 FORD ‘85 VICTORIA - Original owner, 43K miles, automatic, all powered. Very good condition. $4K, (650)515-5023. HONDA ‘88 Accord LSI - 40 mpg, 5 spee, very clean, $990., (650)921-1333 INFINITI ‘07 G35 sedan, blue, #9777P $23,488. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 LEXUS ‘04 GS 300 - Low miles 37,691, fully loaded, silver, one owner, $23,995., (650)996-3249. LINCOLN '99 CONTINENTAL- immaculate original, owner/senior. Leather interior loaded low mi. Ivory metalic color luxury car. $5500 obo, (650)355-9417 MAZDA ‘08 Mazda3, Sport Ltd Avail, blue, #9699P, $11,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MERCEDES BENZ ‘02 C-Class, basic, black, #9868T, $9,998. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘08 SENTRA, 2.0, white, #9754P, $12,888.Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘08, Altima, 2.5S, grey, #9776P, $17,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION ‘06 xB, Basic, blue, #9853P, $12,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 SUBARU ‘07. Impreza Wagon, WRX, silver, #9856T, $16,488. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘06 Matrix, STD, silver, #9767T, $12,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry Hybrid, basci, grey, #9758P, $21,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry Solara, SLE, silver, #9548P, $22,999 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Corolla CE, green, 9794T $13,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Prius, basic, silver, #9801P, $17,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Highlander, base, gray, #9679P, $21,885 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Prius, gray, #9691P, $17995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘08 Yaris, Base, gray, #9720P. $14,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08, Corolla CE, silver, #9763T, $12,988, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 CAmry, basic, gray, #9805P, $17,888 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 Prius, STD, green, #9606P, $18,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 RAV4 basic, black, #9806P, $19,5888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘10 Camry Hybrid, basic, white, #9535P, $24,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10 Corolla, basis, white, #9575P, $15,488 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘10 Matrix, basic, white, #9599P, $16,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000


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REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances included, $950/mo. $600 deposit. Includes credit check. Close to downtown, shopping & transportation Call Jean, (650)361-1200.

381 Homes for Sale

470 Rooms
FOSTER CITY - Master Bedroom with private bath. Utilities included, quiet working female, $650./mo. ,(650)3418854

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FABULOUS WEST SIDE SAN MATEO 4 Br + 4 Ba, 2 FRs Never been on the market $995,000. Needs UpDating Call for private showing Broker Associate #00344774 (650)888-9906

GARDEN MOTEL 1690 Broadway Redwood City, CA 94063 (650)366-4724
Low Daily & Weekly Rooms Free HBO + Spanish+Sports+Movie Channels, Free Internet Daily $45+tax Nite & up Weekly $250+tax & up

HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660 MILLBRAE ROOM to share. Newly remodeled, $600/mo. (650)697-4758

318 Sports Equipment
BUCKET OF 250 clean golf balls mixed brands $25/all. 650-339-3195 GLOUCK 17 SEMI Automatic 9mm pistol. 1K rounds of ammo, 2 extra clips. Excellent cond. SOLD! GOLD'S GYM - GT2000Power Tower + Instructions as new, asking $225.00 obo, (650)344-6565 KAYAK - Necky Looksha 4 model, 17 ft., 53 lbs, $1,250., (650)394-4243 PUNCHING BAG $50. (650)638-1739 ROLLER BLADES - GLX bravo blade size 7-8 purple, great condition $6., (650)578-9208 SNOW SHOES - Men’s, new, Atlas #7 Series includes poles, gaiters and tote bag, $125. all, (650)368-7975. SNOW SKIS - Head 7’ skis & binding, $25., (650)483-3693 WOODEN TENNIS RACKET '50's or older "C"Hemold $25., (650)868-0436

322 Garage Sales

345 Medical Equipment
ADULT ALUMINUM crutches for tall person adjustable $30. 650-341-1861

440 Apartments

REDWOOD CITY Sequoia Hotel
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379 Open Houses

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Room For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos

$49 daily + tax $280 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom Microwave and Refrigerator 950 El Camino Real San Carlos

(650) 593-3136 SAN MATEO - Close to Hillsdale
Mall, Utilities included, $735/mo., (650)349-8043

319 Firewood
FIREWOOD OAK 2-3 cords $200. You Pick up. 650-921-1033

380 Real Estate Services 335 Rugs
NEW KASHAN 9’ X13’8” rug from India,multicolor, ornamental, lovely to look at, silky to touch, $3,000 Cash, (650)573-0716.

322 Garage Sales

Storewide Clearance Sale 50% off Everything July 3, 10, 17 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401 (650)344-0921
Open Saturdays Only 10 am - 4 pm

335 Garden Equipment
CEMENT FLOWER CONTAINERS (6) 15 1/2” wide, 8” deep, 8” length, oblong, all six for $99., (650)871-7200 GAS LAWNMOWER - Runs good, $25 (650)355-2996 LAWN EDGER by MTD with 3.5HP Briggs & Stratton - NEW - $99. SOLD! SAN MATEO HYBRODIZED DAHLIAS Assorted varieties, $6.00 each, Call Bill (650)871-7200 TABLE - for plant, $20, perfect condition, (650)345-1111

Bank Foreclosures.

SAN MATEO ROOM - All utilities, internet, cable TV, laundry free. Steps to downtown, blocks to 101/92, El Camino/Caltrain. Great people, secure home/location, $700./mo., (650)619-9932

620 Automobiles
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1275, 2 bedrooms $1375. New carpets, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650)344-8418 or (650)595-0805. BURLINGAME - 1 bedroom, 2 blocks from Train Station, Shops & Restaurants $985/mo. $800 deposit. (650)347-2004 DALY CITY - 3 bed/2 bath, big Living Room, nice Kitchen. Very clean with view, no pets, RENTED! REDWOOD CITY - 1 bedroom, full garage, hardwood floor, $1050./mo., (650)701-0541 BUICK ‘87 REGAL - one owner, low miles, $2,500. obo, (650)341-2813 CHRYSLER ‘05 ‘PT Cruiser GT, beige, $9,988. #9837T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 KIA ‘09 Rondo, LX Base, White, #9695P, $11,795. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 FORD ‘95 Mustang Convertible - V6, automatic. Make offer. (650)697-0596

$400,000+ Free list with pictures.

Free recorded message

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620 Automobiles
TOYOTA ‘10 Prius I, white, #9810P, $27,888 and , TOYOTA ‘10 Prius I, gray, #9813P, $24,888 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10 Yaris, basic, black, #9734T, $14,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

Thursday • July 8, 2010
630 Trucks & SUV’s
TOYOTA ‘06 Highlander hybrid, #9751T, $29,888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘06 Tacoma, basic, #9800T, $7,999 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 FJ Crusier, basic, blue, #9799T, $24,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Tacoma, basic, white, #9609P $15,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Tundra 2WD truck, white, #9774T, $26,988, AND TOYOTA ‘08 Tundra 2WD truck, blue, #9727T, $27,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Venza V6, white, $26,988, #9536P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10 Venza V6, white, $29,588, #9743P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10, Tundra 2WD truck, grade, silver, #9493T, $24,580. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000


630 Trucks & SUV’s
TOYOTA ‘85 LAND CRUISER -4 wheel drive, silver, 4 speed, excellent in and out. 1 owner, Carfax available. $5,800. (650)726-5577

645 Boats
EVINRUDE MOTOR, for Boat, 25 horsepower, $1,500. (415)337-6364. PROSPORT ‘97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.

670 Auto Parts
CHEVY TRANSMISSION 4L60E Semi used $800. (650)921-1033 CHROME AIR horns double trumpets, compressor for a car $40 in box, (650)595-3933 FORD ‘73 Maverick/Mercury GT Comet, Drive Train 302 V8, C4 Auto Trans. Complete, needs assembly, includes radiator and drive line, call for details, $1250., (650)726-9733. FORD EXTERIOR FENDER HORNS 1933-34 original, pair, black and chrome, $35., (650)344-6565

680 Autos Wanted

Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200

635 Vans
NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008

650 RVs
REXHALL ‘00 VISION - 53K mi., Ford Triton V-10 engine. 29 feet long, no pop outs. Excellent condition. $28,000 OBO, (650)670-7545

625 Classic Cars
CHEVY ‘85 EL CAMINO - $3,200. (650)345-0663 DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $6200 or trade. (650)588-9196 DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $6200 or trade. (650)588-9196

TOYOTA ‘09 Sienna CE, blue, #9804P, $20,998 and , TOYOTA ‘09 Sienna CE, blue, #9807P, $22,998 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Tacoma basic, white, #9752P, $19,888 and TOYOTA ‘09 Tacoma basic, silver, #9809T, $21,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Tacoma Prerunner, white, #9512T, $22,998. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

670 Auto Service

672 Auto Stereos

Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

We Repair All Brands of Car Stereos! iPod & iPhone Wired to Any Car for Music! Quieter Car Ride! Sound Proof Your Car! 31 Years Experience!

630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVROLET ‘74 Stepside Pickup - Half ton, 350 engine, automatic, $1900 obo, (650)588-7005 FORD ‘99 XLT - 110K highway miles, Top of the line! Very good condition! $4,600., (650)631-1955 GMC “00 MOVING TRUCK - over 68K mi., 14FT Box with automated liftgate, $9,000. Please call for more details: (650)787-5113


400 El Camino Real
(1 block north of Holly St.)

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead special construction, 1340 cc’s, Awesome!, $5,950.obo. Call Rob (415)602-4535.

San Carlos

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City

DONATE YOUR CAR Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork, Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas Foundation. Call (800)380-5257. Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets Novas, running or not Parts collection etc. So clean out that garage Give me a call Joe 650 342-2483

Hours: M-F, 8a-4p, Sat. 8a-5p See Our Coupons & Save!


30 Years Experience Free Design Assistance and Estimates Excellent References

Carpets ALL ABOUT CARPETS! Carpet/Vinyl Replace or Reface
Call Christopher Stowe Best Rates in Town, Since ‘84 Honest, Dependable Cell (918)457-6501 Home Msg (650)871-5525





Doors, Cabinet Reface, all Mouldings, Mantles, and much more. Call the Professional! at (650)219-9421

• Remodeling • New Construction• Additions • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Decks Free Estimates/Lic. Since 1986


for all your electrical needs

K.A.Mattson Call 650-652-9664
CA Lic # 839815 CABINET OAK, fits over toilet water tank, like new $25. (650)341-5347




Bath Remodeler
Lic.#406081 Free Design Assistance Serving Locally 30+ Years BBB Honor Roll

Direct, many many uses, all sizes

SERVICES $25 OFF First Cleaning
• Commercial - Residential (we also clean windows) • Good References • 15 Years Exp. • FREE Estimates


ELECTRICAL SERVICES Call Carlos (650)576-1991 • Recessed Lighting • Panels, Jacuzzie, A/C • Residential in general • Troubleshooting All services Up To Code


1 Day Bath Remodel!
Bay Area’s exclusive installer of Luxury Bath Systems products with Microban.



Residential/Commercial Cleanup - New Lawn - Tree Service Wood Fences Free Estimates

Building Plans & Permits Building Design & Drafting Additions & Remodels

(650)296-8089 (650)583-1270

Decks & Fences

Lic. #102909


David Howell
30 yrs experience

New Installation and Repair Roofing Repair Pressure Washing
Free estimates, Quality Jobs


Handy Help

Wholesale cabinets Since 1966 Large Showroom 151 Old County Rd., San Carlos (650)593-1888

State License #377047 Licensed • Insured • Bonded Fences - Gates - Decks Stairs - Retaining Walls 10-year guarantee Carpentry, Cabinets, Wainscot Paneling, Moulding, Painting, Drywall Repair, Dry Rot, Minor Plumbing & Electrical & More! Small jobs OK! Contractors Lic.# 931633/Insured

SUPERIOR BUILDING Maintenance. $89 Cleaning Special. Call for details, 650-802-8660.

CALL DAVE (650)302-0379



Quality work with reasonable prices
Call for free estimate (650)571-1500

• Carpentry • Plumbing • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Dry Rot • Decks Priced for You! Call John

for as low as

ALL CONCRETE SERVICES Driveways, Patio, Walkways, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Stamped & More! 30 Yrs Experience! Free Est., Affordable Prices, Liability Insurance, Bonded, Lic.#917401

Fences • Decks • Arbors •Retaining Walls • Concrete Work • French Drains • Concrete Walls •Any damaged wood repair •Powerwash • Driveways • Patios • Sidewalk • Stairs • $25. Hr./Min. 2 hrs.

Free Estimates Lic.#834170

(650)295-9102 (650)270-8549 Construction
Retaining Walls, Additions, Concrete, Driveways

Offer your services to over 82,000 readers a day, from Palo Alto to South San Francisco and all points between!

Free Estimates 20 Years Experience


(650)921-3341 (650)347-5316 (650)346-7582
NORTH FENCE CO. - Specializing in: Redwood Fences, Decks & Retaining Walls. (650)756-0694. Lic.#733213

Home Repairs & Improvements Small Jobs Welcome. Credit Cards Accepted

Call Dean (650) 863-2472 Lani (650) 921-1934 Lic# 903203

Call (650)344-5200

Lic. #913461


Thursday • July 8, 2010


Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors


Interior Design




(408) 979-9665
Handy Help Hardwood Floors

We do hauling, clean ups, indoor and outdoor demolition, top soil and mulch, power washing, we dump any junk,deck and fences staining, custom and complete gardening.

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels Electrical, All types of Roofs. Fences, Tile, Concrete, Painting, Plumbing, Decks All Work Guaranteed

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

Lic. # 36267 & 36268

Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsula’s Personal Mover Commercial/Residential

(650)771-2432 RDS HOME REPAIRS
Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
• General Home Repairs • Improvements • Routine Maintenance

800-300-3218 408-979-9665
Lic. #794899


Bay Area Local Hauler Haul Any Kind of Junk Residential & Commercial • Yard & Garage Clean Up • Furniture, Appliances, etc. $75 off on any truck load

Hunter Douglas Gallery Free Measuring & Install.

Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632

Window Washing

Call Armando (650) 630-0424


1115 California Dr. #A Burlingame


For all seasonal services!
Plumbing, Electrical, Roofing/Gutter Decks, Fences - New & Repair and much more. 17 Years Experience - Best Prices

Call Joe: (650)722-3925

BRAND NEW Chinese Wok Non-stick surface with aluminum lid and cooking impliments, $10, 650-595-3933 LAURELWOOD KITCHEN & BATH

Since 1975 Commercial & Residential Excellent References Free Estimates (415)722-9281
Lic #321586

(650)245-3162 (24/7!) SENIOR HANDYMAN
“Specializing in Any Size Projects”

CHEAP HAULING and demo $70 and up! Call Mike @ (650)630-2450

•Painting •Electrical •Carpentry •Dry Rot
40 Yrs. Experience Retired Licensed Contractor


Light moving! Haul Debris! 650-583-6700 SAME DAY SERVICE
Refuse Removal Free estimates Reasonable rates No job too large or small

Design and Technical Installation Expertise 1224 W. Hillsdale Blvd San Mateo


Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

Next to Piazza in Laurelwood hopping Center off Hwy 92

Lic #514269

Landscaping Windows

Steve’s Handyman Service Prompt, Tidy, Friendly Stephen Pizzi

Lic.#888484 Insured & Bonded

Broken Glass•Window Repair Window Replacement All window types! Wood, Vinyl, Aluminium No Job too small Free Estimates

Hardwood Floors

Call Rob (650)995-3064

All Types Installation Refinish, Repairs, Recoats Insurance Fire & Water Work General Contractors A Specialty Lic.# C 15426682

NOTICE TO READERS: California law requires that contractors taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor or materials) be licensed by the Contractor’s 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 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.





Dental Services

Dental Services


Huge credit card debt? Job loss? Foreclosure? Medical bills?

Instant Cash for Gold & Silver Coins, SINCE 1963

MacPC Solutions
Affordable on-site computer services Desktop, Laptop, Printers, Wireless, Installation/Repair We fix any PC issues

Suresmile Technology Benson Wong, DDS 931 W. San Bruno Ave., #3 San Bruno

Call for a free consultation (650)363-2600 This law firm is a debt relief agency

Numis International, Inc. 301 Broadway Ave. Millbrae

General Dentistry for Adults & Children
324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401

Free Roundtrip Limo Pickup (94010 zipcode) Live, Ride, Dine in Style 1400 Broadway, Burlingame


Dental Services




Facials, Waxing, Fitness Body Fat Reduction Pure Organic Facial $48. 1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae (650)697-6868

FREE DENTURE Consultation
Dental Lab Technician On-Site Dentures Made In One Day Free Follow-up Advisement (650)366-3812 Roos Dental Care


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner 2009 1st Place Winner Best Crepes

(Reg. $189.)

657 El Camino Real So. San Francisco

$65. Exam/FMX
(Reg. $228.)
New Patients without Insurance


851 Cherry Ave., #16 San Bruno (650)589-3778


Thursday • July 8, 2010


Open for Lunch and Dinner every day Open for Breakfast Sunday only Try our Specials Starting at just $14.95

Candy • Ice Cream Fudge • Pastry • Gifts

Health & Medical


Real Estate Loans
REAL ESTATE LOANS Direct Private Lender
Common Sense Underwriting Based primarily on equity Homes• Mixed-Use Commercial All Credit Accepted • Owner or Non-Owner Occupied Salaried, Self-Emp, or Retired PURCHASE OR REFINANCE Investors welcome since 1979


We offer PILLOWS FOR THE FEET San Carlos podiatrist has solutions for pain-free walking after surgery. Call (650)595-4148

Fine Jewelry at Exceptional Prices

Assisted Living & Dementia Care
Hospice. 24-Hour care, incredible facility located in San Carlos Hills. See our monthly specials!

356 Woodside Plaza, RWC (650)365-6616

1395 El Camino Real Millbrae (650)589-7777

649 Laurel Street, San Carlos


777 Bayview Drive, San Carlos (650)596-3489

Join us for Happy Hour $3. Pints M-F, 4-6 pm

THAI TIME Restaurant & Bar
Try Our Lunch Special Just $7.95!
1240 El Camino Real San Carlos

You Can Lose 6-20 Inches in 1-Hour! Go to For Your $300.
Off Coupon!

Affordable non-attorney document preparation service Registered & Bonded Divorces, Living Trusts, Corporations, Notary Public

Wachter Investments, Inc. Real Estate Broker #746683 CA Dept. of Real Estate

Cimino Senior Day Center
A Senior Adult Day Program Operating M-F 7:30 am-5:30 pm 8 hours of FREE* care (required paperwork, a prerequisite, offer ends 5/31/10)

Steelhead Brewing Co. 333 California Dr. Burlingame (650)344-6050

903 Main Street, RWC (650)368-9727

“I am not an attorney. I can only provide self help services at your specific direction”



New San Mateo Address: 117 N. San Mateo Dr. San Mateo 94401

Early Bird Special Prime Rib Complete Dinner Mon-Thu
1699 Old Bayshore Blvd. Burlingame

14 large screen HD TVs Full Bar & Restaurant

RETIREMENT CENTER Independent & Assisted Living Studio & 1 Bedroom Suites Easy Month to Month Rentals No Security Deposits Pet Friendly 1201 Broadway, Millbrae (650)742-9150
1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza

GET MORE BUSINESS with Guerrilla Marketing Coaching. The Growth Coach can help you 1on1.
First consultation always free

1828 El Camino Real #405 Burlingame 94010 (Same Location)

755 California Drive Burlingame

(650)652-4908 Fitness

(650) 259-8090 STOP SMOKING IN ONE HOUR Hypnosis Makes it Easy Guaranteed Call now for an appointment or consultation 888-659-7766 Insurance

SINGLE AND FUN! SF, 22 yrs. Pretty blonde. I love a guy with a cute smile, great sense of humour and warm heart. Are YOU the one? Call me NOW! 650.288.4271 Must be 18+.

Cook at your own table (wooden charcoal) All You Can Eat Buffet!

World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training



Aegis of South San Francisco

Massage Therapy

528 San Mateo Ave. San Bruno
731 Kains Ave, San Bruno

Millbrae’s Finest Dining Restaurant


GOUGH INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES Great Prices! Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm Walk-ins welcome! 633 Veterans Blvd., #C Redwood City

2280 Gellert Blvd.

(650)952-6100 Talklines

CUT CRYSTAL Glasses Set of six, perfect, no chips/cracks or imperfections, only $15 650-595-3933 WINE GLASSES Two hourglass shaped sets, one plain (6), one etched (5), $15 each 650-5953933


Come Sing Karaoke Sat. Night 9 pm-12 am
Closed Mondays!

PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY Tranquil Massage Clean and Nice Environment Open 7 days 9am-10pm 951 Old County Rd., Ste #1 Belmont (650) 637-8047

448 Broadway (650)697-6118

CA insurance lic. 0561021


Health & Medical
BALDNESS IS One Option... Or Consider Modern Hair Transplantation Surgery
Guaranteed Results Highest Patient Satisfaction Easy Financing Schedule your free consultation


Serving Menlo Park & the Peninsula since 1989! Friendly, knowledgeable staff Lic# 0606756

Crowne Plaza
1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit Foster City


(650)551-1100 Gorrin Surgical

Call for a quote today


Grand Opening! $10. Off 1-Hour Session!


1482 Laurel St. San Carlos
(Behind Trader Joe’s) Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm


61 East 4th Avenue Downtown San Mateo


Needlepoint! Fiesta Shopping Center
747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo



PSYCHIC READER specializes in love. Can change your life and guide you through all problems. Marriage, business & stress. One visit can give you peace of mind. Reading by Patricia. Call for appointment (415)334-6227. Free Reading every Friday!


Thursday• July 8, 2010


Instant Cash for

n See ! As TV On

U.S. Silver Coins
We buy all coins for their collector value.
Dimes .......................... $1.10 & up .......................................... $$ Quarter......................... $2.75 & up .......................................... $$ Halves ......................... $5.50 & up .......................................... $$ Dollars ....................... $12.00 & up ...........................................$$

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Gold Coins
$1.00 ................. $75 & Up.................................... $150 to $7,500 $2.50 ............... $145 & Up.................................... $165 to $5,000 $3.00 ............... $350 & Up.................................. $1000 to $7,500 $5.00 ............... $275 & Up.................................... $310 to $8,000 $10.00 ............. $575 & Up................................... $625to $10,000 $20.00 ........... $1150 & Up................................ $1200 to $10,000

Foreign Coins
Paying more for proof coins!
Note: We also buy foreign gold coins. All prices are subject to market fluctuation We especially need large quantities of old silver dollars paying more for rare dates! Do not clean coins. Note: We also buy foreign silver coins. All prices are subject to market fluctuation.

Instant Cash for

Jewelry &and jewelry items regardless Diamonds We buy all diamonds
of their condition. We can offer you top dollar for all antique and period jewelry. Bring your items in to one of our experts for an appraisal and cash offer.

Instant Cash for

Bullion Buy & Sell
Gold, Silver, & Platinum Gold: Maple Leaf, American Eagle, Krugerrand Silver: All Sizes Platinum: All Sizes Instant Cash for Paper Money Wanted US and Foreign We buy all coins for their collectability

Highest Price in History • Instant Cash Everyday Millbrae Chamber of Commerce

2008 Business of the Year

We make loans on Jewelry & Coins
To Our Customers: Numis International Inc. is a second generation, local & family owned business in Millbrae since 1963. Our top priority has been the complete satisfaction of our customers.

(650) 697-6570
301 Broadway, Millbrae Monday - Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 9am-2pm