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Brown pushing for taxes
Revenue up in state,but governor says tax extensions still needed
Revised budget
SPENDING
Based on a rebounding economy and higher state tax revenue,the revised budget calls for general fund spending to rise above his previous proposal for the 2011-12 fiscal year,from $84.6 billion in January to $88.8 billion today. The revised number still represents a $2.8 billion reduction from the 2010-11 general fund budget. Total state spending,which includes federal money and revenue dedicated to specific programs,would rise to $132.5 billion,about $5 billion higher than in the current fiscal year.

By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

DEFICIT
The projected deficit has fallen from $26.6 billion earlier this year to about $9.6 billion, according to the governor’s office.That is due to: • $11.2 billion in cuts and funding shifts already adopted by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor. • $2.2 billion in cuts approved by the Legislature that have not yet been sent to Brown. • Estimated $6.6 billion growth in tax revenue. • $2 billion in increased spending,largely on education,because of the higher income levels. • Eliminates $1 billion Brown had hoped to transfer from Proposition 10,the early childhood development program known as First Five,because it is tied up in litigation.

TAXES
Brown hopes to hold a special election asking voters to extend a series of temporary increases to the sales,personal income and vehicle taxes.Because all the taxes will expire

Despite a bump in revenue, balancing the state’s budget will still require the approval of tax extensions, either by the Legislature or state voters, Gov. Jerry Brown said yesterday as he unveiled the May revision of the fiscal year 2011-12 budget. When Brown took office in January, the state faced a nearly $26 billion deficit but that figure has now dropped to just more than $10 billion through approved cuts by the Legislature and $2.5 billion in additional revenue, the governor said yesterday. To close the gap, the Legislature will still need to approve extending a current sales tax, vehicle license fee rates and the dependent credit exemption by another five years, according to a summary of the May revision of Brown’s budget. For local lawmakers working in Sacramento, making more than $13 billion in cuts already has been a painful process. Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, said he made more than 20 votes in March to make deep cuts to critical state services to trim the deficit. “These are services that I value deeply and can attest to their success in strengthening communities and individuals. In many cases, REUTERS FILE PHOTO these are programs that a few months ago as a Gov.Jerry Brown has released a revised state budget that calls for a 5 percent increase in spending over county supervisor I sought to strengthen and

See BUDGET, Page 27

the plan he released in January but says a renewal of expiring tax increases is still needed to close California’s remaining budget deficit.

See BROWN, Page 27

Watchdog: PG&E underspent on pipeline fixes
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

About $183 million given to Pacific Gas & Electric by state regulators in the 1980s and ’90s to fix its aging gas pipelines was either spent elsewhere or was counted as earnings, according to an audit by the California Public Utilities Commission. The audit findings indicate the CPUC was not monitoring PG&E as closely as it should

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have, especially considering the tragedy in San Bruno last year, according to U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier’s office. “CPUC should have been more diligent in its assessment of PG&E work activities in the 1990s — this is a history that can’t be repeated,” Speier, D-

San Mateo, wrote in a prepared statement yesterday. PG&E began developing a program called the Gas Pipeline Replacement Program (GPRP) in 1984 and presented it to the CPUC in a rate case for the first time in 1987, according to CPUC documents. The GPRP was envisioned by PG&E as a major program to replace all old lines constructed prior to the enactment of state and federal regulations governing the construction

of pipeline systems over a 30-year time period, according to the CPUC. Many of PG&E’s underground gas transmission lines were constructed prior to state and federal regulations, such as the one in San Bruno that exploded Sept. 9, killing eight and destroying 38 homes. Line 132 in San Bruno was constructed in 1956. “The CPUC granted PG&E $183 million

See PG&E, Page 19

Fire chief announces retirement
Belmont-San Carlos’Doug Fry leaving before department dissolves
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Overcoming multiple obstacles
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Belmont-San Carlos Fire Chief Doug Fry has announced his retirement after serving in the same department for 36 years. His departure comes, however, as the department he leads is set to dissolve in October. The Belmont-San Carlos Fire Board of Commissioners must now decide whether to promote a battalion chief from within to be the

Doug Fry

acting chief or find someone from outside the department to lead it until October, when it is set to dissolve. “Dissolution is hard enough. Without Doug, it is one more challenge we have to overcome,” said San Carlos Vice Mayor

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Bouncing from six high schools and becoming a teenage mom wasn’t enough to stop June-Nesha Houston from graduating. “I did not have doubts I would finish. I just had to figure out how to get it done,” she said. The 18-year-old from South San Francisco is among those from South San Francisco Adult School this spring. With her 1-year-old daughter as an inspiration, Houston plans to study to become an X-ray technician. “June-Nesha has been an inspirational stu-

dent on our campus. After struggling at previous schools, she came to our school determined to graduate from high school. Here, she persevered through the challenges of pregnancy, motherhood and other family transitions in order to earn her diploma. She has always been a joy to have on campus, and in her own quiet way is an encouragement to those around her. We are so proud of all she has accomplished and know she’ll do great things in the years to come,” said counselor Juliet Johnson.

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“We also applaud the governor for embracing Republican proposals of paying down state debt and providing some job-creation incentives....But the May revise goes too far on taxes and not far enough on reforms.”
— Bob Dutton,R-Rancho Cucamonga “Brown pushing for taxes,” see page 1

Medical question
Study challenges rural lack of access to surgery See page 17

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Tuesday: Scattered showers in the morning...Then numerous showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Numerous showers. Lows around 50. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph...Becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph...Becoming northwest in the afternoon.

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Debt concerns weigh on stocks See page 10

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THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
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“Always dream and shoot higher than you The U.S. Supreme Court, in Brown v. know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your Board of Education of Topeka, unanimously struck down racially segregated contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner, American author (1897-1962) public schools. In 1510, Early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli died in Florence, Italy; he was probably in his mid 60s. In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street. In 1849, fire erupted in St. Louis, Mo., resulting in the loss of three lives, more than 400 buildings and some two dozen steamships. In 1911, actress Maureen O’Sullivan was born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. In 1939, Britain’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrived in Quebec on the first visit to Canada by reigning British sovereigns. Host-actor Craig In 1946, President Harry S. Truman seized control of the Actor Bill Paxton is Actor-comedian Ferguson is 49. nation’s railroads, delaying — but not preventing — a threat- 56. Bob Saget is 55. ened strike by engineers and trainmen. Actor Peter Gerety is 71. Singer Taj Mahal is 69. SingerIn 1961, Cuban leader Fidel Castro offered to release prisoners captured in the Bay of Pigs invasion in exchange for 500 bull- songwriter Jesse Winchester is 67. Rock musician Bill dozers. (The prisoners were eventually freed in exchange for Bruford is 62. Singer-musician George Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) is 58. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is medical supplies.) In 1971, “Godspell,” a contemporary musical inspired by the 58. Boxing Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 55. Sports Gospel According to St. Matthew, opened off-Broadway at the announcer Jim Nantz is 52. Singer Enya is 50. Rock singermusician Page McConnell is 48. Actor David Eigenberg is Cherry Lane Theatre. In 1980, rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami’s 47. Singer-musician Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 46. Liberty City after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four for- Actress Paige Turco is 46. Rhythm-and-blues musician mer Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance O’Dell (Mint Condition) is 46. Actor Hill Harper is 45. TV executive Arthur McDuffie. personality/interior designer Thom Filicia is 42. Singer In 1987, 37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi war- Jordan Knight is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darnell Van plane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf. Rensalier (Shai) is 41. Actress Sasha Alexander is 38. Rock (Iraq and the U.S. called the attack a mistake.) singer-musician Josh Homme is 38. Rock singer Andrea Ten years ago: President George W. Bush unveiled his energy Corr (The Corrs) is 37. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy is 37. plan, bracing Americans for a summer of blackouts, layoffs, Actress Rochelle Aytes is 35. Singer Kandi Burruss is 35. business closings and skyrocketing fuel costs and warning of Actress Kat Foster is 33. Actor Tahj Mowry is 25. Actress “a darker future” without his aggressive plans to drill for more Nikki Reed is 23. Actress Leven Rambin is 21. Actress oil and gas and rejuvenate nuclear power. Samantha Browne-Walters is 20. Actor Justin Martin is 17.

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Strange but True
New home for Ohio man’s pencil sharpener ‘museum’
LOGAN, Ohio — Tourism officials have made a point of displaying the hundreds of pencil sharpeners collected by an Ohio minister who died last summer. The Rev. Paul Johnson had kept his collection in a small shed he called his museum, outside his home in Carbon Hill in southeast Ohio. A new home for his more than 3,400 sharpeners was dedicated Friday inside a regional welcome center. The Logan Daily News reports Johnson started collecting after his wife gave him a few pencil sharpeners as a gift in the late 1980s. He kept them organized in categories, including cats, Christmas and Disneyland. The oldest is 105 years old. An Ohio Senate proclamation calls the new display “a fitting tribute” to Johnson, a World War II veteran. ning at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Industry officer Aaron Lopez says the man and others were moving scouts and camping supplies off the site as a thunderstorm approached. Lopez says no children were nearby when the man was struck. The man was up and walking around when police arrived, though he was treated later at a hospital for a wound where the lightning bolt apparently exited his body. Police are not identifying the man. so the owners could start repairs. The town is named for an Englishman who built a railroad depot in the area in the 1880s.

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Operation Donkey brings Iraqi equine to U.S.
WASHINGTON — It took 37 days and a group of determined animal lovers, but a donkey from Iraq is now a U.S. resident. Smoke The Donkey, who became a friend and mascot to a group of U.S. Marines living in Iraq’s Anbar Province nearly three years ago, arrived in New York this week aboard a cargo jet from Turkey. After being quarantined for two days he was released Saturday and began a road trip to Omaha, Neb., where he is destined to become a therapy animal. The chest-high donkey’s story begins in the summer of 2008, when he wandered in to Camp Taqaddum west of Fallujah, a former Iraqi air base being used by Marines. The smoke-colored donkey, which once snatched and ate a cigarette from a careless Marine, soon became such a part of the unit that he received his own care packages and cards. Marines took care of him until 2009 when they left the area, but they turned Smoke over to a sheik who promised to care for him.

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Convention to spotlight town’s disaster
PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. — The Phil Campbell Convention, which honors people who share the name of the only incorporated town in Alabama with a first and last name, has a new purpose this year after tornadoes raked the state. A tornado destroyed much of Phil Campbell and killed 26 last month. The convention will call attention to the disaster and the group has launched an “I’m With Phil” campaign. The convention started in 1995 and has 190 Facebook members. Organizers say Phil Campbells from as far away as Australia say they’ll attend this year’s convention June 17-18. Phil Campbell of Fayetteville, Ga., has already helped clear debris from a home

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Man survives lightning strike at campsite
INDUSTRY, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania man has survived a lighting strike while helping set up tents for a Boy Scout outing. Police in the town of Industry say the 49-year-old man was standing by a tree hit when he was struck by a bolt of light-

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at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. MacIsaac also holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of La Verne and a master’s degree from California University of East Bay. Along the way, she met her husband of 37 years Maggie Patrick. MacIsaac used to MacIsaac baby-sit for her future husband’s older sister. It was at a graduation party for Patrick’s brother-in-law that the two met. Today they have three adult children and three grandchildren all under the age of 5. MacIsaac’s educational career started as a fifth-grade teacher at a Catholic school. After that, she spent time as a high school teacher. While at Alhambra High School in Martinez, MacIsaac was given the opportunity to work with the leadership class. The job meant working closely with the administration, which sparked her interest in that side of education. MacIsaac took on the job as a summer school principal and was immediately offered an assistant principal job at Liberty High School in Brentwood. There, MacIsaac took on myriad jobs including an administrator at a high school and middle school level before helping to open an elementary school. Opening the school was a highlight of her time in Brentwood — the experience will be of use as Burlingame is now working on reopening a school. Last year, the district purchased 2220 Summit Drive, previously Hoover Elementary, to use as a traditional elementary to address enrollment growth. At the urging of her superintendent, MacIsaac applied for a district-level curriculum position in Lafayette. Although she wasn’t sure she’d get it, MacIsaac was offered the position. “Ever since then, I’ve fallen in love with smaller districts,” she said noting the ability to work more closely with parents and teachers. MacIsaac worked in one more school district before joining the Castro Valley district three years ago. “It’s just about the right size; a great place where you get to know each other really well. That’s what I liked. ... I’m fond of the idea of being able to know students, being able to know families,” she said, adding it aids in forming a quality program. MacIsaac joins a district in a unique place. Focused on the future, MacIsaac hopes to decide as a community what the standards will be in Burlingame schools. That includes working with the San Mateo Union High School District to be sure there’s a smooth transition as children progress. When not focused on education, MacIsaac is an avid runner and skier. Recently she completed the 100th Bay to Breakers race — but no, she didn’t dress up. The details of MacIsaac’s contract were not immediately available. The total compensation package was previously described by board President Mark Intrieri as similar to former superintendent Talarico.

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District a good fit for new superintendent
By Heather Murtagh
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Police reports
Art critic?
A statue was stolen from the front of a house on the 1500 block of Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame before 10:21 a.m. Wednesday, May 4.

Maggie MacIsaac grew up with aspirations of becoming a teacher. A self-described academic and studious child, MacIsaac enjoyed school. MacIsaac credits her fourth-grade teacher for noticing an aptitude in reading and creating individual challenges. But when it came time to go to college and study toward that dream, MacIsaac found California much like it is today — facing cuts and what appeared to be a dwindling window of opportunity for teachers. As such, MacIsaac dabbled in other professions like accounting and social work before deciding she ultimately wanted to be a teacher. Today, the 56-year-old finds herself with years of varied academic experience. This summer she’ll add superintendent to her resume as the new leader of the Burlingame Elementary School District. MacIsaac, assistant superintendent of the Castro Valley Unified School District, was unanimously named the new superintendent of Burlingame schools last week. She will officially take over the position July 1 filling the vacancy left by Superintendent Dianne Talarico who announced her retirement in January for medical reasons. For MacIsaac, it’s a return to a smaller district she has grown to really love. MacIsaac grew up in Southern California before studying at California State University at Northridge. She earned her teaching credential

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Burglary. A window of a vehicle was smashed and luggage and two briefcases with computers were stolen on the 1600 block of Bayshore Highway before 9:13 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Stolen auto. A vehicle was stolen from the 100 block of California Drive before 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Burglary. A residence was completely ransacked and two young men were seen leaving the residence with bags over their shoulders on the 1500 block of Columbus Avenue before 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 4. Theft. A briefcase was stolen from inside a vehicle on the 700 block of Laurel Avenue before 12:22 p.m. Friday, April 29. Theft. A catalytic converter was taken from an SUV on the 1000 block of Morrell Avenue before 10:07 a.m. Saturday. April 23.

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Plea deal means 33-year rape sentence
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

The South San Francisco auto body worker accused of raping and attempting to sexually assault several women between 2006 and 2007 pleaded no contest to eight different counts yesterday in return for 33-year sentence in state prison, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Monday. Raul Gutierrez Contreras, 33, was scheduled to start a jury trial Monday. Instead, he pleaded no contest to eight counts — forcible rape, forcible sodomy, forcible oral copulation, forcible assault with intent to rape, attempted forcible rape, threatening a witness, making felony threats and felony false imprisonment, said Wagstaffe. Gutierrez faced 25 years to life for the charges. As part of his plea deal, Contreras will be sentenced to 33 years in state prison later this summer. The delay will allow the District Attorney’s Office to gather information about restitution for the victims and get clearance to share his HIV test results with victims, said Wagstaffe.

Contreras’ alleged string of sexual assaults came to light after a woman reported being attacked the morning of Feb. 6, 2007 inside her South Maple Avenue business in South San Francisco. Police arrested Contreras Feb. 12, 2007 and were later Raul Contreras able to link him to a February 2006 rape in Colma and a November rape on South Linden Avenue in South San Francisco through DNA and other physical evidence, according to prosecutors. That March, 20 more felony charges were added to the complaint against Contreras for the two rapes, including counts of rape, sexual battery, assault with intent to commit rape and false imprisonment, the District Attorney’s Office reported. The six original charges for the attempted rape also included commercial burglary, assault and false imprisonment. Investigators then linked Contreras to the attempted rape in the rest room of a South San

Theft. A bicycle was stolen at Sea Cloud Park on Sea Park Drive before 9:58 a.m. Monday, May 9. Theft. A briefcase containing a wallet, company ID and credit cards was stolen on Rock Harbor Lane before 1:50 p.m. Monday, May 9. Suspicious person. A woman was soliciting for money at the CVS pharmacy on Hillsdale Boulevard before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8. Stolen auto. A vehicle was stolen from Francisco park. Edgewater Boulevard before 10:50 a.m. Contreras remains in custody in lieu of Sunday, May 8. $700,000 bail on all cases.

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Margot Stein Lenigk
Margot Stein Lenigk, 99, a former resident of Foster City, died at the age of 99. She was born in Berlin, Germany in 1911. After marriage to Wolfgang B. Lenigk in 1935, they moved to Sumatra Indonesia where she gave birth to four sons Dieter, Joachim, Hartmut and Reiner. From Asia, she returned to Germany in 1948 after World War II where she worked as a translator for the U.S. Army. She immigrated to California in 1952 with two of her sons. She received her bachelor’s in arts in 1976 from University of California at Berkeley at age 65 and was a part-time teacher for more than 25 years. She wrote her memoirs, which are archived in the Hoover Institution Stanford Library, prior to her 90th Birthday. She is survived by three of her sons; 10 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. “A colorful exciting long life has come to a peaceful end. We will miss her strong will to survive.” Arrangements under the direction of Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel.

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PG&E faces another pipeline blast lawsuit
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is being hit with another lawsuit related to last year’s deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno. The complaint was filed in San Mateo County Superior Court last week by a representative of James Franco, who died from injuries suffered in Sept. 9 blast that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. Eric Laughlin, who represents Franco’s estate, claims that poor maintenance and construction resulted in an “inevitable explosion” of the PG&E gas pipeline. He is seeking unspecified damages and a jury trial. The San Francisco-based company already faces dozens of lawsuits from victims’ families and people who claim they were impacted by the inferno.

Obituaries
He moved to San Francisco in 1932. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve attached to Pan American Airways during World War II. When the war ended, he became airport commissary manager for Pan American. After 35 years with Pan American, he moved to Foster City and retired. Henry was predeceased by his first wife Ethel and by his second wife Emily. He is survived by his two children, Lorraine Doty of Pacific Palisades and Raymond H. Johnson of Burlingame. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Mack Doty-Gill, Christine Doty, Megan Doty. Tim Johnson and David Johnson, as well as three greatgrandchildren, Seri Jones and Kayla and Ashlyn Johnson. No services were held at his request.

Henry Raymond Johnson
Henry Raymond Johnson died peacefully Tuesday, May 3, 2011, two weeks before his 98th birthday. Born in Lakewood, Wash. on May 26, 1913, to parents Eli and Annie Johnson, he was one of six children and is survived by one brother, Frank, and several nieces and nephews in Washington.

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Beaten Giants fan moved to San Francisco hospital
By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Terry Collins
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ant to see great art but can’t get away from home? No problem. The Regional Occupational Program Online Art and Design Show opened earlier this month. Teachers in the art, media, entertainment and engineering pathways have worked extremely hard this year to prepare for the Online Art & Design Show. Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino, Carlmont, Hillsdale, MenloAtherton, Mills, Peninsula, Sequoia and Woodside high schools have submitted original work of digital pictures, designs, renderings, animations, games and movies. San Mateo Union and Sequoia Union teachers work collaboratively with the purpose of highlighting their classes and student work. To see the work visit www.ropartshow.com. *** Washington Elementary School’s spring fundraiser hopes to draw the entire community as it turns up the volume and celebrates the arts at the sec-

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Burlingame High School participated in the Adopt a Family Program though the domestic violence shelter CORA. Each year, CORA provides around 100 families who have suffered domestic violence with gifts for the holiday season.Burlingame High adopted eight families and raised money to buy each family the presents on their wish list. Each second period department was in charge of one family and one second period class chose to have their own family. The goal for each department was to raise $300. After two weeks of collecting donations, each department had either reached their goal or exceeded it.Altogether BHS raised over $4,000 for the families and were able to get everything on the wish lists.In addition, each family was given a $280 gift card to Target.
ond annual WA Art & Music Festival — known as WAMJAM — which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Washington School at 801 Howard Ave. Pop radio Movin’ 99.7 FM will be broadcasting live from the event. This festival, with free admission, will feature Radio 99.7 FM, live music, art — by the kids — food, fun games, loads of prizes, raffle, cake decorating contest, creative crafts, silent auction and online wine auction. Artwork, as well as a gamut of getaways and auction items, will be available for purchase. The free event includes a silent auction and online wine auction at www.washdads.com.
Class notes is a twice weekly column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Heather Murtagh. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at heather@smdailyjournal.com.

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly seven weeks after a brutal beating outside Dodger Stadium, a San Francisco Giants fan still in critical condition with brain injuries was jetted Monday to Northern California for more medical care. The attack on Bryan Stow by two drunken Dodgers fans who remain at large saddened and shamed many Los Angeles residents who donated tens of thousands of dollars to his care. Stow, 42, was targeted while wearing a Giants jersey during the Dodgers home Bryan Stow opening win over the Giants on March 31, bringing attention to a dark pattern of drunken hooliganism at Dodger Stadium. Stow had been at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center since the attack that forced doctors to put him into a medically induced coma to avoid having seizures. The Santa Cruz man has opened his eyes and made small movements with his arms and legs but his recovery could take a year or longer, according to doctors. Stow arrived at San Francisco General Hospital, which has the only trauma center in the city that specializes in brain injuries. Stow will be monitored by its chief of neurosurgery, Dr. Geoff Manley, said hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan.

Home sales down in April
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Federal judge rules against California gun advocates
By Don Thompson
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LOS ANGELES — Home sales kept plunging in California last month, but foreclosures made up a smaller segment of the market, a tracking firm said Monday. An estimated 35,202 new and existing houses and condominiums were sold statewide last month, which was down 3.3 percent from March, according to San Diego-based DataQuick. The sales figure was down 6.1 percent from April of last year. The median price for a home in the state was $249,000, unchanged from March but down 2.4 percent from April 2010. It marked the seventh straight month that prices slipped from

year-earlier levels. By comparison, the median price peaked at $484,000 in early 2007. “Indicators of market distress continue to move in different directions,” said a DataQuick statement. “Foreclosure activity has declined somewhat but remains high by historical standards.“ More than half of the existing homes sold came from distressed property sales but the percentage of foreclosed properties dipped to 36.6 percent. Short-sale transactions, in which lenders allow distressed homes to be sold for less than what is owed on them, accounted for 17.6 percent of existing home sales. That was up from 17.2 percent in March but down from 17.7 per-

cent a year earlier. The typical mortgage payment was $1,050, DataQuick said. Homes sales in the nine-county San Francisco Bay area fell to a three-year low in April and the median price continued to plummet. DataQuick said 6,789 homes were sold, down 3.7 percent from March and 3.l percent from April of last year. Usually, the region’s sales rise between March and April. The median price was $360,000, unchanged from March but down 2.7 percent from April 2010. Southern California home sales also plunged to their lowest level in three years.

SACRAMENTO — A federal judge ruled Monday there is no constitutional right to carry a hidden gun in public — a decision that dealt a setback to gun-rights advocates who had challenged how much discretion California law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed weapons permits. U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England Jr. in Sacramento supported a policy by Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto that says applicants must have a reason, such as a safety threat, to legally carry a concealed weapon in his county northwest of Sacramento. Prieto was sued by opponents claiming sheriffs, who issue most concealed weapons permits, must give the documents to all applicants as long as they are not mentally ill, do not have a criminal background and complete a training course. England signed the ruling Friday and it was filed in court on Monday.

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Levees require round-the-clock watch
By Kevin McGill
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NEW ORLEANS — All along the swollen Mississippi River, hundreds of thousands of lives depend on a small army of engineers, deputies and even prison inmates keeping round-the-clock watch at the many floodwalls and earthen levees holding the water back. They are looking for any droplets that seep through the barriers and any cracks that threaten to turn small leaks into big problems. The work is hot and sometimes tedious, but without it, the flooding that has caused weeks of misery from Illinois to the Mississippi Delta could get much worse. “I volunteered for this,” said jail inmate Wayne McClinton, who was helping with the sandbagging effort in northern Louisiana’s Tensas Parish. “It’s a chance to get out in the air, to do something different. It’s not boring like prison is.” To take pressure off levees near Baton Rouge and New Orleans, engineers have opened two major spillways. After water was released over the weekend at the Morganza spillway near Baton Rouge, deputies and National Guardsmen fanned out to warn residents in its path, most of whom have heeded the call to seek higher ground. Bernadine Turner, who lives in a mandatory evacuation zone near Krotz Springs, spent a third day Monday moving her things out. Water was not expected to reach the town about 40 miles west of Baton Rouge for sev-

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A building is seen partially submerged as floodwaters approach Simmesport,La.
eral days, but most residents were taking no chances. “There’s no doubt it’s going to come up. We don’t have flood insurance, and most people here don’t. Man, it would be hard to start all over,” she said. Snow melt and rain have sent a relentless torrent of water down the Mississippi this spring. On Monday, President Barack Obama flew to Memphis, Tenn., to comfort families affected when the river rose last week to within inches of the record set in 1937. Some lowlying neighborhoods were inundated, but levees protected much of the rest. Downriver in Mississippi and Louisiana, the crews keeping watch on floodwalls and

levees included those from the Army Corps of Engineers, various local levee districts, county sheriffs, municipal police forces and private security details. “For the most part, it’s hot and boring until you find something,” Col. Jeffrey Eckstein, commander of the Vicksburg, Miss., district of the Army Corps, said as he toured the river last week. Although the job requires 24-hour vigilance, Reynold Minsky, president of a north Louisiana levee district, said there are some places in his mostly rural district of forest and farmland where he will not ask anyone to go after sundown. “Unless we’ve got a serious situation that we know we’ve found before dark, we don’t ask these people to go into these wooded areas because of the snakes and the alligators,” Minsky said while taking a break from helicopter tours of the levees. ”That’s inhumane.“ Minsky’s 5th Louisiana Levee District is plagued these days by “sand boils,” places where river water has found a way through earthen levees and bubbled up on the dry side like an artesian well. He insists they are no reason for alarm. If the water is clear, as it has been so far, that means the levee is not eroding. Stopping the boil involves ringing it with sandbags. “We’ve got more sand boils than we’ve had in recent days, and we’re going to have more. We know that,” Minsky said. “They’re popping up in different places that we’ve not had them before.”

Around the state
Legislature approves contracts for six state unions
SACRAMENTO — The state Assembly approved labor contracts Monday for more than 50,000 prison guards, attorneys, engineers and other state workers that would save more than $300 million a year. The 54-17 vote was the minimum needed for approval of SB151 and came despite objections from Republican lawmakers that the contracts should have saved even more money. Supporters say the contracts boost the amount state workers pay toward their retirement benefits, and that any salary increases are meant to offset those higher contributions. The contracts contain “significant employee concessions that will immediately save the state millions of dollars” and continue to do so in future years, said Assemblyman Warren Furutani, D-Lakewood.

SEAL-mania grips nation in wake of bin Laden raid
By Julie Watson
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ENCINITAS — Joe Stumpf snaps the 115pound barbell up to his chest and swiftly lifts it over his head, holding it with gritting teeth and locked arms as sweat streams down from his gray hair line. The barbell hits the ground in a clang seconds later. After eight reps, the 54-year-old businessman dressed in camouflage pants rushes to the next excruciating exercise. Stumpf is one of a growing number of Americans putting themselves through grueling fitness programs modeled after Navy SEAL workouts as interest in the elite military unit has soared since one of its teams killed Osama bin Laden. Everyone these days seems to be dreaming of what it’s like to be a SEAL, know a SEAL or at least look like one. Book publishers say they cannot order the printings of the memoirs of former SEALs

fast enough, while people are dialing 1-800-Hooyah! like mad to get their hands on T-shirts emblazoned with the SEAL insignia and sayings like: “When it absolutely, positively must be destroyed overnight! Call in the US Navy SEALs.” Osama Awe over the covert bin Laden operation is even putting the city of Fort Pierce, Fla., on the map for vacation destinations. The city’s National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum — the only museum dedicated to the secretive SEALs — has been flooded with calls from people planning to visit. But nothing short of joining the SEALs offers a more true-to-life taste of their toughness than the workout places run by ex-Navy commandos.

“Every little boy has got a SEAL in them,” Stumpf joked after completing one of the workouts in Southern California. Former Navy SEAL Cmdr. Mark Divine said his business has been inundated with inquiries since the raid. Most have been from the general public caught up in the excitement over the surprise attack on bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. He said military candidates aren’t showing greater interest and Navy officials say visitors to recruiting centers have not spiked since the historic May 2 operation. “Certainly a lot of corn balls have called for sure — people who wouldn’t stand a chance of making it through our training,” said the brawny accountant-turned-SEAL who founded NavySEALs.com, SEALFIT and US CrossFit gyms in the beach town of Encinitas, just north of San Diego. “I had an email today from a kid asking if I could train him from home because his parents don’t want him to become a SEAL.”

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IMF chief jailed without bail in sex case
By Jennifer Peltz
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NEW YORK — Haggard and unshaven after a weekend in jail, the chief of the International Monetary Fund was denied release on bail Monday on charges of trying to rape a hotel maid as allegations of other, similar attacks by Dominique Strauss-Kahn began to emerge. In France, a lawyer for a novelist said the writer is likely to file a criminal complaint accusing Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her nine years ago. A French lawmaker accused him of attacking other maids in previous stays at the same luxury hotel. And in New York, prosecutors said they are working to verify reports of at least one other case, which they suggested was overseas. Strauss-Kahn’s weekend arrest rocked the financial world as the IMF grapples with the European debt crisis, and upended French presidential politics. Strauss-Kahn, a member of France’s Socialist party, was widely considered the strongest potential challenger next year to President Nicolas Sarkozy. Making his first appearance on the sex charges, a grim-looking Strauss-Kahn stood slumped before a judge in a dark raincoat and

open-collared shirt. The 62-year-old, silverhaired Strauss-Kahn said nothing as a lawyer professed his innocence and strove in vain to get him released on bail. The judge ruled against him after prosecutors warned that the wealthy banker might flee to France and put himself beyond the reach of U.S. law like the filmmaker Roman Polanski. “This battle has just begun,” defense attorney Benjamin Brafman told scores of reporters outside the courthouse, adding that Strauss-Kahn might appeal the bail denial. Strauss-Kahn is accused of attacking a maid who had gone in to clean his penthouse suite Saturday afternoon at a luxury hotel near Times Square. He is charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, a criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. The most serious charge carries five to 25 years in prison. Strauss-Kahn, who has headed the international lending agency since 2007, was in New York on personal business and was paying his own way, so he cannot claim diplomatic immunity, the IMF said. He could seek that protection only if he were conducting official business, spokesman William Murray said. The agency’s executive board met informally Monday for a report on the charges against Strauss-Kahn, its managing director.

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Rahm Emanuel sworn in as Chicago’s new mayor
By Don Babwin and Deanna Bellandi
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Three arrested for robbery, assault
Three San Mateo men are in custody after robbing and assaulting six juveniles on the Monte Diablo pedestrian overcrossing Friday night, according to police. At approximately 7:15 p.m., San Mateo police officers responded to the area of Monte Diablo Avenue and Kingston Street in the North Shoreview neighborhood on reports of a fight and possibly a robbery in progress. Several suspects were located in the North Kingston Street area and six juve-

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nile victims were located as well. Four of the juveniles were found hiding in a locked rest room of a Laundromat. They were hiding there after an 18-year-old good Samaritan was able to distract one of the suspects long enough for them to escape. One suspect, Fredy Gonzalez, 20, summoned two others Jose Godinez, 20, and Victor Godinez, 19, who chased the victims, according to police. All three were arrested and booked in San Mateo County Jail, according to police.

CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday as Chicago’s first new mayor in more than two decades, a historic power shift for a city where the retiring Richard M. Daley was the only leader a whole generation had ever known. The former White House chief of staff took the oath of office at downtown’s Millennium Park, one of the signature accomplishments in Daley’s efforts to transform Chicago from a gritty industrial hub into a sparkling world destination. Emanuel later headed to the fifth-floor office of City Hall that was Daley’s lair for 22 years — a longer tenure than anyone, including his legendary father, ever occupied it. “We must face the truth,” Emanuel said in his inaugural speech. “It is time to take on the challenges that threaten the very future of our city: the quality of our schools, the safety of our streets, the cost and effectiveness of city government, and the urgent need to create the jobs of the future.” “The decisions we make in the next two or

three years will determine what Chicago will look like in the next 20 or 30.” Emanuel inherits a city with big financial problems. His transition team predicted a $700 million budget shortfall next year, but because of some controversial decisions by Rahm Emanuel Daley — most notably the push to privatize parking meters — he has limited ways to pay for school improvements or repair the city’s aging infrastructure. With Daley and his wife, Maggie, who is battling cancer, sitting nearby, Emanuel began his comments by praising his predecessor. “A generation ago, people were writing Chicago off as a dying city,” the new mayor said. “They said our downtown was failing, our neighborhoods were unlivable, our schools were the worst in the nation, and our politics had become so divisive we were referred to as Beirut on the Lake.”

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Reforming public pensions
— Los Angeles Daily News

Other voices
employee groups’ pensions. Take, for example, teachers. They contribute more of their salaries to their retirement and collect less in benefits than other public employees, according to Marcia Fritz, whose group, The California Foundation for Fiscal Reform, released a study last week comparing public and private sector retirement benefits. In comparison, prison guards, police officers and many city workers retire

eason, not hyperbole, is needed to bring real reform to public pensions In the fight over pension reform, teachers get a bad rap. Politicians, the public and media tend to lump all public employee benefits together and compare those to private sector workers — who, no surprise, generally get less generous retirement payouts. But that hides tremendous disparities that exist between different public

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earlier, pay less and collect far more in retirement than teachers. In fact, the study found teachers’ retirement perks are not that much better than what's offered in the private sector. And teachers would actually fare better if California schools adopted a hybrid pension and 401(k)-style retirement plan, like the federal government offers its civilian work force. It's time to change the debate on pension reform from one of polarizing rhetoric to one of mutual compromise that will stabilize budgets and make pensions more fair — for all of us.

Unplanned parenthood
he young and growing child is our deepest expression of hope: the most profound qualities of human sensitivity and morality flow from the nurturing of childhood — a sense of meaning and purpose in life. Birth and growth reflect the theme of life, a sense of awe and wonder at nature’s marvels. Our young are out own new beginnings, a testament to our trust in the future.” — Eda LeShan, “The Conspiracy Against Childhood.” Now that the official Mothers’ Day has passed and most mothers have been suitably recognized by their children who we have hopefully helped (or are helping) make sense of this world, I want to stir up another issue in my cauldron of politically incorrect opinion. It stems from a recent article in the February “Family Circle” magazine that contained some disturbing statistics about teen pregnancy. These statistics come from “The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy” which commemorated its 10th anniversary May 4. The emphasis here is that parenthood should be taken seriously and teens, both girls and boys, should be taught about the pitfalls of unexpected pregnancy and how to prevent it. For some, in this day and age, it seems that producing unplanned children has become a sort of status symbol — the unfortunate outcome of mindlessness. When you consider the following statistics, you know that we are in dire need of a national campaign: More than 730,000 teen pregnancies annually in the United States are (by far) the highest rate of any industrialized country. Every hour, 87 teen couples conceive and 50 adolescent girls give birth! One third of girls conceive before age 20. About 20 percent are actually intended. One in six deliver a baby. Information given in sex education classes isn’t always complete. Twenty-two states require emphasis on abstinence, 17 suggest contraception be mentioned and to date, no state makes it compulsory to educate kids about birth control. This brings up many questions — the main one being, why are teenage birth rates so much higher in the United States than in other developed countries? Many possibilities come to mind. Is it because sex education in our schools is terribly inadequate and sometimes nil? Is it because of the influence of religious conservatives who keep trying to undermine anything concerning planned parenthood except abstinence and who have had so much influence on policies in our country regarding contraception, abortion, etc.? Are parents failing to do the job of educating their kids about the responsibilities of preventing pregnancy and raising children? Is it because irresponsible sexual activity if so glamorized by so much of our media? (The Journal of Pediatrics reports that “Kids aged 12 to 17 who watch a lot of sexually charged television shows are twice as likely to experience a pregnancy in the subsequent three years as those who watch the fewest.”) Does the television show, “Teen Moms” help or hinder the situation? Do we, in this country, value children so little that we do not emphasize the responsibility of their care? Are too many of our young spoiled, indulged and/or neglected by parents who are too busy doing their own thing? Are so many so focused on the moment that possible future consequences of unprotected sexual activity are not considered? Is it because so many girls and young women are desperate for love and attention and popularity that they are easily influenced? Maybe some of our corporate interests that have no qualms about exploiting even very young people to gain profits have something to do with it (Recall the recent flap over Abercrombie and Fitch’s promotion of padded push-up bikini bra tops for girls as young as 7). Or is it all of the above? So what happens to many unplanned babies who are born under such circumstances as they grow up? Chances are great that they will suffer from poverty, neglect and abuse and become a drain on the welfare system. They may be shifted from one caretaker to another — sometimes to foster care. They are more likely to grow up with little or no parental guidance, drop out of school, roam the streets at a young age, join gangs, have their own unplanned babies and inhabit the criminal justice system. Mother’s Day and every day we must consider seriously the fact that three in 10 teen girls in this country become pregnant before the age of 20. Add women of any age who produce unplanned babies they aren’t prepared to care for adequately. Thanks to the efforts of the “National Campaign,” statistics are improving, but there’s still a long way to go. “The human animal cannot become a whole, healthy adult if it is denied exposure to mature parental figures. It is the simplest of concepts, but one that many people have forgotten or ignore.” — C. Kent Hayes.
Since 1984, Dorothy Dimitre has written more than 500 columns for various local newspapers. Her e-mail address is gramsd@aceweb.com.

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Letters to the editor
Shameful behavior
Editor, The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were predictable and totally preventable. The Bush administration ignored all signs, fired gay American linguists fluent in Arabic and left intercepted documents with clues untranslated. Why was Osama bin Laden immediately suspected of being behind the attacks? Because outgoing president Clinton had warned incoming president Bush, together with an Aug. 6, 2001, memo regarding pending attacks on our soil, all ignored by Bush. Ill-conceived as the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq were, the United States had to be the first country to start wars in a new century and millennium, bringing nothing but misery, but no bin Laden, despite extensive torture. Torture is not only illegal and unbecoming of a civilized country, but also counter-productive. Especially now, when reps for the previous administration are busy demanding credit for the disposal of public enemy number one, it needs to be said that no matter how indiscriminately, and often amateurishly, captives were tortured under Bush, Osama bin Laden was not found. Bush lost interest after six months, and “enhanced interrogation” abandoned after a couple of years, without results. Because it was illegal, ineffective or both? Contrast that incredibly costly, embarrassing failure to the inexpensive, successful approach by our Navy Seals, a job superbly planned and executed, a mission President Obama deserves full credit for. He made the right decision, for the right mission, at the right time, in secrecy. This was a masterpiece that not only cut the head off the al-Qaida snake, but secured a goldmine of information. Against some military advice, Obama rejected mindless bombing, which would have destroyed the compound and all intelligence therein, besides hurting innocent civilians. And now, those who brought upon us and the world unnecessary wars and years of delay, claim credit for Obama’s successful capture of bin Laden. What shameful behavior and complete lack of honesty and common decency. Then again, what else could we expect from that wing? to Washington, D.C.) to go beyond their constitutional authority. Politicians know they have illegally put the American people in debt. We need to cut our spending and allow Americans do what they do best, invent solutions without government interference. There was a song by the Temptations in 1970 called “Ball of Confusion” with a line “Politicians say more taxes will solve everything.” Well Mr. Kreitman, we have been raising more taxes and debt, and it has not solved anything. Americans need to stand up and fire all politicians, unless they bring all budgets under real control. My grandchildren hate the fact they are already in debt, and so am I.

Jorg Aadahl San Mateo

A Communist and a bully
Editor, Mr. Kreitman again shows his true colors (Why the chickens won’t cross the aisle” column in the May 14 edition of the Daily Journal). He believes the government can force anybody to do anything. We are not broke, just raise taxes again. The wealth of the top 400 Americans would only fund our federal government for one year at current spending levels. America has been in trouble for over 75 years; when FDR discovered we could run a federal deficit to cover what we didn’t have in cash. Then LBJ merged Social Security funds with the general fund to cover his Vietnam War and any other pet projects Congress wanted to fund. And now the Treasury owes Social Security $2.6 trillion on top of the $14 trillion in our official debt. We have allowed generations to become addicted to welfare (corporate and personal). Politicians encourage our current welfare system (corporate subsidies for business and earnedincome credit and food stamps for the poor). This is not Democrat versus Republican issue; this is a right versus wrong issue. We are a Constitutional Republic and we have allowed our socalled lawmakers (from City Councils

Robert W. Heagy Jr. San Mateo

Revenue and the budget
Editor, California is reportedly receiving more revenue than projected and the news is predicted to make it more difficult for Gov. Jerry Brown to push his budget plan through. Why do our politicians continue to believe that any “windfall revenue” must immediately be spent? California continues to have a $15.4 billion budget deficit. Until that deficit is eliminated, any “windfall” should be immediately applied to it. The battle to reduce the deficit should continue unabated until that goal is reached. This means, continue with the plan for service cuts and the necessary extensions on sales, vehicle and personal income taxes. Any increased revenue should provide a quicker return to solvency in California … not more “business as usual.”

Bob Stine San Mateo

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Dow 12,548.37 -0.38% Nasdaq 2,782.31 -1.63% S&P 500 ??? ??? 10-Yr Bond 1,329.47 -0.62% Oil (per barrel) 97.01 Gold 1,490.70
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Wall Street
Investors are growing increasingly concerned over the prospect of an unprecedented U.S. default on its debt. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congressional lawmakers in a letter Monday that the agency is taking steps to postpone a default. “The main thing hanging over most financial markets right now is what’s going to happen with the debt ceiling and government borrowing and spending,” said Tim Courtney, the chief investment officer at Burns Advisory Group in Oklahoma City. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 47.38 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 12,548.37. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 8.30 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,329.47. The Nasdaq fell 46.16, or 1.6 percent, to 2,782.31. Commodity prices were mostly lower. Oil prices fell $2.28 to settle at $97.37 a barrel Monday as worries eased that Mississippi River flooding could disrupt refineries and slow demand. Commodities have been falling broadly over the last two weeks because of concerns that the global economy is showing signs of weakening.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE NYSE Euronext Inc.,down $5.16 at $35.73 Nasdaq and IntercontinentalExchange withdrew their $11 billion bid for the parent of the New York Stock Exchange. J.C.Penney Co.,down $1.23 at $37.21 Net income rose nearly 7 percent at the department store chain thanks to cost-cutting and demand for its exclusive merchandise. Lowe’s Cos.,down 92 cents at $24.84 The home improvement retailer posted earnings that missed expectations due to bad weather and poor economic conditions. Rowan Cos.,down 8 cents at $37.96 Mining company Joy Global said it will pay Rowan Companies $1.1 billion in cash for its mining drilling equipment maker LeTourneau. Ford Motor Co.,up 5 cents at $15.13 A Citi analyst upgraded the automaker’s shares to “Buy,”saying the company is able to charge higher prices for its vehicles. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.,up $1.58 at $85.95 A Citi analyst reiterated his “Buy”rating on the mining company’s stock saying that earnings are “poised to accelerate in 2012.” NASDAQ Orthovita Inc.,up $1.10 at $3.83 The orthopedic implant and surgical products maker is being bought by rival Stryker Corp.for about $304 million in cash. Benihana Inc.,down $1.02 at $9.08 The Japanese restaurant chain said it is no longer considering putting itself up for sale.

NEW YORK — Technology company troubles and renewed concerns about Europe’s debt dragged stocks lower for a second day. European finance ministers approved $110 billion in rescue loans to Portugal on Monday, but have yet to decide on a second rescue package for Greece. The arrest of the head of the International Monetary Fund is expected to make solving Greece’s problems more difficult. The official, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, had been heavily involved in trying to fix the debt crises in Portugal and Greece. He is being held without bail on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel employee in New York City. Technology companies sustained the largest losses in Monday trading. Yahoo! Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. fell by more than 4 percent. Yahoo is in a dispute with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. over its online payment business. Yahoo owns a 40 percent stake in the company, which transferred its online payment business to another company without consulting Yahoo.

U.S. credit maxed out
By Paul Wiseman
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WASHINGTON — The government has maxed out its credit card. The United States reached its $14.3 trillion limit on federal borrowing Monday, leaving Congress 11 weeks to raise the threshold or risk a financial panic or another recession. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner formally notified Congress that the government would halt its investments in two federal pension plans so it won’t exceed the borrowing limit. Geithner said the government could get by with bookkeeping maneuvers like that through Aug. 2. After that, the government could default on its debt for the first time, threatening the national credit rating and the dollar.

Geithner sent Congress a letter saying he would be unable to make the pension investments in full. He urged Congress to raise the debt limit “in order to protect the full faith and credit of the United States and avoid catastrophic economic consequences for citizens.” Republican leaders in the House have said they won’t raise the debt limit unless the Obama administration first agrees to big spending cuts or to steps to lower the debt over the long run. House Speaker John Boehner repeated the pledge in a statement Monday. The statement did not address Geithner’s warning about what would happen if the limit were not raised. “Americans understand we simply can’t keep spending money we don’t have,” Boehner said. “There will be no debt limit increase without serious budg-

et reforms and significant spending cuts.” Republicans have also ruled out any tax increases, including any plans to end tax cuts for high earners enacted in 2001 and 2003. “We need to have a vote to lift the debt ceiling because the consequences of not doing so would be quite serious,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. “And those who suggest otherwise are whistling past the graveyard.” If it doesn’t raise the limit, Congress would have to come up with $738 billion to make up for what it planned to borrow through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The options are drastic: Cut 40 percent of the budget through September, which might mean defaulting on payments to investors in government bonds; raise taxes immediately; or some combination of the two.

Bing leans more heavily on Facebook
By Michael Liedtke
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SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine is increasing its emphasis on the recommendations shared within Facebook’s online social network to give people something they can’t find on Google’s dominant search engine. Starting Monday afternoon, Bing’s search results will vary depending on whether the person making a request is logged into Facebook’s online social network at the same time. For example, Bing’s standard ranking system might analyze a search request about the band “U2” and relegate a link

pertaining to the music group to the fourth or fifth page of results if the query came from someone who wasn’t logged into Facebook at the time. But that same link might appear at the top of Bing’s first search page if the query were made by a logged-in Facebook user and a few friends in the requestor’s social circle had pressed Facebook’s “Like” button on the site. Bing’s revisions will also affect the rankings of some search results even when people aren’t logged into Facebook. That’s because Bing’s formula also will consider how many times Facebook’s more than 500 million members have pressed on a Web page’s “Like” button to help determine the content’s value and relevance.

“Bing is bringing the collective IQ of the Web together with the opinions of the people you trust most, to bring the ’Friend Effect’ to search,” Microsoft search executive Yusuf Mehdi wrote in a Monday blog post. Bing also is adding several other features and tools that deepen its ties to Facebook. Among other things, online shoppers using Microsoft’s search engine will be able to post links about products and services directly to their Facebook accounts to get the opinions from their friends and family. Microsoft plans to deliver notices about discounted travel deals on people’s Facebook pages, based on the cities they have said they liked. lar fell 3 cents over the week to $3.955 nationally. That’s still nearly 14 cents more than it was a month ago, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service. Oil futures settled down 2.3 percent and gasoline futures dropped 4.7 percent Monday as investors returned their attention to weakening demand for gasoline in the U.S. Both contracts had gained slightly last week amid concerns that Mississippi River flooding could disrupt refineries and supplies in the Gulf region. Oil is now down about 15 percent in May, while gasoline futures are about 14 percent lower.

U.S.builders see little to like in housing market
WASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilders are concerned that the struggling housing market won’t recover this year and some feel it may be getting worse. Builders’ outlook for the industry in May was unchanged at 16, the National Association of Home Builders said Monday. It has been at that level for six of the past seven months. Any reading below 50 indicates negative sentiment about the market. The index hasn’t been above that level since April 2006.

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When asked about where they see sales of single-family home heading over the next six months, the builders offered their most pessimistic outlook since September.

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Oil prices dropped Monday, a good sign for drivers who are finally seeing a little relief at the gas pump. The average price for a gallon of regu-

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Influence game: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort
By Frederic J. Frommer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children’s football helmets. Riddell, which makes helmets for both kids and adults and is the official helmet of the

NFL, spent $80,000 in the first quarter of this year lobbying on new legislation that could lead to federal regulation of youth football helmets. The company, which has come under criticism from one of the bill’s sponsors for claiming that its product reduces concussions, had spent almost nothing on lobbying last year. At the same time, the group that sets voluntary standards for helmets, the National Operating Committee on Standards for

Athletic Equipment, last month hired a Washington lobbyist for the first time since the group’s establishment in 1969. The group is funded by license fees paid by manufacturers. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced the Children’s Sports Athletic Equipment Safety Act in March. The bill would give the industry nine months to come up with new standards that address concussion risks and the specific

needs of young players. Failing that, the Consumer Product Safety Commission would write mandatory standards. About 3 million children ages 6-14 play organized youth tackle football, according to USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in this country. Sports concussions among young people have become a big issue in schools across the

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Wong a quick learner
By Julio Lara
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

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Tough days in store for CCS teams
s I periodically checked the high school baseball standings throughout the season, it became clear to me this was a down year for local nines. My instincts were verified Sunday when the Central Coast Section seedings and pairings were released. To put it bluntly, it could be a tough week for San Mateo County baseball. Only three teams — Half Moon Bay, Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division champion, as well as Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep, which finished in a tie for the West Bay Athletic League championship — received seeds high enough to earn home games. The other six teams that qualified will all be on the road. The PAL especially, got very little love from the seeding committee. Of the top four Bay Division teams that qualified — champion El Camino, secondplace finisher Burlingame, third-place Carlmont and fourth-place Hillsdale — El Camino had the highest seed with a No. 12, followed by Burlingame at No. 13 and Hillsdale at No. 14. Carlmont, once again, drew the short stick. The Scots were the only Division I school to qualify from the PAL. Their reward? The last seed in the draw — No. 16 — and a firstround matchup with top-seeded St. Francis, the West Catholic Athletic League champion. It’s nothing new for Carlmont. The Scots have made the CCS playoffs the last four straight years, with no seeding higher than 13th, which came in 2008. Last year, the Scots were the No. 16 seed and faced No. 1 Mitty. In 2009, they caught a break and faced a public school team. Although, as the No. 14 seed, the Scots drew No. 3 Wilcox that year. And in

San Mateo’s Jesse Wong had an epiphany of sorts about a year ago. It was then, after being a distance runner on the Bearcats’ track and field team for the majority of his career, that Wong decided to try his hand at the hurdles. That move didn’t go very well. “I almost killed myself,” Wong said. But despite the near-death experience, the senior decided to put in the time mastering the art. “(I said) If you’re serious about this, I’ll teach you how to hurdle,” recalls San Mateo head coach Ed Riley. “Normally, it takes about two years to get real good flexibility and proficiency in the hurdles. He’s the one that put the time in. He worked at it, and bam, here we are.” By “bam” Riley is referring to Wong and his performance at the Peninsula Athletic League championships last week. Despite his lack of experience, Wong captured the 110-meter hurdles in exciting fashion. Minutes later, he took home gold in the 300-meter hurdles rather easily. Oh yeah, then he topped off his afternoon at the College of San Mateo by picking up a bronze medal in the triple jump. For his efforts, Wong is the Daily Journal Athlete of the Week. “Jesse is an anomaly,” Riley said. “This comes from a person that has hurdled for 18 years, and usually I can recognize hurdlers when I see them — although Jesse is tall, lanky, and he’s got that flexibility, he really started off as a distance runner. (But) he’s a quick learner, that’s one thing I have to say about Jesse, he’s a quick learner.” Apparently, he’s quick enough to pick up a difficult skill and master it to a championship level. Wong said his original intent when arriving on the San Mateo campus was to be a sprinter. Unfortunately, the speed wasn’t quite there and he was moved into the long distances. But there was something about the sprint that always attracted him. One day, just

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Menlo dominates in run to CCS tennis title
By Julio Lara
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

When it comes to sports on the Peninsula, there are impressive streaks, there are dynasties and then a level above that, there is the Menlo boys’ tennis team. It’s not an exaggeration. And proof of that lies in the Knights’ recent accomplishment during the Central Coast Section playoffs. Not only did Menlo capture its third straight CCS title, it’s 7-0 win over Bellarmine last Friday gave them its 10th CCS tennis championship, the most for any school. The tournament resume put together by the Knights was beyond dominating. Menlo did

“We have been telling the kids all year,‘It’s not about the other team.It’s about how good we can become and how good we’re playing.’And that’s all we can control. If the other teams can’t stay with us,than that’s their problem.”
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not drop a single match, winning all their matches by 7-0. In fact, the Knights only dropped a set during CCS play. Against the best the section has to offer, Menlo barely broke a sweat. “This team is very experienced even though they’re really young,” said Menlo coach Bill Shine. “We have been telling the kids all year,

‘It’s not about the other team. It’s about how good we can become and how good we’re playing.’ And that’s all we can control. If the other teams can’t stay with us, than that’s their problem. We’re into working extremely hard, we’re into taking every match to get better, and to really focus and play our best. When we do that, I don’t think there’s anyone that

can beat us.” The rest of CCS learned that the hard way as their simply was no stopping the Knights. But when you mix incredible talent and match that with a desire to be the best, a stage like CCS was something Menlo has been looking forward to all season. “These guys always want the competition to be really high,” Shine said. “They look for it, they yearn for it, they love the battles so they actually get a little disappointed when it’s not closer, actually. They love the competition and that’s why we practice so hard. We have a lot of blue-gold matches when we split the team in half and play for a burger and the

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Sloppy Giants squander lead,lose to Rockies
By Arnie Stapleton
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Field in April, when he flirted with a no-hitter. The Rockies turned four double plays, Clay Mortensen (1-0) pitched six solid innings for his first win in a Rockies uniform and Huston Street closed out the ninth inning for his 13th save in 14 tries. Lincecum’s start was pushed back a day when the Giants were rained out Sunday at Chicago, so instead of facing the Cubs, he got to see the struggling Rockies, who had lost 10 of 13 games this month. “Maybe it’s an omen,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said before the game, reasoning they

DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez capped a five-run sixth-inning outburst with a three-run homer off an unusually wild Tim Lincecum and the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. Seth Smith also homered off Lincecum (34), who set up the Rockies’ big inning with a throwing error on a potential double-play comebacker that led to four unearned runs. Lincecum allowed seven runs, three of them earned, on nine hits and walked six in 5 2-3 innings, a far cry from his last trip to Coors

were going to have to snap out of their funk against someone, so why not the two-time Cy Young Award winner? His words proved prophetic as the Rockies beat the Giants for just the second time in seven tries. Lincecum, who allowed three hits in 7 2-3 innings at Coors Field on April 18, gave up a hit to the Rockies’ second batter, Jonathan Herrera, ending that bit of drama. But he was still dealing it, stretching his scoreless inning streak to 21 before giving up Troy Tulowitzki’s bases-loaded two-run single that put Colorado ahead 2-1 in the fifth. Those were the first runs Lincecum had allowed since April 29 at Washington.

Colorado’s lead vanished quickly as Andres Torres led off the sixth with his first homer of the year, a no-doubt drive down the right field line off Mortensen, and then Nate Schierholtz sent a change-up into the same section for a two-run homer, his third of the season, that gave the Giants a 4-2 lead. That’s when things fell apart for Lincecum, who served up Seth Smith’s fourth homer leading off the bottom of the inning and then threw wildly to second base on a potential double-play comebacker off the bat of Jose Morales, putting runners at first and second with nobody out. After pinch-hitter Alfredo Amezaga struck out, Dexter Fowler singled home the tying run.

Djokovic’s 37-0 start changes French Open dynamic
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It’s tough to decide what’s most impressive about Novak Djokovic’s 37-0 record in 2011, the best start in men’s tennis in more than a quartercentury. Djokovic has won all seven tournaments he’s entered, including the Australian Open; he had never collected more than five titles in a full season. He’s a combined 7-0 against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, two men who dominated him and the sport the past several years. He’s 13-0 against all top-10 players. He leads the ATP in return games won and is second in service games won. The No. 1-ranked Nadal summed it up simply,

saying: “He is doing amazing things.” Nadal should know. He is 0-4 against the second-ranked Djokovic this season, including straight-set losses in the finals on clay at Madrid and Rome this month. Those matches — Novak Djokovic and Djokovic’s body of work all year — completely change the dynamic heading to the French Open, the clay-court Grand Slam tournament that begins next weekend. “Nadal doesn’t seem to know what to do against him, and quite honestly, if Nadal is baffled by

playing him, then that just shows you how great he’s playing on clay,” seven-time major champion John McEnroe said in a telephone interview Monday. “You’re looking at a guy who’s the best player in the world right now.” McEnroe owns the Open era mark for best start to a season, 42-0 in 1984, which Djokovic would surpass by reaching the final in Paris. McEnroe will be there as an NBC analyst, including for the June 5 men’s final. “It’s probably the one record — or one of the few, if any — I have left. That would be the bad part. But at the same time, the good part is it’s given quite a real shot in the arm to tennis, which I’m quite happy about,” McEnroe said. “There’s some excitement going into the French. There’s

something really to talk about.” Nadal has won five of the past six titles at Roland Garros; Djokovic has never made it past the semifinals there. But Djokovic, who turns 24 the day the French Open starts, has the momentum and mental edge at the moment, including this tidbit: He is the first player to beat Nadal twice on clay in one season. “Let us be clear: He is the ’King of Clay,’and he is the best player ever to play on this surface,” Djokovic said after beating Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday’s Italian Open final. “I have won against him twice in the last eight days, which I think is incredible, an incredible achievement for me, and has given me a lot of confidence for the French Open.”

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Deng’s defense on LeBron no fluke
By Andrew Seligman
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Clemens judge summons Mitchell commission lawyers
WASHINGTON — The judge presiding over Roger Clemens’ criminal case wants attorneys who investigated performance-enhancing drugs for Major League Baseball to come to a private hearing. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton on Monday ordered the lawyers who helped write the 2007 Mitchell Report to appear in his Washington courtroom June 8 to discuss their interviews with Clemens accusers Kirk Radomski and Brian McNamee. He said attorneys from the New York-based DLA Piper law firm who helped write internal memos from those interviews must attend. Clemens wants copies of their memos to help defend against claims by Radomski and McNamee that they supplied him with performance-enhancing drugs.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The Chicago Bulls saw it all year from Luol Deng, so what he did against LeBron James and the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals hardly shocked them. Hit big shots? Hit the boards? Limit the game’s most talented player? Check, check and huge check. The Bulls lead the Heat 1-0 after a 103-82 victory on Sunday, and a big reason for that is Deng. All he did was score 21 points, grab seven rebounds and contribute four steals while neutralizing James in an all-around performance that helped lift Chicago to an impressive victory. Yes, Derrick Rose was up to his usual MVP tricks, scoring 28 points, but it was Deng providing a big assist whether he was scoring or clamping down on The King. “That’s Luol Deng,” Chicago’s Carlos

Boozer said. “He’s an unsung hero for us. He should have been an AllStar this season. It’s a normal game for Lu. He plays most of the other teams’ best player — or secondbest player, whatever the case may be. He scores for us, hits big shots in the Luol Deng clutch for us, rebounds the ball, is a great leader out there, always inspiring us. Luol needs to get more love.” If he keeps this up, that won’t be a problem. Game 2 is Wednesday at the United Center, but the Bulls are certainly not writing off Miami. “They’ve lost big games and come out aggressive the next day,” Deng said. It might help if the Heat moved the ball rather than try to beat the Bulls off the dribble, an approach that did not work. They also got hammered on the glass, with Chicago outre-

bounding them 45-33 and outscoring them 318 on second-chance points. Now, they’re in a hole. “Everybody understands that we are disappointed about last night’s game, and we still have an opportunity and sometimes you have to have amnesia going into Game 2,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You can’t just let it go, the next 2 1/2 days we’re going to work to fix some of these challenges that we had last night. But we still have to understand Wednesday is a golden opportunity for us. It doesn’t matter. Sometimes there are good performances, bad performances in the playoffs. That’s really irrelevant, it really just comes down to a win and a loss.” Their chances would certainly be better if James performed like he is capable. He scored just 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Whether it was Deng sticking to him or the big men helping out, he simply had no room to operate and was basically a non-factor in the game.

Swift wins opening stage of Tour of California
SACRAMENTO — Ben Swift of Britain emerged from a massive sprint finish and took the lead Monday after winning the 76.3-mile, weather-shortened and rainy opening stage of the Tour of California. Swift, 23, who competes for Team Sky, completed the road race from Nevada City to the state capital in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 12 seconds and earned his fifth win of the season. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) of Slovakia was second, and Matthew Goss (HTC- Highroad) of Australia was third in the pack finish, about a bike length behind. Originally scheduled as the second stage, the first day of competition in the seven-day race was reduced from 133.2 miles because of snowy conditions at high elevations near the planned start at Squaw Valley. The original opening stage from South Lake Tahoe to Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort was canceled Sunday because of snowy and wet road conditions. The seven-day race continues Tuesday with a 121.9-mile road race from Auburn to Modesto.

Mavs await rapidly maturing Thunder
By Jaime Aron
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DALLAS — Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan have been through so many playoff series, they would be good sources to discuss the prevailing themes in the Western Conference finals, like how valuable experience is at this stage and whether there’s such thing as too much rest between rounds. Only, Bryant and Duncan aren’t around. For just the second time since 1998, neither the Lakers nor the Spurs will represent the West in the NBA finals. Instead, it’ll either be Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the aging-but-rested Dallas Mavericks, or Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rapidly maturing Oklahoma City Thunder. The Mavericks are a collection of 30-somethings bonded by a collective pursuit of their first championship. They have plenty of guys who’ve come close to a title, including a few holdovers

from the 2006 team that interrupted the collection of conference titles piled up by the Spurs and Lakers. With strong defense and so many scoring options they never know who’ll share top billing with Nowitzki, Dallas swept the two-time defending champion Lakers in the second round. The reward was a nine-day wait for Game 1 on Tuesday night. Or maybe that was a punishment. “That’s a looong layoff,” Mavs center Tyson Chandler said Monday. “Yesterday, the scrimmage got a little chippy, so it was obvious we were ready to play somebody else.” Dallas had to keep waiting because the Thunder had its hands full with the Memphis Grizzlies. Oklahoma City went the full seven games and then some, playing three overtimes in one game and one extra period in another. While most clubs would’ve wanted some down time, the Thunder might be the exception. With their age and exuberance, a lone day off between series may have some are barring student athletes who show signs of concussions from competing again until cleared by a health care professional. But the search for a concussion-proof helmet has proven elusive, and there’s a consensus that concussions can’t be eliminated from football. Last year, the NFL acknowledged that the lack of a perfect helmet was a factor in its decision to impose hefty fines and the threat of suspensions to cut down on dangerous hits at the professional level. In a statement about its lobbying, Riddell

felt like an eternity. “We have a young, energetic, athletic team that loves to play and wants to play every night,” coach Scott Brooks said. “We’re excited about being in the position that we are in. We’re not ’just happy to be here’and just ’whatever happens happens.”’ Without the Lakers, and with the Eastern Conference finals featuring the newly crowned MVP and newly crowned Coach of the Year against the glitzy guys from South Beach, this series could be considered the undercard. Having clubs located 200 miles apart in the south, central part of the country certainly doesn’t bode well for television ratings. Maybe Mavs owner Mark Cuban will break his recent self-imposed silence and take shots at Oklahoma. He’s lived in Texas long enough to know the enmity between Longhorns and Sooners. It’s worth noting he was one of two owners to vote against the SuperSonics moving from Seattle to Oklahoma City. noted that football concussions at all levels have become a leading health concern and touted the effectiveness of its products. “We believe it is only prudent to follow this legislation and to help members (of Congress), and their staffs, better understand the leadership role that Riddell has played in designing the best head protection we can manufacture for athletes who play football,” Riddell said. The company said it is still studying the legislation and hasn’t yet taken a position on it.

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country, and not just in football. About 135,000 children between the ages of 5 and 18 are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports- or recreation-related concussions and other head injuries. Schools, cities and states are taking steps to reduce these injuries, and

Appeals court backs NFL, lockout remains in place
MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL’s lockout stays, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. That means the league likely won’t get back to business until next month and maybe for much longer. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the lockout can remain intact until a full appeal is heard on whether it is legal. That hearing is scheduled June 3 in St. Louis, and it is before the same panel that issued this 2-1 decision.

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“They know the tradition at Menlo,” Shine said. “Where the goals are always to win CCS and Nor Cals and then do really well in the national tournament when we go to Newport. That’s the goal and that’s what they shoot for. They know coming in that that’s what we do and the tradition has been set by the guys that have come through here. They don’t want to be the weak link in the tradition.” The 2011 version isn’t weak by any stretch of the imagination. Daniel Morkovine, J.T. Nishimura, Mac Osborne, Michael Hoffman, Kyle Sum and David Ball held down the doubles in the championship match, while captain Andrew Carlisle, Justin Chan, Andrew Ball and Richard Pham took care of the single duties. meter hurdles) was the hardest event. There was a lot of great competition.” “We didn’t pick him to win the highs because there are a couple of good hurdlers in the league — (Will) Langi, (Daniel) Hirsch — [who] had better times,” Riley said. “But even those two guys didn’t hurdle as well as Jesse. I thought they might beat him on sheer speed. But it didn’t turn out that way.” No it didn’t. Wong’s race was cleaner, more technically sound, than the faster competitors and was good for a time of 15.91 and the gold. Wong took the momentum from the surprising win over to the 300-meter hurdles and ran Carlisle, Osborne and Sum are the team captains and Shine couldn’t be happier with the way they have led this team. “(Their leadership) has been unmatched,” he said. “They’ve brought such a great example, leading by examples. They’re not huge talkers, but they’re do-ers. And just by their leadership on how they go about things, how serious they take it, how hard they work in practice, the encouragement they’ll give to the young underclassmen, is just phenomenal. And that was taught to them when they were young as I remember and this is what they’re giving to the next generation behind them. It makes my job a whole lot easier.” Shine said the team is still very much in work mode as they are currently practicing to a smooth race. His time of 41.16 was almost a second better than his teammate, Larry Campbell as San Mateo went 1-2 in that event. “A good 40 percent (of hurdles) is mental because you have to stay focused in the hurdles all the time,” Riley said. “You have to stay focused from beginning to end, no matter what happens around you. There is a certain rhythm that you establish. Once you establish that rhythm, you take it all the way through come hell or high water.”

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make at run at Nor Cals. And with so much young talent at Menlo, more titles are sure to come. “You just do it again,” Shine said when asked what more can be accomplished, given the fact that the bar has already been set so high for everyone else. “The challenge is, everyone forgets the same kids coming back. Every year we have new faces on the team. you get that new fresh look. Every team is different. Every year and season has a different personality and just to see the look and the excitement of the guys that haven’t been on the team, the process, that’s what it’s all about. That’s what keep me coaching. Once that feeling goes, that’s when I’m going to retire. That’s why I love what I do.” For Wong, the focus was in rewarding those who have influenced him the most in his high school career. “(The meet was) a culmination of just a lot of hard work,” Wong said. “And, I really enjoyed sports at San Mateo and my coaches have always been there for me so (winning) was kind of something I could do for them.” “He’s a delight,” Riley said of Wong. “He’s all about team. I’ve been very fortunate here in San Mateo that they kids I get to coach here, they seem to work together. It doesn’t matter what their abilities are. Jesse is a total team leader.”

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competition is unbelievable. You should see some of these matches that they play. They’re just all about using themselves to get better.” Perhaps more impressive than that talent is the consistency in which the concept of tradition is passed along at Menlo. From the last freshmen on the frosh/soph team to the senior team captain, the message of excellence on the tennis court is something Shine says is known before the players ever pick up a racket.

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playing around at practice, Wong started jumping hurdles. The rest they say, is history. Wong began his afternoon at the PAL championships with his toughest challenge. “To be completely honest, I did not think I was going to win the 110s,” Wong said. “I wasn’t really convinced, I thought I had a shot but, with the 300 hurdles I was a little more confident in myself. I think that (the 110-

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2008 as the 13th seed, the Scots drew No. 4 Mitty. Suffice to say, there hasn’t been a lot of CCS playoff success for the Scots since winning back-to-back titles in 1992 and 1993. They have not won a CCS game since a first-round game in 1995. Even Serra, which won the 2009 title, had a down year. The Padres are only the No. 11 seed in Division I and will play their first, first-round playoff game since 1999 — when neutral sites were used for first-round games. Serra hasn’t lost a first-round game since 2005’s shocking 3-1 loss to 15th-seeded Santa Clara. El Camino has had a dry spell similar to Carlmont’s. The Colts, who are making their second appearance in two years following a two-year drought, have not won a CCS game since a 1996 win over Soquel, two years after losing to Serra in the 1994 championship game. The best bet to make any noise this postseason has to be defending Division III champion Menlo School, which is the No. 3 seed. Despite playing in the relatively weak WBAL, the Knights beefed up their resume with a number of quality non-league opponents, many who play in Division I and II. Surprisingly, in addition to champ Half Moon Bay, the PAL’s Ocean Division got a second team into the tournament, with Capuchino earning a No. 15 seed in Division III. *** County softball teams got a little better treatment as four of the eight teams that qualified earn home games. The biggest surprise was Terra Nova earning the No. 8 seed in Division III and getting to host a first-round game. The Tigers finished in fourth place in the PAL’s Bay Division, but ended the regular season on a three-game losing streak. CCS usually takes the Bay Division’s fourth-place team as an at-large, but given the Tigers’ losing league record and just a .500 mark overall, it was a bit dicey. Another surprise — this one a little bit eyebrow raising — was Ocean Division champion San Mateo having to go on the road for a first-round game. Usually the Ocean Division champion gets a home game by virtue of being a division champion, but the No. 11 Bearcats will face No. 6 Aptos, which also qualified as a league champ, thus earning the home game. Capuchino, which finished in third in the PAL, got the highest seed of all county teams. The Mustangs were given the No. 2 seed in Division III — and the first-round bye that comes with it. *** Hillsdale has coaching openings in its football program. The school is looking for a varsity defensive coordinator and other varsity assistants. The freshman team needs an entire staff — freshman football coach and assistants. For more information, contact varsity head coach Mike Parodi at mparodi@smuhsd.org. *** The San Bruno Parks and Recreation District is offering the 22nd annual Coach Rapp’s Summer Slam Basketball League for boys and girls from fourth grade through seniors in high school. Chuck Rapp is the boys’ varsity basketball coach at Serra High and is a three-time Central Coast Section champion. Games start the beginning of June and run through the end of July. For more information, contact Rapp at 872-2332 or the San Bruno Park and Recreation District at 616-7180.
Nathan Mollat can be reached by email: nathan@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 117. You can also follow him on Twitter@CheckkThissOutt.

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@ KC 5:30 p.m.

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vs.Galaxy 7p.m.

7/2
vs.NYat Stanford 7:30p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Los Angeles FC Dallas Real Salt Lake Colorado Seattle Portland Chivas USA San Jose Vancouver W 5 5 5 4 3 4 3 2 1 L 2 3 1 3 3 3 3 4 5 T 5 2 1 3 5 2 3 3 5 Pts 20 17 16 15 14 14 12 9 8 GF 17 13 9 12 13 12 11 10 12 GA 12 10 2 10 11 14 9 11 16

@ Fire vs. N.E. Rev 7:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

vs.Houston @ United 7:30 p.m. 1 p.m.

CCS GLANCE
BASEBALL Division I Wednesday No.11 Serra (17-11) at No.6 Homestead (17-13-1), 4 p.m. No. 16 Carlmont (18-8) at No. 1 St. Francis (25-5), 4 p.m. Division II Thursday No. 14 Hillsdale (17-9) vs. No. 3 Monterey (23-4) at Sollecito Park,4 p.m. No. 12 El Camino (15-10-1) at No. 5 Los Gatos (209-2),4 p.m. No. 13 Burlingame (16-11) at No. 4 Los Altos (1911),4 p.m. Division III Wednesday No. 14 Scotts Valley (13-13) at No. 3 Menlo School (22-5),4 p.m. No. 10 Harbor (12-13) at No. 7 Sacred Heart Prep (16-11),4 p.m. No.15 Capuchino (15-10-1) at No.2 Carmel (24-3), 4 p.m. No. 12 Monte Vista Christian (16-11) at No. 5 Half Moon Bay (21-6),4 p.m. SOFTBALL Division I Wednesday No.12 Wilcox (11-16) at No.5 Carlmont (20-6),4 p.m. Division II Wednesday No.11 San Mateo (14-4) at No.6 Aptos (21-4),4 p.m. No. 12 Burlingame (11-16) vs. No. 5 Monterey (214) at Jack’s Park,6 p.m. No. 13 Willow Glen (18-8-1) at No. 4 Hillsdale (225),4 p.m. Division III Wednesday No.11 Menlo School (9-4) vs.No.6 Carmel (20-6) at Carmel Middle School,4 p.m. No.12 Harker (14-7) at No.5 Notre Dame-Belmont (16-11-1),4 p.m. No.9 San Lorenzo Valley (16-11) at No.8 Terra Nova (13-13),4 p.m. Saturday No.10 Pacific Grove (15-13)/No.7 Christopher (1610) winner vs.No.2 Capuchino (20-6),TBA. BOYS’GOLF Tuesday Championship round at Rancho Cañada Golf Course,8 a.m. SWIMMING Friday Preliminaries at Santa Clara International Swim Center,2 p.m. Saturday Finals at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 2 p.m. TRACK AND FIELD Saturday Preliminaries at Gilroy High,11 a.m. Saturday,May 27 Finals at Gilroy High,6 p.m.

NOTE:Three points for victory, one point for tie.

NBA PLAYOFF GLANCE
CONFERENCE FINALS
(Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 1,Miami 0 Sunday,May 15:Chicago 103,Miami 82 Wednesday,May 18:Miami at Chicago,5:30 p.m. Sunday,May 22:Chicago at Miami,5:30 p.m. Tuesday,May 24:Chicago at Miami,5:30 p.m. x-Thursday,May 26:Miami at Chicago,5:30 p.m. x-Saturday,May 28:Chicago at Miami,5:30 p.m. x-Monday,May 30:Miami at Chicago,5:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Oklahoma City vs.Dallas Tuesday,May 17:Oklahoma City at Dallas,6 p.m. Thursday,May 19:Oklahoma City at Dallas,6 p.m. Saturday,May 21:Dallas at Oklahoma City,6 p.m. Monday,May 23:Dallas at Oklahoma City,9 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 25: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 6 p.m. x-Friday,May 27:Dallas at Oklahoma City,6 p.m. x-Sunday,May 29:Oklahoma City at Dallas,6 p.m.

LOCAL SCOREBOARD
SATURDAY GIRLS’LACROSSE WBAL championship match Menlo School 20,Sacred Heart Prep 15 Menlo School 14 6 — 20 Sacred Heart Prep 7 8 — 15 SHP goal scorers — Cummings 6;Cody 4;Keller 3; Holland 2.Records — Sacred Heart Prep 6-2 WBAL, 17-7 overall. COLLEGE BASEBALL NorCal Super Regional Sacramento 6,San Mateo 3 San Mateo 100 000 020 — 3 8 2 Sacramento 000 302 10x — 6 8 2 CSM season over WP — DeVore (11-0). S — Martin. LP — Chavez (6-3).3B — Maffei (CSM);Brooks (Sac).2B — Maffei, Killeen, Feliciano (CSM); Brooks, Miller, Pudwell (Sac). Multiple hits — Maffei 2, Feliciano 2 (CSM); Brooks 2 (Sac). RBIs — Goldenberg, Kileen (CSM); Miller 2, Armstrong, Pudwell (Sac). Records — San Mateo 25-12 overall; Sacramento 23-17. FRIDAY BASEBALL Carlmont 6,Sequoia 2 Carlmont 030 000 3 — 6 10 0 Sequoia 020 000 0 — 2 6 3 WP — Levine (3-1, 6-1). S — Bongi (4). LP — Wasserman.HR — Fink (C).2B — Barret (C);Maulin (S).Multiple hits — Barret 3,Hicks 2 (C);Eliott 2 (S). Multiple RBIs — Mauldin (S).Records — Carlmont 9-5 PAL Bay,18-8 overall. Menlo School 10,King’s Academy 1 King’s Academy 000 000 1 — 1 2 2 Menlo School 210 403 x — 10 9 0 WP — Bruml. LP — Cox. 3B — Ryles (MS). 2B — Benton (MS).Multiple hits — Avis 2,Mayer 2 (MS). Multiple RBIs — Bruml 2, Mayer 2, Ryles 2, Diekroeger 2 (MS). Records — Menlo School 9-1 WBAL,22-5 overall; King’s Academy 4-6,9-16-2. Burlingame 4,Menlo-Atherton 1 Menlo-Atherton 010 000 0 — 1 6 5 Burlingame 300 100 x — 4 3 2 WP — Grotz.S — Ferrari.

NHL PLAYOFF GLANCE
CONFERENCE FINALS
(Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Tampa Bay 1,Boston 0 Saturday,May 14:Tampa Bay 5,Boston 2 Tuesday,May 17:Tampa Bay at Boston,5 p.m. Thursday,May 19:Boston at Tampa Bay,5 p.m. Saturday,May 21:Boston at Tampa Bay,10:30 a.m. x-Monday,May 23:Tampa Bay at Boston,5 p.m. x-Wednesday,May 25:Boston at Tampa Bay,5 p.m. x-Friday,May 27:Tampa Bay at Boston,5 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver 1,San Jose 0 Sunday,May 15:Vancouver 3,San Jose 2 Wednesday,May 18:San Jose at Vancouver,6 p.m. Friday,May 20:Vancouver at San Jose,6 p.m. Sunday,May 22:Vancouver at San Jose,noon x-Tuesday,May 24:San Jose at Vancouver,6 p.m. x-Thursday,May 26:Vancouver at San Jose,6 p.m. x-Saturday,May 28:San Jose at Vancouver,5 p.m.

Monday’s Games Tampa Bay 6,N.Y.Yankees 5 Toronto 4,Detroit 2 Boston 8,Baltimore 7 Cleveland 19,Kansas City 1 Texas 4,Chicago White Sox 0 L.A.Angels at Oakland,late Minnesota at Seattle,late Tuesday’s Games N.Y.Yankees (Nova 3-3) at Tampa Bay (Shields 4-1), 3:40 p.m. Toronto (Litsch 4-2) at Detroit (Porcello 3-2), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 5-2) at Boston (Wakefield 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (C.Carrasco 1-2) at Kansas City (Mazzaro 0-0),5:10 p.m. Texas (Harrison 3-4) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 06),5:10 p.m. L.A.Angels (Chatwood 2-1) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 4-2),7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 2-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 43),7:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games N.Y.Yankees at Baltimore,4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto,4:07 p.m. Detroit at Boston,4:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox,5:10 p.m. Texas at Kansas City,5:10 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland,7:05 p.m. L.A.Angels at Seattle,7:10 p.m.

Monday’s Games (All times eastern) St.Louis 3,Philadelphia 1 Washington 4,Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 7,Chicago Cubs 4 Atlanta 3,Houston 2 Colorado 7,San Francisco 4 Florida at N.Y.Mets,7:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona,9:40 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A.Dodgers,late Tuesday’s Games Houston (W.Rodriguez 2-3) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 33),10:05 a.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 4-1) at Washington (Zimmermann 2-4),10:05 a.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 3-2) at Colorado (Jimenez 0-3),12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 2-4) at Cincinnati (Volquez 31),4:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 3-0) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-4), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Oswalt 3-1) at St.Louis (J.Garcia 5-0), 5:15 p.m. San Diego (Stauffer 0-1) at Arizona (D.Hudson 3-5), 6:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 3-3) at L.A.Dodgers (Kuroda 4-3), 7:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Colorado at Philadelphia,4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Florida,4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati,4:10 p.m. Washington at N.Y.Mets,4:10 p.m. Houston at St.Louis,5:15 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona,6:40 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego,7:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A.Dodgers,7:10 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS
MLB MLB—Named John Allen assistant monitor of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Suspended New York Mets minor league RHP Edgar Ramirez (Binghamton-EL) 50 games after testing positive for a performanceenhancing substance. American League BOSTON RED SOX—Place RHP John Lackey on 15-Day DL.Recalled RHP Scott Atchison from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Placed OF Grady Sizemore on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 11. Recalled OF Travis Buck from Columbus (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Released OF Milton Bradley. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Placed 1B Adam Lind on the 15-day DL,retroactive to May 8.Purchased the contract of OF Eric Thames from Las Vegas (PCL). National League CINCINNATI REDS—Placed LHP Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day DL.Recalled RHP Jordan Smith from Louisville (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Announced owner Drayton McLane agreed to sell the team to a group led by Houston businessman Jim Crane. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Activated RHP Roy Oswalt from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Vance Worley to Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Claimed RHP Jess Todd off waivers from the N.Y.Yankees.Transferred RHP Bryan Augenstein from 15-day to 60-day DL. NFL MIAMI DOLPHINS—Named Mark Brockelman senior vice president/chief financial and administrative officer.

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Study:Electronic medical records are vulnerable How to square budget cuts, need for aging research

The disease standoff
“Nobody wants to say Alzheimer’s is worse than diabetes or heart disease or cancer....[But] part of the problem now with all the pressure to cut the budget ... is that for Alzheimer’s to get more,something else has to lose.”
bling for funds to study a potential dementia drug after losing out on an NIH aging grant. The NIH pays for much of the nation’s leading biomedical research. Republicans and Democrats alike have long been staunch supporters. But the agency’s nearly $31 billion budget offers an example of the hard choices facing lawmakers, especially if they’re to meet House calls for a drastic scale-back of overall government spending. Consider aging issues. The NIH spends about $469 million on Alzheimer’s research, says a new report from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America that criticizes overall aging research as “a minuscule and declining investment.” About 5.4 million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease, and studies suggest health and nursing home expenditures for it cost more than $170 billion a year, much of it paid by Medicare and Medicaid. NIH’s Collins told a Senate appropriations subcommittee that there’s a “very frightening cost curve.” In 2050, when more than 13 million Americans are projected to have Alzheimer’s, the bill is expected to reach a staggering $1 trillion. But he said that cost

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

By Lauran Neergaard
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The nation’s push to computerize medical records has failed to fully address longstanding security gaps that expose patients’ most sensitive information to hackers and snoops, government investigators warn. Two reports released Tuesday by the inspector general of the Health and Human Services Department find that the drive to connect hospitals and doctors so they can share patient data electronically is being layered on a system that already has glaring privacy problems. Connecting it up could open new pathways for hackers, investigators say. The market for illicit health care information is booming. In recent years, the case of a former UCLA Medical Center worker who sold details from the files of actress Farah Fawcett, singer Britney Spears and others to the National Enquirer gained notoriety. Most cases don’t involve celebrities or get much attention. Yet fraudsters covet health care records, since they contain identifiers such as names, birth dates and Social Security numbers that can be used to construct a false identity or send Medicare bogus bills. The shortcomings in the system “need to be addressed to ensure a secure environment for health data,” said the main report, adding that the findings “raise concern” about the effectiveness of security safeguards for personal

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WASHINGTON — How can Alzheimer’s research receive more scarce dollars without cutting from areas like heart disease or cancer? In one of the stark realities of the budget crisis, scientists’ chances of winning research dollars from the National Institutes of Health for any condition have dipped to a new low. “We are clearly not able to support a lot of great science that we would like to support,” NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins told senators last week. This year, for every six grant applications that NIH receives, “five of them are going to go begging.” That’s down from nearly 1 in 3 grants funded a decade ago, and 1 in 5 last year. And it comes before the looming fight over how much more to cut in overall government spending for next year, and where to make those cuts. Already, a new report says one of the biggest losers is aging research, despite a rapidly graying population that promises a worsening epidemic of dementia, among other illnesses. “Nobody wants to say Alzheimer’s is worse than diabetes or heart disease or cancer,” says Dr. Sam Gandy, a prominent neuroscientist at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine. But “part of the problem now with all the pressure to cut the budget ... is that for Alzheimer’s to get more, something else has to lose,” adds Gandy. His own lab is scram-

— Dr.Sam Gandy,a prominent neuroscientist at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine

could be halved merely by finding a way to delay people getting Alzheimer’s by five years. Monday, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich jumped into the debate, saying that over the next four decades Alzheimer’s could cost the government a total of $20 trillion. He suggested selling U.S. bonds to raise money for research rather than have the disease compete each year for a share of the federal budget. “We are grotesquely underfunded,” Gingrich said of health research dollars. The Alzheimer’s Foundation report goes beyond dementia, finding that the National Institute on Aging receives 3.6 cents for every dollar Congress sends to the NIH. Cancer and heart disease get nearly three to four times as much. Despite the tough economic times, the foundation has joined with other groups lobbying for an extra $300 million for the aging institute’s overall work next year, to boost its budget to $1.4 billion. Competition for today’s dollars is fierce, with applications up 60 percent at the aging

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Study challenges rural lack of access to surgery
By Lindsey Tanner
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO — A surprising study of nearly 46 million Medicare patients says older residents in rural areas are more likely to have any of nine common surgeries than people in cities. Back surgery, hip and knee replacements and prostate removal were among the operations performed more often in rural Medicare patients, the study found. Emergency surgeries and elective operations alike were more common among rural residents. The results seem to challenge the idea that city dwellers have better access to medical care, but experts say the research raises more questions than it answers. “When I first saw the result, I looked at it and said maybe I got it backwards,” said lead author Dr. Mark Francis, a researcher at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. The study doesn’t indicate where rural residents had surgery. It’s likely many had to travel some distance, which would be risky when urgent surgery is needed. The study didn’t report on how the patients fared after their operations. Nor did it say whether rural residents had worse health overall than city dwellers, although some previous research has suggested that is generally true. The authors say their findings could mean that rural residents are

Emergency surgeries and elective operations alike are more common among rural residents.
sicker, getting treatment they don’t need, or more likely to delay treatment for aches and pains until they worsen and require surgery. It’s also possible rural residents have less access to non-surgical treatments, or view them as less desirable. But the real reasons can’t be gleaned from the study, which was a data analysis on all Medicare patients in 2006. Though the cases are five years old, Francis said the results likely reflect current practice and noted that he had found similar trends going back to the 1990s. He said it’s unlikely the recession had much impact because these patients are covered by Medicare. The researchers used ZIP codes and a government classification system that designates regions on a 10-point scale, with 1 being the most urban and 10 the most rural. They compared surgery rates among residents in regions 7 to 10 — the most rural — with the most urban areas. The study was released Monday in the Archives of Surgery. Francis said colleagues told him, “If you find a 5 percent difference, that would be a big difference from a public health policy view.” But the contrast between the two groups was larger than

that for all but one of the operations — abdominal aortic aneurysms. Rural residents were almost 20 percent more likely to have heart valve replacements, and about 15 percent more likely to get knee or hip replacements or spine fusion surgery. Smaller but still noteworthy differences were found for prostate surgery, appendectomies, surgery to remove neck artery blockages, and surgery to fix broken hips. An Archives critique says the study raises hard questions. “We have been led to believe that patients in rural areas lack appropriate access to surgery. Although this may be true for specific areas, it does not seem to be true for the nation as a whole,” Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon Dr. George Velmahos wrote. Dr. Sam Finlayson, a Dartmouth Medical School surgeon and researcher, called the results provocative but said, “I don’t think this study can negate all of the evidence that there are pockets of problems with access to surgical care across rural America.” Other research has suggested there’s a growing shortage of surgeons in rural America. But Keith Mueller, a rural health expert at the University of Iowa, said the new study raises the “so what?” question if people lacking local access can get surgery elsewhere. Even so, he said, it still may be more appropriate to have more of those services locally.

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By Jphn Heilprin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Around the world
War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Gadhafi
TRIPOLI, Libya — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor sought arrest warrants Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and the country’s intelligence chief for authorizing the killing of civilians in a crackdown on anti-government rebels. Gadhafi’s government denied the allegations. The call for the inquest Moammar was the first such action in Gadhafi the Netherlands-based court linked to the Arab uprisings. It opened another potential front against Gadhafi’s regime even as the autocratic leader stands firm against widening NATO airstrikes and rebels with growing international backing.

Zurich voters keep ‘suicide tourism’alive
ZURICH — Voters in Zurich have overwhelmingly rejected calls to ban assisted suicide or to outlaw the practice for nonresidents. Zurich’s cantonal voters by about a 4-to-1 margin Sunday defeated both measures that had been pushed by political and religious conservatives. Out of more than 278,000 ballots cast, the initiative to ban assisted suicide was opposed by 85 percent of voters and the initiative to outlaw it for foreigners was turned down by 78 percent, according to Zurich authorities. Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, and has been since 1941, provided the helper isn’t a medical doctor and doesn’t personally benefit from a patient’s death. About 200 people a year commit suicide in Zurich. “It’s everybody’s own decision. It must be allowed — they do it anyway,” said Felix Gutjahr, a Zurich voter who opposed the ballot initiatives. Other Zurich residents said they also believe it’s a matter of personal freedom, though some expressed unease and concern that Zurich has become something of a tourist destination for hundreds of people, mainly other Europeans, and a few Americans, who each year visit because they want to end their lives. Last year, the Swiss government rejected calls to ban assisted suicide groups but said requirements for safely transmitting computerized medical data. However, that same agency has not issued general security requirements for the computer systems at hospitals and doctors’ offices, systems on which the information would be created, shared and stored. It’s a little like putting a big lock on the front door of the house, but leaving the garage door open. To underscore the point, the second audit examined computer security at seven large hospitals in different states and found 151 security vulnerabilities, from ineffective wireless encryption to a taped-over door lock on a room used for data storage. The auditors classified 4 out of 5 of the weaknesses uncovered as “high impact,” meaning they could result in costly losses, even injury and death. The government is offering rewards and NIH’s budget in the early 2000s, an investment that helped speed the genetic revolution and thus a host of new projects that scientists are clamoring to try. But in more recent years, economists say NIH’s budget hasn’t kept pace with medical inflation, and this year Congress cut overall NIH funding by 1 percent, less than expected after a protracted battle. The Obama administration has sought nearly $32 billion for next year, and prospects for avoiding a cut instead are far from clear. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who chairs the subcommittee that oversees the issue, warns that under it would propose new rules to restrict their work. Government officials have said they want to cut down on suicide tourism, and that a majority of the groups and local governments they consulted were in favor of drawing up stricter rules to govern assisted suicide groups. The Federal Democratic Union and the Evangelical Party had sought the bans, one of which would have required at least one year’s residency in the canton of Zurich before being able to make use of legal assisted suicide. But both right-wing and leftwing parties campaigned against that. The Swiss group Dignitas helps people commit suicide legally. More than 1,000 foreigners gained assistance from the group last year, more than half of them from Germany. penalties to encourage hospitals and doctors’ offices to adopt electronic medical records. Incentive payments could total as much as $27 billion over 10 years. Providers who insist on clinging to paper records will eventually face cuts in Medicare payments. Responsibility for computer security is divided among several agencies in the Health and Human Services Department. The main ones are a unit called the Office of the National Coordinator, which is spearheading the drive to computerize records, and the Office of Civil Rights, which oversees the enforcement of existing privacy laws. The inspector general said the coordinator’s office has not asserted sufficient leadership on security, and the civil rights unit needs to redouble efforts to safeguard electronic privacy. some early-circulating House plans to curb health spending, “severe reductions to NIH research would be unavoidable. That doesn’t make sense.” Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., pushed Collins to make the case that investments in medical research really can pay off. Collins’ response: Four decades of NIH-led research revealed how arteries get clogged and spurred development of cholesterol-fighting statin drugs, helping lead to a 60 percent drop in heart-disease deaths. Averaged out, that research cost about $3.70 per person per year, “the cost of a latte, and not even a grande latte,” Collins told lawmakers.

U.S., Pakistan try to salvage ties
ISLAMABAD — A top U.S. emissary warned Pakistan on Monday that “actions not words” are needed to tackle militant sanctuaries, as the two countries tried to salvage their relationship two weeks after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in a garrison town close to the national capital. Sen. John Kerry, the first high-level American official to visit Islamabad since the May 2 death of the al-Qaida leader, said Pakistan agreed to take several “specific steps” immediately to improve ties. But he did not say whether those steps include what the U.S. wants most: action against the Haqqani network and other Taliban factions sheltering in Pakistan and killing American troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

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health care information. President Barack Obama has set a goal for every American to have a secure electronic health record by 2014. Eventually, hospitals and doctors would be able to share instantly patients’ clinical information online. That could prevent life-threatening medical mistakes like giving a patient unconscious in the emergency room a drug to which he’s allergic. It could also save money by cutting duplicative lab tests and scans. Auditors for the inspector general did find that the government agency leading the push for electronic records has put in place some

Vatican suggests bishops report abuse to police
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has told bishops around the world that it is important to cooperate with police in reporting priests who rape and molest children and asked them to develop guidelines for preventing sex abuse by next May. But Monday’s letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith made no provision to ensure the bishops actually follow the guidelines, and victims groups immediately denounced the recommendations as “dangerously flawed” because they stress the exclusive authority of bishops to determine the credibility of abuse allegations.

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division alone since 2003. Aging chief Dr. Richard Hodes says last year, his institute couldn’t pay for about half of what were ranked as the most outstanding applications for research projects. Still, he hopes to fund more scientists this year by limiting the number who get especially large grants. What’s the squeeze? Congress doubled the

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“June-Nesha has been a pleasure to have in class. When she first came to me, she was very quiet. She had not done well in school, but then she turned it all around. She pushed past the hurdles of not liking certain subjects, and she finished school with hard work and determination. I have seen her blossom into a self-confident young woman,” said teacher Nikki Thompson. Thompson wasn’t the only one to notice the changes in Houston. “I watched as June-Nesha gained confidence in herself as a student and also as a mother. As a mother, she is raising a happy, healthy daughter and is taking responsibility to create a bright future for herself and her family. June-Nesha should be proud and recognized for her accomplishments,” said Teenage Parents Program Coordinator Meredith Holden. Houston plans to attend San Francisco City College in the fall in hopes of becoming an X-ray technician. And she credits her daughter as the inspiration to reach that goal. “She made my goals more important, and I now have a life-long friend,” she said. Great Grads is in its sixth year profiling one graduating senior from each of our local schools. Schools have the option to participate. Those that choose to participate are asked to nominate one student who deserves recognition.
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A self-described happy and sweet child, Houston participated in activities like Girl Scouts and track throughout elementary and middle schools. Houston bounced around in high schools ultimately attending Lincoln High School in San Francisco, Capuchino High School in San Bruno, South San Francisco High School and Baden High School before finishing her diploma at South San Francisco Adult School. The frequent location changes came for a variety of reasons. One move, for example, happened after the apartment below where her family lived caught fire. Their apartment had smoke damage, which was unhealthy for her brother who has asthma. Finally, Houston moved in with her grandmother. About a year ago, Saniyah Lynnice Houston Gonzalez was born. Houston was happy to learn about the little bundle of joy, noting she always wanted to be a mom. “She’s smart; she is my life and my everything; my motivation,” she said. Being a parent did make getting to school, or really any appointment, more challenging. Houston had to work hard to balance the new parental responsibility while finishing school. She enrolled in the adult school in December, which gave Houston more flexibility since she has a child. At

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TUESDAY, MAY 17 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sequoia Health and Wellness Center, 749 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. A 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Free. For more information visit foodaddicts.org. San Mateo Newcomers Club Luncheon. Noon. Terrace Cafe, El Rancho Inn, 1109 El Camino Real, Millbrae. Speaker Judith L. London Ph.D. will talk about how to keep your brain in shape. $25 Payment due May 10. For more information call 349-1761. American Legion Service Officer Questioning Session. Noon to 7 p.m. San Bruno Post 409, 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. The American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran’s organization, is inviting all wartime era veterans in the area to join them in providing a service to the community and veterans of this area. For more information call 701-0082. Phase2Careers Orientation. 9 a.m. Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 1300 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Come and learn about upcoming Phase2Careers programs, how to access programs and services and the benefits of membership. Free. For more information call 574-1766. Brain Fitness. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame. For more information and to RSVP call 3432747. Gluten Free and Dairy Free: Demo and Testing. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. A Gluten-free/Casein-free diet requires some creativity. Let Chef Amy Fothergill show you how to create some delicious dishes that will taste like what you remember. Free. For more information call (831) 466-9060. WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 Kiwanis Club of San Mateo Meeting. 12:10 p.m. Poplar Creek Grill Municipal Golf Course, 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Group meets every Wednesday. RSVP required. For more information or to register call (415) 3096467. Healthy Cleaning and Detoxification. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Sarah Rothman, Naturopathic Doctor, will give a lecture discussing: What is detoxifying?; How do you know if you are toxic?; Heavy Metal and Chemical Analysis and Testing Options; Signs and Symptoms of Toxic Burden; Detox Questionnaire; Ways to Reduce your Exposure; Naturopathic Approaches to detoxification; Basic Dietary; and, Lifestyle tips for Detoxification. Free. For more information call (831) 466-9060. Get a Solar Home Now: How Installing Solar Power Can Power the World. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Foster City Council Chambers, 620 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. A presentation on solar options and costs, with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Free. For more information or to RSVP email gogreen@fostercity.org. Are You Getting Your Point Across? 7 p.m. 282 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City. Is your speaking compelling to others? Does it draw them in and make them want to listen to you? Get tools and get heard. Free. For more information call 888-9268. San Mateo Homeowner Energy Efficiency Workshop. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. San Mateo City Council Chambers, 330 West 20th Ave., San Mateo. A community workshop to introduce San Mateo residents to several residential energy efficiency programs available through the County and the City. Free. For more information email cgilmore@cityofsanmateo.org. THURSDAY, MAY 19 My Liberty San Mateo Meeting. 6 p.m. American Legion Hall, 130 South Blvd., San Mateo. My Liberty is a group dedicated to a constitutionally limited government based on the principles of individual freedom, the sanctity of private property, fiscal responsibility and the free market. Free. For more information visit mylibertysanmateo.com. ‘Growing Your Own Organic Garden’ Workshop. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Millbrae Library Community Room, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. A free workshop, sponsored by the city of Millbrae’s Recycling and Waste Prevention Program, on how to grow a bountiful and sustainable spring vegetable garden. Free. For more information call 259-2339. Senior Care 101. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Burlingame Recreation Center Social Hall, 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Seniors and their loved ones (spouses, children and caregivers) are invited and encouraged to attend the free event. Participants include a geriatric psychologist, a fiduciary and financial planner, a social worker, ombudsman, therapist and concierge. For more information call (415) 690-6944. FRIDAY, MAY 20 Moving Sale. Noon to 4 p.m. 845 Chadbourne Ave., Millbrae. Entire contents of home for sale — antiques, furniture, toys, tools, china, silver and more. For more information email skennedy@email.com. Business Assistance Workshop. 1:30 p.m. College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Discussions will include: small business financing programs, tax compliance issues, tax incentives and much more. For more information call 349-1900. Norwegian Holiday Celebration. 7 p.m. Highland Community Club, 1665 Fernside St., Redwood City. Children $6, Adults, $20. For more information call 851-1463. Menlo Park Chorus Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Featuring a wide range of music from classical pieces to a Rodgers and Hammerstein medley. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, free for children under 12. For more information visit menloparkchorus.org. Little Shop of Horrors. 8 p.m. Boxcar Theatre Playhouse, 505 Natoma St., San Francisco. Come and enjoy this black comedy about a rare and exotic plant with a taste for human blood. For more information call (415) 776-1747. O’Connor World Premier. 8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. New Century Chamber Orchestra celebrates its last series of the season with the World Premier of ‘Elevations,’ a new work by American bluegrass, country and classical fiddler. $35. For more information and tickets call (415) 392-4400. 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Age:18 City of residence: South San Francisco What are your plans after high school?: After high school,I plan on going to San Francisco City College to train as an X-ray technician. Favorite subject in high school: I like history,because my teacher Mr.McGowan was cool What will you miss most about high school: My favorite part about high school was learning cool stuff. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned thus far in life: Is that you can surprise yourself with the challenges you can overcome.

Baden and South San Francisco Adult School, Houston participated in the Teen-Aged Parents Program, which works with new parents to teach life skills in cooperation with academic lessons. She’s also the treasurer at her daughter’s preschool. sador between the cities and firefighters and did it without grandstanding or fanfare. He did it simply and well.” Fry started with the Belmont Fire Protection District in 1975. “I started on the bottom and worked every position in the organization,” Fry said yesterday. Fry said he did not want to be in the way as the two cities embark on different paths regarding fire service. “Fire service is slow to change and it will be a little uncomfortable,” he said. “I don’t want to be in the way of whatever changes come.” He is confident, though, that the current crop of battalion chiefs can get both cities through the dissolution process. “The department is taking a new direction and entering a new era. Sometimes it’s better if I’m not here,” Fry said. His retirement becomes effective at the end of June. One of his biggest joys was watching young firefighters develop and mature with the department. “I hired them and promoted them and watched them grow. I’ve got T-shirts that are older than some of these guys,” he said. Belmont Councilman Warren Lieberman said Fry set the department up for future success by securing millions in grants for new equipment and aster that killed eight people to bring to light the ramifications of $183 million in under-spending.” The CPUC findings on the underspending underscores its need to closely monitor PG&E’s decision-making on the operation of its natural gas pipelines, Speier wrote. The CPUC has opened a proceeding to evaluate new natural gas rules, the subject of which was a public participation hearing last night in Santa Rosa, CPUC spokesman Andrew Kotch said yesterday. The CPUC has already had two public participation hearings, in San Bruno and Los Angeles, to hear public testimony related to gas pipeline safety and the CPUC’s regulation of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, Kotch said. The CPUC first noted PG&E was underspending on its pipeline replacement program back in 1995 when it reduced authorized funding to more closely match what PG&E was spend-

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Andy Klein. Klein called Fry a “voice of reason” as the two cities struggled to negotiate a new funding formula to keep the department intact. Come October, Belmont will likely have its own stand-alone fire department as San Carlos will partner with Redwood City to provide the service. Belmont Mayor Coralin Feierbach is not sure, however, how her city will manage the transition to a new department without Fry at the helm. “I don’t know how we will make it through dissolution without him,” Feierbach said. Fry already weathered one dissolution process back in 2005 when the South County Fire Authority, a 26-year partnership between Belmont and San Carlos, was disbanded. Feierbach credits Fry with getting the fire department back together after the South County Fire Authority dissolved. He was named interim chief of the South County Fire Authority back in 2005 after Chuc Lowden retired. “Doug put it back together again,” Feierbach said. “He was a great ambas-

operations. “I can’t imagine a better fire chief,” Lieberman said. He would prefer, however, that Fry would stick around long enough to get the cities through the dissolution process. “Having Doug is the best option but the talent is there around him to lead,” Lieberman said. San Carlos opted to dissolve the department after its share to fund it, based on population, assessed property value and calls for service, went up beyond what was expected. Belmont Councilman Dave Warden said Fry did an “incredible” job despite the contentious relationship between the cities. “He’s had to put up with a lot,” Warden said. “Most would have run screaming but he stuck it out.” Both cities pay roughly $7 million to fund the department. Fry’s salary was in the $250,000 range. He plans to spend his retirement traveling, spending time with the grandchildren and relaxing at his second home in Montana.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: silverfarb@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 106.

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more in funds as part of the GPRP between 1987 and 1999 than was actually spent,” according to a response letter from CPUC to Speier. Speier specifically asked the CPUC whether PG&E used all the approved funding for replacing the transmission line in San Bruno. The utility is now required to file a safety report twice per year on its operation, inspection and replacement of pipelines with full scrutiny placed on how authorized money is spent. “Obviously, this degree of monitoring didn’t exist when PG&E decided to forgo replacing aging pipelines in San Bruno in the early 1990s. In fact, PG&E decided not to replace the very pipelines it is now going to spend millions to hydro-test.” Speier wrote in a prepared statement. “It is tragic that it took a dis-

ing, according to the response letter to Speier. “PG&E’s performance in the 1990s undercuts its opposition today to safety arguments supporting the hydrostatic testing of all pre-1962 transmission lines in use in highly populated areas,” Speier wrote in the statement. Overall, PG&E spent slightly more than $2 billion on pipeline work since 1987. PG&E officials did not comment on the $183 million yesterday but did say the company is committed to making the pipeline system safer. “There is no greater responsibility than operating a safe and reliable natural gas pipeline system for our customers and we will continue to work with our regulators and public safety officials as we move forward,” PG&E spokesman Brittany Chord said yesterday.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244395 The following persons are doing business as: Speedy Panini, 108 42nd. Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owners: Graziano Aiosa, same address and Vittorio Esposito, 2211 Lake Road, Belmont, CA 94002. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/01/2011. /s/ Graziano Aiosa / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 04/19/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/03/11, 05/10/11, 05/17/11, 05/24/11).

NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with the provisions of commercial code 7209, with these being unpaid storage charges, notice is hereby given that the household and personal effects and/or business effects of: Ariel Levy, Alice Hamilton, Tony Heo, Dennis Hession, Cecile Jeanne, Rosalyn Kulick, Cheryl McEwen, and Lucretia Montgomery. Will be sold at auction on June 1 , 2011 at 10:00 am at AMS Relocation, Inc., 1873 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. Michael Foster General Manager FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244522 The following person is doing business as: Tony Luu Insurance Agency, 10 Rollins Rd., Suite 112, Millbrae, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Tony Luu, 373 Acacia Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 05/01/11. /s/ Tony Luu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 04/27/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/03/11, 05/10/11, 05/17/11, 05/24/11).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244774 The following person is doing business as: 1) Jill’s Legacy 2) Jill’s Legacy Fund Of The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, 1100 Industrial Road, #1, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: The Bonnie J. Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Sheila Von Driska / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/12/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/17/11, 05/24/11, 05/31/11, 06/07/11).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244435 The following person is doing business as: Structure Hair Design, 321 Westlake Center, DALY CITY, CA 94015 is hereby registered by the following owner: Carey Chiu, 8 Wilshire Ct., Daly City, CA 94015. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Carey Chiu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 04/21/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 04/26/11, 05/03/11, 05/10/11, 05/17/11).

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0164803 Title Order No. 09-8-508629 APN No. 032-303-200 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/08/2006. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MANUEL A RIVERA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/08/2006 and recorded 03/14/06, as Instrument No. 2006036145, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, will sell on 05/24/2011 at 12:30PM, At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice, 400 County Center, Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 128 NORTH RAILROAD AVENUE, SAN MATEO, CA, 94401. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $553,795.96. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 02/11/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI# 1006.91812 05/03, 05/10, 05/17/2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244426 The following person is doing business as: Gil. Principles, 893 Cabot Lane, Foster City, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kevin Adolph, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Kevin L. Adolph / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 04/21/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 04/26/11, 05/03/11, 05/10/11, 05/17/11).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244558 The following person is doing business as: App Garden Entertainment, 33 Miramonte Ct., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Liliana B. Condrey, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Liliana B. Condrey / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 04/28/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/10/11, 05/17/11, 05/24/11, 05/31/11).

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244419 The following person is doing business as: Universal Broadcast, 341 B Street, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jonathan Lee, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jonathan Lee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 04/20/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 04/26/11, 05/03/11, 05/10/11, 05/17/11).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244593 The following person is doing business as: Lazar Machining, Inc., 1001 Center Street, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lazar Machining, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N /s/ KatalinPersikLazar / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/03/2011. (Published in te San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/07/11, 05/14/11, 05/21/11, 05/28/11).

296 Appliances
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 TOP LOAD FRIGIDAIRE WASHER good condition, $50., SSF. SOLD! VACUUM CLEANER $50 (650)367-1350

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244231 The following person is doing business as: Leo’s Wholesale, 160 Laurel Ave., MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Linda Canavati same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Linda Canavati / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 04/11/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/03/11, 05/10/11, 05/17/11, 05/24/11).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244697 The following person is doing business as: Accurate Flow Cooling Tower 3265 Casa de Campo 1, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Robert Andrew Hall, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Robert Andrew Hall / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/09/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/07/11, 05/14/11, 05/21/11, 05/28/11).

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 “MAYTAG” - Brand new with 3 year warranty, $850. both, (650)726-4168

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290 Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244174 The following persons are doing business as: It’s My Treat, 554 Skiff Circle, Redwood City, CA 94065 is hereby registered by the following owners: Madonna Regala & Jason Regan, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Madonna Regala / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 04/06/11. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/03/11, 05/10/11, 05/17/11, 05/24/11).

297 Bicycles
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #244736 The following person is doing business as: San Carlos Eye Care, 750 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Ninh Huy Tran, M.D., Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/05/2011. /s/ Ninh Tran / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/11/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/17/11, 05/24/11, 05/31/11, 06/07/11). NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: Mar. 30, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: BACHOUR RAFIK HADDAD The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1234 S. EL CAMINO REAL SAN MATEO, CA 94402-2925 Type of license applied for: 47- On-Sale General Eating Place San Mateo Daily Journal May 17, 24, 31, 2011 BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26”, $75. obo (650)676-0732 GIRL'S BIKE HUFFY Purple 6-speed good cond. $35 - Angela (650)269-3712

303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. COLOR TV - Apex digital, 13”, perfect condition, manual, remote, $70., (650)867-2720 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 FIVE REALISTIC-BRAND shelf speakers, 8 ohms, new, 4 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. x 7 in. $10/each. (650)364-0902 FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767

304 Furniture
DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19 inches $30. (650)873-4030 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 END TABLE marble top with drawer with matching table $70/all. (650)520-0619 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Oak wood, great condition, glass doors, fits large TV, 2 drawers, shelves , $100/obo. (650)261-9681 HOSPITAL BED new $1100 BOB 650-595-1931 HOSPITAL BED FREE need to pick up SOLD! LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 LOVE SEAT - one year old, excellent condition, $85., (650)583-4874 METAL DESK, 7 drawers, 2 shelves, gray, 3x5 ft. $40. (650)364-0902 OFFICE DESK and secretary chairs with rollers, $40. obo, (650)583-4874 PLANT TABLE - 22X16, beautiful design, $20., (650)867-2720 ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100., (650)504-3621 SOFA TABLE - good condition, brown wood, SOLD! SOFA- BROWN, Beautiful, New $250 650-207-0897 TWIN BEDS - good condition, OBO, (650)583-4874 $98.

298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My Head" 82/125 See: http://tinyurl.com/4y38xld 650-204-0587 $75 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 Army shirtl, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS UMBRELLA - Colorful, large-size, can fit two people underneath. $20 (650)867-2720 BAY MEADOWS bag & umbrella $15.each, (650)345-1111 BEETLE FAN London Pauadium Royal Command performance '63 poster $50., (650)525-1410 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858 ELVIS PRESLEY poster book $20., (650)692-3260 GLASSES 6 sets redskins, good condition never used $12./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 PHOTO - 4x8 signed photo of Arnold Cepeda $10., (650)692-3260 PHOTO - 8 x 10 signed photo of Gaylord Perry $10., (650)692-3260

MAGNAVOX PORTABLE 10 inch color TV, excellent working condition, easily portable, only $19, call 650-595-3933 PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25., (650)6378244 TV - Big Screen, $70., (650)367-1350 ok condition,

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203 Public Notices

210 Lost & Found
LOST - 2 silver rings and silver watch, May 7th in Burlingame between Park Rd. & Walgreens, Sentimental value. Call Gen @ (650)344-8790 LOST - DUFFEL bag. Dark red on wheels filled with workout clothes. De Anza Blvd. San Mateo April 14. Generous reward! 650-345-1700 LOST SET OF KEYS Woodside Road Plaza, RWC or possibly Stanford Medical Clinic on Page Mill Rd. Palo Alto. 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.

TV 25 inch color with remote $25. Sony 12 inch COLOR TV FOR $10 EXCELLENT COND. (650)520-0619 TV SET Philips 21 inch with remote $40., (650)692-3260 VINTAGE SEARS 8465 aluminum photo tripod + bag. Sturdy! VG cond. See: http://tinyurl.com/3v9oxrk $25 650-2040587

NOTICE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT May 13, 2011
Dear Members of the Workforce Development Community, We are submitting the draft PY 2011-12 local plan modification to the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board Area’s Strategic Five Year Plan for your review and comment. Each year the local workforce investment boards are required to submit modifications to their current Five Year Plan. Modifications may include: the submission of required elements missing from previous plans, reports on significant changes in local economic conditions, changes in leadership structure, etc. All previous plan modifications have been incorporated into the body of the original strategic Five Year Plan. The full plan is available to view upon request as a MS Word document, email attachment and as hardcopy at our office. Please send your comments referencing the section and page number of the original plan in writing to be received by our office no later than the close of business on June 13, 2011 to: PY 2011-12 Local Plan Modification Comments San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board Attention: Contracts Analyst 260 Harbor Blvd. Belmont, CA 94002 You may email your comments with the subject title “PY 201112 Local Plan Modification comments” to wibinfo@smchsa.org. To request a full copy of the plan, please contact the Contracts Analyst at (650) 802-3342 or via email to wibinfo@smchsa.org. Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, May 16 and 17, 2011.

304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 2 MIRRORED chest of drawers, $50. each, (415)375-1617 4 STURDY metal dining chairs $20/each. (650)756-6778 AEROBED NEW! Twin, matress skitr with matress cloth cover. SOLD! ARMOIRE CABINET - $90., (415)3751617 BLACK LEATHER office chair with 5 rollers $25. (650)871-5078 BLACK TV stand 15 inches H 28 inches w with glass doors FREE with pickup 650-871-5078 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 55 X 54”, $49., SSF, (650)583-8069 CABINET - wood, $70., (650)367-1350

WOODEN KITCHEN China Cabinet: $99 (great condition!), (650)367-1350

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 $25.,(650)867-2720 COUNTRY KITCHEN pot rack with down lights. Retailed at $250. New in box $99 (650) 454-6163 PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated. $90. (650) 867-2720 SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack with turntable $60. (650)592-7483

295 Art
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL Bark Painting 12"X16" signed original made of paper bark, gebung, lichens, $100 650-595-3933

PHOTO - 8x10 signed retirement book of Joe Montana $39 Authenicated, (650)692-3260 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, $25., (650)345-1111 WELLS FARGO solid brass Belt Buckle $40., (650)692-3260

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

CHANDELIER (650)878-9542

NEW

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lights

$30.

CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 GAS STOVE - great condition, clean ready to use. $99., (650)583-4874 GAS STOVE, small, 4 burner oven and broiler. 26.5 D x 20.5 W. SOLD! PORTABLE GE Dishwasher, excellent condition $75 OBO, (650)583-0245 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Perculater Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719 ANTIQUE STOOL - Rust color cushion with lions feet, antique, $50.obo, (650)525-1410 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379 STEAMER TRUNK - beautiful old camelback style, outside wood strips, embossed metal, SOLD!

CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 CHEST OF drawers - $25., (415)3751617 COFFEE TABLE - $60., (650)367-1350 COFFEE TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $50., (650)345-1111 COFFEE TABLE light brown lots of storage good condition $45. (650)867-2720 COMPUTER DESK $70. (650)367-1350 DINING SET glass table with rod iron & 4 blue chairs $100/all 650-520-7921/650-245-3661

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

CUSTOM JEWELRY all kinds, lengths and sizes $50/all. (650)592-2648 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. (650)868-0436 LIZ CLAIBORNE black evening jacket Sz. 12, acetate/polyester, $10. SOLD SHEER PURPLE tunic, Sz XL, w/embroidered design & sequins, $10. SOLD! SILVER SEQUIN shirt-jacket Sz 12-14 very dressy, $15. SOLD!

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307 Jewelry & Clothing
SWEATER SET, barely worn: Macy's black sweater set, Size M, wool w/gold metalic stripes, $15 set. SOLD! TOURQUOISE BLUE party dress, covered w/sequins, sz 14, $15. SOLD

Tuesday • May 17, 2011
310 Misc. For Sale
10 PIECE farberware mellennium stainless steel cookware set. Like new! $75. 808-271-3183 10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each, (650)349-6059 13 PIECE paint and pad set for home use $25., (650)589-2893 2 MATCHING blankets - full/queen size, solid cream color, vellux, hyproallergenic, offers warmth without weight, great condition, $38., (650)347-5104 3 LAMPS. 2 adjustable 1 table (brass) $90 all. (808)271-3183 5 NEEDLEPOINT sets still in package $10/each, (650)592-2648 9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra large, good condition, $10. each obo, (650)349-6059 ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10) Norman Rockwell and others $10 each 650-364-7777 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BATHROOM EXTENSION mirror 6 x 8 inches extends 32 inches $15., (650)364-0902 BATMAN AND James Bond Hard cover and paperback 10 inch x 12 inch $7.50 each 650-364-7777 BBQ SMOKER BBQ Grill, LP Coleman, Alaskan Cookin’ Machine, cost $140 sell $75. 650-344-8549 BBQ SMOKER, with propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 650-3448549 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732

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

310 Misc. For Sale
HAWAIIAN STYLE 3 drawer end table. $60. (808)271-3183 HAWAIIAN STYLE desk $85. 808-2713183 HAWAIIAN STYLE silk plany. 7’ tall, bamboo. $90 (808)271-3183 JANET EVANOVICH BOOKS - 4 hardback @$3. each, 3 paperback @$1. each, (650)341-1861 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 NATURES MADE TripleFlex supplement, 2 bottles, 150 caplets. New unopened bottles. $40. SOLD NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 NEW WOOL afghan, colorful, handmade, 4x6 ft.. $25. (650)364-0902 OIL PAINTING - Beautiful Eurpoean street scene, gorgeous wooden frame, 43” X 31”, artist signed, wire attached to hang, excellent condition, SOLD! PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant) with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648 PERSIAN KLIN CARPET - 66x39, pink and burgandy, good condition, $90., (650)867-2720 QUEEN SIZE bed. Mattress, boxspring, headboard, and frame. Good condition. $250.00 OBO 808-271-3183 SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20/all. (650)207-2712 SHOWER DOORS custom made 48 x 69 $70., (650)692-3260 SLUMBER REST blue heated throw, electric, remote, $15., (650)525-1410

310 Misc. For Sale
VR3 BACK UP CAMERA & VR3 backup sensor $100.00 all, (650) 270-6637 after 6 p.m. only.

316 Clothes

FINO FINO
A Place For Fine Hats Sharon Heights
325 Sharon Heights Drive Menlo Park

311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for both. (650)342-4537 KEYBOARD CASIO 3 ft long $50. (650)583-2767 KIDS GUITAR for 6 years and Up $40, call (650)375-1550 PIANO VINTAGE - Upright, “Davis & Sons”, just tuned, $600., (650)678-9007 SPANISH GUITAR 6 strings good condition $80. Call (650)375-1550. WHITNEY PIANO - Good condition, $1,000.obo, (650)583-4874 YAMAHA STUDIO PIANO - Perfect condition, $1800., (650)570-5315

308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”, 4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70. (650)678-1018 COMEALONG, (650)364-0902 4000 lbs., $20.

BOOK “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC” NATIONAL AIR MUSEUMS $15 (480)249-3858 CANCER SALVES - A Botanical Approach To Treatment, like new, $35. SOLD! CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $30. (650)345-1111 COMFORTERS - 4 Queen, 3 King Comforters, different colors, $10. each, SOLD! COMFORTERS - 4 Queen, 3 King Comforters, different colors, $10. each, SOLD! DAHLIAS BEAUTIFUL hybrodized $4 / each (20 total) 650-871-7200 DANIELLE STEELE newer books - 1 hardback $3., one paperback $1., (650)341-1861 DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2 total, (650)367-8949 DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1 Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather week-ender Satchel, All 3 at $75., (650)871-7211 EXTENSION BATHROOM $15., (650)364-0902 mirror 30”

650-854-8030
JACKET (LARGE) Pants (small) black Velvet good cond. $25/all (650)589-2893 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 JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30% nylon never worn $50 650-592-2648 LADIES SHOES- size 5, $10., (650)756-6778 MAN’S SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 MEN'S SHOES (650)756-6778 Brown.

CRAFTSMAN RECIPROCATING saw new, with case $15 650-494-1687 ENGINE ANALYZER & TIMING LITE Sears Penske USA, for older cars, like new, $60., (650)344-8549 leave msg. LUMBER RACK for long bed & diamond plated toolbox, good condition, $500. each or $800 all, (650)921-8270 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 SOCKET SET - New, 40 Piece3/8" drive reversible ratchet, metric/SAE, extension, case, $19., (650)595-3933 SPEEDAIR AIR COMPRESSOR - 4 gallon stack tank air compressor $100., (650)591-4710 TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

312 Pets & Animals
BIRD CAGE 14x14x8 ecellent condition $25 Daly City, (650)755-9833 DOG CAGE/GORILLA folding large dog cage good condition, 2 door with tray, $75.,(650)355-8949 DOG CARRIER KENNEL BOX - brand name Furrarri Petmate, 31 X 21, $35., SSF, (650)871-7200 MALTESE PUPPIES, small, all shots, healthy. $800 or best offer. Please call (760)977-6262

- New, size 10, $10.,

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

317 Building Materials
22 PIECES of $1.00/each SOLD! 2x4's, 68" long

309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, tape Casio & Sharp, $30. each, (650)3448549 OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111 PRINTER- LEXMARX PhotoJet Z705 $15. (650) 520-4535

FIREPLACE SCREEN - 36"wide, 29"high, antique brass, folding doors, sliding mesh screen, damper controls. Like new. $100., (650)592-2047 GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 HAIR BLOWERS (2) - One Conair, one Andis Hang Up Turbo, $15. both, (650)525-1410

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

2X6 REDWOOD Clear Lumber Pieces, 8 ft. long, for construction SOLD! CORRIGATED DRAINAGE pipe perforated, 4 in. X 100 ft., Good as new $35., Redwood City, (650)367-8146 DOUBLE PANED GLASS WINDOWS various sizes, half moon, like new, $10. and up, (650)756-6778 WATER HEATER - 40 gallon Energy saver electric water heater $50. SOLD!

SONY 13” tv. Not LCD. $40 (808)2713183 SPORTS BOOKS, Full of Facts, All Sports, Beautiful Collection 5 Volumes, $25. 650 871-7211 STRIDE RITE Toddler Sandals, Brown, outsole, Velcro closures, Size 6W. Excellent cond, $20. (650)525-0875 STUART WOODS HARDBACK BOOKS - 4 @$2.50 each, (650)341-1861 TOWELS FULL size bath towels $3 / each (8 total) 650-871-7200 TRIPOD SEARS 8465 aluminum photo tripod plus bag $25 650-204-0587 VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches W still in box $45., (408)249-3858

650-697-2685

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ACROSS 1 Half a ’60s pop quartet 6 Trail mix 10 Messes (with) 14 Precise 15 Roman love god 16 “... pretty maids all in __” 17 Formal rulings 18 It’s usually returned after ordering 19 Irene of “Fame” 20 Built like George on “Seinfeld” 23 Fed. disease research org. 24 Mediocre 25 Golfer’s concern 26 Noun modifier: Abbr. 29 “The Matrix” hero 31 “Absolutely!” 33 Three-term New York governor 37 One-named Irish singer 38 Kwik-E-Mart guy on “The Simpsons” 39 Beef-and-veggies concoction 43 Sport played on 58-Downs 48 Opt not to be a state of the Union 51 “Lil’” rapper 52 Corrida cry 53 Script or text ending 54 Comply 57 One of a matching pair 59 Coors Field player 64 Hurried 65 Adidas rival 66 Country star Travis 68 43,560 square feet 69 Change for a five 70 Mink cousin 71 “Survey __ ...”: game show phrase 72 Tammany Hall cartoonist Thomas 73 Bright signs DOWN 1 T-shirt size: Abbr. 2 Allies’ opposition 3 Speed ratio 4 Heed, as advice 5 Transfixed 6 Lisbon’s Vasco da __ Bridge 7 Portents 8 Sonata’s last movement, perhaps 9 Frederick the Great’s realm 10 Tijuana treat 11 Prophet at Delphi 12 Terrier type, familiarly 13 Went back and forth 21 You, way back when 22 Honky-__ 26 Grow up 27 Home computer site 28 Elation 30 October birthstone 32 Computer insert 34 Bloody at the steakhouse 35 Goon 36 The NBA’s Mehmet Okur, e.g. 40 Decision when the ref stops the fight 41 Snaky fish 42 Ex follower 44 Polecat’s defense 45 It borders Israel to the north 46 Sunshine cracker 47 Pi preceder 48 For example 49 Beethoven’s Third 50 Bloody Mary stalk 55 Twin Cities suburb 56 Joins, as oxen 58 Enjoy the ice 60 Poems sometimes beginning with “To a” 61 Take a break 62 “He’s Just Not That __ You”: 2009 film 63 Garden site 67 12-mo. periods

316 Clothes
49' SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992 AUTHENTIC MEXICAN SOMBRERO, $50., (650)364-0902 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 BLACK MOTORCYCLE JACKET - As new, fully lined storm flap, man's size X L only Sold! BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 PROM TUXEDOS, one white, one black silk brocade, one maroon silk brocade, with vest, cummer bund, tie suspenders. Size 36 - 38. all 3 sets for $85 obo 650344-8549

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) SOLD! GOLF BAG like new with irons, woods and golf balls Sold! SPEEDO OPTIMUS Training Fins size 10-11. Perfect for your training. $25 call jeff 650-208-5758

322 Garage Sales

THE THRIFT SHOP

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:

315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

Womens Clothing SALE 50%off
Thursday & Friday 10:00-2:00 Saturdays 10:00-3:00 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401

(650)344-0921

GARAGE SALES ESTATE SALES
Make money, make room!

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

310 Misc. For Sale

310 Misc. For Sale

335 Rugs

Oriental Rugs
Collection Harry Kourian

650-219-9086
335 Garden Equipment
TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condition, (650)345-1111

By Appointment Only

345 Medical Equipment
By Dan Schoenholz (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

05/17/11

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

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379 Open Houses 440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1350, 2 bedrooms $1650. New carpets, new granite counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650)344-8418 or (650)592-1271 SAN MATEO - Large 1 bedroom, all electric kitchen, 1 block from Central Park and Downtown, $1100. mo., (650)341-7912

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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 ads@smdailyjournal.com

620 Automobiles
XLT FORD Ranger 02 126k miles. One owner NEW 15x8 wheels, radial tires, 5 speed, new clutch. Best offer. $4,800 650- 481-5296

670 Auto Service

672 Auto Stereos

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

MB GARAGE, INC.
Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

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 VOLVO ‘88 780 Bertone blue, 101 k, mi. All records, registred to May 2012. $4500 OBO 650-593-2448

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

MONNEY CAR AUDIO
We Sell, Install and Repair All Brands of Car Stereos
iPod & iPhone Wired to Any Car for Music Quieter Car Ride Sound Proof Your Car 31 Years Experience

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

450 Homes for Rent
SAN MATEO 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, washer & dryer, 1 car garage, $2,025 mo. (650) 349-0792

470 Rooms
DALY CITY -1 bedroom, furnished, $750.00 .mo., (650)773-1409

880 AUTO WORKS
Dealership Quality Affordable Prices Complete Auto Service Foreign & Domestic Autos 880 El Camino Real San Carlos 650-598-9288 www.880autoworks.com CAD '91 Eldorado 149k. red leather new radials , SOLD! CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8” diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 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, completely rebuilt, $1800. 650-481-5296 FORD RANGER '02 Stock wheels and lugs 15-7 complete 5 speed clutch & transmission bellhuseing. SOLD!

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

GARDEN MOTEL 1690 Broadway Redwood City, CA 94063 (650)366-4724

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

AUDI ‘03 A4 1.8 Turbo - 5 speed manual, new clutch, 111K miles, $4500., good condition, SOLD BMW ‘06 325i - low miles, very clean, loaded, leather interior, SOLD! CHRYSLER ‘06 300 Sedan, 28k mi., sun roof, excellent condition. $18k. (650)590-1194 HONDA ‘10 ACCORD LX - 4 door sedan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981 HONDA CIVIC ‘99 EX sedan 4-door, excellent mechanically, very good body, SOLD! MERCEDES ‘05 C230 - 40K miles, 4 cylinder, black, $15,000, (650)455-7461 MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461 MERCEDES BENZ ‘04 E320 - Excellent condition, leather interior, navigation, 77K mi., $15,500 obo, (650)574-1198 MOTORCYCLE NORTON Triumph BFA $100 & up. 650-481-5296/Morris-815-653-7000

380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s weekly Real Estate Section. Look for it every Friday and Weekend to find information on fine homes and properties throughout the local area.

Low Daily & Weekly Rooms Free HBO + Spanish+Sports+Movie Channels, Free Internet Daily $45+tax Nite & up Weekly $250+tax & up

635 Vans
NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008

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

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call 650-771-4407 HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead special construction, 1340 cc’s, Awesome!, $5,950/obo. Rob (415)602-4535. HONDA 1988 GL1500 Motorbike for FREE. If interested contact: jerrywht012@live.com MOTORCYCLE - Full Face Helmet, Z1R, lg., exc. cond., dual internal ventilation, heavy padded, Sold!

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

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

(650)366-9501 (650)279-9811
Room For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos

645 Boats
MOTOR - “Evinrude” for boat, 25 HP, $1500., (415)337-6364 PROSPORT ‘97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.

$49 daily + tax $287 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom Microwave and Refrigerator 950 El Camino Real San Carlos

SUTTON AUTO SALES Cash for Cars
Call 650-595-DEAL (3325) Or Stop By Our Lot 1659 El Camino Real San Carols

(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal

655 Trailers
PROWLER ‘01 Toy carrier, 25 ft., fully self contained, $5k OBO, Trade (650)589-8765 will deliver

HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 TIRE RIMS (4) for '66 Oldsmobile $20.00/each, SOLD! TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

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

Cabinetry

Cleaning

Cleaning

Construction

Construction

Decks & Fences

MORALES
HANDYMAN
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 20 Years Experience

(650)921-3341
Electricians

ALL ELECTRICAL SERVICE

650-322-9288
for all your electrical needs

Concrete

ELECTRIC SERVICE GROUP

E A J ELECTRIC
Residential/Commercial

Decks & Fences

650-302-0728
Lic # 840752

MARSH FENCE & DECK CO.
State License #377047 Licensed • Insured • Bonded Fences - Gates - Decks Stairs - Retaining Walls 10-year guarantee

Gardening
HYBRODIZED DAHLIAYS $4/each (15 total) 650-871-7200 beautiful

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

Construction

JOSE’S COMPLETE GARDENING
and Landscaping Full Service Includes: Also Tree Trimming

ALL AMERICAN PAVING
Free Estimates! Patch/ Seal 20% off
#718148

Free Estimates (650)315-4011
POTTED PLANTS (7) $5/each 650-207-0897

(650)851-1530

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Gardening ORGANIC LAWN CARE
Let us aerate your lawn! Prices starting at $85.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors

Landscaping

Remodeling

KO-AM
HARDWOOD FLOORING
•Hardwood & Laminate Installation & Repair •Refinish •High Quality @ Low Prices Call 24/7 for Free Estimate

Green Giant Gardening

650.283.7271
greengiantbayarea@gmail.com

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

Handy Help

Hauling Hauling

HVAC

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

Moving ARMANDO’S MOVING
Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsula’s Personal Mover Commercial/Residential
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632

CALL DAVE (650)302-0379

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

Call Armando (650) 630-0424

Tile

(650)740-8602
RDS HOME REPAIRS
Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
• General Home Repairs • Improvements • Routine Maintenance

CUBIAS TILE
PENINSULA MOVING SERVICES
Big or Small We Move Them All All residential and commercial properties 7 days a week 24 hours Lics# 42720 650 346 6655

Marble, Stone & porcelain Kitchens, bathrooms, floors, fireplaces, entryways, decks, tile repair, grout repair Free Estimates • Lic.# 955492

Mario Cubias (650)784-3079

(650)573-9734
www.rdshomerepairs.com

JUNK KING CHEAP HAULING!
Light moving! Haul Debris! 650-583-6700 SAME DAY SERVICE
Refuse Removal Free estimates Reasonable rates No job too large or small 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 (5865)

Kitchens Painting

Window Washing

KEANE KITCHENS
1091 Industrial Road Suite 185 - San Carlos
info@keanekitchens.com 10% Off and guaranteed completion for the holidays.

SENIOR HANDYMAN
“Specializing in Any Size Projects”

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

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

(650)201-6854
SMALL JOBS PREFERRED

Call now 650-631-0330
X PRESS KITCHEN & BATH
We Carry a Large Selection of * Cabinetry * Countertops * Flooring * Tile/Deco Free Estimate/Design 755 Old County Rd., San Carlos

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

JON LA MOTTE

PAINTING
Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

(650)533-3737
Lic.#888484 Insured & Bonded

Call Rob (650)995-3064

650-817-5452

(650)368-8861
Lic #514269

Notices
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 www.cslb.ca.gov 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.

MTP
Painting/Waterproofing Drywall Repair/Tape/Texture Power Washing-Decks, Fences No Job Too Big or Small
Lic.# 896174

Call Mike the Painter

(650)271-1320

Attorneys

Beauty

Dental Services
Center for Dental Medicine Bradley L. Parker DDS
750 Kains Avenue, San Bruno 650-588-4255
www.sanbrunocosmeticdentist.com ------------------

Dental Services

Divorce

Food

* BANKRUPTCY *
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KAY’S HEALTH & BEAUTY
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General Dentistry for Adults & Children
DR. ANNA P. LIVIZ, DDS
324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401

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(650)697-6868
AUTO ACCIDENT?
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Free consultation Serving the entire Bay Area Law Offices of Timothy J. Kodani Since 1985

1-800-LAW-WISE
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$65.Exam/Cleaning
(Reg. $189.)

DIVORCE CENTERS OF CALIFORNIA
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$65. Exam/FMX
(Reg. $228.)
New Patients without Insurance

(650) 637-9257
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650.347.2500
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www.divorcecenters.com
We are not a law firm. We can only provide self help services at your specific direction.

GULLIVER’S RESTAURANT
Early Bird Special Prime Rib Complete Dinner Mon-Thu
1699 Old Bayshore Blvd. Burlingame

CALL 650-375-8884 BURLINGAME perfectmebylaser.com

(650)692-6060

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Food

Food

Health & Medical
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Pet Services

GOT BEER? We Do!
Join us for Happy Hour $3. Pints M-F, 4-6 pm

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

BOOMERANG PET EXPRESS
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www.boomerangpetexpress.com

Steelhead Brewing Co. 333 California Dr. Burlingame (650)344-6050
www.steelheadbrewery.com

(650)551-1100 Gorrin Surgical

(650)574-2087
legaldocumentsplus.com
“I am not an attorney. I can only provide self help services at your specific direction”

(650)989-8983
Real Estate Loans

HOUSE OF BAGELS SAN MATEO
OPEN EVERYDAY 6:30AM-3PM Bagels,Santa Cruz Coffee, Sandwiches, Wifi, Kids Corner Easy Parking

THE AMERICAN BULL BAR & GRILL
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(650)347-0761
Dr. Richard Woo, DPM 400 S. El Camino Real San Mateo

REAL ESTATE LOANS
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1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza

680 E. 3rd Ave & Delaware

(650)652-4908

(650)212-1000 (408)642-8980
Blurry Vision? Eye Infections? Cataracts? For all your eyecare needs.

GROW
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(650)548-1100

THE COUNTER
NOW OPEN!
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Hairstylist

Burlingame Farmers Market
Rich Man’s Quality•Poor Man’s Prices

PENINSULA OPHTHALMOLOGY GROUP
1720 El Camino Real #225 Burlingame 94010

SUPERCUTS
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1250 El Camino Real -- Belmont 945 El Camino Real -South San Francisco 15 24th Avenue -- San Mateo 1222 Broadway -- Burlingame

Massage Therapy

650-348-7191
Wachter Investments, Inc. Real Estate Broker #746683 Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System ID #348268 CA Dept. of Real Estate

1236 Broadway Ave., Burl.
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(650) 697-3200

(650)242-1011 SHANGHAI CLUB
Chinese Restraunt & Lounge We Serve Dim Sum

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

EXAMINATIONS & TREATMENT

THE SWINGIN’ DOOR PUB
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1107 Howard Ave. Burlingame

(650)342-9888
shanghaiclunsfo.com SIXTEEN MILE HOUSE
Millbrae’s Finest Dining Restaurant

of Diseases and Disorders of the Eye Dr. Andrew C Soss O.D., F.A.A.O. 1159 Broadway Burlingame (650)579-7774 GREEN ISLAND HEALTH CENTER

Home Care
LEMUS CONSTRUCTION
650-271-3955 DECKS, FENCES, DRY-ROT REPAIRS KITCHEN & BATHROOM REMODELING INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING lemusconstructionservices.com LIC #913461

Real Estate Services INTERO REAL ESTATE
Representing buyers and sellers! Call or Email Larry, RE Professional

(650)556-9888

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

(650)773-3050
Lapanozzo@gmail.com
Lic #01407651

Fitness

Come Sing Karaoke Sat. Night 9 pm-12 am
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DOJO USA
World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

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

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

(650)871-8083
Seniors
SUNFLOWER MASSAGE
Grand Opening! $10. Off 1-Hour Session!

448 Broadway (650)697-6118

www.dojousa.net
731 Kains Ave, San Bruno

SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE

(650)589-9148

REVIV
MEDICAL SPA
www.revivmedspa.com 31 S. El Camino Real Millbrae

1482 Laurel St. San Carlos
(Behind Trader Joe’s) Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm

A FREE Senior Housing Referral Service
Assisted Living. Memory. Residential Homes. Dedicated to helping seniors and families find the right supportive Home.

BRUNCH

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

(650)508-8758 Needlework Insurance

Furniture

(650)787-8292

(650)570-5700

Bedroom Express
Where Dreams Begin
2833 El Camino Real San Mateo - (650)458-8881 184 El Camino Real So. S. Francisco -(650)583-2221 www.bedroomexpress.com

(650)697-3339

BAY VIEW VILLA
Assisted Living & Dementia Care
Hospice. 24-Hour care, incredible facility located in San Carlos Hills. See our monthly specials!

CITY NEEDLEWORK

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

61 East 4th Avenue Downtown San Mateo
www.cityneedlework.com

777 Bayview Drive, San Carlos (650)596-3489

(650)348-2151

Graphics

Graphics

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LUV2 STITCH.COM
Needlepoint! Fiesta Shopping Center
747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo

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

GOUGH INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
www.goughinsurance.com

(650)571-9999

(650)342-7744
CA insurance lic. 0561021

(650)692-0600
Jewelers
Lic.#4105088251/ 415600633

MAYERS JEWELERS
We Buy Gold! Bring your old gold in and redesign to something new or cash it in!
Watch Battery Replacement $9.00 Most Watches. Must present ad.

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(650)364-4030

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the May budget revision put out by the Governor’s Office. The state did realize more than $2.5 billion in tax revenue than it expected, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, but will not be nearly enough to close the deficit. Brown proposed a spending plan of $88.8 billion, a nearly 5 percent increase over the budget introduced in January. The increase was fueled by rising sales, personal income and corporate tax receipts — the three main sources of the state’s general fund. He and Democratic lawmakers want to renew increases to the personal income, sales and vehicle taxes approved two years ago but scheduled to expire June 30. Brown had wanted the increases extended for five years. He said yesterday, however, he still wants to renew the increases to the sales and vehicle taxes this year but not the increase to the personal income tax. Instead, that increase would be reinstated for the 2012 through 2015 tax years. The governor expects an overall increase of $6.6 billion in tax receipts through the rest of this fiscal year and into the coming one. Noting the increased tax revenue, Brown proposed to slightly modify his call for a renewal of expiring tax increases. But he defended his decision to push ahead with the tax plan, saying the state faces deficits into the future. “California’s finances were plunged into turmoil by the Great Recession and a decade of short-term fixes and fiscal gimmicks,” he said during a Capitol news conference. “This is not the time to delay or evade. This is the time to put our finances in order.” Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said Brown has pushed a lot already to reform the way the state operates. The governor has already eliminated 43 boards, commissions, task forces, offices and departments including the California Medical Assistance Commission, the Postsecondary Education Commission and the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board to trim from the state’s deficit. “His proposal to continue belt-tightening in discretionary areas such as getting rid of unnecessary boards and commissions is the right place to be cutting spending,” Hill wrote in a prepared statement yesterday. But Republicans said the extra $6.6 billion in revenue should eliminate the need to extend the taxes. “With $6.6 billion in new revenues, Republicans are right — we don’t need, and it is ridiculous to ask voters for five years of new taxes,” Dutton and Huff wrote in the prepared statement. “Rather than curbing government spending, the governor’s revised budget still sets the state on a course of excessive spending growth in the future — spending that relies on tax increases.” Brown’s May revision preserves the balance between reductions in spending and revenue enhancement, Gordon said. “However, this budget still hinges on the revenue extensions, which must be approved by state lawmakers,” Gordon said in the statement. Even though Democrats have majorities in the Assembly and Senate, two Republican votes are needed in each house to reach the two-thirds threshold to approve tax increases or place a measure on the ballot. Brown does not want lawmakers to authorize the tax extensions directly. Instead, he wants them to place the question before voters in a special election, perhaps this fall. The constitutional deadline to pass a budget is June 15. Last year, then governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature missed the deadline by more than 100 days. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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protect. However, as hard as these choices were, they had to be made. Not confronting the deficit would only lead to much greater harm to the state,” Gordon wrote in a prepared statement yesterday. Gordon has previously said an “allcuts” budget would be too devastating for the state. Republican officials, however, continue to oppose extending the taxes although they praised the governor for making education and law enforcement funding a top priority. “We also applaud the governor for embracing Republican proposals of paying down state debt and providing some job-creation incentives,” according to a joint statement by the state Senate’s top Republican Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and Senate Budget Vice Chair Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar. “But the May revise goes too far on taxes and not far enough on reforms.” Without Republican support, voters will likely be asked to approve extending the taxes through a ballot measure. Without two-thirds support, which has so far failed, the extensions would have to be placed on the ballot through a signaturegathering initiative process. “There is more than one path to success,” state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, said yesterday regarding the tax extensions. An all-cuts budget, however, should not even be up for discussion, Simitian said. Brown’s current budget calls for the elimination of 5,500 state jobs and requires almost all state employees to pay at least 3 percent of their salary for retirement costs to bring down the deficit. To protect education and public safety funding, the taxes would have to be extended, according to the summary of

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by July 1,Brown wants the Legislature to approve temporarily tax increases until a special election can be held,possibly in the fall.The proposed tax solutions are: • Maintaining an increase from 0.65 percent to 1.15 percent in the vehicle license fee and a 1 percent increase in the state sales tax for another five years. If approved,some of the revenue from the sales tax and vehicle license fees would go to local governments. • Suspending a temporary increase of 0.25 in the state income tax rate for 2011,but resume the increase for four years starting in 2012. • Ending a corporate tax break and streamlining the current tax structure by requiring all corporations to pay taxes solely on their share of sales in California, generating $942 million.

of which took a $500 million cut already. But Brown’s administration warns that without the tax extensions,each system would face an addition $500 million cut.

HEALTH,HUMAN SERVICES
The state’s health care programs for the poor were hit by the budget cuts adopted earlier this year by the Legislature and signed into law by Brown.They include: • Requiring beneficiaries of Medi-Cal,the state’s health care program for the poor, to pay $5 per visit for medical,clinic and dental visits,implementing a $50 co-pay for emergency room visits,$3 or $5 for prescription drugs and up to $200 per hospitalization.The changes are expected to reduce costs by $668 million in the coming fiscal year. • Cutting Medi-Cal payments to doctors, pharmacies,hospitals and nursing facilities by 10 percent for a savings of $423 million — Extending a fee on hospitals through the end of June,which netted $210 million.The administration wants to extend the fee for another year,bringing in another $320 million in the 2011-12 fiscal year. • Eliminating adult day health care,saving nearly $170 million a year. • Capping the number of Medi-Cal doctor visits without prior approval at seven per year,saving $41 million. • With the elimination of Healthy Families,which served poor children, Medi-Cal is expected to grow to more than 8 million recipients in the next fiscal year,from 7.5 million.Medi-Cal costs will go up,but the state will save a net $31 million. • Medi-Cal costs will rise by $188.5 million through June 2012 because of increasing costs for managed care.

EDUCATION
• K-12 funding will rise by about $3 billion under the voter-approved Proposition 98,bringing total school spending to $66 billion,or $38.7 billion from the general fund.That represents about 43 percent of all general fund spending.It would be the highest education guarantee since the 2007-08 fiscal year. • If the taxes are not extended,the Brown administration says it will be necessary to cut $5 billion from schools and community colleges,which the governor called a “major downsizing of the state’s education system.”The administration said that would equate to eliminating 4 weeks of school and cutting 52,000 college classes,or alternately, laying off 51,000 teachers (one-sixth of California’s public school teachers) and boosting community college fees to $125 per unit from the current $36. • Eliminates funding for the planned school data collection systems that are meant to better keep track of student academic performance,graduation rates and teacher data that would have enabled the state to track student performance by teacher.Total savings is $3.5 million. • Restores about $350 million the state owes to California community colleges that it had planned to delay paying,as well as $133 million in increased property tax revenue. • There are no changes to funding proposals for University of California and California State University systems,each

STATE EMPLOYEES
• Brown’s budget would cut the state work force by about 5,500,including about 3,600 prison guards and other correctional workers whose jobs would be eliminated as the state transfers responsibility for low-level offenders to counties. Positions also would be cut by closing 70 state parks and in other state departments as state funding is reduced. • Brown proposes eliminating or merging 43 boards and commissions,for a total savings of $82.7 million.They include nine advisory and review panels at the state Department of Fish and Game, the Rural Health Policy Council,the California Postsecondary Education Commission,the Office of Gang and Youth Violence Prevention,the Commission on the Status of Women and the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center.

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