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Report shows California is criminals top choice
in U.S.
By Angela Swartz
San Bruno teachers and district ofcials
reached a tentative agreement this past
Friday to restore ve contested furlough
days enacted during the economic downturn.
The San Bruno Education Association and
the San Bruno Park Elementary School
District announced Thursday that they
reached a tentative agreement Friday, March
14 on the previously agreed-to furlough
days that teachers requested be restored.
Three school days will be added to the end of
the current school year, along with two pro-
fessional development days.
It also provides the opportunity for
teachers and staff members to receive
important professional development train-
ing that can be implemented in classrooms
for the benet of students, Superintendent
David Hutt said in a statement. Training
that has unfortunately been somewhat sacri-
ced as a result of the tough economic times
school districts across the state have been
District teachers agreed last year to take
ve unpaid furlough days to help the district
when nances were tight, but protested last
week saying the district had the funds to
restore the cut days. Within the context of
agreement with the teachers association,
the cost is $250,000, while the anticipated
total cost as applied to all employees is
$400,000. This will be funded by money
earmarked by the state for such purposes in
connection with the implementation of the
Common Core state standards, Hutt said in
Teacher furlough days halted
Both sides happy with agreement in San Bruno Park Elementary School District
Council divided
over when to
talk land swap
By Michelle Durand
The San Carlos City Council agrees the
proposed land swap between the city and
school district to accommodate a charter
school and more eld space needs to be
discussed publicly the divide is over
just when.
Mayor Mark Olbert, a strong propo-
nent of trading the land above the Tierra
Linda Middle School campus for an underutilized parcel on
Crestview Drive, is taking to his blog asking residents to
attend Monday nights meeting and request the council
agendize the discussion April 14. Olbert had hoped to have
the hearing as soon as Monday night but said there was no
other support on the council for as quick a turnaround.
Councilman Ron Collins said he denitely agrees the
public talk has to happen but called Monday too soon and
isnt sure yet on April 14. The San Carlos Elementary
School District held its own special meeting Thursday night
to discuss the swap proposal and Collins said he wanted to
let that play out and give staff time to ready details before
Harbor District seeks help
Commissioners looking to hire facilitator
By Samantha Weigel
Agroup of commissioners who are often at odds and strug-
gle to coexist are seeking professional help as the San
Mateo County Harbor District looks to hire a facilitator.
This is at least the second time the special district that
runs both Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton and Oyster Point
Marina/Park in South San Francisco will be looking toward
contracting a specialist. The San Mateo County Civil Grand
Jury recommend it hire a mediator after being investigated
in 2000 and 2001.
The San Francisco International Airport is closing runways 1L and 1R so it can construct Runway Safety Areas. Below: One of
the improvements will be the installation of Engineered Material Arresting System a honeycombed energy absorbing
material that safely captures aircraft landing gear in case a plane overruns the runway after landing.
By Angela Swartz
To comply with federally-mandated
changes to improve runway safety at
San Francisco International Airport,
two runways will close for $214 mil-
lion worth of construction this sum-
The work, which will begin May 17
and run for about three or four months,
is to construct Runway Safety Areas, or
RSA, rectangular spaces at each end of
a runway. Theyre designed to allow an
aircraft to safely come to a stop in case
a plane overruns, overshoots or veers
SFO readies for runway construction
Runway safety improvements should wrap up in September
See SFO, Page 31
Mark Olbert
See SWAP, Page 23
See HARBOR, Page 23
See HAPPY, Page 31
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show host Rosie
ODonnell is 52.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
was born in Eisenach, Germany.
Among individuals, as among nations,
peace is the respect of others rights.
Benito Juarez, Mexican statesman (1806-1872)
Actor Gary
Oldman is 56.
personality Kevin
Federline is 36.
A laborer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town,Jinshan District,south of Shanghai.
Workers are putting the nal touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the China Folk Painting Village. Furniture
will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open the public in April.
Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning
then becoming sunny. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Fri day ni ght: Mostly clear in the
evening then becoming partly cloudy.
Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5
to 15 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning
then becoming sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds
around 5 mph...Becoming west in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Mostly clear in the evening then becom-
ing partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds around
10 mph... Becoming north after midnight.
Sunday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming
sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
Sunday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1556, Thomas Cranmer, the former Archbishop of
Canterbury, was burned at the stake for heresy.
In 1804, the French civil code, or the Code Napoleon as
it was later called, was adopted.
In 1871, journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous
expedition in Africa to locate the missing Scottish mission-
ary David Livingstone.
In 1907, U.S. Marines arrived in Honduras to protect
American lives and interests in the wake of political vio-
In 1944, Charles Chaplin went on trial in Los Angeles,
accused of transporting former protegee Joan Barry across
state lines for immoral purposes. (Chaplin was acquitted, but
later lost a paternity suit despite tests showing he wasnt the
father of Barrys child.)
In 1960, about 70 people were killed in Sharpeville, South
Africa, when police red on black protesters.
In 1963, the Alcatraz federal prison island in San Francisco
Bay was emptied of its last inmates and closed at the order of
Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
In 1965, civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr. began their third, successful march from
Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
In 1972, the Supreme Court, in Dunn v. Blumstein, ruled
that states may not require at least a years residency for vot-
ing eligibility.
In 1985, police in Langa, South Africa, opened re on
blacks marching to mark the 25th anniversary of
Sharpeville; the reported death toll varied between 29 and 43.
In 1994, at the Academy Awards, Schindlers List won
seven Oscars, including best picture and best director for
Steven Spielberg; Tom Hanks won best actor for
Philadelphia while Holly Hunter was honored as best
actress for The Piano.
Fire roasts Peets
A stubborn re crept through the
walls and ceilings of a downtown
Menlo Park building the week of
March 21, 2009,
prompting a four-
alarm response from
reghters and result-
ing in about $1 mil-
lion in damage.
The two-story building houses a
Peets Coffee & Tea and the Calla
womens boutique on the ground oor,
and offices on the second floor.
Fireghters headed to the building,
located at University Drive and Santa
Cruz Avenue, around 7 a.m. of Tuesday
of that week after being notied by
American Lock and Alarm that a re
alarm had been activated there.
Supervisor throws
hat in ring for Assembly
San Mateo County Supervisor Rich
Gordon ended weeks of speculation
about his political future the week of
March 21, 2009, by announcing plans
to run for the 21st District state
Assembly seat.
The bottom line is the state is so
broken that I just feel somebodys got
to step up and x it, said Gordon, cit-
ing his mix of local, regional and state
experience as reasons why hes the
person to do just that.
Gordon, of Menlo Park, is a third-
generation Californian born and raised
in San Mateo County.
Gordons announcement
came on the heels of those
by Palo Alto
Councilwoman Yoriko
Kishimoto and community
college district board member
Hal Plotkin, both of Santa Clara
Kindergarten increase raises
housing, staffing questions
Approximately 70 more kinder-
garten students than anticipated
enrolled in the San Carlos Elementary
School District for the next year, it
was reported the week of March 21,
The growth was good news for the
district, which is paid per pupil.
Whether extra classrooms will be
needed to house the students was
unknown. The district Board of
Trustees had just tentatively approved
a plan to increase class sizes from 20
to 22. If that stays in place, additional
space may not be needed.
Stocks fall, log gains
The week of March 21, 2009, Wall
Street barely closed out its rst two-
week gain in almost a year.
The Dow rose 14 percent over seven
trading days. One reason for the mar-
kets pause: It simply ran out of upbeat
economic and corporate news the past
two days.
The major indexes did eke out a gain
for that week, jolted by the
Feds plans to buy hundreds of
billions of dollars worth of
debt securities in hopes of
reviving lending. Stocks initially
jumped on Wednesday of that week
when the plans were announced but
then fell Thursday and Friday as
investors became concerned that the
huge injection of money into the
economy could cause ination.
Other markets had a tumultuous week
as well. In just two days, the dollar fell
5 percent versus the euro and 3 percent
versus the yen, and oil prices soared 7
percent Thursday above $51 a barrel to
the highest level this year.
Many analysts believed stocks were
due for some retrenchment.
You get a run-up like that youre
going to get a pullback, said Doreen
Mogavero, president of the New York
oor brokerage Mogavero, Lee & Co.
The Dow industrials fell 122.42, or
1.7 percent, to 7,278.38 on Friday of
that week.
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Now arrange the circled letters
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by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
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one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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Violinist-conductor Joseph Silverstein is 82. Actress
Kathleen Widdoes is 75. Actress Marie-Christine Barrault is 70.
Singer-musician Rose Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is 69.
Actor Timothy Dalton is 68. Singer Eddie Money is 65. Rock
singer-musician Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is 64. Rock
musician Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) is 63. Rhythm-and-blues
singer Russell Thompkins Jr. (The Stylistics) is 63. Comedy
writer-performer Brad Hall is 56. Actress Sabrina LeBeauf is 56.
Actor Matthew Broderick is 52. Rock musician Jonas Joker
Berggren (Ace of Base) is 47. Rock MC Maxim (Prodigy) is 47.
Rock musician Andrew Copeland (Sister Hazel) is 46.
The Daily Derby race winners are Hot Shot, No.
3, in rst place; Big Ben, No. 4, in second place;
and Winning Spirit, No.9, in third place.The race
time was clocked at 1:44.92.
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Friday March 21, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Burglary. A white Hyundai Sonata had its
window smashed on the 800 block of El
Camino Real before 10:27 p.m. Monday,
March 17.
St ol en vehi cl e. Ablack Lexus was taken
after it was left running on the 600 block of
Hensley Avenue before 5:22 p.m. Monday,
March 17.
Petty theft. A green Trek mountain bike
locked to a bike rack in a secure locker was
taken on the 800 block of Commodore Drive
before 4:20 p.m. Monday, March 17.
Petty theft. Apurse containing a womans
personal documents was taken after being
left in a laundry area on the 500 block of El
Camino Real before 10:18 a.m. Monday,
March 17.
Vandal i sm. Four people were suspected of
puncturing four tires of a car that was parked
in a shopping center on the 100 block of
San Mateo Road before 10 p.m. Sunday,
March 16.
Arre s t. Aman was arrested and transported
to San Mateo County jail for being drunk
and disorderly at a hotel on the 2000 block
of Rossi Road before 2:42 a.m. Sunday,
March 16.
Police reports
Well, that stinks
A person reported that someone was
constantly defecating on the side of
their house on the 1800 block of South
Norfolk Street in San Mateo before
6:25 p.m. Thursday, March 6.
By Michelle Durand
With the new jail poised to open next
year, San Mateo County is ready to issue up
to $215 million of lease revenue bonds to
nance the project east of Highway 101 in
Redwood City.
The total includes approximately $165
million for the overall construction costs of
design, construction, installing equipment
and site remediation, $16.3 million to
nance reimbursement of the $17 million
already spent purchasing the 4.95-acre
Maple Street location and roughly $19.6
million for interest payments to investors
during construction.
The Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday
morning meeting will consider signing off
on the bond proposal by County Manager
John Maltbie.
Based on current market conditions, the
total debt service will be approximately
$284 million over the term of the bonds
with the highest annual debt estimated at
$27.1 million in fiscal year 2016-17,
Maltbie stated in a report to the board.
After that point, the debt will drop each
year from approximately $15.3 million by
scal year 2021-22 down to $1.8 million
by scal year 2036-37.
The maximum term of the bonds is 33
years with a true interest cost of 5.5 percent
yearly. Changing the terms for any reason
in the future requires board approval.
The Maple Street Correctional Center is
scheduled to open in mid-2015 with 576
beds for both men and women on three sto-
ries and 40 feet of unnished space known
as a warm shell which can be developed in
the future if the need arises. Future buildout
can be up to 832 beds.
Operations costs of the new facility are
estimated at $40 million annually.
The Board of Supervisors meets 9 a.m.
Tuesday, March 25 in Board Chambers, 400
County Government Center, Redwood City.
County ready to issue bonds for jail
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A 47-year-old Pacifica man accused of
drugging his girlfriends teen daughter with
sleeping medication, including a pill hidden
in a bowl of ice cream, so that he could fon-
dle and rape her, will stand trial.
Paul David Messersmith was held to
answer on all ve felony charges after a pre-
liminary hearing Thursday. He is charged
with forcible rape, rape by using an intoxi-
cating substance, sexual penetration and
battery. Amisdemeanor sexual battery count
was dropped for lack of jurisdiction.
He enters a Superior Court plea April 4.
Police arrested
Messersmith after the 18-
year-old girl told her
mother, and then police,
that on Dec. 11 she found
a piece of pill in some ice
cream he gave her after a
driving lesson and was
told the chunk was likely
an additive. The girl
said she grew woozy and
laid on the couch with
slurred speech when Messersmith pulled off
her pajama bottoms and touched her. She
said after waking up from a blackout, he car-
ried her to a bedroom and raped her.
During a police interview the following
day, the girl shared another incident where
she ingested something odd tasting that
Messersmith had given her and blacked out.
The girl said she awoke to nd herself in a
hotel room with him fondling her chest but
did not tell anyone out of concern for her
mothers relationship with him.
The police discovered the drug
Messersmith allegedly used was Zolpidem,
better known as Ambien.
If convicted, he faces life in prison
because of the rape by intoxication charge.
He remains in custody without bail.
Man to trial for drugging, raping girlfriends daughter
AHalf Moon Bay man nabbed by the FBI
for allegedly posting on an online site about
child pornography is heading straight to trial
on allegations he possessed binders and a
computer containing thousands of images and
200 videos.
Christopher Mordaunt ODonnell, 70, has
pleaded not guilty to possessing child
pornography and waived a preliminary hear-
ing on the evidence which moves him direct-
ly into Superior Court. He will enter a plea
there April 3 and potentially set a trial date.
ODonnells alleged possession dates
back to July 13, 2012, but the law only
allows him to be charged with one count per
reported incident.
The FBI came across
ODonnell online and
through search warrants
determined he was access-
ing the message board
from his Half Moon Bay
home Internet service,
according to the District
Attorneys Ofce.
A search of his home
reportedly turned up
binders of child pornography and a forensic
search of his computer allegedly revealed
more than 2,500 illegal images and 200
ODonnell is in custody on $200,000 bail.
Coastside man to trial for child porn
Friday March 21, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Couple ordered to trial for
burglaries of PetSmart customers homes
Awoman accused of using her job at a San Carlos PetSmart
store to help commit multiple residential
burglaries in San Mateo County and her
accomplice boyfriend have been ordered
to stand trial for the crimes.
The couple, Ashley Kirk and Juan
Ortega-Ramos, both 24-year-old San
Jose residents with alleged gang aflia-
tions, were arrested in Discovery Bay in
January after a ve-month investigation
into burglaries at vacant homes.
They had already been arrested in
September for a San Mateo County burgla-
ry, but charges were dropped in that case.
Kirk allegedly used her knowledge of
customers who were out of town through
her job boarding dogs at PetSmart to ran-
sack the empty homes and take items
including electronics, jewelry and, in
one instance, a silver Porsche 991S from
a Portola Valley home, according to pros-
The couple had pleaded not guilty to
more than a dozen burglary and car theft
charges, along with gang allegations.
Ortega-Ramos is believed to be a Norteo gangmember
and Kirk his associate, according to prosecutors.
After a two-day preliminary hearing ended Wednesday in
San Mateo County Superior Court, the couple was ordered to
stand trial on all charges. Adate will be set for the trial at a
court proceeding on April 3, according to San Mateo County
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
If convicted of all charges, the live-in boyfriend and girl-
friend face more than 60 years in prison, he said.
The two remain in custody on $500,000 bail.
Gas station clerk robbed at gunpoint
Police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station at
gunpoint Wednesday night in South San Francisco.
Aman entered a Chevron gas station on the 100 block of
Hickey Boulevard around 10:45 p.m. and pointed a silver
handgun at the clerk, according to the South San Francisco
Police Department. The suspect demanded money and left the
store with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.
He is described as Hispanic, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 8
inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds. He was last
seen wearing a dark and light plaid shirt with a light hood-
ie, dark pants, black and white shoes and black gloves,
according to police. Anyone with information should call
police at (650) 877-8900.
Residents displaced by house fire
Residents were displaced following a house re in Daly
City on Wednesday evening, re ofcials said.
At about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, reghters responded
to a report of a blaze at a single-family home on the rst
block of Lake Meadow Drive, about two blocks east of
Thornton State Beach, North County re ofcials said.
Fireghters arrived at the home and saw heavy smoke and re
coming from the second-story of the residence, re ofcials
said. The occupants of the home evacuated prior to reghters
arriving at the scene and no injuries were reported, re ofcials
said. The occupants of the home were displaced by the blaze
and made arrangements to stay with their relatives, re ofcials
said. The cause of the re remains under investigation.
Local briefs
Ashley Kirk
By Don Thompson
SACRAMENTO California is the
top target in the U.S. for international
criminal enterprises that operate from
safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa
and China, according to a report
released Thursday.
Along with trafficking in drugs,
guns and people, criminals are also
turning to cybercrime to target
wealthy, innovative businesses and
nancial institutions in the state, the
report by the state attorney general
We know that they use technology
directly in a way that perpetuates and
commits crimes, in particular the
crimes of hacking and data breaches
and malware, California Attorney
General Kamala Harris said as she
released the report in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles region is particular-
ly vulnerable to digital piracy, she
said, because it produces much of the
nations movies and other mass-mar-
ket media.
Harris said the 181-page report is the
rst to outline the effects of interna-
tional criminal organizations on
California residents and businesses.
It says California leads all states in
the number of computer systems
hacked or infected by malware; victims
of Internet crimes and identity theft;
and the amount of nancial losses suf-
fered as a result of online crimes.
The report says many of the breach-
es have been tied to criminal organiza-
tions operating out of locations
including Russia, Ukraine, China and
Their impact is tremendous, in the
hundreds of millions of dollars from
small business, mom and pop opera-
tions, who lose their very existence to
a nancial crime, to a scheme thats
being origined out of Romania, out of
Egypt, out of Israel, out of parts well
off of our shores, Los Angeles police
Assistant Chief Michel R. Moore said
at the news conference.
Californias gross domestic product
of $2 trillion along with its signi-
cant foreign trade activity and its bor-
der with Mexico also make the state a
target for international money-laun-
dering schemes. The report estimates
that more than $30 billion is laundered
through the state economy each year.
Some money is filtered through
legitimate businesses or by using vir-
tual currencies such as bitcoin. But the
report says backpacks and duffel bags
stuffed with cash have been seized
more frequently since Mexico began
toughening its money-laundering laws
in 2010.
Report shows California
is top crime target in U.S.
State Sen. Leland Yee, D-
San Francisco/San Mateo, was
honored with the Public Ofci al
Award by the Northern
Cal i forni a Chapter of t he
Soci et y of Prof e s s i onal
Journal i st s last night for his
opposition to efforts to weaken the California Public
Records Act by loosening disclosure requirements for
local governments.
State Sen. Jerry Hi l l , D-San Mateo, amended
legislation to require nonprots that pay for trips taken
by members of the Legislature and other state and local
ofcials elected in California to disclose to the Fair
Pol i ti cal Practi ces Commi ssi on (FPPC) the names
of donors that funded the travel.
Currently, nonprots do not have to disclose the source
of travel funding, preventing the public from knowing
who was behind the gift to the elected ofcial, according
to Hills ofce.
Hills provision was amended into Senat e Bi l l 831,
which he introduced earlier this year to modernize
Cal i forni as 1974 Pol i ti cal Reform Act . The bill,
among other restrictions, would ban elected ofcials from
moving campaign funds to nonprots owned or operated
by members of their families, according to Hills ofce.
Because it makes changes to the voter-approved
California Political Reform Act, governing disclosure of
political money, SB 831 requires a two-thirds vote of the
Legislature, according to Hills ofce.
By Paul Elias
appeals court on Thursday upheld
Californias law requiring people
arrested for felonies to submit samples
of their DNAto police.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
in San Francisco on Thursday said a
2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling
upholding a similar law in Maryland
applies to California.
At issue is a law passed by voters in
2004 requiring that all people arrested
in California on suspicion of commit-
ting a felony supply a DNA sample to
police by way of a cheek swab. State
Attorney General Kamala Harris and
other law enforcement ofcials say the
law is a powerful tool used to solve
thousands of cold cases. The DNA
sample is loaded into a state database
and compared against samples collect-
ed at crime scenes.
The American Civil Liberties Union
objects to DNA collection because not
all persons arrested are charged and
removing the sample from the database
is a lengthy and complicated process.
The 9th Circuit appeared ready to
strike down the law after hearing a rst
round of arguments in 2012. But before
the 9th Circuit could rule, the U.S.
Supreme Court, on a 5-4 vote, upheld a
similar but narrower law in
The high court ruled in the Maryland
case that taking a cheek swab for DNA
was akin to ngerprinting all those
who are arrested and was not overly
The ACLU also argued that some
California arrestees arent covered by
the high court ruling because
Marylands law is slightly different and
covers only burglaries and violent
The 9th Circuit said that argument
needs to be made before a trial court.
Court upholds state DNA swabs of arrestees
Park Service says a proposed 6.5-
square-mile solar development about a
half-mile from the Mojave National
Preserve would harm wildlife and
should be built elsewhere.
Preserve Superintendent Stephanie
Dubois submitted a letter critical of the
plan to the U.S. Bureau of Land
Management, which oversees the pub-
lic land where the Soda Mountain solar
project is planned, the Riverside
Press-Enterprise reported Wednesday.
The eight-page letter accuses the
BLM of failing to adequately examine
the projects potential to have a nega-
tive impact on groundwater and threat-
ened and endangered species. The proj-
ect would be detrimental to the desert
tortoise, bighorn sheep and protected
birds in the area and could reduce water
supplies that support one of the few
populations of an endangered sh, she
We urge the BLM to reconsider the
potential for this project to be sited on
other BLM lands, private lands, or
other degraded lands where renewable
energy projects would present fewer
adverse impacts to natural and cultural
resources, Dubois wrote in her March
3 letter.
Asubsidiary of Bechtel wants to put
solar panels on both sides of Interstate
15 just outside the northwest corner of
the preserve in the San Bernardino
Park service: Project would harm Mojave preserve
California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report that says California
leads all states in the number of computer systems hacked or infected by malware;
victims of Internet crimes and identity theft; and the amount of nancial losses
suffered as a result of online crimes.
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Police:Teen bypasses guard,
reaches World Trade Center spire
NEW YORK A teenage thrill-chaser
slipped through a fence, eluded a security
guard and climbed to the
top of 1 World Trade
Center, authorities said
Thursday as concerns
swirled about a seemingly
audacious breach at what
is supposed to be one of
the worlds most secure
Justin Casquejo, a 16-
year-old described by a
friend as an adventure-
seeker who loves to climb precarious places,
spent about two hours early Sunday atop the
symbolic and unnished 1,776-foot tower,
authorities said. Hes not accused of doing
any damage, but the alleged escapade stirred
what-ifs about the notion of someone being
able to inltrate the nations tallest sky-
Obviously, it was shocking and trou-
bling, said Mayor Bill de Blasio, and I
dont know how possibly it could have hap-
Symantec terminates
CEO Steve Bennett
NEW YORK Security software maker
Symantec red President and CEO Steve
Bennetts employment and named director
Michael Brown as his temporary replace-
Its the second time in less than two years
that Symantec has red its CEO. Bennett
became president and CEO in July 2012,
when Enrique Salem was red after three years
in charge of the company. The Mountain
View company behind Norton Antivirus soft-
ware did not cite a precise reason for
Bennetts ouster Thursday.
This considered decision was the result of
an ongoing deliberative process, and not pre-
cipitated by any event or impropriety,
Symantec Chairman Dan Schulman said in a
press release.
Around the nation
Justin Casquejo
By Bradley Klapper and Donna Cassata
WASHINGTON Adding heat on the CIA,
the Senate will investigate a computer net-
work that contained a still-secret review of
U.S. terror interrogations that led to dueling
criminal referrals to the Justice Department
and a dramatic collapse in relations between
the nations spy agencies and the lawmak-
ers entrusted with their oversight.
In letters to the heads of the CIA and
Justice Department, Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid said the CIAs decision to search
the Senate intelligence committees net-
work and computers without approval was
absolutely indefensible and carried seri-
ous implications for the separation of pow-
ers between the executive and legislative
Reid said he had instructed his Senates
chief cop to examine how Senate staffers
obtained an internal CIA review, which the
agency accused them of improperly copy-
ing, although Reid described the CIAs
alleged monitoring of Senate computers as
more serious.
Meanwhile, legislative aides said the
Senate intelligence committee will push
soon for declassication of parts or all of its
6,000-page report on the agencys war on
terror interrogation tactics at secret sites,
the starting point of the entire dispute.
The parameters of the sergeant-at-armss
investigation are unclear and its unknown
what cooperation hell receive from the
CIA, which has been locked in a bitter rift
with the intelligence committees chair-
man, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. The
agency accuses committee staffers of ille-
gally accessing certain documents;
Feinstein and other senators say the CIA
broke the law by monitoring its computer
use and deleting les.
To my knowledge, the CIA has produced
no evidence to support its claims that
Senate committee staff who have no techni-
cal training somehow hacked into the CIAs
highly secure classied networks, an allega-
tion that appears on its face to be patently
absurd, Reid said in a letter, dated
Wednesday, to CIA Director John Brennan.
A previous review, he said, appears to cor-
roborate committee ndings and contradict
CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said the
agency was committed to resolving its dif-
ferences with senators. The CIA, he said,
believes in the necessity of effective,
strong and bipartisan congressional over-
Congress raises pressure
on CIA in torture dispute
By Tom Murphy
Sarah Curtis-Fawley will have to offer
insurance to her workers at Pacic Pie Co.
because of the health care overhaul, and the
estimated $100,000 cost means she may
have to raise prices or postpone opening a
third restaurant.
On the other end of the spectrum, the
owner of a 1-800-Got-Junk? franchise near
Philadelphia figures hell save money
because his 12 workers now can shop for
coverage on public insurance exchanges
created by the overhaul.
For an employer at my level, its a win,
said Eric Blum, franchisee of the junk
removal service.
The Affordable Care Act, which aims to
provide coverage for millions, is playing to
decidedly mixed reviews in corporate
America. Its impact on companies varies
greatly, depending on factors such as a
rms number of employees and whether it
already provides health insurance.
Some businesses are dealing with admin-
istrative hassles or rising costs, while oth-
ers worry about the laws requirement that
mid-sized and big companies offer coverage
or face penalties. But the law hasnt meant
big changes for every company. And some
small businesses now can offer employees a
benet they wouldnt be able to afford with-
out the law.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest U.S. pri-
vate employer, expects $330 million in
additional health care costs this year in part
because company leaders think more
employees are signing up for its insurance
to meet the laws requirement that most
Americans have coverage. The retailer cov-
ers about 1.1 million employees and
dependents, and enrollment in its health
plan will climb by about 100,000 this year.
Some companies that havent provided
insurance are preparing for the requirement
that rms with 50 or more full-time employ-
ees offer coverage or face a penalty.
Health care law has uneven impact on companies
By Paul Larson
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you thank you.
This is what I hear
over and over, year
after year, from
families that we
serve. Either
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families say thank you: Thank for your
help; Thank you for all you have done to
make this process easier; Thank you for
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confirmation for me that our Chapel of the
Highlands crew is doing their best to serve
families whove been through a death, in an
appropriate and professional manner, and
that we are doing the right thing in caring
for families during a difficult situation, in
turn making it more of a comfort for them.
Normally saying Youre welcome is
the correct response. Youre welcome, or
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of different ways. Generally it means you
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taken as a blessing meaning you wish
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Wishing wellness or health to anyone is a
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being substituted with Thank you back at
the person who is doing the thanking. This
is OK, but saying Youre welcome first
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respect and provide the dignified care that
their loved one deserves.
Your support, and the continued interest
from the community in our service, is what
keeps us going strong and available when
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Those Chapel of the Highlands funds along
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along with the donation of time through
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of Commerce, etc. is natural for us. Giving
back as a volunteer via these groups helps in
binding us with our neighbors, together
creating a better community for the future.
All in all there are many ways to say
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can create a circle of gratitude, in turn
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To my knowledge, the CIA has produced no evidence
to support its claims that Senate committee staff who
have no technical training somehow hacked into the
CIAs highly secure classied networks, an allegation
that appears on its face to be patently absurd.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
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By Amir Shah and Kim Gamel
KABUL, Afghanistan Four gun-
men with pistols stuffed into their
socks attacked a luxury hotel frequent-
ed by foreigners in Afghanistans cap-
ital Thursday, just hours after militants
killed 11 people in an audacious
assault on a police station in eastern
All the assailants were killed in both
standoffs, but made their point:
Afghan forces face a huge challenge in
securing upcoming elections in what
will be a major test of their abilities as
foreign troops wind down their combat
mission at the end of this year.
The attacks show the Taliban are fol-
lowing through on their threat to use
violence to the disrupt April 5 vote,
which will be the first democratic
transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-
led invasion that ousted the Islamic
militant movement. President Hamid
Karzai is constitutionally barred from
seeking a third term.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah
Mujahid claimed responsibility for the
assault on the Serena hotel and the ear-
lier attack in Jalalabad, an economic
hub near the border with Pakistan.
Our people, if they decide to attack
any place, they can do it, he said.
The violence began before dawn
Thursday when a suicide bomber blew
up his explosives-laden car outside the
police station in Jalalabad, located
near the palatial residence of
Nangarhar provincial Gov. Attaullah
Six gunmen rushed into the station
as two more bombs exploded nearby
one hidden in a motorized rickshaw
and another in a vegetable cart.
That prompted a erce battle that
lasted more than four hours, with
Afghan police and soldiers chasing
gunmen down the street amid gunre
and smoke billowing into the blue
Two Taliban attacks in Afghanistan show dangers loom
By Raf Casert and Mike Corder
BRUSSELS The European Union
on Thursday slapped travel bans and
asset freezes on 12 more people, clos-
ing in on President Vladimir Putins
inner circle to punish him in the esca-
lating crisis over the Russian annexa-
tion of the Crimea peninsula.
The move brought the number of
Russians and Ukrainians facing EU
sanctions to 33, and French President
Francois Hollande said it included a lot
of crossover with the people the United
States is targeting with similar meas-
We added 12 people, in concert with
the Americans, Hollande said.
The 28-nation bloc said the names of
the sanctioned would be published
Friday. Some of them are really high-
ranking, said EU President Herman
Van Rompuy.
The EU leaders also tasked its execu-
tive Commission to prepare a raft of
economic sanctions that could be
imposed if one of the biggest political
crises in Europe since the Cold War
worsens further.
We cover all economic areas, said
Van Rompuy, implying it could include
an arms embargo against Russia.
As Europe got tougher, President
Barack Obama announced the United
States is also levying a new round of
sanctions on individuals in Russia.
Russia hit back, imposing entry bans
on nine U.S. lawmakers and ofcials in
response to Washingtons sanctions.
President Dalia Grybauskaite of
Lithuania said the EU was closely
behind the United States.
It is already time to target the close
circle of Putin, she said.
Beyond punishing Russia, the EU
also wanted to show backing for
Ukraine, which lost Crimea to Moscow
on Tuesday.
British Prime Minster David
Cameron said the two-day summit
would also focus on strengthening
Ukraines edgling government, call-
ing on the 28 EU nations need to bol-
ster the new Ukrainian authorities with
political commitments and economic
Ukraines Prime Minister Arseniy
Yatsenyuk will sign a political agree-
ment Friday with EU leaders, underscor-
ing Europes commitment to the new
leadership in Kiev.
Speaking to France-24 television
from Brussels, he called the agreement
the rst big tremendous step to make
Ukraine really a part of big Europe.
We do understand that this is only
the rst step, Yatsenyuk said. But
this will pave the way to real reforms
... that my country urgently needs.
EU targets Putins inner circle
By Josh Lederman
VILNIUS, Lithuania Issuing an outright warning to
Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the
United States will respond to any
aggression against its NATO allies, as
Russias neighbors looked warily to
the escalating crisis in nearby
Standing side by side with a pair of
Baltic leaders in Vilnius, Lithuania,
Biden said the U.S. was absolutely
committed to defending its allies,
adding that President Barack Obama
plans to seek concrete commitments
from NATO members to ensure the
alliance can safeguard its collective security.
In a jab at Russia, he said the U.S. stands resolutely with
Baltic states in support of the Ukrainian people against
Russian aggression.
Russia cannot escape the fact that the world is chang-
ing and rejecting outright their behavior, Biden said,
after meeting in Vilnius with Lithuanian President Dalia
Grybauskaite and Latvian President Andris Berzins.
Bidens comments came at the close of a two-day trip to
Lithuania and Poland with a two-pronged theme: Sending
a stern message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that
the U.S. wont abide Russian intervention in Ukraine, and
reassuring fretful NATO allies that the U.S. and others will
come to their defense if necessary.
Were in this with you, together, Biden said.
Amid the tough talk from Biden and the Baltic leaders,
Russias annexation of Crimea was increasingly looking
like a foregone conclusion.
Warning to Russia, Biden
says U.S. will defend allies
Frances President Francois Hollande holds a news conference at a European Union
leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium.
Joe Biden
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
n response to a man who
was recently videoed
crossing the train tracks
and narrowly missed being hit
by an oncoming train in
Redwood City, Cal trai n will
host a virtual townhall to dis-
cuss safety initiatives, behav-
iors near tracks and answer ques-
tions. Li fe on the Li ne
Reddit Ask Me Anyt hi ng
wi th Cal trai n discussion
will be held 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
April 1. The link to the discus-
sion wont be live until the day
of the virtual townhall, but par-
ticipants can sign up for notifi-
cations through Caltrains face-
book page at
Rory Wal s h, interim direc-
tor of San Mateos
Communi ty Devel opment
Depart ment, will be stepping
down next week. As s i s t ant
Ci ty Manager Matt
Bro ns o n will serve as interim
director until the city hires a
permanent one. The Ci t y
Counci l will begin to inter-
view candidates in the coming
More than 200 area volunteers
and residents of the North Fair
Oaks community are joining
forces Friday, March 21, to give
area kids the childhood they
deserve by building a new play-
ground at Fri endshi p Park.
The design is based on chil-
drens drawings created at a spe-
cial design event in January.
The ribbon cutting ceremony
takes place at 2:30 p.m. at
Friendship Park, 2914
Huntington Ave. in Redwood
With San Franciscos
Batkid in mind, San Brunos
own Batman, Harry Potter
and the villain, Bruno the
Bandi t, will be coming to town
March 22.
Come out and cheer on the
superheroes as they battle the
notorious Bandit who is plot-
ting a series of diabolical mis-
chief in San Bruno. Events will
take place at the Seni or
Center, 1555 Crystal Springs
Road, at 10:15 a.m.,
Capuchi no Hi gh School s
baseball field, 1501 Magnolioa
Avenue at 10:30 a.m.,
Tanforan Mal l Pol i ce Pl aza
(outside of the food courts near
BART) at 11 a.m. and at San
Bruno City Park at 11:45 a.m.
where there will be a barbeque to
honor the superheroes, cancer
survivors and caregivers.
The event is being put on by
San Bruno Relay for Li f e.
Vi si t
for more information. All are
CASA of San Mateo
Count y was awarded $45,000
from The 100 Women
Chari tabl e Foundati on t o
further its goal of pairing more
foster children on its waitlist
with a caring, community vol-
unteer. By providing mentoring
and advocacy, CASA volunteers
make certain these abused and
neglected children are not for-
gotten in an overburdened child
welfare system that is difficult
to navigate.
The Burl i ngame
Recreati on Centers creative
corner class has organized a
charity sale. The students and
instructors artwork are on dis-
play in the Lobby Gal l ery of
the Burlingame Recreat i on
Depart ment at 850 Burlingame
Ave. Rachels creative corner
class, which has students rang-
ing in age from 5-15 years old,
will be contributing the money
earned from the sale to the
UNICEF charity. The communi-
ty is invited to stop by the
recreation center and see the
classes art work is on display
for the month of March.
The Reporters Notebook is a weekly
collection of facts culled from the
notebooks of the Daily Journal staff.
It appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters notebook
By Scott McDonald
and Kristen Gelineau
Search planes ew out of Australia
on Friday to scour rough seas in
one of the remotest places on
Earth for objects that may be from
the missing Malaysia Airlines
In what one ofcial called the
best lead of the nearly 2-week-
old aviation mystery, a satellite
detected two large objects oating
off the southwest coast of
Australia about halfway to the des-
olate islands of the Antarctic.
The area in the southern Indian
Ocean is so remote is takes aircraft
longer to y there four hours
than it allows for the search.
The discovery raised new hope
of nding the vanished jet and sent
another emotional jolt to the fam-
ilies of the 239 people aboard.
A search Thursday with four
planes in cloud and rain found
nothing, and Australian authori-
ties said early Friday efforts were
resuming with the rst of ve air-
craft a Royal Australian Air
Force P3 Orion leaving at dawn
for the area about 2,300 kilome-
ters (1,400 miles) from western
A civilian Gulfstream jet and a
second Orion were to depart later
Friday morning and a third Orion
was due to y out in the early after-
noon to scour more than 23,000
square kilometers (8,880 square
miles) of ocean.
A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon air-
craft was scheduled to leave the
base at about 4 p.m. (0600 GMT),
but like the other planes, it will
have enough fuel for only two to
three hours of search time before
returning to Perth.
A New Zealand P-3 Orion plane
took part in the unsuccessful
search Thursday, and Mike
Yardley, an air commodore with
New Zealands air force, said the
plane was forced to duck below
thick clouds and fog to a very low
altitude of 60 meters (200 feet),
hampering the operation.
But Yardley was optimistic that
the searchers will nd the objects.
We will nd it Im sure about
that piece of it. The only reason
we wouldnt nd it was that it has
sunk, he said of the large uniden-
tied object spotted by the satel-
Ive been on these missions
before when its taken a few days
to come across it, he said.
Warren Truss, Australias acting
prime minister while Tony Abbott
is overseas, told Australian
Broadcasting Corp. that weather
conditions in the search area were
poor and may get worse.
Best lead in plane search:
Two objects seen in ocean
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Good luck at Nationals!
Many local high school cheer
teams are traveling to the United
Spirit Associations National
Championship in Anaheim March 28-
30. Id like to wish good luck to the
squad that I coach, the Sequoia High
School Varsity Cheer Team, and ve
cheerleaders Danielle, Briana,
Silvia, Meg and Lily competing in
the Intermediate Group Stunt
Division. I hope you all have a per-
formance and experience youll never
forget. Good luck to all of the
Peninsula/Bay Area teams and coach-
es going to represent Woodside,
Mercy Burlingame, Notre Dame,
South San Francisco, Abraham
Lincoln and Irvington!
Stacy Morell
San Bruno
I was very disappointed to learn
that the city of San Mateo and various
individuals are still investing time
and money to shutter the San Mateo
Drive 7-Eleven (Embattled 7-Eleven
may close its doors in the March 18
edition of the Daily Journal).
People are going to toast the fact
that hard-working people who want
to work are going to lose their jobs. I
also nd it intriguing that when the
location was Hilltop Market, owned
by individuals for numerous years, no
one had a problem with that. Hilltop
Market sold alcohol while 7-Eleven
does not. Ive shopped there many
times and never experienced the
unpleasantries Ive heard described by
various neighbors. Its too bad the
personal agendas of a few have to
affect the lives of many.
Jeff Pink
I have a dream too
Awise man once said that he had a
dream that his four little children
would one day live in a nation where
they would not be judged by the color
of their skin but by the content of
their character. I thought of these
words when I witnessed something
quite extraordinary this week in the
California Legislature.
Great pressure was placed on the
Democratic supermajority to shelve
legislation that would have placed
afrmative action back on the ballot.
The legislation was attempting to
overturn part of Proposition 209
which passed in 1996 but was vehe-
mently opposed by various ethnic
groups. It was steamrolling right
along when suddenly it came to a
complete stop. What happened? Well
this is where it gets interesting. It
turns out that a certain minority
group felt it would greatly reduce their
childrens chances at a quality higher
education in California. For the rst
time, a minority group came out
against legislation that would allow
race to be a factor in college admis-
sions. It took this particular group to
come out against racial preference
policies before anyone in our
Legislature reconsidered the measure.
I guess its OK to discriminate
against the other guys kid, but when
it negatively affects your kid, stop
the legislation. We are either going
to be a color-blind society or we are
not. You cant have it both ways.
Think about it, how can an education
system that is greatly benetting one
minority group be failing another?
Thats the real question.
Christopher P. Conway
San Mateo
Letters to the editor
The Wall Street Journal
he damage to world order from
Vladimir Putins invasion of
Crimea will echo for years,
but one of the biggest casualties
deserves more attention: the cause of
nuclear nonproliferation. One lesson
to the world of Russias cost-free
carve-up of Ukraine is that nations
that abandon their nuclear arsenals do
so at their own peril.
This story goes back to the end of
the Cold War and the collapse of the
Soviet Union. Russias nuclear arse-
nal was spread among the former
Soviet republics that had become
independent nations. Ukraine had
some 1,800 nuclear weapons, includ-
ing short-range tactical weapons, air-
launched cruise missiles and bombers.
Only Russia and the United States had
more at the time, and Ukraines arse-
nal was both modern and highly sur-
vivable in the event of a rst strike.
The United States was rightly con-
cerned that these warheads could end
up in the wrong hands, and the
Clinton administration made control-
ling them a foreign-policy priority.
The result was the 1994 Budapest
Memorandum on Security Assurances
in which Ukraine agreed to sign the
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and
return its nuclear arsenal to Russia in
exchange for security assurances by
Russia, the United States and United
Kingdom. Those included promises to
respect Ukraines independence and
sovereignty within its existing bor-
ders, as well as refraining from threat-
ening or using force against Ukraine.
Contrast that with the current cri-
sis. President Barack Obama and
British Prime Minister David
Cameron have blasted Russia for its
clear violation of the Budapest
accord, but those U.S. and U.K. assur-
ances have been exposed as meaning-
less. That lesson isnt lost on
Ukraine, but it also wont be lost on
the rest of the world.
Had Kiev kept its weapons rather
than giving them up in return for
parchment promises, would Vladimir
Putin have been so quick to invade
Crimea two weeks ago? Its impossi-
ble to know, but its likely it would
have at least given him more pause.
Ukraines fate is likely to make the
worlds nuclear rogues, such as Iran
and North Korea, even less likely to
give up their nuclear facilities or
weapons. As important, it is likely to
make non-nuclear powers and even
close U.S. allies wonder if they can
still rely on Americas security guar-
Perhaps the greatest irony is that
President Obama has made nuclear
nonproliferation one of his highest
On present trend Obamas legacy
wont be new limits on the spread of
nuclear weapons. Instead hell be the
president who presided over, and been
a major cause of, a new era of global
nuclear proliferation.
To underscore the point, next week
Obama will travel to The Hague to
preach the virtues of nonproliferation
at his third global Nuclear Security
Summit. Also expected: Vladimir
Ukraine and nuclear proliferation
What to call the city
uch has been said about San Francisco
Chronicle writer Peter Hartlaubs recent
piece about the word Frisco when referring
to that city atop our Peninsula. Seems Hartlaub wasnt
just going against the grain, he really had something
to say!
And by the letters appearing in the Chronicle lately,
the topic, and the word itself, certainly are spark plugs
for revving up opinions. Some say one should never
ever use the nickname Frisco, others say its not so bad
since it had its origin in the Barbary Coast days.
Herb Caen, that justifi-
ably beloved columnist
from Sacramento, gave a
nod to those Barbary
Coast days when he tip-
tapped his iconic col-
umn, Dont Call It
Frisco and actually said
it was because of its
roots in those days that
the name should not be
used. The rationale was
simple, San Francisco
the name had an elegance
to it, and for him, San
Francisco was an elegant
Is it still? Sure, in
places. And also in my
memory. When I was younger, going to the city meant
going downtown. And not wearing white shoes. When
we moved down the Peninsula, going to the city still
meant going downtown. And not wearing white shoes.
That city may be no more but there are remnants, ves-
tiges like those telephone nooks you still find in some
But outside of that, its also rag-tag and strange, with
tension about newcomers from those who were new-
comers just a few years ago. Have people already for-
gotten about what the dot-com boom did to the city?
And where exactly were those who protest in front of
Google buses when the first high-tech Gold Rush sky-
rocketed rents and forced longtime residents out? Could
they not galvanize in time before the bust meant press-
board furniture with free signs on it dotted formerly
low-income areas of the city when the techies lost their
jobs and moved elsewhere?
All Im saying is that city constantly reinvents itself
while maintaining a respect for its past, and thats part
of its allure.
So is it San Francisco? Or is it Frisco? Elegant or
rough-and-tumble? Maybe a bit of both. But I, for one,
wont be calling it Frisco. Why not just call it what
everyone actually calls it? The city. And you dont even
have to capitalize the c.
Speaking of nicknames, its time to once-and-for-all
do away with the disparaging moniker Deadwood City.
Anyone who has been there lately should know the term
is quite the opposite of what is happening there. Opera
in the plaza on occasion. Abustling cinema crowd. New
restaurants. Alively Fox Theatre. And more construc-
tion activity you can shake a stick at (though I dont
suggest trying that, the county lockup is nearby and
you dont want to tempt placement there). So what do
you say? Whats the new nickname?
It was with great sadness that I learned of the recent
death of Jack Russell, longtime newspaperman and the
first president of the Peninsula Press Club, now the San
Francisco Peninsula Press Club, of which I am a board
Russell was the former editor of the San Mateo Times
in its halcyon days in the middle part of the 20th centu-
ry. At press club meetings, he always made a point to
pull me aside and register a few comments about our
coverage and reporters. He appreciated the hard work we
put in, and also recognized that we were making a go of
it here at the Daily Journal when others were failing.
His grasp of the issues we were reporting showed he
paid close attention to our coverage and I always appre-
ciated that especially from someone who had been in
the business so long.
He was dedicated to the club, knew its history and
purpose and appreciated the nuances of the craft we call
Im lucky to have known him.
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Dow 16,331.05 +108.88 10-Yr Bond 2.78 0.00
Nasdaq 4,319.29 +11.68 Oil (per barrel) 98.53
S&P 500 1,872.01 +11.24 Gold 1,328.70
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Lennar Corp., down $1.02 to $40.32
The stock stumbled despite the homebuilders rst-quarter results that
showed prots up 36 percent and a rise in new home orders.
Under Armour Inc., down 16 cents to $121.85
Analysts with Sterne Agee removed a buy rating from the apparel
makers stock after a price surge of 40 percent this year.
ConAgra Foods Inc., up 40 cents to $29.99
Quarterly prots nearly doubled during the most recent quarter after
the food company acquired private-label food maker Ralcorp.
Guess Inc., down 98 cents to $27.78
The clothing makers nancial guidance fell well below projections from
Wall Street, though most analysts remain bullish on its prospects.
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., up 45 cents to $5.20
At a European conference, the pharmaceutical company announced
positive interim results from a study of its breast cancer treatment.
The ExOne Co., down $4.35 to $39.40
The 3D printer company surprised Wall Street with a loss for the quarter
and its outlook for the year was also disappointing.
Agenus Inc., down 50 cents to $3.80
The biopharmaceutical company released ineffective study results from
its collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline on a lung cancer treatment.
The Madison Square Garden Co., down 33 cents to $58.75
Maxim analysts tempered excitement about arrival of Phil Jackson in
the Knicks front ofce, saying a turnaround will take time.
Big movers
By Steve Rothwell
NEWYORK The stock market got
a bounce on the rst day of spring.
Signs that the U.S. economy is
emerging from a winter chill drove
major stock indexes higher Thursday.
Investors were encouraged by an
increase in manufacturing and a rise in
a key index of economic indicators.
The market had slumped the day
before, when Federal Reserve Chair
Janet Yellen suggested that the central
bank could start raising interest rates
sooner than many investors had
The economy is likely to have a
good bounce in the springtime, said
Peter Cardillo, chief market econo-
mist at Rockwell Global Capital. The
market is reacting to the good eco-
nomic news.
The Standard & Poors 500 index
rose 11.24 points, or 0.6 percent, to
1,872.01. The Dow Jones industrial
average gained 108.88 points, or 0.7
percent, to 16,331.05. The Nasdaq
composite climbed 11.68 points, or
0.3 percent, to 4,319.29.
The S&P 500 came within a fraction
of a point of wiping out all of its loss-
es from a day earlier, when it dropped
11.48 points.
Stocks started the day lower, extend-
ing their losses from Wednesday, as
investors mulled comments the day
before from Yellen, who set the stage
for a possible interest rate hike by the
middle of next year. The Fed on
Wednesday also dropped its previous
position of saying it would consider
raising interest rates once the unem-
ployment rate declined to 6.5 percent.
Unemployment is currently 6.7 per-
Higher interest rates could slow the
economy by raising the cost of bor-
rowing money. That could hold com-
panies back from borrowing to
expand their businesses or discourage
consumers from taking out loans such
as mortgages. At the same time, a
decision by the Fed to raise rates
would indicate the central bank thinks
the economy is getting stronger.
The market turned higher in mid-
morning trading following news that
a measure of the U.S. economys
health rose in February by the largest
amount in three months. That sug-
gests growth will accelerate following
a severe winter.
The Conference Boards index of
leading indicators increased 0.5 per-
cent following a slight 0.1 percent
rise in January and a 0.1 percent
decline in December.
The Federal Reserve Bank of
Philadelphia said separately that man-
ufacturing rebounded in that region in
March as new orders increased.
Microsoft was among the big gain-
ers on Thursday. The software compa-
nys stock climbed $1.06, or 2.7 per-
cent, to $40.33 after analysts at
Morgan Stanley said a rumored plan to
make a version of its Ofce software
available for iPad devices could gener-
ate $1.2 billion in annual revenue.
3-D printing companies were
among the losers after ExOne reported
a fourth quarter loss late Wednesday
and said its revenue fell. ExOne slid
$4.35, or 10 percent, to $39.40.
Other 3D-printer companies, includ-
ing Stratasys and 3D Systems, also
Stocks have become more volatile
this year as Fed policy makers have
started reducing their economic stimu-
lus, and investors have fretted whether
the economy is strong enough to
maintain its recovery without the cen-
tral banks support.
The stock market is in the sixth year
of a bull market and has risen 172 per-
cent since March 2009. That rise has
been aided by the Feds stimulus,
which has strengthened the economy
by keeping interest rates low.
As the Fed cuts back on stimulus,
investors are splitting into roughly
two camps, said Omar Aguilar, Chief
Investment Ofcer at Charles Schwab.
Better news on the economy drives stocks higher
By Candice Choi
NEWYORK Gum seems as appealing as
that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these
Its not that Americans dont ever enjoy a
stick of Trident or Orbit, the two most popu-
lar brands. They just arent as crazy about
chomping away on the stuff as they once
were, with U.S. sales tumbling 11 percent
over the past four years.
No one in the industry can pinpoint a sin-
gle factor thats causing the decline the
theories include an unwillingness to shell out
$2 or more for a pack in the bad economy or
that advertising veered too far from underlin-
ing gums cavity-ghting benets. But the
biggest reason may be that people simply
have more to chew on.
From designer mints to fruit chews, candy
companies have invented plenty of other
ways to get a sugar x or battle bad breath and
anxiety. The alternatives dont come with
gums unpleasant characteristics either, like
the question of whether to spit out or gulp the
remains. Theyre also less likely to annoy
parents, co-workers or romantic interests.
You talk to someone and theyre just
chomping on gum, said Matt Smith, a 46-
year-old who lives Albany, N.Y. and hates
gum so much he refers to it only by its rst
Chew on this: Gum loses its pop
By Josh Boak
WASHINGTON Anew study documents
the bleak plight of Americans who have
been unemployed for more than six
months: Just 11 percent of them, on aver-
age, will ever regain steady full-time work.
The findings by three Princeton
University economists show the extent to
which the long-term unemployed have
been shunted to the sidelines of the U.S.
economy since the Great Recession.
The long-term jobless number 3.8 mil-
lion, or 37 percent of all unemployed
The long-term unemployed are more
than twice as likely to stop looking for a
job than to find one, according to the
paper co-written by Alan Krueger, former-
ly President Barack Obamas chief eco-
nomic adviser. And when they exit the
labor force, the long-term unemployed
tend to say they no longer want a job.
Just 11 percent of U.S. long-term unemployed find jobs
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the packages in a non-binding advisory
vote. The details were contained in a securi-
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Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Rob
Marcus is in line to receive $79.9 million,
Chief Financial Ofcer Arthur Minson Jr. is
set to get $27.1 million, Chief Technology
Ofcer Michael LaJoie would get $16.3 mil-
lion and Chief Operating Officer Philip
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Carlmont pitcher Rebecca Faulkner held Hillsdale to just one run on three hits in the Scots
3-1 win Thursday afternoon in SanMateo. It was Carlmonts PAL Bay Division opener.
By Terry Bernal
At the outset of the year, it looked like
Carlmont softball was going to walk all over
everybody this season.
With the Scots outscoring opponents 45-2
through their rst ve games, superstar left-
hander Rebecca Faulkner was clearly deal-
ing. She simply wasnt getting the opportu-
nity to lock up with opposing pitchers.
Fast forward to Carlmonts Peninsula
Athletic League Bay Division opener
Thursday and the tone had changed dramati-
cally for the Scots. In the circle though, it
was the same unappable Faulkner still
dealing, as always.
Carlmont (1-0 in Bay, 7-2 overall) scored
a dramatic comeback win 3-1 at Hillsdale
Thursday and Faulkner was the driving force.
The senior allowed just one run on three hits
with all three Knights hits coming in the
second inning.
Hillsdale has always been a top competi-
tor to us just because weve been rivals for a
long time, Faulkner said. So whenever we
come out we always give a hundred percent
because we know its going to be a tough
game no matter what.
Hillsdale (1-1, 5-1) played it tough by
jumping out to an early 1-0 lead. And for a
time it seemed Knights junior starter Tori
Pierucci was going to be untouchable. At one
point, the right-hander set down 16 of 17
batters. But it was the one batter Pierucci did-
nt retire that changed the complexion of the
After Pierucci set down 10 consecutive bat-
ters, Carlmont snapped the streak in the fth
when junior Kirra Loucks powered an oppo-
site-eld bomb to right to tie it. Then with
one out in the seventh, the Scots notched
four hits to seize the lead 3-1 in dramatic
We have a great team, Faulkner said.
They always pick me up when Im feeling
down and then they keep going. They always
have my back.
Scots make statement
By John Wawrow
BUFFALO, N.Y. Ohio State
belongs to Dayton.
The Flyers can lay claim to hav-
ing bragging rights on their big
brothers from down the road after
Vee Sanford banked in a layup with
3.8 seconds remaining to lift
11th-seeded Dayton to a 60-59
victory over sixth-seeded Ohio
State in the second round of the
NCAAtournament on Thursday.
Sanford nished with 10 points,
while Dyshawn Pierre led the
Flyers (24-10) with 12 points in a
matchup of Ohio schools separat-
ed by about 75 miles. Dayton
advances to play the winner
between third-seeded Syracuse and
14th-seeded Western Michigan in
a South Region matchup on
The Buckeyes (25-10) had one
last chance to pull out the victory,
but Aaron Crafts driving 10-foot-
er hit off the backboard and rolled
off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
Craft remained on his back in
disappointment as the Flyers
rushed to celebrate at their bench
at the other end of the court.
Sam Thompson scored 18
points and Craft added 16 for Ohio
State, which was eliminated after
one game for only the third time in
its 26 tournament appearances.
Dayton improved to 4-6 all-time
against Ohio State. And it
advances to play a weekend game
Dayton pulls off first upset
By Nathan Mollat
Three weeks into the Peninsula Athletic
League boys tennis season and its clear
Menlo-Atherton is the cream of the Bay
Division crop. Not only beating teams but
whipping them soundly.
While it appears the Bears will clinch the
PALs lone automatic bid to the Central
Coast Section playoffs, the rest of the Bay
Division is up in the air and battling for
three of the four PAL playoff spots and a
chance at the leagues second automatic CCS
bid. The fourth spot goes to the Ocean
Division champion.
M-A is a powerhouse at the top, but
everyone else is pretty even, said Aragon
coach Dave Owdom.
Owdoms Dons are one of those teams bat-
tling for the top seed in the PAL playoffs at
the end of the season. Having only lost to
M-A in league play, the Dons appear to be
one of the teams to beat.
Mills took its shot at Aragon Thursday in
San Mateo and the Dons showed just how
strong they are with a 6-1 victory over the
Were pretty strong at the moment. This
is our best lineup, Owdom said. We
havent had our full lineup play together.
Aragon (5-1 PAL Bay) dominated the dou-
bles matches, sweeping all three with rela-
tive ease. The No. 1 tandem of Landers
Ngirchemat and Alex Ilyin lost only one
game in nishing off their opponents in
about 50 minutes, 6-1, 6-0.
Landers and Alex have played very well,
Owdom said. Landers is a special doubles
The Dons other two doubles teams
Tony Wang and Sameer Jain, and Fabio
Gallardo and Raayan Mohtashemi also
won in straight sets, combining to lose
only seven games between them.
Mills coach Scott Selig, in his 25th sea-
son coaching the Vikings, knew his team
would struggle in the doubles matches. He
said his singles players are much better than
his doubles.
Aragon is too
much for Mills
See TENNIS, Page 14
See SCOTS, Page 14
See XXX, Page XX
Defending Bay Division champs knock off main rival Hillsdale, 3-1
By Tim Booth
SPOKANE, Wash. Those kids
from Harvard are getting a passing
grade when it comes to the rst
game of the NCAAtournament.
Ask New Mexico last year. Ask
Cincinnati now.
Siyani Chambers scored 11
points, including ve straight in
the nal two minutes, and 12th-
seeded Harvard won its second
NCAAtournament game in history,
upsetting Cincinnati 61-57
Wesley Saunders led the Crimson
(27-4) with 12 points as Harvard
proved last years upset of New
Mexico as a 14 seed was no uke.
The Crimson became the rst Ivy
League school with NCAA tourna-
ment wins in consecutive years
since Princeton in 1983-84. They
will play either Michigan State or
Delaware in the third round.
Harvard does it again
No. 11 Dayton 60, No. 6 Ohio State 59
No. 12 Harvard 61, No. 5 Cincinnati 57
See DAYTON, Page 16 See HARVARD, Page 16
Friday March 21, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Terry Bernal
After a freak injury to Palo Alto
baseball sophomore Laurence Han
March 15 at Carlmont High, the fol-
low-up examination received
Monday was positive, according to
Vikings manager Erick Raich.
Han was struck in the eye while
batting with a ball he fouled off dur-
ing the fourth inning of Palys 7-2
victory over the Scots. It was a
strange play in that the ball struck
Han directly off the bat. It isnt
uncommon for batted balls to
bounce straight down and ricochet
off the ground or plate and then hit a
batter. But Hans injury occurred
with the ball glancing off the top of
the bat causing it to strike him
Hes good, Raich said. No sur-
gery needed. Were looking at a cou-
ple weeks to get him back. Hes not
going to catch right away but he can
DH for us.
Han was diagnosed with two
minor breaks of the orbital bone
Saturday. According to Raich, the
scare was that pieces of bone could
get into the eye and, in a worst-case
scenario, cause blindness. It was
conrmed Monday that Han is out of
(Hes got) a little blurry vision,
Raich said. Hes actually champing
at the bit to get back.
Serving as the backup catcher for
the Vikings this season, Han was
serving in his second start of the
year behind the dish Saturday. Paly
is relying on senior Austin Kron
currently hitting .300 with ve dou-
bles to catch all the innings until
Han returns. In the interim, Paly
would utilize sophomore rst base-
man Owen Plambeck or sophomore
pitcher Ellis OBrien behind the
plate if necessary.
Palo Alto catcher fine
after frightening eye
injury over weekend
Carlmonts Kyle Ramos, left, cant quite catchSanMateos Andy Fein on the nal leg of the 4x100 relay.
By Janie McCauley
SAN FRANCISCO Bruce Miller recalls
springtime three years ago when 49ers run-
ning backs coach Tom Rathman called to
inquire whether he might be up for a position
change. Defense to offense.
The answer was simple: of course he would.
Miller wanted his best chance to contribute in
the NFLas soon as possible.
You know me, I didnt care if it was offense,
defense or special teams, Miller said. That
was exciting to know I was on their radar.
Now, that well-timed switch has helped
Miller earn some job stability.
He signed a three-year contract extension
with San Francisco on Thursday, ensuring the
team can keep a key member of its running
game through the 2017 season.
The do-everything Miller was lost for the
season Dec. 15 with a left shoulder blade injury
sustained during a win at Tampa Bay and his
absence left a huge void. San Francisco great-
ly missed his contributions the rest of the way
before losing to the even-
tual Super Bowl champion
and rival Seattle Seahawks
in the NFC title game.
Miller had a tough time
using the arm after the
game. He took a hard hit
from Buccaneers safety
Keith Tandy after a 10-yard
catch midway through the
fourth quarter.
He has been training and rehabbing at 49ers
headquarters and is ready for a full offseason
program with his teammates.
Its going great. I had a complete, full,
healthy recovery, Miller said. Its looking
good. Ill be completely ready and 100 percent
come April 21 and have a great offseason. Im
a full participant right now. If we were to start
today Id be ready to go.
The 26-year-old Miller has been a key
blocker for 1,000-yard rusher Frank Gore, and
Miller had 25 catches for 243 yards along with
seven carries for 13 yards last season. He
worked to convert from college defensive end
to NFLfullback. Gore has long credited Miller
with allowing him to break big gains.
Bruce is a hard-working, dedicated young
player that has done an outstanding job for us,
both on and off the eld, 49ers general man-
ager Trent Baalke said. He is one of those
players that contributes a lot more to the team
and to the community than he gets credit for,
yet wouldnt have it any other way. We are
pleased that Bruce has chosen to extend his
stay with the 49ers.
During the 2011 season as a rookie, Miller
caught the 49ers lone touchdown in a 19-11
win at Washington and emerged as a feel-good
story in coach Jim Harbaughs rst season.
Harbaugh has appreciated Miller from Day
Especially considering Miller was open to
the idea of converting from defensive end to
fullback. The move gave him a regular job with
the 49ers.
Its denitely been a long journey and a lot
of hard work, but its been a blast. I couldnt
have planned it out any better for me, Miller
said. Three years as a part of this organiza-
tion, I couldnt ask for anything more. Excited
for whats to come.
Miller was a dominant defensive end for
Central Florida, earning Conference USA
Defensive Player of the Year honors while
becoming the schools all-time sacks leader
with 36.
Ive had so much help, especially when I
rst came in, transitioning to offense, Miller
said. Him having the condence of putting
me out on the eld and letting me play that rst
year was big.
While Miller has quietly emerged support-
ing Gore and the running backs in so many
ways, he has become one of the players the
Niners count on most.
San Francisco has increased his role and load
each season, and he would love to take on even
For me, its wanting to denitely just be a
part and do whatever I can to help our offense
be successful. Every year its been evolving
and more on my plate, Miller said.
Hopefully, more additions and a little more
playing time for me.
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The Gators, which got shelled Wednesday
by Menlo School, rebounded with a shutout
win over the Tigers Thursday.
SHP (1-1 PAL Bay, 5-4 overall) scored
four runs on just two hits, taking advantage
of a pair of Terra Nova errors.
The Gators scored three runs in the bot-
tom of the rst inning and that was enough
for starting pitcher Will Johnston, who
threw a complete-game two hitter.
Cole March, Chris Lee and JR Hardy each
had an RBI for SHP.
Jacob Martinez had two of the three hits
for Terra Nova (0-1, 2-4).
South City 7, Westmoor 2
The Warriors improved to 4-0 in PALLake
Division with the win over the Rams
David Perez went the distance in picking
up the win for South City (4-0 PAL Lake, 6-
8 overall), surrendering two runs on nine
hits while striking out nine.
Tyler Keahi paced the Warriors offense,
going 1 for 2 with a two-run double in the
third inning. Carlos Solis and James Felix
also doubled in the win.
Westmoor falls to 0-2 in league play, 0-4
Aragon 7, Sequoia 1
The Cherokees (1-1 in Bay, 7-1-1 over-
all) were dealt their rst loss of the year.
After Sequoia took a 1-0 lead in the rst,
Aragon (1-1, 6-3) scored one in the third to
tie it before taking the lead in the fourth.
Aragon right-hander Kevin Hahn made his
first pitching appearance of the season
since returning from boys basketball berth
in the Nor Cal tournament. The senior
hurled a scoreless seventh to close out the
Menlo-Atherton 1, South City 0
Lili Huertas second-inning, RBI single
drove in the games only run as the Bears
opened PALOcean Division play with a vic-
tory over the Warriors.
Huerta nished with two hits for M-A(1-0
PAL Ocean, 4-4 overall), while Tanya Lazar
was 3 for 3 with two doubles for the Bears.
Lazar had three hits over the last six games
combined before breaking out Thursday.
M-Apitcher Emily Katz made that one run
stand, pitching a complete game, scattering
four hits while striking out eight.
Emily Cotla was the tough-luck loser for
South City (0-1, 2-3). Cotla allowed just six
hits while also striking out eight for the
Notre Dame-Belmont 6, St. Francis 5
After trailing the entire game, the Tigers
scored ve runs in the bottom of the sev-
enth inning to tie the game, then pushed
across the game winner in the bottom of the
eighth to stun the Lancers Thursday in
Its the third win in a row for Notre Dame
(3-0 WCAL, 4-3 overall)
Freshman Marina Sylvestri paced the
Tigers offense, going 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Sophomore Sophia Reyes was 2 for 4 with a
double for the Tigers as well.
Lindsay Mifsud, a junior pitcher, picked
up the win Notre Dame, striking out 10.
Jodi Hinojosa had a monster game for St.
Francis (0-2, 2-2), going 2 for 3 with a
home run and four runs driven in.
Capuchino 3, Aragon 2
Karina Chavarria drilled a three-run homer
to right to lead the Mustangs (1-0 in Bay, 8-
4 overall) to victory in their PAL Bay
Division opener against the visiting Dons
(1-1, 2-2). Rafaela Dade tabbed the com-
plete-game victory to improve her record to
8-3. Since scoring 22 runs in two non-
league games to open the season, Aragon
has scored just two runs over two losses in
Bay Division play.
Woodside 3, Burlingame 0
Christina Patton hurled a two-hit shutout
to lead the Wildcats (2-0 in Bay, 7-7 over-
all) to their fourth straight win. Woodside
senior Stephanie Schoeld scored on an
ineld error in the rst to give the Wildcats
the lead and they never looked back. The
shutout is the fourth of the season for
Boys tennis
Menlo-Atherton 7, San Mateo 0
The Bears ran their record to 7-0 in
Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division
play with the sweep of the Bearcats
Scott Morris at No. 1 singles, along with
the No. 2 doubles team of Reed Fratt and
Noah Milman, and the No. 3 doubles team
of Danny LaPorte and Zach Novak, all won
in straight set 6-0, 6-0.
San Mateos Phalgun Krishna, despite
losing in straight sets, put up a fight
against Axel Brenner at No. 2 singles.
Brenner won the rst set 6-0 but was pushed
by Krishna in the second set, ultimately
prevailing 7-5.
Track and eld
Carlmont 281.5, San Mateo 195.5
The Scots varsity teams scored a clean
sweep in their PAL Bay Division opener at
San Mateo. Carlmont rst-year head coach
Louis Schuman takes over for long-time
coach Brett Cottong. Schuman is coming
off a two-year stint working as an assistant
coach for the Mercy-SF girls soccer squad.
Burlingame boys 86, Carlmont boys 83
Burlingame girls 106, Carlmont girls 64
The Panthers boys took down the defend-
ing PAL Bay Division champion Scots with
a dramatic nish in the 400 freestyle relay.
With the meet on the line, Burlingames
relay team of Alessio Iacovone, Ernie
Ribera, Justin Fasano, and George Popovic
won third place in the finale event as
Popovich held off Carlmonts Nico
Camerino to seal the win. The Lady
Panthers cruised to victory with star senior
Leah Goldman winning the 200 individual
medley and the 100 free.
College baseball
Caada 13, Hartnell 6
The Colts pounded out 16 hits en route to
scoring in six different innings. Freshman
cleanup hitter Chris Miguel was 4 for 4 with
three RBIs and a pair of doubles. Caadas
Joe Marucci earned the win to improve to 2-
1. With the win, the Colts (7-3 in Coast
Pacic, 13-6 overall) stay one game back of
Ohlone and Cabrillo (tied) in the Coast
Pacic Conference race after Ohlone wal-
loped Skyline 17-1.
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Aragons depth is good all the way
through, Selig said. We have this group
(singles, who are good) and that group (dou-
bles). Our two (PAL) wins have been singles
sweeps. Were competitive in all our sin-
gles. We just have to work on our doubles.
Mills (2-5, 5-6) proved to be a bit tougher
in the singles matches, but Aragon proved it
is the better team, winning three of the four
singles matches.
Isaac Wang, the Dons No. 2 singles play-
er, took care of Kevin Reyes, 6-3, 6-2.
Mathew Fowler, at No. 4 singles, also won
his match in straight sets over Zach Wong,
6-2, 6-2.
Mills Jeff Liu put up a ght at No. 3 sin-
gles, but Aragons Jonathon Liu prevailed
in three sets, 6-4, 4-6 and 10-7 in a super
Our singles players are all pretty even,
Owdom said.
Mills lone win came at No. 1 singles,
where James Tanjutco topped Devon
Hughes, 6-2, 6-4.
Selig believes his team would be in much
better shape if not for the last-minute defec-
tion of two key players who decided not to
come out for the team.
I would have given us a good shot at get-
ting back to the PAL playoffs (this season).
We havent been there in quite a few years,
Selig said. But two seniors, No. 4 and 5 on
our ladder, decided not to come out (this sea-
That being said, Selig believes his team
can still make a run at a PALplayoff berth if,
in the second half of the season, the
Vikings can reverse some first-half out-
We might be able to have a shot if we can
turn some of these matches around (in the
second half of the season), Selig said.
Continued from page 11
The game-winning rally was almost a rally
that wasnt. Hillsdale played an outstanding
defensive game, with junior shortstop
Meagan Wells ashing the range and the arm
throughout. She kept the Scots off the base
paths to the tune of six ineld assists,
including an incredibly rangy play over the
middle to end the fth.
With one out in the seventh, Wells almost
made an even more dazzling play on a ball
scorched to her left by Carlmont senior
Gabriella Pons. Wells slid to a knee and got
leather on the sharp grounder but could not
corral it. Pons went on to steal second and
move to third on a single to right by
Danielle Giuliacci. Then with two outs,
Melissa Pekarek hit a one-hopper back
towards the circle that Pierucci got a glove
on with a backhand, but the ball glanced
away allowing Pons to score the go-ahead
I thought Tori had it, Hillsdale head
coach Randy Metheany said. It wasnt that
far out of her reach. It went in her glove. It
had a little pace on it and then I think it just
kind of popped out of her palm. And then it
didnt go to one of our girls. It kind of went
to the side. I think we would have still been
able to make a play.
Jacey Phipps followed with a are to cen-
ter that Knights second baseman Eryn
McCoy ran down but also had it glance off
her glove for a base knock, plating Giuliacci
to give Carlmont a 3-1 lead.
Of Carlmonts four hits in the inning,
three of them caught leather.
Our kids had character, Carlmont head
coach Jim Liggett said. They battled back.
[Faulkner] kept us in the game. And we got
some breaks.
Following the game, Carlmont cleanup
hitter Mariko Kondo walked across the dia-
mond to give a Pierucci a playful hug. While
the two were opponents Thursday, they play
on the same West Bay Nuggets travel-ball
I hope she pitches that way in the sum-
mer, Kondo said. Because if we both do,
then I think were going to be unbeatable.
Pierucci took a three-hitter into the sev-
enth and induced 11 groundouts throughout.
I thought her location was good and her
off-speed pitches were in the zone, and [the
Scots hitters] were having trouble with it,
Matheany said. You cant fault anything
she did. I thought she was tremendous. And
Becca is tough. Shes a Division I player.
You can see it. Shes a ghter.
With the win, Faulkner who will attend
UC Riverside on a full athletic scholarship
next season improves to 3-1. The win is
her rst one-run victory of the season. And
she was appreciative of locking up in a
pitchers duel.
I think its nice to have that person to
compete with because youre kind of always
on your toes, Faulkner said. You dont
want to give up. Every pitch counts. So its
really nice to have that duel with someone
Continued from page 11
By Doug Ferguson
ORLANDO, Fla. Masters champion Adam
Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay
Hill. One majestic round with the putter
Thursday made him feel a lot better.
Scott made ve putts from about 20 feet or
longer, two of them for eagle and one of them
from off the green for birdie, and matched the
course record with a 10-under 62 to build a
three-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer
The conditions were close to perfect. So was
his work on the greens.
I made a lot of putts today, and a lot of putts
from considerable length, Scott said. I hit a
lot of nice shots, too, but it wasnt like I was
hitting it 4 feet. I had a round like this in
Australia at the end of last year in the rst six
holes, I didnt hit it outside 5 feet. Theres a lot
of different ways to get the ball in the hole. But
its good for the condence. Its what I wanted.
I sat in here yesterday and said Id like to make
some birdies and build the condence. And
today is a good start to that.
Ryo Ishikawa, who uses Bay Hill as his home
course on the East Coast, birdied the 18th for a
65. John Merrick celebrated his 32nd birthday
by reaching 8 under until a late bogey. He also
shot 65.
Both were 10 shots behind before they hit
their rst shot of the tournament.
That took the pressure off, Merrick said.
Youre already 10 shots behind, so its not like
youre protecting anything. But this isnt the
Bay Hill I remember. I dont usually play golf in
Florida without 20 mph wind.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano had his best
round of the year with a 66. Brandt Snedeker and
Paul Casey were among those at 67. They were
all but forgotten with Scotts 62 on the board.
Scott walked from the ninth green across the
practice range to the scoring trailer as one play-
er after another turned his head and asked how
low Scott went on the day. One caddie quipped,
Is there a 10-shot rule when you havent teed
It was the lowest round in 30 years at Bay
Hill. Andy Bean in 1981 and Greg Norman in
1984 are the only other players with a 62 at
Bay Hill.
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x-clinched playoff spot
Michigan St.93, Delaware 78
SPOKANE, Wash. Adreian
Payne scored a career-high 41 points
to get Michigan State off to a solid
start in the NCAAtournament.
Payne, a 6-foot-10 senior, scored
12 straight points in the rst half to
help the fourth-seeded Spartans (27-
8) to an 18-point lead.
He set an NCAAtournament record
by making all 17 of his free throws
and broke the programs tournament
scoring record, set previously by
Greg Kelser in 1979.
Devon Saddler had 21 points and
Davon Usher added 20 for the 13th-
seeded Blue Hens (25-10).
Travis Trice scored 13 of his 19
points in the second half for the
UConn 89, Saint Josephs 81 OT
BUFFALO, N.Y. Shabazz Napier
shook off a miss at the second-half
buzzer to score nine of his 24 points
in overtime and lead seventh-seeded
Connecticut to a win over Saint
Josephs in the second round of the
DeAndre Daniels scored 18 while
freshman center Amida Brimah forced
overtime by completing a three-
point play in the nal minute for
UConn (27-8). The Huskies won
their rst tournament game under
coach Kevin Ollie, who took over
two years ago after Jim Calhoun
stepped down due to health issues.
With the game tied at 70 entering
overtime, Daniels opened the scor-
ing by completed a three-point play
with 3:47 left during a 5-minute peri-
od the Huskies never trailed.
Langston Galloway scored 25
points for Saint Josephs (24-10).
The Hawks wore down because of a
lack of depth, and then lost their top
forward Halil Kanacevic, who fouled
out early into overtime.
Syracuse 77,
Western Michigan 53
BUFFALO, N.Y. Syracuses
backcourt of Trevor Cooney and Tyler
Ennis combined for 34 points and the
Orange defense clamped down.
Western Michigan (23-10), the
Mid-American Conference champi-
on, had won 14 of 16 games and was
in the NCAAtournament for the rst
time in a decade.
The third-seeded Orange (28-5)
forced 11 turnovers in the opening
half and scored 13 points off them in
running out to a double-digit lead
before the midpoint of the period.
Cooney led the Orange with 18
points, hitting 4 of 8 from beyond
the arc, and Ennis had 16 points and
six assists with one turnover.
The Orange used an 18-4 spurt over
10 minutes to take control and led 40-
21 at halftime.
Shayne Whittington and Tucker
Haymond led Western Michigan with
11 points apiece.
Pittsburgh 77, Colorado 48
ORLANDO, Fla. Talib Zanna
scored 16 of his 18 points in the
opening half, helping ninth-seeded
Pittsburgh build a 28-point lead.
The Panthers (26-9) shot 51 per-
cent and played stiing defense.
Colorado (23-12) was eager to
make amends for an early exit from
the tournament a year ago, but had no
answers for the 6-foot-9 Zanna. The
Pitt center made six of seven shots in
the rst half, and the Panthers didnt
have any difculty nishing off the
overwhelmed Buffaloes.
Josh Scott led the eighth-seeded
Buffaloes with 14 points, however
Colorado couldnt overcome a subpar
performance from Askia Booker.
Florida 67, Albany 55
ORLANDO, Fla. Dorian Finney-
Smith scored 16 points, most of
them on dunks, and top-seeded
Florida used a second-half surge to
beat 16th-seeded Albany.
The Gators (33-2) showed some
vulnerability, though, while extend-
ing their school-record winning
streak to 27 games.
Coach Billy Donovans team
sleepwalked through the rst half,
swapping the lead back and forth
with the pesky Great Danes, but
Floridas bench provided a much-
needed spark.
Finney-Smith, the Southeastern
Conferences sixth man of the year,
was 6-of-10 shooting. Freshman
guard Kasey Hill, who wasnt sure he
would be able to play because of turf
toe, chipped in 10 points.
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for its second straight tournament appearance,
after going 1-1 in 2009.
It was a back-and-forth game that featured 15
lead changes, betting of two schools that
feature numerous connections.
Dayton coach Archie Miller spent two sea-
sons at Ohio State working under Thad Matta.
And Flyers guard Jordan Sibert left the
Buckeyes two years ago and transferred to
The Flyers took a 58-57 lead with 26.3 sec-
onds remaining when Pierre hit all three free
throws after being fouled in the left corner by
Shannon Scott.
The Buckeyes regained the lead on Crafts
driving reverse layup with 15.5 seconds left.
After Dayton took a timeout with 10.8 sec-
onds remaining, they inbounded the ball and
worked it to Sanford on the right wing.
Driving the lane without hesitation, he laid in
a shot from about 4 feet away.
Sanford is one of two Flyers with tourna-
ment experience. He transferred to Dayton
after previously playing at Georgetown.
Sibert is the other after making two appear-
ances with the Buckeyes.
Devin Oliver scored 11 points for Dayton,
while Pierre led with eight rebounds.
The Buckeyes season comes to an abrupt
end after the team got off to a 15-0 start. Ohio
State instead stumbled down the stretch in
splitting its nal 20 games.
The Flyers, meanwhile, continued their roll.
Since enduring a 1-5 slump, Dayton has
improved to 11-2 in its past 13 games.
The Flyers surged to a 43-35 lead on Kendall
Pollards drive, before the Buckeyes leaned on
their stiing defense to mount a comeback.
Ohio State capitalized on four Dayton
turnovers to go on a 10-0 run capped by
Thompsons rebound of Crafts miss with
10:23 remaining.
Neither team was capable of pulling away
after that.
There was very little separating the teams
during a rst half that had seven lead changes
and ended with Dayton ahead 33-30. Matt
Kavanaugh was the difference as the Buckeyes
defense had difculty containing him in the
paint. Kavanaugh scored all his nine points in
the rst 20 minutes, and picked up the slack
on offense after Sibert was forced to sit for 7
minutes in after picking up his second foul.
Continued from page 11
Harvard never trailed after the opening
moments. They played with condence and
scrap against the No. 5 seed Bearcats, who
shared the American Athletic Conference regular
season title. Sean Kilpatrick led seed Cincinnati
(27-7) with 18 points, but the Bearcats failed to
win a tournament game for the second straight
There was a reason Harvard was a popular
upset pick. Even President Barack Obama had
the Crimson taking out the Bearcats.
The reason: defense and balance. All ve
starters averaged in double gures for the season
and that balance was needed against
Cincinnatis aggressive defense. Laurent
Rivard, the Crimsons 3-point specialist, n-
ished with 11 points, while Steve Moundou-
Missi and Brandyn Curry both scored nine.
Harvard also improved to 15-0 this season
when holding its opponent to 60 points or less.
They entered the tournament with the 13th best
scoring defense in the country. That defense
helped overcome a shaky performance at the
free throw line where Harvard was 17 of 28.
Cincinnati had its chances. Justin Jackson
nished with 13 points and 11 rebounds, but the
Bearcats shot only 37 percent and missed a num-
ber of shots around the rim.
Harvard withstood the early second-half push
from the Bearcats. Jacksons dunk while being
fouled and subsequent free throw pulled
Cincinnati within 42-39 and Titus Rubles driv-
ing layup later trimmed the margin to 45-43.
The Crimson then forced turnovers on three
straight Bearcatspossessions. Saunders ipped
in a driving nger roll to push the lead to ve.
As Harvard went to the bench for a timeout,
Chambers grinned and coach Tommy Amaker
pumped his sts in approval.
Harvard was not going to be denied another
moment. They got second and third chances at
their own misses. They littered the oor
scrounging for loose balls.
Cincinnati went more than ve minutes with-
out scoring.
But the Bearcats fought back and cut the lead
to one before Chambers stepped up. He hit a
pullup 17-footer with 1:57 left for a 56-53 lead.
Kyle Casey then drew an offensive foul against
Kilpatrick with 1:33 left.
Chambers hit a trio of free throws in the nal
minute and Saunders sealed it hitting a pair with
11 seconds left, setting off the celebration.
Continued from page 11
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By Brendan P. Bartholomew
The GMC Terrain shows how a powerful
engine and macho styling can inform your
relationship with a vehicle. When youre
behind the wheel, you cant see the Terrains
huge fender ares and imposing grille, but
you know theyre there, and they can make
you feel like youre piloting something
brawnier than a small crossover SUV.
The brawn provided by the optional 3.6
liter V6 underscores that feeling. Floor the
gas pedal at any speed below about 80 mph,
and youll be treated to a thrilling rush of
acceleration as the six speed automatic
transmission kicks down a gear or two.
Above 80 mph, the acceleration becomes
more linear than abrupt, but you can thunder
all the way up to 118 mph before the speed
governor kicks in.
The Terrain has been around since 2010,
but this wonderful 301 horsepower engine
was added last year, replacing a 264 horse-
power 3.0 liter V6. It transformed the vehi-
cle, shaving two seconds off the previous
V6 models 0 to 60 time. GMCs website
says 60 mph will arrive from a standing start
in 6.7 seconds, while Car & Driver maga-
zine recently got a loaded AWD Terrain
Denali to hit 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds.
The EPAsays the AWD V6 Terrain is good
for 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the
highway. Opt for the FWD model and each
gure increases by 1 mpg. Forgoing the
$1,750 AWD option might seem out of step
with the Terrains rugged image, but its
worth noting that the system lacks a 4WD
lock mode for use on soft surfaces, and the
Terrain isnt designed for heavy off-road use.
Fuel economy improves with the base 2.4
liter four cylinder engine, but this option
should only be considered by motorists who
absolutely do not care about acceleration.
The Daily Journal didnt have an opportuni-
ty to drive the four-cylinder model, but that
same engine is a tepid performer in the
Chevrolet Malibu, which weighs a lot less
than the base Terrains 3,853 pounds. AWD
four cylinder Terrains are rated at 20 mpg
city and 29 mpg highway, while FWD four
cylinder models earn EPAratings of 22 mpg
city and 32 mpg highway.
Some members of the unofcial GMC
Terrain Owners & Fans Facebook group
have raved about the four cylinder models
fuel economy, but others have lamented its
lack of power, especially on steep grades.
Drivers needing four-cylinder frugality
might be better served buying a Honda CR-
V, which has more horsepower, yet weighs
several hundred pounds less than the base
Some members of the Terrain Facebook
group have also complained about the need
for various repairs that were unexpected, but
covered under warranty. Examples include an
owner of a 2013 V6 model with a leaking
rear-end seal, and more than one owner
whose air conditioning kept intermittently
stopping and starting. However, based on
extensive surveys of owners, J.D. Power and
Associates give the Terrain a predicted relia-
bility score of about average. Given that
cars and trucks in general are far more reli-
able than they were in bygone decades, a
merely average score probably translates
into trouble-free motoring for most owners.
When it comes to avoiding trouble on the
road, the Terrains behavior during high-
speed, emergency lane-change maneuvers is
commendable. You might expect a vehicle
this tall and heavy to exhibit wallowing
body-roll when you abruptly swerve from
one lane to another, but youd be wrong.
The Terrain also has lane-departure and
collision-avoidance alarms, both of which
are tied to a camera in front of the rear-view
mirror. Drive the Terrain enough, and youll
occasionally get a false positive from the
collision alarm, but this doesnt happen
very often. The system is supposed to warn
you when youre following too closely
behind another vehicle, but during the Daily
Journals testing, triggering the tailgating
warning proved difcult. The system has
three distance settings, but even when set to
require the maximum following distance, it
usually refused to sound the alarm, even
when the rear bumpers of other cars were
approached with frightening speed.
GMC spokeswoman Kelly Wysocki said
the system takes various factors into
account, including the relative speeds of
both vehicles, so its possible that under
certain circumstances, the system is too
smart to be fooled into thinking a rear-end
collision is imminent.
Far more useful, and less puzzling, is the
Terrains back-up camera. Shift into reverse,
and the touch-screen on the standard info-
tainment system presents a sh-eyed view
of whats behind you. The system even rec-
ognizes other parked cars, and superimposes
an on-screen warning icon over any car that
it thinks youre coming close to backing
into. Theres also an audible warning that
increases in frequency as you get closer to
hitting something.
The Terrain is strictly a ve-passenger
vehicle, so if you need three-row, eight-pas-
senger seating, youll have to step up to the
larger (yet less powerful) GMC Acadia, or
look at some of GMCs competitors. The
Terrains back seat does have the ability to
slide forward to increase cargo capacity at
the expense of rear passenger legroom.
Naturally, the rear seat can also be folded at
for maximum hauling ability. So congured,
the Terrain boasts 63.9 cubic feet of cargo
Wysocki said that although GMC is cur-
rently announcing changes to its various
trucks and SUVs for the 2015 model year, it
has yet to announce any major changes for
the Terrain. Besides the more powerful V6,
the other big news last year was the addition
of a Denali trim package, which adds leather
and faux-wood surfaces to the interior, as
well as various chrome and electronic doo-
Curiously, the build-and-price tool on
GMCs website doesnt list a price for the
Denali package. However, one Bay Area
GMC dealers website shows an AWD V6
Denali as being in stock, with an MSRP of
$41,020. Given that an AWD V6 Terrain
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By Jocelyn Noveck
If you have a kid of a certain age
especially a girl, preteen or
thereabouts then you know the
young-adult entertainment message
of choice these days:
Youre you, and nobody else.
Dont let them dene you. Dont let
them put you into one of their neat
little slots. Youre unique. And
youre gonna show the world. You
go, girl!
So its no surprise that this is the
message of Divergent, the latest
young adult blockbuster-in-wait-
ing. Its also no surprise that the
emerging young star Shailene
Woodley delivers a crucial dose of
humility, sensitivity and intelli-
gence in this showcase role. And
its no surprise, either, that she gen-
erates nice chemistry with her
rather absurdly good-looking co-
star, Theo James.
Film doesnt diverge enough
By Jessica Herndon
LOS ANGELES The produc-
ers of the young-adult, sci-fi adap-
tation Divergent are fine with
comparisons to The Hunger
Games. Just dont hold them to a
$150 million opening.
Wed be crazy not to be happy
about the comparisons, producer
Doug Wick said in a recent inter-
view. The downside is people hav-
ing ridiculous expectations.
Divergent producers mixed on
Hunger Games comparisons
See DIVERGENT, Page 20
See COMPARE, Page 20
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Damaris Divito plays Diana, and Ross Neuenfeldt plays Max.
By Judy Richter
Misunderstandings abound, and so do the
laughs in Hillbarn Theatres production of
Lend Me a Tenor.
Ken Ludwigs farce takes place in a
Cleveland hotel suite in 1934. Tito Merelli
(Ron Lopez Jr.), the operatic equivalent of a
rock star, is scheduled to sing the title role in
Verdis Otello for the Cleveland Grand
Opera Company that night.
Hes late, so the companys manager,
Saunders (Craig Lewis), and his assistant,
Max (Ross Neuenfeldt), are beyond worried.
When Tito and his volatile wife, Maria
(Nicole Martin), nally do arrive, hes tired
and upset. Rather than go to rehearsal, he
wants to take a nap.
He inadvertently downs a potent dose of
Phenobarbital along with wine and falls into
a deep sleep. In the meantime, Maria has left
him an unsigned farewell note. When
Saunders and Max nd it next to the unre-
sponsive Tito, they believe he has commit-
ted suicide.
Theyre left with a dilemma. Do they can-
cel the show or go ahead with the no-name
The unassuming, dweeby Max, an aspiring
opera singer, volunteers to assume Titos
identity and sing in his place.
While all this was transpiring, a parade of
Titos fans has stopped by, hoping to meet
him. First theres Maggie (Elspeth Noble),
Saunders daughter and Maxs would-be girl-
Also appearing are Diana (Damaris
Divito), the soprano playing Desdemona;
Julia (Mary Moore), chairman of the
Cleveland Opera Guild; and even a bellhop,
Frank (Michael Sally). The women would
like to seduce him, while Frank just wants
his photo and an autograph.
Things get really complicated after every-
one has left for the opera house. Tito awak-
ens from his stupor, dons his extra costume
and rushes off to the opera house.
Afterward, both Max and Tito return to the
hotel unbeknownst to each other. From then
on, theres one hilarious misunderstanding
after another.
No farce would be complete without plenty
of doors for one person to hide behind when
another shows up. The set by Kuo-Hao Lo
successfully serves that purpose. Likewise,
Hunt Burdicks direction has honed the slam-
ming of those doors to a ne edge.
Because its so silly, farce might seem
easy, but it requires split-second timing,
which the Hillbarn cast has mastered.
Likewise, farce requires an astute director
like Burdick, who mines the play for maxi-
mum humor without letting things get out of
The sound design by Jon Hayward features
a pleasant mix of familiar operatic selec-
tions and popular tunes from the time.
Costumes by Mae Heagerty-Matos generally
reect the times except for the cut of Maxs
business suit. On the other hand, the
womens dresses are impressive.
The cast is solid, especially Neuenfeldt as
Max and Lewis as Saunders. As Maggie,
Noble is inclined to overact or become
Overall, however, this is a well done,
highly entertaining production. It continues
at Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd.,
Foster City, through March 30. For tickets
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Based on Veronica Roths best-selling YA
novel, Divergent hits theaters Friday,
with a projected domestic gross of about
$60 million on its opening weekend. Thats
a lot less than the $152.5 million The
Hunger Games made in its 2012 domestic
We want to be our own movie, said pro-
ducer Lucy Fisher. The comparisons are
great, but you cant say you will duplicate a
phenomenon. We always saw this creative-
l y, as a movie with a very different hero-
Divergent is set in a dystopian future in
Chicago, where everyone is divided into
factions based on their virtues. The story
follows 16-year-old Tris (Shailene
Woodley), who chooses to leave her group
for another. The lm features a cast of stars-
to-be, including Theo James, Miles Teller
and Jai Courtney, as well as veterans Kate
Winslet and Ashley Judd.
For Wick and Fisher, nding a lm studio
to invest in Divergent meant enduring a
number of rejections before sealing a deal
with Lionsgate and subsidiary Summit
There was no readership yet, so no one
wanted to do it, said Wick, noting their
pitch came before Roths sci- book hit
shelves in April 2011. But the producers
could foresee a best-seller and a potential
killer movie.
It was authentic and Veronica really
had something to say about making
tough choices, added Wick. It also
painted a great canvas.
Lionsgate, the studio behind The Hunger
Games lms, and Summit, the studio that
backed the wildly successful Twilight YA
series, took a chance on the unread
Roths books, including Divergent fol-
low-ups Insurgent and Allegiant, have
sold over 11 million copies. But high book
sales dont always lead to a movie block-
buster. Like most YAhits, a huge factor lies
in the leading lady of the lm and that
swoon-worthy leading man.
The lms producers had planned to comb
the globe in search of a young talent to play
their heroine. Our intention was to do an
exhaustive search, said Wick, who was
responsible for casting Angelina Jolie in
Girl, Interrupted. We knew about
Shailene through The Descendants, but
when we met her, she was going to do an
urban survival course where they drop you
in some part of the city, tie you up and you
have to nd your way back. She emerged
For the leading male character, Four, they
chose British actor Theo James. We wanted
someone who was manly, but also vulnera-
ble, said Fisher. We kept saying, Cant
we nd the young Paul Newman? Theo was a
complete and utter bingo.
Though the Twilight and The Hunger
Games series have sold over 100 million
books combined, the lm adaptations didnt
seem to have had as much anticipation as
Twilight caught everybody by surprise,
so the buildup was a little quieter, said Dave
Karger, chief correspondent of online ticket
provider Fandango. Now the industry and
the audience is looking for that next
Twilight or Hunger Games.
Continued from page 18
What IS surprising is that with all these
promising elements, Divergent, the rst
of three installments based on rst-time
author Veronica Roths trilogy, ultimately
feels so lackluster. For a lm predicated on
the principle that being different or
divergent is what makes you special,
Divergent just doesnt diverge enough
from the pack.
Not that this will hurt the lms chances
at the box ofce. Like The Hunger Games,
the franchise to which it will unavoidably
be compared, Divergent has a ready-made
audience of fans just waiting to ll those
seats over 11 million books have been
sold, after all.
Those book fans will have a crucial head
start. Divergent takes a good deal of time
explaining plot mechanics, but If you
already know whats happening, you can
spend more time admiring, say, those
cheekbones on James or his day-old,
dystopian stubble.
In a nutshell, Divergent, directed by
Neil Burger, takes place in a futuristic
Chicago, a bleak version indeed of the
Windy City. Half of every building seems to
be destroyed, leaving hulking shells.
Civilization is divided into ve factions,
based on human virtues: Dauntless,
Abnegation, Erudite, Amity, and Candor.
Beatrice Prior (Woodley) is born into
Abnegation. But at age 16, a citizen can
choose their own faction, at the Choosing
Ceremony. Right before, they take an apti-
tude test that tells them which faction they
t best. Beatrices results are downright
scary: She has not one virtue, but all of
them. She is divergent which makes
her dangerous.
To the distress of her parents (Ashley Judd
and Tony Goldwyn), Beatrice opts to join
Dauntless, the most courageous faction, but
also the most reckless: Pierced and tattooed,
they look like unusually t punk rockers.
Soon shes in boot camp, jumping on and
off trains (trains never seem to actually stop
in this movie) and into pits, and ghting
viciously in the ring, under the guidance of
the initially unforgiving Four (James), her
trainer. Gradually, Beatrice shes renamed
herself Tris becomes buff and strong.
But will it be enough to survive?
On top of all this, theres a political
storm brewing, led by the villainess
Jeanine Matthews, played by a blonde and
stiletto-clad Kate Winslet in one of her less
convincing performances (in a sadly under-
written role.) Matthews is the leader of
Erudite, which means shes got a killer IQ
along with those killer heels, and shes con-
vinced that Divergents are a threat to her
plan to overthrow Abnegation.
Then theres Peter, another Dauntless ini-
tiate who comes from Candor, meaning the
role is perfect for the fast-talking Miles
Teller so memorable opposite Woodley
in The Spectacular Now, but underused
Theres some entertaining action here,
but the action most teen fans may like best
involves a lip-lock as teen movie kisses
go, its a really good one between
Woodley and James.
At 143 minutes, though, the movie feels
overly long, and by the end, you may want
to hop onto one of those trains yourself and
hope it arrives somewhere a lot less grim.
But two sequels await. So theres always
Divergent, a Summit Entertainment
release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion
Picture Association of America for intense
violence and action, thematic elements and
some sensuality. Running time: 143 min-
utes. Two stars out of four.
Continued from page 18
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By Jessica Herndon
Divergent, the latest young adult
novel poised to become a block-
buster movie, meets all the criteria
for the YA genre: The movie is
adapted from a best-seller; the
story is rooted in sci-; and the cast
consists of hot, young stars-to-be.
But unlike the Twilight and The
Hunger Games series, this one was
actually written by someone under
In 2011, writer Veronica Roth
was just 22 years old when her
book hit shelves. Based on a future
dystopian society where people are
segregated by their values, her
debut landed on the New York Times
childrens best-seller list, where it
remained for 11 weeks. She fol-
lowed it up with the sequel
Insurgent and completed her tril-
ogy with Allegiant. Her books
have sold over 11 million copies.
Summit Entertainment, the same
studio behind the Twilight fran-
chise, acquired the film rights
before the rst copy of Divergent
was sold. Its been surreal, Roth
said during a recent interview.
When I found out Summit wanted
to make a movie, I was like, They
want to do what? I was really nerv-
ous, but I was relieved when it start-
ed doing well. That they were inter-
ested was really encouraging.
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo
James and Kate Winslet, the lm
opens Friday.
During an interview with The
Associated Press, Roth talked
about letting the studio take her
book and run with it, the inevitable
comparisons with The Hunger
Games and how shes grown as a
AP: The rst time you saw
the fi l m adaptati on of
Divergent, did it look the
way youd envisioned it?
Rot h: Not until I saw the shot of
the Sears Tower (now Chicagos
Willis Tower) and the characters
going into the choosing ceremony
did I really go, Oh thats really it.
I got really emotional. And I was
happy because I didnt want any
sleek or super polished future and it
does look kind of destroyed. You
cant micromanage the movie
adaptation of your book. First of
all, they wont let you. Second of
all, I didnt want to.
AP: Your stories have been
compared to writer Suzanne
Col l i ns The Hunger Games
seri es. Both focus
on heroi nes i n
dyst opi an soci-
et i es. Feel any
pressure to match
the box-ofce num-
bers of those adap-
tati ons?
Rot h: I think its a
double-edged sword. I
try not to think about
it, but I dont succeed
most of the time. The
Hunger Games did
something remark-
able. So in that sense, its a atter-
ing comparison. But you cant
hope to replicate that experience.
It was unique.
AP: What are your thoughts
on the casti ng choi ces of
Shai l ene Woodl ey as t he
character Tris and Theo James
as Four?
Rot h: (Shailene and Theo)
transported me right away. They
had great chemistry. That is what I
was most concerned about because
that has to carry the story.
AP: What was the inspira-
ti on for the story?
Roth: My freshman year of col-
lege I learned about exposure thera-
py, which is a method of treating
anxiety and phobia. Someone is
repeatedly exposed to the thing
that makes them afraid, so they
become habituated to it. I wanted to
use it in a sci- context.
AP: Writer Stephenie Meyer
was 31 when her rst book
from the Twi l i ght col l ec-
ti on came out. Suzanne
Collins was 46 when the rst
novel from her The Hunger
Games trilogy released. How
does it feel to be a young
adult generating young adult
Roth: I feel acutely aware of
how young I am. In a way that is
good. Its productive. It makes me
realize that I should be growing as
a writer and a person.
AP: How have you grown as
a writer?
Roth: I take things that I am
putting on the page more seriously
now. In the subsequent books I
thought more about violence and
young people. Its very serious.
That doesnt mean Im limiting the
content. I just handle it different.
In terms of writing skill, I think
more detail and less repetition.
AP: Does the pressure t o
produce a good fol l ow-up
weigh on you?
Roth: It depends on the day. The
only time Im able to write is when
I can let that go. Its been helpful
to have a series nished and think
that whatever I do next just gets to
exist between me and my screen for
as long as I want it to. Its a way of
coaching myself into relaxing.
AP: Have you nished your
next book?
Roth: I wrote a collection of
short stories thats coming out in
July. (The collection is told from
Fours perspective.) Its kind of a
prequel to Divergent. Im just n-
ishing them now.
Roth: A young adult novelist actually under 30
Author Veronica Roth poses at the premiere of Divergent in Los Angeles.
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copy of U.S. citizenship and residen-
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Relay for Life San Bruno. 10:15 a.m.
San Bruno Senior Center, 1555
Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. Free.
For more information go to
Storytelling performance of Tales
of Magic & Blarney by Ruth
Halpern. 11 a.m. Menlo Park City
Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St.,
Menlo Park. All ages welcome. For
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Short film by Do the
Math. 5 p.m. Reach and Teach, 144
W. 25th Ave., San Mateo. A lively
account of part of the climate sanity
movement. Free, but donations will
be accepted for
Refreshments will be served. The
event will last about an hour. For
more information call 593-7032.
Greater Tuna. 7 p.m. Aragon High
School, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas,
San Mateo. Directed by Shane Smuin.
$15 for adults and $10 for students
online, $17 for adults and $10 for stu-
dents at the door. For more informa-
tion email
Purchase tickets at www.aragondra-
Concordia University Choir
Concert. 7 p.m. Bethany Lutheran
Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Free. For more information call 854-
Matthew Kellegrew on NSA
Surveillance and the War on
Terror. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Unitarian
Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E.
Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo. Free. For
more information call 286-0332.
Chris Webster and NinaGerber in
Concert. 7:30 p.m. Half Moon Bay
Odd Fellows Hall, 522 Main St., Half
Moon Bay. Free, but optional dona-
tion to benefit the Ocean View
Lodge Scholarship Fund which pro-
vides nancial assistance to deserv-
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more information email
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Nightscapes from the British Isles.
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Brisbane. $40. For more information
Mastwerworks Chorale Carmina
Burana. 8 p.m. Hillsdale High School
Performing Arts Center, 31st Avenue
and Alameda de las Pulgas, San
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with student ID. For more informa-
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call 918-6225.
Crestmont Conservatory of Music
Gourmet Concert Series. 8 p.m.
Crestmont Conservatory of Music,
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Connor will perform, and there will
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more information call 574-4633.
Lend Me a Tenor. 8 p.m. Hillbarn
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The commission is a diverse group
and, as with their predecessors, some-
times have trouble effectively collabo-
rating, said Harbor District General
Manager Peter Grenell.
There had been in the past some
communication issues amongst the
commissioners, Grenell said. They
decided well we need to try to basical-
ly communicate better and work better
together so lets see if we can get some
assistance from outside.
The board convened for a special
meeting Wednesday, March 12 and
interviewed two facilitators but, after a
dispute as to why there wasnt a third
available candidate, it opted to post-
pone a decision and interview a third
candidate. The commission intended to
do so on Wednesdays regular meeting,
however, a packed agenda, lengthy
closed sessions and with a majority
refusing to extend the meeting past 10
p.m., it ended with the commission
further delaying its decision to seek a
Commissioners Sabrina Brennan
and Jim Tucker agree its important for
the board to work better together and
seeking help seems to be the best way
to do so.
God knows that our board, as much
as we think its good, we need help,
Tucker said. I know enough to know I
dont have all the answers and I need
help to do that.
Brennan has advocated for seeking
professional help and said she went
through a helpful state special district
program. But she is concerned to learn
the last facilitation only entailed
interviews with each individual com-
missioner and a nal report no one can
seem to nd, Brennan said.
I was thinking more in terms of
board dynamics which means learning
how to work together, with a group,
building trust, Brennan said. Id like
to see us go from a dysfunctional board
to a successful board.
Yet, after Wednesdays four-hour-
long meeting, the board didnt allot
time to interview one of the candi-
The fact that we had somebody there
waiting and we didnt even get to them,
its just awful, Brennan said. He was-
nt even allowed to speak to the board.
That was just so rude and Im embar-
rassed to be part of a board that treated
someone like that.
Tucker agreed he felt bad the board
voted to end the meeting at 10 p.m.
forgetting the candidate had been
patiently waiting to speak.
He drove from Tracy to Monterey to
us just for that meeting, so I felt like a
horses patootie, Tucker said.
Tucker said he spoke with the candi-
date, Tracy Mayor Burt Ives, after the
meeting and is now leaning toward hir-
ing him because he too is an elected
ofcial and should understand the pres-
sure the commissioners face. The other
candidates for the facilitator role are
former Belmont mayor Paul Wright
and Catherine McCracken.
In other business, the commission
voted to reinstate videotaping meet-
ings after it was suspended, approved
spending $274,515 to engage a con-
sulting rm to create a strategic busi-
ness plan and is looking at buying
Hiring a facilitator will likely be
agendized at the commissions April 2
meeting. The commission will then
interview Ives and decide who it will
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inviting in the public at a meeting.
Im not inclined to put in on
Monday nights agenda and I dont see
any compelling reason to do so,
Collins said.
Olbert said he doesnt buy either the
argument that Monday is too quick or
that staff needs to do more work. His
push for a public discussion is not over
details of a transaction, he said, but the
more basic question of whether the
city wants to do something with the
Crestview Property and if so, what?
After a number of closed session and
city meetings on the topic, Olbert said
its not as if it came as a bolt out of
the blue.
Olbert said the talk needs to happen
sooner rather than later and he doesnt
want to give off any impression the
city is violating disclosure rules by
keeping the discussion private.
The idea moved from behind doors to
the public earlier this week when Craig
Baker, superintendent of the San
Carlos Elementary School District,
sent City Manager Jeff Maltbie a
March 17 letter seeking a formal
agreement for the property exchange.
After hearing how the school meet-
ing goes, Collins said April 14 might
be the right time but, speaking on
Thursday afternoon, he just wasnt
Councilman Cameron Johnson said
he is fine with April 14 and
Councilman Bob Grassilli, like
Collins, isnt sure. Hed also like to
hear the school discussion rst and set
the item for an agenda not packed with
other lengthy or complex matters.
This isnt just a ve-minute discus-
sion, Grassilli said.
Olbert only needs one like-minded
colleague to get the item calendared so
with Johnson on board that April 14
date might stick.
Scheduling disputes aside, the coun-
cilmembers do call the idea of trading
land with the school district a poten-
tial win-win that will let the district
free up space for fourth- and fifth-
graders while creating much-needed
elds for the entire community.
However, the city also has a much
higher private developer offer on its
land which Collins said must also be
We owe it to our citizens to think
about it and consider all of our
options, he said.
Those details are part of why Collins
said the city needs to have its ducks in
a row on specics before setting a pub-
lic hearing. Residents both positive
and negative are already sending
emails about what they think the city
and school are up to, he said.
People are making assumptions
about things we havent considered
yet, he said.
Grassilli called the proposal inter-
esting but said as with all issues
involving land, the devils always in
the details and cant necessarily be
In particular, Grassilli points out
that the parcels are not exactly the
same and, based on the private offer,
not the same value.
The district land has been appraised
at about $12.9 million. The Crestview
Drive property across from Vista Park
is appraised around $13.5 million and
the city has received an offer from an
undiscovered townhouse developer to
purchase it for $18 million.
The San Carlos City Council meets 7
p.m. Monday, March 24 at City
Council, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 526535
Chung Or and Sau OR
Petitioner, Chung Or filed a petition with
this court for a decree changing name
as follows:
a) Present name: Chung Shun John Or
a) Propsed Name: John Chung Or
b) Present name: Sau Wai Donna Wan
b) Propsed Name: Donna Wan Or
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition 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 rea-
sons 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 peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on April 9, 2014
at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room , at 400 Coun-
ty 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 fol-
lowing newspaper of general circulation:
Daily Journal
Filed: 02/14/ 2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 02/13/2014
(Published, 02/28/14, 03/07/2014,
03/14/2014, 02/21/2014)
The following person is doing business
as: Taylor & Jayne Salon, 930 Ralston
Ave., BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Syd-
ney Jayne Zolezzi 2834 Sorci Dr., San
Jose, CA 95124 and Michele Taylor Mir-
assom 1860 Rosswood Dr., San Jose,
CA 95124. The business is conducted
by a General Partnership. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Sydney Zolezzi /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/04/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: 969 E Street Apartments, 1020 Cor-
poration Way #100, PALO ALTO, CA
94303 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: Richard Tod Spieker and
Catherine R. Spieker, 60 Muloberry Ln.,
Atherton, CA 94027. The business is
conducted by a Married Couple. The reg-
istrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Richard Tod Spieker /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/19/14, 03/26/14, 04/02/14, 04/09/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as:Wellesley Cresent Apartments, 141
Wellesley Crescent, REDWOOD CITY,
CA 94062 is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owners: Richard Tod Spieker and
Catherine R. Spieker, 60 Mulberry Ln.,
Atherton, CA 94027. The business is
conducted by a Married Couple. The reg-
istrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Catherine R. Spieker /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/18/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14).
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 526770
Jaron James Nimori
Petitioner, Jaron James Nimori filed a
petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Jaron James Nimori
Propsed Name: Jessica Jamie Winkler
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition 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 rea-
sons 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 peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on April 25,
2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room , 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 pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 02/28/ 2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 02/25/2014
(Published, 03/07/14, 03/14/2014,
03/21/2014, 03/28/2014)
The following person is doing business
as: Blue Line Pizza, San Carlos, 1201
San Carlos Ave., SAN CARLOS, CA
94070 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: The Pizza Alliance 5, LLC,
CA. The business is conducted by a
Limited Liability Company. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Angela Pace /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/26/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Streamlined Accounting Solutions,
415 Portofino Dr. #D, SAN CARLOS, CA
94070 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Olga Gorinoff, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on.
/s/ Olga Gorinoff /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Erector Desk, 240 Dollar Ave. Unit
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Erector Desk, LLC, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Lia-
bility Company. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Joan Van Hoy /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: 1) NorCal Delivery Services, 2)
NorCal Logistics, 211 Elm St. Apt. 302,
SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Christian
James Gomez, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Christian Gomez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/19/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Apex Microelectronic USA Co., LTD,
CO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Nano Pacific Corp.,
CA. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Sherrina Chiong/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Wellspring Healing, 274 Gateway Dr.,
PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Jodi Man-
busan, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Jodi Manbusan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 2X2 Ministries, 274 Gateway Dr., PA-
CIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby registered
by the following owners: Jesse R. Mani-
busan, and Jodi Manbusan, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by a
Husband and Wife. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Jodi Manbusan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/28/14, 03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14).
The following person is doing business
as: SM of Cosmetology and Barber
School, 37 E. 3rd Ave, SAN MATEO, CA
94401 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Grace Xu, 97 Lakewood Cir.,
San Mateo, CA 94402. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Grace Xu /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/26/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Quaternion Design, 460 Pepper Ave,
HILLSBOROUGH, CA 94010 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Jordan
William Littell, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Jordan Littell /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: The Luna Company, Inc., 224 Hill-
crest Drive, DALY CITY, CA 94014 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
The Luna Company, Inc., CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 01/01/2014.
/s/ Christina Luna /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Ed Auto Repair, 418 Victory Ave,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Edwardo Rosas 334 Lux Ave., SOUTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on .
/s/ Edwardo Rosas /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/06/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Fircrest Apartments, 100 SE. 96th
Ave., Vancouver, WA, 98664 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Pacific
Coast Capital Investors, LLC, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Lia-
bility Company. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 03/04/2014.
/s/ Andrew Peceimer /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: The Hut Skate Shop, 1500 Sherman
Ave, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is here-
by registered by the following owner: El-
vin Catley, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Elvin Catley /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Fisherman Seafood Company, 465
CA 94080 is hereby registered by the
following owner: SF Models, Inc, CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on Feb-
ruary 20, 2014.
/s/ Jian Ying Huang /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Northwest Manufactured Homes, 128
Lorton Ave., #4, BURLINGAME, CA
94010 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Thomas A. Cady, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Thomas Cady /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Quik Stop Market #59, MENLO
PARK, CA 94025 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Navdeep Singh
Hayer, 20 Ryland Park Dr., San Jose,
CA 95116. The business is conducted
by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/ Navdeep Singh Hayer/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Spiral Dance Pottery, 509 Ventura
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Dean-
na Wilson same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Deanna Wilson /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) RingAtext, 2) SafeRemind, 809
Laurel Sr., #701, SAN CARLOS, CA
94070 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: TextUrguests Business Net-
work, LLC, CA. The business is conduct-
ed by a Limited Liability Company. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 03/12/2014.
/s/ Ramin Sargis /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) The Annex 2) Studio Circle Re-
cording, 863 Woodside Way SAN MA-
TEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Studio Circle Re-
cording, LLC, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Limited Liability Company.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 2/11/14.
/s/ Jermaine Hamilton /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Ace Shower Door & Glass Company,
60 27th Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Kouros Amir-Araghi, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on .
/s/ Kouros Amir-Araghi /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Olcese Properties, 2832 Brittan Ave.,
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owners: 1) Mary
Beroldo, same address, 2) Elsie L. Sche-
none, 4 Greenwood Dr., South San Fran-
cisco, CA 94080, 3) Jeanne Monsour
468 Missippi St. San Francisco, CA
94107, 4) John David Olcese, 900 N.
Ocean Blvd., #22, Pompano Beach, FL,
33062, 5) John D. Olcese, Jr., 190 Twin
Creek Ct., Athens, GA 30605, 6) Olivia
Olcese, 55 S. Old Oak Dr., Beaver Falls,
PA 15010, 7) Collin Monsour, 468 Mis-
sissippi St., San Francisco, CA 94063 8)
Laura Monsour 468 Mississippi St., San
Francisco, CA 94107, 9) 900 N. Ocean
Blvd., #22, Pompani Beach, FL 33062.
The business is conducted by an Unin-
corporated Association other than a Part-
nership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on Oc-
tober 1, 2013.
/s/ Jeanne Monsour /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14).
27 Friday March 21, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: San Mateo Neighborhood Pharmacy,
9 37th Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: Patient Centric Pharmacy Services,
LLC, CA. The business is conducted by
a Limited Liability Company. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Alvin Lee /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/19/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Seven Car Service, 600 2nd Ave.,
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: George
Vieira, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ George Vieira /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/20/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14).
Barry Davis
Case Number: 124233
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Barry Davis. A Petition
for Probate has been filed by Kimberly
Brown in the Superior Court of Califor-
nia, County of San Mateo. The Petition
for Probate requests that Kimberly Brown
be appointed as personal representative
to administer the estate of the decedent.
The petition requests authority to admin-
ister the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal 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 ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: April 7, 2014 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal au-
thority may affect your rights as a cred-
itor. You may want to consult with an at-
torney knowledgeable in California law.
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 DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Kevin A. Taheny (State Bar# 88146)
700 S. Claremont St.
Dated: March 4, 2014
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on March 7, 14, 21, 2014.
210 Lost & Found
FOUND: KEYS (3) on ring with 49'ers
belt clip. One is car key to a Honda.
Found in Home Depot parking lot in San
Carlos on Sunday 2/23/14. Call 650 490-
0921 - Leave message if no answer.
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
210 Lost & Found
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by Lunardis market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
LOST ON Sunday 03/10/13, a Bin of
Documents on Catalpa Ave., in
San Mateo. REWARD, (650)450-3107
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
REWARD!! LOST DOG - 15LB All White
Dog, needs meds, in the area of Oaknoll
RWC on 3/23/13, (650)400-1175
16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent
condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
50 SHADES of Grey Trilogy, Excellent
Condition $25. (650)615-0256
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
RICHARD NORTH Patterson 5 Hard-
back Books @$3 each (650)341-1861
TRAVIS MCGEE (Wikipedia) best mys-
teries 18 classic paperbacks for $25.
Steve (650) 518-6614
295 Art
5 prints, nude figures, 14 x 18, signed
Andrea Medina, 1980s. $40/all. 650-345-
6 CLASSIC landscape art pictures,
28x38 glass frame. $15 each OBO.
Must see to appreciate. (650)345-5502
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166
POSTER, LINCOLN, advertising Honest
Ale, old stock, green and black color.
$15. (650)348-5169
296 Appliances
CRAFTSMAN 9 gal 3.5 HP wet/dry vac-
uum with extra filter. $30. 650-326-2235.
tion fairly new $100.00. (650)291-9104
new! SOLD!
HOOD, G.E. Good condition, clean,
white.. $30. (650)348-5169
LEAN MEAN Fat Grilling Machine by
George Foreman. $15 (650)832-1392
296 Appliances
LG WASHER/ DRYER in one. Excellent
condition, new hoses, ultracapacity,
7 cycle, fron load, $600, (650)290-0954
MAYTAG WALL oven, 24x24x24, ex-
cellent condition, $50 obo, (650)345-
MINI-FRIG NEW used i week paid $150.
Sell $75.00 650 697 7862
PREMIER GAS stove. $285. As new!
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
ROTISSERIE GE, IN-door or out door,
Holds large turkey 24 wide, Like new,
$80, OBO (650)344-8549
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
THERMADOR WHITE glass gas cook-
top. 36 inch Good working condition.
$95. 650-322-9598
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
297 Bicycles
GIRLS BIKE 18 Pink, Looks New, Hard-
ly Used $80 (650)293-7313
SCHWINN 20 Boys Bike, Good Condi-
tion $40 (650)756-9516
298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90s $90 all (650)365-
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23, $50. OBO,
BOX OF 2000 Sports Cards, 1997-2004
years, $20 (650)592-2648
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
mark picture Gallery First Day of issue
1960. Limited edition $85.
FRANKLIN MINT Thimble collection with
display rack. $55. 650-291-4779
HO TRAIN parts including engines, box-
cars, tankers, tracks, transformers, etc.
$75 Call 650-571-6295
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
RUSSIAN MEDAL Pins for sale, 68 in
lot, $99 SOLD!
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
TATTOO ARTIST - Norman Rockwell
figurine, limited addition, $90., SOLD!
TEA POTS - (6) collectables, good con-
dition, $10. each, (650)571-5899
TRIPOD - Professional Quality used in
1930s Hollywood, $99, obo
UNIQUE, FRAMED to display, original
Nevada slot machine glass plate. One of
a kind. $50. 650-762-6048
299 Computers
1982 TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4A com-
puter, new condition, complete accesso-
ries, original box. $99. (650)676-0974
300 Toys
14 HOTWHEELS - Redline, 32
Ford/Mustang/Corv. $90 all (650)365-
66 CHEVELLE TOY CAR, Blue collecti-
ble. $12. (415)337-1690
PILGRIM DOLLS, 15 boy & girl, new,
from Harvest Festival, adorable $25 650-
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertible
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$99 (650)591-9769
RADIO CONTROL car; Jeep with off
road with equipment $99 OBO
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (650)349-6059
VINTAGE 50'S JC Higgins toboggan, 74"
long & 18" wide. $35. 650-326-2235.
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
14 x 21, carved top, $45.,
ANTIQUE CRYSTAL floor lamp, marble
table top. Good condition. $90. SOLD!
ANTIQUE CRYSTAL table lamps, (2),
shades need to be redone. Free. Call
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
ANTIQUE LANTERN Olde Brooklyn lan-
terns, battery operated, safe, new in box,
$100, (650)726-1037
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313
rust on legs, rust free drum and ringer.
$45/obo, (650)574-4439
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72 x 40 , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $700. (650)766-3024
OLD VINTAGE Wooden Sea Captains
Tool Chest 35 x 16 x 16, $65 (650)591-
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
303 Electronics
27 SONY TRINITRON TV - great condi-
tion, rarely used, includes remote, not flat
screen, $55., (650)357-7484
46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
AUTO TOP hoist still in box
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
batteries $9, 650-595-3933
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
BLACKBERRY PHONE good condition
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
new, $20., (415)410-5937
only $18, 650-595-3933
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
with remote. Good condition, $20
SET OF 3 wireless phones all for $50
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
bankers rack. Beautiful style; for plants
flowers sculptures $70 (415)585-3622
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
BRASS DAYBED - Beautiful, $99.,
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
shelves and doors. Beautiful. 23 width 30
height 11 depth $75 (650)591-4927
DINETTE SET, round 42" glass table,
with 4 chairs, pick up Foster City. Free.
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DISPLAY CABINET 72x 21 x39 1/2
High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
EZ CHAIR, large, $15. Call (650)558-
FLAT TOP DESK, $35.. Call (650)558-
I-JOY MASSAGE chair, exc condition
$95 (650)591-4927
KITCHEN CABINETS - 3 metal base
kitchen cabinets with drawers and wood
doors, $99., (650)347-8061
KITCHEN TABLE, tall $65. 3'x3'x3' ex-
tends to 4' long Four chairs $65.
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
MIRROR, SOLID OAK. 30" x 19 1/2",
curved edges; beautiful. $85.00 OBO.
Linda 650 366-2135.
MIRRORS, large, $25. Call
OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
304 Furniture
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
RETAIL $130 OBO (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs, glass top,
good condition 41 in diameter $95
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
QUEEN SIZE Mattress Box Spring
$100.00 (650)291-9104
RECLINER LA-Z-BOY Dark green print
fabric, medium size. $65. (650)343-8206
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
ROCKING CHAIR w/wood carving, arm-
rest, rollers, swivels $99, (650)592-2648
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SMALL VANITY chair with stool and mir-
ror $99. (650)622-6695
SOFA PASTEL color excellent
condition $99 (650)701-1892
SOFA SET of two Casual style, Good
condition 62" long. $85.00 Hardly used..
650 697 7862
with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274
SOLID WOOD oak desk $50 (650)622-
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
TABLE 4X4X4. Painted top $40
TEA/ UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
TEACART - Wooden, $60. obo,
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for ster-
eo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with
upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WICKER DRESSER, white, 3 drawers,
exc condition 31 width 32 height 21.5
depth $35 (650)591-4927
WOOD - wall Unit - 30" long x 6' tall x
17.5" deep. $90. (650)631-9311
WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condi-
tion $65.00 (650)504-6058
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. Three avail-
able, (650)345-5502
BBQ, WEBER, GoAnywhere, unused,
plated steel grates, portable, rust resist-
ant, w/charcoal, $50. (650)578-9208
crystal bowl. For entre, fruit, or dessert
$20 (415)585-3622
immaculate, 2 each: Pillow covers,
shams, 1 spread/ cover, washable $25.
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
306 Housewares
COOKING POTS(2) stainless steel, tem-
perature-resistent handles, 21/2 & 4 gal.
$5 for both. (650) 574-3229.
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN MOWER - very good
condition $25., SOLD!
Shams (print) $30.00 (650)341-1861
gundy; for the new extra deep beds. New
$60 (415)585-3622
ROGERS' BRAND stainless steel steak
knife: $15 (415)585-3622
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
VACUMN EXCELLENT condition. Works
great.Moving. Must sell. $35.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
307 Jewelry & Clothing
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano
glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new,
$100., (650)991-2353 Daly City
COSTUME JEWELRY Earrings $25.00
Call: 650-368-0748
LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow
length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
308 Tools
13" SCROLL saw $ 40. (650)573-5269
BLACK & Decker 17" Electric Hedge
Trimmer. Like new. $20. 650-326-2235.
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CRACO 395 SP-PRO, electronic paint
sprayer.Commercial grade. Used only
once. $600/obo. (650)784-3427
CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with vari-
able speeds $65 (650)359-9269
stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 1/2" drill press $40.50.
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
CRAFTSMAN 6" bench grinder $40.
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
CRAFTSMAN BELT & disc sander $99.
CRAFTSMAN10" TABLE saw & stand,
$99. (650)573-5269
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
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)851-0878
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, (650)333-4400
used. Wood handles. $50 or best offer.
(650) 595-4617
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
PANASONIC FAX machine, works
great, $20. (650-578-9045)
310 Misc. For Sale
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55.
CHEESESET 6 small and 1 large plate
Italian design never used Ceramica Cas-
tellania $25. (650)644-9027
good condition, needs ribbon (type
needed attached) $35 San Bruno
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
28 Friday March 21, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Chess ploy
7 Antique cane
11 Home of the N.Y.
14 Fundraising
15 Wrath, in a hymn
16 Scarfed down
17 Annual
Christmas party
19 Small group
20 Brightened, with
21 Bible book
22 Let it be so!
24 Thrice due
25 Wetlands
protection org.
26 Driving Miss
Daisy setting
29 Humor that wont
31 Long poem
33 One of two
Pauline epistles:
34 __ for Innocent:
Grafton novel
35 Pentecost, e.g.,
and what can
literally be found
in this puzzles
four other longest
40 Same old thing
41 This American
Life host Glass
42 Run
43 Exercised
48 Theatergoers
49 Fla. NBA team
50 Maker of 3
Series cars
53 Beloved author
54 Fromage hue
55 Yay relative
56 Part of a disguise
57 Singer with the
debut solo album
Love. Angel.
Music. Baby.
61 Loan letters
62 Lisas title
63 Passes
64 Relaxing retreat
65 Against
66 Winning run,
1 Pens for
2 Caine title role
3 Civilian garb
4 ASCAP rival
5 Grow
6 Jams
7 Social group
8 Org. co-founded
by Gen. George
9 Knucklehead
10 Happen to
11 Got some
12 Flier that may
have four lines
13 Prefix with
18 Right away!
23 Key abbr.
26 He makes no
friends who
never made __:
27 Grass-and-roots
28 50s Dem.
29 Good, in Hebrew
30 Brilliance
31 Effort to equal
32 Relative of a
T-shirt launcher
36 Hill worker
37 Creamy spread
38 Flowing out
39 Tankard
40 Tach no.
44 Dark side
45 Its hard to
46 Fifths on a staff
47 Knifelike ridges
50 Support
51 __ ray
52 Chefs tool
54 __ Brith
56 Nintendos __
58 Finished on top
59 Dr.s specialty
60 Distant
By John Guzzetta
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
condition $50., (650)878-9542
used, $45. obo, (650)832-1392
used $8., (408)249-3858
GOURMET SET for cooking on your ta-
ble. European style. $15 (650)644-9027
glass in front and sides (650)355-2996
GREEN CERAMIC flower pot w/ 15
Different succulents, $20.(650)952-4354
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
IGLOO COOLER - 3 gallon beverage
cooler, new, still in box, $15.,
$30. (650)726-1037
cooler includes icepak. $20
MEDICINE CABINET - 18 X 24, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
Cheese Tote - new black $45
$5; new aluminum btl $3 650-595-3933
NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,
gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
SET OF 11 Thomas registers 1976 mint
condition $25 (415)346-6038
SHOWER CURTAIN set: royal blue
vinyl curtain with white nylon over-curtain
$15 SOLD!
310 Misc. For Sale
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48 x 69
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35.
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$35. (650)873-8167
WICKER PICNIC basket, mint condition,
handles, light weight, pale tan color.
$10.00 (650)578-9208
311 Musical Instruments
cellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
KAMAKA CONCERT sized Ukelele,
w/friction tuners, solid Koa wood body,
made in Hawaii, 2007 great tone, excel-
lent condition, w/ normal wear & tear.
$850. (650)342-5004
WURLITZER PIANO, console, 40 high,
light brown, good condition. $490.
312 Pets & Animals
AQUARIUM, MARINA Cool 10, 2.65
gallons, new pump. $20. (650)591-1500
BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate de-
sign - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
brown. Good health. Free. Call
PET TAXI, never used 20 by 14 by 15
inches, medium dog size $20. SOLD!
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
LARRY LEVINE Women's Hooded down
jacket. Medium. Scarlet. Good as new.
Asking $40 OBO (650)888-0129
LEATHER JACKET Classic Biker Style.
Zippered Pockets. Sturdy. Excellent Con-
dition. Mens, XL Black Leather $50.00
LEATHER JACKET, brown bomber, with
pockets.Sz XL, $88. (415)337-1690
MANS DENIM Jacket, XL HD fabric,
metal buttons only $15 650-595-3933
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
MINK JACKET faux, hip length, satin lin-
ing. Looks feels real. Perfect condition
$99 OBO 650-349-6969
316 Clothes
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
DRESS SIZE 6-8, $35 (650)873-8167
WHITE LACE 1880s reproduction dress
- size 6, $100., (650)873-8167
317 Building Materials
30 FLUORESCENT Lamps 48" (brand
new in box) $75 for all (650)369-9762
BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top
and sink: - $65. (650)348-6955
BRAND NEW Millgard window + frame -
$85. (650)348-6955
318 Sports Equipment
2 BASKETBALLS Spalding NBA, Hardly
used, $30 all (650)341-5347
2 SOCCER balls hardly used, $30 all
San Mateo, (650)341-5347
BASEBALLS & Softballs, 4 baseballs 2
softballs, only $6 650-595-3933
BASKETBALL HOOP, free standing
$100. New Costco $279. (650)291-9104
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50. (650)637-
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 di-
meter, Halex brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DL1000 BOAT Winch Rope & More,
$50., (650)726-9658
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.
KIDS 20" mongoose mountain bike 6
speeds front wheel shock good condition
asking $65 (650)574-7743
LADIES BOWLING SET- 8 lb. ball, 7 1/2
sized shoes, case, $45., (650)766-3024
LADIES STEP thruRoadmaster 10
speed bike w. shop-basket Good
Condition. $55 OBO call: (650) 342-8510
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 (650)520-3425
POWER PLUS Exercise Machine $99
needs battery, $39 650-595-3933
SALMON FISHING weights 21/2 pound
canon balls $25 (650)756-7878
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167
WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878
WOMAN'S BOWLING ball, 12 lbs, "Lin-
da", with size 7 shoes and bag, $15.
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
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whatever sale you have...
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Reach over 76,500 readers
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Call (650)344-5200
335 Garden Equipment
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
CRAFTSMAN 5.5 HP gas lawn mower
with rear bag $55., (650)355-2996
LAWNMOWER - American made, man-
ual/push, excellent condition, $50.,
MANUAL LAWN mower ( by Scott Turf )
never used $65 (650)756-7878
$40. (650)355-2996
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
in leather case $25. (650)644-9027
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
345 Medical Equipment
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
345 Medical Equipment
port-a-potty, never used, $40., Walker,
$30., (650)832-1392
PRIDE MECHANICAL Lift Chair, hardly
used. Paid $950. Asking $350 orb est of-
fer. (650)400-7435
cellent condition. Queen size. Adjustable.
Originally paid $4,000. Yours for only
$500. (650)343-8206
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
379 Open Houses
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.
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Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
Cimpler Real Estate - Reinventing
Home Buying
To Buy Smarter Call Artur Urbanski,
533 Airport Blvd, 4th Flr, Burlingame
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedrooms, new carpets, new granite
counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered
carports, storage, pool, no pets.
1 bedroom bath & kitchen
close to everything Redwood City $1350.
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.-59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
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620 Automobiles
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on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journals
Auto Classifieds.
Just $40
Well run it
til you sell it!
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY 00 Impala, 58K miles, Very
clean! $6,000. Joe, SOLD!
CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
DODGE 99 Van, 391 Posi, 200 Hp V-6,
22 Wheels, 2 24 Ladders, 2015 Tags,
$3,500 OBO (650)481-5296
MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
OLDSMOBILE 99 Intrigue, green, 4
door sedan, 143K miles. $1,500.
SUBARU 98 Outback Limited, 175K
miles, $5,500. Recent work. Mint condiit-
ton. High Car Fax, View at
#126837 (415)999-4947
VOLVO 85 244 Turbo, automatic, very
rare! 74,700 original miles. New muffler,
new starter, new battery, tires have only
200 miles on it. $4,900. (650)726-8623.
625 Classic Cars
FORD 63 THUNDERBIRD Hardtop, 390
engine, Leather Interior. Will consider
$6,500 /OBO (650)364-1374
VOLVO 85 244 Turbo, automatic, very
rare! 74,700 original miles. New muffler,
new starter, new battery, tires have only
200 miles on it. $4,900. (650)726-8623.
630 Trucks & SUVs
FORD 98 EXPLORER 6 cylinder, 167K
miles, excellent condition, good tires,
good brakes, very dependable! $2000 or
best offer. Moving, must sell! Call
635 Vans
67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
B-150, V-8, automatic, seats 8, good
condition, $1,700. (650)726-5276.
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW 03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
condition, black leather, $35. obo,
brackets and other parts, $35.,
670 Auto Service
Tires Service Smog checks
***** - yelp!
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704 N San Mateo Dr San Mateo
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
CAR TOWchain 9' $35 (650)948-0912
HONDA SPARE tire 13" $25
NEW BATTERY and alternator for a 96
Buick Century never used Both for $80
NEW, IN box, Ford Mustang aluminum
water pump & gasket, $60.00. Call
SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac
manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, 1
gray marine diesel manual $40
Year 2002 all for $40 (650)948-0912
SNOW CHAIN cables made by Shur
Grip - brand new-never used. In the
original case. $25 650-654-9252.
TIRE CHAIN cables $23. (650)766-4858
TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford,
never used, $100., (650)504-3621
680 Autos Wanted
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Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork,
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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
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Appliance Repair
Concrete, decks, retaining walls,
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Call David
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House Cleaning Move In/Out
Cleaning Janitorial Services
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Paving Landscaping
Mobile (907)570-6555
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Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
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Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
for all your electrical needs
Service Upgrades
Remodels / Repairs
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We also do seed/sod of lawns
Spring planting
Sprinklers and irrigation
Pressure washing
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Kitchen/Bathroom Remodeling,
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Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
General Home Repair,
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Kitchen & Bath remodling, Tile
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Hardwood Floors
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Installation & Repair
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Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
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Tree / Bush / Dirt / Concrete Demo
Starting at $40& Up
Free Estimates
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Landscaping & Demolition,
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Clean-ups, Hauling,
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Lic# 36267
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Lic #514269
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Installation of Trenchless Pipes,
Water Heaters, Faucets,
Toilets, Sinks, & Re-pipes
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San Bruno
Dental Services
a clear alternative to braces even for
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235 N SAN MATEO DR #300,
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
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Spanish and Tagalog Spoken
15 El Camino Real,
Foster City-San Mateo
Champagne Sunday Brunch
Wedding, Event &
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1221 Chess Drive Foster City
Hwy 92 at Foster City Blvd. Exit
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333 California Dr.
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1050 Admiral Ct., #A
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1390 El Camino Real
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San Bruno, CA
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off a runway. These RSAs are equipped with
Engineered Material Arresting Systems
made of honeycombed energy-absorbing
material. Congressional mandates require
RSAimprovements are made by 2015.
This was really well coordinated to
make sure we came up with the best stan-
dards with the restrictions of this air-
port, said Robin Hunt, Federal Aviation
Administration manager at the San
Francisco Airport District Office.
After assessing several options for con-
struction, SFO, the airlines and the FAA
agreed closing runways 1L and 1R at the
same time would allow the improvement
work to be accomplished in the safest and
quickest way, according to SFO. The airport
will operate exclusively on runways 28L
and 28R during the summer months. The
work is being done 24 hours a day during the
summer to take advantage of better weather
The project needed to stay within the air-
ports current footprint since the airport is
next to Highway 101 and the San Francisco
Bay. Making the runways bigger was not up
for consideration.
Expanding the runways is not an
option, said SFO spokesman Doug Yakel.
SFO, the FAA and the airlines chose clos-
ing both the runways as the most efcient
way to complete the nal phase.
During good weather, minor delays may
occur during peak periods of trafc demand
from 9 a.m. to noon. During bad weather,
delays may be similar to those experienced
during winter months. Delays could range
from ve to 15 minutes for departures, but
shouldnt affect arrivals as much since
arrivals will get priority.
The top criteria was safety rst, second
and third, said Andy Richards, airport traf-
c control tower manager with SFO and the
The airport has been working on the proj-
ect since 2008 and has already completed
work on its two major runways. Financing
for the project comes from both federal
funding and airport general revenue bonds.
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Continued from page 1
an email. The new standards, which ofcial-
ly go into place next school year, come
with some state funding and shift to more
team collaborative learning and technology
in the classroom.
Additionally, the groups agreed on a cal-
endar for the 2014-15 school year. The cal-
endar will include 180 school days as well
as three additional paid professional devel-
opment days for teachers. The rst day of
classes for students will be Aug. 28.
The school board was also satised with
the deal, including board President Patrick
I think its great we could came up with a
compromise, he said. Im happy about
Teachers were also pleased with the agree-
Were really happy its settled for this
year, said Julia Maynard, president of the
association and teacher at Parkside
Intermediate School. We had a big push to
get it for students. It will be really good if
the professional development is a really
good use of time for Common Core prepara-
The agreement also brings closure to all
other negotiation issues raised this year.
The last day of school for this year will be
June 11.
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By David Espo
WASHINGTON A defiant House
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared
rmly Thursday that the health care law
looms as a political winner for her party
this fall, despite ceaseless Republican
attacks and palpable nervousness among
some of her rank and le who fear their re-
election may be in jeopardy because of it.
We just couldnt be prouder of the legis-
lation, Pelosi told a news conference where
she said the law already has resulted in bet-
ter coverage, more affordable, better quali-
ty insurance for nearly 12 million people.
The California Democrats appearance
was timed for the fourth
anniversary of the bills
signing by President
Barack Obama on March
23, 2010, an occurrence
that few other congres-
sional Democrats seem
inclined to herald at a
time when party strate-
gists seek a strategy to
blunt criticism from
Republicans and their allies.
The rst test of their strategy ended inaus-
piciously for Democrats in Florida recently,
where Republicans won a special election
for a House seat after a costly campaign in
which the health care law played a heavy
role in television advertising.
Pelosi has said the defeat was due more to
the make-up of a district long in Republican
hands. Other Democrats speaking privately
concede the health care law played a role.
Opinion surveys indicate the public gener-
ally wants to improve the law rather than
repeal it, and party strategists are urging
lawmakers to take credit for its benets at
the same time they emphasize their desire to
change portions of it.
Some Republicans seemed delighted that
Pelosi had chosen to trumpet an issue the
GOP seeks to put front and center in the
campaign. In remarks released even before
she spoke, Senate Republican leader Mitch
McConnell of Kentucky said, Obamacare
has led to higher premiums, fewer choices
and enormous complications even for peo-
ple who already had insurance. Its forced
painful choices for people who could barely
get by as it was.
Thats not how Pelosi described the law,
which passed while she was serving as
speaker of the House during Obamas rst
two years in ofce.
Asked whether the law gured to be a
political winner or a loser in a competitive
race for the House, Pelosi said, I believe
that its a winner. She insisted it be referred
to as the Affordable Care Act, its formal
title, rather than as Obamacare, a label
Republicans mockingly came up with but
that the president has since embraced.
Pelosi says health law a winner for Democrats
Nancy Pelosi
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