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Hillsdale community weighs in on school move
Concern growing over possible continuation school relocation
By Heather Murtagh
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Students at Peninsula High School deserve a quality school that offers a quality education but placing it on the Hillsdale High School campus isn’t the best way to do that, according to parents and neighbors. During a January study session about Measure O, a $186 million bond measure

passed in November 2010, the board agreed a new facility for the continuation school should be the next priority for the money. Trustees told staff to research all options — placing the school on land at Hillsdale or San Mateo high schools, purchasing new land or remodeling on the Crestmoor site in San Bruno where the school is currently located. Since then, Superintendent Scott Laurence has been meeting with local groups explain-

ing the pros and cons of the various options before the board will begin the conversation in the fall. The possibility of moving the facility to San Mateo High School spurred opposition at the school, in the community and by law enforcement officials. The Hillsdale Community Action Group has since sprung up to oppose moving Peninsula onto any existing high school campus. It is, however, supportive of the finding a

new home for the school. “Our Hillsdale Community Action Group believes these students deserve modernized facilities equal to all others in the district,” said Lisa Vande Voorde, a Hillsdale parent who helped form the group. Those in the group have gathered more than 600 online signatures through ipetitions.com

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Killian Seller will be running Kick Cancer ~ Killian’s Kick’n ‘Ade stand from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m.Saturday,June 9 and Sunday,June 10 at Marlin Cove at Foster City Boulevard and Marlin Avenue.

Lemonade for a cause
Two stands to raise money for cancer research this weekend

Last skate looming?
Bridgepointe wants to close ice rink,instead provide park amenities
By Bill Silverfarb
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By Heather Murtagh
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There’s something about a lemonade stand run by little boys and girls that embodies summer. Ice cold, refreshing lemonade — the kind many reading this paper probably sold for a quarter or less when holding their own pop-up shop — will be on sale this weekend nationwide as youngsters and their parents participate in Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s ninth annual National Lemonade Days, June 8 through June 10. Over the three days, volunteers will host lemonade stands throughout the country raising a goal of

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The old Ice Chalet survived the demolition of Fashion Island in San Mateo many years ago but it will likely be a thing of the past this time next year as the owners of the Bridgepointe Shopping Center have no intention of renewing its lease with the San Mateo Ice Center. Bridgepointe wants to convert the ice rink into multiple retail uses that will generate more revenue for both the

owner of the shopping Inside center, SPI Holdings, and the city of San A possible win-win for Mateo, said Peter San Mateo Meier, the company’s See opinion principal of developpage 9 ment and leasing. The trouble is, Bridgepointe’s master plan with the city dictates it must provide an “ice rink or similar recreational uses” in the space where the ice rink currently stands, a decision made by the San Mateo City Council way back in 1998.

But SPI just submitted a planning application form with the city’s Community Development Department earlier this week asking the city to amend its master plan so that it can provide a recreational amenity offsite. Currently, SPI is proposing to add synthetic turf at playing fields at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, in the North Central neighborhood of San Mateo, miles away from the Bridgepointe location.

Teens arrested for burglary after iPad
By Chris Cooney
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Two Redwood City teenagers were arrested Wednesday after an iPad taken last month during a home burglary automatically uploaded pictures of the suspects onto one of the victim’s online accounts, police said. The iPad was stolen in May from a home in the 100 block of Danbury Lane, according to Redwood City police. A GPS tracking app installed on the device called “Track Me

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“Love hath no physic for a grief too deep.”
— Robert Nathan,American author and poet (1894-1985)

This Day in History

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During the Vietnam War, a South Vietnamese Air Force jet dropped napalm onto the village of Trang Bang.

In A.D. 632, the prophet Muhammad died in Medina. In 1845, Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tenn. In 1861, voters in Tennessee approved an Ordinance of Secession passed the previous month by the state legislature. In 1912, the ballet “Daphnis et Chloe,” with music by Maurice Ravel, choreography by Michel Fokine and Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina in the title roles, was premiered by the Ballets Russes in Paris. In 1915, Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement with President Woodrow Wilson over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania. In 1942, Bing Crosby recorded “Adeste Fideles” and “Silent Night” in Los Angeles for Decca Records. In 1953, the Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks. In 1962, 20th Century Fox fired actress Marilyn Monroe from its production “Something’s Got to Give,” saying she was unreliable. (Fox later changed its mind, but Monroe died before filming could resume, and the movie was abandoned.) In 1967, 34 U.S. servicemen were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty, a Navy intelligence-gathering ship in the Mediterranean. (Israel later said the Liberty had been mistaken for an Egyptian vessel.) In 1978, a jury in Clark County, Nev., ruled the so-called “Mormon will,” purportedly written by the late billionaire Howard Hughes, was a forgery. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament. In 1987, Fawn Hall began testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings, describing how, as secretary to National Security aide Oliver L. North, she helped to shred some documents and spirit away others.

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France’s national soccer team midfielder Franck Ribery is seen in a sauna at the team’s training center in Kircha,Ukraine.

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Thief steals U.S. flag from man in chicken suit
MANCHESTER, Conn. — Manchester, Conn., police are investigating the theft of an American flag from a man in a chicken suit. The Hartford Courant reports that Eric Didio was waving the flag and dancing outside a newly renovated Boston Market restaurant Wednesday as part of his job, when a man jumped from a car, grabbed the flag and took off. A customer who witnessed the theft called police. The newspaper reports that the dispatcher had a hard time relaying the call to officers, breaking into laughter while trying to say “chicken suit.” Nathan Atwood, the restaurant’s general manager, says he stood beside the 23-year-old Didio for the rest of his shift to provide security. No arrests have been made. being run over Wednesday. Carey-Brown writes that the stuffed animal “jumped” from her daughter’s stroller as they exited the train at the Green Street stop in Jamaica Plain, and fell onto the tracks. She says an MBTA worker called the oncoming train, halting it, so he could safely rescue the toy. In her blog, the mother thanks the workers who aided in the rescue effort, saying “you really didn’t have to do what you did today, but you have made a little 3-year-old incredibly happy.”

Oregon woman wins $900K; says date gave her herpes
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon jury has awarded $900,000 to a woman who claimed a retired dentist infected her with genital herpes, in a rare case in which a dispute over a sexually transmitted disease went to a jury trial. The 49-year-old woman, who filed the suit under a pseudonym, testified last week that she suffered painful outbreaks and spiraled into depression following a sexual encounter with the 69-year-old man she met through the dating website eHarmony. “I told the jury he’s dangerous, and I believe he is,” said Randall Vogt, the attorney for the woman, who declined to be interviewed. High-profile lawsuits accusing celebrities of herpes transmission have been in the news for a quarter-century, but such lawsuits remain relatively rare and typically do not go to trial. The award issued Friday is believed to be the largest of its kind in Oregon. A similar 1996 case ended in a $550,000 settlement. Vogt said the cases are uncommon because they are difficult to prove and typically embarrassing for the claimants. Moreover, it does not make sense to pursue a civil lawsuit unless the defendant has the money to pay a potential judgment.

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Word misspelled on high school’s diplomas
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Diplomas at a Maryland high school are being reprinted because they contain a spelling error. All of the diplomas distributed last week in Prince George’s County outside Washington misspelled the word “program.” County officials say they noticed the mistake after commencements were under way. The vendor that printed the nearly 8,000 diplomas, National Quality Products, has apologized to the Class of 2012 for the mistake. Briant Coleman, a spokesman for the schools, says the vendor will reprint the diplomas for free. The corrected diplomas will be mailed to students in a little more than a month.

Actor-comedian Jerry Stiller is 85.

Comedian Joan Rivers is 79.

Rapper Kanye West is 35.

Former first lady Barbara Bush is 87. Actress Millicent Martin is 78. Actor James Darren is 76. Actor Bernie Casey is 73. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 72. Singer Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) is 70. Musician Boz Scaggs is 68. Actor Don Grady is 68. Rock musician Mick Box (Uriah Heep) is 65. Author Sara Paretsky is 65. Actress Sonia Braga is 62. Actress Kathy Baker is 62. Country musician Tony Rice is 61. Actor Griffin Dunne is 57. “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams is 55. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 54. Singer Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) is 52. Musician Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Doris Pearson (Five Star) is 46.

Boston transit workers save bunny toy on tracks
BOSTON — A woman is praising Boston transit workers for rescuing her 3-year-old daughter’s stuffed animal from the train tracks. According to Casey Carey-Brown’s blog, “Life with Roozle,” Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority workers acted quickly to save her daughter’s stuffed bunny from

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result, she helped starting a club on campus which raises awareness and funds donated to a San Francisco shelter for victims of sex trafficking. Similarly, Singh joined the Invisible Children club on the Redwood City campus which made paper beads to sell. The proceeds were donated to school supplies for children in struggling countries. Along the way, Singh remained an active Girl Scout. During her junior year, she took on her Gold Award project called Our Hands. The goal was to create a tutoring program in which teens visit the nearby McKinley Institute of Technology once a week. “It’s been neat to see that grow,” she said. Singh partnered with Sequoia’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), an established program that prepares students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. Doing so means those students get volunteer hour and a wonderful activity to include on their resume. Singh recently received an award as a result of her program. In addition to the outside activities, Singh has taken part in the International Baccalaureate program, a two-year internationally recognized educational program for high school students. IB diploma candidate had many options in terms of college. She was choosing between a variety of programs but landed on the University of California at Berkeley. She’s entering with an undeclared major in the College

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A commitment to leadership
By Heather Murtagh
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Sarah Singh was drawn to leadership positions early. The 18-year-old from San Carlos got involved with a number of organizations and sports at a young age, and stuck with them. It seemed that once Singh found a fit, she committed to it completely. With such a variety of interests, it’s understandable that Singh struggled with deciding where to go after leaving Sequoia High School. “Sarah is a straight A student, IB diploma candidate and two sport athlete who, in her spare time, is an active member of clubs such as Anti-Human Trafficking and Rwanda Schools for Schools,” said Principal Bonnie Hansen. “However, what I most appreciate about Sarah is her ability to build community. She is inclusive, kind and a leader who looks for the win for everyone. Sarah is a beautiful example of everything we hope for in the leaders of her generation.” Singh was an easy-going little girl who enjoyed playing with her siblings, lots of crafts and reading. Her early goal was to be an artist. At 6, Singh began playing soccer. The next year, she gave softball a try as well. Both sports have been a staple for her over the years. Softball became her focus, and she played club ball from fourth through eighth grades then joined the Sequoia varsity team her freshman year. She became the team captain sophomore year and held that title through this year. Singh played AYSO soccer for

A man with no shirt was looking to start a fight with anyone at the train station on James Avenue in Redwood City before 8:02 p.m. Wednesday, June 6

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Theft. Two women reportedly stole a bottle of alcohol from a CVS/pharmacy on the 4200 block of South El Camino Real before 8:58 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Fraud. An unknown suspect used a Visa credit card to purchase items at a San Mateo store on the 300 block of Hillsdale Boulevard before 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Petty theft. A woman reportedly ran out of a Trader Joe’s with a Patron bottle on the 1800 block of South Grant Street before 11:17 a.m. Tuesday, June 5. Petty theft. A gym bag containing a wallet was taken on the 300 block of Hillsdale Boulevard before 5:07 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Petty theft. A man reportedly stole food from a 7-Eleven on the 600 block of Concar Drive before 9:01 a.m. Tuesday, June 5.

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Age:18 Cit y of residence: San Carlos College: University of California at Berkeley Major:Undeclared Favorite subject in high school: Math and English What she’ll miss most about high school: Sequoia let me carve my own path and offered supportive teachers all four years. Biggest life lesson learned thus far: Don’t doubt what you’re able to do.

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DUI. A man was arrested for driving under the influence after hitting a parked vehicle on Bay Road and Eighth Avenue before 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 Disturbance. A man was harassed by two juveniles who threw a rock at his vehicle on Woodside Road before 9:54 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Burglary. Woman arrived home to find a screen removed from a window on Inner Circle before 7:52 p.m. Wednesday, June 6.

years then took a break, returning to the sport through club ball her junior and senior years. But it was outside of athletics where Singh may have made a bigger impact. She took on leadership roles while at Brittan Acres and Central Middle schools. As a freshman, Singh successfully ran for class president. She decided not to continue. Instead, she dedicated time to her church youth group. At one meeting, there was a talk about human trafficking, which intrigued Singh. As a

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Man arrested for allegedly assaulting prostitute
A local real estate agent was arrested early yesterday morning at a South San Francisco hotel after he allegedly bound and gagged a woman he thought stole money from him during a previous sexual encounter, police said. Officers responded to the Travelodge at 326 S. Airport Blvd. at about 12:30 a.m. after guests reported to management that a woman was screaming in one of the rooms, South San Francisco police Sgt. Bruce McPhillips said. Officers arrived at the hotel to find a 20-year-old woman who had been assaulted, her arms and legs bound with duct tape and her mouth taped shut, McPhillips said. The victim was cut free and taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries. David Patrick O’Mara, 46, of San Francisco, was detained at the hotel and arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, making terrorist threats and battery causing serious bodily injury, police said. Investigators believe the victim was a prostitute and had met O’Mara for a sexual encounter at his San Francisco home early Tuesday morning, McPhillips said. Afterward, O’Mara came to believe that the victim stole money and an iPad while at his home, McPhillips said. Police said O’Mara allegedly used a false name, contacted the woman through an adult website and arranged to meet her in South San Francisco. Once at the hotel, O’Mara allegedly attacked the victim and threatened to kill her, police said. O’Mara remains in custody in San Mateo County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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• The San Carlos City Council will consider authorizing a two-year lease extension with Arbor Bay School for use of the Kiwanis Building at Burton Park. The city considered only extending the lease one year to transition the building back to the city for park and recreation uses but, during budget preparation, looked at a two-year contract to increase revenue. This option will give the city an extra $91,620 for the other year. The council will also receive a report on a community satisfaction survey of 452 random adults between March 31 and April 8. The survey found 98 percent rated the quality of life in the city as either excellent or good, 89 percent are generally satisfied with the city’s efforts to provide municipal services, high scores were given for park quality, safety, accessibility and appearance and 84 percent said they are satisfied with the city’s communication with residents. The City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, June 11 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos. • The Redwood City Council will hold a budget study session, the first of two, before adoption at the June 25 meeting. The City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, June 25 at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

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DUI crash causes outage, gas leak
PG&E crews have repaired a gas line that was ruptured Wednesday night when an alleged drunken driver crashed into a utility pole in Millbrae, knocking out power to about 1,000 customers. The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. when a car hit a utility pole in the 300 block of Millwood Drive, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said. The car was driven by 40-year-old Jason Plattner, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI, San Mateo County sheriff’s Lt. Ed Barbarini said. The crash caused a power line to come down and hit a chain-link fence, and the resulting electrical discharge started a grass fire. The accident cut power to about 1,000 customers and caused a small hole in a gas line. Crews discovered the leak at about 3:15 a.m. and made the necessary repairs later in the day, spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said. Power has been restored to all affected customers, Morris said.

to 1999 model Tacoma or 4Runner, which have catalytic converters that are easier to access, authorities said. The thieves apparently crawled under the vehicles and used battery-powered saws to cut the converters free, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators recommend that anyone who owns one of the target vehicles avoid parking in the same place for a prolonged period of time. Catalytic converters can be engraved with a vehicle license number to make them traceable, and they can also be secured to the vehicle frame by welding metal pieces to the frame. Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (650) 363-4000.

Man killed late Wednesday
A man was shot and killed in East Palo Alto late Wednesday night, police said. Scedrick Tippins Jr., 31, of East Palo Alto, was shot multiple times in the 2500 block of Gloria Way at around 11:45 p.m., police said. Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation alerting them that shots had been fired and discovered Tippins. He was transported to Stanford Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Anyone with information about the shooting has been asked to call East Palo Alto police at (650) 321-1112.

Five displaced by house fire Tuesday
A house fire in Pacifica displaced five residents on Tuesday, including one child, fire officials said. Fire companies from the North County Fire Authority responded to the blaze at 1347 Redwood Way at 11:07 p.m. The fire was burning in the attic of the two-story home when firefighters arrived. Hoses were used to extinguish the blaze, which did not spread to the rest of the house. The residents, four adults and one child, were able to exit the house safely and no one was injured.

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Hola temporarily closed by kitchen fire
Embers from a wood-fired grill caused a fire in the kitchen of a Belmont restaurant Wednesday evening. At approximately 6:50 p.m., Belmont fire and police units responded to a report of a fire in the kitchen at Hola Mexican Restaurant in the Carlmont Shopping Center. Upon arrival, firefighters found the wall behind a wood grill on fire, according to the Belmont Fire Department. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and were on scene for approximately 90 minutes to ensure the fire did not spread. There were approximately 30 patrons in the restaurant at the time of the fire. All occupants were safely evacuated and there were no reported injuries, according to the department. The fire was caused when embers from a wood-fired grill fell down between the grill and the wall, igniting the wall. Damage is estimated at approximately $5,000 and the restaurant will be closed until repairs are made, according to the department.

Jail inmate dies of heart attack
A 47-year-old county jail inmate serving time for methamphetamine possession died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Uriel Lopez collapsed in the shower at 10:16 a.m. June 5 and deputies started CPR but he was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m., said Lt. Larry Schumaker. The Coroner’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office are still investigating but the cause of death appears to be a heart attack. Schumaker said Lopez had no other health issues. Lopez entered the Maguire Correctional Facility on Feb. 18 to begin an eight-month term for drug possession.

Catalytic converters being stolen from Toyota trucks, sold as scrap
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of San Carlos about several thefts of catalytic converters from parked vehicles. Six catalytic converters have been removed from vehicles in San Carlos over the last three days, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Catalytic converters, which make up part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, contain salvageable metals and can be sold as scrap for $100 to $150 each. All of the thefts occurred late at night and in each case, the vehicle was a 1997

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ket to the downtown Caltrain station with a complement of food trucks, said DSMA Executive Director Jessica Evans, who just took the job last week. Moveable Feast had Friday night events last year at the San Mateo County Event Center but is now working to put the event together on Wednesdays, Sebastian said. Sebastian said, however, that even if the city did pick Moveable Feast’s proposal it might not have moved forward since the downtown Caltrain station location has its “drawbacks.” Off the Grid founder Matt Cohen told the city last week his mobile-food extravaganza was not coming back to downtown because the “location wasn’t working.” “Matt Cohen is a smart guy and he declined to renew for a reason,” Sebastian told the Daily Journal. Moveable Feast will transform its First Friday events at the Event Center into a weekly event every Wednesday called San Mateo Night Market starting June 27. Moveable Feast will work with Pacific

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Food trucks out,farmers’market in
By Bill Silverfarb
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Last year, Off the Grid held a gourmet food truck event Monday nights in downtown San Mateo that was generally viewed as a hit by city officials. The Downtown San Mateo Association invited Off the Grid back this summer for a second year but the city decided it wanted to seek at least 10 more proposals from other vendors which made Off the Grid decide it was done with San Mateo, at least for now. The city did not get 10 proposals, instead it only got two and one of them, Moveable Feast, withdrew itself from consideration yesterday, Moveable Feast’s Ryan Sebastian told the Daily Journal. The only proposal left the city had to consider was from Urban Table, which conducts a farmers’ market at the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot in San Mateo Sunday mornings. Yesterday, the DSMA awarded the Monday night event to Urban Table, which will bring a hybrid farmers’ mar-

Coast Farmers Market Association on the Wednesday night events, Sebastian said. “We are really excited about it,” he said. Urban Table’s Monday night event will be similar to Moveable Feast’s Wednesday night event, but the DSMA’s Evans thinks there is room enough for both to operate in San Mateo. Moveable Feast conducts events mostly in Santa Clara County while Off the Grid has several events a week in San Francisco where multiple food truck vendors assemble including Chairman Mao, Naked Chorizo, Cheese Gone Wild, Curry Up Now, Mama’s Empanadas and Whisk on Wheels. REUTERS FILE PHOTO Many of the same vendors contract Gov. Jerry Brown announced his revised budget proposal at with both companies. Urban Table Farmers’ Markets is a a press conference in Los Angeles in May. nonprofit organization that establishes farmers’ markets in the Bay Area. Urban Table’s focus is supporting a sustainable food system by providing city dwellers access to local, seasonal and sustainably raised foods from small By Judy Lin regional farmers.

Democrats, governor in talks to bridge $2B divide

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Former hospital worker takes deal for taking mail
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The former Mills-Peninsula Health Services mailroom employee accused of bringing home 1,500 patient records and separately stealing from her elderly father took a plea deal yesterday to avoid trial on charges of embezzlement, elder abuse and forgery. Katherine Asimos, 49, was charged with five counts of forgery and one count of embezzlement. She was also charged with elder fiscal abuse for allegedly writing checks on her father’s account in a

different case. As part of the negotiated settlement, Asimos pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of embezzlement of property and received two years court probation. She was also fined $200 and ordered to not possess the identification or property of others. Prosecutors also dismissed the case involving her father. Asimos reportedly took the pieces of mail between November 2009 and September 2010 while working for the Burlingame-based hospital. The majority were medical reports or X-rays and registration information destined for

delivery to physician offices. Most had patient names and diagnostic test results but 15 also included addresses and Social Security numbers. Hospital officials said they learned of the breach June 17, 2011 when Asimos’ brother discovered the documents while helping her move and returned them to the hospital. Asimos was terminated and the District Attorney’s Office contacted. Asimos reportedly told authorities she was overwhelmed with sorting the documents at work and brought them home with plans to shred them later.

SACRAMENTO — Democratic leaders are meeting privately with Gov. Jerry Brown to try to avoid about $2 billion in proposed welfare cuts as next week’s budget deadline approaches. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Thursday that he and Assembly Speaker John Perez are seeking “middle ground” with the Democratic governor on how to close the state’s $15.7 billion deficit. The Legislature faces a June 15 deadline for passing a balanced budget. Steinberg says Democrats are largely in agreement with the governor. But Brown has proposed about $2 billion in cuts to the state’s welfare-to-work program known as CalWORKS; child care assistance for low-income families; in-home supportive services; and Cal Grants, which provides college financial aid. Democrats would rather not make those cuts because they would hurt the most vulnerable.

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Rental car tax still clinging to life
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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder clashed Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona. Lawmakers at a House Judiciary Committee hearing asked Holder what he knew in advance of public disclosure of a so-called Eric Holder gun-walking tactic in early 2011. As part of Operation Fast and Furious, agents were told to forego immediate arrests of suspected straw purchasers of guns and instead try to track the guns to higher-ups in gun-smuggling rings. Such a tactic is normally barred under Justice Department policy. Agents lost track of hundreds of guns which flowed south to Mexico, where many were recovered at crime scenes. Two such guns were found in the U.S. at the scene of the killing of border agent Brian Terry. Holder told the committee he became aware of the gun-walking tactic at the same time as the public and that he found out “about the same time” that guns found at the scene of Terry’s death were part of Operation Fast and Furious. Holder has faced off repeatedly with Issa and other Republicans in recent months over his handling of the aborted firearms investigation. Issa’s committee has prepared a contempt citation against Holder but not voted on it yet, applying pressure for more documents on Operation Fast and Furious. Holder said the Justice Department has cooperated fully with congressional investigators and turned over 7,600 pages of material to Congress about the operation.

The county’s car rental tax is still clinging to life after yesterday’s updated election numbers were released but the additional votes did little to change the day’s outcome beside pushing turnout numbers upward. Measure T, which finished out election night with less than 100 votes separating passage from failure, widened its lead to 311 votes as of Thursday’s update. The measure, which adds a 2.5 percent tax on rental cars in the unincorporated area, needs a simple majority to pass and support now stands at 50.16 percent. However, there are still about 13,000 outstanding votes to count, said David Tom, deputy assessor-county clerk-recorder. Until then, Tom said the outcome can always change. “You never know until you finish counting,”

he said. The county’s two other tax measures, additions on commercial parking and hotel occupancy, continue to fail although support has slightly increased for both. Measure U, the call for an 8 percent tax on parking in the unincorporated areas, is losing 46.77 percent to 53.23 percent while hotel Measure X is failing 47 percent to 53 percent. Proponents of the three taxes said they are necessary to funnel $13 million annually into the general fund to stave off deeper cuts to health and public safety. Opponents — heavily funded by Hertz and Enterprise rental car companies — argued the taxes would dissuade tourism and hurt business. The county tried passing parking and car rental taxes in 2008 but both failed. Both Jefferson Union High School’s measure Y and Redwood City School District’s Measure W maintained more than the twothirds majority needed for passage.

The extra days since the June 5 primary also aided the county’s voter turnout, moving it from 27.72 percent at the close of Tuesday to 31.57 percent yesterday. San Mateo County had 337,702 registered voters in Tuesday’s election but only 106,625 cast ballots and nearly three-quarters were by mail, according to the Thursday numbers. Tom is surprised by the low turnout because the normal presidential primary usually draws about 56 percent. He anticipated more voter challenges and concerns because of redistricting and the new top-two primary but said Election Day was very smooth. The next vote updates are 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 13.
Michelle Durand can be reached by email: michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

Craving cheese? Burlingame may have the cure
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Got a hankering for grilled cheese? So does most of the editorial staff at the Daily Journal. Burlingame may soon draw grilled cheese lovers as the Planning Commission will consider an application to open The Melt at 1401 Burlingame Ave. On Monday, the commission will study the applications which calls for opening the restaurant in the spot currently occupied by Burger Joint, according to a staff report. As proposed, The Melt would offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as serve beer and wine, after getting its alcohol license. It would be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week and require one full-time employee and three part-time to start. The

restaurant plans to offer 262 square feet of seating. There is also a hope to offer seating along Primrose Road, according to a May 11 letter to the city by James Ryan, vice president of operation for The Melt. The Melt, known for its grilled cheese sandwiches, also serves soup, dessert, egg sandwiches, French toast, waffles, yogurt, fruit and coffee, Ryan wrote. Currently the restaurant has four locations — three in San Francisco and one in Palo Alto. At the same meeting, the commission will consider the fifth application for a restaurant under this 2010 decision. Previously, Pizza My Heart, located at 235 Primrose Road, was approved as the fifth new food establishment. However, as Pizza My Heart is within the Safeway development, it is no longer part of the Burlingame

Avenue Commercial District which opened up a spot for a new establishment, according to a staff report by Senior Planner Ruben Hurin. As a result, the commission will consider plans to open a retail loose leaf tea shop at 1400-1402 Burlingame Ave. and 303 Primrose Road. Currently, all three spaces are vacant but were most recently occupied by the Burlingame Smoke Shop at 1400 Burlingame Ave., Georgiou Studio at 1402 Burlingame Ave. and Domez at 303 Primrose Road. Plans include combining these three space to create a 1,386-squarefoot space. The commission meets 7 p.m. Monday, June 9 at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame.

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Frustrated liberals want more from Obama
By Steve Peoples
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — They are trying to be hopeful, but the Democratic Party’s most passionate voters are struggling to hide their frustration with President Barack Obama. Republicans attack the president as a big-government liberal. Many liberals meeting Thursday at Netroots Nation — it describes the annual convention as “a giant family reunion for the left” — argue instead that Obama hasn’t fought hard enough for progressive priorities on taxes, health care and the economy. Even more problematic for the president: With the election just five months away, some are threatening not to donate money or time or even vote in November for the man who overwhelmingly ignited their passions and captured their imaginations four years ago. “I want to be happy with him,” said Democrat Kristine Vaughan, a 45year-old school psychologist from Canton, Ohio. “But I am finding that he has succumbed to the corporate influence as much as everyone else. I think he has so much potential to break out of that, but overall he has been a disappointment.” Vaughan isn’t sure whether she’ll

vote for Obama a second time and probably won’t donate money as she did during his first campaign. She refuses to support Republican challenger Mitt Romney, but is considering writing in another candidate in protest. The sentiment is not unique among the 2,700 people gathered on the first day of this three-day convention. More than a dozen liberals interviewed here indicated some level of frustration with the president, despite widespread praise for his recent decision to support gay marriage and ongoing push to scale back military action in the Middle East. Most plan on voting for Obama and their gripes are not unlike what the White House has heard for much of the president’s term. But these left-leaning backers’ varying levels of enthusiasm could spell trouble for a president whose 2008 victory was fueled by a massive network of grass-roots volunteers and small-dollar donors. Polls show the president locked in a tight race that’s likely to be decided in several swing states where he scored narrow victories four years ago. Places like Ohio, Florida and Virginia are expected to be especially competitive, and Obama will need liberal supporters to both work on his behalf and turn out in droves on Election Day.

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Barack Obama addresses college affordability while at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Romney and GOP raise more than president and Dems
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WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney outraised President Barack Obama in May, the first time the Republican presidential challenger has jumped ahead of Obama and his prodigious fundraising apparatus. The numbers illustrate how Romney and the Republican Party have jelled as a force after a protracted GOP primary. Romney and his party raised more than $76 million last month, the campaign said Thursday. Obama’s cam-

paign reported that it and the Democratic Party raised $60 million for the month. O b a m a , forced onto the defensive by lackluster Mitt Romney e m p l o y m e n t numbers, also launched a new television ad Thursday in nine key election-year

states targeting Congress and blaming lawmakers for not acting on his jobs proposals. The approach represents an expanded ad focus for Obama, who had been going after Romney. The fundraising numbers and Obama’s new ad signal a new stage in the campaign as a resurgent Romney capitalizes on his emergence as the GOP’s standard-bearer and as Obama is forced to confront the political implications of a weak economic recovery.

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a charging decision in the case which is complicated by the fact the vehicle carrying Gaines and several others was in an accident just prior to Leffew ’s car striking it just after 1 a.m. Dennis Leffew Nov. 6. Gaines, a student and basketball player at Gavilan College in Gilroy, was a passenger in a Cadillac traveling south on Highway 101 north of Millbrae Avenue. The group of four was heading home from a night in San Francisco when the driver lost control after swerving to avoid a tire in the road, collided with the center divider and stopped in the middle lane. Minutes later, prosecutors say Leffew crashed his Nissan 300ZX into the car, pushing it down the highway for a distance. Three other passengers inside the Cadillac were injured. Gaines suffered a traumatic head injury and remained on life support until Nov. 18 when he was removed. Leffew suffered a head injury, severe facial cuts and broken bones, according to his defense attorney Steven Clark. While in the hospital, a blood sample placed his blood alcohol level at .12 percent, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Although the bulk of the renovation money came from private donations to campus foundations, faculty and students say the kitchen and bathroom makeovers are rubbing salt in the wound caused by the loss of $750 million in state funding in recent years and potentially another $250 million cut next year.

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Driver gets July hearing in fatal crash
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The reportedly intoxicated driver who collided into a disabled vehicle in Millbrae last fall, killing a 19-year-old college student and injuring himself and several passengers, will learn next month if he’ll stand trial on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving. Dennis Dallas Leffew Jr., 43, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Yesterday, he was scheduled for a July 9 preliminary hearing on the evidence. Leffew surrendered on an arrest warrant in March in the November 2011 death of Andrel Norcel Gaines. Prosecutors took several months to make

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U.S.Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks with U.S.troops during his visit to Kabul ,Afghanistan.

Remodels of CSU presidents’ homes cause outcry
LOS ANGELES — California State University has spent $1 million in public and private funds over the past year renovating houses used by campus presidents, causing some to wonder why the system does not sell the homes in a time

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of fiscal austerity. The renovations at four of the 11 houses at different campuses has caused consternation at a time when state funding is plummeting, causing tuition hikes, layoffs and program cuts, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Suicides are surging among U.S. troops
By Robert Burns
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WASHINGTON — Suicides are surging among America’s troops, averaging nearly one a day this year — the fastest pace in the nation’s decade of war. The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan — about 50 percent more — according to Pentagon statistics obtained by the Associated Press. The numbers reflect a military burdened with wartime demands from Iraq and Afghanistan that have taken a greater toll than foreseen a decade ago. The military also is struggling with increased sexual assaults, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and other misbehavior. Because suicides had leveled off in 2010 and 2011, this year’s upswing has caught some officials by surprise. The reasons for the increase are not fully understood. Among explanations, studies have pointed to combat exposure, post-traumatic stress, misuse of prescription medications and personal financial problems. Army data suggest soldiers with multiple combat tours are at greater risk of committing suicide, although a substantial proportion of Army suicides are committed by soldiers who never deployed. The unpopular war in Afghanistan is winding down with the last combat troops scheduled to leave at the end of 2014. But this year has seen record numbers of soldiers being killed by Afghan troops, and there also have been several scandals involving U.S. troop misconduct. The 2012 active-duty suicide total of 154 through June 3 compares to 130 in the same period last year, an 18 percent increase. And it’s more than the 136.2 suicides that the Pentagon had projected for this period based on the trend from 2001-2011. This year’s January-May total is up 25 percent from two years ago, and it is 16 percent ahead of the pace for 2009, which ended with the highest yearly total thus far. Suicide totals have exceeded U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan in earlier periods, including for the full years 2008 and 2009.

Obituary
Raymond C. Chow
Raymond C. Chow died May 30, 2012 in Millbrae with his family by his side. He was the husband of Marcella C. Chow and is also survived by many family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. He was one of the founders of the Ping Yuen Market, Bakery and Deli in Chinatown, San Francisco. Services celebrating his life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 in the Tiffany Chapel of Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, 1370 El Camino Real in Colma. Inurnment is at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions maybe made in his memory to the St. Mary’s Chinese Mission and School or the Tsun Sen Benevolent.

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A possible win-win for the city
hen was the last time one of you or someone you know went to the ice rink at Bridgepointe Shopping Center? How many times have you thought about it? If you are like most San Mateo residents, you have probably thought about it a few times, but have never gone. The ice rink was once the centerpiece of the Fashion Island Shopping Center back when it looked more like a tent village than the big-box retail destination it is today. When the property owners sought to redevelop it years ago, city officials pressed to keep the ice rink there as a recreational use. At the time, it made sense since many enjoyed having such recreational choices so close. In recent years, however, the rink has lost its synergy with the rest of the shopping center and the property owners are considering a way to better utilize the space and generate more revenue for themselves and the city. The development agreement requires that there be an ice rink or some other recreational amenity on site. The ice rink lease is expiring in April and the property owners have made it clear they do not wish to renew it. Instead, they offer two alternatives. One would keep a recreational use on site in

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the form of something like an indoor climbing facility that users would pay to enjoy. The other would be asking the city to amend the master plan so the property owner can pay for a recreational amenity elsewhere in the city. One idea is the installation of an artificial grass field somewhere in the city, with one possible location being the King Center in North Central San Mateo, and the construction of rest rooms at Mariners Island Park, where none exist today. The installation and maintenance of the all-weather field would be paid for by the Bridgepointe Shopping Center’s owner, SPI Holdings, LLC, and its replacement would also be paid for. Such fields usually have a life of eight to 12 years so the city could see a field maintained for up to 24 years. So why would the property owner make such a proposal? Its aim is to draw a retailer which could generate approximately $28.2 million in revenue, which would also mean approximately $282,000 in sales tax revenue for the city. The rink is a community resource, but its use has become more regional with leagues from all around the Bay Area

coming to it for hockey. Times have changed and the rink is no longer a centerpiece, and has become more of an afterthought. Front and center now is the city’s defined need for fields. Grass fields are often taken out of commission in inclement weather for them to regenerate. An artificial turf field would extend the use of such a field, and the King Center is a worthy recipient since it is itself the centerpiece of the neighborhood. Any new field would also alleviate the pressure on other fields in other areas as more can use it. The proposal has a possibility of being a win-win for the city and the shopping center. An application has been submitted and there should be a community discussion on its merits. No amount of public discussion can keep the ice rink, as the property owner has made it clear the on-site recreational amenity will be another use, which complies with the master plan. So the discussion is not necessarily about keeping the rink there, it is more centered on what type of recreational use the city is interested in and what would be the best option for San Mateo residents. And for those of you still thinking of using the rink, you have at least until April to lace up your skates.

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Letters to the editor
Burlingame leaf blower ordinance a reasoned approach
Editor, What was most disturbing about Barbara Nagata’s letter in the June 6 edition of the Daily Journal criticizing Burlingame’s leaf blower ordinance is that, already, she is misquoting and mistaken about the provisions of the plan. Burlingame is one city among many regulating leaf blowers due to serious health hazards. As an active participant, there was nothing trivial or over-regulatory in the council’s approach: they were thoughtful, inclusive, reviewed medical data and worked with gardeners to create a workable compromise. The council was, in fact, incredibly thorough and fair, and we should be proud. The ordinance allows for three days a week (not one, as mistakenly stated by Nagata): one day for commercial blowing and two on weekends for residents. Bay Area Gardeners Association helped broker the compromise, aware cities are banning blowers. Here’s a startling fact: tiny particulates of mercury, diesel, gasoline, animal feces and more are power-blown into the air at a rate double the busiest freeways in Los Angeles. These cause respiratory disease by acting like a gas that lines the lungs and is quickly drawn up into the blood stream. Anyone who exercises near blowers — workers, bicyclists, runners — will ingest the particulates four times faster than a person at rest (Dr. Tim Tyner, www.valleyair.org). Blower use is not “occasional.” It is constant and contributes to proven increases in blood pressure, heart disease, hearing loss and asthma. We should be using emissions and blower-free options. Our gardeners will save thousands in fuel costs, our families will be free from allergies, respiratory disease and noise pollution stress and our workers will stay healthy and well. The Burlingame City Council has seen the writing on the wall and has done the right thing. Now it’s our job to support them. While I agree that high school students should be given top priority in the programs, there is still a major need for adult retraining. In the past, students from San Mateo County who were enrolled in these vocational classes were strongly represented by adults who train alongside teens. The advantage of having a mixed enrollment will likely offer more maturity in the classroom, and learning a trade gives a person an opportunity to earn and save money, should they decide to go to college. Some of these classes offer transfer credits to our community colleges. There seems to be an attitude in the county that our community colleges are competing with ROP programs. Some students are not ready for community college or need to be trained quickly to fill a need in the workforce. I recommend increases in adult enrollment, but ensure that high school students get first priority and increase the number of interns in the business community, with paid teacher oversight and outreach. Teachers should be paid to oversee their internship program. Class work should not have lengthy lectures but applied practice required, such as that found in a computerized accounting course where lectures represent theory; computer practice gives applied understanding in the presence of the teacher.

JoAnneh Nagler Burlingame

Increase adult enrollment in ROP
Editor, The San Mateo County Office of Education’s Regional Occupational Program is one of the best programs to prepare people for future vocations or exploring a broad range of occupations and training for careers, as indicated in the letter “Kill off adult education?” in the June 7 edition of the Daily Journal. In a time of high unemployment of teens and adults, this should be expanded and more internships should be offered toward the end of the student’s training. Unfortunately, the state government has scaled back the program so its primary emphasis is on high school students, substantially reducing adult enrollment.

Jack Kirkpatrick Redwood City

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oys, our new myths tell us, are inherently flawed creatures.” — Michael Gurian, Ph.D., “The Wonder of Boys.” This is a second installment of a column, “Lost Boys,” that was in the Daily Journal Feb. 24. Since then, I have talked to some people connected with the juvenile services division of the Probation Department and am even more convinced that far too many boys are getting short shrift. Yes, there are boys who seem to have it all together and make it through school and on through adulthood relatively intact and unscathed psychologically or physically. But there are many men who aren’t really sure how they fit into the scheme of things in today’s culture and there are many more who struggle and fall by the wayside because no one appreciated their needs and helped them find their productive purpose in our schizophrenic society. And now even their physical maleness is threatened, as I’ll describe later. Kathleen Parker, syndicated columnist and author of the book, “Save the Males,” must have been thinking about this when she lamented in one of her columns that President Obama appointed a White House Council on Women and Girls but did not do the same for men and boys. And yet, as she wrote, “boys in this country are in far graver danger than girls in nearly every measurable way. ... Boys won’t be equal to girls if we don’t focus our resources on their needs and stop advancing the notion that girls are a special class deserving special treatment.” We must face the fact that, in general, young boys are not as mature as young girls, do not develop speech as early, are not as ready to sit still, pay attention and tackle academics in school. As Michael Gurian wrote in “The Minds of Boys,” “many are not cut out for the education establishment’s idea of the school experience.” Boys suffer more from lack of bonding and family dysfunction. Boys are much more likely to drop out of school, abuse drugs, commit suicide and get involved in criminal activity. Boys are susceptible to absorbing messages from the media — notably that men are one or more of the following: idiots, violence obsessed, crude, ignorant, clueless, narcissistic, sex fiends, mindless and shallow. The football coach who pays his players to inflict concussions on the opposing team, gangmembers who gun down their adversaries, or men who abuse their wives and kids, all stem from boys whose purpose was distorted by seriously inadequate caretakers and an exploitative culture. As Gurian wrote in his new book, “The Purpose of Boys”: “Whether isolated or becoming physically dangerous, even the most hardened young man began his adolescence as a young boy who yearned, because of his own internal nature, for his family, community and society to provide him with safe risks, important challenges and deeply felt rites of passage to purposeful manhood.” We must appreciate boys for their own unique characteristics as we help them grow into well-functioning men by providing good role models at home, in the community and in the media. Boys who are not academically inclined should not be allowed to fall by the wayside. They must be provided education related to their interests and abilities — like vocational schools. We must face up to the fact that in many ways our culture demeans and exploits boys. Boys must feel appreciated, must have someone to help them develop a positive purpose so that they can grow up to become well-functioning people, productive citizens and successful parents. As Miriam Meizdian wrote in “Boys Will Be Boys”: “We desperately need new heroes for our boys — heroes whose sense of adventure, courage and strength, are linked with caring, empathy and altruism.” Seems we haven’t been paying enough attention to the plight of boys in more ways than one. Those of us who have seen how males’ qualities have so often been denigrated and demeaned by our culture which has been heeding the pleas for female equality but in many ways failing to take seriously the cries (some obvious, some not) for respect and appreciation that emanate from boys, might realize the seriousness of the situation when they are reminded of an article that appeared in the Daily Journal on Aug. 7, 2010. “A fascinating yet shocking development has been transpiring over the past few decades: The world is slowly started to lose its boys through declining male births. This recent phenomena has a lot to do with the steady infiltration of hormone-disrupting chemicals in our daily lives — chemicals such as bisphenol-A and phthalates. … Not only are we seeing fewer boys being born around the world but we’re also seeing an increase in physical feminization of boys whose mothers were exposed to high levels of these chemicals.”
Since 1984, Dorothy Dimitre has written more than 500 columns for various local newspapers. Her email address is gramsd@aceweb.com.

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Stock rally fades
Dow 12,460.96 +46.17 10-Yr Bond 654 +0.003 Nasdaq 1,314.99 ? -0.14 Oil (per barrel) 83.50 S&P 500 2,831.02 -13.70 Gold 1,589.00
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Research. Bernanke told a joint economic committee in Congress that the Fed was ready to act if the economy needs it, but he did not spell out any additional steps on the way. The Fed chairman said the central bank was “prepared to take action as needed to protect the U.S. financial system and economy in the event that financial stresses escalate.” Weaker hiring in May and comments by a Fed regional president had led some investors to hope that the Fed might try something new. The stock market enjoyed its biggest rally of the year on Wednesday. On Thursday, the early rally in stocks came after China cut its benchmark lending rate for the first time in nearly four years, adding to efforts to reverse a sharp slowdown in economic growth there. “China is the world’s economic locomotive at the moment, and it can’t afford to slow down at a time when other major economies are in precarious positions,” said Matthew Kaufler, portfolio manager at mutual fund group Federated Investors.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE The Men’s Wearhouse Inc.,down $6.72 at $28.85 The men’s clothing chain reported lower-thanexpected fiscal first-quarter results and issued a weak second-quarter forecast. Navistar International Corp., down $4.04 at $24.11 The truck and engine maker said that it lost money in its second quarter and it cut its full year adjusted earnings guidance. Pall Corp.,down $2.34 at $52.29 The filtration equipment maker’s profit grew 11 percent in its fiscal third quarter, but the results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Cantel Medical Corp.,up $2.43 at $24.80 The maker of anti-infection equipment for hospitals said third-quarter profit rose 62 percent on revenue from a new acquisition. Barrick Gold Corp.,down $1.67 at $38.78 Shares of gold mining companies fell along with gold prices after the Federal Reserve chairman did not signal any new stimulus. Best Buy Co.Inc.,down 19 cents at $19.70 The founder and outgoing chairman of the electronic retailer is resigning from the board and may sell off his 20.1 percent stake. Nasdaq Lululemon Athletica Inc.,down $6.18 at $63.84 The athletic clothing seller posted a 40 percent jump in first-quarter net income,but its outlook disappointed investors. Titan Machinery Inc.,down $7.25 at $26.06 The agriculture and construction equipment dealership’s first-quarter profit rose,but its profit fell short of analysts’expectations.

NEW YORK — Investors didn’t hear what they wanted from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. An early rally in stocks faded in the afternoon Thursday after Bernanke signaled no immediate further steps from the Fed to stoke economic growth in the United States, which has shown signs of faltering. A report that Americans cut back sharply on their credit card purchases in April, suggesting consumers were losing confidence in the economy, also took some steam out of the market. Bank stocks also lost ground late in the day after the Fed said it wants U.S. banks to set aside more money to cushion against unexpected losses, a key step in preventing another financial crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average had been up as much as 140 points but closed up 46.17 points, or 0.3 percent, at 12,460.96. “The market is addicted to easy money, and Bernanke has the job of not pulling the trigger unless the situation needs stabilizing,” said Doug Roberts, chief investment strategist at the investment company Channel Capital

Samsung fights Apple move to block Galaxy sales
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SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday that it will fight Apple’s move to stop U.S. sales of its new Galaxy phone in the latest flareup of an intellectual property battle between the world’s top smartphone makers. Samsung said it will vigorously oppose Apple’s request for a court to ban sales of the Galaxy S III smartphone and still plans to go ahead with the device’s scheduled release in the U.S. on June 21. The South Korean company said in a

statement that it will “demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive.” On Tuesday, Apple Inc. asked a U.S. district court to temporarily ban sales of the S III smartphone before its launch in the United States. The maker of the iPhone accused Samsung of infringing two Apple patents. The request, if accepted by the U.S. District Court for Northern California, would deal a blow to Samsung’s attempt to get a headstart on sales of Apple’s next iPhone. The S III smartphone went on sale in Europe on May 29 and will be

offered by around 300 mobile carriers in Asia and North America later this month. The early launch puts Samsung in a favorable position to take a bigger chunk of the lucrative smartphone market. While Apple is keeping mum on its annual iPhone upgrade, many analysts expect the new iPhone to go on sale as early as July. Samsung has become the biggest threat to Apple’s clout in the mobile market as its Galaxy series of smartphones won popularity among consumers seeking an Android-powered device.

Business briefs
Location app Foursquare to focus on exploration
NEW YORK — Foursquare is best known for letting smartphone users tell others about the restaurants and other places they are at, but people are increasingly using it to find nearby places to go to. Now, the mobile app is getting a makeover that turns the focus to this sort of exploration. In an update Thursday, Foursquare is revamping its app so users can find nearby spots without having to search for them. The app will recommend bars, restaurants or shops based on what places you frequent or what your friends like. Recommendations will change based on where you are, so you could get different suggestions while traveling to new places, for example. Other new features include letting people “like” check-ins, venues or comments. And photos will be larger and more prominently displayed.

Save Mart,workers struggle to reach new contract
SACRAMENTO — Save Mart Supermarkets and its union workers are struggling to agree on a new contract, and the standoff could lead to a strike. The Modesto-based supermarket chain has given its employees its “last, best and final” contract offer. The United Food and Commercial Workers say the offer is “not acceptable,” but have offered to meet with company officials next week. The union represents workers at 181 Save Mart, Lucky and Smart stores in Northern California

Virgin Mobile gets iPhone for $549,$30 per month
NEW YORK — Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint’s brands for prepaid, no-contract phone service, said Thursday it will start selling the iPhone on June 29, charging $549 for a basic model. The high price of the phone comes with an upside: service will start at $30 per month. That means the phone, plus two years of service, will cost $1,269, excluding taxes. That’s nearly $800 less than a subscriber would pay for the same phone, an iPhone 4 with 8 gigabytes of memory, if buying it under the Sprint Nextel Corp. brand.

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Hard work pays off for Micek
By Julio Lara
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Just off his freshman season at the University of Nevada, Barry Timko made a cameo appearance for the San Mateo American Legion Post 82 Shockers Thursday afternoon against San Francisco Legion at College of San Mateo. While Timko is officially on the 19-andunder Shockers’ roster, Thursday may have been his only appearance in the black-andgold as he’s scheduled to head to Washington Tuesday to play in the collegiate West Coast League. If Thursday was his only appearance in a Shockers’ uniform this summer, he left a memorable impression. The lefty pitched five innings of no-hit ball, striking out nine as the Shockers buried San Francisco 11-1 — this on the heels of a nail-biting 2-1 win over the same San Francisco squad Wednesday. “I was a little rusty. I hadn’t thrown in a while,” said Timko, who pitched about 25 innings for the Wolf Pack this season, with his last appearance coming in mid-May. “I wanted to work on some things.” Michael Sweeney came on in relief of Timko in the sixth and was three outs away from a combined no-hitter, but a Bobby Arenas single in the seventh broke it up. San Francisco went on to scratch out a run to spoil the shutout as well. The San Mateo offense made sure Timko was allowed to work on his stuff as the Shockers scored the maximum out of the minimum — 11 runs on 11 hits. They scored runs in six of the seven innings and crushed three triples and two doubles. Seven different Shockers drove in a run and eight of the nine starters had at least one hit. “We have a lot of weapons,” said San Mateo manager Dave Fuata. “We have a lot of young, good kids.” San Mateo (5-0) jumped out to a quick 2-0

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San Mateo second baseman Mickey McDonald, left, fires to first to complete one of three double plays on the day during the Shockers’11-1 win over San Francisco Legion.

There are victorious outcomes on the basketball court as indicated by the scoreboard when the clock reaches triple zero. And then there are the fights that don’t know anything about time — just commitment and perseverance. Former Sacred Heart Prep basketball standout Gabby Micek knows this all too well. In her senior season in 2009 with the Gators, the guard scored almost 13 points per game and made the West Bay Athletic League All-Conference First Team after finishing third in the league in scoring and second in 3point field goals made. After, Micek took a risk and headed to the Midwest and Loyola University in Chicago, accepting a walk-on invitation. “Coming here, I was a little nervous just being the only one as a walkon,” Micek said. “But it’s definitely exceeded my expectations. I knew that college athletics were Gabby Micek hard, but I didn’t really know how hard. So, I’ve grown as a person just being able to work hard every day.” The difficulties from harsher winters and some homesickness only grew as Micek battled her way through three seasons of only 115 minutes of basketball. “It was definitely difficult,” Micek said. “Going from scoring all the time at Sacred Heart to hardly playing here, it was definitely a humbling experience learning my role on the team. I just have great support from my coaches and my teammates. It’s a whole different game. But I’m glad I stuck with it.”

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Lebron unstoppable,Heat force Game 7 Just finishing is
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Heat 98, Celtics 79
utes, not sitting down until the victory was long secured. Dwyane Wade added 17 points for the Heat, who need a victory at home Saturday to return to the NBA finals. Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 10 assists for Boston. Kevin Garnett and LeBron James Brandon Bass each scored 12 points, but Paul Pierce had only nine on 4-of-18 shooting. In the site of some of James’ biggest disappointments, the only disappointed ones Thursday

BOSTON — LeBron James refused to let another season end in Boston. The Eastern Conference finals, and his chase of an NBA championship, are headed back to Miami for a Game 7. James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Celtics and leading the Heat to a 9879 victory Thursday night that forced the decisive game. Pushing away elimination right along with every defender who tried to stop him, James shot 19 of 26 from the field and finished four points shy of his playoff career-high while playing 45 min-

were the thousands of fans who hoped to see a celebration but instead filed out of the TD Garden midway through the fourth quarter, just before the league MVP called it a night. Miami barely won Game 2 before dropping the next three games, but this one was never in doubt. James was a one-man force on what’s supposed to be a Big Three, carrying the Heat in the first half while Wade made only 1 of 6 shots. The Celtics were hoping to complete a comeback from a 2-0 deficit, as Oklahoma City did, and advance to face the Thunder in the NBA finals. But they missed 13 of 14 3-point attempts and will have to win a second straight game in Miami to play for the title.

reward enough
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What to look for at Euro 2012
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WARSAW, Poland — The World Cup may be the best-known soccer tournament on the planet. It may not be the best. To many fans, the European Championship ranks as the top competition. This year’s continental championship, generally called Euro 2012, kicks off Friday in Warsaw when co-host Poland plays Greece at the National Stadium. Ukraine also will be hosting games. With only 16 teams instead of 32, many believe the caliber of play at the European Championship

exceeds that of the World Cup, which gets diluted by some of the slots apportioned to areas of the globe without strong soccer traditions. If that sounds arrogant, consider that only one non-European country (Uruguay) has been among the semifinalists at the last two World Cups. Both tournaments take place every four years, but in alternate even-numbered years. That puts the European Championship, which started in 1960 but became a full-fledged tournament in 1980 when eight teams competed, in the same summer as the Olympics.

For Euro 2012, defending champion Spain — which also won the 2010 World Cup — is the favorite, especially with Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta controlling play. But the Netherlands and Germany are also contenders with their own game-changing players, notably the Dutch trio of Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder. Others, like England with Wayne Rooney and Portugal with Cristiano Ronaldo, will also be in the mix.

Sometimes, you just have to take that leap and go. San Mateo’s Erin Hawk will be the first to tell you that come Sunday at her first ever Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, the goal isn’t about what the clock reads when she reaches the finish line. The goal is the finish line. So as 2,000-plus athletes approach the start line in the San Francisco Bay and she adjusts her goggles, checks her swim cap and focuses on finding her rhythm, the 37-year old mother and wife is just going to leap in and go — just like she always has. “I figured, why not?” Hawk said. “It’s excitement. There’s always the not-knowing. I’ve mentally prepared myself for how hard it is. But obviously until you do the whole race, I mean, each race is challenging, right? The not-knowing, you kind of set some personal goals on surviving, strategy. It’s excitement, a little bit of anxiety, but I’m not freaking out or anything.” Hawk is hoping the third crack at the Escape will be the charm, actually. The San Mateo resident found the sport in 2007 after a friend of hers suggested she take it to compliment her swimming background.

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Evans noted that the Giants did not have any additional picks this year, compared to other teams that invested in high-school talent with their picks — some quite heavily. And, with the new slotting system in place that constricts teams from overspending, it’s more difficult for teams to buy out college scholarship offers that prep players may have on the table. “We don’t want to roll dice on players signing,” Evans said. “We want to know they’re going to come forward and get their careers started, and sometimes with the high-school players, if you’re not able to offer the money that they’re expecting, then you risk them starting their college career. Then you don’t have them. So, we measured it as such that we had some reasonable expectation that they would sign before we took them.” Drafting college pitchers had historically been a losing proposition for the Giants. Before striking pay dirt by drafting Lincecum, San Francisco had failed to ever produce a long-term staple to the big-league pitching staff. Previous to Lincecum, the Giants took just eight college pitchers with first-round picks since the draft began in 1965. Of those pitchers, only five reached the big leagues with San Francisco — Mike Remlinger (1987), Steve Soderstrom (1993), Kurt Ainsworth (1999), Brad Hennessey (2001), and David Aardsma (2003) — combining for a mere 28 wins, 17 of which belonged to Hennessey. Granted, some did prove to be valuable trade chips. Remlinger was part of a five-player bonanza with Seattle in 1991, going north along with Kevin Mitchell for pitchers Dave Burba, Mike Jackson, and eventual 20-game winner Bill Swift. And, Grilli was shipped to Florida along with pitcher Nate Bump at the 1999 trade deadline to acquire Livan Hernandez. The Giants also set a modern-day precedent by selecting seven players with roots in the Bay Area. In 2003, the Giants drafted Nate Schierholtz out of Chabot College in the second round. This year they followed suit by plucking right-hander Martin Agosta from St. Mary’s College of Moraga. Agosta led the West Coast Conference with a 9-2 record this year. Last summer he played in the Cal Ripken League and was lights out, going 4-0 for arguably the nation’s best wood-bat summer team not in the Cape Cod League. Wednesday, the Giants wrapped up draft week by selecting Fremont native Ryan Tella out of Auburn University. Tella attended Irvington High School and Ohlone College, before transferring to Auburn as a draft-eligible sophomore. “He’s got a lot upside and hopefully he’ll be a Giant and we can enjoy watching him play as a part of the organization,” Evans said. After selecting Cal third baseman Mitch Delfino (20th round), the Giants dove into the

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Giants enrich system with pitching-intensive draft
By Terry Bernal
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The Giants had not drafted a college pitcher in the first round since 2006, when they landed Tim Lincecum from the University of Washington with the 10th overall pick. Two Cy Young Awards and a World Series ring later, it’s obvious that one worked out quite well. On Monday, the Giants again went the college-pitching route, calling the name of Mississippi State right hander Chris Stratton. As a collegiate ace, the 6-5 Stratton won SEC Pitcher of the Year honors this year after pacing the conference with an 11-1 record. San Francisco didn’t stop there, drafting seven college pitchers in the first eight rounds. “I like the fact that we got the college pitching, to be honest,” said Bobby Evans, Giants Vice President of Baseball Operations. “I don’t think we were married to any one position or collegiate player, per se. It’s just how the board fell for us versus our other options. There is some benefit to adding depth to pitching, so it works to our advantage … and it was certainly desirable when those guys were there.” The cache of seven collegiate arms sets a draft precedent for the Giants. In 1999, the Giants drafted seven pitchers in the first eight rounds. In 1997, the Giants also used seven of their first eight picks on pitchers.

San Mateo talent pool for three consecutive rounds, selecting former Serra left-hander Zak Edgington in the 34th round, and a pair of CSM hurlers in right-hander Dan Grazzini in the 35th, and left-hander Clint Terry in the 36th. They rounded out the Bay Area contingent by selecting Miramonte High School shortstop Drew Jackson in the 37th round. “Both the kids that are out of College of San Mateo, we’ll get a chance to see them a little bit this summer, and project whether they’ll end up signing,” Evans said. “I can’t say, but they are good options for us down there.” The other college arms the Giants drafted in the opening rounds are: Fourth-rounder Steve Okert, a power left-hander who closed at University of Oklahoma this season; fifth-rounder Ty Blach, a left-handed sinker-slider guy out of Creighton University; sixth-rounder Stephen Johnson, who led the Division II Heartland Conference with 18 saves this season for St. Edwards University of Austin, Texas; seventhrounder E.J. Encinosa, a closer from University of Miami; and eighth-rounder Joe Kurrasch, who paced all Big Ten starters with a 2.05 ERA at Penn State.
Terry Bernal is a freelance writer whose baseball blog can be found at http://fungolingo.wordpress.com. He can be reached by email at Fungolingo@hotmail.com.

Crisp leads Oakland past Rangers as A’s take 3 of 4
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defending AL champions. Oakland had lost five straight series and gone winless in nine since beating Tampa Bay two of three May 4-6. But with strong starts from Jarrod Parker, Bartolo Colon and McCarthy and bit more offense than usual, the A’s were able to handle the struggling Rangers.

OAKLAND — Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the Oakland Athletics won their first series in more than a month, beating the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Thursday. Crisp’s big day at the plate helped Brandon McCarthy (5-3) win his fifth straight decision as the A’s took three of four from the two-time

Yu Darvish (7-4) gave up six runs, six hits and six walks in 5 1-3 innings as he failed in his bid to become the first eight-game winner in the American League and the normally powerful Rangers offense was held down once again. Brandon Moss also homered for Oakland, which outscored first-place Texas 24-8 in the four games. The A’s have scored 33 runs in the past six games after having just 32 in the previous 16.

Texas has lost seven of nine games and has been held to two runs or fewer five times in seven games in June, including in all three losses to the A’s. The Rangers had been held to two or fewer runs just eight times in the first two months of the season. Crisp had two doubles and six RBIs in 114 atbats coming into the game ended a 40-game homerless drought when he took Darvish deep to make it 2-0 in the third.

Cain wins 6th straight start
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Posey hit a leadoff shot in the third off Padres newcomer Jason Marquis, driving a 2-0 pitch off the third-floor balcony of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner for a 4-0 lead and his seventh homer. Pagan extended his hitting streak to 15 games when he homered to right on a 3-2 pitch from Brad Brach with one out in the seventh. Melky Cabrera was aboard on a leadoff single. Gregor Blanco hit a solo shot to right with two outs in the eighth off Alex Hinshaw. Blanco went 7 for 15 in the three-game series, with a homer, triple and two doubles, and he scored six runs. San Francisco scored two runs off three hits and Marquis’ throwing error in the first. Posey had an RBI single and Brandon Belt an RBI double. Marquis (0-1) allowed four runs, two earned, on nine hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one. Marquis was promoted from Double-A San Antonio. He signed a minor league contract on May 29. He started the season with Minnesota.

SAN DIEGO — Matt Cain struck out nine in seven innings to win his sixth straight start and Buster Posey, Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco homered at Petco Park to lead the San Francisco Giants over the San Diego Padres 8-3 Thursday. Ryan Theriot had four hits for the Giants, who committed four errors but won for the ninth time in 11 games. Leading 4-3, Cain loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth on two singles and an error on third baseman Joaquin Arias. Cain escaped the jam by getting pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay to fly out to left and Cameron Maybin to hit into a double play. Cain (7-2) allowed seven hits and three runs — none earned — while walking one. San Francisco won two of three from the Padres (19-39), who have the worst record in the big leagues. San Diego also loaded the bases in the eighth and ninth, and failed to score. In the last two games, the Padres had the bases loaded four times — twice with no outs — and scored only one run. Three of San Francisco’s 15 hits were homers.

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James’ season was twice ended in Boston while playing for Cleveland, the Celtics emerging as the winner in a Pierce-James duel in Game 7 of the 2008 East semifinals, then beating the Cavs in Game 6 of the second round two years later. That was James’ last game with Cleveland, leaving that summer for Miami and the All-Star help that Wade and Chris Bosh could provide. He needed none of it Thursday. He had 30 points by halftime and spent the night silencing the Celtics crowd and perhaps some of the doubters he somehow still has. He set the tone for the game by making 6 of 7 shots and scoring 14 points in the first quarter, and he made sure the Heat were never challenged from there. Meanwhile, Pierce, whose 3-pointer over James was the biggest basket of Boston’s Game 5 victory, missed 13 of 16 shots through three quarters, including all six 3-point attempts. The Heat obviously weren’t deflated by that loss and came to fight, scoring 10 straight points to build a 10-point lead shortly after Mario Chalmers was called for a technical foul after getting mixed up with Ray Allen. They extended it to 12 points later in the period, taking a 26-16 lead into the second after shooting 58 percent in the period. Wade finally got on the board with a jumper to open the second, but he seemed strangely passive even with Miami trying to save its season. No matter. James didn’t need the help. He had consecutive baskets for a 15-point lead and came up with a basket every time the Celtics tried to get any rhythm. He soared high above the rim — and any other player — for a follow dunk after the Celtics had crept within eight in the final 2 minutes of the half. Miami led 55-42 at the break. James made 12 of his first 13 shots before missing from the perimeter on his final attempt of the half. Only Rondo kept it from being a blowout, scoring 19 points and adding five assists in the half. Relishing the challenge, he even emulated Garnett by doing a couple of knuckle pushups after being knocked to the court while drawing a foul, but he couldn’t keep up with James and needed some help that never arrived. strive for something.” Hawk commemorates her athletic accomplishments with a bit of an award shrine she’s crafted in her home office. It’s there that the bibs, medals and photos from her (and her daughter’s) races go up. “It’s to kind of reflect I guess,” Hawk said. “Each [race] had their own challenges. It started to spiral — be proud of that sense of accomplishment.”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State will have to get past one of the best pitchers in college baseball to win the opening game of a best-of-three NCAA super regional series. The Seminoles face Stanford’s Mark Appel (10-1, 2.27) Friday night in Tallahassee. Stanford coach Mark Marquess says Appel is the hardest thrower he’s had at Stanford. That includes Mike Mussina and Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell. Marquess won’t get an argument from veteran Florida State coach Mike Martin, who said Thursday the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Appel is the toughest pitcher his hitters will face this year. “I don’t think you can compare him to anybody we’ve seen,” Martin said. “He should be

at the next level already.” Appel is on his way. He was selected eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major League Baseball draft earlier this week. Appel struck out 10 or more hitters on eight occasions this season, including 11 in Stanford’s regional opener last week. “His breaking ball is similar to Mussina, who had a very good breaking ball,” Marquess said of Appel. “The thing that has made him more effective this year is his command of the fastball.” Appel’s fastball regularly hits the mid 90s and he’s been clocked as high as 98 mph along with the breaking pitch and changeup. “He’s our guy, he’ll give us a chance to win,” Marquess said. “It’s all about pitching.” Florida State outfielder James Ramsey hopes hitting will play a role in the outcome.

The Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year was the 23rd pick overall by the St. Louis Cardinals and will be putting his .385 average up against the hard-throwing Appel. Freshman Brandon Leibrandt (7-2, 2.65) will be on the hill for the Seminoles Friday with freshman Mike Compton (11-2) scheduled to face another Stanford power pitcher, Brett Mooneyham (7-5) on Saturday. The two schools are 9-9 in previous matchups. Stanford came out of its region unblemished with a win over Fresno State and two over Pepperdine while Florida State took a pair from Samford (Ala.) after edging UAB 2-1 in its opener.

Back at No. 1, Sharapova to face Errani
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PARIS — Wind blew in her face, kicking up flecks of clay, and Maria Sharapova stood at the baseline, knowing she needed one more point to reach her first French Open final and return to No. 1 in the rankings. She rotated her right shoulder, the one surgically repaired 3 1/2 years ago, and served a fault. Gulp. Her next try found the mark: a second-serve ace at 104 mph that landed in a corner. It was a fitting way to close out a 6-3, 63 victory over No. 4seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the Maria semifinals at Roland Sharapova Garros on Thursday, a fitting way to announce that Sharapova is once again at the height of her powers and at the top of her sport. “It’s a long road back; it’s a long process. It’s a lot of days of frustration and uncertainty, not knowing if you’ll ever get there, not

knowing how much you want it, not knowing whether (there) would be a moment like that for you again,” Sharapova said at her news conference, the WTA’s glass vase signifying her No. 1 status sitting inches away. “So there’s definitely a lot of tough things you have to go through to get to this point. But when you get here, and you look back at the things that you did, and the work that you put in, and the toughest days that you can remember, it’s all really worth it.” On Saturday, the second-seeded Russian will face 21st-seeded Sara Errani of Italy for the French Open title. It’s the only major tournament Sharapova hasn’t won; she can become the 10th woman to complete a career Grand Slam. “I was in a position a few years ago where I didn’t quite know if I would ever be here again on this stage, playing professionally. And not just at that, but at a level to get to No. 1 in the world and a first Roland Garros final for me,” Sharapova said. “So a very special day, no doubt.” Errani felt the same way. Playing in her first Grand Slam semifinal, she beat reigning U.S. Open champion Sam Woodside for a bike ride, a swim or a run. She does all that starting her day at 4 a.m. while tending to a nine-year old and keeping a 10year marriage running strong, squeezing in workouts between lunch and picking up her little girl from school. “I enjoy the exercise part of it,” Hawk said. “And I’m competitive. Pushing myself is fun, I guess in a sick and twisted type of way. “I’ll be honest, you’ll get to a hard part in the race … there is always something that gives you inspiration and makes you push just a little bit harder and get yourself through the tough parts, because there’s going to be tough parts. There is no way to plan for it all.” Hawk is quick to give credit to her family, who she says are very supportive. Her daughter has already completed a kid’s triathlon and seems to have inherited the competitive gene and her husband is her biggest cheerleader. “He likes to be on the support team,” Hawk said. “It works out better that way.” While there isn’t a true way to prepare for a course like the Escape on both the physical

Stosur of Australia 7-5, 1-6, 6-3. “Players like Sharapova, Serena Williams — they’re accustomed to making it this far,” said Errani’s coach, Pablo Lozano, who held his 10-month-old son while cheering in the stands. “For us, every day brings a new surprise.” Indeed, it’s been quite a two weeks for Errani, who will play in the women’s doubles final on Friday with Roberta Vinci against Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova. Entering this tournament, Errani was 0-28 against women ranked in the top 10. But she beat No. 10 Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals, then No. 6 Stosur on Thursday — and those upsets were preceded by victories over two past French Open champions, 2008’s Ana Ivanovic and 2009’s Svetlanta Kuznetsova. Did she ever doubt she could beat the best? “It’s not a question of believing or not believing,” Errani said. “I don’t think about that. I just think about playing. I just think about going on court and giving my all. And whatever happens, happens. I’ve never thought, ‘I can’t beat someone in the top 10.”’

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In training for her first triathlon, Hawk lost 40 pounds, and continued racing as a way of maintaining a healthier lifestyle and quenching a thirst for competition. While this will be her first try at the Escape, Hawk had two previous chances to participate in the race and the stars simply did not align. It wasn’t until she served as a volunteer for the race and watched the athletes come out of the water and labor through the course that she knew the Escape from Alcatraz was calling her name. “I’m a really competitive person,” Hawk said. “I did have the itch. I told one of my racing buddies, ‘You know what? We’re putting our name in and if we get picked, we’re doing it.’ And, they picked us and here we are.” Rest assured, Hawk is ready though. She trains five or six days a week, commuting from her home to either San Francisco or

and mental side of things, you get a sense from talking to Hawk that perhaps the course isn’t ready for someone like her. The competitive energy that emanates from her seems perfect for the 1.5-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride and eight-mile run. “Honestly, I don’t know,” Hawk said when asked what she would do if she didn’t have something like Escape to quench this thirst for competition. “It would be difficult. I like to

And Hawk admits, after two no-gos, finishing Escape would be pretty sweet. “We’re doing this one for the medal,” Hawk said. “How crazy is it to jump off a boat at Alcatraz and swim in the Bay? A lot of it is psychological. You can kind of psych yourself out. But that’s the goal, just to chip away at it. I think this one is just one you finish.” But first, you have to take that leap. And Hawk is most definitely ready for that.

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three World Player of the Year awards. But Xavi’s performances in what is likely his final international tournament may be hampered by fitness problems that have dogged his end to the season. unbeaten games.

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there also are fears their Barcelona and Real Madrid stars are tired. Spain is looking to become the first country to retain its European title.

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This year’s tournament will take place in Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk and Wroclaw in Poland, and Kiev, Donetsk, Lviv and Kharkiv in Ukraine. Hooliganism is always an issue at major soccer tournaments; this year’s competition has already been marred by racism concerns and political turmoil in Ukraine. The 16 teams in the championship — the two co-hosts and 14 other nations that made it through a two-year qualifying tournament — have been split into four groups of four. The top two in each group reach the quarterfinals. The final will be played on July 1 in Kiev. Here’s a look at the stars, top teams, and a few players who could surprise at Euro 2012.

Gianluigi Buffon
Buffon comes into the tournament under a cloud of betting-scam allegations as part of the fallout of the Italian match-fixing scandal, but his reputation as the world’s premier goalkeeper remains intact. Tall and athletic, there are no weaknesses in the 34-year-old 2006 World Cup winner’s armor. A key member of an Italian backline that had the best defensive record in qualifying.

Germany
A young team which lit up the 2010 World Cup with its fearless attacking play has blossomed into a force set to be Spain’s biggest threat at Euro 2012. The Germans score goals for fun and cruised through their qualifying run with 10 straight wins. Question marks remain, however, over whether Germany’s eight-strong Bayern Munich contingent recovered from losing the Champions League final in dramatic style to Chelsea.

Andres Iniesta
Xavi’s partner in Spain’s and Barcelona’s midfield and the scorer of the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final, which shot the balding Iniesta into football immortality. Iniesta’s quick feet and effortless dribbling ability makes him stand out, with Xavi describing him as the “complete player.”

Mario Balotelli
Whether it’s exploding fireworks in his bathroom or ripping off his jersey to display messages on T-shirts, the enigmatic Balotelli always provides a story. The striker has all the talent in the world and unbelievable coolness under pressure, but has too many off days and could easily implode for Italy this month.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Moody and temperamental, Ibrahimovic is often left frustrated by the limitations of his Sweden teammates. But it’s a different story at club level, where he has played for the top clubs in Spain and Italy. Outrageously skillful and a great scorer, he has a distinctive languid style that his critics attack when things aren’t going right. Sweden’s only world-class player.

Netherlands
The Dutch challenge England for the tag as Europe’s biggest underachievers, but also rival Spain and Germany as the most talented team at Euros. Defensively, they look suspect, but they seem unstoppable going forward, led by the lethal Van Persie. Staying true to their expansive, offensive style will be key; they retreated into their shell in the 2010 World Cup final in 2010 and deservedly lost.

Wayne Rooney
For Balotelli, read Rooney. His crazy kick-out at a Montenegro defender leaves him suspended for England’s first two games at Euros, but there was never a doubt he’d be picked on the squad. The Manchester United striker can be the best player in the world Wayne Rooney when he’s on and is one of England’s few world-class stars.

Best players
Cristiano Ronaldo
If it wasn’t for Lionel Messi ... Ronaldo has been engaged in a hotly disputed fight with Messi to be considered the best player on the planet, but the Argentine, a three-time World Player of the Year, always seems to get the upper hand. The flashy Portugal forward has all the Cristiano tricks in the book, but has Ronaldo been accused of never producing his best on the international stage. He can change all that here.

Mesut Oezil
After two stunning seasons with Real Madrid, comparisons are starting to be drawn between Oezil and French great Zinedine Zidane. Rising to prominence at the 2010 World Cup, the graceful playmaker has the rare ability to make the perfect pass and will be the central component of Germany’s attacking play at Euros.

France
The French head into Euro 2012 on the back of an unbeaten run of 21 games and coach Laurent Blanc looks to have unified the squad after its infamous mutiny at the World Cup in South Africa. Much will depend on the influence forwards Franck Ribery and Benzema can have and, like the Dutch, France’s defense appears to be its weak link.

Robin van Persie
His goal-scoring exploits for Arsenal this season have made Van Persie one of the most sought players in world football. He has a wand of a left foot to rival even the great Messi and will lead the Netherlands as they look to shake off their “underachievers” tag.

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By transforming international football with its tika-taka passing style, top-ranked Spain has been the team to beat for the past four years. The defending world and European champions are classy and stylish, but aren’t unbeatable. The Spanish are without leading striker David Villa and defender Carles Puyol because of injury, and So, I’ve been working so hard on getting a scholarship so it was really rewarding when I got the word from my coach that I would get it. I couldn’t even have dreamed that this would happen.” She maybe couldn’t dream it, but it was obvious her coaches noticed her determination. Micek is coming off a season in which she was named co-captain of the basketball team — the only junior to hold that honor. “I never really thought of myself as a leader. And I wouldn’t say I’m an outspoken leader,” Micek said, “but I definitely like to lead by example and I think that’s one of the reasons why my coach made me co-captain. The respect that I’ve gotten from my teammates is The fourth inning was the only frame San Mateo was retired in order, but it scored three more in the fifth. Watkins drove in a pair with a double and Daniel Madigan drove in the third run of the inning with a sacrifice fly to center. Watkins picked up his fourth RBI of the game in the sixth on a sacrifice fly to give the Shockers an 11-0 lead. It was important run because even though San Francisco scored in the top of the seventh, the game still ended

Italy
The Azzurri won the World Cup in 2006 amid the fallout from a match-fixing scandal back home. Could history repeat itself six years later at these Euros? Whether the Italian league crisis unites the squad remains to be seen. Italy has arguably the best defense in the competition and in strikers Antonio Cassano and Balotelli, the Italians have two mercurial players who could light up the tournament. great. It was really a great thing to get, especially my junior year. It helped me stick with it. “Once we walk out on the floor and it’s time for practice, it wasn’t like, these girls are on scholarship and you’re not. The fact that I have it now, it puts my mind at ease. It’s always been in the back of my mind.” At the front of her mind is a senior year where she can concentrate on basketball and keeping her 3.6 GPA up as she studies advertising and public relations. “The Bay Area is definitely calling me,” Micek said about her post graduation plans, “especially the weather. But I’ve learned to love the Midwest.” because of the 10-run mercy rule. The game was scheduled for nine innings. While the San Mateo offense was going crazy, Timko kept putting zeroes up on the scoreboard. [My outing] was all right. My curveball was good today, which is what I wanted to work on,” Timko said. “We were calling changeups on the first pitch, just to work on my offspeed. I probably wouldn’t be doing that if the game was closer.”

Karim Benzema
France finally has a striker to take over from Thierry Henry. The barrel-chested Benzema’s explosive pace and unforgiving finishing saw him emerge as Real Madrid’s No. 1 striker by the end of the season. He has been France’s leader up front in its sensational recent run of 21 pen, I should just give up. It was great having my teammates, and they became my best friends and they really just helped me to keep pushing through. Thanks to them, I fought through it and I guess it turned out well.” Well enough to the point that Loyola recently informed her that her hard work on and off the court (Micek is also the team’s official blogger) had paid off and she had earned a scholarship that covers her senior season of studies. “I am so excited,” Micek said. “It’s been a long three years, definitely. I’ve been working so hard to get it and I was the only person not on scholarship on my team and I saw the girls getting their books for free, just everything. the first pitch he saw to the right-center field gap for a two-run triple and the Shockers were off and running. Nick Rich followed with a sacrifice fly to left and San Mateo led 3-0 after one inning. Mickey McDonald and Barden each drove in a run in the second inning and, in the third, Christian Conci and Sean Watkins had backto-back triples. Conci scored on a drive by Watkins, who then scored on a Kyle Wallou groundout.

Xavi Hernandez
With his sublime first touch, vision and passing range, the Barcelona star is the beatkeeper of the indomitable Spain team. Voted player of the tournament at Euro 2008, he placed third in the last

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Micek is being modest. The guard kept plugging away, sans a scholarship but motivated by the idea of one day achieving the mental stability that comes with financial security at college. “I want to say that I saw hope all the time but I definitely didn’t,” Micek said. “There were times when it got so hard during the season especially when you’re living so far from home — there is no way this is going to hap-

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lead in the bottom of the first and kept adding on runs each inning. With one out, Nic Bongi legged out an infield hit and Kody Barden reached on a fielder’s choice, with Bongi safe at second when the second baseman dropped the ball. Neil Sterling came up and whacked

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NL STANDINGS
East Division Washington Atlanta New York Miami Philadelphia Central Division Cincinnati Pittsburgh St.Louis Milwaukee Houston Chicago West Division Los Angeles San Francisco Arizona Colorado San Diego W 37 33 27 24 19 L 21 25 30 32 39 Pct .638 .569 .474 .429 .328 GB — 4 9 1/2 12 18 W 31 29 29 26 24 19 L 25 27 28 31 32 38 Pct .554 .518 .509 .456 .429 .333 GB — 2 2 1/2 5 1/2 7 12 1/2 W 32 32 32 31 28 L 23 25 26 26 31 Pct .582 .561 .552 .544 .475 GB — 1 1 1/2 2 6

AL STANDINGS
East Division Baltimore Tampa Bay New York Toronto Boston Central Division Chicago Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Minnesota West Division Texas Los Angeles Oakland Seattle
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NEWARK, N.J. — Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the New Jersey Devils alive. It gave them a sniff, a scent, a feeling. Call it momentum if you want. For one game, Martin Brodeur and the Eastern Conference champions showed they could not only play with the Los Angeles Kings, they could beat them, too. The 3-1 win in Los Angeles on Wednesday prevented the Kings’ coronation ceremony and forced the NHL to pack the Cup and ship it back to New Jersey for Game 5 Saturday night. Now comes the hard part for coach Peter DeBoer and the Devils. They have to follow it up with another win over a team that has posted a 15-3 mark in the postseason and not lost consecutive games. If New Jersey can somehow find a way, though, the Cup will be up for grabs. “We know every time we can win a game and chip away, the end goal gets a little closer,” DeBoer said Thursday shortly after the Devils’ flight from the West Coast landed. “I know it is a cliche, but I think if we win on Saturday night this series really takes a turn.”

@ Rockies @ Rockies 5:40 p.m. 12:10 p.m. CSN-CAL CSN-CAL

W 32 32 31 30 29 W 32 30 26 24 22

L 25 25 25 27 28 L 25 26 31 31 34

Pct .561 .561 .554 .526 .509 Pct .561 .536 .456 .436 .393

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@ Portland @ FC Dallas 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. CSN-CAL CSN-CAL

TRANSACTIONS
Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended Washington minor league RHP Josh Wilkie (Syracuse-IL) 50 games a second violation of drug abuse under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Announced the resignation of executive vice president of baseball development Jimmie Lee Solomon. Named Rob Manfred executive vice president of economics and league affairs. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Placed OF Kosuke Fukudome on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 4. Purchased the contract of OF Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL). KANSAS CIT Y ROYALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Zimmer on a minor league contract. MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned RHP Cole De Vries to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Placed RHP Freddy Garcia on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Ryota Igarashi from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TEXAS RANGERS—Placed LHP Derek Holland on the 15-day DL,retroactive to June 6.Recalled RHP Tanner Scheppers from Round Rock (PCL).Designated LHP John Gaub for assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Alec Asher, OF Preston Beck, OF Royce Bolinger,2B Cam Schiller,RHP Cody Kendall, RHP John Niggli,RHP Casey Shiver,RHP Keone Kela, LHP Sam Stafford, 2B Janluis Castro, C Charles Moorman,RHP Josh McElwee,RHP Coby Cowgill, SS Gabriel Roa, LHP Austen Thraikill, LHP Joseph Burns,OF Barrett Serrato and RHP Paul Schwindel on minor league contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Optioned RHP Robert Coello to Las Vegas (PCL).Recalled RHP Chad Beck from Las Vegas. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with RHP Lucas Sims on a minor league contract.

MLS STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
D.C. New York Kansas City Columbus Chicago New England Houston Montreal Philadelphia Toronto FC W 8 8 8 5 5 5 4 3 2 1 L 4 3 3 4 5 7 3 7 7 9 T 3 2 1 3 3 1 4 3 2 0 Pts 27 26 25 18 18 16 16 12 8 3 GF 28 26 17 13 15 18 12 15 8 8 GA 19 18 10 13 17 18 12 21 14 21

W 33 29 26 26

L 25 29 32 33

Pct .569 .500 .448 .441

GB — 4 7 7 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Real Salt Lake San Jose Seattle Colorado Vancouver Chivas USA Portland FC Dallas Los Angeles W 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 3 L 3 3 3 6 3 6 5 8 8 T 2 3 3 1 4 3 4 4 2 Pts 29 27 24 19 19 15 13 13 11 GF 22 27 16 20 13 9 12 15 15 GA 14 17 9 18 14 14 15 24 21

NOTE:Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Wednesday’s Games San Francisco 6,San Diego 5 L.A.Dodgers 6,Philadelphia 5 Washington 5,N.Y.Mets 3 Atlanta 2,Miami 1 Cincinnati 5,Pittsburgh 4 St.Louis 4,Houston 3 Milwaukee 8,Chicago Cubs 0 Arizona 6,Colorado 1 Thursday’s Games L.A.Dodgers 8,Philadelphia 3 N.Y.Mets 3,Washington 1 Milwaukee 4,Chicago Cubs 3,10 innings San Francisco 8,San Diego 3 Atlanta 8,Miami 2 Pittsburgh 5,Cincinnati 4,10 innings St.Louis at Houston,8:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Kansas City at Pittsburgh,1:05 p.m. N.Y.Mets at N.Y.Yankees,1:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Baltimore,4:05 p.m. Detroit at Cincinnati,4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami,4:10 p.m. Washington at Boston,4:10 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta,4:35 p.m.

Thursday’s Games Detroit 7,Cleveland 5 Oakland 7,Texas 1 Tampa Bay 7,N.Y.Yankees 3 Boston 7,Baltimore 0 Chicago White Sox 4,Toronto 3 Friday’s Games Kansas City at Pittsburgh,1:05 p.m. N.Y.Mets at N.Y.Yankees,1:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Baltimore,1:05 p.m. Detroit at Cincinnati,4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami,4:10 p.m. Washington at Boston,4:10 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta,4:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Minnesota,5:10 p.m. Houston at Chicago White Sox,5:10 p.m. Cleveland at St.Louis,2:15 p.m. L.A.Angels at Colorado,5:40 p.m. Oakland at Arizona,6:40 p.m. L.A.Dodgers at Seattle,7:10 p.m. Texas at San Francisco,7:15 p.m.

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Volvo convertible good for year round
By Ann M. Job
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Summer may be the usual time for convertibles, but the stylish, capable Volvo C70 is a car for all seasons. With a three-piece, steel hardtop, the 2012 C70 looks good, rides well and offers a secure, pleasant driving environment year round. In fact, when the roof was up and in place on the C70 test car, passers-by didn’t realize this Volvo was a convertible at all. Best of all, the Swedish-built C70 is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports, with reliability listed as above average. It has numerous safety features, too. While federal government crash tests have not included the C70, the 2012 car has three types of air bags for front-seat passengers — frontal, side-seat and head curtain air bags. Dynamic stability traction control, automatic height-adjusting front shoulder belts, antiwhiplash front head restraints and a rollover protection system also are standard, while a blind spot monitor system and rear park assist are options. The 2012 C70 also has a lower starting retail price than other luxury convertibles. Specifically, manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $41,325 for a base, two-door C70 with 227-horsepower, turbocharged, five-cylinder engine and Geartronic automatic transmission with Auto Stick, shift-it-yourself function. The shifting does not require use of a manual clutch pedal. Competitors include the 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet that has a starting retail price of $43,475 with 211-horsepower, turbocharged four cylinder and continuously variable transmission. And the 2012 BMW 328i Convertible has a starting retail price of $48,495 with 230-horsepower, six-cylinder engine and manual transmission. Note that the C70 for 2012 includes a new

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2012 Volvo C70 Inscription BASE PRICE: $40,450 for base T5 model; $44,350 for Inscription model. PRICE AS TESTED:$51,570. TYPE:Front-engine,front-wheel-drive,fourpassenger,subcompact,hardtop convertible. ENGINE: 2.5-liter, dual overhead cam, turbocharged,intercooled five cylinder with CVVT.

Behind the wheel
MILEAGE:18 mpg (city),28 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED:NA. LENGTH:180.4 inches. WHEELBASE:103.9 inches. CURB WEIGHT:3,837 pounds. BUILT AT:Sweden. OPTIONS:Platinum package (includes Volvo

premium sound,navigation system,key-free ignition,rear park assist,compass,Homelink garage/gate opener) $3,600; climate package (includes heated front seats, humidity sensor, rain sensor) $1,000; blind spot information system $700; Black Sapphire metallic exterior paint $550; wind blocker $495. DESTINATION CHARGE: $875.

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1. TOYOTA PRIUS V If fuel economy is your main concern, consider the Prius V hybrid wagon,which went on sale last fall.The five-seat Prius V gets an estimated 42 miles per gallon in city and highway driving, which isn’t as good as the 50-mpg standard Prius small car but better than its non-hybrid competitors among crossovers. It’s also roomier than a standard Prius, with 13 additional cubic feet of luggage space behind the rear seats.That cargo space doubles when you fold down the rear seats,which also recline for young nappers. Champion says the Prius V isn’t the most comfortable vehicle for a long trip,and it’s noisier than some competitors,but it can get you further before you have to fill up. The Prius V starts at $26,550. A well-equipped version, with a runroof and a hands-free parallel parking system that parks the car by itself, will set you back $30,140. 2. HONDA CR-V The CR-V, which was redesigned last fall, is consistently one of the best-selling crossovers in the country. Car buying site Edmunds.com praises the five-seater’s car-like ride and fuel economy,which averages 26 miles per gallon.It has 37 cubic feet of cargo space — the equivalent of 52 grocery bags — behind the rear seats. The CR-V has a lot of standard family-friendly features, including a backup camera and a “conversation mirror” that

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Summer travel: Five new cars for family road trips
By Dee-Ann Durbin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cars for road trip
makes it easier for parents to see what’s going on in the back seat. The CR-V starts at $22,495.To get Honda’s rear entertainment system, which has a 7-inch screen mounted above the rear seats and wireless headphones, you have to upgrade to a $27,945 EX-L model. 3. MAZDA5 It’s hard to beat a minivan for convenience when traveling with a family.The Mazda5,which was redesigned for the 2012 model year, offers minivan amenities like dual sliding doors in a small package that’s fun to drive. It seats six, with second-row captain’s chairs that can recline or fold down for easier access to the third row. It’s not as roomy as its rivals,and its four-cylinder engine has less power than their V6s. But it also gets better fuel economy: 28 miles per gallon, compared with 24 on the Toyota Sienna. The Mazda5 starts at $19,625 for a manual transmission.For $1,200, you can add a seven-inch overhead monitor with a remote control and wireless headphones. 4. HYUNDAI AZERA The redesigned Azera,which went on sale earlier this year,has the most head and leg room of any large sedan and an ample, 16-cubic-foot trunk. For comparison’s sake, that’s two more

DETROIT — It’s an American rite of passage: The family road trip. While everyone loves the destination — whether it be the Grand Canyon or the beach a few hours from home — not many people relish the time spent in the car. But the type of car you choose can help ease that discomfort. Large sedans or minivans are best for families with younger children, because the windows sit lower and make it easier for kids to look out, says David Champion, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports. Station wagons are great, too, because it’s easier to reach in back and get snacks. When it comes to features, Champion suggests nixing built-in navigation, which can be pricey.

cubic feet than the Toyota Avalon, a close competitor. Among the Azera’s standard features are a backup camera and heated front and rear seats. At 23 miles per gallon, fuel economy isn’t great,but it’s comparable to others in the segment. The Azera starts at $32,000. 5. FORD FLEX Champion’s hands-down favorite for a road trip is the Ford Flex, a seven-passenger wagon that was redesigned for the 2013 model year and went on sale earlier this year. According to Ford,the Flex has the most second- and third-floor leg room of any large utility vehicle, and there’s 43 cubic feet of cargo space if the third row is folded down. It also has one feature exclusive to Ford: inflatable seat belts in the rear that give extra protection to kids in a crash.The Flex gets 23 miles per gallon. It starts at $30,885, but many features cost extra, and they can add up in a hurry.The inflatable belts are a $195 option, for example,while an entertainment system with two 7-inch DVD monitors that can be installed for $658. The ultimate family feature — a refrigerated center console in the back seat that can chill seven cans — is a $795 option in the $42,000 Flex Limited. The sportier Ford Escape crossover, which arrives in dealerships this month, might also be a good road trip contender, but it hasn’t yet been tested by safety agencies.

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Inscription package that adds a higher-powered, turbocharged, five-cylinder engine producing 250 horsepower and more torque than the standard C70 engine. This powerplant was in the C70 test car, and boosted the base price, before other options, to $45,225. The C70 is an oft-overlooked Volvo model in a showroom of more family-oriented vehicles. But C70 sales in the United States in the last calendar year shot up to 10,672 from fewer than 4,000 the year before. Maybe buyers see the C70 as it was marketed at its 2006 debut — as a sexy Volvo. Instead of a lightweight fabric roof, the C70’s top is smooth metal and exceptional at keeping outside sounds from the interior. Instead of folding down when not in use, the metal roof stacks its three pieces, one atop the other, into part of the trunk. Though Volvo has had a complicated path of late — it was originally a Sweden-based company, then was bought by Ford Motor Co. and then jettisoned in 2010 to the Chinese firm Geely Holding Group — the 2012 C70 tester felt very much like a Volvo of the past decade. It had Volvo’s trademark strong turbo power, safety equipment and inscrutable radio controls on the center stack of the dashboard.

Also, the leather front bucket seats were comfortable, fatigue-free resting spots for which Volvo is known. These attractive seats and the minimalist-appearing interior design help set the interior of the C70 apart from competitors. While there were plenty of features in the C70, many aren’t openly displayed or gussied up with shiny silver bits. Rather, C70 controls are rather unadorned. Analog gauges almost seem understated compared with larger, glitzier gauges in other cars. Just 3 inches longer, from bumper to bumper, than a Honda Civic sedan, the twodoor, 2012 C70 is a maneuverable 15 feet long. Steering is light, and the suspension is midway between firm and soft. There’s enough softness so passengers notice weight transfer on mountain curves, but riding on broken pavement is not a harsh experience. Front-seat riders in the C70 have good legroom of 42.3 inches, which is more than the 41.2 in the front seat of the Audi A5 Cabrio. Front-seat headroom in the C70 is a commendable 38.2 inches with the roof on, compared with the Audi’s 40 inches. The two back seats are a bit tight but still usable. The C70 beats both the Audi and BMW 328i Convertible in trunk space, with 12.8 cubic feet available when the roof is up and 6 cubic feet when the roof is down. C70 engines have traditional turbo lag when a driver wants to accelerate, especially in quick, demanding circumstances.

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‘Prometheus’ an intense trip
By Christy Lemire
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Nothing could possibly satisfy the fervent expectation that has built for Ridley Scott’s sorta-prequel to his genredefining “Alien,” but “Prometheus,” the director’s return to science fiction for the first time in 30 years, comes close.

Strikingly beautiful, expertly paced, vividly detailed and scary as hell, it holds you in its grip for its entirety and doesn’t let go. You’ll squeal, you’ll squirm — at one point, I was curled up in a little ball in my seat in a packed screening room — and you’ll probably continue feeling a lingering sense of anxiety afterward. That’s how effective it is in

creating and sustaining an intensely suspenseful mood. But the further you get away from outer-space journey, the more you may begin to notice some problems with the plot — both specific, nagging holes and a general narrative fuzziness. Describing some of them would give too much away, and we wouldn’t dream of doing that. We’ll just say

that Scott and writers Damon Lindelof (executive producer of “Lost”) and Jon Spaihts vaguely touch on the notions of belief vs. science and creation vs. Darwinism, philosophical debates that never feel fully developed. Still, the performances are excellent, especially from Michael Fassbender as a robot
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By Susan Cohn
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The San Mateo County Bar Association has been named to receive the 2012 Harrison Tweed Award for the “continuing and pervasive excellence” of its Private Defender Program over the past 43 years. The Award will be presented to the SMCBA at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association on Aug. 3 in Chicago. The Award is given on behalf of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. San Mateo County does not have a traditional Public Defender’s Office. Since 1968, the County of San Mateo has contracted with the San Mateo County Bar Association to provide indigent criminal defense and to fulfill this obligation the Bar Association has created the Private Defender Program, which works to guarantee that a person accused of a crime who is too poor to employ an attorney is ensured the Sixth Amendment right to the assistance of counsel for his or her defense. The Private Defender Program is appointed by the San Mateo County Superior Court to represent all persons financially eligible for counsel at public expense, including but not limited to: persons accused of all felonies and misdemeanors, juveniles in delinquency cases, juveniles and parents in dependency cases and cases brought pursuant to the provisions of the LantermanPetris-Short Act. Chief Defender John Digiacinto, who has been with the PDP since 1989 and has been in charge since 2000, is responsible for the overall operation of the program. Digiacinto has personally handled the complete range of criminal and juvenile cases, up to the defense of the most serious of felonies, including capital murder cases. At the time of arraignment in the San Mateo County Superior Court, a person

who wishes to be represented by a courtappointed attorney completes a financial declaration form and submits it to the Court. If the Court determines that the defendant is eligible for court-appointed counsel, the Private Defender Program is appointed. Every day, at every arraignment calendar, there is a PDP lawyer present to represent each qualifying person. All of the approximately 100 lawyers on the PDP panel to whom criminal cases are assigned are in private practice in San Mateo County. As would be expected, the PDP thoroughly checks the personal and professional backgrounds of all attorneys who apply for acceptance to the panel. In addition, an evaluation is made of the devotion of the applicant to the representation of the poor as opposed to a desire to create a supplemental cash flow. The single most important factor in evaluating an applicant is his or her reputation for honesty and integrity in all segments of the criminal justice community. The PDP has been fortunate to attract and retain highly skilled lawyers both from private practices and from other defender and prosecutorial agencies. The Hon. Beth Labson Freeman, Presiding Judge of the San Mateo County Superior Court, said in support of PDP’s nomination for the award: “Enabling private practitioners to serve the community while maintaining a private practice has been the cornerstone of the success of the PDP. Our

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Key people in the Private Defender Program of the San Mateo County Bar Association are (seated,left to right) Susana Guevara,Sandra Becerra,Deborah Kemper,San Mateo County Bar Association Associate Executive Director, Richard Halpern, Chief Investigator John Maness, Chief Defender John Digiacinto, (standing, left to right) Edie Lopez,Terri Cuellar, Elaine Finn, Assistant Chief Defender Myra Weiher and Suzanne Ury.
county has been able to draw from a more varied and experienced field of attorneys than it otherwise would have been able to accomplish. Cases that present novel and complex legal and factual issues are directed to attorneys who have been vetted and trained by the PDP. The vast array of specialized skills required to assist our indigent parties could never be amassed in a more traditional public defender program, which would in turn require a search for a private attorney who was not accustomed to handling indigent defense.” Laurence A. Benner, Professor of Law and Managing Director of the Criminal Justice Programs of California Western School of Law, in a letter of support for the San Mateo County Private Defender Program in its candidacy for the Harrison Tweed Award, said, “It is fair to say that the PDP is in fact a model for the nation, demonstrating how a coordinated assigned counsel system should operate. The PDP is structured at every step to ensure high quality, client centered representation – from the selection and training of lawyers to be on its panels, to access to the investigative and forensic resources necessary to conduct an effective defense, to the control of attorney caseloads and evaluation of performances and outcomes.”
Susan E. Cohn is a member of the State Bar of California. She may be contacted at susan@smdailyjournal.com.

Fonda not taking Cannes glam attention seriously
NEW YORK — Don’t get Jane Fonda wrong. The 74-year-old actress got a thrill when she wowed the fashion crowd at France’s Cannes Film Festival in a form-fitting, two-tone Stella McCartney gown. “It’s very nice at my age to have glamour attention — something I missed out on when I was younger so it’s nice to getting it now,” she says. But the two-time Academy Award-winner says she can’t take it too seriously: “It goes as

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fast as the walk on the red carpet does, it’s over and real life comes back.” Fonda spoke in an interview Monday to promote her new independent film, “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” that debuts in limited release and on Video On Demand Friday. Fonda is also taking on a recurring role as a media executive in Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO drama “Newsroom,” and has signed on to play former first lady Nancy Reagan in the Lee Daniels film “The Butler,” due out next year.

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Duplass picks five favorite time-travel movies
By Christy Lemire
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Not Guaranteed” feels like this film ... i.e., science fiction as a prism to observe matters of the heart in a funny, human way.

Mark Duplass is staring in ‘Safety Not Guaranteed.’

LOS ANGELES — If it seems like Mark Duplass is everywhere these days, it’s probably because he is. And he doesn’t even need a time machine to accomplish this feat. This week, he stars in “Safety Not Guaranteed” as a loner who takes out a mysterious classified ad seeking a partner to travel with him back in time. Next week, he stars in “Your Sister’s Sister” as a guy who gets emotionally entangled with his best friend (Emily Blunt) and her lesbian sister (Rosemarie DeWitt) at a remote lake house. Behind the camera, Duplass and his brother, Jay, recently wrote and directed the comedy “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” and next month they have “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon.” And of course, he’s also part of the talented ensemble cast of the FX fantasy football comedy series “The League,” a fourth season of which is set to begin in the fall. So, yeah, he’s a busy guy. But he was nice enough to take a few moments to select five of his favorite time-travel movies. Here they are, in no particular order, in his own words:

“Somewhere in Time” (1980):
Yes. It’s SUPER melodramatic. Cheezy. Over the top. But, watch this movie when you are sick or feeling a little vulnerable, and you will cry your eyes out. Guaranteed. A man time travels out of sheer force of will and, well, love. And, the score ... good God.

“Timecrimes” (2008):
You gotta see this little Spanish gem from Nacho Vigalondo. It was at Sundance the year I had “Baghead” there. A man travels back in time ... but only about an hour. Really fun. And a little scary.

“Primer” (2004):
This may be the cheapest science fiction time-travel film ever made. Shot for a reported $7,000, this intensely creative mood piece won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004. Very smart use of a plain old garage and average storage space.

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004):
This is one of my favorite films of all time. I call it “lo-fi sci-fi” ‘cos it’s really more about the relationships than the science fiction elements themselves. In a lot of ways, “Safety

“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989):
The ultimate! How can you go wrong when the time machine is a phone booth and George Carlin is your mentor? See Keanu Reeves play the role he was born to play. This movie is a (expletive) blast.

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‘New Girl’ star to his fans: Enough with the man hugs
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‘Safety Not Guaranteed’stars Aubrey Plaza,left, in a rare leading role as Darius and Jake Johnson,right,as Jeff.

‘Safety’a guaranteed charmer
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In his feature directing debut, “Safety Not Guaranteed,” Colin Trevorrow manages the tricky feat of moving subtly and seamlessly between several different genres within a relatively short period of time. With a low-budget intimacy, his film begins life as an oddball road-trip comedy, then turns unexpectedly romantic before becoming a genuinely paranoid, sci-fi thriller. It also provides as welcome showcase for Aubrey Plaza in a rare leading role as Darius, a sullen intern at a Seattle magazine who becomes the reluctant participant in a pseudo-journalistic investigation. In films like “Funny People” and in the TV series “Parks and Recreation,” she’s honed a dryly sarcastic, cool-girl persona; it’s a pleasure to see her soften and show some vulnerability here. The clever premise from screenwriter Derek Connolly finds Darius and two of her co-workers — cynical reporter Jeff (Jake Johnson) and fellow intern Arnau (Karan Soni) — traveling to find the person who placed an intriguing classified ad. “Wanted: Someone to go back in

time with me. This is not a joke,” it reads in part. “Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed.” They track down Kenneth (Mark Duplass), a loner grocery store clerk, in a small, coastal Washington town, then try to infiltrate his life and get to the bottom of his bizarre story. What’s lovely is that while Kenneth is a misfit and more than a little out-there, the movie never makes fun of him. Well, the mullet and the jean jacket are played for kitschy laughs, but Duplass brings an earnestness and a sweetness to the character that make him surprisingly complex and compelling. Darius flirts with Kenneth and makes him think she’s completely along for the ride, adopting his hilarious self-serious manner of speaking with phrases like: “There no sense in nonsense when the heat’s hot.” But as she gets to know him through break-ins to steal equipment and target practice in the woods, she eventually finds herself warming up to him, perhaps for the first time ever. In the film’s most charming scene, in which Kenneth serenades her by the campfire — and Duplass really can sing — it’s finally obvious to us what she sees in him. Meanwhile, Jeff spends his days

drinking at the local dive bar and trying to hook up with an old fling from his youth; the scene-stealing, wisecracking Johnson makes this inherently shallow, selfish character work. As both he and Darius get sucked deeper into these newly forged relationships, the quiet, nerdy Arnau consistently serves as the voice of reason — but he’ll also undergo a transformation he didn’t expect. Together, the three mismatched coworkers share an easy, teasing banter that gives their journey real buoyancy. And speaking of going on a trip, this is a time-travel movie that knows you think time-travel movies are ridiculous, yet it has a romantic, admittedly Spielbergian streak that suggests anything is possible in the realm of sci-fi storytelling. The ending doesn’t completely work — what happens to the characters might have been more powerful if it had been implied rather than shown — but you have to admire the fact that, rather than turning to the safety of snark, this little movie sticks to its big idea: All you gotta do is believe. “Safety Not Guaranteed,” a FilmDistrict release, is rated R for language including some sexual references. Running time: 85 minutes. Three stars out of four.

NEW YORK — Jake Johnson says the strangest thing about fame so far isn’t seeing himself on TV in Fox’s “New Girl,” or getting recognized in the street. It’s the number of men his own age who will ask for a photo with him alone. “It confuses me a little,” he said in a recent interview. “We’ll have our arms around each other and I’ll think, ‘Our ears are touching.’ It’s not offensive. It just doesn’t need to happen. My brother is my best friend in the world and in our lives we’ve hugged 15 times. With fame, you can’t be that guy who says no. So, the surprising thing of fame is the amount of man arms that have been around my shoulders for photo opportunities.” With anecdotes like that and exposure as Nick Miller, the unmotivated and surly roommate of Zooey Deschanel’s Jess, Johnson might have to live with more man hugs. The 33year-old actor also has an independent film out Friday called “Safety Not Guaranteed” with Aubrey Plaza of “Parks and Recreation.” The film is based on the true story of a guy who posted a classified ad looking for love that also said he could time travel. Johnson plays a magazine writer who decides to write a story about the man who posted it. He also has a film in development that he pitched with a writing partner which Steve Carell has attached himself to. If all goes as planned, Carell and Johnson could play brothers in the movie. Johnson says he started out wanting to be a playwright like Sam Shepard or David Mamet. He recalled one of his first attempts at writing that taught him a big lesson about taking ownership of his work. He wrote “a very serious little one act play about drugs and children” that a theater picked up to produce as part of a series. “The director said, ‘We don’t need you around. Just come the night of the show and enjoy your work’ and I thought like, ‘Sounds perfect. If I don’t have to work, my man, I’m not gonna.’ So, my girlfriend and I, you know, showed up and the show starts and I’m like, ‘Oh, what a drag.’ So I turn to my girlfriend and I go like, ‘This one sucks’ and she looks at me like, ‘You’re an idiot’ and I realized it was mine. I went home, cried my eyes out and was devastated.” He jokes about pitching ideas on “New Girl” to the show’s creator and executive producer, Liz Meriwether: “She’ll go, ‘What, Jake? I’m so tired.’ And I’ll go, ‘This is how it has to be.’ And she’ll go, ‘No, just say the lines.”’

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the city, Meier said. San Mateo Councilman Robert Ross understands SPI’s desire to convert the space to retail and has also spent time talking to some of the hockey league players who currently use the ice rink. “We anticipate a retail use would produce increased sales tax on a continual basis,” Ross said. Ross said some of the ice hockey players who use the rink expressed strong desires to keep it while others said they would not mind its closure since there are other rinks nearby in Belmont, Redwood City, San Jose and Dublin. The city should be open to negotiating with Bridgepointe’s owners, Ross said. “I am confident we will work for a win-win situation,” Ross said. Councilman Jack Matthews was on the Planning Commission when it made the decision to keep the ice rink at the old Fashion Island site back in the late 1990s. Their stand will have baked goods for sale as well. Myers and her children are still debating the cost of lemonade but are leaning toward 50 cents a glass. Either way, they’ll be selling treats from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 343 De Anza Ave. in San Carlos. They’re hoping to raise $100. As of Wednesday afternoon, $18 had been raised. Jeanie Schmidt and her family — husband Todd Seller and 6-year-old son Killian Seller — recently moved back to the area after spending a year in Oregon. She saw a note about the lemonade stand through her son’s online school K12.com. “It sounded like a good opportunity for us,” said Schmidt. The family has lost a number of people to cancer including Schmidt’s mom, Killian Seller’s grandmother, to breast cancer just a few years ago. Gearing up for the weekend sale has been a family event. Schmidt said her husband created fliers and shirts. They’ve gone of Scott’s classics in the same category as “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” but you’ve got to admire its ambition.) David is part of a crew of space explorers traveling to a remote moon on a trillion-dollar mission in the year 2093, hoping to find answers to nothing less than the origin of mankind on Earth. (Don’t they know they should have been looking in central Texas? That’s where Terrence Malick searched in “The Tree of Life.”) Noomi Rapace, star of the original “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films, continues to forge a strong screen presence as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, a scientist who has managed to find a balance between her religious faith and her work-related discoveries. She and her boyfriend, the more spiritually skeptical “As I remember, ice skaters descended on us en masse,” Matthews said. So the city sided with the skaters and mandated in the property’s master plan that the rink or a “similar recreational use” stay put even if the property is sold. San Mateo Ice Center owners have been through this before. “The rink was the only facility kept from the ashes of Fashion Island. This was because the City Council believed the city was underserved in recreation facilities, so keeping the rink was a top priority,” said Mike Benesh, managing partner at the Ice Center. The ice center wants to stay put, Benesh said. “We look forward to working with the city and the landlord to keep the ice center ... a fun destination for the entire family. We have thousands of kids in our skating and hockey programs, not to mention all of the classes and fundraisers we do with surrounding cities and schools. It’s a thriving business that is an integral part of the community with huge suparound town passing out fliers in hopes of raising awareness. They’re also offering to donated 10 percent of the June profits from their screen printing business, Onyx Wear, to the cause. Schmidt added it will also be a wonderful opportunity for her son to practice meeting and talking with people. The family plans to run a lemonade stand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Marlin Cove at Foster City Boulevard and Marlin Avenue. They’re hoping to raise $1,000. As of Wednesday afternoon, $105 had been raised. Holding a lemonade stand to raise revenue for childhood cancer research was inspired by a little girl named Alexandra “Alex” Scott who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, shortly before her first birthday, according to the foundation’s website. In 2000, the day after turning 4, Scott received a stem cell transplant. She told her mom once out of the hospital she intended to hold a lemonade stand to raise money so her doctors could help Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), have found signs in spots around the globe that aliens visited tens of thousands of years ago and left us an invitation to swing by and say howdy whenever we had a chance. That’s what they think, at least. The rest of the crew includes Charlize Theron, radiating icy intimidation as the administrator from the private corporation funding the trip, and Idris Elba as the ship’s sexy, smart-alecky captain. Everyone else is probably a goner. If you’ve ever seen this kind of movie, you know this is not a spoiler. When they all finally awaken from their two-year sleep and arrive at this gorgeously severe land, they (naturally) stumble upon secrets and perils they never could have imagined. Some of them are gooey. That’s about all

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port,” Benesh said. The Ice Center has hired an attorney who specializes in zoning to help it through the process. The Ice Center contends it may be a ploy by SPI to boost the value of the property in case it wants to sell it. But SPI’s Meier said the company intends to keep Bridgepointe in its portfolio for years to come. “We have no intention of selling the property,” Meier told the Daily Journal. SPI simply wants to maximize its profits and make a fair trade with the city at the same time, Meier said. The city’s Parks and Recreation and Planning commissions will likely weigh in on SPI’s request to amend its master plan before the City Council will consider the issue.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: silverfarb@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 3445200 ext. 106.

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Playing fields are in high demand in San Mateo and grass fields are often closed for months due to inclement weather or for maintenance. Meier thinks its a good trade-off. He also said the ice rink does not serve San Mateo residents like a turfed field at the King Center would. SPI proposes to install an all-weather synthetic turf field at a cost of $787,000 and then replace it 10 to 12 years later with a new turf field at a cost of $437,000, Meier said. SPI is also willing to install a rest room facility at Mariners Island Park in the amount of $200,000, Meier said. New retail uses where the ice rink now sits could produce $28.2 million in retail sales annually and $282,000 in sales tax revenue for

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$1 million toward childhood cancer research in one weekend. Locally, two stands — in San Carlos and Foster City — will be offering chilled drinks for all this weekend. “It’s kind of a rite of passage,” Dena Myers said of lemonade stands in general. Myers, mother of 4-year-old Riley and 2year-old Eli, has often looked for ways to support local causes that allows her family to get involved. When she came across Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, she thought it was a fun idea. Her little ones are excited. “I think it allows them to learn that the good feeling you get from helping someone else can be fun,” Myers said.

other kids like her. She raised $2,000 and continued the annual tradition of a lemonade stand until her death in August 2004 at 8 years old. Her family kept the tradition going through Pennsylvania-based Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The Myers will host a lemonade stand, named Lemon Aid for Childhood Cancer Research from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at 343 De Anza Ave. in San Carlos. The Sellers and Schmidts will host a lemonade stand, named Kick Cancer ~ Killian’s Kick’n ‘Ade, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at Marlin Cove at Foster City Boulevard and Marlin Avenue. Those who can’t make it out can also make a $10 donation by texting lemonade E83222, to support the Foster City effort, or lemonade E83478, to support the San Carlos effort, to 85944. To learn more about the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation www.alexslemonade.org. we’ll say about that because you really should experience it all for yourself. But the paranoia becomes palpable, and a lot of its impact comes from how dramatic and dazzlingly seamless the special effects are. Scott makes crisp, immersive use of 3-D in “Prometheus,” providing encounters that would seem too close for comfort anyway with a nerve-wracking sense of claustrophobia. The reason for the journey may seem a bit muddled, but what happens once they get there is undeniably powerful. “Prometheus,” a Twentieth Century Fox release, is rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language. Running time: 123 minutes. Three stars out of four.

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with the looks and impeccable manners of an adult but the innocence and troublemaking instincts of a child. His character, the genteel, fair-haired David, serves as an homage to Scott’s own work as he calls to mind Ian Holm’s android Ash from the original “Alien.” His eerily calm, precise demeanor also is reminiscent of the HAL 9000 computer program in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and the pop-culture influences that shape David’s habits and speech are a clever celebration of the power of classic cinema in general. (“Prometheus” probably will not go on to be considered one

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tion to the location is already offered but, once on the site, there isn’t much nearby to distract students. Alternatively, the idea of looking for land along Rollins Road in Burlingame and Millbrae was thrown out as it is also close to transportation options. The group is independent of the Hillsdale Parent Student Organization, but it also recently came out against the relocation of Peninsula onto the campus. Hillsdale’s concerns are not new. The San Mateo High Parent Teacher Organization also penned an online petition opposing the idea which has more than 700 signatures. Laurence said part of the outreach process has been to gather pros and cons from those in the community during talks. He also welcomed the opportunity to talk with groups if anyone was interested in learning more. Laurence made a presentation to the San Mateo City Council in May. During the meeting, Police Chief Susan Manheimer explained the department’s concerns with locating Peninsula onto the San Mateo High School campus since the North Central neighborhood the school is located in has gang issues and some students at the continuation school have gang affiliations.

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and Facebook and more than 100 written signatures against moving Peninsula onto the Hillsdale campus for a variety of reasons. Placing Peninsula on Hillsdale, for example, would move the school from the district’s northern point to its southern point defeating the purpose of centralizing the continuation school. As conceptualized, building on Hillsdale would require space currently used for sports fields that residents were unsure could be relocated on the campus. And, Hillsdale is projecting enrollment to grow. Additional space could be used to accommodate that increase down the road. Without it, Hillsdale could have its own space issues in the future, according to the group. In addition to the options being considered, the group had another for the district to consider: Being located on or near the College of San Mateo. The proximity to CSM, they noted, exposes students to collegiate opportunities. Also, public transporta-

Generally, the council expressed concerns about the school being relocated on either San Mateo or Hillsdale high schools. All the options have drawbacks. Placing the school on district-owned property might be easier since it requires less money and fewer approvals from outside agencies. In terms of district-owned property, the district could consider doing something on Crestmoor, using surplus land at Hillsdale

High School or reconfiguring the San Mateo High School campus. A conceptual proposal to move Peninsula to San Mateo High School’s campus isn’t an easy one. It includes moving the district office — to where is not yet known; shifting the adult school and building Peninsula on the adult school’s current location. While possible, the idea raised a number of concerns from the board in January including reducing the open space, putting more people on a crowded parcel and worsening an already bad traffic situation. Another aspect to this conversation is the Crestmoor High School site which was previously deemed to be unused or unneeded land for educational purposes if Peninsula was relocated. The decision opens up the option to sell the property, a move San Bruno residents have widely criticized. With a bad real estate market, the board has put off making decisions for a while since it’s not the best time to sell property. The board is expected to take on the topic in the fall.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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Find Me” led police to an apartment building in the 1600 block of Oxford Street. After an initial investigation, police were unable to find the stolen iPad or identify any suspects, Sgt. Sean Hart said. On Saturday, however, the victim contacted police to say that recently taken photographs of a teenage girl and boy had automatically uploaded to his “iCloud” storage account. Investigators were able to identify the 15-

year-old girl and 16-year-old boy, and returned to the apartments at 1619 Oxford St., where the suspects were located and taken into custody, police said. Police subsequently identified the pair as suspects in a second home burglary that occurred in the 300 block of Newcastle Drive on May 30. Both have allegedly confessed to being involved in the two burglaries, according to police. Police have not recovered the stolen property, Hart said. An undisclosed amount of cash was seized that is believed to have come from the sale of the items.

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of Letters and Science, with a possible major in social welfare, society and the environment, English or sociology. Basically, she’s still unsure. “I chose Cal because I love the wide range of classes and professors, the constant flow of action and people on the campus, and the big-school feel,” Singh said. “Every time I visited the campus I felt so alive. I can’t wait!”

Sequoia High School’s graduation will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 3 at the school’s football field. No tickets are required.
Great Grads is in its seventh year profiling one graduating senior from each of our local schools. Schools have the option to participate. Those that choose to participate are asked to nominate one student who deserves recognition.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Job S eekers at S an M ateo Librar y. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Job search, resume writing and online job applications. Volunteers with experience in human resources, coaching and teaching are here to help in search for job. Free. For more information call 522-7802. Daly C it y Toastmast ers C lub 50th Anniversar y Celebrations and Open House. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 271 92nd St., Daly City. Speeches and light refreshments will be part of the event. Daly City Toastmasters Club is a local chapter of Toastmasters International will help improve confidence and skills for expression and communication in any situation. Free. For more information visit 1881.toastmastersclubs.org. Kevy Nova’s 24-hour Guitar-A-Thon. Noon. Cameron’s Restaurant, 1410 Cabrillo Highway,Half Moon Bay.There will be live music and donations will benefit the American Cancer Society. Event will continue to noon on Saturday, June 9. Admission free. For more information and to donate visit www.kevynova.com. Salsa Dance Par ty. 7:30 p.m.to 1 a.m. Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City. $12 for one or both lessons and dance party. $10 for dance party only. For more information call 627-4854. Salvador Santana & Band Per forms. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2223 Broadway, Redwood City. Doors open at 7 p.m. $14 in advance.$16 at the door.To buy tickets visit http://tickets.foxrwc.com. Bluestate at Nick ’s Rockaway. 8 p.m. to midnight. Nick’s Rockaway Beach, 100 Rockaway Beach Ave., Pacifica. Free. For more information visit bluestateband.net. SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Garage S ale. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Corner of Elm Avenue and Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. Proceeds will go to God’s Global Barnyard, and ELCA project through which money can be designated for one or several farm animals to help make an overseas family self sufficient. For more information call 363-1452. Volunteer Orientation. 9 a.m. Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame.For more information call 340-7022 ext. 328. H e r b s i n t h e g a r den, h e r b s i n t h e kit chen. 10 a.m. to noon. Lyngso Garden Materials, 19 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City. Classes will be taught by Master Gardeners Kathy Fleming and Susie Stone.Registration required. Free. For more information and to register visit lyngsogarden.com. Line D anc e M ar athon. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. American Cancer Society Relay for Life,South San Francisco.South San Francisco High School Small Gym, 400 B St., South San Francisco. American Line Dancers will gather to teach and lead in various dances to help raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. This is a free event, however, donations to the American Cancer Society are requested. For more information call 515-2320. LaN ebbia Winer y C raf t Fair e and Wine Tasting. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. La Nebbia Winery, 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. There will be a wine tasting, food, arts and crafts, jewelry, hats and more. Admission is free. For more information call 4837840. Wor ld O ceans D ay. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.Will offer two boat trips around our 90-foot research vessel, the Robert G. Brownlee. Two-hour journey features a unique window into San Francisco Bay. Will deploy nets to catch sample of fish, obtain sample from bottom and examine invertebrates. Children must be five years of age and older. For members,adults $30,children $15. For non-members,adults $40,children $20. To RSVP visit http://www.sfbaymsi.org/oceansday.h tml. ‘Ruth Waters: A Continuum’ galler y reception. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. HolbrookPalmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Ruth Water’s sculptures and paintings cover a more than fivedecade career. This exhibit is sponsored by the Atherton Arts Committee.Free.For more information call 593-0572. Peninsula Girls Chorus Concer t. 2:30 p.m.Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. The Peninsula Girls Chorus, a 240-member premiere arts education and performance organization for girls between the ages of six and 18, will be holding its annual spring concerts, Come to the Music! $15 General Admission. $10 for Students and Seniors. $25 for Premium Seating. For more information or to buy tickets in advance visit www.peninsulagirlschorus.org/concer ts.html. Suppor t the Kid Presents Barracuda Bash by the Bay. 5:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. Curiodyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Support the Kid is a 501c (3) non-profit organization that provides funds and support to children and families battling cancer. We are an all-volunteer organization and our goal is to return more than 85 percent of money donated directly to families in need. All donations are tax deductible. More than 25 silent auction items will be presented.Ticket prices vary. Visit http://supportthekid.eventbrite.com. International Latin — Samba Dance Class. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Drop-in cost in $16. For more information call 627-4854. Dragon P roduc tions Thea tr e Compan y pr esen ts: Wonder ful Wor ld. 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto. $25 general. $20 seniors. $16 students. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit www.dragonproductions.net. Led Zepagain and Chick Jagger and the S tick y Fingers. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway,Redwood City.$15.For more information or to reserve tickets call 369-7770 or visit http://tickets.foxrwc.com. Satur day B allr oom D anc e Par ty. 8 p.m. to Midnight. Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City. Cha Cha lessons followed by a three hour Ballroom Dance Party. At 8 p.m. cost is $10. At 9 p.m. cost is $5. For more information call 627-4854. SUNDAY, JUNE 10 Dan Carlson discusses his collec tion of S outh East Asian ritual textiles. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Collections Room of the Peninsula Museum of Art, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Free. For more information call 594-1577. Peninsula Girls Chorus Concer t. 2:30 p.m.Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. The Peninsula Girls Chorus, a 240-member premiere arts education and performance organization for girls between the ages of six and 18, will be holding its annual spring concerts, Come to the Music! $15 General Admission. $10 for Students and Seniors. $25 for Premium Seating. For more information or to buy tickets in advance visit www.peninsulagirlschorus.org/concer ts.html. For more events visit smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012 GEMINI (May 21-June 20)—New channels are likely to be opened, enabling you to add to your resources. It won’t be luck that makes it happen, it’ll be a whole lot of elbow grease. CANCER (June 21-July 22)—A powerful desire to explore fresh avenues of self-expression could be extremely strong within you. However, if you’re going to indulge, measure both the good and bad aspects. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)—You’ll feel better about yourself if you first complete what you have on the drawing board before launching a new endeavor. Rewards for doing so are at hand—don’t get off course.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)—An interesting development having to do with your social life could be looming. Chances are it will involve someone you’ve wanted to meet for quite some time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)—Make it a point to elevate your expectations regarding what you’d like to get out of your job or career. Don’t allow self-doubt to cause you to believe that your goals are unattainable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)—Although you’re in a cycle where you’re likely to be something of a visionary, if you hope to make your dreams a reality, you must still be pragmatic about what you want.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)—If you’ve been

contemplating an investment, don’t make any moves without first consulting a friend who is an expert and has effectively advised you previously. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)—An alliance in which you’re now involved has mutual benefits to share, but you must nurture it properly if you want it to continue to offer its bounty. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)—Although at times you might have temporarily experienced some disenchantment with your work, you’ve never felt impelled to change jobs. Once again any career problems will pass. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)—Go with the flow, but

don’t depend on a new social contact to help you advance a commercial endeavor. It could be unsettling if your acquaintance fails to deliver. ARIES (March 21-April 19)—Although your patience at times might be pushed beyond its breaking point, you won’t give up on whatever it is you’re doing— mostly because you can see the results in your mind. TAURUS (April 20-May 20)—Because you’re smart enough to not let your optimism cloud out reality, success will be yours. You realize that accomplishments come from seeing things and people for what they are. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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CASE# CIV 513346 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 Nava Ben Simon TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners, Raine Marie Collar filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Nava Ben Simon Proposed name: Nava Simon 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 July 18, 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: 05/16/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 05/16/2012 (Published 05/18/12, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/2012)

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Wanted: Independent Contractor to provide delivery of the Daily Journal six days per week, Monday thru Saturday, early morning. Experience with newspaper delivery required. Must have valid license and appropriate insurance coverage to provide this service in order to be eligible. Papers are available for pickup in San Mateo at 3:00 a.m. or San Francisco earlier. Please apply in person Monday-Friday only, 10am to 4pm at The Daily Journal, 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo.

SALES WellnessMatters Magazine is seeking independent contractor/advertising sales representatives to help grow this new publication for the Peninsula and Half Moon Bay. WellnessMatters has the backing of the Daily Journal. The perfect contractor will have a passion for wellness and for sharing our message with potential advertisers, supporters and sponsors. Please send cover letter and resume to: info@wellnessmattersmagazine.com. Positions are available immediately.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250402 The following person is doing business as: KMS Photography, 4001 Frenwood St., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Katie Michelle Simpson, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Katie Simpson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/15/12. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/18/12, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12).

CASE# CIV 513748 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 Brandon Lee William Pont TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Brandon Lee William Pont filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Brandon Lee William Pont Proposed name: Brandon Lee William Harp 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 July 10, 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: 05/18/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 05/17/2012 (Published, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250680 The following person is doing business as: Mac Krep, 1595 Kavanaugh Dr., EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303 is hereby registered by the following owner: Eric Matthew Riley same address and Jaime Alex Chavez, 1823 Anamon St. Redwood City, CA 94061. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Eric Riley / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/29/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12). STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT of USE of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT # M-249705 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: 8z Real Estate, 1534 Plaza Ln. #319, Burlingame, CA 94010. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in County on 03/29/12. The business was conducted by: FS Infinity Real Estate, INC., CA. /s/ Abbie Higashi / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/07/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12, 06/29/12).

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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 514104 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 Kevin Ruben Santizo-Salas TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Kevin Ruben Santizo-Salas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Kevin Ruben SantizoSalas Proposed name: Kevin Ruben Santizo 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 July 10, 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: 06/05/12 /s/ Robert Foiles/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 06/01/2012 (Published 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12, 6/29/12)

203 Public Notices
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The San Mateo-Foster City School District will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-13 on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Mateo-Foster City School District Office, located at 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City, California. A copy of the proposed budget will be available for public examination at the San Mateo-Foster City School District Office at the above location from June 15, 2012 through June 21, 2012 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Any taxpayer directly affected by the San MateoFoster City School District Budget may appear before the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees and speak to the proposed budget or any item therein. 6/8/12 CNS-2324862# SAN MATEO JOURNAL DAILY

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250268 The following person is doing business as: Francis Yun, Realtor, 80 Stonepine Rd., Hillsborough, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Francis Yun, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Francis Yun/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/02/12. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/18/12, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250288 The following person is doing business as: Cloud 9 Human Capital Management, 1120 Shoreline Dr., SAN MATEO, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jason Baum, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/01/2012. /s/ Jason Baum / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250577 The following person is doing business as: Chef’s Daughter, 2001 Alameda De Las Pulgas, #179, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Sandra Dahlin, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Sandra Dahlin/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/22/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250322 The following person is doing business as: Soical Marketing Plus, 2525 Melendy Dr., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Natalie Stewart, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Natalie Stewart / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/09/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250606 The following person is doing business as: DavidsTea, 1400 Burlingame Ave., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Davidstea (USA), INC, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Hersdiel Sepal / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250339 The following person is doing business as: Center For Spiritual Living, Peninsula, 1280 Cristina Ave. SAN JOSE, CA 95125 is hereby registered by the following owner: Center For Spiritual Living, Peninsula, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on04/22/2012. /s/ Abigail Schairer / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/10/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250630 The following person is doing business as: JCarlson Architectural Design, 700 Airport Blvd. Ste 250, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Julie Carlson, 2105 Roosevelt Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 05/04/2012 . /s/ Julie Carlson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/25/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250569 The following person is doing business as: Spygirl Enterprises, 1679 Alameda de las Pulgas, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Theresa Marie Daniels, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 12/08/2008. /s/ Theresa Marie Daniels/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/22/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250644 The following person is doing business as: Lucky Dog Phone Co., 2475 Flores St., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: AT&T Corp., NY. The business is conducted by an Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Leonard Weitz / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/29/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/01/12, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250788 The following person is doing business as: 8z Real Estate, 330 Primrose Rd., Ste 412, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: FS Infinity Real Estate, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/01/12. /s/ Abbie Higashi / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 06/07/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12, 06/29/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250556 The following person is doing business as: Belmont Plaza Dental Care, 360 El Camino Real #D, BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Belmont Plaza Dental Care, INC., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 12/21/2007. /s/ Val Nickhinson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/22/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12, 06/29/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250752 The following person is doing business as: Gary’s Carpet, 274 Evergreen Ave., DALY CITY, CA 94014 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jia Jian Zheng, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Jia Jian Zheng / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 06/05/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12, 06/29/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250763 The following person is doing business as: Daly City Family Dental, 341 Westlake Center, Ste. #205, DALY CITY, CA 94015 is hereby registered by the following owner: Phuong H. Cheng, 52 Elder Ave., Millbrae, CA 94030. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/15/2012. /s/ Phuong H. Cheng / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 06/05/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12, 06/29/12).

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Dominic Gino Casazza, aka Dominic G. Casazza, aka Dominic Casazza, aka Gino Casazza Case Number 122364 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Dominic Gino Casazza, aka Dominic G. Casazza, aka Dominic Casazza, aka Gino Casazza. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Mimi Casazza in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition for Probate requests that Mimi Casazza be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: June 26, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, 1st Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Mary E. Pryce, Esq., (Sate Bar# 188443) Barulich Dugoni Law Group, INC Po Box 371; 231 Second Ave. SAN MATEO, CA 94401 (650)292-2900 Dated: 05/24/12 Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on May 25, June 1, 8, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250400 The following person is doing business as: Trinity Home Care Staffing Solutions, 100 Mclellan Dr, Apt. 1115, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Milano & Santos, LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Ray Oliver Milano / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/15/12. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/18/12, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250416 The following person is doing business as: Kanika Design, 346 Landfair Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kanika Bakshi Khurana and Aditya Khurana, same address. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/01/2012. /s/ Kanika B. Khurana / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/15/12. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/18/12, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250247 The following person is doing business as: Digital Peace Officer, 3555 South El Camino Real, Ste. 417, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jeff Morino, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Jeff Morino / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/03/12. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/18/12, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250284 The following person is doing business as: Armentum Properties, 448 Fulton Rd., SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Chiara Carthy, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Chiara Carthy / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/08/12. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/18/12, 05/25/12, 06/01/12, 06/08/12).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #250617 The following person is doing business as: Amplio Ventures, 808 El Camino Real, Apt. C, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jonathan Kaykin, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on. /s/ Jonathan Kaykin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 05/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/08/12, 06/15/12, 06/22/12, 06/29/12).

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FOUND - Evan - I found your iPod, call (650)261-9656 LOST - SET OF KEYS, San Mateo. Reward. 650-274-9892

NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, California, until 2 P.M., on June 28, 2012 and will, at 2 P.M. on that date, be publicly opened and read at the City Hall, in Conference Room "B" for: LAGUNA DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, CITY PROJECT NO. 82600 within the City of Burlingame, San Mateo County, California. Contract documents covering the work may be obtained at office of the City Engineer during normal working hours at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, California. A non-refundable fee of $50 will be charged for the Contract Documents. The work shall consist of construction new approximately 690 linear feet of 5’x10’ box culvert, 70 linear feet of sanitary sewer replacement, sanitary sewer manhole construction, storm drain vault construction, and the grading/cleaning of an existing drainage channel and existing culverts. Special Provisions, Specifications and Plans, including minimum wage rates to be paid in compliance with Section 1773.2 of the California Labor Code and related provisions, may be inspected in the office of the City Engineer during normal working hours at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, Burlin-game, California. A prebid meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M., City Hall, Conference Room "B" on June 12, 2012. The contractor shall possess a Class A license prior to submitting a bid. All work specified in this project shall be completed within 60 working days from date of the Notice to Proceed.
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 SIAMESE CAT on 5/21 in Belmont. Dark brown& tan, blue eyes. REWARD! (415)990-8550 LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver necklace with VERY sentimental meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12 (650)578-0323. LOST: Center cap from wheel of Cadillac. Around Christmas time. Chrome with multi-colored Cadillac emblem in center. Small hole near edge for locking device. Belmont or San Carlos area. Joel 650-592-1111.

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B.O.B. DUALLIE STROLLER, for two. Excellent condition. Blue. $300. Call 650-303-8727. REDMON WICKER baby bassinet $25 OBO Crib Mattress $10 650 678-4398

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

296 Appliances
DRYER HEAVY Duty electric, like new, Roper, all instructions $40.00. BURLINGAME. SOLD! HEATER, ELECTRIC Radiator, top perfect $15.00 SOLD! ICE CREAM Maker, Electric, Perffect, all instructions $10 Burlingame, SOLD!

_______________________________________ ART MORIMOTO, P.E. ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR DATE OF POSTING: May 29, 2012 TIME OF COMPLETION: (60) WORKING DAYS Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal June 2 and 8, 2012.

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290 Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com

JACK LA LANNE JUICER USED $20 SOLD!

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296 Appliances
LARGE REFRIGERATORAmana Looks and runs great. $95 OBO, (650)627-4560 MIROMATIC PRESSURE cooker flash canner 4qt. $25. 415 333-8540 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 SMALL SLOW cooker. Used once, $12 (650)368-3037 SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, excellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038 TOWER FANS Lasko, like new, 2 available. $25, Burlingame SOLD! VACUUM CLEANER Eureka canister like new $49, (650)494-1687 VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition $45. (650)878-9542 VIKINGSTOVE, High End beauitful Stainless Steel, Retails at $3,900, new. $1,000/obo. (650)627-4560 WINDOW A/C, still in box. Soleus 6200 BTU $75, SOLD!

Friday• June 8, 2012
298 Collectibles
BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags attached, good condition. $10 each or 12 for $100. (650) 588-1189 COLLECTIABLE DOLLS MADAME ALEXANDER Dolls. $20 each or best offer.(650)589-8348 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, SOLD! GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo $10 (650)692-3260 GIANTS BOBBLEHEADS -(6) Barry Bonds, Lon Simmons, etc., $15. each obo, SOLD! JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard SOLD! JIM BEAM decorative collectors bottles (8), many sizes and shapes, $10. each, (650)364-7777 JOE MONTANA signed authentic retirement book, $39., (650)692-3260 MARK MCGUIRE hats, cards, beanie babies, all for $98., (650)520-8558 MUCH SOUGHT after Chinese silver Fat Man coin $75 (650)348-6428 ORIGINAL SMURF FIGURES - 19791981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2”, all $40., (650)518-0813 POSTERS - Message in a Bottle Movie Promo Sized Poster, Kevin Costner and Paul Newman, New Kids On The Block 1980s, Framed Joey McEntyre, Casper Movie, $5-12., call Maria, (650)873-8167

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300 Toys
BILINGUAL POWER lap top 6 actividaes $18 650 349-6059

303 Electronics
SONY TRINITRON TV, 27 inch, Excellent picture Quality, SOLD!

304 Furniture
TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111 TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels, $40., (650)347-8061 for $29 TWIN BEDS (2) - like new condition with frame, posturepedic mattress, $99. each, (650)343-4461 VANITY ETHAN Allen maple w/drawer and liftup mirror like new $95 (650)349-2195 VINTAGE UPHOLSTERED wooden chairs, $35 each or both for $60. nice set. (650)583-8069 VINTAGE WING back chair (flowery pattern) great condition $100 (650)853-8069 WOOD PLANT stand, unused, 45 inch wide, 22 high, 11 deep, several shelves $15.00, SOLD!

308 Tools
STADILA LEVEL 6ft, $60 (650) 521-3542 TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719 ‘50s RRECORD player Motorola, it works $50 obo (650)589-8348 ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70 (650)387-4002 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379

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

309 Office Equipment
4 DRAWER metal file cabinet, black, no lock model, like new $50 (650)204-0587 ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER Smith Corona $60. (650)878-9542 EPSON WORKFORCE 520 color printer, scanner, copier, & fax machine, like new, warranty, $30., (650)212-7020 OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111

2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 4 DRAWER metal file cabinet, black, no lock model, like new $50 (650)204-0587 ALL WOOD Kitchen Table 36” plus leaf, William-Sonoma, $75 OBO, (650)6274560 ARMOIRE CABINET (415)375-1617 $90., Call

303 Electronics
3 SHELF SPEAKERS - 8 OM, $15. each, (650)364-0902 32” TOSHIBA Flat screen TV like new, bought 9/9/11 with box. $300 Firm. (415)264-6605 46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95., (650)878-9542 FLAT SCEEN Monitor and Scanner, mint condition; HP monitor 17in; Canon Scanner 14 x 10 flatbed, SOLD! FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767 LEFT-HAND ERGONOMIC keyboard with 'A-shape' key layout matches the your fingers naturally movement, avoiding RSI. Num pad, $20 (650)204-0587 LSI SCSI Ultra320 Controller + (2) 10k RPM 36GB SCSI II hard drives $40 See: http://i.minus.com/ibd8yOhavekIiv.JPG, (650)204-0587 LSI SCSI Ultra320 Controller + (2) 10k RPM 36GB SCSI II hard drives $40 See: http://i.minus.com/ibd8yOhavekIiv.JPG, (650)204-0587 NINTENDO NES plus 8 games,Works, $50 (650)589-8348

CAST AND metal headboard and footboard. white with brass bars, Queen size $95 650-588-7005 CHAIR MODERN light wood made in Italy $99 (415)334-1980 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 COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too noticeable. 650-303-6002 DESK SOLID wood 21/2' by 5' 3 leather inlays manufactured by Sligh 35 years old $100 (must pick up) (650)231-8009 DESK, METAL with glass top, rolls, from Ikea, $75 obo, (650)589-8348 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, 650-245-3661 DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19 inches $30. (650)873-4030 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45., (650)345-1111 DUNCAN PHYFE Mahogany china cabinet with bow glass. $250, O/B. Mahogany Duncan Phyfe dining room table $150, O/B. Round mahogany side table $150, O/B. (650)271-3618 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 SOLD! FOLDING LEG TABLE - 6’ x 2.5’, $25., (415)346-6038 FOLDING PICNIC table - 8’ x 30”, 7 folding, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902 FRENCH PROVINCIAL COUCH - gold, 7’ long, good condition, $40., San Bruno, (650)583-8069 HAND MADE portable jewelry display case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648. LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 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 RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable vinyl medium brown $70, (650)368-3037 ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100., (650)504-3621 SIDECHAIR, WOOD arms & legs, Euro sleek styling, uphol. seat cushion NICE SOLD! STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347 STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720

310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots $20 (650)871-7200 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 SOLD! 100 SPORT Photo's A's, Giants, & 49ers $100 for all SOLD! 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS vintage drinking glasses, 1970’s, colored etching, perfect condition, original box, $25. (650)873-8167 21 PIECE Punch bowl glass set $55., (650)341-8342 21-PIECE HAIR cut kit, home pro, Wahl, never used, $25. (650)871-7200 3D MOVIE glasses, (12) unopened, sealed plastic, Real 3D, Kids and adults. Paid $3.75 each, selling $1.50 each (650)578-9208 4 IN 1 stero unit. CD player broken. $20 650-834-4926 5 PHOTOGRAPHIC CIVIL WAR BOOKS plus 4 volumes of Abraham Lincoln books, $90., (650)345-5502 6 BASKETS with handles, all various colors and good sizes, great for many uses, all in good condition. $15 all (650)347-5104 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 ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10) Norman Rockwell and others SOLD! ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50 (650)368-3037 ASTRONOMY BOOKS (7) mint condition, hard cover, eclipse, solar systems, sun, fundamentals, photos $12.00 all, SOLD! BABY CAR SEAT AND CARRIER $20 (650)458-8280 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 SOLD! 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)347-5104 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW1 $12.,

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves, cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. Five avaialble, Call (650)345-5502 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 FANCY CUT GLASSWARE-Bowls, Glasses, Under $20 varied, call Maria, (650)873-8167 IRONING BOARD $15 (650)347-8061 LAMPS - 2 southwestern style lamps with engraved deer. $85 both, obo, SOLD! PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated. $100. (650) 867-2720 RONCO ROTTISERIE - New model, black, all accessories, paid $150., asking $75., (650)290-1960 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

297 Bicycles
BIKE RACK - Roof mounted, holds 4 bikes, $65., (650)594-1494

298 Collectibles
1936 BERLIN OLYMPIC PIN, $99., (650)365-1797 1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My Head' 82/125 $80 See print: http://i.minus.com/ibeJMUpvttcRvW.JPG (650) 204-0587 2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1 clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902 AMISH QUILLOW, brand new, authentic, $50. (650)589-8348 ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS (650)345-1111 bag $30.each,

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

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
ACROSS 1 Ignition charge? 6 Yahoo 10 Set-designing initials? 13 Sierra __ 14 Bouncer in an empty bar? 15 Canvass 16 “Eight Elvises” artist 18 Wind among the reeds 19 What the Easter Bunny has to report to the IRS? 21 Attendee 22 Maid’s aid 23 Entertained 27 Loaded candy 28 Run through 29 Sitcom about a family of Dresden residents raised by a single parent? 33 Bit of a loaded conversation? 34 Purse 35 Those, in Badajoz 38 Bison spa service during bikini season? 43 Dribbler’s protection 45 Of the people 46 Shakespearean playground retort? 47 Infielder’s claim 49 Gumbo ingredient 51 Make peace, and a hint to how 19-, 29- and 38Across were formed 56 Track assignment 57 “Lawrence of Arabia” Oscar nominee 59 Blowups: Abbr. 60 “Check it out, José” 61 “The Beauty Myth” author Wolf 62 Utter 63 H, R or E, e.g. 64 Newark’s county DOWN 1 Cookbook words 2 Lease stipulation 3 Fountain order

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4 Stone seen in Mammoth Cave National Park 5 Deepak Chopra follower, perhaps 6 Golden Age TV star 7 Pigment used in cave paintings 8 “We’re in for it now!” 9 Place to find contacts 10 Pfizer cough medicine 11 Imitations 12 Cheerful, in Chihuahua 15 Boston __ 17 Digs, so to speak 20 “The Sicilian” author 23 Lord Nelson’s __ Victory 24 Olive with hardly any fat 25 With unbending will 26 Road sign shortening 27 When doubled, a Polynesian capital 30 Bidding site 31 Bando of the ’60s-’70s Athletics 32 Proximate 36 Beatle lover 37 U.S. Army E-5 39 Move like a dragonfly 40 Grasps 41 Unattractive aspects 42 Weaver of myth 43 Swearer’s stack

44 Dewlapped lizard 48 Nautical ropes 49 “Sir, you are no gentleman” speaker 50 What “k” may stand for 52 Give out 53 Golfer Jay 54 Winged god 55 Stretch 58 Attach

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, $100. for bag, (650)589-2893 LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow lengthgloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436

WE BUY GOLD
Michaels Jewelry
253 Park Road Burlingame (650)342-4461
Since 1963

Highest Prices Paid on Jewelry or Scrap

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:

308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”, 4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70. (650)678-1018 CLICKER TORQUE Wrench, 20 - 150 pounds, new with lifetime warranty and case, $39, 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 CRAFTSMAN 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 1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 LAWN MOWER reel type push with height adjustments. Just sharpened $45 650-591-2144 San Carlos MEDIUM DUTY Hand Truck $50 SOLD! SCNCO TRIM Nail Gun, $100 (650) 521-3542

BOOK - “Fighting Aircraft of WWII”, Jane’s, 1000 illustrations, $65., (650)593-8880 BOOK “NATIONAL Geographic” National Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858 BOOK SELECTION, 200 Mystery, suspense, romance, fiction, many famous authors, hardback and soft, 50 cents each OBO, SOLD! CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $30. (650)345-1111 CAR SUITCASES - good condition for camping, car, vacation trips $15.00 all, (650)578-9208 CEILING FAN - Multi speed, bronze & brown, excellent shape, $45., (650)592-2648 COLEMAN TWO Burner, Propane, camp stove. New USA made $50 Firm, (650)344-8549 DELONGHI-CONVENTION ROTISSERIE crome with glass door excellent condition $55 OBO (650)343-4461 DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2 total, (650)367-8949 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good condition $50., (650)878-9542 GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact $50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City GOLF CART Pro Kennex NEVER USED $20 (650)574-4586 HARDCOVER MYSTERY BOOKS Current authors, $2. each (10), (650)3647777 HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, perfect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720 ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061

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By Peter Koetters (c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

06/08/12

JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS - 3 hardback @$3. each, 5 paperbacks @$1. each, (650)341-1861

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310 Misc. For Sale 312 Pets & Animals
REPTILE CAGE - Medium size, $20., (650)348-0372 SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors with divider $50.00 (650) 743-9534.

THE DAILY JOURNAL
318 Sports Equipment
PROFESSIONAL DART BOARD with cabinet, brand new, $50obo SOLD! THULE BIKE rack. Fits rectangular load bars. Holds bike upright. $100. (650)594-1494 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

322 Garage Sales

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670 Auto Parts
2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno 650-588-1946 94-96 CAPRICE Impala Parts, headlight lenses, electric fan, radiator, tyres and wheels. $50., (650)574-3141 ACCELL OR Mallory Dual Point Distributor for Pontiac $30 each, (650)574-3141 ALUMINUM WHEELS - Toyota, 13”, good shape, Grand Prix brand. Includes tires - legal/balanced. $100., San Bruno, (415)999-4947 CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8” diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 HONDA CIVIC FRONT SEAT Gray Color. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno. 415-999-4947

JEWELRY DISPLAY CASE - Handmade, portable, wood & see through lid to open, 45”L, 20”W, 3”H, $65., (650)592-2648 LIMITED QUANTITY VHS porno tapes, $8. each, (650)871-7200 MANUAL WHEECHAIRS (2) $75 each. 650-343-1826 MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x 21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base, like new, $95., (650)349-2195 MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x 21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base, like new, $95., (650)349-2195 MOTHER'S DAY Gift, Unopened, Plate set of 4 William Sonoma white/black/red $12.00 SOLD! MOTHER'S DAY Gift, Unused, Hard covered Recipe book, marinades, cooking, BBQ, SOLD! NATURAL GRAVITY WATER SYSTEM - Alkaline, PH Balance water, with antioxident properties, good for home or office, brand new, $100., (650)619-9203. NELSON DE MILLE -Hardback books 5 @ $3 each, (650)341-1861 NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 OLD 5 gal. glass water cooler bottle $20 (650) 521-3542 OUTDOOR SCREENS - New 4 Panel Wooden Outdoor Screen, Retail $130 With Metal Supports, $65. obo, call Maria, (650)873-8167 PATRIOTIC BLANKETS (2) unopened, red, white, blue, warm fleece lap throw. $10.00 both. (650)578-9208 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books

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

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 76,500 readers from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Call (650)344-5200

320 Spas & Hot Tubs
SUNDANCE SPAS HOT TUB - Cameo model, 5-6 people, purchased 2000, new cover, new motor in 2010, SOLD!

650-697-2685

316 Clothes
2. WOMEN'S Pink & White Motocycle Helmet KBC $50 (415)375-1617 A BAG of Summer ties $30 (650)245-3661 BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great condition $99. (650)558-1975 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129 HARDING PARK mens golf dress shirts (new) asking $25 (650)871-7200 LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender $25 (650)368-3037 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 LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not abused. Like New, $100 each. (650)670-2888 LEVIS MEN’S jeans - Size 42/30, well faded, excellent condition, $10., (650)595-3933 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)347-5104 MENS SEARSUCKER suit size 42 reg. $30 650 245-3661 MENS SHIRTS - Brand names, Polos, casual long sleeve dress, golf polo, tshirts, sizes M/L, great condition, Burl, $83., (650)347-5104

322 Garage Sales

GARAGE SALE
REDWOOD CITY 255 Belmont Ave.
(x-st. Woodside Rd.)

335 Garden Equipment
TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condition, (650)345-1111

625 Classic Cars
1979 CLASSIC OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME. 81K orginal miles, new paint, excellent condition. $4500 OBO (650)868-0436 RWC. DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $3,600 or trade. (415) 412-7030 PLYMOUTH ‘72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $8,000 /obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623 SUBARU LOVERS - ‘88 XT original, 81K miles, automatic, garaged, $2,700., (650)593-3610

MAZDA 3 2010 CAR COVER - Coverkraft multibond inside & outside cover, like new, $50., (650)678-3557 SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, & 1 gray marine diesel manual $40 or B/O (650)583-5208 THULE CAR rack load bars, with locking feet. $100 (650)594-1494 TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

340 Camera & Photo Equip.
CANON 35MM CAMERA - Various B/W developing items and film, $75. for all, (415)680-7487 SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-T-50 - 7.2 MP digital camera (black) with case, $175., (650)208-5598

Sat. & Sun. June 9 & 10 8 am - 4 pm
GARAGE SALE GREAT BARGAINS 6/9 & 6/10, 11AM to 6PM 226 Castenada Dr. Millbrae, CA 94030

345 Medical Equipment
FOUR WHEEL walker with handbrakes, fold down seat and basket, $50. (650)867-6042

672 Auto Stereos

635 Vans
1995 FORD Cargo Van 130K 6 Cylinder, good condition, SOLD! DODGE 99 1/2 ton van V6 runs $100 (650)481-5296 NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008

PLANT - Beautiful hybrodized dahlia tubers, $8. each (12 available), while supplies last, Bill (650)871-7200 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, sealed book Past Campaigns From Banners to Broadcasts, insight on politics, $10.00 SOLD! QUEEN SIZE inflatable mattress with built in battery air pump used twice $40, (650)343-4461 SESAME STREET toilet seat excellent condition $12 650 349-6059 SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712 SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69” $70 (650)692-3260 SONY PROJECTION TV Good condtion, w/ Remote, Black $100 (650)345-1111 SPEAKER STANDS - Approx. 30" tall. Black. $50 for the pair, (650)594-1494 STUART WOODS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)5941494 TIRE CHAINS - used once includes rubber tighteners plus carrying case. call for corresponding tire size, $20., (650)345-5446 TOTE FULL of English novels - Cathrine Cookson, $100., (650)493-8467 TRUMPET VINE tree in old grove pots 2 @ $15 ea (650)871-7200 UNOPENED, HARDCOVEED 556 page BBQ book from many countries recipes for spice rubs, sauces, grilling, photos $12.00, (650)578-9208 VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720 VICTORIAN DAYS In The Park Wine Glasses 6 count. Fifteenth Annual with Horse Drawn Wagon Etching 12 dollars b/o (650)873-8167 VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches W still in box $45., (408)249-3858 VOLVO STATION Wagon car cover $50 650 888-9624 WALKER - never used, $85., (415)239-9063 WALL LIGHT fixture - 2 lamp with frosted fluted shades, gold metal, great for bathroom vanity, never used, excellent condition, $15., Burl, (650)347-5104 WALNUT ARMOUR with 2 drawers on bottom and brushed gold knobs. Good condition for $85. Kim Pizzolon (650)455-4094 WELLS FARGO Brass belt buckle, $40 (650)692-3260 WOOD PLANT STAND- mint condition, indoor, 25in. high, 11deep, with shelves $15.00, (650)578-9208 WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA - excellent condition, 22 volumes, $45., (415)346-6038

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

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

(650)343-5555
379 Open Houses

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. VARIOUS MOTORCYCLE parts USED call for what you want or need $99 (650)670-2888

NO JUNK GARAGE SALE
Saturday Only: JUNE 9 9am - 3pm 68 West 38th Ave. xst Colegrove San Mateo 2 blks in from El Camino Lots OF new Household Items, Furniture, Womens clothes, kids clothes, makeup, jewelry.

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List your Open House in the Daily Journal. Reach over 76,500 potential home buyers & renters a day, from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Call (650)344-5200

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with extras, $750., (650)343-6563 PROSPORT ‘97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.

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

650 RVs
‘73 Chevy Model 30 Van, Runs good, Rebuilt Transmission, Fiberglass Bubble Top $2,000. Owner financing.

NANCY'S TAILORING & BOUTIQUE Custom Made & Alterations 889 Laurel Street San Carlos, CA 94070 650-622-9439
NEW BROWN LEATHER JACKET- XL $25., 650-364-0902 REVERSIBLE, SOUVENIR JACKET San Francisco: All-weather, zip-front, hood. Weatherproof 2-tone tan.; Inner: navy fleece, logos SF & GG bridge. $15.00 (650)341-3288 SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers), black, $18. (510) 527-6602 VINTAGE CLOTHING 1930 Ermine fur coat Black full length $35 650 755-9833

440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1450. 2 bedroom $1795., New carpets, new granite counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650) 591-4046 LOOKING FOR studio or 1 bedroom apt. in Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City or Menlo Park, (650)533-1908

Call for appointments. (650)364-1374.

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

SHERRY’S “PEPS”

470 Rooms

317 Building Materials
50 NEW Gray brick, standard size, 8”x4”x2” $25 obo All, (650)345-5502 PROFESSIONAL STEEL LUMBER RACKS for 8 foot bed. Will go over camper shell, $85., Mike Pizzolon (650)455-4095 WHITE STORM/SCREEN door. Size is 35 1/4" x 79 1/4". Asking $50.00. Call (650)341-1861

GARAGE SALE BELMONT Saturday June 16th 9 am - 3 pm
2201 Thurm Ave (x-st. Alameda & La Casa, west) More than you would expect! No “early birds”!

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

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

MB GARAGE, INC.
Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

Rooms For Rent
$49-59 daily + tax $294-$322 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom Microwave and Refrigerator 950 El Camino Real San Carlos Travel Inn, San Carlos

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

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

(650) 593-3136

Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles AUTO REVIEW
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s weekly Automotive Section.

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. COLEMAN "GLO-MASTER" 1- burner camp stove for boaters or camping. Mint condition. $35.00 (650)341-3288 DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” dimeter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 EXERCISE MAT used once, lavender $12, (650)368-3037 GOLF BALLS - 155+, $19. (650)766-4858 Redwood City GOLF SHOES women's brand new Nike Air Charmere size 7m $45 (650)365-1797 LAT PULL machine, with accessories, $50 OBO, (650)589-8348 PING CRAZ-E Putter w/ cover. Like New $75 call(650)208-5758 35in.

311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each. (650)376-3762 3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small Accordion $82. (650)376-3762. 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 JENCO VIBRAPHONE - Three Octave Graduated Bars, vintage concert Model near mint condition, $1,750., (650)871-0824 PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110. (650)376-3762

Every Friday

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

QUALITY COACHWORKS
Autobody

Look for it in today’s paper to find information on new cars, used cars, services, and anything else having to do with vehicles.
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500. (408)807-6529. MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461 BMW 530 ‘95 WAGON - Moon Roof, automatic, Gray/Black, SOLD! CADILLAC ‘93 Sedan $ 4,000 or Trade Good Condition (650)481-5296 HONDA ‘10 ACCORD LX - 4 door sedan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981

SAN CARLOS AUTO SERVICE & TUNE UP
A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

THE THRIFT SHOP ALL CLOTHING ON SALE 50% OFF
10-2 pm Thurs. & Fri. 10-3 pm Saturday Episcopal Church 1 S. El Camino Real San Mateo 94401

312 Pets & Animals
HAMSTER HABITAT SYSTEM - cage, tunnels, 30 pieces approx., $25., (650)594-1494

760 El Camino Real San Carlos (650)593-8085 670 Auto Parts

(650)344-0921

67-68 CAMERO PARTS - $85., (650)592-3887

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

Handy Help

Hauling
INDEPENDENT HAULERS

Painting

SENIOR HANDYMAN
“Specializing in Any Size Projects”

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

$50 & Up HAUL
Since 1988 • Free Estimates Licensed/Insured A+ BBB rating

CRAIG’S PAINTING
• Interior & Exterior • Quality Workmanship • Reasonable Rates • Free Estimates

Cabinetry

Construction

Lic # 427952

(650)201-6854
Hardwood Floors

(650)341-7482
Serving the Peninsula since 1976

(650)553-9653
Lic# 857741

Gardening
ANGEL TRUMPET VINE - wine colored blooms, $40., SSF, Bill (650)871-7200 GARDEN PLANTS - Calla lilies, princess plant, ferns, inexpensive, ranging $4-15., much more, (415)346-6038

JON’S HAULING
Free Estimates
Junk and debris removal, Yard/lot clearing, Furniture, appliance hauling. Specializing in hoarder clean up

GOLDEN WEST PAINTING
Since 1975

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

Interior/Exterior, Complete Preparation. Will Beat any Professional Estimate!

J.B. GARDENING SERVICE Maintenance, New Lawns, Sprinkler Systems, Clean Ups, Fences, Tree Trimming, Concrete work, Brick Work, Pavers, and Retaining Walls.

(650)393-4233

(415)722-9281

CSL#321586

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

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

JON LA MOTTE

PAINTING
(650)368-8861
Lic #514269

Free Estimates Cell: (650) 400- 5604

Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

Hauling Contractors RISECON NORTH AMERICA
General Contractors / Building & Design New construction, Kitchen-Bath Remodels, Metal Fabrication, Painting Call for free design consultation (650) 274-4484 www.risecon.com L#926933

Flooring

FLOORING
SHOP AT HOME

LEMUS PAINTING 650.271.3955
Interiors / Exteriors Residential / Commercial Free Estimates Reasonable Rates
Lic#913961

WE WILL BRING THE SAMPLES TO YOU.

CARPET VINYL LAMINATE TILE HARDWOOD
Call for a FREE in-home estimate

Landscaping

Cleaning

510-895-5400

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

FLAMINGO’S FLOORING
14086 Washington Ave San Leandro

Call Mike the Painter

(650)271-1320

Gutters ESTATE SHEET METAL
Rain Gutters, Service & Repairs General Sheet Metal, Heating, Custom Copper Work Free Estimates (650)875-6610
Lic.# 727803

Plumbing

$69 TO CLEAN

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

ANY CLOGGED DRAIN! Sewer trenchless Pipe replacement Replace sewer line without ruining your yard

SERVANDO ARRELLIN
Landscaping & Demolition •Sprinkler systems • New fences • Flagstone • Interlocking pavers • New driveways • Clean-ups • Hauling • Gardening • Retaining walls • Drainage

(650) 898-4444
Lic#933572

Handy Help
DISCOUNT HANDYMAN & PLUMBING
• Carpentry • Plumbing • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Dry Rot • Decks Priced for You! Call John

Call Joe (650)722-3925

(650)771-2276
Lic#36267

(650)296-0568
Free Estimates Lic.#834170

B BROS HAULING
(650)619-5943 10% Off with this ad!
Free Estimates Junk & Debris Removal

HONEST HANDYMAN
Remodeling, Plumbing. Electrical, Carpentry, General Home Repair, Maintenance, New Construction No Job Too Small

Fisher Garden & Landscape Since 1972
• New Lawns • Lawn Renovations • Sprinklers • General Clean-Up
• Commercial/ industrial

(650)740-8602
Decks & Fences

Lic.# 891766

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

(650) 347-2636
FREE ESTIMATES
QAC. Lic. C24951

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

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

www.fisher-gardenlandscape.com

Tile

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

(650)771-2432

Moving

Concrete

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

Bay Area
Relocation Services
Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsula’s Personal Mover Commercial/Residential Call Armando (650) 630-0424
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632

Mario Cubias (650)784-3079

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

Window Washing

Electricians

(650)573-9734
Notices

www.rdshomerepairs.com

ALL ELECTRICAL SERVICE

650-322-9288

for all your electrical needs
ELECTRIC SERVICE GROUP

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

Painting

BATH, SINK, & TILE GLAZING Refinishing Some Interior Painting (650)720-1448

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Accounting
FIRST PENINSULA ACCOUNTING
Benjamin Lewis Lesser Certified Public Accountant Tax & Accounting Services

Food

Furniture

Insurance
HEALTH INSURANCE
Paying too much for COBRA? No coverage? .... Not good!

Massage Therapy
A+ DAY SPA MASSAGE

Needlework

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

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

GRAND OPENING
Table Showers now available One hour $50, Half hour $40 Open every day, 9:30am to 9:30pm (650)299-9332 615 Woodside Rd #5 Redwood City

LUV2 STITCH.COM
Needlepoint! Fiesta Shopping Center
747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo

Businesses & Individual (650)689-5547
benlesser@peninsulacpa.com

(650)589-1641

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

I can help.

(650)571-9999
Real Estate Loans
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

Attorneys

GOT BEER? We Do!
Steelhead Brewing Co. 333 California Dr. Burlingame (650)344-6050
www.steelheadbrewery.com

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

Jewelers

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

* BANKRUPTCY *
YOU HAVE OPTIONS
Call for a free consultation (650)363-2600 This law firm is a debt relief agency

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

Holiday Banquet Headquarters

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

(650)556-9888

Health & Medical Beauty

Grand Opening

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

RED CRAWFISH
CRAVING CAJUN?
401 E. 3rd Ave. @ S. Railroad
San Mateo 94401

BACK, LEG PAIN OR NUMBNESS?
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C. 650-231-4754 177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo BayAreaBackPain.com

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

GRAND OPENING

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

redcrawfishsf.com

(650) 347-7007

(650) 347-7888 GULLIVER’S RESTAURANT
Early Bird Special Prime Rib Complete Dinner Mon-Thu
1699 Old Bayshore Blvd. Burlingame

(650)363-8806

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

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

Legal Services

GRAND OPENING!
CRYSTAL WAVE SPA 1205 Capuchino Ave. Burlingame
Body & Foot Massage Facial Treatment

Real Estate Services

LEGAL
DOCUMENTS PLUS
Non-Attorney document preparation: Divorce, Pre-Nup, Adoption, Living Trust, Conservatorship, Probate, Notary Public. Response to Lawsuits: Credit Card Issues,Breach of Contract Jeri Blatt, LDA #11
Registered & Bonded

CALIFORNIA
FORECLOSURE

ASSISTANCE

(650)692-6060

(650)558-1199

FREE Workshop & Seminar

BURLINGAME perfectmebylaser.com

JACK’S RESTAURANT
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 1050 Admiral Ct., #A San Bruno

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

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

1331 Old County Rd Ste C, Belmont, CA 94002

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

(650) 922-2444

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

(650)589-2222

(650)638-9399

dean4cafa@gmail.com

JacksRestaurants.com

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

NEAL’S COFFEE SHOP
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Senior Meals, Kids Menu www.nealscoffeeshop.com

TOENAIL FUNGUS?
FREE Consultation for Laser Treatment

1845 El Camino Real Burlingame

(650)347-0761

Divorce

(650)692-4281 SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE

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

Crowne Plaza
DIVORCE CENTERS OF CALIFORNIA Low Cost
non-attorney service
1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit Foster City

BRUNCH

Insurance

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

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

Low Cost Divorce

HEALING MASSAGE
SPECIAL $10 OFF SWEDISH MASSAGE

2305-A Carlos Street Moss Beach
(On Hwy 1 next to Post office)

Registered & Bonded with California Attorney General, Secretary of State & Department of Justice
Seniors

(650)563-9771

TRANQUIL MASSAGE
951 Old County Road Suite 1 Belmont 650-654-2829
YOU HAVE ITWE’LL BUY IT
We buy and pawn: • Gold • Jewelry • Art • Watches • Musical Instrument • Paintings • Diamonds • Silverware • Electronics • Antique Furniture • Computers • TV’s • Cars Open 7 days

AFFORDABLE
24-hour Assisted Living Care located in Burlingame

(650)570-5700

Peninsula Law Group
“One of The Bay Area’s Very Best!”
Same Day, Weekend Appointments Available Se Habla Español

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

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

UNCONTESTED

DIVORCE

(650) 903-2200
Marketing

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

(650)357-8383
THE AMERICAN BULL

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

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

BAR & GRILL

19 large screen HD TVs Full Bar & Restaurant
www.theamericanbull.com

Food

(650)652-4908
THE MELTING POT
Dinner for 2 - $98. 4 Course Fondue Feast & Bottle of Wine 1 Transit Way • San Mateo

1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza

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

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

LASTING IMPRESSIONS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY

Buy *Sell*Loan
590 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City

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

(650)368-6855

Cypress Lawn 1370 El Camino Real Colma (650)755-0580 www.cypresslawn.com
LASTING IMPRESSIONS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY

(650)342-6358

www.melting pot.com Fitness

Cypress Lawn 1370 El Camino Real Colma (650)755-0580 www.cypresslawn.com
STERLING COURT ACTIVE INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING

BROADWAY GRILL
1400 Broadway Burlingame (650)343-9733 www.bwgrill.com
Express Lunch Special $8.00

DOJO USA
World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

www.dojousa.net
731 Kains Ave, San Bruno

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

(650)589-9148

sterlingcourt.com

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WORLD
Eminent South African anthropologist Tobias dies
JOHANNESBURG — Anthropologist Phillip Tobias, internationally renowned as an authority on human evolution and remembered for his love of humanity, died Thursday, South A f r i c a ’ s Phillip Tobias University of the Witwatersrand said. He was 86. In a statement, the university where Tobias studied and then taught and conducted research until the 1990s, said he died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness.

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U.N. monitors shot in Syria
By Zeina Karam and Edith M. Lederer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Around the world
The confrontations come during Yemen’s campaign to retake parts of the south from al-Qaida following a year of internal turmoil. Military officials say al-Qaida militants tried to storm a small town north of the group’s stronghold of Jaar in Abyan province on Thursday. Armed civilians along with soldiers backed by artillery fought off the alQaida militants, officials said. At least 20 were killed in the battle

BEIRUT — U.N. observers came under fire Thursday as they tried to reach the site of the latest reported mass killing in Syria — about 80 people, including women and children who were shot or stabbed. The deaths added urgency to diplomatic efforts to end the escalating bloodshed. As reports emerged of what would be the fourth such mass slaying of civilians in Syria in the last two weeks, the United States condemned President Bashar Assad, saying he has “doubled down on his brutality and duplicity.” International envoy Kofi Annan, whose peace plan brokered in April has not been implemented, warned against allowing “mass killings to become part of everyday reality in Syria.” “If things do not change, the future is likely to be one of brutal repres-

The danger of full-scale civil war is imminent and real,with catastrophic consequences for Syria and the region.”
— U.N.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

sion, massacres, sectarian violence, and even all-out civil war,” Annan told the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “All Syrians will lose.” U.N. diplomats said Annan was proposing that world powers and key regional players, including Iran, come up with a new strategy to end the 15-month conflict at a closed meeting of the Security Council that took place Thursday. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Annan highlighted the urgency of taking action to diffuse the situation. Standing alongside Annan and League of Arab States Secretary General Nabil Elaraby, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

echoed the sense of urgency. “The three of us agree: Syria can quickly go from a tipping point to a breaking point. The danger of fullscale civil war is imminent and real, with catastrophic consequences for Syria and the region,” Ban warned. Any proposal to resolve the situation, however, must be acceptable to Russia and China, which have protected ally from past U.N. sanctions, as well as the U.S. and its European allies, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity because consultations have been private. The latest violence centered on Mazraat al-Qubair, a small farming community of 160 people, mostly Bedouins, in central Hama province.

Israel identifies cyberspace as key battlefield
JERUSALEM — Israel’s military says it has identified cyberspace as a strategic battlefield and is prepared to go on the offensive. The military’s website reported this week that that the army has defined its “operational methods” in cyberspace. It said the military has “relentlessly” defended its cyberspace. “Additionally, if necessary, the cyberspace will be used to execute attacks and intelligence operations,” it said.

Yemen: 23 al-Qaida militants killed in south
SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni officials say at least 23 al-Qaida-linked militants have been killed in fighting in the country’s south.

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