Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012 • Vol XII, Edition 162

Caltrain to HSR: Stick to ‘blended system’
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board wants Rail Authority to ditch four-track proposal
By Bill Silverfarb

Caltrain is no longer willing to pursue a four-track full buildout project on the Peninsula for the state’s high-speed rail system, choosing instead to support a “blended” system that will minimize property takings and be less

costly to build. “The blended system is the only approach we are willing to embrace,” according to a letter from Caltrain sent to the California High-Speed Rail Authority yesterday. The letter was in response to the Bay Area to Central Valley

draft program environmental impact report. In January, Caltrain sent a similar letter in response to the rail authority’s updated draft business plan that stated the project level environmental review for the San Jose to San Francisco segment of the line

should only evaluate the blended system, as first proposed by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, Assemblyman Rich Gordon, DMenlo Park, and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, nearly a year ago. “Our capacity analysis of the blended system shows that it is operationally feasible,” said Seamus

Murphy, Caltrain’s government affairs manager. “The blended system has been embraced and we are working on appropriate design options with the community.” The blended system proposal will have high-speed trains share Caltrain’s current two-track system with the addition of some passing

See RAIL Page 20

Burlingame post office will be sold
Location key to downtown plans
By Heather Murtagh

Brothers Michael and Aleks Tosun are restaurant owners and world-class musicians.They are producing an album in Turkish that will be released later this year.Below: Cemali’s album cover.

Brothers in life
Local restaurant owners also world-class musicians
By Bill Silverfarb

Burlingame’s downtown will soon have a key piece of property on the market, the main post office. Earlier this month, the sale of the Burlingame Main Post Office, 341 Lorton Ave., was approved by postal officials, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman James Wigdel. A timeline for selling the property as well as the relocation process, which requires a public meeting, has yet to be set. But the announcement could be good news for Burlingame officials who have long eyed the central downtown property. The Burlingame Post Office is about 13,400 square feet but only 4,100 square feet is needed,


The Burlingame Main Post Office was approved for sale earlier this month.
said Wigdel. “The plan is to relocate all retail and P.O. Box operations currently housed in the Burlingame Main Post

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Aleks and Michael Tosun have a passion for everything they do and they do many things together like serve up tasty burgers at their Belmont restaurant. The brothers opened Godfather’s Burger Lounge about two years ago to rave reviews and are now set to reignite another shared passion — their love of world music.
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Now both in their 40s, the brothers were once considered one of Turkey’s most promising alternative bands dating back to the mid-1990s, even having one of their songs banned from radio there for lyrics critical of the Turkish government. Their band, Cemali (with the “C” pronounced as a “J”), is now in the middle of producing an album they hope will be both a hit in Turkey and here in the United States.

City tweaks code enforcement rules
By Bill Silverfarb

See CEMALI, Page 20

Code enforcement violators in San Mateo could face criminal charges for actions that were previously just punishable by fines after the City Council approved an ordinance amending the city’s munici-

pal code last night. The vote was not unanimous, however, as Councilman Robert Ross stood against the ordinance’s passage citing concerns about how the violations will be enforced. Going forward, any violators of

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Thought for the Day
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
— President George Washington (1732-1799)

This Day in History


The first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.

In 1784, a U.S. merchant ship, the Empress of China, left New York for the Far East to trade goods with China. In 1862, Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, was inaugurated for a six-year term following his election in November 1861. In 1865, Tennessee adopted a new constitution which included the abolition of slavery. In 1909, the Great White Fleet, a naval task force sent on a round-the-world voyage by President Theodore Roosevelt, returned after more than a year at sea. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge delivered the first radio broadcast from the White House as he addressed the country over 42 stations. In 1935, it became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House. In 1940, the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) was enthroned at age 4 in Lhasa, Tibet. In 1959, the inaugural Daytona 500 race was held; although Johnny Beauchamp was initially declared the winner, the victory was later awarded to Lee Petty. In 1967, more than 25,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, aimed at smashing a Vietcong stronghold near the Cambodian border. (Although the communists were driven out, they later returned.) In 1973, the United States and China agreed to establish liaison offices. In 1980, the “Miracle on Ice” took place in Lake Placid, N.Y., as the United States Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets, 43. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.) In 1987, pop artist Andy Warhol died at a New York City hospital at age 58; talk-show host David Susskind was found dead in his Manhattan hotel suite; he was 66.


Preparations begin for The Academy Awards inside and outside of the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.The awards ceremony will take place Sunday at 5 p.m.on ABC.
They spent five years developing the ice cream flavor before it was released. *** Do you know how many cups in a pint? How many pints in a quart? How many quarts in a gallon? See answer at end. *** Shedd Aquarium in Chicago claims to be the world’s largest indoor aquarium. One of the features at the aquarium is a 90,000-gallon tank. *** The Monterey Bay Aquarium opened on Oct. 20, 1984. The aquarium has 550 different species of animals and plants on display. Sea otters are one of the most popular attractions. *** Sea otters wrap themselves in kelp when they are resting. *** Kelp is a type of brown algae. Kelp forests grow along rocky coastlines. The kelp holds to the rocky bottom with root-like structures called holdfasts. Long strips of kelp grow toward the surface of the water, with gas bladders at the top that keeps the kelp upright. *** Seaweed is a staple in the Japanese diet. Various types of seaweed are used for cooking. Kombu is a large type of seaweed that is used in soup. Wakame is usually sold in dried form. Nori are thin, dried seaweed sheets used in many sushi dishes. *** Things to say to the sushi chef: “Oishii” means delicious. “Arigato” means thank you. “Domo arigato gozaimasta” is a very polite form of thank you, said after the conclusion of the meal. *** In Japan, baseball is the nation’s bestattended spectator sport. Nippon Professional Baseball, similar to Major League Baseball, has a Central League and a Pacific League. The baseball season consists of 140 games, and ends with the Japan Series Championship. *** The first Godzilla movie in 1954, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” was filmed in black and white on a small budget. Godzilla was a mutant beast as a result of nuclear war. The film met with success in the United States, in part because the film’s American distributor added footage that featured Raymond Burr (1917-1993) as an American reporter in Tokyo. *** The television series “Perry Mason” ran from 1957 to 1966. Raymond Burr is most famous for his role as the lawyer in the series. Perry’s secretary was Della Street, played by Barbara Hale (born 1922). Perry was also assisted by private detective Paul Drake, played by William Hopper (1915-1970). *** Answer: There are two cups in a pint. There are two pints in a quart. There are four quarts in a gallon.
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Actress Drew Basketball Hall of Actor Paul Barrymore is 37. Famer Julius Lieberstein is 45. Erving is 62. Announcer Don Pardo is 94. Actor Paul Dooley is 84. Hollywood “ghost singer” Marni Nixon is 82. Movie director Jonathan Demme is 68. Actor John Ashton is 64. Actress MiouMiou is 62. Actress Julie Walters is 62. Actress Ellen Greene is 61. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 60. White House adviser David Axelrod is 57. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 53. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 49. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 46. Actress Jeri Ryan is 44. Actor Thomas Jane is 43. Actress Tamara Mello is 42. Actress-singer Lea Salonga is 41. Actor Jose Solano is 41. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang is 40.

In 1924, Dr. Ralph C. Smedley established a club that promoted sociability and provided practice in the art of public speaking. The group took the name “Toastmasters.” By 1930, there were so many Toastmasters clubs that a federation was formed to provide a standard program. *** The first commercially successful toaster was introduced in 1909. The first “pop-up” toaster was developed in 1926. It was called the Toastmaster. *** Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the first bread slicer. He started working on it in 1912 and, in 1928, finally designed a machine that sliced and wrapped the bread. The first loaf of sliced bread was sold in a bakery in Battle Creek, Mich. By 1933, 80 percent of all bread was sold pre-sliced. *** Humans have been eating raised breads for more than 6,000 years. *** Ben & Jerry’s introduced Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream in 1991.

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“We didn’t do anything wrong ...We were following direction from a subpoena and the family attorney who knew what was going on did not inform them.”
— Coroner Robert Foucrault

Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


Family claims coroner mishandled son’s body parts
By Michelle Durand

Police reports
Cheating death
A pack of cigarettes were taken from a commercial building on the 900 block of Ralston Avenue in Belmont before 4:19 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

The parents of a 30-year-old man killed in a car crash nearly four years ago claim the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office was neglectful in sharing his brain with a private pathologist in a wrongful death suit, causing severe distress to the devoutly Jewish couple and flying in the face of the office’s established procedures. But Coroner Robert Foucrault said his office followed established protocol and state law when responding to a wrongful death lawsuit subpoena for Steven Wolkoff’s brain and that the real fault lies with the family attorney who did not communicate the legal demand to his parents. “We didn’t do anything wrong ... We were following direction from a subpoena and the family attorney who knew what was going on did not inform them,” Foucrault said. Jayme Burns, an attorney for Jerald and Sandra Wolkoff, said the subpoena called for examination of the coroner’s information and did not direct the office to create or hand over tissue slides of his brain. “The coroner should have given them a copy of his report. Instead, the coroner handed over custody of my clients’ remains and allowed them to be turned into 20 slides,” Burns said. The Wolkoffs sued Foucrault in 2010 for violation of California statutes governing remains and neglect. A judge tossed the first part but the second, neglect, will come under scrutiny this morning when the county asks that it also be dismissed. In particular, the Wolkoffs argue Foucrault and his office failed a duty of care and were neglectful by being indifferent to their devout faith which considers dissection for reason not urgent or medical “a matter of shame and gross dishonor,” the suit states. The suit also argues state law allows fam-

Grand theft. A laptop computer was taken on the 1000 block of El Camino Real before 6:11 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. Stolen vehicle. A vehicle was taken on the 100 block of Burlingame Avenue before 9:43 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Grand theft. Luggage was taken from hotel guests, which contained an iPhone, iPad and cash on the 1200 block of Bayshore Highway before 9:28 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. DUI. A man was arrested for driving under the influence on the 1100 block of El Camino Real before 2:21 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Petty theft. A cellphone was taken on the 1000 block of Cadillac Way before 9:04 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Grand theft. A laptop computer, passport and money were taken from a hotel guest on the 1800 block of Bayshore Highway before 11:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

ilies to object for cultural or religious reasons to the release of a body for an autopsy by defendants in a wrongful death action. “This is a very big issue for me, maybe because there are so few chances left for me to fight for my son. I can’t have him back but I want all of him,” said mother Sandra Wolkoff in statement released through her attorneys. Wolkoff said she feels dismissed by those involved. The Wolkoffs did not learn that their son’s brain had been kept and sliced into 20 pieces until reviewing evidence for a civil trial. Adding insult to injury, their lawyers say, the Coroner’s Office has a next-of-kin notification policy enacted after another mother sued over the retention of her deceased son’s heart. That policy was “carelessly disregarded” in the Wolkoffs’ case, according to their lawyers. Foucrault disagrees, saying the two cases are completely different. Selina Picon’s lawsuit against Foucrault and the county was ultimately dismissed and Foucrault said his office was following the law in the Wolkoff case by abiding by a subpoena. Steven Wolkoff died June 21, 2008 in a vehicle crash on Highway 1 that also killed another 21-year-old man. During his autopsy, pieces of his neck and brain stem were retained as part of standard procedure. The following June, the Wolkoffs sued several parties in their son’s death including American Medical Response and San Mateo County. As part of the defendants’ preparing to pinpoint when Wolkoff died against the

suit claiming medics failed to revive him, AMR subpoenaed records and pathology slides/tissue blocks. Burns said none existed at the time and that Foucrault’s office without permission or consent gave the privately retained pathologist access to the brain which was then portioned out. During a May 2010 deposition of county autopsy surgeon Dr. Peter Benson, the Wolkoffs learned that their son’s brain was not buried with his body. The Wolkoffs would not have given Foucrault permission to keep or share the brain if asked, Burns said. “This is not a matter of no harm, no foul,” Burns said. The county hired an outside attorney for the case but Deputy County Counsel David Levy, who is familiar with the details, echoed Foucrault’s claims that the family attorney was the breakdown in communication, not the Coroner’s Office. Levy also said the suit comes after the Wolkoffs have sued other entities, like AMR and the county, who have “deeper pockets.” The suit with AMR settled and another against the county claiming the road was dangerous is on appeal. The Wolkoffs also still hope to have their son’s brain returned to them once the suits are settled. “Eventually, my clients would like to bury it,” Burns said.
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Theft. A theft occurred on Alameda de las Pulgas before 12:16 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Vandalism. A vehicle was vandalized on Lake Road before 7:51 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. Burglary. Items were taken from a locker at a residence on Alameda de las Pulgas before 3:11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Vandalism. The driver side window was smashed and two dents were made in the door of a vehicle on Foster City Boulevard before 8:26 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Bike theft. A bicycle was taken on Beach Park Boulevard before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Prop.8 backers seek review of gay marriage case
SAN FRANCISCO — The backers of California’s same-sex marriage ban petitioned a federal appeals court Tuesday to review a split decision by three of its judges that struck down Proposition 8, opting for now to avoid taking their chances before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lawyers for the religious and legal groups behind the ban beat a midnight deadline to ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the 2-

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Espino worked for the doctor more than a decade and he completely trusted her with his financial duties, prosecutors say. However, they also say between May 20, 2007 and Aug. 31, 2009, Espino began writing checks to herself, taking a total more Jenny Espino than $79,000 through 50 checks. The doctor reportedly did not learn of the taking until he was unable to pay his bills and risked closing his business and losing his home. Smith does not deny his client took some money “inappropriately” but said it falls short of the amount alleged which will be a point at sentencing. Her employer was aware of and signed some of the checks even though he now disputes the authorization, Smith said. Smith also said Espino was pressured by a con man to take the money. He finagled his way into her family affairs, leading her to believe he would help her get a new kidney for her sister, and ultimately began threatening violence if she did not take the money, Smith said. However, a duress defense only works if it is an immediate threat and his client’s failure to escape the situation means he could not use that argument before a jury, Smith said. The District Attorney’s Office charged her with embezzlement and excessive taking rather than for each individual check because the amounts involved and possible sentencing boiled down to essentially the same, Guidotti said. Espino is free from custody on a $10,000 bail bond. She returns to court April 10 for sentencing. Whether she receives the full 16 months or a lesser term is likely dependent on her attitude and how much of the money she can pay back, Guidotti said. Smith said he does not know if Espino will be able to make any of the restitution. She has no prior criminal history in San Mateo County.

Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


Woman admits embezzling from doctor
By Michelle Durand

Local Briefs
Police nab suspect in residential burglary
A suspect connected to a Sunday burglary on the 1600 block of Sixth Avenue has been arrested, according to Belmont police. The victim reported that a man had broken into his apartment and removed miscellaneous jewelry and electronics, according to police. During the investigation, information was obtained indicating the possible suspect was Nicholas Dillon, a 27-year-old Foster City resident. At about 1:35 a.m., as part of the investigation, Belmont police contacted the Foster City Police Department and learned that at that moment, Dillon was being detained for investigation of driving under the influence, according to police. Belmont investigators responded to the scene of the traffic stop in Foster City and recovered items that had been stolen in the burglary from Dillon’s vehicle, according to police. Dillon was subsequently cited by Foster City police for DUI and booked into the San Mateo County Jail by Belmont police on a charge of possession of stolen property.

The former office manager for an elderly Burlingame doctor spent two of her 10 years of service embezzling more than $79,000, putting him at risk of losing his business and home, according to prosecutors who planned to try her this week. But instead of facing a jury, Jenny Jacqueline Espino, 40, is facing up to 16 months in prison after pleading no contest yesterday to felony embezzlement. Defense attorney Chuck Smith said the resolution is actually a year jail term under the new realignment rules. Espino settled her case on what was the sixth setting of her trial since first being arraigned in June 2010. In return for her plea, prosecutors dropped another charge of identity theft. The resolution is a “pretty good settlement,” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti.

Event to highlight Black History Month
By Heather Murtagh

Celebrating Black History Month can be more exciting than reading from a text. On Wednesday evening, the Black Parents Association of the San Mateo Union High School District is hosting the Black History Extravaganza. The free family event will feature live drumming, Afro-Brazilian dance, spoken word, melodic singing and a talk by CSM ethnic studies professor Frederick Gaines. Food will also be available, with all proceeds benefiting scholarships offered by the Black Parents Association. Event organizer Medina McKinney wanted the event to be engaging for the 5-yearold who was first being exposed to the topic as well as the 70-year-old grandmother attending with her family who can relate to

the history being shared. “Families can come together and enjoy food and education as well as looking through the past,” McKinney said. The event not only highlights Black History Month, but also offers an introduction for many to the Black Parents’ Association of the San Mateo Union High School District, a parent association made up of parents, legal guardians, teachers and friends of high school students. The group is dedicated to cooperatively promoting quality education for black students and enriching their high school experience. “I am looking forward to a spectacular event,” said Kimya Cotton, secretary of the Black Parents Association of the SMUHSD. “Events such as this help bring a positive rapport to our community. We want our youth to be inspired. This is an opportunity to educate them on the importance of self worth and the history

of our ancestors. Black History is not just one month out of the year, it is every day.” Cotton continued that the event isn’t just about black history but also developing unity amongst the youth and community throughout the district. Working together, the group helps prepare students for college by providing information about college, resources about the high school experience, college scholarships and application support, and offering academic achievement awards. The event doubles as an opportunity to raise funds for the group’s scholarships. The Black History Extravaganza will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the San Mateo High School cafeteria, 650 N. Delaware St., San Mateo. For more information contact Medina McKinney at

Shots fired into occupied home
A home in San Mateo was fired upon early Tuesday morning but no one was injured, according to police. Police responded to the 2300 block of South Norfolk Street at about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday on reports of shots fired in the area and found several shell casings in the street and bullet holes in a residence on the block. The area was canvassed, however, but no suspects were located, according to police. The initial investigation appears to indicate that the residence was targeted by the suspects and was not a random act, according to police. Anyone with information on the incident should call police at (650) 522-7650.

• San Carlos Mayor Andy Klein will hold office hours to meet with residents about whatever is on their minds. No appointment is necessary. Klein’s door will be open 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.

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Nadine Frances (Mion) Trefz
Nadine Frances (Mion) Trefz, daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and friend peacefully died Feb. 17, 2012 at home. Born June 23, 1946 in San Francisco. Nadine is survived by her children; Greg (Josie), Jeff (Christine), Kathi, Judy (Bob) and grandchildren; Mikayla and Jenna Spooner, Jasmine, Angelina, Aidan and Jamieson Trefz. She will be missed by all who knew her. A celebration of her life will take place 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Chapel of the Highlands on El Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive in Millbrae.


Alice Lundry
Alice Lundry, born Alice Beatrice Carmone in Bristol, R.I. Nov. 14, 1919, the eighth of 10 children. She graduated from high school, worked as a telephone operator and, on Aug. 4, 1943 married Wallace Turner Lundry. During her husband’s Naval career, they lived in Texas, Bermuda and Virginia. After his retirement from the Navy, they settled in South San Francisco. She and her husband traveled around the world to places that included Russia, China, Turkey, Brazil, Hong Kong, Egypt and Thailand. After a 20-year career at Sears, she started an antique business, which failed because she could not bear to part with any of the beautiful things she collected. Alice was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful cook, had a terrific sense of humor, loved to sing and appreciated art. Alice loved her Malamute, Koni, with a passion rarely equaled. She was fun-loving, enjoyed people and could talk all day to anyone and everyone. Alice joins Wallace, her husband of 63 years, and her son Kenneth. She is survived by her children Wallace, Roberta, Steven, Rebecca and Gary, her grandchildren Angela, Janine, Veronica, Jason and Adrienne, her brother George, her sister Emily and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is loved by all and will be greatly missed. Family and friends may visit from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive at El Camino Real in Millbrae. Committal services will take place 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road in Gustine. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Peninsula Humane Society, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 or Pathways Hospice, 585 N. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale 94085.

Study finds $135.7B in local pension liabilities
By Judy Lin

Rose M. Galarza
Rose M. Galarza, born July 11, 1926, died Feb. 16, 2012 very peacefully and was in loving hands and great care. She is survived by her daughter Cindy Galarza, son Richard Galarza, three granddaughters Eileen, Larissa and Toni, and her greatgranddaughter Iyana. A mass will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Saint Mark’s Catholic Church in Belmont. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Humane Society. 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 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

SACRAMENTO — Two dozen city and county governments in California face a combined $135.7 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, according to a study released Tuesday that also found the problem is growing. The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and a nonprofit group, California Common Sense, evaluated 24 local government pension systems that are not part of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the state’s main pension fund. The funds ranged from those for smaller entities, such as Santa Barbara and Stanislaus County, to the largest local governments in California, including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The report found that none of the systems is at least 80 percent funded, which often is used

as a benchmark for the minimum funding level of pension funds. The study assumed a 5 percent annual rate of return for the funds’ investments, much more conservative than the 7.75 percent or greater annual return rate assumed by many of the funds. The two retirement systems operated by the city of Fresno came close, with a funded ratio of 78.5 percent, while the pension system in neighboring Kern County was only 41.5 percent funded. “Each system substantially understates liabilities and overstates funded ratios,” the report stated. Anne Holdren, executive director of the Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association, said the county’s pension system uses different assumptions than Stanford’s group. She said the association projects it has a 60 percent funded ratio, which has prompted the pension board to schedule a review of its funding levels.

Menlo Park councilman running for supervisor

Menlo Park Councilman Andy Cohen announced he is running for county supervisor, joining his city’s mayor in the race and bringing the candidate pool so far to seven. The candidate filing period does not end until March 9 but already more than a halfdozen people say they’re vying for the District 4 seat. Cohen is the latest, pulling papers on Friday. Cohen, 72, is in his second term on the Menlo Park City Council and served as mayor in 2008. During his time, he’s often been at odds with fellow councilmembers and in 2010 filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission over Redwood City Councilwoman Rosanne Foust’s voting on the Saltworks plan while heading a private economic group which endorsed it. So far in this campaign, Cohen will face off with Menlo Park Mayor Kristen Keith,

County Board of Education Trustee Memo Morantes, Redwood City School Board Trustee Shelly Masur, East Palo Alto councilmen David Woods and Carlos Romero and Ernie Schmidt, Redwood City Commission Andy Cohen Planning vice chair. The District Four seat, containing primarily East Palo Alto, Redwood City and Menlo Park, is opening up because current Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson is being termed out. Gibson has not made a formal endorsement but has said she is backing Woods. The election primary is June 5. If no one candidate receives more than half the vote, the two top vote-getters will square off in November.

Hillsborough approves $600K in cuts

Officials in the Hillsborough City Elementary School District approved moderate increases to class sizes, reductions to elementary school specialists and fewer elective opportunities at Crocker Middle School with a plan of about $600,000 in cuts. Last week, the board approved a proposal by Superintendent Anthony Ranii to cut next year’s budget by $595,950. Ranii’s proposal started with increasing class sizes in kindergarten and first grade from 20 to 22, in second and third grades from 20 to 23 and in fourth and fifth grades from 24 to 25. Such a change will result in cutting two teachers. Cuts will also include losing an English language learner specialist, two

Spanish teachers and a 12-hour per day computer specialist program. At Crocker, 1.5 positions connected to electives will be reduced and possibly some lunchtime activities. The details of which courses could be cut are not known, but Ranii explained it could mean offering less sections of a certain elective. Hillsborough is currently working with about a $20 million budget, of which $3 million is funded through the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Looking ahead, the district is budgeting conservatively, assuming only basic funding from the state. Numerous meetings were held with residents, parents and employees over recent months to discuss the possible cuts prior to Ranii drafting the proposal.



Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


Santorum blasts Obama
By Charles Babington

GOP ‘super PACs’overtaking campaigns in fundraising
By Jack Gillum

PHOENIX — A surging Rick Santorum is making increasingly harsh remarks about President Barack Obama, questioning not just the president’s competence but his motives and even his Christian values. Mitt Romney also is sharpening his anti-Obama rhetoric. He said Tuesday the president governs with “a secular agenda” that hurts religious freedom. In general, however, the former Massachusetts governor has not seriously challenged Obama’s motives, often saying the president is decent but inept. But Santorum and Newt Gingrich have heightened their claims that Obama’s intentions are not always benign, ahead of Wednesday’s televised GOP presidential debate and next week’s primaries in Michigan and Arizona. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who suddenly is threatening Romney in his native state of Michigan, says Obama cares only about power, not the “interests of people.” He says “Obamacare,” the health care overhaul Obama enacted, includes a “hidden message” about the president’s disregard for impaired


Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign rally in Phoenix,Ariz.
fetuses, which might be aborted. Santorum even seemed to compare Obama to Adolf Hitler, although he denies trying to do so. Santorum’s remarks have gotten only scattered attention because he weaves them into long, sometimes rambling speeches. Romney’s team is monitoring Santorum’s comments, privately suggesting they could hurt him in a general election. But it’s difficult for Romney to openly criticize Santorum on these points because Romney already has trouble appealing to the party’s socially conservative base. Santorum’s remarks could come up in Wednesday’s debate in Mesa, Ariz., sponsored by CNN.

Justices will review racial preference for college
By Mark Sherman

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is setting an election-season review of racial preference in college admissions, agreeing Tuesday to consider new limits on the contentious issue of affirmative action programs. A challenge from a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas flagship campus will be the high court’s first look at affirmative action in higher education since its 2003 decision endorsing the use of race as a factor. This time around, a more conserva-

tive court could jettison that earlier ruling or at least limit when colleges may take account of race in admissions. In a term already filled with health care, immigration and political redistricting, the justices won’t hear the affirmative action case until the fall. But the political calendar will still add drama. Arguments probably will take place in the final days of the presidential election campaign. A broad ruling in favor of the student, Abigail Fisher, could threaten affirmative action programs at many of the nation’s public and private universities, said Vanderbilt University law

professor Brian Fitzpatrick. A federal appeals court upheld the Texas program at issue, saying it was allowed under the high court’s decision in Grutter vs. Bollinger in 2003 that upheld racial considerations in university admissions at the University of Michigan Law School. But there have been changes in the Supreme Court since then. For one thing, Justice Samuel Alito appears more hostile to affirmative action than his predecessor, Sandra Day O’Connor. For another, Justice Elena Kagan, who might be expected to vote with the court’s liberal-leaning justices in support of it, is not taking part in the case.

WASHINGTON — An unmistakable dynamic is playing out in the money game among Republican presidential candidates: New “super” political action committees are growing more powerful than the campaigns they support. For two of the GOP front-runners, their supportive super PACs raised more money and have more cash left in the bank than the candidates’ own campaigns. Helping their efforts are major financial gifts from wealthy business executives, whose contributions can be essential to the groups’ continued operations. The Mitt Romney-leaning Restore Our Future and Newt Gingrich-supportive Winning Our Future raised a combined $17 million last month and spent nearly $24 million during the period. That financial strength allowed the groups to splash the airwaves in key primary states with millions of dollars in TV ads. The proliferation of new super PACs continues to underscore how the groups, which can raise and spend unlimited sums, are influencing the race. Their fundraising last month provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the identities of the rich supporters who will help elect the next president, along with details on how the millions of dollars they donated have been spent. Restore Our Future, which had $16 million cash on hand, has been boosted by more than two dozen repeat donors. Winning Our Future, which had $2.4 million in the bank, is largely supported by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife. Meanwhile, Romney raised $6.5 million last month and had $7.7 million left for his presidential bid, while Gingrich’s presidential campaign raised $5.5 million during the period and had about $1.8 million in cash remaining. The super PACs, as well as other groups supporting other candidates and the individual campaigns, were required to disclose their fundraising and the identities of their donors in reports filed with the Federal Election Commission by midnight Monday. Those reports also provided a snapshot of fundraising for President Barack Obama’s early campaign and for Republican candidates as they battled during important primary elections in January.

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Greece bailout wards off Europe meltdown
By Gabriele Steinhauser and David McHugh

BRUSSELS — The bailout has saved Europe, for now, but it’s unlikely to save Greece. The (euro) 130 billion ($172 billion) rescue — agreed to Tuesday after an all-night summit of European ministers — prevented an uncontrolled bankrupcty and calmed investors worried that a Greek default would have started a chain reaction across Europe. But it left key problems unresolved. Draconian budget cuts could keep Greece mired in recession after five straight years. The deal doesn’t directly address the debt problems in other struggling countries in the 17-country zone that uses the euro. Spending cuts could reduce tax revenue and possibly worsen the government’s finances. “You can’t shrink your way out of a recession,” said Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the liberal Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington. “What they are doing to Greece really makes no economic sense.” In Athens, Greeks reacted with a mixture of relief and fear of a dark future. “I don’t see it with any joy because again we’re being burdened with loans, loans, loans, with no end in sight,” architect Valia Rokou said in the Greek capital. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said the agreement managed to prevent imminent catastrophe: “we avoided the nightmare scenario,” he said. The agreement was the second massive bailout of Greece following a (euro) 110 billion ($146 billion) rescue in 2010 that didn’t return the country to solvency. It will give Greece (euro) 130 billion in loans through 2014 from other eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund. It was secured after Greece agreed to painful and humiliating measures, including thousands of layoffs of civil service workers and cuts to the minimum wage, imposed by countries suspicious of Greece’s reform efforts after two years of what they called the country’s broken promises.

“You can’t shrink your way out of a recession....What they are doing to Greece really makes no economic sense.”
— Mark Weisbrot,co-director of the liberal Center for Economic and Policy Research

The finance ministers wrangled until the early morning over the details of the rescue, squeezing last-minute concessions out of private holders of Greek debt who agreed to lose 53.5 percent of the face value of their investment to avoid even more severe losses if Greece fails to pay (euro) 14.5 billion in debt due March 20. The serious risks of the bailout’s failure include the likelihood that Greece’s economy remains in a deep recession instead of returning to growth in 2013 as the deal assumes. That would undermine chances of paying even the reduced debt load, estimated at a still-high 120 percent of annual economic output in 2020, down from 160 percent now. Additionally, political outrage over the cutbacks could lead Greece politicians to balk at the tough conditions. That could push rescuer countries — led by Germany — to cut off further funding. Elections in Greece are expected in April. The leaders of the two main parties have committed to the cuts and reform program, but antibailout parties have been gaining in the polls. Greece’s economy shrank 7 percent in the fourth quarter of last year and unemployment is 19 percent, a consequence of cuts in public wages and increased taxes inflicted during a downturn. If that keeps up, even the rescuers acknowledge the reduction goal of 120 percent of GDP is long gone. “The risks are clearly on the downside,” said Diego Iscaro, an economist at IHS Global Insight. “By austerity alone, Greece will not solve the problems it has at the moment. We don’t know when the economy will return to growth and how it will grow.”


A member of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club prepares to throw a small football during the Zulu Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans,La.

Mardi Gras takes over New Orleans
By Mary Foster and Stacey Plaisance

NEW ORLEANS — From the familyfriendly avenues of the Garden District to raunchy displays in the French Quarter, New Orleans let loose with a Fat Tuesday party as parades rolled and revelers frolicked amid showers of beads, trinkets and music. The French Quarter began to fill with costumed revelers soon after dawn. Some people hadn’t stopped drinking since Monday’s Lundi Gras prequel to Mardi Gras. Wearing a bright orange wig, a purple mask and green shoes, New Orleans resident Charlotte Hamrick walked along Canal Street to meet friends. “I’ll be in the French Quarter all day,” Hamrick said. “I don’t even go to the parades. I love to take pictures of all the costumes and just be with my friends. It’s so fun.” Across the globe, people dressed up in elaborate costumes and partied the day away. In Rio de Janeiro, an estimated 850,000 tourists joined the city’s massive five-day blowout. Meanwhile, the Portuguese, who have suffered deeply in Europe’s debt crisis, defied a government appeal to keep working. In New Orleans, Brittany Davies was struggling through the early morning hours.

Still feeling the effects of heavy drinking from the night before, her friends had her out again on Tuesday. “They’re torturing me,” the Denver woman joked. “But I’ll be OK after a bloody mary.” The predominantly African-American Zulu krewe was the first major parade to hit the streets, shortly after 8 a.m. Most krewe members were in the traditional black-face makeup and the Afro wigs Zulu riders have sported for decades. In the oak-lined Garden District, clarinetist Pete Fountain prepared to lead his Half-Fast Walking Club on its annual march down St. Charles Avenue. Fountain, 82, gave a thumbs up to start off and his band launched into “When The Saints Come Marching In” as they rounded the corner onto St. Charles Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. It was the 52nd time that Fountain’s group has paraded for Mardi Gras. This year, the group wore bright yellow suits and matching pork pie hats for its theme, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” In the Quarter, Joshua Westbrook of Dothan, Ala., had been on Bourbon Street drinking since Monday afternoon. His eyes were tired Tuesday morning but he was determined to see Mardi Gras through. “I’m struggling, but I’m going to push through it,” he said.


industry of the Central Valley and the entertainment industry of Los Angeles. • In an effort to exploit the state’s innovative spirit, in 2010 California launched an Innovation Hub (iHub) initiative to create a “statewide network of public and private partners focused on the commercialization of new products.” The largest innovation program of its kind, 12 iHubs located across California leverage resources including technology incubators, universities and federal laboratories to provide a platform for startups, VCs, economic development organizations and business groups. • To maintain California’s status as the world leader in innovation, it is vital that the state pursue and appropriately manage incubator programs such as iHub which build on California’s pioneering spirit and spur continued growth in areas of emerging technology.

Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


California 2012: Let’s get to work
By Jorge Jaramillo

Guest perspective
global trade and production. As global economic growth continues to be fueled by developing countries in Asia and Latin America, California’s strong ties with these regions position the state well. • In 2012, it is critical that the state leverage all available resources to ensure that California business owners have access to new markets and can expand their reach beyond our borders. is clear — as California continues to be an attractive tourism destination, it will also be attractive to business owners looking for opportunities to grow and expand their business. As the business climate improves, it will be attractive to residents looking to start families and build their lives. Given its strengths in innovation and trade, California remains a leading destination for business. However, other states and nations are aggressively recruiting our brightest and best entrepreneurs and innovators with promises of a more favorable climate for business. For example, in 2011, the Austin Chamber of Commerce opened an office in Los Angeles to attract California companies to Texas and San Jose-based eBay announced plans to add 1,000 jobs in Austin over the next decade. There all too many other examples of companies choosing to relocate or expand in other states. To maximize opportunities for synergy and efficiency, in 2012 the Golden State must pursue an economic development strategy that is fully integrated, linking all the state agencies that support job retention and growth. A multi-faceted strategy that builds on California’s strengths as the foremost center for innovation, trade and tourism can help fuel the state’s recovery and put Californians back to work.
Jorge Jaramillo supports economic development regionally and nationally through serving on the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board and on the U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council for Northern California. He is also the president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Jeremy Lin’s winningways
t should be easy to pull for Jeremy Lin, the former Palo Alto High School basketball star now making waves for the New York Knicks. He has that certain intangible quality that so many teams look for — the ability to win. And yet it was not an easy road for Jeremy. It wasn’t necessarily difficult, but it wasn’t a linear path to the headlines he is making. A star for Paly, he went on to break Ivy League records for Harvard University and was picked up by the Golden State Warriors as sort of a local favorite. He could not break through the logjam as point guard in Oakland, however, and was waived by both the Warriors and the Houston Rockets. In New York, he got his chance. And he ran with it. The stage in New York is large, and amplifies any accomplishment, just as any failure. Yet so far, Lin has created, and earned, his buzz. Everyone likes a winner, and Lin had produced. Is it too much in our oversaturated media environment? Well, a little. I’m not too much into the hero worship, and didn’t understand the whole Tim Tebow thing until he just kept winning. But everyone likes an underdog, and a hero out of nowhere. And Lin is just that to many. Being that his former stomping grounds are on the Peninsula, and Spike Lee is wearing a Palo Alto jersey for all to see, makes it all the more interesting. He also seems to be humble, and kind of a regular guy — even sleeping on a teammate’s couch before he made the starting roster. It is that kind of personality that sports needs, and the NBA could use. Too often, professional athletes have negative connotations, whether it be Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault trial, or LeBron James’ dismissal of the people of Cleveland, so it is refreshing that there is such a movement for an athlete who has so many positives. Aside from an embarrassing and extremely disappointing headline on ESPN’s website this weekend, there has been little negatives to the Jeremy Lin story. The headline used an ethnic slur in a phrase meant to show that Lin had failed. Google it if you want to know what it said, but most of you already know it. ESPN is not a one-man show. There are probably several layers of checks and balances, and the fact that it made it onto the Internet is shocking. I normally don’t get that upset over bad headlines, because, well, everyone makes mistakes, but the fact that someone thought of this one, and someone approved it, is extremely disappointing. As much as we as a culture try to move beyond race, some nimrod — now looking for a job — has to spoil it. Can’t we all just pull for a solid athlete doing a good job? So instead of getting mired in the despicable nonsense, let’s do just that. Let’s pull for Lin and enjoy his inspirational performance on the court — and let’s keep the headlines reflective of that.
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t is important to take decisive steps in 2012 to get Californians back to work and return our economy to growth. While the overall global economic outlook calls for slow growth as Europe stumbles, forecasters predict that stronger growth in emerging markets and the United States should keep the world economy moving in the right direction. This mixed outlook for 2012 makes it all the more critical for California to sharpen the state’s economic development efforts and make recovery a reality. While California has struggled during the great recession, with more than 1.3 million jobs lost since 2008, the latest trends show some movement toward recovery. Over the past year, California added more than 233,000 jobs, surpassing all other states. Yet California’s 11.3 percent unemployment rate remains the second highest in the country, and there is still a long way to go to reclaim lost jobs and return to growth. California’s continued recovery can be accelerated in 2012 by implementing a comprehensive economic development strategy and focusing efforts in the growth areas of innovation, international trade and tourism.



• California is the nation’s top travel destination for domestic and international travelers. Spending by domestic and international travelers to the state totaled more than $104 billion in 2011, and the travel industry employs more than 890,000 people statewide. • California was the destination for 199 million domestic visitors and 13.4 million international visitors in 2010. In 2012, it is estimated that visitation to California will grow, with international visitors increasing by 4.8 percent. • Given the economic value of tourism to California, continued promotion of the state as a premier destination for domestic and international visitors should remain an important focus for 2012. To support job creation in 2012 and beyond, California needs a comprehensive economic development plan which capitalizes on the state’s strategic advantages that make it an attractive place to visit, live and conduct business. The lines separating economic development, workforce development, community development and tourism development as distinct entities have merged — all must come together to form a successful strategy for growth. The underlying logic

International Trade
• California also leads the nation in international trade. In 2011, Area Development Magazine ranked California among the top 10 states for doing business, primarily due to leadership in access to global markets. • California’s exports in 2010 totaled more than $143 billion. More than 40 percent of container cargo traveling to the United States, Canada and Mexico transitions through California’s ports. In addition, the Los Angeles and San Francisco international airports rank second and fourth in the nation for international air cargo volume. • It is clear that the largest markets and greatest opportunities for growth lie beyond our national borders and our continued success depends on

• California continues to lead the nation in innovation. In Silicon Valley, investment remains strong and Northern California entrepreneurs and early-stage firms alone receive about one-third of venture capital funds nationwide. In the third quarter of 2011, VC investment in Silicon Valley totaled more than $3 billion. • Innovation clusters in California extend beyond Silicon Valley hightech, and include biotech in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area, the agricultural technology

Letter to the editor
Heartless ‘Me, Myself and I’ attitude
Editor, Mr. Leonard Stone’s letter “Low food stamp use is a good thing” published in the Feb. 15 edition of the Daily Journal is a prime example of a ‘Heartless Me, Myself and I’ attitude when it comes to people who need food stamps. It is this type of selfish attitude that is dividing our country. Granted, I agree low food stamp use is a good thing. But it’s Mr. Stone’s comments and attitude that bothers me. He complains, “those who have must give to those who need ... Those who are forced to give are bitter due to the confiscation of their property.” Mr. Stone’s lack of knowledge about food stamps shows he doesn’t know our country is founded on such principles of “fellowship, friendship and helping each other.” He doesn’t know, spelled out in the U.S. Constitution, one of the main tasks of the federal government is the “protection of the public, their health, safety and well-being.” He doesn’t know the words “Christian act,” “milk of kindness” and “charity.” He doesn’t understand the concept of a “safety net” (Don’t worry Mr. Stone, Romney doesn’t understand the concept either). Most of the people on food stamps don’t want to be or are embarrassed to ask for them. Most on food stamps now are people who, when they were employed, paid into the system and now have to start receiving food stamp benefits temporarily until they get back on their feet. So, Mr. Stone, the food stamp money just didn’t come from you or your fellow “haves” but from the rest of us, whether we use food stamps or not (Happy now Mr. Stone?). Until Mr. Stone walks a mile in each of the food stamp recipients’ shoes, he’s got nothing to say about people who need them.

Michael R. Oberg San Mateo

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Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012



Dow momentarily breaks 13,000
By Christina Rexrode

Dow 12,965.69 +15.82 10-Yr Bond 2.045 +0.035 Nasdaq 2,948.57 -3.21 Oil (per barrel) 105.50 S&P 500 1,362.21 +0.98 Gold 1,761.70


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grew faster every quarter last year, and gains in the job market have been impressive, including 243,000 jobs added in January alone. “Essentially over the last couple of months you’ve taken the two biggest fears off the table, that Europe is going to melt down and that we’re going to have another recession here,” said Scott Brown, chief economist for Raymond James. The tumult of last summer and fall left the Dow as low as 10,655. It closed Tuesday 22 percent above that low. The Dow is 1,199 points from an all-time high, a 9 percent rally from here. A long-awaited bailout to help Greece prevent a potentially catastrophic default, announced before dawn in Europe after 12 hours of talks, helped the Dow clear 13,000. Greece will get (euro) 130 billion, or about $172 billion, from other European nations and the International Monetary Fund. In a separate deal, investors in Greek bonds will be asked to forgive (euro) 107 billion in debt. After months in which talks crawled along and vague headlines yanked the market up and down, the conclusion was almost anticlimactic because the markets were already expecting an agreement.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,down $2.41 at $60.07 Even though it attracted more shoppers to its namesake U.S. stores, the retailer reported an almost 15 percent decline in profit. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., down $2.31 at $85.74 The Texas oil and gas company said its chief executive, who ran the company since 2003, will step down in May for personal reasons. CH Energy Group Inc.,up $7.45 at $66.22 Canadian utility company Fortis Inc.agreed to buy the U.S.utility company in a cash deal that is worth just under $1 billion. Macy’s Inc.,up 44 cents at $36.69 The department store chain said strong holiday and online sales helped push its fiscal fourthquarter net income up 12 percent. Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.,up $2.91 at $16.41 Mexican pharmaceutical company Genomma Lab offered to buy Prestige,which makes Clear Eyes eye drops,for about $834 million. RadioShack Corp.,down 62 cents at $7.26 The consumer electronics retailer’s fourthquarter profit plunged 79 percent because of discounting during the holiday season. Nasdaq URS Corp.,up $1.94 at $44.85 The San Francisco-based construction company offered $1.25 billion to buy Canadian oil and gas contractor Flint Energy Services. Weatherford International Ltd., down $2.43 at $15.36 Due to accounting issues, the oilfield services company said that investors should not rely on its previous financial statements.

NEW YORK — It came and went in a flash each time, a number on a board for mere seconds, but its symbolic power couldn’t be dismissed. The Dow Jones industrial average, powered higher all year by optimism that the economic recovery is finally for real, crossed 13,000 on Tuesday for the first time since May 2008. The last time the Dow was there, unemployment was 5.4 percent, and Lehman Brothers was a solvent investment bank. Financial crises happened in other countries, or the history books. The milestone Tuesday came about two hours into the trading day. The Dow was above 13,000 for about 30 seconds, and for slightly longer at about noon and 1:30 p.m., but couldn’t hold its gains. It finished up 15.82 points at 12,965.69. Still, Wall Street took note of the marker. It was just last summer that the Dow unburdened itself of 2,000 points in three terrifying weeks. Standard & Poor’s downgraded the United States’ credit rating, Washington was fighting over the federal borrowing limit, and the European debt crisis was raging. A second recession in the United States was a real fear. But the economy

HP’s 4Q to provide snapshot of new CEO’s progress
By Michael Liedtke

SAN FRANCISCO — HewlettPackard Co. CEO Meg Whitman will get a chance to persuade investors that she is well on her way to cleaning up the mess left behind by her predecessor when the world’s largest personal computer maker reports its fiscal first-quarter earnings. The results, due out after the stock market closes Wednesday, will be as much of a rehabilitation update as a breakdown of HP’s financial performance for the November-through-January period. Whitman, who had a successful stint as eBay Inc.’s CEO before failing in her

2010 bid to elected California’s governor, took over the HP’s top job five months ago after the company fired Leo Apotheker to end his 11-month reign. That means this report will cover HP’s first full quarter with Whitman at the helm. Since her arrival, Whitman has spent much of her time trying to rebuild employee morale, regain customers’ confidence and repair the damage under Apotheker. Her biggest decision so far has been to hold on to the PC business that Apotheker announced he was considering discarding. While most analysts think Whitman made the right call, the PC industry isn’t healthy right now. That’s largely because

selling new computers is becoming increasingly difficult as more consumers embrace smartphones and computer tablets such as Apple Inc.’s iPad. Making the things even tougher, there was a shortage of hard disk drives — a key PC component — late last year after massive flooding closed factories in Thailand. A weakening economy in Europe and a strengthening dollar in the U.S. also undercut PC’s sales. HP’s indecision on whether it wanted to keep making PCs didn’t help matters either. The uncertainty caused some companies and consumers who were still interested in buying PCs to choose products from vendors firmly committed to staying in the business.

Business briefs
Cheesecake Factory 4Q profit climbs 37 percent
CALABASAS HILLS — The Cheesecake Factory Inc. said Tuesday its profit jumped 37 percent in the fiscal fourth quarter, aided by an extra week of business and better sales at both its namesake and Grand Lux Cafe restaurant chains. Cheesecake Factory said its profit grew to $29.9 million, or 54 cents per share, in the quarter ended Jan. 3. A year earlier it earned $21.9 million, or 36 cents per share. The company said its profit totaled 55 cents per share if one-time costs and gains are excluded. Its revenue increased 15 percent, to $477.7 million from $416.7 million. Analysts expected Cheesecake Factory to report a profit of 52 cents per share and $470.7 million in revenue The fourth quarter was 14 weeks long, and Cheesecake Factory said the extra week added $43 million to its revenue. The company said sales at Cheesecake Factory locations open at least a year rose 2.7 percent, and revenue from Grand Lux Cafi locations open at least a year rose 1.9 percent. Revenue from locations open at least a year is considered a key measurement of restaurant chain performance because it excludes results from locations that have opened or closed in the last year. At the end of the year the company had 156 Cheesecake Factory restaurants, 13 Grand Lux Cafes, and one RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen restaurant. It had a total of 163 locations at the end of 2010.

Obama thanks Merkel for Greece rescue package
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her leadership in helping secure a Eurozone agreement to prevent a potentially disastrous fiscal default by Greece. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama and Merkel spoke by telephone Tuesday. He says they agreed that the new pact, as well as steps taken by the European Central Bank and fiscal adjustments in Spain and Italy, have helped address the Eurozone crisis. Carney says European countries still need to do more, including strengthening financial firewalls that will prevent one nation’s troubles from spreading across the European continent and beyond.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

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Longtime CSM coach dies
Tom Martinez,mentor of Tom Brady,succumbs to heart attack at 67
By Nathan Mollat

Tom Martinez, who has garnered a lot of attention for being Tom Brady’s longtime personal quarterback coach, was first known as a first-rate coach at College of San Mateo. Martinez died of heart attack around 1 p.m. Tuesday while receiving a dialysis treatment. It was his 67th birthday.

“He was 67 and along with wife, Olivia, leaves three children … their spouses … six grandchildren and hundreds of young athletes in the Bay Area and around the country,” said Olivia Martinez in an email. “Tom Martinez was a … Tom Martinez

physically and strong-willed person,” said former CSM athletic director Gary Dilley. “He fought a real battle with his ailments. It’s just a shame he passed.” Dilley, who served as the school’s athletic director for 18 years from 1981 to 2006, said Martinez was on the panel that interviewed the candidates for the athletic director’s job when Dilley applied for the position. “I’ve always been very appreciative to him

for being one of the people [who] supported my selection,” Dilley said. Last spring, Martinez faced his greatest challenge when doctors told him he had months (or less) to live, due to a combination of kidney and heart problems. His prognosis was, at least temporarily, debunked when specialists discovered that it was his pacemaker that was literally killing him. The pacemaker

See MARTINEZ, Page 16

Knights come up short
By Nathan Mollat

San Mateo advances
By Julio Lara

The Hillsdale girls’ soccer team entered the Central Coast Section Division II tournament facing a daunting task: taking on perennial CCS contender Presentation. While the Knights acquitted themselves well against the Panthers, they came up short, losing a 2-1 decision Tuesday afternoon in San Mateo. Despite the loss, Hillsdale coach Samia Shoman was satisfied with her team’s effort. “From beginning to end, with a few lapses, [we] fought,” Shoman said. “I’m happy with the result.” If not for slow starts to each half, who knows what might have been. Presentation (12-3-7) scored off corner kicks in the opening minutes of both the first and second halves. The Panthers had Hillsdale (16-3-2) on its heels in the first five minutes of the first half with Taylor Locke making a number of dangerous runs down the middle of the field. In the seventh minute, the Panthers found the back of the net. Megan McArthur took a corner kick and drove it hard along the ground into the Hillsdale goal box. Corinne Jaques ran on and poked the ball through the Hillsdale defense and into the net. After that, the Knights appeared to wake up and make a game of it. They started to possess the ball a little better, did a better job linking passes together and started challenging for 50-50 balls — all the things they weren’t doing at the beginning of the game. “[Presentation was] disrupting a lot of what we tried to do,” Shoman said. “They’re a fast team. They were beating us to a lot of 50-50 balls.” Hillsdale showed it was not going to back down when a ball from midfield was cleared into space and Erin Russell


See KNIGHTS, Page 13

Hillsdale’s Ella Perez sends a ball upfield during the Knights’ 2-1 loss to Presentation in the CCS Division II tournament.

If you’re the San Mateo boys’basketball team, it must feel real good to be back. The last time a Bearcats team picked up a win in the Central Coast Section basketball playoffs, the year was 2009. Fast forward three years and San Mateo is back in the win column. Representing the Peninsula Athletic League as the Lake Division champions, the Bearcats defeated Live Oak 51-43 Tuesday night in CCS Division III action. “We’re excited because our school hasn’t felt this for a while,” said San Mateo forward and Lake Division Most Valuable Player Ben Skelton, who scored 13 points in the win. “We just had to play defense, and shut them down.” The Bearcats set the tone defensively from the onset, allowing just 17 points in the first half. And while they struggled from the floor and from the foul line in the second half, their commitment to that defense early on was the key to the victory. “We just had to quit rushing,” said San Mateo coach Julian Hudson. “We were trying to rush. (Live Oak) tried to put a little pressure on us and we were just rushing trying to beat it right away rather than taking our time and running our stuff.” Tuesday’s win was a game the Bearcats led from the six-minute mark of the first quarter; but it wasn’t always the most comfortable of things. San Mateo led 13-9 after one quarter of play, with Skelton and John Schrup carrying the load offensively. The Bearcats then built their biggest lead of the half behind some aggressive defense. Andrew Ho was huge off the bench for San Mateo in the second quarter. In that period alone, he accounted for five steals. The Bearcats led by 10 twice. “His energy, it really settled up down,” Hudson said of Ho. “He’s really the calming influence on the team even though you see him running around and hustling.” Live Oak was 6 of 19 from the floor in the first half, while Skelton and Schrup paced the Bearcats with eight and seven points respectively. They led 27-17 at halftime. But the Acorns made their run in the third quarter behind a little defense of their own. Schrup came out and knocked down a 3-pointer out of the

See BEARCATS, Page 13

Lete’s overall play leads Menlo to WBAL tourney title
By Julio Lara

Athlete of the Week
sheet quite nicely. But a deeper look into the Knights’ success this season will lead back to one spot, one name, the one position — the girl with the No. 1 on her jersey, Lauren Lete.

It’s easy to do a bit of overlooking when glancing at the Menlo girls’ basketball box scores — why with the Knights possessing a player or two on the team that can fill a stat

“When you see her play, people also mention to me, ‘Who’s that No. 1?’” said Menlo said coach John Paye. “She plays with a flair and excitement and a smile. She’s definitely fun to watch on the court.” Lete is one of those can’t-miss talents in the West Bay Athletic League. Paye described her

as the quarterback of the basketball team — a true facilitator. And during last week’s WBAL girls’ tournament, Lete was at her signal-calling best. In three games, the point guard totaled 34 points, including 12 of 16 from the free throw

See AOTW, Page 16


Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012



Aragon girls come up short in CCS
By Nathan Mollat


Aragon’s Make Ahoia puts up a shot during the Dons’ 57-55 loss to Los Altos in the first round of the CCS Division II tournament.

When a basketball team loses by a single bucket, it only spotlights all the little things that went wrong throughout the game. The Aragon girls’ basketball team, on paper, looked to be the favorite against visiting Los Altos Tuesday night. The Dons came in with an 18-8 record, while the Eagles were just two games over .500 (13-11) on the year. That’s why they play the game. Los Altos did just enough in the fourth quarter to top Aragon 57-55 in a back-and-forth affair. The most glaring difference came at the free-throw line. While Los Altos made only one more free throw, the Dons missed 10 in the game — including six in the final eight minutes alone. “We missed our free throws,” said Aragon coach Annette Gennaro-Trimble. “You can’t miss free throws.” Aragon was 8 for 14 from the line in the fourth quarter, while Los Altos missed only once in the final period and only four times all game. In the end, Los Altos made more plays down the stretch than did the Dons. The Eagles out-scored Aragon 9-7 over the final who run the BCS. When the games will be played is a hot topic, too. The 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director met Tuesday in Dallas, along with BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock to resume discussing possible changes to college football’s postseason.

2:24, with Los Altos’ Lauren Amorese scoring her team’s final eight points to finish with a game-high 24. After a Justine Kubo 3-pointer tied the game for Aragon at 53 with 1:21 left, Amorese scored on a baseline drive to put the Eagles ahead to stay, 55-53, with 1:09 left. After Aragon came away empty on its next possession, Amorese hit a floater on the baseline to put the Eagles up four, 57-53, with 32 seconds left. “[Los Altos] played well. I won’t take anything away from them,” Gennaro-Trimble said. “They made the shots they needed to make.” Aragon’s Corie Stocker scored a layup as time expired for the game’s final points. Stocker led the Dons with 14 points, but had only four after halftime. Kubo picked up some of the slack, scoring all of her 13 points in the second half. “They had two girls on [Kubo] and she was pushed and shoved all night,” GennaroTrimble said. When the final horn sounded, it ended a game that saw 10 lead changes and six ties. Things started well for the Dons as they hit four of their first five shots as they led 13-11 after one quarter and dominated the boards. While there seems to be growing support for creating a four-team playoff to determine a champion, how exactly that would work and when the games would be played remains to be seen. “It’s very clear the commissioners do not want the championship game to be played too late,” Hancock said in a telephone interview.

Los Altos scored the first bucket of the second period to tie the game at 13 and a 3-pointer from Ideen Seyed gave the Eagles their first lead of the game at 16-15. A 6-0 run midway through the second quarter gave Los Altos its biggest lead of the first half, 24-19, but Stocker knocked down back-to-back jumpers late and the Dons trailed by just one at halftime, 24-23. Aragon turned up the defensive intensity in the third quarter, forcing the Eagles into eight third-period turnovers. Offensively, the Dons got off to a slow start to begin the second half, eventually trailing by six, 29-35. The Dons, however, closed the quarter on a 12-5 run and led by a point, 41-40, going into the fourth. The game went back-and-forth over the final eight minutes, but the Dons missed 4 of 6 free throws during a 1:31 span, keeping the Eagles in the game. When Chanel Joyce knocked down two free throws with 2:05 left, it put Aragon up 51-49 — the Dons’ last lead of the game. “Our girls played tough and played as hard as they could,” Gennaro-Trimble said. He couldn’t define too late, but in the past the BCS title game has been held as late as Jan. 10, and has regularly been played on Jan. 7 or 8 since it was implemented for the 2006 season. Hancock added the commissioners were “resolute about not having BCS games in the midweek after Jan. 1”.

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a fight against Bradley, a 140-pound champion from Palm Springs, Calif., who has never been in a fraction of the spotlight that follows Pacquiao across the globe. Pacquiao will make sure every fan knows all about Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs), praising him as a game Manny opponent who enjoys a Pacquiao good action fight as much as he does — another indirect swipe at the defenseoriented Mayweather. “It’s nice to be fighting a fighter who is undefeated and not worried about losing that zero on his record,” said Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s longtime trainer. Yet Roach repeatedly showed little interest in a bout with Bradley in recent years, citing Bradley’s near anonymity and limited knockout power. Although Bradley’s record makes him an eminently worthy opponent, he only pulled into prime position for the bout last year when he joined promoter Bob Arum’s Top Rank alongside Pacquiao. Pacquiao and Bradley haven’t exactly built up any motivation to punch each other in the face yet, either. After Pacquiao cracked up in laughter when he posed for a staredown with Bradley, the Filipino champion grabbed a camera and shot a few photos of Bradley, who struck a goofy pose. Pacquiao is “probably the best fighter in the history of boxing,” said Bradley, a physical boxer best known for using his shaved head as a battering ram to get inside on his opponents. “He’s a great role model, a great guy, but Manny Pacquiao has reigned for a long time, and I really feel like I’m the new face of boxing.” Boxing could need a new face as soon as next year. Mayweather has fought sparingly in his 30s, and Pacquiao says he’ll consider retirement in November after his next two bouts. Pacquiao cites a renewed religious fervor for his interest in retirement, saying he’s no longer comfortable pounding on his opponents while winning his last 15 fights. Roach said Pacquiao’s last training camp “fell apart” in its final days because of numerous distractions including friction between Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, resulting in a mediocre performance in a narrow victory over Juan Manuel Marquez. “He says God doesn’t want him to hurt people,” Roach said. “That bothers me a little bit, but Manny has always been a compassionate person.”

Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


Pacquiao touts Bradley fight,teases retirement BEARCATS
By Greg Beacham

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gate, but before it was all said and done in the third, Live Oak had trimmed the lead to four — taking advantage of some foul trouble by San Mateo that had the Acorns in the bonus by the 2:31 mark of the third period. “I think (the key) was just sticking together,” Schrup said of the third quarter. “And slowing down the offense and just being able to run everything together. We’ve been in this position before. So, we just stayed under control. We were able to come together and just execute.” San Mateo put together a 7-2 run to start the fourth quarter and rebuilt that half-time lead. They found themselves up 10 following a sweet reverse layup courtesy of Robert Murphy with 3:02 left in the game. From there, it was a matter of protecting their first CCS win in three years. Live Oak got to within six, but that was it. Skelton finished with 13 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots. Schrup led San Mateo with 14 points and seven boards. Live Oak was led by Austin Carvalho and his 20 points. With the win, San Mateo advances to play the No. 3 seed Aptos on Thursday night.

BEVERLY HILLS — Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. both realize almost every boxing fan wishes Floyd Mayweather Jr. had been standing next to Pacquiao at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday. But when Pacquiao and Mayweather failed to make a deal for the fight everybody wants to see, Pacquiao moved down the list of contenders to make a fight he hopes his fans will enjoy. Pacquiao and Bradley are getting an early start on the promotional circuit for their welterweight bout June 9 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Even while the Filipino congressman and his unbeaten opponent posed for photos and praised each other in the peach-colored ballroom at the historic Hollywood hideaway, Pacquiao and his camp realized Mayweather’s absence looms over the proceedings. “I’m willing to fight Mayweather,” Pacquiao said. “But I have to fight the guys who are hungry to fight me. Timothy Bradley is strong, and he can punch. He’s a good boxer, so it’s a challenge to fight a guy like that.” Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) realizes he’ll have to do plenty of promoting to get fans interested in

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sped past a defender and broke in on goal. A second Presentation defender had an angle on Russell and forced her to take a shot earlier than she wanted, being deflected out of bounds for a corner kick. Russell wasn’t to be denied on the corner. Aleja Cretcher sent the corner toward Russell stationed at the front post. Surrounded by three defenders, Russell somehow got her foot on the ball and poked it through the sea of legs and got just enough on it for the ball to trickle over the goal line before it was cleared away. The assistant referee immediately indicated a goal, despite protests from Presentation. Just like that, the scored was tied at 1 and the Panthers were suddenly in a fight. Presentation continued its attack on the Hillsdale goal, getting off 11 shots in the first half. But Hillsdale’s freshman goalkeeper Nicole

Theroux was up to the task, making four saves in the first half and finishing with eight for the game. The Panthers started the second half much like the first — with a lot of pressure on the Knights’ goal. Five minutes after halftime, Presentation scored what turned out to be the winning goal, again on a corner kick. Maile Washington took the corner and sent another low, hard cross to the near post. This time, it was Locke who redirected a shot on net, surprising everyone with the bang-bang goal. This time, there would be no comeback for the Knights. They were locked into their half of the field for a majority of the second half, but made one last push in the last 10 minutes. Kayla Coleman jumped a loose ball deep in the Panthers’ end, but a Presentation defender came across to sweep the ball away. Russell also had another dangerous chance, but her effort was also thwarted. While she saw her team’s season come to an end, Shoman believed the Knights proved that an Ocean Division team can be competitive against a squad from the vaunted West Catholic Athletic

League. “I’m proud of my girls. For us being here is a bonus,” Shoman said. “I think we proved we belonged.”


Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


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@ Toronto 4 p.m. CSN-CAL

Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


@ Jackets 4 p.m. CSN-CAL

@ Nashville 5 p.m. CSN-CAL

@ Wild 3 p.m. CSN-CAL

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

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

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

GIRLS’BASKETBALL CCS first round Division II Los Altos 57,Aragon 55 Los Altos 11 13 16 17 — 57 Aragon 12 10 18 14 — 55 LOS ALTOS (fg ftm-fta tp) — Seyed 6 0-0 14, Amorese 8 6-8 24,McDermott 2 6-6 10,Sangster 2 0-1 6, Hamamoto 1 1-2 4. Totals 20 13-17 57. ARAGON — Stocker 7 0-0 14, Ahoia 3 4-10 10, Pham 2 0-0 5, Joyce 4 2-2 10, Mangaoang 1 0-0 3, Kubo 3 6-8 13, Vaea 0 0-2 0.Totals 20 12-22 55. 3pointers — Seyed 2,Amorese 2,Hamamoto (LA); Pham, Mangaoang, Kubo (A). Records — Aragon 18-9; Los Altos 14-11. Division I Sequoia 46,Santa Clara 41 Santa Clara 9 13 13 6 — 41 Sequoia 14 12 8 12 — 46 SANTA CLARA (fg ftm-fta tp) — Skinner 1 2-2 4, Chavez 1 2-2 4,Aguilar 3 0-0 6,Rudd 1 0-2 2,Ferrer 2 0-0 6,Boyd 9 0-1 18.Totals 17 4-7 41.SEQUOIA — Woo 5 0-0 13,Matiatoga 2 2-2 6,Carroll 2 2-2 6,Prieto 6 0-0 12,Albin 1 0-0 2,Alo 3 1-1 7.Totals 19 5-5 46. 3-pointers — Ferrer 2, Chavez (SC); Woo 3 (S). Records — Sequoia 15-7 overall; Santa Clara 1113. BOYS’BASKETBALL San Mateo 51,Live Oak 43 Live Oak 9 8 14 12 — 43 San Mateo 13 14 9 15 — 51 LIVE OAK (fg fta-ftm tp) — Carvalho 5 10-12 20, Conlan 2 1-1 5,Baley 1 0-0 3,Plascencia 1 3-4 5,Laguna 1 2-2 5, Salvador 1 0-0 2,Totals 11 16-19 43. SAN MATEO — Yamauchi 0 6-9 6,Schrup 5 2-5 14, Strathearn 1 0-0 2,Skelton 5 1-1 13,Collins 1 2-2 4, Ho 2 0-0 2,Garcia 2 0-0 4,Murphy 2 0-0 4,Totals 18 9-17 51. BASEBALL Serra 7,James Logan 0 Logan 000 000 0 — 0 2 2 Serra 001 051 x — 7 6 2 WP — Cox.LP — Martinez.2B — Tinsley,Theroux (S). Multiple hits — Murray 2 (S). RBIs — Murray 2,Paroubeck 2,Tinsley,Theroux (S).Records — Serra 1-0 overall. BOYS’TENNIS Crystal Springs 5,San Mateo 2 SINGLES — Keyston (CS) d. S. Pantuso 6-0, 6-0; A. Buckley (CS) d. Bhamidipati 6-0, 6-0; Lingame (CS) d.Kudo 6-0, 6-3; P.Buckley (C)S d.Chew 7-6(6), 6-1. DOUBLES — Jotwani-Ohemeng (CS) d. Lam-D. Pantuso 7-6(5), 6-3; Damle-YEh (SM) d. ChessTinaztepe 7-5, 6-3; hu-Lui (SM) d. Goggins-Ruehl 6-3,6-3.Records — Crystal Springs 1-0 overall.

Atlantic Division W N.Y.Rangers 38 New Jersey 35 Philadelphia 33 Pittsburgh 34 N.Y.Islanders 25 Northeast Division W Boston 35 Ottawa 31 Toronto 29 Buffalo 26 Montreal 24 Southeast Division W Florida 27 Winnipeg 29 Washington 29 Tampa Bay 27 Carolina 23 L 15 20 19 21 27 L 20 22 24 27 27 L 20 26 25 26 26 OT 5 4 7 5 8 OT 2 8 7 7 10 OT 11 7 5 6 11 Pts 81 74 73 73 58 Pts 72 70 65 59 58 Pts 65 65 63 60 57 GF 161 168 198 186 140 GF 190 185 181 150 160 GF 144 157 159 166 158 GA 118 162 181 160 176 GA 132 183 184 176 167 GA 162 175 168 197 181

Atlantic Division W Philadelphia 20 New York 16 Boston 15 New Jersey 10 Toronto 9 Southeast Division W Miami 26 Orlando 21 Atlanta 19 Washington 7 Charlotte 4 Central Division W Chicago 26 Indiana 20 Cleveland 13 Milwaukee 13 Detroit 11 L 13 17 16 24 23 L 7 12 13 25 27 L 8 12 17 19 23 Pct .606 .485 .484 .294 .281 Pct .788 .636 .594 .219 .129 Pct .765 .625 .433 .406 .324 GB — 4 4 10 1/2 10 1/2 GB — 5 6 1/2 18 1/2 21 GB — 5 11 12 15

@ Phoenix 6 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Pacers 4 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Hawks 4:30 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Sixers 5 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Raptors 3 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Wizards 4 p.m. CSN-BAY

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

BOYS’CCS BASKETBALL THURSDAY Second Round Division III Burlingame (18-9) at No.8 Monterey (22-4),7 p.m. Terra Nova/Branham winner at No. 5 Mills (17-9), 7:15 p.m. Division IV Greenfield/Scotts Valley winner at No. 5 Menlo School (17-7),7:15 p.m. Division V Crystal Springs (5-19) at No.8 Alma Heights (18-8), 7 p.m. SATURDAY Quarterfinals Division II TBD vs.No.2 Serra (21-5) at Foothill College,TBA Division III TBD vs.No.2 El Camino (23-4) at St.Ignatius,TBA Division IV TBD vs. No. 3 Sacred Heart Prep (18-6) at Menlo School,TBA TBD vs.No.4 Half Moon Bay (21-5) at Menlo School, TBA GIRLS’BASKETBALL THURSDAY Second round Division III Hillsdale (15-9) at No.8 Gunderson (20-6),7 p.m. Soledad/Seaside winner at No.6 Mills (15-10),5:30 p.m. Division IV King’s Academy/Carmel winner at No. 6 Menlo School (17-9),5:30 p.m. King City/ Monte Vista Christian winner vs. No. 7 Mercy-Burlingame (12-13) at Notre Dame-Belmont, 7 p.m. Greenfield/Harker winner at No. 5 Sacred Heart Prep (16-9),7 p.m. Division V Summit Prep (11-7) at No.7 Crystal Springs (8-12), 7 p.m. SATURDAY Quarterfinals Division III TBD vs.No.1 Terra Nova at Santa Clara High,TBA TBD vs.No.4 San Mateo (20-7) at Santa Clara High, TBA Division IV TBD at No.4 Notre Dame-Belmont (11-14),TBA BOYS’SOCCER WEDNESDAY First Round Division I No.9 Carlmont (8-8-4) at No.8 Santa Teresa (17-3), 2:30 p.m. No.12 Sequoia (9-7-4) at No.5 Alisal (17-0-3),6 p.m. Division II No.10 St,Ignatius (9-8-5) at No.7 Hillsdale (13-4-3), 2:30 p.m. No. 9 Woodside (11-7-2) at No. 8 Los Altos (9-2-7), 2:30 p.m.

Central Division W Detroit 41 St.Louis 36 Nashville 35 Chicago 33 Columbus 18 Northwest Division W Vancouver 38 Calgary 28 Colorado 29 Minnesota 26 Edmonton 23 Pacific Division W San Jose 31 Phoenix 30 Los Angeles 27 Dallas 30 Anaheim 25 L 18 16 19 21 35 L 16 23 27 24 30 L 20 21 21 26 25 OT 2 7 6 7 7 OT 6 9 4 9 6 OT 7 9 12 4 10 Pts 84 79 76 73 43 Pts 82 65 62 61 52 Pts 69 69 66 64 60 GF 191 150 168 191 142 GF 195 143 151 131 159 GF 170 157 128 155 154 GA 141 117 155 179 198 GA 147 161 168 154 178 GA 148 151 131 167 171

Southwest Division W San Antonio 23 Dallas 21 Houston 19 Memphis 19 New Orleans 7 Northwest Division W Oklahoma City 25 Denver 18 Portland 18 Minnesota 16 Utah 15 Pacific Division W L.A.Clippers 19 L.A.Lakers 19 Phoenix 14 Golden State 12 Sacramento 10 L 10 12 14 15 25 L 7 15 16 17 16 L 11 13 19 17 22 Pct .697 .636 .576 .559 .219 Pct .781 .545 .529 .485 .484 Pct .633 .594 .424 .414 .313 GB — 2 4 4 1/2 15 1/2 GB — 7 1/2 8 9 1/2 9 1/2 GB — 1 6 1/2 6 1/2 10

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Tuesday’s Games Phoenix 5,Los Angeles 4,SO Buffalo 2,N.Y.Islanders 1 New Jersey 4,Toronto 3,OT Pittsburgh 2,N.Y.Rangers 0 Columbus 6,San Jose 3 Philadelphia 5,Winnipeg 4,OT Dallas 3,Montreal 0 Tampa Bay 3,Anaheim 2 Nashville 3,Vancouver 1

SATURDAY Quarterfinals Division I Sequoia/Alisal winner vs.No.Serra (4-3-4),TBA Carlmont/Santa Teresa winner vs. No. 1 MenloAtherton (15-0-5),TBA

Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 101,Detroit 100 Indiana 117,New Orleans 108,OT Miami 120,Sacramento 108 Memphis 89,Philadelphia 76 Portland 137,San Antonio 97 Wednesday’s Games Boston at Oklahoma City,4 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte,4 p.m. New Orleans at Cleveland,4 p.m. Detroit at Toronto,4 p.m.


Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


the scoresheet. But Lete is the one feeding her the rock. “To have a strong point guard and a strong center, they kind of go hand-in-hand,” Paye said. “Kind of like a throwing quarterback and receiver. They have an excellent chemistry on the court. But just by the very sake of getting the ball up the court, I don’t know what we would do if Lauren wasn’t able to be out there as the point guard. She has played 99 percent of every game we’ve played.” The huge bulk of minutes is from necessity, with the Knights only going six or seven deep in 2012. And Lete’s contributions will have to continue if the Knights intend on making a run in the CCS playoffs as the No. 5 seed in Division IV. “I think we’re getting healthy,” Paye said. “And I just cross my fingers that Lauren, Drew (and) Maddie Price use this big weekend that we had as a catapult to play our best basketball over the next two weeks.”

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line. Lete had 10 assists, six steals and grabbed nine rebounds. And her overall play equated to a tournament win for the Knights — which including a couple of huge victories over Sacred Heart Prep and Mercy-San Francisco in the semifinal and finals, respectively. “Lauren has had a tremendous season this year,” Paye said. “She’s probably had six or seven games where she’s hit big 3-point shots late in the fourth quarter or overtime to seal victories for us.” Perhaps more impressive during the WBAL tourney though, was Lete’s toughness. In the championship game against Mercy, DAILY JOURNAL SPORTS FILE Lete played through a sprained ankle, an Menlo point guard Lauren Lete helped guide injury she sustained in the second half of the the Knights to the WBAL tournament 53-52 win. For her efforts, Lete is the San Mateo Daily championship last week.

Journal Athlete of the Week. “She twisted her ankle twice,” Paye said. “And it looked like she might not be able to continue. We were very worried. And each time she gathered herself, got back on her feet and continued to play.” Lete’s mental toughness isn’t new to Paye, who’s seen her play since the fifth grade. “She’s been tremendous. I know from experience (being the point guard) isn’t he most fun position sometimes. I ask the girls, ‘OK, will you go in at the 1 position?’ and they’re like, ‘No, I don’t want to play there.’ But Lauren always takes the challenge and has a great competitiveness.” Lete has taken the point guard position naturally. The pressure of making split-second decisions does not faze No. 1. “I think Lauren is blessed with a tremendous athletic ability.” And it’s that ability that Lete has translated into personal and team success. As mentioned earlier, former Athlete of the Week Drew Edelman knows a thing or two about filling up began a highly successful career as quarterback coach and mentor to hundreds of young men all over the country. His fame and notoriety grew exponentially when one of his early students, Tom Brady, led the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl. Referred to as the “quarterback whisperer” by the national sports media, Martinez continued to coach and mentor quarterbacks from grade school to the pros. He prepared JaMarcus Russell for the NFL Combine, making him the number one draft choice that year. Other NFL quarterbacks he worked with include Matt Cassell, when he was with New England; Richard Bartels, for the Arizona Cardinals; Matt Gutierrez of the Green Bay Packers; and Danny Southwick of the Oakland Raiders. This past year, he helped prepare Ricky Stanzi for the Combine and NFL Draft to Kansas City and ran Jeremiah Masoli’s Pro Day at Ole Miss. Martinez worked with Brady in New England just prior to the NFL opener. Martinez lived in Menlo Park with his wife of 45 years, Olivia Martinez. His three children, Tom, Lisa and Linda, are graduates of the University of California at Santa Barbara, UCLA and Cal Berkeley, respectively. “He had a huge heart and he shared a good time with his kids,” Dilley said. “A great family man.”

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was turned off in June and he has been fighting to get stronger, while awaiting a kidney transplant. Martinez had what can only be described as a stellar career coaching at College of San Mateo. Hired to coach football and teach physical education, he added softball and women’s basketball to his coaching load. It was considered a unique feat in modern-day community college annals to be the head coach of three teams at the same time. Martinez’s 1,400 career wins in football, basketball (state record 565), and softball (800) over 32 years made him the “winningest” coach in California Community College history. His teams won 32 championships. “He really was the representation of Bulldog athletics,” Dilley said. “It’s great [Martinez] made such a great contribution to Tom Brady, but really the mark he made was in the hearts he trained and coached at CSM. “There are going to be dozens, if not hundreds, of women he coached in softball and basketball (who will be sad by his passing). They were given the same kind of expectations he gave to his football players and he would accept nothing less from their efforts.” According to the College of San Mateo, Martinez was most proud of the fact none of his players in any sport ever experienced a losing season during his CSM tenure. Martinez began his coaching career in 1967,

following his graduation from San Francisco State University, where he was hired to coach football and physical education. He then accepted a teaching and coaching job at Jefferson High School in Daly City where he was a math teacher and coached football and baseball. In 1974, after earning his master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University, he moved to College of San Mateo, where he became head women’s basketball coach, women’s softball coach and assistant football coach. The offense and quarterbacks soon became his specialty. During football games, his job was to call plays from up in the stands and, when he became head football coach at CSM, he began the first of what were unorthodox and, at times, controversial moves. Unlike most head coaches, Martinez remained in the stands during football games so he could continue to call plays and maximize his talent for quickly assessing, diagnosing and prescribing “fixes” for plays that did not work. His ability to make adjustments in both offensive and defensive strategy would become legend in the Golden Gate Conference, as it was known in those days. Fans would often seek out seating below his coaching station in the stands so that they could hear his “not so subtle” play calling and colorful banter. He has been named to the halls of fame for San Mateo County, Daly City, San Francisco State University, the California Community College Softball Association and the California Community College Women’s Basketball Association. Most recently, Martinez was named to the initial Hall of Fame Class at the College of San Mateo. After retiring from CSM in 2007, Martinez

Blue Jackets 6, Sharks 3

Sharks’road woes continue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jeff Carter had three goals — two on the power play during Columbus’ four-goal first period — and the last-place Blue Jackets handed the San Jose Sharks their season-high fourth straight loss, 6-3 on Tuesday night. R.J. Umberger and Rick Nash, who is the subject of trade rumors with the deadline less than a week away, had a goal and an assist. David Savard also scored for Columbus. Vinny Prospal added three assists while Derick Brassard had two. Steve Mason made 38 saves to get the win and surpass Marc Denis as the Blue Jackets’ career wins leader. Logan Couture scored twice and Joe Thornton also had a goal for San Jose. Starting goalie Antti Niemi was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots. The Sharks fell to 1-4-1 on their seasonlong, nine-game road trip. Carter scored his 15th goal of the season and the third of the game for his second hat trick of the season at 1:26 of the third to give Columbus a 6-2 lead. Couture scored his team-leading 27th goal College of San Mateo contributed to this on a redirection on a power play to make it 6report 3 at 8:35 of the third.



Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


White House chef Sam Kass dishes up plates and policy
By Nancy Benac

WASHINGTON — Sam Kass has a to-diefor job as personal chef to the Obama family but whipping up their meals is probably the least important part of his portfolio. Kass, 31, also has a fancy title as White House senior policy adviser for healthy food initiatives. And that’s put him out front this month as the first lady marks the second anniversary of her campaign against childhood obesity. Kass has traveled the country to promote Michelle Obama’s eat-right-and-exercisemore message, demonstrating along the way the pivotal role that he’s come to play in helping establish policies that affect what millions of school kids consume each day and in trying to influence the American diet. When Mrs. Obama was asked during a recent interview what was next for her “Let’s Move” initiative, she quickly passed the question to Kass. “What you got?” she demanded. “We’ve got stuff,” he promised her. “You’re going to be busy.” On a recent trip with Mrs. Obama, the assistant White House chef was seemingly everywhere: emceeing a “Top Chef” school lunch competition, moderating a round-table discussion between the first lady and parents, briefing reporters on federal nutrition initiatives, and more. Kass, with his distinctive shaved head,

wears a broad and relentless grin and speaks with an enthusiasm that’s infectious as he gives shout-outs to people and programs that are “amazing,” “incredible,” and “powerful.” He has a knack for popping out just the right statistics about obesity, Sam Kass nutrition and exercise. But no matter what his policy duties may be, five days a week Kass retrieves his chef’s coat in the afternoon and heads upstairs to fill the Obamas’ plates with healthy and appealing meals at 6:30 p.m., when President Barack Obama cuts short whatever’s afoot in the West Wing to head home for dinner. There’s no need to consult with the first family on menu options — Kass knows their likes and dislikes by heart. Kass is discreet about what he feeds the family, often batting away questions with a “top-secret” dodge. But he says the family “walks the walk” on healthy foods, eating balanced meals often dictated by what’s in season in the White House garden. With, of course, the occasional splurge to keep the kids happy. Mrs. Obama, for her part, says her girls “can’t stay out of the kitchen when Sam is cooking.” Among the health-conscious recipes Kass has talked up in recent months: seared tilapia

Mild winter concerning maple syrup producers
By Holly Ramer

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TEMPLE, N.H. — A mild winter across the Northeast is injecting extra uncertainty into maple syrup season, but many producers say they’ll just go with the flow, whenever it starts. Temperatures have been up and snowfall totals have been down throughout the region this winter, raising some concern for the maple syrup crop. But syrup producers say the weather during the six-week season when sap flows matters more than the weather leading up to it. “The mild winter, I’m sure has some effect on the trees and the soil and the microorganisms and so forth, but as long as you get those freezes and thaws during the actual sap flow season, those are what control how much sap you get,” said Brian Stowe, sugaring operations manager at the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center. Below-freezing nights followed by warm days are necessary to start the sap flowing from maple trees, a period that usually begins in late February or early March. But those conditions arrived early in some areas, prompting producers like Ben Fisk, of Temple, to start collecting and boiling sap Feb. 2, more than a month earlier than he did last year. “We made syrup the earliest we’ve ever made syrup this year,” said Fisk, 23, a fifth generation producer who has been making maple syrup since he was 5. “This time of year, there should be three or four feet of snow, and it should be cold out and we shouldn’t even be thinking about making syrup for another couple weeks.” Though Fisk was happy to get a jump start on the season, it could end early, too, if pro-

longed stretches of warm weather result in budding trees. That’s the main concern in New York state, where the director of the New York Maple Producers Association has been hearing from plenty of worried members. “I’ve had more phone calls this year than I’ve ever gotten before. Everyone wants to know what everyone else is doing. ‘Is it time?’ ‘Should we tap?”’ said Helen Thomas, who set the 1,700 taps on her family’s farm about a week earlier than usual. With so little snow, she worries that all it will take is one warm day in March to trick the trees into thinking spring has arrived. Once trees start to bud, the sap develops an “off” flavor, effectively ending the season. “The snow moderates any warm-up. You can have a 60-degree day in March, but if there’s two feet of snow on the ground, that tends to keep the woods cool, so you can get past that warm day or two,” she said. In North Andover, Mass., Paul Boulanger of Turtle Lane Maple Farm, has decided not to tap his trees at all this year because he’s already seeing signs of leaf buds on the trees. “Even if we started tapping right now, we’d only get a couple of weeks of very watered down sap, and it’s just not worth it ... We just didn’t have winter, and without winter, there’s no spring, and without spring, there’s no maple syrup,” said Boulanger, who still plans to give educational tours of his sugar house by watering down syrup he made last year and turning it back into sap. But in northern Vermont, Jacques Couture is optimistic. Couture, 61, has been sugaring since he was a toddler and has run his own operation for 40 years. Some of his best

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ver since it opened its doors, Godfather’s has proven itself as one of the best upscale gourmet burger restaurants in the Bay, if not the only one. With it’s unique décor and theme, attractive ambiance, incomparable gourmet food and excellent service, Godfather’s stands out as a one of a kind restaurant from every angle.

Godfather’s has recently been featured on “Best Of The Bay” TV Show as one of the Best Restaurants in the Bay. They have also been awarded “The 2011 Business Award” signed by the State of California representative Jerry Hill; in addition to being recognized both by “Google” and “Yelp” as one of the most searched businesses online. In just little over a year, their reputation has grown not only as the “Talk of the Town” but to the point of attracting guests all the way from Gilroy to San Francisco. In addition to making an incredible menu from homemade crab-cakes to grass-fed Angus burgers, they have worked with a multi award winner Bay Area designer Derman to bring about the best unique designs, which can be seen in every detail around the restaurant.

They are also having the privilege of working with the famed movie director Francis Ford Coppola’s winery; carrying his fine line of wines as their house wines. They have taken American-dining to a whole new level where you can soothe your appetite in a friendly, family oriented lounge setting as you watch their slide-show on the movie curtain and listen to their exclusive lounge music. Whether you’re socializing with your friends and family, or just simply having a business luncheon with your co-workers, this is a restaurant that will always amuse you every time you dine with them. Visit: for more info or call (650) 637 9257 for reservations or takeout.


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Washington to Fast Company’s “most creative people in business” list in 2011. Tom Colicchio, New York restaurateur and co-host of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” says Kass’ passion for healthy eating and knowledge of the issue make him a natural for his dual role. “He knows this stuff inside out,” Colicchio said. “It’s not him latching on to some trend. He’s taken the time to learn it and understand it.” When more than 500 chefs gathered on the White House lawn in 2010 to launch the “Chefs Move to School” program, pairing up chefs to work with individual schools, “that came directly from Sam,” says Colicchio. “This is something he cares deeply about.” Walter Scheib, White House chef for 11 years in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, says it’s a “wonderful thing” that Kass’ cooking has become secondary to his policy work. “It’s way overdue that chefs be involved in that component,” says Scheib. While past White House chefs might offer occasional behind-the-scenes advice on nutrition matters, Scheib says, “We were always thought of as, ‘Go back in the kitchen and be quiet.”’ Kass’ relationship with the Obamas began when he cooked for the family in Chicago before the 2008 elections. He was a history major in college, who discovered a love for cooking during a summer job at a Chicago restaurant. He finished his college years abroad, and ended infractions and for any offense of the city code to be charged as either an infraction or misdemeanor. Until the council passed the ordinance, the City Attorney’s Office had no authority to reduce the misdemeanors to infractions. “There is very little practical difference from the present code,” Mason said about the approved amendments. Gardeners with noisy leaf blowers or protesters with signs too big could now face criminal charges based on a police officer’s discretion, a fact that does not sit well with Ross. He also expressed concerns about homebuyers who purchase a property that may have existing code enforcement violations. “Are they buying into a misdemeanor?” Ross asked. Only two people from the public spoke on the item, one in favor of the ordinance and another opposed. “The codes are there but currently aren’t enforceable,” said Elaine Snyder, a Baywood Avenue resident. “This will make it easier to enforce the code.”

up training in Vienna with an acclaimed Austrian chef. Back in Chicago (where his schoolteacher father taught Malia Obama in fifth grade) Kass worked at the Mediterranean restaurant Avec before opening a private chef business, Inevitable Table, that promotes “a healthy lifestyle that focuses on the quality and flavor of food to encourage good eating habits.” These days, Kass mixes plenty of cooking with his advocacy: He’s fixed honey crisp apple salad at the Agriculture Department cafeteria, served Elmo a burrito bulging with peppers, lettuce, rice and beans, and prepared Swiss chard frittatas for children on the White House lawn. He doesn’t see much of his basement apartment as he juggles the roles of cook, policy wonk and family friend — even golfing with the president when the family vacations on Martha’s Vineyard and in Hawaii. He’s also a big advocate for the White House garden, often helping troupes of schoolchildren harvest its bounty and teaching them about healthy eating. At a child obesity conference last summer in California, Kass told about fretting over nightmare scenarios before hosting a group of schoolchildren for a summer harvest of broccoli, kale and other vegetables — an event that was to be observed by a sizeable press corps. He worried about the fallout if just one child set a vegetables-are-yucky tone that would derail the event. But Vincent Boston said some code enforcement officers already go too far in enforcing city law. “You should take away their ability to issue infractions,” Boston said. Until last night, only 17 items were listed as misdemeanors in San Mateo’s municipal code. The approved ordinance will now allow the city to treat all infractions as misdemeanors and all misdemeanors as infractions. Of the 1,700 code violations the city dealt with in 2010, only 101 citations were issued and only one case went before the city’s Community Improvement Commission. The city’s municipal code covers all kinds of behavior, from the size of permitted signs and what is allowed on sidewalks to issues with homeowners, including junk in yards and the proper installation of water heaters. The ordinance passed 4-1.
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with fried rice and broccoli and carrots, garden herb-roasted chicken with braised greens, broccoli soup, sweet potatoes and greens, and cauliflower gratin. His healthy snack suggestions include warm grapefruit with honey, and banana boats stuffed with raisins, nuts and crushed whole grain cereal. The star power that comes with his chef’s jacket only helps reinforce Kass’ message about the importance of eating right. One minute he’s demonstrating how to make turkey lasagna with spinach on morning TV or chatting with Elmo about healthy school lunches, and the next he’s discussing new standards to improve meals on military bases or working with Wal-Mart to reduce the sodium content in packaged foods. “We’re seeing real changes, both big and small, happening all over the country, and incredible partnerships and people stepping up in ways that we just never could have foreseen,” Kass says. “And this kind of effort has just been inspirational and gives us a lot of hope that we can truly overcome these problems in the years to come.” It’s a measure of Kass’ growing stature that he’s gone from People magazine’s “most beautiful” list in his first year in

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crops have been after winters just like this one, he said. “Some people say, ‘Is it worth tapping this year, you don’t even have any snow. It’s going to be spring before you know it,”’ he said. “But the caution I would say is, ‘Don’t transplant your tomatoes outdoors just yet, because it ain’t over.”’ Unlike points further south, there has been some snow in Westfield, Vt., where Couture lives. But it’s closer to kneedeep than the chest-deep drifts he faced last year when it was time to tap his trees. “We’ve had a lot of thaws this winter,” he said. “But the old timers say, every thaw in the winter is a run of sap in the spring,” he said. “This is agriculture, and you never what kind of crop you’re going to get, but you’ve still got to try to do the best you can. ... So I’m not the least bit discouraged about it at this point.” It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. Last year, U.S. maple production hit an all-time high of 2.79 million gallons, led by Vermont with 1.14 million gallons. Beyond good weather, technology has played a role in the industry’s growth, with vacuum tube systems that pull he sap from trees and new taps with valves designed to prevent sap flowing back into the trees. Small amounts of syrup already have been produced in southern and central Maine, the No. 3 syrup-producing state behind Vermont and New York. Eric Ellis, a manager at Maine Maple Products in Madison and vice president of the Maine Maple Producers Association, said producers statewide are tapping their trees. “There certainly is concern, but going into any season there’s always a little bit of doubt,” Ellis said. “We don’t really know until it’s over what the crop’s going to be.” Bodan Peters, president of the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association, said he probably will wait until early March to set up his 800 taps in Sugar Hill. The mild winter doesn’t have him too concerned. “Everything leading up to this point is just what gets thrown at us,” said Peters, who grew up on a farm and has been tapping his own trees for 12 years.

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city code can either face an infraction or misdemeanor. Misdemeanors, however, will only be issued by police officers or the Harbor Patrol Master and infractions can be issued by a wide range of city workers including building and fire inspectors. The penalty for an infraction will be a simple fine while the penalty for a misdemeanor could land the violator in jail. But City Attorney Shawn Mason said the goal of the ordinance is not to punish the violator but rather to enforce compliance of city code. “These are minor, technical changes to the code that will make it more flexible,” Mason said. “I don’t anticipate there will be any changes to the number of misdemeanors that will be issued.” The ordinance the council passed last night will allow for misdemeanors currently on the books to now be charged as




Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


Jeremy Lin fever reaches into restaurants and bars
By Michele Kayal

Mint: What it is and how to use it
t’s time to move mint beyond juleps and mojitos. Because in the U.S. mint has struggled to land on the dinner table. We tend to associate it with sweets (after all, it does pair nicely with chocolate) and breath mints. But elsewhere in the world, especially North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, mint is used to lend a crisp, almost peppery contrast to savory dishes, especially fatty ones (think lamb with mint sauce). First, the basics. You’ll find fresh mint sold with the other herbs in the produce section, often in large bunches that you’ll never manage to entirely use. No worries; it’s cheap. Most of the mint sold at American grocers is spearmint or peppermint, just two of the many varieties (that grow like weeds) available. It should have a mix of large and small leaves that are bright green and firm. When you get the mint home, give it a good wash in cold water, then snip off the bottoms of the stems. You can prolong its life — sometimes by weeks — if you stand the stems upright in a glass of water and refrigerate. And be prepared for a minty fresh refrigerator. Mint is as aromatic as it is


flavorful (handy since we tend to taste with our snouts as much as our tongues). But that also means you’ll want to go easy with it to avoid overpowering other flavors in your dish. Mint loves vegetables, cooked and raw (it’s key to the flavor of fresh Vietnamese spring rolls, for example). It also goes well with roasted poultry and pork, and helps cut through assertive cheeses, such as feta. Ready to move beyond breath mints? Try this recipe for feta-mint penne with tomatoes and capers. And for more ideas for using fresh mint, check out the Off the Beaten Aisle column over on Food Network:


Feta-Mint Penne with Tomatoes and Capers
Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 1 pound penne pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon capers, drained 1/2 cup crumbled feta 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the skillet and cook until just softened, about 2 minutes. Add the capers and cook for another minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the feta and mint. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, spoon the sauce over the pasta. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 520 calories; 80 calories from fat (16 percent of total calories); 9 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 17 mg cholesterol; 92 g carbohydrate; 19 g protein; 5 g fiber; 284 mg sodium.

In the two weeks since New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin went from benchwarmer to global superstar, a wave of “Linspired” food and drinks has flooded New York City menus. Bars around Madison Square Garden, where the Knicks play, are honoring the Taiwanese-American player with items like Lin-burgers and “Lings” — Asian-spiced chicken wings. Several bars have concocted “Lintinis,” while the Shake Shack chain is offering a “Jeremy Lin-Mint,” a chocolate and mint cookie milkshake. And BaoHaus, a Jeremy Lin restaurant near Union Square serving the Taiwanese dumplings known as bao, began selling one stuffed with a curry-spiked pork chop, pickled radish and carrots, and cilantro, a typical Taiwanese preparation. “Being Asian, we’re really excited about it,” says Eddie Huang, a Taiwanese-American chef and hardcore Knicks fan whose restaurant walls are plastered with a shrine to Lin. “We feel a responsibility any time things are happening in the Taiwanese community to react, whether it’s in the blog or the menu. It’s a great opportunity to educate people about our food, our people.” Huang calls the new sandwich the “Taiwanese Te-Bao,” a reference to Lin’s devout Christianity and a play on the name of another high-profile Christian athlete, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Lin had already been dumped this season by two teams, Golden State and Houston, before being picked up by New York in December. With the Knicks stumbling to an 8-15 start and in desperate need of a spark, coach Mike D’Antoni gave Lin a chance — and the team hasn’t looked back. The Knicks have now climbed back into the playoff race in the NBA’s Eastern Conference with Lin directing the offense and doing whatever it takes to win. He put up 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, sunk a game-winning 3-pointer against Toronto and had 13 assists in a win over Sacramento this week. Thus began Linsanity. Arctica Bar and Grill in the Murray Hill neighborhood colors their “Lintini” blue and orange — Knicks colors — with a dash of blue Curacao and an orange garnish. Ditto for their Lin and Tonic. Feile, a restaurant near Madison Square Garden, concocts a Lintini with Absolut Wild Tea Vodka. At the outskirts of Greenwich Village, Snap Sports Bar hosts an hour-long open bar — read free drinks — after every Knicks win.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22 Mobile Blood Drive. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fireside Lounge, Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Open to the public. Scheduling appointment recommended. To schedule appointment email For more information visit Disney On Ice presents Disney Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3’ to Host Meet and Greet. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Children are invited to join a magical star from the cast of ‘Disney On Ice presents Disney Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3.’ Opportunity to get up-close and pose for photos with a Disney star. Event will be hosted by KQED TV and Field Entertainment. Free. For more information call 345-8222. City Talk Toastmakers Club meeting. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Redwood City Main Library, Community Room, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Join us in a friendly and supportive atmosphere to improve your communication and leadership skills. For more information call (202) 3907555. Alzheimer Cafe. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Coastside Adult Day Health Center, 645 Correas St., Half Moon Bay. This is a supportive, safe social space for those with dementia and their loved ones. Come enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chance to socialize in a comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere. Experts will be on hand to provide safe, appropriate activities, games and advice. Free. For more information or to reserve a spot call 726-5067. Club Fox Blues Jam: Junior Watson. 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $5. For more information call 3697770 or visit Millbrae Library Technology Night. 7 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Tablets, smart phones, e-readers and e-books. Find out more information on these and how you can download e-books from the library. Free. For more information call 697-7607. Christ in the Passover. 7:30 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church, 600 42nd Ave., San Mateo. For more information contact Jeanne at THURSDAY, FEB. 23 Employment Roundtable. 10 a.m. to noon. Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. 558-7400. America’s Fifth Annual Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The San Mateo County Event Center, Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. The festival features many vendors of crafts and creative arts. Free workshops and seminars will also be offered. Parking $8. Admission free. For more information visit The Art of the Silk Road. 1 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. The Art of the Silk Road SF Fine Arts Museum docent program by Kathleen Braunstein. Free. For more information call 697-7607. The Stanford Speaker Series: Diagnosing and Defining Types of Dementia. 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The Library Silverado Belmont Hills, 1301 Ralston Ave., Belmont. Dr. Chao, M.D., Ph.D. will speak and will be available to answer questions following his presentation. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. Presentation will begin at 6 p.m. RSVP by Feb. 22. Free. For more information and to RSVP call 654-9700. Welcome Amigos Spanish Immersion Education Center Open House. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Amigos Spanish Immersion Preschool, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. For more information call 921-1545. Mortgage Planning Workshop: Finding the right mortgage for each stage of your life. 6:30 p.m. Millbrae Library, Room A, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. What is the right mortgage? When to refinance? How can a reverse mortgage help me? Presenters: Guarantee Mortgage. Free. To reserve a sport or for more information call 871-3200. An Evening with Author Joel Bakan. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Will appear to discuss his latest book. Free. For more information email Stephen Beachy and Josh Mohr. 7 p.m. Books Inc, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Both authors discuss their novels, Boneyard and Damascus. For more information visit Meet the Author: Josh Bazell, author of Wild Thing. 7 p.m., San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Josh Bazell will read from his latest novel Wild Thing and be on hand to sign books. Free. For more information call 522-7802. Elks No. 2091 Election of Officers. 7:30 p.m. Elks lodge, 920 Stonegate Drive, South San Francisco. For more information call 589-4030. Arab Comedy by the Bay. 8:30 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $25. For more information call 369-7770 or visit FRIDAY, FEB. 24 Filoli’s 2012 Season Opening Celebration ‘Daffodil Daydreams.’ 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. ‘Daffodil Daydreams’ features three days of talks, demonstrations, activities for families, garden walks with horticulturalists and the first fine art exhibit of the 2012 visiting season. Free for current members of Filoli and children under 5. $15 adults. $12 seniors. $5 students. For more information visit or call 364-8300 ext. 508. America’s Fifth Annual Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The San Mateo Event Center, Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. The festival features many vendors of crafts and creative arts. Free workshops and seminars will also be offered. Parking $8. Admission free. For more information visit 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. Data Seminars. 2 p.m. Elections Office, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. The seminar is designed for candidates and their staff interested in learning more about obtaining voter data and its many uses. RSVPs are requested. Seminar open to public. Free. For more information or to RSVP call 312-5293. Tall Ships to Open for Tours and Excursions. Walk-on tours 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Port of Redwood City, 675 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City. Two tall ships will visit the Port of Redwood City this month and welcome visitors for tours and entertaining sailing programs. $3 donation per person. For more information visit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for San Mateo Weight Watchers Store. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, 4060 El Camino Real, San Mateo. Join Weight Watchers, the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, and local merchants as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the new San Mateo Weight Watchers Store with a ribbon cutting ceremony presided over by Deputy Mayor David Lin. A reception with refreshments and healthy ‘mocktails’ will follow. Everyone welcome. Free. For more information call 286-0358. Sequoia High School’s spring play: Southern Hospitality. 7 p.m. Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. $10 for students and seniors. $15 for adults. For more information call 367-9780. Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. $24.25 to $41.50. For more information call 369-7770 or visit For more events visit, click Calendar.

What’s next for the Soul Train brand?
WASHINGTON — Before the death of Don Cornelius stirred pangs of “Soul Train” nostalgia in the American public, a group of black entrepreneurs already had begun working to revive Cornelius’ creation and carry it beyond the continued popularity of the show’s dances and television reruns. What, exactly, can be done with “Soul Train,” given that it lasted nearly four decades and is considered an American institution, even though there hasn’t been a new episode in six years? Will the soul of “Soul Train” carry on, or drift into history? Soul Train Holdings LLC, the entity created by NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson when he bought the “Soul Train” library and brand last year, has a lot of ideas. Among them are bringing a “Soul Train” variety show back to television, CEO Kenard Gibbs told the Associated Press. There have been discussions with writform on the album. The album will be a reworking of many of the band’s old songs, already popular in Turkey, with a mix of some new recordings. They are also considering adding some English lyrics into the mix for the first time for their American audience. Two of the band’s songs have garnered international attention, including “Yuh Yuh” which was banned in Turkey for lyrics critical of the government. Another of the brother’s songs, “Duymak Istiyorum” was re-recorded by Emre Aydin, a Turkish pop singer who won a Eurovision award for the recording. They have even been sought out by politicians in Turkey, eager to get their endorsement. The brothers are ready to hit the music scene again because their fans have demanded it, they told the Daily Journal. “The fans miss it and we really miss it,” Aleks said. “The fans are demanding new material. They are dying to have their hands on our music.” The message in their music is universal love, peace and equality. But they also touch on political subto start constructing a 130-mile segment of the system in the Central Valley. But the SFCTA has called that plan flawed, saying it will not attract private investment since ridership projections are low for the Central Valley segment. Overhauling the statewide project could bring high-speed train service between San Francisco and San Jose sooner than anticipated. The rail authority is also negotiating with Southern California’s Metrolink system on a similar proposal. Construction on the Central Valley segment could take place simultaneously with work on the projects two “bookends” in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The rail authority is currently in the final stages of incorporating comments, suggestions, criticisms and critiques into a final 2012 business plan that will likely be considered by the board at its April 5 meeting, rail authority spokesman Lance Simmens told the Daily Journal. “We are actively and diligently engaged in discussions with numerous parties to identify ways to improve the under way. Last year, Burlingame requested ideas for developing the 20 city-owned downtown parking lots. Among the top two ideas, on which the city just started negotiations, one required use of the post office. Grosvenor, an international property development, investment and fund management group, put forward a mixed-use project using lot E — located between Lorton Avenue, Park Road, Burlingame Avenue and Howard Avenue — and the adjacent post office. The concept encompasses both properties and was created in partnership with San Francisco-based BAR Architects. It includes an “urban village” with 100 residential units, 35,000 square feet of retail and/or restaurant space and 125 residential parking spaces, according to a staff report written by Community Development Director Bill Meeker. Some guidance for possible uses for the site can be found in the city’s Downtown Specific Plan. A creek runs under a portion of the ers about taking “Soul Train” to Broadway, Gibbs said, and also in the works are film opportunities, potential book deals and, in 2013, the first “Soul Train” cruise. “The brand itself, we believe, has far, far other entertainment-based tentacles we can stretch,” Gibbs said. During a memorial for Cornelius in Los Angeles last week, Johnson assured Cornelius’ son Tony, “The brand that your father has created will last a lifetime.” jects that have often been criticized by the elite in Turkey, they said. Like San Francisco, Turkey is another melting pot of the world, with diverse people and viewpoints, they said. Despite not recording new material for years, music is always with the brothers. “Even at Godfather’s you can feel our passion for music,” Aleks said. Both men are now married and Michael and his wife are expecting their first child in April. “Life is busier now,” Michael said. “But you discover things about yourself as you go. Spiritually our music has matured, both lyrically and musically.” They come from a family of poets and singers in Turkey and are eager to carry on the tradition. “We might be the first musicians deemed ‘alternative’ in Turkey. We were not part of the typical pop scene. We are more electronic rock and our lyrics stood out far from the norm,” Michael said. The band expects to have a new album out by the end of the year. To learn more about the band visit draft plan released in November and make high-speed rail in California a reality. These discussions include local and regional transit partners in both Northern and Southern California and as yet we have not reached definitive conclusions. But cooperation and coordination on blending operations at the socalled bookends, which was identified as an option in the draft plan, is an important consideration,” Simmens told the Daily Journal. The draft business plan, however, still has the full buildout, four-track system in place for the Peninsula as well as the blended system proposal. “As yet we have made no decisions on what will be contained in that revised business plan,” Simmens said. The most recent business plan shows the cost for the overall project to be nearly $100 billion, significantly higher than the $36 billion the rail authority projected the cost would be back when voters approved Proposition 1A in 2008, the $9 billion bond measure that set the project in motion. property, which, under the plan, could one day be uncovered to create a unique town square-like space. If the lot including the building were to be put up for sale, the building could be used for civic purposes. The plan also outlines possible uses for the area including retail, personal services, business, offices and upstairs residential units. Burlingame’s post office isn’t the only one that could be sold. The U.S. Postal Service faces a $9 billion deficit. As a result, last year the independent government agency announced plans to close up to 3,700 post offices and 250 mail processing centers across the country. The Postal Service had planned to shutter those facilities in December but has since pushed that decision back to May. Post office representative previously said post offices in Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park and Palo Alto were slated to be sold in 2012. Closing the processing center in Burlingame has also previously been discussed.

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Born in Malatya, Turkey, the brothers ended up in San Mateo about 30 years ago and pursued careers in cinematography and family counseling. They taught themselves music, however, and produced several discs in Turkish that brought the duo to stages across the world. Cemali’s music combines the culture and music from Turkey and the United States and blends stirring melodies, alternative electronic rhythms and world beat woven with original contemporary poetry. Some call them the Depeche Mode of Turkey. They have not produced an album of new recordings for nearly a decade, though, but have performed live at the San Francisco World Music Festival in recent years. The brothers are currently mixing their next album at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley and have enlisted some of the Bay Area’s top session players to per-

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tracks, likely to be constructed south of Belmont. The Rail Authority and Caltrain have a memorandum of understanding to share the corridor with the caveat the statewide agency fund electrification and other improvements for the system. Currently, Caltrain and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority are working together to secure funding for a plan that would electrify the Caltrain corridor and extend the tracks from Fourth and King streets in San Francisco to the new Transbay Transit Center. The SFCTA has proposed a concept for the Peninsula that will be cheaper to build, generate more ridership and be built nearly 10 years before the rail authority’s anticipated completion date. This summer, the rail authority plans

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Office to a yet-to-be-determined new location in the same vicinity as the current post office that is appropriately sized for our current needs,” he said. City officials will be meeting with post office officials to discuss the relocation, said City Manager Jim Nantell. “We are hopeful that we could work with whoever purchases the property to develop the site, possibly in combination with our public parking next door, in a way that will allow for a significant public plaza/space in the middle of our downtown,” he said. Mayor Jerry Deal was happy to hear the news. He agreed with Nantell, a signature outdoor space is missing downtown. Deal was also hopeful a development would include retail, condos and increased parking options. An idea for such a development is



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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012 PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)—Although it will be easy for you to get along with most people, you can still expect cross words to come out of your mouth if a nasty person ticks you off. Avoid such types if you can. ARIES (March 21-April 19)—If you expect friends or family to do things for you that you can easily do for yourself, you’re going to be severely disappointed. You had better be ready to go it alone. TAURUS (April 20-May 20)—Even if you’re sure of yourself, it isn’t smart to forcibly impose your beliefs on others. You might win the argument but alienate your pals in the process.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)—Although you may be able to see some changes that would clearly benefit your family, your kinfolk may not be prepared to make them. To get their support, they’ll need to see what you see. CANCER (June 21-July 22)—Even if another has better ideas, you may not be easily convinced. Make sure that you’re not putting the kibosh on something cool just because your pride is wounded. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)—Your conclusions regarding how others should be managing their affairs will be right on the money, yet when it comes to your own bailiwick, you’ll suddenly go blank. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)—Avoid inclinations to treat

simple situations in a heavy-handed manner. If you take yourself or events too seriously, you are likely to just make yourself sick. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)—Attend to tasks that require know-how and concentration as early in the day as possible, while you’re fresh and alert. As time ticks on, your temperament and talents could lose their cutting edge. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)—Socializing and being with friends will be fun, provided the time spent with them is of short duration. Unfortunately, your social graces might not have much staying power. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)—Because your temper might have a short fuse right now, you could

bring woe to those who cross you and make you angry. Sadly, the probabilities of you misinterpreting others’ intentions will be high. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)—Have the courage of your convictions, because if you don’t, a know-it-all might try to intimidate you by discounting your ideas in front of others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)—Instead of applying incoming funds to new endeavors or merchandise that you’ve had your eye on, it would be a whole lot smarter to pay off some of your old debts first. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


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104 Training
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110 Employment
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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 511506 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 Victoria M. Padilla TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Victoria M. Padilla filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Victoria Angelene Padilla Proposed name: Victoria Angelene Colin-Sandoval Padilla 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 20, 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: 01/31/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 01/31/2012 (Published 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12)

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CASE# CIV 511888 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 Martin de Guzman & Christine de Guzman TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Martin de Guzman & Christine de Guzman filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Monica Chloe Serrano de Guzman Proposed name: Chloe Serrano de Guzman 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 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: 02/16/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/16/2012 (Published 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248244 The following person is doing business as: Saba Realty & Investments, 1410 Avondale Road, Hillsborough, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Susan M. Davila, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Susan M. Davila / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/03/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12).

NIKON RESEARCH Corporation of America in Belmont, CA seeks Control Engineer. Req’ts: MSME, knowledge of lithographic system machine configurations, real time software implementation & system dynamics & controls. Fax resumes to 650-508-3825 RESTAURANT Experienced Line Cook, Available Weekends, 1201 San Carlos Ave. SAN CARLOS, 94070.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248667 The following persons are doing business as: JC Limo and Car Service, 1050 Carolan Ave., #206, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: Jean Fabio Kaminski, same address and Cristian C. Guimaraes Cardoso, 1025 Cadillac Way, #314, Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jean F. Kaminski / /s/ Cristian C. G. Cardoso / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/31/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248784 The following persons are doing business as: Dollars & Donuts Productions, 239 Holly Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owners: Michael J. Martin, 461 Granada Dr., So. San Francisco, CA 94080 and Daryl Della, 239 Holly Ave., So. San Francisco, CA 94080. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 10/16/2011. /s/ Michael J. Martin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/07/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248502 The following person is doing business as: 1)Larkspur Landing South San Francisco, 2)South San Francisco Larkspur Landing, 3)Larkspur Landing, 690 Gateway Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: LL South San Francisco, L.P., CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/11/2007. /s/ James A. Hansen / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/19/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248832 The following person is doing business as: Your Entertainment Productions, 170 Crestmoor Circle, Pacifica, CA 94044 is hereby registered by the following owner: Angelo Joseph Marquez, same address and Ryan Sole Pagunsan, 231 Frankfort St., Daly City, CA 94014. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/09/2012. /s/ Ryan Sole Pagunsan / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/09/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248631 The following person is doing business as: Coello’s Registration Services, 2041 Pioneer Court, Suite 207, San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Carmen Coello, 1515 Arc Way, Apt. 204, Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Carmen Coello / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/30/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248558 The following person is doing business as: Hernandez Gardening, 2054 Euclid Ave., #8, EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303 is hereby registered by the following owner: Osmin Hernandez Alvarado, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Osmin Hernandez Alvarado / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248477 The following person is doing business as: PK Sound SF, 600 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: PK Sound Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/03/12. /s/ Stephanie Davis / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/19/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248421 The following person is doing business as: Dia Construction, 40 Valley View Court, San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Farshad Shahbazi, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 11/28/2011. /s/ Farshad Shahbazi / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/13/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248420 The following person is doing business as: Ztech Solutions, 1919 Alameda de las Pulgas, #29, San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Zita Berghammer, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/12. /s/ Zita Berghammer / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/13/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248707 The following person is doing business as: Custom Floral Designs by C. Smith, 509 Chesterton Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Cyndy A. Smith, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Cyndy A. Smith / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/01/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248899 The following person is doing business as: Selosoft, 754 Jenevein Ave., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Sterling Selover, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Sterling Selover/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/14/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248943 The following person is doing business as: Bayway Records, 221 Golden Bay Dr., Pacifica, CA 94044 is hereby registered by the following owner: Efrain G. Rodriguez, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Efrain G. Rodriguez/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/17/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248945 The following person is doing business as: DG Consulting, 800 Sea Spray Lane, #202, Foster City, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: David W. Gee, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2003. /s/ David W. Gee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/17/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12).


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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. FOUND! 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.

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Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

SUMMARY OF ENACTED ORDINANCE The City Council of the City of Millbrae, at its meeting on February 14, 2012, adopted 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 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 singleuse plastic and free paper carryout bags from "retail establishments" for point-of-sale purchases, and requires a minimum of a $0.10 charge per recycled content paper bag and that stores charge for reusable bags except for during time-limited promotional events. 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 reuse organizations are exempt businesses. The Ordinance requires that paper bags have a minimum of 40% post-consumer 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 adoption of this Ordinance. The Ordinance will be in effect on March 15, 2012, and the Regulations will be implemented as of September 1, 2012. This Summary was prepared by the City Attorney in accordance with Government Code Section 36933(c)(1). BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL Dated: February 22, 2012 Angela Louis City Clerk 2/22/12 CNS-2264234# SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL

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 SOLD 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

203 Public Notices
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0125513 Title Order No. 11-0105676 APN No. 035-113-120 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RIGOBERTO DELGADO GALLEGOS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/21/2005 and recorded 10/31/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-189893, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, will sell on 03/7/2012 at 12:30PM, At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice, 400 County Center, Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2155 SHOREVIEW AVENUE, SAN MATEO, CA, 94401. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation se-cured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $690,802.09. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. DATED: 01/29/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.152946 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2012

203 Public Notices
ORDER FOR publication of SUMMONS CASE NUMBER: FAM0116042 In Re: Petitioner: ASEN BOYKOV BILEV vs. Respondent: KRISTEN N. JACKSON Upon reading and filing evidence consisting of a declaration as provided in Section 415.50 CCP by Trudy Nicole LeDee, and it satisfactorily appearing therefrom that the Respondent, Richard Kennedy LeDee, cannot be served with reasonable diligence in any other manner specified in Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and it also appearing from the verified Petition that a good cause of action exists in this action in favor of the Petitioner, therein and against the Respondent, and that the said Respondent is a necessary and proper party to the action or that the party to be served has or claims an interest in, real or personal property in this State that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Court or the relief demanded in the action consists wholly or in part in excluding such party from any interest in such property. NOW, ON MOTION of Asen Boykov Bilev, Petitioner in Pro Per, IT IS ORDERED that the services of said Summons in this section be made upon said Respondent, by publication thereof in the Daily Journal, a newspaper of general circulation publish in San Mateo County, California, hereby designated as the newspaper most likely to give notice to said Respondent; that said publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of said Summons and of said Petition in this action be forthwith deposited in the United States Post Office, postpaid, directed to said Respondent, if his address is ascertained before expiration of the time prescribed for the publication of this Summons and declaration of this mailing, or of the fact that the address was not ascertained, be filed at the expiration of the time prescribed for the publications. Dated: 01/11/12 Signed: Susan Greenberg Judge/Commissioner of the Superior Court Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal February 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012.

203 Public Notices
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248771 The following person is doing business as: BS Landscape/Tree Care, 166 Dumbarton Ave., Apt #3, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jhonatan A. Corado, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jhonatan A. Corado / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248757 The following person is doing business as: Best Fresh Produce, 68 1/2 Randolf Ave., SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Emilio Contreras, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 2/1/12 /s/ Emilio Contreras / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/03/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248939 The following person is doing business as: Delizie, 1107 San Carlos Ave, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Francesco Ruggiero, 25 Lorton Ave., #3, Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Francesco Ruggiero / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/17/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248955 The following person is doing business as: Advanced Components Technology, 2865 Spring St., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Mills Aequistion Corporation, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/01/2012. /s/ Ronald C. Mills / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/21/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248580 The following person is doing business as: Classically Luxe, 2715 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Rachelle Maidaa, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/01/2012. /s/ Rachelle Maida / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/25/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248620 The following person is doing business as: La Tre Catering, 1820 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: La Tre Catering Co., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Marcus Trinh / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/27/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12).

297 Bicycles
INSTEP HALF bike for child, mounts onto adult bike. $15. Like new. SOLD!

298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My Head" See: 650-204-0587 $75 2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1 clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902 200 1940 Baseball Cards $100 or B/O (650)481-5296 65 EUROPEAN Used Postage Stamps. Some issued before 1920. All different. Includes stamps from England, France, and Germany. $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,

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 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248728 The following person is doing business as: S @ C Courier Systems, 743 El Camino Real, #31, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Steven Clarfield, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 09/01/2006 approximately. /s/ Steven Clarfield / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/02/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248773 The following person is doing business as: Theisen Bros. Glass Co., 1015 San Mateo Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lawrence Jessup, 851 Taylor Blvd., Millbrae, CA 94030. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/12. /s/ Lawrence Jessup / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248566 The following person is doing business as: Trueform Engineering, 295 Old County Rd. #3, San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jonathan Brewer, 438 3rd Ave, San Francisco CA 94118. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012. /s/ Jonathan Brewer/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/15/12, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248513 The following person is doing business as: Beyond Beautiful Boutique, 1030 Beech St., East Palo Alto, CA 94303 is hereby registered by the following owner: Guadalupe Alejadra Sanchez, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Guadalupe Sanchez / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/20/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248952 The following person is doing business as: Winking Bee Optometry, 1100 Park Pl., Suite 10, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lew and Liao Professional Corp., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ MinJung Lew / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/21/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248944 The following person is doing business as: Good Shepherd Unlimited, 820 Lakeshore Dr., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jocelyn Uganiza, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Jocelyn Uganiza / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/17/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/22/12, 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12).

FOR SALE African Game Mounts
Actual full size shoulder mount. Quality taxidermy. Obtained in safari hunt in South Africa & Zimbabwe. Possible uses in mountain cabin or sport tavern. Owner leaving country. No price rejected.

Call (650)570-6900
to view call for appointment Kudu, Sable, Spring Bok, Black Wildebeest, Jem Bok "ork", Sissiby
GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo $10 (650)692-3260 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 JOE MONTANA signed authentic retirement book, $39., (650)692-3260 ORIGINAL SMURF FIGURES - 19791981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2”, all $40., (650)518-0813 PRECIOUS MOMENTS vinyl dolls - 16”, 3 sets of 2, $35. each set, (650)518-0813 SPORTS CARDS, huge collection, over 20,000 cards, stars, rookies, hall of famers. $100 for all. SOLD

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248584 The following person is doing business as: Garden Sense, Inc., dba Janet Bell and Associates, 3475 Edison Way, Suite C, Menlo Park, CA 94025 is hereby registered by the following owner: Garden Sense, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/12. /s/ Janet Bell / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/25/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248501 The following person is doing business as: Dyla’s Housecleaning, 640 Lausanne Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014 is hereby registered by the following owner: Edylamar F. de Sousa, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/19/12. /s/ Edylamar F. de Sousa / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/19/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/01/12, 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12).

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


Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012
300 Toys 304 Furniture
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, SOLD! PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions $45. each set, (650)347-8061 ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100., (650)504-3621 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

310 Misc. For Sale
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 ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 AREA RUG - 8x8 round, 100% wool pile, color ivory, black, fiber 97% wood, 3% silk, country style, Burl, $90., (650)3475104 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.,

310 Misc. For Sale
JEWELRY DISPLAY CASE - Handmade, portable, wood & see through lid to open, 45”L, 20”W, 3”H, $65., (650)592-2648 LARGE PRINT. Hard Cover. Mystery Books. Current Author. (20) $2 each 650-364-7777 MAGNIFYING MIRROR. Swivel, wall mount, 5Xx1X. Satin nickel finish. New, in box. $20. (650)630-2329 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 NATURAL GRAVITY WATER SYSTEM - Alkaline, PH Balance water, with antioxident properties, good for home or office, brand new, $100., (650)619-9203. NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 OLD 5 gal. glass water cooler bottle $50 (650)593-7553 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books

310 Misc. For Sale
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

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

RADIO-CONTROL SAILBOAT: Robbie model. Power: Futaba’s ATTAK, 75.750 mghz.Excellent condition, ready to use. Needs batteries. $60.00 650-341- 3288

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


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 BOOTS. WOMEN'S Timberland, 6-1/2. Good. cond. $15. SOLD! BRIDAL PETTICOAT: Taffeta. Fitted waist-to-hip above bouffant crinolines; ruffled taffetas over and under crinoline Sz: 10 $20. (650)341-3288 EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129

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 3 TVS 4 DVD players VCRs, ect. almost free. Nothing over $9 (650)308-6381 32” TOSHIBA Flat screen TV like new, bought 9/9/11 with box. $300 Firm. (415)264-6605 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 LAPTOP. ACER Inspire One, 160 Gb HD. $75. SOLD PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25., (650)637-8244 PRINTER. HP Office Jet All-in-One. New. $50. SOLD 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

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 MIXER & CITRUS JUICE combo by Ham. Beach - sturdy model, used, c.70's $22.,SOLD! 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

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. 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

RACCOON TRAP 32" long by 10" wide 12" high, SOLD! 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 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 TENT $30.00 (650)591-4710

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

LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining $35. (650)868-0436 LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining, size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990

312 Pets & Animals
SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors with divider $50.00 (650) 743-9534.

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ACROSS 1 ’50s-’60s Bronx Bombers nickname, with “The” 5 South Seas tuber 9 Oceans 14 Like the team before @, on schedules 15 Not much 16 Hotel courts 17 Best Original Song Oscar winner from ... Disney’s “Pocahontas” 20 Little one 21 __-tzu 22 On the calmer side 23 ... Disney’s “Aladdin” 28 Headache 29 WSJ headline 30 __ rock: music genre 31 Faux pas 33 Bars with hidden prices? 35 Evensong? 39 ... Disney’s “Song of the South” 43 Wed. vis-à-vis Thu. 44 Reed of The Velvet Underground 45 Expel, as lava 47 Western treaty gp. 50 Periods prec. soccer shootouts 52 Before, poetically 53 ... Disney’s “Mary Poppins” 58 French city mostly destroyed in 1944 59 Golf’s Woosnam 60 Tyler of “Jersey Girl” 61 ... Disney’s “Monsters, Inc.” 67 Athena’s shield 68 “__ chic!” 69 File’s partner 70 Actor Milo 71 Holiday tubers 72 __-Ball DOWN 1 Brolly user’s garment 2 __ Jima 3 ’20s White House nickname 4 1997 ecological protocol city 5 Gustatory sensor 6 Blood typing abbr. 7 Sight site 8 Bilingual Canadian city 9 John who explored the Canadian Arctic 10 Openly hostile 11 Showy extra 12 Like tridents 13 Marquis de __ 18 Three-sixty in a canoe 19 Coyote call 23 Grain beard 24 Suffering from vertigo 25 Legendary skater Sonja 26 “Ixnay!” 27 Sgt. Snorkel’s dog 32 Covert __: spy stuff 34 Disney frame 36 Some mag spreads 37 Flat hand, in a game 38 __ Khan: “The Jungle Book” tiger 40 Elemental bit 41 Judgment Day 42 Blow away in competition 46 Pint-size 48 Low-pH substance 49 Crudely built home 51 Switchblade 53 Tables-on-thestreet restaurants 54 “__-Ho”: Dwarfs’ song 55 Non-mainstream film 56 Prefix with mural 57 Civil rights activist Medgar 58 “Farewell, cara mia” 62 Metaphor words 63 Skirt line 64 Asian plow puller 65 Vague pronoun 66 Hawaiian strings

307 Jewelry & Clothing
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new, $100., (650)991-2353 Daly City GALLON SIZE bag of costume jewelry various sizes, colors, $80. for bag, (650)589-2893 LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow lengthgloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436

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

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

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 CEILING FAN - Multi speed, bronze & brown, excellent shape, $45., (650)5922648 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 Little

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 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

BASSET LOVE Seat Hide-a-Bed, Beige, Good Cond. Only $30! 650-766-9553 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 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 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


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


310 Misc. For Sale
10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each, (650)349-6059 12 DAYS of Christmas vintage drinking Glasses 1970 Color prints Prefect condition original box $25 (650)873-8167 130 ADULT mags for sale, playboy, penthouse and foreign and over a dozen adult vhs movies.$25 for all, SOLD! 1970 TIFFANY style swag lamp with opaque glass, $59., (650)692-3260 2 AUTOMOTIVE MANUALS: 1) CHILTON'S Auto Repair Manual 1964 - 1971 2) MOTOR SERVICE'S Automotive Encyclopedia. Each: $5. (650)341-3288 2 TODDLER car seats, hardly used. Both for $75.00. (650)375-1246 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

FOOD SLICER. Oxo Mandolin. used. $15. (650)630-2329 FORE GOLFERS! Great tee Golf mystery novel. “The Case Missing Links”. Pebble Beach Author has 60 copies, $5. (650)342-6192

prize. of the story. each,

FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking daisies, green & white, SOLD! GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact $50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City HANGING PLANTER. 2-black plasticcoated steel, 20" wide, 10" deep. With chains, hooks. Both for $35 (650)630-2329 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 LIMITED QUANTITY VHS porno tapes, $8. each, (650)871-7200

By Gareth Bain (c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


316 Clothes
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.

Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012
318 Sports Equipment
TREADMILL - PROFORM Crosswalk Sport. 300 pounds capacity with incline, hardly used. $450., (650)637-8244 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


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.

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

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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 SAN MATEO - Large 2 Bedroom, 2 bath. Next to Central Park. Rarely Available. Prestigious Location & Building. Gated garage. Deck, No pets, $2,400/mo. Call (650) 948-2935

625 Classic Cars
DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $5800 or trade. (650)588-9196 NISSAN ‘87 Centura - Two door, manual, stick shift, 150K miles. Clean title, good body, $1,250., (415)505-3908 PLYMOUTH ‘72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $12k obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623

322 Garage Sales

ALL BLUE JEANS ON SALE For Kids, Guys & Gals! 50% Off
Open Thurs. & Fri 10-2:00 Sat 10-3:00 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401

470 Rooms
FURNISHED BEDROOM - all utilities included. 6 months lease, Daly City, (650) 245-4988 HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660

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

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 NINE WEST. 3 black handbags. Very good condition. All for $10. (650)6302329 PUMPS. AMALFI, 6C, 2-1/2" heels. Peach-champagne tone. Worn once. $30. SOLD 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 SAN FRANCISCO SOUVENIR JACKET: Hooded, zip-front. Reversible, outer: tan all-weather; inner: navy plush. Each has SF landmarks' embroidery. Large: $20. (650)341-3288 SNEAKERS. WOMEN'S Curves, 9-1/2. New. $20. SOLD SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers), black, $18. (510) 527-6602 VINTAGE CLOTHING 1930 Ermine fur coat Black full length $35 650 755-9833


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.

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Rooms For Rent
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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.

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672 Auto Stereos

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620 Automobiles
69 GTO weld wheels, frozen engine & transmission. $100 or B/O, (650)4815296 76 PORSCHE sportmatic NO engine with transmission $100 650 481-5296

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

760 El Camino Real San Carlos (650)593-8085 670 Auto Parts
2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno 650-588-1946 4 1996 aluminum lincoln rims, 16x7 inches $60., SOLD! 4 CADILLACS Wheels. Fits CTSV and SRV. 6 Lugs 18” $100 Each. (650)340-1225 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 FORD SMALL block, high performance, aluminum manifold $75.,SOLD! FORD TWO barrel carborater, motorcraft. $30., SOLD! GOODYEAR EAGLE RSA tire. 225x70R15 brand new, mounted on 95 caprice rim $60., SOLD! HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 HOLLY FOUR barrel carborater, 650 vaccum secondaries. $60., SOLD! HONDA CIVIC FRONT SEAT Gray Color. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno. 415-999-4947 RADIATOR FOR 94-96 caprice/impala. $75., SOLD! chevy

We Sell, Install and Repair All Brands of Car Stereos
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670 Auto Service

335 Rugs
IVORY WOOL blend rect. 3x5 Blue Willow pattern $50 firm, (650)342-6345

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

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

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

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

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

680 Autos Wanted

Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

318 Sports Equipment
"EVERLAST FOR HER" Machine to help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037 13 ASSORTED GOLF CLUBS- Good Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059. BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard $35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message. BOYS BOXING gloves $8. 341-8342 DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” dimeter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF BALLS in new carton Dunlop, Wilson, & Top Flight $9.00 650 341-8342 GOLF SET. 6 clubs with Sports bag and cart. $100. SOLD. Sun Mtn.

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

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 SOLD! MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461 PONTIAC ‘00 Grand Am SE. 53k miles, 4 new tires. $3,400., (650)345-4646 VW PASSAT WAGON '02 GLX V6, 145K miles, gold, loaded, nice, $4000 SOLD!

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

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

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

379 Open Houses

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


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

& Paint Expert Body and Paint Personalized Service
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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

TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621




De Martini Construction
Bath Building/Remodeling Contractors

$25 OFF First Cleaning
• Commercial - Residential (we also clean windows) • Good References • 10 Years Exp.

Bath Remodeler
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DRAFTING SERVICES for Remodels, Additions, and New Construction (650)343-4340

General Contractors / Building & Design New construction, Kitchen-Bath Remodels, Metal Fabrication, Painting Call for free design consultation (650) 274-4484 L#926933

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Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012


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


Decks & Fences

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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.

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

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

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Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
• General Home Repairs • Improvements • Routine Maintenance


Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates


General Contractor Free Estimate Specializing in Concrete • Brickwork • Stonewall Interlocking Pavers • Landscaping Tile • Retaining Wall Bonded & Insured Lic. #685214

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


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for all your electrical needs

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Over 20 years experience Interior & Exterior Commercial & Residential Insured & Bonded Free Estimates

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

Hardwood Floors

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

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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

MTR, INC. CONSTRUCTION (650)201-9161
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ANGEL TRUMPET VINE - wine colored blooms, $40., SSF, Bill (650)871-7200

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

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

Hauling Tree Service

Bathrooms & Kitchens Concrete & Drainage Insured & Bonded Affordable Rates
Decks & Fences

(650)315-4011 Gutters

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


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Gutter Cleaning - Leaf Guard Gutter & Roof Repairs Custom Down Spouts Drainage Solutions 10% Senior Discount
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Haul Any Kind of Junk Residential & Commercial Free Estimates! We recycle almost everything! Go Green!

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

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

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• Carpentry • Plumbing • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Dry Rot • Decks Priced for You! Call John

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Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012



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Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

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

Call for a free consultation (650)363-2600 This law firm is a debt relief agency
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A NO COST Senior Housing Referral Service
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Wednesday • Feb. 22, 2012

been suspected of making secret weapons — and to meet Iranian nuclear scientists involved in the country’s controversial program. “Iran’s cooperation with the (IAEA) agency continues and is at its best level,” added Mehmanparast. The visit comes as Iran carries out air defense war games to practice protecting nuclear and other sensitive sites. The official news agency IRNA said Monday the four-day air defense war games — dubbed “Sarallah,” or “God’s Revenge” — were taking place in the south of the country and involve anti-aircraft batteries, radar and warplanes. The drill will be held over 73,000 square miles (190,000 square kilometers) near the port of Bushehr, the site of Iran’s lone nuclear power plant. Iran has held multiple air, land and sea maneuvers in recent months as the tensions increased. The military maneuvers are viewed as a message to the West that Iran is prepared to defend itself against hostile measures and to retaliate — including warnings that it could cut the strategic Strait of Hormuz waterway off its southern coast with its naval forces. Tehran is also under heavy economic pressure. Last month, the European Union imposed sanctions on Iran’s fuel exports and froze its central bank assets.


Iran says will strike its foes pre-emptively
By Nasser Karimi

Around the world
Dozens killed in Syria, Red Cross urges cease-fire
BEIRUT — Food and water are running dangerously low in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, with frantic cries for help from residents amid government shelling that pounded rebel strongholds and killed at least 30 people Tuesday, activists said. Shells reportedly rained down on rebellious districts at a rate of 10 per minute at one point and the Red Cross called for a daily two-hour cease-fire so that it can deliver emergency aid to the wounded and sick. “If they don’t die in the shelling, they will die of hunger,” activist and resident Omar Shaker told the Associated Press after hours of intense shelling concentrated on the rebel-held neighborhood of Baba Amr that the opposition has extolled as a symbol of their 11-month uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime. Another 33 people were killed in northern Syria’s mountainous Jabal al-Zawiya region when government forces raided a town in pursuit of regime opponents, raising Tuesday’s overall death toll to 63, activists said.

TEHRAN, Iran — As pressure mounts over Iran’s nuclear program, a top Iranian general warned Tuesday that the nation will preemptively strike anyone who threatens it. The statement by Gen. Mohammed Hejazi continues the defiant tone Tehran has taken in its confrontation with Western countries that claim it is developing nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. “We do not wait for enemies to take action against us,” said Hejazi, according to the semiofficial Fars news agency. “We will use all our means to protect our national interests.” Hejazi heads the military’s logistical wing. The U.S. and Israel have not ruled out strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities. Iran also said Tuesday that a visiting U.N. team did not plan to inspect the country’s nuclear facilities and will only hold talks with officials in Tehran. The statement cast doubt on how well U.N. inspectors can gauge whether Iran is moving ahead with its suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons. The visit by the International


One of two Iranian naval ships that returned from Syria passes through the Suez Canal in Egypt.
Atomic Energy Agency team, which started Monday, is the second in less than a month. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the visiting IAEA team was made up of experts, not inspectors. He told reporters that the IAEA team was holding discussions Tuesday in Tehran to prepare for future cooperation between Iran and the U.N. watchdog. He said this cooperation is at its “best” level. “The (title) of the members of the visiting delegation is not ‘inspectors.’ This is an expert delegation. The purpose of visit is not inspection,” said Mehmanparast. “The aim is to negotiate about cooperation between Iran and the agency and to set a framework for a continuation of the talks.” Visits to Iranian nuclear sites were not part of the IAEA visit three weeks ago. But on Monday, Iranian state radio said the U.N. team had asked to visit the Parchin military complex outside Tehran — a known, conventional arms facility that has

U.S.apologizes for Quran burnings in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. apologized Tuesday for the burning of Muslim holy books that had been pulled from the shelves of a detention center library adjoining a major base in eastern Afghanistan because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions. The White House echoed military officials in saying that the burning of Qurans and other Islamic reading material that had been tossed in a pile of garbage was an accident. But more than 2,000 Afghans protested the incident outside the Bagram Air Base that stoked rising anti-foreign sentiment and fueled Afghan claims that foreign troops disrespect their culture and Islamic religion even as the Americans and other NATO forces prepare to withdraw by the end of 2014. Demonstrators who gathered outside Bagram Air Field, one of the largest U.S. bases in Afghanistan, shouted, “Die, die, foreigners!” Some fired rifles into the air. Others threw rocks at the gate of the base and set tires on fire.

Venezuelan leader Chavez faces new surgery
By Fabiola Sanchez

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez announced Tuesday that doctors in Cuba found a new lesion in the same place where he had a tumor removed last year and said he will require surgery. “It is a small lesion of about 2 centimeters (less than 1 inch) in diameter, very clearly visible,” Chavez told state television. The announcement thrust Venezuelan politics into new uncertainty because the socialist leader is seeking re-election this year, hoping to extend his more than 13 years in power with a new six-year term. He did not say when or where he

Hugo Chavez

would undergo the surgery, other than “in the coming days.” He said he would meet with his inner circle to decide and expected to provide more details after a We d n e s d a y

Cabinet meeting. Chavez, 57, said it should be less complicated than what he underwent in Cuba last June, when doctors removed a cancerous tumor from his pelvic region. From July to September, Chavez received four rounds of chemothera-

py, both in Cuba and in Venezuela, and he subsequently said tests showed he was cancer-free. On Tuesday, Chavez denied rumors that the cancer had spread aggressively even as he said doctors do not know whether the new growth is malignant or not. “I completely deny what’s going around that I have metastasis in the liver or I don’t know where, that the cancer has spread all over my body and that I’m already dying,” he said. He has never specified the cancer’s exact nature or location, and opposition politicians and critics have repeatedly accused Chavez of a lack of transparency. Analyst Cynthia Arnson of the Woodrow Wilson International

Center in Washington said Tuesday’s announcement seriously complicates Chavez’s prospects for re-election on Oct. 7. “It’s now clear that Chavez’s cancer is far from cured. Chavez’s illness — his ability to campaign as well as to govern — is a major factor in the race. It erodes the aura of invincibility as well as inevitability that Chavez has always tried to create,” she said. The governing party will also be vexed as it lacks an alternative with Chavez’s charisma and popular following, Arnson said. She predicted Tuesday’s news will make “a tight race even tighter” against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, a 39year-old state governor.