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Friday Dec. 2, 2011 Vol XII, Edition 92

Bar brawl brews in San Carlos

By Michelle Durand

San Carlos top law enforcement ofcial is worried plans to expand a downtown bar with an outdoor patio and stage could also balloon the already high number of alcoholrelated arrests and incidents at the establishment.

Carlos Club owner Fred Duncan will ask the Planning Commission Monday night to approve a conditional use permit and architectural review of his expansion plans for the bar at 612 El Camino Real. The proposal would add food service via a truck or outdoor kitchen, a deck usable as a small stage, a fountain and furniture on a patio that

replaces the existing rear parking lot. A 6-foot stucco wall would close the patio off from the alley on the south side and while a tiki bar is also envisioned it is not part of the pending application. Duncan did not return calls for comment on his application or on the public safety concerns voiced by police Capt. Greg Rothaus, head of

the San Carlos bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriffs Ofce. Rothaus said his participation in a planning request is rare I havent spoke on a development issue in my history here but that he wants to provide the Planning Commission with all his objective data so it can make a well-informed decision. For Rothaus, that informa-

tion includes a list of statistics about the citys overall number of alcohol establishments and the Carlos Clubs place among them high on the radar for worry about crime and police contact. Aside from public safety, the application conforms with many of

See CLUB, Page 27

Brown to file tax-hike plan

Initiative would raise sales tax and increase tax on wealthy
By Judy Lin

SACRAMENTO Facing another budget decit and the prospect of deep cuts to education, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to le a ballot initiative as early as Friday that asks voters to increase taxes on the wealthy and raise the sales tax by half a cent. The initiative would be intended for the Jerry Brown November ballot and would maintain a pledge Brown made during his 2010 gubernatorial race not to raise taxes without a vote of people. A legislative source who had been briefed on the proposal but was not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated Press on Thursday the initiative would call for adding an extra 1 percent tax on individuals earning more than $250,000 a year. Individuals making between $300,000 and $500,000 would be taxed an additional 1.5 percent, while those making more than $500,000 would be taxed another 2 percent. Joint lers who earn more than $500,000 would face an extra 1 percent, those making $600,000 to $1 million would face an

See TAX, Page 35

Occupy sympathizers speak out

Group blasts the 1 percentin Belmont
By Bill Silverfarb

Trio of women arrested for aiding juvenile escape

By Michelle Durand

The American dream is under siege and Congress needs to support job creation rather than making drastic cuts to the budget, a group of Occupy sympathizers said at a rally in Belmont yesterday. They also rallied against banks, saying they are responsible for the sinking middle class.


See OCCUPY, Page 27

A group of about 30 people rally against the 1 percent in Belmont.

Three adult women are facing felony charges after authorities say they helped two 17-year-old boys escape from a juvenile correction camp in La Honda Tuesday night. Prosecutors may also charge the two minors with escaping from custody. Rokesha Pineda, 21, and Angelica Pineda, 19, both of San Francisco,

and Kelvina Burton, 18, of Antioch, were each booked into custody on suspicion of conspiracy and aiding and abetting an escaped prisoner. Sheriffs deputies arrested all ve Tuesday night after passing a car matching the getaway vehicle description as they headed to the Log Cabin Boys Ranch in response to the escape. The boys were reported missing

See ESCAPE, Page 35

Friday Dec. 2, 2011



Thought for the Day

When your work speaks for itself,dont interrupt.
Henry J.Kaiser,American industrialist (1882-1967)

This Day in History


Cuban leader Fidel Castro declared himself a Marxist-Leninist who would eventually lead Cuba to Communism in a nationally broadcast speech that began around midnight and ended ve hours later.

In 1804, Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of the French. In 1823, President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere. In 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the previous October. Artist GeorgesPierre Seurat was born in Paris. In 1927, Ford Motor Co. unveiled its Model A automobile that replaced its Model T. In 1939, New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field (later LaGuardia Airport) went into operation as an airliner from Chicago landed at one minute past midnight. In 1942, an articially created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated for the rst time, at the University of Chicago. In 1954, the Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., for conduct that tends to bring the Senate into disrepute. In 1970, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency opened its doors. (Its first director was William D. Ruckelshaus.) In 1980, four American churchwomen were raped and murdered outside San Salvador. (Five El Salvador national guardsmen were later convicted of murdering nuns Ita Ford, Maura Clarke and Dorothy Kazel, and lay worker Jean Donovan.) In 1991, American hostage Joseph Cicippio (sih-SIHP-ee-oh), held captive in Lebanon for more than ve years, was released. Ten years ago: In one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history, Enron led for Chapter 11 protection. A bomb went off aboard a bus in Haifa, killing 15 Israelis, a day after two suicide bombers killed 11 bystanders in Jerusalem.


People dressed as condoms give out pamphlets during an AIDS and HIV prevention campaign marking the World AIDS Day in Lima,Peru.

In other news ...

Kim Kardashians husband seeks annulment
LOS ANGELES NBA player Kris Humphries wants to undo his 10-week marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian with an annulment. Attorneys for Humphries filed a petition Thursday in Los Angeles to annul the couples brief marriage, citing Kris Humphries unspecied fraud. The lings do not contain any detailed explanation of why a judge should determine the couples opulent, highly publicized wedding should be stricken from the books. Kardashian filed Kim Kardashian for divorce Oct. 31, citing irreconcilable differences. The actress-model is the star of the E! Entertainment Television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and her marriage to Humphries was turned into a televised special. Kardashians attorney Laura Wasser declined comment. Humphries ling requests that if an annulment isnt granted, the couple be deemed legally separated.

Wildlife chief gets road kill warning for deer

HELENA, Mont. The head of the commission responsible for setting Montanas hunting regulations has found himself at the receiving end of one of the warnings his agency issues for illegally salvaging road kill. The Independent Record reported Tuesday that Bob Ream of the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission got the warning after he tagged a deer struck by his car on Nov. 12. The commission chairman says most of the carcass was salvageable, so he took it for processing. He says he didnt realize that was illegal until he mentioned it to a game warden. Wildlife ofcials say statutes limit hunting to rearms and archery during times and do not specify scenarios in which game might be taken illegally. Ream says he may seek to clarify the regulations. The warning required him to donate the meat to a food bank.

Police say the fake bills were hidden inside a wall. Theres no word on how long it may have been there. Police forwarded the counterfeit cash to the U.S. Secret Service.

Simon Cowell one of WaltersFascinating People

NEW YORK Barbara Walters has named talent-show tycoon Simon Cowell, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and pop singing sensation Katy Perry as three of the years 10 Most Fascinating People. Also on the list are businessman and TV Simon Cowell personality Donald Trump, the Kardashian reality TV family, plus Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, the onscreen couple from ABCs comedy hit Modern Family. Others include Pippa Middleton, sister of British royal Kate Middleton, and Amanda Knox, the former Seattle exchange student whose four years in custody ended when an Italian court overturned her murder conviction. A ninth name is yet to be announced. The Most Fascinating Person will be revealed on the broadcast. The 90-minute special, Walters 19th annual Fascinating People edition, airs on ABC on Dec. 14.


Pop singer Britney Senate Majority Singer Nelly Spears is 30. Leader Harry Reid, Furtado is 33. D-Nev.,is 72. Actress Julie Harris is 86. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III is 80. Actress Cathy Lee Crosby is 67. Movie director Penelope Spheeris is 66. Actor Ron Raines is 62. Country singer John Wesley Ryles is 61. Actor Keith Szarabajka is 59. Actor Dan Butler is 57. Broadcast journalist Stone Phillips is 57. Actor Dennis Christopher is 56. Actor Steven Bauer is 55. Country singer Joe Henry is 51. Rock musician Rick Savage (Def Leppard) is 51. Rock musician Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters) is 43. Actress Rena Sofer is 43. Rock singer Jimi (cq) HaHa (Jimmies Chicken Shack) is 43. Actress Lucy Liu (loo) is 43. Rapper Treach (Naughty By Nature) is 41. Tennis player Monica Seles is 38.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Detroit home remodeling turns up counterfeit cash

TROY, Mich. Police say a home remodeling project in suburban Detroit has turned up a stash of counterfeit cash. The Detroit Free Press reports that police in Troy received a call Monday from the homeowner, who had lived in the house for more than a decade.

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Friday Dec. 2, 2011

Recreation district expands

New child-care center to serve San Mateo Highlands
By Bill Silverfarb

Police reports
Another sale heads south
A man took a sale car for a test drive and never came back in Redwood City before 12:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.


Narcotics. Someone reported smelling marijuana in a hotel on South Airport Boulevard before 1:32 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Burglary. A car was broken into in a parking lot on Gateway Boulevard before 3:18 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Petty theft. A woman took a wallet from a hotel room on Airport Boulevard before 12:59 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Suspicious circumstances. A student reported that another student had previously brought a gun to El Camino High School before 11:36 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Malicious mischief. A car window was smashed on Callan Boulevard before 1:08 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

The San Mateo Highlands will soon be home to a new early education center and multi-purpose facility that will serve preschoolers living in the unincorporated county area. The Highlands Recreation District will open the center Jan. 2 and already has a wait list for infants. The district is a public agency supported by property taxes from residents living in the Highlands. The $2.7 million facility will provide child care from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will house three classes for children as young as 3 months through age 5. The early education center will be licensed by the state Department of Social Services, Community Care Division. Yesterday, Margaret Glomstad and Rebecca Hitchcock were busy prepping the empty building as the district prepares to transfer dozens of boxes, furniture and other items for this Saturdays ribbon cutting. The facility has been in the works for 15 years, said Glomstad, the districts general manager. Construction on the building started in January and will feature a new registration ofce, adult and child bathrooms and a multipurpose room that can be rented out. A basketball court, sandpit and other play structures will circle the building. It will also be accessible to the disabled. The districts current main ofce is not ADA compliant nor easily accessible by people with baby strollers. The facility will fill a critical need, Hitchcock said, since the Highlands has few licensed child-care centers. Hitchcock is the early education director for the district. People were enrolling their children when this was just a pile of dirt, Hitchcock said

Theft. A womans gym bag, her wallet, car keys, a headband and an iPod armband were stolen from the Peninsula Jewish Community Center on Foster City Boulevard before 6:30 BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNAL p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Margaret Glomstad and Rebecca Hitchcock discuss the grand opening of an early education Vehicle code violation. A driver was pulled center in the San Mateo Highlands.The building is empty now but will house three classrooms over for driving the wrong way on a divided for preschoolers in January. road at Vintage Park Drive and Metro Center The new facility is also LEED certied; a Boulevard before 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. about the new center. The Highlands Recreation District serves Leadership in Energy & Environmental 23. as essentially a parks and recreation depart- Design, which is a green building certica- Grand theft. A catalytic converter was stolen from a car parked in a carport on Marlin ment for people living in the unincorporated tion system. Avenue before 9:22 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. part of the county and provides child-care 23. services. The new early education center will For more information on the Highlands accommodate 42 children, Glomstad said. Recreation District visit SAN MATEO The Highlands Recreation Center, on Lexington Avenue, has a domed pool, tennis Theft. A womans purse was stolen while at courts, gym, social room and exercise rooms McGoverns before 11:29 a.m. Saturday, for adults and children. The district also proNov. 26. The suspect later entered the Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: silvervides sports leagues and has its own swim or by phone: (650) 344- womans residence in San Francisco and team. attempted to rob her. 5200 ext. 106.

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S.F. area transit policy allows for cellphone outage

By Paul Elias

Alleged post-blast scammer to trial


SAN FRANCISCO The agency that oversees the San Francisco area transit system on Thursday authorized police to turn off wireless communications in train stations, but only for extraordinary threats. The board of directors for Bay Area Rapid Transit approved the new policy Thursday. It limits blackouts to cases in which train passengers, employees or property are threatened or a substantial disruption to train service is possible. The full intent and the only intent is to preserve the safety of the patrons, the public and BART employees, said board vice president John McPartland. The board included two sentences in its policy sent by the Federal Communications Commission acknowledging that cutting cellphone service poses serious risk to public safety and should only be done when the benets outweigh the risks. Ofcials crafted the policy after BART was criticized for cutting cellphone and wireless data service in San Francisco subway stations to thwart a planned protest in August. Leaders of the protests had planned to issue demonstration instructions via text messages to protesters once they had massed on a train platform.

A San Francisco man who prosecutors say posed as a San Bruno explosion victim to secure money and other aid meant for victims of the deadly gas line catastrophe will stand trial on charges of commercial burglary, identity theft and perjury. Deonte James Bennett has pleaded not guilty to the charges but a judge found sufcient evidence at a preliminary hearing yesterday to hold him to answer on all counts but one alleging the use of multiple false applications to claim aid. He returns to court Dec. 21 to enter a Superior Court plea and set a trial date. Bennett, along with three women who previously accepted negotiated plea deals,

allegedly entered the San Bruno victim assistance center ve days after the Sept. 9, 2010 explosion and re claiming to have lost all their belongings. The re killed eight people, destroyed dozens of homes and devastated the neighborhood. Deonte On Sept. 14, 2010, they Bennett presented addresses within the disaster zone found on the Internet. They tried getting new identification from the Department of Motor Vehicles so they could then receive aid from Pacic Gas and Electric but were apprehended by San Bruno police. Two other women, Lisa Monique Justin, 42,

and Sonya Smith, 44, are San Bruno residents but live ve miles from the neighborhood affected by the gas pipeline explosion and subsequent re, according to the prosecution. Another, Niesha Marie Taylor, lives in San Francisco. Justin and Smith received credit for time served plus probation and community service. Taylor received nine months in jail. Bennett was arrested and charged at the same time but initially failed to appear in court. After his apprehension, Bennetts case went forward on its own. He remains free from custody on a $50,000 bail bond. Other post-re scam convictions brought a range of punishments, ranging from community service to prison time.

Four years prison dialed up for bogus iPhone dealer


A Fresno man accused of robbing three men of $10,000 last year after they met him in Daly City to buy iPhones was sentenced yesterday to more than four years in prison for the San Mateo County case but is looking at more than a quarter century incarcerated because of similar convictions in Santa Clara County. Peter Siphanh, 23, pleaded no contest Thursday to robbery and admitted possessing a rearm during the crime. He will be ordered later to pay restitution but yesterday received

an immediate sentence of four years and four months to run consecutively with the 22-year term he received in Santa Clara County for similar schemes. Siphanh, a parolee from Fresno, made deals with Peter Siphanh the men to buy iPhones for $430 at one of the victims business in Daly Citys Westlake Village. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 2010,

Siphanh reportedly met them but pulled out a handgun, pulled back the slide and told them it was a robbery. One of the victims spent 15 minutes trying to negotiate their safety in return for the money, according to the District Attorneys Ofce. Siphanh ed with the phones and $10,000 cash but was later apprehended. In September, Siphanh was convicted of multiple felonies in Santa Clara County before coming back to San Mateo County for prosecution. He must serve 85 percent of the sentences before being eligible for parole.


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Clerks Association of California and has received her Master Municipal Clerk designation. She will now oversee elections in San Mateo and will take minutes at council Patrice Olds meetings. In Walnut Creek, Olds was named one of two city employees of the year earlier this year and helped put together Veterans Day and Memorial Day commemoration events. The clerks position in both cities is appointed by the city manager. Gomez is former City Clerk of the Year and is active locally with several nonprot agencies. She also translated key sections of the citys website into both Spanish and Chinese. She has also been the citys leader in sending care packages and correspondence to San Mateos Adopted Sons of Alpha Company, 1/327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The city clerk position, according to the San Mateos department head salary schedule, receives about $119,000 a year.

Friday Dec. 2, 2011

San Mateo names new city clerk


Local brief
Pipeline safety officers can issue fines
The California Public Utilities Commission is giving its staff new oversight muscle by letting them ne natural gas companies for any safety problems spotted on their lines. State utility regulators have been paying close attention to pipeline safety concerns in the wake of the fatal San Bruno blast. The National Transportation Safety Board found earlier this year that a litany of failures by Pacic Gas & Electric Co. led to the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion that killed eight people, injured dozens and destroyed 38 homes. The new citation program was approved at the commissions meeting on Thursday and is effective immediately. CPUC inspectors will be able to ne pipeline companies on the spot for any violations of state and federal safety rules they nd. The nes can be appealed.

San Mateo has tapped current Walnut Creek City Clerk Patrice Olds to replace the retiring Norma Gomez, who has been with the city since 1988. Olds has been city clerk in Walnut Creek since 2005 and will ofcially join San Mateo Jan. 9. Gomezs last day with the city will be Dec. 16. She has served San Mateo as its city clerk for 19 years and was its deputy city clerk for two years prior to that. The council recently honored Gomez with a commendation for her many years of work. Olds is on the board of the City

Lawmakers give up taxpayer-financed vehicles

By Don Thompson

The Redwood City Council will swear in the four incumbents who won re-election in November Ian Bain, Rosanne Foust, Barbara Pierce and Alicia Aguirre and choose a new mayor and vice mayor at its next meeting. The City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at City Hall, 1017 Middleeld Road, Redwood City.

SACRAMENTO California lawmakers are giving up a perk that had been unique among state legislators nationwide taxpayer-subsidized vehicles.

The program ended Thursday after the states Citizens Compensation Commission voted last spring to do away with the benefit, a decision prompted by Californias ongoing budget decits and a series of stories by the Associated Press and other media. Legislators, like many employees, will

now seek reimbursement for the actual number of miles they drive on ofcial business. California was the only state that provided vehicles to its rank-and-le lawmakers for unlimited use, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Friday Dec. 2, 2011



Local briefs
Computers stolen from school recovered,suspected burglar arrested
Seven people have been linked to a school burglary that occurred in Palo Alto over the summer, police said Thursday. Several computers stolen from Duveneck Elementary School at 705 Alester Ave. have been recovered, police said. In the July 25 burglary, someone forcibly entered the school and stole Apple laptops and iPad tablets, police said. The investigation led police to believe that 20-year-old Jaime Maldonado, of Menlo Park, was responsible for the burglary. Maldonado has been arrested and charged with burglary and possession of stolen property, police said. Police named six other suspects who they said purchased several of the stolen computers. Gloria Cahuich, 37, of Menlo Park; Redwood City residents Yadira Cahuich, 33, and Antonio Garnica, 32; and Hayward residents Norma Palominos, 38, Giovanni Palominos, 20, and Stephaine Garcia, 20, have been charged with possession of stolen property, according to police.

Apple juice is like sugar water

By Marilynn Marchione

Police search for beer thief who punched clerk in face

Police in South San Francisco are asking for the publics help in identifying a man who punched a clerk while stealing beer from a local liquor store on Monday night. At about 10 p.m., a store clerk at the Jailhouse Grocery and Deli at 1051 Airport Blvd. witnessed a man come into the store and steal a case of beer, police said. When the clerk tried to stop the thief as he was making his way toward a getaway car, the thief punched the clerk in the face, and a brief ght ensued, police said. When the driver of the vehicle got out of the car, the clerk backed off and the two suspects drove away, heading south on Airport Boulevard in the dark-colored domestic four-door sedan, police said. The clerk suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The rst suspect was described as a light-skinned Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He was about 5 feet 6 inches tall with an average build, and was wearing a black hoodie. Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspects is asked to call South San Francisco police Ofcer Walsh at (650) 877-8900.

Its true apple juice can pose a risk to your health. But not necessarily from the trace amounts of arsenic that people are arguing about. Despite the governments consideration of new limits on arsenic, nutrition experts say apple juices real danger is to waistlines and childrens teeth. Apple juice has few natural nutrients, lots of calories and, in some cases, more sugar than soda has. It trains a child to like very sweet things, displaces better beverages and foods, and adds to the obesity problem, its critics say. Its like sugar water, said Judith Stern, a nutrition professor at the University of California, Davis, who has consulted for candy makers as well as for Weight Watchers. I wont let my 3year-old grandson drink apple juice. Many juices are fortied with vitamins, so theyre not just empty calories. But that doesnt appease some nutritionists. If it wasnt healthy in the rst place, adding vitamins doesnt make it into a health food, and if it causes weight gain, its not a healthy choice, said Karen Ansel, a registered dietitian in New York and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. The American Academy of Pediatrics says juice can be part of a healthy diet,

Televisions Dr.Mehmet Oz made that a key point a few months ago when he raised an alarm some say a false alarm over arsenic in apple juice,based on tests his show commissioned by a private lab.The Food and Drug Administration said that its own tests disagreed and that apple juice is safe.
but its policy is blunt: Fruit juice offers no nutritional benet for infants younger than 6 months and no benets over whole fruit for older kids. Kids under 12 consume 28 percent of all juice and juice drinks, according to the academy. Nationwide, apple juice is second only to orange juice in popularity. Americans slurp 267 ounces of apple juice on average each year, according to the Food Institutes Almanac of Juice Products and the Juice Products Association, a trade group. Lots more is consumed as an ingredient in juice drinks and various foods. Only 17 percent of the apple juice sold in the U.S. is produced here. The rest comes from other countries, mostly China, Argentina, Chile and Brazil, the association says.

Hazmat team responds to diesel fuel spill on train tracks

A hazardous materials team is responding to a diesel fuel spill in Redwood City Thursday night, a San Mateo County re dispatcher said. A fuel tank of a Union Pacic train was ruptured near Blomquist Street and Seaport Boulevard, according to the dispatcher. Information regarding how the tank was ruptured was not immediately available. The dispatcher said the fuel has been contained to the tracks and is not affecting train service.

From toques to tattoos,a kitchen culture change

By Michele Kayal

Five face criminal prosecution after minor decoy operation

Two liquor store employees in Burlingame and three others face criminal prosecution after providing alcohol to minors in a decoy operation Nov. 26, according to police. Police use minors to solicit customers outside of liquor stores to purchase alcohol. Three individuals out of 28 were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor in what police call a shouldertap operation. An employee of a liquor store on Broadway and an employee of a Burlingame Avenue liquor store were also cited for selling alcohol to a minor, according to police.

Stephanie Izard looks like the girl next door, all T-shirt and curly pony tail. Until she wipes the sweat from her forehead with the back of her hand. And then you see it. The sh tattoo. Cooking is an art and tattoos are another form of art, says the chef-owner of Chicagos acclaimed Girl and the Goat restaurant, showing off the delicate drawing on the inside of her wrist. Roll up her pants and a pea tendril struggles up her calf, a tiny plant becoming strong. A bright green gecko sits on one hip. A dolphin resides somewhere unshowable. And across her back, the piece de resistance a blossoming basil plant encircled by cartoonish ying pigs. People come into our restaurant and say Do you only hire line chefs with tat-

toos? says Izard, the rst and only woman to win Bravos Top Chef. No, we just happen to have lot of them covered in them. Once considered the province of sailors, bikers, ex-cons and, of course, college hipsters, tattoos have become standard attire in professional kitchens, a symbol of culinary culture as surely as a toque. Whether the drawings are egg beaters, lemon meringue pies or ancient tribal motifs, body art in the kitchen is now so mainstream that everyone from lowly kitchen rats to celebrity chefs proudly display their work on television, magazine covers, high-end catalogues and in the pages of their cookbooks, making culinistas ever more like rock stars. It used to be those cockamamie chef hats that denoted an expertise with a spatula, says Rocky Rakovic, editor of Inked magazine, a publication dedicated

to tattoo culture and that has featured several chefs. But now time in many kitchens is represented by the amount of tattoos one has. Meat cutting diagrams the different cuts of a pig or cow denoted by dotted lines and kitchen knives done like daggers are popular with chefs, tattoo artists say. Cupcakes, hot dogs, pies, equipment a stand mixer showing a reection in the stainless steel bowl receives raves from tattoo connoisseurs are standard when youre talking food tattoos. Food Network chef Duff Goldman, also known as The Ace of Cakes, has a whisk. Hugh Acheson, chef-partner of three acclaimed Georgia restaurants, who has four tattoos himself, including the names of his wife and children, as well as a Mayan god he got during a trip to the Yucatan peninsula when he was 16 (he swears he was sober).


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Friday Dec. 2, 2011

Senate rejects payroll tax cut

By Andrew Taylor and David Espo

Around the nation

For Herman Cain, the campaign all but over
ATLANTA Herman Cain is still campaigning for president. But by most measures, his White House bid is all but over. His standing in polls is cratering. Supporters are wavering if not fleeing. Fundraising is suffering. And, these days, the former pizza company executive is less a serious candidate than the butt of Herman Cain late-night comedy jokes after a string of accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior and, now, an allegation of a 13-yearlong extramarital affair. His chance at winning the presidency are effectively zero, said Dave Welch, a Republican strategist who worked on both of John McCains presidential bids. And Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway said: Its the daily dose of the wince-and-cringe factor that leaves people wondering what could be coming next, As it has since Ginger White stepped forward Monday, the allegation of an affair overshadowed Cains campaign for another day Thursday, when he told the New Hampshire Union Leader that his wife, Gloria, did not know he was providing the 46-year-old Atlanta-area businesswoman with money for month-to-month bills and expenses.

WASHINGTON The Senate on Thursday sidetracked rival plans to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut, in dueling votes that pave the way for negotiations on a compromise on a core component of President Barack Obamas jobs program. First, Republicans defeated Obamas plan to extend the payroll tax cut through the end of next year while also making it more generous for workers. Minutes later, in a vote that exposed rare divisions among Senate Republicans, more than two dozen of the GOPs 47 lawmakers also voted to kill an alternative plan backed by their powerful leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, to renew an existing 2 percentage point payroll tax cut. Many Republicans and even some Democrats say the payroll tax cut hasnt worked to boost jobs and is too costly with the federal decit requiring the government to borrow 36 cents of every dollar it spends. The defeat of the competing plans came as House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said for the rst time that renewing the payroll tax cut would boost the lagging economy, a view many in his party dont share. Boehner also promised compromise on a renewal of long-term jobless benets through the end of 2012. The payroll tax cuts and unemployment benets are at the center of a costly, politicallycharged year-end agenda in which Democrats seem poised to prevail in renewing a tax cut that many Republicans back only reluctantly. But Republicans are insisting in a switch from last year that the payroll tax cut and


Barack Obama talks about extending and expanding the payroll tax cut during his visit to Scranton,Penn.
jobless benets be paid for by cutting spending. Both parties are seeking the political high ground as next years elections loom, with Democrats accusing Republicans of siding with the rich, and Republicans countering that Democrats were taxing small business owners who create jobs. The rst payroll tax plan to fall was a Democratic measure that was the centerpiece of Obamas jobs package announced in September. It would cut the Social Security payroll tax from 6.2 percent to 3.1 percent next year and also extend the cut to employers, with its hefty $265 billion cost paid for by slapping a 3.25 percent surtax on income exceeding $1 million. Republicans and a handful of Democrats combined to kill the measure on a 51-49 tally that fell well short of the 60 required under Senate rules. For the rst time, a Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, voted to support the millionaires surcharge. The White House issued a statement by Obama that accused Republicans of voting to raise taxes on 160 million people because they refused to ask a few hundred thousand millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share.

ACLU: FBI used outreach to collect info on Muslims

WASHINGTON Heavily blacked-out internal FBI documents released Thursday indicate that the FBI, in some cases between 2007 and 2009, ran background checks on people they encountered at Muslim-related events and recorded personal information such as email addresses, phone numbers, physical descriptions and opinions in reports marked routine. The American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained the documents under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, accused the FBI of misusing its community outreach programs to collect information on people at Muslim-related events that the FBI organized or was invited to attend. Those programs were intended to improve the relationship between Muslims and the FBI. The bureau said some of the documents the ACLU published were not derived from outreach programs but were from actual criminal investigations in which it was appropriate to include specic details such as a drivers license number.

Ex-Wis.Gov.Thompson launches bid for Senate

By Scott Bauer

MADISON, Wis. The toughest opponent Tommy Thompson may have to overcome in next years U.S. Senate race is Tommy Thompson himself. The former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Cabinet secretary formally launched his Senate bid with a rally Thursday, 13 years after his name last appeared on a ballot, though he had already been fending off attacks from Democrats and more conservative Republicans. Thompson has been criticized by both sides about his shifting position on President Barack Obamas health care reform law. And conservatives in his party say his record as

governor and as President George W. Bushs first health and human services secretary was far too moderate. The world has changed since he was elected to ofce, said Chris Chocola, president of the conservative Club for Growth, Tommy which has endorsed one of Thompson his opponents, former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann. Now were talking about how much less well spend rather than how much more well spend. The growth in state spending and the size of government during his 14 years as governor are being cast as a liability by Thompsons

rivals, and his consensus-building approach to politics seems almost quaint in the current bitterly partisan political environment. But Thompson has some things the two more conservative GOP candidates in the race dont: more than 40 years in public life, unparalleled name recognition, and a vast reservoir of good will. Its going to be a very bloody, divisive primary where most of the re is focused on Thompson and his big spending record and ip opping on issues, said Matt Canter, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The seat, which has been in Democratic hands since 1957, is opening due to Herb Kohls retirement. A victory in Wisconsin would be a major pickup for Republicans looking to regain control of the Senate.

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Euro debt crisis players want others to act first

By David McHugh


Demonstrators gather during a protest in Hula,near Homs,Syria.

U.N. says Syria now in a civil war with 4,000 dead


BEIRUT Syria has entered a state of civil war with more than 4,000 people dead and an increasing number of soldiers defecting from the army to ght President Bashar Assads regime, the U.N.s top human rights ofcial said Thursday. Civil war has been the worst-case scenario in Syria since the revolt against Assad began eight months ago. Damascus has a web of allegiances that extends to Lebanons powerful Hezbollah movement and Irans Shiite theocracy, raising fears of a regional conagration. The assessment that the bloodshed in Syria

has crossed into civil war came from the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. The conict has shown little sign of letting up. Activists reported up to 22 people killed Thursday, adding to what has become a daily grind of violence. We are placing the (death toll) gure at 4,000 but really the reliable information coming to us is that its much more than that, Pillay said in Geneva. As soon as there were more and more defectors threatening to take up arms, I said this in August before the Security Council, that theres going to be a civil war, she added. And at the moment, thats how I am characterizing this.

FRANKFURT, Germany The major players with the power to tackle Europes nancial crisis are in a standoff to a large degree, of their own design. Each has the capacity to take strong action independently, but instead is urging one of the others to make the rst move. Thats complicating expectations for a major summit of European Union leaders next week. The European Central Bank, Germany, heavily indebted eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund each wants, needs or expects something from someone else before taking politically difcult and risky steps to quell the crisis. The you-rst attitude at least partly a bargaining tactic is prolonging a two-year stalemate that has weighed down the continents economy and global nancial markets. The standoff got another strong expression Thursday when Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank appeared to dangle more help in front of hard-pressed European leaders if they rst come up with an agreement on tough rules to bar overspending by

individual eurozone governments. Draghis timing wasnt accidental. Rules on government spending are on the agenda for the Dec. 9 summit in Brussels. The hope is that a promise of future action would be enough to calm markets. Its unclear if a promise alone would prompt the ECB get more aggressive. We might be asked whether a new scal compact would be enough to stabilize markets and how a credible longer-term vision can be helpful in the short term, Draghi said Thursday before the European Parliament. Our answer is that it is denitely the most important element to start restoring credibility. Other elements might follow, but the sequencing matters, he said. Many economists believe or at least hope the other elements might include stepping up the ECBs so-far limited purchases of government bonds. It is the step that many politicians and governments have been urging on the ECB. They say its the only thing that will reassure bond market investors that governments will be able to pay their debts, so they remain willing to lend to them at affordable rates.

Sacramento priest arrested in molestation case

SACRAMENTO A priest in the Sacramento Roman Catholic diocese has been arrested on accusations that he molested a child, Bishop Jaime Soto announced Thursday. The Rev. Uriel Ojeda, 32, turned himself in on Wednesday after the diocese received a complaint from a parishioners family, Soto said. Ojeda is assigned as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mercy parish in Redding, in Northern California. I have personally spoken to the family involved, and they are in great pain. ... What they have endured has been difcult, and I grieve for what they have suffered and are suffering, Soto said. Yet I also admire the courage with which they have come forward. Police spokeswoman Laura Peck said Ojeda was arrested at police headquarters on suspicion of multiple molestation counts. Charges have not yet been led, said Shelly Orio, spokeswoman for the Sacramento County District Attorneys ofce. It was not immediately clear whether the priest had an attorney. In a news conference, the bishop stressed the

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dioceses quick response to the allegations, which he said were brought by the family of the alleged victim on Tuesday. Soto said church ofcials immediately contacted Child Protective Services and Sacramento police. California law requires clergymen to report suspicion of child sexual abuse.

Railroad strike averted with agreements, extension

WASHINGTON The nations freight railroad industry has averted a costly strike after resolving differences with two of its unions and agreeing to extend talks with a third. The industrys bargaining representative says railroads will try to reach an agreement with the nal union before Feb. 8. Without an agreement, the unions could have begun striking as early as Tuesday. Thats when a federal cooling off period was set to expire. The agreements mean Congress will not have to intervene to block a strike. House Republican leaders had threatened to pass legislation on Friday to prevent a work stoppage.

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An easy way to support a local industry

ts a simple enough task, but one that takes a little bit of time and effort. But it may be the easiest way for one person to support a local economy. Go to the coast and buy crab off a boat. Some dont like crab, and thats OK. Theres plenty of people who do, and those who do can take the simple step to help local shermen hammered by a series of issues ranging from several seasons of poor catches of both crab and salmon, to price disputes with processors and the ever-rising cost of doing business. One of the beauties of living in this area is the wide range of indus-

try, whether it be tourism, hightech, small retailers or locally grown produce and locally caught seafood. There are few places in the world where one can live in a comfy suburban home and spend less than 20 minutes in a car to venture onto a coast that offers the freshest seafood you can nd. Now that the crab season is upon us after a two-week wait over a price dispute, it would be easy to go to the local market and buy a crab for around $7 a pound. For around $20, you could feed your family with some creative side dishes and perhaps a loaf of sourdough bread. For that same amount, you might swing two crabs and be able to invite over a neighbor or a friend with the off-the-boat price of $4 a pound. And the best thing about buying crab off the boat is that your cash goes directly into the pocket of the person who caught it, or who captained the boat that brought it in. No middleman needed. Local grocers need your cash too. But you already spend plenty of time in their aisles and you can still supplement the catch with the

food for side dishes you pick up there. The shermen need your support. The last several years have been challenging, to say the least. And there is something to be said for making that trip to the coast and spending time in the open air amongst the hard-working people who brave the ocean on their hulking ships of steel. A nice addition to any crab dinner is the memory of being amongst the boats harbored at Pillar Point after a long days work, the breezy salt air and seeing the faces of those burnished by that same air that travels above the Pacic Ocean. Bring the family. Bring friends. But get thee to the coast.

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Letters to the editor

State and federal cuts should start at the top
Editor, Lets bring our Congress and Senate home. There is absolutely no need to sequester them away from their constituencies in Washington, D.C. or Sacramento. Working in their districts would give us greater access to our lawmakers, though it would make it much more difcult on lobbyists who wish to purchase them. It would certainly make them better family people, protect young children and drive prostitutes out of business. It is so simple that its laughable. If we can y an unmanned drone from the state of Nevada and kill a terrorist in Afghanistan with a direct hit, our politicians can screw themselves to a chair in a storefront in some strip mall in a district they represent and tele-communicate, video-communicate, tweet, email, text, phone, telex, telegraph, mail or send smoke signals (encoded of course) and be much more effective than they have demonstrated for the past couple of decades. With a lot fewer distractions, politicians might actually be able to get some meaningful work done, especially when they have to look their voters in the eyes. After evaluating their need and their productivity, we may nd that Congress is not necessarily a full-time job and we can make additional cuts in the future. The savings to the people would be huge and it would be our version of a stimulus package whereby we stimulate some productivity on the part of Congress.

Michael Turturici San Carlos

Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi or Jackie Speier back for another term. They had their chance and blew it. There will be other candidates on the ballot.

Party to restore individual liberty.

Jack Hickey Emerald Hills

An answer to problems with political leadership

Editor, Dorothy Dimitre wrote a great column (Let them eat cake! in the Nov. 30 edition of the Daily Journal) on the terrible conditions for working people in our nation. She says, If there ever was a more egregious and telling example of the dysfunction of our Congress this is it! Dorothy is upset at the cuts in the school lunch program for our needy children; but this is only one example of the Congress not working in the interests of the 99 percent. Congress has lots of money for funding the endless wars, giving tons of money to the crooks on Wall Street and for tax cuts for the very wealthy. The rest of us get cuts in jobs, pensions, health care, education and our rights to peacefully gather and protest the actions of our government. Dorothy is upset and doesnt know what we can do. She says, correctly, that our legislators have no conscience, no integrity and no interest beyond pleasing their donors and getting re-elected. I think we must face the fact that Congress is terminally corrupt and we must not vote tor the re-election on anyone in Congress now. We must not send Dianne Feinstein,

Patricia Gray Burlingame

Founded on what?
Editor, In his letter to the editor in the Nov. 30 edition of The Daily Journal, Bob Jordan claims that In God We Trust is a symbol that our country was founded upon, and that it has worked pretty well for a long time. Really? Among the Founding Fathers, there were both believers and non-believers, yet they clearly intended to keep the Constitution secular, with no reference to anything or anyone superior to We the People, and no symbol of trusting beyond the earthly. They were totally free to include anything they wanted, but obviously chose to keep the Constitution neutral, unbiased and a document for all, not a select group. We should respect that and not twist this ne document into something never intended. One of the reasons for a secular Constitution was to set the United States apart from the religion infested monarchies of Europe. Thats what has worked pretty well, not the divisive IGWT slogan some religious zealots cooked up later on.

High-speed rail or Tower of Babel?

Editor, In her column, Now is not the time to be short-sighted in the Nov. 14 edition of the Daily Journal, Sue Lempert compares high-speed rail to the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. The Tower of Babel would be a more appropriate analogy. Sue says the project enhances the states economy and improves air quality by cutting down on airplane and automobile trips. I assume Sue is referring to job creation. The Watts Riots created jobs, but it was not a net plus for the economy. She says, If the state Legislature does not accept the business plan or does not vote to go ahead with the rst phase, the funds must be returned to Washington and are not available for local transportation projects. Ay, theres the rub. Why do we allow the federal government to take the money from our economy in the rst place, and then return it in much less proportion to what they have taken? Look to the Tea Party to restore states rights and the Libertarian

Jorg Aadahl San Mateo

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roposals to fix Californias broken finances and gridlocked governance have surfaced often in recent years. Most were quietly placed on a shelf where they gathered dust even as the state sank deeper into financial As usual, the Thanksgiving holiday shopping frenzy saw jammed parking lots, big crowds, huge bargains and merchants hoping for a very merry Christmas. So, shoppers hit stores; did they buy? Preliminary reports for Black Friday show they did as retail sales jumped 6.6 percent over last year to an estimated $11.4 billion, up nearly $1 billion over 2010, according to ShopperTrak, which keeps tabs on consumers at malls and stores. This is the largest year-overyear gain in ShopperTraks national retail sales estimate for Black Friday since the 8.3 percent increase we saw between 2007 and 2006, said ShopperTrak founder Bill Martin. Still, its just one day. It remains to be seen whether consumers will sustain this behavior through the holiday shopping season. A partial answer came Monday (known as Cyber Monday in the retail world) as online sales rose 33 percent from 2010, with shoppers spending on average $198.26. Its expected, once all the Monday receipts are tallied, that online shoppers spent some $1.2 billion. Clearly, after years of scrimping and worrying about the economy, shoppers who swarmed the stores over the holiday weekend showed a growing optimism about the economy. Retailers also changed strategies this year to adjust to the whims of shoppers. A number of merchants in Ventura County and across the country pushed the traditional Friday shopping day up to Thursday, a day previously given to feasts, football and family. Many stores opened their doors to shoppers as early as 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Such shifts in merchandising occur because of shifts in buying habits. A number of retailers said they were only responding to customers who indicated they had an appetite for shopping on Thanksgiving Day. Of course, the holidays are not only about battling the crowds to find that perfect gift. Local charities, just like the merchants, count heavily on the giving spirit during the holidays. This is the time of year many charities raise the majority of the funds that not only see the nonprofits through the holiday season, but also support their yearround programs. So, while you are out there hunting for that one-of-a-kind gift for those on your list, remember theres no better way to show your holiday spirit than to share with others less fortunate.


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Wall Street wavers

By Matthew Craft

Wall Street
Brothers collapsed. Another rise in applications for weekly unemployment benets dampened the mood Thursday. The Labor Department said initial applications rose to 402,000 last week, the second weekly increase in a row. The gures didnt change expectations for the governments monthly labor report, which comes out Friday. Economists forecast that the unemployment rate will remain at 9 percent. The S&P 500 index slipped 2.37, or 0.2 percent, to 1,244.59. The Nasdaq inched up 5.86, or 0.2 percent, to 2,626. Investors often turn cautious following giant leaps, said Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ. The Dow shot up 813 points in the rst three days of the week as fears ebbed that Europes debt crisis would turn into a global panic. Another trigger for the rally that started Monday was news that a record number of shoppers went to stores over the Thanksgiving weekend. Its almost like rooting for a football team that won by a very big score, Stovall said. The next day, people are likely wondering whether the big victory was a one-off event or the start of a lasting trend.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Barnes & Noble Inc.,down $2.85 at $14.59 The bookseller said its third-quarter loss narrowed as costs lowered,but its results missed what Wall Street was expecting. LDK Solar Co.Ltd.,down 7 cents at $3.62 A Kaufman Brothers analyst said in a note that the Chinese solar companys ability to renance debt could be a major concern. Nordstrom Inc.,up $1.82 at $47.10 The upscale retailer said that revenue at stores open at least a year rose 5.6 percent in November,above analystspredictions. Guess Inc.,up $1.49 at $29.61 A Jefferies & Co. analyst said that the clothing companys womens business in the United States is improving as sales pick up. US Airways Group Inc.,up 22 cents at $4.94 A Barclays Capital analyst upgraded shares of the airline,saying that the companys outlook is more positive than many believe. La-Z-Boy Inc.,up $1.67 at $11.57 The furniture maker said that its prot more than doubled in the second quarter as sales of upholstered products picked up. Nasdaq Yahoo Inc.,up 52 cents at $16.23 Reuters and Bloomberg reported that privateequity companies are looking to buy the Internet company,or at least buy a major stake. Clearwire Corp.,up 25 cents at $2.03 Wireless company Sprint Nextel Corp.said it will use the data network its independent subsidiary Clearwire is planning to build.

NEW YORK A rally that drove major stock indexes up 7 percent this week stalled Thursday. Stock indexes ended slightly lower, a day after the market posted its biggest gain in two and a half years. Goldman Sachs and other banks, the previous days star-performers, gave up some of their gains. Costco, Nordstrom and other retailers rose after reporting stronger sales for November. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25.65 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 12,020.03. Travelers Cos. Inc. lost 2.2 percent, the biggest drop of the Dows 30 stocks. Boeing Co. had the biggest gain, 3.3 percent. The Dow soared 490 points Wednesday, its seventh-best gain on record, on news that central banks around the world slashed borrowing costs for banks in order to shore up the European nancial system and prevent the regions debt crisis from getting worse. If a major European bank were to fail or if one or more countries defaulted, investors fear it could result in a freezeup in global lending markets like the one that occurred in 2008 when Lehman

Economy improving,job growth weak

By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON Factories are producing more. Construction is growing. People are buying more cars. The holiday shopping season is off to a strong start. Normally, all that would suggest a bright outlook for the economy. Problem is, employers still arent hiring much, the number of people seeking unemployment benets remains high and Europes debt crisis poses a grave threat to the future. Thursdays mixed economic picture came a day before the government will

report on unemployment and job growth for November. That report is expected to show a modest net gain of 125,000 jobs, scarcely enough to keep up with population growth. The unemployment rate is projected to remain 9 percent. Analysts say the economy remains locked in a good-but-hardly-good-enough position: Its growing consistently, yet too weakly to induce employers to hire aggressively. The economy is picking up momentum as we close out 2011, said Neil Dutta, an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. At the same time, it faces an ongoing u in Europe and other chal-

lenges, such as uncertainty about future taxes and spending in the United States, Dutta said. For now, factories are expanding. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index rose to 52.7 in November, up from 50.8 in October. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion. Factories have grown for 28 straight months. Manufacturers are slightly more hopeful about the next few months because of cheaper raw materials and healthy demand, said Bradley Holcomb, head of the ISMs survey committee.

YouTube renovates site with a new look,format

By Michael Liedtke

SAN FRANCISCO YouTube has reprogrammed its website to make it easier for viewers to nd and watch their favorite channels. The facelift, unveiled Thursday, is the latest step in YouTubes attempt to make the Internets most popular video site as easy to navigate and as compelling to watch as cable TV. In the process, YouTube owner Google Inc. hopes to make money selling ads. As part of the redesign, YouTube is replacing its staid white background with a touch of gray. The changes are part of the biggest renovation that YouTube has undertaken since Google bought the site for $1.76 billion ve years ago. Although Google has been steadily adding more frills to YouTube since that acquisition, the videos on the site often were stitched in a crazy quilt that often required visitors to do a lot of searching to nd what they wanted.

Business brief
Smule buys fellow music app creator Khush
SAN FRANCISCO Smule, maker of apps such as Glee Karaoke, is hoping to make beautiful music with fellow app creator Khush through an acquisition announced Thursday. In an interview Wednesday, Smule Inc. CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Smith said the goal of combining the two companies is to democratize the creation of musical content and distribution. Smith said it is a cash-and-stock deal, though precise terms are not being disclosed. Neither side really sees it as an exit, but more of an opportunity to scale faster, he said. The companies have 27 million customers combined, 8.5 million of which come from Khush. A total of 350 million pieces of music have been created between them.

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Panthers fall short in rematch of CCS final

By Nathan Mollat

After losing to Willow Glen in the Central Coast Section Division II championship game last season, Burlingame boys soccer coach Mike Sharabi couldnt wait to face the Rams again. He set up a rematch with Willow Glen and that showdown came Thursday night in Burlingame. While there are different faces on both teams and its a new season, the result

was the same: Willow Glen beat the Panthers 2-1. It was a well-played game, Sharabi said. We knew what we were going to get. What Burlingame (1-1 overall) got was a well-disciplined, fast, technically-sound squad in Willow Glen. All were on display as the Rams scored once early and once late to take a 2-0 lead with about ve minutes to play. Burlingame got a goal back when Tim Lutvieyv converted a penalty kick after Jonah Snyder was taken down in the Willow Glen

penalty box. It would be as close as the Panthers would get as they had numerous rst-half opportunities go by the wayside. We had a lot of chances, Sharabi said. Willow Glen took a 1-0 lead just seven minutes into the game as the Rams worked a giveand-go at the top of the penalty. Burlingame claimed the Rams striker handled the ball on the return pass, but the referee didnt see it and Willow Glen converted. From there, however, Burlingame steadily

turned the momentum in its favor and went on the dominate the nal 25 minutes of the rst half. The Panthers earned a number of free kicks and Burlingame sweeper Mark Lopez was dangerous in taking them, but the Panthers just could not get onto the end of one of his crosses. Burlingame nished the rst half with eight shots, but only three were on goal. Willow Glen appeared to take a 2-0 lead on

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Serra in unfamiliar spot

By Julio Lara

Menlos Ball wins national honor

By Julio Lara

The list of great football players who have donned a Serra Padres uniform is long, proud and distinguished. Lynn Swann, John Caselli, David Taufoou, Jason Hardee, Tom Brady, Cody Jackson, DeLeon Eskridge; the name-dropping can go on and on. And yet, for all the luster that accompanies the rich history of the Serra Padres, the 2011 team has the opportunity on Saturday afternoon to do something none of those players did win a Central Coast Section title. Only once in their schools history have the Padres won a section title and that was back in 1990 the players on the current roster were probably still afterthoughts. Their head coach Patrick Walsh was two years away from graduating high school. So yes, Saturdays Division I nal against Menlo-Atherton is a pretty big deal. It goes back many, many years, Walsh said. Weve been playing football here for a long time. Just last week, we solidied our rst 10-win season in school history. So, just the ability to build on the teams success and really take Serra football to another level is what this group is trying to do. With the ability to add the schools second CCS title, and the rst in 20 years, its something that cant go unnoticed for this group of kids and the Serra community. In that game 20 years ago, the Padres defeated Saratoga 28-7. It was a game highlighted by the play of fullback Troy Dooley, who scored two touchdowns in the win. Saturdays matchup against M-A will be the rst ever between the Peninsula opponents and it has the entire Serra community buzzing with anticipation. But Walsh said the boys in blue are trying to keep everything even keel. I think theyre just internalizing the whole thing, Walsh said. I think thats a mature thing to do. We respect and love all of our alumni and everyone who has played here before us, but this is their time now. They cant get lost in what happened during other


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Serras Chad Baur and the rest of his Padres teammates have a chance to do something no Serra football team has done in more than 20 years win a CCS championship.

Menlos Andrew Ball is one of the countys top tennis players. Hes also one of its most honorable athletes. Menlo High School announced Thursday that Ball has won the United States Tennis Associations Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award for his honorable tournament play during the season. Chosen among all junior players nationwide, Ball is one of four winners who will be honored in a July ceremony during the International Hall of Fame weekend in Rhode Island. I was just super excited, Ball said when he heard he won the honor. I knew that I had been nominated to represent Northern California. I dont really know why they chose me. I was denitely a little shocked and surprised. Ball is being a bit modest. The Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award is presented annually by the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the award honors four recipients who are selected from the 17 sectional nominations of the USTA awards committee. Each winner is a junior player who exemplies the nest qualities of sportsmanship in tournament play, as well as one who maintains the nest traditions of the great sportsmen/women of tennis, past and present. Tennis is a game where you really need to be honest, Ball said. You have to be fair to your opponent. A lot of the times there isnt a ref on the court, so you need to make call for yourself. Theres denitely a lot cheating that goes on in tennis and people get away with it. But I guess although there is so much competitiveness, the heat of the moment, you want to call shots out because you can get a huge point if you do, Ball said, adding that to him, having his opponent see him in a respectable light is more important that gaining an unfair advantage. Im playing Andrew, hes a nice guy, were going to have a fair match, he said. Andrew is a fierce competitor, yet at

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Mills cant hang with Mercy-San Francisco

By Nathan Mollat

Mills girls basketball coach Dave Matsu wasted little time before throwing his team into the re. In just the second game of the season, the Vikings hosted Central Coast Section Division V power Mercy-San Francisco in the annual Kelly Shea Gallo Shootout Thursday night. The Vikings acquitted themselves well they showed no fear and were not intimidated by the Skippers. In the end, however, Mercy-SF was just a

little bit superior in every facet of the game, as the Skippers beat Mills 51-36. Theyre a good team, Matsu said of Mercy. They get after you. Mills (1-1) played Mercy even for the rst quarter-and-a-half before the Skippers turned up the defensive intensity. Mills tried to match Mercys in the energy department, but it was a pace that was a bit too much for the Vikings. The quickened pace caused Mills to be a little more sloppy than usual, as the Vikings committed 19 turnovers. Against a team like Mercy, thats deadly. Add in the fact the Skippers were bigger and

more physical up front and it added up to a 15-point loss to Mercy. Offensively, we dont match up, Matsu said. They all want to shoot the ball. Thats what we need to still in our kids. The Vikings had no answer defensively for Mercys Courtney Sabahi and Nia Ilalio, who dominated in the post. The pair combined for 22 points and 18 rebounds. They rebound like men, Matsu said. It makes our girls have to play more aggressive. The domination was particularly acute in the rst half. The Vikings couldnt stop the entry pass into the post and once Sabahi or

Ilalio got the ball, they were seldom denied. Thats why we talked about ball pressure on the perimeter, Matsu said. Try to make that entry pass as tough as possible. Mercy was just as effective at rebounding as the Skippers dominated the boards 19-8 in the rst half. (The lack of rebounding) is on me as a coach, Matsu said. We have to spend more time on team rebounding. We talked (at halftime) about having ve girls rebounding. The Vikings apparently listened to their

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Friday Dec. 2, 2011



49ers offensive line looks to regroup

By Janie McCauley

SANTA CLARA Joe Staley understands if people take shots at San Franciscos offensive line and turn on the unit again. That comes with the territory after his group allowed a season-high nine sacks in a loss at Baltimore last week. The O-line had made such big strides after its early struggles. But against the Ravens, these guys got beat on protection calls and were repeatedly outmuscled. Coach Jim Harbaugh acknowledged there also were a handful of situations when quarterback Alex Smith held onto the ball too long. Thats just the way football is its always the offensive lines fault. It was. We didnt play well, said Staley, the left tackle and leader of the line. Weve got to do a lot better job just on overall execution. Its not something where all of a sudden we think we (stink) or anything. It was a down game and we didnt

play very well. We know that. Staley, center J o n a t h a n Goodwin and right tackle Anthony Davis believe San Francisco will get right back Joe Staley on track this Sunday against St. Louis, needing just a few minor tweaks on technique to avoid the problems the Niners endured against the punishing Ravens defense. Were not in panic mode or anything, Staley said. Smith was sacked 14 times in a three-game span from Weeks 2 to 4, then only seven times over the next six games before being pounded nine times by the Ravens. Smith shared some of the blame for how things went. It was kind of all the way around. Denitely a couple calls I could have changed and helped us out up front denitely put us in

some tough situations, the guys up front, he said. Something we take a lot of pride in is when we get pressure, really beating it and making teams pay. I really felt like they were setting the tone on us last Thursday. Right guard Adam Snyder is nursing an injured left hamstring and his status is uncertain because Harbaugh has declined to offer an update based on not wanting to tip off the Rams (2-9). Chilo Rachal played in Snyders place for most of the Thanksgiving night loss to the Ravens and Harbaughs big brother, John. The linemen know they must adjust no matter who takes the eld Sunday at Candlestick Park. We just need to make the corrections and go to work every day this week and plan on getting better, said Davis, a rst-round draft pick last season who started every game as a rookie. Theyre simple tweaks, but weve just got to do them. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Thursday hes still

hopeful of having Snyder available to start Sunday, when San Francisco can clinch its rst NFC West crown and playoff berth since 2002. Goodwin, the 49ers veteran center in his first season with San Francisco, knows how quickly things can turn in this league. He won his rst 14 games with the eventual Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints two years ago before they lost their nal three heading into the playoffs. Of course its discouraging to have a bad game, but it happens, Goodwin said. The key now is to realize what things went wrong and not let it happen again. Ive still got a lot of condence in this group. In some ways its still kind of a young group. Im sure well as a unit learn from the mistakes and improve and solve the problems. Roman took accountability for the problems on the line against Baltimore noting the short week didnt help the cause. San Francisco beat Arizona on Nov. 20 then played four days later across the country.

Im not going to make any excuses, Roman said. You either block them or you dont. You either catch the ball or you dont. We didnt block them and we didnt get it done. It was really an overall issue. You never really can say its just one thing. Its a variety of things and it starts with me. ... The four-day week probably brought that to light more so than at any other time. I think were settling into a good rhythm on a seven-day week of preparation. A four-day week that changes everything. Roman is committed to better preparing the 49ers front ve on short notice. Theres plenty of motivation this week. The 27-year-old Staley cant wait to go to the playoffs for the rst time in his ve-year career. Win, were in, Staley said. Personally, this is the rst time where were in total control of our destiny. I look forward to that.

Raiders McClain arrested for assault


DECATUR, Ala. Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested Thursday on misdemeanor assault, rearms and other charges after police said he red a gun during a ght in his Alabama hometown. McClain, 22, held a gun beside a mans head during an altercation and the man begged him not to shoot, according to a statement released by Lt. John Crouch of the Decatur Police Department. McClain, an All American at Alabama during his junior year, moved the gun but red a round beside the mans ear, according to the statement. No one was shot, but police said a man who was injured in the altercation drove himself to a hospital, where he was treated and released. McClain was released on $2,000 bond. He faces charges of assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and ring a gun inside the city limits. Another man identified as Jerradius Willingham, 23, was

charged with assault and released after posting a $500 bond. M c C l a i n s attorney Billy C. Burney II said the linebacker denies he red a Rolando gun and said he McClain was not involved in the ght. Mr. McClain asserts his innocence, Burney said in a statement. We are condent that Mr. McClain will be cleared of all charges. The Raiders had no comment. McClains agent, Pat Dye Jr., did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment Raiders coach Hue Jackson said McClain was in Alabama for the funeral of his grandfather. Speaking before the arrest, he said McClain would play Sunday at Miami as far as I know. I can tell you we understand and know exactly whats going on, and we feel very comfortable with our

information and we dont have any further comment at this time, Jackson said. McClain is the Raiders secondleading tackler this season after joining the team as the eighth overall pick in 2010. Although he struggled as a rookie, the 6-foot-3-inch, 255-pounder had developed into a centerpiece of Oaklands defense this season despite being slowed by a sore left ankle. Earlier this year McClain, the 2009 Butkus Award winner at Alabama, reported someone in Decatur shooting at his vehicle. There wasnt any indication whether the two incidents were related. Police said the victim, whose name was not released, suffered injuries to his head and face during a ght with Willingham. He was bleeding when officers talked to him. The victim told ofcers that following the ght, he crawled to his car, the police statement said. He said that when he reached his car, Rolando McClain produced a pistol

and aimed it at him. He said that while he was still on the ground, McClain walked over to him and put the gun to his head. Police said the victim told ofcers he begged McClain not to shoot him and that McClain took the gun away from his head, held it next to his ear and red it. McClain was facing legal problems in Alabama before his arrest. A University of Alabama student sued McClain in November 2010 claiming the former Crimson Tide star hit him with a car and assaulted him in 2008. Stanford Matthew Mangham led suit in circuit court in Morgan County, where Decatur is located. Mangham claims McClain intentionally hit him twice at an intersection on Nov. 13, 2008 and then slung Mangham to the ground, causing permanent injuries. He is seeking $75,000 plus punitive damages. McClains attorneys led documents in court denying the students claims. That case is set for trial June 5.

McClains ankle injury forced him to miss the Raiders 38-24 loss to Denver on Nov. 6 when the Broncos ran for 299 yards, 118 from quarterback Tim Tebow. McClain reinjured his ankle on the rst play of the second half in last weeks 2520 win over Chicago but came back later to nish the game. Since McClains return, Oakland has won three straight to take a onegame lead in the AFC West heading into Sundays game at Miami. Raiders veteran running back Rock Cartwright said he intends to talk to McClain about his situation whenever the linebacker returns to the team. All you can do is tell them things, try to give them help, but if they dont want to be helped, then they wont be helped, Cartwright said. Once he gets back, Ill try to put a bug in his ear and see whats going on. McClain signed a $40 million, ve-year contract that included $23 million in guarantees with the Raiders on July 28, 2010.



Friday Dec. 2, 2011


Warriors ready to improve roster

By Antonio Gonzalez

OAKLAND New Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson started to explain his plan for a shortened training camp when general manager Larry Rileys phone rang. I hope thats a couple of free agents, Jackson joked. Riley laughed, placed the phone back in his coat pocket and whispered that it wasnt easy to ignore the call. The two nished talking with reporters and, before they could return to the basketball operations ofces, the phone started ringing again. Welcome back. All of the other things to building a great franchise have taken place, but we havent been able to do much with basketball, Riley said. So now, so to speak, its time to go. While the reconstructed Warriors management returned to Oracle Arena on Thursday, most players are not expected at the teams practice facility in downtown Oakland now open again until next week.

Preparations for their return are already under way. Riley has been busy fielding calls about potential moves. New assistant general manager Larry Riley and eventual successor Bob Myers took a ight to Los Angeles to talk to agents at his old stomping grounds at the Wasserman Media Group and new executive board member Jerry West stayed in contact with everybody. Just dont expect any major changes anytime soon. Although trade talk has surrounded leading scorer Monta Ellis for years, breaking up the point guard tandem with Stephen Curry still seems an unlikely possibility at the moment. Riley said he will do his due diligence exploring possibilities with the roster but doesnt anticipate a major overhaul before the season begins Dec. 25. Whats the likelihood the roster

will be near the same with some additions on opening day? Very likely, Riley said. The statement seemed to indicate Jackson will be working with the same incomplete roster as his predecessor, Keith Smart, ousted after one year as a ll-in coach under the new ownership group headed by Joe Lacob that has promised sweeping changes to the underachieving franchise. The Warriors have made the playoffs just once since 1994. About the only success the franchise has enjoyed is that long-suffering fans in the basketball-crazy Bay Area still regularly pack the arena and can be as vocal as any in a market saturated with sports teams. Ellis, Curry and forward David Lee are the core of a Golden State team that nished 36-46 last season, a 10game improvement from the previous year. While moving one of the three will likely be necessary for any overhaul, doing so under the rushed offseason free agency will be tough. In time, Riley believes bigger changes will come.

Now will tomorrow or next week show a lot of change? It could be, because we dont know exactly what were dealing with and what additions were making to the team, Riley said. But this organization has a lot of condence that our future is good. And Im not talking about 10 years from now. Were not talking about that. Were talking about shortterm future. Then he turned to Jackson and muttered, I hope you agree with that. Absolutely, Jackson replied. I wouldnt be sitting here. Somebody else would be sitting here. The rst-time head coach has his own obstacles to overcome. The only preaching Jackson could do all summer and fall is at his ministry in the Los Angeles area. He held meetings with his new coaching staff in Oakland and a boot-camp style one in Southern California one week to overload them with information. I think it wouldve been a nightmare if we didnt have basketball back, Jackson said. Training camps are scheduled to

open Dec. 9, under the parameters that a new collective bargaining agreement will be ratied in time. In the meantime, Jackson and his coaching staff are not permitted to have any contact with players who might be hanging around the facilities. Jackson is using the time wisely. He stopped by the San Francisco 49ers headquarters to speak with Jim Harbaugh this week and has another meeting in the works with Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson. The rst-year NFL head coaches have had remarkable success in turning around the two Bay Area football franchises, and they did so despite a work stoppage that shortened training camp. Jackson hopes to duplicate the success on the hardwood. The reason I wanted to do it is because of the great success both those guys have had in changing the culture. Great leaders. Theyve turned things around. Theyve made it the same things that I look forward to making this team, we, collective, buy in or youre out, having fun, Jackson said.

Lynch carries Seahawks to win over Eagles


SEATTLE Marshawn Lynch loves the prime-time stage, even if hes rarely given such a spotlight. But he wasnt about to accept any praise on a night when he certainly deserved it. It was all about the offensive line. We managed the game, we came out

victorious, everybodys happy, and now were on to our break, Lynch said during a very brief locker room appearance. Thank you. Seattles hard-charging running back bulled through Philadelphia for 148 yards and a pair of rst-half touchdowns, David Hawthorne returned the third of Vince Youngs four intercep-

tions 77 yards for a score, and the Seahawks rolled to a 31-14 victory Thursday that only added to the Eagles miserable season. Lynch ran into and escaped from a massive pileup for a 15-yard TD run in the rst quarter, then made a quick cut and went back against the ow for a 40yard scoring dash on the rst play of the

second quarter to give the Seahawks (57) a 14-0 lead. It was the second-best performance of Lynchs career and a capper to what has been his nest stretch as a pro. Lynch never had consecutive 100-yard rushing games until a few weeks ago. Now hes done it in four of Seattles past ve, and the only time he didnt,

Lynch had 88 yards in a victory over St. Louis. His rst-quarter, escape-act touchdown against Philadelphia (4-8) gave Lynch eight straight games with at least one score and added a highlight reminiscent of his famous tackle-breaking, 67-yard TD run in last years NFC playoffs against New Orleans.

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Gerhart gets work with Peterson hurt



Menlos Andrew Ball was one of only four juniors players chosen by the USTA for its sportsmanship award.Ball will receive the award in July during the tennis hall of fame ceremonies.

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matches, he is always very gracious and makes good line calls, Menlo coach Bill Shine said in a press release. He plays the game the right way. Its well deserved, and its nice to see what hes been doing all the time is recognized. Hes got the whole program excited. The award is given in honor of 1967 Hall of Famer Bill Talbert, who was regarded for his high standards of sportsmanship.

Ball will receive his award during a July 14 ceremony and has been invited to many of the Hall of Fame events, including the induction ceremony, during which recent players and several major contributors to the game of tennis have been nominated, including Jennifer Capriati, one of Americas most dominant tennis players in the 1990s and early 2000s, Russias first world No. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Brazilian tennis superstar Gustavo Guga Kuerten and the late wheelchair star Randy Snow. Going to the Hall of Fame is pretty sick, Ball said. Im excited to be going out there. But to do that theyll have to get past a MenloAtherton team that has bounced back nicely after a 35-0 loss to Terra Nova four weeks ago that cost them the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division title. The Bears return to the scene of the crime on Saturday with a chance to knock off one of the best teams the county has ever seen. Walsh said the Bears arent a team the Padres can afford to take lightly. I know coach Taufoou is a very proud football coach and has built a lot of belief systems down there at Menlo-Atherton, he said. They do a great haka, you can tell they really play together. They have two great running backs, they have a stingy defense and its not an arguable fact that theyre playing their best football right now. So, if we give anything short of our best performance, our best effort, well denitely be in a dog ght and be in a position to lose the game. Im really hoping that we stay focused and intent on our relationships, focused and intent on the growth of our team and play the best possible game we can against a very good M-A team on Saturday.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Toby Gerhart was used to being a workhorse running back from his days as a college star at Stanford. He wasnt playing behind Adrian Peterson then. With Peterson starting for the Minnesota Vikings, its been a quiet two seasons for Gerhart in the NFL. But Peterson suffered a high ankle sprain two weeks ago, giving Gerhart into a more featured role. Gerhart had just 24 carries in his rst 10 games of the season. But he started last weekend against the Falcons and had 17 carries for 44 yards and a touchdown. When he woke up on Monday morning, he felt a little sorer than hes used to feeling after a game day. He had a few more bumps and bruises, but it was a good kind of hurt. It felt OK, Gerhart said with a shrug and a grin. Some bumps and bruises, a little sore. But thats expected after playing a full NFL game. For the rst time all season, and really only the third time in his two-year career, the former Heisman Trophy nalist got the kind of workload he had in college. His production in the loss to the Falcons may have been on the modest side, but it was a welcome change

from the one- and two-carry days he had seen in most games. Gerhart set the Stanford school record for career attempts with 671 carries in just over three seasons and also has the school record with 44 rushing touchdowns. But hes spent the vast majority of his NFL career backing up Peterson, who is widely viewed as the best running back in the game. Peterson is such a focal point of the Vikings offense that coaches have been reluctant to pull him off the eld. And when they do, the carries are just as likely to go to versatile receiver Percy Harvin. The durable Peterson sustained the ankle sprain two weeks ago against Oakland and missed the Falcons game, putting Gerhart into the starting role. He had 22 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown in a win at Washington last year and 16 carries for 77 yards in a loss to Chicago, both when Peterson was out with injuries. Peterson has not practiced this week leading into the game Sunday against Denver, so Gerhart is gearing up for more action. I try to prepare every week like I am the guy, he said. Go out there and get ready. I dont know what Adrians status is. Until hes back out there running on the eld with us, Ill be preparing like Ill be the guy. Hes a key part of this team, Sharabi said of Shayan. Hes probably the best defensive midelder in the PAL. When hes not out there, we can be exposed. The Panthers were also missing center midelder Kody Wakasa, who is nishing up his commitment to his academy team. Without Shayan and Wakasa, there was plenty of room for the Willow Glen attackers to roam in the mideld. As such, the Panthers had a tough time stringing together passes and controlling possession with the bulk of their mideld missing. Burlingame took its shots in the second half, but many times the Panthers were a half step to quick as a number of offside calls thwarted promising attacks. Im just proud of the boys, Sharabi said. They didnt give up. the rebounding, Matsu said. We came out with good energy. In addition to her eight boards, Sui also had 11 points, with seven coming in the second half. The Vikings were led by Briana Suis 12 points. Kelly Chin added six. Despite the loss, Matsu was encouraged by his teams play, considering their relative lack of varsity experience. We have a fairly young team out there, Matsu said. Only three of nine girls played (varsity minutes) last year. We played six girls who did not have any varsity experience.

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a goal early in the second half, but it was wiped away when the Rams were whistled for a foul before the goal. While the Panthers avoided the goal, they lost a key player in Sebastian Trevino, who was injured on the foul. He suffered what appears to be a deep bruise on his foot and while he should be ne for the long haul, the Panthers were without his services for the rest of the night. Burlingames chances also took a hit when defensive midelder Shayan Alimohammadzadehamin who Sharabi said is just trying to use his rst name this season, ala a Brazilian player had to be subbed out early in the second half because of a groin strain.

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peoples time. This is a unique and special group of seniors that is intent on creating their own history. And theyve done that a few times this year. More than a few times actually this Serra team was the rst to beat rival St. Francis at Mountain View in 40 years. Theyre also the rst 10-win team in school history. The 2011 team will go down as the highest scoring team in school history (463 points, 59 touchdowns and counting) and anything above 153 yards against M-A will give them the most yards offensively by any Serra team. I believe they understand it, Walsh said of the historic magnitude of Saturdays game. And I think if history plays a part in it, theyll embrace it and not run from it. I think this group would be proud to see this program grow on their foundation.

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coach because they got a lot more aggressive on the boards in the second half. Priscilla Sui pulled down eight rebounds after halftime and while the Skippers still out-rebounded the Vikings in the third and fourth quarters, it wasnt by much. Mercy had 19 second-half rebounds to 16 for the Vikings. In the second half, I was very pleased with


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@ St.Louis 10 a.m. FOX

Friday Dec. 2, 2011


Sharks 4, Canadiens 3
Playoffs TBD

Atlantic Division W Pittsburgh 15 N.Y.Rangers 14 Philadelphia 13 New Jersey 12 N.Y.Islanders 7 Northeast Division W Boston 15 Toronto 14 Buffalo 13 Ottawa 12 Montreal 10 Southeast Division W Florida 13 Washington 12 Tampa Bay 11 Winnipeg 10 Carolina 8 L 7 5 7 10 11 L 7 9 10 11 11 L 8 11 11 11 15 OT 4 3 3 1 4 OT 1 2 1 2 5 OT 4 1 2 4 4 Pts 34 31 29 25 18 Pts 31 30 27 26 25 Pts 30 25 24 24 20 GF 82 65 80 58 43 GF 81 82 68 77 65 GF 68 72 65 71 64 GA 64 49 68 64 69 GA 50 81 63 86 68 GA 62 77 76 80 91 East

New England N.Y.Jets Buffalo Miami South Houston Tennessee Jacksonville Indianapolis North Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland West Oakland Denver Kansas City San Diego W 8 6 5 3 W 8 6 3 0 W 8 8 7 4 W 7 6 4 4 L 3 5 6 8 L 3 5 8 11 L 3 3 4 7 L 4 5 7 7 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 Pct .727 .545 .455 .273 Pct .727 .545 .273 .000 Pct .727 .727 .636 .364 Pct .636 .545 .364 .364 PF 331 256 261 212 PF 293 226 138 150 PF 272 233 259 165 PF 260 221 153 249 PA 223 241 281 206 PA 179 212 200 327 PA 182 188 215 216 PA 274 260 265 275

Sharks win in shootout


vs.St. Louis @ Arizona 1 p.m. 1:05 p.m. FOX FOX

vs.Steelers @ Seattle 5:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m. ESPN FOX

@ Miami 10 a.m. CBS

@ Packers 10 a.m. CBS

vs. Detroit 1 p.m. FOX

@ K.C. 10 a.m. CBS

vs.San Diego 1:15 p.m. CBS

Playoffs TBD

Joe Pavelski scored in the sixth round of the shootout and Antti Niemi sealed the win with a sliding pad save against P.K. Subban as the San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday night. Ryane Clowe tied the game with 1:26 left in regulation, and after a fast-paced overtime, the Sharks maintained their home dominance over the Canadiens in the shootout. San Jose has won six straight at home against Montreal, last losing 3-2 in overtime on Nov. 23, 1999. The Canadiens looked as though they would end that dry spell when Erik Cole gave them a 3-2 lead midway through the third. But after Clowe tied it, the Sharks pulled it out in the shootout. Marty Havlat beat Carey Price in the second round with a forehand before Brian Gionta kept it going in the third round when he stickhandled past Niemi. Michal Handzus and David Desharnais traded goals in the fourth round before both teams missed in the fth. Pavelski then beat Price with a forehand wrister before Niemi got his pad out just in time to stop Subbans backhand attempt. Logan Couture and Jamie McGinn scored and Niemi made 29 saves for the Sharks, who avoided matching a season-worst, three-game losing streak. Desharnais had a goal and two assists, and Cole and Michael Cammalleri each had a goal.



vs.Wild 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Stars 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL

@ St.Louis 5 p.m. CSN-CAL



vs.Montreal vs.Panthers 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL CSN-CAL

@ Chicago @ Colorado 4 p.m. 5 p.m. CSN-CAL CSN-CAL

BOYSSOCCER Willow Glen 2,Burlingame 1 Halftime score 1-0 Willow Glen.Burlingame goal scorer Lutvieyv (penalty kick). Records Burlingame 1-1 overall. GIRLSSOCCER Mountain View 2,Menlo School 1 Halftime score 2-0 Mountain View.Menlo goal scorer (assist) McFarland (Boissiere).Records Menlo School 1-1 overall; Mountain View 2-0. BOYSBASKETBALL James Lick Invitational Woodside 56,Overfelt 22 Woodside 13 17 17 9 56 Overfelt 6 7 3 6 22 WOODSIDE (fg-ftm-tp) Blocker 0-2-2,Castillo 20-4, Hickman 3-1-9, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Beckh 2-0-5, Bet 1-0-2, Hoffer 4-1-10, McClough 2-0-4, Ricks 50-10, Mahoni 0-1-1, Ennis 3-0-7. Totals 23-5-56. OVERFELT Nelson 4-2-11,Bryant 3-3-9,Daughtry 1-0-2. Totals 8-5-22. 3-pointers Hickman 2, Hoffer, Beckh, Ennis (W); Nelson (O). Records Woodside 3-0 overall. GIRLSBASKETBALL Sacred Heart Prep 38,Capuchino 26 Sacred Heart Prep 9 6 10 13 38 Capuchino 8 5 9 4 26 SHP (fg ftm-fta tp) Gannon 6 0-2 15,M.Holland 2 0-0 4, Meehan 1 0-0 2, Zuki 1 0-2 2, Hemm 3 0-0 6,Cummings 3 0-0 7,N.Holland 0 2-2 2.Totals 12 26 38.CAPUCHINO Alonzo 3 1-2 7,McDaid 3 1-1 7,Brazil 3 0-2 7,Misculin 1 0-0 2,Merafuentes 1 0-0 2, Santiago 0 1-2 1.Totals 11 3-7 26. 3-pointers Gannon 3 (SHP);Brazil (C).Records Capuchino 11 overall; Sacred Heart Prep 1-0. Mercy-SF 51,Mills 36 Mercy 14 15 14 8 51 Mills 10 13 7 7 36 MERCY (fg ftm-fta tp) Haight 4 2-3 11,Sabahi 5 4-6 14,Ilalio 3 2-3 8,Masoli 4 2-2 12,Schivo 1 0-0 2, Escobar 1 2-2 4.Totals 18 12-16 51.MILLS B.Sui 5 0-0 12,P.Sui 5 1-2 11,Chin 3 0-0 6,Chang 2 0-1 5, Arciaga 1 0-0 2, La Stofka 0 0-2 0.Totals 16 1-5 36. 3-pointers Haight,Masoli 2 (MSF);B.Sui 2,Chang (M).Records Mills 1-1 overall.

Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 15 7 1 31 69 51 Chicago 14 8 3 31 80 78 St.Louis 14 8 2 30 59 50 Nashville 12 9 4 28 66 68 Columbus 7 15 3 17 59 82 Northwest Division W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 15 7 3 33 60 55 Vancouver 14 10 1 29 78 66 Edmonton 12 10 3 27 67 63 Colorado 11 13 1 23 68 74 Calgary 10 12 2 22 54 64 Pacic Division W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 15 9 1 31 65 67 Los Angeles 13 8 4 30 59 56 San Jose 14 7 1 29 64 51 Phoenix 13 8 3 29 65 58 Anaheim 7 13 4 18 54 77 Two points for a win,one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Wednesdays Games Boston 6,Toronto 3 Detroit 4,Tampa Bay 2 Colorado 6,New Jersey 1 Thursdays Games Columbus 4,Calgary 3,SO San Jose 4,Montreal 3,SO Pittsburgh 2,Washington 1 N.Y.Rangers 5,Carolina 3

Dallas N.Y.Giants Philadelphia Washington South New Orleans Atlanta Tampa Bay Carolina North Green Bay Chicago Detroit Minnesota West San Francisco Seattle Arizona St.Louis

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PF 362 259 199 252 PF 382 288 316 214 PF 262 185 213 140

PA 225 277 251 222

PA 252 227 291 305 PA 227 232 246 295 PA 161 232 256 270

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES Traded RHP Randy Henry and player to be named to the Texas Rangers for C Taylor Teagarden. BOSTON RED SOX Agreed to terms with manager Bobby Valentine on a two-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS Named Phil Clark hitting coach of Columbus (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS Agreed to terms with RHP Zach Miner,INF Jamie Romak,LHP Marlon Arias,LHP Tommy Hottovy,INF Tony Abreu,INF Eric Duncan and INF Sharlon Schoop on minor league contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDS Named Rick Sweet minor league catching coordinator and Smokey Garrett part-time hitting instructor. LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms wit INF Adam Kennedy on a one-year contract. NEW YORK METS Promoted Chris Becerra to director of international scouting, Jim DAloia to director of professional scouting, Doug Thurman West Coast scouting supervisor,Tim Fortugno professional scout and Hector Rincones to Venezuelan supervisor. Named Ron Romanick minor league pitching coordinator,Tom Clark and Bryn Alderson professional scouts, Mike Silvestri South FloridaPuerto Rico scout,Jim Bryant North Florida-Georgia scout, Kevin Roberson Arizona-New Mexico-Colorado-Nevada scout and Jarrett England Ohio-Kentucky-Tennessee scout and Ash Lawson special assignment scout.

Mondays Game New Orleans 49,N.Y.Giants 24 Thursday,Dec.1 Philadelphia at Seattle,5:20 p.m. Sunday,Dec.4 Kansas City at Chicago,10 a.m. Atlanta at Houston,10 a.m. Denver at Minnesota,10 a.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay,10 a.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh,10 a.m.



Friday Dec. 2, 2011


Civic Natural Gas available to more consumers

By Ann M. Job

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Thirteen years after launching its natural gas-powered Civic as a low-emission, lowfuel-price vehicle for public utilities and other business eets, Honda is expanding availability to more consumers than ever. For the rst time, car shoppers in 30-plus states should nd natural gas-powered Civics sitting on lots at select Honda dealerships. Key benets for buyers: Natural gas prices can be 35 percent less than gasoline and the car qualifies for high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane usage in many states, including those who have failed to provide or recently rescinded HOV access to gas-electric hybrids. A big drawback: Finding a convenient place to ll up when youre away from home. Named the 2012 Green Car of the Year by the California-based Green Car Journal, the 2012 Civic Natural Gas sedan looks like a regular Civic. The words Natural Gas on the trunk lid are all that visually differentiate it on the outside. Formerly called the Civic GX, the Civic Natural Gas sounds and drives like a regular Civic, though theres less torque available from the four-cylinder engine than there is in other Civic sedans. The 2012 Civic Natural Gas also cant be had with a manual transmission, leather seats or sunroof. But with a starting manufacturers suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $26,925, the 2012 Civic Natural Gas has the highest starting retail price of any 2012 Civic model.

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sumers have to do what I did on my test drive, which is nd places to gas up. And that used up precious time one busy workday morning, because even in environmentally inclined California, it may not be easy to nd natural gas to put into a consumer car. The test car rode like other Civics. I felt road bumps nearly all the time, and the interior, while roomy, was not wellinsulated against outside noises. As in other 2012 Civics, there is a futuristic feel behind the wheel. Its primarily because big digital speedometer numbers and other typical car gauge data are clustered in a long, raised screen atop the dashboard in front of the driver. But seat cushions in the tester felt a bit cheap, and hard, gray plastic dominated inside. In the test car, the hard plastic trim next to the drivers side window on the inside of the door would groan when I put my elbow or any pressure there. Rear brakes are the less expensive drums, not discs like they are in the Civic Hybrid. Trunk space is compromised by the 3,600-psi natural gas tank that sits behind the rear seatbacks, which do not fold

down. A trunk in a gasoline-only Civic sedan measures 12.5 cubic feet. Theres 10.7 cubic feet in a Civic Hybrid trunk and just 6.1 in the natural gas model. The 1.8-liter, single overhead cam four cylinder sounded strained when I pressed hard for sudden acceleration. The engine, which is a modied version of whats in other Civics, develops the same 110 horsepower as the Civic Hybrid. But torque peaks at just 106 foot-pounds at a 4,300 rpm vs. the 127 foot-pounds at a low 1,000 rpm in the Civic Hybrid. Hondas big news is the navigation system in the upper trim level Civic Natural Gas model provides directions to places where consumers can gas up. But the rst place my nav system sent me, which was tucked off a cul de sac amid junkyards and sandblasting businesses near Sacramento, had no natural gas pump. It was a transportation ofce of a local school district, and the woman there told me they had gotten rid of all 18 natural gas-powered school buses long before, and the pump had been removed a year ago. Somehow, though, this site was programmed into the Civics database.


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Indeed, the starting price for a base, 2012 Civic Hybrid, which has a gasolinepowered four cylinder supplemented by an electric motor and which has a higher government fuel economy rating than the natural gas-powered Civic, is $24,820. A base, 2012 Civic sedan without hybrid or natural gas-using powerplant has a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $16,575. Honda is the only mass-market automaker producing a natural-gas car on a factory assembly line, though other carmakers, including Ford, have long offered natural gas vehicles to business eets. A consumer should consider installing a natural gas dispenser at his/her home when buying a Civic Natural Gas. A home refueling station, which is powered by electricity, has a compressor that converts your home supply to the Civicrequired pounds per square inch (psi). Without a home refueling station, con-

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Cookie-wine pairings SEE PAGE 21

A sense of wonder
By Lou Kesten

It has been a brutal year for fans of the Wii. Other publishers have stopped bringing AAA games to Nintendos low-powered console. The best-reviewed new game on the system, Xenoblade Chronicles, has inexplicably By Derrik J. Lang been withheld from the United States. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nintendo itself seems ready to move on to its forthcoming Wii U. LOS ANGELES Link is getting a So The Legend of Zelda: Skyward workout. Sword ($49.99) looks like the last Unlike the button-mashing pursuits gasp for the once unstoppable Wii. in previous installments of the popIs it worth dusting off and ular Nintendo Co. franchise, plugging in your old Legend of Zelda: Skyward machine to play it? Sword is asking players to Absolutely although ick their wrists, wave its not quite the masterpiece their arms and Nintendo has been promising. The core elements of the 25-yearold Zelda franchise remain. Once again, you are Link, a teenager whos destined for great things. As usual, your friend Zelda disappears and you must run to her rescue. Your journey takes you through a series of fantastic locations including, most notably, a series of dungeons lled with brain-twisting puzzles. Still, there are plenty of tweaks to the formula. Skyward Sword begins in Skyloft, a tiny town oating high above the clouds. Each character is master of a loftwing, a bird you can y to the other rocks floating around Skyloft. While out on a joyride, Zelda is attacked by a tornado and dragged to the land below, where most of the action takes place. There are three major areas to explore: the grassy Faron Woods, the ery Eldin Volcano and the desolate Lanayru Desert. Each is populated with a healthy variety of native creatures, some helpful, some vicious. Theres plenty of sword-swinging combat, but thats not the emphasis the real challenge is guring out how to get through the mazelike environments to their central temples. The Skyward Sword temples feature some of the most devious puzzles ever conjured up by the Zelda team. The desert area,

Skyward Sword taking Zelda to new heights

move their hands with the gesture-recognizing Wii controller in order to guide spritely adventurer Link along an epic quest to nd childhood sweetheart Zelda. While the Wii iteration of the previous Zelda console game, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, included some simplistic motion controls ve years ago, Skyward Sword is pushing the physicality further by employing the more precise Wii MotionPlus technology to serve as such weapons and tools as Links sword, bug-catching net, harp and slingshot. Its going to feel like a brand new experience for everyone, regardless of their experience with the series, and I hope that theyll all enjoy it very much, said Japanese game producer Eiji Aonuma, who has worked on the 25-year-old Zelda franchise for the past 14 years. He spoke through a translator during a recent interview in Los Angeles. Aonuma compared the motion control of Skyward Sword, out Nov. 20, to the threedimensional graphics of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which revolutionized the series when it was released for the Nintendo 64 console in 1998 by transforming the mythical land of Hyrule from a mysterious maze-like 2-D labyrinth into a fantastical 3-D realm. In Skyward Sword, Link descends from a oating city to such locales as a dense forest, mammoth volcano and sprawling desert in search of Zelda, while encountering mind-bending puzzles, well-armored baddies and time-ipping crystals along the way. Instead of a horse or a train, Link has a giant crimson bird to help him get around this time. Aonuma said the more physical take on Zelda

Kinects kid games ruling the holidays

By Ron Harris

Microsoft and some third-party companies rolled out some nifty titles in 2011, with a few new ones for the holidays that will test your wits and stamina as you lunge around the living room, angling for high scores. Heres a look at some featured Kinect-friendly titles as the year wraps up.

Dance Central 2 (Microsoft Studios, $49.99, rated T)

More dance and more songs are on tap for this standout sequel. As with the original title, the goal remains to keep up with the crew of eet-footed characters on the screen while you bust a move to popular hip-hop and electronica songs. The dance moves are fun even if some of them like the bear cub are best left to an embarrassing uncle at a wedding. Truly, its an awful lot of hand-waving and arms akimbo. Some of the new features include the ability to create your own playlist from the provided songs as well as top-notch voice commands that allow you, among other things, to slow down the music if youre having problems nailing some tough dance moves. Three out of four stars.

The Gunstringer (Microsoft Studios, $39.99, rated T)

In this fairly strange game, you play as the operator of a marionette skeleton that also happens to be one of the fastest guns in the Old West. You hoist up the Gunstringer by the strings and walk him around with movements

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Ferrells Billion Dollar Movieheads to Sundance

LOS ANGELES Heres a dream come true for cash-strapped lmmakers: A billion-dollar movie budget. Next months Sundance Film Festival, the top showcase for independent cinema, includes the comedy Tim and Erics Billion Dollar Movie. Its the story of two filmmakers who get the most colossal budget ever, only to have it all go wrong. The movie, one of dozens announced Thursday by Robert Redfords Sundance festival, features Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Zach Galifianakis. Its writer-directors are Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, a Tim and Erics Billion Dollar Movieis the story of two lmmakers who get comedy duo whose credits include the most colossal budget ever,only to have it all go wrong. the TV series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Billion Dollar Movie is part of the festivals popular midnight section of horror, over-the-top comedy and other high-energy lms. Among other midnight titles are director Jon Wrights horror comedy Grabbers, starring Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley in the tale of villagers in an Irish shing town who learn that staying drunk might be their only protection against bloodsucking sea monsters. They also will include Nicholas McCarthys The Pact, with Casper Van Dien and Caity Lotz in the story of a woman whose childhood home is beset by a mysterious presence after her mothers death; Black Rock, with director Katie Aselton, Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth in a thriller about three friends ghting for survival during a weekend getaway; and Dylan Southern and Joe Swanbergs Shut Up and Play the Hits, a documentary following LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy for two days amid the bands farewell concert in April. Sundance programming director Trevor Groth said he aimed to rev up the midnight lineup this time, so I did a lot of outreach into the pockets of lmmakers making the kind of lms we want. Its actually going to be one of the most exciting collections of lms in the midnight section weve ever had. Something for everyone, as long as they like it kind of crazy, Groth said. Hopefully, itll keep you awake. For me, its the stuff that really pushes the envelope. The more outrageous it is for me, the better. I really want to be shocked or surprised or laugh so hard that I pass out.

Jersey Shore star Pauly D teams up with 50 Cent

NEW YORK Hes talked about it, but now Pauly D is officially a member of 50 Cents music group. The Jersey Shore star officially signed to the rappers G-Note label Thursday. The label focuses on dance and pop music a good fit for Pauly D, since hes known as a DJ as well as a reality star. Hes been working in music since he was 16 and parlayed his success on the MTV hit series into becoming an indemand DJ. Pauly D even joined Britney Spears for a few dates on her recent Femme Fatal tour as an opening act. A few months ago Pauly D confirmed that he and the rapper were working together. 50 Cent said Pauly D was a great addition to G-Note and G-Unit family and called him smart and creative.

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Regis: Been too busy to miss show with Kelly

NORWOOD, Ohio Regis Philbin says hes been too busy to miss the live weekday TV show he left nearly two weeks ago, though he is already thinking about a return to television. The 80-year-old entertainer said at a suburban Cincinnati book-signing on Wednesday that he hasnt had time to think about the old program with Kelly Ripa because of his book tour. Hes on the road promoting his memoir, How I Got This Way. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Philbin said it was time to move on from the midmorning show. But he says hes now working on a family talent program he would host in prime time. He says competing families would be judged on their fitness, knowledge, character and what they give back to the community.

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Springsteen keynote speaker at South by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas Rock veteran Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 South by Southwest music festival in Texas. Organizers announced Thursday that The Boss will address participants at a March 15 event at the Austin Convention Center. Previous keynote speakers include Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant, Smokey Robinson and Neil Young. South by Southwest begins March 9 with interactive and lm events. The music festival stars March 13, showcasing more than 2,000 acts from around the world at dozens of stages throughout downtown Austin. Springsteen and his E Street Band hit the road next year for a worldwide tour.

Ailey pulls out the stops at festive season opener

NEW YORK You can always count on a few things about the annual Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gala at City Center. It will be a grand occasion. The audience will be packed, enthusiastic, beautifully dressed. Much money will be raised, and Revelations will be on the program. Not that it should be any different. But this years event posed a unique challenge: How to make Revelations, that crown jewel in the Ailey repertoire, shine even brighter, to mark the ascendance of new artistic director Robert Battle and the dawn of the post-Judith Jamison era? (Plus the sparkling renovation of City Center, the companys performing home.)



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Cookie-wine pairings add zip to afternoon tea

By Michelle Locke

Cookies and tea are nice, but cookies and wine can be ne. Thats something Leah Kuo and Laura Englander, co-owners of Cookies & Corks found out a few years ago. The pair already had turned their culinary and marketing smarts into a business selling gourmet cookies direct-toconsumers and through local merchants. Then, Englander got a new idea after delivering cookies to a Falls Church, Va., wine shop that was carrying their goodies. A wine tasting was going on and she was struck by a thought How about pairing cookies with wine? So, she and Kuo sat down and wrote out a business plan, got busy with recipes and enlisted the expertise of wine columnist Amy Reiley. The result is a line of gourmet and savory cookies intended specically to pair with wine. It was fun to come up with these formulas from a cookie standpoint, says Kuo. For instance, bakers usually use table salt which dissolves well and doesnt leave a distinct taste behind. But for wine pairings a salty nish can be an asset, so Kuo started using kosher salt, with its larger grains and bigger taste wallop. Then when you pair with wine, a buttery chardonnay, say, or cabernet franc or even a zinfandel, it really is a great pairing. Looking for some holiday inspired pairings of your own?

The fun part is when I put this cookie in front of people.Theyre always surprised to take the zesty lemon cookie and pair it with a merlot or a light pinot noir.Acidic red wines like those red wines are very complementary with this acidic lemon cookie.
Laura Englander,co-owner of Cookies & Corks

Pamela Heiligenthal, co-founder and editor of, suggests matching gingerbread with riesling or gewurztraminer, two aromatic white wines. The spiciness of the cookie brings out the honey and peach notes of a riesling, she says. Try it with a gewurztraminer to accentuate the spiciness of the cookie. The holidays also are a good time to pull out the bubbly, and shortbread is a good match for a sparkling wine or blanc de blanc Champagne (sparkling wine from Frances Champagne region made from chardonnay grapes). The light and dry avors of the bubbles cut through the rm, crumbly buttery goodness of the cookie, says Heiligenthal. Another traditional favorite, lace cookies, can be paired with late-harvest riesling, with the wines delicate avors complementing the delicate crispness of the buttery cookies. Sherry is another stand-by for sweet pairings. Liz Mendez, co-owner of Vera Chicago, a wine bar featuring Spanish cuisine in Chicago, suggests going with an amontillado-style sherry when serving cookies. This kind of sherry is in

between dry and sweet, so it makes a nice contrast with desserts without overpowering them. Amontillado sherry also typically has a nutty avor which goes well with rich treats. Some suggested pairings from Kuo and Englander include their espresso chocolate peanut butter cookie and a zesty lemon cookie with prosecco. The zesty lemon, lightly tart and sweet, is a versatile player, says Englander. The fun part is when I put this cookie in front of people. Theyre always surprised to take the zesty lemon cookie and pair it with a merlot or a light pinot noir. Acidic red wines like those red wines are very complementary with this acidic lemon cookie. Kuo also likes the idea of using cookie-and-wine pairings as a way to get people thinking about mixing and matching avors. It was so interesting to think of this as more than just a fun way to entertain, which it is, but also a way to educate people in an accessible manner on how to do food and wine pairings. Cookies and wine not the most conventional pairing, but it just may turn out to be your cup of tea.

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By Susan Cohn

AN ARTISTS BRIEF LIFE. California artist Rex Slinkard (18871918) died in the influenza epidemic of 1918 while serving in the military. The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, the primary repository of his work, presents The Legend of Rex Slinkard, an exhibition of more than 60 oil paintings, charcoal drawings and pen-andwatercolor sketches that convey the breadth and strength of Slinkards short-lived artistic development. Slinkard, born in Indiana, studied at Judson Art School and at the College of Fine Arts of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1908, Slinkard won a scholarship that allowed him to continue his studies in New York City, where he established personal contacts with well-known people in the worlds of visual and literary arts. He studied with Robert Henri and roomed with fellow artist George Bellows (1882-1925), with whom he shared a common interest in boxing. Bellows would become famous for his paintings of the sport and Slinkards portrait is often included amongst the audience featured in these paintings. The exhibition includes an oil portrait by Bellows of Slinkard, entitled Portrait of Rex (c. 1915), on loan from a private collection. Patience Young, curator for education at the Cantor Arts Center, said, These contacts [with Henri, Bellows and others] have recently come to light with new scholarship undertaken by Geneva Gano, who spent a post-doctorate year teaching at Stanford, and her research prompted the Center to publish and make more widely known the works of this enigmatic modernist. The Slinkard collection came to Stanford in 1955 as a bequest from Florence A. Williams, the sister of Slinkards fiance, Gladys Whitney Williams. Until Genevas research this past decade, little has been known about the artist and his work in our collection. Slinkard returned to the West Coast from New York and financial necessity ultimately required him to relocate to his familys ranch near Saugus, in the hills north of Los Angeles. There, Slinkard lived a fairly isolated life and began painting his important independent works. His major painting, Young Rivers, on display at the Cantor, is a landscape based on irrigation ditches on the family ranch.

Rex Slinkard (U.S.A., 18871918).Rex c. 1914-1915. Oil on canvas.

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hili dogs generally are considered summer food. Which makes sense. Hot dogs tossed in a bun and slathered with chili and shredded cheese does tend to scream summer casual (and heartburn, but thats another matter). But those flavors do go so nicely together, I wondered if there was a way to capture the spirit of the meal in a form better suited to fending off the chill of a winter night. In converting the recipe I saw no reason to mess around too much with the hot dog or chili topping. Why ruin with a good thing? So I instead focused on the starch. A bun just wasnt going to cut it. I considered pasta, but thats too close to Cincinnati chili (spaghetti topped with chili and cheese). Roasted potatoes were the right flavor, but wrong texture. Mashed, however, were just right. The resulting recipe oozes comfort and warmth. And since you dont have to worry about toppings spilling out of the bun, its also easier to load up on extras, such as sour cream and jalapeno peppers.


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and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are very tender. Drain the potatoes, then return them to the pot. Add the butter and milk, then mash until chunky smooth. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside. While the potatoes cook, in a small saucepan over medium heat combine the baked beans, tomato paste, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder and cayenne. Bring to a simmer, then cover and set aside. Heat a grill pan to medium-high. Add the hot dogs and cook until heated through and browned on all sides, about 6 to 7 minutes. To serve, divide the mashed potatoes between 4 serving plates. Top each with a hot dog, then ladle the beans over them. Top with cheese, sour cream, jalapenos and red onion. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 880 calories; 470 calories from fat (53 percent of total calories); 53 g fat (24 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 140 mg cholesterol; 79 g carbohydrate; 27 g protein; 10 g fiber; 1,830 mg sodium.


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Disneyland Adventures (Microsoft Studios, $49.99, rated E10+)
In this title, the gamer uses Kinect as a gateway to the Magic Kingdom of the Disneyland amusement park in Southern California. Walking my childlike character around the park was a little clunky at rst. I raised my arm to move forward, but instead of following a sparkling golden path to my next task, I ended up plowing through crowds of families and getting stuck in a corner near a fence. This got better once I learned to slow my walking pace. The best part about this game is walking to attractions from memory. If youve been to Disneyland more than once, you know the Adventureland section is on the left side after grappling hook and slingshot. The most versatile of the new devices is the beetle, a ying drone that can pick up bombs and drop them on enemies. Skyward Sword is filled with aha! moments when you suddenly gure out how to use those devices to get past a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Its an unusually rewarding game mechanic, emphasizing logic and strategy over reexes, and the devilish puzzles make this Zelda chapter well worth your time. With 60-plus hours of playtime, this is the features the ability to use a new touchscreen controller in tandem with a Wii Remote. Aonuma said the goal with Wii U is to continue to leverage the gameplay introduced with Skyward Sword, but to layer on top of that the functionality of the Wii U controller, which has a screen built into it. The hope, Aonuma continued, is to use that as some type of tool to allow players to further enhance the way they interact with you enter the grounds. And sure enough, I found it quickly. But the similarities ended once I boarded the Jungle Cruise ride. I had to use my arms to control a water cannon and fend off legions of raging hippos. This is a pretty good game for the young and young at heart if youve visited the park. Three out of four stars.

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from your left hand while your right hand handles the trigger-squeezing duties with a swift motion upward at the elbow. The Gunstringer battles various comical foes, including a wavy inflatable tube character that would seem more at home in front of a used Ford dealership. I had to lean the skeleton out from side to side carefully to avoid getting whacked on the head by one of the wavy mans long arms. Its mild fun at best. Kudos to the developers at Twisted Pixel Games for their unconventional take on player controls and offering gamers lighter gunfire fare rather than a scaled back, Kinect-friendly Call of Duty knockoff. Two out of four stars.

Deepak Chopras Leela (THQ, $49.99, rated E)

Putting your spiritual and physical well-being in the hands of someone like Deepak Chopra is a good bet. But its probably tough to book an appointment with him, which is where Deepak Chopras Leela comes in handy. This is the most soothing video game Ive ever played. After custom-crafting my own mandala longest game in the Zelda franchise, but not all of it is as rewarding as the dungeon sequences. It takes several hours before Link nally gets to the surface, where almost all the action is. In between dungeons you have to keep returning to Skyloft, home to a bunch of dimwits who send you on tedious fetch quests while youre trying to prevent the apocalypse. Theres an awful lot to do in Skyward Sword, but about one-third of it feels like ller. The boss battles against the most powerful monsters range, similarly, from boring to spectacular. The bad ones essentially involve the Zelda world. A non-interactive, high-denition clip of Link encountering a giant spider was used at E3 to demonstrate some of the Wii U controllers capabilities, such as changing camera angles, toggling lighting schemes and switching the view between the touchscreen and TV display, but it was billed strictly as a demonstration, not a preview of a future Zelda title.

design (with gestures from my hands), I took part in a hip-swiveling session in which I controlled an image of the rotating Earth. The goal was to align growing trees with moving rain clouds and later to the sun. This was a good warm-up exercise in the games Muladhara, or Root Chakra, section. The goal of the game is to help the user align the seven chakras; spinning wheels of energy in the body if you believe in such things. I had the option to Play or Reect. During Play, I moved my body to engage with Leela, a Sanskrit word meaning the play of the universe, according to the game instructions. During Reect, I took a seat on the oor while Leela led me through breathing and meditation exercises. The imagery is beautiful and the background music is calming. I found this game both physically and mentally rewarding. These types of wellness titles truly take advantage of Kinects capabilities and when well-designed, as with Leela, showcase what gaming can become. Four out of four stars. slashing at the enemy until he surrenders, but the good ones make imaginative use of the skills Link has learned. One sequence, which involves rescuing a parasite-infested sky whale, is Zelda at its most exhilarating. Such moments go a long way toward reawakening the sense of wonder common to the best Nintendo games of the last quartercentury. And despite some dull stretches, Skyward Sword delivers enough of those moments to make it one of the most satisfying chapters in the Zelda canon. Three-and-ahalf stars out of four. Despite its expansive pedigree, Skyward Sword will face competition stiffer than just electric blobs and spitting birds, said Anita Frazier, an analyst for NPD Group, which tracks the retail sales of games. Between Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Zelda: Skyward Sword, I expect November to be a huge month for new physical retail sales, she said.

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for example, has switches that send parts of it back in time, to when it was a working factory. Some machines are useful, but after you get zapped by a guard robot youll wish youd left the electricity off. Besides your sword, controlled by swinging the motion-sensing Wii remote, you have a variety of gadgets, including the reliable old

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may mean more problems, Rothaus said. It is a good idea to double the capacity of a bar with its track record and place it next to an alley? Rothaus said. To understand some of the worry, Rothaus said one rst must look at the overall picture of police service in the city. There is one sergeant and three deputies on any given shift and any alcohol-related incident at a bar requires a minimum of two units responding. A greater disturbance takes three and sometimes a whole shift could be used. Its not the end of the world and happens in every community but you have to ask how often does that happen? Rothaus asked. San Carlos in general has an over-concentration of liquor licenses in its downtown, where the Carlos Club is located, according to the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. In 2010, San Carlos had 132 arrests for public intoxication. In comparison, the similarlysized cities of Burlingame had 24, Foster City had 33, Belmont had 73 and bar-heavy Los Gatos had 93. From October 2010 to October 2011, San Carlos police logged 131 alcohol-related incidents at the Carlos Club alone including public intoxication, driving while under the inuence, public disturbances, assault, battery, domestic violence, excessive noise and random spot checks by ofcers. The Carlos Club had nearly twice as many as Clooneys Pub, the Orchid Room and The Patio Bar combined, Rothaus said. And thats prior to any expansion, he said. Rothaus also points to the survey of intoxicated drivers sidetracked to First Chance rather than jail in which participants offer where they had their last drink. Of 472 responders, 92 could name a specic location and of those the Carlos Club tied for second behind the Clubhouse Bistro at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Foster City. Winters Tavern and BJs Brewhouse also tied for second. None of these facts means the Carlos Club will become any more trouble with expansion, Rothaus conceded, but they certainly dont paint an optimistic picture. I dont have a crystal ball. I cant predict what the impact will be but I can guess based on my experience, based on their alcoholrelated incidents and what I already know, Rothaus said. Aside from the Carlos Club, Rothaus said expansion plans by any other bar would be taken on a case-by-case basis. He also said that he liked the design hes seen so far for the expansion. The plan looks nice, he said. But thats not my issue. The San Carlos Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos. Not as many people attended the rally as she hoped, though. The local dream council started rallying in August in various cities including San Mateo, Palo Alto and Redwood City. Those events typically drew about 150, Raughley said. Maybe political fatigue is setting in, she said. She is determined, however, to continue rallying against the 1 percent. The economy is rigged in favor of the obscenely wealthy, she said. I was asleep for years. Now I want to wake up the neighbors to get them out in the streets. Millbrae resident Gary Graham, 69, never protested or participated in a rally before the group held a bridge demonstration in San Mateo in October. The group rallied at the bridge to highlight job creation related to xing Americas infrastructure. He calls Congress dysfunctional. I want to add my voice to all the other voices in expressing the frustration we are all feeling. It is time to generate jobs and get the economy going, Graham said. Congress needs to start listening to these groups, he said. If money is indeed speech then we may get drowned out, Graham said about the wealthiest in America. The group is urging people to send letters directly to the regions elected members in Congress to voice their concerns about the nations decit and putting people back to work. For more information on the local dream council visit

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the required conditions. Zoning Administrator Brian Moura, also the assistant city manager, granted Duncan a parking exception in June which gives the club the right to use the private lot for expansion. However, the Planning Commission must rst sign off on the specic expansion plan for outdoor dining, drinking and entertainment. Associate Planner Jill Lewis, in a staff report to the Planning Commission in October, recommended denying the application but commissioners wanted to revisit the request after Duncan hired an architect to nalize design features and add extra rest rooms. On Monday, Lewis will also return with both a recommendation for approval and a recommendation for denial which were both requested by the commission for consideration. Even the recommendation for approval, though, doesnt omit the public safety issues. There are still signicant concerns. Those have not really gone away even with revisions to the plan, Lewis said. In her October summary, Lewis found the plan consistent with several aspects of the city code but not public safety. Specically, the report noted the patio proposal includes the possibility to create hidden dark corners with inadequate lighting in which potential crimes could be committed. The planning staff also said the stucco wall would block what was happening on the patio where noise can amplify and crowds can congregate. The revamped plan calls for entertainment limited to 10 p.m., food service ending at midnight and one security guard posted at each entrance at all times. The existing establishment is approximately 2,200 square feet and sits on a 7,800 -squarefoot lot south of San Carlos Avenue. The maximum occupancy of the indoor building is 88 patrons and Lewis wrote there is the potential for crowds to spill out into the alley or cause a trafc backup on El Camino Real. The Planning Commission will again consider the application Monday night before making its recommendation to the City Council. In recommending the parking exception in June, Lewis noted the Carlos Club is an institution dating back to 1922 and the iconic neon sign has stood since 1947. The club is a destination point and the parking exception was the rst step in helping Duncan fully realize his vision of the Carlos Club as an allencompassing full service establishment. Not so fast, said Rothaus. The Carlos Club is already cause for concern and more of it

FRIDAY, DEC. 2 The Jerry Rice 17th Annual Toy Drive and Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1426 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Drop off a new unwrapped toy. Free autographed Jerry Rice Hall of Fame Card to first 400 kids. Continues through Sat., Dec. 10. Collected toys will benefit 28 Bay Area childrens charities. For more information call 533-4949. First Fridays Storytime: Big Red Barn. 11 a.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. The story will be read followed by a miniature sheep craft project. Then, the museum will host its Natures Bounty exhibit about farming in San Mateo County. Free for children 5 and under. $3 to $5. For more information visit or call 299-0104. Bingo. 1 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Sponsored by the Belmont Senior Club. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Admission is free. For more information call 5957444 or visit Friends of the Library book and media sale. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. $5 preview or friends membership. For more information call 697-7607 visit Giving Tree at Hillsdale Shopping Center. 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Macys Center Court, Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Hillsdale Shopping Center is teaming up with Samaritan House to collect gift donations for the Giving Tree. The public is encouraged to bring childrens gifts. For more information visit Twelfth Annual Night of Lights. 6 p.m. Mac Dutra Park, Kelly and Main streets, Half Moon Bay. The night will begin with a tree lighting ceremony at the park followed by an evening of family festivities and a parade. The parade of lights will occur at 7 p.m. Other events include roasted chestnuts, carolers, music and more. Free admission. For more information call 726-8380. Holiday Ceramics Show and Sale. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. San Mateo Ceramics Studio, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo. Students of the San Mateo ceramics programs will have beautifully hand-crafted pottery and original ceramic sculptures on sale just in time for the holidays. Free. For more information call 522-7440. Downtown San Mateo Tree Lighting. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. B Street (between Second and Third avenues in front of the Century 12 theater), San Mateo. Enjoy entertainment and refreshments and watch Santa light the tree! Free. For more information call 342-5520. In Bethlehem Inn: Family Dinner Theater. 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame. Bethlehem Inn is a dinner theater telling the story of the night that Jesus was born from the perspective of the Inn Keeper, his wife and their servants. Tickets much be purchased in advance. $20 for adults. $15 for children. Free childcare for children 4 and under. For tickets and more information call 342-0875. First Friday Flicks: The Smurfs. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1100 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and smack dab in the middle of Central Park. The Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. PG; 103 minutes. For more information contact the Belmont Library at Jingle and mingle Holiday Open Studio. 7 p.m. Foothill College Dance Studio, Room 2504, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Admission is free. Parking $2. Enjoy student choreography, experimental works and favorite repertory classics. Also, audience members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to the Firefighters Toy for Tots program. For more information call 949-7354. The Nutcracker. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Redwood Citys Ballet America presents a family-friendly Nutcracker performance. Tickets from $18 to $39. For tickets or more information call FOX-7770. Neubop Ensemble Original Blues. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Wine Bar, 270 Capistrano Road, No. 22, Half Moon Bay. $5. For more information call 726-0770. A Christmas Carol. 8 p.m. Coast Repertory Theater, 1167 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Dickens classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter, miserly man who hates Christmas, with a few twists. Both young thespians from the Coastal Theatre Conservatory childrens theater program and veteran Coastal Rep actors will be preforming. For more information call 726-0998. SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Woodside Plaza Kickoff the Holidays Pancake Breakfast and neighboring meeting. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kennedy Middle School, 2521 Goodwin Ave., Redwood City. Support PAL at the pancake breakfast, followed by the neighborhood association meeting at 10 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, hot chocolate and Tang. Short movies will be playing as well. $5. For more information call 8884408. Pancake Breakfast with Santa. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., San Mateo Firehouse No. 21, 120 S. Ellsworth Ave., San Mateo. Meet Santa and get a photo taken with Santa sitting in a fire engine from 1921. Firefighters will be collecting new unwrapped toys to benefit the Toys for Tots program. $3 kids, $5 adults, or bring a new toy to donate. For more information call 342-5520. Friends of the Library book and media sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Free admission. For more information call 697-7607 visit Holiday Ceramics Show and Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo Ceramics Studio, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo. Students of the San Mateo Ceramics programs will have beautifully hand-crafted pottery and original ceramic sculptures on sale just in time for the Holidays. Free. For more information call 522-7440. Family Past times program. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Come try your hand at making old-fashioned holiday tree ornaments. The San Francisco State University Handbell Choir will also preform a variety of holiday tunes ar 1 p.m. Free. For more information call 299-0104. Holiday Boutique Gallery Annex. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Corner of Broadway and Theater Way, Redwood City. Twelve artisians will present their handmade arts for children and adults in the boutique inside the gallery. Also, the gallery windows will feature the Christmas Trees decorated by various local businesses. For more information contact Alisan Andrews at Redwood Citys Hometown Holidays Festival and Fireworks Show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People are invited to bring a new unwrapped toy or book to the transit agencies booth where Rudolph and Frosty will be collecting toys for the Salvation Army and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program. There will be entertainment. Free admission. For more information visit Travel and Holiday Books 50 percent off. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Come support the San Mateo County Historical Association by purchasing one of over 30,000 travel and holiday books available. For more information call 299-0104 ext. 234. Meet Santa Claus. Noon to 4 p.m. The Shops at Harbor Village, 270 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay Vintage Arts Market. Noon to 8 p.m. Burlingame Womans Club, 241 Park Road, Burlingame. A wonderful Vintage Arts Market honoring the Queen of Creativity, Moe Munroe, will take place. For more information email Giving Tree at Hillsdale Shopping Center. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Macys Center Court, Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Hillsdale Shopping Center is teaming up with Samaritan House to collect gift donations for the Giving Tree. The public is encouraged to bring childrens gifts. For more information visit We Are Light Choral Concert. 3 p.m. Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Peninsula choruses bring you a winter concert. For ages 5 and up $20. For more information call 513-5522. Millbraes 20th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. 5 p.m. Millbrae City Hall, 621 Magnolia Ave., Millbrae. The town holiday tree will be lit and a childrens chorus will perform. If children would like to participate, they must be at City Hall by 4:45 p.m. Unwrapped, new toys for the Millbrae Fire Departments toy drive or a clean, gently used coat or jacket for the One Warm Coat project would be appreciated. Admission is free. For more information visit Life is a Poem by Tuese C. Ahkiong Book Signing. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sweet Connections, 430 San Mateo Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information contact Tuese Ahkiong at 270-8110. In Bethlehem Inn: Family Dinner Theater. 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame. Bethlehem Inn is a dinner theater telling the story of the night that Jesus was born from the perspective of the Inn Keeper, his wife and their servants. Tickets much be purchased in advance. $20 for adults. $15 for children. Free childcare for children 4 and under. For tickets and more information call 342-0875. A Christmas Carol. 8 p.m. Coast Repertory Theater, 1167 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Dickens classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter, miserly man who hates Christmas, with a few twists. Both young thespians from the Coastal Theatre Conservatory childrens theater program and veteran Coastal Rep actors will be preforming. For more information call 726-0998. The Secret Garden. 8 p.m. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Frances Hodgson Burnetts novel springs to life in a soaring musical about the healing power of love. Tickets are $29-$49. For more information visit Atkinson, Kincheloe Beynon. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Wine Bar, 270 Capistrano Road, No. 22, Half Moon Bay. $5. For more information call 726-0770. Peninsula Youth Ballet Nutcracker. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Bayside Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe Ave., San Mateo. Sponsored in part by the Daily Journal. Tickets range from $20 to $40. For more information visit or call 631-3767. SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Celebration of Light: A time of remembrance and preparation for the holidays. Skylawn Memorial Park, State Route 92 at Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo. A candle ceremony will take place and a memory table will provide the opportunity for the placement of favorite pictures or memory objects. Free. Please RSVP to the Pathways Bereavement Program. For more information visit Childrens Holiday Tea. 10 a.m. to Noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Easton Branch Library, 1800 Easton Drive, Burlingame. The first seating will feature childrens book illustrator LeUyen Pham. The second seating will feature childrens author Bob Barner. Adults $35, $15 children. All proceeds benefit the librarys childrens programs and collections. For more information or to purchase tickets call 344-5954. Holiday Boutique. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hennessey Hall, 345 Oak St., San Bruno. Dont miss out on the chance to find a special gift, hand-crafted and reasonably priced. All gifts made by local artists. For more information contact Cydney Sinks at Author Marty Brounstein Book Signing. 10:30 a.m. Peninsular Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Ave., Foster City. Brounstein will be available to sign copies of his book, Two Among the Righest Few; A story of Courage in the Holocaust. For more information call (888) 361-9473. For more events visit, click Calendar.

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The Mid-Peninsula American Dream Council, afliated with the movement, drew about 30 people to the intersection of Ralston Avenue and El Camino Real holding signs reading Our Middle Class Too Big too Fail, Honk for the 99%, and Big Money Out of Elections, among others. Supporters in passing vehicles obliged the group, sounding their horns as they passed for a couple of hours. Belmont resident Sheila Cockshott, 78, said the rally was not a protest but rather an exercise in free speech. The 1 percent are increasingly getting wealthy and the middle class is sinking more and more, Cockshott said. She decided to join the group after seeing a University of California at Davis police ofcer recently pepper spray a group of college students at an Occupy rally. That was so wrong. It made me want to be more active, she said. She is also upset with banks who she blames for crashing our economy. Cockshott was not alone in her disdain for the banks and Congress as she stood alongside Rick Bonilla, a member of the San Mateo Public Works Commission, who held a sign that read Put Americans to Work Rebuilding America. The rally was organized in part by Cilla Raughley, 61, a San Mateo resident. Similar rallies were held across the United States yesterday.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247481 The following persons are doing business as: Steinberger Investments, 1345 Balboa Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: Adam Steinberger & Joe Steinberger, same address. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/01/2009. /s/ Adam Steinberger / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/04/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/11/11, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247320 The following person is doing business as: 1)Bandarji, 2:Bandarwear, 3)Bandarware, 3033 La Selva St., Apt. 220, San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Sean Jain Ellis, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Sean Jain Ellis / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/25/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/11/11, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247665 The following person is doing business as: Ted Salon, 236 E 3rd Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Thanh Vu, 1671 Honeysuckle Dr., San Jose, CA 95122. The business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Thanh Vu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/16/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11, 12/09/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247597 The following person is doing business as: The B. Fit Clinic, 611 S. B St., San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Shane Boley, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Shane Boley / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/14/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11, 12/09/11).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247427 The following person is doing business as: Core Equestrian Center, 3639 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028 is hereby registered by the following owner: Christina Christensen, P O Box 205, San Carlos, CA 94070. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 10/01/2011. /s/ Christina Christensen / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/01/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11, 12/09/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247666 The following persons are doing business as: Expertise Office Furniture Repair & Service, 300 Littlefield St, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owners: Connie Alvarez & Donald Cusack, 463 Holly Ave., So. San Francisco, CA 94080. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/13/1995. /s/ Connie Alvarez / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/16/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11, 12/09/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247259 The following persons are doing business as: Sean Trans Services, 4 Santa Elena Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015 is hereby registered by the following owners: Brenda A. Coldma De La Cruz & Dershing De La Cruz, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Brenda A. C. De La Cruz / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/19/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11, 12/09/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247422 The following person is doing business as: Face & Body Wellness, 720 El Camin Real, #300, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Corey Gillian Wong, 709 Hiller Street, Belmont, CA 94002. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Corey Gillian Wong / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/31/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11, 12/09/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247682 The following person is doing business as: Framework Economics, 2111 Cipriani Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Framework Economics, Inc., CA The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 10/19/11. /s/ Adam Wantz / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/17/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/18/11, 11/25/11, 12/02/11, 12/09/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247842 The following persons are doing business as: C & E Electric, 2 West Fifth Ave #400, San Mateo CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owners: Carlos Garcia, 1123 Farragut Blvd, FOSTER CITY, CA 94404. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Carlos Garcia / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/30/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/02/11, 12/08/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247833 The following persons are doing business as: Coldwell Banker Commercial, 1575 Bayshore Hwy Suite 100, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: Westbay Commercial Real Estate Group Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 2/10/04 /s/ Andrew Peceimer / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/30/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/02/11, 12/09/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247798 The following persons are doing business as: Ambidexter Editorial, 340 Nova Ln, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is hereby registered by the following owners: Amanda Bower, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Amanda Bower / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/29/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/02/11, 12/08/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11).

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CAREGIVERS Were a top, full-service provider of home care, in need of your experienced, committed care for seniors. Prefer CNAs/HHAs with car, clean driving record, and great references. Good pay and benefits Call for Greg at (650) 556-9906
LINE COOK Will train. 1201 San Carlos Ave. SAN CARLOS, 94070 (650)610-0202

106 Tutoring

TUTORING Spanish, French, Italian

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Join the Daily Journal Event marketing team as a Sales and Business Development Specialist. Duties include sales and customer service of event sponsorships, partners, exhibitors and more. Interface and interact with local businesses to enlist participants at the Daily Journals ever expanding inventory of community events such as the Senior Showcase, Family Resource Fair, Job Fairs, and more. You will also be part of the project management process. But rst and foremost, we will rely on you for sales and business development. This is one of the fastest areas of the Daily Journal, and we are looking to grow the team. Must have a successful track record of sales and business development.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Half Moon Bay will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at a Regular Meeting to consider the adoption of changes to the City of Half Moon Bay Master Fee Schedule. The City Council will hold the meeting at the Ted Adcock Community/Senior Center at 535 Kelly Avenue. Proposed changes to the Master Fee Schedule include adjustments to the fees for mobile food vendor permits, building permits and low impact development permits. A copy of the proposed changes to the Master Fee Schedule is on file at City Hall, 501 Main Street for examination during regular business hours. Anyone interested may appear and be heard at the above stated place and time, or may submit written comments to the City Clerk, 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. If you challenge these fees in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City at or prior to the public hearing. Siobhan Smith, City Clerk 12/2/11 CNS-2216037# SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, December 2, 2011.


210 Lost & Found
LOST: Center cap from wheel of Cadillac. Around Christmas time. Chrome with multi-colored Cadillac emblem in center. Small hole near edge for locking device. Belmont or San Carlos area. Joel 650-592-1111.




FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247857 The following persons are doing business as: Wehmeyer Design, 1801 Adeline Drive, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: Robert Wehmeyer Design, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Robert Wehmeyer / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/29/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/02/11, 12/08/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247850 The following persons are doing business as: Wehmeyer Custom Homes, 1801 Adeline Drive, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: B.C. Wehmeyer Construction, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Robert Wehmeyer / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/1/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/02/11, 12/08/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11). STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT of USE of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #246341 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: H.LYNNE, INC. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in County on 8/22/11. The business was conducted by: H.LYNNE, INC, CA /s/ Heather Banks / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/30/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/2/11, 12/9/11, 12/16/11, 11/23/11).

294 Baby Stuff

BABY JOGGER STROLLER - Jeep Overland Limited, black, gray with blue stripes, great cond., $65., SOLD

296 Appliances
BISSELL UPRIGHT vacuum cleaner clear view model $45 650-364-7777 CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 DRYER WHIRLPOOL heavyduty dryer. Almond, Good condtiio. W 29 L35 D26 $100 (650)867-2720 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 REFRIGERATOR WOODGRAIN dorm size. Great for college, bar or rec room $35. SOLD SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, excellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038 VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition $45. (650)878-9542 VACUUM CLEANER Oreck-cannister type $40., (650)637-8244 WASHING MACHINE - Maytag, large capacity, $75., (650)348-5169 WHIRLPOOL WASHING MACHINE used but works perfectly, many settings, full size top load, $90., (650)888-0039

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303 Electronics
3 SHELF SPEAKERS - 8 OM, $15. each, (650)364-0902 46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95., (650)878-9542 FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767 PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25., (650)637-8244 SONY TV fair condition $30 (650)867-2720 TV 25 inch color with remote $25. Sony 12 inch color TV, $10 Excellent condition. (650)520-0619 TV SET Philips 21 inch with remote $40., (650)692-3260 VINTAGE SEARS 8465 aluminum photo tripod + bag. Sturdy! $25 SOLD

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

297 Bicycles
26 MOUNTAIN BIKE, fully suspended, multi gears, foldable. Like new, never ridden. $200. (650)839-1957 BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26, $75. obo (650)676-0732 ROYAL BLUE TrailBlazer Bike 26in. Frame Excellent Cond. Needs Seat, Tires, Rims. $30 650-873-8167

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298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My Head" See: 650-204-0587 $75 2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1 clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902 49ER REPORT issues '85-'87 $35/all, (650)592-2648 ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS (650)345-1111 bag $30.each,

304 Furniture
2 DINETTE Chairs (650)692-3260 both for $29

304 Furniture
MATCHED PAIR, brass/carved wood lamps with matching shades, perfect, only $12.50 each, 650-595-3933 MIRROR, NICE, large, 30x54, $25. SSF (650)583-8069 MIRROR/MEDICINE CAB. 3 dr. bevel glass 30X30" $35 (650)342-7933 MIRROR/MEDICINE CABINET 26" $10 (650)342-7933 MIRROR/MEDICINE CABINET 16" X 30" $20 (650)342-7933 16" X

306 Housewares
SUSHI SET - Blue & white includes 4 of each: chopsticks, plates, chopstick holders, brand new, still in box, $9., (650)755-8238

2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 42" ROUND Oak Table (with 12") leaf. Clean/Great Cond. $40. 650-766-9553. ARMOIRE CABINET (415)375-1617 $90., Call

307 Jewelry & Clothing

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

210 Lost & Found

FOUND 11/19, at Bridgepointe Shopping Center, Bed Bath and Beyond bag containing something. Call to describe. Claudia, (650)349-6059 LOST - 2 silver rings and silver watch, May 7th in Burlingame between Park Rd. & Walgreens, Sentimental value. Call Gen @ (650)344-8790 LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922

BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags attached, good condition. $10 each or 12 for $100. (650) 588-1189 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - (6) wooden, from Shaws Ice Cream shop, early 1980s, all $25., (650)518-0813 COLLECTIBLE CHRISTMAS TREE STAND with 8 colored lights at base / also have extra lights, $50., (650)593-8880 COLLECTIBLES: RUSSELL Baze Bobbleheads Bay Meadows, $10 EA. brand new in original box. (415)612-0156 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858 GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo $10 (650)692-3260 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926

BASSET LOVE Seat Hide-a-Bed, Beige, Good Cond. Only $30! 650-766-9553 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53X66, $29., (650)583-8069 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53X66, $29., (650)583-8069 BUNK STYLE Bed elevated bed approx 36 in high w/play/storage under. nice color. $75. 650 591 6283 CAST AND metal headboard and footboard. white with brass bars, Queen size $95 650-588-7005 CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 CHILDREN BR - Wardrobe with shelf. bookcase and shelving. attractive colors. $99. (650)591-6283 COFFEE TABLE 62"x32" Oak (Dark Stain) w/ 24" side Table, Leaded Beveled Glass top. - $90. 650-766-9553 COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too noticeable. 650-303-6002 DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs, lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189 DINING SET glass table with rod iron & 4 blue chairs $100/all. 650-520-7921, 650245-3661 DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19 inches $30. (650)873-4030 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45., (650)345-1111 END TABLE marble top with drawer with matching table $70/all. (650)520-0619 END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in box, need to assemble, 26L x 21W x 21H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Oak cabinet with three storage compartments. 78 x 36 x 21 has glass doors and shelf. $75 650-594-1494


BEADS, BEADS, BEADS - Handmade in Greece. Many colors, shapes & sizes Full Jewely tray with over 100 pieces, $30., (650)595-4617 BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new, $100., (650)991-2353 Daly City GALLON SIZE bag of costume jewelry various sizes, colors, $80. for bag, (650)589-2893 LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow lengthgloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436

MODULAR DESK/BOOKCASE/STORAGE unit - Cherry veneer, white laminate, good for home office or teenagers room, $75., (650)888-0039 PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions $45. each set, (650)347-8061 ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100., (650)504-3621 SOFA (LIVING room) Large, beige. You pick up $45 obo. 650-692-1942 STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black shelves 16x 22x42. $35, 650-341-5347 STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720 TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111 VANITY ETHAN Allen maple with drawer and liftup mirror like new $95 (650)349-2195

308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10, 4 long x 20 wide. Comes w/ stand - $70. (650)678-1018 CLICKER TORQUE Wrench, 20 - 150 pounds, new with lifetime warranty and case, $39, 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 CRAFTSMAN JIG saw cast iron stand with wheels $25 best offer650 703-9644 DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power 3,450 RPM $50 (650)347-5373 DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power 1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 ENGINE ANALYZER & TIMING LITE Sears Penske USA, for older cars, like new, $60., (650)344-8549 leave msg. HAND DRILL $6.00 (415) 333-8540 LAWN MOWER reel type push with height adjustments. Just sharpened $45 650-591-2144 San Carlos TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

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JOE MONTANA signed authentic retirement book, $39., (650)692-3260 OLYMPUS DIGITAL camera - C-4000, doesnt work, great for parts, has carrying case, $30. (650)347-5104 ORIGINAL SMURF FIGURES - 19791981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, all $40., (650)518-0813 PRECIOUS MOMENTS vinyl dolls - 16, 3 sets of 2, $35. each set, (650)518-0813 SPORTS CARDS, huge collection, over 20,000 cards, stars, rookies, hall of famers. $100 for all. (650)207-2712

Career Technical Education

Visit our website: (650) 598-2000
CLASSES START JANUARY 3, 2012 Openings are still available REGISTER TODAY! DALY CITY (699 Serramonte Blvd.) - Daytime Business Office Careers - 9 to 11:30 am Computerized Accounting and QuickBooks - 9 to 11:30 am Insurance Billing and Coding- 9 to 11:15 am Medical Administrative Assistant 12 noon to 2:15 pm BURLINGAME (1800 Rollins Road) - Daytime Business Office Careers - 9 to 11:00 am Computerized Accounting and QuickBooks - 1 to 3:30 pm Dental Assisting- 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Insurance Billing and Coding- 9 to 11:15 am or

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 21 PIECE Punch bowl glass set $95.00 650 341-8342 49ER HELMET party table dip & chip server $35 650 341-8342 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720 CEILING FAN multi speed, brown and bronze $45. (650)592-2648 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, Pine cones, icicle lights, mini lights, wreath rings, $4.00 each 650 341-8342 DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevated toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461 KITCHENAID MIXER - large for bread making, good condition, SOLD! LAMPS - 2 southwestern style lamps with engraved deer. $85 both, obo, (650)343-4461 PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated. $100. (650) 867-2720 SALAD SPINNER - Never used, $7.00, (650)525-1410 SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack with turntable $60. (650)592-7483 TOASTER/OVEN WHITE finish barely used $15. 650-358-0421

299 Computers
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer. Excellent condition. Software & accessories included. $30. 650-574-3865

300 Toys
CLASSIC CAR model by Danbury Mint $99 (650)345-5502 WWII PLASTIC aircraft models $50 (35 total) 650-345-5502

309 Office Equipment

CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, tape Casio & Sharp, $30/ea, (650)344-8549 ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER Smith Corona $60. (650)878-9542 OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719 ANTIQUE STOOL - Rust color cushion with lions feet, antique, $50.obo, (650)525-1410 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379 LARGE SELECTION of Opera records vinyl 78's 2 to 4 per album $8 to $20 ea. obo, (650)343-4461

310 Misc. For Sale

10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each, (650)349-6059 1970 TIFFANY style swag lamp with opaque glass, $59., (650)692-3260 1ST ISSUE of vanity fair 1869 frame caricatures - 19 x 14 of Statesman and Men of the Day, $99.obo, (650)345-5502 2 COLOR framed photo's 24" X 20" World War II Air Craft P-51 Mustang and P-40 Curtis $99. (650)345-5502 2 VINTAGE BEDSPREADS - matching full sz, colonial , beige color, hardly used, orig package, $60/both, (650)347-5104

FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40 650-692-1942 FOLDING PICNIC table - 8 x 30, 7 folding, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902 HAND MADE portable jewelry display case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648. LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size $15., (650)368-3037

12:30 pm to 2:45 pm

303 Electronics
21 INCH TV Monitor with DVD $45. Call 650-308-6381


310 Misc. For Sale
29 BOOKS - Variety of authors, $25., (650)589-2893 3 CRAFT BOOKS - hardcover, over 500 projects, $40., (650)589-2893 30 DISNEY Books $1.00 each 650 368-3037 30 PAPERBACK BOOKS - 4 children titles, several duplicate copies, many other single copies, $12. all, (650)347-5104 4 IN 1 stero unit. CD player broken. $20 650-834-4926 4 WHEEL Nova walker with basket $100 (sells new for over $200) (415) 246-3746 5 CUP electric coffee marker $8.00 650 368-3037 5 PHOTOGRAPHIC civil war books plus 4 volumes of Abraham Lincoln war years books $90 B/O must see 650 345-5502 5 PHOTOGRAPHIC civil war books plus 4 volumes of Abraham Lincoln war years books $90 B/O must see 650 345-5502 7 UNDERBED STORAGE BINS - Vinyl with metal frame, 42 X 18 X 6, zipper closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902 9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra large, good condition, $10. each obo, (650)349-6059 AMERICAN HERITAGE books 107 Volumes Dec.'54-March '81 $99/all (650)345-5502

Friday Dec. 2, 2011

310 Misc. For Sale
ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10) Norman Rockwell and others $10 each 650-364-7777 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD hardback books. 4 at $3.00 each or all for $10., Call (650)341-1861 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BATH TOWELS - Used, Full size, white, good quantity, $4. each, a few beach towels, SSF, (650)871-7200 BAY MEADOWS CLOCK 650-619-9932 $10.


310 Misc. For Sale

BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW1 $12.,

310 Misc. For Sale

DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1 Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather week-ender Satchel, All 3 at $75., (650)871-7211 DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1 Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather week-ender Satchel, All 3 at $75., (650)871-7211 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good condition $50., (650)878-9542 ELVIS PRESLEY poster book $20. (650)692-3260 FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking daisies, green & white, 22x26, $50., (650)592-2648 GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 GAZEBO SUPPORTS/ Garden Trellis Black Metal Four Supports w/Planter Holders About 10 tall $30. 650-873-8167 GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact $50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone perfect condition $55 650 867-2720 JANET EVANOVICH (4) hardback books $3/each (8) paperback books $1/each 650-341-1861 LARGE BOWL - Hand painted and signed. Shaped like a goose. Blue and white $45 (650)592-2648 LIGHTED CHRISTMAS TREE, 6 Ft Tall with stand, fully lighted, multi colored lights. Pick up Redwood City. $99 650 508-2370, ext. 101 MACINTOSH COMPUTER complete with monitor, works perfectly, only $99, 650-595-3933 MANUAL WHEECHAIRS (2) $75 each. 650-343-1826 MASSAGE TABLE - excellent condition with case, $100. BO, SOLD MEN'S ASHTON and Hayes leather briefcase new. Burgundy color. $95 obo, (650)343-4461 MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x 21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base, like new, $95., (650)349-2195 MOTORCYCLE JACKET black leather Size 42, $60.obo, (650)290-1960 NATURAL GRAVITY Water System creating Fresh Clear Water for any use $99 650 619-9203 NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 NICHOLAS SPARKS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 OUTDOOR WOODEN Screen, New. Wood with metal supports. $40 Obo 650-873-8167 PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant) with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648 PERSIAN KLIN CARPET - 66x39, pink and burgandy, good condition, $100., (650)867-2720 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books

310 Misc. For Sale

WALGREENS BRAND Water Pitcher Royal Blue Top 2 Quart New in Box $10 Ea use all brand Filters 650-873-8167 WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual release walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider tips. Adj height for patients 5'3 thru 6'4. Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494 WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual release walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider tips. Adj height for patients 5'3 thru 6'4. Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494 WEBBER BBQ 18" With starter column & cover excellent condition $50, SOLD

316 Clothes
NANCY'S TAILORING & BOUTIQUE Custom Made & Alterations 889 Laurel Street San Carlos, CA 94070 650-622-9439

BOOK - Fighting Aircraft of WWII, Janes, 1000 illustrations, $65., (650)593-8880 BOOK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATIONAL AIR MUSEUMS $15 (408)249-3858 BOXES MOVING storage or office assorted sizes 50 cents /each (50 total) 650-347-8061 BQ GILL with Cover 31/2' wide by 3' tall hardly used $49 650 347-9920 BRUGMANSIA TREE large growth and in pot, $50., (650)871-7200 CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $30. (650)345-1111 CHERRY MAPLE Headboard, Footboard only, Full $50. New Maple, Oak cabinet doors $10/ea 650-873-8167 CRAFTMENS 15 GALLON WET DRYVAC with variable speeds and all the attachments, $40., (650)593-7553 DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2 total, (650)367-8949 FLORAL painting, artist signed 14.75x12.75 solid wood frame w/attached wire hanger, $35 (650)347-5104

Retro, Vintage Inspired womens clothing, shoes & accessories. Mens shirts, gift items, fun novelties, yoga wear & much more 414 Main St., HALF MOON BAY, CA (650)726-3626 11-6 Daily 12-5 Sundays. Closed Tuesday

311 Musical Instruments

2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for both. (650)342-4537 3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small Accordion $82. 2 Organs $100/ea (650)376-3762. ELECTRIC STARCASTER Guitar black&white with small amplifier $75. 650-358-0421 PIANO VINTAGE - Upright, Davis & Sons, just tuned, $600., (650)678-9007

BBQ SMOKER BBQ Grill, LP Coleman, Alaskan Cookin Machine, cost $140 sell $75. 650-344-8549 BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 650-344-8549 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BOAT ANCHOR - 12lbs Galvanized $10 (650)364-0902 GM CODE reader '82-'95 - SOLD!

317 Building Materials

WHITE STORM/SCREEN door. Size is 35 1/4" x 79 1/4". Asking $75.00. Call (650)341-1861

312 Pets & Animals

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

318 Sports Equipment

"EVERLAST FOR HER" Machine to help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037 13 ASSORTED GOLF CLUBS- Good Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059. BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard $35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message. DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 dimeter, Halex brand with mounting hardware and 6 brass darts, $16., (650)6817358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF CLUBS - Complete set of mens golf clubs with bag. Like new, $100., (650)593-7553 MORRELL TODD Richards 75 Snowboard (Good Condition) with Burton Boots (size 6 1/2) - $50. 650-766-9553 TENNIS RACKET oversize with cover and 3 Wilson Balls $25 (650)692-3260 TOBOGGAN CLASSIC all wood 4 seater excellent condition $50 OBO (650)345-5446 TOTAL GYM PRO - Valuable home fitness equipment, complete body workout, with simplicity & flexibility, easy storage, excellent condition, $98., SOLD WATER SKI'S - Gold cup by AMFA Voit $40., (650)574-4586 YOUTH GOLF Bag great condition with six clubs putter, drivers and accessories $65. 650-358-0421

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

680 Autos Wanted

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316 Clothes
3 BAGS of women's clothes - Sizes 912, $30., (650)525-1410 47 MENS shirt, T-shirts, short/ long sleeves. Sleeveless workout polos, casual, dress shirts $93 all. (650)347-5104 49ER SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992 BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great condition $99. (650)558-1975 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

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322 Garage Sales


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GENUINE OAKELY Sunglasses, M frame and Plutonite lenses with drawstring bag, $65 650-595-3933 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 ROYAL blue rain coat with zippered flannel plaid liner size 12 RWC $15. (650)868-0436 LANE BRYANT assorted clothing. Sizes 2x-3x. 22-23, $5-$10/ea., brand new with tags. (650)290-1960 MANS SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981 MENS CASUAL Dress slacks 2 pairs khaki 34Wx32L, 36Wx32L 2 pairs black 32WX32L, 34Wx30L $35 (650)347-5104 NEW BROWN LEATHER JACKET- XL $25., 650-364-0902 NEW NIKE SB Skunks & Freddy Kruegers Various Sizes $100 415-735-6669 Brown.

SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712 SHEEP SKIN COAT - excellent condition small to med. size very thick. $35. SOLD SHOWER POOR custom made 48 x 69 $70 (650)692-3260 SONY PROJECTION TV Good condtion, w/ Remote, Black $100 (650)345-1111 STUART WOODS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)5941494 TWO GREEN/BLACK Metal Bar Chairs Heavy Style Used For Plant Holders $10 each 650-873-8167 VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the Holidays $25 650 867-2720 VERIZON CAR charger, still in sealed factory package, $10, 650-595-3933 VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches W still in box $45., (408)249-3858 VINTAGE DENIM, DARK Fabric Large Pieces and Light Denim Bolt, up to $7 a yard 650-873-8167 WALKER - never used, $85., (415)239-9063



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335 Garden Equipment

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Friday Dec. 2, 2011

470 Rooms 620 Automobiles
AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Meriwest Credit Union ---2008 Nissan Pathfinder #601237. Plus over 100 late model Sport Utilities, Pick Ups, Mini Vans, and luxury cars ---INDOORS---Charity donations sold. Sealed bids will be taken from 8am-8pm on 12/05/2011 and 8am-5pm on 12/06/2011. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at


625 Classic Cars
DATSUN 72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $5800 or trade. (650)588-9196 MERCURY 67 Cougar XR7 - runs better than new. Needs Body Paint $7,500. SOLD! NISSAN 87 Centura - Two door, manual, stick shift, 150K miles. Clean title, good body, $1,250., (415)505-3908 PLYMOUTH 72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $12k obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623 PLYMOUTH 87 Reliant, Immaculate in/out, Runs Great, Garaged. SOLD!

335 Garden Equipment

POTTED PLANTS (7) $5/each 650-207-0897 TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condition, (650)345-1111


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340 Camera & Photo Equip.

SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-T-50 - 7.2 MP digital camera (black) with case, $175., (650)208-5598 VINTAGE SUPER 8MM CAMERA - Bell & Howell, includes custom carrying case, $50., (650)594-1494

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345 Medical Equipment

SIEMEN GERMAN made Hearing aid, Never used $99., Bobby (415) 239-5651

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2001 Ford Mustang Conv, automatic, loaded, #11145, $5,950. 1999 BMW 328I Conv., 2 dr., extra clean, must see, #11144, $6,995. 2001 Ford Focus ZST, 4 dr., automatic, leather, #11143, $4,950. 2007 Chevrolet Ave05, 4 dr., auto., gas saver, #11141, $6,950 2003 Toyota Sienna, loaded, family van, #11135, $7,850. 2004 Nissan Sentra, automatic, loaded, gas saver, #11136, $6,850.

635 Vans
EMERGENCY LIVING RV. 73 GMC Van, Runs good, $2,850. Will finance, small downpayment. Call for appointments. (650)364-1374 NISSAN 01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008

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640 Motorcycles/Scooters
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386 Mobile Homes for Sale

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AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Patelco Credit Union on December 6th, 2011 starting at 8am ---1998 Honda Accord #045306, 2005 Isuzu Ascender #702972, 1999 LandRover Discovery #215276, 2000 Mercedes Benz CLK 430 #031571, 2004 Ford F150 #D71535, 2003 Cadillac Escalade #242809, 2005 Toyota Camry #077965, 2003 Mercedes Benz C230 #449790. Sealed bids will be taken starting at 8am on 12/06/2011. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at INFINITI 94 Q45 - Service records included. Black & tan, Garaged, $5,500 obo, (650)740-1743 MERCEDES 03 C230K Coupe - 52K miles, $12,000 for more info call (650)576-1285 MERCEDES 05 C-230 66k mi. Sliver, 1 owner, excellent condition, $14,000 obo (650)799-1033 MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461 BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with extras, $750., (650)343-6563 PLEASURE BOAT, 15ft., 50 horsepower Mercury, $1,300.obo (650)368-2170 PROSPORT 97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.

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2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno 650-588-1946 CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8 diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 CARGO COVER, (black) for Acura MDX $75. 415-516-7060 DENALI WHEELS - 17 inches, near new, 265-70-R17, complete fit GMC 6 lug wheels, $400. all, (650)222-2363 FORD 73 Maverick/Mercury GT Comet, Drive Train 302 V8, C4 Auto Trans. Complete, needs assembly, includes radiator and drive line, call for details, $1250., (650)726-9733. TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

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655 Trailers
ROYAL 86 International 5th wheel 1 pullout 40ft. originally $12K, SOLD!

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CADILAC 93 Brougham 350 Chevy 237k miles, new radials, paint, one owner, 35 mpg. $2,800 OBO (650)481-5296 CADILLAC 85 Sedan DeVille - 84K miles, great condition inside & outside, SOLD! CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500. (408)807-6529.


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extra 1.5 percent, and those making more than $1 million would be taxed an additional 2 percent. The combination of income and sales tax hikes would raise about $7 billion and expire in 2016. The governor declined comment on his tax plan Thursday. He did make a rare appearance before a joint legislative committee to press lawmakers for public employee pension reform, which he says is needed rst in order to win public support for taxes. He wants to increase the retirement age, get local and state government workers to pay more toward their pensions and retiree health care, and place new workers into a hybrid plan that includes 401(k)-style accounts. Without pension reform, I dont think well have the credibility to ask people to do other things that are very much needed, Brown told lawmakers. Browns political adviser, Steve Glazer, would not conrm he administration was ready to submit the language for a ballot proposal but said the approach ts with the governors budget philosophy. The governor continues to promote a balanced solution to the state budget that combines difcult cuts and efciencies with adequate revenue that protects schools and public safety, he told the AP. California is facing a projected $13 billion shortfall over the next 18 months. With tax revenue running behind projections, the budget passed last summer calls for automatic spending cuts after the rst of the new year to higher education, public schools and some social services. Brown, a Democrat, has been developing his tax plan in a series of closed-door meetings with his staff, labor leaders and Democratic lawmakers. He has argued since taking ofce that raising taxes is necessary in order to prevent further cuts to essential services such as public safety and schools. Among the options for school districts is slicing another seven days off the states minimum 175-day school year, which already is ve days shorter than before the recession began. Earlier this year, Republicans blocked his effort to place a measure on the ballot as part of budget negotiations. California has cut tens of billions of dollars in state spending since the recession began in late 2007 and sent tax revenue plunging. The state general fund this scal year is $86 billion, down from $103 billion before the recession. The additional revenue from the temporary taxes Brown proposes would be directed toward schools, which would in turn free money for other services. Browns tax proposal would also seek to protect money the state is directing to local governments for taking on additional responsibility for thousands of lower-level criminals, many of whom would be incarcerated in county jails instead of state prisons. The initiatives prospects at the polls will be far from certain if it qualies for the ballot. The recession has thrown millions of Californians out of work, and several other groups also are planning tax-related initiatives, creating a logjam of confusing proposals. One, for example, seeks to close a corporate tax loophole while another seeks to raise income taxes to generate $10 billion for schools. Tom Del Beccaro, chairman of the state Republican Party, said voters turned down the last seven tax increase proposals and will do so again. These will be turned down as well because voters know better than Gov. Brown, Del Beccaro said in a statement.

Biden: Sacrifices of troops bring end to war

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq As Iraqi flags were raised in what was once a giant U.S. military base, Joe Biden joined Iraqi officials in honoring forces who the vice president said made it possible to end this war. The American militarys role here is nearing an end, but Iraqis still must contend with the violence that the nearly nine-year conflict unleashed: 20 people were killed in attacks around the country Thursday. Bidens comments came during a ceremony at Camp Victory, one of the last American bases that will be handed over to the Iraqi government before U.S. troops leave Iraq this month. The Iraqi government hosted the ceremony as a way to honor the sacrifices of Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces. Because of you and the work that those of you in uniform have done, we are now able to end this war, Biden told the hundreds of American and Iraqi Joe Biden service members. Speaking under a massive chandelier in a Saddam-era palace that Biden referred to as a grotesque monument to a dictators greed, the vice president said the U.S. takes immense pride in what the American troops have been able to do in Iraq and that they are leaving with their heads held high. We owe you. We owe you, said Biden, whose son has served in Iraq. and stopped a car matching the description and correctional staff called to the scene positively identied the boys as the escapees. The adults were booked into the Angelica womens jail and the boys, both of San Pineda Francisco, transferred to the Youth Services Center, the countys juvenile hall, on two felony counts of escape and one felony count of conspiracy. The women have since posted $20,000 bail each and were given a Jan. 3 court He praised the Iraqis for the military they have been able to raise from the ashes of so much turmoil. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, referring at times to our friends, the Americans, praised the troops for their sacrifices and said that based on the joint efforts of the coalition and Iraqi forces, stability in the country has been restored. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite who won re-election last year, was much more circumspect in his comments, focusing his thanks and praise for the U.S. military withdrawal as promised rather than on American sacrifices or achievements such as overthrowing Saddam Hussein. I extend my appreciation to Barack Obamas administration for carrying out the withdrawal from all Iraqi lands on time, he said. appearance date. Any charging decisions will be made closer to that point, said Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Although the Log Cabin Boys Ranch is Kelvina Burton located in San Mateo County, it is operated by the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department.
Michelle Durand can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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from the minimum security facility on Log Cabin Road at approximately 10:11 p.m. There were reports they climbed into a dark Buick Park Avenue with 22-inch wheels waiting for them and the vehicle sped off. The deputies Rokesha headed to the ranch Pineda


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