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Friday Feb. 24, 2012 Vol XII, Edition 164

Funding quirk shields community colleges from cuts

District will retain more local tax revenue,others forced to take loans
By Heather Murtagh

A change in funding to San Mateo Countys community college district shields it from end-of-theyear state cuts but creates a shortterm cash ow problem for other local districts. School funding in California is

particularly complicated. Districts are funded one of two ways: through student attendance, known as revenue limit, or property tax rates, known as basic aid. Recently, the San Mateo County Community College District became basic aid. As a result, local property tax funds previously split by local revenue limit districts will

go to the college district. Local districts paid by attendance are still owed the same amount. Money to pay those districts will now come from the state rather than local property taxes, however. Californias ongoing budget drama has included constant payment deferrals to school districts. Now bridge loans will be used to cover

the cash-ow issues. Districts can change from one funding classication to the other quite easily although have no power over it. Each year, the state decides a per student funding minimum. If a districts local property tax revenue generates that amount or more, the district becomes basic aid. In recent years, as state educa-

tion funding has been continually cut, the per pupil funding dropped which results in more districts becoming basic aid. Those districts are often not as negatively impacted by state cuts since the funding comes from local sources. The San Mateo County Community College District sees an

See COLLEGE, Page 23

GOP rally set for this weekend

Republicans to reach out to new voters at Burlingame convention
By Juliet Wiliams

Above:From left,Smuin Ballet dancers Terez Dean and Christian Squires in Dear Miss Cline by Amy Seiwert as a part of Smuin Ballets winter program.Below:The Smuin Ballet Company in Michael Smuins Stabat Mater.

Athletic grace
Smuin remains on track,expands repertoire
By Keith Kreitman

SACRAMENTO California Republicans are bracing for what could be a brutal election year, but theyre also looking to the future. With the partys voter registration continuing to fall, Republicans face redrawn electoral districts this year that are likely to further weaken their status in the state Legislature and could lead to less clout in Congress. Even so, the party is aiming to put

on a positive face at its spring convention this weekend in Burlingame, where communicating its principles and reaching out to new Newt Gingrich voters will be the official focus. Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is scheduled

See GOP, Page 23

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Smuin Ballet is how little it has changed in quality and style since the untimely death of its founder Michael Smuin in 2007. Most performance companies ounder and fade away after such losses but his previous longtime prima dancer and co-director, Celia Fushille, has taken the reins, kept it on track and expanded its repertoire.

Simitians bill to expand discarded drug program

By Bill Silverfarb

See SMUIN, Page 23

With more Californians living without health insurance and needed prescription medications, state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will introduce legislation today that will expand a statewide discarded drug program rst approved in 2005. Every year, an estimated $9 bil-

Joe Simitian

lion in unused medicine and medical supplies are wasted in the United States, according to Simitians ofce, and about a third of the uninsured in California do

See SIMITIAN, Page 31

Friday Feb. 24, 2012



Thought for the Day

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
Francois Rabelais,16th century French writer and physician

This Day in History


The SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry Jewish refugees from Romania to Palestine during World War II, was torpedoed and sunk by a Soviet submarine after being towed and abandoned in the Black Sea by Turkish authorities; all but one of the 769 refugees on board perished.

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull, or edict, outlining his calendar reforms. (The Gregorian Calendar is the calendar in general use today.) In 1711, the opera Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel premiered in London. In 1803, in its Marbury v. Madison decision, the Supreme Court established judicial review of the constitutionality of statutes. In 1821, Mexican rebels proclaimed the Plan de Iguala, their declaration of independence from Spain. In 1868, the House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate. In 1912, the American Jewish womens organization Hadassah was founded in New York City. In 1918, Estonia issued its Declaration of Independence. In 1920, the German Workers Party, which later became the Nazi Party, met in Munich to adopt its platform. In 1946, Argentinian men went to the polls to elect Juan D. Peron their president. In 1961, the Federal Communications Commission authorized the nations rst full-scale trial of pay television in Hartford, Conn. In 1981, Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britains Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. In 1992, Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain married Hole lead vocalist Courtney Love in Hawaii.


Palle-Jooseppi,a male brown bear at Ranua Zoo,wakes up after winter hibernation in Ranua,Finland.

In other news ...

Unpaid bill from years ago leads to hospice gift
MURRAY, Ky. A Chicago businessman who insisted on paying an unpaid bill dating back some 25 years has instead donated the money to a Kentucky hospital. Zee Enix once ran a home furnishings business in Murray, Ky. He says the man called him and said he wanted to pay a $600 bill he had found. The Paducah Sun reports that Enix told the man who did not want to be identied that he didnt owe anything. But the businessman persisted. So Enix agreed that the man could instead make a charity donation to the Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare, which is working to build a hospice. Keith Travis oversees endowments for the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He says that the gift stands out as unusual. Travis says $1 million has been raised so far for the hospice. Summers, wearing a tie and carrying a briefcase, claimed he was sent by Dennys corporate ofce Tuesday to be the new manager at the restaurant in Madison. The current manager told him he must have the wrong restaurant. Summers told her she apparently had not received the memo about the change in leadership. Authorities say the manager called her supervisors while Summers helped himself to a meal. WISC-TV says police were summoned and took Summers into custody. Ofcers say they found a stun gun on his belt. Summers is charged with disorderly conduct, drug possession and possessing an electric weapon.

Miami Beach police check Brown phone theft claim

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Police are investigating a womans claim that singer Chris Brown stole her iPhone outside a South Beach nightclub when she tried to take a picture of him. A police incident report released Thursday says Christal Shanae Spann, 24, and her friends spotted Brown and rapper Tyga leaving the Cameo club early Sunday. Spann told police she saw Brown get into a black Bentley, and she used her phone to take a picture of him sitting in the car. According to the report, Spann claims Brown grabbed her phone and said you aint going to put that on no website, and drove off. Authorities said no charges have been filed. The report listed the potential crime as robbery by sudden snatching, which is a felony. My prosecutors are currently speaking with the witnesses and reviewing all of the materials supplied by Miami Beach police, said Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade Countys chief prosecutor. Only after these reviews have been completed would any type of action be considered or taken. Browns attorney and a spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


Precinct decides alcohol sales with coin flip

OWENSBORO, Ky One area in Kentucky still wont be able to buy alcohol a decision made by the ip of a coin. A vote held Wednesday on whether to allow alcohol sales in the Graham Precinct in Daviess County ended with a 21-21 tie. So ofcials ipped a half-dollar coin to decide the issue, and the Messenger-Inquirer newspaper reports it came up tails. David Osborne, the county clerk, said the elections outcome was unprecedented in an issue vote. The county has 65 precincts where alcohol sales are legal and 17 where they are not.

Actor Billy Zane is Sen.Joseph Musician George 46. Lieberman, Thorogood is 62. I-Conn.,is 70. Actor Abe Vigoda is 91. Actor Steven Hill is 90. Actor-singer Dominic Chianese is 81. Movie composer Michel Legrand is 80. Actor Barry Bostwick is 67. Actor Edward James Olmos is 65. Singer-writer-producer Rupert Holmes is 65. Actress Debra Jo Rupp is 61. Actress Helen Shaver is 61. News anchor Paula Zahn is 56. Country singer Sammy Kershaw is 54. Actor Mark Moses is 54. Singer Michelle Shocked is 50. Movie director Todd Field is 48. Actress Bonnie Somerville is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brandon Brown (Mista) is 29. Rock musician Matt McGinley (Gym Class Heroes) is 29. Actor Wilson Bethel is 28.

Man charged after cooking own meal at Dennys

MADISON, Wis. A man who claimed to be the new manager of a Dennys restaurant in Wisconsin then cooked himself a cheeseburger and fries is facing charges. Police say 52-year-old James

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tainable community and sustainable environmental policy because we have to begin to act as if we want future generations to be able to live on this Earth. Klein made his remarks at the annual state of the city, a chance to sum up Andy Klein where the city has been and where it is headed. Unlike some past years when mayors have had to tackle a ongoing budget deficits and struggles to right economic uncertainty through outsourcing services, Kleins message generally lauded the citys ongoing progress while cautioning against complacency. The city is finally out of a decade-long structural deficit and last year broke up its joint fire department with the city of Belmont in favor of a hybrid system with Redwood City in which they share management. The move was far from controversyfree but Klein last night told the audience gathered at the Hiller Aviation Museum it was worth the struggle and due in large part to the leadership of late mayor Omar Ahmad, former councilman Randy Royce and City Manager Jeff Maltbie. Before launching into a quick explanation of city finances and the history leading up to the outsourcing move, Klein asked the audience to help him thank the two of the three living. Klein also pointed to the future, saying it is time for both San Carlos residents and the city itself to help out with the place they call home. Klein announced an all-city volunteer day April 28 in which everybody can pitch in and spruce up parks, clean up infrastructure and any other projects at hand. Its time to give back. Theres no excuse not to, he said. Klein is in his first full term as mayor but has held the position since last May when Ahmad died unexpectedly of a heart attack. Last night, he followed on the new State of the City format established by Ahmad in 2011, holding the annual address at night with refreshments and giving businesses a chance to showcase themselves prior to the event.

Friday Feb. 24, 2012

Mayor suggests creating charter city

By Michelle Durand

Police reports
A window was smashed and a service revolver, uniform shirt and badge were taken from a vehicle on Bay Road in Redwood City before 9:31 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

San Carlos should consider becoming a charter city as protection from the long arm of the state which continues to raid local coffers and jeopardize the citys new-found escape from a decade of budget cuts, the mayor suggested during his annual State of the City address. Doing so will go a long way to keep Sacramento out of our pockets, said Mayor Andy Klein. Its time to send them a message and the message is to leave us alone. In a charter city, the government is defined by a charter document rather than state law which can limit the degree of control the state has over it. Klein compared the states elimination of redevelopment agencies to the mobsters in the movie Goodfellas who burned down a restaurant for the insurance money when the owner could no longer pay a weekly cut. The charter suggestion was part of a three prong approach suggested by Klein as a way to build a sustainable budget alongside economic development and reaching out to other communities to consolidate services. He also said the city needs to create a sus-

Theft. A theft occurred on the 900 block of Howard Avenue before 5:43 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Vandalism. Vandalism occurred on the 1900 block of Trousdale Drive before 4:29 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Vandalism. The passenger window of a vehicle was smashed on the 2600 block of Martinez Drive before 7:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Bike theft. A bicycle was taken on the 1000 block of Oak Grove Avenue before 7:24 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Theft. A lawn mower was taken on the 1000 block of Toyon Drive before 7:06 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Vandalism. The side mirror of a vehicle was broken on the 1000 block of Balboa Avenue before 2:01 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Burglary. A bag containing a cellphone, money and bank-related paperwork was taken from a vehicle on the 1700 block of Rollins Road before 8:42 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

Michelle Durand can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

S.F. supervisors set to vote on Americas Cup deal

San Francisco supervisors are set to vote on the citys deal to the host the Americas Cup. A Board of Supervisors committee voted 2-1 on Wednesday to advance the agreement to the full board. A full board vote is expected on Tuesday. Race organizers are coming up against deadlines to get waterfront facilities ready before July 2013, when qualifying matches are set to begin. But some supervisors continue to express concerns that the deal between the city and

Around the Bay

organizers does not protect San Francisco from financial losses. It provides for long-term leases and development rights on port-owned property in return for at least $55 million in infrastructure work.

Oakland layoffs down to 21 city workers

Oakland officials say off far fewer employees have been laid off than originally anticipated by a city move to cut costs after the loss of redevelopment money. decades. Savings for schools will free up money to retain teachers and fund critical programs such as music and art, according to Hills ofce. The press conference will be 11:30 a.m., Friday at Burlingame High School, 1 Mangini Way, in Burlingame.

City officials said Wednesday that only 21 employees have lost their jobs, instead of the 80 people who were expected to be laid off. The city initially sent notices to nearly 1,500 full-time and more than 1,000 parttime or temporary employees after saying it did not have the money to pay their salaries when redevelopment funds were cut across California. City officials estimate they lost about $28 million in redevelopment funding, but say they were able to avoid additional layoffs through reorganization, reassignments and eliminating vacant positions. Police and fire staff were exempt from layoffs because of a clause in their contracts.

Burglary. A vehicle burglary occurred near the intersection of Spruce Avenue and El Camino Real before 4:04 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Narcotics. A man was cited for drug activity near the intersection of Newbridge Street and Hollyburne Avenue before 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Burglary. A vehicle burglary occurred on the 2900 block of Sand Hill Road before 11:13 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Robbery. A robbery occurred on the 400 block of Laurel Avenue before 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, joined by representatives from San Mateo Union High School District, students and solar ofcials will hold a news conference Friday to announce the introduction of legislation that will allow schools and other public facilities to install larger solar energy systems to lower utility costs. The estimated savings could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars during the next three

The San Carlos City Council will hold a study session on high-speed rail, Caltrain/high-speed rail blended operations and Caltrain electrication. The Council meets 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at City Hall, Arguello Gallery, First Floor, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.

Friday Feb. 24, 2012

Local school districts financially sound
One in three California school districts are in nancial jeopardy but none are in San Mateo County. The states First Interim Status Report for scal year 2011-12 indicates that 127 districts are either in negative or qualied nancial status, totaling 17 more than at this point last year. Locally, no San Mateo County districts made that list. Combined, nearly 2 million students attend school in a district with serious nancial challenges. The financial emergency facing our schools remains both wide and deep, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson said in a prepared statement. The deep cuts made to school funding and looming uncertainties about the future are driving school districts to the brink of insolvency. Plain and simple, our schools need new revenues to get back on solid nancial ground. The California Department of Education semiannually receives interim status reports on the nancial status of the states 1,037 local educational agencies, comprised of school districts, county ofces of education, and joint powers agencies. The certications are classied as positive, qualied or negative. The new report shows seven districts in negative certication and 120 as qualied. A negative certication the most serious of the classications is assigned when a district will be unable to meet its nancial obligations for the remainder of the current year or for the subsequent scal year. A qualied certication is assigned when the district may not meet its nancial obligations for the current or two subsequent scal years. A positive certication is assigned when the district will meet its nancial obligations for the current and two subsequent scal years. These certications predate the governors


Court says state can make inmates submit their DNA

By Paul Elias

Local Briefs
budget proposal in January. Because these Interim Status Reports are snapshots in time, the nancial status may have changed since these certications were collected.

Parolee accused of breaking into lockers at self-storage facility

A Foster City parolee has been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing several units at a self-storage facility in Redwood City, police said. Police were informed at about 10:50 p.m. Saturday that four lockers had been burglarized at Public Storage, located at 1841 E. Bayshore Road. Investigators identied 32-year-old Michael Schoening as a suspect. Schoening, who police said has served two years in prison for residential and commercial burglary, rented a storage unit at the facility, according to investigators. Parole officers conducted a search of Schoenings unit and found property stolen from the burglarized lockers and a small amount of methamphetamine, according to police. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of methamphetamine and violating parole. Schoening pleaded not guilty to all of the charges on Tuesday, according to the district attorneys ofce. He remains in custody on $50,000 bail and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on March 5.

SAN FRANCISCO A divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday that California law enforcement ofcials can keep collecting DNA samples from people arrested for felonies. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said law enforcements interest in solving cold cases, identifying crime suspects and even exonerating the wrongly accused outweigh any privacy concerns raised by the forced DNA collections. The 2-1 ruling came in response to a lawsuit led by four Californians who were arrested on felony charges but never convicted. The arrestees sought a court order barring collection of DNA from people who are arrested but not convicted, arguing the process is an unconstitutional search and seizure since some suspects will later be exonerated. The DNA samples are obtained with a swab of the cheek and stored in the states DNA database, which contains 1.9 million proles. Arrestees who are never charged with a felony can apply to have their samples expunged from the database. The state Department of Justice said it has had roughly 20,000 hits connecting suspects with previous crimes since it began collecting the DNA proles. Judge Mylan Smith Jr., writing for the twojudge majority, said the useful law enforcement tool wasnt any more intrusive than ngerprinting.

The Lady Washington the ofcial ship of the state of Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain will be open for public tours beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. The ships will remain at the port until March 7, port ofcials said. The two replicas of 18th century tall ships will be hosting three-hour battle sails and adventure sails for visitors seeking to experience what it was like to sail, live and ght at sea hundreds of years ago. Tickets cost $3 for dockside walk-on tours and between $35 and $60 per person for the sailing packages. Tickets are available online at or by calling (800) 200-5239.

Two-alarm fire damages home in La Honda

A two-alarm re damaged a home in the hills of San Mateo County on Wednesday evening, re ofcials said. Crews responded to a report of re at a twostory house on Hildebrand Road, near Highway 84 in La Honda, at about 6:25 p.m., according to Cal Fire. The rst reghters at the scene found the re burning on the second oor of the home and in an attic area. Fire crews were met with challenges including low-hanging branches and unpaved roads, which made it difcult to reach the remote location, Cal Fire ofcials said. No one was injured, and the re was contained in about 15 minutes. Crews remained at the scene for more than six hours. Fireghters from Cal Fire, the La Honda Fire Brigade, Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, Coastside Fire Protection District and Woodside Fire Protection District responded to the blaze. The cause remains under investigation.

Tall ships dock at Port of Redwood City

Two historic tall ships docked at the Port of Redwood City yesterday afternoon for a twoweek stay.


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South City man imprisoned for murder pleads no contest in jail assault Mary Jane Filiatraultage 88, died in Belmont Jan. 5, 2012 Mary Jane Filiatrault,
By Michelle Durand

Convicted killer gets years tacked on to sentence

ry of violence in correctional facilities, he said. A jury convicted Nabong in February 2011 in the murder case. The next month, Nabong and six other documentJimmy Nabong ed Norteo gangmembers were accused of attacking a fellow inmate connected to the Sureo gang as he returned to his cell from a family visit. The group reportedly rushed from a substance abuse meeting in a multi-purpose room to assault the victim, breaking free from correctional ofcers to continue kicking and punching at him. One of Nabongs co-defendants, Andrew Jarome Marquez, allegedly threw one deputy to the ground and punched him in the back of the head before the situation was brought under control. Another reportedly told the ofcers that district attorneys never prosecute jail ghts and Nabong laughed it off, saying it doesnt matter because hes doing life for mur-

surrounded by her husband and nieces from Minnesota. A round-the-world traveler, she had visited more than 160 countries and was a member of the Century Club of Adventurers. Known for her quick wit and love of life, Mary was married to Alfred Filiatrault for more than 36 years. Many years after his death, she married Richard DuBois of San Mateo. Mary was proudly among the first women welders in World War II. She lived many years in New York City where she was a legal secretary and took advantage of the constant activities such as the theater and symphony. Upon moving to McLean, Va., Mary became involved in many activities including volunteering with the Womens Republican Party and working at the White House for Ronald Reagan. She also participated in the American Legion and the Newcomers Club in McLean. She was an ardent giver to charity. Current plans are for Mary to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery where her rst husband currently rests. Arrangements by Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel.

A South San Francisco teen already sentenced to a life term on a drug-related robbery and murder received another three years yesterday for a jail house assault committed allegedly with other gangmembers shortly after the jury returned its guilty verdict. Jimmy Nabong, 20, pleaded no contest to felony assault and misdemeanor gang activity after having already been sentenced to 50 years to life last June for shooting Shivnesh Reddy, a 21-year-old mechanic, in the heart during a drug robbery. Nabong must rst serve the three years before beginning the longer term, said prosecutor Josh Stauffer. Although the assault sentence may pale compared to the murder, Stauffer said it is important to prosecute such cases. It sends a message that we dont want individuals to think they have free reign to attack others in the jail, Stauffer said. The conviction will also alert state prison ofcials that Nabong has a histo-

der anyway, Stauffer said. In June, Daniel Rios Macias also pleaded no contest to obstruction of a peace ofcer and participation in a street gang and was sentenced to 16 months prison. Marquez and Michael Elijah Rodriguez have pleaded not guilty and are set for trial April 16. Charges against other suspects in the assault were dismissed at the preliminary hearing. The jail house assault was mentioned during Nabongs sentencing in Reddys death, with the prosecution in the murder case saying it cemented him as the poster boy for life in prison without parole. Still, Judge Craig Parson imposed the sentence pretty reluctantly, noting that Nabong was 17 at the time he killed Reddy on Oct. 29, 2008. Nabongs accomplice in the case, Neil Prakash Chand, testied for the prosecution and received 25 years to life for his role in setting up Reddy to be robbed of $3,000 worth of marijuana. Nabong has been in custody without bail at the jail awaiting sentencing on the assault case. He can now be transported to the state Department of Corrections.

Gloria Augusta Smith

Gloria Augusta Smith, late of Millbrae and San Mateo County resident for 52 years, died Feb. 21, 2012. Wife of the late Robert R. Smith for 54 years, mother of Heidi M. Poole and Kevin A. Smith (his wife Sheri Quast Smith). Also survived by her four granddaughters. A native of San Francisco, aged 89 years. Private graveside service will take place at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. As a public service, the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 250 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the familys choosing. To submit obituaries, email information along with a jpeg photo to Free obituaries are edited for style, clarity, length and grammar. If you would like to have an obituary printed more than once, longer than 250 words or without editing, please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at

San Carlos ready to ban polystyrene

By Michelle Durand

After months of consideration and weeks of rening, San Carlos city ofcials are ready to formally introduce a ban on the use of polystyrene food containers. If the City Council pulls the trigger at its Monday night meeting, the proposed ordinance will become effective July 1. This window provides the typical 30-day stretch given any ordinance to take effect plus an extra 90-day transition period for affected businesses to use up their existing stock, nd replacement goods and get up to speed. Such a ban is aimed at minimizing environmental impacts of disposable food ware and also limit trash and litter in the citys streams, creeks, streets and storm drains.

The proposed ordinance mirrors a county ban already in place. Using that template freed the city from the time and expense of crafting its own ordinance, helps keep the county from becoming a patchwork of differing rules and put responsibility for outreach, education and initial enforcement into the hands of the countys environmental health department. A prohibition on polystyrene, better known by the trademark Styrofoam, was identied as a prime objective by the City Council at its strategic retreat last August. Since that point, the city has heard several reports on potential bans and the countys efforts as the council determined rst if it really wanted an ordinance and, if so, whether to go it alone. The councilmembers also wanted input from the business community before making a decision.

A survey mailed out to San Carlos restaurants found that 18 of the 23 favored a ban and six of the nine now using polystyrene also backed the idea. Four of those nine thought they needed 30 to 60 days to transition to new containers while four others wanted at least 90 days if not more. Similar to the proposed ban on polystyrene, the city of San Carlos is also looking at an ordinance outlawing plastic bags. At its last meeting, the City Council agreed to move forward by working with the county on its yet-to-be launched ban rather than crafting a cityspecic ordinance. The council said it also rst wants more information on the possibility of charging for paper bags. The City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.

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Friday Feb. 24, 2012

Democrats seeking state-run pensions for private workers

By Judy Lin

SACRAMENTO Two leading California Democrats introduced legislation Thursday that attempts to provide retirement savings for private-sector workers of modest means, creating a government-run program for privatesector workers whose employers do not offer pensions or 401(k) plans. They said it could help an estimated 6.7 million California workers. Sen. Kevin de Leon and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced SB1234, which would require employers with ve or more workers to enroll them into what they have termed a personal pension program to be run by a state board. Their idea is to get small-business employees and hospitality workers who dont make much money to save more for their retirement. We must take action on the impending retirement tsunami, de Leon, of Los Angeles, said during a news conference in front of the state Treasurers Ofce. We cannot afford the rampant poverty and devastation that awaits us if we continue on our present course. The lawmakers said they believed their program would be the rst in which a state government established a retirement program for workers in the private sector. As a program with little or no precedent, several issues remain unsettled, such as whether California

Helipcopter crash was one of deadliest for Marines in years

By Julie Watson

SAN DIEGO A collision that killed seven Marines in one of the Marine Corps deadliest aviation training accidents in years occurred over a sprawling desert range favored by the U.S. military because its craggy mountains and hot, dusty conditions are similar to Afghanistans harsh environment. Officials were scrambling Thursday to determine what caused the AH-1W Cobra and UH-1 Huey to crash during a routine exercise Wednesday night when skies were clear and the weather was mild. There were no survivors in the accident near the Chocolate Mountains along the CaliforniaArizona border.

taxpayers would ever be on the hook if future investment returns failed to meet projections. In Michigan, the states Municipal Employees Retirement System began offering retirement services to Indian gaming tribes in 2009 to manage benets for tribal government employees. According to a draft, SB1234 would establish the Golden State Retirement Savings Trust, which would be administered by a sixmember board, including the state treasurer, controller, director of nance and an appointment each by the governor, Senate and Assembly. Private-sector workers would automatically have 3 percent of their earnings set aside in the trust, unless they opted out. Unlike in an individual IRA or 401(k) account, their benets dened as their conREUTERS tributions plus earnings would be guaranteed when they retire. The draft language does A woman walks into a post ofce which is due to close in Los Angeles. not specify how the earnings would be guaranteed. The board would then contract with a fund administrator, such as the California State Public Employees Retirement System, the states main pension fund. Republican lawmakers warned that taxpayers or employers could wind up on the hook to cover any shortfalls if the government starts guaranteeing benefits to private-sector employees. Under proposed legislation, an By Hope Yen forward with consolidations involving virtualemployer who fails to enroll in the program or THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ly all of the 252 facilities on the list, as well as offer their own pension plan would be ned up to 12 new locations, beginning in mid-May. $1,000 per employee after a 90-day grace Of the 264 facilities, roughly 41 wont be WASHINGTON With no nancial relief period. in sight, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing closed or consolidated right away as the post ahead with planned cuts to more than 260 mail ofce conducts additional reviews. The consolidations are expected to result in processing centers around the nation, part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting effort that will slow a loss of roughly 35,000 jobs, which the post ofce hopes to achieve mainly through attridelivery of rst-class mail. In a statement Thursday, the cash-strapped tion. The agency described the move as a necagency said it had completed a review of clos- essary cost-saving measure because of declinIt was the fifth aviation accident since ings to mail processing centers it had pro- ing mail volume as people and businesses conMarch involving the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing posed last fall. Based on community input and tinue switching to the Internet in place of letheadquartered at Miramar Marine Corps Air other factors, the post ofce said, it will move ters and paper bills. Station in San Diego. Throughout the Navy advertisement and Marine Corps, there have only been two other aviation training accidents in the past ve years involving seven or more deaths, according to the militarys Naval Safety Center. Its an unfortunate consequence of the high tempo of operations, said retired Marine Col. J.F. Joseph, an aviation safety consultant. Theyre out there working on the edge trying to exploit the maximum capabilities of the aircraft and their tactics. Just by the virtue of that, in becoming combat ready, these unfortunately are not uncommon occurrences.

Post office: Expect big cuts starting in mid-May

Friday Feb. 24, 2012

By Kasie Hunt and Charles Babington


Romney pounces on Santorums Senate compromises

MILFORD, Mich. One day after a feisty debate, Mitt Romney criticized Republican rival Rick Santorum and courted tea party voters Thursday in a pair of primary states separated by nearly 2,000 miles. I appreciate the work youre doing. I appreciate your willingness to get out of your homes, he told an audience of tea party members in suburban Detroit, an appearance designed to let him reach out to a part of the electorate that tends to favor his campaign rivals over him. Romney drew applause when he attacked President Barack Obama as uninformed about the workings of the American economy and called him a man comfortable living with trillion-dollar decits. But he largely sidestepped when asked how he could be able to counter Obama in a debate in the fall campaign if the president brought up similarities between the health care law Romney signed as governor of Massachusetts and the health care overhaul passed by Congress that Republican contenders have vowed to repeal. That was an evident reference to a requirement for individuals to purchase coverage at the heart of both laws but Romneys answer omitted that topic. Instead, he said, The rst thing Id say to him is, You say you copied (the Massachusetts law), how come you didnt give me a call? Id have told you what worked what did not work. He added that the federal law was too expensive, raised taxes and cut $500 billion from Medicare over a decade. Romney threw a glancing blow at Santorum, recalling that the former Mitt Romney Pennsylvania senator had said in a debate in Mesa, Ariz., on Wednesday night that he had voted for President George W. Bushs No Child Left Behind education law even though he didnt like it. He said, You know, Rick Santorum youve got to take it for the team now and then. Well, my team is the people of the United States of America. That was Romneys message earlier in the day in Arizona, as he sought to upend Santorums image as a principled defender of conservative ideals Thursday by describing him as just another give-and-take politician. Michigan and Arizona both hold primaries on Feb. 28. Romney is heavily favored to win Arizona and claim all 29 delegates at stake, but Santorum is making an unexpectedly strong bid for an upset in the second contest, where 30 delegates are on the line.


Barack Obama speaks at a campaign fund raising event in Miami,Fla.

Obama: GOP philosophy is wrong about America

By Jim Kuhnhenn

CORAL GABLES, Fla. President Barack Obama on Thursday accused his Republican presidential rivals of peddling a philosophy that is wrong about America, seeking to rev up his supporters as he hauled in campaign cash in an important swing state. Obama, appearing in a state he carried in 2008 and one he may need to win again to hold the White House, cast Republicans as protectors of the wealthy, telling supporters at a fundraiser that the GOP hopefuls seeking his job would leave everyone else to fend for themselves. His comments came after he had assailed Republicans earlier in the day for offering what he described as flawed and dishonest plans to lower gasoline prices. Im here to tell them they are wrong about America, Obama said. Because in America we understand yes, were rugged individuals. Yes, we dont expect a handout. But we also understand we are greater together than we are on our own.

The president was headlining three campaign fundraisers Thursday in Florida, a traditional political battleground that could be key to his re-election hopes. But he had more than the November election on his mind. An avid basketball fan, the president also lamented missing Thursday nights highly anticipated NBA matchup in South Florida between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks including the Knicks emerging superstar, Jeremy Lin. Im resentful Im not going to the game tonight. Im mad about that, Obama joked. Its not right. Its not fair. Obama did manage to watch the rst half of the game on television aboard Air Force One. The plane a smaller 757 instead of his usual 747 landed in Orlando as the rst half ended with the Heat up 51-47. The Knicks have catapulted to national attention by stringing together a series of wins on the shoulders of Lin, a previously unknown Chinese American Harvard University grad who has captured imaginations among fan and non-fan alike and given rise to a new emotion, Linsanity.

Will higher gas prices cloud Obamas re-election hopes?

By Tom Raum

WASHINGTON Soaring gasoline prices are threatening to undercut President Barack Obamas re-election prospects and offering Republicans an easy target. With prices pushing $4 a gallon and threatening to go even higher, Obama sought Thursday to confront rising public anxiety and strike back at his GOP critics. Only in politics do people root for bad news, do they greet bad news so enthusiastically, Obama said of Republicans. You pay more; theyre licking their chops. Obama said dismissively that all the Republicans can talk about is more drilling a bumper sticker ... a strategy to get politicians through an election when the

nations energy challenges demand much more. In a speech in Miami, he promoted the expansion of domestic oil and gas exploration but also the development of new forms of energy. For all the political claims, economists say theres not much a president of either party can do about gasoline prices. Certainly not in the short term. But its clear that people are concerned a new Associated Press-GfK poll says seven in 10 nd the issue deeply important so its sure to be a political issue through the summer. Right now, were experiencing yet another painful reminder of why developing new energy is so critical to our future, the president said. At an average of $3.58 a gallon, prices are already up 25 cents since Jan. 1, and experts say they could reach a record $4.25 a gallon by Memorial Day.

Stepmom gives birth after arrest in girls death

MONTGOMERY, Ala. An Alabama woman was under guard at a hospital Thursday after giving birth hours after her arrest in the death of her 9-year-old stepdaughter, who authorities say was forced to run for three hours as punishment for lying about eating a candy bar. Jessica Mae Hardin, 27, was transferred from the Etowah County Detention Center to

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a hospital on Wednesday, sheriffs office spokeswoman Natalie Barton said. Etowah County District Attorney Jimmie Harp conrmed that Hardin had given birth hours after she was arrested. He said he didnt know whether the newborn was a boy or a girl. Hardin and her mother-in-law, 46-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard, were charged with murder on Wednesday in the death of Savannah Hardin.

March 3, 2012



Friday Feb. 24, 2012

Bullet train: No semantic antics,please

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absent from the pronouncements of the California High-Speed Rail Authority over the years. But when Brown and the rail authority unveil their makeover next month, we hope they will candidly and thoroughly address two key points. The rst has to do with long-term nancing. Right now theres about $13 billion in available state and federal funding, with no commitments for a single dollar from any source after that money is spent. The governor needs to be specic about how he plans to come up with funding so we dont just end up with the initial Central Valley segment and nothing else. The second is whether their new plan comports with Proposition 1A, the 2008 ballot measure that provided $9.95 billion in bond seed money for the project. It states the money must go toward construction of a high-speed rail system using trains capable of sustained ... operating speeds of at least

ov. Jerry Browns recent pronouncement that the $98 billion price tag for the states bedraggled high-speed rail project was far too high suggests that the next version of the bullet trains business plan now due in mid-March will include some profound changes. Some state lawmakers and rail insiders expect the new proposal to essentially give up on building new tracks in the metropolitan Bay Area and in Los Angeles and Orange counties in favor of a system that links the southern tip of the former region with the northern tip of the latter region, then relies on upgraded existing tracks to get folks where they want to go, albeit at much slower speeds. This would certainly bring down the cost immensely by wiping out the need to build the most costly bullet-train tracks, in suburbs where activists and their lawyers would demand underground train lines or other extremely expensive ameliorative measures. It also has a realistic quality that has been

200 miles per hour where conditions permit those speeds. Depressingly but predictably, there have already been whispered conversations in Sacramento about how this could be gamed with semantics. If you build a train thats capable of 200 mph but doesnt go that fast in many areas because conditions dont permit those speeds, well, youre following the law. But Proposition 1As language, oddly enough, seemed to anticipate this semantic gaming by setting a maximum express service travel times for each bullet train route, with the baseline of two hour and 42 minutes to go from San Francisco to Los Angeles Union Station. Is that possible without new rail lines in the Bay Area and the L.A. area? Perhaps. Yet some insiders predict that this too will be the target of semantic antics. Thats not right. If the governor and the rail authority cant meet the dictates of Proposition 1A, they shouldnt try to weasel their way out of honest compliance.

Lost boys
For the secret of mans being is not only to live, but to have something to live for. Dostievski. Didnt your heart break for the young man who saw his father and two brothers gunned down by a gangmember who thought they were members of a competing gang and whose criminal record should have seen him deported some time ago? And then you wonder what makes so many boys, as they grow up, turn to gangs and murder and mayhem? What would make a young hoodlum shoot at a car carrying a father and his three sons on a homicidal whim? Michael Gurian explains in his new book, The Purpose of Boys: Ultimately, the gang becomes the role modeling agency, creating its own special kind of defensive selfprotective family for boys tossed out by the larger society and culture; it also becomes the place in which the boys will die young. What makes a boy grow into a man who abuses his girlfriends and wife and sometimes, even children? Where does all that anger come from that makes some drive so aggressively that they cause fatal accidents and bully or even fatally injure fans of the opposing team at a baseball or football game? What makes a teen plot to blow up a school? These boys fall victim to an unfortunate synchronicity between the demons inhabiting their own internal world and the corrupting inuence of modern American culture. They lose their way in the pervasive experience of vicarious violence, crude sexuality, shallow materialism, mean-spirited competition and spiritual emptiness. James Garbarino, Ph.D., Lost Boys. Since the 70s, the plight of girls has been considered a critical issue because many were convinced that for far too long girls were getting short shrift in our culture. From the beliefs that many parents preferred sons, that boys got all of the attention in elementary school, to the dearth of young women graduating from college and obtaining inuential positions, especially in the sciences and business these issues seem to have improved considerably. But in the process, many boys have been left in the lurch not able or willing to nd their place in this new, more egalitarian culture (even many grown men still seem to be stunned by it all). More boys are dropping out of school, giving up on the pursuit of the American Dream and wallowing in escape mechanisms. But who is helping them work toward becoming better integrated into the new paradigm? No equivalent organization like NOW is championing the rights of guys. The point is, when we look around and see the results of this dysfunction, we realize how desperately boys are in need of special attention from our culture. We need to honor their innate masculine gifts instead of trying to assimilate boys into the realm of females. The fallacious feminist belief that boys and girls needs and potential are one and the same has since been proven seriously wrong. The pendulum had swung too far. The havoc and desecration caused by boys whose problems are ignored until they commit a serious crime will increase and our country will dissolve even more rapidly into a Third World type nation if these problems arent taken seriously. Some statistics from Gurians book are startling! For every 100 women ages 18 to 21 in correctional facilities there are 1,430 men behind bars. Ages 15 -17, 100 girls and 837 boys. For every hundred girls diagnosed with learning disability, there are 276 boys. With emotional disturbances, there are 324 boys to 100 girls. For every 100 women who earn a bachelors degree, 73 American men earn the same degree. Shouldnt it be considered a national emergency that so many boys are growing up to become gangmembers, school dropouts, murderers, rapists, jobless and generally alienated from society? Too many families are seriously dysfunctional and most schools overwhelmed and apparently uninterested in the problem since they seem to be focused exclusively on No Child Left Behind and college prep. One sad truth is, as Gurian wrote: Schoolboys, mismatched in school systems that are not set up for male energy, are being medicated for behavioral issues at alarming rates. Eighty-ve percent of the worlds Ritalin is used on boys in the United States. Furthermore, our legislators are so wound up in their fear of tax hikes, their personal goals and their disdain of government regulation that this problem that can seriously undermine the integrity of our culture obviously doesnt register. A nation that does not shelter its children, including protecting them from exploitation will pay dearly in the future. Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo), Growing Up Happy.
Since 1984, Dorothy Dimitre has written more than 500 columns for various local newspapers. Her email address is

Fast trains,lower cost

By James Kelly

ent Lauder wants to pull the plug on plans to link San Francisco and Los Angeles with high-speed trains (The desperate rail in the Feb. 20 edition of the Daily Journal). He says they are costly to get up and running, would go nowhere in the Central Valley, are a waste of public money and would be outdated from day one with higher tech on the way. By such reasoning, we might still be ying around in bi-planes with a dozen passengers and a goggled pilot peering from an open cockpit at a dirt landing eld. Why arent we? Because public transportation has evolved, although often dogged by critics of things like public subsidies (even now) to enlarge and spiff up airports. Or air and noise pollution from low-ying jets (still a worry). Some modes of transport, think ocean

liners, disappeared or ballooned into oating cities when global ights, once out of reach, became budgetable. Again, not without public cost. But hey, why complain after a fabulous week or so beside a South Seas lagoon? We pour billions into BART, even though its now a test of endurance ear-pounding noise and a bouncy ride from lack of upkeep and inadequately acousticized tunnels and cars. But hey, its good enough if commuters dont object. Only intercity and regional rail remains in a time warp, stuck with 20th-century equipment and train control if not behind a priority freight. But that has to change, and will, under the impetus of rising gas prices with no end in sight. Seventy bucks into the tank puts trains in a new light. Its a new world, Mr. Lauder. But riding its rails, at speed, need not be at fearful cost. You might be astonished at how much having trains that can beat

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driving by an hour or more at half the price can change peoples lives, for the better. Rail speeds like that are reachable, incrementally, in the short term, at reasonable cost. May we add your voice toward such a goal? A lot of people will thank you. Especially in the San Joaquin Valley, where so many kids and seniors suffer from asthma or worse from air fouled by trafc fumes. Trains fast enough to get cars off the road would give them a break.
James Kelly is a retired newspaper reporter and a longtime resident of San Bruno.

Letter to the editor

War on women?
Editor, Wow, talk about blowing something way out to left eld (War on womens rights letter by Jorg Aadahl in the Feb. 21 edition of the Daily Journal). What part of not wanting to give free birth control to women can elicit such a statement that a religious group or political party is at war with women. If you have not noticed, the national debt is almost 16 trillion smackers. Now those of you who like to spend other peoples money might think thats OK, but where do you draw the line on spending this coin? How about we give everyone a new car, a house, hair implants and if you act right now, we will even throw in this set of steak knifes. If you dont like a candidate or political party, how about you just dont vote for them? Let others make up their own mind.

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Friday Feb. 24, 2012



Stocks recover from early loss

By Christina Rerode

Dow 12,984.69 +46.02 10-Yr Bond 1.984 -0.021 Nasdaq 2,956.98 +23.81 Oil (per barrel) 108.599998 S&P 500 1,363.46 +5.80 Gold 1,781.60


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The burden showed in Thursdays earnings reports. Kohls, the department store chain, sank 6 percent after weak holiday sales caused it to miss Wall Street estimates for revenue and earnings. Grocery store chain Safeway Inc. plunged more than 7 percent after reporting a 6 percent drop in prot. Part of the problem is the rising cost of gas, which could hurt the economic recovery. The price of gas is rising as tensions mount over Irans nuclear program. A gallon of regular sells for $3.61 on average, the highest on record this time of year. The price of oil jumped again Thursday, to $107.83, a nine-month high and up $1.52 for the day. Besides Iran, analysts blamed the falling U.S. dollar. When the dollar falls in value, it takes more dollars for foreign buyers to pay for the same barrel of oil. The euro jumped to a two-month high against the dollar, $1.337, up almost a penny from Wednesday, after business condence surged in Germany. Dillards, another department store chain, and the discount chain Target also missed analysts estimates.

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Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Safeway Inc.,down $1.72 at $20.95 The grocery chain said that its fourth-quarter prot slipped 6 percent due to the higher costs for the products on its shelves. Kohls Corp.,down $3.08 at $49.11 The department store chain said that its scal fourth-quarter net income fell as sales suffered during the holiday selling season. Dillards Inc.,up $5.63 at $57.83 The department store operator said its fourthquarter prot rose 29 percent thanks to a tax credit and unchanged expenses. Principal Financial Group Inc., up 88 cents at $27.89 A Sterne Agee analyst upgraded the insurers stock to a Buyrating,saying the company has solid long-termgrowth potential. OfceMax Inc.,up 52 cents at $6.04 The ofce supplies retailers scal fourth-quarter prot fell 76 percent,but its adjusted earnings and revenue topped estimates. Nasdaq Vivus Inc.,up $8.18 at $18.73 A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers gave a strong endorsement to the drugmakers potential weight loss drug Qnexa. Sears Holdings Corp.,up $9.72 at $61.80 The operator of Sears and Kmart said it will spin off some stores and sell others as it seeks to regain protability. HSN Inc.,up 58 cents at $36.94 The company,which runs a television shopping channel and companion website, said that its fourth-quarter prot climbed 13 percent.

NEW YORK The Dow Jones industrial average made another run at 13,000 but couldnt quite get there. Stocks recovered from an early loss Thursday and pushed the Dow within four points of the milestone. Investors were encouraged by more good news on U.S. jobs, but gains were limited by poor results from retailers such as Safeway and Kohls. The Dow nished up 46.02 points at 12,984.69. The Standard & Poors 500 index gained 5.80 points to close at 1,363.46. The Nasdaq composite index climbed 23.81 points to 2,956.98. The Dow pierced 13,000 three times Tuesday but could not hold the milestone. The average hasnt closed above 13,000 since May 19, 2008, four months before the nancial crisis. Investors were encouraged Thursday after the government reported that the number of people seeking unemployment benets last week was unchanged. The four-week average was the lowest in four years. High unemployment has been a problem for retailers, which have been forced to slash prices even though they are paying more to make and ship their goods.

To close tax loopholes, new ones would open

By Christopher S. Rugaber and Paul Wiseman

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants to close dozens of loopholes that let some companies pay little or nothing in taxes. But he also wants to open new ones for manufacturers and companies that invest in clean energy. To some analysts, the new loopholes risk upending the level playing eld Obama says he wants to create. Some also fear that companies could game the system to grab the new tax breaks. The administration is not making sense, says Martin Sullivan, contributing editor at publisher Tax Analysts. The whole idea of corporate tax reform is to get rid of loopholes, and this plan is adding loopholes back in. Economists across the political spectrum support a kind of grand bargain: cut corporate tax rates while deleting tax

breaks that benet a favored few. The plan the government rolled out Wednesday goes a long way toward doing that. It lowers the ofcial corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent. And it eliminates many tax loopholes. But the plan gives manufacturers new tax breaks, which would cut their effective tax rate to no more than 25 percent. Other economists oppose a separate plank of the Obama plan: a minimum tax on foreign earnings of U.S. multinational companies. No other country imposes such a tax on its companies, they note. U.S. businesses would face a competitive disadvantage. Facing resistance from Republicans and many businesses, Obamas plan is in any case a longshot proposal so close to Election Day. For anything that Obama recommends during an election year and with a divided Congress, the best one can say is, Good luck, says Henry Aaron, senior fellow in economic studies at the

Brookings Institution. Those who stand to lose are really upset and will work hard to defeat it. Just about everybody agrees something has to change. When Japan enacts a corporate tax cut in April, the United States will be left with the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. That puts the U.S. companies that actually pay the ofcial corporate tax rate at a disadvantage against their foreign competitors. (Many U.S. companies effectively pay lower rates because of tax breaks.) The loophole-riddled U.S. tax code now benets numerous industries over others. One tax break, for example, lets oil companies write off drilling costs immediately instead of over time, as most businesses must. In the end, different industries can pay far different effective rates. The Treasury Department says U.S. utility companies pay an average effective tax rate of 14 percent. By contrast, retailers pay an average 31 percent.

Apple CEO hints company will part with some cash

By Michael Liedtke

CUPERTINO Apple CEO Tim Cook believes the worlds most valuable company has more money than it needs. His next challenge is to figure out whether Apple should break from the cash-hoarding ways of his predecessor, the late Steve Jobs, and dip into its $98 billion bank account to pay shareholders a dividend this year. During a question-and-answer session Thursday at the companys annual shareholders meeting, Cook indicated he and the rest of Apples board are nearing a decision. The board and management are thinking about this very deeply, Cook said. This isnt a case where 100 per-

cent of people are going to agree with what we do. The question of how to handle Apples cash stockpile is a touchy one, partly because company co-founder Jobs had steadfastly brushed aside suggestions that the company restore its quarterly dividend. Apple stopped making the shareholder payments in 1995 when it was in such deep trouble that it needed to hold on to every cent. Things got so bad that Apple turned to rival Microsoft Corp. in 1997 for $150 million infusion to stay aoat. Microsoft came to the rescue at the same time Apple named Jobs as its CEO a decision that turned out to be one of the smartest business moves ever made. Haunted by memories of Apples grim times, Jobs kept accumulating cash even

as the companys fortunes soared during the nal decade of his life. Cook, though, appears willing to return some of the cash to shareholders since he succeeded Jobs as Apples CEO last August. Jobs died Oct. 5 after a long battle with cancer. During Thursdays meeting, Cook dropped his strongest hint yet that Apple will part with some of the money. Frankly speaking, Cook said, its more than we need to run the company. One Apple shareholder, Asif Khan of Sugar Land, Texas, urged Cook to resist committing to dividend every three months. He thinks it makes more sense for Apple to pay a one-time dividend later this year before the expiration of a provision that limits the federal tax rate on dividends to 15 percent. to reclaim its former fashion status. Its Gap chain, in particular, has reported annual sales drops the last seven years at North American stores open at least a year. That measurement excludes stores that open or close during the year and is considered a key measure of a retailers health. A slowly recovering economy and rising costs have only compounded the U.S. clothing sellers woes.

Gaps fourth-quarter profit falls 40 percent

NEW YORK Gap Inc. reported a 40 percent drop in fourth-quarter prot as the clothing retailer wrestled with higher costs and had to discount heavily to attract shoppers during the crucial holiday season. The operator of Banana Republic,

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Gap, Old Navy and Athleta chains also announced its board approved a new $1 billion share repurchase authorization and approved a plan to increase the annual dividend per share by 11 percent, from 45 cents in scal year 2011 to $0.50 for the current year. The company has struggled for years

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Brady helps raise funds for Serra

By Julio Lara

Former Serra Padre and current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows a thing or two about receiving standings ovations in a 13-year NFL career that includes three Super Bowl victories. Thursday night, back in the place which he said shaped who he is as a man, Brady got a couple more. Over 800 people packed the Serra gymnasium to hear Brady give the keynote address at

Serras annual Fund A Dream dinner. Bradys presence at the fundraiser forced it out of its usual 250-person home and into an 81-table banquet in The Jungle. The $1,500 tables sold out weeks in advance and raised $300,000 for the schools nancial aid program. At press time, Serra had yet to release the nights nal fundraising total although school president Lars Lund said Serra was hoping to raise $500,000 by the end of the night. Established in 2005, the Fund A Dream

event has provided more than $850,000 to the nancial aid program at Serra. There were no limits to my path, Brady of his time at Serra, a four-year span beginning in 1991, because I was just starting to create it. And now friends and family at Serra High School, I come back once again, humbled to have the opportunity to thank you. And to appreciate you for helping me develop into the person that I am today. Bradys speech of 16 minutes and 8 seconds


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Tom Brady,a Serra graduate and current New England Patriots quarterback, speaks at his alma mater during a fundraiser Thursday night.

Gryphons cruise
By Nathan Mollat

You never know what youre going to get in the rst couple rounds of the Central Coast Section basketball tournament. Sometimes, youll get a game like Tuesdays during which the Los Altos girls knocked off Aragon by a basket. And then youll get what happened when Summit Prep of Redwood City traveled to Hillsborough to take on the girls of Crystal Springs Uplands School. Crystal Springs scored the rst 15 points of the game and never looked back, cruising to a 50-20 win over the Huskies in the rst round of the Division V tournament Thursday night. We did what we had to do tonight against an opponent that was obviously overmatched, said Crystal Springs coach Anthony Jones. The Gryphons not draw second-seeded Pinewood Saturday in Los Altos Hills. The big difference was the play of Crystals Hannah Kaiser, who scored a game-high 24 points. Take those away and its a much different game. Without Kaisers two dozen points, the Gryphons hold off Summit Prep by just six. [Kaiser is] denitely our MVP, Jones said. She rebounds, steals. She pretty much does everything. In addition to her 24 points, Kaiser pulled down 13 rebounds and came up with nine steals. She was the only Gryphon to score in double gures, but she got some help from both Michelle Embury and Sophie Murguia, who each scored nine points. Sophie stepped up tonight, Jones said. If we can get 10 points from some of the other girls, were in pretty good shape. Summit Prep (11-9 overall) appeared to be a bit nervous and the Huskies didnt handle the Gryphons full-court press very well early on. Crystal Springs took advantage. Embury had two fast-break layups during the Gryphons gameopening run before Kaiser took over, scoring nine of 24 in the opening quarter. By the time Summit Preps Sydnee Nathim hit a running, one-handed shot for the Huskies rst points, there was 2:09 left in the quarter.

Vikings run past Seaside

By Julio Lara


With two of their Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division rivals already through to the quarternals of the CCS playoffs, the Mills girls basketball team wanted to make sure they were not left out of the party. And so, behind an inspired second half of defense that saw them record 11 steals, Mills dusted off Seaside 68-40 in the second round of the Central Coast Section Division III playoffs Thursday evening. The win means the No. 6 Vikings will join No. 1 Terra Nova and No. 4 San Mateo at Santa Clara High Saturday in CCS quarternals games, with a matchup against No. 3 Santa Cruz looming on the schedule. Santa Cruz is a very good team, said Mills head coach Dave Matsu, looking ahead to Saturdays game following the win. Hopefully this energy with all these points will rub off Saturday so we can make a few shots because were going to have to score at least 60 points to beat a team like that. Hopefully, we get some condence from our shooting tonight. Mills outscored Seaside 38-22 in the second half, shooting 13 of 27 from the oor after hitting on 39 percent of their attempts in the rst half. The difference came in the Vikings commitment to defense the majority of their second-half baskets came after steals which led to easy layups in transition. We had a lot of ball pressure, Matsu said of his teams second half defense. That created a lot more havoc. No. 22 was their best player. We took her out of the game by putting a lot of ball pressure on her which made them mishandle the ball and thats how we were able to get more turnovers. It wasnt like Mills was particularly struggling in the rst half though. The Vikings led

Crystal SpringsHannah Kaiser powers her way through the Summit Prep defense on a layup See GRYPHONS, Page 14 attempt. Kaiser scored a game-high 24 points.

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M-As Delagnes looks to take next step and win CCS title
By Nathan Mollat

What San Mateo County may lack in wrestling depth, it makes up for with quality. At the Central Coast Section boys wrestling championships Friday and Saturday at Independence High in San Jose, the Peninsula Athletic League and Serra have 12 wrestlers seeded in the top 6 and three others selected as alternates. The top six nishers earn medals, with the top three earning spots in the state tournament.

Eleven of the wrestlers are entering the tournament seeded for the rst time, but one MenloAthertons Andre Delagnes, who is seeded No. 2 at 120 pounds enters this years tournament as a seeded wrestler for the second year in a Andre row. Last year, Delagnes Delagnes advanced to the championship match as the second seed, where he fell

to Gilroys top-seeded Victor Olmos, 5-4. Andre actually led the majority of that match, said M-A coach Peter Wright about the 2011 nal. He got called for eeing the match (which awarded a penalty point to Olmos). I didnt agree with the call. Its a judgment call by the referee. You just have to live with it. That put the match at 4-3, in favor of Andre, but it changed the complexion of the match. Wright said Delagnes mentality changed from trying to win to trying not to lose.

While a second-place nish at CCS is nothing of which to be ashamed, Wright said Delagnes was more frustrated about just missing on a chance to make it to the second day of the state meet. Advancing to the second day of the state meet means a top-six nish in the state in that weight class. He wants to be the rst wrestler from M-A to be on the podium (at the state championships), Wright said. Thats whats been driving him. To that extent, Delagnes upped his training

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Friday Feb. 24, 2012



Earthquakes get new TV,stadium deals


The San Jose Earthquakes are really shaking and baking. A day after the Major League Soccer club saw its Planned Development Permit upheld by the San Jose Planning Commission, the Quakes announced they have reached a new television deal that will show 29 of their games in 2012. The Earthquakes and Comcast SportsNet announced their most comprehensive regional television schedule in the teams history. Comcast SportsNet (CSN) will televise 29 Earthquakes games in 2012 in high denition. With the ve remaining games televised nationally, the San Jose will have all of their games on television in 2012 for the rst time since the team returned to MLS in 2008. We are proud to say that all of our games will be on television this season, said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval via a club press release. We have a great partner in Comcast SportsNet and we made a commitment to provide Quakes fans with the best local television package in team history. In addition to the new television schedule, the Earthquakes also announced their broadcast team for the 2012 season. Jim Kozimor will return to the play-by-play role for his third season and be joined by color analyst and former Quakes defender Kelly Gray. Dan Dibley, of 95.7 The Game fame, will return as the sideline reporter for all home matches. Gray replaces longtime Quakes announcer John Shrader, who is now a pro-

fessor of journalism and mass communication at California State University, Long Beach. We ... want to thank John Shrader for his great work since 1996, Kuval said. He will always be part of the Earthquakes family. The 29 matches on Comcast SportsNet will primarily air on CSN California, while some will air on CSN Bay Area and a few on CSN Plus. Along with the locally televised games, the Quakes will appear on national television seven times, four on NBC Sports Network and once on ESPN2. Concurrent with CSN Californias coverage, two matches will appear on Galavision. The Quakes telecast schedule begins on Comcast SportsNet California with their home opener against the New England Revolution on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet California Vice President and General Manager Larry Eldridge added on the release, The Earthquakes are one of the premier franchises in MLS with one of the most passionate and loyal fan bases in the league. Wednesday, San Jose Planning Commission voted 6-0 to uphold the Earthquakes Planned Development Permit Wednesday night, paving the way for the club to break ground on its new stadium at 1125 Coleman Ave. in San Jose. The Earthquakes PD permit was initially consented for approval by city planners on Dec. 14 2011, but a member of the Newhall Neighborhood Association appealed the permit on Jan. 1. (The) decision to uphold the Planned Development Permit that we received in December is a milestone not just for the San Jose Earthquakes but all Bay Area soccer fans. Our club and its stakeholders have worked hard through this process and we feel that we have a great plan for our new stadium. Looking ahead, our club will now begin the work of nalizing the stadium design and nancing plan. The goal is to put shovels in the ground this year, Kuval said. Following over two hours of input from the public, as well as the Earthquakes, the commission closed discussion and took action on the appeal ultimately voting 6-0.


An artists rendering of what the San Jose Earthquakes new stadium will look like. The San Jose planning commission voted to allow the soccer team to build a new stadium near the Mineta San Jose International Airport.
The Quakes have already sold 10 of 12 available eld-level luxury suites for its new stadium, generating over $3.5 million in revenue for the project.

Two goals enough for Sharks


Sharks 2, Leafs 1
Toronto dropped below the postseason cutoff in the Eastern Conference. We need a win somehow, Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson said. Reimer made 24 Patrick Marleau saves but dropped to 11-9-4 because he couldnt stop Marleau. The Sharks (32-207) won for the rst time in ve games. Im quite proud and pleased of the way the guys responded, Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. We had a hell of a game

TORONTO Patrick Marleau was the only San Jose player to put a puck past Torontos James Reimer. He did it twice, and that was enough to give the Sharks a much-needed win. Marleau scored two goals in the second period, and the Sharks beat Toronto 2-1 on Thursday night, sending the stumbling Maple Leafs to their seventh loss in eight games. Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke put the team on alert when he told a Toronto radio station Wednesday that he was in the market for a goalie. Judging by the teams recent play, he might not stop there.

on our hands. Theyre a very fast team, but we did some of the things we wanted to. Jake Gardiner scored for the Maple Leafs (29-25-7), who are 1-6-1 since Feb. 7. The biggest concern against San Jose was the lack of urgency the Leafs displayed during the rst 40 minutes. A fantastic third period wasnt enough to make up for the slow start. Points are extremely important right now, and every game is a big game for us, forward Tim Connolly said. Weve got to play that way for a full 60 minutes. Toronto dropped to ninth place in the East with Winnipegs victory over Tampa Bay. The Maple Leafs are trying to end their playoff drought at eight years.



Friday Feb. 24, 2012


Brauns 50-game drug suspension overturned


NEW YORK National League MVP Ryan Brauns 50-game suspension was overturned Thursday by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das, the rst time a baseball player successfully challenged a drug-related penalty in a grievance. The decision was announced Thursday by the Major League Baseball Players Association, one day before the 28-year-old outelder was due to report to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers. The commissioners ofce and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency each were disappointed and angry about the ruling. Brauns urine tested positive in October for elevated testosterone, and ESPN revealed the positive test in December. Braun has insisted that he did not violate baseballs drug agreement. I am very pleased and relieved by

todays decision, he said in a statement. It is the rst step in restoring my good name and reputation. We were able to get through this Ryan Braun because I am innocent and the truth is on our side. MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred said management vehemently disagrees with Das decision. Das, who has been baseballs independent arbitrator since 2000, informed the sides of his decision, but did not give them a written opinion. He has 30 days to do so. Today the arbitration panel announced its decision, by a 2-1 vote, to sustain Ryan Brauns grievance challenging his 50-game suspension

by the commissioners ofce, a statement from the players association said. Manfred and union head Michael Weiner are part of the arbitration panel, and management and the union almost always split their votes, leaving Das, the independent panel member, to make the decision. MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said on Twitter. Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free Brewers closer John Axford added on Twitter: All I can say is that Braun has exemplary character is continuing to handle this in an unbelievable manner. An evidentiary hearing on Brauns appeal was held Jan. 19-20 in New York, ending the day before the player accepted the NL MVP award at a black-tie dinner.

We provided complete cooperation throughout, despite the highly unusual circumstances. I have been an open book, willing to share details from every aspect of my life as part of this investigation, because I have nothing to hide, Braun said in his statement. I have passed over 25 drug tests in my career, including at least three in the past year. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that, after being informed of the positive result, Braun asked to have another urine test taken, and that the second test was within normal range. During the hearing, Brauns side challenged the chain of custody from the time the urine sample was collected by Comprehensive Drug Testing Inc. to when it was sent nearly 48 hours later to a World AntiDoping Agency-certied laboratory in Montreal, two people familiar with the case said. They spoke on condi-

tion of anonymity because what took place in the hearing is supposed to be condential. The sample was collected on Oct. 1, a Saturday and the day the Brewers opened the NL playoffs. The collector did not send the sample to the laboratory until Monday, thinking it would be more secure at home that at a Federal Express ofce during the weekend. Baseballs drug agreement states that absent unusual circumstances, the specimens should be sent by FedEx to the laboratory on the same day they are collected. Travis Tygart, chief executive ofcer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, called the decision a real gut-kick to clean athletes. To have this sort of technicality of all technicalities let a player off ... its just a sad day for all the clean players and those that abide by the rules within professional baseball, he said.

Stewart,Kenseth win Daytona qualifying races

By Jenna Fryer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Roush Fenway Racing will have three cars at the front of the season-opening Daytona 500. Matt Kenseth won the second of the twin 150-mile qualifying races Thursday with a bold pass of teammate Greg Bife. The victory gave Kenseth a spot on the second row for Sundays race right behind teammates Carl Edwards and Bife. Tony Stewart, the defending NASCAR champion, won the rst race and will line up next to Kenseth at Daytona International Speedway. Bife was leading headed into the nal lap, but he tried to block Kenseth, who dove to the inside and used a push from Jimmie Johnson to take the lead. Well, we were going so much faster that we were going to go by him regardless, Kenseth said. I think that was his only hope, is to try to get up the track, try to line my front bumper up where I had to push him. The problem was, I was going too fast. Even if I wanted to slow down, which I didnt want to on the last lap, I couldnt have. Robby Gordon and Michael McDowell earned the two spots up for

grabs in the first race, while Joe Nemechek and Dave Blaney each raced their way into the 500 in the second qualifying race. Two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip failed to qualify for the race after wrecking as he tried to return to the track surface after a late pit stop. The accident means it will be the rst time since 1972 neither Darrell Waltrip or Michael Waltrip will be in NASCARs biggest race of the season. I just went the wrong way and lost the car, said a dejected Waltrip. I feel like I let everybody down. I dont know what to say. Its just sad. The two qualifying races could not have been more different, and both were far calmer than Saturday nights exhibition Daytona 500. That race was the rst display of new rules NASCAR implemented to break up the two-car tandem racing that fans vehemently opposed. But the return of pack racing led to three multi-car accidents and a sling-shot pass at the end of the race that gave Kyle Busch the win over Stewart. The rst race on Thursday had one early ve-car accident that began when McDowell ran into David Gilliland, who shot directly into Juan Pablo Montoya and Paul Menard.

Menard then questioned the style of racing NASCAR has created. Its a mess out there, said Menard, who was also wrecked in the Shootout. NASCAR is trying to dictate physics. Physics says two cars are going to push and theyre trying to make rule changes to keep us from doing it, so its kind of hybrid pack racing and tandem racing. Its causing a pretty unsafe situation. On the last lap of the race, with Stewart trying to hold off Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a race to the checkered ag, Danica Patrick was wrecked as the pack raced down the backstretch. Patrick was hit by Aric Almirola as they raced along the backstretch. The contact sent her car sliding across the track and into an inside retaining wall. Her Chevrolet lifted off its wheels as it hit the SAFER barrier, which noticeably softened the blow. She was not injured and will make her Daytona 500 debut on Sunday. It happened really quick, she said. We were just looking to nish, to be honest, and unfortunately that wasnt the case. It felt pretty big. I dont know what it looked like. Stewart, who owns Patricks car, said he tried to watch her race from his rearview mirror.

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plished that. It was a great third quarter for us. Mills recorded seven steals in the period; turnovers that helped them outscore Seaside 19-9. The Vikings got a nice boost from Taylor Cormier on the perimeter, while Siu and Chin continued their heated ways the two combined for 11 points in the second half and 25 overall. When they go, we go, Matsu said. When they get rebounds, when they get blocked shots, that makes the rest of the team go. Tonight, they did that. In the rst half, nothing, second half much more aggressive in the post, more rebounds, more outlets. We scored a lot of points in transition tonight and it was due to the two post players that we have. The defensive pressure continued in the fourth quarter as the Vikings pulled further and further away. Matsu said he cleared his entire bench in the effort. Brianna Sui scored eight points in the second half and nished with 12. Cormier added 10 points, all in the second half. Brady spoke of his former teammates and joked about being the second string quarterback on his freshman football team plus the time he spent catching for the Serra baseball team. The most touching moment of his speech came three minutes in when Brady acknowledged his family in San Mateo and mentioned the late Tom Martinez, his long-time mentor and friend. So for me, I spent a lot of time reecting on the things I value the most in my life, Brady said when talking about a ight to Indianapolis four weeks ago on his way to his fth Super Bowl, along with the things that happened during the course of my academic and athletic career that had led me to that point. Coaches like Tom club team as well as spending two days a week training with the Stanford club team. He put in a lot of extra time, Wright said. If the seeds hold, Delagnes will nd himself with an opportunity to avenge his CCS loss last year. Olmos, again, is the top seed in the 120-pound class. Were keeping our ngers crossed, Wright said. [ Delagnes] could be the rst guy to bring home a M-A CCS title since 1988. Serra had the most local wrestlers seeded for CCS, led by Travis Roberts No. 2 seed at 126.


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28-18 after two quarters of basketball. But Matsu wasnt thrilled with that. Seaside got a lot of looks in the paint, scoring their rst 14 inside the key. It wasnt until a late run by the Vikings, spear-headed by Kelly Chin and Prisilla Siu, that they were able to put some distance between themselves and Seaside. Some of that might have been the product of Marlena Rose, the Spartans big presence inside, going out with an injury with 3:05 left in the half. Up 10, Mills came out and was a much different, much more aggressive team in the second half. We knew they were going to be a tough team in the third quarter, Matsu said. We didnt start off very good in the third quarter so we had to come out with much more energy, more defensive stops, and we accom-

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Crystal Springs (9-12) led 17-4 after the rst period. Thats our goal to press and run and get out in transition, Jones said. The Gryphons slowed down a bit offensively in the second quarter, scoring just 10 points while hitting just 3 of 11 from the oor. Summit Prep, while appearing more comfortable, just could not nd the range. The Huskies managed just four points again and trailed 27-8 at halftime. The Gryphons scored the rst four points of the third period and the rout was ofcially on. They out-scored the Huskies 15-7 in the third quarter and led 42-15 heading into the nal eight minutes. The Huskies, however, showed some moxie in the fourth. While they still had trouble putting the ball in the basket, they were very aggressive on both ends of the oor. They forced the Gryphons second-string into nine fourth-quarter turnovers. And, despite the dearth of points, they gave Crystal Springs some trouble in their halfcourt offense. [Summit Prep] showed a lot of energy and defensive aggression, Jones said. They moved the ball pretty well in the half court, which is something we had problems with. We werent rotating well. Nathim led the Huskies with 13 points and had seven rebounds. Mariah Levin chipped in with six. The Huskies actually did a pretty good job rebounding, as well. They were only outrebounded by eight, 42 to 34. Id rather we had a little more competitive game, as long as we win, Jones said. We could have played better, but well take a CCS win. 138, while Arthur Georgiyev is seeded No. 4 at 170. Burlingame will be represented at 160, where Charlie Guttiari is the No. 4 seed, while Capuchinos Lucciano Molina earned the No. 4 position at 195. Of the alternates which means they would be the No. 6 seed if anyone of the current top six seeds has to default for any reasons Peter Johnson represents Sequoia at 182, Aria Assemi from Mills will wrestle in the 195-pound class, while El Caminos Aaron Hill is in the heavyweight division.


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Martinez, he said, visibly emotional from the words, whos here with us who taught me how to throw a football when I was 12 years old. Brady nished his time at the podium by thanking his fellow Padres and adding that he hoped the night would be record-breaking I really dont care what other fundraisers have done in the past, he said, looking out into the 800-person crowd while ashing his patented golden smile. I really dont, he added, with the crowd erupting in laughter. Its not just the football eld that Im competitive, he said. According to Serra, 30 percent of their students receive some sort of nancial aid, totaling $2 million in the 2011-2012 school year. He is joined in the weight class by M-As Dino Andrighetto, who is seeded No. 6. In addition to Roberts, Serra has the No. 5 seed at 113 in Elias Hernandez, the No. 4 seed at 132 with Jerry Delarosa and Tim Glauninger is seeded No. 5 at 220. Half Moon Bay, which clinched the PAL dual meet and tournament championships, has the No. 5 seed at 106 in Spencer Boling, while Joseph Lowman is seeded No. 3 at 170. South City has two seeded wrestlers as well. Miguel Rodriguez garnered the No. 5 spot at

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started with laughs when the Class of 1995 graduate said it was nice to be able to tell his former teachers to sit down and shut up, for a change. And with that, Brady reeled off memory after memory of his time as a Padre from the old locker room, which he added, still smelled the exact same way 17 years after he walked it; to his time on the freshman B basketball team and then head coach Chuck Rapp.

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in the offseason. He spent 10 days training in Iowa last summer where he, Wrestled all those Midwest kids. Thats the area that is regarded tops for producing wrestlers, Wright said. Delagnes also worked out with the M-A

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

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

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

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

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BOYSCCS BASKETBALL SATURDAY Quarternals Division II Leland/Cupertino winner vs. No. 2 Serra (21-5) at Foothill College,TBA Division III Burlingame/Monterey winner vs.No.1 Sacred Heart Cathedral (22-5) at St.Ignatius,TBA Saratoga/Santa Cruz winner vs.No.2 El Camino (234) at St.Ignatius,TBA San Mateo/Aptos winner at No. 3 St. Ignatius (1015),TBA Terra Nova/ Mills winner vs. No. 4 Valley Christian (11-14) at St.Ignatius,TBA Division IV Kings Academy/Seaside winner vs. No. 3 Sacred Heart Prep (18-6) at Menlo School,TBA Scotts Valley/Menlo winner vs.No.4 Half Moon Bay (21-5) at Menlo School,TBA GIRLSBASKETBALL SATURDAY Quarternals Division I Sequoia/Piedmont Hills winner vs.No.4 Santa Teresa (18-9) at Hartnell College,TBA Division III Seaside/ Mills winner vs. No. 3 Santa Cruz (23-3) at Santa Clara High,TBA Notre Dame-SJ/Valley Christian winner vs.No.4 San Mateo (20-7) at Santa Clara,TBA Hillsdale/Gunderson winner vs. No. 1 Terra Nova (21-5) at Santa Clara,TBA Division IV Carmel/Menlo winner vs.No.3 Scotts Valley (18-8) at Norte Dame-Belmont,TBA Monte Vista Christian/Mercy-Burlingame winner vs.No.2 Soquel (22-4) at Notre Dame-Belmont,TBA Harker/Sacred Heart Prep winner at No. 4 Notre Dame-Belmont,TBA Division V Summit Prep/Crystal Springs winner at No. 2 Pinewood (16-11),TBA BOYSSOCCER SATURDAY Quarternals Division I No.5 Alisal (18-0-3) vs.No.4 Serra (14-3-4) at Valley Christian,noon No. 8 Santa Teresa (18-3) vs. No. 1 Menlo-Atherton (15-0-5) at Milpitas High,10 a.m.

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 Winnipeg 30 Florida 27 Washington 29 Tampa Bay 27 Carolina 23 L 15 20 20 21 27 L 20 22 25 27 27 L 26 20 26 27 26 OT 5 4 7 5 8 OT 2 8 7 7 10 OT 7 12 5 6 12 Pts 81 74 73 73 58 Pts 74 72 65 59 58 Pts 67 66 63 60 58 GF 161 168 198 186 140 GF 194 190 182 150 160 GF 161 146 161 169 160 GA 118 162 183 160 176 GA 134 185 186 176 167 GA 178 165 173 201 184

Atlantic Division W Philadelphia 20 New York 17 Boston 15 Toronto 10 New Jersey 10 Southeast Division W Miami 27 Orlando 22 Atlanta 20 Washington 7 Charlotte 4 Central Division W Chicago 27 Indiana 21 Cleveland 13 Milwaukee 13 Detroit 11 L 14 18 17 23 25 L 7 13 14 26 28 L 8 12 18 20 24 Pct .588 .486 .469 .303 .286 Pct .794 .629 .588 .212 .125 Pct .771 .636 .419 .394 .314 GB 3 1/2 4 9 1/2 10 1/2 GB 5 1/2 7 19 1/2 22 GB 5 12 13 16

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

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GIRLSBASKETBALL CCS second round Division IV Menlo School 54,Carmel 35 Carmel 7 5 8 15 45 Menlo 12 17 16 9 54 CARMEL (fg ftm-fta tp) Davis 1 1-3 3,Anderson 2 0-0 6,Fuzie 3 2-2 8,Odello 1 0-0 2,Hoffman 3 4-4 10,Dooner 2 0-0 4,Cosgrove 1 0-0 2.Total 12 7-8 35. MENLO Lete 3 0-0 9,Edelman 5 1-2 11,Dehnad 4 2-3 11,Demma 1 2-2 4,Merten 2 1-4 5,Dunn 5 12 14. Totals 20 7-13 54. 3-pointers Anderson 2 (C);Dehnad,Lete 3,Dunn 3 (MS).Records Menlo School 18-9 overall; Carmel 16-8. Division V Crystal Springs 50,Summit Prep 20 Summit Prep 4 4 7 5 20 Crystal Springs 17 10 15 8 50 SUMMIT PREP (fg ftm-fta tp) Nathim 6 0-0 13, Levin 3 0-0 6, Guerrero 0 0-2 0, Callender 0 1-2 1, Torres 0 0-2 0.Totals 9 1-6 20.CRYSTAL SPRINGS Embury 4 1-3 9, Kaiser 9 6-11 24, Douglas 1 0-0 2, Murguia 4 1-3 9,Teter 1 0-0 2,Weiner 1 0-0 2,Lin 1 0-0 2.Totals 20 8-17 50.3-pointers Nathim (SP). Records Crystal Springs 9-12 overall; Summit Prep 11-9. BOYSBASKETBALL CCS second round Division V Crystal Springs 49,Alma Heights 37 Crystal Springs 18 10 18 3 49 Alma Heights 6 9 9 13 37 CRYSTAL SPRINGS (fg ftm-fta tp) Klotz 3 0-0 6, Lim 9 4-5 24, Shao 1 1-4 4, Lee 3 1-3 7, Kohn 3 0-1 6, Woodruff 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 6-13 49. ALMA HEIGHTS Boyd 3 1-2 8, Cardoso 2 1-2 6, Cayetono 1 0-0 3, Gorospe 2 2-4 7,Yeeles 2 1-1 3, Kolesnikov 2 0-4 4, Illastrong 3 0-0 6.Totals 15 5-9 37.Records Crystal Springs 6-19 overall. BOYSTENNIS Palo Alto 6,Aragon 1 SINGLES Leung (PA) d.Joshi 6-4,6-2; Smith (PA) d. Hughes 6-1, 2-6, (13-11), Is. Wang (A) d. Bareket 6-0, 2-6, (13-11), He (PA) d. Nguyen 6-3, 6-0. DOUBLES Haverstock-Paladin (PA) d.Zha-Pauley 6-0, 6-1; Lightenger-Wang (PA) d. Lee-Fowler 6-1, 6-3; Cashner-Mahadevan (PA) Iv.Wang-Buellion 6-3,60.Records Aragon 1-1 overall; Palo Alto 1-0. BASEBALL Carlmont 14,Watsonville 0 Watsonville 000 00 0 2 5 Carlmont 704 3x 14 11 0 WP Collins.LP Rivera.2B Cox 2,Corvello, Rich (C). Multiple hits Cox 2, Corvello 2, Austin 2.Multiple RBI Corvello 4,Fink 2,Rich 2,Anthony 2 (C).Records Carlmont 2-0 overall. COLLEGE BASEBALL Marin 3,CSM 0 CSM 000 000 000 0 6 0 Marin 020 000 10x 3 7 2 WP Conroy. S Bostjancic. LP Chavez. 2B DeFazio,Costa,Hurley (CSM); Holmes,DeLong (M). Multiple hits DeFazio 2 (CSM). Records CSM 6-5 overall; Marin 5-6. Skyline 13,Mendocino 6 Mendocino 122 010 000 6 11 3 Skyline 003 010 27x 13 13 5 WP Cyr.LP Moore.Multiple hits Gutierrez 3,Ferris 2,Chapman 2 (S);Moore 2,Laver 2,York 2,Eggar 2 (M).Multiple RBI Bender 3,Santiago 3, Lausen 3,Page 2 (S);Gordon 2 (M).Records Skyline 1-8 overall. WEDNESDAY GIRLSSOCCER CCS rst round Division I Menlo-Atherton 3,Watsonville 1 Halftime score 3-1 M-A. Goal scorer (assist) MA,Thompson (Keare);MA,Thompson (DelRosso); MA, Kirst (Z. Pacalin). Records Menlo-Atherton 12-5-4 overall;Watsonville 12-7-2.

Central Division W Detroit 41 St.Louis 37 Nashville 35 Chicago 33 Columbus 18 Northwest Division W Vancouver 39 Calgary 28 Colorado 30 Minnesota 27 Edmonton 24 Pacic Division W San Jose 32 Phoenix 31 Dallas 31 Los Angeles 27 Anaheim 26 L 18 17 19 22 35 L 16 23 27 24 30 L 20 21 26 22 25 OT 3 7 7 7 7 OT 6 10 4 9 6 OT 7 9 4 12 10 Pts 85 81 77 73 43 Pts 84 66 64 63 54 Pts 71 71 66 66 62 GF 194 155 170 192 142 GF 199 146 155 134 161 GF 172 161 158 129 157 GA 145 123 158 182 198 GA 150 165 169 156 178 GA 149 154 168 135 173

Southwest Division W San Antonio 24 Dallas 21 Houston 20 Memphis 19 New Orleans 8 Northwest Division W Oklahoma City 27 Portland 18 Denver 18 Minnesota 17 Utah 15 Pacic Division W L.A.Clippers 20 L.A.Lakers 20 Golden State 13 Phoenix 14 Sacramento 11 L 10 13 14 15 25 L 7 16 17 17 17 L 11 14 17 20 22 Pct .706 .618 .588 .559 .242 Pct .794 .529 .514 .500 .469 Pct .645 .588 .433 .412 .333 GB 3 4 5 15 1/2 GB 9 9 1/2 10 11 GB 1 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2 10

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Thursdays Games Anaheim 3,Carolina 2,SO Minnesota 3,Florida 2,SO Vancouver 4,Detroit 3,SO St.Louis 3,Nashville 2,SO Phoenix 4,Calgary 3,SO San Jose 2,Toronto 1 Winnipeg 4,Tampa Bay 3 Dallas 3,Chicago 1 Edmonton 2,Philadelphia 0

Wednesdays Games Miami 102,New York 88 Atlanta 83,Orlando 78 San Antonio 114,Denver 99 Oklahoma City 100,L.A.Lakers 85 Friday All-Star break Saturday All-Star break Sunday All-Star game

Heat shut down Lin, Knicks


MIAMI Jeremy Lin offered no excuses. He and the Knicks had no answers. Lins rapid rise from unknown to superstar was slowed big-time Thursday night by the Miami Heat, who overwhelmed the NBAs hottest story with a swarming defense that the Knicks new starting point guard could not solve.

Forcing Lin into easily the worst game of his remarkable run as New Yorks newest star, Miami topped the Knicks 102-88 the eighth straight win for the NBA-leading Heat, all by at least 12 points. Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and LeBron James nished with 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Miami, which will go into the All-Star break with the NBAs best record (27-7).


Friday Feb. 24, 2012



Charger,Dodges large sedan,impresses

By Ann M. Job

Forget about retro, nostalgia stuff. The 2012 Dodge Charger is an impressive, large, rearwheel drive sedan for todays buyers who want to stand out from the crowd. Revamped for 2012, the expressively styled, four-door Charger can look like a snarl coming down the road. It can act like a snarling machine, too, especially if it has the new-for2012, 6.4-liter, Hemi V-8 with 470 horsepower. Even the base, 3.6-liter V-6 is noteworthy. Mated to a new, eight-speed automatic transmission, it gives the 2012 Charger a federal government fuel economy rating of 19 miles per gallon in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway. Thats higher than the 19/28-mpg rating for the 2012 Toyota Avalon. Suspension upgrades give the new Charger smart, responsive handling, and at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations crash tests, the 2012 Charger earned a top safety ranking ve out of ve stars for overall passenger protection. Best of all, auto enthusiasts can find Charger models affordable. Starting manufacturers suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $26,420 for a 2012 Charger SE with the base, 3.6-liter V-6 with 292-horsepower mated to an automatic transmission. This compares with the starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $33,955 for a base, 2012 Avalon with 268-horsepower V-6 and automatic transmission, and $26,350 for a base, 2012 Ford Taurus large sedan with 263horsepower V-6 and automatic transmission. Both the Avalon and Taurus are front-wheel drive. The rear-wheel-drive, 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan with 333-horsepower V-6 has a starting retail price of $35,075. The lowest starting retail price for a 2012 Charger with V-8 is $30,920 for an R/T model with automatic-transmission and 370-horse-

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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 BASE PRICE: $25,495 for base SE; $28,495 for base SXT;$29,995 for base R/T;$45,795 for base SRT8. PRICE AS TESTED:$50,405. TYPE: Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, vepassenger,large,performance sedan. ENGINE:6.4-liter,overhead valve,Hemi,90degree V-8 with fuel saver technology.

Behind the wheel

MILEAGE:14 mpg (city),23 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED: 175 mph. LENGTH:200.3 inches. WHEELBASE:120.2 inches. CURB WEIGHT: 4,365 pounds. BUILT AT: Brampton,Ontario,Canada.

OPTIONS: Power sunroof $995; adaptive cruise control group (includes forward collision warning, adaptive speed control) $795; driver condence group (includes blind spot minder,rear cross-path detection, rain-sensing wipers) $745; 245/45 20-inch 3-Season performance tires $150. DESTINATION CHARGE:$925. GAS GUZZLER TAX: $1,000.


models. The SRT8 incurs a $1,000 U.S. gas guzzler tax. The big oomph, or torque, in the car peaks at 470 foot-pounds at 4,300 rpm and is accompanied by awesome engine sounds. The ve-speed automatic seemed a bit oldschool, but it worked ne and included paddle shifters so drivers can shift through gears on their own, if they like. Optional, 245/45 performance tires on the test car seemed to bite into the pavement to get traction quickly as the power came on. And the 4,365-pound Charger easily beat other vehicles away from stoplights. Power came on steadily when the SRT8 merged onto highways and in passing maneuvers. Reportedly, the top speed of 175 miles an hour is only because at that point, the aerodynamic drag on the car keeps it from going faster, not because Dodge installed a limiter. Unlike most large sedans that have a sedate look, the SRT8 has audacious styling. The grille is blacked out and looks like a massive vacuum opening at the front of the car. There are SRT8 fenders on the sides and four, chrome, double-walled exhaust pipes at the back. The sporty coupe-like look even fooled a passenger, who walked up and casually opened the rear door to get inside. He had to be reminded that there was a front door handle farther toward the front of the car. Passengers get generous legroom, front and back, of at least 40.1 inches. The Genesis sedan provides some 44 inches of front-seat legroom. Headroom of 38.6 inches in the well-bolstered Charger front seats provides most drivers and passengers with comfortable resting spots and decent views out over the slightly domed, aluminum hood. The Avalon has a bit more headroom 38.9 inches in the front seat. The 37.9 inches of rear headroom in the highly styled Charger compares with the Avalons 37.5 inches and the Genesis sedans 37.7 inches. The test Charger SRT8 tooled around town and in the countryside with ne manners, responding without nervousness to steering inputs and keeping easily in its lane during turns and curves. The tidy, sport steering wheel with the atshaped bottom was a nice perk, and interior t and nish was excellent. As long as the suspension wasnt set in Sport mode, the ride was firm but not punishing, as dampers adjusted automatically to smooth the ride. The overall sensation was of a heavy car that was well-managed. But there was constant road noise from the 20-inch tires. Sport mode suspension changed the cars personality into a racetrack machine, and the large display screen in the middle of the dashboard could be switched to show racing stats such as 0-to-60-mph times and lateral g forces.

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power, 5.7-liter, Hemi V-8. A 2012 Charger with the top-level, 470-horsepower Hemi V-8 has a starting retail price of $47,720. Neither the Avalon nor Taurus is offered with a V-8. But the starting retail price, including destination charge, for a 2012 Genesis sedan with 385-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 is $45,375, while a 2012 Genesis 5.0 R-Spec sedan with 429-horsepower, 5-liter V-8 starts at $47,375. The Charger name dates to 1966, when Dodge joined domestic auto companies in selling pony and muscle cars. The name was used into the late 1970s and revived in 2006 on sedans that the media early on described as retro models. But the 2012 Chargers ride, amenities and technology arent retro. The test, 2012 Charger SRT8, for example, had the latest fuel saving technology deactivation of up to four of the eight cylinders when power wasnt needed plus an active valve exhaust system that allowed fuel-sipping across a wide rpm range. It helped the test car, with 70 percent city driving, to average 15.4 mpg. The ofcial SRT8 mileage rating is 14/23 mpg. Note this is the lowest mileage rating of all Charger

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Janice Gough
Certied Senior Advisor, LUTCF Lic. #0561021

Gough Insurance & Financial Services

Serving the Bay Area since 1978

s a nancial consultant who reviews many plans each year, all people make simple mistakes in their nancial plans that end up costing them dearly. The biggest mistake they make is that they do not meet with their advisor annually for a review. Few things remain constant these days. If the client is invested in risk products, they should meet with their advisor more often than annually. Their risk advisor should be very hands on, especially if they are in Stocks, mutual funds or Exchange Traded Funds.

Many risk advisors use computer programs to select products based on the clients risk prole. It is impossible to work with a lot of clients and do a lot of trading without using these programs. A lot of activity does not mean that you are gaining. Many times if you deduct the fees of purchasing the product, the management fees paid to the advisors, & the taxes owed, you may be going backwards. Understanding the fees is mammoth. Another detail missed is that they do not have their portfolio reviewed from

a taxation standpoint. Making one dollar more that puts you in a higher tax bracket can be very costly and wipe away the gains you have made. Moving money tax free and growing money tax sheltered produce greater results. Titles of accounts and beneciary designations also impact taxes. You made your wealth. Make sure that you hold on to all you can and then some. Janice Gough, LUTCF, Financial Consultant specializes in Retirement Income Planning

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By Christy Lemire and David Germain

LOS ANGELES Associated Press movie writers David Germain and Christy Lemire are boringly in lockstep on their picks for this seasons top Academy Awards categories, depriving them of their usual snide debate over whos going to win. Both predict the silent lm The Artist will win for bestpicture prize and for director Michel Hazanavicius. They also expect The Artist star Jean Dujardin to claim best actor, with The Help costars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer earning the actress honors and Christopher Plummer taking supporting actor for Beginners. Here are their thoughts, with both sounding off on best picture, Lemire offering their Nostalgic Oscars party like its the 1920s take on best actor and support- By David Germain ing actress, and Germain giv- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ing their opinion on best director, actress and supporting LOS ANGELES Its only the 84th year of the actor. Academy Awards, yet the nostalgia factor feels as though BEST PICTURE Hollywood is celebrating a centennial of some sort. Nominees: Best Picture: Film itself has been around for well over a century, and The Artist, The Sundays Oscar nominees span every decade of the last Descendants, Extremely hundred years, with an unusual emphasis on the history Loud & Incredibly Close, and artistry of cinemas earlier days. The Help, Hugo, Oscar show producer Brian Grazer says that the Midnight in Paris, Hollywood & Highland Center, the hall formerly known as the Kodak where the ceremony takes place, will be

History and art

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See OSCARS, Page 20

Five favorite Billy Crystal performances

By Christy Lemire of his or her powadmired by his peers. ers: Meg Ryan, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS And hes achieved that status director Rob in this business through his Reiner, writer LOS ANGELES Billy many indelible comic roles. Nora Ephron Crystal is back Sunday as host Here are ve of his best. (who earned an of the Academy Awards, a Oscar nomination responsibility hes held eight When Harry Billy Crystal Met Sally ... (1989): for her screentimes before. By now, the 63year-old comedian is a pro at Easily THE performance of play). Its got a retro romantic this a reliable, familiar Crystals career. Everyone comedy vibe with a directness choice whos beloved and involved here is at the height that makes it a modern classic; a Woody Allen rip-off, yes, but with a charm all its own. Crystal is at his snappy, sarcastic best but he has a sweetness, too, as the neurotic Harry, who keeps running into Ryans high-strung Sally as they struggle to navigate the complex dating scene of Manhattan. They are, of
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and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh cherries. MANCHEGO BANANA BITES Slice banana bread thinly and cut into 2-inch rounds with a small cookie cutter. In a skillet, melt butter over medium-high. Toast the banana bread rounds in the buttered skillet. Serve topped with slices of manchego cheese and toasted pecans. Makes 24 rounds. beat together 1/2 cup unsalted butter with 1 packed cup of brown sugar. Add 1 egg and beat again. Add 2 cups all-purpose our, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup nely crushed potato chips, and 1/2 cup sliced almonds. Mix just until combined. Scoop by the teaspoonful onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 F. Makes 30 cookies.

Friday Feb. 24, 2012


Reel Food: Sips,snacks inspired by Oscar winners

By Michelle Locke and Alison Ladman

Great movies and great food are box ofce gold, from Forrest Gumps chocolates to Silence of the Lambs anti-hero Hannibal Lecters disturbing pairing suggestion for Chianti. Weve put together a selection of drinks and appetizers inspired by ve Best Picture Oscar winners to help you get your Academy Awards viewing party rolling. So get ready to settle in with a beverage and a bite when Hollywood celebrates itself on Feb. 26. Youve got all the bases covered lights, camera, (snack) satisfaction.

IN THE CHIPS:Casablanca
Everybody comes to Ricks Cafe Americain in the movie Casablanca, whether its for cocktails, eats, forged letters of transit or hopes of winning big at roulette. Youll probably want to stick to the rst two, though. Heres a recipe for a spicy whiskey sour that would be right at home in the 40s nightclub scene that serves as the background for Casablancas story of love and war. And if youre looking to gamble on something new, why not try some potato chip cookies, a twist on the traditional snack. We cant guarantee your friends will be shocked shocked! but they may be mildly surprised. MOROCCAN SOUR COCKTAIL Start to nish: 5 minutes Servings: 1 2 ounces whiskey Juice of half a lemon 1 teaspoon extra-ne sugar Pinch of dry ground ginger Pinch of turmeric Pinch of cinnamon Seltzer water or club soda Lemon twist, to garnish In a double old fashioned glass, stir together the whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, ginger, turmeric and cinnamon until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add 1 ice cube and top with a splash of seltzer water or club soda. Garnish with a lemon twist. POTATO CHIP COOKIES In the bowl of an electric mixer,

KILLER RECIPE: Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins turned in a twisted but brilliant performance in The Silence of the Lambs as Hannibal the Cannibal Lecter, the serial killer who boasted of consuming his victims. Thats one way to solve the catering issue, but were going with this much less creepy (not to mention non-criminal) combo of a delicious Chianti spritzer and fava crostini. PEPPERED CHIANTI SPRITZER Start to nish: 5 minutes Servings: 1 1 ounce pepper-avored vodka 2 ounces chianti wine Seltzer water or club soda Fresh raspberries, to garnish In a cocktail shaker lled with ice, combine the vodka and chianti. Shake well, then strain into a cocktail glass. Top with seltzer water. Garnish with fresh raspberries. FAVA CROSTINI In a large skillet, cook 2 sliced yellow onions in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft and brown. Add a 1pound package frozen fava beans (if you cant nd fava beans, use shelled edamame) and cook until soft. Season with salt and pepper. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon and 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley. Roughly mash the mixture. Serve spread on toasted slices of French bread with shavings of Parmesan cheese. Makes 24 crostini.

SCARLETT FEVER: Gone with the Wind

A starving Scarlett OHara resorts to grubbing up radishes in the famous Ill never be hungry again scene that ends the rst half of Gone With The Wind. Luckily, you can try something much tastier with this crimson cocktail featuring cranberry and cherry juice. Serve s o m e manchego cheese toasts on the side for an elegant nibble. This appetizer uses banana bread, a food that came into vogue in the 1930s as baking powder and baking soda became staples of the American kitchen. Its not likely youll have leftovers, but if you do, ddledeedee! Tomorrow is another day. THE SCARLET COCKTAIL Start to nish: 5 minutes Servings: 1 2 ounces cranberry juice 2 ounces cherry juice 2 ounces citrus vodka 1 ounce lime juice Fresh cherries, to garnish In a cocktail shaker lled with ice, combine the cranberry juice, cherry juice, vodka and lime juice. Shake

followed the adventures of a goodhearted man of less-than-average intelligence who somehow found himself with a front seat to history, from the evolution of Elvis to the Vietnam war and beyond. Along the way he makes friends with Bubba, a shrimp sherman who waxes lyrical about the many ways to cook the crustaceans. This recipe calls for a simple baked preparation livened up with chopped pecans. We paired it with a chocolate cocktail commemorating the movies catchphrase that life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what youre gonna get. In this case we feel reasonably safe in predicting that youre gonna get a delicious drink. BOX OF CHOCOLATES COCKTAIL Start to nish: 5 minutes Servings: 1 Grenadine Finely shredded coconut 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping 2 ounces milk 1 ounce amaretto liqueur 2 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur Pour a small amount of grenadine into a small, shallow plate. Sprinkle the coconut on a second small plate. Dip the rim of a martini glass rst in the grenadine, then in the coconut to coat the rim of the glass with coconut. Pour the caramel into the bottom of the glass. In a cocktail shaker lled with ice, combine the milk, amaretto and Godiva liqueur. Shake well, then strain into the prepared glass. HONEY PECAN SHRIMP Arrange 1 pound raw, peeled and deveined shrimp on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Drizzle the shrimp with 3 tablespoons honey. Mix together 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Sprinkle over the shrimp. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup nely chopped pecans. Bake at 400F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through. Serve warm.


The Godfather is a sweeping saga of crime, punishment and the complexity of family ties. But it has its foodie side, too. Theres the ominous orange when one of these appears in the movie expect trouble. Theres the scene where Clemenza teaches Michael Corleone how to make gravy (spaghetti sauce) because you never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday. And was there ever sager culinary counsel than this? Leave the gun; take the cannoli. Heres a cocktail featuring Italian liqueur with a touch of orange to keep things interesting and some meatballs to go with your gravy. CORLEONE COCKTAIL Start to nish: 5 minutes Servings: 1 1/2 ounce Campari 1/2 ounce Amaretto liqueur Dash of bitters 1 1/2 ounces Scotch whisky Orange twist In a double old fashioned glass, stir together t h e Campari, Amaretto, bitters and Scotch. Garnish with an orange twist. ANGRY MEATBALLS In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1/2 pound of loose spicy Italian sausage with 1/2 pound lean ground beef. Form into 1-inch balls. In a large skillet over medium, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add 4 cloves thinly sliced garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add the meatballs and cook until browned and cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Used a slotted spoon to transfer the meatballs to a plate. Add 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper akes, 1 pint halved grape tomatoes and 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves to the pan. Saute for 1 minute, then season with salt and pepper. Spoon over the meatballs. Makes 24 meatballs.


The 1994 movie Forrest Gump



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The Artist is right behind with 10 nominations and also is favored to win best director for French lmmaker Michel Hazanavicius. People thought he was a little soft in the head a few years ago when Hazanavicius pitched his idea of making a black-and-white silent film the way almost no one has since the 1920s. Modern dabblers in silent cinema often take an avant-garde approach, but Hazanavicius wanted to make something for general audiences. After all, there was a time when silent movies were the only game in town, and Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and D.W. Grifth were the blockbuster lmmakers of their era. Writer-director Hazanavicius settled on a comic melodrama following the decline of a silent-lm superstar (bestactor nominee Jean Dujardin), whose career crumbles in the sound era and who nds a guardian angel in a rising talent (Berenice Bejo, a supporting-actress contender and Hazanavicius real-life romantic partner). One of my concerns was how people are going to react to a silent movie now, Hazanavicius said. I thought it was easier for people to accept, to see a silent movie if the subject is about a silent actor. As an audience, to say, OK, its a silent actor, its a silent movie. Why not? That makes sense. On a nostalgia-tinged night, it also makes sense that Billy Crystal returns as Oscar host for the rst time in eight years. The most-beloved modern Oscar emcee, Crystal is back for his ninth time, second only to Bob Hope, who was host at 19 ceremonies. Along with Hugo and The Artist, which span the early 1900s through the 1930s, key nominees cover the last century, from Steven Spielbergs World War I saga War Horse to Stephen Daldrys Sept. 11-themed drama Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Alexander Paynes contemporary family story The Descendants. All are among the nine best-picture contenders, joined by Woody Allens romantic fantasy Midnight in Paris, which time travels from today to the 1920s and earlier; Tate Taylors Deep South drama The Help, set at the start of the 1960s civil-rights movement; Bennett Millers baseball story Moneyball, chronicling the Oakland As efforts to build a winning team on a penny-pinching budget; and Terrence Malicks family drama The Tree of Life, an elegiac tale largely set in the 1950s, with sweeping glimpses back to the dawn of creation. The latter two star Brad Pitt, a bestactor nominee for Moneyball. The A-list crowd also includes acting nominees George Clooney for The Descendants, Meryl Streep for the Margaret Thatcher story The Iron Lady, Glenn Close for the Irish drama Albert Nobbs and Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh for the Marilyn Monroe tale My Week with Marilyn. Williams as Monroe and Branagh as Laurence Olivier bring another dose of old-time Hollywood to Sundays show, their lm chronicling the uneasy collaboration between the screen legends on the set of the 1957 romance The Prince and the Showgirl. The record-holder with 17 acting nominations, Golden Globe winner Streep looked like an early favorite to claim her third Oscar, which would be almost its own bit of nostalgia: She hasnt won in nearly three decades. But at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the most-accurate forecasts for Oscar night, Viola Davis beat Streep for best actress for her role as a maid taking a stand against racial prejudice in 1960s Mississippi in The Help.


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redesigned to resemble a timeless movie theater. Its a tting transformation on a night whose key nominees are Hugo and The Artist, two love songs to forebears of the ickering image. Set amid the transition from silent cinema to talking pictures in the late 1920s, The Artist is the best-picture favorite and would become the only silent movie to win top honors since the rst Oscar show 83 years ago. The leader with 11 nominations, Hugo was made by Martin Scorsese, arguably Hollywoods biggest cheerleader for the rediscovery and preservation of early lms. Adapted from Brian Selznicks childrens book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the lm centers on a boy and girl in 1930s Paris who unravel a mystery surrounding French film pioneer Georges Melies (Ben Kingsley), whose fantastical silent-era shorts of 100 years ago or more are recreated by Scorsese using the best technology modern digital Hollywood has to offer. Known for tough, violent adult stories such as Raging Bull and best-picture winner The Departed, Scorsese clearly had a ball making his rst digital 3-D lm. Using todays technology to revisit the past also imparted a sense of the innovation required by Melies to make his lms in the rst place. Every time we put the camera in a position I wanted, we discovered new ways to do things or wrong ways to do things, Scorsese said. We had to rediscover how to make movies every day, every setup.

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course, meant for each other, and Crystal was a surprisingly convincing romantic lead. This movie would be cast totally differently today. It would star Channing Tatum or Ryan Reynolds, someone great-looking. Maybe Seth Rogen. Maybe.

Monsters Inc.(2001):
Man, this movie made me cry. I mean, its one of the greatest Pixar lms, and Crystal has a delightful interplay with John Goodman as a couple of monsters who inadvertently befriend a little girl theyre supposed to frighten. But it takes a heart-wrenching turn, and that emotional impact comes from both the writing and the performances. Crystal lends his voice to Mike Wazowski, a green, one-eyed ball who looks like a hyperactive lime with spindly arms and legs. His high-pitched, whiny shtick provides the perfect contrast for Goodmans rich, gravelly vocal tones, and he brings great energy to this fast-talking, lovable little dude.

The Princess Bride(1987):

One of the greatest comedies of all time, of course, and a sentimental favorite of mine growing up. Reiners fairy tale has a strong ensemble cast full of great, memorable performances. That includes Crystals as Miracle Max, the disgruntled former employee of the evil Prince Humperdinck who creates a magical pill that brings the swashbuckling hero Westley back to life. Because hes only mostly dead, you see. Crystal described the character, with his exaggerated nose and ears and wild, gray hair, as looking like a combination of former New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel and his grandmother. He and Carol Kane have a lively, old-school banter as a bickering but loving husband and wife, like something out of a Borscht Belt comedy routine, and while hes only in one scene, its a standout.

Throw Momma From the Train(1987):

I always admired the fact that everyone involved here has the decency to acknowledge that theyre stealing from Strangers on a Train, which happens to be my favorite Hitchcock lm. This is not an homage, this is outright theft, but its respectful, and with a comic twist. In Danny DeVitos directing debut, he and Crystal co-star as two guys with nothing in common but the desire to have someone killed, so they agree to swap murders to avoid suspicion. Crystal, who plays an author, serves as the frustrated straight man among larger-than-life gures an abusive ogre of a mother, a skittish mommas boy. And every writer can relate to the anxiety of looking at a blank page (or screen) and not being able to get past the words The night was ....

OK. So this is a bit of a cheat because its a television performance. But the role was so groundbreaking, Crystal was so good in it and the show was so culturally signicant, I had to include it. In this nighttime parody of daytime soap operas, Crystal played Jodie Dallas, an openly gay character functioning as a major gure on network television, a rarity at the time.


By Susan Cohn

Friday Feb. 24, 2012


A nun, football coach, Marine going to Oscars

By Derrik J. Lang

LOS ANGELES At least one person on the Oscars red carpet wont have to worry about what to wear: Mother Dolores Hart. The 73-year-old nun, who left Hollywood in 1963 to join a monastery after starring in lms with the likes of Elvis Presley and George Hamilton, is among the nominated documentary lm subjects slated to attend Sundays 84th annual Academy Awards. Hart, who will be sporting her nuns habit, is chronicled in the short lm God Is the Bigger Elvis. Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson, the shorts lmmakers, said at a panel discussion at the motion picture academys Beverly Hills headquarters Wednesday that Mother Dolores, who is a voting member of the academy and attended the ceremony three times before she became a nun, will walk the red carpet outside the Hollywood and Highland Center on Sunday. Other nominated documentary lm subjects expected to attend the Oscars include Bill Courtney, the white coach of an all-black, inner-city high-school football team featured in Undefeated, and Sgt. Nathan Harris, a Marine injured in Afghanistan whose emotional struggle to transition back to life in North Carolina is depicted in Hell and Back Again. I would encourage you, if any of you win, to bring them to the stage, lmmaker and academy documentary branch ofcer Michael Moore, who moderated the panel discussion with the nominees, told the lmmakers. I know youve been told not to, but as the governor of your branch, I will be there, and Ill block any security that tries to prevent it. It wouldnt be the rst time the Fahrenheit 9/11 lmmaker bucked academy rules. When he won the best documentary feature trophy in 2002 for Bowling for Columbine, Moore brought the other documentary lms nominees on stage with him and was infamously met with boos and cheers when he used his acceptance speech to denounce President George Bush. Among this years features, Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner and Undefeated by T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay will face environmental epic If a Tree Falls by Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman; West Memphis Three installment Paradise Lost 3 by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky; and 3-D choreography chronicle Pina by Wim Wenders. The short lm God Is the Bigger Elvis is up against the civil-rights prole The Barber of Birmingham by Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin; Iraq War account Incident in New Baghdad by James Spione; acid attack saga Saving Face by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy; and disaster portrait The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom by Lucy Walker.

Firth, Portman, Bale and Leo to present at Oscars


LOS ANGELES All four acting winners from last years Academy Awards are returning to this weekends Oscars as presenters. Organizers say Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo will be there to hand out awards Sunday. Last years lead-acting prizes went to Firth for The Kings Speech and Portman for Black Swan. Bale and Leo won the supporting honors for The Fighter. Among this seasons contenders are lead performers George Clooney for The Descendants, Viola Davis for The Help, Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady and Jean Dujardin for The Artist. The supporting favorites are Octavia Spencer for The Help and Christopher Plummer for Beginners.

THE CULT OF BEAUTY: THE VICTORIAN AVANTE-GARDE, 18601900. The women are there at San Franciscos Legion of Honor. The wives and mistresses of the British Aesthetic Movement artists, they gaze from their frames at their 21st century admirers. Chief among the beauties is the Irish artists model Jo Hiffernan, James McNeill Whistlers paramour and muse, who is the haunting gure in his 1862 Symphony in White No. 1: The White Girl (notorious for its inclusion in Pariss famed Salon des Refuss of 1863). Her magnicent portrait, which normally resides in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is only one of more than 180 superb artworks now on view at the Legion that express the manifold ways that avant-garde attitudes permeated Victorian material culture: the traditional high art of painting, fashionable trends in architecture and interior decoration, handmade and manufactured furnishings for the artistic home, art photography and new modes of dress. The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 18601900 was previously on view at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Muse dOrsay in Paris. The Legion of Honor is the exclusive U.S. venue. British Aestheticism radically redened the relationships between the artist and society, between the ne arts and design, and between art and both ethics and criticism. The iconoclastic belief that arts sole purpose is to be beautiful on its own formal terms stood in direct opposition to Victorian societys commitment to arts role as moral educator. The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 18601900 traces the movements evolution from a small circle of progressive artists and poets, through the achievements of innovative painters and architects, to its broad impact on fashion and the middle-class home. Originating curator Dr. Lynn Federle Orr explains, Like a ne Victorian novel, the story of the Aesthetic Movement is one centered around serious social debatesshifting class structures, the confrontation between science and religion, arts place in society, the impact of new market forces and a unique emphasis on the middle-class

James McNeill Whistlers 1862 Symphony in White No.1:The White Girl, on exhibit in The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 18601900, at San Franciscos Legion of Honor through June 17.
home. The exhibition explores this search for a new beauty in the design creations and paintings of Whistler, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and their circle. The necessity of decorating their own homes led these bohemian characters to create furnishings of elegant and forthright formfurniture, wallpaper, textiles and decorative objects of every typeutilizing traditional methods of construction and incorporating stylized motifs into their surface ornamentation. William Morriss Fruit (or Pomegranate) wallpaper (1866) combines plant forms observed rst hand as well as more stylized representations found in woodcuts, illuminated manuscripts and tapestries. Exhibition visitors may wonder why beautiful aesthetic paintings, such as Frederic Leightons sensual Pavonia (18581859) and the Pre-Raphaelite William Holman Hunts, Il Dolce Far Niente, (1866), shocked the conventional Victorian public.

An early highpoint underscores the Victorian avant-garde belief that art exists only to be beautiful, as suggested by their rallying cry Art for Arts Sake. Architect and designer Edward William Godwins signature ebonized sideboard (18651875) reveals the deceptively modern result he achieved by mining historic sources. Showcased is the virtuoso collaboration between Godwin and Whistler: a glorious piece of furniture titled Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Butterfly Cabinet (18771878). Inspiration from various disparate cultural and historic traditions is epitomized by William Eden Nesfields Anglo-Japanese screen (1867). A March 11 event at the Legion of Honor re-creates London during the time of Oscar Wilde, permitting a close look at the Aesthetic Movement. On this special day in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists Salon, the personalities of the Victorian avant-garde come to life. Sit down and gaze into the eyes of Elizabeth Siddal and converse with William Morris. The Artists Salon brings the Legion of Honor galleries to life while you take your turn at sketching models. The program also includes special guests from Dark Garden Corsetry in San Franciscos Hayes Valley neighborhood. Learn about the evolution of Victorian fashion from corsets to the Aesthetic ideal. Representatives and artisans will be on site to teach you about the histories of womens and mens fashions in the era. The themes of subsequent Cult of Beauty events are Sunday, March 18: Fantasy, Science, and Magic; Sunday, April 8: A Victorian Easter Wonderland; and Sunday, May 12: Muses, Music & Divas by leading academics Peter Trippi and Tim Barringer. The Legion of Honor Museum is located in Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco. Museum hours are TuesdaySunday, 9:30 a.m.5:15 p.m; closed on Mondays. For information about admission prices, docent tours and lectures and activities related to the exhibit, visit or call (415) 750-3600. The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 18601900 runs through June 17.
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Sunday, March 18


Friday Feb. 24, 2012

achievement and should do well in the technical categories (it leads all lms with 11 nominations). The heavy-handed Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close doesnt even belong here. then Jean Dujardin won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor beating Clooney, among others and the tidal wave of love that showered over him that night was an indication that this town is rmly behind The Artist in every way. It is an impressive performance in a demanding role, and Dujardin is undeniably charming; hes got this young Gene-Kelly thing going. And so a win for Dujardin will be part of a big night for this little black-and-white movie. (For the record, Id love to see Brad Pitt win. His performance as Oakland As general manager Billy Beane in Moneyball allows him to show everything he can do in one place, and hes due.)


GERMAIN: When Christopher Plummer was quoting Hamlet in the original Klingon 20 years ago in Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, the esteemed Shakespearean actor clearly had a grand time hamming up the Bard in outer space. Yet with Plummers bumpy Klingon cranium and eyepatch riveted to his skull, he looked like a guy resigned never to earn his critical due in Hollywood. Star Trek may pay well, but its not all that kind to an actors reputation. After a nearly 60-year career that includes roles in such Oscar winners and contenders as The Sound of Music, The Insider and A Beautiful Mind, Plummer nally picked up his rst Oscar nomination two years ago as Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station. At 82, Plummer is set to become the oldest acting winner ever for Beginners, a down-to-earth role thats worlds away from the Klingon empire. Plummer is joyously genuine as a widower who lived the lie of straight family man most of his life but comes out as gay for a few twilight years of fun, frolic and nally connecting with the son who never really knew him growing up. The lms a testament to Tom Robbins line that its never too late to have a happy childhood. And for Plummer, that its never too late to earn your due as one of the class acts of the big screen.

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Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse. GERMAIN: The buzz began at Cannes, as last Mays crowd considered the prospects of The Artist, a last-minute addition to the worlds most prestigious lm festival competition. Heres what the Cannes festival program promised for this throwback to silent cinema: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the skys the limit major movie stardom awaits. Before The Artist premiered, Cannes critics asked one another, Do you suppose its really silent? And they thought: How unlike the usual Cannes snoot-fest. This one actually could be fun. Well, The Artist has been great fun ever since, winning Jean Dujardin the Cannes best-actor prize as George, launching him and fellow Oscar nominee Berenice Bejo to worldwide celebrity, and charming fans with its grand black-and-white visuals, its sweet comic melodrama, its rich score and sound effects, its show-stopping dance numbers, and its adorable canine co-star Uggie. Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius delivers a glorious dose of nostalgia with hip, modern air, creating what will be the only silent lm to win best picture since the rst year at the Oscars 83 years ago. For the principals of The Artist Hazanavicius, Dujardin, Bejo, Uggie major movie stardom no longer awaits. Its here. LEMIRE: I am not nearly as enamored of The Artist as Dave is. I think its a very lovingly crafted, meticulously detailed gimmick. Its sweet but it drags; the dog is the best part. But everyone in this town is clinging to the nostalgia this film offers, pining for the moment in history that it captures, so Im just going to have to surrender to the juggernaut and acknowledge that its going to win best picture. For a little while last year, it looked like The Descendants was your front-runner; many consider it Alexander Paynes best lm. If it were up to me, The Tree of Life would win; Terrence Malicks gorgeous meditation on the origin of the universe is the real accomplishment here gorgeous, ambitious and challenging. Im just happy it was nominated. Hugo, Martin Scorseses rst lm in beautifully immersive 3-D, is a great visual

Nominees: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Alexander Payne, The Descendants; Martin Scorsese, Hugo; Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris; Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life. GERMAIN: At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Kristen Wiig and her Bridesmaids co-stars Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy came up with a funny drinking game involving the last name of Martin Scorsese, whose pronunciation they hilariously debated. Good thing awards season has given presenters plenty of chances to practice pronouncing the name of the directing frontrunner Scorseses up against. Michel Hazanavicius (ha-zahn-a-VISH-us) has gone from solid success at home in France with his OSS 117 spy romps to international innovator for his crazy little idea to resurrect the silent lm. Hazanavicius came up with a lovely story lovingly told, combining sumptuous music, stylish costumes, gorgeous black-andwhite images and only the barest whisper of spoken dialogue into an experience thats nothing short of transporting. Charles Chaplin continued making silent lms well into the sound era, and Mel Brooks scored a comic hit with his spoof Silent Movie. But no lmmaker of modern times really took silence seriously until Hazanavicius, who bucked every trend of kaleidoscopic color, ear-shattering sound and digitized 3-D visual spectacle to make old Hollywood fresh and new again. For that, and for the great lm he made, hell get his Oscar.

Nominees: Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs; Viola Davis, The Help; Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady; Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn. GERMAIN: Itll be sad to see Meryl Streep go home a loser again. The performer with a record 17 acting nominations has won twice, but its been 29 years since her last victory, and Streeps impeccable transformation into former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher looked like her best shot for a third Oscar. Likewise, Michelle Williams remarkable embodiment of Marilyn Monroe is her own best chance after three nominations and an opportunity for Hollywood to pay some respect-by-association to Monroe, who never was nominated for an Oscar herself. But Viola Davis will mop up Sunday night. Davis, Streeps co-star and fellow nominee for 2008s Doubt, brings boundless grace, humor, erceness and resilience to her role as a black maid in the 1960s Deep South who joins other housekeepers in sharing tales of life with their haughty, racist white employers. Critics could snipe that Hollywood hasnt come that far since Hattie McDaniel became the rst black to win an acting Oscar for playing a maid in 1939s Gone with the Wind. Yet Davis and co-star Octavia Spencer, the supporting-actress favorite, stamp an unforgettable human face on the help a class of people typically treated as drab and anonymous by Hollywood yet elevated here to nobility.

Nominees: Berenice Bejo, The Artist; Jessica Chastain, The Help; Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids; Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs; Octavia Spencer, The Help. LEMIRE: It would be a complete hoot to see Melissa McCarthy win. A longtime standup comic and former member of the Los Angeles improv theatre The Groundlings, she would give an acceptance speech wed never forget. Plus it would be nice to see the Academy acknowledge the difculty of doing this kind of comedy right; McCarthy is a complete scene-stealer as an inappropriate, brash bridesmaid, taking the role to dangerous and unexpected places. But Octavia Spencer is the favorite here, and justiably so. In an ensemble cast of strong women (including fellow nominees Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain), she shines as a put-upon maid who dares to tell the truth in the 1960s South. Spencers very presence radiates joy and grace, humor and heart. Her scenes with Chastain offer the possibility of healing and redemption during an ugly, tumultuous time. And given that shes been winning pretty much every award leading up to the Oscars, we know shell give a memorable speech Sunday night herself.

Nominees: Demian Bichir, A Better Life; George Clooney, The Descendants; Jean Dujardin, The Artist; Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Brad Pitt, Moneyball. LEMIRE: A month ago, I would have picked George Clooney to win this. His performance as a father struggling to raise his two daughters while their mother is in a coma while also accepting the revelation that shes been having an affair and deciding how to handle an important land deal that will alter his familys royal Hawaiian legacy felt like a rare regular-guy role. He was nally an ordinary, middle-aged man dealing with ordinary, middle-aged problems, and its some of the best work of his eclectic, sterling career. But

Nominees: Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn; Jonah Hill, Moneyball; Nick Nolte, Warrior; Christopher Plummer, Beginners; Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.


the majority of Californians, not just to their own, so this is just a continuation of that process, he said. I think weve laid the groundwork for improving our standing in the state, but its a long journey for us. Its going to be a long journey for the party because we didnt emphasize the fundamentals of party-building enough over the last decade. Republicans now make up just 30 percent of registered California voters, while Democrats have nearly 44 percent. More than 21 percent of voters now say they have no party preference up 5 percentage points from 2003, when Republican registration was about 5 percentage points higher and Democrats were around the same as they are now. This weekends meeting will feature three town halls showcasing demographic groups the party has historically overlooked but now hopes to appeal to: Asian-Americans, Hispanics and young voters. Ricky Gill, a 24-year-old IndianAmerican who is challenging Democratic incumbent Jerry McNerney in a San Joaquin Valley congressional seat, will be a featured speaker at the young voters forum on Saturday. In recent years, California Republican Party conventions also have been marked by internal political feuds, as party moderates have challenged conservatives to be more pragmatic. Del Beccaro declined to say whether hes deliberately trying to keep the spotlight off divisive social issues such as abortion and gay marriage at the Fridayto-Sunday gathering. Instead, he said Republicans are focusing on the economy, their support for a state spending cap and Californias $9.2 billion budget decit. Theres nothing about me that lives in the negative, he said. Im doing things because I want to, not because Im afraid of what else is going on. Still, party delegates are scheduled to vote on a new platform that would continue the GOPs movement to the right by drawing attention to exactly those issues. It emphasizes free enterprise economics, traditional marriage, two-parent families, opposition to abortion and ending Californias practice of providing election ballots in multiple languages. We believe public policy and education should not be exploited to present or teach homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. We oppose samesex partner benets, child custody, and adoption, reads one of the sections. Republicans in the Legislature opposed a bill that was passed last year and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies lessons. Gingrich is the only presidential hopeful scheduled to address the gathering. Pawlenty, a former candidate for the nomination who now supports Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, also is among the speakers, along with Reince Preibus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. dancers Erin Yarbrough-Stewart and Jonathan Powell brings it to life with such erotic grace that the audience is held breathless by the sheer beauty of their movements. Smuin programs generally conclude with some knock-out, choreography to songs by popular singers songs, such as Elvis Presley. This time its Dear Miss Cline, by resident choreographer, Amy Seiwert, to songs by the late country and pop singer Patsy Cline. Ive been watching Seiwert, a former dancer with the Sacramento Ballet and Smuin Ballet, ever since Michael Smuin gave her the rst shot at choreographing for his company. I watched her grow from the rst works, clearly inuenced by Michael until she proves in Dear Miss Cline she is now a secure choreographer in her own right. As could be expected from the Cline songs she choreographed, including my favorite: Bill Bailey Wont You Please Come Home? its a fun romp for the young company in down-home, hoedown country dancing. Seiwert throws in some unique new movements that put this a cut above run-of-the mill country choreography. So, the Smuin Ballet under Ceila Fushille marches on until its Spring Concert, mostly new works, at the Mountain View Center of the Performing Arts in April. interest is also earned while the district has the money. From the rst loan, Parungao estimates the net cost to the district will be $3,581. The real cost to the district is time. Were consistently losing human resources because of cuts, he said. Applying for such a short-term loan can take two to three weeks. Parungao has dedicated more than that this year as the district is going for a second round. The San Carlos Elementary School District will also be looking to a shortterm loan. Superintendent Craig Baker said the board annually approves such a nancing measure but normally doesnt have to use it. Jill Fredericksen, budget analyst for the San Carlos district, said it may need to go for a $7.7 million short-term loan money the district should receive next month. Baker wasnt a fan of needing the funding bridge but recognized its a reality. Borrowing money isnt new for local districts. Its a solution some turned to in both 2009 and 2010.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24 George Menzoian Honorary Blood Drive. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ben Franklin Hotel, 44 E. Third Ave., San Mateo. Free breakfast for each donor. Please visit to schedule your life-saving appointment, select Donate Blood and enter sponsor code: george. For more information visit Filolis 2012 Season Opening Celebration Daffodil Daydreams. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, 86 Caada Road, Woodside. Daffodil Daydreams features three days of talks, demonstrations, activities for families, garden walks with horticulturalists and the first fine art exhibit of the 2012 visiting season. Free for current members of Filoli and children under 5. $15 adults. $12 seniors. $5 students. For more information visit or call 364-8300 ext. 508. Americas Fifth Annual Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The San Mateo Event Center, Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. The festival features many vendors of crafts and creative arts. Free workshops and seminars will also be offered. Parking $8. Admission free. For more information visit Mah Jong for beginners. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. No experience needed. Drop-in play is encouraged. Free. For more information call 595-7444. Data Seminars. 2 p.m. Elections Office, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. The seminar is designed for candidates and their staff interested in learning more about obtaining voter data and its many uses. RSVPs are requested. Seminar open to public. Free. For more information or to RSVP call 312-5293. Tall Ships to Open for Tours and Excursions. Walk-on tours 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Port of Redwood City, 675 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City. Two tall ships will visit the Port of Redwood City this month and welcome visitors for tours and entertaining sailing programs. $3 donation per person. For more information visit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for San Mateo Weight Watchers Store. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, 4060 El Camino Real, San Mateo. Join Weight Watchers, the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, and local merchants as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the new San Mateo Weight Watchers Store with a ribbon cutting ceremony presided over by Deputy Mayor David Lin. A reception with refreshments and healthy mocktails will follow. Everyone welcome. Free. For more information call 286-0358. Sequoia High Schools 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. Nickelodeons Dora the Explorer Live! Doras Pirate Adventure. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. $24.25 to $41.50. For more information call 369-7770 or visit 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 Spencers 1960 novella of the same name and the 1962 film. $25 general. $15 for students and seniors. For more information and for tickets visit or call 508-3729. Journey Unauthorized. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $15. For more information call 3697770 or visit Kevin Wong Keyboards. 9 p.m. Flight Lounge, 971 Laurel St., San Carlos. Free. For more information visit SATURDAY, FEB. 25 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. 8 a.m. Central Peninsula Church, 1005 Shell Blvd, Foster City. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-Step program for people who want help in recovering from food addiction, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. For more information call 5040034.

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to be the headline attraction on Saturday, along with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. After losing the race for California governor and all other statewide ofces in 2010, the Republican Partys fortunes fell further in 2011 when an independent commission created new electoral maps that reduced the number of districts in which Republicans are favored in the state Senate, Assembly and Congress. Party officials invested months of energy on a costly lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court to overturn the new maps that were drawn by a voterapproved commission that the party once backed. The state Republican party also has spent more than $2.3 million on an initiative campaign asking voters to overturn the maps, which is expected to qualify soon for the November ballot. Critics within the party say that money would have been better spent helping candidates in districts expected to have close races or registering new voters. Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, who took over the top post last year, remains undaunted. He said he is focusing on the fundamentals, including voter registration, communication with voters and building support teams in communities throughout the state. From day one, if you remember, I said the party needed to start talking to

San Bruno American Legion Post No. 409 Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 757 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or sausage, French toast, juice, coffee and tea will be served. $7 per person. $5 for children under 10. For more information visit E-Waste Recycle Fundraiser. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Peninsula Family YMCA, 1877 S. Grant St., San Mateo. Bring your old computers, phones, televisions and more. All proceeds from this event will provide financial assistance for youth and adult programs. Free. For more information call 294-2608. Child ID Event. 10 a.m. to Noon. Jigsaw Java, 846 Main St., Redwood City. New York Lifes Child I.D. program is designed to help children in our community learn how to stay safe in the home, at play or wherever they happen to be. It also provides a comfortable way to develop relationships with young families, businesses, schools and non-profit organizations in your community by hosting a safety-oriented event where all children receive a New York Lifeissued Child I.D. Free. For more information call 364-3634. Child Identification Event. 10 a.m. to noon. Jigsaw Java, 846 Main St., Redwood City. Come visit Jigsaw Java for face painting and free play and learn what you can do to create a happy, safe environment for children while your child will receive a free identification card. For more information call 364-3634. Tall Ships to Open for Tours and Excursions. Walk-on tours. 10 a.m. to 1 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 Filolis 2012 Season Opening Celebration Daffodil Daydreams. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, 86 Caada Road, Woodside. Daffodil Daydreams features three days of talks, demonstrations, activities for families, garden walks with horticulturalists and the first fine art exhibit of the 2012 visiting season. Free for current members of Filoli and children under 5. $15 adults. $12 seniors. $5 students. For more information visit or call 364-8300 ext. 508. Americas 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 Nickelodeons Dora the Explorer Live! Doras Pirate Adventure. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. $24.25 to $41.50. For more information call 369-7770 or visit Success Stories Live. 11:30 a.m. Weight Watchers, 4060 El Camino Real, San Mateo. Help celebrate the achievements of seven area residents. Free. For more information contact Melinda Meier at For more events visit, click Calendar.

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It remains as good as ever, even with some substantial changes in personnel over the following years. If I needed to characterize the performers equally cast in numbers with male and female dancers in a few words it would be athletic grace, as they are called upon to perform modern, new, complex and often tortured athletic movements as well as the classical. Its like a finely tuned dancing machine in which there arent any principal performers but all of equal quality and interchangeable in all of the companys roles from elegant classical to modern whimsy. Perhaps, the title ballet is insufcient to describe this company because it serves equally as a modern dance company. The program opens with Tango Palace, a sultry and wildly sexy tribute to the tango by Smuin himself, usually danced in dimly lit dives by slinky lower-class residents of Argentina. But Smuin added touches of whimsy, such as a sequence of two males rejected as dancing partners by the women in the room doing a satirical version of the passion of normally heterosexual dancing partnerships, showing how furious

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SMUIN BALLET WINTER PROGRAM PERFORMED BY: Smuin Ballet Company WHERE: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts,corner of Castro and Mercy streets,Mountain View WHEN: 8 p.m.Friday;2 p.m.and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.Sunday through Sunday Feb.26 TICKETS:$49-$62 CONTACT: Box ofce at (650) 9036000 or visit
and ridiculous some of the movements are to American eyes as they throw each other around the dance oor to sounds of traditional Latin music. The company moves on to another work by Smuin, Sabat Mater, to the somber music of the same name by Antonin Dvorak. It was inspired by events of 9/11 and poses the eternal question about the meaning of loss and death. It features a very moving pas de deux by Susan Roemer grieving the loss of her man, danced by Joshua Reynolds. Michael Smuins romantic pas de deux Eternal Idol, to the music of Frederic Chopin, was the show stealer of the evening. Based on a statue of a nude couple in an embrace by August Rodin, For other local districts, the college funding change will mean more work. Most revenue limit districts are paid through a combination of local property taxes and state funds. For example, for this school year, the Redwood City Elementary School District estimated its revenue limit funding would be $45.9 million, which is made up of $17.3 million in property tax and $ 28.6 million in state aid, said Chief Business Ofcial Raul Parungao. Now, the local property tax will go to the college district. Redwood City will still get $45.9 million but all the money will come from the state, which has been deferring payments. To ensure employees are paid and the lights in classrooms stay on, the Redwood City Elementary School District needs to take out short-term loans. This year, the district turned to a $12.59 million loan in October and will need to take out another for at least $6 million in May to cover cash-ow needs through the end of the school year, said Parungao. Of course the district faces interest payments on the loan, but Parungao notes

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immediate benet from the change it shouldnt be impacted by the recently announced state shortfall to Californias community colleges. Earlier this week, California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott announced the 112campus system faces an additional $149 million decit because of lower-thanexpected property tax revenue and greater demand for student fee waivers. At the start of the year, the college district was revenue limit. As such, it budgeted conservatively. With the basic aid status, property tax funding and state fees are more than the estimated budget, explained Kathy Blackwood, interim executive vice chancellor for the SMCCD. So, being basic aid doesnt get us any more money, but it does mean that we are partially protected from deeper cuts, she said.


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ASE# CIV 511403 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 Paulson Alappatt Jose TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Paulson Alappatt Jose filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Paulson Alappatt Jose Proposed name: Paulson Jose Alappatt 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 27, 2012 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: Daily Journal Filed: 02/16/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/16/2012 (Published 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248717 The following person is doing business as: V. N. V Painting, 385 C St. #2, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Viktor Nikitsiy, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Viktor Nikitsiy / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/02/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/03/12, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248925 The following persons are doing business as: Lewis & Co., 1216 El Camino Real, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following ownesr: Gerald Lewis & Jamie Lewis, 1300 Magnolia Ave., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070. The business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Gerald Lewis / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/16/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12).

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CASE# CIV 511758 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 Bradley James Bates TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner,Bradley James Bates filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Bradley James Bates. Proposed name: Samantha Morgan James 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 April 3, 2012 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: Daily Journal Filed: 02/16/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/16/2012 (Published 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12)

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT of USE of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #237990 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Philantheropedia, 24 Shearer Dr., Atherton, CA 94027. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in County on 03/12/10. The business was conducted by: Noprofit Knowldge Network, same address. /s/ Deyan Vitanov / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248459 The following person is doing business as: Slapp Factory Ent., 111 Industrial Rd. #2, BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Robert Colhour, 603 Woodside Way, #1, San Mateo, CA 94401. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2011 /s/ Robert Colhour / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/17/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/03/12, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12).


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0099162 Title Order No. 11-0080113 APN No. 032-166-110 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ERMAN DANILIO BRAVO AND MARGARITA BRAVO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/17/2006 and recorded 1/24/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-010798, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, will sell on 03/09/2012 at 12:30PM, At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice, 400 County Center, Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 511 NORTH CLAREMONT STREET, SAN MATEO, CA, 94401. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other com-mon designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $502,898.36. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an AS IS condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. DATED: 02/11/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.153503 2/17, 2/24, 3/02/2012

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248450 The following person is doing business as:, 4060 El Camino Real, #6, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Robin Evans, 4300 The Woods Dr. #1402, San Jose, CA 95136. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012 /s/ Robin Evans / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/17/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/03/12, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248669 The following person is doing business as: Subway 15994, 1308 West Hillsdale Blvd., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Gurjit Singh Multani, 4350 Calypso Terrace, Fremont, CA 94555. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Gurjit Singh Multani / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/31/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/03/12, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248731 The following person is doing business as: E. N. Construction, 385 C St. #2, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Eduord Nikitskiy, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Eduord Nikitskiy / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/02/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/03/12, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248803 The following person is doing business as: Ricardo Casillas Mobile Pro Perty Maintenance, 401 Bermuda Dr. #19, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Ricardo Casillas, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Ricardo Casillas / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248429 The following person is doing business as: Bay Area Moving Company, 867 Huntington Ave #5, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Armondo Aguilar Flores, 784 Walnut St., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Armondo Aguilar Flores / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/13/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248767 The following person is doing business as: A & J International, 2001 Fairmont Dr., SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Ruan Zhao, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Ruan Zhao / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248802 The following person is doing business as: Stanley Fabrication, 1188 King St. #C, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 is hereby registered by the following owner: Marshall Lawrence Mckerchie, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012. /s/ Marshall Mckerchie / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248814 The following person is doing business as: Z Ultimate Self Defense Studios, 1100 Park Pl. #50, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Park Place, LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/01/2011. /s/ Carrie Blockholt / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248831 The following person is doing business as: 1) City Scaffold co., 2) City Scaffold Company, 816 Peninsula ave., #B, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Igor Vassiliev, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Igor Vassiliev / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/09/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248662 The following person is doing business as: David Jocop, 2601 Middlefeild Rd., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: David Jocop, 103 N. El Dorado St., #A, San Mateo, CA 94401. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ David Jocop / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/31/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248769 The following person is doing business as: Mann Chow, Inc., dba Leanns Cafe, 997 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Mann Chow, 500 Waterlily Lane, Redwood City, CA 94065. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/01/2002. /s/ Mann Chow / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248852 The following person is doing business as: OMG Enterprise, 10 Rollins Rd., #114, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Yim Chan, 56 Melra Ct., San Francisco, CA 94134. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Yim Chan / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/10/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248800 The following person is doing business as: Be Fresh, Baby, 1109 Haddon Dr. #3, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: April Lavina Monio, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ April Monio / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249002 The following person is doing business as: Bitiotic, 35 Poplar Ave, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Patrick Tullmann, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Patrick Tullmann / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/22/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248948 The following person is doing business as: ManageWater, 430 Nimitz Ave., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 is hereby registered by the following owner: Margaret Laporte, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Margaret Laporte / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/17/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248856 The following person is doing business as: Mos Limo Service, 2000 Crystal Springs Rd. #307, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Mohamed Kamal, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Mohamed Kamal / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/10/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248886 The following person is doing business as: Tops CA 1201, 5 Creekridge Ct., SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Susan Aumack, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Susan Aumackl / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/13/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249001 The following person is doing business as: Malament Management and Consulting, 800 Polhemus Rd. #33, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Joshua William Low Malament, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A /s/ Joshua William Low Malament / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/22/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248585 The following person is doing business as: Gas-Rite, 402 N. El Camino Rd., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jocelyn J. Stemmler, 1850 Cannon Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94597. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Jocelyn J. Stemmler / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/25/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248923 The following person is doing business as: Organic Bag Lunch, 421 Elder Ave., MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Karen Chinl, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012 /s/ Organic Bag Lunch / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/16/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12).

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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

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SONY TRINITRON 36" TV with Remote Good Condition $49 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

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

298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My Head" See: 650-204-0587 $75 2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1 clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902 200 1940 Baseball Cards $100 or B/O (650)481-5296 65 EUROPEAN Used Postage Stamps. Some issued before 1920. All different. Includes stamps from England, France, and Germany. $5.00 650-787-8600 85 USED Postage Stamps All different from 1920's - 1990's. Includes air mail stamps and famous Americans stamps. $4 SOLD ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS (650)345-1111 bag $30.each,

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

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

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, 53X66, $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, 26L x 21W x 21H, $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, 30x54, $25. SSF (650)583-8069 MODULAR DESK/BOOKCASE/STORAGE unit - Cherry veneer, white laminate, $75., (650)888-0039 OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with pen holder and paper holder. Brand new, in the box. $10 (650)867-2720 OVAL DINING Room table " birch" finish with 2 leaves 4 chairs, 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

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 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

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

210 Lost & Found

FOUND AT Chase Bank parking lot in Burlingame 3 volume books "temple" and others 650 344-6565 FOUND JAN 3: digital camera in parking lot near Pillar Point Harbor. If yours, contact me with description. 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.

300 Toys
BILINGUAL POWER lap top 6 actividaes $18 650 349-6059 RADIO-CONTROL SAILBOAT: Robbie model. Power: Futabas ATTAK, 75.750 mghz.Excellent condition, ready to use. Needs batteries. $60.00 650-341- 3288

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379 VINTAGE FISHING LURES - (10) at between $45. & $100. each, CreekChub, Helin Tackle, Arbogast, some in original boxes, (650)257-7481

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248460 The following person is doing business as: Magic Fingahz Productions, 111 Industrial Rd. #2, BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Semisi Peau Fonua, 603 Woodside Way, #1, San Mateo, CA 94401. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2011 /s/ Semisi Peau Fonua / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 01/17/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/03/12, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12).

303 Electronics
18 INCH TV Monitor with built-in DVD with remote, $21. Call (650)308-6381 3 SHELF SPEAKERS - 8 OM, $15. each, (650)364-0902 3 TVS 4 DVD players VCRs, ect. almost free. Nothing over $9 (650)308-6381 32 TOSHIBA Flat screen TV like new, bought 9/9/11 with box. $300 Firm. (415)264-6605 46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95., (650)878-9542 FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767 LAPTOP. ACER Inspire One, 160 Gb HD. $75. SOLD PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25., (650)637-8244 PRINTER. HP Office Jet All-in-One. New. $50. SOLD PS2 GAME console $75.00 (650)591-4710

294 Baby Stuff

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

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

296 Appliances
BISSELL UPRIGHT vacuum cleaner clear view model $45 650-364-7777 CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 HOVER WIND tunnel vacuum. Like new $60 SOLD RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, excellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038

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306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436


306 Housewares
25 LOVELY Vases all sizes $1 to $3 each ( Florist Delight ) 650 755-9833 3 LARGE Blue Ceramic Pots $10 each 650 755-9833 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720 CEILING FAN multi speed, brown and bronze $45. (650)592-2648 DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevated toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461 LAMPS - 2 southwestern style lamps with engraved deer. $85 both, obo, (650)343-4461 MIXER & CITRUS JUICE combo by Ham. Beach - sturdy model, used, c.70's $22.,SOLD! PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated. $100. (650) 867-2720 SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack with turntable $60. (650)592-7483 SUSHI SET - Blue & white includes 4 of each: chopsticks, plates, chopstick holders, still in box, $9., (650)755-8238

Friday Feb. 24, 2012

308 Tools
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


310 Misc. For Sale

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 5 CUP electric coffee marker $8.00 650 368-3037 5 PHOTOGRAPHIC civil war books plus 4 volumes of Abraham Lincoln war years books $90 B/O must see 650 345-5502 7 UNDERBED STORAGE BINS - Vinyl with metal frame, 42 X 18 X 6, zipper closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902 9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra large, good condition, $10. each obo, (650)349-6059 AMERICAN HERITAGE books 107 Volumes Dec.'54-March '81 $99/all (650)345-5502 ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 AREA RUG - 8x8 round, 100% wool pile, color ivory, black, fiber 97% wood, 3% silk, country style, Burl, $90., (650)3475104 ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10) Norman Rockwell and others $10 each 650-364-7777 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD hardback books. 4 at $3.00 each or all for $10., Call (650)341-1861

310 Misc. For Sale

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

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

316 Clothes
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

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

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

RACCOON TRAP 32" long by 10" wide 12" high, SOLD! SESAME STREET toilet seat excellent condition $12 650 349-6059 SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712 SHOWER POOR custom made 48 x 69 $70 (650)692-3260 SONY PROJECTION TV Good condtion, w/ Remote, Black $100 (650)345-1111 SPEAKER STANDS - Approx. 30" tall. Black. $50 for the pair, (650)594-1494 STUART WOODS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 TENT $30.00 (650)591-4710 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

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

BOOK - Fighting Aircraft of WWII, Janes, 1000 illustrations, $65., (650)593-8880 BOOK NATIONAL Geographic National Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858 BOXES MOVING storage or office assorted sizes 50 cents /each (50 total) 650-347-8061 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

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 MENS jeans - Size 42/30, well faded, excellent condition, $10., (650)595-3933 MANS 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 MENS 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.

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

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

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

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Woolly grazers 5 It follows John 9 Defunct Olympic sport 13 Dieters snack? 16 On __ with 17 Crop production toast? 18 57 Spud who won an NBA Slam Dunk contest 19 Words before coming or out 20 Telegraph sound 21 Lover of Psyche 22 Artists pad 25 Ability to detect a certain orientation 27 Not like at all 30 PLO part 32 Boxing statistic 33 Actress Thurman 34 Saint in red 36 Raised entrance area 38 Ave. paralleling Park 39 Useless footwear 41 Switz. neighbor 42 Soul 44 Waist-length jackets 45 Gray gp. 46 Stray chasers 48 Not own outright, with on 49 Pique 50 Debate choices 52 Piano sonatas, usually 54 It covers all the bases 55 Tuna of the Pacific 57 Golden __ 61 Rice from New Orleans 62 Buckaroo at sea? 65 It has banks in Germany and Poland 66 Dance and theater in Texas? 67 Red areas, once: Abbr. 68 Case workers, briefly 69 The greater part DOWN 1 Do some glass cutting, perhaps 2 Take it easy! 3 Goes astray 4 Declining from old age 5 Bavarian carp? 6 Friend of Fidel 7 Knotted 8 Mistletoe piece 9 Played with, in a way 10 One giving pep talks between acts of Carmen? 11 Maternity ward? 12 Balls 14 __-1: Ghostbusters auto 15 Relatively cool red giant 23 Fail in business 24 With 35-Down, fairs, and a hint to making sense of this puzzles pairs of adjacent 10-letter answers 26 Acknowledgments 27 Pacific dance 28 Pews, at times? 29 Intersection where cabs hang out? 31 Joie de vivre 34 Tropical ringtailed critter 35 See 24-Down 37 H.S. sophs may take it 40 Basies __Clock Jump 43 Auto club employees 47 Hot tea hazard 49 Ojibwa home 51 Young pig 53 Thailand neighbor 54 New Mexico ski resort 56 Buried treasure site, often 58 Iberian river 59 Disintegrates 60 Part of MS-DOS: Abbr. 63 Dr. Moms forte 64 __ in Charlie

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 HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. private owner, (650)349-1172 HOHNER CUE stick guitar HW 300 G Handcrafted $75 650 771-8513 PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110. (650)376-3762

FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking daisies, green & white, SOLD! GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact $50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City HANGING PLANTER. 2-black plasticcoated steel, 20" wide, 10" deep. With chains, hooks. Both for $35 (650)630-2329 HARDBACK BOOKS - Complete set, 6 volumes, by Winston S. Churchill, 2nd WW, published 1948-1953, great condition, dustjackets, $90.all, (650)347-5104 HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, perfect condition $65 650 867-2720 JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS - 3 hardback @$3. each, 5 paperbacks @$1. each, (650)341-1861 JANET EVANOVICH (4) hardback books $3/each (8) paperback books $1/each 650-341-1861 JEWELRY DISPLAY CASE - Handmade, portable, wood & see through lid to open, 45L, 20W, 3H, $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


312 Pets & Animals

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

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

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 316 Clothes

49ER SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992 BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 "EVERLAST FOR HER" Machine to help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037 13 ASSORTED GOLF CLUBS- Good Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059. BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard $35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message. BOYS BOXING gloves $8. 341-8342 DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 dimeter, Halex brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF BALLS in new carton Dunlop, Wilson, & Top Flight $9.00 650 341-8342 GOLF SET. 6 clubs with Sports bag and cart. $100. SOLD. Sun Mtn.

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

By Ian Livengood (c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.



Friday Feb. 24, 2012

325 Estate Sales 470 Rooms
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


620 Automobiles
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

318 Sports Equipment

TWO YOGA Videos. Never used, one with Patrisha Walden, one by Rebok with booklet. Both $6 (650)755-8238 WATER SKI'S - Gold cup by AMFA Voit $40., (650)574-4586 YOUTH GOLF Bag great condition with six clubs putter, drivers and accessories $65. 650-358-0421




990 Magnolia Ave. Apt. 4 Saturday Only Feb. 25 9 am - 3 pm
Furniture, Clothing, Collectibles & Dolls, Costume Jewelry, Books, Antique Ceader Chest.
Lacewell Realty 670 Auto Service
MERCEDES BENZ REPAIR Diagnosis, Repair, Maintenance. All MBZ Models Elliott Dan Mercedes Master Certified technician

322 Garage Sales

Rooms For Rent

Travel Inn, San Carlos


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

672 Auto Stereos

Sunday February 26th at 10am 1691 Santa Lucia Ave, San Bruno
Various Items!

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

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

(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal

555 O'Neil Avenue, Belmont 650-593-1300


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

620 Automobiles 335 Rugs

IVORY WOOL blend rect. 3x5 Blue Willow pattern $50 firm, (650)342-6345 69 GTO weld wheels, frozen engine & transmission. $100 SOLD! 76 PORSCHE sportmatic NO engine with transmission $100 SOLD!

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


& Paint Expert Body and Paint Personalized Service

411 Woodside Road, Redwood City 650-280-3119


335 Garden Equipment

(GALVANIZED planter with boxed liners 94 x 10 x 9. Two available, $20/all, (415)346-6038 BAMBOO poles 6 to 8 Ft, 30. $15/all, (415)346-6038 FLOWER POTS many size (50 pieces) $15/all, (415)346-6038 POTTED PLANTS (7) $5/each 650-207-0897 TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condition, (650)345-1111

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Every Friday
Look for it in todays paper to find information on new cars, used cars, services, and anything else having to do with vehicles.

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635 Vans
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A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

340 Camera & Photo Equip.

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

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

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 SOLD! CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8 diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 CARGO COVER, (black) for Acura MDX $75. 415-516-7060 DENALI WHEELS - 17 inches, near new, 265-70-R17, complete fit GMC 6 lug wheels, $400. all, (650)222-2363 FORD SMALL block, high performance, aluminum manifold $75.,SOLD! FORD TWO barrel carborater, motorcraft. $30., SOLD! GOODYEAR EAGLE RSA tire. 225x70R15 brand new, mounted on 95 caprice rim $60., SOLD! HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 HOLLY FOUR barrel carborater, 650 vaccum secondaries. $60., SOLD! HONDA CIVIC FRONT SEAT Gray Color. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno. 415-999-4947 RADIATOR FOR 94-96 caprice/impala. $75., SOLD! chevy

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

345 Medical Equipment

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

645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with extras, $750., (650)343-6563 PLEASURE BOAT, 15ft., 50 horsepower Mercury, $1,300.obo (650)368-2170 PROSPORT 97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.

680 Autos Wanted

379 Open Houses


ALL BLUE JEANS ON SALE For Kids, Guys & Gals! 50% Off
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Make money, make room!

AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Patelco Credit Union on February 28th, 2012 starting at 8am ---2006 BMW 530 I #M31459, 2002 Saturn SC#255523, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche #191077. Sealed bids will be taken starting at 8am on 02/28/2012. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at

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WE FIX CARS Quailty Work-Value Price Ready to help

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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

call (650) 345-0101 254 E. Hillsdale Blvd. San Mateo

Corner of Saratoga Ave.

440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1495, 2 bedrooms $1850. New carpets, new granite counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650) 592-1271 SAN MATEO - Large 2 Bedroom, 2 bath. Next to Central Park. Rarely Available. Prestigious Location & Building. Gated garage. Deck, No pets, $2,400/mo. Call (650) 948-2935

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 SOLD! PONTIAC 00 Grand Am SE. 53k miles, 4 new tires. $3,400., SOLD!

Repair Restore Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

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

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo


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





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Bath Remodeler
Lic.#406081 Free Design Assistance Serving Locally 30+ Years BBB Honor Roll

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$25 OFF First Cleaning
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General Contractors / Building & Design New construction, Kitchen-Bath Remodels, Metal Fabrication, Painting Call for free design consultation (650) 274-4484 L#926933

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Call for a free consultation (650)363-2600 This law firm is a debt relief agency


Friday Feb. 24, 2012



Decks & Fences





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


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

Free Estimates Lic.#834170


Free Estimates 20 Years Experience (650)921-3341 (650)347-5316

30 INCH white screen door, new $20 leave message 650-341-5364

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

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Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsulas Personal Mover Commercial/Residential
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632


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

Call Joe (650)722-3925


for all your electrical needs

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Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
General Home Repairs Improvements Routine Maintenance

Light moving! Haul Debris! 650-583-6700

Call Armando (650) 630-0424




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Interior & Exterior Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates

ELECTRICIAN For all your electrical needs

Residential, Commercial, Troubleshooting, Wiring & Repairing Call Ben at (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952


Tree Service



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

Lic# 857741



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

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Specializing in Any Size Projects

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40 Yrs. Experience Retired Licensed Contractor


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


and Landscaping Full Service Includes: Tree Trimming Free Estimates

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

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

Gutter Cleaning - Leaf Guard Gutter & Roof Repairs Custom Down Spouts Drainage Solutions 10% Senior Discount
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800-300-3218 408-979-9665
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Friday Feb. 24, 2012





Health & Medical

Blurry Vision? Eye Infections? Cataracts? For all your eyecare needs.


Massage Therapy


Facials, Waxing, Fitness Body Fat Reduction Pure Organic Facial $48. 1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae (650)697-6868

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

KUPFER JEWELRY We Buy Coins, Jewelry, Watches, Platinum, & Diamonds.

Expert fine watch & jewelry repair. Deal with experts. 1211 Burlingame Ave. Burlingame


1720 El Camino Real #225 Burlingame 94010

951 Old County Road Suite 1 Belmont 650-654-2829 Needlework


non-attorney service


(650) 697-3200

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A fantastic body contouring spa featuring treatments with Zerona, VelaShape II and VASERShape. Sessions range from $100$150 with our exclusive membership! To find out more and make an appointment call (650)375-8884



Breakfast Lunch Dinner Senior Meals, Kids Menu


2608 S. El Camino Real & 25th Ave., San Mateo


$30.00/Hr Foot Massage $50.00/Hr Full Body Massage

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1845 El Camino Real Burlingame

(650) 347-7007

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

(650)692-4281 SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE
Se habla Espaol
I am not an attorney. I can only provide self help services at your specic directions

MEDICAL SPA 31 S. El Camino Real Millbrae

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

Pet Services


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

Food AYA SUSHI The Best Sushi & Ramen in Town 1070 Holly Street San Carlos (650)654-1212


SLEEP APNEA We can treat it without CPAP! Call for a free sleep apnea screening 650-583-5880


All natural, byproduct free pet foods! Home Delivery

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

Jewelry & Watch Repair 2323 Broadway Redwood City

Real Estate Loans




What everybody is talking about! South Harbor Restaurant & Bar
425 Marina Blvd., SSF

Legal Services
Millbrae Dental

We Fund Bank Turndowns!

Direct Private Lender Homes Multi-family Mixed-Use Commercial WE BUY TRUST DEED NOTES FICO Credit Score Not a Factor PURCHASE, REFINANCE, CASH OUT Investors welcome Loan servicing since 1979


14 large screen HD TVs Full Bar & Restaurant


Sessions start from $20 Call 650-235-6761 Will Chen ACUPUNCTURE 12220 6th Ave, Belmont www.
Affordable non-attorney document preparation service Registered & Bonded Divorces, Living Trusts, Corporations, Notary Public


1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza

I am not an attorney. I can only provide self help services at your specific direction

Dental Services


Holiday Banquet Headquarters


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


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

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

FREE Consultation for Laser Treatment


World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

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

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Grand Opening


A NO COST Senior Housing Referral Service

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

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

Insurance Furniture

General Dentistry for Adults & Children

DR. ANNA P. LIVIZ, DDS 324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401


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

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


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

Massage Therapy

$48 per Hour
New Customers Only For First 20 Visits Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm 633 Veterans Blvd., #C Redwood City


24-hour Assisted Living Care located in Burlingame

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$69 Exam/Cleaning
(Reg. $189.)


Health & Medical


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


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


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


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$50 for 1 hour Angel Spa

667 El Camino Real, Redwood City

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

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Body & Foot Massage Facial Treatment


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

1205 Capuchino Ave. Burlingame

Grand Opening! $10. Off 1-Hour Session!

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(Behind Trader Joes) Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm

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Tours 10AM-4PM 2 BR,1BR & Studio Luxury Rental 650-344-8200

850 N. El Camino Real San Mateo



By Lara Jakes

Friday Feb. 24, 2012


Around the world

Venezuelas Chavez assures backers:I will live!
CARACAS, Venezuela For someone whos ill, President Hugo Chavez didnt show it Thursday as he launched into fullblown campaign mode on his last day in Venezuela before ying to Cuba for cancer surgery. Chavez, who is running for re-election this year, spoke for more than four hours on a folksy, upbeat broadcast, pausing only so supporters could send greetings, messages of encouragement and reports on home construction and new soy plantations from Hugo Chavez around the country. At one point, an apple-cheeked boy clad in the red of Chavezs socialist political movement appeared via a video feed from the western city of Maracaibo and recited a poem about the presidents illness and how he will overcome it. Chavez, 57, invoked the revolutionary language of both Cuba and his own country, and vowed to see the campaign through even after revelations of his cancers comeback cast his health and stamina in doubt. I will live! I will live! cried a bespectacled Chavez, pounding the table in a hall in the Miraores government palace during the live broadcast. The president took over the national airwaves hours after lawmakers granted him permission to absent himself from the country while he has a potentially cancerous tumor surgically removed, a formality required by the constitution.

Widespread attacks kill 55 across Iraq

BAGHDAD Bombs and deadly shootings relentlessly pounded Iraqis on Thursday, killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 225 in a widespread wave of violence the government called a frantic attempt by insurgents to prove the country will never be stable. Cars burned, school desks were bloodied, bandaged victims lay in hospitals and pools of blood were left with the wounded on oors of bombed businesses after the daylong series of attacks in 12 cities across Iraq. The assault demonstrated how vulnerable the country remains two months after the American military left and put the onus for protecting the public solely in the hands of Iraqi forces. There was no reason for this bomb. A primary school is here, students came to study and people came to work, Karim Abbas woefully said in the town of Musayyib, where he saw a car bomb

We want to know:What were the thousands of policemen and soldiers in Baghdad doing today while the terrorists were roaming the city and spreading violence?
Ahmed al-Tamimi

parked near an elementary school kill three people and wound 73. Most of the injured in the town, located about 40 miles (60 kilometers) south of Baghdad, were schoolchildren. Other Iraqis, fed up with the continued violence, furiously blamed security forces for letting it happen. We want to know: What were the thousands of policemen and soldiers in Baghdad doing today while the terrorists were roaming the city and spreading violence? said Ahmed al-Tamimi, who was working at an Education Ministry ofce a block away from a restaurant bombed in the Shiite neighborhood of Kazimiyah in northern Baghdad. He described a hellish scene of human esh and pools of blood at the restaurant, where another car bomb killed nine

people and wounded 19. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the latest attacks, but car bombs are a hallmark of al-Qaida. The Iraqi Interior Ministry blamed alQaida insurgents for the violence. These attacks are part of frantic attempts by the terrorist groups to show that the security situation in Iraq will not ever be stable, the ministry said in a statement. These attacks are part of al-Qaida efforts to deliver a message to its supporters that al-Qaida is still operating inside Iraq, and it has the ability to launch strikes inside the capital or other cities and towns. Fifteen of the days 26 attacks targeted security forces on patrols, at checkpoints and around government and political ofces.

In battered Syrian city, cries of tragic plight

BEIRUT Medics stitch wounds with thread used for clothing. Hungry residents risk Syrian government sniper re or shelling to hunt for dwindling supplies of bread and canned food on the streets of the besieged city of Homs. The opposition stronghold was being destroyed inch by inch, by government forces, with collapsed walls and scorched buildings, according to accounts Thursday, while Western and Arab leaders hoped to silence the guns long enough to rush in relief aid. The pressure for humanitarian corridors into the central Syrian city of Homs and other places caught in President Bashar Assads crushing attacks appeared to be part of shifts toward more aggressive steps against his regime after nearly a year of bloodshed and thousands of deaths in an anti-government uprising. In back-to-back announcements, U.N.-appointed investigators in Geneva said a list for possible crimes against humanity prosecution reaches as high as Assad, and international envoys in London including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made nal touches to an expected demand for Assad to call a cease-re within days to permit emergency shipments of food and medicine.

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Events supported by the Daily Journal in 2011

January 22...................... E-Waste Collection Day, San Mateo January 22...................... Millbrae Health & Wellness Faire, Millbrae January 29...................... E-Waste Collection Day, San Mateo February 12& 19............ Chinese New Year Events, San Mateo February 19 ................... Family Resources Fair, San Mateo March 5 ......................... Ombudsman Services of San Mateo Fundraiser, San Mateo March 5 ......................... Burlingame Community for Education Foundation March 7 ......................... Art in Action, Menlo Park March 10 ....................... Sustainable San Mateo County Awards, So. San Francisco March 18 ....................... SSF Senior Health Fair, So San Francisco March 20 ....................... NAACP Fundraiser, San Mateo April 2............................ San Bruno Business Showcase, San Bruno April 2............................ San Mateo County Youth Conference, San Mateo April 2............................ Plant Sale, Master Gardeners, San Mateo April 3............................ Peninsula Humane Society Fashion for Compassion, Bgame April 8............................ Job Boot Camp, San Mateo April 8............................ Nueva School Benefit Auction, Hillsborough April 12........................... Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center Fundraiser Breakfast, FC April 23.......................... City of San Mateo Eggstravaganza, San Mateo April 28.......................... Celebrity Roast, Assemblymember Jerry Hill, Belmont May 1............................. Pacific Coast Dream Machines, Half Moon Bay May 2............................. Mills Peninsula Womens Luncheon, Burlingame May 6............................. Golf Tournament benefitting Hiller Aviation Museum, HMB May 7............................. Samaritan House Gala, Redwood Shores May 10........................... Spring Job Fair, San Mateo May 11........................... Victory Over Stroke, Millbrae May 17........................... Taste of San Mateo, San Mateo May 19........................... Tributes & Tastings, Burlingame May 20........................... Senior Showcase Information Fair, Burlingame May 23........................... Peninsula Humane Society Golf Tournament, Menlo Park June 4& 5....................... Foster City Art & Wine Festival, Foster City June 5............................. Posy Parade, San Bruno June 7............................. Job Boot Camp, San Mateo June 10........................... HIP Housing Luncheon, Redwood City June 11........................... Disaster Preparedness Day, San Mateo June 11-19...................... San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo June 11& 12 ................... Burlingame Art in the Park, Burlingame June 14........................... Senior Day at San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo June 18 & 19 .................. Helifest, Belmont June 26........................... 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Anti-Bullying Program Fundraiser, Foster City September 23 ................. Gary Yates PAL Golf Tournament, San Mateo September 23 & 24......... College of San Mateo Athletic Hall of Fame, San Mateo September 24 ................. Burlingame Pet Parade, Burlingame September 28 ................. San Mateo County Business Expo, San Mateo October 1....................... CRUSH Supports Education, San Carlos October 4....................... Taste of San Bruno, San Bruno October 7 & 8 ................ ChocolateFest, Belmont October 8 & 9 ................ San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, San Carlos October 14 ..................... One Book One Community Kick-Off event, Redwood City October 14 ..................... League of Women Voters Luncheon, San Mateo October 15 ..................... Family Resources Fair, San Bruno October 15 ..................... Mission Hospice Jewels & Jeans Gala, Burlingame October 15 ..................... Peninsula Oktoberfest, Redwood City October 16 ..................... San Mateo Rotary Fun Run, San Mateo October 20 ..................... Power of Possibilities Recognition Breakfast, Burlingame Oct 21 & 22.................... McKinley School Harvest Festival, Burlingame November 11-13 ............ Harvest Festival, San Mateo November 18 ................. Senior Showcase Information Fair, Foster City November 19 ................. South San Francisco Fun Run, So. San Francisco Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 3-4.... Peninsula Youth Ballet, San Mateo December 2.................... Night of Lights, Half Moon Bay To inquire about Daily Journal event sponsorship call (650)344-5200 x114

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not ll their prescriptions due to cost. Senate Bill 798, the Recovery & Reuse of Unused Prescription Medicines bill passed in 2005, allows counties to recover unused prescription medications from skilled nursing facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers and distribute them without charge to people of modest means who need the medications. Simitian will introduce legislation today at Stanford University that will expand the numbers of who can supply and receive the surplus drugs, make it easier for counties to opt into the program and allow county pharmacies to transfer discarded drugs between themselves. Simitian has partnered with a nonprot group out of Stanford called Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine, or SIRUM, that has redistributed more than 250,000 pills to the uninsured through SB 798 since its passage. Simitian said SIRUMs work shows that the program has proven itself successful and that it is time to divert more wasted drugs to those who cannot afford it. It is time to take the bill to new levels, Simitian told the Daily Journal yesterday. Clinics that serve the uninsured have high medicine acquisition costs, said Kiah Williams, co-founder and director at SIRUM. We see a lot of opportunity to expand the program. There are lots of uninsured in California who need access to drugs, she said. SIRUM provides technological and logistics help in moving the medications from one patient to another, she said. SIRUMs redistribution effort has already saved the state nearly $600,000. If one nonprot can save the state this much, Simitian said, then expanding the program should save the state even more while providing more people with needed medicine. SB 798 ensures that all medications are collected by and maintained under the authority of a licensed pharmacist and are received and maintained in their unopened, tamper-evident packaging. Simitian and others will hold a press conference 4:30 p.m., today, Hass Center for Public Service, 562 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford University.


Friday Feb. 24, 2012