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Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012 • Vol XII, Edition 163
Towing company accused of bad business
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A Redwood City towing and storage company charged excessive rates to use a dolly, refused to release vehicles to paying owners and didn’t provide proper documents, according to local prosecutors who allege it committed bad business practices. The District Attorney’s Ofﬁce on Tuesday
ﬁled the complaint against Isabel Trujillo who operates Specialty Towing at 2666 Middleﬁeld Road. Prosecutors are seeking restitution for allegedly wronged consumers and civil penalties no less than $100,000. Trujillo could not be reached for comment and the company’s website has been suspended. The alleged violations involved cars primarily towed from private property in San Mateo
County and the case landed in the District Attorney’s Ofﬁce by way of a consumer complaint, said Deputy District Attorney John Wilson. Speciﬁcally, the complaint claims Specialty Towing moved automobiles without the presence of the property owner or operator to give authorization; charged “excessive” rates to use a dolly which is not allowed by the police department or California Highway Patrol;
refused to let a driver be present when the vehicle is about to be towed to pay half the regular charge to have it released; failed to give the consumer a copy of the towing authorization before he or she paid for release from the storage facility; and, failed to give the consumers prior to paying the tow and storage charges a copy of a notice advising
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The Burlingame City Council has voted to raise parking fees by 25 cents and put smart meters on Burlingame Avenue but not in the rest of the downtown.
Quarter parking hike approved
Increased rate will help pay for Burlingame improvements
By Heather Murtagh
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Bob Stanton traveled from Antioch yesterday to pick up items at the Fixtures ‘n Faucets kitchen and bath showroom in San Mateo only to ﬁnd it was closed.
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Customers wonder what happened to San Mateo business
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A quarter increase on the hourly parking rate is coming to downtown Burlingame along with smart meters on Burlingame Avenue, a decision the City Council made Tuesday. Giving downtown Burlingame a pedestrian-friendly facelift comes with a $15.9 million price tag, a cost that could be covered through a combination of city funds, parking rates and money raised through assessing property owners. On Tuesday, the Burlingame City Council considered a recommendation from the Trafﬁc, Safety and Parking Commission to increase meter rates to raise money needed from parking to help with
The Fixtures ‘n Faucets stores in San Mateo and Redwood City have closed their doors to the public and its customers have not been told why. The stores reportedly closed for inventory Feb. 16 and have yet to reopen. Now a “closed” sign is pinned to the front entrance at the kitchen and bath showroom on Eldorado Street near downtown San Mateo. Some customers are starting to think the company is on the brink of bankruptcy and have started to stop payments for items that have
not yet been delivered. The Daily Journal could not reach anyone from the company for comment over the past few days. Customers have also been unable to contact the company, as no one answers any of the four phone lines the company has. Customers are also unable to leave the company messages, as its voice mail service no longer functions. Belmont resident John O’Neill was told the stores were closed for inventory a couple of weeks ago and that they would reopen. But the last time he visited the San Mateo store, the parking lot was
chained and there was no one on site. He ordered about $2,000 in bathroom fixtures but was initially told the order had been delayed. After a second delay, he was told the store would close for inventory but that was weeks ago. “They’ve gone dark on everyone. They should let their customers know what is going on. It is just dishonest,” O’Neill said. Antioch resident Bob Stanton traveled from the East Bay yesterday to pick up an order he was told would be delivered by Feb. 22. He had called the company for more than a week with little luck and was
See PARKING, Page 20
Community colleges face unexpected budget deficit
By Terence Chea
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO — California community college leaders warned Wednesday of an unexpected budget shortfall that could lead to more cuts in courses, staff and services. The 112-campus system faces an additional $149 million deﬁcit because of lower-than-expected property tax revenue
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Thought for the Day
“Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.”
— Robert H.Jackson,U.S.Supreme Court Justice (1892-1954)
This Day in History
The ﬁrst shelling of the U.S. mainland during World War II occurred as a Japanese submarine fired on an oil reﬁnery near Santa Barbara causing little damage. In 1685, composer George Frideric Handel was born in Germany. In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas. In 1848, the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, died in Washington, D.C., at age 80. In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take ofﬁce, following word of a possible assassination plot in Baltimore. In 1870, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union. In 1927, President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission, forerunner of the Federal Communications Commission. In 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi. In 1954, the ﬁrst mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh. In 1965, ﬁlm comedian Stan Laurel, 74, died in Santa Monica, Calif. In 1970, Guyana became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations. In 1981, an attempted coup began in Spain as 200 members of the Civil Guard invaded Parliament, taking lawmakers hostage. (However, the attempt collapsed 18 hours later.) In 1992, the XVI Winter Olympic Games ended in Albertville, France. Ten years ago: Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped by a rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. (She was rescued along with 14 other hostages in July 2008.) Penn State pole vaulter Kevin Dare, 19, died after landing on his head during the Big Ten indoor championships in Minneapolis.
A Nenets boy enters a traditional tent called a chum,at a reindeer breeders’settlement in the Tundra region,Russia.
In other news ...
Judge to Lohan: Keep up good work
LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan drew praise Wednesday from a judge who said the actress was one court hearing away from putting a long-running drunken driving case behind her. “Ms. Lohan, you’re in the home stretch,” Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told the actress. “The probation ofﬁcer is pleased with your progress.” The former Disney star has progressed under strict probation guidelines imposed by Sautner last year, including weekly stints working at the morgue and therapy sessions. Lohan, 25, now has to work 14 days at the morgue and attend ﬁve therapy sessions before the judge ends her probation on a 2007 drunken driving case that has dogged Lohan for years. She is due back in court on March 29 for what could be her ﬁnal court appearance if she stays out of trouble. Lohan would remain on informal probation for a case ﬁled after she took a necklace without permission in January 2011 but would no longer have to report to a probation ofﬁcer or appear in court for frequent updates. The model-actress is attempting a career comeback and is scheduled to host “Saturday Night Live” on March 3. “You seem to be getting your life back on track,” Sautner told her.
Gun found inside piano donated to nursing home
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say an unloaded gun has been found inside a piano that was donated to a southeast Michigan nursing home years ago. AnnArbor.com reports that staff at Whitehall Healthcare Center in Pittsﬁeld Township, 5 miles south of Ann Arbor, found the gun Friday in a case inside the piano. Pittsfield Township deputy police chief Gordy Schick says he suspects the Ruger .22 caliber pistol was hidden long before the musical instrument was donated to the home. Schick says police checked a state database but found no registered owner for the gun. They are trying to determine its last owner by checking the serial number against Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives records.
Park Racetrack & Casino in Bucks County. Casino ofﬁcials learned Johnson was wanted for drug offenses in Altoona and called authorities. The Altoona Mirror reports Tuesday that Johnson told police he expected to be arrested soon and was trying to win enough at blackjack to make bail. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Johnson, who was wanted on separate drug delivery charges ﬁled last year. Johnson remained in the Blair County Prison on Monday.
Cowell:‘X Factor’ wants two female judges, two hosts
LOS ANGELES — Simon Cowell is playing it coy about rumors that Fergie, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson are being considered for “The X Factor.” Two judges’ spots on the Fox TV singing contest opened up when Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger left after the ﬁrst season. Cowell told a teleconference Wednesday that two women will replace them, but he declined to comment on who’s being considered. Cowell says “The X Factor” has been contacted by people interested in joining the series, and meetings will be held during the next few weeks. With host Steve Jones’ exit, Cowell says he wants to switch to a two-host format. He didn’t say who might be hired.
Actress Patricia Richardson is 61.
Actor Aziz Ansari is 29.
Actress Dakota Fanning is 18.
Actor Peter Fonda is 72. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff is 69. Author John Sandford is 68. Singermusician Johnny Winter is 68. Country-rock musician Rusty Young is 66. Rock musician Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) is 60. Singer Howard Jones is 57. Rock musician Michael Wilton (Queensryche) is 50. Country singer Dusty Drake is 48. Actress Kristin Davis is 47. Tennis player Helena Sukova is 47. Actor Marc Price is 44. Actress Niecy Nash is 42. Rock musician Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel) is 41. Country singer Steve Holy is 40. Rock musician Lasse (loss) Johansson (The Cardigans) is 39. Actress Kelly Macdonald is 36. Actress Emily Blunt is 29.
Man busted on drug warrant after casino win
ALTOONA, Pa. — A man accused of dealing drugs had his luck run out when he won $2,500 playing blackjack at a casino near Philadelphia. Altoona police say 34-year-old Mateen Johnson was arrested Saturday because he had to produce identiﬁcation to cash out his winnings at Philadelphia
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care, go forward. In his ruling, Swope held that the coroner’s duty concerning the handling and disposition of tissues after an autopsy doesn’t exist and the health and safety code does not protect against emotional distress. Robert In their lawsuit, the Foucrault Wolkoffs claimed Foucrault and his ofﬁce were indifferent to their devout Jewish faith which considers dissection for reasons not urgent or medical “a matter of shame and gross dishonor,” the suit states. Steven Wolkoff died June 21, 2008 in a vehicle crash on Highway 1 that also killed another 21-year-old man. During the 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 whose workers they said failed to revive him. In preparing its defense, AMR subpoenaed the coroner records and tissue slides. The family learned during a May 2010 deposition that their son’s brain was not buried with his body and ﬁled suit. Foucrault and Deputy County Counsel David Levy say the Wolkoffs’ attorney was alerted to the subpoena but failed to inform the Wolkoffs. Although state law did not require Foucrault to inform or seek consent from the Wolkoffs to retain the tissue slides, they say he violated his own ofﬁce policy which was established after another mother sued over the retention of her deceased son’s heart. That suit by Selina Picon sparked proposed state legislation that failed to become law but the courts ruled in the county’s favor. Regardless, Burns and the Wolkoffs hold that Foucrault “carelessly disregarded” his own notiﬁcation policy. Foucrault said the policy concerns organs not tissue slides and that disclosure of the guidelines are widely shared in the ofﬁce and on its website. Levy, who is familiar with the case but is not directly handling it for Foucrault and the county, said he wasn’t particularly surprised the judge upheld the dismissal request but gave the plaintiffs one more chance to argue that the coroner violated a duty. “I think the judge could have rendered the decision now but on the other hand the judge seems to think that maybe there’s a way this could be amended,” Levy said. “It’s not really shocking.”
Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
Coroner prevails in mishandled remains lawsuit
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A man was assaulted and robbed of money under a bridge at Shasta and Chestnut streets in Redwood City before 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
A judge tentatively ruled yesterday that the San Mateo County coroner did not have a mandatory duty to notify a couple that pieces of their deceased son’s brain were kept and given to an ambulance company for evaluation in a wrongful death suit they ﬁled. Judge Raymond V. Swope upheld the county’s request to dismiss the lawsuit against the Coroner’s Office but with the caveat an amended complaint can be ﬁled within 10 days. Rather than accept the tentative ruling and head into court Thursday morning for a ﬁnal decision, an attorney for the family said they will instead take the judge up on the offer to try again. Attorney Jayme Burns declined further comment on the ruling or what the new complaint may argue. Coroner Robert Foucrault also withheld comment until after the case is resolved other than to reiterate he and his ofﬁce did nothing wrong. Jerald and Sandra Wolkoff sued Foucrault in 2010 for violation of California statutes governing remains and neglect. A judge tossed the ﬁrst part but let the second, neglect by failing to comply with a mandatory duty of
Theft. A credit card was stolen from Madison Avenue and then used in San Jose before 7:54 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Theft. A bicycle was stolen on Spring Street before 11:56 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Stolen vehicle. A vehicle was stolen on Perry Street before 4:33 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Theft. A passport was stolen on Duane Street before 6:46 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Battery. A man was physically assaulted at Jefferson Avenue and Broadway before 5:52 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Burglary. Jewelry and other items were taken from a storage unit on East Bayshore Road before 11:27 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Assault. A man was stabbed while leaving his residence on Broadway before 5:56 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
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Theft. A total of about $300 was stolen from two unlocked vehicles parked in the same driveway on the ﬁrst block of Afar Way before 7:07 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Theft. A license plate was stolen from a vehicle on the 1000 block of Miramontes Street before 12:06 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Evading an ofﬁcer. A man was arrested for attempting to ﬂee from police during a trafﬁc stop and being in possession of an open container of alcohol on the 100 block of Cabrillo Highway before 2:26 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17.
No plea yet for coastal wedding stabbing
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The alleged Norteño gangmember accused of stabbing four people outside a wedding reception in Half Moon Bay last month appeared in court yesterday but did not enter a plea yet to multiple attempted murder and assault charges. Wilmer Manuel Ucan, 18, of El Granada, is the only suspect arrested so far in the Jan. 28 attack although the Sheriff’s Ofﬁce said there are other young men involved. They and Ucan are allegedly afﬁliated with the Media Luna
Norte — or Half Moon North — gang. Ucan was 17 at the time of the stabbings but prosecutors charged him as an adult due to the serious nature of the alleged crime and his age being so close to 18. According to authorities, four men in their 20s were leaving a wedding reception at the I.D.E.S. hall on Main Street shortly before midnight when they were approached by a group of males and stabbed by at least one of the suspects. No motive or other details about the altercation were released. Ucan was arrest-
ed Feb. 10 and there may be one or two more suspects at large. All four victims were treated at a local hospital and released. Ucan remains in custody without bail. He returns to court March 2.
CSU faculty to vote on major strike over contract
LOS ANGELES — The California State University faculty union is planning to vote on whether to strike on all 23 CSU campuses if contract negotiations remain unsuccessful. The board of the California Faculty Association decided Tuesday to hold a strike authorization vote in mid-April. It will be the second time the union has taken a strike vote in the past four months. The last vote led to one-day walkouts at the East Bay and Dominguez Hills campuses on Nov. 17.
Around the state
UC Davis students sue over pepper-spray incident
Students who were pepper-sprayed while sitting peacefully during a University of California, Davis protest last fall sued school ofﬁcials Wednesday, claiming that campus police ofﬁcers weren’t trained on how to handle demonstrations properly. Nineteen students and alumni represented by the American Civil Liberties Union ﬁled the lawsuit against UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi and other campus administrators in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.
Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
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Redwood City schools add parcel tax
$67 annual five-year levy could mean $1.7M for district
By Heather Murtagh
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Rendering of a building at the proposed Bay Meadows Station development in San Mateo.
Bay Meadows leasing office space
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The owner of Bay Meadows has started courting suitors to lease more than 1 million square feet of Class A ofﬁce space to be constructed in ﬁve buildings on the site of the former horse race track in San Mateo. Property owner Wilson Meany Sullivan expects construction to be completed by early 2014 for the ofﬁce space which is the second phase of the Bay Meadows mixeduse development. When completed, Bay Meadows will be the largest transit-oriented development in the state. Combined, the ﬁve buildings on Delaware Street called Bay Meadows Station will have up to 1.5 million rentable square feet of ofﬁce and retail space. Each building will be certiﬁed LEED Gold. Ofﬁce space for rent will range from 95,000 square feet to 185,000 square feet, according to Wilson Meany Sullivan. The development sits between the Hillsdale and
Hayward Park Caltrain stations. Phase 1 of the Bay Meadows project was ofﬁcially completed with the construction of the new Kaiser Medical Center and includes housing, ofﬁce and retail space. Phase 2 will also feature townhomes, condos and about 15 acres of park space. The ﬁnal development will include 1,171 residential units, up to 1.5 million rentable square feet of office space and approximately 90,000 square feet of retail space, according to Wilson Meany Sullivan. “Companies who find a home here will embrace the vision of Bay Meadows Station and will be an integral part of bringing this community to life,” Christopher Meany, partner at WMS, wrote in a prepared statement. “Built to rigorous environmental standards, this urban ofﬁce campus is at the forefront of contemporary and creative office space. Bay Meadows is perfect for people who want to work and live in the most sustainable, innovative and comfortable atmosphere possible.”
Redwood City voters will decide on a $67 annual parcel tax on the June ballot, a measure that could generate $1.7 million for schools. Numerous people showed up to Wednesday night’s board meeting to support placing a five-year, $67 annual measure on the ballot. The Redwood City Elementary School District Board of Trustees agreed unanimously, moving the measure forward. If approved by voters, a parcel tax would enhance reading, writing, math and science skills; retain and attract qualiﬁed teachers; and support school libraries, according to a staff report prepared by Director of Communications Naomi Hunter. Passing a parcel tax requires two-thirds support. “There’s no question in my mind, [a parcel tax is] necessary. The question has been: Can we be successful?” said Trustee Shelly Masur, who added the district can be given the support the proposal has already seen. Trustee Maria Diaz-Slocum agreed. This year, with a supportive committee in place, the district is optimistic of the measure’s chances
of passing yet Diaz-Slocum encouraged everyone to continue to reach out to the community. Passing the parcel tax is needed, but Trustee Dennis McBride pointed out that it will not make up the differences between what’s available for students in Redwood City compared to neighboring districts. Board President Hilary Paulson agreed. “It will not solve our budget problems but it’s our money and we get to keep it,” she said, adding it can be used to best meet district needs. Many came out in support of the parcel tax measure. “They say it takes a village. We are the village. It’s up to us,” said Janet Borgens, adding it takes funding to provide services students need. A group has already been at work to support the measure. Co-chairs Michele Haussler and Julie Guaspari, both parent volunteers, said more than 450 volunteers have been geared up so far to support the campaign. Emerald Hills resident Jack Hickey was the one naysayer of the parcel tax measure. Hickey criticized the district for not looking at all the options for cutting funds
including closing schools. Before putting a measure on the ballot, a community survey was taken in January showing support of 73 percent or higher for a $75 parcel tax in either the June or November election. Looking for new revenue sources has been a struggle for the district which has seen an increase in class sizes and the workload for almost all employees since the 2007-08 school year. A parcel tax would provide a new stream of revenue, which is why district officials have long researched the possibility. Redwood City has attempted a parcel tax before in 2005 and 2009; both failed to reach the two-thirds threshold. Redwood City isn’t the only district possibly seeking voter support in the June election. The San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is considering a $130 million bond measure on the June ballot. Such a measure would tax at a rate no higher than $19 per each $100,000 value of a property. Unlike a parcel tax, which is used for programs, a bond measure would support facilities like adding classrooms, upgrading infrastructure and building a fourth elementary school in Foster City.
Brown to meet with Obama in Washington
By Hannah Dreir
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to the nation’s capital, where he plans to meet with President Barack Obama, members of Congress and his feladvertisement
low governors. The Democratic governor left California on Wednesday and will arrive in Washington, D.C., Thursday after a stop in Chicago to see his sister, Kathleen. The trip’s main purpose is for the governor to attend the winter meet-
ing of the National Governors Association. Brown, who has left the state four times since taking ofﬁce in January 2011, skipped last year’s event, citing pressing state business. The governors association meets Friday through Monday.
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Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
Lesbian worker wins health benefits
By Lisa Leff
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Wednesday that the U.S. government cannot deny health beneﬁts to the wife of a lesbian court employee by relying on the 1996 law that bars government recognition of same-sex unions. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White said that because the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex married couples, the government’s refusal to furnish health insurance to Karen Golinski’s wife is unjustiﬁed. “The Court finds that DOMA, as applied to Ms. Golinski, violates her right to equal protection of the law ... by, without substantial justification or rational basis, refusing to recognize her lawful marriage to prevent provision of health insurance coverage to her spouse,” White wrote in a 43-page decision that marks the third time in less than two years a federal court has declared the act unconstitutional. Golinski, a staff lawyer for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has been trying to secure spousal beneﬁts for her wife, Amy Cunninghis, since shortly after the couple got married during the brief window in 2008 when same-sex marriages were legal in California. Her boss, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski,
“The Court ﬁnds that DOMA,as applied to Ms.Golinski,violates her right to equal protection of the law ...by,without substantial justiﬁcation or rational basis,refusing to recognize her lawful marriage to prevent provision of health insurance coverage to her spouse.”
— U.S.District Judge Jeffrey White
State may lower fines for utility in fatal blast
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approved her request, but the Ofﬁce of Personnel Management ordered Golinski’s insurer not to process her application. After Golinski sued, the Department of Justice originally opposed her in court, but changed course last year after President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder said they would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act. When White heard the case in December, the head of the department’s civil division, Tony West, appeared on Golinski’s behalf, leaving the job of arguing for DOMA to a lawyer hired by a House of Representatives group. The lawyers representing the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group convened by House Speaker John Boehner did not immediately respond to an email to their offices sent after business hours Wednesday. Former speaker and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement saying White’s ruling demonstrated “that the
House is not united in this case; that the BLAG lawyers do not speak for Congress; and that BLAG’s intervention remains a waste of taxpayer resources.” Wednesday’s ruling is the latest in an unbroken string of judicial setbacks for the Defense of Marriage Act, which Congress approved when states first started considering allowing gay and lesbian couples to get married. The law deﬁnes marriage as a union between a man and woman, and prohibits the government from granting beneﬁts such as Social Security and Medicaid to samesex couples. A federal judge in Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2004, ruled in July 2010 that the law is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right of a state to deﬁne the institution. A year later, 20 of the 24 bankruptcy judges based in Los Angeles ruled that the act violated the civil rights of a married gay couple who were denied the right to ﬁle a shared bankruptcy plan.
SAN FRANCISCO — A state administrative judge is proposing to ﬁne a utility under ﬁre for the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion only $3 million, rather than going with a prior plan to charge Paciﬁc Gas & Electric Co. $1 million each day for shoddy record-keeping. A California Public Utilities Commission judge issued the proposal Wednesday, but it still needs approval by the commission before taking effect. The new plan would signiﬁcantly lower the company’s penalties from the original proposal made by the commission’s executive director last year. That plan would have ﬁned PG&E $1 million a day for failing to hand over key safety records about its transmission lines, including for sections of the gas line that ruptured in San Bruno. The Sept. 9, 2010 blast killed eight people and destroyed three dozen homes.
GOP challenges Dems on pension reform
By Judy Lin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday challenged Gov. Jerry Brown to get Democratic support for the pension reforms he introduced four months ago. GOP leaders in the Senate and Assembly announced a package of bills identical to the Democratic governor’s proposal, which seeks to bring publicsector retirement beneﬁts more in line with those at private employers. “We believe it’s a good start,” said
Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, RDiamond Bar. “It’s certainly rare that you see us agreeing with the Democrat governor. ... But today we stand here with the governor to get this pension reform.” Last year, Brown offered pension reforms in exchange for Republican support to put tax measures on the ballot, but the two sides failed to strike a deal. Brown said Republicans demanded too much — 53 budget reforms and policy changes — in exchange for allowing voters to decide on temporary taxes. GOP members say the governor bowed
to union interests opposed to pension reform. Republicans said there are no strings attached this time. “Maybe the governor just had time to think about that proposal and decided it was OK,” said Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare. In October, the governor called for putting new state workers in a hybrid plan that includes a 401(k)-style account. He also called for increasing the retirement age and having local and state workers pay more toward their retirement and health care.
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High court torn over law banning lies about medals
By Mark Sherman
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WASHINGTON — Free speech cases before the Supreme Court often lead justices to consider far-fetched scenarios, and Wednesday’s argument over a law making it a crime to lie about having received top military honors was no exception. One after another, the justices wanted to know whether a decision upholding the Stolen Valor Act could lead down a slippery slope to new laws against such things as lying about the Holocaust, an extramarital affair, a high school diploma, college degrees or to impress a date. “Where do you stop?” Chief Justice John Roberts asked at one point. But the justices also suggested that it might be possible in this case to uphold the 2006 law anyway by reasoning that Congress has an interest in protecting medals it created to honor war heroes. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who asked about lies about college degrees, also seemed open to sustaining the law. “Here it does seem to me that you can argue that this is something like a trademark, a medal in which the government and the armed forces
“Here it does seem to me that you can argue that this is something like a trademark,a medal in which the government and the armed forces have a particular interest, and we could carve out a narrow exception for that.I think we would have to do that.”
— Justice Anthony Kennedy
have a particular interest, and we could carve out a narrow exception for that. I think we would have to do that,” Kennedy said. The high court has in recent years overwhelmingly rejected limits on speech, striking down a federal ban on videos showing graphic violence against animals and a state law aimed at keep violent video games away from children. The court also rejected the attempt by the father of a dead Marine to sue fundamentalist church members who staged a mocking protest at his son’s funeral. And in 1989, the court said the Constitution protects the burning of the American ﬂag. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the earlier cases made clear that merely offending others by itself is not enough to justify limiting speech. “So outside of the emotional reaction,
where’s the harm? And I’m not minimizing it. I, too, take offense when people make these kinds of claims, but I take offense when someone I’m dating makes a claim that’s not true,” said Sotomayor, who is divorced. She seemed the least willing member of the court to accept the Obama administration’s defense of the law and disputed the view that the value of the highest award, the Medal of Honor, or any others has been diminished because some people lie about having received them. The administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., defended the law as targeted to protect the integrity of the system established by Gen. George Washington in 1782. Wednesday was Washington’s 280th birthday. “The Stolen Valor Act regulates a very nar-
rowly drawn and speciﬁc category of calculated factual falsehood, a veriﬁably false claim that an individual has won a military honor,” Verrilli said. On the other side from Sotomayor was Justice Antonin Scalia. “When Congress passed this legislation, I assume it did so because it thought that the value of the awards that these courageous members of the armed forces were receiving was being demeaned and diminished by charlatans. That’s what Congress thought,” Scalia said. Jonathan Libby, the federal public defender arguing against the law, said Congress’ intent is hard to discern because it passed the legislation without any hearings. The effort to limit the reach of a ruling in favor of the law appeared to be the court’s most pressing concern. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wondered whether Congress could use the same rationale put forth by Verrilli to justify laws against denying the existence of the Holocaust or lying merely about having served in the military. Justice Elena Kagan asked whether the government’s concern about the stability of the family could lead to a law “to prevent everybody from telling lies about their extramarital affairs.”
Congressional offices receive mailed threats
By Andrew Taylor
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Some congressional ofﬁces outside Washington and media organizations have received threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance that was tested and proved to be harmless, the FBI and the Senate’s top law enforcement ofﬁcer said Wednesday. Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer said in a memo to Senate ofﬁces that the letters were sent to three state and home district ofﬁces. A
district office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, received one of the letters, spokesman Kevin Smith said. A federal law enforcement ofﬁcial, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that so far fewer than 10 members of Congress had received letters. Letters were also sent to several media organizations. FBI spokesman Peter Donald said agents had responded to Viacom and at least one other location in New York. Preliminary tests showed that the powder did not pose a threat, he said. “So far, none of the letters have contained a
hazardous substance,” FBI Special Agent Jason Pack said. “We are working with those law enforcement agencies affected to determine if the mailings are related. We take these matters seriously and will investigate fully.” The letters tell the recipients that there is a “10 percent chance you have just been exposed to a lethal pathogen.” Even though none of the letters that have been tested have contained harmful substances, Gainer told staff to be extra vigilant. “The author of these letters has indicated that additional letters containing a powdery
substance will be arriving at more Senate ofﬁces and that some of these letters may contain an actual harmful material,” Gainer’s memo to Senate ofﬁces said. “Although all letters received thus far have proved harmless, it is essential that we treat every piece of suspicious mail as if it may, in fact, be harmful.” The letters bore a return address from “The MIB” and were postmarked Portland, Ore. The Portland return address on the letters appears to be phony. The combination of the address given — 2413 NW Burnside, ZIP code 97209 — does not exist.
Man’s comic collection fetches $3.5M
By Jamie Stengle
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DALLAS — Billy Wright plunked down dime after dime for comic books while growing up in the late 1930s and early 1940s, caring for the collection he started around the age of 9 until his death more than half a century later. On Wednesday, most of that collection sold for a whopping $3.5 million. Wright’s 345 comics, nearly all of which were published from 1936 through 1941, included many of the most prized issues ever, including Detective Comics No. 27, which features the debut of Batman, and Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman’s first appears. Experts say Wright’s collection, which included 44 of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide’s top 100 issues from comics’ golden age, was remarkable for its number of rare issues, but also because it was compiled by a single person in childhood who kept it in good condition until his death in 1994 at age 66. “This really has its place in the history of great comic book collections,” said Lon Allen, the managing director of comics for Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, which oversaw the auction in New York City. The copy of Detective Comics No. 27, from 1939, drew the highest bid Wednesday, selling for $523,000, including a buyer’s premium, Allen said. Wright’s Action Comics No. 1, from 1938, sold for about $299,000; Batman No. 1, from 1940, sold for about
$275,000; and Captain America No. 2, a 1941 issue with Adolf Hitler on the cover, sold for about $114,000. “It was amazing seeing what they went for,” said Michael Rorrer, who discovered his late great uncle’s neatly stacked comics in a basement closet while cleaning out his great aunt’s Martinsville, Va., home after she died last year. Most comics from the golden age — the late 1930s into the 1950s — fell victim to wartime paper drives, normal wear and tear and mothers throwing them out, said J.C. Vaughn, associate publisher of Overstreet. Of the 200,000 copies of Action Comics No. 1 produced, about 130,000 were sold and the about 70,000 that didn’t sell were pulped. Today, experts believe only about 100 copies are left in the world, he said. “The scope of this collection is, from a historian’s perspective, dizzying,” Vaughn said. There were 227 of the collection’s comic books sold on Wednesday for $3,466,264. The remaining comics, which are of lesser value, will be sold in online auctions Friday and Sunday and are expected to fetch about $100,000. Rorrer, 31, said he didn’t realize how valuable the comics were until months after returning home to Oxnard, Calif., when he mentioned them to a co-worker who mused that it would be quite something if he had Action Comics No. 1. “I went home and was looking through some of them, and there it was,” said Rorrer, who then began researching the collection’s value in earnest.
• A large family day care should soon open at 1000 National Ave., apartment G6 after the San Bruno Planning Commission approved a user permit for the business Tuesday. At the same meeting, the commission approved a temporary use permit to allow a construction staging area in a parking lot at 555 El Camino Real. The staging area is needed as work on the El Camino Real medians move forward.
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Romney and Santorum go on the attack in debate
By David Espo
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MESA, Ariz. — Primed for a ﬁght, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum swapped accusations about spending, taxes and congressional earmarks Wednesday night in the 20th and possibly ﬁnal debate of the roller-coaster race for the Republican presidential nomination. Texas Rep. Ron Paul chimed in, saying with a smile that Santorum was a fake conservative who had voted for programs that he now says he wants to repeal. With primaries in Arizona and Michigan six days distant, Romney said Santorum voted ﬁve times while in Congress to raise the government’s ability to borrow, supported retention of a law that favors construction unions and supported increased spending for Planned Parenthood. He said federal spending rose 78 percent overall while the former Pennsylvania senator was in Congress. Santorum retorted that government spending declined as a percentage of the economy when he was in the Senate, and he noted that when Romney was asked last year if he would support a then-pending debt-limit increase, “he said yes.” There was a clash over federal spending earmarks, as well, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sought to intervene as if serving as a referee instead of a debate participant. He said he supported the earmarks that Romney had sought for the Olympics in Salt
Republican presidential candidates,from left,Ron Paul,Rick Santorum,Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich stand for the National Anthem before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Mesa,Ariz.
Lake City in 2002, then accused Romney of observing a double standard by running television ads attacking Santorum for having voted for different earmarks. He said it was silly for Romney to take the position that “what you got was right and what he got was wrong.” The debate had a different look from the 19 that preceded it. Instead of standing behind lecterns, the four presidential rivals sat in chairs lined up side by side. There was another difference, as well, in the form of polls that underscored the gains that President Barack Obama has made in his bid for re-election. An Associated Press-Gfk poll released
Wednesday found that Obama would defeat any of the four remaining Republican contenders in a hypothetical matchup. It also found that the nation is showing more optimism about the state of the economy, the dominant issue in the race. But Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul had a different campaign in mind, their own race for the Republican nomination and the right to oppose Obama in the fall. After a brief lull, the campaign calendar calls for 13 primaries and caucuses between next Tuesday, when Arizona and Michigan have primaries, and March 6, a 10-state Super Tuesday. Romney is campaigning confidently in Arizona, so much so that his campaign has not aired any television ads. But the former Massachusetts governor faces an unexpectedly strong challenge in his home state of Michigan, where Santorum is hoping to spring an upset. Santorum’s candidacy has rebounded in the two weeks since he won caucuses in Minnesota, Colorado and a non-binding primary in Missouri. The result is a multimillion-dollar barrage of television commercials in Michigan in which the candidates and their allies swap accusations in hopes of tipping the race. In all, 518 Republican National Convention delegates are at stake between Feb. 28 and March 6, three times the number awarded in the states that have voted since the beginning of the year. It takes 1,144 to win the nomination.
Poll: Obama benefitting from improving economy
By Laurie Kellman
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is reaping political beneﬁts from the country’s brighter economic mood. A new poll shows that Republicans and Democrats alike are increasingly saying the nation is heading in the right direction and most independents now approve the way he’s addressing the nation’s post-recession period. But trouble could be ahead: Still-struggling Americans are fretting over rising gasoline prices. Just weeks before the summer travel season begins, the Associated Press-GfK survey ﬁnds pump prices rising in importance and most people unhappy with how Democratic president has handled the issue. It’s seemingly no coincidence that Obama this week is promoting the expansion of domestic oil and gas exploration and the development of new forms of energy.
It’s his latest attempt to show that he, more than any of the Republican presidential contenders, knows that voters’ pocketbooks remain pinched even as the economy improves overall. And on that question of empathy, solid majorities continue to view him as someone who “understands the problems of ordinary Americans” and “cares about people like you,” the AP-GfK survey found. There is evidence that the nation is becoming markedly more optimistic, and that Obama beneﬁts from that attitude. Thirty percent in the poll describe the economy as “good,” a 15-point increase since December and the highest level since the APGfK poll ﬁrst asked the question in 2009. Roughly the same share say the economy got better in the past month, while 18 percent said it got worse, the most positive read in over a year. Looking ahead, four in 10 said they expect the economy to get better in the next year and
a third said they think the number of unemployed people in the U.S. will decrease, the highest share on either question since last spring. A quarter of those surveyed said they expect the economy to get worse over the next 12 months, while 31 percent said it would
stay the same, the poll found. As optimism has risen, Obama has received a corresponding bump in his approval rating for handling the economy. Forty-eight percent now say they approve of how he’s handling it, up 9 points from December.
Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
Jackson and Madonna. Tickets are $20. For more information visit www.thepartyhotline.com. *** Are you looking for a way to support HIP Housing? “The Big Event,” beneﬁting the nonproﬁt which creates affordable solutions to housing needs in San Mateo County, features a private collection of customized hot rods and vintage memorabilia at Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage in San Carlos. Held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, the event features DJ Johnny Midnight and tasty treats from Weir and Associates. The $50 ticket also includes one drink and a ticket for the photo booth. For more information visit http://hiphousing.org. *** In case you didn’t know, Burlingame loves trees. The city was recently named a Tree City USA for the 33rd straight year, an honor from the National Arbor Day Foundation, a nonproﬁt education organization dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship. *** Dr. Oz fans get ready! The television host, author and cardiothoracic surgeon will be the featured keynote speaker at the ﬁrst ever Lions of District 4-C4 Women’s Symposium March 10 at the Oracle Conference Center. Attendees can meet Dr. Oz in person for book signing and photo opps. Tickets are $50 and organizers expect it to ﬁll up quickly. To purchase visit http://tinyurl.com/bms310 or call Chairperson Yvonne Kantola at 355-3526.
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ongratulations to the winners of the 2012 Sustainability and Green Building Awards from Sustainable San Mateo County — who were previously given a shout out in the Jan. 19 edition of the Daily Journal. The ceremony will be held March 15 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Interested in attending? Tickets range from $90-$100 and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/216433. *** Anyone remember our proﬁle on Patrick O’Sullivan, the Peninsula native who was performing in his show “All About Walken: The Impersonators of Christopher Walken”? Well, O’Sullivan is back with some new projects. On March 4, his onemane show about growing up in the Bay Area’s Irish immigrant culture opens at the EXIT Theatreplex in San Francisco. On March 9, his documentary on Lenny Bruce, lookingforlenny.com, debuts. Check out his work. *** U.S. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, was named a Defender of Children this month by the First Focus Campaign for Children for her support of policies that advance the well-being of children. This is the second time that the congresswoman earned the distinction. *** Are you a single adult who loved Whitney Houston? From 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 10, you could attend A Tribute to Whitney Hourson at the Marriott Hotel, 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. in San Mateo. The party will feature dancing to Whitney’s many hits and videos, as well as those form other superstars like Michael
Barack Obama speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington,D.C.
Obama seeking corporate tax rate cut,loophole limit
By Jim Kuhnhenn
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Finances force city to drop Peninsula Avenue interchange proposal
A proposal that would have expanded the Peninsula Avenue interchange in San Mateo to create a southbound off-ramp was scrapped the week of Feb. 24, 2007 because property acquisition would be too expensive, according to a joint statement released by the cities of San Mateo and Burlingame. A $55,000 study initiated in June 2006 by the cities of Burlingame and San Mateo sought to identify moving the southbound off-ramp from Poplar Avenue to Peninsula Avenue to the north. Doing so would require acquisition of private property through eminent domain and the report indicated the cost would be prohibitive.
City Council agreed the week of Feb. 24, 2007. The City Council voted that week to spend up to $30,000 to study the special district, which could levy a tax on commercial and residential property owners.
Summit explores women’s jail reform
Equal punishment for crimes committed by men and women once seemed like a good idea, but ofﬁcials the week of Feb. 24, 2007 questioned the effectiveness of non-discriminatory sentencing enacted more than 30 years prior. “On paper it sounds good. It is now, in retrospect, an extremely expensive mistake,” said Joan Petersilia, director at the center for evidence-based corrections at the University of California Irvine. Petersilia, a nationally respected authority on correction reform, once advocated for the equal treatment of men and women under the law.
From the archives highlights stories originally printed ﬁve years ago this week. It appears in the Thursday edition of the Daily Journal.
Flood tax on hold for more study
Creating a Community Facilities District to fund millions of dollars worth of infrastructure repair in Burlingame would be a better solution than a $37 million property tax on the June ballot, the majority of the
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rolled out a corporate tax overhaul plan Wednesday that lowers rates but also eliminates loopholes and subsidies cherished by the business world. A long-shot for action in an election year, the plan nevertheless stamps Obama’s imprint on one of the most high-proﬁle issues of the presidential campaign. The president’s plan to lower the corporate tax rate to 28 percent came on the same day Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney called for a 20 percent across-theboard cut in personal income tax rates, underscoring the potency of taxes as a political issue, especially during a modest economic recovery. Obama has not laid out a plan for overhauling personal income taxes. But he has called for Bush era tax cuts to end on individuals making more than $200,000, thus increasing their taxes, and for a 30 percent minimum tax on taxpayers who make $1 million or more. Obama decried the current corporate tax system as outdated, unfair and inefﬁcient. “It’s not right and it needs to change,” he said in a statement. The president would reduce the current 35 percent corporate tax, which is the highest in the world after Japan but which many corporations avoid by taking advantage of deductions, credits and exemptions. Under his plan, manufacturers would receive incentives so that they would pay an even lower effective tax rate of 25 percent. His plan would eliminate corporate tax ben-
eﬁts like oil and gas industry subsidies and special breaks for the purchase of private jets — two provisions that Obama has long targeted — and do away with certain corporate tax shelters. In addition, Obama also would impose a minimum tax on foreign earnings, a move opposed by multinational corporations and perhaps the most contentious provision in the president’s plan. “It’s a framework that lowers the corporate tax rate and broadens the tax base in order to increase competitiveness for companies across the nation,” Obama said. Romney has also called for a 25 percent corporate tax rate, in line with what some congressional Republicans want. Campaigning in Arizona, the former Massachusetts governor said that if elected president he would propose lowering the top personal income tax rate to 28 percent from the current 35. In Congress, Republican reaction was mixed. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., said he appreciated the administration’s plan, though it set a corporate tax rate that is higher than the 25 percent he has proposed. He faulted Obama, however, for not offering a wholesale overhaul of the tax system for businesses and individuals. “While this is a good step by the administration, I will borrow from the president’s own words to Congress from just yesterday: ‘Don’t stop here. Keep going,”’ Camp said in a statement. But Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, dismissed the president’s plan as a “set of bullet points designed more for the campaign trail than an actual blueprint for ﬁxing our tax code.”
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son around May 1. Pillar Point ﬁshermen are now working with federal and state ofﬁcials to establish the salmon season. A ﬁnal decision will be made April 6. Meanwhile, we are pursuing a grant to fund replacement of Pillar Point’s aging boat pump-out facility, to ensure compliance by our tenants and to encourage clean water practices. The Harbor District continues to take environmental and water quality issues seriously. The new pump-out station will help the boating public by providing an improved, convenient, and legal way of disposing of vessel sewage. The Harbor District will help increase the salmon population by working with the California Department of Fish and Game and Coastside Fishing Club to place young salmon in temporary pens at Pillar Point before releasing them into the ocean. This method will enable the salmon to bypass the many hazards they face as they migrate down the Sacramento River to the sea. The ﬁrst action is anticipated for April and May. Fourth of July Fireworks at Pillar Point have become an annual tradition. Once again, the Harbor District is partnering with American Legion Princeton Post 474 to bring another spectacular Fourth of July ﬁreworks display this year to Pillar Point. We are also formulating a special events policy to provide an orderly and more predictable approach to evaluate the growing number of requests to hold special events in the harbors. The Harbor District is ﬁnancially secure during these uncertain economic times, but we are always seeking new revenue sources. By adding to our revenue base, we strengthen the district’s ﬁnancial future at both Pillar Point Harbor and Oyster Point Marina. While we’re excited to see new projects and revenue sources emerging, the neverending work of maintaining and improving our facilities must continue at both harbors. At Pillar Point, aside from the new pump-out station, preparations are under way to dredge the boat launch ramp, we hope in time for an expected salmon season. Additionally, repairs will be done on the Johnson Pier utility lines,
Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
Exciting year ahead for local harbors
By Peter Grenell
erosion control for the west trail and parking lot serving Pillar Point Marsh and Mavericks Beach, and stabilizing the jetty supporting the path to the recreational ﬁshing pier. Construction is planned for the new ﬁscal year starting this July. These non-revenuegenerating projects are equally essential because they affect daily operations and the enjoyment of harbor visitors. At Oyster Point, the public has enjoyed using the San Francisco Bay Trail link for more than a decade. Recent trail repairs are being followed by dock repairs with an eye toward the forthcoming America’s Cup 2013 events. The district has applied for a federal grant to upgrade the guest dock to better accommodate an expected inﬂux of visiting vessels. This year at Oyster Point, the visiting public will see the start of the ﬁrst new ferry service on San Francisco Bay in decades, operating initially from the new Oyster Point terminal to and from Jack London Square in Oakland. Completion of terminal construction is days away as of this writing. New 199-passenger catamaran-type vessels built to state-of-the-art environmental standards will whisk passengers across the Bay in approximately a half hour. The Water Emergency Transportation Authority is planning other new routes as well to get more cars off the freeways and bridges, reduce air pollution and congestion and to provide a water-based emergency response capability in cooperation with other Bay Area jurisdictions. As you can see, the San Mateo County Harbor District is heading into another busy year, improving its harbors and supporting many exciting activities for the community from ﬁshing and ﬁreworks to ferries. Get excited, get involved and visit your harbors.
Peter Grenell is the general manager of the San Mateo County Harbor District.
he San Mateo County Harbor District is on course for an exciting and productive year. The Harbor Commission’s mid-year budget review shows that the district’s ﬁscal condition remains strong, despite the sluggish economy. We have reduced our harbor development debt to the state from $19.7 million (1997) to $9 million. We expect to be debt-free in December 2019 through continued annual debt service payments of $1.4 million, while still able to maintain and upgrade harbor facilities. The Harbor District operates throughout San Mateo County, but is an independent agency. Our strategic planning process for the district and its two harbors is comprehensive, and includes continuing opportunities for community input. The Harbor Commission has had annual workshops, open to the public, where for years it has addressed strategic planning, ﬁnance and priorities issues and actions for annual and ﬁveyear time frames. More opportunities will come, the next being on March 7 at the Mavericks Event Center in Princeton. The commission will convene its 2012 workshop and the public is encouraged to attend the allday session. We welcome the community’s suggestions: The success of our efforts includes public input from all of our stakeholders. For example, following suggestions made by community members, the commission is investigating an alternative site in Pillar Point Harbor off the beach for its planned multipurpose building, which will contain a Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center for the San Mateo County coast, a meeting room for the Harbor Commission and other purposes and the district ofﬁce. The district has passed an important milestone: Pillar Point ﬁshermen have been selling fresh Dungeness crab and ﬁsh directly to the public for more than 10 years. The public can continue to do this, and we hope to see you on the docks for the expected salmon season: recreational salmon season should be starting mid-April, and the commercial sea-
Letter to the editor
San Mateo County Jail
Editor, There are many red ﬂags regarding the proposed San Mateo County Jail. San Mateo County’s former manager, David Boesch, made clear that the new jail’s cost was prohibitive and Controller Tom Huening recently characterized it as “a budget buster.” Let’s put these local leaders’ concerns in a larger context. In 1980, fewer than 500,000 Americans were in prison. Today, the number is 2.3 million. The median incarceration rate among all countries is 125 prisoners for every 100,000 people. In England, it’s 153; Germany, 89; Japan, 63. In America, it’s 743, which is by far the highest in the world. Include all U.S. residents on probation or parole, and the population soars to about 7.2 million — roughly one in every 31 Americans. The United States incarcerates nearly 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, even though it’s home to only 5 percent of the world’s inhabitants (statistics from the Sept. 2011 edition of Newsweek). Americans are not ﬁve times as evil now as they were in 1980, nor are they more evil than all the other developed countries. San Mateo County needs to study the incarceration rate of non-violent criminals and the sentencing guidelines that have resulted in the large increase in jail populations before committing itself to spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a new jail.
Kaia Eakin Redwood City
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wo little words explain my anxiousness to get the America’s Cup sailing race on track: under way. I know it is two words and not the more commonly but erroneously used one — underway — because of a fastidious editor who reminds me constantly when I misuse it during coverage of other less nautical events. Flotilla! he will chide me. Flotilla! Who knew that “underway” was only acceptable when discussing a ﬂotilla or other nautical formation? Well, obviously the Daily Journal head honcho. There’s a reason he’s the boss and able to nitpick Associated Press style in a single bound. But there aren’t many reasons in my day-today journalistic duties to address the ins and outs of a ﬂotilla. Maybe someday a city council or board will hold a special meeting in conjunction with a regatta or the Cargill development folks will throw in an annual boat race to sweeten the possibility of building a miniempire on the former salt ponds. Until that happens though, I’m left misusing the word — actually, words — and being schooled. Flotilla! Flotilla! This will change, though, when the America’s Cup ﬁnally comes to town. I mean, if it gets to town. From the minute then-mayor Gavin Newsom secured the race for the city of San Francisco, debate has erupted over the ﬁnancial and physical ramiﬁcations not only for Baghdad by the Bay but also fanning out to neighboring jurisdictions. Down the Peninsula, the focus is on the tourism and dollars the race — excuse me, the underway ﬂotilla — could mean for hotels, restaurants, rental cars and ferries. Coupled with the upcoming U.S. Open, the race looks like a cash-positive way to energize San Mateo County’s economy and introduce newcomers to those communities who tend to the rest of the world be known simply as “a suburb of San Francisco.” Yet while we here are counting our ﬁnancial chickens before they hatch, as with all things Bay Area this plan is looking at some real hurdles up in the city. The latest challenge is an appearance before a supervisorial budget subcommittee but there have been others, both before actual decision-makers and in the court of public opinion: The race will ruin the views! Business will be forced out! The environment! The homeless! The Bay! The existing berths and warehouses! The multi-million dollar price tag! But wait, yells the other side. It will create a commercially viable waterfront. There will be actual sailing fans and all-around tourists ready to part with their money. San Francisco will be on the map — as if it ever fell off. There will be something else to watch if the San Francisco Giants just can’t get it together. Someone call Occupy. Sounds like there is need of a riot and who better to tackle a divisive issue without any sense of purpose or direction? Before reaching that point though, let’s hope the powers that be look at this opportunity with a clear head toward what it could bring not only to San Francisco but the entire region. Money, tourism, acknowledgment and maybe some well-needed infrastructure, just to start. And let’s hope that in the race to cash the checks, those same decision makers don’t push aside some very real concerns about lasting change — damage or improvement? — because as with World Fairs, Olympics, World Cups and just about every event of this size those are unavoidable and long-lasting. All of these conﬂicting arguments are reason enough to be grateful the headache is in somebody else’s hands. For me, I’m simply keeping my ﬁngers crossed for that upcoming day when a little bit of race coverage ﬁnally gets me a journalistic style nod of approval. Now, let’s get this thing under way.
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Dow 12,938.67 -27.02 Nasdaq 2,933.17 -15.40 S&P 500 1,357.66 -4.55
10-Yr Bond 2.005 -0.04 Oil (per barrel) 105.849998 Gold 1,776.20
Stocks close lower
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range of just 63 points. Over the past year, it has had smaller trading ranges on only nine other days. The average daily range over that time has been 181 points. Financial stocks led the market lower. Investors worried that a $170 billion bailout for Greece, announced Tuesday, would not be enough to keep the debtladen country from eventually defaulting and possibly leaving the euro currency group. Greece says the bailout, plus an agreement it hopes to secure from investors to take losses on Greek government bonds, will keep it in the euro group. “There is no issue of the country’s ﬁnancial collapse,” Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said. The Greek economy is entering its ﬁfth year of recession. Fitch ratings agency downgraded Greece further into junk status Wednesday, to a rating of C, one notch above default. In the U.S., the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 4.55 points to close at 1,357.66. The Nasdaq composite index declined 15.40 points to 2,933.17. Volume was lighter than average, 3.6 billion shares. All three major averages are well ahead for the year. The Dow is up 5.9 percent, the S&P 8 percent and the Nasdaq 12.6 percent.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Chico’s FAS Inc.,up $2.13 at $14.94 The women’s clothing retailer said its ﬁscal fourth-quarter proﬁt jumped 21 percent due to higher sales and a recent acquisition. Toll Brothers Inc.,down $1.22 at $22.48 The homebuilder posted a ﬁrst-quarter loss of $2.8 million on a slight decline in home deliveries and a higher cancellation rate. Clean Harbors Inc.,up $3.84 at $69.44 The environmental services company’s fourthquarter proﬁt jumped 64 percent after recently acquired divisions helped boost revenue. Zale Corp.,up 8 cents at $3.47 The jewelry store chain reported a 6 percent increase in proﬁt for its ﬁscal second quarter as it brought in more shoppers. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co.Ltd., down 48 cents at $4.33 The Chinese solar company warned that its fourth-quarter shipments and proﬁt margins will be lower than previously expected. Nasdaq Dell Inc.,down $1.06 at $17.15 The computer maker said its fourth-quarter earnings fell 18 percent due to weaker demand from consumers and government agencies. Garmin Ltd.,up $4.17 at $48.86 The maker of global positioning systems said that its fourth-quarter net income rose 25 percent as it raised some of its prices. Papa John’s International Inc., down $2.77 at $37.52 The pizza chain reported fourth-quarter revenue and same-store sales that fell short of what Wall Street was expecting.
NEW YORK — A day after Dow 13,000, investors took a break. Stocks closed lower Wednesday for the ﬁrst time in four trading days. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 27.02 points to ﬁnish at 12,938.67. The day before, it brieﬂy passed 13,000 for the ﬁrst time since May 2008. Some investors worried about the details of a bailout deal reached for Greece this week. But analysts said investors were mostly in a holding pattern after seeing the market hit an important psychological mark. “The market is pausing for the next slew of good news,” said Doug Cote, chief market strategist at ING Investment Management. “The real U.S. economy continues to march along while the attention is on Europe.” On Thursday, the government will give the latest reading on unemployment claims. They have been declining steadily and fell last week to 348,000, the lowest since March 2008. The Dow has lost ground on just four of the past 11 trading days. It’s been trading at or near four-year highs for three weeks and is up 6 percent this year. Strong corporate earnings have been a key factor, Cote said. On Wednesday, the Dow traded in a
HP: 1Q earnings down 44 percent
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PALO ALTO — Net income at Hewlett-Packard Co. fell in its ﬁrst full quarter under CEO Meg Whitman, as the company confronted weak consumer sales and supply shortages due to ﬂooding in Thailand. Whitman described a company in transition Thursday, but she identiﬁed goals, which include improving internal procedures and reducing costs to free up money for investments in growing areas. She said HP sees opportunities in security services, information management and Internet-based systems known as cloud computing. HP’s sales to consumers fared the worst in the latest period, dipping 23 percent worldwide from a year earlier. HP is the world’s largest maker of PCs,
but it’s been performing poorly as buyers in the developed world turn their attention to Apple’s iPads and Macs. Meanwhile, the company has been unable to properly capitalize on the growing appetite for PCs in emerging markets. Whitman said HP also had to battle cautious spending by some business customers in the U.S. Worldwide, revenue in the company’s commercial businesses fell 4 percent. The company said it remained guarded about prospects in Europe, although some of the markets elsewhere in the world appear to be stabilizing. Net income was $1.47 billion, or 73 cents per share, in the three months that ended Jan. 31. A year earlier, it was $2.6 billion, or $1.17 a share. Adjusted for one-time items, the company earned 92
cents per share, above the 87 cents expected by analysts surveyed by FactSet. Revenue was $30 billion, down from $32.3 billion and slightly below expectations of $30.7 billion. The revenue drop was even steeper, 8 percent, when taking out the effect of changes in currency exchange rates. It was the fastest revenue decline for the company since the recession hit 2009 results. HP blamed ﬂooding in Thailand for more than half of its revenue drop. The ﬂoods last year disrupted manufacturing of storage drives, a key component in PCs. HP said it decided to divert resources to higher-margin products, but it didn’t do as well as it expected due to ongoing operational problems.
California pledging better mobile privacy disclosures
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Bankruptcy judge approves Solyndra bonuses
WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved close to $370,000 in bonuses for certain employees of Solyndra LLC, a solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government before declaring bankruptcy. Solyndra, based in Fremont wanted to award bonuses of up to $500,000 to as many as 21 employees but scaled back its request after discussions with its ofﬁcial creditors committee. The judge approved the revised bonus request following a hearing Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO — Mobile applications seeking to collect personal information will have to forewarn users as part of an agreement reached in California. The guidelines announced Wednesday by California Attorney General Kamala Harris are designed to protect consumers who don’t realize that some applications are pulling potentially sensitive data from their smartphones and computer tablets.
Harris says mobile apps that will keep users’ personal information will have to spell out their intentions in privacy policies that potential users must see before the apps can be installed on a device. Six of the mobile computing market’s most powerful companies have agreed to set up ways to post the privacy policies in online app stores. The cooperating companies are Google, Apple, Amazon.com Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd.
Immigration director in Silicon Valley
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MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Obama administration’s top immigration ofﬁcial is looking to enlist the private sector’s help in looking for ways to keep foreignborn, high-tech entrepreneurs in the U.S. Members of Silicon Valley’s startup community will meet Wednesday with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Director Alejandro Mayorkas for what the agency is billing as a summit on technology and immigration.
It’s a common tech industry complaint that non-citizens who come to Silicon Valley often hit immigration obstacles when they try to start companies. The immigration service says it wants to streamline the immigration process for entrepreneurs to help keep jobs on U.S. soil. The agency has launched what it calls an “Entrepreneurs in Residence” program to bring in business experts from outside government to look for better ways to apply existing immigration laws.
FDA panel backs previously rejected obesity pill
SILVER SPRING, Md. — A previously rejected weight loss pill won an overwhelming endorsement from public health advisers Wednesday, raising hopes that the drug from Vivus Inc. could become the ﬁrst new anti-obesity medication to reach the U.S. market in more than a decade. The Food and Drug Administration has rejected three weight loss pills in the last two years, including Vivus’ pill Qnexa, due to safety concerns.
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Sandoval unconcerned about weight questions
By Janie McCauley
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Pablo Sandoval’s portion sizes and weigh-in statistics always seem to be a hot topic this time of year. He understands it — and he doesn’t much care anymore. He doesn’t take any of the comments directed at his girth personally, either. “It’s part of my work, everybody wants to know what I weigh,” said Sandoval, who is set for a formal date with the scale Thursday. “I’m
ﬁne with that. I just keep working hard to maintain my weight and play hard. That’s what I’m focused on right now — playing hard baseball and that’s it. I block that out. I don’t pay too much attention. I just play my game and that’s it.” Pablo Sandoval This is a guy who’s never going to be called slim. And that hardly matters to the San Francisco slugger
coming off an All-Star, comeback season. He hopes his rebound year in 2011 gives him momentum moving into this season. He has a hefty new $17.15 million, three-year contract to motivate him as well. The Giants seem conﬁdent their happy-golucky third baseman’s weight will no longer be an issue. The 25-year-old Sandoval lost about 40 pounds through a rigorous regimen during the winter before last season to bring him down to about 240, then batted .315 with 23 home runs and 70 RBIs in 2011.
Playing so much lighter, Sandoval exhibited improved agility on defense and better timing at the plate. He ran the bases with even more gusto than usual. And he made the All-Star team as a late addition, selected by manager Bruce Bochy — the NL skipper based on the team’s World Series win in 2010 — subbing in as an injury replacement. In 2009, Sandoval was one of the last players left off the team by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.
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olf aﬁcionados around the Bay Area realize what a jewel of a course the Crystal Springs Golf Club is. Now the rest of world knows as well. Tim Powers, golf course superintendent of Crystal Springs, along with his eight-man crew, were recently named the 2011 Golf Course Superintendent Association/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf — National Award for his environmental approach and sustainable management of the course at Crystal Springs. This award essentially puts Crystal Springs on the global map for environmental-friendly practices. “It backs up and supports a lot of the work we’ve done over the years,” said Powers, who has been Crystal Springs’ superintendent for the past 10 years and has 32 years in the industry. “Our company really pushes environmental stewardship. We’re in a very special place.” The award is one of the highest honors a superintendent can receive and it’s been 10 years in the making. Powers said Crystal Springs has won merit awards and regional awards, but this is the ﬁrst time the course has won the national award. And it’s not based on size or number of rounds played. Crystal Springs went up against the big boys in the golf world and came away with the top prize. After winning the regional award, Crystal Springs was then put into the national contest of which there are four divisions: public golf courses, private courses, resort courses and international courses. Crystal Springs was voted the best of them all.
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Hillsdale goalkeeper Michael Golden grabs a loose ball in the penalty box during the Knights’ 1-0 loss to St. Ignatius in a CCS Division II tournament game Wednesday afternoon.
Bad bounce, no win
Unlucky goal beats Hillsdale; Crystal Springs gets first ever CCS victory
By Nathan Mollat
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After weathering continual onslaughts from the St. Ignatius boys’ soccer team for 80 minutes of regulation, Hillsdale was only 20 overtime minutes away from going to a penaltykick shootout to determine the winner of their opening round game in the Central Coast Section Division II tournament Wednesday. But with one bounce, the game changed and, with it, the Knights’ chance to win. The Wildcats ﬁnally found the back of the net eight minutes into the ﬁrst 10-minute overtime period and then survived the ﬁnal frantic minutes of the second 10-minute overtime to record a 1-0 win over Hillsdale. “I’m happy. The kids played good, the game was competitive,” said Hillsdale coach Andy
Hodzic. “[St. Ignatius was] the luckier team.” There’s no other way to describe St. Ignatius’ goal. On a free kick from near midﬁeld, the ball was sent to the top of the Hillsdale penalty box, where the Wildcats were looking for someone to ﬂick the ball on. The ball sailed over the scrum at the top of the box, bounced and caught the Hillsdale goalkeeper out of position for the only time in the game, bouncing over his head and into the goal. It was an uncharacteristic mistake for freshman Michael Golden, who was more than solid between the posts and deﬁnitely did not deserve to have a game-winner scored on him like that. “He’s a good goalie,” Hodzic said. “That goal was weak. But that’s ﬁne.” Golden faced a virtual shooting gallery in
the ﬁrst half as St. Ignatius (10-8-5) sent wave after wave at the Hillsdale goal in the opening 40 minutes, but Golden was up to the task, making four saves on nine Wildcat shots. In the second half, he was a lot less busy, facing only ﬁve shots, making three saves. Hillsdale (13-5-3) did not quit after giving up the goal, however. If nothing else, the Knights picked up their attack and nearly found the equalizer a couple times. Twice Robert Dorst beat the Wildcats’ offside trap in the ﬁnal minutes, the second of which nearly resulted in an own goal as his cross deﬂected off a St. Ignatius defender, forcing the Wildcats’ goalkeeper to make an awkward, juggling save. Prior to Dorst’s two forays, Andreas Lau
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Sacramento, NBA close to arena financing deal
By Antonio Gonzalez
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Sacramento’s last shot to remain an NBA city appears headed for another overtime. NBA Commissioner David Stern and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced a joint work plan Wednesday for the two sides to reach an agreement to ﬁnance a new arena by the March 1 deadline. Johnson, Stern and the Maloof family, which owns the Sacramento Kings, will meet during this weekend’s All-Star
festivities in Orlando, Fla. If the ﬁnal details are resolved in time, a term sheet will be announced March 1 and the Sacramento City Council will vote on the plan at its March 6 meeting, possibly avoiding the relocation talk Kevin Johnson that surrounded the team last spring when it almost moved to Anaheim.
“I feel very conﬁdent that we as a city are going to be able to do our part,” Johnson said at a late afternoon news conference at City Hall with six council members standing behind him. “The city controls its own destiny.” The major sticking point David Stern in negotiations remains how much the Kings will contribute.
Under the proposed agreement, the city of Sacramento will raise about $190-$230 million by leasing out parking garages to private investors, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the information, said another $75-$100 million is expected from the Kings and $40-$60 million from arena operator AEG. The remaining gap will be covered by some
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Woods survives,Donald doesn’t at Match Play
By Doug Ferguson
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MARANA, Ariz. — Tiger Woods had to play a left-handed shot out of the desert. Retief Goosen holed out from 156 yards and didn’t even win the hole. Dustin Johnson twice won a hole after taking a penalty drop. But the strangest sight of all Wednesday at the Match Play Championship didn’t come from the golf course. It was Luke Donald on his way to the airport. “Golf is like that sometimes,” Donald said after his 5-and-4 loss to Ernie Els, becoming only the third No. 1 seed to lose in the opening round. “It’s a fickle game, and sometimes it bites you.” It almost took a bite out of Woods,
who had to rally to beat Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano; and U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, the No. 2 seed who was 3 up with three holes to play and was sweating on the 18th until George Coetzee missed a short putt for par. Donald was so dominant last year in winning the Match Play Championship that he closed out all six of his matches before they reached the 18th hole. He won’t be playing the closing hole at Dove Mountain this year, either. Els, who only got into the 64-man ﬁeld when Phil Mickelson took his family on a ski vacation, delivered the biggest shocker in the ﬁrst round by taking the lead for good on the eighth hole and putting the world’s No. 1 player in a hole from which he couldn’t recover. Donald lost in the opening round
for the ﬁrst time in eight appearances in this World Golf Championship. “I don’t think it would have mattered who I played today. I Tiger Woods just didn’t play well,” Donald said. “I struggled. I gave away too many holes and made too many mistakes. You can’t do that in match play against anyone, let alone Ernie.” Woods nearly found that out, too. He trailed the Spaniard with four holes to play, and both of them looked beatable. That changed when Woods drove the par-4 15th green to win with a two-putt birdie, won the 16th with a par and then
closed out the Spaniard with an 8-foot par putt for a 1-up win. “We both made our share of mistakes, there’s no doubt about that,” said Woods. “But somehow, I was
able to move on.” That was the only objective in this World Golf Championship, a singleelimination format in which the only proper use of the word “upset” is the mood of the 32 guys who are headed home. Among them: • Ian Poulter, the Match Play winner two years ago, suffered his worst loss in nine appearances when Bae Sang-moon beat him, 4 and 3.
• Bill Haas, coming off that monster win at Riviera just three days ago, looked like a winner when he was 1 up on the 17th green and had a 5-foot birdie putt. Ryo Ishikawa holed from 18 feet, Haas missed, and the Japanese star made par on the 18th to win. • In the most thrilling match of the opening round, Jim Furyk was on the verge of sending Johnson home early for the fourth straight year when Johnson hit his tee shot into the desert and had to take a penalty drop on the 20th hole. Furyk chipped across the green and threeputted for bogey to lose. • Rafael Cabrera-Bello was 3 up with three holes to play against Jason Day when he bogeyed three straight holes, and Day beat him with a 4-foot birdie putt on the 19th hole.
Junior’s confidence on the rise at Daytona
By Mark Long
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. left Daytona frustrated and furious last July. One of his favorite tracks, the place forever linked to his family name, had become a bore. Junior disliked every aspect of the newfangled tandem racing at NASCAR’s superspeedways: the blind pushing, the feeling of not being in total control and the need for constant communication. “It was a foolish freakin’ race,” he said after a 19th-place ﬁnish. His outlook has changed consider-
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ably since. Between some NASCAR-mandated changes, results during testing and 54 wild laps in the exhibition Budweiser Shootout, Earnhardt’s concerns have been
alleviated. Now, he might even be considered a front-runner heading into Thursday’s qualifying race and Sunday’s seasonopening Daytona 500. “I do feel like I have a better shot at
winning in this current style of racing,” Earnhardt said Wednesday. “I do feel more conﬁdent than I did coming down here and tandem drafting. I never felt really great about that. It is a completely different style of racing and it’s not what I enjoyed. “I deﬁnitely feel better about this.” Still, Earnhardt and others believe tandem racing in the ﬁnal laps will determine the outcome in the qualifying races and “The Great American Race.” But not having to push, pull, sweat and swap for 200 laps around the high-banked track means everything to NASCAR’s most popular driver — and maybe even more fun to his
legion of fans. After all, Earnhardt won the 2004 Daytona 500 and has a dozen other victories at NASCAR’s most storied track. It’s also the place where his father, seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, won 34 races and died on the ﬁnal lap in the 2001 opener. So Daytona has become synonymous with the Earnhardt legacy. It will always be an important place for Junior, for better or worse. He knows it, and so does everyone around him. And now that the racing has returned, at least in part, to the pack style Junior enjoys and seems to thrive in — it was just two years ago that he stormed
through the ﬁeld on the ﬁnal lap and ﬁnished second to Jamie McMurray in a thrilling ﬁnish — it only makes sense that he would be a favorite again. Nonetheless, he knows he needs good fortune to stay out front. “I really wouldn’t know what to tell you do to as far a series of moves or what kind of mind-set to have,” said Earnhardt, whose winless streak is at 129 races. “There is no sure strategy that is going to keep you out of a wreck or having you lead the race off turn four. You just have to go throughout the race and hope you continue to make every decision right, kind of like a line of dominos; you just hope everyone that falls hits the next one.
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Cameron addressed soccer ofﬁcials, former players and anti-racism campaigners at a summit on Downing Street, warning that abusive behavior by soccer stars is imitated by youngsters and must be stopped. “We have some problems still today,” Cameron said. “We need to act quickly to make sure those problems do not creep back in ... if everyone plays their role, then we can easily crush and deal with this problem.” (the course),” Powers said. “(It’s great) putting up bird boxes and seeing blue birds going into them a half hour later. It’s seeing the raptor perches being used. “All I’ve ever wanted to do was work outside. I like going to work every day. Tim Powers Not a lot of people can say that.” Given the environmental concerns of the Bay Area, Powers wanted to make sure Crystal Springs was as environmentally friendly as possible. It has led to a lot of studying — about how to make the course less appealing to pests, developing stronger root systems that need less water and using products, such as seaweed extract as fertilizer, that have minimal impact on the surrounding area. Considering the Crystal Springs reservoir supplies drinking water to about three million people in the Bay Area, Powers doesn’t want to be the guy who pollutes it. When it became apparent the Knights’ desire to play a lot of one- and two-touch passing was not happening, they reverted to more individual play with the ball at their feet. Araujo, along with Andreas and Kelly Lau, used some fancy footwork to maintain possession and then feed their teammates. That appeared to put the Knights more at ease and they spent most of the ﬁnal 10, 15 minutes of the ﬁrst half putting the pressure on the Wildcats’ defense. In the second half, the game was much more evenly played as the Hillsdale backline did a much better job of preventing the Wildcats from running freely in open space. As the minutes ticked away and the game remained scoreless, Hodzic was beginning to think his tactics might pay off. “You know what we did in practice yesterday?” Hodzic asked. “[We were] practicing penalty The English Football Association must provide a full report detailing how racism and other forms of discrimination can be combatted. “We have committed to coming back with a detailed follow-up to this in two months,” FA chairman David Bernstein said. The government announced Wednesday it will give $4.7 million toward the English Football Association’s new coaching center in a bid to encourage more people from ethnic He does not go it alone, however. He attends conferences and conventions around the country with other superintendents who are all willing to offer their advice on what they’ve learned and giving that information to others. “I get together with a lot of guys and we’re always talking about how we can make it (golf courses) better,” Powers said. “I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’ve met a lot of people. I can talk to guys and learn what they’re doing.” The award should lead to even more people wanting to play the course. Both Onizuka and Powers said they’ve a number of people play the course because it is certiﬁed by the Audubon Society. In fact, a link on Crystal Springs’ website lists a slew of environmental and wildlife certiﬁcates and achievements the course has acquired over the years. This Environmental Leaders award is the cherry on top of it all. “It’s huge to be nationally recognized [for] a smaller golf course with not a lot of funds,” Powers said. “It shows that we’re doing the kicks. I was playing for PKs because I know my kids aren’t physically strong enough (to hang with St. Ignatius). “But I’m ﬁne. Getting my team (this far) is good.”
Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
British PM Cameron wants soccer anti-racism plan
LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron asked England’s soccer leaders Wednesday to provide a plan against racism in the sport after a series of high-proﬁle cases involving the Premier League.
minorities to become managers. There are no black managers in the Premier League. In July, John Terry will become the ﬁrst highproﬁle soccer player to stand trial for racial abuse following a confrontation with Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand in October. The Chelsea player was stripped of the England captaincy this month in a move opposed by coach Fabio Capello, who quit in protest. right thing, that we can set an example for a lot of other people. “You can cover up a lot of mistakes with money. When you don’t have a lot of money, that’s when you have to be a better manager and smarter.” Right now, no one is smarter or managing it better than Powers and Crystal Springs Golf Course. *** A memorial for longtime College of San Mateo coach Tom Martinez is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Martinez, who won over 1,400 games as the Bulldogs football, women’s basketball and softball coach, died of heart attack Tuesday while getting dialysis treatment in Redwood City.
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“It’s really amazing,” said Russ Onizuka, general manager at Crystal Springs. “We were put up against some the biggest golf courses and elite courses around the country.” Located above the Crystal Springs reservoir off of Interstate 280, Crystal Springs is unassuming, almost hidden, just off the freeway. But that’s what gives the course its appeal. The course winds through the forested hills of the area, and if you didn’t know any better, you would think the course was just naturally there. And Powers does his best to keep it looking that way. From the limited use of pesticides and fertilizers, responsible irrigation practices as well as creating habitat for local wildlife, Crystal Springs could double as a wildlife sanctuary. “I can see 15 to 20 deer just on a ride around
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nearly caught the Wildcats defense napping. Calvin Araujo sent a ball into space that Lau chased down. He made a cross to the front of the St. Ignatius goal, but a Wildcats defender and a Knights player got their feet tangled and both went down, with the ball sliding harmlessly by both. Bigger, faster and stronger, St. Ignatius had Hillsdale on its heels for most of the ﬁrst half. Using heavy pressure every time the Knights touched the ball, the Wildcats won most of the 5050 balls and owned just about everything in the air. “They’re, physically, much stronger,” Hodzic said.
Crystal Springs continues to enjoy a historic season. After setting school records for goals scored, as well as fewest allowed, the Gryphons also made history by qualifying for the CCS Division III tournament for ﬁrst time. Wednesday, they picked up their ﬁrst-ever CCS win, downing visiting Paciﬁc Grove 1-0. “First-time ever qualifying for the playoffs and winning the ﬁrst one? The girls are deﬁnitely on an emotional high right now,” said Crystal Springs
assistant coach Michael Flynn. “It’s a big deal for them. They’re riding the wave and enjoying it.” Despite winning by only a goal, Flynn said the game was not as close as the score indicated. He said Paciﬁc Grove never presented too many dangerous chances and even on a few challenging plays, goalkeeper Maret Rossi was up to the task, making three saves. Crystal Springs (19-1-2) scored the game’s lone goal in the ﬁrst half. Natasha Thornton-Clark was taken down in the box to earn a penalty kick, but the Paciﬁc Grove goalkeeper got a hand on the shot and deﬂected it off the post. Thornton-Clark stayed with the play, however, and buried the rebound for the goal. The Gryphons now take on top-seeded Scotts Valley in a quarterﬁnal game Saturday at a time and place to be determined.
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Sandoval’s every move. “Who’s that?” backup catcher candidate Chris Stewart asked 3-year-old son, Sebastian, on Wednesday in the clubhouse cafeteria. “Panda!” the boy said with glee. “His favorite player,” Stewart noted. Sandoval wants nothing more than to establish some consistency again and show that last year was no ﬂuke. In his ﬁrst full major league season in 2009, the switch hitter demonstrated his potential by hitting .330 with 25 homers and 90 RBIs in 153 games. “That happens in your career, you have up and down years,” Sandoval said. “So, you have to focus and pay more attention to things. Last year was a lesson for me. Now, I know what I can do. Now, I know what I have to do. For me last year was great. It’s the kind of season you want to have in your career. I got it and I’m happy to be here again — ready for it to happen again.” The Giants don’t seem worried about their star player a year after they helped him learn better eatment on how much, if any, of AEG’s portion is included in the Kings’ contribution. Major points for the city also include making sure rates don’t soar if the garages and street parking are sold to private investors, and getting Sacramento County’s agreement to use a parking garage near the arena site. The two sides are making progress and hope to bridge the gap to ﬁnance the estimated $406 million arena, which would open for the 2015-16 season in the downtown Sacramento rail yards. The Kings nearly moved south to Anaheim last year, twice extending the relocation deadline and struggling to gain approval from league owners. Johnson made a desperate pitch to the NBA Board of Governors last April to give the city a ﬁnal chance to come up with an arena plan. He also bought time by presenting more than $10 million in commitments for new advertising and training habits while challenging him to improve his ﬁtness and lifestyle or risk being sent to the minor leagues. He shaped up, all right, and saved his job. “He looks good,” athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said. “We will get a weight on him this week. He is getting close to where he needs to be.” Among the latest position players to arrive ahead of Saturday’s ﬁrst full-squad workout was ﬁrst baseman and left ﬁelder Aubrey Huff, ﬁt and trim after a winter of pilates work — the same routine he did before his stellar 2010 season. Huff, never one to be modest, announced he soon would walk through the clubhouse sans clothes so everyone could see his ﬁne offseason work for themselves. “Huff Daddy’s here!” Bochy joked as Huff signed autographs, “playing third base and batting third.” Huff, rewarded with a $22 million, two-year contract in the fall of 2010 after hitting .290 with a team-leading 26 home runs and 86 RBIs for the ing, ticket purchases and other ﬁnancial support from regional businesses for this season. Despite attempts by Anaheim and Seattle to swoop in and lure the Kings, Stern said the league is making every attempt to keep the franchise in California’s capital. “We appreciate the work of the City of Sacramento and (our) discussions have been constructive,” Stern said in a statement. “Our hope is that current momentum continues in a way that we’re able to reach a deal by March 1 that makes sense for all parties.” Johnson described the discussions as having “great momentum,” but disagreed with Stern on a key point: the portion of the arena cost that should be counted as coming from the Maloofs. Stern said in a TNT interview Tuesday that contributions from arena operator AEG should be included as part of the Maloofs’ share, but Johnson was adamant that
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World Series champions, batted .246 with 12 homers and 59 RBIs last season. Like Sandoval before him, he’s the latest player called to task by the team brass. “I’m coming in with a positive mind frame,” Huff said. “Ready to go.” Notes: Ace Tim Lincecum will throw a bullpen session Thursday as long as his stiff back cooperates. He was scratched Tuesday with the back problem, which isn’t considered serious for the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner and projected opening day starter. Closer Brian Wilson and LHP reliever Dan Runzler also are slated to pitch bullpens Thursday if all goes well. ... Former Giants manager Felipe Alou said he had his best winter yet as a ﬁsherman. In fact, he caught 17 blackﬁn tuna on Dec. 25. He went out ﬁshing solo on Christmas Day, “when everybody was hung over.” “I brought home so many ﬁsh I had to give them away,” he said with a smile. The 76-year-old Alou now works as a special assistant to general manager Brian Sabean. the city hired AEG and the Maloofs’ contribution should be considered separately. “This is where a feisty point guard and the commissioner get into a little bit of a spirited discussion,” said Johnson, a former All-Star with the Phoenix Suns. He said he last talked to Stern after the city council meeting Tuesday night. Word of the extended arena talks also reached the Kings before the team’s game at the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. “It’s good for the team and the city, the positive news of today,” Kings coach Keith Smart said. “But for the basketball players, their focus is on the game.” Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof haven’t been involved in negotiations. The league is bargaining with Sacramento ofﬁcials on the franchise’s behalf and will present the ﬁnal proposal to the team.
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“Kung Fu Panda,” as he’s known, is eager to begin and prove himself again for any of the skeptics out there who spend their time criticizing his ever-changing midsection. “I have to start getting ready for the season. I’ve been working hard. I have more muscle mass, I feel great,” Sandoval said. During FanFest earlier this month, Bochy said Sandoval still had some weight to lose to get back to his ideal number heading into the year. “Pablo looks good,” Bochy said. “He is (lighter than Feb. 4 at FanFest). That’s important for him and for us. We’ve still got two or three days here before we crank up those guys, but he’s here early getting some work in and that’s always a good sign. Feels good, looks good.” Now, even the tiniest of fans are watching
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combination of a ticket surcharge, advertising around the arena, allocating a portion of the city’s existing transient occupancy tax or a sale of three or four parcels of city land. The ﬁnal price tag for AEG depends largely on the team’s contribution. The Kings’ portion would include upfront cash — the city had initially asked for $60 million — and donating back the land around the franchise’s current suburban Sacramento arena, estimated at about $25 million. AEG’s contribution will be impacted by the splits with the team in arena-related revenue. Johnson and Stern still have some disagree-
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Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
Warriors snap losing streak in Phoenix
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Warriors 106, Suns 104
Ellis shared Wright’s conﬁdence. “It looked good and felt good,” Ellis said. “It was a tough shot but I was locked in and focused on it and it went down for me. Coach just told me to go with 5 seconds and get a good shot and I thought I did that.” Channing Frye’s 3-point attempt rolled off
PHOENIX — Dorell Wright had no doubt of the outcome when Monta Ellis rose to take Golden State’s ﬁnal shot. Ellis hit an 20-foot fadeaway jumper with 1 second remaining and the Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 106-104 on Wednesday night. “I knew it was going in,” Wright said. “That’s what he’s about. He’s a gamer.”
the back of the rim at the buzzer, giving the Warriors their ﬁrst win in Phoenix since March 18, 2005. Ellis ﬁnished with a game-high 26 points, Wright had 23 and David Lee added 22 for the Warriors, who squandered a 21-point lead before rallying in the ﬁnal 2:16. “I feel like we executed on both sides of the basketball when it matters most,” said
Warriors coach Mark Jackson. “If I had to design a win, I would have designed it this way. It was much better for our future to grind out a win.” Golden State played all but 1 minute of the ﬁnal three quarters and the entire second half without Stephen Curry, who strained a tendon in his right foot with 2:19 to play in the ﬁrst quarter.
@ Jackets 4 p.m. CSN-CAL
@ Toronto 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’SOCCER CCS Division III First round No.8 Crystal Springs 1,No.9 Paciﬁc Grove 0 Halftime score — 1-0. Goal scorer (assist) — CS, N.Thornton-Clark (unassisted). Records — Crystal Springs 19-1-2 overall; Paciﬁc Grove 14-3-5. Sacred Heart Prep 2,Harbor 0 Halftime score — 2-0 SHP. Goal scorer (assist) — SHP, Jager (unassisted); SHP, Terpening (Jager). Records — Sacred Heart Prep 11-5-5 overall;Harbor 9-6-4. BOYS’SOCCER CCS Division II First round No.10 St.Ignatius 1,No.7 Hillsdale 0 OT Halftime score — 0-0. Goal scorer (assist) — SI, Free kick.Records — Hillsdale 13-5-3 overall;St.Ignatius 10-8-5. BASEBALL Burlingame 14,Galileo 0 Galileo 000 000 0 — 0 0 3 Burlingame (11)00 003 x — 14 10 0 WP — Vasquez (1-0).LP — Vegarta.3B — Caulﬁeld (B). 2B — Cochran, Franco, Vasquez (B). Multiple hits — Mori 2, Waldsmith 2 (B). Multiple RBIs — Waldsmith 3,Goodman 2,Caulﬁeld 2 (B). Records — Burlingame 2-0 overall; Galileo 0-2.
Atlantic Division W N.Y.Rangers 38 New Jersey 35 Philadelphia 33 Pittsburgh 34 N.Y.Islanders 25 Northeast Division W Boston 36 Ottawa 32 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 26 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 74 72 65 59 58 Pts 65 65 63 60 57 GF 161 168 198 186 140 GF 194 190 181 150 160 GF 144 157 161 166 158 GA 118 162 181 160 GA 134 185 184 176 167 GA 162 175 173 197 181
Atlantic Division W Philadelphia 20 New York 17 Boston 15 Toronto 10 New Jersey 10 Southeast Division W Miami 26 Orlando 22 Atlanta 19 Washington 7 Charlotte 4 Central Division W Chicago 27 Indiana 21 Cleveland 13 Milwaukee 13 Detroit 11 L 14 17 17 23 25 L 7 12 14 26 28 L 8 12 18 20 24 Pct .588 .500 .469 .303 .286 Pct .788 .647 .576 .212 .125 Pct .771 .636 .419 .394 .314 GB — 3 4 9 1/2 10 1/2 GB — 4 1/2 7 19 21 1/2 GB — 5 12 13 16
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@ Pacers 4 p.m. CSN-BAY
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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 Division III Kings Academy/Scotts Valley winner vs. No. 2 Burlingame (10-7-3),TBA Carmel/No. Monterey Co. winner vs. No. 4 Sacred Heart Prep (16-0-4),TBA GIRLS’SOCCER SATURDAY Quarterﬁnals Division I Lincoln/Monta Vista winner vs.No.4 Carlmont (123-5),TBA 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 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 Division II Yerba Buena/Mitty winner vs.No.3 San Mateo (162-2),TBA
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 17 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 191 152 168 191 142 GF 195 143 151 131 159 GF 170 157 128 155 154 GA 141 121 155 179 198 GA 147 161 168 154 178 GA 148 151 131 167 171
Southwest Division W San Antonio 23 Dallas 21 Houston 20 Memphis 19 New Orleans 8 Northwest Division W Oklahoma City 26 Denver 18 Portland 18 Minnesota 17 Utah 15 Paciﬁc Division W L.A.Clippers 19 L.A.Lakers 20 Golden State 13 Phoenix 14 Sacramento 11 L 10 13 14 15 25 L 7 15 16 17 17 L 11 13 17 20 22 Pct .697 .618 .588 .559 .242 Pct .788 .545 .529 .500 .469 Pct .633 .606 .433 .412 .333 GB — 2 1/2 3 1/2 4 1/2 15 GB — 8 8 1/2 9 1/2 10 1/2 GB — 1/2 6 7 9 1/2
BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with INF Cristian Guzman on a minor league contract. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Andy Oliver, LHP Adam Wilk,INF Hernan Perez and OF Andy Dirks on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Louis Coleman and RHP Greg Holland one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Isringhausen on a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with RHP David Aardsma on a one-year contract. Placed LHP Pedro Feliciano on the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS—Named Tony Fernandez special assistant to the general manager. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP Rick VandenHurk on a one-year contract. Placed RHP Alan Farina on the 60-day DL.
Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Tuesday’s Games Wednesday’s Games Ottawa 5,Washington 2 Boston 4,St.Louis 2 Los Angeles at Colorado,9 p.m. Thursday’s Games San Jose at Toronto,4 p.m. Anaheim at Carolina,4 p.m. Minnesota at Florida,4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Detroit,4:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games Oklahoma City 119,Boston 104 Indiana 102,Charlotte 88 New Orleans 89,Cleveland 84 Toronto 103,Detroit 93 Sacramento 115,Washington 107 Orlando 108,New Jersey 91 New York 99,Atlanta 82 Chicago 110,Milwaukee 91 Houston 93,Philadelphia 87 Minnesota 100,Utah 98
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Argentine train slams into station,killing 49
By Michael Warren
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The ﬁrst two cars were packed as usual for the morning rush, so tightly that people stood pressed ﬂesh to ﬂesh, sandwiched between bicycles and the few seats, many without so much as a strap to hold onto. This train didn’t lurch, though. It had trouble stopping at all, overshooting platform after platform and missing at least one station entirely as it rushed toward the end of the line. The train didn’t come to a halt until it had slammed into a metal barrier at Buenos Aires’ Once station. With eight cars carrying a mass of steel and humanity — more than 1,200 people on board — the momentum was devastating. Fortynine people were killed and 600 were injured. Windows exploded and the ﬁrst cars were crushed into a jumble of glass, metal, plastic and bodies. The cause wasn’t immediately determined, but many pointed to a deteriorating rail system and train cars that lack modern equipment and safety measures. Passengers said the conductor had appeared to be struggling with the brakes before the crash.
The dead included 48 adults and one child — most of whom had crowded into the ﬁrst two cars to get ahead of the rush-hour crowds on arrival. The injured included 461 who were hospitalized, Transportation Secretary J.P. Schiavi said. Passengers’ friends and relatives were still rushing around the city hours later, checking emergency rooms and the city’s two largest morgues for some sign of their loved ones. Ezequiel Mercado, his mother-inlaw and 10 other friends and family members frantically searched for his wife, Sabrina Espindola, 29, who didn’t show up for work Wednesday. They checked nine hospitals before heading to the morgue. “I went everywhere. She is always with her Blackberry. We are always in contact,” he said. “This morgue is the last place I thought of, but, well, she’s missing. I call her cell phone, and it rings, rings, but she isn’t responding.” Schiavi defended the rail system at a news conference. “It was an accident like those in many other countries,” he said, pointing to a newspaper clipping about a fatal crash in Los Angeles. “In recent years, we’ve made huge investments” in the system.
An injured passenger is helped through the Once train station after a train crashed when its brakes failed at rush hour in Buenos Aires,Argentina.
Shelling kills two Western journalists in Syria
By Brian Murphy and Bassem Mroue
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Quran burning incites deadly riots in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — Clashes between Afghan troops and protesters angry over the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. military base left at least seven people dead and dozens wounded Wednesday as anger spread despite U.S. apologies over what it said was a mistake. The demonstrations across four eastern provinces illustrated the intensity of Afghans’ anger at what they saw as foreign forces ﬂouting their laws and insulting their culture. The violence was also a reminder of how easily Afghan-U.S. relations can deteriorate as the two countries work to forge a long-term partnership ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces in 2014.
BEIRUT — Syrian gunners pounded an opposition stronghold where the last dispatches from a veteran American-born war correspondent chronicled the suffering of civilians caught in the relentless shelling. An intense morning barrage killed her and a French photojournalist — two of 74 deaths reported Wednesday in Syria. “I watched a little baby die today,” Marie Colvin told the BBC from the embattled city of Homs on Tuesday in one of her ﬁnal reports. “Absolutely horriﬁc, a 2-year old child had been hit,” added Colvin, who worked for Britain’s Sunday
Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik were killed during a Syrian attack Wednesday.
Times. “They stripped it and found the shrapnel had gone into the left chest and the doctor said, ’I can’t do anything.’ His little tummy just kept heaving until he died.” Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik were among a group of journalists who had crossed into Syria
and were sharing accommodations with activists, raising speculation that government forces targeted the makeshift media center, although opposition groups had previously described the shelling as indiscriminate. At least two other Western journalists were wounded. Hundreds of people have died in weeks of siege-style attacks on Homs that have come to symbolize the desperation and deﬁance of the nearly year-old uprising against President Bashar Assad. The Syrian military appears to be stepping up assaults to block the opposition from gaining further ground and political credibility with the West and Arab allies. On Wednesday, helicopter gunships reportedly strafed mountain villages that shelter the rebel Free
Syrian Army, and soldiers staged door-to-door raids in Damascus, among other attacks. The bloodshed and crackdowns brought some of the most galvanizing calls for the end of Assad’s rule. “That’s enough now. The regime must go,” said French President Nicolas Sarkozy after his government confirmed the deaths of Colvin, 56, and Ochlik, 28. The U.S. and other countries have begun to cautiously examine possible military aid to the rebels. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton heads to Tunisia for a meeting Friday of more than 70 nations to look at ways to assist Assad’s opponents, which now include hundreds of defected military ofﬁcers and soldiers.
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Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
Labyrinths designed to encourage reflection
By Melissa Kossler Dutton
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With a single path in and out, labyrinths are designed to encourage reﬂection. They differ from mazes,which are designed as puzzles.
When Carol Maurer has a lot on her plate, she ﬁnds it useful to visit the labyrinth made of river rocks at the Delaware Art Museum, in Wilmington. “It quiets my mind,” said Maurer, who lives in Hockessin, Del. “It sets the path for me so I can spiral inward.” Labyrinths, which have been constructed for thousands of years, have become a popular addition to hospitals, gardens and public institutions. With a single path in and out, labyrinths are designed to encourage reﬂection. They differ from mazes, which are designed as puzzles. Labyrinths have been associated with religions and cultures throughout the world. The number of labyrinths in the United States has been steadily increasing for about 15 years, said Robert Ferre, a labyrinth builder who founded Labyrinth Enterprises. “Nowadays they’re so widespread, it’s more about how to best utilize them than what they
are,” he said from San Antonio, Texas. When he started the business in 1995, churches were his primary customers. Labyrinths were an important feature of European Roman Catholic churches in the Middle Ages; walking one was a devotional activity and represented a spiritual journey. The most famous remaining labyrinth from that period is at Chartres Cathedral, near Paris. Many newer labyrinths are based on the Chartres pattern. They can be constructed of turf or stone or painted on pavement. Today, labyrinths are widely used in secular spaces too, said Maurer, who serves on the board of The Labyrinth Society, an organization dedicated to using and promoting the paths. She helped get the labyrinth built near the sculpture garden at the Delaware Art Museum. “People are looking for ways to travel inward,” she said. “They’re trying to ﬁnd a deeper connection with themselves that may be spiritual but not necessarily religious.”
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dren don’t spit into their mugs. They don’t have tantrums in the park, they don’t shun their vegetables, they don’t forget to say “bonjour” or “au revoir” and they most certainly don’t throw food (in fact, “French Children Don’t Throw Food” is the book’s title in Britain.) Are children in France born polite? Do they come out of the birth canal saying, “Bonjour, Maman,” and apologizing for the discomfort they’ve just caused? Clearly not, but Druckerman, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, set out to determine just what French parents are doing right. Boosted by the fact that France and parenting are both subjects people love to talk about, “Bringing Up Bebe,” written in a winningly chatty style, debuted at No. 8 on The New York Times best-seller list earlier this month and hit No. 1 on The Sunday Times hardback nonﬁction list in Britain. The book has also drawn attention through comparison to Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of “It’s a great tool for meditation and relaxation,” Cadle said. “Labyrinths can help connect the mind, the body and the spirit. I think we can use that when we’re dealing with disease.” Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland built a labyrinth in 2005 as part of its integrative health program, which focuses on holistic approaches to healing. The walking path has become widely used on campus, said Cherie Snyder, a professor and director with the program. “Many of the faculty here have incorporated it into their teaching,” she said. The community, initially unsure of the labyrinth, also has put it to good use, she said. the Tiger Mother,” last year’s provocative account of Eastern-style parenting. Chua’s book was excerpted in The Wall Street Journal under the title, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” and Druckerman’s under the headline “Why French Parents Are Superior” — a phrase that doesn’t sit well with everyone. “First Tiger Mom. Now, I dunno, Fromage Mom?” Jen Singer wrote recently on her mommy blog, Mommasaid.net. “Nowadays, it appears that everyone is better at parenting than Americans are.” She added: “Here’s the dirty little secret about their ‘superior’ parenting philosophies: They’re not about the kids. The so-called French parenting method seems to make life easier for parents who want to socialize.” In a recent interview at a Manhattan restaurant, Druckerman stresses that she isn’t trying to present the French style as perfection. “I don’t have any magic bullets,” she says. “I was just trying to tell my story.” “A lot of times people think it’s a religious cult,” she said. But once area residents understood the labyrinth’s history, they began to visit. Cancer support groups, church groups and organizations that serve the developmentally disabled have all used the labyrinth, Snyder said. “It’s just been a wonderful tool to introduce people to walking meditation, walking prayer and communing with nature,” she said. Many users feel a labyrinth inspires creativity, said Katja Marquart, a member of The Labyrinth Society and an associate professor of interior architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has encouraged graduate students to walk a labyrinth to help them sort out their work.
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Do French parents have a certain je ne sais quoi?
By Jocelyn Noveck
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NEW YORK — So you’re visiting someone’s home with your child and hot chocolate is served. As the hostess’ kids sip the delicious concoction politely and silently, your own little dear takes a gulp and promptly spits it back into the mug. Admit it, parents: Something similar has happened to you. But for Pamela Druckerman, an American mother in Paris, it wasn’t just an isolated incident. That embarrassing moment with her daughter, Bean — she would have kicked her under the table, but couldn’t be sure which pair of legs were hers — was one of many during her early years as a mother in France. There were years of fearing her children would act up, melt down, or otherwise commit a serious faux pas at any moment. Because, as Druckerman explains in her new book, “Bringing Up Bebe,” French chil-
Her story is, though, overwhelmingly favorable to the stricter French parenting style, and judging by comments on the Internet, not all American moms disagree. Kat Gordon, a mother of two sons in Palo Alto, Calif., read the excerpted article and immediately wrote on Facebook, “I smell a best-seller.” She meant it as a compliment. “It sounds like French mothers are experiencing more joy and feeling less frazzled by parenthood,” Gordon explained in a telephone interview. “That’s something all mothers should want — if we can get over our defensiveness.” Gordon recalls an incident when her older son, Henry, was 2 1/2 years old. Her in-laws were over for dinner, but Gordon, who’d worked all day, was being pulled away constantly by Henry, and she felt conﬂicted and guilty. Her mother-in-law set her straight. “Henry should always feel that you’re available to him,” her mother-in-law said. “But he shouldn’t feel entitled to you.” “They always came back with really great insights,” she said. And walking a labyrinth does not have to be a solo endeavor, said Amy Morgan, a homeless services coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Ashland, Ohio, which has a labyrinth on its grounds. To build a sense of community, Morgan walks through it with a women’s group she leads. “As you walk, you are able to release what you need to release. You go back out prepared to reenter the world,” said JoAnn Shade, corps ofﬁcer for the Salvation Army facility. “You get a sense of, what do I believe and who am I.”
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It’s even possible for homeowners to build labyrinths themselves in their yard, with rock, gravel or mulch, Ferre said. Plans are available online or through his company. Patricia Cadle, the oncology chaplain at N.C. Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., encourages patients, family members and hospital employees to walk a labyrinth. The medical facility dedicated an outdoor labyrinth in 2009, and just completed an indoor one this month (February).
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Thursday • Feb. 23, 2012
Seed catalogs’ arrival inspires spring gardens
By Sean Conway
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Wash plants well behind the leaves
For centuries, savvy gardeners used soap sprays to combat bugs. Andrew Jackson Downing, a gardening celebrity of the 19th century (who would have designed New York City’s Central Park if his life had not been cut short in a steamboat accident), wrote in 1845 that a “wash of soft soap is very good for many purposes ... penetrates all the crevices where insects may be lodged, destroying them.” Then, DDT and other harder-hitting, longer-lasting pesticides developed during World War II left soaps on the sidelines. Yet here we are in the more environmentally conscious 21st century, and soap sprays are back in vogue — for the same reasons they fell out of favor. Soaps biodegrade quickly and are relatively nontoxic to most creatures (including us). Pests on plants don’t always warrant calling out the sprayer, but when spraying is needed, soap may do the trick. You could just douse your rose bushes with leftover, soapy wash water, an aphid remedy once popular among British gardeners. Or you could use soap more deliberately, dissolving some tincture of green soap or Ivory soap shavings into water to make up your own mix. Add 1 to several tablespoons of soap per gallon of water, or enough to make suds. Test a little of the solution to make sure it won’t damage the plant as well as the bugs. Don’t expect consistent results, though, because washing soaps vary in composition. (Note that soaps and detergents are not equivalent; soap is one kind of detergent, but all detergents are not soaps.) These days, you can buy soaps specially formulated for garden use. Garden soaps, like washing soaps, are made by combining naturally occurring fats with an alkali such as sodium or potassium. Advantages of modern garden soaps come from choosing speciﬁc fats and alkalis. Soaps act by disrupting cell mem-
Writing “2012” on a check still gives me pause, but the daily arrival of seed catalogs in my mailbox has me thinking forward to spring. I know that by the time I am done perusing the numerous varieties of vegetable and ﬂower seed, I will be ready for spring, no matter what the calendar or the weather says. Like many gardeners, I ﬁnd the arrival of seed catalogs a welcome sight in what is normally a mailbox full of junk mail and bills. They seem to arrive at about the time I stop sifting through the mail looking for envelopes with our address handwritten in ink. Midwinter is the best time of year to be dreaming about the bounty of a vegetable garden. I suppose the seed companies must know this too. The tempting narratives they write describing mouthwatering delectables such as heirloom tomatoes (“Firm yet juicy ﬂesh that slices well and can turn an ordinary sandwich into a gourmet delight”) are enough to make anyone who has recently had to choke down a pale, mealy tomato order more packets of seed than a farmer would. I prefer not to order seed from the ﬁrst catalog that arrives, but rather to wait until I have a good assortment stacked up. That way, I can immerse myself in the process. I have also learned from experience that I am apt to forget what is on the order once I have sent it in. One year, I had nearly duplicate orders from several different companies! Lesson learned. Most winters, I wait for the arrival of a good snowstorm before I begin the process of ordering. I start by laying out the catalogs on the large farm table in our dining room. I light a ﬁre, make myself a mug of coffee (or, if I start the process in the evening, pour myself a glass of red wine), and revel in the planning of next season’s garden. I think about my vegetable garden in terms of cool-weather vegetables and warm-weather vegetables. I start my seed selecting process systematically, beginning with varieties that will be sowed in early spring such as lettuce, broccoli, arugula, spinach, radishes and so forth. I have learned to order enough seed of plants that grow quickly, such as lettuce and spinach, so that I can sow these crops in succession every week or so, ensuring a continuous supply throughout the season. I have my favorites, tried and true varieties that provide continuity to the growing season. These are the “bread and butter” of my vegetable garden. Nonetheless, along with these musthave seeds I like to try new varieties to keep me on my horticultural toes. Making the effort to grow a garden from seed every year has at least two signiﬁcant beneﬁts. Most notable is the opportunity to grow vegetables not found in traditional supply chains like large garden centers or big box stores. At a time when almost everything from clothing to produce is homogenized, there still exists a great diversity in seed supply. The other advantage to growing your garden from seed, and perhaps my favorite reason for doing so, is that it deepens the gardening experience. Every winter, when I settle in on a snowy day to place my order, I get to re-imagine my garden and dream about the warm spring days ahead.
Soap sprays are back in vogue — for the same reasons they fell out of favor.Soaps biodegrade quickly and are relatively nontoxic to most creatures (including us).
branes, and depending on the formulation, those membranes might be those of insects, weeds or disease-causing organisms. Insects most affected by soaps are soft-bodied, slow-moving ones such as aphids, mealybugs, scale and mites. Now is when these insects start to build up on houseplants. Caterpillars and beetles are not generally bothered by soap sprays. Different soap formulations are used against weeds. Soaps toxic to weeds are more or less toxic to all plants, so have to be directed right at the weeds. That’s easy enough with weeds poking up between brick pavers, but you’re better off with a hoe for weeding a bed of ﬂowers or vegetables. Disadvantages of soap sprays on paving are that they can leave a white residue and be slippery until they wash away. Whether used against insects, weeds or diseases, soaps are contact poisons, effective only as long as target organisms are wet. This is both good and bad. Sprayed perennial weeds often have enough energy stored in their roots to resprout, so need repeated treatment. Hand weeding might prove easier. Similarly, repeated treatments are needed to kill insects that hatch from eggs on treated plants to get each ﬂush of hatchlings. Soaps have no effect on insect eggs. On the plus side, beneﬁcial ladybugs and lacewings hanging around houseplants and garden plants usually have enough time to up and ﬂy away before being doused with a soap spray. Once the spray dries, all harm has passed and they can return. For maximum effectiveness, spray either weeds or garden plants with soap when the weather is overcast or cool, and drying is slowed. The best water for mixing up a soap solution is soft water, just as for bathing; rainwater is ideal. And once the soap is dissolved, no more shaking is needed — further shaking might cause too much foaming. Avoid spraying a stressed or blooming plant. Finally, thoroughly douse whatever plant you spray so that, to reiterate Mr. Downing’s advice of 167 years ago, the soap “penetrates all the crevices.”
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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 quiltcraftsew.com. Restaurant Liquidation Sale. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1085 El Camino Real, Millbrae. Pick up gently used housewares, small appliances, decorative pieces and even some commercial equipment on sale. For mor e information contact Sharlene Chew at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 booksInc.net. 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 tickets.foxrwc.com. 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 filoli.org 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 quiltcraftsew.com. 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 www.historicalseaport.org 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 tickets.foxrwc.com. Zumba Club Style-KARNAVAL C2K12. 7 p.m. D. Tequila Lounge, 651 Main St., Redwood City. Please join us for a crazy, high energy, fun filled night in the club. Bring out the feathers and beads. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets include price for 90-minute Zumba lesson. For more information call (917) 225-8823. Notre Dame de Namur University presents: The Light in the Piazza. 7:30 p.m. NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. The musical is based on Elizabeth Spencer’s 1960 novella of the same name and the 1962 film. $25 general. $15 for students and seniors. For more information and for tickets visit brownpapertickets.com or call 508-3729. Journey Unauthorized. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $15. For more information call 3697770 or visit tickets.foxrwc.com. Kevin Wong Keyboards. 9 p.m. Flight Lounge, 971 Laurel St., San Carlos. Free. For more information visit flightloungewine.com. SATURDAY, FEB. 25 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. 8 a.m. Central Peninsula Church, 1005 Shell Blvd, Foster City. 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Franklin: Houston’s mother raised her well
NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin says Cissy Houston raised her daughter Whitney Houston well — and that an interview where Franklin said parents need to make sure children “leave home prepared” was taken out of context. Franklin released a statement Wednesday, four days after Houston’s funeral. She was expected to sing at the funeral in Newark, N.J., Houston’s hometown, but bowed out because of leg spams she said she suffered after a concert at Radio City Music Hall the night before. She performed again at Radio City the night of Houston’s funeral, and paid tribute to Houston as “a very fine young lady.” In an interview about Houston on NBC’s “Today” show last week, Al Roker asked Franklin about Houston’s superstardom. Franklin said: “I think parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home ... (that they) leave home prepared, really. She left home with Aretha Franklin all the right things.” After Franklin didn’t attend the funeral, there were some reports that Houston’s mother was upset over Franklin’s comments and that Franklin was uninvited, a charge Franklin denies. “Cissy Houston and I have been longtime friends for almost 50 years. I have four invitations and parking passes that were sent to me for the funeral,” Franklin said. “Cissy does not need ridiculous speculation and neither do I — particularly at this time.” Franklin also said her full statement — “This is no reflection on Cissy or Nippy’s upbringing,” using a nickname for Houston — wasn’t aired (a request for comment wasn’t immediately returned by the “Today” show). Whitney “Knowing Cissy Houston as well as I do, I know Whitney left home right and properly. I was generalizing and it was a well-intended statement for any young adult coming into the music industry,” she said. “I was not speaking of anyone specifically. “ Houston had fought substance abuse for years. She was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 11, the day before the Grammy Awards. A cause of death has yet to be determined. the year. Construction is estimated to take eight to 10 months and start in the spring of 2013. At the same meeting, the council approved charging residents for sidewalk repairs. Burlingame stopped paying for sidewalk repairs in 2004 when facing budget cuts. In October 2010, the City Council approved a program in which residents cover half the cost of upgrading sidewalks. Last year, the council awarded a construction contract for service. On Monday, the council approved the property owners’ share of the total $540,143 project. Costs of the repairs will now be forwarded to the County Assessor’s Ofﬁce for collection as part of the property taxes due in December, according to a staff report by Murtuza. Construction work totaled $454,143, $284,924 of which was fronting private properties. Half of the cost for upgrades in front of 580 private properties, $142,462, is the estimated property owners’ share. The total cost for the project was $540,143 with $86,000 for construction inspection and contract administration. Property owners who wish to bypass the property tax option and pay the city directly by contacting city staff within 30 days of the council’s approval.
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the larger plan and upgrade lots. Instead, the council, in a 4-1 vote with Councilwoman Terry Nagel dissenting, went for an option with a smaller increase and fewer smart meters in hopes of phasing in the changes. Ordinances for the change will go before the council at a future meeting. Nagel was against the scaled-back measure. She wanted more time to research options to fund smart meters throughout the streets of downtown Burlingame. In addition, Nagel argued the city could save from installing everything at once versus breaking the project up. Vice Mayor Ann Keighran and Councilwoman Cathy Baylock criticized the staff-recommended plan which would extend parking meter hours to include 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Keighran said the additional hours were too much to ask of residents who have seen many increases in rates recently. They were open to revisiting the later hours or increased rates after testing new smart meters on Burlingame Avenue, however. So for now, rates will rise 25 cents per hour from 75 cents to $1, but meter hours will not be extended past 6 p.m. Raising $450,000 annually, the option chosen would allow the city to put smart
meters on Burlingame Avenue but not in the rest of the downtown. The increased rate provides the income needed to cover streetscape improvements, which Baylock noted was the most important goal at the moment. Smart meters were a large part of the council’s discussion. Councilman Michael Brownrigg questioned the cost for installing them throughout the downtown streets but not parking lots. He wasn’t sure if the cost was worth it. The smaller option, councilmembers said, would allow the city to test the meters before implementing a larger plan. Should the council decide to place meters throughout the downtown, it would need to raise more revenue, which could be accomplished by increasing rates again or extending the hours from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., said Public Works Director Syed Murtuza. Parking is part of a larger plan to upgrade the downtown streetscape. The area is slated to have water and sewer upgrades. Burlingame officials have been working in hopes of completing the work at the same time. In the proposed timeline, an engineer’s report for formation of the assessment district would go before the council soon. If approved, public notices and ballots would be sent to property owners. If less than half protest, then the council can hold a public hearing and approve the district in April or May. Designing plans and bidding for contractors should take through the end of waivers because of the weak economy, ofﬁcials said. The percentage of fees covered by waivers has risen to 62 percent, up from 57 percent in last ﬁscal year. “It’s just one more blow to the investments we need in higher education to have a sound economic recovery,” said Dan Troy, vice chancellor of ﬁnance. The budget deﬁcit could force community colleges to cut course sections, most likely in the summer, reduce teaching staff and increase borrowing, Troy said. That means more students won’t be able to get the classes they need to complete degree and certiﬁcate programs. School administrators are working to a couple of civil cases against towing companies in the last few years but many of the violations were different, Wilson said. Anyone who believes they were charged an illegal fee or has a complaint against Specialty Towing should contact the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office at 363-4651 and request a complaint form to be submitted to prosecutor Chuck Finney of the Consumer and Environmental Unit.
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and greater demand for student fee waivers, said California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott. The shortfall comes on top of a $400 million reduction in state funding for the current ﬁscal year and a $102 million midyear cut triggered when state revenues fell below projections. About $107 million of the latest shortfall comes from a dramatic increase in cash-strapped students receiving fee
convince the governor and Legislature to step in to cover the budget shortfall. State ﬁnance ofﬁcials said it was premature to discuss additional funding for the community colleges, noting that tax revenue projections are often wrong. “We want to make sure that we have more data in hand before we make any policy decisions,” said H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance. Over the past three years, the state has cut funding for the community college system by $809 million, or 12 percent, reducing the number of students served from 2.9 million to 2.6 million despite strong demand, ofﬁcials said.
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them to contact law enforcement if they believed the tow was illegal. “The whole purpose is not to make people rich but get cars away from places they shouldn’t be parked,” Wilson said speciﬁcally of the law allowing an operator just hooking up a vehicle to release it to the driver or owner for half the tow fee. The District Attorney’s Ofﬁce has ﬁled
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surprised yesterday to see the closed sign on the front entrance. Stanton ordered $1,650 in bathroom ﬁxtures that his contractor was set to install today. He paid the bill in full already and was going to call his credit card company to see if he could stop payment on the order. Fixtures ‘n Faucets opened its doors in 1977 and its owner is Robert Matlack.
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you respect, it could be especially rewarding and enlightening. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Because the dull and the ordinary tend to turn you off, try to focus on creative or imaginative projects as much as you can. You’ll be proud of the productive results you get. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Your concern for the well being of others will be very apparent to everyone with whom you’re involved. This facet of yours is what makes you so popular with your friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Nothing will give you more gratification than finishing what you start. It will be especially meaningful if it’s something that you’ve wanted to get to for a long time.
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CASE# CIV 511441 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, 400 COUNTY CENTER RD, REDWOOD CITY CA 94063 PETITION OF Colin Fairbaim Brinkley TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Colin Fairbaim Brinkley filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Colin Fairbaim Brinkley, aka Colin Fairbaim Proposed name: Colin Fairbaim Fairbaim THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A HEARING on the petition shall be held on March 21, 2012 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: Daily Journal Filed: 02/06/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/02/2012 (Published 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248412 The following person is doing business as: Yellow Rose Secondhand Boutique, 104 El Camino Real, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Rose Lee, 156 Spuraway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Rose Lee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/12/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12).
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ABBEY, WEITZENBERG, WARREN & EMERY, P.C. LEWIS R. WARREN, State Bar 115411 BRYAN D. CORYELL, State Bar 257700 100 Stony Point Road, Suite 200 P.O. Box 1566 Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1566 Telephone: (707) 542-5050 Facsimile: (707) 542-2589 Attorneys for Trustee, Caron Schmierer (seal) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF MARIN IN RE ANNA MEZZETTA FYFE REVOCABLE TRUST, dated April 30, 2007 DAVID FYFE, Petitioner, v. CARON SCHMIERER, as Trustee of the ANNA MEZZETTA FYFE REVOCABLE TRUST, dated April 30, 2007, MAFI YALIKANACEA, and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, Respondents. Case No. PR-1004895 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: PARTICIPATION IN CURRENTLY PENDING SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS AND/OR OBJECTION TO PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Date: March 26, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: H To all potential beneficiaries of the Will of Anna Mezzetta Fyfe (the “Will”) and/or the Anna Mezzetta Fyfe Revocable Trust, dated April 30, 2007 (the “Trust”), you are hereby notified that: 1.Caron Schmierer (“Schmierer”) is the court-appointed trustee of the Trust. Upon her appointment as trustee, the above-entitled Court ordered Schmierer, upon the passing of Anna Fyfe (“Mrs. Fyfe”), to hold, manage, and administer the assets of the Trust pending further order of the Court regarding which set of beneficiaries -- i.e., those claiming under the Will, or those claiming under the Trust -- were entitled to distribution of the Trust’s assets. 2. Mrs. Fyfe passed away on March 27, 2010. On or about September 16, 2010, David Fyfe, a beneficiary of the both the Will and the Trust, filed a Petition to Determine Validity of Purported Trust and to Impose Constructive Trust (the “Fyfe Petition”), which initiated the above-captioned proceedings. On or about October 18, 2010, Schmierer filed, in the above-captioned proceedings, a Petition for Instructions, as previously ordered by the Court, regarding the proper distribution of Mrs. Fyfe’s estate. 3. On or about December 14, 2010, the Court entered an order in this matter pursuant to which it ordered Schmierer to, among other things, continue “to hold, manage and administer the assets of the decedent in the 2007 Trust, and to not make any further distribution until further order from a court of competent jurisdiction.” Since that time, Schmierer has continued to hold, manage, and administer the assets of the Trust while awaiting further orders or instructions from the Court. 4. On or about September 1, 2011, Schmierer filed a second Petition for Instructions (the “Schmierer Petition”) in the above-captioned proceedings, pursuant to which she requested that the Court establish a deadline by which all beneficiaries of the Will and the Trust must submit to the Court all claims with respect to the Trust and/or its assets and setting a date for adjudicating any such claims submitted by any beneficiary. 5. Settlement negotiations have been, and are, ongoing amongst the some of the potential beneficiaries of the Will and the Trust. As a result of those negotiations, a potential settlement has been reached and a proposed settlement agreement has been prepared. This order has been served on you because you have been identified as a potential beneficiary of the Estate, the Trust, or both. 6. On or about December 12, 2011, a hearing was held on the Schmierer Petition. THE COURT, having read and considered the Schmierer Petition, and the other pleadings on file in these proceedings, and having heard and considered the respective positions of those appearing at the hearing on December 12, 2011, and for good cause appearing therefor, HEREBY ORDERS as follows: 1.You are hereby instructed to contact Marlene Getchell, counsel of record for Petitioner, David Fyfe, in order to obtain a copy of the currently proposed settlement agreement and to state your position in regard thereto and regarding the currently pending settlement negotiations. Ms. Getchell’s contact information is as follows: Marlene P. Getchell 790 Mission Ave San Rafael, CA 94901 Phone: (415) 457-8830 Fax: (415) 459-1384 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2. If you do not wish to participate in the currently pending settlement negotiations and/or you object to any proposed settlement, you are hereby ordered to file with the Court a written objection to the proposed settlement no later than March 19, 2012, and you are further ordered to appear in Department H of the above-entitled Court on March 26, 2012, at 8: 30 a.m., to show cause, if any you have, why the proposed settlement should not be approved. 3. If you fail to respond as instructed in this Order and/or fail to appear at the above-referenced hearing, a final order may be issued that is contrary to your interest. Dated: Feb 02, 2012. VERNA ADAM Judge of the Superior Court APPROVED AS TO FORM: Law Offices of Marlene P. Getchell By: Marlene P. Getchell, Attorney for David Fyfe
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248694 The following person is doing business as: 1) Messinger Marketing Group, 2) Sharing Life Memorials, 449 Wisnom Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Katherina Messinger, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Katherina Messinger / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/01/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248650 The following person is doing business as: Anne Mellenthin Design, 52 Labumum Rd., ATHERTON, CA 94027 is hereby registered by the following owner: Anne Mellenthin, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Anne Mellenthin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/30/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248640 The following person is doing business as: Leydig Learning, 125 Dale Ave., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Erika Leydig, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Erika Leydig / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/30/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248563 The following person is doing business as: Oh Snap!, 1170 Foster City Blvd. #204, FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jocylyn Opiana, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012 /s/ Jocylyn Opiana / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248525 The following person is doing business as: Marquez Video Productions, INC., 1311 Claremont Dr., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Marquez Video Productions, INC., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/01/2004 /s/ Joaquin Marquez / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/23/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/02/12, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248706 The following person is doing business as: KB Grease Trap Services, 1024 Cypress Ave., #3, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kenny R. Balibrera, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Kenny R. Balibrera / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/01/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248760 The following person is doing business as: Golden Lotus Freight Forwarder, 2049 S. El Camino Real, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Golden Lotus Antiques, INC, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/06/2012 /s/ Mei Chih Chen Mao / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248348 The following person is doing business as: Nor Cal Athletics, 611 S. B St., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Shane Boley, 34888 Seacliff Terr., Fremont, CA 94555. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A /s/ Shane Boley / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/09/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248783 The following person is doing business as: Belmont Systems, 2713 S. Norfolk St #303, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Camy Yam, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Camy Yam / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/07/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248794 The following person is doing business as: Axzana, 41 S. Railroad Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jeffrey Castaline, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Jeffrey Castaline/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248798 The following person is doing business as: 1)Insurance Research Org, 2)Producer Pipeline, 3)Insurance Avenue, 4)Bay Area Insurance Connection, 5)Private Domain Services, 6)Mortgage Info, 7)Medhealth Insurance, 8)SF Finance Marketing, 9)Natsch Consulting, 10)Performance Publishers, 11)SF Insurance Properties, 12)My Insurance Info, 13)Health Insurance Wise, 14)Adtain Networks, 15)The Insurance Media, 16)Bay Area Cash Advantage, 17)Bay Area Insurance Resource, 18)Health Quote Direct, 19)Potrero Media Corporation, 20)Insurance Rate Place, 21)Cobra Health Alternatives, 22)Cobra Info, 23)Cheap-Auto-Coverage.com, 24)Cheap Auto Coverage, 433 Airport Blvd., Suite 550, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Trouve Media, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/12. /s/ Terry Fung / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248810 The following person is doing business as: EC Does It, 401 S. Norfolk St. #106, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Estela M. Conanan, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Estela M. Conanan / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248820 The following person is doing business as: Voicesconnect, 2405 Read Ave., BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Deborah B. Kutch, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Deborah B. Kutch / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248917 The following person is doing business as: 1) DubleTree San Francisco Airport, 2) 37 North, 835 Airport Blvd., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Today’s III, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Mike Mckee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/15/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248980 The following person is doing business as: CK Consulting, 121 Belvedere Ave., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Cole Kitaura, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/01/2012 /s/ Cole Kitaura / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/21/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12, 03/15/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248796 The following person is doing business as: NatCap Management, 555 Laurel Ave #329, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kathy Lau, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Kathy Lau / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12, 03/15/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248642 The following person is doing business as: Alex Haynes & Company, 1042 Grand ave., SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Alex Samuel Haynes, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A /s/ Alex Samuel Haynes / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/30/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12, 03/15/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248988 The following person is doing business as: Vision One Optometry Eye Care, INC, 258 Redwood Shores Pkw., Redwood City, CA 94065 is hereby registered by the following owner: Vision One Optometry Eye Care, INC, CA. The business is conducted by an Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Radbert Chin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/22/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12, 03/15/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248528 The following person is doing business as: Branch Out Floral and Event Design, 200 Valley Dr #45, BRISBANE, CA 94005 is hereby registered by the following owner: Leighsa Montrose, Po Box 77285, San Francisco, CA 94107. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 10/15/1993 /s/ Leighsa Montrose / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/23/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12, 03/15/12).
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: Feb. 15, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: Pizza Alliance 2, LLC The The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1108 Burlingame Ave BURLINGAME, CA 94010 Type of license applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal February 23, 2012
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 BAY MEADOWS (650)345-1111 bag $30.each,
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
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
SAN MATEO SUPERIOR COURT’S court reporter availability policy has been updated, please see the policy posted in the clerk's offices or www.sanmateocourt.org/gen eral_info/attorneys_and_litigants.php for more details.
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.
2 DINETTE Chairs (650)692-3260 both for $29
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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.
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
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
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
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REDMON WICKER baby bassinet $25 OBO Crib Mattress $10 650 678-4398
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer. Excellent condition. Software & accessories included. $30. 650-574-3865
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
BILINGUAL POWER lap top 6 actividaes $18 650 349-6059 RADIO-CONTROL SAILBOAT: Robbie model. Power: Futaba’s ATTAK, 75.750 mghz.Excellent condition, ready to use. Needs batteries. $60.00 650-341- 3288
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
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
INSTEP HALF bike for child, mounts onto adult bike. $15. Like new. SOLD!
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My Head" See: http://tinyurl.com/4y38xld 650-204-0587 $75 2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1 clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902 200 1940 Baseball Cards $100 or B/O (650)481-5296 ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
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PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated. $100. (650) 867-2720 SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack with turntable $60. (650)592-7483 SUSHI SET - Blue & white includes 4 of each: chopsticks, plates, chopstick holders, still in box, $9., (650)755-8238
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ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER Smith Corona $60. (650)878-9542
310 Misc. For Sale
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
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 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 LIMITED QUANTITY VHS porno tapes, $8. each, (650)871-7200 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
311 Musical Instruments
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. private owner, (650)349-1172 PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110. (650)376-3762
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
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 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
312 Pets & Animals
SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors with divider $50.00 (650) 743-9534.
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
315 Wanted to Buy GO GREEN! We Buy GOLD You Get The $ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers Est. 1957 400 Broadway - Millbrae
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
"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!
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
309 Office Equipment
OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111
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ACROSS 1 Payment option 5 The Arthur Ashe Award for Courage is one 9 Detergent target 13 Peek-__ 14 One-named singer of “Rolling in the Deep” 15 Creepy lake? 16 Joint Chevrolet/Kia vacation package? 19 Burns rubber 20 Sources of inspiration 21 Spy novelist Deighton 22 Pres. before RWR 23 Joint GMC/Hyundai vacation package? 32 Sheepshank, e.g. 33 Cleveland’s Quicken Loans __ 34 Blend 35 Elihu for whom an Ivy is named 36 Took the wheel 37 Colada fruit 38 Sidewall letters 39 Glistened 40 Feature of American paneling, but not British? 41 Joint Ford/Chrysler vacation package? 45 Chap 46 ICU workers 47 Two-time loser to Ike 50 Sought at auction 56 Joint Dodge/Toyota vacation package? 58 Clock radio letters 59 Colleague of Thomas 60 Pale-green moth 61 Homer’s tavern 62 Legendary Brazilian footballer 63 Celtic land DOWN 1 Cleveland cagers 2 Contribute to, as a crime 3 Sound measure 4 Portable cooker 5 Site of an early exile 6 Space exploration org. 7 It’s hatched 8 Ja or da, stateside 9 Take off, as a discount 10 Malleable metal 11 Thieves’ group 12 Earl Grey et al. 14 Rice-__ 17 App downloader 18 Colleague of Clarence 22 Dick’s partner 23 Internet telephony provider 24 Jawbone of __: Samson’s weapon 25 Type of acid found in veggies 26 Mystic’s medium 27 Home to Maine’s Black Bears 28 Lowest card in klaberjass 29 Essential acid 30 Of a higher quality 31 Praise 36 Played, but not in the field, briefly 37 Ice cream truck offering 39 1992 Summer Olympics country 42 Roosters, at times 43 Lyre-playing Muse 44 Ladies’ court gp. 47 Stuck, after “in” 48 Major-__ 49 Rapper __ Fiasco 50 Pulitzer-winning WWII journalist 51 $150 Monopoly prop. 52 Carry 53 Gloomy 54 Present opening? 55 Asian flatbread 57 “The Purloined Letter” monogram
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 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
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 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.
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
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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
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,
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 HOHNER CUE stick guitar HW 300 G Handcrafted $75 650 771-8513
FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking daisies, green & white, SOLD! GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 TENT $30.00 (650)591-4710
317 Building Materials
WHITE STORM/SCREEN door. Size is 35 1/4" x 79 1/4". Asking $75.00. Call (650)341-1861
318 Sports Equipment
"EVERLAST FOR HER" Machine to help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037
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13 ASSORTED GOLF CLUBS- Good Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059.
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318 Sports Equipment
BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard $35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message. BOYS BOXING gloves $8. 341-8342
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322 Garage Sales 345 Medical Equipment
SIEMEN GERMAN made Hearing aid, Never used $99., Bobby (415) 239-5651
620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
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BANK OWNED HOMES
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THE THRIFT SHOP
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
379 Open Houses
Lacewell Realty 670 Auto Service HILLSDALE CAR CARE
“WE FIX CARS” Quailty Work-Value Price Ready to help
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” dimeter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347
OPEN HOUSE LISTINGS
List your Open House in the Daily Journal. Reach over 82,500 potential home buyers & renters a day, from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Call (650)344-5200
670 Auto Parts
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
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.
GARAGE SALES ESTATE SALES
Make money, make room!
call (650) 345-0101 254 E. Hillsdale Blvd. San Mateo
Corner of Saratoga Ave.
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 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
List your upcoming garage sale, moving sale, estate sale, yard sale, rummage sale, clearance sale, or whatever sale you have... in the Daily Journal. Reach over 82,500 readers from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Call (650)344-5200
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.
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!
MB GARAGE, INC.
Repair • Restore • Sales
2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo
MERCEDES BENZ REPAIR Diagnosis, Repair, Maintenance. All MBZ Models Elliott Dan Mercedes Master Certified technician 555 O'Neil Avenue, Belmont 650-593-1300
TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621
672 Auto Stereos
MONNEY CAR AUDIO
We Sell, Install and Repair All Brands of Car Stereos
iPod & iPhone Wired to Any Car for Music Quieter Car Ride Sound Proof Your Car 31 Years Experience
440 Apartments 325 Estate Sales
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
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
ESTATE SALE MILLBRAE
990 Magnolia Ave. Apt. 4 Saturday Only Feb. 25 9 am - 3 pm
Furniture, Clothing, Collectibles & Dolls, Costume Jewelry, Books, Antique Ceader Chest.
322 Garage Sales
& Paint Expert Body and Paint Personalized Service
411 Woodside Road, Redwood City 650-280-3119
Sunday February 26th at 10am 1691 Santa Lucia Ave, San Bruno
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
2 FURNISHED BEDROOM - all utilities included. From $850 to $1100, Daly City, (650) 245-4988 HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660
2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991
SAN CARLOS AUTO SERVICE & TUNE UP
A Full Service Auto Repair Facility
680 Autos Wanted Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
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Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
IVORY WOOL blend rect. 3x5 Blue Willow pattern $50 firm, (650)342-6345
$49 daily + tax $294-$322 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom Microwave and Refrigerator 950 El Camino Real San Carlos
NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008
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!
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.
335 Garden Equipment
Mention Daily Journal
443 Wisnom Ave. (x street Poplar) SUNDAY FEB. 26 10am-3pm
Baby clothes (up to 24mo), mens & womens clothes, lamps, small kitchen appliances, a 21in TV/DVD/VCR combo, CD/clock/radio, boardgames,books, baby toys & gear, kitchen & serving ware, bags & travel gear, and MORE!
(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
69 GTO weld wheels, frozen engine & transmission. $100 SOLD! 76 PORSCHE sportmatic NO engine with transmission $100 650 481-5296
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.
SUTTON AUTO SALES Cash for Cars
Call 650-595-DEAL (3325) Or Stop By Our Lot 1659 El Camino Real San Carols
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
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-T-50 - 7.2 MP digital camera (black) with case, $175., (650)208-5598
RV. ‘73 GMC Van, Runs good, $2,850. Will finance, small downpayment. Call for appointments. (650)364-1374
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Health & Medical
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1720 El Camino Real #225 Burlingame 94010
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HAPPY FEET MASSAGE
2608 S. El Camino Real & 25th Ave., San Mateo
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Facials, Waxing, Fitness Body Fat Reduction Pure Organic Facial $48. 1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae (650)697-6868
520 So. El Camino Real #650 San Mateo, CA 94402
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(650)692-4281 SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE
Se habla Español
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1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit Foster City
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Wachter Investments, Inc. Real Estate Broker #746683 Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System ID #348268 CA Dept. of Real Estate
1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza
“I am not an attorney. I can only provide self help services at your specific direction”
GOT BEER? We Do!
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DR. SAMIR NANJAPA DDS
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Steelhead Brewing Co. 333 California Dr. Burlingame (650)344-6050
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Dr. Richard Woo, DPM 400 S. El Camino Real San Mateo
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Assisted Living. Memory. Residential Homes. Dedicated to helping seniors and families find the right supportive home.
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AARP AUTO INSURANCE
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New Customers Only For First 20 Visits Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm 633 Veterans Blvd., #C Redwood City
General Dentistry for Adults & Children
DR. ANNA P. LIVIZ, DDS 324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401
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1699 Old Bayshore Blvd. Burlingame
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BACK, LEG PAIN OR NUMBNESS?
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C. 650-231-4754 177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo BayAreaBackPain.com
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www.barrettinsuranceservices.net Eric L. Barrett, CLU, RHU, REBC, CLTC, LUTCF President Barrett Insurance Services (650)513-5690 CA. Insurance License #0737226
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680 E. 3rd Ave & Delaware
CRYSTAL WAVE SPA
Body & Foot Massage Facial Treatment
GOUGH INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
1205 Capuchino Ave. Burlingame
Grand Opening! $10. Off 1-Hour Session!
LASTING IMPRESSIONS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY
CA insurance lic. 0561021
1482 Laurel St. San Carlos
(Behind Trader Joe’s) Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm
Cypress Lawn 1370 El Camino Real Colma (650)755-0580 www.cypresslawn.com
STERLING COURT ACTIVE INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING
Paying too much for COBRA? No coverage? .... Not good! I can help.
John Bowman (650)525-9180
CA Lic #0E08395
951 Old County Road Suite 1 Belmont 650-654-2829
Tours 10AM-4PM 2 BR,1BR & Studio Luxury Rental 650-344-8200
850 N. El Camino Real San Mateo
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Expert Fine Watch & Jewelry Repair
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Not afﬁliated with any watch company. Only Authentic ROLEX Factory Parts Are Used
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