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Pot sales now legal in state


California marijuana: Smoke ’em
(or eat ’em) if you can get ’em
By Brian Melley and Terence Chea Oakland, opened at 6 a.m. and offered early
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS customers joints for a penny and free T-
shirts that read “Flower to the People —
OAKLAND — It wasn’t exactly reefer mad- Cannabis for All.”
ness Monday as California launched the “It’s been so long since others and myself
first legal retail sales of marijuana, but could walk into a place where you could feel
those who could find the drug celebrated the safe and secure and be able to get something
historic day, lining up early for ribbon cut- that was good without having to go to the
tings, freebies and offerings ranging from back alley,” Deakin said. “This is kind of a
cookies to gummy bears to weed with names big deal for everybody.”
like Red Dragon. Harborside founder Steve DeAngelo used a
Jeff Deakin, 66, his wife Mary and their giant pair of scissors to cut a green ribbon,
REUTERS dog waited in the cold all night to be first in declaring, “With these scissors I dub thee
Steve DeAngelo, center, makes the first legal recreational marijuana sale to Henry Wykowski a line of 100 people when Harborside dis-
at Harborside in Oakland. pensary, a longtime medical pot shop in See POT, Page 18

GOP tax plan


creating many
new questions
Local tax professionals size
up local impact of new law
By Anna Schuessler
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

As the nation turns its gaze to a new year and tax season,
local professionals have been fielding a stream of inquiries
on how the GOP’s new rules will affect
what residents and small businesses pay
toward their 2018 returns.
After spending much of late 2017
watching as changes to the federal tax
code were proposed and debated in
Congress, Glenn Carlson, a San Mateo-
based enrolled agent, said tax profes-
sionals across the county have been
Donald Trump inundated with chatter and questions
about how the plan could play out.
“It’s been the talk of the tax accounting community for a
while now,” he said of the tax legislation President Donald
Burlingame eyeing increased garbage rates
Trump signed Dec. 22. Officials to discuss strategy for hiking bills as updated contract looms
Though the new rules double the standard deduction and By Austin Walsh and examine an Authority, also known as ReThink
the tax credit for children, Carlson said many of the clients DAILY JOURNAL STAFF adjusted fee struc- Waste, which contracts with Recology
calling his office in recent weeks have been most concerned ture coming over for solid waste and recycling collec-
with the $10,000 cap on the amount of state and local taxes Garbage rates in Burlingame are set the next few years. tion in Burlingame and many other
people can deduct on their federal income tax returns. to rise in the new year and officials The rising rates neighboring cities, said Mayor
Given the inflated cost of real estate in California and will soon begin addressing the are invited by a Michael Brownrigg.
especially in the region, some residents considered “mid- increased cost likely facing residents renegotiated solid No decision is slated to be made dur-
dle-income,” or those expected to pay more than $10,000 and businesses. waste collection ing the upcoming discussion, but
in state and local income as well as property taxes, could be The Burlingame City Council will deal with the South Brownrigg said the talks could set a
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Thought for the Day


“It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin, American author

This Day in History


The U.S. Postal Service issued its first-

1893 ever set of commemorative stamps to


honor the upcoming World’s
Columbian Expedition in Chicago as
well as the quadricentennial of
Christopher Columbus’ voyage.
In 1 7 8 8 , Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S.
Constitution.
In 1 7 9 2 , the first classes began at Georgetown University
in Washington, D.C.
In 1 9 0 0 , U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announced the
“Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade with China.
In 1 9 2 1 , religious services were broadcast on radio for the
first time as KDKA in Pittsburgh aired the regular Sunday
service of the city’s Calvary Episcopal Church.
In 1 9 3 5 , Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington,
New Jersey, on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-
month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann
was found guilty, and executed.)
In 1 9 4 2 , the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by
Japanese forces during World War II. REUTERS
In 1 9 5 5 , the president of Panama, Jose Antonio Remon A devotee lights a cigarette to a figure of Santa Muerte or The Saint of Death during the first prayer of the New Year at Tepito
Cantera, was assassinated at a racetrack. neighborhood in Mexico City.
In 1 9 6 7 , Republican Ronald Reagan took the oath of
office as the new governor of California in a ceremony that In other news ...
took place in Sacramento shortly just after midnight.
the brutal weather conditions. But they long after the unlocked Honda Civic was
In 1 9 7 4 , President Richard Nixon signed legislation Joker the dog survives
voted to go ahead with the New Year’s taken as it warmed up.
requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles an hour eight-day airport, city adventure
Day parade, which featured performers Police say they also found several
as a way of conserving gasoline in the face of an OPEC oil
DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Joker the dog dressed in colorful costumes adorned forged checks during the arrests.
embargo. (The 55 mph limit was effectively phased out in
with sequins and feathers marching
1 9 8 7 ; federal speed limits were abolished in 1995. ) had one heckuva Christmas adventure. The newspaper says Wilmer Lara
Joker’s owner, Summer Burgos, flew down the city’s main north-south thor- Garcia has been charged with auto theft
“Singing cowboy” star Tex Ritter died in Nashville at age
68. him to Florida on Dec. 21 to live with oughfare. and two counts of forgery. Police say he
family while she trains in the Navy. As was wearing the shirt that read “Trust
soon as Burgos’ mother-in-law opened Stylist accused of giving man Me.”
Birthdays the crate at the Fort Lauderdale- unwanted ‘Stooges’ hairdo His accomplice was charged with auto
Hollywood International Airport, the 2- theft.
year-old Canaan bolted past her. For MADISON, Wis. — Police in
eight days, in a strange city, Joker Madison, Wisconsin, arrested a hair- Man accused of rigging door
roamed the streets. stylist after he gave a customer a very
On Christmas Eve, the Sun Sentinel unwanted Larry Fine hairdo.
to electrocute pregnant wife
reports that Joker was spotted near some Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says PALM COAST, Fla. — A Florida man
shops in Fort Lauderdale. A few days the 22-year-old victim told officers the is accused of rigging the front door of a
later, a group of neighbors in Dania stylist asked him to stop fidgeting and home in an attempt to electrocute his
Beach finally rescued Joker — about 4 moving his head during the Friday hair- estranged pregnant wife.
miles (6 kilometers) from the airport. cut. The Wisconsin State Journal In a Facebook post Friday, Flagler
Actress Tia Carrere Actor Cuba Actor Dax Shepard Using information from his tags, reports that DeSpain says the stylist County Sheriff Rick Staley called the
is 51. Gooding Jr. is 50. is 43. they got in touch with Burgos. Joker then nicked the customer’s ear with his case one of the “most bizarre domestic
got a checkup at a veterinarian’s office clippers before running them down the violence cases” he’s seen.
Country musician Harold Bradley is 92. Former House
before going home to Burgos’ family, middle of the man’s head on their short- Officials said 32-year-old Michael
Speaker Dennis Hastert is 76. TV host Jack Hanna is 71. starting another new adventure. est attachment, “leaving him looking a Scott Wilson was arrested Thursday in
Actress Wendy Phillips is 66. Actress Cynthia Sikes is 64. bit like Larry from ‘The Three Knoxville, Tennessee, and charged with
Actress Gabrielle Carteris is 57. Movie director Todd Haynes Mummers parade Stooges.”’ attempted aggravated battery on a preg-
is 57. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher David Cone is 55. Model
Christy Turlington is 49. Actor Taye Diggs is 47. Actress goes on as planned
nant woman and grand theft of a firearm.
Renee Elise Goldsberry is 47. Rock musician Scott despite bone-chilling cold
Police: Suspect wearing He’s being held on a $150,000 bond and
‘Trust Me’ T-shirt steals car will be extradited to Florida. It’s unclear
Underwood is 47. Rock singer Doug Robb (Hoobastank) is PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of if he has an attorney.
43. Actress Paz Vega is 42. Country musician Chris Hartman marchers have braved bone-chilling FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A suspect The woman’s father called deputies
is 40. Ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff (TV: “Dancing with temperatures and wind chills to take part wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with after Wilson made suspicious state-
the Stars”) is 40. Rock musician Jerry DePizzo Jr. (O.A.R.) is in Philadelphia’s annual Mummers “Trust Me” allegedly stole a car with an ments about keeping children away
39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelton Kessee (IMX) is 37. Pop Parade, the oldest continuous folk accomplice in Fairfax County, Virginia. from the door. Deputies found the front
singer-musician Ryan Merchant (Capital Cities) is 37. Actress parade in the country. The Washington Post reports that the door barricaded, with burn marks. When
Kate Bosworth is 35. Actor Peter Gadiot is 33. Jazz singer- Organizers had considered postpon- two suspects from Falls Church were a deputy kicked the door, a large spark
musician Trombone Shorty is 32. Singer-songwriter Mandy ing the event because of concerns over arrested by police in the stolen car not was observed.
Harvey (TV: “America’s Got Talent”) is 30.
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by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Lotto Local Weather Forecast
Dec. 30 Powerball Fantasy Five
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Daily three midday Wednes day : Mostly cloudy. A chance of
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Police shoot, kill person been experiencing allows pollution from
Local briefs wood smoke to build up in Bay Area neigh- Police reports
who shot at them outside bank nounced dead a short while later, according borhoods, leading to poor air quality,
Police said they shot a person to death according to the Air District.
who shot at them Saturday afternoon out-
to police.
Wood burning is banned in the Bay Area Chutes and ladders
The officers involved in the shooting A store’s employee found a window bro-
side a Redwood City bank. have been placed on paid administrative on Spare the Air days. Residents will not
be allowed to burn wood, manufactured fire ken and a ladder inside the business on
Someone called police at about 2:25 leave. An investigation into the shooting South El Camino Real in San Mateo, it
p.m. to tell them that a person with a logs or other solid fuel indoors or out-
will be done by the San Mateo County was reported at 8:12 a.m. Thursday,
black handgun was outside the Wells Fargo doors Monday and Tuesday, air district
District Attorney’s Office, which typically Dec. 21.
bank at 1900 Broadway. The person with officials said.
takes up to 12 weeks to release a report.
the gun was pacing back and forth in front “As we enter the new year, a high-pres-
Release of the deceased’s identity is sure system continues to linger over the
of the ATM area, according to police. pending the San Mateo County Coroner’s Bay Area, potentially causing poor air
FOSTER CITY
Officers went to the bank and recognized Office notifying next of kin. quality conditions,” said Jack Broadbent, Hi t-and-run. Someone hit a vehicle and
the person from previous encounters with The Dec. 30 shooting marked the fourth executive director of the Bay Area Air left no note on East Hillsdale Boulevard, it
police. Officers set up perimeters to keep fatal officer-involved shooting in San District. was reported at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.
the suspect from escaping and to protect Mateo County in 2017 and the second in 26.
the safety of other people in the area. Broadbent said the district “wants to
Redwood City for the year. The District thank Bay Area residents for not burning Dri v i n g un de r t h e i n fl ue n c e . A
Police said they started talking to the sus- Attorney in 2017 investigated cases Sunnyvale resident was found driving under
wood and for continuing to protect the
pect to try to establish rapport and de- involving officers in South San the influence on Foster City Boulevard and
health and well-being of their friends and
escalate the situation and have the suspect Francisco, Redwood City and with the Chess Drive, it was reported at 10:46 p.m.
neighbors.”
surrender peacefully. California Highway Patrol. monday, Dec. 25.
People can find out when a Spare the Air
But the suspect continued to pace back Reckl es s dri v ers . A silver Volvo was
alert is in effect by visiting
and forth with his finger on the trigger of Spare the air www.sparetheair.org or www.baaqmd.gov, driving really slow and hit the median on
the gun and did not disarm himself as offi-
cers asked him to, according to police.
alert issued for Tuesday by calling (877) 4-NO-BURN, signing up Alameda de las Pulgas, it was reported at
for text alerts by texting “START” to 817- 9:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25
Officers started deploying less-than- The Bay Area Air Quality Management Di s turbance. A man grabbed someone by
57, signing up for phone alerts at (800)
lethal weapons but before they could use District issued a Spare the Air alert for the neck, it was reported at 8:05 p. m.
430-1515 or via Spare the Air iPhone and
them, the suspect fired a number of shots Tuesday, the eighteenth such alert of the Android apps. Monday. Dec. 25.
in the direction of officers. Officers winter season.

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Mary Martha Obituaries
Alejandrina Flores-Gutierrez
Mary Martha Alejandrina Flores-Gutierrez, Joseph Bernardo Montero Jr.
a lifelong resident of Redwood City, died on Joseph Bernardo Montero Jr. died Dec. 21,
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, 2017, at home from a heart attack.
at the age of 87. Joe was born Sept. 12,
Mary leaves behind the 1958, in San Francisco to
love of her life, Andre Irene and Joseph B.
Gutierrez husband of 61 Montero Sr. He was raised
years and eight children, in Woodside, attended
Gloria, Lisa, Andy, Woodside Elementary,
Danny, John, Monica, went to high school at
Manuel and Carol along Woodside Priory and grad-
with 24 grandchildren and uated  from Menlo
17 great-grandchildren. College.
“We love you mother dear, you will be Joe worked at Woodside Priory for over 25
greatly missed by all.” years as a beloved teacher and coach. He men-
Funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, tored and inspired countless students. Joe was
at Redwood Chapel 847 Woodside Road, a dedicated man who put family and true
Redwood City, Viewing is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A friendship above all else. Joe enjoyed watch-
rosary will be held at 7 p.m. and Friday, Jan. ing and playing soccer, softball and hiking
5, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Church 3500 with friends. 
Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, at 10 a.m. Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 23
REUTERS years, Lindsay Bartlett Montero, and his son
A man looks at falling snow in Times Square in New York. Gladys Young Joseph Montero Jr. III, and was very proud of
Gladys Young, passed away on Dec. 28, his son.  He is also survived by his brother

The year starts with record 2017, in San Mateo, California.


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scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Tony Montero, his sisters Jocasta Montero
Aleman, Jacqueline Montero Aivars.  
“His vibrant spirit will be treasured and
missed.”   A memorial service for Joe will take
Jan. 10, 2018, at Sneider Sullivan &

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Funeral service scheduled 11 a.m. Thursday,
their pictures taken while jumping on the Jan. 11, 2018, at Pilgrim Baptist Church 217
place at Woodside Priory Chapel in Portola
Valley 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6,
2018.Memorial donations may be made to
the Joseph B. Montero Jr. Scholarship Fund
frozen beach — in their swimsuits. N. Grant St., San Mateo, CA 94401. at Woodside Priory School.
MILWAUKEE — Bone-chilling cold Temperatures plunged below zero else-
gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 where in the Midwest, including in
began Monday, breaking century-old Obituary
Aberdeen, South Dakota, where the mercury
records, icing over some New Year’s celebra- dropped to a record-breaking minus 32 (-36
tions and leading to at least two deaths Celsius). The previous New Year’s Day
Evelyn Fern Jackson
attributed to exposure to the elements. record had stood for 99 years. January 6, 1918 - December 21, 2017
The National Weather Service issued wind In Nebraska, temperatures hit 15 below Evelyn died peacefully at the age of 99 on December 21st
chill advisories covering a vast area from zero (-26 Celsius) before midnight Sunday in San Mateo, CA. She outlived every one of her generation
South Texas to Canada and from Montana in Omaha, breaking a record low dating to
and Wyoming through New England. of family and friends, including her beloved husband of 70
1884. Omaha officials cited the forecast in years, David, who passed away this past March. She was
Dangerously low temperatures enveloped postponing the 18th annual New Year’s Eve
much of the Midwest, yet didn’t deter hun- born on January 6, 1918 in Harvard, Nebraska to Edward and
Fireworks Spectacular that draws around Augusta Rischling. She had one sister, Ione, and three brothers,
dreds of people from ringing in the new year 30,000 people.
by jumping into Lake Michigan. Kenneth, Warren and Bernard. The family moved to Geneva,
Despite sub-freezing temperatures and a It was colder in Des Moines, Iowa, where Nebraska when Evelyn was five and she graduated from Geneva High School in
warning of potential hypothermia from the city officials closed a downtown outdoor ice 1935 and, until her death, was the sole survivor from her class. She came west when
local fire chief, throngs of people took part skating plaza and said it wouldn’t reopen she was 20 and worked as a telephone operator for Pacific Telephone in Oceanside
in the annual tradition in Milwaukee, warm- until the city emerged from sub-zero temper- where she met David Jackson through mutual friends. Evelyn and Dave were married
ing up later with chili or heat from a beach atures. The temperature hit 20 below zero (- a year later and welcomed their son, David, in 1951. Evelyn volunteered at her son’s
fire pit. 29 Celsius) early Monday, with the wind schools and supported her husband as his 44-year career with Western Electric took
A similar event was canceled from the chill dipping to negative 31 degrees (-35 them to many locales within California. She loved to sew and was an accomplished
Chicago lakefront, where the temperature Celsius). seamstress. Upon David’s retirement, they traveled extensively throughout the world. In
dipped below zero as thick white steam rose Indianapolis Public Schools canceled 2004, they moved to Millbrae to be closer to their son David, his wife Terry and their
from the lake Monday morning. Organizers classes for Tuesday on all its campuses due granddaughter Kelly, making new friends and enjoying life at the Magnolia of Millbrae.
said the arctic blast made jumping into the to the predicted sub-zero temperatures. Evelyn is survived by her son, David, daughter-in-law, Terry, granddaughter, Kelly,
lake too dangerous. Students had been scheduled to return from and nieces and nephews, Madeline Palmer, Jeanne Weller, Donna Jackson, Susan and
“I’m not happy about it. But I was down winter break. Tom Juricek, Steve and Jenny Rischling and Van Rischling.
by the lake and, gosh, if you were dropped In northeastern Montana, the wind chill The family wishes to thank the staff of Angel Haven in San Mateo and Mission
in there, it’d take you 10 minutes to get readings dipped as low as minus 58 (-50 Hospice for their loving care of Evelyn.
out,” Jeff Coggins, who helped organize the Celsius). And in Duluth, Minnesota, a city Private services will be held. Donations may be made to the St. Dunstan’s
thwarted Chicago event, told WBBM-TV. known for its bitter cold winters, the wind Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1133 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030.
Instead, would-be Chicago plungers had chill dipped to 36 below zero (-38 Celsius).

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Around the nation


Colorado shooter was lawyer, Iraq war veteran
DENVER — A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy
and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attor-
ney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted
videos online in recent months criticizing
professors and law enforcement officials,
authorities said Monday.
Shooter Matthew Riehl, 37, died Sunday
during what officials called an ambush at
his apartment building in Highlands
Ranch, 16 miles (28 kilometers) south of
Denver.
Matthew Riehl Authorities say Riehl fired more than
100 rounds in his apartment before he was
killed by a SWAT team.
Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish was killed.
Riehl had received warnings from authorities about his
online videos involving University of Wyoming professors
and Colorado law enforcement officers.
However, despite concerns about his mental health, it
seems officers weren’t able to prevent the violence, even
though they visited his apartment hours before the fatal
shooting.
KTWO-AM in Casper, Wyoming, reported that Wyoming
College of Law students had been warned about Riehl, a former
student, because of the social media posts critical of profes-
sors at the school in Laramie.
A Nov. 6 email from Assistant College of Law Dean Lindsay The Millbrae Lions Club awarded $500 to Carissa Chiu, a seventh-grader at Taylor Middle School, for winning the organization’s
Hoyt told students to notify campus police if they saw Riehl annual poster competition. Chiu’s creation celebrating international peace won both Northern California and state competitions,
or his car near campus. and will now go on to compete in a global competition.
In addition, security on campus was increased for several

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av i d Ro bi ns o n, of Menlo Mateo, as well as Cl ai re Wi l l i g ,
days.
Park, was named to the dean’s Emi l y Sprag ue and Madel i ne
Vice President Pence’s list at Wo rces ter Mi l l i g an, of Burlingame, were
Po l y techni c Ins ti tute. named to the dean’s list at Bucknel l
planned visit to Israel up in the air again *** Uni v ers i ty.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Monday said Max to n Shari f, Luci e Perei ra ***
an expected visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence appears and Fo us tene Fo rtenbach, of San Bradl ey Gri ts ch, of San Carlos,
to have been postponed again. Carlos, Verno ni ca Al berts , of Half graduated from the Cal Po l y s cho o l
Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the Moon Bay and Vi cto ri a Jami es o n, o f bus i nes s .
visit, which had been expected to take of Belmont, were named to the dean’s ***
place the week of Jan. 14, is not on the list at Emers o n Co l l eg e.  Jo s eph Erdi e, of San Mateo, grad-
ministry’s schedule for January. *** uated from the U. S. Ai r Fo rce
“The visit is not included in our provi- Stev en McCo l l o ch, of Menlo Academy.
sion of scheduled visits of high-level dig- Park, was inducted into the Ps i Chi ***
nitaries in January,” he said. Nati o nal Ho no r So ci ety by the Hel mi Henki n, of Menlo Park,
He gave no reason for the apparent psychology department at Wheato n was recognized by the “Who ’s Who
delay and said it was still possible that Co l l eg e.   and Dav i d Scal an, of Hillsborough, Amo ng Students In Ameri can
Mike Pence Pence could decide to come. But he said *** were named to the dean’s list at Uni v ers i ti es and Co l l eg es ” pro-
there was no new date for an expected Ethan Co hen, Meg an Ras h, Lehi g h Uni v ers i ty . gram designed to recognize outstand-
visit. Aus ti n Marcus and Teg an *** ing college students across the nation.
Pence had been scheduled to visit Israel last month but Stanbach, of Menlo Park as well as Ethan Co hen, Meg an Ras h,
called off the trip at late notice and said he would come instead Emi l y Sprag ue and Madel i ne Aus ti n Marcus and Teg an
in January. Mi l l i g an, of Burlingame, graduated Stanbach, of Menlo Park, Class notes is a column dedicated to school
from Bucknel l Uni v ers i ty . Chri s to pher Greg o ry, of Portola news. It is compiled by education reporter
The official reason for the delay was the Senate tax vote. Austin Walsh. You can contact him at (650)
But it also followed region-wide uproar over President Donald *** Val l ey, Samuel Nuttl e, of Foster 344-5200, ext. 105 or at austin@smdailyjour-
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Perils abroad, full plate at home, as Trump opens second year
By Catherine Lucey said he wants to overhaul welfare and recent-
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ly predicted Democrats and Republicans
will “eventually come together” to develop
WASHINGTON — The glamour of his hol- a new health care plan.
iday break behind him, President Donald Ryan has talked about overhauling
Trump returned to the White House on Medicaid and Medicare and other safety-net
Monday night to face a hefty legislative to- programs, but McConnell has signaled an
do list, critical midterm elections and per- unwillingness to go that route unless
ilous threats abroad. there’s Democratic support for any
Trump started his second year in changes. Republicans will have just a 51-
Washington after a lengthy sojourn at his 49 Senate majority — well shy of the 60
private club in Palm Beach, Florida, capped votes needed to pass most bills — giving
by a New Year’s Eve bash. Before his depar- leverage to Democrats.
ture for the capital, he fired angry tweets at Congress also has to deal with a backlog
Iran and Pakistan, slamming Islamabad for from 2017. It must agree on a spending bill
“lies & deceit” and saying the country had by Jan. 19 to avert a partial government
played U.S. leaders for “fools,” a reference shutdown.
to frustrations that Pakistan isn’t doing Lawmakers also have unfinished business
enough to control militants. on additional aid to for hurricane victims,
Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif lifting the debt ceiling, extending a chil-
tweeted that his government was preparing dren’s health insurance program and extend-
a response that “will let the world know the ing protections for immigrants brought to
truth.” the U.S. illegally as children. Trump has
Meantime, North Korean leader Kim Jong REUTERS said he wants money for a border wall in
Un said Monday the United States should be Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One to return to Washington, D.C., at the conclusion exchange for protecting those immigrants.
aware that his country’s nuclear forces are on their holiday vacation. Trump spent his last day in Florida as he
now a reality, not a future threat. To that, before attention shifts to the midterm elec- over 10 years. The tax overhaul also will spent most other days — visiting his golf
Trump only said: “We’ll see.” tions. The GOP wants to hold House and end the requirement, in 2019, that all course and tweeting.
The president is hoping for more legisla- Senate majorities in 2018, but must con- Americans buy health insurance or pay a On Pakistan, he said: “The United States
tive achievements after his pre-Christmas tend with Trump’s historic unpopularity and fine. That’s a key component of the Obama- has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33
success on taxes. He plans to host Senate some recent Democratic wins. era health law that that Republicans have billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years,
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of The president concluded 2017 with his been unable to repeal; other features of the and they have given us nothing but lies &
Kentucky and House Speaker Paul Ryan of first major legislative achievement — a law law remain intact. deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools.
Wisconsin at Camp David next weekend to to cut taxes, beginning this year, for corpo- The White House has said Trump will They give safe haven to the terrorists we
map out the 2018 legislative agenda. rations and individuals at an estimated cost come forward with his long-awaited infra- hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No
Republicans are eager to make progress of $1.5 trillion added to the national debt structure plan in January. Trump has also more!”

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made lewd comments and shown them plaints. Roberts spent most of the report talking
WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John pornography. “I have great confidence in the men and about the judiciary’s response to this year’s
Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of “Events in recent months have illuminat- women who comprise our judiciary. I am devastating hurricanes, which affected
the federal judiciary’s sexual misconduct ed the depth of the problem of sexual sure that the overwhelming number have no Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin
policies and an effort to highlight the work harassment in the workplace, and events in tolerance for harassment and share the view Islands, and also mentioned wildfires in
of court employees following the year’s the past few weeks have made clear that the that victims must have clear and immediate California.
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8 Tuesday • Jan 2, 2018 WORLD THE DAILY JOURNAL

What’s happening with


Iran’s ongoing protests?
HOW DID THE PROTESTS START?
The demonstrations began Thursday in Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest
city and the home of a famous Shiite shrine. The city is a conservative
bastion and a stronghold of Ebrahim Raisi, a cleric who unsuccessfully
challenged President Hassan Rouhani in last year’s election. Analysts
suggest conservatives began the protests there as a means to pressure
Rouhani, a relatively moderate cleric within Iran’s theocratic government.
The protests then rapidly spread throughout the rest of the country of
80 million people.
WHAT DO PROTESTERS WANT?
Demonstrators initially focused on Iran’s flagging economy. Despite now
being able to sell oil on the international market after the 2015 nuclear
deal, Iran faces rising inflation and high unemployment. A recent increase
in egg and poultry prices by as much as 40 percent, which a government
spokesman has blamed on a cull over avian flu fears, appears to have
sparked the protests. Protesters have chanted against Rouhani as well as
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Some have criticized Iran’s
military support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, while others have
praised the U.S.-backed shah, who fled into exile just before the 1979
Islamic Revolution and died of cancer the following year.
WHO IS LEADING THE PROTESTS?
So far, no central leadership has emerged. That’s in contrast to the 2009
Green Movement demonstrations, which protested hard-line President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election amid widespread allegations of
voter fraud. Those protests, Iran’s biggest since 1979, prompted a
crackdown by Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and its affiliates
that saw thousands detained, dozens killed and others tortured. Its leaders
remain under house arrest years later.While leaderless, these new protests
have been fanned in part by an exiled journalist named Roohallah Zam
using a mobile phone messaging app called Telegram .
HOW HAS THE GOVERNMENT RESPONDED?
Iran says it temporarily shut down access to both Telegram and the photo-
sharing app Instagram to “maintain peace,” limiting protesters’ ability to
share images and publicize rallies. Facebook and Twitter are already
banned. Uniformed and plainclothes police are in the streets, as are REUTERS
motorcycle-riding members of the Basij, a volunteer force under the People protest in Tehran, Iran.
Revolutionary Guard that helped carry out the 2009 crackdown. Rouhani

Iran protests have violent


himself has said Iran allows protests, and authorities often tolerate smaller,
limited demonstrations and labor strikes. But Rouhani and other officials
have warned that the government won’t hesitate to crack down on those
it considers lawbreakers.
HAS THERE BEEN VIOLENCE?

night; at least 13 are dead


At least 12 people have been reported killed so far. Iranian state television
said Monday that security forces repelled “armed protesters” who tried
to take over police stations and military bases, without elaborating.
Pictures published by semi-official Iranian news agencies have shown
water cannons being used on protesters in Tehran, as well as damage
done by demonstrators to public property. Several hundred people By Nasser Karimi In a later report, state TV said killed President Hassan Rouhani acknowl-
reportedly have been arrested, though police say they’ve released many. and Jon Gambrell six people were killed in the western edged the public’s anger over the
Some videos circulated online show protesters welcoming police officers town of Tuyserkan, 295 kilometers Islamic Republic’s flagging econo-
and demonstrating peacefully. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HOW HAS THE WORLD REACTED? (185 miles) southwest of Tehran, and my, though he and others warned that
U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted several times in support of the TEHRAN, Iran — Protests across three in the town of Shahinshahr, 315 the government wouldn’t hesitate to
protests. The State Department has accused Iran’s leaders of turning “a Iran saw their most violent night as kilometers (195 miles) south of crack down on those it considers law-
wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically Tehran. It did not say where the 10th breakers.
depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and “armed protesters” tried to overrun
chaos.” Rouhani has dismissed Trump’s criticisms, while many Iranians military bases and police stations person was killed. That was echoed Monday by judici-
remain angry with the American president over his travel bans barring before security forces repelled them, Earlier Monday, the semi-official ary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani,
them from getting U.S. visas, as well as his refusal to re-certify the nuclear killing 10 people, Iranian state tele- ILNA news agency quoted who urged authorities to confront
deal. Hedayatollah Khademi, a representa- rioters, state TV reported.
IS IRAN A DEMOCRACY? vision said Monday.
Iran describes itself as an Islamic Republic. Elected representatives pass The demonstrations, the largest to tive for the town of Izeh, as saying “I demand all prosecutors across the
laws and govern on behalf of their constituencies. However, the supreme strike Iran since its disputed 2009 two people died there Sunday night. country to get involved and the
leader has the final say on all state matters. The Guardian Council, a 12- presidential election, have seen five He said the cause of death wasn’t approach should be strong,” he said.
member panel half selected by the supreme leader and half nominated immediately known, though authori- Rouhani also stressed Monday that
by the judiciary and approved by parliament, must approve all laws.The days of unrest across the country and a
council also approves all presidential and parliamentary candidates, death toll of at least 13 with the slay- ties later described one of the deaths Iran “has seen many similar events
barring anyone who challenges the political system itself or advocates ing of a police officer announced late as the result of a personal dispute. and passed them easily.”
dramatic reform. Security forces answering only to the supreme leader, Monday. Late Monday, Iran’s semi-official U.S. President Donald Trump, who
like the Revolutionary Guard, routinely arrest dual nationals and foreigners, Mehr news agency said an assailant has been tweeting in support of the
using them as pawns in international negotiations. The protests began Thursday in
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? Mashhad over economic issues and using a hunting rifle killed a police- protesters, continued into the New
Demonstrators have called for more protests in the days ahead. While have expanded to several cities, with man and wounded three other officers Year, describing Iran as “failing at
Rouhani has said the government allows demonstrations, all so far have some protesters chanting against the during a demonstration in the central every level despite the terrible deal
been held without police permission, which is illegal. Ultimately, the city of Najafabad, about 320 kilome- made with them by the Obama
supreme leader will decide how to respond. As Cliff Kupchan at the government and the supreme leader,
Eurasia Group wrote in an analysis Sunday: “When it comes to regime Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Hundreds of ters (200 miles) south of Tehran. The Administration.”
survival, Khamenei calls the shots. And he’s got a lot of loyal and ruthless people have been arrested. slaying marked the first security “The great Iranian people have been
troops at his disposal.” Iranian state television aired force member to be killed in the repressed for many years,” he wrote.
footage of a ransacked private bank, unrest. “They are hungry for food & for free-
broken windows, overturned cars and Two protesters also were killed dur- dom. Along with human rights, the
a firetruck that appeared to have been ing clashes late Saturday in Doroud, wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME
set ablaze. It said 10 people were some 325 kilometers (200 miles) FOR CHANGE!”
killed by security forces during clash- southwest of Tehran in Lorestan While some have shared Trump’s
es Sunday night. province, authorities have said. tweets, many in Iran distrust him
“Some armed protesters tried to take On Sunday, Iran blocked access to because he has refused to re-certify the
over some police stations and mili- Instagram and the popular messaging nuclear deal and his travel bans have
tary bases but faced serious resistance app Telegram used by activists to blocked Iranians from getting U.S.
from security forces,” state TV said. organize. visas.
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THE DAILY JOURNAL NATION/WORLD Tuesday • Jan 2, 2018 9

Ray of hope, then deep hostility


between U.S. and North Korea
By Matthew Pennington “increasing every day.”
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Shortly before Christmas, the
administration unveiled a new
WASHINGTON — In the first security strategy that offered few
month of Donald Trump’s presi- answers. It vaguely spoke of
dency, an American scholar quiet- “improving options” to get the
ly met with North Korean officials inscrutable North to abandon its
and relayed a message: The new nuclear weapons.
administration in Washington By the administration’s own
appreciated an extended halt in the admission, its official North
North’s nuclear and ballistic mis- Korea policy of “maximum pres-
sile tests. It might just offer a ray sure and engagement” hasn’t to
of hope. date included significant engage-
North Korean officials respond- ment.
ed defiantly. The nearly four- “The White House and the secre-
month period of quiet wasn’t a tary of state seem unable to coor-
sign of conciliation, they retort- dinate on even the most basic ele-
ed, insisting supreme leader Kim ments of a common strategy, ”
Jong Un would order tests whenev- wrote Stephan Haggard, a North
er he wanted. As if to ram the point Korea expert at the University of
home, North Korea only two days California, San Diego.
later launched a new type of medi- The U.S. has scored successes in
um-range missile that ended its international pressure on
Trump’s brief honeymoon. North Korea. It has won coopera-
The February launch heralded a tion from the North’s traditional
year of escalating tensions that backers such as China and Russia
have left the U.S. and North Korea REUTERS on restrictions that have put new
closer to hostilities than at any North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a New Year’s Day speech in this photo released by North Korea’s strains on an economy Kim has
time since the Korean War ended in Korean Central News Agency. promised to modernize in his half-
1953. The North is now at the decade as leader. The U.S. also

Kim: U.S. should know North


brink of realizing its decades-old says more than 20 countries have
goal of being able to strike any- curtailed diplomatic ties with
where in America with a nuclear Pyongyang.
weapon. And two leaders untested But Trump this past week
in the delicate diplomacy of deter- strongly criticized China for still
rence have exchanged personal
insults and warned of the other
nation’s annihilation.
“Pyongyang and Washington
Korean nuclear force a reality
By Eric Talmadge speech, as translated by the posal to hold talks between gov-
allowing oil supplies to North
Korea, highlighting the likely
limits on Beijing’s willingness to
put the squeeze on its unpre-
are caught in a vicious cycle of dictable neighbor. So far, pressure
and Kim Tong-Hyung Associated Press. ernment officials over the issue
action and reaction,” Korea expert hasn’t accomplished the stated
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “The entire area of the U.S. of North Korea sending a delega-
Duyeon Kim wrote in the Bulletin goal: forcing the North to aban-
mainland is within our nuclear tion to the Olympics. The office
of Atomic Scientists. “If nothing don its nuclear weapons program
SEOUL, South Korea — North strike range. ... The United States of President Moon Jae-in said the
happens to break the cycle, it will or, at least, to enter negotiations
Korean leader Kim Jong Un said can never start a war against me successful hosting of the
continue until one side either over such a possibility. Kim has
Monday that the United States and our country,” Kim said. Pyeongchang Olympics would
stands down, which is very unlike- remained focused on developing a
should be aware that his country’s He also called for improved contribute to peace and harmony
ly, or, far worse, takes military nuclear arsenal he views as guaran-
nuclear forces are now a reality, relations with the South, an idea not only on the Korean Peninsula
action.” teeing regime survival. And his
mentioned in speeches more and in Northeast Asia, but in the
The exchanges at the unofficial not a threat. But he also struck a program advanced leaps and
often than it is met. He said the entire world.
U. S. -North Korean talks 10 conciliatory tone in his New bounds during 2017.
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics The New Year’s address is an
months ago hadn’t been reported Year’s address, wishing success After a rash of failed missile
would be a good opportunity to annual event in North Korea and
before. They were recounted to the for the Winter Olympics set to showcase the status of the Korean is watched closely for indica- tests last year, North Korea has
Associated Press by a participant begin in South Korea in February nation. tions of the direction and priori- conducted more than 20 missile
who requested anonymity to and suggesting the North may He also said the two Koreas ties Kim may adopt in the year launches since Trump came to
describe them. No U.S. govern- send a delegation to participate. could meet urgently to discuss the ahead. office. It also tested what it
ment officials took part. Kim, wearing a Western-style North sending a delegation. This year’s speech was seen as described as a hydrogen bomb —
Although North Korea at that gray suit and tie, said in his cus- “The Winter Olympic games particularly important because of an underground blast so big it reg-
time signaled interest in talks tomary annual address that his that will be held soon in the the high tensions over istered as a 6.3 magnitude earth-
with Washington, its uncompro- country had achieved the historic South will be a good opportunity Pyongyang’s frequent missile quake. Then in late November, it
mising position made plain the feat of “completing” its nuclear to display the status of the launches and its nuclear test in test-fired a new intercontinental
challenges Trump faced as he forces and added that he has a Korean nation and we sincerely 2017. The tests were the focus of missile in the clearest demonstra-
entered the White House, promis- nuclear button on his desk. wish that the event will be held fiery verbal exchanges between tion yet that all of America was
ing to sort out the North Korean “The U.S. should know that the with good results,” he said. North Korea and President Donald within its striking range.
“mess” he inherited. It also under- button for nuclear weapons is on South Korea’s presidential Trump, who has derisively called Trump has compounded the
scored how much difficulty the my table,” he said during the office said it welcomed the pro- Kim “little rocket man.” world’s sense of alarm. While he
U.S. has experienced gauging the has presented his own threats as
North’s thinking. Almost a year later, and after an And U.S. strategy is muddled. House, where not only Trump has proof of an America that won’t be
Before his inauguration, Trump onslaught of new economic sanc- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talked up the possibility of mili- intimidated, critics at home and
blithely tweeted about the tions and U.S. military threats, recently offered unconditional tary confrontation. National secu- abroad have argued that he has ele-
prospect of Kim having a nuclear- the nuclear menace from talks with North Korea only to be rity adviser H.R. McMaster also vated the risk of nuclear conflict
tipped missile that could strike Pyongyang is far worse. quickly shot down by the White has warned the potential for war is through his personal insults to
America: — “It won’t happen!” Kim.

Donald Trump slams Pakistan for ‘lies & deceit’ in New Year’s tweet
By Kathy Gannin Khawaja Asif Asif said Trump’s tweet was borne long,” Mohib tweeted. threatening Afghanistan. On
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tweeted that his out of frustration and that the The uneasy relationship between Monday, the Trump administra-
government was United States should pursue dia- the United States and Pakistan has tion’s National Security Council
ISLAMABAD — President preparing a logue with Afghanistan’s insur- been on a downward spiral since the said that was still the plan although
Donald Trump slammed Pakistan response that gents rather than military force. 2011 U.S. operation that located the U.S. would continue to reassess
for ‘lies & deceit’ in a New Year’s ‘will let the “America is frustrated over defeat and killed Osama bin Laden in the the situation.
Day tweet that said Islamabad had world know the in Afghanistan. America should military garrison town of “The president has made clear
played U.S. leaders for ‘fools.’ truth.’ take the path of dialogue instead of Abbottabad. Trump ratcheted up the that the United States expects
‘No more,’ Trump tweeted. P a k i s t a n ’s using military might in pressure last year when he Pakistan to take decisive action
Trump in his tweet said the U.S. Donald Trump Urdu language Afghanistan,” Asif was quoted as announced his Afghan strategy that against terrorists and militants on
had given Pakistan $33 billion in Geo Television saying. called out Pakistan for harboring its soil, and that Pakistan’s actions
the last 15 years, yet Afghanistan quoted Asif as saying: “We have The Afghan Ambassador to the Afghan Taliban insurgents warning in support of the South Asia
and the U.S. have long accused already said ‘no more’ to America, U.S. Hamdullah Mohib welcomed it would have to end. Strategy will ultimately determine
Pakistan of providing safe havens so Trump’s ‘no more’ has no impor- Trump’s tweet. “A promising In August, the United States said the trajectory of our relationship,
for militants. tance. We are ready to give all message to Afghans who have it would hold up $255 million in including future security assis-
Meanwhile, Pakistan had no offi- account for every single penny to suffered at the hands of terrorists military assistance for Pakistan tance,” according to the U.S. state-
cial comment but Foreign Minister America in public.” based in Pakistan for far too until it cracks down on extremists ment
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10 Tuesday • Jan 2, 2018 BUSINESS THE DAILY JOURNAL

A recession warning signal is


flashing; investors carry on
By Stan Choe climbed to nearly 1.85 percent, up from
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from 1.25 percent at the end of 2016.
But longer-term interest rates have not
NEW YORK — One of Wall Street’s tradi- followed suit. The Fed has less control over
tional warning signs for a recession is longer-term rates, such as the 10-year
flashing yellow, and nobody seems to care. Treasury yield, which are affected not only
The signal lies within the bond market, by forecasts for the Fed’s rate decisions but
where Treasurys maturing in a couple years also by expectations for inflation, econom-
have been paying nearly as much in interest ic growth and other things.
as bonds that take a decade to mature. The The 10-year Treasury yield is close to
gap between the two is usually much wider. where it ended last year, at 2.50 percent
Market watchers call this phenomenon a compared with 2.47 percent. If the trend
“flattening yield curve,” and it’s often been continues and short-term rates go higher
a harbinger of slowing economic growth, if than long-term rates, it would create what
not a recession. market watchers call an “inverted yield
Earlier this month, a 10-year Treasury was curve.” That would be a flashing red light on
offering just 0.53 percentage points more the warning system because it can indicate
in yield than a two-year Treasury. The last the bond market is expecting weak econom-
time the spread was so thin was in October ic growth.
2007. Two months later, the Great A rule of thumb says a recession would
Recession began. follow in about a year, and an inverted yield
“The curve normally is the ultimate crys- curve preceded each of the last seven reces-
tal ball portending recession,” said Rich sions, according to the Cleveland Fed.
Taylor, client portfolio manager at One big reason for longer-term rates
American Century Investments. “It tells us REUTERS being stuck in place is stubbornly low
what the economy will do. And a curve this The trading floor is seen on the final day of trading for 2017 at the New York Stock Exchange. inflation. Raises for workers are a bit
flat would suggest we have an impending the sentiment last week. years old and the unemployment rate is low, healthier than in prior years, and wage
recession.” How can so many along Wall Street feel as it is now, short-term rates are usually growth has historically fed through to
Yet Taylor and most of Wall Street say that so confident saying what have been famous moving higher as a result of the Federal higher inflation. But the wage gains are
technical factors are making the yield curve last words for so many market trends: This Reserve hiking its overnight interest rate. still only modest: about 3. 4 percent,
a less reliable indicator this time around, time is different? This year, the Fed has raised short-term according to the Federal Reserve Bank of
and they don’t see a recession looming on Taylor said the curve is “flattening for dif- rates three times, after doing so just twice in Atlanta. It was closer to 4 percent before the
the horizon, at least not in 2018. Even ferent reasons.” the prior 10 years combined. In response, Great Recession and 5 percent at the turn of
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen echoed When an economic expansion is several the yield on the two-year Treasury has the millennium.

Using government policy to guide investment choices


By Alex Veiga companies that are likely to benefit from po l i cy o utco mes i n Was hi ng to n? gy independence, deregulation and tax
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican policies, while another favors A: We went back 40 plus years and studied reform. All of those policy items are driv-
companies that would thrive under airline regulation in the 1970s and studied ing returns for those stocks. The Democrat
Democratic policies. that impact, which was regulatory and poli- ETF’s largest policy bucket is health care
From the Republican-led federal tax A third aims to invest in companies that cy driven. We looked at Glass-Steagall in expansion, environmentally conscious,
reform package signed into law by will see the biggest benefits from the the 90s. We looked at Dodd-Frank and, social good, finance reform and educational
President Donald Trump to his predecessor’s recently enacted tax overhaul. To date, the obviously, Obamacare. It had implications access.
sweeping overhaul of health care, govern- ETFs now have combined assets under man- for the market and still does today. That’s really our starting point, trying to
ment policies can often benefit some com- agement of just under $18 million. The idea was there are these major policy start with the policy and then we pick under-
panies and hurt others. Ben Phillips, chief investment officer of trends that really do drive market returns, lying stocks that we think are best suited to
That dynamic is something investors can EventShares, spoke with the AP about how especially for specific sectors. And we fit that policy.
work with to identify companies that could he manages the ETFs’ holdings and why thought those should be consolidated into Q: Do y o ur ETFs l end to o much
make big gains, or to short shares in those investors should consider this niche funds. The GOP and the DEMS fund. wei g ht to the g o v ernment’s i nfl u-
that may face turbulence should unfavorable approach rather than sticking with broader Q: Ho w do y o u s el ect the co mpa- ence o n ho w a co mpany perfo rms ?
legislation win passage or a federal agency ETFs that are not focused on policy and pol- ni es fo r each fund? A: I don’t think so. What’s driven the
impose new rules. itics. Answers have been edited for length A: We picked what we believe the top five market’s returns over the past year? It’s
That’s the idea behind three exchange- and clarity. policies of each party are over the next zero been potential deregulation, whether it’s
traded funds, or ETFs, from EventShares Q: Why create ETFs g eared to ward to five years. The GOP fund has defense, health care or financial or energy. It’s been
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in 24-6 Sugar Bowl blowout
Tuesday • Jan. 2, 2017

Gators star senior


realizes end game
with Nor Cal title
By Terry Bernal Martella said. “That’s such a huge
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF aspect of our amazing team
dynamic, is it started off her will-
Soldiering through the postsea- ingness to help out everyone.”
son was no easy task for Cate When the Gators were at their
Desler. best, Desler carried them as well.
All season long, Sacred Heart Even through a postseason bout of
Prep volleyball’s senior outside influenza heading into the Central
hitter was focused on one thing Coast Section Division IV playoffs.
—  elevating her team to champi- “I just knew I had to push
onship status, a goal she hadn’t through no matter what was hap-
realized in league, section or state pening,” Desler said. “No matter
postseason play in her three pre- what happens to me, you’ve just
vious varsity seasons. got to keep playing.”
And the story of how Desler led Sacred Heart Prep had already
the Gators to their first title of any missed in its pursuit of the league
kind since 2012 —  beyond her title, finishing in third place in
ranking first in total kills in the the WBAL Foothill.
state of California, or her being Then after suffering through two
named West Bay Athletic League CCS playoff victories, Desler
Foothill Division Most Valuable arrived for the championship
Player —  is why she has been match coughing, sniffling and
named the Daily Journal white as a sheet. Once again,
Volleyball Player of the Year. Sacred Heart Prep was denied a
“She was a pinnacle part of our title, as WBAL rival Notre Dame-
team, both on and off the court she Belmont seized the CCS Division
did her best to include everyone to IV crown with a four-set victory.
get the team bonding, ” Sacred
Heart Prep senior setter Haley See DESLER, Page 14

League begins for some; Georgia rallies late


key matchups for others in Rose Bowl classic
W
hen the calendar flips pairing, 7-3 Woodside Priory
to a new year, not heads to East Palo Alto and a
matchup against a 10-0 Eastside By Ralph D. Russo Bulldogs to the national champi-
only do all those
College Prep, also at 6:30 p.m. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS onship game with a one last burst
new-year’s resolutions kick in,
Wednesday. in a game full of them.
but it also signals the beginning
On the girls’ side, there is an PASADENA — After ending the Michel raced 27 yards for a
of high school basketball league
interesting Private School first overtime Rose Bowl, one of touchdown in the second overtime
play. And while many schools
Athletic League North Division the greatest Granddaddies of Them to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 vic-
don’t even resume classes until
meeting when Summit Prep- All, Sony Michel was swarmed by tory against No. 2 Oklahoma in
next week, some aren’t wasting
Redwood City takes on Summit Georgia teammates as he broke the College Football Playoff
any time getting back on the
Shasta-Daly City at 4:45 p.m. GARY A. VASQUEZ/USA TODAY SPORTS down in tears. semifinal Monday night.
court and starting the long slog
toward a league title. Thursday. The two are sister Georgia running back Sony Michel The senior tailback had gone Michel, who had a fumble in the
The West Catholic and West schools that share the same ath- runs for the winning TD in overtime from possible goat to all-time
letic director, Mike Lofburg, Monday at Rose Bowl Stadium. hero for Georgia, sending the See ROSE, Page 13
Bay athletic
leagues who is in charge of building
kickoff con-
ference play
this week,
both programs.
A strong non-league matchup
has a resurgent Terra Nova girls’
M-A bulls way to crown at
squad on the road at Notre Dame-
Coaches vs. Cancer tourney
while the
Peninsula Belmont at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Athletic Terra Nova is off to a 7-1 start
League does this season and is looking for
not begin one more big win before the start By Terry Bernal
of PAL play. NDB is coming a DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
for another
week. big rivalry win over Carlton,
Serra, the county’s lone repre- beating the Scots 44-34 last Menlo-Atherton’s tandem of
sentative in the WCAL, seems to Saturday. Both these teams strug- Greer Hoyem and Carly McLanahan
be hitting its stride at the right gled last season and a win by has etched quite a history in the
time. After a slow start, the either would give them a boost Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Padres have won five in a row of confidence heading into The superstars of the Lady Bears
and stand at 8-2 going into league play. basketball team continued their
Tuesday’s league opener. They Just look at this week as the winning ways in the annual tour-
will get a stern test right off the perfect way to slowly ramp up nament hosted by Eastside
bat with a road game at 9-0 your high school basketball College Prep and Menlo School,
Valley Christian and then host- intake before everything breaks leading M-A (6-4 overall) to a 64-
ing 8-2 St. Francis Friday. Both loose next week with a full slate 57 win over crosstown rival
games are at 7:30 p.m. of league games up and down the Menlo School (8-1) in Saturday’s
The WBAL offers a couple of Peninsula. Competitive Bracket No. 1 cham-
interesting boys matchups right *** pionship game.
out of the gate Wednesday. How quickly can a team’s for- The Bears, who led by as much
Preseason favorite Menlo hosts tunes change in the NFL? The as 15 near the end of the first half,
a Pinewood squad that has been Oakland Raiders went from pre- saw their lead dwindle to 1 midway TERRY BERNAL/DAILY JOURNAL
on the rise the last several years through the fourth quarter. After a Menlo-Atherton senior Carly McLanahan, right, drives against Menlo
at 6:30 p.m. In another strong senior Mohini Gupta in the Coaches vs. Cancer Competitive Bracket No. 1
See LOUNGE, Page 16 See M-A, Page 15 championship game Saturday at Eastside College Prep.
12 Tuesday • Jan 2, 2018 SPORTS THE DAILY JOURNAL

Gruden cloud hanging over


Raiders after Del Rio firing
By John Dubow ward to seeing what happens.”
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS This isn’t the first time Gruden has been
tied to the Raiders. Owner Mark Davis has
ALAMEDA — The Raiders players took always expressed interest on bringing him
their exit physicals, packed up their lockers back and there was talk of that possibility
and said their goodbyes. back when Dennis Allen was hired in 2012
A season that started with Super Bowl and again before Del Rio was hired in 2015.
expectations ended with coach Jack Del Rio Davis has not talked publicly about the deci-
getting fired after a six-win season, sending sion or the future, issuing only a brief state-
the team into another offseason of uncertain- ment thanking Del Rio.
ty. Gruden is still extremely popular among
Already the speculation has turned to Jon Raiders fans after going 38-26 in four sea-
Gruden returning to Oakland for a second stint sons before being traded to Tampa Bay fol-
as coach, with ESPN reporting that Gruden is lowing the 2001 season that ended with the
expected to be the team’s next coach. “Tuck Rule” game playoff loss at New
“It’s exciting,” said linebacker NaVorro England. JACK GRUBER/USA TODAY SPORTS
Bowman, who called Del Rio a great Gruden beat the Raiders for the Super Bowl Former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is rumored to be heading back to the Bay Area.
coach. “You know what he’s done in the the following year, but didn’t win another game between Tennessee and Kansas City. Moving forward, the future is bright.”
past. You know that he understands the playoff game in his final six seasons with the “I guess I’ll believe it when I see it, from all Expectations were high coming into this
game of football, both sides, and he has Buccaneers. Tampa Bay had a 57-55 overall the reports in previous years and stuff like season with Carr and most of the key offen-
studied the quarterback position inside and record in Gruden’s tenure. He has spent the that. I mean, he may do it, he may not. Looks sive pieces back, along with the addition of
out. He’s a guy that’s a well-known critic past nine seasons as an announcer for ESPN like he is, but I don’t know. It would be inter- running back Marshawn Lynch and tight end
in this game and coach as well. I look for- and is schedule to work Saturday’s playoff esting to see him back on the sideline,” long Jared Cook.
snapper Jon Condo said. But Del Rio’s decision to fire coordinator
“I’ve met him a couple of times, but I don’t Bill Musgrave after last season despite a
know what he’s like as a coach. I know what dynamic offense and replace him with quarter-
he’s done 15 years ago. He’s been a part of the backs coach Todd Downing backfired.
game, so he knows the game. I don’t know.” The offense regressed significantly this
Del Rio, who grew up in the East Bay city season as Carr struggled under Downing’s
of Hayward cheering for the Raiders, took tutelage and the defense showed no signs of
over a three-win team in 2015 and immediate- improvement before firing coordinator Ken
ly changed the culture and helped Oakland win Norton Jr. after 10 games.
seven games that season. That led to Del Rio getting fired despite a
The Raiders had a breakthrough season in 25-23 record for a team that won 11 games in
2016 with 12 wins, but it ended in disap- the three seasons before he arrived. Del Rio is
pointment when a broken leg for quarterback the first Raiders coach fired with a winning
Derek Carr in Week 16 cost the Raiders a record since Art Shell was let go with a 54-38
chance at a division title and led to a first- mark following the 1994 season.
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the kick and the ball fluttered down short of

ROSE the uprights.


Any score would have ended it for the
Bulldogs, and on the second play Michel
Continued from page 11 slipped one tackle and was home free. The
Bulldogs sprinted off the sideline and toward
the corner of the end zone to mob Michel.
fourth quarter returned for a go-ahead Confetti rained down. Meanwhile, Mayfield
Oklahoma touchdown, ran for 181 yards stood motionless on the sideline for several
and three scores for the Bulldogs (13-1), seconds, bent over with his hands on his
but none bigger than the last one. knees and head down. Mayfield battled flu-
“I made plays. I gave up plays. My team just like symptoms the week leading into the
had faith in me,” said Michel, who did all that game, but he played just fine.
damage on just 11 carries and got a hug from
“I can’t believe it’s over. It’s been a wild
former Bulldogs great tailback Garrison
ride,” said Mayfield with a hoarse voice
Hearst after scoring the winning TD. “That’s
before he started to cry.
what this team is all about. They showed true
Michel and his roommate and running mate
character today.”
Nick Chubb were awesome for Georgia.
In the final game of his great career,
Chubb ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns,
Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield threw for 287
including a 2-yarder on a direct snap with 55
yards and two touchdowns, and caught a
seconds left in regulation to tie it. The
touchdown pass that gave the Sooners a 17-
Sooners had taken a 45-38 lead when Steven
point lead with 6 seconds left in the first half.
Parker returned Michel’s fumble for a TD with KEVIN JAIRAJ/USA TODAY SPORTS
But the Heisman Trophy winner could not
6:52 left in the fourth. Alabama running back Damien Harris jumps over the pile during the third quarter against
get the Sooners (12-2) into the end zone in
“I told him that he had to keep running and Clemson in the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
the first overtime when a touchdown would
trying to hit the corner,” Chubb said. “We had
have ended the game.
“It’s tough to describe right now,”
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said of the
a long game and after the fumble, we went
down and he made up for it with that run to win
the game.”
’Bama dominates Clemson
loss. “It’s a hell of a college football game. By Paul Newberry session in the Big Easy.
You know, an epic Rose Bowl game.” Both teams settled for field goals in the first THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There would be no drama in the nightcap.
The Bulldogs will play either Alabama or overtime. First, Georgia’s Rodrigo With Deshaun Watson off to the NFL, top-
Clemson on Jan. 8 for the national champi- Blankenship hit from 38 to make it 48-45. NEW ORLEANS — The rubber match of ranked Clemson (12-2) simply had no
onship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Then it was Mayfield’s turn. A touchdown the Alabama-Clemson trilogy was a total answer for Nick Saban’s latest group of
about 70 miles from their campus. After would have sent the Sooners to Atlanta, but dud compared to the teams’ previous two defensive standouts. The Crimson Tide’s
Georgia made its first trip to the Rose Bowl on a third-and-2 from the 17 Georgia All- meetings. win set up an all-Southeastern Conference
since 1943 a rousing, heart-stopping suc- America linebacker Roquan Smith nailed Except to the Crimson Tide defense, showdown for the national title — with
cess, the Bulldogs will play for their first Jordan Smallwood a yard short of the first which will remember it as a thing of beauty. Saban matched against his former defensive
national title since 1980. down. In a game where every yard was a struggle, coordinator, Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
“We got to get back to work. It’s not done,” Seibert kicked a 33-yarder and the Bulldogs the ‘Bama defenders took matters into their Clemson was fortunate to be down only
Michel said. “Now we got to finish. Let’s just and Sooners played on, but not for much own hands, scoring a pair of touchdowns 10-3 at halftime against the fourth-ranked
finish this season off right.” longer. just 13 seconds apart in the third quarter to Tide (12-1), and actually closed the gap with
The 104th Rose Bowl was also the highest- turn an offensive slog into a 24-6 rout of a field goal after Jalen Hurts fumbled on the
scoring, surpassing last year’s 52-49 USC The takeaway defending national champion Clemson in first play of the second half.
victory against Penn State. There was a lot The Bulldogs came in with the sixth-best the Sugar Bowl semifinal game Monday But any thoughts of a Tiger rally were
more on the line in this one, the first CFP defense in the country, but Mayfield and the night. snuffed out by the time the third quarter was
game to go to overtime as well. Sooners sliced it up in the first half, includ- It was quite a contrast to their last two done.
After an offside penalty on Georgia gave ing a nifty reverse pass to the Heisman meetings, both high-scoring classics with The Tide, which began the season in
Oklahoma a first down on third-and-five in Trophy-winning quarterback that made it the national title on the line, not to men- Atlanta beating Florida State, will return to
the second OT possession, the Sooners 31-14 with 6 seconds left in the second quar- tion the Rose Bowl semifinal that preceded Mercedes-Benz Stadium next Monday night
stalled again and Austin Seibert came out for a ter. Oklahoma had 360 yards in the first it. Georgia knocked off Oklahoma 54-48 in to face No. 3 Georgia and give Saban anoth-
27-yard field goal. Leaping through the line, half, the second-most the Bulldogs had a double-overtime thriller that wasn’t decid- er shot at matching Bear Bryant’s record six
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South Korea offers DESLER


to talk with North Continued from page 11

on Olympic accord But with the Gators advancing to the CCS


championship game, they earned a berth in
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the CIF Northern California Division II
playoffs. And it was there a recuperated
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Desler led Sacred Heart Prep’s redemption,
Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival scoring victories over Del Oro-Loomis and
North Korea meant to find ways to cooperate Nevada Union-Grass Valley before prevail-
on the Winter Olympics set to begin in the ing in a rematch with Notre Dame-Belmont
South next month. in the Nor Cal semifinals.
The offer came a day after North Korean Then, by the most dramatic of margins in
leader Kim Jong Un said in his New Year’s the Nor Cal championship match — a 25-
address that he’s willing to send a delegation 16, 25-20, 18-25, 14-25, 17-15 thriller at
to the Olympics, though he also repeated Carlmont —  Sacred Heart Prep earned its
nuclear threats against the United States. first banner of any kind since two years
Analysts say Kim may be trying to drive a prior to Desler’s arrival, and the first since
wedge between Seoul and its ally Washington coaches Ali Magner and Ali Taufoou took TERRY BERNAL/DAILY JOURNAL
as a way to ease international isolation and over the program in 2014.  Cate Desler was one of the SHP’s top defenders this year, ranking second on the team in digs.
sanctions against North Korea.
South Korean Unification Minster Cho “I just knew since freshman year, Ali and cial,” Magner said. “She dedicated herself on the year, over 100 more than the state’s
Myoung-gyon says the South proposes the Ali said we’re going to get something on not just this year, but since the moment she second leading kill getter, James Logan-
two Koreas meet Jan. 9 at the border village the wall,” Desler said. “And last year we walked into that gym she bled Gators vol- Union City senior Tatiana Toleafoa with
of Panmunjom to discuss Olympic coopera- came so, so close.” leyball.” 609. Desler also ranked sixth in the state
tion and how to improve overall ties. Indeed, the 2016 postseason was a heart- The Gators posted an 18-14 overall record with 5.8 kills per set.
If the talks are realized, Cho said South breaker. The Gators entered the CCS in 2014, then in Desler’s sophomore sea- Desler also blossomed into a complete
Korea will first focus on Olympic coopera- Division IV bracket as the No. 1 seed, but son improved to 19-11. Last year, in earn- player, ranking second on the Gators in
tion but also try to discuss a restoration of ultimately fell in the championship match ing CCS Division IV runner-up and CIF aces (71), blocks (71) and digs (6.7 per set).
strained ties between the Koreas. to Monte Vista Christian. Northern California final four status, Sacred Then, there was the leadership, which was
In his closely watched address, Kim said The silver lining was the marked Heart Prep went 26-12. second to none, according to Magner.
that the United States should be aware that improvement the program saw in 2016. And through a club season with Vision “Cate is a very silent leader, if you will,”
his country’s nuclear forces are now a reality, When Desler was the lone freshman to Volleyball Club between her junior and sen- Magner said. “She’s quiet, she’s very hum-
not a threat. He said he has a “nuclear button” make the varsity cut in 2014, Magner ior seasons, Desler resolved to keep the ble as an athlete, which I think when you
on his office desk. — then in her first season — recognized the Gators improving. Already a franchise have that level of skillset is rare.”
He called for improved ties and a relaxation talent in the tall, powerful outside hitter, player, she took it to another level as a sen- Next season, Desler will take that star-
of military tensions with South Korea, say- and that she was a player upon whom to ior, leading the Gators to a 29-9 record. quality skillset to Tufts University, a
ing the Winter Olympics could showcase the build the program. “She’s consistent and she executed,” Division III program in Massachusetts
status of the Korean nation. “We saw Cate and we knew she was so spe- Magner said. “You know you’re going to put where she will have the opportunity to be
the ball in her hands and she’s going to get an impact presence from the get-go.
the job done. She really understood this year As for her legacy as one of the Sacred
you have to have a diverse game. … She Heart Prep all-time greats?
really truly blossomed as a strategic player.” “I hope I left a good legacy of continued
What distinguished Desler this season leadership,” Desler said. “Somebody who
was her ability to vary her shots. Already a brings a lot of smiles and happiness to the
daunting terminator with a powerful swing, court. … Volleyball is a sisterhood and we
the 6-1 outside hitter added finesse to her all love each other so much. We’ll all do
attacking game. It helped her total 725 kills anything for each other.”
THE DAILY JOURNAL SPORTS Tuesday • Jan 2, 2018 15
timeout, during which she drew up relaxed,” Menlo head coach John

M-A a post play for Hoyem and


implored her team to slow down
the tempo.
Paye said. “We’re kind of a streaky
team. We had the momentum
going. And I have to hand it to M-
Gionta named captain as
Continued from page 11

timeout, and a set play to the 6-1


“I just told them to be patient,
that we were going to be OK,”
Coleman said. “You could see it in
A … obviously they’re a talented
team, an experienced team.”
Dunn led the comeback surge in
U.S. unveils Olympic roster
By Stephen Whyno with the U.S. last year.
senior Hoyem in the post, M-A everyone’s eyes that they believed the second half, scoring 11 of her
that. So, they just remained calm, team-high 18 points after the THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “I get the opportunity to go over
closed the game on a 10-1 run to there and show everyone what I
claim the title, marking the third came out and executed on a play break. But the Knights distributed
really well. And then got a stop on the ball well when the going was Without the ability to pick from a can do,” Greenway said. “I would
straight year the team has taken crop of young American stars, USA have never (thought I’d) been say-
home the Competitive Bracket No. defense.” good, with freshman Avery Lee
adding 13 points, North adding 12 Hockey is leaning on a longtime ing to myself I will probably be
1 trophy. After Hoyem posted up, off a
and Mohini Gupta scoring 9. NHL winger as captain and hopes a playing in the Olympics in my
“It means so much, honestly,” clutch lob pass from Erica Fischer,
diverse roster junior year of college.”
McLanahan said. “This is our to up the lead to 56-53, Fischer What M-A did in neutralizing the
can capture an This isn’t a rag-tag bunch of col-
[third] one, me and G. We’re just came up with a rare steal. Menlo swarming Menlo press, though,
Olympic medal. lege kids like the 1980 “Miracle On
really happy right now.” turned over the ball just four times was the difference in the game.
At the Winter Ice,” the last time the U.S. men’s
With Hoyem the post notorious in the game, but the Fischer steal During pregame warm-ups, it was
Classic in New hockey team won the Olympic gold
presence she is, M-A outrebounded allowed M-A to dominate the clear the Bears were intent on three
York on Monday, medal. The goal was to build a team
Menlo 46-34. But, surprisingly, it remainder of play. facets of their game above all —
the U.S. named of varying talents that could com-
wasn’t Hoyem who grabbed the Hoyem went on to score two passing, passing and passing.
veteran Brian pete with two-time defending cham-
most boards for the Bears. It was more buckets down the stretch, “I think the best way to beat any pion Canada and favored Russia, so
drawing fouls on both. Gionta captain as
instead the point guard team is teamwork,” McLanahan much of the roster is seasoned.
McLanahan, who recorded a dou- “She’s very reliable,” Coleman said. “So, we like to move the ball Brian Gionta it unveiled its With 1,006 games played over 15
roster for the
ble-double with 11 points and 12 said. “She usually never has a and get open shots. Our best seasons, the 38-year-old Gionta has
Pyeongchang Olympics, the first
rebounds. problem scoring. What we’ve been offense is when we’re getting the by far the most NHL experience of
games without NHL players since
McLanahan joked that Hoyem — working on with her this year is extra pass in, just getting every- the 23 players named. A total of 15
1994. There’s no Patrick Kane,
who scored a game-high 23 points when they send two or three one a touch on the ball, getting players have appeared in the NHL,
Johnny Gaudreau, Auston Matthews,
and grabbed seven rebounds — (defenders) — and in this game everyone in the flow of the game.” including AHL star Chris Bourque
Jack Eichel or Jonathan Quick, so
taught her everything she knows they sent three people — being M-A still turned over the ball 15 the U.S. men’s hockey team is made and European-based forwards Mark
about battling in the post. able to pass it out to your shoot- times, but only once in the first up of Gionta, four college players, Arcobello and Jim Slater and
“Learn from the best, right?” ers. And every game she’s getting quarter, allowing the inside-out three from the American Hockey defensemen James Wisniewski and
McLanahan said. better.” passing of Hoyem to get the League and 15 playing in profession- Bobby Sanguinetti.
Hoyem’s clutch performance Considering the Knights’ perimeter shooters some looks. al leagues across Europe. “I think it’s a great mix of young
inside the final four minutes of the abysmal shooting percentage, it is While the Bears knocked down just “We really like our roster,” gen- talent and veteran players with a
game was no joke though. M-A a testament to how talented they one 3 in the first period — a eral manager Jim Johannson said. lot of international experience,”
took a 54-41 lead into the fourth are — in incurring their first loss McLanahan swish to end the quar- “It’s a group that brings versatili- said Sanguinetti, who was a first-
quarter, but Menlo found the hot of the season — that they were in ter — Fischer went on to hit three ty and experience and includes round pick of the New York
hand from beyond the 3-point arc the game at all. Menlo shot 31.3 3s in the game. players who have a lot of passion Rangers in 2006. “Excited to get
to go on a 12-0 run, with treys percent from the floor throughout, The win for M-A marks the fifth about representing our country.” together in a month.”
from Mallory North and Ally including just 6 for 30 in the first straight over Menlo head-to-head Denver’s Troy Terry, Boston Tony Granato, who played at the
Stuart, followed by a steal and half. dating back to 2013-14. University’s Jordan Greenway, St. 1988 Olympics and now coaches
assist by Stuart to senior Erin After going into the halftime “There were scheduling issues so Cloud State’s Will Borgen and at Wisconsin, will be behind the
Dunn for a 9-foot jumper to close locker room down 36-23, however, we weren’t able to play them dur- Harvard’s Ryan Donato are the bench in South Korea. The U.S.
the deficit to 54-53. the Knights scored 34 points in ing the regular season,” Paye said. NCAA players who should give the lost the bronze medal game to
M-A head coach Markisha the second half. “So I’m glad we were able to play U.S. a shot of youth. Terry and Finland in 2014 and got the silver
Coleman responded by calling a “I think they just kind of them in this tournament.” Greenway won World Junior gold in Vancouver in 2010.

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Boys’ basketball
NBA STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
NHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
Continued from page 11 for 2017 and Serra at Valley Christian, 7:30 p.m. W L Pct GB GP W L OT Pts GF GA
when things Boston 30 10 .750 — Tampa Bay 38 28 8 2 58 144 93
Girls’ basketball Toronto 25 10 .714 2 1/2 Boston 37 21 10 6 48 114 94
started to nose- Aragon at Mt. Eden-Hayward, 5:30 p.m. New York 18 18 .500 10
season Super Bowl contenders to dive, they could- Philadelphia 17 19 .472 11 Toronto 40 23 15 2 48 135 118
Florida 38 17 16 5 39 108 121
the biggest disappointment in the n’t pull out. WEDNESDAY Brooklyn 14 23 .378 14 1/2
Detroit 38 15 16 7 37 104 119
NFL. The San Francisco 49ers, on Boys’ basketball
Jack Del Rio It should be a South City at Oceana, 5:30 p.m.; Crystal Springs at Southeast Division Montreal 39 16 19 4 36 100 122
the other hand, were supposed to cautionary tale Harker, 6 p.m.; Pinewood at Menlo School, Wood- Washington 21 16 .568 — Ottawa 37 12 17 8 32 98 128
struggle to win more than a cou- side Priory at Eastside College Prep, Sacred Heart Miami 19 17 .528 1 1/2 Buffalo 39 10 20 9 29 86 129
for the 49ers in Prep at King’s Academy, 6:30 p.m.; Aragon at Terra Charlotte 13 23 .361 7 1/2
ple games, and after an 0-9 start, 2018. We’ve Nova, 7 p.m. Orlando 12 26 .316 9 1/2 Metropolitan Division
had the specter of going 0-16 already heard
Atlanta 10 26 .278 10 1/2 GP W L OT Pts GF GA
within sight. Girls’ basketball Washington 40 24 13 3 51 123 113
the “Super Bowl Burton at Hillsdale, Lincoln at San Mateo, 1:30 p.m.; Central Division New Jersey 38 22 10 6 50 121 113
Both teams finished at 6-10. June Jordan-SF at Jefferson, 4 p.m.; Leland at Cleveland 24 12 .667 —
in 2018” talk Burlingame, 6 p.m.; Crystal Springs at Mercy-SF, 6:30 Detroit 20 15 .571 3 1/2 N.Y. Rangers 39 21 13 5 47 123 109
Which 6-10 team would you want to already, but a p.m. Milwaukee 19 16 .543 4 1/2 Columbus 40 22 15 3 47 113 114
be right now? The Raiders may have Indiana 19 18 .514 5 1/2 N.Y. Islanders39 20 15 4 44 136 139
deeper look at Chicago 13 24 .351 11 1/2 Carolina 38 18 13 7 43 106 114
as much dysfunction they’ve had in Boys’ soccer
this squad Serra vs. Mitty at Mise Park, 3:15 p.m.; Menlo-Ather- Pittsburgh 40 19 18 3 41 111 128
recent memory with the firing of shows there is a ton at South City, 4:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 38 16 14 8 40 106 109
coach Jack Del Rio immediately fol- Southwest Division
Jimmy ton of room for THURSDAY Houston 26 9 .743 — WESTERN CONFERENCE
lowing Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Garoppolo improvement, Boys’ basketball San Antonio 25 12 .676 2 Central Division
L.A. Chargers. The 49ers, mean- New Orleans 18 18 .500 8 1/2
at virtually Lick Wilmerding at Jefferson, 5 p.m.; Woodside Pri-
Dallas 13 25 .342 14 1/2
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
while, will be a lot of prognostica- ory at Harker, 6:30 p.m.; Westmoor at Carlmont, 7 Winnipeg 40 23 11 6 52 134 110
every position but quarterback. p.m. Memphis 12 25 .324 15
Nashville 38 23 10 5 51 123 104
tors’ darlings at the beginning of The messianic performance by St. Louis 41 24 15 2 50 119 102
Northwest Division
next season, given the way they Jimmy Garoppolo at the end of the Girls’ basketball
Minnesota 24 14 .632 — Dallas 40 22 15 3 47 122 112
Kehillah Jewish at Design Tech, 3:30 p.m.; Summit
won five straight to end 2017. season doesn’t mean the team will Prep at Summit Shasta, 4:45 p.m.; SF Christian at Oklahoma City 20 17 .541 3 1/2 Minnesota 39 20 16 3 43 110 113
Portland 19 17 .528 4 Chicago 38 18 14 6 42 112 106
And yet, neither team is proba- go 16-0 in 2018 and it would be Alma Heights,Terra Nova at Notre Dame-Belmont,
Denver 19 17 .528 4 Colorado 38 19 16 3 41 123 120
6 p.m.; Jefferson at Sequoia, 6:30 p.m.
bly as good or as bad as everyone foolish to think that the 49ers Utah 16 21 .432 7 1/2
thinks. The Raiders still have a lot won’t go through some more FRIDAY Pacific Division
Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA
of offensive talent. A few pieces growing pains before becoming a Boys’ basketball Warriors 29 8 .784 — Vegas 37 26 9 2 54 132 106
Alma Heights vs Summit Prep at Sequoia, Stuart L.A. Clippers 16 19 .457 12
on the defensive side of the ball bona fide Super Bowl contender. Hall at Mills, 6 p.m.; Eastside College Prep at Menlo Phoenix 14 24 .368 15 1/2
Los Angeles 39 23 11 5 51 115 91
and they should be right back in The Super Bowl for either of School, King’s Academy at Crystal Springs, 6:30 p.m.; Sacramento 12 24 .333 16 1/2 San Jose 36 20 12 4 44 98 92
Pinewood at Sacred Heart Prep, St. Francis at Serra, Anaheim 40 18 14 8 44 109 115
the thick of a playoff race in 2018. these teams in the next couple of 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers 11 25 .306 17 1/2
Calgary 39 19 16 4 42 108 114
One of the worst things to hap- years is probably a reach. A much Monday’s Games Edmonton 39 17 19 3 37 114 126
Boys’ soccer
pen to the Raiders was going 12-4 more reasonable expectation South City at Woodside, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn 98, Orlando 95 Vancouver 39 16 18 5 37 106 127
would be a playoff spot and there Toronto 131, Milwaukee 127, OT Arizona 41 9 27 5 23 94 146
last season after a 7-9 record in Del Minnesota 114, L.A. Lakers 96
Rio’s first year of 2015. They is no reason why both Oakland and SATURDAY Portland 124, Chicago 120, OT Monday’s Games
Boys’ soccer Tuesday’s Games
climbed the progression ladder a San Francisco shouldn’t be in the St. Francis at Serra, 11 a.m. Portland at Cleveland, 4 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers 3, Buffalo 2, OT
mix for one in 2018. Tuesday’s Games
little too quickly. Those 12 wins San Antonio at New York, 4:30 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m.
Wrestling Atlanta at Phoenix, 6 p.m.
in 2016 featured seven wins on Serra at Bianchini Invitational at Cupertino, 9 a.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 4 p.m.
their final drive of the game. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 4 p.m.
Nathan Mollat can be reached by email: Boys’ basketball Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
That’s a lot of luck involved and nathan@smdailyjournal.com or by Sacred Heart Prep at Santa Cruz, 6 p.m.; Crystal San Jose at Montreal, 4:30 p.m.
Houston at Orlando, 4 p.m.
was certainly going to even out phone: 344-5200 ext. 117. Springs at Oakwood-Morgan Hill, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 4 p.m. New Jersey at St. Louis, 5 p.m.
San Antonio at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Detroit at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Cleveland at Boston, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m.
Indiana at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Nashville at Vegas, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Chicago, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Utah, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games
Phoenix at Denver, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m.
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Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior
By Mike Stobbe gender to try to account for how risk factors
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS affect different groups of people, then added
them together to understand the national
NEW YORK — A new look at cancer in the picture.
U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths Among the findings:
are caused by smoking, poor diet and other • Smoking accounted for 82 percent of
unhealthy behaviors. lung cancers.
That’s less than commonly-cited esti- • Excess body weight was associated with
mates from more than 35 years ago, a result 60 percent of uterine cancers and about one-
of new research methods and changes in third of liver cancers.
American society. Smoking rates have • Alcohol intake was associated with 25
plummeted, for example, while obesity percent of liver cancers in men and 12 per-
rates have risen dramatically. cent in women; 17 percent of colorectal can-
The study found that 45 percent of cancer cers in men and 8 percent in women; and 16
deaths and 42 percent of diagnosed cancer percent of breast cancers in women.
cases could be attributed to what the authors • Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from
call “modifiable” risk factors. These are sunlight or tanning beds was associated
risks that are not inherited, and mostly the with 96 percent of skin cancers in men and Smoking accounted for 82 percent of lung cancers.
result of behavior that can be changed, like 94 percent in women.
exposure to sun, not eating enough fruit and Richard Clapp, a professor emeritus of
vegetables, drinking alcohol and, most environmental health at Boston University
importantly, smoking. expects the new numbers to be will widely
A British study conducted in 1981 attrib- cited and used to make decisions about how
uted more than two-thirds of cancer deaths to to spend money on cancer prevention, just
these factors. as the influential British study from 1981
The study used 2014 data and was conduct- by researchers Richard Doll and Richard
ed by the American Cancer Society. It was Peto has been.
published online in CA: A Cancer Journal Clapp said there is still room for improve-
for Clinicians. ment, however. He said the study doesn’t
“We thought it was time to redo those esti- address how two or more risk factors, like
mates,” said Dr. Otis Brawley, the cancer smoking and drinking, might work togeth-
society’s chief medical officer and one of er in some cancer cases and deaths.
the study’s authors. Also, aside from secondhand cigarette
Smoking was the leading risk by far, smoke, the researchers did not to include
accounting for 29 percent of deaths. Excess outdoor or indoor air pollution because the
body weight was next at 6.5 percent, and data on the cancer risk from pollution is not
alcohol consumption was third at 4 percent. detailed enough to understand the national
The authors ran separate calculations for impact, said the study’s lead author, Dr.
different types of cancer by age group and Farhad Islami.

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “This data shines a light we’ve never had before. ... We don’t new tools.”
need to have confidential informants on the street to start a case. And Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney
PITTSBURGH — The pain clinic tucked general, told AP the Justice Department will
into the corner of a low-slung suburban Now, we have someone behind a computer screen who is helping consider going after any law-breaker, even a
strip mall was an open secret. us. That has to put (doctors) on notice that we have new tools.” pharmaceutical company, as it seeks to
Patients would travel hundreds of miles to bring more cases and reduce the number of
see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what — Robert Cessar, a longtime federal prosecutor unwarranted prescriptions.
authorities described as a steady flow of pre- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been
scriptions for the kinds of powerful narcotics to patients who didn’t need them, try, that shows which doctors are prescrib- in lock-step with President Donald Trump
painkillers that ushered the nation into its according to an indictment charging him ing the most, how far patients will travel to about the need to combat the drug abuse
worst drug crisis in history. with conspiracy and unlawfully distributing see them and whether any have died within problem that claimed more than 64,000
At least one of Zielke’s patients died of an controlled substances. 60 days of receiving one of their prescrip- lives in 2016, a priority that resonates with
overdose, and prosecutors say others Zielke denied he was overprescribing, tions, among other information. Trump’s working-class supporters who
became so dependent on oxycodone and telling AP he practiced alternative medicine Authorities have been going after so- have seen the ravages of drug abuse first-
other opioids they would crowd his office, and many of his patients stopped seeing called “pill mills” for years, but the new hand. The president called it a public health
sometimes sleeping in the waiting room. him when he cut down on pain pills. approach brings additional federal resources emergency, a declaration that allows the
Some peddled their pills near tumble-down His indictment in October was the first to bear against the escalating epidemic. government to redirect resources in various
storefronts and on blighted street corners in by a nationwide group of federal law Where prosecutors would spend months or ways to fight opioid abuse.
addiction-plagued parts of Allegheny enforcement officials that, armed with new longer building a case by relying on erratic But he directed no new federal money to
County, where deaths by drug overdose access to a broader array of prescription informants and only limited data, the num- deal with a scourge that kills nearly 100
reached record levels last year. drug databases, Medicaid and Medicare fig- ber-crunching by analysts in Washington people a day, and critics say his efforts fall
But Robert Cessar, a longtime federal ures, coroners’ records and other numbers provides information they say lets them short of what is needed. The Republican-
prosecutor, was unaware of Zielke until compiled by the Justice Department, aims quickly zero in on a region’s top opioid pre- controlled Congress doesn’t seem eager to
Justice Department officials handed him a to stop fraudulent doctors faster than scribers. put extra money toward the problem.
binder of data that, he said, confirmed what before. “This data shines a light we’ve never had While the effectiveness of the Trump
pill-seekers from as far away as Ohio and The department is providing a trove of before,” Cessar said. “We don’t need to have administration’s broader strategy remains
Virginia already knew. The doctor who data to the Opioid Fraud and Abuse confidential informants on the street to to be seen, the Justice Department’s data-
offered ozone therapy and herbal pain reme- Detection Unit, which draws together start a case. Now, we have someone behind driven effort is one small area where federal
dies was also prescribing highly addictive authorities in 12 regions across the coun- a computer screen who is helping us. That prosecutors say they can have an impact.

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joins a growing list of states, and the
nation’s capital, where so-called recreation-
al marijuana is permitted even though the
that may continue, given the high costs of
the legal weed, which is heavily taxed. But
he said he would indulge in retail pot occa-
and it might take weeks before any licenses
are issued. That led to widespread concern
that long-established businesses would
federal government continues to classify sionally because of controls being phased have to shut down during the interim.
pot as a controlled substance, like heroin in to ensure a higher-quality product. Attorneys advising a group of city dis-
free,” before ringing up the first customer at and LSD. Shops will be able to sell marijuana har- pensaries have concluded those businesses
a cash register. vested without full regulatory controls for can legally sell medicinal marijuana as “col-
The signs that California was tripping
Sales were brisk in the shops lucky to six months but will eventually only be able lectives,” until they obtain local and state
toward legal pot sales were evident well
score one of the roughly 100 state licenses to sell pot tested for potency, pesticides and licenses under the new system, said Jerred
before the stroke of midnight. California
issued so far, but customers in some of the other contaminants, and products that have Kiloh of the United Cannabis Business
highways flashed signs before New Year’s
state’s largest cities were out of luck. Los been tracked from seed to sale. Association, an industry group.
Eve that said “Drive high, Get a DUI,”
Angeles and San Francisco hadn’t author-
reflecting law enforcement concerns about The Bureau of Cannabis Control was not It wasn’t immediately clear how many of
ized shops in time to get state licenses and
stoned drivers. Weedmaps, the phone app aware of any problems or complaints about those shops, if any, were open.
other cities, such as Riverside and Fresno,
that allows customers to rate shops, deliv- the first day of sales, but it didn’t have “My patients are scared, my employees
blocked sales altogether.
ery services and shows their locations, ran a inspectors in the field, spokesman Alex are scared,” said Kiloh, who owns a dispen-
Licensed shops are concentrated in the
full-page ad Sunday in the Los Angeles Traverso said. sary in the city’s San Fernando Valley area.
San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, around
Times that said, “Smile California. It’s Employees at the bureau on the holiday In Orange County, shops in Santa Ana
Palm Springs, San Jose and Santa Cruz,
Legal.” continued to process 1,400 pending license received the green light over the weekend to
where the KindPeoples shop tacked up a
banner Monday declaring, “Prohibition is Travis Lund, 34, said he’d been looking applications for retail sales, distribution open and a steady flow showed up at
Over!” forward while working the graveyard shift and testing facilities. ShowGrow.
The state banned what it called “loco- to buy weed legally for the first time since Traverso said they expect a flood of appli- Ellen St. Peter, 61, shopped with her son,
weed” in 1913, though it has eased criminal he began smoking pot as a teen. cations from LA and San Francisco after Bryce St. Peter, 23, both medical marijuana
penalties for use of the drug since the 1970s “I’m just stoked that it’s finally legal,” he those are approved locally. Because Los users.
and was the first state to legalize marijuana said after purchasing an eighth of an ounce Angeles is the biggest market in the state, She said she smoked pot for years — at
for medicinal purposes in 1996. of “Mount Zion” and another type of loose some of those shops will be approved more times taking great risks to get it — but
California voters in 2016 made it legal leaf marijuana at Northstar Holistic quickly than others waiting in line, he said. stopped once she started having kids.
for adults 21 and older to grow, possess and Collective in Sacramento, where the fra- The status of the Los Angeles shops high- “In high school my guy friends would fan-
use limited quantities of marijuana, but it grance of pot was strong. “I’m going to go lights broad confusion over the new law. tasize about shops we could go into and just
wasn’t legal to sell it for recreational pur- home and get high — and enjoy it.” Los Angeles officials announced late last buy weed, ” she said. “I couldn’t have
poses until Monday. Lund previously purchased marijuana on month that the city will not begin accept- dreamed of this place.”

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Scientists tune into brain to


uncover music’s healing power
By Lauran Neergaard brain’s neural networks.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Well before memory loss becomes
severe, Alzheimer’s patients can experi-
WASHINGTON — Like a friendly Pied ence apathy, depression and gait and bal-
Piper, the violinist keeps up a toe-tapping ance problems as the brain’s synaptic
beat as dancers weave through busy hospi- connections begin to falter. The NIH-fund-
tal hallways and into the chemotherapy ed study at Wake Forest University will
unit, patients looking up in surprised randomly assign such patients to the
delight. Upstairs, a cellist strums an Irish improvisation class — to dance playfully
folk tune for a patient in intensive care. without having to remember choreogra-
Music increasingly is becoming a part phy — or to other interventions.
of patient care — although it’s still pretty The test: If quality-of-life symptoms
unusual to see roving performers captivat- improve, will MRI scans show correlating
ing entire wards, like at MedStar strengthening of neural networks that
Georgetown University Hospital one fall govern gait or social engagement?
morning. With senior centers increasingly tout-
“It takes them away for just a few min- ing arts programs, “having a deeper under-
utes to some other place where they don’t standing of how these things are affecting
have to think about what’s going on,” our biology can help us understand how to
said cellist Martha Vance after playing for leverage resources already in our commu-
a patient isolated to avoid spreading nity,” noted Wake Forest lead researcher
infection. Christina Hugenschmidt.
The challenge: Harnessing music to do Proof may be tough. An international
more than comfort the sick. Now, moving Music increasingly is becoming a part of patient care — although it’s still pretty unusual to music therapy study failed to significantly
beyond programs like Georgetown’s, the see roving performers captivating entire wards. help children with autism, the Journal of
National Institutes of Health is bringing to or creating music might improve health sang, including the brain’s emotion center the American Medical Association recent-
together musicians, music therapists and in a range of other ways — research into and areas involved with motion and ly reported, contradicting earlier promis-
neuroscientists to tap into the brain’s cir- how the brain processes music that NIH is vision. One theory: it took more mental ing findings. But experts cited challenges
cuitry and figure out how. beginning to fund. effort to keep track of where she was in the with the study and called for additional
“The brain is able to compensate for “The water is wide, I cannot cross over,” song, and to maintain its emotion, with- research.
other deficits sometimes by using music well-known soprano Renee Fleming belt- out auditory feedback. Unlike music therapy, which works one-
to communicate,” said NIH Director Dr. ed out, not from a concert stage but from Fleming put it more simply: “I’m on-one toward individual outcomes, the
Francis Collins, a geneticist who also inside an MRI machine at the NIH campus. skilled at singing so I didn’t have to think arts and humanities program at
plays a mean guitar. The opera star — who partnered with about it quite so much,” she told a spring Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive
To turn that ability into a successful Collins to start the Sound Health initia- workshop at the John F. Kennedy Center Cancer Center lets musicians-in-residence
therapy, “it would be a really good thing tive — spent two hours in the scanner to for the Performing Arts, where she is an play throughout the hospital. Palliative
to know which parts of the brain are still help researchers tease out what brain artistic adviser. care nurses often seek Vance, the cellist,
intact to be called into action. To know activity is key for singing. How? First Indeed, Jangraw notes a saying in neuro- for patients anxious or in pain. She may
the circuits well enough to know the back- Fleming spoke the lyrics. Then she sang science: Neurons that fire together, wire watch monitors, matching a tune’s tempo
up plan,” Collins added. to heart rate and then gradually slowing.
them. Finally, she imagined singing together. Brain cells communicate by fir-
Scientists aren’t starting from scratch. them. Sometimes she plays for the dying,
ing messages to each other through junc-
Learning to play an instrument, for exam- choosing a gently arrhythmic background
“We’re trying to understand the brain tions called synapses. Cells that regularly and never a song that might be familiar.
ple, sharpens how the brain processes not just so we can address mental disorders connect — for example, when a musician
sound and can improve children’s reading or diseases or injuries, but also so we can practices — strengthen bonds into circuit- Julia Langley, who directs Georgetown’s
and other school skills. Stroke survivors understand what happens when a brain’s ry that forms an efficient network for, in program, wants research into the type and
who can’t speak sometimes can sing, and working right and what happens when it’s Fleming’s case, singing. dose of music for different health situa-
music therapy can help them retrain brain performing at a really high level,” said tions: “If we can study the arts in the same
But that’s a healthy brain. In North way that science studies medication and
pathways to communicate. Similarly, NIH researcher David Jangraw, who shared Carolina, a neuroscientist and a dance pro-
other therapeutics, I think we will be
Parkinson’s patients sometimes walk bet- the MRI data with The Associated Press. fessor are starting an improvisational doing so much good.”
ter to the right beat. To Jangraw’s surprise, several brain dance class for Alzheimer’s
But what’s missing is rigorous science regions were more active when Fleming to tell if music and move-
to better understand how either listening imagined singing than when she actually ment enhance a diseased

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standard deduction, the new plan shifts Capstone Project Research 6, 2018. For more information call
taxpayers’ incentives away from item- Assistance. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 840 W. 522-7490.
at a loss with the change, Carlson said. paid on mortgages of up to $1 million, izing deductions. With more focus on Orange Ave., South San Francisco.
however, the new plan caps it at Open session for students looking Computer Coach. 10 a.m. to noon.
For Carlson, the potential to owe standard deductions, it could make for extra help or a quiet study space. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San
more spurred questions of whether his $750,000. Though the change might itemized deductions like contributions For more information contact Carlos. Free and open to the public.
not affect homebuyers in states where valle@plsinfo.org. One on one help offered every
clients should pay the second install- to nonprofits less appealing in the Tuesday morning. For more informa-
ment of their property taxes, due the cost of living is lower, those pur- future. But Carter said she tempered WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3 tion call 591-0341.
April 10, before the end of 2017 to be chasing homes in the Bay Area where any suggestions of cramming dona- Mystery Book Club. Noon. 840 W.
Orange Ave., South San Francisco. E-Book Coach. 10 a.m. to noon. San
able to count them toward last year’s prices are skyrocketing could be look- tions in before Jan. 1 with modera- Read any title that fits the monthly Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San
deductions. But because many of his ing at a smaller deduction, Carlson tion.’ theme. For more information con- Carlos. One on one help offered to
tact valle@plsinfo.org. download e-books from the library
clients are subject to the alternative said. “We [were] telling them do it now, if every Tuesday morning. Free and
minimum tax — which the IRS “For California, as a local issue, it you have the money,” she said. “But do Creative Cafe — Coloring for open to the public. For more infor-
does make an impact,” he said. Adults. 12:30 p.m. 840 W. Orange mation call 591-0341.
describes as applying to taxpayers not go in debt to do this.” Ave., South San Francisco. De-stress
with high economic income to set a CPA Randy Seid said one group he and stimulate creativity. Supplies Textile Tuesday: Sleep Mask . 1 p.m.
Though Carlson acknowledged the provided. For more information con-
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shift away from detailing deductible tact valle@plsinfo.org. San Francisco. Make friends, learn
receive and ensure they pay a mini- is small business owners operating new shortcuts and share knowledge
income on one’s returns could have a
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range of effects, he agreed with Seid and Ave., South San Francisco. Check out tion contact valle@plsinfo.org.
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Carter that the changes will take shape
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Belmont, Seid said he works with small Carlos. Learn the signs and symp-
San Mateo-based CPA Matt Grodin unfolds over the next year. Paint Like Cezanne. 6 p.m. to 7:40
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Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo
Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San
Mateo, San Mateo County and the
began.
Brownrigg said the fee increase is
also necessary to refill the city’s solid
Winter Culinary Camps for Kids. 9
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From Oz to California: Millbrae
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and Australian Bands in Concert. 7
members of the waste management p.m. to 9 p.m. Mills High School
lished to offset annual service cost baking, holiday table setting. $95. Theatre, 400 Murchison Drive,
policy direction for a rate hike authority, and could be subjected to increases for customers. Currently the Signups required. For more informa- Millbrae. Cost $8 in advance. For
expected to be approved later in the tion call (855) 485-2433. more information contact fsr-
rate increases soon as well, noted fund holds about $850, 000 said janet@yahoo.com.
year. Brownrigg. Brownrigg, but officials started draw- San Mateo Public Library B ook
“By the middle of the year we will “Everyone will have to deal with it, ing from it in 2016 to pay a portion of
Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. San Lawyers in the Library. 7 p.m. to 9
Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third St.,
come back with a rate recommendation but people may deal with it in different the city’s cost. San Mateo. For more information call
p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St.,
San Carlos. Free legal clinics every
and go out to the people and explain if ways,” said Brownrigg.
522-7849. month in collaboration with the San
He added the reserve strategy will
rates need to tick up and what that FRIDAY, JAN. 5
Mateo Bar Association. One on one
To that end, rates in unincorporated also be up for discussion. 20 minute consultations with a vol-
means for them in the context of what Tai Chi. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. San Carlos
unteer lawyer. For more information
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in February under the county Board of talk about and what feels like the right Chi for adults offered every Friday
As a member of the waste manage- and Saturday. Free and open to the
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Illuminating Insights. 8 a.m. to 5
cities and agencies, Brownrigg said last year. he said. 591-0341.
p.m. Hall of Justice, 400 County
Burlingame is subjected to a new oper- As it stands in Burlingame, resi- As officials begin discussions, CuriOdyssey First Friday Family Center, Redwood City. Exhibit by
Peninsula artist Sloane Joseph. Runs
ating contract slated to start in 2021 dents pay $23.85 per month for a 32- Brownrigg said mitigating the pain Night. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. CuriOdyssey,
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Brownrigg said in anticipation of can. Businesses pay an equal amount fiscally responsible. mation call 342-7755. Lego Club: Aliens. 4 p.m. 840 W
for cans, plus $150.52 for a 1-yard Orange Ave., South San Francisco.
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Spend time with emotional distress. to get involved in something that probably isn’t a good personal life.
someone you love. Personal changes will turn out well TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Positive changes at fit for you. Walk away from anyone using emotional SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Hold on to your
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interactions. Personal relationships and plans that will encourage VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Get involved in life. personal or that might put you in a vulnerable position.
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