Friday • March 9, 2012 • Vol XII, Edition 176

Economist:Successful child needs investment
Nobel Laureate argues supporting youngsters from birth benefits society,prevents problems
By Heather Murtagh

Creating a successful workforce starts by investing in children before they are 5 by supplementing resources of disadvantaged families, according to Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman. In a time of shrinking budgets, massive cuts and inequality in serv-

James Heckman

ices, Heckman argued the way to make true change is to invest in character early in a child’s life. By age 3, gaps in achievement and understanding are set.

Statistically, Heckman said, those remain throughout education. To make effective change, the United States needs to stop talking about prevention rather than remediation. Basically, he said focusing on building children who have successful social-emotional skills, cognitive skills and are in good health allows for success in the future. Heckman’s argument was part of a talk entitled

“Building a Productive Workforce and Strong Economy from Birth” made via live stream from Monterey to 28 First 5 groups meeting throughout California, including First 5 San Mateo which gathered along with community leaders at the College of San Mateo Theater Thursday for the event. “Families teach children many things in forming character and

important life skills. What we need is more understanding that the base of skills needed for success are more successfully formed before children have entered school,” said Heckman, a professor at the University of Chicago. California has been making cuts to education for years. Heckman’s

See CHILD, Page 23

County begins nursing home exit strategy
Consultant who recommended closure to get transition contract
By Michelle Durand

Employers give homeless hope
Shelter Network hosts first career fair in San Mateo
By Bill Silverfarb

Less than a month after county supervisors unanimously agreed to close a long-term nursing facility by next summer, the board will pay the consultant who recommended the exit to put the strategy into effect. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider increasing BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNAL Lawrence J. Funk’s existing conA career fair was held in San Mateo yesterday for the homeless. More than 100 clients of the Shelter Network tract by $225,000 to a maximum of attended the fair. $325,000 for work through Sept. 30, 2013 as the county transitions out of its relationship with Burlingame Long Term Care. Nearly half the money, $137,500, has already been included in the current county budg-

et and another $150,000 will be allocated in the county hospital’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2012-13. Funk, who originally evaluated the center, will now become the plan’s project manager, creating a detailed timeline, overseeing the relocation of equipment and the necessary modifications to the San Mateo Medical Center wing being opened while keeping 200 workers and 230 residents in the loop. The state is still evaluating county’s plan to exit the 1100 Trousdale Drive building and move its residents elsewhere, said Robyn Thaw,

See EXIT, Page 23

The leading local provider for emergency and transitional shelter for the homeless held its first ever career fair yesterday in an effort to get its clients back into the workforce and permanent housing. Employers such as Target, BrightStar staffing, the San Francisco International Airport, Kaiser Permanente and the San Mateo Union High School District manned tables at the Shelter

County supervisors may hike planning and building fees

See JOBS, Page 17

County supervisors are considering hiking all planning and building inspection fees by 5 percent and adding 11 new ones to better cover the costs of actually providing service. At the same time, Community Development Director Jim Eggemeyer will ask the Board of

Supervisors to reduce or eliminate other fees to more accurately reflect how much staff time is actually needed. If passed, the 5 percent increase is estimated to bring in an extra $198,000 in fiscal year 2013 while the new fees generate approximately $50,000 for services that previ-

See FEES, Page 23


Friday • March 9, 2012



Thought for the Day
“Cowardice asks,Is it safe? Expediency asks,Is it politic? Vanity asks,Is it popular? But conscience asks,Is it right?”
— William Morley Punshon,English clergyman (1824-1881)

This Day in History


During the Civil War, the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va.

In 1661, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, the chief minister of France, died, leaving King Louis XIV in full control. In 1796, the future emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte, married Josephine de Beauharnais. (The couple later divorced.) In 1861, the Confederate Congress, meeting in Montgomery, Ala., authorized the issuing of paper currency, in the form of interest-bearing notes. In 1916, Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, N.M., killing 18 Americans. In 1932, Eamon de Valera was appointed head of government of the Irish Free State. In 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Japan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths. In 1954, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy’s anti-Communism campaign on “See It Now.” In 1962, the science fantasy novel “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle was first published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. In 1977, about a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims invaded three buildings in Washington, D.C., killing one person and taking more than 130 hostages. (The siege ended two days later.) In 1987, Chrysler Corp. announced it had agreed to buy the financially ailing American Motors Corp. In 1992, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin died in Tel Aviv at age 78. In 1997, gangsta rapper The Notorious B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was killed in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles; he was 24.


Maria Jose Cristerna,a mother of four,tattoo artist and former lawyer,poses for a photograph in Guadalajara.Cristerna,who is dubbed ‘Vampire Woman’but prefers to be identified as ‘Jaguar Woman,’had her first tattoo when she was 14 and decided to physically transform herself after having gone through 10 years of domestic violence in her first marriage.

In other news ...
Dutch cheese pokes holes in Swiss bragging rights
MADISON, Wis. — Hundreds of cultured spectators nibbled on cheese and crackers, waiting patiently for an hour as dozens of judges deliberated Wednesday night before naming a Dutch Vermeer the world’s best cheese. What was once a low-key industry affair noticed only by a handful of spectators and reporters is now a must-have ticket for those looking to get their gouda on. The World Champion Cheese Contest sold out of all 400 tickets in the first year they were offered; the artisan cheese competition has become another way for foodies to outdo one another in the pursuit of local, sustainable and handcrafted fare. The contest, held every two years in Madison, typically draws more than 2,000 entries from nearly two-dozen nations. Usually only the judges taste the cheese, but this year’s ticketholders sampled 15 of the top entries while they mingled with Wisconsin cheesemakers and the international panel of judges. The spectators witnessed a mild upset in the judging. Swiss cheesemakers had won the past three contests, and comprised two of the top three finalists this year. But it was a low-fat Gouda named Vermeer from Friesland Campina, a company based in Wolvega, Netherlands, that took top honors. The company didn’t have any representatives in Wisconsin, but will receive its formal award at a banquet in Madison next month. Dutch judge Peter Piersma woke up the cheesemaker’s plant manager, Piet Nederhoed, with a phone call. It was about 1 a.m. Holland time. “I got him out of bed so he was a little quiet, but then he got very excited,” Piersma said. Dan Konz, a cheese grader from Kimball, Minn., said the winning Vermeer stood out for its “nice, smooth, clean flavor. It had nice body and mouthfeel. A very clean taste.” Experts compare specialty cheeses to wines: Both have subtle variations based on their region of origin, year of creation and the techniques employed by master craftsmen. The judging protocol is also similar. Judges roll entries in their mouths, search for nuanced characteristics and then discard the samples. Some judges wipe their tongues with napkins between tastings. While the judges sampled the finalists, spectators did the same with cheeses from countries such as Germany, South Africa and Australia. “In the past, unless you were a super cheese geek, this is not something you went to,” said Jeanne Carpenter, executive director of Wisconsin Cheese Originals, an organization of artisan cheese fans. “But getting to try 15 different cheeses from 15 different countries, plus meeting the best of Wisconsin’s cheesemakers, people love that.” Steve Ceder, a painting contractor from Madison, paused from nibbling on cheese Wednesday night to survey the hundreds of fellow connoisseurs who seemed equally delighted to taste new samples. “Ah, this is Wisconsin,” he said, calling the night “a wonderful experience.”


Cops: Pennsylvania man used transmitter to track wife’s sex
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with hiding a remote listening device under his estranged wife’s bed that he said he used to avoid overhearing her sex life in the house they still shared. Raccoon Township police say 66year-old Wayne Comet Cripe’s wife contacted them after finding the transmitter under her bed last month. The Cripes are separated, but still share a home with separate bedrooms. The Beaver County Times reports Thursday that Cripe acknowledged using the device, telling officers he put it there so he’d know when his wife and her boyfriend were having sex. Police say Cripe was tired of overhearing the lovemaking and tried to use the device, which he said didn’t work, to determine whether “the coast was clear” before returning home. No attorney is listed for Cripe in court records.

Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 41.

Rapper Chingy is 32.

Rapper Bow Wow is 25.

Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 89. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 80. Singer Lloyd Price is 79. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 78. Actor-comedian Marty Ingels is 76. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 76. Actress Trish Van Devere is 71. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 70. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 69. Rock musician Robin Trower is 67. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 64. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 64. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 63. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 61. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 55. Actor Tom Amandes is 53. Actor-director Lonny Price is 53. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 52.
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Friday • March 9, 2012


Salmon fishermen expect big catches

Police reports
Unwanted attention
A man was reportedly following a woman home from work on the 800 block of Cherry Avenue in San Bruno before 9:10 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

Bay Area salmon fishermen are prepping for what’s set to be a plentiful salmon season this spring, according Golden Gate Salmon Association officials. Using data from last year’s salmon returns, fishery experts have determined that more than 819,000 adult Sacramento River fall run Chinook salmon can now be found in coastal ocean waters. “Some of the best salmon in the world does not come from Alaska, but right here in the waters outside of the Golden Gate,” GGSA president Victor Gonella said Wednesday. The Pacific Fishery Management Council announced Wednesday predictions for full or nearly full salmon seasons for both recreational and commercial fishermen. The sport salmon fishing season is expected to start April 7, and the commercial season on May 1. “Not only will there be more fish out there — the fish will be larger, which is extremely good for commercial fishermen,” Gonella said. That outlook is especially rosy compared to recent years, including a partial season in 2010, and a complete shutdown of Bay Area ocean salmon fishing in 2008 and 2009, he said. “We’ve come a long way to get here, and we’re going to have some good fishing this year thanks to a combination of better water management and a little help from Mother Nature,” Gonella said in a statement. The GGSA credits tighter state and federal controls over Delta pumps for the hike in the local salmon population. The result will be more money for fishermen and businesses throughout the Bay Area,

Battery. A person was attacked by three men in a rest room on Chestnut Street before 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Theft. A wallet was stolen on Middlefield Road before 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Theft. A cellphone was taken on Jefferson Avenue before 6:46 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Burglary. Tools and miscellaneous equipment were stolen from a commercial location on East Bayshore Road before 8:27 a.m. Monday, March 5. Burglary. A theft from a storage unit was reported on Bair Island Road before 9:23 a.m. Monday, March 5. Stolen vehicle. A vehicle with front bumper and fender damage was stolen on Jefferson Avenue before 7:03 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

Burglary. A laptop computer, camera and

Pacific Coast fishermen can start gearing up for what’s expected to be the best salmon fishing keys were stolen from a hotel room on the season in years.Federal fishery managers are forecasting robust populations of chinook and 1100 block of Airport Boulevard before 7:57 a.m. Monday, March 5. coho salmon off the Pacific coast and in California and Oregon rivers.
according to Gonella and GGSA director Roger Thomas. “Healthy salmon runs equate to more jobs, pure and simple,” Thomas said in a statement. “The more fish we have, the more money is spent by people trying to catch them or in the commercial fishing sector, all of which is great for our economy.” Gonella predicted that the fruitful fishing season would account for about 1,000 jobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for Bay Area communities this spring. He said the local salmon association will have to work hard to overcome this year’s drought conditions to help ensure equally abundant salmon seasons in the future.

Burglary. Prescribed medication was stolen from a residence on the 1000 block of Cadillac Way before 2:48 p.m. Monday, March 5. Burglary. A backpack was taken from a vehicle after one of its windows was smashed on the 1600 block of Bayshore Highway before 6:44 p.m. Monday, March 5.

Public intoxication. A juvenile was arrested for public intoxication on the block of Alameda de las Pulgas before 11:41 a.m. Wednesday, March 7. Burglary. A wallet and cellphone were taken from locked vehicle on Shoreway Road before 7:37 a.m. Wednesday, March 7. Burglary. Electronics and other items were taken on Somerset Drive before 3:18 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

Jury to decide alleged neckslasher’s fitness

A Moss Beach man who allegedly sawed at the neck of his female roommate with a serrated knife because she reported him for driving while intoxicated is mentally fit for trial, according to a pair of court-appointed doctors. However, the defense attorney for David Jon Vanalstine, 57, asked for a jury trial to determine his competency which is a person’s mental state at the time of an alleged crime. Vanalstine is charged with attempted murder, assault, domestic violence and using a knife. Criminal proceedings were put on hold after Vanalstine’s competency was questioned; if a jury decides he is mentally fit, the charges will be reinstated. If instead they find him incompetent, Vanalstine will be sent to a men-

tal hospital for treatment. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Vanalstine at his Pillar Ridge Estates residence Dec. 2, 2010 after responding to a call by the 56year-old victim. She told dispatchers she had been stabbed by Vanalstine, who was still inside the home, David after returning home from Vanalstine work in Montara. Vanalstine allegedly held the woman down on the couch by her hair and began sawing at her neck with a serrated knife from her carotid artery to her ear, according to the District Attorney’s Office. He allegedly only stopped when the

woman’s friend arrived and she was able to grab a phone and run outside to call 911. Vanalstine’s blood alcohol level three hours after the attack tested .59 percent, according to the District Attorney’s Office. The attack came days after Vanalstine was sentenced to 45 days in jail for an earlier 2010 misdemeanor drunk driving conviction with priors. Police believe the victim turned Vanalstine in on the charge. A judge stayed the sentence until the end of January, leaving Vanalstine free from custody. If he is ever tried and convicted in the new case, he must still serve time for the preceding DUI in addition to any term imposed for the roommate attack. He is currently held without bail and returns to court June 18 for the competency trial.

Petty theft. Luggage was taken from outside a unit on Marlin Avenue before 7:54 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Bike theft. A bicycle was taken from a rack on a car on Bounty Drive before 2:56 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Bike theft. A mountain bicycle was taken from a patio on Edgewater Boulevard before 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.


Friday • March 9, 2012



Yee pushing for government transparency,reform

State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, is looking to slow down pay raises for top public university officials and prevent the flight of public watchdogs to the private sector in his legislative bill package for 2012. Yee will introduce 15 new bills this session with a focus on government transparency and accountability, reform at the California State University and California Public Utilities Commission, juvenile justice, environmental protection and improving the economy. “This year, I will continue to fight for education, working families and government transparency, while also finding new ways to improve our economy and create jobs,” Yee wrote in a statement. Among the bills Yee will introduce this year include: • Senate Bill 967 would prohibit pay raises for top university administrators during bad budget years or when student fees are increased; • SB 981 would prohibit a commissioner or

“This year,I will continue to fight for education,working families and government transparency,while also finding new ways to improve our economy and create jobs.”
— Sen.Leland Yee,D-San Francisco/San Mateo

executive employee of the CPUC from working at or serving as an agent of a regulated utility company for two years after leaving the CPUC. The bill would also prohibit the reverse — a regulated utility employee or agent of a utility from serving on or working for the CPUC — for a period of two years; • SB 1000 would subject the CPUC to the state’s Public Records Act; • SB 1001 would increase fees required of registered lobbyists, ballot measure committees and independent expenditure committees, to finance the maintenance of the state campaign and lobbying database known as CalAccess; • SB 1336 would require public agencies to disclose the findings of complaints of waste,

fraud and abuse. Under current law, such whistleblower complaints are sealed and the public is never made aware of any findings or if any action was taken in response; • SB 1339 would allow the San Francisco Bay Area to adopt a regional commute benefit requirement of medium and large businesses. Such a policy would ensure employers help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, congestion and air pollution by offering employees the option to pay for their public transit, vanpooling or bicycling expenses with pre-tax dollars, or by offering employees a transit or vanpool subsidy or free shuttle service; • SB 1403 would bring accountability at the CPUC by requiring a vote of the entire com-

mission before assigning cases to specific commissioners. The legislation will also require CPUC staff to report and be accountable to the full commission and not just the president. He is also introducing legislation to define and limit the use of solitary confinement at state and county juvenile correctional facilities; create a certification process for Traditional Chinese Medicine traumatologists; and protect consumers from receiving poorly manufactured aftermarket car crash parts. Four bills Yee introduced last year are still pending approval including: SB 9, the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act, which would allow courts to review cases of juveniles sentenced to life without parole after 15 years, potentially allowing some individuals to receive a new sentence of 25 years to life; and SB 628, which would protect consumers of acupuncture by ensuring that practitioners who use the term “doctor” in fact earned a doctoral degree by an accredited institution.

Boaters warned of whales in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO — At least one gray whale is still hanging around San Francisco Bay a day after a mother and her calf were first spotted near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Federal wildlife officials say whale spray was seen again Thursday morning as boaters were warned to steer clear of the wayward pair if spotted. It wasn’t clear if the spray was from one or two whales.

Farallones Marine Sanctuary spokeswoman Mary Jane Schramm says witnesses observed a small boat speeding toward the whales, forcing the pair to get out of the way. Schramm says boaters who harass whales could face

civil and criminal penalties. Thousands of gray whales migrate each spring from off the coast of Mexico to feeding grounds off Alaska. Several whales typically wander into the Bay each year.


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Stock rally helps regain wealth lost in recession
By Derek Kravitz and Dave Carpenter

WASHINGTON — Americans are climbing further out of the hole they sank into during the Great Recession. A stock rally at the end of 2011 helped rebuild more of their lost wealth — a trend that carried into 2012. Households responded by borrowing more for the first time since the financial crisis began, even as home values fell further. Household wealth rose 2.1 percent to $58.5 trillion in the October-December quarter, the most in a year. Still, it would have to rise 13 percent more to regain its pre-recession peak. Americans’ stock portfolios rose nearly 10 percent last quarter to drive the gains. And stocks have increased even further since then. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index has jumped 24 percent since early October. Neerja Pahwa is sensing a difference. Pahwa, a flight attendant and fragrance consultant from St. Louis, still hasn’t recouped all of her investment losses suffered during the recession. But she’s secure enough with her finances to eat out and stop by Starbucks more frequently. And she recently made a down payment on a retirement home in Florida. “Things are looking brighter and sunnier,” said Pahwa, 64, who hopes to retire next year if the economy keeps improving. “I don’t have too much in my pocket. But I know it’s coming. Things are only going to get better.” Household wealth, or net worth, is the value of assets like homes, bank accounts and stocks, minus debts like mortgages and credit cards. It bottomed out during the recession, at $49 trillion in the first quarter of 2009. But it’s still below its pre-recession peak of $66 trillion. Greater net worth can boost the economy. When people feel wealthier, they spend more. That speeds up growth and businesses respond by stepping up hiring and expansion plans. Arash Shirazi is spending again after cutting costs during the recession. He says his portfolio has “come back almost to what it was.” He’s even flying to Paris and thinking about growing his business. “Things are getting better,” said Shirazi, 37, who owns a music and talent agency in Washington. “I’m not going on vacations or buying new cars. But I’m definitely starting to spend a little more.” Corporations are also wealthier. They held a record $2.2 trillion in cash at the end of the year.

“Consumers have been more willing to use credit cards for shopping,signaling renewed confidence in their financial and job prospects.”
— Paul Edelstein,director of financial economics at IHS Global Insight

Still, few Americans are seeing returns on their biggest investment. Home values dropped 1.3 percent in the fourth quarter to roughly $16 trillion. They have now fallen nearly 24 percent since the recession began. The housing market could pick up if the job market keeps strengthening. The economy has added 200,000 net jobs on average in each of the months from November through January, lowering the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. Economists predict employers added more than 200,000 jobs last month, too. The government will release the February jobs report on Friday. The improved economic outlook has made people more willing to borrow. Household debt increased at an annual rate of 0.25 percent, the first increase since mid-2008. “Consumers have been more willing to use credit cards for shopping, signaling renewed confidence in their financial and job prospects,” said Paul Edelstein, director of financial economics at IHS Global Insight. That doesn’t mean that Americans are starting to significantly load up their credit cards again, financial planners and economic analysts say. Credit card debt remains well below its pre-recession level, as measured by a separate report released by the Fed Monday. A survey of economists by the Associated Press last month found that Americans will gradually save less and borrow more, reversing a shift toward frugality that followed the financial crisis and start of the Great Recession. Roughly half of U.S. households own stocks or stock mutual funds. Stock portfolios make up about 15 percent of Americans’ wealth. That’s less than housing but ahead of bank deposits, according to the Fed’s report. Most stock wealth is owned by the richest Americans, who also account for a disproportionate amount of consumer spending. Eighty percent of stocks belong to the richest 10 percent of Americans. And the richest 20 percent represent about 40 percent of consumer spending.


The sun erupts with one of the largest solar flares of this solar cycle in this NASA photo.

Solar storm not nearly as bad as could have been
By Seth Borenstein

WASHINGTON — Our high-tech world seems to have easily weathered a solar storm that didn’t quite live up to its advance billing. While some experts think the threat from the solar storm passed by Thursday afternoon, space weather forecasters said it’s still too early to relax. That’s because there’s a chance the storm’s effects could continue and even intensify through Friday morning. And while this solar storm may have fizzled, others may be lining up in the cosmic shooting gallery in the coming, days month and year, the scientists agree. “It looks to me like it’s over,” NASA solar physicist David Hathaway said late Thursday afternoon, after noticing a drop in a key magnetic reading. That conclusion is premature, said Doug

Biesecker, a space scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo., which forecasts solar storms. He pointed to an increase in a different magnetic field measurement. The storm, which started with a solar flare Tuesday evening, caused a stir Wednesday because forecasts were for a strong storm with the potential to knock electrical grids offline, mess with GPS and harm satellites. It even forced airlines to reroute a few flights on Thursday. It was never seen as a threat to people, just technology, and teased skywatchers with the prospect of colorful Northern Lights dipping further south. But when the storm finally arrived around 6 a.m. EST Thursday, after traveling at 2.7 million mph, it was more a magnetic breeze than a gale. The power stayed on.

Birdlike dinos had black feathers
By Seth Borenstein

WASHINGTON — Even dinosaurs can look sharp in basic black, and downright iridescent. An unusual crowlike dinosaur — which really doesn’t look like a dinosaur at all — had glossy black feathers that were probably used to call attention to itself and find a mate, scientists say in Thursday’s journal Science. Think nightlife at New York clubs, but 130 million years ago and in rural China, said study co-author Mark Norell of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He calls the look an “Anna Wintour special” after the Vogue editor.

It’s the oldest example of the shimmering look on animals, said study co-author Julia Clarke at the University of Texas. And in other animals, especially birds, that shine is often how males attract females to mate. “It’s like shimmery clothes and garments you would wear out to big social gatherings,” said Matthew Shawkey, another co-author from the University of Akron. He said they figure it was glossy from the shape of sacs that contain pigment in a fossil found in rural China. It’s definitely not drab T-rex duds. Nothing about these dinosaurs, called microraptors because they didn’t get much more than 30 inches long, evokes the fearsome look that has made dinosaurs the stuff of nightmares and scary movies.


Friday • March 9, 2012

San Mateo man found dead in Pacifica identified
The San Mateo man found dead in his car in Pacifica Friday night has been identified as John Marvin Miller, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault told the Daily Journal yesterday. Pacifica police told the Daily Journal that Miller likely took his own life and that his death is not being treated as a homicide. The coroner’s office released the victim’s name but was unable to find any of Miller’s next of kin, Foucrault said. Miller, 52, was found dead in his car by a Pacifica police officer on routine patrol Friday night on the 200 block of Palmetto Avenue. The driver’s side window of Miller’s car was broken, according to police.


Senate rejects Republicans environment, energy plan
By Joan Lowy

Local briefs
tial burglary was in progress at a home in the 800 block of 15th Avenue at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. The witness said he saw two males enter a side entrance to the backyard while another stayed in front as a lookout, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Eventually all three suspects went inside and allegedly stole jewelry and other small items, sheriff’s officials said. A resident of the home discovered the burglars, and they fled the area in a vehicle that was quickly pulled over by responding deputies, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Items taken from the home were found in the vehicle, officials said. Daniel Ibarra, 19, Bryan Palacios, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and taken into custody.

WASHINGTON — The Senate killed Republican-backed attempts to overturn several of President Barack Obama’s environmental and energy policies Thursday as lawmakers worked against a March 31 deadline to keep aid flowing to more than 100,000 transportation construction projects around the country. The two-year, $109 billion transportation bill before the Senate has wide, bipartisan support, but has become a magnet for lawmakers’ favorite causes and partisan gamesmanship. Among the amendments batted aside were GOP proposals to bypass Obama’s concerns about the Keystone XL oil pipeline, to delay tougher air pollution standards for industrial boilers and to expand offshore oil drilling. Action on those and other amendments came under an agreement between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., aimed at clearing the way for passage of the transportation bill next week. Obama lobbied some Senate Democrats by telephone ahead of the Keystone vote, urging them to oppose an amendment by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., that would have prevented the president from intervening in decisions related to construction of the pipeline and would have speeded its approval. Pointing to the administration’s environmental concerns about the project, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, Republicans accused Obama of standing in the way greater oil supplies at a time when Americans are coping with rising gasoline prices. But some Democrats, especially those from oil producing states, were torn between sup-

port for the pipeline and their support for the president. The amendment was defeated 5642, even though 11 Democrats broke ranks to support it. Sixty votes were needed for passage. Republican leaders jumped on the White House lobbying. “Most Americans strongly support building this pipeline and the jobs that would come with it,” McConnell said in a statement. The president’s lobbying against the Keystone provision came “a week after the president signaled to me and to Sen. McConnell that he might be willing to work with us on some bipartisan steps forward on energy legislation that the American people support,” House Speaker John Boehner, ROhio, told reporters. “If we’re going to have bipartisan action on energy, the Keystone pipeline is an obvious place to start.” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama felt it was “wrong to play politics” with the pipeline, especially since the company behind the project has said it still was working on a final route that might satisfy environmental concerns. He also said it was “false advertising” to suggest the amendment would have any impact on gasoline prices. Also defeated was an amendment by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, which would have forced the Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite a rule requiring boiler operators to install modern emissions controls. Boilers are the second-largest source of toxic mercury emissions after coal-fired power plants. Collins said the EPA’s rule would drive some manufacturers out of business. And the Senate turned down an amendment to expand offshore oil drilling even though its sponsor, Sen. David Vitter, D-La., contended it would increase domestic energy supplies and reduce gas prices.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing $800,000 for bogus investments
A 67-year-old South San Francisco man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing more than $800,000 from six people for bogus investments, according to police. A yearlong investigation revealed that Floro Lorenzo Cruz had allegedly posed as a middleman with investment contacts who approached people looking for low-interest loans, according to South San Francisco police. Cruz told his victims that he needed a 10 percent down payment to secure the loans, police said. He is believed to have taken between $800,000 and $900,000 from victims in the community, which he transferred to various personal accounts and ultimately spent on himself, police said. Cruz was arrested on suspicion of fraud, embezzlement and theft. He is being held at San Mateo County Jail on $250,000 bail. Anyone who believes they might have been victimized by Cruz is urged to contact South San Francisco police Detective Bob Collins at (650) 877-5991.

Officer shoots, kills pit bull attacking smaller dog
A police officer shot and killed a dog that appeared to be attacking a Pacifica resident’s smaller dog Tuesday morning, police said. Around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a home on Adobe Drive after a female caller said a loose dog had come into her home through an open door and was attacking her dog, a Corgi, according to police. When an officer arrived at the home, he saw the homeowner attempting to fend off a dog that was apparently attacking her smaller Corgi, police said. The bigger dog, possibly a pit bull, chased the Corgi into another room and pinned it to the floor by its throat. The pit bull then released the dog and faced the officer and started at him, police said. The dog was about 3 or 4 feet away when the officer, apparently fearing for his safety, shot one round of his service pistol at the pit bull, striking it in the chest area. The dog then died, police said. Peninsula Humane Society officers also assisted in the investigation and determined that the pit bull and a loose Husky found in the area both belonged to a nearby resident. Humane officers said they would contact the dogs’ owner. The Corgi was taken to an animal hospital to be treated for its injuries suffered during the attack. Any further action in this case will be handled by the Peninsula Humane Society, police said. St., San Carlos. In its regular meeting, the council will considering amending its code regarding private alarm systems to require registration with annual renewal and fees to cover the cost of police response to false alarms. The fees would be set after a study period. The council will also consider a draft letter to the civil grand jury responding to its report “The county, San Carlos and Cal Fire: A missed opportunity?” The City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, March 12 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.

Three teens arrested after break-in at North Fair Oaks home
Three East Palo Alto teenagers were arrested Wednesday after a resident spotted them allegedly breaking into a home in unincorporated Redwood City, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office responded to a call from a resident of the North Fair Oaks neighborhood who reported that a residen-

• The San Carlos City Council will hold a special closed session meeting to interview and appoint two residents to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The City Council meets 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 12 at City Hall, first floor, Arguello Gallery, West, 600 Elm



Friday • March 9, 2012


IPad dominates due to Apple’s supply deals
By Peter Svensson

Why iPad dominates
ADVANTAGE IPAD: Apple is able to dominate the tablet market in part because of the advantageous deals it cuts with components manufacturers. It helps that it makes tens of millions of iPads and shares components with the highly popular iPhone. TOUGH FOR RIVALS: Any company that wants to make a tablet computer that matches the iPad’s $499 starting price has to endure higher costs. THE NUMBERS: With the new iPad,Apple is expected to extend its 62 percent market share in the tablet computer category it created. IMS Research expects Apple to capture 70 percent of the market this year.
pany sells about a third of all iPads in its own stores or from its website. By cutting out the middleman, Apple is able to keep more of the slim profit margin for itself. Because it produces tens of millions of iPads and uses some of the same components as the highly popular iPhone, Apple can buy crucial components such as chips and displays at lower prices. According to research firm IHS iSuppli, Apple is the world’s largest buyer of the microprocessor chips that serve as the “brains” of various devices. In January 2011, Apple said it had spent $3.9 billion on long-term contracts to secure supplies for two years of a “very strategic” component it wouldn’t name. Few other companies are able to commit that much money. Many suppliers are happy to sell to Apple, given the company’s success in mobile products. ARM Holdings PLC, a British chipmaker that licenses the technology used in iPhone and iPad chips, for instance, saw its stock rise nearly 4 percent Thursday, a day after Apple unveiled iPads with faster processors.

NEW YORK — Apple certainly has lots of buzz and corporate cache behind its products, but there’s a hidden — almost mundane — reason its newest iPad is likely to dominate the competition: the advantageous deals the company cuts with components manufacturers. Apple’s size, and the fact that the iPad shares components with the highly popular iPhone, means that the company can buy crucial parts such as processing chips and display screens at lower prices. Any company that wants to make a tablet computer that matches the iPad’s $499 starting price has to endure higher costs. As a result, Apple’s tablet-making competitors have flailed — and failed. And with the new iPad, Apple is expected to extend its 62 percent market share in the tablet computer category it created. IMS Research expects Apple to capture 70 percent of the market this year. A year ago, scores of companies all thought they had a shot at emulating Apple’s success. More than 100 tablet models were on display at the annual consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas in January 2011. Many of them ran on the Android operating system, developed by Silicon Valley powerhouse Google. As the year progressed, those dreams crumbled. The iPad 2, launched in March, proved nearly unassailable. A big part of the reason was that Apple has priced the iPad aggressively. At just under $500 for the basic model, Apple’s profit margin on the device is lower than on the iPhone, a smaller device for which it charges phone companies a wholesale rate of $600 or more. On Wednesday, Apple stuck to that price point when it unveiled the new iPad model. It has a screen that displays sharper images and deeper, more vibrant colors to set it apart from the competition. The new tablet goes on sale March 16 in the U.S. and several other countries. Apple has other advantages, too. The com-


A customer tests out an Apple iPad at an Apple Store in downtown Shanghai.

Prettier iPad retains familiar qualities
By Michael Liedtke

SAN FRANCISCO — I have grown fond of my iPad 2 during the past nine months. So, I was curious if I would like my tablet computer any less once I saw Apple’s new and improved iPad. The verdict: I won’t be abandoning my iPad 2 for its sexier successor anytime soon. Although Apple Inc.’s latest temptress may turn some heads, the new iPad isn’t radically different from last year’s model, based on the 15 minutes I was able to spend noodling with the device at the company’s product launch Wednesday. If you don’t already own a tablet computer, and want one, then the new iPad will be

tough to resist — if you can afford it. The device, which goes on sale March 16 in the U.S., Canada and 10 other countries, will sell for $499 to $829. If you want to save some money, consider the iPad 2, which Apple will continue making and sell for as low as $399. The new iPad’s alluring screen quality provides the main attraction. A higher-resolution screen called “Retina Display” makes everything — from vacation pictures to the text on a website — look crisper. By Apple’s calculations, the new iPad offers four times the resolution of its predecessor. For that reason, you’re more likely to buy the new iPad if you are a shutterbug, a video game fanatic or someone who enjoys watching movies on a smaller but luscious screen.

Full Titanic wreck site is mapped for first time
By Clarke Canfield

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend. Marks on the muddy ocean bottom suggest, for instance, that the stern rotated like a helicopter blade as the ship sank, rather than plunging straight down, researchers told the Associated Press this week. An expedition team used sonar imaging and more than 100,000 photos taken from underwater robots to create the map, which shows where hundreds of objects and pieces of the presumed-unsinkable vessel landed after striking an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people. Explorers of the Titanic — which sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City — have known for more than 25

years where the bow and stern landed after the vessel struck an iceberg. But previous maps of the floor around the wreckage were incomplete, said Parks Stephenson, a Titanic historian who consulted on the 2010 expedition. Studying the site with old maps was like trying to navigate a dark room with a weak flashlight. “With the sonar map, it’s like suddenly the entire room lit up and you can go from room to room with a magnifying glass and document it,” he said. “Nothing like this has ever been done for the Titanic site.” The mapping took place in the summer of 2010 during an expedition to the Titanic led by RMS Titanic Inc., the legal custodian of the wreck, along with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, Mass., and the Waitt Institute of La Jolla, Calif. They were joined by the cable History channel and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Park Service is involved in the mapping. Details on the new findings at the bottom of the ocean are not being revealed yet, but the network will air them in a two-hour documentary on April 15, exactly 100 years after the Titanic sank.


Friday • March 9, 2012



Romney is facing skepticism in Republican South
Obama,GOP governors share many views on education
By Kimberly Helfing

By Emily Wagster Pettus

WASHINGTON — A funny thing is happening between President Barack Obama and many Republican governors when it comes to improving America’s schools: They are mostly getting along. After Obama spoke recently to the nation’s governors, Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal publicly praised the administration’s efforts on education, and Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell said there was a lot of room for “common agreement” on fixing schools. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, another Republican, introduced Obama in September at the White House before the president announced that states could be freed from stringent rules under the No Child Left Behind law if they met certain conditions. GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels freely credits Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for helping to pave the way for a “tectonic” shift in education, including comprehensive law changes passed in his home state of Indiana last year that include the rigorous use of teacher evaluations and one of the nation’s most expansive uses of vouchers to help parents send children to private schools. Republican governors are unabashedly behind some of the most aggressive changes in education policy today, from Indiana to Florida, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott successfully pushed law changes to establish merit pay and eliminate tenure protections for new teachers, to Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker seeks statewide screening of incoming kindergart-

ners and requirements that elementary school teachers take a more rigorous licensing exam. While Obama doesn’t agree with all these Barack Obama actions, he and the governors have found common ground in a number of areas, including teacher evaluation systems with consequences, merit pay for teachers, holding teachers and schools more accountable for how much students learn, and charter schools, which are public schools run by an independent third party. Obama’s awarding of waivers from No Child Left Behind in exchange for a promise by states to improve how they prepare and evaluate students has been popular with many governors of both parties, as has been the opportunity to compete for billions of dollars in the administration’s “Race to the Top” competition, which rewards states for pursuing policies Obama supports. “In today’s political world, where you can’t get Republicans and Democrats to agree on anything hardly in Washington, I think that’s one area where you have a lot of Republican governors that would say we don’t agree with everything the president wants to do on education, but there are a lot of things we do,” Haslam said in a phone interview. For Republican governors, there are no worries about political allegiances to powerful teachers’ unions whose members historically contribute to and volunteer heavily for Democrats’ campaigns.

JACKSON, Miss. — Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. With Mississippi and Alabama primaries coming up next Tuesday, there’s concern that he’s too slick, not really a conservative. In a region where the evangelical vote is important, some are skeptical about his Mormon faith. But if Romney wins the Republican nomination and it’s a November choice between him and Democratic President Barack Obama, the former Massachusetts governor may be just good enough for some Southerners. “If push comes to shove and he gets the nomination, I’ll go in the voting booth like this and vote for him,” says Mississippi retiree David Wilke, holding his nose. Romney acknowledges that he faces an uphill battle in Tuesday’s Southern primaries. In an interview Thursday with Birmingham, Ala., radio station WAPI, he said the Deep South contests would be “a bit of an away game” for him. Campaigning in Pascagoula, Miss., Romney said he is turning

into an “unoffic i a l Southerner.” “I’m learning to say ‘y’all’ and I like grits. Strange things are happening to me,” he said Mitt Romney jokingly. F o r m e r House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented Georgia for 20 years and now lives in Virginia, needs to win every state from South Carolina to Texas to get to the convention this summer, spokesman R.C. Hammond says. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s staff says he’ll be aggressive in states where Gingrich expects to perform well. Gingrich scored an early primary victory in South Carolina and won this week in Georgia. Romney added a Virginia win this week — Gingrich and Santorum weren’t on the ballot — to his Jan. 31 win in Florida, which is culturally not entirely a Southern state, despite its geography. Santorum won Tennessee. After Mississippi and Alabama

next week, Louisiana votes March 24, North Carolina and West Virginia May 8, Arkansas May 22 and Texas May 29. Santorum and Gingrich are invoking God and country as they campaign in Mississippi and Alabama, They’re winning applause by saying Obama has been a weak ally for Israel, a point that resonates with Christian conservatives. Romney and Obama also expressed support for Israel this week in speeches to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, but Mary Dockery, director of a Christian youth group in central Mississippi, said she’s voting for Santorum because she believes he’s the most pro-Israel candidate. “In God’s word, he tells us about the blessings of those people who support Israel,” Dockery said at a Santorum rally Wednesday night at the Mississippi Agriculture Museum in Jackson. Santorum didn’t mention Gingrich during his appearance at the rally before about 400 people, but he drew parallels between Romney and Obama on the government’s role in health care.

Poll:Health overhaul unpopular,not feared
By Jennifer Agiesta and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

WASHINGTON — Attacked as a rationing scheme and praised as a lifesaver, President Barack Obama’s health care law remains as divisive and confusing as ever. But a new poll finds Americans are less worried that the overhaul will undermine their own care. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Associated Press-GfK poll shows that Americans are less con-

cerned their own personal health care will suffer as a result of it. Shortly after the law passed in 2010, nearly half — 47 percent — said they expected the quality of their care to worsen. Now just 32 percent say that’s their worry. Most of the law’s major changes have yet to take effect, and dire predictions — of lost jobs, soaring premiums and long waits to see the doctor — have not materialized. Provisions that have gone into effect, including extended coverage for young adults on their parents’ insurance and relief for seniors with high prescription costs, only had a modest impact on health care

spending. Lee Sisson, 63, a semi-retired businessman from Winter Haven, Fla., says he figures that he might be better off personally as a result of the overhaul. For example, it would limit how much health insurance companies can charge older adults. But self-interest hasn’t made Sisson a supporter. “As a guy that’s semi-retired, the law would probably benefit me, and I’m still against it because it’s not good for our country,” said Sisson. He’s concerned about the cost of new government programs getting passed on to future generations.

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Candidates should focus on budget,budget,budget
ith a full field of candidates for the soon-to-bevacant District Four supervisor seat, there should be a panoply of stances, backgrounds, attitudes and ideas for voters. The field will be set 5 p.m. today, but so far there are eight candidates for the seat currently held by Rose Jacobs Gibson, who is being termed out. They come from myriad backgrounds — members of city councils, school boards and one former elections chief and a member of a Planning Commission. Traditionally, candidates for a supervisor race focus on five key areas — the budget, the environment, education, health care and public safety. There is also an emphasis on social services, since that is a core service area for the county Board of Supervisors. When candidates talk about the environment, it is usually a chance to speak of vague ideas that will never get off the ground. When they talk of education, it is usually in broad terms since the board has no oversight and little influence when it comes to schools aside from support. Health care is a critical component of the board’s duty as it provides a subsidy that has oscillated between $50 million and $70 million annually to the San Mateo Medical Center, which provides health services for thousands of county residents. There is also the matter of preparing for


health care reform and its impact on local services. Public safety is important, but most cities already have their own departments that provide such services though the board can participate in a leadership role when it comes to determining ways to provide them more efficiently through consolidation. The county Sheriff’s Office provides police service for several cities now, the latest being the city of Millbrae and that has led to new efficiencies and cost savings for both the county and the individual cities. There has been some discussion about new ways of consolidating fire services, but that, for the most part, has been with trepidation at best. We would like to see more aggressive action on that front since it will save money and provide for more efficient service. And that component leads us back to the most critical of areas — the budget. The county’s $1.75 billion budget agreed upon in September was arrived at through widespread cuts to services at all levels. Those cuts were made out of necessity and were described as “hard to swallow.” The county is now embarking on a new plan to place several taxes on the ballot — they include an increase of hotel taxes in the unincorporated areas and new taxes on rental cars and commercial

parking businesses which could generate just under $13 million a year. That’s no small number, but it’s not nearly enough to bridge an ongoing structural deficit of approximately $77 million for 2013 and set to rise to $149 million by 2017 if the board doesn’t take other measures. County officials are also weighing new economic development plans with its property but fell short on its acquisition of the Circle Star properties in San Carlos it purchased for $48 million when it was determined moving costs of county offices would not be worth it. There is also the matter of the new jail, which already cost the county $17 million for site acquisition and is ballparked to cost between $145 million and $165 million followed by roughly $40 million in annual operating costs. Anyone who has seen the current jail facilities knows a new one is needed, but the cost is high. The county’s budget is ever moving with scores of moving parts. Aside from cuts, that have already been enacted, and new tax revenue, a small piece of which is already moving to the June ballot, the challenge will be to find efficiencies in new ways. With eight people, so far, running for a seat on the five-member board, we look forward to hearing a vigorous discussion of new ideas that can come to the table. Let’s hope the campaign focuses on the most critical matter facing the board, the county and all of its residents.

What would Jesus think? “R
eligion is the one area of our discourse where it is considered noble to pretend to be certain about things no human could possibly be certain about.” — Sam Harris, “Letter To a Christian Nation.” There are those who wonder why some people use religion as an addiction, a security blanket, a surrogate parent or a battering ram. We wonder why so many people are unable to see what we see — the mindnumbing facet of religious dogma and how so many people become so obsessed with and engulfed in it. Many recent events have caused us to view religion with a jaundiced eye and bemoan the fact that so many swallow the whole thing, hook, line and sinker. Four examples come to mind that have been in the news recently that describe how religion can be contorted and used for self-aggrandizing purposes. First, is Tim Tebow, the football player who makes a spectacle of himself by looking up to heaven and kneeling on the football field after he makes a touchdown (or whatever). You wonder what kind of message this guy thinks he is sending. Is it “I believe in God and Jesus Christ and that makes me a special and wonderful person and since I’m so special and wonderful, you should believe, too?” Or maybe, “Praying makes me a great football player because I have faith and miracles happen.” There are those of us who do not consider this behavior something to be admired. Tebow may think that he appears humble, but we see him as superstitious and arrogant. Very likely it stems from serious brain washing — a case of a child never being allowed to have a thought of his own. After all, Tebow’s father is a missionary and preacher. Brings to mind what Richard Dawkins wrote in “The God Delusion”; “Faith can be very, very dangerous, and to deliberately implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.” Consider another example of evangelical mind control. It is manifest in a book that has been on the national nonfiction paperback best-seller list for at least 65 weeks. It is “Heaven Is for Real – A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back.” Surprisingly, it is listed under non-fiction! You wonder if those who buy this book believe it. Do they consider it an amazing coincidence that this happened to the child of a minister? Do they think that it’s likely that the child had a dream-type vision when he was very ill that stemmed from all of the indoctrination he’d been exposed to and the Bible stories that have dominated his life? Young children are very vulnerable to suggestion. After all, they trust their parents implicitly. And if they are immersed in religion, often home schooled (so their minds won’t be tainted by those heathen out there), and have a good imagination, their fantasy world can be remarkable. And who would want to believe the kid’s story more than the preacher father and people who are similarly evangelical? Number three is the huge fuss over the proposed rule to require health insurance plans provided by Catholic universities and charities to offer free birth control to insured women because it would “violate the church’s moral teachings.” What is so unconscionable is seeing those pious bishops and the pope sitting in their cloistered halls, bedecked in their ecclesiastical robes, apparently with no clue as to how the rest of the world lives, reigning over the masses and spewing their dogma. “Be fruitful and multiply!” Is there no consideration of the overpopulation in this world or the havoc rained upon it by those who are not welcomed when they are born? Are they not aware that it has been reported that five children around the world die every minute because of chronic malnutrition? Last, but not least, we have Rick Santorum, the Republican presidential hopeful, who has warned us that “Satan, the Father of Lies, has his sights on the United States of America and is attacking the great institutions of America.” It’s hard to believe that he and the rest of those types expect us to take them seriously. When Tebow’s proselytizing is publicized so widely, a child’s book of religious fictional fantasies tops the national best-seller list for so many weeks, the minds of those in charge of the Catholic church are so completely sclerotic, and Santorum carries on about Satan, Jon Meacham’s commentary in the March 5 Time Magazine is very appropriate: “The ferociously religious are doing religion no favors at the moment, and it’s beginning to feel as though we may need to save faith from the extreme pronouncements of the faithful.”
Since 1984, Dorothy Dimitre has written more than 500 columns for various local newspapers. Her email address is

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Proposition 13 stabilizes property tax revenue
Editor, Proposition 13 is the favorite target of those who would rather maintain the status quo. Kaia Eakin is one of them (in response to “Reform Proposition 13” in the March 3 edition of the Daily Journal). Continued growth in government spending fuels the Iron Triangle of politicians, beneficiaries and bureaucrats described in Milton Friedman’s “Tyranny of the Status Quo.” By tossing tax dollars at an ever-growing number of special interest groups, they “divide and conquer.” Our failing government school system, burdened by an archaic education code and unsustainable union contracts, keeps seeking more tax dollars. A plethora of entitlement programs funded by state and federal tax dollars relinquishes local control. Real choice in education is the answer, not more money. Proposition 13 has acted to provide predictability of property tax revenues with modest growth. Leave it alone! type was busily scrawling with a ballpoint pen all over my Bush strip. What gives him the right to do this? I did not yell at him. I tiptoed up and whispered in his ear, “That comes off in the car wash.” I then said, “Is that beat-up VW bus over there with the Save the Whales, the Owls and the Unborn Meadow Mouse, yours? If so, I respect your right to defile the landscape with it. Stickers may be the only thing holding that heap together.” Republicans respect the rights of Democrat bumper strips, which are a form of free speech. Democrats respond by keying your car. Get your Romney strip. It’s called the courage of your convictions, not provocation. You are capitulating to Obama supporters if you don’t. Or if you lack the courage, move to Orange County, where it is OK.

Jack Hickey Emerald Hills

Bumper stickers
Editor, Christopher Conway: get your bumper strip (in response to “He will be missed” in the March 5 edition of the Daily Journal)! That is the trouble with with us. We are milquetoasts when it comes to the material. Well, not me. I had Bush/Cheney stickers on my new car in 2000 and my car still looked new to me in 2004. So I got more. In Burlingame at my doctor’s office, I was walking toward my car and a scruffy looking tree-hugger

Diane S. Smith South San Francisco

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Friday • March 9, 2012



Stocks end higher
Dow 12,907.94 +0.55% 10-Yr Bond 2.014 +2.13% Nasdaq 2,970.42 +1.18% Oil (per barrel) 106.800003 S&P 500 1,365.91 +0.98% Gold 1,701.50
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a lower face value and interest rate. Greece needs 90 percent of investors to participate to get a bailout of (euro) 130 billion, or about $173 billion, and avoid a default later this month that could rattle financial markets around the world. The Athens government will release final results Friday. The Greek crisis is “starting to wind down, we hope,” said Paul Powers, head of U.S. equity sales trading for Raymond James. “It doesn’t seem nearly as dire as it was a couple of weeks ago.” The rally came despite a report from the Labor Department that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 362,000, up 8,000 from the week before. The four-week average remained near a four-year low. The government reports Friday on how many jobs the U.S. economy added in February and the unemployment rate. Economists expect 200,000 jobs were added. If the unemployment rate falls from 8.3 percent, it will be the sixth straight decline. “The trend here is that the job market has continued to grind higher, and I don’t see any reason why tomorrow’s number shouldn’t be a good one,” said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE McDonald’s Corp.,down $3.22 at $96.96 The fast food chain said that global sales of stores open at least 13 months came in short of expectations in February. Anheuser-Busch Inbev,up $2.69 at $69.56 The brewer’s fourth-quarter net profit nearly doubled from a year ago on strong growth of its Budweiser and Stella Artois brands. Rite Aid Corp.,up 8 cents at $1.77 The drugstore chain said that February revenue at stores open at least a year climbed 3.1 percent from the same period last year. Williams-Sonoma Inc.,down $2.22 at $35.62 The home goods seller said that its chief financial officer is retiring. A Goldman Sachs analyst said the news was a bit surprising. American International Group Inc.,down $1.14 at $28.31 The government said that it set a price of $29 a share for the $6 billion in common stock it is selling in the insurance company. Navistar International Corp., down 76 cents at $39.27 The heavy trucks and engines maker posted a widening first-quarter loss due to higher health care costs and a brake supplier issue. Nasdaq Hot Topic Inc.,up $1.07 at $9.86 The teen retailer turned a fourth-quarter profit, even with 1 percent lower revenue than a year earlier,as it cut spending. The St.Joe Co.,up $1.31 at $17.63 The real estate developer named Thomas Hoyer as its new chief financial officer to replace 16year company veteran Janna Connolly.

NEW YORK — The stock market posted substantial gains Thursday as Greece closed in on a deal to restructure its debt and avoid a default. That overshadowed a small increase in unemployment claims last week. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 70.61 points, or 0.6 percent, at 12,907.94. Two days of solid gains have erased about three-quarters of the loss from Tuesday, when the Dow fell 203 points, its biggest loss of the year. The close left the Dow up 97 percent on the eve of the third anniversary of its low point during the Great Recession. Last week, the Dow closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index has more than doubled in three years. On Thursday, the S&P 500 added 13.28 points, or 1 percent, to 1,365.91. It has regained all of its loss from Tuesday, rising 22.80 points, its best two days since December. All 10 industry groups rose, led by materials companies. The Nasdaq composite index rose 34.73 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,970.42. A Greek government official told the Associated Press that more than 75 percent of investors in Greek bonds had agreed to exchange them for bonds with

Stocks double in three years
By Baernrd Condon and Matthew Craft

NEW YORK — The stock market is missing you. For more than three years, ordinary investors disgusted with wild swings have pulled money out of stocks. They’ve missed a breathtaking bull market: The Dow Jones industrial average has almost doubled from its low point during the Great Recession on March 9, 2009. In the meantime, corporate America has

racked up double-digit profit gains. If investors valued stocks at normal historical levels based on profits, we would be celebrating Dow 15,000, not Dow 13,000. But the profit explosion is over, and the Wall Street pros who trade stocks mostly for big institutions and the rich are getting antsy. They’ve been doing the buying. And if Main Street doesn’t join them, the historic rally could slow or even end. Everyday investors “are more aware of the risk of the market,” says Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at Standard & Poor’s. “They’re nervous.

They’re scared.” The Dow closed above 13,000 last week for the first time since May 2008, four months before the financial crisis. In a sense, the milestone was disappointing: Profits are at an all-time high, yet the Dow is well below its record of 14,164, set in October 2007. Even though profits are growing, individual investors aren’t buying. That shows up in something called the multiple — the ratio of what investors are willing to pay for a company’s stock, compared with its annual profits.

Stronger U.S.economy may strain to top expectations
By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has been outrunning everyone’s expectations. Factory output has surprisingly surged. Housing, left for dead, is inching back. Most crucially, companies are hiring faster than many envisioned. Funny thing about expectations, though: Each time you exceed them, it gets harder to do so next time. On Friday, economists expect the government to report a 200,000-plus job gain for a third straight month. The previous two months, job growth topped expectations, and unemployment sank from 8.7 percent to 8.3 percent. Consumer confidence has since risen. So have President Barack Obama’s approval ratings. This time? Another strong jobs report would be a welcome sign that the economy is further strengthening. But unless it exceeds expectations, it may not ignite a celebration. “There’s a new threshold for what’s seen as a good report,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight.

Wells Fargo to charge $7 monthly fee for checking

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo customers in six states who had free checking accounts will pay $7 a month starting in May. The bank said Thursday that it started moving customers in 23 states to the $7 fee last year and is expanding to six more — Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Customers can avoid the fee by keeping a minimum balance of $1,500 or making direct deposits of at least $500 a month. They can also get a $2 break on the fee by opting for online statements.

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County’s ‘Final Four’back in action Saturday
By Juliio Lara

With the calendar having turned to March, it’s only appropriate that the county is down to its personal Final Four. Serra in Division II, Sacred Heart Prep and Half Moon Bay in Division IV and Terra Nova in girls’ Division III, continue their trek to Sacramento in the second round of the CIF Nor Cal playoffs Saturday night. All second round games are scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off. And make no mistake, the local teams are in

for some serious battles. Perhaps the biggest test falls to the boys from Half Moon Bay, which travels to Salesian High School in Richmond. Salesian is one of the top teams in the state and are the No. 1 seed in Division IV. The Cougars are the No. 8 seed. “That’ll be quite the challenge,” Half Moon Bay head coach Rich Forslund told the Daily Journal. “But hey, that’s exactly what we’ve been talking about, having the opportunity to play them and seeing what a state-level team looks like. We’re going to be on the court with them and it’s going to be a lot of fun.” Playing basketball against the Pride hasn’t

been much fun for anyone this season. Salesian is 30-2 this year, going12-0 in the Bay Shore League and it’s the reigning Division IV Nor Cal champions. They last won a state title in 2009. The Pride’s two losses this season came against the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked teams in Florida (according to And the more you examine Salesian’s numbers, the most intimidating they appear — at least on paper. In their 30 wins this year, the Pride has won by an average of 28 points and three times they’re held an opponent to under 20 points

total in a game. Salesian is led by the highly-touted Jabari Bird, a 6-6 shooting guard, who is one of the most sought-after college recruits in the nation. Serra gets their 2012 Nor Cal bid going when they host the upstart Knights of Las Lomas, who beat No. 6 Lodi 70-64 as the No. 11 seed. The Knights come in at 21-10 after an 8-4 run in league play and they appear to be getting hot at the right time. Against Lodi, Las Lomas was led by Max

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Carlmont tops Tigers
By Nathan Mollat

Messi is on the short list of best ever
wo months ago, Pele was asked the same question many people are asking again now: Is Lionel Messi better than you were? “Difficult to say,” the great man replied. “When Messi has scored 1,283 goals like me, when he has won three World Cups, we can talk about it again.” There are two ways to understand that answer. One, of course, is ’No.’ His latest feat — a record-setting five goals in one Champions League match, notwithstanding — Messi still cannot definitively be called the greatest footballer of all time. Perhaps no one can. But the other and more diplomatic point Pele possibly was trying to make is that, unlike the Brazilian, Messi is still an art work in progress. He has not finished sculpting his place in football history. Not even close. Messi, greatest ever? Why are we discussing this now? Come back and see me in 10 years. Also, pitting one generation against another is often treacherous, even pointless. Rod Laver played with a small wooden racket; Roger Federer has a big graphite one. So how can those tennis legends be compared, given that the sport Federer plays bears only a passing resemblance to the one Laver knew? Likewise, football is faster, more commercial, more all-consuming and more of a science than it was in the day of Pele and Diego Maradona. Today’s billiard-table pitches provide Messi with a better canvas than Pele and Maradona sometimes had on which to display his array of talents. Possibly, the Argentine also has it easier than them because he’s better protected

There was quite a dichotomy on the field when Notre Dame-Belmont traveled up the street to face rival Carlmont in their annual softball meeting Thursday afternoon. In the home dugout, you had Carlmont coach Jim Liggett, entering his 37th season at the helm of the Scots, needing eight more wins to reach 900 for his career. In the visitor’s dugout was first-year Notre Dame coach Monique Fuiava, who, at this time last year, was finishing up her senior season as a member of the UCLA softball team. Those coaching characteristics appear to influence the teams they coach. While both coaches admit they have young squads this year, Carlmont looked like the Central Coast Section power it always is, while the Tigers look to be a work in progress. It all added up to a 7-0 Carlmont victory. “Overall, we played well,” Liggett said. “[Pitcher Rebecca Faulkner] threw very well.” Faulkner, a left-handed sophomore, started the game and pitched the first four innings, allowing two hits while striking out six. Senior Aurora Stottler finished up the last three innings, giving up a one-out, infield hit in the sixth inning. Faulkner presents a little bit of a wrinkle as a southpaw. “You don’t see as many (left-handed pitchers),” Liggett said. “She was getting ahead (in the count). She has a good changeup. If you can get ahead, that’s half the battle.” Faulkner threw first-pitch strikes to 12 of the 15 batters she faced. As is the case in softball, pitching will have a big impact on how well a team does. Liggett finds himself in an uncommon position this season, with four pitchers who are capable of being a No. 1 on any team. Joining Faulkner and Stottler are sophomores Danielle Giuliacci, who saw a bulk of the pitching duty last season, and Melissa Pekarek. “It’s very hard (juggling four pitchers),” Liggett said. “You’re trying to give everyone a chance. The good thing is, they can all play.




Carlmont’s Christy Peterson rounds third and heads for home to score the Scots’first run in a See SOFTBALL, Page 14 7-0 win over rival Notre Dame-Belmont.

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FBI probing Auburn basketball player for point shaving

AUBURN, Ala. — Federal authorities are investigating suspended Auburn point guard Varez Ward for alleged point shaving involving in at least two games this season, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday. The report cited anonymous sources and said the FBI began an investigation in late February centering on losses to Alabama on

Feb. 7 and Arkansas on Jan. 25. NCAA officials say they are “very concerned” by the allegations and have been in contact with the school and federal investigators since the issue arose last month. “The NCAA takes any allegation of point shaving very seriously because sports wagering threatens two of our core principles — the well-being of student-athletes and the very integrity of intercollegiate sport,” the NCAA

said in a written statement Thursday. “As allegations of point shaving, if proven, are also potential federal crimes, the NCAA will defer action until any process with the FBI has concluded.” Ward and guard Chris Denson were both suspended before a Feb. 25 game against Arkansas, but Denson returned for the next game. Denson was questioned and cleared of involvement in point shaving, the report said.

“Auburn officials were made aware of a rumor regarding an allegation two weeks ago and immediately reported it to the FBI, the NCAA and the SEC,” Auburn said in a statement Thursday. “Because of the nature of the allegation, Auburn is not in a position to make any further comment on the situation.” The report said a player reported concerns

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Bumgarner solid in first spring start

PEORIA, Ariz. — Edinson Volquez dealt with a case of nerves Thursday as he pitched in a San Diego Padres uniform for the first time. The veteran pitcher allowed a run and two hits in two innings as the Padres lost to the San Francisco Giants 5-2. Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner struck out five in three shutout innings in his spring debut. “First time in this uniform,” Volquez said. “I don’t always get nervous, just this time, especially with a new organization and a lot of eyes on me. A friend told me sometimes it’s good when you’re nervous, but you can’t be scared.” Bumgarner was very good in his first start as he needed only 44 pitches to get through the third inning. The left-hander, who went 13-13 with a 3.21 ERA in 33 starts last season, limited the Padres

to two hits and walked one. “My command feels pretty good,” Bumgarner said. “Everything seems to be on schedule. It’s better than usual. I’m just trying to focus as if it’s the regular season.” San Francisco outfielder Angel Pagan had an RBI Madison single in three at-bats. Bumgarner Kyle Blanks hit a solo home run for the Padres and Everth Cabrera went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Micah Owings allowed a hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings for the Padres. An 18-game winner in 2008, Volquez came to the Padres in a Dec. 17 trade that sent Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres hope to get Volquez, who was 5-7 with a 5.71 ERA in 20 starts last season, back on track.

Volquez had reconstructive elbow surgery in 2009 and received a 50-game suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2010. Pitching coach Darren Balsley has worked closely with Volquez this spring, encouraging him to be aggressive earlier in his starts. He has also made several minor adjustments to Volquez’s setup. Thus far the Padres like what they see from Volquez, who threw strikes on 23 of 31 pitches. Volquez walked one and struck out one. “Every time he has been on the mound we’ve seen a focused guy,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “His velocity was there and he had good secondary pitches. The delivery was good.” Volquez said he approves of the Padres’ adjustments. He also likes the way he adjusted after his bout with nervousness in the first inning. “I like what I’ve been doing,” Volquez said.

“That’s what I want is to be consistent and get ahead in the count.” NOTES: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey is expected to start his first game of the spring on Friday, manager Bruce Bochy said. Posey hasn’t played in a game since he broke his leg May 25 in a collision at the plate. He is expected to catch two innings. ... Bochy said second baseman Freddy Sanchez, who had surgery last August to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, will make his spring debut and serve as the team’s designated hitter on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds. ... RHP Ryan Vogelsong threw off a bullpen mound for the first time this spring. Vogelsong has been sidelined with a sore back. ... Padres infielder Logan Forsythe is headed back to San Diego for surgery on a fractured left foot, manager Bud Black said. Forsythe will be out for at least eight weeks.

Cal holds off Stanford Sharks lose in shootout
By Greg Beacham

LOS ANGELES — Jorge Gutierrez scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half, Harper Kamp added 17 points, and California avenged last weekend’s loss to Stanford with a 77-71 victory over their Bay Area archrivals in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night. Justin Cobbs scored 15 points while playing strong defense on Stanford freshman sensation Chasson Randle for the second-seeded Golden Bears (24-8) in the schools’ second meeting in five days. Stanford beat Cal 75-70 at Maples Pavilion, preventing the Bears from winning a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title. Thanks to that loss, Cal must win the tournament to breathe easily about its NCAA fate — and the Bears are the highest seed remaining at Staples Center after top-seeded Washington’s stunning loss to ninth-seeded Oregon State six hours earlier. Andrew Zimmermann had a career-high 22 points and seven rebounds for the seventhseeded Cardinal (21-11), who couldn’t respond

to Cal’s second-half rally in the rivals’ rubber match after each school won on its home floor during the regular season. Gutierrez, the Pac-12’s player of the year and its top defensive player, led Cal’s impressive comeback from a seven-point halftime deficit. The senior made 6 of 8 shots and finished seven assists and six rebounds for the Bears, who made a 15-3 run to open the second half. Randle scored 19 points for the Cardinal, but went 5 for 16 — just 2 of 9 on 3-pointers. The freshman dropped 27 of his 30 points on Arizona State in the first half of the Cardinal’s opening-round victory. Cal didn’t appear to try anything fancy against Randle, who scored 17 points against the Bears at Maples Pavilion last weekend. Cobbs’ man-to-man coverage largely limited Randle’s looks and harassed him into ineffectiveness. Stanford took a 30-23 lead into halftime despite just five points from Randle. Cal, which committed 14 turnovers before halftime and just three afterward, went up 38-33 on Allen Crabbe’s 3-pointer 4 minutes into the second half.


DALLAS — Tomas Vincour scored in the final minute of regulation, and then added the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round to give the surging Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. Kari Lehtonen made 45 saves through overtime and then was perfect in the shootout. He stopped Logan Couture in the final round to seal the win for Dallas. Vincour gave the Stars the edge in the tiebreaker when he flipped a backhander past Antti Niemi. Pacific Division-leading Dallas won its fourth straight and improved to 79 points, four ahead of San Jose. Joe Pavelski put the Sharks in front 3-2 when he pushed a rebound past Lehtonen with 3:32 left in regulation for his 24th goal. But with Lehtonen off for an extra skater, Vincour nudged the puck over the line at 19:45 to tie it. The goal was upheld by video replay. Pavelski had the best scoring chance in overtime, while the Sharks were on a power play, but Lehtonen denied his backhanded attempt from in close with just under 90 sec-

onds to play. Niemi made 32 saves for the faltering Sharks, 2-7-3 in their last 12 games overall and 1-5-2 in their last eight on the road. Dallas returned from a 3-0 road trip and is 8-0-1 in its last nine. Patrick Marleau notched his 27th goal of the season from the slot 25 seconds into the third period to put the Sharks in front 2-1. But Jamie Benn’s 20th drew Dallas even at 2 at 6:42 of the third when he backhanded a pass from Adam Burish past Niemi. The Stars took the lead when Michael Ryder netted his 29th goal at 12:16 of the second, but Torrey Mitchell tied it at 3 when he got around defenseman Alex Goligoski and beat Lehtonen from close range with 1.6 seconds remaining in the second period. The Sharks opened a four-game trip with the fourth of six meetings with the Stars. San Jose won the first three by a total score of 145, although the Stars used backup goalies in all of those games while Lehtonen was either rested or injured. Dallas held an early 7-4 edge in shots, but San Jose finished with a 16-8 advantage in the scoreless opening period.



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Faculty considers backing NCAA antitrust exemption
By Eddie Pells

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to an assistant coach in late February. Auburn coach Tony Barbee has said only that Ward and Denson violated team rules. Ward didn’t play in the final three games of the regular season or travel with the team to New Orleans for the Southeastern Conference tournament, where the Tigers open with Thursday night’s game against Mississippi. Yahoo Sports reported that other Auburn players were questioned about whether Ward tried to get them to participate in the alleged point shaving. Ward, a Texas transfer, has averaged 9.0 points a game and leads the Tigers in assists. Ward scored three points and had six turnovers in the 68-50 loss to Alabama, playing 17 minutes. Vegas Insider said Alabama was favored by five points. Ward lasted only 19 seconds after coming off the bench in the 56-53 defeat against Arkansas before crumpling to the floor. Barbee later said Ward took a knee to the right leg he had injured early in his sophomore season with the Longhorns, when he ruptured his quadriceps tendon on a dunk during pregame warmups. Auburn still covered the 9 1/2-point spread. In between those games, Ward had his hottest streak of the season. He scored 53 points in a threegame stretch, including 24 against Mississippi State. Ward has not commented publicly since his suspension. His last Twitter post was on Feb. 24 when he tweeted, “Can’t win for losing smh” (shaking my head). It was the last in a series of posts that day, the first saying that his knee was “hurting bad.” And Messi is still only 24. If he carries on at this rate for another 10 or even five years, the Messi, Maradona or Pele debate might have a clear winner. “When he finishes his career he may be the considered the best ever,” said Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez. Given the competition from Pele and Maradona, however, that is still a big ’if.’ The simplest and fairest solution is this: Accept that, for each era, there is a footballer who towers above the rest. Pele, Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and now, unquestionably, Messi. But we don’t need to compare Messi against those other players to understand a blindingly simple truth: The way he plays football, his humble and inventive genius, is an absolute delight to behold. How lucky we are to live in his time. But fans in Pele and Maradona’s eras felt that way, too.

A group of professors seeking reform in college sports wants to explore the possibility of an antitrust exemption, which could allow the NCAA to better regulate spending on coaches’ salaries and other costs. The Coalition On Intercollegiate Athletics met in January, and this week released five policy recommendations made by its steering committee. All the proposals dealt with finding ways to rein in what many on the committee view as the runaway costs of college sports and the outsized influence sports have on campuses. The NCAA antitrust exemption would generate the biggest change of the COIA recommendations but would also be the most controversial because it would require Congressional approval. Court cases in 1984 and 1995 essentially stripped the NCAA of any rights to control costs, which has led to growing revenues through the college football bowl system but also spawned steadily increasing salaries for coaches and expenses for facilities. “Without modification of antitrust constraints, there is no mechanism to restrain the

All the proposals dealt with finding ways to rein in what many on the committee view as the runaway costs of college sports and the outsized influence sports have on campuses.
market forces driving rapid commercial expansion,” the steering committee wrote. Its four other recommendations were: • To support the so-called “collegiate model” of sports and try to lessen the commercialism that has led to calls that athletes should be paid to play. • To advocate for policies that will keep big football conferences inside the NCAA, which would allow for some oversight that would be missing if they splintered away. • To increase efforts to respond to the “reputational risks” that the market-driven model of sports pose to U.S. higher education. This issue came to light, unflinchingly, in the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State, which had its reputation sullied because of problems originating in the football program. • To continue cooperating with the NCAA in trying to bring about changes, while remaining vigilant about NCAA efforts that place college sports over the academic missions of the schools themselves. him at the top of the ’bestever’ pile every time he does something remarkable — which, admittedly, does seem to be almost every time he runs onto the field. “He is the best player in football’s history and we’ve never seen anyone like Lionel Messi him” was his teammate Cesc Fabregas’ verdict after Messi put five — yes, five — goals past Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night. The last player to score five in European football’s top club competition was Soren Lerby of Ajax against Omonia in 1979. Messi is the first to do it since the European Cup was re-branded the Champions League in 1992. “One day he’ll score six,” said Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. That’s not hard to believe. But, objectively, all that Messi has achieved at this point in his career is the right to be menIf Congress ever did grant an antitrust exemption, the NCAA would conceivably have power to regulate what programs spend on salaries and facilities. It’s an idea that would help the so-called ‘have-nots’ in college sports while reining in what the ‘haves’ could spend, which is one reason the idea hasn’t gathered much support over the years. It would also invite Congress to design a new system through legislation, which many university leaders oppose. But the COIA steering committee made the recommendation because it doesn’t see schools or the NCAA as doing enough to keep themselves in check financially. “While the NCAA is demonstrating significant ability to regulate in the interests of higher education in the area of academic reform, it is prevented by antitrust laws from doing so in the area of economic regulation, and it has been amply demonstrated that schools are not able to do so themselves,” the committee wrote. tioned in the same breath as Pele and Maradona — or Maradona and Pele, the order depending on which of those two you consider to be the best. The World Cup remains a big black hole on Messi’s resume. “When he plays with Argentina, he doesn’t have the same success,” Pele noted. “People are always asking me, ’When will there be a new Pele?’ Never! My father and mother shut down the production line.” But with each new record, each additional trophy he wins with Barcelona, the stronger the argument for Messi becomes. All being well, Messi will this month or next become the first player to score more than 12 Champions League goals in a single season. He will also soon net the eight goals he needs to become the all-time record scorer in Barcelona’s illustrious 113-year history. Cesar Rodriguez, at least for a few more weeks, now holds that club record with his 235 goals in official matches from 1942-55.

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when he plays. Referees today are more alert to and intolerant of the brutal tackles that Maradona was subjected to by opponents overwhelmed by his weaving speed and guile. All these years later, video of Andoni Goikoetxea’s infamous ankle-smasher from behind in 1983 that cast an ill-wind over Maradona’s spell at Barcelona still makes the blood run cold. So, again, can Messi, Maradona and Pele really be compared, given their different eras? Perhaps the only certainty is that they can’t. As Pele told French newspaper Le Monde in January, the day after Messi became the first to win FIFA player of the year three times in a row: “There is no need to compare. Football changes.” Still, that won’t stop Messi fans from placing


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in the row. The Bruins are back as the No. 6 seed in Division IV after narrowly escaping Riverbank 50-48. It appears the Bruins have a thing for the dramatic when CIF playoff time rolls around. In that game against Riverbank, Jason Webster’s lay-up with 1.7 seconds left in the game propelled SPSV to the win — this after trailing by eight after one quarter and by five at the half. Last year in these same playoffs, the Bruins came into Gator Country and shocked SHP 4948. The Gators controlled the ballgame throughout and led 48-41 with 3:27 left in the game. But SPSV closed the game out on an 8-0 run that included a Robbie Hanson bucket with 8.3 seconds left that turned out to be the gamewinner. Sacred Heart Prep got a bit of revenge earlier this season, beating the Bruins 60-56 in out errors, with Giuliacci driving in Peterson with a single to center. Gabriella Pons drove in the second run of the inning on a groundout and Giuliacci ended up scoring on a wild pitch. The Scots upped their lead to 5-0 with two more runs in the second inning. Pekarek singled, went to second on a Janelle Shiozaki bunt single and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Robinson drove in Shiozaki with a single to left. Carlmont tacked on single runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Peterson drove home Shiozaki in the fourth and Shiozaki singled home Pekarek in the sixth. While the early part of the season hasn’t been particularly successful for Notre Dame, Fuiava believes her team is getting better. As December. A win on Saturday at the No. 3 seed would make payback that much sweeter. The Gators last played in the CCS Division IV final against Half Moon Bay and won, capturing their third straight trophy and fifth in the last nine years. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup on Saturday isn’t in the boys’ bracket. Terra Nova welcomes No. 5 Modesto Christian to their Pacifica campus for a 7 p.m. game in the girls’ Division III bracket. What makes the game so interesting is finding out what Tigers team will show up to the Nor Cal playoffs. Terra Nova was completely and uncharacteristically flat in their CCS finals loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral last weekend in Santa Clara. And that came as a surprise, considering that this was finally the year the Tigers were supposed to collect a CCS title with its terrific trifecta of Division I talent heading by long as Aimee Miller continues to grow as a pitcher, the Tigers will have a chance to be competitive this season. After a rocky start in which she allowed five runs on four hits in the first two innings, Miller settled down and gave up four hits and two more runs over the final five innings. Three of the runs were unearned. Fuiava believes Miller, and the rest of team, just need to gain some trust and belief in themselves. “My players really don’t have confidence in themselves,” Fuiava said. “We did a lot better (Thursday) than we have been doing.” If you looked carefully, you could see the Tigers gaining confidence, even if it was one play at a time. Centerfielder Izzy Gerronimo made a diving catch for an out, while second baseman Jessica Lau was solid defensively

PAL Bay Division MVP Terilyn Moe. Instead, Terra Nova played one of its worst games of the season and lost. The Tigers can ill afford to come out with anything less than their best against Modesto, who comes in with a 26-6 record. The Crusaders are one of those teams that likes to get up and down, having averaged 64 points per game this season. And like Terra Nova, they have some girls that can score. Valerie Moore is their biggest threat. She’s averaging 15.9 points per game this season along with 9.7 rebounds. Jasmine Hampton is a great compliment to Moore. She’s averaging 10 points and eight rebounds this year. JeAnne Navarro is the team’s second-leading scorer at 11.8 points per and Lexie Tubbs chimes in at 8.3 a game. and third baseman Lindsey Mifsud made a couple of strong throws to get outs at first base. Offensively, the Tigers could not muster much, but they started making better contact as the game went along. Emma Irvine picked up Notre Dame’s first hit with a third-inning double, Mifsud added an infield hit in the fourth and Lau’s came in the sixth. Fuiava said she was happy to see her team start to build an approach at the plate, as opposed to just swinging at whatever the pitcher was offering. “It’s nice to see a switch getting turned on,” Fuiava said.

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Against Lodi, Las Lomas was led by Max Lober and Khirey Carson. The duo combined for 39 points in the win. Carson pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory as well. The Padres will try to bounce back from their loss in the Central Coast Section Division II finals against Archbishop MItty, who happens to be the No. 1seed in the CIF tournament. Rounding out the boys’ action is Sacred Heart Prep, which goes into its second round matchup with a little redemption in mind. The Gators welcome St. Patrick/St. Vincent to Atherton Saturday night for the second year

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Niners sign Tukuafu to 2-year deal
SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive tackle Will Tukuafu to a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season. Tukuafu joined the 49ers during training camp in 2010 and spent the majority of that season on the team’s practice squad. Tukuafu made his NFL debut last season and recovered a fumble on his very first career play from scrimmage against Seattle. He played in five games before suffering a season-ending wrist injury against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 2.

The Raiders did not reveal terms of the new contracts but Mac’s Football Blog reported that the team would save more than $11 million against the 2012 cap by extending the deals for Seymour and Huff. Palmer had a $12.5 million base salary for 2012 before the new deal. The Raiders were reportedly more than $20 million over the projected salary cap before putting a franchise tag on safety Tyvon Branch that is expected to be about $6.2 million. All teams need to be under the salary cap by next Tuesday.

Marino: Manning ’fits with anybody’ in NFL
AVENTURA, Fla. — If Peyton Manning wants to talk about playing quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Dan Marino would be thrilled to take his call. And just in case, Marino has his sales pitch ready. “There’s great tradition there. We’ve had a couple off years but believe me, they’ll be back,” said Marino, the Hall of Famer who threw for 420 touchdowns and more than 61,000 yards in his Dolphins career. “It’s a great franchise and they’ll get it turned around.”

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Atlantic Division W Philadelphia 23 Boston 20 New York 18 Toronto 13 New Jersey 13 Southeast Division W Miami 30 Orlando 25 Atlanta 23 Washington 9 Charlotte 5 Central Division W Chicago 33 Indiana 23 Milwaukee 15 Cleveland 14 Detroit 13 L 17 18 21 26 27 L 9 15 16 29 32 L 8 14 24 23 26 Pct .575 .526 .462 .333 .325 Pct .769 .625 .590 .237 .135 Pct .805 .622 .385 .378 .333 GB — 2 4 1/2 9 1/2 10 GB — 5 1/2 7 20 1/2 24 GB — 8 17 17 19

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BOYS’ TENNIS Aragon 6, Mills 1 SINGLES — Tanguotco (M) d.Joshi 7-5,6-0;Hughes (A) d. Liang 6-0, 6-2;Wang (A) d. Liu 6-3, 2-6, (10-8); Bellon (A) d.Louie 6-4,1-6,(10-6).DOUBLES — ZhaPauly (A) d. Chau-Johnson 6-2, 6-3; Lee-Fowler (A) d. Ma-Mitsuda 6-1, 6-4; Gallardo-Ilyin (A) d. ChanHattori 6-1, 6-1. Records — Aragon 3-1 PAL Bay, 4-3 overall; Mills 0-3. Sequoia 7, Capuchino 0 SINGLES — Saltzman (S) d.Kofman 6-4,7-6(7);Burtt (S) d. Simon 6-1, 6-0; Jude (S) d. Andaya 6-2, 6-0; Schreiber (S) by default.DOUBLES — Sahn-Ortega (S) d.Magni-Chao 6-3,6-1;Billman-Satterlee (S) d.Dillard-Villavicencio 6-1, 6-0; Castrillo-Carroll (S) d. Martinez-Eschen 6-1,6-0. Carlmont 6, Burlingame 1 SINGLES — C.Pang (C) d.Taggart 6-0,6-0;Eakin (C) d. Miller 4-6, 6-2, (10-7); M. Soriano (C) d.Tsu 6-1, 61;Anderson (B) d.Yen 6-4,4-1 retired.DOUBLES — Knoot-Wu (C) d. Stevenson-Guttas 6-2, 6-3; Hendershott-King (C) d.Yee-Pratt 6-3,7-6(2);Panfilor-Lu (C) .Schubiner-Martinucci 6-3,6-1. Menlo School 7, Sacred Heart Prep 0 SINGLES — Chan (MS) d.Pizzuti 6-0,6-1;Morkovione (MS) d. Kirkpatrick 6-3, 6-0; Ball (MS) d. Regioglu 63, 6-2; Charli (MS) d. Kremer 6-3, 6-0. DOUBLES — Boyd-Hoffman (MS) d.Sarwal-Evans 6-0,6-0;MillerChase (MS) d. Walecka-Boggs 6-3, 6-2; Lam-McLaughlin (MS) d.Foster-Magnuson 6-3,6-3. SOFTBALL Carlmont 7, Notre Dame-Belmont 0 Notre Dame 000 000 0 — 0 3 4 Carlmont 320 101 x — 7 8 1 WP — Faulkner. LP — Miller. 2B — Irvine (ND); Peterson (C).Multiple hits — Shiozaki 2,Robinson 2, Pekarek 2 (C). RBI — Shiozaki, Robinson, Giuliacci,Pons (C).Records — Carlmont 5-1 overall;Notre Dame-Belmont 1-5.

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Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA St.Louis 43 18 7 93 177 133 Detroit 43 21 3 89 211 156 Nashville 39 21 7 85 192 173 Chicago 36 25 7 79 203 200 Columbus 22 38 7 51 159 217 Northwest Division W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 41 18 8 90 211 166 Colorado 35 30 4 74 180 185 Calgary 30 25 12 72 164 185 Minnesota 29 29 10 68 147 189 Edmonton 26 34 6 58 175 198 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 37 26 5 79 183 183 Phoenix 33 25 10 76 175 173 San Jose 33 24 9 75 184 170 Los Angeles 31 24 12 74 148 146 Anaheim 29 29 10 68 171 191 Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 3,Carolina 2,OT Pittsburgh 3,Toronto 2 Thursday’s Games Dallas 4,San Jose 3,SO Minnesota 3,Phoenix 2,SO Boston 3,Buffalo 1 New Jersey 5,N.Y.Islanders 1 Philadelphia 5,Florida 0 Washington 3,Tampa Bay 2,OT Columbus 3,Los Angeles 1 Ottawa 4,N.Y.Rangers 1 St.Louis 3,Anaheim 1 Nashville 4,Colorado 2

FRIDAY BASEBALL Menlo School at St.Francis,Sequoia at San Lorenzo Valley, Westmoor at Pinewood, South City at El Camino,3:30 p.m.; Riordan at Burlingame,Mills vs. Capuchino at San Bruno Park,7 p.m. SOFTBALL Castilleja at Menlo-Atherton, Woodside at King’s Academy,3:30 p.m. SATURDAY BOYS’ BASKETBALL NorCal tournament Division II Lodi/Las Lomas-Walnut Creek at No.3 Serra (23-6), 7 p.m. Division IV St. Patrick/St. Vincent at No. 3 Sacred Heart Prep (21-6),7 p.m. Half Moon Bay vs. No. 1 Salesian at Pinole Valley High,7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NorCal tournament Division III Modesto Christian at No.4 Terra Nova (23-6),7 p.m. BASEBALL San Mateo at Menlo-Atherton, Lowell-SF at Mills, Lincoln-SF at Westmoor, 11 a.m.; Hillsdale at St.Ignatius,11 a.m.; Aragon at Terra Nova,1 p.m.; Santa Cruz at Capuchino,1:30 p.m.; San Ramon Valley at Serra,Hillsdale at St.Ignatius,SHC at SHP,2 p.m.;International-SF vs. Crystal Springs at Sea Cloud Park-Foster City, 2:30 p.m.; Harbor-Santa Cruz at Half Moon Bay,3:30 p.m. SOFTBALL Sacred Heart Cathedral at Terra Nova,10 a.m.;Gonzales at Woodside,12:30 p.m.;Carlmont at Live Oak Tournament,TBA;Aragon vs.Notre Dame-Salinas at Circle of Champions Tournament, 2 p.m.; Monta Vista-Cupertino at Terra Nova, 3 p.m.; Half Moon Bay vs.Westmont at Circle of Champions,4 p.m. MONDAY BASEBALL Sacred Heart Prep at Hillsdale, 3:30 p.m.; Jefferson at Hayward,4 p.m.;Carlmont vs.Santa Clara at Washington Park-Santa Clara,7 p.m.

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay (ss) 1,Minnesota 0 Toronto 6,N.Y.Yankees 1 Detroit 8,Tampa Bay (ss) 1 Philadelphia 5,Pittsburgh 4,10 innings St.Louis 9,Boston 3 Baltimore 2,Atlanta 1 Washington 8,Houston 0 Miami 5,N.Y.Mets 4 L.A.Dodgers 7,Oakland 2 Cincinnati 8,Milwaukee 6 Chicago White Sox 6,Texas 3 L.A.Angels 6,Cleveland 5 San Francisco 5,San Diego 2 Seattle 10,Chicago Cubs 3 Friday’s Games Atlanta (ss) vs.N.Y.Yankees at Tampa,Fla.,10:05 a.m. St.Louis vs.Minnesota at Fort Myers,Fla.,10:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Philadelphia vs.Detroit at Lakeland,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Baltimore vs.Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Toronto vs.Houston at Kissimmee,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Arizona vs.Seattle at Peoria,Ariz.,12:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs.San Francisco at Scottsdale,Ariz., 12:05 p.m. L.A.Dodgers vs.Texas at Surprise,Ariz.,12:05 p.m. Cleveland vs.Milwaukee at Phoenix,12:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz.,12:05 p.m. San Diego vs.L.A.Angels at Tempe,Ariz.,12:05 p.m. Oakland vs.Colorado at Scottsdale,Ariz.,12:10 p.m. Washington vs.Miami at Jupiter,Fla.,4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs.Boston at Fort Myers,Fla.,4:05 p.m.

NFL ATLANTA FALCONS—Re-signed RB Jason Snelling. BUFFALO BILLS—Agreed to terms with TE Scott Chandler on a two-year contract. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed OL Jake Kirkpatrick and QB Trevor Vittatoe. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed CB Rashean Mathis to a one-year contract. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Agreed to terms with LB Demorrio Williams on a one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed DT Will Tukuafu to a two-year contract extension. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Named Bob Ligashesky special teams coordinator, Phil Galiano assistant special teams coach, Jay Butler strength and conditioning coach, Joe Vaughn assistant strength and conditioning coach and Kevin MacConnell director of football operations. NBA NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed F Gerald Green to a second 10-day contract. NEW YORK KNICKS—Recalled C Jerome Jordan from Erie (NBADL). NHL BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled F Max Sauve from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.Assigned G Michael Hutchinson to Providence. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled F Maksim Mayorov from Springfield (AHL) on an emergency basis. DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalleed F Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL).

Wednesday’s Games Utah 99,Charlotte 93 Toronto 116,Houston 98 Washington 106,L.A.Lakers 101 Philadelphia 103,Boston 71 Miami 89,Atlanta 86 Oklahoma City 115,Phoenix 104 Minnesota 106,Portland 94 Chicago 106,Milwaukee 104 New Jersey 101,L.A.Clippers 100 San Antonio 118,New York 105 Cleveland 100,Denver 99 Sacramento 99,New Orleans 98 Memphis 110,Golden State 92 Thursday’s Games Orlando at Chicago,5 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix,late Friday’s Games New Jersey at Charlotte,4 p.m. Utah at Philadelphia,4 p.m. Portland at Boston,4:30 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit,4:30 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City,5 p.m. L.A.Lakers at Minnesota,5 p.m. L.A.Clippers at San Antonio,5:30 p.m. New York at Milwaukee,5:30 p.m. New Orleans at Denver,6 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento,7 p.m.


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New Volvo goes sporty
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Start yawning. Another Volvo, the 2012 S60 sedan, earned top safety ratings in U.S. government crash testing. It’s no surprise. With its well-known reputation for automotive safety, Volvo has had cars on government safety lists for years. But the big surprise is the newest, high-performance version of Volvo’s S60 has an exhilarating ride. There’s no yawning going on inside this car. The turbocharged, six-cylinder, 2012 S60 R-Design is the sportiest S60 and delivers the powerful thrust of 354 foot-pounds of torque and 325 horsepower. In fact, the S60 R-Design is in BMW performance territory. The 2012 BMW 535i sedan with twin-turbocharged six-cylinder generates 300 foot-pounds of torque and 300 horsepower, in comparison. Unlike the BMW 5-Series, though, the Volvo S60 is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports, which reports the S60 reliability as better than average. Even better, starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, for the new S60 R-Design is $43,825. This is some $10,000 less than the starting retail price of $53,945 for a 2012 BMW 535i. Note the S60 R-Design comes standard with six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with sport mode, all-wheel drive and Volvo’s City Safety system, a world-first pedestrian detection system with full auto brake. It can sense when a pedestrian comes in

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from stoplights, and, with scant turbo lag, it raced forward to merge into traffic. Peak torque comes at 3,000 rpm to 3,600 rpm, so it was easy to tap this thrust during city driving. With the all-wheel drive, there was no disconcerting torque steer, where the car’s steering wheel would tug one way or another as power is put down to the pavement. Instead, the S60 tester moved forward smoothly from the get-go. I just wished the engine sounds were sportier in the test car. As it was, they sometimes reminded me of a vacuum cleaner. And fuel economy was not impressive. The test car, with a government rating of 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway, averaged just 19 mpg in travel that was 70 percent in the city. Premium is the recommended fuel for the R-Design, so filling the 17.8-gallon tank can cost $80 at today’s prices. All S60s feel agile on the road. The S60 R-Design rides with more stiffness than the others. Bushings and springs are stiffer, and the test car’s interior was often filled with road noise from the 18-inch tires. Passengers felt every manhole cover and tions and reorganized in reaction to declining economic conditions. The changes would become effective Monday, May 14. Some of them include a new $601 fee to inspect and confirm a site meets state Williamson Act requirements; a $400 fee for Cal Fire timber harvest permit reviews; $150 for emergency tree removal; $420 for minor modification to already approved permits; a $1,000 appeal fee; a $300 storm water operation and maintenance fee; $400 for an option pre- or post-application meeting with county agencies; $150 for a premost road imperfections. There was no doubt the test S60 R-Design was well-connected to the road, even when it traveled on a straightaway. The real delight, though came when the car was on twisty mountain roads. It stuck like glue to the pavement and held its line with composure. There was no sensation of body roll, and steering was quick and responsive. The ride height in the S60 R-Design is 0.6 inch less than in other S60s, but passengers don’t feel as if they’re sitting low to the pavement. Driver and front passenger in the test car were able to looks through the windows of other like-size cars to see what was ahead on the roads. But there was no way to see over or around tall vehicles, like sport utilities. The rear-view camera included in the pricey, $2,700, optional multimedia package was a welcome aid when backing up. The S60 interior is, like that of many Volvos, a bit quirky. It looks simply laid-out, but the radio commands could use some streamlining. Front, leather-trimmed seats in the RDesign are new, with bolsters that are more application design review conference and $150 for another non-design review conference. The proposals also include increasing the planning surcharge to $50 on every application, the flat rate permit fee to $100; and, the sewer line replacement permit to $300. The modification request also includes reducing the fee to confirm a vacant property was created by a valid land division to $3,663 and dropping urban lot line adjustments to $1,300 to better reflect actual staff time required.

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front of the car and, if the driver does not react, can apply the brakes fully to stop the car. BMW buyers must move up to a 2012 535i xDrive sedan, starting at $56,245, to get all-wheel drive. The base xDrive 5Series sedan includes an eight-speed automatic but not Volvo’s City Safety. The S60 R-Design is the most expensive of the three 2012 S60 sedans, with a retail price that’s $11,650 more than a base 2012 S60 T5 sedan with 250-horsepower, turbocharged five cylinder. And the mid-model S60, the T6, starts at $39,325. It has a turbo six cylinder generating 300 horses but only 325 foot-pounds of torque. The R-Design’s 3-liter, double overhead cam, turbocharged and intercooled, inline six cylinder generates more torque through advanced spark timing and turbo boost of 14.5 psi vs. 13.1 in the T6. This meant the test R-Design four door could launch away

prominent and seat cushions providing new padding. It’s all meant to keep driver and passenger in place during spirited driving. It also can mean a bit of a struggle for some, less-athletic drivers and passengers to get out of these seats. With 12 cubic feet of trunk room, the S60 has one of the smallest trunks in the midsize sedan segment. By comparison, the 5Series has a 14-cubic-foot trunk. The S60 back seat can feel confining, too, with just 33.4 inches of legroom compared with 36.1 inches in the 5-Series sedan. Note that the S60 is nearly a foot shorter than the 5-Series in overall length. The federal government reports four safety recalls of the 2012 S60. One involved the electrical wiring harness under the front seats that might disconnect, thereby jeopardizing the deployment of frontal and side air bags in a crash. Two safety recalls involved potential faulty fuel delivery that could cause the cars to stall in traffic. A fourth recall involved improper labels with tire inflation information for accessory spare tires. As a result, owners might put the wrong air pressure into these tires, which increases the risk of tire failure. The Planning and Building Department has not sought an overall general fee increase since fiscal year 2004-05 when a substantial jump was approved to eliminate a general fund contribution. In July 2011, the department also added a five-year surcharge to all building and planning permits to upgrade its permit tracking system. The Board of Supervisors meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 13 in Board Chambers, 400 County Government Center.

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ously brought in nothing. Taken together, the revenue will keep the department’s service and reserve levels stable in the coming fiscal year, according to Eggemeyer’s summary to the board. Since 2008, the department spent down its reserves by 90 percent, slashed vacant posi-

Save yourself from ‘John Carter’
By Christy Lemire

Yes, there is life on Mars in “John Carter,” and it’s deadly dull. These are not words you would expect to use in describing a film from Andrew Stanton, director of the Oscar-winning Pixar favorites “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E,” who’s making his live-action debut. And yet there they are, and they’re inescapable. Except for a strong cast, a few striking visuals and some unexpected flashes of humor, “John Carter”

is just a dreary, convoluted trudge — a soulless sprawl of computergenerated blippery converted to 3D. It’s the unfortunate film that’s loaded with exposition and yet still ends up being massively confusing. It probably will also seem rather derivative, but that’s because the source material, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic pulp tale “A Princess of Mars,” has been so influential on pop culture in general and science fiction specifically for the past century. You’ll see glimmers of “Superman” in our hero’s leaping ability, some “Star

Wars” in the insect-like flight vehicles and a whole lotta “Avatar” in the lanky alien creatures who inhabit Mars, as well as the interplanetary romance that blossoms. John Carter himself, played with rugged, independent quiet by “Friday Night Lights” star Taylor Kitsch, seems akin to Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name. And his smart-alecky, deadpan quips in the face of adventure and danger recall the glibness of Indiana Jones. Still, the film as a whole may seem impenetrable for the uninitiated.

From a script by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon, “John Carter” finds the title character, a Civil War veteran prospecting for gold, suddenly transported from the vast, craggy landscape of the American West to the vast, craggy landscape of Mars (or Barsoom, as it’s known here). There he finds himself in the middle of a different kind of civil war between various species. He becomes the prisoner of the six-limbed, green-skinned, giant warrior Tharks, led (through
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BOXCAR THEATRE AND SAM SHEPARD. The people in Pulitzer Prizewinning writer Sam Shepard’s plays exist in a bleak world. Violence, alcohol, drugs, incest, suicide. Cheap motel rooms on the edge of wind-blown desert towns and isolated houses in the middle of nowhere. You wouldn’t want to live there, and you normally wouldn’t even want to visit. But right now you should, as Boxcar Theatre’s ambitious undertaking of four Shepard plays in repertory, True West, Buried Child, Fool for Love and A Lie of the Mind, provides a chance for an intense crash course in Shepard’s despairing view of the human condition and a rare opportunity to hear his uniquely American voice. Boxcar strictly limits the number of audience members who can attend each show so it can seat them close in. No easy night out, but a trip worth making. TRUE WEST. A case of sibling rivalry between two estranged brothers who have reconnected. Austin, the younger brother and Hollywood screenwriter, is house sitting for their mother, who is vacationing in Alaska. His older brother, Lee, a drifter thief who has been living in the desert, appears and the two clash when their lives become entangled over a movie deal through Austin’s agent Saul. Their lives end up reversing and all hell breaks loose when their mother returns unexpectedly. Austin and Lee: Nick A. Olivero and Brian Trybom switch the roles of the two brothers nightly; Saul: Donald Currie; Mom: Adrienne Krug and Katja Rivera. At Boxcar Studios, 125A Hyde St. Through April 7. BURIED CHILD. Family secrets are dragged out into the light of day in a remote farmhouse. Dodge has lost control as the patriarch of the family and the mother, Halie, is in a not so hush-hush affair with their pastor. A heinous act, years ago, tore the family apart and killed all of the crops in the field. It all bubbles to the surface in a heartbreaking conclusion. Halie: Adrienne Krug; Dodge: Scott Phillips; Tilden: Jeff Garrett; Bradley: Ryan O’Donnell; Vince: Geoffrey Nolan; Shelley: Megan Trout; Father Dewis: Don Wood. At Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma St. Through April 7. FOOL FOR LOVE. Mae is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. An old flame and childhood friend, Eddie shows up. He threatens to metaphorically and literally drag her back into the life she had fled from. Haunted by an old man, who turns out to be a shared memory and so much more from their past, the two are volatile parts of

a whole waiting to combust. Eddie: Brian Trybom; May: Lauren Doucette; Old Man: Jeff Garrett; Martin: Geoffrey Nolan. At Boxcar Studios, 125A Hyde St. Through April 14. A LIE OF THE MIND. A severe incident of spousal abuse leaves the lives of two families altered until the final collision at an isolated cabin. The two families are connected by the marriage of Jake and Beth. Exploring family dysfunction and the nature of love, the play follows Jake as he searches for meaning after life with Beth, and her family, as they struggle with Beth’s brain damage. Jake: Joe Estlack; Frankie: Josh Schell; Lorraine: Katja Rivera; Sally: Marissa Keltie; Beth: Megan Trout; Mike: Tim Redmond; Baylor: Don Wood; Meg: Carolyn Doyle. At Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma St. March 14 through April 14.

Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma St. (at Sixth Street) is a 49-seat black box theatre with flexible performance space. There is street parking along with private and public parking lots, including a garage at Fifth and Mission streets. Boxcar Studios, 125A Hyde St., is also a 49-seat black box theatre with flexible performance space. There is street parking. The cast and crew encourage you to bring beer and whiskey into the theatres.

Tickets are priced from $25, but an $85 “Sam Shep in Rep” Pass provides admission to all four plays. For schedule and ticket information visit, call (415) 776-1747 or email PETER LIU May (Lauren Doucette) tries to keep Eddie (Brian Trybom) from killing Martin (Geoffrey Nolan)

Boxcar Theatre’s Artistic Director Nick A. Olivero said, “This has been a remarkably creative and collaborative effort. Everyone dug in deep and got their hands dirty. It is an incredible team of artists both on and off stage, and I promise you that you are in for one hell of a ride.”

during a jealous rage,in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love,at Boxcar Theatre through April 14.

Sam Shepard was a drummer for the late1960s rock band The Holy Modal Rounders, featured in the movie Easy Rider (1969). After three years of living in England, Shepard relocated in 1976 to the San Francisco Bay Area and was named

playwright-in-residence at the Magic Theatre, where his Pulitzer Prize-winner Buried Child premiered in 1978.
Susan Cohn is a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle and the American Theatre Critics Association. She may



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A stellar finish to ‘Mass Effect’trilogy
By Lou Kesten

Science fiction fans love their galactic empires. From the novels of Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert to the multimedia epics created by George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry, the planet-hopping space opera has enthralled starryeyed dreamers since well before the Apollo program. With its Mass Effect series, BioWare has created the first videogame universe with the scope and ambition of Asimov’s Empire or Roddenberry’s Federation. But there’s one problem: As “Mass Effect 3” (Electronic Arts, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, $59.99) begins, the whole thing is about to be obliterated. See, while humanity has been busy expanding across the Milky Way — meeting a variety of intelligent species along the way — an ancient race of machines, the Reapers, has been lurking. And now that we’ve gotten smart enough for interstellar travel, we’re ready to be harvested. As “Mass Effect 3” begins, the Reapers have invaded Earth, and the only way to stop them is by joining forces with all the other civilizations in the galaxy. The task of uniting these diverse cultures falls to one Commander Shepard, the human who first stumbled across the Reapers in the origi-

With its Mass Effect series, BioWare has created the first video-game universe with the scope and ambition of Isaac Asimov’s Empire or Gene Roddenberry’s Federation.
nal “Mass Effect.” If you played the previous games, you can continue with the Shepard you’ve already created; if not, you can create a new one. Shepard can be male or female, strong and slow or delicate and agile, good with firearms or adept with psychic powers. Those aren’t the only decisions you have to make. The species of the Mass Effect galaxy get along about as well as the various cultures of 21st-century Earth. The belligerent, lizardlike Krogan hate the highstrung, amphibian Salarians. The weak but clever Quarians are on the run from the mechanical Geth they created. And there’s one more wild card: a shady organization called Cerberus whose leader, the enigmatic “Illusive Man,” believes the Reapers can be controlled rather than destroyed. Shepard cannot make everyone happy, and the choices you make — some of which carry over from the two earlier “Mass Effect” games — will affect your final battle against the Reapers. It’s much more complex — and, ultimately, more rewarding — than the binary, man-vs.-monster conflicts of less ambitious space-combat games like “Halo” or “Gears of War.” During the 40-plus hours of “Mass Effect 3,” there’s time for

exploration, diplomacy and even romance, and many of its most memorable moments involve simple conversations between Shepard and the crew of the spaceship Normandy. Make no mistake: Most of the action involves combat against the Reapers and Cerberus forces. There’s more to the battles, though, than just picking the right assault rifle and firing away. You and your squadmates can also use “biotic” powers to sling fireballs, combat drones or miniature black holes at your enemies. And since this is a BioWare role-playing game, your powers become more intense as you accumulate experience. There’s plenty of gunplay here, but it feels fresher than most of the increasingly generic shooters that have flooded the video-game market. “Mass Effect 3” lives up to every promise BioWare made when it launched the series in 2007. It delivers a tightly focused, urgent adventure while still letting you pursue your own path through it. It wraps up the stories of all the memorable characters you met in the previous games. And it makes you pay the consequences of decisions you may have made five years ago. Now that I’ve reached the end, I want to replay the entire trilogy and see what I missed the first time. I cannot think of a higher compliment. Four stars out of four.



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Party like the Mad Men
By Alison Ladman and Michelle Locke

Does Don Draper do finger food? Judging by the first four seasons of TV’s popular “Mad Men” show it doesn’t seem likely unless we’re talking about a belt of bourbon with a couple of smoking hot Lucky Strikes on the side. But since that hardly sounds appetizing, we’ve come up with something a little tastier to greet the return of “Mad Men” on AMC on March 25. First up are the drinks, which include a classic martini — made with gin, easy on the vermouth — and a rummy Hawaiian punch. The latter is a particularly appropriate choice since Hawaiian Punch, the juice product initially created in the ‘30s as a syrup ice cream topping, was the focus for a classic ad campaign in the 1960s that introduced the character “Punchy” and the tagline “How about a nice Hawaiian punch?” That’s an in-your-face approach that might have come straight out of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce agency. And don’t forget the old fashioned, ad exec Draper’s drink of choice. This one’s made with rye, the way Don did in season three’s “My Old Kentucky Home,” episode. We didn’t vault over the bar counter to fix it, though. For food, we went retro, starting with a plate of deviled eggs, all the better if you can serve them on one of those dimpled trays made especially for this purpose. These have chopped ham and a dash of hot sauce for the “devilry” part. Serve with a smirk and your best impression of the piquant wit of Roger Sterling. Stuffed celery is a grown-up twist on the old “ants on a log” children’s snack; this is something you can easily

imagine the regal Joan Harris whipping up in her small kitchen. We’ve also come up with an avocado and crab mini sandwich. Avocado — both as a food and color — was a big hit in the 1960s kitchen; this combo brings in a hint of California, the “Tomorrowland” state where Draper goes to overcome his past. And, finally, how about a cheese ball platter, the nutty classic that everyone cracks jokes about, right up until the plate’s scraped clean of its c r e a m y,

bowl, combine the light rum, dark rum, curacao, lime juice, pineapple juice and the juice from the jar of maraschino cherries. Stir together. Garnish with the maraschino cherries, pineapple rings and orange wedges. Chill until ready to serve. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 260 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 5 mg sodium.

Start to finish: 5 minutes Servings: 1 Ice 2 1/2 ounces gin 1/2 ounce dry vermouth 2 green olives In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the gin and vermouth. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the olives. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 200 calories; 10 calories from fat (6 percent of total calories); 2 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 160 mg sodium.

cheesy goodness. It’s just the thing for the season premiere, a twohour special written by series creator Matt Weiner. What will happen this season? Who knows? The show creators are known for being stingy with spoilers. But it seems a safe bet these recipes will make for a perfectly swell party.

Meat pies are gaining ground
By Jocelyn Noveck

Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: 1 1 cube (or 1 teaspoon) sugar 2 maraschino cherries 2 slices orange 2 dashes bitters Splash of soda water 2 ounces rye whiskey Ice In an old fashioned glass, combine the sugar, 1 cherry, 1 orange slice, the bitters and the soda water. Muddle the ingredients together in the glass until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the rye and a couple ice cubes. Garnish with the remaining cherry and orange slice. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 190 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total

Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: 12 12 ounces light rum 6 ounces dark rum 4 ounces orange curacao liqueur 4 ounces lime juice 46-ounce can pineapple juice 16-ounce jar maraschino cherries (with the juice) 20-ounce can pineapple rings 1 orange, cut into wedges In a large punch

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NEW YORK — Consider the poor meat pie. Historically speaking, it hasn’t always had the best associations attached to it. “Is that just revolting?” sings Mrs. Lovett, the pie-shop owner in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd,” the musical tale of meat pies gone seriously awry. “All greasy and gritty? It looks like it’s molting, And tastes like, Well, pity.” (And that’s BEFORE she turns to shepherd’s pie, “peppered with actual shepherd.”) But pity the meat pie no more: Much loved in Australia, Britain and elsewhere, but traditionally ignored in the United States, it’s showing signs of hitting trend status here, too, with high-end fillings Mrs. Lovett apparently never thought of. Chunky steak, for example, or Thai chicken curry. Those are two of the flavors offered at a new takeout spot in midtown Manhattan, the first U.S. outpost of an Australian chain called Pie Face, which opened in January and has a line out the door at lunchtime. Ten more stores are planned in the city by year’s end, and more later in other cities, including at airports and train stations. “We’re doing much better business in this store than in any of our 70 stores in Australia,” says Wayne

Homschek, an Australia-based American who founded the chain with his Aussie wife, Betty Fong. “The question isn’t whether Americans are liking it, it’s why haven’t they picked up on it before?” In supermarkets, too, meat pies are getting more shelf space, analysts say, thanks at least in part to the rising cost of beef. The Department of Agriculture projected late last year that beef prices would remain high for the next few years. “The meat pie is a less expensive and filling alternative to a steak, a big burger, a meat loaf — even chicken,” says Phil Lempert, the food marketing analyst known as the Supermarket Guru. Last year, Lempert explains, supermarkets were reluctant to raise prices when the cost of beef went up, a result of a tighter cattle supply due to the rising price of their feed. “So now, they are making room for alternatives,” he says. Add to that the rising popularity of food trucks, Lempert notes, with ethnic food that often includes a type of meat pie. “It’s exotic, inexpensive, and easy and fun to eat,” Lempert says. Plus, he adds, Americans have gotten much more used to handheld foods — burritos and the like — in recent years. Tanya Wenman Steel already is a

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ries); 6 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 150 mg sodium.

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convert. The editor-in-chief of says she sees huge interest whenever her site posts a meat-pie recipe or mentions them in stories. “I’m obsessive about them,” says Steel, who grew up in England, which explains a lot. “I grew up with Cornish pasties” — portable meat pies that originated in Cornwall. “I also love Scotch pies, which are made with mutton. But even more than that, I love steak-and-kidney pie! It’s a classic pub food.” A reason for the meat pie’s rising popularity, Steel says, is that once you get the hang of making it, it’s endlessly versatile. “You can really put anything in there,” she says. “A protein, and then onions, carrots, peas, whatever you want. And there’s something so calming, so comforting about meat pies.” Perhaps because they’ve been around since ancient times. The Greeks and Romans are known to have eaten them, and they were popular in medieval times as well, though the crust hasn’t always been edible. The Tudors loved their meat pies; cinematic depictions of the period feature live birds baked into pies, which flew out for general merriment when the crust was cut. These days, meat pies are hugely popular in Australia and New Zealand, and in Europe, but not just there. On a recent tour through Latin America, Steel says she sampled a different kind of meat empanada in each country she visited. “In Costa Rica last week, I had one with chicken, onions and olives,” she says. “In Chile, I had one with beef and hard-boiled eggs. It’s really their sandwich.” Maybe it’s the ubiquity of the sandwich — and the burger — in the United States that has obscured the value and convenience of the meat pie. Not so in Australia. “Every kid grows up eating them in the school cafeteria,” says Homschek, the Pie Face founder. “Everyone has a meat pie story.” Of course, often, in those cafeterias, “you never knew what was in it.” That’s not a problem with the Pie Face pies, which bakes its titles right into the pies. The letter C baked onto the face, looking like a smile, is for chicken-and-mushroom pie; an S is for the steak; and a V for the vegetarian version. (Large pies are $5.95, and mini-pies are $2.75.) Homschek, a former investment banker, and Fong say they discovered the true appeal of meat pies when they put on a highend fashion show. They served lowly meat pies — a working class delicacy — and everyone loved the food most of all. In 2003, they opened Pie Face, helped by Fong’s brother-inlaw, a French pastry chef (his buttery crust adds puff pastry on top to the brisee crust on bottom). They came to New York this year with aims of creating an empire. (Though they aren’t the first or only meat pie eatery from Down Under in New York; the popular DUB (Down Under Bakery) Pies in Brooklyn, for example, was launched by a New Zealander in 2003.) On a recent Wednesday, matinee day on Broadway, there was a briskly moving line out the door of Pie Face at lunchtime. There were no seats, just a few tiny spots to stand. And be warned: The pies, which come in little boxes, may be easy to eat on a park bench, but much less so on the street, where one might end up with sauce all over one’s hands and face, seeking more napkins. (Take it from us.)

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calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 0 mg sodium.

Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 12 12 eggs 1/4 cup chopped smoked ham 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons yellow or Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 tablespoon chopped pickle 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce Salt and ground black pepper Paprika, to garnish Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish Place the eggs in a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover them by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil, then cover the pan and remove it from the heat. Let the pan sit for 12 minutes, then drain the eggs and run under cold water until they are cool enough to handle. Peel the eggs. Cut each egg in half lengthwise and carefully remove the yolks, collecting them in a food processor. Set the whites aside on a serving platter. To the yolks, add the ham, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, pickle and hot sauce.

Pulse the mixture until mostly smooth, then season with salt and pepper. Spoon the yolk mixture into a zipclose plastic bag. Use scissor to snip off one of the bottom corners about 1/2 inch up. Pipe the filling into each egg white. Garnish with a pinch of paprika and chopped parsley. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 120 calories; 70 calories from fat (59 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 185 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrate; 7 g protein; 0 g fiber; 240 mg sodium.

Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 12 Twelve 1/2-inch-thick slices baguette 2 tablespoons butter, melted Salt and ground black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoon chopped pimento 1 avocado, pitted and cubed 1/2 cup lump crab meat Heat the oven to 400 F. Brush each slice of baguette on both sides with some of the melted butter. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet, then season lightly with salt and pepper. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes, or until toasted and lightly golden. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, hot sauce and olive oil. Gently stir in the chopped pimento, avocado cubes and crab meat. Arrange the baguette slices on a serving platter. Top each with some of the avocado and crab salad. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 90 calories; 50 calories from fat (53 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber; 110 mg sodium. bearer super-duper powers. None of this provides “John Carter” with the sort of rousing, crowd-pleasing momentum that a long-gestating blockbuster with a reported budget of $250 million should have; it all seems rather dense and self-serious. Thankfully, there’s the pleasingly goofy creature who becomes John Carter’s de facto animal companion. He’s sort of a monster-dog hybrid: an overgrown pug with a sweet, smushy face, incredible speed and boundless enthusiasm. This gives “John Carter” something in common with yet another pop-culture phenomenon, “The Artist”: The dog is the best part. “John Carter,” a Walt Disney Pictures release, is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action. Running time: 131 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.

Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 12 4 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup French dressing 1 tablespoon grated onion 1 tablespoon chopped pickle 3 tablespoons chopped stuffed green olives Twelve 4-inch lengths celery Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish Celery leaves, to garnish In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, French dressing, grated onion, chopped pickle and chopped olives. Spoon the mixture into each of the celery ribs, then arrange them on a serving platter. Garnish with parsley and celery leaves. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 60 calories; 50 calories from fat (80 percent of total caloYou keeping up so far? You need a flow chart? You’re not alone. Anyway, Dejah escapes and John Carter rescues her — or at least thinks he rescues her. Wearing little more than a bra, a loincloth and some henna tattoos, Dejah is an impossible mix of beauty, brains and butt-kicking prowess. She’s a scientist AND a swordswoman — and “John Carter” is refreshing in allowing its female lead to be every bit the equal of her male counterpart. From here, John Carter must decide whether to remain a stoic loner and go back to Earth or stay and fight the good fight for the betterment of another planet. There are plenty of battles to be had with various creatures (in which Kitsch is as nearly nude as Collins is, so everyone’s happy) but also way too much chatty nonsense about ancient scripture and gates and goddesses and some blue, sparkly weapon thingy that gives its

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motion-capture performances) by the benevolent Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe); his daughter, Sola (Samantha Morton); and the gruff Tal Hajus (Thomas Haden Church). Meanwhile, the humanoid factions from Helium and Zodanga are battling for control of the whole planet. Helium’s Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) is being forced by her father (Ciaran Hinds) to marry Zodangan leader Sab Than (Dominic West) in hopes of achieving a truce. The devious Sab Than has other plans in mind, with some encouragement from Matai Shang (played by the ever-reliable bad guy Mark Strong), one of a trio of troublemaking, shape-shifting Therns.


low-income families. Across the state, many educational leaders have spoken out against cutting the transitional kindergarten program. Early education advocates argue the proposed cut would be a step back in the effort to better prepare children for school. Preschool California estimates cutting funds could delay access to education for 125,000 California students. Ted Lempert, president of Oaklandbased nonprofit Children Now and a member of the San Mateo County Board of Education, explained the key is getting the community to understand success of children is part of a larger package that includes health, early education and child care. Cutting one and keeping the other, he explained, simply will not work. “There is no smarter investment than early education,” he said. Other than funding, Lempert is also concerned about shifting early education to local control. The idea is a welcomed one down the road, but currently there are no quality requirements for early education. Such benchmarks need to be in place prior to moving the control to local agencies, he said, adding that creating such measures could take at least a couple years. Lempert urged people to sign up for the Children Movement, a way to quantify the support for education in a way that can create legislators to back educational opportunities. Local officials on hand were supportive of investing in children from birth to 5 years old. San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley noted most of the individuals in caregivers for children, the frail elderly and those with disabilities at yesterday’s jobs fair. BrightStar’s owner, Ed Sayson, told the Daily Journal yesterday that some job seekers may not know they already have the skills to fill certain jobs. If you have cared for a loved one for an extensive period of time or have done a lot of baby-sitting, he said, you may already have the skills to work as a caregiver. Sayson said some of the job seekers he met with yesterday definitely have the skills to work in his industry. “People need to leverage the skills they have that they maybe never used before to make money,” Sayson said. There is a high demand for caregivers in the area, he said. Another job seeker, Maria Barajas, currently lives at a Shelter Network facility in San Mateo with her two sons. Barajas, 40, has been unemployed about a year in the food-service industry. She suffered an illness, however, that kept her out of the workforce and is looking again to be self-sufficient. She expressed “hope” yesterday that the job fair could get her back on the right track. It was the nonprofit agency’s first ever job fair, but with yesterday’s success, Shelter Network may try to hold the fairs at least twice a year, said Maria Duzon, in rather than risk patients being shipped as far away as Oregon. The home, which houses many Medi-Cal patients, never turned into a moneymaker for the county and, in July 2011, the civil grand jury recommended the county cut ties. The county responded by hiring Funk to evaluate the home and suggest a course of action. His December 2011 report said the building itself had many disadvantages like a lack of seismic safety, limited access to outdoors and small crowded rooms with inadequate privacy. His recommendation to not renew the lease played a role in the board’s Feb. 14 vote but not before coming under fire by residents, workers and the owners of the building. Some, like building co-owner Mario Muzzi, said Funk never interviewed him and was wrong in concluding the facility was not physically adequate. Others said the closure of Burlingame Long Term Care will drastically reduce the number of Medi-Cal jail are illiterate. “Where does that come from? Not having the opportunities starting at 0 to 5. Everyone wants their student to be successful. Maybe they don’t have the tools,” said Horsley, who said those tools need to be offered. Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said the proposed cuts make it look like California is “abandoning a generation.” Investing in children, Hill said, “always [creates] an improvement to our society in many ways, not just today but in the future.” Assemblyman Rich Gordon, DMenlo Park, said it is important for adults to work together to stand up for children. “Preschoolers never come to talk to me in the capitol. And so, others need to do it for them. We all want our children to succeed; there’s no question about that. We know how important, critical it is to have children growing into maturity that is positive and productive. And we all know the consequences when children don’t have that opportunity,” said Gordon. “And we also clearly now understand the value of early brain development and what clearly happens in those early years. And we know if children don’t enter kindergarten prepared, they are always going to be behind.” Preparing those children requires others to work together, he said adding it is “imperative” that this work be done.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Voting E quipmen t ’s L ogic and Accurac y Testing. 8:30 p.m. Elections Office at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. For more information call 312-5222. Just B et ween Friends C hildr en’s and Maternity Consignment event. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. San Mateo Expo Center, Redwood Hall, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo. Sales event where local families can buy their gently used baby and kids gear, clothing, toys, furniture and more. $2 admission or visit the website to print a free admission pass. For more information visit or call Angela (415) 710-3973. Happ y H our. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. Join us for a meatloaf dinner, drinks and dancing. Suggested donation $5. For more information 616-7150. Hillsdale High Scho ol ’s first-e ver Studen t A r t S ho w in a P ublic Galler y: Op ening R eception. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Gallery North, 1790 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. ‘Aspiring Artists Showcase’ features 50 paintings and photographs by 17 Hillsdale sophomores, juniors and seniors. Exhibition continues through March 31. For more information call 5582699. Free Parenting Workshop. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Westside Church of Christ, 604 Monte Diablo Ave.,San Mateo.Parents will learn about the importance of mom and dad,blended families,single parenting and more. For more information call 344-3554. San C ar los C hildr en’s Thea ter pr esen ts ‘L ook ing G lass L and.’ 7 p.m. Barrett Community Center, 1835 Belburn Drive, Belmont. This wild adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s original ‘Through the Looking Glass’ highlights the pure fun of the story with a huge helping of unabashed silliness. $12 in advance. $14 at the door.For more information and tickets visit Nor th S tar A cadem y pr esen ts ‘Anything G oes .’ 7 p.m. McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane St., Redwood City. ‘Anything Goes’ is a high seas romantic adventure filled with mistaken identities and broken hearts.$12 online, $14 at the door.For more information visit Author M ar ty B rounst ein B ook Signing. 7:30 p.m.Congregation Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. Brounstein, a resident of San Mateo, will be available to sign copies of his book, ‘Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.’ Free. For more information call (888) 361-9473. Woodside High Scho ol pr esen ts Elton John and Tim R ice’s ‘AIDA.’ 8 p.m. Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. Ancient Egypt comes to Woodside High School. The Theatre Arts Department presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s ‘AIDA,’ a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the tireless bond between a enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier.The musical is under the direction of drama teacher Barry Woodruff and a cast of more than 40 students. Adults $20, Seniors 65+ $15 and students $10. Visit for ticket information or contact 3679750. Peninsula S ymphon y pr esen ts Beethoven’s ‘E mp eror ’ Concer to. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Welcoming dynamic Irish pianist John O'Conor, known for his command of Beethoven’s keyboard repertoire, the Symphony will perform Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto. In a nod to their soloist’s roots,the Symphony will also perform Charles Stanford’s Irish Rhapsody, No. 1.Aaron Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid will round out the evening.Ticket prices range from $20 to $39. To buy tickets or for more information visit O n e M an B and: R on M atthe ws. 9 p.m. Flight Lounge, 971 Laurel St., San Carlos.Free.For more information visit SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Food A ddic ts in R ec over y 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 504-0034. San Francisco Airline M emorabilia Show and S ale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Best Western Grosvenor, 380 S. Airport Blvd., South San Francisco. $5 for admission. Free for children 12 and under. For more information visit P.A.L Panc ake B reakfast and Op en House . 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PAL Community Center, 3399 Bay Road, Redwood City. Pancake breakfast,

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argument was that education in kindergarten and beyond isn’t the problem. Instead, the issues are apparent once a child is 3 years old. Children who are parents of college educated women, for example, have a greater vocabulary than their counterparts who are children of high school graduates. Often, government deals with such issues with remedial programs like tutoring in school or job training for dropouts. Heckman instead says society will see a greater return from offering supplemental resources for disadvantaged families. Children who are given encouragement, offered health care and coaching opportunities flourish. That’s not offered to all children, he said. Doing so would create a better workforce and individuals who create a better society. While there is an increase in education, Heckman said it’s not just about raising test scores. California’s budget has been particularly difficult in recent years. Early education is often on the chopping block. This year, Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for 2012-13 includes eliminating transitional kindergarten, an additional year of kindergarten that was to be offered for children turning 5 later in the school year. The proposed cut will keep them from the preparation. In addition, the state is proposing reducing funding to childcare spots further reducing options for

building tours and free PAL Program demonstrations. City of South San Francisco Climate Action Plan and Pedestrian M aster Plam Community Workshop.10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Municipal Services Building, The Meeting Room, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco. Learn about ways in which South San Francisco can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and implement energy saving measures along with how to promote a pedestrian-friendly environment. For more information on the plans call 829-6634. Just B et ween Friends C hildr en’s and Maternity Consignment event. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. San Mateo Expo Center, Redwood Hall, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo. Sales event where local families can buy their gently used baby and kids gear, clothing, toys, furniture and more . $2 admission or visit their website to print a free admission pass. For more information visit or call Angela (415) 710-3973. Book Nook Op en. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont. Paperbacks are three for $1. For more information call 593-5650. A M utual Onus . 1 p.m. Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame.Celebrate International Women’s Day and March’s Women’s History Month by attending this original play. $10 suggested donation. Proceeds will help provide global help for maternal health care and P.A.V.E. For more information call 697-6936. San C ar los C hildr en’s Thea ter pr esen ts ‘L ook ing G lass L and.’ 1 p.m. Barrett Community Center, 1835 Belburn Drive, Belmont. This wild adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s original Through the Looking Glass highlights the pure fun of the story with a huge helping of unabashed silliness. $12 in advance. $14 at the door. For more information and tickets visit Bowl-the-P lanet P ar ty & S ilen t Auc tion. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Serra Bowl. 3301 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City. Party for the planet, protect endangered ecosystems and support environmental education. For more information visit PJCC Annual B enefi t: With A Little Help From Our Friends. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. College of San Mateo. 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.,San Mateo.With Beatles tribute band White Album Ensemble. Join us for good music, food, auction and raffle. For more information visit In Conc er t 2012. 7 p.m. San Mateo High School Gymnasium, 500 N. Delaware St., San Mateo.This premier event showcases nearly 300 music students from Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino, Hillsdale, Mills and San Mateo high schools formed into four honor groups:The Jazz Ensemble, the Orchestra, the Symphonic Band and the Choir. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 students and seniors. Tickets only available at the door. For more information call 345-9543. San C ar los C hildr en’s Thea ter pr esen ts ‘L ook ing G lass L and.’ 7 p.m. Barrett Community Center, 1835 Belburn Drive, Belmont. This wild adaptation of Lewis Carrol’s original Through the Looking Glass highlights the pure fun of the story with a huge helping of unabashed silliness. $12 in advance. $14 at the door. For more information and tickets visit For more events visit, click Calendar.

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Network jobs fair in San Mateo that was attended by more than 100 unemployed and homeless individuals currently housed at the nonprofit’s shelters across the county. Ursula Thompson, who currently lives at a Shelter Network facility in Redwood City, had a resume in hand as she looked for entry-level work yesterday. Unemployed since 2009, Thompson, 46, exited the job market to care for an ailing loved one a few years ago. A graduate from Notre Dame de Namur University with a degree in psychology in 2005, she also has been working on completing a master’s degree in recent years. But caring for the loved one kept her out of the job market and eventually led her to being homeless, she said yesterday. She intends to one day build her own business but is seeking employment now so that she can be more self-sufficient. In the past, she worked as a caregiver for children and seniors and also worked at a day spa. One of the employers at yesterday’s event, BrightStar staffing, was seeking

the agency’s communications manager. “We want to attract new employers,” she said. “It should be easy to roll out.” Shelter Network operates seven emergency and transitional housing sites, including four family apartment facilities and three shelters for single adults in San Mateo County. The agency helps more than 4,600 homeless families and individuals annually return to permanent housing. The challenge is not just getting their clients jobs, however, but getting them jobs that pay enough to afford to live locally and leads to long-term career opportunities, Duzon said. “Employment is an essential component to breaking the cycle of homelessness, particularly on the San Francisco Peninsula, where the cost of housing is among the most expensive statewide,” Shelter Network executive director Karae Lisle wrote in a statement. “We need to connect our clients with viable employment — not just jobs, but jobs that pay a living wage and lead to longterm careers.” To learn more about Shelter Network visit
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spokeswoman for the county’s Health System. Once the state signs off, the Health System and the county’s Aging and Adult Services can begin the process of determining where everybody should and can go. The move must be done by June 30 when the lease expires. Health System Chief Jean Fraser has estimated the county would lose $9 million annually by signing another contract. San Mateo County took over the 281bed nursing facility in 2003 at the request of the Department of Health Services. The state had put the facility into receivership because the operator faced bankruptcy and the county stepped

beds available in the county. The current proposal calls for reopening Unit 1B of the San Mateo Medical Center with an extra 32 beds for a total of 64 set aside from short-term patients while long-term residents are placed elsewhere. Several supervisors have said they hope instead to add another 96 in the unit for a total of 128 and let Burlingame Long Term Care residents use those. Fraser estimated adding the others would take about nine months and cost approximately $2 million. That decision will be made at a later date. The Board of Supervisors meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 13 in Board Chambers, 400 County Government Center, Redwood City.
Michelle Durand can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.


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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) CASE# CIV 511747 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 Tanya Meyers TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Tanya Meyers filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Luca Sidney Yavalar Meyers Proposed name: Sidney Pierre Meyers 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 20, 2012 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: Daily Journal Filed: 02/27/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/23/2012 (Published 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12) 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)

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LIEN SALE - On 03/25/2012 at 147 MAIN ST., HALF MOON BAY, CA a Lien Sale will be held on a 1972 SCHIA, HULL: CFZ7888F0072A, STATE: CF#: 7888FA at 9 AM. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249151 The following person is doing business as: 1) Tires Import, 2) Tires Import and Auto Repair, 3) Tires Import/European Motorsports, 4) European Motorsports, 5) European Motorsports/ Tire Import, 1335B Rollins Rd., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Michael Yee, 1144 Cortez Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 09/18/2007. /s/ Michael Yee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/01/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12)


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CASE# CIV 511935 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 Laura Irene Kitchen TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Laura Irene Kitchen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Laura Irene Kitchen Proposed name: Laura Irene Meadows 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 11, 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: 02/27/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/23/2012 (Published 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12)

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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 #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). 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). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248856 The following person is doing business as: Mo’s 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).

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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). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249053 The following person is doing business as: Starstruck Consulting, 154 Treeview Dr., DALY CITY, CA 94014 is hereby registered by the following owner: Evan Colin Popaduke, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/22/2012. /s/ Evan Colin Popaduke / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248979 The following person is doing business as: Kitcho Restaurant, 204A Second Ave. SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kitcho, INC., CA. The business is conducted by an Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Ken Liang / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/21/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248982 The following person is doing business as: Viva La Vitia, 788 Laurel St., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Cigdem Akyuz, INC, CA. The business is conducted by an Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Mehmet Resul Akyuz / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/21/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249235 The following person is doing business as: JP’s Shaved Ice, 1536 Kalmia St., SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Josephine Parker, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Josephine Parker / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12, 03/30/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249155 The following person is doing business as: 1) Elevate Performance, 2) EPPT, 2575 East Bayshore Rd., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Elevate Performance and Physical Therapy, INC, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 10/31/2011. /s/ Nadine Waeghe / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/01/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12, 03/30/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249229 The following person is doing business as: Intermountain Electric Company, 947 Washington St., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Intermountain Electric Company, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/01/2003 /s/ Stacey Signorello / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/06/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12, 03/30/12)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249293 The following person is doing business as: Evsens Advertisement, 1198 Laurel St. #A, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Baris Evsen, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/07/2012 /s/ Baris Evsen / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12, 03/30/12) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: Mar. 02, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: Willy Jorge Espinozalanguidey, Cesar A. Quispe The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2319 S. El Camino Real, SAN MATEO, CA 94403-2213 Type of license applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer and Wine-Eating Place Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal March 9, 2012 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT of USE of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #M-241597 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir, 1820 Portdla State Park Rd., LA HONDA, CA 94020. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in County on 10/22/10. The business was conducted by:Sree Narayanee Kalikambal Sathasivom Foundation, CA. /s/ Sarah Caldwell / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/28/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12).

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VACUUM CLEANER type $40., SOLD! Oreck-cannister

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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., SOLD! PRINTER. HP Office Jet All-in-One. New. $50. SOLD PS2 GAME console $75.00 (650)591-4710 SONY TRINITRON 36" TV with Remote Good Condition Sacrifice for $25. (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. SOLD 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!

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for the City of Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, and Case No. 1209-0320P. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) solicits technical information or comments on proposed flood hazard determinations for the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for your community. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. The FIRM and, if applicable, the FIS report have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information on the proposed flood hazard determinations and information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877336-2627). Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, March 9 and 16, 2012.

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 ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS (650)345-1111 bag $30.each,

BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags attached, good condition. $10 each or 12 for $100. (650) 588-1189 COLLECTIBLE CHRISTMAS TREE STAND with 8 colored lights at base / also have extra lights, $50., (650)593-8880 COLLECTIBLES: RUSSELL Baze Bobbleheads Bay Meadows, $10 EA. brand new in original box. (415)612-0156 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858 DECORATIVE COLLECTOR BOTTLES - Empty, Jim Beam, $8. each, (650)3647777 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 PEDAL CAR 1950's vintage "No Rust" rare $100 obo. SOLD! PRECIOUS MOMENTS vinyl dolls - 16”, 3 sets of 2, $35. each set, (650)518-0813

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. SOLD. ARMOIRE CABINET (415)375-1617 $90., Call

BASSET LOVE Seat Hide-a-Bed, Beige, Good Cond. Only $30! SOLD BEAUTIFUL ORIENTAL Table. 32" by 32" 12" legs, Rosewood, Lightweight, $75 650 871-7200 BOOKSHELF $10.00 (650)591-4710 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53”X66”, $29., (650)583-8069 CAST AND metal headboard and footboard. white with brass bars, Queen size $95 650-588-7005 CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 COFFEE TABLE - 30” x 58”, light oak, heavy, 1980’s, $40., (650)348-5169 COFFEE TABLE 62"x32" Oak (Dark Stain) w/ 24" side Table, Leaded Beveled Glass top. - $90. SOLD 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 DOUBLE BED mattress and box spring $25., (650)637-8244 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. SOLD END TABLES (2) - One for $5. hand carved, other table is antique white marble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381 END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in box, need to assemble, 26”L x 21”W x 21”H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648 FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40 650-692-1942 FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40 650-692-1942 FOLDING PICNIC table - 8’ x 30”, 7 folding, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902 HAND MADE portable jewelry display case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648.

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.

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

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

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

296 Appliances
BISSELL UPRIGHT vacuum cleaner clear view model, SOLD! 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 JACK LA LANNE JUICER USED $20 (650)458-8280 NEVER

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248769 The following person is doing business as: Mann Chow, Inc., dba Leann’s 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 #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).

303 Electronics
18 INCH TV Monitor with built-in DVD with remote, $21. Call SOLD! 19" TOSHIBA (650)343-4461 LCD color TV $99

RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, excellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038 VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition $45. (650)878-9542

3 SHELF SPEAKERS - 8 OM, $15. each, (650)364-0902 3 TVS 4 DVD players VCRs, ect. almost free. Nothing over $9 SOLD! 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.

304 Furniture
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size $15., (650)368-3037 MIRROR, NICE, large, 30”x54”, $25. SSF (650)583-8069 MODULAR DESK/BOOKCASE/STORAGE unit - Cherry veneer, white laminate, $75., (650)888-0039 OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with pen holder and paper holder. Brand new, in the box. $10 (650)867-2720 PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions $45. each set, (650)347-8061 PEDESTAL DINETTE 36” Square Table - $65., (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

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306 Housewares
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


308 Tools
LAWN MOWER reel type push with height adjustments. Just sharpened $45 650-591-2144 San Carlos MEDIUM DUTY Hand Truck $50 650 593-7553 TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

310 Misc. For Sale
3 FLOORBOARDS: for 8’ INFLATABLE: Our boating days over. Spar-Varnish, very good condition; Stored inside. All:$10.00 SOLD 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, SOLD! 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 BABY CAR SEAT AND CARRIER $20 (650)458-8280 BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD hardback books. 4 at $3.00 each or all for $10., Call (650)341-1861 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BBQ GILL with Cover 31/2' wide by 3' tall hardly used $49. 650 347-9920 BBQ KETTEL Grill, Uniflame 21” $35 (650)347-8061 BBQ SMOKER BBQ Grill, LP Coleman, Alaskan Cookin’ Machine, cost $140 sell $75. 650-344-8549 BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 650-344-8549 BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 650-344-8549 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BEAUTIFUL LAMPSHADE - cone shaped, neutral color beige, 11.5” long X 17” wide, matches any decor, never used, excellent condition, Burl, $18., (650)3475104 BIRD FEEDER 3" high, free standing, sturdy, and never used $15 (415) 333-8540 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW1 $12.,

310 Misc. For Sale
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, 45”L, 20”W, 3”H, $65., (650)592-2648 LARGE PRINT. Hard Cover. Mystery Books. Current Author. (20) $1 each 650-364-7777 LIMITED QUANTITY VHS porno tapes, $8. each, (650)871-7200 MAGNIFYING MIRROR. Swivel, wall mount, 5Xx1X. Satin nickel finish. New, in box. $20. (650)630-2329 MANUAL WHEECHAIRS (2) $75 each. 650-343-1826 MEN'S ASHTON and Hayes leather briefcase new. Burgundy color. $65 obo, (650)343-4461 MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x 21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base, like new, $95., (650)349-2195 NATURAL GRAVITY WATER SYSTEM - Alkaline, PH Balance water, with antioxident properties, good for home or office, brand new, $100., (650)619-9203. NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 OLD 5 gal. glass water cooler bottle $50 (650)593-7553 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books

311 Musical Instruments
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 GUITAR - Classical nylon strings, Suzuki, $85., (650)348-6428 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 MAGNUS TABLE top Organ:: 2-1/2 octaves. Play by number, chords by letters Excellent condition, 5 starter books. All $30. (650)341-3288 PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110. (650)376-3762

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

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

310 Misc. For Sale
10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each, (650)349-6059 100 SPORT Books 70's thru 90's A's, Giants, & 49ers $100 for all 650 207-2712 100 SPORT Photo's A's, Giants, & 49ers $100 for all 650 207-2712 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. SOLD! 2 TODDLER car seats, hardly used. Both for $75.00. (650)375-1246 21 PIECE Punch bowl glass set $55., (650)341-8342 21-PIECE HAIR cut kit, home pro, Wahl, never used, $25. (650)871-7200 29 BOOKS - Variety of authors, $25., (650)589-2893 3 CRAFT BOOKS - hardcover, over 500 projects, $40., (650)589-2893

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

308 Tools
18 VOLT ROYBI circular saw & Sawall with charger both $40 650 593-7553 CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”, 4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70. (650)678-1018 CLICKER TORQUE Wrench, 20 - 150 pounds, new with lifetime warranty and case, $39, 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 CRAFTSMAN ARC-WELDER - 30-250 amp, and accessories, $275., (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

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

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 25 LOVELY Vases all sizes $1 to $3 each ( Florist Delight ) 650 755-9833 3 LARGE Blue Ceramic Pots $10 each 650 755-9833 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720 CEILING FAN multi speed, brown and bronze $45. (650)592-2648 DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevated toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461


316 Clothes
2. WOMEN'S Pink & White Motocycle Helmet KBC $50 (415)375-1617 49ER SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992 BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great condition $99. (650)558-1975 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 BOOTS. WOMEN'S Timberland, 6-1/2. Good. cond. $15. SOLD! BRIDAL PETTICOAT: Taffeta. Fitted waist-to-hip above bouffant crinolines; ruffled taffetas over and under crinoline Sz: 10 $20. (650)341-3288 BRIDAL PETTICOAT: Taffeta. Fitted waist-to-hip above bouffant crinolines; ruffled taffeta liners over + under crinolines. Sz. 10. $20.00 (650)341-3288 EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129 LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining $35. (650)868-0436 LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining, size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990 LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30% nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648 LADIES ROYAL blue rain coat with zippered flannel plaid liner size 12 RWC $15. (650)868-0436 LEVIS MEN’S jeans - Size 42/30, well faded, excellent condition, $10., (650)595-3933 MAN’S SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981 MENS DESIGNER ties in spring colors, bag of 20 ties $50 (650)245-3661 MENS DRESS SHOES - bostonian casual dress tie up, black upper leather, size 8.5, classic design, great condition, $60.,Burl., (650)347-5104 MEN’S PANTS & SHORTS - Large box, jeans, cargos, casual dress slacks, 34/32, 36/32, Burl, $85.all, (650)3475104 MENS SHIRTS - Brand names, Polos, casual long sleeve dress, golf polo, tshirts, sizes M/L, great condition, Burl, $83., (650)347-5104 Brown.

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Spiced tea 5 Nerdy guy in “Meatballs” 9 Center of Florida? 14 Deep-tissue massage pioneer Ida 15 Half up front? 16 Big wheel from Holland? 17 City in 22-Down 18 Coast-to-coast hwy. 19 Barn nestling 20 Flip 23 Write (down) 24 Camera with interchangeable parts 25 “... if not cheaper” 28 Flip 32 Eats more of than is wise, with “on” 33 Cut the crop 34 Lettre recipient, perhaps 35 Florida county renamed to include its largest city 38 Travel, in a way 39 Rapper-turnedactor 40 Egg opening? 41 Zen master’s riddle 43 Tobacco co. based in WinstonSalem 45 Flip 50 Chemical relative 51 Pay stub abbr. 52 French article 54 Flip 58 Ltr. accompaniers 60 __ Honor 61 Frost 62 Good thing not to wear in a rainstorm 63 “Bingo!” 64 When Valjean is released from prison 65 Continue until 66 Hockey Hall of Famer __ Stewart 67 Flightless bird DOWN 1 Chesapeake Bay haul 2 Shop alternative 3 One of the Greek Furies 4 Conditional words 5 Defense mechanisms 6 He ruled jointly with Ivan V for nearly 14 years 7 “Don’t leave home without it” co. 8 Sunscreen element 9 Vacation for the self-employed? 10 Secretary of state after Albright 11 Good street for playing 12 Inspired poetry 13 Body pic 21 Teacher’s grad deg. 22 17-Across’s state 26 Roughly 27 Distraught state 29 Duff Beer server 30 Concert venue 31 Not gross 35 Diana’s escort __ al-Fayed 36 National rival 37 No longer together 38 Bind 39 “Mr. Chicago” journalist Kupcinet 41 Israeli parliament 42 Storybook heavy 43 Stock clerk’s charge 44 Dench of “Iris” 46 Leader with a shoestring budget? 47 Cold remedy in LiquiCaps 48 “Mayor” memoirist 49 Connect 53 Arab League member 55 “__’ Eyes”: Eagles hit 56 Actor Rob 57 Blacken 58 Journal ending 59 Sister or mother

PR. MATCHED PEWTER GOBLETS by Wilton. Numbered. 7-1/2-in ht. Excellent bridal gifts or mantel vases. No polishing. $10/ea.or $18/pr. (650)341-3288 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 VINTAGE TV /RADIO TUBES - 100 of them for $100. total, (415)672-9206 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

BOOK - “Fighting Aircraft of WWII”, Jane’s, 1000 illustrations, $65., (650)593-8880 BOOK “NATIONAL Geographic” National Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858 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., SOLD! 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

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 SOLD! 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

FOOD SLICER. Oxo Mandolin. used. $15. (650)630-2329

By Kevin Christian (c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


WOMEN'S BLACK Motorcycle Jacket Size M Stella/Alpine Star $80. obo (415)375-1617


Friday • Mar. 9, 2012
316 Clothes 322 Garage Sales 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

620 Automobiles
AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Patelco Credit Union on March 13, 2012 starting at 8am ---2008 Dodge Charger #107661, 2007 Jeep Liberty #717665, 2005 Saturn Ion #100737, 2006 Nissan Altima #322248, 2002 Mercedes Benz ML 320 #310227. Sealed bids will be taken starting at 8am on 03/13/2012. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at

645 Boats
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.

670 Auto Parts
DENALI WHEELS - 17 inches, near new, 265-70-R17, complete fit GMC 6 lug wheels, $400. all, 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

SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers), black, $18. (510) 527-6602

Make money, make room!

VINTAGE CLOTHING 1930 Ermine fur coat Black full length $35 650 755-9833 VINTAGE WOMEN'S hats various styles B/O, Daly City, (650)755-9833 WOMEN'S VINTAGE clothing $5.00 & up, Daly City, (650)755-9833

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

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

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

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

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

Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos

BMW ‘02 325CI -fully loaded, black leather interior, auto, heated seats, new tires, much more! 112K miles. $9,400. (650)692-7916 BMW 530 ‘95 WAGON - Moon Roof, automatic, Gray/Black, 165K miles, $3,850 (650)349-0713 CADILLAC ‘93 Sedan $ 4,000 or Trade Good Condition (650)481-5296 CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500. (408)807-6529. HONDA ‘10 ACCORD LX - 4 door sedan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981 MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461 NISSAN STANZA ‘92 - 216K miles. $550. SOLD!

318 Sports Equipment
"EVERLAST FOR HER" Machine to help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037 13 ASSORTED GOLF CLUBS- Good Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059. BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard $35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message. BOYS BOXING gloves $8. 341-8342

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

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

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

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

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

(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal

Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

672 Auto Stereos

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

620 Automobiles
69 GTO weld wheels, frozen engine & transmission. $100 SOLD! 76 PORSCHE sportmatic NO engine with transmission $100 SOLD!

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

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

DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” dimeter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347

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

The San Mateo Daily Journal’s weekly Automotive Section.

Call 650-595-DEAL (3325) Or Stop By Our Lot 1659 El Camino Real San Carols

GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347

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

GOLF BALLS in new carton Dunlop, Wilson, & Top Flight $9.00 650 341-8342

340 Camera & Photo Equip.
GOLF SET. 6 clubs with Sports bag and cart. $100. SOLD. Sun Mtn. SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-T-50 - 7.2 MP digital camera (black) with case, $175., (650)208-5598


625 Classic Cars Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
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, $8,000 /obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623

MORRELL TODD Richards 75 Snowboard (Good Condition) with Burton Boots (size 6 1/2) - $50. SOLD TENNIS RACKET oversize with cover and 3 Wilson Balls $25 (650)692-3260 TREADMILL - PROFORM Crosswalk Sport. 300 pounds capacity with incline, hardly used. $450., (650)637-8244 TWO YOGA Videos. Never used, one with Patrisha Walden, one by Rebok with booklet. Both $6 (650)755-8238 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

379 Open Houses

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


2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

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

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

A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

630 Trucks & SUV’s
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - ‘08, 2WD “Sport”, 38K miles, original owner, many extras, excellent condition, 3rd row seat, tow package, roof rack, back up camera, blue tooth, $23,750 obo, (650)255-1865

760 El Camino Real San Carlos (650)593-8085 670 Auto Parts
(2) 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! 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 FORD SMALL block, high performance, aluminum manifold $75.,SOLD!

635 Vans
AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by SafeAmerica Credit Union-2003 Dodge Durango #539522. The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Meriwest Credit Union-2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 #128324. Plus over 100 late model Sport Utilities, Pick Ups, Mini Vans, and luxury cars ---INDOORS--Charity donations sold. Sealed bids will be taken from 8am-8pm on 03/12/2012 and 8am-5pm on 03/13/2012. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008

322 Garage Sales

Open Thurs. & Fri 10-2:00 Sat 10-3:00 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401

381 Homes for Sale
OREGON VINEYARD, For Sale or Lease. 40 ac., with 28 ac. vineyard, 12 ac. Pinot Noir, 16 ac. Pinot Noir Gris. Above average fruit. Mature plants. 2,200 sq. ft. house, 3 car garage, Shop/ Barn, Fantastic view. Turn Key Operation. Call: (702) 755-1442 or (702) 558-2199

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

DONATE YOUR CAR Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork, Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas Foundation. Call (800)380-5257. Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets Novas, running or not Parts collection etc. So clean out that garage Give me a call Joe 650 342-2483

440 Apartments
SAN MATEO $1200 Per Month. LG 1 Bedroom, AEK, 1 block from Central Park and Downtown, RENTED!

645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with extras, $750., (650)343-6563



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





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

Cleaning Services


Residential & Commercial Carpentry & Plumbing Remodeling & New Construction Kitchen, Bath, Structural Repairs Additions, Decks, POLY-AM CONSTRUCTION
General Contractor Free Estimate Specializing in Concrete • Brickwork • Stonewall Interlocking Pavers • Landscaping Tile • Retaining Wall Bonded & Insured Lic. #685214

Great Service at a Reasonable Price


16+ Years in Business

K .A. Mattson Design and Construction
Where Kitchen and Bath Remodeling combine with the latest in technology. Natural stone and tile. Over 45 years experience. Lic# 839815

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

• Move in/out • Steam Carpet • Windows & Screens • Pressure Washing
Professional | Reliable | Trustworthy

• FREE Estimates

(650) 867-9969

Stairs, Railings Lic#836489, Ins. & Bonded All work guaranteed Call now for a free estimate

Building/Remodeling DRAFTING SERVICES for Remodels, Additions, and New Construction (650)343-4340

Ben: (650)375-1573 Cell: (650) 280-8617



Friday • Mar. 9, 2012




JK PLASTERING Interior • Exterior Free Estimates
Lic.# 966463



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

Remodeling, Plumbing New Construction, General Home Repair, Water Damage No Job Too Small
Lic.# 891766


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



for all your electrical needs

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

Call Joe (650)722-3925

Junk & Debris Clean Up Furniture/Appliance Disposal • Tree/Brush Dirt • Concrete Demo (650)207-6592 Free Estimates

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

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

(650)771-2432 RDS HOME REPAIRS
Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
• General Home Repairs • Improvements • Routine Maintenance

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

(Your Current Connection)
Two Man Operation, Specializing in Recessed Lighting. All Phases of Electrical Lic. #767463 & Bonded

Light moving! Haul Debris! 650-583-6700


Bay Area
Relocation Services
Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsula’s Personal Mover Commercial/Residential
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632



(650)759-0440 SENIOR HANDYMAN
ANGEL TRUMPET VINE - wine colored blooms, $40., SSF, Bill (650)871-7200 “Specializing in Any Size Projects”

Call Armando (650) 630-0424

(650) 548-5482
Lic# 728805

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


Buy 2 get

1 Free

• Interior & Exterior • Quality Work • Reasonable Rates • Free Estimates

Decks & Fences

and Landscaping Full Service Includes: Tree Trimming Free Estimates

Hardwood Floors

Lic #733213

Lic# 857741


(650)315-4011 Gutters

•Hardwood & Laminate Installation & Repair •Refinish •High Quality @ Low Prices

Specializing in:

• Redwood Fences • Decks • Retaining Walls

Honest and Very Affordable Price
Excellent References Free Written Estimates Top Quality Painting

650 868-8492
License # 479385


650-756 0694

Lic. 957975

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

Call 24/7 for Free Estimate

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

Local residential painting experts for 25 years

State License #377047 Licensed • Insured • Bonded Fences - Gates - Decks Stairs - Retaining Walls 10-year guarantee Quality work w/reasonable prices


We Get It Right The First Time



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

Gutter Cleaning - Leaf Guard Gutter & Roof Repairs Custom Down Spouts Drainage Solutions 10% Senior Discount
CA Lic# 794353/Insured


Call for free estimate (650)571-1500

Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

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

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.

Lic #514269


Mario Cubias (650)784-3079

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

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

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

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

Painting/ Waterproofing Drywall Repair/Tape/ Texture Power WashingDecks, Fences No Job Too Big or Small
Lic.# 896174

Free Estimates Lic.#834170

Call Mike the Painter



Friday • Mar. 9, 2012



Health & Medical


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

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

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.

1482 Laurel St. San Carlos
(Behind Trader Joe’s) Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm

680 E. 3rd Ave & Delaware



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

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

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


Jewelry & Watch Repair 2323 Broadway Redwood City


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Senior Meals, Kids Menu

Affordable non-attorney document preparation service Registered & Bonded Divorces, Living Trusts, Corporations, Notary Public

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



1845 El Camino Real Burlingame


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

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

Huge credit card debt? Job loss? Foreclosure? Medical bills?

Pet Services


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


Crowne Plaza
non-attorney service
1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit Foster City

FREE Consultation for Laser Treatment



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

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



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

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


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

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

• We handle Uncontested and Contested Divorces • Complex Property Division • Child & Spousal Support Payments • Restraining Orders • Domestic Violence

Low Cost Divorce

All natural, byproduct free pet foods! Home Delivery

Real Estate Loans
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

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

14 large screen HD TVs Full Bar & Restaurant

Peninsula Law Group
“One of The Bay Area’s Very Best!”

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

1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza


(650) 903-2200

Same Day, Weekend Appointments Available Se Habla Español

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

World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

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

731 Kains Ave, San Bruno

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

YOUR SMALL BUSINESS Get free help from The Growth Coach Go to
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A NO COST Senior Housing Referral Service
Assisted Living. Memory. Residential Homes. Dedicated to helping seniors and families find the right supportive home.


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





Holiday Banquet Headquarters

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

$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

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

CA insurance lic. 0561021 HEALTH INSURANCE

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

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

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

Health & Medical


Grand Opening

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

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

$50 for 1 hour Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City

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

Lic.#4105088251/ 415600633

--------------------------------------------------(Combine Coupons & Save!).

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

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



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

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

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

1720 El Camino Real #225 Burlingame 94010

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

Body & Foot Massage Facial Treatment

1205 Capuchino Ave. Burlingame

Cypress Lawn 1370 El Camino Real Colma (650)755-0580

(650) 697-3200


(650)692-6060 HAPPY FEET MASSAGE
2608 S. El Camino Real & 25th Ave., San Mateo


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

Open daily 10:30am - 9pm 2305-A Carlos St., Moss Beach (On Hwy 1 next to Post office)

Tours 10AM-4PM 2 BR,1BR & Studio Luxury Rental 650-344-8200
850 N. El Camino Real San Mateo

(650) 347-7007




Friday • March 9, 2012


Kony video gets millions of views
By Rodney Muhumuza and Jason Straziuso

Around the world
Syrian official defects, calls regime sinking ship
BEIRUT — Syria’s deputy oil minister appeared tense as he looked at the camera and announced in a video that he has defected from President Bashar Assad’s regime, acknowledging he expects government forces to “burn my home” and “persecute my family.” Abdo Husameddine, a 58-year-old father of four, on Thursday became the highest-ranking civilian official to join the opposition, and he urged his countrymen to “abandon this sinking ship” as the nation spirals toward civil war. In the YouTube video, Husameddine seemed to address Assad directly, accusing him of vast crimes in the past year as government forces pummel the opposition with tanks and snipers. The U.N. estimates 7,500 people have been killed since the uprising began.

KAMPALA, Uganda — If Joseph Kony lived in relative anonymity before this week, he’s an Internet star now. A video about the atrocities carried out by Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army has become viral, racking up millions more views seemingly by the hour. The marketing campaign is an effort by the advocacy group Invisible Children to vastly increase awareness about a jungle militia leader who is wanted for atrocities by the International Criminal Court and is being hunted by 100 U.S. Special Forces advisers and local troops in four Central African countries. The group’s 30-minute video, which was released Monday, had more than 21 million views on YouTube by Thursday. The movie is

part of an effort called KONY 2012 that targets Kony and the LRA. “Kony is a monster. He deserves to be prosecuted and hanged,” said Col. Felix Kulayigye, the spokesman for Uganda’s military. But Kulayigye said that Kony’s forces — once thousands strong — have been so degraded that he no longer considers him a threat to the region. Because of the intensified hunt for Kony, his forces split into smaller groups that can travel the jungle more easily. Experts estimate that the LRA now has only about 250 fighters. Still, the militia abducts children, forcing them to serve as soldiers or sex slaves, and even to kill their parents or each other to survive. Uganda, Invisible Children and (hash)stopkony were among the top 10 trending terms on Twitter among both the worldwide and U.S. audience on Wednesday night, ranking higher than New iPad or Peyton Manning.


Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Major General Joseph Kony, in this exclusive image,passes his daughter to LRA delegate Thomas Otim during peace negotiations between the LRA and Ugandan religious and cultural leaders in Ri-Kwangba,southern Sudan.

World powers stress diplomacy in Iran standoff
By George Jahn

British, Italian hostages killed in Nigeria
LONDON — Two Europeans held hostage in Nigeria by kidnappers claiming ties to al-Qaida were killed before rescuers could free them, authorities said Thursday. The men — a Briton and an Italian — were killed by their captors. A Nigerian official said the two died in the crossfire during the rescue attempt, Prime Minister David Cameron said. Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinara were taken captive in May. The pair had been working on a bank construction project in Nigeria, a country that has seen a rise in violence linked to the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

VIENNA — Three days of protracted negotiations held under the specter of war highlighted the diplomatic difficulties ahead for nations intent on ensuring that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons. In a statement Thursday that was less than dramatic, six world powers avoided any bitter criticism of Iran and said diplomacy — not war — is the best way forward. The cautious wording that emerged from a weeklong meeting

of the U.N. nuclear agency reflected more than a decision to tamp down the rhetoric after a steady drumbeat of warnings from Israel that the time was approaching for possible attacks on Iran to disrupt its nuclear program. Indeed, the language was substantially milder than the tough approach sought by Washington and allies Britain, France and Germany at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation board meeting. Agreement came only after tough negotiations with Russia and China. That could spell trouble on any

diplomatic path ahead. Russia, China and the four Western nations have agreed to meet with Iran in another effort to seek a negotiated solution. But with East-West disagreements within the group greater than ever, it could be difficult for the six to act in coordination at those talks. A previous series of talks between the six and Iran ended in failure, the last one more than a year ago in Istanbul, Turkey. But the issue of six-power unity was never tested during those talks, because Tehran refused even to consider discussing

concessions on its nuclear program. That could change as Russian and Chinese irritation grows with what the two consider unwarranted tough and unilateral sanctions recently imposed on Iran by Washington and the European Union. Tehran might try to exploit the rift by offering a compromise that Moscow and Beijing would likely welcome but the West would proclaim meaningless. Thursday’s statement indicated that the West was willing to go some ways to maintain at least a semblance of six-power unity.


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