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By Michelle Durand
Most of San Mateo County’s
labor losses are due mainly to busi-
nesses dying rather than companies
moving away but of those pulling
up roots, the manufacturing sector
remains the largest, according to a
new study of local labor.
The analysis, commissioned by
the San Mateo County Economic
Development Association, showed
that officials need to nurture exist-
ing business as
well as find
ways to lure
new ones, said
CEO and
P r e s i d e n t
Rosanne Foust.
“We need to
figure out why
are the compa-
nies dying and what aren’t we doing
to make sure they succeed,” Foust
said. “I think frankly [the study]
reminds us we have to pay attention
to what we already have to make
sure they want to stay and grow and
that they thrive.”
The report, whose executive sum-
mary was released yesterday at
SAMCEDA’s annual meeting, is a
step in that direction, she said.
Unlike other economic studies,
the labor demand analysis focused
purely on San Mateo County.
The full report will be made pub-
lic in July.
The last decade in particular —
the “Lost Decade,” Foust said —
ended not much better than it began
in terms of jobs.
The county’s overall employment
has seen wide swings, particularly
since 2000 when its falls and rises
ended 2009 only roughly 5 percent
above the 1995 level.
The study found that San Mateo
County had slightly more jobs
destroyed than created between
2005 and 2009. The move of busi-
ness into or out of the county was
actually the smallest contributor to
job changes although more are lost
than gained. The biggest job trading
partner is Santa Clara County, with
more than 20,000 coming to San
Mateo County and more than
17,000 moving there. Rounding out
the top five trading counties are San
Francisco, Alameda, Los Angeles
and Contra Costa.
Much of this so-called job churn
is due to manufacturing, informa-
tion and professional, scientific and
Report: More businesses dying than departing
San Mateo County sees some loss in manufacturingsector, business association finds
Rosanne Foust
By Adam Weintraub
SACRAMENTO — California
lawmakers voted Wednesday to
open the door to state-funded finan-
cial aid for immigrant college stu-
dents who entered the United States
The state Assembly approved AB
131, part of the California Dream
Act, on a 46-25 party line vote. It
now goes to the Senate.
Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, a Los
Angeles Democrat, had introduced
similar legislation each year since
2005 only to see it vetoed by
Republican Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger. Gov. Jerry Brown,
a Democrat, made a campaign
pledge last year to sign it.
“I ask you to do what is justified
and fair,” Cedillo said during a short
floor debate. “This is in the best
interests of the state of California”
and brings the state’s law in line
with those of the federal govern-
ment, he said.
Although Cedillo’s two-bill pack-
age has a similar name, it differs
from the federal Dream Act, which
would include a path to citizenship
for immigrants in the country ille-
gally if they attend school or serve
Assembly OKs
student grants
for immigrants
Bill would allow state aid for those
in U.S. illegally, Senate vote up next
By Heather Murtagh
Veronica Shum has always been
open to try something new.
The 18-year-old from South San
Francisco is the youngest of three
girls. While a few activities had
Shum following the path already
taken by her sisters, she ultimately
found success by indulging her
Shum’s interest in leadership
developed early. At Monte Verde
Elementary School in San Bruno,
Shum joined student government.
At Westborough Middle School, she
South City grad always
open to something new
See AID, Page 19
See GRAD, Page 20
See REPORT, Page 20
“People should be allowed to have fun and that is what this is.We’ve
had to do what we’ve had to do to keep this place from failing.”
— Chris Gounalakis, Arata’s Pumpkin Farm
Chris Gounalakis, with metal gorilla, is hoping to keep his popular hay maze south of Half Moon Bay open after
neighboring farmers complained about the carnival-like atmosphere.
Hay maze looks to get legal
Is coastside pumpkin patch a farm or massive carnival?
By Bill Silverfarb
A massive hay maze south of Half
Moon Bay has attracted thousands
of visitors a year, especially in
October’s prime pumpkin season,
but it has been doing so without the
permission of the county.
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm turns into
a carnival atmosphere come July,
when owner Chris Gounalakis and
his staff finish completing what it
calls the Minotaur’s Labrynth Hay
Maze plus a host of other attrac-
Cars line up all along Highway 1
and Verde Road when the hay maze
opens, drawing thousands of
tourists to the coastal farm for more
than 10 years now. But neighboring
farmers are not always happy with
the disruption Arata brings to the
area, prompting county planning
department staff to respond to com-
plaints. Gounalakis owns and oper-
ates the farm but not the land. A dis-
pute between the family that owns it
has also put the hay maze’s future at
The Arata family is split between
whether the land should be used
strictly for agricultural purposes or
whether it should continue to oper-
ate as a roadside tourist attraction,
complete with a giant King Kong
statue that greets visitors to the
Gounalakis remains stuck in the
family dispute but, in the meantime,
See FARM, Page 20
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Rapper B-Real
(Cypress Hill) is 41.
This Day in History
Inside Snapshot
Thought for the Day
Strange but True
President Grover Cleveland, 49, mar-
ried Frances Folsom, who at 21 became
America’s youngest first lady, in the
Blue Room of the White House. (To
date, Cleveland is the only president to
marry in the executive mansion.)
In 1851, Maine became the first state to enact a total ban on the
manufacture and sale of liquor.
In 1855, rioting broke out in Portland, Maine, over rumors a
stash of liquor (which would have been legal for “medicinal and
mechanical purposes” under the Maine Law) was being kept
inside City Hall; one man was killed when militiamen opened
In 1897, Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the New York Journal
as saying from London that “the report of my death was an exag-
In 1941, baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, died in New
York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he
was 37. The chief justice of the United States, Charles Evans
Hughes, announced his retirement effective July 1, 1941.
In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in
Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King
George VI.
In 1961, during a state visit to France, President John F.
Kennedy, noting the warm reception his wife had received, jocu-
larly described himself as “the man who accompanied Jacqueline
Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.” Playwright and director
George S. Kaufman, 71, died in New York.
“Vox populi, vox humbug.” (The voice of the people is the
voice of humbug.) — Gen. William T. Sherman,
Union military leader (1820-1891), in a
letter to his wife written on this date in 1863.
Comedian Dana
Carvey is 56.
Actress Nikki Cox
is 33.
Mallard duck nesting in
Maine Home Depot garden
BANGOR, Maine — A mallard duck is
sitting on seven eggs in a nest in the lawn
and garden section of a Home Depot store
in Bangor, Maine.
The duck is surrounded by hostas, impa-
tiens and potting mix. The nest is protect-
ed by yellow tape, a sign that tells cus-
tomers “Please do not disturb the duck.”
Home Depot’s Brenda Hatch, who works
in the lawn and garden section, she feeds
and waters the duck every day.
The duck showed up last year too, and
employees put her in a box and relocated
her and her eggs. But she returned about
three weeks ago.
The Bangor Daily News says the duck
flies off every day, but returns within an
Experts say the eggs should be about
ready to hatch.
‘Balloon boy’ parents
say they’ll sell balloon
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The for-
mer Colorado couple that told authori-
ties their son floated away in a helium
balloon have made a video saying they’ll
auction off the inflatable to raise money
for Japanese earthquake and tsunami
relief. posted the video in which
Richard and Mayumi Heene (HEE’-nee)
say they’ll work with California lawyer
Perry Rausher on the auction. Rausher
confirmed to the Coloradoan he is work-
ing with the Heenes.
The Heenes’ son wasn’t inside the bal-
loon when it floated away in 2009.
Mayumi Heene served 20 days in jail for
filing a false report. Richard Heene
served 30 days in jail for a felony count
of attempting to influence a public ser-
Terms of their probation say they can’t
profit from their story until 2013.
8th graders’ field trip
includes Hooters lunch
BERWICK, Pa. — For one group of
central Pennsylvania eighth-graders, a
recent field trip to Baltimore included
lunch at Hooters — a restaurant better
known for its busty waitresses than its
The Berwick Middle School students
were visiting the National Aquarium last
week. Chaperones took them to various
restaurants for lunch because the group
of 100 was too large for a single place.
The Bloomsburg Press Enterprise
reports Tuesday that one group of 15 to
20 students ended up at Hooters.
Superintendent Wayne Brookhart says
that while he wishes the group’s coed
chaperones had chosen another restau-
rant, he has not received any complaints
from parents.
Hooters spokesman Mike McNeil
says the restaurant chain often hosts
groups, including sports teams and
church organizations with teens and
younger children.
Helicopter flight for governor
costs $2,500 an hour
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey State
Police officials say it costs $2,500 an
hour to fly in their helicopter, but that
ferrying Gov. Chris Christie to his son’s
high school baseball game didn’t cost
taxpayers anything extra.
In a statement, State Police
Superintendent Rick Fuentes says
Christie has been aboard state police
helicopters 35 times since taking office.
Fuentes didn’t say which, if any, of the
trips were personal or political in nature
and whether the governor has ever reim-
bursed the state for taking the trips.
After the game, Christie had a dinner
at the governor’s mansion in Princeton
with a delegation of campaign donors
from Iowa who tried to convince him to
run for president.
A Christie spokesman says the heli-
copter is used occasionally “as the
schedule demands” but says the gover-
nor has been judicious in its use.
Jailed mobster, already serving
life, avoids death sentence
NEW YORK — A combative, fashion-
conscious mobster already serving a life
prison term dodged a death sentence on
Wednesday for ordering a gangland hit
while taking control of a once-fearsome
crime family.
An anonymous jury deliberated less than
two hours in federal court in Brooklyn
before reaching the decision in the penalty
phase at the trial of Vincent “Vinny
Gorgeous” Basciano. The jury, which gave
him a life sentence, had found the former
acting boss of the Bonanno crime family
guilty last month of murder, racketeering,
conspiracy and other charges.
Gabriel Blacklock, left, of Middleton, and Kali Palmer of Mount
Vernon, N.Y., wait out the remainder of spellers during round three of the
2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Home gym
It doesn’t take
much to turn a
room in your
house into your
own workout
See page 16
Twister tears
up Northeast
Four killed when
a tornado tore
See page 8
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance
of showers. Highs in the mid 50s to upper
60s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday night, partly cloudy in the
evening then becoming mostly cloudy.
Lows around 50. West winds 10 to 20 mph,
becoming 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the
afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to upper 60s. West winds 5 to
10 mph.
Saturday: Showers likely. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
Quote of the Day
The Daily Derby race winners areWinning Spirit,
No.09,in first place; Gold Rush,No.01,in second
place; and Eureka, No.07, in third place.The race
time was clocked at 1:40.35.
Actor Milo O’Shea is 86. Actress-singer Sally Kellerman is
74. Actor Ron Ely is 73. Actor Stacy Keach is 70. Rock musi-
cian Charlie Watts is 70. Singer William Guest (Gladys Knight
& The Pips) is 70. Actor Charles Haid is 68. Composer Marvin
Hamlisch is 67. Movie director Lasse (LAH’-suh) Hallstrom is
65. Actor Jerry Mathers is 63. Actress Joanna Gleason is 61.
Actor Dennis Haysbert is 57. Actor Gary Grimes is 56. Pop
musician Michael Steele is 56. Rock singer Tony Hadley
(Spandau Ballet) is 51. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 43. Actress
Paula Cale is 41. Actor Anthony Montgomery is 40.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: What the catcher had after the game —
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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“In the game, he imposed his will, and he
has done it for quite a long time. It’s been a
great run, and we’re going to miss him
greatly. We hope we can find ways to keep
him involved in the game.”
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Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Suspicious person. A family reported a man
staring at them for the second time on the first
block of Fourth Avenue before 12:37 p.m.
Saturday, May 28.
Hit and run. A neighbor witnessed another
neighbor hitting a vehicle on the 100 block of
36th Avenue Saturday, May 28.
Disturbing the peace. Six reportedly drunk
people were fighting on the 100 block of North
Idaho Street Saturday, May 28.
Hit and run. A person heard a crash on the
corner of Westmorland and Costa Rica
avenues before 1:45 a.m. Saturday, May 28.
Attempted residential burglary. An attempted
burglary occurred on the 800 block of Laurel
Avenue before 5:50 a.m. Sunday, May 22.
Recovered stolen vehicle. A man was arrested
and booked into jail stealing a vehicle that was
recovered on the 1100 block of Marsh Road
before 4:09 a.m. Sunday, May 22.
Petty theft. A petty theft occurred on the 300
block of Sharon Park Drive before 9:10 p.m.
Saturday, May 21.
Suspicious circumstances. Two bicycles were
stolen from Oakwood Place before 4:13 p.m.
Saturday, May 21.
Gun shots heard. Gun shots were heard on
Devonshire Avenue, Westmoreland Avenue and
Positano Circle before 8:40 p.m. Sunday, May 22.
Police reports
If at first you don’t succeed …
A person attempted multiple times over
several days to pry open a shed on the 600
block of Second Avenue in San Bruno
before 7:51 p.m. Saturday, May 21.
By Heather Murtagh
Burlingame dog owners can play in
Washington Park with their four-legged friend
off leash during specific morning hours and
community surveys seem supportive of allowing
additional time in the evening.
In 2008, the council voted to allowed off-leash
dogs on the upper field of Cuernavaca Park and
the eastern most lawn in Washington Park before
7:45 a.m. Mayor Cathy Baylock and
Councilwoman Ann Keighran opposed the deci-
sion. In September, the council discussed
extending the hours to include after 6 p.m. but
asked the Parks and Recreation Commission to
gather more public opinion. A recent survey
showed a positive response for the additional
hours. Results will be shared during a communi-
ty meeting Saturday morning.
Since then, the commission distributed about
1,200 surveys. Surveys were hand delivered by
commissioners who walked the area from
Carolan Avenue to Rollins Road and Peninsula
Avenue to Oak Grove Avenue, said
Commissioner Laura Hesselgren. People were
also able to pick up surveys at the Recreation
Of the surveys handed out, 141 were returned.
Results showed 62 percent wanted extended
hours, from about 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 33 percent
did not and 5 percent had no opinion, she said.
Most of those in favor of the extended hours
were not dog owners.
Hesselgren was surprised by how positive the
results were.
Another issue came out of the survey. Fifty
percent of dog owners have never used the city’s
dog parks for a variety of reasons. Clearly there
are issues, Hesselgren said, adding the commis-
sion will have to address that regardless of the
off-leash hours.
A number of dog owners petitioned to have
afternoon and evening hours, sparking the origi-
nal conversation. In August, the Parks and
Recreation Commission unanimously approved
a recommendation extending the off-leash hours
to include 6 p.m. to parks in the same areas.
After this weekend’s community meeting, the
commission will take up the conversation again
at its Thursday, June 16 meeting. Any recom-
mendation will then be forwarded to the City
Council for consideration.
The community meeting will be held 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 4 at the Burlingame Recreation
Center, 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: or by phone: (650)
344-5200 ext. 105.
City may allow more fun for dogs
A 23-year-old man who allegedly harassed
his ex-girlfriend and a 16-year-old girl whose
boyfriend he thought stole his gold teeth was
sentenced to a year in jail after pleading no
contest to making criminal threats.
Andrew Alfredo Martinez, of Redwood
City, was out of custody on $20,000 bail for a
pending methamphetamine possession case
when prosecutors say he harassed his former
girlfriend all night after she ended their rela-
tionship earlier that day.
Martinez reportedly called
and text messaged her
through Feb. 6 although
she asked him to stop and
even contacted the
Sheriff’s Office which
passed on the same mes-
On March 14, he report-
edly called a teen girl who
lived in the same
Redwood City mobile home park as he did
and demanded she meet. Martinez believed
the girl’s boyfriend stole his gold teeth grill,
said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
When she declined, Martinez sent several
threatening text messages, saying he would
shoot a gun through her trailer. The girl and
her mother called police and Wagstaffe said
they remain in “intense fear” of Martinez.
Martinez, who was previously sent to prison
twice, admitted committing a serious felony
as part of his negotiated plea. He immediately
received a year in jail with credit for 117 days
followed by three years supervised probation.
Jail for man who harassed ex, neighbor
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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William ‘Bill’ Ellison
William “Bill” Ellison died peacefully May
31, 2011 at home with his family at his side.
He was born on March 5, 1919 in San
Francisco to William and Irene Ellison. Bill was
a graduate of Mission High School, class of
1937. He attended San Francisco City College
for one year. He went to work for the Southern
Pacific Railroad in 1939 in the accounting
department. In August of 1941, he enlisted in the
U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged on
Jan. 15, 1946. He returned to the railroad where
he rose through the ranks and retired as a trans-
portation assistant in the office of vice president
and general manager in 1979 after a 40-year
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, his
sister Marion Scattini and daughter Linda. He is
survived by Orline, his beloved wife of 63 years,
son Gary, grandson Bryan and many nieces and
Friends may visit after 6 p.m. Thursday, June
2 and are invited to attend the 1 p.m. funeral,
Friday, June 3 at the Chapel of the Highlands,
194 Millwood Drive at El Camino Real in
Millbrae. Interment will follow at Skylawn
Memorial Park, San Mateo.
The family suggests making a donation in
Bill’s memory to your favorite charity of choice.
San Mateo County’s sales tax jumped 1.6 per-
cent in the first quarter of last year, more than a
statewide increase but not matching some of the
jumps in the Bay Area.
Most of the counties in the First Equalization
District showed increases over the prior year,
according to figures released yesterday by repre-
sentative Betty T. Yee of the California State Board
of Equalization.
The California-wide hike ended a 10-quarter
slide in the first quarter of 2010 with $108.6 billion
in sales. The amount is 1.3 percent or $1.4 greater
than the first quarter of 2009.
“The beginning of positive growth in retail sales
is indeed a welcome indicator of our state’s con-
tinued economic recovery,”Yee said in a prepared
Bay Area counties had the strongest growth
with a 2.6 percent increase, twice the state aver-
age, but individual counties showed wide varia-
San Mateo’s 1.6 percent increase fell in the mid-
dle of the increase range which stretched from .5
percent in Sonoma County to 20.4 percent in
Humboldt County. Four counties in the First
Equalization District saw drops, including Solano
County which saw a 4.6 percent decrease.
Gas station sales saw a 30 percent increase, the
largest of any major industry category, followed
by clothing and accessories and general merchan-
dise. Motor vehicles and parts were essentially flat
although used car dealers did rise 10.4 percent.
Building materials dealers and gardeners saw a .1
percent drop, furniture and home furnishing stores
fell .5 percent and electronics and appliance stores
had a 5.5 percent decline.
All taxable sales data for California is available
State, county taxable sales up
County kids raise over $14K for Japan
Students from the San Mateo-Foster City
School District have raised more than $14,500
for Japan over the past two months, district offi-
cials said.
Students from the district’s 20 middle and ele-
mentary schools began fundraising in response to
the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis that hit
Japan in March.
The students held a number of fundraising
events including bake sales, donation drives, used
book sales, recycling events, coin drives, blog-
ging for money, and giving up allowances, dis-
trict officials said.
The money raised by the school district was
given to several entities.
Local Brief
HAYWARD — Authorities have issued
search warrants and interviewed 15 to 20 rela-
tives and acquaintances as they search for a
Northern California nursing student who went
missing five days ago during a break from a clin-
ical rotation, police said Wednesday.
Some of those questioned in the disappear-
ance of 26-year-old Michelle Le were consid-
ered persons of interest, but no arrests have been
made, Hayward police Lt. Roger Keener said.
One person was brought to the police station
for questioning and later released. Keener did
not identify the person.
“Our overarching goal here is to find Michelle
and to find out why she’s missing,” Keener said,
noting that former boyfriends were among those
Le was last seen Friday evening heading to a
parking garage at Kaiser Hospital in Hayward.
Her locked Honda SUV was later found a few
blocks away.
Investigators were examining footage from
the parking structure’s security cameras. Police
believe Le had her cell phone with her when
she disappeared, but calls to the number have
gone unanswered.
Michelle Le’s father trav-
eled from Vietnam to assist
in the search. The family
has offered a $20,000
reward for information
leading to her safe return.
Keener played down a
possible connection to
another case that remains
unsolved in a city about 55
miles from the spot where Le disappeared.
Authorities in Fairfield are investigating the
April 25, 2010, disappearance of nursing school
graduate Bichphuong “Phuong” Le, who was 24
at the time and no relation to Michelle Le.
Phuong Le’s body was found in rural Napa
County 12 days after she disappeared outside a
Fairfield bookstore. Her unlocked car was left in
the parking lot.
Despite the similarities between the two cases
— including the same last name and the nursing
connection — Keener said the information avail-
able does not point to a direct connection.
“While we can’t eliminate it 100 percent, we
are probably not going to focus on that direc-
tion,” he said.
Several questioned in
missing student case
Michelle Le
Stow beating suspect may
also be wanted in Nevada
LOS ANGELES — The man accused in the
vicious attack on a San Francisco Giants fan at
Dodger Stadium may be a suspect in a Nevada
shooting, a law enforcement official said
The official, who has close knowledge of
the probe into the March 31 beating of Bryan
Stow, told the Associated Press that
Henderson police are looking at Giovanni
Ramirez as a possible suspect in a January
attempted murder outside Las Vegas. The offi-
cial requested anonymity because the beating
investigation is ongoing.
Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul
said, however, there were no open warrants or
charges filed against Ramirez in the city about
15 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
Ramirez, 31, has not been charged in the
Stow case and remains in custody on an
alleged violation of his parole terms.
Bay Area Brief
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Judy Lin
SACRAMENTO — Former California state
treasurer Matt Fong, a Republican who lost a
challenge to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer,
died Wednesday after a four-year battle with
His wife, Paula Fong, told The Associated
Press that her husband died at their home in
Pasadena with family and their son by his side.
Matt Fong was the son of
March Fong Eu, who
served 20 years as secretary
of state and was the first
Asian elected to statewide
office in California. He was
“He was alert up until this
morning. He was asking
what we’re going to do
today,” Paula Fong said.
“He was a great and wonderful person, a won-
derful husband.” She said he had squamous cell
carcinoma of the tongue.
Matt Fong, an attorney and a Lieutenant
Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, was elected
state treasurer in 1994 and served one term. In
1998, he unsuccessfully challenged Boxer for
her Senate seat. Boxer issued a statement com-
mending Fong for a distinguished career of pub-
lic service.
“In our Senate race years ago, Matt was a
strong competitor and we debated passionately,
but we always had respect for one another,”
Boxer said.
During that campaign, Boxer’s attack ads cast
Fong as holding positions on abortion, gun con-
trol and the environment that were out of step
with the majority of Californians. She started
calling him “part of the extreme.”
In contrast, Fong presented himself as a social
moderate. He believed, for example, that abor-
tion should be legal during the first trimester.
He ran at a time when the party still favored
centrist Republicans.
Fong, who was drawn by the party’s strong
support of the military and small business, was
able to edge out the more conservative candidate
in the GOP primary. He ran against Darrell Issa,
a wealthy car-alarm manufacturer who is now a
member of Congress and chairman of the House
Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
During the 1998 race, the San Francisco
Examiner reported that Fong had donated
$50,000 to a conservative religious group for a
poll that would support a campaign against
same-sex marriages in California. He then
signed a one-page letter pledging to maintain
AIDS funding and to support laws against hate
crimes and job discrimination as a way to
appease the Log Cabin Club, a gay Republican
Fong also has Democratic ties through his
mother. Eu was the first Chinese-American
elected to the state Legislature and just the sec-
ond woman elected to statewide office in
California. She served as secretary of state for
nearly 20 years before resigning in 1994 to
become U.S. ambassador to Micronesia.
She sought the Democratic nomination for the
job a second time, in 2002, but lost to Kevin
Gov. Jerry Brown, who served with Eu during
his previous stint in the governor’s office,
expressed his condolences to the family.
“On behalf of all Californians, I wish to
express gratitude for the service that Mr. Fong
provided to our great state during his term as
treasurer,” Brown said in a statement.
Former Gov. Pete Wilson, a political mentor
to Fong, remembered him for his intellect and
heart. Wilson helped launch Fong’s political
career when he appointed him to the state Board
of Equalization in 1991.
“He was a thoroughly decent, good man and
one of the more talented public servants that I
have been privileged to work with,” Wilson said
in a statement.
As state treasurer, he encouraged smaller
firms to compete for lucrative underwriting and
advisory work on state financing deals, started a
program to teach money management skills to
elementary students and helped prevent the
Orange County bankruptcy from impacting
other counties, according to Ron Rogers, who
was Fong’s campaign manager.
Current state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, a
Democrat, said Fong “never forgot he was man-
aging taxpayers’ money and never failed to put
their interests first.”
Fong also earned an award from the Simon
Wiesenthal Center for persuading Swiss banks
to provide restitution to Holocaust victims
whose assets were being held by the banks.
Matt Fong, former
state treasurer, dies
Matt Fong
By Adam Weintraub
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers
voted Wednesday to limit the use of tanning
booths by teens, warning that the bronzed
glow they create comes from radiation and
raises the risk of skin cancer.
The state Senate voted 24-9 to ban indoor
tanning by anyone under age 18, even if they
have permission from an adult. The bill next
goes to the Assembly.
California already bans the use of tanning
booths by those under 14, but older teens
could use them with permission from a parent
or guardian.
The author of SB 746, Sen. Ted Lieu, a
Torrance Democrat, said raising the age will
help protect young teens from exposure to
ultraviolet radiation and increased risk of
melanoma or other potentially deadly cancers.
“The younger kids are when they start using
these tanning beds, the greater the damage to
their skin, and the more likely they are to die
of skin cancer,” Lieu said after the vote.
Opponents said they wanted more scientific
proof that the tanning lamps cause cancer. “I
think the intent makes a lot of sense,” said
Sen. Mark Wyland, R-Solana Beach.
But Wyland said he wanted more specifics,
including details of a recent study that he said
suggested that frequency of exposure to ultra-
violet radiation — from the sun or a tanning
lamp — is a more important factor than the
age of exposure.
Lieu presented studies and support for the
bill in committee discussions, including a pol-
icy statement by the American Academy of
Pediatrics calling for all tanning salons to bar
minors. The group cited research that indicat-
ed that indoor tanners have a 74 percent
greater chance of developing melanoma and
as much as 250 percent greater chance of
developing some other skin cancers. More
than one in three American 17-year-old girls
use indoor tanning, the group said.
Others backing the measure include the
California Medical Association, American
Cancer Society and the AIM at Melanoma
The Indoor Tanning Association opposed
the bill, arguing that the science is inconclu-
sive and teens under 18 make up 5 percent to
10 percent of its members’ customers.
The National Federation of Independent
Business also opposed the measure, saying
the economic downturn had already helped
force about one in five tanning salons to close
and the new restrictions would force more out
of business.
If approved, the California rules would be
the strictest in the nation, Lieu’s office said.
State Senate bans use of
tanning beds for teens
Photos from stolen
laptop lead to arrest
SAN FRANCISCO — The images began
arriving in Joshua Kaufman’s inbox. The grainy
photos are low-lit and intimate: a man curled up
on a couch, sound asleep; the same man propped
up against pillows on a bed, shirtless.
Who was this stranger sitting with Kaufman’s
stolen laptop?
Kaufman collected the images and took them
to police, who did not help him. So he went
online, publishing the pictures on Twitter and in
a blog titled “This Guy Has My MacBook.”
“People who followed me on Twitter retweet-
ed it. It got picked up by social media and the
press. It went super viral,” he said. On the same
day that he posted his website on Twitter, police
came calling.
Police on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old cab
driver, Muthanna Aldebashi. On Wednesday,
Kaufman picked up his laptop from the police.
Juveniles with life terms
could get second chance
SACRAMENTO — Juveniles sentenced to
life in prison without the possibility of parole
could get a second chance under legislation
approved by the state Senate.
Sen. Leland Yee’s bill would let courts review
life sentences after 15 years. It passed 21-16 on
SB 9 would allow judges to reduce sentences
to 25 years-to-life for offenders who show
remorse and are working to be rehabilitated.
It now goes to the Assembly, where a similar
bill died last year.
Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, says about
275 California inmates are serving life terms for
crimes committed before they were 18. He says
the United States is the only nation that lets chil-
dren be sentenced to life without parole.
Senate sets restrictions
on funeral protests
SACRAMENTO — A Kansas-based group
that has used inflammatory language to protest
military funerals nationwide prompted
California senators to approve a bill
Wednesday restricting how close such protest-
ers can get to funeral services and religious
The bill by Sen. Ted Lieu would require that
such groups stay 1,000 feet from a burial site,
mortuary or place of worship.
His bill, SB888, was in response to a U.S.
Supreme Court ruling in March that said
protests by the Westboro Baptist Church are
protected free speech.
Bill would extend benefits
to health care staffers
SACRAMENTO — The state Assembly has
approved a measure that would automatically
qualify hospital employees for workers’ com-
pensation if they contracted certain diseases and
infections on the job.
AB 375 would make hospitals responsible if
their employees develop blood-borne diseases or
staph infections. It passed 44-22 along party
lines Wednesday, with Democrats in support.
Bill banning pension abuse approved
SACRAMENTO — It would be more difficult
for California’s public employees to pad their
pensions under a bill approved by the state Senate.
SB27 prohibits so-called pension spiking by
employees covered by California’s two largest
pension funds. Spiking is when employees use
last-minute retirement incentives such as promo-
tions, bonuses and vacation time to increase their
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a
similar bill last year because it was linked to an
Assembly bill he said did not go far enough to
prevent pension abuses by municipal employees.
Bill cuts fingerprinting
from welfare application
SACRAMENTO — California would no
longer fingerprint recipients of welfare and food
stamps under a bill the state Assembly approved
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat
from Sylmar who sponsored the bill, said finger-
printing does little to deter fraud.
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Coach to admit molestation
The Menlo Park junior high volleyball
coach accused of having a long-term sexual
relationship with a former student planned to
plead no contest to 10 felony charges of
molestation the week of June 3, 2006 in return
for five years in prison.
By accepting the court-offered agreement,
William Patrick Giordano, 60, avoided a June
jury trial on 21 molestation charges and a
potential hefty sentence. Giordano engaged in
a lengthy relationship with a 14-year-old girl
between 1991 and 1994 while working at
Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto. He was
also accused of molesting a 13-year-old stu-
dent three times in 2002.
Fire staffing troubles mount
Problems facing the South County Fire
Authority were reported to be worsening the
week of June 3, 2006 with increased response
times to life-threatening emergencies, the
departure of a battalion chief and another tem-
porary closure of a fire station.
Shortly after midnight May 19, 2006, a per-
son died of a heart attack on Exeter Avenue in
Belmont while Fire Station 15 was closed due
to understaffing.
Firefighters took several minutes longer to
respond because Fire Station 16 was covering
the Fire Station 15 district.
State court to hear race track appeal
The week of June 3, 2006, The Bay Meadows
Land Company appealed a decision by the San
Mateo County Superior Court to forbid it from
taking part in a lawsuit over a petition to stop its
The land company was seeking the opportuni-
ty to be a party in the lawsuit filed by Friends of
Bay Meadows against the city of San Mateo and
the San Mateo County Elections Office.
However, San Mateo County Superior Court
Judge Mark Forcum barred the Bay Meadows
Land Company from arguing its part in the law-
suit March 7, 2006. The land company wanted
to participate in the lawsuit since the decision
directly affected its development plans.
In November 2005, the San Mateo City
Council approved plans to replace the 83.5-acre
race track on Delaware Street near Hillsdale
Boulevard with 1,250 residential units, 1.25 mil-
lion square feet of office space and 150,000
square feet of retail space.
Summit charter approved
A two-year charter petition for Summit
Preparatory High School was approved the
week of June 3, 2006 by the Sequoia Union
High School District.
There were concerns over the school’s
diversity, however everyone agreed Summit
was a viable choice for some students.
All five board members wanted a greater
variety in the student makeup of Summit.
Summit Preparatory High School was char-
tered in 2001 by the Summerville Union High
School District in Tuolumne, Calif. and it
opened its doors in 2003. In 2003, the California
Charter Schools Act was changed to require
almost all charter schools to be within the
boundaries of the district for which the school
was chartered. The change allowed Summit to
maintain its charter until it was up for renewal.
From the archives highlights events five
years ago this week. It appears in the
Thursday edition.
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Filoli recently announced its participation
in Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the
National Endowment for the Arts, Blue
Star Families and more than 1,300 muse-
ums and cultural institutions across America
to offer free admission to all active duty mil-
itary personnel and their families from
Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.
Filoli is located at 86 Cañada Road in
Budding songwriters sharpen up your
tunes and circle Saturday on the calendar.
That’s when Yormo’s Music at 151 Old
County Road in San Carlos plays host to the
West Coast Songwriter’s Festival, where
hopefuls can meet with industry folks and
attendees can win prizes and gifts. The festi-
val is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and more information
can be found at www.westcoastsongwrit-
Belmont’s Redevelopment Agency has
extended an exclusive negotiating rights
agreement with the David D. Bohannon
Organization for an additional six months to
develop an 8.6-acre plot of land at the inter-
section of Highway 101 and Ralston Avenue
where the Motel 6 and Empire Lumber Yard
currently sit. Bohannon plans to build a new
Motel 6, a second hotel and a nine-story
office building on the land across from the
Belmont Sports Complex. Bohannon is the
master developer for the Shoreway Place
Project. The agreement has been extended to
Dec. 31. The poor economy and volatility in
the market have stalled the project, which
was first proposed in early 2008.
Good news for bicyclists, Caltrain now
has two bike cars on every train just in time
for summer. The $300,000 project was com-
pleted six months ahead of schedule. Bike
cars are identified with a yellow bike decal
on the outside. Caltrain’s older gallery-car
trains will now be able to accommodate 80
bikes and the newer bombardier cars will be
able to hold 48 bikes per train.
Cañada College President Thomas
Mohr will retire at the end of June, ending
more than 50 years of service in public edu-
cation. Mohr, 77, said the decision to retire
was made so that he could spend more time
with his family. Mohr was named interim
president at the college in 2005 and was later
named president in 2007.
The reporters’ notebook is a weekly collection of
facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily
Journal staff. It appears in the Thursday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
By Stephen Singer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Tornadoes
roared through Massachusetts on Wednesday,
including its third-largest city, where debris
slammed into buildings and startled workers
and residents who were heading out for the
evening commute.
The storms killed at least four people
throughout the state, though the governor said
the death toll was preliminary.
The storm pulverized or sheared off the tops
of roofs on Main Street in Springfield, a city
of more than 150,000. A mounted video cam-
era captured dramatic footage of a debris-
filled funnel as it swept into downtown from
the west, then crossed the Connecticut River.
Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emer-
gency and called up 1,000 National
Guardsmen after the storms, which brought
scenes of devastation recently wreaked in the
South and Midwest to a part of the country
where such violent weather isn’t a way of life.
The Rev. Bob Marrone of The First Church
of Monson said the storm cleared a view he’s
never seen across the valley where the town
“I can see the plywood of roofs, and see
houses where most of the house is gone,” said
Marrone, whose church’s steeple was
knocked down. “The road that runs up in front
of my house ... There’s so many trees down,
it’s completely impassable.”
Thomas Walsh, a spokesman for Springfield
Mayor Domenic Sarno, told The Associated
Press he was looking out his City Hall win-
dow around 4:30 p.m. when he saw the fun-
“I could see this massive cloud of debris
floating around in a circular, cylindrical fash-
ion,” he said.
At least four people were killed from the
storms, Patrick said. State police report 33
injuries in Springfield. Police said five of the
injuries were reported serious and required
“It looked like birds were flying out of the
trees and it was rubble,” said Martha Vachon
of Photography by Duval of Palmer, who was
photographing the Minnechaug Regional
High School prom in downtown Springfield,
which went on as planned.
Around 55,000 customers National Grid,
Western Mass. Electric and Unitil were
reportedly without power.
Tornadoes barrel through Mass.
Martha Mendoza
GRANJENO, Texas — A nervous man with
a duffle bag of marijuana. A pack of snorting
feral pigs. A woman holding a child’s hand. A
fluttering, rustling plastic bag. There’s plenty
for a National Guardsman to look at on a quiet
South Texas night.
Customs and Border Protection offered a
firsthand look to the Associated Press at what
the troops are actually doing, around the
clock, in the Rio Grande Valley in south
Texas. The sound bite for the tour, often
repeated, was that the soldiers are “the eyes
and ears for the Border Patrol.” And that
appears to be the case.
And it now it appears the Guard’s role
could continue. The one year, 1,200 troop
deployment on the border was to expire
June 30. But the Obama administration is
asking Congress to reprogram $30 million
to keep the soldiers there at least through
“National Guard support along the
Southwest border remains in place,” said
Department of Homeland Security spokesman
Matthew Chandler on Tuesday.
Anticipating the end of their deployment,
some units had already started moving out,
said Matthew Benson, a spokesman for
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has repeat-
edly asked the Administration for more law
enforcement along the border. Those depar-
Guard deployment may be extended
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Retain natural trails
As a fond and frequent visitor to Wun-
derlich County Park, I was heartbroken
to see my favorite dirt trails newly
paved this morning.
For more than seven years I have run
these trails weekly. At Wunderlich, one
can leave the streets and sidewalks be-
hind and be immersed in the natural
spaces in which we in the Bay Area take
such pride. Running the same trails
more than 300 times puts one in close
familiarity with each root, each rock,
each muddy patch ... and more impor-
tantly, with the subtle natural changes
that happen week to week. The soft,
leaf-covered trails in the fall turn
muddy in the winter rains; spring sees
tender shoots and banana slugs; and in
summer the trails are hard-packed and
cracked. Each footfall over those sea-
sons becomes a tactile connection with
nature. And with pavement, that link is
So I can’t conceive why some group
wants to ruin such a treasure by paving
it. Who benefits? Not hikers. Not run-
ners. Not those who seek a break from
the asphalt world. Is it truly, as the
ranger told me today, the equestrians? If
horses seek pavement, there are plenty
of other options around.
It’s a sad development, and in search-
ing Google News, I’ve seen nothing
written about it, no announcements, no
request for public comments, no source
of funding for the project. Pavers,
please consider carefully that what you
are doing is ruining the experience for
other users. Let’s share this resource —
this experience — and retain the exist-
ing natural trails.
It’s worth a visit to the park this week-
end. The Bear Gulch trail starts at the
enormous pile of gravel in the newly
paved parking lot. The Alambique trail
is widened at the bottom, and pavement
starts about three quarters of a mile up
the trail.
John Morriss
San Francisco
More peace?
Now that Egypt has opened border
crossings into Gaza, into the land where
Hamas rules, what will this mean for
the Israeli children who must sleep in
bomb shelters to survive Hamas rock-
ets? Given that the sacred charter of
Hamas calls for the annihilation of Is-
rael, will this unrestricted border into
Gaza bring more rockets or more
peace to these Jewish children?
Scott Abramson
San Mateo
Be careful what you preach
Letter writer Ross Foti is at it again
(“Breakdown of our Christian heritage,”
in the May 21 edition of the Daily Jour-
nal), blaming an alleged downfall of our
society on “atheists.”
First of all, our society is not going to
an imaginary “hell!” No thanks in the
least to our secular Constitution and
public education. It is becoming more
just, with greater freedom and liberty
for all, despite efforts by fundamental-
ists like him who would rather keep us
in the dark, unenlightened ages, where
the many were exploited and suppressed
by the few. And why this frequent slant
against atheists? Rather than religious
influence, our “heritage” is far more in-
debted to non-believers like Edison,
Einstein, Irving Berlin, Marie Curie,
Bill Gates, Bertrand Russel, Carl Sagan,
Brahms, Grieg, Ibsen, Thomas Jeffer-
son, John Adams, James Madison, Steve
Allen, John Lennon, Fridtjof Nansen,
Charlie Chaplin, Margaret Sanger, Eliz-
abeth Cady Stanton, George
Gerschwin, Erich Fromm, Mark
Twain, Robert Ingersoll, Ayaan Hirsi
Ali, Susan B. Anthony, Beethoven, Al-
bert Camus, Andrew Carnegie, Charles
Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Thomas
Paine and Linus Pauling, just to name a
few, besides the vast majority of top sci-
entists and philosophers.
Statistically, there is a direct correla-
tion between education and lack of
belief in the supernatural. Foti doesn’t
realize the book he refers to is just a
collection of stories that have been writ-
ten, changed and embellished upon by
men long after the alleged events, with-
out eyewitnesses or corroboration from
contemporary historians. The latter
were plentiful back then, writing exten-
sively about various “Messiahs”
walking around, but not a word about
the character Foti seems to be so hung
up on. Followers of his fantasy figure
have caused more wars, misery and
human suffering than any other in the
human history we know, so be careful
what you preach, Mr. Foti.
Jorg Aadahl
San Mateo
Letters to the editor
Butting in
hat’s up your butt? No, really. For a
Washington state health board, the answer is a
series of planned billboards that ask just that
question. The ads, aimed at promoting awareness and
prevention of colorectal cancer, wanted to use that old
standby — humor — to draw attention to a disease
whose pure location make a few squirm and even fewer
check out.
Unfortunately, the use of the butt-centric phrase found
some Washington residents and officials with a stick up
theirs, leading to the reversal on a previous endorsement
of the campaign because they declared it in bad taste.
You know what else is in bad
taste? Dying. Or rather, dying
from something that could have
been caught early if everybody
wasn’t so darn squeamish about
a little probing and, more impor-
tantly, even talking about it.
Say it with me. Butt. Butt.
Butt. Everybody has one, I’m
pretty sure. They also have other
parts that aren’t supposed to be
mentioned in polite company or
by ladies or by children or on
television or in a family newspa-
The bottom line, though, is that the more one says the
term, the more comfortable it becomes, and the more
comfortable it becomes, the less embarrassed one is to
wonder if something might be wrong or ask a doctor to
take a little look-see to make sure.
Perhaps it’s not just the word but the entire phrase that
is causing such a tizzy. If so, those blushing prudes can
stick it, too. Granted, the question may not be the most
politically correct way under any circumstances to
inquire what exactly has gotten under someone’s skin but
it certainly makes a point — as do the billboards.
If a little shock and awe is necessary to grab attention,
so be it. Better a wounded sense of propriety than an
incurable stretch of colon.
This tush tiff is not the first time a sense of whimsy in
public service announcements has collided with the
thought police.
In the not-so-recent past, some school districts drew
the line at students wearing rubber bracelets made popu-
lar by bicyclist Lance Armstrong but announcing “I love
boobs” or the more casual “I love boobies.” The goal?
Breast cancer awareness, much as the tanks and T-shirts
declaring “Save the ta-tas.” Certainly, some of the kids
may have been wearing the bracelets purely for the shock
value or to snicker at using the word “boobs.” The
schools might have some argument for decorum among
particular ages. But what of the students who mix a little
caring with their carousing? Are they really too young to
do both? More importantly, if they begin with frat boy
humor but end knowing what the bracelets really are
about, isn’t that the point for all ages? Isn’t that what the
colon billboards are doing?
It was certainly the goal with the “Happy Heroin
Hints” that used to greet BART riders and bus kiosk
crowds. The ads addressed how to manage that pesky
tooth gnawing or the creepy crawly itching problems.
One encouraged “share needles and risk HIV rather than
miss a single opportunity to get high.” Offered up in
bright colors and daisy patterns, the hints drove home the
ugly side of drug use better than any red ribbon cam-
paign. Maybe the frying pan and egg demo during
Saturday morning cartoons gave it a run for its money,
but still.
Then there were the cartoon penises and condoms, also
in San Francisco, which encouraged men to keep them-
selves safe and STD-free. Same healthy goal, same moral
outrage from the corners where one doesn’t speak of
such things. Certainly, nobody there ever got syphilis or
AIDS, either.
But this is Washington, not the liberal Bay Area, you
say? Fair enough. The issue, though, shouldn’t be the
location — whether that refers to geographical or
anatomical. Cancer doesn’t discriminate based on locale,
unless one buys into the theory of clusters, and neither
should the much-needed efforts to prevent and cure.
Maybe the words colon and butt don’t make one want to
run a marathon and collect pledges the way the lungs and
bones do but that in essence is the problem. Not enough
people are talking about it.
Cancer isn’t funny but that’s no reason why awareness
can’t be.
Those who don’t like it can just close their eyes and
turn the other cheek.
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gged on by French President
Nicolas Sarkozy, the leaders of
the Group of 8 nations
announced that the Internet was too
important for governments to leave
ungoverned. Cyberspace needs a legal
framework that promotes human rights,
the rule of law, privacy, security and the
protection of intellectual property, they
declared, and they pledged to work on
Good luck with that.
The declaration reflects the wrong-
headed wish of many foreign leaders to
tame the Net, particularly freewheeling
Web-based businesses and online
speech. Evolving technologies and
online services have disrupted not just
established industries but governments’
ability to bring transgressors to heel.
Rather than letting the public, entrepre-
neurs and the courts respond to prob-
lems as they arise, these officials want
to impose their own brand of discipline.
As Sarkozy put it, lawmakers and regu-
lators should wield more control over
the Internet because “governments are
the only legitimate representatives of
the will of the people in our democra-
What that “will” is, however, depends
on which people you ask. The Internet
isn’t some magical environment that
makes all the differences between
national governments disappear. ...
The G-8 should try instead to come
up with mechanisms to resolve the dis-
putes that arise when countries hit Web
companies with incompatible legal
demands. As the inventor of the
Internet, it’s the responsibility of the
U.S. to promote freedom and openness,
not to try to make the Internet comply
with some global behavioral norm.
The G8, and governing the Internet
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Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 12,290.14 -2.22% 10-Yr Bond2.9660% -0.0840
Nasdaq2,769.19 -2.33% Oil (per barrel) 99.72
S&P 500 1,314.55 -2.28% Gold 1,541.00
NEW YORK — Fears that the economy
is stalling sent the Dow Jones industrial
average down 280 points Wednesday,
erasing more than a quarter of the stock
market’s gains for the year. Treasury bond
yields fell to their lowest level since
December as traders put a higher value on
safer investments.
The Dow Jones industrial average
dropped 279.65 points, or 2.2 percent, to
12,290.14. It was the biggest point drop
since June 4 of last year, and the largest
percentage drop since August. The S&P
index lost 30.65, or 2.3 percent, to
1,314.55. The Nasdaq composite fell
66.11, or 2.3 percent, to 2,769.19.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year
Treasury note fell to 2.95 percent. Bond
yields fall when prices rise.
Doubts about the economy’s strength
that built in May were compounded by
weaker-than-expected reports on manu-
facturing and jobs. The Institute for
Supply Management’s manufacturing
index fell to 53.5 in May from 60.4 in
April. A reading of more than 50 indicates
the manufacturing industry is growing, but
the index had been as high as 61.4 in
February. Private employers added just
38,000 jobs in May, down from 177,000
in April, according to payroll processor
ADP. Analysts had expected 180,000 new
“It looks like this recovery has hit its
second ‘soft patch,’ which for a recovery
that is less than two years old is troubling,”
said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist
for Capital Economics.
The manufacturing and jobs reports,
plus a decline in automobile sales in May,
led several economists to lower their
expectations for the year. JP Morgan was
among a handful of investment banks that
revised down its estimate for GDP growth
in the second quarter to 2 percent. The
downgrade followed one the bank issued
last week. The Dow was down nearly 180
points in midday trading and lost another
100 points after noon as asset manage-
ment firms sent notes to their clients
announcing their economic revisions.
Month opens on a downer
Stocks that moved substantially or
traded heavily Wednesday on the
New York Stock Exchange and Nas-
daq Stock Market:
Dollar General Corp., down $3.26
at $31.81
The discount store operator said
high gas prices had curbed cus-
tomers’ desire to buy, and rising
costs hurt its gross margins.
Monster Worldwide Inc., down
$1.06 at $14.36
The jobs board company’s stock
declined after a private-sector re-
port showed businesses created
far fewer jobs in May than in April.
Sealed Air Corp., down $1.71 at
The packaging company is spend-
ing about $2.9 billion in cash and
stock to acquire diversified manu-
facturer Diversey Holdings.
Cedar Shopping Centers Inc., up 17
cents at $5.47
Big movers
Wall Street
DETROIT — New car buyers looking
for a bargain this summer may have to
Dealers usually offer discounts during
the warmer months to clear out older mod-
els, but cars are in short supply this year
because of the Japan earthquake and other
factors. The lack of vehicles, especially
some popular fuel-efficient models, con-
tributed to a steep sales decline in May, the
first monthly decrease this year.
The trend is likely to persist for the next
several months. And although Toyota
announced a new round of incentives
Wednesday, most analysts don’t expect
many good deals until the end of the sum-
mer. Some are advising people to delay
their purchases.
“If you don’t have to buy, wait until fall.
If you lease a car, extend it,” said chief Jeremy Anwyl.
Consumers heard that message in May.
There were just over 1 million cars and
trucks sold in the month, down 8 percent
from April and 4 percent from last May.
Automakers say they are not worried
about a reversal in the industry’s recovery,
despite a raft of bad economic data in the
last few days. Once inventories are back to
pre-earthquake levels and the deals come
back, buyers will return, they say.
Even with the latest decline, auto sales
are up 14 percent so far in 2011.
Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co.
are sticking with annual forecasts of
around 13 million vehicles in U.S. sales.
That’s far short of the 2000 peak of 17.3
million, but better than the 10.4 million
trough in 2009.
Ford is so bullish on the recovery that it
increased third-quarter production by 8
percent over last year. Its chief economist,
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, said there was
good economic news with the bad, includ-
ing moderating gas prices, consistently
low interest rates and better availability of
But in May, the bad news prevailed.
Toyota, Honda Motor Co. and Nissan
Motor Co., all of which ran short of mod-
els due to parts shortages caused by the
earthquake, had the biggest sales declines.
Toyota was down 33 percent, Honda 23
percent and Nissan 9 percent from last
GM’s sales dropped 1.2 percent, as
falling pickup truck sales offset strong
sales of more fuel-efficient cars and
crossovers. It was the same story at Ford,
which saw sales fall 2.4 percent for the
month. Pickup sales dropped more than 10
percent at both companies, the victim of
high gas prices and a weak construction
Car bargains slow to materialize
Google says Chinese hackers broke into Gmail
SAN FRANCISCO — Google says computer hackers in
China broke into the Gmail accounts of several hundred people,
including senior government officials in the U.S. and political
Google says all victims have been notified and their accounts
have been secured.
The attacks announced Wednesday on Google’s blog aren’t
believed to be tied to a more sophisticated assault originating
from China in late 2009 and early last year. That intrusion tar-
geted the Google’s own security systems and triggered a high-
profile battle with China’s Communist government over online
The tensions escalated amid reports that the Chinese govern-
ment had at least an indirect hand in the hacking attacks, a pos-
sibility that Google didn’t rule out.
In the latest incident, Google believes Chinese hackers
tricked people into sharing their passwords in so-called “phish-
ing” scams.
FAA to fine people who point lasers at planes
WASHINGTON — People who point powerful lasers at
planes and helicopters — which can temporarily blind pilots —
could face fines as high as $11,000 per violation, the head of
the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.
The FAA is using a new legal interpretation of existing regu-
lations that prohibit interference with the operation of an air-
craft to levy the fines, Randy Babbitt, the agency’s administra-
tor, said at a news conference.
“It’s simple: Point the laser, pay the price,” Babbitt said.
Pilots have reported over 1,100 such incidents in the U.S. so
far this year, and officials said they are concerned that eventu-
ally there will be an air crash.
The incidents have increased rapidly around the world over
the past six years as online sales of new, powerful handheld
lasers have soared. In 2005, there were fewer than 300 such
incidents reported in the U.S. Last year, there were 2,836 inci-
dents. In some cases pilots have had to relinquish control of an
aircraft to a co-pilot because of vision loss.
Business Briefs
ST. LOUIS — Nate Schierholtz hit a tying
single with two outs in the ninth inning, then
got the go-ahead hit in the 11th inning as the
San Francisco Giants shook off a poor outing
by Tim Lincecum to beat the St. Louis
Cardinals 7-5 on Wednesday night.
The game was delayed for 16 minutes with
two outs in the bottom of the 11th when large
sections of two light standards failed. Play
resumed with a 2-1 count on Allen Craig, and
Brian Wilson needed one pitch to get a game-
ending grounder for his 15th save in 17
Cody Ross had four hits and an RBI and
Freddy Sanchez had a three-hit game for the
Giants, who came from behind twice and
won for only the third time in nine games.
Sergio Romo (3-0) worked the 10th.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
A’s drop 10th straight to the Yankees
Oakland’s David DeJesus makes a sliding catch in the A’s 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees.
Vancouver celebrates its game-winning goal with RaffiTorres, who scored with only 18 seconds left in the game to give the Canucks a 1-0 win.
OAKLAND — Oakland’s new version of
the Big Three pitchers came up awfully small
once again against the New York Yankees.
Gio Gonzalez allowed a three-run homer to
Nick Swisher and the Athletics generated lit-
tle offense against A.J. Burnett as they lost
their 10th straight game to the Yankees, 4-2 on
The A’s came into the series on a four-game
winning streak with their top three starters
lined up to face the powerful Yankees. But
New York battered Trevor Cahill, Brett
Anderson and Gonzalez for 18 runs in the
three-game sweep.
“As a team you have to attack early and
keep the pressure on them,” Gonzalez said.
“You let them know right off the bat, you are
going to give them everything you got. You
can’t cruise when you think you have them
down. They always seem quick to be able to
get a little rally going. When it’s going their
way, it’s going their way.”
Gonzalez allowed four runs five hits and
four walks in 6 1-3 innings in this game as the
three starters fell to 1-10 with a 7.24 ERA in
their careers against the Yankees.
A.J. Burnett settled down after an early
homer to snap an 11-start winless streak on
the road, Derek Jeter got his 2,984th hit and
Alex Rodriguez drove in a run for the
Yankees, who have their longest winning
streak against the A’s since winning 14 in a
row from 1956-57.
Josh Willingham hit a two-run home run
and Gio Gonzalez (5-3) took his first loss
since April for Oakland, which was swept by
the Yankees in a three-game series and has lost
23 of the last 26 meetings against New York.
“No team should have that type of domi-
nance over another team in our league,” A’s
manager Bob Geren said. “The pitching is too
good. It’s more of a coincidence. We don’t
See A’s, Page 12
See CUP, Page 12
Canucks strike first
By Greg Beacham
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Raffi
Torres ended an ugly Stanley Cup finals open-
er with a dramatic flash of beauty for the
Vancouver Canucks.
Torres scored on an exceptional pass from
Jannik Hansen with 18.5 seconds to play, and
the Canucks stunned the Boston Bruins 1-0
Wednesday night.
Roberto Luongo made 36 saves in his third
shutout of the postseason for the Canucks, but
Boston’s Tim Thomas matched him until
Torres — the only Vancouver player with pre-
vious finals experience — slipped through the
defense for a beautiful goal that launched a
wild celebration at Rogers Arena.
“I thought we were going to play all night
the way it was going,” Luongo said. “It was an
exciting way to start the series. It was such a
close game. It could’ve gone either way, a flip
of the coin.”
Thomas stopped 33 shots for the Bruins,
who went scoreless on six power plays.
Boston played outstanding defense until the
NHL’s highest-scoring team finally connected
in the final minute.
Game 2 is Saturday night in Vancouver.
Boston also killed six Canucks power plays
in an outstanding defensive game led by cap-
tain Zdeno Chara, but Torres’ goal ended the
37-year-old Thomas’ shutout streak at just
under 129 minutes. He hadn’t allowed a goal
since Game 6 of the Eastern Conference
finals, shutting out Tampa Bay in Game 7.
Ryan Kesler’s pass set up the final-minute
scoring sequence in a tense, tight-checking
game featuring stellar defense and bad-tem-
pered play by both clubs.
Canucks forward Alex Burrows even
appeared to bite the gloved finger of Boston’s
Patrice Bergeron after the first-period buzzer,
raising the possibility of a suspension for the
Canucks’ rambunctious first-line wing.
Giants win in extras
MIAMI — Brian Cardinal took
one look at Dirk Nowitzki’s injured
finger, turned to the Dallas
Mavericks’ trainer and recom-
mended his treatment plan.
“Cut it at the knuckle,” Cardinal
said, making a scissors motion
with his right hand. “Like Ronnie
Good thing “Dr.” Cardinal is a
backup forward whose specialty is
comic relief.
Nowitzki’s injury was more
source of fun than concern
Wednesday, starting from the
moment he woke up. He expected
the torn tendon at the tip of his left
middle finger to be sore and throb-
bing and it wasn’t either.
Mavs with worries
Dirk Nowitzki See NBA, Page 12 See GIANTS, Page 12
Craig’s two-run, pinch-hit homer
chased Lincecum in the seventh,
putting the Cardinals up 5-4. The
two-time NL Cy Young winner
struck out nine but gave up a career
high-tying 10 hits and threw two
wild pitches, one of them scoring a
Lincecum was 3-1 with a 1.22
ERA in May, allowing only six
earned runs in 36 2-3 innings.
Before fading in the seventh he had
retired eight of nine batters, five on
strikeouts with the lone runner on a
hit batsman.
Schierholtz and Brandon
Crawford had RBI singles in the
11th off Ryan Franklin (1-4), pitch-
ing on the second straight night and
in his second inning. Ryan Theriot
had two hits and an RBI to extend
his hitting streak to a career-best 15
games for St. Louis, which gave
Jake Westbrook a 3-0 lead in the
Aubrey Huff’s homer off Miguel
Batista ended a 6-for-38 slump and
put the Giants ahead 4-3 in the top
of the seventh.
Craig is 18 for 40 (.450) since
May 19 and is 5 for 11 with a home
run, three doubles and four RBIs in
the first three games of a four-game
series. He and Jon Jay should both
garner more playing time with Matt
Holliday likely to be placed on the
15-day disabled list on Thursday.
Lincecum walked on five pitches
to load the bases in the fourth after
the Cardinals elected to intentional-
ly walk eighth-place hitter Eli
Whiteside. Westbrook escaped by
striking out Andres Torres, giving
the Giants seven stranded runners
the first four innings.
Westbrook’s only clean inning
was the fifth, but the Giants opened
the sixth with three straight hits and
a sacrifice fly and chased him on
Torres’ two-out RBI double. Torres
had been an easy out his first three
at-bats with two strikeouts and a
groundout to first.
Theriot had an RBI single in the
third and the Cardinals made it 3-0
in the fourth on a wild pitch and
Skip Schumaker’s single that barely
eluded both middle infielders.
Both teams entered their first
playoff meeting looking to end
lengthy Stanley Cup droughts.
Vancouver has never won the NHL
title in four decades of existence,
losing its only two trips to the finals
in 1982 and 1994. Boston has lost
five straight finals since winning in
After a full week off, the
Canucks came out with palpable
energy from a crowd that shook the
arena violently enough to dislodge
a bit of confetti left over from the
Western Conference finals onto the
ice before the game.
But the officials kept both teams
on a steady parade to the penalty
box in the first two periods, a big
change from the Bruins’ penalty-
free Game 7 in the Eastern
Conference finals against Tampa
The Bruins again were hurt by
their terrible power play, which
managed just five goals in 61
chances in the Eastern Conference
Boston got nine shots without a
goal during an early four-minute
power play against Vancouver
before failing to convert a two-man
advantage for 1:32 early in the sec-
ond period. Luongo was outstand-
ing in the opener of his attempt to
win the Stanley Cup on the same
ice where he backstopped Canada
to the gold medal in last year’s
The Canucks started to turn the
game in their favor in the third peri-
Christian Ehrhoff’s pinpoint pass
set up Hansen for a breakaway early
in the third, but Thomas coolly
stopped his low shot, prompting
Hansen to slam his stick into the
glass in frustration. Maxim Lapierre
had a point-blank chance with 8 1/2
minutes left, but Thomas stopped
his deflection.
Alex Edler then made a slick
move for quick shot with 5 1/2 min-
utes to play, but the puck rang off
the crossbar above Thomas’ right
Vancouver was the NHL’s best
team in the regular season, setting
franchise records with 54 wins and
117 points while winning the
Presidents’ Trophy. Boston finished
third in the East and survived a nail-
biting first-round series with
Montreal before outlasting the
Lightning to reach its first Stanley
Cup finals since 1990.
NOTES: Vancouver scratched C
Manny Malhotra, who isn’t ready to
return from a career-threatening eye
injury. Malhotra hasn’t played since
getting hit in the left eye with a
deflected puck March 16, but he
returned to practice two weeks ago
after at least two surgeries. Alex
Bolduc replaced Malhotra in the
lineup, but barely played. ... The
Canucks hadn’t gone into the third
period of a scoreless playoff game
this spring. Boston had done it three
previous times.
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
So only the devilish teasers were
even considering a Lott-like ampu-
tation of his fingertip.
Nowitzki took the practice court
wearing a splint to keep the finger
straight and figures it’ll be mostly a
nuisance for the next month or two.
He and shooting coach Holger
Geschwindner were planning their
own workout later Wednesday to
see which moves Nowitzki can and
can’t make and to come up with
ways to compensate, starting with
Game 2 of the NBA finals against
the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
“Hey, (Rajon) Rondo played with
one arm, so he might be able to play
with nine fingers,” Geschwindner
said, smiling.
Nowitzki already is experiment-
ing with different bandages. Trainer
Casey Smith said, “We’re going to
make it as small as we can,” and
indeed Nowitzki’s wrap at the start
of practice was smaller than what
he had at a news conference a few
minutes before. He was down to a
hard splint under the knuckle at the
tip of his left middle finger, held on
by strips of white tape. The bandage
looped around the knuckle and tip,
leaving the nail and top exposed.
Nowitzki was hurt trying to strip
the ball from Chris Bosh with a lit-
tle under 4 minutes left in the open-
er. He knew something serious was
wrong because he couldn’t straight-
en the tip. The injury is known as a
“mallet finger” and generally takes
six to eight weeks to heal.
With only quick, courtside treat-
ment, Nowitzki managed to his 1 of
2 shots and all four free throws after
the incident. He was 6 of 16 while
Because the problem is on
Nowitzki’s non-shooting hand,
most of what he does will not be
But some of his game will be.
He likes to drive to his left, drib-
bling hard to get to his favorite
shooting spots or taking it all the
way to the rim. It also could affect
him on defense; don’t expect him to
swipe down on the ball with the
ferocity he did on the play when he
was injured.
“I think once the game starts, the
adrenaline starts flowing, I don’t
think it will really slow me down
much,” Nowitzki said. “I’m not
really worried about it.”
Maybe he should be.
Because Miami knows where he’s
hurting, and everyone knows how
much Nowitzki means to Dallas, it
only makes sense that guys are
going to swipe at his hands more
than ever, knowing that even if they
don’t snatch the ball, they might rat-
tle the splint.
“Somebody’s going to swat down
on it, whether they want to or not,”
Bosh said. “It’s painful. As
ballplayers, we all go through it.”
Teammate Jason Terry said some
shooters actually benefit from hand
injuries because “it helps you lock
in even more.” He echoed the words
of all his teammates when he
emphasized how certain he was
Nowitzki would still carry Dallas’
“I think Dirk can shoot the ball
with his eyes closed, with no hands,
if he had to, especially in a game of
this magnitude,” Terry said.
With the Mavs joking about an
injury to their best player, it’s clear
they aren’t too uptight about losing
the opener of the NBA finals, end-
ing a five-game road winning streak
or being down in a series for the
first time this postseason.
Besides, the Mavs made so many
mistakes in Game 1 they figured
they deserved to lose.
Their biggest concern was getting
outrebounded by 10. Coach Rick
Carlisle called it losing at the line of
scrimmage, saying, “The guys that
hit first and hit most aggressively
and with the most force are going to
have the most success.
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play any differently against them.”
Burnett (6-3) had not won a game
away from Yankee Stadium since
last July in Cleveland, going 0-5
with a 5.64 ERA in his previous 11
road starts. He looked to be on his
way to another rough day when
Willingham homered in the first
inning, but didn’t allow anything
Burnett gave up two runs and
three hits in seven innings for the
fourth straight strong start from
New York’s rotation, giving the
Yankees a season-long four-game
win streak. Burnett allowed only
one hit after the first inning — a
two-out triple by Coco Crisp in the
“He had all his pitches working,”
Oakland outfielder Ryan Sweeney
said. “He was throwing them all for
strikes. For me personally I was
swing at balls out of the zone. He
just had his stuff working.”
Joba Chamberlain pitched a
scoreless eighth, snaring a line drive
to start an inning-ending double
play. Mariano Rivera finished for
his 14th save in 17 chances and first
since May 10. It was Rivera’s
1,002nd career appearance, tying
Goose Gossage for 14th place all-
For the third straight day, the A’s
fell behind before even coming to
bat. After allowing two-run homers
in the first inning the past two days,
Oakland man-
aged to keep the
deficit at one
this time: Jeter
led off with a
double — the
third straight
game he has
opened with a
hit — and
scored on
Ro d r i g u e z ’ s
two-out double.
That was the first hit allowed by
Gonzalez in 22 at-bats with runners
in scoring position and two outs.
Oakland responded in the bottom
half with a two-run homer of its
own. Willingham’s 10th of the sea-
son came with two outs and David
DeJesus on second, giving the A’s a
2-1 lead.
That ended a stretch of 60 straight
innings that Oakland did not hold a
lead at the end of a frame against the
Gio Gonzalez
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Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Paul Larson

are at it again!
Recently I was
made aware of a
new cluster of mass
mailings being sent
to Seniors by a
group calling
themselves “Smart Cremation” (similar to
the mailings sent earlier this year by the
“Trident Society”). Several Seniors have
come to me asking who is “Smart
Cremation”, where did they come from and
my opinion on their legitimacy.
When ever I hear about mailings from
“quickie” cremation outfits that target
Seniors I am always suspicious about their
intensions. It is a fact that various
unscrupulous entities target Seniors because
they are thought of as “Easy Prey”.
I did some investigating and found out
the following: According to the website
“Ripoff Report” the group calling
themselves “Smart Cremation” is run by
“Jerry Norman” who was allegedly fired as
CEO of the Neptune Society. “Smart
Cremation” is linked to “Accucare” and
“Gateway Crematory” who are all one in the
same. “Smart Cremation” and the other
above names exist under the umbrella of
“Northstar Memorial Group” in Houston,
Texas. There is apparently some concern on
how “Smart Cremation” collects and holds
money from the Seniors they are targeting.
Yes, I know…there are a lot of names &
details to sink in…but there’s more…
Using visual tricks “Smart Cremation”
has been printing materials which are
specific to certain targeted Seniors such as
using flower envelopes mailed to women
and U.S. flag envelopes mailed to Veterans,
etc., all meant to be subliminally enticing.
Also, “Smart Cremation” advertizes
themselves as being “green” and “earth
friendly” when in reality the process they
use to cremate is no different than any other
crematory in the United States. It is well
documented that toxic greenhouse gases are
emitted into the atmosphere during the
cremation process. An example of a true
green option would be a natural type burial
certified by the “Green Burial Council”.
There are too many particulars about
“Smart Cremation” to list here, but on the
internet you can read the entire report for
yourself along with comments on legal
troubles from concerned consumers at:
I have to emphasize that if you are
looking into cremation or funeral matters
please please do your homework and call
your local Funeral Home, compare their
services and ask questions. Go to a Funeral
Director who is well known in the
community. Please don’t become a “target”
and allow these out of state mailings to lure
you in with misleading messages. They will
send sales people to your home who will
then be hard to get rid of without your
signature on a contract.
To conclude, here are all my best wishes
to you, your family and loved ones.
If you ever wish to discuss cremation,
funeral matters or want to make pre-
planning arrangements please feel free to
call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF
THE HIGHLANDS in Millbrae at (650)
588-5116 and we will be happy to guide you
in a fair and helpful manner. For more info
you may also visit us on the internet at:
Aggressive Cremation Group:
Seniors Targeted - Beware
Nadal keeps moving
French Open defending champion Rafael Nadal celebrates his quarterfinal win Wednesday
at Roland Garros against the only man he’s lost to there,two-time runner up Robin Soderling.
PARIS — At last, Rafael Nadal sounded
Then again, what could he possibly have
complained about Wednesday? The five-time
French Open champion reached the semifi-
nals and improved his career record at Roland
Garros to 43-1 with a clean-as-can-be 6-4, 6-
1, 7-6 (3) victory over the only man he’s ever
lost to there, two-time runner-up Robin
“Today, I played better. Much better, in my
opinion,” Nadal said. “It was nothing secret,
nothing magic. ... I found a lot of solutions.”
After Nadal’s previous match, he chided
himself for not hitting the ball with conviction
and fretted that his level of tennis wasn’t good
enough to win the tournament a sixth time,
which would tie Bjorn Borg’s record for the
most by a man in history.
Against Soderling, Nadal was at his “King
of Clay” best.
He scrambled along the baseline to dig out
and get back shots that would be winners
against most anyone else. He went from
defense to offense in a blink, winning 14 of
the first 19 points that lasted at least 10
strokes, according to the AP’s tally. He made
a hard-to-believe 13 unforced errors total;
Soderling made 41. Nadal broke in each of
the first two games the 6-foot-4 Soderling
served, six times in all.
“He played really good. It’s the first match
this tournament that he played well all the
time,” said Toni Nadal, Rafael’s uncle and
coach. “Well, only in the third set was I a lit-
tle worried. But it was very good for us
On Friday, the top-seeded Nadal will take
on No. 4 Andy Murray, who became only the
third British man in the last 70 years to reach
the French Open semifinals by beating
unseeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina 7-
6 (2), 7-5, 6-2. Murray’s been playing with a
torn tendon in his right ankle since twisting it
in the third round, and he trailed Chela 4-1,
then 5-3, before saving two set points and
turning the match around.
“Just a really scrappy match,” said Murray,
who is 0-3 in Grand Slam finals. “I didn’t
start particularly well and then got a little bit
better, started moving a bit better, towards the
end of the first set.”
The other men’s semifinal is No. 2 Novak
Djokovic, who is 41-0 in 2011 and has won
43 consecutive matches overall, against No. 3
Roger Federer, owner of a record 16 Grand
Slam titles.
It’s the 12th time in the history of the Open
era, which began in 1968, that the top four
seeded men reached the semifinals at a Grand
Slam tournament — and first since the 2006
French Open.
In contrast, none of the top four seeded
players will participate in the women’s semi-
finals Thursday, when No. 5 Francesca
Schiavone of Italy, the defending champion,
faces No. 11 Marion Bartoli of France, and
No. 6 Li Na of China meets No. 7 Maria
Sharapova of Russia.
For Sharapova, who had right shoulder sur-
gery in October 2008, it’s her first major
semifinal in more than three years, and she is
bidding to complete a career Grand Slam. She
won Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in
2006, and the Australian Open in 2008, but
never has been to a final in Paris.
“I put a lot of work in to be in this stage of
the Grand Slams,” Sharapova said after beat-
ing No. 15 Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-0,
6-3 Wednesday with her fiance, New Jersey
Nets guard Sasha Vujacic, in the stands. “I’m
really happy that it’s here.”
Pryor driving without a license
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The NCAA is
interested in Ohio State quarterback
Terrelle Pryor’s cars. The state of Ohio says
he shouldn’t be driving
Pryor was seen driving
a sports car to a team
meeting on Monday
hours after coach Jim
Tressel’s forced resigna-
tion, even though his
Ohio driving privileges
have been suspended.
Pryor’s driving privi-
leges have been suspend-
ed for 90 days because he failed to produce
proof of insurance when he was pulled over
for a stop-sign violation on Feb. 19 in
Columbus. Pryor received repeated requests
to appear in traffic court to show that he had
valid insurance before he eventually paid a
$141 fine and court costs on April 2. But
Ohio authorities say he has never produced
proof of insurance.
Pryor is being investigated by the NCAA
for the cars he has driven over his three
years as a Buckeye, The Columbus
Dispatch has reported. The newspaper also
said NCAA investigators are looking into
more than 50 vehicle transactions involving
Ohio State athletes, their families and
friends and two Columbus dealerships.
Said Lindsey Bohrer, a communications
officer for the Ohio Department of Public
Safety: “Our records do not indicate that
(Pryor) has driving privileges in Ohio.”
Pryor was photographed driving a used
Nissan 350Z valued between $16,000 and
$27,000 to and from the team meeting on
Monday night. He drove the same car to a
workout on Wednesday.
His driving suspension took effect on
May 20 and runs through Aug. 18. To regain
his driving privileges after that, he will need
to pay a $150 reinstatement fee, get insur-
ance and carry a special card for high-risk
drivers signifying that the driver is covered
by insurance.
Terrelle Pryor
NHL might realign
VANCOUVER, British Columbia —
Commissioner Gary Bettman believes the
NHL will adopt a more balanced schedule
when the relocated Winnipeg franchise likely
moves to the Western Conference in 2012.
In his annual state-of-the-league address
before the Stanley Cup finals opener
Wednesday, Bettman also
said he hopes the NHL
will begin issuing harsher
suspensions for rough
Bettman is grateful his
league doesn’t have the
specter of labor talks
hanging over an otherwise
successful season. He
plans to let the labor
impasses in the NFL and
the NBA play out before hammering out hock-
ey’s next collective bargaining agreement with
union head Donald Fehr, who attended the
commissioner’s address.
“The good news, at least from my stand-
point, is that it’s way too early to focus on col-
lective bargaining,” Bettman said at Rogers
Bettman confirmed the relocated Atlanta
Thrashers will be the northwesternmost team
in the Southeast Division next season in
Winnipeg, but likely will move to the West a
year later.
That shift will set off several dominoes of
realignment: Columbus, Nashville and Detroit
are among the candidates to move to the
Eastern Conference, while other teams will
attempt to make sure they don’t get a compet-
itive disadvantage through the move, perhaps
with the powerful Red Wings moving into
their division.
“All those clubs need an opportunity to be
heard,” Bettman said. “That’s a process we’ll
go through the first half of next season, look-
ing at the issues that clubs want to raise, look-
ing at various possibilities, and trying to figure
out what will make the most sense moving
Bettman believes those discussions will
result in a more balanced schedule, perhaps
closer to the NBA model in which every team
plays at least once in every arena almost every
season. The NHL went to an unbalanced
schedule several years ago in an attempt to
bolster geographical rivalries, but Bettman has
heard from teams eager to see the entire NHL
in their arenas.
While touting the league’s roughly $3 bil-
lion in revenue through record-setting spon-
sorship deals and television contracts,
Bettman also praised NHL discipline chief
Colin Campbell, who is handing over that
thankless job to Brendan Shanahan as the
league looks at additional ways to crack down
on rough play and dangerous hits.
That crackdown could include harsher
penalties at Shanahan’s disposal for supple-
mental discipline.
“That is my hope and expectation,” Bettman
said. “That is something that we want to dis-
cuss more fully with the players’ association,
but from my standpoint ... if there’s certain
conduct that we want to see out of the game,
then we’ve got to make sure we do what’s nec-
Bettman hopes the players’ union will see
harsher supplemental discipline as an attempt
to keep players healthy. Shanahan will head a
new department of player safety dedicated to
creating new rules and disciplinary concepts
to keep players safe.
Fehr was more circumspect about the possi-
bility of tougher suspensions and additional
penalties for his players.
“Hopefully as a result of examinations
we’ve been doing ... we’ll be able to come out
of this with a set of understandings that gives
you a process that everybody believes in,”
Fehr said. “Somebody is always going to say
it’s not perfect. That gets (into) judgment
calls, but that’s the way it is. The question is,
do you have a process that everybody believes
is fair and has been implemented fairly?”
Gary Bettman
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
East Division
W L Pct GB
New York 31 23 .574 —
Boston 30 26 .536 2
Tampa Bay 29 26 .527 2 1/2
Toronto 28 28 .500 4
Baltimore 25 29 .463 6
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 33 20 .623 —
Detroit 29 26 .527 5
Chicago 27 31 .466 8 1/2
Kansas City 25 30 .455 9
Minnesota 17 37 .315 16 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Texas 30 26 .536 —
Seattle 28 27 .509 1 1/2
Los Angeles 29 29 .500 2
Oakland 27 30 .474 3 1/2
Wednesday’s Games
Texas 3,Tampa Bay 0
Chicago White Sox 7, Boston 4
N.Y.Yankees 4, Oakland 2
Baltimore 2, Seattle 1
Kansas City 2, L.A. Angels 0
Detroit 4, Minnesota 2
Cleveland 13,Toronto 9
Thursday’s Games
Texas (Bush 0-1) at Cleveland (C.Carrasco 4-2),
7:05 p.m.
Minnesota (Swarzak 0-2) at Kansas City
(O’Sullivan 2-4),5:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Shields 5-3) at Seattle
(F.Hernandez 5-4), 7:10 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Texas at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m.
Toronto at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m.
Oakland at Boston, 4:10 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m.
East Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 34 22 .607 —
Florida 31 23 .574 2
Atlanta 31 26 .544 3 1/2
New York 25 30 .455 8 1/2
Washington 24 31 .436 9 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 33 24 .579 —
Milwaukee 30 26 .536 2 1/2
Cincinnati 29 28 .509 4
Pittsburgh 26 28 .481 5 1/2
Chicago 23 31 .426 8 1/2
Houston 22 34 .393 10 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Arizona 31 25 .554 —
San Francisco 30 25 .545 1/2
Los Angeles 26 30 .464 5
Colorado 25 29 .463 5
San Diego 24 32 .429 7
Wednesday’s Games
Washington 2, Philadelphia 1
Houston 3, Chicago Cubs 1
Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3
Pittsburgh 9, N.Y. Mets 3
Atlanta 4, San Diego 3
Arizona 6, Florida 5
San Francisco 7, St. Louis 5, 11 innings
Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, Late
Thursday’s Games
Pittsburgh (Maholm 2-7) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 3-4),
10:10 a.m.
San Francisco (J.Sanchez 3-3) at St. Louis (Lynn 0-
0), 5:15 p.m.
Philadelphia 6 3 2 20 14 9
New York 4 2 6 18 18 11
Houston 3 4 6 15 17 15
D.C. 4 4 3 15 16 20
Columbus 3 3 5 14 11 13
New England 3 5 4 13 10 15
Toronto FC 2 5 6 12 13 23
Chicago 1 4 6 9 15 19
Kansas City 1 6 2 5 12 19
Los Angeles 8 2 5 29 20 12
FC Dallas 6 3 4 22 16 12
Seattle 5 4 5 20 16 13
Colorado 4 3 6 18 15 13
Portland 5 4 2 17 15 17
Real Salt Lake 5 2 2 17 10 4
Chivas USA 3 4 4 13 14 13
San Jose 3 4 4 13 14 14
Vancouver 1 5 6 9 13 17
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
Saturday’s Games
Philadelphia 6, Toronto FC 2
Vancouver 1, New York 1, tie
Columbus 3, Chivas USA 3, tie
Los Angeles 1, New England 0
Houston 2, FC Dallas 2, tie
Chicago 2, San Jose 2, tie
Colorado 1, Sporting Kansas City 1, tie
Seattle FC 2, Real Salt Lake 1
Miami leads 1-0
Game 1:Miami 92, Dallas 84
Thursday, June 2: Dallas at Miami, 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 5: Miami at Dallas, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7: Miami at Dallas, 6 p.m.
x-Thursday, June 9: Miami at Dallas, 6 p.m.
x-Sunday, June 12: Dallas at Miami, 5 p.m.
x-Tuesday, June 14: Dallas at Miami, 6 p.m.
American League
tusz from the 15-day DL. Designated UT Jake Fox
for assignment.
National League
Clellan on the 15-day DL.Recalled RHP Lance Lynn
from Memphis (PCL).
SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed OF Cameron May-
bin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 28.
Recalled OF Aaron Cunningham from Tucson
National Basketball Association
NBA—C Shaquille O’Neal announced his retire-
TORONTO RAPTORS—Announced the contract
option on coach Jay Triano will not be exercised
and he will be retained as a special assistant to the
president and general manager.
National Football League
Bracken video operations manager.
Men’s Quarterfinal Results: No. 1 Rafael Nadal
beat No. 5 Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (3); No. 4
Andy Murray beat Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 (2), 7-5,
Women’s Quarterfinal Results: No. 6 Li Na beat
No.4 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-2; No.7 Maria Shara-
pova beat No. 15 Andrea Petkovic 6-0, 6-3.
Stat of the Day: 13 — unforced errors by Nadal
against Soderling, who made 41.
Quote of the Day:“Even in practice, he plays well
against me, so I don’t expect him to play badly on
Friday.”— Murray, looking ahead to his semifinal
against Nadal.
vs. Rockies
1:10 p.m.
vs. Rockies
1:05 p.m.
vs. Nats
7:15 p.m.
vs. Rockies
7:15 p.m.
@St. Louis
5:15 p.m.
vs. Nats
7:15 p.m.
vs. Nats
12:45 p.m.
vs. Houston
7:30 p.m.
@ United
1 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
vs. Union
7:30 p.m.
Shaquille O’Neal calls it a career via Twitter
Feds told of suspicious Armstrong test
LOS ANGELES — The director
of the Swiss anti-doping laboratory
informed federal authorities last fall
that Lance Armstrong’s test results
from the 2001 Tour de Suisse were
“suspicious” and “consistent with
EPO use,” The Associated Press has
Martial Saugy made the statement
in September, according to a person
familiar with the investigation, who
spoke on condition of anonymity
because he was not authorized to
speak publicly about the case.
The revelation came to light
Wednesday as attorneys for
A r m s t r o n g
demanded an
on-air apology
from CBS’ “60
Minutes” after
Saugy told a
Swiss newspa-
per that the lab
found suspi-
cious levels of
EPO, a blood-
boosting drug,
in four urine samples from the race
Armstrong won. But Saugy said he
didn’t know if any belonged to the
seven-time Tour de France winner.
That was contrary to what he said
in his statement made to officials
from the FBI, the Food and Drug
Administration and anti-doping
authorities, the person familiar with
the investigation told the AP. Though
Saugy was not under oath, there are
potential legal ramifications for lying
to authorities working on a federal
“60 Minutes” first reported that
Saugy told U.S. officials and the FBI
that there was a “suspicious” test
result from the 2001 Tour de Suisse.
“This was confirmed by a number of
international officials who have
linked the ‘suspicious’ test to
Armstrong,” CBS News Chairman
and “60 Minutes” executive produc-
er Jeff Fager said in a statement.
In a letter sent to Fager, lawyer
Elliot Peters said the May 22 seg-
ment about Armstrong was built on a
series of falsehoods, and he accused
the reputable CBS show of sloppy
“In the cold light of morning your
story was either extraordinarily
shoddy, to the point of being reckless
and unprofessional, or a vicious hit-
and-run job,” Peters wrote. “In either
case, a categorical on-air apology is
Fager said the network stood by its
“60 Minutes” also reported there
was a meeting between Saugy,
Armstrong and the manager of his
U.S. Postal team, Johan Bruyneel.
On Wednesday, the person familiar
with the investigation told the AP
that Saugy confirmed to officials
investigating doping in cycling that,
after learning of the test results, he
met with Armstrong and Bruyneel, at
the direction of the International
Cycling Union.
David Howman, director general
of the Montreal-based World Anti-
Doping Agency, confirmed to the AP
that Saugy had talked to him about
suspicious results from the 2001
Tour de Suisse and an ensuing meet-
ing set up by UCI that included peo-
ple Saugy “didn’t anticipate” would
be there.
Lance Armstrong
BOSTON — He was a prolific
producer of rebounds and record
albums. And nicknames, too, as if at
7-foot-1 and 350 pounds he was too
big for the simple “Shaq” that made
him an instantly recognizable, one-
name star in all of his endeavors.
Shaquille O’Neal had more than
28,000 points and almost 4 million
Twitter followers. He appeared in
six NBA finals, three times as the
MVP, and seven feature films, twice
in a starring role.
A 15-time All-Star, four-time
champion and the 2000 NBA Most
Valuable Player, the 39-year-old
O’Neal announced his retirement on
Twitter on Wednesday after spend-
ing most of his 19th season on the
Boston Celtics bench, in street
clothes because of leg injuries.
Along with a mid-afternoon tweet
saying, “im retiring,” O’Neal
included a link to a 16-second video
of him saying, “We did it; 19 years,
baby. Thank you very much. That’s
why I’m telling you first: I’m about
to retire. Love you. Talk to you
An inveterate prankster who gave
himself a new nickname — or sev-
eral — in each of his six NBA cities,
O’Neal did not notify his latest
team, leaving it wondering about his
plans. He played just 37 games this
season, the first of a two-year deal at
the veteran’s minimum salary, mak-
ing just three brief appearances after
Feb. 1.
“He’s a giant,” commissioner
David Stern said Wednesday at the
NBA finals in Miami. “He’s physi-
cally imposing; he has an imposing
smile. In the game, he imposed his
will, and he has done it for quite a
long time. It’s been a great run, and
we’re going to miss him greatly. We
hope we can find ways to keep him
involved in the game.”
O’Neal, 39, retires fifth all-time
with 28,596 points, 12th with
13,099 rebounds, and a .582 field
goal percentage that is second only
to Artis Gilmore among players
with more than 2,000 baskets. His
free throw percentage of .527 —
well, now is not the time to dwell on
“I’m a little bit sad,” said Heat
president Pat Riley, who also
coached O’Neal when he won a title
in Miami and watched Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar, Patrick Ewing and
Alonzo Mourning when they
retired. “It’s been an honor to be
part of coaching great, great play-
ers. And he will go down as one of
the greatest of all time.”
Appropriately, O’Neal’s retire-
ment became the No. 1 trending
topic on the social networking site
he embraced by early evening, and
his former teammates and oppo-
nents took to Twitter to wish him
“Shaq not only dominated the
game of basketball but also domi-
nated off the court w/ his big per-
sonality. Hes 1 of the greatest enter-
tainers,” Magic Johnson said.
“Thank you Shaq for leading the
Lakers to 3 titles. We loved every
minute of it!”
O’Neal spent three years at
Louisiana State and was the big
prize when the Orlando Magic won
the 1992 draft lottery and selected
him first overall. He took them from
the lottery to the playoffs in two
years, and then led them to the NBA
finals in his third year before they
were swept by the Houston Rockets.
O’Neal signed with the Los
Angeles Lakers in 1996 and had his
greatest success there, winning
three titles alongside Kobe Bryant
and coach Phil Jackson. But amid
tension between O’Neal and Bryant
after a loss to the Detroit Pistons in
the finals, O’Neal was traded to the
Heat in the summer of 2004.
“I often wonder how many they
would’ve won if he stayed,” said
Johnson, the Lakers Hall of Famer.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who
decided to break up the tandem and
keep Bryant, thanked O’Neal
for a “long and amazing
career, with a huge
impact both on and off
the court.”
“His contributions
were significant to
the entire NBA, but
we specifically
appreciate what he did
with and what he
meant to the Lakers
during his eight
y e a r s
w i t h
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Erica Werner
WASHINGTON — Face to face at the
White House, GOP leaders complained to
President Barack Obama on Wednesday that
he had not produced a detailed plan of spend-
ing cuts and accused him of playing politics
over Medicare as the
nation careens toward a
debt crisis.
The White House said
Obama has in fact led on
the issue and made clear
that he has no intention of
dropping what Democrats
believe is a winning politi-
cal issue: accusing the
GOP of trying to destroy
the popular health care
program for seniors.
“He doesn’t believe that we need to end
Medicare as we know it,” said press secretary
Jay Carney.
Republicans said their plan would save
Medicare, not end it, and they in turn accused
Obama of failing to present any proposals to
preserve Medicare or drive down deficits at
“Unfortunately what we did not hear from
the president is a specific plan,” said Rep. Jeb
Hensarling, R-Texas.
At the heart of the dispute is an Aug. 2 dead-
line to raise the government’s borrowing limit
or risk an unprecedented credit default that the
White House and even many Republicans say
would be disastrous for the U.S. economy.
Republicans are refusing to approve the debt-
limit increase without ordering spending cuts
topping a trillion dollars at the same time. The
White House is insisting that in addition to
spending restraint the deficit trimming must
include tax increases that Republicans say are
off the table.
In the heat of early June, August looked a
long way away Wednesday and it seemed
clear that plenty of political posturing lay
ahead before deadline pressure would induce
the parties to step up with real talks. Actual
negotiations are being led in private by Vice
President Joe Biden and a much smaller group
of lawmakers who have recently expressed
confidence they’ll be able to identify at least
$1 trillion in cuts over the next decade.
Negotiators are considering reductions in stu-
dent loan subsidies, farm payments and sup-
port for federal workers’ pensions. The Biden
group next meets June 9.
Wednesday allowed the president a private
face-to-face meeting with his Capitol Hill
antagonists, and more than that a chance for
both sides to recite now familiar political
points. A key topic was Medicare, the massive
government health insurance program for
Americans 65 and older.
GOP presses Obama
on spending Medicare
Barak Obama
Obama abandons wilderness plan
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from
Congress, the Obama administration is back-
ing away from a plan to make millions of
acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible
for federal wilderness protection.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a
memo Wednesday that officials will work with
members of Congress to develop recommen-
dations for managing millions of acres of
undeveloped land in the West.
“The protection of America’s wilderness for
hunting, fishing and backcountry recreation
should be a unifying issue that mobilizes us to
a common purpose,” Salazar said. “We will
focus our effort on building consensus around
locally supported initiatives.”
Shuttle program nearing end
year shuttle program inched closer to the end
Wednesday, wrapping up its second-to-last mis-
sion and moving Atlantis to the launch pad for
next month’s final flight.
Endeavour and its six astronauts returned to
Earth after more than two weeks in space, glid-
ing down the runway one last time during a mid-
dle-of-the-night landing. A few miles away,
Atlantis reached the launch pad at Kennedy
Space Center for the grand finale in five weeks.
Endeavour commander Mark Kelly — whose
wife, wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords,
remained behind at her rehab center in Houston
— brought Endeavour to a stop before hundreds
of onlookers that included the four Atlantis
Endeavour, the youngest of the shuttles with
123 million miles over 25 flights, is now bound
for a museum in California.
N.Y. rep: I didn’t send Twitter photo
WASHINGTON — Anthony Weiner’s
attempt Wednesday to end the media storm
surrounding a lewd photo sent from his
Twitter account to a female college student
only stirred up the situation as he denied send-
ing the picture.
“We know for sure I didn’t send this photo-
graph,” the seven-term congressman told
reporters in the Capitol. But he told MSNBC
he “can’t say with certitude” that the waist-
down photo showing a man’s bulging under-
pants wasn’t him.
National Briefs
SANAA, Yemen — Street battles between
Yemeni government forces and armed tribes-
men killed dozens of people Wednesday in this
country teetering on the brink of civil war, forc-
ing residents to cower in basements or brave
gunfire to fetch bread and water.
Nearly four months of
mass protests calling for
President Ali Abdullah
Saleh’s ouster have exacer-
bated already dire poverty,
shuttering businesses and
forcing up prices of essen-
tial goods. It’s a trend that
does not bode well for
long-term stability in this
gun-ridden corner of the
Arabian Peninsula, home
to an active al-Qaida branch and other armed
Islamist groups.
Yemen’s mainly peaceful protests gave way
to fighting last week between Saleh’s security
forces and fighters loyal to the head of Yemen’s
most powerful tribal coalition, Sheik Sadeq al-
Ahmar. That was the tipping point that pushed
the anti-government uprising toward civil war.
At least 41 people were killed Wednesday as
clashes spread to new quarters of the city.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
said Saleh’s refusal to step down was prolong-
ing the crisis.
“We cannot expect this conflict to end unless
President Saleh and his government move out of
the way to permit the opposition and civil soci-
ety to begin a transition to political and eco-
nomic reform,” she told reporters in
President Barack Obama’s Homeland
Security and Counterterrorism adviser John
Brennan was to travel to Saudi Arabia and the
United Arab Emirates this week for talks on
Fighting in the capital raged from early morn-
ing though midday, sending the crackle of gun-
fire and the booms of artillery strikes across the
city. The clashes spread Wednesday from the
Hassaba neighborhood where tribesmen have
seized more than a dozen government buildings,
to new areas.
The clashes forced Talal Hazza to crowd into
a neighbor’s basement with 20 others, half of
them children.
“We are suffering and living through trying
days,” Hazza told the Associated Press. “It
wears you out because the shells fall on us like
rain, especially at night.”
The explosions terrify the children, and only
the men go out for food, Hazza said. They have
to venture out daily because the area has had no
electricity for two days, meaning there is no
way refrigerate food.
“We can hear explosions outside, but we are
afraid to go up and look because they are very
close,” he said.
Scores killed in deadly
Yemen street battles
Ali Abdullah
None hurt in Libyan car bombing
BENGHAZI, Libya — A car exploded
Wednesday in front of a hotel where foreign
diplomats and journalists stay while visiting
Benghazi, a rare attack in the Libyan rebels’
de facto capital.
Jalal el-Gallal, a rebel spokesman, said the
blast in the parking lot of the Tibesti Hotel in
central Benghazi caused no injuries or deaths.
The burning car sent plumes of black smoke
into the air.
The regime, which has suffered a series of
diplomatic setbacks in recent weeks, suffered
another blow Wednesday when Gadhafi’s oil
minister appeared in Rome and confirmed he
had defected.
Opponents of the Gadhafi regime rose up
against the Libyan dictator in mid-February,
and have wrested control of the eastern half of
the north African country.
European food outbreak
soars; mystery deepens
BERLIN — The number of people hit by a
massive European outbreak of foodborne bac-
terial infections is one third higher than previ-
ously known and a stunningly high number of
patients suffer from a potentially deadly com-
plication than can shut down their kidneys, offi-
cials said Wednesday.
The death toll rose to 17, with German
authorities reporting that an 84-year-old
woman with the complication had died on
Medical authorities appeared no closer to
discovering either the source of the infection or
the mystery at the heart of the outbreak: why
the unusual strain of the E. coli bacteria appears
to be causing so many cases of hemolytic ure-
mic syndrome, which attacks the kidneys and
can cause seizures, strokes and comas.
“This particular strain we’re dealing with
now seems to be unique,” said Dr. Hilde Kruse,
program manager for food safety at WHO
Germany’s national health agency said 1,534
people in the country had been infected by
EHEC, a particularly deadly strain of the com-
mon bacteria found in the digestive systems of
cows, humans and other mammals. The Robert
Koch Institute had reported 1,169 a day earlier.
The outbreak has hit at least nine European
countries but virtually all of the sick people
either live in Germany or recently traveled
World Briefs
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Kim Cook
Choosing a room to function as a home gym or personal
workout space is just as important as finding the right equip-
ment. The key is to make the space inviting, experts say.
“Paint’s inexpensive, but it can really make a difference,”
says Ruth Tara, a New York-based home gym designer and for-
mer trainer. “Pick a color you love that isn’t white or off-white.
Add good lighting so you can see what you’re doing.”
Put the gym in an area that will keep you active, engaged and
coming back for more.
Do you like fitness videos, or Wii? Invest in a good, well-
positioned TV, and an equally good sound system, so you can
play what will motivate you to keep exercising. Have remote
controls accessible for everything.
Then, what about that exercise gear? Experts recommend
equipment that works muscles, heart rate, flexibility and mind.
With that in mind, here are five home-gym equipment must-
You no longer need a cumbersome rack filled with different
weights. “Selectorized” dumbbells can be weight-adjusted
with just a click. Bowflex makes a popular version. Add an ab
machine and bench press if you want to get serious.
Cardio and heart rate
Portable fitness options and small accessories can help you
go the extra mile. Eric Herman, fitness category manager for
Boston-based CSN, likes Stamina’s elliptical trainer that’s
compact, lightweight, and stores easily under a desk or in a
closet. They make folding treadmills and bikes, too. Tara likes
the Bowflex/Nautilus Treadclimber. Gaiam has a fun mini-
trampoline with a handle; it comes with a 35-minute workout
DVD. And a few rounds in Wii Fit’s hula-hoop activity are
effective too.
Flexibility and balance
Resistance bands are an inexpensive, effective option for
muscle toning. Balance balls work your core; Gaiam makes
several. And for something different, consider Gaiam’s T’ai
Chi Fan Dance Kit; it includes a cloth fan and instructional
Work mind and body at the same time with music or a
favorite interactive video. Invest in a good mat, one that does-
n’t have a strong odor, and think about the color as well.
Coordinate your equipment with the hues of your workout
space. Do you work best in a bright, energizing environment,
or are you better in a calming, Zen-like atmosphere? Hang
some mirrors and motivational images to inspire you.
A non-slip, cushioned surface underfoot is essential. Give
yourself enough space to extend your arms and legs without
winging the vases off the tables. Position a phone nearby for
emergencies. Prepare a portable first aid box, with gel ice and
Band-Aids. And make sure any moving equipment you buy
has an auto-stop safeguard.
Dedicating a room with a full array of gym equipment and
probably a new floor will run from $1,500 to more than
$20,000. While a simple gym can be set up in a 10-by-12-foot
extra room, many people will turn over half of a renovated
Home gyms must be fun, functional
New weight systems,top,allow users to get a variety of weights
on one dumbbell. Next-generation video game
consoles and games,above,can be used to inject some fun into
a home gym workout.
See GYM, Page 19
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Sean O’Driscoll
SAN FRANCISCO — On the roof
of the Glide Memorial Church here,
gardeners use wine boxes and coconut
cores. In Philadelphia, they plant
between the roofs of row houses. In
New York City, one homeowner
installed steel beams.
As more people turn to roof gardens
to grow their own food, they are com-
ing up with all kinds of ways to keep
those plots light, and avoid roof sag-
ging and cave-ins.
“Weight is a huge factor,” says
Josephine Quiocho, a project organiz-
er at Graze The Roof, a community
garden that grows spinach, mustard,
kale, sweat peas and other crops on
Glide Memorial’s roof.
Graze The Roof has perfected an
ultra-light “soil” that includes coconut
core and perlite, a volcanic mineral
that aerates plants. “The coconut core
allows more air into the soil, lightens
it up and helps trap moisture. We
don’t need heavy, water-clogged soil
that can weigh on your roof,”
Quiocho says.
The Glide Memorial farmers grow
their crops in bread boxes and wine
boxes, in part because the boxes are
light, in part to show congregants that
they can grow plants in containers
found around the house.
In New York, Lize Mogel took a
structural approach: She had five steel
beams constructed under her roof so
she could begin planting a roof farm
later this year. Mogel, an artist who
has grown roof crops for years,
always dreamed of having a full roof
“I had to do renovations anyway, so
I spoke to the architect and it didn’t
cost that much more to reinforce the
roof,” she says. “Because the steel
beams will be attached directly to the
gratings on which I’ll grow the crops,
the gratings can take a massively
heavy load. I could raise elephants up
there if I want.”
For urban farmers with weaker
roofs, shaving off every pound of
extra weight is a hobby in itself.
Jay Sand, a coordinator with the
Philadelphia Rooftop Farm, is work-
ing with “farmers who want to be
architects and architects who want to
be farmers” to transform the city’s
roofs. After many hours of study,
Sand and his group focused on
expanding cooperative efforts across
Philadelphia’s famous row houses.
“We decided not to grow on twin
roofs, where one brick wall is
shared between two houses. For the
next growing season, we’re focused
on row houses with two brick walls
between houses. They are absolute-
ly perfect because you can hold a lot
of support,” says Sand, a music
His group is now talking to block
captains and resident groups to get
more people involved this year.
“I use a light wooden platform to
grow my own crops,” says Sand. “If
we want to expand the project, we’d
like to spread loads between peo-
ple’s roofs.”
In Chicago, Heidi Hough, who co-
writes a blog for rooftop farmers
c a l l e d, has
turned her passion for urban agricul-
ture into a search for the perfect light-
weight roof garden.
Above her home, she grows plants
on wooden platforms, which helps
take pressure off the roof. A local hot-
dog factory also gives her plastic pick-
le barrels which she “recycles and
upcycles” to make planters for vegeta-
bles. Hough and some friends have
developed an irrigation system that
requires little soil and water, vastly
reducing the weight of the farm.
“You can buy very good, light-
weight irrigation boxes, but we just
looked around and copied the system
with our own material,” she says.
Hough grows her plants with one 5-
gallon bucket planted inside another,
minimizing the amount of water used
and reducing the weight on the roof.
She uses lightweight peat moss and
vermiculite, a mineral often used in
soil-less gardens.
Because roof farmers only use as
much water as they need, they have to
be wary of evaporation.
Hough uses a plastic covering over
her peat-moss mix to stop evaporation,
while Johanne Daoust, a Toronto roof
farmer, uses “shade cloths” she spot-
ted for sale while traveling in China.
The cloths block the sun while allow-
ing a free flow of air to the plants.
Roof gardeners keep things light
Roof gardeners fight a constant battle against weighing down the roof,
causing sagging and cave-ins.
By Lee Reich
Rumor has it the place to grow
sweet corn is in a farm field.
Backyard gardens, the reasoning
goes, generally are not large enough
to make the harvest worth it, and
pollination problems are likely with
small plantings.
Well, ‘tain’t necessarily so. By
choosing varieties with care, provid-
ing good growing conditions and
using a few special tricks, you can
harvest one ear of the best-tasting
corn imaginable for each square
foot planted.
Variety selection is important for
scrumptious sweet corn. If space is
at a premium, grow varieties —
Golden Midget, Earlivee and
Quickie, for example — that ripen
quickly and have shorter stalks.
But also choose varieties for fla-
vor. Yellow corns generally have
“cornier” flavor, white corns a purer
sweetness. Varieties such as Honey
& Cream and Bodacious pack both
yellow and white kernels into each
of their ears. My favorite? Golden
Space considerations
No need for garden space to be
devoted only to corn. Before the
corn goes in, while temperatures
were still cool, you could have
planted radishes, leaf lettuce,
spinach, arugula and other quick
maturing vegetables that enjoy cool
weather. At the other end of the sea-
son, after corn harvest, you could
plant bush beans, late cabbage or
broccoli, as well as the vegetables
mentioned to precede corn.
Getting corn in and out of the
ground fast frees space for other
vegetables. Corn varieties that
mature quickly are one way to do
this, but avoid growing only early
maturing varieties because their fla-
vor generally is not as good as that
of longer ripening varieties.
You also could get your corn in
and out quicker by planting seeds in
3-inch pots, and letting plants spend
three to four weeks growing in those
pots rather than taking up space out
in the garden.
Easy going
Corn is a hungry plant that needs
rich, moist soil and at least six hours
per day of sunlight. Close planting
without attention to soil and water
results in nubbins rather than
plump, well-filled ears. So add plen-
ty of compost to the soil along with
Sweet corn is not just for farms
See CORN, Page 19
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
a high nitrogen fertilizer, such as 2
pounds of soybean meal per hun-
dred square feet.
For close planting, grow corn in
double rows of “hills,” a hill being a
cluster of three or four plants. Hills
ensure good pollination. Space each
row of that double row 2 feet apart,
with 2 feet between hills. You won’t
be able to walk between the double
row, but you can harvest from each
side. If you garden in beds, just
plant two or more rows of hills
down the length of each of your
Once up and growing, corn needs
little but regular care. Keep weeds at
bay with shallow hoeing or by
smothering them beneath a thick
mulch of some organic material
such as leaves, straw or compost.
Mulch also conserves water, which
you should supplement during dry
spells so that plants receive the
equivalent of about an inch of water
per week. Measure water from a
sprinkler or rainfall into a straight
sided container, such as a coffee
Avoid “worms” that sometimes
burrow into the tips of the ears by
cutting off the silks as soon as they
start to dry, or by putting a few
drops of vegetable oil on those silks.
Or do nothing, and just break off the
wormy tip before you eat the corn.
Take a bite
Two to three months after plant-
ing comes your reward. Timely har-
vest is all-important for the best-
tasting sweet corn. Start your count-
down when silks first show at the
tips of the ears; expect to eat those
ears about 3 weeks later.
When ready for harvest, an ear
looks and feels full, and its silks
have browned but are not yet brittle.
If you are inexperienced at harvest-
ing corn, pull back the husk to
check that the kernels are plump and
ooze a milky juice when pressed
with a fingernail.
Pull down on a ripe ear to rip it
from its stalk, then take a bite right
away or bring it to the kitchen for
cooking. Either way, each bite will
be a reminder that sweet corn is
worth growing in the backyard.
Continued from page 17
By Kim Cook
Writer Jean Cocteau once mused, “I
love cats because I enjoy my home; lit-
tle by little, they become its visible
soul.” Dog owners feel the same way.
The downside of sharing our homes
with pets, of course, is dirt, hair and
odors. How to keep things chic and
clean and still have room for Spot?
Designers and manufacturers offer
some ideas.
Liz Levin’s experience with her own
menagerie of kids and pets led her to
launch a design service, Liz Levin
Nesting. Her advice? Color-coordinate
with your pets.
“Flying fur’s a reality. Unless you’re
prepared to stand guard with your vac-
uum 24/7, choose a color that blends
with your pet. If you have a black Lab,
for the sake of your sanity, don’t pick a
cream-colored sofa,” she says.
Cats’ independent streak makes
them difficult to train; better to just
work around them. “Floor lamps with
heavy bases. Glass tops for fragile fin-
ishes. And a good scratching post!” she
Pets sleep a lot during the day —
dogs about 13 hours, cats several more
— so bedding is key.
“Most dogs like to stretch out on rec-
tangular beds that keep their shape,
with defined edges for hanging one’s
head over,” says Julia Szabo, author of
“Pretty Pet-Friendly: Easy Ways to
Keep Spot’s Digs Stylish and Spotless”
(Howell, 2009).
She recommends a polar-fleece,
futon-style bed by Bowser “that’s tuft-
ed, so the insides don’t shift.
Burrowing dogs, such as dachshunds,
should have a small blanket they can
snuggle under. Cats prefer a round con-
cave nest.”
Pet beds should be placed away
from drafty, high-traffic zones, which
can disrupt rest and lead to health prob-
William Wegman, the photographer
best known for Weimaraner portraits,
has designed a fun line of illustrated
fabrics for pet beds. The Crypton mate-
rial is resistant to stains and odor.
Crypton carpeting is in the works,
TempurPedic makes a great bed for
older, arthritic dogs. Put a Throver over
the top to protect the cover; it’s a stain-
repellent, two-sided blanket that dou-
bles as a furniture cover.
Cool Bed III is a refillable waterbed
for dogs. Bowser’s Buttercup
microfiber and fleece cat nest has a
drawstring to close it up snugly.
Want your pet’s bed to blend into
your decor? Consider the Hardwood
Hideaway, a side table with a door
that opens to a sleeping spot. Place it
next to your bed or the living-room
sofa; the door can be adjusted to allow
pets independent access, and the piece
is available in several finishes.
Bowser’s Moderno chair is a con-
temporary, upholstered chair that
looks like a miniature Corbusier. Max
Comfort’s Gustavo pet sofa is a styl-
ish lounger complete with memory
foam mattress.
Cats, privacy seekers always, might
love one of the chic, spacey looking
“pods” from Hepper Home. And
Merry Products’ “Atmosphere” is a
groovy bamboo sphere cradling a
polyester cushion.
Szabo says floor maintenance is
another priority. Elevate your pets’
food dishes if you can, for easier eating
and less mess. has a
number of contemporary and classic
dish styles. They also stock rubber
mats in different styles and sizes.
Cats tend to prefer a wide, shallow
dish that accommodates sensitive
whiskers; has a
smart recycled glass one.
How to maintain pets and your home
See PETS, Page 19
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
basement — perhaps 20-by-20 feet
— to a workout area.
“People may splurge on an ellipti-
cal or a treadmill, and then a year
later, they’ll add more equipment as
they’ve proven to themselves that
they’re serious about working out,”
notes Herman.
Tara has done some large and
elaborate home gyms, complete
with remote lighting and sound, tilt-
mounted TVs, climate control and a
steam room. Fridges, ballet bars and
color-matched equipment are often
For a typical home, she advises
putting the workout area “where you
like to spend your time. Better to put
it in a corner of the living room than
in the bedroom — that’s where you
go to sleep.”
She also advises against ordering
a complicated, multi-component
piece from an infomercial. “Eight
cartons show up with 3,000 pieces
you have to put together. Once
assembled, they’re often too big for
the space, too complicated, and
noisy.” Try out equipment in fitness
or sporting goods stores; read online
If you’re strapped for both cash
and space, a mat, some weights and
a couple of towels will do, says
Tara. “Just get yourself moving. You
don’t need all the gizmos. There are
24-hour fitness channels on TV.
Invite a friend over. The goal’s to
stave off boredom so you keep exer-
Continued from page 16
Moppable surfaces like wood, bam-
boo and tile work best — stick to light-
toned woods to hide scratches. Carpet
is necessary if you live in an apartment
where the clicking of claws may dis-
turb neighbors. Try Flor’s carpet tiles:
They’re easy to vacuum, lift up to wash
or replace, and won’t damage the floor.
Choose vinyl flooring that doesn’t off-
gas VOCs; some pets, and people, are
chemical sensitive.
Indeed, it’s best to stay away from
highly perfumed pet products altogeth-
er. Remember that animals have keen
smell receptors. Clean pet areas with
green products that have little or no
scent (such as Sun & Earth or Earth
Friendly Products), and for fabrics, try
Get Serious, a stain and odor extractor
that many pet owners swear by.
Get creative about where you store
the treats and gear. Look for clear jars
(so you can track contents) with lock-
ing lids; attractive baskets; and wash-
able storage totes that coordinate with
room decor.
Szabo, who writes a Pets column for
The New York Post, notes several new
technologies to help keep pets safe.
General Motors is developing an alarm
that will sound if you leave a pet or
child in the car, she says. She also likes
the PetFinder, from FinderProducts:
“It’s a high-tech ID tag system that
could help reunite you with Spot if s/he
ever becomes lost.”
Continued from page 18
in the military. The federal legisla-
tion stalled in Congress last year but
backers have indicated they will try
The state Assembly approved the
other half of the package last month,
allowing illegal immigrant students
to receive private financial aid. That
bill drew extensive debate on the
floor; Wednesday’s debate was
more muted and limited as the
Assembly raced through a long cal-
endar to meet legislative deadlines
this week.
Critics argued that AB 131 would
encourage more illegal immigration
and cut the education funding avail-
able for citizens. They contend that
it makes no sense to educate immi-
grants for jobs they would not legal-
ly be permitted to hold.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-
Twin Peaks, who has made immi-
gration one of his legislative priori-
ties, argued that a large number of
Internet searches for information on
the bill came from China.
“If you offer a benefit, people will
come,” he said. “Do we want to
have a lot more people coming here
Supporters of the bill have argued
that students shouldn’t be punished
because their parents decided to
enter the United States illegally, and
that educated immigrants would be
ready to join the work force once
comprehensive immigration
reforms are approved.
If approved by the Senate and
signed by the governor, AB 131
would take effect July 1, 2012. The
bill would expand eligibility for
state-administered financial aid to
qualified immigrant students who
have attended a California second-
ary school for at least three years,
including one year of high school.
The measure includes restrictions
intended to make sure the number of
student awards for legal California
residents doesn’t shrink, and limits
the award of competitive Cal Grant
funds to immigrants. Applications
for competitive Cal Grants already
exceed the amount of money avail-
able, so it’s unlikely that immigrant
students would have a chance for
But other aid and program
changes would add at least an esti-
mated $14 million in General Fund
costs and could change the mix of
students who receive institutional
aid from the University of
California and California State
University systems, and the
amounts they receive.
Continued from page 1
The days when people swapped
out heavy velvet drapes for lighter,
more translucent ones come spring
are gone — window treatments are
too expensive for many of us to
have multiple sets of draperies.
But there are other ways to use
your windows to mark the change
of season.
Here are some tips:
• Clean.
Wash your windows to remove
winter’s grime. Clean windows on a
cloudy day or when they’re in the
shade, starting from the top and using
a damp squeegee blade to wipe off
cleaner, Consumer Reports advised.
Clean the window coverings, too.
For curtains and drapes, use a soft
brush or dusting attachment to a vac-
uum cleaner. “Set on reduced suction
to prevent fabric from being drawn
into the nozzle,” the magazine said.
Screens also should be cleaned.
• Consider switching to lighter
window treatments.
Fabrics help determine the feel of a
room. If you have storage space,
heavy, dark drapes can be taken down
for spring and summer and stored.
• Or, if you want to keep your
drapes up all year, consider:
Layering window treatments is one
way to make them work all year.
Sheers, blinds or shades layered
underneath those heavy drapes will
let light in yet still provide privacy.
Open the drapes and let the sun shine in
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Online Job Searching. 10 a.m. Half
Moon Bay Community College Lab,
225 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon
Bay. Come and learn how to conduct
effective searches and locate and use
the available online job market infor-
mation, career outlook projections,
vocational training resources and local
job fair and employment listings on
the web. Free. For more information
call 726-2316.
Constitutionality and Limited
Government: My Liberty. American
Legion Hall, 130 S. Blvd. San Mateo.
For more information call 499-0088.
Inshallah Film Screening and
Discussion. 6:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s
Lutheran Church, 1501 S. El Camino,
San Mateo. Join us for a screening and
discussion of Inshallah, a documen-
tary about Gazans living under siege,
with film director Maurice Jacobsen.
Free. For more information contact
Hitch. 8:45 p.m. Downtown, 2200
Broadway, Redwood City. Most guys
just don’t understand women. That’s
where Alex Hitchins, aka Hitch, steps
in to help the common man become a
smooth operator. For more informa-
tion call (541) 708-0358.
Friends of the Millbrae Library
Twice Yearly Big Book and Media
Sale. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Millbrae
Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Sale
continues until Sunday, June 5. For
more information visit millbraeli-
Hello Ocean. 11 a.m. San Mateo
County History Museum, 2200
Broadway, Redwood City. A story
about a young girl’s day, relating her
experiences at the ocean to her five
senses. Association members free,
under 5 free, general $3-$5. For more
information call 299-0104.
AARP/Belmont Senior Club Bingo.
1 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and
Community Center, 20 Twin Pines
Lane, Belmont. $1 per Bingo card. For
more information call 595-7444.
Pacific Art League’s June Opening
and Reception. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St.,
Palo Alto. The opening reception to
celebrate talented artists and
see their works. For more information
e m a i l
Handful of Lovin’-Indie Rock. 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. 2200 Broadway,
Redwood City. A rock quartet featur-
ing a rocking classically trained vio-
linist. For more information call (541)
Peace, Love, Festival. 6 p.m. to 10
p.m. St. Pius Parish, 1100 Woodside
Road, Redwood City. Bring the entire
family for a day of professionally run
rides or test your luck at numerous
activities. Free. For more information
v i s i t
High Release Dance presents
‘Nexus.’ 8 p.m. Cubberley Theatre,
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Palo-Alto based dance company High
Release Dance presents a series of new
works in a variety of style drawn from
personal and emotional experiences of
the dancers involved. $15 in advance,
$20 at the door. For more information
Drum, Dance, Chill. 8 p.m. Yoga at
Change, 400 Ben Franklin Court, San
Mateo. Donations are welcome. For
more information call 340-9642.
Pride and Joy. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209
Broadway, Redwood City. Come and
see party band, Pride and Joy, perform
as they present timeless pop and soul
music that pulls the audience directly
into the heart of their performance.
$18 advance, $20 door. For more
information contact jennifer@danc-
The 40th Annual Foster City Arts
and Wine Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Leo J. Ryan Park, Foster City (Corner
of East Hillsdale Boulevard and Shell
Boulevard). Free parking and free
admission. For more information call
Friends of the Millbrae Library
Twice Yearly Big Book and Media
Sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Millbrae Library,
1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Sale contin-
ues until Sunday, June 5. For more
information visit millbraeli-
Installation Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.
Viva La Vita, 788 Laurel, San Carlos.
The Leadership team and other elected
officers will be installed. $27 includ-
ing tax and tip. For more information
call 592-5822.
Taste of Pacifica Event. Noon to 3
p.m. Nick’s Restaurant, 100
Rockaway Beach, Pacifica. More than
14 local restaurants will be showcased,
each providing a sampling of their
culinary cuisine. $35 in advance and
$40 at the door. For more information
go to
Laura Cunningham Book Signing. 1
p.m. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
Local author and artist/naturalist
Laura Cunningham discusses her lat-
est book, A State of Change: Forgotten
Landscapes of California. $3-$5. For
more information call 299-0104.
Opera San Jose. 6 p.m. Hope Insite,
2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
Principal artists from the Opera San
José resident company will present a
concert highlighting some of the great-
est arias and ensembles in opera reper-
toire from Mozart to Puccini. For more
information call 780-7340.
Sewing Circle. 7 p.m. Yoga at
Change, 400 Ben Franklin Ct., San
Mateo. Come and finish your unfin-
ished objects together. Free. For more
information call 340-9642.
Pirates’ Ball. 7 p.m. San Mateo
Masonic Lodge Ballroom, 100 N.
Ellsworth Ave., San Mateo. After a
vintage ballroom dance lesson, music
ensemble Bangers & Mash will play
an evening of waltzes, polkas and
other dances. Historical costumes
admired but not required. $15 in
advance (by May 28), $20 at the door.
For more information go to
High Release Dance presents
‘Nexus.’ 8 p.m. Cubberley Theatre,
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Palo-Alto based dance company High
Release Dance presents a series of new
works in a variety of style drawn from
personal and emotional experiences of
the dancers involved. $15 in advance,
$20 at the door. For more information
go to
Downtown San Mateo Farmers’
Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wells Fargo
Parking Lot, Fifth Avenue and San
Mateo Drive, San Mateo. Continues
every Sunday until Nov. 20. For more
information go to
Transit Corridors Plan Information
Booth. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Mateo
Ave. at Jenevein, San Bruno. Stob by
the City information booth to find out
the latest about the Transit Corridors
Plan’s new vision for Downtown San
Bruno and the areas surrounding the
future Caltrain Station. For more
information go to
The 40th Annual Foster City Arts
and Wine Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Leo J. Ryan Park, Foster City (Corner
of East Hillsdale Boulevard and Shell
Boulevard). Free parking and free
admission. For more information call
Aesthetic Pruning with Chris
Ingram, ISA Certified Arborist and
Professional Aesthetic Pruner. 1
p.m. to 3 p.m., Kohl Pumphouse in
San Mateo Central Park. Ingram will
talk about basic tree biology, princi-
ples and techniques of aesthetic prun-
ing and also about the mystery and
magic of trees and the role they play in
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continued with leadership and worked
with groups that reached out to younger
children to prepare them for middle
It was in sixth grade that Shum began
a long career in athletics. She joined bas-
ketball because, well, it wasn’t really a
girlie or a guy sport.
“I was always the worst player on the
best team,” she said.
At the same time, Shum began running
short distance events for track.
At South San Francisco High School,
Shum mixed up her sporting events. She
stayed with track through junior year but
dropped basketball for tennis. Never
having played before, she gave tennis a
try and enjoyed playing doubles. Shum
ended high school as captain of her team.
At the city’s annual Day in the Park
event, Shum saw a booth that caught her
eye — police explorers. The volunteer
program introduces youth to local police
departments. A nine-weekend training
program taught Shum first aid, CPR and
how to shoot a gun. Throughout high
school, Shum remained with the organi-
zation, which requires 10 hours of volun-
teer service a month. The explorers also
work community event like the Easter
egg hunt or when Santa comes to visit
and have a chance to take ride-a-longs.
Over the four years, Shum also had a
chance to attend a four-day leadership
camp over the summer. She began help-
ing to run the volunteer training and
recently earned the highest designation
— lieutenant — given to the young vol-
“She’s a great gal; a very responsible,
very smart kid,” said Sgt. Joni Lee, who
oversees the police explorers program.
Shum joined Mock Trial during her
sophomore year. Shum had long thought
of one day becoming a lawyer. Acting as
the prosecution for three years, Shum
enjoyed working in a courtroom and
being challenged to think on her feet.
Junior year added clubs to Shum’s
already busy schedule. She joined Math
Club, the Filipino American Club and
the California Scholarship Federation. It
wasn’t until senior year that Shum’s
schedule opened up and allowed her to
once again join student government as
the associated student body secretary.
She also decided to audition for the
spring musical, “You’re a Good Man,
Charlie Brown,” rather than continue
with track. The gamble paid off for
Shum, who was cast as Lucy. The per-
formance made Shum realize how sup-
portive her family and friends were as
many were in the audience during the
three days of performances.
“It was a good way to end the year,”
she said.
Where to go to school next year was a
difficult choice for Shum who was decid-
ing between the University of California
at Berkeley and the University of
California at Los Angeles. Although
there’s a bit of a family history with
Berkeley, Shum choose to head south
and study business or economics with a
larger goal of going to law school. She’s
leaning toward criminal law. Along the
way, she hopes to find a way to be
involved with either musicals or public
Great Grads is in its sixth year profil-
ing 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.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105.
Continued from page 1
Age: 18
City of resi-
dence: South
Plans after
high school:
If college,
what’s your
major: Business
or economics
What was your favorite subject
in high school: English
What will you miss most about
high school: The small atmos-
phere, the easy access to all the
faculty and the simplicity of it.
What is the biggest life lesson
you’ve learned thus far in life: Al-
ways try new things because you
never know.
Veronica Shum
has now applied for the proper permit
that allows entertainment and recreation
on the farm.
The county’s planning department has
decided after reviewing the case that
Arata can indeed continue to operate its
maze and other attractions but only if it
meets certain conditions, said Tiare
Pena, with the county’s planning depart-
To keep operating the hay maze,
Gounalakis will have to greatly reduce
its size, limit the hours of operation and
confine all parking on the farm’s prem-
ises — perhaps the biggest restriction,
Pena said. The farm is a little less than
nine acres and the hay maze takes up
about a quarter of it when completed.
During the farm’s peak season, parked
cars stretch down Verde Road and onto
Highway 1 for almost a mile,
Gounalakis said.
The San Mateo Planning Commission
will meet June 8 to decide whether to
approve the permits.
Gounalakis will have to get a handle
of the parking to keep the maze open,
Pena said. If the permits are approved,
the county will monitor the farm to
ensure it meets the conditions, she said.
Gounalakis has also kept the farm
open until late over the years and
requested the county to allow the farm to
operate until 11 p.m. every day.
The county, however, will only permit
the farm to stay open until 6 p.m. during
the week and 9 p.m. on Saturdays. In
October, however, the county will per-
mit the farm to stay open until 7 p.m.
during the week and 11 p.m. on
Saturdays, Pena said.
The massive stack of hay bales, cov-
ered in black tarps in the offseason, will
also have to be broken down and no
flashing lights will be allowed, Pena
Gounalakis grows pumpkins, straw-
berries and corn on the farm, land the
county considers to be “prime” soil.
Entertainment uses on the land should
be “secondary,” Pena said.
But growing pumpkins is not enough
to sustain the farm, Gounalakis said.
“We have found a unique way to stay
in business,” he said.
The farm has a petting zoo, gladiator
battles, pony rides and other attractions
and hosts school field trips in the fall.
The maze idea, however, was dreamt up
to attract those hard-to-please teenagers,
Gounalakis said.
“They make a game of it and it gets
competitive. They try to beat their times
so we make it a real challenge,” he said.
“Teens actually drag their parents here.”
Gounalakis, who is Greek, also adds
Greek mythology touches throughout
the farm to add an educational aspect to
the experience.
Currently, Gounalakis and his staff are
constructing a giant replica of Rome’s
Colosseum out of hay bales in the center
of the farm.
Most of the farm, however, is devoted
to agriculture, he said.
“People should be allowed to have fun
and that is what this is,” Gounalakis
said. “We’ve had to do what we’ve had
to do to keep this place from failing.”
If the county Planning Commission
denies the permit June 8, Gounalakis
can appeal the decision to the county
Board of Supervisors and then ultimate-
ly the California Coastal Commission,
Pena said.
The farm first opened in 1932.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: sil- or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106.
Continued from page 1
technical services. Manufacturing sends
away the largest number of jobs, the
equivalent of 2.3 percent of local jobs,
while bringing back just 1.3 percent.
Manufacturing is also key to employment
growth through expansions but it does not
exceed the number of dying businesses.
Business startups are a significant factor
in the county economy, averaging about
10 percent of the existing number of estab-
lishments. The figure is below the state
and Bay Area average but still high for the
county. The county is also a large draw for
venture capital funding, exceeded only by
Santa Clara County in 2010.
The analysis is a different approach to
understanding the county because the
findings can be used to track the hows and
whys of labor forces whereas U.S. Census
figures don’t take reasons into considera-
tion, Foust said.
For instance, the county’s churn rate
would typically be considered high but
in San Mateo County it proves the
assumption the county is dynamic and
heavy with innovation.
“Everybody says we are but here is the
data that backs that up,” she said.
Understanding the county’s economy
also tells the story of who it is and what it
has to offer business looking for a new
home or looking to expand, she said.
“We are so much more than just the
place between San Francisco and San
Jose,” she said.
Continued from page 1
Business startups are a significant factor in
the county economy, averaging about 10 percent
of the existing number of establishments. …
The county is also a large draw for venture capital
funding, exceeded only by Santa Clara County in 2010.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
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ice of delivery of the Daily Journal six days per
week, Monday through Saturday. Experience
with newspaper delivery required. Must have
valid license and appropriate insurance coverage
to provide this service in order to be eligible.
Papers are available for pickup in San Mateo at
3:00 a.m. or San Francisco earlier.
Please apply in person Monday-Friday only, 10am
to 4pm at The Daily Journal, 800 S. Claremont St
#210, San Mateo.
110 Employment 110 Employment
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than one incorrect insertion, and its lia-
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insertion. No allowance will be made for
errors not materially affecting the value
of the ad. All error claims must be sub-
mitted within 30 days. For full advertis-
ing conditions, please ask for a Rate
105 Education/Instruction
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We deal with most educational
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Reliable, safe driver for senior citizen
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on all assignments
CALL (650)777-9000
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with excellent references to
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Good pay and
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We expect a commitment of four to
eight hours a week for at least four
months. The internship is unpaid, but
intelligent, aggressive and talented in-
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paid correspondents and full-time re-
College students or recent graduates
are encouraged to apply. Newspaper
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Please send a cover letter describing
your interest in newspapers, a resume
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Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
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.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to:
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110 Employment
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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 503347
Petitioner, Thein Hlaing filed a petition
with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
a. Present name: Thein Hlaing
a. Proposed name: Kelvin Anthony Khoo
b. Present name: Daw Shu Ti
b. Proposed name: Melissa Stella Khoo
c. Present name: Khin Min Min Myat
c. Proposed name: Karen Brittney Khoo
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on July 8, 2011
at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 05/25/2011
/s/ Beth Freeman /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 05/23/2011
(Published 06/02/22, 06/09/11, 06/16/11,
The San Mateo-Foster City
School District will hold a
public hearing on the pro-
posed budget for fiscal
year 2011-12 on Thursday,
June 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
at the San Mateo-Foster
City School District Office,
located at 1170 Chess
Drive, Foster City, Califor-
nia. A copy of the proposed
budget will be available for
public examination at the
San Mateo-Foster City
School District Office at the
above location from June
13, 2011 through June 16,
2011 between the hours of
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any
taxpayer directly affected
by the San Mateo-Foster
City School District Budget
may appear before the San
Mateo-Foster City School
District Board of Trustees
and speak to the proposed
budget or any item therein.
The following person is doing business
as: Beat Esens Productions, 139 Lucca
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Eric Grivas, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Eric Grivas /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/26/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/12/11, 05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at
East Palo Alto, 2050 University Ave.,
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: DTRS
Palo Alto, LLC, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Limited Liability Company.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 03/11/2011.
/s/ Robert Britt /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/28/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/12/11, 05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Sphere Int’l Trading Co., 884 Gellert
Blvd., DALY CITY, CA 94015 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Jaime
S. Montero, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Jaime S. Montero /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/13/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/12/11, 05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11).
The following person is doing business
as: (1)Landmark Real Estate Services, 2)
Landmark Properties, (3)Landmark
Lending Group, (4)Landmark Real Estate
and Lending Services, (5)Dounya Interi-
ors, 800 S. B St., Ste. 100, San Mateo,
CA 94401 is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owner: Amid Investments, Inc.,
CA. The business is conducted by a Cor-
poration. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Ibrahim Matar /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/11/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/12/11, 05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: BMW Motorsport Haus, 310 7th
Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby
registered by the following owners: Rocio
Punzalan & Rommel Punzalan, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by
Husband & Wife. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Rommel Punzalan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/04/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/12/11, 05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Iglesia Restauracion Roca Fuerte,
1300 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame,
CA 94010 is hereby registered by the
following owner: Iglesia Restauracion
Roca Fuerte, 123 20th St., Richmond,
CA 94801. The business is conducted
by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 05/09/2011.
/s/ Juan Carlos Arce /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/11/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/12/11, 05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Memory Photo Gallery Inc., 317 El
Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Memory Photo Gallery Inc., CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Bai Long Guan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/12/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11, 06/09/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Maria’s Party Supply, 916 S. El Dora-
do Street, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
62742, Limited, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on
/s/ Maria Ramirez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/09/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11, 06/09/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Intrinsic Design, 530 Oak Grove Ave-
nue, Suite 201, MENLO PARK, CA
94025 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Intrinsic, Inc., CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 04/01/1999.
/s/ Amanda M. Tevis /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/13/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11, 06/09/11).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as:Yerba Buena Medical Center,
1041 Old County Rd., BELMONT, CA
94002 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: Justin Greco and Douglas
Ramirezalfaro, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by a General Partner-
ship. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Justin Greco /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/12/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/19/11, 05/26/11, 06/02/11, 06/09/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Sean’s Laundromat, 435 Grand Ave.
Suite C, So. San Francisco, CA 94080 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
John R. Penna, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on
/s/ John R. Penna /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/19/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/26/11, 06/02/11, 06/09/11, 06/16/11).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: J1 Industries, 2300 Westborough
Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Joey Kwan, 3027 Mariposa Dr.,
Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Joey Kwan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 04/28/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/26/11, 06/02/11, 06/09/11, 06/16/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Westside Concrete Materials, 755
Stocton Ave., SAN JOSE, CA 95126 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Curt M. Lindeman /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/23/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/26/11, 06/02/11, 06/09/11, 06/16/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Maranghi, 1016 Balboa Ave., Burlin-
game, CA 94010 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Giancarlo Maranghi,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 05/25/2011.
/s/ Giancarlo Maranghi /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/25/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
05/26/11, 06/02/11, 06/09/11, 06/16/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Angelcity Shop, 321 Second Ave.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Xue Xia
Huang, 10 Como Ave., Daly City, CA,
94014. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Xue Xia Huang /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/04/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
06/02/11, 06/09/11, 06/16/11, 06/23/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Michelle Nicole Photography, 192
Kristin Court, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Michelle Nicole Ng, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 05/01/2011.
/s/ Michelle Nicole Ng /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/10/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
06/02/11, 06/09/11, 06/16/11, 06/23/11).
The following person is doing business
as: 1)Discover Silicon Valley, 2)Explore
Silicon Valley, 3)Explore the Peninsula,
617 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 213, Redwood
City, CA 94063 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Explore Publishing,
Inc., CA. The business is conducted by
a Corporation. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 07/28/1997.
/s/ Rita Vanderaa /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 05/04/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
06/02/11, 06/09/11, 06/16/11, 06/23/11).
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. Gener-
ous reward! 650-345-1700
LOST: Center cap from wheel of Cadil-
lac. 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.
295 Art
Painting 12"X16" signed original made of
paper bark, gebung, lichens, $100
296 Appliances
AIR CONDITIONER - slider model for
narrow windows, 10k BTU, excellent
condition, $100., (650)212-7020
cellent cond., used only 1 month. $90.
BTU. excellent cond. $40. (650)591-6283
CHANDELIER NEW 4 lights $30.
CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all.
ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric
heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621
GAS STOVE - great condition, clean
ready to use. $99., (650)583-4874
PORTABLE GE Dishwasher, excellent
condition SOLD!
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
RCA VACUUM tube manual '42 $25.
296 Appliances
SANYO MICROWAVE - white, many
features, $30., (650)290-1960
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse
power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393
VACUUM CLEANER $50 (650)367-1350
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$40. (650)878-9542
VACUUM CLEANER Oreck-cannister
type $40., (650)637-8244
VACUUM CLEANER small with all at-
tachments for cars $30 San Mateo
297 Bicycles
BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26”, $75. obo
GIRL'S BIKE HUFFY Purple 6-speed
good cond. $35 - Angela (650)269-3712
298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head" See:
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,
Army shirtl, long sleeves, with pockets.
XL $15 each (408)249-3858
ful, large-size, can fit two people under-
neath. $20 (650)867-2720
BAY MEADOWS bag & umbrella -
$15.each, (650)345-1111
BEETLE FAN London Pauadium
Royal Command performance '63 poster
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
ELVIS PRESLEY poster book $20.,
GLASSES 6 sets redskins, good condi-
tion never used $12./all. (650)345-1111
JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Ri-
chard (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 Ce-
peda $10., (650)692-3260
PHOTO - 8 x 10 signed photo of Gaylord
Perry $10., (650)692-3260
PHOTO - 8x10 signed retirement book of
Joe Montana $39 Authenicated,
POSTER - framed photo of President
Wilson and Chinese Junk $25 cash,
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
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Perculater Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
ANTIQUE STOOL - Rust color cushion
with lions feet, antique, $50.obo,
CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot,
solid mahogany. $300/obo.
303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
COLOR TV - Apex digital, 13”, perfect
condition, manual, remote, $70.,
COMSWITCH 3500 - used for fax, com-
puter modem, telephone answering ma-
chine, never used, $20., (650)347-5104
303 Electronics
DEWALT HEAVY duty work site radio
charger in box $100. (650)756-7878
DVD PLAYER AMW excellent condition
simple to use Sold!
ers, 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
TV, excellent working condition, easily
portable, only $19, call 650-595-3933
PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25., (650)637-
TV - Big Screen, $70., ok condition,
TV 25 inch color with remote $25. Sony
12 inch COLOR TV FOR $10 EXCEL-
LENT COND. (650)520-0619
TV SET Philips 21 inch with remote $40.,
Condition. Uses 8AA Batteries. SOLD!
VINTAGE SEARS 8465 aluminum photo
tripod + bag. Sturdy! $25 See: 650-204-0587
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
ARMOIRE CABINET - $90., (415)375-
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
solid oak, 55 X 54”, $49., SSF,
CABINET - wood, $70., (650)367-1350
CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candela-
bre base with glass shades $20.
CHEST OF drawers - $25., (415)375-
COFFEE TABLE - $60., (650)367-1350
COFFEE TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $50.,
COFFEE TABLE light brown lots of stor-
age good condition $45. (650)867-2720
COMPUTER DESK $70. (650)367-1350
DINING SET glass table with rod iron & 4
blue chairs $100/all
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
wood, great condition, glass doors, fits
large TV, 2 drawers, shelves , $100/obo.
304 Furniture
FOLDING PICNIC table - 96” x 30” with
7 folding, padded chairs, $100.,
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
LOVE SEAT beige color good condition
$55., SOLD!
MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size
$15., (650)368-3037
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 de-
sign, $20., (650)867-2720
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
SOFA- BROWN, Beautiful, New $250
TWIN BEDS - good condition, $98.
OBO, (650)583-4874
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
WAVE - .7 cu ft. , white, like new condi-
tion, $35., (808)271-3183
DINNERWARE - 30 piece set white, like
new condition, $30., (808)271-3183
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
307 Jewelry & Clothing
49ER'S JACKET 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 length-
gloves 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/em-
broidered design & sequins, $10. SOLD!
SILVER SEQUIN shirt-jacket Sz 12-14 -
very dressy, $15. SOLD!
SWEATER SET, barely worn: Macy's
black sweater set, Size M, wool w/gold
metalic stripes, $15 set. SOLD!
TOURQUOISE BLUE party dress, cov-
ered w/sequins, sz 14, $15. SOLD
Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
310 Misc. For Sale 310 Misc. For Sale
315 Wanted to Buy 315 Wanted to Buy
1 Elbows and bow
7 Floppy-eared
“Buffy the
Vampire Slayer”
11 RMN’s first veep
14 Pre-deal demand
15 Roll call response
16 Gist
17 City on the Rio
18 Plane folks?
20 Words of regret
22 Lair
23 Vodka brand that
sounds like a
24 Martial arts
26 TV’s Mrs. Peel
28 Oil holder,
31 Hawaiian coffee
32 Samaritan’s
36 Freq. performer at
37 Lauderdale
38 Bleachers sound
40 Non-Rx
43 Classic kids’
48 Good time
50 Memo starter
51 Physical, e.g.
52 Responded to a
bailiff’s request
54 Brittle cookie
57 Actress Zadora
58 Paddy Chayefsky
novel, and
literally, what the
beginnings of 20-,
32-, and 43-
Across all are
62 Piker’s nickname
63 Nailed the test
65 Earl or Lady Grey
66 Rodent control
67 Like pine pitch
68 N.C. summer hrs.
69 Africa’s Mobutu
__ Seko
70 Things on strings
1 Sidekick
2 Angels’ home
3 Off-the-wall
4 Fit to be tied, with
5 Wiesbaden wheels
6 Scare
7 Traditional Jewish
8 Assess
9 The Phantom of
the Opera
10 “__ My Shadow”:
1927 song
11 Flattering trickery
12 Excitement
13 Six-pack __
19 Had the desired
21 Some mutual
22 Soft & __:
25 __ Paulo
27 Jabber
29 Abandons at sea
30 Plum’s title, briefly
33 Postal motto word
34 Sweet Sixteen gp.
35 __ de mer
39 Catcher’s place?
40 Dictionary cousin
of arch.
41 Unsalvageable
after an accident
42 Hipster
44 Cook’s
45 “Where you book
matters” online
46 Barn ritual
47 “He’ll hae
misfortunes great
an’ __”: Burns
49 Adult silkworm
53 Some sealed
55 Arcade games
56 Took measured
59 America’s Cup
60 Poetic saga
61 Drill
62 Summer in the
64 TV host
Pennington et al.
By Ed Sessa
(c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle
308 Tools
CHAIN HOISTS- 1-TON $25. 3-Ton
$50. Both new/unused. 650 591 6283
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”,
4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
$20. (650)364-0902
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
condition, $350., (650)926-9841
gallons 5 horse power in box accesso-
ries included $65., (650)756-7878
SOCKET SET - New, 40 Piece 3/8"
drive reversible ratchet, metric/SAE, ex-
tension, case, $19., (650) 595-3933
lon stack tank air compressor $100.,
TABLE SAW 10", very good condition
$85. (650) 787-8219
309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, tape
Casio & Sharp, $30. each, (650)344-
OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111
310 Misc. For Sale
10 PIECE farberware mellennium stain-
less steel cookware set. Like new! $75.
10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each,
10 X 10 CANOPY - in bag, $50.,
310 Misc. For Sale
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 con-
dition, $38., (650)347-5104
3 LAMPS. 2 adjustable 1 table (brass)
$90 all. (808)271-3183
4 IN 1 stero unit. CD player broken.$20
5 NEEDLEPOINT sets still in package
$10/each, (650)592-2648
9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra
large, good condition, $10. each obo,
ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12.
ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10)
Norman Rockwell and others $10 each
ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full
branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712
BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie prin-
cess bride computer games $15 each,
24 5/8 inches H. New $39
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 $86 650-344-
BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry mak-
ing, $75. all, (650)676-0732
310 Misc. For Sale
orful hot air balloons, 25” x 19” enclosed
in glass wooden frame, very good condi-
tion, Burl., $11.,(650)347-5104
- excellent condition, $55., (808)271-
CAESAR STONE - Beautiful polished
gray, smooth cut edges, 26” X 36” X 3/4”
thick, great piece for many uses, $65.,
CANDLE HOLDER with angel design,
tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for
$100, now $30. (650)345-1111
DAHLIAS BEAUTIFUL hybrodized $4 /
each (20 total) 650-871-7200
DANIELLE STEELE newer books - 1
hardback $3., one paperback $1.,
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.,
$60 650-878-9542
dition $50., (650)878-9542
29"high, antique brass, folding doors,
sliding mesh screen, damper
controls. Like new. $100., (650)592-2047
used $8., (408)249-3858
GEORGE FOREMAN Grill good condi-
tion $15.
HAIR BLOWERS (2) - One Conair, one
Andis Hang Up Turbo, $15. both,
310 Misc. For Sale
HAWAIIAN STYLE silk plant. 7’ tall,
bamboo, in decorator stand, $75.,
$4/each (15 total)
back @$3. each, 3 paperback @$1.
each, (650)341-1861
KITCHEN HOOD - Black, under mount,
3 different fan speeds, $95., (650)315-
MASSAGE DEVICE with batteries $8 in
box, (650)368-3037
METAL CABINET - 4 drawers, beige
16.5 inches W x 27 3/4 H x 27 inches D.
$40., San Mateo, (650)341-5347
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
NEW WOOL afghan, colorful, hand-
made, 4x6 ft.. $25. (650)364-0902
PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant)
with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648
and burgandy, good condition, $90.,
SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes)
factory sealed $20/all. (650)207-2712
quality, cream color, $60., obo, (650)290-
SHOWER DOORS custom made 48 x 69
$70., (650)692-3260
SLUMBER REST blue heated throw,
electric, remote, $15., (650)525-1410
SONY 13” tv. Not LCD. $40 (808)271-
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
- 4 @$2.50 each, (650)341-1861
TOWELS FULL size bath towels $3 /
each (8 total) SOLD!
TRIPOD SEARS 8465 aluminum photo
tripod plus bag $25
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
in cabinet. Straight stitch with reverse,
$100., (650)493-5026
sensor $100.00 all, (650) 270-6637 after
6 p.m. only.
WHITE MARBLE piece - all natural
stone, polished face, smooth cut edges,
21” x 41” x 3/4” thick, $75., (650)347-
311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for
both. (650)342-4537
311 Musical Instruments
BALDWIN C-630 ORGAN. Very clean
$30., (650)872-6767
KEYBOARD CASIO 3 ft long $50.
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 condi-
tion $80. Call (650)375-1550.
WHITNEY PIANO - Good condition,
$1,000.obo, (650)583-4874
dition, $1800., (650)570-5315
312 Pets & Animals
BIRD CAGE 14x14x8 ecellent condition
$25 Daly City, (650)755-9833
large dog cage good condition, 2 door
with tray, $75.,(650)355-8949
name Furrarri Petmate, 31 X 21, $35.,
SSF, (650)871-7200
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
49 SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra
large $100 obo. (650)346-9992
$40., (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
new, fully lined storm flap, man's size X L
only Sold!
BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle
length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141
DENIM JACKETS Ladies (2) Small/Me-
dium, like new, $15/each,
(650)577-0604 Please leave message
A Place For Fine Hats
Sharon Heights
325 Sharon Heights Drive
Menlo Park
316 Clothes
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.,
LANE BRYANT assorted clothing. Sizes
2x-3x. 22-23 Brand new with tags.
MAN’S SUEDE-LIKE jacket, Brown.
New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211
MEN'S SHOES - New, size 10, $10.,
MEN'S SUIT almost new $25.
MENS SLACKS - 8 pairs, $50., Size
36/32, (408)420-5646
NEW BROWN leather jacket XL $25
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 650-
317 Building Materials
rated, 4 in. X 100 ft., Good as new $35.,
Redwood City, (650)367-8146
318 Sports Equipment
help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037
2 GOLF CLUBS - Ladies, right handed,
putter & driver $5/each (650)755-8238
CLASSIC PING IRONS complete set,
excellent condition, number 3, two, sand,
wedge, $100., (650)345-5446
SPEEDO OPTIMUS Training Fins size
10-11. Perfect for your training. $25
call jeff 650-208-5758
322 Garage Sales
2814 Alameda de las
June 4th
8 am - 3 pm
Furniture, camping equip-
ment, kitchen accessories,
household decor, antique
steamer trunk, toys, clothing
& more!
Mens Clothing
Thursday & Friday 10:00-2:00
Saturdays 10:00-3:00
Episcopal Church
1 South El Camino Real
San Mateo 94401
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25 Thursday • June 2, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
325 Estate Sales
934 Charter St.
Sat. & Sun.
June 4 & 5
9 am - 5 pm
Office supplies,
home furnishings,
artwork & kitchenware.
335 Rugs
Harry Kourian
By Appointment Only
335 Garden Equipment
TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condi-
tion, (650)345-1111
345 Medical Equipment
CRUTCHES - adult, aluminium, for tall
person, $30., (650)341-1861
379 Open Houses
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380 Real Estate Services
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to find information on fine homes
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the local area.
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom $1350, 2 bedrooms $1650.
New carpets, new granite counters, dish-
washer, balcony, covered carports, stor-
age, pool, no pets. (650)344-8418 or
442 Studios
SAN MATEO - Cottage near downtown
& 101, includes utilities, washer/dryer
$975/mo. (650)703-5529
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Sequoia Hotel
800 Main St.,
$600 Monthly
$160. & up per week.
Room For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49 daily + tax
$287 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
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620 Automobiles
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