Wednesday • March 23, 2011 • Vol XI, Edition 187

Mayor objects, but city OKs fire mediation
Belmont, San Carlos will try to work out differences
By Bill Silverfarb

Despite strong objections from its mayor, the Belmont City Council voted 3-2 last night to accept the county’s offer of mediation to settle a dispute over a joint agreement with San Carlos to provide fire services in both cities. The Belmont-San Carlos Fire

Department is set to dissolve this October and Belmont is moving forward with re-establishing its own standalone fire department while San Coralin Feierbach Carlos is seek-

ing proposals to contract out the service. When San Carlos officials went looking for help at San Mateo County’s Finance and Operations Committee in February, supervisors Carole Groom and Adrienne Tissier offered to provide mediation to the two cities rather than offer a propos-

Fire consolidation in works
By Bill Silverfarb

See BELMONT, Page 20

San Mateo and Foster City have embarked on a three-year mission to consolidate fire departments to realize significant savings for both cities. But San Mateo councilmembers

warned the fire chief charged with consolidating the departments to avoid tricky formulas to share cost that have proved troublesome in other cities, such as Belmont and San Carlos. Foster City is about a third the

See MERGE, Page 20

Prison for San Bruno scammer
Los Altos man posed as victim of Sept. 9 explosion and fire
By Michelle Durand

Matt Krause,owner of Uncorked Ventures in San Mateo,sits amongst a display of wines in his warehouse while holding one of his favorite Napa Valley 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

A full-time love of wine
Uncorked Ventures connects wineries to customers
By Emily DeRuy

A Los Altos man who prosecutors say twice pretended to be a victim of the San Bruno explosion to collect aid and then complained he couldn’t order room service at the hotel room he was provided was sentenced yesterday to two years and eight months in prison. Daniel Leon Stansbury, 41, faced up to three years in prison after pleading no contest to January to four felonies: two counts of burgla-

ry, one of identity theft and another of grand theft. Stansbury received slightly less with credit for 366 days while in custody on $100,000 bail, according Daniel to court records Stansbury clerks. After posing as a victim of the Sept. 9 explosion and fire that killed

See SCAM, Page 8

Matt Krause has been interested in wine for well over a decade. After a successful career in human resources, he and his brother-in-law, Mark Aselstine, recently turned their passion for wine into a livelihood. The two men opened Uncorked Ventures, which provides high-quality, boutique wines to customers through a series of three wine clubs, gift packages and event services. “I’ve always had a bug, always kind of wanted to own my own busi-

ness,” said Krause. “I figured why not do something I’m passionate about? It’s a lifestyle I love and this came out as the right thing to do.” Krause attended graduate school in Oregon, where his close proximity to the Willamette Valley encouraged the development of an appreciation and understanding of wine. He moved to the Bay Area in 1996, and spent many weekends pre-kids exploring the wineries of Napa and Sonoma with his wife. Fast-forward 13 years, and what

started out as an escape from the grind of the workweek has morphed into a fulltime job. Conceived in 2009 after a family vacation to South America, Uncorked Ventures hinges on Krause’s and Aselstine’s abil-

Skyline student caught bringing gun on campus
By Michelle Durand

See UNCORKED, Page 18

A Skyline College student allegedly found with a loaded pistol and several bags of marijuana that appeared ready for sale on campus last week pleaded not guilty to several felony gun and drug charges. Marlithieo Jashawn Walls, 19, was arrested March 17 after a secu-

rity officer at the San Bruno community college reported finding the gun and drugs in his backpack. Earlier that morning, a Marlithieo Walls groundskeeper

See GUN, Page 8


Wednesday • March 23, 2011

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“This is something that we can build into our budget.And we’re confident that not only can the goals be achieved,but at the end of the day the American people are going to feel satisfied that lives were saved and people were helped.”
— Barack Obama “Obama: U.S. will turn over control of effort,” page 7

Power lines up in progress at Japan nuclear plant See page 7

Local Weather Forecast
Wednesday: Rain in the morning...Then showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...Then rain after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Thursday: Rain. Highs in the lower 50s.

Wall Street
Stocks edge lower after a three-day rally See page 10

A man fights a fire coming from the kitchen of a house in the village of Diraz, West of Manama,Bahrain.

March 19 Super Lotto Plus
1 27 28 32 45 1
Mega number

This Day in History
Daily Four
7 8 9 9

Thought for the Day
“What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.” — Alexander Pope, English poet (1688-1744)

March 22 Mega Millions
1 14 35 50 53 43
Mega number

Daily three midday
9 6 6

Daily three evening
2 3 3

Fantasy Five
5 9 11 16 27

The Daily Derby race winners are No. 2 Lucky Star in first place; No.9 Winning Spirit in second place; and No. 1 Gold Rush in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:45.78.

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Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” In 1743, George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” had its London premiere. In 1792, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise” symphony) was performed publicly for the first time, in London. In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east. In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy. In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers. In 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic. In 1965, America’s first two-person space flight began as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly 5-hour flight. In 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court, in H.L. v. Matheson, ruled that states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teenage girls seek abortions. In 1994, Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s National Hockey League career record with his 802nd goal. In 1996, Taiwan held its first direct presidential elections; incumbent Lee Teng-hui (lee dung-hway) was the victor. Ten years ago: Russia’s orbiting Mir space station ended its 15year odyssey with a fiery plunge into the South Pacific. Russia said it was expelling 50 U.S. diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of 50 Russians by the U.S. Newspaper columnist Rowland Evans died in Washington, D.C., at age 79.



Singer Chaka Khan is 58.

Actress Keri Russell is 35.

Gossip columnist Perez Hilton is 33.

Comedian Marty Allen is 89. Sir Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 82. Movie director Mark Rydell is 77. Motorsports Hall of Famer Craig Breedlove is 74. Singer-producer Ric Ocasek is 62. Actress Amanda Plummer is 54. Actress Catherine Keener is 52. Actress Hope Davis is 47. Comedian John Pinette is 47. Actor Richard Grieco is 46. Country musician Kevin Griffin (Yankee Grey) is 46. Actress Marin Hinkle is 45. Rock singer-musician Damon Albarn (Blur) is 43. Actress-singer Melissa Errico is 41. Rock musician John Humphrey (The Nixons) is 41. Actress Michelle Monaghan is 35. Actress Nicholle Tom is 33. Country singer Paul Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 33. Victoria in 1868. *** Rosa and Josefa Blazek, born in Czechoslovakia in 1878, were conjoined twins, joined at the hip. Rosa shocked the world when she had a baby. The baby was born out of wedlock, another shock. However, she was not able to get a marriage license because marriage to a conjoined twin was considered bigamy. *** “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” (19691974) was a comedy sketch television show in Britain. Some titles that were originally considered for the show were “Owl Stretching Time” and “Bun, Wackett, Buzzard, Stubble and Boot.” *** In the 1870s, Leander Sawyer trained circus horses in the land around what is now Crystal Springs Reservoir. Sawyer also provided food and lodging to travelers on a trail between Half Moon Bay and San Francisco. The trail is now named after him, the Sawyer Camp Trail. *** Answer: There were five brothers in the Ringling family. They were Albert (18521916), Otto (1858-1911), Alfred (18611919), Charles (1863-1926) and John (1886-1936). The brothers began their entertainment business in 1884 with a traveling wagon show. They bought out their main competition — Barnum & Bailey Circus — in 1907. By 1930, Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus was the largest circus in the world.
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The word circus comes from the Greek word kirkos, meaning circle. *** The costume of a circus ringmaster is designed to look like a gentleman’s riding habit of the 18th century. *** One of the most frequently asked questions of sword swallowers is if they need to get their tonsils removed. The answer is no. *** P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum (18101891) began his career in showbiz in 1835. He bought a slave named Joice Heth, who claimed she was 161 years old and had been the nurse of George Washington. Barnum charged admission to see her and was soon making $750 a week. *** Jo Jo the Dog-Faced Boy and Mandog were Fedor Jeftichew (born 1868) and his father. The Russian men both had hypertrichosis — their entire bodies were covered in hair. P.T. Barnum, made them famous in his circus sideshow. *** The 1952 movie “The Greatest Show on Earth” starred Charlton Heston (born

1924) as a circus manager. The film was produced, directed and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959). *** We have all heard of the Ringling Bros., but do you know how many brothers there were? See answer at end. *** Harry (1902-1985), Daisy (1907-1980), Gracie (unknown-1970) and Tiny (19142004) Doll were four dwarf siblings that sang and danced in circus sideshows from the 1920s until their retirement in the mid1950s. All four were Munchkins in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). *** The dining car on a circus train is called the Pie Car. *** Circus Peanuts, orange marshmallow candy, are banana flavored. *** In 1963, as an experiment, a product developer at General Mills added bits of his favorite candy to a bowl of Cheerios. The candy was Circus Peanuts. He invented Lucky Charms. *** A good luck charm for circus performers is hairs plucked from an elephant’s tail braided into a bracelet. *** George Hackenschmidt (1878-1968) was a strongman and the World Champion of wrestling in 1905. Over the next three years, Hackenschmidt, known as “The Russian Lion,” was undefeated in 3,000 wrestling matches. *** American animal trainer Isaac Van Amburgh (1800-1868) was the first man to put his head in a lion’s mouth. Amburgh performed for Queen



Wednesday • March 23, 2011


Jumping for glory, and fun
Local children make attempt to join record book
By Heather Murtagh

Police reports
The meat of the crime
Four men were seen fleeing with more than $100 worth of stolen meat from a store on El Camino Real in Redwood City before 12:36 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

About 100 children quickly completed a few extra jumping jacks while “Eye of the Tiger” played yesterday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County. Most of them dramatically finished the twominute exercise push by dropping to the ground or shared glee by jumping up and down. Two minutes of nothing but jumping jacks isn’t a usual afternoon activity at the South San Francisco location. But Tuesday was special as the 102 youngsters who signed in were part of a larger Boys & Girls Clubs effort to break a world record for the most people star jumping (jumping jacks) simultaneously at multiple locations for two minutes. While recovering, Athletic Director Michael Riordan offered words of encourage-

ment, explaining lots of other kids were doing the jumping jacks at the same time. Resource Development Director Paul Wysocki thought the kids had a chance of breaking the record, which currently stands at 237. The Boys & Girls Club extended the opportunity to participate to all its clubs. Last Wysocki had heard, about 150,000 were estimated to participate. It will take some time to verify, however. In the meantime, the young participants are excited to have been a part of the attempt. Six-year-old Josue didn’t find the challenge hard and he did a lot of jumping jacks to prepare. Riordan had students practice over the past two weeks for 30 seconds and then longer to help students prepare for the big event. Nine-year-old Zoila even practiced at home, she said while holding her science project, a

lady bug in a homemade container named Junior. Zoila didn’t keep count, but estimated that she completed 20 jumping jacks in the two minutes. Amanda, 10, was nervous before the whole thing started Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. She saw cameras around her and wasn’t sure how she’d look during filming. “After a minute, I felt comfortable,” she said. While Amanda always thought she’d be part of some kind of world record, she didn’t think it would involve jumping jacks. Amanda was convinced the record would have to do with eating doughnuts or hot dogs, or something with her friends. At least the last part came true, which made Amanda feel more comfortable about jumping jacks in public as a result.

Petty theft. Metal frames were stolen from a job site on the 900 block of Terminal Way before 7:59 a.m. Thursday, March 17. Vandalism. A parked vehicle was scratched on the 600 block of Airport Boulevard before 9:22 a.m. Thursday, March 17. Vandalism. The side window of a vehicle was smashed on the 300 block of Torino Drive before 8:16 a.m. Monday, March 14. Burglary. Two change machines in a laundry room were broken open and the coins removed on the 200 block of Old County Road before 9:35 a.m. Monday, March 14. Driving under the influence. A man was arrested and booked into county jail for driving under the influence on the 800 block of Laurel Street before 1:09 a.m. Sunday, March 13.

Year in jail for attempted pimping MENLO PARK

A Hayward man who advertised his 20year-old girlfriend for sex on Craigslist was immediately sentenced to a year in jail and probation after pleading no contest to two counts of attempted pimping. Phoenix Fox, 26, changed his plea after prosecutors changed the charges from actual pimping to attempted pimping and offered the condition of no more than a year in jail. He

received that term with credit for 80 days served and earned. He was also given three years supervised probation. He had been out of custody on a $25,000 bail bond but was immediately taken into custody. Fox was arrested just more than a year ago after placing the ad on the popular online classified site. A San Carlos police detective spotted a bulletin from Walnut Creek seeking Fox and the girlfriend and followed up by

calling the number on Craigslist. After arranging a date for sex with the woman, authorities stopped the pair March 17, 2009 in a vehicle on the way to the arranged motel meeting spot. Along with Fox and the woman was a 17-year-old girl, according to the prosecution. The girlfriend purportedly told authorities she prostituted herself to support Fox. Fox has three prior felony convictions on his record. some sewage systems. About 250,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into the Los Angeles River flood control channel in Studio City on Monday and ran 40 miles downstream to the ocean, prompting the city of Long Beach to close all its beaches.

California gets day off from stormy weather
LOS ANGELES — Miles of Southern California beach remained closed Tuesday from a sewage spill stemming from a major spring storm, and forecasters said California

Around the state
would get only one day to dry out before wet weather rolls in again. The weekend storm that dumped up to 10 inches of rain in some areas overwhelmed

Lost property. A passport was lost on the 700 block of Laurel Street before 11:08 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Stolen vehicle. A vehicle was stolen on the 1000 block of Del Norte Avenue before 5:41 a.m. Saturday, March 19. Petty theft. Alcohol was stolen from a store on the 1800 block of El Camino Real before 6:48 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Burglary. A burglary occurred on the 200 block of Ivy Drive before 4:23 a.m. Thursday, March 17. Fraud. A credit card was used twice to purchase over $7,000 worth of Apple products on the 1400 block of Mills Court before 10:38 a.m. Thursday, March 17. Petty theft. Steel tubes were stolen from a driveway on the 400 block of San Mateo Drive before 2:33 a.m. Wednesday, March 16.


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Wednesday • March 23, 2011


Obama cuts Central America trip short
By Ben Feller

Local briefs
Prison possible in box cutter robbery
A transient who threatened a female RadioShack employee with a box cutter after she discovered him trying to remove a digital camera from its packaging faces up to seven years in prison after pleading no contest to robbery and the use of a deadly weapon. Marquez Ackui Hicks, 33, also admitted having three prior prison terms Marquez Hicks when he changed his plea just after his jury trial was assigned out. In return for taking a negotiated plea settlement, prosecutors dropped the assault charge and offered a six-year term. The court placed a seven-year maximum for Hicks at his May 17 sentencing. Hicks was accused of cutting a digital camera from its packaging at the Ralston Avenue store on Aug. 28 and holding a box cutter to the neck of a clerk trying to intervene. After the suspect fled, police found Hicks near the 1000 block of Old County Road with a box cutter and the stolen item. He was also identified by the store employee. He remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Under the shadow of the Libyan war to the end, President Barack Obama sped to the finish of his Latin American journey on Tuesday, promising a better U.S. fight against the violent drug trade that plagues Central America and undermines the security of an entire region. In tiny El Salvador, Obama again found his time diverted and his agenda eclipsed by the U.S.-led military campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. He was scuttling a trip to Mayan ruins here Wednesday morning in favor of a national security meeting on Libya. The president is returning to Washington on Wednesday a couple of hours earlier than scheduled. Obama promised a new partnership across Central America to increase trade and economic growth, target drug trafficking and create opportunities so that people can find work in their home countries and “don’t feel like they have to head north to provide for their families.” He also said anew he would push for a comprehensive reform of immigration laws in the United States, including a “pathway to get right by the law” for those who live in the country illegally. But that volatile issue is stalled in Congress and shows no signs of


Barack Obama speaks during joint remarks with El Salvador President Mauricio Funes after their meeting at the Casa Presidential in San Salvador.
political life. El Salvador has one of Central America’s highest rates of emigration, especially to the United States. About 2.8 million Salvadoran immigrants living in the United States sent home $3.5 billion last year, so laws that crack down on immigrants can significantly affect the Salvadoran economy. Obama said Republicans who now exert greater control in Washington were more reluctant than in the past to engage in comprehensive reform, but added, “I am confident that ultimately we are going to get it done.” Obama’s trip was designed to show an engagement in the Americas, create markets for U.S. goods and build up relations with democratic nations whose political support the United States needs in coping with security threats, climate woes and energy prices.

Daly City celebrates centennial
Daly City dignitaries and politicians gathered at City Hall Tuesday evening for the first of several celebrations to be held marking 100 years since the city’s incorporation. State Sen. Leland Yee, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and a half-dozen former mayors, including San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier, joined residents and current city councilmembers at the Daly City centennial kick-off, Assistant City Manager Joseph Curran said. Tonight’s celebration included a rendition of “God Bless America” by local singer Fatima Yusef David, a presentation of a congressional resolution from U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier’s office and a musical performance by the Daly City All Stars band, Curran said. The kick-off also featured the debut of a color guard from the Daly City Police Department and free cake for everyone. “It’s about as good a party you can give for zero dollars,” Curran said. Other plans for the city’s centennial year include creating a self-guided walking tour of local landmarks, renaming a portion of John Daly Boulevard “Centennial Way,” and holding a bowling celebration at one of the city’s two bowling alleys.

Emotional hearing for San Carlos man’s sentencing
By Dan McMenamin

A San Carlos man was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail for the one-punch death of another man outside AT&T Park during a San Francisco Giants game in 2008. Taylor Buckley, 20, was sentenced at a tearfilled hearing in San Francisco Superior Court this morning that drew dozens of family members and friends of the victim, 18-year-old Anthony Giraudo, as well as Buckley’s family and friends. Buckley agreed to a plea deal last month on an involuntary manslaughter charge for sucker-punching Giraudo during an argument outside the stadium during a Giants game on May 9, 2008. Giraudo, a baseball player who was a student at Cañada College in Redwood City, fell and struck his head on the pavement, and died the next day at San Francisco General Hospital.

His father, Bob Giraudo, spoke at Tuesday’s sentencing, calling the death “senseless.” “There are no words to express the pain my family feels,” he said. Buckley had been out of custody on bail until pleading guilty on Feb. 10, and Giraudo’s mother, Sherri, described getting late-night phone calls on several occasions from friends who were “hysterical” after seeing Buckley out at parties and concerts. Five friends of the Giraudo family also spoke at the hearing, with many saying the sentence was too light and admonishing Buckley for his actions, causing Buckley’s mother at one point to storm out of the courtroom. Before being sentenced, Buckley tearfully apologized to the Giraudos. “I’m sorry, I truly am,” he said while choking back tears. Buckley’s attorney, Douglas Horngrad, pointed out that more than 40 letters were submitted to the court by Buckley’s family and

friends vouching for his character. “This is not a time for bitterness or anger,” he said. However, Judge James Collins said, “The Taylor Buckley in the letters is different from the Taylor Buckley in the probation report,” which showed a young man who was violent and disrespectful and “always with alcohol on board.” Collins sentenced Buckley to a year in county jail, with 47 days’ credit for time served, and five years’ probation. He added a stipulation requiring that Buckley “not have a drop of alcohol” during the probation period. Buckley will also have to repay the state more than $9,000 in restitution that it paid to Giraudo’s family. Collins said he hopes Tuesday’s hearing “gives some closure to everybody.”


Wednesday • March 23, 2011

“ARB was dogmatic in its focus on cap-and-trade even though it is not effective in reducing greenhouse gases, increases pollution in heavily polluted lowincome communities and communities of color.”
— Bill Gallegos,executive director of Communities for a Better Environment


Judge suspends ‘cap-and-trade’program
By Jason Dearen

Local briefs
$225K MEGA Millions prize remains unclaimed
One month after a MEGA Millions ticket worth $226,991 was sold in San Bruno, the winner has yet to come forward. The ticket was sold at San Bruno Shell, which is located at 798 El Camino Real in San Bruno. The ticket matched the numbers 15, 22, 23, 48 and 55, missing only the MEGA number of 31. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. For more information visit

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge has temporarily halted the nation’s most ambitious program to give power plants, utilities and other polluters financial incentives to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled Friday that state air quality regulators failed to properly consider alternatives to their so-called cap-and-trade program, a key piece of California’s landmark global warming law, AB 32. Goldsmith ruled that the failure to consider alternatives violated state environmental law, so the California Air Resources Board must conduct further review before implementing the plan. The board adopted the plan in December. Environmental justice groups brought the legal challenge because they say the program would allow polluters who are primarily located in poor neighborhoods to continue polluting by buying carbon credits from projects elsewhere. Air Resources Board spokesman Stanley Young said the board would

Ice pick stabbing leads to trial
The Pacifica man accused of stabbing his girlfriend’s exboyfriend in the head with an ice pick after encountering the couple at the beach was held to answer for attempted murder after a preliminary hearing on the evidence. Arthur John Armstrong, 37, is also charged with assault and the special allegations of using a knife and causing great bodily injury in the Nov. 15 attack. After the hearing with three prosecution witnesses and no defense, a judge found sufficient evidence to try Armstrong and ordered him back to court Arthur April 5 to enter a Superior Court plea. Armstrong Armstrong remains in custody on no-bail status on which he’s been held since allegedly attacking the 39-year-old victim. Armstrong and the victim met up after they separately headed to the same beach area near the pier to drink with their respective girlfriends. Armstrong’s exgirlfriend is now dating the victim. After the alleged assault, Armstrong and his girlfriend left and the victim realized he was bleeding. He gave a statement to police before passing out and medics discovered he had a slash to his knee and blood from his ear. An ice pick was discovered in nearby bushes. Armstrong he reportedly told authorities after his arrest he did nothing beyond physically assaulting the man.

appeal Goldsmith’s ruling. The judge wrote that the board should not have adopted its cap-and-trade plan before completing a more extensive environmental review required by the California Environmental Quality Act. Therefore, the board cannot certify a document known as the “scoping plan” for AB 32 — which seeks to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — until it completes the analysis. “Because it did not proceed in a manner required by law, ARB abused its discretion,” Goldsmith wrote. California’s cap-and-trade program works by giving a polluter, such as a utility or a refinery, a permit from the state that lets it send a specified amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse

gases into the air. If a company emits less than its allotted amount of pollution, it can sell its unused “carbon credits” in a marketplace. Polluters can even make a profit if demand for the permits is high and their prices exceed the initial cost. The plaintiffs argued that the air board failed to look at alternatives because officials had already made up their minds to implement cap-and-trade. “ARB was dogmatic in its focus on cap-and-trade even though it is not effective in reducing greenhouse gases, increases pollution in heavily polluted low-income communities and communities of color,” said Bill Gallegos, executive director of Communities for a Better Environment, a plaintiff in the case.

Around the state
Clerks say time is running out for tax vote
SACRAMENTO — County elections officials on Tuesday warned that time is running short and the Legislature should act by the end of the week if it wants a June 21 special election asking voters to extend temporary tax hikes. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers have indicated they would like to hold the election in June before families take summer vacations and before the temporary tax increases enacted two years ago expire. So far, the Democratic governor has been unable to persuade any Republican lawmakers to sign on to his election proposal, which is part of his plan to close California’s $26.6 billion budget deficit.

Witnesses recall scene of Oakland editor killing
By Terry Collins

Sketch released of attempted kidnapper
Redwood City police released a sketch of a man who attempted to kidnap a 14-year-old girl Monday afternoon, police officials said. The girl was walking in the 100 block of Arch Street at around 4:30 p.m. when a man drove his car into a driveway, blocking her path. The suspect opened the door of his car, threatened the girl and ordered her into his car. The girl refused and the suspect drove away. The man, described as a white man in his 40s, with short gray hair and a heavyset build, was last seen driving east on Hopkins Avenue, police said. The man’s car was described as a newer model, gray, four-door sedan, with dry cleaning hanging in the driver side rear window, police said. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Redwood City police at 780-7100.

OAKLAND — Witnesses on Tuesday recalled a horrific scene after an Oakland journalist was shot and killed nearly four years ago. Among the witnesses at the trial of two men accused of killing Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey was the first police officer to respond. “He was missing part of his face, his head,” Oakland police Officer Trent Thompson testified in Alameda County Superior Court during the second day of the trial. The testimony gave jurors snapshots of the moments before and after Bailey was gunned down in downtown Oakland on

Aug. 2, 2007. Similar testimony was expected Wednesday. Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusef Bey IV and co-defendant Antoine Mackey, both 25, are accused Chauncey of murder in the case. Bailey The suspects also are being tried in the July 2007 murders of two other men, Odell Roberson Jr., 31, and Michael Wills, 36. Bailey, 57, had been investigating the once-influential and now-defunct nonprofit bakery’s financial woes and infighting when he was killed.

Noted author speaks on finding work after 40
Nancy Anderson, author of “Work With Passion in Midlife and Beyond,” will discuss strategies on how to find work for people over 40 at an event in San Mateo Thursday night. Anderson, a career and life consultant based in the Bay Area, encourages mid-life applicants to think about and obtain work that is in sync with what they are most passionate about and meant to do with their lives. The event is co-sponsored by Manpower, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Phase2Careers. It takes place 6:45 p.m., March 24, 1300 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Dozens of citations issued in pedestrian decoy
Police made 93 enforcement stops and issued 77 citations for pedestrian right of way violations in Belmont yesterday. The Belmont Police Department, in cooperation with several other agencies, held a joint pedestrian decoy operation yesterday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at El Camino Real and Fifth Avenue, El Camino Real and Ruth Avenue, Ralston Avenue and Elmer Street, Ralston Avenue and Maywood Drive and Ralston and Villa avenues. The goal of the operation was to raise driver awareness of pedestrians, according to police. Five plain clothes “decoys” crossed at intersections, in marked crosswalks. There was one traffic collision during the operation, at Ralston and Villa avenues, when a driver stopped for a pedestrian who had not yet stepped off the curb, was rear ended by another vehicle, according to police.

• The San Mateo City Council approved a development deal Monday night with MidPen Housing and Palo Alto Partners to demolish the old police station at 2000 S. Delaware St. to construct 120 housing units in two buildings. About 60 of the units are marked as affordable. • The Foster City Council voted 4-0 Monday night to remove about 100 trees and shrubs that line the pedway along the levee. The trees are either diseased or causing extensive damage to the sidewalk. Councilman Charles Bronitsky was absent from the meeting.



Wednesday • March 23, 2011


Snipers, shells, tanks terrorize Libyan city
By Hadeel Al-Shalchi and Ryan Lucas

TRIPOLI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi’s snipers and tanks are terrorizing civilians in the coastal city of Misrata, a resident said, and the U.S. military warned Tuesday it was “considering all options” in response to dire conditions there that have left people cowering in darkened homes and scrounging for food and rainwater. The U.S. is days away from turning over control of the air assault on Libya to other countries, President Barack Obama said. Just how that will be accomplished remains in dispute: Obama spoke Tuesday with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in hopes of quickly resolving the squabble over the transition. Gadhafi, meanwhile, made his first public appearance in a week, promising enthusiastic supporters at his residential compound in Tripoli, “In the short term, we’ll beat them, in the long term, we’ll beat them.” Libyan state TV broadcast what it said was live coverage of Gadhafi’s

Obama: U.S. will turn over control of effort
By Robert Burns and Donna Cassata


A Libyan soldier checks vehicles damaged by coalition air strikes at a naval military facility in eastern Tripoli.
less-than-five-minute statement. Standing on a balcony, he denounced the coalition bombing attacks on his forces. “O great Libyan people, you have to live now, this time of glory, this is a time of glory that we are living,” he said. State TV said Gadhafi was speaking from his Bab Al-Aziziya residential compound, the same one hit by a cruise missile Sunday night. Reporters were not allowed to enter the compound as he spoke. Heavy anti-aircraft fire and loud explosions sounded in Tripoli after nightfall, possibly a new attack in the international air campaign that so far has focused on military targets. One of Gadhafi’s sons may have been killed, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC News on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON — The four-day air assault in Libya will soon achieve the objectives of establishing a no-fly zone and averting a massacre of civilians by Moammar Gadhafi’s troops, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, adding that despite squabbling among allies, the United States will hand off control of the operation to other countries within days. “When this transition takes place, it is not going to be our planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone,“ the president said at a news conference in El Salvador as he neared the end of a Latin American trip overshadowed by events in Libya. ”It is not going to be our ships that are necessarily enforcing the arms embargo. That’s precisely what the other nations are going to do.“ Obama said he has “absolutely no doubt” that a non-U.S. command

entity can run the operation, although perhaps the most obvious candidate — the NATO military alliance — has yet to sort out a Barack Obama political agreement to do so. The president said NATO was meeting to “work out some of the mechanisms.” Despite the cost — not only in effort, resources and potential casualties, but also in taxpayer dollars — Obama said he believes the American public is supportive of such a mission. “This is something that we can build into our budget. And we’re confident that not only can the goals be achieved, but at the end of the day the American people are going to feel satisfied that lives were saved and people were helped,” he said.

Around the world
Israeli strike misses target, kills four Palestinians
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli military shelling aimed at Palestinian militants missed its target Tuesday, killing three children and their uncle and wounding 13 other family members as they played soccer in their backyard in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said. The attack, which Israel said was a mortar strike, was launched in response to repeated rocket fire toward Israel. It dramatically escalated a recent round of simmering violence with Palestinian militants and threatened to set off the first heavy fighting in more than two years. Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group have largely observed a cease-fire since an Israeli military offensive ended early 2009.

Power lines up in progress at Japan nuclear plant
By Eric Talmadge and Mari Yamaguchi

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Workers at a leaking nuclear complex hooked up power lines to all six of its reactor units, but other repercussions from a massive earthquake and tsunami still rippled across Japan as economic losses mounted at three flagship companies. The progress on the electrical lines at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was a welcome and significant advance Tuesday after days of setbacks. With the power lines connected, officials hope to start up the overheated plant’s crucial cooling system that was knocked out during the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s northeast coast. Tokyo Electric Power Co. warned


A bulldozer removes remains from destroyed houses after the earthquake and tsunami near Minamisanriku town,Miyagi Prefecture,Japan.
that workers still need to check all equipment for damage first before switching the cooling system on to all the reactor units — a process that could take days or even weeks. Late Tuesday night, Tokyo Electric said lights went on in the central control room of Unit 3, but that doesn’t mean power had been restored to the cooling system. Officials planned to try to power up the unit’s water pumps later Wednesday.

Emergency crews also dumped 18 tons of seawater into a nearly boiling storage pool holding spent nuclear fuel at Unit 2, cooling it to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius), Japan’s nuclear safety agency said. Steam, possibly carrying radioactive elements, had been rising for two days from the reactor building, and the move lessens the chances that more radiation will seep into the air. Added up, the power lines and concerted dousing bring authorities closer to ending a nuclear crisis that has complicated the government’s response to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that killed an estimated 18,000 people. Its power supply knocked out by the disasters, the Fukushima complex has leaked radiation that has found its way into vegetables, raw milk, the water supply and even seawater.






Wednesday • March 23, 2011


plained he wasn’t allowed to order room service. During the time authorities say Stansbury was breaking the law by collecting aid, he did appear in San Mateo County Superior Court Sept. 20 to move a trial date on a pending misdemeanor case of theft out of Millbrae. On Sept. 15, the District Attorney’s Office also received notice Stansbury was named in a misdemeanor petty theft case out of San Bruno. Stansbury’s plea deal spared him trial on several more felonies including other counts of identity theft and grand theft. The settlement also added him to the roster of others serving time or awaiting trial for taking advantage of aid offered after the fire. Angela Marie Wise, 46, of San Francisco, was sentenced to a year in jail for trying to pilfer $1,000 in aid by falsely claiming housing and “food damage” at a home where she didn’t live. Jacqueline Antoinette Turner, 24, of San Francisco, falsely claimed to be a found a loaded 9 mm pistol inside. The bag also held two bags containing 15 dime bags of marijuana and Walls’ cellphone contained text messages indicating drug sales, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Walls allegedly told the officer the gun belonged to a friend in San Francisco and that the marijuana was for his personal use. At Walls’ arraignment, he pleaded not guilty and did not waive his right to a speedy trial. He returns to court for a preliminary hearing April 4 with a onehour estimate. Bail was set at $100,000 and he remains in custody. This was not the first gun-related victim of the San Bruno fire and asked aid workers for “everything they offered.” She was sentenced to 30 days in county jail for second-degree burglary. Niesha Marie Taylor, 26, has pleaded not guilty to fraud and will stand trial in September. Her alleged accomplice Deonte Jerome Bennett, 25, remains wanted on a $100,000 arrest warrant for failing to appear at his original arraignment. Both are accused of using addresses within the disaster zone found on the Internet to try receiving new identification from Department of Motor Vehicles so they could then qualify for aid from Pacific Gas and Electric. Two others charged in the same case, Lisa Monique Justin, 42, and Sonya Smith, 44, received credit for time served plus probation and community service.
Michelle Durand can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

Rosalia Buselli
Rosalia Buselli was born in Frontone, Italy in 1938. She married Italo Buselli in 1956, they immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1958, and then to San Francisco in 1961. He died in 1996. She loved to garden, knit and watch her 49ers and San Francisco Giants, but mot of all she loved her family and wanted them to continue and cherish family traditions. She is survived by her son Antonio Buselli (his wife, Edelvaise) and her daughter Maria Diletta Buselli-Filous (her husband Jack); grandchildren Giacomina Buselli, Monica Buselli, Aaron Filous and Daniel Filous. She was the loving daughter of Eulalia Passetti Fatica and the late Silvio Fatica. Sister of Vincenzo Fatica (his wife Giovanna) and Enrica Fiorani (her husband Costantino). Sister-in-law of Luisa Passetti. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may visit after 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 and attend the 7 p.m. funeral mass at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1133 Broadway in Millbrae. Committal will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 25 at the Italian Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to: Comprehensive Cancer Center, c/o Dr. Hope Rugo, 1600 Divisadero St., P.O. Box 1710, San Francisco, CA 94115.

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eight people and destroyed nearly 40 homes, Stansbury not only received two weeks in a hotel room but also more than $2,000 in gift cards and a rental car by using the address of one of the affected homes. The day after the Sept. 9 gas pipeline disaster, Stansbury applied for help at the victim aid center established in San Bruno. Two days later, he reportedly used a different name and address to seek aid again. Both times, Stansbury received a $1,000 gift card as well as other gift cards. He also received a rental car and lodging for nine days at the Hilton near San Francisco International Airport and nine days at a Hilton in San Jose. During his stays, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Stansbury com-

Grace ‘Dolly’ Pallari
Grace “Dolly” Pallari, late of Burlingame and San Mateo County resident for 10 years, died in Burlingame March 21, 2011. Wife of the late Frank D. Pallari for 48 years. Mother of Frank (Maureen), Ray (Diana), Pat (Mary), Pete (Sue) and the late Linda Pallari. Sister of the late George, Buster, Lenny and Ray Gray. Grandmother of nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A native of San Francisco, age 98 years. She worked briefly at Royal Globe Insurance company, and she enjoyed being with her family and spending time at the summer house at the Russian River. She supported the SPCA of San Francisco. Funeral mass to be 10 a.m. Friday March 25 at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1133 Broadway in Millbrae followed by a committal service at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. Her family appreciates donations to your favorite charity.

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told the officer he smelled marijuana near where his truck was parked. The officer reportedly spotted Walls smoking a marijuana cigarette while walking nearby and brought the teen to his office. Walls reportedly told the officer he could not search the backpack and held the bag to his chest. The two wrestled over the backpack until Walls allegedly admitted having a weapon which was confirmed when the officer

incident at Skyline involving a student. Last summer, Germaine Barnard Benjamin was sentenced to a year in jail for possessing a loaded weapon used in the campus shooting that injured his friend. Benjamin brought the handgun to the community college Sept. 2 and it ended up in the middle of a confrontation between two groups of gangmembers in the campus parking lot. Benjamin’s friend, 20-year-old Eric Brewer, was shot in the buttocks and later charged himself with having a gun on a college campus. He pleaded no contest to carrying a loaded firearm in a public place and received time served.



Wednesday • March 23, 2011


Is there a Plan B to the state budget?
t is becoming abundantly clear that Plan A on the $26.6 billion California budget deficit is no longer working. Plan A, as proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown in January, was to make billions in cuts, eliminate redevelopment agencies and ask voters to pass tax extensions June 7 to avoid large cuts to education. The state Legislature made some headway last week with part of the budget by agreeing to make $7.4 billion in cuts to CalWorks, services for the developmentally disabled, the state’s health insurance program for the poor and other areas by shifting money away from local communities to programs normally paid for by the state’s general fund. Other cuts, including the elimination of the state’s redevelopment agencies, did not obtain the votes needed. And the granddaddy of them all, a proposal to place a measure on the June ballot to extend temporary personal income, sales and vehicle tax cuts to raise $12.5 billion, doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere. California Republicans were busy meeting


this past weekend and an attempt to label a traitor any of their party who compromised with Brown did not succeed. There was new hope this week as attention has turned from the so-called “GOP 5” to Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, who would seem to have more pull with his party. Yet still, no deal. And it is becoming clearer there won’t be any deal, because there is not equal leverage. California’s minority party simply does not want a tax extension measure on the ballot and, by doing nothing, its members succeed. This inaction caused Brown to miss his self-imposed deadline to place the tax extension measure on the June 7 ballot and there is talk that legislators could push that further back in June. In the meantime, there is also hope that the May Revise of the budget may have better revenue numbers than what was revealed in January. But that kind of hope is futile. There is no way the new numbers would show $12.5 billion in extra revenue, and if it did, there is no way liberal Democrats would not want some of it to fill in cuts they just approved. As long as we have the current system, a minority of legislators will hold out for what they believe and that means no taxes, but rather cuts. For someone who touted his government experience when running for the state’s highest office, Brown was exceedingly naive to think it would be easy to budge the elephants in the capitol. By pushing the legislative path to place the tax extension measure on the June ballot, Brown all but gave up on the initiative path for it outside of both houses of the Legislature. It was all-in on a gamble that doesn’t seem to be working. Brown proposed a no-nonsense budget that did not rely on the shell games and smoke and mirrors of the past. Plan A is still alive, but it is dying a slow death for all to see. You simply cannot set a deadline,

then move it once it’s not met. The longer this charade continues in Sacramento, the less faith the voting population will have in the measure itself. It is time to start working on a real Plan B, not revisions to the failing Plan A. There may be a loophole to be exploited that would allow the Legislature to place a measure on the ballot with a majority vote instead of two-thirds. But that would not necessarily fly with the electorate and those concerned with the precedent it would set. Another option outlined yesterday was pushing for an initiative for the November ballot, which if passed, would provide money to plug holes created by this budget. That, however, is a mistake. It will only lead to prolonged uncertainty for schools and small governments who are already playing the waiting game. When you are dealing with layoffs and public services, just how does one plug that back in once cut? Brown already played his hand and lost. Now, Plan B is looking like Plan A 2.0 — with more months of uncertainty and pain.

Save the Bay, or its people?
By Stanford M. Horn

Letters to the editor
A good time for good deeds
Editor, Note to Jerry Brown. I would like to suggest that you have the unions send the $30 million for your campaign to a job creation project or to education. You succeeded last time on performance and promises, and you won’t need the money next time if you do the right things to improve the situation. This would stop people thinking you owe the unions even more fat pay, pensions, health care and sweet deals. It would also help the big union bosses improve their reputation for putting personal greed above the public good. It is a tough job you asked for, and we wish you good luck. As you indicated, at your age, it does seem like a good time for good deeds. tant things like education, several social programs and services, as well as cut some salaries and wages of hard-working state and federal employees including school teachers. First, I would like to say that I am a proud Republican, so before we start throwing blame, the Democratic Party was also going to do the same thing in regards to the cutbacks. Our problem in this country is that Americans are just plain sick and tired of the blame game between the Democrats and Republicans, what Americans want is a brand-new political party that will help solve our serious financial problems and get our country moving forward instead of the childish and immature fighting and battling that does not help at all in helping find answers and solutions to all our serious problems. Folks, the entire system needs to be revamped. having the testosterone and speaking out about the wasted money, our money, on the Emmett House relocation (“Waste of redevelopment money” letter to the editor in the March 19 edition of the Daily Journal). This was a feel-good project from beginning to end driven by a few people that were well intentioned but misguided. Spending over $2 million on a housing unit for two families with tax money under the pretense of “preserving our history” shows how easily misspending our money can go.

‘Crazy World’
Editor, The media reported recently that peaceful protesters in Damascus were quickly dispersed by armed officers and 36 were arrested. This is how Syria deals with the slightest protest of its despotic institutions. In Israel, the citizens are guaranteed the right to hold such demonstrations on a regular basis. The citizens of Israel are protected by rules of law and the complete range of democratic institutions. In addition, Israel is often the first to offer aid to other nations in need, such as Haiti and Japan. It is Israel that has made valuable contributions in the fields of medicine and science. It is Israel whose artists travel around the world to bring joy to the international community. Despite all this, there are those among us who want Israel delegitimized. Not Syria, whose record of international contributions is zip, nada, zero. Is this a crazy world?

Sandra Jean Schneider Belmont

What do we care about?
Editor, So, Barry Bonds is being tried for perjury, not whether he took steroids. President Bush lied us into the war on Iraq that has caused thousands of deaths and has bled our economy dry — and no one seems to care.

Larry Metcalfe Foster City

Revamp the system
Editor, I was reading a news story about how many American voters are claiming that the Republican Party is cutting funding on many impor-

Frank Lopez Redwood City

Government waste
Editor, Kudos to Stuart Hoffman for

Cynthia Marcopulos South San Francisco

Phil Smaller Palo Alto

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magine the desperation of a million people caught in San Francisco and the northern Peninsula with no way out ... and no way in for emergency workers and supplies. Liquefaction or slippage has closed each of the six major entrances to San Francisco and the northern Peninsula — the Golden Gate Bridge approach in the Marina, the Bay Bridge approach in Oakland, the Bayshore Freeway in Brisbane, Interstate 280 along the former Alemany Marsh, Skyline Boulevard along the Pacific and the three-generation old mud-supported runways at San Francisco International Airport. Water mains from the Sierra are out of commission. Local water mains are damaged and incapable of taking up the slack. Supermarkets are closed. Gasoline pumps won’t work. Emergency help is needed. San Francisco and the northern Peninsula and their one million daytime population would be largely unreachable by outside rescue personnel and critical supplies, exactly as a report in the Chronicle last weekend described Japan: “A day after the earthquake and tsunami, entire towns remained impossible to reach.” With roads gone, the only way of helping most survivors in northern Japan is via airlift. It doesn’t take a great leap of faith to imagine San Francisco and the northern Peninsula in need some day — geologists say it’s only a matter of time — and finding that San Francisco International Airport can’t handle its most important job ever because no one ever insisted on building a seismically secure runway. For decades, the runway question has been simply one of saving fish and shorelines versus filling the Bay. The time for that myopic equation is past. The question now must change to what we can do to protect our people — environmentalists as well as others — after the next big quake. Can we in good conscience argue in favor of putting a million people at risk when there is no need to? If fish could really be saved and shorelines protected, that would be nice; but fish have certain life spans and they will all die naturally or be eaten by bigger fish or thrown upon the land by an earthquake. Shorelines, no matter how many billions are spent on them and no matter how many runways are not built, will be washed away or split away by Mother Nature at a time of her choosing. Example: Japan. There is now no dependable way of receiving outside help by the only feasible method, air transport. SFO needs a seismically secure runway to handle that emergency if ever it occurs. All environmental studies were completed a decade ago at a cost of $70 million. With only $3 million remaining to be spent to publish and certificate the results, a now-retired supervisor single-handedly stopped the project as a gesture to some of his constituents. Reportedly the study failed to find any harm to the Bay or aquatic life from a new runway. Now that San Francisco has a new mayor and the old supervisor is gone, Mayor Ed Lee and the Airport Commission should get together immediately and finish the environmental study and get rolling on a seismically secure runway at SFO. Everyone’s lives may depend on it.
Stanford M. Horn writes on development and transportation issues. He lives in Millbrae.



Wednesday • March 23, 2011



Dow 12,018.63 -17.90 Nasdaq 2,683.87 -8.22 S&P 500 1,293.77 -4.61

10-Yr Bond 3.3320% +0.0090 Oil (per barrel) 104.00 Gold 1,427.50

Stocks edge lower
By Stan Choe and Matthew Craft

Wall Street
cern since mid-February, rose $1.88 to settle at $104.97 per barrel. Oil briefly topped $105 on concerns that conflicts in the Middle East could pinch oil supplies as demand begins to rise. Among the most active stocks, online video and DVD provider Netflix Inc. climbed 4 percent to $221.39. Credit Suisse upgraded the company on expectations it will expand its services overseas. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose 1 percent to $26.29. The company said late Monday that a new study of its melanoma drug helped patients with advanced skin cancer. Walgreen Co. fell 6.6 percent to $39.21. The drugstore chain’s bottomline results were in line with expectations but the company’s profit margin wasn’t as strong as investors hoped. Carnival Corp. fell 4.5 percent to $39.16 after its forecast for earnings this quarter fell short of expectations. Higher fuel prices are hindering its profits. Stocks climbed consistently between Sept. 1 and Feb. 18, when the Dow closed at 12,391. That was the highest close since June 5, 2008. Stocks have dropped since then on worries that uprisings in Libya and across the Middle East could disrupt oil supplies.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Walgreen Co.,down $2.76 at $39.21 Prescription sales growth helped increase quarterly profit 10 percent, but analysts had expected even stronger results. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.,up 29 cents at $26.29 The company’s highly anticipated melanoma drug improved survival times when used as a first-line treatment against advanced skin cancer. Sprint Nextel Corp.,up 11 cents at $4.47 The wireless carrier’s CEO said he was concerned that AT&T’s $39 billion deal to buy TMobile USA would stifle innovation in the industry. Carnival Corp.,down $1.85 at 39.16 The cruise operator’s outlook missed Wall Street forecasts because of higher fuel costs and weak demand for trips to the Middle East. BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc.,up $2.32 at $48.84 Private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP is considering an offer to acquire warehouse club operator BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. NASDAQ Hot Topic Inc.,up 13 cents at $5.28 The struggling teen clothing chain replaced its longtime CEO with Lisa Harper,the former head of kids gear retailer Gymboree Corp. Netflix Inc.,up $8.55 at $221.39 A Credit Suisse analyst upgraded the streaming video and DVD rental company and expects shares to rise 32 percent from current levels. Expeditors International of Washington Inc., down $1.23 at $47.10 An RBC analyst cut his investment rating on the stock,saying the logistics company is unlikely to exceed profit expectations this year.

NEW YORK — Stocks edged lower Tuesday, ending a three-day rally that had lifted the Dow Jones industrial average above 12,000 for the first time since an earthquake hit Japan more than a week ago. The Dow dipped 17.90 points to close at 12,018.63. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4.61, or 0.4 percent, to 1,293.77. The Nasdaq composite index fell 8.22, or 0.3 percent, to 2,683.87. A day with such little change for stocks has been rare so far in March. The Dow has moved up or down by at least 100 points in four of the five previous trading days. Developments in Japan’s nuclear crisis and the violence in Libya have been driving the volatility. The Dow jumped 3.6 percent over the previous three days, its biggest gain since September. That has nearly brought the Dow back to its close of 12,044 on March 11, the day the earthquake struck Japan. “We’ve had a really nice rally off the lows, but I think there are too many uncertainties still revolving around Libya and the recovery in Japan to give people the confidence to break the market through 1,300 on the S&P,” said Carlton Neel, senior portfolio partner at Virtus Investment Partners. Crude oil prices, a major source of con-

New HP CEO on taking the helm
HP getting $176 million contract

By Jordan Robertson

PALO ALTO — Technology company Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it has received a five-year contract worth $176 million to become Nevada’s Medicaid fiscal agent and to upgrade and manage the state’s Medicaid management information system. HP said it will also help the agency improve staff productivity and the delivery of services to Medicaid clients. The agency is responsible for the Medicaid benefits of almost 300,000 people and processes about 12 million claims per year, HP said. HP administers about $95 billion in benefits each year, the company said, making it the largest provider of Medicaid and Medicare process management services.

SAN FRANCISCO — When Leo Apotheker took over as CEO of HewlettPackard Co. four months ago, he inherited a position plagued with scandal. His two predecessors, Mark Hurd and Carly Fiorina, were both ousted from one of the most prominent and troubled jobs in technology. He’s now charged with leading HP past several troubled chapters in its history, while tying together the far-flung parts of a conglomerate that’s under pressure about its growth prospects. Q: What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered about HP? A: When you join a company like HP, it’s always a bit overwhelming because the breadth and the depth of the company is incredible. And what keeps on surprising me is that it seems I discover, every day almost, new things that are popping up in the company that I didn’t know the day before. That is probably the reason it was so important we were finally able to articulate an overarching vision. Q: You inherited a company in the midst of absorbing a lot of acquisitions. How much of your strategy diverts from, or dovetails with, your predeces-

sor’s strategy? A: That’s a delicate subject. Let me just put it this way: I think it was time for HP to have an articulated, strong vision about where the industry is going, and what HP’s Leo Apotheker role in it is going to be. Q: How do you approach growing a company the size of HP? Is there a detriment to being too big? Some analysts are worried about HP’s ability to grow at a meaningful rate. A: People associate growth with high growth rates, percentages. That’s understandable and certainly an applicable metric if you are small or smaller than HP. If you take a company like HP and you grow 5 percent, 4 percent, make it 1 percent, which as a percentage doesn’t sound like much, but when you look at the absolute number, it’s pretty substantial. If you’re focused on the 5 percent, you’d say that’s not much. If you focus on the fact that’s $6.5 billion, you’d say that’s quite a lot. If we grow by $6-$7 billion dollars, we basically add a Fortune 200 company every year — it’s not too bad.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs to be deposed

Business brief
Airlines whipsawed by costly fuel, Japan disaster
DALLAS — Already struggling with high fuel prices, the big U.S. airlines now face a drop in demand for flights to Japan, a lucrative route and gateway for travel to Asia. The airlines’ response: They’re raising fares and eliminating unprofitable flights. Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday it will reduce flying to Japan by up to 20 percent through May because of falling demand as the country recovers from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Delta said the cuts will cost it $250 million to $400 million in lost profit. Delta will also reduce flying across the Atlantic and within the United States in the second half of this year. It won’t grow as much as planned in Latin America and the Pacific.

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, who is currently out on medical leave, will be deposed to testify in an antitrust suit related to its iPod music players and iTunes store. In a Monday filing in the U.S. district court for the Northern District of California in San Jose, Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd ordered Jobs could answer questions for two hours about RealNetworks Inc.’s Harmony technology. This technology was rolled out in 2004 and briefly allowed songs sold by RealNetworks’ online music store to be played on iPods, despite Apple’s use at the time of encryption technology to prevent this. Apple issued an iPod and iTunes software update shortly thereafter that disabled this interoperability. The court found that “Jobs has unique, non-repetitive, firsthand knowledge” about the issue, the

Steve Jobs

judge said. The order stems from a 2005 class action suit led filed against Apple, led by Thomas Slattery, alleging Apple’s use of FairPlay encryption technology gave it a monopoly on the digital player and audio

download markets. Before 2009, Apple used FairPlay on songs bought from its iTunes music store to stop users from making unauthorized copies of tracks. FairPlay limited the playing of these songs to iPods, which meant users with other types of digital music players could not play them, and made it so that other digital music purchases with their own copy-preventing encryption couldn’t be played on an iPod.

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Cougars open with road win
By Nathan Mollat

It appears pitching and defense will be at premium this high school baseball season if the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division opener between Half Moon Bay and San Mateo is any indication. Following Half Moon Bay’s 3-2, eightinning win over San Mateo on a blustery, cold afternoon that featured a total of 10 hits, both managers — Half Moon Bay’s Steve Terraszas and Aragon’s Jesse Velez — believe that the new bat regulations to make them safer may have taken some of the sting out of offenses. “A lot of it (sluggish offense) is the new bat,” Velez said. “You can see the ball not going as far. I expect everything to be low scoring.” On this day, however, more credit should go to the pitchers, who kept the offense in check. Both starting pitchers — Half Moon Bay’s Julian Garcia and San Mateo’s Matt Erlick — were both on top of their game Tuesday. Erlick worked the first seven innings and seemed destined to take a 2-0 loss in regulation, before San Mateo rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings. Erlick, given a second chance, could not shut down the Cougars, who scratched out a go-ahead run in the top of the eighth after two outs, ending Erlick’s day at 118 pitches. Garcia one-upped Erlick. The senior righty

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Banner year for Bonomo
By Julio Lara

Softball set to begin this week

Some soccer players just have “It.” Those who follow the sport have yet to actually properly identity what “It” is, name it, label it, bottle it up and sell it on the black market. But make no mistake about it, a player with “It” stands out. Burlingame’s Stefano Bonomo is one of those players gifted with “It,” a soccer sense that isn’t bestowed upon everyone. This past year, the senior midfielder lit up the Peninsula Athletic League with a combination of speed, strength, control and finesse that led the Panthers all the way to a second place finish in the Central Coast Section playoffs, a goal away from a title. Having missed his junior season due to scheduling conflicts, Bonomo returned to don Burlingame red and white, leaving a lasting impression on those who had the opportunity to see him use “It” to dominate the PAL. And he did it while missing a couple of games at the beginning and end of the season. Yet Bonomo’s presence was such that even with those gaps, he stood above and beyond the rest of the soccer world in 2011. “The first day that I saw him lace up the boots and get out there I knew this kid was something special,” said Burlingame coach Mike Sharabi. “I graduated from Burlingame, I was there in the glory years

when we won CCS and would go to finals and semifinals every year and I can say with full confidence that he’s the best player to come out of Burlingame high school.” Whoa, whoa whoa. The best? This from the guy who still holds the single season record for goals in a season and was a part of the last Panthers team to win a CCS title? “(The praise) is well deserved,” he said. Bonomo’s numbers won’t necessarily jump out at you, but the Daily Journal Male Soccer Player of the Year is one of those players that transcend the score sheet. Sixteen goals and 10 assists are totals surpassed by many a player in the PAL alone — but when considering his season, the senior’s impact can not be overstated. Bonomo made an already excellent Burlingame team elite. “For the best players, the game slows down,” Sharabi said. “They see things, they’re two, three steps ahead of everyone else. He’s one of those players. At times, he would have three guys on him and he was still able to be productive. And that’s saying something. He never went over the edge, he stayed composed. He’s just a wonderful player.” “I think this was the most accomplishing year I’ve had,” Bonomo said. “We made it to the (CCS) finals and overall I think it’s best high school season I could have had.” Bonomo’s coach agrees. “I think he had an exceptional year and

coming back to high school soccer was a really special thing for him,” Sharabi said. “Getting him back this season was a great bonus for the team and he’s just a fantastic player. He’s very hard working; he’s the kind of young man that the other boys gravitate towards on the field and off the field. And when we needed a goal, he came up with it, and when we needed him to make defensive plays, he did that as well. He was just a very big part of our success this season.” Bonomo’s season plays out like an extended highlight reel, with goals from everywhere on the field and passes that boggle the mind — pick a game and Bonomo left an imprint. “There were times this season where he wasn’t playing his best, but yet he was still dominating the opposition,” Sharabi said. “I’ve been around this game for 20 years, and he’s going places. “He was a pleasure to coach, a pleasure to have in the program,” Sharabi said. “I feel very fortunate for my first year as the varsity coach to have such a player. He was a great leader and I think this year we set the tone for what our program is going to be.” The road doesn’t stop here for Bonomo. He’s accepted a scholarship to play at Cal, where he plans to give the Pac-10 a dose of what he gave PAL fans this season. Whatever “It” may be.

The softball season gets into full swing beginning today with the Peninsula Athletic League, West Catholic Athletic League and West Bay Athletic Leagues all starting league play this week. Because of differences in spring breaks between high school districts, initial PAL games were played last week, but this is the first week all PAL teams will be in action, along with the WCAL and WBAL. There wasn’t really a shakeup in the PAL Bay Division last year. It was more of a revival. Hillsdale, a power in the early- to mid1990s, became a doormat for the better part of 15 years. But with a complete team led by pitcher Jordan Richwood, the Knights claimed the Bay Division championship and advanced to the Central Coast Section semifinals last season. Capuchino, a CCS power in the early 1990s and again in the early 2000s, pushed Hillsdale to the end, as did a strong Aragon team. Carlmont, the perennial Bay Division and CCS power, suffered through a down year in 2010. The Scots, however, should reinsert their name back in the championship conversation in 2011. The Bay Division could come down to a three-team race between Hillsdale, Capuchino and Carlmont. The Knights lost a lot of talent to graduation, but return the one of CCS’s best pitchers in Richwood. The Mustangs also have an unquestioned ace in Michele Pilster, who has gone pitch-for-pitch against Richwood.

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Wednesday • March 23, 2011

“I know it doesn’t make a great story. Barry Bonds went to the grand jury and told the truth and did his best,” Ruby said. “That’s not a Barry Bonds m a d e - f o r - T V story.” On a day when federal agent Jeff Novitzky became the first witness to testify, saying Bonds’ grand jury account differed with other facts in the case, the contrast in stories and legal teams could not have been greater. While Ruby, a high-priced, high-profile defense lawyer, spoke in a booming baritone and painted Bonds as a victim over the course of an hour, Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew A. Parrella gave his 46-minute statement in a workmanlike monotone that had some jurors struggling to keep their heads up. His two best lines drew objections from Ruby that were sustained by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston. First, Parrella called BALCO founder Victor Conte, Bonds trainer Greg Anderson and Bonds “the three Musketeers of BALCO.” Then, Parrella said Bonds’ grand jury testimony was an “utterly ridiculous and unbelievable story.” After the opening statements, and with the jury out of the court room, Anderson walked in and passed Bonds, who turned his head away. Anderson repeated his long-standing refusal to testify against his childhood friend, was held in civil contempt by Illston, taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and escorted out a back door. This will be his fourth time in prison, his third for refusing to testify against Bonds, and he likely will be held until the end of the trial. The case is expected to last about a month. Anderson also served three months in prison and three months in home confinement for money laundering and steroids distribution from the original Bay Area Laboratory CoOperative (BALCO) case. Anderson’s plea in that instance happened in Greg Anderson 2005. Bonds’ trial is the last to stem from the BALCO investigation. Mark J. Geragos, Anderson’s lawyer, argued that additional sanctions would be “punitive rather than coercive,” which was ignored by Illston. Later, she instructed the jury that Anderson was unavailable and that jurors may not draw “any inference from his failure to testify.” Anderson was the go-between for Bonds in his contact with BALCO, and without his testimony to authenticate them, Illston excluded what the government said were three positive drug tests performed for the lab. Because he


Anderson back to prison,Bonds’lawyer begins attack
By Ronald Blum

SAN FRANCISCO — With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king’s lead attorney started picking at the government’s case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him hit the ball harder and farther. Defense lawyer Allen Ruby, his rich voice sometimes inflected with sarcasm, said in his opening statement that a former Bonds girlfriend, a former business partner and a former personal shopper only came forward against his client after the baseball star broke off relationships with them. He also insisted Bonds testified truthfully before a grand jury in December 2003 when he said he did not know he was using a pair of designer steroids. Bonds claims his trainer told him that he was taking “flaxseed oil” and “arthritic cream.”

isn’t testifying, the government will have a harder time proving the charges in Bonds’ indictment, which includes four counts of making false statements to the grand jury and one count of obstruction. Each count carries a penalty of up to 10 years, but federal guidelines recommend a sentence of 15-to-21 months. Bonds, wearing a dark suit as he did Monday, this time with a light blue shirt and a silver-blue tie, sat with hands clasped for much of the time during opening statements. He occasionally wrote out notes for his lawyers, and he sat slouched in his chair, his long legs crossed at the ankles and poking out the other side of the defense table. While much or all of the government’s evidence has been made public since Bonds’ indictment in December 2007, Ruby gave the clearest indication of the defense strategy: stick to the story Bonds told the grand jury and assail those implicating against him.

Oakland pounds Cincinnati

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Coco Crisp and Daric Barton homered off Mike Leake, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Cincinnati Reds 10-8 on Tuesday. Leake allowed seven runs in his worst spring outing. He also gave up two doubles among six Oakland hits in 2 1-3 innings. Leake made the Reds’ rotation by default when an MRI exam revealed inflammation in Johnny Cueto’s right shoulder. “I felt a little too good today,” Leake said. “I was just missing a little bit. I don’t like to walk people. I was trying a little too hard.” Leake made the jump from college baseball to the major leagues last year without pitching in the minors, but was competing with Homer Bailey and Travis Wood for two open spots in the rotation this season. Cueto’s injury cleared his way, but Leake doesn’t feel settled. “There’s still going to be a decision when he comes back. When the season

Daric Barton

starts I still have to compete,” Leake said. Brett Anderson, in line to be Oakland’s opening-night starter, gave up four runs and four hits in six innings. NL MVP Joey Votto and Jonny Gomes homered for

the Reds. Anderson was scheduled to start Monday, but rain forced cancellation of his outing against the Dodgers. “I felt good,” Anderson said after his longest stint of the spring. “Joey Vott is the best hitter of all-time and I have to get it through my head that I can’t beat Jonny Gomes with fastballs inside. I felt good it’s the best lineup I’ve faced yet and to go through it three times felt good.” Oakland manager Bob Geren is still open-minded about who will be on the mound against Seattle on April 1. “I’m leaving everything open right now,” Geren said. “I’ll see how everyone comes through the next start.” Votto also doubled and singled and

drove in four runs. “It’s about that time. You have to have some of your big boys swinging well at the end of spring and the beginning of the season, especially (Jay) Bruce, Votto and (Brandon) Phillips. Our starting guys are swinging good. Jonny Gomes is starting to swing a little better,” Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. Votto, a notoriously slow starter, increased his spring average to .324 with three home runs and a team-high 13 RBIs. Barton, Kurt Suzuki and Mark Ellis added doubles for the A’s. Barton has nine hits in his last 22 at-bats. NOTES: Oakland reliever Craig Breslow made his first Cactus League appearance. He had a strained left hamstring that had restricted him to minor league games. ... Reds closer Francisco Cordero has six straight scoreless appearances. ... Cincinnati’s projected starting lineup played all nine innings with the exception of Phillips, who played five. ... Drew Stubbs struck out four times against Oakland. “Stubby’s struggling a bit,” Baker said. “We’re going to DH him in some minor league games to get him extra at-bats.”



Wednesday • March 23, 2011


‘Pink Pony’back in the saddle again
By Janie McCauley

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It used to be the spring training hot spot. Then, it was gone. Back in the day, the Pink Pony attracted the likes of Dizzy Dean, Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin — Ted Williams and Willie Mays, too. Baseball executives, scouts and scores of fans would flock to the Pony for food and refreshment after a long day at the diamond. This spring, the Pink Pony is open again — and not so different from before under new management. Mickey Morabito recently returned to the Pony hoping its new owners had maintained the ambiance that has made this place such a special stop for regulars at spring training year after year. The Oakland Athletics’ traveling secretary gave it a big thumbs-up. So did longtime A’s equipment manager Steve Vucinich. Nearly as big a deal as San

Francisco closer Brian Wilson’s bushy black beard and as talked about as Arizona and Colorado’s snazzy new training complex at Salt River Fields, the new Pink Pony is creating its own buzz this spring — in Arizona, anyway. The restaurant has a decades-old following, frequented by the regulars who are mostly baseball folk. It’s a Cactus League classic, a landmark in Old Town Scottsdale that is particularly popular in the month of March when a baseball-crazed clientele comes to town. The Pony’s doors reopened again Feb. 13 under new ownership after being closed for 1 1/2 years. The decor, with all the old pictures, those black booth seats and the familiar Pink Pony sign outside, is nearly the same. The steakhouse menu still features many of the old classic comfort foods like chicken pot pie and meatloaf, and the cuts of steak the Pony is so famous for — along with the staple sides of starches and salad, like the loaded baked potato.

The Pink Pony steakhouse was a Cactus League fixture for decades before closing in 2009. It is open again under new management and maintains the atmosphere that made it a spring-training hot spot.
One intriguing new addition: a grilled asparagus and fresh hearts of palm salad. “People driving down the street do a double take, ’Oh, it’s open again,”’ said bartender Jason Bonner, part of the latest Pony regime. “I poked my head in and had a cocktail now and then. This is new to me as well.” Danny Little and Tim Smith are the

new owners running the show. “They did a nice job on it,” said Morabito, in his 31st year with the A’s. “They kept the bats and the caricatures. The food was good. The key thing was they kept the charm and the feel of the place. A lot of the Pony was the people, the bartenders.” Bob Murch stopped by the Pony bar for a couple of beers and fried calamari on a recent Tuesday for his first return visit since the reopening. The 64-year-old Murch, who works for a general contractor and lives in nearby Paradise Valley, has been a Pony regular for about 30 years. He wasn’t sure the Pony would ever be back. “I think it’s worth bringing my wife back here,” said Murch, who grew up a baseball fan in St. Louis. Aside from some of the large collection of memorabilia that was auctioned off by the former owner, Gwen Briley, there haven’t been significant changes. Much of the baseball stuff is still there — bats on the walls, photos, a black San Francisco Giants flag.

Hall of Famer Taylor gets probation in sex case
By Jim Fitzgerald

NEW CITY, N.Y. — The teenage girl at the center of the sex-crimes case against football great Lawrence Taylor made a surprise appearance at his sentencing Tuesday, eager to declare that he should be behind bars. She was denied the chance to speak in court, and Taylor was sentenced to

Lawrence Taylor

six years’ probation, as agreed when he pleaded guilty in January to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute. The former New York Giants linebacker must register as a sex

offender, but a hearing on exactly how that will affect him was postponed to April 12. The girl arrived with celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who described her as “a sex-trafficking victim.” The girl, now 17, has been identified in court and by Allred only by the initials C.F. Allred stood beside the girl at a news conference but later refused to reveal her name. She would not say whether the girl plans a lawsuit against Taylor

but said, “We look forward to representing her as she continues her fight for justice.” She said Taylor “should be in the hall of shame, not the Hall of Fame.” The girl was 16 — under the age of consent — when she met Taylor last May. Speaking outside the Rockland County Courthouse, she denied she was a prostitute and said another man, whom she called Rasheed, forced her to

go into Taylor’s Montebello hotel room by punching her in the face. She said Taylor should have been able to tell she had been beaten and that she was underage. “I believe Mr. Taylor could see my face and how young I was,” she said. “I did what he told me to do because I was afraid what would happen if I didn’t.” She added, her voice breaking, “I am upset that he will not go to jail for what he did to me.”


Wednesday • March 23, 2011


tag out Semien at the plate. Other than that, Garcia had his way with the Bearcat lineup. “My curveball was making all the hitters (swing from) their back foot,” Garcia said. “That’s the best curveball (of the season), but definitely not my best (overall performance).” With Garcia mowing down the San Mateo hitters, it appeared the Cougars’ two-run fifth would be enough. With one out, Fama was hit by a pitch and didn’t wait long to steal second. He went to third on a Brett Berghammer sacrifice bunt, but the Cougars had runners at the corners after Erlick bobbled Berghammer’s bunt. Berghammer wasted no time in stealing second and, with Alex Jenkins at the plate, a wild pitch got past the San Mateo catcher, allowing Fama to hustle home with the first run of the game. Berghammer moved to third on the wild pitch and scored on Jenkins’ groundout to shortstop. Down to their last three outs, the Bearcats’ bats finally came alive. Omar Noriega hit a slow roller toward shortstop on Garcia’s first pitch of the seventh inning. The Half Moon Bay shortstop fielded the ball, but his low throw skipped by the first baseman and out of bounds to put Noriega on second. Erlick followed and, on an 0-1 pitch, hit an opposite-field single to There are still a couple of tournaments where the Tigers can hone their skills. Expect them to be playing their best toward the end of the season. The WBAL is still at a disadvantage against both the WCAL and PAL when it comes to depth of talent, but there is always some sprinkled about the 14-team, two-division league. Mercy-Burlingame is the exception to that rule. The Crusaders have enjoyed about a decade’s worth of high-level success and, as defending league champ, are the team to knock off. Mercy-Burlingame has been feast right. The Cougars’ right fielder attempted a diving catch on the fading drive and it skipped past him, driving in Noriega and putting Erlick on second with the tying run. Following a groundout, Manny Jois came to the plate and on a 1-0 pitch, singled sharply to center to drive in Erlick with the tying run. Half Moon Bay scored its winning run in similar fashion to San Mateo’s rally. Jenkins led off with a single to right-center field and promptly stole second. With two down, Peter Bacich came to the plate and on an 0-1 pitch, laced an opposite-field drive to right field. The San Mateo right fielder made an attempt at a diving catch — and also came up short — allowing Bacich to score from second. San Mateo had one last gasp in the bottom of the eighth. With two down, Semien drew a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Garcia, however, got a flyball to right to end the game. “That’s the way it’s been for us this season,” Velez said, adding that his team’s four previous games were also decided by one run. “The only reason we didn’t come out on top is because of where the ball bounced.”
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threw a complete-game, 111-pitch gem. Garcia experienced a game usually reserved for a bullpen: He cruised through the first six innings, giving up just two hits and appeared destined for a shutout victory. Suddenly, he was looking at a nodecision in the face after giving up two runs in the bottom of the seventh. His teammates picked him up with the run in the eighth and Garcia saved his own game with a wobbly final three outs. “Those couple of hits (in the seventh) surprised me,” Garcia said. “I thought the game was over. You have to play seven innings.” Except for the one hiccup, Garcia was all but unhittable. He appeared just as strong in the eighth inning as he did the first or second. He finished with nine strikeouts against just one walk. The only hits he gave up through the first six innings were back-toback singles in the bottom of the third. R.J. Asuncion’s single to right field appeared to be enough to drive in Daryl Semien, who had reached on a flare to right and stole second. But Half Moon Bay right fielder Dominic Fama fired a two-hop strike to catcher Tony Carlevaris, who had plenty of time to pivot and and could ultimately be the deciding factor in determining who wins the crown. The Notre Dame-Belmont squad has gone through a lot since the end of last season, with George Silvey stepping down. The school hired his replacement — who in turn had to step down after a change in his job status. The Tigers then turned to a recently graduated Notre Dame de Namur University softball player to take over the reins. The Tigers opened league play against St. Ignatius Tuesday with not a lot of game action under their belts, with games against Burlingame and Carlmont rained out.


Half Moon Bay pitcher Julian Garcia pitched an eight-inning complete game, beating Hillsdale 3-2 in the PAL Ocean Division opener for both teams. Garcia gave up two runs (only one earned) and struck out nine in holding the Bearcats to just four hits.

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Carlmont is currently using a three-pitcher rotation, but look for freshman Rebecca Faulkner to see plenty of time in the pitcher’s circle. Coaches don’t have freshmen players on varsity to sit them on the bench. Given the strength of the Bay Division, however, any of the rest of the division has more than enough talent and experience. Burlingame and Half Moon Bay have taken their lumps during non-league play, but

both have played a rugged schedule that should have them prepared for the grind of the Bay Division. In the Ocean Division, the annual Sequoia-Woodside race was crashed by San Mateo last season. The two Redwood City teams have spent the last several seasons battling for the division’s lone CCS playoff berth. Last season, there was a three-way tie for first, with San Mateo joining the Redwood City party. Not much should change this season. The Bearcats and the Wildcats certainly have the pitching to carry either to the title. San Mateo’s Bailey Sutton and Woodside’s Ashley Miller are both strike-throwing machines

or famine during the non-league portion of its schedule so far this season. The Crusaders have either blown out opponents or been blown out themselves. But longtime coach Jim Henderson always sets up his team to be successful in league play. King’s Academy jumped up and grabbed Mercy’s attention last season, beating the Crusaders twice, so look for the Knights to be in the mix for a WBAL title as well. Castilleja will have a major hole to fill now that pitcher Sammy Albanese has taken her talents to Northwestern. She was one of the top pitchers in the state last year and her loss will be a significant blow to the Gators.



Wednesday • March 23, 2011


San Diego State’s Fisher not living in past
By Bernie Wilson

SAN DIEGO — Steve Fisher is living for the moment, just like his San Diego State Aztecs. Although he already has a long basketball resume that features a national title at Michigan, Fisher is excited all these years later to have the Aztecs in the NCAA round of 16 for the first time. As the No. 2-seeded Aztecs (34-2) prepare to meet the third-seeded UConn Huskies (28-9) on Thursday in Anaheim, Fisher could tell his players all sorts of stories from his many postseason coaching experiences. The Wolverines won the national title under Fisher in 1989, when Bo Schembechler famously declared that “A Michigan man is going to coach Michigan” after Bill Frieder accepted the Arizona State job on the eve of the tournament. When the Fab Five came along, the Wolverines reached consecutive national championship games, losing to Duke in 1992 and North Carolina in 1993. Michigan has vacated the records from both seasons because of

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forward Chris We b b e r ’s involvement with booster Ed Martin. In 1994, Michigan made it to the regional final before losing to eventual national champi-

on Arkansas. Stories galore, right? “Not from me, no,” Fisher said. “I’m long past that era.” A dozen seasons into his SDSU tenure, he’s helping to write a new chapter at a school with precious little hoops history, a Midwestern transplant leading a team laden with Californians. Last Thursday, SDSU beat Northern Colorado for its first NCAA tournament victory in seven tries. Two days later, prior to a double-overtime victory against Temple, Fisher received a new lapel pin from tournament officials. “As I said on Saturday, it’s been 17 years since I put a pin on for the second round. And it felt good,” he said. What Fisher has accomplished at

SDSU is remarkable. Hired in 1999, two years after he was fired at Michigan, he inherited a sad-sack program that won only four games the previous season. His first team went 5-23, including 0-14 in the Mountain West and winless away from San Diego. He did get the Aztecs to the NCAA tournament in his third season, ending the school’s 16-year postseason drought. But the 13th-seeded Aztecs were shipped to Chicago and were routed 93-64 by Illinois. In 2003, SDSU got its first postseason victory, in the NIT. The Aztecs reached the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden in 2009 before losing to Baylor. Now they’re in the NCAAs in consecutive seasons for the first time ever, with their highest seed. They were No. 11 seeds in 2006, when they lost 87-83 to Indiana, and again last year, when they fell 62-59 to Tennessee. “I feel great. I’m excited to be a part of it. I’m proud that I’m part of something that hasn’t happened before,” said Fisher, who turns 66 on Thursday. “We’ve had tremendous support starting with Steve Weber, our president, and everybody around

with, ’What can we do to make your job effective? What can we do? What do you need?’ They’ve gone out of their way to try to help. Now that we’ve won, and this year won to the degree that we have, we’ve got a lot more people that are involved, in the arena, in the support group, and that feels good, too. “Everybody likes to be loved, and they’re loving this team right now. For me to be a part of it, it feels really good, for me, for the team, for everybody.” The 34 victories are eight more than the previous school single-season record and the Aztecs were nationally ranked this year for the first time ever. Their highest ranking in The Associated Press Top 25 was No. 4, and they were sixth in the final poll. Maybe that’s why Fisher doesn’t need to tell stories about his Michigan days. “He doesn’t really talk too much about being there with another team,” said forward Tim Shelton, one of five SDSU seniors. “He’s always talking about us, us, us, what we can do. Last week we were in there after the game, he was like, ’I haven’t been past the first round in like 17 years.’ He was

like, ’It feels good. It’s a new team, it’s a new experience for me, as well.’ He has a whole lot of confidence in us. “He’s enjoying it. That’s just a credit to what he does, building up a program.” Mountain West Conference rival BYU, which handed SDSU its only two losses, also advanced to the regionals. Despite the rivalry, Fisher and BYU coach Dave Rose have a mutual respect. “I think what he’s been able to do with that program, for that university, their students, the community, I’m really happy for him,” Rose said. “He’s a great coach and he had great success early in his career and then kind of just went off to do his own thing. Now he’s kind of got them back in the national spotlight and I’m really happy for him.” Fisher and Rose will be pulling for each other. “It’s kind of pleasing for our team and our staff that San Diego State is in the Sweet 16 because we know how good they are,” Rose said. “It’s nice to be able to show the rest of the country how good the teams in our league are.”


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@ Phoenix 6 p.m. CSN-CAL


vs.Calgary 7 p.m. CSN-CAL

@ Kings 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL




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@ 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.

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. at Menlo-Atherton, 3:15 p.m.; Mitty at Serra, 3:30 p.m. Lacrosse San Marin at Serra,3 p.m. Tennis Valley Christian at Serra,2:30 p.m.

San Francisco Philadelphia Colorado Atlanta Milwaukee Cincinnati St.Louis New York Washington San Diego Pittsburgh Florida Chicago Los Angeles Houston Arizona W 18 17 15 14 14 14 12 13 12 10 10 9 10 10 10 9 L 8 9 8 9 9 10 11 12 12 13 15 14 16 16 18 20 Pct .692 .654 .652 .609 .609 .583 .522 .520 .500 .435 .400 .391 .385 .385 .357 .310

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 Nashville 39 Chicago 39 Columbus 33 St.Louis 32 Northwest Division W y-Vancouver 47 Calgary 37 Minnesota 35 Colorado 28 Edmonton 23 Pacific Division W San Jose 42 Phoenix 40 Los Angeles 41 Anaheim 40 Dallas 38 L 21 25 25 29 32 L 17 27 31 36 40 L 23 24 26 27 25 OT 9 10 8 11 9 OT 9 11 8 8 10 OT 8 11 6 5 9 Pts 95 88 86 77 73 Pts 103 85 78 64 56 Pts 92 91 88 85 85 GF 237 193 234 199 202 GF 238 227 185 203 176 GF 211 215 199 204 203 GA 209 173 202 223 216 GA 172 216 207 254 240 GA 191 208 177 208 202

BASEBALL Half Moon Bay 3, San Mateo 2, 8 innings Half Moon Bay 000 020 01 — 3 6 1 San Mateo 000 000 20 — 2 4 3 WP — Garcia.LP — Erlick.2B — Bacich (HMB); Erlick (SM). Hits — Jenkins 2, Bacich, Carlevaris 3 (HMB); Semien, Asuncion, Erlick, Jois (SM). RBI — Jenkins, Bacich (HMB); Erlick, Jois (SM). Records — Half Moon Bay 1-0 PAL Ocean, 6-4 overall; San Mateo 0-1, 2-7. Serra 3, St. Ignatius 2 101 000 1 — 3 St. Ignatius 200 000 0 — 2 WP — Razo (2-1). LP — Mrlik (0-1). 2B — Rolfes (S); Klein (SI). Multiple hits — Mercurio 2 (S)); Klein 2,Krook 2,Giarratano 2 (SI).RBI — Mc 2 (S). Records — Serra 2-1 WCAL, 6-4 overall; St. Ignatius 1-2. BOYS’TENNIS Burlingame 4, Aragon 3 SINGLES — Verkhovski (B) d. Hughes 6-1, 6-2; Chadwell (B) d. Joshi 6-2, 6-1; Miller (B) d. Stanton 7-5, 7-5; Miyahira (A) d. Tsu 7-6(4), 7-6(5). DOUBLES — Zha-Pauly (A) d. Rosenberg-Schubiner 6-3, 6-4; Lee-Ware (A) d. Stevenson-Guttas 6-3, 6-2; Hauselt-Martinucci (B) d.Taghani-Wang 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-4. Menlo-Atherton 6, El Camino 1 SINGLES — Kyaw (EC) d. Morris 7-6(5), 6-4; Sarwal (MA) d. Faustino 6-0, 6-3; Fratt (MA) d.Tsang 6-3, 6-0; Brown (MA) d. Wil. Uytengsu 6-1, 6-1. DOUBLES — J. Perkins-C. Perkins (MA) d. Wel. Uytengsu-Tran 6-1, 6-1; Windham-Giordano (MA) d. Sta Ana-DeLaPena 6-0, 6-0; Dudet-Kelley (MA) d. Solis-Sison 6-0, 6-0.

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Tuesday’s Games Washington 3,Houston 1 N.Y.Mets 7,Detroit 4 Baltimore 6,N.Y.Yankees 2 Florida 3,Minnesota 0 Philadelphia 5,Toronto 4 Seattle 9,Chicago White Sox 5 Milwaukee 7,San Diego 0 L.A.Dodgers 2,Chicago Cubs 1,10 innings Oakland 10,Cincinnati 8 Cleveland 7,Arizona 3 Tampa Bay 7,Boston 4 L.A.Angels 14,Kansas City 6 Wednesday’s Games N.Y.Mets vs.St.Louis at Jupiter,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Houston vs.Pittsburgh at Bradenton,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Florida vs.Atlanta at Kissimmee,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Oakland vs.Chicago Cubs at Mesa,Ariz.,1:05 p.m. Arizona vs.Texas at Surprise,Ariz.,1:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs.San Diego at Peoria,Ariz.,1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz.,1:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs.Minnesota at Fort Myers,Fla.,1:05 p.m. Toronto vs.N.Y.Yankees at Tampa,Fla.,1:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:40 p.m. Thursday’s Games Atlanta vs.Toronto at Dunedin,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Minnesota vs.Philadelphia at Clearwater,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Tampa Bay vs.Houston at Kissimmee,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Boston vs.Florida at Jupiter,Fla.,10:05 a.m. St.Louis vs.N.Y.Mets at Port St.Lucie,Fla.,10:10 a.m. Kansas City vs.Seattle at Peoria,Ariz.,1:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs.L.A.Angels at Tempe,Ariz.,1:05 p.m. Colorado vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 1:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs.Cincinnati at Goodyear,Ariz.,1:05 p.m. Oakland vs.Arizona at Scottsdale,Ariz.,1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs.Chicago Cubs at Mesa,Ariz., 2:05 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 Tuesday’s Games Chicago 114,Atlanta 81 Portland 111,Washington 76 Phoenix at L.A.Lakers,10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Indiana at Charlotte,4 p.m. New Jersey at Cleveland,4 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia,4 p.m. Memphis at Boston,4:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit,4:30 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee,5 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City,5 p.m. Orlando at New York,5 p.m. Golden State at Houston,5:30 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix,7p.m. Washington at L.A.Clippers,7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Denver,7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at Dallas,5:30 p.m. New Orleans at Utah,6 p.m.

Two points for a win,one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Monday’s Games Pittsburgh 5,Detroit 4,SO Los Angeles 2,Calgary 1,SO Tuesday’s Games Washington 5,Philadelphia 4,SO Colorado 5,Columbus 4,SO Boston 4,New Jersey 1 N.Y.Rangers 1,Florida 0 Carolina 4,Ottawa 3 Buffalo 2,Montreal 0 N.Y.Islanders 5,Tampa Bay 2 Nashville 3,Edmonton 1 Toronto 3,Minnesota 0 Phoenix 2,St.Louis 1 Wednesday’s Games Vancouver at Detroit,4:30 p.m. Florida at Chicago,5:30 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas,5:30 p.m. Calgary at San Jose,7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Montreal at Boston,4 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y.Islanders,4 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y.Rangers,4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia,4 p.m. Edmonton at St.Louis,5 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville,5 p.m. Toronto at Colorado,6 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix,7 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles,7:30 p.m.

Track Burlingame at Mills, El Camino at Sequoia, San Mateo at Carlmont, South City at Jefferson, Capuchino at Menlo-Atherton,3 p.m. Golf St.Ignatius at Serra,2:30 p.m. Girls Lacrosse Menlo at Burlingame,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY Baseball Aragon at Carlmont,El Camino at Hillsdale,Sequoia



Wednesday • March 23, 2011


Roll out the ...bag-in-a-barrel?
By Michelle Locke

Selling wine by the glass is hot, but having half-empty bottles left over is not, something that has prompted restaurants and bars to explore new delivery systems from sophisticated preservation devices to kegs that keep wine on tap. One of the latest variations on the theme has a back-to-the-future aspect: The wine is packaged in plastic bags similar to those used in boxed wines, but in this case the bag is housed in an elegant wooden barrel. “This is the reinterpretation of history,” says Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates. “We wanted to create something very unique for restaurants and hotels and eventually for someone at home.” Boisset Family Estates runs DeLoach Vineyards in the Russian River Valley region of Sonoma County, which has been selling what they call the barrel-to-barrel concept for more than a year, and recently launched the program at the company’s St. Helena-based Raymond Vineyards. As with boxed wines, the bagin-barrel approach comes with the advantage of not having to ship and recycle glass bottles. And the wine stays fresh longer. According to Boisset, the unfilled 10-liter bag weighs about 68 grams, 99 percent less than a nine-liter case

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Bag-in-box wines have come a long way since the days when they were mostly the punch line to jokes. Many have won high praise and they’re becoming a more common sight on store shelves.
of empty glass bottles. So far, about 800 of the 10-liter barrels have been shipped to restaurants and bars. DeLoach also recently introduced a 3-liter version for home use. The Raymond wine, a cabernet sauvignon, is available only in the 10-liter size for now. At Chicago-based Wildfire Wine & Spirits, a small chain of steakand-seafood restaurants, director Brad Wermager said he was drawn to the concept because it was different and “we liked the idea that it was good for the environment.” Wildfire has 30 wines available by the glass and Wermager has considered buying wine in kegs, which is another way to save on bottle waste. He likes the fact that the barrel is something that can be put on display. “It’s a good conversation piece,” he says. Bag-in-box wines have come a long way since the days when they were mostly the punch line to jokes. Many have won high praise and they’re becoming a more common sales top France
By Michelle Locke

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SAN FRANCISCO — For the first time ever, overall U.S. wine sales have topped the wine-loving French. It’s big news for vintners — on both sides of the Atlantic — but don’t break out the “We’re No. 1!” foam fingers just yet. In terms of per capita consumption, the French still are well ahead at an average 12.2 gallons per year compared to 2.6 gallons for the U.S. Still, many in the industry saw the figures, released this week by the San Francisco-based Wine Institute,

as an important step. “It’s exciting,” said Stephanie Gallo, vice president of marketing for Modesto-based Gallo Family Vineyards. “It’s great for the industry and it’s great for a whole host of reasons.” Why now? Part of the story is that as U.S. per capita consumption has risen, French consumption has fallen. In fact, U.S. wine consumption continued to grow during the recession, though many consumers switched to cheaper wines. “We just completed 17 straight years of growth in consumption of

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Wednesday • March 23, 2011

Each shipment comes with a newsletter that provides information and background on the wines included. The Wine Exploration Club focuses on both domestic and international producers, and each shipment includes a red and a white. At $40 per shipment, this club is both the most popular and the least expensive. Ilana Drummond, a San Francisco resident and former colleague of Krause, initially purchased corporate gifts through Uncorked Ventures. Pleased, she signed up for the Wine Exploration Club herself. “It’s been great, absolutely,” said Drummond. “Now, we recognize different regions more, so when we go out and order wine, we have a better idea about what to get.” Drummond is also impressed with Krause and Aselstine for daring to open a business in such a volatile economic climate. “During this difficult economic time, they had the guts to open a new business,” she said. “Hopefully it will thrive. They’ve also been so generous with donations to different organizations.” Meanwhile, Americans also are paying increased attention to what’s on their plate, which has spurred equal interest in what’s in their glasses. “We’re actually becoming a nation that enjoys food culture,” said Gallo. “As people are embracing cooking and delicious meals, wine is a natural beverage that accompanies those meals.” The overall U.S. wine market grew 2 percent in 2010 to nearly 330 million cases, according to the Wine Institute report prepared by industry consultants Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates in Woodside. That compares to nearly 321 million cases in France, said report author Jon Fredrikson. “All of a sudden, in terms of absolute volume, we’re the biggest in the world, which is a huge benchmark for those of us who’ve been around for a while,” he said. Looking at the value of those shipments, estimated retail was $30 billion, up 4 percent from The next tier is the Special Selections Wine Club, which features boutique wines from the West Coast. At $95, Each shipment typically contains two reds from wineries in California, Washington and Oregon. Saul Sarrett and his wife Camye made their first trip to wine country last summer from New York. The trip sparked Internet searches of different wine clubs and, about five months ago, the couple decided to join the Special Selections clubs. “It’s been great,” said Sarrett. “The proprietors have been very friendly, very helpful and responsive. When you go on vacation, they hold the shipment for you. Things like that. They’ve been a real pleasure to deal with.” At $195, The Reserve Selections Wine Club features wines from some of the most skilled winemakers on the West Coast, and often shipments include hard-to-find, rare wines. “Although quality is a big factor across the board, at the higher price points, you can really begin to develop your palate and appreciation for wine. It’s an opportunity to see differ2009. Wines from California accounted for a 61 percent volume share of the total U.S. wine market, with sales of nearly 200 million cases, up 1 percent from the previous year. Assessing the wine market is complicated because there are so many brands sold at so many outlets. The new report is based on trade shipments, meaning wine sold to regional wine distributors, restaurants, liquor stores, etc. Since none of those entities is likely to build up long-term inventory, the figures correlate closely to consumption. One vintner with a unique perspective on the new figures is Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates, a company with roots in Burgundy, France, that also owns a number of American properties. “Obviously we saw it coming for many years now,” said Boisset. “For us it’s very exciting news because we’ve always strongly believed that the U.S. is the place to be and being bicultural, being in both of the biggest markets in the

ences in the wines and to take a wine journey without leaving home,” said Krause. “It’s about granting access.” While Uncorked Ventures operates out of a warehouse in San Mateo, the company ships all over the United States. During the holidays, there is an uptick in shipments, with local residents wanting to give family and friends in the rest of the country a taste of renowned California wines. “I’ve lived here over 10 years, and it’s nice to be rooted in the community and involved in fundraising for local schools,” said Krause. Uncorked Ventures has no storefront for customers to visit, but Krause and Aselstine pride themselves on being accessible, both online and over the phone. “We really try to make ourselves available to customers, and to take customer suggestions,” said Krause. “When you call, you deal directly with the owners. We’re not parsing that out.” To learn more about Uncorked Ventures visit world is not only exciting, but at the same time allowing us to really read world consumers well.” The new report doesn’t mean troubles are over for high-end producers, some of whom have struggled as the recession sapped winebuyers’ budgets. But since the 2.6 gallons per capita U.S. figure amounts to a little more than a case a year, or a bottle a month, that means there is a large potential market yet to be tapped, said Kevin Morrisey, winemaker at Ehlers Estate, a boutique winery in the Napa Valley. “There are so many people out there who are just starting to become acquainted with these terrific California wines,” he said. “There should be more than enough people to drink everything we can possibly produce.” But no one is predicting that U.S. per capita consumption is likely to rival the French anytime soon. “It’s too big of a gap,” said Gillespie.

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connections with winemakers. The duo travel to the wine country about once every month, tracking down great wines — often with help from the winemakers themselves. “Wine professionals are good-natured and they refer each other,” said Krause. “It’s amazing how small a network it actually is.” For instance, recent phone conversations and email exchanges with Maybach Family Vineyards proved particularly beneficial. The winery referred Krause to Mike Smith of Quivet Cellars, which sources its grapes from Kenefick Ranch Vineyard, and makes its wine at Envy Winery in Calistoga. Uncorked Ventures included Quivet Cellar’s 2008 cabernet in one of their wine club shipments. Customers belonging to one of the three wine clubs receive shipments monthly or quarterly, depending on the option they select.

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table wine in the United States, which is really an incredible record,” said John Gillespie, president of the Wine Market Council, a trade association based in the Napa Valley. Another factor was the introduction of lesserknown varieties, such as moscato, a sweeter white wine that has seen a big boost in popularity in the U.S. Gallo sees the appeal of that wine as dovetailing with another trend, the rise of wine-lovers among the millennial generation — people born after 1980. “What we’re seeing is that they’re turning to wine as their preferred alcoholic beverage of choice and they are interested in more approachable, slightly sweet, aromatic wines like moscato,” she said.

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sight on store shelves. Still, Raymond winemaker Stephanie Putnam admits she had some qualms about the new packaging. “Of course I did,” she says with a laugh. “But I think we have really worked hard on trying to keep the wine as fresh as possible. We’re bottling the wine every three months, that way we’re really keeping it fresh and vibrant for the consumer.”

At the Captain’s Tavern in Miami, Bill Bowers who owns the restaurant with wife Audrey, put the DeLoach barrel in about four months ago and “we’ve had good luck with it,” he says. The only problem is that due to state regulations he can only get the 3-liter bags, which means on a busy night the bag has to be changed and, when the level drops, the glass can take a while to fill. Still, “the quality of the wine is excellent and the taste of the wine is excellent and people like it very much,” he says. Leslie Sbrocco, wine author and founder of sees the bagin-barrel program as part of a general

evolution of wine packaging as the industry and consumers have gotten used to more than the traditional bottle and cork. In addition to wine-on-tap systems for commercial and at-home settings, boxed wine companies have upgraded the design of packaging, with a few companies opting for reusable wooden boxes. “The container is becoming less of an issue and the only way it is an issue is if we get a, ’Wow, isn’t that cool!’ response,” says Sbrocco. “It’s cool that there’s a plastic bottle or it’s cool if there’s wine on tap or it’s cool if there’s wine in a can. That is the changing mindset of wine consumers.”



Wednesday • March 23, 2011


Creamy mushroom sauce,no cans required
t’s hard to go wrong with heavy cream and mushrooms. Actually, you could just stop with the heavy cream. But we’ll pretend the addition of mushrooms to this easy, comforting weeknight dinner somehow makes it virtuous. If nothing else, relying on real, fresh ingredients will certainly be better for you than popping open a can of cream-of-anything soup. This recipe is ridiculously simple. Make a vinaigrette-like marinade and give some chicken breasts a bath in it for about 20 minutes. I keep the marinade simple with little more than oil, vinegar, garlic and smoked paprika, but you can add any other seasonings that excite you. Next, you saute some mushrooms, then add the chicken. When everything is cooked, you dump in some cream and call it dinner. You’re going to want to eat this with something to sop up all that sauce. Hunks of French bread would be nice, but egg noodles or rice would be great, too.


Chicken with Smoky Mushroom Cream Sauce
Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 6 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon smoked paprika Salt and ground black pepper 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless c h i c k e n breasts 1 pound sliced button mushrooms 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 scallion, finely sliced Bread, noodles or rice, for serving In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the vinegar, garlic, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Mix well, then set aside. One at a time lay each chicken breast on the cutting surface and slice across the center horizontally to create 2 thin halves. Add the chicken to the bowl, turn to coat, cover and set aside for 20 minutes. When ready to cook, in a large saute pan over medium-high, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the mushrooms and saute until browned, about 8 minutes.


This recipe is ridiculously simple.Make a vinaigrette-like marinade and give some chicken breasts a bath in it for about 20 minutes.Keep the marinade simple with little more than oil,vinegar,garlic and smoked paprika.
Add the chicken and any marinade in the bowl to the pan. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Add the wine and gently shake the pan to help deglaze it. Reduce heat to low, then add the cream and the thyme. Stir to combine with the mushrooms. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute. Serve chicken and mushroom sauce over noodles, rice or bread. Nutrition information per serving (not including serving starch) (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 477 calories; 245 calories from fat (51 percent of total calories); 27 g fat (9 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 140 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 43 g protein; 0 g fiber; 184 mg sodium.


Wednesday • March 23, 2011

By Michele Kayal


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) 390-7555. 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) 269-3187. 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 Master Gardener Workshop. 10 a.m. to noon. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Learn about choosing plants, planting times and techniques and indoor seeding. $30. For more information call 326-2025 ext. 221. ‘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 Prize-winning 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 5254535. 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 Prize-winning 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. Meal 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 Master Gardener Workshop. 10 a.m. to noon. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Learn about choosing plants, planting times and techniques and indoor seeding. $30. For more information call 326-2025 ext. 221. 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. Burlingame Intermediate School Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ 1 p.m. Burlingame Intermediate School Auditorium, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame. $8. For tickets and more information visit Positive Discipline/Setting Limits Parenting Workshop. 2 p.m. Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas St., Half Moon Bay. A workshop featuring discussions of how to set age-appropriate limits with children. Free. For more information email 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 Prize-winning study of the American soul. 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Bill Silverfarb can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 106.

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size of San Mateo, has only one fire station and has far less calls for service. San Mateo, on the other hand, has six fire stations and responds to far more calls for service. “Be careful with the funding formula,” Councilman David Lim said. Lim was referring to a funding formula based on population and assessed property values that doomed the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department when San Carlos’ share to fund the joint department crept beyond what it expected to pay. Belmont is currently seeking to establish its own stand-alone fire department while San Carlos is looking for partnerships with Redwood City and other agencies as the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department is set to dissolve this October. The county even offered both cities mediation to help keep the current department intact. In the meantime, San Carlos requested other agencies to offer proposals to provide the fire service with a deadline looming April 1. The trouble in San Carlos and Belmont has prompted fire officials throughout the county to take a regional approach to providing the service based on the poor economy and dwindling

resources. The newly-formed relationship in Foster City and San Mateo may result in the two fire departments ultimately melding into one department. The departments already share a fire chief in Dan Belville, who is working to find new cost savings through attrition as the San Mateo Fire Department faces up to four retirements in upper management over the next three years. Sharing Belville “couldn’t be working any better at all,” Foster City Councilman Rick Wykoff said about the arrangement. “Our people feel he has the best interest of both cities,” Wykoff said. “I’m excited about what he is doing.” Belville has developed a strategy to share battalion chiefs and to consolidate management positions that will save said the only way the fractured relationship with San Carlos could be fixed is if the two sides agreed to keep the current funding formula and joint powers agreement as is. The current funding formula is based on population, calls for service and assessed property value. “The old deal was OK,” Warden said. “But if they are trying to squeeze another deal out of us, forget it. I don’t see where the negotiation is.” Feierbach’s words were even harsher. “If we approve this, we are dancing with the devil. Whatever you do you will do without me because I will not participate in any mediation,” Feierbach said. “It is wrong. It is really, really a sin to do something like that.” Councilmembers David Braunstein, Warren Lieberman and Christine Wozniak voted in favor of mediation. “It is an opportunity to find if a financial arrangement can be reached. We could find a whole new cost structure,” Lieberman said. Braunstein said it was time to take the discussion face to face. “We have to explore all options,” Braunstein said. “We are in a time crunch here. Lots of cities are looking at

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al to San Carlos to provide fire services. San Carlos previously accepted the county’s offer and Groom gave Belmont until this Friday to agree to mediation. Councilman Dave Warden and Mayor Coralin Feierbach, however, voted against the proposal. “The county did not want to do it, to provide for San Carlos and now we are being asked to come to their aid,” Feierbach said. It was San Carlos, after all, that sent the letter of dissolution to Belmont last year after the formula to fund the joint department caused the share for San Carlos to go up beyond what was expected. Belmont has a dedicated funding stream, about $6.5 million to pay for fire services, while San Carlos relies on its general fund to pay for the service. Warden, however, called San Carlos a “bad business partner.” Warden voted against mediation and

us to see how we treat each other.” The dispute between the two cities has prompted a greater discussion on a broader, regional effort to provide fire services in the county. Although the council, acting as the Belmont Fire Protection District, voted for mediation, none of the councilmembers know what to expect in the process or even how it will be conducted. Belmont is now 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. The Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department will dissolve Oct. 13 unless the two cities can reach an agreement.
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CASE# CIV 503459 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 Merrick McGuffin Burkhalter TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Merrick McGuffin Burkhalter filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Merrick McGuffin Burkhalter Proposed name: Merrick Menna McGuffin 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 21, 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: 02/25/2011 /s/ Beth Freeman / Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/25/2011 (Published 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 8111.20052 Title Order No. 4522127 MIN No. APN 140-260-180-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/29/03. 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): Rita A. Chase, Trustee of The Rita A. Chase Trust UTD August 15, 1993 Recorded: 06/05/03, as Instrument No. 2003154223,of Official Records of San Mateo County, California. Date of Sale: 04/12/11 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: 847 N. Humboldt Street #208, San Mateo, CA 94401 Assessors Parcel No. 140-260-180-9 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 $244,531.72. 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 21, 2011 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Victoria Gutierrez, 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# 1002.188363 Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 03/23, 03/30, 04/06/2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243105 The following person is doing business as: Paleteria Y Neveria Los Manguitos, 3133 D Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jose A. Alvarez V., 112 Redwood Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jose A. Alvarez V. / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 01/31/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243508 The following person is doing business as: (1)Mavericks Surf Shop, (2)Mavericks Surf Company, (3)Mavericks, (4)Mavericks Brewery, (5)Mavericks Cafe, (6)Mavericks Clothing Co., (7)Mavericks Surfboards, 25 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 is hereby registered by the following owner: Mavericks Surf Co. LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jeff Clark / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/24/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243457 The following person is doing business as: Urban Harvest, 44 16th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Michael V. Salvato, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Michael V. Salvato / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/22/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243524 The following persons are doing business as: (1)Play It by Beer, (2)Cypress Brewing Company, 861 North Street, Pescadero, CA 94019 is hereby registered by the following owners: Lea Krutel & Bryan Richter, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Lea Krutel / 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, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243359 The following person is doing business as: All Ways Balloons and Two Brothers Gift Express, 951 Old County Road, #303, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Sandra Jeruchim, 821 Anita Ave., Belmont, CA 94002. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/01/1989. /s/ Sandra Jeruchim / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/15/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/16/11, 03/23/11, 03/30/11, 04/06/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243900 The following person is doing business as: Cal Auto Tech, 1505 Belmont Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Troy Beecher, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Troy Beecher / 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, 03/23/11, 03/30/11, 04/06/11, 04/13/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243883 The following person is doing business as: Gourmet Express, 360 Harbor Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: All American Food Company, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 05/20/1981. /s/ Norm Weil / 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, 03/23/11, 03/30/11, 04/06/11, 04/13/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243836 The following person is doing business as: (1)Red Square, (2)The Camp Couture, (3)Alexandria VonBromssen, 1628 Palm Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Eva Britt Lowe, 35 West 20th Ave., #204, San Mateo, CA 94403. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Eva Britt Lowe / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/15/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/23/11, 03/30/11, 04/06/11, 04/13/11) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 8, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: ROBERTO VASQUEZTAPIA The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1065 HOLLY ST, UNIT D SAN CARLOS, CA 94070-2553 Type of license applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer & Wine - Eating Place San Mateo Daily Journal March 16, 23, 30, 2011




FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243370 The following person is doing business as: Style Ovation, 1523 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lisa Lindberg, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Lisa Lindberg / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/16/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243160 The following person is doing business as: Express Blend, 1600 E. 3rd Ave., #2401, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Cesar Solorio, same address.. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Cesar A. Solorio / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/02/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243211 The following person is doing business as: Hi Level Inc., 864 Chrysopolis Dr., Foster City, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Hi Level Inc., CA.. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ David A. Alcala / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/04/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243256 The following person is doing business as: Jewelry Etc., 2075 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Tony & Jamie Lynn Sayegh,1552 East Gate Way #132, Pleasanton, CA 94566-3530. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Tony Sayegh / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/08/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243519 The following person is doing business as: Project Knew Groove, 861 North Street, Pescadero, CA 94019 is hereby registered by the following owner: Play It by Beer, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/08/11. /s/ Bryan Richter / 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, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243707 The following person is doing business as: Broadway 76, 1603 Broadway St., Redwood City, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Alex Rimon Dabit & Christopher Rimon Dabit, 1806 Ralston Ave., Belmont, CA 94002. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Alex Dabit / 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, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11, 03/30/11)

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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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243481 The following person is doing business as: 12 Point Productions, 11308 Bayshore Hwy., #107, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kevin Gonzales, 525 N. San Mateo Dr., #207, San Mateo, CA 94401. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/27/2006. /s/ Kevin Gonzales / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/24//11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11, 03/30/11)

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290 Email them to:

304 Furniture
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 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

306 Housewares
GEORGE FORMAN Grill brand new $35., (650)726-7424

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 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243195 The following person is doing business as: US Auto Collision and Repair, 461 Harbor Blvd., Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Anthony Ashwin Singh,26263 Gettysburg Ave., Hayward, CA 94545. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Anthony Singh / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/03/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243590 The following person is doing business as: Mariscos El Pariente, 754 Glenview Dr., Apt. 204, San Bruno, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jorge Marquez, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jorge Marquez / 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, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11, 03/30/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243724 The following person is doing business as: Skyline Trade Services, 1004 San Antonio Cir., #209, Daly City, CA 94014 is hereby registered by the following owner: Sydney Song, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/01/2011. /s/ Sydney Song / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/08//11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11, 03/30/11)

307 Jewelry & Clothing
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 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

210 Lost & Found
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!

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, SOLD! CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243194 The following persons are doing business as: Harbor Automotive Sales, 461 Harbor Blvd., Unit B, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owners: Surinder Sandhu & Anthony Singh, 26263 Gettysburg Ave., Hayward, CA 94545. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Surinder Sandhu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/03/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243681 The following person is doing business as: West Coast Valet Service, 855 Malcolm Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Shud WCV, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Hamid S. Noori / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/04//11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11, 03/30/11) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243247 The following person is doing business as: Actualeyes Productions and Consultants, 1000 National Ave., #420, San Bruno, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Rena Marie Guidry, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/08/11. /s/ Rena Marie Guidry / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/08/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/16/11, 03/23/11, 03/30/11, 04/06/11)

296 Appliances
AIR CONDITIONER - slider model for narrow windows, 10k BTU, excellent condition, $100., (650)212-7020

303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541.

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 MATTRESSES (2) single, single nice and clean $100.(650)854-3235 METAL DESK, 7 drawers, 2 shelves, gray, 3x5 ft. $75. (650)364-0902 METAL FOLDING CHAIRS (37) with wood seat. All for $90. Old but in good condition. (650)430-3307. 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

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.

CHANDELIER (650)878-9542





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

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,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243601 The following person is doing business as: Le Papillon, 86S Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jennifer Strahle, 1540 Altura Way, Belmont, CA 94002. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jennifer Strahle / 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, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243179 The following persons are doing business as: Back Porch BBQ, 1670 S. Amphlett Blvd., #110, San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owners: Steve Abington & Todd Johnson, same address. The business is conducted by Co-Partners. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/26/11. /s/ Steve Abington / /s/ Todd Johnson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/03/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/11, 03/09/11, 03/16/11, 03/23/11

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #243624 The following person is doing business as: Camino Carpets, 117 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: MC Decor, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/12/2004. /s/ Paul Nazarian / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 03/01/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/16/11, 03/23/11, 03/30/11, 04/06/11)

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

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

309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, Casio & Sharp, $35. each, (650)344-8549 leave msg. CALCULATOR - Casio, still in box, new, $25. (650)867-2720 OFFICE LAMP new $8. (650)345-1111

304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 4 STURDY metal dining chairs $20/each. (650)756-6778


Wednesday• March. 23, 2011
310 Misc. For Sale 310 Misc. For Sale
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 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good condition $35. (650)878-9542 FIREPLACE SCREEN - 36"wide, 29"high, antique brass, folding doors, sliding mesh screen, damper controls. Like new. $100., (650)592-2047 FRONT END Dash Board from '98 Sonoma Truck $50. (650)871-7200 GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858

310 Misc. For Sale
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 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

310 Misc. For Sale
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 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

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 MEN'S SHOES (650)756-6778 Brown.

317 Building Materials
WATER HEATER - 40 gallon Energy saver electric water heater $50.00 (650) 773-7533

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 ATTENTION FORISTS!TELEFLORA EGG SHAPED CONTAINERS decorative painted set of 8 at 7 inches Tall $3/each, (650)871-7200 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 BAY MEADOWS Umbrella - Colorful, large-size, can fit two people underneath. $20 (650)867-2720 BAY MEADOWS Bag - Black with Bay Meadows logo, brand new $20 (650)8672720 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BEAUTIFUL ROUND GOLD FRAMED Beveled Mirrors 34" diameter $75 ea Jerry San Mateo 650-619-9932 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW11 $12.,

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

322 Garage Sales

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

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

- New, size 10, $10.,

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


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

Make money, make room!

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

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

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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

610 Crossword Puzzle

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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Note for a soprano 6 Puts away 11 Jet or time follower 14 Heart chambers 15 __ vincit amor 16 Dander 17 Family line of bar makers? 19 “Wheel of Fortune” request 20 Huge amount 21 Malamute and mastiff 22 “The Road to Wealth” author 24 Windfall of chicken pieces? 27 Four-time Masters winner, familiarly 30 Cockamamie 31 Vichyssoise veggie 32 Lloyd or Paul of Cooperstown 34 Teachers College advanced deg. 37 Glasgow girl under a spell? 41 Pitches between innings? 42 Clod choppers 43 Source of Davy Crockett’s cap 44 City on the Aar 46 Slugger Ramirez 47 Frat guy with a spatula? 52 Angiogram image 53 Like San Francisco’s Coit Tower 54 Google Earth image 57 Popular ending? 58 Unwanted grass at the Cotton Bowl? 62 Celestial Seasonings product 63 Hot coal 64 Bunsen burner cousins 65 Terre Haute sch. 66 They may be French 67 Reservations DOWN 1 “... why __ thou forsaken me?”: Matthew 2 “Am __ strict?” 3 Nana 4 With it 5 Links assistant 6 Mah-__ 7 Build up 8 __ and outs: peculiarities 9 Blotto 10 Michener novel set in Japan 11 “Michael Collins” star 12 Desilu co-founder 13 Davis of “A League of Their Own” 18 “Who touches a hair of __ gray head ...”: Whittier 23 Campaigned 24 Collaborative website 25 Tight spots 26 Turow work set at Harvard 27 Goya’s “Duchess of __” 28 Pond plant 29 Reuters, e.g. 32 Big shot 33 Cousin of atmo35 “Runaround Sue” singer 36 Say no to 38 Like some machinery nuts 39 Part of NFC: Abbr. 40 Fight memento 45 Me. hours 46 Sounded like a Siamese 47 Greater Antilles nation 48 Percolates 49 Lazybones 50 Orchard fruit 51 IBM products 54 Maître d’s offering 55 Not much at all 56 Soft “Hey!” 59 Latin 101 verb 60 Wall St. action 61 1940s mil. venue

381 Homes for Sale

381 Homes for Sale

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

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

379 Open Houses


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380 Real Estate Services


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380 Real Estate Services 470 Rooms 620 Automobiles
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 ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461 MERCEDES BENZ ‘04 E320 - Excellent condition, leather interior, navigation, 77K mi., $15,500 obo, (650)574-1198

Wednesday• March. 23, 2011
620 Automobiles
VOLVO ‘00 V70 XC AWD SE, blue, 122K miles, $7,594. TY2719581 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal


635 Vans
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

670 Auto Parts
CAD '91 Eldorado 149k. red leather new radials $100 obo, (650)481-5296

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

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

CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8” diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 CHEVY RADIATOR - Like new, $60., (650)367-8949 CHEVY S-10 ‘97, 49000 mi. American Racing rims & radial 15-8, New. $3800 OBO (650)481-5296 CHEVY TRANSMISSION 4L60E Semi used $800. (650)921-1033 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

(650) 593-3136
ROOMS FOR RENT Weekly/Extented Stay Private & Shared Bath Close to Public Transport Cable TV, MicroFreeze Rates $175.60 & up per week No Pets 287 Lorton Ave. Burlingame, CA 94010 650-344-6666

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

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 FORD ‘05 350 Super Duty, 4x4 Crewcab, fully loaded, 125K miles, $26,500., (650)281-4750 or (650)492-0184 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

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.

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

SAN MATEO - Single, working, mature Women preferred. $650/mo. OBO. (650)571-0129

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,

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.

442 Studios
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

670 Auto Service

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!

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


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

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991


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

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

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

Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

MB GARAGE, INC. 2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

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

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 MERCEDES ‘05 C230 - 40K miles, 4 cylinder, black, $15,000, (650)455-7461

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

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

REDWOOD CITY Sequoia Hotel

Dealership Quality Affordable Prices Complete Auto Service Foreign & Domestic Autos 880 El Camino Real San Carlos 650-598-9288

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

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

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







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Handy Help



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


for all your electrical needs

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels Electrical, All types of Roofs. Fences, Tile, Concrete, Painting, Plumbing, Decks All Work Guaranteed


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

Quality, Dependable Handyman Service

Call Joe (650)722-3925



Decks & Fences Glass
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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

“Specializing in Any Size Projects”

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

Call Rob (650)995-3064

Unclog Any Drain w/Outside Cleanout w/90 day Warranty Senior and Military Discounts LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!!!

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•Painting •Electrical •Carpentry •Dry Rot
40 Yrs. Experience Retired Licensed Contractor

650-888-9504 Anything Anytime Free Estimate $30 and Up Kitchens



Handy Help


Steve’s Handyman Service Prompt, Tidy, Friendly Stephen Pizzi

Light moving! Haul Debris! 650-583-6700

1091 Industrial Road Suite 185 - San Carlos 10% Off and guaranteed completion for the holidays.

State License #377047 Licensed • Insured • Bonded Fences - Gates - Decks Stairs - Retaining Walls 10-year guarantee

Carpentry, Cabinets, Wainscot Paneling, Moulding, Painting, Drywall Repair, Dry Rot, Minor Plumbing & Electrical & More! Contractors Lic# 931633/Insured

Lic.#888484 Insured & Bonded

Call now 650-631-0330

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Hardwood Floors

Quality work with reasonable prices

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

•Hardwood & Laminate Installation & Repair •Refinish •High Quality @ Low Prices Call 24/7 for Free Estimate

Call for free estimate (650)571-1500


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


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.

Free Estimates Lic.#834170


Tree Service

Carpentry, Plumbing, Kitchen/Bathroom Dry Rot & Decks, Landscaping (650)726-2011


800-300-3218 408-979-9665
Lic. #794899


Free Estimates 20 Years Experience

Remodeling, New Construction, General Home Repair, Demolish No Job Too Small
Lic.# 891766

NORTH FENCE CO. - Specializing in: Redwood Fences, Decks & Retaining Walls. (650)756-0694. Lic.#733213

RELEASE THE CLUTTER Furniture Disposal. Appliance Recycling. Garage Clean-out. Attic Clean-out. Construction Hauling Free Estimates! We Do All The Work! We Recycle! Call 1-800-995-Junk-King (5868) Moving ARMANDO’S MOVING
Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsula’s Personal Mover Commercial/Residential


Window Washing

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Call Armando (650) 630-0424


Since 1975 Commercial & Residential Excellent References Free Estimates (415)722-9281
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NOTICE TO READERS: California law requires that contractors taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor or materials) be licensed by the Contractor’s State License Board. State law also requires that contractors include their license number in their advertising. You can check the status of your licensed contractor at or 800321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking jobs that total less than $500 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

for as low as

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Health & Medical



30 Years Experience (650)697-4211 475 El Camino Real, #403, Millbrae
CA Licensed Eric L. Barrett, CLU, RHU, REBC, CLTC, LUTCF President Barrett Insurance Services (650)513-5690 CA. Insurance License #0737226


Needlepoint! Fiesta Shopping Center
747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo

Real Estate Loans

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Guaranteed Results Highest Patient Satisfaction Easy Financing Schedule your free consultation

Affordable non-attorney document preparation service Registered & Bonded Divorces, Living Trusts, Corporations, Notary Public

REAL ESTATE LOANS Direct Private Lender
Common Sense Underwriting Based primarily on equity Homes• Mixed-Use Commercial All Credit Accepted • Owner or Non-Owner Occupied Salaried, Self-Emp, or Retired PURCHASE OR REFINANCE Investors welcome since 1979

(650)551-1100 Gorrin Surgical
Blurry Vision? Eye Infections? Cataracts? For all your eyecare needs.

“I am not an attorney. I can only provide self help services at your specific direction”


Dental Services

Millbrae’s Finest Dining Restaurant

1720 El Camino Real #225 Burlingame 94010

650-348-7191 Marketing
GET MORE BUSINESS with Guerrilla Marketing Coaching. The Growth Coach can help you 1on1.
First consultation always free Wachter Investments, Inc. Real Estate Broker #746683 CA Dept. of Real Estate

Huge credit card debt? Job loss? Foreclosure? Medical bills?
Call for a free consultation (650)363-2600 This law firm is a debt relief agency

(650) 697-3200

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324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401

Come Sing Karaoke Sat. Night 9 pm-12 am
Closed Mondays!


448 Broadway (650)697-6118

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


(Reg. $189.)

Free consultation Serving the entire Bay Area Law Offices of Timothy J. Kodani Since 1985 (1-800-529-9473) Employment - Sexual Harrassment Housing - Landlord/Tenant

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$65.Exam/Cleaning $65. Exam/FMX
(Reg. $228.)
New Patients without Insurance


390 El Camino Real Suite U, Belmont. X St Davy Glen Rd (650)508-1168


1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit Foster City

Massage Therapy


Crowne Plaza

NO. 9 FOOT SPA $5 off 1 hour session
See our ad in today’s paper for coupon 9A El Camino Real, Millbrae (650-777-9095 OPen 10am-10pm daily

Great Prices! Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm Walk-ins welcome! 633 Veterans Blvd., #C Redwood City

Hospice. 24-Hour care, incredible facility located in San Carlos Hills. See our monthly specials!

Assisted Living & Dementia Care




Facials, Waxing, Fitness Body Fat Reduction Pure Organic Facial $48. 1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae (650)697-6868

Free Roundtrip Limo Pickup (94010 zipcode) Live, Ride, Dine in Style 1400 Broadway, Burlingame


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


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New San Mateo Address: 117 N. San Mateo Dr. San Mateo 94401

119 Park Blvd. Millbrae -- El Camino Open 10 am-9:30 pm Daily

Burlingame Villa & Mills Estate Villa
- Assisted Living - Dementia Care - Respite, Hospice - Post-Op/Vacation Care 1733 California Drive Burlingame


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner 2009 1st Place Winner Best Crepes

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Denise Smith (408) 998-8740

851 Cherry Ave., #16 San Bruno (650)589-3778


(Behind Trader Joe’s) Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm

1482 Laurel St. San Carlos

Lic.#4105088251/ 415600633



Gourmet American meets the European elegance ....have you experienced it yet? Reservations & take out

GODFATHER’S Burger Lounge

2010 Best Burger in the Bay Area - SF Gate Baylist NOW OPEN IN San Mateo at Hillsdale Mall 41 W. Hillsdale Blvd Palo Alto 369 California Avenue


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We come to you!

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Join us for Happy Hour $3. Pints M-F, 4-6 pm


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Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 4-6 pm 1/2 Price Food Specials Premium Imported Beers only $3.00 106 East 25th Ave. San Mateo (650)522-9800


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FREE DENTURE Consultation
Dental Lab Technician On-Site Dentures Made In One Day Free Follow-up Advisement (650)366-3812 Roos Dental Care

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