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High-speed rail met with concerns in San Carlos

Passing tracks, 50-foot viaduct, station modifications raise questions

By Anna Schuessler

DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Officials representing the High- Speed Rail Authority got an earful from San Carlos residents and city officials on strategies they are considering to facilitate high- speed and commuter service along the Peninsula’s stretch of Caltrain corridor.

Questions from councilmembers and residents swirled about the demand for high-speed rail, how adjustments could affect existing infrastructure — particularly as a viaduct 50 feet above the current tracks is one proposal — and how plans are being communicated to residents in communities sur- rounding the tracks, among oth- ers.

The state’s controversial $64 billion project is slated to share the tracks winding through the densely populated Bay Area as part of the “blended system,” which was codified by legislation prompted by public backlash dur- ing initial plans to create a sepa- rate set of tracks. Residents and councilmembers alike were especially wary of how

track adjustments needed to make a 6-mile long set of passing tracks spanning San Mateo to Redwood City possible would affect the neighborhoods surrounding the city’s stretch of the Caltrain corri- dor. One alternative considered by rail authorities, passing tracks are expected to offer train operators more flexibility in coordinating train schedules, but could require

the city to construct an additional set of tracks or move the city’s historic train station farther away from the station to accommodate them. Rail officials also discussed the possibility of constructing a viaduct, or aerial bridge allowing trains to pass up to 50 feet above

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ANNA SCHUESSLER/DAILY JOURNAL (ABOVE) MINA MAKRAM (BELOW)

Mina Makram and Kimberly Sullivan,founders of Duck & Dragons Bakery in San Carlos,have been experimenting with gluten-free recipes for breads and other baked goods. Below: Ducks & Dragons Bakery’s baguettes are made with almond and coconut flour, and are delivered fresh every morning to Bay Area grocery stores.

Testing the boundaries of baked goods

San Carlos bakery offers fresh look at gluten-free treats

San Carlos bakery offers fresh look at gluten-free treats By Anna Schuessler DAILY JOURNAL STAFF Experimentation

By Anna Schuessler

DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Experimentation comes natural- ly for Mina Makram and Kimberly Sullivan, founders of San Carlos’ Ducks & Dragons Bakery. With engineering degrees and a passion for finding healthy ways to eat foods they enjoy, the two have been testing iterations of gluten-free bread and dessert recipes at their kitchen at 940 Commercial Street for the last year and a half. Though the pair have perfected

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GOP bill takes aim at illegal immigration

Republican-led House wants to strip federal dollars from ‘sanctuary’cities

By Matthew Daly

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House on Thursday pressed ahead with legislation to crack down on illegal immigra- tion, a key priority for President Donald Trump. One bill would strip federal dol- lars from self-proclaimed “sanctu- ary” cities that shield residents from federal immigration authori- ties, while a separate bill would stiffen punishments for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally. Trump often railed against ille- gal immigration during his presi-

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Hillsdale Inn redevelopment gets chilly response from city

San Mateo planners weigh traffic against proposal

By Samantha Weigel

DAILY JOURNAL

It may be an uphill battle for those seeking to redevelop the aged Hillsdale Inn after San Mateo planners expressed skepticism about a proposed apartment build- ing and its impacts to an already an area already plagued by traffic woes.

Real estate developer Swenson returned to the San Mateo Planning Commission for a study session on its pre-application to create 152 housing units on a tri- angular shaped parcel near Highway 101. Faced with opposition from res- idents in the San Mateo Glendale

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Thought for the Day

“I believe the future is only the past again,entered through another gate.”

— Sir Arthur Wing Pinero,English dramatist

This Day in History

1997

The Union Jack was lowered for the last time over Government House in Hong Kong as Britain prepared to

hand the colony back to China at mid- night after ruling it for 156 years. In 1859 , French acrobat Charles Blondin walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Niagara Falls as thousands of spectators watched. In 1865, eight people, including Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, were convicted by a military commission of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. (Four defendants, including Surratt, were executed; Mudd was sentenced to life in prison, but was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson in 1869.) In 1892, small frogs rained down on Moseley, England, south of Birmingham. (According to an account quoted in the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Monthly Weather Review for May 1917, the frogs, described as “almost white in color,” were found “scattered about several gardens” and had “evidently been absorbed in a small waterspout” during a storm.) In 1908, the Tunguska Event took place in Russia as an asteroid exploded above Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees. In 1917, singer, actress and activist Lena Horne was born in Brooklyn, New York. In 1936, the Civil War novel “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell was first published by The Macmillan Co. in New York. In 1949, “The Missouri Waltz” became the official state song of Missouri. In 1952, “The Guiding Light,” a popular radio program, began a 57-year television run on CBS. In 1963, Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Birthdays

Actor-comedian David Alan Grier is Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 58. Boxer Mike Tyson is 51.
Actor-comedian David Alan Grier is Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 58. Boxer Mike Tyson is 51.
Actor-comedian David Alan Grier is Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 58. Boxer Mike Tyson is 51.

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Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 58.

Boxer Mike Tyson is 51.

61.

Actress Lea Massari is 84. Actress Nancy Dussault is 81. Songwriter Tony Hatch is 78. Singer Glenn Shorrock is 73. Actor Leonard Whiting is 67. Jazz musician Stanley Clarke is 66. Actor David Garrison is 65. Rock musician Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) is 64. Actress Deirdre Lovejoy is 55. Actor Rupert Graves is 54. Actor Peter Outerbridge is 51. Rock musi- cian Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) is 48. Actor Brian Bloom is 47. Actor Brian Vincent is 47. Actress Monica Potter is 46. Actress Molly Parker is 45. Actor Rick Gonzalez is 38. Actor Tom Burke is 36. Actress Lizzy Caplan is 35. Rock musician James Adam Shelley (American Authors) is 34. Country singer Cole Swindell is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Fantasia is 33. Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is 32.

is 33. Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is 32. REUTERS A contestant stands after the

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Driver ticketed for strapping furniture, bicycles to roof

CONCORD, N.H. — One New Hampshire driver should’ve heeded the old advice that you can’t take it with you. WMUR-TV reports a minivan pulled over on Wednesday had furniture, bicy-

cles and boxes strapped to the roof and

a wheeled basket dangling over the

back window. There was also a furniture

dolly hanging against a driver’s side window.

The items on the roof doubled the height of the van, which was pulled over going north on Interstate 93 near Londonderry. State police posted a picture of the van on Facebook. Police are warning people to avoid driving with too many items strapped

to the tops of their vehicles. They say

the number of items on the van consti-

tuted a hazard. Police issued the driver a ticket for negligent driving and having an unin- spected vehicle.

Woman told to get rid of 450 exotic birds at home

CASTRO VALLEY — A group of California homeowners has heard

enough from the gaggle of exotic birds

in their neighbor’s backyard.

After repeated complaints, authori- ties recently told a woman in a San

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Francisco suburb she has 30 days to reduce her flock of birds from 500 to

50.

The birds were being bred and raised in the backyard, and then being offered for sale online. Neighbors in Castro Valley have been complaining about the noise, smell and flies attracted to the poop. Police say despite the large number,

the woman has been providing the birds with sufficient care and food. Officials inspected the flock under the owner’s permission. The owner has sold or given away 250 birds and is working to get rid of another 200. Authorities considered confiscating the birds, but have neither the experi- ence nor space to store them.

Oops: Court says man won’t

get mistaken $2.7M severance

PONTIAC, Mich. — Well, it was a nice try.

The Michigan appeals court says in a ruling released Wednesday that a man who was mistakenly told that he would receive a $2.7 million severance can’t collect the windfall. Francois El-Hayek was laid off from Trico Products in suburban Detroit in

2014. He was told that he would receive

about $81,000 a week for 34 weeks. But it was a mistake. Trico says the document should have said El-Hayek would get a total of roughly $81,000.

El-Hayek didn’t receive any of the inflated payments and sued Trico, say- ing the company violated the deal by not paying the larger amount. He says $81,000 a week for 34 weeks seemed fair, based on his 28 years of service. But the appeals court says a contract can be fixed when someone in El- Hayek’s shoes knows about the mis- take but remains silent.

California police arrest couple after child found dead

RANCHO CORDOVA — Police have arrested the mother of a toddler found dead under some blankets in the back of an SUV parked on a Northern California street, officials said Thursday. Officers arrested 27-year-old Angela Phakhin, 27, and her boyfriend, Untwan Smith, 46, both of Arkansas, on suspicion of child endangerment in the death of the 3-year-old girl in Rancho Cordova on Wednesday. The girl’s name was not released. The child was found unresponsive Wednesday in the back seat of the SUV by Rancho Cordova police officers and pronounced dead at the scene, said Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull. He said the couple were found near the car and were detained for question- ing. A records check showed they owned the car and that Smith has an outstanding warrant out of Arkansas.

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STATE GOVERNMENT • The Cal i fo rni a Senate adjourned its session Thursday, June

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Senate adjourned its session Thursday, June 29, in memory of Chinese commu-

Arno l d

C. Lee, who died peacefully June 23 sur- rounded by his wife, Mimi, their sons Wayne and Winston, their daughter Leta, their grandchildren and his sister Anne. The adjournment in his honor was at the request of senators Jerry Hi l l , D-San Mateo, and Sco tt Wi ener, D-San Franci s co . Lee, 80, of Millbrae and a former San Francisco resident, was a longtime volun- teer for organizations that included some of the most prominent and historic service groups based in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He was a past president of the Chi nes e Co ns o l i dated Benev o l ent Association, a past president of the Lee Family Association, a past Grand Pres i dent o f the Uni ted States Lee Family Association and a board mem- ber of the Central Chi nes e Hi g h

nity leader

Scho o l i n Ameri ca. Lee was born in To i s an Co unty in

China in 1937. He lived through the

Japanese military’s occupation of China in the years before and during Wo rl d War II and immigrated to the United States as the Communist movement swept China. Lee joined the U.S. Army in 1961 and retired with the rank of master sergeant. He also enjoyed a long career with the Federal

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• The Burl i ng ame Ci ty Co unci l will consider Monday, July 3, approving a contract offered by To pg o l f to construct a golf entertainment facility on city proper- ty along the Bayshore. Under the proposal, the city would receive $5,000 monthly during construc- tion and an annual $1.5 million rent pay- ment for five years after the facility opens. The chain sports company will also pay $500,000 in community bene- fits, plus commercial linkage fees to be set aside for affordable housing. During the same meeting, officials will also consider buying body cameras for police.

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A man slashed a vehicle’s tires at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo because he did not like how it was parked, it was reported at 6:22 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

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Victim of Sequoia Hospital security guard files lawsuit

By Samantha Weigel

DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

A woman who was sexually assaulted by a Sequoia Hospital security guard who imper- sonated a doctor is suing the Dignity Health facility and its contractor AlliedBarton Security Services. Garry Stephen Chow, the former 32-year- old head of security at the Redwood City hos- pital, is serving a year in jail following his April criminal conviction for luring two women looking for modeling jobs on Craigslist. One of the victims who Chow abused in a janitorial closet at the hospital parking garage filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court. The woman listed as Ariel R. is suing Chow, Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital and AlliedBarton for sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negli- gence. The case stems from late 2015 when Chow

posted an ad looking for female models on Craigslist while assum- ing the identity of an agent named “Mike Lee.” Ariel responded to the ad and was told it was for a lingerie convention in San Francisco with an opportunity to cinch an

$80,000 annual model- ing contract, according to the lawsuit. But as part of the deal, Lee told her she needed to schedule a medical examination that day with a “Dr. Chen” at Sequoia Hospital and that the modeling company would pay for it. Unbeknownst to Ariel, Chow was posing as both Lee and Chen, according to the lawsuit. Chow met her on the fourth floor of the hospital parking garage wearing khakis and a button-down dress shirt as well as a Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital badge he made with his picture and the title “Dr. Chen.” After

he made with his picture and the title “Dr. Chen.” After Garry Chow telling her the

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telling her the hospital was particularly busy and there were no available rooms inside, he led her to a “private room” while adding the examination would be conducted “under the table,” according to the lawsuit. Chow took her to a janitorial storage clos- et he’d attempted to make appear legitimate by setting up a podium with medical items such as latex gloves, cotton swaps and other devices. He then looked at Ariel’s ID, jotted down a few notes on a notepad and asked her to remove all of her clothing. After groping her for several minutes, he digitally pene- trated her with his fingers while “claiming that he was ensuring that her ‘woman parts were there,’” according to the lawsuit. Chow then said he’d waive his $200 exam- ination fee if she had sex with him. She refused as he started to remove his belt. After leaving the room, she contacted Lee who said she should have had sex with the fake doctor, according to the lawsuit. She then left the premises and contacted Sequoia Hospital. But by that time, Chow

had already lured another victim to the park- ing garage and attempted to perform another “examination,” according to the lawsuit. The second victim, an 18-year-old Santa Cruz woman, arrived two hours after the first 23-year-old victim left, prosecutors said dur- ing the criminal proceedings. The Santa Cruz woman immediately became suspicious when Chow took her to a utility room and contacted police. About two weeks later, police spoke with the first victim and felony sexual battery charges were filed. Shortly before jury trial was slated to begin last October, Chow pleaded no contest to sexual penetration under professional pre- tenses and attempted sexual battery. He was later sentenced to a year in county jail and five years probation, according to prosecu- tors. At the time, Chow’s defense attorney said he was remorseful and his own family traumatized. The civil lawsuit filed this week alleges both Sequoia Hospital andAlliedBarton were

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President gets it from all sides for trash-talking MSNBC hosts

By Laurie Kellman and Jonathan Lemire

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing biparti- san howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop. Trump’s tweets aimed at MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski revived concerns about his views of women in a city where civility already is in short supply and he is strug- gling for any support he can get for his pro- posals on health care, immigration and other controversial issues. “I heard poorly rated (at)Morning—Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore),” Trump tweeted to his nearly 33 million fol- lowers Thursday morning. “Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on join- ing me. She was bleeding badly from a face- lift. I said no!” The tweets served to unite Democrats and Republicans for once in a chorus of protest that amounted to perhaps the loudest outcry since Trump took office. “Obviously I don’t see that as an appro- priate comment,” said Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s tweets, “bla- tantly sexist.” The president, she added,

“happens to disrespect women

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma even linked the president’s harsh words to the June 14 shootings of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three oth- ers. “The president’s tweets today don’t help our political or national discourse and do

it’s sad.”

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not provide a positive role model for our national dialogue,” Lankford said, noting that he had just chaired a hearing on the shootings. On Trump’s level of insult-trading, Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that includ- ed the phrase “made for little hands.” People looking to get under the president’s skin have long suggested that his hands appear small for his frame. Trump’s allies cast his outburst as posi- tive, an example of his refusal to be bullied. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was “pushing back against people who have attacked him day after day after day. Where

is the outrage on that?” “The American people elected a fighter; they didn’t elect somebody to sit back and do nothing,” she added. First lady Melania Trump, who has vowed to fight cyberbullying while her husband is president, gave his tweets a pass. “As the first lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder,” her com- munications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement. As Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a White House dinner Thursday evening, he did not respond to shouted questions from reporters about whether he regretted the tweet.

Report: San Jose police improperly handled federal funds

By Paul Elias

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Department of Justice officials said Thursday that San Jose police improperly accounted for some $500,000 in federal funds the department received over a three-year period. The DOJ’s inspector general released a report for three fiscal years ending in June

2015.

The report also criticized the beleaguered department for failing to spend more than $1 million it received for aiding federal investigations. Finally, the report took the department to task for spending $34,000 in 2015 on a no- bid purchase of window blinds for a new police station. The contract was awarded to a company owned by the spouse of the city’s park and recreation department, which the DOJ said

“at a minimum, has the appearance of a con- flict of interest.” In the report, the DOJ noted that city offi- cials defended the purchase, arguing the department used a previous order with the contractor to add the blinds. The DOJ still concluded the purchase was improper. City spokesman David Vossbrink said that there “will be more discussions to resolve this issue.” Otherwise, Vossbrink said, the city agrees with the DOJ’s conclu- sions and has improved the agency’s areas of concern or intends to. The DOJ shares money generated from asset forfeitures with police departments across the country when they assist in investigations. The San Jose Police Department received $569,461 between July 2012 and June 2015, the DOJ said. The department spent $281,039 of that money, the report concluded. Auditors said they found “significant

internal control weaknesses” in keeping track of the money, including depositing it in a city bank account that invests in stocks, bonds and other securities contrary to DOJ guidelines requiring its money be deposited only in interest-bearing accounts. The report said city officials agreed to tighten accounting controls in the future. DOJ said it would close the case once the city showed evidence of improvement.

 

Obituary

 
Jane Augusta Malison

Jane Augusta Malison

March 20, 1924 – May 15, 2017 Jane Augusta Malison passed away at the age of 93 on May 15, 2017. She was born to Elfreda and Gus Keehn on March 20, 1924 in Boyd, Wisconsin. In 1946 Jane married Duane Malison, and they made their first home in River Falls, WI, and then in 1953 the family moved to Appleton, WI. In 1961 the family moved to Millbrae, CA. Jane was a homemaker and active in her church. She also worked as an activity director for convalescent homes, assisted in a tax preparation office, and helped at the Peninsula Hospital guild and blood bank.

In

2002 Jane moved to Cupertino. In 2014 she moved into independent living at

Sunny View Retirement Community. Jane is preceded in death by husband, Duane Malison, her son, Keith Malison, her daughters, Glenda Berry and Susan Bertoldi; and her siblings; Richard Keehn, Clayton Keehn, Kenneth Keehn, and Dorothy Seichter. She is survived by son Brian

(Leanne) Malison of Visalia, CA, daughter Trish (Robert) Cunningham of Sunnyvale, CA; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

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South Korean leader to dine with Trump, meets top lawmakers

WASHINGTON — South Korea’s president met with congressional leaders Thursday in

advance of a White House dinner with President Donald Trump in an effort to reassure Washington he will coordinate close- ly on dealing with the threat from North Korea. President Moon Jae-in has long advocated engagement with North

Korea to address its nuclear weapons development. His position could cause strains with Trump, who wants to step up economic pressure and further isolate the North diplomatically. The U.S. and South Korea want to show they are on the same page as concern deep- ens over North Korea’s technological progress toward a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the continental U.S., and its lack of interest in negotiations aimed at dismantling its atomic arsenal. “We have a lot to work together for,” Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said as top House lawmakers sat down with Moon on Capitol Hill. “We have shared concerns such as threats posed to both our nations from North Korea.”

Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data

SACRAMENTO — President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public. A Wednesday letter from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity gives secretaries of state about two weeks to provide about a dozen points of voter data. That also would include dates of birth, the last four digits of voters’ Social Security numbers and any information about felony convictions and military sta- tus. Some Democratic officials refused to com- ply, saying the request invades privacy and is based on false claims of fraud. Trump lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton but has alleged, without evidence, that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally. In addition to the voter informa- tion, the letter asks state officials for sug- gestions on improving election integrity and to share any evidence of fraud and elec- tion-related crimes in their states.

election integrity and to share any evidence of fraud and elec- tion-related crimes in their states.

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election integrity and to share any evidence of fraud and elec- tion-related crimes in their states.

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County property assessment reaches record high of $206B

The county’s Property Assessment Roll increased year-over-year by $15 billion, or 7.9 percent, to a record high $206 billion in assessed value, setting a new milestone for the county and breaking the $200 bil- lion barrier for the first time, according to Mark Church, San Mateo County assessor. “This is a major milestone, continuing to establish San Mateo County as a premier location in the state,” said Church. “The roll is now more than 46 percent larger than it was in 2010. This is the sixth year in a row that a new historical high has been set, and the seventh consecutive year the roll has moved in a positive direction.” Church attributes the increase to business expansion and the accompanying new con- struction, soaring job growth and rising real estate prices. The roll reflects consistent growth throughout the county. Total assessed val- ues increased in all 20 cities and unincorpo- rated areas, with increases as high as 19.75 percent in the top city for growth, East Palo Alto. The county’s unincorporated areas, which include San Francisco International Airport, experienced a growth rate of 9.46 percent. This increase was due in part to new state-mandated assessment practices which increased the assessed value of aircraft at SFO. The other cities in the top five for growth are Menlo Park at 10.52 percent; San Carlos at 9.13 percent; Redwood City at 8.52 per- cent; and Foster City at 8.43 percent. Rapid value growth in East Palo Alto is largely due to new projects coming to market, the transfer of the Woodland Park project, which includes 101 buildings on 49 acres, and residential value increases in one of the last affordable places on the Peninsula. The shared property tax funding base is approximately 1 percent of the county’s Property Assessment Roll, and will thus increase to $2.06 billion. Approximately 45 percent of revenue is allocated to schools within the county, 25 percent to the county, 18 percent to cities, 10 percent to special districts, and 2 percent to former redevelopment agencies.

Man, 71, pleads not guilty of stealing nearly $700 in wine

A 71-year-old man accused of helping another suspect steal nearly $700 worth of

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wine from a Safeway store in South San Francisco on Monday night pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court on Wednesday, according to prosecutors. Kenneth Mask and his accomplice entered the grocery store on the 2000 block of Gellert Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. and looked around. Mask went back outside while his accom- plice, whose name was not immediately available, took $692.29 worth of wine and left the store without paying for it, prosecu- tors said. They were followed out to the parking lot, where Mask allegedly handed a gun to his accomplice, who brandished it at the employee. Mask returns to court on July 12 for a pre- liminary hearing. He remains in custody on $90,000 bail.

Two accused of Foster City murder remain in custody

Two men accused of killing a Foster City

man in 2011 for financial gain were held to answer to charges of spe- cial circumstance of mur- der for financial gain and use of a deadly weapon Thursday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. David Mitchell, 34, and Willie Venable, 66,

both of Southern California, previously pleaded not guilty to their charges in December. The two could face the death penalty if found guilty and they remain in custody with- out bail, according to prosecutors. The two were arrested

Nov. 1, 2016, for the murder of Klaus Gachter. Mitchell, of Fontana, previously lived in Foster City and knew the victim as Gachter and his mother were friends. Venable allegedly mur- dered Gachter for financial gain at the behest of Mitchell. Financial incentives appear to be the motive for both suspects, according to prosecutors. Gachter, a successful international busi-

to prosecutors. Gachter, a successful international busi- Willie Venable David Mitchell nessman, was 71 when his

Willie Venable

Gachter, a successful international busi- Willie Venable David Mitchell nessman, was 71 when his house cleaner

David Mitchell

successful international busi- Willie Venable David Mitchell nessman, was 71 when his house cleaner found him
successful international busi- Willie Venable David Mitchell nessman, was 71 when his house cleaner found him

nessman, was 71 when his house cleaner found him dead Dec. 16, 2011, in his home on the 600 block of Waterbury Lane. He had apparently been in the midst of cooking himself a steak dinner when Venable used a knife to stab and beat him to death, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said previously. A critical piece of evidence tying the men to the murder was DNA found on a key left in the door lock to Gachter’s home, he said. Venable, a San Bernardino resident, did not know the victim but knew Mitchell from living in Southern California, Wagstaffe said previously. The pair will next appear in court July 14 for Superior Court arraignment, according to prosecutors.

Three years prison for former Hells Angel

A man convicted of threatening his ex-

girlfriend while he was serving a prison term for his involvement in illegal drug sales was sentenced to three years in state prison Thursday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Former Hells Angel Jason Peterson, 43,

received 841 days credit for time served and has less than a year remaining in his sen- tence, according to prosecutors.

In 2008, Peterson started dating a woman

who he would date for 10 months during court proceedings related to his involvement in illegal drug sales for the motorcycle group. He reportedly physically, emotionally and verbally abused the woman, and began threatening her after he was taken into cus- tody. Though the woman broke off the rela- tionship in 2011, Peterson refused to believe the relationship was over and continued to threaten her, saying he would kill anyone who came between them, according to prose- cutors. Peterson was subsequently kicked out of the Hells Angels and the woman reported his threats to the Burlingame Police Department in 2015, according to prosecutors.

Pit bull pup that had mouth tied shut ready for adoption

A stray puppy that had its muzzle tied shut

in East Palo Alto last month is ready for adoption, according to the Peninsula Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “Gabby,” the black and white female pit bull terrier, is almost a year old. She was found on May 19 with a bloody and badly swollen muzzle, as well as infected scar tis- sue on her neck and legs. Buffy Martin Tarbox, communications manager for the PHS/SPCA, said the pup’s

injuries were consistent with having her muzzle tied shut. Gabby is fully healed now,

with having her muzzle tied shut. Gabby is fully healed now, People interested in adopting Gabby

People interested in adopting Gabby can find her at the Tom and Annette Center for Compassion in Burlinigame.

though, and ready for adoption. She’s also been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. People interested in adopting Gabby can find her at the Tom and Annette Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame. The adoption fee is $120.

Civil rights lawyers at SFO to help with travel ban questions

Lawyers from four civil rights groups are on hand at San Francisco International Airport Thursday to help people with ques- tions or problems concerning the partial implementation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. “It’s a very confusing situation,” said Zahra Billoo, a lawyer who is executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, based in Santa Clara. “We are here to monitor the implementa- tion of what we call Muslim Ban 2.0 and to offer legal advice to anyone who may be affected or have questions,” Billoo said. The four groups are CAIR and the San Francisco-basedAsian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, OneJustice and Arab Resource and Organizing Center. Billoo said about a half dozen lawyers and an equal number of law clerks and students are staffing a station at the airport’s internation- al terminal. The ban went into effect at 5 p.m. Pacific time, according to U.S. State Department guidance issued Wednesday evening, but Billoo said the lawyers arrived at 7 a.m. because they expected possible confusion among customs officers about the implementation.

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Lawsuits challenge state water tunnels

By Scott Smith

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FRESNO — Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious plans to build two massive tunnels, reengineering the hub of California’s water system, would destroy native fish species already on the brink of extinction, lawsuits filed Thursday said. The $16 billion proposed tunnels along the state’s largest river won a critical first round of approval from two federal agencies early this week, but days later a group of fish and con- servation groups filed federal lawsuits attempting to stop the project. “Politics has trumped science once again,” Doug Obegi, a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. “The agencies tasked with protecting our natural resources are making things worse.” The proposed twin tunnels, both four stories high and 35 miles (55 kilometer) long, would be California’s most ambitious water project in decades. State officials say the tunnels are needed to reengineer the Sacramento- San Joaquin River Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast, which pro- vides water to much of the nation’s most populous state. The Sacramento and San Joaquin — two of California’s largest rivers — send mountain snowmelt into the delta and then out to sea through the San Francisco Bay. Water is currently pumped from the

the San Francisco Bay. Water is currently pumped from the REUTERS FILE PHOTO Gov. Jerry Brown’s

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Gov. Jerry Brown’s project won a first critical round of approval Monday from National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S.Fish andWildlife Service.They ruled that the project would not lead to the extinction of endangered and threatened native species,including some salmon species and the Delta smelt.

delta and sent south through hundreds of miles of canals to farms in the vast San Joaquin Valley and communities as far south as San Diego. Supporters say the tunnels will mod- ernize and secure water deliveries from the delta, now done by aging pumps that pull the rivers and the fish in them off-course. The project won a first critical round of approval Monday from National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They ruled that the project would not lead to the extinction of endangered and threat-

ened native species, including some salmon species and the Delta smelt. State officials say they have added thousands of acres of habitat restora- tion, boosting chances that the imperiled fish species will survive. The plan doesn’t convince the fish and conservation groups filing law- suits. “This version of the tunnels will wipe out California’s salmon fishery and the families and communities that rely on salmon,” said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association.

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Climate change up close:

Southern, poor counties to suffer

WASHINGTON — Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of- its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change effects at the local level. The study, published Thursday in the journal Science , cal- culates probable economic harms and benefits for the more than 3,100 counties in the United States under different possible scenarios for worldwide emissions of heat-trap- ping gases. It looks at agriculture, energy costs, labor costs, coastal damage from rising seas, crime and deaths, then estimates the effect on average local income by the end of the century. Researchers computed the possible effects of 15 types of impacts for each county across 29,000 simulations. “The south gets hammered and the north can actually ben- efit,” said study lead author Solomon Hsiang, a University of California economist. “The south gets hammered prima- rily because it’s super-hot already. It just so happens that the south is also poorer.”

Large study links key pesticide to weakened honeybee hives

WASHINGTON — A massive new study in three European countries finds a common pesticide dramatically weakens already vulnerable honeybee hives. For their experiment, researchers planted fields of rape- seed, which is made into cooking oil. Some of the fields were planted with seeds treated with the class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, others with untreated seeds. The researchers followed bees from the spring of 2015 when the seeds flowered to the following spring when new bees were born. In Hungary and Britain, the hives that had bees foraging around insecticide-treated plants had a more difficult time surviving the winter. In Germany, where the bees are gener- ally healthier, there was no noticeable harm to the bees from the insecticide. The study is in Thursday’s journal Science.

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Trump’s travel ban a far cry from original

By Jill Colvin and Alicia A. Caldwell

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump’s travel ban on the verge of taking effect Thursday, the White House was declar- ing a victory on the first major policy push of his presidency. But it could not have been the win Trump imagined. What was once described as a blanket ban on Muslims, then became a temporary ban on visitors from seven majority-Muslim countries, is now a list of confusing new visa restrictions. Trump’s eye-popping campaign promise to deliver security by limiting entry into the U.S. has become the incredible shrinking travel ban, a plan rewritten, tweaked, watered down and liti- gated nearly beyond recognition. All but lost in the five-month editing process and court fight is the president’s stated aim: keeping dangerous people out of the U.S. Trump initially billed the tempo- rary ban on visitors from certain countries and refugees as an urgent and necessary tool to keep out would-be terrorists while the government crafted new “extreme vetting” procedures. But five months and no ban later, the administration has made little

months and no ban later, the administration has made little REUTERS Volunteer lawyers set up a

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Volunteer lawyers set up a table to help arriving passengers with the reinstatement by the U.S. Supreme Court of portions of Donald Trump’s executive order targeting travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries, at Los Angeles International Airport.

effort to build a stronger case and offered scant new evidence to back up its claims.

The restrictions that will take effect Thursday, reinstated temporarily by

Supreme Court, are a far cry from Trump’s initial executive order, which sparked protests, chaos at airports and legal chal- lenges in his administration’s earliest days. That order was withdrawn after being replaced with a version that Trump himself described as “watered down” and “political- ly correct.” “What the Supreme Court did was watered it down even further,” Kari Hong, an immi- gration law expert at Boston College Law School, said of the version set to take effect. The justices’ ruling exempts people if they can prove a “bona fide relationship” with a U.S. person or entity. Under State Department guidelines, visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries will need to show close family or business ties to the United States for the next 90 days. Citizens of Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter- in-law or sibling already in the United States could be allowed to enter. Journalists, students, workers or lecturers who have valid, formal invitations or employment contracts in the U.S. are exempt from the ban.

GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill

By Alan Fram

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama’s big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a bid Thursday to placate moderate GOP lawmakers and salvage their strug- gling health care bill. With a core priority tottering, top Republicans also assessed an amendment

pushed by conservatives to let insurers offer plans with low premiums and scant benefits. To do so, a company would also have to sell a policy that abides by the con- sumer-friendly coverage requirements in Obama’s 2010 statute, which the GOP is struggling to repeal. Both proposals were encountering inter- nal Republican opposition, and it was uncertain either would survive. But the effort underscored how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., needed to mollify both wings of his divided party if

R-Ky., needed to mollify both wings of his divided party if he’s to rescue one of
R-Ky., needed to mollify both wings of his divided party if he’s to rescue one of
R-Ky., needed to mollify both wings of his divided party if he’s to rescue one of
R-Ky., needed to mollify both wings of his divided party if he’s to rescue one of
R-Ky., needed to mollify both wings of his divided party if he’s to rescue one of
R-Ky., needed to mollify both wings of his divided party if he’s to rescue one of

he’s to rescue one of his and President Donald Trump’s foremost campaign promis- es. McConnell postponed a vote on an ini- tial version Tuesday, forced by conservative and moderate GOP senators prepared to block it. By Friday, McConnell wants to add changes to the bill that would assure its pas- sage after Congress’ week-long July 4 recess. For him to prevail, no more than two of the 52 GOP senators can oppose the measure.

But as senators charged out the Capitol’s doors Thursday to begin their break, there were no overt indications that GOP leaders had resolved their problems. “We’re kind of at a stalemate right now, I’d say,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who with Ohio GOP Sen. Robert Portman and others want to forestall reduc- tions the measure would make in Medicaid. Discussions about easing those cuts were continuing, but progress so far was “not enough for me,” said Sen. Dean Heller, R- Nev.

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negligent in allowing Chow unfettered access to hospital facilities and equipment — including a computer from which he created a fake hospital badge. A representative said Sequoia Hospital did not have a comment on the pending litigation and AlliedBarton did not return a request for comment. In an email, Ariel’s attorney Michael

Herman noted his client “suffered serious psychological trauma as a result of Garry Chow’s actions and the negligence of the other defendants.” The suit is seeking unspecified damages and Herman noted Chow’s employers enabled his crimes by failing to adequately prevent him from abusing his position. “This situation could have and should have been avoided; if not for the defendants’ negli- gence Garry Chow would not have had the opportunity to commit such a devious and premeditated crime on hospital property uti- lizing hospital supplies,” Herman said.

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Keep state’s national marine sanctuaries intact

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A n invitation to Commerce

visit California’s national

Secretary Wilbur Ross: Come

marine sanctuaries. Watch blue whales feeding and ele- phant seals breeding in the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones national marine sanctuaries off the Marin and Sonoma County coasts. Explore tide pools along the rocky shores in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a swath of California’s central coast nicknamed the Serengeti of the Sea for its rich marine life. More than 150 shipwrecks are located within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Perhaps that’s why the islands are such a pop- ular destination for scuba divers. The Channel Islands also have been home to the Chumash people for more than 13,000 years. These environmental and cultural treasures are under your stewardship, Mr. Secretary. They’re also among the 11 protect- ed ocean areas established or expand- ed since 2007 that President Donald Trump has directed you to consider for oil, gas and mineral exploration and development. Over the next 29 days, your depart- ment will be collecting public com-

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ments on the president’s order. Here’s ours: This is a monumentally bad idea. Some of the world’s most produc- tive ocean ecosystems are found off the California coast — kelp forests, coral reefs, natural habitat for endan- gered species and large populations of whales, sharks, seabirds and other marine life. Scientific research in the state’s marine sanctuaries is providing a wealth of data about ocean conditions that can affect weather patterns as well as insight into climate change. California also is home to one of the nation’s largest commercial fish- ing industries, Mr. Secretary, support- ing — according to a recent report from your department — 113,900 jobs, $4.5 billion in income and $21.6 billion in sales. Some of that fishing takes place in marine sanctuaries. So does research aimed at maintaining healthy, sus- tainable fisheries. Surely you’re aware that tourism and recreation are enormous contributors to California’s economy, the sixth largest in the world, and pristine beaches and the Pacific Ocean are symbols of the Golden State recog- nized worldwide.

None of these activities are compat- ible with offshore oil drilling, and a Deepwater Horizon-type blowout would be disastrous. California has firsthand experience with oil spills. A blowout near Santa Barbara in 1969 was, at the time, the worst oil spill in U.S. history. It’s still No. 3 on the list. More than 80,000 barrels of crude oil from an offshore platform fouled beaches from Santa Barbara to Ventura, killed thou- sands of shore birds and saddled fish- ermen, hotels and beachfront home- owners with losses in the millions. The state Lands Commission hasn’t approved an oil lease in state waters since then, and Congress approved a series of moratoriums that banned new drilling in federal waters for more than 25 years. Even some oil industry representa- tives get it. “I am not aware of any of our members chomping at the bit to pursue the opportunity (to drill off- shore) in California,” the president of the Western States Petroleum Association told the San Jose Mercury News this week. From our perspective, the case is clear. California’s national marine sanctuaries have enormous commer- cial and conservation value, and they should remain intact. Mr. Secretary, if you come and see for yourself, we think you will agree.

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Editor, Congratulations to the San Mateo Daily Journal for the remarkable and readable new web pages. The entire layout, backgrounds and type selected are beautiful. The King (or Queen) of Bay Area news publications is a pleasure to read every day.

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Total eclipse of the sun and politics

Editor, I was intrigued by the path of the total eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21, 2017. It will be the first time since 1918 that a total eclipse will be visi- ble from coast to coast in the United States.

What I found interesting while looking at a graphic showing the path of the eclipse is that it will cross the United States almost entirely through red states. I am wondering how President Trump, a.k.a. “The Tweeter In Chief,” will try and spin it. My guess is he will try and blame the crooked and evil Democrats for caus- ing darkness and a few minutes later claim that he alone was able to bring daylight back to his base supporters.

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Shallow Trump voters

Editor, Michael Oberg’s classification of Trump voters as either “forever Trump,” “don’t blame me” and “any- body but a Democrat” voters in his letter “Three types of Trump voters”

in the June 13 edition of the Daily Journal is spot on and illuminating. Mixed in with these are two sub- categories I think deserve special attention. First of all, those who had such trouble with math and science in school that they find great relief in an administration that de-emphasizes education and calls science a hoax. Just ignore what you never under- stood and vote for the equally mind- less! The other sub-category would be evangelicals who were swayed by Trump’s waving the Bible and with poorly hidden modesty declaring it even better than his own book! Never mind Trump’s immoral behavior and conduct being exactly opposite of their claimed religious ideals — the old Bible trick still works. Neither category will ever understand what they have done.

Jorg Aadahl

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Meaning of America

A s we approach the annual celebration of the birth of the United States of America this Fourth of July, it occurred to me that there is a

great attention to our nation as a whole and how exactly we are to proceed into the future. The most recent national election has focused our col- lective attention and spurred a new awareness of the tenets of our nation and how the various branches of government intersect. There is also the matter of Hamilton, the play, about the man, a Founding Father. I have yet to see the play, but I hear it’s good and I feel I should see it not only because I’m a fan of the man, but also to see what people now know because of it. I recall being in New York City and coming across his grave amidst tall buildings and thinking, yes, here lies the man who essentially cre- ated the central banking sys- tem and, with some help from others including James Madison, was one of the pro- ponents of federalism. Unfortunately, in a time of strife that was often set aside for the greater good, he was mired in a yearslong dispute with Aaron Burr, which led to his ultimate demise in the now famous duel. His death, along with the passing of John Adams, led to the end of federalists as a political party. It had its good points and its bad, but the idea of a central government that could handle financial affairs and contend with debt was one of the ways our nation was able to get up on its legs at its founding, at least in my opinion. But enough of that. There are thousands of stories originating in the founding of our country from what exactly happened from 1763 to 1776, the difference between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, the various com- promises leading up to the Civil War and the fight to end slavery from the very beginning of the colonization to the ramifications felt to the present day. The American experiment of democracy in the form of a republic was not expected to last, however, it is by far the most perfect system there is. Yet the collection of people initially drawn here, and sadly brought here against their will, and who came here over the years has created a unique nation derived in the idea of liberty that we are all still trying to figure out. It saddens me at times when people suggest that this nation is inherently evil, or immersed in self-serving power. There is some of that, but it’s no worse than some other countries and besides, we have the freedom to have those thoughts and even express them to who- ever we choose. We may also seek to define our own America, as so many others have before us. What is the real America is in the minds of each American. The search for the real America is the American ideal. The quest to define this country is the most American thing there is. People talk about the American dream, which is a very American form of idea, of art, of culture. It is ours, born of discovery, the seeking of new wilds, to tame it or be at one with it. It largely depends on our own personal ideal, or particular background or circumstance. Discovering this country for yourself is the most American thing there is. And the fact of the matter is this country is constantly being discovered because it is always changing. And it is being discovered by those once here, here now, coming and soon to be. It is the beauty of America, the transmogrification of our very founding idea and the ability to find it for our- selves based on the strict but nimble structure of liberty and freedom created on that day in 1776. We are all Americans, that we have in common. Individuals, collected, under one flag that doesn’t define us but rather allows us to define it in whichever way we aspire. That to me is the meaning of the Fourth of July. The birth of our nation and how it relates to each of us as we make this journey together.

it relates to each of us as we make this journey together. Jon May s is

Jon May s is the editor in chief of the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jon@smdaily journal.com. Follow Jon on Twitter @jonmay s.

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BUINESS

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Steep slide in tech companies pulls stocks lower

By Alex Veiga

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A steep

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companies pulled U.S. stocks lower Thursday, erasing gains from the previous day. Investors also sold big-dividend stocks as bond yields rose. Banks and energy stocks bucked the broader market decline. Crude oil prices closed higher for the sixth straight day. The shift out of the technology sector came as investors bet cen- tral bankers may be ready to lift rates. That spurred many traders to move out of growth sectors, like technology, and into value stocks, such as banks, said Erik Davidson, chief investment offi- cer at Wells Fargo Private Bank. “It’s been a good day for energy and financials and a terrible day in particular for technology,” Davidson said. “To the extent that you’re going to be looking to put money into financials, into energy, you have to pull it from somewhere, and the sector that has done best so far this year is technology.” The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 20.99 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,419.70. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 167.58 points, or 0.8 percent, to 21,287.03. The average was down briefly more than 257 points.

The Nasdaq composite lost 90.06 points, or 1.4 percent, to 6,144.35. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks gave up

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Bond prices fell. The 10-year Treasury yield rose to 2.27 percent from 2.23 percent late Wednesday. The stock market was coming off its biggest gain in two months. The market slide came about despite some encouraging news on the U.S. economy. The Commerce Department said that the nation’s gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, increased at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the first quarter. That’s better than the previous estimate of 1.2 percent and double the initial estimate of 0.7 percent. The upgrade reflects new-found strength in consumer spending and exports. Still, investors appeared more focused on the possibility of

higher interest rates following recent remarks from the president of the European Central Bank and the governor of the Bank of England. “We’ve had a lot of commentary from central bankers around the world suggesting perhaps that it

is within the field of vision that

we could see some of the accom- modation being removed from the system,” said Eric Wiegand, sen- ior portfolio manager for Private Wealth Management at U.S. Bank. “While we don’t think that’s imminent, it certainly does give investors something to con- sider.”

Semiconductor manufacturers led the technology sector slide. Advanced Micro Devices fell the most among companies in the S&P 500 index, losing 63 cents,

or 4.8 percent, to $12.60. Lam Research gave up $5.48, or 3.7 percent, to $142.35. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, also fell, shedding $23.19, or 2.4 per- cent, to $937.82. Facebook declined $2.20, or 1.4 percent, to $151.04. Apple slid $2.15, or 1.5

percent, to $143.68. All told, the technology sector fell 1.8 percent. Despite the drop, the sector leads all other sectors this year with a gain of 16.5 per- cent. “People are a little bit nervous about the high-flying tech sec- tor,” Davidson said. “Valuations are getting pretty stretched, so this is providing some opportuni- ty to redeploy some of those assets into something that may be about to turn, the financials in particular.”

Financial sector stocks have been mostly rising this week as investors bet on interest rates climbing further. Banks can make more money on lending when rates move higher. Bank stocks also got a boost from the Federal Reserve. The cen- tral bank said late Wednesday that 34 of the biggest U.S. banks can buy back more stock and raise their dividends because their bal- ance sheets are strong enough to bear a major downturn in the econ- omy. The Fed’s announcement marked the first time that all of the banks passed their so-called stress tests, which were created after the global financial crisis of 2008. Citigroup gained $1.80, or 2.8 percent, to $66.98, while Regions Financial climbed 57 cents, or 4 percent, to $14.66. Bank of America added 44 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $24.32. Traders also had their eye on the latest company earnings and deal news. Acuity Brands jumped 10.5 per- cent after the lighting company’s latest quarterly earnings and sales exceeded Wall Street’s expecta- tions. The stock was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500 index, adding $18.79 to $198.52. Staples rose 1.5 percent after private equity firm Sycamore Partners agreed to buy the office supplies chain for $6.9 billion. Staples gained 15 cents to

$10.08.

U.S. economic growth in Q1 upgraded to 1.4 percent

By Josh Boak

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy got off to a lackluster start during the first three months of 2017, though it enjoyed more momentum than earlier estimates indicated. The Commerce Department said Thursday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, grew at an annu- al rate of 1.4 percent in the first quarter — better than a previous

estimate of 1.2 percent and double the initial estimate of 0.7 per- cent. The upgrade reflects new- found strength in consumer spending and exports. The result is weaker than 2.1 percent growth in the fourth quar- ter and matches the growth rate recorded the second quarter of 2016. It is still well below President Donald Trump’s ambi- tious growth targets of the econo- my growing at more than 3 per- cent. Analysts expect growth to accelerate in the second quarter,

fueled by solid hiring and an uptick in consumer spending. Estimates from the Atlanta Federal Reserve expect that the economy expanded at an annual pace of 2.9 percent during the April-June quarter. Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial Services, said the slow growth at the start of 2017 “will prove temporary.” Faucher

expects the economy to expand at

a 2.2 percent pace for the entire year. “The economy is expanding at a solid, if unspectacular, pace,”

Faucher said. During the first quarter of the year, consumer spending grew at faster pace than earlier GDP esti- mates suggested. Spending on housing, health care and financial services, including insurance, rose much higher in the third esti- mate than the prior estimate. Consumer spending accounts for roughly 70 percent of all econom- ic activity.

“Consumer spending still looks very soft early on this year, but the figures are not as weak as the earlier readings,” said Daniel

Silver, an economist at JPMorgan Chase. The May report on consumer spending will be released Friday morning, providing a fuller sense of how consumers are faring in the current quarter. The exports of U.S. goods also improved more than previously reported, contributing to the slightly faster growth. Not all of the report was posi- tive. Private investment in build- ings and equipment slipped in the latest first-quarter estimate.

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Around the world

Global cyberattack may have aimed for havoc, not extortion

PARIS — The cyberattack that has locked up computers around the world while demanding a ransom may not be an extortion attempt after all, but an effort to create havoc in Ukraine, security experts say. “There may be a more nefarious motive behind the attack,” Gavin O’Gorman, an investigator with U.S. antivirus firm Symantec, said in a blog post . “Perhaps this attack was never intended to make money, rather to simply disrupt a large number of Ukrainian organizations.” The rogue program landed its heaviest blows on the Eastern European nation, where the government, dozens of banks and other institutions were sent reeling. It disabled computers at government agencies, energy companies, cash machines, supermarkets, railways and communica- tions providers. Many of these organizations had recovered by Thursday. The program, known by a variety of names, including NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware, a type of malicious software that encrypts its victims’ data and holds

it hostage until a payment is made, usually in bitcoins, the

hard-to-trace digital currency often used by criminals. But O’Gorman and several other researchers said the cul- prits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that has collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000. Others, such as Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code suggest the program’s authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further indicat- ing the ransom demands may have been a smoke screen.

Five found guilty in Russian opposition leader’s murder trial

MOSCOW — A jury on Thursday found five men guilty in the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, bringing to a close a trial that Nemtsov’s allies

believe failed to bring the slaying’s alleged masterminds to justice. Nemtsov, a top political opponent of President Vladimir Putin, was shot late at night in 2015 as he was walking across a bridge just outside the Kremlin. His brazen murder that sent shockwaves through the Russian opposition.

A jury at a Moscow court found the suspected triggerman,

a former officer in the security forces of Chechnya’s leader, guilty of murdering Nemtsov, Russian news agencies reported. Four other men were found guilty of involvement

in the killing.

It will now be up to the judge to sentence the five men.

Nemtsov’s allies have criticized the investigators for stopping short of investigating the possible role of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and top Chechen officers in the killing. When the now-convicted gunman, former officer Zaur Dadayev, was arrested shortly after the slaying, Kadyrov vehemently defended him as a “true patriot.” Nemtsov’s family has petitioned investigators to look into Kadyrov’s possible involvement and to question Ruslan Geremeyev, commander of the police unit in which Dadayev served.

commander of the police unit in which Dadayev served. Iraqi leader declares end to IS caliphate

Iraqi leader declares end to IS caliphate but fight goes on

By Susannah George

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOSUL, Iraq — With anti-Islamic State group forces on the offensive in both the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa, Iraq’s prime min- ister on Thursday declared an end to the extremist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate. But even as Prime Minister Haider al- Abadi made the bold assertion, deadly fighting continued in Mosul — filling field hospitals and forcing hundreds to flee. “We are seeing the end of the fake Daesh state. The liberation of Mosul proves that,” al-Abadi said on Twitter, using the Arabic acronym for IS. “We will not relent. Our brave forces will bring victory.” Across the border in in Raqqa, coali- tion officials predicted a long, bloody battle ahead for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, whose fighters succeeded in completely encircling the militants’ de-facto capital Thursday. U.S.-led coalition officials estimated that as many as 2,500 IS fighters remained in the city. Beginning at dawn, Iraqi forces began a push deeper into Mosul’s Old City, where IS fighters were making their last stand. The Iraqi troops moved slowly along foot paths strewn with rubble, twisted metal and downed power lines. Many front-line posi-

twisted metal and downed power lines. Many front-line posi- REUTERS Members of Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service

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Members of Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service sift through the ruins of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the Old City in Mosul, Iraq.

tions were only reachable by climbing in and out of homes, across roof tops and through holes blasted into con- crete walls. By early afternoon they had reached al-Nuri Mosque, at once a hugely sym- bolic win and a ruined prize. The site is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public appearance in July 2014, declaring the self-styled Islamic “caliphate” encompassing ter- ritories then-held by the extremists in Syria and Iraq. But IS destroyed the mosque and its iconic leaning minaret last week, Iraqi

and coalition officials said. The Islamic State group blamed a U.S. airstrike for the blasts, a claim rejected by a spokesman for the U.S.-led coali- tion who said coalition planes “did not conduct strikes in that area at that time.” The fight for the Old City has seen some of the most difficult urban com- bat yet for Iraqi forces in the campaign against IS. Eight months into the Mosul offensive, IS now holds less than two square kilometers (0.8 square miles) of the city, but the advances have come at considerable cost.

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Village neighborhood, the commission unanimously agreed the project was a hard sell unless improvements were made to the current the jam-packed intersection at Saratoga Drive and Hillsdale Boulevard. “We’re at a critical point and I think this project is just going to get beat up,” said Commissioner Charlie Dreschler, accord- ing to a video of the meeting. “It’s just really bad timing.” Commissioners agreed they’d be paying keen attention to a traffic study, which would be the next step should Swenson submits a formal application to the city, as well as possible improvements to the intersection. The less than 3-acre property along Hillsdale Boulevard currently houses the aged Hillsdale Inn, a self-serve car wash and a rental car company. To break ground, Swenson is looking for the city to approve new residences in a commercial- zoned area adjacent to the massive mixed- use Bay Meadows redevelopment. The for- mer 180-acre race track property is about 60 percent complete with new residences and office space still slated to come online. Swenson’s motel property is just south of State Route 92 along Hillsdale Boulevard, which serves as a main thor-

oughfare to the oft-congested Highway 101. The project served as another reminder of the city’s development trials as it strives to maintain a balance between approving new housing to address a regional need while managing the impacts of existing and future growth. “I want to see housing in our community, we need more housing. This is a part of that, so I would like to see this project work. But that being said, there are very real safety concerns,” said Commissioner Pamela O’Leary, who noted she’d even been in a minor car accident near the busy site. “So I’d like to see the traffic study to be able to make a decision.” Nearly a decade after buying the motel with visions of redevelopment, Swenson returned this year looking to construct a 152-unit, three-story multi-family hous- ing complex with 291 primarily under- ground parking spaces. It’s scaled back from its 2013 iteration when it sought to construct 180 condominiums. Residents from the San Mateo Glendale Village Neighborhood Association packed a recent community meeting and spoke at Tuesday’s hearing to urge the commission to heed their concerns. Noting the proper- ty is situated at the corner of Saratoga Drive and Hillsdale Boulevard, it would directly affect the main entry into their neighborhood, said association president Dennis Murphy. “Our neighborhood has been taken over by traffic. … We want our neighborhood

back,” Murphy said, during a speech with references to the Declaration of Independence. “People in San Mateo are driving angry, we don’t want to be angry. We just want to pursue our happiness and not be stuck on the corner of Hillsdale and Saratoga.” Bill Ryan, senior vice president of devel- opment with Swenson, noted the site is currently underutilized. Having incorporat- ed prior comments in the new proposal, he was hopeful further community outreach could help move a project forward. “We have listened to the comments from the commission and the neighborhood and we tried to make changes reflective of those comments,” Swenson said. “There is a heightened awareness of development in the city and I think we want to include our outreach to other neighborhoods as well … so we can have further interaction with them so they can feel as though their input is incorporated in our ultimate design.” But winning over some of the commis- sioners may require significant improve- ments to existing traffic — a regional problem for which no city has found a sil- ver bullet. “I really feel this is one of those inter- sections that our city needs to address the current situation before we can do things to make it worse,” said Commissioner Eric Rodriguez, who noted Bay Meadows hasn’t been fully built out and those effects real- ized yet. In the decades since the property was

once known for its honeymoon suite resembling the Seattle Space Needle that was ultimately torn down after falling into disrepair, Dreschler noted the surrounding community and resulting traffic has grown. “I feel like this property is kind of a vic- tim of circumstance because way back when, it kind of served its purpose. But everything has changed around it and this intersection, on one side we have some really beautiful improvements (at Bay Meadows), and some serious pressure com- ing from 101 and 92,” Dreschler said. Moving forward, the commission urged Swenson and city officials to consider ways to manage the crowded Hillsdale Boulevard and problematic intersection, as well as whether housing is appropriate for the site. In other business, the commission unan- imously agreed to allow a rehabilitation and addition to a downtown commercial building. The commission upheld the city zoning administrator’s decision to approve a 7,034-square-foot addition and facade improvements to three-story prop- erty at 333-345 S. B St. The existing office and retail space is at the site of the former Baywood Theater between Third and Fourth avenues in downtown. The issue was brought to the commission’s attention fol- lowing neighbors citing traffic, parking and design concerns. The commission agreed with city staff’s approval of the project but added the condition the proper- ty owner include some type of plaque as a tribute to the history of the site.

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the tracks currently running through the city, in the hopes of running up to six Caltrain commuter trains and four high- speed rail trains per hour in both directions between San Francisco and San Jose during peak commute times. Councilman Ron Collins objected to the idea of the viaduct and wondered why a third, bidirectional track to allow another passage through the city couldn’t be considered alongside other strategies. “You have to know that that is an incredi- bly disruptive option to this community, and to Belmont and to Redwood City and to any other cities are affected by this,” he said, according to a video of the meeting. Ben Tripousis, the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s northern California regional director, responded saying the authority has been working with Caltrain officials to avoid building passing tracks and meet dual goals of minimally affecting residents along the Caltrain corridor and preserving the current level of Caltrain service. “You’re exactly right that a viaduct in any location is a significant piece of infrastruc- ture with significant impacts,” he said. Will Gimpel, another representative of

the authority, said there is less room for error for train operators if trains running in two directions share one track to pass trains. Dimitri Vandellos, president of the Greater East San Carlos Neighborhood Association, also expressed alarm at the consideration of a viaduct to facilitate train movement in San Carlos. “The viaduct is frankly not an option for San Carlos,” he said, adding that a berm the city built some 20 years ago to facilitate trains through San Carlos had created enough consternation among residents, who voted to restrict its height. “We built that berm, we lived through that construc- tion project, we’re not going to accept another construction project.” Vandellos also reminded officials that concerns raised about possible changes to Old County Road, which runs parallel to and on the eastern side of the tracks, during the planning process for the San Carlos Transit Village could be stirred up again in high- speed rail conversations should additional tracks be required. Expected to add 202 rental units and 25,800 square feet of commercial space to the city’s stock once complete, plans to build the village also include parking and accessibility updates to the city’s Caltrain station. Councilman Cameron Johnson expressed concern about building passing tracks when

demand for high-speed rail service is still unknown. “Is it smart to go forward with building passing tracks … to manage demand that we don’t yet know is going to be there?” he said. “How do you give the community con- fidence that this is really necessary?” Resident Tim Hilborn also argued against creating passing tracks, and asked for greater clarity from rail officials on the options they are considering for environ- mental assessment so residents could offer feedback before plans are made final. “I feel all this is a moving target,” he said. “We don’t even know how much ticket prices are going to be, every month they seem to be going up.” Collins also asked the rail authorities how funding for the viaduct would compare to the safety improvements identified for the 41 at-grade roads currently crossing the Caltrain corridor between San Francisco and San Jose. Though rail officials said three grade separations, or modifications in which the rail is either lowered or raised away from surface streets, recently approved for crossings in San Mateo would improve safety and reduce noise, similar projects in other cities have yet to formal- ize. “It’s hard for me to imagine gates coming down and a train going by at 110 miles per hour in 41 locations,” said Collins. With grade separation projects to be

negotiated with each city through which the track runs, Tripousis said plans for those projects would unfold on a separate timeline from the overall project. Councilman Mark Olbert asked high- speed rail authorities if the timing of their environmental review could be pushed out to a later time when a few, more feasible strategies for blending service between Caltrain and high-speed routes could be identified. Rail officials said they were tar- geting the end of 2018 to craft an environ- mental review of the overall project, and hoped to come to an agreement with Caltrain on whether passing tracks would be needed before then so residents could weigh in on the planning process. Olbert said an environmental review of several alternatives now could create confu- sion and garner opposition to the overall project from residents at odds with alterna- tives that turn out to be less feasible. “You can always do an [environmental impact report], you just have a bigger enve- lope and look at more alternatives,” he said. “But it becomes not only less meaningful but it also really freaks out the communi- ties.” Tripousis said the authority plans to do ongoing outreach to residents through com- munity group meetings and public forums, and hoped to distribute a schedule of engagement opportunities in the coming weeks.

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Businger’s athleticism flourishes

By Terry Bernal

DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Adaptability. It’s the ingredient of those great athletes who earn labels like “team play- er” and “team leader,” but is also fundamental to those athletes refining their greatness along the way. After four years at Mills, two-sport athlete Aubrie Businger proved to be one of those players. Earning all-Peninsula Athletic League honors in both girls’ basketball and softball, she was the only Mills player to be named first-team in either in 2016-17. “She was the best teammate anyone could ask for,” Mills girls’ basketball head coach Dave Matsu said. “She embraced the role; she was our captain and our on-court leader. She just did a great job of being a leader this year.” In both sports, Businger was an entirely dif- ferent kind of athlete as a senior than when she started her varsity career, in both basketball and softball, as a freshman. And her dominant presence in both arenas makes her the choice as Daily Journal Girls’Athlete of the Year. On the basketball court, she went from a rebound-intensive freshman who, according to Businger, only took one jump shot all sea- son, to a senior dialing it in for over 100 long- ranger attempts, averaging a double-double with 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. On the softball diamond, she went from being a freshman who hit .279 and no home runs as a complement to a star-studded lineup that roared to a Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division title, to a senior who anchored the middle of the order with a .724 batting average and a league-leading 1.586 slugging percentage in 2017. Statistics don’t always tell the tale when it comes to high school sports, but numbers like

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Durant won’t opt in, as expected

By Janie McCauley

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OAKLAND — Kevin Durant declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unre- stricted free agent, an expected move for the NBA Finals MVP who said he plans to do his part to keep the core of the champion Warriors intact to chase more titles. A person with direct knowledge of the decision confirmed Durant’s intentions Thursday, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no for- mal announcement had been made. When the season ended, Durant made it clear he plans to stay with the Warriors. The 28-year-old Durant was due to earn more than $27.7 million for 2017-18 yet said he would go this route to provide the franchise with financial flexibility so Golden State general manager Bob Myers might be able to retain other key members of the group — like key reserve and 2015 Finals MVP Andre

Iguodala — for what everyone hopes is another special postseason run next year. Then Durant could receive his max deal a year from now. Durant now will need to begin working out a new deal once the free agency period begins Saturday, but might wait to see how things play out with his free-agent team- mates before signing. He is expected to gain a 20 percent raise over the $26.5 million he made last season and would earn about $31.8 million. Durant had a deadline of Thursday to make his decision. “It means a lot. It just shows the commit- ment when a guy’s willing to take less, the commitment to the team,” Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green said Wednesday. “You look at the situation, sometimes you have to do that in order to make things work. I took less so we could go and get Kevin. And it worked out. If you want to keep great teams, keep everything aligned,

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Kevin Durant, shown holding the Larry O’Brien championship trophy,declined to opt into the second year of his contract, making him a free agent. He has already told the Warriors he will return to Golden State.

Correa leads Astros over Oakland

By Kristie Rieken

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOUSTON — Carlos Correa succinctly summed up his big day which led the Houston Astros to yet another win on Thursday. “It’s always good to hit a home run,” he said. “It’s even better to hit two.” Correa’s two homers and four RBIs gave the Astros a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics to improve their MLB-best record to

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Correa’s two-run shot in the fourth put the Astros up 2-1. He extended the lead to 5-1 with a two-run homer to straightaway center field with no outs in the sixth inning to chase rookie Daniel Gossett (1-

3).

“The first time through

the order he was really tough,” manager A.J. Hinch said of Gossett. “Our guys looked like the second time around we really went out with a plan to hunt some pitches and we didn’t miss them. Obviously when our guys get pitches to hit that they’re looking for they can do some damage.” It was the fourth career multi-home run game for Correa, who has reached safely in a career- high 17 straight games, and his first this sea- son.

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Study questions doping in cycling

By Carla K. Johnson

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The blood booster at the heart of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal does not improve real-world cycling performance, according to the most rigorous study yet of how the protein EPO affects athletes. The results, published Thursday in the journal Lancet Haematology , may con- vince some to pay more attention to the harms of supposed performance-enhancing drugs by punching holes in the myths surround- ing them, researchers said. Dutch scientists staged a bike race up a mountain to study whether erythropoietin (EPO) lives up to its rep- utation, transporting a

large group of avid cyclists to southern

France in a tour bus and putting on a gruel- ing day of cycling for them. “It was hectic and stressful, but also a lot of fun and exhilarating,” said Jules Heuberger of the Centre for Human Drug Research in Leiden, Netherlands, who led the effort and describes himself as “an active, fanatic cyclist.” Previous studies of EPO in sports have been flawed, Heuberger said. Participants weren’t trained athletes, knew they were getting EPO, or testing was limited to short bursts of strength and endurance.

were getting EPO, or testing was limited to short bursts of strength and endurance. Lance Armstrong

Lance

Armstrong

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Flag football league brings out former NFL stars

By Josh Dubow

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN JOSE — Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson ran pass patterns with big smiles on their faces visible throughout the stadium. Michael Vick was flinging touchdown pass- es the way he did in his peak as an NFL star. Instead of an old-timers day, this was more of a throwback night with those three former stars headlining lineups with several former NFL players for the debut event of the American Flag Football League in hopes of showing that this sport played mostly by kids could have a future as a professional league. “I’ve played flag football since I was a kid,” Johnson said. “The only difference about playing here and playing other places, here was much faster because the level of talent. Obviously everyone has played before. It was extremely fast.” The American Flag Football League played the game Tuesday in San Jose in advance of plans by founder Jeff Lewis to launch a spring league in 2018. In front of a crowd of several hundred people, Team Vick prevailed over Team Owens 64-41 behind Vick’s eight TD passes and 547 yards passing. “It’s something different,” said Vick, who was attracted to the sport by watching his daughter play flag football. “My playing days are over but I can play now and not get

“My playing days are over but I can play now and not get Michael Vick “It’s

Michael Vick

“It’s something different.My playing days are over but I can play now and not get hit,not get tackled.I think that’s pretty cool.”

hit, not get tackled. I think that’s pretty cool.” The game featured other notable former NFL players such as Justin Forsett, Kerry Rhodes, Steve Smith and Nick Collins; lesser-known players looking for a break such as game MVP Evan Rodriguez who is hoping NFL teams might give him another look after his nine catches for 210 yards and four TDs; and former Cornell lacrosse player Max Seibald, who was the top collegiate player in the coun- try in 2009. “I think it definitely would help the league to have some guys with household names,” Owens said. “But this game is purely made from speed. Just like any other game, there’s a lot of skill involved.” Lewis knows marquee names will draw fans in initially. But Lewis wants most of the teams to be filled from a pool of scores of younger players who have been recently cut

or never made NFL rosters rather than out-of- shape old-timers. “You could trot 45 and 50-year-old football players out and it would be nice to see people you remember but it’s not going to be great,” Lewis said. “We want it to really be com- pellingly high quality. The players who played who have played previously are going to be playing because they’re world-class ath- letes.” Lewis got the idea to start this league a few years ago while watching his son play flag football and wondered what it would be like with elite athletes instead of 8 or 9-year olds. He views flag football, which is played by more than 2 million kids each year as taking the game of football with the speed and relata- bility to the players that exist in sports such as soccer and basketball, where players aren’t hidden by helmets. The league plans to play up the interaction with fans by having players use social media during games and not penalizing over-the-top celebrations, which appealed to players such as Johnson. “The atmosphere was really dope,” Johnson said. “Being able to interact with the fans, being able to have your phone on the sidelines, being able to tweet while the game is going on, which I got fined for before, it’s dope. I really think this is going to hit the ground, hit the ground running and be extremely big at some point.”

Making it look like football and not some gimmick was paramount for Lewis. Except for a few wrinkles such as the center being an eli- gible receiver which led to former Pittsburgh quarterback Dennis Dixon catching a 60-yard TD from Vick on a wheel route after snapping the ball, it looked like seven-on-seven foot- ball. The rules of the game are fairly simple. Teams get a first down by crossing either 25- yard line or midfield. No blocking or kicking is allowed, with a “throw off” to start each half and following scores — with losers walk- ing to the other side after touchdowns. Teams are allowed one lateral per play, there are no “north-south” handoffs and fumbles are dead at the spot. Touchdowns are worth six points, with a one-point bonus for plays longer than 50 yards, and teams are allowed to go for one, two or three points after TDs depending on where they line up. Teams can’t rush the quarterback for two seconds after the snap and the QB must get rid of the ball within four seconds. The quarter- back can’t run unless he is rushed and teams get three blitzes per quarter. Lewis believes the simplicity and safety of the game compared to tackle football could make it more marketable in foreign countries where American football hasn’t taken hold and he believes the sport also has a bright future as a potential Division I college sport for women.

Germany routs Mexico to make Confed Cup finals

By Rob Harris

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SOCHI, Russia — Just how much Leon Goretzka wanted to seize his opportunity in an experimental Germany squad became clear after only eight minutes against Mexico. With two goals in the space of 109 sec- onds on Thursday, Goretzka put the defen- sively-ragged Mexicans on the back foot and set Germany on its way to the Confederations Cup final with a clinical 4-1 victory. Germany coach Joachim Loew is using the World Cup warm-up tournament to assess his pool of talent, resting all but three of his world champions from 2014. Silverware was never the priority. But the World Cup will have another trophy for company if Loew’s fledglings can beat Chile on Sunday in St. Petersburg. Germany drew 1-1 with the South American champions in the group stage, recovering after conceding in the sixth

minute - and learning from the lax start. “Against Chile in particular we were caught off guard; we’d discussed that before- hand and implemented it well today,” the 22- year-old Goretzka said. “After getting through the group stage, our objective was to reach the final. We’ve done that convinc- ingly. Now we want to win the title and reward ourselves for our performances so far.” All three German scorers in the southern Russian resort of Sochi were players making their tournament debuts. After Goretzka net- ted in the 6th and 8th minutes, Timo Werner and Amin Younes scored in the second half. “They have developed really well,” Loew said through a translator in the Fisht Stadium. “Over these weeks, we have become a genuine team and that is impor- tant. They are very ambitious and yearning to be part of the national team.” Despite the emphatic score line, Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen was kept busy. There were 25 shots on goal but he only conceded in the 89th minute, when he

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Germany’s Leon Goretzka scores past Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa during the Germans’ 4-1 win in the Confederation Cup semifinals in Russia.

was beaten by Marco Fabian’s long-range swerving shot. Mexico will now head to Moscow to play Portugal in the third-place match on Sunday after paying the price for affording Germany too much space to cut through its defense. “We didn’t have a good start of the game, and they took advantage,” Fabian said. “We

have to acknowledge that we dared to play as equals. “Sometimes adrenaline plays a trick on us. Sometimes we make mistakes that they take advantage of. We have to learn to be effec- tive and take advantage of their mistakes.” It was a misplaced header by captain Hector Moreno that freed Goretzka to launch the attack that he completed to put Germany in front. Goretzka seized possession around the halfway line, passed to Benjamin Henrichs on the right flank and accelerated to receive the ball back before sweeping in a low shot from 20 yards (meters). Mexico was jolted and had not regrouped when its defense was shredded again. Werner threaded the ball through for Goretzka to slot under the legs of goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa at the near post and claim his third goal of the competition. “His special forte is that he can run longer distances,” Loew said after the Schalke mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”

mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”
mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”
mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”
mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”
mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”
mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”
mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”
mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”
mid- fielder’s eighth international appearance. “Running those long distances sets him apart from the rest.”

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Olympic medalists turn nationals into speed show

By Michael Marot

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIANAPOLIS — America’s swimmers were on top of the world Thursday night. Lilly King set an American record in the women’s 50-meter breaststroke, three other swimmers had the fastest times in the world this season and two more broke U.S. national championship records. Each has even bigger plans for next month’s world championships in Hungary. “I’m always happy to get an American record, but I was hoping to go a little faster,” King said after posting a time of 29.66 seconds. “I’ve think I’ve still got a little left in the tank for Budapest.” She’ll have almost three weeks to prepare after breaking the record Jessica Hardy held for nearly eight years by 0.14. King also could be heading to Hungary with the No. 1 time in the event this year after passing her Russian rival Yulia Efimova, who started the day in the No. 1 spot with a time of 29.88. Katie Meili, an Olympic gold medalist like King, finished in 30.11. King has qualified in two individual events and the Indiana University star will chase her third win in three nights when she

competes in her specialty, the 100 back Friday. She was only part of the speedy equation in Indianapolis, though. The U.S. men produced world-best times in three of the night’s four events and set a championship record in the other one. Chase Kalisz started the impressive run in the men’s 400 individual medley, finishing in 4:06.99 — the first sub 4:07 in the world in 2017. Second-place finisher Jay Litherland, Kalisz’s teammate at Georgia, wound up second in 4:09.31, No. 4 in the world. Event winners automatically qualify for the U.S. team. The runner-ups must wait for the selection process to end before finding out if they make the team. “I was happy with it. I think I probably could have swum a little faster,” Kalisz said. “I didn’t really any feel pressure (from Litherland). It was just like it is in prac- tice.” Caeleb Dressel followed suit in the men’s 100 butterfly, winning in 50.87 to become the first swimmer to crack the 51-second mark this year. Twenty-six-year old Tim Phillips was second in 51.30, the third- fastest time in the world.

was second in 51.30, the third- fastest time in the world. AARON DOSTER/USA TODAY SPORTS Lilly

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Lilly King set a new American record in the 50-meter breaststroke as Olympic medalists continue to swim fast at U.S. nationals.

Dressel has qualified in three individual events for the worlds — the 100 free and the 50 and 100 fly, where he’s like to square off with rival Joseph Schooling of Singapore. “Right now, I’ve still got the 50 free left and that’s my focus,” Dressel said. “But Joseph is one of my boys, I love that kid.” Kevin Cordes set a championship record by beating Andrew Wilson with a time of 26.88 in the men’s 50 breast, No. 3 in the world, and 19-year-old Justin Ress closed it out with another world-best performance in

the 50 backstroke. He beat two Olympic gold medalists, Ryan Murphy and Matt Grevers, with a time of 24.41 — and sur- passed China’s Xu Jiayu for the No. 1 spot. Murphy finished second in 24.64 while Grevers was third in 24.67. The American women didn’t disappoint, either. Leah Smith, who finished second to Katie Ledecky in races each of the first two nights, finally won the women’s 400 IM in 4:33.86. It was third on the international list. Elizabeth Beisel wound up taking sec- ond in 4:38.55 after Ella Eastin was disqual- ified for a bad turn coming out of the back- stroke. “I’m excited to be going to Budapest, but it’s not the circumstances I would ever want to be going under,” said the 24-year-old Olympian who has only been training for two months. “Am I medal contender? Probably not. But I’m going to give it my all.” Kelsi Worrell won the women’s 100 fly in 57.38, beating Sarah Gibson. And Hannah Stevens defeated Olympic gold medalist Kathleen Baker in the women’s 50 back. Stevens set a championship record, 27.63 seconds while Baker was second in 27.69.

Triplett shoots 62 in US Senior Open to tie major record

PEABODY, Mass. — Kirk Triplett shot an

8-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the U.S. Senior Open to match the lowest round in a PGA Tour Champions major. Triplett started on No. 10 and played his first nine holes in 4

under. After making the turn, he birdied two of the first three holes, eagled the 341-yard, par- 4 fourth hole and closed with five pars. That left him one stroke ahead of Olin Browne, who left himself short on a 30- foot birdie putt on the

final hole. Loren Roberts is the only other player to shoot a 62 in the U.S. Senior Open, setting the record in 2006 at Prairie Dunes in Kanas. Ten players have shot 62 in major tournaments on the Champions Tour, including Browne. The 2011 U.S. Senior Open champion shot a 62 in the 2012 Senior Players Championship for a share of that tournament’s record.

Championship for a share of that tournament’s record. Kirk Triplett Sports briefs Defending champ Henderson,Wie

Kirk Triplett

Sports briefs

Defending champ Henderson,Wie contend at Women’s PGA

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Defending champion Brooke Henderson and 2014 U.S. Open winner Michelle Wie recovered from sluggish starts to climb into contention early on the opening day of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Henderson shot even- par 36 and Wie was 1 over Thursday after play- ing the tougher front nine holes in windy con-

ditions at Olympia Fields Country Club, the site of the LPGA’s second major tournament

and several previous men’s majors. Henderson and Wie picked up the pace starting on the back and reached 2 under through the 15th. Third-year player Brittany Altomare was the clubhouse leader with a 4-under 67. Among the afternoon starters are So Yeon

with a 4-under 67. Among the afternoon starters are So Yeon Michelle Wie Ryu, the LPGA’s

Michelle Wie

67. Among the afternoon starters are So Yeon Michelle Wie Ryu, the LPGA’s new No. 1

Ryu, the LPGA’s new No. 1 player, and Lexi Thompson. Ryu beat Thompson at the ANA Inspiration, the season’s opening major.

Police:Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Florida police say tennis star Venus Williams was at

fault in a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Palm Beach Gardens police released a report Thursday saying Williams was at fault in a June 9 crash that injured 79-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two

weeks later. The report says Williams was driving her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV when witnesses say she ran a red light into the path of a sedan driven by Barson’s wife, Linda. Maj. Paul Rogers says the crash remains under investigation. Williams has not been cited or charged. Williams’ attorney Malcolm Cunningham

cited or charged. Williams’ attorney Malcolm Cunningham Venus Williams said in a statement that Williams expressed

Venus Williams

said in a statement that Williams expressed “her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.” He said the light was green when she entered the intersection. The crash was first reported by TMZ.

Della Donne, Moore lead WNBA All-Star voting

NEW YORK — Maya Moore and Elena Delle Donne are the leaders in early fan returns for WNBAAll-Star voting. Minnesota’s star forward leads with 19,949 votes, just ahead of Delle Donne who has 19,280. Moore was the top vote- getter in 2014 while Delle Donne led the way in 2013 and 2015. There was no All- Star Game last year because of the Olympics. Joining Moore in the West frontcourt is teammate Sylvia Fowles and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker. Seattle’s Sue Bird is leading the guards with Diana Taurasi of Phoenix second in the balloting.

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Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones join Delle Donne in the East frontcourt. Atlanta’s Tiffany Hayes and Indiana’s Tiffany Mitchell are the leading guards in the East.

in the East frontcourt. Atlanta’s Tiffany Hayes and Indiana’s Tiffany Mitchell are the leading guards in

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Harris set to make polo history in top-tier event

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Shariah

Harris says the stares, the inappropri- ate comments and the whispering that comes with being a black woman playing polo can be discouraging at times, but it won’t stop her from rid- ing. The 19-year-old from southwest Philadelphia, who plays collegiately

at Cornell, will mount up Friday for

the Postage Stamp Farm polo team in the Silver Cup tournament at the tony Greenwich Polo Club. Brenda Lynn, a spokeswoman for the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, said Harris will become the first African-American woman to ever play in the top tier of U.S. polo, known as high-goal polo. High-goal doesn’t refer to scoring, but rather the handicap (like in golf) of the players. “If me playing will mean opportu- nities to play for other kids like me,

then I’m perfectly happy to be break- ing down doors,” Harris said. “I just keep quiet, put on my boots and go out and play.” Harris said she would not be play- ing polo or even riding horses if her mother, Sharmell, had not made a wrong turn while driving in Philadelphia 12 years ago. She ended up on a dead-end road at a barn and rid- ing ring in Fairmount Park, where

other minority children were on hors- es. It turned out to be the home of the Work to Ride program, a nonprofit organization that teaches urban kids from low-income homes to ride and gets them involved in equestrian events. To be part of the program, the kids work in the stables, muck out the stalls and groom the horses. “As a mother of three children on a single income, I saw it as an opportu- nity to make their lives better,” said Sharmell Harris, who had moved her

family from southwest Philadelphia a few miles away to Upper Darby for the same reason. “Instead of a soccer mom, I became a barn mom.” Lezlie Hiner, who runs the pro- gram, said Shariah Harris, who had never seen a horse in person before, eventually became a star pupil. She was a “tough as nails” kid who would literally fall off a horse and get right back on. “And she actually does fall off a lot,” Hiner said. “She takes some headers, but she just goes for it and keeps on going.” Harris, who was named the U.S. Polo Association’s 2016 national interscholastic player of the year, credits the program with giving her direction. To stay in Work to Ride, kids have to keep their grades up. Harris ended up earning academic scholarships to attend Cornell. She helped the school’s arena polo team to the national semifinals this year.

arena polo team to the national semifinals this year. WORK TO RIDE Shariah Harris will become

WORK TO RIDE

Shariah Harris will become the first black female polo player to play in the United States’highest tier.

BUSINGER

Continued from page 13

Businger’s don’t lie. Perhaps the most impor- tant number of her athletics career was pro- duced on Dec. 28, 2016 on the basketball court when she scored the 1,000th point of her varsity career. When she was presented the game ball from

that performance on Mills’ senior night earli-

er this month, she shared the acceptance with

her mother Jill. While the milestone was reached at the beginning of Businger’s senior

year, the presentation was a heartfelt tribute to

a difficult junior season during which Jill

spent the majority on the donor list in need of heart transplant, preventing her from attend- ing any of Mills’games in 2015-16, Businger said.

“It was really difficult too because she’s one that doesn’t want to miss a game, doesn’t want to miss anything,” Businger said. “So know- ing that, I knew… I just wantedto go out there and play that much harder.” Businger’s mother received a heart trans- plant June 22, 2016 and is doing fine now. And while she recovered in time to witness most of Businger’s games as a senior, Jill was admitted to the hospital for a follow-up stay late last December, causing her to miss the career milestone. There were plenty more moments to witness though as Businger was a one-person high- light reel throughout her senior season. In basketball, she proved versatile enough that she probably would have been able to hang with the Golden State Warriors’ no-posi- tion approach. Matsu, however, likened her chameleon ways on the court to a dynasty of a different era, albeit one with just as keystone

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of a basketball great running the floor. “Aubrie was like Magic Johnson,” Matsu said. “She did everything for us this year.” The Vikings went 17-9 overall, including a 9-3 mark in PAL South Division play, good for a second-place finish and Businger’s fourth trip to the Central Coast Section play- offs in as many years. Then, when she arrived for softball season, she was greeted by a pleasant surprise. With the departure of former Vikings soft- ball coach Dana Ynostroza, Mills brought back Armando Guiulfo for his third stint as a coach at the school. It just so happens Guiulfo was there, some years ago, to witness the beginning of Businger’s athletics career, as she played alongside Guiulfo’s daughter Allie — the two also played together on the dia- mond this season for Mills — on her first Millbrae Rec League team, a team also coached by Guiulfo’s older daughter Ashley. “That’s when you really saw [Businger] starting to sparkle … at that age, just starting to carry the team and starting to star,” Guiulfo said. On the diamond, though, Businger had to evolve into a softball player. And she is still evolving. Through grade school, instead of softball, she was a standout baseball player, a sport in which she reveled until her father Greg encouraged her to transition to softball in middle school. “The boys started picking on me because I was the only girl,” Businger said. “And par- ents started saying things to my parents

because I was getting more playing time than a lot of the boys did.” Businger said her softball swing is still a work in progress. Obviously. She failed to bat 1.000 as a senior, falling .276 points short. She will have plenty of time to perfect her approach though as she plans to join former Mills teammate Gabby Zucchiatti on the soft- ball diamond next season at College of San Mateo. It was something of a shocking choice when Businger navigated toward collegiate softball. Ahighly recruited hoops player — at the start of the spring season, she said she was planning to attend CSM to play basketball exclusively — she said recently she realized softball was her first love. If she never plays organized basketball again, she will still leave a legacy as one of the great adaptability players Mills has ever seen. Going from a freshman post who had absolutely no game with her left hand, she worked and worked and worked some more — often tying up her right hand and dueling with her brother Daniel on their driveway court — until she flourished with it. Her shooting range developed the same way. Therein lies the foundation of Businger’s greatness as an athlete. “I think its just more repetition and keep practicing it,” Businger said. “[Matsu] taught us it’s not going to be perfect the first time, so just go out there and keep doing it. So I think I do that with basketball and softball, just keep at it until it becomes second nature.”

and keep doing it. So I think I do that with basketball and softball, just keep

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OAKLAND

Continued from page 13

The victory improves Houston to 10-2 against the Athletics this season and 17-2 against them since July 20, 2016. Houston starter Brad Peacock (5-1) allowed two hits, one run

and struck out seven but lasted only five innings after tying a career high by walking six. Gossett, who was making his fourth major league start, allowed seven hits and five runs in five innings for his second loss to the Astros in 10 days.

1-0, 2-0 to every batter,”

Gossett said. “I’ve got to throw more pitches in the zone so stuff will happen. It’s just quality of pitches late in the game.” Josh Reddick had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The Athletics went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base as they lost for the second straight day. Adam Rosales grounded into a force out to drive Oakland’s only run in the fourth inning.

Gossett didn’t allow a baserunner until Reddick doubled with one out in the fourth inning. He retired Jose Altuve before Correa’s 15th homer this season landed in the bullpen in right field to give Houston a 2-1 lead. Reddick singled to start Houston’s sixth before scoring on a double by Altuve to push the lead to 3-1 before Correa’s second home run.

Trainer’s room

“I wasn’t getting ahead very well

Athletics: Manager Bob Melvin expects RHP Jharel Cotton

to start on Saturday after his scheduled start on Thursday was

pushed back because of a blister on his right

said he hoped that 1B Yonder Alonso would be back in the line- up on Friday after sitting out on Thursday after fouling a ball off his right knee the night before.

Jumping Joyce

Right fielder Matt Joyce robbed Reddick of a home run for the second out of the first inning when he reached into the stands to make the catch. As Reddick extended his arm into the stands, a man stood staring with a glove just behind him and a woman covered her face as the ball approached. Joyce fell to the ground for a second after making the catch before popping up and seeing Reddick tip his cap in appreciation of the nifty grab. “Kind of Reddick-esque and apropos that he robbed him,” Melvin said. “I saw that he tipped his hat to him. That’s a good play.” Reddick agreed. “Anytime somebody makes a play on you like that it’s just a great play,” he said. “So you’ve got to recognize it and tip your cap to him.”

Homer happy

The Astros have a major league-leading 128 homers. It’s the second-most in franchise history before the All-Star break, trailing only the 2001 team which piled up 134.

Up next

Athletics: Sonny Gray (3-3, 4.45 ERA) will start for Oakland on Friday when they open a three-game series against Atlanta. Gray allowed four hits and two runs — one earned — in seven innings of a 5-3 win over the White Sox in his previous start.

Melvin

a 5-3 win over the White Sox in his previous start. Melvin Giants’ Hwang in line

Giants’ Hwang in line to make more than $700K if he stays in the majors

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SAN FRANCISCO — Jae-Gyun Hwang would earn $786,885 if he remains on the San Francisco Giants’ major league roster for the remainder of the season and could gain more in performance bonuses. The South Korean third baseman homered in his major league debut Wednesday for San Francisco, a tiebreaking drive in the sixth inning of the Giants’ 5-3 win against the Rockies. When Hwang joined the Giants in January, he received a minor league deal and agreed that if added to

the 40-man roster he would have a $1.5 million salary

while in the major leagues and a $125,000 salary while in the minors. His contract calls for big league performance bonuses of $125,000 each for 250, 300 and 350 plate appearances; $150,000 for 400; $300,000 apiece for 450 and 500; and $375,000 for 550. He would earn a $100,000 roster bonus if he is on the major league active roster for 90 days, not including disabled list time.

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East

Division W

L

Pct

GB

New York

42

34

.553

Boston

43

35

.551

Tampa Bay

41

39

.513

3

Baltimore

38

39

.494

4 1/2

Toronto

37

40

.481

5 1/2

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Cleveland

41

36

.532

Minnesota

40

36

.526

1/2

Kansas City

38

38

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2 1/2

Detroit

34

43

.442

7

Chicago

33

44

.429

8

West Division

Houston

53

26

.671

Angels

42

40

.512

12 1/2

Texas

39

39

.500

13 1/2

Seattle

39

41

.488

14 1/2

A’s

35

43

.449

17 1/2

Thursday’s Games Cleveland 5,Texas 1 Detroit 7, Kansas City 3 Houston 6, Oakland 1 Pittsburgh 4,Tampa Bay 0 Baltimore 2,Toronto 0 Boston 6, Minnesota 3 N.Y.Yankees at Chicago White Sox, late L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, late Friday’s Games Tampa (Faria 3-0) at Baltimore (Tillman 1-5),4:05 p.m. Boston (Fister 0-1) at Toronto (Estrada 4-6),4:07 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 4-9) at Detroit (Sanchez 0-0),4:10 p.m. Yanks (Pineda 7-4) at Houston (McCullers 7-1),5:10 p.m. Texas (Bibens-Dirkx 3-0) atWhite Sox (Pelfrey 3-6),5:10 p.m. Minnesota (Santana 10-4) at K.C.(Vargas 11-3),5:15 p.m. Atlanta (Foltynewicz 5-5) at A’s (Gray 3-3),7:05 p.m. Seattle (Gaviglio 3-2) at Angels (Bridwell 2-0),7:07 p.m. Saturday’s Games Boston at Toronto, 10:07 a.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 10:10 a.m., 1st game Texas at Chicago White Sox, 11:10 a.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 11:15 a.m., 1st game Atlanta at A’s, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 4:15 p.m., 2nd game N.Y.Yankees at Houston, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 5:35 p.m., 2nd game Seattle at L.A. Angels, 7:07 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

East Division W

L

Pct

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Washington

47

32

.595

Atlanta

37

41

.474

9 1/2

New York

36

42

.462

10 1/2

Miami

35

42

.455

11

Philadelphia

26

51

.338

20

Central Division

 

Milwaukee

42

39

.519

Chicago

40

39

.506

1

St. Louis

37

41

.474

3 1/2

Pittsburgh

37

42

.468

4

Cincinnati

33

45

.423

7 1/2

West Division

Los Angeles

52

28

.650

Arizona

50

30

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2

Colorado

47

34

.580

5 1/2

San Diego

33

46

.418

18 1/2

Giants

30

51

.370

22 1/2

Thursday’s Games St.Louis 10,Arizona 4 Chicago Cubs 5,Washington 4 Pittsburgh 4,Tampa Bay 0 Milwaukee 11,Cincinnati 3 N.Y. Mets 6, Miami 3 San Diego 6, Atlanta 0 L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, late Friday’s Games Giants (Cueto 5-7) at Pittsburgh (Cole 6-6),4:05 p.m. Cubs (Montgomery 1-4) at Cincy (Feldman 6-5),4:10 p.m. Philly (Lively 1-2) at Mets (deGrom 7-3), 4:10 p.m. Miami (Volquez 4-8) at Milwaukee (Garza 3-4),5:10 p.m. Washington (Roark 6-5) at St.Louis (Leake 5-6),5:15 p.m. Colorado (Gray 0-0) at Arizona (Ray 8-3), 6:40 p.m. Atlanta (Foltynewicz 5-5) at A’s (Gray 3-3),7:05 p.m. Dodgers (Wood 8-0) at S.D.(Richard 5-7),7:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Oakland, 1:05 p.m. Giants at Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 7:10 p.m.

Mets, 1:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers
Mets, 1:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers
Mets, 1:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers

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Sports brief

Justice Department gives up Washington Redskins name fight

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins. In a letter to a federal appeals court, the department said last week’s Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam in favor of an Asian- American band calling itself the Slants means the NFL team will prevail in a legal battle to cancel the team’s trademarks because the name is disparaging to Native Americans. The Redskins case had been on hold in the federal appeals court while the Slants decision was rendered. The Supreme Court found that Simon Tam could trademark the Slants as the name of his Asian-American rock band because it would be unconstitutional for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to discrimi- nate against it, citing the First Amendment’s free speech protection. The justices were unan- imous in saying the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder said last week he was “thrilled” by the Supreme Court’s rul- ing, and lawyer Lisa Blatt said it resolves the team’s dispute and vindicated its position.

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EPO is among more than 300 substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Cycling’s anti-doping unit is again gearing up for comprehensive testing at this year’s Tour de France, planning an average of eight tests per day, always including the race leader and winner of each stage, plus six others. The race starts Saturday in Duesseldorf, Germany. One support rider already has been dropped from his team after an out-of-com- petition test was positive for EPO. In 2012, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and he later admit- ted to using EPO and other banned sub- stances. The anti-doping agency’s science direc- tor, Olivier Rabin, said he would read the study with interest, but doubted it would change the group’s ban on EPO. “We would need much more than this,” Rabin said. “The scientific community will receive this with a lot of skepticism.” EPO, produced naturally in the body, enhances the ability to carry oxygen to the muscles and is thought to increase

to carry oxygen to the muscles and is thought to increase endurance. Doctors use a manufactured

endurance. Doctors use a manufactured ver- sion to treat anemia related to cancer or kid- ney disease. It thickens blood, too, which can raise the risk for heart disease and stroke. For the test, the Dutch scientists used gold-standard methods as if they were study- ing a new drug for a medical condition. “The medicine is EPO and the disease is slow cycling,” Heuberger said. “Can you really improve cycling performance with EPO?” Professional athletes were impossible to study because they’re barred from taking EPO. Instead, the scientists recruited 48 amateur, but well-trained male cyclists will- ing to take shots for eight weeks then race up a mountain in southern France. None knew whether he was getting the real stuff or dummy injections. Researchers gave the EPO group enough to increase their levels of hemoglobin, the part of blood that carries oxygen. To nobody’s surprise, the EPO group did better on a short, high-intensity test in the lab where they pedaled on an incline until they were exhausted. But the two groups performed equally on a 45-minute endurance test inside. Researchers and cyclists traveled from the Netherlands to France for the main event.

On race day, the cyclists rode for 110 kilo- meters (68 miles) together, then raced for 21.5 kilometers (13 miles) up Mont Ventoux, a peak that’s often part of the Tour de France.

Those who’d had EPO injections were 17 seconds slower on average compared to cyclists who got dummy injections. Most of them guessed wrongly that they got the fake shots. “They couldn’t feel the effect and we couldn’t measure it either,” Heuberger said.

Besides debunking claims for EPO, the study shows it’s possible to do research that mimics competitive racing conditions.

“They did a great job,” said Dr. Don Catlin, a retired University of California, Los Angeles professor and pioneer of anti- doping tests in sports. “Their paper will stand as a model for future research studies.”

Robin Parisotto, an Australian sports sci- entist who helped develop a test to detect EPO, said he commended the researchers’ motives. But scientists can’t ethically investigate high, dangerous doses with human subjects so it may be impossible to mimic real sports doping, Parisotto said in an email. EPO does “provide a very powerful benefit” in shorter events such as 400-meter or 800-meter races, he said.

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sometimes you have to do that. You have to be willing to sacrifice.” Two-time MVP Stephen Curry also has indicated while he is thrilled to be up for a major raise with a new super-max deal, which could put him at the $205 million mark, he also is committed to winning for the long haul and shares Durant’s team-first philosophy. In the postseason, Durant averaged 28.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists and shot 55.6 percent, scoring more than 30 points in nine of his 15 games. “It’s amazing to have that kind of talent and humility and the team-oriented

demeanor that both guys have,” coach Steve Kerr said last week. “The fact that both those guys are so willing to think about and not only with points and shots and every- thing else but they want to do what’s best for the team all the time, every single day. So it’s a powerful force when you have that kind of talent and humility, and it sets a great tone for us.” Iguodala has full Bird rights, meaning the Warriors can exceed the salary cap to retain him as one of their own free agents. He is expected to generate high interest and salary outside the organization as free agency starts. Curry, who won the MVP the past two years and earned $12 million this season, scored 28.1 points in the playoffs while also contributing 6.7 assists and 6.2 rebounds.

earned $12 million this season, scored 28.1 points in the playoffs while also contributing 6.7 assists
earned $12 million this season, scored 28.1 points in the playoffs while also contributing 6.7 assists
earned $12 million this season, scored 28.1 points in the playoffs while also contributing 6.7 assists

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is fun

By Lindsey Bahr

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

One thing is certain: Culture has not been lacking in takes on Spider- Man for the past 15 years. First there was Tobey Maguire, who under the direction of Sam Raimi for three films ushered in the mod- ern superhero era, and then there was Andrew Garfield whose two films with Marc Webb were imme-

diately forgettable. And now, like all obedient franchises, they’re try- ing to start all over again, this time with the much more age-appropri- ate Tom Holland in “Spider-Man:

Homecoming.”

And you know what? Superhero cynicism aside, “Spider-Man:

Homecoming” is really fun. Director Jon Watts, whose only previous feature film credit is the indie thriller “Cop Car,” has confi-

dently put his stamp on the friendly neighborhood web-slinger by mak- ing one bold move: actually casting teenagers to play teenagers.

Yes, after two films with late 20- somethings donning the Spidey suit and getting bitten by that pesky spi- der, Spider-Man finally gets to be a kid (and we get to skip over the whole origin/Uncle Ben story). Instead, Watts’ film, which is upset- tingly credited to six screenwriters,

picks up with Peter Parker (Holland) right before, during and after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” which intro- duced Holland’s Spider-Man in that epic airport Avengers battle. Instead of a “last week in Marvel” segment to catch up, we’re given a refresher via Peter’s perspective. He’s just an excited kid who filmed

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By Susan Cohn

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SAN MATEO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR PROVIDES FREE SERVICES. The Office of the Family Law Facilitator pro- vides free services to help people who do not have private attorneys. The facilita- tors are attorneys who provide general information about the law and give refer- rals. Facilitators review paperwork and give information regarding: initial orders or modifications for child custody, visita- tion, child or spousal support; domestic violence restraining orders; initiating or responding to an action to establish pater- nity; dissolution (divorce), legal separa- tion or nullity of marriage; fee waivers; and income and expense declarations. Facilitators also calculate child and spousal support under the California State guidelines; assist both parties to prepare stipulations (agreements) regarding child custody, visitation, child and spousal sup- port; and prepare orders for parties who have come from a court hearing. People are seen on a first come, first served basis. In Redwood City, the sign up sheet is posted at 8 a.m. Monday to Friday just outside the Facilitator’s office. on the second floor of the Hall of Justice at 400 County Center in Redwood City. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Tuesday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Closed Wednesday. Divorce Workshops are held 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. The Family Law Facilitator also has office hours at the Northern Branch Hall of Justice, 1050 Old Mission Road, South San Francisco. That office is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. *** SAN MATEO COUNTY BAR ASSO-

8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. *** SAN MATEO COUNTY BAR ASSO- CIATION OFFERS A LAWYER REFERRAL

CIATION OFFERS A LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE. Need a lawyer? The San Mateo County Bar Association can help. The Lawyer Referral Service was established in 1958 as a non-profit serv- ice of the San Mateo County Bar Association and is a State Bar of California certified program. Attorneys are pre-screened and must meet pre-set qualifications in terms of cases handled and years of experience. They are also required to have malpractice insurance. For a non-refundable fee of $30 (payable in advance in cash, money order or by credit card), The Lawyer Referral Service pro- vides the name of an attorney who prac- tices in the area of law related to an indi- vidual’s problem and who will provide a consultation of up to 30 minutes. The con- sultation is an opportunity to explain the general nature of the legal problem, for the attorney to explain his or her fee struc- ture and to determine if the case is one he or she wishes to pursue. In some cases, an attorney may be able to respond to specif- ic questions, but because the 30-minute timeframe is so limited, attorneys cannot spend time prior to or during the appoint- ment reviewing documents. Neither the individual nor the attorney are under any obligation to proceed beyond the initial

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DAILY JOURNAL WEEKEND JOURNAL Friday • June 30, 2017 21 A clafoutis is a baked dessert

A clafoutis is a baked dessert of French origin,classically made with cherries — even more classically made with cherries with the pits left in them — all ensconced in a lightly sweetened, pancake-like batter that is poured over the fruit.

Summer berry clafoutis

By Katie Workman

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

One of the great, great, great (three times, that’s how great it is) pleasures of summer is figuring out what to do with all that fruit that floods the mar- kets. Stone fruit like plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries; melons of all stripes; and berries. Oh, the berries. We eat them by the fistful when we’re lucky. Did you ever read Robert McCloskey’s “Blueberries for Sal”? It was one of my favorite children’s books, especially the part where Sal and a baby bear meet while overindulging in a thicket of blueber- ries. When I read that book as a kid, and then later to my own kids, I knew where Sal and that bear were coming from. But besides funneling them straight into our mouths, there are other excel- lent ways to use berries. One of my favorites is a clafoutis. A clafoutis (or clafouti) is a baked dessert of French origin, classically made with cherries — even more clas- sically made with cherries with the pits left in them — all ensconced in a lightly sweetened, pancake-like batter that is poured over the fruit. It puffs up enticingly all around the fruit when it bakes. And it’s great with all kinds of fruit, especially berries. AND it’s easy. This particular ver-

sion cools into a custardy cake, and if you can serve and eat it slightly warm, you will be in for heightened deli- ciousness. A few cracks may appear as it cools — that’s just the way it goes.

SUMMER BERRY CLAFOUTIS WITH WHIPPED CREAM

Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes Serves 8 Berry Cl afo uti s :

1 pint blueberries

1 pound strawberries, halved, or quartered if large

1 tablespoon Chambord, framboise or other berry liqueur

4 large eggs

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups half-and-half

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Sweetened Whi pped Cream:

1 1/2 cups heavy or whipping cream

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a shallow 2 1/2-to-3-quart casserole. Place the berries in the casserole. Sprinkle the Chambord over it, toss the berries with the liqueur, and spread them out in a single layer. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs well, and then add the sugar, salt and vanilla, and whisk well to combine. Dump in

the flour and whisk until the batter becomes very smooth. Slowly pour in the half-and-half and whisk until incorporated. Pour the batter over the berries.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, and the whole thing is pret- tily puffed and nicely browned. Cool the pan on a wire rack until the clafoutis is slightly warm, or at room temperature, knowing that it may crack in a spot or two, which is fine.

While the clafoutis is baking, make the whipped cream. In a large mixing bowl, using a whisk or a hand mixer,

whip the cream with the 2 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar just until

slightly firm peaks are formed. Dust the clafoutis with additional

confectioners’ sugar before serving, and serve with whipped cream.

Berry Cl afo uti s :

Nutrition information per serving:

233 calories; 25 calories from fat; 3 g

fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 108

mg cholesterol; 154 mg sodium; 46 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 24 g sugar; 6 g protein.

Sweetened Whi pped Cream:

Nutrition information per serving:

163 calories; 150 calories from fat; 17

g fat (10 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 62 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium; 3 g car- bohydrate; 0 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1 g

protein.

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By Leanne Italie

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Water that packs a hydrogen punch, snack bars as sticks and confections more savory than sweet are among innovations to emerge from hundreds of purveyors at the Summer Fancy Food Show. The annual showcase hosted by the Specialty Food Association wrapped Tuesday in New York after three days and more than a little sampling of the artisan and high-tech bites and beverages from more than 1,200 companies. Phil Kafarakis, president of the trade group, said in a recent interview that his industry is booming to the tune of $127 billion a year, including the retail and food service markets. The consumer has really changed the dynamic, he said. “Everybody keeps talking about the Millennial, but it’s not just the Millennial. GenX and NextGen and even Boomers, when you think about health and wellness, are looking for authenticity in products,” Kafarakis said. Denise Purcell, head of content, offered these observa- tions gleaned from the food artisans, importers and entre- preneurs who peddled their wares:

SPECIALTY WATERS

Over the last couple of years, Purcell said, something has happened to water. Companies are playing with its natural properties to claim added benefits. “Water is up 75 percent in dollar sales from 2014 to 2016. Separately, there’s a lot of interest in functional beverages, so what we’re seeing right now are enhanced waters,” she said. There’s a company called HFactor Hydrogen infusing its pouched water with molecular hydrogen, reportedly to boost anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also claims of an additional energy boost, all with no added chemicals or magnesium. And there’s Formula Four Beverages’ OXiGEN water, infused with molecular oxygen, so not the O2 kind. Specifically, the company said it uses 1,000 parts per mil- lion of bio-available oxygen per 20 ounces in a bottle, compared to between five and 40 parts per million in tap or other bottled water. Why? Well, according a study cited by Formula Four, all of that helps clear lactic acid, making for a faster recovery after exercise. It also claims a boost in endurance, stamina, mental clarity and, wait for it, decreased hangover effects. There’s also a shot format with five times more oxygen than the bottled product, Purcell said. Another company is doing enhanced waters with pome- granate seed oil, reportedly good for inflammation and to help with digestive health, Purcell said. Another company took an entirely different twist on water and it’s not necessarily to sip or improve health. It’s from Rogers Collection and it’s called Oak Smoked Water, made from Welsh oak chips smoked by the folks at Halen Mon. The water has actually been on the market since 2013 and is pretty much what it claims to be, with smoking done over four days without additives for use in soups, risottos and casseroles as a way to add depth. It can also be frozen into ice cubes for cocktails.

SNACK BARS THAT AREN’T BARS

Purcell has been watching this market segment for a while. “They, too, have grown a lot over the last couple of years.

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Canceled Netflix series ‘Sense8’ to return for two-hour finale

LOS ANGELES — The fans have spoken, and the canceled Netflix series “Sense8” is coming back next year for a two-hour final episode. Netflix and show co-creator Lana Wachowski said Thursday that fan clamor inspired the show’s return. Netflix had announced earlier this month that “Sense8” was not renewed for a third season. The series features global settings and an international cast exploring their mysteri- ous mental link. Wachowski said in a Facebook post that the “passionate letters, the petitions, the collective voice that rose up” in support of the show ultimately helped resurrect it. A Netflix representative confirmed the Facebook post and released a statement Thursday saying, “We decided to give Sense8 fans the ending they totally deserve.”

Entertainment briefs

Anna Chlumsky, Shemar Moore to announce Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES — Actors Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore are set to announce nom- inations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards. The nominations will be released July 13 at the TV academy’s headquarters in Los Angeles. The event will stream live on Emmys.com. In announcing the presenters Thursday, TV academy CEO Hayma Was hington said the television industry has never been more inventive. Last year, the top Emmy winners included “Game of Thrones” and “Veep,” which stars Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Moore previously starred on “Criminal Minds” and has a new series, “S.W.A.T.,” which is scheduled to debut later this year. This year’s ceremony will air Sept. 17 on CBS with Stephen Colbert as host.

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Snack bars are up about 50 percent since 2014 and they’re forecast to grow even more. They hit on a lot of macro-trends like snack- ing and portability and good for you.” Among recent innovations: A company called Aunt Dottie’s mixes together salad ingredients — greens, vegetables, nuts, seeds and fruits — and condenses them into a bar. What’s interesting to Purcell is a variation on the bar, the snack stick. There’s one company, Vivify, doing energy snack sticks in interesting combinations of nuts, quinoa and seeds like flax and sun- flower. There’s a chia-pistachio combination and a quinoa and toasted coconut combo.

PLANT-BASED FOODS

For the first time, the Specialty Food Association asked members if they plan to expand out in this market category. “A third of them said they’re planning innovation around that, and it’s cutting across all different categories, so there’s cheese and meat and dairy alternatives but also condiments, frozen desserts and water again.” The show included a plant-based water made from hemp. Cashew sauce was offered as a cheese sauce alternative in a handy add-hot- water format.

For dessert? “We are seeing a lot more vegan-friendly desserts, whether it’s frozen ice creams or sorbets. Alternative milks, nut milks, are becoming very popular,” Purcell said.

COFFEE AND TEA

“This is another area where we’re seeing a lot of innovation, especially refrigerated and ready to drink varieties. Those have explod- ed. They’ve been up 114 percent between 2014 and 2016,” Purcell said. A company called Sunup uses unroasted green coffee beans in a bottle drink, offering tea-style flavor with a full caffeine kick. Another company, Afineur, claims to have customized the natural fermentation process to eliminate the undesirable characteristics of coffee and enhance the goodness. The resulting coffee is less bitter and easier to digest, Purcell said. Camille Delebecque, the CEO and co- founder of Afineur, has a Ph.D. in synthetic biology.

SAVORY AND SPICY CONFECTIONS

Chocolate went peppery a while ago. Now the artisans are having fun with other fla- vors. “Spices, they’re going to a new level in confections,” Purcell said. One company, Rumi Spice, was founded by a group of U.S. military veterans who source saffron from sustainable farms in Afghanistan for its Saffron Gems, a gummy bite-size treat with threads of saffron visible in the rich-tasting golden candy.

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the whole adventure and ever since has been thirsting for more Avengers action. He tries, endearingly, to prove his mettle on his own as he waits idly in Queens for a call from Tony Stark — giving directions to the elder- ly, retrieving stolen bikes and doing flips on command. What he doesn’t know is that for eight years, there has been a supervillain emerg- ing in his town in the form of a wronged construction worker, Adrian (Michael Keaton), who decided to break bad after los- ing a job to a government crew that clears post-superhero fight disaster areas. Peter, with his true-blue heart and naivete and eagerness to prove himself, of course takes on more than he can handle, while also try- ing to navigate high school, homework, crushes and the awkwardness of just being a teenager. Time passes easily and just when you might worry that you don’t actually care about any of the characters, the story throws a great curveball that carries interest to the end. The film is overflowing with stellar tal- ent, even in the smallest of roles and not counting the Marvel loaners in Robert Downey Jr. (who oozes charisma and charm even when phoning it in for a handful of scenes) and Jon Favreau. In the high school alone, there’s the too-cool Michelle (Zendaya), the crush Liz (Laura Harrier) and the adorable breakout best friend Ned (Jacob

Batalon). Hannibal Buress and Martin Starr are there, too, to add reliable laughs. Adrian’s bad-guy crew includes Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Cernus. Even Spider-Man’s suit has an Oscar winner behind its voice (Jennifer Connelly). Then of course there is Holland, a terrific actor since “The Impossible,” who is the perfect amount of empathetic, excitable and clueless to make Peter Parker work now and for years to come. For the most part, “Homecoming” is a joy. It’s light-hearted, smart, a little meta and the first Marvel film to really consider what it might be like for kids living in a world where superheroes are real. My only quibble with “Spider-Man:

Homecoming” is that for all of its charming and infectious realism about race, high school life and class issues, it has a bit of a woman problem. Simply: Every significant and semi-significant female character looks like a model. It wouldn’t be an issue were the film not so spot-on with casting such a real- istic variety of men and teenage boys, or if it were less concerned with hammering down on the “Aunt May is hot” bit that goes a little too far, but when taken together you start to wonder if maybe things would have been different if just one of the six screen- writers was a woman. But just as Peter has some growing up to do, so does this young franchise. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” a Sony Pictures release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.” Running time:

133 minutes. Three stars out of four.

action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.” Running time: 133 minutes. Three stars out of

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FRIDAY, JUNE 30

Career Resources Fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sobrato Center for Nonprofits,

350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood

Shores. For more information email

phase2careers@gmail.com.

Craft the Summer of Love: Painted Rock Mandalas. 2 p.m. South San Francisco Main Library 840 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco. For more information email valle@plsinfo.org.

Teen Advisory Board. 4 p.m. South San Francisco Main Library 840 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco. For more information email valle@plsin- fo.org.

‘Three Against Alzheimer’s’ Gala Reception. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Coastal Arts League Gallery, 300 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Come to celebrate arts and support the fight against Alzheimer’s. For more information call 726-6335.

Music on the Square. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Come to see Neon Velvet perform. For more information call 780-7311.

Community Day. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

603 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo.

Open to entire community. Free clothes, books, toys and more. For more information email dsmelan- con@gmail.com.

‘The North Pool’ by Rajiv Joseph. 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Watch a psychological thriller that looks at racial, cultural and gender profiling in America. For more information and to buy tickets visit http://www.dragonproduc- tions.net.

SATURDAY, JULY 1 Fellowship Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 603 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo. Open to entire community. Featuring two guest speakers. Lunch provided. For more information email dsmelan- con@gmail.com.

‘Following My Muse: Exploring the Landscape in Watercolor’ by Steve Curl. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. The artwork of Palo Alto artist Steve Curl will be presented by the Portola Valley Art Gallery. For more information contact frances.frey- berg@gmail.com.

Saturday Morning Yarn. 10:30 a.m.

840 W. Orange Ave., South San

Francisco. Learn to knit perfect squares and rectangles. For more information contact valle@plsinfo.org.

Art and Technology: Screen Print. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 840 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco. Paint with prepared silk screens or design origi- nal prints. All ages. For more informa- tion contact valle@plsinfo.org.

Painted Rock Mandalas. 2 p.m. 306 Walnut Ave., South San Francisco. Come paint rocks to celebrate the Summer of Love. For more informa- tion email valle@plsinfo.org.

Movies at the Library: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie.’ 2 p.m. 306 Walnut Ave., South San Francisco. Movie is rated PG. For more information email valle@plsinfo.org.

Jazz-pop duo 23rd Hour. 8:30 p.m. Angelicas, 863 Main St., Redwood City.For more information email sher-

ry@23rdhr.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 2 The Brigham Brothers. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Free concert. For more information call

558-7300.

‘The North Pool’ by Rajiv Joseph. 2 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Watch a psychological thriller that looks at racial, cultural and gender profiling in America. For more information and to buy tickets visit dragonproductions.net.

Folksinger, Storyteller and Autoharp Virtuoso at Belmont Library. 3 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Performer Adam Miller presents a free program of American folksongs and stories. For more information email adam@folksing- ing.org.

MONDAY, JULY 3

Different Pathways. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

400 County Center, Redwood City.

Visit mixed media artist Neil Murphy’s newest exhibit. Runs through Aug. 30. For more informa- tion email neilart7@gmail.com.

Family Story Time in Spanish. 10:30 a.m. 306 Walnut Ave., South San Francisco. Ages 3 to 5. For more information email valle@plsinfo.org.

Drawing Circle. 4 p.m. 840 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco. Open to all ages and skill levels. For more information contact valle@plsinfo.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 4

Foster City Fourth of July Celebration. 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Leo Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. Events include the Family and Dog Parade and a firework show begin- ning at 9:30 p.m. For more informa- tion see fostercity.org.

Redwood City Fourth of July Parade. 10 a.m. Downtown Redwood City. The 79th annual parade will include floats and numerous family activities. For more information see redwoodcity.org.

Woodside Junior Rodeo. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 521 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Featuring classic horse events, junior rodeo, pig scramble, foods, jewelry and more. For more information call 851-8300.

An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Come for ice cream making, Independence Day crafts and viewings of vintage films. Admission is $3. For more informa- tion call 299-0104.

Lathrop House Open House. Noon to 3 p.m. 627 Hamilton St., Redwood City. Free lemonade social after the parade.

Redwood City Fireworks and Live music. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Port of Redwood City. The fireworks extrava- ganza will start at approximately 9:30 p.m. Early arrival is recommended. For more information see redwoodcity.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 San Mateo Credit Union Financial Learning Web Tutorials. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Learn more about San Mateo Credit Union’s new interactive learning cen- ter, which includes modules on mort- gages, retirement, financial aid and more. Hosted by the San Mateo Credit Union. For more information call 591-8286.

Sons in Retirement Branch Lunch and Annual Auction. 11:30 a.m. South San Francisco Elk’s Lodge, 920 Stonegate Drive, South San Francisco. Annual ‘Clean Clutter’ auction. For more information call 878-5746.

Bingo. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Enjoy an afternoon of excitement. Every Wednesday and second and fourth Friday of the month. For more infor- mation call 522-7490.

Science Club: Slime. 4 p.m. 840 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco. Make slime with the scientific method. For more information con- tact valle@plsinfo.org.

Music in the Park. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stafford Park, 50 King St., Redwood City. Come to watch Blue Summit per-

form. For more information call 780-

7311.

THURSDAY, JULY 6 English Conversation. 10:30 a.m. 306 Walnut Ave., South San Francisco. Practice your English. Every Thursday. For more information email valle@plsinfo.org.

Family Story Time. 10:30 a.m. 306 Walnut Ave., South San Francisco. Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. For more information email valle@plsinfo.org.

Foster City 55+ Club Fourth of July Celebration Lunch. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. $5 for Non- Members. For more information call

286-2585.

Fertility, Pre and Postnatal Yoga with your Baby. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New Leaf Community Classroom, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. This comprehensive class will prepare your body for concep- tion and address daily changes while your baby grows and your body heals from birth. For more informa- tion or to pre-register visit newleaf.com/events.

Sen. Al Franken. Noon. Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. U.S. Sen. Franken discusses his path from comedian to public office. For more information email ggehue@com- menwealthclub.org.

MidPen Media Center Orientation. 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m. 900 San Antonio Road, San Carlos. Learn the basics about your public access channels and how you can best make use of

them. For more information call 494-

8686.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. 7 p.m. Menlo-Atherton Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Watch and discuss a film about the formation of a multi- cultural music group at the Windrider Film Forum. General admission is $15. For more information go to windrid- erbayarea.org.

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recipes for gluten-free baguettes, caramelized banana bread and even Sicilian orange cake, they now have their eyes set on tackling a recipe for gluten-free panettone, a fluffy sweet bread originating in Italy. “We do a lot of experimentation, that’s the fun part,” said Sullivan. A former electrical engineer before he decided to focus on baking some two years ago, Makram has enjoyed learning how to bake a wide array of baked goods, including crusty baguettes, bagels and cheese and chocolate rolls, by trial and error. “I think the best thing is I did not have baking experience before so I wasn’t tied to different conventional ways of how to approach things,” he said. “It was like a new experiment every day.” Using various combinations of almond flour, coconut flour and yeast, among other ingredients, Makram has been able to avoid using apple cider vinegar, a key ingredient in many gluten-free recipes, when he bakes bread and desserts. Makram said vine- gar is responsible for the unpleasant aftertaste associated with gluten-free baked goods.

Dissatisfaction with the gluten-free items available in grocery stores drove Makram and Sullivan, who are dating, to create tastier versions of their favorite recipes. Makram was in search of healthier ways to eat bread, one of his favorite foods, in an effort to lose weight. But when he did research on gluten- free breads, which he perceived to be healthier, he found that the loaves available at nearby grocery stores were either stale or frozen. “We tried to break a piece off of it and it would literally shatter in splin- ters,” he said. “We did a lot more order- ing stuff online to see what it tasted like. And everything pretty much tast- ed like cardboard.” The pair prides themselves on creat- ing one of the only gluten-free bak- eries that delivers fresh bread to Bay Area grocery stores daily, making freshly baked options available to cus- tomers who are allergic to gluten or prefer not to eat it for health reasons. They also keep busy on weekends, fer- rying bread, cookies and cakes to local farmers’ markets. To make it to stores that stock their bakery’s items, the pair starts their days in the late afternoon, baking through the night until 4 a.m., when Makram, a San Carlos resident, makes deliveries in stores in San Francisco and Oakland, as well as local stores.

Though Sullivan, a Redwood City resident, now works as a full-time nurse and case manager, she puts countless hours into the two-person operation during her spare time. They also contend with the Bay Area’s unpredictable temperatures, which affect the length of time a gluten-free item needs to ferment before it is baked. Without gluten to hold the air in bread dough as it is ris- ing, the loaves they bake require vari- ous fermentation times to make sure they rise when they are baked. “For our lovely Bay Area, you get the different seasons in one day,” said Makram. But their labor of love pays off when they hear from customers who are able to eat baguettes or dishes like French toast for the first time. Many of their fans find them on social media or encounter them at farmers’ markets like the one held every Saturday at College of San Mateo. “We have kids, you can hear them crying down the aisle at the farmers’ market like ‘Ducks & Dragons!’” said Makram. They said they enjoy discussing their creations with customers, who are eager to provide suggestions and wish lists for what they’d like to see next. “They feel like they’re involved in what we’re making,” said Sullivan.

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Thursday. One of the bills, known as “Kate’s Law,” would impose harsher prison sentences on deportees who re-enter the United States. The bill is named after 32-year old Kathryn Steinle, who was shot and killed in California in 2015 by a man who was in the country illegally. Juan Francisco Lopez- Sanchez, who pleaded not guilty to the crime, had been released by sheriff’s officials months earlier despite a request by immigration officials to keep him behind bars. A second bill would bar states and localities that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities from receiv- ing certain Justice Department and Homeland Security grants, including some related to law enforcement and terrorism. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he appreciates Congress’ effort to “address the dangers of sanc-

tuary

offenders.”

At a news conference at the Capitol with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Kelly said his agency “will enforce the laws that are passed by Congress,” adding:

“I am offended when members of this institution put pressure and often threaten me and my officers to ignore the laws they make.”

what

threats or pressure he was referring to.

The Justice Department’s inspector general has identified California and major cities such as Chicago, New York and Philadelphia as locales with barriers to information-sharing among local police and immigration officials. The Trump administration warned nine jurisdictions in late April that they could lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. Trump said Wednesday that the two House bills would close “dangerous loopholes exploited by criminals, gang members, drug dealers, killers, terrorists.” He told family members gathered at the White House that

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they’d “lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation’s immigration laws.” Sessions said in a statement that Steinle’s death was preventable, adding that “she would still be alive today if only the city of San Francisco had put the public’s safety first. How many more Americans must die before we put an end to this madness?” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said “Kate’s Law” would not have had an impact on the Steinle case, noting that Steinle was killed in July 2015 by an immigrant who had been mistakenly released by the federal Bureau of Prisons. The proposed bill “would not have kept Kate Steinle’s killer off the streets,” Gutierrez said. “Instead, we are voting on a bill to put other people - in different circumstances — in jail for longer periods of time. It is a bait- and-switch strategy: use a horrible tragedy to sell a policy that would not have prevented that death, so that you put more immigrants in jail for longer periods of time.”

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