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School board to decideon furthering trustee’s absence
Longtime South San Francisco board member on leave for medical reasons
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

How long should an elected official be excused from his or her post? It’s a question going before officials in the South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees this week. Shirlee Hoch,

Shirlee Hoch

first elected in 1990, took a leave of absence last year starting in August for medical reasons. On Thursday, the board will discuss extending that excused

absence through June. Doing so leaves a board often faced with split votes without a tie breaker for nearly a year. Hoch said she remains active by talking to the superintendent, board president and community when possible. She is currently recovering from medical problems requiring her to focus on her

health at the moment. “If and when I feel I can’t contribute to the board, I would consider resigning,” Hoch said. Trustees seem supportive of giving Hoch time to recover. “There are five positions on a board for a reason,” said Trustee Phil Weise, noting the extra vote breaks ties. Without it, the board

runs less effectively. At the same time, Weise recognized voters have a right to be represented by the person who they supported and he wished Hoch well. Both board President Judy Bush and Trustee Maurice Goodman have no issue with the absence. Goodman pointed to Hoch’s his-

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Feds make huge crack, meth bust
Thirty-three charged,27 arrested primarily in EPA and Menlo Park
By Julia Cheever
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Harry P.Costa donated a fraction of his collection to the San Mateo County History Museum for its new display ‘Playing Grown-up:Toys from the Harry P.Costa Collection.’The exhibit focuses on American toys that let children play at being an adult.

Federal and local law enforcement officials announced they have charged 33 people and arrested 27 of them, primarily in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, on charges of selling crack cocaine and methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said more than 900 FBI agents and East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police officers arrested 27 people and exe-

cuted more than 30 search warrants in a large-scale takedown on Tuesday. Haag said the arrests were the result of a two-year investigation that focused on “an associated group of individuals who supplied drugs, which included cocaine and methamphetamine, to multiple gangs in the area of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park.” The probe was carried out by a federal, state and local coalition

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Toying with adulthood
Exhibit showcases antique toys mimicking professions
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Grandson imprisoned three years for assault
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

You can almost hear the nostalgia bouncing off the primary-colored walls — I remember this. I used to have one just like that! Hey, did you ever play with those? Those squeals of delight and recognition will undoubtedly fill the air of the county history museum

beginning Tuesday when visitors can visit the childhood of generations past via toys culled from the vast collection San Bruno businessman Harry P. Costa. The 750-square-foot gallery can only hold a fraction of the toys Costa has in his 6,000square-foot store Costa’s Just Things so the museum staff opted for American toys that let chil-

dren play at being grown-ups. Tonka fire engine trucks and a Gmen fingerprint set, a Fisher-Price dollhouse and Lionel train set, remote control helicopters and a Miss Friday mechanical doll whose hands bounce madly up and down on a typewriter when turned on — pieces of childhood but also of history. Visitors to the exhibit “Playing

See TOYS, Page 20

A Half Moon Bay man who punched his 82-year-old grandmother in the face several times and threw her into the passenger seat because he felt she was driving back to the coast too slowly was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison. Vittorio Vincent Valdez, 27,

pleaded no contest in November to elder abuse and kidnapping while prosecutors dropped other drug and vehicle charges and agreed to a four-year maxiVittorio Valdez mum. Judge

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“You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person.”
— Alec Waugh,English author (1898-1981)

This Day in History

1942

The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War II.

In 1773, the ninth president of the United States, William Henry Harrison, was born in Charles City County, Va. In 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes. In 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected provisional president of the Confederate States of America at a congress held in Montgomery, Ala. In 1870, the U.S. Weather Bureau was established. In 1942, daylight-saving “War Time” went into effect in the United States, with clocks turned one hour forward. In 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces. In 1950, in a speech in Wheeling, W.Va., Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., charged the State Department was riddled with Communists. In 1962, an agreement was signed to make Jamaica an independent nation within the British Commonwealth later in the year. In 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York on CBS. In 1971, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in California’s San Fernando Valley claimed 65 lives. The crew of Apollo 14 returned to Earth after man’s third landing on the moon. In 1984, Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov, 69, died less than 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev; he was followed by Konstantin U. Chernenko. In 2001, a U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Greeneville, collided with a Japanese fishing boat, the Ehime Maru, while surfacing off the Hawaiian coast, killing nine men and boys aboard the boat.

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Judge: Buy wife flowers, then take her to dinner
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A spat over forgetting to wish his wife a happy birthday landed a South Florida man in jail on domestic violence charges. When Judge “Jay” Hurley heard the circumstances that brought 47-year-old Joseph Bray to bond court Tuesday, he issued a unique ruling. Hurley ordered Bray to buy a birthday card and flowers for his wife before taking her to dinner at Red Lobster and bowling afterward. Hurley ruled the couple should begin seeing a marriage counselor immediately. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Hurley felt this was a “better resolution” since the incident was minor and Bray had no prior arrests. Bray’s wife told the judge she’s not afraid of her husband. A police report indicates Bray pushed his wife during an argument but never hit her. mer near New York City’s Wall Street and spread nationwide. The Chicago Sun-Times reports students’ assignments include reading the movement’s newspaper and attending Occupy Chicago’s general assembly meetings held near Roosevelt’s downtown campus. Leaders from the Chicago movement may present guest lectures. Professor Jeff Edwards studies social movements. He says the Occupy movement has been unfolding before students and the class is a good opportunity for them. He says they are reading a range of analysis on the movement concerned with corporate greed and the division of wealth. beloved standards like “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive” and “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and has two new songs, “My Valentine” with Eric Clapton and “Only Our Hearts” with Stevie Wonder. The former Beatle recorded the album with the help of Diana Krall and her backing band.

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Schwarzenegger joins Stallone in ‘The Tomb’
LOS ANGELES — It’s an action superstar reunion: Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining Sylvester Stallone for the thriller “The Tomb.” The filmmakers said Wednesday that Schwarzenegger has signed on to star alongside Stallone in the prison-break adventure. Schwarzenegger previously had a cameo in Stallone’s action hit “The Expendables” and also appears in its upcoming sequel. “The Tomb” will feature Schwarzenegger as an inmate opposite Stallone, who plays the designer of a master prison forced to escape from his own jailhouse. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom, “The Tomb” begins shooting in Louisiana this spring. Schwarzenegger is just finishing work on “The Last Stand,” his first starring role since returning to acting after serving as California’s governor.

McCartney to debut new songs live on iTunes stream
NEW YORK — Paul McCartney will debut the songs from his new album “Kisses on the Bottom” in a free live streaming performance on iTunes. The performance takes place at 10 p.m. EST Thursday from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles where much of the Paul McCartney new album was recorded. “Kisses on the Bottom” features McCartney’s interpretation of several

Actor Joe Pesci is 69.

Actress Mia Farrow is 67.

Actor Charlie Day is 36.

Television journalist Roger Mudd is 84. Actress Janet Suzman is 73. Actress-politician Sheila James Kuehl (kyool) (“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”) is 71. Singer-songwriter Carole King is 70. Singer Barbara Lewis is 69. Author Alice Walker is 68. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., is 66. Singer Joe Ely is 65. Actress Judith Light is 63. Rhythm-and-blues musician Dennis “DT” Thomas (Kool & the Gang) is 61. Actor Charles Shaughnessy is 57. Former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe is 55. Jazz musician Steve Wilson is 51. Country singer Travis Tritt is 49. Actress Julie Warner is 47. Country singer Danni Leigh is 42. Actor Jason George is 40. Rock singer Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) is 36. Actor A.J. Buckley is 35.
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Chicago college offers class on Occupy movement
CHICAGO — A Chicago college is offering a class on the Occupy movement. Thirty-two undergraduate students are enrolled at Roosevelt University’s “Occupy Everywhere” class. It’s a threecredit political science course that looks at the movement that started last sum-

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essary. Residents requested a moratorium to study the issue and draft rules — a request the city granted in September. Burlingame officials voted for the moratorium to apply to pending applications. ExteNet questioned the action of covering applications already in the works. In addition, ExteNet claimed the city caused delays over the past year to discourage plans, according to the 18page lawsuit filed by attorney Robert Jystad Thursday, Sept. 29. Whether ExteNet should be subject to the moratorium was taken up by the court previously. Judge George Miram ruled the moratorium could be applied to ExteNet, which was one of the company’s complaints. At the time, attorney Jeffrey Melching, on behalf of the city, argued that Burlingame had until Jan. 31 to make a decision. Although Burlingame’s city staff has noted working hard on the application, a decision has yet to be made. In January, the City Council first approved new rules — crafted with the help of residents and industry experts — as an urgency ordinance. Under the guidelines, the city encourages wireless communication boxes and antennas be placed in nonresidential areas and be hidden as much as possible. A permit application would be reviewed by either the Planning Commission or community development director, depending on the details of the plan. Administrative approval, for example, could be given to facilities to be located in a commercial zone and are more than 2,000 feet from any residential area. Those that do not meet that standard, however, will require a conditional use permit which adds a Planning Commission public hearing to the approval process. ExteNet’s applications will not be subject to the new rules. In a response to the original lawsuit written by Melching, Burlingame claims ExteNet failed to provide complete and accurate descriptions of the work and meaningful responses to residents’ concerns.

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Court to hear city,communications company dispute
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Police reports
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The driver of a taxi cab punched a woman he was arguing with at the Courtyard by Marriott on Shell Boulevard in Foster City before 9:29 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

Whether Burlingame purposely delayed numerous wireless communication device applications is a question that could go before a judge in September. During a case management meeting Wednesday, Judge Steven Dylina granted the joint request from Burlingame and ExteNet to hold a court trial set for Sept. 17. In the meantime, initial settlement conversations have started. The two sides were also ordered to mediation, which must be completed no later than July 17. The lawsuit stems from 27 applications submitted by T-Mobile and ExteNet Systems to install wireless devices in residential areas of Burlingame to meet the growing need for cellphone service. These smaller devices are proposed to be placed in residential areas. Company representatives say it will allow for increased service throughout the county while residents described them as blight and unnec-

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Burglary. Jewelry was stolen from a residence after the owners left the garage door open on the 800 block of Larkspur Drive before 3:26 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. DUI. During a traffic stop officers arrested a driver under the influence of a controlled substance and had admitted to using meth earlier in the afternoon on San Benito Avenue before 1:05 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Theft. Two customers’ wallets were stolen out of shopping carts and were almost used to buy $800 worth of gift cards on the 500 block of El Camino Real before 3:02 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Theft. A wallet was stolen and a credit card it contained was used on the First block of Murchison Drive before 11:58 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

Man pleads not guilty to attacking teacher
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A Redwood City high school student accused of trying to rape a teacher at knifepoint in the school parking lot pleaded not guilty yesterday to several felonies and remains in custody on $1 million bail. David Andres Velasquez, 19, appeared with retained attorney C. Zadik Shapiro and waived his right to a speedy trial. He returns to court March 15 for a preliminary hearing on the charges of kidnapping with the intent to rape,

assault with the intent to commit rape, false imprisonment and making criminal threats. The charges can carry up to life in prison. Redwood City police arrested Velasquez Jan. 20 after the alleged attack in a parking garage at Summit Preparatory Charter High School on Broadway. Police reported at approximately 5:15 p.m. to a male who jumped from some bushes near the lot and grabbed the teacher from behind. He held a knife to her side and ordered her to go to her car and climb in. When he threatened to kill

her if she did not comply, the woman reported recognizing his voice as a student. She intentionally dropped her keys to buy time but he pushed her to the ground, pried her legs apart with his elbow and laid on top of her. Another woman entering the parking lot saw the attack and screamed, causing him to flee. Police identified the attacker as Velasquez and arrested him later that night. Velasquez has no prior criminal history in San Mateo County, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti.

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Grand theft. $2,000 was stolen in materials on Ursa Lane before 1:39 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Burglary. $600 in tools were stolen from Orchard Supply Hardware on Metro Center Boulevard before 2:26 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Grand theft. A terminated employee has not returned a laptop and blackberry issued by her employer on Tower Lane before 4:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

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High court hears arguments in local murder
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

The question of whether prosecutors can have access to the mental evaluations of a murder defendant expected to use a psychiatric defense during his trial for allegedly stabbing a teenage acquaintance to death in 2001 is now in the hands of the state’s highest court. An appellate court previously ruled in favor of the prosecution but the defense attorney for Reynaldo Maldonado, now 31, asked the California Supreme Court to take up the legal wrinkle. The outcome is not only important to the case at hand but could also establish a new precedent for other cases as to how much information the prosecution is legally allowed prior to the defense

launching its case. Oral arguments were presented Tuesday afternoon and a ruling can come at any time but won’t be final until 90 days Reynaldo Maldonado after it is issued. Either way, an answer should clear the way for Maldonado and co-defendant Erick Romeo Morales, 29, to inch closer to a jury trial. Although the two men’s cases were joined, proceedings have been essentially on hold while the courts worked through whether Maldonado should be mentally evaluated and if the findings should be disclosed to the prosecu-

tion. The defense had argued the information was privileged u n l e s s Maldonado first presented his own mental Erick Morales health evidence. The prosecution, and now the Attorney General’s Office on its behalf, counters that access to the information isn’t an unfair advantage or a violation of Maldonado’s rights. The appellate court found in May 2010 the examinations could go forward with the caveat defense attorney Paul DeMeester can challenge the disclosure on a line-by-line basis.

Maldonado was already in the midst of pre-trial motions the previous fall when the defense raised the psychiatric question and his alleged co-defendant in the 2001 murder of Quetzlcoatl Alba, 15, was found on Long Island. Alba was an acquaintance of Maldonado and Morales whose fatally stabbed body was stashed in a storage area of the Westlake Apartments in Daly City. Maldonado and Morales were eyed as suspects but fled before either were arrested. In 2007, a year after Daly City police reopened the case, Maldonado was identified by a friend who said he confessed to the killing and had a “trophy photograph” of Morales standing over the body. Authorities extradited Maldonado from Florida and two

years later was being tried when Morales was apprehended. On Oct. 12, 2009, New York state troopers pulled a car over on suspicion of driving while under the influence. The driver gave a false name but was later identified through fingerprints as Morales. He was extradited back to San Mateo County the following Monday. Prosecutors believe Maldonado actually wielded the knife while Morales held Alba down. Both, however, have offered differing stories of the death. While Morales’ apprehension and the psychiatric question has stalled the trial for years, the District Attorney’s Office opted against seeking the death penalty. If convicted, each faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

State to sign mortgage settlement
By Michael Virtnen
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Pension-reform group suspends initiative campaign
SACRAMENTO — A conservative group announced Wednesday that it was suspending its campaign to put public employee pension reform on the November ballot. Dan Pellissier, president of California Pension Reform, said his group could not raise enough money to mount a petition-signature drive. A successful drive typically requires at least $2 million. He blamed unfavorable language issued by the office of Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democrat, which he said undermined the effort even though pension reform is popular with Californians.

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Appeals court halts deportation of immigrants
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has put the Obama administration’s new immigration directive to the test by halting the deportation of seven immigrants alleged to be in the country illegally. In a 2-1 ruling on Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals demanded the Obama administration explain whether the immigrants can avoid deportation because of two memos released last year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton urging prosecutors to use “discretion” when deciding whether to pursue immigration cases.

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York and California have agreed to sign the proposed settlement between U.S. states and the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses, according to a source close to the negotiations. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Ally Financial agreed to the settlement — for an estimated $37 billion as of Wednesday for lowering homeowners’ mortgage principal, refinancing, a reserve account, and checks to homeowners. However, they were

seeking releases from further legal liability, which have been one subject of negotiations for the past several days with state attorneys general who wanted to pursue investigations. The settlement grants immunity from civil lawsuits brought by the attorneys general against the lenders over narrowly defined “robo-signing” cases. The source, who was not authorized to disclose the agreement before an announcement expected Thursday or Friday, said other holdout states — Delaware, Massachusetts and Nevada — all have or are imminently expected to also agree. The source said the agreement will enable authorities to pursue all claims

over mortgage-backed securities that collapsed. It lets them use facts from robo-signing claims in securities, insurance and tax fraud cases. It also preserves the lawsuit filed last week by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that accused some banks of deceit and fraud in using an electronic mortgage registry that allegedly put homeowners at a disadvantage in foreclosures. Schneiderman’s office declined to comment Wednesday night. New York has some 118,000 “underwater” borrowers whose homes are worth less than their mortgages and would expect to get $136 million as a guaranteed cash payment from the settlement.
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Jean Pierre Sabarots
Jean Pierre Sabarots, born Nov. 26, 1926, died Feb. 7, 2012 peacefully at home while holding the hand of his beloved wife of 57 years Monique after a long bout with cancer. Born in St. Etienne de Baigorry in the Basque country of France, he immigrated to the United States in 1950 after proudly serving as a sergeant in the French Army where he was asked by his superiors to play the trumpet and raise and lower the French flag at the Nuremberg Trials. He came to the Bay Area to pursue his American Dream and created an amazing life for himself and his family. Besides Monique, he is survived by his daughter Michelle, son Jean-Pierre (J.P.) Jr., brothers Michel and Jean-Baptiste, sister Marie Pedrou, sisters-in-law Dorli and Paulette, brotherin-law Michel Joubert-Vigne, as well as the Lapeyrade, Ausquy and Orpustan families, Jean-Baptiste Sabarots of West Covina, the Semerena, Irastoza and Daliere families in France, and many other cherished family and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend Jean Pierre’s funeral service Friday, Feb. 10 at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1040 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont. Viewing begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a rosary at 9:30 a.m. and mass at 10 a.m. Interment immediately afterward at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the MillsPeninsula Hospital Foundation, 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010, where he received incredible care from Dr. Aziz Ahmad and Dr. Bradley Ekstrand. As a public service, the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 250 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing. To submit obituaries, email information along with a jpeg photo to news@smdailyjournal.com. Free obituaries are edited for style, clarity, length and grammar. If you would like to have an obituary printed more than once, longer than 250 words or without editing, please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at ads@smdailyjournal.com.

County extols virtues of discount drug card
San Mateo County residents saved $1.265 million in prescription medication costs by using a discount drug card that also refunds the county more than a dollar on each transaction. County residents saved $49,722 alone in December 2011, according to numbers released Tuesday by Coast2CoastRx, the company providing the discount card for San Mateo County’s program. For each prescription filled using the card, the county receives $1.25 — for fiscal year 2010-11, that means $18,378.50. “The discount prescription card allows us to further our goals of improving health outcomes and providing savings to individuals and families while generating revenue for San Mateo County’s public programs,” Marty Dettelbach, chief marketing officer of card provider Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., said in a prepared statement. The county began offering the card in December 2009. In its first year of use alone, the county saved nearly a halfmillion dollars and received more than $12,000 back, according to a summary compiled by the Health System last April. During that period, 25,237 discounted prescriptions were filled using the card, with participation jumping from an average of 1,132 prescriptions the first three months to 2,340 the last three months of the initial agreement. That agreement gave the county 75 cents per filled prescription rather than the current contract’s $1.25. Specific participation breakdowns for the last year were not immediately available. The royalties earned by the county is used to operate the Health Coverage Unit of the Health System which connects uninsured residents to available coverage programs, said Rebecca Irwin, legislative aide to Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson. The county spends no money on the free card but does promote them and their availability at pharmacies, libraries, health clinics and online. The card does not supplant insurance but lets users get discounts on medication not covered by their plans. There are no costs, health restrictions or expiration dates — and the program even covers medical tests and pet prescriptions. The card is open to anyone over 18 and can be used by Medicare recipients, potentially during the “doughnut hole” gap period when they may pay up to $1,500 out of pocket. The card technically can be used by anyone, anywhere, but a code on it means each use returns the associated royalty back to San Mateo County regardless of the pharmacy’s location. The card can save up to 75 percent on more than 60,000 brand name and generic drugs and more than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide accept it. Using the card is an “effortless” way to benefit both the individual’s pocket book and the county’s coffers, according to Gibson who lauded the card’s “dual benefits” in the company’s savings announcement. The free cards can be downloaded and printed at www.coast2coastrx.com/sanmateo/

GOP targets child tax break for illegal immigrants
By Andrew Taylor
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CITY GOVERNMENT
• The Redwood City Council Monday night asked staff to draft an ordinance banning polystyrene products for food items. The council will vote on the item at a later meeting and the ban will likely emulate the San Mateo County ordinance already in effect in the unincorporated areas.

WASHINGTON — Republicans are looking to deny child tax credits to illegal immigrants — refund checks averaging $1,800 a family — in an effort that has roused anger among Hispanics and some Democratic lawmakers. The proposal, which would require people who claim the federal credit to have Social Security numbers to prove

they’re legal workers, is being offered as a way to help pay for extending the Social Security tax cut for most American wage-earners. It would trim federal spending by about $10 billion over a decade. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada says the proposal unfairly goes after the children of poor Hispanic workers. Such kids often are U.S. citizens, even when their parents aren’t, because they were born in this country.

Says Leticia Miranda, senior policy adviser of the National Council of La Raza: “People who are making close to the minimum wage and are raising children in this country — and we’re asking them to pay for the payroll tax cut?” She says, “It’s outrageous and it’s crazy.” On the other side, Republicans and some Democrats say what’s crazy is even having a debate over whether the government should be cutting checks to people who have sneaked into the country illegally.

Getting your caffeine fix as easy as taking deep breath
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Move over, coffee and Red Bull. A Harvard professor thinks

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the next big thing will be people inhaling their caffeine from a lipstick-sized tube. Critics say the novel product is not without its risks. The product, called AeroShot, went on the market late last month in Massachusetts and New York, and is also available in France. A single unit costs $2.99 at convenience, mom-and-pop, liquor and

online stores. Biomedical engineering professor David Edwards said AeroShot is safe and does not contain common additives, like taurine, used to amplify the caffeine effect in common energy drinks. Each grey-and-yellow plastic canister contains 100 milligrams of caffeine powder, about the amount in a large cup of coffee, plus B vitamins.

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New challenges face Santorum
By Brian Bakst and Jack Gillum
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Brown allows parole for murderers at greater rate
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is allowing murderers to be paroled from California prisons at a far greater pace than his immediate predecessors, a development that raised a l a r m Wednesday with Jerry Brown victims’ rights groups. After a little more than one year in office, the Democratic governor has allowed about 80 percent of the decisions by the state Board of Parole Hearings to free convicted killers. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, allowed about a quarter of the recommended paroles to stand, while former Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat, allowed just 2 percent.

ALLEN, Texas — One day after Rick Santorum’s startling breakthrough in the presidential race, his few aides decamped to distant states to start building campaign organizations from scratch. It was evidence of his challenge in converting sudden momentum into victories in the rush of contests ahead. “We definitely are the campaign right now with the momentum, the enthusiasm on the ground,” the former Pennsylvania senator said Wednesday, hours after capturing Republican caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and a non-binding primary in Missouri. “We feel like going forward we’re going to have the money we need to make the case we want,” he said. To replenish his coffers,

Santorum arranged a weekend of fundraising events in California. He plans to start campaigning in Washington state on Monday, and then Ohio and Michigan in the following days. At the same time, aides conceded he was making little or no effort in the caucuses in Maine that end this weekend, and they are still working on plans for competing in primaries in Michigan and Arizona on Feb. 28, as well as the delegate-rich, 10state Super Tuesday a week later. Santorum’s caucus successes vaulted him ahead of Newt Gingrich into second place in the competition for Republican National Convention delegates. The Associated Press count showed Mitt Romney leading with 112 delegates, followed by Santorum with 72, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 32 and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 9.

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Rick Santorum speaks to supporters at his primary night rally at the St. Charles Convention Center in St.Charles,Miss.

Romney’s Tuesday losses show conservative doubts
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Heavy fog blamed for Vallejo highway pileup
VALLEJO — Authorities say heavy fog is to blame for a messy highway pileup near Vallejo that involved at least 31 vehicles. The California Highway Patrol reports 11 separate crashes on Highway 37 during Wednesday morning’s rush hour. The first crash happened just before 8 a.m. CHP Officer John Perez says one car swerved off the road and into nearby water. That driver wasn’t hurt, but two others suffered minor injuries in other crashes.

ATLANTA — Mitt Romney still can’t seem to win over the bulk of the conservatives who make up the bedrock of the Republican Party. Despite primary victories that have established him as the GOP presidential front-runner, his stunning trio of defeats this week laid bare the difficulties that still could undercut his path to the party’s nomination — and hamper him in

the general election to follow. Not that he would acknowledge as much Wednesday. “I don’t think the conservative base changes its Mitt Romney mind day to day,” Romney told reporters, dismissing the notion that he’s got a problem with the party’s core supporters. “The places where I campaigned active-

ly, we got actually in some respects record support from the conservative base.” Such denials aside, Tuesday’s three-state caucus sweep by Rick Santorum illustrated the degree to which many conservative voters remain skeptical of Romney’s commitment to the GOP base’s principles, especially given what some of them see as his history of shifting priorities. And he hasn’t been able to sell them on his main argument — that he’s the most likely in the primary field to beat Democratic

President Barack Obama. “The more confidence the strong conservatives have in the alternative candidates, the more Romney’s lack of strength in those categories starts to show itself,” said Iowa Rep. Steve King, a conservative who has been publically neutral in the nomination race. To rebound, Romney is working to make his chief rivals — all of them running to the right of him — unacceptable in the eyes of conservatives by casting them as bigspending Washington insiders.

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LOCAL/NATION
On July 8, 2006, Ramos reportedly went drinking in Redwood City with his cousin. The pair were waiting in the drive-through line at the Jack in the Box restaurant on Broadway when a man in a car in front of them started yelling, claiming they had hit his car. Ramos followed the man into a nearby Denny’s parking lot and denied hitting his car. Ramos showed the man his police badge and said it was illegal to file a false police report. He also brandished his departmentissued .40-caliber Smith & Wesson hand gun before driving away without leaving any identifying information. ongrats to Elizabeth Lee of San Mateo who was recently crowned third princess at the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant held in San Francisco Saturday, Feb. 4. There will be a coronation dinner in San Francisco Friday. Lee and the rest of the court will ride in the SF Chinese New Year parade Feb. 11. *** Welcome back to the tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain who will be at the Port of Redwood City for scheduled education and public tours from Feb. 23 to March 8. For more info call (800) 200-5239 or visit www.historicalseaport.org *** Looks like former San Carlos city manager Mark Weiss hasn’t been resting on his laurels while serving as interim city manager of La Quinta. Weiss, according to news reports from the Southern California city, placed the city clerk on paid leave while investigators look into “financial irregularities found with a professional organization she served on as treasurer.” Guess you can say he’s making his mark. *** Come one and come all to the Family Resources Fair at the Hillsdale Shopping Center this Saturday. Keeping with the Daily Journal’s mission of providing key information to the fine people of San Mateo County, the resource fair offers a wide variety of information with more than 30 family-oriented businesses and activities like face painting and child fingerprinting. The resource fair is at the Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., in San Mateo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibitors will be on the lower level from Macy’s Center Court to Nordstrom Court. And it’s

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Immigration raids has Redwood City on edge
Some parents were keeping their children from school in Redwood City the week of Feb. 10, 2007 after reports of surprise immigration raids began to circulate the week prior Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were reportedly in Redwood City the previous Thursday and Friday. Parents reported to school officials that federal immigration agents were stopping people for identification near Hoover Elementary School. Others reported agents picked up day laborers at the corner of Fifth Avenue and El Camino Real on the same days. The ICE detention and removal division is conducting the enforcement operation. The investigation division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are not involved.

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City fines on hold for ‘messages from God'
A woman who painted what she called messages from God on the roof of her San Mateo house received a reprieve from the city the week of Feb. 10, 2007 until the City Council had an opportunity to hear her appeal the following week Estrella Benavides began painting messages on the roof and garage door of her home on Cottage Grove Avenue more than a year prior. The rows of painted words — large and small — provoked some residents to complain to the city. The Community Improvement Commission decided the prior month to impose a $50-a-day fine beginning Feb. 14, 2007 but the council was set to hear an appeal the following week. Benavides claimed the First Amendment allows her the freedom to express herself.
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East Palo Alto officer jailed for drunken street fight
An East Palo Alto police officer accused of brandishing his handgun to a driver after an off-duty accident in Redwood City pleaded no contest the week of Feb. 10, 2007 to unlawfully brandishing a firearm during a fight, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Isaac Ramos, 26, changed his plea to the misdemeanor charges on the day of trial on the conditions of six months jail and a referral to the probation report. He was free from custody on a $25,000 bail bond and was set to return to court March 20 for receipt of the report and sentencing.

free, just like the newspaper you are holding in your hands. *** This week, Sequoia Hospital announced the distribution of $100,000 in community grants to four San Mateo County agencies who collaborate in administering the Sequoia Hospital Homecoming Project. Developed by the hospital in 2010, this innovative, multifaceted program is designed to bridge the gap between an older patient’s discharge from the hospital and a strong recovery. The goal is to help seniors leaving the hospital avoid going to a skilled nursing facility or being re-admitted to the hospital. In 2011, the program served 70 seniors in the community, enabling them to recuperate successfully and independently at home. During that time, re-admission rates within the first 30 days after a hospitalization dropped dramatically for seniors participating in the SHHP program. The community grants will be awarded to: Peninsula Family Service, Inc., Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., Samaritan House and San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force. *** San Francisco International Airport’s Aircraft Noise Abatement Office has recently updated its website (www.flyquietsfo.com) with a new software package, Volans, which provides the latest innovation in flight tracking software. Users can change the size of the aircraft, rotate the screen in all directions, change the base map and retrieve specific flight data information such as airline, origin/destination, speed, type of aircraft and altitude. Volans can also be used to view real-time flight data or pull up historic data.
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Man beaten, robbed early Wednesday morning
A 53-year-old man was mugged by two other men in South San Francisco early Wednesday morning, police said. The victim was walking near Maple and Baden avenues at about 4:35 a.m. when he noticed he was being followed by an oldermodel silver four-door Chrysler, according to South San Francisco police. Two people in the car demanded that the victim hand over his wallet, police said. When he refused, the suspects approached him and punched him in the face several times. The attackers did not get the man’s wallet, but stole other personal belongings, police said. They then got back into the car, which was last seen heading west on the 400 block of Baden Avenue. The victim, who is employed as a welder, suffered a bruised and swollen face but was not seriously injured, police said. The suspects were both described as Hispanic men between 25 and 30 years old, around 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing around 210 pounds. One was wearing a white T-shirt and the other had on a black hoodie. Anyone with information about the suspects or the assault is asked to call the South San Francisco Police Department at 877-8900 or the anonymous tip line at 952-2244.

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swerved and lost control, Montiel said. That is when the car rolled over several times, injuring the driver, who was sent to Stanford Hospital with minor injuries, Montiel said. The suspect will be taken into custody after he is released from the hospital, Montiel said.

Alleged burglar arrested in house
A 25-year-old transient is in jail after Redwood City police officers found him inside a residence on Rivera Circle in Redwood Shores burglarizing it Tuesday evening, according to police. At approximately 7:54 p.m., police received a call of a suspicious person in the backyard of the residence and found an open gate. Inside, they found Omar Rogers and arrested him, according to police.

Judge allows San Francisco sheriff to see his toddler son
A family court judge ruled Wednesday that the embattled San Francisco sheriff can see his toddler son as he fights domestic violence charges. Judge Ronald Albers modified a protective order to allow Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to see his 2year-old son Theo for two hours on weekdays and up to six hours on Saturday and Sunday. Ross Mirkarimi Mirkarimi said after the two-hour hearing that he was grateful and excited and planned to see his son later in the day. He called the separation a “tortuous process.” “I’m just so hungry to see my son that I’m going to gobble him up,” Mirkarimi said, adding he had brought him books and a small toy fire engine. Mirkarimi, however, is still not allowed to see his wife, Eliana Lopez. The sheriff was charged on Jan. 13 with misdemeanor domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness after an alleged domestic violence incident at their home on New Year’s Eve.

Police chase ends on 101 in San Mateo
A high-speed chase out of San Pablo ended in a rollover crash on Highway 101 in San Mateo early yesterday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Southbound lanes just north of East Poplar Avenue reopened at 1:32 a.m., according to the CHP, after a pursuit ended there and blocked lanes at 12:28 a.m. The police pursuit began at 12:08 a.m. out of San Pablo. San Pablo police eventually turned the chase over to the CHP when the suspect drove through San Francisco. The chase ended in San Mateo 20 minutes later, CHP Officer Art Montiel said. The suspect appeared to be driving at high speeds and weaving between cars and almost crashed into another vehicle, so the driver

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OPINION

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Pension danger
— The Riverside Press-Enterprise

Other voices
The smaller earnings expectation adds $5.9 billion to the long-term shortfall, requiring an additional $525 million in yearly funding. Without changes, the system is on track to run out of money in about 30 years. That could require the state to pay the whole bill for teacher retirements, which the pension fund estimates would cost taxpayers $9 billion annually. The pension system covers nearly 442,000 active teachers and another 167,000 retirees. Any new funding, however, requires the Legislature to act, because legislators set the annual payments to the teachers’ pension plan. Teachers now put 8 percent of salary toward pensions, while districts pay 8.25 percent of teacher payroll. The state kicks in another 2 percent of payroll, and pays another 2.5 percent to a separate program to protect retirement benefits from losing ground to inflation. The teacher percentage has not changed since 1972, while the last adjustment to districts’ payments came in 1990. But the additional funding should come from teachers and districts, not the state. The

alifornia cannot afford to let the state’s teachers’ pension fund founder from legislative neglect. The retirement system’s grim fiscal outlook demands prompt action. The Legislature needs to redesign the pension plan, to protect taxpayers and make the system sustainable. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System last week lowered its expected investment earnings forecast from 7.75 percent to 7.5 percent. The pension fund’s actuarial consultant said the system had a less than 50 percent chance of meeting the higher target over the long term. But the reduced figure may still be too optimistic: The retirement system earned only a 2.3 percent return in 2011, and over the past two decades averaged a 7.2 percent return. A more realistic forecast, however, only makes the pension system’s financial hole deeper. The retirement fund already faced a $56 billion shortfall over the next three decades. The system needs an extra $3.9 billion a year in receipts to close the gap, on top of the more than $5 billion teachers, districts and the state pay into the system each year.

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state has no say in the local contract negotiations that determine salaries and pension payouts, and should not be financially liable for the results. The Legislature’s goal should be to remove the state’s portion from the retirement equation, and make teachers and districts responsible for the health of the pension system. That step would help safeguard taxpayers and encourage more careful more financial decisions at the local level. Legislators should also give the teachers’ pension system the authority to set annual amounts that stakeholders pay into the system, as the state’s other public pension plans do. Waiting for the Legislature to make adjustments only delays fiscal remedies while the red ink expands. Legislators should also reduce the longterm cost of teacher pensions. Teachers should not get pension credit for unused sick time, for example. Nor should they base retirement payouts on the final year of salary, which invites pension spiking. And legislators should consider less costly pension benefits for new hires. Stabilizing the teachers’ retirement fund will require politically challenging decisions. But postponing fixes only increases the cost — and invites fiscal disaster.

Foie pas
top your squawking about the pending ban on foie gras. The real time for the feathers to fly was way back in 2004 when Senate Bill 1520 passed, outlawing the production and sale of the oh-so-delicious delicacy this coming July. But no, we were all too busy stuffing our face to speak up or too confident a state full of foodies would ever let the gastronomy police actually follow through with force feeding their ideals down the collective public’s throat. Now that the menu update is right around the corner, consider that the law might be the best thing that ever happened to foie gras, short of toast points and tasty chutney. Foie fans are already the bad boys and girls of the culinary set. In some circles, admitting fondness for the dish is akin to saying you’d personally like to make veal chops from cute, bigeyed calves using a dull knife and an evil cackle. It’s one thing to be a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore when you don’t have to think about where the meat comes from. It is quite another when the source is either young or — as opponents would argue about the doomed ducks — spend their lives doing nothing but sitting on their laurels gobbling food. If they were human, these are the people who’d eventually need outside help freeing themselves from their couch. Instead, as birds, they — or at least their livers — are destined to end up carefully smeared or delicately seared. In any case, the newest attempts at prohibition is another opportunity to cultivate that rebellious streak a little more. Besides, everybody knows the best way to make something attractive is to make it off limits. Drugs? Most of the initial allure is the fact you’re not supposed to do them. Same goes for tobacco. Cigarettes might lead to a lifetime of breathing problems and the occasional tracheotomy but the James Dean-esque allure still holds true. What about alcohol? Let’s just say Prohibition made bathtub gin and speakeasies the darlings of all but the most fervent Teetotalers. Or Cuba! Everybody says they want the travel ban from the United States lifted but that is a lie. Those who find ways to go enjoy a mojito or cigar in Old Havana don’t want the onslaught of tourists because the illegality puts them in a small, select club in which they feel special and elite. Perhaps the same will hold true for foie gras. The ingredient will simply shift underground like those hipster movable dinner parties and rogue lobster roll delivery outlets that operate in fear public health inspectors will catch wind and come calling. The coolest — and least lily-livered — chefs may offer it on a stealth menu, sort of like In-N-Out but with a password. See? Back to the speakeasy mentality. Granted, a downside may be that the already expensive item will become even more so when snuck over borders and traded on street corners. Ensuring the purity of the goods is also a challenge. What’s that mushy stuff the dealers are cutting the foie with to stretch out the quantity? Margarine? Pudding? Without fail, somebody will get ill from tainted product or state leaders clamoring for precious revenue will see foie gras as the general fund’s salvation. “Regulation is needed!” they will cry. “Taxation!” they will demand. Eventually, maybe in another eight years, another law will take effect making foie gras again allowable and legal producers will spring up faster than hydroponic supply stores and medical marijuana card issuers. Life will go on, meals will continue and future generations will ask us what the big deal ever was. The only fitting answer is that while supporters stayed relatively mum, the opposition campaign was better at selling its point of view using good old-fashioned shock and foie.
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Letters to the editor
Burlingame parking lots
Editor, Jeffrey Pink's concerns about maintaining downtown parking expressed in his Feb. 8 letter to the editor “Disappointed in downtown plan” are shared by the Burlingame City Council; which is why any development on public parking lots will require replacement of the existing parking on site or nearby. In fact, it is the council's hope that the city can use the opportunity to increase the net numbers of public parking available.

The Daily Journal in Pacifica?
Editor, I read with interest Gene Mullin’s guest perspective extolling the virtues of your newspaper (“Some of the news that’s fit to print” in the Nov. 29 edition of the Daily Journal”). I am in complete agreement, especially with his statement, “it certainly affects our daily lives to know what is taking place not only in our own community, but those cities surrounding us.” Like Mr. Mullin, I also am a longtime subscriber to the San Mateo County Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. I’ve been a devotee of the Daily Journal for the past year as I fortunately discovered it when shopping “over the hill” (or in Half Moon Bay). I believe your newspaper offers the best news concerning San Mateo County. So, why am I writing? Pacifica appears to be the only city in the county that does not have local access to the Daily Journal. Residents of Pacifica would benefit tremendously by having the the Daily Journal available locally. We would have the opportunity to become better informed citizens and your advertisers would receive patronage from residents of Pacifica who frequently use services available in the non-coastal area of the Peninsula. In addition, as a member of the 2011-2012 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury, your newspaper provides me with the comprehensive information I need to effectively perform my role. What can be done to bring the Daily Journal to Pacifica?

Liberty or tyranny
Editor, It has been reported that “Obamacare” requires contraceptive services must be provided by all employers. The Catholic Church has resisted due to their religious beliefs. This is an example of what Thomas Jefferson meant when he called for a “separation of church and state.” The first amendment to the Constitution of the United States begins, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In November of 2012, we, the voters, will decide whether we will continue as a constitutional republic or revert to the rule of man. Our current political leaders believe we need a central government to make decisions for the people. By their actions, they have taught us that there are no restrictions on their power. They have the power to regulate which light bulb and toilet we will use. They tell us what kind of cars can be built. They provide weapons to criminals and tell us we need to restrict the ownership of firearms for our protection. They require we have health insurance and define what the coverage will be. Hugo Chavez was originally elected. He violated the rules of his government, the people did not stop him and eventually he was too powerful to stop. We will have liberty or we will have tyranny, but we will decide.

James Nantell Burlingame city manager

On ‘Rethinking Pink’
Editor, In Michelle Durand’s column “Rethink Pink” published in the Feb. 7 edition of the Daily Journal, Durand “counts herself among the head shaking masses who wonder why some cannot separate Planned Parenthood’s other programs from the small fraction of abortions it provides.” Perhaps it is because 300,000 abortions per year is considered by those who believe that life begins at conception, to be 300,000 babies killed per year at Planned Parenthood. Among other lessons, this is a wake-up call to thoroughly investigate charities before contributing to them.

Maureen Sullivan Burlingame

Jennifer Alpaugh Pacifica

Leonard Stone El Granada

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Stocks have late rally
Dow 12,883.95 +0.04% 10-Yr Bond 1.975 +0.46% Nasdaq 2,915.86 +0.41% Oil (per barrel) 99.040001 S&P 500 1,349.96 +0.22% Gold 1,737.00
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this week after a slow but steady rise since the beginning of the year. The Dow has added 2 percent in February and is up 5.5 percent for the year. Rick Fier, vice president of stock trading at Conifer Securities in New York, said he wasn’t that worried that the market’s advance has slowed this week. The S&P 500 is still up 7.3 percent for the year, and has fallen on only eight days in 2012. Fier said he is concerned that the batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies for the last three months of last year “hasn’t been as robust” as previous quarters. Revenue growth has slowed even though profits have been strong, he said. Walt Disney reported earnings Tuesday that beat analysts’ estimates, but its revenue growth fell short. Movie revenue fell as Disney released fewer big films in the quarter than in previous years. Revenue from DVD sales and interactive media also declined. Disney’s stock rose 0.7 percent nevertheless. Caesars Entertainment Corp., the big casino operator, soared on its first day of trading. Caesars went as high as $17.90, nearly double its offering price of $9 per share. It finished at $15.39, up 71 percent, but lost some of the gains in afterhours trading.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Marathon Oil Corp.,up $2.45 at $42.98 The oil and gas producer will spin off its refining and marketing business into a separate publicly traded company. Merck & Co.,down $2.46 at $34.69 The drugmaker ended one clinical trial of a key drug candidate, a blood thinner, and limited another study of the drug to exclude stroke victims. Supervalu Inc.,down 21 cents at $7.50 The grocery chain’s shares continued sliding after the company cut its outlook on Tuesday because of weak sales and shrinking profit margins. NASDAQ TTM Technologies Inc.,up $3.12 at $17.74 The circuit board maker raised its fourth-quarter guidance because of greater demand for its products. Cree Inc.,down $3.74 at $65.46 Shares of the lighting-products maker tumbled after a weak outlook from a Taiwanese manufacturer of LED lighting chips. Micron Technology Inc.,up 29 cents at $9.63 An analyst upgraded the memory chip maker’s investment rating because of stabilizing prices and a strong outlook for chips used in mobile devices. Whole Foods Market Inc.,up $2.30 at $52.31 A research analyst believes the upscale grocer’s shares will keep rising this year because consumers are willing to spend more on food. Infosys Technologies Ltd.,down $4.84 at $71.84 The Indian IT oursourcer’s quarterly profit fell short of expectations as the economic recovery in developed nations slowed.

NEW YORK — Stocks staged an afternoon-long rally and closed higher Wednesday as Greece appeared to close in on the cost-cutting deal it needs to keep from defaulting on its national debt. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 5.75 points to close at 12,883.95 after falling as much as 60 points at midday. It was the Dow’s highest close since May 19, 2008, the last time it finished above 13,000. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 2.91 points to 1,346.96. The Nasdaq composite rose 11.78 points to 2,915.86, its highest close since December 2000. After three days of delays, Greek government leaders met in Athens to go over a deal on steep cuts in public spending demanded by the country’s lenders. European leaders will meet Thursday in Brussels to discuss a (euro) 130 billion bailout for Greece. Investors are worried that Greece will default on its debt next month, which could roil financial markets and cause major losses for banks and other investors that hold Greek debt. Several deadlines have passed without an agreement. Stock trading has been relatively quiet

Groupon reports 4Q loss
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NEW YORK — Groupon investors were expecting a better deal than the surprise loss the company delivered on Wednesday. The online deals site, reporting for the first time as a public company, said its fourth-quarter revenue nearly tripled, but it lost money and its shares fell sharply after hours. Groupon’s net loss totaled $42.7 million, or 8 cents per share, for the final three months of 2011. A year earlier, as a private company, it booked a larger loss of $378.6 million, or $1.08 per share. The company said its adjusted loss

was 2 cents per share in the latest quarter. On this basis, analysts were expecting a profit of 3 cents per share, according to FactSet. Groupon said an unusually high international tax rate hurt the quarter’s adjusted results. Its stock fell $2.29, or 9.3 percent, to $22.29 in after-hours trading. Groupon’s revenue was $506.5 million, nearly triple the $172.2 million it reported for last year’s fourth quarter. Analysts, on average, had expected lower revenue $473.1 million, according to FactSet. Groupon, which went public in November, makes money by taking a cut from the online deals it offers on a vari-

ety of goods and services such as restaurant meals and weekend getaways. Investors are watching whether this business model is sustainable and leads to growth over the long term, and whether the company can grow its customer base as well as the amount of money it makes from each subscriber. The quarter’s gross billings were $1.25 billion. That’s how much customers paid for all the Groupons the company sold. It doesn’t include taxes or account for the money the company paid to merchants. For the current quarter Groupon expects revenue of $510 million to $550 million. Analysts are forecasting $501 million.

Visa 1Q profit rises 16 pct. as card use rises
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Business briefs
Cisco beats estimates with 2Q earnings, sales
NEW YORK — Cisco, the world’s largest maker of computer networking equipment, on Wednesday said that its net income jumped 44 percent in the latest quarter as it continues to put last year’s slump behind it. Cisco Systems Inc. has emerged leaner after a round of layoffs and a narrowing of its focus. Net income was $2.2 billion, or 40 cents per share, in the fiscal second quarter, which ended Jan. 28. That compares with earnings of $1.5 billion, or 27 cents per share, a year ago. Excluding the cost of stock-based compensation and some acquisitionrelated amortization, Cisco earned 47 cents per share.

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NEW YORK — Visa Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 16 percent, as card use rose both in the U.S. and overseas. The San Francisco-based payments processor posted a notable 10 percent increase in U.S. credit card use, stating much of that growth came from a continued revival in spending by affluent consumers. But debit card use rose just 6 percent. That’s the slowest debit card growth rate

in more than a year, and comes during the first three-month period that new rules were in place to limit the fees retailers pay to accept the cards. The rules also require that starting in April, merchants get a choice on which network handles their debit transactions. In the last few months, Visa has been offering incentives to encourage stores to choose its network. Debit growth has been slowing over the past few quarters. In January, debit growth slowed further, to 4 percent, said Chief Financial Officer Byron Pollitt during a conference call to discuss results.

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Lawsuit seeks to block Google’s privacy changes
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Sprint posts deeper 4Q loss on iPhone costs
NEW YORK — Sprint dug deep into its pockets in the latest quarter to put iPhones in the hands of its customers. The perennially money-losing company on Wednesday posted its largest loss in three years. Sprint Nextel Corp., once known for the worst customer service in the industry, has made progress on turning its fortunes around in the last few years. But the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier has still found it difficult to compete with larger rivals AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, both of which sell the iPhone.

SAN FRANCISCO — A consumer watchdog group is suing the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to prevent Google from making sweeping changes to its privacy policies next month. The planned revisions would enable Google Inc. to bundle the personal information gathered by its Internet search engine and other services, such as Gmail, YouTube and Plus, so the company can gain a better understanding of its users

and potentially sell more advertising. Google has depicted the switch as an improvement that will make its privacy policies easier to understand and help deliver more helpful information to users. But the Electronic Privacy Information Center contends Google’s new policies would violate restrictions imposed in an agreement reached with the FTC last year. Google submitted to the rules to resolve complaints that the company had improperly exposed users’ email contacts in a now-defunct service called Buzz.

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A’s owner pushes for resolution to territorial issue
By Antonio Gonzalez
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SAN JOSE — Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said Wednesday that indecision by Major League Baseball over whether his club can move to San Jose has been “excruciating” but that he believes the process is finally nearing an end. Just not as quickly as he’d like.

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Taking questions at the downtown Rotary Club of San Jose, Wolff said the uncertainty about the possible move is harming the franchise more than anything. He’s hopeful that a resolution from baseball is coming soon — a word that has been reiterated by many

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for years. “I’m not going to continue this much longer,” Wolff said. “What we want is an answer. We want a yes, you can relocate and share the district, share the territory. Or you can’t. But not having any answer is very difficult. Not just for me, but for

the people that work for us, for planning our baseball team every year.” The A’s need approval from league owners to move to the south bay, where the San Francisco Giants hold territorial rights to the technologyrich region filled with fans and corporate dollars. Not to mention the Giants’ Class-A affiliate is in San Jose.

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Colts clinch Bay crown
San Mateo takes Lake Division title
By Nathan Mollat
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Wrestler making ‘her’story
t’s never easy for a new coach to turn around any sports program that has been a doormat for years. But Sequoia wrestling coach John Peavler has taken a team that was at the bottom of the Peninsula Athletic League for the better part of a decade and is quickly making noise in wrestling circles. It’s not the first time Peavler and Sequoia wrestling have made news. A 1989 graduate of Sequoia, he was a four-year standout for the Cherokees, twice placing in the top six at the Central Coast Section meet and twice qualifying for the state meet. He went on to become a Junior College All American at Skyline and finished up his wrestling career at Fresno State. Since taking over as coach last season, he has already made great strides. Last season, Matteo Porcedda became the first Sequoia wrestler in 19 years to qualify for the state meet after a thirdplace finish at 171 at CCS. But Peavler, along with a number of other PAL coaches, is proving girls can be just as successful. Yep. You heard me right. Female wrestling is a growing trend at the high school level. While it used to be an anomaly to see female wrestlers, their numbers have steadily grown, to the point there are now section and state titles to be had. In fact, the PAL was well represented in the CCS Girls’ Championships held last weekend at Oak Grove High in San Jose. Not only did the Terra Nova girls’ team finish in second place, the PAL had three individual champions: Menlo-Atherton’s Kendra Wiley took home the 126-pound title, Terra Nova’s Sierra Dockery won at 132 and teammate Alana O’Neill won the heavyweight title.

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El Camino boys’ basketball coach Archie Junio admitted he was concerned Wednesday night when the Colts hosted a red-hot Woodside squad with a division-clinching game on the line. Woodside came into the game having won four in a row, including wins over Burlingame and Mills — the two teams chasing El Camino for the Peninsula Athletic League title. “I was nervous,” Junio said. “Woodside has been playing so well.” He had a right to be nervous. The Wildcats gave the Colts everything they had, but in the end, El Camino had a little bit more as the Colts clinched the Bay Division crown with a 51-43 win. Despite coming up short, Woodside coach Phillip White was satisfied with his team’s performance. “My guys gave hell of an effort,” White said. “I’m proud of the way they battled. Our effort was outstanding.” While El Camino’s “Big Three” of point guard Elijah White, and forwards Michael Smith and Anthony Knight have garnered most of the publicity this season, it was the play of senior forward Jalen Bitanga that put the Colts over the top. White, Smith and Knight combined for 25 points and 13 rebounds. Using an arsenal of spin moves and scoop shots, Bitanga accounted for a gamehigh 16 points and pulled down seven boards by himself. “He’s our ‘X’ factor,” Junio said. “He’s just one of those guys who knows how to play basketball. [That scoop shot] is a weapon.” Woodside was led by Matt Ennis’ 12 points. Mitchell Hickman added 11. With Junio starting five seniors on Senior Night, it was Bitanga’s play early on that got El Camino (8-1 PAL Bay, 19-4 overall)

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El Camino’s Anthony Knight, left, holds off Woodside’s Tramel McClough on a drive to the See HOOPS, Page 14 basket during the Colts’51-43 win over the Wildcats,clinching the Bay Division title.

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Flames douse Sharks on Jokinen’s hat trick
By Josh Dubow
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consecutive games following a three-game winning streak. San Jose overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 before Jokinen gave the Flames the lead for good early in the third period. The winner was set up by a poor clearing attempt by White. He played the puck out from behind the net and it deflected off the boards right to Alex Tanguay, who set up Jokinen for his seventh career hat trick and first since March 14, 2009, at Toronto. The Sharks had tied the game only minutes earlier when Handzus struck on the power play

SAN JOSE — Olli Jokinen capitalized on a turnover by Colin White to break a third-period tie with his third goal of the game, and the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Wednesday night. Jokinen also assisted on Jarome Iginla’s second-period goal to help Miikka Kiprusoff earn his 300th NHL win and end San Jose’s fivegame winning streak in the series. Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Michal Handzus scored for the Sharks, who have lost

in the opening minute of the third, following a high-sticking penalty on Mark Giordano. Handzus beat Blair Jones on the faceoff and went to the front of the net, where he knocked Brent Burns’ rebound off the lively end boards into the net for the equalizer 5 seconds into the power play. San Jose managed nothing else against Kiprusoff, who made 34 saves to become the 27th NHL goalie to reach 300 wins. He did it in the same building where he got the first of his career, while playing for the Sharks in 2001. Marc-Edouard Vlasic nearly had the equalizer midway through the third but it was waved off

because Patrick Marleau had run into Kiprusoff. Kiprusoff also made tough stops on Pavelski and Couture in the closing minutes to preserve the win. The Sharks appeared to take control by scoring two goals in a span of 1:23 midway through the second period to erase a 2-0 deficit. Couture got San Jose started during a delayed penalty when he beat Kiprusoff with a wrist shot from the top of the circle. Pavelski, playing his 400th career game, quickly tied it when he slammed home a pass from behind the net by Joe Thornton for his 20th goal.

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Parents:Team was taunted with racial slurs
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Beautiful week awaits at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH — In what Robert Louis Stevenson called “the most felicitous meeting of land and sea,” the sea was winning Wednesday at Pebble Beach. Jimmy Walker stood in the bunker next to the sea wall along the 18th fairway, soaking up the scenery. Every 15 seconds, waves crashed into the rocks and sent a spectacular splash of white surf some 15 feet high. There was so much salt water in the front of the bunker that the father of Harris English said to Bob Estes, “Is this played as a waste area?” Estes smiled and pointed to the rakes placed neatly next to the sand. “No, these are bunkers,” he replied. If the final day of practice for the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was any indication, then this could be a special week. Not just because Tiger Woods is back at this event for the first time in 10 years. He practiced on the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula, which he had never seen. The last time he played, Poppy Hills was part of the rotation. And not just because of the unique blend of amateurs from the world of Hollywood, sports and Wall Street. One group at Pebble featured San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, quarterback Alex Smith, retired lineman Harris Barton and Deutsche Bank Americas chief executive Seth Waugh. There are times when the beauty of Pebble Beach makes a six-hour round tolerable. No one was in any hurry Wednesday. “If you have a bad experience here, it can feel like the longest week of your life,” Geoff Ogilvy said as he walked up the fourth fairway at Pebble, his head turned to the right to gaze at the sea. “If it’s a good experience, it’s enjoyable. And if it’s like this, it can feel like the greatest week of the year.” It proved to be a tonic for Spencer Levin. Only four days ago, Levin was poised to win his first PGA Tour event when he took a six-shot lead into the final round of the Phoenix Open. He found himself rushing, just wanting the final round to be over, and he kept dropping shots. A double bogey on the 15th hole doomed him, and Kyle Stanley rallied from eight shots behind to win. Levin was heartbroken, which was to be expected. “I was really bummed out Sunday night, pretty bummed out Monday,” Levin said. “But I got here, and then I was like, ‘Man, I get to play Pebble Beach today, so that’s pretty cool.’ It’s not like you’re going home and playing the muni in your backyard. ‘Wow, I’m at Pebble.’ So I didn’t think about it much playing out here.” Davis Love III is making his 27th start at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-am. He was part of the washout in 1996 when the tournament was canceled because only 36 holes could be completed. He was there in 1998, when players had to return in August to get in three rounds and make it official. He won in 2001 and 2003 in good weather. He has been part of 54-hole events won by Payne Stewart and Dustin Johnson. Even someone of his experience realizes this week is something special. “I’ve never seen three golf courses in this good of shape,” Love said. “Guys that have played a lot this year said these are the best greens they’ve seen so far this year. You don’t usually hear that when you get to Pebble Spyglass.”

BRENTWOOD, Pa. — Athletic tensions between two Pittsburgh-area high schools — one largely white, the other predominantly black — have boiled over into accusations of racism that some say is being swept under the rug. Two students at Brentwood High School are accused of dressing in banana suits at a game and, along with other students, taunting players at Monessen High, according to Monessen parents and a school administrator. The costumed Brentwood students were thrown out of Friday’s game after they ran past the Monessen fan section, “causing agitation and disruption,” Brentwood’s district superintendent, Ronald Dufalla, said in a statement Wednesday. A third student “was removed to avoid a potential problem” that Dufalla wouldn’t specify. But Dufalla also said he has reviewed game tapes and talked to school officials, and has “seen no other activity that confirms the allegations made.” The two students in banana suits, he said, have done that at previous games “without incident.” “The high school students are emulating college students they have seen on television who wear costumes during the collegiate contests,” Dufalla said in email Wednesday to The Associated Press. “No high school team, Monessen or otherwise, or their fans are being singled out. This is just something the students do.” Parents said they heard slurs from Brentwood students including “monkeys” and “cotton pickers.” Superintendent Linda Marcolini told The Valley Independent of Monessen for a story Wednesday that she planned to report the conflict to the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, which oversees high school sports in the region. “Basically, I feel (Dufalla) sugar-coated the situation,” Marcolini told the Independent. “I’m not happy with that, and I feel like I’ve not been told the whole story or the truth.” The AP could not immediately reach Marcolini for comment.

Saint Mary’s on the cusp of WCC title
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MORAGA — Do-everything guard Matthew Dellavedova is quick to point out he has little time to concern himself with appearances. A scruffy face and wild hair, who cares? “I’m not too worried about how I look,” he said with a chuckle, sitting in the bleachers before a recent practice. “I’ve just got to keep it out of my eyes.” Dellavedova has more important priorities at Saint Mary’s College: He’s determined to maintain a strong men’s basketball tradition at the midmajor school, which is now a regular in the NCAA tournament conversation despite playing in the same conference as perennial power Gonzaga. These 16th-ranked Gaels are on the cusp of capturing the WCC regular-season crown with the Zags still standing in the way. Saint Mary’s (22-2, 11-0 WCC) takes a 12-game winning streak to Gonzaga on Thursday night after already winning the first meeting of the rivals in commanding

fashion — 83-62 at home in McKeon Pavilion last month. This team might just be better than some of the other special groups at the quaint campus in San Francisco’s East Bay hills. “It all depends how we finish,” coach Randy Bennett said. “Certainly to this point they are. It’s in there, it’s among one of the top ones — top two or three. We were good last year and we lost one guy who played a lot. People asked me and I told them I thought we’d be good this year. That part’s not a surprise to me.” And Dellavedova very well could be the most well-rounded, talented player yet at Saint Mary’s, even following such previous stars as Patty Mills, Diamon Simpson, Omar Samhan and Mickey McConnell, last season’s WCC Player of the Year. “The beat goes on, really,” Santa Clara coach Kerry Keating said. “I told someone that everybody wants to talk about, ‘They lost Omar and then they lost Mickey.’ Well, with all due respect to those guys, they’re not the most important player on this team. Dellavedova was on those

two teams, too. He’s the most important player in that program from Day 1, and he’s proven that. Those guys are really good and they added a lot too, so don’t get me wrong. Omar and Mickey were player-of-the-year-type guys in our conference, but he makes their whole deal go.” Dellavedova is the latest in a long list of Australians to shine at the school. He is known for his pre-practice power naps and quirky look as well as his spot-on shooting and clever passing and playmaking. “Not everybody saw that one. I saw that one,” Bennett, in his 11th season, said of Dellavedova’s ability to dominate games. “He sees things two and three steps ahead. He’ll tweak plays. He’ll change an out of bounds play. He studies leadership and reads articles about it. I give him a lot of freedom.” Dellavedova on Wednesday was named WCC Player of the Month for January, when he averaged 17.5 points and 6.3 assists per game and led the Gaels to an 8-0 record and the highest national ranking in school history.

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In addition to the three champions, the PAL had nine others finish in the top-6 — which put them on the medal podium: Hiba Salem (South City, sixth place, 98 pounds); Brianna Carroll (Sequoia, third, 138), Fereshtah Sadraee (Burlingame, fourth, 138) and Jacqueline Achermann (South City, fifth, 138); Alli Kretschmer (Terra Nova, third, 146) and Vivian Rivera (Sequoia, sixth, 146); Jessica Yip (South City, second, 165); Alex Mariano (Terra Nova, fifth, 189) and Sonia Torres (Woodside, sixth, 189). “I came up thinking, ‘Should girls be wrestling?’” Peavler asked. “I don’t know. [A lot of coaches] aren’t real hip to girls wrestling. I haven’t treated them like girls. I think they appreciate that.” Girls wrestling in the PAL is so popular that nearly every team in the Bay Division has a girls’ team, allowing girls to compete against girls during dual meets. There are also plenty of girlsonly tournaments to compete in as well. Every now and then, they’ll take on a boy, but only if the girl wants to. Sequoia’s Carroll surprised everybody with her third-place finish at CCS, which qualified her for the state meet. She is the first female wrestler from Sequoia to achieve that honor. “I did not expect it to happen at all,” Carroll said. “I went into CCS wanting to do my best and placed third.” Making her rise even more remarkable is the fact it is the first year she has ever wrestled. A

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By virtue of finishing third at the CCS Girls’ Wrestling Championships, Sequoia’s Brianna Carroll,left,became the school’s first female wrestler to qualify for the state meet.
swimmer and water polo player, Carroll was basically looking for something to fill her time between the polo and swimming seasons. She chose something easy — she decided to wrestle. “Part of me wanted to try something new,” Carroll said. “I had always been taking chances, taking risks. I did it to have fun and have a new experience and it took me pretty far.” “Fun” and “wrestling” are not usually two words that go together. Many athletes don’t take up the sport — boys included — just based on the grueling workouts wrestlers go through. Then Selig’s remarks at the owners’ meetings last month that the issue was on the “front burner.” Wolff again refused to give a time frame on a possible decision — perhaps because even he’s not sure when one could come down — and hinted that he could force a vote by league owners in a few months if a ruling remains in limbo. He later clarified to reporters that he plans to wait for the committee’s recommendations. “We’re following the process. It’s excruciating,” Wolff said. “We talk constantly on many there is the added pressure of maintaining weight throughout the season, along with the matches themselves, which are no picnic. Carroll loved it all. “It is the hardest workout I’ve ever done in my life,” Carroll said. “I personally like working out. I never thought about giving up. … Once I started winning, it was so satisfying. It’s a lot (of work). Not a lot of people can do it, so I’m proud I was able to keep at it.” It didn’t take Peavler long to realize he had a special athlete of his hands. After one of Carroll’s matters. I think we’re getting there. We have ways where we can be a belligerent owner. It’s not in me at this point.” Among the other notable items: • Wolff said buying out the Giants’ territorial rights to San Jose “has not been discussed with us.” • He confirmed the team would be renamed the San Jose A’s if it relocated. There was even a stuffed version of Stomper, the A’s mascot, dressed in a “San Jose Athletics” uniform that

first workouts, he told his school’s athletic director: “This girls could be a state champ.” “She has the body for wrestling,” Peavler said, adding all of Carroll’s time swimming and playing water polo has given her the shoulder, back and leg strength needed to excel in wrestling. “She was just tossing guys and girls around. Her athletic ability was phenomenal. The transformation I’ve seen, phenomenal. It’s been an absolute pleasure to coach [Carroll].” Being the first of anything automatically makes that person a poster child for their organization. There can only be one first and Carroll is it when it comes to Sequoia girls’ wrestling. Not that she has put much thought into being a trailblazer or pioneer. “To tell you the truth, it’s been kind of surreal,” Carroll said. “I wasn’t aiming to be a trailblazer. I definitely hope more girls will be inspired to take up the sport. I’m proud (of being Sequoia’s first) and it’s definitely kind of crazy.” It already appears female participation in wrestling is growing. Peavler said he, along with some other coaches on the south Peninsula, started a club program last year and are developing a feeder system for Sequoia, Woodside and MenloAtherton, among others. Peavler is already seeing an increase in female interest. “We had a clinic at McKinley Middle School this past Thursday,” Peavler said. “We had 17 girls and maybe nine guys out there. Does [female success] open the door? Absolutely.”
Nathan Mollat can be reached by email: nathan@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: 3445200 ext. 117. He can also be followed on Twitter @CheckkThissOutt.

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Commissioner Bud Selig appointed a committee in March 2009 to evaluate the issue facing the Bay Area teams. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said Wednesday there was nothing new from the commissioner’s office on the situation since

greeted guest at the luncheon. • Wolff said he’d be fine if the Giants wanted to keep their Class-A team in San Jose. • The A’s are not exploring a move to any other city and selling the team is not an option now. • Wolff said the team took in about $32 million in revenue sharing from other teams last season. He said the franchise spent all of the money, about half on player payroll. He expects payroll to be about $65 million to $70 million next season.

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drive layup and a driving, double-clutch floater by Hoffer tied the game at 15 for Woodside. The teams stayed neck-and-neck the rest of the half. A Knight three-point play put El Camino up 20-17 midway through the second quarter, but Hoffer answered with his eighth and ninth points of the half. A dribbledrive layup gave the Colts a 22-19 advantage with 1:54 left, but back-to-back baskets by Ennis gave the Wildcats a 23-22 lead at halftime. “The only concern we talked about (at halftime) was we were losing our focus on defense,” Junio said. “Our offense would come.” The Colts took that message to heart in the third quarter, holding Woodside to just three field goals and a free throw. Meanwhile, the El Camino offense finally got going. The 15 points scored was the most in a quarter for the Colts in the game. After Hickman hit a fastbreak layup to cut the El Camino lead to 31-28 with 3:38 left to play in the third, the Colts responded with a 62 run to end the period and take a 37-30 lead heading into the final eight minutes. time nickname and logo, which shows the profile of an American Indian warrior, was repealed eight months after it took effect last year in a bid to help the university avoid NCAA sanctions. As part of that process, the law temporarily goes back into effect. An NCAA spokesman said Wednesday that means the school won’t host championship events, and its athletes will be barred from wearing uniforms with the nickname or logo in post-season play. As the fourth quarter started, the Wildcats came out firing on all cylinders, scoring the first seven points to tie the game at 37 when Ennis grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for a layup with 5:30 left to play. A White slashing drive to the basket put El Camino up two, 39-37, but Ennis answered with a pull-up jumper to tie the score again. It would be as close as the Wildcats would get. El Camino took the lead for good on a White 3-pointer for a 42-39 lead with 4:40 left to play to ignite a 12-2 game-ending run. “I’m glad we won, but I’m glad [Woodside] showed a lot of grit,” Junio said. Said Woodside’s White: “We’re not battling for a league championship, but we’re trying to put ourselves in the best position for the PAL tournament, put ourselves in the best position for CCS. “This (Woodside) team is a whole different team that lost four in a row (to start league play).”

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capture the Lake Division crown, the Bearcats wasted little time, pounding host Oceana 6145. San Mateo (6-1 PAL Lake, 13-10 overall) jumped all over Oceana (0-7) in the first quarter, outscoring the Sharks 21-3. San Mateo continued the onslaught in the second and third quarters, scoring 16 and 17 points, respectively. The Bearcats finally called off the dogs in the fourth quarter, scoring only seven. San Mateo was led by Ben Skelton’s 20 points, with John Schrup adding 17. “I thought we had a team that could [win the Lake title],” said San Mateo coach Julian Hudson. “But we didn’t put in the commitment over the summer. As things went on, we started playing better because we put in the time. “We’re playing well now and that’s what counts.” San Mateo’s only league loss was due to a forfeit for using an academically ineligible player. Hudson said he put the player in for a minute at the end of a blowout win, only to find out later he was not qualified to play.

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going. He scored a team-leading six points in the first half and then all but iced the game when he scored six straight points late in the fourth quarter, pushing a 44-41 advantage to 50-41 with 52 seconds to play. As has been a problem for Woodside this season, the Wildcats got off to slow starts in both halves, scoring just five points in the opening eight minutes and seven points in the third. In the second and fourth quarters, Woodside (4-5, 15-8) combined to score 31 points. “We started the first half slow, the second half slow,” White said. “We missed some shots we’d ordinarily make.” El Camino led 10-5 after the first quarter before Woodside made a run. Raul Rodriguez and Ricki Hoffer each hit 3-pointers on the first two shots of the quarter to trail 13-11 with 6:26 to play in the first half. A dribble-

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Fighting Sioux nickname will be used
BISMARCK, N.D. — The University of North Dakota resumed using its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname Wednesday even though it triggered NCAA sanctions, leaving some fans weary of the seven-year fight over a moniker that critics believe is demeaning. A law requiring the school to use its long-

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THURSDAY GIRLS’ SOCCER Mercy-Burlingame at Menlo School, 2:45 p.m.; El Camino at Jefferson,Half Moon Bay at South City, Mills at Westmoor, Aragon at San Mateo, Burlingame at Capuchino, Eastside Prep at Crystal Springs, Summit Prep at Latino College Prep, Sacred Heart Prep at Castilleja, 3 p.m.; Carlmont at Menlo-Atherton, Hillsdale at Sequoia, 4 p.m.; Woodside at Terra Nova, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Castilleja at Mercy-Burlingame, 6:30 p.m. WRESTLING South City at El Camino, Half Moon Bay at Terra Nova,Sequoia at Menlo-Atherton,Mills at Woodside, Aragon at Hillsdale, Capuchino at Burlingame, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY BOYS’ SOCCER King’s Academy at Menlo School,2:45 p.m.; Hillsdale at Jefferson, Westmoor at South City, Terra Nova at El Camino,Capuchino at Mills,Aragon at San Mateo, 3 p.m.; Crystal Springs at Pinewood, Sacred Heart Prep at Eastside Prep, 3:30 p.m.; Carlmont at Woodside, 4 p.m.; Half Moon Bay at Sequoia, 5:30 p.m.; Burlingame at Menlo-Atherton, 6 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL Crystal Springs at Priory, 6:30 p.m.; Sacred Heart Prep at Menlo School,7:30 p.m.;Woodside at Jefferson,El Camino at Hillsdale,Burlingame at Mills, Westmoor at Menlo-Atherton, Half Moon Bay at South City, Carlmont vs. Aragon at San Mateo, Sequoia at Oceana,San Mateo at Terra Nova,7:45 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL San Mateo at Menlo-Atherton, Half Moon Bay at Terra Nova,Burlingame at Mills,Westmoor at Jefferson, El Camino at South City, Carlmont vs. Aragon at San Mateo,Sequoia at Oceana,Woodside at Hillsdale,6:15 p.m.;Crystal Springs at I.C.A., Sacred Heart Prep at Menlo School, 6:30 p.m.; Valley Christian at Notre Dame-Belmont, 7:30 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division W N.Y.Rangers 33 Philadelphia 30 New Jersey 31 Pittsburgh 30 N.Y.Islanders 22 Northeast Division W Boston 33 Toronto 28 Ottawa 27 Buffalo 23 Montreal 21 Southeast Division W Washington 28 Florida 24 Winnipeg 25 Tampa Bay 23 Carolina 20 L 13 16 19 19 22 L 17 20 22 24 24 L 21 17 24 24 25 OT 5 7 3 5 8 OT 2 6 7 6 9 OT 4 11 6 5 10 Pts 71 67 65 65 52 Pts 68 62 61 52 51 Pts 60 59 56 51 50 GF 141 173 150 163 126 GF 180 168 162 132 140 GF 149 131 131 148 139 GA 103 157 148 141 150 GA 117 157 174 154 147 GA 149 149 151 176 168

NBA STANDINGS
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Atlantic Division W Philadelphia 18 Boston 14 New York 11 New Jersey 8 Toronto 8 Southeast Division W Miami 19 Atlanta 17 Orlando 16 Washington 5 Charlotte 3 Central Division W Chicago 22 Indiana 17 Milwaukee 11 Cleveland 10 Detroit 7 L 8 10 15 19 19 L 7 9 10 21 22 L 6 8 14 14 20 Pct .692 .583 .423 .296 .296 Pct .731 .654 .615 .192 .120 Pct .786 .680 .440 .417 .259 GB — 3 7 10 1/2 10 1/2 GB — 2 3 14 15 1/2 GB — 3 1/2 9 1/2 10 14 1/2

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BOYS’BASKETBALL El Camino 51,Woodside 43 Woodside 5 18 7 13 — 43 El Camino 10 12 15 14 — 51 WOODSIDE (fg ftm-fta tp) — Hickman 4 2-2 11, Holman 1 0-0 2, Rodriguez 1 1-2 4, Hoffer 4 0-1 9, Ennis 5 2-4 12,Bet 2 0-0 5,Ricks 0 0-1 0.Totals 17 510 43.EL CAMINO — Halal 1 0-0 3,Smith 2 5-6 10, Bitanga 6 4-4 16, Azzopardi 0 1-2 1, Lee 1 0-0 2, Knight 1 1-1 3,White 5 0-1 12,Reilly 1 0-0 2,Mathiesen 1 0-1 2. Totals 18 11-15 51. 3-pointers — Hickman, Rodriguez, Hoffer, Bet (W); Halal, Smith, White 2 (EC). Records — El Camino 8-1 PAL Bay, 19-4 overall;Woodside 4-5,15-8. San Mateo 61,Oceana 45 San Mateo 21 16 17 7 — 61 Oceana 3 18 11 13 — 45 SAN MATEO (fg-ftm-tp) — Brill 0-2-2,Yamauchi 31-8,Murphy 1-0-2,Schrup 7-2-17,Strathearn 2-0-4, Skelton 9-0-20, Bednier 1-0-3, Arevalos 1-1-4, Garcia 1-0-2. OCEANA — Darrel 0-1-1, Dumandon 1-0-2, Zhao 3-0-6, Valdemaro 3-4-10, Valete 1-3-5, Ubaka 7-3-18,Perez 2-1-6.3-pointers — Yamauchi, Schrup, Skelton 2, Bednier, Arevalos (SM); Dumandon,Perez (O).Records — San Mateo 6-1 PAL Lake, 13-10 overall. Burlingame 53,Hillsdale 37 Burlingame 13 12 12 16 — 53 Hillsdale 5 7 12 13 — 37 BURLINGAME (fg-ftm-tp) — F. Ferrari 2-2-6, Feinberg 3-2-9, Winnett 1-0-2, Robles 1-1-3, Haupt 6-2-17,Loew 1-0-2,Graham 5-0-10,Dobson 1-0-2. Totals 20-9-53. HILLSDALE — Hasegawa 1-1-3, Otonari 1-0-2, Vuatalevu 2-0-4, Raghuram 1-0-2, Fodor 3-2-8,Arshad 2-0-4,Houle 2-1-5,Baustista 20-4, McKown 1-0-3, Gomez 0-2-2. Totals 15-6-37. 3-pointers — Haupt 3, Feinberg (B); McKown (H). Records — Burlingame 6-3 PAL Bay, 16-7 overall; Hillsdale 3-5,8-13. Carlmont 16 7 14 11 — 48 South City 7 8 15 12 — 42 CARLMONT (fg ftm-fta tp) — Cox 1 3-4 5,Faulkner 6 2-2 16, Abinader 2 0-0 4, Costello 5 2-6 12, Kaptanoglu 4 3-4 11.Totals 18 10-16 48.SOUTH CITY — Goodman 1 0-0 3, Johnson 2 0-3 4, Elyyan 3 0-2 8, Bautista 1 5-6 7,Reyes 3 1-2 7,Hanhan 3 1-1 8,Subedar 2 1-2 5.Totals 15 8-16 42.3-pointers — Faulkner 2 (C);Elyyan 2,Hanhan,Goodman (SC).Records — Carlmont 4-5 PAL Ocean, 9-13 overall; South City 5-4,11-12. BOYS’SOCCER Menlo School 3,Eastside Prep 2 Menlo goal scorer (assist) — Parker (unassisted), Parker (unassisted), Cooper (unassisted). Records — Menlo School 8-1-3 WBAL. Sacred Heart Prep 1,Pinewood 0 Halftime score — 0-0. Goal scorer (assist) — SHP, Spillane (Mishra).Records — Sacred Heart Prep 100-2 WBAL,13-0-4 overall. GIRLS’SOCCER Notre Dame-Belmont 3, Sacred Heart Cathedral 0 Halftime score — 1-0 Notre Dame.Goal scorer (assist) — ND,Parque (Miller); ND,Veirhaus (Parque); ND,Veirhaus (unassisted).Records — Notre DameBelmont 2-7-3 WCAL,6-9-4 overall. TUESDAY GIRLS’BASKETBALL Eastside Prep 50,Sacred Heart Prep 38 Sacred Heart Prep 10 7 7 14 — 38 Eastside Prep 8 16 13 13 — 50 SHP (fg ftm-fta tp) — Gannon 4 0-0 8, Meg. Holland 1 2-2 4, Suzuki 3 0-1 7, Hemm 1 1-2 3, Cummings 3 0-0 6,Mel.Holland 4 2-4 10.Totals 16 5-9 38.EP — Byers 5 0-2 11,Graham 6 0-2 12,Leu 2 1-4 5, Cunningham 1 1-1 3, Simon 3 1-6 7, Carothers 6 0-0 12.Totals 23 3-15 50.3-pointers — Suzuki (SHP); Byers (EP). Records — Sacred Heart Prep 5-4 WBAL Foothill,15-8 overall. Menlo School 42,Pinewood 33 Pinewood 8 10 6 9 — 33 Menlo School 14 3 18 7 — 42 PINEWOOD (fg ftm-fta tp) — Hing 2 2-2 8,Wang 1 0-0 2,Tamberlin 1 0-0 2,L.Bade 2 0-0 6,G.Bade 2 1-2 7, Mapa 1 0-0 2, Hansen 2 0-0 6. Totals 11 3-4 33.MENLO — Lete 6 2-2 15,Edelman 5 3-6 13,Price 2 2-7 7,Dunn 2 3-4 7.Totals 15 10-21 42.3-pointers — Hing,L.Bade,G.Bade,Hansen 2 (P);Lete,Dunn (MS).Records — Menlo School 5-4 WBAL Foothill, 14-8 overall. Menlo-Atherton 47,Mills 33 M-A 18 7 5 17 — 47 Mills 3 10 11 9 — 33 M-A (fg ftm-fta tp) — LaPorte 2 0-0 6,Roache 0 34 3,Heath 3 4-6 10,Sheeper 3 2-2 8,Jellins 3 2-5 8, Flowers 4 4-5 12. Totals 15 15-22 47. MILLS — Lastofka 2 0-6 4,Arciaga 4 5-5 13,Sui 0 3-6 3,Chang 2 5-8 9,Chin 1 2-4 4.Totals 9 15-29 33.3-pointers — LaPorte 2 (MA). Records — Menlo-Atherton 3-6 PAL Bay,9-14 overall.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division W Detroit 36 St.Louis 31 Nashville 32 Chicago 29 Columbus 15 Northwest Division W Vancouver 33 Minnesota 25 Calgary 25 Colorado 27 Edmonton 21 Pacific Division W San Jose 29 Los Angeles 26 Phoenix 25 Dallas 27 Anaheim 21 L 17 14 17 18 32 L 15 20 22 25 28 L 16 18 21 23 24 OT 2 7 5 7 6 OT 5 8 7 3 5 OT 6 10 8 2 8 Pts 74 69 69 65 36 Pts 71 58 57 57 47 Pts 64 62 58 56 50 GF 176 129 152 171 123 GF 171 122 130 140 143 GF 148 118 143 137 138 GA 131 106 140 163 175 GA 133 136 147 153 162 GA 121 117 143 148 158

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Southwest Division W San Antonio 18 Dallas 15 Houston 15 Memphis 13 New Orleans 4 Northwest Division W Oklahoma City 20 Denver 15 Utah 13 Portland 14 Minnesota 13 Pacific Division W L.A.Clippers 15 L.A.Lakers 14 Phoenix 11 Golden State 8 Sacramento 9 L 9 11 11 13 22 L 5 11 11 12 13 L 8 11 14 14 16 Pct .667 .577 .577 .500 .154 Pct .800 .577 .542 .538 .500 Pct .652 .560 .440 .364 .360 GB — 2 1/2 2 1/2 4 1/2 13 1/2 GB — 5 1/2 6 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2 GB — 2 5 6 1/2 7

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 6,Boston 0 Detroit 4,Edmonton 2 Anaheim 3,Carolina 2,OT Calgary 4,San Jose 3 Thursday’s Games St.Louis at New Jersey,4 p.m. Montreal at N.Y.Islanders,4 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y.Rangers,4 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia,4 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington,4 p.m. Dallas at Columbus,4 p.m. Nashville at Ottawa,4:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended free-agent RHP Rolman Candelario 50 games for testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol under the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with SS Jed Lowrie on a one-year contract.

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Around the world
Sarkozy advises against military strike on Iran
PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy put his reputation as a stalwart friend of Israel on the line Wednesday, warning that military action was no way to deal with nuclearminded Iran at a dinner hosted by France’s main Nicolas Sarkozy Jewish group — and his likely presidential election rival in the audience. In the wake of new U.S. concerns that Israel might strike Iran’s nuclear facilities this spring, Sarkozy reiterated his iron-clad commitment to Israel’s security but emphasized “the solution is never military.” “The solution is political, the solution is diplomatic, the solution is in sanctions,” Sarkozy said, referring to a string of U.N. sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program, which the West fears mask designs to build weapons. “We want the leaders of this country to understand that they have crossed a red line, and to reassure Israeli leaders so that the irreparable is not carried out,” Sarkozy said of possible military action.

GOP: Reverse Obama birth control policy
WASHINGTON — Republicans vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama’s new policy on birth control, lambasting the rule that religious schools and hospitals must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees as an “unambiguous attack on religious freedom in our country.” The White House pushed back in the face of a political firestorm, arguing that Obama was sensitive to the objections and looking for a way to allay the concerns. Democratic women lawmakers put up a united front in defending the administration. “Women’s health care should not depend on who the boss is,” said Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky. The fight over the administration mandate escalated as House Speaker John Boehner accused the administration of violating First Amendment rights and undermining some of the country’s most vital institutions, such as Catholic charities, schools and hospitals. He demanded that Obama rescind the policy or else Congress will. “This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country cannot stand, and will not stand,” Boehner, a John Boehner Catholic and O h i o Republican, said in a floor speech rare for the speaker. The contentious issue has roiled the presidential race and angered religious groups, especially Catholics, who say the requirement would force them to violate church teachings and long-held beliefs against contraception. It also has pushed social issues to the forefront in an election year that has been dominated by the economy. Abortion, contraception and any of the requirements of Obama’s health care overhaul law have the potential to galvanize the Republicans’ conservative base, critical to voter turnout in the presidential and congressional races. Clearly sensing a political opening, Republicans ramped up the criticism.

House Republicans approve line-item veto for president
By Jim Abrams
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WASHINGTON — House Republicans put aside their usual antipathy toward President Barack Obama on Wednesday to give the president, and his successors, the line-item veto, a constitutionally questionable power over the purse that long has been sought by presidents of both parties. A minority of Democrats joined in casting a 254-173 vote in favor of allowing the president to pick out specific items in spending bills for elimination. Currently, the chief executive must sign or veto spending bills in their entirety. The main opposition came from members of the Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for putting together the annual spending bills. They argued that the bill upsets the constitutional separation of powers balance in favor of the executive branch, and that

recent efforts to curtail so-called earmarks in spending bills make the lineitem veto unnecessary. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Barack Obama its prospects are uncertain. In 1996, a Republican-controlled Congress succeeded in giving lineitem veto authority to another Democratic president, Bill Clinton. He exercised that authority 82 times, and although Congress overrode his veto in 38 instances, the moves saved the government almost $2 billion. But in 1998, on a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, saying it violated the principle that Congress, and not the executive branch, holds the power of the purse.

In scientific coup, Russians reach Antarctic lake
MOSCOW — Opening a scientific frontier miles under the Antarctic ice, Russian experts drilled down and finally reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake, an achievement the mission chief likened to placing a man on the moon. Lake Vostok could hold living organisms that have been locked in icy darkness for some 20 million years, as well as clues to the search for life elsewhere in the solar system. Touching the surface of the lake, the largest of nearly 400 subglacial lakes in Antarctica, came after more than two decades of drilling, and was a major achievement avidly anticipated by scientists around the world. “In the simplest sense, it can transform the way we think about life,” NASA’s chief scientist Waleed Abdalati told the Associated Press in an email Wednesday.

EU threatens new sanctions on Syria
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BEIRUT — The European Union will impose harsher sanctions on Syria, a senior EU official said Wednesday, as Russia tried to broker talks between the vice president and the opposition to calm violence. Activists reported at least 50 killed in the regime’s siege of the restive city of Homs. Russia, a close ally of Syria, and the West are pushing down starkly different paths in trying to deal with Syria’s nearly 11 months of bloodshed. After blocking a Western and Arab attempt to bring U.N. pressure on President Bashar Assad to step down, Russia has launched a bid to show it can resolve the turmoil. Moscow is calling for a combination of reforms by the regime and negotiations, without calling for

Assad to go. Its provisions are so far finding no traction with the opposition, which dismisses promises of reform as empty gestures, refuses any negotiations while violence continues and says Assad’s removal is the only option in the crisis. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said outside forces should let Syrians settle their conflict “independently.” “We should not act like a bull in a china shop,” Putin said, according to the ITAR-TASS news agency. “We have to give people a chance to make decisions about their destiny independently, to help, to give advice, to put limits somewhere so that the opposing sides would not have a chance to use arms, but not to interfere.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who met with Assad Tuesday in Damascus, told reporters

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Chocolate’s a challenge for gardening Valentines
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If chocolate’s the thing for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day, why give plain old candy when you can give a chocolate plant (Theobroma cacao)?

THE CHALLENGE OF CHOCOLATE
Growing chocolate from seed is difficult. Fresh, they are covered with what looks like a cottony mass that keeps them properly moist for sprouting. The covering is slimy, though, and starts to rot away as

soon as the seeds are out of the pods. Still, you might want to give the seeds as a gardening challenge, perhaps nestled in a gift box on some moist, real cotton. To sprout, the seeds need warmth and welldrained soil. Fresh seeds are available online at Montosgardens.com and Organicfarm.net. A chocolate plant that’s up and growing makes a more dramatic gift than a few seeds snuggled in cotton. (Plants are widely available online.) But caring for an already growing chocolate plant is still a challenge. Chocolate is native to the tropical lowlands of Central and South

America within 20 degrees on either side of the equator. There, neither the temperature nor the humidity ever drops much below about 70. Contrast such tropical conditions with those in the average home in winter. Yes, indoor temperat u r e s m i g h t hover at around 70, although many of us let the temperature drop at night. A bigger

problem is humidity, which typically is less than 40 percent indoors in winter. Frequently misting the plant, standing the pot in a saucer of pebbles and water, and clustering it close to other plants all help to bring the humidity up. Chocolate naturally grows as an understory tree, and even under cultivation is grown in shade. So providing sufficient light does not present much of a problem in growing a potted plant indoors.

The plant won’t tolerate a dark room, though. Direct your Valentine to set the plant at a sunny window, which in midwinter in more northerly latitudes receives about the same amount of light as a shaded tree near the equator. As winter progresses and the northern sun loops higher in the sky, the plant needs to be pulled back from the window to keep the leaves from burning. An indoor chocolate plant appreciates an annual vacation to the “tropics.” Give it something close by moving it outdoors in dappled

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Valentine’s gifts for the hip guy
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Valentine’s Day gift shopping for the man in your life? New, guy-oriented Web sites such as Ploomy, Gent Supply Co. and Ask Men offer some ideas — as well as advice and information for the modern man on everything from managing money and dressing to impress, to learning about classic films, cleaning a bathroom and choosing a quality libation. Anthony Doctolero, who founded Ploomy (“real solutions for men who want to arrive — ahead of schedule”), suggests this gift for the young and hip: “Even the most spartan bachelor pads we’ve been in lately had at least one piece of artwork up,” he notes. “Artwork’s a great gift to express individualism and taste,” says Doctolero. “Get him something on canvas. It’s a major step up from all those movie posters he’s got rolled up in the closet from his dorm room days. If you opt for a printed poster, then get something with style

and frame it.” Chicago-based graphic artist Jenny Beorkrem designs striking posters depicting the neighborhoods of several cities, at a price that leaves room for a great frame. Gent Supply Co. is the new brother site for online gift retailer delight.com. It offers “classic goods for the modern gentleman — who cooks, cleans, plays hard and understands a bit of style.” Among the goods: Anthony Chrisp’s Dart coat hooks in chromed steel. Oregonbased Resource Revival has a Bike Chain Bowl and Cog Desk Clock made of recycled bicycle parts, with a modern industrial vibe. Eco-conscious fellows might appreciate RuMe’s water-resistant tote bags. Sold in sets of three, in solids or patterns such as a keypad, pinstripe or necktie, they’re perfect for Saturday shopping. Gent’s also has a Scottish leather Dopp kit with water resistant liner that would make a lasting gift. Chances are your dad or grandpa had one of these, reminiscent of the toiletry kits handed out to servicemen during WWII. Add a nice badger hair shave

brush in a clever blue, anodized travel case that twists closed. Very Don Draper. Got a game buff on your hands? Clear the room of clutter and wires with Brookstone’s X-rocker wireless pedestal chair. It has 65 feet of wireless reach, headrest speakers and a comfy seat. Get the TV positioned in style with Restoration Hardware’s new easel stand, which allows a 42-inch or larger TV to be mounted at different heights, within a small room footprint. Doctolero also suggests giving wine. Uncommon Goods has a sleek, wall-mounted, steel wine rack that would fit even tiny apartments. Lumens stocks the Wine Knot, a compact, practical and great-looking table rack molded of birch and walnut plywood. And finally, for the man locked to his laptop, Imm-Living’s nifty PVC USB plugs come in fun styles like feathers, spectacles and clenched fists. Lorena Agolli’s Byte laptop cases play off the Apple logo with different food motifs with a man-sized chomp taken out of them.

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shade each summer to bask in buoyant air and high humidity.

SEED HARVEST IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
So much for growing chocolate; what about eating it? With good growing conditions, football-shaped pods a half-foot to a foot long will pop right out of the trunk or stems within about five years for a seed-grown plant, a couple of years for a nursery-bought plant.

But this is not a fruit to pluck right off the tree and chomp on. First, there’s the hard shell. Second, the seeds — called cacao beans at this point — taste like “chocolate” only after some processing. Cacao beans are converted to cocoa, then chocolate, by first letting the slimy covering ferment as the beans are piled together and kept warm for about a week. After a few more days of drying, the chocolatey flavor starts to emerge. Next, the seeds are roasted at about 270 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours. Finally, they’re ground up and treated with alkali to remove bitterness. Defatted and powdered, you have “cocoa”; with some fat, sweetener, and other ingredients such as milk, you

have various kinds of “chocolate.”

A TASTE OF HISTORY
Use of chocolate goes back to the Mayans, who considered it a gift from their god of air, Quetzalcoatl. The Spanish were the first Europeans to get hold of chocolate pods and, 50 years later, figured out what to do with them. After harvest begins, you might want to snuggle up with your Valentine and sip hot chocolate from this 16th century Spanish recipe: Combine 50 cacao beans with a chili pepper pod, a quarter pound of sugar, and some anise, rose blossoms, cinnamon, almonds and hazelnuts. Grind to a paste, add a cup of boiling water, and serve hot and steamy. Sweet.

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Ask a Designer: Let your home do your wooing
By Melissa Rayworth
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their gal pal become their spouse in the future.”

Could a few changes to your living space help you land the perfect mate? Good decorating can’t guarantee happy romance, of course. But if a new date finds your home appealing, he or she is more likely to spend time there — which means spending time with you. And if your home expresses your personality, you and your date can discover more quickly whether you’re compatible. Fortunately, it’s not expensive to make your space more date-friendly, says interior designer Betsy Burnham. The goal isn’t to redecorate; you’re simply presenting your home at its best. With Valentine’s Day approaching, Burnham and interior designers Brian Patrick Flynn of decordemon.com and Kyle Schuneman of Live Well Designs share advice on making a new date’s visit a successful one.

INFUSE YOUR PERSONALITY
Burnham suggests decorating your main living area with items that reveal something about your personality or experiences. Arrange a stack of your favorite books on a coffee table. If you play an instrument, consider displaying it. “If you’re out of the room, these things tell your date something about you,” she says. “They’re a jumping-off point for conversation.” Schuneman encourages clients to decorate with items collected during their travels, either from exotic places or closer to home.

CREATE A LOUNGE SPACE
“Since the kitchen is where most guests seem to feel the most comfortable, I like to turn small kitchens into more intimate, lounge-like gathering spaces, where conversation and flirtation is encouraged,” Flynn says. “In a small condo, I covered all of its walls with $8-per-square-foot glossy black penny rounds (tiles), and added three chrome-andcrystal pendants,” he says. “Then I brought in barstools upholstered in a red-and-white chinoiserie fabric, which had a bit of a Vegas feel, but still had enough traditional flair to remain classic.”

CLEAN UP
“The obvious things really are worth saying here: Cleanliness is free, and it’s appreciated,” Burnham says. “Do all the dishes before the Soft textures will make a chair or sofa more inviting, and a fluffy rug can delight guests who person arrives. Scrub the sinks. Clean out the will be taking off their shoes. fridge. If you don’t want to do your laundry, get a couple of beautiful baskets and throw Random House, says many of his younger LAYER ON THE STYLE clients focus on the visual without considyour laundry in there.” “Just like a great person has many layers to Schuneman suggests walking through your ering the sounds, scents and feel of their home as if you were a stranger, assessing it living space. People often think decorating their personality, a well-layered room speaks room by room to see what needs cleaning up “is just about paint on the walls,” he says, volumes,” Flynn says. “In my own living or adjusting. What is outdated and isn’t you “but it’s really about creating an experi- room, I layered texture everywhere, including grasscloth on the walls, a linen print on the anymore? What might give the wrong ence.” Soft textures will make a chair or sofa draperies, a nubby tweed on the upholstery, impression? Every room matters. Even if your guest more inviting, and a fluffy rug can delight and a thick charcoal wool shag.” Guests, he won’t be entering your bedroom, they may guests who will be taking off their shoes. says, are “instantly drawn to the space, and glimpse it on the way to the bathroom. So Candles or fresh flowers can make the scent end up staying for hours on end just relaxing make your bed, and consider what the room of a room more appealing, whether the fra- and unwinding.” One option for bachelors: “I’ve been upholgrance is crisp and energizing or soothing. says about you. And music isn’t the only way to set a stering guys’ walls with pinstripe suit fabric,” “When single people are getting to know one another, you can really tell a lot about mood or banish silence, Schuneman says. Flynn says. “It packs sex appeal, and can remain should who they are from their more private quar- “Maybe it’s the crackling of a fireplace” ters,” Flynn says. “I often use prints in bed- that helps create a good atmosphere. rooms, either on the walls behind a bed or near the bed, in the form of wallpaper or LIGHT CAREFULLY fabric. Someone with more traditional Burnham likes to light rooms with table prints may be a bit more old-fashioned and lamps or floor lamps when guests visit. If reserved, whereas someone with bold geo- you must use overhead lights, she advises metric prints may be much more daring.” dimming them to avoid glare. “People want to feel that they look their FEED ALL FIVE SENSES best, and you want your things to look as Schuneman, who wrote “The First good as they can,” Burnham says. Apartment Book,” due out in August from “Overhead lights flatter no one.”

ADD FRESH TOUCHES
All three designers suggest adding just a few new details to energize your space. For minimal expense, you can brighten your sofa with new throw pillows or add fresh hand towels to the bathroom, Burnham says. Scout around for sales and buy a beautiful, oversize bowl to display fresh fruit in your kitchen, or a new vase for flowers. Don’t worry that you’ll come on too strong, she says. “Men, it doesn’t mean you’ve gone completely off the deep end for someone if you buy fresh flowers. It just means you’re making an effort.”

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Unfortunately for Nietzel, the Rock’em Sock’em Robots didn’t make the cut. The unfettered access to Costa’s goods left Neitzel like, well, like a kid in a candy store. “She found stuff I forgot I even had,” said Costa, a self-professed lover of clutter. Postel said the exhibit is a particularly great catch because it is local. “This is a very cool collection. There are some very interesting private collections in San Mateo County and it’s wonderful to be given the chance to enjoy one. It shows the eclectic nature of people,” Postel said. As Neitzel and Blair worked to get the exhibit ready for its Feb. 14 debut, Costa stole the opportunity to wind up a metal helicopter that circles a base. He’d never turned it on before. “I don’t have the time,” he joked. With as big a store he has, it is no wonder. Costa’s foray into toy collection began when he bought a carload of trains to sell at the office supply store he opened in 1965. The items did “OK” he said but they also launched his fondness for antique toys. “I don’t go hunting or golfing. I go buying,” he said. And he’s not kidding. His wife placed a sign on his desk saying “Sell what you have, then buy more,” he said. But he’s undeterred. “If I like it, I buy it,” he said. His collection has grown so large and so well-known he no longer visits garage sales himself; people bring in items. The store also draws those who simply want to look as well as school trips. Lending out his toys to exhibits, like one focused on board games and game shows at San Francisco International Airport and the upcoming show at the history museum, is another way to share, Costa said. “I love having people being able to see grandmother drove them from Palo Alto to Half Moon Bay in her BMW because he has a suspended license. Valdez reportedly grew angry at the slow speed and pushed down his grandmother’s right leg to accelerate the vehicle. The frightened woman tried pulling into a Shell gas station for help but Valdez yanked her from the driver’s seat and threw her into the passenger side. When the woman tried leaving the vehicle, Valdez allegedly punched her in the face several times and kept her inside. A witness at a nearby 7-Eleven called 911, alerting a deputy sheriff who spotted the car on State Route 92. The deputy reported seeing Valdez grab his grandmother’s hair and slam her head against the passenger window several Roberts said, “Task forces of this nature are a crucial component for local law enforcement to effectively address violent crime and narcotic trafficking in their communities.” The defendants were charged with various drug trafficking crimes in at least 15 different grand jury indictments and criminal complaints. Most of the charges were filed under seal on Jan. 31 and unsealed Wednesday. In addition to the 27 arrested Tuesday, six other defendants are fugitives, Haag said. She said money, drugs, firearms and cars were seized in the searches. Haag said the FBI agents who helped to carry out Tuesday’s arrests and searches came from FBI SWAT teams in South San Francisco’s policy allows for trustees to be excused. In the bylaw cited for the resolution going before the board Thursday, there is no limitation for such excuse. Other rules discussing reasons that could cause a vacancy allow for up to a year for someone called to serve in the military. There is no time limit when it comes to medical reasons. One consideration is experience. Hoch has been on the board since 1990, something that can be a benefit. it and this [exhibit] takes them back in childhood,” Costa said. Some of that childhood shows just how toys can differ than modern counterparts fitted with safety labels. A junior jigsaw came with a note saying it is completely safe for children because the motor is fully encased, Neitzel said. No comment, though, on that exposed blade. An electric 1929 porcelain Lionel stove and oven is in perfect working order — and perfectly heats up to 600 degrees. Postel is fond of the Tonka toys, maybe a concession to the fact his brother always had them, and happily points out the “James Bond” car on a flatbed truck in the tune-up section. Slightly larger vehicles, including pedal car, fire truck and airplane, will also figure prominently. The fire truck and its fellow engine models are accompanied by a clear photo of Burlingame Fire Department engine driving down the street in 1939. The public will be able to see some of the toys in motion. The Lionel train will be on a motion sensor and Miss Friday is being rewired so viewers can turn her on with a button. Others, like a mint condition Erector set will be off limits. Costa and the others concede its too bad the exhibit can’t be more interactive but protecting the integrity of the toys, many which carry hefty price tags, is a priority. But maybe the signs explaining the hands-off request can add another memory from childhood: being told to look and not touch. The San Mateo County History Museum is at 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and free for children 5 and under. For more information call 299-0104 or visit ww.historysmc.org times before he was able to stop the car. The woman jumped from the vehicle, yelling for help, according to the deputy’s report. The deputy also reported finding .05 grams of heroin in the car’s central console. The woman told authorities Valdez never hit her and did not want her grandson arrested. Defense attorney Rachel Holt could not be reached for comment. At the time of his arrest, Valdez had several prior run-ins with the law. He was convicted twice of driving on a suspended driver’s license and once for driving while intoxicated. He was acquitted of misdemeanor domestic violence and a 2009 misdemeanor battery case was dropped by the District Attorney’s Office in the interest of justice. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland, Phoenix and Las Vegas, she said. She said federal and state agencies participating in the two-year investigation were the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the California Highway Patrol. Local agencies that joined in the investigation included the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the East Palo Alto, Fremont, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Newark, Oakland, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Santa Clara and Stockton police departments. “Shirlee Hoch is a great asset to SSFUSD and our community. Shirlee has shown unstinting dedication to the welfare of our students. Her expertise in analyzing our school district’s budgets has provided invaluable oversight on the public’s behalf,” said Jolene Malfatti, California School Employees Association president for the district. The board meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 9 Community Health Screening. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Senior Focus, 1720 El Camino Real, Suite 10, Burlingame. Complete cholesterol profile, blood glucose testing and consultation with a nurse to discuss the test results and lifestyle modification including exercise, healthy diet, weight management, stress reduction and smoking cessation. Pre-registration required. $25 for seniors ages 62 and above. $30 for those under age 62. For more information or to pre-register call 6963660. San Mateo Narfe Chapter 1317 Meeting. 11:30 a.m. Beresford Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. There will be a guest speaker talking on all the classes San Mateo Adult School offers. For more information call 345-5001. Civil Harassment Restraining Orders. San Mateo County Law Library, 710 Hamilton St., Redwood City. Noon. Learn more about civil harassment restraining orders at this free lecture presented by Adam Kent, Esq. For more information call Karen Luke at 363-4913. Movies for School Age Children: ‘Air Bud.’ 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Movie is rated G and lasts 89 minutes. Free popcorn from Whole Foods will be available before the movie. Free. For more information call 522-7838. We Love Bookworms Fundraiser. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fair Oaks Library, 2510 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Sponsored by Redwood City Library. Only $40,000 is needed to put the Fair Oaks Library Campaign for Books over the top. For more information visit rclfdn.org. Anima Exhibition. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fibre Arts Design Studio, 935 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto. Join us for our opening reception. For more information call 485-2121. San Francisco Chronicle Columnist and outdoorsman Tom Stienstra. 7 p.m. Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Tom Stienstra will describe his 70-mile expedition across the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Free. For more information call 558-7444. Breaking the stigma: Teen selfesteem. 7 p.m. La Entrada Middle School, multi-use room, 2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park. Presented by Adolescent Counseling Services with panelists and keynote speaker Roni Gillenson. Free. For more information visit acs-teens.org. Arrowsmith Program info night. 7 p.m. Associated Learning and Language Specialists, Inc., 1060 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City. The Arrowsmith Program is now offered through the ALLS Cognitive Center. Based on neuroscience research, The Arrowsmith Program can help improve reading, math, attention, listening and more. Seats must be reserved. For more information visit allsinc.com or call 6319999. Elks Lodge Nomination of Officers. 7:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 920 Stone Gate Drive, South San Francisco. Calling ELKS No. 2091 South San Francisco for nomination of officers. Election of officers to take place on Feb. 23. For more information call 589-4030. Hillbarn Theatre presents ‘Social Security.’ 8 p.m. Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. $35. For more information call 3496411 or visit www.HillbarnTheatre.org. FRIDAY, FEB. 10 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. Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ takes over Hillsdale Shopping Center. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Hillsdale Shopping Center kicks off the release of the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ with a special Kids Club event. Children are invited to meet the star of the upcoming movie. For more information call 345-8222. A General Art Show. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Betty Weber Gallery, South San Francisco Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco. The exhibit features two-dimensional works of art by local and Bay Area artists. Free. For more information call 829-3800. Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. 7 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Daughters age 3 to 12 welcome. Refreshments of snacks, desserts and beverages will be provided. Photographs and corsages will be available for an additional fee. $20 per couple. For more information and to register visit belmont.gov or call 595-7441. The Marvelous Wonderettes. 8 p.m. Coastal Repertory Theatre, 1167 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Bring the entire family to this irresistible musical comedy! The Wonderettes perform again with high-octane and soulful renditions of classic tunes from the ’60s. Show runs through March 3, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information call 5693266. Hillbarn Theatre presents ‘Social Security.’ 8 p.m. Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. $35. For more information call 3496411 or visit www.HillbarnTheatre.org. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cha Cha Cha. 9 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $10. For more information call 369-7770 or visit tickets.foxrwc.com. Bail and Jail. Cameron’s Restaurant, 1410 S. Cabrilla Highway, Half Moon Bay. Help raise funds for juvenile delinquency intervention programs. For more information contact Gigi Carter at gcarter@smcgov.org. SATURDAY, FEB. 11 Blood Drive. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. Hosted by the Foster City Lions Club. The Lions will welcome you and serve a complimentary continental breakfast. Must weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. Free. For more information call Wendy at (415) 5179117 or email wtheisen@bloodcenters.org. A General Art Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Betty Weber Gallery, South San Francisco Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco. The exhibit features two-dimensional works of art by local and Bay Area artists. Free. For more information call 829-3800. Love on the Run. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flywheel Press, 307 Seventh Ave., San Mateo. Participants will attend an open house where they compose original love notes on antique typewriters. Each note is left with a recipient’s address and hand-delivered by volunteers on Valentine’s Day. Limited to the San Mateo and Burlingame city limits. Free. For more information visit loveontherunproject.com. Memory and Aging: Use It or Lose it! 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. A program for those interested the loss of memory associated with aging. Free. For more information email conrad@smcl.org. Memory and Aging: Use it or lose it. 10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1100 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free. Moira Fordyce, MD, will discuss and answer any questions related to memory loss. Rabbit Day. 11 a.m. to noon. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Sation Lane, Atherton. The public is invited to come on by to meet some rabbits. Learn about their care and male a simple craft. 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Grown-up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection” will see actual toys juxtaposed with large black-and-white photographs from the time period showing the jobs the toys represent in action. Each is grouped under headings like “Under investigation, “All aboard” and “Time for a tune-up.” One wall showcases playing house; another looks at science. Others highlight construction, fire safety and transportation. Costa, 83, and a fan of the wind-up toys particularly likes a small “chef cook” figurine because it flips eggs. Above, a 1986 photo entitled “Pat and Earl Schmidt at an auxiliary barbecue” shows a man similarly adorned in chef’s gear. He also likes a small pink and blue mechanical laundry press machine known as a mangle. That’s because users often caught their fingers in its workings, he said. “You go into any Italian basement and you’d find one of these,” Costa said, explaining how they were used for sheets and pillow cases. This joining of toys and history is the goal for Neitzel, Blair and Historical Association President Mitch Postel. As for that Miss Friday? She’s in the “Under Investigation” section, near a photo of a Belmont police dispatcher using a computer keyboard. Curator Dana Neitzel and Deputy Director Carmen Blair conceived the idea for the exhibit while touring Costa’s San Bruno store looking for pieces for the museum’s permanent collection. By the time they left, the theme was in mind and the challenge became winnowing down a collection far too big for a numerical label — the best Costa can say is it includes 10,000 Hot Wheels and matchbox cars — into a more manageable size.

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Lisa Novak gave Valdez three years for each count but ordered they be served concurrently. The District Attorney’s Office is happy with the outcome, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti. Valdez’s grandmother reportedly refused medical attention at the scene last September and has since maintained Valdez did not harm her. However, witnesses and law enforcement tell a different story. Authorities reported that at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Valdez’s

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called the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis said at a news conference at the Federal Building in San Francisco, “This operation resulted in a significant blow against the scourge of gangs, drugs and violence in our communities. “I’m very confident today’s operation will impact violence for this year and next year,” Davis said Wednesday. Menlo Park Police Chief Bryan

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CASE# CIV 510737 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 ELEANOR FRANCES KENASTON TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Jennifer Geballe filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Eleanor Frances Kenaston Proposed name: Eleanor Frances Geballe 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 23, 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: 01/11/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 01/10/2012 (Published 01/19/12, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248464 The following person is doing business as: 1) San Gregorio Gardens, 2) Phoenix Ranch and Equestrian Center, 7365 Stage Rd., SAN GREGORIO, CA 94074 is hereby registered by the following owner: Catherine Chenoweth, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/11. /s/ Catherine Chenoweth/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/18/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248261 The following person is doing business as: Good Feeling, 233 S. Maple Ave #31, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owners: Simon and Shereen Barakat, 2905 Santos Lane #2333, Walnut Creek CA 94597. The business is conducted by an a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Simon Barakat / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 1/4/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12). CASE# CIV 511057 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 Ling-Hsin Chan TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Ling-Hsin Chan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Ling-Hsin Chan Proposed name: Cindy Linghsin Chan Tam 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 March 6, 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: 01/17/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 01/17/2012 (Published 01/26/12, 02/01/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12)

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SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE The City Council of the City of Millbrae, at its meeting on January 24, 2012, introduced an Ordinance entitled: ORDINANCE TO ADD CHAPTER 6.05 TO THE MILLBRAE MUNICIPAL CODE PROHIBITING THE DISTRIBUTION OF SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS AND PROHIBITING THE FREE DISTRIBUTION OF RECYCLED CONTENT PAPER BAGS BY RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS AND TO AMEND SECTION 1.05.020 TO DESIGNATE ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL The proposed Ordinance regulates the use of single-use carryout bags to reduce the amount and visibility of litter associated with the bags and encourages the use of reusable bags. The Ordinance prohibits the distribution of single-use plastic and free paper carryout bags from "retail establishments" for point-ofsale purchases, and requires a minimum of a $0.10 charge for recycled content paper bags and reusable bags. Retail establishments include any commercial establishment that sells perishable or nonperishable goods and is located or doing business in the City of Millbrae, but food vendors (restaurants), dry cleaners and non-profit charitable organizations are exempt businesses. The Ordinance requires that paper bags have a minimum of 40% postconsumer recycled content with no use of old growth trees, and be 100% recyclable. Certain protective bags are exempt, such as bakery item bags, meat and produce bags, pharmaceutical bags, flat greeting card bags, dry cleaning bags and bags that hold live plants or small hardware items. The bag charge would not apply to customers using the California Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly food stamps). All five members of the City Council, to wit Councilmembers Papan, Holober, Gottschalk, and Lee and Mayor Colapietro, were present and voted in favor of the introduction of this Ordinance. The Ordinance will be presented to the City Council for a second reading and enactment at the February 14, 2012, City Council meeting. This Summary was prepared by the City Attorney in accordance with Government Code Section 36933(c)(1). Dated: February 9, 2012 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL Angela Louis City Clerk 2/9/12 CNS-2256179# SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL

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203 Public Notices
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248031 The following person is doing business as: Vlad Handyman, 131 Elm St., #205, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Volodymyr Yerokhin, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Volodymyr Yerokhin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/13/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248706 The following person is doing business as: KB Grease Trap Services, 1024 Cypress Ave., #3, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kenny R. Balibrera, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Kenny R. Balibrera / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/01/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248348 The following person is doing business as: Nor Cal Athletics, 611 S. B St., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Shane Boley, 34888 Seacliff Terr., Fremont, CA 94555. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A /s/ Shane Boley / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/09/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248783 The following person is doing business as: Belmont Systems, 2713 S. Norfolk St #303, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Camy Yam, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Camy Yam / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/07/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248557 The following person is doing business as: Palatewise, 1040 Atkinson Lane, So. San Francisco, CA 94025 is hereby registered by the following owner: Ann Dawson, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Ann Dawson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248555 The following person is doing business as: Illusion, 152 Romney Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Dickson Lim, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Dickson Lim / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248543 The following person is doing business as: 1)Kavalry, 2)Kavalry.co, 3723 Haven Ave., Suite 128, Menlo Park, CA 94025 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kavalry, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/01/2011. /s/ Andrew Chen / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/23/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248362 The following person is doing business as: Handmade 4 Hope, 2226 Hamilton Ave., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Danielle N. Rose, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Danielle N. Rose / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/10/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248036 The following person is doing business as: EZ Clean Industries, 1683 Rosita Rd., PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby registered by the following owner: Teresa Mendoza, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Teresa Mendoza/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/13/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248292 The following person is doing business as: Flowers N More, 609 Gloria Court, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Amilcar Gutierrez Villeda, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Amilcar Gutierrez / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/05/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248650 The following person is doing business as: Anne Mellenthin Design, 52 Labumum Rd., ATHERTON, CA 94027 is hereby registered by the following owner: Anne Mellenthin, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Anne Mellenthin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/30/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248640 The following person is doing business as: Leydig Learning, 125 Dale Ave., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Erika Leydig, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Erika Leydig / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/30/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248563 The following person is doing business as: Oh Snap!, 1170 Foster City Blvd. #204, FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jocylyn Opiana, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012 /s/ Jocylyn Opiana / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12).

203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 511060 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 Husni Salem Jabari TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Husni Salem Jabari filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Husni Salem Jabari, AKA Husni S. Jabari Proposed name: Frank Palmer 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 Feb. 29, 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: 01/23/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 01/20/2012 (Published 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12) CASE# CIV 511107 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 Michele Diane Quigley TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Michele Diane Quigley filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Michele Diane Quigley Proposed name: Michele Diane QuigleyBorg 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 March 7, 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: 01/23/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 01/20/2012 (Published 01/26/12, 02/01/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT of USE of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #M-237843 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Kaigan Sushi #2, 773 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in County on 03/10/10. The business was conducted by: Sin Li Tang, 1764 Royal Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401. /s/ Sin Li Tang / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 01/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12).

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CASE# CIV 511298 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 Aleksandra M. Parker & Dominic Baldini TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Aleksandra M. Parker & Dominic Baldini filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Milan Mandaric-Baldini Proposed name: Milan Mandaric Baldini 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 March 6, 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: 01/24/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 01/20/2012 (Published 01/26/12, 02/01/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12) CASE# CIV 511441 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 Colin Fairbaim Brinkley TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Colin Fairbaim Brinkley filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Colin Fairbaim Brinkley, aka Colin Fairbaim Proposed name: Colin Fairbaim Fairbaim 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 March 21, 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: 02/06/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/02/2012 (Published 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248435 The following person is doing business as: Grom Publishing House, 150 Fallen Leaves Dr, HILLSBOROUGH, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Alexander Beilin, same address. The business is conducted by an an Individual The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 11/17/2011. /s/ Alexander Beilin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 1/13/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248412 The following person is doing business as: Yellow Rose Secondhand Boutique, 104 El Camino Real, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Rose Lee, 156 Spuraway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Rose Lee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/12/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12).

210 Lost & Found
FOUND AT Chase Bank parking lot in Burlingame 3 volume books "temple" and others 650 344-6565 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: SMALL diamond cross, silver necklace with VERY sentimental meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12 (650)578-0323. LOST: Center cap from wheel of Cadillac. Around Christmas time. Chrome with multi-colored Cadillac emblem in center. Small hole near edge for locking device. Belmont or San Carlos area. Joel 650-592-1111.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248694 The following person is doing business as: 1) Messinger Marketing Group, 2) Sharing Life Memorials, 449 Wisnom Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Katherina Messinger, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Katherina Messinger / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/01/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248525 The following person is doing business as: Marquez Video Productions, INC., 1311 Claremont Dr., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Marquez Video Productions, INC., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/01/2004 /s/ Joaquin Marquez / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/23/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12).

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

296 Appliances
BISSELL UPRIGHT vacuum cleaner clear view model $45 650-364-7777 CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 HOVER WIND tunnel vacuum. Like new $60 (650) 697-1724 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 WHIRLPOOL WASHING MACHINE used but works perfectly, many settings, full size top load, $90., (650)888-0039

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248760 The following person is doing business as: Golden Lotus Freight Forwarder, 2049 S. El Camino Real, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Golden Lotus Antiques, INC, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/06/2012 /s/ Mei Chih Chen Mao / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248323 The following person is doing business as: West Portal Sales, 156 Santa Inez Ave. #4, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Solmadrid Vazquez, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Solmadrid Vazquez / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/19/12, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12).

297 Bicycles
INSTEP HALF bike for child, mounts onto adult bike. $15. Like new. (650)5743141

298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My Head" See: http://tinyurl.com/4y38xld 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 65 USED European Postage Stamps. Many issued in the early 1900s. All different and detached from envelopes. $5.00. 650-787-8600 85 USED Postage Stamps All different from 1920's - 1990's. Includes air mail stamps and famous Americans stamps. $4 SOLD ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS (650)345-1111 bag $30.each,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248467 The following person is doing business as: Commutecast, 642 Alhambra Rd., SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Mark Elpers, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Mark Elpers / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/18/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/19/12, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248393 The following person is doing business as: MR P. Limited, 1512 Kentfield Ave., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 is hereby registered by the following owner: Gary Petrini, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 12/07/2011. /s/ Gary Petrini / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/11/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/19/12, 01/26/12, 02/02/12, 02/09/12).

BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags attached, good condition. $10 each or 12 for $100. (650) 588-1189 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 GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo $10 (650)692-3260

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298 Collectibles 302 Antiques
VINTAGE FISHING LURES - (10) at between $45. & $100. each, CreekChub, Helin Tackle, Arbogast, some in original boxes, (650)257-7481

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304 Furniture
BASKET CHAIR with cushion. Comfy, armchair-size, new! $49., SOLD! BASSET LOVE Seat Hide-a-Bed, Beige, Good Cond. Only $30! 650-766-9553 BEAUTIFUL DINNER set service for 12 excellent condition, SOLD! BEAUTIFUL ORIENTAL Table. 32" by 32" 12" legs, Rosewood, Lightweight, $75 650 871-7200 BOOKSHELF $10.00 (650)591-4710 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53”X66”, $29., (650)583-8069 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

304 Furniture
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 HAND MADE portable jewelry display case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648. LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size $15., (650)368-3037 MIRROR, NICE, large, 30”x54”, $25. SSF (650)583-8069 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 OVAL DINING Room table " birch" finish with 2 leaves 4 chairs $100 (650) 593-7026 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

307 Jewelry & Clothing
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

310 Misc. For Sale
ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10) Norman Rockwell and others $10 each 650-364-7777 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD hardback books. 4 at $3.00 each or all for $10., Call (650)341-1861 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 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 BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 650-344-8549 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BEAUTIFUL LAMPSHADE - cone shaped, neutral color beige, 11.5” long X 17” wide, matches any decor, never used, excellent condition, Burl, $18., (650)3475104 BIRD FEEDER 3" high, free standing, sturdy, and never used $15 (415) 333-8540 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW1 $12.,

COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 JOE MONTANA signed authentic retirement book, $39., (650)692-3260 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., SOLD 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. SOLD

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 TRINITRON 37" TV with Remote Good Condition $65 call 650 596-9601 TOSHIBA 42” LCD flat screen TV HD in very good condition, $300., Call at (650)533-9561 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

308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”, 4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70. (650)678-1018 CLICKER TORQUE Wrench, 20 - 150 pounds, new with lifetime warranty and case, $39, 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 CRAFTSMAN ARC-WELDER - 30-250 amp, and accessories, $350., (650)3410282 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

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

300 Toys
BILINGUAL POWER lap top 6 actividaes $18 650 349-6059 RADIO-CONTROL SAILBOAT: Robbie model. Power: Futaba’s ATTAK, 75.750 mghz.Excellent condition, ready to use. Needs batteries. $70.00 650-341- 3288

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

309 Office Equipment
ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER Smith Corona $60. (650)878-9542 OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379

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

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 130 ADULT mags for sale, playboy, penthouse and foreign and over a dozen adult vhs movies.$25 for all, (650)5743141 1970 TIFFANY style swag lamp with opaque glass, $59., (650)692-3260 21 PIECE Punch bowl glass set $55., (650)341-8342 21-PIECE HAIR cut kit, home pro, Wahl, never used, $25. (650)871-7200 29 BOOKS - Variety of authors, $25., (650)589-2893 3 CRAFT BOOKS - hardcover, over 500 projects, $40., (650)589-2893 3 FLOORBOARDS: for 8’ INFLATABLE: Our boating days over. Spar-Varnish, very good condition; Stored inside. All:$10.00 (650)341-3288 30 DISNEY Books $1.00 each 650 368-3037 4 IN 1 stero unit. CD player broken. $20 650-834-4926 4 WHEEL Nova walker with basket $100 (sells new for over $200) SOLD! 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 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

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 FOAM SLEEP (650)591-4710 roll (2)-$10.00/each

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Honda Insight, e.g. 7 Like some mus. keys 10 Bale filler 13 2000s New Hampshire senator John 14 Be up against 16 Roth of “Inglourious Basterds” 17 Where pros play 19 Vital statistic 20 Actress Kudrow 21 Word with the 57Across in 10Down 23 Woolen caps 26 “This American Life” host Glass 28 Like some silverware 29 Prefix with meter 30 Lists of priors 32 Man of the cloth 34 Mean mutt 35 She, at sea 38 En route to the mechanic 39 Permit 40 Twangy guitarist Eddy 41 Word with the 57Across in 25Down 42 In great shape 43 Spot on a horse 44 Signed up 47 Hear here 48 Wish 50 Cleveland pro, for short 51 Dreyer’s brand, east of the Rockies 52 Olympics participant 54 Far from fatty 56 Actress Charlotte 57 Night sky feature, and hint to a fourletter sequence hidden in 17Across and 10and 25-Down 62 Short, for short 63 Dry run 64 Peter of “My Favorite Year” 65 100% 66 Dallas opening? 67 Stout DOWN 1 Dallas closing? 2 Trophy, often 3 “Dear Yoko” dedicatee 4 Home perm features 5 One opposed 6 Word with the 57Across in 17Across 7 Scratch 8 Ill-fated brother 9 Gin flavoring 10 Like most valentines 11 Aquarium gunk 12 Right-of-way sign 15 Put on ice 18 Org. promoted by Betty White 22 Relishes, as gossip 23 Talking point 24 Hersey’s bell town 25 Ammo for a simple cannon 27 Buddhist monk, e.g. 30 Steinbeck’s “Cannery __” 31 Marching syllable 33 It shines on the Seine 36 Cabinet design feature 37 __ of the realm: noblemen 39 Lucy of “Ally McBeal” 40 Pa 42 Stewed 43 Work on film 45 Aquafresh rival 46 Locker room supply 48 Alfalfa’s sweetie 49 Net sales? 51 Belgian avantgarde painter James 53 Facility 55 Mercury or Saturn, e.g. 58 GPS offering 59 One of the small fry 60 Bent piece 61 Juan Carlos, to his subjects

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

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307 Jewelry & Clothing
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

FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking daisies, green & white, 22”x26”, $50., (650)592-2648 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 HARDBACK BOOKS - Complete set, 6 volumes, by Winston S. Churchill, 2nd WW, published 1948-1953, great condition, dustjackets, $90.all, (650)347-5104 HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, perfect condition $65 650 867-2720 JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS - 3 hardback @$3. each, 5 paperbacks @$1. each, (650)341-1861 JANET EVANOVICH (4) hardback books $3/each (8) paperback books $1/each 650-341-1861 LARGE PRINT. Hard Cover. Mystery Books. Current Author. (20) $2 each 650-364-7777 LIMITED QUANTITY VHS porno tapes, $8. each, (650)871-7200 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 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 PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant) with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books

381 Homes for Sale

381 Homes for Sale

BANK OWNED HOMES
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RACCOON TRAP 32" long by 10" wide 12" high $25 650 365-1797 REPLACEMENT WALL Heater Louisville Tin; Model Cozy #W255A Natural Gas, New, never used $350.00 obo SOLD

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TENT $30.00 (650)591-4710

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310 Misc. For Sale
SESAME STREET toilet seat excellent condition $12 650 349-6059 SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712 SHOWER POOR custom made 48” x 69” $70 (650)692-3260 SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors with divider $50.00 (650) 743-9534. 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 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 WALL LIGHT fixture - 2 lamp with frosted fluted shades, gold metal, great for bathroom vanity, never used, excellent condition, $15., Burl, (650)347-5104 WINE CARBOYS, 5 gal. $5 ea., have 2 Daly City (415)333-8540

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316 Clothes
LADIES FAUX 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 LEVIS MEN’S jeans - Size 42/30, well faded, excellent condition, $10., (650)595-3933 MAN’S SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981 MENS DRESS SHOES - bostonian casual dress tie up, black upper leather, size 8.5, classic design, great condition, $60.,Burl., (650)347-5104 MEN’S PANTS & SHORTS - Large box, jeans, cargos, casual dress slacks, 34/32, 36/32, Burl, $85.all, (650)3475104 MENS SHIRTS - Brand names, Polos, casual long sleeve dress, golf polo, tshirts, sizes M/L, great condition, Burl, $83., (650)347-5104 Brown.

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322 Garage Sales

470 Rooms
DALY CITY furnished bedroom all utilities included. 6 months lease off Gellert Blvd (650) 245-4988 HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660

625 Classic Cars
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

670 Auto Parts
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., SOLD. FORD SMALL block, high performance, aluminum manifold $75., (650)574-3141 FORD TWO barrel carborater, motorcraft. $30., (650)574-3141 GOODYEAR EAGLE RSA tire. 225x70R15 brand new, mounted on 95 caprice rim $60., (650)574-3141 HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 HOLLY FOUR barrel carborater, 850 vaccum secondaries. $100., (650)5743141 HOLLY FOUR barrel carborater, 650 vaccum secondaries. $60., (650)5743141 HOLLY FOUR barrel carborater, 750 double pumper, manual secondaries. $90., (650)574-3141 HONDA CIVIC FRONT SEAT Gray Color. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno. 415-999-4947 PONTIAC TRIPOWER manifold $50., (650)574-3141 RADIATOR FOR 94-96 chevy caprice/impala. $75., (650)574-3141 TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

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

Rooms For Rent
Clean Quiet Convenient Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom Microwave and Refrigerator 950 El Camino Real San Carlos

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

$49 daily + tax $294-$322 weekly + tax

Travel Inn, San Carlos

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.

(650) 593-3136
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620 Automobiles 335 Rugs
AREA RUG - 8x8 round, 100% wool pile, color ivory, black, fiber 97% wood, 3% silk, country style, Burl, $40., (650)3475104 76 PORSCHE sportmatic NO engine with transmission $100 650 481-5296

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! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200 ads@smdailyjournal.com
BMW ‘02 325ci, fully loaded, black leather interior, auto, heated seats, new tires, much more! 112K miles. $9,400. (650)692-7916 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)344-9117 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

NANCY'S TAILORING & BOUTIQUE Custom Made & Alterations 889 Laurel Street San Carlos, CA 94070 650-622-9439
NEW BROWN LEATHER JACKET- XL $25., 650-364-0902 REVERSIBLE, SOUVENIR JACKET San Francisco: All-weather, zip-front, hood. Weatherproof 2-tone tan.; Inner: navy fleece, logos SF & GG bridge. $20.00 650-341-328 VINTAGE CLOTHING 1930 Ermine fur coat Black full length $35 650 755-9833

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

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

672 Auto Stereos

670 Auto Service HILLSDALE CAR CARE call (650) 345-0101 254 E. Hillsdale Blvd. San Mateo
Corner of Saratoga Ave. “WE FIX CARS” Quailty Work-Value Price Ready to help

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

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 HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500.00 private owner, (650)349-1172 HOHNER CUE stick guitar HW 300 G Handcrafted $75 650 771-8513 PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110. (650)376-3762

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

340 Camera & Photo Equip.
SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-T-50 - 7.2 MP digital camera (black) with case, $175., (650)208-5598

Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

MB GARAGE, INC. 2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

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

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

(650)349-2744
MERCEDES BENZ REPAIR Diagnosis, Repair, Maintenance. All MBZ Models Elliott Dan Mercedes Master Certified technician 555 O'Neil Avenue, Belmont 650-593-1300

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

379 Open Houses

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

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

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

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

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

ONLINE AUCTION of Pickup Trucks, Vans, a Box Truck, AC Fittings and Jobox Tool Boxes Located in Redwood City, CA Online-only auction Tuesday, February 14. Onsite inspection Monday February 13.

& Paint Expert Body and Paint Personalized Service
411 Woodside Road, Redwood City 650-280-3119

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650-697-2685

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.

316 Clothes
49ER SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992 BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great condition $99. (650)558-1975 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129

Going to the highest bidders regardless of price. More info at WestAuction.com or call 800-499-9378

A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

SAN CARLOS AUTO SERVICE & TUNE UP 760 El Camino Real San Carlos (650)593-8085 670 Auto Parts

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

440 Apartments
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 REDWOOD CITY- 1 Bedroom, all electric kitchen, close to downtown, $1095./month, plus $700 deposit. Call Jean (650)361-1200.

SUTTON AUTO SALES Cash for Cars
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.

2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno 650-588-1946 4 1996 aluminum lincoln rims, 16x7 inches $60., (650)574-3141 CADILLAC CHROME factory wheels 95 thru 98 Fleetwood $100 650 481-5296 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

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

322 Garage Sales

THE THRIFT SHOP 50% off ALL SWEATERS
Open Thurs. & Fri 10-2:00 Sat 10-3:00 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401

650-854-8030
LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining $35. (650)868-0436

470 Rooms
Menlo Park. $500/month plus groundskeeping. (650)322-0189

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

COTTAGE FOR RENT

(650)344-0921

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Hardwood Floors

Construction

Gutters

Hauling

Moving ARMANDO’S MOVING
Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsula’s Personal Mover Commercial/Residential

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Additions & Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath remodeling, Structural repair, Termite & Dry Rot Repair, Electrical, Plumbing & Painting.

AM/PM HAULING
Haul Any Kind of Junk Residential & Commercial Free Estimates! We recycle almost everything! Go Green!

Call Joe (650)722-3925

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Great Service at a Reasonable Price

Cleaning Services

Residential & Commercial Carpentry & Plumbing Remodeling & New Construction Kitchen, Bath, Structural Repairs Additions, Decks, Stairs, Railings Lic#836489, Ins. & Bonded All work guaranteed Call now for a free estimate
Kevin@belmontconstructionca.com

BELMONT CONSTRUCTION

(650) 548-5482
neno.vukic@hotmail.com
Lic# 728805

Handy Help Decks & Fences

Interior & Exterior Reasonable Rates Quality Workmanship Guaranteed Free Estimates

CRAIG’S PAINTING
(650)553-9653
Lic# 857741

16+ Years in Business

650-766-1244

• Move in/out • Steam Carpet • Windows & Screens • Pressure Washing
www.menascleaning.com

State License #377047 Licensed • Insured • Bonded Fences - Gates - Decks Stairs - Retaining Walls 10-year guarantee Quality work w/reasonable prices Call for free estimate (650)571-1500

MARSH FENCE & DECK CO.

HOUSE REPAIR & REMODELING HANDYMAN Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Rem, Floor Tile, Wood Fences,Painting Work Free Estimates

CHEAP HAULING!
Light moving! Haul Debris! 650-583-6700

Francisco Ramirez (650)504-4199

Excellent References Free Written Estimates Top Quality Painting

Honest and Very Affordable Price (415)895-2427

MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT
LICENSED & INSURED
Professional | Reliable | Trustworthy

MORALES
HANDYMAN
Fences • Decks • Arbors •Retaining Walls • Concrete Work • French Drains • Concrete Walls •Any damaged wood repair •Powerwash • Driveways • Patios • Sidewalk • Stairs • Hauling • $25. Hr./Min. 2 hrs.

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

PAYLESS HANDYMAN

Lic. 957975

JON LA MOTTE
Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

PAINTING
(650)368-8861
Lic #514269

(650)771-2432 RDS HOME REPAIRS
• General Home Repairs • Improvements • Routine Maintenance

Quality, Dependable Handyman Service

Free Estimates 20 Years Experience (650)921-3341 (650)347-5316
Doors
30 INCH white screen door, new $20 leave message 650-341-5364

MARIO DEL CARPIO PAINTING
Over 20 years experience Interior & Exterior Commercial & Residential Insured & Bonded Free Estimates Lic# 720411

(650)573-9734
www.rdshomerepairs.com

Call Today (650)207-6830

SENIOR HANDYMAN
“Specializing in Any Size Projects”

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

Electricians

Painting/Waterproofing Drywall Repair/Tape/Texture Power Washing-Decks, Fences No Job Too Big or Small

MTP

ALL ELECTRICAL SERVICE

(650)201-6854
Hardwood Floors

Interior Design

Lic.# 896174

Call Mike the Painter

650-322-9288
for all your electrical needs
ELECTRIC SERVICE GROUP

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

(650)271-1320

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

HARDWOOD FLOORING

Affordable Move In & Move Out Special. Discount first time cleaning Commercial & Residential Free estimates www.roseshousecleaning.com

ROSE’S HOUSE CLEANING

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

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

Landscaping

Plumbing

(650)847-1990
Concrete

Hauling Gardening
ANGEL TRUMPET VINE - wine colored blooms, $40., SSF, Bill (650)871-7200

$69 TO CLEAN
ANY CLOGGED DRAIN! Sewer trenchless Pipe replacement Replace sewer line without ruining your yard

4 STARS CONCRETE INTERLOCK PAVERS
Retaining Wall, Fencing, Landscaping, Stamped Concrete, Driveway, Pool Deck, Asphalt, Blocks & Foundation Residential & Commercial Call Lusa or Ben

(650) 898-4444
Lic#933572

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

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

NORDIC TREE SERVICE
ALL WORK GUARANTEED

Bonded and Insured, Lic# 747709

(650) 921-5555 (714) 391-7005

(650)315-4011 Gutters

MTR, INC. CONSTRUCTION (650)201-9161
Painting -Interior & Exterior Electrical
Lic@ 965267

O.K.’S RAINGUTTER
Gutter Cleaning - Leaf Guard Gutter & Roof Repairs Custom Down Spouts Drainage Solutions 10% Senior Discount
CA Lic# 794353/Insured

jorges_handyman@yahoo.com

FREE ESTIMATES Jorge Sr. (650) 465-6019 Jorge Jr. (650)518-2512

Notices
NOTICE TO READERS: California law requires that contractors taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor or materials) be licensed by the Contractor’s State License Board. State law also requires that contractors include their license number in their advertising. You can check the status of your licensed contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking jobs that total less than $500 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

(650)556-9780

Bathrooms & Kitchens Concrete & Drainage Insured & Bonded Affordable Rates

Additions & Remodeling

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Attorneys

Divorce

Food

Health & Medical

Jewelers

Needlework

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

YOU HAVE OPTIONS

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Senior Meals, Kids Menu www.nealscoffeeshop.com

NEAL’S COFFEE SHOP
1845 El Camino Real Burlingame

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

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

MEDICAL SPA

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

LUV2 STITCH.COM
(650)571-9999
Pet Services

DIVORCE CENTERS OF CALIFORNIA
Obtain a divorce quickly and without the hassle and high cost of attorneys.

(650)692-4281 SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE

(650)697-3339
SLEEP APNEA We can treat it without CPAP! Call for a free sleep apnea screening 650-583-5880 Millbrae Dental

Beauty

KAY’S HEALTH & BEAUTY
Facials, Waxing, Fitness Body Fat Reduction Pure Organic Facial $48. 1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae (650)697-6868

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

UNCONTESTED

Crowne Plaza
(650)570-5700

DIVORCE

Jewelry & Watch Repair 2323 Broadway Redwood City

650.347.2500
520 So. El Camino Real #650 San Mateo, CA 94402

(650)364-4030

All natural, byproduct free pet foods! Home Delivery
www.boomerangpetexpress.com

BOOMERANG PET EXPRESS

(650)989-8983
Legal Services LEGAL DOCUMENTS Real Estate Loans
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 Affordable non-attorney document preparation service Registered & Bonded Divorces, Living Trusts, Corporations, Notary Public

www.divorcecenters.com

SUNSHINE CAFE
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner 1750 El Camino Real San Mateo (Borel Square)

Let the beautiful you be reborn at PerfectMe by Laser
A fantastic body contouring spa featuring treatments with Zerona®, VelaShape II™ and VASER®Shape. Sessions range from $100$150 with our exclusive membership! To find out more and make an appointment call (650)375-8884

Se habla Español
I am not an attorney. I can only provide self help services at your specific directions

TOENAIL FUNGUS?
FREE Consultation for Laser Treatment

(650)357-8383
THE AMERICAN BULL 14 large screen HD TVs Full Bar & Restaurant
www.theamericanbull.com

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

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

Food AYA SUSHI The Best Sushi & Ramen in Town 1070 Holly Street San Carlos (650)654-1212 What everybody is talking about! South Harbor Restaurant & Bar
425 Marina Blvd., SSF

Insurance

Marketing

1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza

(650)652-4908
Fitness

AARP AUTO INSURANCE
Great insurance Great price Special rates for drivers over 50 650-593-7601 ISU LOVERING INSURANCE SERVICES 1121 Laurel St., San Carlos

GROW
YOUR SMALL BUSINESS Get free help from The Growth Coach Go to www.buildandbalance.com
Sign up for the free newsletter

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

BURLINGAME perfectmebylaser.com

DOJO USA
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

Seniors
A NO COST Senior Housing Referral Service

FIND OUT!

World Training Center

Massage Therapy

www.dojousa.net
731 Kains Ave, San Bruno

ASIAN MASSAGE
New Customers Only For First 20 Visits Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm 633 Veterans Blvd., #C Redwood City

(650)589-9148

$48 per Hour

(650)589-1641 Furniture

Assisted Living. Memory. Residential Homes. Dedicated to helping seniors and families find the right supportive home.

(650)787-8292

GOT BEER? We Do!
Holiday Banquet Headquarters

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

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

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

BARRETT INSURANCE

(650)556-9888

AFFORDABLE
24-hour Assisted Living Care located in Burlingame

GRAND OPENING! ASIAN MASSAGE
$50 for 1 hour $5 off for Grand Opening!
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City 7 days a week, 9:30am-9:30pm

Angel Spa

Mills Estate Villa & Burlingame Villa
- Short Term Stays - Dementia & Alzheimers Care - Hospice Care

Health & Medical

GOUGH INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
www.goughinsurance.com

(650)363-8806

Grand Opening

RED CRAWFISH
401 E. 3rd Ave. @ S. Railroad redcrawfishsf.com
San Mateo 94401

CRAVING CAJUN? (650) 347-7888 GULLIVER’S RESTAURANT

Dental Services
DR. SAMIR NANJAPA DDS
Family Dentistry & Smile Restoration UCSF Dentistry Faculty Cantonese, Mandarin & Hindi Spoken 650-477-6920 320 N. San Mateo Dr. Ste 2 San Mateo

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C. 650-231-4754 177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo BayAreaBackPain.com
Blurry Vision? Eye Infections? Cataracts? For all your eyecare needs.

BACK, LEG PAIN OR NUMBNESS?

(650)342-7744
CA insurance lic. 0561021 HEALTH INSURANCE

GRAND OPENING!
CRYSTAL WAVE SPA
Body & Foot Massage Facial Treatment

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

1205 Capuchino Ave. Burlingame

Paying too much for COBRA? No coverage? .... Not good! I can help.

(650)558-1199
SUNFLOWER MASSAGE
Grand Opening! $10. Off 1-Hour Session!

LASTING IMPRESSIONS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY

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

PENINSULA OPHTHALMOLOGY GROUP
1720 El Camino Real #225 Burlingame 94010

John Bowman (650)525-9180
CA Lic #0E08395

(650)692-6060 HOUSE OF BAGELS SAN MATEO
OPEN EVERYDAY 6:30AM-3PM Bagels,Santa Cruz Coffee, Sandwiches, Wifi, Kids Corner Easy Parking

(650) 697-3200

Jewelers

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

1482 Laurel St. San Carlos

Cypress Lawn 1370 El Camino Real Colma (650)755-0580 www.cypresslawn.com
STERLING COURT ACTIVE INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING Tours 10AM-4PM 2 BR,1BR & Studio Luxury Rental

(650)508-8758

General Dentistry for Adults & Children
DR. ANNA P. LIVIZ, DDS 324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401
--------------------------------------------------(Combine Coupons & Save!).

HAPPY FEET MASSAGE
2608 S. El Camino Real & 25th Ave., San Mateo
$30.00/Hr Foot Massage $50.00/Hr Full Body Massage

KUPFER JEWELRY We Buy Coins, Jewelry, Watches, Platinum, & Diamonds.
Expert fine watch & jewelry repair. Deal with experts. 1211 Burlingame Ave. Burlingame www.kupferjewelry.com

(650)638-9399

TRANQUIL MASSAGE
951 Old County Road Suite 1 Belmont 650-654-2829

680 E. 3rd Ave & Delaware

650-344-8200
850 N. El Camino Real San Mateo

(650)343-5555
(Reg. $189.)

(650)548-1100

sterlingcourt.com

$69 Exam/Cleaning $69 Exam/FMX
(Reg. $228.)
New Patients without Insurance Price + Terms of offer are subject to change without notice.

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

JACK’S RESTAURANT

STRESSED OUT?

IN PAIN?
Sessions start from $20 Call 650-235-6761 Will Chen ACUPUNCTURE 12220 6th Ave, Belmont www. willchenacupuncture.com

I CAN HELP YOU

(650)589-2222
JacksRestaurants.com

(650) 347-7007

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Coins

Dental Gold

Jewelry

Watches

Platinum

Diamonds

1211 Burlingame Ave
Expert Fine Watch & Jewelry Repair

$50
OFF ANY
ROLEX SERVICE OR REPAIR
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• Deal With Experts • Quick Service • Unequal Customer Care • Estate Appraisals • Batteries

(650) 347-7007
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm

www.BestRatedGoldBuyers.com