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Monday • Dec. 27, 2010 • Vol XI, Edition 113

Garbage rate increases loom
City owes old garbage contractor millions; single-stream recycling rolled out

The city of San Mateo is switching to a new garbage collector next year but still needs to pay its old trash hauler more than $3.5 million, according to a staff report. The City Council will consider a

23.3 percent rate increase for the period between April 1 and Dec. 31, 2011 to help raise the revenue, according to the staff report. The increase would raise current rates for a 32-gallon cart about $9.15 on residential customers’ quarterly bills, according

to the staff report. Residents will be notified first and a public hearing will be held on the rate increase before the council takes any action on the item, however. Notices will be mailed no later than Jan. 15 and each property

owner will have 45 days to submit a written protest to the proposed rate increase. If a majority protests, the collection rates will remain unchanged, according to the staff report. The city anticipates more revenue being generated with new single-

stream recycling bins next year to offset future collection costs and reduce required rate increases in the future, however, according to the staff report. Garbage rates are set to increase

See TRASH, Page 19

Burlingame Safeway construction to begin
Neighborhood liaison in place
By Heather Murtagh

Mounds of dirt sit on the fencedin corner of Howard Avenue and El Camino Real in Burlingame but construction of a new Safeway store should start next month making the end of a nearly 14-year conversation about the key downtown corner one step closer to a reality. Plans for a 45,600-square-foot 24hour grocery store were unanimously approved by the City Council in February. At this point, the older store and surrounding shops at 1420 and 1450 Howard Ave. were demolished creating a dirt-filled area. Next month, construction workers are expected to begin building and the entire project is expected to be completed by fall 2011. But first, a new

sign will be erected including the name of and contact information for the neighborhood liaison Fred Ponce. “I’m there as a resource for questions or issues with construction,” said Ponce, noting there was already one issue with noise that was dealt with promptly. Getting information out to the public seems to be a high priority with this project. Ponce is the go-to person for information but there will be other ways soon. A portion of the Burlingame city website,, will be dedicated to periodic updates about construction. It will also be home to a live webcam. The webcam was already set up but, being

See SAFEWAY, Page 19


San Mateo County District Attorney Jim Fox leaves office Dec. 31. During his tenure, the office prosecuted several high-profile cases including the infamous repressed memories of the Susan Nason murder trial, the Billionaire Boys Club,even the theft of an iPhone 4 prototype.

A busy road to Hall of Fame for teen in Half Moon Bay
By Michelle Morales

Fox ready to pass the torch
District Attorney known for more than just putting away bad guys
By Michelle Durand

Jim Fox makes the office coffee every day. The dozens of attorneys under his watch as district attorney are often left to their own devices — perhaps in strong contrast to the self-professed micromanager who will suc-

ceed him shortly. But the pot of caffeine in the third floor offices at the county government center? Well, that chore is the domain of 66-yearold Fox. The fact that he doesn’t drink the coffee, and frankly few others do either, doesn’t deter Fox. It’s one of his daily habits. Fox’s take on the coffee is evoca-

tive of how he operates the office as the county’s only second elected district attorney. He is present, he is resolute in his job and he expects those around him to do the same. He is often also not the most public voice of the office. That tends to fall to Steve Wagstaffe, the chief deputy

See FOX, Page 27

One would think an artist who had a drawing inducted into the San Mateo County Office of Education Student Hall of Fame would spend all his time drawing but Miguel Miguel Vasquez Vasquez, 17, said he finds making time for art is challenging between being a student and

A weekly look at the people who shape our community wrestler at Half Moon Bay High School, a volunteer at the Recreation Department and working for a local pizzeria.

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Monday • Dec. 27, 2010

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“Yeah,I don’t really want to get into a teacup or anything where I feel like I’m suffocating.There’s a lot of history here,and it’s a really great opportunity to have some fun,but I’m going to try to stay out of that.”
— Gabe Carimi,Wisconsin’s 6-foot-7, 327-pound, Outland Trophy-winning left tackle “Wisconsin, TCU ride the teacups at Disneyland,” page 15

Eviction for ‘Octomom’
Nadya Suleman and family may be ousted from home

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Local Weather Forecast
Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds around 5 mph...Becoming west in the afternoon. Monday night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Tuesday: Rain likely in the morning...Then rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. South winds up to 5 mph. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Raiders fall to Colts
Manning and company spoil playoff hopes

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Tourists look at ice sculptures during a light testing prior to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin,China on Christmas day.

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This Day in History
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Thought for the Day
“A dollar saved is a quarter earned.” — Oscar Levant, American composer, musician, actor (born this date in 1906, died in 1972).


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Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed an act recognizing Indonesia’s sovereignty after more than three centuries of Dutch rule. In 1968, Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe, nighttime splashdown in the Pacific. In 1831, naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a round-theworld voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. In 1904, James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opened at the Duke of York’s Theater in London. In 1927, the musical play “Show Boat,” with music by Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. In 1932, Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City. In 1945, 28 nations signed an agreement creating the World Bank. In 1970, “Hello, Dolly!” closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances. In 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin (hah-FEE’-zoo-lah ah-MEEN’), who was overthrown and executed, was replaced by Babrak Karmal. In 1985, Palestinian guerrillas opened fire inside the Rome and Vienna airports; 19 victims were killed, plus four attackers who were slain by police and security personnel. American naturalist Dian Fossey, 53, who had studied gorillas in the wild in Rwanda, was found hacked to death. In 2007, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton put the first black judge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals serving several Southern states. (The nomination of Roger Gregory had been stalled in the Senate, but Clinton used a recess appointment to put him on the bench.)


Musician David Knopfler is 58.

Actor/wrestler Bill Goldberg is 44.

Singer Hayley Williams is 22.

Former U.S. Sen. James A. McClure, R-Idaho, is 86. Rockabilly musician Scotty Moore is 79. Actor John Amos is 71. Actress Charmian Carr (Film: “The Sound of Music”) is 68. ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 67. Rock musician Mick Jones (Foreigner) is 66. Singer Tracy Nelson is 66. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 62. Jazz singer-musician T.S. Monk is 61. Singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff is 59. Actress Tovah Feldshuh is 58. Journalist-turned-politician Arthur Kent is 57. Actress Maryam D’Abo is 50. Country musician Jeff Bryant is 48. Actor Ian Gomez is 46. Actress Theresa Randle is 46. Actress Eva LaRue is 44. Actress Tracey Cherelle Jones is 41. Bluegrass singer-musician Darrin Vincent (Dailey & Vincent) is 41. Rock musician Guthrie Govan is 39. Musician Matt Slocum is 38. Actor Wilson Cruz is 37. Singer Olu is 37. Actor Masi Oka is 36. Actor Aaron Stanford is 34. Actress Emilie de Ravin is 29. Christian rock musician James Mead (Kutless) is 28.

Entertainment news
Exhibit opens on Curious George’s wartime escape
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. — Long before he pedaled himself into all sorts of mischief in “Curious George Rides a Bike,” the famous monkey took a much more harrowing ride when his creators escaped the Nazi invasion of France. The manuscript that would later launch their beloved series of children’s books was among the few belongings that Margret and H.A. Rey took with them when they fled Paris in June 1940, just days before German troops marched into the city. Both German Jews, the husband-andwife team cobbled together two bikes out of spare parts and peddled south to Orleans. Trains carried them through Spain and Portugal, where they boarded a ship to the United States. Eighteen years later, the Reys built a summer cottage in New Hampshire, where an exhibit about their wartime escape now is on display at a nonprofit center dedicated to the couple’s legacy. To complement the exhibit, which was created by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Nebraska and features illustrations from a 2005 children’s book about the Reys’ trip, the Margret and H.A. Rey Center plans a series of lectures about the Reys and immigration during World War II. “Kids are drawn in because of George, but they’re also inspired by the story because these people were ordinary citizens in a wartime situation,” said Louise Borden, author of “The Journey That Saved Curious George.” “There’s the whole drama of it.” Borden, who was surprised that little had been written about the Reys’ escape before her book, took a journey of her own while researching it. She dug through the Reys’ papers at the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi, enlisted her high school French teacher in Ohio with help translating, then headed to France, where the Reys arrived for a 2-week honeymoon in 1936 and ended up staying four years. After months spent reading Hans’ meticulous notes penciled in tiny pocket calendars and viewing black-and-white photos, Borden was surprised by the colorful scenes she found at the chateau where the Reys spent the fall of 1939, vibrant colors that were echoed in Rey’s artwork. “Because I’m following in their footsteps, I feel like I’m kind of a witness to how they were living and the landscape they were living in. Setting and place is always really important in my work. This had just natural, wonderful settings to use,” she said. While living at the chateau, the couple’s German accents attracted the attention of the village police. To prove that he wasn’t a spy, H.A. Rey led the officer upstairs to his studio and showed him his sketches and watercolor illustrations of “Fifi,” the monkey who later would be renamed George. George rescued the couple again when another officer questioned them aboard a train headed to Spain, then smiled and moved on after thumbing through the manuscript. Though she had read a brief article that said the Reys had bicycled from Paris to the Spanish border, Borden knew that was unlikely given the distance. H.A. Rey’s journals confirmed that hunch. “When you look at photographs of the people fleeing, they’re not wearing clothes like we wear today. They’re not in Nike jogging outfits. These people are not Lance Armstrong. They’re women in high heels and flats and skirts, and men with suits and ties. So I figured they must’ve gotten on a train,” she said. The couple arrived in the U.S. in October 1940. “Curious George” was published the next year and went on to sell more than 27 million copies. The Reys became U.S. citizens and settled in New York and later Cambridge, Mass. H.A. Rey died in 1977; Margret lived until 1996.

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Monday • Dec. 27, 2010


Police reports
Bad guest
An ex-guest was throwing bottles at the front desk window of a hotel on the 1500 block of El Camino Real in San Bruno before 1:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9.

Before it was San Bruno,what was it?

Battery. A woman was assaulted by her neighbor’s boyfriend on Warren Street before 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Assault w/deadly weapon. A man was stabbed in the arm with a pair of scissors by his wife on Clinton Street before 6:44 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Disturbance. A group of young individuals were loitering in an alleyway behind a bar and entering the bar to bum cigarettes on El Camino Real before 10:11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Gun shots heard. A gun shot blast was heard by the water near the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Chesapeake Drive before 8:10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Disturbance. Three transients were loitering and panhandling outside businesses on El Camino Real before 1:12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Grand theft. A red impact gun was stolen from a shop on El Camino Real before 5:33 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Disturbance. A transient was harassing customers on El Camino Real before 7:49 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25. Burglary-vehicle report. A purse was stolen from a vehicle on Kensington Road before 1:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25. Suspicious circumstances. The smell of marijuana was emanating from a building on Oxford Street before 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25. Gun shots heard. One possible gun shot was heard on Edison Way before 11:38 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25. number of years ago, I was asked to put up a display of some of my historic photographs. They were of several sizes, some quite large. I chose a 3-foot by 5-foot photo for a strategic location in the exhibit. It was an early photo of San Bruno, taken in the hills to the west, looking over the landscape to the east. An on-looker came up to me and asked me why in the world was I putting up that particular photo. “There’s nothing there!” he exclaimed. “My point exactly!” I replied. There were no houses in the photo, no businesses, only dirt paths for roads. There were wild-grass-covered hills in the west and creeks flowing to the east. There were few trees, except for the thirsty willows that always seem to crowd in along edges of a stream. There was an abundance of wildlife, of course, although not apparent in the photograph: Bears, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, coyotes and smaller critters. And birds: Yearround residents like hawks and ravens, and twice-a-year flocks of geese and ducks, thousands of them winging through on their migrations, resting and feeding on the marshland and mudflats of the Bay. Yes, that photo was sparse, but the history up to that captured moment was rich and storied. There was a civilization in the San Bruno area long before the European explorers thought they had “discovered” it. The Ohlone Indians were here. In the 1960s, an Ohlone settlement was excavated in the Crestmoor Canyon area. Mud and clay dwelling foundations were uncovered, as well as fragments of

As early as the 1760s,the Spanish government had been exploring what is now San Bruno.
primitive utensils. More artifacts were discovered near San Bruno Creek on the site of the present-day Senior Center on Crystal Springs Road. As early as the 1760s, the Spanish government had been exploring this area. By 1776, they had built a presidio and a mission at the northern tip of the Peninsula, San Francisco. A road was needed between that outpost and the established mission at Monterey. The first crude trail was laid out around the foothills south of San Francisco, west of the marshes along the Bay. They named it El Camino Real. One of the Spanish surveyors in the 1770s was Lt. Bruno Hecate. His patron saint was St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian Order. That big hill, kind of in the way of the new road, needed identification, so Lt. Hecate did the honors and named it San Bruno Mountain. Jose Antonio Sanchez was a soldier who trekked to the Peninsula with the Anza colonists in the 1770s. The Sanchez name and legacy are woven throughout the history of the Peninsula. He was granted provisional ownership of the 15,000-acre Rancho Buri Buri in the 1820s for his many years of service to the Mexican government, with ownership finalized in 1835. This Rancho extended from San

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of pioneer families. Prominent among these were the D.O. Mills, A.I. Easton and Sneath families. Two significant businesses had been established: Richard Cunningham’s San Bruno House on the San Bruno Toll Road (San Mateo Avenue), and the famous roadhouse called Uncle Tom’s Cabin (14Mile House) on the west side of El Camino Real near the intersection of San Mateo Avenue. A third business, the Jenevein Junction House, would be developed at the junction of El Camino Real and San Mateo Avenue. The Silva family began their San Bruno connection when Custodio Silva emigrated from Chile. He worked for the Miller and Lux cattle empire in South San Francisco. In 1871, he purchased 30 acres from a Sanchez heir for $5,000 in gold. The property (present-day location) was located west of El Camino Real and the Tanforan Shopping Center, north of Interstate 380 and south of Sneath Lane. Custodio was a wellknown and respected horse dealer, running as many as a thousand horses at any one time on the Rancho location, as well as several other pieces of land he owned or rented. Horses were absolutely essential at that time for transportation, hauling and farming. He sold horses to local buyers, farmers and even the military. The Silva ranch was a gathering place on weekends, not only for his family, but others who came to watch wild horses being “broken” for riding and domestic use. In 1875, Richard Sneath purchased 1,200 acres, bounded on the east by El Camino Real between present-day Sneath Lane in San Bruno and the Brentwood Addition in South San Francisco, west to Skyline Boulevard and north to Westborough Boulevard. He kept adding to his land until he owned almost 3,000 acres extending from El Camino Real to Sweeney Ridge and

Pacifica. Sneath went into the dairy business. Toribio Tanfaran (original spelling) and his wife Maria Valencia Sanchez (granddaughter of Jose Sanchez) used their 160 acres, south of Sneath Lane, for farming and raising their 10 children. That photo in my exhibit so many years ago, the one my critic reviewed and concluded there was nothing there? Well, it’s only nothing if you haven’t put yourself into the picture. But if you can step through the frame, like Alice, and into the landscape of history-land, you’ll find everything, not the least of which is opportunity. It’s just a great story. It’s something, really something when you finally “get” the picture.
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold Fredricks appears in the Monday edition of the Daily Journal.

Continued from page 3
Bruno Mountain in the north, east to the Bay, west to the coast range, and south to present-day Burlingame. After Sanchez’s death in 1843, his property was divided among his 10 children. But the land had to be inventoried before the estate could be settled, and it took so long to do so that California had by then become a state (1850) and almost all of the land was lost by the Sanchez heirs. Much of what was left was sold by the descendants to pay off debts. By 1887, sale, resale and consolidation of land parcels created a situation in which the area, now known as San Bruno, consisted of a few large parcels of real estate owned by a handful


companion bills will drive down costs and give consumers more options by promoting competition between health insurance companies. Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger l a w m a k e r s countered that the measures create an expensive new health care bureaucracy even before the federal law takes effect in 2014. Supporters said the five-member board overseeing the California Health Benefit Exchange will need those three years to hire staff, set up the program, select health plans to participate and enroll Californians needing health insurance. Health and Human Services Agency spokeswoman Amy Palmer says establishing such a mechanism is “an extraordinary job in the best of circumstances,” let alone while the state faces a budget deficit of at least $25 billion through June 2012 and a change in administration. The health agency secretary is one of five board members. Gov.elect Jerry Brown made it one of his first two appointment announcements in early December, a month before he was set to take office. Brown said he would retain Schwarzenegger’s finance director and appoint Diana Dooley as the new health secretary. Dooley had been president and chief executive of the California Children’s Hospital Association. “The governor-elect supported the president’s efforts early on and will continue to do so,” Brown spokesman Evan Westrup said. Schwarzenegger is to appoint two members of the California Health Benefit Exchange before his term ends Jan. 3, and the Legislature will appoint the remaining two. Those laws are among many taking effect Jan. 1. A look at some of the others: • Possession of up to one ounce of marijuana becomes an infraction no more serious than a speeding ticket. The maximum penalty of a $100 fine and no jail time does not change under SB1449 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. However, reducing the crime from a misdemeanor to an infraction means offenders will no longer face arrest, a criminal record and having to appear in court. • While punishment decreases for

Monday • Dec. 27, 2010


New laws will allow state to begin health reforms
By Don Thompson

SACRAMENTO — California will create an Internet-based insurance exchange to let consumers comparison-shop for affordable health insurance coverage under two of the many laws taking effect with the new year. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed bills in September making California the first state to authorize an oversight board for an insurance exchange marketplace since the federal health care overhaul was enacted earlier this year. Massachusetts implemented its exchange before the federal reforms. The Republican governor and Democratic legislative leaders who carried SB900 and AB1602 said the

low-level marijuana possession, it increases for paparazzi caught driving recklessly while chasing celebrities. The offense increases from an infraction to a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine under AB2479 by Assemblywoman Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles. • Impersonating someone online through fake social network pages, texting or e-mails becomes a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in jail. Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, said his SB1411 updates the state’s impersonation law, which dates to 1872, to outlaw “e-personation.” Prosecutors must prove the impersonator had the criminal intent to harm, intimidate, threaten or defraud. Victims can sue for damages.

Local briefs
Coroner identifies San Mateo woman pulled from water Friday
A woman who died after being pulled from the water near the Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco on Friday has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. Gail Wuotila, 62, of San Mateo, was found unconscious in the water with an unidentified middle-aged man near 95 Harbor Master Road at about 2 p.m. Friday, according to the coroner’s office and fire officials. Officials are unsure why the couple was in the water, but the couple doesn’t seem to have fallen from a boat, acting South San Francisco Battalion Chief Juan Byron said. “We believe they were walking on a recreational path along the shoreline,” Byron said. A witness nearby heard someone yelling from the water and called for help, he said. Arriving police pulled the two victims from the water and gave them CPR until ambulances drove up. Crews then took the pair to a hospital where Wuotila was pronounced dead and the man

was listed in critical condition, according to the South San Francisco Fire Department. The man was placed in the hospital’s intensive care unit, Byron said.

‘Octomom’ faces eviction

Dog walker charged with stealing jewelry to appear in court
A former dog walker charged with stealing his clients’ jewelry is scheduled to appear in San Mateo County Superior Court on Monday, according to the district attorney’s office. San Mateo resident Nicolas Barbanica, 32, is charged with stealing jewelry worth more than $5,500 from his dog-walking clients during the time he worked for them between October and November 2009, according to the district attorney’s office. Prosecutors claim Barbanica was given keys to various homes in San Mateo to walk dogs and stole jewelry from the homes on multiple occasions. The suspect then gave the jewelry to his girlfriend to pawn, according to the district attorney’s office. Barbanica is charged with four counts of residential burglary and remains in custody in San Mateo County Jail on $500,000 bail.

LOS ANGELES — The man who sold his Southern California home to “Octomom” Nadya Suleman said Sunday that he’s going ahead with eviction proceedings because she hasn’t made a long overdue $450,000 payment. Amer Haddadin said he’ll evict Suleman if she and her lawyer Jeff Czech don’t pay the balance on the house by Friday. A balloon payment was due Oct. 9. “I think they have money, but they are hiding the money,” Haddadin said. Suleman and Czech were served notice on Dec. 2 by mail and by hand, Haddadin said. He expects the eviction to be speedy. Suleman and her 14 children have lived in

the 4-bedroom house for nearly two years, ever since she brought her octuplets home to the quiet cul-de-sac in La Habra, about 25 miles east of Los Angeles. Her father purchased the home for $565,000, including a Nadya Suleman $130,000 down payment. Suleman’s father, Ed Doud, cut a deal with Haddadin for the house because a traditional bank loan wasn’t available to Suleman, who is unmarried and unemployed. She previously lived with her mother in a small Whittier home before that house was foreclosed on.


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Monday • Dec. 27, 2010


Snowstorm frustrates holiday travel
By Sara Kugler Frazier

NEW YORK — A winter storm made travel torturous in the Northeast on Sunday, dropping a thick layer of snow that stranded thousands of airline, train and bus passengers and made motorists think twice about hitting afterChristmas sales. More than a foot of snow was expected in some areas, including New York and Boston, where an aquarium had to protect — of all things — penguin ice sculptures from the elements. A dumping of up to 20 inches had been forecast for Philadelphia, where the EaglesVikings NFL game was postponed because of the storm, but by early evening meteorologists said the city would end up getting no more than a foot. More than 1,400 flights had been canceled out of the New York City area’s three major airports alone,


A restaurant employee shovels a snow covered sidewalk in Hoboken,New Jersey,Sunday.
and more cancellations were expected Monday. For many people, however, the storm’s timing was perfect: the day after Christmas, a Sunday, no school for at least a week. “Love snowy days when I don’t have to go anywhere. Staying in — just me and my cozy new socks,” author Neesha Meminger wrote on

Twitter from her home in the Bronx. She told the AP she’s able to savor the moment because her children, ages 6 and 9, are on holiday break: “If this was during the school week, I would be cursing.” Colleen and Graham James of Montclair, N.J., represented the other side of the coin. They were at Newark Airport with their two young children and their dachshund, trying to reach family in Iowa, but their connecting flight to Chicago was delayed more than two and a half hours. “We left the day after Christmas to avoid the Christmas craze. I guess that didn’t work out so well,” Colleen James said. Graham James was resigning himself to postponing their trip a month. “Now we’re worried about just driving home because of the crazy snow,” he said. Airlines canceled flights throughout the Northeast and at airports in Washington, D.C., Baltimore,

Chicago and the Carolinas. They expected more cancellations Monday, but were trying to rebook passengers and hoped to resume normal operations Tuesday. U.S. Airways had already canceled 110 Monday flights by Sunday afternoon — spokesman Jim Olson said that was to try to keep passengers and crews from getting stranded at airports. New York’s Kennedy Airport was calm, apparently because many would-be travelers elected not to trudge to the terminal in hopes of getting rebooked. Andrew Brent’s flight to Florida was repeatedly pushed back, and the New York mayoral spokesman thought he might have to wait until Monday to meet up with his wife and son for vacation. But he added, “I’ll get down there eventually so I’m not terribly worried.” Amtrak, meanwhile, canceled train service from New York to Maine on Sunday evening.

Citing police abuse,Hispanics leaving town
By Michael Melia

Nation briefs
N.Y., other states scrimp on Civil War anniversary
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state contributed 448,000 troops and $150 million to the Union cause during the Civil War, not to mention untold tons of supplies, food, guns and munitions. But with the 150th anniversary of the war’s start just months away, New York state government has so far failed to scrounge up a single Yankee dollar to commemorate a conflict it played such a major role in winning. New York isn’t alone. Other states saddled with similar budget woes are unable or unwilling to set aside taxpayer funds for historic re-enactments and museum exhibits when public employees are being laid off and services slashed. Even South Carolina, where the war’s first shots were fired upon Fort Sumter in April 1861, has declined to provide government funding for organizations planning events in the Palmetto State.

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — Santiago Malave has worked law enforcement jobs in Connecticut for more than four decades, but as a Puerto Rican, he says he cannot drive through his own town without worrying about police harassing him. Malave, a probation officer who works in New Haven, says the racial abuse is so bad that he only crosses the town line into East Haven to go home. He and his wife are now preparing to

sell their house and move, joining an exodus of Hispanics who say police have hassled them with traffic stops, false arrests and even jailhouse beatings. The Justice Department has started a civil rights investigation, and the FBI recently opened a criminal probe. But that has not changed things on Main Street, where restaurants and stores that cater to Hispanics are going out of business. If the goal of police was to ruin East Haven’s Hispanic community, some grudgingly say they have succeeded.

“We can’t tolerate the town anymore,” said Malave, 64. “For us to leave our beautiful home is something that hurts, but we can’t deal with these people.” Racial profiling allegations began swirling about two years ago in East Haven, a predominantly ItalianAmerican seaside suburb of about 28,000 people 70 miles northeast of New York City. Hispanics make up only about 7 percent of the population, but their numbers had been growing as the peaceful, small-town setting and thriving businesses attracted newcomers from Mexico and Ecuador.

In Congress,a harder line on illegal immigrants
By Suzanne Gamboa

Gibbs: No big changes in Cabinet expected
WASHINGTON — Don’t look for any big changes in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as the new year gets under way. The president’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that he doesn’t expect any major shuffling to take place in the Cabinet.

WASHINGTON — The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress’ approach to immigration. In a matter of weeks, Congress will go from trying to help young, illegal immigrants become legal to debating

whether children born to parents who are in the country illegally should continue to enjoy automatic U.S. citizenship. Such a hardened approach — and the rhetoric certain to accompany it — should resonate with the GOP faithful who helped swing the House in Republicans’ favor. But it also could further hurt the GOP in its endeavor to grab a large enough share of the grow-

ing Latino vote to win the White House and the Senate majority in 2012. Legislation to test interpretations of the 14th Amendment as granting citizenship to children of illegal immigrants will emerge early next session. That is likely to be followed by attempts to force employers to use a still-developing web system, dubbed E-Verify, to check that all of their employees are in the U.S. legally.


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Thousands fear hunger after Pakistan bombing
By Anwarullah Khan

KHAR, Pakistan — Some 300,000 desperately poor villagers impoverished by fighting in Pakistan’s tribal belt are scrambling to feed themselves after a female suicide bomber killed 45 people outside a World Food Program food distribution center, triggering a district wide suspension of the relief project. Pakistan says the attack is a sign of insurgent desperation, but the bombing and ongoing battles challenge Islamabad’s claims of victory over al-Qaida and the Taliban in this


All four food relief centers run by the United Nations agency in the Bajur district had been shut indefinitely as of Saturday’s bombing.

part of the porous northwest border. WFP district coordinator Shahab Khan said on Sunday that all four food relief centers run by the United Nations agency in the Bajur district had been shut indefinitely since Saturday’s bombing in the area’s main town of Khar. The WFP project in Bajur feeds 41,000 families — or 300,000 people — who returned to the district from camps for the displaced elsewhere in the country, even though their livelihoods having been ruined by fighting between Pakistan troops and insurgents. Painda Khan, a 48-year-old farmer who abandoned his crops

months ago, said his family of 11 was now desperate for their rations of rice, flour, lentils, cooking oil and high-energy biscuits that he had been going to pick up on Monday. “We have been borrowing food from neighbors for the last five days,” said Khan, adding that his family last received supplies on Nov. 25. Gul Karim Khan, a 53-year-old who provides for a family of 10, had also found himself robbed of options by the closing of the supply centers. “We are getting into very tough times,” he said. “We don’t have any idea what we will do in the days ahead if we don’t get aid.”

N.Korea troops boast of artillery attacks Israeli foreign
By Hyung-Jin Kim

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean soldiers boasted on state television they bombarded a front-line South Korean island with artillery last month as immediate retaliation after the South fired first. The two Koreas have ramped up their rhetoric since the Nov. 23

attack killed four South Koreans on Yeonpyeong Island near their tense western sea border. North Korea has said it fired after South Korean shells landed in its waters, while the South has said its routine firing drill aimed away from the sea frontier and should not have provoked an attack. North Korea’s war of words intensified around Friday’s 19th anniver-

sary of leader Kim Jong Il’s appointment as the North’s supreme military commander. Kim’s military chief threatened last week to launch a “sacred” nuclear war against the South. On Friday, North Korean soldiers appeared on a state TV program marking Kim’s appointment anniversary and bragged of participating in the artillery barrage.

minister: peace is ‘impossible’
By Daniel Estrin

Christmas weekend violence kills 38 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Dozens of armed men attacked the church, dragging the pastor out of his home and shooting him to death. Two young men from the choir

rehearsing for a late-night carol service also were slain. The group of about 30 attackers armed with guns and knives even killed two people passing by Victory Baptist Church. The assailants only left after setting the church and pastor’s house ablaze.

Danjuma Akawu, the church’s secretary, managed to escape after he and others climbed over the church’s fence. “I cannot understand these attacks,” Akawu said. “Why Christians? Why Christians? The police have failed to protect us.”

JERUSALEM — Israel’s foreign minister said Sunday a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible under current conditions and that Israel should pursue a lesser deal instead — a concept the Palestinians swiftly rejected. The latest diplomatic spat between the two sides came as violence along the Israel-Gaza border simmered. After days of accelerated Palestinian rocket attacks on south-

ern Israel and Israeli airstrikes in response, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinians on the border early Sunday. Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, told a conference of Israeli diplomats that instead of a full peace deal, Israel should seek a long-term, interim agreement on security and economic matters. Palestinians have consistently rejected that approach. “It’s not only that it is impossible” to reach an overall agreement, he said. “It is simply forbidden.”

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ing countless budget hearings and political maneuvering. And he will know what cards to play. He is well respected and has a long history in the social services as well as police work which will serve him well in his new position. Adrienne Tissier, a former partner in Bay Relations, and best friend to Jackie Speier, has always been a force in North County politics. She has been a voice of reason and collegiality on the board and is well liked by those who work with her. Her new position as chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will give her new clout in the transportation field. Labor is one of the key players in the San Mateo County political establishment. Their support is often a major factor in a candidate’s campaign and election and in the approval of a development before a city council. Now that Gary and Marci Saunders have moved to Palm Springs (Gary is longtime head of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union; Marci was the head of Building Trades) the mantle has passed to Shelley Kessler and Bill Nack. Kessler is head of the San Mateo Labor Council while Nack heads Building Trades. Rosanne Foust is a member of the Redwood City Council and the wife of former mayor Jim Hartnett, but what puts her in the top 10 is her role as CEO of SAMCEDA, the county’s major business association. Together with labor and the environmental community, SAMCEDA is a major player in county politics. Business, labor and political leaders often go to Lennie Roberts for the environmental stamp of approval. Roberts is the founder of Committee for Green Foothills, has been involved in every major environmental issue and every successful transportation sales tax issue in the county. Mike Scanlon runs three transit agencies: SamTrans, Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transit Authority. He is another 24/7 guy. Send Scanlon an e-mail on the weekend or late at night and expect to get an answer right away. He is a major player on transportation in the region and also the nation. He was recently elected chair of the American Public Transportation Association. Lastly, but probably the most important this time of year, is Kitty Lopez who runs Samaritan House which takes care of our most needy residents. Samaritan House provides food, clothing, toys, medical and dental care, runs a shelter and lends a helping hand when it is most needed. *** The top issues in 2011 will be the financial shortfall in Sacramento and its impact on city and county governments. Expensive pension and retirement plans will be vulnerable. The conflict between taxes (don’t raise) and

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Top 10 county leaders 2010
he top county leaders include two of the most popular, smart and effective legislators: U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. Speier has always been an outspoken and independent advocate for women’s and consumer issues since she started her political career on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. She was influential in the California Assembly and Senate. Now, as just one member of a 435-member body, it is much more difficult to make things happen, but she has played a major role in committees investigating the financial catastrophe on Wall Street and in trying to help San Bruno recover from the Sept. 9 PG&E gas line explosion and fire. It will be even more difficult for her as a member of the minority party come 2011 but at least Speier doesn’t have to worry about term limits. Hill is one of the few 24/7 legislators, omnipresent at local events throughout the county no matter how big or small, champion of legislation to benefit his constituents and always out in front of major issues. He was a star on the San Mateo City Council and on the Board of Supervisors. He holds a major leadership position in the state Assembly as Democratic Caucus chair. His office does an outstanding job of helping locals and answering their questions. The two dominant players on the Board of Supervisors are expected to be newly elected Don Horsley and Adrienne Tissier. Horsley, as the former San Mateo County sheriff, knows the ins and outs of county government and how to get things done. He’s been there, dur-

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spending (don’t cut) will be the major issue at all levels of government. In California, water rising to unexpectedly high levels because of global warming and the insufficient supply for future agricultural, commercial and residential use will also be front and center. New technology may be the savior of the United States on the international stage and locally, the driving engine behind the economy. The New York Times Sunday magazine highlighted innovation last week and used a San Mateo firm, Jump Associates, as its leadoff example. Jump, a company with 50 employees, is located on Ellsworth Avenue in downtown San Mateo. It solves “highly ambiguous problems” for other companies or, as the Times puts it, “Can a new breed of consultant teach companies how to think?” *** Here’s hoping you get a jump start on a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
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More bold steps on protecting state’s coast
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ov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s environmental legacy certainly includes Assembly Bill 32, the law that aims to reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Equally significant, and less well known, is his support for conserving California’s diverse coastal and marine wildlife and habitats along the 1,100-mile coastline. During his tenure, much of the process for creating a network of regional marine protected areas has come to fruition. More than a decade ago, the Legislature passed the Marine Life Protection Act of 1999, declaring that “California’s extraordinary marine biological diversity is a


More than a decade ago, the Legislature passed the Marine Life Protection Act of 1999, declaring that “California’s extraordinary marine biological diversity is a vital asset to the state and nation.
vital asset to the state and nation. The diversity of species and ecosystems found in the state’s ocean waters is important to public health and well-being, ecological health, and ocean-dependent industry.” The state was divided into five study regions. During Schwarzenegger’s tenure new marine sanctuaries were established in three of those regions: • South Coast (Point Conception to the California-Mexico border), approved just last week. • North Central Coast (Alder Creek near Point Arena to Pigeon Point) in August 2009. • Central Coast (Pigeon Point to Point Conception) in September 2007. Fishing and other activities in these protected areas are restricted or banned, allowing delicate reefs and kelp forests to recover. The aim is to rebuild populations of rockfish, cod, abalone and other ocean dwellers that have seen steep declines. Still left are the North Coast

(Oregon border to Alder Creek near Point Arena) and San Francisco Bay (from the Golden Gate Bridge northeast to Carquinez Bridge). As Schwarzenegger leaves office, the task for incoming Gov. Jerry Brown is to ensure monitoring and enforcement in the first three regions including finding creative new funding sources, such as voluntary contributions, private fundraising, income tax checkoffs. Then it’s on to the last two regions the North Coast and San Francisco Bay. Some fishing interests continue to bitterly oppose no-fishing zones, even though they would constitute a small percentage of offshore state waters. Critics should cool the rhetoric and give this conservation

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It is a train to somewhere
Editor, As always, Mike Brown is short on facts and long on hyperbole in his most recent letter “Bankrupting California Schools” in the Dec. 17 edition of the Daily Journal blasting high-speed rail. Brown seems to believe that somehow, California’s education system will be magically repaired if only the HSR money is diverted to schools. The fact is, HSR is funded by a combination of federal and state money that is specifically dedicated to the project, and would not be available for schools under any circumstances. Ultimately, the state bonds will have to be repaid, but that’s years away, and could not have any impact on the current budget problems. Brown also repeats the nonsense about “train to nowhere.” The truth is, the first segment includes a station in Fresno, one of the largest urban areas in the state, and hardly “nowhere.” The other station on the segment, Hanford, is also not “nowhere.” The segment, contrary to Brown’s claims, will end just outside Bakersfield--again, “somewhere”. Construction has to start somewhere, and there are numerous reasons why the segment makes sense. And finally, Brown claims that the project will cost “hundreds of billions” of taxpayer dollars. There is no credible evidence that this will be the case, Alain Einthoven’s alleged “study” notwithstanding. I really don’t believe that Brown cares anything about California schools or the alleged soon-to-bedisplaced minorities about which he has previously written. His letters make clear that he simply doesn’t want to be bothered by HSR, and will say anything to try to stop it. Facts are optional.

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On the move
Peninsula Family Service, a San Mateo-based nonprofit organization that helps transform the lives of children, families and older adults, announced it has appointed Heather Cleary, CPA, as vice president of finance and operations. A San Mateo resident, Cleary comes to the organization from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, where she Heather Cleary served as controller and director of donor services.

Retailers roll out sales
By Mae Anderson

ATLANTA — An East Coast snowstorm put a damper on after-Christmas shopping Sunday. But shoppers across the rest of the country scoured clearance racks and spent gift cards during the afterglow of the best holiday season for retailers since 2007. Washington, D.C., was expecting 5 to 8 inches of snow Sunday. The East Coast from New Jersey to Maine had blizzard warnings. Predictions called for 11 to 16 inches of snow in New York City. “The forecast will tend to keep (shoppers) at home. It’s not the best day for shopping,” said Scott A. Bernhardt, chief operating officer at weather research firm Planalytics. Because the storm is after Christmas, the loss will hurt retailers less than last year’s snowstorm the Saturday before Christmas that buried much of the same area. That one cost retailers about $2 billion. This time, there’s no Dec. 25 deadline. “People will just wait a day to do exchanges and use their gift cards. It’s no big deal,” said Greg Maloney, CEO of

the retail practice of Jones Lang LaSalle, which manages malls across the country. He expects December revenue to grow a healthy 7 percent to 10 percent from last year. Strong spending this week would build on the highest-spending holiday season since 2007, a record year. Dec. 26-Jan. 1 makes up less than 10 percent of the Nov 1-Dec. 31 season but accounts for more than 15 percent of holiday spending, research firm ShopperTrak says. Predictions call for retail revenue increase of 3 to 4 percent for the whole season, the best percentage increase since 2006. The snow will send some shoppers online, where sales have been stellar. IBM Coremetrics said online spending rose more than 16 percent the week ending Christmas Day, while the average order rose 13 percent to $192.52. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 19, total online spending rose 12 percent to $28.36 billion, according to research firm comScore Inc. The day after Christmas was the second-highest revenue day for retailers last year with $7.9 billion spent, accord-

ing to ShopperTrak. The nation’s largest mall, the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., expected 100,000 shoppers Sunday, a bustling crowd on a day of respite from heavy snow that has plagued the area. “We happen to have good weather, unlike what we’ve been having,” spokesman Dan Jasper said. He expects holiday revenue for stores at the mall will rise 8 percent over last year. Retailers ordered inventory carefully this year and are out of some items. Some shoppers had trouble finding what they were looking for. Lorraine McGrath, 54, wanted to pick up pajamas for her husband at J.C. Penney in New York on Sunday morning. She was one of the first people in the store but couldn’t find big-and-tall pajamas to fit her husband. At Best Buy at Atlantic Center mall in Brooklyn, Marie Brown was disappointed to find a laptop computer advertised at $200 off long gone. “We should have come earlier, because what we wanted was totally sold out,” she said. She bought another laptop at $60 off. “We still saved money.”

Cheap concert seats due after cruel summer
By Ryan Nakashima

LOS ANGELES — Concertgoers sick of ballooning ticket prices should have some extra pocket change to rattle with their rock ’n’ roll in the new year. 2010 was tough for the concert business as high prices kept many fans at home. Promoters now say they plan to make shows more affordable in 2011. But they’ll also try to sell more T-shirts and other merchandise to make up for lost revenue. Heading into last summer, usually the busiest time of the year, prices were set too high despite the sluggish economy. Managers and promoters believed fans would keep paying for the one or two

concerts they see on average each year. Instead, many stayed home and dozens of shows were canceled. Lots of venues filled seats with fire-sale prices. Now, rather than charge lots early and offer discounts later, some promoters say they’ll offer cheaper tickets from the start, partly because they know fans will spend as much as usual on beer and tchotchkes when they arrive. ZZ Top, for one, expects to set prices below the 2010 average of $55. Some tickets will go for as little as $10. “It’s time to give the value back,” said Carl Stubner, manager of the longbearded rock band from Texas. “We’ll find other ways to make money.” That doesn’t mean all acts will be cheap — not even Cheap Trick, whose

tickets for 2011 are selling for around $80 with fees. Fans of hot performers including Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga also shouldn’t expect to get much of a break. Neil Diamond, for instance, who’s continuing his comeback tour in New Zealand in February, said he’d like to bring ticket prices down, but can’t because of the size of his production. “As the shows get bigger, the expenses get bigger, so it’s got to be translated somehow to the ticket price,” he told The Associated Press. “If I just used the guitar it’d be a lot simpler, but then I’d have to put 50 people out of work.” Overall, though, more artists than ever are going out on the road to make up for falling CD sales.

Man quits job, makes living suing spammers
By Paul Elias

SAN FRANCISCO — Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitting the delete button. He sues them. Eight years ago, Balsam was working as a marketer when he received one too many e-mail pitches to enlarge his breasts. Enraged, he launched a Web site called, quit a career in marketing to go to law school and is making a decent living suing companies who flood his e-mail inboxes with offers of cheap drugs, free sex and unbelievable vacations. “I feel like I’m doing a little bit of good cleaning up the Internet,” Balsam said. From San Francisco Superior Court small claims court to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Balsam, based in San Francisco, has filed many lawsuits, including dozens before he graduated law school in 2008, against e-mail marketers he says violate anti-spamming laws. His many victories are mere rain drops in the ocean considering that Cisco Systems Inc. estimates that there are 200 billion spam messages circulating a day, accounting for 90 percent of all e-mail. Still, Balsam settles enough lawsuits and collects enough from judgments to make a living. He has racked up well in excess of $1 million in court judgments and lawsuit settlements with companies accused of sending illegal spam. His courtroom foes contend that Balsam is one of many sole practitioners unfairly exploiting anti-spam sentiments and laws. They accuse him of filing lawsuits against out-of-state companies that would rather pay a small settlement than expend the resources to fight the legal claims.

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Thomas is Oregon’s unflappable leader
By Anne M. Peterson

EUGENE, Ore. — In the weeks leading to the national championship game, the quarterback chatter will naturally focus on Auburn’s Cam Newton, who certainly earned the Heisman Trophy. That said, Oregon QB Darron Thomas has a way getting noticed. Just a sophomore, Thomas has capably led the No. 2 Ducks through an undefeated season and into the Jan. 10 title game against the top-ranked Tigers. “Darron’s special,” Oregon coach Chip Kelly said. “He keeps getting

better each game.” While Thomas has not put up gaudy numbers like Newton, he’s so important to the Ducks’ success Darron Thomas that the players voted him one of the three most valuable members of the team, along with running back LaMichael James and linebacker Casey Matthews. Thomas has completed 195 of 321 passes for 2,518 yards and 28 touchdowns, four shy of Akili

Smith’s 1998 single-season school record. Thomas also has run for 563 yards and five scores. More importantly, he has been able to secure the trust of his teammates. “He is a leader every week. He leads our team every day. When he throws a pick, he bounces back,” James said. “The thing about him is that he is happier when someone else scores a touchdown than when he does.” After Jeremiah Masoli’s messy departure from the Ducks during the offseason, all signs pointed to fifthyear senior Nate Costa as the starter. Costa, an intern in the Springfield

Police Department, was strong on leadership skills. But as more of a pure passer, he did not quite fit the mold of recent Oregon QBs like Masoli and Dennis Dixon. While Thomas was at first compared to Dixon, he in fact has a style all his own, marked by fast feet and quick decision making — a perfect fit for the Ducks’ speedy spreadoption. “He’s a great athlete. You can tell he really has a great grip and feel for this offense,” Auburn coach Gene Chizik said. “Their running game is what most people would say ’Wow’ and pay a lot of attention to, but their passing game is tremen-

dous, and it gets you at the right times. Thomas, a Houston native who graduated high school early and arrived in Eugene at age 17, had limited exposure to the job as a freshman in 2008, when he was pressed into duty against Boise State because of injuries. With the Ducks down 24 points, he nearly orchestrated a comeback over the final 15 minutes, throwing for 210 yards and three TDs in the 37-32 loss. Last year he redshirted, and as a sophomore, appeared to be Costa’s

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Niners lose, Singletary out of a job

Mike Singletary has been fired by the San Francisco 49ers after two disappointing seasons. The team made the announcement late Sunday, several hours after San Francisco was eliminated from playoff contention with a 25-17 loss at St. Louis. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula has been elevated to interim coach and will run the team in next Sunday’s season finale at home against Arizona.

W h i l e Singletary and Troy Smith squabbled on the sideline, rookie Sam Bradford stayed veteran calm. The No. 1 draft Mike Singletary overall pick helped keep the St. Louis Rams’ playoff

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The Raiders failed to score an offensive touchdown until late in the fourth quarter Sunday.

Manning’s 3 TDs lead Colts past Raiders Olympic filmmaker
By Josh Dubow

OAKLAND — Peyton Manning made sure the Indianapolis Colts came out ahead in a game it turned out they didn’t need to win to stay in control of the AFC South race. Manning threw three touchdown passes and iced the game with a 27yard keeper to help the Indianapolis Colts beat the Oakland Raiders 3126 Sunday in a game that turned out to have little playoff meaning. The Colts (9-6) allowed Jacoby Ford to return the opening kick for a touchdown, overcame a pair of

interceptions by Manning in the second half and survived four field goals from Sebastian Janikowski, including two from more than 50 yards, to move within a win of clinching the AFC South title for their ninth straight playoff berth. But when Jacksonville lost 20-17 in overtime to Washington in the early game Sunday, the Colts knew that no matter what happened in this game they could clinch the division with a win at home next week against the Titans or a Jaguars loss at Houston. The results in the early games also robbed this game of any real mean-

ing for the Raiders (7-8), who were eliminated from playoff contention when Kansas City wrapped up a 3414 win against Tennessee early in the first quarter of this game. The Chiefs had long been in control of that game so any Oakland player who had caught wind of the score in pregame warmups knew there was only pride on the line. The Raiders hung close with the Colts for much of this game but were unable to score an offensive touchdown until Jason Campbell’s 6-yard pass to Zach Miller with 1:51

Bud Greenspan dies
By Jim Litke

See RAIDERS, Page 14

Oh, to catch Bud Greenspan’s eye and then turn up in one of his Olympic documentaries. For many athletes, from the famous to the obscure, the honor ranked just behind winning a medal. The filmmaker, whose riveting tales soared as triumphantly as the men and women he chronicled for more than six decades, died Saturday at his home in New York

City of complications from Parkinson’s disease, companion Nancy Beffa said. He was 84. “Bud was a storyteller first and foremost. He never lost his sense of wonder and he never wavered in the stories he wanted to tell, nor how he told them,” she said through a family friend. “No schmalzy music, no fog machines, none of that. He wanted to show why athletes endured what they did and how they

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Vikings-Eagles snowed out; moved to Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA — On a bizarre day when the Philadelphia Eagles were snowed out, they celebrated an NFC East championship. The NFL moved the Vikings at Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday because of a blizzard that could dump more than a foot of snow on Philadelphia. The game — the first on a Tuesday since 1946 — will be played at 8 p.m. EST., and televised nationally by NBC. Sidelined by the storm, the Eagles went home and watched the Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants 45-17. That gave Philadelphia its first division title

since 2006 and sixth in 12 seasons under coach Andy Reid. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency as of 2 p.m. EST Sunday. “We are urging all Philadelphians, please be careful, please be safe,” the mayor told reporters in a news conference at City Hall on Sunday morning. The postponement did not sit well with Gov. Ed Rendell, who told KYW-TV he did “not at all” agree with the decision. “This is football; football’s played in bad weather,” Rendell said. “I think the fans would have gotten there, the subways work and the major arteries are still open.”

Southwest Division W San Antonio 26 Dallas 23 New Orleans 18 Houston 14 Memphis 13 Northwest Division W Utah 21 Oklahoma City 21 Denver 16 Portland 15 Minnesota 7 Pacific Division W L.A.Lakers 21 Phoenix 13 Golden State 11 L.A.Clippers 9 Sacramento 5 L 4 5 12 15 17 L 9 10 13 15 24 L 9 16 18 22 22 Pct .867 .821 .600 .483 .433 Pct .700 .677 .552 .500 .226 Pct .700 .448 .379 .290 .185 GB — 2 8 11 1/2 13 GB — 1/2 4 1/2 6 14 1/2 GB — 7 1/2 9 1/2 12 1/2 14 1/2

Central Division W Detroit 22 Chicago 20 St.Louis 18 Nashville 17 Columbus 17 Northwest Division W Vancouver 20 Colorado 19 Minnesota 16 Calgary 15 Edmonton 12 Pacific Division W Dallas 21 Los Angeles 21 San Jose 19 Anaheim 18 Phoenix 16 L 9 14 12 12 15 L 8 12 14 18 15 L 11 12 11 17 11 OT 4 3 5 6 3 OT 5 4 4 3 6 OT 4 1 5 4 7 Pts 48 43 41 40 37 Pts 45 42 36 33 30 Pts 46 43 43 40 39 GF 117 119 92 85 89 GF 112 122 83 95 87 GF 102 102 106 99 91 GA 97 105 96 87 102 GA 86 113 96 105 113 GA 96 78 96 115 97

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to gain 191 yards on the ground, including 98 from former Raider Dominic Rhodes, who returned to Indianapolis earlier this month. Joseph Addai added a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter in his first game since hurting a nerve in his left shoulder Oct. 17. Indianapolis much-maligned run defense once again stepped up to the challenge a week after holding Maurice Jones-Drew and Jacksonville to 67 yards in last week’s key win. Oakland’s second-ranked rushing attach was held to 80 yards. The Raiders started fast with a 99-yard return for a score on the opening kick by Ford. It was his team record third kickoff return for a TD, including two to start games. Oakland went ahead 13-10 after Janikowski made field goals of 59 and 38 yards. The 59yarder was the second longest in team history. But Manning led a late touchdown drive helped by a personal foul on Lamarr Houston for poking Kyle DeVan in the eye and a 25-yard pass interference call on Chris Johnson. Manning found Jacob Tamme on a 14-yard pass on the next play to make it 17-13 at the break. that’s negative. I’ve been criticized for seeing things through rose-colored glasses, but the percentages are with me,” he said in an interview with nearly a decade ago. Greenspan received lifetime achievement awards from the Directors Guild of America and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as a Peabody and the Olympic Order award. His best-known work was “The Olympiad,” the culmination of 10 years of research, more than 3 million feet of rare, archival film, hundreds of interviews and visits to more than 30 nations. The 10-part series he produced was aired in more than 80 countries. Greenspan got his first break while working as an extra at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. There, the young opera buff met an aspiring baritone named John Davis, who was not only a singer but the U.S. Olympic weightlifting gold medalist. Greenspan wrote a story about Davis, then followed him to Helsinki, where Davis won a second gold and subsequently became the subject of Greenspan’s first film, “The Strongest Man in the World.”

Thomas, while confident in his own abilities, is always quick to credit others — from James and fellow running back Kenjon Barner to receiver Jeff Maehl and his offensive line. “I’m getting better each game,” Thomas said after Oregon’s regular-season finale, a 3720 victory over Oregon State. “There’s room to grow and room to clean up.” Thomas was already fielding Newton questions after that game, facing the inevitability that comparisons would be made. But just as he has been on the field, Thomas remained unflappable. “Oh yeah, that’s going to be a big part of it,” he said. “But I’m not really to worried about that. I’m worried about preparing for the game.” season, then produced an unbeaten preseason this year only to drop their first five games. Back in St. Louis the Rams had something to celebrate. “I guess it’s pretty cool,” Bradford said of the record. “I’m all fired up about the win. If you don’t get excited for a game like this, you’re probably in the wrong business.” The Seahawks (6-9) have lost seven of nine after falling 38-15 at Tampa Bay. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck left with a hip injury in the first quarter. But they still could become the first team to win a division with a losing record. With a victory, Seattle would take the West based on a better division record. St. Louis snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series with a 203 victory in early October. “Here we are, going into our last regularseason game, and we control our own destiny,” Bradford said before the Seahawks game. The Rams’ defense kept both of the Smiths on the run, sacking Troy Smith and Alex Smith two times apiece. Singletary gave Troy Smith one more series after a heated exchange late in the third quarter, then benched him after the 49ers (5-10) went three-and-out on their first possession of the fourth quarter. The 49ers were eliminated from playoff consideration, and haven’t made it to the postseason since 2002.

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to play. Manning took advantage of a 31-yard pass interference call against Stanford Routt to throw a 4-yard TD pass to Blair White to give the Colts a 24-16 lead late in the third quarter. But little came easy for Manning against Oakland’s defense. He threw a pair of interceptions in the second half, giving him 17 for the season, which is his most since 2002. He responded from the second interception, which led to a field goal that cut his lead to 2419, by leading the Colts on a 68-yard drive that was capped by a 7-yard TD pass to Pierre Garcon on third down to give Indianapolis a 12point lead. After the Colts recovered a late onside kick, Manning ran out the clock with a 27-yard keeper on third-and-2 from the Oakland 31. Manning completed 16 of 30 passes for 179 yards as he struggled at times against Oakland’s aggressive cornerbacks. But the Colts managed

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understudy. But Thomas surprised many when, after the team’s final scrimmage, he won the starter’s job. “Darron understands he doesn’t have to make it happen, he just has to let it,” Kelly said. Costa proved to be a more than capable backup, and has still been one of the team’s most vocal leaders, despite going down with a knee injury in November that required surgery and ended his college career.

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drive motoring along, also breaking Peyton Manning’s NFL rookie record for completions in a 25-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Eclipsing Manning’s 12-year-old mark was nice. Helping the Rams (7-8) stay on track to end a five-year playoff drought in a winnertake-all game for the NFC West title next week was a much bigger deal. Singletary’s days with the 49ers appeared to be numbered after the game. Team president Jed York addressed reporters in St. Louis after the Niners’ 25-17 loss Sunday and was noncommittal about whether Singletary will coach the season finale at home next Sunday against Arizona. He said money isn’t an object in this decision considering Singletary has two years remaining on his contract. San Francisco (5-10) was eliminated from playoff contention in a season that began with high hopes of winning the NFC West and reaching the postseason for the first time since 2002. The 49ers began 0-5 and will finish with a losing record for the seventh time in eight years. They went 8-8 in Singletary’s first full

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accomplished what so few people ever do.” As a 21-year-old radio reporter, Greenspan filed his first Olympic story from a phone booth at Wembley stadium at the 1948 London Games. He cut a distinct figure at nearly every Summer and Winter Games afterward, his eyeglasses familiarly perched atop a bald dome, even in a swirling blizzard. His most recent work, about the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games — which Greenspan attended — will be ready for release in the coming weeks. Yet even as controversies over politics, performance-enhancing drugs and commercialism increasingly vied for attention on the planet’s grandest sporting stage, he remained uncompromising about his focus on the most inspirational stories. “I spend my time on about the 99 percent of what’s good about the Olympics and most people spend 100 percent of their time on the 1 percent



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Wisconsin,TCU ride the teacups at Disneyland
By Greg Beacham

ANAHEIM — Wisconsin’s Scott Tolzien and TCU’s Andy Dalton both feel pretty grateful to be out of the cold and into Rose Bowl week. With the Matterhorn over their left shoulder and Sleeping Beauty Castle behind them, the quarterbacks of the third-ranked Horned Frogs and the No. 4 Badgers began enjoying the fruits of their remarkable seasons Sunday, hobnobbing with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck on a mild, brisk afternoon at Disneyland. “I looked out in the crowd, and there were people in jackets,”

Tolzien said with a laugh. “This might as well be 80 degrees for us in Madison.” Both teams enjoyed the traditional day of fun and goofiness before their serious preparation for next weekend’s meeting, likely to be the nation’s highest-profile bowl after the BCS title game. The teams’ eight combined captains beamed when they took the stage in front of the castle while the Disneyland Band played “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” before a spray of red, purple and white streamers.

“Yeah, I don’t really want to get into a teacup or anything where I feel like I’m suffocating,” said Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin’s 6-foot-7, 327pound, Outland Trophy-winning left tackle. “There’s a lot of history here, and it’s a really great opportunity to have some fun, but I’m going to try to stay out of that.” Yet just a few minutes later, Carimi was in a giant teacup on the Mad Tea Party ride with teammate Jay Valai, spinning through the afternoon. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema shook off a case of the sniffles before high-fiving Mickey. “I came out here and got a little cold with all this good weather,”

Bielema said. The unbeaten Horned Frogs also lived it up at Disneyland, although center Jake Kirkpatrick shared Carimi’s trepidation about some amusements. “I don’t really like the rides where you go up and down too much,” the 6-foot-3, 305-pound star lineman said. “It’s hard enough to stay in. I don’t need that part.” TCU has been in town since Christmas Eve, with coach Gary Patterson changing his timetable from last season’s trip to the Fiesta Bowl. The Frogs went bowling and enjoyed a big Christmas dinner Saturday, both keeping the players focused on football and making a

more complete bowl experience. After an intense practice Sunday morning before the Disneyland jaunt, TCU will take Monday off to simulate a normal game week. The Frogs instead will visit the Rose Bowl for the first time before the Beef Bowl — a monstrous meal at Lawry’s the Prime Rib, a venerated Beverly Hills restaurant. “We’re going to go out and let them see the Rose Bowl,” Patterson said. “We didn’t do that last year, and we’re looking forward to seeing it, because it’s quite a place.” The Badgers went straight to the Rose Bowl from their Christmas Day flight for their first look at the venerated stadium.

NBA briefs
Griffin big in win for Clips
LOS ANGELES — Rookie Blake Griffin had 28 points and 12 rebounds for his 18th straight double-double and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Phoenix for the first time in 10 games, 108-103 on Sunday. The victory was the Clippers’ first against their Pacific Division rivals since Jan. 15, 2008, and only their fourth in 19 meetings since losing Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference semifinals at Phoenix. Eric Gordon scored 24 points, and Baron Davis had 15 points and nine assists. Newly acquired Mickael Pietrus had a season-high 25 points for Phoenix, and Steve Nash finished with 21 points and 15 assists.

sprained right toe. Rashard Lewis, acquired last week from Orlando, had 21 points for Washington, playing without suspended forwards Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee. They were suspended for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

Bulls 95, Pistons 92, OT
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Rose added 23 points and a careerhigh 12 rebounds in Chicago’s overtime victory. Rose also had eight assists. Tayshaun Prince led Detroit with 17 points. Detroit sent the game to overtime when Charlie Villanueva tipped home a missed shot with 0.6 seconds left. The Pistons missed three shots on the possession, but grabbed all three offensive rebounds.


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SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 20 points, 14 assists and six assists and the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs beat the short-handed Washington Wizards 94-80 on Sunday night. The Spurs improved to 24-6, rebounding from a 123-101 loss to Orlando on Thursday night that snapped their winning streak at 11 games. The league leaders in 3-point percentage, San Antonio shot 10 of 24 from long range. Manu Ginobili had 21 points and George Hill added 11. Hill returned to the lineup after missing four games because of a

Timberwolves 98, Cavaliers 97
CLEVELAND — Michael Beasley scored on a driving layup with 5.9 seconds left and finished with 28 points to help Minnesota snap its losing streak at seven. Beasley scored after Antawn Jamison’s basket with 10.6 seconds left gave Cleveland the lead. Luke Ridnour scored 23 points to help Minnesota improve to 7-24. Love added 16, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and had 18 rebounds for his NBA-leading 26th double-double. Jamison led Cleveland with 24 points. The Cavaliers are 1-13 in their last 14 and 8-22 overall.

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Pats secure top seed; Packers destroy Giants

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The New England Patriots clinched the top seed in the AFC playoffs Sunday thanks to Tom Brady’s three touchdown passes in a 34-3 rout over a familiar pushover, the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots (13-2) rolled to their seventh straight victory in winning the AFC East division and beating the Bills (4-11) for the 15th game in a row dating to 2003. New England is 20-1 in its past 21 meetings against Buffalo. Tom Brady Two of Brady’s TD passes went to rookie tight end Rob Gronkowski. Alge Crumpler and Danny Woodhead also scored for the Patriots, who forced seven turnovers. Brady finished 15 of 27 for 140 yards and set the NFL record for most attempts (319) without an interception. He topped the mark set by Bernie Kosar in the 1990-91 seasons.

McCoy threw three interceptions and the Browns (5-10) did nothing to help embattled coach Eric Mangini, who fell to 1021 in two seasons and will await a postseason review by president Mike Holmgren.

Chiefs 34,Titans 14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes and Eric Berry returned an interception 54 yards for another score for Kansas City, which clinched the AFC West title after San Diego lost to Cincinnati. Cassel hit 12 of his first 13 passes for the Chiefs (10-5), including touchdown tosses to Jamaal Charles on their first two possessions. The Titans (6-9) spent much of the game dropping passes, missing arm tackles and piling up penalties while losing for the seventh time in eight games. The Chiefs’ 10 wins matched their combined total of the previous three seasons. Their six-game improvement from a 412 record in 2009 is a team record. Dwayne Bowe had six catches for 153 yards, including a career-best 75-yard touchdown as the Chiefs remained unbeaten in seven home games. It’s the first AFC West title for the Chiefs since 2003.

Ryan when Jacksonville lost 20-17 in overtime to Washington. The win was the seventh in eight games for the Bears (114), who blew an early 10-point lead and regrouped in the second half after being picked apart by Mark Sanchez early. Now, they’re in good position to lock up that bye, a scenario that seemed unlikely at best when they stumbled into their bye-week break. Cutler completed 13 of 25 passes for 215 yards, with Johnny Knox catching four for 92 with two touchdowns. Sanchez was intercepted by Chris Harris with about a minute left, ending the Jets’ comeback bid.

Redskins 20, Jaguars 17, OT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kevin Barnes intercepted David Garrard’s second pass in overtime, setting up Graham Gano’s 31-yard field goal. Rex Grossman had a touchdown pass early, and Ryan Torain added a 1-yard plunge on fourth down late as the Redskins (6-9) ended a four-game losing streak. Washington played without several defensive starters, including linebacker Brian Orakpo and safeties Reed Doughty and Kareem Moore, and lost cornerback Carlos Rogers during the game. It didn’t matter. The Redskins stuffed Jacksonville’s running game, pressured Garrard and came up big when it mattered most. The Jaguars (8-7) have lost two in a row and need help to make the playoffs. They need to win at Houston next week and have Tennessee upset Indianapolis to win the AFC South.

Buccaneers 38, Seahawks 15
TAMPA, Fla. — Josh Freeman threw for 237 yards and a career-best five touchdowns to help Tampa Bay keep its playoff hopes alive. Kellen Winslow and rookie Mike Williams each had a pair of TD receptions for the Bucs (9-6), who guaranteed themselves a winning record after going 3-13 a year ago in their first season under coach Raheem Morris. Seattle (6-9) played most of the game without injured quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and lost for the seventh time in nine games. Amazingly, the Seahawks can still win the NFC West — thus earning a playoff spot with a losing record — by beating the first-place Rams (7-8) at home next Sunday.

Bengals 34, Chargers 20
CINCINNATI — Carson Palmer threw four touchdown passes during a near-perfect performance in the swirling snow, ending the Chargers’ run of four straight AFC West titles. The Chargers (8-7) froze up in their coldest game in nearly three years, repeatedly self-destructing on a raw, windy evening. The loss gave the division title to Kansas City, which beat Tennessee 34-14 earlier in the day. It was only San Diego’s second loss in its last 22 games in December. Palmer, a Southern California kid, led the Bengals (4-11) to their second straight win with a cast of reserve receivers. Two of his touchdown passes went to Jerome Simpson, including a 59-yarder in the fourth quarter. Palmer finished with a careerbest passer rating of 157.2 — perfect would be 158.3.

Lions 34, Dolphins 27
MIAMI — Detroit took advantage of two interceptions to score 17 points in the final 4:37. With the comeback, the Lions (5-10) have won three consecutive games for the first time since 2007. The Dolphins (7-8), eliminated from the playoff race last week, finished 1-7 at home to match a franchise low. Trailing 24-14 with five minutes to go, the Lions forced a punt, and on the first play Jahvid Best turned a short pass from Shaun Hill into a 53-yard touchdown. Nathan Vasher’s interception set up a 47-yard field goal by Dave Rayner to tie the game with 2:44 remaining. Then came an interception by DeAndre Levy, who zigzagged 30 yards to the end zone for Detroit’s third score in less than 2 1/2 minutes.

Ravens 20, Browns 10
CLEVELAND — Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, Baltimore’s defense bottled up Cleveland’s Peyton Hillis, and the Ravens clinched their third straight playoff appearance. Ed Reed intercepted rookie Colt McCoy twice as the Ravens (11-4) stayed in contention for the AFC North title. They remain tied with Pittsburgh for the division lead with one game left. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis promised Hillis would not repeat his 144-yard performance against Baltimore in Week 3, and the big back didn’t, rushing for 35 yards on 12 carries.

Packers 45, Giants 17
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns in his return from a concussion to lead Green Bay. The loss leaves the Giants (9-6) clinging to fading playoff hopes and wondering if there was a hangover effect from the previous week’s collapse against Philadelphia. New York’s turnover issues continued, as the Giants lost two fumbles and Eli Manning threw four interceptions. John Kuhn ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for a score for the Packers (9-6), who need to beat the Bears in the next weekend to make the playoffs. Rodgers sat out last Sunday’s loss at New England with his second concussion of the season.

Broncos 24,Texans 23
DENVER — Tim Tebow scored on a 6-yard scramble with three minutes left in his first home start to cap Denver’s comeback from a 17-0 halftime deficit. Matt Schaub was driving the Texans for a go-ahead score when Syd’Quan Thompson picked off a pass deflected by Justin Bannan at the Broncos 27 with just over a minute remaining. The pass was intended for a wide-open Owen Daniels. The Broncos (4-11) won for the first time since Nov. 14 and avoided a franchise record 12th loss in handing the Texans (510) their eighth loss in nine games. Tebow threw for 308 yards but when it mattered most, he used his legs to give the Broncos their first win since Nov. 14.

Bears 38, Jets 34
CHICAGO — Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes, Matt Forte ran for 113 yards and Chicago closed in on a firstround bye. The Jets (10-5) lost for third time in four games, but clinched their second straight postseason trip under coach Rex



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‘Little Fockers’tops holiday weekend

f you overindulged the last few days and swore off egg nog, if you are one less pillow closer to filling out the Santa suit with your own natural girth, if you got winded power-shopping during day-after Christmas sales, or if you said this is the year I will really use my gym membership, this one’s for you. One dog walk per day will make you feel much better. This free exercise will be the best thing for you and your four-legged friend. If you have a dog who pulls like a 49ers offensive lineman running the sweep in a meaningless game with no playoff implications, don’t worry. I have a solution for your dog (but not the Niners!). I’ve used a Gentle Leader for two “pullers” — Cooper, my former lab mix who weighed 80 pounds, and Murray, the scrappier 40-pounder pictured above. This head-collar also known as a sensation harness, worked wonders for both of them and all but eliminated their pulling. It is quite different from a traditional choke chain in that pressure is applied to the back of your dog’s neck, not his throat, when he pulls making him not want to pull forward. Some dogs will find it annoying at first and throw their head about or dive down to rub their face against the ground. On the flip side, most people will see positive results in their dogs immediately. The Gentle Leader need not be worn on walks for your dog’s entire life. In fact, I often walk Murray now without it and we’ve still only had him less than 10 months. It can be a tool you go back to every now and then when your dog’s pulling comes back. Unlike the lousy tie you got for Christmas and will return or toss on the shelf, this neckwear is a keeper. 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.


NEW YORK — On a weekend when Hollywood competed with Christmas gatherings and fierce snow storms in the Northeast and Southeast, “Little Fockers” was no. 1 at the box office. The third installment of the Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro series of in-law comedy was to earn $34 million over the three-day weekend, and $48.3 million since opening on Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was less than the debut of the 2004 sequel, “Meet the Fockers,” which opened to $46.1 million, but more than the original, “Meet the Parents,” which made $28.6 million in its opening weekend. It was an over-all down weekend for

Hollywood, which saw the blockbuster “Gulliver’s Travels” open Saturday to a weak two-day gross of $7.2 million, and last week’s top film, the 3-D sci-fi sequel “Tron: Legacy,” fall more than 54 percent to $20.1 million on the weekend, and a total of $88.3 million. The big success was the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit,” which was the no. 2 film of the weekend with a better-than-expected $25.6 million, and a five-day gross of $36.8 million. The movie gave Joel and Ethan Coen their best opening weekend ever. The filmmakers’ previous top debut was “Burn After Reading,” which earned $19 million in its first weekend in 2008. “Little Fockers,” which adds kids to the mix, received overwhelmingly bad reviews but still lured moviegoers.

Top ten movies
1.“Little Fockers,”$34 million. 2.“True Grit,”$25.6 million. 3.“Tron:Legacy,”$20.1 million. 4.“The Chronicles of Narnia:The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,”$10.8 million. 5.“Yogi Bear,”$8.8 million. 6.“The Fighter,”$8.5 million. 7.“Gulliver’s Travels,”$7.2 million. 8.“Black Swan,”$6.6 million. 9.“Tangled,”$6.5 million. 10.“The Tourist,”$5.7 million.

Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro star in “Little Fockers.”


Monday • Dec. 27, 2010


Janelle Spanier of San Mateo (left) and Pam Karkazis of San Bruno pause in front of the Duomo in Florence, Italy after taking part in the 27th edition of the Firenze Marathon on Nov.28.This year the marathon celebrated a record number of participants,rising from 900 in 1983 to 10,400.The route included portions of the city center and the “Viali.”

Among the many Peninsula doctors and donors who attended the Saint Francis Memorial Foundation Dinner Dance at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel Dec.3 were (standing) Dr.Paul Slosar and Darlyn Slosar of San Mateo and (seated) David Spencer of Hillsborough.Also present were Dr.Andy Smith, Chief Medical Officer at the Saint Francis Hospital,and Dr.Wade Aubrey, both from Hillsborough.

Birth announcements:
David and Emily Lowe, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 13. Humberto Bracho and Jill Paldi, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 13. Sunil and Preeti Mehta, of Foster Ctiy, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 13. Michael and Carmen Edelman, of Burlingame, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 13. Gregory and Jennifer Fung, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 13. Carter Youngblood, Jr. and Kym Le, of Los Altos, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 14. Chris Richards and Jennifer Bueno, of San Mateo, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 15. Royer Ac and Melissa Garcia, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 17. Valentin Gonzalez and Naomi Granados, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital Dec. 17.


Members of Foster City Boy Scout Troop 175 participate in a firearms safety class at Coyote Point Firing Range Dec.8.The troop members had already completed a mandatory classroom session to learn safe handling of firearms.Colin Finn,a father of one of the scouts,organized the firearms safety sessions,and Mike Norton and the Coyote Point Firing Range staff were the instructors.In all, 23 scouts took part,some of whom are working toward the Boy Scouts of America Rifle Shooting Merit badge.The Coyote Point Rifle Range,located within the boundaries of the Coyote Point Recreation Area in San Mateo,is under the direction of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department and is operated for public use by members of the Coyote Point Rifle and Pistol Club.The range, which allows only .22 caliber rim-fire pistols and any caliber rifle,is open to the public between 7 p.m.and 10 p.m.Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays.Closed on all major holidays.For information, visit or call 573-2557.



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MONDAY, DEC. 27 Cooking Starts Here Classes. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Beli Deli, 1301 Sixth Ave., Belmont. The lessons include safe eating habits, healthy eating and etiquette. $85 for residents and $102 for non-residents. For more information call 595-7441. Woodside High School Photography Exhibit: Lomography. Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. A photography exhibit by WHS students learning about and simulating the images of the retro Lomo LC-A camera. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. For more information e-mail TUESDAY, DEC. 28 Winter Explorer Days at Coyote Point Museum. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. A program for kids of all ages to investigate and participate in hands-on science activities with different activities every day. Included in the price of museum admission. For more information visit Striking 12. 7:30 p.m. TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. A rewired version of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale The Little Match Girl, this clever mix of musical comedy and pop/rock tunes is a sweet, witty concert that is a sure-fire way to ring in the New Year. $56 to $75. For more information call 4631960. Woodside High School Photography Exhibit: Lomography. Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. A photography exhibit by WHS students learning about and simulating the images of the retro Lomo LC-A camera. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. For more information e-mail WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 Winter Explorer Days at Coyote Point Museum. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. A program for kids of all ages to investigate and participate in hands-on science activities with different activities every day. Included in the price of museum admission. For more information visit Striking 12. 7:30 p.m. TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. A rewired version of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale The Little Match Girl, this clever mix of musical comedy and pop/rock tunes is a sweet, witty concert that is a sure-fire way to ring in the New Year. $56 to $75. For more information call 4631960. Woodside High School Photography Exhibit: Lomography. Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. A photography exhibit by WHS students learning about and simulating the images of the retro Lomo LCA camera. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. For more information e-mail THURSDAY, DEC. 30 Winter Explorer Days at Coyote Point Museum. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. A program for kids of all ages to investigate and participate in hands-on science activities with different activities every day. Included in the price of museum admission. For more information visit Striking 12. 8 p.m. TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. A rewired version of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale The Little Match Girl, this clever mix of musical comedy and pop/rock tunes is a sweet, witty concert that is a sure-fire way to ring in the New Year. $56 to $75. For more information call 4631960. Woodside High School Photography Exhibit: Lomography. Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. A photography exhibit by WHS students learning about and simulating the images of the retro Lomo LCA camera. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. For more information e-mail FRIDAY, DEC. 31 Peninsula Landscapes Revisited. Noon to 4 p.m. Collections Room, Peninsula Museum of Art, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Featuring Sharon Bearce, Werner Glinka, Alysanne McGaffey and Kevyn Wernock. Exhibit runs through Jan. 2, noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. For more information call 594-1577. New Years Eve Party Featuring Rodeo House. 9 p.m. The Old Princeton Landing, 460 Capistrano Road, Princeton by the Sea. Ring in the New Year with the Bay Area’s own country band Rodeo House. Ages 21 and up. $10. For more information e-mail Woodside High School Photography Exhibit: Lomography. Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. A photography exhibit by WHS students learning about and simulating the images of the retro Lomo LCA camera. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. For more information e-mail SATURDAY, JAN. 1 Dog Adoptions. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. San Bruno Petco in Tanforan Mall, 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno. Dogs were saved from death in high-kill Southern California shelters and driven to Northern California for adoptions. For more information visit Victorian 12th Night Ball. 7 p.m. San Mateo Masonic Lodge Ballroom, 100 N. Ellsworth Ave., San Mateo. After a vintage dance lesson, the Bangers & Mash ensemble will play an evening of Victorian ballroom dance music. Victorian or modern evening dress admired, but not required. $15 in advance (by Dec. 27), $20 at the door. For more information go to Peninsula Landscapes Revisited. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Collections Room, Peninsula Museum of Art, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Featuring Sharon Bearce, Werner Glinka, Alysanne McGaffey and Kevyn Wernock. Exhibit runs through Jan. 2, noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. For more information call 594-1577. SUNDAY, JAN. 2 Farmers’ Market Sundays. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Caltrain Parking Lot on El Camino Real, Belmont. Get fresh fruit, vegetables, breads and pastries, flowers and more. For more information go to Peninsula Landscapes Revisited. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Collections Room, Peninsula Museum of Art, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Featuring Sharon Bearce, Werner Glinka, Alysanne McGaffey and Kevyn Wernock. Exhibit runs through Jan. 2, noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. For more information call 594-1577. MONDAY, JAN. 3 Lecture: Booktalks with the San Mateo Public Library. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. City of San Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Hear about the two latest popular biographies ‘Devil’s Rooming House’ and ‘Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton.’ Free. For more information call 5227490. TUESDAY, JAN. 4 Small Works. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 320 California Ave., Palo Alto. Gallery House presents an exhibition of small-scale works by Bay Area artists. Exhibit runs Tuesday through Sunday until Feb. 5. For more information e-mail Beauty and the Beast. 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. See the Disney movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on big screen. Free. For more information call 522-7838. For more events visit, click Calendar.

Safeway,at the prime downtown corner of Howard Avenue and El Camino Real,will be joined by a separate mixed-use building,pedestrian walkways,many trees and a water fountain corner feature welcoming visitors to Howard Avenue.

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that it’s solar powered and there has been little sun lately, there have been some technical issues, said Ponce. There will also be a listserv, or electronic mailing list, sending out information related to traffic. Although road closures are not part of the plan, Ponce explained there may be times when lane diversions are needed. The listserv will help get the word about when these situations come up. Lastly, people can simply visit the site. Approval was recently granted to put a sign up including Ponce’s name, phone number and an image of the site plan. This board will also have a spot where periodic updates will be included. These steps are part of a long process to open the grocery store in the coming fall.

The grocery store at the prime downtown corner of Howard Avenue and El Camino Real will be joined by a separate mixed-use building, pedestrian walkways, many trees and a water fountain corner feature welcoming visitors to Howard Avenue. The mixed-use building opposite Safeway will feature 12,428 square feet of retail on the ground floor and 5,460 square feet of retail above. The former 6,554-square-foot Wells Fargo building will be refurbished. Pedestrian walkways will connect the site to the rest of downtown. These buildings should open sooner, possibly late spring or early summer, than Safeway, said Ponce. A new Walgreens replacing the one at Howard Avenue and Primrose Road is already open at the corner of Burlingame Avenue and El Camino Real. Planning Manager Maureen Brooks was excited to see the progress so far. Getting to this point really was a collaborative effort that took years to accomplish. works from a total of seven inducted into the Hall of Fame and placed in the permanent display in the Office of Education. It was during the induction ceremony in April that Dirk Alvarado, Recreation Department supervisor, saw Vasquez’s work and decided he wanted it for the cover of department’s fall activity schedule. The schedule was released in July. “It was perfect,” said Alvarado. “It’s a great piece of art and he’s local.” Vasquez has been volunteering for the department for the past four years. He started off setting up and breaking down department events, such as Nights of Lights, Halloween events and fundraisers. Now there are times when you can see Vasquez running the department’s front desk. “We have a lot of faith in him,” Alvarado said. It was a friend of his mother who suggested to Vasquez to volunteer for the Recreation Department. She told him he would gain some good experience. Currently Vasquez is in a sculpture City, San Carlos, San Mateo, Atherton and Hillsborough. San Mateo County and the West Bay Sanitary District are also members. As the transition nears to change garbage collectors, cities are scheduling public hearings to give customers a chance to oppose the rate increases, as high as 39 percent for some communities. The Foster City Council, for instance, plans for a second public hearing on rate increases at its Jan. 18 meeting, a Proposition 218 noticing mandate. Rate adjustments are needed to allow for new and enhanced recycling and refuse collection services which include weekly collection of single-stream recy-

Plans to rebuild Safeway were first submitted in 1997 and met with concerns that it was not pedestrian friendly. A reworked plan — including a 50,000square-foot grocery store, 12,000square-foot Walgreens and a number of shops placed on the corner of Howard Avenue and Primrose Road — debuted the following year resulting in a petition against the proposal boasting over 900 signatures. Community meetings led to no resolution and Safeway eventually pulled the plans. A new plan for a 66,900-square-foot combined Walgreens and Safeway emerged in 2001 but was rejected by the City Council in 2004. In 2007, Burlingame created the Safeway working group charged with creating design criteria for a new store tailored to the city.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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“I’m too busy,” Vasquez replied when asked if he spent a lot of time drawing. However, as most kids his age he would rather use a computer and software rather than pen and paper, it was his free hand drawing that drew attention to his talent. In fact, the drawing inducted into the Hall of Fame was an assignment from his art teacher, Larkin Evans, which actually was for Evan’s 2010 calendar that she publishes as a way to raise money for the art department. She then submitted the students’ art work that explored and expressed California’s landscape as part of the annual program put on by the state Office of Education. The program is open to all high schools in the county. “It was one of my favorites and I hoped it would be picked,” said Evans. Vasquez’s drawing was one of three Half Moon Bay High School students’

class where art is created from cardboard, tree bark and different types of clay. He spends after-school hours at wrestling practice. Half Moon Bay High School hosted the Peninsula Invite Dec. 4 where high schools from the northern region competed in the early event. One his teammates won the 135-pound title, while another took second place. The wrestling team placed 14th out of 35 overall. Vasquez moved to Half Moon Bay from Oaxaca, Mexico in 2004 with his parents and younger brother. Besides adjusting to a new school and country Vasquez had to learn English as well. “It wasn’t easy,” he said shyly with an accent. Vasquez hopes to continue his education by earning a degree in graphic design from the Academy of Art University. Half Moon Bay High School Art Department’s 2011 calendar is currently on sale until the middle of January. For more information, e-mail Larkin Evans at clables and food waste. Disposal cost will increase and a curbside household hazardous waste collection program will be covered by the rate increase. While San Mateo residents face a 23.3 percent increase next year, Atherton residents face the biggest rate increase at 38.9 percent and Hillsborough residents face a 32.6 percent rate increase. Menlo Park residents face the lowest garbage rate increase at 9.4 percent under the agreement with the cities and Recology. In Redwood City, residents will see an 18 percent hike in garbage and recycling rates for both residential and commercial customers. The San Mateo City Council will discuss the issue at its Jan. 3 meeting.

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for customers in 10 cities and unincorporated sections of San Mateo County starting in January as the cities transition from their current provider Republic Services, formerly Allied Waste, to Recology San Mateo County, formerly NorCal Waste. The cities are part of the South Bayside Waste Management Authority — now known as RethinkWaste — and include Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Menlo Park, Redwood


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CANCeR (June 21-July 22) - The ability to make your own decisions could be abrogated if you allow some of your peers to do your thinking for you. Don’t give up the right to steer your own path. LeO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Spend your energy on resolving
complications instead of trying to find a fall guy on which to blame your lack of production. It’ll take less effort to do the job than it will to make excuses.


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There is a strong likelihood that you might be far more adventurous in the coming months than you ever have been in the past. This is likely to be due to some new friends you’ll be making, and you’ll thrive on it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Don’t involve yourself in
anything in which you can’t use your full strength or muster the forces needed to advance a personal interest. You’ll fail by being sorely inadequate.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - A failure to use your full talents or vivid imagination would be tantamount to quitting before you even got started. All you would do is endow the opposition with powers it wouldn’t normally have. PISCeS (Feb. 20-March 20) - Shakespeare reminds us never to be a borrower or a lender. Follow this advice, especially in situations that would involve you fiscally with friends. ARIeS (March 21-April 19) - In order to accomplish your
aims, you could attempt to use tactics that companions find offensive, should you run into a snag. Chances are what you’re striving for won’t be worth it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Usually you’ll reconsider your thinking before taking a risk on losing your resources or wasting your efforts on something that could be iffy. However, today you might leap first and look later. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Although you and your mate
might have a difference of opinion when it comes to domestic economics, fortunately this condition isn’t likely to exist in other critical areas of you life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Should you have to contend
with some kind of problem that isn’t entirely of your making, take care that you don’t start to feel sorry for yourself. It would lessen your effectiveness to deal with it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Your intentions aren’t likely
to be realized if you lack the courage of your convictions. Remember, you can’t expect others to have faith in you if you don’t first have some in yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - It won’t be worth taking a huge risk if what you receive would only be a nominal gain at best. Keep this in mind if you have to make a choice about a proposition being presented to you.
Copyright 2010, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


GeMINI (May 21-June 20) - Those nonproductive doldrums you have at times are likely to receive more attention from you than the responsibilities you are expected to fulfill. Reverse that and do your duty.

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NOTICE TO Proposers Request for Proposal # ISD 1805 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of San Mateo will receive sealed proposals for the following: To provide a Core Clinical Health Information System/Inpatient Electronic Health Record. The RFP Document may be obtained from the following website:, or by contacting Cyndy Chin at the County of San Mateo, 222 W. 39th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403. Email Pursuant to County Ordinance Section 2.83.170: (a) Before the County contracts for engineering services, architectural services, management consultants, or similar one-time professional assistance to accomplish specific projects, requests for proposals shall be obtained if the expense of the contract is estimated to exceed the amount established by the Government Code as the limit of the Purchasing Agent's authority to engage independent contractors. The request for proposal shall be in accordance with Administrative Memoranda promulgated by the County Manager. (b) The Board of Supervisors may authorize the use of request for proposal procedures when County desires to acquire systems, such as computer system, telecommunication systems, or the like, consisting of both equipment and software programs. The Board, if it determines that a request for proposal is in the best interest of the County, may authorize such request for proposals instead of competitive bidding that might otherwise be required by this code. Such requests for proposals shall be pursuant to Administrative Memoranda promulgated by the County Manager. (c) The Board of Supervisors may waive any of the provisions of this chapter which require requests for proposals in any situation where the Board of Supervisors determines that the best interest of the County could be served without the necessity of requests for proposals. Request for Proposals shall be sealed and filed with the Information Services Department, 222 W. 39th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403, on or before February 4, 2011 @ 2:00 P.M. PST. There will be no public hearing. The County of San Mateo reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept or reject any items therein, or waive any informality in proposals received. David Boesch, Purchasing Agent COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

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LADIES ROYAL blue rain coat with zippered flannel plaid liner size 12 RWC $15. (650)868-0436 LADIES SHOES- size 5, $10., (650)7566778 MEN'S SHOES (650)756-6778 - New, size 10, $10.,

310 Misc. For Sale
13 PIECE paint and pad set for home use $25., (650)589-2893 5 NEEDLEPOINT sets still in package $10/each, (650)592-2648 ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 AREA RUG - Beautiful, plush, 11’ x 6.10’ remnant solid tan color, never used, tags still attached, clean, SOLD! ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BATH TOWELS 12 pieces decorative all same color/style never used $50. (650)343-3374 BAY MEADOWS Cup, perfect condition, new, $15. (650)867-2720 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BETTY BOOP perfume 3.5 ounces $8. (408)249-3858 CABINET OAK, fits over toilet water tank, like new $25. (650)341-5347 CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $35. (650)345-1111 CANDLE OIL lamp set 3 piece hand blown glass 9 inches tall burns 25 hours. $40, 650-343-3374 COLLAPSIBLE PICNIC cooler comes with utensils, glass and plates $15. COMIC BOOKS (10) assorted $15/all. (408)420-5646 COOKIE JAR adorable ceramic blizzard & Co. Snowman $20. (650)343-3374 DOG CAGE/GORILLA folding large dog cage good condition, 2 door with tray, $75.,(650)355-8949 DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2 total, (650)367-8949 ENGINE HOIST, 2 ton almost new $95 Burlingame 415-699-6395 ETAGER over the toilet water tank - walnut, $25., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 FIRE BOWL- new in box, 13 x 32 $50.obo, (650)592-9141 FIREPLACE SCREEN - 36"wide, 29"high, antique brass, folding doors, sliding mesh screen, damper controls. Like new. $100., (650)592-2047 FRAMED PICTURE beautiful hot air balloons 25 1/2 x 19 inches great conditon $10. (650)343-3374 FRONT END Dash Board from '98 Sonoma Truck $50. (650)871-7200 FULL BAG of plastic containers. SOLD! GLASS TOP piece with smooth edges 28 3/4 inches x 17 1/8 inches 3/16 inch thick $10. (650)343-3374 HARD COVER BOOKS - Mystery & adventure, current authors, some large type print, $3.00 each, (650)364-7777 HARD COVER mystery and adventure books (12) latest authors $3/each. (650)364-7777 LEAD FILM BAG Protect film from xrays, Ex. cond. SOLD! LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 MASSAGE DEVICE with batteries $8 in box, (650)368-3037 METAL CABINET - 4 drawers, beige 16.5 inches W x 27 3/4 H x 27 inches D. $40., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 MUSIC CASSETTES (200) songs $99/all 650-873-4030 popular

MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981 MENS SLACKS - 8 pairs, $50., Size 36/32, (408)420-5646

317 Building Materials
DOUBLE PANED GLASS WINDOWS various sizes, half moon, like new, $10. and up, (650)756-6778 SCREEN DOOR 36 inch slightly bent $15. (650)871-7200 SLIDING SCREEN door 30 inch good condition $25. (650)871-7200

300 Toys
RADIO CONTROLLED Beetle Buggy car new in box $10. (408)249-3858

302 Antiques
ANTIQUE SOLID mahogany knick-knack or bookshelf with 4 small drawers, good condition, $95. 650-726-5200 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE" decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720 HAMILTON BEACH Mixer, vintage, .juicer & bowl, beater. $30/obo(650)576-6067 OASIS COUNTERTOP water cooler dispenses cold and luke warm water $50., (650)218-4254 REVEREWARE, 1,3.4 qt. pots, 5",7" pans, stainless steel w/copper bottoms, excellent cond., $60/all. (650)577-0604

318 Sports Equipment
2 GOLF CLUBS - Ladies, right handed, putter & driver $5/each (650)755-8238 BOGNER SKI SUIT [blue] Ex cond. hardly used, size medium. Orig $400+. Asking $80. 650-204-0587

210 Lost & Found
MISSING GREY MALE CAT named “Biscotti”. Last seen 12/4 on Aviador Ave. in Millbrae. 12 years old, 12 lbs., strong athletic build. Domestic short hair, solid grey including nose, neutered,declawed front paws. Microchip #985121004140013. Please call Home Again lost pet service at 888-4663242 with any info. Thank you!

303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. COMSWITCH 3500 - used for fax, computer modem, telephone answering machine, never used, $25., (650)347-5104 DEWALT HEAVY duty work site radio charger in box $100. (650)756-7878 JVC VHS recorder - Like new, $15., (650)367-8949 PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25., (650)6378244 SANIO CASETTE/RECORDER 2 way Radio - $95.obo, call for more details, (650)290-1960 SONY RADIO cassette recorder $25 black good condition. (650)345-1111 TV - Big Screen, $70., (650)367-1350 ok condition,

322 Garage Sales

311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for both. (650)342-4537 KEYBOARD CASIO 3 ft long $50. (650)583-2767 PIANO VINTAGE - Upright, “Davis & Sons”, just tuned, $600., (650)678-9007

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS REOPENING JANUARY 6TH Thursday & Friday 10:00-2:00 Saturdays 10:00-3:00 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401

295 Art
PAINTING "jack vettriano" Portland gallery 26 x 33. $55. (650)345-1111. PICTURE WITH Frame Jack Vettriano with light attached $100. (650)867-2720

307 Jewelry & Clothing
49ER'S JACKET (650)871-7200 Child size $50.

312 Pets & Animals
KITTY LITTER box enclosed with swinging door and handle $10., (650)592-2648


BLACK VELVET evening jacket w/silver sparkles, Sz 20W, $10. (650)712-1070 BLACK VELVET pants, Sz L, $7. (650)712-1070 HOLIDAY WEAR, barely worn: Macy's black sweater set, Size M, wool w/gold metalic stripes, $15 set. (650)712-1070 JEWELRY DISPLAY 12 piece SOLD! LADIES BRACELET, Murano glass. Various shades of red and blue $100 Daly City, no return calls. (650)991-2353 LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow links gloves size 7.5 $15 New. RWC. (650)868-0436 LIZ CLAIBORNE black evening jacket Sz. 12, acetate/polyester, $10. (650)7121070 SHEER PURPLE tunic, Sz XL, w/embroidered design & sequins, $10. (650)712-1070 SILVER SEQUIN shirt-jacket Sz 12-14 very dressy, $15. (650)712-1070 SMALL JEWELRY cabinet - 17” H, 12” W, 2 glass doors, plus 2 drawers, very pretty, $35., (650)592-2648 TOURQUOISE BLUE party dress, covered w/sequins, sz 14, $15. (650)7121070

296 Appliances
4 BURNER cook top commercial lifetime burner $22., (650)756-6778 AIR CONDITIONER - slider model for narrow windows, 10k BTU, excellent condition, $100., (650)212-7020 CHANDELLIER (650)878-9542 NEW 4 lights $30.

316 Clothes
BLACK LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET - Large, water proof, new, $35., (650)342-7568 BOOTS - 2 pairs purple leather, size 8. One is knee length, other is ankle length, $150.obo, (650)592-9141 JACKET (LARGE) Pants (small) black Velvet good conditon $25/all, (650)5892893 LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining RWC $35. (650)8680436 LADIES NYLON stockings new $1/per pair size 11 (2 dozen) call evenings. 650328-0160 MEN'S PAJAMA set by "Dockers" size Large new in box $15. (408)249-3858

Make money, make room!

TV 5 inch Black and white good condition in box $10. (408)249-3858 TV SET 32 inch with remote and stand $30. (650)520-0619

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

CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 KENMORE DISHWASHER, exc. condition, 3yrs old, $95. (650)483-3630 KENMORE MICROWAVE, exc. condition, 3yrs old, $45. (650)483-3630 PORTABLE GE Dishwasher, excellent condition $75 OBO, (650)583-0245 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 STOVE TOP 4 burners with electric grill commercial grade $50., (650)756-6778 VACUUM CLEANER $50 (650)367-1350 VACUUM CLEANER heavy duty like new $45. (650)878-9542 WASHER/DRYER “MAYTAG” - Brand new with 3 year warranty, $850. both, (650)726-4168

304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 3 PIECE COFFEE TABLE SET: $100. (650)787-8219 4 STURDY metal dining chairs $20/each. (650)756-6778 BED BRASS single trundle $100 nice and clean. (650)854-3235 BLACK LEATHER office chair with 5 rollers $25. (650)871-5078 BOOKCASE - $25., (650)255-6652 CABINET - wood, $70., (650)367-1350 CABINET DOORS Oak with arch-style top. Four different sizes, good condition. $300 all. (650)871-7200 CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 COCKTAIL AND end table brass and glass top $65. (650)854-3235 COFFEE TABLE - $60., (650)367-1350 COFFEE TABLE light brown lots of storage good condition $100. (650)867-2720 COMPUTER DESK $70. (650)367-1350 CREDENZA - $25., (650)255-6652 DINING CHAIRS (6) $100/all. (650)8543235 DINING CHAIRS - (4) solid, $20. each, (650)756-6778 DINING ROOM table $100. (650)8543235 OFFICE DESK - $25., (650)255-6652

315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

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 DOLLEY - Heavy Duty, Dual Use 54" hgt. Upright-Push Cart South City $99.OBO (415) 410 - 9801 PRESSURE WASHER 2500 PSI, good condition, $350., (650)926-9841 SPEEDAIR AIR COMPRESSOR - 4 gallon stack tank air compressor $100., (650)591-4710 TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219 TORO LEAF BLOWERS, Power Sweep + 850 Super Blower, Electric like new $40. pair South City (415) 410-9801

297 Bicycles
BICYCLE "MAGNA" 24 inch wheels purple, $40., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26”, $75. obo (650)676-0732 GIRL'S BIKE HUFFY Purple 6-speed good cond. $35 - Angela (650)269-3712

298 Collectibles
2 VINTAGE COFFEE CANS - empty, Hills Bros. red, 1922-45, HillsBros , early 80’s, $25/both, (650)347-5104 28 RECORDS - 78 RPMS, Bing Crosby, Frankie Laine, Al Jolson, many others, all in book albums, $90. all, (650)347-5104

309 Office Equipment
OFFICE LAMP new $8. (650)345-1111

610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle 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.

Monday • Dec. 27, 2010
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


620 Automobiles
MITSUBISHI '09 GALANT ES Cream 10138P $12,788.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN '10 MAXIMA 3.5 S Gray 9955P $25,488. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN '09 ALTIMA 2.5 White 9956P $14,998.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN '09 SENTRA 2.0 FE+ Gray 10051P $11,998.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION '08 TC SPEC White 10054P $14,488.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 SUBARU '06 LEGACY WAGON Outback 2.5 XT Black 10015T $17,588.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '07 COROLLA CE Gray 10093T $9,588 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '07 CAMRY HYBRID Basic Silver 9965P $17,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '08 HIGHLANDER LIMITED Gray 10018T $32,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '08 TUNDRA 2WD Truck SR5 Silver 10053P $22,998 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '09 CAMRY BASIC Green 9998P $16,488 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '09 COROLLA BASIC Blue 9997P $14,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '09 RAV4 BASIC White 10010P $18,988 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '09 YARIS BASIC White 10136P $12,889 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 CAMRY Hybrid Basic Blue 9784P $23,988$24,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '10 MATRIX BASIC Silver 9885P $15,288 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 PRIUS I Silver 10072P $21,998 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '10 RAV4 SPORT Gray 10029P $23,488 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 YARIS BASIC Blue 10030P $14,288. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 YARIS BASIC Green 10081P $13,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Workshop holder 6 Fairy godmother’s magic tool 10 Chopped-up fare 14 From around here 15 Son of Seth 16 Indy racer 17 “Awesome!” 19 Singer’s syllables 20 Rehab woes, briefly 21 Monte __: gambling resort 22 In pieces 23 2006-’07 Microsoft release 25 “Oops, sorry” 28 Cooped clucker 29 Mideast honcho 30 Member of the crew 34 Sleuths, for short 37 Financial projections 40 Coll. helpers 41 1910s-’20s Ford assembly-line classic 42 Prefix with septic 43 Cone dropper 44 Expanse with waves 45 Act embarrassingly in public 52 Jaunty tunes 53 Fritter away 54 Monopoly quartet: Abbr. 57 Roller rink shape 58 Cable TV offering 60 Hairy Himalayan, reportedly 61 Job site standards org. 62 Where D.C. is, familiarly 63 Part of a process 64 Pizza crust order 65 Out sick, say DOWN 1 Wad of dirt 2 Boorish sort 3 Stops stalling 4 Place to wipe your shoes 5 Lake __, 1980 Winter Olympics town 6 Very odd 7 English-speaking 8 “Not gonna happen” 9 Annual cause of losing an hr.’s sleep, perhaps 10 Millinery accessory 11 Subtle qualities 12 Get going 13 Shade-tolerant plant 18 Start of many California city names 22 Keep from happening 23 Say “Be careful” to 24 “Fore!” or “Olé!” 25 Encounter 26 Org. known by its first letter 27 Revealing books, briefly 30 Campground treat 31 Partner of abet 32 Cooler cubes 33 Online cackle 34 Fried corn bread 35 Greek “i” 36 Potato part served as an appetizer 38 Forgets to mention 39 Shoe securer 43 Scuffle souvenir 44 What a solo homer produces 45 Overdoes the sweetness 46 Girder fastener 47 Send to cloud nine 48 Flooded 49 Greet someone casually 50 “Washington Journal” channel 51 Hot time in Toulon 54 Unruly outbreak 55 New mtge., e.g. 56 Graceful bird 58 Word with belly or boiler 59 Brandy bottle letters


AUDI ‘03 A4 3.0L Grey 10068T $12,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 BMW '09 5 Series 528i Blue 9980T $34,988Toyota 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

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

BMW 540I ‘03 - Excellent condition, loaded, leather, 103K mi., $11,995, (650)349-6969 CADILLAC ‘03 Deville. Excellent condition, garage kept $6,500. (650)588-5152 CHRYSLER '06 PT Cruiser Touring, 60K miles, white, $7,992. #T6T269964 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal CHRYSLER ‘01 PT Limited Edition, 98K miles, black, $4000., (650)357-0313 FORD ‘85 VICTORIA - Original owner, 43K miles, automatic, all powered. Very good condition. $4K, (650)515-5023. FORD '08 FUSION SE Green 10000T $14,488. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 HONDA '08 CIVIC CPE LX Gold 9937T $13,998.00 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 HONDA '08 CIVIC SDN LX Silver 10046T $14,288.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 INFINITI '07 G35 SEDAN Basic Grey 10007P $23,988.00 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 LEXUS '07 IS 250, blue, auto, $24,591. #P72057651Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal MAZDA '08 CX-7, auto, gray, $17,891. P80169537Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal MAZDA '09 MAZDA3 I Sport Silver 9895P $12,788.00 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 MAZDA '09 MAZDA5 SPORT Silver 10050P $13,988.Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 MAZDA '09 MAZDA6 I Sport White 10074T $14,988.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

440 Apartments
BELMONT - Prime, quiet location, view, new carpets, balcony-patio, dishwasher, covered carports, storage, pool. No pets. 1 bedroom $1250 and up. 2 bed/2 bath $1695. (650)592-1271 Days or (650)3448418 Evenings.


for Rent Sequoia Inn
Rate starts at $45 + tax WEEKLY AVAILABLE. Quiet room & great location. Private Bath, FREE WiFi, Microfridge, Premium Cable & more. 526 El Camino Real

(650)369-6736 ext. 0

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

Move in Special.
By Gail Grabowski (c)2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


830 Main Street, RWC

381 Homes for Sale 381 Homes for Sale
SAN MATEO - 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Next to Central Park. Rarely available. Prestigious Location & Building. Gated garage, deck. No Pets. $, (650)948-2941

310 Misc. For Sale

310 Misc. For Sale

379 Open Houses

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

442 Studios
REDWOOD CITY- Large room with kitchen and bath. $850/mo. with $400 deposit. (650)361-1200

470 Rooms
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

380 Real Estate Services

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

Bank Foreclosures.
335 Garden Equipment
BROGMANSIA TREE $40 needs planting. (650)871-7200 TABLE - for plant, $30, perfect condition, (650)345-1111

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

$400,000+ Free list with pictures.

Room For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos

Free recorded message

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

ID# 2042 Dolphin RE

345 Medical Equipment
POWER CHAIR - “Rascal 600”, new $1600., (650)574-5316

(650) 593-3136


Monday • Dec. 27, 2010
620 Automobiles 630 Trucks & SUV’s
FORD ‘93 250 flat bed, diesel, 100-gallon gas tanks $2500. Jim Deisel (650)678-8063/Joe (650)481-5296. (Or trade Chevy F10 Truck) GMC '07 YUKON SLE Black 9975T $27,998.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 GMC '08 Canyon SLE1, white, auto, $17,991. #TS15643 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal HONDA '07 Civic Si, blue, manual, $17,991. #T7H700724 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal HONDA '07 CR-V EX-L, silver, auto, $20,792. #T7C058407 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. KIA '09 SPORTAGE LX Beige 10049P $17,988.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MERCEDES BENZ '09 M-Class ML350, polar white, $36,492. P80169537 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal NISSAN '07 Sentra, gray, $11,191. #P7L623495 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal NISSAN '08 350Z, gray, $21,992. P8M750023 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal NISSAN '08 Xterra, gray, $19,691. P8C538011 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA '07 HIGHLANDER Hybrid w/3rd Row Blue 10080T $26,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '09 4RUNNER SR5 Silver 9886P $27,488.. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

630 Trucks & SUV’s
TOYOTA '10 HIGHLANDER BASE White 10069P $26,998 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '10 HIGHLANDER LIMITED Silver 10048P $34,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '10 VENZA BASIC Gray 10040P $25,888 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
HONDA ‘01 Reflex Scooter - Silver, $1,999., Call Jesse (650)593-6763

670 Auto Service

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

VOLKSWAGEN '08 JETTA Sedan Wolfsburg Gray 10087P $17,988.. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VOLKSWAGEN, '07 Jetta Wolfsburg, $13,994. #T7M150061 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal.

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

645 Boats
PROSPORT ‘97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.

San Carlos

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

625 Classic Cars
CADILLAC ‘89 Sedan Deville - Showroom condition, 1 owner, garaged, records included, SOLD! DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $5800 or trade. (650)588-9196 OLDSMOBILE ‘69 F-85 - 2 door, power front disc, $2,800., with 71 running parts car with console, buckets. (650)851-4853 PLYMOUTH ‘72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $12k obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623

650 RVs
REXHALL ‘00 VISION - 53K mi., Ford Triton V-10 engine. 29 feet long, no pop outs. Excellent cond. $20,000 OBO, (650)670-7545.

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

670 Auto Parts

635 Vans
CHEVROLET '07 Express Van, white, 38K miles, Auto, white, $17.892. #P71161334. Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. HONDA '07 Odyssey EX-L, blue, $24,492. #P7B059887 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal KIA '09 SEDONA LX Silver 10086P $17,888.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008 TOYOTA '07 SIENNA CE Maroon 9969T $18,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '09 SIENNA CE Silver 10082P $22,558 and , Toyota '09 Sienna CE Blue 10083P $21,888 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

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

670 Auto Service

Dealership Quality Affordable Prices Complete Auto Service Foreign & Domestic Autos 880 El Camino Real San Carlos 650-598-9288 CHEVY RADIATOR - Like new, $60., (650)367-8949 CHEVY S-10 ‘97, 49000 mi. American Racing rims & radial 15-8, New. $3800 OBO (650)481-5296 CHEVY TRANSMISSION 4L60E Semi used $800. (650)921-1033 EL CAMINO '67 - parts (Protecto top) $95., (650)367-8949 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. HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

Oil Change & Filter Up to 5 QT Synthetic Blend $19.95 + Tax Plus Waste Fee Four Wheel Alignment

630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVROLET '07 HHR LT SUV, gray, gray, $11,792 #P7S597332 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. CHRYSLER '06 Pacifica Touring green $13,592, #T6R902356Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal FORD '07 F-150, gray, auto, $17,494. #P7FA53014 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal FORD '08 Escape Limited, gray, $18,994. #P8KA66947 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal FORD '09 Ranger white, 9,960 miles, $15,994. #T9PA09768 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal.

Special prices apply to most cars + light trucks

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He also doesn’t forget the hats he wears outside the office, particularly that of father of three,grandfather of seven,husband and family chef.His daughter Christine has decided that in addition to the weekly Sunday dinner he helms,Fox’s retirement is a perfect time for him to rotate through the children’s families making meals.
gertips and can quickly print out copies for artichoke frittata and mustard horseradish at a moment’s notice. Fox’s cooking chops might be the biggest surprise for people to learn about him, Wagstaffe said. “It’s what makes people swoon,” said Wagstaffe. It’s so legendary people are asking Wagstaffe if he’ll continue Fox’s cooking legacy. Sorry — Wagstaffe said the most he can offer up is grilled cheese. vate Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo. He had a ride from the coast to school each day but hitchhiked back. He filled his spare time with odd jobs, including a time his sophomore year when he held four as varied as farming and running a newspaper printing press. As a college student, though, he unapologetically attended city council meetings for entertainment and in 1970 first dipped his feet in the prosecution pool as a San Mateo County deputy district attorney. In 1983, he would advance to district attorney and hold the job for the next 28 years. During his tenure, the office prosecuted several high-profile cases including the infamous repressed memories of the Susan Nason murder trial, the Billionaire Boys Club, even the theft of an iPhone 4 prototype. When asked his most memorable case, these are the ones Fox mentions instead of something he personally prosecuted. He sees his job as the administrator, the one who helps his prosecutors do their jobs. Yet he remains a man who laughs easily, who rumor has it likes the word “sniveling” and who is quick to smile. He also concedes sometimes taking the path of least resistance, including a psychology degree at the University of San Francisco in part because it seemed fun and applying only to law school at the same university to spare the $25 application fee at another. Despite his desire to be a lawyer, Fox disliked law school. Yet he graduated and landed his first gig in the District Attorney’s Office. In short succession, he also passed the bar and his wife, Bonnie, gave birth to the first of their three children. Fox doesn’t give his younger self high marks as a litigator. He lost his first three tri-

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district attorney elected in June to succeed Fox come Jan. 3. As the second in command, Wagstaffe tends to be the one who answers media calls, who wrangles the rank and file and who even occasionally tries a high-profile case. But make no mistake, Fox is the one with the name on the door and the final say in everything from charging decisions and positions on medical marijuana collectives to running a lean budget in tight years and whether special circumstance cases warrant the death penalty. Fox himself is not a proponent of capital punishment. But despite his personal beliefs, Fox more strongly adheres to the law he swore to uphold and will not rule the option off the table as at least one Bay Area district attorney publicly did. In fact, 15 people have been sent to Death Row on his watch. “I do not believe that is the role of the district attorney. I’m a stickler for rules and the role of the district attorney is the prosecution of violations using the available penalties,” Fox said.

als, even as they were minor traffic violations. “I was so unpersuasive I couldn’t convince one out of 36 people to believe me,” he said.

Learning curve
He estimates a six-month learning curve in which he gained experience and honed his style — “I wasn’t trying to dominate the courtroom.” Before leaving, he tried 24 cases, including four murder cases. He also told his wife he planned to head the office. She told him “we’ll see how it goes.” The way it went included nine years as a defense attorney and four as the Half Moon Bay city attorney. When it was time to run for district attorney, Fox wanted to be wellrounded. That opportunity was the retirement of the district attorney and Fox jumped, beating out a prosecutorial opponent who would prove his only contest. Seven terms later, Fox has never again faced competition for the office. Seven terms later, he also sees big differences between the office he joined and the office he leaves. The number of cases has tripled and it takes much longer for any to reach trial or conclusion.

The future
As for what Fox’s future offers up, that is still unclear. The only certainty is that his desk and credenza are being shipped to his son in the county counsel’s office. Even the office plant’s fate is unknown. The plant lasted through former district attorney Keith Sorenson and Fox; now Wagstaffe must decide if he’ll inherit it. Meanwhile, Fox is still figuring out how to fill his new-found free time. Not only is he stepping away from the District Attorney’s Office but also a laundry list of connected committees and associations for which he has racked up thousands in frequent flier miles. Fox is known for his work heading up the state and national district attorney’s associations and participating on judicial councils and committees. While not a requirement of his county job, Fox said it was important for the office because it made it more known and respected. In those capacities, Fox also issued statements on issues outside of San Mateo County — even when they put him butting heads with local representatives. Most notably, Fox disagreed with state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, over his plan to prohibit minors from facing life in prison without parole short of murder and to protect domestic violence victims from contempt charges if they refuse to testify. Neither were necessarily popular but then again, Fox said popularity was never his motivation. His main inspiration for a legal career, he said, was the Communist scare, which he absorbed while recuperating from pneumonia at his Half Moon Bay home for days in the third grade. After watching the McCarthy hearings, Fox announced plans to be an attorney. No one else in his family shared the vocation, but Fox made his mind up and never veered. He also settled on attending the pri-

Good hands
But he foresees good things for the office; he calls Wagstaffe more hard working than himself and believes he’s leaving the office in good hands. “I am not the office,” he said, which is why he always knew being district attorney wasn’t something he would do for his entire life. Fox’s departure comes amid a class of other long-term county officials who decided to call 2010 their last in elected office. His last official day is Dec. 31 but he will be back in the office the following Monday before Wagstaffe is sworn in. “Just in case he doesn’t show up,” Fox joked.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

Three Strikes law
Likewise, Fox vocally opposed the state’s Three Strikes law and wrote the ballot argument against it in 1994. Fox felt its wording mandated the prosecutors seek the third strike in all cases. “That’s not justice,” he said. Later court rulings gave judges and prosecutors leeway and Fox said approximately 85 percent of cases that could be tried as such by his office are not. Both the death penalty and Three Strikes illustrate the disconnect between political whim and the perspective of those in the legal trenches, he said. Even when he disagrees, though, Fox says he doesn’t forget his role as a public servant. He also doesn’t forget the hats he wears outside the office, particularly that of father of three, grandfather of seven, husband and family chef. His daughter Christine has decided that in addition to the weekly Sunday dinner he helms, Fox’s retirement is a perfect time for him to rotate through the children’s families making meals. Oh, and he ‘ll have time to do the shopping in the morning too, he jokes. Fox’s culinary expertise is legend among those privy to his prime rib and, of course, his famous fudge. The chocolaty confection is a staple at most county events Fox frequents and the plastic-wrapped pyramid of cubes is often topped by a golden rectangular sticker bearing a fox and proclaiming “County of San Mateo, FOX FUDGE (not produced at government expense).” He keeps copies of prized recipes at his fin-


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