Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012 • Vol XII, Edition 126

Dog-walking thief gets 35 years to life in prison

A former pet walker will spend 35 years to life in the dog house after authorities say the parolee used his clients’ keys to retrieve jewelry rather than their canines — his third strike. On Tuesday, Nicolas John Barbanica, 32, was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison after pleading

no contest to charges of residential burglaries, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti. Barbanica’s defense attorney, James Thompson, requested the judge not consider one of his previous two strikes due to a behavior issue and instead asked for drug treatment. While Judge Lisa Novak thought Barbanica was a sympathetic case, she denied the request.

Barbanica nabbed more than $5,500 worth of jewelry from three victims in October and November 2009, according to the District Attorney’s Office. He gave his girlfriend some of the jewelry and pawned the rest, allege prosecutors who charged him with four counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of grand theft.

Barbanica worked for several San Mateo residents who gave him their home keys so he could fetch their dogs for walks. In those two months, he allegedly stole from three people residing in two of the homes. Barbanica was also ordered to pay restitution of $7,600 to the four named victims. He has four prior convictions for

residential burglary, including a 2000 incident in which he was sentenced to seven years prison and a 1998 incident in which he received a year in jail. After violating probation in that conviction, he was sent to prison for four years. Barbanica’s criminal history also includes a 2004 car burglary for which he received 32 months in custody.

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Notre Dame de Namur’s Ralston Hall will close at the end of March for earthquake retrofitting.

Iconic mansion needs a retrofit
Ralston Hall to close indefinitely
By Bill Silverfarb

Mitt Romney is accompanied by his relatives as he waves at supporters after speaking at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester.

Romney takes N.H. EPA: Redwood City recycler
Former Massachusetts governor sweeps;Paul second
beat for the Republican presidential nomination. “Tonight we made history,” Romney told cheering supporters before pivoting to a stinging denunciation of President Barack Obama. “The middle class has been crushed ... our debt is too high and our opportunities too few,” he declared — ignoring the rivals who had been assailing him for weeks and making clear he intends to be viewed as the party’s nominee in waiting after only two contests. His Republican rivals said otherwise, looking ahead to South Carolina on Jan. 21 as the place to stop the former Massachusetts governor. Already, several contenders and committees supporting them had put down heavy money to By David Espo and Steve Peoples

Ralston Hall on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont has withstood the biggest earthquakes the region has ever seen but might not make it through the next “big” one, according to experts, prompting school officials to announce the closure of the iconic mansion later this year for retrofitting.

Built in 1864 by the founder of Bank of California, Ralston Hall remained intact after the 1906 earthquake and Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 but engineering experts can no longer ensure the safety of the building’s inhabitants if the next “big” one strikes the region. The building has problems with its foundation and since Ralston Hall is listed as a National Historic Landmark,

See RALSTON, Page 18

discharged pollutants in Bay
By Garance Burke

CONCORD, N.H. — Mitt Romney cruised to a solid victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, picking up steam from his first-place finish in the lead-off Iowa caucuses and firmly establishing himself as the man to

See ROMNEY, Page 20

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a company that shreds and recycles scrap metal to stop discharging a rash of toxic pollutants

into the San Francisco Bay. The EPA announced Tuesday that Sims Metal Management’s facility in Redwood City had violated federal clean water laws by releasing automobile shredded residue into a creek that flows directly into the

See BAY, Page 20


Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012



Thought for the Day
“In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”
— Ecclesiastes 1:18

This Day in History


Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Imperial Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies. In 1759, the first American life insurance corporation, for “poor and distressed” Presbyterian ministers and their widows and children, was chartered in Philadelphia. In 1805, the Michigan Territory was created by an act of Congress. In 1861, Alabama became the fourth state to withdraw from the Union. In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument (it became a national park in 1919). In 1913, the first sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York. In 1927, the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was proposed during a dinner of Hollywood luminaries at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland that made her the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. In 1943, the United States and Britain signed treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China. In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report that said smoking may be hazardous to one’s health. In 1972, East Pakistan changed its name to Bangladesh. In 1977, France set off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. In 1995, 52 people were killed when a Colombian airliner crashed as it was preparing to land near the Caribbean resort of Cartagena — however, a 9-year-old girl, Erika Delgado, survived. Ten years ago: The first planeload of al-Qaida prisoners from Afghanistan arrived at a U.S. military detention camp in Guantanamo, Cuba. Ford Motor Co. announced it was eliminating 35,000 jobs, closing five plants and dropping four models.


People visit the so-called ‘Moroz-city’(Frost city) at the Sokolniki city park in Moscow,Russia.
*** Do you know what a baby ostrich is called? How about a baby whale, seal, kangaroo, swan and goat? See answer at end. *** The original title of “Citizen Kane” (1941) was “John Citizen, U.S.A.” *** Americans sleep an average of one and a half hours less each day than they did 60 years ago. That’s thanks to electric light. *** Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy. Huey, Dewey and Louie are Donald Duck’s nephews. *** Nitrogen is the most common element in the atmosphere of the Earth. *** Barbie’s full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts. Barbie debuted in 1959 and has had more than 80 careers. *** To relieve symptoms of hay fever, chew a one-inch square of honeycomb. To help immunize yourself, chew a oneinch square of honeycomb starting one month before hay fever season. *** It takes three apples to make one glass of apple cider. *** Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. *** Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. A more common phobia, probably, is atychiphobia — fear of failure. Stewardesses and reverberated are the longest words that are typed with only the left hand. *** Tom Brokaw’s (born 1940) wife, Meredith, is a former Miss South Dakota. *** Abraham (1809-1865) and Mary Lincoln (1818-1882) had four sons, only one of who lived to be an adult. Edward died at age 3, William died at age 11 and Thomas died at age 18. Robert lived to be 82 years old. *** California has the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States. The highest point is Mount Whitney at 14,491 feet above sea level. The lowest point is Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level. *** There are more than 2,000 species of catfish. Catfish live in both fresh and salt water. *** Answer: A baby ostrich is called a chick. Other baby animals are called: whalecalf, seal-pup or whelp, kangaroo-joey, swan-cygnet, goat-kid.
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Country singer Naomi Judd is 66.

Singer Mary J. Blige is 41.

Actress Amanda Peet is 40.

Producer Grant Tinker is 87. Actor Rod Taylor is 82. Composer Mary Rodgers is 81. The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, is 78. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 78. Actor Felix Silla is 75. Movie director Joel Zwick is 70. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 60. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 56. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 54. Actress Kim Coles is 50. Actor Jason Connery is 49. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 44. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) is 43. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 42. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 41.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

The Jetsons originally aired on ABC from 1962 to 1964. The family dog was named Astro. Their phone number was VENUS-1234. *** A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. *** Mother Goose, of nursery rhyme fame, was an actual person. Her name was Elizabeth Foster. She married Isaac Goose in 1685. Elizabeth sang nursery rhymes to her infant grandson. Her sonin-law, Thomas Fleet, published them as “Mother Goose’s Melodies for Children.” Mother Goose died in 1757. *** In the 19th century, the “Smoking Jacket” was designed to protect clothes from cigar and cigarette smoke during high-class dinners. *** The word “Stogie” comes from the cigar manufacturer of Conestoga in Pennsylvania, well known for its famous cigars.

Jan. 10 Mega Millions
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Local Weather Forecast
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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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Seven vie for school board seat
San Carlos trustees to interview for two vacancies
By Heather Murtagh

Police reports
Who still has pumpkins?
A pumpkin was thrown against a window on the 1300 block of Bernal Avenue in Burlingame before 10:38 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.

Seven have applied in hopes of filling two vacancies on the San Carlos Elementary School District Board of Trustees — a decision which could be made by the three-member board Thursday, Jan. 12. On Nov. 8, trustees Carrie Du Bois and Mark Olbert were elected to the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees and San Carlos City Council, respectively, which created two vacancies on the board. In December, the three-member board decided on an appointment process rather than call for a special election. Applications were accepted until Monday at which point seven had applied — Donald Cox, Carol Elliott, Kathleen Farley, Tom Hausken, Lauren Pachkowski, Peter Tzifas and Jason Wacha. On Thursday, the board will have the first opportunity to talk with candidates and possibly make a decision. Candidates represent a range of backgrounds, according to their applications. Cox is an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Education at Santa Clara University who has a history of working in education. Over the last three decades, he’s worked as an elementary and middle school teacher, assistant principal and principal in addition to his current position. Elliott is an active volunteer with the district

and neighboring Sequoia Union High School District for the past 10 years. She’s served as site manager, on various Parent Teacher Associations, on the San Carlos Education Foundation, Sequoia High School Education Foundation and on the Spring Fling Advisory Board for two years. Farley, who is vice president of product marketing and marketing for Redwood City-based Spotmixer, Inc., is a White Oaks parent. She was a charter member of Teach For America Long Beach where she helped secure grant funding while teaching middle school history and reading. Hausken is a board member for the San Carlos Charter Learning Center whose children will soon be entering high school. He’s helped with a number of school groups and a couple plays, as well as volunteering with the San Carlos Children’s Theater since 2005. Professionally, he’s worked as a market analyst for Strategies Unlimited since 1999. Pachkowski has been an active parent volunteer for eight years and observed board meetings for about seven years. She believes serving on the board would be the next logical step in supporting her children’s education. Tzifas, who ran for the board in the last election, is a parent volunteer and engineer/construction manager. During the election, Tzifas’ main issue was communication, specifically improving it and giving preference to families

who live within the district. Wacha is the vice president of corporate affairs; general counsel for MontaVista Software in San Jose but also works for a number of other groups. He describes himself as “that” parent who got involved with schools by grilling teachers and principals. Since then, he’s spoken to new Heather School parents, worked with the PTA and served as vice president of the San Carlos Education Foundation. On Thursday, the board meeting will include interviews, during which each candidate will be asked to address the board for up to three minutes about his or her candidacy. After he or she has spoken, the board president will ask two to three randomly drawn questions of the candidate who will then have two minutes to answer. Those questions will not be asked all at once. After all have spoken and answered a question, the board will discuss the candidates. If a decision is not made that evening, the board could choose finalists and schedule a candidate-forum style meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18. After the public forum, the board will make its final appointment. Newly appointed trustees would join the board Thursday, Jan. 26. The board meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Central Middle School library, 828 Chestnut St. was also taken into custody when he joined the other two, according to police. Police don’t believe the trespassing incident was tied to the disappearance of Banana Sam, who was stolen on Dec. 29. The beloved 17year-old monkey was returned by a man who claims to have found Banana Sam in a nearby park.

Drugs. A juvenile was arrested for possession of drugs at the intersection of Ringwood Avenue and Middlefield Road before 7:52 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Petty theft. A wallet was stolen from a person on the 500 block of El Camino Real before 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. Stolen vehicle. A car was taken overnight on the 100 block of Seminary Drive before 8:12 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. Vandalism. A car was keyed on the 600 block of Sharon Park Drive before 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Burglary. Tools were taken from an unlocked vehicle on the 400 block of Ivy Drive before 10:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Burglary. A bicycle was taken from a storage locker on the 600 block of Sharon Park Drive before 12:53 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Vandalism. Someone glued the inside of a lock on the 1100 block of Willow Road before 12:44 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Grand theft. Jewelry was taken on Charlotte Lane before 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Burglary. A house was broken into on Calvin Avenue before 12:08 p.m. Sunday, Jan 8. Burglary. A house was broken into on Jefferson Avenue before 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Burglary. A catalytic converter was taken from a car on Starboard Drive before 4:51 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Burglary. Tools and other miscellaneous items were taken from a van on Second Avenue before 1:08 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Burglary. A catalytic converter was taken from a car on Ebener Street before 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.

Three men arrested for trespassing at S.F. Zoo
SAN FRANCISCO — Police have identified three men who trespassed at the San Francisco Zoo on Sunday. They don’t believe the men were involved in the heist of the zoo’s beloved spider monkey Banana Sam.

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Sean Walsh and Kenneth Henry, both identified by police as 18-year-old transients, are accused of jumping the fence at the Zoo on Sunday morning and walking into an unauthorized area. A third man, 20-year-old Augustus Standingrock, of Cheney, Wash.,

How Trees Benefit Our Health While Absorbing Air Pollutants
By Paul Larson
MILLBRAE – As a Past President of the Millbrae Lions Club I was recently asked to take on the position of “Tree Planting Chairman”. It is a goal of the current “Lions Clubs International” President for all Lions Clubs across the world to plant one million trees during the 2011-2012 term. This new responsibility reminded me of a plan I had in the back of my mind to donate a number of trees on behalf of the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS for planting on several sparsely landscaped strips at Saint Dunstan’s Church in Millbrae. I’ve always been a fan of planting trees, and my new task as “Tree Planting Chair” gave me an excuse to follow through with this previous goal. I immediately put my plan into action, so as of this writing 17 good sized Redwood Trees have already been planted at Saint Dunstan’s which will grow up tall and lush (see the picture to the right of me with one of the trees on the day they were planted). Trees are a major life sustaining feature of our planet. They not only help secure the ground they are planted in, but are the home to countless numbers of species. Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) in addition to other harmful pollutants from the atmosphere, and during photosynthesis they release the oxygen we breathe. An acre of trees absorbs enough CO2 over one year to equal the amount produced by driving a car 26,000 miles. If everyone reading this article planted one new tree at their home it would not only create a noticeable improvement in everyone’s quality of life but also would benefit future generations.

Historically San Mateo County had a vast population of healthy old growth Redwood Trees. In the 1800’s a large portion of these tall majestic trees were cut down to feed the quickly growing need for lumber in the up and coming city of San Francisco. During this “gold rush” period little was known of the benefits in keeping these trees alive and healthy. Realistically we still need lumber today, and now the lumber industry regularly replaces the trees they harvest with new young trees. Trees are a good renewable resource if used in a responsible manner, and many more trees have to be planted than harvested to support society’s needs. We all have a chance to help by planting our own new trees and replacing those which may be unhealthy or have died. Tying this topic into our role at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS is easy. Wood is used in caskets, urns, paper and other items needed for funerals. The CO2 absorbed by trees is permanently locked into the wood used to craft these items therefore keeping it out of the atmosphere. My goal is to keep planting trees where ever I find the need as to help replenish this vitally essential and health-nourishing resource. If you ever wish to discuss cremation, funeral matters or want to make preplanning arrangements please feel free to call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS in Millbrae at (650) 588-5116 and we will be happy to guide you in a fair and helpful manner. For more info you may also visit us on the internet at:


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Kioskli pleaded no contest to felony counts of embezzlement and possession of a fictitious check. Kioskli was also ordered to pay $19,738.57 in restitution to Bank of said Samuel Kioskli America, Guidotti. Given the time served, Kioskli will begin serving his probation time. Kioskli, of San Francisco, worked for Diebold, the company that services the automatic teller machines for Bank of America. On July 4, 2010 — a bank holiday — he allegedly visited six ATMs in San Francisco and another in Daly City to steal approximately $200,000 by replacing the real cash with photocopies of bills. Each time, surveillance video reportedly caught Kioskli using his work card key to enter the machines. The next day, Kioskli’s wife filed a missing persons report and the ATM thefts were discovered when customers complained about receiving the counterfeit money during transactions. Kioskli remained at large until May 11, 2011 when an Arizona officer found his Daly City arrest warrant during a traffic stop in Phoenix. San Francisco has yet to file its charges against Kioskli. Although that county has more charges pending against him, San Mateo County had first dibs on prosecution because its warrant is the one that caught Kioskli.


Probation and time served for ATM thief
By Heather Murtagh

Company announces low cost DNA decoding machine
By Malcolm Ritter

An ATM maintenance man accused of pocketing approximately $200,000 by filling the machines on Independence Day with photocopied and counterfeit $20 bills will serve three years of supervised probation in addition to time served. Samuel Gregory Kioskli, 64, was sentenced Tuesday to one year in county jail but given credit for 489 days served, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti. Kioskli previously pleaded no contest to a reduced number of charges to avoid trial on counts of burglary, embezzlement, possession of counterfeit bills and forging documents. Instead,

State revenue falls below governor’s projections

SACRAMENTO — Just a week after Gov. Jerry Brown made his pitch for tax hikes and more spending cuts, the state controller on Tuesday reported that California is collecting less tax revenue than the governor projected and warned lawmakers that more cuts may be needed if the slide continues. Controller John Chiang released his

Jerry Brown

cash report for December and said revenue came in $165 million below what Brown projected last week when he released his budget proposal for the 201213 fiscal year, which begins July 1. He said

the state’s ongoing structural deficit, in which annual spending commitments outpace tax revenue, is continuing despite recent budget cuts. “Coupled with higher spending tied to unrealized cost savings, these latest revenue figures create growing concern that legislative action may be needed in the near future to ensure that the state can meet its payment obligations,” Chiang said in statement.

NEW YORK — A biotechnology company announced it has developed a machine to decode an individual’s DNA in a day for $1,000, a long-sought price goal for making the genome useful for medical care. Life Technologies Corp. said Tuesday it was taking orders for the technology, which it expects to deliver in about a year. The Carlsbad, Calif., company said three major research institutions had already signed up for the $149,000 machine: the Baylor College of Medicine, the Yale School of Medicine and the Broad Institute of Cambridge, Mass. A second company, Illumina of San Diego, also introduced a new technology Tuesday that it said will decode an entire genome in about 24 hours. Its statement did not estimate the cost per genome. The machines, called sequencers, allow scientists to identify the arrangement of the 3 billion chemical building blocks that make up someone’s DNA. Since the first sequencing of the basic human genome was announced at the White House in 2000, the costs of sequencing DNA have steadily tumbled.

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school must meet all of its 2012 API and AYP targets, including those for the school overall and for all numerically significant student groups. The final nomination check is completed in August/September of 2012. Based on student population, California may nominate up to 35 schools each year. The National BRSP is part of a larger U.S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. For more information on the federal program visit html.

Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012


Two schools nominated for national honor
Two San Mateo County schools — North Star Academy and Woodside Elementary — are among the 35 public schools nominated to the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson. Torlakson’s office announced the nomination Tuesday. The BRSP recognizes some of the highest-performing and most-improved schools in the nation. Each year, the U.S. Department of Education outlines the categories for nomination. “These schools all share a deep commitment to the education and well-being of their students,” said Torlakson. “We’ve recognized them on the state level, and now I hope their outstanding work and remarkable progress will be further spotlighted nationally.” In 2012, there are two categories: Exemplary high-performing schools and exemplary improving schools. To be eligible for preliminary nomination for the 2012 award, a school must have made the federal goals as outlined in Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011 and 2010 and also made its state Academic Performance Index targets (school-wide and for all numerically significant student groups) in 2011 and 2010. For final nomination as a 2012 BRSP, a

Tissier named president of Board of Supervisors

Hillsborough kindergarten registration period to open
Starting this week, registration for kindergarten in the Hillsborough City Elementary School District opens. Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by Nov. 2, 2012. Those registering for West Elementary may do so starting Jan. 12. Students at North Elementary may begin registering Jan. 19. Students at South Elementary can begin registration Jan. 24. For more information call 342-5193.

At its first meeting of 2012, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday selected Adrienne Tissier to serve as board president for the next 12 months. Tissier, who is in her second term as District 5 supervisor, thanked outgoing board president Carole Groom for what Tissier said called her graceful and diplomatic leadership through “a tremendous year” in 2011. “We are very proud of the work that she’s done,” Tissier said. Supervisor Don Horsley, who is serving his second year representing the District 3, was chosen to serve as the board’s vice president. Horsley joined Tissier in praising Groom for her leadership in the past year, during which the board enacted heavy budget cuts

and approved plans for a new county jail. “You may be small in stature, but you are big in personality,” Horsley said. Tissier said the main issues the board will grapple with in 2012 will include the county’s Adrienne ongoing structural budget Tissier deficit, realignment and furthering opportunities for economic development. “It’s going to be a bit daunting because we still have a lot on our plate,” she said. Tissier on Thursday was selected to chair Caltrain’s board for 2012, and also serves as chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

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for St. Robert’s Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno where the funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude at the church.


George Salvadore Fenech
George Salvadore Fenech, born Jan. 18, 1922, died Jan. 9, 2012 George is survived by his wife of 67 years Ruth L. Fenech. Together they shared two sons Ronald Fenech Sr. and the late Steven Fenech. George, “Nanu” to his grandchildren, will be dearly missed by his daughter in-laws Terri and Lana Fenech as well as his five grandchildren Liisa and her husband Tim Petrocchi, Beau and his wife Crystal, Travis, Michael and Anthony Fenech and his four adoring great-grandchildren Alyssa and Gino Fenech, Madison and Macy Petrocchi. George grew up in the San Francisco Bayview. He was a merchant marine and served as a seabee in the U.S. Navy in World War II. In years to follow, he was a member of the South San Francisco Elks Club. George settled in San Bruno and was the proud owner of ABC Upholstery for 28 years. He then retired and made Lake County his home where he happily lived with wife Ruth for 32 years. He was an avid church attendee who enjoyed golf, tennis and gardening. Most recently he resided in El Granada on the San Mateo County coast with his son Ron and daughter in-law Terri where he enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren who called him “Best Nanu.” He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to visit after 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 and attend the 7 p.m. vigil service at Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive at El Camino Real in Millbrae. The funeral will leave the chapel 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13

Events honor memory of Dr.King
Several events are planned locally leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday to commemorate the slain civil rights leader including the Freedom Train and 29th annual essay, poetry and art contest put on by the North Central Neighborhood Association at the King Center in San Mateo. Tonight, about 275 students from the San Mateo-Foster City School District and San Mateo Union High School District will participate in an annual poetry contest at the Martin Luther King Community Center with the winners being announced this Saturday at a reception held by the Unitarian Universalists church of San Mateo. “Dr. King is the main focus and how you, the individual, can make a difference in the world and what you can do for others,” said Anita Webb, who is helping to coordinate the annual poetry, essay and art contest. “We live in a violent world and this helps children find other ways to resolve their differences.” The Saturday event is the combined effort of the neighborhood group, Unitarian Universalists and many members of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, Webb said. The community reception Saturday will feature food and Martin Luther music and the King Jr. student contest participants will also read their winning essays or poetry submissions. On Monday, the Freedom Train will shuttle riders from the downtown San Mateo Caltrain station to San Francisco for the annual MLK Jr. Day march to the Yerba Buena Gardens. The train stops in San Mateo at about 10 a.m. but the celebration begins at the downtown San Mateo Caltrain station at 8:30 a.m. for the 13th annual continental breakfast. Former San Mateo mayor Claire Mack will be the celebration’s 2012 honorary chair. Mack was the first African American mayor of San Mateo, serving on the City Council from 1991 to 2003. The Freedom Train celebration is sponsored by Recology, the city of San Mateo, Notre Dame de Namur University, the Fox Theatre and the Downtown San Mateo Association, among others. The Freedom Train will depart the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station at 9:30 a.m., making stops at the Sunnyvale station at 9:45 a.m., Palo Alto station at 9:59 a.m. and San Mateo station at 10:22 a.m., arriving in San Francisco at approximately 10:55 a.m. • The Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo and the North Central Neighborhood Association will hold a community reception 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 725 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo. • The 13th Annual San Mateo County Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration and Freedom Train is 8:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16 at the downtown San Mateo Caltrain station, 385 First Ave. The Freedom Train departs at 10 a.m. Special San Mateo County Freedom Train tickets are sold only at the MLK Jr. Day Celebration. Regular Caltrain tickets are not valid.

Vera D. Brown
Vera D. Brown, born June 17, 1912, died Jan. 9, 2012. Wife of the late Clarence Brown and mother of Don (Judy) Brown and Guy Brown. Grandmother of Ionela Brown. Daughter of the late Gaetano Aloise and Marie Altieri (immigrants of Italy). Sister of the late Vic Altieri, Lou McAtee, Babe Moresco, Joe Aloise, Tony Aloise and Frank Aloise. Also survived by three generations of nieces, nephews and cousins. A native of San Mateo, Vera had a great love of family, a generous heart, loved great food and she was very generous to those on hard times. She was a Old Town proprietor for 40 years of “Aloise & Sons Grocery” (established in the 1910s by her father), she retired and established “Vera’s Sandwiches,” called by many, the best in San Mateo for several years. “Thank you for loving care to Sita Fonua at Sutter Care at home hospice.” Family and friends may visit 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 with a 5 p.m. Rosary at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell’s Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo. A funeral liturgy will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 13 at the funeral home. Donations to PARCA, Special Olympics (Bay Area), Sutter Care at home hospice or to a charity of your choice.

GOP urges high court to dump new voter maps
By Paul Elias

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of California Republicans is seeking to dump new Senate districts planned for this year’s election, drawing the state Supreme Court into the oncea-decade fight over drawing political boundaries. The legal fight Tuesday appears to have boiled down to the high court’s interpretation of a 47-word passage

in the California Constitution. The clause empowers residents to file legal challenges seeking to block new redistricting plans when a ballot measure after the same result is “likely to qualify.” Prominent Republican attorney Charles Bell argued that Republican interests appear to have gathered enough signatures to qualify such a ballot initiative asking voters to overturn the new maps. Bell said that random sampling of

the 711,000 signatures gathered found 72 percent of them — about 513,000 — to be valid, making it “likely” the measure will qualify for the ballot because supporters need 504,760 valid signatures. A lawyer representing Democratic Secretary of State Debra Bowen said that the verification process is ongoing and argued that it was premature to conclude the proposed ballot will qualify for the November ballot.


Mary Anne Inman (Mullany) age 77
Our Mom/Nana passed away at Sequoia Hospital peacefully after a brief illness on December 28, 2011. A 47 year resident of Belmont California, Mary was born on August 6, 1934 to John L. and Hazel Mullany. She was extremely proud to be a Mullany and of her Irish heritage. The second of eight children, Mary was a 4th generation San Franciscan who later moved to San Mateo where she graduated from Mercy High School, Burlingame in 1952. Her first job was in banking followed by 30 years in the cashier’s office at Macy’s, Hillsdale. She continued working after her retirement as an election official for The County of San Mateo where she eagerly anticipated participating in this year’s election process. She was a dedicated employee and cherished both her work and her co-workers. Mary enjoyed her family immensely. She was a devoted and unwavering mother who made many of her children’s clothes and some amazing Halloween costumes. Any occasion was appropriate for baking cookies or other delectable treats. She also found time to become a Girl Scout leader in 1970. She spent her leisure time doing needle work, going to movies, reading, cooking and taking the occasional nature walk with her five year old granddaughter. Her home was always open to family and friends. Mary is survived by her children Lezlee (George) Miller of Half Moon Bay, J. Scott Inman of Belmont and Laurie (Brian) Gardiner of Danville; grandchildren Kasey, Conness, Kianna and Coel Miller and Amelia Gardiner; siblings Frank Mullany, Nancy Lotti, Diane (Dinny) Kenning, Noelle Weinbel, John Mullany, Gerry Mullany and over 30 nieces and nephews. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, ex-husband Carl Inman, sister Suzanne Furrer and nephew Mitchell Mullany. She touched many lives and will always be remembered for her quick wit and generosity. She is truly irreplaceable. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on January 14th at 2:00 pm at Skylawn Memorial Park, Highway 92 & Skyline Blvd., San Mateo, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: 49 Stevenson St., San Francisco, CA 94105 or



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District: Students adapting to pay rules
Starting with this spring semester, students in the San Mateo County Community College District will need to pay all fees or be enrolled in a payment plan before the semester begins — a rule many followed. Students who didn’t meet the Jan. 4 deadline would be dropped from the class. Payment rules were changed because the district was faced with large waiting lists, an increasing student accounts receivable and was implementing a payment plan that it hopes will help students manage their fees. On Wednesday, the Board of Trustees will hear an informational update about the implementation of the new rules. In the beginning of December, it appeared that 44 percent of students were in danger of dropping due to non-payment, according to a staff report prepared by Interim Executive Vice President Kathy Blackwood. These students received at least four emails reminding them that they were to be dropped as well as automatic phone reminders. By Jan. 1, the number dropped to 27 percent. Phone calls again went out Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. By Jan. 5, when students were actually dropped, only 1,575 or 7 percent were dropped. The district processed $1.663 million in payments between Jan. 1 through Jan. 4 compared to $87,000 during those same four days in 2011. “While some students were frustrated with the number of reminding emails they received, we believe they had the effect of getting students to pay,” Blackwood wrote. Before the rules went into effect, numerous meetings were held throughout the district in December. In addition, messages appeared on the distrcit-run websites when students logged in reminding them of the change. Under the new program, all fees must be paid at registration. Students who did not pay by Jan. 4 risk being dropped from classes. Alternatively, students can sign up for a payment plan by the same date. Signing up for the plan costs $20 and students will be allowed to make up to five installments between registration and April 5. A total of 1,413 students signed up for a payment plan with Sallie Mae. The district will work with Sallie Mae in the coming weeks to improve service. And, faculty will be surveyed after the start of the semester to see how the first day of class went. The board meets 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the District Office, 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo.

Around the nation
Steven Tyler to Supreme Court:Watch the language
LOS ANGELES — If the U.S. Supreme Court is willing to listen, rocker Steven Tyler has something “old school” to say about nudity and profanity on broadcast TV. “There’s a certain charm and passion and magic in not showing full-frontal nudity” or using constant profanity, Tyler said, as the high court prepared to take Steven Tyler up a First Amendment case on the regulation of the airwaves. “It’s really hot when you only show a little,” he said. Granted, the Aerosmith singer tossed off a bleeped strong expletive or two on Fox’s live “American Idol” after joining it as a judge last season. “I have (cursed on air) a couple times, because it is 2012,” Tyler said. But an occasional swear word is different than a stream of them, which he suggested could happen without rules and wouldn’t be something he welcomes. “If you start surfing channel to channel and you’re on NBC and it’s (expletive) and channel 4 and it’s (expletive) and channel 7 and it’s (expletive), it wouldn’t be fun to surf,” he said.

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Community college leaders call for overhaul
By Terence Chea

SAN FRANCISCO — California community college leaders have signed off on major policy changes aimed at boosting graduation and transfer rates in the 112-campus system, despite concerns the measures could hurt disadvantaged students. The 22 recommendations will go to the state Legislature for review after the California Community Colleges’ governing board on Monday endorsed the measures recommended by the state-appointed Student Success Task Force. Backers believe the proposals, if implemented, will help more students complete degree and certificate programs and transfer to University of California and California State University campuses. That would help reduce the number of dropouts and create a more educated workforce. “We’re really doing all that we can to ensure student success,” Chancellor Jack Scott said Tuesday. “We want to have as few casualties as possible.”

Measures endorsed by the board would:
• Give priority registration to first-time stu-

dents and students making progress toward their academic goals. • Take priority registration or fee waivers from students who fail to make adequate progress. • Require all incoming students to develop education plans shortly after matriculating. • Have campuses give priority to courses needed for degree and certificate programs over enrichment courses catering to older adults. • Require campuses to keep scorecards to track completion and transfer rates of students of different backgrounds. Some of the measures will require approval by the state Legislature or the community college system’s Board of Governors. Some can be carried out by school administrators, while others just call on campuses to adopt best practices. Critics say the reform plan will move California’s community college system, the nation’s largest with 2.6 million students, away from its tradition of offering nearly universal access to higher education. Some say without additional funding for student counseling and services, the proposed changes could hurt low-income students who need extra help to reach their academic goals.

High court weighs policy against curse words on TV
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is considering whether government regulators may still police the airwaves for curse words and other coarse content at a time when so many Americans have unregulated cable television, and the Internet is awash in easily accessible adult material. The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday in a First Amendment case that pits the Obama administration against the nation’s television networks. The material at issue includes the isolated use of expletives as well as fines against broadcasters who showed a woman’s nude buttocks on a 2003 episode of ABC’s “NYPD Blue.” The broadcasters want the court to overturn a 1978 decision that upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate both radio and television content, at least during the hours when children are likely to be watching or listening. That period includes the prime-time hours before 10 p.m.




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Two charged with selling alcohol to minor killed in crash

Quake hits off Indonesia causes panic
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake hit waters off western Indonesia early Wednesday, prompting officials to briefly issue a tsunami warning. Panicked residents ran from their homes, some fleeing to high ground by car or motorcycle, but there were no reports of injuries or serious damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.3 quake struck 260 miles (420 kilometers) off the coast of Aceh province just after midnight. It was centered 18 miles (30 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor. People in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh — still deeply traumatized by the 2004 monster quake and tsunami — poured into the streets as sirens blared from local mosques. Some headed to the hills, choking roads with traffic. “I’m afraid,” said Fera, a resident, who skidded off on her motorbike with her two children and her mother. In the town of Simeulue, patients were

Two South San Francisco residents, one a clerk at the Good N Rich Dairy Market, were arrested and charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor that led to the Highway 101 death of Margaret Qaqish in February of last year. On Jan. 10, 2012, Department of Alcohol Beverage Control investigators arrested 45-year-old Abduhl Azeem Buksh, a clerk at the market at 130 S. Spruce Ave. in South San Francisco, and 51-year-old Amelia Chin of Alameda, formerly of South San Francisco. Buksh, of South San Francisco, and Chin are facing possible criminal charges of furnishing alcohol to 18-year-old Margaret Qaqish of Daly City on the night of Feb. 4, 2011, when she purchased alcohol at the market in clear view of both Buksh, the store clerk, and Chin, an acquaintance of Qaqish. Chin is the mother of one of Qaqish’s friends and allegedly accompanied Qaqish inside the store to help her purchase the alcohol, according to the ABC. A few hours later, Qaqish was killed in an alcohol-related crash on Highway 101 southbound near San Francisco. Qaqish was in a car belonging to the mother of Sean Quintero, 18, of South San Francisco, sitting in the middle of the rear seat as they and two other teens drove back to South San Francisco after a night of reportedly heavy drinking in Daly City and San Francisco. At approximately 3:30 a.m., as the group loudly discussed what radio station should play, Quintero drove at roughly 60 mph toward cars stopped for an unrelated accident. Unable to stop in time, Quintero reportedly veered to the right, crossing over two lanes of traffic and rear-ended a car that hit a third before stopping. No one was injured in those two vehicles but inside Quintero’s car two of the passengers had minor injuries like bruising and chest pain. Qaqish was thrown forward by the impact and knocked unconscious. Authorities have not said whether she was wearing a seat belt. She died at the hospital. Quintero was arrested by the California Highway Patrol for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Quintero pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and felony drunk driving in November while also admitting causing great bodily injury. In return for the plea, he was promised four years and four months in prison by the court when sentenced. That sentencing is scheduled for today. The District Attorney’s Office pushed for five years in prison. The California Highway Patrol reported finding an open alcohol container in the car and Quintero’s blood alcohol level 90 minutes later tested .15 and .16. The ABC investigator who worked on the case conducted a series of interviews, examined evidence and was able to determine that Buksh and Chin supplied alcohol to Qaqish. In addition to the arrests, ABC will be seeking disciplinary action against the market owner.


Residents push a house as it moves through water in the fishing village Tallo district in Makassar,Indonesia.
evacuated from a hospital. Officials contacted by the Associated Press in several coastal cities, however, had not received any reports about injuries or significant damage. Nearly two hours after the quake, the local geological agency lifted its tsunami warning.

Syrian president vows to crush ‘conspiracy’
By Bassem Mroue and Elizabeth A. Kennedy

Around the world
U.S. rescues Iranians at sea, assails nuke activity
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter rescued six Iranian mariners from a vessel in distress in the Persian Gulf, the second such incident in a week of tension punctuated by the Islamic republic’s death sentence to a young Iranian-American man and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s sharp criticism Tuesday of Tehran’s uranium enrichment activity. The rescue was another reminder of U.S. efforts to demonstrate the humanitarian value of its naval presence in the Gulf, a strategic waterway that the Iranian government has threatened to close in retaliation for international sanctions over its nuclear program — a dispute which only shows signs of escalation. On Tuesday, Clinton condemned Iran for enriching uranium at an underground bunker to a level that can be upgraded more quickly for use in a nuclear weapon than the nation’s main stockpile. She said Tehran was breaking its international obligations and demonstrating a “blatant disregard for its responsibilities.”

BEIRUT — By turns defiant and threatening, President Bashar Assad vowed Tuesday to use an “iron hand” to crush what he called the terrorists and saboteurs behind Syria’s 10-month-old uprising in which thousands of people have been killed. In his first speech since June, Assad showed a steely confidence in the face of the uprising, one of the bloodiest of the Arab Spring. But opponents called it a rambling address by a leader who is

dangerously out of touch. Assad repeated his past claims that a foreign conspiracy and terrorists are driving the revolt, not peaceful protesters seeking to reform the country. “We will not be lenient with those who work with outsiders against the country,” Assad said in a nearly twohour speech at Damascus University in a conference hall packed with cheering supporters. He also issued a veiled threat against those who have yet to choose sides. “Those who stand in the middle are traitors,” Assad said, flanked by Syrian flags. “There is no alternative.”

Rains kills at least 28 in Brazil
By Victor Caivano

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JAMAPARA, Brazil — A mudslide caused by two days of downpours has killed at least 13 people in a small town in southeastern Brazil, and another 11 are listed as missing, the head of the Rio

de Janeiro state civil defense department said Tuesday. Sergio Simoes told CBN radio that five bodies were pulled from beneath tons of mud and debris on Tuesday, bringing the death toll in the Jamapara district of Sapucaia city to 13. Eight bodies were found on Monday.

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California, the effort to curtail the abuse of DXM is far from over. It took seven years of persistence by the three of us to see the law come to fruition. But even now, as Senate Bill 514 becomes law throughout California, the effort to curtail the abuse of DXM is far from over. The new law only works if parents, teachers and other adults get involved and play a significant role. They are our partners in making this law effective. Yes, the main benefit of this law is that DXM will not be sold to minors. But there also is a component of this effort that necessitates parents making themselves aware of this drug and what it can do — and educating their children to its dangers. Make no mistake; the abuse of DXM is growing. The California Poison Control System reports that telephone consultations provided for those aged 6 to 17 years regarding abuse of DXM increased 850 percent between 1999 and 2010. According to WebMD and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, one in 10 teenagers say they’ve used DXM to get high-making it more popular than LSD, cocaine, ecstasy or meth. One-third of a bottle of cough and cold medicine that contains DXM is enough to get high. A single bottle would be enough to cause more dangerous effects on the heart and nervous system. Intentionally ingesting excessive amounts of DXM-containing cold and cough medications that also have phenylephrine, acetaminophen and antihistamines increases the dangers dramatically.

Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012


Robo-tripping law requires helps from all of us to work
By Wayne Benitez and Ron Lawrence

t was an all too familiar situation: a 15year-old girl at Palo Alto High School — well-liked but troubled, too. She had just ingested several pills of what she and her friends called “Red Paint,” pills coated with dye that made your tongue red. Those pills contained dextromethorphan (DXM). DXM is a drug that is safe and effective when taken as directed. We have learned, however, that when taken at much higher doses, DXM can cause hallucinations, loss of motor control, vomiting, paranoia, numbness, lethargy, slurred speech and "outof-body" sensations similar to PCP and LSD. Fortunately, the girl was rushed to Stanford Hospital before something truly tragic occurred. Still, that incident set us on a long journey; one we hope sees teens becoming much less likely to suffer the consequences of abusing DXM. For the past seven years, we have worked with state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, on a state law that prohibits the sale of cough and cold medicines containing DXM to minors. The legislation authored by Simitian, Senate Bill 514, became state law on Jan. 1, 2012. Simitian embraced the issue in 2004 after we entered his annual “There Oughta Be a Law” contest back when he was in the Assembly. We won the contest, and Simitian proposed a new law. Joining us in our efforts to protect our youth from the ill-effects of DXM was Dr. Ilene Anderson, a clinical professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. It took seven years of persistence by the three of us, along with Dr. Anderson, to see the law come to fruition. But even now, as Senate Bill 514 becomes law throughout


Guest perspective
Seizures and liver injury do occur. SB 514 is going to help protect our youth from a dangerous problem. We also hope that it also strikes a blow to a whole subculture that has emerged around the illicit use of DXM — one that we come in contact with regularly as police officers. The use of DXM is referred to on the street as “Robo-tripping” or “skittling.” It also is known by several nicknames, including Poor Man’s PCP, Red Devils and Vitamin D. On the Internet, there are actually websites devoted to instructing kids which medicines to take and how much to take to get the biggest high. Some even provide “recipes” for the best way to achieve the desired high based on a user’s height and weight. Ten years ago, when we first learned of the dangers of dextromethorphan, there was very little awareness of the problem. Annual surveys asking students about drug and alcohol use didn’t include questions about DXM. Now many do. Simitian’s bill is a significant step forward in the effort to protect minors from the ravages of DXM. But it can only go so far. All of us — law enforcement officers, parents, teachers and community leaders — need to work together to raise awareness of how DXM can harm our students and provide the support to keep them for doing so.
Wayne Benitez is a sergeant with the Palo Alto Police Department. Ron Lawrence, formerly with the Palo Alto Police Department, is chief of the Rocklin Police Department.

Track policy means new restrictions
recently enacted policy means the days of running around a local high school track while a game is being played on the field are over. A few years ago, the San Mateo Union High School District enacted a policy in which members of the community could no longer run around the track during school hours even if there were no students using the field or the track. That was a result of some unsavory characters lingering around the field and creeping people out. Inconvenient for some regular folks who wanted to run around the track and not bother anyone, but understandable. The new policy enacted about a month ago means anyone accustomed to using the field after school and during high school games will not be allowed. The official reason? Safety and liability. According to school district officials, there was a growing concern that an athlete during a game could run off the field and run into a runner on the track, or a football, soccer ball or lacrosse ball could fly off the field of play and injure someone. Someone could get hurt, and someone could sue the school district. And that’s too bad. For years, high school tracks have served as community fitness centers with people of all walks of life using them to exercise on a foot-friendly track and away from the dangers of the road. Runners could pace themselves and maybe meet a few likeminded people. It is a place to build community. They are funded through the school district, but with the community’s tax money. There was a sense of a common shared area. But of course, district officials say the primary purpose of a school facility is for the students. I get that. But it is just another indication of our changing society. Where once we were filled with shared places where a sense of community could be built with different activities, those places are slowly diminishing for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it is a romanticized notion, but there seems there was a time in which people used public facilities and treated them with respect, and unwritten rules dictated that you keep to yourself and don’t bother others. If you’re running slow in the inside lane, you step aside for a faster runner. If a ball is kicked in your direction, you kick it back. If you got hit with a ball, you walked it off. And if there was an athlete in the field of play who came onto the track, you got the hell out of the way since they were playing an organized game that meant something. You might even offer a word of encouragement. District officials say local athletic directors were asked to post schedules of upcoming games so people can adjust their workouts accordingly, so it’s not as if the facilities are totally closed for community use. There will still be access on certain nights, on weekends and during the summer. But it might be a matter of time before the gates are locked and there will be one less shared space for all of us. And that’s definitely too bad.
Jon Mays is the editor in chief of the Daily Journal. He can be reached at


Letters to the editor
Who Ronald Reagan really was
Editor, I think the Republican hero Ronald Reagan has to be exposed as the leader he truly was. For those who are too young to remember his term in office I will sum it up here. Ronald Reagan was elected because the country had just been humiliated by the hostage crisis in Iran. Islamic militants in Tehran, Iran had seized the U.S. embassy and held its staff hostage in the year of 1979. President Jimmy Carter was unable to gain their release, and thereby the public turned to Ronald Reagn hoping he would return national pride. San Francisco’s streets were lined with the homeless, and tent cities made up the city center plaza. By 1983, Ronald Reagan’s third year in office, he had tripled the national debt. When Ronald Reagan cut social programs and deregulated industries, he gave corporations huge profits and severely harmed the lives who were less well off. How can someone dare not to invoke Reagan’s name when speaking about America's hard times? There was a famous name for Reagan’s policies: “Reaganomics.” The rich got richer, the poor got poorer and the middle class simply disolved. Then, just as now, it was very hard for college graduates to find work. In reality, Ronald Reagan never did anything right in life except acting. value to the state … appropriate management” and is “an immense financial risk” to California’s budget and a “fundamentally flawed program.” All non-partisan reviews from the State Auditor, the Legislative Analyst, the Inspector General and UC Berkeley agree that the Legislature should not assume $115 billion in new HSR debt, since Gov. Jerry Brown simultaneously proposes huge cuts to seniors, children, K-12 supplies and welfare. A recent field poll taken in December 2011 shows that 75 percent of Californians do not want funds spent on HSR. So, new taxes will not be approved by voters if the legislature proceeds with this boondoggle and assumes new HSR debt ($230 billion after interest is paid back). Sacramento has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.

Patrick Field Palo Alto

No new taxes if rail lives
Editor, On Jan. 4, California’s non-partisan Peer Review Committee issued a scathing report stating that no new loans or bonds should be issued for high-speed rail. They said HSR’s plan lacked “credible sources of adequate funding … a definitive business model …

Mike Brown Burlingame

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Stocks close higher
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world. The solid report from Alcoa seemed to quell those concerns and lifted traders’ hopes for strong corporate earnings reports in the coming weeks. The S&P 500 index rose 11.38 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,292.08. All 10 of its industry groups rose. Among the biggest gainers were materials companies such as Alcoa, which benefit from rising prices for metals, energy and other commodities. Food commodities mostly edged lower, but orange juice futures shot up 11 percent. The Food and Drug Administration said it would increase testing for a fungicide that was found in low levels in orange juice. Tiffany & Co. plunged 10 percent, the most in the S&P 500 index. The jewelry retailer cut its forecast for full-year profit and said sales grew slowly in the U.S. and Europe during the holiday season. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 69.78 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,462.47. The Nasdaq composite index gained 25.94, or 1 percent, to 2,702.50. Hedge fund manager Peter Tchir said recent market swings exaggerate the importance of minor news such as Alcoa’s guidance and the Fitch announcement.

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Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Tiffany & Co.,down $7 at $59.94 The jewelry retailer said that its U.S.sales growth weakened as shoppers pulled back on buying pricey baubles during the holidays. Eastman Kodak Co.,up 20 cents at 60 cents The troubled photography company said it has restructured its business in an effort to cut costs and create shareholder value. DSW Inc.,up $5.47 at $48.11 The footwear retailer raised its 2011 earnings guidance citing stronger sales and said it will open 35 to 40 new stores in 2012. Liz Claiborne Inc.,down $1.29 at $8.64 The clothing maker cut its fiscal 2012 adjusted earnings outlook and said that its chief financial officer will leave in March. Dana Holding Corp.,up $1.05 at $14.19 The auto parts maker cut its 2011 adjusted earnings per share outlook,but predicted 2012 profit growth that topped expectations. Nasdaq WebMD Health Corp.,down $10.48 at $26.25 The healthcare information services provider said its CEO resigned and said it stopped exploring a possible sale of the company. Lululemon Athletica Inc.,up $6.43 at $59.87 The athletic gear retailer raised its fiscal fourthquarter earnings and revenue outlooks citing its better-than-expected revenue. Fossil Inc.,up $1.69 at $80.67 The Richardson,Texas-based watchmaker said it will buy its rival,Skagen Designs Ltd.,for $236.8 million in cash and stock.

U.S. stocks rose solidly Tuesday after European markets rallied and corporate bellwether Alcoa predicted stronger demand in 2012. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at its highest level since July. European markets soared after Fitch Ratings said that it will not downgrade France’s credit rating this year. France’s CAC-40 index closed 2.7 percent higher, and Germany’s DAX rose 2.4 percent. A downgrade for France could scuttle the region’s efforts to stem its debt crisis. Europe’s bailout fund needs France and Germany to keep their sterling credit ratings so it can borrow at affordable rates. Kicking off U.S. corporate earnings season, aluminum maker Alcoa said late Monday that its fourth-quarter revenue far outpaced analysts’ projections. CEO Klaus Kleinfeld predicted that global aluminum demand will increase 7 percent in 2012. Stronger aluminum demand often signals broader economic growth. A wide range of industries need aluminum to make their products. Many analysts had feared weaker corporate profits in the fourth quarter because of Europe’s deepening economic troubles and slower growth in the developing

Hiring rises,but job openings dipped
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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up their hiring in November but pulled back slightly on the number of jobs they advertised. The mostly favorable report shows companies are gaining more confidence in the economy and filling more of their open positions. It follows other encouraging data on hiring that suggest 2012 may be a better year for job growth. Employers filled almost 4.15 million jobs in November, a 3 percent increase from the previous month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. It also nearly matched September’s hiring level, which

was the highest since May 2010. Since the recession ended more than two years ago, most of the improvement in the job market has been because of a sharp drop in layoffs, which have returned to pre-recession levels. Henry Mo, an economist at Credit Suisse, said hiring hasn’t rebounded as quickly. “In that regard, it is encouraging to observe that hiring rose,” Mo said. Overall hiring has picked up since plummeting to 3.6 million in October 2009 — the lowest level in the 10 years the government has tracked the figure. That same month, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent, the highest level since the recession began in

December 2007. Hiring still has a long way to go before returning to pre-recession levels. Gross hiring exceeded 5 million each month in the three years before the downturn. Companies and governments posted 3.16 million job openings in November, according to the Labor Department’s monthly survey on Job Openings and Labor Turnover. That’s down from 3.22 million job postings in October and 3.4 million in September, which was a threeyear high. It generally takes one to three months for employers to fill job openings. Given November’s modest decline, job gains may fluctuate in the first couple of months of this year.

Internet address expansion set despite confusion worries
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Kodak sues Apple, HTC over patents
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. has filed patent-infringement lawsuits against Apple Inc. and HTC Corp., claiming the smartphone makers are infringing several of its digital-imaging inventions. The lawsuits, filed Tuesday in federal court, claim that some of Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPods and HTC’s smartphones and tablet devices infringe four Kodak patents related to image transmission. It also lodged complaints against Taiwan-based HTC and Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., before the U.S. International Trade Commission, a trade-dispute arbiter in Washington, D.C.

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NEW YORK — Bidding will begin this week for words and brand names such as “.sport,” “.NYC” and “.bank” to join “.com” as online monikers. Up to 1,000 domain name suffixes — the “.com” in an Internet address — could be added each year in the most sweeping change to the domain name system since its creation in the 1980s. To some, the system will lead to “.cash.” To others, it will mean “.confusion.” The idea is to let Las Vegas hotels, casinos and other attractions congregate around “.Vegas,” or a company such as

Canon Inc. to draw customers to “cameras.Canon” or “printers.Canon.” The new system will also make Chinese, Japanese and Swahili versions of “.com” possible. Some companies and entrepreneurs have already expressed interest in applying for a suffix and possibly earning millions of dollars a year from people and groups wanting a website that ends in that name. Others are skeptical, though. They worry that an expansion will mean more addresses available to scams that use similar-sounding names such as “Amazom” rather than “Amazon” to trick people into giving passwords and credit card information. Others worry that new suffixes could create additional platforms for hate groups or lead to addresses ending in obscenities.

Google gets more personal with searches
By Michael Liedtke

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information. The additional personal touches coming out Tuesday mark another step toward one of Google’s most ambitious goals. The Internet search leader eventually hopes to know enough about each of

its users so it can tailor its results to fit the unique interests of each person looking for something. Different people should start seeing different search results more frequently now that Google Inc. is importing content from its 6-month-old Plus service, a product that the company introduced in an attempt to counter the popularity of Facebook’s online hangout and Twitter’s short-messaging hub. Google’s main search results page also will start highlighting more content from an older online photo service called Picasa.

New airfare rules remove some of the fine print
DALLAS — It comes as no surprise for experienced travelers, but novices are sometimes shocked to find that the final cost of airline trip can be much higher than the price touted on the airline’s website or advertising. Recently, Southwest’s website quoted prices starting at $99 to fly from Dallas to Los Angeles. Come Jan. 26, Southwest could have to show a fare of $120.60.

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Jackson one and done with Raiders
By Josh Dubow

ALAMEDA — Reggie McKenzie made clear on his first day as Raiders general manager that there’s a new regime in Oakland. Soon after officially signing his contract to be the first general manager since longtime owner Al Davis’ death, McKenzie fired coach Hue Jackson in a bold first move as he looks to give the organization a fresh start. “There comes a time when change is necessary,” McKenzie said Tuesday. “For the

Raiders the time is now. The Raiders organization, with respect and deference for all its tradition and history, is about to embark on a new era.” The era will begin without Jackson, who was fired after going 8-8 in his first Hue Jackson season as head coach. McKenzie wanted to bring in his “own guy” to rebuild the organization. Finding that coach will be the first major

task for McKenzie, who also must bulk up the personnel department and evaluate the roster in what promises to be a busy offseason. Owner Mark Davis said McKenzie will decide on the new coach and the personnel decisions, with the coach ultimately reporting to the general manager. That’s a major change from how the organization was run before Davis’ father, Al, died of heart failure on Oct. 8. Al Davis made all the major decisions when he was in charge of the team, with many of those now falling to McKenzie as Mark Davis focuses on finding a

new stadium and other off-field issues. “Change happened on October 8th,” Davis said. “”The one thing I know is what I don’t know. The one thing I did know was I needed to bring the right people in here. ... My feeling always has been that if my father wasn’t here we needed someone to run that football side of the building. I needed to find the right person. I truly believe that Reggie McKenzie is the right man for this job.” McKenzie had spent the past 18 years in the

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Tigers pull out win
By Nathan Mollat

The Terra Nova girls’ basketball team has some lofty goals it wants to accomplish this season and to reach those, coach Kareem Summerville ramped up the preseason competition this season. Given their tough non-league schedule, perhaps the Tigers can be forgiven for looking past the Peninsula Athletic League season, where they are the overwhelming favorites to win their fourth division title and PAL tournament championship. Mills, however, gave the Tigers a wakeup call in the PAL opener in Millbrae Tuesday, taking a 30-23 lead late in the third quarter. The Tigers, however, are not ranked 18th in the state for no reason. They finally woke up following a Terilyn Moe 3-pointer on the final shot of the third quarter and carried that momentum into the fourth where they pulled away from the Vikings for a 51-37 win. “We came out slow,” said Moe, who scored a game-high 23 points, pushing her past the 2,000-point mark for her high school career. “After the West Coast Jamboree (the most prestigious preseason tournament on the West Coast), we took some off for rest and never got back (into a groove).” It was evident in the first half as Terra Nova managed just 15 points and was tied with Mills. In the second half, however, Terra Nova (1-0 PAL Bay, 9-3 overall) finally found its groove, pushing the tempo and then locking down the Vikings defensively in the fourth quarter. Down seven with 2:29 left in the third quarter, the Tigers ended the period on a 9-0 run and then out-scored Mills (0-1, 7-6) 19-7 in the final eight minutes. “The first half was like a warmup,” Moe said. “We knew we weren’t playing our game (in the first half). We didn’t come out strong from the beginning.” There is something about Mills that gives the Tigers trouble. The Vikings are the last PAL team to beat the Tigers in the regular season, going back to 2010, and gave them all they

Bearcats, Dons pick up big wins
By Julio Lara


See TIGERS, Page 16

Mills point guard Kristen Lastofka gets bumped by Terra Nova’s Lynette Mackey as she attempts to make a pass during the Tigers’51-37 win over the Vikings Tuesday.

Having played together at the high school and club levels for some time now, San Mateo’s Danielle Coyle and Jennifer Ticzon have become really good friends. So with Ticzon celebrating her 18th birthday on Tuesday, Coyle did what any great friend would do — score the game-winning goal to make sure her girl celebrated her special day the right way. With time winding down in San Mateo’s match against Menlo-Atherton, the Bearcats earned a corner kick which they executed to perfection when Shannon Wischer’s cross found Coyle’s head and lasered its way into the back of net. The Bearcats then held on the final five minutes of the match for the 1-0 win. “I was looking for the ball,” Coyle said of the play. “We practice that so much and I’m so glad it finally came through in the game.” When the referee blew the final whistle, Ticzon, who stood on the sideline after being subbed for, bolted onto the field and jumped into Coyle’s arms in celebration. In fact, the entire San Mateo team rejoiced in a solid win against a good M-A team — it sure made the postgame pastries taste a little sweeter. “Usually Danielle is the one to go to on corner kicks,” Wischer said of her cross. “So I was trying to aim for her or the center of the box so at least someone could get her head on it.” Prior to Tuesday’s match, Menlo-Atherton ran Burlingame off the field in a 5-0 win that saw Jennifer Kirst score a hat trick. But in the win, the Bearcats’ defense bent, but did not break. “We knew they were a good team,” Wischer said. “So we just needed to out there and play hard and make sure we played well on defense and also got numbers up top to score.”

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San Mateo’s Simon growing into a go-to player
By Julio Lara

Athlete of the Week
opener for San Mateo, Simon scored 19 points in a win. Her performance against Burlingame is just the latest in what has become a bit of a coming-out party for Simon. And with the regular season tipping off last night, the junior guard couldn’t have picked a better time to start heating up. “As a junior, she’s really starting to develop as a player and really understand the game of

It appears that the scoring torch has been passed at San Mateo High School. And luckily for the Bearcats, the girls’ basketball player holding that torch and on fire right now is Alana Simon, one of the fastest, quickest players in the PAL. The box score today will tell you that in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division

basketball,” said San Mateo coach Nancy Dinges. “She is definitely listening to everything we say as coaches and … now she knows how to win.” Perhaps that’s the sweetest part of the deal for Simon, Dinges and the rest of the Bearcats — the guard is finding her scoring touch during a stretch of basketball in which San Mateo is winning. And not just winning, but beating good teams. In last week’s game against Sacred Heart

Prep, Simon scored 27 points in a 49-47 win. A couple of days later, the guard out-did that performance by tallying 28 against Menlo in a 49-48 victory. For her efforts, Simon is the San Mateo Daily Journal Athlete of the Week. “I don’t think she really realized how quick she was until she was getting steals, going for layups and all that this year,” Dinges said.

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Sequoia rallies to beat South City
By Nathan Mollat

When Sequoia’s Lily Discher scored in the waning moments of the Cherokees’ 4-2 win over host South City, it capped a performance that left no doubt she was the best player on the pitch. Although her official stat line has Discher scoring the lone goal, she had a foot in the three others as well. While she did not officially record assists on Sequoia’s first three goals, there is no doubt her play impacted all four Cherokee tallies. “This is really huge,” said Discher. “This was our first real big game.” Making the performance even bigger was the fact Sequoia (3-0 PAL Ocean, 4-3-1 overall) found itself trailing 2-0 after 12 minutes as South City scored on its first two shots of the game. “Wow. We had a 2-nothing lead,” said South City coach Dan Marcucci. “I think we got overconfident after the goals. The goals coming easy early hurt us. We slacked off and let them back in the game.” What allowed Sequoia to pull out the win was the fact the Cherokees pulled even with about 20 minutes left in the first half. “(Going down 2-0) really took me by surprise,” said Sequoia coach Melissa Schmidt. “We came out flat. Our defense wasn’t organized.” The Cherokees pulled ahead 3-2 with a goal 10 minutes into the second half with Discher punctuating the win with a breakaway goal in

the 80th minute. “Having that much time (left in the first half after tying the score) gave us a lot of confidence,” Schmidt said. “It was a new game with [60] minutes to play.” After the first dozen minutes, however, it appeared South City (01, 2-4-1) would cruise to victory. The Warriors needed just three minutes to take a 1-0 lead. Earning a corner kick, South City’s Shannon Marmolejo sent the kick into the 6yard goal box. The ball bounced and Alma Gomez was right there to calmly side foot a shot into the net. Gomez made it 2-0 seven minutes later. Veronica Ramirez received the ball near midfield, turned and sent a perfect ball through the Sequoia defense. Gomez ran right by her defender and broke in on goal, slotting a shot past the charging goalkeeper and just inside the post for her second goal of the game. That’s when Discher took over. The Cherokees pulled a goal back two minutes later when Discher stole the ball on the wing and carried it to toward the endline. Her cross found Emma Martino alone in the middle of the penalty box, buy her shot was kicked away by Sequoia goalkeeper Stacie Garcia. Unfortunately for the Warriors, the rebound went right back to Martino, who buried her second try. The Cherokees forged the tie in the 19th minute on a similar play as their first goal. Again, Discher made a run into the South City penalty box. Garcia came off her line and smothered the shot attempt off Discher’s foot. The loose ball


South City’s Arcadia Coreas, left, and Sequoia’s Jessica Huizar chase after a loose ball during the cherokees’4-2 win over the Warriors.
bounced right to the foot of Amanda Lynn Rapues, who side footed a shot home. Sequoia took the lead for good 10 minutes into the second, with Discher doing the dirty work again. She received the ball on the wing and made a long run down the sideline, eventually ending up with a 1on-1 with the goalie. Again, Garcia aggressively came off her line and collided with Discher. The ball popped into the air and Sequoia’s Kate Boudreau came running in and blasted a shot off the volley that found the back of the net. It was only fitting, then, that Discher capped the scoring on a perfect through ball from Mariana Frey. “[Discher is] definitely one of the best players in the league,”



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Harbaugh makes 49ers instant winners
By Janie McCauley

SANTA CLARA — From Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier to Dennis Erickson, winning college coaches have long failed to translate their success to the next level. Jim Harbaugh needed just one year to emphatically break that mold — and he didn’t even have to change his unique rah-rah style to transform the San Francisco 49ers (13-3) into a Super Bowl contender this season. They head into Saturday’s home playoff game against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (14-3) as an underdog, just as he likes it. Harbaugh has become the favorite for Coach of the Year by doing things his way from Day 1. He gives up his seat in first class in favor of a spot in coach with his players. He sits down in the cafeteria to chat up kicker David Akers, punter Andy Lee and long snapper Brian Jennings — hardly a trio on any team accustomed to much one-on-one time with the head coach. Harbaugh acknowledges he doesn’t need to

socialize with others around the league, aside from Baltimore Ravens coach and big brother, John, that is. He doesn’t care about making friends in the NFL or being popular among his peers. He once said, “If the 49ers success offends you, so be it.” He took a chance that Alex Smith would thrive playing for the former NFL QB, and brought back the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick for another season — even handing off his playbook to Smith in good faith well before the lockout lifted last summer and Smith signed his $4.9 million deal. “I like what he told us the other day, to ‘keep the powder dry,”’ running back Anthony Dixon said Tuesday. “When they used to light the TNT bombs back in the day and they had the powder that led up to them, he just wants us to stay calm, stay ready, stay in it, concentrating and focusing on the details and come Saturday let it explode.” The highly sought after Harbaugh left Stanford days after finishing with a 12-1 record and a commanding Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech last January for a $25 million, five-year deal right down the freeway with the Niners. He was challenged to turn

around a franchise that went 6-10 last season and hadn’t earned a playoff berth or posted a winning record since 2002. While warning improvement is a “process,” Harbaugh promised an immediate culture change and to build a contender — yet hardly anyone would have envisioned 13-3, the NFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round playoff bye. “Jim Harbaugh, he instilled an identity to this team,” Hall of Fame wide receiver and former 49ers great Jerry Rice said. Players insist it’s rare to have a coach who never calls them out publicly or even in front of teammates, someone who has their backs. “Those are the head coaches that you like,” safety Donte Whitner said. “Like Rex Ryan, he will never throw his players under the bus and he puts all the pressure on himself. Coach Harbaugh does the same thing. A lot of coaches, when they don’t want the pressure on them, don’t want the hands pointed at them or the media to turn on them, they put things out to the media that really shouldn’t be out there, That stuff never works and players really understand that and locker rooms understand that.”

Akers had options last offseason, yet the 49ers were high on his list because of Harbaugh and Akers’ connections to the coaching family — even if it meant the inconvenience of moving his family cross-country. Akers booted an NFL single-season record 44 field goals and earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl nods. “His whole thing at the beginning was building the foundation and we’ve been able to do that,” Akers said. “To be 13-3, you’ve had great games. We really haven’t had the blowouts, so you find a way to win. I would say yes, that blue-collar atmosphere, what that means is you’re coming here on a daily basis and these guys are going out and working hard when maybe somebody else isn’t.” Harbaugh has done something a handful of others jumping from college to the NFL couldn’t. Saban won a BCS championship at LSU before departing to take over the Dolphins. He went 15-17 in two years in Miami before resigning to take the job at Alabama. Spurrier built Florida into a national powerhouse and won a national title, then went 12-20 in two seasons with the Redskins and resigned.

Cullen leads Wild past Sharks 5-4 in shootout

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild watched a two-goal lead with a little more than three minutes remaining in regulation vanish. Their response was enough evidence for coach Mike Yeo that his team’s moxie has returned after a rough skid

right through the holidays. Matt Cullen scored in the third period and in the first round of the shootout and put six shots on goal to help the Wild recover from a late stumble Tuesday night to beat San Jose 5-4 and stop the Sharks’ four-game winning streak. “That was the team we were three weeks ago,” Yeo said. couldn’t, you know, I couldn’t stop smiling.” Davis said he had targeted McKenzie as his desired general manager in the weeks after his father’s death and noted it was awkward when he ran into him at the Raiders’ game in Green Bay last month. About an hour after Oakland’s season ended, Davis had the organization formally request permission from the Packers to interview McKenzie. They sat down for a six-hour interview last Wednesday, with former Raiders coach John Madden assisting Davis. They quickly finalized the deal and McKenzie signed it Tuesday morning. He then immediately fired Jackson, marking a rapid fall for the man who was in charge of personnel decisions and coaching after Davis’ death.

The Wild went 1-8-3 after reaching the best record in the NHL and entered the night tied for 12th in the league and down to seventh in the Western Conference. This was just the third time in their last 13 games they scored more than two goals. For that, they got two big points. “Boy, we needed that,” Cullen said, adding: “It’s time. We’ve struggled here for Jackson made the trade for quarterback Carson Palmer after starter Jason Campbell broke his collarbone, costing the Raiders a 2012 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2013 second-rounder. While Palmer showed signs of giving the Raiders a big-time quarterback, he was unable to get Oakland to the playoffs for the first time since 2002, raising questions about how effective that trade was. After starting the season 7-4, the Raiders lost four of their final five games to mark their ninth straight season without a winning record or a playoff berth. A late-game collapse at home against Detroit on Dec. 18 and a 38-26 loss to San Diego at home in the season finale did in the Raiders and ultimately Jackson. Jackson joined the Raiders as offensive

long enough, and you can’t afford to struggle too long in this league. Teams pass you by, and we see where we are in the standings. We want to climb.” Their effort and energy was so strong Yeo didn’t even want to nitpick about the goals by Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau 22 seconds that tied the game with 2:44 remaining in regulation. coordinator in 2010 under head coach Tom Cable and engineered a dramatic improvement as Oakland more than doubled its point total and improved to 8-8. That helped him get the job when Davis decided not to retain Cable. The offense wasn’t quite as effective with Jackson as head coach, with injuries to star running back Darren McFadden, receiver Jacoby Ford and Campbell played a role in the decline. But the biggest problems this past season were an inability to curb the team’s propensity for penalties and on the defensive side of the ball. The team committed 163 penalties for 1,358 yards, setting records in both categories, as Jackson was unable to instill the discipline he promised.

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taunted the Filipino superstar on Tuesday, daring Pacquiao to meet him May 5 in Las Vegas. “Manny Pacquiao I’m calling you out let’s fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see,” Mayweather tweeted. Moments later, Mayweather tweeted: “My Jail Sentence was pushed back because the date was locked in. Step up Punk.” Mayweather is available for a fight in May at the MGM Grand Garden after a judge agreed last week to postpone his jail sentence in a domestic violence case until June. Mayweather was sentenced to 87 days in jail, but likely will serve less time. Mayweather and Pacquiao are boxing’s top two stars, and they have circled each other warily for more than two years. Both have said they’re eager to fight, yet still haven’t reached a deal for what’s likely to be the most lucrative bout in boxing history. While Pacquiao appeared to be more eager for the fight when the two first began verbally sparring in 2009, Mayweather has taken the lead in recent months, stepping up his campaign since Pacquiao’s narrow win over Juan Manuel Marquez last November. Mayweather’s tweets appear to put the megafight’s future in Pacquiao’s hands — and a decision likely will be made soon.

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Mayweather calls out Pacquiao on Twitter

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F l o y d Mayweather Jr. has taken his quest for a fight with Manny Pacquiao to Twitter. The unbeaten Mayweather publicly challenged and

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum traveled to the Philippines this week to meet with Pacquiao, planning to choose the eight-division champion’s next opponent. Arum, who has repeatedly said Mayweather won’t actually agree to fight Pacquiao because he fears losing, has a list of candidates including Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Lamont Peterson and Timothy Bradley Jr. for Pacquiao’s next bout.

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Atlantic Division W N.Y.Rangers 27 Philadelphia 25 New Jersey 23 Pittsburgh 21 N.Y.Islanders 15 Northeast Division W Boston 27 Ottawa 23 Toronto 22 Buffalo 18 Montreal 16 Southeast Division W Florida 21 Winnipeg 20 Washington 21 Tampa Bay 17 Carolina 14 L 9 12 17 16 19 L 11 15 15 19 19 L 13 17 17 20 23 OT 4 4 2 4 6 OT 1 6 5 5 7 OT 8 5 2 4 7 Pts 58 54 48 46 36 Pts 55 52 49 41 39 Pts 50 45 44 38 35 GF 118 139 117 124 96 GF 146 140 135 107 109 GF 109 112 118 113 113 GA 83 122 123 111 126 GA 76 144 131 123 117 GA 116 124 120 141 148

Atlantic Division W Philadelphia 7 New York 5 Boston 4 Toronto 4 New Jersey 2 Southeast Division W Miami 8 Atlanta 7 Orlando 6 Charlotte 2 Washington 1 Central Division W Chicago 9 Indiana 6 Cleveland 4 Milwaukee 3 Detroit 2 L 2 4 4 6 8 L 2 3 3 8 8 L 2 3 5 6 8 Pct .778 .556 .500 .400 .200 Pct .800 .700 .667 .200 .111 Pct .818 .667 .444 .333 .200 GB — 2 2 1/2 3 1/2 5 1/2 GB — 1 1 1/2 6 6 1/2 GB — 2 4 5 6 1/2

@ Chicago vs.Calgary 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL CSN-CAL

@ Bobcats 4 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Detroit 3 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Cavs 4 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ N.J.Nets 4:30 p.m. CSN-BAY

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



vs.Memphis vs.Portland 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. CSN-BAY CSN-BAY

Saturday,Jan.14 New Orleans at San Francisco,1:30 p.m. Denver at New England,5 p.m. Sunday,Jan.15 Houston at Baltimore,10 a.m. N.Y.Giants at Green Bay,1:30 p.m.

GIRLS’BASKETBALL Terra Nova 51,Mills 37 Terra Nova 7 8 17 19 — 51 Mills 7 8 15 7 — 37 TERRA NOVA (fg ftm-fta tp) — Moe 6 10-1 23, Tauala 4 4-4 12, Cook Taylor 4 0-0 8, Mackey 1 0-0 2,Dawson 1 0-0 2,Alapati 2 0-1 4.Totals 18 14-17 51. MILLS — Chang 1 2-4 4,Siu 5 0-1 10,Lastofka 5 03 10, Chin 2 0-0 4, Sui 3 1-2 9. Totals 15 2-10 37. 3-pointers — Moe (TN);Sui 2 (M).Records — Terra Nova 1-0 PAL Bay,9-3 overall; Mills 0-1,7-6. San Mateo 59,Burlingame 52 OT Burlingame 4 18 10 14 6 — 52 San Mateo 12 13 16 5 13 — 59 BURLINGAME (fg ftm-fta tp) — Dougherty 2 0-0 4, Flores 1 2-2 5, Rally 10 8-12 30, Newman 6 1-2 13. Totals 19 12-15 52. SAN MATEO — Chenowith 7 2-2 16,Simon 8 2-10 19,Whipple 1 2-2 4,Hafoka 6 4-8 16,Lee 2 0-0 4.Totals 24 10-22 59.3-pointers — Flores,Rally 2 (B);Simon (SM).Records — San Mateo 1-0 PAL Bay,11-4 overall; Burlingame 0-1,6-9. Capuchino 49,Oceana 33 Oceana 10 8 7 8 — 33 Capuchino 16 13 16 4 — 49 CAPUCHINO (fg ftm-fta tp) — Lewis 3 0-0 7, McDaid 5 1-4 11, Misculin 4 0-0 8, Brazil 6 1-4 16, Santiago 1 1-2 3,Roesch 1 2-2 4.Totals 20 5-12 49. 3-pointers — Brazil 3, Lewis (C). Records — Capuchino 1-0 PAL Lake,5-12 overall. Menlo School 67,Notre Dame-SJ 60 OT Menlo School 19 11 11 14 12 — 67 Notre Dame-SJ 18 15 8 17 5 — 60 MENLO (fg ftm-fta tp) — Lete 7 5-9 20,Edelman 10 10-13 30,Dehnad 1 0-2 2,Price 3 1-2 7,Merten 2 00 4,Dunn 1 2-5 4.Totals 24 18-31 67.NOTRE DAME — Watanabe 5 1-2 15,Imamine 4 2-3 14,Amdrian 5 0-0 15, M. Ajaware 4 1-5 9, Meregillano 1 1-4 4, Caldwell 1 0-0 2, U. Ajaware 2 0-2 4.Totals 22 5-16 60.3-pointers — Lete (MS); Amdrian 5,Watanabe, Imamine 4, Meregillano (ND). Records — Menlo School 1-0 WBAL,10-4 overall. GIRLS’SOCCER Sequoia 4,South City 2 Halftime score — 2-2.Goal scorer (assist) — SSF,A. Gomez (Marmolejo); SSF, A. Gomez (Ramirez); S, Martino (unassisted); S, Huizar (unassisted); S, Boudreau (unassisted);S,Discher (Frey).Records — Sequoia 3-0 PAL Ocean,4-3-1 overall;South City 01,2-4-1. Sacred Heart Prep 4,Mecy-Burlingame 0 Halftime score — 4-0 SHP. Goal scorer (assist) — SHP,own goal; SHP,Jordan (Terpening); SHP,Jager (unassisted);SHP,Wheller (Bourdillion).Records — Sacred Heart Prep 2-0 WBAL,4-2-3 overall; MercyBurlingame 2-6,0-1.

Sunday,Jan.22 TBD

Sunday,Jan.29 At Honolulu NFC vs.AFC

Central Division W St.Louis 25 Chicago 25 Detroit 26 Nashville 23 Columbus 11 Northwest Division W Vancouver 27 Minnesota 22 Colorado 23 Calgary 20 Edmonton 16 Pacific Division W San Jose 23 Los Angeles 21 Dallas 23 Phoenix 20 Anaheim 13 L 12 13 15 15 26 L 14 15 20 19 22 L 11 15 17 17 22 OT 5 5 1 4 5 OT 3 6 1 5 3 OT 5 7 1 6 6 Pts 55 55 53 50 27 Pts 57 50 47 45 35 Pts 51 49 47 46 32 GF 110 139 135 115 101 GF 144 101 115 109 111 GF 116 93 114 109 104 GA 89 125 99 115 142 GA 108 105 124 127 119 GA 94 95 119 111 135

Southwest Division W San Antonio 6 Dallas 5 Memphis 3 Houston 3 New Orleans 3 Northwest Division W Oklahoma City 9 Portland 7 Utah 6 Denver 6 Minnesota 3 Pacific Division W L.A.Lakers 7 L.A.Clippers 4 Phoenix 4 Golden State 3 Sacramento 3 L 4 5 6 6 6 L 2 2 3 4 7 L 4 3 5 6 7 Pct .600 .500 .333 .333 .333 Pct .818 .778 .667 .600 .300 Pct .636 .571 .444 .333 .300 GB — 1 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2 GB — 1 2 2 1/2 5 1/2 GB — 1 2 3 3 1/2

Sunday,Feb.5 At Indianapolis

BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE—Suspended San Francisco minor league C Drew Stiner 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Named Roy Poitevint executive director for international baseball. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Seddon on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Named Vance Wilson manager and Damon Hollins hitting coach of Wilmington (Carolina); Brian Buchanan manager and Julio Bruno hitting coach of Kane County (MWL); Omar Ramirez manager,Justin Gemoll hitting coach and Nathan Dine strength and conditioning coach of Idaho Falls (Pioneer); Tommy Shields manager, Carlos Martinez pitching coach, Jon Williams hitting coach,Adrian Ramon trainer and Richard White

WEDNESDAY BOYS’BASKETBALL South City vs. Aragon at Hillsdale, Half Moon Bay at Menlo-Atherton, Westmoor at Carlmont, Hillsdale at Mills, El Camino at Jefferson, Woodside at Burlingame, Terra Nova at Sequoia, Capuchino at Oceana, 6 p.m. BOYS’SOCCER Menlo School at Priory,3 p.m.;Sacred Heart Cathedral at Serra, 3:15 p.m.; Crystal Springs at Sacred Heart Prep, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS’SOCCER Notre Dame-Belmont at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 3:15 p.m. WRESTLING Valley Christian at Serra, 7 p.m. GIRLS’BASKETBALL Mercy-Burlingame at Harker, 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY GIRLS’SOCCER Menlo School at Priory,Mercy-Burlingame at Notre Dame-SJ,Carlmont at Capuchino,Hillsdale at South City,Half Moon Bay at Jefferson,El Camino at Westmoor, 3 p.m.; Mills at Sequoia, Aragon at Menlo-Atherton, 4 p.m.; Woodside at San Mateo, 4:45 p.m.; Burlingame at Terra Nova, 5:30 p.m.

Two points for a win,one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Tuesday’s Games N.Y.Rangers 2,Phoenix 1,SO Vancouver 5,Tampa Bay 4,SO Minnesota 5,San Jose 4,SO Boston 5,Winnipeg 3 Toronto 2,Buffalo 0 N.Y.Islanders 5,Detroit 1

Tuesday’s Games Houston 82,Charlotte 70 Washington 93,Toronto 78 Philadelphia 112,Sacramento 85 Dallas 100,Detroit 86 Chicago 111,Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 100,Memphis 95 Milwaukee 106,San Antonio 103 Utah 113,Cleveland 105 Portland 105,L.A.Clippers 97 Golden State 111,Miami 106,OT


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Burlingame Tuesday as the Panthers fell to a red-hot Aragon team 3-2. The loss drops Burlingame to 0-3 in the PAL Bay Division — nine points behind the Dons who now have wins against Terra Nova, Woodside and the Panthers heading into an intriguing game against M-A Thursday. “I thought the first half was similar to our game against Woodside,” said Aragon head coach Will Colglazier. “(Against Woodside) we bent but didn’t break. Here, we bent and broke. It took that early goal to wake us up from our stupor.” The Burlingame goal came in the 23rd minute on a lovely cross by Lena Mendelson which was finished exquisitely by Janine Chafee on the volley that beat Ashley Lentz low and to her right. The goal broke a scoreless streak of two games for the Panthers. But that goal lit a fire under Aragon, who closed out the half by scoring three times — twice when the Burlingame defense failed to clear the ball from the danger area only to have it fall to an Aragon player who took advantage of the mistake for a goal. First, Kat Drake scored on a header,then Ally Simms footed one home. The third goal came on a “gorgeous” shot by Rachel Killigrew some 20 yards out. “It was a pretty goal,” Colglazier said. Killigrew was involved in perhaps the turning point of the game. Twenty-five minutes into the second half, a tackle in the box resulted in a red card for the defender and a penalty kick for Burlingame. Lentz stepped up huge for the Dons though, saving the shot and keeping the game at 3-1. The save took on added significance given that Mendelson found the back of the net later in the match to make it 3-2. “We just controlled the tempo, moved the ball very nicely,” said Sequoia head coach Steve Picchi. “We played our best game of the year and we had to if we were going to beat Hillsdale.” The Knights’ Jenna Yee scored 17 points and MaryKathyrn Souther scored 10. “She’s a great player,” Picchi said, “She got her points but we didn’t let anyone else go wild on us.” Sequoia pulled away at the end of the game after heading into the fourth quarter up by only three at 34-31. The Cherokees’ Bulou Matiatoga paced Sequoia with 12 points. She also had 11 rebounds in the win.

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“She worked extremely hard over the summer and it took a couple of games during the preseason to really understand how good of a player she really is.” Simon stands out as a player with her quickness to the ball and speed down the court. Most of her hoops against SHP came on the break with Simon attacking the basket and drawing contact. In fact, it was a such a play against the Gators that led to the game-winning basket — with so many players collapsing on her defensively, Jane Hafoka was free under the basket to put back Simon’s shot for the win. “She’s one of the fastest players I’ve ever coached,” Dinges said. “I’ve never coached such a quick player and she worked hard over the summer to develop that finishing touch, work on her little 15-20 foot shot and it’s really helped her develop into an overall player and not just a ‘10-points’ here kind of player.” According to Dinges, the key to Simon’s success has been her friendship and work with Grace Ujihara, who graduated last spring and left quite a void in the San Mateo offense. But Dinges said Simon learned a lot from watching Ujihara in that leadership role. The two have also taken the time to talk about Simon’s role on the team this year. “It’s really cool to see,” Dinges said. “Alana wants to fill those shoes, she wants to be that leader, she wants to be that player that everyone is gunning for.” In the game against Menlo, Dinges said Simon might have been gunning for the Knights a bit, having played with many of

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The win was the second straight for San Mateo — this after defeating Capuchino 4-0 last Thursday. M-A provided ample pressure throughout the match, but they were unsuccessful in their attempts at goal. Zoe Pacalin, Meryssa Thompson and Kirst provided most of the offense for the Bears. But every wave of offense was met terrificially by some solid San Mateo defending with Hayley Walker, Stephanie Lee and Aislinn Oka leading the charge. Interestingly enough, Coyle didn’t play a part in the defending until late in the game when head coach Daire O’Connor moved her from a forward position back to her more traditional role at center back. “I like the defense because that’s what I play,” Coyle said. “But I also feel comfortable up top because we have club players up there so I feel like we have this chemistry. So, it’s not hard to go either way. I feel comfortable at both.” Coyle should be, especially if Karyn Jacobs continues to make saves like she did on Tuesday. On two occasions late, the San Mateo goalkeeper was the only person standing between an MA forward and a goal and twice Jacobs came up huge. “I am so proud,” Coyle said of her defense. “The thing is, I feel so confident in them. I believe they can do it. I think every single one of them has as much talent as the other, they can rock it and they did.”


San Mateo’s Alana Simon had games of 27 and 28 points in two wins last week.
Menlo’s players during the off-season. The extra determination was at the root of her 28point performance. “I could see in her eyes that we were going to win,” Dinges said. “She was the last person to say, ‘We got this guys.’ Right now, she’s kind of feeling out her place as a leading scorer because this is the first time she’s been in this position.” The VIkings did not come out and simply roll over for the Tigers. Mills contested every pass, every shot and every rebound, and for most of the game, out-executed the Tigers offensively. “They have heart. They never give up,” Moe said of Mills. “They came in hard and kept fighting.” Terra Nova, on the other hand, came out lackadaisical in the first half and did not play with a lot of fire or energy. Neither team shot particularly well in the opening 16 minutes as they combined to shoot just 11 for 44. “We’ve been off for a week, week-and-ahalf,” Summerville said. “[We] didn’t look motivated enough. We were settling for outside

Aragon 3, Burlingame 2
The early season woes continued for jumpers (in the first half). With our height, we should be going to the post and driving.” In addition to Moe’s 23, Jayzyl Tauala chipped in with 12 points. Ivonne Cook Taylor managed just eight points, but pulled down 17 rebounds. Mills was led by Priscilla Siu and Kristen Lastofka, who each scored 10. Sui added nine. “I’d like to have the win,” Matsu said. “At least we didn’t roll over and die, or play soft.”

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could handle in PAL tournament finals last year. If any PAL team was going to knock off Terra Nova, the Vikings would be the odds-on favorites to do it. “I’m happy (with our performance),” said Mills coach Dave Matsu. “[Terra Nova is] ranked in the state. For three quarters, we were winning. We competed. I thought we did a very good job tonight.”

Sequoia 48, Hillsdale 37
In one of the marquee matchups to begin the PAL girls’ basketball season, Sequoia defeated Hillsdale 48-37 in Lake Division action.


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Warm comfort of mac and cheese
By Alison Ladman

In this grown up version of macaroni and cheese we take a trip to Italy. Sort of. Inspired by the Italian sub popular in the Northeast, we sauteed up salami, garlic peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and onion. Our cheese sauce is creamy and sharp with a mixture of fontina and picante provolone. If you can’t find picante provolone, just use the sharpest provolone you can find. And while we used orecchiette pasta, any shape will do. If you prefer your macaroni and cheese baked, spoon the finished recipe into a casserole dish and top with Parmesan cheese before placing under the broiler for a minute or two. Garlic peppers are a sort of pickled red pepper. If you can’t find them, substitute roasted red peppers and add a minced clove of garlic and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar.

Start to finish: 40 minutes Servings: 8 1 pound orecchiette pasta 5 ounces dry salami, diced (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup chopped oil packed sun-dried tomatoes 1/2 cup garlic peppers, diced

1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups milk 1 cup shredded fontina cheese 1 cup shredded picante provolone cheese 1/2 cup shredded fresh basil Salt and black pepper, to taste Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium-high, saute the salami until crisped and browned, about 5 minutes. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic peppers and onion. Continue to cook until the onion is very tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the flour and stir to coat well. While stirring continuously, pour in the milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, continuing to stir. Cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the fontina and provolone, one at a time, to ensure even melting. Stir in the basil and the cooked pasta. Season with salt and black pepper. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 480 calories; 170 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 19 g fat (10 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 55 mg cholesterol; 53 g carbohydrate; 23 g protein; 3 g fiber; 820 mg sodium.

If you prefer your macaroni and cheese baked,spoon the finished recipe into a casserole dish and top with Parmesan cheese before placing under the broiler for a minute or two.


Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012



Green chile lovers fired up over genetic research
By Susan Montoya Bryan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mention New Mexican cuisine and mouths start watering. Giant breakfast burritos, plates of enchiladas, tacos and even cheeseburgers — all laced with green chile or drenched in red. New Mexico’s chile peppers have woven their way into the state’s cultural identity, and their distinct flavor has been adopted by palates as far away as Korea. But some are worried about the future of New Mexico’s signature crop. Labor costs, relentless plant diseases and competition from cheap imports have combined to put the chile industry in a steep decline. Scientists at New Mexico State University are helping through a series of efforts aimed at unlocking the genetic mysteries of red and green chile, but that has some pepper purists fired up. The thought of genetically engineering chile has galvanized a group of seed conservationists and others who are sympathetic to the national protests targeting corporate greed and economic inequality. Unlike the Occupy Wall Street movement, however, Occupy Green/Red Chile is on a simple, focused mission — to protect New Mexico’s chile seeds. “Students, teachers, farmers, consumers, mothers and fathers, everyone cares about this because in New Mexico chile isn’t just a food, it’s your culture,” said Jessica Farrell, a University of New Mexico student who is participating in the movement. The group is concerned that if scientists develop a genetically engineered pepper to boost the industry, small growers could face patent lawsuits if their crops become crosscontaminated by the new seeds. They’re also worried about a lack of labeling of genetically modified foods and the potential for New

Mexico’s traditional varieties to be forever altered. “To secure the long-term protection of the farmers and the protection of consumers in terms of culture, there is no room for a genetically engineered seed,” Farrell said. This is where some farmers, chile processors and researchers disagree. Over the last 20 years, New Mexico has seen a 75 percent decline in the number of acres of chile grown. Production per acre has increased by more than 2 t o n s

over the last five years due to breeding and improved growing practices, but the industry is a long way from returning to the glory days when tens of thousands of acres were grown. Jaye Hawkins, executive director of the New Mexico Chile Association, said the state will be in danger of losing its chile not because of genetic engineering but rather because farmers will simply not be able to grow the crop due to the mounting labor Rossi said. About 20 faculty members have already been relocated to other office space on campus, he said. Earthquake safety warnings are now posted on the entrances of the mansion. “The mansion has demonstrated an ability to withstand a major earthquake. It is probably an excess of caution on our part. We are erring on the side of caution,” Rossi said of the retrofit. The university, with 1,900 students, has money in reserve to help pay for the retrofit but it will also seek state, federal and foundation funding to restore the mansion, which served as a home, school for girls and sanitarium before it became the College of Notre Dame in 1922.

challenges and foreign competition. “We’re chipping away at the problems, and this is just one alternative,” she said of the genetic research. Building the perfect pepper plant — one capable of withstanding root-rotting and leafwilting diseases, one with more flavor compounds, one that is taller with easily harvested fruit — has been the focus of researchers at New Mexico State University for decades. Most of the work has been done using traditional plant breeding techniques, but some of the problems have been unsolvable through classic methods, said Paul Bosland, head of the university’s Chile Pepper Institute. While critics argue that genetically modified foods are unnatural, experts say the world would not have the varieties of chile, wheat, potatoes, corn, rice and other vegetables that it has today if it weren’t for the genetic modification that comes naturally from breeding plants with one another. “It’s been 10,000 years for some crops. They don’t even remotely resemble their wild species anymore,” said Pam Ronald, a plant pathologist from the University of California, Davis, who is known for her work with rice. Ronald and others say the difference with genetic engineering is it’s modern and more precise, and genes from unrelated species can be added to a plant’s genome. “It’s a fine line philosophically what people will accept, and there are reasons of course for not wanting a particular type of crop,” she said. “But if you think about the great issues of our time — sustainability, can we grow more The 80-room mansion is 55,000 square feet on four floors and is the symbolic center of campus life at NDNU, Rossi said. “Even though no classes are held here, it is the central icon of campus. The students are fond of it,” he said. The university would have closed the mansion sooner but a few weddings are scheduled between now and the end of March for the mansion. “We will lose revenue from these events. That’s why we want the mansion to get back online as fast as possible,” Rossi said. The college was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1851 in San Jose before it relocated to Belmont. When it first became a college, Ralston Hall

food using less land and less water as resources diminish, can we reduce insecticides — if genetic engineering can enhance the sustainability, then why not use it?” The situation with chile in New Mexico is not unlike what happened to Hawaii’s papaya in the 1990s. There, it took a publicly funded research effort to develop a papaya that was resistant to a disease that was wiping out orchard after orchard. The effort was a success, and today Hawaii continues to provide most of California’s papayas. In Arizona, genetically engineered cotton has resulted in less insecticide use, and corn growers in the Midwest have realized billions of dollars in economic benefits from engineered corn seed, Ronald said. Steve Hanson, a scientist at NMSU, said the goal of the work being done in New Mexico is to increase the sustainability of chile and make the growing process more efficient. “It’s one of these things that seems mysterious and supernatural, but the entire process is modeled after a natural event and it’s not really even specific to plants,” he said, explaining that viruses can infect the human body and insert their own DNA into human cells. Genetic engineering in plants is based on that same horizontal exchange of genes. So does the journey of a chile pepper from seed to salsa really matter to those who have become addicted to the flavor? Occupy Green/Red Chile organizers think so. They have been gathering petition signatures and spreading their message on social media sites. On Saturday, they planned to brave the winter weather for marches in Albuquerque, Taos, Santa Fe and Socorro. “It’s about giving us a choice about what we put in our bodies. It’s about getting New Mexicans out into the streets,” said Cynthia McDermand, one of the organizers. “We take pride in our chile.” “was the college,” Rossi said. Now, 22 buildings surround the mansion which make up the university campus. The mansion’s palatial interior, with a mirrored ballroom, opera box and 23 crystal chandeliers, should stay intact, Rossi said. The mansion was built by William Chapman Ralston, who purchased the property it sits on in 1864. He called his estate “Belmont,” a name that was adopted later by the adjacent village.

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the university has no idea how long it will take to retrofit it and no idea how much it will cost. The building will close at the end of March and most school employees will vacate the mansion by the end of February, said NDNU spokesman Richard Rossi, who will be relocated to a facility the university is leasing on Twin Dolphins Drive in Redwood Shores. About 65 university employees currently work in the mansion, which houses the admissions office, and they will all be relocated,

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said Amy Vaughan, the tourism office’s director. Indiana residents and visitors can vote online at for their favorites among the sandwiches. The field will be narrowed each week as sandwiches go head-to-head based on public input. The winning sandwich will be announced in early February before the big game on Feb. 5. The sandwich guide identifies each sandwich, restaurant, price point and distance from Lucas Oil Stadium, the Super Bowl venue. Different symbols indicate whether a restaurant is 21 and over, has a kids menu, uses local ingredients or has been featured on national television. Five of the sandwiches have found fame on shows like “Diners, DriveIns and Dives,” “Man vs. Food” or “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” The 46 candidates include Indiana favorites such as the Reuben at Shapiro’s Delicatessen in Indianapolis, the Bratwurst at the Schnitzelbank in Jasper and the Tom Crean & Crimson Burger at Opie Taylor’s in Bloomington. There’s also a who’s who of tenderloins — a Hoosier classic — including the Schweinefilet sandwich served up at the Gerst Bavarian Haus in Evansville. Gerst Haus manager Cindy Reitz said the honored dish is “pretty much just a pork tenderloin sandwich,” but quickly noted it’s also her personal favorite. Though diners can choose a grilled version of the Schweinefilet, it’s meant to be fried, Reitz said. “This is the west side of Evansville,” she said. “You’ve got to get it fried.” The list also includes a hamburger named after a 1930s Purdue University football player — the Duane Purvis. It’s a quarter-pound ground sirloin cheeseburger served on a toasted sesame seed bun with a thick dollop of peanut butter.

Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012


Indiana trumpets 46 ‘Super’sandwiches for contest

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s tourism agency is spotlighting 46 regionally popular sandwiches — including several that feature tenderloin, a Hoosier favorite, and a cheeseburger slathered in peanut butter — for a competition tied to the Super Bowl that aims to find the state’s tastiest sandwich. The Super 46 Sandwiches competition aims to highlight dining options across Indiana that could appeal to Super Bowl fans looking for local specialties. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development produced a limited-edition guide of the 46 sandwiches in partnership with Indianapolis’s Super Bowl host committee and Indianapolis Monthly magazine. “This is a unique opportunity to showcase some of the many local businesses that serve up great food and trademark Hoosier hospitality,”

Amongst the 46 candidates is the Reuben at Shapiro’s Delicatessen in Indianapolis.

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rassed President George H.W. Bush in 1992, when he won but was held to 53 percent of the vote against Pat Buchanan, running as an insurgent in difficult economic times. Buchanan, who never held public office, won the primary four years later over Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, who was the nominee in the fall. In 2000, national front-runner George W. Bush rolled into the state after a convincing first-place finish in Iowa but wound up a distant second behind McCain. Bush later won the GOP nomination and then the presidency. Twelve Republican National Convention delegates were at stake on Tuesday, out of 1,144 needed to win the nomination. Obama was unopposed in the Democratic primary. In his first presidential run in 2008, Romney finished second in the state to McCain. This time, he campaigned with the Arizona senator’s endorsement, as well as backing from Sen. Kelly Ayotte and numerous other members of the state’s Republican establishment. Romney committed a pair of unforced errors in the campaign’s final 48 hours, and the other contenders sought to capitalize. On Sunday, after a pair of weekend debates only 12 hours apart, the millionaire former businessman said he understood the fear of being laid off. “There were a couple of times when I was worried I was going to get pinkslipped,” he said, although neither he nor his aides offered specifics. And on Monday, in an appearance before the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Romney was discussing health insurance coverage when he said, “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn’t give me the good service I need, I’m going to go get somebody else to provide that service to me.” Huntsman, a former Utah governor, saw an opening. “Gov. Romney enjoys firing people. I enjoy creating jobs,” he said. And Gingrich said Bain Capital, the venture capital firm Romney once headed, “apparently looted the companies, left people totally unemployed and walked off with millions of dollars.” Romney has made his business experience a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, saying that Bain on balance created 100,000 jobs, and as a result, he understands how to help boost employment. He sought to shrug off the attacks, saying he had expected them from Obama in the fall, but Gingrich and others had decided to go first. “Things can always be taken out of context,” he said. Strechay said in a statement Monday. “The company anticipates that this matter can be resolved to EPA’s full satisfaction.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also has raised concerns about the facility in recent weeks In a letter sent to the company’s president last month, federal wildlife managers questioned whether Sims’ automobile shredder residue was drifting into nearby wetlands and could be harming local endangered species, such as the salt marsh harvest mouse. “That fluff material does have heavy metals in it, and those can get into food chains and cause reproductive problems,” said Mendel Stewart, who manages the agency’s San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex. “All we want is for somebody to tell us that whatever is out there isn’t causing a problem for wildlife, and that they’re going to stop doing it.” Strechay said the company, which is headquartered in Australia, was working with the agency to address any issues or concerns.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 Payment deadline for Newcomers Club of San Mateo County Luncheon on Jan. 17. Bella Mangiata, 233 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo. $25. For more information call 349-1761. New Year New Work. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City. Continues through Feb. 12. Reception on Jan. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gallery open Wednesday through Sunday. For more information call 701-1018. Canadian Women’s Club speaker. 11 a.m. Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave., South San Francisco. A new member will speak about her work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and her role as a television news reporter in San Diego. Social hour at 11 a.m., lunch at noon. Reservation required. $30. For more information call (415) 824-9745. Job Seekers at Your Library. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Job search, resume writing and online job applications. Volunteers with experience in human resources, coaching and teaching available for to help search for job. Free. For more information call 5227802. Wednesday Movies. 12:15 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. The Twin Pines Cafe Chef will also prepare a catered lunch at 11:30 a.m. Reservations for lunch are required two business days in advance. Free admission. $8.50 for lunch. $4 suggested donation for those 60 years and older. For more information call 595-7444. Concerned About Health Care Reform? 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Dr. Mike Fischetti, retired oncologist with Kaiser Permanente, on what is currently viewed as an impediment to good health care practice. Additional speakers include Lynn Huldekoper and Carol Dairymple, both members of HCA, and Sally Lieber, former member of the Assembly. Free. For more information call 365-4080. Millbrae Library Program Workshop on Healthy Creative Living. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Presented by Carolyn Grassi: teacher, author and life coach. Free. For more information call 697-7607. Peninsula Rose Society Rose Pruning Demonstration. 7:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. Learn the correct techniques to use when pruning roses to get the job done in the most efficient and effective way. Free. For more information call 363-2062. THURSDAY, JAN. 12 Tai Chi Chuan preview. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Adults 50 and over are welcome to this form of exercise. Free. For more information call 5957444. Law for landlords. Noon. San Mateo County Law Library, 710 Hamilton St., Redwood City. Attorney Richard F. Kelly will give a lecture on the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords. Free. For more information call 363-4913 or visit Safe to be Alone: Preventing Falls and Injury. 1 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Safe to be alone and preventing falls and injury lecture by Janeen R. Pratt. Presented by MA pathways home health hospice and private duty, a community based not for profit organization. Free. For more information call 6977607. 2012 Millbrae National Geography Bee Finals. 3:15 p.m. Taylor Middle School, The Auditorium, 850 Taylor Blvd., Millbrae. Free. The winner will have an opportunity to compete at the regional finals in Sacramento. For more information visit Movies for School Age Children: ‘Cars.’ 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Movie is rate G and lasts 96 minutes. Free popcorn from Whole Foods available before the movie. Free. For more information call 5227838. Kevin Danaher: ‘How the Green Economy can Save Humanity from Itself.’ 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo. Peace Action of San Mateo County will present a talk by Dr. Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange, the San Francisco-based environmental and human rights organization. $5 to $10. For more information call 3428244. David Correa & CASCADA flamenco guitars. 8 p.m. Flight Lounge, 971 Laurel St., San Carlos. Come see this Latin Guitar World Fusion band from the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information contact the Flight Lounge and FRIDAY, JAN. 13 Mah Jong for beginners. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. No experience needed. Drop-in play is encouraged. Free. For more information call 595-7444. Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tresidder Memorial Union, Stanford University, 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. An original theatrical production ‘Passages of Martin Luther King’ will be performed. Free. For more information call 723-2092. Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter In Concert. 6 p.m. Angelica’s Bell Theatre and Bistro, 863 Main St., Redwood City. Dinner at 6 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. For more information and tickets visit Bluestate Band. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. Great show to kick off the new year. For more information visit Will Durst, Friday 13 Political Comedy. 8:30 p.m. Angelica’s Bell Theater, 863 Main St., Redwood City. For more information call 3653226. SATURDAY, JAN. 14 Sacred Harp Singing Convention. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Casa de Flores, 737 Walnut St., San Carlos. An opportunity to participate in an authentic sacred harp singing. Join people from across the country in singing early American hymns in the centuries-old shape note style. Experience for yourself the raw power and moving poetry of the Sacred Harp. Open to all, no experience necessary. Free. For more information visit Rose Pruning Clinic. 9 a.m. to noon. Washington Park, 800 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. This clinic is taught by master gardener Bobbie Benson who will demonstrate the proper way to prune rose bushes and explain the reasons for specific pruning procedures. Bring clean, sharp hand pruners and loppers for hands-on learning. Protect your hands and arms with sturdy gloves and sleeves. The clinic will be canceled in the event of rain. Free. For more information visit Zoom In Video Production Workshop. 10 a.m. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. A 16-hour hands-on workshop in field production taught over two consecutive weekends. Participants will create a short video, edit it with Final Cut Pro, burn a DVD and upload the video to YouTube. For more information email Learn how to prune roses. 10:30 a.m. San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo. This is a free demonstration with handouts and refreshments. Bring gloves and clippers. Free. For more information call 342-4956. 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reserve time for television advertising there. Even so, the order of finish — Ron Paul second, followed by Jon Huntsman, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum trailing — scrambled the field and prolonged the increasingly desperate competition to emerge as the true conservative rival to Romney. With his victory, Romney became the first Republican to sweep the first two contests in competitive races since 1976. Based on partial returns, The Associated Press estimated that turnout would exceed the 2008 record by about 4 percent. Romney fashioned his victory despite a sustained assault by rivals eager to undermine his claim as the contender best situated to beat Obama and help reduce the nation’s painfully high unemployment. Gingrich led the way, suggesting at one point that Romney, a venture capitalist, was a corporate raider. The front-runner’s defenders said the rhetoric was more suitable to a Democratic opponent than a conservative Republican. Returns from 69 percent of New Hampshire precincts showed Romney with 38 percent of the vote, followed by Texas Rep Paul with 24 percent, former Utah Gov. Huntsman with 17 percent and former House Speaker Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Santorum with 10 percent each. In interviews as they left their polling places, New Hampshire voters said the economy was the issue that mattered most to them, and a candidate’s ability to defeat Obama outranked other qualities. Romney had won in Iowa by a scant eight votes over Santorum, and gained barely a quarter of the vote there. On Tuesday, he battled not only his rivals but also high expectations as the ballots were counted, particularly since his pursuers had virtually conceded New Hampshire, next-door to the state Romney governed for four years. Seeking to undercut Romney’s victory, Gingrich and others suggested in advance that anything below 40 percent or so would indicate weakness by the nomination front-runner. They didn’t mention that Sen. John McCain’s winning percentage in the 2008 primary was 37 percent. Romney’s win was worth seven delegates to the Republican National Convention next summer. Paul earned three delegates and Huntsman two. “Tonight we celebrate,” Romney told his supporters. “Tomorrow we go back to work.” Unlike Iowa and New Hampshire, where unemployment is well below the

national average, joblessness is far higher in South Carolina. That creates a different political environment for the race. The state also has a reputation for primaries turning nasty, and it appeared that all of Romney’s pursuers read the new Hampshire returns as reason enough to remain in the race. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who skipped New Hampshire to get a head start in South Carolina, said Tuesday’s results showed “the race for a conservative alternative to Mitt Romney remains wide open.” “We’re nibbling at his heels,” Paul said of Romney. Huntsman had staked his candidacy on a strong showing in New Hampshire, and he announced after the polls closed that he had passed his own test. “Where we stand is a solid position and we go south from here,” he said. Despite struggling to gain 10 percent in New Hampshire, Gingrich and Santorum also said they were in. About one-third of Republican voters interviewed as they left their polling places said the most important factor in choosing a candidate was finding someone who could defeat Obama in the fall. Romney won their support overwhelmingly. He ran about even with Huntsman among the one-quarter of the voters who cited experience as the most important factor in selecting a candidate to support. Paul ran first among voters who cited moral character or true conservatism. As was the case last week in Iowa, the economy was the issue that mattered most to voters, 61 percent of those surveyed. Another 24 percent cited record federal deficits. Romney carried the first group and split the second with Paul. The survey results came from interviews conducted for The Associated Press and the television networks with 2,670 voters across the state. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. New Hampshire has a rich history of humbling favorites, front-runners and even an occasional incumbent. The state’s Republican voters embarThe EPA has given the metal shredder until Monday to submit a plan outlining how they will change their operations to prevent further discharges, and Blumenfeld said the company could face penalties in the future. EPA investigators first started probing the facility last March, when they determined pollutants scattered on the ground were being swept into Redwood creek, and into the Bay. In August 2011, EPA investigators took samples of debris and soils in the areas where the facility loads up ships with shredded material, and tests revealed high levels of PCBs, mercury and lead. Inspectors also found shredding residue, scrap metal and other industrial debris in areas where they could come into contact with Bay waters. Sims spokesman Daniel Strechay said the facility was working with EPA to modify its pollution prevention plans, and to keep storm water from coming into contact with recycled metal that is loaded onto ships. “Sims is committed to protection and promotion of a healthy environment,”

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Bay. The agency made the announcement after issuing an enforcement order that lists six ways the company violated the Clean Water Act, including discharging the contaminants into waters where ships typically pick up shredded cars and other recycled metals to haul across the ocean. “All of the things we found are toxic, and they should not be going into the Bay,” said Jared Blumenfeld, the EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Once we find something illegal of this nature, we need to make sure the facility takes immediate steps to eliminate those discharges into the San Francisco Bay.” A spokesman for Sims Metal Management, which claims to be the world’s largest metal and electronics recycler, said the company was cooperating fully with authorities.



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January 10, 2012 You are invited to submit a bid for the Rehab of the Dolores Lia Apartments project located in Millbrae, CA. All work is to be in accordance with this Invitation to Bid and all of the attachments as follows: Drawings and specifications by Douglas L. Gibson, Architect, and relevant engineers and Pacific West Builders, Inc. dba Idaho Pacific West Builders, Inc.’s insurance requirements. All minority owned, women owned and section three businesses are encouraged to bid on this job. There will be no discrimination on this project due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disabilities. All bidders submitting proposals on this work shall first examine the site and all conditions thereon. All questions concerning the bid or the drawings are to be submitted to Pacific West Builders, Inc. dba Idaho Pacific West Builders, Inc., per written request for information (“RFI”). Drawings are available and can be reviewed at the following locations: A & E ReproSystems Tulare Kings County Builder’s Exchange Caras Blueprint Express Sacramento Builders Exchange (916)635-1999 (559)732-4568 (559)636-2459 (916)442-8991

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Note that this construction project will be covered by a “wrap” insurance policy. A Contractor Controlled Insurance Program (hereinafter “CCIP”) is a centralized insurance program where the General Contractor purchases insurance on behalf of all the construction participants, regardless of tier, for all the labor performed on-site at the project. This contrasts with the typical approach whereby each party is responsible for purchasing its own insurance. Enrollment in the CCIP program will be mandatory for all eligible subcontractors providing labor at this jobsite. We have provided a Field Procedures and Insurance Manual on our website at [] explaining the details of this program. Submit your bid as a gross bid with your own insurance coverage included. If selected, you will be asked to complete an Insurance Deduct Worksheet in order to calculate a CCIP credit. The CCIP credit will be a deduct to the total contract cost for the CCIP provided coverage. The Insurance Deduct Worksheet will assist in calculating the total cost of your Workers’ Compensation, Commercial General Liability and Excess/Umbrella coverage incorporated into your bid pricing. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the plans, bid procedures or insurance requirements for bidding this Project. Pacific West Builders, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Submit the bid proposal marked: Dolores Lia Apts., Millbrae, CA and email, mail, deliver or fax to the following address: Pacific West Builders, Inc. dba Idaho Pacific West Builders, Inc. 430 East State Street #100 Eagle, ID 83616 Phone (208) 461-0022 ext. 3022 Bid Due: January 27, 2012 at 4pm P.S.T. Fax (208) 461-0033 Email: CA License 840164 Sincerely, Ken Thiel Construction Manager

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CITATION TO PARENT CASE NUMBER: A 15820 In the Matter of the Petition of STUART SAIJIRO MINETA to Declare FREDERICK JEREMIAH WHITE, a Minor, to be free from the Custody and Control of FREDERICK L. WHITE/ THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA To FREDERICK L. WHITE: By order of this court you are hereby advised that you may appear before the judge presiding in department 17 of this court on January 24, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., then and there to show cause, if any youhave, why Frederick Jeremiah White should not be declared free from your custody and control for the purpose of freeing Frederick Jeremiah White for placement for adoption. The following information concerns rights and procedure that relate to this proceeding for the terminaton of custody and control of Frederick Jeremiah White as set forth in Family code Section 7860 et seq: 1. At the beginning of the proceeding the court will consider whether or not the interests of Frederick Jeremiah White require the appointment of counsel. If the court finds that the interests of Frederick Jeremiah White do require such protection, the court will appoint counsel to represent him, whether or not he is able to afford counsel. Frederick Jeremiah White will not be present in court unless he so requests or the court so orders. 2. If a parent of Frederick Jeremiah White appears without counsel and is unable to afford counsel, the court must appoint counsel for the parent, unless the parent knowingly and intelligently waives the right to be represented by counsel. The court will not appoint the same counsel to represent both Frederick Jeremiah White and his parent. The name and address of the court is: San Mateo County Superior Court 400 County Center Road Redwood City, CA 94063 The name, address, and telephone number of the attorney for Stuart Saijiro Mineta is: Kay Carolyn Mears, #120894 Mears Law Offices P O Box 1327 Redwood City, CA 94063 (650)363-8575 Date: December 12, 2011 John C. Fitton, Clerk, by Jeffrey R.Rolstan Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal December 21, 28, 2011, January 4, 11, 2012.

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CASE# CIV 510698 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, 400 COUNTY CENTER RD, REDWOOD CITY CA 94063 PETITION OF NEHA BIPINKUMAR PATEL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Neha Bipinkumar Patel filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Neha Bipinkumar Patel Proposed name: Neha Patel Doshi THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A HEARING on the petition shall be held on February 22, 2012 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: Daily Journal Filed: 01/05/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 01/04/2012 (Published 01/11/12, 01/18/12, 01/25/12, 02/01/12)





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CALTRAIN PUBLIC HEARING & MEETINGS NOTICE Proposed Changes to Codified Tariff Public Hearing The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board will hold a public hearing and take public comment on proposed adjustments to its Codified Tariff effective July 1, 2012. Proposals to be considered include: A. Additional Regional Clipper® Implementation Measures - Increasing the cost of paper One-way and Zone Upgrade tickets by up to 25 cents per zone and Day passes by up to 50 cents per zone. Note: The cost of a One-way ride will remain the same for those using a Clipper card. Monthly Pass prices will remain the same. - Elimination of the 8-ride Ticket. B. Go Pass - Increasing the cost of the Go Pass by $10 to $165, and setting the minimum level at $13,750. C. Sales Period - Lengthening the sales period for monthly transportation passes and parking permits from the 9th of the month to the 15th of the month. The public hearing will be held: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at 10 a.m. Caltrain Administrative Office 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos Prior to the hearing, comments may be sent by mail, e-mail or phone to: Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, JPB Secretary P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306 1.800.660.4287 Public Meetings Caltrain will hold four public meetings to present the proposal and receive comments. The meetings will take place in: Gilroy – Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St. San Francisco – Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. San Francisco Tennis Club, 645 Fifth St. Mountain View – Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. City Council Chambers, 500 Castro St. San Carlos – Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Caltrain Administrative Office, 1250 San Carlos Ave. The proposed fare chart will be available by Jan. 16 at or by calling 1.800.660.4287 (TTY only 650.508.6448). Para servicio de traducción en Español, llame a Caltrain al 650.508.6242 por lo menos tres días antes de las audiencias. 1/11, 1/17/12 CNS-2237886# SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248222 The following person is doing business as: 1)Elevated Ink, 2)Elevated, 509 Poplar Avenue, So. San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jose Luis Velazco, Jr., same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Jose Velazco / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/30/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/04/12, 01/11/12, 01/18/12, 01/25/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248136 The following person is doing business as: Redwood City Boot Camp, 248 A Harbor Blvd., Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Brien Shamp, 2210 Hastings Blvd., #309, Belmont, CA 94002. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012. /s/ Brien Shamp / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/22/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/11/12, 01/18/12, 01/25/12, 02/01/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248093 The following persons are doing business as: Cosmo Services, 152 Northampton Lane, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owners: Alvin Law & Annie Law, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 12/15/11. /s/ Alvin Law / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/19/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/21/11, 12/28/11, 01/04/12, 01/11/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248135 The following person is doing business as: South San Francisco Boot Camp, 248 A Harbor Blvd., Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Brien Shamp, 2210 Hastings Blvd., #309, Belmont, CA 94002. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012. /s/ Brien Shamp / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/22/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/11/12, 01/18/12, 01/25/12, 02/01/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248119 The following person is doing business as: Marcom Choices Staffing, 625 Manzanita Way, Woodside, CA 94062 is hereby registered by the following owner: Elizabeth A. Caselton, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Elizabeth A. Caselton / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/21/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/04/12, 01/11/12, 01/18/12, 01/25/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248246 The following person is doing business as: FS Construction, 2712 Flores St. #203, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Frank Siemieniak, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Frank Siemieniak / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/03/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/04/12, 01/11/12, 01/18/12, 01/25/12).

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INVITATION TO BIDDERS TO PREQUALIFY TO BID ON BURLINGAME SCHOOL DISTRICT PROJECTS 1. Notice is hereby given that the governing board of the Burlingame School District has determined that all bidders for the following District projects (“Project(s)”) must be prequalified prior to submitting a bid on any of those Projects: - Modernization Projects at Various Sites - New Construction Projects at Various Sites 2. Any contractor interested in bidding on any of these Projects must submit fully completed and District prequalification forms and questionnaires (“Prequalification Package”) to the District. Sealed Prequalification packages will be received until 10:00 a.m. on February 1, 2012, at the District Office, 1825 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010. All Prequalification Packages shall be on the forms provided by the District. Prequalification Packages will be available for pick-up at the following locations after January 4, 2012: A. District Office, 1825 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 or B. The office of the District’s Program Manager, Dreiling Terrones Architecture, 1103 Juanita Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010. 4. To prequalify for the Project, a contractor is required, in addition to other criteria, to possess a valid Class B State of California Contractor license. The contractor’s license(s) must remain active and in good standing throughout the term of the Project. If a contactor prequalifies to bid on any project and is ultimately awarded a contract for that project, the following provisions apply: A. The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a 100 % Performance Bond and a 100% Payment Bond if it is awarded the contract for that project. B. The successful Bidder may substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Contract, in accordance with the provisions of section 22300 of the Public Contract Code. C. The Contractor and all Subcontractors under the Contractor shall pay all laborers, workers, and mechanics on all work included in this Contract not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, State of California, for the locality in which the work is to be performed within the boundaries of the District, pursuant to sections 1770 et seq. of the California Labor Code. Prevailing wage rates are available from the District or on the Internet at: <>. 6. The Prequalification Packages (questionnaire answers and financial statements) submitted by contractors are not public records and are not open to public inspection. All information provided will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law. However, the contents may be disclosed to third parties for the purpose of verification, or investigation of substantial allegations, or in the appeal process, however State law requires that the names of contractors applying for prequalification status shall be public records subject to disclosure. A contractor may be denied prequalification status for either omission of requested information or falsification of information.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247970 The following persons are doing business as: The Fulcrum Group, 120 Ellendale, Moss Beach, CA 94038 is hereby registered by the following owners: Paul Hoffman & Janet Chow, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Paul Hoffman / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/09/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/04/12, 01/11/12, 01/18/12, 01/25/12).


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Meeting of the City of Half Moon Bay City Council NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Half Moon Bay will hold a public hearing at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at its regular meeting place in the Ted Adcock Senior/Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue, to consider the following: City File #: PDP-009-10 Location:2700 Block of North Cabrillo Highway APN: 048-133-010 Applicant: Mark Stoloski for Gonzalez & Stoloski, Inc. Description: Resolution to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program, and Approve a Coastal Development Permit, Planned Unit Development Plan, Use Permit and Tentative Parcel Map to Create Four Residential Parcels on 2.1 acres located in the 2700 block of North Cabrillo Highway For More Information: More information is on file at City Hall, 501 Main Street, and may be examined during regular business hours. All documents may be accessed on the City’s website at 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Comments, either written or oral, must be received before the decision date. Please send comments to: City of Half Moon Bay Planning Department, 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Right of Appeal: Any aggrieved person may appeal the decision of the City Council. This project is located within the Coastal Appeal Zone and is subject to appeal to the California Coastal Commission within ten (10) working days of the date of this decision. San Mateo Daily Journal Publication Date: 1/11/12



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que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue ena copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en la biblio teca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abodado, puede llamar a de servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpia con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services Web site (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): San Mateo County Superior Court 400 County Center Road Redwood City, CA 94063 The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado

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del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Chris Monet P O Box 67365 Scotts Valley, CA 95067 (831)335-8283 Date: (Fecha) December 15, 2011 John C. Fitton, Clerk, by (Secretano, per) T. Judd Deputy (Adjunto) Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal December 21, 28, 2011, January 4, 11, 2012.

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 SOLD ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 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

302 Antiques
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

304 Furniture
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 MATCHED PAIR, brass/carved wood lamps with matching shades, perfect, only $12.50 each, 650-595-3933 MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size $15., (650)368-3037 MIRROR, NICE, large, 30”x54”, $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

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER: CIV501185 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso Al Demandado): Andrew Gardner, Susan Marikit Gardner, and/or Belle Properties You are being sued by plaintiff: (Lo esta demandando el demandante): Chris Monet NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 calendar days after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at the court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demando. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de

303 Electronics
18 INCH TV Monitor with built-in DVD with remote, $21. Call (650)308-6381 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 PS2 GAME console $75.00 (650)591-4710 SONY TV fair condition $30 SOLD 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 ZENITH TV 12" $50 650 755-9833 (Daly City). (650)755-9833

210 Lost & Found
FOUND 11/19, at Bridgepointe Shopping Center, Bed Bath and Beyond bag containing something. (650)349-6059 FOUND JAN 3: digital camera in parking lot near Pillar Point Harbor. If yours, contact me with description. (415)412-1858 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 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.

WHIRLPOOL WASHING MACHINE used but works perfectly, many settings, full size top load, $90., (650)888-0039


297 Bicycles
26” MOUNTAIN BIKE, fully suspended, multi gears, foldable. Like new, never ridden. $200. (650)839-1957

MODULAR DESK/BOOKCASE/STORAGE unit - Cherry veneer, white laminate, $75., (650)888-0039 OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with pen holder and paper holder. Brand new, in the box. $10 (650)867-2720 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 w/drawer and liftup mirror like new $95 (650)349-2195

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 85 USED Postage Stamps All different from 1920's - 1990's. Includes air mail stamps and famous Americans stamps. $4 (650)787-8600 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

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

294 Baby Stuff
REDMON WICKER baby bassinet $25 OBO Crib Mattress $10 650 678-4398

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BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags attached, good condition. $10 each or 12 for $100. (650) 588-1189 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - (6) wooden, from Shaw’s Ice Cream shop, early 1980’s, 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 JOE MONTANA signed authentic retirement book, $39., (650)692-3260 OLYMPUS DIGITAL camera - C-4000, doesn’t 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 PLAYBOY COLLECTION 1960-2008 over 550 issues good condition, $100., (650)619-2963 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

BASSET LOVE Seat Hide-a-Bed, Beige, Good Cond. Only $30! 650-766-9553 BED FOR sale with pillow top mattress $99.00 SOLD BOOKSHELF $10.00 (650)591-4710 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53”X66”, $29., (650)583-8069 BUNK STYLE Bed elevated bed approx 36 in high w/play/storage under. nice color. $75. SOLD! 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 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 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) - One for $5. hand carved, other table is antique white marble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381 END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in box, need to assemble, 26”L x 21”W x 21”H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648 FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40 650-692-1942 FOLDING PICNIC table - 8’ x 30”, 7 folding, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902 FOOT STOOL from Karathi 2' foot long Camel Heads on each end, red & black pad. $25., SOLD

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ACROSS 1 Seller’s caveat 5 Whistle blower 8 Fight 14 Congeniality 16 Edit 17 Online data movement 19 Extinguish 20 Clinch a deal, in slang 21 Thing to do on the cautious side? 22 “Man in Black” singer 27 Tempt with, as a carrot 30 “Typee” sequel 31 Highfalutin 35 Steak order 36 Symphony or sonata 38 High-tech party notice 40 Jungle queen 41 Enjoy a 10course Chinese meal 42 Categorize 46 Pending 52 VCR button 53 Big name in transmission repair 54 Cardio-boxing workout regimen 56 Conforms, or what each last word of 17-, 22-, 36- and 46Across literally does 61 Intensely devoted 62 Shanghai setting 63 Woody’s wife 64 Mar.-to-Nov. setting 65 Count (on) 6 Farm song refrain 7 Sell for 8 Hatch on the Hill 9 Boglike 10 Adobe file format 11 Bungler 12 Lab subj. 13 And so forth: Abbr. 15 Valuable rock 18 Top rating 22 Yoda, notably 23 Venomous snakes 24 Wild way to run 25 Numbered Chan relative 26 Groundbreaking tool 28 Protein in wheat products 29 Zap 32 Suffix with tact 33 Code word 34 Draft choice 35 A whole bunch 36 Former iPod model 37 Sport 38 Academic Web letters 39 Bigwig 43 End of a threat 44 Heat again, as water for tea 45 Like most streets 47 Lion-colored 48 French-speaking republic 49 CPR expert 50 Was sore 51 Smidgens 54 First day of spring, to Vietnamese 55 Miles away 56 Total blast 57 Au, on a Spanish periodic table 58 Tokyo, once 59 Bigwig on the Hill: Abbr. 60 Post-WWII pres.

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 25 LOVELY Vases all sizes $1 to $3 each ( Florist Delight ) 650 755-9833 3 LARGE Blue Ceramic Pots $10 each 650 755-9833 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 DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevated toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461 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 SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack with turntable $60. (650)592-7483 SUSHI SET - Blue & white includes 4 of each: chopsticks, plates, chopstick holders, still in box, $9., (650)755-8238 TOASTER/OVEN WHITE finish barely used $15. 650-358-0421


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

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

BEADS, - Handmade in Greece. Many colors, shapes, sizes Full Jewely tray, 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

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


302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719

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 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 lightSears Penske USA, for older cars, like new, $60., SOLD 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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DOWN 1 Put up with 2 Arizona neighbor 3 How board game players play 4 Ladies 5 First pres. to visit China while in office By Don Gagliardo and C.C. Burnikel
(c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, tape Casio & Sharp, $25/ea, (650)344-8549 ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER Smith Corona $60. (650)878-9542 OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111


310 Misc. For Sale
10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each, (650)349-6059 12 DAYS of Christmas vintage drinking Glasses 1970 Color prints Prefect condition original box $25 (650)873-8167 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 21 PIECE Punch bowl glass set $55., (650)341-8342 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 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 ARTIST’S EASEL - from Aaron Brothers, paid $80., never used, $35.SOLD 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 BBQ GILL with Cover 31/2' wide by 3' tall hardly used $49. 650 347-9920 BBQ KETTEL Grill, Uniflame 21” $35 (650)347-8061 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 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BIRD FEEDER 3" high, free standing, sturdy, and never used $15 (415) 333-8540 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW1 $12.,

Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012
310 Misc. For Sale
FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking daisies, green & white, 22”x26”, $50., (650)592-2648 GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact $50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, perfect condition $65 650 867-2720 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 LARGE PRINT. Hard Cover. Mystery Books. Current Author. (20) $2 each 650-364-7777 MACINTOSH COMPUTER complete with monitor, works perfectly, only $99, 650-595-3933 MANUAL WHEECHAIRS (2) $75 each. 650-343-1826 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 NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 NEW SPODE hand painted "TOYS AROUND THE TREE" cookie jar. Still in Box, $30., (650)583-7897 NICHOLAS SPARKS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 OIL PAINTING - Beautiful Daisies on canvas, artist signed, solid wooden frame 12 3/4" by 14 3/4" ready to hang excellent condition, Burlingame, $35., (650)347-5104 PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant) with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books NEW BROWN LEATHER JACKET- XL $25., 650-364-0902 NEW NIKE SB Skunks & Freddy Kruegers Various Sizes $100 415-735-6669 VINTAGE CLOTHING 1930 Ermine fur coat Black full length $35 650 755-9833


316 Clothes
EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129

322 Garage Sales

452 Condos for Rent
SAN FRANCISCO UNFURNISHED CONDO - $1850., 1 bedroom, 1 bath, panoramic view, deck, aek, wall to wall carpet, hardwood floors, parking, excellent transportation, laundry, utilities included, (415)215-1755

670 Auto Service

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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 FUR COAT - Satin lining, size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990 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 MAN’S SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981 MEN’S CASUAL Dress slacks 2 pairs khaki 34Wx32L, 36Wx32L 2 pairs black 32WX32L, 34Wx30L $35 (650)347-5104 Brown.

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

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

MERCEDES BENZ REPAIR Diagnosis, Repair, Maintenance. All MBZ Models Elliott Dan Mercedes Master Certified technician 555 O'Neil Avenue, Belmont 650-593-1300

Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos

$49 daily + tax $294-$322 weekly + tax
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335 Rugs
WOOL AREA RUG - Multi-green colors, 5 X 7, $65. obo, (650)290-1960

620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
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& Paint Expert Body and Paint Personalized Service
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335 Garden Equipment
(GALVANIZED planter with boxed liners 94 x 10 x 9. Two available, $20/all, (415)346-6038 BAMBOO poles 6 to 8 Ft, 30. $15/all, (415)346-6038 FLOWER POTS many size (50 pieces) $15/all, (415)346-6038 PLANTS & POTS - assorted $5/each obo, Call Fe, Sat. & Sun only (650)2188852 POTTED PLANTS (7) $5/each 650-207-0897 TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condition, (650)345-1111

A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

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

760 El Camino Real San Carlos (650)593-8085 670 Auto Parts
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. HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 HONDA CIVIC FRONT SEAT Gray Color. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno. 415-999-4947 TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

340 Camera & Photo Equip.
SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-T-50 - 7.2 MP digital camera (black) with case, $175., (650)208-5598 CADILLAC ‘93 Sedan $ 4,000 or Trade Good Condition (650)481-5296 CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500. (408)807-6529. HONDA ‘10 ACCORD LX - 4 door sedan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981 MERCEDES ‘03 C230K Coupe - 52K miles, $9,500 for more info call (650)3449117 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

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

SAWDUST - no charge! free! clean, 15 bags, (415)333-8540 SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712 SHOWER POOR custom made 48” x 69” $70 (650)692-3260 SONY PROJECTION TV Good condtion, w/ Remote, Black $100 (650)345-1111 SPEAKER STANDS - Approx. 30" tall. Black. $50 for the pair, (650)594-1494 STUART WOODS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 STYLISH WOOD tapesty basket with handle on wheels for magazines, newspapers, etc., $5., (650)308-6381 TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)5941494 TIRE CHAINS - used once includes rubber tighteners plus carrying case. call for corresponding tire size, $20., (650)3455446 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 WALGREENS BRAND Water Pitcher Royal Blue Top 2 Quart New in Box $10 Ea use all brand Filters 650-873-8167 WALKER - never used, $85., (415)239-9063 WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual release walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider tips. Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494

379 Open Houses

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

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

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. BOYS BOXING gloves $8. 341-8342 DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” dimeter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF BALLS in new carton Dunlop, Wilson, & Top Flight $9.00 650 341-8342 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 NORDICA 955 rear entry ski boots.Mens size 10 -1/2. Excellent condition. $25., (650)594-1494 TENNIS RACKET oversize with cover and 3 Wilson Balls $25 (650)692-3260 TWO YOGA Videos. Never used, one with Patrisha Walden, one by Rebok with booklet. Both $6 (650)755-8238 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

Call 650-595-DEAL (3325) Or Stop By Our Lot 1659 El Camino Real San Carols
VW PASSAT WAGON '02 GLX V6, 145K miles, gold, loaded, nice, $4000 (650) 561-2806.

672 Auto Stereos

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

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

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

BOOK - “Fighting Aircraft of WWII”, Jane’s, 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 CAMPING CUPS and plates (NEW)-B/O (650)591-4710 CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $30. (650)345-1111 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, Pine cones, icicle lights, mini lights, wreath rings, $4.00 each. SOLD! COLEMAN PROPANE camp stove $25.00 (650)591-4710 COLEMAN PROPANE lantern $15.00 (650)591-4710 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 DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1 Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather weekender Satchel, $75. (650)871-7211 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good condition $50., (650)878-9542 ELVIS PRESLEY poster book $20. (650)692-3260 FEMALE STATUE From Bali black ebony 20” tall $30 Cash SOLD FLORAL painting, artist signed 14.75”x12.75” solid wood frame w/attached wire hanger, $35 (650)347-5104 FOAM SLEEP (650)591-4710 roll (2)-$10.00/each

420 Recreation Property SAN LUIS OBISPO
INVESTMENT PROPERTIES 2 Parcels, 2.5 Acres ea Flat & Buildable w/Elct & Roads Price Lowered to $40K Terms from $79

311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each. (650)376-3762 3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small Accordion $82. (650)376-3762. ELECTRIC STARCASTER Guitar black&white with small amplifier $75. 650-358-0421 PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110. (650)376-3762

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

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

680 Autos Wanted

Tel:- 408-867-0374 or 408-803-3905 430 Rentals

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call 650-995-0003 HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead special construction, 1340 cc’s, Awesome!, $5,950/obo. Rob (415)602-4535.

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

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

Large Conference Room Capacity 500 people Sound and Projectors Equipped. Small Room Capacity 65 Sound and projector equipped. Location: Redwood City For more info call 650-369-8707

645 Boats
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.

Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment!
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Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds.
Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
DONATE YOUR CAR Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork, Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas Foundation. Call (800)380-5257. Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets Novas, running or not Parts collection etc. So clean out that garage Give me a call Joe 650 342-2483

650 RVs
RV. ‘73 GMC Van, Runs good, $2,850. Will finance, small downpayment. Call for appointments. (650)364-1374


440 Apartments 316 Clothes
47 MEN’S 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

“WE FIX CARS” Quailty Work-Value Price Ready to help

322 Garage Sales

is closed for the holidays! Reopening Jan. 5th
Open Thurs. & Fri 10-2:00 Sat 10-3:00 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401

BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1495, 2 bedrooms $1850. New carpets, new granite counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650) 592-1271

450 Homes for Rent
SAN BRUNO - Beautiful 2BR/1BA. 2 Car Garage. No pets. $1,600 per month. Call 650-871-9777

call (650) 345-0101 254 E. Hillsdale Blvd. San Mateo
Corner of Saratoga Ave.

TENT $30.00 (650)591-4710



Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012

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Hunter Douglas Gallery Free Measuring & Install. 247 California Dr., Burl. (650)348-1268 990 Industrial Blvd., #106 SC (800)570-7885

STANLEY S. Plumbing & Drain
Only $89.00 to Unclog Drain From Cleanout “And For All Your Plumbing Needs” (650)679-0911 Lic. # 887568

650-756 0694

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Tree Service
Large Removal • Trim, Thin, Prune • We do demolition and do waste hauls • Stump grading

Remodeling, Plumbing New Construction, General Home Repair, Demolish No Job Too Small
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30 INCH white screen door, new $20 leave message 650-341-5364


Wednesday • Jan. 11, 2012



Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C. 650-231-4754 177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo


Pet Services

Holiday Banquet Headquarters

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

All natural, byproduct free pet foods! Home Delivery

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


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401 E. 3rd Ave. @ S. Railroad
San Mateo 94401

1720 El Camino Real #225 Burlingame 94010

Jewelry & Watch Repair 2323 Broadway Redwood City

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Early Bird Special Prime Rib Complete Dinner Mon-Thu
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2608 S. El Camino Real & 25th Ave., San Mateo

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

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 1050 Admiral Ct., #A San Bruno

Dr. Richard Woo, DPM 400 S. El Camino Real San Mateo

Real Estate Loans
We Fund Bank Turndowns!
Direct Private Lender Homes• Mixed-Use Commercial Based primarily on equity FICO Credit Score Not a Factor PURCHASE, REFINANCE, INVESTOR, & REO FINANCING Investors welcome Loan servicing since 1979


General Dentistry for Adults & Children
DR. ANNA P. LIVIZ, DDS 324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401

Massage Therapy

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Great insurance; great price Special rates for drivers over 50 650-593-7601

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Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City

7 days a week, 9:30am-9:30pm

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


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520 So. El Camino Real #650 San Mateo, CA 94402


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

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731 Kains Ave, San Bruno

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South Harbor Restaurant & Bar
425 Marina Blvd., SSF

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747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo

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