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Monday • Sept. 6, 2010 • Vol XI, Edition 17

City seeks input on new general plan
By Michelle Durand

Redwood City finalizing future zoning,making plans for rail
On Tuesday, the Planning Commission will be asked to sign off on the final draft and associated environmental documents but could postpone a vote if it receives recommendations from the public it finds reasonable, said Principal Planner Tom Passanisi. The public has already played a crucial role in development — some workshops drew 100 to 200 people — so it’s fitting they weigh in before the City Council considers the final recommendations this fall, Passanisi said. The general plan is a city’s blueprint, setting forth guidelines for development in the future and establishing a long-term vision for quality of life and public safety. “It’s what we want [the city] to be like for future generations, for current residents’ offspring,” Passanisi said. The general plan essentially spells out policies, goals and programs for the long-term physical development of the community. The city began the process in 2004 but put an update on hold in 2006 while

Redwood City planning commissioners are ready to wind up several years of effort to shape a new general plan but are first asking the public for final thoughts on current aspects like zoning and future possibilities such as high-speed rail and street cars.

See PLAN, Page 19

Grim scene for ‘normal’ job seekers
By Christopher S. Rugaber and Michael Liedtke

Designed by George Howard of Hillsborough,Kohl Mansion’s elegant Tudor structure closely resembled Somerset House,residence of the Duke of Surrey in England.

Music and other mysteries of Kohl Mansion
By Philip R. Alper, M.D.

Whenever companies start hiring freely again, job-seekers with specialized skills and education will have plenty of good opportunities. Others will face a choice: Take a job with low pay — or none at all. Job creation will likely remain weak for months or even years. But once employers do step up hiring, some economists expect job openings to fall mainly into two categories of roughly equal numbers:

• Professional fields with higher pay. Think lawyers, research scientists and software engineers. • Lower-skill and lower-paying jobs, like home health care aides and store clerks. And those in between? Their outlook is bleaker. Economists foresee fewer moderately paid factory supervisors, postal workers and office administrators. That’s the sobering message American workers face as they celebrate Labor Day at a time of high

See JOBS, Page 19

The life of Charles Frederick (“Freddie”) Kohl, the man who commissioned the building of Kohl mansion, was turbulent and ultimately tragic. Born in 1863, he was the son of an ambitious ship’s captain and co-founder of the Alaska Commercial Company, William C. Kohl, who also became known as “the frugal millionaire.” Freddie exhibited neither his father’s Pennsylvania Dutch work ethic nor his paternal fortitude. Raised indulgently on his family’s 40-acre estate in central San Mateo (the current site of Central Park), Freddie Kohl evolved into a foxhunting and polo-playing socialite and free-spender. He traveled fre-

quently to the East Coast and Europe. Until his father died of hepatitis in 1893, Freddie did not have any important responsibilities. The late 19th century was a time when ostentation and conspicuous consumption reigned supreme, at least for those who could afford it. Freddie could hardly wait for his own chance to begin. He dropped out of Swarthmore College after three years and began hosting and attending lavish parties at home and wherever he traveled. The pattern continued throughout his two marriages. In fact, it was Freddie’s desire to create a proper place for “Bessie,” the former Mary Elisabeth Godey of Washington, D.C., his beautiful contralto-voiced second wife, to showcase her singing to anticipated guests that influenced

the construction of the mansion they built on their own 40-acre property in the Burlingame hills. Thus, it was with music in mind that the 53-room rose brick Kohl Mansion was born. Designed by George Howard of Hillsborough, the elegant Tudor structure closely resembled Somerset House, residence of the Duke of Surrey in England. The two-story baronial Great Hall that also served as a ballroom was patterned after Arlington Hall in Essex. Bessie could look forward to singing in an environment that was at once intimate, elegant…and grand. With the console of an Aeolian organ hidden behind a tapestry in the ballroom and the pipes strategically placed on the

Celebrating 40 years of educational service
By Heather Murtagh

See KOHL, Page 27

One-third of the current faculty was not yet born when Randy Vogel started at Serra High School 40 years ago. That’s not the only change Vogel, a lifelong San Carlos resident, has seen during his years of service at the San Mateo school. He’s gone from using a hand crank adding machine to keeping an iPhone in one pocket and a digital camera in the other. Vogel, 61, has seen the San Francisco 49ers win a handful of Super Bowls. But the die-hard

A weekly look at the people who shape our community San Francisco Giants fan is still waiting for his beloved baseball team to win a World Series during

See VOGEL, Page 19


Monday • Sept. 6, 2010

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“As the wolf populations increase,the depredations increase and the number of wolf removals will increase.It’s very logical.”
— Mark Collinge,Idaho director for Wildlife Services “Wolf killings set to expand,” page 7

Hurd to Oracle?
Ex-HP head rumored to be joining Oracle

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Local Weather Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s. North winds around 5 mph...Becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: unny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to around 20 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night: Clear in the evening then widespread low clouds...Fog and drizzle. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog and drizzle. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Online prostitution
Craigslist nixes “adult services” from site but experts say prostitution alive online


Kim Lammers (C) of Netherlands is congratulated after scoring her team’s second goal against Germany during a women’s field hockey World Cup tournament match in Rosario Sunday.

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This Day in History
Daily Four
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Thought for the Day
“The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.” — Ernest Dimnet, French author (1866-1954).

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James Wickwire and Louis Reichardt became the first Americans to reach the summit of Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. In 1837, the Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio went coeducational. In 1860, social activist Jane Addams, who became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, was born in Cedarville, Ill. In 1901, President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz (CHAWL’-gawsh) at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. (McKinley died eight days later; he was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. Czolgosz was executed in Oct. 1901.) In 1909, American explorer Robert Peary sent a telegram from Indian Harbor, Labrador, announcing that he had reached the North Pole five months earlier. In 1916, the first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tenn., by Clarence Saunders. In 1939, the Union of South Africa declared war on Germany. In 1948, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands was inaugurated as queen, two days after the abdication of her mother, Queen Wilhelmina. In 1966, South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd (fehr-FOORT’) was stabbed to death by an apparently deranged page during a parliamentary session in Cape Town. In 1985, all 31 people aboard a Midwest Express Airlines DC-9 were killed when the Atlanta-bound jetliner crashed just after takeoff from Milwaukee’s Mitchell Field. Ten years ago: The Millennium Summit, the largest gathering of world leaders to that time, convened at the United Nations. Thousands of pro-Indonesian militiamen and supporters stormed a U.N. office in West Timor, killing three foreign staffers, including an American, Carlos Caseras. Michael Swango, a former doctor suspected in a string of poisoning deaths, pleaded guilty to killing three patients in a Long Island, N.Y., hospital, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.



Musician Roger Waters is 67.

Actress Rosie Perez is 46.

Rapper Foxy Brown is 32.

Comedian JoAnne Worley is 73. Country singer David Allan Coe is 71. Country singer Mel McDaniel is 68. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 66. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 63. Country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller is 58. Country musician Joe Smyth (Sawyer Brown) is 53. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 52. Actor-comedian Michael Winslow is 52. Rock musician Perry Bamonte is 50. Actor Steven Eckholdt is 49. Rock musician Scott Travis (Judas Priest) is 49. Pop musician Pal Waaktaar (a-ha) is 49. Rock musician Kevin Miller is 48. ABC News correspondent Elizabeth Vargas is 48. Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 47. Actress Betsy Russell is 47. Rhythm and blues singer Macy Gray is 43. Singer CeCe Peniston is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darryl Anthony (Az Yet) is 41. Actress Daniele Gaither (TV: “MADtv”) is 40. Rock singer Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) is 39. Actor Dylan Bruno (TV: “Numb3ers”) is 38. Actor Idris Elba (TV: “The Wire”) is 38. Actress Justina Machado is 38. Actress Anika Noni (ah-NEE’-kuh NOH’-nee) Rose is 38. Rock singer Nina Persson (The Cardigans) is 36. Actor Justin Whalin is 36. Actress Naomie Harris is 34. Rapper Noreaga is 33. Actress Natalia Cigliuti is 32.

People in the news
Kanye West:‘I bled hard’ over Swift debacle
NEW YORK — Hip-hop star Kanye West is still feeling the pain over his trophy grab from Taylor Swift last year — and he’s expressing his pain all over Twitter. West unleashed a torrent of emotions on his official Twitter account Saturday, acknowledging once again that he was wrong for jumping on stage, taking the trophy that Swift won at the MTV Video Music Awards and saying that it should have gone to Beyonce. But the rapper-producer said that he has experienced enormous pain, been the subject of death wishes and suffered tremendous setback to his career. “How deep is the scar ... I bled hard ... cancelled tour with the number one pop star in the world ... closed the doors of my clothing office,” he tweeted. The multiplatinum, Grammy-winning superstar had been one of the decade’s most successful and critically acclaimed stars, despite sometimes boorish behavior and meltdowns at other awards shows when things did not go his way. However, when he upstaged Swift — the then-teenage darling of pop and country music worlds —the public had had enough. There was tremendous backlash against West — even President Barack Obama was caught calling him a “jackass.” At the time, he went on Jay Leno’s prime-time show to apologize and said he still had not recovered from his mother’s death two years prior. He said he would be taking time off from the public eye. That time off came sooner than expected. He canceled a joint tour with Lady Gaga that fall, apparently due to low ticket sales. On Twitter, West talked about the backlash. “I’m the guy who at one point could perform the Justin Timberlake on stage and everyone would be sooo happy that I was there,” he wrote. After the incident, he said, “People tweeted that they wish I was dead ... No listen. They wanted me to die people. I carry that. I smile and take pictures through that.” West said he’s now “ready to get out of my own way. The ego is overdone.” Simon Cowell out the door at “American Idol.” Her departure leaves Randy Jackson, who’s been with the singing contest from the start, the last judge standing, for now. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are the reported front-runners for the panel. Entertainment mogul Simon Fuller, creator of the British show “Pop Idol” that was the template for the U.S. series he produces, called DioGuardi a standout songwriter whom he planned to work with in music “for many years to come.” DioGuardi, whose exit had been rumored, is a hit machine whose songs have been recorded by Gwen Stefani, Faith Hill, Marc Anthony and others, including past “Idol” winners. “I felt like I won the lottery when I joined ‘American Idol’ two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave ‘Idol,”’ DioGuardi said in a statement Friday, calling her experience as a judge on the show “amazing.” Her statement, issued by Fox, didn’t elaborate on her reasons for leaving. Her contract reportedly had a one-year option remaining that the network could have exercised.

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Monday • Sept. 6, 2010


The building of Treasure Island
orth of the Yerba Buena Island, in the Bay between San Francisco and Oakland, was a long-known maritime obstruction called Yerba Buena Shoals. The shoals posed a sailing problem due to their shallow draft and had to be avoided by ships or they would get stuck. Right after the Great Depression hit the United States, in the early 1930s, Joseph Dixon suggested to the business community of San Francisco that this would be a good time for a world’s fair in San Francisco. It would be a great draw for business and put a lot of unemployed people to work. Others knocked the idea around and the suggestion that these shoals could be built up with dredging from the Bay floor, thus creating a perfect man-made island for an airport and a fair. The Bay Bridge construction was in progress to the south of the shoals, through Yerba Buena Island and would be ideal for transportation to the island by fairgoers. In addition to automobile traffic to the island, the San Francisco Ferry Terminal offered ferry service as well as Oakland Mole (ferry docks) that serviced the Key System. The idea of a fair started becoming an obsession with the public and action was initiated that would transform this part of the Bay forever. The mayor, Angelo Rossi, appointed Leland Cutler to work on a funding project for the world’s fair. Cutler managed to secure $3.8 million from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for the purpose of building a new airport for San Francisco. More funding was secured for the fair project that would eventually cost $40 million. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WPA, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Public Works Administration, working together, began construction of Treasure Island on Feb. 11, 1936. A boulder retaining wall (using over 287,000 tons of rock) with a three-mile perimeter was to surround the one-and-a-half mile long and half-a-mile wide area where 25 million cubic yards of dredged Bay bottom would be dumped until the island was completed. Barges, dredgers, drillers, cranes and lifts went to work dredging, digging and dumping the sand and dirt from the Bay in a day-and-night operation. The name “Treasure Island” was coined for the island due to the trace of gold that had been washed down from the gold fields during the Gold Rush. The gold in this small amount was not economically recoverable. In August 1936, a groundbreaking ceremony on Treasure Island, with California Gov. Frank Merriam officiating, took place. With solid ground to stand on, a rail line was constructed on the island that connected with the barge system that brought construction supplies to the island. Before the shoal fill project was completed



It was a race to complete both Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge in the late 1930s.
on Aug. 24, 1937, the permanent administration and air terminal building and two airport hangers were completed on the south, solid part of the island. A causeway connecting Treasure Island to Yerba Buena Island had to be constructed as well as ramps connecting the causeway to the Bay Bridge. The time between Aug. 24, 1937 and opening date in February 1939 was a period of hectic activity on the island. Douglas fir planks were used to construct the temporary buildings that would be coated with colored stucco. Ninety-foot pilings were driven into the ground to secure the Tower of the Sun. The 400-foot tall Tower of the Sun surrounded the Court of Honor which was to be the centerpiece and dominate the fair scene. It was essentially completed by August 1938. As one left the Tower of the Sun, an exciting, wonderful adventure awaited the curious. The Court of Seven Seas led to the north and the statue of Pacifica and the west ferry terminal. To the south, the Court of the Moon led to the Enchanted Gardens overlooking the Port of the Trade Winds where the Clipper Ships landed. The path to the east led to the Court of Flowers. If this was too exhausting to walk, you could ride the Elephant Train around the island. The Food and Beverage Building was only a few yards away where you could get refreshments. Refreshed, you could then explore the dozens of other exhibits on the island as you made your way to the Gateway where carnival experiences awaited you. Double Ferris wheels lifted you above the island scene and after that, the Sally Rand exhibition presented her raucous entertainment. There was something for everybody and the patrons came by the millions by the time the exposition closed in September 1940. Dec. 7, 1941 changed everything. What was to become the new San Francisco airport Twin Dolphin Drive shortly before noon on Thursday, killing all three people on board, two men and a woman. One of the men has been identified by colleagues as 91-year-old Robert Borrmann, the founder of R.E. Borrmann’s Steel Co. in East Palo Alto. The San Mateo County coroner’s office on Friday identified the woman as 47-year-old Daly City resident Adelina Urbina-Suarez. The second man’s name has not yet been released. The crash happened just after the plane took off from the nearby San Carlos Airport. It reached an altitude of about 652 feet before it went down, Huhn said. He said the pilot had been in contact with air traffic controllers and had planned to turn to the left but ended up traveling right, according to witness statements. The plane then took a nosedive into the lagoon. became a major Pacific Coast naval base. The island became a massive receiving station for troops for the Pacific Theater. After the war in 1945, the Navy continued to use its facilities until September 1997 when the island passed into the control of the city of San Francisco.
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold Fredricks appears in the Monday edition of the Daily Journal.

Local brief
Cause of plane crash still a mystery
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are working to determine what caused a small plane to crash into the Redwood Shores Lagoon on Thursday. The remnants of the aircraft, a Beech 65 Queen Air, were removed from the lagoon on Friday and are being transported to a facility in Sacramento where they will be examined. NTSB air safety investigator Michael Huhn said Saturday the key parts of the plane have been recovered from the water. “All the components to date have been accounted for,” Huhn said. “The engines did separate on impact but they were recovered as well.” The aircraft plunged into the lagoon near


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Monday • Sept. 6, 2010


City considers fee on alcohol


San Francisco city leaders are set to consider levying a fee on alcohol that would go to cover some of the costs linked to drinking too much. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on imposing the fee on wholesalers and distributors that would add about 3 cents to a 12-ounce

bottle of beer, 4.5 cents to a 6-ounce glass of wine and 3.5 cents to a standard drink with 1.5 ounces of hard alcohol. The proposed fee would pull in about $16 million a year, according to the city’s controller’s office. The money would be used to help cover expenses taxpayers pay for emergency room visits that go unpaid, prevention programs, a sobering center and ambulance transports.

Police reports
Honey, I’m home
A man requested that the police accompany him to retrieve clothing from the home of his ex-wife, whom he feared would react with hostility to his arrival on the 1000 block of Rollins Road in Burlingame before 8:12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.

Burglary. A burglar was seen running from a residence n the 100 block of Lyndhurst Avenue before 10:37 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. Disturbance. An officer responded to two motorists engaged in road rage at the corner of Holly Street and El Camino Real before 8:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. Stolen vehicle. A vehicle was stolen on the 1900 block of Greenwood Avenue before 7:14 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31. Petty theft. A purse was stolen from the park on 900 block of Chestnut Street before 12:41 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31. Petty theft. An individual was going through recyclables on the 3300 block of Brittan Avenue before 5:38 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30. Grand theft. An individual was stealing tools from the storage area of a construction site on the 1500 block of Industrial Road before 7:11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30. Auto burglary. Someone smashed the passenger’s side window of a vehicle and took a purse on the 1600 block of Industrial Road before 7:43 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. Suspicious person. An individual opened the side gate on the 2000 block of Cedar Street before 12:06 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25.


Verbal argument. A man and a woman were screaming at each other on the 1100 block of Bayshore Avenue before 3:58 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. Information only. A woman with power of attorney over her parents’ estate feared her father, brother and a caregiver were taking poor care of her mother on the 200 block of Bancroft Road before 9:01 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. Vandalism. A man was caught on camera breaking into a building on the 500 block of Airport Boulevard before 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31. Brandishing weapon. A hand gun was brandished from a vehicle on the 1800 block of El Camino Real before 1:01 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Above,the Cougar Cadet Drumline from Alameda perform at the 40th Annual Art and Wine Festival in Millbrae on Saturday.Left,Sue Morris from Burlingame looking at tie-dyed T-shirts from "A High Standard of Dyeing" in Millbrae Saturday.


Monday • Sept. 6, 2010



Oracle,ex-HP CEO Hurd in talks for job
By Jordan Robertson

SAN FRANCISCO — Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd is in talks to take a top executive job at Oracle Corp., the database software maker run by his friend Larry Ellison, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions said Sunday. It wasn’t immediately clear what job Hurd would take. But the person told The Associated Press that Ellison, the only person to serve as Oracle’s CEO since he founded the company 33 years ago, wouldn’t be leaving that post. This person emphasized that the talks were not yet finalized. The person was not authorized to

discuss the confidential negotiations and spoke on condition of anonymity. The possibility of Hurd landing at Oracle isn’t a surprise. Ellison was Mark Hurd vocal in coming to Hurd’s defense after Hurd’s sudden resignation Aug. 6 in the wake of a sexual harassment investigation. Hurd’s resignation was stunning because he was widely praised on Wall Street. Investors praised his cost-cutting; HP announced about 50,000 job cuts over the five years Hurd was

CEO. Wall Street also liked that he engineered more than $20 billion in acquisitions, which helped HP reduce its dependence on printer ink for the bulk of its profits. HP is now a major player in technology services and computer networking. Those traits could help Hurd at Oracle, which is also known for aggressive dealmaking and cost cuts. Hurd would also join Oracle at an interesting juncture for both companies. Oracle, the No. 1 database software maker, and HP, the No. 1 personal computer and printer maker, are longtime partners that are increasingly squaring off against each other. Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems

last year made it a competitor to HP in the market for computer servers. The Wall Street Journal reported on Hurd’s job talks with Oracle earlier. In coming to Hurd’s defense following his resignation, Ellison called HP’s decision to oust Hurd the worst personnel decision since Apple Inc. forced out Steve Jobs — another of Ellison’s friends — 25 years ago. Jobs later returned and lifted Apple out of a funk, turning it onto a top maker of consumer-electronics products. Ellison has said the HP board’s decision to publicly disclose the harassment claim against Hurd amounted to “cowardly corporate political correctness,” as the board had found that Hurd didn’t violate the company’s sexual

harassment policies. The investigation unearthed inaccurate expense reports connected with Hurd’s outings with his eventual accuser, an actress and HP contractor named Jodie Fisher. The substance of her claim was that her work helping organize HP events dried up after she rebuffed Hurd’s advances. Hurd, 53, who is married with two children, denies making any advances on Fisher. Hurd also insists he didn’t prepare his own expenses and didn’t try to conceal his outings with Fisher, which often included dinner after the events Fisher helped organize and that Hurd attended. HP has emphasized that its board voted unanimously for Hurd’s resignation.

Greenest state behind the waste-to-energy race

LONG BEACH — Government officials from around the world used to come to this port city to catch a glimpse of the future: Two-story piles of trash would disappear into a furnace and eventually be transformed into electricity to power thousands of homes.

Nowadays, it’s U.S. officials going to Canada, Japan and parts of Western Europe to see the latest advances. The Long Beach plant, for all its promise when it began operations roughly 20 years ago, still churns out megawatts. But it is a relic, a symbol of how California, one of America’s greenest states, fell behind other countries in the development of trash-

to-energy technology. “I am having a hard time explaining why California is so far behind,” said Eugene Tseng Tseng, a University of California, Los Angeles law professor who spent the last three months leading delegations on overseas tours. While so-called biorefineries have blossomed abroad, concerns that technique would undermine recy-

cling efforts and create worse air pollution stalled efforts in California. With space for garbage dumps dwindling, proponents of a new breed of the technology hope to win over detractors. Los Angeles County officials want to build three plants at a total cost of $200 million to demonstrate how far the technology has come as they

scramble for alternatives to closing the world’s largest landfill and shipping trash four hours by rail to an abandoned goldmine near the Mexico border. If they prove successful at reducing waste and producing power, there’s no guarantee they’ll usher in a new wave of garbage-gobbling technology.



Monday • Sept. 6, 2010


‘Censored’bar won’t stop online prostitution
By Dan Strumf

NEW YORK — Craigslist’s “adult services” section has been shut down in the U.S., but prostitution on the Internet is alive and well — even, quite possibly, on Craigslist. Users of the website and its CEO grouse that the Internet is still full of sites where people can find prostitutes. As for the massive online classifieds site itself, many personal ads, which remain on the site, appear to be thinly veiled solicitations of sex for sale. State attorneys general had pressed Craigslist to do more to block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution, and hailed the com-

pany’s decision to take down its adult services section on Saturday. But like other illegal online activities targeted with prosecution or lawsuits, including gambling, child pornography and unauthorized music downloads, shutting down one outlet simply sends many users running to others. John Palfrey, a Harvard University law professor and codirector of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, said the move from Craigslist was still a victory because it moved the ads off a highly visible location. “Will people be able to find these ads online? The answer is almost certainly,” he said. “Will they be able to find these on legitimate sites? I think the answer is probably

not.” It’s unclear if the shutdown is permanent. A black bar reading “censored” remained in place on the company’s U.S. late Jim Buckmaster pages Sunday. Erotic services ads on non-U.S. sites were still active. Neither Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster nor a company spokeswoman responded to e-mails and phone calls seeking comment on Sunday. The company previously said it would issue a statement on the matter, without saying when. U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San

Mateo said the move by Craigslist would help curtail child sex trafficking. “The site is down but not forgotten. We can’t forget the victims, we can’t rest easy. Child sex trafficking continues and lawmakers need to fight future machinations of internet-driven sites that peddle children.” Attorneys general from 17 states sent Craiglist a letter last month demanding that it take down its adult services section, saying the company was not doing enough to deter prostitution and child trafficking. Whether Craigslist could be found liable is a murky legal issue, but pressure on the company grew after some highly publicized inci-

dents where authorities said encounters set up through Craigslist ended in violence and even death. A former medical student, Philip Markoff, was accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craiglist. He committed suicide last month in the Boston jail where he was awaiting trial. Craigslist, which is largely free, has been under prosecutors’ scrutiny for years. It tried to police the postings on its adult services page by charging a fee to post the ads and requiring them to be vetted and approved. The section carried ads for a variety of erotic services, including personal massages and a night’s companionship, which critics say veered into prostitution. icate task of determining a person’s race. “The whole flaw in the system is that it’s premised upon being an Indian defendant or Indian victim, and yet we have no clear-cut definition of who an Indian is,” said BJ Jones, director of the Tribal Judicial Institute at The University of North Dakota law school.

Wolf killings set to expand

Nation briefs
Race complicates reservation crime fight
SAN FRANCISCO — For more than two hours on the night of May 16, 2007, Shane Maggi terrorized a Native American couple at their home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, pistol whipping them and firing bullets above the husband’s head. Maggi, who suspected the couple had stolen his drugs, was convicted by a federal jury in 2008 and sentenced to more than 42 years in prison. But an appellate court here found Maggi did not meet its definition of a Native American and, as a result, had been prosecuted under the wrong federal statute. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Maggi’s conviction in March. The case illustrates a hazard of the complex legal system used to mete out justice on American Indian reservations — a system that relies largely on race to determine jurisdiction, and then charges police and prosecutors with the sometimes del-

BILLINGS, Mont. — Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite two recent court actions that restored the animal’s endangered status in every state except Alaska and Minnesota. Various proposals would gas pups in their dens, surgically sterilize adult wolves and allow “conserva-

tion” or “research” hunts to drive down the predators’ numbers. Once poisoned to near-extermination in the lower 48 states, wolves made a remarkable comeback over the last two decades under protection of the Endangered Species Act. But as packs continue to multiply their taste for livestock and big game herds coveted by hunters has stoked a rising backlash. Wildlife officials say that without public wolf hunting, they need greater latitude to eliminate problem

packs. Montana and Idaho held inaugural hunts last year but an August court ruling scuttled their plans for 2010. “As the wolf populations increase, the depredations increase and the number of wolf removals will increase. It’s very logical,” said Mark Collinge, Idaho director for Wildlife Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture branch that removes problem wolves, typically by shooting them from aircraft.

Speaker-in-waiting Boehner balances GOP factions
WASHINGTON — John Boehner could walk down most American streets without turning a head. But the perpetually tanned, chainsmoking Ohioan might be the next House speaker and a huge force in national politics, trying to manage an increasingly libertarian-leaning Republican caucus while leading the opposition to President Barack Obama. For those who know Boehner (pronounced BAY’-nur), the question is which version of the House Republican leader will emerge as speaker if the GOP takes at least 40 seats from Democrats in November.

Backyard volunteers helping track firefly numbers

The yellow-green streaks of fireflies that bring a magical air to summer nights, inspire camp songs and often end up in jars in children’s bedrooms may be flickering out in the nation’s backyards as suburban sprawl encroaches on their habitats. Scientists concerned by reports from the public that they are seeing

fewer of the luminous insects each summer have turned to a network of backyard volunteers spanning much of the nation to track their range and numbers. Their observations may shed light on whether fireflies are indeed declining — a trend that could dwindle the targets for the childhood rite of passage of chasing fireflies. As this weekend marks summer’s unofficial end in America, the Firefly

Watch volunteers’ work is winding down now that the insects’annual light show is over in all but southern states. Helen Mester of South Bend, Ind., is one of about 700 volunteers who entered observations this summer of firefly numbers, the color of their lights and flash patterns into the online database maintained by Firefly Watch, which is sponsored by the Boston Museum of Science.


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Guatemala mudslides turn deadly
By Moises Castillo

NAHUALA, Guatemala — Torrential rains from a tropical depression caused landslides that have killed at least 38 people in Guatemala — some of them rescuers trying to save people already buried under a wall of mud. In the village of Nahuala, about 200 rescue workers suspended the search for bodies Sunday afternoon after heavy rain fell in the area, Civil Protection spokesman David de Leon said. Two slides in the same spot in the town of Nahuala killed at least 20


Rescue workers remove a landslide victim in La Cumbre de Alaska Sunday.

along a highway leading northwest of the capital toward Mexico. Another slide closer to Guatemala City killed at least 12. “We will return when the rain ceases,” De Leon said. “It is difficult and dangerous to continue with the search.” Suagustino Pascual Tuy, a Nahuala police officer, said he and several others rushed to the highway with picks and shovels after hearing radio reports of the fallen earth, which had buried two pickup trucks and a bus at kilometer 171 of the Inter-American highway. Pascual Tuy said the crowds were able to rescue several people alive

including his nephew, who was driving one of the pickups. “He is in critical condition, but thank God we were able to get him out alive,” he said. Pascual Tuy said people were still digging through the rubble when the mountain above them began crackling. He shouted a warning, but moments later the second slide buried a number of rescuers. Pascual Tuy ran for his life and the slide only caught his legs. “The mountain was making noise like an earthquake, but people wouldn’t leave,” he said. “They were being stubborn and didn’t get out.”

Crisis looms over Israeli settlements

World briefs
Congo boat catches fire, capsizes; 200 feared dead
KINSHASA, Congo — A survivor of a boat capsize in central Congo says at least 200 people are feared dead after the engine caught fire and led the vessel to overturn. Survivor Fabrice Muamba says the boat capsized into the Kasai River late Saturday. He says the boat was also carrying many drums full of fuel through Kasai Occidental Province. He says he thinks 15 people were able to swim to safety. Congo is a vast country of jungles and huge rivers in Central Africa with little more than 300 miles (480 kilometers) of paved road. Many people prefer to take boats even if they do not know how to swim. The boats are often in poor repair and filled beyond capacity, and the industry is not well-regulated.

Former Saddam confidante says he’ll die in prison
BAGHDAD — The man who once served as the international face of Saddam Hussein’s regime predicts he’ll die in an Iraqi prison, citing his old age and lengthy prison sentence. During a brief interview with the Associated Press Sunday, Tariq Aziz said that considering he is 74 and facing a lengthy prison sentence, he will likely die in prison.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Just days after Mideast peace talks began in Washington, the first major crisis is already looming: Israel hinted Sunday it will ease restrictions on building in West Bank settlements, while the Palestinian president warned he’ll quit the talks if Israel resumes construction. Israel’s 10-month-old slowdown

on new building in settlements expires Sept. 26, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a tough choice. If he extends the freeze, he risks breaking up his hardline coalition. If he lifts the restrictions, he risks getting blamed for derailing negotiations and disrupting President Barack Obama’s Mideast peace efforts soon after they began. The Israeli prime minister struck an unusually conciliatory tone dur-

ing the Washington peace summit and again on Sunday, when he briefed his Cabinet about his 2 1/2hour meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the U.S. capital. Once a fervent opponent of Palestinian statehood, Netanyahu said Sunday he wants negotiations to succeed after 17 years of failed attempts. He also called for creative solutions to complicated problems, although he did not elaborate.

BBC: Basque separatists ETA announce cease fire
LONDON — The BBC is reporting that the Basque separatist militant group ETA has issued a video declaring a cease fire. A clip shown by the British broadcaster shows three masked militants. The BBC says the video declares that ETA has decided not to carry out armed operations.

French bid to ban veils worries allies, tourists

PARIS — Protests in Pakistan, al-Qaida warnings, skittish Muslim tourists: France’s plan to do away with burqa-style veils is already reverberating far beyond its borders.

A bill to outlaw face veils, aimed at upholding French republican values, is expected to win Senate approval this month. If it passes this key hurdle, French diplomats will face a tough task ensuring the ban doesn’t alienate governments, deter

devout foreign shoppers loaded with cash, or provoke Islamist terrorists. It’s a complex challenge for a country that works relentlessly to preserve its global diplomatic influence, its cherished secular ideals, and its status as the world’s top tourist destination.

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Labor Day?
he contrast between revived profits and stunted job growth is stunning. From late 2007 to late 2009, payroll employment dropped nearly 8.4 million. Since then, the economy has recovered a scant 11 percent of those lost jobs. Companies are doing better than workers; that’s a defining characteristic of today’s economy, ” Robert J. Samuelson, “Newsweek,” Aug. 2, 2010. Imagine you’ve been out of a job for well over a year and you have a wife and family. You and your wife had agreed that she’d stay home with your two young children until they go to school. Since you’ve been unemployed, your wife has found a job as a sales person, but no way does she bring home enough money to pay the mortgage, the payment on the car, or even pay off some of your maxedout credit cards. When you got married 10 years ago, you felt like you needed to keep up with your friends who bought roomy new homes in a development many miles out of town. You are mortgaged to the hilt. You and your wife believed that “having it all” is the American way, so have spent a lot and saved nothing so you could “keep up with the Joneses.” And, of course, you didn’t want to deny yourself or your family anything. You thought you were living the “American Dream” and figured it would continue that way. You had been led to believe that with your college degree you’d never have to worry about unemployment. You have no

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Hill votes against the public interest
Editor, I read in the “Government Watch” section in the Aug. 28 edition of the Daily Journal that Assemblyman Jerry Hill’s bill, AB 814, passed the Assembly and was sent to the governor. All well and good. However, what was more interesting was what the feature did not report, and that is that Mr. Hill voted no on SB 1275, a homeowner protection bill sponsored by Assemblyman Mark Leno of San Francisco. According the Aug. 27 San Francisco Chronicle, our San Mateo County assemblyman was one of a handful of Bay Area Assembly members who voted no on this bill, essentially voting against the public interest and siding with the corporate banking industry, the very industry that is responsible for the most devastating economic crisis since the Great Depression. I hope that Assemblyman Hill changes his vote to protect homeowners, and not mortgage lenders. to maintain a single, united country, and went it on to completion in 1869. That gigantic project required major investments. The railroad interests demanded — and were given — vast property rights along the entire route. Whoops — not satisfied with the “goodies” rained on investors, they were exposed in the Credit Mobilier scandal that uncovered corruption beyond belief. Later, Frank Norris revisited the greed of railroad owners in California who believed it was their inherent right to charge farmers “all that the traffic will bear,” to move farmers’ produce, regardless of their ability to pay the freight, retain farm ownership and care for their families. More recently, during my railcommute experience, whenever Caltrain solicited input during lawfully-required public hearings, Caltrain managers always responded to suggested modifications to their “proposed” plans with, “Oh, that’s already been decided — there can be no changes to plans that are set in stone.” Today, the same pattern prevails regarding the high-speed train on the Peninsula — “There can be no changes to the plan.” Worse, there will be no stop in Palo Alto — unless we provide a vast parking lot, with major loss of downtown property — at our expense. Recently, we erroneously labeled financial institutions as being “Too big to fail.” Now the railroads have taken the hubristic attitude that “They are too big to oppose.” Enough with the hubris — no way the high-speed train should operate anywhere on the Peninsula — there’s plenty of territory in the East Bay, where it can stop at, or near Oakland, and continue on to the state capital. Ruben Contreras Palo Alto to taking property taxes as described in the article. How can we say to the electorate that it’s OK to take money from the public treasury and use it in ways that were not specified by the 1946 assessment. Even though the money is distributed for the good of the community, the purpose for which it is collected no longer exists. If allowed to stand then won’t government officials justify future appropriations using the same logic? As an analogy, I submit its like a landlord who continues to receive Social Security checks after a tenant has passed on. Even though the purpose the money is used for is noble, it doesn’t make it right and some might say even criminal. The activity has been going on for 15 years. The Sequoia Healthcare District Board has received over $100 million by my reckoning that should have gone for other purposes. Consider that when governments agencies practice this type of behavior it only encourages others to follow suit. The district board should set a better example for others in government and in the community. Shouldn’t the district board let the voters decide if the assessment should be continued or modified? Personally, I believe the district attorney should investigate and file charges against the board for misappropriation of public funds. However, I rather doubt that will ever happen. The district board should have refused accepting any more tax money the day the sale of the hospital was final.

A taxing situation
Editor, Regarding Mr. Faro’s comments (“Slate wants to end property tax taking,” in the Aug. 30 edition of the Daily Journal), that’s “taxation without representation.” Why should taxpayers give their hard earned dollars to a group of individuals to re-distribute them to various charities of their own choosing. Disbanding the Sequoia Healthcare District would make a lot of common sense. Unfortunately, as past experience shows, once a tax is created it becomes very difficult if not impossible for politicians to give it up. Faro and a couple of his associates seem to know better how to spend taxpayers’ money. It is insulting to say the least. Listen to the civil grand jury guys: “Continued receipt of property taxes is inappropriate considering the district no longer owns Sequoia Hospital”!

E. J. Berick San Mateo

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Editor, There can be no further doubt — hubris is a permanently embedded characteristic in the DNA of railroads. Sure, the transcontinental railroad was a major — beneficial — development. Amazingly, it was approved during the Lincoln administration while we were engaged in a costly, brutal struggle

Oscar Lopez-Guerra San Mateo

Sequoia and its taxes
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Business brief
Attorney: JetBlue attendant in NYC flap resigned
NEW YORK — A flight attendant who captured America’s attention when he told off a plane full of passengers and then slid down an emergency chute resigned from his job last week and wasn’t fired, his lawyer said Sunday. Steven Slater left the job at JetBlue Airways Corp. on Wednesday, after he had been suspended following the onboard antics he was charged with committing last month, attorney Daniel J. Horwitz said. JetBlue had said Saturday that Slater was no longer an employee but didn’t give any details, which prompted online speculation he had been fired.

New challenge for iPhone
By Joe McDonald

BEIJING — East Asia is the world’s electronics factory, yet unless they are Japanese, producers are largely anonymous. Now HTC Corp., a Taiwanese maker of smart phones, is moving out of the shadows and trying to establish its own brand name as it competes with Apple’s iPhone. HTC supplies U.S. carriers Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile but says a year ago only one in 10 Americans knew its name. With the help of marketing by cellular carriers and HTC’s own television ads during the baseball World Series, HTC says that number is up to 40 percent. “We want to be one of the leaders,” said John Wang, the 13-year-old company’s chief marketing officer. In trying to establish a global brand, HTC is following in the footsteps of another Taiwanese company, Acer Inc., which is battling Dell Inc. for the title of second-largest personal computer maker. Other rising Taiwanese technology names include software producer Trend Micro Inc. and Asustek Computer Inc., a maker of PCs and cell phones.

HTC’s path to its own brand has been complicated by U.S. carriers’ preference for many years to market its phones under their own brands. That started to change in 2007, and the “HTC” brand started showing up on phones, as carriers figured that the company had some cachet among early adopters that they could capitalize on. HTC phones on the U.S. market include the Droid Incredible, sold by Verizon Wireless, the HD2, sold by T-Mobile USA, and the Hero, sold by Sprint Nextel Corp. Even now, HTC is careful to avoid straining ties with carriers by promoting its own identity too aggressively. Such ties are crucial in the United States, Japan and other markets where carriers usually pick which phones to offer. In Europe and elsewhere, customers pick their own phones and buy service separately. “I don’t think it should ever become a ’destination phone,’ because that is very arrogant,” Wang said. The company’s slogan, “Quietly Brilliant,” expresses both modesty and pride. Apple, of course, is anything but quiet, and HTC sets itself apart from the U.S.-based giant in other ways, too. In contrast to lookalike iPhones, HTC

tries to make handsets for every taste, some with slide-out keyboards, others with touch screens. While Apple has its own online store, HTC focuses on phones while carriers pick which music and applications to offer. “This is positioning the vendor almost diametrically against the increasing perception of Apple as an egotistical and domineering company,” Seth WallisJones, an analyst for IHS Global Insight, said in an e-mail. “This is a contrast to a company that wants to do one phone only and say, ‘This is the one and you are going to love it and if you don’t, there is something wrong with you,”’ Wang said. In the U.S., HTC made a splash this summer by producing the first phone, the EVO 4G, that’s able to use a fourth-generation wireless data network. It’s sold by Sprint. HTC also manufactured Google Inc.’s first phone, the Nexus One. “These really put the brand into the spotlight in the United States,” said Wallis-Jones. Still, Apple has a daunting sales lead and HTC also faces competition from South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co., Nokia Corp. and other rivals.

Key oil spill evidence raised to Gulf’s surface
By Harry R. Weber

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — A crane hoisted a key piece of oil spill evidence to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, giving investigators their first chance to personally scrutinize the blowout preventer, the massive piece of equipment that failed to stop the gusher four months ago. It took 29 1/2 hours to lift the 50-foot, 300-ton blowout preventer from a mile beneath the sea to the surface. The fivestory high device breached the water’s surface at 6:54 p.m. CDT, and looked largely intact with black stains on the yellow metal. FBI agents were among the 137 peo-

ple aboard the Helix Q4000 vessel, taking photos and video of the device. They will escort it back to a NASA facility in Louisiana for analysis. The AP was the only news outlet with a print reporter and photographer on board the ship. The blowout preventer was placed into a metal contraption specifically designed to hold it at 9:16 p.m. CDT Saturday. As it was maneuvered into place, crew members were silent and water dripped off the device. Crews had been delayed raising the device after icelike crystals — called hydrates — formed on it. The device couldn’t be safely lifted from the water until the hydrates melted because the hydrates are combustible, said Darin

Hilton, the captain of the Helix Q4000. Hydrates form when gases such as methane mix with water under high pressure and cold temperatures. The crystals caused BP PLC problems in May, when hydrates formed on a 100ton, four-story dome the company tried to place over the leak to contain it. As a large hatch opened up on the Helix to allow the blowout preventer to pass through, several hundred feet of light sheen could be seen near the ship, though crews weren’t exactly sure what it was. The April 20 explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon killed 11 workers and led to 206 million gallons of oil spewing from BP PLC’s undersea well.

Want cheapskates to spend? Hawk gizmos that save
By Anne D’Innocenzio

NEW YORK — How do you get penny pinchers to spend these days? Pitch products that promise to save them money. Demand is rising for kitchen and bath gadgets that squeeze out that last blob of toothpaste and help get the suds out of tiny slivers of soap. Marketers of these gizmos tout how the pennies they save by reducing waste can add up. Retailers are stocking up. During the Great Recession, penny pinchers got even cheaper, while showing the newly frugal how it’s done. Cheapskate gadgets may be a sign of the times, but they’re also a sign of how product makers and retailers are trying to get people back in the spending habit. Big companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and The Container Store and a longtime “As Seen on TV” pitchman are stocking up on items claiming to help people save a buck, such as: • Caps that keep the fizz in opened soda cans. • Digital day counters: Gizmos that count the days and hours food has been in the refrigerator, to help keep track of when that milk might be in danger of going bad. • New, stylish versions of pants extenders that let people wear their clothes even when they gain or lose weight. A.J. Khubani, the man behind many “As Seen on TV” gadgets such as the PedEgg foot scraper, is making cheapskate gimmicks a priority at his company Telebrands, one of the nation’s top direct-response TV marketing companies. More than half of Telebrands’ gadgets, sold online and at 90,000 stores, are now focused on helping shoppers be cheap. Khubani, who has been traveling around the country to meet inventors, is speeding up the number of new products he’s launching to every 30 days from every 60 days.

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Serra walloped in opener
De La Salle rolls to 45-7 win
By Emanuel Lee

With a healthy-sized 63-man roster, stout linemen and athletic skill players, the Serra High football team certainly passes the eye test. But while looking the part may be good enough to intimidate above average teams, it certainly won’t cut

it against the likes of a national powerhouse like De La Salle. The Spartans proved once again why they’re a class above any team in the Bay Area, rolling to a 45-7 win over the host Padres on Saturday in the season-opener for both teams. “I don’t really have more to say than they’re just better than we are,” Serra coach Patrick Walsh said. “We

have a lot of things to look over and questions to answer, but at the end of the day, they just beat us.” The final score was more of an indication of just how good De La Salle is as opposed to how Serra played. Granted, the Padres missed several tackles and didn’t finish their blocks, but the Spartans would’ve probably made any team in the West Catholic Athletic League look bad over the weekend. It’s not as if De La Salle ever left,

but in the last couple of years it somewhat fell off the radar from being a bona-fide top-five national team. This season, however, the Spartans are ready to rise back to upper-echelon national prominence, and Saturday was Exhibit A in that regard. De La Salle made a solid Serra team look downright ordinary, which is hard to do. The Padres were never in this one, trailing 45-0 before scoring their only points on a

70-yard touchdown run from Erich Wilson with 7:22 remaining. At that point, the Spartans had most of their first-string defensive starters on the sideline. With the exception of the late scoring TD run, Wilson was pretty much bottled up. He finished with 133 yards on 16 carries, but found little room against a powerful DLS defense. Time and again, the

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Murray goes down at U.S. Open
By Eddie Pells

NEW YORK — Any time now, Andy Murray will break through and become Britain’s next Grand Slam champion. Or so the theory goes. The fourth-seeded Murray, expected by many to make a deep run at this year’s U.S. Open, instead made his second straight earlier-than-expected exit from Flushing Meadows — losing to No. 25 Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday in the third round. Wawrinka rallied from a break down late in the second set for a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 upset — a loss certain to be picked apart by the tennis-loving fans back home. “I have no idea of whether I’ll win a Grand Slam or not,” Murray said. “I want to. But if I never win one, then what? If I give 100 percent, try my best, physically work as hard as I can, practice as much as I can, then that’s all I can do.” Murray is trying to become the first British man to win a Grand Slam tournament since 1936. He was a popular pick this year, based on trips to the finals at Flushing Meadows two years ago and this year’s Australian Open, along with a championship in Montreal last month in which he beat both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Instead, the loss to Wawrinka goes with a fourth-round exit last year when, as the No. 2 seed, he was upset by Marin Cilic. The promise of a deep run this year for Murray slipped away quickly after the second set. The 23-year-old Scot needed the trainer twice after that — once for tightness in his quad, another when he felt tingling in his right elbow. But he didn’t blame the injuries. “He played better than me,” Murray said. “There’s not a whole lot more to it.” It will, however, be sliced and diced back home, where his every success and failure is recorded in exacting detail. In addition to asking about his injury (not an issue, he said), his physical condition (in as

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Andy Murray of Britain reacts after a missed shot during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the U.S.Open tennis tournament in New York Sunday.

NL West-leading Padres lose 10th straight

SAN DIEGO — No matter what they try, the San Diego Padres just keep losing. The NL West-leading Padres lost their 10th straight game Sunday as Melvin Mora hit a go-ahead single that sent the Colorado Rockies to a 4-2 win. “We have a sense of urgency right now,” Padres pitcher Clayton Richard said. “We have a special opportunity and we are going to do every thing in our control to take

advantage of it.” Mora’s tiebreaking hit in the seventh inning gave Colorado its 10th win in 14 games. The Rockies pulled within 4 1/2 games of the slumping Padres. The Padres, who have led the division virtually the entire season, have seen their seasonhigh 6 1/2 game lead on Aug. 25 nearly evaporate. San Diego began the day with a twogame edge over San Francisco, which played a night game at Dodger Stadium. San Diego has not won since a 9-3 victory

over last-place Arizona at home on Aug. 25. Since then, the Padres have been outscored 55-23 and have watched their top-rated pitching staff and defense falter, along with an offense devoid of key hits. “We’re in games but we’re not generating the big hit, not generating the offense to get us over the top,” San Diego manager Bud Black said. “We have to turn this around. It’s in us because I’ve seen it. But we haven’t done it

OAKLAND — Bobby Abreu and Mike Napoli helped the Los Angeles Angels find the power that’s been missing from their lineup. Abreu and Napoli each hit two-run home runs, leading the Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, avoiding their first sweep by the A’s in six years. “This is the offensive day we’ve been looking for in quite some time,” Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia said. “It was a good day to get it.” Torii Hunter and Hideki Matsui also drove in runs for the Angels, who have still lost nine of their past 13 games. Ervin Santana (15-9) gave up three runs and six hits to improve to 7-2 over his last nine starts. He walked four and struck out three. “I know in years past I haven’t gotten run support,” Santana said. “I know the guys are trying to score. Maybe this is the year there’s a lot of run support for me. When you score first, it’s fun to pitch. It allows you to pitch better without adding too much pressure.” Jeff Larish drove in two runs for the A’s, who lost for the fifth time in seven games. Landon Powell and Jack Cust each added an RBI. Vin Mazzaro (6-8) lost his sixth straight decision after allowing five runs on six hits over 4 1-3 innings. He walked three and did not strike out a batter. Mazzaro, who pitched with a blister according to Powell, has given up 12 earned runs over his last eight innings and hasn’t won since July 24 against the Chicago White Sox. “He really hasn’t thrown the game that well in the last month or so,” A’s manager Bob Geren said. “The overall command of the strike zone is not where it needs to be.” Santana completed at least six innings for the 12th time in his last 14 starts and has been remarkably efficient since starting the season 1-3. He has recorded a decision in 21 of his last 22 starts. “He went out there and made good pitches,” Scioscia said. “We got six strong innings and that was good enough. He’s been very consistent and we always feel good with him on the mound.” Santana has a career 1.80 ERA against the A’s and improved to 12-3 against them in 21 appearances, 19 starts. “It’s just being in the strike zone, working ahead and working quickly,” Santana said. “Throwing fewer pitches allows you to go deeper into the game.” Abreu hit a two-run home run in the third to

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Reid said Sunday, a day after the Eagles made four trades and reached the 53-man roster limit. “I look forward to the challenge of coaching the guys. The guys look forward to the challenge of playing and learning everything and they’ve taken that attitude right from the get go. There’s been great energy. Now, on their first four possessions to make this a runaway early. They added a field goal just before halftime, going into the locker room with a commanding 31-0 lead. The Padres, meanwhile, had some success moving the ball only to see a number of promising drives fizzle near the red zone. “We certainly have to learn how to finish,” Walsh said. “We got back down there (deep in DLS territory) a few times and then we went backwards, so I have to do a better job (of coaching/playcalling) in the red zone.” Serra finished 0 for 3 on fourthdown conversion attempts, all in the second half. Padres fullback Alex Bravo was benched for the first half for disciplinary reasons, but he quickly made his presence felt on the opening possession of the third quarter. The bruising fullback took a pitch before going around left end for a 55-yard gain on the first play coming out of halftime, lowering his head and barreling a hapless DLS defender a good couple of is everything right? “No. But, we’re going to continue to work at it and get it that way. As long as that attitude stays that way and the energy level’s that way, good things happen.” The Eagles current 53-man roster also includes 20 players on the offensive and defensive lines. yards backwards at the end of his run. But other than Wilson’s TD and Bravo’s aforementioned run, Serra couldn’t sustain drives. Quarterback Andy McAlindon completed only 4-of-14 passes for 26 yards, but often times was under heavy pressure, which forced him to throw the ball away on numerous occasions. Despite the blowout loss, Walsh feels the positives overwhelmingly outweigh any negatives from playing a team like De La Salle. For one, the Padres won’t face a better team all season, and two, no matter what the score, the Spartans reveal whatever flaws you have. “No other team can (provide that) sharp of a mirror,” Walsh said. “They expose everything (about your team) ... I don’t think the outcome of this game ever really dictates the rest of the year only because they’re so good.” After six straight years of playing each other — all Spartans’ victories — De La Salle and Serra won’t be playing next season.


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good of shape as ever, he said) and his mindset as the match started slipping away (Yeah, you get frustrated in situations like those, but who wouldn’t?), Murray was asked about his unsettled coaching situaWalsh was told from the DLS side that since the Spartans only have three non-league games available now since moving to the East Bay Athletic League, their schedule had less flexibility. “I’m disappointed (we won’t play them next year because) we have an opportunity to play a nationally ranked, state perennial champion that’s (only) 40 miles away,” Walsh said. “I like tough challenges early regardless of the outcome because then you can figure out your strengths and weaknesses right off the top. And we need that going into the toughest league in the state. This is the time to look in the mirror and get better in the next nine weeks.”

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles could go into their opener at home against Green Bay with 12 rookies and five more new players from the team that earned a wild-card playoff spot last year. “It doesn’t scare me,” coach Andy

tion. “I want to improve and get better,” Murray said. “I’m obviously going to look for a coach and people that are going to help me to do that. But, I’m happy with the guys that I work with just now. They’re all very, very good at what they do. So I’m not gonna start changing everything. “I’m still looking for a coach. That’s it.”

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Spartans had several defenders pursuing the ball with relentless fury. “I think that’s one of the best — if not the best — defenses I’ve seen in the last 10 years,” said Walsh, whose offense was limited to just 269 yards compared to 490 — including 391 on the ground — for DLS. “They play with a great motor, and it’s very difficult to move the ball against them. Did we match their (effort and intensity?) No. I think we’re a better tackling team than we showed today, and I don’t think we came out flat, but we certainly didn’t match anything they did.” Said Wilson: “We got out-hit basically. The touchdown doesn’t matter because we lost. We have to basically move on from this game and get prepared for next week.” The Spartans scored touchdowns

Game stats
De La Salle 45, Serra 7 DLS 21 10 7 7 — 45 Serra 0 0 0 7 — 7 Scoring summary D — Dunne 63 run (Lyon kick) D — Shapiro 28 pass from Houston (Lyon kick)

D — Te’o 12 run (Lyon kick) D — Dunne 4 run Lyon kick) D — Lyon 26 FG D — Houston 8 run (Lyon kick) D — Pickett 6 run (Lyon kick) S — Wilson 70 run (Toms kick) Individual statistics RUSHING (carries-yards): DE LA SALLE — Dunne 10-158, Te’o 1080, Houston 7-12, Parros 9-46, Santelises 1-3, Prospero 1-3, Pickett 6-39, DeMattei 9-50. Totals 53-391. SERRA — Wilson 16-133, Bravo 9-82, McAlindon 4-10, Peruzzaro 6-17, Timko 1-1. Totals 39-243. PASSING (comp-att-yds-td-int):DE LA SALLE — Houston 5-9-92-1-0; Parros 1-1-7-0-0.SERRA — McAlindon 4-14-26-0-0. RECEIVING (catches-yards): DE LA SALLE — Shapiro 3-55,Williams 113, Brassil 1-7, Peters 1-24. Totals 6-99. SERRA — Bravo 1-5, Vincent 1-6,Crump 1-6,Satterwhite 1-9.Totals 4-26. TOTAL OFFENSE (rush-pass-total): DE LA SALLE — 391-99-490.SERRA — 243-26-269.

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Monday • Sept. 6, 2010


Uribe homers again,Giants win
By Beth Harris

LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Sanchez pitched seven crisp innings and Juan Uribe hit a tworun homer for the second straight game, leading San Francisco to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night that put the Giants within one game of first place in the NL West. The division-leading Padres lost 4-2 to Colorado earlier in the day for their 10th consecutive defeat. The Giants have picked up 5 1/2 games on San Diego during the Padres’ skid, going 5-4 during that span. It’s the closest they’ve been

to first place in the division in the last 27 days. After hitting four home runs in a 5-4 comeback victory on Saturday night, the Giants got just enough Juan Uribe offense to get by the slumping Dodgers, who dropped their third straight series to their rivals. Los Angeles has lost six of its last eight heading into a three-game series at San Diego beginning on Monday. Sanchez (10-8) yielded three hits, struck out nine and walked

one to win for just the second time in his last six appearances. The left-hander was 0-5 with a 6.04 ERA in 13 previous appearances against Los Angeles. The only hits by the Dodgers were Jamey Carroll’s third-inning double, and singles by Rod Barajas in the fifth and Ryan Theriot in the sixth. Sanchez shut down the heart of the Dodgers’ lineup, with Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Casey Blake and James Loney going a combined 0 for 12 with one walk and Loney getting hit by a pitch. Brian Wilson pitched a perfect ninth for his NL-leading 40th save. The Dodgers intentionally

walked Uribe in his first two atbats, mindful that first base was open and he had burned them Saturday night with a go-ahead homer in the ninth. But Hiroki Kuroda (10-12) pitched to Uribe in the seventh and he sent a 1-2 pitch into the lower left-field seats, raising his arms as soon as he connected. Pablo Sandoval, who reached on a leadoff single, also scored. The Giants led 1-0 in the second on Sandoval’s sacrifice fly that scored Buster Posey, who barely beat the throw from right fielder Ethier. Kuroda gave up six hits in eight innings while facing the Giants for

the first time this season. The righthander struck out eight and walked three. NOTES: Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal struck out as a pinch hitter in the eighth. ... The Giants have won seven of their last nine against L.A., with the teams meeting for the final time Sept. 14-16 in the Bay Area. ... The Dodgers called up 1B John Lindsay, a 33-year-old who has spent 16 years in the minors; 3B Russ Mitchell, who also is making his major league debut; INF Chin-Lung Hu; and pitchers John Ely and Jon Link. They’ll join the team on Monday in San Diego. ... Dodgers C Barajas turned 35 on Sunday.

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the last 10 games.” It looked like Miguel Tejada’s towering two-run homer in the sixth inning that tied the game at 2-all might give the Padres momentum. But Mora’s hit sent them to another defeat. The losing streak is starting to take on near historical dimensions. The streak is San Diego’s longest since a franchise record 13game skid in May 1994. Plus, only two teams in major league history have made the postseason in a year that included a losing streak of at least 10 games. “I don’t think we can be too hard on ourselves,” Tejada said. “We just have to keep playing hard and we have to be positive. We’re still in first place.”

The Rockies completed the three-game sweep and have won 11 of 15 games this season against the Padres, including seven of nine at Petco Park. This was Colorado’s first road sweep since Aug. 18-20, 2009, at Washington. “I think it goes without saying, this was a tremendous series for us,” Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. “It has brightened the picture considerably over the course of the last three days.” The Rockies, who have not been this close to first place since July 23, also moved within 5 1/2 games of Philadelphia in the wild-card race. “We have a really good opportunity to win the division,” said Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez. “We just have to keep playing good baseball.” Tejada’s fifth homer hit off the front of the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Company building down the left-field line and came right after Adrian Gonzalez doubled with one out in the sixth.

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put the Angels ahead. He entered the at bat with two hits in his previous 34 at bats. Abreu later walked and scored and singled home a run in the seventh. “I need to make better pitches,” Mazzaro said. “I fell behind a lot and it hurt me. The only way that’s going to stop is to keep attacking the zone and getting ahead.” Napoli also hit a two-run shot in the third to give the Angels a 4-0 advantage. “Mike got jammed a little bit on that ball and still got it out,” Scioscia said. Rajai Davis walked to open the third and stole his career-high 42nd base. He scored when Powell singled. Larish’s double in the fourth cut the lead to

4-3. Jack Cust singled and Mark Ellis was safe on Erick Aybar’s fielding error ahead of Larish. Hunter doubled home a run in the fifth and RBI singles from Abreu and Matsui in the seventh iced the game. Cust singled in a run with two outs in the ninth. Ellis followed with a single before Fernando Rodney retired Larish to end the game. Notes: A’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day raised $70,650. ... A’s IF Kevin Kouzmanoff left the game in the fifth inning with lower back spasms. ... The Angels scored more runs than they had in their previous four games combined. ... Angels RHP Dan Haren will make his first start against the Cleveland Indians in three years and the seventh overall. ... Abreu has six home runs against the A’s this year. ... Santana matched Dean Chance for 10th on the Angels’ all-time win list with his 74th victory.


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Day gets his nose out front in Boston
By Doug Ferguson

NORTON, Mass. — The final hole gave Jason Day a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship. The final hour gave him a good idea of what he might expect for the Labor Day finish. Day walked off the 15th green with a three-shot lead Sunday, feeling good about separating himself from the field. It was gone in two holes. Then came the par-5 18th, where Day stood just off the back of the green in two as he watched Brandt Snedeker make a mess of the easiest hole on the TPC Boston by hitting

his approach into the hazard and his fourth shot in deep grass short of the green. “I was thinking that he was going to just get up-and-down and make bogey, and I was going to make an eagle or birdie,” Day said. “That would have given me a nice little cushion going into tomorrow.” It just didn’t work out that way. Day capped off an exciting day with a routine birdie for a 5-under 66. In another strange twist Sunday, the largest cheer was for the guy who made par. Snedeker chipped in and shot 67, leaving him one shot behind. “It would have been a tough way to end the day as well as I played

coming in,” Snedeker said. Just like so many other times at this tournament, the Deutsche Bank Championship could be up for grabs. And so could the No. 1 ranking. Tiger Woods could only manage one birdie over the last 11 holes and shot a 2-under 69, leaving him tied for 23rd and 10 shots out of the lead. That set the stage for Phil Mickelson or Steve Stricker to end his five-year run atop the world ranking. Stricker is closer to the lead. Mickelson has better odds. Both of them might have a tough time catching up to Day, the 22year-old Australian who won the

Byron Nelson Championship in May and is starting to play his best golf during the FedEx Cup playoffs. Day was at 17-under 196, matching the 54-hole record at the TPC Boston set by Mike Weir two years ago. Luke Donald, winless on the PGA Tour in more than four years, was steady again in his first tournament since being picked for Europe’s Ryder Cup team. He birdied the last hole for a 66 and was two shots behind. Defending champion Stricker played his third straight round without a bogey for a 67 and was at 13under 200 with Charley Hoffman (69).

Mickelson was in a group at 201 that included Geoff Ogilvy (65), who hasn’t finished in the top 10 since winning the season-opening SBS Championship; and Adam Scott (65), who won the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2003. Snedeker was three shots behind going to the 16th tee when he made consecutive birdies — Day threeputted the 16th — to share the lead. But the final hole — the easiest at the TPC Boston with a tail wind — nearly got him. He didn’t hit enough club and went into the hazard, and after taking a penalty drop, his fourth shot barely cleared the hazard and stayed in the rough.

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game and perhaps even every quarter along the way. Krzyzewski always faces similar expectations at Duke, where he says “people think we should win every game and not let anyone score.” “I don’t want that to be what this team feels,” he said, allowing he’d be OK with any criticisms if he’d brought back the team from Beijing. “If we had all the main guys here, you should nitpick anything, because that’s the world they live in. They always have to (play well),” Krzyzewski said. “We have a young group. I think our guys have done great and part of it, this is the first experience. “I think they’ve been terrific and now they get a chance to do something that will be a momentous thing in their careers if they can, in the next eight days, if they can get it done. I would like for them to be youthfully enthusiastic and try to accomplish something instead of trying to be perfect or whatever. Being perfect is about those other guys.” The Americans blew out their first two opponents, then needed a miss at the buzzer by Brazil’s Leandro Barbosa to eke out a 70-68 victory. They closed group play with easy wins over Iran and Tunisia, but neither was a start-tofinish rout. The U.S. led the winless African champions by just four

Monday • Sept. 6, 2010


Coach K pleased,but U.S.faces higher expectations
By Brian Mahoney

ISTANBUL — Those predicting that the United States will fall short of a world championship are focusing on the back of the jerseys. They no longer include names such as BRYANT or JAMES. Those expecting the Americans to win anyway do so because of what’s still on the front. “I think there is a certain element that does persist that because we have USA on our jersey, that’s good enough,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said. “And as the world competition has improved, it gets very challenging, especially with a young, inexperienced group of guys, regardless of how much talent we have. “Personally, I’d rather be hunted like that than the opposite.” Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski say they are satisfied with what they’ve seen from the undefeated Americans, who face Angola in an elimination game Monday in the round of 16. But fans and media in Turkey seem to expect a higher level, one reachable by the star-studded Olympic gold medalists of two years ago but maybe not by a young team that hasn’t been together nearly as long. They expect the U.S. not only to win the tournament, but also every


USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski (C) speaks with Rudy Gay (L) and Kevin Durant before their FIBA Basketball World Championship game against Tunisia in Istanbul Thursday.
points early in the third quarter. The U.S. ended up winning 9257, but center Lamar Odom was pressed about why it took so long to break away from what seemed such an overmatched opponent. “You can’t win by 40 in the first three minutes of a game if you really think about how the game is played,” Odom said. “That means you stop them and then you score every time. No mistakes. You’re human, you’re going to have human errors. You’re going to bounce the ball off a leg, three seconds, missed layup, a missed jumper. That’s just the way the game goes.” Odom was on the U.S. team that lost three times in the 2004 Olympics before leaving with a bronze medal. The Americans finished sixth two years earlier in Indianapolis in the worlds, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that victory isn’t guaranteed just by sending five players on the floor wearing red, white and blue. The U.S. hasn’t even won a world title since 1994.

Yet that hasn’t seemed to way the international basketball community, where many — such as Iran’s coach — still call the U.S. a Dream Team. Never mind that the people who assembled it certainly wouldn’t. “People don’t understand, that’s what sometimes frustrates me,” forward Kevin Durant said. “Fans don’t understand that this is a hard game to play, especially international basketball. It’s a lot different from the NBA game and the players are a lot different. “Everybody can shoot, from the 4 to the 5, and that right there puts pressure on your defense, because you can’t help as much. We’re not going to win every game by 30 or 20, or maybe even 10. As long as we go out there and get the job done, at the end of the day, it’s all about wins.” The U.S. needs four more to claim the gold medal. Noting that world records in track events aren’t usually set during the qualifying rounds, when competitors just want to advance and peak later, Krzyzewski isn’t concerned with always looking good along the way. But the Americans know they will hear about it whenever they don’t. “I think it’s a good expectation to have and we have to live up to that,” guard Stephen Curry said. “I don’t think it puts any extra pressure on us.”

Venus Williams reaches 10th U.S.Open quarterfinal
By Howard Fendrich

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Navy-Maryland: In-state rivalry slow to catch on
BALTIMORE — Navy and Maryland play Monday for the Crab Bowl trophy, a shiny piece of hardware that will probably gather dust for years before these rivals face each other again. The schools are located 28 miles apart, yet this is only the second meeting in the last 45 years between the two most prominent football teams in Maryland. It’s an intriguing matchup: The Midshipmen are coming off a 10-win season and on the cusp of becoming a Top 25 team, and the Terrapins are determined to bounce back from last year’s 2-10 record.

NEW YORK — Venus Williams got through a tougher-than-expected test against Israel’s Shahar Peer to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th time. The No. 3-seeded Williams beat the 16th-seeded Peer 7-6 (3), 6-3 Sunday, and will face French Open champion Francesca Schiavone for a semifinal berth. Two-time U.S. Open champion Williams is playing in her first tournament in more than two months, having missed time with a left kneecap injury that forced her to skip a pair of hardcourt tuneup events.

She entered Sunday 5-0 against Peer, including 3-0 in 2010; she won all 10 sets they’d played previously, never dropping more than four games in any. But the 30-year-old Williams found herself in a first-set struggle. “Winning the first set always feels good,” said Williams, whose younger sister Serena watched from the stands, “instead of having to regroup and figuring out how you’re going to win the match.” That, of course, is where Peer was left. And she probably must have thought she deserved to take that opening set. Peer broke Williams’ big serve twice and played solidly, making only 13 unforced errors, three fewer than the American, who appeared to be bothered by the

swirling wind inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. “In these conditions, it’s not easy,” Williams said. Serving while down 6-5, Peer feel behind love-40, but saved those three set points. Peer would go on to save two more set points in that game, a 22-point, 11-minute marathon that featured eight deuces. But Williams finally found her form in the tiebreaker, taking four consecutive points — including a service winner and ace — to lead 5-1. There was one more blip for Venus, a double-fault at 6-2, her sixth set point, but she closed it with a big cross-court forehand that forced an error by Peer.


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Japanese rider killed in Moto2 crash in Italy

East Division New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore Central Division Minnesota Chicago Detroit Kansas City Cleveland West Division W 80 76 68 57 55 W 75 67 66 54 L 57 60 69 79 82 L 61 69 71 83 Pct .584 .559 .496 .419 .401 Pct .551 .493 .482 .394 GB — 3 1/2 12 22 1/2 25 GB — 8 9 1/2 21 1/2 W 86 83 76 70 51 L 51 53 61 66 86 Pct .628 .610 .555 .515 .372 GB — 2 1/2 10 15 1/2 35

East Division Atlanta Philadelphia Florida New York Washington Central Division Cincinnati St.Louis Houston Milwaukee Chicago Pittsburgh West Division San Diego San Francisco Colorado Los Angeles Arizona W 76 76 72 69 56 L 59 61 64 68 81 Pct .563 .555 .529 .504 .409 GB — 1 4 1/2 8 21 W 79 71 64 63 59 45 L 57 63 72 73 78 91 Pct .581 .530 .471 .463 .431 .331 GB — 7 15 16 20 1/2 34 W 79 78 69 67 59 L 58 59 66 70 78 Pct .577 .569 .511 .489 .431 GB — 1 9 12 20

MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy — Japanese teenager Shoya Tomizawa died after he crashed and was hit by two other riders during Sunday’s Moto2 race at the San Marino Grand Prix in the sport’s second fatality in eight days. The 19-year-old Tomizawa lost control of his bike and hit his head on the track as his bike flipped over. While on the track, he was hit at full speed by riders Alex De Angelis and Scott Redding. A statement on the MotoGP website said Tomizawa died of cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma. Italian news agency ANSA reported

that Tomizawa was in a coma when he was flown by helicopter to a hospital. The races continued and the riders were only informed of Tomizawa’s death afterward. “I saw the incident on the TV monitor and I could see that it was serious — but not that serious,” said Italian rider Valentino Rossi, who finished third in the featured MotoGP race. “When these things happen, nothing else seems to matter.” Moto2 is the new name for the former 250cc category, one step below the 500cc division of MotoGP. Moto2 also generates tremendous speeds and officials said they decided not to cancel the race due to the fear of other accidents if a red flag was suddenly shown.

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W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles 13 5 5 44 33 17 Real Salt Lake 12 4 7 43 37 16 FC Dallas 10 2 10 40 29 17 Colorado 9 6 7 34 28 21 San Jose 9 7 5 32 24 23 Seattle 9 9 5 32 26 29 Houston 6 12 5 23 28 38 Chivas USA 6 12 4 22 23 29 NOTE:Three points for victory,one point for tie.

Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX—Selected RHP Robert Coello from Pawtucket (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS—Selected the contract of OF Ben Revere from New Britain (EL).National League NEW YORK METS—Recalled INF-OF Nick Evans from Buffalo (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled RHP Joe Martinez from Indianapolis (IL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Recalled RHP Collin Balester from Syracuse (IL). FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed WR Tim Buckley, RB Dimitri Nance, DE Emmanuel Stephens, S Rafael Bush, LB Bear Woods,TE Robbie Agnone, OT Jose Valdez and WR Andy Strickland on the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed TE David Martin.Claimed G Kraig Urbik off waivers from Pittsburgh.Released TE J.P.Foschi and DB Dominique Harris.

@Dodgers 7:10 p.m. CSN-BA HD

@Dodgers 5 p.m. ESPN 2
vs.Angels 1:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

@Arizona 1:10 p.m. CSN-BA HD
vs.Seattle 1:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

@Arizona 6:40 p.m. CSN-BA HD
vs.Seattle 7:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

@Arizona 6:40 p.m. CSN-BA HD
vs.Seattle 7:05 p.m. CSN-CAL



@San Diego @San Diego 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. CSN-BA HD CSN-BA HD
vs.Boston 7:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Angels 1:10 p.m. FO


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

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

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vs.Philly 7 p.m. CSN-CAL

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@Toronto FC 1 p.m.

Sept. 29
vs.Chicago 8 p.m. ESPN 2

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@Columbus 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 9
@DC United 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Saturday’s Games Chicago White Sox 3,Boston 1,1st game N.Y.Yankees 7,Toronto 5 Oakland 3,L.A.Angels 1 Minnesota 12,Texas 4 Baltimore 8,Tampa Bay 4 Chicago White Sox 3,Boston 1,2nd game Detroit 6,Kansas City 4 Cleveland 4,Seattle 2 Sunday’s Games Toronto 7,N.Y.Yankees 3 Chicago White Sox 7,Boston 5 Baltimore 8,Tampa Bay 7 Kansas City 2,Detroit 1 Minnesota 6,Texas 5 L.A.Angels 7,Oakland 4 Seattle 3,Cleveland 0 Monday’s Games Baltimore (Matusz 7-12) at N.Y.Yankees (A.J.Burnett 10-12),1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 3-0) at Detroit (Scherzer 10-9),1:05 p.m. Texas (Tom.Hunter 12-2) at Toronto (R.Romero 118),1:07 p.m. Kansas City (O’Sullivan 2-4) at Minnesota (Slowey 11-6),2:10 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 9-8) at Oakland (Bre.Anderson 36),4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Niemann 10-5) at Boston (Lester 15-8), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (C.Carrasco 0-0) at L.A.Angels (Haren 24),9:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Seattle at Oakland,10:05 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y.Yankees,7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit,7:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto,7:07 p.m.

Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5,N.Y.Mets 3 Cincinnati 6,St.Louis 1 Colorado 6,San Diego 2 Philadelphia 5,Milwaukee 4 Washington 9,Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 2,Florida 0 Houston 6,Arizona 5 San Francisco 5,L.A.Dodgers 4 Sunday’s Games Florida 7,Atlanta 6,10 innings Milwaukee 6,Philadelphia 2 Washington 8,Pittsburgh 1 St.Louis 4,Cincinnati 2 N.Y.Mets 18,Chicago Cubs 5 Colorado 4,San Diego 2 Houston 3,Arizona 2 San Francisco 3,L.A.Dodgers 0 Monday’s Games Florida (Mendez 0-0) at Philadelphia (Worley 0-0), 1:05 p.m.,1st game N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 13-8) at Washington (Zimmermann 0-0),1:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 9-10) at Pittsburgh (Burres 2-3), 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 1-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 11-7),2:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 11-12) at Chicago Cubs (Coleman 1-1),2:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Harang 6-7) at Colorado (Jimenez 176),3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-4) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 9-9),4:10 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 11-8) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 10-13),7:05 p.m.,2nd game L.A. Dodgers (Padilla 6-4) at San Diego (Latos 135),10:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games San Francisco at Arizona,9:40 p.m.



Monday • Sept. 6, 2010


Movie promises zombie revolution
By Paul Haven

icture a pogo stick – the jackhammer-like toy kids use to bounce. Now, picture Murray (that’s easy – he’s the good-looking dude above). Ok, now picture Murray bouncing like he’s on a pogo stick. He does it when he sees his food coming, when I enter my office and when I’m getting ready to walk him. This guy could out-hop Tigger after doughnuts and double shot of espresso. Murray and many dogs jump up because they want to say hello, and we often say hello back by praising, petting and rewarding them. The behavior can quickly go from cute and funny when they’re pups or when we adopt them to obnoxious and tiresome. Murray, my boy, you are closing in on the latter! I need to follow our Behavior Department’s advice. Shouting at a dog can excite him further, causing more jumping. Reprimanding in a sweet voice or gently pushing him away with your hand is another reward for jumping because it’s still giving a form of attention. The key is to teach your dog that there are polite ways to say hello and receive attention. Teaching the sit command is a start. When he’s sitting, kneel down and give a nuzzle. Practice training sessions over and over in different situations: when giving food, when getting ready for a walk, when greeting visitors at the door or when you are entering your home. As soon as you enter, instruct your pal to sit. When he does, give praise and/or rewards. Leave again for a few minutes, then return. Keep repeating this sequence until your pup learns what to do and gets lots of practice and opportunities to get it right. After 1020 repetitions, you’ll see great improvement. Remember, if he jumps, turn your back. Turn back around and acknowledge him only when all four feet are on the ground. He’ll learn that jumping up does not get your attention. Scott oversees PHS/SPCA’s Customer Service, Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach, Field Services, Cruelty Investigation, Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and staff. His companion, Murray, oversees him.


HAVANA — What would you do if your entire city was taken over by flesh-eating zombies and communist leaders insisted it was nothing but a plot by U.S-backed dissidents to destabilize the government? If you were the protagonist of Juan de los Muertos — “Juan of the Dead” — the first zombie flick ever shot in post-revolutionary Cuba, you’d figure out how to make some cash out of the carnage. Part horror show, part social satire, the soon-to-be-shot movie has the backing of a Spanish production company, a green light from Cuban authorities and a budget that dwarfs most big-screen offerings from the island. And its irreverent humor — one blurb for the film proclaims: “Fifty years later, a new Revolution has begun” — could make Juan of the Dead the next big thing in Cuban cinema, and give it a real chance at global success. It is the second film by 34-year-old writerdirector Alejandro Brugues, who says his idea was to tell a story that was authentically Cuban — but within the logic of a camp zombie flick. Closest to his heart, he said, is a quintessential island knack for making ends meet, whether by keeping a rusty ’57 Chevy on the road for half a century, or finding a way to feed a family on a salary of $20 a month. Locals even have a saying for how they will overcome the constant hurdles that are part of daily life on this cash-strapped, crumbling island: “I’ll invent something.” “We Cubans have had to deal with a whole series of problems in the last 50 years,” Brugues told The Associated Press, an allusion to the decades of economic hardship and isolation that have followed Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, particularly since the collapse of the Soviet Union. “We have become accustomed to resolving problems on our own and finding a way to survive. So I was thinking, ’How would a Cuban survive a zombie epidemic.” As Brugues spoke, makeup artists in another room were transforming actors into bloodsoaked zombies, a process that can take up to five hours. A gruesome zombie head lay on a table alongside multiple cups of coffee and cigarette butts, and a producer was testing out the believability of a detached, latex hand by sneaking up on unsuspecting production assistants and tapping them on the shoulder with it. Preproduction got under way this week, with shooting slated to start in late October. the filmmakers hope to release the movie in the spring or summer of next year, and plan to role it out at

Juan and Lazaro promise to get rid of your undead loved ones for just 15 Cuban convertible pesos ($16) a pop,and to clean up the mess for an extra 20 ($21).
several film festivals before showing it to a wider audience. The movie’s plot is simple: A 40-year old layabout named Juan finds a zombie floating in the water while fishing off the coast of Havana. The zombie attacks but Juan makes a narrow escape, only to find that the undead are all over the city. State-run media blames the whole thing on government opponents backed by Cuba’s archenemies in Washington, but Juan knows better — and comes up with a plan. Together with his sidekick, Lazaro — described by the filmmakers as “just as lazy, but twice as stupid” — Juan puts out the word that he is open for business. Has your grandmother been turned into a zombie? Is your uncle stumbling about with blood coming out of his mouth? Juan and Lazaro promise to get rid of your undead loved ones for just 15 Cuban convertible pesos ($16) a pop, and to clean up the mess for an extra 20 ($21). The duo are making good money until they find themselves the only non-zombies left in the city, with the rest of the population having either fled or been infected. The movie is backed by Spain’s La Zanfona Producciones, two Spanish television channels, the government of Spain’s Andalucia region and the state-run Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematography. It has a budget of $2.1 million, most of which is going to special effects that have to be added in Spain because the technology is not available in Cuba. “Clearly, it is a very small budget for an international zombie movie,” said Claudia Calvino, the film’s 27-year-old Cuban co-producer. “But that’s a lot of money for a Cuban movie.” Another co-producer, 34-year-old Inti Herrera, said most Cuban films are made for less than $300,000. He said that the makers of Juan of the Dead are hoping to produce something that has a professional feel to it which can be enjoyed by audiences everywhere — even the United States. “We really hope it comes out and is shown widely in theaters there,” said Brugues. “That is definitely our idea.” Brugues says part of the movie’s message deals with whether one should stay and face problems or get out of town when the going gets tough — a politically sensitive topic in a country divided between those who have lived through the revolution for better or worse, and those who have left for exile in South Florida and elsewhere. But he insists the film is not political. “I want people to have a good time at the theater,” Brugues says. “And I promise liters and liters of blood.”


Monday • Sept. 6, 2010






Visitors wait to have their blood pressure checked at the Senior Showcase at Little House in Menlo Park Aug.28.The event is sponsored by the Daily Journal and Health Plan of San Mateo County. About two dozen vendors were on hand passing out literature related to housing, health care and other services.
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 12. James Lin and Clarissa Shen, of Palo Alto, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 12. Sergey and Yuliya Povzner, of San Mateo, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 12. Phuong Dang and Alison Proctor, of Foster City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 13 Jannik and Tracy Olsen, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 15. Jason and Jamie Randy, of San Jose, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 15. Brynley Roberts and Sheila Marie, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 15. Eric and Abigail Albarillo, of Patterson, gave birth to baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 17. Jeremy and Marilyn Chan, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 17. Joseph and Stephanie Gotelli, of Sunnyvale, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 18. Paul and Inna Tkachuk, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 20. William and Sarah Decker, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia

The 40th Annual Belmont Greek Festival serves up food and fun through today at the Church of the Holy Cross in Belmont.George Stergion,Dimitris Igoumenopoulos,Jim Psaros,George Komis, Mike Delegeane and Pete Haramis share duties cooking lamb at this popular community event,expected to draw 20,000 people.
Hospital on Aug. 21. Geoffrey and Vivian Doute, of Belmont, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 22. John and Sharon Wilde, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 22. Carlos and Tiffany Arroyo, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 23. Jose Angel Martinez Rodriguez and Sara Fernandez Lopez, of Menlo Park, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 23. Monroe and Kathleen Wright, of Foster City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 23. Jesus Orlando Gonzales and Leilani Diaz, of San Mateo, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 24. Mark and Nicole Reynolds, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 24. Pulin and Anuradha Sanghvi, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 24. Kein Brunner and Haley Arnold, of Los Gatos, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 25 . James and Quynh Byrer, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 25. Brian Rapp and Suwen Yang, of Redwood Shores, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 25. Mustafa and Feride Kirac, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 26. Tom and Melissa Heys, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 26. James Choi and Helen Yi, of Pleasenton, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 26. Arthur and Sarai Goulart, of Half Moon Bay, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 27. Himanshu Joshi and Sonia Sethi, of Palo alto, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 28. Ryan and Dianne David, of Daly City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 28. Steven Stroud and Marlo Go, of San Mateo, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 29. Bruce and Agapi Burkard, of Hillsborough, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 30. Christopher and Alexandra Cuzner, of San Jose, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 30. Steffen and Julia Gnegel, of Palo Alto, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 30. Michael and Emily Tadlock, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital on Aug. 30.

Birth announcements:
Arindam and Sanjukta Samanta, of San Jose, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 7. Todd and Brenda Dampier, of Menlo Park, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 9. Bijan Homayounfar and Ashley Day, of Menlo Park, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 9. Kevin and Jennifer Nishimoto, of San Mateo, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 10. Waheed Amiri and Donya Quraishi, of Fremont, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 11. Alan Young and Hsiao-Ting Wang, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 11. Patrick Bush and Laurie Holm, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Aug. 12. George and Maria Guardado, of


opted against including the Cargill Saltworks site specifically in the plan, preferring to deal with zoning issues for proposed development afterward. Passanisi said residents who disagree with that decision need to remember the council gave planners clear direction to keep it separate. Aside from sections that are immediately applicable, the general plan also takes a long-range view of ideas that may or may not be implemented, like the use of streetcars to transport people around the city. “These are concepts and ideas. There is no guarantee it will happen but at least we planted a seed so that if federal funding comes through we’ve established a policy that supports it,” Passanisi said. If such a plan ever came to fruition, the plan calls for 50-passenger streetcars using tracks on public streets like by manufacturing to one fueled by service industries. Pay for future service-sector jobs will tend to vary from very high to very low. At the same time, the number of middle-income service-sector jobs will shrink, according to government projections. Any job that can be automated or outsourced overseas is likely to continue to decline. The service sector’s growth could also magnify the nation’s income inequality, with more people either affluent or financially squeezed. The nation isn’t educating enough people for the higher-skilled service-sector jobs of the future, economists warn. “There will be jobs,” says Lawrence Katz, a Harvard economist. “The big question is what they are going to pay, and what kind of lives they will allow people to lead? This will be a big issue for how broad a middle class we are going to have.” On one point there’s broad agreement: Of 8 million-plus jobs lost to the recession — in fields like manufacturing, real estate and financial services — many, perhaps most, aren’t coming back. In their place will be jobs in health remain for 40 years. “It’s pretty incredible,” he said. “He’s been here for so long, seen so many graduates, held so many roles. He’s made a tremendous imprint on the fabric Randy Vogel of the broader community.” Vogel grew up working his way through San Carlos schools — White Oaks, Brittan Acres, Tierra Linda and finally San Carlos High School. At Santa Clara University, Vogel found himself a marketing major with no real direction. His freshman math teacher asked Vogel to consider being a teaching assistant, a role Vogel took on the following two years. Through that, Vogel was introduced to tutoring a couple athletes on campus, then working his senior year with a graduate student teaching a course. Those experiences led Vogel to realize teaching math wouldn’t be such a bad gig. Before graduation, at 21 years old, Vogel signed on to teach at Serra. “I think I’ve enjoyed [my time at Serra] so much more over my 40 years because there’s been a variety,” he said. Although Vogel has maintained teaching at least one class during that time, his other roles have changed. He’s served as public relations director, development director, math department chair, counselor, Mothers’ Club moderator, baseball coach, Trivia Club moderator, Photo Club moderator, yearbook moderator, Rally Committee moderator and, in his current role, as admissions director. Another unique aspect of Vogel’s time has been working with his best friend Bruce Anthony. The two met in high school despite having lived only three blocks from one those used in other cities. The plan also includes thoughts on high-speed rail even though the proposal to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles with a bullet train is still on the drawing board — and in the midst of its own debate. The city’s general plan notes its urban environment could be harmed by certain grade separations, like those favored by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The plan’s inclusion of high-speed rail is also important because the city could house a train station. More information, including the full general plan proposal is available online at The Redwood City Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. care, information technology and statistical analysis. Some of the new positions will require complex skills or higher education. Others won’t — but they won’t pay very much, either. “Our occupational structure is really becoming bifurcated,” says Richard Florida, a professor at University of Toronto. “We’re becoming more of a divided nation by the work we do.” By 2018, the government forecasts a net total of 15.3 million new jobs. If that proves true, unemployment would drop far closer to a historical norm of 5 percent. Nearly all the new jobs will be in the service sector, the Labor Department says. The nation’s 78 million baby boomers will need more health care services as they age, for example. Demand for medical jobs will rise. And innovations in high technology and alternative energy are likely to spur growth in occupations that don’t yet exist. Hiring can’t come fast enough for the 14.9 million unemployed Americans. Counting part-time employees who would prefer full-time jobs, plus out-ofwork people who have stopped looking for jobs, the number of “underemployed” is 26.2 million. another growing up. Both cite a passion for baseball for bringing them together. Anthony remembered the Giants making the playoffs in ’62. Vogel would sneak a transistor radio in his pocket, hiding the wire in his sleeve and putting in an ear piece so he could hear the game. “He was more of a risk taker,” Anthony said with a laugh. “I always knew I would get caught.” Anthony has only been at Serra for 33 years, but the two work together daily. Vogel was Anthony’s best man and is godfather to Anthony’s oldest son. Interesting that Anthony would describe his body as a risk taker. Vogel sees himself in a different light. Vogel, who loves to travel, has began taking certain risks over recent years, something he says isn’t part of a bucket list but is out of the ordinary for him. Vogel has conquered parasailing in Mexico and, this summer, went down a zip line in Honduras. For Vogel, it’s the Serra community that keeps him young enough for such challenges, and up to date on technology. “Students make you stay young. They want to teach you things. ... They say try this and I’m open to trying it,” he said. It’s not all teaching moments. Vogel laughed while recalling student pranks over the years like the release of mice and crickets by students at a Notre Dame High School dance, the year kids assembled a Volkswagen Bug in the library, or a senior prank that involved a beautiful woman and a gorilla suit. But it’s not all fun. It’s also about making a difference. Vogel noted the best gift is hearing how you’ve helped an individual or family, and often it’s not the one from whom you thought you’d hear.
MONDAY, SEPT. 6 Bounce House. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Peninsula Family YMCA, 1877 S. Grant St., San Mateo. Bounce house at the YMCA. Learn about birthday parties at YMCA. $1 donation per child. For more information e-mail Kelly at Belmont Greek Festival celebrates 40th anniversary. Noon to 8 p.m. Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. The Belmont Greek Festival will feature delicious Greek meals, nonstop music and dancing and children’s amusement area. $5 Adults, $2.50 seniors and youth 13 to 17, children under 12 Free. For more information call 529-0180. TUESDAY, SEPT. 7 Stay Fit at Little House. 7:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Little House Fitness Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Stay in shape by Taiji/Qi Gong exercises. $12 members, $14 non-members. For more information call 326-2025. Stay Fit at Little House. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Little House Fitness Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Stay in shape by Qi Gong exercises. $12 members, $14 non-members. For more information call 326-2025. Animals in Action. 10:30 a.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Watch wildlife keepers in action. Free with museum admission. For more information call 342-7755 or visit Tuesday Tales: Storytime at Coyote Point Museum. 11 a.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Free with museum admission. For more information call 3427755 or visit Lunch at Twin Pines. 11:30 a.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Come join us for a healthy lunch and make new friends. $3 donation for 60 or over $6 for all other guest. For more information please call 5957444. The DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media — Promoting Yourself Securely and Effectively. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Orrick, 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park. This program is designed to provide people with guidelines, ideas and approaches they can put to use immediately to benefit from use of social media. $20 members, $35 non-members, $50 at the door. For more information call 614-7400. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8 Information Resource Fair. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Veterans Memorial Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. An informational resource fair with representative of providers that assist older adults with staying independent. A drop off center will also be available for discarding unused and/or expired medications. For more information call 995-6484. San Mateo Library eBranch Class. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Learn about the new features, online resources and services offered by the brand new San Mateo County Library eBranch. For more information call 591-8286. Lunch at Twin Pines. 11:30 a.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Come join us for a healthy lunch and make new friends. $3 donation for 60 or over $6 for all other guest. For more information please call 5957444. Paws and Claws Wildlife Show. 1:30 p.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Learn about the animals at Coyote Point. Free with museum admission. For more information call 342-7755 or visit College Admissions: Advanced Placement and SATs. 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas. Students and parents learn about the college admissions process. Free. For more information call 591-8286. Emergency Response Team training. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. San Mateo Department Emergency Operations Center, 200 Franklin Parkway. Join this six-week course, for adults 18 years and older, where participants are trained in emergency skills that will include earthquake preparedness, disaster response, basic medical care and more. Free. For more information call 522-7960. College Affordability Discussion by Vicky O’Day. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave. Concepts, strategies and resources for families. For more information call 697-7607. Roses for All Seasons. 7:30 p.m. Redwood City Veterans Memorial

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focusing on its Downtown Precise Plan. When officials returned to it in 2008, they opted for a complete overhaul instead of simply an update of the existing 1990 general plan. While other Peninsula cities have updated general plans, Redwood City’s effort has included a number of unique elements. In November 2008, residents shot down two ballot measures that would have decided how land deemed open space is developed. A court also ruled in favor of Joseph and Roberta Carcione against the city’s Downtown Precise Plan, sending it back to the drawing board. Most recently, the city

Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave. Dr. Lakshmi Sridharan teaches how to dry roses and make arrangements using them. Free. For more information call 857-9380. THURSDAY, SEPT. 9 Stay Fit at Little House. 8:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Little House Fitness Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Stay in shape by Taiji/Qi Gong exercises. $12 members, $14 non-members. For more information call 326-2025. Employment Roundtable. 10 a.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave. Meet five Peninsula employers who will discuss their company, current and future recruitment needs and their corporate culture. Free. For more information visit Microsoft Office Word 2007. 10 a.m. Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas St. Word processing using Word 2007. Learn about page setup and formatting, toolbar buttons and printing. Free. For more information call 726-2316. Rebuilding Together Workshop. 10 a.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Perform basic repair and renovation services intended to support independent living for seniors and low-income homeowners. Free. For more information or to RSVP call 595-7444. Animals in Action. 10:30 a.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Watch wildlife keepers in action. Free with museum admission. For more information call 342-7755 or visit Lunch at Twin Pines. 11:30 a.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Come join us for a healthy lunch and make new friends. $3 donation for 60 or over $6 for all other guest. For more information please call 5957444. Cemetery Property Resales. Noon to 1 p.m. 1528 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Come and receive expert information on ‘How to save on Cemetery Property Costs,’ learn how to get a ‘Free Will’ and Long Term Health Care. Free. For more information and to RSVP call 372-0795. Creative Writing Workshops. 1:30 p.m. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Professional published author-editor-teacher will assist in your Creative Writing For SelfPublishing or Personal Journals. $25. For more information call 326-0723. Hoarding Support Group Meeting. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Palm Room, Mills Health Center, 100 S. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo. Joanne Chan Psy.D. will host a support group regarding treatment of hoarding and disorganization. Free. For more information contact Linda Merrifield at Mapping Workforce Metrics to Business Results. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wage Works, 1100 Park Place, San Mateo. Learn how to use human resource strategies to succeed. $35, $25 for NCHRA members. For more information call 415-291-1992. Movies on the Square. 8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Come see the classic thriller ‘Jaws.’ Free. For more information visit

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unemployment, scant hiring and a widespread loss of job security. Not until 2014 or later is the nation expected to have regained all, or nearly all, the 8.4 million jobs lost to the recession. Millions of lost jobs in real estate, for example, aren’t likely to be restored this decade, if ever. On Friday, the government said the August unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6 percent. Not enough jobs were created to absorb the growing number of people seeking work. The unemployment rate has exceeded 9 percent for 16 months, the longest such stretch in nearly 30 years. The crisis poses a threat to President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress, whose hold on the House and Senate appears to be at increasing risk because of voter discontent. Even when the job market picks up, many people will be left behind. The threat stems, in part, from the economy’s continuing shift from one driven

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his educational tenure. On Aug. 23, Vogel was honored for his four decades of service during the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Vogel was joined by six members of his family — including his parents Rita and Warren Vogel — and numerous parents and former students joined the celebration. Vogel received an official proclamation, which was read into the Congressional Record of the 111th Congress by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo. He also received a commendation from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and a plaque of thanks from Serra High School. “Simply put, Serra has always felt like home,” he said. “The school’s spirit and sense of community is like nothing else that I have known. I started at Serra with the idea that I would try it for a year or two, and look what happened.” His Padre pride is evident in his office, which features his Giants bobblehead collection but also autographed photographs of Serra players who went on to bigger, professional goals. “And back here is a jersey signed by Tommy Brady. He went on to play for the [New England] Patriots,” he said, referring to the quarterback who graduated in ’95. To Vogel, who has taught one math class nearly annually despite his changing job positions over the years, the boys who go through Serra remain those same guys he worked with years ago. Principal Barry Thornton, who has been at Serra for 15 years, noted how unique it is for someone to start with an organization at such a young age and


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Improvements in your financial affairs are indicated in the year ahead, but this isn’t apt to happen without a lot of effort on your part. With time and hard work, several advancements are likely, along with the raises that come with them.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Someone you recently went out of your way to help is likely to take advantage of an opportunity that arises to show his/her appreciation. Graciously accept his/her offering. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Don’t hesitate to position yourself
between two dissenting friends who are going at each other, if you think you can help bridge their misunderstanding. Both will appreciate your intercession.

pISCeS (Feb. 20-March 20) - The laws of reciprocity are always at work, so do something nice for someone. Your kind gesture will stimulate the recipient to turn around and do the same for you. ARIeS (March 21-April 19) - Take advantage of an opportunity you’re likely to get to forge a bond with someone you think the world of. Once that person gets to know you better, s/he will take to you as well.

SCORpIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Self-approval can be the key
to achieving success in a difficult endeavor. When you have faith in yourself and your abilities, you can move in a positive direction.

tAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Stick to what you like to do best, because with time that artistic talent of yours will begin beautifying not only your surroundings, but everything you touch. GeMINI (May 21-June 20) - You’d be very pleased if you could listen in on the buzz between friends that is taking place around you, because it is likely to be mostly about you and something nice you did recently. CANCeR (June 21-July 22) -You’ll be given a chance to refortify your financial base, but you’ll need to take advantage of it. Focus your energies on situations that could generate profitable returns. LeO (July 23-Aug. 22) - You’re not likely to find a better day
to make your position known on something that’s important to you. When the opportunity arises, don’t just sit there; take action! Copyright 2010, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

SAGIttARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - What keeps your relationship with that special someone so successful is that even when separated, your dreams, aspirations and expectations remain in close harmony with one another. CApRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Someone who appreciates and respects your talents might help you pull off a tough maneuver at work. It will not only make you look good but will strengthen your position as well.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Your generous, kind outlook
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ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to section 21700-21716 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and the Civil Code, The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 14th of September 2010 on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at: Seaport Storage Center,1703 East Bayshore Road Redwood City, CA 94063 County of San Mateo, State of California. Sale begins at 9:30 A.M. Unit #2128 Alejandro Carrenca- Couch, Television, Glass Table, Misc Boxes Unit #2122 Peter W Avaunt - Vacuum Cleaner, Misc Boxes, Toolkit, Buckets, Unit #3126 Ford Engelhart - Bookshelf, Mattress, Picture Frames, Misc Boxes, Treasure chest, Bed Frame Lien sale pursuant to Civil Code Section 3071 of the State of California, the following to wit: Vehicle to be sold: 1977 GMC Sierra 6000 Dump Truck License: California 1J72827 VIN: TCE628V568529 Enrique Gomez RV #261 Purchases must be paid for in cash at the time of the auction. All purchased items sold as is, where is, and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. This auction held with "reserve" Dated this 14th day of September 2010 Auctioneer: Joe Ward Phone: 408-891-6108 Bond # 7580952 Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, September 7 and 13, 2010.

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FUN WOMAN WAITS! SF, 23 yrs. Loves FUN, romantic dinners, sweet talk & flowers. Affectionate guy a +. Lets talk soon. Call me NOW! 650.288.4271 Must be 18+.

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203 Public Notices
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240389 The following person is doing business as: Yumitea, 620 Marlin Court, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065 is hereby registered by the following owner: Yumiko Yamane, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/01/2010 /s/ Yumiko Yamane / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 08/11/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/16/10, 08/23/10, 08/30/10, 09/06/10).

Elder Care Aides, CNA's live in. Great Jobs, competitive pay. Hourly and live in available. Two years experience with excellent references. Great Benefits!

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(650)556-9906 CAREGIVERS CNAS hourly & live-ins, mid Peninsula. Hiring now, call Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Reliable Caregivers. (415)436-0100


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240436 The following person is doing business as: Blue Sky Ventures, PO Box 117015, BURLINGAME, CA 94011 is hereby registered by the following owner: Sonya Knudsen, same address, and Jean Louise Silveira, same address. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Sonya Knudsen, Jean Silveira / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 08/13/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/16/10, 08/23/10, 08/30/10, 09/06/10).

HOUSEKEEPING, RETIREMENT Community. Full time, understand write & speak English. Experience required $10/hr + benefits. Apply 201 Chadborne Ave., Millbrae.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240423 The following person is doing business as: Testmagic, 1331 El Camino Real, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Testmagic Inc., PO Box 22592, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Erin Billy / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 08/12/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/16/10, 08/23/10, 08/30/10, 09/06/10).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240461 The following person is doing business as: Awesome You, 751 Celestial Lane, FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: David Fast, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/01/10. /s/ David Fast / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 08/17/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/23/10, 08/30/10, 09/06/10, 09/13/10).


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COFFEE TABLE light brown lots of storage good condition $75. (650)867-2720 COFFEE TABLE SQUARE shaped. Lightweight, 28”x28x19" includes large storage space, $11 650-704-2497 COMPUTER DESK - $70., (650)3671350 CURIO CABINET, Hand tooled lighted Curio cabinet Blonde. 5.5" X 23" X 1.5" $98. San Mateo. 650-619-9932 DESK 60”w 28”h 30” d, two shelf extension 4 drawers $60 (650)364-7777. DESK, EXTRA LONG. LIKE new. Brown wood .5 drawers; 2 sliding doors. 18"x28"x72"$18. 650-704-2497 DINING TABLE with 4 chairs 2 leafs $95. (650)483-3693

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #240551 The following person is doing business as: FCE Financial Services, 877 Mitten Rd. Ste. 200, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: FCE USA Insurance Benefits same address. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/18/09. /s/ Derrick K. Quan / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 08/20/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 08/23/10, 08/30/10, 09/06/10, 09/13/10).

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OAKLAND A'S bobble head dolls 80's (2) $15/each or $25/all in box. (408)2493858 POSTAL JAPANESE stamp album collection. SOLD! POSTER - framed photo of President Wilson and Chinese Junk $25 cash, (650)755-8238 PRECIOUS MOMENTS DOLLS -15 inch vinyl 3 sets of 2 for $33/set, (650)5180813 SALEM CHINA - 119 pieces from 50’s. Good condition, $225., appraised at $800., (650)345-3450. SWATCH WATCH '86 Worlds Fair. Like New w/receipt $85, (650)591-6596 VASE - with tray, grey with red flowers, perfect condition, $30., (650)345-1111 VICTORIAN VICTON talking machine1910, works and looks fine, $650., (650)579-7020

DINING TABLE with 4 chairs with leaf light wood 42 x 34 $99. (650)341-1645 DIRECTORS TYPE CHAIR with leather seat, $35., (650)355-2996 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent condition $75. (650)9492134 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Oak wood, great condition, glass doors, fits large TV, 2 drawers, shelves , $100/obo. (650)261-9681 FANCY COCKTAIL SIDE TABLE - 2 door, 1 drawer, excellent condition, antique, $95. obo, (650)349-6059. FRAMED MIRRORS - Pair of dark walnut, framed mirrors, 29” X 22”, perfect, each $25., pair $44., (650)344-6565 FRENCH END TABLE - exquisite inlaid rich mahogany wood, custom glass tray, 20” x 27” X 19”H, $100., (650)347-5104 HUTCH - maple finish, 4 shelves, 52 inch W, $75., (650)341-1645 LARGE PICNIC table - 3’ x 8’, $25., (650)368-0748 MAHOGANY BEDROOM DRESSER 37 L x 19 W 9 drawers and attached mirror 37 H x 36 W , $75., (650)341-1645 MATTRESS TWIN size perfect condition SOLD! OAK TV stand with swivel top $50. (650)692-2231 OTTOMAN/ FOOTREST Clean. Like new. Circular. Light brown 'felt like' material. $6.Call cell: 650-704-2497 PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs includes umbrella with stand all metal $80/all OBO, (650)367-8949 PEDESTAL TABLE beautiful, round, wood inlay, $90/obo, (415)271-7602 RECLINER - Brown leather, slightly worn. SOLD! ROCKING CHAIR white with gold trim excel cond $100. 650-755-9833 ROLL-A-WAY SUPERB, wood bookcase/entertainment center $70. (415)585-3622 SHELVING - 2000 square foot of shelving, $500. obo, (650)212-6666 TABLE & CHAIR SET - new, perfect condition, $475., (650)638-1285 TWO END tables: $35 or $20 each. (650)787-8219 WICKER FURNITURE, 5 pieces, SOLD! WOODEN BOOKCASE with doors, $20., (650)771-1888 WOODEN DINING ROOM TABLE & CHAIRS - 42” x 42”, 4 padded arm chairs, 18” extension to enlarge table, $99., (650)364-7777 WOODEN KITCHEN China Cabinet: $99 (great condition!), (650)367-1350

307 Jewelry & Clothing
WOMAN’S PEARL NECKLACE - ivory & blue cultured, blue pearl collar, 10 strands, 18”, $40., (650)834-2804

310 Misc. For Sale
STAIRS 6 ft and 4 ft $90/both. 650-3683037 SUIT/COAT HANGERS (14) sturdy good quality hardwood unused $1/each or all $10 San Bruno 650-588-1946 VACUUM CLEANER - $50., (650)367-1350 VICTORIAN BUILDINGS collection of Liberty Falls 11 for $30/all 3.5 to 4 inches tall. (650)592-2648 VIETNAM VHS (5) documentary. good condition $15/all. (408)249-3858. WALKER - fold up, like new, has two wheels, $20. (650)342-7568 WETSUIT - Barefoot, like new, $40., (650)367-8949 WHEELBARROW LARGE, needs tire repair $10. Daly City 415-333-8540 WORLD CUP memorabilia '94 USA Bear mascot, 2 sport cups unused and collectors pins $55/all. (650)591-6596

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Closed during month of August Reopening Sat. 9/11 Thanks for your support - see you after Labor Day

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FOUND IPHONE in Shoreview area, San Mateo last week of July. Please provide proof of ownership. Call (650)868-7321 FOUND SONY Power Shot digital camera, July 14th at Fox School in Belmont. (650)593-9294 LOST: CAMERA in case. Burlingame Avenue / Washington Park area. Lost Saturday, July 31 around 1pm. Bummed about losing camera; mostly bummed about losing family photos in camera. If found, please call Joe, (650) 867-6652

308 Tools
CLICKER TORQUE wrench 1/2 inch drive 20-150 LBS reversible all chrome $40. 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 16” SCROLL SAW good condition, $85., (650)591-4710 HAND SAWS - $5/each 3 total. Daly City, call for details, (415)333-8540 PRESSURE WASHER 2500 PSI, good condition, $350., (650)926-9841 TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

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300 Toys
RADIO CONTROLLED Beetle car buggy $10. (408)249-3858 SCOOTER "STREET SURFER" $30 obo never used, (650)349-6059

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

302 Antiques
ANTIQUE SOLID mahogany knick-knack or bookshelf with 4 small drawers, good condition, $95., (650)726-2443 ANTIQUE STROMBERG – Carlson radio Floor modelm $75., needs new tubs, RWC, Photo by email:, (650)592-5591 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379 EDISON MODEL B STANDARD + 20 Cylinders oak case - Serviced yearly, beautiful, $550/obo, (650)344-6565 ENGLISH ARMOIRE with stand. Bought for $415. Sacrifice for $330. (650)771-1888

309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - Casio, still in box, new, $25., (650)867-2720 CORNER OFFICE DESK with hutch $90/obo, (415)271-7602 DELL ALL IN ONE COLOR PRINTER SCANNER with 4 extra ink cartridges, $40. obo., (650)290-1960 LADIES SWIVEL ADJUSTABLE office desk chair, burgundy upholstery with black frame, never used, $35/obo, exc. cond. ,(650)260-2664 OFFICE LAMP - new in box, $35/obo, (650)303-3568 OFFICE LAMP brand new $8. (650)3451111

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296 Appliances
AIR CONDITIONER - slider model for narrow windows, 10k BTU, excellent condition, $100., (650)212-7020 KENMORE DISHWASHER, almond, works great. $50. 650-961-9652 MINI FRIDGE - 34 inches high, runs well, $85., (650)355-2996 MINI-FRIDGE - 32" tall; White Kenmore $70. Call (650)229-4735 PORTABLE GE Dishwasher, excellent condition $75 OBO, (650)583-0245 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 SHOP VACUUM 5 gallons with extra filters $15. (650)949-2134 SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gallon wet/dry $40. (650)5912393 TOASTER "PROCTOR Silex" one slice, works fine SOLD! UPRIGHT FREEZER - like new, $100 ., (650)257-7562 VACUUM CLEANER heavy duty like new $45. (650)878-9542 WEBER GRILL - Never used! Porcelain enamel bowl and lid, 22-1/2” with ash catcher. SOLD!

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

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

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

303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. INTELLIVISION CONTROLLER with 13 game cartridges $50., (650)592-5591 JVC DVD cd player $25. (650)834-4926 JVC VHS recorder - Like new, $15., (650)367-8949 MAGNOVOX 32” TV - excellent cond., refurbished, $100.obo., (650)260-2664 MICRO TEK scanner/copier - excellent condition, $15., (650)368-0748 PANASONIC COLOR tv with Vhs combo 20 inches like new $70. 650-347-9920 PHILLIPS VCR plus vhs-hu 4 head Hi-Fi like new, $35. (650)341-5347 SAMSUNG COLOR tv 27 inches good condition $90. 650-347-9920 SANIO CASETTE/RECORDER 2 way Radio - $95.obo, call for more details, (650)290-1960 SILVER TONE stereo and phonograph player inside wood cabinet $60., (650)483-3693 SONY RADIO cassette recorder $20 black good condition. (650)345-1111 TV - Big Screen, condition,(650)367-1350 $70., ok

310 Misc. For Sale
2 "HUFFY Tundra" Bicycles Male & Female $100/each. Denise (650)589-2893 2 LIGHT fixture shades - vintage, 1960’s, square ceiling glass shades, 11”X11”x1”, original beauty, $15. (650)347-5104 BALANCING DISC for back by "Body Sport" $15. (408)249-3858 BARBIE DOLL - 36" my size Barbie doll, fully dressed, $35., (650)583-5233 BETTY BOOP Women's perfume in box $10. (408)249-3858 BLUE BACK disc never used in box $15. (408)249-3858 BOOKS (150+) - Ency,novels, etc., great condition, 1960-70’s, $30. for all, SSF, (650)583-8069 CHARCOAL BBQ like new with cover and extended holder $55. (650)347-9920 COOKBOOK "HOW to cook everything" $10. (408)249-3858 DOG CAGE/GORILLA folding large dog cage good condition, 2 door with tray, $75.,(650)355-8949 ETAGER over the toilet water tank - walnut, $25., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 HENRY THE BOTTLE HOLDER -perfect condition from Bombay store discontinued, $100., (650)867-2720 KARASTAN AREA RUG - 5’ X 3’, 100% all wool, thick pile with fringe, solid color beige, very clean, $60., (650)347-5104 KITTY LITTER container plastic with swinging door and handle $13. (650)5922648 LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 MERCHANT MARINE, framed forecastle card, signed by Captain Angrick '70. 13 x 17 inches $35 cash. (650)755-8238 MIRROR OCTAGON GOLD FRAME beveled edge new never hung 30 inches x 22 inches $40., (650)868-0436 PICNIC COOLER with utensils and small plates and wine cups. still in wrapper $20/all. (408)249-3858 PICTURE FRAME (650)367-1350 Large, $25.,

335 Garden Equipment 316 Clothes
BLACK LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET - Large, water proof, new, $35., (650)342-7568 MENS "BASS" black loafers like new size 12D $35. (650)868-0436 MENS SLACKS - 8 pairs, $50., Size 36/32, (408)420-5646 PINK LADIES hospital volunteer jacket like new washed once Medium $10 RWC. (650)868-0436 SCRUBS - Medical, woman’s, Size L, pretty prints, excellent condition, $9. ea, 5 pairs of pants $6. ea.(650)290-1960 SOCCER CLEATS - 3 pair, size 6,7 & 8, $10. each, (650)679-9359 TABLE - for plant, $20, perfect condition, (650)345-1111 TABLE - for plant, $20, perfect condition, (650)345-1111 TREE PRUNER 5ft long good condition $10. (408)249-3858

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

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE" decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 BISSEL STEAM CLEANER - easy to use, used 3 times, cleans great, $35.obo, (650)260-2664 BOWL - light green heavy glass swirl design bowl, great centerpiece, $25., (650)834-2804 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $20.,(650)867-2720 CHOPSTICKS- 7 sets, unopened, decorative, variety of colors and designs, $10., (650)578-9208 COUNTERTOP WATER DISPENSER : Oasis water cooler Hot N Cold, Durable & excellent condition,$86, (650)278-2702 ELECTRIC BBQ (650)592-2648 - nonstick, $40.,

379 Open Houses

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

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

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

318 Sports Equipment
2 GOLF CLUBS - Ladies, right handed, putter & driver $5/each (650)755-8238 BROWN LEATHER GOLF BAG with 11 golf clubs, $65/all, (650)592-2648 GOLD'S GYM - GT2000Power Tower + Instructions as new, asking $100.00 obo, (650)344-6565 KAYAK - Necky Looksha 4 model, 17 ft., 53 lbs, $1,000. (650)394-4243 MITZU JR. tour kids set 7 clubs & bag $15/all obo. (650)952-0620 ROLLER BLADES - GLX bravo blade size 7-8 purple, great condition $6., (650)578-9208

298 Collectibles
49ER REPORT issues '85-'87 $35/all, (650)592-2648 5 COLORIZED territorial quarters uncirculated $7/all. (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOW coffee mug in box $15. (650)345-1111 CARNIVAL GLASS WATER PITCHER beautiful design, $25., leave message (650)365-1797 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL quarters (5 pieces) uncirculated $18/all. (408)2493858 DANCING FIGURINE by Bradley Dolls Musical, plays “If You Love Me”, 8 1/2 “ tall, $20., (650)518-0813 GLASSES 6 sets redskins, good condition never used $45/all. (650)345-1111 HISTORY BOOK of "Superbowls by the bay" game 1-18, $35., (650)592-2648 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 JOE MONTANA cover photo, '85 "in flight" magazine, $30, (650)341-8342

304 Furniture
3 PIECE COFFEE TABLE SET: $100. (650)787-8219 3 TIERED stainless rolling cart gently used $100 firm, (650)341-0418 46" ROUND dining table $90. Call (650)430-4884 9 DRAWER dresser and 2 end tables. $100/all. (650)692-2231 ANTIQUE SOLID oak end table marble top, carved door $50. (650)3427568 CABINET - Real wood, $70., (650)367-1350 CHAIR, IKEA. Very Good cond. Recliner shaped, flexible. Lt brown wood on canvas 26-1/2"x38”x29" $15. 650-704-2497. CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 COFFEE TABLE - $60., (650)367-1350 COFFEE TABLE - Square, oak Coffee Table with leather top, $30., (650)7711888 RECLINER - Beige, $40., (650)771-1888

LUIGI BORMIOLI "Strauss" 9 oz. drinking glasses, set of 10 for $25. Matches "Strauss" 13.5 oz. Call (650)630-2329. OVEN ROASTING PAN WITH RACK. New, non stick, large, never used $55., (650)341-0418 REVEREWARE, 1,3.4 qt. pots, 5",7" pans, stainless steel w/copper bottoms, excellent cond., $60/all. (650)577-0604 VASE - beautiful butterfly design, gold color, perfect cond, $25., (650)867-2720

380 Real Estate Services

Bank Foreclosures.

307 Jewelry & Clothing
MURANO GLASS bracelet from Italy various shades of red and blue artfully designed $100. (650)991-2353 SMALL JEWELRY cabinet - 17” H, 12” W, 2 glass doors, plus 2 drawers, very pretty, $35., (650)592-2648

SALON CHAIR - hydrolic, works perfectly, black base, black leather, $90.obo, (650)290-1960 SCALE SOLD! Ohaus 2,610g troy capacity

TITLIST GOLF club 983k driver 9.5 degree grafaloy stiff/ $75 obo. (650)9520620 TRIATHLON WETSUIT - Quintanaroo, ladies, medium, good condition, $45., (650)728-5978 WOODEN TENNIS RACKET '50's or older "C"Hemold $25., (650)868-0436

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SOPRANOS COOKBOOK and calendar $10/all. (408)249-3858

610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle 442 Studios
SAN MATEO Downtown 55+, Gated community $850/mo. RENTED!

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381 Homes for Sale


381 Homes for Sale

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
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450 Homes for Rent
BELMONT - 2 bedroom home for rent now. $1800 per month. Prime location, downtown, large enclosed yard, no pets, no smoking, 1 private parking, new refrigerator, dishwasher & oven. Call (650)591-9604

470 Rooms
BELMONT LARGE view room cable wi-fi kitchen privileges. Near Hillsdale, no smoking/pets. $700/mo. (650)592-6000

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


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

REDWOOD CITY Sequoia Hotel
800 Main St., $160. & up per week. $600 Monthly

(650)366-9501 (650)279-9811

Room For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos

$49 daily + tax $280 weekly + tax 09/06/10
Clean Quiet Convenient Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom Microwave and Refrigerator 950 El Camino Real San Carlos

(650) 593-3136

620 Automobiles 620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
NISSAN ‘08, Altima, 2.5, white, #9956P, $16,998. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘08, Versa 1.8S black, $12,588. #9940P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘09 MAXIMA, 3.5S, gray, #9955P, $27,888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘96 Pathfinder, Excellent condition, 4 wheel drive. SOLD! SCION ‘06 tC, Basic, dark gray, #9919P, $15,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION ‘07 tC, Spec, gray, #9915P, $14,998. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘06 Matrix, STD, silver, #9767T, $12,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry Hybrid, basci, grey, #9758P, $21,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry Solara, SLE, silver, #9548P, $22,999 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Corolla CE, green, 9794T $13,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Prius, basic, silver, #9801P, $17,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Highlander, base, gray, #9679P, $21,885 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Prius, gray, #9691P, $17995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘08 Yaris, Base, gray, #9720P. $14,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08, Corolla CE, silver, #9763T, $12,988, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 CAmry, basic, gray, #9805P, $17,888 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 Prius, STD, green, #9606P, $18,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 RAV4 basic, black, #9806P, $19,5888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘10 Camry Hybrid, basic, white, #9535P, $24,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10 Corolla, basis, white, #9575P, $15,488 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘10 Matrix, basic, white, #9599P, $16,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

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

625 Classic Cars
CHEVY ‘85 EL CAMINO - $3,200. (650)345-0663 DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $5800 or trade. (650)588-9196 PINTO ‘73 V8 AUTOMATIC, CUSTOM. $1650. (415)412-7030.

630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVROLET ‘03 Silverado SS- low miles, leather, CD, AWD. SOLD! CHEVROLET ‘74 Stepside Pickup - Half ton, 350 engine, automatic. SOLD! FORD ‘07 RANGER- low miles, very clean, roof rack, bed-liner & tool box. 5speed Trans, 2-door pickup. SOLD! FORD SUV ‘99 XLT - 110K highway miles, Top of the line! Very good condition! $3,600., (650)631-1955 NISSAN ‘07 FRONTIER, SE, gray, #9911P, $17,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘06 Highlander hybrid, #9751T, $29,888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘06 Tacoma, basic, #9800T, $7,999 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 FJ Crusier, basic, blue, #9799T, $24,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Tacoma, basic, white, #9609P $15,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Tundra 2WD truck, white, #9774T, $26,988, AND TOYOTA ‘08 Tundra 2WD truck, blue, #9727T, $27,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Venza V6, white, $26,988, #9536P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10 Venza V6, white, $29,588, #9743P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘10, Tundra 2WD truck, grade, silver, #9493T, $24,580. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

BMW ‘06 325i - low miles, very clean, loaded, leather interior, $20,000 obo., (650)368-6674 BMW ‘94 325I CONVERTIBLE - 74,300 miles, 5 speed, new top, battery; excellent condition, car facts. BMW AM/FM radio, tape, 5 CD changer, leather, A/C, $5K, (650)591-2732

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CHEVROLET ‘09, Malibu, LS with ILS, white, #9892P $14,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 CHEVY ‘06 Cobolt LS 4 door teal color automatic. Car facts included, 55k Mi. Good condition. SOLD! CHRYSLER ‘05 ‘PT Cruiser GT, beige, $9,488. #9837T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 DODGE ‘88 Dynasty - excellent condition, low miles, $1900. (650)400-4642. FORD ‘06 Fusion - Red color, 4 cylinder, 4 door, low miles, $9,600., (650)685-7827 FORD ‘09 Focus, SE, Blue, #9942P, $12,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 FORD ‘85 VICTORIA - Original owner, 43K miles, automatic, all powered. Very good condition. $4K, (650)515-5023. FORD ‘95 Mustang Convertible - V6, automatic. Make offer. (650)697-0596 INFINITI ‘08 G35 sedan, blue, #9881P $25,888. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 KIA ‘09 Rondo, LX Base, White, #9695P, $11,795. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 MAZDA ‘09 Mazda3, Sport silver, #9895P, $14,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 MAZDA ‘09 Mazda3, Sport white, #9941P, $15,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘06, Murano, white, #9934T, $19,588. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘08 SENTRA, 2.0, gray, #9936P, $14,588.Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘08, Altima S, grey, $17,288. #9776P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

380 Real Estate Services SAVE ON BUYING OR SELLING A HOME!
Personal Service Margaret Dowd Bus: (650)794-9858 Cell: (650)400-9714 Lic# 01250058

440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1250, 2 bedrooms $1425. New carpets, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650)344-8418 or (650)595-0805.

1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to downtown. Gated entry.
380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s weekly Real Estate Section. Look for it every Friday and Weekend to find information on fine homes and properties throughout the local area.

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

380 Real Estate Services

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

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

670 Auto Service 670 Auto Parts
FORD ‘73 Maverick/Mercury GT Comet, Drive Train 302 V8, C4 Auto Trans. Complete, needs assembly, includes radiator and drive line, call for details, $1250., (650)726-9733.

680 Autos Wanted

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

TOYOTA ‘09 Tacoma Prerunner, white, #9512T, $22,998. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

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

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

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

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672 Auto Stereos

670 Auto Service

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

Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

670 Auto Parts
CHEVY TAHOE 3rd row seats like new $75 obo, (650)367-8949

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

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo


CHEVY TRANSMISSION 4L60E Semi used $800. (650)921-1033 HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991






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

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

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


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PERSIAN CARPET (Klim) good condition $100. (650)867-2720

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Little is known about Freddie’s intimate relationships, whether with friends, family, spouses or even Mrs. Lord. There is reason to suspect that his marriage to Bessie was troubled for some time. The earlier years were filled with a shared love of music and high living. Freddie lavished jewels and designer clothes on his wife. In 1905, they bought “Idlewild,” a lakeshore property in the Tahoe Pines area of Lake Tahoe from the Crockers. One year later, they purchased the Crockers’ 60-foot launch, also called “Idlewild.” The Kohls used the estate to entertain sumptuously in the summertime. But more than a whiff of scandal ensued. Gossip linked Bessie romantically with socialite Cliff Weatherwax, a frequent Idlewild guest of the Kohls, and a “dandy” who may well have upstaged homely Freddie Kohl. Idlewild was soon referred to as “Cliff’s Kohling Station.” This embarrassment ended when Weatherwax died under apparently mysterious circumstances at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City. The subsequent Kohl separation, whether related to the Weatherwax romance or not, was to have significant repercussions for Kohl mansion. Freddie was still legally married to Bessie when he died, but he willed the mansion to Marion Louderback Lord. Bessie’s separation agreement provided her with nothing more than a $250,000 inheritance. Legal speculation in the newspapers at the time held that the agreement would be very difficult to overturn and Mrs. Kohl did not dispute the will. Two eastern uncles who had been named in a previous will did sue for inclusion, but lost in court. The mansion and its contents consequently became the property of Mrs. Lord, as did the vast bulk of the $5,500,000 Kohl estate. Mrs. Lord auctioned off the contents of the Burlingame mansion and, in 1924, sold “The Oaks” to the Sisters of Mercy for $230,000, considerably less than Kohl had invested in it. The City of San Mateo bought the parental property for $80,000. In 1926, Mrs. Lord sold the Idlewild estate to Herbert Fleishacker. After cashing out all the tangible assets in her inheritance, Ms. Lord left for Europe and was not heard from again. The ultimate fate of the Kohl fortune remains unknown. pered. It became a convent and regional headquarters for the Sisters of Mercy in 1924 and the home of Mercy High School for girls in 1931. The Aeolian organ, its sound familiar to generations of Mercy students, was eventually removed. In 1982, Kohl Mansion became a National Historical Landmark. Also in 1982, Kohl Mansion reconnected with its musical roots with the inauguration of the Kohl Mansion Concert Series. This has been extended with a subsequent extensive youth and community music education program. Whatever his faults, Charles Frederick Kohl was known for his kindness and generosity. Though a non-Catholic himself, he built Corpus Christi Chapel at Lake Tahoe for his Catholic wife and endowed it in his will, making no changes even after their separation. Many family retainers and at least one business assistant were included in his will, as were relatives of his long-deceased first wife. He was considered easy to get along with. Kohl’s benign reputation may well have followed him posthumously insofar as the Freddie Kohl ghost story is concerned. During the early convent years, unexplained sounds, movement of objects and a mysterious powder frightened the nuns and convinced them that Freddie was still with them. Services were held to cleanse the mansion of his spirit. But to no avail. Clues to Freddie’s presence continued and became a source of amusement for the high school girls. Some speak of the friendly ghost with evident fondness. As one alumna put it recently, “I enjoy thinking that he’s still there keeping an eye on what’s going on.” Whether it is his spirit or his memory that has survived, Freddie Kohl would surely be delighted to see up to 200 “guests” assembling in both the Entrance and Clock Halls before filing into the Great Hall to attend the eight regular Kohl Concerts each season. Those who came early would be waiting comfortably in the lovely former Library with its still lived-in look and paintings original to the mansion. But it is the Great Hall that best preserves the heart of Kohl’s musical vision. The huge fireplace, surmounted by a fresco with medieval themes, is appropriately baronial. The ceiling is a full two stories above and the height is punctuated by a balcony that accommodates overflow stand-up listeners. Internationally renowned musicians perform on a dais placed before the fireplace. The acoustics are extraordinary. Altogether, the effect is that of an exclusive private performance. As in the old days, the musicians mingle with the guests afterward — each, perhaps, choosing a complimentary glass of red or white wine or bottled water, if preferred — in the former Morning Room. A lavish buffet is available in the adjacent former

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upper balcony, the entire house could be filled with sound. The Kohls named the estate “The Oaks.” It became a favored destination for San Francisco society and the site of many galas from its completion in 1914 until Mrs. Kohl abruptly separated from her husband barely two years later. A legal separation agreement was signed and Bessie moved to New York. During World War I, Bessie sang for the troops in France and never left, marrying and surviving two French noble husbands. She lived until 1949, dying in Monte Carlo with the title of Countess. Freddie was not nearly so lucky. Though he and Bessie had become very popular among the “smart set,” their life together had been seriously marred ever since 1911 when Freddie was shot in the chest in a bizarre turn of events. An unstable French maid named Adele Verge had been hired during a family trip to attend his mother. She began acting strangely upon their return from France and, while at a friend’s hotel in Southern California, she struck the desk clerk and spat at guests. Freddie and the hotel owner had her arrested. Rejecting Freddie’s generous settlement offer, Adele sued him for unjustified dismissal and both men for false arrest.

dining room, which soon fills with animated conversation and interaction among attendees that is more reminiscent of private functions than public performances.

Bittersweet link
There is something bittersweet in the link between the life of Freddie Kohl and the endurance and evolution of the mansion. It began as a private passion that failed to bring him personal happiness, but went on to give pleasure to generations of both students and concertgoers. Freddie’s life is also reminiscent, in some ways, of the lives of many of the finest composers whose music is still heard in the Kohl Great Hall. How many of them also experienced wide swings between joy and despair, had obsessive concerns and were in the grasp of self-defeating personal failings or conflicts? There is Mozart, perhaps the most gifted of them all, whose rebelliousness offended patrons and whose uncontrollable spending and gambling ultimately reduced him from bourgeois comfort to poverty and early death. Schubert led a tumultuous life and was compulsively sexual, dying young and in poverty, with syphilitic paranoia. Schumann, after great success, became mentally unstable, attempted suicide and was finally institutionalized. Brahms, who loved Schumann’s wife throughout his life, never could persuade her to view him as more than a friend, even after she was widowed, and died a presumably frustrated bachelor. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky provides the most dramatic example of a musician’s inner torment. According to Kai Christiansen, Kohl musicologist, Tchaikovsky experienced chronic anxiety and was “constantly stretched between the polarities of ecstasy and despair, each inseparable from the other in that peculiar blend found in many great artists…He (also) struggled greatly with his awareness of being homosexual and navigating the contradictory worlds of private and public life.” It is believed by some that Tchaikovsky ended the pain of his conflicted life by deliberately drinking contaminated water and contracting fatal cholera. These composers left a legacy of music that reflected their own joy and sorrow that others could then simply play, listen to, and benefit from. We are fortunate to have the pleasure of the music without having to endure whatever pain attended its creation. Freddie Kohl was neither especially talented nor creative. The happiness that he strove for throughout his life repeatedly eluded him. But surely his most lasting achievement — with the helping hand of the Sisters of Mercy — lies in leaving us Kohl Mansion where great music is reunited with surroundings like those the composers and their audiences knew in their own time.

Sad memories
Without Bessie, Freddie no longer had the heart to stay on by himself in the Burlingame home. For him, Kohl Mansion had represented a hopeful fresh start after the shooting and the subsequent death of his mother in 1912. These events and Freddie’s father’s death in 1893, all took place while Freddie was living in the parental home in San Mateo, with Bessie present for the last 10 years. Both the Burlingame and San Mateo houses, luxurious as they were, evoked too many sad memories. Alone at the end of 1916, Kohl essentially fled to new quarters in the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Now aged 53, Kohl was childless, widowed (his first wife, née Edith Dunlop, died of appendicitis in the fifth year of their marriage) and permanently separated from his second wife. But Freddie Kohl did not find happiness in San Francisco either. Not even after the “stunningly beautiful” New York divorcée, Marion Louderback Lord, joined him as his mistress and companion, a role she would fill during these, the last five years of his life. Upon moving to San Francisco, Freddie asked friends to take over the management of the Kohl businesses which he had been running ever since his father’s death. The Burlingame mansion was confided to caretakers. In 1921, it was leased to provide the locale for the production of the film, “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” starring “America’s sweetheart,” Mary Pickford, and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. (Proceeds were donated to charity.)

Ongoing feud
Adele Verge lost the case. Then, when Freddie and his lawyers emerged from the courthouse elevator, Adele agitatedly came up and shot Freddie in the chest, barely missing his heart. Though he was expected to die, Freddie pulled through. He woke during surgery and, according to his doctors, said that he “freely forgave Adele Verge for her act.” Nevertheless, Freddie subsequently became obsessed with the thought that Adele would return to finish him for good. Indeed, Adele was committed to a mental hospital in France, but escaped in less than a year and promptly began sending threatening letters to Freddie. The psychological effect was devastating because Freddie was confronted with a threat that wasn’t rational and against which the law afforded him few protections. The frequency of the letters increased several years later when Adele Verge sailed to Canada and made her way westward in the direction of California. But Freddie Kohl was not to die by Adele’s hand. Freddie turned inward and became almost completely self-absorbed. In a departure from past behavior, he practically gave up accompanying his popular wife to the many charity and other social events that she continued to attend. He did not even join her at a concert that featured their house-

Deterioration and scandal
Kohl’s physical and mental health continued to deteriorate, however. In 1921, he became short of breath and had trouble walking, a consequence, it was thought, of Adele Verge’s bullet that had never been removed due to the danger of surgery so near the heart. Later in the year, Kohl suffered a stroke. His physicians advised recuperating in a place with a warmer climate. Kohl and Ms. Lord chose the Del Monte Lodge on the Monterey Peninsula. His convalescence seemed to be going well. Yet a scant month

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