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Friday Dec. 23, 2016 XVII, Edition 110

Blast grants improve San Bruno organizations


Foundation managing PG&E restitution money announces first grant winners
By Austin Walsh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

San Bruno students enjoying improved


school music programs and more female
athletes participating in a traveling basketball league are among the community
enhancements possible through a grant
program fueled by restitution funds from the
gas pipeline explosion.

The San Bruno Community Foundation


announced last week the inaugural winners
of $200,000 in grants offered to a variety of
local organizations dedicated to improving
the quality of life in San Bruno.
The foundation started the grant program
along with a variety of other initiatives to
allocate the nearly $70 million paid by
Pacific Gas and Electric following the gas
pipeline explosion which devastated the

Crestmoor neighborhood in 2010.


The 14 grants announced Monday, Dec.
12, include a combined nearly $45,000 to
revitalize music education at local high
and elementary schools; $10,000 to purchase uniforms and pay league dues for
low-income girls to participate in the
Prospects Basketball Academy; $25,000
to support rehabilitation and improvements to the Belle Air Community

Building and a variety of other efforts.


Steve Hoff, a coordinator for the
Prospects Basketball Academy, said he
deeply appreciated the generous offering.
We want to be able to do something for
girls because it seems like boys have all the
opportunities through athletics, and this
grant gives us another layer to what we are

See GRANTS, Page 23

New report backs


governors tunnels
Browns plan one step closer to
final state and federal decision
By Ellen Knickmeyer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NICK ROSE/DAILY JOURNAL

Travelers wait to pass through security at San Francisco International Airport during the busiest travel period of the season.
Officials expect 166,000 holiday flyers to pass through airport Friday, Dec. 23. Below: A mother and child look at an arrivals
and departure board in Terminal 2.

SAN FRANCISCO Gov. Jerry


Browns plans to build two giant tunnels
to move Northern California water
southward moved one step closer to a
final state and federal decision Thursday,
with the states release of a more than
90, 000-page environmental review Jerry Brown
Thursday supporting the $15.7 billion
project.
Browns administration is pushing toward federal and
state decisions whether to permit the 35-mile-long, 40foot-wide tunnels, touted to ensure more reliable water
deliveries to city and farm water agencies in central and
Southern California.
The states environmental report concludes the tunnels,
while taking 5 percent more water from the Sacramento
River, would be the least disruptive of all possible options
for water deliveries from Californias largest river.
Browns earlier proposals to redo water delivery from the

SFO preparing for Still shopping for gifts?


hectic travel day

See TUNNELS, Page 23

Merchants offer last-minute holiday ideas


By Anna Schuessler
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Planning, preparation recommended


to assure easy, painless holiday flight
As one of the years busiest travel day arrives at San
Francisco International Airport, a spokesman suggested
flyers take advantage of the advance registration opportunities offered to avoid hassles associated with holiday trips.
Through the help of a variety of pre-flight preparations
that travelers can take to avoid getting bogged down on
their way to their plane, SFO spokesman Doug Yakel said

Merchants in downtown San Carlos are ready for


Peninsula residents looking at their holiday gift lists with
trepidation at the last hour.
At a time when almost anything can be purchased online,
a walk through downtown offers creative ideas for finding
the perfect gift close to home.
Just ask Mike Fitch at The Olive Crush.
Everything we sell here is something that cannot be
found in a grocery store, he said.
The Olive Crush at 653 Laurel St. is brimming with highquality ingredients that food lovers at any level can appreciate. Fitchs oil and balsamic vinegar pairings are known
to inspire the home chef and promote healthy eating. In

See SFO Page 18

See GIFTS, Page 18

By Austin Walsh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

FOR THE RECORD

Friday Dec. 23, 2016

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Thought for the Day


Life began for me when I ceased
to admire and began to remember.
Willa Cather, American author

This Day in History

1941

During World War II, American forces


on Wake Island surrendered to the
Japanese.

In 1 7 8 8 , Maryland passed an act to cede an area not


exceeding ten miles square for the seat of the national government; about 2/3 of the area became the District of
Columbia.
In 1 8 2 3 , the poem Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas
was published in the Troy (New York) Sentinel; the verse,
more popularly known as Twas the Night Before
Christmas, was later attributed to Clement C. Moore.
In 1 8 9 3 , the Engelbert Humperdinck opera Haensel und
Gretel was rst performed in Weimar, Germany.
In 1 9 1 3 , the Federal Reserve System was created as
President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act.
In 1 9 2 8 , the National Broadcasting Company set up a permanent, coast-to-coast network.
In 1 9 3 3 , President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored the
civil rights of about 1,500 people whod been jailed for
opposing World War I.
In 1 9 4 8 , former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six
other Japanese war leaders were executed in Tokyo.
In 1 9 5 4 , the rst successful human kidney transplant took
place at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston as a surgical team removed a kidney from 23-year-old Ronald
Herrick and implanted it in Herricks twin brother, Richard.
In 1 9 6 8 , 82 crew members of the U.S. intelligence ship
Pueblo were released by North Korea, 11 months after they
had been captured.

Birthdays

Rock singer Eddie


Actor-comedian
Rock musician
Vedder is 52.
Harry Shearer is
Dave Murray is 60.
73.
Actor Ronnie Schell is 85. Emperor Akihito of Japan is 83.
Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung is 81.
Actor Frederic Forrest is 80. Rock musician Jorma Kaukonen
is 76. Rock musician Ron Bushy is 75. U.S. Army Gen.
Wesley K. Clark (ret.) is 72. Actress Susan Lucci is 70. Singermusician Adrian Belew is 67. Actress Joan Severance is 58.
Singer Terry Weeks is 53. The former rst lady of France, Carla
Bruni-Sarkozy, is 49. Rock musician Jamie Murphy is 41.
Jazz musician Irvin Mayeld is 39. Actress Estella Warren is
38. Actress Elvy Yost (TV: The Catch) is 29.
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Friday, Dec. 23, is the last day to visit Bethlehem A.D. 2016, a recreation of the city as it may have appeared 2000 years ago. It
is located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Redwood City, and will be open from 6 p.m. to 9:30 pm. Visitors can view the stalls of
potters, bakers and metal smiths, and speak with citizens dressed in period costumes. Here some children examine a
four-horned Jacob Sheep, an ancient, old world breed that may have been common at the time.

In other news ...


Police: Sandwich links man to
recent burglaries in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. A half-eaten
peanut butter and jelly sandwich found
at the scene led Wyoming police to
arrest a burglary suspect.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports
that Zachery Munoz has pleaded not
guilty to three counts of burglary.
Cheyenne police say someone on
three separate occasions in September
stole power tools and equipment from
a business. In the first case, police say
they found a half-eaten peanut butter
and jelly sandwich at the scene. They
dubbed the suspect the PB&J burglar.
Police say subsequent DNA testing
done at the Wyoming State Crime Lab
linked 26-year-old Munoz to the sandwich.
He entered a plea earlier this month,
and his trial is scheduled for February.

Rambo the pet alligator


can stay, Florida officials say
LAKELAND, Fla. A Florida
woman is being allowed to keep her 6foot-long pet alligator at home following a fight with state wildlife officials over the growing size of the reptile.
A spokesman for the Florida Fish
and
Wildlife
Conservation
Commission said Thursday that the
agency had reached an agreement with
Mary Thorn, allowing her to keep her

Happy birthday to Colo:


Oldest gorilla in U.S. turns 60
COLUMBUS, Ohio She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, greatgrandmother of 12 and great-greatgrandmother of three. She recently had
surgery to remove a malignant tumor,
but doctors say shes doing well.
Shes Colo, the nations oldest living gorilla, and she turned 60 on
Thursday at the Columbus Zoo and
Aquarium.
Colo was the first gorilla in the
world born in a zoo and has surpassed
the usual life expectancy of captive
gorillas by two decades. Her longevity
is putting a spotlight on the medical
care, nutrition and up-to-date therapeutic techniques that are helping lengthen zoo animals lives.
Colo just epitomizes the advances

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that zoos have made, going all the way


back to her birth at Columbus, said
Dr. Tom Meehan, vice president for
veterinary services at Chicagos
Brookfield Zoo and veterinary adviser
to a national gorilla species survival
plan.
The changes also mean more animals living with the normal aches and
pains of growing older. Today, zoo
veterinarians regularly treat animals
for heart and kidney disease, arthritis,
dental problems and cancer.
Hundreds of people gathered at the
zoo Thursday to see Colo, singing
Happy Birthday moments before the
gorilla ambled into an enclosure decorated with multicolored construction
paper chains and filled with cakes such
as squash and beet and cornbread with
mashed potato parsley frosting.
Among the first in line was Pam
Schlereth of Columbus, who at 63 was
just a little girl when her father
brought her to see the newborn Colo in
a gorilla incubator in 1956.
Its a tribute to the zoo that shes
alive at 60 years old, Schlereth said.
Colo represents so much to the zoo,
Tom Stalf, president of the zoo, told
the crowd. Its all about connecting
people and wildlife, he said.
Colo is one of several elderly gorillas around the country. The oldest
known living male gorilla, Ozzie, is
55 years old and lives at the Atlanta
Zoo, which has a geriatric gorilla specialty.

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125-pound reptile named Rambo at


home.
Wildlife officials say alligators that
measure more than 6 feet must have 2.5
acres of land.
Rambo has earned local celebrity
status in Lakeland, which is located
between Tampa and Orlando. The alligator has been with Thorn for more
than 11 years and wears clothes.
Rambo was recently captured wearing a
Santa hat.
Thorn is not allowed to exhibit
Rambo under the terms of the agreement.

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Two killed by hit-and-run


drivers, woman turns herself in
Two pedestrians have died from hit-andrun accidents this week and police are still
searching for one of the drivers.
A 64-year-old San Mateo woman turned
herself into sheriffs deputies early
Thursday morning for allegedly hitting a
30-year-old man in Millbrae then fleeing
the scene, according to the Sheriffs Office.
A 29-year-old woman who was struck
Monday evening by a hit-and-run driver in
San Bruno died from her injuries Wednesday
and police are still searching for the suspect.
Siu Mui Woo was accompanied by family
members when she turned herself in to sheriffs deputies at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the
Millbrae Police Bureau for Tuesdays accident, according to the Sheriffs Office.
Woo is accused of being the driver of an
SUV that struck Chicago resident Rohan
Dargad as he was crossing El Camion Real
in a crosswalk at Ludeman Lane around 8:40
p.m. Dargad was found in the road with
major injuries when deputies arrived. He
was taken to San Francisco General
Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
Woo was booked into county jail for felony
hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. Her
bail was set at $300,000, according to the
Sheriffs Office.
In the San Bruno case, a 29-year-old
woman was walking in a crosswalk at
Cherry and San Bruno avenues when she
was struck around 5:33 p.m. Monday, Dec.
19. Police are reviewing video surveillance
footage of the area and asking anyone with
information to come forward.
The victim was walking southbound
crossing San Bruno Avenue when the vehicle turned from southbound Cherry Avenue
onto eastbound San Bruno Avenue. The car

Police reports
Dont water down the problem
An arrest was made after workers at a
residents property were sprayed with a
hose by a neighbor on South Road in
Belmont before 9:53 a. m. Monday,
Dec. 19.

BELMONT
Theft. A vehicles front license plate was
taken on Shoreway Road before 8:16 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19.
Parki ng co mpl ai nt. A vehicle was partially blocking a driveway on Chula Vista
Drive before 1:34 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19.
Trafc hazard. A large truck was blocking
the road on Oak Knoll Drive before 9:48

Local briefs
is described as a mid-sized SUV, according
to police.
Investigators believe there were several
other vehicles present in the intersection at
the time of collision and are in the process
of identifying and contacting the drivers
and witnesses. Anyone with information is
asked to call (650) 616-7100 or sbpdtimeline@sanbruno.ca.gov.

Man arrested for alleged


sex assault at Mavericks Beach
A 20-year-old man was arrested Thursday
morning on suspicion of attempting to
rape his 17-year-old exgirlfriend at Mavericks
Beach last month, sheriffs officials said.
The victim reported
the assault on Nov. 30.
She said that
on
Thanksgiving Day she
had been at the popular
Erick Mendez- surfing beach on Half
Moon Bay with her exCorona
boyfriend,
Erick
Mendez-Corona, when he tried to rape her,
according to the San Mateo County
Sheriffs Office.
Investigators obtained additional evidence that corroborated her allegations and
obtained a $500,000 warrant for MendezCoronas arrest.
He was arrested at his home on the 100
block of Avenue Alhambra in El Granada at
about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. He was then
booked into jail in Redwood City, sheriffs
officials said.
Mendez-Corona remains in jail and is
next scheduled to appear in court on
Wednesday, according to jail records.
a.m. Monday, Dec. 19.
Fo und pro perty . A large knife was found
in some bushes on Old County Road before
3:43 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.

FOSTER CITY
Lo s t p ro p e rt y . A purse was lost on
Marlin Avenue before 5:51 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 20.
Ci tati o n. A 20-year-old San Mateo resident was cited and released for driving without a license near East Hillsdale Boulevard
and Norfolk Street before 12:33 p. m.
Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Ani mal cal l . A dog was found and returned
to its owner on Constitution Drive before
4:13 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.
Arres t. A 34-year-old San Mateo man was
arrested for driving while intoxicated on
Bowsprit Lane before 5:50 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 17.

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Burlingame neighborhood welcomes visitors with holiday display


By Anna Schuessler
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Drivers passing through the Willborough neighborhood in Burlingame on December nights can expect to be
greeted with rows of twinkling, Tudor houses.
More houses in the neighborhood formed by
Willborough Road, Willborough Place and Neuchatel
Avenue between Oak Grove Avenue and Palm Drive glow
with more holiday lights than ever before, stopping and
slowing cars passing through the narrow streets.
John Ward has lived in the neighborhood since 1975,
and has decorated his house for as long as he can remember. His house was once the only source of light on the
street during December, drawing the eyes of passersby
with a glowing Santa, sleigh and reindeer in the middle of
his front lawn.
This year, Ward has adorned his traditional, Englishstyle Tudor house with white icicle lights hanging from
the roofs edges and colorful globe lights brightening the
trees on his front lawn. Ward has placed his famous Santa
sleigh and reindeer, as well as a bright star, on the roof of
his house. They shine over the glistening Christmas tree
that fills his front window.
But this year, Wards house is joined by several other
houses whose residents have chosen to celebrate the holidays in similar fashion.
There could be some real synergy here, he said. Its
spontaneous, there was no game plan. For some reason
this year, we have almost half if not more of the houses
illuminated.
Wards home has long been one of several early 20th-

ANNA SCHUESSLER/DAILY JOURNAL

John Wards house lights up Willborough Road in Burlingame.


century Tudor revival homes on these streets.
Characterized by angled rooflines, shuttered windows and
exterior wooden framing, the unique aesthetic is what
brought Ward and many of his neighbors to the area.
When he first moved into the neighborhood, he was one
of the youngest homeowners on the block among older
residents who seemed to live on their own. He has seen an
influx of younger homeowners with families move in and
suspects this movement might be sparking interest in
holiday decorations.
Though the rustic charm of the neighborhoods architecture originally drew Brian Tobins attention, the holiday light display is what convinced him that this neighborhood could be home. Tobin was enchanted by the hol-

iday display at Wards house when he was looking for a


home in 2010.
Somehow a quiet winter evening with glowing
Christmas lights makes Willborough feel like a neighborhood where families celebrate the holidays together
and say hello to their neighbors on Christmas Day, he
wrote in an email.
Tobin has enjoyed accenting the Tudor-style features of
his home, draping icicle lights on the steep roofline and
dormer windows that protrude from the roof. He has also
wrapped a lit evergreen garland around the light pole in
front of his house.
No house on Willborough is fancy, he said. We go
for charming.
For Tobin, watching his neighbors holiday decorations go up between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one
of his favorite parts about living in the neighborhood. He
moved into his house on Willborough Place in 2010, and
was excited join his neighbors in decorating his first
house. It seems the shared experience of crafting holiday
decorations brings a close community even closer.
Its something we talk about. When I see my neighbors on the street, or on the block, we have commented
on how pretty the lights look, asked about how setup
went, he said. Neighbors share tips on using a service
to put lights up. I think one of the first times I met John
Ward we talked about his holiday lights.
Ron Leavy bought his starter home in the neighborhood 40 years ago and never left. Initially drawn to the
area by its proximity to downtown, Caltrain and freeways, he found it difficult to leave the close-knit community he found there.
We watch out for each other, he said.
Leavy is Jewish, and chose to decorate the trunk of the
large evergreen outside his home with blue and white
lights in celebration of Hanukkah. He also embellished
the roofline and bushes outside his home with bright
white lights. Leavy credits the neighborhoods friendly
attitude with the proliferation of decorations this year.
I think its more of a welcoming of people into the
neighborhood, he said. A lot of them have been living
here as long as we have.
And its working. Ward has seen several cars slow to a
stop as they are making their way through the streets, and
even saw one reverse and drive through again to relive the
spectacle.
When they see the neighborhood illuminated, they
stop and make a point of it.

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Friday Dec. 23, 2016

Economy grew
at 3.5 pct. annual
rate last quarter
By Martin Crutsinger
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REUTERS FILE PHOTO

Barack Obama waves as he leaves the lectern after speaking to journalists at his last news conference of the year.

In realist foreign policy,


Obama found his limits
By Bradley Klapper
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON President
Barack Obamas foreign policy
legacy may be defined as much by
what he didnt do as by what he did.
Over eight years, Obama ushered
in a new era of diplomacy, re-establishing the United States as the
driving force behind fighting climate change and reducing the
threat of nuclear weapons. He
restored unity between the U.S. and
its allies after the divisive tenure
of President George W. Bush and
avoided adding another large-scale
U.S. military commitment overseas.
But Obama also ran headlong
into his limitations as the worlds
chief diplomat. His cautious and
pragmatic approach to world
affairs ultimately couldnt deliver
on the founding promise of his
presidency: ending wars.
He will leave office in January
having failed to end the conflicts
he inherited in Iraq and
Afghanistan, settling instead for

greatly reducing U.S. involvement


in each. And he will pass on the
woes of a raging civil war in Syria
that he has been helpless to stop.
Historians will grapple with
whether Obamas forward-looking
diplomatic achievements, like the
Iran nuclear deal and rapprochement with Cuba, will outweigh his
failings.
Their calculus will depend heavily on how far Donald Trump goes
to unwind these efforts. If the president-elect makes good on promises to unravel Obamas climate
change, trade and nuclear agreements, he will leave Obamas legacy defined not by his ambition but
by his restraint, for better or
worse.
The United States is stronger
n o w t h an i t was ei g h t y ears
ago, said David Milne, historian o f U. S. fo rei g n p o l i cy at
Bri t ai n s Un i v ers i t y o f Eas t
Anglia. He described Obama as a
retrenchment president akin to
Dwight Eisenhower. Obama is a
president who will be perhaps
best remembered for the paths

not taken, he said.


In his first speech as president,
Obama told Americas foes he
would extend a hand if you are
willing to unclench your fist. He
largely made good on that offer.
Obamas outreach yielded historic diplomatic breakthroughs,
but not without levels of compromise that brought howls of protest
from his Republican critics.
The U.S. rapidly removed years
of painstakingly constructed oil,
trade, and economic sanctions on
Iran in return for stringent new
constraints on its nuclear program. But the threat of Iranian
atomic weapons isnt gone for
good. Many of the restrictions on
Iran start expiring next decade,
which will permit Tehran to edge
toward weapons capacity again.
In Cuba, restoring diplomatic
relations with the tiny island led to
greater economic ties and a new
U.S. embassy. The developments
havent yet been accompanied by
democratic reforms or human
rights improvements from the
communist government.

WASHINGTON The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent annual


rate in the July-September quarter,
the fastest pace in two years and
more than the government had previously estimated. But the growth
spurt isnt expected to last.
The gain in the gross domestic
product, the economys total output of goods and services, came
from added strength in consumer
spending, business investment
and the government sector, the
Commerce
Department
said
Thursday. The government had previously estimated last quarters
annual growth rate at 3.2 percent.
Michael Gapen of Barclays said
that the new report paints a picture of a healthy consumer, likely
fueled by ongoing gains in
employment, modest increases in
wages and solid balance sheets.
The economys acceleration last
quarter marked a sharp pickup from
the tepid annual growth of 0.8 percent in the first quarter and 1.4 percent in the second. Still, growth is
expected to slow to a roughly 1.5
percent annual rate in the OctoberDecember quarter, reflecting in part
less consumer spending and less
business stockpiling.
Growth for the entire year, economists say, is likely to be around
1.5 percent. That would be down
from 2.6 percent in 2015 and
would be the weakest performance
since the economy shrank 2.8 percent in 2009 at the depths of the
worst economic downturn since the
1930s. The recovery began in mid2009, but growth has averaged just
over 2 percent, the weakest expansion in the post-World War II period.
President-elect Donald Trump
had criticized the sluggish pace of
growth during the campaign and
said his economic policies would
accelerate annual GDP growth to 4
percent or better. To do that, Trump

said he would eliminate many government regulations, boost spending on the nations aging infrastructure and slash taxes.
Most economists dont think 4
percent growth is realistic, given a
chronic slowdown in worker productivity and a slower-growing
U.S. workforce due in part to retiring baby boomers.
Most forecasters expect growth
of around 2.5 percent next year,
though they say those estimates
could rise if Trump wins congressional support for much of his economic program. Stock markets
have risen sharply since Trumps
election, partly a reflection of
optimism that his proposals would
boost growth and corporate profits.
Thursdays report was the governments third and final estimate
of GDP growth for the JulySeptember quarter. The upward
revision mainly reflected stronger
consumer spending, which grew at
a 3 percent annual rate, more than
the 2.8 percent pace that was estimated a month ago. Consumer
spending is closely watched
because it accounts for about 70
percent of economic activity.
The government also revised up
its estimate for business investment: It showed an increase at a 1.4
percent annual rate, up from a much
smaller 0.1 percent rate in the previous estimate.
Government spending was also
revised up to show growth at a 0.8
percent annual rate, an increase
that reflected a smaller drag from
cutbacks at the state and local
level.
The Federal Reserve last week
boosted a key interest rate by a
quarter-point, just the second
increase in the past decade. Fed
officials say they think they can
begin to gradually interest rates as
they near their goals for full
employment,
and
inflation
increases by about 2 percent a
year.

Friday Dec. 23, 2016

NATION

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million


By Lisa Lerer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REUTERS FILE PHOTO

Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a ceremony to unveil a portrait honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton


received nearly 2.9 million more votes than
President-elect Donald Trump, giving her
the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.
Certified results in all 50 states and the
District of Columbia show Clinton winning
nearly 65,844,610 million votes 48 percent to Trumps 62,979,636 million
votes 46 percent according to an
analysis by the Associated Press.
Clinton is the fifth presidential candidate
in American history to win the popular vote
and lose the Electoral College. Democrat Al
Gore, the only other presidential candidate
this century to come up short in the
Electoral College but claim a popular vote
victory, received 540,000 more votes than
President George W. Bush.
The vote total discrepancy between
Democratic nominee Clinton and Trump has
fueled arguments by some Democrats that

the election process is undemocratic and an


intense lobbying push to convince electors
to cast their votes against Trump.
The effort failed: The Republican president-elect won all but two of the Electoral
College votes he claimed on Election Day
when electors met in state capitals on
Monday.
With all states voting, Trump finished
with 304 votes and Clinton had 227.
To be elected president, the winner must
get at least half plus one or 270 electoral
votes. Most states give all their electoral
votes to whichever candidate wins that
states popular vote. Maine and Nebraska
award them by congressional district.
A joint session of Congress is scheduled
for Jan. 6 to certify the results of the
Electoral College vote, with Vice President
Joe Biden presiding as president of the
Senate. Once the result is certified, the winner will be sworn in on Jan. 20.
APs popular vote count does not include
finalized results for third-party candidates
and write-in votes.

Continuing battle with media, Trump avoids news conference


By Jonathan Lemire
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Less than a


month from taking office, President-elect
Donald Trump has yet to hold the traditional
news conference that most incoming presidents have held within days of their victory.
As of Thursday, it had been 147 days since
Trump held his last formal news conference as
a candidate.
Trump, whose refusal to do news conference has been criticized by journalism groups
and media watchdogs, has instead tried to
convey his message directly to the American
public, bypassing the media with pronounce-

ments at his boisterous rallies and, of course,


distributing his thoughts 140 characters at a
time on his famed Twitter account.
He was slated to hold a press conference on
December 15 to discuss his plan to leave his
sprawling business empire as he takes office
but that event was postponed. Aides have said
it will be rescheduled for January but no date
has yet been set.
America has a tradition of an aggressive,
free and independent press and a large part of
that is that the press inquiries about the president and his stances on the issues, said Tobe
Berkovitz, a communications professor at
Boston University. They probably can wave
goodbye to that. Its quite obvious that Trump
has no interest in following the traditions of

the presidency and relationship with the


press.
But while his lack of press interaction is a
worry to some, many Trump supporters
cheered the celebrity businessmans battles
with what they felt were biased reporters.
Trump made his antagonistic relationship
with the media a centerpiece of his campaign, inciting his rally crowds to boo the
press, singling out individual reporters with
derogatory names like sleazebag and
using Twitter to attack coverage he didnt
like.
His predecessors took a different approach.
Two days after the Supreme Court decision
gave him the 2000 election, George W. Bush
held a press conference where reporters asked

him about his Cabinet picks and tax plans.


He proceeded to field more questions each of
the next two days. Barack Obama, also regularly held news conferences after winning,
taking questions from the White House press
corps 18 different times as president-elect.
Bush, who had a shorter transition due to the
extended Florida recount, did so 11 times.
No modern president-elect has waited as
long as Trump to field questions. Since taking office, he has sat for a few television
interviews and has taken a handful of shouted
questions from the press pool a small
group of reporters who follow the president
a few times at Trump Tower in New York
and on Thursday outside his coastal Florida
estate.

NATION

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Friday Dec. 23, 2016

Green energy producers


hopeful despite Donald
Trumps coal promises
By Alicia Chang
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REUTERS

Donald Trump talks the media after a meeting with Pentagon officials at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

Trump says U.S. must greatly


strengthen nuclear capability
By Julie Pace
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON President-elect
Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly
called for the United States to greatly
strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until the rest of the world
comes to its senses regarding nuclear
weapons.
His comments on Twitter came hours
after Russian President Vladimir Putin
said strengthening his countrys
nuclear capabilities should be a chief
military objective in the coming year.
The president-elects statement also
followed his meetings a day earlier
with top Pentagon officials and defense
contractors.
Trump, who is spending the holidays
at his palatial private club in Florida,
did not expand on the actions he wants
the U.S. to take or say why he raised
the issue Thursday.
Spokesman Jason Miller said the
president-elect was referring to the
threat of nuclear proliferation particularly to and among terrorist organizations and unstable and rogue regimes.
Miller said Trump sees modernizing

the nations deterrent capability as a


vital way to pursue peace through
strength.
If Trump were to seek an expansion
of the nuclear stockpiles, it would mark
a sharp shift in U.S. national security
policy. President Barack Obama has
made nuclear non-proliferation a centerpiece of his agenda, calling in 2009
for the U.S. to lead efforts to rid the
world of nuclear weapons a goal he
acknowledged would not be accomplished quickly or easily.
Still, the U.S. has been moving forward on plans to upgrade its aging
nuclear arsenal. Earlier this year,
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said
the Pentagon planned to spend $108
billion over the next five years to sustain and improve its nuclear force.
The U.S. and Russia hold the vast
majority of the worlds nuclear
weapons. In 2010, the two countries
signed the New START treaty capping
the number of nuclear warheads and
missile launchers each country can
possess. The agreement is in effect
until 2021 and can be extended for
another five years.
Thomas Karako, senior fellow at the

Center for Strategic and International


Studies, said the last comprehensive
review of the U.S. nuclear force
which was conducted during Obamas
first term occurred against the backdrop of efforts to reset relations
between Washington and Moscow. The
relationship has since deteriorated,
with Obama and Putin clashing over
Russias provocations in Ukraine and
support for Syrian President Bashar
Assad.
We need to candidly assess what the
environment is and what the prospects
are for Russian compliance with current
treaties, Karako said.
Trump has repeatedly called for closer relations with Russia and has spoken
favorably about Putin. Democrats have
questioned his ties to the Kremlin, particularly after U.S. intelligence officials assessed that Russia had interfered
in the U.S. election on Trumps behalf.
Putin addressed his countrys nuclear
capabilities during an annual year-end
meeting of the Russian defense ministry. He said Russia should enhance
missile complexes that can penetrate
existing and future missile defense systems.

LOS ANGELES Swaths of virgin desert in the U.S. West


in recent years have transformed into solar farms, a trend
green energy supporters predict will persist even with the
election of a president who is making fossil fuel-friendly
Cabinet appointments and promises to bring back coal.
With the support of Congress, the renewable energy
industry has enjoyed a tax credit-buoyed building boom
under President Barack Obama, who has aggressively
pushed to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the burning
of coal and other fossil fuels.
Electricity generated by solar panels and windmills has
played a bigger role in the energy mix in recent years as the
federal government and states seek to reduce heat-trapping
gases through ambitious climate goals. And, despite
President-elect Donald Trumps campaign pledge to revitalize the coal industry and put our miners back to work,
renewable developers are hopeful about their future.
Were looking forward to competing with other energy
sources as a low-cost option, said Tom Kimbis, interim
president of the Solar Energy Industries Association, a trade
group.
Theres the economic reality: Coal plants have shuttered
in recent years as utilities favor cheaper, natural gas extracted from shale-rich places such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and
West Virginia using the controversial drilling technique
known as hydraulic fracturing.

Inquiry says Edward Snowden in


contact with Russias spy services
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains in contact with Russian
intelligence services, according to a
bipartisan congressional report released
at a time when Russia is considered a top
national security concern.
The two-year inquiry focused on
Snowdens 2013 leak of classified U.S.
material about Americas surveillance
programs. It concluded that Snowden
compromised national security by these
disclosures and is avoiding prosecution
Edward
while living in a country that is considSnowden
ered one of the top U.S. adversaries. In
recent months, U.S. intelligence agencies have been outspoken about their beliefs that Russia actively interfered in
the U.S. political process by hacking into private email
accounts.
The report sends a strong message to President Barack
Obama during his final days in office: Do not pardon Edward
Snowden.

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THE DAILY JOURNAL

Reporters notebook

bout 450 volunteers placed


11,025 wreaths on the grave
sites of our deceased veterans at
Go l den Gate Nati o nal Cemetery as
part of the annual Wreaths Acro s s
Ameri ca ceremony Dec. 17. The event is
held in memory of those who never made
it home and in honor of those who have
to spend a holiday away from loved ones.
As the wreaths were placed on the graves,
the name of the deceased was spoken.
Co l . Chri s to pher Starl i ng , U. S.
Mari ne Co rps (retired), who is director
of military and veterans affairs at the
Mari nes Memo ri al Cl ub i n San
Franci s co , was the keynote speaker. The
Wreaths Across America committee, a subcommittee of the Av enue o f Fl ag s
Co mmi ttee of which Caro l y n
Li v eng o o d is president, is co-chaired by
Lei anne Grav es and Amy OCampo ,
Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, volunteers will also be needed to help pick up
the wreaths from the gravesites andplaced
in containers donated by Reco l o g y San
Bruno .
***
Fi l o l i announced Ray mo nd
McKenzi e has been appointed to head of
Retai l Operati o ns , strategizing and
overseeing all aspects of the onsite retail
experience. McKenzie started at Filoli on
Dec. 5, 2016.
McKenzie brings more than 20 years of
experience in retail and comes to Filoli
after ve years in retail for the As i an Art
Mus eum and before those six years with
the Mus eum o f Craft and Des i g n,
both in San Francisco.
Filoli is in Woodside, and one of the
nest remaining country estates of the

early 20th century. The 654-acre property


features a 54,256 square foot Georgian
revival style mansiondesigned byWi l l i s
Po l k, andfurnished with an extensive
collection of 17th and 18th century
English and Irish antiques. Visit loli.org
for more information.
***
The Si l i co n Val l ey Co mmuni ty
Fo undati o n is celebrating its 10th
anniversary by paying homage to its
legacy of offering enhancement and
enrichment through a special $1 million
grant initiative.
The program will offer 10 different
grants worth $100,000 each to nonprot
organizations working to make the
Peninsula a better place, in alignment
with the foundations mission of addressing issues such as economic security,
community building, immigration and
education.
The window for requesting funds opened
Monday, Dec. 19, but deadlines for applications will depend on the grant purpose.
The rst round of winners are expected to
be announced February 2017. Visitsiliconvalleycf.org/anniversary-grantsfor
more information.
***
Everyone here at the Dai l y Jo urnal
would like to wish happy holidays to our
readers, advertisers and partners. We are
proud to produce this newspaper for the
San Mateo County community. Our readers and advertisers make that possible and
we appreciate every one of you.
The Reporters Notebook is a weekly collection
of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily
Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.

REUTERS

Republican State Sen. Norman Sanderson holds his head while fellow Republican Sen. Andrew
Brock, right, looks during a failed attempt to repeal the controversial HB2 law limiting bathroom
access for transgender people in Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina fails to repeal


LGBT law as culture wars rage
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RALEIGH, N. C. Repealing North


Carolinas law limiting LGBT protections at
the close of a bitter election year was supposed to heal blows to the economy and perhaps open a truce in the culture wars in at
least one corner of the divided United States.
The failure of state lawmakers to follow
through instead shows how much faith each
side has lost in the other, as Americans segregate themselves into communities of us
and them, defined by legislative districts
that make compromise unlikely.
The deal was supposedly reached with
input from top politicians and industry leaders: Charlotte agreed to eliminate its antidiscrimination ordinance on the condition
that state lawmakers then repeal the legislation known as House Bill 2, which had been
a response to Charlottes action.
But bipartisan efforts to return both the
city and state to a more harmonious past fell
apart amid mutual distrust, and neither side
seemed to worry about retribution in the
next election.

With GOP map-drawers drawing most legislative districts to be uncompetitively red


or blue, politicians see little downside to
avoiding a negotiated middle-ground. And
since the day Republicans passed and signed
it into law last March, HB2 has reflected
these broad divisions in society.
The failed repeal shows the same polarization, said David Lublin, a Southern politics
expert in American Universitys School of
Public Affairs.
North Carolina had been seen as the forefront of the new South, focusing on education and economic development, and wasnt
viewed as crazy-right wing or crazy-left
wing, Lublin said. Keeping the law in
effect, he said, reverses that impression.
It was always more than just a bathroom
bill.
Republican lawmakers commanding vetoproof majorities framed HB2 as a rebuke to
the values of Charlotte and other urban,
white-collar communities where Democrats
are clustered and where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people generally find
support.

Joan Archibald

Obituary

Joan Archibald, longtime resident of San


Carlos, died Dec. 5, 2016. She is preceeded
in death by her youngest daughter Sharman,
parents Leo and Bea and younger brother
David. She is survived by Robert Archibald,
her husband of 63 years, daughter Cynthia
and son-in-law John Bruni, and six adult
grandchildren.
Joan was born in Waldport, Oregon, but
spent her rst year of life at Shriners
Hospital for Crippled Children in Portland
for a series of free orthopedic surgeries. She
graduated high school as valedictorian and,
after two years at University of Oregon,
went to Hollywood to study voice. Joan
graduated from the University of California
at Berkeley with her secondary teachers cre-

dentials in 1966 while


raising two daughters.
Joan and Bob were
very
involved
in
Christian missions and
choir.
When
their
youngest daughter died at
22, Joan made a stained
glass window for a
memorial chapel they
helped to build in Argentina. Some of Joans
last words were that she was created to be a
mother and grandmother.
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THE DAILY JOURNAL

Friday Dec. 23, 2016

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

ight-year-old Virginia OHanlon


wrote a letter to the editor of New
Yorks Sun, and the quick response
was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept.
21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman
Francis Pharcellus Church has since
become historys most reprinted newspaper
editorial, appearing in part or whole in
dozens of languages in books, movies, and
other editorials, and on posters and
stamps.
DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no
Santa Claus.
Papa says, If you see it in THE SUN its
so.
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa
Claus?
VIRGINIA OHANLON.
115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.
VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong.
They have been affected by the skepticism
of a skeptical age. They do not believe
except they see. They think that nothing
can be which is not comprehensible by

their little minds. All minds, Virginia,


whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a
mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as
compared with the boundless world about
him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and
knowledge.
Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus.
He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that
they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would
be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It
would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith
then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no
enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The
eternal light with which childhood lls the
world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as
well not believe in fairies! You might get
your papa to hire men to watch in all the
chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa
Claus, but even if they did not see Santa

Claus coming down, what would that


prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that
is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The
most real things in the world are those that
neither children nor men can see. Did you
ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of
course not, but thats no proof that they are
not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine
all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the babys rattle and
see what makes the noise inside, but there
is a veil covering the unseen world which
not the strongest man, nor even the united
strength of all the strongest men that ever
lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy,
poetry, love, romance, can push aside that
curtain and view and picture the supernal
beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah,
VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and
he lives forever. A thousand years from
now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand
years from now, he will continue to make
glad the heart of childhood.

Letters to the editor


Which view is yours?

every community in this city.

Editor,
Regarding recent bitter letters to the
editor, at this critical time of our nations
changing I offer a philosophical thought:
In politics, as in the rest of life, there
is a world view and there is a backyard
view.
As humans, perhaps some of us are
functionally ill-equiped to leave the backyard.
If so, pity our species.

Beverly Kalinin
San Mateo

Junior accessory dwellings


will affect quality of life
Editor,
After going to the Dec. 13 San Mateo
Planning Commission meeting, I was
very surprised to hear the mentality ofa
commissioner.If the junior accessory
dwellings are passed, there will be a negative effect on our community inNorth
Central San Mateo.
Its hard to believe that a commissioner
doesnt have a problem with cars parked
in front yards oron the side of the
house.Obviouslythey are not aware of
Municipal Code 27.64.023, which is a
violation to parka car on frontyards.
With the city of San Mateo refusing to
enforce city codes, North Central is
already facing these problems. If this
parking problem was happening on their
block, Im sure they would have a different opinion. Also the city of San Mateo
should offer a certain quality of life to

Jerry Lee, Publisher


Jon Mays, Editor in Chief
Nathan Mollat, Sports Editor

Linda Medrano
San Mateo

Good Samaritans
bring a blessed Christmas
Editor,
Two items in the Friday, Dec. 16 Daily
Journal (the story, A warm bed on a cold
night and the guest perspective, The
importance and joy of shopping local)
have inadvertently called attention to the
different paths many lives have taken here
in our local communities. The rst story
mentioned above, writtenby Daily Journal
staff writer Samantha Weigel, outlines how
an alarming number of county residents
struggle to keep up with the basic necessities of life. In response, organizations such
as Samaritan House, St. Vincent de Paul and
the network of nonprots afliated with the
countys Human Services Agency are
increasingly dedicated to helping and serving the disadvantaged. Truly, these organizations with their noble volunteers are
touched with a special grace, and their
efforts remind us that true peace and joy simply comes from trying to do our best for the
people around us. May this be a blessed
Christmas for all.

Michael Traynor
Burlingame

New housing destroying marriages?

Kerry McArdle, Marketing & Events


Samantha Weigel, Senior Reporter
REPORTERS:
Terry Bernal, Anna Schuessler, Austin Walsh
Susan E. Cohn, Senior Correspondent: Events

BUSINESS STAFF:
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Charles Gould
Paul Moisio
Joy Uganiza

Henry Guerrero
Brian Miller
Dave Newlands

INTERNS, CORRESPONDENTS, CONTRACTORS:


Renee Abu-Zaghibra Robert Armstrong
Jim Clifford
Dan Heller
Tom Jung
Mona Murhamer
Karan Nevatia
Jeanita Lyman
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Adriana Ramirez
Nick Rose
Andrew Scheiner
Joel Snyder
Megan Tao
Gary Whitman
Cindy Zhang

Perspective Columns
Should be no longer than 600 words.
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Letters to the Editor
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Noveed Safipour
San Mateo

Editor,
In a letter on the Dec. 20 edition of the

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Nicola Zeuzem, Production Manager

Daily Journal titled Dear Cameron


Johnson, San Carlos resident Raymond
DeMattei complained to his citys mayor
about changes made in his neighborhood. In
doing so, he wrote, My wife is so disgusted
with this change ... that she wants to leave
our fair town and possibly me.
As a local activist who cares deeply about
housing issues, I have heard many complaints about new housing affecting quality
of life, the vast majority of which are inaccurate or misguided. From my experience,
residents often do project extraneous community concerns or personal life problems
onto new housing developments. But I have
never come across an insinuation as bizarre
as DeMatteis that the removal of six trees
in his neighborhood and a new two-story
house next door could cause his wife to leave
him. Im bafed. How do such changes result
in the destruction of a marriage?
Normally, Im not one to delve into other
peoples personal affairs. However, since
DeMattei volunteered this information to a
newspaper with thousands of readers, Id
like more information. Can you please write
back and explain how, exactly, having a
new house next door is ruining your marriage? Inquiring minds would like to know if
new housing destroying marriages is a real
concern that policy analysts and city planners should take into consideration when
evaluating future projects and zoning, or if
its just more baseless, hyperbolic rhetoric
from anti-growth residentialists.
Whatever the case, I suppose DeMatteis
situation could give the term home wrecker a whole new meaning.

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Thinking of others,
and including them

his weekend is Christmas and if you


havent gotten your gifts then get
thee to a store tout de suite, pronto,
stat, code three, right away that is, of
course, if you celebrate Christmas.
If you dont, and you dont celebrate
another December holiday like Hanukkah,
Kwanzaa or even Festivus, then you may
have enjoyed watching everyone else stress
out prepping for the holiday.
Amid the stress, there are multiple reasons
for the season
so to speak, so
its also important to take a
step back and
make a note of
that. If you are
Christian,
Christmas
means something very specic but also
generally a reason to get
together with
family and
friends to celebrate and
exchange gifts. Unless, of course, you are
one of those families that have a no-gift
policy, and thats OK too.
If you are of another faith that celebrates a
December holiday, there are also traditions
to which to adhere, and that makes it fun
too.
Those without a December holiday can
celebrate in their own way and perhaps
enjoy being out and about when others are
in.
One more thing to consider is that while
many of us are ensnared in the hustle and
bustle, there are others who feel on the outside looking in. They can be strangers, but
they can also be loved ones or those with
whom we have lost touch. The holidays can
be joyous, but they can be depressing as
well if one is out of contact with friends and
loved ones. So please consider reaching out
to someone who you havent talked to for a
while and let them know you are thinking of
them. Oftentimes, people feel embarrassed
if they have lost touch, or maybe because
they havent sent a gift. But thats not the
point. Sometimes a phone call to reconnect
is all it will take for someone to feel connected, and frankly, thought of. Its hard to
carve out the minutes at this time of year,
but its worth it. So I really wouldnt mind if
you dropped this newspaper right now or
turned away from this column online to
make that call. Please do. Ill be here when
you return.
For those still reading, my larger point is
that of reconnecting and including people in
your thoughts and conversations. It really is
a greater gift than anything purchased in a
store.
Another point Id like to make is that
2016 was a challenging year for many, and a
big part of that was the presidential campaign and election. Those who supported
Hillary Clinton are feeling disappointed and
concerned. Those who supported Donald
Trump are feeling triumphant but also
attacked by those who feel disappointed and
concerned. Regardless of who you supported, or even if you didnt even vote at all, it
is important to note that we all have our reasons for our political beliefs and even if
those beliefs differ, they do not necessarily
make the origination nefarious on either
side of the political spectrum.
Many in this area are speaking more
openly about inclusion, and the importance
of it. It should go without saying that now
is the time to truly be open to all, regardless
of background, religion, nation of origin or
political belief. It is also a time to think of
others, including those who have less, or
are lonely and feeling excluded. And time to
reach out to others who you havent for a
while, who would be touched by your
thoughts of them now and into the new
year.
Jon May s is the editor in chief of the Daily
Journal. He can be reached at jon@smdaily journal.com. Follow Jon on Twitter @jonmay s.

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BUSINESS

Friday Dec. 23, 2016

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Stocks slide again as retailers, tech slips


By Marley Jay

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK Retailers took


losses Thursday and pulled U.S.
stocks lower in another day of
mild trading before the holidays.
Bed Bath & Beyond was pummeled after the home goods retailer reported weak results, and
investors also dumped companies
like Target, Staples and Dollar
Tree. Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba fell after it was sanctioned by the U.S. government,
while companies linked to
investor Carl Icahn climbed after
the billionaire was named as a
future adviser to President-elect
Donald Trump.
Quincy Krosby, a markets
strategist for Prudential Financial,
said investors were concerned
about the weak earnings for Bed
Bath & Beyond and about the jump
in interest rates since the election.
When you have interest rates
rising, at least initially, it tends
to take a little bit from the discretionary (companies) because cred-

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she said.
The Dow Jones industrial average shed 23.08 points, or 0.1 percent, to 19,918.88. The Standard
& Poors 500 index lost 4. 22
points, or 0. 2 percent, to
2,260.96. The Nasdaq composite
dipped 24.01 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,447.42. The Russell

Wal-Mart pulls Black Lives


Matter T-shirt from website
SAN FRANCISCO Wal-Mart has pulled
a Black Lives Matter T-shirt from its online
offerings amid complaints by police.
Wal-Mart told Fox News Insider that it
will no longer sell the shirts with the words
Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter on its
website. The move came after the Fraternal
Order of Police called the shirts offensive
and asked the retailer to stop sales.
Wal-Mart responded by providing a statement Tuesday to the Associated Press pledging to cease sales of the shirts.
The statement says the company has a
marketplace with millions of items offered
by third parties, including Blue Lives
Matter, Black Lives Matter and All Lives
Matter merchandise.
It said Wal-Mart removed the Black Lives
Matter shirt after hearing concerns from
customers.

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stocks sank 12.53 points, or 0.9
percent, to 1,362.66.
With the year-end holidays
approaching, trading remained
light.
A second day of losses pulled the
Dow further from the 20, 000
mark. It first reached 19,000 a
month ago.

Buisness briefs
Judge warns VW owners
not to strip car parts before buybacks
SAN FRANCISCO A federal judge on
Thursday warned Volkswagen owners eligible
for a buyback under one of the companys
emissions cheating settlements not to strip
their vehicles of parts before turning them in.
The German automaker reached a deal this
week with U.S. regulators and attorneys for
owners on the remaining 3-liter diesel cars
caught in the scandal. At a hearing about compensation for those buyers, Volkswagen
attorney Robert Giuffra complained that a
handful of customers were removing car parts
under an earlier deal on a larger number of
vehicles with smaller engines.
That settlement for about 475,000 2-liter
diesel cars calls for them to be returned in
the condition they were being driven, U.S.
District Judge Charles Breyer said.

After it reported a far smaller


profit and weaker sales than analysts expected, Bed Bath &
Beyond dropped $4.18, or 9.2 percent, to $41.38. That wiped out
most of the gains the company
has made during the post-election
rally. The SPDR S&P 500 retail
ETF lost 3.5 percent.
Alibaba fell after the U.S. gov-

ernment put the Chinese e-commerce company back on a list of


marketplaces that sell large
amounts of counterfeit goods and
is slow to respond when companies complain about knockoffs.
Chinese regulators have made
similar criticisms. Alibabas U.S.listed stock lost $2.45, or 2.7 percent, to $86.80.
Several companies linked to
Carl Icahn surged after the billionaire investor was named as an
adviser to Trump on regulatory
reform issues. Icahn says he wants
to cut business regulations. He is
close to Trump and advised him
during the presidential campaign,
and thats given some of his companies a large boost.
Icahn Enterprises rose $4.38, or
7.6 percent, to $62.30 and refining company CVR Energy added
$2. 25, or 10. 5 percent, to
$23.69. Icahn owns 82 percent of
the voting power in CVR Energy.
Icahn Enterprises has climbed 30
percent since the presidential
election, and CVR Energy has
climbed 85 percent.

Uber moves self-driving cars


from California to Arizona
By Astrid Galvan
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHOENIX A fleet of self-driving Uber


cars left for Arizona on Thursday after they
were banned from California roads over safety
concerns.
The announcement came after Arizona Gov.
Doug Ducey took to social media on
Wednesday and Thursday touting Arizona as
an alternative to California for the ride-hailing company to test out its self-driving cars.
Ducey, a Republican, sent tweets advertising Arizonas friendly business environment,
saying Uber should ditch California for the
Grand Canyon state.
Uber said in a statement that it had shipped
its cars to Arizona and will be expanding its
self-driving pilot program in the next few
weeks. The company hasnt announced a date
when the cars will be tested, nor did it provide
details about how many cars were included.
Uber previously had 16 self-driving cars registered in California.
Arizona welcomes Uber self-driving cars
with open arms and wide open roads. While
California puts the brakes on innovation and
change with more bureaucracy and more regulation, Arizona is paving the way for new
technology and new businesses, Ducey said
in a written statement.

Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said


the governor has been a strong supporter of
driverless car technology and new business
models, signing in August 2015 an executive
order supporting the testing of such cars in
Arizona.
Uber faced immediate backlash after it
launched its California testing in San
Francisco last week.
The California Department of Motor
Vehicles had threatened legal action if Uber
kept the cars on the road, saying they needed
the same special permit as the 20 other companies testing self-driving technology in
California.
Uber said it doesnt need that permit
because the cars are not sophisticated enough
to continuously drive themselves. Still, the
company promotes the cars as self-driving.
The ride-hailing company and state regulators negotiated for a week, but Uber pulled its
cars off California roads Wednesday after state
officials announced they would revoke the
vehicle registrations of all 16 self-driving
cars.
The DMV said the registrations for the
vehicles were wrongly issued because they
were not properly marked as test vehicles. It
invited Uber to seek a permit so their vehicles
could operate legally in California an offer
the company said it did not plan to accept.

Toy sellers and makers offer


more options for autistic kids
By Joseph Pisani
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK Toy stores, with bright


lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can
be hard to manage for children with autism
or other sensory issues. For parents, finding toys that match their kids skill sets and
will hold their attention can be a process of
trial and error. Big toy sellers and specialists are both trying to provide some better
options.
Hasbro, for instance, offers tips on how
parents can teach autistic children to play
with Mr. Potato Head or a My Little Pony
set. Toy maker Melissa & Doug offers stores
special catalogs.
A Toys R Us in King of Prussia,
Pennsylvania, turned off its music for three
hours on a recent Saturday morning and
turned its break room into a quiet zone as
part of an event planned with the Greater

Philadelphia Autism Society. The companys 100 stores in the U.K. have been offering similar hours for one day a year since
2014, and Toys R Us plans to bring similar
events to more of its 900 U.S. stores. Chuck
E. Cheeses, the chain with arcade games
and rides, similarly plans to turn off the
music and dim the lights at 40 Northeast
restaurants for a couple of hours one Sunday
a month starting in January, as part of a trial
run.
In the meantime, small stores designed
specifically for children with sensory issues
are popping up as well.
The need for a store like this is even bigger than I thought it would be, says
Bethany Mathis, who opened Time 4 Toys
last month after having a hard time finding
toys for her 8-year-old son with sensory
processing issues. The walls at the store in
Flowood, Mississippi, are painted in soft
colors and kids can test out the toys.

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fan, Sweetie, dies at 107
Friday Dec. 23, 2016

Warriors work hard for win


By Brian Mahoney
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK The Golden State Warriors


knew they would need energy and were missing the guy who often provides it, so they
werent totally surprised by their poor first
half.
Its kind of what we expected, coach
Steve Kerr said. I dont know I expected to
be down 16 at the half, but I knew that they
would come out and give us a hell of a
fight.
The Warriors ended up winning easily.
Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine
rebounds and seven assists, and Golden
State turned an ugly start into an easy finish
in a 117-101 victory over the Brooklyn
Nets on Thursday night.
Klay Thompson added 23 points for the
Warriors, who opened a three-game road trip
that leads into their NBA Finals rematch in
Cleveland on Christmas. They didnt look
ready while falling behind by 16 at halftime, but were back to their sometimes
unstoppable selves while outscoring the
Nets by 32 points over the final 24 minutes.
I felt like we were all positive coming
into the locker room, Durant said. No
pointing fingers. None of that stuff. We
knew it was just a matter of time.
Stephen Curry and Zaza Pachulia each finished with 15 points for the Warriors, who
played without Draymond Green, who
returned to the Bay Area early Thursday after
the birth of his son, Draymond Jamal Green
Jr.
Brook Lopez scored 28 points for
Brooklyn, but just five in the second half as
the Nets dropped their fourth straight. They
complete a back-to-back against the last
two NBA champions when they visit
Cleveland on Friday.
I thought we stuck with it, we did a good
job trying to stick with it, but again I think
a lot of it is just more on us and what we
stopped doing than anything, Lopez said.
Golden State earned its sixth consecutive
win and improved the NBAs best record to
26-4.
The Warriors had won their last two games
by a combined 75 points but didnt play
much defense in the first quarter of this one,

See WARRIORS, Page 16

Raiders safety
Nelsons focus is
beyond Pro Bowl
By Michael Wagaman
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NICOLE SWEET/USA TODAY SPORTS

Golden States Steph Curry, right, looks to make a pass as Brooklyns Brook Lopez defends
during the Warriors 117-101 win over the Nets.

ALAMEDA Oakland Raiders safety


Reggie Nelson didnt spend much time celebrating his second straight selection for the
Pro Bowl and for good reason.
Although the Raiders (11-3) have already
secured a spot in the playoffs, there is still
plenty more up for grabs before the postseason begins in January.
With a one-game lead over Kansas City in
the AFC West, Oakland can win the division
for the first time since 2002 by sweeping its
final two games against
Indianapolis and Denver.
Theres also the matter of
a first-round bye in the
playoffs along with
homefield
advantage,
both of which the Raiders
are still in contention
for.
Nelson would much
Reggie Nelson rather party for all of that
than he would for being
voted to the Pro Bowl.
We still have that carrot out there,
Nelson said Thursday. There are a lot of
goals that we still need to achieve. It doesnt stop right now. Just because youre in
the playoffs doesnt mean anything. We
have a lot of football left, a division game
left. There is a lot of stuff going on right
now and I just want to make sure all the
young guys stay focused.
One of the top free agent signings this
past offseason by Raiders general manager
Reggie McKenzie, the 33-year-old Nelson
has settled in as the leader of Oaklands secondary after a slow start to the season.
A year after tying Kansas Citys Marcus
Peters for the NFL lead with eight interceptions, Nelson has four this season to lead
the Raiders. Hes also fourth on the team in
tackles, second in fumble recoveries and
third in passes defensed.
Equally important, according to Raiders
coach Jack Del Rio, has been Nelsons
impact in the locker room.
Not that Del Rio was surprised. He was in

See RAIDERS, Page 16

Hillsdale pulls away late to beat Mt. Pleasant


By Nathan Mollat
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Hillsdale boys basketball coach Brett


Stevenson knew what he was getting when the
Knights hosted Mt. Pleasant in a non-league
game Thursday night.
The Knights beat the Cardinals 55-53 in the
first round of the Central Coast Section tournament last season and knew Mt. Pleasant featured 6-4 Ausage Siamu and a bunch of small,
3-point shooting guards.
Stevenson knew that if his team could con-

tain Siamu, hed take his chances with the


Cardinals outside shooting.
The game pretty much went how Stevenson
expected. The Knights did a good job limiting
Siamu and the rest of the Cardinals could not
pick up the slack against a Hillsdale squad that
was simply longer and taller than the
Cardinals.
That doesnt mean it was easy. Despite leading the entire game, Hillsdale did not put the
game away until the fourth quarter to pull out a
51-36 win.
We knew about the big guy. We werent

going to let him beat us. We held him to


eight, Stevenson said. We knew we were
going to give up some 3s.
It was those 3-pointers that kept Mt.
Pleasant (5-5 overall) in the game as long as it
did because the 3-pointer is the great equalizer
in basketball. So despite shooting just under
50 percent from the floor, the Knights struggled to put any real distance between themselves and the Cardinals as they knocked
down seven 3s for the game.
But even that was not enough for Mt.
Pleasant to overcome the Knights frontcourt

of Isaiah Cozzolino, Zack Dwyer and Sean


Godtfredsen, Kiko Sandoval and Quan Nguyen
who all go 6-2 or taller, with Dwyer at 6-4
and Cozzolino at 6-5.
Early on, Mt. Pleasant had no answer for
Dwyer and Cozzolino, who dominated the
opening minutes. The two combined for eight
of the Knights 13 first-quarter points and
were basically unstoppable on the boards.
Cozzolino, especially, was a handful for the
Cardinals in general, and Siamu specifically,
as the Hillsdale big man scored 20 points,

See KNIGHTS, Page 14

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Big-time college sports keeps falling on its face


G

rayson Allen sure picked a lousy


week to take college sports on a bad
trip down memory lane.
The Duke junior has NBA-caliber talent but
the lingering instincts of a playground
bully. His nasty habit of taking down opponents even as theyre going by him finally
came full circle.
After Allen was hit with a technical foul
and benched for tripping Elon guard Steven
Santa Ana the third time he pulled the
same stunt in a year Duke coach Mike
Krzyzewski reluctantly did the right thing.
He announced Thursday that Allen has been
suspended indefinitely.
But even that small measure of justice
required Coach K to do a little reflecting of
his own. First, he put Allen back in
Wednesday nights game, handily won by
the Blue Devils 72-61, then defiantly told
reporters in a postgame press conference that
he wouldnt be bullied into punishing Allen
just to satisfy others expectations.
What Krzyzewski couldnt have known at
either moment was that Allens latest trip
was looping endlessly on Twitter and television, reinforcing what other images and
headlines have made all too apparent about
the state of big-time college sports in the
last few weeks:

Its as out of control


as ever.
If you have doubts
and a strong stomach
go find the two-yearold, but-just-released
video of Oklahoma
football player Joe
Mixon punching a
woman in the face in
2014. Or read the stories about how
Minnesotas football
team pledged to boycott
an upcoming bowl game to protest the suspensions of 10 players in connection with a
sexual assault investigation; or how other
players are voluntarily snubbing their teams
bowl games to prepare for next years NFL
draft.
While were at it, lets not forget the comically dubbed Wakyleaks scandal at Wake
Forest .
To be fair, the incidents vary widely in
consequence and have only so much in common. But at the core of each is a serious
lapse in judgment by college-age kids and
the grown-ups who are supposed to be in
charge. Their sense of entitlement has only
swelled in proportion to the dollars flowing

JIM LITKE

into the coffers of every big-time college


program.
In the Mixon case, Oklahoma coach Bob
Stoops originally suspended the player for
the entire 2014 season. But after the video
was made public this week, Stoops said that
had Mixon done what he did in 2016, hed
kick him off the team. Like NFL commissioner Roger Goodells similarly tortured
mea culpa in the Ray Rice affair, it was too
little, too late.
And while were on the topic of cluelessness, how about a shout-out for Alabama
coach Nick Saban?
On hearing the news that LSUs Leonard
Fournette and Stanfords Christian McCaffery
were ditching their respective bowl games to
begin preparations for the NFL draft, he
blamed the decision on the college footballs
power-that-be to switch from an all-bowl format to a playoff.
To his credit, Saban accepted some of the
blame for dismantling what had been a
quaint-but-unruly tradition and turning it into
a multi-billion-dollar extravaganza. What he
failed to mention, conveniently, was the
lack of loyalty that mercenaries Saban
included are now returning in spades at
every level of the game.
To be fair, the kids are plenty culpable.

They know the rules, and the overwhelming


majority abide by them. Every big-time athletic program has at least one full-time compliance officer, and some employ as many as
seven or eight. No one is telling them to
abuse women, take envelopes stuffed with
cash from agents, or even trip-up opponents.
But lets be honest. Money keeps flowing
into big-time college sports and the pockets
of coaches and administrator because theyve
effectively become a minor-league system
for the NFL and NBA. And theyre doing it
largely on the backs of kids whose schoolwork is so demanding that many will never
be able to take advantage of the scholarship
that gets thrown in with it.
If that no longer outrages the rest of us, at
least those same coaches and administrators
can spare us the lecture about how much they
care. Most of them genuinely care about their
guys and would love to see them get through
four years or less covered with nothing
but glory.
Everybody stumbles. Its how you handle
the fall and get back up that college sports
cant seem to figure out.

Jim Litke is a sports columnist for The Associated


Press. Write him at jlitke(at)ap.org and
https://Twitter.com/JimLitke

Bowl games hand out quite the goodie bags


By Joe Reedy
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

If coming up with the perfect present during the holidays for one person is stressful,
try doing it for 250.
That is the annual task that faces those
trying to select the ideal gift package for
college bowl participants.
Most games try to avoid giving away the
same thing. Most have watches, backpacks

and hats but when it comes to the big gifts


this is where the real competition begins.

Top gifts (non-gift suite)


For the 16 games that choose not to have
gift suites, there are some interesting
choices this year. Here are the top five:
Appl e Watch Ni ke + (Al amo Bo wl ):
This is the only game that has announced it
has the popular smartwatch as one of its
gifts. Rick Hill, the games vice president

of marketing, said they went up to the lastminute to make its decision and was in constant contact with Nike to make sure they
could get them.
While most companies offer a discount on
bulk items, that is not the case with Apple
watches, which have a retail value between
$349-399.
Fi n ro ds Fe s t i v e We ar ( Arme d
Fo rces Bo wl ): Brant Ringler, the bowls
executive director, said he got the idea two
years ago when he saw Illinois arrive in
Texas for bowl preparations wearing ugly
holiday sweaters.
This year there are two colors, red and
blue. Both feature the games sponsors
logo, an F-35 jet, footballs and a goal post.
I didnt know if it was still popular but
last week I was out and saw seven college
kids wearing ugly sweaters and another in
ugly suit. It is nice to see the trend continuing, Ringler said.
Re d,
i n f l at ab l e
b i g - l az y
(Ari zo na Bo wl ): The Tucson-based game
is only two years old but is developing a
reputation for unique gifts. Last year it was
a pair of Cowtown custom cowboy boots
where each team had its own fitting sessions.
The boots arent one of the gifts this year
but the inflatable couch might get more use
in a players dorm room or apartment.
Whatev er the Co tto n Bo wl g i v es :
This is the only game that does not reveal
what their gifts are before the players
arrive. However, the gifts are usually the
best of all the bowls.
Last year Alabama and Michigan State
received an Apple Watch and Amazon Fire
TV. Two years ago it was Beats wireless

headphones and three years ago it was an


Apple TV and iPad Mini.
B o b b l e h e ad ( Tax s l ay e r B o wl ) :
These are not your standard mass produced
bobbleheads. Each player will get one with
their face, name and uniform number.

Top gift suite items


This year 25 games are doing gift suites.
In the case of the Fiesta Bowl, athletes from
Clemson and Ohio State have the option of
the gift suite or a PlayStation bundle that
includes the game system and accessories.
Jon Cooperstein, director of the sports
marketing division for PAC, said the bigticket items remain the most popular.
Re c l i n e rs : The leather chair, which
includes two USB ports and a drink holder,
remain the most popular item, no matter
what position someone plays because it
allows them to create their own home theatre system.
Mi chael Ko rs watches : Most games
supply watches as gifts but some prefer having something more stylish or get one to
give to a family member or girlfriend.
Mo untai n bi kes : These have gained in
popularity among the past year or two as
athletes use them to commute around campus.
Amazo n echo : The internet-connected
wireless speaker with the digital assistant
named Alexa has gained in popularity the
past two bowl seasons.
Wi rel es s headpho nes : Beats came out
with a couple new versions before the holidays, which will make them more popular
than some of the outdated ones. Over the ear
headphones instead of earbuds remain the
more favored option.

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Friday Dec. 23, 2016

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UNC again faces NCAA charge in academic case


By Aaron Beard
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RALEIGH, N.C. The NCAA has once


again revamped its charges against North
Carolina in the schools multi-year academic case, leading university officials to openly question the fairness of the process.
The school on Thursday released a third
Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA
that included charging the school with providing improper extra benefits after withdrawing a similar charge last spring. The
Dec. 13 notice reworded the charge that had
been removed from the first version filed in
May 2015 centering on athletes access to
irregular courses on the Chapel Hill campus.
First tied to conduct by academic counselors, the charge now focuses on two former staffers in that department while also
citing them for violating principles of ethical conduct.
And while noting that many at-risk athletes used the courses to help maintain eligibility, the third NOA restores a reference to
football and mens basketball players
among that group, which was also removed
before the second version filed in April.
UNC has faced five top-level charges in all
three versions, including lack of institutional control, though a charge of failure to

I have never seen three notices on the same case. And the charge of
the enforcement staff is to investigate and properly assess the facts
to bylaws, and to have such a moving target is confounding to me.
Bubba Cunningham, University of North Carolina athletic director

monitor from the second notice was incorporated within the institutional-control
charge in the third notice.
Athletic director Bubba Cunningham said
in a conference call on Thursday that the
school had serious concerns about a
process he said has gotten off track in a
case tied to the schools long-running academic fraud scandal.
I have to admit Im surprised and disappointed by the entire third NOA,
Cunningham said. Again, I have never seen
three notices on the same case. And the
charge of the enforcement staff is to investigate and properly assess the facts to bylaws,
and to have such a moving target is confounding to me.
UNC had appeared before an infractions
committee panel in October solely to discuss procedural arguments it had made in
response to the second NOA. The school
also released a Nov. 28 letter from the panel
led by Southeastern Conference
Commissioner Greg Sankey stating it

had instructed the enforcement staff to revisit the charges to review whether they are
alleged in a fashion to best decide this case.
That step was of particular concern to UNC
officials, with attorney Richard J. Evrard
writing a Wednesday letter to Sankey regarding a process that increasingly lacks clarity on what (UNC) is expected to defend. He
also stated Sankey previously refused to add
letters between UNC and the NCAA enforcement staff explaining what led to the
removal of the improper-benefits charge
after the first notice.
I think it makes it really difficult for any
institution thats going to face a group that
can act as the investigator, the prosecutor
and the judge, Cunningham said. I think
its patently unfair. And I think that we need
to consider, not just in this case, but on a
national basis this entire infractions
process.
NCAA spokeswoman Emily James
declined by email to comment Thursday on
UNCs case, which grew as an offshoot of a

2010 probe into the football program. Now,


for the third time, UNC will have a 90-day
deadline to respond to NCAA charges.
UNC had challenged the NCAAs jurisdiction and said its accreditation agency was
the proper authority to handle academic
issues as part of its procedural arguments
leading to the October hearing.
Part of those issues also dealt with how
much information should be used from a
2014 investigation conducted by former
U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth
Wainstein into the formerly named African
and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department.
Wainsteins report focused on courses
requiring only a research paper or two while
offering GPA-boosting grades, with many
misidentified as lecture courses that didnt
meet. Wainstein estimated more than 3,100
students were affected between 1993 and
2011, with athletes across numerous sports
accounting for roughly half the enrollments.
Three charges in the third notice remained
unchanged: one for a former womens basketball academic counselor providing
improper help on assignments and one for
each of the former AFAM staffers most
directly linked to the irregularities for failing to cooperate in the NCAA probe.

NCAA decides to head West for Final Four


By John Marshall
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHOENIX The road to the Phoenix Final


Four was partially paved in Texas.
The 2014 Final Four in Dallas-Fort Worth
served as a catalyst for college basketballs
premier event to be spread across a large area,
not just in one centralized location. The
games were held at AT&T Stadium in
Arlington, the fan fest and most of the lodging were in downtown Dallas, and the whole
thing worked.
Phoenixs proposal featured a similar setup,
the games to be played in Glendale, the fan
fest in downtown Phoenix, the bulk of lodging in both Phoenix and Scottsdale.
The Valley of the Sun was already a frontrunner when future Final Four sites were
announced in 2014, but the success in Texas
helped push it over the top.
Logistically, Phoenix is similar to other
Final Four sites that we have managed; north
Texas, Houston (2011) to a certain degree,

said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president


of basketball. Transportation, movement of
folks, weve had those learnings that we can
use for Phoenix.
The decision to bring the Final Four to
Phoenix ends an 11-year western drought.
The West has had its share of regionals in
recent years: West finals in Southern
California in 2011 and from 2013-15,
Phoenix from 2008-09 and in 2012, San Jose
in 2008.
But the last time the Final Four was held in
the West was Seattle in 1995. Indianapolis
has hosted the Final Four five times in that
span, Atlanta three times, three other cities
twice each. The closest the Final Four came to
being in the West since 1995 was San
Antonio in 1998 and 2008.
Its a national tournament so it needs to be
represented in a national way, said Mark
Hollis, chair of the NCAAs Division I mens
basketball committee. Its not necessarily
why Phoenix was chosen. It was chosen
because of Phoenixs ability to host major

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Playoffs. It was chosen on merit, but the fact
that it was out West helps that process that its
a national tournament.
Phoenixs growing reputation as a bigevent host was a big help.
The Valley of the Sun has been home to
numerous sporting events through the years:
the 1996 Super Bowl, college football bowl
games, the Phoenix Open, NASCAR and
IndyCar, baseball spring training.
Over the past few years, Phoenix has
become a go-to place for major events.
The area made some initial big-ticket marks
with the Super Bowl in 2008 and the 2010
BCS National Championship Game. Phoenix
is currently on a major major-event run with
the 2015 Super Bowl, the 2016 College
Football Playoff title game and 2017 Final
Four all in succession.
Its just an outstanding destination,
Hollis said. Phoenix has proven it can handle big events.
In past Final Fours, many of the coaches,

administrators and other officials would often


leave their families at home.
Phoenix will offer a chance to tack on vacation before or after the games. The weather in
March should be close to perfect even better than for the Super Bowl and CFP and
comes at a time when some students will be on
spring break.
The Valley also offers a wide variety of other
activities not affiliated with the games,
including golf, hiking and the start of the
baseball season will coincide with the Final
Four. The Grand Canyon is a few hours away
and the red rocks of Sedona are even closer.
For those folks that live in the Northeast,
the Midwest and the upper Northwest, to come
here is such a spectacular time of the year,
guaranteed good weather, plenty of activity.
Its absolutely great, Gavitt said.
Anecdotally, were hearing from members
that theyre coming early or staying after the
championship game to go sightseeing.
People want to stay and enjoy what the area
has to offer.

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Friday Dec. 23, 2016

Local sports roundup


WEDNESDAY
Boys soccer
El Camino 7, Woodside Priory 0
The Colts completed the non-league portion of its schedule
unbeaten after routing the Panthers.
Ivan Stus had a big game for El Camino (4-0-2 overall), scoring twice and assisting on two other goals. Matthew Corcoran
and Christian Marquez also scored twice for the Colts.

Girls basketball
Menlo-Atherton 51, Cupertino 37
Both the Bears and the Pioneer came into the game with one
loss apiece, but M-A that not all one-loss teams are the same.
M-A (6-1) led 29-25 at halftime, but clamped down defensively
in the second half, limiting Cupertino to just 12 points in the
third and fourth quarters combined.
Greer Hoyem continues to dominate for the Bears, pouring in a
game-high 22 points, scoring 15 of her teams 19 first-quarter
points. Ilana Baer added 10 for M-A.

Boys basketball
Menlo-Atherton 58, Sacred Heart Prep 39
Eric Norton went 10 for 11 from the free-throw line and scored
a team-high 21 points as the senior guard led the Bears to the win
over the rival Gators in a non-league game.
Senior post Raymond Fowler added 10 points for M-A (4-3
overall).
SHP (1-4) was led by Trevor Panchal, who scored a game-high
25 points, hitting three 3-pointers and going a perfect 8 for 8
from the line.

TUESDAY
Girls basketball
Sacred Heart Prep 59, Sequoia 52
Freshman Charlotte Levinson scored 20 points to lead the
Gators to the win over the Cherokees. Natalie Zimits added 13 for
SHP (5-1) as well.
Sequoia was led by Mia Woo, who scored a game-high 21
points. Emily McAdams finished with 7 for the Cherokees.

SPORTS

THE DAILY JOURNAL

UFC star may have failed another drug test


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES Standout UFC fighter Cristiane


Cyborg Justino has potentially violated the mixed martial arts promotions anti-doping policy.
The UFC announced Justinos apparent failure of a doping
test Thursday.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which administers the
UFCs anti-doping efforts, told the promotion that Justino
was flagged for an out-of-competition test Dec. 5. USADA
will go through its review process before announcing any
sanctions or suspensions.
On her personal webpage, Justino wrote she tested positive for a diuretic she is taking as part of a therapeutic treatment due to medical issues related to her difficult weight cuts
before bouts. She hopes to get a retroactive therapeutic use
exemption for the substance.
For my fans who are disappointed in the news, I am
sorry, Justino wrote. You can feel confident that the substance they are inquiring about is not for performance
enhancing use, and is needed for my specific treatments.
Feel confident that I am a clean athlete.

KNIGHTS
Continued from page 11
pulled down 10 rebounds, blocked three shots and added a pair
of assists.
Cozzolino is my one returning starter, Stevenson said.
Hes stronger (this year). Hes more confident.
Dwyer finished with seven points, nine rebounds and two
assists.
The ball is going in (to our bigs this season), Stevenson
said. Everyone knows its going in.
Hillsdale (5-3) jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the opening
period and appeared on its way to a lopsided win before its
offense dried up. The Knights scored only four points over the
final three minutes of the first quarter and led just 13-6 at the
quarter break.
In the second, the Cardinals did a much better job of collapsing on the Knights inside and Siamu found his rhythm and
started defending much better. Mt. Pleasant scored the first four
points of the second period to close to 13-10 and would
outscore the Knights 12-8 in the period to trail just 21-18 at
halftime.
Hillsdale was on fire in the third period, connecting on 8 of
13 shots. Sean Godtfredsen opened the second half with a baseline reverse layup and Cozzolino followed with a putback to
increase the Knights lead to 25-18. Dwyer followed with
back-to-back buckets and Cozzolino converted a layup to give
the Knights their biggest lead of the game to that point, 3121, as they outscored the Cardinals 10-3 in the first four minutes of the third quarter.

Justino (17-1) is considered one of the


worlds top pound-for-pound fighters,
and the UFC recently announced the formation of a 145-pound womens featherweight division largely to provide a
platform for Justino at her optimal
weight. After winning titles in the
Invicta and Strikeforce promotions,
Justino won her first two fights in the
UFC earlier this year.
Christiane
Justino was stripped of her Strikeforce
Cyborg
featherweight title in 2012 after testing
Justino
positive for steroids. The Brazilianborn U.S. citizen served a yearlong suspension before
returning to the sport and receiving derision for her steroid
use from other top fighters, including Ronda Rousey.
The UFC hoped to put her in the featherweight divisions
inaugural title fight on Feb. 11, but Cyborg turned down the
bout, saying she didnt have enough time to prepare.
Instead, former bantamweight champion Holly Holm will
take on Germaine de Randamie for the new 145-pound belt
at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
But then Mt. Pleasants Brandon Fadrilan got hot from
behind the arc as he drilled three straight 3s, so despite hitting
eight baskets to the Cardinals four, Hillsdale led just 37-30
after three quarters.
Stevenson attributed some of Mt. Pleasants outside shooting to the fact his team was concentrating so much on slowing
down Siamu that it opened up the perimeter for the Cardinals.
When you play a big like that, it kind of sucks you in,
Stevenson said. But I would attribute some of those 3s to
(defensive) breakdowns.
Hillsdale scored the first bucket of the fourth period, a Sean
Godtfredsen fast-break layup, but Siamu came back with a
dunk. Brennan Goulding then made 1 of 2 free throws for the
Cardinals and Fadrilan hit his fourth 3 of the second half and
Mt. Pleasant trailed just 40-36 with 5:42 to play.
The Cardinals, however, would not score another point the
rest of the way.
And then Seth Godtfredsen took over. The sophomore guard,
who dished out five assists without a turnover, looked to get
his offensive game going a little bit more in the fourth. He
started by making 1 of 2 free throws. Later, he knocked down a
stop-and-pop jumper and with 2:50 left, his 3-pointer gave the
Knights their largest lead of the game to that point, 48-36.
Hillsdale ended the game on a 11-0 run for the final margin
of victory.
When you hold them (an opponent) to 36, thats fine for
us, Stevenson said.

SPORTS

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Sports briefs
Five more minor-league
baseball suspended,
raising 2016 total to 100
NEW YORK Five more players
have been suspended under baseballs
minor league drug program, raising
the total for the year to 100.
The commissioners office said
Thursday that four were suspended 50
games each for testing positive for
banned stimulants: free-agent pitcher Mario Alcantara, Kansas City
pitcher Arnaldo Hernandez, Houston
pitcher Brendan McCurry and Boston
catcher Jake Romanski.
Cleveland
pitcher
Dakody
Clemmer was banned 50 games following a second positive test for a
drug of abuse.
Thirteen players have been suspended this year under the major
league drug program.

Jozy Altidore wins


U.S. Player of Year award
SAN FRANCISCO Forward Jozy
Altidore has won the U.S. Player of
the Year Award for the second time.
Altidore, who plays for Toronto in
Major League Soccer, received 52
first-place votes and 223 points in
voting by 136 media conducted by
Futbol de Primera that was
announced Thursday.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder
Christian Pulisic, who at 17 years,
253 days, became the youngest goalscorer in national team history, on
May 28, was second with 18 firsts
and 111 points. American captain
Michael Bradley, last years winner,
was third with 15 firsts and 84
points.
Altidore, who had six goals in 10
international appearances this year,
also won the award in 2013.

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AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct
y-New England 12 2 0 .857
Miami
9 5 0 .643
Buffalo
7 7 0 .500
N.Y. Jets
4 10 0 .286

PF
365
315
358
242

PA
233
314
314
358

South
Houston
Tennessee
Indianapolis
Jacksonville

250
340
362
260

294
323
339
359

8
8
7
2

6 0
6 0
7 0
12 0

North
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cincinnati
Cleveland

9
8
5
0

West
x-Raiders
Kansas City
Denver
San Diego

11 3
10 4
8 6
5 9

5 0
6 0
8 1
14 0
0
0
0
0

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.571
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.393
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341
306
288
220

276
263
293
408

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.714
.571
.357

377
319
299
366

336
274
258
366

NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
x-Dallas
12 2 0 .857
N.Y. Giants
10 5 0 .667
Washington
7 6 1 .536
Philadelphia 6 9 0 .400
South
Atlanta
Tampa Bay
New Orleans
Carolina
North
Detroit
Green Bay
Minnesota
Chicago

9
8
6
6
9
8
7
3

5
6
8
8

0
0
0
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6 0
7 0
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291
345
340
469
313
406
337
301
363
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343
318
358
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392
352
285
339
259
320

West
y-Seattle
9 4 1 .679 298 235
Arizona
5 8 1 .393 340 325
Los Angeles
4 10 0 .286 197 328
49ers
1 13 0 .071 264 434
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x-clinched playoff spot
Thursdays Games
Philadelphia 24, N.Y. Giants 19
Saturdays Games
Atlanta at Carolina, 10 a.m.
Washington at Chicago, 10 a.m.
N.Y. Jets at New England, 10 a.m.
San Diego at Cleveland, 10 a.m.
Miami at Buffalo, 10 a.m.
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 10 a.m.
Minnesota at Green Bay, 10 a.m.
Indianapolis at Oakland, 1:05 p.m.
Arizona at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1:25 p.m.
San Francisco at Los Angeles, 1:25 p.m.
Cincinnati at Houston, 5:25 p.m.
Sundays Games
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 1:30 p.m.
Denver at Kansas City, 530 p.m.

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11
14
14
14
12
12
15

OT
4
3
3
3
5
7
8
4

Pts
46
43
39
37
35
33
32
32

GF
103
88
83
100
82
93
70
79

Metropolitan Division
Columbus
31 22
Pittsburgh
34 21
N.Y. Rangers 35 23
Philadelphia 36 20
Washington 31 19
Carolina
32 14
New Jersey
33 13
N.Y. Islanders 32 12

5
8
11
12
8
11
13
14

4
5
1
4
4
7
7
6

48
47
47
44
42
35
33
30

108 64
117 99
115 82
110 108
83 69
85 88
79 98
85 101

GA
74
89
84
94
93
94
86
93

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
Chicago
35 22 9
Minnesota
32 20 8
St. Louis
35 18 12
Nashville
33 15 13
Dallas
34 13 14
Winnipeg
35 15 17
Colorado
32 11 20

4
4
5
5
7
3
1

48
44
41
35
33
33
23

101 84
95 62
98 103
94 94
86 104
91 104
65 105

Pacific Division
Sharks
33
Edmonton
35
Anaheim
35
Los Angeles 33
Calgary
35
Vancouver
33
Arizona
33

1
5
6
3
2
3
5

41
41
40
37
36
31
27

84 73
103 94
96 99
85 81
90 102
84 101
74 104

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17
17
17
14
11

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12
12
13
16
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New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 0
Columbus 7, Pittsburgh 1
Carolina 3, Buffalo 1
Boston 3, Florida 1
Minnesota 4, Montreal 2
Tampa Bay 5, St. Louis 2
Ottawa 2, Anaheim 1, OT
Los Angeles 4, Nashville 0
Toronto 6, Colorado 0
Winnipeg at Vancouver, late
Fridays Games
Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Washington, 4 p.m.
Montreal at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m.
New Jersey at Pittsburgh 4 p.m.
Boston at Carolina, 4:30 p.m.
Detroit at Florida, 4:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Colorado at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.
Toronto at Arizona, 6 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary, 6 p.m.
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Southeast Division
Charlotte
16
Atlanta
14
Washington
13
Orlando
13
Miami
10

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15
15
18
20

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Central Division
Cleveland
Chicago
Indiana
Milwaukee
Detroit

6
14
16
14
17

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
San Antonio
23
5
Houston
22
8
Memphis
19
12
New Orleans
10
21
Dallas
8
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Utah
18
Oklahoma City
17
Portland
13
Denver
12
Minnesota
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18
17
19

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Boston 109, Indiana 102
Golden State 117, Brooklyn 101
New York 106, Orlando 95
Miami 115, L.A. Lakers 107
San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, late
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Golden State at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
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Washington at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
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Toronto at Utah, 9 p.m.
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NBA GLANCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W
Montreal
33 21
Ottawa
34 20
Boston
35 18
Tampa Bay
34 17
Florida
34 15
Toronto
32 13
Buffalo
32 12
Detroit
33 14

15

NHL F David Legwand announced his retirement.


CAROLINA HURRICANES Assigned G Daniel
Altshuller from Charlotte (AHL) to Florida (ECHL).
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Placed F Artem Anisimov on injured reserve, retroactive to Sunday.
Recalled F Tanner Kero from Rockford (AHL).
DALLAS STARS Assigned G Philippe Desrosiers
from Texas (AHL) to Idaho (ECHL).
MONTREAL CANADIENS Recalled G Zachary
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NEW JERSEY DEVILS Placed F Jacob Josefson
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ST. LOUIS BLUES Placed F Paul Stastny on injured reserve. Recalled F Wade Megan from Chicago
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Boys basketball
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Oceana at San Mateo, 5:30 p.m.; Half Moon Bay at
Palma, 6 p.m.; Woodside at Alameda, Burlingame
at Serra, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Lincoln-SF at El Camino, 4 p.m.;Terra Nova vs. MercyBurlingame at CSM, 6:30 p.m.

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SPORTS

RAIDERS

times with Jacksonville and Cincinnati,


though his teams won just once in that
span.

Continued from page 11

Maybe that explains his nonchalant reaction when asked what his second straight
Pro Bowl selection meant. Nelson looked
up, smiled then shrugged his shoulders.

the midst of a nine-year run as


Jacksonvilles coach when the Jaguars made
Nelson a first-round pick in 2007.
Hes matured, Del Rio said. I think we
all mature. When we got back together he
was like, Coach, a lot of those things you
were saying were right on the money. Im
actually ready to do them now. It was a good
thing.
Hes been a tremendous addition to our
football team. He just loves ball. He loves
life. He always has a smile. Hes a great
teammate. Hes been a good leader for us.
Three of Nelsons interceptions have
come in the past eight games, including last
week against San Diego when he stepped in
front of a Philip Rivers pass on the
Chargers final drive to secure Oaklands 1916 win.
Hes always been a ball hawk, Del Rio
said. Hes been doing it a long time.
Nelson is one of the few players on
Oaklands roster with extended postseason
experience. He went to the playoffs six

Nothing, to be honest with you, Nelson


said. It was short-lived. Its hard to comment on something when you didnt do it by
yourself. Its a great accomplishment but
my focus is worrying about the Colts right
now. Its a good team coming in here fighting for the playoffs, trying to get where
were at right now.

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Beloved Warriors fan


Sweetie dies at 107
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO A 107-year-old


Northern California woman who gained
fame very late in life as an avid and gregarious fan of the Golden State Warriors died
Thursday.
Helen Brooks was better known as Sweetie
No tes : Del Rio declined to say whether or
and became a media darnot defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. would
ling last year after The
be activated off injured reserve this week but
Mercury News of San
hinted it might happen. Well work
Jose wrote about her
through that, Del Rio said. Obviously you
decades-long dedication
have to make a (roster) move to get him
to the team that eventualactive before we can activate him and play
Helen Brooks ly won the NBA champihim but I think hes had a good week. . Left
onship in 2015.
guard Kelechi Osemele was limited in pracBrooks loved to tell the players what to
tice after sitting out Wednesday with an do from the comfort of her living room. She
ankle injury. First-round draft pick Karl disdained sloppy play.
Joseph (toe) continues to be sidelined.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr even gave a
shoutout to Brooks on TV last year, and she
was invited to watch the team play from a
suite at Oracle Arena.
The coach also paid homage to her
Thursday, saying the Warriors had lost its
oldest fan.
She took great joy in our team over the

WARRIORS
Continued from page 11
allowing 34 points, and then couldnt find
their offense in the second, managing just
16 while the Nets dominated behind Lopez.
Brooklyn led 65-49 at the break.
Golden State returned with 12 straight to
cut it to 65-61 on Currys jumper, outscored
the Nets 39-19 and took an 88-84 edge to
the fourth. It was soon 103-91 after consecutive baskets by Shaun Livingston, and the
Warriors kept pouring it on until they got
their starters to the bench for good with a
few minutes left.

Tip-ins
Warri o rs : Golden State improved to 8-0
against the Eastern Conference. ... Kerr said
the Warriors dont know if Green will return
on the road trip, but thought the Michigan
State product might want to be back for
Fridays game at Detroit.
Ne t s : Jeremy Lin finished with 10
points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. It was

years and especially when we won the championship a couple years ago, she was really
happy, Kerr said before a road game against
the Brooklyn Nets. We wanted to send
along our condolences to her family.
Daughter Lily Toney said her mother was a
positive person who cracked subtle jokes
and didnt let the little things in life bother
her. Toney gave no cause of death for
Brooks other than old age.
I think she was just tired, she said. She
had a wonderful life, and were so happy
shes in peace now.
Brooks and her husband, Clifford Brooks,
watched the games together for years until
he died in 1999. After that, she kept watching because it made her feel close to him,
her daughter said. They were married for 60
years.
Brooks was living in Hayward until
January, when she broke her tibia and
moved into a care facility, Toney said. Her
mother liked to say that she lived so long
because she was supposed to be the
Warriors oldest fan.
Brooks was born in Ennis, Texas, in
1909. She is survived by Toney, 77, and son
Frank Knight, 82.
just his 10th game all season because of
injuries and his first at home since Nov. 2,
when he originally strained his left hamstring.

Father knows best?


Kerr said he was disappointed with himself for not trying harder to persuade Green
not to travel with the Warriors to New York
on Wednesday.
We had a good discussion after the Utah
game about whether he should come or not
and he was convinced that the baby was not
going to arrive for about a week, Kerr said.
Typical father. The women are right, the
men are wrong in these things. But he was
convinced that it wasnt going to happen
for a week so we kind of relented and said all
right come with us, and then of course we
practice last night and then I woke up this
morning, there was a text from him saying
he had taken off back to Oakland.

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17

Officials: Fingerprints tie


Tunisian to Berlin attack
By Geir Moulson
and Frank Jordans
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REUTERS

A man and a girl walk toward policemen as they block the road during the search of a house in the Melbourne
suburb of Meadow Heights, Australia.

Australia police: Christmas Day


bomb plot foiled, five detained
By Rod McGurk
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CANBERRA, Australia Police


in Australia have detained five men
suspected of planning a series of
Christmas Day bomb attacks in
the heart of the countrys secondlargest city, officials said Friday.
The suspects had been inspired
by the Islamic State group and
planned attacks on Melbournes
Flinders Street train station,
neighboring Federation Square and
St. Pauls Cathedral, Victoria state
Police
Chief Commissioner
Graham Ashton said.
The arrests came after a truck
smashed into a Christmas market
in Berlin on Monday, killing 12
people. A manhunt is underway for
the person behind that attack,
which prompted increases in security around the world.
Two of seven people initially
arrested in raids Thursday night

and Friday morning in Melbourne


a 26-year-old man and a 20year-old woman were released
without being charged, police
said.
Five men between the ages 21
and 26 remained in custody and
would be charged later Friday with
preparing a terrorist attack. They
were not identified but police said
four were born in Australia and the
fifth was Egyptian-born with
Egyptian and Australian citizenship.
Police had been watching the
alleged plotters for some time, and
believed they were preparing to
use explosives, knives and a gun,
Ashton said.
Police believed the threat had
been neutralized through the raids
on five Melbourne premises, he
said.
Prime
Minister
Malcolm
Turnbull said: This is one of the
most substantial terrorist plots

that have been disrupted over the


last several years.
Islamist terrorism is a global
challenge that affects us all. But
we must not be cowed by the terrorists, Turnbull told reporter.
We will continue to go about
our lives as we always have. What
these criminals seek to do is to
kill. But they also seek to frighten
us, to cow us into abandoning our
Australian way of life. They want
to frighten Australians. They want
to divide Australians. They want us
to turn on each other. We will not
let them succeed, he added.
Since Australias terrorist threat
level was elevated in September
2014, the government says there
have been four extremist attacks
and 12 plots foiled by police.
Australian
Federal
Police
Commissioner Andrew Colvin
said the plotters had moved very
quickly from a plan to develop a
capability to attack.

BERLIN German officials presented


mounting
evidence
Thursday that Anis Amri was
behind the wheel of a truck that
smashed into a Christmas market
in Berlin, killing 12, as authorities across Europe pressed ahead
with their feverish manhunt for
the 24-year-old Tunisian, who has
evaded capture since the attack.
Police raided properties in
Berlin and the western state of
North Rhine-Westphalia where
Amri is believed to have spent
time. They also swooped on a bus
in the southwestern city of
Heilbronn after receiving a tip
that turned up nothing.
No arrests were made, said
Frauke Koehler, a spokeswoman
for federal prosecutors.
Even so, investigators were
increasingly confident that Amri
carried out the rampage after finding his fingerprints in the cab of
the truck that had been hijacked
shortly before Mondays attack.
We can tell you today that there
are additional indications that this
suspect is with high probability

U.S.-based cleric rejects links


to Russian envoys killing
MOSCOW A U.S.-based
Muslim cleric on Thursday condemned the killing of Russias
envoy to Turkey and rejected accusations that his movement was
behind the attack.
Ambassador Andrei Karlov was
shot dead by an off-duty policeman
in front of stunned onlookers at a
photo exhibition Monday in the
Turkish capital, Ankara. Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
has implicated Fethullah Gulen in
the killing, accusing his movement of links to the gunman.
In a video address made available
to The Associated Press, Gulen
accused Erdogan of defaming his
movement and suggested that the
Turkish government would facilitate other assassinations and blame
them on Gulens own followers.

really the perp et rat o r,


I n t e r i o r
M i n i s t e r
Thomas
de
Maiziere said
after visiting
the
Federal
Criminal Police
Office along
Anis Amri
w
i
t
h
Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Fingerprints were found in the
cab, and there are other, additional
indications that suggest this, he
told reporters. It is all the more
important that the search is successful as soon as possible.
German authorities have been
on the defensive after it emerged
that Amri had been considered a
potential threat for months, subjected to surveillance and put in
pre-deportation detention in
August only to be released again
due to paperwork problems.
The fact that the attack is alleged
to have been carried out by a man
who came to Germany seeking
asylum last year also prompted
fresh criticism of Merkels decision to allow hundreds of thousands of migrants into the country
without thorough security checks.

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Gulen said it is not possible for
them to convince the world of such
accusations.
Russia flew a team of 18 investigators and foreign ministry officials to Turkey to help investigate
Karlovs killing.
In Moscow, Foreign ministry
officials and lawmakers gathered at
the Russian foreign ministrys
headquarters for a farewell ceremony to Karlov. Diplomats and officials laid flowers at the open casket
alongside an honorary guard.
Those who raised a hand against
Ambassador Karlov, who took his
life, will definitely fail in their
attempts to stop Russia from cooperating with other countries including Turkey, said Konstantin
Kosachev, chairman of the foreign
affairs committee in the upper
chamber of Russias parliament.

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GIFTS
Continued from page 1
particular, his strawberry and pomegranate
balsamic vinegars have received rave
reviews from customers looking to infuse
their salads with flavor. The store is also
well-stocked with dry pasta featuring
gluten-free options and flavors such as
porcini mushroom and hatch green chile.
Clock Tower Music at 676 Laurel St.
offers personalized gift options for music
lovers as well as options appealing to
beginners.
Owner Susan Kimmel said ukuleles have
been popular holiday gifts in recent years.
They have a happy sound, and are fun for
all ages, she said.
Instrument ornaments have been popular,
as well as hard-to-find items for musicians,
such as music stands and music books.
Joey Rae clothing boutique at 677a Laurel
St. specializes in gifts that anyone would
love to open.
Candles are super easy, and they will go
to anyone: men, women and children, said
owner Lynne Board. We even have manly
scents like wood smoke.
She has also seen customers have success
with comfortable, one-size-fits-all clothing

SFO
Continued from page 1
the global airport is effectively managing
an uptick in demand.
The airport is seeing 5.7 percent more
travelers this year than last, said Yakel, and
officials expect nearly 6.5 million passengers to pass through SFO between Friday,
Nov. 18, and Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017. He said
as many as 166,000 will likely fly in or out
of the airport Friday, Dec. 23, marking one
of the years most active travel days.
But with having enjoyed a stretch of fair
weather and putting the necessary preparations in place, Yakel said things appear to
be operating pretty smoothly.
The lines are moving good, he said. As
we get into the busy season, we do planning
with all our companies and groups that work
at the airport, such as our airlines and TSA.

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items like sweatshirts, robes and onesies


for children. Wallets and purses have made
great gifts for women as well.
Denise Kirksey, owner of Shelbys Garden
at 629 Laurel St., has plenty of ideas for
shoppers looking to treat their loved ones
with self-care products.
We have some excellent skin care products, such as moisturizers and lotions, she
said. And some fun socks everybody
could use a pair of socks.
At Shellies Miniature Mania at 732
Laurel St., shoppers can find several gifts to
help their friends and family celebrate the
season. Owner Shellie Kazan said her store
is known as ornament heaven, and it does
not disappoint. Evergreen branches bend
under the weight of hundreds of sparkling
ornaments and twinkling lights. Shoppers
can also find dozens of cards to express
their good wishes during the holidays.
And for the pet-obsessed, Bow Wow
Meow at 737 Laurel St. offers treats and toys
for pet lovers and their companions. Owner
Lisa Bastian has seen dog breed ornaments,
fancy pet pastries and festive bandanas fly
off the shelves. The store even has a separate section for Hanukkah-inspired toys and
accessories for dogs and cats.
With a keen sense of the gift-giving experience, local merchants have a window into
the gifts that delight this holiday season,
just a walk down the block.

Clockwise from top left: Holiday shoppers can find childrens onesies at Joey Rae clothing
boutique. The Olive Crush offers pasta in several flavors, including porcini mushroom and
hatch green chile. Shoppers have their choice of color when choosing ukuleles at Clock Tower
Music. Shellies Miniature Mania is bursting with ornaments of all shapes and sizes.

We look at our passenger volume and the


goal is to make sure we are staffed appropriately for the level of activity we will have.
And thus far it is suggesting that work has
paid off.
Downloading boarding passes to mobile
phones, advance check-in online and even
registering to check bags beforehand are
among innovations to the flight industry in
recent years which Yakel credits with easing
the burden for those visiting the airport.
We encourage people to do as many of
those things as possible before you get to
the airport because it saves you time, he
said.
Those flying during the busy season have
done well to grant themselves extra time to
manage the larger crowds as well, which
Yakel said stands to reduce the stress on
staff and travelers.
Customers are giving themselves an adequate amount of time, which always helps,
he said.
Those flying domestically are encouraged

to arrive at the airport two hours before


their flight is scheduled to depart, and three
hours is recommended for international
flights.
Airport officials are doing their part to
make the experience more accommodating
as well, said Yakel, as musicians have set up
playing spaces in common areas to spread a
little extra cheer and the airport features one
of the largest display of holiday light
designs in the Bay Area, including 3.3 million LED bulbs and 150 miles of wiring.
This is a time of year where we really
ramp up our efforts to help make customers
feel welcome, he said.
Airport Director Ivar C. Satero expressed
a similar sentiment in a prepared statement.
The holiday travel season is about connecting people; bringing friends and family together to celebrate traditions and create new memories, he said. Were committed to make the airport experience an
enjoyable part of this process. With guestfriendly amenities and festive lighting, our

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holiday spirit will be on full display this


season.
Though operations have run efficiently so
far, Yakel said officials are tracking a potential storm front expected to come over the
Peninsula threatening to slow down some
air traffic, depending on severity. Forecasts
show the chance for rain Friday, Dec. 23,
but skies are expected to clear through the
rest of the weekend.
There is a potential for delays when we
get into a weather pattern for Friday, he
said.
On a national scale though, Yakel said
officials are tracking inclement weather
over New York and New Jersey as the only
other potential storm standing to jam up
flights from the Peninsula.
With all signs pointing toward a relatively painless travel day, as a final note Yakel
reminded those bringing holiday gifts on
their trip to leave the packages unwrapped,
so as to ensure they will make it smoothly
through security checkpoints.

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Star power cant correct


awry path of Passengers
By Jake Coyle
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

We seem to be shooting our


best movie stars into outer
space with alarming frequency. George Clooney, Sandra
Bullock,
Matthew
McConaughey, Matt Damon

and now Jennifer Lawrence


and Chris Pratt have all been
rocketed out of the stratosphere. Perhaps theyre trying
to make the best impression
possible with alien life forms.
Maybe theyre seeking to colonize new worlds of moviegoers. In any case, the stars have

never looked so starry.


And
the
movies

Gravity, Interstellar, The


Martian have been among
the best blockbusters in recent
years. Space isnt just the last
frontier; its the new Western.
But in Morten Tyldums
Passengers, Pratt and

Lawrence have been handed a


faulty flight log. Pratt plays
Jim Preston, one of a few
thousand people in suspended
animation on the Aurora, a
spiraling starship hurtling
through space on autopilot,
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Learn to love a long,


slow braise to make
tough meat awesome
By Sara Moulton
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

How do you transform a tough, less


expensive cut of meat into something tender and delicious? You braise it!
Braising is a wonderful and basic cooking technique that uses a slow, wet heat in a
covered pot. Its great for cuts such as
chuck, flank, brisket, rump and round. In
fact, cooked properly, these cuts can be
more delicious than more tender cuts. Im
using short ribs in this recipe, but the
method can be used to wonderful effect on
any other tough cut of meat.
Short ribs can be butchered three ways:
English, flanken or boneless. In English
style, the ribs are cut parallel to the bone,
with one bone per cut. In flanken style
which originated with the Jews of Eastern
Europe the ribs are cut across the bone.
With English style, you get relatively uniform chunks of beef. With flanken style,
you get a sauce with more body and flavor
because the cut bones enrich it.
You also can get boneless, which we used
in this recipe. They cook a little faster than
ribs with bones, and you get more meat for
your money (youre not paying for the
bone weight).
We start by browning the ribs in a pan.
During browning, the meat will give off
juices that form tasty little brown bits on
the bottom of the pan. Reconstituted with
wine once the meat has finished browning,
these bits end up enriching the sauce. I also
brown the vegetables, which amps up their
natural sweetness.
This recipe requires two bottles of beer,
though you also could use a full bottle of

red wine. But whether beer or wine, please


choose bottles for which you feel some real
affection. It doesnt have to be expensive,
but it also shouldnt be the dollar special.
You wont end up tasting the beer or wine,
but you will be astonished by and grateful
for the soulful taste of the ribs, which will
boast an acidity and depth theyd otherwise
lack.
Combine the browned meat, vegetables,
beer and chicken broth in a Dutch oven,
covered tightly. I place a piece of kitchen
parchment right on top of the meat to make
sure no liquid escapes. Then it is cooked
low and slow. Youll know youre done
when the tip of a knife slides into the meat
with no resistance. If you became antsy and
try to speed up the process by boiling the
meat, youll end up with hockey pucks for
dinner.
Assuming you have the time, try to prepare this dish a day ahead, then allow it to
cool off and chill overnight. It also freezes
beautifully. Not only will the ribs taste better the next day, but by then the fat will
have solidified at the top of the pan, allowing you to scoop it off with ease. Then you
can warm up the contents and proceed with
the recipe.

BEER BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS


If you use bone-in short ribs, check the
meat after 3 hours of braising. They likely
will need an extra hour of braising.
Start to finish: 4 hours (1 hour active)
Servings: 8
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil,
divided
5 pounds boneless beef short ribs
Kosher salt and ground black pepper

This recipe requires two bottles of beer, though you also could use a full bottle of red wine.
But whether beer or wine, please choose bottles for which you feel some real affection.
2 cups thinly sliced yellow onions
2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 sprig fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried
thyme)
1 bay leaf
Two 12-ounce bottles beer
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose
flour
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Heat the oven to 325 F.
In a large Dutch oven over medium-high,
heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Use paper
towels to pat the ribs dry, then season them
on all sides with salt and pepper. Reduce
the heat to medium, add a quarter of the ribs
to the pot and brown on all sides, about 10
minutes. Transfer them to a large platter or
bowl. Repeat with the remaining oil and
short ribs, transferring them to the platter
or bowl when finished.
Return the pot to the heat and add the
onions and the carrots. Cook, stirring
occasionally, until golden brown, 10 to 15
minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add
the tomato paste, thyme and bay leaf, then
saute for 2 minutes. Transfer the vegetable
mixture to the bowl with the ribs. Return

the pot to the heat and add the beer. Bring


to a boil and simmer until the beer is
reduced by about three-quarters.
When the beer is reduced, add the chicken
broth and bring to a boil. Return the meat
and vegetables to the pot and cover with a
piece of kitchen parchment. Put the lid on
the pot and set in the oven on the lower
shelf and cook until the meat is very tender,
4 to 5 hours.
Use tongs to transfer the ribs to a platter.
Let them stand until cool enough to be handled.
Meanwhile, strain liquid in the pan into a
bowl. Discard the solids and return the liquid to the pot. Let stand for several minutes, then skim off any fat that floats to the
surface (or use a fat separator).
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour
and water. Set the pot over medium-high
heat and bring the cooking liquid to a boil.
Add half of the flour mixture in a steady
stream, whisking. Bring the sauce to a
boil, check the consistency and if you
would like it thicker, whisk in more of the
flour-water mixture. Simmer for 8 minutes.
Whisk in the mustard and lemon juice, then
season with salt and pepper.
Add the meat to the pot along with any
juices from the platter. Cook gently, just
until heated through. To serve, arrange
some rib meat on each plate and spoon
some of the sauce over each portion.

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Festive take on risotto creates


special New Years Eve dinner
By Elizabeth Karmel
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Even though risotto is a simple rice


dish, I associate it with special occasions.
A northern Italian rice dish cooked
in broth to a creamy consistency,
risotto is most often served as a first
course. But in the U.S., we serve it as
a side or a main course.
It most always includes butter,
onions and wine. I have made white
wine risotto with spring peas and crab
meat and red-wine risotto with
caramelized shallots and mushrooms.
But I never thought about making
Champagne risotto until my friend and
fellow chef, Bob Blumer mentioned it
to me. I immediately knew that
Champagne risotto would have to
become my New Years Eve staple
its comforting on a cold night and
easy to prepare while talking and
drinking with friends. And its the perfect choice for an at-home New Years
Eve celebration.
Bob makes his risotto with asparagus which is out of season right now. I
opted to make mine with my one of my
favorite ingredients, mushrooms
any kind of mushrooms work, or a
mixture of wild mushrooms. The combination of garlic, shallots, butter,
Champagne, Parmesan and thyme is so
rich that this recipe is excellent with
button mushrooms and only gets better with more interesting mushrooms.
My favorite two mushrooms are meaty
morels and chanterelles. And since it is
New Years Eve, why not spurge with
Champagne and chanterelles!?
The key to risotto is setting up two
pots, one for the chicken stock and the
other for making the risotto itself.
Keep the chicken stock warm so that it
is absorbed quicker and doesnt
shock the risotto as you stir it in,
little by little.

CHAMPAGNE RISOTTO
Servings: 2 dinner portions or 4 side
dishes
Start to finish: 45 minutes
2 large shallots, chopped (about 1/3
cup)
2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons butter, divided

The biggest flavor is going to come from the marinara sauce.


Your brain likely wont care at all whether the cutlet is veal or
vegetable.

The key to risotto is setting up two pots, one for the chicken stock and the other
for making the risotto itself. Keep the chicken stock warm so that it is absorbed
quicker and doesnt shock the risotto as you stir it in, little by little.
4 ounces mixed chopped mushrooms
(A generous cup of cooked mushrooms)
1 cup Champagne
32 ounces unsalted chicken stock
6 sprigs of fresh thyme, divided
1 generous cup Arborio rice
1 generous cup Parmesan Cheese,
grated
In a heavy-bottomed medium-size
(about 6 quarts) pot over medium-high
heat, add olive oil and 2 tablespoons
of butter. Immediately add shallot and
garlic and stir for 3-4 minutes, or until
the shallot is translucent and beginning to brown around the edges.
Add rice to the shallots and garlic
and stir vigorously for about 30 seconds until all of the rice grains are
coated in oil. Let rice toast in the pan
for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
In a medium saute pan, add the
remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and
let melt. Season butter with salt and
add mushrooms. Let cook down until
lightly sauteed and set aside.
In a second pot (about 4 quarts),
warm chicken stock and 1/2 cup of
Champagne over medium-low heat.
Add about 4 whole sprigs of thyme to
infuse the stock.
Add Champagne to the rice mixture

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and reduce heat to medium. Add in the


sauteed mushrooms. Stir for 2 to 3
minutes, until most of the liquid is
absorbed.
Use a ladle to add 1/2 cup of the hot
chicken stock to the rice. Stir frequently. Each time the stock is almost fully
absorbed, add another 1/2 cup.
Continue stirring and adding stock
until rice is creamy yet still a little
firm to the bite. (It may not be necessary to use all of the stock.) The total
cooking time, once the rice has been
added, should not be more than about
25 minutes. To keep the rice slightly
creamy, dont wait until the last ladle
full of stock is totally absorbed before
pulling it off the heat and serving.
Remove from the heat. Stir in the
reserved thyme (leaves only) and the
Parmesan cheese. Continue stirring
until the cheese is completely melted.
Season with a touch of white pepper
and salt if desired. You shouldnt need
to use much salt, if any.
Serve in flat bowls with a sprig of
thyme.
Nutrition information per serving:
343 calories; 174 calories from fat; 19
g fat (8 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 37
mg cholesterol; 475 mg sodium; 31 g
carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 12 g
protein.

Ready for breaded


cutlets of a another
kind? Cauliflower!
By Sara Moulton
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lets say that one of your New Years resolutions is to eat


healthier and lose some weight. Join the crowd, right?
In practice, what we probably mean among other things
is that we plan to eat more vegetables and less meat. Its a
challenge. But if you try this dish a wonderful vegetarian
version of breaded veal (or pork or chicken) cutlets swimming
in a marina sauce you will see how easy and satisfying it
can be to turn a resolution into reality.
You start by slicing a whole head of cauliflower into cutlets.
The idea is to end up with thick slabs of the vegetable. One
easy method for doing this is to cut the head in half down the
center, then turn each half on its cut side and cut the halves
into 1/2-inch-thick slabs. There will always be a few loose
bits from the ends, but those also can be breaded and cooked
as described below.
Youll want to take care with the breading, too. Its a threestep process: dust the steaks lightly with cornstarch, coat
them well with an egg mixture, then finish them with a layer
of breadcrumbs. This is standard operating procedure among

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CUTLET
Continued from page 21
culinary pros. The three layers provide a more
substantial crust than any other single coating or combo of coatings.
Now its time to brown your vegetable cutlets. You could do it in a skillet just as you
would a breaded meat cutlet but that would
require a ton of oil (those breadcrumbs just
soak it up). And remember, its the New Year
and youre on a new path. So we bake them
instead, which requires a lot less oil. The key
is to place the cutlets fairly close to the heat
source. In my electric oven thats the top of
the stove. If theyre not properly browned at
the end of the prescribed cooking time, just
leave them in the oven a little longer.
Then dig in. The biggest flavor is going to
come from the marinara sauce. Your brain
likely wont care at all whether the cutlet is
veal or vegetable. But your body will thank
you.

BREADED CAULIFLOWER
CUTLETS WITH MARINARA
Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes (45 minutes active)

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Servings: 4
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
I large head cauliflower
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 3/4 cups panko breadcrumbs
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups speedy marinara (recipe below)
or store-bought marinara, heated
Heat the oven to 400 F.
In a small bowl, combine the oil and the
garlic. Set aside.
Pull off any leaves from the stem end of the
cauliflower and trim off just enough of the
stem so the cauliflower stands flat on the
counter. Slice the cauliflower head in half
down the center top to bottom. One at a time,
set each half onto its cut side. Starting from
one end of each half, slice crosswise to create
1/2-inch-thick slices. This will yield 3 to 4
cutlets from the center of each half, with the
small ends being chunks. The chunks can be
prepared as the cutlets, or reserved for another use.
In a shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk
together the eggs, yogurt, 3 tablespoons of
water and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.
On a sheet of kitchen parchment, combine

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the cornstarch with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, stirring the mixture with a fork
to combine. On a second sheet of parchment,
combine the panko with the cheese, stirring
with a fork.
One at a time, coat the cauliflower cutlets
(and trimmings, if using) on both sides with
the cornstarch, knocking off the excess.
Next, dip each in the egg mixture, coating
them on both sides and letting the excess drip
off. Finally, coat them with the panko mixture, patting the crumbs on well. Set aside.
Strain the garlic oil through a mesh strainer, pressing hard on the garlic to get out all
the oil. Discard the garlic (or reserve for
another use).
On a rimmed baking sheet, spread half of
the oil in an even coating. Set the baking
sheet on the ovens top shelf and heat for 5
minutes. Carefully remove the pan from the
oven and quickly arrange the prepared cauliflower on it in a single layer. Return the pan
to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven, drizzle the
tops of the cauliflower evenly with the
remaining oil, turn them over, then bake for
another 15 minutes. Divide the cauliflower
among 4 serving plates, then serve topped
with marinara.
Nutrition information per serving: 490
calories; 190 calories from fat (39 percent of

SPACE
Continued from page 19
headed toward a distant colonized planet, Homestead II. But after a particularly big asteroid dings the ship,
Prestons pod opens 30 years into a
120 year trip. Hes a bear woken from
hibernation too soon. Despite his
efforts to restart the process, hitting
the snooze is out of the question.
For anyone who has found themselves unreasonably wide awake in the
middle of the night, Jims nightmare
will have a ring of familiarity. But his
math is grimmer. With 90 lonely years
to go, hes essentially been roused to
his death. The otherwise desolate ship
is his coffin.
Jim goes through various stages reconciling himself to his fate. He pleads
with the ships corporate-speak computers. He busies himself playing basketball and chatting with a robot bartender, Arthur (a chipper Michael
Sheen), who has curiously been programmed to polish glasses and lend a
sensitive ear to any customers for the
decades-long journey. His art-deco bar
is modeled after the one Nicholson frequented in The Shining, an altogether more potent examination of the hor-

total calories); 21 g fat (4.5 g saturated; 0 g


trans fats); 170 mg cholesterol; 1110 mg
sodium; 58 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 8 g
sugar; 17 g protein.

SPEEDY MARINARA
Start to finish: 35 minutes (10 minutes
active)
Makes about 2 1/2 cups
2 large cloves garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Hefty pinch red pepper flakes
28-ounce can plum tomatoes (preferably
fire-roasted), chopped
Kosher salt
In an unheated medium saucepan, combine
the garlic and the oil. Turn the heat to medium
and cook, turning over the garlic several
times, until it is just golden, 4 to 6 minutes.
Add the red pepper flakes and cook, stirring,
for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and a hefty
pinch of salt, then bring to a boil, reduce the
heat, and cook at a brisk simmer until the
sauce is reduced to about 2 1/2 cups, 20 to 25
minutes. Discard the garlic. Season with salt.
Nutrition information per 1/2 cup: 60 calories; 25 calories from fat (42 percent of total
calories); 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans
fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 460 mg sodium; 8 g
carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 1 g protein.

rors of isolation.
After a year, Jims gaze turns toward
the sleeping passengers. One catches
his eye. Who should be there, locked
under glass, but Jennifer Lawrence.
Later, the films other late-arriving
character (Laurence Fishburne) will
give voice to the movies sexist,
sleeping beauty fantasy. Of Jims good
fortune at having such a mate while
lost in space, he simply remarks,
Damn.
A suicidal Jim, after wrestling over
the decision for months, finally decides
to wake up the woman hes already fallen for, a journalist named Aurora Lane
which sounds like the moniker of
either a street or a porn star. (The only
comforting thing about this is that
apparently journalism is still being
practiced in a future where humans can
travel at half the speed of light.)
The decision tantamount to murder is a cosmic mix of creepy,
amoral and understandable. And its a
credit to Pratts expansive goodnaturedness that Passengers doesnt
completely torpedo at this moment.
Lawrence, too, is such a great screen
presence that we can almost simply
enjoy the pair speeding through space.
But the thinness of her character only
furthers suspicions of the films questionable gender politics.
A creepy courtship follows, though

neither Tyldum nor Pratt is much interested in pursuing the darkness at the
center of its premise. Tyldum, the
director of The Imitation Game, has
a handle on the science-fiction gloss
of the tale, thanks partly to the sleek if
familiar production design of Guy
Hendrix Dyas.
But Tyldum fails to reconcile the
central twist of Jon Spaihts screenplay with the lighter tone hes seeking
of a big-budget romance in zero
gravity. The vastness of space, here,
has been reduced to sitcom size, with
none of the ruminative investigations
that characterize the genres finest
films, like 2001: A Space Odyssey,
Solaris or Interstellar.
Theres room in the galaxy for less
thoughtful forays into deep space,
especially ones that pair such engaging actors. But what has ultimately
self-destructed in Passengers is its
central metaphor. Its about how the
act of falling in love dooms companions to a single fate, sentencing them,
for better or worse, to a lifetime
together. Its a clever enough conceit,
doomed by a bungled meets cute.
Passengers, a Columbia Pictures
release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion
Picture Association of America for
sexuality, nudity and action/peril.
Running time: 105 minutes. Two stars
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Christmas Eve at Menlo Church.
3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m, 4150
Piccadilly Lane, Menlo Park.
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Menlo
Church. Child care is available for
kids ages 3 months 3 years
old. Free. For more information
visit http://menlo.church/christmaseve.

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Christmas Celebration with Music.


4 p.m, 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., All Saints
Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St.,
Palo Alto. 4 p.m. Family Service with
Carols and Pageant, 8:30 p.m.
Prelude with music, 9 p.m.
Candlelight Service with Choir. Free
For
more
information
visit
asaints.org.

Make Christmas Great Again. 8


p.m. Dragon Productions Theatre
Company, 2120 Broadway, Redwood
City. Tickets cost $15 in advance or
you can pay at the door. For more
information email max@dragonproductions.net.

Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m., 6 p.m.,


10 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Catholic
Church, 1721 Hillside Drive,
Burlingame. 4 p.m. Mass, 6 p.m.,
Children;s Mass, 10 p.m. Candlelight
Mass. Free. For more information call
347-7768
Christmas Eve Service. 4:30 p.m., 8
p.m., Midnight. Saint Roberts
Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road,
San Bruno. 4:30 p.m. Family Mass, 8
p.m., Midnight Mass. No Confessions.
Free. For more information call 5892800
Christmas Eve Services. 5 p.m., 10
p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 600 W.
42nd Ave., San Mateo. 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve Family Service, 10
p.m. Christmas Eve Traditional
Service. Free For more information
visit HopeLutheranSanMateo.org.
Christmas Eve Service. 6:30 p.m.
Island United Church, 1130 Balclutha
Drive, Foster City. No cost. For more
information
contact
secretary@iucfc.org.
Christmas Eve Service. 7 p.m.,
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Lessons and Carols. Free. For more
information call 345-9082.
Christmas
Eve
Candlelight
Service. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2145 Bunker
Hill Drive, San Mateo. Crystal Springs
United Methodist Church presents
the Christmas Eve Candlelight
Service. For more information visit
csumchurch.com.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25
Christmas Day Service. 7:30 a.m.,
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Saint Roberts
Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road,
San Bruno. Free. For more information call 589-2800.
Christmas Mass. 8 a.m., 10 a.m.,
Noon. Our Lady of Angels Catholic
Church, 1721 Hillside Drive,
Burlingame. Free. For more information call 347-7768.
Christmas Day Eucharist. 10 a.m.,
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555
Waverley St., Palo Alto. Join us for
Eucharist and Carols. Free For more
information visit www.asaints.org.
Christmas Day Worship. 10 a.m.,
Hope Lutheran Church, 600 W. 42nd
Ave., San Mateo. Free For more information
visit
www.HopeLutheranSanMateo.org.
Christmas Day Service. 10:45 a.m.,
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
The Nativity of our Lord-Divine
Service. Free. For more information
call 345-9082.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27
Classical Argentinian Guitar
Recital. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas. For more
information
email
belmont@smcl.org.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28
Midday Meditation. Noon to 1 p.m.
150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay.
Yoga
Nidra,
Transcendental
Meditation and Reiki. $5. For more
information contact patti@bondmarcom.com.
Movies at Grand. 6 p.m. Grand
Avenue Library, 306 Walnut St.,
South San Francisco. For more information email valle@plsinfo.org.
The Aliens Are Coming: What if its
True? 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 1095
Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. Come see
filmed interviews with UFO
researcher Stanton Friedman and
Mutual UFO Network director
Clifford Clift. Participants will discuss
their personal beliefs in extraterrestrial life. For more information call
854-5897.
Guitarist Carlos Pavan. 7 p.m.
Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma
St., Menlo Park. Carlos Pavan will perform a guitar recital with music from
Argentina as well as his own compositions. Admission is free. For more
information call 330-2501.
Make Christmas Great Again. 8
p.m. Dragon Productions Theatre
Company, 2120 Broadway, Redwood
City. Tickets cost $15 in advance or
you can pay at the door. For more
information email max@dragonpro-

THURSDAY, DEC. 29
Carlos Pavan Classical Guitar
Recital. 7 p.m. 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. A new wave of modern
classical guitars mixed with tango
and
folklore
rhythms
from
Argentina. For more information
contact carlitospavan@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 30
Reel Great Films: Peters Friends. 7
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas. For more information
email belmont@smcl.org.
Make Christmas Great Again. 8
p.m. Dragon Productions Theatre
Company, 2120 Broadway, Redwood
City. Tickets cost $15 in advance or
you can pay at the door. For more
information email max@dragonproductions.net.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31
New Years Eve Service. 4:30 p.m.
Saint Roberts Church, 1380 Crystal
Springs Road, San Bruno. Free. For
more information call 589-2800
New Years Mass. 5 p.m. Our Lady of
Angels Catholic Church, 1721
Hillside Drive, Burlingame. Vigil Mass.
Free. For more information call 3477768.
New Years Eve Service. 7 p.m.,
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Service of Corporate Confession and
Holy Absolution. Free. For more
information call 345-9082.
New Years Eve Service. 7 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Service of Corporate Confession and
Holy Absolution. Free. For more
information call 345-9082.
SUNDAY, JAN. 1
New Years Day Mass. 7 a.m., 8:30
a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Our
Lady of Angels Catholic Church,
1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame. Free.
For more information call 347-7768.
New Years Day Service. 7:30 a.m.,
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m., Saint
Roberts Church, 1380 Crystal
Springs Road, San Bruno. Free. For
more information call 589-2800.
Divine Service. 9 a.m. Grace
Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de
las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more
information call 345-9082.
Worship Service. 10 a.m. Hope
Lutheran Church, 600 W. 42nd Ave.
San Mateo. Free For more information
visit
www.HopeLutheranSanMateo.org
TUESDAY, JAN. 3
Computer Coach. 10 a.m. to noon.
San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San
Carlos. Free and open to the public.
For more information call 591-0341
ext. 237.
E-Book Coach. 10 a.m. to noon. San
Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San
Carlos. Free and open to the public.
For more information call 591-0341
ext. 237.
Afternoon
Breathing
and
Meditation. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1
Library Ave., Millbrae. An instructor
from the Art of Living foundation
will be guiding basic breathing techniques and a rejuvenating meditation session. Afternoon breathing is
every first Tuesday. For more information contact 697-7607.
Information Meeting Foster Care
Program. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 400
Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont.
Foster Care is a program that matches caring families with children and
youth who need safe, temporary
homes. At this meeting, learn more
about how you can make a positive
impact in a childs life. For more
information call 722-3035.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4
How to Clean Your Criminal
Record. Noon to 1 p.m. 710
Hamilton St., Redwood City. Attorney
Christopher Morales will discuss
these various ways to clean up a
criminal record, including even how
to obtain a Certificate of
Rehabilitation, and the steps necessary to apply for a pardon from the
governor or president. For more
information contact 363-4913.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5
First Thursdays. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. Angelicas, 863 Main St.,
Redwood City. Starring Pamela Rose
and her swinging band and a
Hammong Organ Party Celebration.
Tickets range from $10 to $15. For
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GRANTS

TUNNELS
Continued from page 1
Sacramento near its meeting with the
San Joaquin River include a canal plan
rejected by voters in 1982, and a
broader version of the tunnels that federal regulators objected to in 2014,
saying it could threaten endangered
species.
Brown said Thursday the proposed
tunnels and the discarded earlier versions of the project had been subjected
to more environmental review than
any other project in the history of the
world.

23

pool, library or community or recreation center.


The foundation is collaborating with
city officials to identify the preferred
project to fund, as operating costs will
ultimately come out of the citys budget. Hatamiya said she expects the City
Council to further discuss larger projects early next year.
While the more substantial initiative moves forward, Hatamiya said the
foundation wanted to assure the funds
are continuously allocated to serve
local residents.
What we liked is that the group of
14 touches a cross section of the community so different populations are
benefiting, she said.
Some of the biggest beneficiaries of
the grants are students in the San
Bruno Park Elementary School
District, which has traditionally struggled with finding adequate space in a
limited budget to finance enrichment
programs.
The
San
Bruno
Education
Foundation, benefiting the local elementary school district, received a
couple of $25,000 grants to improve
music
programs
at
Parkside
Intermediate School as well as Allen,

Belle Air and Rollingwood elementary


schools. An additional $19,180 was
granted to the Capuchino High School
Alumni Association to revitalize
music education at the local high
school.
Renee Callantine, treasurer and CFO
of the education foundation, said in an
email the money will be put to good
use.
These types of opportunities,
which are not readily available to
some San Bruno students, help close
the achievement gap socially, emotionally and academically, she said.
Cheryl Olson, superintendent of the
San Bruno Park Elementary School
District, expressed her appreciation as
well.
The generosity and careful thought
the Community Foundation board has
put into the grant awards is greatly
appreciated and will be utilized equally
carefully, she said. Our students will
indeed benefit from the grants awarded
through our education foundation for
our music programs, and our students
will also benefit from the heart safe
procedures and machines being
installed at each site thanks to another
grant provided in conjunction with
San Bruno Community Foundation and
the Peninsula Health Care District.
One of the grants paid $15,000 to
sponsor CPR and automated external
defibrillator training for local middle
and high school students.
For his part, Hoff said he believed
the grant will go far to assuring more
local youth are granted the opportunity to share the joy of sport.
The kids and their families that
dont have the means to pay for a travel team environment, its going to
give them a chance to play and thats
the thing we are most excited about,
he said.

The tunnels project is absolutely


essential if California is to maintain a
reliable water supply, Brown said in a
statement.
Browns administration and water
agencies in central and Southern
California are the main backers of the
project.
Opponents include some Northern
California water districts and farmers,
and environmental groups, which fear
losing more water and habitat for
salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and
dozens of other native fish and other
wildlife already suffering under the
Deltas more than half-century-old
waterworks of pumps, pipes and
canals.
We just dont think that the only

answer is to take more water out of a


river in crisis, said Osha Meserve, a
lawyer working with Northern
California farmers and conservationists opposed to the project. Ninetythousand pages, or a million pages,
dont explain why thats a good idea.
The tunnels project still needs an
agreement on financing it by the water
districts that would benefit from it,
plus federal and state decisions on
whether the project would comply with
endangered species laws.
Supporters of the tunnels argue the
project would be better for wildlife
than the current waterworks, which
include pumps strong enough to make
the Sacramento River flow backward,
pulling migrating fish off course.

Continued from page 1


able to do, he said.
Hoff founded the league with a partner two years ago partially as a means
of granting his daughters and their
friends a chance to participate in competitive basketball. Since then, the
league has grown to serving nearly 60
girls spanning from second-grade
through high school, and teams frequently travel throughout the Bay Area
and neighboring western states to play
in the Amateur Athletic Union circuit.
The grant amounts to nearly half of
the nonprofit leagues annual operating budget, said Hoff, who expects it
will pay for more travel opportunities.
Hoff, who lived in the Crestmoor
neighborhood when the blast occurred,
said he is happy to see money from the
tragedy pay toward enriching the lives
of residents.
Any time you can draw a positive
from something that was so devastating, then you should try to do your
best with that, he said.
The foundations Executive Director
Leslie Hatamiya said she is pleased her
organization can contribute to the
variety of quality programs.
We are very excited to be able to
share some of the restitution funds
with many of the local community
groups that really form the lifeblood
of San Bruno, she said.
The grant program is the second
round of payouts to local residents this
year, following $100,000 shared with
local students for college scholarships. Hatamiya said the foundation is
also in the process of examining a
variety of larger projects such as paying for construction of a swimming

Friday Dec. 23, 2016

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Friday Dec. 23, 2016

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ACROSS
1 Elbows
5 Play bumper-cars
8 NASA counterpart
11 Run of
13 Cry of discovery
14 Bad, for Yves
15 Feel ones way
16 Most of the time (3 wds.)
18 Be entitled to
20 Try a mouthful
21 Masked swordsman
23 Question
24 Not talking
25 Acorns
27 Flows back
31 Bullfight cheer
32 Grind to a halt
33 Wheel and
34 Cloister dwellers
36 Whats for me?
38 MacGraw of films
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40 Romes fiddler
41 Showed the way

GET FUZZY

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44 Chloroform kin
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50 Oil in paints
52 Turn inside out
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59 Forbid
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61 Xerox
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9 NaCl
10 Nautical position
12 Finds out

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21 Tribe of Natal
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37 Wobble
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48 Pretty soon
49 Jeannie portrayer
51 Fair-hiring letters
53 Kind of trip
54 Agt.
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memories you share will lift your spirits and
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something totally new. Taking a trip or attending a
cultural event that gives you insight into different
traditions will be enlightening.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Look over personal papers
and make sure your finances are in order. Youll
discover an interesting way to improve your home
without hurting your budget. Aim for greater security.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Plan to have some fun.
Decorating your home or getting together with friends
or peers for a little festive cheer will bring you closer
together. Talks will lead to advancement.
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203 Public Notices

ZS ASSOCIATES INC. in San Mateo,


CA seeks Technology Implementation
Specialist to configure proprietary software used to streamline business processes for commercial group at client organizations. Req. Bachelors in CS, IT,
Engg, MIS, or reld + 5 yrs. of exp. in job
offered, Soft. Dev. Prog. Analyst or reld
relevant consulting role working on medium-large scal technology solution delivery engagements. Must have 5 years of
experience leading delivery of one or
multiple projects & extensive experience
working w/ front-end user reporting (e.g.:
MSTR, Business Object, Cognos), backend database management (e.g.: Oracle,
Teradata) and/or ETL interfacing (e.g.:
Informatica, SSIS) technologies. 20% domestic travel required. Email resume to
careers@zsassociates.com w/JOB ID
AC16.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271608
The following person is doing business
as: Blue Angels Maid Services & Marinas, 2001 Whitman Way, Apt 1, SAN
BRUNO, CA 94066. Registered Owner:
Joara Elisabeth Faria Guedes, same address. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
12/1/16.
/s/Joara Guedes/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/01/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/02/16, 12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271744
The following person is doing business
as: Abbey Party Rents, 411 Allan St.,
DALY CITY, CA 94014.
Registered
Owner: Serazuki Enterprises Inc., CA.
The business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
1999.
/s/Michael Seramin/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/15/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16, 01/06/17).

ZS ASSOCIATES Inc. in San Mateo, CA


seeks Technology Implementation Specialist to implement technology based
solutions. Req. Bach. In CS, IT, Engg,
MIS or reld + 5 yrs. of exp. in job offered,
Soft. Dev., Prog. Analyst or reld relevant
consulting role working on medium-large
scale technology solution delivery engagements. Must have 5 yrs. exp. leading delivery of one or multiple projects
and extensive exp. working w/ front-end
user reporting (e.g. MSTR, Business Object, Cognos), back-end database management (e.g. Oracle, Terdata) and/or
ETL interfacing (e.g. Informatica, SSIS)
technologies. 20% domestic travel
required.
Email
resume
to
careers@zsassociates.com w/JOB ID
PG16.

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CASE# 16CIV02551
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR
CHANGE OF NAME
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,
COUNTY OF SAN MATEO,
400 COUNTY CENTER RD,
REDWOOD CITY CA 94063
PETITION OF
Deonte Camel
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
Petitioner: Deonte Camel filed a petition
with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
Present name: Deonte Eugene Camel
Proposed Names: Deonte Eugene Norman
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A hearing on the
petition shall be held on 1/12/17 at 9
a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2D, at 400 County
Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A
copy of this Order to Show Cause shall
be published at least once each week for
four successive weeks prior to the date
set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation:
San Mateo Daily Journal
Filed: 12/02/16
/s/ Robert D. Foiles/
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 12/01/2016
(Published 12/16/16, 12/23/16,
12/30/16, 01/06/17).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271498
The following person is doing business
as: After School Hoops, 820 Magellan
Ln., FOSTER CITY, CA 94404. Registered Owner: Joseph Paul Kaiser, same
address. The business is conducted by
an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/Joseph Paul Kaiser/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/17/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/02/16, 12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271593
The following person is doing business
as: Touch of Beauty, 13 WEST 41ST
AVE, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 Registered Owner: My Ngoc Tra Truong, 1387
Xavier Ave., Hayward, CA 94545. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 12/1/16.
/s/My Truong/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/30/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/02/16, 12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271601
The following person is doing business
as: My Aegean Innovations, 363 Waverley St, MENLO PARK, CA 94025. Registered Owners: 1) Bahadir Bolukbasi 2)
Hande Bolukbasi, same address. The
business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/Bahadir Bolukbasi/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/30/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/02/16, 12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271606
The following person is doing business
as: VH Home Renovation & Preservation, 1309 Sierra St., REDWOOD CITY,
CA 94061. Registered Owner: Victor
Hugo Amaya, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 11/14/11.
/s/Victor Hugo Amaya/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/01/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/02/16, 12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271596
The following person is doing business
as: VSL Systems, 1375 Tartan Trail
Road, BURLINGAME, CA 94010. Registered Owner: Carl Limsico, 1009 S. Idaho St., San Mateo, CA 94402. The business is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 11/3/16.
/s/Carl Limsico/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/30/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/02/16, 12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271435
The following person is doing business
as: Carnivorous Gardens, 720 Madison
Ave. #11, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061.
Registered Owner: Mary A. Wuydts,
same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on N/A.
/s/Mary Ann Wuydts/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/14/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271516
The following person is doing business
as: Therapeutic Development, 161 W.
25th Avenue, Suite 101, SAN MATEO,
CA 94403. Registered Owner: Zorina
Galvez, 6021 Shawcroft Dr., San Jose,
CA 95123 The business is conducted by
an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on Aug 2009.
/s/Zorina Galvez/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/18/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271674
The following person is doing business
as: JetInsight, 11A N Ellsworth Ave, SAN
MATEO, CA 94401. Registered Owner:
JetSlash, Inc., DE. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 12/01/2016.
/s/David Benjamin/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/08/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271675
The following person is doing business
as: Nor-Cal Cycles LLC, 1587 El Camino
Real, MILLBRAE, CA 94030. Registered
Owner: NOR-CAL Cycles, LLC, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on 02/2008.
/s/Wilton Mau/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/08/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271678
The following person is doing business
as: Rai Enterprises, 205 De Anza Blvd.
#139, SAN MATEO, CA 94402. Registered Owner: Kenyon Lee, same address. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
05/24/2005.
/s/Kenyon Lee/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/08/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/9/16, 12/16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16).

LEGAL NOTICES

Fictitious Business Name Statements,


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

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290


Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271512
The following person is doing business
as: Killer Coffee, 219 Rockwood Drive,
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080.
Registered Owner: Killer Coffee, LLC,
CA.
The business is conducted by a
Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 11/18/16.
/s/Leonardo Libiran III/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/18/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16, 01/06/17).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271520
The following person is doing business as: Super Clean Mobile Carwash,
92 Highland Ave, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080. Registered Owners:
1) Fernando Martinez, 92 Highland Ave.,
South San Francisco, CA 94080; 2) Missael Becerra, same address. The business is conducted by a General Parthership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/Fernando Martinez/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/21/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16, 01/06/17).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271796
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Reposturing 2) The Slouching Tiger 3) Vitale Tea, 407 North San Mateo
Drive, SAN MATEO, CA 94401. Registered Owner: Phyziquest Vitality Enterprizes Incorporated, CA. The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 12/21/2016.
/s/Aaron Ulysses Parnell/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/21/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/23/16, 12/30/16, 1/6/17, 1/13/17.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271621
The following person is doing business
as: 2092-2098 California Street, 1240
Woodside Rd, #18, REDWOOD CITY,
CA 94061. Registered Owner: Tomasz
Podsiadly, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 12/2/2016.
/s/Tomasz Podsiadly/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/2/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/23/16, 12/30/16, 1/6/17, 1/13/17.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271551
The following person is doing business
as: Eat Light Lift Heavy, 1015 Lucky
Avenue, MENLO PARK, CA 94025. Registered Owner: Brittany Margot, same address. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrant commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
11/23/2016.
/s/Brittany Margot/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/23/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/23/16, 12/30/16, 1/6/17, 1/13/17.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO
ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
Winona J. Aldrich
aka Winona Jane Aldrich
Case Number: 16PRO00578
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Winona J. Aldrich, aka
Winona Jane Aldrich. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Marilyn A. Young,
in
the Superior Court of California,
County of San Mateo. The Petition for
Probate requests that Marilyn A. Young
be appointed as personal representative
to administer the estate of the decedent.
The petition requests the decedents will
and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by
the court. The petition requests authority
to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.
(This authority will allow the personal
representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be
required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or
consented to the proposed action.) The
independent administration authority will
be granted unless an interested person
files an objection to the petition and
shows good cause why the court should
not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: January 10, 2017
at 9:00 a.m., Department 28, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063.
If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the
Calilfornia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under sectioin
9052 of the Callifornia Probate
Code.Other California statutes and legal
authority may affect your rights as a
creditor. You may want to consult with an
attorney knowledgable in California law.

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294 Baby Stuff

You may examine the file kept by the


court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Marilyn A. Young, Attorney at Law, 1653
Irving Street, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
94122, (415) 564-4900
FILED: 12/06/16
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 12/17/16, 12/23/16, 12/24/16)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO
ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
Dennis Avalos
Case Number: 16PRO00594
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Dennis Avalos. A Petition
for Probate has been filed by Elizabeth
Avalos in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition
for Probate requests that Elizabeth Avalos be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to
administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.
(This authority will allow the personal
representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be
required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or
consented to the proposed action.) The
independent administration authority will
be granted unless an interested person
files an objection to the petition and
shows good cause why the court should
not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: JAN 17 2017 at
9:00 a.m., Department 28, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. If you object to the granting of the
petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the
Calilfornia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under sectioin
9052 of the Callifornia Probate
Code.Other California statutes and legal
authority may affect your rights as a
creditor. You may want to consult with an
attorney knowledgable 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 DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Marisa C. Nelson,
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley PC
1001 Marshall Street, Suite 500,
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063-2502
Phone (650)780-1633
FILED: 12/13/16
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on 12/17/16, 12/23/16, 12/24/16

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO
ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
Gordon Patrick King, aka Gordon P.
King, Gordon King
Case Number: 16PRO00547
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Gordon Patrick King, aka
Gordon P. King, Gordon King. A Petition
for Probate has been filed by Debra L.
Bennice, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition
for Probate requests that Debra L. Bennice be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedents will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils
are available for examination in the file
kept by the court. The petition requests
authority to administer the estate under
the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the
personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval.
Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have
waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an
interested person files an objection to the
petition and shows good cause why the
court should not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: January 18, 2017
at 9:00 a.m., Department 28, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063.
If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the
Calilfornia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under sectioin
9052 of the Callifornia Probate
Code.Other California statutes and legal
authority may affect your rights as a
creditor. You may want to consult with an
attorney knowledgable 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 DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Kyle Z. Varga
KZV Law
622 Jackson St.
FAIRFIELD, CA 94533
(415) 579-2075
FILED: 11/23/16
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 12/17/16, 12/23/16, 12/24/16)

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296 Appliances
1960'S AVOCADO Osterizer blender
excellent condition $20.00 (650)5960513
AIR CONDITIONER 10000 BTU w/remote. Slider model fits all windows. LG
brand $199 runs like new. (650)2350898
AIR CONDITIONER, Portable, 14,000
BTU,
Commercial
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model
CPN14XC9, almost like new! All accessories plus remote included.
20 x 16-5/8 x 33-1/2 $345.
(650)345-1835
CHARCOAL GRILL with cover, 24, almost new $25. (650)368-0748
CHEFMATE TOASTER oven, brand
new, bakes, broils, toasts, adjustable
temperature. $25 OBO. (650)580-4763
CIRRUS STEAM mop model SM212B 4
new extra cleaning pads,user manual.
$45. 650-5885487
COLEMAN LXE Roadtrip Grill Red Brand New! (still in box) $100
(650)918-9847
JACK LALANE'S power juicer. $40.
Call 650 364-1243. Leave message.
NSA AIR PurifierGood Condition Paid
$190Yours for $20. (510)363 4865
TOASTER OVEN, Black & Decker, 4Slice, 1200W, Toast, Bake, Broil;
TRO480BS - $12 (650) 952-3500
UPRIGHT VACUUM Cleaner, $10. Call
Ed, (415)298-0645 South San Francisco
WHIRLPOOL WASHER DRYER, GE
Refrigerator all working and in good condition all for $99.00 650-315-3240.

297 Bicycles
ADULT BIKES 1 regular and 2 with balloon tires $30 Each (650) 347-2356
CHILDS BICYCLE in good condition.
$30. 650 355-5189

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

210 Lost & Found

BILLY DEE Williams autographed Star


Wars action figure: Lando Calrissian,
space smuggler. $35 Steve 650-5186614

FOUND: KEYS at Westwood Park in


Redwood City, off of Fernside. Call to
claim (650)714-8893

LENNOX RED Rose, Unused, hand


painted, porcelain, authenticity papers,
$12.00. (650) 578 9208.

FOUND: LADIES watch outside Safeway Millbrae 11/10/14 call Matt,


(415)378-3634

MILLER LITE Neon sign , work good


$59 call 650-218-6528

LOST - MY COLLAPSIBLE music stand,


clip lights, and music in black bags were
taken from my car in Foster City and may
have been thrown out by disappointed
thieves. Please call (650)704-3595
LOST - Womans diamond ring. Lost
12/18. Broadway, Redwood City.
REWARD! (650)339-2410
LOST CAT Our Felicity, weighs 7 lbs,
she has a white nose, mouth, chin, all
four legs, chest stomach, around her
neck. Black mask/ears, back, tail. Nice
REWARD.
Please
email
us
at
joandbill@msn.com or call 650-5768745. She drinks water out of her paws.
LOST CAT. Black and White. Black
patch on right eye. REWARD.
Call (323) 439-7713.

RENO SILVER LEGACY Casino four


rare memorabilia items, casino key, two
coins, small charm. $95. (650)676-0974
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
(650)701-0276

299 Computers
KOGI 15 inch computer monitor. Model
L5QX. $25. PH(650)592-5864.
RECORDABLE CD-R 74, Sealed, Unopened, original packaging, Samsung, 12X,
(650) 578 9208

300 Toys
3-STORY BARBIE Dollhouse with spiral
staircase and elevator. $60. (650)5588142

LOST SMALL gray and green Parrot.


Redwood Shores. (650)207-2303.

ALLOYED LINOTYPE (BNH ~18) for


casting miniature/board-game figurines.
10#, $15.00. (650) 591-4553

Books

LARGE STUFFED ANIMALS - $3 each


Great for Kids (650) 952-3500

QUALITY BOOKS used and rare. World


& US History and classic American novels. $5 each obo (650)345-5502

STAR WARS one 4 orange card action figure, Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead). $8 Steve 650-518-6614

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27

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

300 Toys

303 Electronics

STAR WARS SDCC Stormtrooper


Commander $29 OBO Dan,
650-303-3568 lv msg

VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c1470 $60.


(650)421-5469

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

302 Antiques

ACROSS
1 Clever stroke
5 Stage genre
10 Secured, in a
way
14 Too
15 Actor Firth
16 Initial contribution
17 Illicit buzzing in
the hive?
19 Surplus
20 Painful spots
21 Speak or creak
23 Altar promise
24 Slipshod building
addition?
28 Zodiac animal
31 Aran Islands
country: Abbr.
32 Chopping tool
33 Always
35 Parkers rank in
McHales Navy:
Abbr.
37 Pincered insect
40 Beginning of a
very thorough
biography?
43 Strands at the
lodge, maybe
44 Six-pack set
45 Jazz singer
James
46 Nevada was the
first st. to allow it
47 Clickbait site, as
of Sep. 2016
49 Metaphorical
hiding place
50 Aerosol product
that will help you
fit in in Houston?
56 Athlete lead-in
57 French honey
58 Coffee shop
order
62 Immune lead-in
64 Too much
shooting at the
table?
67 Thought
68 Architect Frank
69 One of three in
To be or not to
be
70 Office staple
71 Donkeys
72 They sometimes
intrude at
weddings, and
also in this
puzzles theme
DOWN
1 Uber competitors

2 Margarine
3 Many a typist,
nowadays
4 Fake
5 Early 7th-century
year
6 Go bad
7 Still in play
8 Like much ore
9 Hot
10 Identification
method
11 Conforming to
12 Chopin work
13 Rehab process
18 Actor Morales
22 Religion founded
in Persia
25 Gullible
26 Group including
some Brat Pack
members
27 Mazatln-toChihuahua
direccin
28 Monthly pmts.
reducer
29 Voulez-vous
coucher __ moi?
30 Falling stars that
reach the ground
34 Many a reggae
artist
36 Eponymous
Belgian town

37 English county
on the North Sea
38 Tiny bit
39 Airborne pest
41 OPEC member
since 1962
42 High wind?
48 Lake makers, at
times
50 Unwavering
51 Goody two shoes
52 End of a series
53 Vetoes

54 They may deal


with freezes
55 Fabled lost
mittens
punishment
59 Cajole
60 Residence
61 Priestly garments
63 Shade provider
65 Poetic word of
order
66 Part of CBS:
Abbr.

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:

ANTIQUE BUFFET Cabinet, with 2 large


drawers w/skeleton key, needs refinishing. $700/obo.. ANTIQUE CHINA cabinet, with doors and legs, dark wood..
$500/obo. (650)952-5049
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
(650)387-4002
BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE Victorian
Side Sewing Table, All original. Rosewood. Carved. EXCELLENT CONDITION! $350. (650)815-8999.

ANTIQUE MAHOGANY Bookcase. Four


feet tall. $75. (415) 282-0966.

BAR STOOLS 2 (matching) Wood Cushioned Fair Condition $20 each. (510)363
4865

STORE FRONT display cabinet, From


1930, marble base. 72 long x 40 tallx
21 deep. Asking $500. (650)341-1306

BEIGE SOFA $99. Excellent Condition


(650) 315-2319

303 Electronics

CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50


OBO (650)345-5644

46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great


condition. $400. (650)261-1541.

COAT/HAT STAND, solid wood, for your


mountain cabin/house. $50. (650)5207045

60 GIG Ipod, Does not work.


Battery/hard drive not working. $25.
(650)208-5758

COMPUTER SWIVEL CHAIR. Padded


Leather. $80. (650) 455-3409

BAZOOKA SPEAKER 20, +10W, never


used $95. (650)992-4544

COMPUTER TABLE, adjustable height,


chrome legs, 29x48 like new $30 (650)
697-8481

BLAUPUNKT AM/FM/CD Radio and Receiver with Detachable Face asking


$100. (650)593-4490

COUCH, CREAM IKEA, great condition,


$89, light-weight, compact, sturdy loveseat (415)775-0141

BULOVA WINDUP Travel clocks.Vintage. Set of eight. $99. gene (650)4215469

CUSTOM MADE wood sewing storage


cabinet perfect condition $75. (650)4831222

COMPLETE COLOR photo developer


Besler Enlarger, Color Head, trays, photo
tools $50/ 650-921-1996

DINETTE TABLE with Chrome Legs: 36"


x58" (with one leaf 11 1/2") - $50.
(650)341-5347

IPHONE 5 Morphie Juice Pack with


charger, Originally $100, now $85.
(650)766-2679

DINETTE TABLE, 3 adjustable leaf.$30.


(650) 756-9516.Daly City.

ONKYO AV Receiver HT-R570 .Digital


Surround, HDMI, Dolby, Sirius Ready,
Cinema Filter.$95/ Offer 650-591-2393
OPTIMUS H36 ST5800 Tower Speaker
36x10x11 $30. (650)580-6324
ORIGINAL AM/FM 1967/68 Honda Radio for $50. (650)593-4490
PIONEER HOUSE Speakers, pair. 15
inch 3-way, black with screens. Work
great. $99.(650)243-8198
SAMSUNG FLAT TV 20" ex.co.incl.
VCR ,set up $70. (650)992-4544
SAMSUNG FLAT TV 20" ex.co.incl.
VCR ,set up $70. (650)992-4544

DINING ROOM table Good Condition


$90.00 or best offer ( 650)-780-0193
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45.,
(650)345-1111
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 5'x4' glass
door / shell / drawers / roller ex $25/BO
(650)992-4544
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER for $50.
Good shape, blonde, about 5' high.
(650)726-4102
ESPRESSO TABLE 30 square, 40 tall,
$95 (650)375-8021
FREE: TWO full-size featherbeds. Excellent
condition.
Redwood City
location. 650-503-4170.
INFINITY FLOOR speakers H 38" x W
11 1/2" x D 10" good $50. (650)756-9516
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
LEATHER SOFA, black, excellent condition. $100 obo. (650)878-5533
LOVE SEAT, Upholstered pale yellow
floral $99. (650)574-4021

SONY DHG-HDD250 DVR and programable remote.


Record OTA. Clock set issues $99 650595-8855

MAHOGANY BOOKCASE 40"W x 15"D


x 41"H. Double doors with lock & key.
$35 650-832-1448

SONY PROJECTION TV 48" with remote good condition $99 (650)345-1111

MAHOGANY BOOKCASE 40"W x 15"D


x 41"H. Double doors with lock & key.
$35 650-832-1448

TOMTOM GPS U.S. + Canada $25 650595-3933


VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c-430-a
$60. (650)421-5469
VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c-442c $60.
(650)421-5469

12/23/16

ANTIQUE DINING table for six people


with chairs $99. (650)580-6324

OLD VINTAGE Wooden Sea Captains


Tool Chest 35 x 16 x 16, $65
(650)591-3313

ONKYO AV Receiver HT-R570 .Digital


Surround, HDMI, Dolby, Sirius Ready,
Cinema Filter.$95/ Offer 650-591-2393

By David Alfred Bywaters


2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

304 Furniture
5 FOOT resin folding table, still in the
box $20.00 (650)368-0748

ANTIQUE MAHOGANY double bed with


adjustable steelframe $225.00. OBO.
(650)592-4529

MOTOROLA BRAVO MB 520 (android


4.1 upgrade) smart phone 35$ 8GB SD
card Belmont (650)595-8855

12/23/16

Yamaha model CDC 91 - 5 disc CD player. free. tmckay1@sbcglobal.net.

MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,


72 x 40 , 3 drawers, Display case, bevelled glass, $500. (650)766-3024

LEFT-HAND ERGONOMIC keyboard


with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
(650)204-0587

xwordeditor@aol.com

VINTAGE ZENITH radio, model L516b


$75. (650)421-5469

MAHOGANY BOOKCASE 40"W x 15"D


x 41"H. Double doors with lock & key.
$35 650-832-1448
NEW DELUXE Twin Folding Bed, Linens, cover, Cost $618. Sale $250. Must
Sell! (650) 875-8159.

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THE DAILY JOURNAL

Friday Dec. 23, 2016

304 Furniture

308 Tools

312 Pets & Animals

318 Sports Equipment

620 Automobiles

640 Motorcycles/Scooters

NEW TWIN Mattress set plus frame


$30.00 (650) 347-2356

VINTAGE SHOPSMITH and BAND


SAW, good shape. $500/obo. Call
(650)342-6993

PET CARRIER, brown ,Very good condition, $15.00 medium zize leave txt or call
650 773-7201

VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167

CADILLAC 02 Deville, 8 cylinder, perfect condition, like new, cashmere outside white inside 4787 miles $13,000.
(415)850-2370

BMW 03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call


650-995-0003

NICE WOOD table 36"L x19"W x20"H


$30.(415)231-4825.Daly City
NICE WOOD table 36"L x19"W x20"H
$30.(415)231-4825.Daly City
OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
(650)726-6429
OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
(650)726-6429
OAK SIX SHELF Book Case 6FT 4FT
$55 (650)458-8280
OAK SIX SHELF Book Case 6FT 4FT
$55 (650)458-8280
OFFICE TABLE, 24"x48" HD. folding
legs each end. 500# capacity. Cost
$130. Sell $60, 650-591-4141
OUTDOOR WOOD SCREEN - new $80
obo Retail $130 (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
RECLINER CHAIR blue tweed clean
good $75 Call 650 583-3515

309 Office Equipment


NEAT RECEIPTS Mobile Scanner new
in box $79, call 650-324-8416
NEW MS Wireless keyboard, $13, 650595-3933

8 TRACKS, billy Joel, Zeppelin, Eagles


,Commodores, more.40 @ $4 each , call
650-393-9908
CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5 Oregon pine,
1225 tips, hooked construction with
stand. Used once. $49. (415)650-6407

INCUBATOR, $99, (650)678-5133

WOOD - wall Unit - 30" long x 6' tall x


17.5" deep. $90. (650)631-9311
WOOD FURNITURE- one end table and
coffee table. In good condition. $30
OBO. (760)996-0767.

306 Housewares
10 TULIP CHAMPAGNE
FOR $12 (415)990-6134

GLASSES

CHRISTMAS TREE China, Fairfield


Peace on Earth. Complete Set of 12 (48
pieces) $75. 650-493-5026
COMPLETE SET OF CHINA - Windsor
Garden, Noritake. Four place-settings,
20-pieces in original box, never used.
$250 per box
(3 boxes available).
(650)342-5630
NEW
ELECTRIC
$19 650-595-3933

Waxer/Polisher,

PORCELAIN JAPANESE Tea set, Unopened, in wood box, great gift $30.
(650)578-9208.
PRE-LIT 7 ft Christmas tree. Three sections, easy to assemble. $50. 650 349
2963.
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483

308 Tools
ALUMINUM LADDERS 40ft, $99 for two,
Call (650)481-5296
BENCH SAW - 8 INCH includes attached table and accessories $35 (650)3680748
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
CRAFTSMAN JIGSAW 3.9 amp. with
variable speeds $65 (650)359-9269
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL Arm Saw Stand.
In box. $30. (650)245-7517
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL SAW, with cabinet stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)8511045
CRAFTSMEN 3 saw blades $20. new.
(650)573-5269
DELTA CABINET SAW with overrun table. $650/obo. ((650)342-6993
DYNAGLOPRO
HEATER.
Phone: 650-591-8062

$40.00

PAINTING TOOLS - hooks, stirrups 110


ropes, poles, 20 plank, 440 Graco Spary
Machine, $500, Asking (650)-483-8048
ROUTER TABLE ryobi $ 99. like new
650-573-5269
SHOPSMITH MARK V 50th Anniversary
most
attachments.
$1,500/OBO.
(650)504-0585
VINTAGE CRAFTSMAN Jig Saw. Circa
1947. $60. (650)245-7517

CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car


loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
(408)807-6529.

2003 P-15 West Wight Potter sailboat,


excellend
condition.
$7,200.
Call
(650)347-2559

BATH CHAIR LIFT. Peterman battery


operated bath chair lift. Stainless steel
frame. Accepts up to 350lbs. Easily inserted I/O tub.$250 OBO.
(650) 739-6489.

ROCKING CHAIRS solid wood, great


shape asking 30 dollars each. Call
(650)574-4582 Lily

WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with


upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429

WOMEN'S NORDICA ski boots, size 8


1/2. $50 650-592-2047

BOY SCOUT canvas belt with Boy Scout


Buckle. Vintage. Fair condition. $5.
(650)588-0842

LADIES SEQUIN dress, blue, size XL,


pure silk lining, $40.00, (650) 578-9208

500-600 BIG Band-era 78's--most mint,


no sleeves--$50 for all--650-574-5459

GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never


used $8., (408)249-3858

THOMASVILLE BEVELED mirror 22" x


12" $50. Call 650-834-4833

16 FT SEA RAY. I/B. $1,200. Needs Upholstery. Call 650-898-5732.

345 Medical Equipment

ROCKING CHAIR fine light, oak condition with pads, $85/OBO. 650 369 9762

TEAK-VENEER COMPUTER desk with


single drawer and stacked shelves. $30
obo. 650-465-2344

WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set


set - $25. (650)348-6955

CHEVY 10 HHR . 68K. EXCELLENT


CONDITION. $8888. (650)274-8284.

LADIES BOOTS size 8 , 3 pairs different


styles , $20/ pair. call 650-592-2648

ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER,
condition $50 (650)878-9542

SOFA & Love seat perfect condition $99


Edie 650 345 8981

CADILLAC 99 DeVille Concours,


98,500 miles, $3,500 or best offer.
(650)270-6637

"MOTHER-IN-LAW TONGUES" plants,


3 in 5-gal cans. $10.00 each. 650/5937408.

RECLINING SWIVEL chair almost new


$99 650-766-4858

new $20.00

WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for


info (650)851-0878

310 Misc. For Sale

RECLINING SWIVEL & high-back chair


(Hampton) exc condition $30 (650) 7569516 Daly City.

SHELF RUBBER maid


contract joe 650-573-5269

BLACK DOUBLE breasted suit size 38


excellent condition $25 650-322-9598

FAUX FUR Coat Woman's brown multi


color
in
excellent
condition
3/4
length $50 650-692-8012

CIAO SMALL Black Duffel Carry-on,


Overnight or Tote bag with shoulder
strap, $15 650-952-3500

RUMMY ROYAL poker table top $30.00


(650)573-5269

316 Clothes

VINTAGE NASH Cruisers Mens/ Womens Roller Skates Blue indoor/outdoor sz


6-8. $60 B/O. (650)574-4439

good

LIONEL CHRISTMAS Boxcars 2005,


2006, 2007 New OB $90 lot 650-3687537
LIONEL CHRISTMAS Holiday expansion Set. New OB $99 650-368-7537
LIONEL WESTERN Union Pass car and
dining car. New OB $99 650-368-7537

LEATHER JACKET, New Black Italian


style, size M Ladies $45 (650) 875-1708
MAN'S BLACK leather jacket, size 40,
like new. $85.00 (650)593-1780
MEN'S STETSON hat, size large, new,
rim, solid black, large, great gift. $40
(650) 578-9208
NEW JOCKEY Men's Classic Crew
white tshirts (L) 3pk $15/each (5 available) 650.952.3466
NEW WITH tags Wool or cotton Men's
pullover
sweaters
(XL)
$15/each
(650)952-3466
PARIS HILTON purse white & silver unused, about 12" long x 9" high $23. 650592-2648
PRADA DAYPACK / Purse, Sturdy black
nylon canvas, like new, made in Italy,
$35 (650)591-6596
SIZE 38 tan gabardine navy officers uniform great condition Perfect for that costume party. Free. 322-9598

RMT CHRISTMAS Diesel train and Caboose. Rare. New OB $99 650-368-7537

SNUG BOOTS, lambskin,


$10, 650-595-3933

SAMSONITE 26" tan hard-sided suit


case, lt. wt., wheels, used once/like new.
$60. 650-328-6709

VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new


beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622

SILK SAREE 6 yards new nice color.for


$35 only. C all(650)515-2605 for more information.

VINTAGE 1970S Grecian made dress,


size 6-8, $35 (650)873-8167

ULTRASONIC JEWELRY Cleaning Machine Cleans jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures, keys. Concentrate included. $30
OBO. (650)580-4763

size

M,

WILSON'S LG Green Suede Jacket


$50.00 (650)367-1508

YAMAHA ROOF RACK, 58 inches $75.


(650)458-3255

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List your upcoming


garage sale,
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rummage sale,
clearance sale, or
whatever sale you
have...
Reach over 83,450 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.

Call (650)344-5200

UNIDEN HARLEY Davidson Gas Tank


phone. $100 or best offer 650-863-8485

CULTURED MARBLE 2 tone BR vanity


counter top. New toe skin/ scribe. 29 x
19 $300 (408)744-1041

379 Open Houses

VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the


Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720

SHUTTERS 2 wooden shutters 32x72


like new $50.00 ea.call 650 368-7891

VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving


Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$30. (650)873-8167

WHITE DOUBLE pane window for $29


or Best offer. Call Halim @ (650) 6785133.

OPEN HOUSE
LISTINGS

WAGON WHEEL Wooden, original from


Colorado farm. 34x34
Very good
aged condition $200 San Bruno
(650)588-1946

318 Sports Equipment

WATER STORAGE TANK, brand new,


275 gallons. 48" x 46" x 39" $250. 650771-6324

311 Musical Instruments


BALDWIN GRAND PIANO, 6 foot, excellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
(510)784-2598
EXCELLENT VIOLIN, previously owned,
first violinist SF Symphony, Mellow
sound. Dated 1894. $5,500/best offer.
(415)751-2416
FENDER BASS amp 25 watt. electrical
issue box and speaker very good
$45. (650)367-8146
GULBRANSEN BABY GRAND PIANO Appraised @ $5450., want $1800 obo,
(650)343-4461
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. private owner, (650)349-1172
HARMONICA.
HOHNER Pocket Pal.
Key of C. Original box. Never used.
$10. (650)588-0842
LEXICON LAMBDA cubase LE $60.00
call Patter (650)367-8146

BRIDGESTONE WHOPPER Golf Club


#1 Driver Fair Condition Paid $295 Yours
for $20. (510)363 4865
BUSHNELL NEO XS Golf Watch with
charger. Mint condition. 30,000+ golf
courses. $50. Jeff 650-208-5758
CHILDS KICK scooter by razor with helmet $25 obo (650)591-6842
FITNESS STEPPER compact
(12"x16") Hardly used! $50. Call
650-766-3024

sized

GOLF CLUBS {13}, Bag, & Pull Cart all-$90.00 (650)341-8342

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

IGLOO BLUE 38-Quart Wheelie Cool


Cooler/Ice Chest $14 650-952-3500

1996 SUBARU LEGACY WAGON


143K miles. Runs great! Clean.
Extra tires. $2500. (650) 303-1176.

MEN'S ROSSIGNOL Skis.


good condition, 650-341-0282.

UPRIGHT PIANO. In tune. Fair condition. $300 OBO (650) 533-4886.

NEW WEIGH bench With 200lbs, plus


free weights. $50. 510-943-9221.San
Mateo.

CANARY BIRD cage 24 x 16 for sale.


$40.00 firm. Used, good condition. Call
650-766-3024

470 Rooms

Golf Clubs, used set with Cart for $50.


(650)593-4490

PIANO, UPRIGHT, in excellent condition. Asking $345. (650)366-4769

AIRLINE CARRIER for cats, pur. from


Southwest Airlines, $25, 2 available. Call
(505-228-1480) local.

Call (650)344-5200

620 Automobiles

MONARCH UPRIGHT player piano $99


(650) 583-4549

312 Pets & Animals

Reach over 83,450


potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.

02 CHEVY Trailblazer, 200k miles,


$2,600. (650)302-5523

LADIES MCGREGOR Golf Clubs


Right handed with covers and pull cart
$150 o.b.o. (650)344-3104

YAMAHA PIANO, Upright, Model M-305,


$750. Call (650)572-2337

List your Open House


in the Daily Journal.

GOLF CLUBS, new, Warrior woods


3/15 degree 5/21 degree 7/24 degree
$15 ea (650)349-0430

KAYAK 12' sit on top 2 storage compartments baby blue must see $99.00 john
650- 483-8152

$95.00,

POWER PLUS Exercise Machine


(650)368-3037

$99

PRINCE TENNIS 2 section nylon black


Bag with Prince Pro Graphite Racket$55.(650)341-8342
PURSUIT SCOOTER. $99. 650-3482235
SOCCER BALLS - $8.00 each (like new)
4 available. (650)341-5347

ONE KENNEL Cab ll one Pet Taxi animal carriers 26x16. Excellent cond. $60..
650-593-2066

TOTAL GYM XLS, excellent condition.


Paid $2,500. Yours for $900. Call
(650)588-0828

PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large - approx


4 ft by 4 ft, Excellent condition $300 best
offer. (650)245-4084

TREADMILL BY PRO-FORM. (Hardly


Used). 10% incline, 2.5 HP motor, 300lb
weight capacity. $329 (650)598-9804

GOT AN OLDER
CAR, BOAT, OR RV?
Do the humane thing.
Donate it to the
Humane Society.
Call 1- 800-943-8412

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Key events in Aleppo since March 2011

REUTERS

Forces loyal to Syrias President Bashar Assad stand on a damaged tank in Aleppo.

Syrian government takes


back full control of Aleppo
By Zeina Karam
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIRUT The Syrian government took


full control of Aleppo on Thursday for the
first time in four years after the last opposition fighters and civilians were bused out of
war-ravaged eastern districts, sealing the
end of the rebellions most important
stronghold.
The evacuations ended a brutal chapter in
Syrias nearly six-year civil war, allowing
President Bashar Assad to regain full authority over the countrys largest city and former commercial powerhouse. It marked his
most significant victory since an uprising
against his familys four-decade rule began
in 2011.
The announcement was made via an army
statement broadcast on Syrian state TV
shortly after the last four buses carrying
fighters left through the Ramousseh crossing.
Thanks to the blood of our heroic martyrs, the heroic deeds and sacrifices of our
armed forces and the allied forces, and the
steadfastness of our people, the General
Command of the Army and the Armed Forces
announces the return of security and stability to Aleppo, an army general said in the
statement.
Western Aleppo erupted in heavy celebra-

tory gunfire, with Syrian TV showing uniformed soldiers and civilians shouting
Aleppo, Aleppo! and God, Syria and
Bashar only!
No more east and west, Aleppo is back
for all Aleppans, said the Syrian TV correspondent, surrounded by people waving
Syrian flags.
For Syrias opposition, it was a crushing
defeat that signaled the start of a new struggle to forge a way forward.
Ahmad al-Khatib, an opposition media
activist who left the city before the siege,
said the fall of Aleppo was a date well
never forget and we will never forgive.
Let the world bear witness that Bashar
Assad has killed and displaced and destroyed
Aleppo, and he celebrates in his victory
over the blood and offspring of Aleppo ...
with the agreement of the Arab and Western
nations, he posted on Twitter.
The ancient city had been divided into
rebel and government parts since 2012,
when rebels from the countryside swept in
and took hold of eastern districts. That set
the stage for more than four years of brutal
fighting and government bombardment that
laid waste to those neighborhoods.
The army statement said the victory in
Aleppo is a strategic transformation and a
turning point in the war on terrorism and a
deadly blow to the terrorist project and its
supporters.

March 2011: Protests erupt in the southern city of


Daraa over the detention of a group of boys accused
of painting anti-government graffiti on a school wall.
On March 18, security forces fire on a protest in Daraa,
killing four people in what activists regard as the first
deaths of the uprising. Demonstrations spread, as
does the crackdown by President Bashar Assads
forces, eventually igniting a full-scale civil war.
2012
July: Rebel fighters seize eastern Aleppo, dividing
the city. The intense fighting that follows, including
almost daily barrel bombs dropped by government
warplanes on the poorer and more densely
populated east, causes an estimated 1 million civilians
to flee. Another half million are displaced inside the
eastern part of the city in the first year of the conflict.
October: The U.N. negotiates a short-lived truce
during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. Fighting
damages cultural and historic sites, including the
Grand Umayyad mosque, which both sides sought to
control.
December: Rebels launch an offensive that expands
their presence in Aleppo province and secures supply
lines to the Turkish border. They seize a number of
military and air bases, increasingly isolating
government forces. All flights from Aleppo airport
are suspended after al-Qaida-linked fighters threaten
to shoot down civilian planes.
2013
January: At least 147 bodies wash up on the banks
of Aleppos Queiq River, apparently killed by
government security forces.
April: Aleppos ancient Citadel, used by government
forces as a base, comes under rebel fire. The
government targets the Umayyad mosque minaret,
suspecting rebels were using it. Amid the fighting,
passageways between the two sides of the divided
city emerge, allowing an informal link for residents,
but also turning deadly at times, as sniper fire kills
many.
August: Insurgents gain control of the AleppoDamascus highway, tightening the siege on the
government part of the city. Residents of eastern
Aleppo take food to relatives in western Aleppo.
October: Poor coordination and infighting weaken
the rebels ranks. That winter, Islamic State group
militants clash with the rebels, establishing a presence
in the eastern part of the city.
December: The government begins an
unprecedented campaign of dropping barrel bombs
on Aleppo city and surrounding areas, driving more
people out. IS expands its presence in the eastern
part of city.
2014:
January: Rebels unite against IS, driving the
extremists out of Aleppo. Government forces exploit
the fighting to push the rebels back.
May: Using a new tactic, rebels tunnel beneath a
hotel used as a government command and control

center and blow it up. The government intensifies its


barrel bomb campaign.
2015
March: Insurgents blow up the Air Force Intelligence
building in Aleppo after digging a tunnel, a symbolic
victory. The newly formed Army of Conquest, which
brings together rebels and al-Qaida-linked fighters,
seizes Idlib city to the northwest.
October: Russia begins launching airstrikes to bolster
Assads forces. Syrian troops launch an offensive
around Aleppo. Iraqi, Lebanese and Iranian militias
also throw their weight behind the government,
setting the stage for a wider offensive against Aleppo
that would continue until the following year.
2016
February: Russia and the U.S. broker a cease-fire that
excludes extremists. Signs of normal life return to
Aleppo.
April: The cease-fire collapses, bombing resumes,
and the Castello road, the only road out of eastern
Aleppo, becomes a death trap.
July: The government and allied forces impose a full
siege on eastern Aleppo, with some 250,000 still in the
enclave. Rebels break the siege for a few weeks, but
government force seal the city off again by August.
September: A cease-fire negotiated by Russia and
the United States holds for a few days, but talks to
bring in aid go nowhere. An airstrike hits a
humanitarian aid convoy north of the city.
October: Russia announces it is suspending its
airstrikes on eastern Aleppo and designates
humanitarian corridors, urging the rebels and
residents to leave the eastern enclave. The rebels
reject the offer, no one uses the corridors and the
U.N. says it cannot carry out medical evacuations due
to security concerns. The government continues its
air raids.
November: The government launches a renewed,
intensified air campaign. In late November, Syrian
troops and allied forces launch a major ground
offensive, rebel defenses crumble and thousands flee.
Dec. 14: A cease-fire, brokered by Turkey and Russia,
is announced for the evacuation of rebels and civilians
from the tiny remaining sliver under opposition
control, effectively surrendering the city to the
government. But it fails to take hold, government
shelling continues.
Dec. 18: World powers reach a deal to allow the
evacuations to resume, and over next days buses
ferry out thousands of civilians and hundreds of
fighters across government-held areas to rebel
territory in Aleppo province. Rebels agreed to allow
government forces to evacuate civilians and the sick
from two Shiite villages under siege in rebelcontrolled Idlib province.
Dec. 22: Under heavy snow and freezing conditions,
the last people leave eastern Aleppo. The Syrian
military announces that it has re-established
security across the city.

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