Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010 • Vol X, Edition 309

High-speed rail: What’s next?
Underground solutions remains a possibility
By Bill Silverfarb

California high-speed rail
• Plan is for electrified bullet trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco. • State voters approved a nearly $10 billion bond in November 2008 to begin the project; • Awarded $2.5 billion in federal funding in May. • Grant application submitted Friday for more than $1 billion to electrify Caltrain tracks and build a new station in Millbrae. • Estimated cost is expected to be more than $40 billion,although critics say that number could double. • No plans for underground rail line on the Peninsula; cities of Belmont, Burlingame and Atherton planning resolutions to oppose some aspects of the project.

City responds to rail analysis

High-speed rail options have been essentially whittled down for the Peninsula to an elevated viaduct for most of the line and cities opposing the alternative are scrambling to find other solutions. Three cities, Belmont, Burlingame and Atherton, are considering passing symbolic resolutions to oppose at least some aspects of the project as their city councils have made it clear the tracks should be buried underground through their cities. Belmont Mayor Christine

Wozniak is also currently crafting a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration, urging it not to grant funds for construction of the line on the Peninsula. In

Burlingame, Councilman Michael Brownrigg is crafting a similar letter. The Burlingame City Council will

See NEXT, Page 20

Redwood City officials are not happy with the California HighSpeed Rail Authority’s recently unveiled plans to build the system through the Peninsula on an abovegrade system. “We’re disappointed in the authority’s perspective that other, more desirable configurations won’t be considered,” Councilwoman Barbara Pierce said in a written statement. Pierce sits on the Redwood City Council’s ad hoc committee on high-speed rail.

Despite the council’s dissatisfaction, it intends to continue working with the authority on “cons t r u c t iv e solutions that will be more suitable for our community,” Pierce said. The city plans to launch its own engineering and economic analysis and suggest its own alternative ideas. Among the issues the city

See RAIL, Page 20

Moms find the time to Get Movin’
By Heather Murtagh

On Sunday morning, a group of women braved the odd summer breeze to jog and exercise in San Mateo. It wasn’t all fitness talk. This group of moms had other things to talk about as well — moving, kids, their jobs. All of those things come up when you get a group of women together to focus on fitness. The good news is: They are all taking the time to be healthy. Three local women who professionally made fitness a life goal noticed too many people were saying their lives kept them from making healthy choices in fitness and in food. Understanding those concerns as working moms, the three came up with an event to introduce people to realistic ways to incorporate fitness into a busy lifestyle. For a $10 donation, which will go to the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, participants can take four 30-minute courses covering a variety of topics from getting a great booty to making kid-friend-


Jennifer Christgau-Aquino,left,stretches with the ladies of Mothers on the Run before they take a jog through Ryder Park in San See MOVIN’, Page 20 Mateo Sunday morning.

Candidate pools for November election solidify

San Mateo County races in which some incumbents did not seek reelection were finalized yesterday, cementing the candidate pools from which voters will choose in November. The majority of the gubernatorial election ballot was set last Friday but the filing deadline in races lack-

i n g incumbents was extended until Aug. 11. O f those not previously established, the Sequoia Healthcare District Board race proves to be the most crowded with seven candidates vying for

three positions. The filing deadline was extended because current President Don Horsley is not running to seek the District 3 supervisorial seat. Those running are incumbents Art Faro and Jack Hickey. Opposing them are physician Jerry Shefren, health care professional Ruth WestGorrin, businessman Michael Stogner, business owner Alpio

Barbara and retired engineer Frederick Graham. The Peninsula Health Care District has three vying for three seats — in essence, declaring the winners. Lawrence W. Cappel, Helen C. Galligan and Donald Newman all qualified. The same happened with the Jefferson Union High School District, which has three spots and

three candidates: Katherine Zarate Dulany, Maria S. Luna and Thomas A. Nuris. Also with Bayshore Elementary School District’s three spots: Cecil T. Owens, Theresa M. Gerigk and Rachel Garibaldi. On the flip side, as of the last information released Wednesday, no candidate including incumbent

See ELECTION, Page 6


Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“It will be a struggle for the authority to get rid of the system in place and put it underground in Belmont....Their railroad solution was done years ago.Whether they are happy with the solution,I don’t know.”
— Assemblyman Jerry Hill “High-speed rail: What’s next?” see page 1

Signs of life found after oil spill See page 5

Local Weather Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph...Becoming 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 80s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Clear except for patchy fog after midnight.

Wall Street
Stocks fall sharply as investors’ gloom grows See page 10

An assistant carries a plastic statuette of 16th-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther,which is part of the art installation ‘Martin Luther — I’m standing here’by German artist Ottmar Hoerl in Wittenberg,Germany.

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Thought for the Day
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Strange but True
Police find live cat ‘marinating’ in car trunk
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Police say a traffic stop led to animal cruelty charges after they found a live cat “marinating” in oil and peppers in the trunk of a car. Buffalo police say officers heard the cat meowing when they stopped 51year-old Gary Korkuc of Cheektowaga to ticket him for running a stop sign Sunday night. They say they checked the trunk and found 4-year-old Navarro in a cage, his fur covered with oil, crushed red peppers and chili peppers. Police say Korkuc told them he did it because Navarro was ill-tempered. Korkuc was charged with cruelty and released; his phone number isn’t listed. Police say he told them he was going to cook Navarro. Korkuc also told officers a number of things that didn’t make sense, including that his neutered male cat was pregnant. Animal advocates have cleaned Navarro and put him up for adoption. But he’s also an enthusiast of Anthrocon. That’s an annual convention of people dedicated to anthropomorphism, the practice of attributing human characteristics to animals. Mathews says his friends already call him Boomer, as did his late parents, though that took some persuading. Allegheny County Judge Robert Folino says he’ll take a couple of days to decide. He says he could nix the request if it results in “unintended consequences” like being “seen as bizarre.” stores are reporting that it glows in the dark. Experts tell The Register-Guard that they shouldn’t worry because it’s due to certain marine bacteria that can cause shrimp and other seafood to appear luminescent. They say it’s not a health risk and does not indicate mishandling during processing. Specialists at Oregon State University Sea Grant Extension say the bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures, especially on seafood products where salt was added during processing.

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Four sisters have four babies in four days
CHICAGO — Four sisters from one family have each given birth within four days. That’s four sisters, four babies, four days. The same obstetrician delivered the babies of three of the sisters — 27-yearold Lilian Sepulveda, 29-year-old Saby Pazos and 24-year-old Leslie Pazos — in the same suburban Chicago hospital on Friday and Saturday. A fourth sister, Heidi Lopez, gave birth on Monday in California. Family members say the women didn’t plan the timing. Obstetrician Dr. Jean Alexandre, who delivered the three babies in suburban Chicago, calls the births “very unusual but wonderful at the same time.”


Video shows woman smashing window over McNuggets
TOLEDO, Ohio — A security video from a McDonald’s in Ohio shows a woman punching two restaurant employees and smashing a drive-thru window because she couldn’t get Chicken McNuggets. The tantrum caught on tape in Toledo earlier this year shows the customer reaching through the drive-thru window, slugging one worker and then another. She then grabs a bottle out of her car and tosses it through the glass window before speeding off. It happened early on New Year’s Day. Police say Melodi Dushane was angry that McNuggets weren’t being served, because it was breakfast time. Dushane says she was drunk at the time. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail last month and ordered to pay McDonald’s for the broken window.


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Man seeks to change name to Boomer the Dog
PITTSBURGH — A judge is considering whether a Pittsburgh-area man can legally change his name to Boomer the Dog after a short-lived television series. The man who went to court Tuesday is 44-year-old Gary Guy Mathews, of Green Tree. He is a fan of the 1980s NBC series “Here’s Boomer,” which featured a dog who rescued people.

Oregon residents report glow-in-the dark shrimp
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Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010


Creating paper jewelry
By Heather Murtagh

Police reports
Your mom is here
A man’s mother-in-law was outside his house and threatening to kill him on the 200 block of North Delaware Street in San Mateo before 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

Getting Carol Windsor the best gift comes in the form of paper. In her Burlingame workroom, which can be reached after taking a tiny set of stairs, are hundreds of strips of paper. Featuring different colors, textures and designs, the paper is cut in ribbon-like strips and hung on the wall. It’s one of the many crafting tools Windsor uses for inspiration in making her jewelry while her little dog Lucy sits on the floor, occasionally seeking attention. Windsor is known for her colorful designs, which started as an inspiration from flowers. Now, as she gets into her gray years, Windsor is starting to explore more intricate, gray-centric filigree patterns with pops of color still made from high-quality paper. Windsor’s work looks so fragile in photographs, but feels quite different when given the chance to really pick it up. It actually has a unique sound as well, with the hardened paper petals clanging together. People will have the opportunity to get a first-hand look, and feel, of Windsor’s work at the 2010 American Craft Council Show which starts Friday in San Francisco. “The 2010 American Craft Council Show showcases the variety, ingenuity and quality of craft on the West Coast,” Bernadette Boyle, director of marketing and communications for the American Craft Council said in a prepared statement. “By adding the new handmade under $100 and lawn and garden categories and introducing hands-on demonstrations for children and adults, we hope to inspire a new

audience and new generations of visitors to explore craft and celebrate the Bay Area’s thriving culture of making.” The three-day show is one of the few on the West Coast where Windsor showcases her work. Windsor grew up makCarol Windsor ing jewelry. At 16, with her ears pierced, Windsor realized there were few options for earrings which she wanted to wear. To fill that void, Windsor began making and then selling her own jewelry. She charged local department stores $1 per pair, which would then be sold for $2. Windsor kept her interest in jewelry-making alive while attending the University of California at Berkeley. She was a design major who took jewelry classes. Windsor found a calling in metal and wood working. About 10 years ago, Windsor started to look for new challenges in her crafting. “I was craving color,” she said. Windsor started adding color with paper flowers, which became more elaborate. Since then, her work with paper has gotten more specific with a technique of laminating sterling silver between layers of paper. The oxidized metal creates a dark color which shows through Windsor’s petal-like paper pieces. Everything she does is by hand and always evolving. More recently, Windsor took a metal filigree class and began using wire and color in new ways. Windsor is one of many San Mateo County

Craft Council Show
The 2010 American Craft Council Show opens Friday,Aug. 13 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, located between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.Use the entrance at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street.The show opens at 10 a.m.daily.It ends at 8 p.m. opening night,6 p.m.Saturday,Aug.14 and 5 p.m.Sunday,Aug.15.Paid valet parking is available or visitors may park at the Marina Green and take a complementary shuttle bus. Tickets are $12 for a one day-pass,$18 for two.Children 12 and under are free.Tickets are $2 off when purchased in advance online at 5 p.m.on Friday,Aug.13,admission is $5.For more information contact the American Craft Council at (800) 836-3470.To learn more about Carol Windsor’s work visit

Disturbing the peace. A wife was chasing and hitting her husband on the 100 block of West Hillsdale Boulevard before 1:42 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Burglary. There was an attempted burglary on the 1000 block of Annapolis Drive before 11:16 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Theft. A Social Security card was stolen from a man on the 100 block of South Fremont Street before 2:01 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 Disturbing the peace. Two men were fighting surrounded by a group of approximately 25 individuals on the 100 block of 31st Avenue before 4:49 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Suspicious person. Two men were loitering and drinking behind the restaurant on the 400 block of South Norfolk Street before 23:02 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10

Disturbance. A man was attempting to force open the gates of Ace Towing to take his car on the 1000 block of San Mateo Avenue before 8:13 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Fraudulent act. A transvestite was trying to cash a check with a fake name on the 1200 block of El Camino Real before 10:02 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Verbal threats. A man with a handgun was spotted in front of an apartment on the 700 block of Seventh Avenue before 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10.

crafters who will be debuting their work in San Francisco this weekend. Also showing is Wayne Wichern from Redwood City who makes hats with theatrical touches; Judith Paul who makes kaleidoscopes with art glass inside; and Karin Pohl from San Carlos who practices a centuries-old metal enamel technique.


Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010

By Heather Murtagh


• On a bipartisan 28-3 vote, the state Senate Wednesday approved legislation that would allow access to the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) highway lanes for the latest generation of low-emission vehicles – similar to a program that previously allowed some hybrid cars such access. Once received, the governor will have 12 days to sign or veto the bill. Senate Bill 535, authored by state Sen. Leland Yee, DSan Francisco/San Mateo, would provide up to 40,000 advanced technology vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell cars, access to the HOV lane during commuting hours until 2015. Several car manufactures are launching such vehicles between now and 2012.

Commissioners: Consider saving home
Rather than demolishing a Burlingame house once questioned for its historic status to build two new homes, the Planning Commission encouraged the property owner to save the main home and build a second behind it. Three buildings — a main house, a guest house and a detached garage — currently fill the land at 1540 Newlands Ave. All three buildings would be demolished under a proposal that went before the Planning Commission for design review Monday. Instead, the commission asked the property owner to consider saving the main house and building a new house in the rear, said Community Development Director Bill Meeker. At a minimum, the commission asked the design of the two houses to be reworked to better fit with the surrounding architecture. Since the property is not historic, the commission has no grounds to stop construction. Which option will be seen when the plans come back before the commission is up to the property owner. Major changes would mean the plans will once again be considered under design review, said Meeker. While the building was found to not be a historic resource under national or state standards, a few residents spoke at the meeting supporting maintaining unique elements in Bill Meeker structures throughout the city, Meeker said. The current proposal would turn the parcel into two lots — tentatively given the addresses of 1536 and 1540 Newlands Ave. A two-story home with a detached two-car garage totaling 3,882 square feet is proposed at 1546 Newlands Ave., according to a staff report. Next door, a two-story home with a detached two-car garage totaling 4,372 square feet is proposed. A special permit is being requested for both properties which are proposed to be taller than the 30-foot limit. A property over 50 years old is not on its own historic, but could be. Under the California Environmental Quality Act, a building that is at least 50 years old is a potentially historic property. It was that thinking that prompted the city to review 1540 Newlands Ave. last year. At the same meeting, the commission approved a proposal allowing facade changes to 1440 Burlingame Ave. allowing an olive oil and specialty food store to open at the site. Burlingame Avenue is also getting a yogurt shop. Plans for ULove Yogurt at 1118 Burlingame Ave. were also approved Monday. The proposal is the first to take advantage of a recentlychanged municipal code allowing five additional food establishments — which could be anything from a bar to a fullservice restaurant — in portions of the Burlingame Avenue commercial area. Two other businesses were studied. Plans to convert the former paint ball business at 1864 Rollins Road to an indoor soccer, softball and lacrosse facility will come back as a regular action item at a future meeting due to a parking variance request. Plans to open a San Francisco Soup Company at 270 Lorton Ave. received positive reviews and will come back at a future meeting for action.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

• The Belmont City Council extended a moratorium on new massage establishments in the city until July 27, 2011 at its Tuesday night meeting.

Local brief
Bullets hit car, home in Tuesday afternoon shooting
A suspect fired at a group of people with a high-powered weapon in South San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon but no one was injured, police said Wednesday. South San Francisco police responded to a call about shots fired around 4 p.m. in the 2400 block of Greendale Drive. Police believe a male suspect fired a high-powered rifle or shotgun from a car toward the group of people, South San Francisco police Sgt. Joni Lee said. The bullets struck a parked car and an occupied home, but no one was hit by the gunfire, police said. The shooter was gone by the time police arrived but officers found three bullet casings at the scene, Lee said. Police have not identified any suspects in the case, Lee said. Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call Officer Gablin at the South San Francisco Police Department at 877-8900.

Californians’income sees first decline since WWII
By Sudhen Thanwala

SAN FRANCISCO — The personal income of California residents declined last year for the first time since World War II, state officials said Wednesday. An analysis by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis found that statewide income fell by $40 billion in 2009 to $1.56 trillion. That’s down about 2.5 per-

cent from the previous year and even lower than the 2007 figure. Per capita income was a little more than $42,000 in 2009, compared with nearly $44,000 in 2008, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Data released by the agency Monday shows most of the state’s metropolitan areas saw personal income decline or remain the same last year. In the Los Angeles area, personal

income fell 3 percent to $551.27 billion from $568.43 billion in 2008. San Francisco saw a 3.3 percent decline to $257.76 billion from $266.68 billion in 2008. Fresno and Bakersfield were among the few areas that saw personal incomes rise. Brad Kemp, an economist with Beacon Economics, said the numbers from those Central California cities reflect relatively steady employment in the farming sector.



Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010


Regrowth found in oiled marshes
By Cain Burdeau and Jeffery Collins

BARATARIA BAY, La. — Shoots of marsh grass and bushes of mangrove trees already are starting to grow back in the bay where just months ago photographers shot startling images of dying pelicans coated in oil from the massive Gulf oil spill. More than a dozen scientists interviewed by the Associated Press say the marsh here and across the Louisiana coast is healing itself, giving them hope delicate wetlands might weather the worst offshore spill in U.S. history better than they had feared. Some marshland could be lost, but the amount appears to be small compared with what the coast loses every year through human development. On Tuesday, a cruise through the Barataria Bay marsh revealed thin shoots growing up out of the oiled mass of grass. Elsewhere, there were still gray, dead mangrove shrubs, likely killed by the oil, but even there new green growth was coming up. “These are areas that were black with oil,” said Matt Boasso, a temporary worker with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. As crude from a blown-out BP well oozed toward the marshes after an April oil-rig explosion, experts had feared it would kill roots in marsh grass, smother the mangroves and ultimately dissolve wetlands that plant life was holding together. State, federal and BP cleanup efforts were focused on preventing that from happening by burning and skimming the oil, blocking it with booms and sand berms and breaking it up with chemical dispersants. Whether it is a triumph of cleanup work, the marshes’ resiliency or both, scientists have reported regrowth of grasses, black mangrove trees and roseau cane, a lush, tall cane found


Oil clings to marsh grass in South Pass near Venice,La.
in the brackish waters around the mouth of the Mississippi River. “The marsh is coming back, sprigs are popping up,” said Alexander S. Kolker, a marsh expert and coastal geologist in Cocodrie, La., with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. He’s working with a National Science Foundation team looking at the effect of the BP oil spill on Louisiana’s vast but severely stressed marshland — also known as the Cajun prairie — where trappers, shrimpers and alligator hunters have made their living for generations. Louisiana, the state worst hit by the oil spill, is home to the vast majority of the northern Gulf’s marshland. Coastal Louisiana is covered in a thick mat of salt marshes that thrive on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, where land merges with the sea. The marshes provide life support for fauna and flora in the Gulf, said Bob Thomas, a zoologist at Loyola University, and up to 90 percent of commercial fisheries depend on them for some stage of fish development.


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, center, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, left, and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the first high-speed rail station in San Francisco Wednesday.

Politicians break ground on $4 billion San Francisco transit hub

SAN FRANCISCO — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and a phalanx of federal, state and local politicians have broken ground on San Francisco’s new $4 billion public transit hub. The groundbreaking Wednesday marked the beginning of construction on what Boxer called the “Grand Central Station of the West.” Other politicians present included U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. The planned 1 million-square-foot bus and

train station will serve as the northern end of California’s planned highspeed rail service between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Plans also call for the construction of the tallest skyscraper on the West Gavin Newsom Coast above the transit center. Funding for the first phase of the project includes $400 million in federal stimulus money.

Port eligible for federal money

The Port of Redwood City is among the corridors, projects and initiatives eligible for federal funding as part of the nation’s new push to move more cargo on water rather than crowded highways. The piece involving the port is a coalition called the Golden State Marine Highway Initiative, a joint effort by four California ports to form a 1,100-mile stretch along the West Coast to move freight more efficiently. The other ports involved in the initiative are Hueneme and San Diego and the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District. Projects that would be developed at the

port include construction of a 10-acre storage and marshaling yard for marine containers and truck trailers, concrete wharf reinforcement and a 100-ton capacity mobile harbor crane. The U.S. Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration chose the projects and initiatives form a pool of 35 submitted by ports and local transportation agencies. “Making better use of our rivers, waterways and coastal routes offers an intelligent way to relieve some of the biggest challenges we face in transportation — congestion on our roads, climate change, fossil fuel energy use and soaring road maintenance costs,” Port Chairman Ralph Garcia said in a written statement.


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Shirley Ann (Quilici) Van Wart
Shirley Ann (Quilici) Van Wart, born Dec. 3, 1943, died Aug. 8, 2010. A resident of Live Oak for the past 17 years, Shirley devoted her life to her husband Jerry of 48 years, and to her children. Shirley was born and raised in South San Francisco where she met the love of her life, Jerry, while attending South San Francisco High School. They began their life together in a SSF home, where they started their family of two children; Judith Ann (Ferrigno), and David John. Shirley loved to garden; play the nickel machines at nearby casinos; and she thoroughly enjoyed live performances at local theaters. While these were her hobbies, her life-long “occupation” was her devotion to her home, husband, children and family. She is survived by her husband Jerry; daughter, Judy (Matteo) Ferrigno of Stockton; son, David (Debbie) Van Wart of Millbrae; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Earl Honey of San Jose; sister-in-law Yvonna Giordano of South San Francisco; brother-in-law and sister-inlaw, William and Karen Van Wart of Palm Harbor, Fla.; four grandchildren, Francesca Ferrigno, Danielle Ferrigno, Henry Van Wart and Amanda Ferrigno; numerous nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces. The funeral will leave the Chapel of the Highlands, El Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive in Millbrae 9:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, for Saint Dunstan’s Catholic Church, 1133 Broadway in Millbrae, where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. Family and friends may visit on Sunday after 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Chapel of the Highlands with a vigil service beginning at 4 p.m.

State sues makers of kids’ bounce houses over lead
OAKLAND — California Attorney General Jerry Brown is suing several makers of so-called “bounce houses” after tests showed some of the structures contain unsafe levels of lead. In a suit filed in Oakland Wednesday, Brown says tests conducted by Oakland’s Center for Environmental Health found the vinyl in the inflatable structures contain lead levels that exceed both state and federal standards. Tests on one such house found it with lead

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levels more than 70 times higher than the federal limit. Brown wants the nine companies named in the suit to stop selling the contaminated materials. He also wants rental companies to post warnings Jerry Brown about lead levels. Bounce houses are often used at facilities that feature indoor inflatables for children to play on. spots on the Cabrillo Unified School District board — Charles Jones, Kirk Riemer, Charmion Donegan, Freya McCamant and Rob Pappalardo. Two county races, treasurer-tax collector and District 2 supervisor, are run-off elections between the top two vote-getters in the June primary. In the former, all county voters will be asked to choose between Deputy Treasurer-Tax Collector Sandie Arnott and Dave Mandelkern, community college district trustee. For the latter, Horsley is squaring off against second-place vote-getter April Vargas. Although supervisors represent a single district, they are elected at-large. Other items on the ballot are a charter amendment change on supervisor resignations and appointments, several school bond measures, a one-cent sales tax increase in Half Moon Bay and races for state Assembly, state Senate and U.S. Congress. For a full roster of candidates and measures go to

Alfonso ‘Al’Estrella
Alfonso “Al” Estrella, born Dec. 31, 1948, in San Bruno died July 23 in Burlingame after a brief illness. A roofing contractor by trade, his real joy was being around his kids and grandkids. Also, an avid bowler, he often recalled the thrill of a “299” he once shot. Preceded in death by his mother Lina Fischer, he’s survived by his children, Jim, Amanda and Alaya, stepchildren Darrin and Jamia; his seven grandchildren, Brendan, Kaileigh, Hayden, Garrett, Ashley, Hayley and Bryce; as well as numerous family members and friends. A sincere heartfelt “thank you” from Jim, goes out to cousin Henry Johns for his dedication and devotion to his father during his final days. A private service will be held Aug. 29 on the San Francisco Bay where his love for the ocean will be honored as his final resting place for his cremated remains. As a public service, the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 250 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing. To submit obituaries e-mail information along with a jpeg photo to Free obituaries are edited for style, clarity, length and grammar. If you would like to have an obituary printed more than once, longer than 250 words or without editing, please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at

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Larry Hassett qualified for the Midpeninsula Regional Director position, according to county elections records. Likewise, the Hillsborough City Council race had no qualified candidates for its two seats, as of the latest records, and the Daly City Council race also had no candidates qualified for three open seats. This information could change, however, if any candidates submitted the required signatures by the 5 p.m. deadline but still needed validation. Five are squaring off for three spots on the Brisbane Elementary School Governing Board: Incumbents Thomas P. Ledda, Ken Walker and Joseph M. Blank, and Dawn Cutler and Leo Tingin. There are also five candidates for the three



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China death toll rises to 1,117
By David Wivell

Around the nation
Gibbs stands by remarks on liberals — sort of
WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he might have said things differently when he lashed out at liberals he called the “professional left” and suggested some of them should be drug tested. But he told his daily White house briefing that he’s certainly not leaving his job over the remark, as at least one Democratic congressman has suggested. And he stuck to his line that President Barack Obama has accomplished or made great strides on key goals and promises Robert Gibbs despite criticism from some liberals that he has not done enough. Gibbs found himself in hot water with some liberals after his remarks in an interview with “The Hill” newspaper. The spokesman said that liberals who likened Obama to former President George W. Bush on many policies should be “drug tested.”

ZHOUQU, China — Heavy rains lashed a remote section of northwestern China as the death toll from weekend flooding that triggered massive landslides jumped to 1,117, although the fading hopes of rescuers got a boost late Wednesday when a survivor was found in the debris. The state-run Xinhua News Agency gave no immediate details on the survivor, found nearly four days after the disaster struck. Earlier Wednesday, a 50year-old man was rescued who had been trapped in knee-deep mud on the second floor of a hotel, Xinhua said. Local officials were cited as saying at least 627 people were still missing. The National Meteorological Center warned there was a “relatively large” chance of more landslides in the coming days, as heavier rain was expected, with up to 3 1/2 inches (90 millimeters) forecast for Friday. Troops and rescue teams, joined by traumatized survivors, were increasingly turning to recovering bodies and seeing to the needs of the living. Clean drinking water was a primary concern, with most local sources destroyed or too polluted to use. Entire communities in Gansu province’s Zhouqu district were swal-

Blagojevich jurors may be deadlocked

Residents collect their belongings after a flood hit Yongji town in Jilin,China.
lowed when the debris-choked Bailong River jumped its banks early Sunday, releasing wave after wave of mud and rubble-strewn water. While torrential rains were the direct cause, tree cutting that left the dry hills exposed and the weakening of cliff faces by a massive 2008 earthquake were seen as contributing factors. Buildings were torn from their foundations, their lower floors blown out by the force of the debris-laden water. Three villages comprising hundreds of households were entirely buried and much of the county seat was submerged. “In some households, all the people have died,” making the counting of the dead more difficult, Zhang Weixing, a Ministry of Civil Affairs official, told a news conference Wednesday.

CHICAGO — After more than a week of silence, jurors in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich threw the courtroom into confusion Wednesday when they sent a note to the judge suggesting they may be deadlocked on at least some counts. In their 11th day of deliberations, the jurors told Judge James B. Zagel that they had made “a reasonable attempt” to reach a unanimous decision, but asked for guidance if they can’t reach a unanimous decision on any given count. Zagel, who read Rod their note aloud in court, said he would Blagojevich send a reply asking jurors to be clearer about what they meant so that he could advise them.

Fires threaten to stir Chernobyl radiation
By Mansur Mirovalev

Federal deficit running below last year’s record
WASHINGTON — With two months to go in the budget year, the federal deficit is on pace to come in just under last year’s record high in an election year when government spending has drawn voter ire. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit for July totaled $165 billion, pushing the imbalance so far this year to $1.17 trillion. That is down 7.7 percent from the same period last year. It reflects lower spending on emergency programs to combat the recession and stabilize the financial system. The federal budget year ends September 30.

MOSCOW — Wildfires threatened to stir radioactive particles left over from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster back into the air over western Russia, and authorities boosted forest patrols to keep the flames from contaminated areas. Environmentalists and forest experts warned that the radioactive dust could be harmful, even though doses would likely be small. “The danger is still there,” Vladimir Chuprov of Russian Greenpeace told the Associated Press. The Emergency Situations Ministry said at least six wildfires were spotted and extinguished this week in the Bryansk region — the part of Russia that suffered the most when the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s reactor No. 4

exploded during a pre-dawn test on April 26, 1986, spewing radioactive clouds over much of western Soviet Union and northern Europe. The ministry also had reported sporadic wildfires last week, but said all were put out. Radiation experts from Moscow determined there has been no increase in radiation levels in the Bryansk area, on the border of Belarus and Ukraine, ministry spokeswoman Irina Yegorushkina said Wednesday. The forest floor holds radioactive particles that settled after the Chernobyl disaster, which environmentalists warned could be thrown into the air by the fires raging across western and central Russia. The particles could then be blown into other areas by the wind, they said. “A cloud may come up in the air with soot and spread over a huge territory,”

said Alexander Isayev of the Moscowbased Center for Forest Ecology and Productivity. The most dangerous radioactive elements left by the Chernobyl accident are cesium and strontium, which with repeated exposure could raise the risks of cancers and genetic disorders, environmentalists said. “There is a higher threat of cancers and future mutations, especially for children, embryos, if a woman is pregnant,” said Anton Korsakov, an environmental researcher at Bryansk State University. A leading nuclear security scientist in Moscow, however, dismissed the danger. Even if forests in the most polluted areas catch fire, the amount of radiation will be many times lower than the natural background radiation, said Rafael Arutyunyan, director of the Moscowbased Institute for Safe Development of Nuclear Energy.


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Winter weather be gone!
id summer miss the memo instructing it to show up sometime between the official end of spring and the formal beginning of fall? Maybe the sunny weather forgot to take a left turn at Albuquerque on its way for a hot rendezvous with humidity in the Midwest and a prolonged stop in Moscow where folks accustomed to brisk climes are scrambling to sew up bikinis and add ice cubes to the vodka. In either case, perhaps the folks blistering in other parts of the world can send us their unneeded parkas and extra Ugg boots. For a girl who grew up in a California region where summer means triple digits and round-theclock air conditioning, the gray skies and unseasonable breezes just aren’t right. Less-than-temperate climates have their benefits. Flannel. Firepits. Warm mugs of coffee. Not necessarily needing to shave the legs or paint the toes to be seen in public. Not having to see the legs and toes of those who don’t care. The weather is always a good way, too, to ferret out tourists. Anybody wearing shorts in San Francisco and many parts of the Peninsula and coast during the official summer months is immediately suspect. California dreamers who imagine balmy nights and days requiring personal misters don’t have a clue how the fog doesn’t lift until midday or that hats and

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‘Maybe the sunny weather forgot to take a left turn at Albuquerque on its way for a hot rendezvous with humidity in the Midwest ...’
scarves aren’t often out of reach. That said, what the heck is this gloomy nonsense beckoning outside the office window, especially when the automatic office thermostat persists in turning on the air? Cool is one thing; wind and November-like chill factors are quite another. The dog days of August have us bundled up like a Paris Hilton Chihuahua and are too busy shivering to deliver much bark. The National Weather Service reports this summer is one of the chilliest in decades — yes, decades. The county’s thermometers hit the high 80s on a good day and some places, like Redwood City, broke records for cold. In fact, the average temperature of June and July taken together was 76.4 degrees, according to meteorologist Diana Henderson of the National Weather Service’s office in Monterey. The next coldest was 77.4 which was reached in 1998 — but also 1952. So much for climate best by government test. Of course, Russia has the Bay Area beat on the opposite end of the spectrum, with officials there claiming it is the most extreme summer weather in 1,000 years. When people there say they can’t remember it ever being that hot, it’s true. So what is the culprit turning up the boil on the majority of the world while keeping the middle edge of the Golden State in a seemingly perpetual state of gray and depressing? El Nino? La Nina? Some other Latin-tinged wind pattern? Global warming? Tropical storms? Cooling jets? Aliens? Apocalyptic signs that the Mayans were right and when the world ends in a year we’d be happy for any weather just because it means the world still stands? Henderson wasn’t so sure about El Nino and La Nina, lending proof to the theory those are just madeup terms to cover the unexplainable aspects of weather. But for overall conditions, she had two explanations, the first a complicated mix of meteorologist jargon involving marine layers and “stagnant synoptic systems” and clouds and stratus layers. The second two-dollar answer, as she deemed it, is that the weather conDaily Journal e-mail:

ditions should be shifting around but aren’t, essentially keeping the coldness here and the hotness elsewhere. The Peninsula, nestled between the two, “is sort of stuck between a trough and a hot place.” Meteorology humor! But heat lovers don’t care why it’s happening; we just want it to blow out of town sometime before Halloween. Henderson said there’s hope, maybe as early as next week. “There’s some heat at the end of the tunnel,” she joked again. Please, somebody hand deliver the weather memo this time.
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To humanity and harmony
By Marcia Perez

his is in response to reader Richard King’s letter (“A perpetual insult,” Aug. 6 Daily Journal) addressing a mosque at Ground Zero. I am surprised the Daily Journal printed such a one-sided irrelevant argument. The letter was more full of hate, illogical analogies and war-mongering bobble-headed talking points, than intelligent and factual opinions. First, erecting a mosque near Ground Zero is nothing like a monument honoring Hirohito at Pearl Harbor or Hitler in Paris. There is no monument to Al Qaida, Bin Laden or the highjackers being built in New York. Islam is a faith and not a person or place. Did we shun Christianity when Timothy


McVeigh blew up the U.S. Federal Building? More than 23 Muslims died in 9/11 as well as countless Jews, Christians, atheists and other denominations. That is more Muslims, proportionately, than in the U.S. population in general. Muslim Americans also contributed to the rescue efforts in the aftermath. We celebrate religious freedom in this country, that is what makes it a beautiful thing to be American. The state/government has no right to dictate which religions are superior and which should be granted building permits. The majority of the people have no right to terrorize and deny the minority their constitutional rights. That would be called tyranny and not consistent with our Bill of Rights. Islam did noth-

ing to harm the United States. Islam did not blow up the twin towers. There are fanatics in this world. Fanatics that kill doctors who support a woman’s right to choose, fanatics that burn Christian crosses on the lawns of black people because they feel God made them racially superior and fanatics that blow things up in the name of their God. Any insightful thought, and not right wing talking points, would lead a rational human being to understand it is the individuals that are problematic and unstable, not the religion. The majority of Muslims in this world are just like everyone else. They love, they laugh, they want the best for their children, they spend their days working hard to make a better life, they suffer loss

— they are human. For me to have to say this seems so elementary and should go without saying. It would be humorous, if not for so many twisted individuals full of hate for the Muslim people that it is becoming a violent intolerant America. Many Jewish Americans stood side by side with their Muslim brethren in support of the mosque’s erection as a symbol to their long and complicated history together on this earth. Hear, hear! To humanity and harmony and away with divisive, ignorant hate.
Marcia Perez is a solo practitioner immigration attorney in San Francisco. She lives in East Palo Alto.

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Editor, I really enjoyed reading Darold Fredricks article, “San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition,” in the Aug. 9 edition of The Daily Journal. It was very inspiring about San Francisco picking itself up in such a short time after the 1906 earthquake. I was born in Webster City, Iowa on Sept. 9,1946. But at 6 weeks old, my mother and I boarded a military plane and flew to Panama because my father was a captain in the army. He was actually captain of a barge crossing the canal every day. There on the canal, on a U.S. Army fort, we lived until I was three when we moved to Monterey soon after. There Dad learned Japanese and was off to Korea. The Panama Canal and its history has always interested me and the way it was written by Fredricks was fascinating. As far as I knew, those three years in Panama were not only my first three years but very happy. We had a woman from Panama who looked after me and a little wire-haired terrier my mother named Toby. This article took me for a short but sweet stroll down memory lane. the Aug. 7 edition of the Daily Journal) concerning the ongoing debate over the new Arizona immigration law. Illegal immigrants are costing this country billions annually and the entire situation smells to high heaven of politics and false charges of racism. Bravo to you Alice on an excellent profile of an ongoing farce by our president and his attorney general.

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Reporters’ notebook
rab your books and nostalgia — the Redwood City Public Library is holding Bookstock 6, its modern version of the famous Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. The three-hour fest will include reading, crafting, face painting, drawings and honoring Youth Services Manager Chuck Ashton who retires after 23 years. The event is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Courthouse Square and includes music by kids’ favorite, The Sippy Cups and Cotton Candy Express. *** Fred’s Garage in Redwood City is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. The second-generation familyowned and operated business opened its doors in August 1960 by founding owner Manfred “Fred” Umhofer. Today, both his sons own and operate the business and all their mechanics have been employed by both generations for the past 20 to 30 years. *** Local actor and Half Moon Bay resident Norm Coleman was featured on the front page of the Aiken Standard newspaper in South Carolina Monday. Coleman travels the country with his one-man homage to the late Ty Cobb, one of baseball’s all-time great players. He performed at the Aiken County Historical Museum and received a glowing review from the newspaper’s senior writer Rob Novit. Coleman, 74, sharpened his acting skills by performing the show at local Rotary events. *** Redwood City Councilwoman Barbara Pierce urged the California High-Speed Rail Authority board at a meeting in San Francisco last Thursday to consider suspending Caltrain service while construction for the four-track electrified rail is underway. She said it would minimize the impacts to cities on the Peninsula and help speed up the project. Currently, plans are to keep Caltrain running during construction. *** At the same meeting, San Jose Mayor Rod Diridon said he and fellow authority board member Quentin Kopp no longer attend rail-related meetings on the Peninsula because they are constantly heckled by foes of the project. He made the comment after being heckled at the standing-room only event by transportation activist David Schonbrunn, an avid opponent of the project. *** If there was any doubt election season has kicked off, look no further than the San Mateo County Democratic Party which will hold the grand opening of its 2010 campaign headquarters this weekend. The free public event will include meeting local leaders and candidates, strategizing and signing up to volunteer. The event starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at 2176 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo. *** Who doesn’t love an encore? The “Save Our Services” singers — a group so local leaders in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties — are back! Last year, they pleaded with the governor to leave local funds alone, in a song using the tune of Abba’s “SOS.” This year, the group sings the praises of Proposition 22 to the tune of ABBA’s “Waterloo.” Check it out yourself on YouTube.
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Medicare and Social Security
— The New York Times

t’s the time of year when the trustees of Medicare and Social Security release their annual reports on the programs’ financial health. And that means Americans are likely to be bathed in a fog of political rhetoric that makes it hard to sort out fact from fiction. Here’s the bottom line: The recently passed health care reform bill is promising to have a positive effect on Medicare, assuming Republican oppo-


nents don’t succeed in killing the reform in court or otherwise undermining its main provisions. Social Security is holding up even in the face of a weak economy. According to the reports, the date of insolvency for Medicare’s hospital fund was pushed back, from 2017 to 2029, because of cost-saving measures in health reform. As for Social Security, without any changes, it will be able to pay full benefits until 2037 and partial benefits after that, the same estimate as in last year’s report, despite temporary setbacks from the recession.

Of course, neither program is sound for the long run. But the reports show there is time for lawmakers to reform and strengthen both of the programs for the long haul. The real question is whether they will rise to the challenge or continue to view these vital programs as battlegrounds for scoring partisan points. ... Medicare is a thorny problem; Social Security, by comparison, is a cinch. More worrisome than either is the hyper-partisan atmosphere in Washington.

Michelle Obama’s Spanish vacation
— The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.

hat Michelle Obama does with her own money is her own business. But let’s face it: Taking a five-star vacation in southern Spain at a time when most Americans are brown-bagging lunch — if they even have a job — is setting herself up for criticism. Although the first lady picked up much of the tab, she was naive not to realize this would be fodder for critics


trying to brand the Obamas as elitists. Then you have Rush Limbaugh, pandering to prejudice, saying the media gave Michelle Obama a free pass on her expensive vacation as a form of reparations for “our slave past.” It’s a ludicrous statement. And while it is true Obama stayed at an expensive resort in Costa del Sol with a couple of friends and their daughters, they paid for their lodgings out of their own pockets. No doubt transporting the first lady and several dozen Secret Service agents announced would not seek re-election after two four-year terms on the City Council. Instead, he threw his support behind challengers Don Lembi, Gene Condon and Dan Andersen for three of the four seats up for

to Spain was costly, but being the first lady calls for that protection wherever she goes, be it Europe or the Jersey Shore. So what’s the big deal? While much of the criticism against the first lady is unjustified, this trip looked bad at a time when Americans are struggling. The White House should know facts don’t matter as much as appearances in situations like this. Next time, Michelle and Sasha ought to hang closer to home. was to be be revisited before the end of the year if ridership did not increase. The proposal was drafted to save about $1 million and presented to the district, or SamTrans, board of directors. After taking public comment from 10 speakers, the board decided to evaluate Bay Area Rapid Transit performance for the next four months. SamTrans pays for the operation of BART stations in San Mateo County, at the time $10 to $14 million a year, since it does not participate in the regional partnership that oversees BART. Officials hoped to negotiate with BART to reduce services while increasing ridership in such a way that would allow them to pay $10 million next year, $5 million in 2007 and nothing in 2008.
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Eaton drops out
The week of Aug. 13, 2005, San Carlos Councilman Don Eaton announced he would not run for reelection, a move that extended the filing deadline into the next week and provide the council with at least one new face. Eaton, 58, pulled nomination papers and toyed with the idea of running again but ultimately opted not to. Eaton, a real estate investor and former mayor, is one of three incumbents whose seats were up for grabs. His decision to bow out pushed the filing deadline out five extra days for challengers.

election. Galligan, 50, said his decision was prompted by the time commitment the council requires and that he would like to spend more time with his daughter JoEllen, the youngest of his five children.

Weekend BART services saved
A proposal by the San Mateo County Transit District to eliminate weekend BART service at the South San Francisco and Colma stations was put on hold the week of Aug. 13, 2005 and

Burlingame mayor not seeking re-election
The week of Aug. 13, 2005, Burlingame Mayor Joe Galligan


Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010



Stocks fall sharply
Dow 10,378.83 -265.42 Nasdaq 2,208.63 -68.54 S&P 500 1,089.47 -31.59 10-Yr Bond 2.6850% -0.9600 Oil (per barrel) 77.58 Gold 1,197.50
By Stephen Bernard

Wall Street
Department said the trade deficit widened in June to its highest level in 20 months as exports dipped. Falling exports mean U.S. manufacturing could be slowing down. And early this year, manufacturing showed the most consistent signs of recovery. Investors got more bad news after trading ended. Cisco Systems Inc.’s revenue in the company’s latest quarter fell short of analysts’ expectations. Companies’ revenue shortfalls have sent stocks falling over the past month, and Cisco’s stock slid 8 percent in afterhours trading. Other stocks fell as well, and the report was likely to touch off more selling across the market on Thursday. Stock traders tend to buy and sell based on their expectations for what business will be like in six to nine months. The problem is that economic data has been so muddled lately that investors have no sense of whether the recovery will hold. In its economic assessment statement on Tuesday, the Fed was still talking about a recovery, although the central bank said it would more modest than forecast in June. “Uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty,” was the way that Javier Perez-

NEW YORK — Stocks and interest rates fell sharply Wednesday as more bad news chipped away at investors’ view of the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 265 points, and all the major indexes fell more than 2 percent and are now showing losses for the year. The Dow has now fallen four days out of five, and it has lost almost 320 points in just the past two days. Meanwhile, the yield on the Treasury’s 10-year note fell to its lowest level since March 2009 as investors avoided stocks and sought the safety of government securities. Only 442 stocks rose on the New York Stock Exchange, while 2,627 fell, a sign that investors expect all businesses to suffer if the economy continues to weaken. Investors’ gloom deepened a day after the Federal Reserve said it would begin buying government bonds as a way to stimulate the economy. News of slower industrial growth in China and a disappointing economic indicator in Japan helped send stocks plunging first in Asia, then in Europe. The economic news in the U.S. was also troubling. The Commerce

Santalla, managing director for futures and foreign exchange at the institutional brokerage firm Dinosaur Group, described the mood in the market. “Everyone is scratching their heads, saying ’which way?”’ Perez-Santalla said. “We’re kind of stuck in this no man’s land, where we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t.” The Fed said Tuesday it will start buying government bonds with money it gets from the maturing mortgagebacked bonds that it bought during the recession. The goal is to try to cut interest rates on mortgages and corporate loans and in turn increase lending and help the economy grow faster. But the Fed’s moves were expected to be quite small in comparison to what the economy needs. And many investors were selling because the debt purchases would have only a limited impact on the economy. The Dow dropped 265.42, or 2.5 percent, to 10,378.83, its largest slide since it fell 268.22 on June 29. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 31.59, or 2.8 percent, to 1,089.47. The S&P 500 slipped below 1,100, a key psychological level. Falling and holding below that level could lead to more selling as computer-driven trading sets in.

Gov’t to provide $3B in housing aid
By Alan Zibel

Housing aid breakdown
MORE HOUSING AID: The Obama administration is providing $3 billion to unemployed homeowners facing foreclosure in the nation’s toughest job markets. HARD-HIT STATES: Of that money, $2 billion is going to 17 states that where unemployment rates have been higher than the national
gram by the financial regulatory bill signed by President Barack Obama last month. The Treasury is using money from the $700 billion Wall Street bailout to pay its share of the program. Officials said they won’t know until next month how many people are likely to be helped. California will get the largest share of money for the Treasury program, at $476

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is providing $3 billion to unemployed homeowners facing foreclosure in the nation’s toughest job markets. The Treasury Department said Wednesday it will send $2 billion to 17 states that have unemployment rates higher than the national average for a year. They will use the money for programs to aid unemployed homeowners. Some of those states have already designed such programs. Another $1 billion will go to a new program being run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It will provide homeowners with emergency zero-interest rate loans of up to $50,000 for up to two years. The administration was required to launch the HUD emergency loan pro-

average over the past year. EMERGENCY LOANS: Another $1 billion will go to a new program being run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.It will provide homeowners with zerointerest rate loans of up to $50,000 for up to two years.
million. Florida is in line for nearly $239 million. Illinois will receive $166 million and Ohio will receive $149 million. The Obama administration has rolled out numerous attempts to tackle the foreclosure crisis but has made only a small dent in the problem. More than 40 percent, or about 530,000 homeowners, have fallen out of the administration’s main effort to assist those facing foreclosure.

Cisco income up, but signs of slowing recovery
NEW YORK — Cisco Systems Inc. reported stronger earnings in the latest quarter as its customers continued to catch up on delayed purchases of networking gear, but its CEO said the company was seeing signs of the economic recovery slowing down. Shares in the world’s largest maker of computer networking gear fell Wednesday as revenue missed Wall Street expectations. Cisco CEO John Chambers also provided a sales forecast for the new quarter that came in below expectations. The company’s sales are heavily dependent on capital spending at large corporations, phone companies and government agencies across the world, and an uncertain economy means those customers may spend less. “We’re seeing a large number of mixed signals,” Chambers said. “We think the words ’unusual uncertainty’ are an accurate description of what’s occurring.”

Business briefs
step in realizing retailers’ long-held dream of using cell phones to beam ads and coupons to people passing by. Simon is launching the program by the end of the month in 25 malls in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. Separately, four retailers will start offering Shopkick offers at the same time at some stores, including Macy’s Inc. and electronics chain Best Buy Inc. The other two are being kept under wraps. The potential to expand the program and affect how and what shoppers will buy is huge, according to Mikael Thygesen, Simon’s chief marketing officer. He is traveling around the country to recruit more retailers into the program.

Some job-screening tactics challenged as illegal
WASHINGTON — Companies using criminal records or bad credit reports to screen out job applicants might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws as the government steps up scrutiny of hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics. A blanket refusal to hire workers based on criminal records or credit problems can be illegal if it has a disparate impact on racial minorities, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency enforces the nation’s employment discrimination laws.

Mall deal gives big boost to cell-phone coupons
NEW YORK — The nation’s biggest mall operator is teaming up with a Silicon Valley startup to reward smart-phone-equipped shoppers for walking into its shopping centers. The partnership between Simon Property Group, which owns 370 shopping centers, and technology company Shopkick Inc. is a big

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State schools face restrictions on metal bats
Cathy Bussewitz

SACRAMENTO — High school baseball teams in California will have to follow new safety standards for the metal bats they use under rules released Wednesday, in the wake of accidents that brought national attention to the issue of the bats’ safety. The aluminum bats will be tested to

Gunnar Sandberg

limit the speed of the balls they hit and may include a tamper-proof decal that would change color if the bat was modified to improve performance. While in production, the new bats

will be broken in to ensure that their performance — the speed balls travel and the amount they bounce — could not be improved over time with Jared Huffman wear. Schools will be

required to use the new bats in January if they are available. The changes came after 16-year-old pitcher Gunnar Sandberg of Marin County suffered a major head injury when he was hit in the head last March by a line drive off a metal bat. Assemblyman Jared Huffman, DSan Rafael, said Wednesday that he will withdraw his proposed two-year moratorium on non-wooden bats for

high school baseball teams. His bill, AB7, sought to ban both aluminum and composite bats until new safety standards were adopted. Huffman said he postponed the bill for months as he worked on safety changes with the California Interscholastic Federation, which sets statewide rules for high school sports.

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Power surges
here may not be a girls’ tennis coach on the Peninsula who is as active in trying to build a strong high school program than Notre DameBelmont’s Jason Levine. He understands he needs his players competing during the summer to build a successful team. While the junior tennis circuit garners a lot of criticism, there is no denying the athletes who play in summer leagues and tournaments tend to be the better players at the high school level — and beyond. As a way to turn on more players to the sport, Levine started the Peninsula Power tennis club. While he hoped the players on his high school team would participate, the club is not exclusive to Notre Dame-Belmont players. Levine said the club is open to anyone looking to improve their tennis game. The club is already reaping the benefits of consistent, high-caliber play as the U18 Power won the consolation championship at the United States Tennis Association’s Northern California Tennis Team tournament. The Power went 2-1 at the tournament in Clovis — doing so with a skeleton team, which included a college freshman, two high school seniors and an eighth grader. The Power could only muster four players for a tournament with six singles and three doubles matches. Unlike the high school level, singles players play doubles as well in matches at USTA events. To have the minimum, full team, the Power needed two more players. Since they went with four, the Power started every match in an 3-0 hole because they



If nothing else, Whistling Straits is known for its bunkers — an estimated 967 in all.But only about 100 of them will come into play when it hosts the fourth and final major of the year:The PGA Championship beginning today.

Sand, sand everywhere
Whistling Straits’sand traps pop up all over the course,grounds
By Colin Fly

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — The muted green sign among the native grasses invites golfers into Whistling Straits. Just ahead the raised bunkers that dot the hill to the clubhouse look less hospitable. While the most prominent feature that’ll be displayed this week at the 2010 PGA Championship will be the wind-swept views with Lake Michigan glistening in the background, all the sand will likely torment the pros. “As soon as you drive through the gates,

Hunter Mahan

As soon as you drive through the gates,there’s bunkers there staring you in the face.… They’re everywhere, really.”

there’s bunkers there staring you in the face. So, I don’t see a golf course anywhere near there,” Hunter Mahan said. “They’re every-

where, really. I mean, I feel bad for the fans because it seems like you could be walking and all of sudden you’re falling in a hole of sand and don’t even know it.” The number of bunkers at architect Pete Dye’s 1998 creation isn’t known. A recent Golf Digest article concluded there were 967. “There’s so many of them. In a four-day tournament, you’re bound to be in some,” Zach Johnson said. Course maintenance manager Michael Lee says the number of bunkers isn’t a secret. So how many are there?

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See LOUNGE, Page 14

Giants acquire infielder Fontenot from Cubs
By Janie McCauley

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants looked only as far as the visitor’s clubhouse to add depth and versatility to their infield, acquiring Mike Fontenot from the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Fontenot was still in Cubs gear a couple hours before game time, ready to make the short walk across the ballpark — all of about 500 feet. He was available for the Giants off the bench.

“It’s been a strange day so far,” Fontenot said. “Coming to the field to get your work in and went up the stairs after hitting and they Mike Fontenot called me in the office. I’m excited for the opportunity. Knowing the Giants are in the thick of it really gets you pumped up.” San Francisco sent speedy Class-

A center fielder Evan Crawford to the Cubs, who weren’t sure yet at which level Crawford would play. The Giants were in negotiations with the Cubs to acquire Fontenot at the July 31 trade deadline. Talks picked up between Cubs general manager Jim Hendry and Giants GM Brian Sabean after San Francisco shortstop Edgar Renteria strained his left biceps and went on the disabled list Wednesday, Renteria’s third stint on the DL this season. Renteria underwent an MRI exam

e a r l i e r Wednesday for the injury that began bothering him on a swing during last week’s series at Atlanta. “Mike will Edgar Renteria help us in the infield, give us experience and a left-handed bat,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “I wish we had him a day earlier.” The 30-year-old Fontenot is bat-

ting .284 with one home run, 11 doubles, three triples and 20 RBIs in 75 games this season. Of his 40 starts, 29 have been at second base, seven at third and four at shortstop. He could spell Freddy Sanchez at second while also filling in at other positions. The Giants also activated infielder Eugenio Velez from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Fresno. Velez was struck on the head July 25 by a foul ball while in the dugout against Arizona.


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Giants use long ball in victory Braden goes
Giants 5, Cubs 4
By Janie McCauley

distance again

SAN FRANCISCO — Pat Burrell hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning after an earlier tworun single, Aaron Rowand also homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Wednesday night. Burrell also made a perfect relay throw from left field that saved an early run for the Giants, who finish this series Wednesday before a weekend showdown with the firstplace San Diego Padres. San Francisco began the day 2 1/2 games behind San Diego in the NL West. Rowand’s 10th homer of the year, which came in the sixth, gave him seven straight seasons with doubledigit home runs. Burrell has been quite an addition since joining the Giants on June 4. Over his last 15 games, he is batting .356 with 10 of his 16 hits going for extra bases. That includes three home runs. His eighth homer of the year leading off the eighth came off Justin Berg (0-1). Sergio Romo (5-3) recorded five outs for the win, while All-Star closer Brian Wilson pitched the ninth for his 33rd save in 36 opportunities. Wilson entered the game tied with San Diego’s Heath Bell for the

A’s 5, Mariners 1
triple plays.” Ellis had entered the game with just one extra-base hit over his previous 18 games. “He’s always been a guy who Dallas Braden could split a gap, hit some doubles,” Geren said. “He was just in extra-base-hit drought. They were all hit hard, too.” Ellis hit the first double to open the second, stole third and scored when Coco Crisp hit a sharp single to left. The A’s added a run in the fourth when Rajai Davis hit a oneout double into the left-field corner, and Landon Powell lifted a two-out single into shallow center. “The one to Powell was big,” French said. “I had two strikes on him and two outs and was trying to go away and left it up and away. And he hit it. They took advantage of the mistakes and that was pretty much the game.” The A’s added two more runs in the fifth, when Ellis ripped a double down the third-base. Just three Mariners reached base off Braden through the first six innings, but he still faced the minimum number of batters to that point. All three were wiped away with double plays. The Mariners finally put together a meager rally in the seventh, when Ichiro Suzuki and Jose Lopez singled. Branyan walked to load the bases with one out, and Franklin Gutierrez hit a sacrifice fly that was caught by left fielder Chris Carter on the warning track. Braden thought it was a grand slam. “Absolutely. I was just thinking that I hope Carter is 7-foot-12 and had a shot to get over the fence and catch it,” Braden said. “I thought (Gutierrez) got it.” Casey Kotchman bounced out to first to end the threat, and Ellis finished the scoring with a RBI double in the eighth.


The Giants’Freddy Sanchez, center, and teammate Aubrey Huff score on Pat Burrell’s first-inning single in Wednesday’s game against the Cubs.
major league lead in saves. Blake DeWitt of the Cubs cut his upper lip when he crashed into Giants catcher Buster Posey in the second on the play started by Burrell on Welington Castillo’s double. Castillo got a hit in his major league debut and first at-bat. Giants starter Barry Zito gave up a season-high 10 hits in 6 1-3 innings. His winless stretch extended to five straight starts despite being staked to a 3-1 lead. The lefty has only one win in 11 starts since June 12, going 1-4 during that stretch with six no-decisions, including three straight. This game marked only the third time during the stretch that the Giants backed the 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner with more than three runs. Chicago starter Tom Gorzelanny allowed eight hits and four runs over six innings. He struck five but left with a no-decision for the second time in three winless starts following a season-high four-start winning streak. The Cubs scratched third baseman Aramis Ramirez about an hour before the first pitch with a sore left ribcage. Jeff Baker started in his place.

Around the Majors
Rangers sale set for vote — finally
Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan and sports lawyer Chuck Greenberg have had a long and difficult struggle to gain ownership of the Texas Rangers. It’s almost over. The MLB ownership committee and executive council each unanimously approved the sale Wednesday at the quarterly owners’ meetings. All that remains for the sale to be completed is a final vote of all teams Thursday, which appears to be a formality. The acquisition from current owner Tom Hicks had been delayed and then ended up in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The team’s May filing included a plan to sell to the Greenberg-Ryan group, chosen as the new owner in January, but angry creditors successfully argued to reopen the bidding. The messy court fight dragged on for 11 weeks and included a contentious auction with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban last week.

SEATTLE — Dallas Braden wasn’t perfect this time, but he was still awfully good. The Oakland left-hander looked as good as he has in months against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, tossing a four-hitter for his fourth career complete game in a 5-1 victory. Braden (7-8) won for just the third time in nine decisions since throwing the 19th perfect game in major league history against Tampa Bay on May 9. He went 0-5 in nine starts after his gem before landing on the disabled list from June 23-July 20 with left elbow tightness. “He’s just sharp mentally and physically right now,” A’s manager Bob Geren said. “He had a real good changeup with two different speeds today. He was able to pitch inside enough to keep both lanes open for his fastball. He threw a lot of strikes.” Braden was effective and efficient, throwing just 104 pitches and 69 strikes. He walked two and struck out six while improving to 31 with a 2.97 ERA since coming off the DL. “He’s got a really good changeup and got a lot of swings and misses on the changeup,” said the Mariners’ Russell Branyon. “He spotted his heater and had good command today.” Mark Ellis supported him with three doubles and drove in three runs, most of the damage coming against Luke French (1-3). He allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings. The Mariners had won the first two games in the series, Ellis playing a key role in each one. He hit into a triple-play Monday, the first for the Mariners in 15 years, and struck out three times Tuesday against Felix Hernandez before finishing with a career-high three doubles. “It was a series of threes — triple play, three strikeouts and three doubles,” Ellis said. “It was definitely an interesting series, as long as I get the three hits in there. But no more








Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010


Balmer misses third straight day

Around the NFL
Nesbit sues league over supplement
An NFL lineman who lost his starting job while serving a drug suspension filed suit against the league in federal court Wednesday, claiming it knew the weight-loss supplement StarCaps contained a banned substance but didn’t tell players. Jamar Nesbit is an 11-year veteran who lost his starting job with the New Orleans Saints in 2008 when he chose to serve a four-game suspension after testing positive for bumetanide. Nesbit says he took StarCaps, which didn’t list bumetanide as an ingredient. Like a couple of Vikings players who were caught in the same situation, Nesbit contends that NFL officials knew StarCaps contained bumetanide, but did not specifically notify players or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He also says other players who tested positive for the same substance were not suspended by the league.

Niners Notebook
five games with a torn labrum. He declared himself healthy at the start of training camp, but has fallen down the depth chart this summer behind starters Justin Smith and Isaac Sopoaga and veteran backups Ray Kentwan Balmer McDonald and Demetric Evans. Singletary said the 49ers would “probably have to bring in another player” along their defensive line. The team also is practicing without Aubrayo Franklin, who spearheaded San Francisco’s 3-4 defensive scheme last season from his starting nose tackle position. Franklin had a career season in 2009, and the 49ers designated him as their franchise player in March. Franklin missed all of San Francisco’s offseason workouts and has remained absent during training camp as he seeks a new contract. He has yet to sign the team’s one-year tender offer of $7.003 million

SANTA CLARA — Kentwan Balmer missed his third consecutive day of practice with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, and now it’s no longer OK with coach Mike Singletary and the team. Singletary gave Balmer a pass Monday and Tuesday to deal with a “personal issue.” Wednesday’s absence was unexcused. “I told Kentwan to be here this morning,” Singletary said. “He’s not here. He is under contract. The fact that he’s not here, that speaks to me. What it says, I really don’t know. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t know what he’s doing.” Balmer, San Francisco’s first-round draft pick in 2008, is entering the third season of the five-year, $8 million deal he signed as a rookie. The defensive lineman from North Carolina has been a disappointment so far to the 49ers and was battling just to make the roster this summer. He has yet to start a game or record a sack in his two seasons with the team. Balmer finished last season on injured reserve after missing San Francisco’s final

and may not arrive until the end of this month. Starting right end Justin Smith, the veteran leader of San Francisco’s defensive line, said the unit already has adjusted to the absence of both Franklin and Balmer. “We’re moving along,” Smith said. “Whatever the situation may be, in football you’re used to people going down so it’s no big deal.” Balmer’s name has surfaced recently in news reports of an NCAA investigation at North Carolina, which Balmer attended. The investigation has no impact on Balmer’s NFL career, and the 49ers don’t believe it has anything to do with Balmer’s absence. A 49ers spokesman said the team is now following standard procedure for a player who has left camp, indicating Balmer will be fined for any further absences. Singletary gave a cryptic response when asked if Balmer was jeopardizing his future with the 49ers. “I don’t want to go there,” Singletary said. “I’m done with Kentwan. I’m done. There is not going to be any phone calls (to Balmer). I don’t want to say anything further than that. We’re doing what we have to do.”

New concussion guidelines in effect
Aaron Curry listened all offseason to talk taking place from Congress to kids’ leagues that raised the nation’s awareness of football head injuries. Then on the first day of training camp he walked past the concussion poster teams are now required to post in locker room areas. Minutes later, he sustained a concussion. The $34 million man became one of the first players to go through treatment in the league’s new era of dealing with head injuries. He says “it was very scary.” For 10 days he was tested on recognizing colors and shapes, on short-term memory, completing sentences and word association. Curry was returned to practice this week only after those results matched the baseline results Seattle got from him last summer.

Campbell to debut vs. familiar foe
By Stephen Hawkins

Raiders Notebook
Raiders coach Tom Cable has no plans for his new quarterback and the rest of the starters to get any extended time for a chance to get better acclimated with each other and new coordinator Hue Jackson. “No, I’ve lumped the Jason Campbell first-team guys through the first quarter,” Cable said. All Campbell wants a chance to do is get used to playing with his new teammates and getting out to a good start. “The main thing in preseason is for all of us to get a feel for each other in a game-like situation,” he said. For Dallas, it will be the second preseason game in five days. Tony Romo and the Cowboys’ starting

ARLINGTON, Texas — The silver-andblack debut for Jason Campbell comes against a familiar silver-and-blue opponent, though it will only be a glimpse of Oakland’s new quarterback. Campbell’s first snaps for the Raiders will come in their preseason opener Thursday night, when Washington’s former first-round pick who is replacing Oakland’s No. 1 overall bust JaMarcus Russell faces the Dallas Cowboys. “Yeah, I get the Cowboys and DeMarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff I know well,” said Campbell, who started for the Redskins five times against their NFC East rival the past 2 1/2 seasons. “I have the opportunity now to start playing some games and stop looking at the same old faces every day.” Even though Campbell might know the Cowboys as much as he knows his new team,

offense played only one series in the 16-7 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday night, a 14play, 63-yard drive that ended with a field goal. They probably won’t play much more than that against Oakland, especially since they got an extra game by playing on Hall of Fame induction weekend. “It really is the first preseason game if you have a four-game preseason,” coach Wade Phillips said. “I was going to play the starters a little bit more, except I want to see those young guys play. ... We will play starters more than we did, but it’s not going to be a full half of anything like that.” Oakland, which has had an NFL-record seven consecutive seasons with at least 11 losses, acquired Campbell during the draft in April. A couple of weeks after that, the Raiders released Russell after spending more than $39 million and nearly three seasons trying to develop the 2007 No. 1 overall pick into a franchise quarterback.

Drug case against Russell moves on
A judge has sent the drug possession case against former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell to a grand jury in Mobile, Ala. District Judge Charles McKnight decided Wednesday that the grand jury should review the evidence despite another man’s testimony that the drug in question, codeine syrup, belonged to him and not to Russell. The testimony from Marcus Stevenson led to his arrest Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.


Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010
solid players. “I could have put the four in any order,” Levine said. “It was fun to have a solid set of four players.” Levine knew what he was getting in two of the four players. Laura Galijan and Sharlene Chang are two of the top returning players for the Notre Dame high school team and they did not disappoint for the Power. Galijan won all three of her singles matches, while Chang was undefeated in both singles and doubles matches. Joining the pair was Sarah Osborn, an incoming freshman at Notre Dame de Namur University. Osborn was a two-sport star at Freedom High in Oakley (south of Antioch), excelling in both softball and tennis. Winning multiple North Coast Section titles with the Freedom softball team, Levine said Osborn originally was set to attend Colorado State and try to walk on to the softball team. She had a change of heart and opened up her recruiting for tennis.

Levine, who is also the university’s women’s tennis coach, pounced on the opportunity. She fell in love with the school and the ability to play tennis right away. “She’ll be battling for 1 or 2 (singles spots for NDNU),” Levine said. “We definitely needed a strong player (to help out the team).” The player with the most potential, however, might be Caroline Nordman, the aforementioned eighth grader at St. Joseph’s in Atherton. Playing against opponents five and six years older than her, Nordman showed she has a game that belies her age. Nordman went undefeated in both singles and doubles matches, routing her opponents in the singles matches. “She did a good job,” Levine said. The same could be said of the entire team.
Nathan Mollat can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 117.


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were forced to forfeit at No. 5 and No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles. Despite the deficits, the Power only lost a total of three matches played on the courts. In their opener against Rio Del Oro Racket Club of Sacramento, the Power fell 5-4. Of the six matches played, however, the Power won five of them. “If we had one more player, we might have won that match,” Levine said. The Power rebounded with a 6-3 win over Turlock Racket Club — not losing a contested match in the process. In the consolation championship, the Power downed Deer Valley Racket Club of Antioch, 5-4. Despite the seeming disparity, Levine said all four were good,

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The new rules released Wednesday will give California a jump start on implementing national standards for aluminum bats, which take effect in 2012. The CIF announced in July that the composite bats that some high school teams use will also have to meet new national standards. The CIF also will encourage member high schools to require protective headgear for players. “Safety has always been the top priority, and continues to be the top priority, of the CIF,” said Marie Ishida, executive director of CIF. Sandberg, who was in a coma for weeks following the accident, said Wednesday that he plans to resume playing baseball this season. “Even though this new protective

gear might not look like just wearing a regular hat, I would say that it’s definitely worth it, after what I’ve been through, and after what other kids have been through,” he said. Ishida recommended that those who plan to buy new bats should wait until bats that meet the new standards are available. Tom Cove, president and chief executive officer of the Maryland-based Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, said companies are rushing to develop new products to meet the standards. “There will be bats available, but not enough to sell to the whole market by the beginning of next year,” Cove said. Cove said the changes would make the new metal bats more “wood-like” and take away some of the benefits of composite bats. He said manufacturers do not yet have the technology to create the tamper-proof decals, and he is working with the standard makers to refine that rule.


vs.Padres 1:10 p.m. FOX

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Pct .579 .558 .500 .496 .430 GB — 2 1/2 9 9 1/2 17

vs.Cubs 12:45 p.m. CSN-BA HD

vs.Padres 7:15 p.m. NBC-11
@Minnesota 5:10 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Padres 1:05 p.m. CSN-BA HD


@Phillies 4:05 p.m. CSN-BA HD

vs.Brewers 6:05 p.m. CSN-BA HD

W L Columbus 11 4 9 7 5 5 5 4 3 6 7 5 8 9 T 4 4 5 6 5 3 Pts GF GA 37 28 17 31 21 21 26 21 21 21 21 21 20 15 21 18 17 27 16 22 33 12 12 32 New York Toronto FC Chicago Kansas City New England Philadelphia D.C.

East Division New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore Central Division Chicago Minnesota Detroit Cleveland Kansas City West Division Texas Los Angeles Oakland Seattle W 65 59 57 44 L 48 57 56 71 Pct .575 .509 .504 .383 GB — 7 1/2 8 22 W 64 64 55 47 47 L 50 50 59 67 67 Pct .561 .561 .482 .412 .412 GB — — 9 17 17 W 70 69 66 59 40 L 43 45 49 54 74 Pct .619 .605 .574 .522 .351 GB — 1 1/2 5 11 30 1/2

East Division Atlanta Philadelphia Florida New York Washington Central Division St.Louis Cincinnati Milwaukee Houston Chicago Pittsburgh West Division San Diego San Francisco Colorado Los Angeles Arizona W 65 65 59 59 46 L 46 50 54 55 69 Pct .586 .565 .522 .518 .400 GB — 2 7 7 1/2 21 W 64 64 53 48 48 39 L 49 51 62 65 66 73 Pct .566 .557 .461 .425 .421 .348 GB — 1 12 16 16 1/2 24 1/2 W 66 63 56 56 49 L 48 50 56 57 65


@Minnesota 4:10 p.m. CSN-CAL

@Minnesota 11:10 a.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Toronto 7:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Toronto 7:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Toronto 12:35 p.m.

Aug. 14
vs.Kansas City 7 p.m. CSN-CAL

Aug. 21
vs.LA Galaxy 1 p.m. CSN-CAL

Aug. 28
@ N.Y. 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 5
@ Houston 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 11
vs. Dallas 7 p.m. CSN+

Sept. 15
vs.Philly 7 p.m. CSN-CAL

Sept. 25
@Toronto FC 1 p.m.

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Aug. 14
vs.Washington 7 p.m.

Aug. 22
@ Chicago 3 p.m. FSC

Aug. 28
@Atlanta 4 p.m.

Sept. 1
@Sky Blue FC 4 p.m.

Sept. 5
vs.Boston 6:05 p.m.

Sept. 11
vs.Philly 5:30 p.m. FSC Playoffs TBA

W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles 12 3 4 40 31 13 Real Salt Lake 10 4 6 36 34 16 Seattle 8 8 4 28 23 25 FC Dallas 7 2 9 30 24 16 Colorado 7 5 6 27 20 17 San Jose 6 6 5 23 20 20 Houston 5 9 5 20 23 29 Chivas USA 5 10 3 18 22 25 NOTE:Three points for victory,one point for tie. Wednesday’s results New York 1,Toronto FC 0 Philadelphia 1,Real Salt Lake 1

COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE—Suspended Colorado minor league INF Omar Quintanilla 50 games for using a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. BOSTON RED SOX—Recalled C Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Pawtucket (IL).Placed C Kevin Cash on the 15-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled RHP Jess Todd from Columbus (IL). Optioned LHP David Huff to Columbus. MINNESOTA TWINS—Recalled LHP Glen Perkins from Rochester (IL).Optioned SS Trevor Plouffe to Rochester. CHICAGO CUBS—Acquired OF Evan Crawford from San Francisco for INF Mike Fontenot. ST.LOUIS CARDINALS—Selected the contract of C Steven Hill from Springfield (TL).Placed RHP Jeff Suppan on the 15-day DL.

ATP World Tour Rogers Cup
A U.S.Open Series event Wednesday’s results At Rexall Centre,Toronto Purse: $3 million (WT1000) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Victor Hanescu, Romania, def. Peter Polansky, Canada,6-4,7-6 (4). Nikolay Davydenko (6), Russia, def. Fabio Fognini, Italy,7-5,6-1. Alexandr Dolgopolov,Ukraine,def.Mikhail Youzhny (12),Russia,1-6,7-6 (4),7-5. David Nalbandian,Argentina,def.Tommy Robredo, Spain,6-3,6-0. Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, def. Julien Benneteau, France,7-5,7-5. Michael Llodra, France, def. Nicolas Almagro (14), Spain,7-6 (5),6-2. Gael Monfils (15), France, def. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands,7-5,6-3. Andy Murray (4),Britain,def.Xavier Malisse,Belgium, 7-5,6-2. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, def.Viktor Troicki, Serbia,6-4,3-6,6-0. Jeremy Chardy,France,def.Fernando Verdasco (9), Spain,6-7 (7),7-6 (5),6-2. Kevin Anderson,South Africa,def.Sam Querrey (16), United States,7-6 (4),4-6,6-4. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland,7-6 (12),6-3. Yen-hsun Lu,Taiwan,def.Paul-Henri Mathieu,France, 3-6,7-6 (3),7-6 (5). Doubles First Round Frantisek Cermak,Czech Republic,and Michal Mertinak, Slovakia, def. Rohan Bopanna, India, and Eric Butorac,United States,3-6,6-3,10-5 tiebreak. Mark Knowles, Bahamas, and Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Nicolas Almagro and Tommy Robredo,Spain,5-7,6-3,12-10 tiebreak. Second Round Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, and Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, def. Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski (6),Poland,4-6,6-3,10-4 tiebreak. Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra, France, def. Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic, and Leander Paes (3),India,6-1,7-6 (6) Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, and Gael Monfils, France, def. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Dick Norman (7),Belgium,6-4,5-7,10-8 tirbreak. Bob and Mike Bryan (2),United States,def.Simon Aspelin,Sweden,and Paul Hanley,Australia,6-3,6-4.

July 10 — 400,Joliet,Ill.(David Reutimann) July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis (Jamie McMurray) Aug. 1 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. (Greg Biffle) Aug. 8 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen,Watkins Glen,N.Y.(Juan Pablo Montoya) Aug.15 — Carfax 400,Brooklyn,Mich. Aug.21 — Irwin Tools Night Race,Bristol,Tenn. Sep.5 — Labor Day Classic 500,Hampton,Ga. Sep.11 — Richmond 400,Richmond,Va. Sep.19 — Sylvania 300,Loudon,N.H. Sep.26 — AAA 400,Dover,Del. Oct.3 — Price Chopper 400,Kansas City,Kan. Oct.10 — Pepsi Max 400,Fontana Oct.16 — NASCAR Banking 500,Concord,N.C. Oct.24 — TUMS Fast Relief 500,Martinsville,Va. Oct.31 — AMP Energy 500,Talladega,Ala. Nov.7 — Lone Star 500,Fort Worth,Texas Nov.14 — Arizona 500,Avondale,Ariz. Nov.21 — Ford 400,Homestead,Fla.

CHICAGO BULLS—Signed G/F Keith Bogans. INDIANA PACERS—Acquired G Darren Collison and F James Posey from New Orleans.Traded F Troy Murphy to New Jersey,who traded G Courtney Lee to Houston. Houston traded G-F Trevor Ariza to New Orleans. LOS ANGELES LAKERS—Re-signed G Shannon Brown. NEW YORK KNICKS—Announced Isiah Thomas has rescinded his consulting agreement with the team.

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed DE John Fletcher. Released DE Keilen Dykes. BUFFALO BILLS—Placed WR Felton Huggins on the waived/injured list. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed LB Kelvin Smith to a one-year contract.Placed RB Antonio Robinson on the waived/injured list. DENVER BRONCOS—Signed RB Justin Fargas. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed RB Thomas Clayton.Released G Darnell Stapleton. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Waived LB Scott McKillop and WR Scott Long. Placed LB Martail Burnett on injured reserve.Signed WR Bobby Guillory to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed RB Carlos Brown. Placed TE Martin Rucker on the waived/failed physical list.

Driver Standings
1.Kevin Harvick,3,210 2.Jeff Gordon,3,025 3.Jeff Burton,2,895 4.Kurt Busch,2,892 5.Jimmie Johnson,2,882 6.Denny Hamlin,2,872 7.Kyle Busch,2,866 8.Tony Stewart,2,865 9.Carl Edwards,2,821 10.Matt Kenseth,2,806 11.Greg Biffle,2,743 12.Mark Martin,2,641 13.Clint Bowyer,2,631 14.Ryan Newman,2,558

BUFFALO SABRES—Re-signed F Mark Mancari to a one-year contract. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Re-signed D Jordan Hendry to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed LW Juraj Simek to a one-year contract.

Wednesday’s results Detroit 3,Tampa Bay 2 L.A.Angels 2,Kansas City 1,10 innings Oakland 5,Seattle 1 Baltimore 3,Cleveland 1 Boston 10,Toronto 1 N.Y.Yankees 7,Texas 6 Chicago White Sox 6,Minnesota 1 Thursday’s games Boston (Lackey 10-7) at Toronto (Mills 1-0),9:37 a.m. Baltimore (Millwood 2-11) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 2-0),4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 10-7) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 8-8),5:10 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (Sabathia 14-5) at Kansas City (Chen 7-5),5:10 p.m. AL LEADERS BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .357; MiCabrera, Detroit,.339;ABeltre,Boston,.335;Cano,New York,.329. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 83; Jeter, New York, 82; Crawford,Tampa Bay,80; MYoung,Texas,78. RBI—MiCabrera,Detroit,93;ARodriguez,New York, 90; JBautista,Toronto,87; Guerrero,Texas,86. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 154; ISuzuki, Seattle, 147; ABeltre,Boston,143; Cano,New York,143. DOUBLES—Markakis, Baltimore, 38; Mauer, Minnesota,38; MiCabrera,Det,37; Hamilton,Texas,36. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; AJackson, Detroit,7; Pennington,A’s,7; Span,Minnesota,7. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 35; Konerko, Chicago, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Hamilton, Texas, 24; DOrtiz, Boston, 24; Quentin,Chicago,24. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 44; Crawford, Tampa Bay,39;RDavis,Oakland,34;BUpton,Tampa Bay, 33; Gardner, New York, 32; Figgins, Seattle, 30; Podsednik,Kansas City,30.

Wednesday’s results St.Louis 6,Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 8,Houston 2,10 innings Florida 9,Washington 5 Philadelphia 2,L.A.Dodgers 0 Colorado 6,N.Y.Mets 2 Arizona 8,Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 5,Chicago Cubs 4 Pittsburgh at San Diego,late Thursday’s games Colorado (Hammel 8-6) at N.Y.Mets (J.Santana 9-6), 9:10 a.m. Arizona (R.Lopez 5-10) at Milwaukee (Ra.Wolf 8-9), 11:10 a.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 5-10) at San Francisco (M.Cain 9-9),12:45 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 5-10) at San Diego (Garland 10-8), 3:35 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 12-8) at Washington (L.Hernandez 8-7),4:05 p.m. L.A.Dodgers (Kershaw 10-7) at Philadelphia (Blanton 4-6),4:05 p.m. NL LEADERS BATTING—CGonzalez,Colorado,.323;Votto,Cincinnati,.319;Polanco,Philadelphia,.319;Prado,Atl,.315. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 80; Votto, Cincinnati, 80;Weeks,Milwaukee,79; Uggla,Florida,78. RBI—Pujols,St.Louis,84;Howard,Philadelphia,81; ADunn, Washington, 78; CGonzalez, Colorado, 77; Votto,Cincinnati,77; DWright,New York,77. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 138; CGonzalez, Colorado, 136; BPhillips,Cincinnati,132; Pujols,St.Louis,131. DOUBLES—Werth,Philadelphia,38;ATorres,San Francisco, 37; Loney, Los Angeles, 31; Holliday, St. Louis,30;Byrd,Chicago,29;BPhillips,Cincinnati,29. HOME RUNS—ADunn,Washington,31; Pujols,St. Louis, 28; Votto, Cincinnati, 28; Reynolds, Arizona, 26;Uggla,Florida,26;Fielder,Milwaukee,25;CGonzalez,Colorado,25.


Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010



Luck takes on bigger role in Stanford offense
By Josh Dubow

STANFORD — Whenever Andrew Luck faced a dicey situation in his first season as Stanford’s starting quarterback, he knew he always had Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart to help him handle it. With his powerful, touchdown-producing running back off to the NFL, Luck is getting used to life without his security blanket. “I got over the strangeness part in spring ball,” Luck said Wednesday. “Toby was great but I don’t think we can dwell on him forever. I love him to death but we have to move forward.” Stanford is moving forward this season with a team centered around Luck instead of Gerhart. The Cardinal are coming off an 8-5 season that ended with their first bowl game in eight years. Now Luck is looking to lead Stanford to a bowl game in consecutive seasons for just the fourth time since 1936. He’ll have to do it without Gerhart, who ran for 1,871 yards and scored 28 touchdowns last season. His teammates believe he is fully up to the task.

“Andrew is a great talent,” said running back Jeremy Stewart, one of the players trying to replace Gerhart. “He has all the intangibles. He can make any throw on the field. He’s really athletic. People don’t know how athletic he is. He’s a great Andrew Luck leader and everybody loves him.” Luck, who sat out his freshman year as a redshirt, completed 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,575 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions despite missing the Sun Bowl loss to Oklahoma with a broken right index finger. From his poise on the field to his ease at handling interviews, it’s clear Luck is a different quarterback than the one who arrived at camp last year as a heralded but unproven prospect. “I have a lot more confidence,” he said. “Playing a year is a whole world of experience that you can’t practice, you can’t simulate. That’s a big part of it.” Luck’s finger was fully recovered by spring ball and he spent part of his summer at the

Manning family’s annual football camp in Louisiana, where he got to learn from an NFL great like Peyton Manning and compare notes with other top college passers. Luck also spent time at ESPN’s campus in Connecticut and is considered one of the top pro prospects heading into what could be his final collegiate season if he chooses to enter the NFL draft. Along with dealing with defenses, Luck is dealing with managing the hype that now surrounds him. “One part is great because Stanford’s name is getting out there more,” he said. “Anytime my name is mentioned, Stanford is mentioned. I try not to pay attention to it too much. I understand I honestly haven’t done squat on the football field. If I do get a big head, my teammates will keep me well-grounded. They don’t let me get away with much.” Coach Jim Harbaugh said that Luck exceeded even the lofty expectations the Cardinal had for him his first season. But the coaching staff expects even more this season. Two of the specific improvements Harbaugh is looking for from his star quarterback are get-

ting the ball out quicker and more red zone production. “Making the tight throw that needs to be made in the red zone,” Harbaugh said. “Things happen faster, quicker. There are tighter throws in the red zone. He’s done a nice job. He’s really worked hard. He’s made the changes over the summer in his drop that we were looking for. He is really looking good.” Luck threw only six of his 13 touchdown passes a year ago from inside the opponent’s 20yard line. Luck’s most notable red zone pass ended horribly for the Cardinal. With Stanford driving for the go-ahead score late in the Big Game against California, Luck’s pass from the 13-yard line to Coby Fleener in the end zone was intercepted by linebacker Mike Mohamed with 1:03 left to seal the victory for the Golden Bears and end Stanford’s hopes of a Pac-10 title. “If you make a bad decision down there, you’ll have to pay for it in a much more costly way than maybe out in the open field,” Luck said. “I’m just trying to work on making those decisions a little quicker and with more decisiveness.”

Banged-up Broncos bring in RB Fargas

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The newest member to pass through the Denver Broncos’ turnstile of tailbacks is longtime Oakland Raiders bruiser Justin Fargas. With their top three running backs sidelined, the Broncos brought in the versatile 30-year-old veteran on Wednesday to bolster their banged-up backfield. The Broncos are missing Knowshon Moreno (hamstring), Correll Buckhalter (back)

Justin Fargas

and LenDale White (leg). “After seven years in Oakland, that chapter’s done,” Fargas said. “This is a new beginning for me and I’m looking forward to it.” Fargas didn’t participate in any of the team drills and mostly was an observer in his first practice since undergoing arthroscopic knee sur-

gery in March. Wearing orange and blue was weird for Fargas after seven seasons in silver and black. “It’s a little different, but it feels good,” he said. “It’s always been a great rivalry and the Broncos have always been an organization I’ve respected. And to be a part of it now and have this opportunity feels good.” Fargas also said his surgically repaired knee felt fine. The Raiders released him in March after he that will punish a wayward wedge shot. “It’s a really cool bunker and a really cool hole,” Mickelson said. “It is a huge penalty if you mishit your wedge and go in that bunker.” Lee, who has been part of the golf course since its inception, said Dye’s vision has made the course firm, but fair and contends pros who finds themselves in the deep bunker should be able to play out. “It is very difficult for any human being to visually sort out the sand here that comes into play. I think as the players go through the week, they will get accustomed to looking at all that sand and really get to know the Straits better and be able to tune some of that out,” Lee said. For the moment, players are still trying to wrap their minds around just how many traps dot the course.

failed a physical because of his balky knee. He underwent arthroscopic surgery that same month and drew scattered interest from other teams before latching on with the injury-riddled Broncos. The oft-injured Fargas has been a force when healthy, rushing for 3,369 yards in seven seasons since the Raiders selected him in the third round of the 2003 draft out of Southern Cal. He’s averaged 4.1 yards per carry and scored 10 touchdowns in his NFL career. “There are some very small bunkers out there. To get a 1,000 of them out there, you have to have some pretty small ones,” Justin Rose said. “You just have to accept sometimes that when we’re in a bunker, we expect to get it up and down. That might not be the case this week.” And being off line could mean a long day. “If you get out of position on this golf course,” Graeme McDowell said. “You’re in a world of pain, no doubt about it.” And trying to count all the sand traps proves pointless — even on a fact sheet handed out by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. It lists the details of the types of grass, water sources, green sizes and soil mix. As for bunkers? “Numerous.” A giant understatement.

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“It’s truly a fluid number because the property is so vast. What is along the lake? What is on the golf course? What’s on the (neighboring) Irish Course? Are the entry road bunkers part of the Straits course? Probably not. So, do you count those?” Lee said. Nature also plays a role in reshaping the course every winter when the snow comes and goes. “The winds blow here and it just blows the snow and sand right off the golf course,” Lee said. “You have bunkers that are created and some that are lost.”

In truth, there are less than 100 sand traps in play when the pros tee it up, but it’s no easy business getting it ready. Every day, Lee’s crew of 32 hand rakes every bunker inside the ropes for more than two hours beginning at 5 a.m. “It’s a work in progress, you’re never finished taking care of a golf course,” Lee said. “It’s a matter of setting priorities. For resort play, we hand rake all the ones in play: those are the ones along the fairway, the greenside ones every day. Today, you’ll see a little bit wider version of that, everything inside the ropes.” There’s so much sand, players start to admire the traps. One bunker getting the most attention is at the sixth, where a giant 6-foot trap cuts through the green, dividing it. Phil Mickelson said he likes the hole layout


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Attractive, flexible screen lets the breeze in
By Sean Conway


Instead of a screen door,why not use a flexible fiberglass screen? Finished with fabric around the edges, it functions like a screen and like a curtain, making it easier for pets and people to pass through.

As soon as I finish the yearly chore of washing all the screens, we open our windows and doors so fresh air can waft through the house. The back door to our house leads out to a patio and is the door used most during the summer months. I often comment to my wife that if we installed a tollbooth at that door we could retire early. The only one who has problems with the screen door is our dog. It seems to frustrate her that she can see us and smell us through the door, but she can’t open it. She usually scoots out as one of us is passing through. But if left on the wrong side, she will whine or bark until someone opens it for her. Recently, a guest on “Cultivating Life” showed me an innovative solution to this problem: A flexible, curtain-like screen that keeps bugs out but lets pets come and go as they please. This version of a screen door is appreciated most when you have your hands full, as there is no latch to maneuver; an elbow is all you need to push the screen aside. A similar version can be made for unscreened windows. Stripes look great as a border for

the screen, and they provide an easy guide to cut on. None of the sewing required is complex, but if it seems like too much for you, coerce a crafty friend into helping. For a helpful video of the process, visit Materials needed: 1 roll of fiberglass screening; enough mediumweight cotton fabric to make four 8-inch wide strips totaling some 20 feet in length; thread to match the fabric; drapery chain-weight tape (sold at fabric and drapery stores). You will also need scissors, an iron and ironing board, needle, sewing machine, grommet tool, nails or hooks for hanging. 1. Cut the fiberglass screening to a size that’s 2 inches wider and 2 inches longer than the door opening. Cut the cotton fabric strips so that the two long strips are equal to the length of the screen and the two shorter strips are 3 inches wider than the width of the screen. 2. Lay the cotton strips wrong side up on ironing board. Fold each long edge in so that edges meet at the center of strip. Press with iron, making sure folds are parallel. Fold over in half again and press with iron to form a finished binding strip. Repeat with remaining strips. 3. Take one long strip and open it

like a book; sandwich a corresponding long edge of the screening inside it, centered on the bottom fold. Baste the strip to the screen about 1/4 inch from the inner edge of the binding. Repeat with other long edge. Now repeat with the shorter edges, but leave a 1 1/2 inch-overhang on both sides (for wrapping fabric around the corners). This is to create corners. To remove some fabric bulk from corners, trim away the inner fold of the cotton strip back to the width of the screen. 4. Baste a length of chain-weight tape on the bottom edge of the screen, leaving a 2-inch strip on each end without the weight-tape to avoid running into it when finishing the edges later with your sewing machine. 5. With a sewing machine, stitch the inside edge of the two long sides, then the two short sides. Mark the unweighted end (this will be the top of your screen) for three grommet holes — one at each end (about 3/4 inch in) and one in the center of the top edge. Use a grommet tool to attach grommets (or have the grommets professionally done at a local fabric store). Hang the screen on three nails or hooks in the doorframe.

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Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010


Who’s to blame for wilting squash plants?
By Lee Reich

Around now is when many gardeners — and perhaps you are among them — start complaining about their squash plants, about how they looked healthy, and then all of a sudden flagged and took a turn toward death. You can deal with the problem — but mostly for next year. The best time for action was earlier this season.

An insect called the “squash vine borer,” lodged in the stem, is responsible for your squash’s wilting. How that insect got there is a story that began in spring or early summer, when a pretty moth with an orange and black body crept out of the soil, stretched its copperygreen and clear wings, and looked around for a mate. She evidently found one, and soon after that sought out your squash plants. Instead of squash, she also might have settled, in decreasing order of preference, for a gourd, cucumber or melon plant. Upon finding a suitable plant, she proceeded to lay her fertilized eggs on the stems or leaf stalks near the base of the plant, eggs which, within a week, hatched into larvae. The larvae bored into the stems, and ate so much that there eventually was not enough stem tissue to conduct water to the leaves. Voila! The leaves went limp, and that’s what grabbed your attention. Take a look at the base of the stem now, and you will see a hole out of which has poured some sawdustlike frass.

An insect called the ‘squash vine borer,’lodges itself in the stem and is responsible for a squash’s wilting.
infested stems also helps if it gets the larvae before they leave the stem to return to the soil, which they do after about six weeks of feeding. Another approach is to turn the moth away before she ever lays an egg on a squash plant. A floating row cover — or any other lightweight mesh material — allows water, light and air to pass, but not Walshia micecolorella (that’s the moth’s real name). The covering is only needed early in the season, during egg-laying, and, anyway, needs to be removed later so that bees can pollinate the blossoms. A physical barrier is 100 percent effective, but you could, instead, try repellents. Some gardeners claim that Ms. Walshia will avoid plants that reek of camphor, black pepper or turpentine. Another line of defense is to kill the larvae. You can do that before they even get into the stem if you repeatedly dowse the base of the plant with an insecticide, such as rotenone, pyrethrin or, better because it is toxic specifically to that larva and its relatives, BTK. BTK is short for Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies karstaki, which you can pick up in the garden center under friendly names, such as Thuricide. Once the larvae are in a stem, get at them with any of the above pesticides — or parasitic nematodes — by injecting the material into the stem near where you see the telltale hole and frass. If you are the kind of gardener who prefers hand-to-hand combat with pests, rather than pesticidal or biological warfare, then make a lengthwise slit in the stem just big enough to find the larva, and stab it. Larvae only lodge in the portion of stem right near where the seedling originally emerged, so new roots growing farther along the stem can support the plant even if this oldest portion dies. Not all squashes are equally susceptible to the squash vine borer. Butternut squashes (pear-shaped) generally are less susceptible than are buttercup squashes (turbanshaped). Summer squashes are very susceptible to attack, and their stems do not stretch out enough to allow new roots to form along their length. No matter. By the time my summer squash plants have slumped, I am relieved. After all, how much zucchini can anyone eat?

My favorite method for dealing with Ms. Walshia is to keep my squashes happily growing in spite of her presence. I merely place bricks at intervals over portions of my squash’s trailing stems, inducing new roots to grow at those points.

We can fight this pest in a few ways. Because the moth only lays eggs early in the season, late plantings never pick up larvae. Thoroughly composting the


Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010


“We’re disappointed in the authority’s perspective that other, more desirable configurations won’t be considered,” said Councilwoman Barbara Pierce of the council’s ad hoc committee on highspeed rail. “Despite that, our intention is to continue to work with the authority on constructive solutions that will be more suitable for our community.” To do this, Redwood City intends to engage in a localized engineering and economic analysis, and bring forward its own ideas for alternatives which are more consistent with the vision for the future of the community, the letter states. At its Tuesday night meeting, Belmont councilmembers had some unkind words for the authority and its outreach efforts on the Peninsula, particularly with Doty, program director of the Peninsula Rail Program, the local arm of the rail authority that also answers to Caltrain. Belmont Mayor Christine Wozniak has participated in the rail process on the Peninsula for 18 months and called “context sensitive solutions,” a tool Doty used to gather community input on the project, essentially a “sham.” An elevated viaduct is not desired in Belmont, nor Burlingame. “We had never said that was OK with us,” Wozniak said. “Nobody has listened to us.” The council discussed finding allies at the state or federal level to come to Belmont’s assistance, including Hill, DSan Mateo and U.S. reps. Jackie Speier and Anna Eshoo. But Belmont Councilwoman Coralin Feierbach suggested the council go straight to President Barack Obama to plead its case. “How do we get to Obama?” said Feierbach, who said the project is being pushed by the unions, Democrats and developers at the expense of cities. Wozniak said she wished the city had been more forceful with its desires earlier in the process. “Belmont didn’t get what we wanted because we didn’t act,” Wozniak said. Belmont, because local tax money was used to build grade separations at Ralston Avenue and Holly Street nearly a decade ago, is in a unique position, Hill said. “It will be a struggle for the authority to get rid of the system in place and put it underground in Belmont,” Hill said. “Their railroad solution was done years ago. Whether they are happy with the solution, I don’t know.” personalize moves if someone has an issue or isn’t doing the move exactly right, said Hanna. More importantly, all the lessons are designed to be replicated once people leave. “That is the most important part. We could teach people wonderful things all day. If they can’t take them home, it doesn’t create realistic goals,” said Perkins. Lessons are not just fitness based, but also about nutrition. People can take a nutrition course and see cooking demos by family chef Amy Fothergill, who specializes in making healthy, kid-friendly food. Get Movin’ 2010 takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave. in Burlingame. Cost is a $10 donation. Participants are asked to bring a mat for core work and 16 to 24 ounces of water. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to check in. For more information visit To RSVP e-mail 80 feet wide to accommodate two highspeed rail tracks and two Caltrain tracks. City officials say that configuration is at odds with its preference for a tunnel or trench. The authority plans two community meetings in September to outline the general scope of a station in Redwood City and collect community input. After that pair of meetings, the city plans its own set to discuss the height and station.

THURSDAY, AUG. 12 Animals in Action. 10:30 p.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Catch wildlife keepers doing animal enrichment activities, taking animals for walks and even leading training sessions. Free with admission. For more information call 342-7755. Random Alpha Draw. 11 a.m. 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. During this event, election officials, interested members of the republic and the media will draw letters out of a hat to determine the letter assigned to represent each measure. For more information call 312-5293. Wrongful Termination of Employment (Private sector). Noon. San Mateo County Law Library, 710 Hamilton St., Redwood City. Discussion will include employees’ limited rights to keep their jobs, what is a ‘wrongful termination’ and what wrongfully terminated employees can do. Free. For more information call 363-4913. End of Life Decisions seminar. Noon to 1 p.m. 1528 S. El Camino Real, Suite No. 301, San Mateo. Come receive expert information on ‘How to save on Cemetery Property Costs’ and other end of life decisions. Free. For more information call 372-0795. Stroke Lecture Series. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. Speaker Nancy Houst Miller. Free. For more information and to RSVP call 565-8485. John Ward’s Flower and Garden Show. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 792 Willborough Road, Burlingame. See John’s 1930s English village garden. Open garden with self-guided tours all afternoon; instructional tours at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tax-deductible donations of any amount will be accepted as admission to the garden show; all proceeds will support the local Master Gardener program. For more information contact Kathy Switky at A Month for Artists at Little House. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Workshop for individual artists to work with artists and art organizations to find opportunities for exhibiting, networking, sharing of ideas, teaching and more. $7 per session, $20 for all workshops in August (held every Thursday). For more information call 326-2025. Kaiser Permenente Clothing Drive. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Kaiser Permenente South San Francisco Medical Center Cafeteria, 1200 El Camino Real. Donate your new or gently-used sweats, jackets or any warm, stretchy pants or tops. For more information call Joe Fragola at (415) 674-7149. Sustainability for Positive Change Art Auction. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Join us for an evening of art, food, wine and entertainment at the first annual silent art auction featuring local artists. $20. Meditation: For Stress-Free Living. 6 p.m. East Palo Alto Library, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto. Learn how to meditate from psychiatrist and author Marshall Zaslove. Free. For more information call 321-7712. GGUNRA monthly meeting. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Roundtable Pizza, 1304 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Monthly meeting of the National Rifle Association of San Mateo County. Open to all NRA members and their guests. For more information call Rob Heagy at (415) 2710424. FRIDAY, AUG. 13 Stories from the Past: ‘How Baseball Saved Us.’ 11 a.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, members and children under 5 free. For more information call Diane 299-0104. Zorba the Greek birthday lunch. Noon. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Pietie, Laura and Diana are cooking marinated lamb, moussaka, Greek salad and more. $6. For more information call 5957444. Paws and Claws Wildlife Show. 1:30 p.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Learn about Coyote Point Museum’s non-releasable animals. Free with admission. For more information 342-7755. SATURDAY, AUG. 14 ‘Mystery Castle’ Tours. 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 900 Mirador Terrace, Pacifica. Come and participate in our 90-minute self-guided tours of the castle. Adults $25, children under 12, $10. For more information call 359-5462. Auditions at Hillbarn Theatre. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Foster City Parks and Rec., 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. Come try out for Hillbarn Theatre’s production of ‘Dial M For Murder.’ Prepare one serious and one comic monologue. Callbacks to be held on Aug. 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. By appointment only; for appointment call 349-6411. For more information visit Millbrae Historical Society Rummage Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave. Come for the Millbrae Library bargain books/media sale. For more information call 697-7607. Filoli Improv Workshops. 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Two free half-hour comedy improv workshops for kids of all ages. Free for kids under 18. For more information call 364-8300. Third Sunday Ballroom Tea Dance. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road. $5. For more information call 616-7150. Paws and Claws Wildlife Show. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Learn about Coyote Point Museum’s non-releasable animals. Free with admission. For more information 342-7755. Sixth Annual Bookstock Festival. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Courthouse Square, Downtown Redwood City. Come join a family celebration of books, music and fun. For more information call 780-7013. Back to School Fashion Show. 1:30 p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Local models from Burlingame High School and Hillsdale High School will model the latest fashions for back to school from American Eagle Outfitters, Express, Forever 21, GAP, Hot Topic, Macy’s, Torrid, Zumiez and more. Free. For more information call 380-8390. Victorian Days Walking Tours. 2 p.m. Second Avenue and El Camino Real at the parking facility. Dr. Acena will conduct a tour of the San Mateo’s historic downtown. For more information visit Spirit of ’45. Noon to 5 p.m. Historic Park at Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose. Celebrating the end of World War II. Featuring a victory parade, band music, dancing and children’s activities. For more information call (408) 918-1042. African Art Exposition. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Avenue Art Gallery, 60 E. Third Ave., San Mateo. Ken Mahar is showing his images from his African safari. For more information all Ken Mahar at 574-1025. Coastside Comedy Improv. 7:30 p.m. Enso, 131 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay. Community-based improv comedy troupe brings people together for the common good and a laugh-out-loud good time. Tickets are $10. For more information call 726-1409. Pacific Film Night. 7:30 p.m. Mildred Owen Concert Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. Come for northern California’s premier of ‘Broken Hills.’ $12 for admission. For more information call 355-8001.

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discuss a potential resolution outlining its position on high-speed rail at its meeting Monday and will use a resolution passed by the city of Orange two weeks ago as a possible template, Burlingame Mayor Cathy Baylock said yesterday. The actions are in response to the alternatives analysis released last week and a federal funding request to the railroad administration that showed elevated viaducts as the primary alignment on the Peninsula. The California High-Speed Rail Authority filed a grant application Friday for more than $1 billion to electrify the Caltrain tracks and build a new station in Millbrae. Peninsula Rail Program director Bob Doty presented two alternatives at an authority meeting last week in San Francisco that featured no underground options for most cities on the Peninsula. Underground solutions, however, are still a possibility on the Peninsula from an engineering standpoint if the communities along the line unite and find a way to pay for it, Doty said. But even if Belmont ponied up its own money to bury the tracks on its tight section of the track, it does not mean it can be accomplished from an engineering standpoint, Doty said. “I’m not against other options,” Doty said. “I have to figure out how to do it.” How to do it is the hard part, Doty said. Doty has brought in city staff and councilmembers for more than a year to help “stitch” the line together and the Peninsula Rail Program is holding open hours today and tomorrow with staff from Peninsula cities to show exactly how their input has been implemented into the alternatives. The funding request to the Federal Railroad Administration does not preclude the authority from finding solutions other than an aerial viaduct, Doty said. Yesterday, both state Assemblyman Jerry Hill and Rosanne Foust, chief executive officer at the San Mateo County Economic Development Association, offered support for a regional bond to pay for trenches or tunnels, if they are deemed feasible.

Foust, also a Redwood City councilwoman, wants to know whether an underground option is feasible in Redwood City and how much it might cost to construct. She is also enlightened by Caltrain’s request to construct the line in phases, which would give the authority and the community the opportunity to explore more funding options for other alternatives, including tunnels or trenches. Tomorrow Foust will hop on a bus with Hill and other local leaders to take a tour of the corridor from San Carlos north to San Bruno. The tour is meant to be a forum for business leaders and elected officials to learn about and discuss issues related to the future of high-speed rail and Caltrain projects. The bus tour is Hill’s effort to bridge differences between supporters of the biggest public works project in the Bay Area in approximately 50 years and those concerned it will scar and divide their communities. Foust is also encouraged by a letter from Caltrain’s joint powers board to the authority’s Executive Director Roelof van Ark. The joint powers board wants the authority to “defer until such time as demand warrants the most controversial and disruptive elements of any future design and construction; and to move forward with additional elements only after subsequent and additional environmental review and extensive public engagement.” Foust appreciates the jobs the project will create but also said a city’s vision for the future should be protected, including in Redwood City. Yesterday, Redwood City issued a statement to the authority on its response to the alternatives. sized that a gym isn’t necessary to meet those health goals. “A lot of women are intimidated by the gym,” said Francine Hanna, organizer and owner of Anatomy Personal Training Studio in Burlingame. Classes offered Saturday — Blast, a fast-paced cardio class; Running for speed, intense drills to help you get faster; Pre- and post-natal workout; To the core, tricks to tighten the belly; Brazilian booty, geared toward sculpting a beautiful backside; and Rocket Yoga — can be done anywhere. Christgau-Aquino likes to go to the park with her little one. They work together on her exercises then the little one gets to play. Or, let your child play on the playground. “There are a million little things you can do while watching from the bench,” she said. Classes are only 30 minutes because that seemed like a reasonable amount of time for any person to squeeze into their day. Small groups during each of the classes will give the ladies a chance to sect with San Carlos, Woodside Road and Redwood Junction; • How the option would affect consideration of a potential high-speed rail station; • Alternatives like a trench; and • The economic and community impacts of the aerial configuration versus other alternatives. An aerial configuration will require a structure approximately 30 feet high and

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ly meals at Get Movin’ 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. “So often we hear people say, ‘I don’t have enough time,’” said organizer Jennifer Christgau-Aquino, owner of Mothers on the Run, a running training program for women. But it doesn’t have to be complicated, she said. Gina Marie Perkins, organizer and owner of Fit Perspective, agreed. She spoke quietly on the phone as to not wake her 11-month-old daughter but laughed at the thought of having a dedicated hour daily for exercise. As a mom, it just doesn’t work that way. “Now I live in an abbreviated fashion. If I wasn’t eating healthy also, I’d probably be in bad shape,” she said. With a hectic schedule comes the need to improvise. The women also empha-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #239863 The following person is doing business as: Nancy’s Tailor, 2068 Broadway St., Redwood City, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Nicole Pham Ngo, 2790 Sand Point Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Nicole Pham Ngo / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/13/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/29/10, 08/05/10, 08/12/10, 08/19/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240040 The following person is doing business as: Sav-On Supplies, 1331 Vista Grande, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Frank To, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Frank To / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/21/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/29/10, 08/05/10, 08/12/10, 08/19/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240022 The following person is doing business as: Coastside Aloha, 523 Palma St., EL GRANADA, CA 94018 is hereby registered by the following owner: Alicia Addis, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/01/2010 /s/ Alicia Addis / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/20/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/29/10, 08/05/10, 08/12/10, 08/19/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #239894 The following person is doing business as: Bay Area Green Cleaning, 1045 Cadillac Way, Ste. 205, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Carolina R. Servulo, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/06/10. /s/ Carolina R. Servulo / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/14/2010. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/05/10, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240042 The following person is doing business as: Knock Ouch, 630 Birch St., San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Robert Brodsky, 1668 McKinley St., San Mateo, CA 94403. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Robert Brodsky / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/21/2010. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/05/10, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240095 The following person is doing business as: Overnite Capital, 2121 S. El Camino Real, Ste. B-100, San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: CSNK Working Capital Finance Corp., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Glen Shu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/26/2010. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/05/10, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240270 The following person is doing business as: Aprilog, 422 Peninsula Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Enable Engineering Co. Inc., same address. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Joseph P. Pennese / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 08/03/2010. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/05/10, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240262 The following person is doing business as: Zen Stone Design, 5840 Pescadero Creek Rd., PESCADERO, CA 94060 is hereby registered by the following owner: Nicholas Andre Clurman, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/03/2010 /s/ Nick Clurman / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 08/02/2010. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/05/10, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240235 The following person is doing business as: Iki Japan, 222 Harris Ct., SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kotobuki Trading Company Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Tadashi Kagami / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 08/02/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10, 09/02/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #239944 The following person is doing business as: Prompt Plumbing Company, 525 Grand Avenue, #131, So. San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jose Lino Solano Flores, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/01/10. /s/ Jose Lino Solano Flores / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/16/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10, 09/02/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #239945 The following person is doing business as: Norbes & Associates, 307 Grand Avenue, So. San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Bessie Miranda-Peralta, 21131 Ocean View Dr., Hayward, CA 74541. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 10/01/10. /s/ Bessie Miranda-Peralta / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/16/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10, 09/02/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #239873 The following person is doing business as: USA Direct Cleaning, 1325 Howard Ave., #247, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Edwin Velasquez, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Edwin Velasquez / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/14/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/12/10, 08/19/10, 08/26/10, 09/02/10). NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE CENTRAL SELF STORAGE 1280 ROLLINS ROAD BURLINGAME, CA 94010 (650) 685-0300 In accordance with the provisions of the California Self-Storage Facility Act, Section 21700, et seq. of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California, the undersigned will be sold at public auction on August 24th, 2010 at 10:00 am. General household items, miscellaneous items and/or boxes, tools, clothing, and/or furniture stored at 1280 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, County of San Mateo by the following persons: #1037, Nick Peavey; #1012, Shinya Enomoto. Lien sale pursuant to Harbors and Navigation Code 503 & 504 and Civil Code Section 3071 of the State of California, the following to wit: Vessels/Vehicle to be sold: 1977 Searay Boat 20’ CF 6490GB HIN: SERA75450976200SR 1977 CAKNS Trailer. License: CA – 1JD7524 VIN: T6997 Williams Keith R Dantzler Anthony Anthony Dantzler Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on August 12 & 19th, 2010.

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SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER: CLJ489820 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso Al Demandado): marc cohen and DOES I through XXX, inclusive. You are being sued by plaintiff: (Lo esta demandando el demandante): woodlake association You have 30 calendar days after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at the court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue ena copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en la biblio teca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abodado, puede llamar a de servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpia con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services Web site (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): San Mateo County Superior Court 400 County Center Redwood City. CA 94063 Civil Division The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Charles L.. Morrone, 048371 1225 Park Avenue San Jose, CA 95126 (408)286-6560 Date: (Fecha) Nov. 24, 2009 John C. Fitton, Clerk, by (Secretano, per) G.Lacey, Deputy (Adjunto) Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010.

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

302 Antiques
ANTIQUE SOLID mahogany knick-knack or bookshelf with 4 small drawers, good condition, $95., (650)726-2443 ANTIQUE STROMBERG – Carlson radio Floor modelm $75., needs new tubs, RWC, Photo by email:, (650)592-5591 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379 EDISON MODEL B STANDARD + 20 CYLINDERS OAK CASE - Serviced yearly, beautiful, $550.00 obo, (650)344-6565 ENGLISH ARMOIRE with stand. Bought for $415. Sacrifice for $330. (650)771-1888 PERSIAN RUG - Mashad 10ft 8in X 8ft., blue floral borders. Center medallion with beige feraghan design field, $2000, (650)726-4651.

304 Furniture
DESK 60 inches w 28 inches h 30 inches d two shelf extension 4 drawers $60 (650)364-7777. DESK, EXTRA LONG. LIKE new. Brown wood .5 drawers; 2 sliding doors. 18"x28"x72"$18. 650-704-2497 DINING TABLE with 4 chairs 2 leafs $95. (650)483-3693 DINING TABLE with 4 chairs with leaf light wood 42 x 34 $99. (650)341-1645 DIRECTORS TYPE CHAIR with leather seat, $35., (650)355-2996 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Oak wood, great condition, glass doors, fits large TV, 2 drawers, shelves , $100/obo. (650)261-9681 FANCY COCKTAIL SIDE TABLE - 2 door, 1 drawer, excellent condition, antique, $95. obo, (650)349-6059. FRAMED MIRRORS - Pair of dark walnut, simple framed mirrors, 29” X 22”, perfect, each $25., pair $44., (650)3446565 FRENCH END TABLE - exquisite inlaid rich mahogany wood, custom glass tray, 20” x 27” X 19”H, $100., (650)347-5104 HUTCH - maple finish, 4 shelves, 52 inch W, $75., (650)341-1645 MAHOGANY BEDROOM DRESSER 37 L x 19 W 9 drawers and attached mirror 37 H x 36 W , $75., (650)341-1645 OTTOMAN/ FOOTREST Clean. Like new. Circular. Light brown 'felt like' material. $6.Call cell: 650-704-2497 PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs includes umbrella with stand all metal $80/all OBO, (650)367-8949 PATIO TABLE: 40-inch diameter round glass-top table w/2 chairs. SOLD! PEDESTAL TABLE beautiful, round, wood inlay, $90/obo, (415)271-7602 RECLINER - Brown leather, slightly worn. SOLD! ROCKING CHAIR white with gold trim excel cond $100. 650-755-9833 ROLL-A-WAY SUPERB, wood bookcase/entertainment center $70. (415)585-3622 SHELVING - 2000 square foot of shelving, $950. obo, (650)212-6666 TABLE & CHAIR SET - new, perfect condition, $475., (650)638-1285 TV STAND beige color good condition $25. (650)867-2720 TWO END tables: $35 or $20 each. (650)787-8219 WICKER FURNITURE, 5 pieces, $100 or best offer. (650)588-5991 WOODEN BOOKCASE with doors, $20., (650)771-1888 WOODEN DINING ROOM TABLE & CHAIRS - 42” x 42”, 4 padded arm chairs, 18” extension to enlarge table, $99., (650)364-7777 WOODEN KITCHEN China Cabinet: $99 (great condition!), (650)367-1350

306 Housewares
BRAND NEW Chinese Wok Non-stick surface with aluminum lid and cooking impliments, $10, 650-595-3933 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $20.,(650)867-2720 CHOPSTICKS- 7 sets, unopened, decorative, variety of colors and designs, $10., (650)578-9208 COUNTERTOP WATER DISPENSER : Oasis water cooler Hot N Cold, Durable & excellent condition,$86, (650)278-2702 CUT CRYSTAL Glasses, Set of six, perfect, no chips/cracks or imperfections, only $15 650-595-3933 ELECTRIC BBQ (650)592-2648 - nonstick, $40.,

296 Appliances
FOOD PROCESSOR, Sumbeam, dual head. slices, chops, grinds, liquifies, etc. perfect condition, $19 650-595-3933 KENMORE DISHWASHER, almond, works great. $ 50. Please call 650-9619652 MAYTAG WASHER & DRYER - $350., (650)341-2813 MINI FRIDGE - 34 inches high, runs well, $85., (650)355-2996 MINI-FRIDGE - 32" tall; White Kenmore $70. Call (650)229-4735 PORTABLE GE Dishwasher, excellent condition $75 OBO, (650)583-0245 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 TOASTER "PROCTOR Silex" one slice, works fine $5. (650)345-1111 UPRIGHT FREEZER - like new, $100 ., (650)257-7562 VACUUM CLEANER heavy duty like new $45. (650)878-9542 WEBER GRILL - Never used! Porcelain enamel bowl and lid, 22-1/2” with ash catcher. $50. (650)588-5991

LUIGI BORMIOLI "Strauss" 9 oz. drinking glasses, set of 10 for $25. Matches "Strauss" 13.5 oz. Call (650)630-2329. NON-STICK TOP over pan, $3., SM, (650)343-7250 OVEN ROASTING PAN WITH RACK. New, non stick, large, never used $55., (650)341-0418 REVEREWARE, 1,3.4 qt. pots, 5",7" pans, stainless steel w/copper bottoms, excellent cond., $60/all. (650)577-0604 ROASTER OVEN up to 22lb Turkey NEW in Box - $30 SOLD VASE - beautiful butterfly design, gold color, perfect condition, $25., (650)8672720 WINE GLASSES, Two hourglass shaped sets, one plain (6), one etched (5), $15 each 650-595-3933

303 Electronics
19” COLOR TV - 2 yrs. old, perfect condition. Sold! 27" PHILLIPS standard tv with wooden stand with glass doors--30"X17X19 $99 barely used. Any questions, call 650 697-6443 46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. CELL PHONE, Older AT&T phone, home charger and car charger, $10 all, 650-595-3933 INTELLIVISION CONTROLLER with 13 game cartridges $50., (650)592-5591 JVC DVD cd player - $25., (650)834-4926 JVC VHS recorder - Like new, $15., (650)367-8949 MAGNOVOX 32” TV - excellent condition, refurbished, $100.obo., (650)2602664 MICRO TEK SCANNER/COPIER - excellent condition, $25., (650)368-0748 PANASONIC COLOR tv with Vhs combo 20 inches like new $70. 650-347-9920 PHILLIPS VCR plus vhs-hu 4 head Hi-Fi like new, San Mateo. $35. (650)3415347 SAMSUNG COLOR tv 27 inches good condition $90. 650-347-9920 SANIO CASETTE/RECORDER 2 way Radio - $95.obo, call for more details, (650)290-1960 SILVER TONE stereo and phonograph player inside wood cabinet $60., (650)483-3693 SONY RADIO cassette recorder $20 black good condition. (650)345-1111 TV - Big Screen, condition,(650)367-1350 $70., ok

297 Bicycles
BICYCLE - womens, made in Austria $50., (650)483-3693 BICYCLE WICKER BASKET -quality thick weave, never used, $25. obo, (650)260-2664 MENS MOUNTAIN bike 26 inch new 18 speed $99 919-740-4336 San Mateo

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

298 Collectibles
49ER REPORT issues '85-'87 $35/all, (650)592-2648 5 COLORIZED territorial quarters uncirculated $7/all. (408)249-3858 BASEBALL CARDS - 50-100 cards, $25., (408)420-5646 BAY MEADOW coffee mug in box $15. (650)345-1111 CARNIVAL GLASS WATER PITCHER beautiful design, $25., leave message (650)365-1797 DANCING FIGURINE by Bradley Dolls Musical, plays “If You Love Me”, 8 1/2 “ tall, $20., (650)518-0813 DJ RECORDS all different types also have lighting $1 & up, (650)367-8949 HISTORY BOOK in color of "Superbowls by the bay" game 1-18, $35., (650)5922648 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 JOE MONTANA cover photo, '85 "in flight" magazine, $30, (650)341-8342 POSTAL JAPANESE stamp album collection $50., (415)272-7644 POSTER - framed photo of President Wilson and Chinese Junk $25 cash, (650)755-8238 PRECIOUS MOMENTS DOLLS -15 inch vinyl 3 sets of 2 for $33/set, (650)5180813 SALEM CHINA - 119 pieces from 50’s. Good condition, $225., appraised at $800., (650)345-3450. SWATCH WATCH '86 Worlds Fair. Like New w/receipt $85.00, (650)5916596

308 Tools
ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES, New 12", 10", 8" and 6", softgrip handles, metric/SAE markings, $25 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 16” SCROLL SAW good condition, $85., (650)591-4710 HAND SAWS - $5/each 4 total. Daly City, call for details, (415)333-8540 PRESSURE WASHER 2500 PSI, good condition, $350., (650)926-9841 ROYBI 8-1/4 inch Radial Arm Saw, with portable stand. Mitor cuts, 0 degrees to 90 degrees. $78. (650)588-8926 RYOBI 10” PORTABLE TABLE SAW with stand and guards. SOLD! TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

304 Furniture
3 PIECE COFFEE TABLE SET: $100. (650)787-8219 3 TIERED stainless rolling cart gently used $100 firm, (650)341-0418 46" ROUND dining table $90. Call (650)430-4884 ANTIQUE SOLID oak end table marble top, carved door $50. (650)3427568 BANQUET TABLE - 3’ x 8’, $25., (650)368-0748 CABINET - Real wood, $70., (650)367-1350 CAPTAIN BED - with mattress, solid wood head & foot board, 4 door chest, storage under bed, SOLD! CHAIR WITH matching automan good condition $50., (650)573-6981 CHAIR, IKEA. Very Good cond. Recliner shaped, flexible. Lt brown wood on canvas 26-1/2"x38”x29" $15. 650-704-2497. CHAIR: BLUE upholstered swivel rocker w/matching footstool. SOLD! CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 COFFEE TABLE - $60., (650)367-1350 COFFEE TABLE - Square, oak Coffee Table with leather top, $30., (650)7711888 COFFEE TABLE light brown lots of storage good condition $75. (650)867-2720 COFFEE TABLE SQUARE shaped. Lightweight, 28”x28x19" includes large storage space, $11 650-704-2497 COMPUTER DESK - $70., (650)3671350 CURIO CABINET, Hand tooled lighted Curio cabinet Blonde. 5.5" X 23" X 1.5" $98. San Mateo. 650-619-9932 RECLINER - Beige, $40., (650)771-1888

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE" decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 BISSEL STEAM CLEANER - easy to use, used 3 times, cleans great, $35.obo, (650)260-2664 BOWL - light green heavy glass swirl design bowl, great centerpiece, $25., (650)834-2804

309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - Casio, still in box, new, $25., (650)867-2720 CORNER OFFICE DESK with hutch $90/obo, (415)271-7602 DELL ALL IN ONE COLOR PRINTER SCANNER with 4 extra ink cartridges, $40. obo., (650)290-1960 OFFICE LAMP - new in box, $35/obo, (650)303-3568

315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

210 Lost & Found
FOUND SONY Power Shot digital camera, July 14th at Fox School in Belmont. (650)593-9294 LOST SMALL white female dog Shih Tzu mix. Last seen July 18th Crystal Springs Road Senior Center. Wearing a red/pink collar that has the phone numbers 415-609-3333 and 415-279-5127 and the name “Moe” on tag. She answers to the name “Mattie.” We are offering a $500.00 reward for her safe return, no questions asked. Thanks, Duncan. FOUND! LOST: CAMERA in case. Burlingame Avenue / Washington Park area. Lost Saturday, July 31 around 1pm. Bummed about losing camera; mostly bummed about losing family photos in camera. If found, please call Joe, (650) 867-6652

TWO FIGURINES, European men, one Bavarian, one English or French, $19 for both, 650-595-3933 VASE - with tray, grey with red flowers, perfect condition, $30., (650)345-1111 VICTORIAN VICTON talking machine1910, works and looks fine, $650., (650)579-7020

299 Computers
PORTABLE EXTERNAL hard drive small light 40GB $25. (650)219-7836

300 Toys
GIRLS PINK Corvette life size runs good $75. (650)583-2767 RADIO CONTROLLED Beetle car buggy $10. (408)249-3858 SCOOTER "STREET SURFER" $30 obo never used, (650)349-6059

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


Thursday • Aug. 12, 2010
610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle 316 Clothes
PINK LADIES hospital volunteer jacket like new washed once Medium $10 RWC. (650)868-0436 SCRUBS - Medical, woman’s, Size L, pretty prints, excellent condition, $9. ea, 5 pairs of pants $6. ea.(650)290-1960 SHOES - 6 pair ladies flat shoes, new 6.5 size, $3/each, tan color, SM. (650)343-7250 SOCCER CLEATS - 3 pair, size 6,7 & 8, $10. each, (650)679-9359 WOMEN'S SHOES size 10 $3 each. (650)638-1739 WOMENS’ CLOTHING 1x, 2x, Size 18. New and almost new. Name-brand labels. (650)345-9909

381 Homes for Sale 381 Homes for Sale

610 Crossword Puzzle

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Eponymous salad creator 5 “Man Plus” author Frederik 9 Moral fiber 14 Its juice is sometimes used to treat heartburn 15 Award for “Rent” 16 John of Middlesex 17 “Good job!” 19 Colorful stable residents 20 Major malfunction 21 Certain analyst’s input 23 Gymnast Mary __ Retton 24 Hughes Aircraft prototype 28 Moscow ballet theater 32 Cheerleader’s offering 33 Psych finish 34 Kin of a 911 call 36 Objects of lookups? 40 Sermonize 44 Judge of many 36-Across 45 Bauxite, e.g. 46 BMW competitor 47 “At Wit’s End” author Bombeck 50 Persistently chews on 52 Game with discs and baskets 56 Roulette choice 57 Legal letter phrase 58 Travel guide 63 Veggie bin staple 65 A synonym for it is hidden in 17-, 24-, 40- and 52Across 68 Wrap 69 Inland Asian sea 70 Response to a shock 71 Abominations 72 Kin of 63-Across 73 Walked heavily DOWN 1 Preserves, in a way 2 “Chocolat” actress 3 City near West Palm 4 Gripe 5 Nanki-__, son of the Mikado 6 “The Mikado” accessory 7 Veda devotee 8 Bequest 9 Title setting for a Mozart abduction 10 West Bank initials 11 “Mr. Palomar” writer Calvino 12 Things to avoid 13 Occur next 18 Flow copiously 22 Place to start a round 25 Ritzy 26 Very funny person 27 “Too many cooks ...,” e.g. 28 1995 comet spotter Thomas 29 Other, in Madrid 30 Substitution word 31 Fish features 35 Movie station letters 37 “Mr. Holland’s __” 38 Castor’s mother 39 Letter opening? 41 Musket relatives 42 “This being the case ...” 43 DDE, for one 48 Chess pieces 49 Passé reception aid 51 Not at hand, to say the least 52 College newbie 53 __-Wreck 54 Fool 55 Category 59 USAF noncom 60 A jet or a king 61 “Wait, there’s more ...” 62 Calif. group with a seven-point badge 64 Flamenco cheer 66 “In your dreams!” in Dundee 67 Big game animal

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


318 Sports Equipment
2 GOLF CLUBS - Ladies, right handed, putter & driver $5/each (650)755-8238 BROWN LEATHER GOLF BAG with 11 golf clubs, $65/all, (650)592-2648 GOLD'S GYM - GT2000Power Tower + Instructions as new, asking $225.00 obo, (650)344-6565 KAYAK - Necky Looksha 4 model, 17 ft., 53 lbs, $1,250., (650)394-4243 MITZU JR. tour kids set 7 clubs & bag $15/all obo. (650)952-0620 PUNCHING BAG $50. (650)638-1739 ROLLER BLADES - GLX bravo blade size 7-8 purple, great condition $6., (650)578-9208 SNOW SHOES - Men’s, new, Atlas #7 Series includes poles, gaiters and tote bag, $125. all, (650)368-7975. TITLIST GOLF club 983k driver 9.5 degree grafaloy stiff/ $75 obo. (650)9520620 TRIATHLON WETSUIT - Quintanaroo, ladies, medium, good condition, $45., (650)728-5978 WOODEN TENNIS RACKET '50's or older "C"Hemold $25., (650)868-0436


322 Garage Sales

325 Estate Sales

San Bruno Commodore Park Commodore Dr. & Cherry Ave.


1612 Easton Dr.

322 Garage Sales

Rummage Sale
Date: August 14, 2010 (Saturday) Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
2801 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo, CA 94403 (28th and Alameda) Huge 40-family sale to benefit Troop 44! Lots of great stuff, plus coffee and bake sale! - Clothes - Kids, Men & Women - Tools and Electronics - Outdoor Gear - Toys, games, books and CDs - Household Items: Herman Miller Aeron Office Chair and more!

Saturday August 14 8 am - 3 pm
Treasures from 50 Homes!
335 Rugs
NEW KASHAN 9’ X13’8” rug from India,multicolor, ornamental, lovely to look at, silky to touch, $3,000 Cash, (650)573-0716.

Sunday Aug. 15th 9 am - 4 pm
Don’t miss shopping for great deals!
Furniture, sporting goods, antiques & more!

335 Garden Equipment
TABLE - for plant, $20, perfect condition, (650)345-1111 TABLE - for plant, $20, perfect condition, (650)345-1111 TREE PRUNER 5ft long good condition $10. (408)249-3858

By Bruce Venzke (c)2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


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

309 Office Equipment
LADIES SWIVEL ADJUSTABLE office desk chair, burgundy upholstery with black frame, never used, $35/obo, exc. cond. ,(650)260-2664 OFFICE LAMP brand new $8. (650)3451111

310 Misc. For Sale
HENRY THE BOTTLE HOLDER -perfect condition from Bombay store discontinued, $100., (650)867-2720 HOOKED ON SCHOOL SUCCESS Learning System for ages 8-12,(Grades 3-6) - NEW - $50.,SOLD JANET EVANOVICH hardback books (3) @ $3.00 each, (650)341-1861 KARASTAN AREA RUG - 5’ X 3’, 100% all wool, thick pile with fringe, solid color beige, very clean, $60., (650)347-5104 LAUNDRY OR SHOPPING CART folds with 4 wheels, $19., SM, (650)343-7250 LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 MERCHANT MARINE, framed forecastle card, signed by Captain Angrick '70. 13 x 17 inches $35 cash. (650)755-8238 MIRROR OCTAGON GOLD FRAME beveled edge new never hung 30 inches x 22 inches $40., (650)868-0436 PAPERBACK BOOKS (80) J.R Roberts Western Series (gunsmith) $30/all, (650)592-2648 PICTURE FRAME (650)367-1350 Large, $25., -

310 Misc. For Sale
WEIGHT BENCH - Free, you haul. (650)638-1739 WETSUIT - Barefoot, like new, $40., (650)367-8949 WORLD CUP memorabilia '94 USA Bear mascot, 2 sport cups unused and collectors pins $55/all. (650)591-6596

SAN MATEO 559 Alhambra Rd
(x-st. 5th Ave.)

ALUMINUM CRUTCHES for adults adjustable $30. (650)341-1861

310 Misc. For Sale
2 LIGHT fixture shades - vintage, 1960’s, square ceiling glass shades, 11”X11”x1”, original beauty, $15. (650)347-5104 ALUMINUM FOLDING fabric camping chair, new, $15., SM, (650)343-7250 BAG OF CRAFT ITEMS - $30., ask for Denise, (650)589-2893 BALANCING DISC for back by "Body Sport" $15. (408)249-3858 BARBIE DOLL - 36 inch "my size" Barbie doll, fully dressed, $35., (650)5835233 BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR - travel size, wrist, fast reading, used only a few times, $25/obo, (650)223-7187 BOOKS (150+) - Ency,novels, etc., great condition, 1960-70’s, $30. for all, SSF, (650)583-8069 BOOKS- TRAVEL, art, nutrition and classics. FREE - $3, cash only. (650)755-8238 BUSINESS COMPUTER BAG - black, new, 17 inch , $49., SM, (650)343-7250 COOKBOOK "HOW to cook everything" $10. (408)249-3858 DOG CAGE/GORILLA folding large dog cage good condition, 2 door with tray, $75.,(650)355-8949 ETAGER over the toilet water tank - walnut, $25., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 GAS BBQ- complete, like new, bought for $400, sacrifice $100, top of the line, (818)970-1815, San Mateo.

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

Sat. Aug. 14th 10 am-4 pm
Closed during month of August Reopening Sat. 9/11 Thanks for your support - see you after Labor Day

379 Open Houses

List your Open House in the Daily Journal. Reach over 82,500 potential home buyers & renters a day, from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Call (650)344-5200

890 Laurel Ave.

Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401 (650)344-0921

312 Pets & Animals
ROYAL CANINE Vet. Diet misc. dry food for old or ailing, $25/ea. 2-Calorie Control CC 5lbs. or Urinary SO 5.5 lbs., ea. $10. All 5 bags for $50. (650)630-2329.

316 Clothes
BLACK LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET - Large, water proof, new, $35., (650)342-7568 GARDENING GLOVES - 12 white large work gardening gloves, $5/dozen, SM, (650)343-7250 LADIES BLACK leather boots, size 9W, $50/obo., (650)347-9681 LEATHER CHAPS - extra large, worn once, $75., (650)638-1739 MENS "BASS" black loafers like new size 12D $35. (650)868-0436 MENS GLOVES - 3 pair black mens winter gloves, Medium size, $5/pair, SM, (650)343-7250 MENS SLACKS - 8 pairs, $50., Size 36/32, (408)420-5646

PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER $300., (650)344-9783

Sat. & Sun. Aug. 14 & 15 8 am-4 pm
Jewelry, furniture, household items, pottery, collectibles, clothes & More!

Make money, make room!

380 Real Estate Services

SALON CHAIR - hydrolic, works perfectly, black base, black leather, $90.obo, (650)290-1960 SCALE - Ohaus 2,610g troy capacity $65., (650)344-8549 SOPRANOS COOKBOOK and calendar $10/all. (408)249-3858 VACUUM CLEANER - $50., (650)367-1350 WALKER - fold up, like new, has two wheels, $20. (650)342-7568

List your upcoming garage sale, moving sale, estate sale, yard sale, rummage sale, clearance sale, or whatever sale you have... in the Daily Journal. Reach over 82,500 readers from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Call (650) 344-5200

INVESTORS WANTED for Private Loans. 9-11% Secure Return. Call Solomon (415) 377-1284 broker. Red Tower Funding, Inc.

380 Real Estate Services 470 Rooms
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620 Automobiles
CHRYSLER ‘05 ‘PT Cruiser GT, beige, $9,488. #9837T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 FORD ‘09 Focus, SE, Blue, #9942P, $12,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 FORD ‘85 VICTORIA - Original owner, 43K miles, automatic, all powered. Very good condition. $4K, (650)515-5023. INFINITI ‘08 G35 sedan, blue, #9881P $25,888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 INFINITY ‘07 G35 - #M715428, auto, nav, leather, moon roof, $24,995, (800)809-2530 INFINITY ‘07 M-35- #M729434, nav, leather, moon roof, auto, $22,995., (800)809-2530 KIA ‘09 Rondo, LX Base, White, #9695P, $11,795. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 LEXUS '03 CONVERTIBLE SC430 #073856, V-8, auto, nav, leather, 68K mi., $21,995, (800)809-2530 MAZDA ‘09 Mazda3, Sport silver, #9895P, $14,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 MAZDA ‘09 Mazda3, Sport white, #9941P, $15,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘06, Murano, white, #9934T, $19,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘08 SENTRA, 2.0, gray, #9936P, $14,588.Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘08, Altima S, grey, $17,288. #9776P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘08, Altima, 2.5, white, #9956P, $16,998. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘08, Versa 1.8S black, $12,588. #9940P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘09 MAXIMA, 3.5S, gray, #9955P, $27,888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION ‘06 tC, Basic, dark gray, #9919P, $15,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION ‘07 tC, Spec, gray, #9915P, $14,998. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘06 Matrix, STD, silver, #9767T, $12,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry Hybrid, basci, grey, #9758P, $21,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry Solara, SLE, silver, #9548P, $22,999 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Corolla CE, green, 9794T $13,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘08 Prius, gray, #9691P, $17995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000


620 Automobiles
TOYOTA ‘07 Prius, basic, silver, #9801P, $17,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Highlander, base, gray, #9679P, $21,885 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Yaris, Base, gray, #9720P. $14,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08, Corolla CE, silver, #9763T, $12,988, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 CAmry, basic, gray, #9805P, $17,888 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 Prius, STD, green, #9606P, $18,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 RAV4 basic, black, #9806P, $19,5888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘10 Camry Hybrid, basic, white, #9535P, $24,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10 Corolla, basis, white, #9575P, $15,488 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘10 Matrix, basic, white, #9599P, $16,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘10 Prius I, white, #9810P, $27,888 and , TOYOTA ‘10 Prius I, gray, #9813P, $24,888 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10 Yaris, basic, black, #9734T, $14,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

630 Trucks & SUV’s
NISSAN ‘07 FRONTIER, SE, gray, #9911P, $17,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘09 350 Z GRAND TOURING #M550470, leather, power seats, low, low mi., $28,997, (800)809-2530 TOYOTA ‘06 Highlander hybrid, #9751T, $29,888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 FJ Crusier, basic, blue, #9799T, $24,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Tacoma, basic, white, #9609P $15,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Tundra 2WD truck, white, #9774T, $26,988, AND TOYOTA ‘08 Tundra 2WD truck, blue, #9727T, $27,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Venza V6, white, $26,988, #9536P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10 Venza V6, white, $29,588, #9743P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10, Tundra 2WD truck, grade, silver, #9493T, $24,580. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

670 Auto Service

Bank Foreclosures.

Repair • Restore • Sales
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$400,000+ Free list with pictures.


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800 Main St., $160. & up per week. No pets.

400 El Camino Real
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The San Mateo Daily Journal’s weekly Real Estate Section. Look for it every Friday and Weekend to find information on fine homes and properties throughout the local area.

Room For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos

670 Auto Parts
CHEVY TAHOE 3rd row seats like new $75 obo, (650)367-8949 CHEVY TRANSMISSION 4L60E Semi used $800. (650)921-1033 FORD ‘73 Maverick/Mercury GT Comet, Drive Train 302 V8, C4 Auto Trans. Complete, needs assembly, includes radiator and drive line, call for details, $1250., (650)726-9733.

$49 daily + tax $280 weekly + tax
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(650) 593-3136
SAN MATEO - Close to Hillsdale Mall, Utilities included, $735/mo., (650)349-8043

Personal Service Margaret Dowd Bus: (650)794-9858 Cell: (650)400-9714 Lic# 01250058

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

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

635 Vans
NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008 TOYOTA ‘09 Sienna CE, blue, #9804P, $20,998 and , TOYOTA ‘09 Sienna CE, blue, #9807P, $22,998 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Tacoma basic, white, #9752P, $19,888 and TOYOTA ‘09 Tacoma basic, silver, #9809T, $21,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Tacoma Prerunner, white, #9512T, $22,998. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1275, 2 bedrooms $1375. New carpets, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650)344-8418 or (650)595-0805. REDWOOD CITY - 1 bed/kit. $, $600 Dep. (650)361-1200.

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

680 Autos Wanted

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

625 Classic Cars
CHEVY ‘85 EL CAMINO - $3,200. (650)345-0663 DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $6200 or trade. (650)588-9196 PINTO ‘73 V8 AUTOMATIC, CUSTOM. $2250. New. (415)412-7030.

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

ACURA '08 RDX - #A013226, Turbo, nav, leather,moon roof, low, lowmi., $29,995., (800)809-2530 ACURA ‘08 3.2 TL - #A039997, auto, moon roof, leather, lowmi., $24,995., (800)809-2530 AUDI /07 A-4 -#A002631, Auto, turbo, moon roof, leather, $21,998., (800)8092530 BMW '06 M-3 -#K12511, 6 speed withsmog, leather, nav, power windows, low, low mi., $32,998., (800)809-2530 BMW ‘06 325i - low miles, very clean, loaded, leather interior, $20,000 obo., (650)368-6674 BMW ‘07 X5 - #38485, 3rd seat, sport package, nav, panorama roof, low,low mi., $39,998., (800)809-2530

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead special construction, 1340 cc’s, Awesome!, $5,950.obo. Call Rob (415)602-4535. HONDA ‘01 Reflex Scooter - Silver, $1,999., Call Jesse (650)593-6763

630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVROLET ‘01 SILVERADO EXT CAB - #200503, one owner, L.S., bed liner, only 53K mi., $14,995, (800)8092530 CHEVROLET ‘03 Silverado SS- low miles, leather, CD, AWD. Excellent condition. $19,000, (510)684-0187 CHEVROLET ‘74 Stepside Pickup - Half ton, 350 engine, automatic. SOLD! FORD ‘07 RANGER- low miles, very clean, roof rack, bed-liner & tool box. 5speed Trans, 2-door pickup. $10k OBO. (650)333-7189 FORD SUV ‘99 XLT - 110K highway miles, Top of the line! Very good condition! $3,600., (650)631-1955 GMC “00 MOVING TRUCK - over 68K mi., 14FT Box with automated liftgate, $9,000. SOLD! TOYOTA ‘06 Tacoma, basic, #9800T, $7,999 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

Move in Special.
830 Main Street, RWC

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

Call (650)344-5200
DONATE YOUR CAR Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork, Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas Foundation. Call (800)380-5257. Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets Novas, running or not Parts collection etc. So clean out that garage Give me a call Joe 650 342-2483


650 RVs
REXHALL ‘00 VISION - 53K mi., Ford Triton V-10 engine. 29 feet long, no pop outs. Excellent condition. $28,000 OBO, (650)670-7545 WHISPER KING RV WATER PUMPnew, 100 PSI 12 volt 2 GPM $70., (650)347-5104

470 Rooms
MILLBRAE ROOM to share. Newly remodeled, RENTED! HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660

BUICK ‘87 REGAL - one owner, low miles, $2,500. obo, (650)341-2813 CHEVROLET ‘09, Malibu, LS with ILS, white, #9892P $14,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 FORD ‘95 Mustang Convertible - V6, automatic. Make offer. (650)697-0596



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CABINET OAK, fits over toilet water tank, like new $25. (650)341-5347


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Call Joe: (650)722-3925

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

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

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


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Since 1975 Commercial & Residential Excellent References Free Estimates (415)722-9281
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(650)771-2432 RDS HOME REPAIRS
Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
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Hunter Douglas Gallery Free Measuring & Install.

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Caring for Seniors with dementia & memory loss since 1988. 1117 Rhinette Ave. Burlingame

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PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY Tranquil Massage Clean and Nice Environment Open 7 days 9am-10pm 951 Old County Rd., Ste #1 Belmont (650) 637-8047 SUNFLOWER MASSAGE
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Archdiocese of San Francisco Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Colma & Menlo Park

Early Bird Special Prime Rib Complete Dinner Mon-Thu
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We offer PILLOWS FOR THE FEET San Carlos podiatrist has solutions for pain-free walking after surgery. Call (650)595-4148

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(650)588-7936 General Dentistry for Adults & Children
324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401

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

oins for their c Dimes ............... ollector value ........... $1.10 & . up ..................... Quarter ............... ..................... $$ ... Halves ............... ....... $2.75 & up ........................ .................. $$ .......... $5.50 & up ..................... Dollars ............... ..................... $$ ........ $12.00 & up ..................... ......................$$

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U.S. Silver Coins

Instant Cash for

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

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

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