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High school bomb plot preparation detailed
Receipts,video manifesto outline Alexander Robert Youshock’s Hillsdale attack plan
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

The teenage bombing suspect accused of plotting to blow up Hillsdale High School and leave its principal living with the guilt of dead staff and students said “it’s because I had to.” In a suicide note found by investigators in Alexander Robert Youshock’s bedroom after his alleged plan was foiled, the former Hillsdale student apologized for deceiving his

Alexander Youshock

family before the Aug. 24, 2009 morning he walked onto campus armed with pipe bombs, a chain saw and foot-long sword. “I have lied, tricked and used all of you to get to this day,” Youshock handwrote on a sheet of binder paper pulled from a spiral notebook.

Youshock, 18 now but 17 then, asked his family not to grant media interviews or let the world glorify him. Instead, he asked that they remember him as a son and brother rather than by his final actions. On Wednesday, the third day of trial, jurors got a first-hand look through video and photographs at his preparations for what he deemed “D-Day” — the purchase of equipment, the filming of a “manifesto” in which he blamed Hillsdale and its lead principal Jeff Gilbert for

ruining his life and experiments with manufacturing explosives and wielding the chain saw he named “Colley” after the Columbine School massacre. Youshock drafted four versions of the manifesto he taped, all of which began, “I bring upon you the misery you gave me.” With slight variations between the drafts, and the final product which was played for jurors, Youshock said in monotone voice “You

See YOUSHOCK, Page 20

Teen charged with making felony threats
Burlingame High senior said online postings were a prank
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

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Two-year-old Kalen Ashley holds a tulip Wednesday night while looking at the Glenview neighborhood still fenced in six months after a gas line explosion and fire that killed eight.

A 17-year-old Burlingame High senior from San Mateo who was arrested Monday morning after posting online threats against his school will be charged with a felony for terrorist threats. The teen was taken into custody two hours after the FBI contacted San Mateo police about an online threat made to a school rally at a Northern California school, according to a press release written by Lt. Ted Gonzales. Around 9 a.m., the teen, who is not being

named because of his age, was booked into Hillcrest Juvenile Hall for a felony violation of terrorist threats. On Wednesday, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced the suspect will be charged based on the seriousness of what occurred. The teen told police it was a prank. “It’s like the airport. Everyone knows you don’t joke about bombs in the airport. It’s the same thing with killing people in schools,” said Wagstaffe. If charged, the teen could remain in custody until he’s 25, said Wagstaffe. As a juvenile,

See THREATS, Page 20

Six months later
Residents gather to remember San Bruno blast
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Artichoke Joe’s set to reopen
Alameda man charged after raid of gambling clubs
STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Carolyn Tuite walked up to fire Capt. Michael Novelli and shook his hand. “You helped us go through the rubble,” she said last night. “Thank you.” Tuite’s family was one of the 38 who lost

their home Sept. 9 in the natural gas line explosion and fire that killed eight. About 100 people gathered at Glenview and Claremont drives Wednesday to remember those lost. The mood was comfortable as the horrific memory hasn’t gone away, but it did bring people in the

See FIRE, Page 16

Artichoke Joe’s, one of two Bay Area casinos raided by federal authorities last week, is set to reopen tonight and the gaming director for the Oaks Card Club in Emeryville has been charged with allegedly moving millions of dollars through his personal accounts. The Oaks Card Club and Artichoke Joe’s in

San Bruno were raided March 2 as part of a large-scale investigation into organized crime in which 14 people were arrested. Federal authorities say Hoa The Nguyen, 47, of Alameda, made nearly 400 deposits totaling nearly $3 million into his accounts between 2006 and 2010. Artichoke Joe’s is set to reopen its doors 6:30 p.m. Thursday after being closed nearly a week, an employ-

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Snapshot Inside

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Quote of the Day
“We want to come to a reasonable outcome. ...We’ve made it clear that that’s not the end,that there are more savings.But we’ve also said that there’s a line beyond which we can’t go.”
— Jacob Lew,White House budget director “Senate rejects House’s spending bill,” see page 6

Spring is coming
Ready your backyard for return of birds See page 17

Local Weather Forecast
Thursday: Rain. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain.

Wall Street
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Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” opened at Broadway’s Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. In 1763, Britain, Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years’ War. In 1840, Britain’s Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In 1841, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were proclaimed united under an Act of Union passed by the British Parliament. In 1942, the former French liner Normandie capsized in New York Harbor a day after it caught fire while being refitted for the U.S. Navy. In 1959, a major tornado tore through the St. Louis, Mo., area, killing 21 people and causing heavy damage. In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States. In 1967, the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, was ratified as Minnesota and Nevada adopted it. In 1968, U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming won America’s only gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France. In 1981, eight people were killed when a fire set by a busboy broke out at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino. In 2005, playwright Arthur Miller died in Roxbury, Conn., at age 89 on the 56th anniversary of the Broadway opening of his “Death of a Salesman.” Ten years ago: The space shuttle Atlantis’ astronauts installed the $1.4 billion Destiny laboratory on the international space station. Former New York City Mayor Abraham D. Beame died at age 94.

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Strange but True
Swedish bank robber busted by forgotten urine
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Swedish bank robber forgot to cover his tracks and left three bottles of urine behind after hiding inside a bank vault in Copenhagen for three days. The 27year-old man and his accomplice used the bottles to relieve themselves after sneaking into the vault on a Friday in May and remaining there until the bank opened again the following Monday. While inside, the robbers emptied 140 safety deposit boxes of at least $500,000 in cash and jewelry. But Prosecutor Frederik Larsen said Wednesday they forgot to take the urine when they left “so we were able to get their DNA samples from the bottles.” The evidence helped prosecutors win a 21-month prison sentence for the Swede on Tuesday. His accomplice is still at large and the loot hasn’t been recovered. Tuesday in Rocca Priora, a town near Rome. When they spied the daughter leaving her mother’s house and furtively dashing toward her home bearing a tray of lasagna, police, suspecting a secret guest, burst in and arrested Sabatini. Many Italians prepare lasagna with meat sauce for lunch on the last Tuesday of Carnival. Police say Sabatini came from his hideout in Belgium to celebrate the last day before Lent with his family. 60-plus, that is beyond words.”

Woman trying to pet moose in Alaska park gets kick
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Don’t mess with the moose. That’s the warning police in Anchorage, Alaska, are repeating after one of the animals kicked a woman in the chest and shoulder at a city park. She was checked by medics Monday afternoon and didn’t have to go to a hospital. The Anchorage Daily News reports the moose had been in Town Square Park most of the day feeding on trees. The woman in her 20s was attacked when she tried to pet it. Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says the moose is not a threat unless provoked, so people need to give it space.

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Scientists: Oldest wild bird in U.S. is new mother
HONOLULU — The oldest known wild bird in the U.S. is a new mother. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist spotted the Laysan albatross that’s at least 60 years old a few weeks ago. It was with a chick at Midway Atoll, a remote wildlife refuge 1,300 miles northwest of Honolulu. A U.S. Geological Survey scientist first banded the seabird as she incubated an egg in 1956. She was estimated to be at least 5 years old at the time. The albatross has since worn out five bird bands. Bruce Peterjohn, the chief of the North American Bird Banding Program, said the albatross is the oldest wild bird documented by the 90-year-old bird banding program, which is run by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and Canada. “She looks great,” Peterjohn said in a news release Tuesday. “To know that she can still successfully raise young at age

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Police find field of money in Ohio highway median
DELAWARE, Ohio — Police north of Columbus, Ohio, are trying to figure out how thousands of dollars in cash ended up along a highway. Police Chief Russ Martin in the city of Delaware says there were so many bills in the median of U.S. Route 23 on Monday that an officer said it looked as though the field was growing money. Authorities had been alerted by a motorist, and officers spent hours collecting the cash. Martin won’t reveal the total except to say it was “five figures.”

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Lasagna trail leads police to fugitive in Italy
ROME — He avoided Italian police for a decade on the run, but couldn’t resist his wife’s lasagna. Police say Giancarlo Sabatini went into hiding in 2000, shortly after being given a threeyear, eight-month prison sentence in a cocaine trafficking case. Acting on a tip, police staked out the homes of Sabatini’s wife and daughter

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Leading school for a day
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Police reports
Secret papers
Someone entered a house through a back window and took documents on Brandy Rock Way in Redwood City before 6:09 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.

While doing air guitar, twisting and rocking “Pulp Fiction”-inspired moves, first graders at Brewer Island School in Foster City shared how vegetables rock. The performance in classroom 1 was far from impromptu Wednesday afternoon. It was practice for the production of “How Does Your Garden Grow?” which opens next week. The musical play was also done for a private audience of two: Foster City Police Chief Craig Courtin and Principal Alice Wycke. “You’re all experts in vegetables,” Wycke commented to the students after the practice. She noted while it was fun to sing and dance, they had also been learning about plants, which is part of the first grade learning curriculum. “That’s a wonderfully catchy tune,” Courtin added. “I’m gonna be singing that the rest of the day.” Yesterday, Courtin was one of about 40 local leaders who participated in Principal for a Day. The annual program, sponsored by the San Mateo County Office of Education, gives local leaders the chance to walk in the shoes of a school principal to learn the challenges he or she faces in hopes of strengthening community ties. This year, it also gives leaders a glimpse into what is offered at the schools despite a number of years of budget cuts. Courtin had a full day visiting every grade, participating in a school-wide assembly about community service and even enjoying lunch, macaroni and cheese. “I’m used to control. ... And as I go and look around [the school], I’m grateful that things get done and get done effectively,” said

REDWOOD CITY
Stolen vehicle. A green Ford Expedition was stolen on Keelson Circle before 2:11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Burglary. The rear sliding door was smashed and the house was rummaged through on Compass Drive before 6:23 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Vandalism. A blue Chevrolet truck was keyed on Valota Road before 7:34 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. Gun shots heard. A gun shot was heard on Flynn Avenue before 10:17 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.
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SAN BRUNO
Petty theft. Someone stole more than $115 in merchandise from a store on the 1100 block of El Camino Real before 6:29 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21. Petty theft. A purse was taken from a business on the 400 block of San Mateo Avenue before 2:21 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13.

Foster City Police Chief Craig Courtin talks to Brewer Island Elementary School second graders Wednesday when he was Principal for a Day.
Courtin, who was unaccustomed to Wycke’s “flexible environment.” While the day provides insight for city officials like Courtin, schools appreciate giving community leaders an inside look at the good things happening at schools. “It renews my admiration for Brewer Island, and other schools in Foster City, of the quality of education in spite of enormous fiscal challenges,” he said. Courtin’s experience was not unique. In Daly City, Councilman David Canepa was principal at Westmoor High School. It was the first time in many years that Canepa had really thought about high school. He left feeling encouraged and optimistic about how school had changed since his years of roaming the halls. Canepa had visions of texting students more interested in video games but found engaged teens who asked questions and took part in a variety of activities. Any city official wants to be sure his or her city offers strong academic options for the local children. Canepa was proud of what he saw.

MENLO PARK
Vandalism. Graffiti was found on the 1100 block of Willow Road before 11:06 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 2. Petty theft. A bicycle was stolen from the 200 block of Santa Margarita before 7:04 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.

Sheriff’s deputy implicated in ‘dirty DUI’ arrests
A Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy who was arrested Friday on drug charges had allegedly been working with a Concord-based private investigator to conduct so-called “dirty DUI” stops on clients’ husbands to damage their reputations, an investigator said in an affidavit. In one of the cases, the target was cheating on his wife and the deputy was looking to “dirty him up” for a future legal battle, according to the affidavit. The deputy, Stephen Tanabe, a 47-year-old Alamo resident, was arrested Friday night on suspicion of possessing and selling a controlled substance, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said. He may also face charges of conspiracy and extortion in connection with the alleged drunken driving stops, prosecutor Harold Jewett said.

Around the Bay
DA drops 57 cases in San Francisco cops scandal
SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed dozens more cases handled by a group of police officers who are accused of conducting illegal searches, and investigators are probing whether more could be implicated in the scandal. By late afternoon a bulk of the felony and misdemeanor cases were formally dismissed, bringing the total to 57 dropped within the past week. Seven officers and a sergeant are under federal and local investigations for raiding rooms without warrants at a downtown residential hotel notorious for drug activity. Hotel surveillance video of some of the raids surfaced last week.

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Hoover to be traditional elementary
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Art thief who targeted deceased guilty
One of two Emeryville residents charged with stealing several items, including valuable art, from the home of a deceased Hillsborough woman pleaded no contest to felony burglary and identity theft in return for no more than three years in prison. Beverly Betty Wilkerson-Aldabashi, 42, took the deal at a pretrial conference rather than face a jury on those and other charges including grand theft and receiving stolen property. She is ineligible for probation and faces up to three years in prison when sentenced April 26. Meanwhile, co-defendant Robert John Alarid, 42, did not settle his case and remains set for trial May 9 on similar charges. He was arrested separately which is why his case is not joined with WilkersonAldabashi’s case. The two are accused of stealing from at least two Hillsborough homes and, at arrest, allegedly had in their possession stolen items from 173 separate victims from California, Arizona and Florida. Betty Stolen property, including Wilkersonthe paintings taken from Aldabashi an Edgecourt Drive home, were found in Oakland when Hillsborough police arrested Wilkerson-Aldabashi and another man who was ultimately not prosecuted. At the time, Hillsborough police said stolen property filled every room in the Oakland house, including items from victims living in Los Altos, Berkeley, San Francisco, San Jose and many other Bay Area cities. The Hillsborough case stemmed from the burglary of Lee Simpson Kavanaugh’s Ascot Road home during her memorial service. Kavanaugh died Aug. 9 at age 70. On Aug. 18, during Kavanaugh’s memorial elsewhere, prosecutors say Wilkerson-Aldabashi and Alarid ransacked the home. Among the items taken were an Édouard Leon Cortès painting of a Paris street scene insured for $100,000, jewelry, antique clocks, china dinnerware and a 2003 Toyota Camry. The car was later sold in San Jose using a stolen driver’s license which led authorities to the suspects. Wilkerson-Aldabashi and Alarid are both being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

When Hoover Elementary opens in 2014 it will be a traditional neighborhood school serving children in kindergarten through fifth grade, a decision finalized by the Board of Trustees Tuesday. Late last year, the Burlingame Elementary School District purchased the vacant site of Hoover Elementary School, at 2220 Summit Drive to help with growing enrollment. Since then, the district has held several community meetings to discuss what kind of school the campus should house — a traditional neighborhood school serving children in kindergarten through fifth grade, an immersion language school or a magnet school program focusing on a specific medium like math, science or performing arts. On Tuesday, the board unanimously decided Hoover would be a traditional school. Traditional was the preferred preference of other district principals. Hoover was built in the ’30s, closed in 1978 and sold 10 years later. In 1989, Shinnyo-En Buddhist Facility was granted a city permit but later moved out of Burlingame. It will need renovations before it can be an operating school again. Paying for the school renovation will most likely come in the form of a bond, which the district is expected to place on the November ballot.

Wife pleads not guilty to shooting husband
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT

A South San Francisco woman allegedly so drunk she didn’t remember shooting her common-law husband in the chest during an argument pleaded not guilty to assault and domestic violence charges. Karen Lizet Totua, 25, was given an April 19 trial date and also asked for release on her own recognizance. A judge denied the request but dropped bail from $200,000 to $150,000. Totua was originally arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder her husband after he told hospital employees he’d been wounded in a drive-by shooting. Prosecutors declined to file the charge, likely due to a lack of intent to

kill, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Instead, she is charged with assault with a firearm, domestic violence and brandishing a firearm. According to the District Attorney’s Office, Karen Totua Totua’s common-law husband came home just before 7 a.m. Feb. 4 after a long night of drinking. An argument ensued, Totua allegedly pulled a .22-caliber handgun and during a struggle shot the man in the upper left chest. She drove the man to the hospital where

both are alleged to have lied to police by telling them it was a drive-by shooting. Police determined the explanation was false, and that she, in fact, had shot him, according to South San Francisco police. Totua, who is also known as Karen Lizet Chinchilla, according to booking records, was so intoxicated she had no memory of the incident, according to prosecutors. The victim was treated and released from the hospital but the bullet is reportedly still lodged in his chest. Totua returns to court March 29 for a pretrial conference prior to jury trial next month.

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Brown seeks delay for tax vote
Norquist:Eager to debate gov. in open forum
By Juliet Williams
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Local brief
Bair Island Road reconstruction to begin April 1
The reconstruction of Bair Island Road from its intersection of East Bayshore Road to the first entrance of the California Marina subdivision will begin around April 1. The work will include new storm water, sewer, water and recycled water piping; new street and pedestrian lights; new curbs and gutters, sidewalks, a bicycle path, pavement, landscaping and irrigation. Construction is scheduled to last eight months. There will still be access to the properties at the eastern end of Bair Island Road, including the Fish and Wildlife property.

By Judy Lin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SACRAMENTO — California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring on Wednesday invited national anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown to debate the governor’s budget proposal during the party’s upcoming convention. Brown wants to Ron Nehring balance the state’s $26.6 billion deficit with $12.5 billion in spending cuts and a special election ballot measure that would ask voters to extend higher taxes on income, sales and vehicles. GOP lawmakers so far have refused to support his plan. Brown says many of them are beholden to the no-tax pledge they signed from Norquist’s Washington, D.C.-based group, Americans for Tax Reform. Nehring sent his invitation to the governor on Wednesday, noting that Brown enjoys a good debate and a challenge. “As governor we appreciate that you’ve regularly engaged Republican leaders — a phenomenon some of our Republican legislators are not used to from the governor’s office. In that spirit I hope you accept this offer,” Nehring wrote.

SACRAMENTO — On the eve of his self-imposed deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday asked lawmakers to delay planned votes on his budget proposal to give him more time to negotiate with reluctant Republicans. The delay, for an unspecified length of time, did not stop parent groups, teachers, law enforcement officials and other interests from lobbying lawmakers to call a special election to extend temporary tax increases. The Democratic governor said schools and public safety stand to benefit the most if voters support his request to extend higher sales, vehicle and income taxes for five years to raise $9.2 billion annually, as well as continue lower dependent tax credits. The taxes were enacted two years ago but are scheduled to expire this year. Brown needs a two-thirds vote in the Assembly and Senate to place the tax question before voters in a June special election, but so far Republican lawmak-

ers have refused to go along. He also has called for $12.5 billion in spending cuts. “Parents from across the state are all standing up together — in unity — in saying ‘We want the Jerry Brown right to vote in June,’” said Crystal Brown, a San Francisco mother of three who helped launch the “Let Us Vote” campaign, which has generated 30,000 parent letters to lawmakers. “We feel like our kids are caught in the crossfire. Certainly, if we don’t have the right to at least vote, then they have definitely lost.” Brown had set Thursday as the deadline for the Legislature to put the tax question before voters in a June election but asked for a delay Wednesday after engaging “in positive and productive budget discussions with legislators on both sides of the aisle,” said his spokesman, Gil Duran, Duran would not say how long a delay was needed.

California voters to have say on rainy day fund
California has a weak rainy day fund, but voters will get a chance to strengthen its requirements next year. In March 2004, voters approved thenGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to borrow $15 billion in bonds to deal with that year’s budget deficit. He paired the measure with a ban on future deficit borrowing and established a reserve under Proposition 58. Known as the Budget Stabilization Account, that rainy day fund never specified the size of the reserve or the conditions under which money would be placed into it.

Around the state
Pension fund: Reforms to costly
California’s second-largest public pension fund is firing back at a report by a state auditing agency that called for sweeping reforms, saying some of the proposals would invite lawsuits or drive costs even higher. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System laid out its criticisms in a letter sent Wednesday to the chairman of the Little Hoover Commission. The bipartisan watchdog panel called for freezing benefits for current workers and shifting workers to savings plans more like those used in the private sector.

Julia Patricia Wilson
Julia (“Julie”) Patricia Wilson 88, of Santa Rosa, California died at home with family present, February 26, 2011, after a long illness. Born July 22, 1922 in SF to John Isadore Steele and Margaret Elisabeth (Callan) Steele and raised in Daly City, CA. She graduated from San Francisco State College where she met and married Stanley, the love of her life, on September 6, 1943. He survives her at the family home. Julie is also survived by her sister April Barnett, of Carmel Valley, brother-in-law Arlin Wilson of Walnut Creek, sister-in-law Ramona Miller, of Tucson, her five children, Susan (& Stuart) Scott of Moscow ID, Kathy Wilson of Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Ellaine (& Robert) Herring of Richmond, VA, Maggie (& John) Reich of Port Orchard WA, and Ley Wilson of Thousand Oaks, CA. Julie also leaves her beloved 9 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Margie (Steele) Clatterbuck, and brother, Henry Albert Steele. Also preceding her were her grandson, Dorley Blue Drift, and great-granddaughter, Sierra Drift. Julie began teaching, a career she adored, in 1944, spending the majority of that time in Daly City, CA. Always an active volunteer, she belonged to: the Native Daughters of the Golden West & “Friends of the Library,” both in Daly City. Her work with the Mid-Peninsula Girl Scout Council in the 1960’s resulted in improvements to Junipero Serra Park in San Bruno. She also volunteered with fundraising activities for the St. Francis Center in Redwood City. A long-time member of the San Bruno Tennis Club, Julie enjoyed playing there and in Woodside after she and Stanley relocated in the mid ‘70’s. Gatherings of her cherished “Two by Fours” Square Dance Club continue to this day. Julie enjoyed backpacking, making several hikes through the high Sierras, including the entire John Muir Trail at the age of 69. Since moving to Oakmont, Santa Rosa, she cherished her cadre of Bridge Players, who gave her wonderful friendship and support Active in her Catholic Faith, Julia Patricia Wilson was unshakable in her faith. She was very proud to meet the Pope when he came to San Francisco. In addition to her relationship with God and nature, Julie received a tremendous amount of joy from her family. Her deep and passionate love of family, nature and God will forever be her legacy. Per her specific request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Cremation has taken place; with family distribution at a later time.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
• U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, announced the reintroduction of her bill to commemorate the Buffalo Soldiers, the nation’s first allAfrican American regiments. The Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act would authorize the National Park Service to study the role that African American regiments played in establishing the National Park System. The soldiers were stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco and headed south along El Camino Real through San Mateo County on their way to protect lands in what would later become Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.

Senate rejects House’s spending bill
WASHINGTON — The Democraticled Senate on Wednesday emphatically rejected a budget-slashing House spending bill as too draconian. It then immediately killed a rival Democratic plan that was derided by moderate Democrats as too timid in its drive to cut day-to-day agency budgets. The votes to scuttle the competing measures were designed, ironically, to prompt progress. The idea was to show tea party-backed GOP conservatives in the House that they need to pare back their budget-cutting ambitions while at the same time demonstrating to Democratic liberals that they need to budge, too. White House budget director Jacob Lew said the votes should turn a page and that talks between the administration and Republicans are likely to become more productive. The negotiators are unlikely to meet a March 18 deadline, which means another stopgap budget extension would be required to keep the

“We want to come to a reasonable outcome. ...We’ve made it clear that that’s not the end, that there are more savings.But we’ve also said that there’s a line beyond which we can’t go.”
— Jacob Lew,White House budget director

CITY GOVERNMENT
• The San Mateo City Council voted 3-2 Monday night not to move forward with amending the city’s leaf blower ordinance. Staff had sought direction on whether to amend the ordinance related to noise, enforcement and environmental issues. Councilman David Lim vowed to continue to pursue strengthening the ordinance despite Monday night’s vote, however.

EDUCATION
• Special meetings of the Burlingame and San Carlos elementary school districts were called to vote potentially layoff teachers. California requires districts to send out preliminary notices to teachers by March 15, many of which have already been approved. The number may be refined before final layoff notices are sent out May 15. Both districts called special meetings tonight to take the initial vote. In San Carlos, the district is contemplating losing three full-time equivalent positions including two middle school teachers, .20 FTE of a middle school computer elective position, .60 FTE of a middle school orchestra position and .20 FTE of a middle school math position, according to a staff report by Assistant Superintendent/CBO Kelly Price. The cuts would address a portion of the $1.35 million budget hole facing the district in the next fiscal year. In Burlingame, the district is looking at losing 13 FTEs including cuts to core classes, music, physical education, library and counselor services, said CBO Robert Clark. The San Carlos Elementary School District Board of Trustees meets 9 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at Central Middle School library, 828 Chestnut St. in San Carlos. The Burlingame Elementary School District Board of Trustees meets 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at the District Office, 1825 Trousdale Drive in Burlingame.

government from shutting down. “We want to come to a reasonable outcome,” Lew said in an interview. “We’ve made it clear that that’s not the end, that there are more savings. But we’ve also said that there’s a line beyond which we can’t go.” Top Senate Democrats visited with Obama on Wednesday afternoon to plot strategy. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a participant, declined to comment afterward, other than to say he recognizes his party will have to move in the GOP’s direction. One reason is that Democratic moderates are agitating for further cuts to spending. “I still think there are way too many

people in denial around here about the nature of the problem and how serious it is,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who contended that the Democratic plan didn’t go far enough. But she said the GOP measure cut too indiscriminately in its funding for infrastructure programs, education and research. The GOP plan mustered 44 aye votes; the Democratic measure received just 42 votes, with 10 party members and liberal independent Bernard Sanders in opposition. Moderates Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and McCaskill — each face potentially difficult re-election bids next year — were among those opposed to the Democratic version.

A fresh focus on Social Security in budget debate
By Stephen Ohlemacher
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — In the midst of the budget crisis, an old debate has broken out with new force: Should Social Security be seen as part of the deficit that Washington needs to rein in? The White House is balking at calls to tackle Social Security’s financial problems now, before baby boomers swamp the system. But the massive retirement program, like the rest of the government, is running a deficit and has become part of the argument on Capitol Hill. The elderly and disabled don’t need to

worry about losing their benefits or seeing them cut anytime soon. The Obama administration is correct in asserting that Social Security doesn’t face an immediate crisis. But the program’s red ink will only get worse the longer policymakers don’t act. While Congress has spent the past several weeks debating how much to cut government spending through September, a growing number of lawmakers say they also want to act on longterm concerns about benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “If you don’t think Social Security is

becoming unraveled as a safety net, you’re not listening,” says Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “This year it is paying more in benefits than it collects in taxes. Once it goes off this cliff, it goes fast.” House Republican leaders say their budget plan for next year will address entitlement programs, including Social Security. President Barack Obama kept the administration’s hands off the big benefit programs in his budget plan for next year, saying it will take time to create the political environment necessary for Democrats and Republicans to negotiate in good faith on such difficult longterm issues.

The Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Dave Pine for San Mateo County supervisor in the all vote-by-mail special election scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Pine is running against Richard Holober, Terry Nagel, Demetrios Nikas, Gina Papan and Michael Stogner for the District One seat vacated by Mark Church, now county chief elections officer and assessor-county clerk-recorder.

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Wisconsin curbs unions
Republicans bypass Democrats,cuts collective bargaining rights
By Scott Bauer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Around the nation
Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair

MADISON, Wis. — Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats. All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker’s so-called “budget repair bill” — a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall. The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday split from the legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which spends no money, and a special conference committee of state lawmakers approved the bill a short time later. The lone Democrat present on the conference committee, Rep. Peter Barca, shouted that the surprise meeting was a violation of the state’s open meetings law but Republicans voted over his objections. The Senate convened within minutes and passed the measure without discussion or debate. Before the sudden votes, Democratic Sen. Bob Jauch said if Republicans “chose to ram this bill through in this fashion, it will be to their political peril. They’re changing the

ATLANTA — Newt Gingrich says his passion for his country contributed to his marital infidelity. In an interview posted Wednesday by The Christian Broadcasting Network, Gingrich — who recently converted to Catholicism — said he had sought God’s forgiveness for mistakes in his past. “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard Newt Gingrich and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” Gingrich said. “What I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn’t trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them,” he said. “I found that I felt compelled to seek God’s forgiveness. Not God’s understanding, but God’s forgiveness.” Gingrich went on to say that he and his third wife, Callista, now have a great marriage. REUTERS

A man marches with a ‘don't tread on me’flag outside the Wisconsin State Capitol building.
rules. They will inflame a very frustrated public.” Walker said after the votes that Senate Democrats had plenty of opportunities to come home. “I applaud the Legislature’s action today to stand up to the status quo and take a step in the right direction to balance the budget and reform government,” the governor said in a statement. Walker’s proposal has touched off a national debate over union rights and prompted tens of thousands of demonstrators to converge on Wisconsin’s capital for weeks of protests.

Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks to cancel retrial
CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a judge Wednesday to cancel his upcoming retrial on political corruption charges and promptly sentence him on the sole conviction from the first trial, saying money woes prevent him from mounting an ample defense. Legal observers called the request a long shot at Rod best, saying the governBlagojevich ment has no reason to agree to such a move. A defense motion filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago insists that Blagojevich isn’t conceding any guilt, including on the conviction of lying to the FBI. That’s the lone count jurors agreed on last year at his otherwise deadlocked trial. The motion says the impeached governor, whose legal bills are supposed to be paid by the government, wants to forgo a retrial on the grounds that none of his lawyers have been paid for months of pretrial preparations.

NPR CEO resigns after VP criticizes tea party
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WASHINGTON — NPR’s president and CEO resigned Wednesday in an effort to limit the damage from hidden camera footage of a fellow executive deriding the tea party movement as “seriously racist.” Conservatives called the video proof that the network is biased and undeserving of federal funds. NPR’s board had pushed for the resignation of Vivian Schiller, whom conservatives also criticized in October for firing analyst Juan Williams over comments he made about Muslims. She was not in the video, which was posted Tuesday by a conservative activist, but

she told the Associated Press that staying on would only hurt NPR’s fight for federal money. “We took a reputational hit around the Juan Williams incident, and this was another blow to NPR’s reputation. There’s no question,” she Vivian Schiller said. The timing of the video was exceptionally bad from NPR’s perspective, with Republicans in the new House majority looking to cut all federal funding of public radio and television. Public broadcasting offi-

cials say that would force some stations to fold. The video showed two conservative activists posing as members of a fake Muslim group at a lunch meeting with NPR’s top fundraiser, Ron Schiller, who is not related to Vivian Schiller and who also resigned. The men offered NPR a $5 million donation and engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about tea party Republicans, pro-Israel bias in the media and anti-intellectualism. “The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It’s been hijacked by this group that is ... not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic,” Ron Schiller said in the video, referring to the tea party movement.

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LOCAL

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Reporters’ notebook
Man shot dead
An early-morning shooting at a Redwood City apartment complex the week of March 11, 2006 left one man dead and put a woman in the hospital with several gunshot wounds. Alejandro Vargas, 28, was discovered dead in the carport area of the building on the 3200 block of Rolison Road near southbound Highway 101. Police originally said he was shot once in the head, but it was later reported he was shot three times and that the shooters discharged approximately 50 rounds. Vargas, the shot woman and her boyfriend were reportedly sitting in Vargas’ car drinking Tecate beer when the shooting began. Police do not believe the shooting was gang-related. he new construction at the Burlingame Safeway site is making progress. To pour and finish an excess of 400 cubic yards of concrete, the general contractor for the Safeway project, W. L. Butler Construction, Inc., has requested and the city has approved an extension of the hours of construction for two days in March. The first day will be Monday, March 7. The second day, depending on weather conditions, will be Friday, March 11. On both days, the work will begin at the normal start time of 7 a.m., but extended hours have been granted to 11 p.m. *** Dusty the cat, made famous late last month for his exploits in his San Mateo neighborhood which included stealing small items from nearby residents, was named the grand marshall of the Redwood City pet parade. Dusty has made recent rounds on the talk-show circuit, including an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Redwood City pet parade is May 21. *** The wet weather may be lingering, but there are signs spring is in the air. Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend, the first day of spring is March 20 and asparagus is making its way to local farmers’ markets. The San Mateo Farmers’ Market at the College of San Mateo 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature the “food of kings,” along with other farmers’ markets in the area. *** Congratulations to College of San Mateo journalism students honored Saturday by the California College Media Association with a trio of awards for their coverage of last year’s San Bruno fire, a fatal East Palo Alto plane crash and a First Amendment controversy on their campus. The California College Media Association, which serves four-year colleges and universities, began allowing two-year community college journalists to compete against its members in 2010. The CSM students captured the first place awards for Best Special

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Fleming shines with silver
Olympic silver medalist Valerie Fleming rolled into town the week of March 11, 2006 to pick up a resolution of appreciation from the Foster City Council and to visit Mike Lewis, javelin coach at the College of San Mateo. Fleming, a 1994 Hillsdale High School graduate, placed silver in the two-man bobsled event in the Turin Olympics. She came to CSM to improve her javelin throwing, a sport she picked up while attending school at UC Santa Barbara. Though Fleming said the attention took her by surprise, she understands it comes with the territory and is happy when children want to meet her.

Track barred from lawsuit
The Bay Meadows Land did not belong in a lawsuit between the city and county of San Mateo and a grassroots group of residents seeking to save the race track from the wrecking ball, Superior Court Judge Mark Forcum ruled the week of March 11, 2006. The land company wanted in on the lawsuit so it could protect its interests but the matter in dispute was centered on what signatures on a petition were deemed by the county to be invalid. The petition sought to place an initiative on the ballot to overturn the San Mateo City Council’s decision to allow the race track to be redeveloped into housing, retail and office buildings.
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Section for coverage last September of the San Bruno fire. The winning team’s students included Margaret Baum, Roger Boucher, Raymond Cheung, Alex Farr, Jeffrey Gonzalez, Tyler Huffman, Bruno Manrique, Jason Pun and Sylvia Vasquez. Students Farr and Manrique also collected first place honors in the Best Breaking News Story category for coverage in February 2010 of a plane that crashed into an East Palo Alto home, killing all three on board. The residence was home to a CSM student. Former CSM student Baum, now a journalism major at San Jose State University, received third place in the Best Editorial category for her writing about a longtime First Amendment controversy involving the administration and campus press. *** Bringing in revenue for Burlingame is easy. During a study session last week, Vice Mayor Jerry Deal asked if the staff had considered lottery tickets. There’s little investment cost for a possible large return, he joked. No word yet if the city will use set numbers — birth date of the city, number of trees on El Camino Real, cost of tunneling high-speed rail — or random picks. *** A Burlingame teen won a $10,000 scholarship thanks to the support of many, including Daily Journal readers. Burlingame High School senior Andre Clemente was one of six students nationwide competing for a $25,000 scholarship for Universal Technical Institute, a nationwide provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive and marine technicians. He needed the most votes to get the prize. When the story ran March 1, Andre had about 280 votes. When voting finished Friday, he had nearly 2,000 more. The community boost means a $10,000 scholarship and a second place finish for the 18-year-old. “I’m very happy with second,” he said. Thanks for the support! ***

Our apologies. Last week in Reporters’ Notebook, we reported Menlo Park native Cheryl Burke, who has been a staple as a professional dancer on “Dancing With the Stars,” was not on the Season 12 roster. Burke will be dancing this season with wrestler Chris Jericho. The show debuts Monday, March 21 on ABC. *** If you don’t know San Mateo resident Sharon Wong, you should get to know her and try to get an invite to her place for dinner. Wong recently won the chicken category in a national recipe contest sponsored by Dream Dinners for her recipe of chicken with balsamic fig sauce. Dream Dinners, a nationwide meal assembly service, will feature Wong’s recipe throughout the month. *** Capuchino alum and redshirt player for Skyline’s baseball team, Chris Ramirez, returned to spring training this year. Last year Ramirez, now 18, had the chance to work out with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Arizona playing along with the rest of the team during a tryout through a wish granted by the Greater Bay Area Make-AWish Foundation. Ramirez was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After treatment, he’s now in remission. This month, Ramirez and his sister saw the Dodgers play in Arizona again. *** At a recent San Carlos City Council meeting, former police chief Greg Rothaus said the department — now part of the Sheriff’s Office — sent out surveys to gauge customer satisfaction since the shift. Surveys were sent to people who had contact with the department but not those arrested. We know what they will say, Rothaus joked.

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Republicans right for sticking to demands on budget
— Los Angeles Daily News

Pet frustration

he clock is ticking on Gov. Jerry Brown. He’ll probably blow his self-imposed deadline Thursday to reach a budget compromise with the Legislature, but he will still have a few days before a real deadline to get the four Republican votes needed to hold a June special election to extend tax increases for five years. Those crucial Republicans have Brown over a barrel and they’re not giving up their demands easily. Good for them. The five Republican senators who are negotiating with Brown deserve credit. First, they’ve bucked the anti-tax groups who want to punish legislators for even discussing putting tax extensions before the voters. That kind of obstructionism will only paralyze California and drag the state deeper into its financial morass.

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Second, the senators appear to have put forward a slate of valuable government reforms. Those include changes to public employee pensions, enacting a state spending cap, reforming the tax code and easing regulations on business. They also want to reform, but keep redevelopment agencies and enterprise zones — which Brown has proposed eliminating to save money. The GOP senators have presented a slate of reasonable and smart reforms, with the exception of preserving redevelopment agencies and enterprise zones - which are questionable at best, taxpayer boondoggles at worst. Of course, the devil is in the details on all of these proposals. But, in concept, the Republican senators are wisely using these negotiations to push long overdue fiscal and

governmental reform that usually can’t be achieved in a democrat-controlled legislature. The five Republican senators wheeling and dealing with Brown declared an impasse on Monday — though they signaled in their letter to the governor that they remain open to making a deal. They are wise to hold out for real business regulation and pension reform, especially if their votes will ultimately ease the way to higher taxes. Negotiations of this magnitude are never easy and rarely without an element of theater. We hope this impasse is simply ratcheting up the pressure on the governor and his fellow democrats to make the necessary concessions. Californians deserve the opportunity to vote for a budget solution. And any solution should include real budget, business regulation and public employee pension reform.

Time for a deal on special election
— San Diego Union-Tribune

ov. Jerry Brown and Republican lawmakers have spent recent days blaming each other for the impasse on a June special election. Still, a look past the headlines suggests a deal could be struck with a little give on each side. Brown wants, or says he wants, the special election to be solely about extending temporary tax cuts approved in 2009. Five GOP state senators have indicated they are

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willing to go along with voting on taxes — but only if Brown also supports ballot measures or policy changes related to reduced pension benefits for public employees, a hard state spending cap, an easing of business regulations, outsourcing of state government services and tax code reforms. Brown spokesman Gil Duran derides this as a “Republican laundry list” of proposals. However, he also suggests the GOP is about

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Top officials should set example
Editor, I propose that all elected and appointed officials, including their families and staffs who are on the government’s payroll in all the branches of government, both on the national and state level, volunteer to forego their paychecks, including lobby profits, health and medical, travel and entertainment benefits and other allotted governmental sourced revenues for a period of one year. This would include the president, his Cabinet, governors and their state elected officials, Supreme Court justices, federal and state court judges, senators, congressmen and women and executive members of the Pentagon and all of their staffs. This substantial saving would illustrate that spending cuts begin at the top and our wise leaders could clearly define their campaign against government overspending with these heroic examples of self-sacrifice for all Americans to witness and perhaps be inspired by this mass display of patriotism. Then let’s everybody tighten our belts of red, white and blue imitating our elected leader’s stout examples.

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Jackie (stealth) Speier
Editor, The federal government spends an incredible $4 billion more than it takes in each and every day. The United States depends more on foreign oil now than it did in the 1970s. Each of these situations has a huge,

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ome California pet owners want legislators to help them ferret out an answer to their dilemma — literally. Seems while the world was busy worrying about prowling mountain lions and growling pit bulls, there is another critter out there so dangerous it is illegal to own one in the Golden State. That’s right, ferrets. In fact, ferrets are so feared in California there is no 10-day waiting period, no licensing and card to provide medicinal use, no age requirements. Instead, they are just prohibited, period. California is the only state in the nation still outlawing the domesticated animals as pets and ferret lovers say they’ve had enough. In a ramped-up campaign, they are asking state lawmakers to let love trump worry and overturn a ban that has stood for more than 80 years. But don’t think a pesky law can stand in to blow a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to the way of a human and their ferret. Those achieve significant reform” — a broad hint who can’t just make do with a traditional cat that the governor would be willing to or dog drive to Nevada or other states and accept one or perhaps two of the proposals illicitly sneak the ferrets back home. for voter consideration. We think In fact, some surveys say the state has the Republican lawmakers should take this deal largest ferret population out there even if it and seek a ballot measure that would can’t reap the benefits of that sales tax. sharply reduce long-term state and local So why not let ferrets join the ranks of pension costs. marijuana and occasionally prostitution (OK, Brown won election in a landslide four maybe not in this state)? Legalize it, regulate months ago. He deserves a chance to see if it, tax it and get on with life. voters back his budget fix — especially if Personally, I don’t get the ferret thing. he gives GOP lawmakers a chance to have They seem weird and smelly and resemble voters weigh in on their fix, too. my puppy Ollie’s favorite stuffing-free chew toy. This is not the type of lanky creature I want to haul out for a romp in the park or plop at my feet on the couch. But I do understand longing for something you can’t have. In the years before caving to dog ownership, and before my recent discovery of the pint-sized cuteness known as a teacup pig, there was a longing for a hedgenegative impact on every resident of San hog. Small, adorable and tending to roll in a Mateo County. ball and bounce — who wouldn’t want one What is our representative, Ms. Jackie of those? Speier, doing to remedy these problems? Obviously, California’s fish and game What has she done in her years in Congress folks, that’s who. Like ferrets, hedgehogs are to increase our own domestic energy proalso about as desired by California authoriduction? The United States imports more ties as an illegal alien in Arizona. than 51 percent of its oil from foreign But the uncaged rage now is not over sources, according to the U.S. Department hedgehogs, but ferrets (even if the latter didof Energy, more than it did during the great n’t inspire a video game doppelganger like gas shortage of the 1970s. She may talk the former). about the “next generation of green enerOpponents paint ferrets as evil rodents just gy,” but what about the present generation? waiting to invade and conquer the natives, How is she helping reduce the deficit, other sort of like Gadhafi in a fur coat. They have than creating a citizen board to help spend been known to chomp off the little fingers of earmark money? I'll be thinking of U.S. curious children and at least one state Rep. Jackie (stealth) Speier as I am spendbanned their presence in homes with younging the big bucks filling up the gas tank. sters after a ferret chewed on the face of a baby in its crib. Ethan E. Jones Sounds warm and cuddly, doesn’t it? Then again, pit bulls and other dog breeds San Bruno aren’t immune to ripping apart the kiddos and they remain legal. Even a yappy Chihuahua can terrorize a neighborhood. But OUR MISSION: It is the mission of the Daily Journal to be the most really, how can a 100-pound plus canine be accurate, fair and relevant local news source for those legal while a scrap of fur with beady eyes who live, work or play on the MidPeninsula. and a tendency to attract the hemp jewelry By combining local news and sports coverage, analysis and insight with the latest business, lifestyle, state, set be a danger to society? What about national and world news, we seek to provide our readers snakes? Or large lizards? 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Dow 12,213.09 -1.29 Nasdaq 2,751.72 -14.05 S&P 500 1,320.02 -1.80

10-Yr Bond 3.4690% -0.0750 Oil (per barrel) 104.29 Gold 1,429.30

Stocks edge lower
By Matthew Craft and David K. Randall
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Wall Street
since mid-February, when the Libyan uprising started. Libya accounts for only 2 percent of global oil output. But the worry is that uprisings that have toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt will spread to larger oil producing countries like Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter. IBM Corp. gained 2.2 percent after analysts at Deutsche Bank and other brokerages raised their forecasts for the company’s stock price. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. jumped 10.5 percent. The department store chain said its profit climbed six percent as sales open at least a year improved. Texas Instruments Inc. dropped 3.1 percent. After the market closed Tuesday, the company narrowed its sales and profit estimates for the current quarter. Demand for chips for televisions and personal computers remained weak. Declining stocks narrowly outpaced rising ones on the New York Stock Exchange. Consolidated volume was 3.7 billion.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Dynegy Inc., down 17 cents at $5.62 The power company said it may have to seek bankruptcy protection if it can’t meet certain earnings requirements by its creditors this year. American Eagle Outfitters Inc., up 76 cents at $15.56 The teen retailer’s net income rose 47 percent in its most recent quarter, and the CEO announced plans to retire amid takeover rumors. Boston Beer Co.Inc., down $4.07 at $89.94 The brewer of Samuel Adams beer posted quarterly results that missed expectations,and said its investments may slow earnings growth in 2011. Tyson Foods Inc., up 81 cents at $19.61 A Deutsche Bank analyst raised her rating and price target on the meat producer’s shares because of improving sales and cost cuts. Visteon Corp., down $6.81 at $66.89 The auto parts maker, a former unit of Ford Motor Co., posted a profit in its first quarter after emerging from bankruptcy protection. NASDAQ Catalyst Health Solutions Inc., up $8.27 at $52.80 Catalyst is buying Walgreen’s pharmacy benefits management business for $525 million, more than doubling the company’s size.

NEW YORK — The two-year anniversary of the fastest bull market since the 1950s ended on a down note. Stocks dipped Wednesday as crude oil prices hovered near $104 a barrel, continuing a three-week run of high prices that economists say could slow the economic recovery. Stocks hit 12-year lows on March 9, 2009, dragged down by the financial crisis. The S&P 500 index, the benchmark for most U.S. mutual funds, has had a total return of 102 percent since then, including dividends. It was the best twoyear period for the index since 1955, according to Standard & Poor’s. The S&P index lost 1.80 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,320.02. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 1.29, or less than 0.1 percent, to 12,213.09. The Nasdaq composite fell 14.05, or 0.5 percent, to 2,751.72. The conflict in Libya has raised concerns about a drop in oil production, causing a surge in crude prices. Oil prices have jumped about $20 per barrel

Mortgage applications spike;home sales weak
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WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for a mortgage jumped last week. But analysts cautioned that the increase was likely driven by investors, not first-time homebuyers who are needed to help housing markets recover. The Mortgage Bankers Association says its overall mortgage application index rose 16.1 percent from the previous week, the biggest jump since June. But the index is still far off where it was last spring and summer following four straight months of declines. The refinance index rose 17.2 percent and the purchase index increased 12.5 percent, to the highest level so far this

year. The refinance share of activity increased to 65.5 percent of all applications from 64.9 percent the previous week. Mortgage rates have been at their lowest levels in decades, but that hasn’t helped home sales much. Mortgage applications will likely fall for the next few months because homeowners with a mortgage are unable to trade up and cash buyers and investors, lured by low prices and rising rents, represent the bulk of sales, said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist with Capital Economics. Sales of previously occupied homes rose slightly in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million, up

2.7 percent from December. But the pace is far below the 6 million homes a year that many economists say represents a healthy market. The number of first-time homebuyers in January fell to 29 percent of the market, the lowest percentage in nearly two years. Foreclosures represented 37 percent of sales in that same month and all-cash transactions accounted for 32 percent of sales — twice the rate from two years ago, when the National Association of Realtors began tracking these deals on a monthly basis. Sales of new homes also fell in January, following the worst year for that sector on records dating back nearly half a century. New-home sales dropped to a seasonally adjusted rate of 284,000.

Business briefs
Fluidigm pares 4Q loss as revenue rises
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Fluidigm Corp. on Wednesday reported a smaller loss in its final quarter before it conducted its initial public offering. The company makes equipment to control fluids in small volumes for applications such as genetic analysis. It completed its IPO in February, raising $80.3 million. Its shares began trading at $13.50 each and closed at $14.44 on Tuesday. Fluidigm reported a net loss of $3.1 million, or $1.59 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. A year ago, it lost $3.4 million, or $1.86 per share. Excluding one-time items like stock based compensation costs, changes in the fair value of convertible preferred stock warrants, interest costs, and depreciation and amortization, Fluidigm said it lost $1.2 million, or 63 cents per share, in its latest quarter. Revenue climbed to $10.4 million from $7.6 million. Revenue from instrument sales rose 39 percent, to $6.7 million from $4.8 million. Consumables revenue edged up to $2.9 million from $2.4 million. Revenue from grants and other sources rose to $776,000 from $393,000. For the full year, Fluidigm reported a net loss of $16.9 million, or $8.94 per share, versus a net loss of $19.1 million, or $11.02 per share, in 2009. Its revenue grew 32 percent to $33.6 million from $25.4 million.

Sony adds extra features to iTunes movies
LOS ANGELES — Some of Sony Corp.’s movies sold through Apple Inc.’s iTunes store are now available with extra features that enable people to search scenes for actors and bits of dialogue by typing terms into a computer. Other features allow viewers to choose clips to share on Facebook and Twitter and check where songs from a soundtrack appear. A link to the iTunes store makes music purchases easy. All three features are available now on “Burlesque” and “The Others Guys.” The non-music features are available on “Salt” and “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and will be available on “The Tourist,” when it is released March 22.

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NCAA’s selection committee ready to do dirty work
By Michael Marot
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“This committee is very close,very cohesive and we’re supported very well by the NCAA staff.I’m ready to roll.”
— Gene Smith,NCAA selection committee chairman

INDIANAPOLIS — NCAA selection committee chairman Gene Smith hopes he’s seen the last of this week’s complications. The Ohio State athletic director is already dealing with a scandal in his own football program and a delayed arrival in Indianapolis. Two committee members are also dealing with what Smith calls “significant” personal issues he didn’t specify and Wednesday’s

news conference had technical difficulties. And Smith’s committee hasn’t even gotten to the hard part yet — selecting the first 68team field in NCAA tournament history. “This committee is very close, very cohesive and we’re supported very well by the NCAA staff,” Smith said. “I’m ready to roll.”

This will not be just another typical selection weekend for Smith and the other nine committee members. They’ll spend the next five days holed up in an Indianapolis hotel trying to find the 37 best at-large teams — three more than previous years — and then seed all 68 properly.

Nobody’s perfect, and it’s never easy, but this year’s selection process could be more challenging and face more scrutiny. Why? The new format has created added some different debates to the regular mix of who is in and who is out. Some believe the Big East should get a record 11 bids, raising concerns about whether the expanded field has simply become a way to get more teams from the six

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A tie in baseball?
Scotts Valley and Aragon halt game deadlocked at 4
By Julio Lara
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Skating into the sunset
n era is coming to an end in Redwood City as the iconic Skateworks skateboard shop shuts it doors at the end of the month. Opened in 1995 by Jason Strubing, Skateworks catered to and became the hub of the skating scene on the Peninsula. The Redwood City store was one of five Skateworks stores throughout the Bay Area, but after the Redwood City shop closes, Strubing will be left with just the original Santa Cruz location. “It’s disappointing because being here 16 years is enough time to develop an identity in the community,” said Strubing, 39. “I feel we’ve really helped the community. To walk away and leave a void is sad.” Strubing said the weak economy, coupled with the continued rise of the Internet, has put the brick-and-mortar skate shop on thin ice. Everyone is looking to save a buck and they can find it cheaper online. Strubing said it’s not uncommon to see people come in to try on clothing, shoes or what have you, and then go home and buy the same product online. “This last holiday season, we kind of saw the culmination of the demise of the brickand-mortar stores,” Strubing said. “We saw it coming. Decembers have been getting weaker and weaker. This last season was really awful. It’s the one month a year the end user is not buying the equipment.” Strubing explained that the holiday season

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Depending on the kind of person you are, Aragon’s 4-4 tie against Scotts Valley Wednesday afternoon can be viewed in one of two ways. On the one hand, the Dons battled back from a four-run deficit to tie things up against a good Falcons team, showing lots of heart and the ability to pounce on an opportunity along the way. But on the other hand, you can say that Aragon had a chance to win and didn’t execute — with the bases loaded and no one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Dons failed to plate a run, whiffing on a suicide squeeze and striking out on back-to-back atbats to end the game. Aragon manager Lenny Souza chooses to be the first of the two. “(There is) so much positive to take away from this game,” Souza said. “I mean, they’re thinking about the fact that they tied and they didn’t win, and that’s how you want your team to feel. But we learned a lot from what happened today.” Learning is all you can really ask from your team in pre-season baseball and the Dons can pick up plenty of positives from yesterday’s tie. For one, they out-hit the Falcons 8-4 — this after Scotts Valley starting pitcher Trevor Arriola all but shut down the Dons in the game’s first four innings. Aragon started Trevor McNeil matched Arriola in the first three innings, but he struggled with his control at times. Actually, the entire Aragon staff did, surrendering 12 walks in the game. Still, McNeil buckled down and

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Aragon’s Davarian Redd dives safely back to first base on a pickoff attempt during the Dons’ 4-4 tie with visiting Scotts Valley Wednesday afternoon.

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Warriors can’t solve short-handed Nets
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Nets 94, Warriors 90
Humphries chipped in with 11. David Lee had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors. Monta Ellis scored 16 points on 7-for-22 shooting, Stephen Curry finished with 15 and Reggie Williams scored 10 off the bench. Deron Williams missed the game to be with his wife

NEWARK, N.J. — Brook Lopez had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and made two clinching free throws with 3.3 seconds left as the New Jersey Nets beat the Golden State Warriors 94-90 on Wednesday night for their first three-game winning streak in two years. Anthony Morrow added 22 points for the Nets, who were without All-Star point guard Deron Williams. Sasha Vujacic, who entered the game averaging 8.9 points on 39.7 percent shooting, was 7 of 16 from the field for 16 points, and Kris

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in Dallas for the birth of the couple's fourth child. It was the Nets' first game since they swept a pair from Toronto in London, the NBA's first regular-season games in Europe. New Jersey had a 51-49 halftime lead on the strength of an 18-6 run to end the first quarter. The Warriors outscored the Nets 28-23 in the third period, highlighted by a breakaway dunk by Ellis, Lee's two-handed dunk and a buzzer-beating floater in the lane by Ellis. Humphries and Lopez combined for what may have been the game-deciding defensive sequence late in the fourth quarter. Lopez blocked Curry's

layup attempt and Humphries swatted Ekpe Udoh's dunk attempt. Golden State was called for a shot clock violation on the subsequent possession. Still, the Warriors only trailed by two when Ellis pulled up from the foul line with 3 seconds remaining. His shot was short and Lopez grabbed the rebound before being fouled by the Warriors' starting shooting guard. Notes: Jordan Farmar started in place of Deron Williams. New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck, reality star Kim Kardashian and professional wrestler Mick Foley were in attendance.

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NFL,union wrangle publicly on CBA
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WASHINGTON — The NFL's willingness to reduce the amount of extra money owners want up front — from $1 billion to $800 million — isn't enough to produce a new labor deal, the head of the players' union said Wednesday, insisting that the league hasn't offered to turn over enough financial data. Both sides spoke much more openly about money matters Wednesday than they have since they entered mediation Feb. 18. With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire Friday, they clearly are far apart on how to divide more than $9 billion in annual revenues. On his way into the 14th session at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, NFL lead negotiator Jeff Pash said the issue of financial transparency — a key

sticking point — “really should be behind us.” “We've made more information available in the course of this negotiation than has ever been made available in decades of collective bargaining with the NFLPA,” Pash said. “Far more information. And we've offered to make even more information (available), including information that we do not disclose to our own clubs.” But when NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith left for the day after about eight hours of talks, he called the data the NFL offered to provide “utterly meaningless.” It was rejected, the union said, because it didn't include material requested nearly two years ago by Smith in a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Has it gotten everything it wants? Evidently not. Have we

offered to provide more? Absolutely,” Pash said Wednesday evening. “And is it a subject that we're prepared to discuss? Absolutely.” Under the old CBA, owners received an immediate $1 billion for operating expenses before splitting remaining revenues with players; at the outset of negotiations, the NFL sought an additional $1 billion off the top. “Just to be absolutely clear, the information that was offered wasn't what we asked for,” Smith said, “and, according to our investment bankers and advisers, they told us that information would be utterly meaningless in determining whether to write an $800 million check to the National Football League” in each year of a new CBA. “We have requested access to fully audited financial statements since May 2009,” Smith said. “We

believe that is the appropriate information to analyze the league's request to write a multibillion check to the owners.” In a letter dated May 18, 2009 — a copy of which was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press — Smith asked Goodell to “provide audited financial statements concerning the operations of the 32 clubs and the league.” Smith attached a list of 10 categories of information he sought, including: • total operating income; • total operating expenses, such as player costs, team expenses, sales and marketing expenses, game expenses, salaries/payments to owners; • profit from operations; • net income; • cash and investment assets. In the letter, Smith noted the owners' push to expand the regular sea-

son from 16 games to 18 as one reason “this information is critical in understanding the fair 'cost/compensation’ model for players and teams.”

In Minneapolis, meanwhile, the NFLPA asked the federal judge, who ruled in its favor in a case involving TV contracts, to release information that the NFL wants kept confidential. U.S. District Court judge David Doty sided with the players last week, saying the league illegally set up $4 billion in payments from networks — money the union argued was collected to fund a lockout. Wednesday's move seemed to be reminder to the league of two important points — the possibility of legal action if no new CBA is reached, and the union's insistence on transparency.

Zito sharp in win ‘King’Feliz shines; A’s lose
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barry Zito had most of his pitches working against the Chicago White Sox. Zito allowed just two base runners with a hit and a walk over five shutout innings and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday. “Fastball, change up for the most part,” Zito said. “I felt significantly better than I've felt on the mound during spring training. Things were just smooth. When things are quiet and moving slowly, that's where success lies.” Zito had such an efficient day that he didn't reach his pitch limit in the game. He finished with 10 more pitches in the bullpen. “He's a pro. He's handled everything so well, including the postseason thing and the stuff that's been said,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Zito, who was left off the postseason roster for the Giants last season. “He comes out here and he gives it all he's got. That's all you can ask of a player.” Zito outperformed Jake Peavy of the White Sox, who allowed one run — an Aubrey Huff solo home run — and one hit in 3 2/3 innings. Peavy is coming back from shoulder surgery in July that ended his season.

“It wasn't as free and easy as the other day,” Peavy said of his start, his second of spring training. “My body did all we asked it to do. I wasn't very sharp, but I had pretty decent stuff. A good step in the right direction, obviously another hurdle cleared and moving on Barry Zito toward (my) ultimate goal, and that's to break camp with the team.” Peavy said he plans to start every five days throughout the spring. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski said Peavy was only supposed to go three innings but that his slider was “as good as I've seen in the last two years.” The Giants fielded a lineup that could closely resemble their opening day group at the end of this month, with the exception of ninth-place hitter Mark DeRosa, who was the designated hitter Wednesday. Huff drove in two runs and San Francisco scored three in the sixth inning on RBIs from Andres Torres, Huff and Buster Posey off Chicago reliever Jeff Gray. Giants closer Brian Wilson worked out of a jam in his inning of work. He gave up two hits and a walk and struck out two.

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Texas Rangers keep stretching out Neftali Feliz, just in case. The AL Rookie of the Year struck out four in three scoreless innings Wednesday as the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2. Feliz posted 40 saves last year, then came to camp trying to win a spot in the Texas rotation. Earlier this week, he said he’d prefer to stay in his closer role. “Your heart’s got to be in what you’re going to do,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “If your heart isn’t in it, we’ll have to make that decision down the line.” Feliz took over in the sixth inning and allowed one hit and walked two. He threw 53 pitches, 30 for strikes, and showed off a sharp slider to add to his curveball and 100-plus MPH fastball. Feliz was a lifelong starter until his move to the bullpen as a late-season callup to the bullpen in 2009. No matter what his role, pitching coach Mike Maddux said the extended repertoire can only be of benefit. “When you always have the almighty equalizer in your back pocket, you can use your other stuff and protect it,” Maddux said. Feliz started to tire in eighth, walking the first two hitters he faced. But he finished in impressive fashion, striking out Josh Horton and Jai

Miller to close out his day. “One of the things he showed last year,” Maddux said, “is he may be a youngster but he’s a man.” Maddux has asked somewhat rhetorically whether it’s better to have such an effective pitcher for 70 innings or 200-plus. At the same time, he conceded Wednesday that “you’re only as good as your bullpen.” “It all sounds great right now but come the regular season and we’ve got a lead after 8, then let’s go win it. He doesn’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to be perfect as a closer. You just have to be pretty good and you’ll have the advantage,” he said. As Feliz and the Rangers mull his ultimate fate, one of his would-be competitors for a spot in the rotation, Derek Holland, posted a stellar outing in his second start. The left-hander gave up two hits and faced only one hitter over the minimum in his threeinning stint, striking out four. “I need to show that I belong in that rotation,” Holland said. "I don’t want anything else. I’m trying to get that starting rotation spot. I need to make a couple of statements and today was one.” Oakland starter Dallas Braden allowed four runs and four hits before recording his first out, though he settled down in the final two innings to finish with five runs, three earned.

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Princeton,Harvard focused on each other
By Jimmy Golen
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Harvard basketball players scattered to the various libraries and other quiet spots on campus to study for midterms after watching Princeton win its regular-season finale and force a tiebreaker for the Ivy League’s automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. For the Crimson, there was still plenty of work to do. Harvard has already locked up a share of its first Ivy title ever, but to reach the NCAAs for the first time since 1946 it will have to beat co-champion Princeton in a tiebreaker at Yale on Saturday night. “It wouldn’t be right if it didn’t come down to something like this,” coach Tommy Amaker said after the Crimson’s practice on Wednesday. “We’ve had two really good games against them. To be in a playoff at the end is very exciting for out team.”

“It wouldn’t be right if it didn’t come down to something like this.We’ve had two really good games against them. To be in a playoff at the end is very exciting for out team.”
Tommy Amaker,Harvard coach

Harvard (23-5, 12-2 Ivy) beat Princeton 7967 last weekend to clinch at least a share of the Ivy championship, but the Tigers (24-6, 12-2) had one game left; they beat Penn 70-58 on Tuesday night to force the tie. “We expected them to win,” Harvard forward Keith Wright said. “It would be awesome if we get it done. But it’s going to take the same effort as Saturday, times five.” The Ivy League is the only Division I conference that does not have a postseason tournament. So, while Harvard and Princeton are officially co-champions, the tiebreaker is necessary to determine who gets the NCAA berth. Harvard and Princeton split their regularrelated issue after scoring the winning basket in the team’s regular-season finale last week to seal a perfect pre-tournament record. Leonard’s death and his teammate’s tournament run have gripped the community and led to Fennville’s first two games being moved to Hope College’ DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland to accommodate large crowds. Fennville coach Ryan Klingler said he knows Leonard’s spirit is with the team. Xavier Grigg replaced Leonard in the starting lineup and made four 3-pointers in Wednesday’s victory, scoring a game-high 25 points. Fennville (22-0) also got 13 points from Pete Alfaro and 10 each from Reid Sexton and DeMarcus McGee. Bangor (14-7) was led by Jimal Valentine, his team’s only player in douwe’re very confident that the 35th, 36th, 37th slots that the at-large teams going to Dayton will be excited to go,” he said. “Every single year we evaluate what we did the previous year. Anything that we feel we need to modify based on that experience we’ll modify.” Smith is getting pretty good at adapting on the fly. On Tuesday night, he attended a hastily called news conference to announce Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel had been suspended for two games and fined $250,000 for violating NCAA rules. Tressel, school officials said, waited more than nine months before notifying school compliance officials about his players’ involvement in selling signed memorabilia in exchange for money and tattoos. After that news conference, Smith drove

season meetings — the Tigers won at home 65-61 on Feb. 4 — and each team finished unbeaten at home this year. “It will be our third time playing them. We know each other’s tendencies pretty well, and who the key players are,” said Harvard forward Kyle Casey, who had a season-high 24 points on Saturday. “I guess you could kind of look at this as a grudge match — winner take all.” Harvard was the last school that had never won an Ivy title. Princeton has won 26, including this one, but it was the first for coach Sydney Johnson, a 1997 graduate who played on two of those champion teams and took over as coach in 2007. ble digits with 23 points. Fennville plays Covert High School on Friday, after Covert defeated Bloomingdale High 52-35 on Wednesday.

“There’s a banner up in Jadwin Gym that says ‘2004,’ and there’s a drought there. (This) was my goal,” he said Tuesday night. “I don’t want to take away from our moment tonight. We won an Ivy League championship. We realize we’re sharing that, but we have 26, which is the most in the Ivy League. These guys should be proud of that.” Yale’s campus in New Haven, Conn., is about 130 miles from each schools, and though Yale is traditionally Harvard’s archrival, there is a bit of history with Princeton, too. The rivalry between the three schools goes back to the 1880s, when they dominated the early days of college football and formed a Big Three that was the precursor to the Ivy League. (While Harvard and Yale still measure themselves against each other in football, Princeton talks of winning the Big Three.) “We’ll see how many Yalies will be there,” Amaker said, “and I’ll be anxious to see who they choose to root for.” The crowd gave him a standing ovation and he waved as his achievement was put on the big screen above the court. Love played with a bulky brace on his bruised left knee and wasn’t sure he was going to play until shortly before game time. Kevin Love He was injured on Monday against Dallas, when he tied Malone’s mark of 51 in a row with 23 points and 17 rebounds. The last time Love did not have a doubledouble was Nov. 19 against the Los Angeles Lakers, when he was scoreless with seven rebounds. men’s basketball committee. Those questions are reserved for later days.” Bear in mind, too, that the Buckeyes men’s basketball team is currently ranked No. 1 and could wind up the tourney’s top overall seed. Smith will need to leave the room when Ohio State is discussed, per committee rules. But even without that, it will be complicated enough trying to sift through all the data and this week’s conference tournaments to devise a 68-team bracket everyone likes. “Really, there’s 5,000 games played throughout the season,” he said. “You might be able to have an impact in your first (tourney) game, maybe your second game. The reality is that most teams that will be advantaged by the tournament are those who come through and win it.”

Basketball Notes
Michigan team wins 2nd straight since player’s death
HOLLAND, Mich. — A Michigan high school basketball team advanced to its district championship on Wednesday by winning a second state tournament game since one of its star players collapsed on the court after scoring a winning basket and died. About 3,200 people watched Fennville High beat Bangor High 79-50 Wednesday night to advance to the Michigan Class C district finals Friday. It’s been an emotionally trying week for Fennville. Wes Leonard, a junior starter, was laid to rest Tuesday after dying of a heart-

Love surpasses Moses Malone with 52nd double-double
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has recorded his 52nd double-double in a row, surpassing Moses Malone for the longest streak since the ABA and NBA merged in 1976. Love didn’t waste much time in extending the streak. He grabbed 10 rebounds in the first 16 minutes and scored his 10th point at the free throw line with 6:51 to play in the first half. from Columbus, Ohio, to Indy for the selection marathon. Then, Wednesday morning, while Smith was making his opening statement to reporters, things went awry. “We’re excited to select the 37 at-large teams coupled with the 31 automatic qualifiers,” he said, before the phone line went dead. Two or three minutes later, Smith was back explaining what had happened and what he would and would not discuss. “Sorry we had some technical difficulties, we had to move to a different room,” he said. “I know there may be people out there who may want to ask questions about the Ohio State University case. Please, I ask that you be respectful. I’m here today as chair of the

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power conferences into the field. Plus, Smith’s committee will likely face criticism about which teams play in next week’s four opening-round games in Dayton, Ohio. Two games will feature the bottom four seeds in the tourney while the other two will feature the last four at-large teams. The NCAA has dubbed this group the First Four, though those eight team probably will not feel the same way. Smith has already prepared some answers. “We will go through one through 68 and

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“It is sad to close your doors.We’ve had a lot of great compliments (since announcing the store’s closing).Kids feel,‘How can you be leaving us?’. The kids will move on. I think skateboarding will stay alive and well in Redwood City. There are still great shops up here on the Peninsula.”
— Jason Strubing,Skateworks owner

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here on the Peninsula. I think the remaining stores will see a windfall (with Skateworks’ closing).” Never say never, however. Strubing did say he would entertain the thought of reopening a Redwood City site if the economy improves. But Strubing admits that it’s tough to think about opening a retail store in the current business climate. “Aside from the mall chains, there are a lot of companies opening their own stores, whether it’s a brick-and-mortar (shop) or online,” Strubing said. “Just looking in the crystal ball, I only see the retail environment getting tougher and tougher.” So if you’re a skater, a former skater or just enjoy the skating culture, get down to Skateworks before March 27 — the day the doors close. The store is liquidating everything, so bargains are to be had. Or just stop in and let Strubing know how much the shop has meant to you. Because he knows what the shop has meant to the community.
Nathan Mollat can be reached by e-mail: nathan@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 117. You can also follow him on Twitter@CheckkThissOutt.

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is when people ask others for gifts and if Aunt Suzy is not in know, she’ll just head off to the local mall to find the gift, instead of supporting locally owned and operated businesses. What many people don’t realize is that some stores — especially skate shops — are more than just a place to buy equipment. It can serve as a community meeting place, a safe haven and a place many skaters can call home. As more and more national chains pop up in malls across the country, they are driving out the local stores — much the same as the big-box home improvement stores have crushed the local hardware merchants. “A skateboard shop is more than just a place in which commerce occurs,” Strubing said. “For a lot of people, it’s almost like a daycare.” Skateworks was not just some fly-by-night enterprise. The shop has been a moving force in the community, helping get the skatepark built at Red Morton Park. The shop has also been the main sponsor of the annual

Shredwood City skateboard contest, tentatively scheduled for the fourth edition this summer. “The city has always been easy to work with,” Strubing said. “The Shredwood event, I would still love continue doing that. It’s become such an event to look forward to, it would be sad to see it go away.” The original shop in Santa Cruz was opened in 1988 with Strubing, then 17 years old, and his mother. In the 1990s, Strubing was looking to establish a shop on the Peninsula since San Jose and San Francisco were already well represented with skate shops. In a show of respect to those local stores, Strubing targeted the Peninsula. The original thought was to open in Palo Alto before settling on Redwood City. This isn’t the first time Skateworks has thought about closing the Redwood City “The four-run inning for them was disheartening.” Souza said. “But deep in my mind, I thought we might be in a little trouble at that point — four-run lead, we kind of shot ourselves in the foot.” After a quiet bottom half of the fourth, the Dons saw their fortunes reversed. In the third, a nice play by Brian Jones in left robbed them of a run and prior to that, they did indeed shoot themselves in the foot on a strike-emout-pick-em-off-at-second double play to kill a potential rally. In the fifth, they almost did that again. With runners on first and third, Davarian Redd was all but picked off at first following the old fake-to-third-turn-to-first pick off move by Arriola. The Scotts Valley starter did everything right, running right at Redd and forcing him back to first. On Arriola’s throw, Redd turns to second and the throw to meet him there sailed wildly into left field, plating Tom Sortwell to cut the deficit to 4-1.

shop. The store has made several moves to stay open — discontinuing the sale of snowboards and equipment, as well as removing the women’s section. But it is the first time Strubing actually had to go through with the move. Considering the lease was up, it was easier to make the decision to close the doors. “We’ve weathered downturns in the past,” Strubing said. It doesn’t, however, make the decision any easier to swallow. “For me, I live in Santa Cruz. I’m not going to miss the commute. But it is sad to close your doors,” Strubing said. “We’ve had a lot of great compliments (since announcing the store’s closing). Kids feel, ‘How can you be leaving us?’ The kids will move on. I think skateboarding will stay alive and well in Redwood City. There are still great shops up Aragon then found their stroke. After a fielder’s choice, the Dons strung together three straight extra base hits, the biggest a triple by Sam Pacholuk that actually plated him on a wild throw to third. Just like that, things were tied at four. “We put together a really tough inning,” Souza said. “A little baseball luck, a little heart and it all came together.” The game would stay that way thanks in large part to the pitching of Aragon sophomore Aldo Severson, who relieved J.T Bragg after the junior pitched a scoreless fifth. Seveson went three strong innings, stranding four runners along the way. For the Falcons in the latter innings, the ball was handed over to Levy, who can really bring it from the hill. A relatively smooth seventh gave way to an eighth that started off with a lead-off triple by Tyler Outzen, who drove the first pitch he saw to the deepest part of the

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Scotts Valley stranded six runners in those first three frames. But he wasn’t as lucky in the fourth inning. The right-hander gave up a lead-off single and back-to-back walks to load the bases with no one out. Souza had no choice but to take McNeil out of the game, ending his day. In came Christian Larsen to relieve and he promptly recorded the first out on a fly ball to center. But the next four pitches were balls to walk home the first run — more damaging was that, it set the table for Scotts Valley’s thump in Brett Levy, who did what No. 3 hitters do, clearing the bases with a double to left center. He’d stay stranded at third when Larsen struck out the next two Falcons.

field. Scotts Valley intentionally walked the next two hitters to load the bases and set up force outs at all the bases. With Sortwell hitting, Souza rolled the dice and sent courtesy runner James Egan from third on the suicide squeeze. Sortwell failed to get down the bunt and Egan was tagged out at the plate. Levy would proceed to strike out the Sortwell and C.J Sandino to end the game in the tie. “I’m actually more proud than I am disappointed,” Souza said. “That’s the first squeeze we haven’t gotten down this year and when you do that stuff, you got to do it and not worry about it. When you’re rolling the dice, you’re not thinking about crapping out. It doesn’t even feel like a roll of the dice, it’s part of our game. Every single game we’ve played we’ve squeezed one run in so far. I was really excited, in my mind we were going to win the game. We didn’t get the bunt down. We tried to get the bunt down there. It’s a door-die play.”

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Woods spending time with his kids
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DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods is hitting some of his best shots when no one is watching. That’s typically the case when Woods tries to build a new golf swing, and his third major swing change is no exception. Put him on the practice range at home in Isleworth and he says he goes through long stretches of hitting the ball how he wants. Put him inside the ropes, with a scorecard in hand and TV cameras in the towers, and he has stretches of looking ordinary. But there is one big difference this time around. Woods isn’t playing very much. When he tees it up Thursday in the Cadillac Championship at Doral, it will be only his 10th competitive

round of the year, an unusually low number with the Masters around the corner. Woods talks about needing more competition, and most agree Tiger Woods would that would speed along the process of revamping his swing. It also leads to a natural question. Why not play more tournaments? “Because I have a family. I’m divorced,” Woods replied solemnly. “If you’ve been divorced with kids, then you would understand.” It spoke to a personal life that remains as much a work in progress as his golf swing. There was speculation after

Woods lost in the first round of the Match Play Championship that he would play the Honda Classic, especially since he is close to moving to south Florida. But that was his time with his 3-year-old daughter and 1year-old son as part of the “shared parenting” with ex-wife Elin. There are no plans to play next week at Innisbrook, either. Woods can’t expect any sympathy for a situation he created through serial adultery. Even so, his playing schedule reflects that he’s having to change more than his swing. When he went through his first big overhaul under Butch Harmon after the 1997 season, Woods played 17 rounds before the Florida swing. At the start of 2004 under Hank Haney, he played 22 rounds leading to Florida, the traditional start of the road to the Masters.

This year, he has played nine rounds in competition. Woods started his season at Torrey Pines with four rounds, only two of them under par. Two weeks later he was off to Dubai, where he was in contention until a 75 on the wind-blown final day. After another two-week break came the Match Play Championship, where he lost in the opening round to Thomas Bjorn. There is no cut at this World Golf Championship, so he is guaranteed four rounds this week. It starts Thursday on the Blue Monster, a course where he has won three times and never finished out of the top 10 in four other appearances. That means nothing anymore, for Woods had never finished out of the top 10 at either Torrey Pines and Dubai until this year.

Woods will be in familiar company, which will bring him even more attention. Because tournament officials relied on the world ranking to determine the groups, Woods will spend the first two days with Phil Mickelson, his fiercest rival, and Graeme McDowell, who in December rallied from four shots behind in the final round to beat Woods in a playoff at the Chevron World Challenge. Not since the 2007 Deutsche Bank Championship have Woods and Mickelson played in the same group for the early rounds. What’s strange about this occasion is their form. Woods has gone nearly 16 months without winning, the longest stretch of his career. Mickelson has not won since the Masters last year.

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NBA RESULTS
Wednesday's Games Chicago 101,Charlotte 84 New Jersey 94,Golden State 90 Oklahoma City 110,Philadelphia 105,OT Utah 96,Toronto 94 L.A.Clippers 108,Boston 103 New York 110,Memphis 108 Milwaukee 110,Cleveland 90 Minnesota 101,Indiana 75 New Orleans 93,Dallas 92 San Antonio 111,Detroit 104 Orlando 106,Sacramento 102 Thursday's Games L.A.Lakers at Miami,4 p.m. New York at Dallas,6:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix,7:30 p.m.

vs.Magic 7:30 p.m. CSN-BAY

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LOCAL SCOREBOARD
THURSDAY BASEBALL Serra 13,San Ramon Valley 9 Serra 308 02 00 — 13 18 3 San Ramon Valley 000 033 3 — 9 13 2 WP — Razo (1-1). LP — Hovstattler (1-1). Multiple hits — Murray 2,Mercurio 2,McEntee 2,Rolfes 2,McMillan 2,Lewis 2 (S); Love 2, Biloa 2, Cutto 2 (SRV).Multiple RBI — Lewis 2, Rolfes 3,McMillan 2 (S);Barbier 2 (SRV).Records — Serra 32 overall; San Ramon Valley 2-1. Aragon 4,Scotts Valley 4 (eight innings,game called) Scotts Valley 000 400 00 — 4 4 3 Aragon 000 040 00 — 4 8 0 Multiple hits — Levy 2 (S), Outzen 2, Sortwell 2, McNeil 2 (A).Multiple RBI — McNeil 2.Records — Aragon 2-1-2 overall; Scotts Valley 2-1-2. BOYS TENNIS Aragon 6,El Camino 1 SINGLES — Engelman (A) d.Kyah 4-6, 6-3,7-6 (2); Faustino (EC) d.Hughes 6-2,6-3;Joshi (A) d.Tsang 6-3,6-1;Stanton (A) d. W. Uytengsu 6-1, 6-4. DOULES — Zha-Polley (A) d. Wen. BOYS GOLF West Bay Athletic League Menlo School 195,Sacred Heart Prep 197 Wednesday at Palo Alto Hills G&CC (par 35) SHP — B.Knox 35,K.Knox 36,Clark 39,Lamb 43,Ertola 44, Vetter 48. MENLO — Pender 34, Grimes 35, Buchanan 39, Dean 43, Petit 44, Huber 50. Record — SHP 3-1, League 21,Menlo 1-1 Uytengsu-Tran 6-1,6-0;Li-Mayahira (A) d.Sta-Ana-DelaTina 6-1,6-0;Ware-Moeintagavai (A) d.Solis-Sison 6-0,6-0.Records — Aragon 2-1 PAL Bay; El Camino 0-3. Carmel 4,Burlingame 3 SINGLES — Poole (C) d.Verkhovsi 6-1,7-6 (7); Chadwell (B) d.Chaffin 7-5,6-1,10-6;Merschel (C) d.Miller 6-2,6-1;Tsu (B) d. Springfield 6-0, 6-0. DOUBLES — Garofono-Hass (C) d. Stevenson-Guttas 6-4,6-1;Rosenberg-Hauselt (B) d.O’GradyNick Kreitman 6-3, 7-6 (3); Hyland-Robertson (C) d. Yee-Martinucci 6-4,6-1.

NHL RESULTS
Wednesday's Games Tampa Bay 4,Chicago 3,SO Washington 5,Edmonton 0 Atlanta 3,Carolina 2,OT St.Louis 4,Columbus 3,OT Los Angeles 2,Detroit 1 Calgary at Dallas,9 p.m. Anaheim 5,N.Y.Rangers 2 Thursday's Games Buffalo at Boston,4 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto,4 p.m. Ottawa at Florida,4:30 p.m. Montreal at St.Louis,5 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville,5 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix,6 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose,7:30 p.m.

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Here’s an onion for climbing,not eating
By Lee Reich
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

IS IT PRETTY?
Let’s describe the plant some more: We already have that fleshy, green bulb pushing its way up and out of the soil. Mine is about 3 inches across, but over time a bulb can grow to twice that size. With age, offsets — smaller bulbs — bud off the mother plant to create new plants. Picture next a svelte green stem poking out of the top of the bulb. In reality, it’s not a stem but a flower stalk that after a few inches of growth sends out side branches, which branch and branch again to create a feathery mass of foliage. All that flower stalk greenery functions just the way leaves do for any other plant. For botanical completeness, I should mention the leaves. Two small, strappy ones once sat just where the flower stalk emerged. Their stay was limited, though; soon after appearing, they withered and vanished. Botanical completeness also demands mention of the flowers — also insignificant, in this case because they are tiny and greenish white. And yes, I do consider this plant to be pretty. What a nice contrast is On Sept. 9, Kevin Ashley was home with the two children, Jaden, 5, and Kalen, 2. Kevin grabbed his keys and wallet but decided to run rather than take the car. At the same time, Cervantes was on her way home on Sneath Lane about to turn on Claremont Drive when she heard and felt a blast. She thought it was something underneath her car and thought of getting out until she saw the plume of smoke. She drove around attempting to get home, making a number of turns, before she saw Kevin Ashley and the children. “I saw him and he was saying ‘help,’” Cervantes recalled. Once in the car, Ashley took a call from his wife. Cervantes called out in the background of the call to meet

Stalk growth will continue until spring,when the plant usually gets drowsy and takes a rest.Its relatively minimal water needs then become nil.

Would it pique your interest in a houseplant if I told you it had no leaves? That one of its most prominent features was an onion-size, green, fleshy bulb, which acts so energetically that it can’t be confined by soil? Already, my climbing onion is pushing up and out of the ground, and I’ve seen photos of others that completed their escapes to grow sitting on top of the soil. Would it pique your interest in this plant if I told you that it figures in a mystery, “The Cactus Club Killings,” a Joe Portugal mystery by Nathan Walpow (Dell, 1999)? (The plant is innocent.) That fleshy bulb does qualify the climbing onion (Bowiea volubilis) as a succulent, but not every succulent — including this one — is a cactus. No matter what its associations, I like my climbing onion, despite the fact that one reference describes the plant as “neither popular nor attractive, but grown by many enthusiasts as a novelty.” where his friend William Bullis used to live. Seventeen-year-old William was killed Sept. 9 along with his father, Greg, and grandmother Lavonne. Strazzarino could see the home on fire and feel the heat Sept. 9, but wasn’t sure of his friend’s fate. He was irritated at first to find media and city reports that the Bullises weren’t missing. It was in an interview that Strazzarino learned remains had been found at 1690 Claremont Drive. Wednesday he sipped a warm drink and remembered his friend. Meanwhile, Michele Ashley and Jean Cervantes talked about what’s new. Six months ago, the women didn’t know each other but they briefly met.

presented by that foliage swirling like a lacy green cloud around the smooth, green surface of the exposed bulb.

GROWTH, ALL OF A SUDDEN
My plant suddenly thrust forth a new flower stalk in November, and it grew daily with such vigor that it soon needed staking. It’s now a verdant, swirling mass of feathery greenery 2 to 3 feet long. Stalks from larger bulbs can grow to 8 feet long. Stalk growth will continue until spring, when the plant usually gets drowsy and takes a rest. Its relatively minimal water needs then become nil. Even during its present period of active growth, climbing onion is hardly a demanding plant. It does, though, need regular watering and perhaps occasional fertilizer. But with that fleshy bulb, a forgotten watering or two — or three or 10 — would do it no harm. Like most other succulents, climbing onion appreciates a sunny window. Pests have yet to bother my climbing onion, even though scale insects and aphids are feasting on nearby houseplants. at the Shops at Tanforan. After the Ashleys were reunited, they didn’t see Cervantes or even know her name for weeks. They were reunited while people were returning to the neighborhood to go through their homes. Councilman Ken Ibarra was meeting with families as well. “It’s as if a year has gone by,” he said. People in the community “never forget about it. They see this every day.” Ibarra noted he’s heard some people use Google Earth as a way to remember the neighborhood before the explosion.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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community closer together. People reminisced about that day, sharing stories of their experience as well as where they are now. Tuite and her husband David were in Newport Beach. They saw their house on fire while watching television. That didn’t worry Tuite, she believed it would be put out and hopefully there would only be fire damage. A neighbor called and told Tuite to check on her daughter, who had returned home to go to work that day. Thankfully, Jennifer was fine. It wasn’t until Sept. 10 that the

family learned their home was gone. With the help of Novelli, the family sifted through what was left in the days that followed. Amongst the ashes were two wonderful finds: a ring they had given to their daughter for graduation and a ceramic duck used annually in the family gift exchange. Tuite is simply happy everyone is alive. Everything else is replaceable, she said. Firefighter/paramedic Mark Bosia agreed, noting that’s what the emergency workers have had to do — move forward. Harley Strazzarino, a senior at Mills High School who lived a bit north of the blast site, put up a U.S. Marine Corps flag on the chain-link fence in front of the grassy area

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Ready your backyard for return of birds
By Sean Conway
TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

Last week, the first real sign of spring arrived in my garden, and what a welcome sound it was. Yes, you read that correctly; it was a sound. The first group of red-winged blackbirds arrived in the marsh at the edge of my property, perched themselves in the tree tops and began singing in the afternoon sun. This annual event always signals the arrival of spring, as far as I’m concerned. Red-winged blackbirds are one of the first of the spring migrating birds to return to their northern breeding grounds after wintering in southern states. Like “snowbirds” of the human persuasion, red-winged blackbirds didn’t find southern locales much of a respite this past winter, what with heavy snowstorms and unusually long periods of below-freezing temperatures. Now that the sun is climbing higher in the sky and daylight is increasing to the point of being noticeable, other birds will soon start arriving in northern gardens. Before they do, there are a few preparations you can make to encourage them to stay. This advice applies equally to Southern bird lovers, as members of many migratory species elect to stay put in Florida, the Gulf Coast and the Southwest. Spring is the breeding season for

all migrating birds and, like all parents planning families, they will be looking for a secure home to raise their broods, and birdhouses are just what many birds will be looking for. Being a good landlord means doing some spring cleaning prior to your tenants moving in. If you have existing birdhouses that have been up since last year, be sure to take them down and clean them properly. Remove last season’s nesting material from the houses, but use caution. Many birdhouses become winter homes for rodents. Bang on the side of the house a few times to encourage any four-footed residents that the winter rental season is over! Once your birdhouse is emptied, assess it for any needed repairs. Make sure the house has drainage holes in the bottom, and ventilation of some sort. If there aren’t any drainage holes, add some. Birds don’t like damp, musty, waterlogged homes any more than we do. I clean out the inside of my boxes with a wire brush and, as an added step, wash them with a mild solution of Clorox and water, then thoroughly dry them in the sun before

putting them back up. If squirrels have chewed entrance holes, I fit the box with a new front piece drilled with the appropriately sized hole. Each species of cavity nesting bird has a different preference for nesting hole size. Chickadees for example prefer a 1 1/8-inch entrance hole to their houses, while Redheaded Woodpeckers prefer a 2-inch hole. In addition to the size of the entrance hole, birds also have preferences for the dimensions of the house itself. Eastern Bluebirds are a perfect example. These beautiful little birds readily nest in birdhouses, but they are selective about the ones they choose. They prefer the floor of the house to be 5 inches by 5 inches and the height of the house to be 8 to 12 inches, and to be placed 4 to 6 feet off the ground. Thanks in part to the number of bird lovers paying attention to their housing needs, these colorful birds are making a comeback after years of decline in the first half of the 20th century. A complete listing of birdhouse dimensions and information about species of birds that will nest in birdhouses can be found on the Baltimore Bird Club website at http://baltimorebirdclub.org/by/hous e.html#0 I haven’t put my snow shovel away just yet, but the first sounds of spring are reminding me it won’t be long before I can.

Many migratory birds, including the Eastern bluebird pictured here, look to nest in birdhouses built to their precise specifications.

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Don’t overlook bulbs of summer;time to plan planting
By Sean Conway
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Many gardeners remember to plant springblooming bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and crocus in the fall but often forget to plant summer-blooming bulbs, corms and tubers when spring arrives. Summer bloomers such as fragrant oriental lilies, colorful gladiolas or late-season dahlias are some of the most reliable plants for the garden. Mail-order suppliers provide the best selections, and early spring is the time to start thinking about placing orders. Summer blooming bulbs can be added to a mixed border as a way to extend the blooming season once the flush of spring perennials passes, or they can be planted in groups away from other plants for a pop of color. As is the case with their spring blooming brethren, there are many different types of summer blooming bulbs. Some begin their floral display early in the season, others in midsummer, and still others such as dahlias, which are tubers, will continue blooming right up until they are knocked down by frost. Lilies, the queen of bulbs, are by far the most popular of the summer bulbs and for good reason. They are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Some have outfacing flowers, some pendant and others upward-facing.

A summer-blooming oriental lily hybrid.
Oriental lilies are the type most of us are familiar with thanks to their large flowers, intoxicating fragrance and sturdy stems. The variety Casa Blanca, with its pure white flowers and green stamens, is a hardy bulb that when planted in full sun and well-drained soil will return year after year, improving with age. Well-established Casa Blanca lilies can produce flower stalks reaching upwards of 6 feet with multiple blooms that open over the course of two or more weeks. I grow them in a bed by themselves, but they also can be planted in a mixed border. Blooming in August when other plants in the garden are gasping from the summer heat, their sweet perfume seems to hang in the air, especially during those warm summer

evenings when we all spend more time outside. Asiatic lilies, while not fragrant, can provide your garden with a vibrancy that few flowers can match. Bright star-shaped blooms in shades of orange, peach, yellow, red, white and pink begin blooming in early in summer, and help the garden transition from the cool pastel colors of spring into the warm colors of summer. The variety Landini is one of my favorites, but the color is a bit of a departure from other Asiatic lilies. This mysterious looking lily has dark maroon flowers on 2- to 3-foot stems, adding a bit of drama to the garden. A perfect foil for lighter colored flowers, they thrive in either full sun or partial shade. They never fail to elicit comments from garden visitors. Other summer bulbs may be less well known than lilies, but no less deserving of space in the summer garden. Consider planting the beautiful star-shaped Camassia, which comes in a variety of shades ranging from creamy white to light blue to a deep violet. Another summer bloomer not often planted is Lycoris squamigera ‘Naked Lady,’ sometimes called “surprise lily” because flower stalks emerge from the ground after the leaves die back. Lycoris are slow to establish, but well worth the wait. After you have finished browsing your seed catalogs, don’t forget to peruse a bulb catalog or two. When the dog days of summer arrive your garden will be awash in color.

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Doors,a forgotten design element
A little paint goes a long way
By Melissa Rayworth
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

It’s a design opportunity that’s easily missed: Even the most stylishly decorated rooms often have bland wooden doors with cheap hardware. High-end designers have always made doors a priority, says Brian Patrick Flynn, an interior designer and founder of decordemon.com. “If you look at any Fifth Avenue apartment” in New York City, he says, “you’ll probably fall in love with their doors because they blend architecture with decorating and make it really special.” But many of us ignore the doors in our homes, not realizing what a difference they can make to the look of a room. Whether your style is traditional or modern, subtle or bold, improving your doors can give your rooms an easy facelift. Interior designer Emily Henderson, host of HGTV’s “Secrets from a Stylist,” uses doors as a canvas for anything from wallpaper or stenciling to textured paint or artfully applied gold leaf. Decorated doors can “bring a bit of surprise glamour,” she says, and highlight architectural elements. But know what sort of change you’re looking for. “Sometimes you want your door to be disguised” and blend quietly into the space, Henderson says. Other times, you’re seeking a burst of color or texture to draw attention.

If you want a bolder statement, she suggests painting all the doors a dark shade of charcoal and using oil-rubbed bronze doorknobs. Henderson and Flynn agree that consistency is important for doors that all face the same hallway. On the sides facing into rooms, you can indulge your imagination. But for the sides facing a hallway, “it could look unintentionally messy” rather than creative if the hardware and paint colors don’t match.

EXPRESSING YOURSELF
Doors are a great way to personalize a space, Burnham says. A classic six-panel door has a very different feeling than a heavy wooden plank door with lots of dramatic hardware. Front doors can be a great place to express your style. A custom-designed door with expensive hardware can have a huge impact and be worth the investment, Burnham says. One option is to “keep the house sort of neutral and do a pop of color at the front door,” she says. “We’ve seen red doors used really well. You could even do a bright teal.” Inside your home, you can use doorknobs and other hardware “like jewelry,” Burnham says. Try crystal or chinoiserie knobs, oiled bronze metal hardware or shiny chrome, depending on your style. Lately, Flynn has merged fun and function by putting elaborate door knockers on bedroom doors. If you want to highlight your home’s history or just bring a vintage look to the rooms, consider using doors reclaimed from older buildings. Flea markets and antique shops may have great doors for low prices. Try painting an entire door white and letting it dry for at least one day.Then put painters’tape They can be accessorized with vintage hard- over the areas you’d like to keep as white accents,and paint the entire door another color.After removing the tape,touch up any imperfect spots with a tiny brush. ware or new pieces in a vintage style. But Henderson cautions that installation can be tough. “I’ve tried replacing knobs,” she says, “and it’s actually turned into a bit of a nightmare.” Another nontraditional option: Use shiny, metallic paint or cover the back of a door with chalkboard paint so you can leave quick notes, scrawl grocery lists or let kids get creative.

INFUSING STYLE
Painting with bold or contrasting colors can quickly make a door the star of a space, Flynn says. Try painting an entire door white and letting it dry for at least one day. Then put painters’ tape over the areas you’d like to keep as white accents, and paint the entire door another color (glossy black is great, he says). After removing the tape, touch up any imperfect spots with a tiny brush. Another option that Flynn loves: Have doors upholstered with leather or geometric print fabric to add softness and style. Leather is easy to wipe clean, he says, and “if it ages over time, that only adds to the look.” Bring the door to an upholsterer or do it yourself by wrapping the door in cotton batting and attaching fabric with a staple gun along the sides. Tap the staples with a hammer to recess them, then paint over them in a color that matches the fabric. You can also glue ribbon over the staples to hide them.

ADDING SQUARE FOOTAGE
If closet doors swing out into a small room, consider replacing them with bi-fold doors or pocket doors. Or remove closet doors entirely and turn the area into open shelving. To give it a finished look, wallpaper the closet interior and hang tieback draperies where the doors were. Burnham loves this idea, but says it only works if you’re someone who will keep storage areas neat. Many clients ask to have doors removed to expose open shelving, she says, “but it’s a really special client who can keep that looking great.” One last bit of advice: If you do remove bi-fold doors, don’t get rid of them. They make great freestanding room dividers, Flynn says, especially if you paint or upholster them. In a bedroom that doubles as an office, “it’s a great way to delineate work space from sleep space.”

BRINGING THE LOOK OF YOUR HOME TOGETHER
“Look at your doors,” says Los Angelesbased designer Betsy Burnham. “Do they all match?” If you want a cohesive style throughout the home, try painting every door the same color and accessorizing each with the same stylish hardware. Burnham usually chooses white or offwhite paint for doors and door frames, “but in one house I did all the doors sort of a khaki,” she says, “which was more modern.”

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By Derrik J. Lang
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THURSDAY, MARCH 10 Slovakia: Reach Out to Europe’s Emerging Markets. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Rosewood Hotel, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Learn about the growing markets in Slovakia. Free. For more information call 9967473. Job Assistance Workshop. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daly City Library, 134 Hillsdale Blvd., Daly City. Prepare for interviews, improve resumes and learn about emerging industries. Free. Retired Public Employees Association Meeting. San Mateo Elks Lodge, 229 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo. Lori Reisfelt, a specialist in the field of reverse mortgages, will speak about the myths of the industry and what to watch out for. $14. For more information call 345-9774. Consumer Rights. Noon. San Mateo County Law Library, 710 Hamilton St., Redwood City. Learn how to protect against scams and schemes. Free. For more information go to smcll.org. Fine Lines and Bright Colors: An Exhibition of Work by Craig Thompson. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 18 E. Third Ave., San Mateo. For more information call 740-5693. San Francisco Chronicle Journalist Speaks At NDNU. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ralston Hall Mansion, Notre Dame de Namur, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. San Francisco Chronicle features writer Carolyne Zinko is the Bay Area’s go-to girl for a taste of the luxurious life and pointers on style and entertaining. Free, RSVP by March 3. For more information call 508-3713. Lecture on Hau Pei-Jens Splash Paintings. 6:30 p.m. Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Join us for an informative lecture on Hau Pei-Jen’s Splash Paintings and learn about his innovative blend of traditional Chinese painting principles and contemporary applications of color and painting techniques. For more information contact marketing@pacificartleague.org. Dan Schwartz at Books, Inc. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Books, Inc., 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Dan Schwartz, author of ‘Principles of the American Republic,’ will speak and sign books. For more information visit booksinc.net/events/danschwartz. Thursday Night Live Blues. 8 p.m.11 p.m., Flight Lounge, 971 Laurel St., San Carlos. Come and enjoy classic blues by John ‘Blues’ Boyd and Friends. For more information c o n t a c t taylor@flightloungewine.com or call 380-5602. David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Award-winning trumpeter David Buchbinder and Cuban jazz pianist Hilario Duran present an evening of Jewish-Cuban fusion music. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information visit pjcc.org. FRIDAY, MARCH 11 Java with Jerry. 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Half Moon Bay Coffee Company, 20-A Stones Pine Road, Half Moon Bay. Join assemblyman Jerry Hill for a cup of coffee and conversation. For more information call 349-1900. Pacific Art League’s March Coffee, Art & Chocolate. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Come for the chocolate, stay for the conversation! Every second Friday in the Main Gallery to discuss issues of art, contemporary culture or whatever is on our minds — and to indulge our chocolate and caffeine cravings. For more information contact marketing@pacificartleague.org. March Birthdays Aloha Lunch. Noon. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. A celebration of March birthdays with Hawaiianthemed music and food. $8. For more information or to reserve a space call 595-7444. An Evening with Author Walter Mosely. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. The award-winning author of the Easy Rawlins, Fearless Jones and Leonld McGill series reads from his latest novel — When the Thrill Is Gone. For more information contact conrad@smcl.org. Learn How to Meditate. 7 p.m. Yoga at Change, 400 Ben Franklin Court, San Mateo. Donations encouraged. For more information call 340-9642. San Carlos Children’s Theater presents ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ 7 p.m. Barrett Community Center, 1835 Belburn Drive, Belmont. $12. Performances continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until March 20. For more information visit sancarloschildrenstheater.com. Bay Area Tributes. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. A night of music from 80’s cover bands, including tributes to Metallica and Scorpions. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. For more information visit foxrwc.com. Young Single Professionals Dance. 8 p.m. Intramuros Nightclub, 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco. $10. For more information go to thepartyhotline.com. SATURDAY, MARCH 12 Fourteenth semi-annual San Francisco Airline Memorabilia Show and Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Best Western Grosvenor, 380 S. Airport Blvd., South San Francisco. Buy, sell and trade airline and aviation memorabilia and collectables. $5 admission, under 12 free. For more information contact SFOAirlineShow@juno.com, call (408) 504-8345 or visit www.SFOAirlineShow.com. American Red Cross Free CPR Training. Sessions at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 725 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo. Register today and learn lifesaving skills that will better prepare you and your family for emergencies. Classes will also be offered in English, Spanish and Cantonese at different locations. Free. For more information call (415) 427-8185. Ready, Set. Grow — A Workshop for School Garden Leaders. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Master Gardeners will teach a free, all-day, hands-on workshop to help you start or improve your school garden. For more information call 726-9059 ext. 107. Car Wash. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1320 Mission Road, South San Francisco. The El Camino High School Varsity Cheerleaders are holding a car wash from. All proceeds benefit their Nationals Fund. $6 per car, $8 for over sized vehicles. For more information contact catbechs@gmail.com. Hard Luck Coast: The Perilous Reefs of Point Montara. 1 p.m. San Mateo County Historical Association, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Local author and historian JoAnn Semones discusses her new book on the adventurous maritime heritage of Point Montara, once referred to by John Steinbeck as ‘the hard luck coast.’ Free for members, $3 to $5 for general admission. For more information visit historysmc.com. Chinese Calligraphy Workshop at Pacific Art League. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Join us at our free Chinese Calligraphy workshop taught by Chun-Hui Yu. For more information c a l l marketing@pacificartleague.org. Reading Extravaganza. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Explore new resources to make reading exciting for children in the first through fourth grades. Free. 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LOS ANGELES — Casey Abrams didn’t need any help from his friends to shine on “American Idol.” The quirky 20-year-old film camp counselor from Idyllwild, Calif., wowed the judges with his energetic take on Joe Cocker’s rendition of “With a Little Help From My Friends” during the Fox talent competition’s first round of finals Wednesday. “Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez said Abrams’ stellar performance made her forget where she was for a moment. “You are a rainbow of talent,” Steven Tyler added. Abrams wasn’t alone in earning praise on the idol-centric episode. The judges were also pleased with Pia Toscano, the 22-year-old make-up artist from Howard Beach, N.Y., who soared with Celine Dion’s “All By Myself,” as well Jacob Lusk, the 23-year-old spa concierge from Compton, Calif., who infused R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” with his own gospel style. “It’s anybody’s game,” said Lopez. “That’s how good everybody is this year.” Stefano Langone, the 21-year-old unemployed singer from Kent, Wash., was lauded for his bold decision to put a new spin on Stevie Wonder’s “Lately,” while Scotty McCreery, the 17-year-old high school student from Garner, N.C., was praised for staying true to his country roots with Garth Brooks’ “The River.” Tyler told him he “did the Garth justice.” Some singers remained in the middle of the pack. Ashthon Jones, the 24-year-old retail manager from Nashville, Tenn., was called “safe” by Randy Jackson for choosing Diana Ross’ “When You Tell Me That You Love Me.” Lopez wanted more energy from Lauren Alaina, the 16year-old high school student from Rossville, Ga., who sang Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine.” “This is it,” Lopez warned. “The competition starts today.” Jackson described two of the night’s performances as sleepy: the growling take on LeAnn Rimes’ “Blue” by 20year-old college student Haley Reinhart classroom building. The noise drew the attention of teachers and Youshock set off two pipe bombs that injured nobody. He was eventually tackled by a teacher and held until police arrived. Defense attorney Jonathan McDougall doesn’t deny Youshock is guilty of some charges but said his diagnosed schizophrenia keeps him from forming the premeditation and deliberation required by law for an attempted murder conviction. Youshock is charged with two of those counts along with one count of exploding a destructive device with intent to commit murder, one count of possession of a destructive device in a public place, one count of the use of explosives in an act of terrorism and two counts of possession of a deadly weapon. He has pleaded both not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. Guidotti told jurors Youshock spent at least five months planning the attack, methodically lying to his mother that he was building rockets so she would purchase the chemicals he used to make pipe bombs. Once Youshock was in custody, San Mateo police and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms searched the townhouse he shared with his mother and sister. Inside Youshock’s bedroom, San Mateo police Detective Rick Decker testified they found two swords — “long enough to be actually worked for either casino, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag wrote in the indictment. Arrested were Cuong Mach Binh Tieu, Lap The Chung, Bob Yuen, Ding Lin, Skyler Chang, Chea Bou, May Chung, Hung Tieu, Thanh The Chu, Kwai Ping Wong, John Hinyu Chew, Bao Tran, Bao Hung Phung and Billy Ket Chau, according to the indictment. The defendants referred to themselves as “one family” and the enterprise worked collectively out of the Asian gaming sections of the two casinos. Most members of the enterprise primarily worked at and through one casino or the other, according to the indictment. Some of the conspirators’ victims were given $5,000 and $10,000 loans at 10 percent interest per week and were threatened with physical violence if the payments were late, according to the indictment. Some of the defendants are also being lived in San Mateo, according to Gonzales. Around 8 a.m., Police Chief Susan Manheimer called Scott Laurence, San Mateo Union High School District superintendent, who was in a meeting. Police had already touched base with principals at the district’s various schools. Burlingame High did not have a rally Monday, but other activities were planned, said Laurence. The suspect was contacted at of Wheeling, Ill., and the breathy rendition of Selena’s “I Could Fall In Love” from 21-year-old college student Karen Rodriguez of New York. Jackson told Rodriguez it felt like she was “fighting the song.” This season’s two oldest crooners used dance moves to try to win over the judges. Paul McDonald, the 26-year-old singersongwriter from Nashville, Tenn., trotted around the stage during Ryan Adams’ “Come Pick Me Up,” and Naima Adedapo, the 26-year-old dance instructor from Milwaukee, broke out into choreography for her take on Rihanna’s “Umbrella.” “You got fire, girl,” exclaimed Lopez. Thia Megia, the 16-year-old high school student from Mountain House, Calif., didn’t earn many smiles for her jazzy version of Michael Jackson’s “Smile,” but James Durbin, the unemployed 22-year-old wailer from Santa Cruz amazed the panel with his softer side on Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed.” swords and not knives” — filming equipment, firecrackers tied to rocks with rubber bands and a tennis ball filled with match heads. A hollowed-out stereo speaker held the manifesto drafts and a stack of receipts establishing a timeline of the teen accumulating items for the attack. From B Street Music on Aug. 22, 2009, a guitar bag. On July 7, 2009, a face shield from Home Depot. Pipe, pipe fittings, drill bits and a wrench from Home Depot over a series of days in April and May of 2009. On April 28, 2009, a chain saw from the same store. From eBay on May 10, 2009, 200 grams of charcoal powder and on April 27, 2009, 400 grams of fine sulfur powder. The same thumb drive containing the manifesto also held photos of Youshock posing with his weapons. Captions below noted “Colley hates you ever more than I do” and “Your fault.” Several clips of “experiments” showed Youshock creating black powder and testing its flammability, making paper fuses and using the chain saw to slice up fallen tree limbs. Youshock remains in custody without bail. The prosecution continues its case today.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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called this upon yourself. This was your doing.” He claims to be God and the “voice of reckoning. The footage, in which digital flames play behind his face, tells Gilbert directly “Are you proud of what you did? ... It’s your fault. You made me this way.” Gilbert was Youshock’s advisory teacher as well as principal and Guidotti said the teen resented being forced to participate in class. He failed classes, was anti-social and eventually suspended for two days after writing obscene remarks on a math test about two teachers, including Meghan Spalding, the chemistry instructor who gave him an F grade. Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti has said the teacher was a specific target of Youshock and his journal read yesterday included a list of “guilty” and “not guilty” teachers including her name. “Ms. Spalding’s the worst. She got me suspended. She f—d everything up,” he wrote. Youshock’s plot against Spalding and the others failed when he couldn’t start the chain saw inside the hallway of a

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ee said yesterday. Last Wednesday, federal officials swarmed Artichoke Joe’s, frisked its patrons and closed the card club’s doors to customers as investigators executed search and arrest warrants as part of a Bay Area-wide investigation into organized crime. Federal prosecutors say Nguyen and the 13 others all worked for or frequented the two card clubs. The suspects are charged with racketeering, loan sharking and drug sales, among other charges and acted independently from casino ownership. Many of the defendants offered casino chips as loans, according to an indictment. Only four of the 14 sought in the investigation

charged with distributing cocaine and ecstasy. They are all being charged with the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO crimes. The indictment is the result of an approximately two-year investigation led by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration who worked together with the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Gambling Control and the Internal Revenue Service. Nguyen, who is charged with structuring monetary transactions to avoid detection, did not enter a plea during an appearance in federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors say he’s due back in court on March 31. A call seeking comment from Nguyen’s attorney was not immediately returned. The owner of Artichoke Joe’s, Dennis Sammut, could not be reached for comment yesterday. Burlingame High School, according to police. It was determined that the senior was responsible for the post which he described as a prank. A search warrant was issued and served at the suspect’s home in San Mateo. Evidence was seized, however no weapons were found, according to police.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243592 The following person is doing business as: Double O Engineering, Inc., 551 Foster City Blvd., Ste. E, FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Double O Engineering, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/05/2006 /s/ Gary A. Ogle / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/28/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/03/11, 03/10/11, 03/17/11, 03/24/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243742 The following person is doing business as: Luxury Cleaners, 25 W. 41st Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Winnie Yee, 34 Miramar Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Winnie Yee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/08//11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/10/11, 03/17/11, 03/24/11, 03/31/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243702 The following person is doing business as: On the Move Physical Therapy, 311 Quay Ln., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065 is hereby registered by the following owner: Alyssa Herrera-Set, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Alyssa Herrera-Set / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/07//11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/10/11, 03/17/11, 03/24/11, 03/31/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243754 The following person is doing business as: Gold Gals, 1037 Alameda de las Pulgas, BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Michelle Eileen Kelley, 892 Holly Rd., BELMONT. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Michelle Kelley / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/09//11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/10/11, 03/17/11, 03/24/11, 03/31/11)

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304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 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 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 $55. (650)867-2720 COMPUTER DESK $70. (650)367-1350 CREDENZA - $25., (650)255-6652 DINING CHAIRS (6) $100/all. (650)8543235 DINING ROOM table $100. (650)8543235 DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19 inches $30. (650)873-4030 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 END TABLE marble top with drawer with matching table $70/all. (650)520-0619 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Oak wood, great condition, glass doors, fits large TV, 2 drawers, shelves , $100/obo. (650)261-9681 GOSSIP BENCH with phone shelf excellent conditon, $75., Daly City, (650)7559833 MATTRESSES (2) single, single nice and clean $100.(650)854-3235 METAL DESK, 7 drawers, 2 shelves, gray, 3x5 ft. $75. (650)364-0902 OFFICE DESK - $25., (650)255-6652 PICNIC TABLE round $25. (650)8543235 ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100., (650)504-3621 ROCKING CHAIR for nursing mother or grandmother $75. (650)854-3235 ROCKING CHAIRS - (2) Great for family with new born baby, $50. each or $75. for both, SOLD TV STAND good condition beige lots of storage $30. (650)867-2720 WOODEN KITCHEN China Cabinet: $99 (great condition!), (650)367-1350

GEISHA DOLL - 14" - BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED IN PLASTIC CASE.$25/ofr. SOLD! GLASSES 6 sets redskins, good condition never used $25/all. (650)345-1111 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 MERCHANT MARINE, framed forecastle card, signed by Captain Angrick '70. 13 x 17 inches $35 cash. (650)755-8238 ORIGINAL PAT O'BRIEN'S HURRICANE glass, great condition, $10., (650)726-7424 POSTER - framed photo of President Wilson and Chinese Junk $25 cash, (650)755-8238 SPORTS CARDS over 10k some stars and old cards $100/all. (650)207-2712 VASE - with tray, grey with red flowers, perfect condition, $30., (650)345-1111

294 Baby Stuff
WOODEN POTTY CHAIR with play tray, excellent condition, $55., Daly City, (650)755-9833

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295 Art
PAINTING "jack vettriano" Portland gallery 26 x 33. $55. (650)345-1111.

296 Appliances
AIR CONDITIONER - slider model for narrow windows, 10k BTU, excellent condition, $100., (650)212-7020 CHANDELIER (650)878-9542 NEW 4 lights $30.

302 Antiques
(2) ANTIQUE Hurricane lamp complete with wicks $25/each, (650)726-7424 1912 COFFEE Perculater Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85 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 CHROME TOASTER '50. Excellent condition, $50., Daly City, (650)755-9833

CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 GAS STOVE, small, 4 burner oven and broiler. 26.5 D x 20.5 W. $50., (650)3412181 IRON - BLACK & DECKER PRO X 725 with board, $35., (650)726-7424 KENMORE MICROWAVE - Great condition, extremely clean, ready to use, 24”W18”D15”H, interior 14.5”W12”H16”D SOLD! PORTABLE GE Dishwasher, excellent condition $75 OBO, (650)583-0245 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 RCA VACUUM tube manual '42 $25. (650)593-8880 REFRIGERATOR - Jordon 3 glass door commercial refrigerator SOLD! SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER GEbrand, never used. $100. (650)364-0902 VACUUM CLEANER $50 (650)367-1350 VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition $40. (650)878-9542 VACUUM CLEANER Oreck-cannister type $40., (650)637-8244 WASHER/DRYER “MAYTAG” - Brand new with 3 year warranty, $850. both, (650)726-4168

307 Jewelry & Clothing
BLACK VELVET pants, Sz L, $7. (650)712-1070 CUSTOM JEWELRY all kinds, lengths and sizes $50/all. (650)592-2648 HOLIDAY WEAR, barely worn: Macy's black sweater set, Size M, wool w/gold metalic stripes, $15 set. (650)712-1070 LADIES BRACELET, Murano glass. Various shades of red and blue $100 Daly City, no return calls. (650)991-2353 LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow lengthgloves sz 7.5 $15 New. RWC. (650)8680436 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 TOURQUOISE BLUE party dress, covered w/sequins, sz 14, $15. (650)7121070

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICES
Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.

303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. COMSWITCH 3500 - used for fax, computer modem, telephone answering machine, never used, $20., (650)347-5104 DEWALT HEAVY duty work site radio charger in box $100. (650)756-7878 DVD PLAYER -Toshiba DVD, video, CD player, 5 disk changer, dolby digital, works great, Burl., $50., SOLD DVD PLAYER AMW excellent condition simple to use $35. (650)347-5104 ELECTRONICS - Flip camcorder $50. (650)583-2767 FIVE REALISTIC-BRAND shelf speakers, 8 ohms, new, 4 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. x 7 in. $20/each. (650)364-0902 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,

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309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, Casio & Sharp, $35. each, (650)344-8549 leave msg. CALCULATOR - Casio, still in box, new, $25. (650)867-2720 OFFICE LAMP new $8. (650)345-1111 OFFICE WATER COOLER Hot - Ex Hot ,Cold - Ice Cold Like New South City $99. OBO (415) 410 -9801

310 Misc. For Sale
DRAFTING TABLE 3 ft. x 5 ft., fully adjustable: up, down, tilt. $100. (650)3640902 EGG SHAPED containers decorative painted set of 8 at 7 inches Tall $3/each, (650)871-7200 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good condition $35. (650)878-9542 FIREPLACE SCREEN - 36"wide, 29"high, antique brass, folding doors, sliding mesh screen, damper controls. Like new. $100., (650)592-2047 FRONT END Dash Board from '98 Sonoma Truck $50. (650)871-7200 GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS - 2 hardback @$3. each, 4 paperback @ $1. each, (650)341-1861 JANET EVANOVICH BOOKS - 4 hardback @$3. each, 3 paperback @$1. each, (650)341-1861 KIDS GUITAR for 6 years and Up $40, call (650)375-1550 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 NEW BANQUET table 6ft x 30. $40. Call (650)871-7200. NEW GAIAM Yoga P.M. Tape & CD $10. 650-578-8306 NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 NEW WOOL afghan, colorful, handmade, 4x6 ft.. $40. (650)364-0902 NEW YORK Payphone, as it was 50 years ago! $100. (650)364-0902 PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant) with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648 RED LINE D4 ATF fluid (2 quarts), 50% off retail, SOLD! SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20/all. (650)207-2712 SLEEPER BLANKET (3) size 4T Soft $7.50/each. (650)349-6059 SNOW CHAINS - 3 complete sets, sizes fit rims 13” & 15”, great condition, $30. all, Burl, (650)347-5104 SOFT BONNET hair drier "Con Air" $20., (650)589-2893 SPANISH GUITAR 6 strings good condition $80. Call (650)375-1550. SPORTS BOOKS, Full of Facts, All Sports, Beautiful Collection 5 Volumes, $25. 650 871-7211 STUART WOODS HARDBACK BOOKS - 3 @$3. each, (650)341-1861 SUIT/COAT HANGERS (14) sturdy good quality hardwood unused $1/each or all $10. San Bruno 650-588-1946 VASES (25) lovely all sizes $1-$5 Daly City, (650)755-9833

308 Tools
CLICKER TORQUE wrench 1/2 inch drive 20-150 LBS reversible all chrome $40. 650-595-3933 DOLLY - Heavy Duty, Dual Use 54" hgt. Upright-Push Cart South City $99.OBO (415) 410 - 9801 DRILL, MAKITA - 12V, w/ case, bits, batteries, and charger, $50.,(650)3448549 leave msg. ENGINE ANALYZER & TIMING LITE Sears Penske USA, for older cars, like new, $65., (650)344-8549 leave msg. MACHINIST VISE heavy duty, 6-in. jaws, weight 125 lbs. $60. (650)364-0902 PRESSURE WASHER 2500 PSI, good condition, $350., (650)926-9841 RIDGED WET AND DRY VACUUM -16 gallons 5 horse power in box accessories included $65., (650)756-7878 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,SOLD! BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26”, $75. obo (650)676-0732 GIRL'S BIKE HUFFY Purple 6-speed good cond. $35 - Angela (650)269-3712

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 $35.,(650)867-2720 COUNTRY KITCHEN pot rack with down lights. Retailed at $250. New in box $99 (650) 454-6163 GEORGE FORMAN Grill brand new $35., (650)726-7424 HAMILTON BEACH Mixer, vintage, .juicer & bowl, beater. $30/obo(650)576-6067

310 Misc. For Sale
1 LG .Duffel Bag ,1 Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather week-ender Satchel, All 3 at $75.00 650 871-7211 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 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 AUTO STRETCHING - The Complete Manual of Specific Stretching, like new, ask $75. (650) 204-0587 BABIES STROLLER folding good condition $20 Daly City 415-333-8540 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BAY MEADOWS Umbrella - Colorful, large-size, can fit two people underneath. $20 (650)867-2720 BAY MEADOWS Bag - Black with Bay Meadows logo, brand new $20 (650)8672720 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BEAUTIFUL ROUND GOLD FRAMED Beveled Mirrors 34" diameter $75 ea Jerry San Mateo 650-619-9932 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW11 $12.,

298 Collectibles
28 RECORDS - 78 RPMS, Bing Crosby, Frankie Laine, Al Jolson, many others, all in book albums, $60. all, (650)347-5104

TV 5 inch Black and white good condition in box $10. (408)249-3858

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

307 Jewelry & Clothing
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF BURLINGAME URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN - 2010 UPDATE INCLUDING URBAN WATER USE TARGETS The City of Burlingame is preparing a draft update of its Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). Water agencies develop UWMPs in order to help ensure a reliable water supply sufficient to meet the future needs of their customers. The current UWMP was prepared in 2005 and, as required by California law, must be updated by July 1, 2011. Additionally, California law requires that, in conjunction with the update to the Urban Water Management Plan, the community be given an opportunity to give input on the City of Burlingame's urban water use target in the Urban Water Management Plan, any impacts to the local economy, and City of Burlingame's method of determining its urban water use target. The City of Burlingame will hold a public hearing to adopt an urban water use target and updates to its Urban Water Management Plan for 2010-2015. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Burlingame City Hall, City Council Chambers, located at 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, California 94010. Comments on the draft 2010 UWMP may be made prior to the hearing to Mr. Art Morimoto at the address below, or at the public hearing. A draft of the 2010 UWMP will be available for review at the Burlingame Main Library located at 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, California 94010 and at City Hall, Public Works Department located at 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, California 94010. If you have any questions regarding the draft 2010 UWMP, please contact: Art Morimoto, P.E. Public Works Department, Engineering Division 501 Primrose Road Burlingame, CA 94010-3906 (650) 558-7230 amorimoto@burlingame.org
49ER'S JACKET (650)871-7200 Child size $50.

BLACK VELVET evening jacket w/silver sparkles, Sz 20W, $10. (650)712-1070

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203 Public Notices

ATTENTION CAFE OWNERS/CONCESSIONAIRES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR REDWOOD SHORES CAFÉ VENDOR SPACE The City of Redwood City is pleased to offer an opportunity for a café owner to open a café in the Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway, Redwood Shores. The Café is approximately 450 sq. feet. The Redwood Shores Branch Library , features over 22,000 square feet in a single story, light-filled building designed to take advantage of its waterside setting. The café will have its own exterior entrance so can be open before or after library hours. Amenities • Entrance to café is adjacent to the 400-mile Bay Trail • Oracle and Electronic Arts headquarters close by • Library has 4 meeting rooms available for catering opportunities • Over 15,000 residents live in Redwood Shores • Ongoing classes scheduled in the meeting rooms • Homework Center • 80+ attendees at week-end storytimes • Interior and exterior tables and chairs provided Request for Proposal at: Redwood City Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Administration Office 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City Contact Serena Gregorio, Phone 650-780-7036 Or on-line at www.redwoodcity.org/library Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, March 1, 3, 8, 10

CABINET - 1 metal cabinet 3'x7'x14" SOLD! CABINET OAK, fits over toilet water tank, like new $25. (650)341-5347 CANCER SALVES - A Botanical Approach To Treatment, like new, $35. (650) 204.0587 CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $35. (650)345-1111 CERAMIC BOWLS - Set of blue hand made ceramic bowls (9) with large bowl fork/spoon set $100/all, (650)726-7424 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858 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 DOUBLE PANE Windows 48"wide X 34" Tall W/screens perfect condition vinyl $75. OBO 650-619-9932

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310 Misc. For Sale 311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for both. (650)342-4537 PIANO VINTAGE - Upright, “Davis & Sons”, just tuned, $600., (650)678-9007

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315 Wanted to Buy GO GREEN! We Buy GOLD You Get The $ Green $
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316 Clothes
MENS JEANS - 4 pairs, Gap, Abercrombe & Fitch, 1 pair khaki, sizes 34/32, 36/32, SOLD! WOMAN’S LAMB-SKIN coat, 2/3 length, size Med. VERY warm, beautiful! $75. 650 871-7211 WOMEN'S CLOTHES extra, extra large new with tags $50/each, (650)726-7424

322 Garage Sales

379 Open Houses

TOWELS - 5 complete sets, 15 vintage decorative towels, never used, bath, hand, washcloth, excellent, $65., (650)347-5104 VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches W still in box $60., (408)249-3858 WALNUT CABINET- on rollers 26 W x 20 D x 34.5 H $35. (650)341-5347 WETSUIT - Barefoot, like new, $40., (650)367-8949 WIDE-BODIED VASE -- Colorful, Perfect condition, nice design, $25 (650)8672720

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312 Pets & Animals
BIRD CAGE 14x14x8 ecellent condition $25 Daly City, (650)755-9833

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317 Building Materials 316 Clothes 310 Misc. For Sale
49' SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992 BLACK LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET - Large, water proof, new, $35., (650)342-7568 BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great condition $99. (650)558-1975 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 JACKET (LARGE) Pants (small) black Velvet good cond. $25/all (650)589-2893 LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining $35. (650)868-0436 LADIES SHOES- size 5, $10., (650)7566778 MAN’S SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 MEN'S SHOES (650)756-6778 Brown. 22 PIECES of 2x4's, $1.00/each (650) 773-7533 68" long

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310 Misc. For Sale

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 WATER HEATER - 40 gallon Energy saver electric water heater $50.00 (650) 773-7533 WOOD PALLETS - 20 pieces of heavy duty wood pallets 30"X43" $15.00/each (650) 773-7533

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

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318 Sports Equipment
2 GOLF CLUBS - Ladies, right handed, putter & driver $5/each (650)755-8238 PUTTING GOLF Set 8Ft. x 16 inches $10., (408)249-3858 SPEEDO OPTIMUS Training Fins size 10-11. Perfect for your training. call jeff 650-208-5758 $25

340 Camera & Photo Equip.
VR3 BACK UP CAMERA - New in open box, $100.00, (650) 270-6637 after 6 p.m. only.

345 Medical Equipment
CRUTCHES - adult, aluminium, for tall person, $30., (650)341-1861

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322 Garage Sales

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

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315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

440 Apartments
BELMONT - Prime, quiet location, view, new carpets, balcony-patio, dishwasher, covered carports, storage, pool. No pets. 1 bedroom $1,295 and up. (650)5950805 Days or (650)344-8418 Evenings.

445 Multi-Plexes for Rent
SAN CARLOS - 1 bed, 1 bath, 4-plex, private balcony, storage room, carport, $1255.mo., (650)508-0946

381 Homes for Sale

381 Homes for Sale 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

800 Main St., $600 Monthly $160. & up per week.

REDWOOD CITY Sequoia Hotel

(650)366-9501 (650)279-9811
REDWOOD CITY- 1 bedroom with kitchen and bath, $995.mo plus $600 deposit, (650)361-1200

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Clean Quiet Convenient Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom Microwave and Refrigerator 950 El Camino Real San Carlos

$49 daily + tax $280 weekly + tax

Travel Inn, San Carlos

(650) 593-3136

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03/10/11

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470 Rooms
ROOMS FOR RENT Weekly/Extented Stay Private & Shared Bath Close to Public Transport Cable TV, MicroFreeze Rates $175.60 & up per week No Pets 287 Lorton Ave. Burlingame, CA 94010 650-344-6666

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620 Automobiles
CHRYSLER '07 300 Touring, sedan, 3.5L V6, silver, 38K miles, $17,892. #P7H682180 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal CHRYSLER ‘06 300 Sedan, 28k mi., sun roof, excellent condition. $18k. (650)590-1194 HONDA ‘10 ACCORD LX - 4 door sedan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981 HONDA ‘98 Civic EX coupe red, manual, $4,893. # TWL120399 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal HONDA CIVIC ‘99 EX sedan 4-door, excellent mechanically, very good body, $3,400. (650)325-7549 LEXUS '08 ES 350, silver, auto, $26,994 #P82202515 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal MERCEDES ‘01 E-Class E320, sedan, silver, 76K miles, $9,992. T1B288567 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal MERCEDES ‘05 C230 - 40K miles, 4 cylinder, black, $15,000, (650)455-7461 MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461 MERCEDES BENZ ‘04 E320 - Excellent condition, leather interior, navigation, 77K mi., $17,500 obo, (650)574-1198

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620 Automobiles
TOYOTA ‘08 Prius, sedan, silver, 44K miles, $17,594. P83321845 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘08 Yaris, Hatchback, gray, 41K miles, $11,991. P85174835 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘09 Camry, hybrid, silver, 34K miles, auto, $18,792. PR9U105912Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘09 Camry, sedan, gray, 25K miles, $17,994. P9U819487 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘09 Corolla, silver, 26K miles, $14,591. #P99065545 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘09 Corolla, white, 31K miles, $15,892. #P9Z130355 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘99 AVALON sedan, silver, 174K miles, $5,991. TXU339241 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal VOLKSWAGEN ‘01 New Beetle GLS 1.8L Turbo, green, 69K miles, $6,991. T1M408000 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal VOLVO ‘00 V70 XC AWD SE, blue, 122K miles, $7,594. TY2719581 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal

630 Trucks & SUV’s
TOYOTA ‘00 Camry, sedan, green, 135K miles, $6,991. TYU744223 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘04 4Runner, SUV, silver, 84K miles, $15,392. P40018553 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘04 RAV-4, blue, 94K miles, $12,994. P40022323 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘06 RAV-4, white, 26 Kmiles, $18,794. P65022899 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘07 Tacoma, truck access cab, silver, auto, 27K miles, $15,891. T7Z352191 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘08 Camry, LE V6, gray, 32K miles, $16,891. P8U071507 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘09 Tacoma, truck access cab, gray, auto, 23K miles, $18,891. T9Z615723 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘10 Highlander Limited, V6, SUV, 3,287 miles, $35,992. #PAS024027 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘10 Tacoma V6 truck double cab, gray , auto, 23K miles, $31,991. PAZ708253 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal

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

670 Auto Parts
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. FORD ‘93 250 flat bed, diesel, 100-gallon gas tanks $2500. Jim Deisel (650)678-8063/Joe (650)481-5296. HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 TIRE RIMS (4) for '66 Oldsmobile $20.00/each (650) 773-7533 TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

670 Auto Service

C3 FIX CAR
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Oil Change & Filter Up to 5 QT Synthetic Blend $19.95 + Tax Plus Waste Fee Four Wheel Alignment
Special prices apply to most cars + light trucks

515 Office Space
BELMONT OFFICE for rent. Great location, 2 available starting at $550 mo. (650)551-1255/(408)230-0122 REDWOOD CITY Psychotherapist Office to share. Mon-Sat., hours can be arranged as well as discussion of rent. (650)380-4459

$55.00

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

620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
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AUDI ‘03 A4 - 5 speed manual, new clutch, 111K miles, $4500., (650)7402221 BMW ‘06 325i - low miles, very clean, loaded, leather interior, $20,000 obo., (650)368-6674 BMW ‘89 735I - 238K mi., fully loaded, sunroof, runs well, $3,950., (650)281-7309 BUICK ‘02 Regal LS gold/beige, 195K mi., $4,500., (650)281-7309 leather,

609 So. Claremont St. San Mateo (650)343-3733

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Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

MB GARAGE, INC. 2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

(650)349-2744
670 Auto Parts
2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno 650-588-1946

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 ads@smdailyjournal.com

SUTTON AUTO SALES Cash for Cars
Call 650-595-DEAL (3325) Or Stop By Our Lot 1659 El Camino Real San Carols
TOYOTA ‘03 Camry Solara, white, 69K miles, $9,994. T3C602658 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘03 Corolla, silver, 82K miles, $9,492. #P3C150154 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘08 Camry, hybrid, while, 39K miles, auto, $18,792. P8U044749 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘08 Corolla CE, re, 41K miles, $11,491. #P8Z956435 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA ‘08 Prius Touring, sedan, red, 33K miles, $19,894. P83339376 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal

625 Classic Cars
DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $5800 or trade. (650)588-9196 PLYMOUTH ‘72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $12k obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623

635 Vans
CHRYSLER '06 Town and Country van, blue, 64K miles, $9,492. R6B718466 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal DODGE ‘10 Grand Caravan SXT, passenger van, 3.8L V-6, silver, 28K miles, $18,792 #RAR100262 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008

880 AUTO WORKS
Dealership Quality Affordable Prices Complete Auto Service Foreign & Domestic Autos 880 El Camino Real San Carlos 650-598-9288 www.880autoworks.com CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8” diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 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

630 Trucks & SUV’s
ACURA MDX 3.5L w/Touring Pkg, 4WD Auto, blue, $18,491. #T5H534016. Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. FORD '06 F-150, SuperCab, gray, auto, $15,494. # P6KA81180 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal HONDA '07 CR-V EX-L, silver, auto, $17,692. #P7C022018 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. SATURN ‘02 VUE V6 SUV, silver, 83K miles, $6,991. T2S804347 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal.

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call 650-771-4407 HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘08 Street Glide Lots of chrome, reinhurst dual exhaust, premium sound system, $19,500 obo, (650)619-8182 HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead special construction, 1340 cc’s, Awesome!, $5,950/obo. Rob (415)602-4535.

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

CADILLAC ‘95 SLS - 24K miles, polo green, make offer, (650)343-3442 HONDA '06 Civic LX, red, $11,891. # FA1656EW Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal

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Call for free estimate (650)571-1500
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Remodeling

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Fences • Decks • Arbors •Retaining Walls • Concrete Work • French Drains • Concrete Walls •Any damaged wood repair •Powerwash • Driveways • Patios • Sidewalk • Stairs • Hauling • $25. Hr./Min. 2 hrs.

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Free Estimates 20 Years Experience

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Electricians

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for all your electrical needs
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(650)200-7255
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Call Joe (650)722-3925 CHEAP HAULING
and demo $70 and up! Call Mike @ (650)630-2450

GOLDEN WEST PAINTING
Since 1975 Commercial & Residential Excellent References Free Estimates (415)722-9281
Lic #321586

EPPLER ROOFING Co., Since 1963
Specializing in Hard to Find Leaks!
All Roof Services. Gutters & Cleaning. License # 478322 Redwood City 650.366.7302 Office 650.804.0455 Cell

Gardening

Quality, Dependable Handyman Service

Call Rob (650)995-3064

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and Landscaping Full Service Includes: Free Tree Trim Free Estimates

JON LA MOTTE
Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

PAINTING
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THE DUMP MAN
650-888-9504 Anything Anytime Free Estimate $30 and Up Interior Design REBARTS INTERIORS
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Tree Service

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Reasonable Prices Free Estimates

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“Specializing in Any Size Projects”

•Painting •Electrical •Carpentry •Dry Rot

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Kitchens

Tile

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1091 Industrial Road Suite 185 - San Carlos
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(650)556-9780
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800-300-3218 408-979-9665
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Attorneys

Dental Services

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Health & Medical
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www.barrettinsuranceservices.net Eric L. Barrett, CLU, RHU, REBC, CLTC, LUTCF President Barrett Insurance Services (650)513-5690 CA. Insurance License #0737226

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CITY NEEDLEWORK
61 East 4th Avenue Downtown San Mateo
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AUTO ACCIDENT?
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New Patients without Insurance

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747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo

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KAY’S HEALTH & BEAUTY
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Free Roundtrip Limo Pickup (94010 zipcode) Live, Ride, Dine in Style 1400 Broadway, Burlingame

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THAI TIME Restaurant & Bar
Try Our Lunch Special Just $7.95!
1240 El Camino Real San Carlos (650)596-8400

FOOT PAIN?
We offer PILLOWS FOR THE FEET San Carlos podiatrist has solutions for pain-free walking after surgery. Call (650)595-4148 www.sancarlospodiatry.com

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Asian Massage & Bodywork Salon Open 7 Days a Week 10am - 9pm Grand Opening $10 off 1 Hour Session

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GULLIVER’S RESTAURANT

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Oil installations ablaze in Libya
NATO could impose no-fly zone in Libya
By Michael Weissenstein and Slobodan Lekic
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Around the world
ElBaradei sets conditions for presidential run
CAIRO — Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, said Wednesday that he will run for president only if a real democratic system is in place, not the reforms Egypt’s Mohamed military leaders ElBaradei are proposing. ElBaradei told a private Egyptian television said that suggested constitutional amendments to move Egypt toward democracy are “superficial.” He appealed to the military rulers to scrap them or delay a scheduled March 19 referendum on them.

By Paul Schemm and Maggie Michael
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAIRO — Western leaders know NATO jets could easily force Moammar Gadhafi’s few dozen Cold War-era warplanes from the skies and rob the Libyan dictator of a powerful weapon against rebels trying to oust him. But they’re wary of involvement. Imposing a no-fly zone from a string of Mediterranean bases and aircraft carriers could become a complex, long-term commitment for the U.S. and its allies. It would require airstrikes on Gadhafi’s antiaircraft weapons and risk drawing the West into another grueling military conflict in the Muslim world. The Libyan rebels, who lack planes, have pleaded for such a zone — a plan endorsed by Britain, France and some key U.S. lawmakers. But NATO nations appeared torn Wednesday between the desire for action and fears of unintended

consequences in a conflict that has divided Libya and driven oil prices to 2 1/2-year highs. The White House said a meeting of President Barack Obama’s top security advisers would not result in an immediate decision on U.S. action. NATO said it was planning for “all eventualities” but gave little sign of moving to set up a no-fly zone. “NATO is not looking to intervene in Libya,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. Although many nations want to tip the balance of military power away from Gadhafi, protecting civilians would be the key public rationale for any no-fly arrangement. A senior U.S. official in Brussels said a no-fly zone would be “a difficult, costly and large operation,” and noted that there was no evidence of any large-scale bombardment of civilians. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

RAS LANOUF, Libya — A giant yellow fireball shot into the sky, trailed by thick plumes of black smoke Wednesday after fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi set two oil installations ablaze and inflicted yet more damage on Libya’s crippled energy industry. In the west, Gadhafi claimed victory in recapturing Zawiya, the city closest to the capital that had fallen into opposition hands. The claim could not immediately be verified; phone lines there have not been working during a deadly, six-day siege. State TV showed a crowd of hundreds, purportedly in Zawiya’s main square, shouting “The people want Colonel Gadhafi!” but the location of the rally could not be independently confirmed. Western journalists based in Tripoli were taken late Wednesday to a stadium on the outskirts of Zawiya that was filled with Gadhafi loyalists waving green flags in a similar scene, complete with fireworks. Libyan TV cameras filmed the celebrations as food, drinks and cooking oil were distributed.

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Rebel fighters pray in front of a burning gas storage terminal in Libya.
Government escorts refused journalists’ requests to visit the city’s main square. The fall of Zawiya to anti-Gadhafi residents early on in the uprising that began Feb. 15 illustrated the initial, blazing progress of the opposition. But Gadhafi has seized the momentum, battering the rebels with airstrikes and artillery fire and repulsing their westward march toward the capital, Tripoli.

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SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of Yemenis defiantly demonstrated Wednesday at a public square, a day after the army stormed Sanaa University, firing live ammunition, killing one person and wounding scores of others. The attack escalated tensions in Yemen, which has been rocked by weeks of protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key U.S. ally in the campaign against alQaida who has been in power 32 years.