Tuesday • March 22, 2011 • Vol XI, Edition 186

Accused teen bomber takes stand
Doctor’s testimony:Alexander Youshock might have personality,not mental, disorder
By Michelle Durand

The former Hillsdale High School student accused of trying to kill teachers with an arsenal of homemade pipe bombs, a sword and chain saw took the stand yesterday afternoon to tell jurors personally why they had to die. “I just had a grudge against the school,” said Alexander Robert Youshock near the beginning of two

hours of testimony. “I always felt like the teachers were singling me out.” Yo u s h o c k , dressed in a gray jacket and tie, spoke in a monotone voice so Alexander low Chief Youshock Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti often

asked him to repeat answers. He took the stand in his own defense after a morning of defense doctors who diagnosed the teen as either schizophrenic with paranoid tendencies or having a personality disorder that left him flat and emotionless. Youshock, now 18 but then 17, said he had vague fantasies of “always stabbing” his teachers beginning freshman year, but they ramped up the next year and

reached a peak after news coverage of a German school shooting. He Googled “How to make a pipe bomb,” sold his drum set for money to buy tools and explosive chemicals and, from March 2009 until “D-Day,” Aug. 24, 2009, prepared. “I never had any second thoughts about it,” he said. “I saw it as something that had to be done.” When defense attorney Jonathan McDougall asked his client if he realized the killings would leave

moms without kids and kids without moms, Youshock said no. “No. I never thought that much about them,” he said. Youshock ultimately injured nobody in the attack although he did manage to set off two pipe bombs after failing to start the chain saw in a classroom building. He testified he planned to detonate more bombs in the middle of campus but was tack-

See TRIAL, Page 19

City wants fees to aid downtown
Business association takes steps to create new improvement district
By Bill Silverfarb

The Downtown San Mateo Association is leading an effort to establish an annual fee to beautify the business district, keep it safe and improve parking. The DSMA hopes to raise about $780,000 a year by establishing a Property and Business Improvement District to market downtown, provide capital funding for beautification, support economic development and supplement downtown cleaning in partnership with the city.

Last night, the San Mateo City Council directed staff and the DSMA to pursue the formation of a PBID at a special study session. A draft management district plan is already in place as is a petition to be sent to downtown property owners in two defined areas. The petition has yet to be sent out but when it does it must be signed by property owners that represent a majority of the assessments as mandated by state law. In other words, the city does not need more than 50 percent

See PBID, Page 27

Business tax increase on hold for more study
By Heather Murtagh

A proposal to increase Burlingame’s $100 flat business license fee will need to be studied and possibly polled before a decision to place such a measure on the ballot, it was decided last night. After learning most of

Terry Nagel

B u r l i n g a m e ’s businesses — 5,392 out of 6,384 — have four or less employees, the City Council decided to study a tiered license fee. Those with

Jerry Deal

under five employees could keep the $100 or a low rate, while a tiered tax will be proposed to larger businesses. Mayor Terry Nagel was the

only one to vote against continuing to research the possible measure citing poor timing. Vice Mayor Jerry Deal, who previously favored a new business tax, shared Nagel’s concerns however was OK with continuing to study the idea. He noted the city is looking to tax 50 downtown businesses for a streetscape project and the

Burlingame Elementary School District will probably have a measure on the November ballot. He worried about overtaxation. Councilwoman Ann Keighran disagreed. “We’re due to implement this if the voters want it,” she said. Burlingame has a flat $100 annu-

See FEE, Page 19


Tuesday • March 22, 2011

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“Time is of the essence....We’re talking days, not weeks....There’s going to be an all-hands effort to try to pull together an agreement and to try to get the minimum number of Republican votes — or more than the minimum number — to give the people a choice.”
— Darrell Steinberg,Senate president pro tem “Little progress in solving state budget,” see page 4

Rising giant
Obama:Latin America ready for challenges See page 8

Local Weather Forecast
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds around 5 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night: Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday: Showers. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Showers likely. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday: Rain. Highs in the mid 50s. Thursday night: Showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

Wall Street
Deals help push the Dow back above 12,000 See page 10


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March 19 Super Lotto Plus
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This Day in History
Daily Four
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Thought for the Day
“Better to be alone than with a bad companion.” — Spanish expression

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Fantasy Five
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Britain enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the American colonies. (The Act was repealed the following year.) In 1638, religious dissident Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for defying Puritan orthodoxy. In 1820, U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with Commodore James Barron near Washington, D.C. In 1882, President Chester Alan Arthur signed a measure outlawing polygamy. In 1929, a U.S. Coast Guard vessel sank a Canadian-registered schooner, the I’m Alone, in the Gulf of Mexico. (The schooner was suspected of carrying bootleg liquor.) In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal. In 1941, the Grand Coulee hydroelectric dam in Washington state went into operation. In 1958, movie producer Mike Todd, the husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three other people were killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, N.M. In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson named Gen. William C. Westmoreland to be the Army’s new Chief of Staff. In 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1991, high school instructor Pamela Smart, accused of recruiting her teenage lover and his friends to kill her husband, Gregory, was convicted in Exeter, N.H., of murder-conspiracy and being an accomplice to murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.



Actor William Shatner is 80.

CNN newscaster Wolf Blitzer is 63.

Actress Reese Witherspoon is 35.

USA Today founder Allen H. Neuharth is 87. Composerlyricist Stephen Sondheim is 81. Evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson is 81. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is 77. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 76. Actor-singer Jeremy Clyde is 70. Singerguitarist George Benson is 68. Writer James Patterson is 64. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 63. Actress Fanny Ardant is 62. Sportscaster Bob Costas is 59. Country singer James House is 56. Actress Lena Olin is 56. Singer-actress Stephanie Mills is 54. Actor Matthew Modine is 52. Country musician Tim Beeler (Flynnville Train) is 43. Actress Anne Dudek is 36. Actor Cole Hauser is 36. Actress Kellie Williams is 35. Rock musician John Otto (Limp Bizkit) is 34. Rapper Mims is 30.

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Police: Angry Taco Bell customer fires at officers
SAN ANTONIO — Police say a San Antonio Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired an air gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers before barricading himself into a hotel room. San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides says officers used tear gas Sunday night to force the man from the hotel room after a three-hour standoff. The man is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. Authorities have not released his name. Brian Tillerson, a manager at the Taco Bell/KFC restaurant, told the San Antonio Express-News that the man was angry the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone from 99 cents to $1.49 each. Police say the man fired on officers during a traffic stop after the restaurant incident. clothed to tell lawmakers that the proposal’s language might allow the state to shut nudist clubs because they offer live entertainment and services in the nude. Sponsors of the measure say it isn’t intended to go after nudists. They say communities should have the same power as in other states to keep strip clubs away from homes. loose change from a woman following a cavity search. Authorities say 27-year-old Karin Mackaliunas was detained last weekend following a crash. Scranton police say they found three bags of heroin in her jacket and after being taken to the police station she told investigators she had more hidden in her vagina. A doctor performed a search and recovered 54 bags of heroin, 31 empty bags used to package heroin, prescription pills and $51.22. Mackaliunas was jailed on $25,000 bail on charges including possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. It was not clear if she had an attorney.

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‘Zombies ahead,’ warns electronic road sign
FORT MILL, S.C. — Drivers near the South Carolina-North Carolina state line have been warned to be on the lookout for zombies, hunters and tanks. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that one of the electronic signs, which normally flash messages about construction or crashes, read “Zombies Ahead” on Sunday. Another flashed “Watch for Hunters,” while a third said “Be alert for Tanks.” The signs are on Highway 160 near Fort Mill, S.C. Ken Wilson with the state’s transportation department says a key is needed to get into the control box for the signs. A code is needed to change the wording. So far, there have been no reports of the undead or tanks.



Texas man gets first full face transplant in U.S.
BOSTON — A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation’s first full face transplant in hopes of smiling again and feeling kisses from his 3year-old daughter. Dallas Wiens, 25, received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an unidentified dead person in an operation paid for by the U.S. military, which wants to use what is learned to help soldiers with severe facial wounds. Wiens will not resemble “either what he used to be or the donor,” but something in between, said plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac). “The tissues are really molded on a new person.”

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Nudists tell lawmakers: Don’t restrict strip clubs
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are considering asking voters to roll back the state’s free speech protections to allow regulation of strip clubs. But in public testimony Monday, opposition came not from strip club owners but from another group worried it might be affected: nudists. Representatives from the American Association for Nude Recreation came

Police: Cavity search produces 50 bags of heroin
SCRANTON, Pa. — Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they recovered more than 50 bags of heroin, cash and



Tuesday • March 22, 2011


City mulls fire mediation
Belmont and San Carlos urged to solve fire dispute
By Bill Silverfarb

Police reports
They can’t all be winners
A city employee received phone calls from a lottery scam on a city phone line at corporation yard on East Third Avenue in Foster City before 3:34 p.m. Monday, March 14.

To mediate or not to mediate. That’s the question Belmont officials face tonight related to its joint powers agreement with San Carlos to provide fire services in the two cities. While Belmont Mayor Coralin Feierbach is not keen to the idea of mediation, some on the council do favor restoring the fractured relationship with San Carlos. The Belmont Fire Protection District is set to vote tonight on whether to accept an offer of mediation by the county to solve its dispute with San Carlos. The Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department is set to dissolve this October after the share to fund the joint department went up significantly for San Carlos based on a funding formula that takes population and assessed property value into consideration. Belmont has a dedicated funding stream, about $6.5 million a year, to pay for fire services while San Carlos pays for the service out

of its general fund. San Carlos sent Belmont a dissolution letter last April. Belmont is moving toward establishing its own stand-alone fire department while San Carlos has looked to contract out the service to the state, county or any other agency willing to partner with it. When San Carlos went looking for help at the county’s Finance and Operations Committee in February, San Mateo County supervisors Carole Groom and Adrienne Tissier offered to provide mediation to the two cities. While San Carlos accepted the offer, Belmont has yet to and has until Friday to accept it, according to a letter sent from Groom to the mayor. But the mayor said Belmont has already moved in the direction to fund its own fire department. “Why bother with mediation,” Feierbach said. “It is counterproductive.” Feierbach would not be surprised, however, if the council votes tonight in favor of mediation. “It needs three votes,” she said.

Councilman Warren Lieberman will likely vote in favor of mediation. “I hope it is not too late for mediation,” Lieberman said. “If the two cities can work together, the communities stand to gain a great deal.” Currently, Belmont is moving toward establishing its own stand-alone fire department and is negotiating with Redwood City to continue sharing some services, including a fire marshal and training battalion chief. Other opportunities include sharing battalion chiefs and a disaster preparedness officer, according to a letter from Redwood City Fire Chief James Skinner to Belmont-San Carlos Fire Chief Doug Fry. But running a stand-alone department might be too costly, Lieberman said. “The department as it is has been a fantastic operation,” Lieberman said. “A stand-alone proposition is much more expensive. I’d like to find a way to keep the department intact.” The council, acting as the Belmont Fire Protection District, meets 7:30 p.m. tonight, City Hall, 1 Twin Pines Lane.

Disturbance. Six or seven men were drunk and harassing a hotel staff member at the Marriott on Shell Boulevard before 3:51 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Fraud. An unknown person changed the address on a woman’s American Express account card on Compass Lane before 7:40 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Trespassing. Six juveniles were refusing to leave a pool area on Foster City Boulevard before 5:03 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Bike theft. Two bicycles were stolen from Rock Harbor Lane before 5:54 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Vehicle theft. A truck was stolen from a parking lot on Rock Harbor Lane before 8:09 a.m. Friday, March 18.

Burglary. A vehicle was burglarized and two bags containing checks and plastic gloves were tossed to the side on the 800 block of Cowan Road before 3:24 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Burglary. The front window of a vehicle was smashed on the 1800 block of Bayshore Highway before 4:17 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Grand theft. Items were stolen from a storage yard on Marsten Road before 9:14 a.m. Monday, March 7.

Report: Budget cuts hit poor schools harder
By Christina Hoag

LOS ANGELES — Three years of state budget cuts have widened the gap between schools in poor and wealthy communities while diminishing the quality of education in California overall, according to a report released Monday by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. “In 2011, California public schools struggle to provide all students with a quality educa-

tion amidst economic crisis and deep cuts to education spending,” said the report from UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access. The report, based on a survey last summer of 277 high school principals throughout the state, said while $18 billion in budget cuts have hit all school districts, wealthier schools have been able to weather the financial crunch better. Those schools have tapped parents to pay for items such as athletics and field trips, as well as for donations to preserve arts and

music electives, while schools in low-income communities have not. For every dollar a low-income school raises, a high-income school raises $20, said the study titled “Free Fall: Educational Opportunities in 2011.”


Tuesday • March 22, 2011

By Don Thompson


• Assemblyman Jerry Hill’s gas pipeline safety legislation, which would place new safety standards on utilities and regulators to hold them more accountable, was approved Monday by the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce by a 9-0 vote. Assembly Bill 56, which Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced after the explosion of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipeline killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes last Sept. 9, would prohibit public utilities from using ratepayer money to pay penalties for safety violations assessed by the California Public Utilities Commission.

Little progress in solving state budget
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders began a new week of budget negotiations Monday with optimism, even as they admitted little progress on how to address the remainder of California’s $26.6 billion shortfall. Brown, a Democrat, has missed his self-imposed deadline to put a special election on tax extensions before voters, and lawmakers say it’s increasingly unlikely that any such measure could be placed on the ballot June 7, when several municipalities hold local elections. But Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said this is the week to get bipartisan Jerry Brown support to call a vote. “Time is of the essence. ... We’re talking days, not weeks,” Steinberg, a Sacramento Democrat, said after meeting with Brown and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles. “There’s going to be an all-hands effort to try to pull together an agreement and to try to get the minimum number of Republican votes — or more than the minimum number — to give the people a choice.” The governor was expected to give labor groups an update Monday night. He also took to YouTube, asking Californians to let lawmakers know they want a chance to vote. “I don’t see this as a Republican or a Democratic issue,” Brown said in his three-minute video. “This is a matter of all of us thinking as Californians first and acting in solidarity to grapple with problems that have been avoided too long.”

• The San Mateo Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the required approvals and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the Hillsdale Station Area Plan. The plan provides a long-range framework for building high-density housing near the Hillsdale Caltrain Station. The commission meets 7:30 p.m., tonight, City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo.



Tuesday • March 22, 2011


Susan Catherine Negueloua
Susan Catherine Negueloua, late of Millbrae and San Mateo County resident for 41 years, died at her daughter’s residence in San Francisco on March 19, 2011. Wife of the late Jean Pierre Negueloua who died in 1994. Mother of Alain Negueloua (his wife Elise), Maurice Negueloua (his wife Danielle) and Lisa Quigley (her husband Matthew). Sister of Dominic Iturria (his wife April) and the late Jean Pierre Iturria. Also survived by her grandchildren Jean Pierre, Claire, Grace, Gisele; her nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins and extended family members here and in the Basque country. A native of Susanville age 66. A member of the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24 at Notre Dame Des Victoires Catholic Church, 566 Bush St., San Francisco, with a visitation after 9:15 a.m. prior to the mass. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. Family and friends may visit after 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the Highlands, El Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive in Millbrae. Her family prefers donations to the National Brain Tumor Society, As a public service, the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 250 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing. To submit obituaries e-mail information along with a jpeg photo to

Mills High School’s spring musical ‘Once Upon A Mattress’starts Thursday, March 24.If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and the Pea’you may be in for a big surprise.It wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night. This family friendly spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.Shows are 7:30 p.m.Thursday,March 24 through Saturday,March 26 and 2 p.m.Sunday,March 27 at the Mills High School auditorium,400 Murchison Drive in Millbrae. A special children’s even, Kids’ Koronation, will occur before Sunday’s show.Children under 10 years old are encouraged to arrive in their royal costumes at 1 p.m. for cookies, hot cocoa, games, crown decorating, crafts, face painting and photos with the royal cast. For more information call 558-2599 or email

Students partake in a recent Special Olympics basketball tournament held at Burlingame High School.
pecial Olympics Northern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for 14,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities in Northern California. In recent months, about 850 local children are expected to partake in Special Olympics basketball tournaments. Volunteers are needed for the events. Students can earn community service hours which look fantastic on college scholarship applications, as well as providing work experience. There are many different ways to help, the needs range from volunteer referees, to donations for snacks and drinks or setting up for sports and games. Upcoming events will be held March 22 at Menlo College, March 24 and March 25 at Payes Place and Super Sports Days are planned in May. For more information contact Pam


Aragon High School presents ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’John Steinbeck’s Nobel-prize winning masterpiece study of the American soul. This majestic, deeply moving classic of American literature,brilliantly adapted for the stage by Frank Galati,tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the fertile but futile fields of California in the early 1930s.‘The Grapes of Wrath’runs 7 p.m. Thursday March, 24 through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27 at 900 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo.Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students when purchased online at the door,adult ticket prices increase to $17.For more information email
Merchant at or call 802-5478. For more information about Special Olympics Northern California visit
Class notes is a twice weekly column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Heather Murtagh. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at


Tuesday • March 22, 2011

By Matthew Daly


NRC:Japan crisis does not warrant U.S.changes
Chauncey Bailey,Yusuf Bey IV

Trial begins in editor slaying
By Jeff Shuttleworth

A prosecutor told jurors Monday that former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV ordered the murders of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in the summer of 2007 in order to benefit the Oakland bakery. Alleging that ballistic evidence ties Bey and associate Antoine Mackey, both 25, to the crimes, Deputy District Attorney Melissa Krum said. “This case is voluminous in the amount of evidence, but it isn’t complicated.” She said that at the end of the long-awaited trial, which is expected to last at least three months, she will ask jurors to convict Bey and Mackey of three counts of firstdegree murder for the deaths of Bailey, 57, who was the editor of the Oakland Post, Odell Roberson Jr., 31, and Michael Wills, 36. Bailey was killed near the corner of 14th and Alice streets in downtown Oakland and Roberson and Wills were killed near the bakery’s headquarters at 5836 San Pablo Ave.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The nuclear crisis in Japan, while severe, appears to be stabilizing and does not warrant any immediate changes in U.S. nuclear plants, a top U.S. nuclear official said Monday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s executive director for operations, Bill Borchardt, said officials have “a high degree of confidence” that operations at the 104 nuclear reactors in 31 states are safe. He said inspectors at each of the plants have redoubled efforts to guard against any safety breaches. Borchardt gave NRC commissioners a detailed look at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plan, damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and the U.S. response thus far. Borchardt told commissioners that Units 1, 2 and 3 at the crippled Fukushima plant have some core damage, but that containment for those three reactors has not been breached. “I would say optimistically that things appear to be on the verge of stabilizing,” he said. The Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the troubled plant, has been able to bring offsite power onto the site from a nearby transmission line, Borchardt said, the first sign of progress at the plant in recent days. Water is being injected into the reactor vessels in Units 1, 2 and 3, and containment in all three units appears to be functional, he said.

The five-member commission was reviewing the Japanese crisis — it is the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter-century — and was set to approve a 90-day safety review of operations at U.S. nuclear plants to comply with a call last week by President Barack Obama. NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko said his agency has a responsibility to the American people to undertake “a systematic and methodical review of the safety of our own domestic nuclear facilities,” in light of the Japanese disaster. The nuclear plant’s cooling systems were wrecked by the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan on March 11. Since then, conditions at the plant have been volatile; a plume of smoke rose from two reactor units Monday, prompting workers to evacuate. As work at the plant continues, U.S. officials will look to see whether information from Japan can be applied in the United States to ensure U. S. reactors remain safe, Jaczko said. But even some of his fellow commissioners had questions about the U.S. response. Commissioner George Apostolakis wondered why the NRC did not close some older nuclear plants, as Germany did. “Are we less prudent than the Germans?” Apostolakis asked. Borchardt replied that officials “asked ourselves the question every single day, ’Should we take a regulatory action based upon the latest information?”’ Each time, he said, the answer was no.

California panel weighing nuclear safety after quake
By Adam Weintraub

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers called on California utilities Monday to delay efforts to relicense nuclear power plants until the companies complete detailed seismic maps to get a true picture of the risks posed by earthquakes and tsunamis. State senators raised sharp questions about whether California’s nuclear plants can withstand a major natural disaster such as the one on March 11 that has left Japan scrambling to control radiation coming from some of its reactors. Lawmakers also questioned whether the utilities have been dragging their feet on conducting threedimensional seismic studies called for in a 2008 state report to assess the risks posed by offshore faults. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has applied to renew its license to operate the two reactors at Diablo Canyon Power Plant near San Luis Obispo, which expire in 2024 and 2025. “I would ask sincerely that PG&E suspend or withdraw that application” until the additional seismic mapping is completed, said Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, a geophysicist who has been a frequent critic of Diablo Canyon. He said he would pursue legislation to thwart the utility until

the mapping is done. Lloyd Cluff, a seismic expert for PG&E, said work started in October for shallow mapping and the utility will apply in April for a permit for deep mapping down to 10 kilometers below the surface. “We’re doing it as we speak,” Cluff said. Edison has applied to the Public Utilities Commission for permission to charge ratepayers an estimated $21.6 million for similar studies at the San Onofre plant north of San Diego along the Southern California coast, said Caroline McAndrews, director of licensing at the plant. The license for San Onofre expires in 2022 and Edison has not yet applied to renew it. California gets a total of about 12 percent of its power from the Diablo Canyon and San Onofre nuclear plants. Outside the hearing room, Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer in nuclear policy at University of California, Santa Cruz, noted California’s reactors are in one of the most seismically active areas of the world after Japan. “What’s going on in Japan could happen here,” he said. Japan’s plants were not designed to handle the ground movement or wave heights they were subjected to this month, said Steve David, director of site services at Diablo Canyon.



Tuesday • March 22, 2011


No quick fix seen at Japan’s nuclear plant
By Eric Talmadge and Mari Yamaguchi

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Officials raced Monday to restore electricity to Japan’s leaking nuclear plant, but getting the power flowing will hardly be the end of their battle: With its mangled machinery and partly melted reactor cores, bringing the complex under control is a monstrous job. Restoring the power to all six units at the tsunami-damaged complex is key, because it will, in theory, power up the maze of motors, valves and switches that help deliver cooling water to the overheated reactor cores and spent fuel pools that are leaking radiation. Ideally, officials believe it should only take a day to get the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear under control once the cooling system is up and running. In reality, the effort to end the crisis is likely to take weeks. Late Monday night, the deputy director general of Japan’s nuclear safety body suggested to reporters why there is so much uncertainty about when the job will be finished. “We have experienced a very huge disaster that has caused very large damage at a nuclear power generation plant on a scale that we had not expected,” said Hidehiko Nishiyama of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. The nuclear plant’s cooling systems were wrecked by the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan on March 11. Since then, conditions at the plant have been volatile; a


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano briefs the media after an extraordinary board of governors meeting on the nuclear disaster in Japan.

U.N.nuke chief says revamped emergency responses needed
By George Jahn

Smoke is seen coming from the area of the No.3 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan.
plume of smoke rose from two reactor units Monday, prompting workers to evacuate. In another setback, the plant’s operator said Monday it had just discovered that some of the cooling system’s key pumps at the complex’s troubled Unit 2 are no longer functional — meaning replacements have to be brought in. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it had placed emergency orders for new pumps, but how long it would take for them to arrive was unclear. If officials can get the power turned on, get the replacement pumps working and get enough seawater into the reactors and spent fuel pools, it would only take a day to bring the temperatures back to a safe, cooling stage, said Ryohei Shiomi, an official with the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. And if not? “There is nothing else we can do but keep doing what we’ve been doing,” Shiomi said. In other words, officials would continue dousing the plant in seawater — and hope for the best.

GM lays off New York workers
By Dee-Ann Durbin

DETROIT — General Motors Co. on Monday is halting some production and temporarily laying off workers at a Buffalo, N.Y., engine plant, another sign that Japan’s disaster is affecting automakers around the globe. GM is suspending production of engines built at its Tonawanda plant for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pickups, which are assembled at a GM factory in Shreveport, La. GM shut down its Shreveport operation this week because

of a shortage of parts from Japan. GM doesn’t know when production will resume at either plant. This latest shutdown at GM shows how interdependent the world’s car makers have become. GM last week became the first U.S.-based car company to say it would suspend production because of Japanese parts shortages. Toyota and Subaru are scaling back production at U.S. plants because they depend on imports from Japan, whose car industry was hobbled March 11 after that nation’s largest known earthquake and tsunami. Even though damage at Japanese auto plants was limited, uncertainty lingers.

Factories are unlikely to return to full production for months, hindered by unreliable power supplies and extensive damage to some parts suppliers. GM spokeswoman Kim Carpenter said Tonawanda has the parts it needs to make the engines, but it’s not producing them because Shreveport doesn’t need them. Carpenter said 59 of the 623 workers at the engine plant will be affected. Workers will get around 75 percent of their pay while they’re laid off. GM hasn’t said which parts are affected in Louisiana. Automakers tend to withhold such information for competitive reasons.

VIENNA — Japan’s nuclear crisis has exposed huge weaknesses in how the world deals with such disasters, the U.N. nuclear chief said Monday, urging changes in emergency responses worldwide. Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, also told a 35-nation IAEA board meeting that — while the situation at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear site remains serious — “we are starting to see some positive developments.” Pressed by reporters on whether his agency should be authorized by its 35-nation board to make IAEA safety standards mandatory instead of their present voluntary status, he said “there are some arguments” from board nations in favor — but others were against. “The views are very different,” he said indicating that any reforms will be slow in coming and less than optimally effective because of the need to achieve board consensus. Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex was crippled 10 days ago by a huge earthquake and massive tsunami, and Amano suggested that one area up for likely review is whether tsunami protection standards need to be strengthened.


Tuesday • March 22, 2011

By Ben Feller


Around the nation
Pawlenty announces WH exploratory committee
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pressed toward a White House campaign Monday by formally announcing an exploratory committee with a call for backers to help him “take back our government.” “At a young age, I saw up close the face of challenge, the face of hardship and the face of job loss,” the Republican said in a two-minute video message designed to appeal to tea party activists and GOP rank and file facing economic insecurity. “Over the last year I’ve traveled to nearly every state in the country and I know many Americans are feeling that way today. I know that feeling. I lived it. But there is a brighter future for America.”

Obama: Latin America ready for challenges
SANTIAGO, Chile — Reaching out to a vast but overshadowed region, President Barack Obama on Monday called Latin America a rising giant in the world that must live up to greater responsibilities and speak up for those whose rights are crushed. Firming up his “new era of partnership” with the peoples of South and Central America, Obama made his broadest appeal yet from Chile, which shed years of dictatorship not long ago to become a democracy of growing influence. Obama came here determined to draw attention to Latin America as a model of change for a whole swath of the Arab world in violent unrest. Yet his message of peace was again clouded by the war he was overseeing from abroad. The dominant theme from his news conference here dealt with the mounting military campaign in Libya, not his a greater role in world affairs,” Obama said at the midpoint of his five-day trip, the first extended visit of his life to this region. “Latin America,” he said, “is more important to the prosperity and security of the United States than ever before.” The Chilean stop itself made Obama’s point, as he heralded fresh deals on everything from disaster response to trade to student exchanges. The president is committing time to Latin America as a means to boost the chances of job creation back home and, more broadly, to solidify relations with nations whose support the United States needs across its agenda. He also offered a doctrine that demanded more from the countries of the region. “Let’s recommit to defending democracy and human rights in our own countries,” Obama said. After lauding Latin America’s diversity and peace, he also spoke of corruption, inequalities, and power wrongly limited to the hands of a few. wearing glasses. The car had dry cleaning hanging in the rear driver’s-side window, according to police. Anyone having information on this incident is asked to call the Redwood City Police Department at 780-7100.


Barack Obama talks about the Chilean miners during his remarks at the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda in Santiago, Chile.
outreach to Chile or the Americas. Obama sought to tie it all together by saying that many nations of Latin America have shown everyone what works in transforming to democracy: Nonviolence, empowAt approximately 4:30 p.m., the girl said she was walking down the street when a man in his 40s in a newer model gray four-door sedan pulled into a driveway and blocked her path. He opened the car door, threatened her and ordered her into the car. She refused and the man erment of citizens, accountability for wrongs and commitment to human rights. “This is the Latin America that I see — a region on the move, proud of its progress and ready to assume

AT&T:T-Mobile 3G phones will need to be replaced
NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. said Monday that if its deal to buy TMobile USA goes through, T-Mobile subscribers with “3G” phones will need to replace those to keep their wireless broadband service working. But there will be plenty of time to do that. Dallas-based AT&T said Sunday it had agreed to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. If approved by regulators, the deal would close in about a year.

Man wanted for attempted kidnapping
Redwood City police are on the lookout for a man who reportedly attempted to kidnap a girl on the 100 block of Arch Street yesterday afternoon.

Local brief
fled in the car east on Hopkins Avenue from Arch Street, according to police. The man was described as white, with short gray hair, heavy set and


and, if appropriate, fined. I think that is a much better solution than the threedog rule because it actually addresses the problem and provides an easily enforceable solution without punishing somebody with legitimate reason to bring more than three dogs into the park and actively supervise them. Pension reform is a national hot button issue, with some states actually disbanding municipal unions to deal with it. While I do agree that there is a need for pension reform, it is important to understand what problems it deals with and what problems it does not deal with. In California, the law is clear that cities cannot take away pension benefits from their employees. Thus, pension reform, for most cities, becomes the development of a two-tier system with the existing employees coming under the new system. While this will provide some financial relief to cities in the long term, it does nothing for today’s problem whatsoever for the simple reason that most cities are not hiring, they are laying people off. Thus, there are no new employees on the new and less costly system. Thus, while there is a public clamor for pension reform, there must also be a clamor for dealing with today’s problems as well. In Foster City, our employees already contribute more than most other local

Tuesday • March 22, 2011


Problems and solutions
By Charlie Bronitsky

am a firm believer that if there is no problem, there is no need for a law and when there is a problem, the law or the solution should be designed to address the problem. When it was proposed to pass a law requiring all residents contract for trash pickup, I voted against the law because it had never been a problem and so I believed that no law was needed. A majority agreed and the law did not pass. Recently there have been a few problems at our dog park. Most of these problems seem to stem from a lack of responsibility on the part of a few people who use the park. In response, there was a proposal to make what had been a rule, the “three-dog limit,” into a law punishable as a civil misdemeanor. My problem with this law was not that there was not a problem with some people at the dog park but that the law did not really address the problem and that in practicality it was not readily enforceable. Despite the fact that my criticism of the proposed law was agreed with by a majority, I was the only one who did not vote in favor of the law and so it passed. What I have suggested that we do instead was that Foster City residents would have to obtain a low-cost license for each of their dogs that uses the dog park; any problems could easily be handled by simply revoking this license. Anyone who did not have a license could be removed from the park


Guest perspective
cities do toward the current pension benefits. However, increasing the employee contributions is one of the ways in which today’s problems can be addressed. Another way, one that I have been advocating for some time, is to deal with the labor representatives to establish freezes, reductions or an increase in the employee contributions to benefits. I strongly believe that such a solution is in the best interest of all and addresses not only future problems but the problems we are facing right now. Layoffs are not the solution; they are the effect of not reaching an agreement that provides a solution. March 28 and perhaps March 29 as well will be another budget study session for our council. I urge as many of you as can come to those to come and give us your feedback. If you cannot make it, please email us and let us know what you are thinking. We are all working hard at trying to find solutions to the economic problems facing us today and your help and suggestions are valuable to us.
Charles Bronitsky is a member of the Foster City Council. He can be reached at 286-3504 or

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Letters to the editor
Caltrain’s budget solution?
Editor, Caltrain is facing horrible budget deficit and proposes to close many of its stops. But how much will they save with this? Caltrain’s budget is about $100 million. Of this, $14 million is being spent for fuel (and $10 million for the administration). Fuel is being burnt mostly while acceleration (MPG on streets is less than MPG on freeways). If Caltrain cancels 10 of 27 stops, about $4 million will be saved on fuel. But on the other hand, Caltrain gets about 40 percent of its revenue from fares, which means $40 million. Stops proposed for closure give 13 percent of the ridership, or $5 million in fares. If stops are canceled — some people will go to other stops, but some will stop riding, and Caltrain will likely lose $3 million. So finally Caltrain will save just $1 million. The deficit is about $30 million. To find this miserable million, Caltrain should cut a bit on administration and also lay off those men who blow dust off platforms and powerwash them every week — an unnecessary job that bothers passengers.

Yevgeniny Lysyy Palo Alto

ting the contract.” Might I add that if I told every client looking to buy a house with a lumpy unkempt sidewalk just to cut down all the trees they might look for another Realtor ... and rightly so.

An argument against tree removal
Editor, I was horrified when I learned about the tree removal in Foster City (“Days numbered for levee trees” in the March 15 edition of the Daily Journal). I too enjoy long walks along the pathway there, and as a resident and taxpayer in Foster City I can’t help but wonder what the city is thinking. As a Realtor (Zip Realty) I know enough about levees to be able to say that tree roots act as a rebar, supporting the soil in floods and heavy rain. That is why trees are very important in rainy/flood-prone areas. How sad the city has not done any research into this instead of just “get-

Lorraine Smith Foster City

Where’s Pat?
Editor, We are waiting for your explanation Pat Robertson. Why did this horrible earthquake happen? Was it because God was mad at Japan for being friendly to the United States after repealing DADT? Or, could it be that he triggered a tsunami as a warning to those who may have been enjoying the beaches in a sinful manner? We need your revered insight, Rev. Robertson.

Jorg Aadahl San Mateo

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ittle did I ever think I would be in the soup over, well, actually soup. I don’t think I’m particularly messy at work if you don’t count my desk of dust and documents. I don’t bring Costco quantities of food for lifetime storage in the company refrigerator, although there are those days I bring some yogurt and discover a container still hiding on the door shelf. Coffee? I’m usually chugging from a shop-bought paper cup in hand or spilling it on my desktop calendar instead of brewing pots in the communal kitchen. And utensils — I’m a big fan of the plastic spoon and fork for my frozen culinary fallbacks mostly because I tend not to throw a piece of real equipment in my lunch bag. In other words, when the kitchen rules were sent out weeks ago I considered myself safe from scrutiny because of outdated food, dirty coffee carafes left on long after the liquid had burned away or dirty utensils and dishes piling up in the sink. In fact, I had a good chuckle when the email came from a coworker self-labeled as the kitchen’s Central Scrutinizer. Not kidding; the cyber decree included a numbered list of rules to keep the company’s communal kitchen neat and tidy and less looking like a frat house the day after a party. Wipe up after yourself. You make a dish, you wash a dish. Overflows in the microwave cannot be left to dry and cake on the bottom. Label all food inside the refrigerator with your name and the date — guess the sniff test isn’t a reliable judge. And if you finish the coffee, turn it off and clean the pot! This isn’t rocket science and some would say those using the kitchen for their mid-morning caffeine, quick lunch fare and afternoon pick-me-ups are all adults of generally sound mind and judgment. So how is it we’ve collectively become a group that acts like a gaggle of preadolescent teen boys who still want their mommy to play maid? How can it be that otherwise responsible folks are quick to point fingers and claim “Not me” when confronted with their own lazy streaks? The email also threatened punishments, namely the loss of the coffee pot, the microwave, any and all other items that had been supplied by the Central Scrutinizer and, most frightening of all, bread. The cleanliness overlord is also a County Fair awardwinning carbohydrate maestro so the threat of no more toasty, soft sourdough goodness cut through the company like a hot knife through butter (albeit properly washed after). Of course, he couldn’t be serious. Or could he? Word of the first test whispered through the office in hushed voices and guesses as to the guilty party. Seems somebody — Not me! — had left the coffee pot dirty and off. So the pot was removed. That same guilty party then found the backup coffee pot and established a new pot. The scrutinizer is not that easily fooled! He poured out the piping hot brew and hid away the second pot. Feel free to imagine the colorful commentary that accompanied both moments of truth. So it is little wonder that we joked in the newsroom about being so skittish in the kitchen we wiped up other people’s bread crumbs from the counter and vigilantly watched boiling cups in the microwave. And it is little wonder that when my time came under the microscope I was afraid. Very afraid. “Who left a container of soup in the refrigerator with no name or date?” came the accusatory question. I nearly laughed at the idea of yet another kitchen criminal until I realized it was me. My low sodium minestrone was suddenly the smoking gun. “Me,” I said in the smallest voice possible, pushing myself into the office chair and waiting for the floor to open up. “I’m sorry. I thought it was OK because I wasn’t going to leave it beyond today.” Tsk tsk, came the reply, along with a soft tap to the outstretched hand I offered up for my requisite flogging. I can’t play favorites, he said, although that came with an offer to tape my business card on my plastic soup container. Never did I think I’d get in trouble. Never do I think it will happen again. After all, if I can’t stand the heat of the Central Scrutinizer’s wrath, I know well where I better not be.

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Tuesday • March 22, 2011



Dow back above 12,000
Dow 12,036.53 +178.01 Nasdaq 2,692.09 +48.42 S&P 500 1,298.38 +19.18 10-Yr Bond 3.3230% +0.0460 Oil (per barrel) 102.04 Gold 1,426.20
By Stan Choe and David K. Randall

Wall Street
1.5 percent, to 1,298.38. The Nasdaq composite rose 48.42, or 1.8 percent, to 2,692.09. Energy stocks led the market higher after oil prices climbed back above $103 per barrel. Schlumberger Ltd., which helps companies drill for oil and gas, rose 4.4 percent to $89.73. ConocoPhillips rose 2.9 percent to $77.55. Worries about Japan’s stricken nuclear reactors eased after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the situation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant appeared to be stabilizing. Containment at three of the plant’s six reactors was intact, the commission said. Tiffany & Co. rose 5.1 percent to $60.22 after reporting higher-thanexpected earnings. The jeweler said Japan’s earthquake could hurt its earnings because of store closings and limited hours. The company does 18 percent of its business there. The violence in Libya and Japan’s earthquake have led to many large swings in the Dow since late February. The Dow rose or fell by 100 points or more during three days last week. Eight of the 15 trading days since the start of March have had swings that large.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Citigroup Inc.,down 7 cents at $4.43 The bank plans to reinstate a quarterly dividend of a penny per share in the second quarter after launching a 1-for-10 reverse stock split. Tiffany & Co.,up $2.93 at $60.22 The jeweler said strong holiday demand and new products boosted quarterly profit,but cut its guidance because of the hit to its Japan business. AT&T Inc.,up 32 cents at $28.26 The wireless carrier is seeking to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion.The combined entity would be the largest cell phone company in the U.S. Sprint Nextel Corp.,down 69 cents at $4.36 The country’s No. 3 wireless carrier had reportedly sought a deal with T-Mobile USA, which AT&T Inc.said it is planning to buy. Supervalu Inc.,up 23 cents at $8.36 A Barron’s article over the weekend said a turnaround could finally be taking place at the long-struggling grocery chain. The New York Times Co.,up 51 cents at $9.69 A Citigroup analyst said the company’s flagship newspaper should be able to get enough people to start paying for online content. NASDAQ OptionsXpress Holdings Inc.,up $2.57 at $17.90 The online brokerage services provider is being bought by discount broker Charles Schwab Corp.for $1 billion. XenoPort Inc.,down 41 cents at $6.26 The biopharmaceutical will stop developing a treatment for severe heartburn after the experimental drug failed a mid-stage clinical trial.

NEW YORK — Stocks started the week with big gains Monday on a major telecommunications deal and signs that Japan’s nuclear crisis was stabilizing. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time since a nuclear power plant in Japan failed following a massive earthquake and tsunami. In the U.S., AT&T Inc. said it would buy rival T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, creating the largest U.S. cellphone company. Charles Schwab Corp. said it would buy online brokerage services provider OptionsXpress for $1 billion. The deals raised hopes that more corporate buyouts could be on the way as businesses become more confident in the economic recovery. “You only expand when you have a good feeling about the future,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at New York-based brokerage house Avalon Partners. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 178.01 points, or 1.5 percent, to 12,036.53. The index has gained 3.6 percent over the last three trading days, its largest jump over the same amount of time since September. The S&P 500 index gained 19.18, or

Anthem Blue Cross delays rate hike

LOS ANGELES — Anthem Blue Cross, the largest health plan in California, said Monday it will delay and reduce rate hikes that would have hit some 600,000 policyholders at an estimated cost of $40 million. Anthem is one of four major health insurers in the state who earlier agreed to put off premium increases for at least 60 days at the request of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Los Angeles-based Anthem said it will delay a planned 9.8 percent premium increase from April 1 to July 1 and reduce it to 9.1 percent. The company also said it will put off increases in deductibles and co-payments from April 1 to Jan. 1.

“Our mission is to ensure quality health care for residents of the state at the most affordable price,” Anthem President Pam Kehaly said in a statement. However, she said more must be done to halt the unrelenting rise of health care costs. Taken together, the premium and benefit changes would have amounted to a 16.4 percent cost hike for policyholders in the middle of the year and might have forced people who thought they had met their deductibles to put off treatment, Jones said at a news conference. That would be “akin to moving the goal post downfield in the middle of the game,” he said. Anthem did not provide any dollar figures for how the 9.1 percent increase

will affect policyholders. However, Jones said delaying the increases will save California policyholders at least $40 million. Anthem Blue Cross said it lost about $110 million on individual health insurance coverage in California last year and expected to lose money again this year despite the upcoming increases. Last week, Blue Shield of California announced it was withdrawing its plan to increase health insurance rates for individual policyholders in what would have been the third such rate hike since October. The three hikes combined would have raised rates by as much as 87 percent for some of its 200,000 policyholders, according to the state Department of Insurance.

With rewards, Zynga hopes to get you hooked
By Barbara Ortutay

NEW YORK — Beware, if you’re among the hordes who wonder where the time went after becoming absorbed in online games such as “FarmVille” and “CityVille.” Zynga, the hot Internet startup that created those ever-engrossing pastimes, is introducing another reason to goof off. The lure this time is “RewardVille,” a show of appreciation aimed at getting players even more absorbed in their

online farms, cities, crime rings and poker games. The program unveiled a week ago doles out game points and credits that can be used to buy more virtual goodies on Zynga’s existing games. It’s the latest attempt to deepen people’s attachment to Zynga’s strangely addictive world at a time attention spans are becoming more fickle. Several entertainment options now bombard people on an array of digital devices. Zynga’s success in capturing people’s free time so far has been remarkable — and profitable, according to the privately

held company’s executives. Its games are simple, but getting ahead requires time and dedication. In “CityVille,” for example, players start with a simple plot of land, roads and buildings. They can add businesses, farms and landmarks through lots of faithful dragging and clicking of the mouse. They can invite friends to play and send them virtual gifts. All games are free to play, but players can pay real money — a few coins or dollars at a time — to buy special items or reach a higher level of play more quickly.

Home sales fell 9.6 February
By Derek Kravitz

Business brief
Treasury:Will begin selling mortgage securities
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department announced Monday that it will begin selling its remaining $142 billion in holdings of mortgage-backed securities purchased during the financial crisis. Treasury officials said the first sales of up to $10 billion in the securities, primarily issued by troubled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, would start this month. Assistant Treasury Secretary Mary Miller said the sales represented a continuation of efforts by the government to wind down the emergency programs put in place in 2008 and 2009 to help restore market stability.

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought previously occupied homes in February and those who did purchased them at steep discounts. The weak sales and rise in foreclosures pushed home prices down to their lowest level in nearly 9 years. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of previously occupied homes fell last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million. That’s down 9.6 percent from 5.4 million in January. The pace is far below the 6 million homes a year that economists say represents a healthy market. Nearly 40 percent of the sales last

month were either foreclosures or short sales, when the seller accepts less than they owe on the mortgage. One-third of all sales were purchased in cash — twice the rate from a year ago. In troubled housing markets such as Las Vegas and Miami, cash deals represent about half of sales. The median sales price fell 5.2 percent to $156,100, the lowest level since April 2002. “This information suggests that value investors are entering the market, possibly a sign that home sales and construction are nearing a bottom,” said Joseph A. LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist for Deutsche Bank Securities. “Lower prices are certainly a factor behind the opportunistic buying.”

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

<< Sharks’ rookie phenom day-to-day, page 12 • Stanford women advance easily, page 13

The best of winter W
hile there is still one week left in the winter sports season — the boys’ and girls’ state basketball finals are this weekend — it became spring for the Daily Journal sports department with the elimination of Notre DameBelmont from the girls’ NorCal playoffs two weeks ago. We won’t officially turn the page, however, until we honor the top athletes from the winter season. Over the next week, we will unveil the best boys’ and girls’ basketball players, best boys’ and girls’ basketball player as well as the top wrestler in San Mateo County. There is no official criteria we follow to determine San Mateo County’s best. After spending three months closely following the teams and the players in the county, we believe the athletes selected are the best. The decision is based on the athletes’ entire body of work and how much they meant to their teams. To use a term that has been in the sports pages recently, these athletes pass the “eye test.” That is, you just know they are good from seeing them play a handful of times. As good as the Burlingame boys basketball team was, forward Rodrigo Puliceno was the straw that stirred the Panthers’ drink. He was the main Panther opponents had to keep in check and yet Puliceno was a double-double machine, scoring 12 points and pulling down 12 rebounds per game. Any time a player scores 20 points in a basketball game, it’s a special occasion, especially at the high school level. Terra Nova's Terilyn Moe averaged over 21

Living up to expectations
By Nathan Mollat

See LOUNGE, Page 14

What did Woodside’s Taylor Duffner mean to the Wildcats’ girls soccer team this season? Wildcats coach Jose Navarrete said in his team’s Central Coast Section playoff game against Mountain View, two Woodside player were wide open — while four defenders collapsed on Duffner. Duffner’s value to the Wildcats could not be understated this year. It was apparent early in the season, the Wildcats would go as Duffer went: if Woodside was going to win games, it was going to be Duffner carrying the load. Duffner scored? Woodside won. No Duffner strike? The worst the Wildcats could hope for was a scoreless tie. “I told her, it’s (the offense) going to be on you,” Navarrete said. “[The opposition is] going to try to stop you. “But they’re not going to get faster overnight. [Duffner is] not going to lose her advantage.” Blessed with blinding speed and better ball control, Duffner was often a one-man offense for the Wildcats, oftentimes receiving the ball near midfield and then trying to beat the defense to the goal 60 yards away. Very seldom was she caught. The U.C. Davis-bound Duffner scored 16 goals this season, including 12 in Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division play. She kept the

Wildcats in the hunt for a Bay Division title until the final two weeks of the season and was named the Bay Division striker of the year. Her efforts have also earned her the honor of the Daily Journal’s Female Soccer Player of the Year. “Knowing that people are going out and saying, ‘Watch out for her,’ (means) they actually think I’m a good player. That’s cool,” Duffner said. “(But) I’m kind of a modest person. I never went out there thinking I was the best.” It turns out she was among the best. Playing for a squad that featured a number of freshmen starters, had to move more attack-minded players into defensive roles and lacked a true play-making midfield, Duffner was forced to not only score, but often had to be the one to initiate the offense as well. “If she didn’t create it herself, she wasn’t getting the ball. She wasn’t getting the ball fed to her,” Navarrete said. “She was [chasing down] the ball kicked upfield for her. “And she was usually dragging two [defenders] along.” And yet after repeated 40-, 50- and 60-yard sprints, Duffner never appeared to tire, nor show signs of frustration. If one of her attacking forays was turned aside, Duffner calmly turned around and returned to position, to prepare for her next offensive assault. “I knew I had to lead my team, knowing they were all so young. (They) were relying

on me and the other seniors. I knew that going into games,” Duffner said. “If I get frustrated for (someone else) messing up, it’s just stupid. (Teammates are) trying their hardest. I’ll critique them, but not in a mean way. They’re putting their work in like I am.” Perhaps Duffner is more tolerant of mistakes by others because she knows how hard the game can be. Playing since she was 5 years old, Duffner has not always been a lethal finisher. Her touch on the ball was lacking, so breakaways turned into goalkeeper saves because Duffner would touch the ball too far in front of her. Or, she would slam a shot right at the keeper — or over the goal. “In my earlier years, I had a lot of opportunities, but they would not go in,” Duffner said, adding she worked diligently on her ball handling skills over the years. “In the past four years, I think I’ve improved a lot as player.” Despite being the most feared Woodside player, Duffner never carried herself like a superstar. Navarrete said just her overall character makes her one of his favorite players of all time. “She will never be replaced. There might be someone who gets the numbers, but Taylor is Taylor. Taylor is a unique kid all the way around,” Navarrete said. “Getting those goals when it was a piranha attack on her, I was amazed by it. “She never did show any frustration. She never said, ‘Gosh, if I could only play with Aragon’s midfield.’ She just kept going at it. She is just relentless.”

A swing around county baseball

This week, the Peninsula Athletic League and West Catholic Athletic League baseball seasons will be in full swing, while West Bay Athletic League play doesn’t begin until next month. Because of differences in spring break schedules, both the Bay and Ocean started division play last week, but a full PAL slate of games is on the docket for the rest of this week — weather permitting. The PAL’s Bay Division should shape up to be one of the strongest in the section. Both Burlingame and Hillsdale advanced to CCS championship games last season, with the Panthers winning the Division II title. Both return pieces from those teams which can only help in 2011. Last year, Burlingame and Carlmont finished as co-champs while Hillsdale, MenloAtherton and Aragon were all only one game behind. Burlingame is breaking in a new manager in Shawn Scott and are struggling offensively heading into league play. Pitching has been strong, however, allowing just over three runs per game as a team. The Scots appear to be firing on all cylinders right now with a team batting average of

See BASEBALL, Page 14


Tuesday • March 22, 2011



Female-heavy jury for Bonds perjury trial
By Ronald Blum

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds finally sat across the court room Monday from the 12 people who will judge whether or not the greatest home-run hitter of all time lied about taking drugs. Following a daylong selection process, eight women and four men were picked to hear the federal government’s case against the 46-yearold former San Francisco Giants star, who is charged with four counts of lying to a grand jury and one count of obstruction for testifying in 2003 that he never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs. Among the jurors there was no shortage of opinion on baseball’s Steroids Era or drugs in sports, though all indicated they could rule impartially in the case of Bonds, who holds the records for home runs in a

Barry Bonds

career (762) and a season (73). Juror No. 69 was angered Congress investigated steroids in sports “on my dime.” “They should be solving things like the national

debt,” he said. He made it onto the panel, even though he said Bonds had “probably not (received) a fair trial in the court of public opinion.” Jurors were identified by number rather than name, and U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said their identities won’t be revealed until the day after the verdict. From the initial pool of potential jurors who filled out 19-page questionnaires last week, Illston dismissed 38 based on answers, which included whether they had attended Giants

games in the last five years, and whether they were familiar with the Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball or congressional hearings into steroids use. Several were dismissed because they said they had formed opinions on the case. Another was dropped because of the death of a grandmother last weekend, and two more because they said jury duty would be a hardship. Illston denied three other hardship requests. Thirty-six underwent 70 minutes of questioning from Illston in the morning, and another hour from prosecutors and defense lawyers in the afternoon. After a break, Illston’s clerk read the numbers of the chosen 12 and two alternates — down from the four originally intended. Two jurors, both women, are black and 10 are white in a case that could see race become an issue. Juror No. 24, an Air Force veteran who was not selected, brought it up under questioning. “I pretty much

think he was singled out because of his race,” the man said. Juror No. 56, one of the black women selected, said for baseball and the NFL the “commissioner’s office should deal with” steroids. “I think it’s up to them and not the government to be involved,” she said. Bonds, who in his playing days relaxed by leaning back in his black, leather recliner in the corner of the Giants clubhouse, was attired in a dark suit, white shirt and silver tie and sat in a brown swivel chair about 20 feet from the judge on the 19th floor of the Phillip Burton Federal Building. Bonds spent most of the day speaking quietly with his lawyers and looking at the jurors as they answered questions. A short distance away at the prosecution table, his back to Bonds, was Jeff Novitzky, the federal agent who has pursued athletes over drug allegations for eight years with dogged intensity. Bonds is the biggest star to

face trial because of his efforts. Bonds’ legal team, which spilled over to a side table and the first row of spectator seats, outnumbered the government’s 13-5. When his primary lawyers, Allen Ruby and Cristina C. Arguedas, gave their names for the record, Illston responded: “Is that it?” Bonds earned $192.8 million from the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants during 23 professional seasons, including 22 in the majors, according to an analysis of his contracts by The Associated Press, so it’s no surprise he can afford the best defense money can buy. About a dozen photographers milled outside, but few fans were there to see Bonds walk into the courthouse. Several jurors said they could keep an open mind even though they had heard much about the case because they believed media reports on Bonds either contained inaccuracies or omissions.

Sharks’ Couture day to day with lower-body injury
By Josh Dubow

SAN JOSE — San Jose Sharks rookie Logan Couture sat out practice Monday after leaving the previous game following a hard fall into the boards, but is relieved his injury is not nearly as serious as he originally feared. Couture left Saturday’s game against St. Louis early in the second period. He slammed hard into the boards and appeared to hurt his right leg. He had to be helped off the ice by

teammates and is listed as day to day with a lowerbody injury. “It was scary,” he said. “I went in there and tried to stop. I don’t even know if Logan Couture anyone touched me. The way my leg went in, it didn’t feel very good. I wanted to get up. I was trying to but the ref came over and said to stay down. There wasn’t much feeling in my leg. As soon as I got off the ice it

started to feel better. I was able to put pressure on it. It wasn’t as bad as it looked.” Couture said he is feeling much better than he thought he would two days after the injury and hoped to be back on the ice to practice on Tuesday. He did not rule out playing Wednesday night against Calgary, although the Sharks may be hesitant to rush him back with the start of the playoffs just over three weeks away. “I don’t like sitting out games,” he said. “If I’m healthy. I want to play. That’s how I am. I’ve sat out enough games in my junior career and last

year a bit and a couple of games this year. It’s not fun. I want to be back on the ice.” Couture has been one of San Jose’s most consistent players all season and one of the leading contenders to win the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie. Couture is second on the team with 27 goals, the most ever by a rookie in franchise history, to go along with 21 assists. He is also tied for the team lead with a plus-15 rating as he has been strong on both ends of the ice. His eight game-winning goals are two off Alex Ovechkin’s league-lead-

ing total and one shy of the rookie record set by Steve Larmer in 198283 for Chicago. “He’s a big part of our team, as is everybody,” said assistant coach Trent Yawney, who ran practice with head coach Todd McLellan traveling back from his brother-in-law’s funeral in Saskatchewan. “You don’t want to be losing guys at this time of year. It’s encouraging. I’m glad to hear he is feeling better.” Couture’s injury happened at almost the same spot on the ice where All-Star defenseman Dan Boyle took an awkward fall the previous game.


Spokane Regional, the very site where the Cardinal won four years ago to end a 10-year Final Four drought. Centhya Hart scored 15 points to lead scrappy St. John’s (22-11), which fell in the second round for the second straight year and still has never won twice in the tournament. Kayla Pedersen had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists in her final game at Maples and Pac-10 Player of the Year Jeanette Pohlen wasn’t as sharp as usual in scoring eight points in her last hurrah at home. Pohlen received a standing ovation when she sat down for good with 4:09 to play. Pedersen followed to her own cheers less than a minute later. It was largely because of these two that this group became the first batch of seniors at Stanford never to lose at home. But this one was all Ogwumike. Nneka Ogwumike shot 10 for 16 and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Chiney aggressively crashed the boards for six offensive rebounds, creating second chances for her team while playing on her 19th birthday. Two days earlier, it was Stanford’s hot shooting from long range that led to another victory in the program’s quest for a fourth straight Final Four. This time, it was dominant inside play and timely rebounding by the star sisters from Texas that carrried the Cardinal into the round of 16 with their 25th straight win since a pair of road defeats at DePaul and Tennessee in mid-December. St. John’s went 5:03 between its first and second field goals early in the second half as Stanford methodically extended its lead and turned the game into a rout. The Cardinal went ahead by 20, 57-37, on Pedersen’s 3-pointer with 11:24 remaining.

Tuesday • March 22, 2011


Stanford women cruise past St.John’s
By Janie McCauley

Top-seeded Stanford fell behind early and the Ogwumike sisters took it upon themselves to do something about it. Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 22 points, little sister Chiney added 13 points and 12 rebounds and Stanford overcame a slow start to reach the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 with a 75-49 win over St. John’s on Monday night. The Cardinal (31-2) captured their schoolrecord 63rd straight victory at Maples Pavilion, capping a perfect run by the seniors on their home floor for their careers — the first group in school history to accomplish that feat. Stanford advances to play Saturday against the winner of fourth-seeded Kentucky and No. 5 North Carolina in the semifinals of the


Nnemkadi Ogwumike (shooting) scored 22 points in Stanford’s 75-49 win Monday.

Spurs hand Warriors their latest loss, 111-96

SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili scored 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs got a scare when Tim Duncan sprained his left ankle in a 111-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Duncan would be out “a while” but didn’t have a timetable. The injury looked potentially serious as Duncan lay on his side, clutching his foot with both hands, for more than a minute. The 34-year-old All-

Star steadied himself with the help of trainers while limping off the court. Ekpe Udoh led Golden State with 15 points. It was Udoh’s foot that Duncan appeared to be trying to avoid while landing awkwardly after hitting a short jumper in the first quarter. Tony Parker added 17 points and 15 assists. Until now, Duncan has avoided the aches and injuries that have hampered him in recent years. He’s been so surprisingly durable that he’s only missed one game. That was Saturday

against Charlotte — when Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn’t want to risk Duncan injuring himself on the second night of a back-to-back. Popovich’s biggest fear happened two nights later instead. The Warriors made a run at the Spurs run with Duncan out. Golden State trailed 64-58 in the third after a burst that left Popovich furious. His frustration cost him a technical foul, barking at official Leroy Richardson over a perceived foul on Richard Jefferson that wasn’t called.

But the Spurs — and Popovich — quickly settled down. San Antonio ended the quarter on a 20-9 run to blow the game back open. Rookie Tiago Splitter, the 7footer who got his first NBA start in place of Duncan on Saturday, filled in again for his idol and finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Steve Novak scored 13 points and Jefferson had 12 for the Spurs. Acie Law and Dorrell Wright scored 14 apiece as the Warriors

dropped their fifth straight. Golden State played a night after getting pummeled at Dallas by 28 points, and have one stop left in Houston on Wednesday before returning home Friday to host Toronto. The loss assured Golden State a 14th straight season without a win in San Antonio. Put another way, the Warriors have never won in San Antonio since Duncan was drafted in 1997. But Golden State has given the Spurs two Duncan scares this season.


Tuesday • March 22, 2011


were winless in Ocean play in 2010. The WCAL league season opened last week, with Serra picking up an early win over Riordan. But the Padres get an early-season test when they face St. Francis (Monday), Mitty (Friday) and Bellarmine (March 28) in three of their next four games. The Padres are breaking in a number of new starters this season, as is usual, since they tend to just plug in a new piece and continue winning. Michael McEntee is hitting .455 with a team-leading eight RBI. Andre Mercurial leads the team with a .450 average. The Padres schedule some of the toughest competition in the Bay Area and should be more than battled tested for the grind of WCAL play. In the West Bay Athletic League, Menlo School is the defending league and CCS Division III champion. The Knights have picked up where they left off last season, off to a 7-1 start this year. Menlo has the perfect combination of established, productive juniors and seniors, mixed with talented up and comers. Junior shortstop Freddy Avis is already gaining attention from college scouts and could be the next Knight to take his game down the road to Stanford. The Knights have played a solid non-league schedule and are 5-0 against PAL Bay Division teams so far this year. They appear to be the class of the WBAL.

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nearly .300 and a team earned run average of less than two runs per game. Hillsdale joined the elite last season, advancing all the way to the CCS Division III championship before falling to Menlo School. Manager Neal Donahoe has steadily turned the Knights into a viable contender. Menlo-Atherton surprised people last season and are off to a decent start this year. Aragon is always tough and have shown some resiliency already this season. This year, El Camino and Sequoia join the party, after taking the top two spots in the Ocean Division last season. Ocean Division champion El Camino should have the talent and experience to contend for a Bay crown in its first season. Manager Carlos Roman is well respected and one of the best baseball men around. It also helps to have horse-like pitcher Steve Knudson, who gives the Colts a chance to win every time he takes the mound. Sequoia, which finished runner-up to El Camino last season, has so far beaten the teams it should and is playing tough against better teams.


Hillsdale has built up its program based on pitching and solid defense.Nick Serrata,who can play several infield positions,was one of the top third basemen in the PAL last yerar.
The Ocean Division could be a war of attrition this season, as nearly every squad heads into league play struggling. Considering many of these squad have already faced each other in various tournaments and non-league games, expect most games to be fairly competitive. championship actually began at the end of the 2010 season. Despite being one of the best heavyweights in the section last year, El Camino’s Kelly had a subpar league tournament and was left on the outside looking in. Kelly dedicated himself to the sport this season and proved he was one of the best in the state. *** Earlier this month, former CSM football coach Bill Dickey was inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Visalia. Dickey went 78-48-3 in two different stints as the Bulldogs’ head coach, but he spent several years as an assistant before taking over the head coaching duties. Dickey moved from Oklahoma City and went on to become at star athlete at South San Francisco High, making the high school All-American team. He later starred as offensive lineman at CSM, leading the Bulldogs to a state championship in 1959 and earning JC AllAmerican honors. While nearly any of the teams can win the Ocean title, keep an eye on Westmoor. The Rams have played three Bay Division squads during the preseason — Hillsdale, Carlmont and Terra Nova — and while they lost all three games, they were competitive. That should bode well for league play as the Rams After finishing his collegiate career at Utah State and coaching high school football in Utah for several years, he returned to CSM in 1965. By 1968, he was the head man. During his time leading the Bulldogs, they won three conference championships and he was conference coach of the year in 1972 and 1981. When he did leave the Bulldogs, he didn’t go very far, serving as an assistant at both Stanford and Cal, and also served as the special teams coach for the Oakland Invaders of the USFL. Dickey was one of 10 former community college athletes elected to the hall of fame. Others inducted included Ernie Nevers, one of the greatest college football players of all time, who got his start at Santa Rosa high and junior college.

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points per game, to go along with six rebounds, nearly six assists and almost four steals. In other words, Moe filled the stat sheet. The Daily Journal’s boys’ Soccer Player of the Year Stefano Bonomo was that rare soccer star who not only made others around him better with his distribution, but was one of the Panthers’ most lethal finishers. He is the true definition of an attacking midfielder. Woodside’s Taylor Duffner had the unenviable task of being the Wildcats’ lone, consistent offensive threat. With her speed and precision around the goal, she was arguably the most feared striker in the county. Despite carrying her team’s offensive fortunes on her back, Duffner kept the Wildcats in the hunt for a division title as well as a spot in the CCS semifinals. Trevor Kelly’s quest for a CCS wrestling

Baseball Brief
CSM 8, Cañada 1
College of San Mateo claimed San Mateo County baseball supremacy with a sweep of the only Coast Conference meetings with rivals Skyline and Cañada. CSM came from behind to win Monday’s make-up game, which was moved to the College of San Mateo campus (with Cañada the home team), 8-1, banging out 12 hits in the process. The combination of Devin Bradley (Carlmont) and Doug Caldwell went nine innings, allowing only one hit and no earned runs. With his performance, Bradley lowered his ERA to 0.52 — good for second in the state behind his teammate Josh Fredendall (Hillsdale) who boasts a perfect 0.00. The win comes a week after CSM blanked Skyline 5-0 in San Bruno. Chris Killeen had three hits for the Bulldogs while Cody Zimmerman went yard for CSM.

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Tuesday • March 22, 2011




@ Phoenix 6 p.m. CSN-CAL



Detroit Kansas City Seattle Toronto Minnesota Los Angeles Baltimore Cleveland Boston Texas New York Tampa Bay Oakland Chicago W 18 14 12 12 13 11 10 10 12 10 9 9 10 8 L 9 8 7 9 10 12 11 11 14 12 12 12 14 14 Pct .667 .636 .632 .571 .565 .478 .476 .476 .462 .455 .429 .429 .417 .364

Atlantic Division W L Pct y-Boston 50 19 .725 Philadelphia 36 34 .514 New York 35 35 .500 New Jersey 22 47 .319 Toronto 20 50 .286 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 48 22 .686 x-Orlando 45 26 .634 Atlanta 40 30 .571 Charlotte 28 41 .406 Washington 17 51 .250 Central Division W L Pct y-Chicago 50 19 .725 Indiana 31 40 .437 Milwaukee 28 41 .406 Detroit 25 45 .357 Cleveland 13 56 .188 GB — 14 1/2 15 1/2 28 30 1/2 GB — 3 1/2 8 19 1/2 3 GB — 20 22 25 1/2 37

Atlantic Division W x-Philadelphia 44 Pittsburgh 42 N.Y.Rangers 39 New Jersey 34 N.Y.Islanders 28 Northeast Division W Boston 39 Montreal 40 Buffalo 35 Toronto 32 Ottawa 27 Southeast Division W Washington 42 Tampa Bay 39 Carolina 33 Atlanta 30 Florida 29 L 19 23 30 34 33 L 22 26 28 31 36 L 21 22 29 30 33 OT 8 8 4 4 12 OT 10 7 9 10 9 OT 10 11 10 12 10 Pts 96 92 82 72 68 Pts 88 87 79 74 63 Pts 94 89 76 72 68 GF 228 213 215 154 203 GF 213 200 214 192 164 GF 198 214 201 202 182 GA 190 181 179 182 233 GA 175 185 208 225 223 GA 176 217 214 238 198

vs.Calgary 7 p.m. CSN-CAL

@ Houston 5:30 p.m. CSN-BAY

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

vs.Wizards 6 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Dallas 6 p.m.

vs.Seattle 7:30 p.m.




at Union 1 p.m.

atVancouver 7p.m.

vs.Toronto @ Red Bulls vs.Chivas 1 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY Badminton Carlmont at Aragon, Crystal Springs Uplands at Menlo Atherton,Jefferson at Sequoia,South City at Mills, Hillsdale at Westmoor, San Mateo at Terra Nova,3:15 p.m.;El Camino at Woodside,3:30 p.m.; Capuchino at Burlingame,4 p.m. Baseball Half Moon Bay at San Mateo, Capuchino at Westmoor, Mills at South City, Jefferson at Woodside, 3:15 p.m.;Serra at St.Ignatius,3:30 p.m. Tennis St. Francis at Serra, 2:30 p.m.; Crystal Springs Uplands at Pinewood,Sacred Heart Prep at The King’s Academy,Menlo at Harker,3:30 p.m.;Menlo-Atherton at El Camino, Woodside at Carlmont, Burlingame at Aragon, San Mateo at Mills, Westmoor at Sequoia,Capuchino at Oceana,Half Moon Bay at Hillsdale,4 p.m. Softball Harker at Mercy-Burlingame, 3:30 p.m.; Notre Dame-Belmont at St.Ignatius,3:30 p.m.;Hillsdale at Burlingame, Terra Nova at Aragon, Mills at Capuchino, Half Moon Bay at Carlmont, Crystal Springs Uplands at Liberty Baptist,4 p.m. Golf Serra at Sacred Heart Cathedral,2:45 p.m. WEDNESDAY Baseball Hillsdale at El Camino,Carlmont at Aragon,MenloAtherton at Sequoia,3:15 p.m.; Track Westmoor at Aragon, Serra at Mitty, Notre DameBelmont at Mitty,3 p.m. Lacrosse Mitty at Serra,3:30 p.m. Girls Lacrosse Mercy-Burlingame at Harker,4 p.m. Golf Sacred Heart Prep at The King’s Academy,3 p.m. THURSDAY Swimming Menlo-Atherton at Carlmont,Terra Nova at Woodside,Burlingame at Mills,Sequoia at Aragon,Serra at St.Ignatius,Notre Dame-Belmont at St.Ignatius, 3 p.m. Badminton South City at Crystal Springs Uplands,Menlo Atherton at Jefferson, Mills at Carlmoont, Sequoia at Aragon,El Camino at Hillsdale,Burlingame at Westmoor,Woodside at Terra Nova,3:15 p.m.;Capuchino at San Mateo,4 p.m. Baseball Westmoor at Capuchino,South City at Mills,Woodside at Jefferson,3:15 p.m.;San Mateo at Half Moon Bay,4 p.m.;Terra Nova at Burlingame,7 p.m. Softball Capuchino at Aragon,Mills at Hillsdale,Half Moon Bay at Terra Nova,Carlmont at Burlingame,4 p.m. Tennis Serra at St. Ignatius, Sacred Heart Prep at Crystal Springs Uplands, Menlo at The King’s Academy, 3:30 p.m.; Menlo-Atherton at Mills, Burlingame at Carlmont, Aragon at El Camino,Woodside at San Mateo, Capuchino at South City, Sequoia at Half Moon Bay,Oceana at Hillsdale,4 p.m.

San Francisco Colorado Philadelphia Atlanta Cincinnati Milwaukee St.Louis New York Washington San Diego Chicago Pittsburgh Los Angeles Houston Florida Arizona W 18 15 16 14 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 10 9 10 8 8 L 8 8 9 9 9 9 11 12 12 11 15 15 15 17 14 19 Pct .692 .652 .640 .609 .609 .591 .522 .500 .478 .476 .400 .400 .375 .370 .364 .296

Southwest Division W x-San Antonio 57 x-Dallas 49 New Orleans 40 Memphis 39 Houston 37 Northwest Division W Oklahoma City 45 Denver 42 Portland 40 Utah 36 Minnesota 17 Pacific Division W y-L.A.Lakers 50 Phoenix 35 Golden State 30 L.A.Clippers 27 Sacramento 17 L 13 21 31 32 34 L 24 29 30 35 54 L 20 33 41 44 52 Pct .814 .700 .563 .549 .521 Pct .652 .592 .571 .507 .239 Pct .714 .515 .423 .380 .246 GB — 8 17 1/2 18 1/2 20 1/2 GB — 4 5 1/2 10 29 GB — 14 20 1/2 23 1/2 32 1/2

Central Division W Detroit 43 Chicago 39 Nashville 38 Columbus 33 St.Louis 32 Northwest Division W y-Vancouver 47 Calgary 37 Minnesota 35 Colorado 27 Edmonton 23 Pacific Division W San Jose 42 Phoenix 39 Los Angeles 40 Anaheim 40 Dallas 38 L 21 25 25 29 31 L 17 27 30 36 39 L 23 24 26 27 25 OT 9 8 10 10 9 OT 9 10 8 8 10 OT 8 11 6 5 9 Pts 95 86 86 76 73 Pts 103 84 78 62 56 Pts 92 89 86 85 85 GF 237 234 190 195 201 GF 238 226 185 198 175 GF 211 213 197 204 203 GA 209 202 172 218 214 GA 172 214 204 250 237 GA 191 207 176 208 202

TENNIS Menlo-Atherton 4, Burlingame 3 SINGLES — Verkhovski (B) d. Morris 6-3, 6-4; Chadwell (B) d. Sarwal 6-1, 7-5, Giordano (MA) d. Miller 6-0, 6-0;Tsu d. Brown 6-4, 6-3; DOUBLES — C. Perkins/J. Perkins (MA) d. Hauselt/Schubiner 6-2, 6-4; Kelly/Windham (MA) d. Stevenson/Guttas 6-2, 6-7(3); Dudet/Higgins (MA) d.Yee/Martinucci 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Records — Burlingame 2-2 PAL Bay (2-5) Frosh-soph — defeated MA 4-1 COLLEGE BASEBALL College of San Mateo 8, Cañada 1 San Mateo 000 020 420 — 8 12 2 Cañada 001 000 000 — 1 1 1 WP — Bradley (2-1); LP — McClelland (3-2).HR — Zimmerman (CSM); Multiple hits — Maffei 2, Zimmerman 2, Feliciano 2, Killeen 3, Goulding 2 (CSM). Records — CSM 6-1 (12-6); Cañada 4-4 (10-8). SATURDAY GIRLS’ LACROSSE Sacred Heart Prep 16, Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills 6 SHP goal scorers — Keller 5; K. Cody 4;Thompson, Mel. Holland, Cummings 2; Eder 1. SHP goalie saves — Westerfield 7. Records — Sacred Heart Prep 5-1 overall. Davis 14, Sacred Heart Prep 12 Sacred Heart Prep 10 2 — 12 Davis 10 4 — 14 SHP goal scorers — Cummings 7; Cody 3; Keller 2. Records — Sacred Heart Prep 4-1 overall. GIRLS’TRACK AND FIELD 4x100 — Sequoia 52.42; 100 — Bartoshuk (S) 13.62; 200 — Joyce (A) 28.13; 400 — Joyce (A) 62.47; 800 — Croshaw (A) 2:29.75; 1600 — Croshaw (A) 5:35.99; 3200 — Chinn (A) 12:40.56; 100 hurdles — Mataitoga (S) 18.56; 300 hurdles — Maitaitoga (S) 51.41; 4x400 — Aragon 4:24.32.

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Monday’s Games Philadelphia 4,Boston 1 Washington 7,St.Louis 2 Minnesota 4,Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 9,Houston 1 N.Y.Mets 8,Atlanta 7 Tuesday’s Games Minnesota vs.Florida at Jupiter,Fla.,1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs.Toronto at Dunedin,Fla.,1:05 p.m. N.Y.Yankees vs.Baltimore at Sarasota,Fla.,1:05 p.m. N.Y.Mets vs.Detroit at Lakeland,Fla.,1:05 p.m. Houston vs.Washington at Viera,Fla.,1:05 p.m. Oakland vs.Cincinnati at Goodyear,Ariz.,4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs.Seattle at Peoria,Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs.L.A.Dodgers at Glendale,Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Monday’s Games Orlando 97,Cleveland 86 Indiana 102,New Jersey 98 Boston 96,New York 86 Chicago 132,Sacramento 92 Memphis 103,Utah 85 San Antonio 111,Golden State 96 Denver 123,Toronto 90

Two points for a win,one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Pittsburgh 5,Detroit 4,SO Calgary at Los Angeles,Late Tuesday’s Games New Jersey at Boston,4 p.m. Florida at N.Y.Rangers,4 p.m.

QUARTERFINALS First Leg Tuesday,April 5 Inter Milan (Italy) vs.Schalke (Germany),11:45 a.m. Real Madrid (Spain) vs.Tottenham (England), 11:45 a.m. Wednesday,April 6 Barcelona (Spain) vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), 11:45 a.m. Chelsea (England) vs.Manchester United (England), 11:45 a.m. Second Leg Tuesday,April 12 Manchester United vs.Chelsea,11:45 a.m. Shakhtar Donetsk vs.Barcelona,11:45 a.m. Wednesday,April 13 Schalke vs.Inter Milan,11:45 a.m. Tottenham vs.Real Madrid,11:45 a.m.

BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Named Mike Winters and Ed Rapuano umpire crew chiefs and Scott Barry,Dan Bellino and Brian Knight umpires. American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Optioned RHP Greg Holland,RHP Blake Wood and C Manny Pina to Omaha (PCL).Reassigned LHP Mike Montgomery to their minor league camp. LOS ANGELS ANGELS—Optioned INF Freddy Sandoval to Salt Lake (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Optioned C Konrad Schmidt to Reno (PCL).Reassigned RHP Micah Owings,RHP Brian Sweeney and OF Wily Mo Pena to their minor league camp. Sent C John Hester outright to Reno. CINCINNATI REDS—Reassigned 1B Yonder Alonso, INF Zack Cozart, INF Todd Frazier, INF Kris Negron,RHP Carlos Fisher,RHP Jerry Gil,RHP Jordan Smith and LHP Daniel Ray Herrera to their minor league camp. HOUSTON ASTROS—Reassigned RHP Casey Fien, RHP Jordan Lyles, OF Drew Locke, RHP Fernando Rodriguez, OF T.J. Steele and LHP Patrick Urckfitz to their minor league camp.Optioned LHP Sergio Escalona to their minor league camp. NEW YORK METS—Released LHP Oliver Perez. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with 2B Luis Castillo on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Reassigned LHP Justin Thomas and RHP Fernando Nieve to their minor league camp.Released INF Garrett Atkins. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Optioned RHP Blake King, 1B Mark Hamilton and C Tony Cruz to Memphis (PCL).Reassigned LHP John Gast,RHP Brandon Dickson, RHP Joe Kelly, RHP Lance Lynn, LHP Raul Valdes, INF Matt Carpenter and OF Shane Robinson to their minor league camp. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Suspended Pittsburgh F Matt Cooke for the remainder of the regular season (10 games) and the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for delivering an elbow to the head of New York Rangers D Ryan McDonagh in a March 20 game.


Tuesday • March 22, 2011



Health care taking root in divided nation
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

WASHINGTON — One year after President Barack Obama signed his historic health care overhaul, the law is taking root in the land. Whether it bears lasting fruit is still in question. The legislation established health insurance as a right and a responsibility. Thousands of families, businesses and seniors have benefited from its early provisions. But worries about affordability and complexity point to problems ahead. And that’s assuming it withstands a make-or-break challenge to its constitutionality that the Supreme Court is expected to decide. Public divisions over the law are still so sharp that Americans can’t even agree what to call it. Supporters call it the Affordable Care Act, a shorter form of its unwieldy official title. It’s also known as “Obamacare,” the epithet used by Republicans seeking its demise. While Obama returns from Latin America on the signing anniversary Wednesday, administration officials will fan out across the country. Community commemorations started Monday, underscoring that the health care battle has moved to the states. Even states suing REUTERS FILE PHOTO to nullify the law’s requirement that most Supporters of the health care reform hold signs outside a health care town hall meeting with Americans carry health insurance are proceedU.S.Rep.Kendrick Meeks (R-FL) in Miami,Fla.,on Sept.3,2009. ing with at least some of the building blocks. Polls show that about one in eight people believe they have been personally helped already, well before the provision kicks in in 2014 to cover millions of uninsured. Interviews with people affected reveal it’s not always clear-cut. In small-town Circleville, N.Y., Patti Schley says one of the dozens of new insurance regulations made a dramatic difference for her family. Her daughter Megan, 23, was out of college, going without insurance as she tried to launch a wedding photography business. Last summer Megan started getting sick and rapidly lost weight. Doctors diagnosed a serious digestive system disorder that would make her uninsurable. But her parents were able to get her into a high-risk insurance pool created under the law, and this year Megan signed up for her father’s workplace plan, under a provision extending coverage for adult

“If they have a bad experience in the marketplace, it’s very possible they’re going to attribute that to the law.... It certainly presents a challenge for the proponents.”
— Mollyann Brodie, Kaiser polling director

children up to age 26. “As a mother of a sick child, you are concerned whether your kid is 4 or 24,” said Schley, an office administrator. “We couldn’t wait for this to kick in.” Things are working out for the Schleys, but the high-risk pools that provided the initial lifeline for Megan are faltering. Nationally, the latest count shows fewer than 12,500 people signed up, mainly because of waiting periods and high premiums. Another mom with an uninsured daughter ran into a Catch-22 that illustrates the law’s complexity. Mary Thompson of Overland Park, Kan., was sure the law would finally get 11-year-old Emily on the family’s health insurance. Insurers had repeatedly rejected Emily due to a birth defect of the spine, surgically corrected when she was an infant. The law requires insurers to accept children regardless of pre-existing health problems, a safeguard that will extend to people of all ages in 2014. But because Emily’s father is self-employed and the family buys its own coverage, things didn’t work out as expected. Certain “grandfathered” plans selling individual coverage are exempt from the law’s requirement to cover kids. The Thompsons’ plan was one. That meant they would have to apply for a whole new policy, and the mother, a breast cancer survivor, was unlikely to be accepted. “We would have had to start over with me — and I can’t start over,” said Thompson. A social worker helped get Emily into Medicaid. In neighboring Missouri, an insurance company’s campaign to get small businesses to sign up by taking advantage of new tax breaks has yielded mixed results.

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Tips for natural allergy relief
By Melissa Carr

Allergy season has been upon many sufferers since February this year, but an early start may or may not mean an early finish. If you’re one of the sneezing, sniffling, eyerubbing, worn out masses, here are some simple things that you can do to ease your symptoms: 1. Reduce Exposure to Allergens in the Home I hate cleaning, but dusting and vacuuming your home regularly can help to get rid of allergens like pet hair, dust, pollen and pollutants. Vinegar can help to prevent mold from building on surfaces that get wet and humid, such as windowsills. 2. Rinse Your Nasal Passages Allergen irritants can be rinsed out of your nasal passages using a simple warm saline solution. There are many tools you can choose from to do so, including traditional neti pots, small spouted squeeze bottles and specially made devices like the Nasaline syringe.

3. Drink Tea Histamines are released during an allergic reaction. Green tea and chamomile tea both contain natural antihistamines that can help the immune system. 4. Avoid Foods that Irritate the Immune System According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, foods that produce mucus and dampness can exacerbate allergies. Those foods include dairy, too many cold and raw foods and too much simple sugar. With these things in mind, you can see that ice cream is the ultimate evil. Other potential immune system irritants are common food allergens like corn, citrus, peanuts, soy, shellfish, wheat and the nightshade vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. This doesn’t mean that all these foods are bad for you,

but they are ones to keep an eye on and limit or avoid when your allergies flare. 5. Eat Foods that Help Boost the Immune System Leafy green veggies are your friends. Berries and cherries help balance the body’s immune and inflammatory response. Remember to wash foods well to remove chemical and pesticide residues. Eat more foods rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, including flax seed, wild salmon and fish oil supplements. Choose whole grains instead of processed grains, such as brown rice rather than white rice. Choose sprouted grain breads instead of flour-based breads for easier digestion. Choose ancient grains like quinoa, amaranth, millet and spelt instead of only wheat. Use (organic) spices like turmeric, garlic, oregano, basil, horseradish and white pepper. 6. Stay Hydrated Water is important to keep the sinuses hydrated and essential for proper lymphatic drainage. Drink fluids at room temperature or

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Histamines are released during an allergic reaction. Green tea and chamomile tea both contain natural antihistamines that can help the immune system.


Tuesday • March 22, 2011



So far, risk low from radiation in food in Japan
By Lauren Neergaard

WASHINGTON — Radiationtainted spinach from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors may sound scary, but here’s a reality check: Even if any made it to stores there, you’d have to be Popeye to eat enough to worry. With some fallout found in an increasing number of foods, Japan’s government is taking steps to stop contaminated products from reaching consumers — and the U.S. and other countries are double-checking imports. The Chernobyl disaster made clear that radiation from food can be a real risk: Thousands of cases of thyroid cancer after the 1986 reactor explosion there are blamed on the Soviet Union’s failure to stop children in the region from drinking milk contaminated with radioactive iodine — children who also weren’t

given a thyroid-protecting drug, potassium iodide. Japan’s earthquake-damaged reactors haven’t leaked nearly as much radiation as Chernobyl, and aren’t expected to — and this time around, people are being warned, food is being tested and there’s potassium iodide in the high-risk zone. Japan has banned sale of milk, spinach and a few other products in regions from the leaking power plant toward Tokyo after discovery of higher-than-allowed levels of radiation in a range of foods. On Monday, the World Health Organization said Japan should act quickly to ensure that no contaminated foods are sold — as a precaution against long-term risk to nearby residents who otherwise might repeatedly consume large amounts of those products. Still, international scientists say risk from food in Japan so far is low,

especially outside the disaster zone — and in the U.S. in particular because it imports very little food from Japan. Besides, there was radiation in food well before Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. “The world is covered in cesium137 from the atomic weapons tests of the ‘50s and ‘60s,” says nuclear physicist Patrick Regan of the University of Surrey in England. “There is radioactivity in all food. It’s really a matter of saying how much,” agrees University of New Mexico radiologist Dr. Fred Mettler, who studied the health effects of the Chernobyl disaster. Here are questions and answers about the situation: Q: What’s the danger? A: Radioactive iodine, from food or the air, can build up in the thyroid, leading to thyroid cancer years later. Young children and pregnant women are at greatest

risk. Thyroid cancer is one of the least fatal cancers if treated promptly. Radioactive cesium can build up throughout the body, is harder to eliminate and high levels are thought to be a risk for various other cancers. But it takes quite high exposure to harm, says Mettler: In contaminated villages around Chernobyl, thyroid cancer was documented. But if there was an increase in any other cancer, it was too small to detect, he says. Q: In what foods in Japan have these radioactive elements been found? A: Iodine has been found mostly in milk and spinach, but also in chrysanthemum greens, leeks and a few other foods. Cesium also has been found in some vegetables. Levels found so far range from trace amounts to milk with iodine levels five times the acceptable limit, and in spinach, iodine levels 27 times

the ceiling. Officials soon will test seafood. Q: If you ate that, what would it mean? A: You’d have to eat 2 pounds of the most contaminated spinach to absorb about as much radiation as you’d get from a CT scan of the head, says Dr. Clifford Chao, radiologist-in-chief at New YorkPresbyterian Hospital. People who drank milk with the highest measured levels of iodine for two weeks would absorb less than a year’s worth of natural background radiation, according to a report from British environmental radiation group, Mike Thorne and Associates Ltd. But infants would absorb more than adults. Q: What about breastfeeding? A: Radioactive iodine could be in breast milk if nursing mothers in Japan were exposed; potassium iodide comes in doses for infants, too, if needed.

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One of the chief promoters of the idea is Ron Rowe, an executive of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. With some 150 previously uninsured businesses offering new coverage, his company’s efforts earned the praise of Obama administration officials. But Rowe says many business owners found the math didn’t work for them. “The longer this has been out in the marketplace, the less appealing it’s been to small-business owners,” he said. A typical employee with 10 workers would have to pay about $31,000 a year for health insurance and recover only 10 percent to 15 percent of that through the new tax credit. Rowe says his company is getting

more interest from business owners by offering a cap on rate increases. No group is more sensitive to medical costs than senior citizens, whose votes are also critical to Democrats’ chances in the 2012 presidential election. So far, alarms that Medicare cuts would compromise their care have not been borne out. But Democratic lawmakers engineered the cuts to take effect gradually, while new Medicare benefits are being provided now. Topping the list this year is a 50 percent price cut on brand-name prescriptions for Medicare recipients who fall into the coverage gap called the “doughnut hole.” Daniel Wisniewski, a retired truck driver from Staten Island, N.Y., reckons that will reduce the price of one of his heart drugs from $234.99 a month to around $117. “I’m not much on politics, but I feel that that’s got to help me,” said Wisniewski, 69. “I worked and paid into so as not to add more allergens from your hands to your nose. The acupressure point “Welcome Fragrance” is positioned on either side of the nostrils, where the nose and cheek meet. Use your index fingers to press those points for two to three minutes while taking slow, deep breaths.

Social Security for 55 years. When I was a kid I used to wash dishes in a bakery after school.” Republicans say such gains will be temporary. For families, “any marginal benefits from this law are far outweighed by the heavy-handed intervention in their health care by Washington bureaucrats,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Affordability is the main worry for critics. A recent poll by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation found that one in five Americans said they had been negatively affected by the law, and about half of those cited costs. Some blamed the law for this year’s premium hikes, although many experts say the impact was marginal. “If they have a bad experience in the marketplace, it’s very possible they’re going to attribute that to the law,” said Mollyann Brodie, Kaiser polling director. “It certainly presents a challenge for the proponents.” 8. Consider Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help treat allergies. In a study published in the journal Allergy in 2004, patients suffering from allergic rhinitis were treated with acupuncture and herbs, and those with hay fever symptoms showed “significant after-treatment improvement.”

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his disliked chemistry teacher and himself. “If the plan had worked, she would be dead and so would I,” he said. Prior to Youshock’s testimony, which ended the defense case, two doctors testified that the teen might not be mentally ill but instead have a personality disorder making him detached from relationships and indifferent to social interaction. Youshock is likely schizophrenic, said Dr. Jeffrey Gould, but under cross-examination he admitted not being able to rule out schizoid personality disorder. Schizoid is suggestive of, or leaning toward, schizophrenic. Dr. Amanda Gregory, a clinical neuropsychologist who spent 16 hours over 14 months with Youshock, also said schizoid was not yet ruled out but she maintained several times that Youshock was schizophrenic of the paranoid type during their meetings and on the Aug. 24, 2009 morning he arrived at the San Mateo campus with weapons. The personality disorder, definitely not linked to mental illness, leaves a person flat, devoid of emotion and preferring to be alone, Gould explained. “They don’t really care,” Gould said, adding those personalities do not desire “the same exchange of emotion that is nurturing and positive.” The disorder fits several descriptions of Youshock, Gould said — detachment, limited expression, a lack of intimacy, a preference to be alone and an indifference to approval or criticism. Youshock could also have schizophrenia on top of the personality disorder, he said. Youshock did not appear to be faking the tests aside from showing a very organized approach to his bizarre thoughts and paranoid delusions, Gould said. “I consider Mr. Youshock to be very high functioning, very cognitive for someone with schizophrenia,” Gould said. Gould and Gregory were the third and fourth doctors called by McDougall to testify his client’s mental illness left him unable to premeditate the attempted murder of the chemistry teacher he hated and a security aide responding to reports he was attempting to start the chain saw in a classroom building. Youshock is charged with those two counts along with 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.

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led by a teacher who held him until police arrived. After his arrest, police found a journal in which he labeled three teachers “guilty” and a taped manifesto in which he claimed to be God and outlined his plans to kill the teachers and leave the principal to live with the guilt. When pushed by attorneys about the grudge he held, Youshock said he “just felt like they were always after me. I just didn’t like the way they would force me to do things.” Like homework and paying attention? asked Guidotti. “And for those things you felt like the teachers deserved to die?” she asked. “Yes,” he said. Youshock said he often thought about suicide but talked himself out of it primarily because he had to kill the teachers first. He said he no longer hated Hillsdale High School and expressed remorse for the attack. “I feel bad about it and I wish I didn’t do it,” he said.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sequoia Health and Wellness Center, 749 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. A free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, over-eating, under-eating or bulimia. For more information visit Local History talk with author Joanne Garrison. 6:30 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Joanne Garrison, author of ‘Burlingame Centennial 1908-2008,’ will share the dramatic history of the unlikely founding of San Mateo, Burlingame and Hillsborough. Free. For more information call 522-7818. Breaking the Stigma: Teen Stress. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Center Room H-1, 4000 Middlfield Road, Palo Alto. A panel of local mental health experts will discuss the issues facing the teen community. Free. For more information visit Spring Music Concert. 7 p.m. Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Featuring performances by the orchestra, choir, band and jazz ensemble. $5 general admission. For more information visit WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 Clayful Shapes and Bodies of Work. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City. Drawings, watercolors, figurative sculptures and wall pieces created by Michael Ruiz and Catherine Merrill. Exhibit continues until April 24. For more information visit Junior Matrons. 11:30 a.m. Mahany Hall, 1336 Arroyo Ave., San Carlos. Join us for a social gathering, followed by a noon lunch, meeting and program. For more information call 780-9620. City Talk Toastmasters Club Meeting. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Join us in a friendly and supportive atmosphere to improve your communication and leadership skills. For more information call (202) 3907555. French Themed Family Style Buffet Dinner. 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame. Dinner will be followed by a short music program and then an optional talk. $6 per person. For more information call 224-2190. Cooking Demo and Tasting: Italian Delights. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Watch and learn as Chef Amy Fotherfill prepares easy and delicious Italian courses, including shrimp scampi risotto and tiramisu. $20. Pre-registration required. For more information or to register visit Hillsdale High School Theatre presents ‘The Princess Bride.’ 7 p.m. Hillsdale Auditorium, Hillsdale High School, 3115 Del Monte St., San Mateo. Watch Hillsdale’s creative spin on this 1980s cult classic presents an entertaining experience complete with laughter and magic. $10 students, $15 general admission. For more information call (415) 2693187. The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. 10 a.m. 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Single day tickets are $20, multi- day passes are $25, admission after 3 p.m. daily is $15, and children under 16 are free anytime. For more information visit THURSDAY, MARCH 24 New Leaf Community Day Benefits Coastside Childhood Development. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Check out this benefit and 5 percent of the day’s sales at New Leaf Community Markets will be donated to Coastside Childhood Development. For more information contact ‘Work with Passion in Mid-Life.’ 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 1300 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Phase2Careers will sponsor ‘Work with Passion in Mid-Life,’ an evening with best selling author, Nancy Anderson. $15 pre-registration, $20 at door. For more information call 4381704. Aragon High School presents ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’ 7 p.m. Aragon High School Memorial Theater, 900 Alameda, San Mateo. A dramatization of John Steinbeck’s Nobel Prizewinning study of the American soul. Continues on March 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and March 27 at 2 p.m. $15 ($17 at the door) for adults, $10 for students and seniors. For more information go to EBay workshop. 7 p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Learn about the popular online auction site. Free. For more information call 591-0341. FRIDAY, MARCH 25 Community Resource Faire 2011. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Belmont Parks and Recreation Department, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Enjoy refreshments, blood pressure testing, demonstrations, information services, giveaways and vendor door prizes. Free. For more information call 595-7444. Phil Waddingham Solo. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 16 Mile House Restaurant, 448 Broadway, Millbrae. Phil Waddingham hones his craft with rock ’n’ roll, R&B, country, swing and more. For more information call 525-4535. Aragon High School presents ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’ 7 p.m. Aragon High School Memorial Theater, 900 Alameda, San Mateo. A dramatization of John Steinbeck’s Nobel Prizewinning study of the American soul. Continues on March 26 at 7 p.m. and March 27 at 2 p.m. $15 ($17 at the door) for adults, $10 for students and seniors. For more information go to Burlingame Intermediate School Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ 7 p.m. Burlingame Intermediate School Auditorium, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame. $8. For tickets and more information visit New Century Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Mastery of Schubert.’ 8 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Bay Area soprano Melody Moore and violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg join the orchestra for an evening of Schubert. Tickets from $29 to $49. For more information or to buy tickets visit Ruth Gerson at Angelica’s Bistro. 8 p.m. Angelica’s Bistro, 863 Main St., Redwood City. Singer-songwriter, vocal coach and inventor Ruth Gerson will perform. $12 in advance, $16 at the door. For more information visit SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Japan Relief Fundraiser. 8 a.m. to noon. Elks Lodge, 920 Stonegate Drive, South San Francisco. Mean is a buffet consisting of eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. $10 with all proceeds going to the victims in Japan. Free Electronic Recycling Event Collection and Flea Market Fundraiser. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. South San Francisco High School, 400 B St., South San Francisco. Free Electronic Recycling collection (i.e. computers, monitors, televisions, microwaves, printers, copiers, etc.). For more information call 333-2376. GeoKids Family Green Fest. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. This event is designed to raise eco-awareness among Peninsula families and schools. Free. For more information contact Erika Ehmsen at Wavecrest Workday. 10 a.m. to noon. Smith Field, 400 Wavecrest Road, Half Moon Bay. Meet on the bluff top to pick up trash, remove some invasive plants and enjoy working together to steward open space lands. For more events visit, click Calendar.

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He has pleaded both not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. Youshock has consistently been taking anti-psychotic medication at Maguire Correctional Facility, according to a jail psychologist. The results of approximately 20 tests showed Youshock has an IQ of 98, no significant anti-social personality traits, a resentment of authority and a fascination with violence, blood and evil, Gregory said. Although Gregory didn’t rule out a personality disorder, in part because of Youshock’s young age, she said a key consideration is that he changed significantly around eighth grade rather than displaying long-term traits. She also said his rather unusual responses to the Rorschach Test showed several markers of psychotic thinking with a “paranoid flavor.” Youshock showed severe suicidal thoughts, said Gregory, who later conceded he once told her part of him didn’t want to die even as he imagined shooting himself in the head. During his testimony, Youshock said he often held a knife or cap gun to himself while thinking of killing himself. He also heard voices on two occasions, including once about a month and a half before the attack. He couldn’t make out what it was saying but he didn’t think the voices ever told him to kill the teachers, he said. Youshock remains in custody without bail. The prosecution presents its rebuttal evidence Wednesday morning followed by closing arguments. There are 544 Burlingame businesses with 10 or more employees. Raising the tax for these businesses by an additional $100 to $400 would generate $54,400 to $217,600 respectively, Finance Director Jesus Nava wrote in a staff report. If the number of employees was dropped to five, the number of businesses increases to 992. Raising the tax for these businesses by an additional $100 to $400 would generate $99,200 to $396,800, Nava wrote. Such a tax would need voter approval in a general election. Funds from it would go into the general fund but is also one of two ways the city could cover costs of updating downtown Burlingame. The City Council has also discussed creating an assessment district of the Burlingame Avenue properties to cover the estimated $8 million shortfall for a $12 million water, sewer, streets and sidewalks infrastructure project. An assessment district, unlike the business tax, would require a simple majority protest vote only of the affected 50 property owners.

In contrast to Youshock’s relatively short direct questioning, the cross-examination went step-by-step through his five months of preparations, motivation and if he understood what he did was legally and morally wrong. Youshock said he bought chains to trap the teachers inside classrooms but ultimately found them too heavy to carry. Instead, he brought door stops — one for each teacher on the list plus a spare. The plan was to kill them with the chain saw he named Collie, after the Columbine School massacre, and use the pipe bombs and sword as backup. Although he named his chain saw after the Columbine attack, Youshock said he “didn’t like those two guys” who carried it out because they seemed “unlikeable.” And if he had been able to start the chain saw, Youshock saw it as the end for

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al business fee which has not been increased since 1978, according to the city’s website. Noting the flat fee may not be fair when comparing small and large businesses, the conversation has focused on a tiered system. Keighran noted hotels, auto dealerships and large corporations are paying the same as a small one-man business. “Is it a lot of revenue? No, but it’s more than we have now. We’ve been talking about a variety of revenues and this is one of them,” she said. Councilman Michael Brownrigg favored moving forward using a modest increase particularly since it had not been increased for over 30 years. Mayor Terry Nagel and Councilwoman Cathy Baylock favored a change but were unsure of the timing. Such a measure must

be on a general election ballot for Burlingame. If it doesn’t go before voters this November, the city will need to wait until 2013. Staff didn’t recommend any increase but estimated the revenue from increasing the tax by $100 increments based on employee numbers.


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CASE# CIV 503571 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, 400 COUNTY CENTER RD, REDWOOD CITY CA 94063 PETITION OF Premkumar Harikrishnan TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Premkumar Harikrishnan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Premkumar Harikrishnan Proposed name: Prem K. Harikrishna THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A HEARING on the petition shall be held on April 27, 2011 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: The Daily Journal, San Mateo County Filed: 03/04/2011 /s/ Beth Freeman / Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 03/03/2011 (Published 03/08/11, 03/15/11, 03/22/11, 03/29/11) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7662.23110 Title Order No. 09-8-522658 MIN No. APN 106-390-070 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/01/07. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): JUAN JOSE CONTRERAS AND ANGELICA AGUILAR, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 05/09/07, as Instrument No. 2007-071535,of Official Records of San Mateo County, California. Date of Sale: 04/04/11 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice, 400 County Center., Redwood City, CA The purported property address is: 2001 ALAMEDA DE LAS PULGA #170, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 Assessors Parcel No. 106-390-070 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $607,220.47. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. Date: March 10, 2011 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 Reinstatement and PayOff Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI# 1002.187657 03/15, 03/22, 03/29/2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243116 The following person is doing business as: H&E Maintenance, 721 3rd Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lisa Seabourne, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Lisa Seabourne / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/01/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/01/11, 03/08/11, 03/15/11, 03/22/11

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CAREGIVERS We’re currently looking for experienced eldercare aides-CNAs, HHAs & Live-ins with excellent references to join our team! Good pay and excellent benefits! Drivers preferred. Call Claudia at (650) 556-9906


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HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED Great Full and Part-time jobs available in homes on Peninsula and in SF Call T&CR (415)567-0956

SALES/MARKETING INTERNSHIPS The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for ambitious interns who are eager to jump into the business arena with both feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs of the newspaper and media industries. This position will provide valuable experience for your bright future. Fax resume (650)344-5290 email

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The Daily Journal is looking for interns to do entry level reporting, research, updates of our ongoing features and interviews. Photo interns also welcome. We expect a commitment of four to eight hours a week for at least four months. The internship is unpaid, but intelligent, aggressive and talented interns have progressed in time into paid correspondents and full-time reporters. College students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Newspaper experience is preferred but not necessarily required. Please send a cover letter describing your interest in newspapers, a resume and three recent clips. Before you apply, you should familiarize yourself with our publication. Our Web site: Send your information via e-mail to or by regular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo CA 94402.


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The San Mateo Daily Journal’s twice-a-week resource guide for children and families.


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CASE# CIV 503329 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, 400 COUNTY CENTER RD, REDWOOD CITY CA 94063 PETITION OF Araks Tan Narong TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Araks Tan Narong filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Araks Tan Narong, aka Araks T. Narong, aka Araks Narong Proposed name: Eric Narong THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A HEARING on the petition shall be held on April 15, 2011 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: The Daily Journal, San Mateo County Filed: 2/23/2011 /s/ Beth Freeman / Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 2/22/2011 (Published 03/01/11, 03/08/11, 03/15/11, 03/22/11)

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Wanted: Independent Contractor to provide service of delivery of the Daily Journal six days per week, Monday through Saturday. Experience with newspaper delivery required. Must have valid license and appropriate insurance coverage to provide this service in order to be eligible. Papers are available for pickup in San Mateo at 3:00 a.m. or San Francisco earlier. Please apply in person Monday-Friday only, 10am to 4pm at The Daily Journal, 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243479 The following person is doing business as: (1)Cell Phones for Less, (2)Cell for Less, (3)Cell 4 Less, 1497 East Bayshore Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jihad I. Almaliti, 39105 Serra Place, Fremont, CA 94538. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jihad I. Almaliti / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/23/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/01/11, 03/08/11, 03/15/11, 03/22/11


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243721 The following person is doing business as: Myriad Craft, 1932 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Allen Ebens, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/26/2011. /s/ Allen Ebens / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/08/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/15/11, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11)

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LOST: Center cap from wheel of Cadillac. Around Christmas time. Chrome with multi-colored Cadillac emblem in center. Small hole near edge for locking device. Belmont or San Carlos area. Joel 650-592-1111. MISSING GREY MALE CAT named “Biscotti”. Last seen 12/4 on Aviador Ave. in Millbrae. 12 years old, 12 lbs., strong athletic build. Domestic short hair, solid grey including nose, neutered,declawed front paws. Microchip #985121004140013. Please call Home Again lost pet service at 888-4663242 with any info. Thank you!




FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243548 The following person is doing business as: Firstfruits Moving, 144 Country Club Dr., #11, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Asaf Nagar, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/28/2011. /s/ Asaf Nagar / 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, 03/01/11, 03/08/11, 03/15/11, 03/22/11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243539 The following person is doing business as: Nor Cal Automotive, 1024 North Idaho St., San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Philip Sutton, 519 Nottingham Lane, Foster City, CA 94404. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Philip Sutton / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/25/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/01/11, 03/08/11, 03/15/11, 03/22/11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243694 The following person is doing business as: Animal Treasures, 1585 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Wilton K. Mau, 365 Herarst Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Wilton K. Mau / 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, 03/08/11, 03/15/11, 03/22/11, 03/29/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243737 The following person is doing business as: Liana’s Pet Sitting & Dog Walking, 938 N. Idaho St., San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Liana Teresa Garza, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Liana Garza / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/08/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/15/11, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243739 The following persons are doing business as: Events by Sally, 715 Laurel Ave., #205, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owners: Sally & Jerry Fanburg, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Sally Fanburg / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/08/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/15/11, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243640 The following person is doing business as: Help Practice Management, LLC, 1900 O’Farrell St., Ste. 250, San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Help Practice Management, LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 09/01/2010. /s/ Justin Kromelow / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/02/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/15/11, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243722 The following person is doing business as: F1 Legacy, 1932 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kai Ebens, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/26/2011. /s/ Kai Ebens / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/08/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/15/11, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243779 The following person is doing business as: Fantastek, 614 Sonora Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 is hereby registered by the following owner: Omar Acosta, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Omar Acosta / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/10/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/15/11, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243889 The following person is doing business as: World-Class Trees and Landscapes, 525 7th Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 is hereby registered by the following owner: Donald W. Cox, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Donald William Cox / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/17/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11, 04/12/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243903 The following person is doing business as: Pollen’s Prime, 4098 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Mohamed A. Hugais, 1181 Furlong St., Belmont, CA 94002.. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Mohamed A. Hugais / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/18/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11, 04/12/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243882 The following person is doing business as: (1)Bayscape Landscape Management, (2)Bayscape Landscape Construction, (3)Arbortek, A Bayscape Company, 1474 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112 is hereby registered by the following owner: Bayscape Management, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Thomas Ellington / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/17/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/22/11, 03/29/11, 04/05/11, 04/12/11)

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

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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.

CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 GAS STOVE, small, 4 burner oven and broiler. 26.5 D x 20.5 W. SOLD! IRON - BLACK & DECKER PRO X 725 with board, $35., (650)726-7424 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 SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER GEbrand, never used. SOLD! VACUUM CLEANER $50 (650)367-1350 VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition $40. (650)878-9542 VACUUM CLEANER Oreck-cannister type $40., (650)637-8244 VACUUM CLEANER small with all attachments for cars $30 San Mateo 650-341-5347 WASHER/DRYER COMBO, all-in-one unit. $95 (650)483-3693 WASHER/DRYER “MAYTAG” - Brand new with 3 year warranty, $850. both, (650)726-4168

298 Collectibles
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

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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.

302 Antiques
(2) ANTIQUE Hurricane lamp complete with wicks $25/each, (650)726-7424 1912 COFFEE Perculater Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719 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

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304 Furniture
DINING SET glass table with rod iron & 4 blue chairs $100/all 650-520-7921/650-245-3661 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 TV STAND good condition beige lots of storage $30. (650)867-2720 WOODEN KITCHEN China Cabinet: $99 (great condition!), (650)367-1350

307 Jewelry & Clothing
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

297 Bicycles
BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26”, $75. obo (650)676-0732 GIRL'S BIKE HUFFY Purple 6-speed good cond. $35 - Angela (650)269-3712 WOMEN’S BICYCLE 3-speed, made in Belgium. $50 (650)483-3693

308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”, 4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70. (650)678-1018 CLICKER TORQUE wrench 1/2 inch drive 20-150 LBS reversible all chrome $40. 650-595-3933 COMEALONG, (650)364-0902 4000 lbs., $20.

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 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 STEREO PHONOGRAPH in cabinet, plays vinyl LPs. $80 (650)483-3693 TV - Big Screen, $70., (650)367-1350 ok condition,

298 Collectibles
28 RECORDS - 78 RPMS, Bing Crosby, Frankie Laine, Al Jolson, many others, all in book albums, $60. all, (650)347-5104 49ER REPORT issues '85-'87 $35/all, (650)592-2648 5 PIECE territorial quarters uncirculated $16. (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS bag & umbrella $15.each, (650)345-1111 COLLECTORS '75 LP's $5/each, (650)726-7424 in covers

DRILL, MAKITA - 12V, w/ case, bits, batteries, and charger, SOLD! 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. SOLD! 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

GLASSES 6 sets redskins, good condition never used $20/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

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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

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

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

Meeting of the City of Half Moon Bay Planning Department Thursday March 31, 2011 - 4:30 PM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Director of the City of Half Moon Bay will hold a public hearing at 4:30 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2011, in the Sun Room at the Ted Adcock Senior/Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue, to consider the following: City File #: Location: APN: Applicant: Description: PDP-007-11 Northwest corner of the Poplar Beach Parking Lot 064-151-080 City of Half Moon Bay Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a parking pay station for day and hourly parking


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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 - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $65., (650)345-1111 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

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 2X6 REDWOOD Clear Lumber Pieces, 8 ft. long, for construction $50. (650)3640902 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 AUTHENTIC MEXICAN Sombrero, $80 (650)364-0902 AUTO STRETCHING - The Complete Manual of Specific Stretching, like new, ask $75. (650) 204-0587 BABIES STROLLER folding good condition $15 Daly City 415-333-8540 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732

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

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

For More Information: More information is on file at City Hall, 501 Main Street, and may be examined during regular business hours. Comments, written or oral, must be received before the decision date. Please send comments to: City of Half Moon Bay Planning Department, 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Right of Appeal: Any aggrieved person may appeal the decision of the Planning Director to the Planning Commission within ten (10) working days of the date of the decision. This item is located within the Coastal Appeal Zone, therefore any local final action is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. End San Mateo Daily Journal Publication Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

310 Misc. For Sale
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 BEAUTIFUL ROUND GOLD FRAMED Beveled Mirrors 34" diameter $75 ea Jerry San Mateo 650-619-9932 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW11 $12.,

Tuesday• March 22, 2011
310 Misc. For Sale
ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621


310 Misc. For Sale
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 STRIDE RITE Toddler Sandals, Brown, outsole, Velcro closures, Size 6W. Excellent condition, $20., (650)525-0875 STRIDE RITE Toddler Sneakers, Navy, Natural Motion System™ technology, velcro closures, Size 6?W, Excellent cond, $25, (650) 525-0875 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 VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches W still in box $60., (408)249-3858 WETSUIT - Barefoot, like new, $40., (650)367-8949 WIDE-BODIED VASE -- Colorful, Perfect condition, nice design, $25 (650)8672720

311 Musical Instruments
PIANO VINTAGE - Upright, “Davis & Sons”, just tuned, $600., (650)678-9007

316 Clothes
MEN'S SHOES (650)756-6778 - New, size 10, $10.,

322 Garage Sales

Thursday & Friday 10:00-2:00 Saturdays 10:00-3:00 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401

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! SOLD! PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant) with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648

312 Pets & Animals
BIRD CAGE 14x14x8 ecellent condition $25 Daly City, (650)755-9833 DOG CARRIERS - Medium size, $10. each (2 total, Large $13., (650)571-5790

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

315 Wanted to Buy GO GREEN! We Buy GOLD You Get The $ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers Est. 1957 400 Broadway - Millbrae


CABINET OAK, fits over toilet water tank, like new SOLD! 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 COMFORTERS - 4 Queen, 3 King Comforters, different colors, $10. each, (650)571-5790 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 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

317 Building Materials
22 PIECES of 2x4's, $1.00/each (650) 773-7533 68" long

Make money, make room!

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


316 Clothes
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 GREAT LOOKING tops sweaters blouses etc. (20 total) Medium-Large $5/each 650-592-2648 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 Brown.

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318 Sports Equipment
2 GOLF CLUBS - Ladies, right handed, putter & driver $5/each (650)755-8238 GOLF BAG AND CLUBS - Black bag near new, $10., Mixed clubs $1.00 each, (20 total) (650)571-5790 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

335 Garden Equipment
BROGMANSIA TREE $40 needs planting. (650)871-7200 TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condition, (650)345-1111

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

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

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Crick in the neck, e.g. 6 Exec’s “I want it now!” 10 Sci. class 14 Foil maker 15 The Big Easy, briefly 16 Golden rule word 17 Having a sense of the Prairie State? 20 Retreats 21 Pub quaffs 22 Between then and now 23 “V for Vendetta” actor Stephen 24 Mil. morale booster 25 Scandinavian capital 27 Webster’s impression of the Natural State? 33 ’50s song, e.g. 35 Fr. holy women 36 Not con 37 Soccer score 38 En __: all together 40 Like the Reaper 41 Breakfast food 42 __ rug: dance 43 Skip over 44 Watch the Evergreen State? 48 One-named Deco designer 49 Mine output 50 Verizon forerunner 53 Test during pregnancy, briefly 56 Start of a birth announcement 58 Potting soil 59 Close to the Magnolia State? 62 Have to have 63 Sooner State tribe 64 Staggering 65 Estimate words 66 Political org. until 1991 67 Things to solve for, in some equations DOWN 1 Not so dangerous 2 West Point rookie 3 Injury treatment brand 4 Beethoven’s fifths? 5 Spring month in Paris 6 Latino’s white American buddies 7 Sorbonne silk 8 What it takes, in an inclusive idiom 9 Buddy 10 Toe inflammation 11 Aware of 12 Suffix with narc 13 Misplace 18 Poet Ogden 19 __ Canarias 24 Its cap. is Abu Dhabi 26 __-Ball: arcade game 28 Olive or peanut product 29 Very, in music 30 Emulate a jackin-the-box 31 Saharan 32 Vague number 33 Architect’s S-curve 34 Feeling sluggish 38 Has to 39 Nonbelievers 40 Mop & __: floor cleaner 42 Pool shot 43 Lyon summer 45 Nut 46 More snoopy 47 Mardi __ 51 Recorded, in a way 52 Most popular baby girl’s name, 1996-2007 53 A.D. part 54 The Mediterranean, to Hans 55 Scot’s turndowns 57 General __ chicken 58 Old Italian dough 60 Debt acknowledgment 61 Clinton played one

379 Open Houses 315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

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380 Real Estate Services

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381 Homes for Sale

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440 Apartments
BELMONT - Prime, quiet location, view, new carpets, balcony-patio, dishwasher, covered carports, storage, pool. No pets. 1 bedroom $1295 and up, 2 bedroom $1,595 and up. (650)595-0805 Days or (650)344-8418 Evenings.

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Tuesday• March 22, 2011
442 Studios 470 Rooms
SAN MATEO - Single, working, mature Women preferred. $650/mo. OBO. (650)571-0129

620 Automobiles
MERCEDES BENZ ‘04 E320 - Excellent condition, leather interior, navigation, 77K mi., $15,500 obo, (650)574-1198

625 Classic Cars
PLYMOUTH ‘72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $12k obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623

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. MIKUNI CARBORATOR TR67 single 32 mm fits any Harley Davidson $100., (650)481-5296

670 Auto Parts
CHEVY RADIATOR - Like new, $60., (650)367-8949 CHEVY S-10 ‘97, 49000 mi. American Racing rims & radial 15-8, New. $3800 OBO (650)481-5296 CHEVY TRANSMISSION 4L60E Semi used $800. (650)921-1033 EL CAMINO '67 - parts (Protecto top) $95., (650)367-8949 FORD ‘73 Maverick/Mercury GT Comet, Drive Train 302 V8, C4 Auto Trans. Complete, needs assembly, includes radiator and drive line, call for details, $1250., (650)726-9733. FORD ‘93 250 flat bed, diesel, 100-gallon gas tanks $2500. 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

SAN MATEO - Cottage near downtown & 101, includes utilities, washer/dryer $975/mo. (650)703-5529

445 Multi-Plexes for Rent
SAN CARLOS - 1 bed, 1 bath, 4-plex, private balcony, storage room, carport, no pets, $, (650)508-0946

620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
AUDI ‘03 A4 1.8 Turbo - 5 speed manual, new clutch, 111K miles, $4500., good condition, (650)740-2221 BMW ‘06 325i - low miles, very clean, loaded, leather interior, $17,000 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,

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 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
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. 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

450 Homes for Rent
REDWOOD CITY 2bed/1bath, garage, fenced backyard. Close to grocery store, $1500/mo. Available April 9th (650)9544862 REDWOOD CITY 4 Bed/2.5 bath, covered garage. No pets, no smoking $3700/mo. Deposit $3700. 650-743-5308/650-367-9993

645 Boats
BOAT MOTOR for fishing boat. $75 (650)483-3693 PROSPORT ‘97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.

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

670 Auto Service

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

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!


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

REDWOOD CITY Sequoia Hotel

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 '06 Civic LX, red, $11,891. # FA1656EW Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal 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

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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.

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Room For Rent
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

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

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Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
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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


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

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

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

625 Classic Cars
DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $5800 or trade. (650)588-9196







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Tuesday• March 22, 2011


Decks & Fences

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Hardwood Floors




Quality work with reasonable prices
Call for free estimate (650)571-1500

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We Carry a Large Selection of * Cabinetry * Countertops * Flooring * Tile/Deco Free Estimate/Design 755 Old County Rd., San Carlos 650-817-5452

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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.

• Carpentry • Plumbing • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Dry Rot • Decks Priced for You! Call John




Free Estimates Lic.#834170

Free Estimates 20 Years Experience


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Lic.# 891766

for all your electrical needs

• General Home Repairs • Improvements • Routine Maintenance

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Call Armando (650) 630-0424

Tree Service

ELECTRICIAN For all your electrical needs
Residential, Commercial, Troubleshooting, Wiring & Repairing Call Ben at (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952

Quality, Dependable Handyman Service

Bay Area Local Hauler Haul Any Kind of Junk Residential & Commercial Free Estimates!


Since 1975 Commercial & Residential Excellent References Free Estimates (415)722-9281
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Call Joe (650)722-3925

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BROKEN GLASS SCREENS Broken Glass - Window Repair Window Replacement All window types! Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum No Job too small (650)583-0245 / (650)271-2852 Available 24/7

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

Refuse Removal Free estimates Reasonable rates No job too large or small

Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

Call Rob (650)995-3064

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Gutter Cleaning - Leaf Guard Gutter & Roof Repairs Custom Down Spouts Drainage Solutions 10% Senior Discount
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Anything Anytime Free Estimate $30 and Up Kitchens

Texture Matching Windows & Doors
Pressure Washing & Water Proofing 30 Years Experience, References Available (650)248-4205

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and rescued rebels from the immediate threat they faced only days ago of being crushed under a powerful advance by Gadhafi’s forces. The first round of airstrikes smashed a column of regime tanks that had been moving on the rebel capital of Benghazi in the east. Monday night, Libyan state TV said a new round of strikes had begun in the capital, Tripoli, marking the third night of bombardment. But while the airstrikes can stop Gadhafi’s troops from attacking rebel cities — in line with the U.N. mandate to protect civilians — the United States, at least, appeared deeply reluctant to go beyond that toward actively helping the rebel cause to oust the Libyan leader. Edwards is leading the PBID effort and has encouraged the city to participate in the district as a major property owner. So far, Edwards estimates the DSMA has about 36 percent support for the PBID based on an informal survey. Councilman Robert Ross said he was hoping to hear there was more support for the PBID. “Some owners are feeling strained already,” Ross said. “I don’t feel the support I was hoping to feel.” Assessments would be based on square footage and other factors. The draft management district plan lists two benefit areas proposed within the PBID, a Premium Area and Standard Area. The Premium Area is bounded by Fifth Avenue, the Caltrain tracks, Baldwin Avenue and properties along the west side of El Camino Real. Residential properties do fall into the assessment area. The Standard Area includes com-

Tuesday • March 22, 2011


Libya rebels struggle to advance
By Ryan Lucas

Around the world
Pelosi briefly hospitalized in Rome
ROME — U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was briefly hospitalized in Rome early Monday after feeling unwell, but by afternoon had resumed her schedule, a spokesman said. Pelosi, a former House Nancy Pelosi speaker, skipped talks in the morning with Italian officials, including the defense minister, as she was taken ill, the ANSA news agency reported. The assessment ranges from less than 5 cents a square foot up to about 12 cents a square foot, depending on the property’s location. About 450 properties fall in the PBID area. The PBID could be in place as early as January 2012 if petition responses are received in a timely manner. Property owners would then get a supplemental tax bill in the mail from the county. Edwards was most recently the leader of Ventura’s downtown revitalization nonprofit organization and was successful in establishing a PBID there before joining the DSMA last year. The DSMA has been moving toward establishing a PBID for nearly two years. The City Council will need to make a formal vote on sending out the petitions and forming the PBID at a later meeting.

ZWITINA, Libya — Libya’s rebels scrambled to try to exploit international strikes on Moammar Gadhafi’s forces and go on the offensive, as some of the opposition’s ragtag citizen-fighters charged ahead to fight troops besieging a rebel city Monday. But the rebellion’s more organized military units were still not ready, and the opposition disarray underscored U.S. warnings that a long stalemate could emerge. The air campaign by U.S. and European militaries has unquestionably rearranged the map in Libya


Rebels celebrate in a vehicle along the road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah in Libya.
mercial properties between Fifth and Ninth avenues, including Central Park, between the train tracks and Eldorado Street and between Baldwin and Tilton avenues. Councilman John Lee wanted to know how the DSMA was reaching out to absentee landlords and expressed concern that larger property owners would have more influence over the process. “Everyone will pay if it passes,” Edwards said. The DSMA is a nonprofit organization and will serve as the PBID Owner’s Association. The association will establish a board of directors comprised of property owners, business owners within the district and nonprofit agency officials. The Community Development or Public Works director will likely represent the city on the PBID Owner’s Association. The city currently funds downtown services to the tune of about $3.2 million a year, most of it from parking revenue. Parking revenue helps fund four downtown police officers and is applied toward cleaning and maintenance of public parking garages and sidewalks. San Mateo also pledges $1.5 million a year in Redevelopment Agency money toward downtown, although Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed eliminating 400 RDAs across the state to trim a nearly $26 billion deficit. The RDA money is used for pigeon control, parking expansion and surveillance cameras. The firm of Progressive Urban Management Associates was hired to provide consulting and outreach to downtown businesses and property owners. The consultant recommends the formation of a PBID as a long-term funding strategy for downtown. Fees will be assessed based on the land plus building square footage.

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of property owners to approve the formation of a PBID, it needs property owners who own 50 percent or more of the assessed value of all downtown properties to support the formation of a PBID. Therefore, property owners with the largest, most valuable lots in downtown will have a greater say in the PBID’s formation. One of the biggest property owners in downtown happens to be the city itself and will be assessed roughly $67,000 a year. The city owns Central Park, parking structures and other buildings in downtown. The city’s Redevelopment Agency also owns property downtown and would be assessed about $12,000 annually. DSMA Executive Director Rob


Tuesday • March 22, 2011


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