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Friday March 23, 2012 Vol XII, Edition 188

Child porn suspects jailed

Silicon Valley ICAC Task Force investigation nets 10 men in countywide sweep

A sweep of suspected child pornography users and distributors in San Mateo County landed 10 men in jail yesterday, according to police. Nine of the men are currently facing felony charges after ofcers searched their homes Thursday and found computers with evidence linking them to the distribution and posses-

sion of child pornography, according to police. Four suspects were arrested in San Mateo, two on the 600 block of First Avenue. The sweep was the result of a Silicon Valley ICAC Task Force investigation. The task force targets peer-to-peer le sharing online, evolving from previous investigations when suspects often were identied through chat room decoy operations, according to police. Investigators search for hardcore images

involving pre-pubescent children then connect with suspects who are sharing the images and track their individual Internet protocol addresses, according to police. Investigators then use search warrants to gure out who owns the individual IP address and carry out search warrants for those homes. The San Jose Police Department is the lead agency for the SVICAC Task Force. Police arrested four men in San Mateo

including Paul Ambler, 58; Paul Tazbaz, 36; Samnang Chun, 23; and Ritha Chun, 29. Ambler was arrested at his home on 40th Avenue and Tazbaz was arrested at his home on Seville Avenue. They were both arrested for possessing child pornography and Ambler for distribution. Samnang Chun was arrested for possession and distribution of child

See BUST, Page 24

Caltrain to get electrification

California High-Speed Rail Authority to split the bill
By Bill Silverfarb

The Caltrain corridor will be electried nearly a decade ahead of schedule as the California High-Speed Rail Authority has agreed to split the local projects nearly $1.5 billion cost. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has cut a deal with the rail authority to invest matching local funds to get the corridor electried by 2020, 10 years ahead of the original time estimate as shown in the rail authoritys business plan. It is great news for Caltrain. It is a huge opportunity that will bring the area immediate benefits, said Caltrain spokesman Seamus Murphy. Even if the statewide project somehow ultimately falls apart, the early investment by the rail authority will ensure Caltrain does get electried, he said. The memorandum of understanding the MTC approved still needs to be approved by the rail authority board. The rail

A group of reghters from Japan are training with an elite search and rescue team in Menlo Park this week.

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Foreign firefighters get elite training

By Bill Silverfarb

City needs $8.8M in sewer upgrades

By Michelle Durand

It has been more than a year now since an earthquake and tsunami devastated many regions in Japan. For a group of firefighters from the nation training locally, however, the disaster seems like just yesterday. This week, a group of 13 reghters from different regions in Japan are training with one of the nations most elite disaster response agencies in the California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3, based in Menlo Park. Just over a year ago, a different set of

The city of San Carlos needs to undertake $8.8 million in sewer xes over the next six years to prevent overows and meet improvement goals required by a legal settlement with the pollution watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper. City sewer customers will likely see their rates increase at some point to help cover the capital costs but Interim Public Works Director Al Savay said possible gures wont be penciled out for roughly another six months when an overall sewer master plan is complete. That plan will include the costs of satisfying the Baykeeper settlement along with other ongoing

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Friday March 23, 2012



Thought for the Day

When people say,Shes got everything,Ive got one answer I havent had tomorrow.
Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

This Day in History


Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed lm goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the classic movie stars, died in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79. In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, Give me liberty, or give me death! In 1792, Joseph Haydns Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the Surprise symphony) had its rst public performance in London. In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacic coast, began their journey back east. In 1912, Wernher von Braun, the scientist who helped develop the V-2 combat rocket for the Nazis and the Saturn V booster rocket for NASA, was born in Wirsitz, Germany. In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy. In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers. In 1942, the rst Japanese-Americans evacuated by the U.S. Army during World War II arrived at the internment camp in Manzanar, Calif. In 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic. In 1965, Americas rst two-person space ight began as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly ve-hour ight. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan rst proposed developing technology to intercept incoming enemy missiles an idea that came to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative. Dr. Barney Clark, recipient of a Jarvik permanent articial heart, died at the University of Utah Medical Center after 112 days with the device. In 1994, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexicos leading presidential candidate, was assassinated in Tijuana.


Partizan fans light torches during a derby match against Red Star at Serbias national cup semi-nal in Belgrade,Serbia.

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Mayor of North Dakota tourist town has to wait to hang
BISMARCK, N.D. The mayor of the southwest North Dakota tourist town of Medora is seeking permission for a hanging, and he is sticking his neck out by volunteering to be the one to go to the gallows. Mayor Doug Ellison wants to erect a gallows on his property to stage mock hangings for tourists, and he has taken his request to the citys Planning and Zoning Commission. The matter was not on the agenda and they were a little taken aback, Ellison said. There was about ve seconds of stunned silence and at rst I think they thought I was joking. The commission, of which Ellison is a member, tabled the idea on Tuesday and will vote on it next month. Commission members want to be assured the idea is safe and that a locked fence would surround the gallows display. Ive spoken to the commissioners individually, and Im optimistic it will pass, Ellison said. My vision is to stage a shooting, where Id gun down someone in the street, have a trial and a hanging, all within 20 or so minutes, he said. Anything longer than that and the tourists would lose interest. Ellison, 49, said he would purchase material for his mock gallows from a movie industry stunt supplier. A harness would be worn under his clothes that would take the impact of the fall from the gallows, he said. The rope is just a prop there is no danger of breaking your neck, he said. If all goes well, it will look very realistic. I will be the only one being hanged, just to keep it safe. Ellisons wife, Mary, said the gallows would be at the couples home in town and shes just as worried about tourists trampling her ower beds as she is for her husband. I have to work this into my landscaping, she said. I am a little uneasy about (the mock hangings) but he will take all precautions. The couple owns an inn, bed and breakfast and a Western book store in the city of about 100 people, in the heart of North Dakotas desert-like badlands that could serve as a backdrop for a cowboy Western movie. Medora was founded in April 1883 by a French nobleman, the Marquis de Mores, who named the town for his bride. Lt. Col. George Custer passed through in 1876 on his fatal march west to the Little Bighorn, and Theodore Roosevelt ranched and hunted in the area before becoming president. North Dakota entrepreneur Harold Schafer who launched the popular Mr. Bubble childrens bubble bath began a restoration and modernization of the town in the early 1960s, developing attractions that give the community an Old West atmosphere. Ellison said the citys population swells to about 400 in the summer with seasonal workers; about 200,000 tourists visit the town each year, Ellison said. The mock hangings, which would be held on the weekends, will be a great chance to interpret our history, and I think it will be one of the big attractions, he said.


Kitten hitches hair-raising ride over Golden Gate

SANTA CRUZ A stowaway kitten is safe despite taking an 85-mile ride in a vans engine compartment that included a trip across Californias Golden Gate Bridge. A Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter spokesman says the 8-month-old female feline was probably just looking for a warm place to sleep. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports the vans road-tripping driver left from Marin County and spent the night in a Mill Valley parking lot before heading out Wednesday morning for Santa Cruz. He didnt stop until he reached a gas station in the beachfront city, where he heard a distinct meowing. He opened the hood and found the kitten with a blue, studded collar and blue bell but no identication. The shelter is trying to locate the owner.

Singer Chaka Khan is 59.

Actress Keri Russell is 36.

Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is 34.

Comedian Marty Allen is 90. Sir Roger Bannister, the runner who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 83. Movie director Mark Rydell is 78. Motorsports Hall of Famer Craig Breedlove is 75. Singer-producer Ric Ocasek is 63. Actress Amanda Plummer is 55. Actress Catherine Keener is 53. Actress Hope Davis is 48. Comedian John Pinette is 48. Actor Richard Grieco is 47. Country musician Kevin Grifn (Yankee Grey) is 47. Actress Marin Hinkle is 46. Rock singer-musician Damon Albarn (Blur) is 44. Actresssinger Melissa Errico is 42. Rock musician John Humphrey (The Nixons) is 42. Actress Michelle Monaghan is 36. Actress Nicholle Tom is 34. Country singer Paul Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 34.
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Friday March 23, 2012

Mavericks surf contest unlikely this year

Organizers still plan festival at the end of the month

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A driver went into Luckys with open cans of beer, bought more beer and was seen urinating on the 1200 block of El Camino Real in San Bruno before 1:29 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

Organizers of the big-wave surng contest at Mavericks say its not likely that the right weather conditions will materialize in time to hold the competition this year. The window to hold the world-famous Mavericks Invitational is set to close on March 31. Although we are hopeful, it does not look like the swell we need for the contest will show before the window closes, big-wave

surfer and contest organizer Jeff Clark said in a statement. Competition spokeswoman Jessica Banks said that forecasters have not predicted any signicant change in offshore conditions that would create prime big-wave swells in the next 10 days. This will be the second consecutive season that the contest was not held due to lack of waves. Organizers are now turning their attention to hosting the Mavericks Invitational Festival,

which is scheduled for March 31 on the grounds of the Oceano Hotel and Spa at 270 Capistrano Road in Princeton-by-the-Sea. The festival will feature many of the 24 elite surfers who were invited to participate in the contest, as well as the inaugural Mavericks Awards, which aims to honor notable achievements in big-wave surfing over the past year. More information about the festival is available online at

Stolen vehicle. A newly purchased BMW was stolen from the 3500 block of Susan Drive before 7:17 a.m. Monday, March 19. Petty theft. Both tail lights were taken off a vehicle on the 900 block of Hensley Avenue before 6 a.m. Monday, March 19. Drunk driver. A driver was reportedly under the inuence at the intersection of El Camino Real and Santa Maria Avenue before 4:11 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Stolen vehicle. A vehicle was stolen on the 1200 block of Herman Street before 6:11 a.m. Sunday, March 18. Fraud. A Yellow Allied cab driver received counterfeit money from a man on the 300 block of San Bruno Avenue before 2:58 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Hit and run. An unknown vehicle struck a truck on the 100 block of Linden Avenue before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

Arson suspect charged with attempted murder

By Michelle Durand

A Daly City woman accused of torching her fathers home and a rear rental unit before attacking a responding police ofcer with an umbrella will receive a mental evaluation after refusing to come to court on charges including premeditated, attempted murder. Min Kyung Bang, 32, is also charged with two counts of arson, three counts of battery on a peace ofcer and one count of battery on a vehicle operator. Bang was due to enter a plea

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Thursday afternoon but refused to leave the jail. The case was certied to Superior Court but criminal proceedings were put on hold until two courtappointed doctors can determine if shes competent to aid in her own defense, said Chief District Attorney Karen

Guidotti. A judge will name those doctors on March 28.

Bang lives with her father in Daly City and, on Feb. 21, prosecutors say she set re to the residence along with another unit. The arson was captured on a surveillance tape, according to the District Attorneys Ofce. When Daly City police ofcers arrived at the scene approximately 20 minutes later, Bang allegedly struck one with an umbrella and kicked and punched at the others. Police reported Bang was rambling and incoherent. She has no prior criminal record in San Mateo County and remains in custody without bail. Ramirez told reporters he tried to stay out of trouble before his May 22 arrest. There was a point where I thought this kind of stuff only happens in movies... it felt like a giant conspiracy, said Ramirez, referring to the bits of evidence police gathered.


Grand theft. A duffel bag containing a GPS unit, camera and sunglasses along with other items all valued collectively at an estimated $975 was stolen on the first block of Miramontes Point Road before 11:41 a.m. Tuesday, March 20. Battery, public intoxication. A drunken teenage man struck two teenage women with a closed st causing visible injury and was arrested on the 500 block of Kelly before 12:46 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

Man wrongly accused in Giants fan beating speaks

LOS ANGELE A man who was wrongly arrested in the near-death beating of a Giants fan outside of Dodger Stadium said Thursday

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Friday March 23, 2012



Lawmakers vote to overturn Citizens United

By Hannah Dreier

SACRAMENTO California lawmakers waded into the ongoing battle over corporate money in politics Thursday with a resolution that supports overturning the U.S. Supreme Courts decision in the Citizens United case, which has led to a flood of money from deep-pocketed donors in this years presidential race. People are tired of getting beat up by a few corporations that sometimes have a fringe point of view, said Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, who introduced the resolution with Assemblymen Michael Allen, D- Santa Rosa. The Assembly passed the resolution on a 48-22 vote. It rejects the notion of corporate personhood and calls on Congress to pursue a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the 2010 decision saying corporations can spend unlimited sums to influence elections. Democrats said the resolution is an important first step toward overturning the ruling that granted personhood rights to corporations, which they say has made it harder for

What is a corporation? Its an assembly of people....And doesnt the rst amendment say that we have a right to lawfully assembly and seek redress from out government for our grievances?
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly,R-Twin Peaks

ordinary citizens to have a voice in the political process. The New Mexico and Hawaii legislatures have passed similar resolutions with the support of the groups Public Citizen and Common Cause. Several Republican lawmakers spoke against the resolution, saying corporations have a right to influence elections because they are subject to government regulations. They echoed the Supreme Courts ruling that political contributions are a form of speech. What is a corporation? Its an assembly of people, said Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks. And doesnt the first amendment say that we have a right to lawfully assembly and seek redress from out government for our grievances? Republicans also argued that the state has no business weighing in on the federal issue.

Rather than criticize a Supreme Court decision over which we have no control, I think we ought to concentrate on what we can do as a Legislature, said Chris Norby, R-Fullerton. Democrats acknowledged that a constitutional amendment process would take years, but emphasized the importance of joining with other states to demand a limit on corporate spending. I see the resolution as the beginning of a long and arduous process, Allen said. The discussion has to start somewhere. The Citizens United decision has rewritten the rules of campaign donations for individuals as well as corporations. An Associated Press review found that more than half of the $60 million collected so far by independently run political action committees supporting presidential candidates, the so-called super PACs, came from 24

wealthy Americans. Opponents of the ruling are pursuing a ballot initiative that would reject the notion of corporate personhood in California. Proponents of the Corporations Are Not People Act could not be reached for comment. In the northern California town of Arcata, residents are gathering signatures for a symbolic Corps Aint Peeps initiative. Another measure, which has already been approved for the November ballot, would prohibit corporations and unions from donating to state and local campaigns. The Stop Special Interest Money Now initiative bills itself as a campaign finance reform measure, but critics say it actually aims to hobble organized labor. The initiative would stop unions from deducting money from members paychecks for political activity. The Assembly resolution has been passed to the Senate, where it is expected to be heard in the coming weeks. Allen and Wieckowski, along with Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, also have introduced a resolution that would formally apply to Congress for a constitutional convention to address the issue of corporate personhood.

GOP decries Legislature passing shell bills

By Don Thompson

SACRAMENTO Republican state lawmakers stood in united but futile opposition Thursday to the practice of approving empty bills that contain no real legislation but will be amended later to include budget legislation. Democrats, who control both houses, each approved several so-called shell bills the Senate 40 of them, and the Assembly 38. The bills contain no actual budget details but will be amended later to include specic language needed to enact the budget for the scal year that begins July 1. Passing the bills now makes it quicker and easier to approve a state spending plan before the constitutional deadline in June. Republicans in both chambers lined up to oppose the practice, which senators said dates

to 2004. The Assembly said the practice goes back even longer, at least to 1993. Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Willows, said the blank bills let Democrats pass the nal series of budget in the dark of night, giving lawmakers little if any time to review the legislation. He decried the irony of the Legislature passing a proclamation supporting Sunshine Week, which supports making government records and proceedings more readily available to the public, at the same time it approves 40 blank pieces of paper. Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, who chairs the Assembly budget committee, said the procedure is efficient and does not prevent lawmakers from weighing in on budget bills when they are taken up later. The Democrat from Sherman Oaks dismissed concerns over what he characterized as a

minor procedural matter. The debate came the same week that the Center for Public Integrity released a study giving California a C- for transparency in its budget process. Im concerned that my constituents will not have a chance to weigh in once we get these bills back from the Senate, said Assemblywoman Linda Halderman, RFresno. Assemblyman Don Wagner, R-Irvine, called the process a travesty. If we pass this bill, were showing up for our jobs but were not doing them, he said. Other Republican lawmakers said they have been entirely cut out of budget negotiations after voters approved Proposition 25 in 2010. The initiative lets Democrats pass the states annual budget with a simple majority, instead of the two-thirds vote that had been required.

Tax increases still require two-thirds votes in both houses of the Legislature. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said the blank bills will receive public committee hearings once they are amended to include budget language. Senate budget committees are holding 42 public hearings on Gov. Jerry Browns proposed spending plan, while the Assembly plans about 60 hearings. He mocked Republicans for criticizing a process in which they once participated, paraphrasing Captain Renault in the 1942 classic movie Casablanca: Im shocked, Im shocked, theres gambling in these parts! Steinberg and the Senates budget chairman, Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, said Republicans have cut themselves out of meaningful budget debate by signing pledges against raising taxes.

Annie Mae Hansen
Annie Mae Hansen, age 95, died peacefully of natural causes Thursday, March 15, 2012, in her home in San Bruno. She was in excellent health until very recently. Annie was born in Union County, S.C. on Nov. 12, 1916. She was the last of seven children of Oppie and Jonas Fowler and was the only girl. She was raised on a cotton farm sharing the chores with her older brothers. In 1938, Annie took the train to San Diego to live with her brother, John Tip. There, she met her husband, Merwin (Swede) Hansen though her brother who was serving on the same submarine as Swede. They were married June 1,1941. Her two sons, Jerry and Vince, were born in 1946 and 1953 on opposite sides of the United States as Annie moved from Navy base to Navy base in her role as a Navy wife. Annie was a loving and wonderful mom to her sons. After they grew up, she worked as a successful real estate agent and saw her family expand to seven grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Annie will be remembered as a loving mom and grandmother, as dedicated crossword expert, an avid reader, a longdistance swimmer, until she was 92, and a great neighbor. Friends are invited to celebrate her life 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Chapel of the Highlands in Millbrae, El Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive. As a public service, the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 250 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the familys choosing. To submit obituaries, email information along with a jpeg photo to Free obituaries are edited for style, clarity, length and grammar. If you would like to have an obituary printed more than once, longer than 250 words or without editing, please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at



Friday March 23, 2012

Unemployment aid hits four-year low

By Christopher S. Rugaber

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Supervisors hold foreclosure fair
Homeowners and tenants affected by the foreclosure crisis can learn about programs and resources at a foreclosure resource fair at the end the month. The free fair, sponsored by Supervisor Carole Grooms ofce, will include Housing & Urban Development-certied housing counselors and California Finance Housing Agency staff who can explain new mortgage assistance programs, including the attorney generals robo-signing settlement and the Keep Your Home California program. Housing attorneys will explain the foreclosure process, loan modications and the rights of tenants living in foreclosed-on properties. Additional topics that will be discussed include mortgage reinstatement and principal reduction programs, tax issues related to foreclosure and avoiding foreclosure rescue scams. Sadly, the lives of too many families in San Mateo County continue to be disrupted by the ongoing foreclosure crisis. Hopefully the programs and resources being discussed at this fair will help some of them gain much needed stability, said Groom in a prepared statement. The fair is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31 at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 1300 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. For more information call 510-271-8443 or email

WASHINGTON The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell to a fouryear low last week, bolstering the view that the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000. Thats the lowest level since March 2008, just months into the Great Recession. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, dipped to 355,000, matching a four-year low. Applications have steadily declined since last fall. The drop has coincided with the best three months of hiring in two years. From December through February, employers added an average of 245,000 jobs per month. Thats pushed down the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. The report suggests that employers added a similar level of jobs this month. This weeks gures cover the same week that the Labor Department surveys companies about hiring in March. Applications are slightly lower this week than in Februarys survey week, which points to more job growth. U.S. employment growth looks to have continued in March at a respectable pace, Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets. Separately, a measure of future U.S. economic activity rose for the fifth straight month. The Conference Board said that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.7 percent in February, after a 0.2 percent rise the previous month. The index is designed to anticipate economic conditions in the next three to six months. Most of its components have already been published.


Employment program representative Mark Robbins,left,explains unemployment insurance payments to a client at the Employment Development Department of California service ofce in San Francisco.
Companies are hiring more because the economy is picking up. The economy grew at an annual rate of 3 percent in the nal three months of last year. That was better than the 1.8 percent rate in the previous quarter. Most economists expect growth will slow in the current quarter to below 2.5 percent, despite the pickup in hiring. Consumers may be spending less because of rising gas prices and small pay increases. And slowing growth in China and a likely recession in Europe could drag on exports. Still, growth should pick up later this year as rising job creation gives consumers more spending power. Lee forecasts growth will accelerate to 2.9 percent in the nal three months of this year, from 2.2 percent in the current quarter. If someones been out of work for a long time, and gets a job, they may not go out and spend all they earn, she said. Theres a lag, as they pay off debts and rebuild savings. Many companies are gaining condence that the economy is improving., a website dedicated to family histories, plans to add 150 new staff this year, on top of an existing work force of about 1,000.

Disguised man robs Citibank at gunpoint

Police in Belmont are searching for an armed man who robbed a bank wearing a esh-colored mask Thursday morning. The suspect walked up to a teller at the Citibank at 1888 Ralston Ave. and presented a note demanding money at about 9:25 a.m., according to the Belmont Police Department. He was armed with a handgun, police said. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the robber ed on foot. No one was injured in the robbery. The suspect was described as a middle-aged man wearing a dark jacket and hat, police said. FBI agents are assisting Belmont police with the investigation. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Belmont police at (650) 5957400.

NASA releases new moon pics requested by students


PASADENA A NASA spacecraft in orbit around the moon has sent back ve dozen new images of the lunar surface including a view of the far side with Earth in the distance. Dont thank scientists for it. Fourth-graders

from Emily Dickinson Elementary School in Bozeman, Mont., directed the spacecraft to snap pictures as part of a project headed by Sally Ride, the rst American woman in space. The images were returned earlier this week. Twin NASA probes entered lunar orbit over

the New Years weekend on a mission to study the gravity eld. During non-critical parts of the mission, select students get to choose camera targets. The Montana students got rst dibs for winning a NASA-sponsored contest that renamed the craft Ebb and Flow.

Friday March 23, 2012

By Tom Murphy


Insurers prepping for overhaul

The nations big insurers are spending millions to carry out President Barack Obamas health care overhaul even though theres a chance the wide-reaching law wont survive Supreme Court scrutiny. Its not that health insurers want to bet big that the court will uphold the Affordable Care Act. Its that they cant afford not to. It will take at least several months and lots of resources for insurers to prepare to implement key elements of the law, which includes a controversial requirement that most Americans have health insurance by 2014. WellPoint Inc., the nations second-largest health insurer with 34 million members, has said it will spend $100 million this year on technology upgrades to meet the laws requirements. Aetna Inc., third-largest U.S. health insurer

Waiting is too big a business risk for any insurer.

Kirk Roy,vice president of national health reform


Tourists take pictures of the cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington,D.C.

Science and care preserve D.C.s original cherry trees

By Brett Zongker

WASHINGTON The pink and white cherry blossoms that color the nations capital and draw a million visitors each spring began with trees that have survived for a century. It was 100 years ago this month when rst lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the bank of Washingtons Tidal Basin. They were the rst of 3,000 planted as part of a gift from the city of Tokyo as a symbol of friendship. The original pair still stands, though gnarled and showing their age, along with about 100 of the original trees transported from Japan. Arborists and horticulturists work-

ing for the National Park Service have taken special care of the original cherry trees, pruning and watering them to keep them alive as long as possible, said spokesman Bill Line. Cherry trees typically live about 60 years in high trafc areas where soil and roots become compacted beneath visitors feet. None of us were around then and obviously the people who planted the trees then are no longer with us now, Line said. So the trees are the living links to the beginning of a tradition, he said, that literally timeless connection that we have. Most of the trees reached their peak bloom of the season this week. Still, the National Cherry Blossom Festival runs through April 27 with dozens of events and exhibits planned across Washington.

with more than 18 million members, says it expects to spend $50 million this year in part to upgrade software and computers. Even smaller insurers like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a private company with 4 million members, are spending big. This year, the company, which employs 7,000 people, plans to add about 100 employees and spend nearly $20 million. The law calls for big changes in the number of people receiving coverage, what must be covered and who pays for it, so insurers that dont prepare until after the courts ruling, expected in late June, will

run short on time, said Kirk Roy, vice president of national health reform with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Waiting is too big a business risk for any insurer, said Roy, who was promoted to his current job shortly after the overhaul became law in 2010. The Supreme Court will hear arguments over the law for three days starting Monday. Among other options, the justices could uphold the law, strike it down completely or get rid of some provisions. Insurers will be paying particular attention to arguments over two key provisions. One is the so-called individual mandate that requires most people to carry health insurance by 2014 or pay penalties. Of equally high interest is the requirement that insurers cover everyone who applies even if they have a pre-existing condition, like diabetes, which can produce high medical costs.

Obama defends handling of Keystone pipeline

By Ken Thomas

CUSHING, Okla. President Barack Obama rmly defended his record on oil drilling Thursday, ordering the government to fast-track an Oklahoma pipeline while accusing Congress of playing politics with a larger Canada-to-Gulf Coast project. Deep in Republican oil country, Obama said lawmakers refused to give his administration enough time review the controversial 1,170-mile Keystone XL pipeline in order to ensure that it wouldnt compromise

the health and safety of people living in surrounding areas. Unfortunately, Congress decided they wanted their own timeline, Obama said. Barack Obama Not the company, not the experts, but members of Congress who decided this might be a fun political issue decided to try to intervene and make it impossible for us to make an informed decision. Facing fresh criticism from

Republicans who blame him for gas prices near $4 a gallon, Obama announced Thursday that he was directing federal agencies to expedite the southern segment of the Keystone line. The 485-mile line will run from Cushing, Okla., to reneries on Texas Gulf Coast, removing a critical bottleneck in the countrys oil transportation system. The directive would also apply to other pipelines that alleviate choke points. Anyone who says that were somehow suppressing domestic oil production isnt paying attention, Obama said, speaking at the site of the new Oklahoma project.



Friday March 23, 2012

Panel approves contentious GOP budget plan

By Andrew Taylor

WASHINGTON The top Republican in the House predicted a decit-slashing GOP budget plan is on track to pass next week despite clearing the Budget Committee by a razor-thin margin. I am condent that we will have the votes, said House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. But theres lingering resentment among tea party lawmakers that the bold but contentious blueprint doesnt go far enough, even though it calls for cutting $5.3 trillion from President Barack Obamas budget over the coming decade, including sweeping cuts to federal health care programs and social programs aimed at the poor. While the measure calls for swiftly bringing the decit under control, promising to cut it from $1.2 trillion this year to $304 billion by 2015, it fails to project a balanced budget for decades. Two Republicans, Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, opposed the measure in a 19-18 vote in the Budget panel. The GOP plan is nonbinding but

calls for repealing Obamas health care law, while transforming Medicare into a system in which the government subsidizes purchases of health insurance on the private market instead of directly paying medical bills. The Medicare proposal wont be the subject of follow-up legislation under the arcane budget process on Capitol Hill. Nor do Republicans plan to pass a detailed proposal to overhaul the nations complicated, loophole-ridden tax code this year. But other elements of the measure are likely to advance this spring at least in the GOP-dominated House as parts of a 10-year, $261 billion package of cuts to replace deep, across-the-board spending cuts set to hit the Pentagon and domestic agencies in January. Those cuts were required under last years budget pact because of the failure of the decit supercommittee last fall. This springs substitute cuts are likely to target, among other programs, food stamps, federal employee pensions, farm subsidies and a proposal to require higherincome Medicare beneciaries to pay higher premiums.


Speaker of the House John Boehner,center,unveils the JOBS Act outside Capitol Hill in Washington,D.C.

Medicare rationing? An election-year House vote

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Around the state

Birthers sue state over candidate eligibility
SACRAMENTO People who believe President Barack Obama was born in Africa have led a lawsuit demanding Californias secretary of state verify the eligibility of presidential candidates before allowing them on the November ballot. Minor party politicians and voters aligned with the so-called birthers movement led the suit in Sacramento that also raises questions about Mitt Romneys eligibility to run for president. Attorney Gary Kreep said that stems from Romneys parents living in Mexico for many years. The suit was led by Republican primary write-in candidate John Albert Dummett Jr., Markham Robinson of the American Independent Party of California and others.

WASHINGTON House Republicans resurrected the specter of Medicare rationing Thursday in an election-year vote to repeal cost controls in President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. In the GOP crosshairs is a board that has yet to be named but would be empowered to force cuts to drug companies, insurers and other service providers if Medicare spending balloons. A Republican plan announced this week, laying down a dividing line between the parties, also would limit Medicare cost increases, but it would rely on competition among private insurance plans. GOP lawmakers are hoping their symbolic 223-181 vote on Thursday to repeal the Independent Payment

Its not necessarily a death panel,but it is a rationing panel and rationing does lead to scarcity for some....Whos going to get the needed treatment, an 85-year-old or the 40-year-old with children?
Rep.Jack Kingston,R-Ga.

Advisory Board will help persuade seniors that Republicans, not Democrats, are the best stewards of Medicare. The bill is likely to hit a dead end in the Senate. House Republicans all but guaranteed that when they paired the board repeal with caps on medical malpractice awards, which most Democrats oppose. The White House has issued a veto threat. If it all sounds like a debate among Washington insiders, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., says he will have no

trouble explaining to constituents why he voted to repeal the cost-cutting board. Do you remember death panels? said Kingston, referring to the debunked accusation by former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin that Obamas health care law would allow the government to withhold life-saving care from the elderly. Its not necessarily a death panel, but it is a rationing panel and rationing does lead to scarcity for some, he added. Whos going to get

the needed treatment, an 85-year-old or the 40-year-old with children? The health care law explicitly bars the board from rationing care, shifting costs to Medicare recipients or cutting their benets. But critics say squeezing service providers will stie medical innovation, achieving a similar result. Many House Democrats also oppose the board dubbed IPAB for its initials but for different reasons. They feel it diminishes the role of Congress. But Republicans made it difcult to attract Democratic votes for repeal by adding other politically charged provisions to their bill. Republicans dont want to see IPAB repealed now because they want to run against it, said Scott Gottlieb, a former senior FDA ofcial in the George W. Bush administration.

Friday March 23, 2012



French standoff ends with suspect shot in head

By Sarah DiLoreenzo and Johanna Decorse


A relative of seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego mourns during a joint funeral in Jerusalem for the victims of Mondays shooting in Toulouse,France.

TOULOUSE, France Inspired by radical Islam and trained in Afghanistan, the gunman methodically killed French schoolchildren, a rabbi and paratroopers and faced down hundreds of police for 32 hours. Then he leapt out a window as he rained down gunre and was fatally shot in the head. France will not be the same after Mohamed Merah, whose deeds and death Thursday could change how authorities track terrorists, determine whether French Muslims face new stigmas and even influence who becomes the next French president. The top priority for investigators now is determining whether Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, was the kind of lone-wolf terrorist that intelligence agencies nd particularly hard to trace, or part of a network of homegrown militants operating quietly in French housing projects, unbeknownst to police. Either way, French authorities are facing difficult questions after acknowledging that Merah, a 23year-old Frenchman of Algerian descent, had been under surveil-

lance for years and that his travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan were known to French intelligence yet he wasnt stopped before he started his Mohamed killing spree on Merah March 11. Merah had been on a U.S. no-y list since 2010. One can ask the question whether there was a failure or not, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Europe 1 radio. We need to bring some clarity to this. Three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers died in Frances worst Islamist terrorist violence since a wave of attacks in the 1990s by Algerian extremists. Merah lmed all three attacks, Prosecutor Francois Molins said Thursday, and claimed to have posted them online. You killed my brother; I kill you, he said in the video of the rst attack, in which one French paratrooper died, Molins said. Allah Akbar, (God is Great), he declared during the second, when two more soldiers were killed.

Soldiers loot Mali presidential palace after ousting leader

By Baba Ahmed and Martin Vogl

More bodies found in cruise wreck

By Paolo Santalucia

BAMAKO, Mali Drunk soldiers looted Malis presidential palace hours after they declared a coup on Thursday, suspending the constitution and dissolving the institutions of one of the few established democracies in this troubled corner of Africa. The whereabouts of the countrys 63-year-old president Amadou Toumani Toure, who was just one month away from stepping down after a decade in office, could not be confirmed. The soldier heading the group of putschists said on state television

late Thursday that Toure is doing well and is safe. Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo refused to say where the ousted leader is being kept, and did not make clear if they are holding him. The scene in this normally serene capital was unsettling to those proud of Malis history as one of the few mature democracies in the region. Soldiers smelling of alcohol ripped flat-screen TVs, computer monitors, printers and photocopiers out of the presidential palace, carting them off in plain sight. Others in pickup trucks zoomed across the broad avenues, holding beer bottles in one hand and firing automatic weapons with the other.

GIGLIO, Italy Search crews found ve more bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which struck a reef off an Italian island in January, officials said Thursday. The discovery raises to 30 the number of bodies found. Two people remain missing and are presumed dead. The latest bodies were all found in spaces between the hull and the seabed off the Tuscan island of Giglio, according to the Italian Civil Protection agency, which is coordinating search operations. Since the Jan. 13 capsizing, the Concordia has been lying on its side, half submerged in water near Giglios port.

No details were given about the victims. Earlier, Franco Gabrielli, the ofcial coordinating the search and salvage efforts, told reporters on the island that bodies were spotted when divers were working to set up a robotic device to search otherwise inaccessible parts of the wreck. The bodies were seen in the spaces between the hull and the seabed, Gabrielli said. He added that it would take several days of work for the bodies to be removed. All of the other bodies before Thursday had been found inside the ship, except for three found in the sea near the ship in the rst hours after the Concordia capsized. The ship hit a rocky reef, took on water and turned over just outside the port of the tiny island of Giglio

off Tuscany. Divers and searchers have been combing the half-submerged ship, from passenger cabins to elevators to the decks where many of the 4,200 passengers and crew gathered during the delayed and frantic evacuation. Many jumped into the sea when lifeboats were unable to be launched because of the ships tilt. Even before the latest bodies were found, eight removed in recent weeks were awaiting ofcial identication. Weeks in the water badly decomposed the remains, and forensic authorities have used DNA sampling to try to identify them. A crew member from India and several passengers, including an elderly U.S. couple and others from Italy and Germany, are among those listed as missing or unidentied.



Friday March 23, 2012

Excuse for secrecy?

The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise

Lets move on
Other voices
cities and counties also uncovered improperly inated amounts. Besides, agencies have to prepare agendas and supporting materials for meetings anyway. Posting copies publicly particularly for electronic documents in an online age is not a drain on nances. But legislators should also sever any connection between the state budget and local meeting rules. The states legislative analyst last year suggested that the Legislature could use Prop. 59 to eliminate the state cost. That 2004 measure wrote the right of access to government information into the state constitution and voter-approved requirements are not eligible for reimbursement. Browns tax hike initiative also includes language disqualifying the open meeting requirements from state repayment though depending on the uncertain passage of a tax measure is hardly an ideal approach. A proposed constitutional amendment offering a similar clarication also stalled last year in the Assembly. Whatever the method, however, the state needs to untangle the open meeting law from the states yearly scal crises. Government transparency is too crucial to be left to the whims of legislative budget writers. arren Slocum made waves when he entered the District Four supervisor race earlier this month increasing the eld to eight candidates vying for the termed-out seat of Rose JacobsGibson. The former chief elections ofcer and assessor-county clerkrecorder also caused quite a stir when the text he wrote in his ballot statement seemed to indicate he currently held the job he had for nearly 25 years. He also wrote the word (ret) at the end of his title, even though election rules prohibit such a designation. Several interested parties immediately called him out on it and, after several days of emails, meetings and hearings involving a judge, current elections ofcer Mark Church, county counsel and whoever else was interested, the ballot designation has been modied to read that he is the former San Mateo County clerk, which adheres to the rule that titles be less than three words (San Mateo County counting as one word). One ironic part of the situation is that Slocums position he held until 2010 is one of the longest titles around, and condensing it is a challenge. Another ironic part of the situation is that Slocum held the position that directly oversees such ballot designations. Should he have known better? Probably. Is the error embarrassing? Sure. Is it indicative of incompetency? Not really. And is it that big of a deal? No. Granted, Slocum should have known better but said he assumed his title would be considered one word since San Mateo County is considered one word and there is no other way to state the title in its entirety. But when it comes to campaign issues, this one ranks fairly low. There are ballot statement challenges all the time. A recent challenge was over whether a candidate should have used school trustee, school boardmember or school board member on his ballot statement. After it was resolved, nary a peep. One of the people who took issue with Slocums situation was Brielle Johnck, the wife of former Menlo Park mayor Steve Schmidt. Both Johnck and Schmidt are supporting East Palo Alto Mayor Carlos Romero for the District Four supervisor seat. Pointing out the error could be seen as politically motivated, but such watchdog activity is warranted, and indeed should be encouraged. Its one way of getting everyone on the same playing eld. Johnck said she is less than satised with the nal result since she believes Slocum shouldnt be using his former title at all in the ballot statement, but she wont be challenging it further since it would likely take a lawsuit to change it. And thats probably ne. Now that the situation has run its course, perhaps there could be room to talk about some of the more important issues facing the county the ongoing structural decit and its impact on services, for one. Contending with the advent of heath care reform, leadership when it comes to government streamlining and consolidation, jail overcrowding and pension reform are others. As a former elected ofcial seeking another elected position, Slocum could collect a pension and a paycheck. Is that a concern? Is spending more than two decades in county government a liability or a benet? In an election season, sometimes the otsam and jetsam of a campaign gets in the way. Did someone ll out their campaign form correctly? Did someones signs go missing? Was a quote taken out of context in a campaign ier? Meaningless, if you really think about it. Spending too much time on detritus takes away from the more important issues. So lets move on.
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ublic access to government should not be a casualty of the states budget mismanagement. Local agencies should continue to follow Californias open meeting law, regardless of whether the state reimburses them for the cost. And legislators should clarify the law, to ensure that future budget crises do not imperil a basic goodgovernment practice. By law, the state has to reimburse local governments for certain state-required activities, known as mandates. Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to save $828 million next scal year by scrapping or suspending a series of mandates. On that list, however, are some provisions of the states open meeting law, such as the requirements that local governments prepare and post agendas in advance of meetings, and disclose any actions taken in closed session. Suspending the mandates could make those duties optional. But lifting transparency requirements is a poor approach to economizing. The open meeting law helps ensure that the public knows what its elected representatives are

doing, and forces government to act in full public view. Such scrutiny can deter misconduct and special-interest dealings, and is a cornerstone of efforts to hold government accountable. Discarding requirements to give the public advance notice of the issues meetings will address, for example, invites ofcial mischief. But regardless of what the state budget does, cities, counties, school districts and other local agencies should continue with the open meeting mandates. The absence of state reimbursement is not grounds to junk goodgovernment practice. Nor is the cost of the open meeting mandate onerous. The reported annual statewide expense for complying with the law is more than $20 million. But state audits, such as one of Santa Clara County last year, suggest that gure is highly suspect: The state controller found that of the $5.6 million in open meeting costs that Santa Clara County claimed from 2005 to 2010, only about $826,000 was valid. A dozen earlier audits of

Letters to the editor

Irans threat
Editor, Thank you for printing the op-ed piece by Yousef Moradzadeh regarding Irans nuclear threat. Too many people choose to ignore this threat in the the hope that it will just go away. It wont. As the op-ed pointed out, Iran makes no secret of its support for the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas. We also know that Irans terror reaches beyond the Middle East. It is a dangerous regime now and with nuclear weapons it will be even more difcult to reason with her leaders. The real issue is not whether we need to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power, but how to do it. Military action even if successful is probably only a short-term gain and their are great risks. Sanctions have not worked yet but could be effective now that it will be more difcult for Iran to sell its oil. However, sanctions without the military threat are useless. Trusting the Iranians when they deny that they are seeking nuclear weapons is delusional and dangerous. Doing nothing and hoping for the best is a recipe for disaster. If we need to attack Iran, it is better to do it before it has those weapons than afterward. of the Daily Journal, her idea of spending money on ourselves instead of another war is a good one. But, in an unneeded conrmation of Irans evil intent, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbhar Salehi announced on Danish TV that if Israel decides to conduct a military strike on nuclear sites in Iran, it will be the end of the Jewish state. Nothing like saying whats on your mind. Iranians have been talking about destroying Israel for a long time, and their acquisition of a nuclear weapon could be a game-changer. Salehis comment is reminiscent of what Woody Allen said in his commencement speech to the graduates of Columbia University some decades back: Like no other time in history, man is at a crossroads. The one path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Lets us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. If anyone thought that Israel did not have to attack Iran, Salehis words should dispel all doubt. As far as the United States being dragged into another war goes, the United States has been dragged into many wars, and this is not likely to be the last one. If Saudi Arabia becomes a victim of Iran, as the Saudis believe, we will either have to stop importing oil from the Middle East or defend the worlds energy supplies. Woody Allen may have been right but Id prefer to see the Iranian regime end before I make up my mind.

What is all this fuss about Iran?

Editor, Gosh, what is all this fuss about Iran. Of course, they are only developing nuclear energy for medical purposes. Why, I bet they are just kidding when they say they will annihilate Israel. They probably want to help that countrys citizens with treatment for thyroid or cancer conditions. I just dont know why we have to be so judgmental of their Mullah leaders.

Scott Abramson San Mateo

Eliminate foolish school activities

Editor, Regarding the story, Battle at Dawn in the March 21 edition of the Daily Journal, make believe makes no sense in the realities of war. To act out the exposures of war endangers the mind and may lead into wrong-headed thinking that are characteristics of military hierarchy and evil politicians. Educational institutions should conform to traditional academics and eliminate foolish activities like war games that have no signicance in life or real war.

Gil Stein Aptos

Wise Woody Allen

Editor, In refence to Patricia Grays letter to the editor, War Hawks, in the March 15 edition

Desmond Tuck San Mateo

Ian Scotty Paterson San Mateo The letter writer is a U.S. Army Korean War veteran-Combat Infantry Rieman
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Friday, March 23, 2012

<< Syracuse holds off Wisconsin, page 13 Woods three shots off the pace at Bay Hill, page 14

Tuionetoa tearing it up
By Julio Lara

For three seasons, former Menlo-Atherton tennis player Marietta Tuionetoa dominated the Peninsula Athletic League scene, leading the Bears to a fair share of team success. Now, a year removed from graduation, Tuionetoa is making waves as a freshman some 2,700 miles from her high school alma mater. Tuionetoa plays tennis for the Seasiders of Brigham Young University-Hawaii. And in her rst season, shes playing a huge role on a young roster of players. As part of the No. 2 doubles team, Tuionetoa is ranked No. 2 in the West Region of the NCAA Division II. She partners with Jia Yuan, a senior, and together they are currently unde-

feated for the season. In singles, Tuionetoa is ranked 19th in the West Region. She volleys very well and she moves well, she anticipates well, said BYU head coach Dave Porter in reference to Tuionetoa. Some players have doubles skills, but they dont understand how to actually play doubles and she actually came in knowing how to play doubles and were trying to rene some of those skills. Shes doing very well. For a rst-semester freshman, shes just doing fantastic. A handful of weeks into the PacWest schedule Tuionetoa has made the leagues honor roll a pair of times for her efforts. She rst appeared on the PacWests radar after she helped BYU-Hawaii to 6-3 win against Hawaii Pacic University. Tuionetoa recorded a 2-0 mark for the week that featured a win at fth singles and a victory at

second doubles. Her success as a doubles partner has come in part because of her chemistry with Yuan, an experienced player whos almost never been ranked outside the top four or ve in the nation in No. 1 doubles. She (Yuan) sets the points up which allows Marietta to be receiving a ball coming back that is attackable, or we refer to it as poachable, Porter said. Its the kind of a ball you hope that your players will attack and take and Marietta does a very good job of that. The tandem has been an already potent BYU team that much better. Currently, the Seasiders sit atop the PacWest with an overall record of 14-0. Tuionetoa and her partner are a huge part of that success.


A former Menlo-Atherton standout,Marietta Tuionetoa has become a major force for the See TUIONETOA, Page 14 BYU-Hawaii team this season.

Louisville beats No. 1 Spartans

By John Marshall


Alex Zha,part of Aragons No.1 doubles team along with Thomas Pauly,lunges for a return the Dons5-2 win over Burlingame Thursday.

Aragon notches big win

By Nathan Mollat

Despite still having half the Peninsula Athletic League schedule left to play, this was a make-or-break week for the Aragon boys tennis team. Going up against two of the toughest teams in the PAL front-running Menlo-Atherton Tuesday and Burlingame Thursday the

Dons needed to avoid a sweep if they hope to make a run at a home match in the PAL tournament. After getting steamrolled by M-A Tuesday, Aragon traveled to Burlingame to take on a Panthers squad that was also hungry to stay in the race for a tournament spot. After splitting the rst four matches off the court, Aragon took the nal three to post a 52 win and pull into a third-place tie with

Burlingame. Both are a game back of secondplace Carlmont and everyone trails undefeated M-A. Its a big win, said Aragon coach Dave Owdom. We havent beaten Burlingame in a few years. After Burlingame won the PAL opener against Aragon, its clear there is not much

PHOENIX Gorgui Dieng swatted away the West Regions top seed to send Rick Pitino into another regional nal. Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Dieng anchored Louisvilles stiing defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top-seeded Michigan State 57-44 Thursday night in the West Regional seminals. Louisville (29-9) smothered the NCAA tournaments best-shooting team with its matchup zone, getting good pressure from its guards up top and some big swats by Dieng, one of the nations top shot-blockers. The Cardinals relied on 3-point shooting in the rst half and went inside the second to befuddle the Spartans, earning a trip to the West nal against Marquette or Florida on Saturday. Michigan State (29-8) started slow and never got going against Louisvilles amoebic defense, shooting 28 percent while being outscored 20-14 inside by the leaner Cardinals. Dieng finished with five points, seven rebounds and had three steals. Peyton Siva overcame a rough shooting night four points on 2-of-9 shooting with nine assists. Draymond Green had 13 points and 16 rebounds in his nal game for Michigan State and Brandon Wood added 14 points. This sweet matchup of top programs featured two of college basketballs best shortpreparation coaches. Pitino has used his speed-the-opponent-up system to reach the Final Four ve times, becoming the rst coach to lead three different schools to the national seminals. Once past the NCAA tournaments rst week, hes had a knack for guiding his team farther along the bracket, advancing to the regional nal all 10 times hes gotten a team to the seminals. Tom Izzo has been in 17 years at Michigan

See ARAGON, Page 14

See NCAA, Page 13

Luck relishes spotlight at Stanford pro day

By Antonio Gonzalez

STANFORD Andrew Luck smiled, joked with teammates and looked more comfortable than anybody on a jam-packed Stanford practice eld for the schools pro day. Leave it to everyone else to stress about their draft position.

Andrew Luck

Projected to go No. 1 overall to the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL draft, Luck relished the Stanford spotlight for a change Thursday as one of a dozen former Cardinal players who tried to impress more than 125 league scouts and execu-

tives. Of more importance to the quarterback was making his teammates shine, even if it meant braving the elements on an unseasonably chilly and windy day on The Farm. I think Im in a very unique position. I feel very fortunate, Luck said. Obviously nothing is set in stone, but I should be drafted pretty high. Maybe a pro day is not going to hurt or help me as much as some other guys on our team. So I wanted to go out there and maybe

show the strength of some of our receivers. If that means I go out there and throw a ball that I dont really want to, maybe Ill do it for those guys. He did. Luck completed 46 of 50 passes, and three of those incompletions were drops by his receivers, including a perfect 70-yard-plus

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Friday March 23, 2012



Ex-Giant officially joins 49ers,Ginn to return

By Josh Dubow

SAN FRANCISCO Ted Ginn Jr. could only watch the NFC championship with a bum knee, seeing Mario Manningham catch a key touchdown pass for the New York Giants and his replacement punt returner for San Francisco botch two returns that ultimately led to the 49ers loss. After testing out free agency, Ginn is back for another season in San Francisco and ready to take back his role as returner. He gets to play with Manningham, too. The 49ers signed Ginn to a one-year deal Thursday hours after ofcially announcing the addition of Manningham with a two-year contract. The team later announced it signed quarterback Josh Johnson to a two-year deal to back up Alex Smith. Ginn visited Detroit, Minnesota and Baltimore before staying with a 49ers team that has already added Manningham and Randy Moss to a thin receiving corps. With those two newcomers, along with Michael Crabtree back, Ginn might not get a whole lot more chances to catch the ball this year. I was happy with my role, he said. When youre playing a game like this, you have to be a team player. Thats what I am first. Everybody wishes they could get a ball or two more. Thats being a human being. Ginn had 19 catches for 220 yards last season and just 31 in two years with San Francisco when his biggest contributions came as a returner. He averaged 23.6 yards per kick return and 12.7 on punt returns with three total touch-

The 49ers signed Ginn to a one-year deal Thursday hours after ofcially announcing the addition of Manningham with a two-year contract.The team later announced it signed quarterback Josh Johnson to a two-year deal to back up Alex Smith.
downs. His absence was felt during the NFC championship game when Kyle Williams muff set up Manninghams go-ahead touchdown catch in the fourth quarter and his overtime fumble led to the eld goal that sent the Giants to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 win. It all provided a crushing end to what had been a spectacular season for the 49ers. Everybody said its Kyles fault. But thats not right. Its a team game, Ginn said. I talked to him that day. I tried to tell him to keep his head up and stay positive. Williams and Ginn are part of a muchimproved group of receivers from the unit last season that had only player, Crabtree, catch more than 20 passes in the regular season. Manningham agreed to the deal last Saturday when the 49ers were in the thick of the race to sign Peyton Manning, the fourtime NFL MVP and older brother of Manninghams former quarterback with the Giants two-time Super Bowl winner Eli Manning. Manning ended up signing with Denver and the Niners brought back Smith. I wanted to go there and I knew that Peyton Manning was going to go somewhere. I thought he was coming to the 49ers but he didnt, Manningham said. He went to Denver. Good luck to him with that. I wish the best for him. We got Alex Smith and I know hes a great player. I knew (playing with Manning) was a possibility but I wasnt picking them because of that. I know Peyton Manning is a great quarterback and everything but if you dont have a good defense ... offense can be potent but theres really no point. The 49ers defense was one of the best last season and played a big part in the teams 133 record and trip to the NFC title game. Manningham has 160 catches for 2,315 yards and 18 touchdowns in his four-year career after being drafted out of Michigan in the third round in 2008. He was limited to 12 games last year because of injuries and had only 39 catches for 523 yards and four scores in his least productive season since his rookie year. We are very pleased to add a player like Mario to our team, general manager Trent Baalke said. Although it is still early in his NFL career, he is a productive wide receiver with a lot of big game experience. He will be a nice complement to our current wide receiver group and a good t for our offensive system. Manningham took off in the postseason, catching TD passes in wins over Atlanta and Green Bay to get New York to the NFC title game. He then had a go-ahead 17-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the NFC

championship game and capped the postseason with a memorable catch. His over-the-shoulder 38-yard catch between two defenders, on which he managed to stay inbounds and hold onto the ball despite being hit, started the game-winning, 88-yard touchdown drive for the Giants. But despite that, New York showed little interest in keeping Manningham, who ultimately picked San Francisco over St. Louis. Thats the business part about this system, about football. I would have wanted to come back to the team that I started with. I won a Super Bowl with those guys, he said. This is my new team now. Having played the Niners in both the regular season and playoffs this past season, Manningham knows how good San Francisco is on defense. The 49ers led the league in run defense and forced turnovers, and were second in scoring defense. That entire starting unit is expected back in 2012 with cornerback Carlos Rogers and linebacker Ahmad Brooks re-signing, and safety Dashon Goldson getting the franchise tag. They swarm, theyll hit you and theyll cover you, Manningham said. I feel like they have the best linebacking corps in the league. They have athletic defensive backs, Dline, theyre all really good. Its a great defense out there. Johnson, who played for Niners coach Jim Harbaugh in college at San Diego, started ve games in four seasons with Tampa Bay. He completed 96 of 177 passes for 1,042 yards, ve touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 26 career appearances.

Warriors fizzle against the Rockets

By Chris Duncan

Rockets 109, Warriors 83

No. 8 spot in the Western Conference by beating Golden State for the 13th time in the last 15 meetings. The Warriors have lost seven straight games in Houston dating to December 2007. The Rockets hit 11 of their rst 14 shots, most of them from close range, to quickly build a 14-point lead. The Warriors gave away ve turnovers in the rst nine minutes to help Houston widen the gap. Scola started 5 for 6 from the eld and ipped in an easy hook shot for a 30-16 lead. Golden State rallied in the second quarter against a Houston lineup of mostly reserves. Jefferson nished a fast break with a dunk and

HOUSTON Rookie Chandler Parsons had 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, leading the Houston Rockets to a 109-83 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Goran Dragic added 17 points and nine assists for the Rockets, who dominated the Warriors inside, outrebounding Golden State 48-31 and scoring 58 points in the paint. Luis Scola scored 18 and Samuel Dalembert added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Richard Jefferson scored 14 points and David Lee added 12 for the Warriors, whove lost ve of their last six games. The Rockets maintained their hold on the

swished a 3-pointer during a 17-5 run that cut the decit to 37-35. Dragic and Parsons answered with back-toback 3-pointers and the Rockets extended the lead again. Parsons, Scola and Dragic were all in double gures by halftime and Houston led 56-47. The Rockets scored 34 points in the paint in the rst half. Scola started the second half with a threepoint play, following a hard collision with Lee. Scola broke free for a layup on Houstons next possessions, as the Warriors continued to give up easy baskets underneath. Nate Robinson was called for a agrant foul when he wrestled down Dragic on a breakaway. Dragic landed hard on his tailbone and slid into the base of the stanchion, but he stayed in the game.

Houstons left-handed point guard then threw a perfect alley-oop pass to Dalembert for a dunk for a 68-53 lead ve minutes into the third quarter. Dragic sank a 3-pointer later in the quarter to stretch the lead over 20 for the rst time. The Rockets outrebounded the Warriors 154 in the third quarter and took an 84-67 lead to the fourth. Houstons reserves kept control in the final quarter, and rookie Marcus Morris mid-range jumper with 4:19 left put the Rockets over 100 points for the sixth time in eight games. NOTES: Dragic made his seventh straight start for Kyle Lowry, whos recovering from an illness. ... Rockets G Kevin Martin sat out for the sixth straight game with a right shoulder strain. play for his team. Moore says Iverson is shocked by Nunezs announcement. Moore says Iverson is still working out, waiting for another opportunity. Iverson left the NBA in 2010. He was the NBAs MVP in 2001, when he led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA nals. In 14 seasons in the NBA, he averaged 26.7 points. He has also played in Turkey.

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Allen Iverson wont join Dominican Republic team
The manager for Allen Iverson says the former NBA star will not play for a team in the Dominican Republic. Gary Moore says Iverson has not signed nor is he considering signing with any team. Earlier Thursday, Pueblo Nuevo team president Milton Nunez told the Associated Press the 36-year-old guard would

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Friday March 23, 2012


Syracuse survives,advances to Elite Eight

By Jim OConnell

BOSTON For a 3-minute stretch in the second half, Wisconsin didnt miss a 3-point attempt. In the nal 3 seconds, the Badgers missed one from long range that could have been the game-winner. C.J. Fair broke out of a scoring slump with 15 points to lead topseeded Syracuse to a 64-63 victory over fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday night in the East Regional seminals. The matchup of contrasting defensive styles ended with Syracuse a win away from the Final Four. The Badgers headed home after coming up short on their last possession despite putting on quite a display from 3-point range against the Oranges 2-3 zone. We got an awful lot of good looks and we took them, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. We dont put a number on things, but we know some teams that played well against them, stretched them, made some 3s. We could have nished on a couple more buckets inside, but we took what they gave us, and thats how we survive. Thats how our teams do what they do. Theyre pretty resilient. Fair nished with 15 points ve fewer than he had in the last six games combined on 7-of-9 shooting. The Orange scored 11 more than the Badgers allowed on average in leading Division I.

Syracuse shot 55 percent from the eld, well above the 38.5 percent Wisconsin gave up this season, and the Orange were 5 of 9 from 3-point range, much better than the 28.8 percent the Badgers allowed. All those numbers mean the Orange (34-2) will play Ohio State or Cincinnati in the regional nal Saturday with a trip to New Orleans at stake. I cant tell you how good it feels to win a game like this, coach Jim Boeheim said. This was a great, great game. And it wasnt decided until Wisconsins Jordan Taylor missed a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Josh Gasser corralled the rebound but his toss toward the basket was off at the buzzer. It was on line, and I felt like I got my legs into it, Taylor said. I knew it was a deep 3, but it felt good, and then to see it kind of come up short was kind of heartbreaking. Kris Joseph, a 75 percent free throw shooter, had missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 18 seconds to go with Syracuse up by a point, giving the Badgers (26-10) a chance at the victory. Passing the ball around the perimeter of the zone but not creating much space, Wisconsin had to settle for Taylors shot. We were just trying to get an open shot and try and make them rotate in the zone, Taylor said. We did a little bit, but they did a good job of recovering to open guys there. They used the length that they have


Wisconsins Frank Kaminsky, left, defends Syracuses C.J. Fair, who looks to make a pass from his knees during the Oranges 64-63 win over the Badgers.
and kind of forced us into a tough shot, and it obviously didnt go down. So it was tough. Hats off to them. The Badgers nished 14 of 27 from 3-point range but couldnt make one over the nal 6 minutes after a stretch in the second half

when they made six straight in as many possessions. I think we naturally tried to move out, Boeheim said, referring to Syracuses famed 2-3 zone. But youve got to get them off their spots. We didnt do that for a stretch out there. But they have terric ball movement, and they have ve guys that can shoot. There arent that many teams like that I knew they were good, but I didnt know they were this good. They were really, really good. Scoop Jardine had 14 points for Syracuse, while Dion Waiters had 13 and Brandon Triche 11. But it was Fair who made the difference after not being a factor late in the season. The 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, the Oranges fth-leading scorer at 8.3 points per game, was 7 for 27 from the field over a six-game stretch. The Orange had been struggling offensively as well, failing to reach 60 points three times in their last seven games. Sometimes you just need to see the ball go in the rim, Fair said. Jared Berggren and Taylor both had 17 points for Wisconsin, which came in allowing 52.9 points per game. Syracuse reached that many points with 9 minutes to play, but there were two lead changes and two ties still to come. It was a nail-biter, but we made some plays down the stretch and got a couple of stops, Fair said.

Ohio State ends Cincinnatis run

By Jimmy Golen

BOSTON Ohio State won the Battle of the Buckeye State and advanced to the NCAA regional nals for the rst time since 2007. Deshaun Thomas scored 26 points and Jared Sullinger had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead second-seeded Ohio State to an 81-66 victory over No. 6 seed Cincinnati

on Thursday night. Aaron Craft added 11 points all in the second half with ve assists and six steals, taking charge during a 17-1 second-half run that turned a four-point decit into a double-digit lead. Cashmere Wright scored 18 and Sean Kilpatrick had 15 for the Bearcats, who were attempting to match Big East rival Syracuse by beating a Big Ten opponent to

advance to the East Regional nals. The top-seeded Orange advanced earlier Thursday at the TD Garden by beating fourth-seeded Wisconsin 64-63. Its the rst trip to the regional nals for Ohio State (30-7) since it lost in the 2007 championship game to Florida. The state of Ohio placed four teams in the round of 16, and the Buckeyes are the rst to advance.

Ohio plays North Carolina and Xavier plays Baylor on Friday. Despite just about 100 miles separating their campuses along I-71, Ohio State and Cincinnati had played just once since the 1962 national championship game. This one was evenly matched for about 30 minutes. Wearing Day-Glo orange shoelaces and piping on their jer-

seys, Cincinnati (26-11) fell behind by 12 at the half before going on a 19-4 run early in the second. It was ahead 52-48 with 11:34 to play when Ohio State took over, allowing just one free throw over the next 5 1/2 minutes. That effectively ended the season for Cincinnati, which fought its way back into prominence after a Dec. 10 brawl with crosstown rival Xavier.

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State, building teams that can handle the rigors of the Big Ten or switch to greyhound mode when the opponent plays fast. Hes been as consistent as any coach in the game, leading the Spartans to the Final Four six times, including the 2000 national title, and 10 trips to the regionals round the past 15 years. Izzo played the right hand the last time these two basketball brains met, taking the Spartans to the 2009 Final Four after

they found a way to break Louisvilles pressure. Pitino had something up his sleeve this time. With Michigan State bogging the game down, the Cardinals struggled early, missing 12 of their rst 13 shots. They snapped out of it by hitting 3s. Russ Smith hit a pair, Jared Swopshire and Chris Smith each dropped one in and, even Dieng 0-for-2 in his career previously got one to go in. Swopshire closed it out with a 3 from the corner to put the Cardinals up 23-15 at halftime. Louisville was 7 of 15 from the arc in the half, but got almost nothing inside, hitting 1 of 15 shots from 2-point range.

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Friday March 23, 2012



Wi opens with 66;Woods 3 behind at Bay Hill

By Doug Ferguson

ORLANDO, Fla. Charlie Wi felt a lot better walking off the golf course compared with his last round. So did Tiger Woods. Coming off a nal round at Innisbrook in which he made a 13 on one hole, Wi hit an 8iron over the water to 6 feet for birdie on the 18th for a 6-under 66, giving him a share of the lead with Jason Dufner in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Its the fourth time Dufner has been atop the leaderboard after a round during the Florida swing except that none of those rounds have been on Sunday. The last time Woods was seen on the PGA Tour, he was being driven away in a golf cart after withdrawing in the middle of the nal round at Doral with soreness and swelling in his left Achilles tendon. Woods, a six-time champion at Bay Hill,

shot a 69 without breaking a sweat, much less breaking any body parts. There was nothing particularly special about this round, except for a 30-foot birdie putt that swirled around the cup at the 15th, and a couple of three-putt bogeys that kept his score Charlie Wi from being lower. I didnt really do anything great today, said Woods, who had only two approach shots inside 15 feet on the par 3s and par 4s. I was just solid all day. I drove the ball well, hit my irons decent and putted all right. Its just one of those days where not a lot was going on. Maybe not in his group. Behind him, though, it was a different story. Phil Mickelson was all over the place, going from a bunker to a magnolia tree on his way to an unlikely par; hitting a tee shot out of bounds for double bogey; hitting into the released rehabbing four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning who has since signed with Denver in large part because it wouldve owed Manning a $28 million bonus and because it has the chance to draft Luck, largely considered the most pro-ready quarterback since Manning in 1998. The Colts did send a small contingent to Stanford that didnt include Irsay, general manager Ryan Grigson or coach Chuck Pagano. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and coach Mike Shanahan were among those at Stanford, and Luck said he met with them a night earlier. Washington traded up to the No. 2 pick and is expected to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Grifn III, who beat out Luck for the Heisman Trophy and impressed a day earlier at the schools pro day in Waco, Texas. There still seems to be little doubt about Indianapolis choice, even if all involved remain coy. Luck said he has had no communication with Manning a longtime family friend said. I try to make sure on my returns, (that I dont have to) necessarily try to hit the ball hard, but to place it. His opponent, Matt Miller, does not take a lot of chances, but he is consistent and is more than willing to stay in a point long enough to make his opponent make the mistake. In tennis parlance, Miller is a backboard a player who is content with just getting the ball back over the net. Its completely frustrating (playing a player like that), Hughes said. It takes a lot of patience. After rallying to win the second set 7-5, a teammate told Hughes if he won, the team would win the match. It was nerve wracking to hear I needed to win, Hughes said. Turns out all the pressure wasnt all on Hughes as the No. 2 doubles team of Evan

water for another double bogey; and somehow escaping with a 73. In the group behind Mickelson, Anthony Kim made only two pars on the back nine for a 32 that shot him up the leaderboard. Kim followed two birdies with two bogeys, made two more birdies and then hit 5-iron on the 17th hole for an ace. He was leading until a pair of bogeys on the back nine gave him a 69, a good start for a guy who has been in the tank most of the year. Ive been running my head into a brick wall, Kim said. So I moved away from the brick wall, and now I can swing and make some birdies out here. Nick Watney was on the opposite side of the course, and not as many people saw his 68. He was pleased to see some putts go in, which has contributed to his slow start this year. I putted really well and its nice to do that because thats been my Achilles this year, Watney said. Woods Achilles also used to be his putting, since the Colts released the quarterback. And he was his typical timid self on the subject. Its what the club felt was the best move for them, Luck said. They have to do whats in their best interest. I guess it is what it is now. While Lucks draft slot seems secure, the added attention gave his teammates a larger audience. More than 150 credentialed media were in attendance, including several live broadcast crews, as were past and present Stanford teammates, NFL scouts and executives and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It was kind of a circus out there, Martin said. DeCastro joked that he felt left out a little bit with the swarm of people and wondered why so many came to see Luck, asking, What more can the guy do? It was interesting to look back at the quarterback, Fleener said, and see a wall of people behind him. Lee and Matthew Fowler made sure if Hughes stumbled, they would be there to pick him up. Much like the No. 2 singles match, the teams at No. 2 doubles split the rst two sets with Burlingames Nick Yee and Greg Pratt winning the rst set 7-5 and Lee and Fowler winning the second 6-4. The Aragon duo built a huge 5-2 lead in the nal set, but Burlingame came roaring back, winning the next four games to take a 6-5 lead. Aragon forced the tiebreaker with a victory in game 12 and after the two teams were tied at 3 in the tiebreak, Lee and Fowler went on to win four straight points to take the set and the match. While there may not be much difference between a 4-3 and a 5-2 loss, there are actually big ramications: if a tiebreaker is needed at the end of the season, Aragon would win over Burlingame, based on the Dons winning

until it actually became his Achilles tendon. This is Woods last tournament before the Masters, where he has not won since 2005. Its part of eight straight days of golf, which began Sunday with a scouting trip to Augusta National, and there has been concern that his Achilles tendon might are up again. Woods said he has no way of knowing if it will tighten up on him as it did at Doral, though he said he has dealt with tightness before and it didnt linger. Whatever the case, he wasnt worried about it on a sunny Thursday morning in his former town. Im just out there playing, he said. Im feeling good. Ive been getting treatment. Everythings good. No swelling. If I can just keep it that way, everything will be great. Justin Rose and Sean OHair also were at 69, while Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Bud Cauley were in the group at 68. Ernie Els, who might need to win to get into the Masters, played with Woods and shot 71. None of it seemed to faze Luck. The quarterback wore a gray Stanford football shirt and blue shorts and looked as relaxed as ever. Minus his often scruffy beard, Luck tried to enjoy the process. The scripted workout was run by his personal coach and quarterback guru, George Whiteld, who also worked with top pick Cam Newton last year. Whiteld chased Luck with a broom to simulate a tall pass rush, which Luck joked was kind of intimidating. The quarterback whipped balls to his wide receivers and tight ends with ease on a day when it wasnt easy to throw outdoors. His lone mistake was overthrowing wide receiver and former roommate Griff Whalen on a corner route in the end zone. It was probably the rst workout Ive seen where a guy throws into the wind, Colts quarterback coach Clyde Christensen said. That probably reveals something about him, that he just goes and plays football, which is kind of neat. eight of 14 matches played between the two teams. Burlingames two wins Thursday came at No. 1 singles where freshman Scott Taggart cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory, and at No. 4 singles as Alec Guttas won 6-2, 7-5. Uncharacteristically, the Panthers were swept in all three doubles matches. We havent applied ourselves the last couple of week, said Burlingame coach Bill Smith. If youre not applying yourself, youre going to lose. The league is very strong, top to bottom. Without any seniors on his squad, Smith gured he was in for some up-and-down moments this season. Im hoping continued seasoning will lead to future victories, Smith said.

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spiral that Chris Owusu mishandled in the end zone the nal pass of the day, requested by scouts to test Lucks arm strength, which might be about the only thing some have questioned. Maybe arm strength isnt his weakness after all, joked tight end Coby Fleener, who could be one of four Stanford players selected in the rst round along with guard David DeCastro and left tackle Jonathan Martin. Only Alabama, projected to have at least ve, might have more names called in the rst round when the draft begins April 26 at New Yorks Radio City Music Hall. One spot not in question is the top pick. Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was not in attendance, has been adamant that Luck is likely his next franchise quarterback. Indianapolis

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that separates these two squads. So despite Aragon holding a 3-2 lead, the difference came down to the No. 2 singles spot and No. 2 doubles match. Burlingame needed to win both to top Aragon, while the Dons needed to win only one of two. In the end, the Dons ended up sweeping the nal two matches. Aragon got that matchwinning fourth point when Devon Hughes rallied from 5-2 down in the third set to win 7-5 and win the No. 2 singles match 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. Hughes also trailed 3-2 in the second set before winning that one as well. I just had to stop making errors, Hughes

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It makes a huge difference in our ability to think that we have a good chance to win our conference and our region and even do well in the national tournament because doubles is so important in college tennis to set the framework, Porter said. To think we have a legitimate chance against anybody in the country to win at No. 2 really makes us feel condence going into the matches. Marietta certainly doesnt play like a traditional freshman in terms of doubles. More recently, Tuionetoa helped lead the Seasiders to an 8-0 week by turning in an 11-1 overall record. She registered a 5-1

singles mark, picking up two wins at second and fth singles, and earning a triumph at third singles. In that same stretch, she was 2-0 at rst doubles and 4-0 at second doubles. Porter sees Tuionetoa developing further. I think shes going to be an outstanding singles player, Porter said. She moves pretty well, she has a lot of the tools, she sets things up well. I think in the long-run, shes going to be outstanding. She just needs to gain a little more condence and that comes with experience. So, Im looking forward to her continuing to get that [experience]. Hopefully, that will put her in a position where she can make a big difference in singles as well as doubles. Tuionetoa will step back onto Bay Area soil in mid April when BYU travels to Dominican University for the conference tournament.

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Friday March 23, 2012


Senator calls hearing to examine bounties in NFL

By Howard Fendrich

WASHINGTON The Senate wants to grill the NFL about bounties. And the NBA, NHL, NCAA and Major League Baseball are invited, too. Sen. Dick Durbin is setting up a

whether federal law should make such bounty systems a crime. Lets be real basic about it here. If this activity were taking place off of a sporting eld, away from a court, nobody would have a second thought (about whether its wrong). You mean, someone paid you to go out and hurt someone? Durbin said in a tele-

phone interview before raising the issue on the oor of the Senate. It goes way beyond the rules of any sporting contest, at least team contest, to intentionally inict harm on another person for a nancial reward, he said. His announcement came a day after the NFL took a harsh stand on bounties, suspending Saints head coach

Sean Payton for all of next season, and indenitely banning their former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was barred for half of 2012, an assistant coach got a sixgame ban, and the team also was docked two second-round draft picks and $500,000.





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BOYS TENNIS Aragon 5, Burlingame 2 SINGLES Taggart (B) d. Joshi 6-0, 6-0; Hughes (A) d. Miller 4-6, 7-5, 7-5; Wang (A) d. Tsu 6-2, 6-3; Guttas (B) d. Nguyen 6-2, 7-5. DOUBLES ZhaPauly (A) d.Stevenson-Hauselt 6-4,6-2;Lee-Fowler (A) d.Yee-Pratt 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(3); Buellon-Ilyin (A) d. Martinucci-Schubiner 6-0,6-1.Records Aragon 4-2 PAL Bay,6-5 overall; Burlingame 4-2,4-3. Sacred Heart Prep 6, Crystal Springs 1 SINGLES Pizutti (SHP) d. Keyston 7-5, 6-0; Kirtpatrick (SHP) d. A. Buckley 3-6, 6-4, 1-2 retired; Deoglu (SHP)_ d. Liguana 6-3, 6-7(8), (10-1); Jotwani (CS) d. Evans 6-4, 6-2. DOUBLES Sarwal-Foster (SHP) d.P.Buckley-Ohemeng 6-1,62; Savage-Boggs (SHP) d. So-Tinaztepe 6-1, 6-2; Walecka-Kremer (SHP) d.Ruehl-Meredith 6-2,6-1. BASEBALL San Mateo 9, Westmoor 3 San Mateo 410 112 0 9 9 0 Westmoor 001 110 0 3 5 6 WP Meza.LP Laip.2B Murphy (SM).Multiple hits Murphy 2, Toribio 2, Reyes 2 (SM). Multiple RBI none. Records San Mateo 2-0 PAL Ocean,3-6 overalll;Westmoor 0-2. BOYS LACROSSE Sacred Heart Prep 17, Los Gatos 2 Los Gatos 0 0 1 1 2 SHP 5 6 2 4 17 SHP goal scorers Hattler 5;Hoskinson 4;Eifert 3; Nic Kawasaki 2; Noah Kawasaki, Mayle, White. Records Sacred Heart Prep 5-0 SCVAL,6-0 overall; Los Gatos 0-3,4-4-1. Menlo-Atherton 14, Burlingame 2 M-A goal scorers Osgood 5;Schlein 2,Kihira 2; McGinnis,Uphoff,OHara,Jaggers,Titterton. GIRLS SWIMMING Menlo-Atherton 119, Sequoia 57 200 medley relay M-A (Gran, Noble, Holmes Robinson,Heilman) 1:56.80;200 free Pont (MA) 1:59.60;200 IM Van Linge (MA) 2:10.48;50 free Nelson (S) 25.97;100 y Nigan (MA) 1:04.61; 100 free Pont (MA) 55.49; 500 free Zanolli (MA) 5:13.36;200 free relay M-A (Flanagan,pont, Hyvarinen, Heilman) 1:45.77; 100 back Van Linge (MA) 1:00.54;100 breast Larsen (S) 1:13.91. Sacred Heart Prep 132, Notre Dame-SJ 37 200 medley relay SHP (Myers, Bigley, Howe, Bocci) 2:02.63; 200 free Zhang (SHP) 2:09.23; 200 IM Myers (SHP) 2:25.43; 50 free Howe (SHP) 24.62;100 y Sturzenegger (SHP) 1:02.92; 100 free Howe (SHP) 53.56;500 free Barton (NDSJ) 5:52.46;200 free relay SHP (Temple,McCracken, Sturzenegger, Tiso); 100 back Sturzenegger (SHP) 1:04.08;100 breast Zhang (SHP) 1:21.13. Records Sacred Heart Prep 1-0 WBAL; Notre Dame-SJ 0-1. BOYS SWIMMING Menlo-Atherton 103, Sequoia 47 200 medley relay Sequoia (Pauley, Ledbetter, Knoth,Archbold) 1:50.65;200 free Bassin (MA) 2:00.68;200 IM Wilder (MA) 2:12.13;50 free Archbold (S) 23.64; 100 y Knoth (S) 1:01.75; 100 free Bassin (MA) 51.95;500 free Goland (MA) 5:19.99; 200 free relay M-A (Bassin, Gow, Deal, Wilder) 1:33.98; 100 back Wilder (MA) 1:01.18; 100 breast Ledbetter (S) 1:07.87.

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Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA x-St.Louis 46 20 8 100 192 146 Detroit 44 25 5 93 225 181 Nashville 42 24 8 92 210 197 Chicago 42 25 8 92 229 214 Columbus 23 43 7 53 167 236 Northwest Division W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 44 21 9 97 226 185 Colorado 40 30 5 85 196 196 Calgary 34 26 15 83 185 204 Minnesota 31 32 10 72 158 201 Edmonton 29 36 9 67 198 219 Pacic Division W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 40 29 5 85 194 197 Los Angeles 36 25 12 84 172 160 Phoenix 36 26 12 84 194 192 San Jose 36 27 10 82 199 191 Anaheim 32 32 11 75 189 209 Two points for a win,one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. x-clinched playoff spot Thursdays Games Philadelphia 2,Washington 1,SO Tampa Bay 3,Edmonton 2,SO Minnesota 3,Calgary 2,SO Pittsburgh 5,Nashville 1 Vancouver 2,Dallas 1 Colorado at Phoenix,late St.Louis at Los Angeles,late Boston at San Jose,late Fridays Games Toronto at New Jersey,4 p.m.

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Thursdays Games Baltimore 11,Minnesota 1 Toronto 2,Philadelphia 0 Atlanta 5,Miami 5,tie,10 innings St.Louis 9,Washington 0 Tampa Bay 8,Pittsburgh 6 N.Y.Mets 8,Houston 2 Cleveland 9,San Diego 4 Chicago White Sox 16,Kansas City (ss) 4 San Diego 11,Colorado 6 L.A.Angels 7,Kansas City (ss) 4 Chicago Cubs 11,Texas (ss) 4 Boston 4,N.Y.Yankees 4,tie Texas (ss) vs.Cincinnati at Goodyear,Ariz.,late San Francisco vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., late Fridays Games Boston vs.Baltimore at Sarasota,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Washington vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 10:05 a.m. N.Y.Yankees (ss) vs.Philadelphia at Clearwater,Fla., 10:05 a.m. St.Louis vs.Miami at Jupiter,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Detroit vs.Pittsburgh at Bradenton,Fla.,10:05 a.m. Minnesota vs.N.Y.Yankees (ss) at Tampa,Fla.,10:05 a.m. N.Y.Mets vs.Atlanta at Kissimmee,Fla.,10:05 a.m.

BASEBALL Burlingame at Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton at Terra Nova, Half Moon Bay at El Camino, Capuchino at Hillsdale,Serra at St.Francis,4 p.m. SOFTBALL Menlo-Atherton at Mills,South City vs.El Camino at Terrabay Field, Woodside at Sequoia, Jefferson at San Mateo, Castilleja at Alma Heights Christian, Harker at Menlo School,Mercy-Burlingame at Notre Dame-SJ,Crystal Springs at Pinewood,4 p.m.

Thursdays Games Indiana 85,Washington 83 Houston 109,Golden State 83 New Orleans 97,L.A.Clippers 90 Boston 100,Milwaukee 91 Utah at Sacramento,late Memphis at Portland,late Fridays Games Milwaukee at Charlotte,4 p.m. Phoenix at Indiana,4 p.m. New York at Toronto,4 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando,4 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta,4:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit,4:30 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City,5 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia,5 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio,5:30 p.m. Portland at L.A.Lakers,7:30 p.m. Denver at Utah,7:30 p.m.


Friday March 23, 2012



Bales to be charged with murder in Afghan killings

By Pauline Jelinek and Lolita A. Baldor

WASHINGTON Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder as well as assault and a string of other offenses in the massacre of Afghan villagers as they slept, a U.S. ofcial said Thursday. The charges against Bales include 17 counts of murder, six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault as well as dereliction of duty and other violations of military law, the ofcial said on condition of anonymity because the charges had not been announced. The 38-year-old soldier and father of two, who lives in Lake Tapps, Wash., will be charged with a shooting rampage in two villages near his southern Afghanistan military post in the early hours of March 11, killing nine Afghan children and eight adults and burning some of the victims bodies. The charges are to be read to Bales on Friday at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas where he has been held since being own from Afghanistan last week. He faces trial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but it could be months before any public hearing. Military authorities had originally said Bales was suspected in the killing 16 Afghan villagers, nine children and seven adults. They changed that Thursday to 17, raising


Staff Sgt.Robert Bales,right,1st platoon sergeant,Blackhorse Company,2nd Battalion,3rd Infantry Regiment,3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, is seen during an exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin.
the number of adults by one but without explaining how the change came about. Its possible some of the dead were buried before U.S. military ofcials arrived at the scene of the carnage. Six Afghans were wounded in the attack. Bales civilian attorney, John Henry Browne, said he wouldnt comment on the charges because he has not been ofcially provided a copy of what they are. He said he spoke Thursday with prosecutors, who told him they will formally present the charges Friday. The killings were yet another blow to U.S-Afghan relations, following a series of missteps, including the mis-

taken burning of Qurans, which prompted violent protests and revenge killings of American troops in the war zone. The brutal shooting rampage also prompted renewed debate in the United States about health care for the troops, who have experienced record suicide rates and high rates of post-traumatic stress and brain injuries during repeated deployments over a decade of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bales was on his fourth tour of duty, having served three tours in Iraq, where he suffered a head injury and a foot injury. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, of the 2nd Infantry Division, which is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. Browne has portrayed his client as a patriot, loving father and devoted husband who had been traumatized by a comrades injury and sent into combat one too many times. But there have been conicting reports about what exactly Bales saw relating to the comrades injury. A U.S. defense ofcial said that while it is likely that a soldier from Bales unit, based in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, suffered a leg wound a day or two before the March 11 shootings, there is no evidence that Bales witnessed it or the aftermath, or that it played any role in his alleged actions. says water a cause for war in coming decades

By Matthew Lee

WASHINGTON Drought, oods and a lack of fresh water may cause signicant global instability and conict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change, U.S. intelligence agencies said in a report Thursday. An assessment reecting the joint judgment of federal intelligence agencies says the risk of water issues causing wars in the next 10 years is minimal even as they create tensions within and between states and threaten to disrupt national and global food markets. But beyond 2022, it says the use of water as a weapon of war or a tool of terrorism will become more likely, particularly in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The report is based on a classied National Intelligence Estimate on water security, which was requested by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and completed last fall. It says oods, scarce and poor quality water, combined with poverty, social tension, poor leadership and weak governments will contribute to instability that could lead the failure of numerous states. Those elements will likely increase the risk of instability and state failure, exacerbate regional tensions and distract countries from working with the United States on important policy objectives, said the report, which was released at a State Department event commemorating World Water Day. Clinton, who unveiled a new U.S. Water Partnership that aims to share American water management expertise with the rest of the world, called the ndings sobering. These threats are real and they do raise serious security concerns, she said. The report noted that countries have in the past tried to resolve water issues through negotiation but said that could change as water shortages become more severe. We judge that as water shortages become more acute beyond the next 10 years, water in shared basins will increasingly be used as leverage; the use of water as a weapon or to further terrorist objectives, also will become more likely beyond 10 years, it said. The report predicts that upstream nations more powerful than their downstream neighbors due to geography will limit access to water for political reasons and that countries will regulate internal supplies to suppress separatist movements and dissident populations. At the same time, terrorists and rogue states may target or threaten to target water-related infrastructure like dams and reservoirs more frequently. Even if attacks do not occur or are only partially successful, the report said the fear of massive oods or loss of water resources would alarm the public and cause governments to take costly measures to protect the water infrastructure.



Friday March 23, 2012


Hyundais Azera tops mileage list

By Ann M. Job

The 2012 Hyundai Azera isnt a hybrid or a luxury-branded car. But its tops among 2012 non-diesel, non-hybrid large sedans in government fuel economy ratings with 20 miles a gallon in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway. The new Azera also has so many standard luxury features, including 293-horsepower V6, light-emitting diode headlight accents, navigation system and rearview camera with large, 7-inch, in-dashboard screen display, that it might be confused with a high-tech, luxury sedan. The roomy Azera four door now is attractively styled like the smaller and better known Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan and has more front-seat legroom a total of 45.5 inches than a Cadillac Escalade or Ford Expedition. To be sure, the Azera doesnt have every luxury feature. The suspension doesnt offer driver-selectable settings, the automatic transmission has six speeds, not eight, and the car is front-wheel drive, for example. But the Azeras starting retail price of $32,875 is more akin to prices for premium sedans, rather than big sedans from luxury brands that start upwards of $42,000. In fact, the $32,875 Azera starting price includes luxury-like smooth leather-trimmed seats, sizable 18-inch alloy wheels, eight-way, power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated front and back seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity and driver seat adjustable lumbar, not to

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four corners that automatically adjust to weight transfer and load as the Azera moves along roads. The system also mutes what could be jarring heaviness from the large four wheels and makes the car feel well-balanced and composed. There was little wind noise heard in the tester, and road noise was somewhat muted. Steering was a bit on the light side, though. The new Azera engine the only one offered is a 3.3-liter V-6 version of Hyundais Lambda II series. Gasoline is direct-injected at high pressure into the cylinders to help deliver strong power and spunk from a small-displacement powerplant. Meantime, the engine electronics manage variable valves, too, for efficient fuel use and proper emissions. As a result, the test car pulled strongly up mountain roads and around other cars on city streets. Power came on with steady assurance, not an out-of-control surge, and traction control helped keep tires connected to the pavement. The previous Azera, the 2011 model with a larger, 3.8-liter V-6, had 33 fewer horses than the 293 horsepower thats in the 2012 car. And torque peaks at 255 foot-pounds at 5,200 rpm, which is up 22 foot-pounds from the predecessor Azera. It would be easy to be skeptical about that 29-mpg highway rating from the federal government. But the test car delivered exactly that during a 560-mile trip on mostly highways when speed averaged 65 miles per hour and the driver wasnt wholly concerned about fuel mileage. Meantime, in city traffic, the test Azera ranged from 18 to 21 mpg, which is in the ballpark of the governments 20-mpg city rating. In comparison, the Avalon is rated by the federal government at 19/28-mpg, and the LaCrosse with V-6 has a 17/27-mpg rating. The Azeras front-seat legroom is notably accommodating, with seat tracks lengthy to provide comfortable seating for both a 5foot-4 driver and a 6-footer. No need for adjustable pedals here. The smooth, soft texture of the leather on the Azera seats meant no one mistook this leather for vinyl. Seat heaters and coolers worked fast, keeping riders refreshed and cozy. Because Hyundai officials sought to keep the Azera sized about the same as the predecessor, back-seat legroom is just 36.8 inches, compared with 40.5 inches in the LaCrosse. Back-seat headroom in the Azera is a competitive 37.6 inches, even with the sunroof.


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mention a cooled glovebox and nine air bags. In comparison, the 2012 Toyota Avalon large sedan with a starting manufacturers suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $33,955 and 268-horsepower V-6 and 17-inch wheels, lists navigation system, heated front seats and driver lumbar adjustment as options. The 2012 Buick LaCrosse, which is a mid-size sedan according to the federal government classification but has an exterior with similar dimensions to the Azeras, has a starting retail price of $31,045 with 182horsepower, four-cylinder engine. This base LaCrosse has six air bags and no standard rearview camera, navigation system or power-adjustable front-passenger seat. Though the Azera was introduced years ago as Hyundais U.S. flagship, production in South Korea stopped in November 2010, and last years sales of dealer inventories amounted to just 1,524. The Azera also wasnt a heavily advertised Hyundai. While no longer the Hyundai flagship, the Azera is returning as a new, second-generation model that even starred in Hyundai TV ads aired during last months Oscars. Slotted between Hyundais front-wheel drive Sonata sedan and the higher-priced, rear-wheel drive Genesis sedan, the Azera is intended for the current 1.25 million Sonata owners who, at some point, will be shopping for their next car. Production for the United States is being metered at the South Korea assembly plant, though, because the Azera, known as the Grandeur in that country, is a strong seller in Hyundais home market. The test Azera, with optional technology package that added panoramic roof, power rear sunshade and manual rear-door shades, 19-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting and upgraded Infinity audio system, soothed the driver. The car rode subtly over road bumps, keeping good contact with the pavement without transferring shocks unduly to passengers. The Azeras suspension doesnt have the firm, tie-down-the-car-body feel of a BMW, so it wasnt a fatiguing ride over a nine-hour trip. Yet, motions of the test cars sizable, 16.4foot-long body were well controlled in most maneuvers and gave the driver confidence, not alarm, on twisty mountain roads. Hyundai uses selective dampers at the

Volkswagen to add 800 jobs at its Passat plant

By Erik Schelzig

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Volkswagen will add 800 new jobs at its Tennessee plant to boost production of the popular Passat sedan. The jobs will increase the plants work force to more than 3,500 by the end of the year, the German company said Thursday. The additional workers will be used to bolster the existing two shifts at the plant, and expand production to Saturday. Were adding a third team at this plant for a simple reason: Customers want to buy Passats, said Jonathan Browning, the president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. The plant will operate 120 hours per week with the new workers, up 40 hours from current levels, he said. Browning said the extra work force will help the plant ramp up and be able to produce

170,000 vehicles next year, most of which are destined for the U.S. market. Others are exported to Canada, Mexico and South Korea, he said. Volkswagen sold nearly 23,000 Passats in the U.S. last year, an 83 percent increase over 2010. Sales have been stronger so far this year. Through February, sales of the redesigned sedan topped 14,500, according to Autodata Corp. Browning said March sales are on pace for 10,000. VW built its rst Passat at the plant last April. It now rolls out 35 cars an hour at the plant, which surpassed 50,000 vehicles in February. Volkswagen is denitely on a roll in this market, Browning said. I can assure you, we dont plan to stop. Volkswagen AG, the worlds second-largest car company, said last week that it intends to increase deliveries and revenues in 2012 despite difcult conditions in Europe.

Let the games begin

By Christy Lemire

Recently, I made the mistake of joking on Twitter about the possibility of a Team Peeta vs. Team Gale dynamic, referring to the two young men who hold special places in the heart of Katniss Everdeen, the 16year-old heroine of The

Hunger Games. Some people played along but many were appalled at the very idea of something as cliched and imsy as a love triangle defining the young woman theyve come to admire so fiercely from Suzanne Collins best-selling trio of novels, the rst adaptation of which makes its way to

the screen this weekend amid great fervor and expectation. I learned very quickly: These people do not mess around when it comes to Katniss. Those same fans should be thoroughly satised with the faithfulness of Gary Ross lm, with its propulsive nature and vivid imagery: a mix of decadent costumes and archi-

tecture and harsh, unforgiving exteriors. At its center is Jennifer Lawrence, an ideal choice to play this strong, independent young woman. Those who saw her Oscarnominated performance in 2010s Winters Bone already were aware of her startling screen presence
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By Alicia Rancilio


Hemsworth says movies violence not gratuitous


Hunger Games cast wowed by story

LOS ANGELES Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks jumped at the chance to take supporting roles in The Hunger Games, a lm about children who are forced to compete in a live televised death match in the not-too-distant future. Why? They were moved by Suzanne Collins book series and the script that the author helped co-write for the movie, opening in theaters Friday. We all agree the book is such a page turner and its just the storytelling, Banks said in a recent interview. You know there are oppressive governments all over the world. We have this class warfare happening between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, she said. Weve got rebellious teenagers who are nally standing up for something. I think that everything thats going on (in the lm) resonates in todays world and with todays audiences. Harrelson plays Haymitch Abernathy, a mentor to Hunger Games contestants Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Haymitch is eccentric, crass and drinks too much, but knows how the games work. Harrelson said his Woody only issue with the Harrelson film, and what he and director Gary Ross talked about a lot, was the degree to which Haymitch would be drunk because Im always one who likes to go over the top and luckily he pulled me back. The films seasoned performers are big supporters of star Jennifer Lawrence. Donald Sutherland, who plays President Snow, said the Winters Bone Oscar nominee should change her name to Jennifer Lawrence Olivier after the late actor Laurence Olivier. He said his favorite scene involving Lawrence is when her Katniss character bonds with a younger Games contestant named Rue. Its lucky I didnt storm the screen, you know? It was so moving, she did it so beautifully. What a wonderful actor Elizabeth she is. Banks Harrelson called Lawrences performance perfect, and said the skys the limit for her. I dont know what will happen for her career, but I cant imagine that it wont go for another 80 years, he said. The actors understand the success of The Hunger Games will likely mean more lms in the franchise, and they are OK with that. Its horrible to have future work, joked Lenny Kravitz, who plays a stylist in the movie. Or to know a paycheck is coming, added Banks.

LOS ANGELES The Hunger Games may be about kids who are forced to ght to the death on live TV, but one of its stars, Liam Hemsworth, said the violence in the lm isnt for nothing. None of it is gloried and its not about that, said the 22year-old Australian. Its about kids in a horrible situation and theres this girl who overcomes it and gives hope to everyone and they come together to do something about it, he said. In the PG-13 movie, which opens Friday, Hemsworth plays Gale Hawthorne, the best friend of Katniss Everdeen, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence. His role in the rst Hunger Games story is a small one but is more prevalent in the two stories that follow. (Theyre based on a best-selling book trilogy by Suzanne Collins.)



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The perfect ingredients for a blockbuster

By David Germain

LOS ANGELES With Harry Potter done and Twilight nearly done, theres a strong craving for Hollywoods next teen-based fantasy franchise. And what an appetizing mix of ingredients The Hunger Games has cooked up. It may not have the almost universal name recognition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone when it launched that lm franchise in 2001. And it may not have Twilights undying devotion of starry-eyed teen and tween girls, along with their moms and grandmas. But The Hunger Games has some xings even those billion-dollar properties lack. Heres a look at the pros and cons for the cinematic prospects of The Hunger Games, which began rolling out in Europe on Wednesday and arrives in U.S. theaters Friday.

STORY: In The Hunger Games and its two sequels, author Suzanne Collins created something with the otherworldly appeal of Harry Potter and Twilight and the voyeuristic draw of reality television. Harry Potter and Twilight were set in our times, but with their wizards, witches, vampires and

While The Hunger Gamesis a female-centric story and has a Twilight-style love triangle involving Katniss,Peeta and Gale,its themes and actions appeal to boys and men,as well.
werewolves, theyre the stuff of dream worlds. The Hunger Games, while set in a decimated future North America, feels like a mirror of the here and now with its privileged haves and impoverished have-nots and its satiric commentary on random celebrity and the perverse pleasure of viewing the misfortune of others from the comfort of your living room. It speaks to the world of reality television and watching other peoples tragedies for entertainment, said Jennifer Lawrence, who stars as Katniss Everdeen, one of 24 teen tributes chosen for an annual televised ght to the death thats been imposed on her societys rebellious outlying districts for the amusement of the pampered residents of the capital city. It also speaks to what just one person can do. I think its so impor-

tant that young people understand they do have so much power in this new generation, and this is just one girl that changes everything. CASTING: Sure, the 21-year-old Lawrence is a few years older than Katniss, but the Oscar-nominated star of Winters Bone and co-star of X-Men: First Class still can play a teenager credibly. She beautifully captures the steely will and youthful anger of Katniss, along with the cunning, ferocity and vulnerability that makes Katniss a star to root for in the games. The supporting players are equally well cast: the two hunks in Katniss life, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, her fellow District 12 games tribute, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale, her longtime hunting companion; Elizabeth Banks as Katniss and Peetas prim, perky handler; Stanley Tucci as a crazily coiffed TV games commentator; Lenny Kravitz as Katniss warmhearted, subversive stylist; Donald Sutherland as the evil, conspiring President Snow; Amandla Stenberg as the agile, waif-like games tribute Rue. And who could possibly nd fault with Woody Harrelson as Katniss and Peetas boozy, cynical mentor? CINEMATIC ALTERATIONS: In the book, told in rst-person by Katniss, once the action shifts to the games arena, thats all we see.

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Opening Friday, The Hunger Games has a strong shot at shattering the record March debut of $116.1 million domestically for 2010s Alice in Wonderland. It would be only the second movie opening in March to top $100 million in the first weekend. box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said The Hunger Games could approach the $130 million to $140 million level achieved by two of the Twilight flicks. novel no surprise there since she co-wrote it with Ross and Billy Ray although it does truncate some of the subplots that give the book its greatest emotional heft as well as soften the brutal violence of the games themselves, ostensibly in the name of securing a PG-13 rating. Still, the makers of The Hunger Games have managed the difcult feat of crafting a lm that feels both epic and intimate at once. A post-apocalyptic version of North America has been divided into 12 districts. Every year, a teenage boy and girl from each are selected randomly at the Reaping and sent to the opulent, art deco Capitol, where theyre made over, trained and primed to ght each other until one is left standing in the sprawling arena. Gamesmakers manipulate their surroundings, Truman Show-style; Wes Bentley, sporting endish facial hair, functions as a sadistic version of Christof in a control room on high. Every minute of competition is breathlessly broadcast to the nation, with viewers rooting for and betting on their favorites; having a sympathetic back story is crucial, and similarities to reality shows like Survivor or even American Idol are clearly intended. Even the programs host (Stanley Tucci in an upswept younger than 17 from seeing it unless accompanied by an adult. To maintain the commercial prospects, the lmmakers walked a tightrope between staying true to the savagery of the book and keeping it tame enough for younger fans. They secured a PG-13 rating that softens the action while retaining the barbaric tone, so that it feels as though real lives are at stake. Teenagers really discovered it and created the original frenzy for the books. We wanted to make sure we made a movie that they could see, said Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson. But we did want the violence to be urgent and present and feel real. We wanted it to feel as if you were really there but not be gratuitous, not to glorify it or stylize it. To show hardcore violence would feel wrong, like you were guilty of the crimes that the capital was guilty of, Jacobson said. GENDER APPEAL: Girls and women made Twilight a sensation. Most guys who The Hunger Games may have an edge, too. Female fans drive Twilight, while The Hunger Games has strong interest from both sexes. Given that this is the first installment, theres no precedent for what this movie could do. We dont have a track record for The Hunger Games, Dergarabedian said. This is one of those movies that because of that appeal to virtually every kind of audience, it could exceed even our strongest expectations this weekend. But we just dont blue do) has a huge personality but isnt so outlandish that you couldnt image him as the face of some top-rated primetime game show. Katniss lives with her widowed mother and beloved younger sister, Prim, in the distant District 12, known for its poverty and mining a place visually reminiscent of the Ozarks of Winters Bone. An expert hunter with a bow and arrow, she spends her days seeking food for her family in the forest with her best friend, the hunky Gale (Liam Hemsworth). Some of the strongest moments in The Hunger Games are not the big action sequences, where the effects tend to look a bit cheesy, but rather the quieter exchanges like the ones Lawrence and Hemsworth effortlessly share. But when Prims name is called at the Reaping, Katniss springs into action to volunteer instead. This is one of those scenes in which you dont need to have read the book to feel emotionally engaged; the drama and the tears feel real, and theyre not overplayed. Katniss male counterpart is Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), the bakers sweet but bland son. Together theyre to receive mentoring from the frequently inebriated Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), the last winner from District 12; the saw it were dragged along by wives and girlfriends. While The Hunger Games is a female-centric story and has a Twilight-style love triangle involving Katniss, Peeta and Gale, its themes and actions appeal to boys and men, as well. When he rst heard that a Hunger Games movie was in the works, co-star Hutcherson went out and got the books, partly because of the hype, partly out of professional interest to see if there might be a role for him. I read the rst one and just got hooked. I read all three in about a week. ... It denitely wasnt the sort of thing I normally would be that interested in reading, but immediately, right off the bat, I could feel it wasnt your average female-lead-type book, said Hutcherson, who like most men, has not read any of the Twilight books. Hutchersons 15-year-old brother and his pals are Hunger Games fans, and a 35-year-old male acquaintance and his friends have bought


Can Hunger Games do Twilight-type $140M debut?


LOS ANGELES Fans are so hungry for The Hunger Games that Hollywoods buzzing about an opening weekend to rival the $140 million debuts of some of the Twilight movies. Early tracking pegged The Hunger Games at only about half that much. But box-office forecasters have been continually revising their predictions upward based on audience awareness and advance ticket sales.

know. Everybodys speculating. A debut of $140 million would put The Hunger Games into the top-five on the alltime charts for domestic opening weekends. At No. 1 is last years Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($169.2 million), followed by 2008s The Dark Knight ($158.4 million); 2007s Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million); 2009s The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142.8 million); and last falls The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 ($138.1 million). characters rough edges have been buffed signicantly and its not an improvement. Elizabeth Banks is nearly unrecognizable as Efe, their garish, perky escort. They also undergo mandated makeovers from their stylist, Cinna (Lenny Kravitz in an inspired bit of casting he and Lawrence have a lovely rapport together). Theres never any question as to whether Katniss will win there are two more books waiting to be made into movies after this one so the challenge comes from maintaining a sense of tension and immersion in this dystopian world as competitors drop off one by one, which Ross and Co. achieve. The Hunger Games runs nearly two and a half hours in length but is the rare lm that never drags and doesnt overstay its welcome. It could keep running as long as Katniss does, and wed want to be right there every heart-pounding step of the way. The Hunger Games, a Lionsgate release, is rated PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images all involving teens. Running time: 142 minutes. Three stars out of four. tickets to catch one of the rst midnight screenings, he said. It really is transcending gender and all generations, Hutcherson said. CRITICAL PRAISE: Early reviews show that The Hunger Games is a hit with critics, which is not the case for many Hollywood blockbusters. The rst Twilight movie scored dismally on, a site that compiles reviews, with only 49 percent of critics giving it positive notices (two of the three Twilight sequels scored even worse). Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, the rst installment in that franchise, managed an excellent 80 percent rating of positive reviews. But with reviews still rolling out, The Hunger Games started off even better, with 93 percent positive reviews. The skys the limit when even critics like a blockbuster-in-the-making.

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her natural beauty, instincts and maturity beyond her years. And yet theres a youthful energy and even a vulnerability that make her relatable to the core, target audience of female fans. Lawrence is endlessly watchable, and she better be, since shes in nearly every single shot of Ross lm. And speaking of Ross, he may seem an unlikely choice to direct a movie about a futuristic, fascist world in which teenagers must ght each other to the death in an exploitative display of national loyalty and pride. He is, after all, the man behind such clever, charming and uplifting lms as Dave, Pleasantville and Seabiscuit. But those movies, while based on high-concept premises, ultimately had pointed things to say about politics and society. The methodology of The Hunger Games may be more complicated but its darkly satirical message is unmistakable. The script adheres rather closely to Collins

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Director Gary Ross, who shares screenwriting credit with executive producer Collins and Billy Ray, wisely expand the lm beyond whats in front of Katniss to give regular glimpses of whats happening in the capital and how the public in the downtrodden districts is responding to the machinations of the game organizers. Wes Bentley has some choice moments as head gamemaker Seneca Crane, merely a bit player in the book, as he colludes with the president to keep the tributes and the public in line. ACTION: This is a story about kids killing kids, and while Collins books are not overly gory, the violence is brutal and merciless. Shot a bit more explicitly, the lm easily could have had an R rating that would prohibit those

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET LIGHTS UP THE SPRING. San Francisco Ballet welcomes spring with the opening March 23 of Rudolf Nureyevs RaymondaAct III, set to a score by Alexander Glazunov and featuring scenic and costume design by Barry Kay; Possokhovs RAkU, set to an original score by San Francisco Ballet Orchestra member Shinji Eshima; and a world premiere by Ashley Page, current artistic director of Scottish Ballet. April 12 brings three works by master choreographer George Balanchine: Divertimento No. 15, set to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; the revival of Scotch Symphony, set to Felix Mendelssohns score by the same name; and The Four Temperaments, set to music by Paul Hindemith. Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhovs staging of Don Quixote returns April 27 in its entire splendor, with spectacular all-new scenery and costumes by Tony Award winning designer Martin Pakledinaz. Miguel de Cervantes romantic and witty story, placed in the colorful streets of Spain, comes to life with a lively cast of characters, along with the bravado and excitement of some of classical ballets most technically demanding dances. The San Francisco Ballet is located at the War Memorial Opera House in San Franciscos Civic Center. For ticket information call (415) 865-2000 or visit *** TONY AWARD WINNER JONATHAN PRYCE IN

HAROLD PINTERS THE CARETAKER AT THE CURRAN THEATRE. Two workingclass brothers allow a homeless man to stay in their decrepit London at, an act of compassion that sparks a cycle of cruelties, delusions and shifting loyalties in a desperate struggle over territory. Jonathan Pryce, two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean), stars in the rst major revival of this important work since Pinters death in 2008. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St. San Francisco. Tickets at or by calling (888) SHN-1799. March 28 - April 22. The Caretaker is suitable for ages 13 and up. No children under 5 allowed. *** COMEDIAN MARGA GOMEZ TO MC THEATRE AWARDS GALA. Join the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco Monday, April 2 in recognizing the talented theatre artists who entertain local audiences year round. Comedian and actress Marga Gomez MCs this gala honoring excellence in Bay Area theater for 2011. Tickets, $25, at (800) 8383006 or at, or at the door for $30 (cash only please). The evening includes refreshments and entertainment. 3301 Lyon St.,


Maria Kochetkova in Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possohkovs Don Quixote, returning to the San Francisco Ballet beginning April 27.
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D-Menlo Park, first proposed the blended system early in 2011. That plan has since been embraced by Caltrain. Caltrain has even requested the rail authority take out a four-track proposal for the Peninsula in its next business plan. Caltrain is currently assessing the feasibility of various blended system alternatives to determine what specic infrastructure improvements will eventually be needed to support high-speed rail and how they can be designed to minimize impacts on surrounding communities. Passing tracks, about nine miles, will have to be constructed somewhere along the corridor so high-speed trains can bypass local Caltrain commuter trains. The rail authority is set to start construction on the Central Valley section of the statewide project but in recent months has also looked at funding construction projects on the systems two bookends in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 106.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 The annual San Francisco Flower & Garden show in S an M ateo takes place until S unday. It features 20 gardens including one that is 1,200 square feet.The event is open from 10 7 the San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S.Delaware St., San Mateo. General admission is $25 and parking is $12. Samar itan H ouse Free Tax Preparation for S an Mateo County Residents. 9 4 p.m.4031 Pacic Blvd., San Mateo, second oor. Samaritan House is providing condential tax preparation with certied tax preparers for individuals and families with income in 2011 under $54,000. State and federal returns are available with e-ling.We are focusing on capturing the maximum Earned Income Credits for working individuals and families. Tax lers must bring paperwork including:photo ID,SS card, W-2 for jobs held in 2011,a copy of their 2010 tax return,childcare provider and landlord information for the Californias renters credit. Free. To make an appointment, call 523-0804. Easter Bunny at Serramonte Center. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Center Court, Serramonte Center, Serramonte and Gellert Blvd., Daly City. Children are invited to meet the bunny in an Easter themed garden.They will receive a free toy after the visit. Digital photo packages are available for purchase. Free. For more information visit Spring Break Explorer Days. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Activities will change daily,but those who attend can investigate the science of the world by designing and building paper airplanes, exploring rainbows and building a tower out of straws and pipe cleaners. Free with admission. Admission $8 for adults. $6 for seniors and students. $4 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 free. Members free. For more information call 342-7755. Book N ook Op en. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage Lane,Twin Pines Park,Belmont. Paper backs are three for $1. For more information call 593-5650. St. Timothy School Spring Carnival. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1515 Dolan Ave., San Mateo. Join us for rides, games, food and fun. Wristbands $25,advance carnival book $20.Wristbands and advanced carnival books not sold at carnival. For more information call 245-1226. Local Wins Lecture and Tasting.6 p.m. to 8 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets, 150 San Mateo Road., Half Moon Bay. Darlene de la Cerna of Classic Artisan Winds will lead a tasting of award-winning wines that have been hand-crafted in small batches at boutique wineries that produce only a limited quantity. RSVP required. Free. To register visit Aragon High School Performing Arts presents The Impor tance of Being Earnest. 7 p.m. Aragon High School Black Box Theater, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas,San Mateo.Aragon Performing Arts presents The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wildes satirical view of the social customs of Victorian England. Due to limited seating, this show will sell out.$10 general admission.To buy tickets in advance visit For more information email Bur lingame High Scho ol presents Anything G oes. 7 p.m. Burlingame High School Theatre, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame.$15 general admission.$10 students,seniors and children.For more information and reservations call 5582854. Bur lingame Inter mediate Scho ol Presents H airspray. 7 p.m. Burlingame Intermediate School auditorium, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame.Tickets likely to sell out.$9 per person (plus a small surcharge).To buy tickets or for more information visit or email Jazz by the B ay. 8 p.m. Centennial Tower, 1200 Airport Blvd., South San Francisco. The Community Outreach Program, in partnership with the City Council and Fire Department will be hosting a fundraiser at the Performing Arts Center featuring an evening of cool jazz. $35 per person, $60 per couple. Please RSVP by March 19. For more information and to RSVP call 8721143. One Man Band: Ron Matthews. 9 p.m. Flight Lounge,971 Laurel St.,San Carlos. Free. For more information visit Pop Fic tion with M etal S hop op ening. 9 p.m. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Dance hits, rock, hip-hop and songs from the 70s to the 2000s will be performed. $13 in advance. $15 at the door. For more information visit SATURDAY, MARCH 24 The annual San Francisco Flower & Garden show in S an M ateo takes place until S unday. It features 20 gardens including one that is 1,200 square feet.The event is open from 10 7 the San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S.Delaware St., San Mateo. General admission is $25 and parking is $12. Easter B unny. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. The Easter Bunny will hop into Hillsdale Shopping Center to kick-off Springtime fun with local families.Children of all agaes are invited to meet the bunny and have their photos taken in a beautiful garden of fresh, aromatic owers.Digital photo packages start at $15.95. Continues through April 7. For more information email Easter Bunny at Serramonte Center. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Center Court, Serramonte Center, Serramonte and Gellert Blvd., Daly City. Children are invited to meet the bunny in an Easter themed garden.They will receive a free toy after the visit. Digital photo packages are available for purchase. Free. For more information visit Scho ol garden leaders wor kshop. 8:45 a.m. to noon. Redwood High School, 1968 Old County Road, Redwood City. The Master Gardener School Garden Program is designed to support teachers, parents and volunteers at schools. This workshop will teach gardening lessons that can be integrated into a curriculum, summer planting ideas, strategies to deal with weeds and seasonal food recipes.Advanced registration required. Free. For more information and to register visit cfm?surveynumber=7708. Graywater for Landscape Irrigation class. 9 a.m. to noon. Redwood City Public Work Services, 1400 Broadway, Redwood City.Graywater is water from the shower, clothes washer and bathroom sink that is re-used for landscape irrigation. Participants will nd out how graywater systems might work for their households. Free. For more information and to register visit Con dent Communic ation S kills Workshop. 9 a.m. to noon. College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Possessing strong communication skills can make a critical difference in your professional and personal success. Learn seven powerful people and problemsolving skills, ways to stay cool and poised under pressure,body language that commands attention and respect and ways to enhance your professional and personal charisma.$49.To register or for more information call 574-6149. Belmont Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Carlmont Village Shopping Center, corner of Alameda de las Pulgas and Ralston Avenue, Belmont. Twenty-ve professional artists will display their products Saturday and Sunday.Presented by the Carlmont Village Merchant Association. Free. For more information visit For more information call (209) 267-4394. E-Waste Recycling Fundraising Event to B ene t Lutheran R edeemer School in Redwood City. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lutheran Redeemer School, 468 Grand St., Redwood City. Recycle your old electronics in the most socially and environmentally-responsible way possible and help raise funds for Lutheran Redeemer School in Redwood City. On site to manage the event, e-waste handling innovator GreenCitizen Inc.will reward the school for every monitor or computer collected along with a portion of the proceeds of any product collected that is reused or resold. Free. For more information call (415) 460-9984. For more events visit, click Calendar.

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authority is also set to release an updated business plan at the end of the month that Caltrain ofcials hope will focus on the blended system proposal that will keep the project essentially within Caltrains current right of way. Early designs on the Peninsula for the project showed mostly an aerial fourtrack viaduct needed to accommodate both Caltrain and high-speed trains that were faced with erce opposition. Once the system is electried, Caltrain will be able to operate lighter-weight electric vehicles compared to the existing diesel trains on which the agency currently relies. Caltrain touts electrication as the agencys savior since it will be faster, cleaner and quieter with more frequent service to more stations. Caltrain expects significantly more riders to hop on its trains once the corridor is electried. In recent years, the agency has struggled with a nearly $30

million annual structural decit that has been closed with regional support and by deferring capital improvement projects. It lacks a dedicated source of funding and relies on San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties for nancial support. The high-speed rail authority has pledged about $706 million for Caltrain electrication from Proposition 1A bond money, a $9 billion bond measure approved by voters in 2008. The MTC will set aside about $467 million in current and future Federal Transit Administration funds and another $11 million to rail toll funds for the Caltrain electrication project. Modernizing Caltrain has and will continue to be one of my highest priorities for our region. It is the spine of our transportation system and it must be brought into the 21st century. Now the regional agreement to fully fund the electrication of Caltrain and positive train control will make this a reality, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, wrote in a statement. Eshoo, state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and Assemblyman Rich Gordon,

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maintenance issues like illegal connections and holes. A main goal, Savay said, is nding a way to parcel out the expected increases in a more moderate way over a number of years rather than simply spike them all at once. Rate shock is an issue we want to work through and do something reasonable while educating the public on all this stuff, Savay said. This stuff is the citys miles of antiquated pipelines dating back to the early 1900s and a consent decree with San Francisco Baykeeper signed in February 2010 to end a legal battle over sewer overows. San Carlos was one of several Peninsula cities and agencies targeted in the federal suit which argued that dilapidated systems have spilled thousands of gallons of sewage over the past

ve years which threaten the health of the Bay and its wildlife. One measurement used by San Francisco Baykeeper in targeting jurisdictions for the lawsuit was the number of spills per 100 miles of sewer lines per year. Figures before the suit showed San Carlos averaged 62 spills. The Environmental Protection Agencys recommended performance standard is two spills and the Bay Area median is about 11. The city ended the situation with a settlement that established a five-year action plan. On Monday night, the City Council will receive the Capacity Assurance Report required by the decree which identies a list of 11 priority projects based on historical overows and capacity deficiencies and their associated costs. The report found that approximately 3.6 miles of trunk sewers require improvements to eliminate overflow risks. Most of the projects call for replacing existing sewers with larger Search and Rescue Task Forces in the United States. Menlo Parks Task Force 3, comprised of 180 reghters from San Francisco down to Monterey, was dispatched to New York City after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the city in 2005. From its Menlo Park facilities near the Dumbarton Bridge, Task Force 3 has trained more individuals in search and rescue techniques than anywhere else in the United States, Fraone said. For the past four years, Japan has sent small groups of reghters for weeklong training sessions with Task Force 3. Hiro Sato, with the Special Rescue Service Japan Task Force, has participated in several training exercises in Menlo Park over the years. Sato, an English Both face charges of possessing child pornography. Also arrested were Daly City resident Gordon Lee, 44; East Palo Alto resident Christopher Winans, 24; San Jose resident Charles Reyes, 46, who was arrested in Menlo Park; and Portola Valley resident Stephen Wolf, 64. More than 100 investigators from more than 20 different law enforcement agencies collaborated with the SVICAC Task Force to

diameter pipes and replacing lateral pipes whenever the sewer main is replaces. The largest projects are along Brittan, Arroyo and Belmont avenues, Cedar Street and Industrial and Skyway roads including a new wet weather pump station. The Baykeeper settlement calls for a ve-year plan but allows a one-year extension if the city needs time to put new sewer fees in place to fund the xes. Savay said that is very likely. After the City Council receives the report Monday night it will next go the San Francisco Baykeeper by March 31. The group may or may not comment on the plan, Savay said. The San Carlos City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, March 26 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.
Michelle Durand can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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reghters from Japan were actually training at the same facility when a tsunami swept across Japan, eventually killing nearly 20,000 people. Task Force 3 trains reghters from across the globe including China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Canada and Australia in specialized search and rescue techniques. On Thursday, the current class from Japan was working on lifting and moving large chunks of debris without the aid of heavy equipment, said Menlo Park Division Chief Frank Fraone, also the operations section chief for all 28 Urban

speaker, helps translate for the other reghters from Japan as they learn new search and rescue skills. The reghters from Japan paid their own way for the training they get here, Sato said. The cost is about $8,000. They are learning rope rescues, how to work with rescue dogs and how to navigate through heavy debris piles created by earthquakes, among other skills. They are sometimes awakened in the middle of the night to respond to simulated disasters. Task Force 3 even works with NASA and Google on new mapping technologies that could one day be used by re agencies around the world.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 106.

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pornography. Ritha Chun was arrested for an unrelated charge, according to police. Two men in South San Francisco were arrested including Steve Wilson, 52; and Cruz-Martin Caseiro-Rosas, 32.

launch the operation. The task force uses a mobile forensics lab that allows investigators to drive up to a suspects home, seize hard drives and immediately begin searching for evidence that would normally take months to obtain from a state Department of Justice lab, according to police. The task force has arrested more than 40 men for possession of child pornography since November.



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CASE# CIV 511747 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, 400 COUNTY CENTER RD, REDWOOD CITY CA 94063 PETITION OF Tanya Meyers TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Tanya Meyers filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Luca Sidney Yavalar Meyers Proposed name: Sidney Pierre Meyers THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A HEARING on the petition shall be held on April 20, 2012 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: Daily Journal Filed: 02/27/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/23/2012 (Published 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249151 The following person is doing business as: 1) Tires Import, 2) Tires Import and Auto Repair, 3) Tires Import/European Motorsports, 4) European Motorsports, 5) European Motorsports/ Tire Import, 1335B Rollins Rd., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Michael Yee, 1144 Cortez Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 09/18/2007. /s/ Michael Yee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/01/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12)

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CASE# CIV 511935 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, 400 COUNTY CENTER RD, REDWOOD CITY CA 94063 PETITION OF Laura Irene Kitchen TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner, Laura Irene Kitchen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: Present name: Laura Irene Kitchen Proposed name: Laura Irene Meadows THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A HEARING on the petition shall be held on April 11, 2012 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: Daily Journal Filed: 02/27/2012 /s/ Beth Freeman/ Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 02/23/2012 (Published 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12)


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249053 The following person is doing business as: Starstruck Consulting, 154 Treeview Dr., DALY CITY, CA 94014 is hereby registered by the following owner: Evan Colin Popaduke, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 02/22/2012. /s/ Evan Colin Popaduke / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/24/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12)

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


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203 Public Notices
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249293 The following person is doing business as: Evsens Advertisement, 1198 Laurel St. #A, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Baris Evsen, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/07/2012 /s/ Baris Evsen / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/08/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12, 03/30/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249398 The following person is doing business as: Stanaland & Company, 400 South El Camino, Suite 620, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Russell Stanaland, same address. The business is conducted by an individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Russell Stanaland / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/14/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/16/12, 03/23/12, 03/30/12, 04/06/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249402 The following persons are doing business as: Asobo Crafts, 2841 Tramanto Dr., SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owners: Leslie Okamura, same address and Carol Wang, 2616 Meta Dr., San Jose, CA 95130. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Leslie Okamura / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/15/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/16/12, 03/23/12, 03/30/12, 04/06/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249387 The following person is doing business as: Urbano Limo Service, 197 87th St., DALY CITY, CA 94015 is hereby registered by the following owner: Joab Nascimento, 161 Country Club Apt. 25, South San Francisco, CA 94080. The business is conducted by an individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Joab Nascimento / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/14/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/16/12, 03/23/12, 03/30/12, 04/06/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249481 The following person is doing business as: Maya 8, 7455 El Camino Real, Ste A, DALY CITY, CA 94014 is hereby registered by the following owner: Maya 8, INC., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Benito Pua / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/19/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/23/12, 03/30/12, 04/06/12, 04/13/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249466 The following person is doing business as: Advantage Limo, 210 Industrial Road, #210, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Bechir Romdhane, 1414 San Carlos Ave, #204, CA 94070. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Bechir Romdhane / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/19/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/23/12, 03/30/12, 04/06/12, 04/13/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249498 The following person is doing business as: Pages With Love, 108 Glasgow Lane, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Julianne Kostainsek, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Julianne Kostainsek / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/20/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/23/12, 03/30/12, 04/06/12, 04/13/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249382 The following person is doing business as: Archerbennett Insurance Services, 111 Anza Blvd., Suite 106, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Theresa Bennett Corporation, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/30/2004 /s/ Theresa Bennett / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 03/14/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/23/12, 03/30/12, 04/06/12, 04/13/12) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #249082 The following person is doing business as: Cali Mobile Detail. 329 Greenfield Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Amir Ali Neshat, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Amir Ali Neshat / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 02/27/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/23/12, 03/30/12, 04/06/12, 04/13/12)

Friday March 23, 2012

203 Public Notices
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MERLE B. NATION Case Number 122135 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MERLE B. NATION. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Abdul Gassama in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition of Probate requests that Abdul Gassama 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 of 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: April 24, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., Dept: 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 four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Endy Ukoha-Ajike, SBN#215337 The Ukoha-Ajike Law Group P.C. 1330 Broadway, Suite 515 Oakland, CA 94612 (510)834-9945 Dated: 03/09/12 Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on March 16, 23, 30, 2012. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT of USE of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #M-241597 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir, 1820 Portdla State Park Rd., LA HONDA, CA 94020. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in County on 10/22/10. The business was conducted by:Sree Narayanee Kalikambal Sathasivom Foundation, CA. /s/ Sarah Caldwell / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/28/2012. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12).


298 Collectibles
1936 BERLIN OLYMPIC PIN, $99., (650)365-1797 1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My Head" See: 650-204-0587 $75 2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1 clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902 2 MADAME ALEXANDER Dolls. $50 each or best offer.(650)589-8348 65 EUROPEAN Used Postage Stamps. Some issued before 1920. All different. Includes stamps from England, France, and Germany. $5.00 650-787-8600 ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS (650)345-1111 bag $30.each,




Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags attached, good condition. $10 each or 12 for $100. (650) 588-1189 COLLECTIBLE CHRISTMAS TREE STAND with 8 colored lights at base / also have extra lights, $50., (650)593-8880 COLLECTIBLES: RUSSELL Baze Bobbleheads Bay Meadows, $10 EA. brand new in original box. (415)612-0156 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858 DECORATIVE COLLECTOR BOTTLES - Empty, Jim Beam, $8. each, (650)3647777 GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo $10 (650)692-3260 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 JOE MONTANA signed authentic retirement book, $39., (650)692-3260 ORIGINAL SMURF FIGURES - 19791981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, all $40., (650)518-0813 PEDAL CAR 1950's vintage "No Rust" rare $100 obo. SOLD! PRECIOUS MOMENTS vinyl dolls - 16, 3 sets of 2, $35. each set, (650)518-0813

304 Furniture
COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too noticeable. 650-303-6002 DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs, lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189 DINING SET glass table with rod iron & 4 blue chairs $100/all. 650-520-7921, 650245-3661 DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19 inches $30. (650)873-4030 DOUBLE BED mattress and box spring $25., SOLD! DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45., (650)345-1111 DUNCAN PHYFE Mahogany china cabinet with bow glass. $250, O/B. Mahogany Duncan Phyfe dining room table $150, O/B. Round mahogany side table $150, O/B. (650)271-3618 END TABLES (2) - One for $5. hand carved, other table is antique white marble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381 END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in box, need to assemble, 26L x 21W x 21H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648 FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40 650-692-1942 FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40 650-692-1942

306 Housewares
LAMPS - 2 southwestern style lamps with engraved deer. $85 both, obo, (650)343-4461 PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated. $100. (650) 867-2720 SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack with turntable $60. (650)592-7483 SUSHI SET - Blue & white includes 4 of each: chopsticks, plates, chopstick holders, still in box, $9., (650)755-8238

310 Misc. For Sale

4 IN 1 stero unit. CD player broken. $20 650-834-4926 5 CUP electric coffee marker $8.00 650 368-3037 5 PHOTOGRAPHIC CIVIL WAR BOOKS plus 4 volumes of Abraham Lincoln war years books, $90., B/O must see, (650)345-5502 6 BASKETS with handles, all various colors and good sizes, great for many uses, all in good condition. $15 all (650)347-5104 7 UNDERBED STORAGE BINS - Vinyl with metal frame, 42 X 18 X 6, zipper closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902 9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra large, good condition, $10. each obo, (650)349-6059 AMERICAN HERITAGE books 107 Volumes Dec.'54-March '81 $99/all (650)345-5502 ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 AREA RUG - 8x8 round, 100% wool pile, color ivory, black, SOLD! ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10) Norman Rockwell and others $10 each 650-364-7777 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 BABY CAR SEAT AND CARRIER $20 (650)458-8280 BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD hardback books. 4 at $3.00 each or all for $10., Call (650)341-1861 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BBQ GILL with Cover 31/2' wide by 3' tall hardly used $49. 650 347-9920 BBQ KETTEL Grill, Uniflame 21 SOLD! BBQ SMOKER BBQ Grill, LP Coleman, Alaskan Cookin Machine, cost $140 sell $75. 650-344-8549 BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 650-344-8549 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BEAUTIFUL LAMPSHADE - cone shaped, neutral color beige, 11.5 long X 17 wide, matches any decor, never used, excellent condition, Burl, $18., (650)347-5104 BIRD FEEDER 3" high, free standing, sturdy, and never used $15 (415) 333-8540 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW1 $12.,

299 Computers
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer. Excellent condition. Software & accessories included. $30. 650-574-3865 PRINTER - Epson Stylus NX1000, copy, print, scans, includes some ink cartridges, $25. obo, (650)349-6969

307 Jewelry & Clothing

BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new, $100., (650)991-2353 Daly City GALLON SIZE bag of costume jewelry various sizes, colors, $80. for bag, (650)589-2893 LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow lengthgloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436

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

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

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

FOLDING PICNIC table - 8 x 30, 7 folding, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902 HAND MADE portable jewelry display case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648. LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size $15., (650)368-3037 MIRROR, NICE, large, 30x54, $15. SSF (650)583-8069 MODULAR DESK/BOOKCASE/STORAGE unit - Cherry veneer, white laminate, $75., (650)888-0039 OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with pen holder and paper holder. Brand new, in the box. $10 (650)867-2720 PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions $45. each set, (650)347-8061 PEDESTAL DINETTE 36 Square Table - $65., (650)347-8061 ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100., (650)504-3621 STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720 TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111 TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels, $40., (650)347-8061

CRAFTSMAN ARC-WELDER - 30-250 amp, and accessories, $275., (650)3410282 DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power 1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power 3,450 RPM $50 (650)347-5373 HAND DRILL $6.00 (415) 333-8540 LAWN MOWER reel type push with height adjustments. Just sharpened $45 650-591-2144 San Carlos MEDIUM DUTY Hand Truck $50 650 593-7553 TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

210 Lost & Found

FOUND AT Chase Bank parking lot in Burlingame 3 volume books "temple" and others 650 344-6565 LOST - 2 silver rings and silver watch, May 7th in Burlingame between Park Rd. & Walgreens, Sentimental value. Call Gen @ (650)344-8790 LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922 LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver necklace with VERY sentimental meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12 (650)578-0323. LOST: Center cap from wheel of Cadillac. Around Christmas time. Chrome with multi-colored Cadillac emblem in center. Small hole near edge for locking device. Belmont or San Carlos area. Joel 650-592-1111.

303 Electronics
19" TOSHIBA (650)343-4461 LCD color TV $99

3 SHELF SPEAKERS - 8 OM, $15. each, (650)364-0902 32 TOSHIBA Flat screen TV like new, bought 9/9/11 with box. $300 Firm. (415)264-6605 46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95., (650)878-9542 FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767 PS2 GAME console $75.00 (650)591-4710 TOSHIBA 42 LCD flat screen TV HD in very good condition, $300., Call at (650)533-9561 TV SET Philips 21 inch with remote $40., (650)692-3260 ZENITH TV 12" $50 650 755-9833 (Daly City). (650)755-9833

309 Office Equipment

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

310 Misc. For Sale

10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each, (650)349-6059 10 WALL shelfs with brackets 24" to 50" by 5" wide $30 for all(650)345-5502 100 SPORT Books 70's thru 90's A's, Giants, & 49ers $100 for all 650 207-2712 100 SPORT Photo's A's, Giants, & 49ers $100 for all 650 207-2712 12 DAYS of Christmas vintage drinking Glasses 1970 Color prints Prefect condition original box $25 (650)873-8167 1970 TIFFANY style swag lamp with opaque glass, $59., (650)692-3260 2 TODDLER car seats, hardly used. Both for $75.00. (650)375-1246 21 PIECE Punch bowl glass set $55., (650)341-8342

BOOK - Fighting Aircraft of WWII, Janes, 1000 illustrations, $65., (650)593-8880 BOOK NATIONAL Geographic National Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858 CAMPING CUPS and plates (NEW)-B/O (650)591-4710 CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $30. (650)345-1111 CEILING FAN - Multi speed, bronze & brown, excellent shape, $45., (650)5922648 COLEMAN PROPANE camp stove $25.00 (650)591-4710 COLEMAN PROPANE lantern $15.00 (650)591-4710 DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2 total, (650)367-8949 DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1 Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather weekender Satchel, $75. (650)871-7211 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good condition $50., (650)878-9542 ELVIS PRESLEY poster book $20. (650)692-3260 FOAM SLEEP (650)591-4710 roll (2)-$10.00/each Little

294 Baby Stuff

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

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

295 Art
6 FRAMED colored modern art pictures 36" by 26" $90 for all or $15 each (650)345-5502

2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 ARMOIRE CABINET (415)375-1617 $90., Call

296 Appliances
CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 JACK LA LANNE JUICER USED $20 (650)458-8280 NEVER

TWIN BED SET - including box springs and mattresses, night stand and chest of drawers. Made of solid wood with interesting detailing. White. $500., (650)3763146 VANITY ETHAN Allen maple w/drawer and liftup mirror like new $95 (650)349-2195

BEAUTIFUL ORIENTAL Table. 32" by 32" 12" legs, Rosewood, Lightweight, $75 650 871-7200 BED - King size, Somma Infinity Flotation bed, includes 10 large tubes, foam enclosure with plastic covers & indented foam mattress cover, $99.obo, (650)3496969 BOOKSHELF $10.00 (650)591-4710 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53X66, $19., (650)583-8069 CAST AND metal headboard and footboard. white with brass bars, Queen size $95 650-588-7005 CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 COFFEE TABLE - 30 x 58, light oak, heavy, 1980s, $40., (650)348-5169

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

21-PIECE HAIR cut kit, home pro, Wahl, never used, $25. (650)871-7200 29 BOOKS - Variety of authors, $25., (650)589-2893 3 CRAFT BOOKS - hardcover, over 500 projects, $40., (650)589-2893 3 FLOORBOARDS: for 8 INFLATABLE: Our boating days over. Spar-Varnish, very good condition; Stored inside. All:$10.00 SOLD 30 ADULT Magazines, 18 Adult VHS movies & $ Dvds $40., also 50 Computer Game Magazines $40., (650)574-3141 30 DISNEY Books $1.00 each 650 368-3037

LARGE REFRIGERATOR works good $70 or B/O (650) 589-1871 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, excellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038 VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition $45. (650)878-9542 WASHER & DRYER - Kenmore, electric, heavy duty, runs great, SSF, $100. each, (650)583-8069

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

GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact $50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City


Friday March 23, 2012

310 Misc. For Sale 310 Misc. For Sale
OLD 5 gal. glass water cooler bottle $50 (650)593-7553 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books


310 Misc. For Sale
WALL LIGHT fixture - 2 lamp with frosted fluted shades, gold metal, great for bathroom vanity, never used, excellent condition, $15., Burl, (650)347-5104

316 Clothes
2. WOMEN'S Pink & White Motocycle Helmet KBC $50 (415)375-1617 49ER SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992 BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great condition $99. (650)558-1975 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 BRIDAL PETTICOAT: Taffeta. Fitted waist-to-hip above bouffant crinolines; ruffled taffeta liners over + under crinolines. Sz. 10. $20.00 (650)341-3288 BRIDAL PETTICOAT: Taffeta. Fitted waist-to-hip above bouffant crinolines; ruffled taffetas over and under crinoline Sz: 10 $20. (650)341-3288 EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129 LADIES 3 PC. SEERSUCKER, (shorts, slacks, jacket (short sleeves), blue/white stripe. Sz 12, Excellent condition. $12. all, (650)341-3288 LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining $35. (650)868-0436 LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining, size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990 LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30% nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648 LADIES ROYAL blue rain coat with zippered flannel plaid liner size 12 RWC $15. (650)868-0436 LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not abused. Like New, $100 each. (650)670-2888 LEVIS MENS jeans - Size 42/30, well faded, excellent condition, $10., (650)595-3933 MANS SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981 MENS DESIGNER ties in spring colors, bag of 20 ties $50 (650)245-3661 MENS DRESS SHOES - bostonian casual dress tie up, black upper leather, size 8.5, classic design, great condition, $60.,Burl., (650)347-5104 MENS PANTS & SHORTS - Large box, jeans, cargos, casual dress slacks, 34/32, 36/32, Burl, $85.all, (650)347-5104 MENS SHIRTS - Brand names, Polos, casual long sleeve dress, golf polo, tshirts, sizes M/L, great condition, Burl, $83., (650)347-5104 Brown.

317 Building Materials

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

325 Estate Sales

GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 HANGING PLANTER. 2-black plasticcoated steel, 20" wide, 10" deep. With chains, hooks. Both for $35 (650)630-2329 HARDBACK BOOKS - Complete set, 6 volumes, by Winston S. Churchill, 2nd WW, published 1948-1953, great condition, dustjackets, $90.all, SOLD HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, perfect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720 JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS - 3 hardback @$3. each, 5 paperbacks @$1. each, (650)341-1861 JANET EVANOVICH (4) hardback books $3/each (8) paperback books $1/each 650-341-1861 JEWELRY DISPLAY CASE - Handmade, portable, wood & see through lid to open, 45L, 20W, 3H, $65., (650)592-2648 LARGE PRINT. Hard Cover. Mystery Books. Current Author. (20) $1 each 650-364-7777 LIMITED QUANTITY VHS porno tapes, $8. each, (650)871-7200 MAGNIFYING MIRROR. Swivel, wall mount, 5Xx1X. Satin nickel finish. New, in box. $20. (650)630-2329 MANUAL WHEECHAIRS (2) $75 each. 650-343-1826 MEN'S ASHTON and Hayes leather briefcase new. Burgundy color. $65 obo, (650)343-4461 MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x 21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base, like new, $95., (650)349-2195 NATURAL GRAVITY WATER SYSTEM - Alkaline, PH Balance water, with antioxident properties, good for home or office, brand new, $100., (650)619-9203. NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 TENT $30.00 (650)591-4710

PR. MATCHED PEWTER GOBLETS by Wilton. Numbered. 7-1/2-in ht. Excellent bridal gifts or mantel vases. No polishing. $10/ea.or $18/pr. (650)341-3288 REMOTE CONTROL car "Traxxas", paid $200 will accept $40., (650)574-3141 SESAME STREET toilet seat excellent condition $12 650 349-6059 SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712 SHOWER POOR custom made 48 x 69 $70 (650)692-3260 SONY PROJECTION TV Good condtion, w/ Remote, Black $100 (650)345-1111 SPEAKER STANDS - Approx. 30" tall. Black. $50 for the pair, (650)594-1494 STUART WOODS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)5941494 TIRE CHAINS - used once includes rubber tighteners plus carrying case. call for corresponding tire size, $20., (650)345-5446 VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720 VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches W still in box $45., (408)249-3858 VINTAGE TV /RADIO TUBES - 100 of them for $100. total, (415)672-9206 WALGREENS BRAND Water Pitcher Royal Blue Top 2 Quart New in Box $10 Ea use all brand Filters 650-873-8167 WALKER - never used, $85., (415)239-9063 WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual release walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider tips. Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494 WINE CARBOYS, 5 gal. $5 ea., have 2 Daly City (415)333-8540

311 Musical Instruments

2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each. (650)376-3762 3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small Accordion $82. (650)376-3762. ELECTRIC STARCASTER Guitar black&white with small amplifier $75. 650-358-0421 GUITAR - Classical nylon strings, Suzuki, $85., SOLD! HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. private owner, (650)349-1172 HOHNER CUE stick guitar HW 300 G Handcrafted $75 650 771-8513 MAGNUS TABLE top Organ:: 2-1/2 octaves. Play by number, chords by letters Excellent condition, 5 starter books. All $30. (650)341-3288 PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110. (650)376-3762

318 Sports Equipment

"EVERLAST FOR HER" Machine to help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037 13 ASSORTED GOLF CLUBS- Good Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059. BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard $35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message. BOYS BOXING gloves $8. 341-8342 DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 dimeter, Halex brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF BALLS - 300+, $3. per dozen, (650)766-4858 GOLF BALLS in new carton Dunlop, Wilson, & Top Flight $9.00 650 341-8342 GOLF CLUB sets - 2 junior sizes, $15. each, (650)766-4858 TENNIS RACKET oversize with cover and 3 Wilson Balls $25 (650)692-3260 TREADMILL - PROFORM Crosswalk Sport. 300 pounds capacity with incline, hardly used. $450., (650)637-8244 TWO YOGA Videos. Never used, one with Patrisha Walden, one by Rebok with booklet. Both $6 (650)755-8238 WATER SKI'S - Gold cup by AMFA Voit $40., (650)574-4586 YOUTH GOLF Bag great condition with six clubs putter, drivers and accessories $65. 650-358-0421

732 Newhall Ave. (x-st. Forest View Ave.)

Friday-Sunday March 22-25 10 am - 4 pm

Antiques, persian carpets, baby grand piano, paintings. Preview for Dealers on Wed., March 21st, 10 am - 4 pm

312 Pets & Animals

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

315 Wanted to Buy

GO GREEN! We Buy GOLD You Get The $ Green $

Millbrae Jewelers Est. 1957 400 Broadway - Millbrae


1839 Los Altos Dr. Saturday, March 24th 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Entire House & Kitchen contents, Furniture (very good quality), King, Queen Twin Bedroom sets, Dining Room tables & chairs (6), Hutch, Kitchen Table, Couches, Coffee Table, End Tables Lamps, Organ, Beveled Mirror - large, TVs, Bar Stools, Brass fireplace screen, Patio Table & Chairs, crib mattress, Tools - drill, sander, radial arm saw, ladders & more... Rain or Shine - all indoors!


Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Fast food sides 6 Turkey 10 Put away without restraint, with on 14 Unspoken 15 30s boxing champ 16 Tea traditionally made with cardamom 17 Slate, for one 18 Keep a movie dog from wandering? 20 Forced (in) 22 Voted out 23 Emit 25 Angus, e.g. 26 Female padre? 31 Tropical reef denizen 32 Some claims 33 Brothers title 36 Dhofar Rebellion country 37 Ski run 38 Pen used at sea 39 San Franciscos __ Hill 40 Roller coaster cries 41 Let up 42 Ancient mounted police? 44 Where to see a chin rest 47 Cavils 48 Poem that ends I am the captain of my soul 51 Freewheels 55 Dance that reflects the puncreating elements found in 18-, 26and 42-Across 57 Mauritius money 58 Friends and acquaintances 59 Croat, e.g. 60 More distant 61 Barrie henchman 62 Big __: nickname for LPGA great JoAnne Carner 63 Coverage giant DOWN 1 Boil slowly 2 Kick back 3 Ill-natured 4 Rhea stat 5 How gas prices sometimes rise 6 Airer of the sitcom Allo Allo! 7 Honolulus home 8 Stingy 9 Eastern Australian seaport 10 Musical range 11 Indian loincloth 12 Not left over 13 Part of LED 19 90s-00s Dodges 21 Traffic-controlling gp. 24 Slicker 26 Shout of encouragement 27 __ erectus 28 Dhow sailor 29 Secondgeneration Japanese American 30 Futuristic sitcom family name 33 Blchers title in Young Frankenstein 34 Singer Coolidge 35 Like balsamic vinegar 37 Flight of fancy 38 Cookout condiment 40 Question of identity 41 Columbia River city 42 Old saw 43 First X, say 44 NyQuil maker 45 I didnt know he had it __ 46 Like aspen leaves 49 Troy Aikmans alma mater 50 Fake 52 Cookout accessory 53 Typical Hunger Games trilogy reader 54 Blood components 56 Burts The Killers co-star

NANCY'S TAILORING & BOUTIQUE Custom Made & Alterations 889 Laurel Street San Carlos, CA 94070 650-622-9439
NEW BROWN LEATHER JACKET- XL $25., 650-364-0902 NINE WEST. 3 black handbags. Very good condition. All for $10. (650)6302329 PICTURE HAT: Leghorn straw, pouf bow, vintage red/pink velvet roses. Feminine Easter Bonnet! From: Hats On Post, SF @ $75. Steal at $20., (650)341-3288

335 Rugs 322 Garage Sales

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

335 Garden Equipment

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



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


REVERSIBLE, SOUVENIR JACKET San Francisco: All-weather, zip-front, hood. Weatherproof 2-tone tan.; Inner: navy fleece, logos SF & GG bridge. $20.00 SOLD! SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers), black, $18. (510) 527-6602 VINTAGE CLOTHING 1930 Ermine fur coat Black full length $35 650 755-9833

340 Camera & Photo Equip.


Make money, make room!

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

379 Open Houses

VINTAGE WOMEN'S hats various styles B/O, Daly City, (650)755-9833 WOMEN'S BLACK Motorcycle Jacket Size M Stella/Alpine Star $80. obo (415)375-1617 WOMEN'S VINTAGE clothing $5.00 & up, Daly City, (650)755-9833

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


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

381 Homes for Sale


Lacewell Realty

440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, Studio $1125, 1 bedroom $1450. New carpets, new granite counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650) 592-1271

By Gareth Bain (c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


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


440 Apartments
SAN MATEO - Large 2 Bedroom, 2 bath. Next to Central Park. Rarely Available. Prestigious Location & Building. Gated garage. Deck, No pets, $2,200/mo. Call (650) 948-2935

Friday March 23, 2012

620 Automobiles Dont lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journals Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200


620 Automobiles SUTTON AUTO SALES Cash for Cars

Call 650-595-DEAL (3325) Or Stop By Our Lot 1659 El Camino Real San Carlos
VOLKSWAGEN GT 07 No engine, no Trans. $100 or B/O (650)481-5296

645 Boats
PROSPORT 97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.


A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

672 Auto Stereos

650 RVs
RV. 73 Chevy Model 30 Van, Runs good, Rebuilt Transmission, Fiberglass Bubble Top $2,450. Will finance, small downpayment. Call for appointments. (650)364-1374

470 Rooms
HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660 ROOM FOR RENT - near 101, 92, 280, private bath, parking, utilities/cable included, $650.00 call tel. no. (650) 504-7122 after 6 pm females only

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

2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno 650-588-1946 94-96 CAPRICE Impala Parts, headlight lenses, electric fan, radiator, tyres and wheels. $50., (650)574-3141 ACCELL OR Mallory Dual Point Distributor for Pontiac $30 each, (650)574-3141


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


WE FIX CARS Quailty Work-Value Price Ready to help

625 Classic Cars

DATSUN 72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $4900 or trade. (415) 412-7030 NISSAN 87 Centura - Two door, manual, stick shift, 150K miles. Clean title, good body, $1,250., (415)505-3908

Rooms For Rent

Travel Inn, San Carlos

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

Corner of Saratoga Ave.

$49-59 daily + tax $294-$322 weekly + tax

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

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal

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

AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Meriwest Credit Union - 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cvt. #016007, 2002 Toyota Sequoia #220540. Plus over 100 late model Sport Utilities, Pick Ups, Mini Vans, and luxury cars ---INDOORS---Charity donations sold. Sealed bids will be taken from 8am-8pm on 03/26/2012 and 8am-5pm on 03/27/2012. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at

PLYMOUTH 72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $8,000 /obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623

Repair Restore Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists
CADILLAC CHROME factory wheels 95 thru 98 Fleetwood $100 SOLD! CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8 diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 CARGO COVER, (black) for Acura MDX $75. 415-516-7060 MERCEDES BENZ REPAIR Diagnosis, Repair, Maintenance. All MBZ Models Elliott Dan Mercedes Master Certified technician 555 O'Neil Avenue, Belmont 650-593-1300 CHEVY SMALL Block Chrome Dressup Kit. 1 timing chain cover, 1 large air cleaner and a set of valve covers. $30., (650)574-3141 DENALI WHEELS - 17 inches, near new, 265-70-R17, complete fit GMC 6 lug wheels, $400. all, SOLD! HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 HONDA CIVIC FRONT SEAT Gray Color. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno. 415-999-4947 SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, & 1 gray marine diesel manual $40 or B/O (650)583-5208

680 Autos Wanted Dont lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journals Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200

630 Trucks & SUVs

TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - 08, 2WD Sport, 38K miles, original owner, many extras, excellent condition, $23,750 obo, SOLD!

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo


635 Vans
NISSAN 01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008

The San Mateo Daily Journals weekly Automotive Section.

Every Friday
Look for it in todays paper to find information on new cars, used cars, services, and anything else having to do with vehicles.
BMW 02 325CI -fully loaded, black leather interior, auto, heated seats, new tires, much more! 112K miles. $9,400. (650)692-7916 BMW 530 95 WAGON - Moon Roof, automatic, Gray/Black, 165K miles, $3,850 (650)349-0713 CADILLAC 93 Sedan $ 4,000 or Trade Good Condition (650)481-5296

AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Patelco Credit Union on March 27, 2012 starting at 8am ---2007 Mazda 3 #667094, 2002 BMW 745 LI #R04669, 2007 Honda Civic #705711. Sealed bids will be taken starting at 8am on 03/27/2012. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW 03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call 650-995-0003 HARLEY DAVIDSON 83 Shovelhead special construction, 1340 ccs, Awesome! $5,950/obo Rob (415)602-4535. VARIOUS MOTORCYCLE parts USED call for what you want or need $99 (650)670-2888

& Paint Expert Body and Paint Personalized Service
411 Woodside Road,

CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500. (408)807-6529. HONDA 10 ACCORD LX - 4 door sedan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981 MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461

645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with extras, $750., (650)343-6563 PLEASURE BOAT, 15ft., 50 horsepower Mercury, $1,300.obo (650)368-2170

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

Redwood City 650-280-3119

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





Decks & Fences

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

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

Cleaning Services


Great Service at a Reasonable Price


Lic #733213

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

Specializing in:
16+ Years in Business

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

Redwood Fences Decks Retaining Walls

650-756 0694
W W W.


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


650-652-9664 Building/Remodeling DRAFTING SERVICES for Remodels, Additions, and New Construction (650)343-4340 Contractors


Residential & Commercial Carpentry & Plumbing Remodeling & New Construction Kitchen, Bath, Structural Repairs Additions, Decks, Stairs, Railings Lic#836489, Ins. & Bonded All work guaranteed Call now for a free estimate

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

ANGEL TRUMPET VINE - wine colored blooms, $40., SSF, Bill (650)871-7200

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

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


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

General Contractors / Building & Design New construction, Kitchen-Bath Remodels, Metal Fabrication, Painting Call for free design consultation

Free Estimates Phone: (650) 345-6583 Cell: (650) 400- 5604


(650) 274-4484 L#926933 Cleaning

(650) 548-5482
Lic# 728805


and Landscaping Full Service Includes: Tree Trimming Free Estimates

Decks & Fences

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

(650)315-4011 Gutters


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



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


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


for all your electrical needs

FREE Estimates

(650) 867-9969

Call for free estimate (650)571-1500



Friday March 23, 2012



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


Free Estimates Lic.#834170


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



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

Interior & Exterior Quality Work Reasonable Rates Free Estimates

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



Lic# 857741

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

Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
General Home Repairs Improvements Routine Maintenance


Local residential painting experts for 25 years


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

We Get It Right The First Time



Light moving! Haul Debris! 650-583-6700


Mario Cubias (650)784-3079

Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

Window Washing

Specializing in Any Size Projects

Painting Electrical Carpentry Dry Rot

40 Yrs. Experience Retired Licensed Contractor

Lic #514269

Plumbing & Drain
Only $89.00 to Unclog Drain From Cleanout And For All Your Plumbing Needs


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

Call Mike the Painter

(650)271-1320 Plaster/Stucco Hardwood Floors

Lic. # 887568

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

Hardwood & Laminate Installation & Repair Refinish High Quality @ Low Prices Call 24/7 for Free Estimate


JK PLASTERING Interior Exterior Free Estimates

Lic.# 966463

Bay Area
Relocation Services
Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsulas Personal Mover Commercial/Residential


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

Buy 2 get 1 Free

Interior Design

Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632

Call Armando (650) 630-0424

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

Bath & Showers


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

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


Honest and Very Affordable Price

Excellent References Free Written Estimates Top Quality Painting



License # 479385

Call Joe (650)722-3925

SC (800)570-7885

Lic. 957975

(650) 898-4444

650 868 - 8492

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



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


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

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425 Marina Blvd., SSF

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This law firm is a debt relief agency


non-attorney service





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

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



Holiday Banquet Headquarters

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

Steelhead Brewing Co. 333 California Dr. Burlingame




Friday March 23, 2012





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


Legal Services


We buy and pawn: Gold Jewelry Art Watches Musical Instrument Paintings Diamonds Silverware Electronics Antique Furniture Computers TVs Cars Open 7 days

Grand Opening

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


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


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


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


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

MEDICAL SPA 31 S. El Camino Real Millbrae

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

Low Cost Divorce

Buy *Sell*Loan
590 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City


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


Peninsula Law Group

One of The Bay Areas Very Best!


14 large screen HD TVs Full Bar & Restaurant SLEEP APNEA We can treat it without CPAP! Call for a free sleep apnea screening 650-583-5880 Millbrae Dental

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

680 E. 3rd Ave & Delaware


1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza

(650) 903-2200

Same Day, Weekend Appointments Available Se Habla Espaol

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


Pet Services

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


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World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training


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

CA insurance lic. 0561021 HEALTH INSURANCE
Paying too much for COBRA? No coverage? .... Not good! I can help.


All natural, byproduct free pet foods! Home Delivery

731 Kains Ave, San Bruno


Massage Therapy

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


Breakfast Lunch Dinner Senior Meals, Kids Menu


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

FREE Consultation for Laser Treatment

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

John Bowman (650)525-9180

CA Lic #0E08395

1845 El Camino Real Burlingame

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



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

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



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

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

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

Body & Foot Massage Facial Treatment

A NO COST Senior Housing Referral Service
Assisted Living. Memory. Residential Homes. Dedicated to helping seniors and families find the right supportive home.

(650) 347-7007

1205 Capuchino Ave. Burlingame

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

(650)558-1199 HAPPY FEET Massage

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


24-hour Assisted Living Care located in Burlingame

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

Jewelry & Watch Repair 2323 Broadway Redwood City


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

Mills Estate Villa & Burlingame Villa

- Short Term Stays - Dementia & Alzheimers Care - Hospice Care


Legal Services

Grand Opening! $10. Off 1-Hour Session!
Lic.#4105088251/ 415600633

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

1482 Laurel St. San Carlos

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



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

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

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


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

850 N. El Camino Real San Mateo


Friday March 23, 2012