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Pacic Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday
the company will likely face federal crimi-
nal charges for its role in a fatal gas
pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
A disclosure document filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission by
PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the com-
pany expects the federal government will
bring criminal charges against the utility in
connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explo-
sion of its transmission pipeline in San
The blast killed eight people, injured
dozens of others and sparked a reball that
laid waste to 38 homes in the bedroom com-
munity that still bears scars from the acci-
The company said it has been in discus-
sions with federal prosecutors to reach a res-
olution, but it now expects federal prosecu-
tors will charge that PG&Es past operating
practices violated numerous federal Pipeline
Safety Act requirements. No details were
provided about the type of charges antici-
pated or who might be charged.
Lillian ArauzHaase, a spokeswoman for
the U.S. attorneys ofce in San Francisco,
said she could not immediately comment.
PG&E President Tony Earley said the
company has made fundamental changes to
its operations and embraces recommenda-
tions made by the National Transportation
Safety Board after the explosion.
San Bruno was a tragic accident that
caused a great deal of pain for many people.
Were accountable for that and make no
excuses. Most of all, we are deeply sorry,
Feds targeting PG&E for blast
Utility: Criminal charges likely for San Bruno pipeline explosion, fire
Dems reeling
from scandal
Dominance could be dampened
by revelations of dirty dealings
by Democrats in the state Senate
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO So far in 2014,
each month has brought news of
another arrest or conviction of a
Democratic California state senator.
The latest was Wednesdays arrest of
Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on
federal corruption charges, news that
roiled the capital and led one of Yees
opponents in the race for secretary of
state to call the Legislature a corrupt
Democrats hold large majorities in
both chambers of the Legislature and
should be ying into election season
Teachers gathered at the Redwood City Elementary School District board meeting to ask for raises Wednesday night.
By Angela Swartz
Troves of teachers armed with
protest posters and shirts which read
No teacher left behind showed up to
a meeting Wednesday night to ask the
Redwood City Elementary School
District administration for a raise.
Teachers crowded the boardroom to
advocate for a raise since they havent
received a cost-of-living adjustment or
across-the-board salary increase since
the 2007-08 school year and the
Redwood City Teachers Association is
in the process of negotiations with the
district. The room was so packed that
when one audience member passed out
and was taken away by ambulance, the
re marshal said the boardroom was
over capacity and some had to leave for
safety concerns.
We always encourage staff mem-
bers, parents and community members
to attend our board meetings. Last
night was a much larger turnout than
usual, and had we realized how many
would be in attendance we would have
held the meeting in a larger venue,
such as the auditorium at McKinley
Institute of Technology, so that every-
one could have a comfortable seat and
hear the proceedings, Superintendent
Jan Christensen said in a statement.
Teachers like Estelle Darrow, a
teacher at McKinley Institute of
Technology, shared their experiences
and need for a pay raise. Darrow
explained how she continued to help
students and substitutes even while
struggling with breast cancer and how
costs have gone up. She noted since
the district has a copy limit and made
other supply cuts, teachers are paying
Redwood City teachers seek raises
Large crowd protests at school board meeting
Main Street Bridge
found vandalized
Half Moon Bay officials discover damage at
contentious time about structures future
By Samantha Weigel
Blatant vandalism of the historic Main Street Bridge in
Half Moon Bay has spurred an investigation through the
District Attorneys Ofce that comes in the wake of a heated
debate over whether the bridge should be rehabilitated or
replaced that is set to hit the June ballot.
After a scoping session of the bridge March 15, city staff
discovered ve 1.5- to 2-inch diameter holes that had
recently been bored several feet into the bridges concrete
arch and supporting walls. Staff also noted an additional
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FBI sting shows
underworld of San
Gun control
advocates say
lawmaker arrest is
See SCANDAL, Page 31
See RAISES, Page 31 See BRIDGE, Page 23
See PG&E, Page 23
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Actress Julia Stiles
is 33.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
The Spanish Civil War neared its end
as Madrid fell to the forces of
Francisco Franco.
It isnt what people think thats important,
but the reason they think what they think.
Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994)
Actor Vince
Vaughn is 44.
Singer Lady Gaga
is 28.
An eagle owl uffs out its feathers as it sits on one foot on a branch in its enclosure at the Grugapark in Essen, Germany.
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Highs around 60. South winds 10 to 20
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Saturday night: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers.
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I n 1834, the U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew
Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of
the United States.
I n 1854, during the Crimean War, Britain and France
declared war on Russia.
I n 1898, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim
Ark, ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese
immigrants was a U.S. citizen.
I n 1914, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Edmund
Muskie was born in Rumford, Maine.
I n 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople
and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
I n 1935, the notorious Nazi propaganda lm Triumph des
Willens (Triumph of the Will), directed by Leni
Riefenstahl, premiered in Berlin with Adolf Hitler present.
I n 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned
herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.
I n 1943, composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died in Beverly
I n 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight
D. Eisenhower, died in Washington, D.C., at age 78.
I n 1979, Americas worst commercial nuclear accident
occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at
the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.
I n 1990, President George H.W. Bush presented the
Congressional Gold Medal to the widow of U.S. Olympic
legend Jesse Owens.
I n 1994, absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco died in Paris
at age 84.
Ten years ago: French President Jacques Chiracs govern-
ment suffered stinging defeats in regional elections seen as
a vote of censure against painful economic reforms.
Trigger cuts to cost county
The week of March 28, 2009, San
Mateo County Manager David Boesch
said the county stood to lose $46 mil-
lion under the recently adopted state
budget agreements and
the gure was set to rise
after the June revision
of revenue estimates.
The state spending
agreement had an estimated $15.6
million hit against the countys
budget with millions depending on
what happens on both the state and
national level in the coming months.
Boesch said the numbers continued
to change and would be further impact-
ed by the states update and if
California received $10 billion in fed-
eral stimulus funds.
San Mateo County was struggling
with its own budget and anticipated
either laying off or re-assigning 40
lled positions on top of its hiring
freeze and other cuts.
City investigates
forming own power company
The week of March 28, 2009,
Belmont Councilman Bill Dickenson
announced his idea for pulling the
plug on Pacic Gas and Electric and
forming a new municipal utility.
Dickenson wanted the city to exam-
ine the idea of forming its own munic-
ipal electric utility district. It would
allow Belmont more exibility when
determining ways to deliver power to
its residents, he said.
The council considered the idea the
year prior and heard a report regarding
ways to split from PG&E at its meet-
ing on Tuesday of that
week. It explored four
options a city munici-
pal utility created and
governed by the council, a
municipal utility district
that represents two or more
public agencies and is harder to form,
partnering with another municipal
utility like the one in Palo Alto or
forming a joint utility agency with
other cities, according to the report.
Love triangle murder mistrial
After deliberating more than a week,
jurors the week of March 28, 2009,
declared they were hopelessly dead-
locked in the trial of a Hayward man
accused of murdering his lovers hus-
band in 2006 in her Redwood city
Judge Mark Forcum declared a mis-
trial in the case of Samuel Blackmon,
46, after jurors announced they were
split 7 to 5 in favor of guilty but could
not reach a unanimous verdict.
The mistrial came eight days after
jurors began deliberating in the case
which largely hinged on a series of
cell phone calls pinpointing
Blackmon in San Mateo County the
night of the murder, a debated mixture
of DNA found on a rope around
Hendersons wrist and the testimony
of Beatriz Butler with whom both men
were involved.
On July 6, 2006, Butler discovered
Henderson face down in her Second
Avenue apartment, shot in the back of
the head and with a rope around one
hand, after she returned from work as a
nurses assistant at Sequoia Hospital.
The door was unlocked and
the apartment slightly ran-
Cops deaths
put murder trial on hold
The capital murder trial of accused
East Palo Alto copkiller Alberto
Alvarez was placed on hold the week of
March 28, 2009, for ve months after
defense attorneys questioned if
prospective jurors about to be
screened for duty might be inuenced
by the bloody Oakland weekend which
left four officers dead and another
wounded at the hands of a parolee.
Jury selection in Alvarezs trial was
scheduled to begin Monday of that
week, following weeks of pre-trial
motions, with opening statements
anticipated for the next month.
Instead, Judge Craig Parsons on
Monday of that week agreed with the
defense to delay jury selection until
Aug. 24, 2009, out of concern
prospective jurors would be unduly
inuenced by the national publicity
generated by the shootings.
From the archives highlights stories origi-
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Friday March 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Samuel Steve Erlich
Samuel Steve Erlich, 64, of San Mateo, died peacefully
Sunday, March 23, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Born in Poland to Joe and Anna Erlich and moved to
California at age 16. He attended Hollywood High School in
Los Angeles but lived most of his life in Northern
Steve attended the University of Southern California and
the University of California at Berkeley studying civil
engineering. He was an entrepreneur as well as a commercial
Realtor. Steve will be remembered for his gregarious nature
and larger than life personality. In his spare time, he
enjoyed traveling, ne dining and spending time with his
family and friends.
Steve is survived by his wife Bella Erlich, daughter
Sharon Erlich, son-in-law Chris Pitchford and granddaugh-
ter Alyssa Pitchford.
The service is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the
Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel, 1111 Alameda de las
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Disturbance. A person reported hearing footsteps on the
roof of a building on Leahy Street before 1:06 a.m. Tuesday,
March 25.
Suspicious circumstance. An elderly woman reported
hearing two women and one man trying to break into her
house on Veterans Boulevard before 3:58 a.m. Tuesday,
March 25.
Vandalism. Aman said his neighbors car and van were van-
dalized on Elm Street before 7:17 a.m. Tuesday, March 25.
Hit-and-run. Abig-rig with an orange cab and white trailer
reportedly hit a signal light pole on the center island at
Winslow Street and Whipple Avenue before 10:26 a.m
Tuesday, March 25.
Vandalism. A glass window was broken and a blood trail
was left behind on the 100 block of San Luis Avenue before
10:09 p.m. Friday, March. 14.
Fraud. Awoman was reported for taking food from a cafete-
ria on the 200 block of El Camino Real before 1:27 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 27.
Fraud. A man was alerted by his bank that a person was
attempting to transfer $9,450 out of his account on the 400
bock of San Mateo Avenue before 1:54 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
Police reports
But he couldnt say why
Aman was told a secret and then punched in the face at
Whitehall Lane and Selby Lane in Redwood City before
3:33 p.m. Thursday, March 20.
By Michelle Durand
An appellate court yesterday denied con-
troller hopeful Joe Galligans latest attempt
to keep opponent Juan Raigoza off the June
ballot based on the validity of his nancial
Galligan petitioned the First District
Court of Appeals on Wednesday arguing
Elections Chief Mark Church cannot con-
sider Raigoza a legally qualied candidate
because he doesnt hold any of the required
certicates, has not served as auditor or
chief assistant auditor for at least three
years or otherwise meet the established
With the printing of ballots imminent,
Galligan sought a temporary restraining
order to give the court time to consider the
merits of his appeal.
On Thursday afternoon, the court denied
the appeal.
Raigoza said
Galligans repeated
efforts to keep him off
the ballot are wasting
precious taxpayer
resources and that
frankly, its unfortunate
he cant appreciate my 13
years of leadership expe-
Raigoza was named assistant county con-
troller in 2012 and holds both an account-
ing degree and MBA. Galligan contends his
experience does not rise to the level of
senior scal manager as intended by the
Legislature when establishing the job qual-
ications of a county controller.
Galligan is a certied public accountant.
On Monday, San Mateo County Superior
Court Judge Joseph Scott called the quali-
cation ambiguous and denied Galligans
challenge which led to
this now-denied appeal.
Galligan claimed Scott
erred in his interpreta-
tion and that with
Raigoza on the ballot,
the public will be
irreparably harmed by
possibly being
deceived into voting
for an unqualied candi-
date and public funds will be spent on an
unnecessary election.
Galligan said he always wanted to get the
issue before an appellate court because a
judge at that level rather than in the
Superior Court is best equipped to determine
the meaning of the term. Even with his
appeal denied, Galligan said the issue needs
resolution to stave off future confusion.
I hope that the courts or Legislature
dene the wording of senior scal manage-
ment so no one else has to go through this
process, Galligan said.
During Mondays hearing, current
Controller Bob Adler took the stand to tes-
tify that he believed Raigoza to be a senior
scal manger while serving as a nancial
services manager II but admitted on cross-
examination he has already endorsed
Scott also indicated that voters were best
to decide the question of qualifications,
according to Galligans petition.
Prior to the court issuing its denial yes-
terday, Raigoza said he had faith in the elec-
I think voters will see through this
veiled attempt to discredit me, he said.
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Public works
employee facing jail
A 30-year Burlingame Public
Works Department employee is
facing up to
120 days jail
for fueling up
his personal
vehicle at the
city motor pool
pump once a
week for three
L e o p o l d o
G a u d e n i c o
Egcasenza, 62,
took 1,409 gallons of gas worth
$5,107.93 between July 2010 and
Oct. 26, 2013, according to prose-
The improper fueling was dis-
covered during a routine audit
when a supervisor reportedly
noticed Egcasenza gassing up dur-
ing his off-duty hours and, after
being confronted, admitted using
the pump for his personal use.
On Wednesday, Egcasenza
pleaded no contest to one felony
count of theft of government
property. In return, he was prom-
ised no more than 120 days jail
when sentenced May 14. A judge
may consider less if he makes full
restitution by the sentencing
Egcasenza is free from custody
on a $15,000 bail bond.
Major-injury crash
on State Route 92
Amotorcyclist was hospitalized
with major injuries Thursday after-
noon after being thrown over the
center divide in an accident on
State Route 92 in Foster City.
The accident happened around
1:30 p.m. near the Foster City
Boulevard offramp.
Former Sprint manager
jailed for embezzlement
The former manager of a
Redwood City Sprint store was
sentenced to six
months jail for
r e p o r t e d l y
stealing more
than $11, 000
in cash and tak-
ing roughly
$16,000 worth
of merchandise.
R o d r i g o
Cevallos, 38,
was also placed
on three years of probation and
ordered to attend both Gamblers
Anonymous and Alcoholics
Anonymous meetings.
Cevallos pleaded no contest to
one count of embezzlement in
Cevallos reportedly committed
the thefts on seven occasions
between Oct. 24, 2011, and March
27, 2012. Prosecutors say he stole
the $11,240 cash total meant for
deposit at the end of the work day
on top of taking the goods. He
denied committing any crimes.
Police: Man trespassed
on school grounds
South San Francisco police are
on the lookout for a man who was
seen running away from an ele-
mentary school playground
Thursday morning.
Around 10 a.m., several students
saw the man walk onto school
grounds in the 1200 block of
Miller Avenue.
The students alerted their teacher
to the mans presence, and police
say the teacher also saw the man as
he ran to his car and drove away.
Police describe the man as being
either white or Hispanic with a
light complexion, between 25 and
35, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a slen-
der body and curly brown hair. He
may also have had a mustache.
His vehicle is described as a
white or light gray older model, 4-
door Toyota or Honda with light
tinting on the windows.
Local briefs
A Redwood City man accused of
torturing the familys 4-month-old
puppy by spraying household
cleaner in its eyes and taping his
mouth shut before eventually suffo-
cating the animal will stand trial for
animal cruelty and child endanger-
Alan Velete, 31, has pleaded not
guilty but was held to answer after a
preliminary hearing Thursday after-
noon. Judge Richard Livermore also
hiked Veletes $37,500 bail to
$50,000. He returns to court April
11 to enter a Superior Court plea and
potentially set a trial date.
Prosecutors say Velete was angry
the terrier mix puppy, Lucky, defe-
cated on the oor so he spent a
month torturing the animal before
killing it. The alleged abuse includ-
ed keeping him crated in the bath-
room, punching and kicking him,
feeding him his bipolar medica-
tions, taping his
mouth shut,
spraying house-
hold cleaner in
his eyes and
hanging him in
a duffel bag from
the shower while
he whimpered.
Some of the
abuse reportedly
happened in
front of his 4-year-old daughter.
Velete eventually suffocated
Lucky and took him away in a duffel
bag after which the girlfriends
mother, who had been too terried
to contact authorities before, nal-
ly called the police, according to
the District Attorneys Ofce.
Velete reportedly blamed the
actions on mental issues.
Velete, who has prior convictions
for assault and domestic violence,
is on both felony and misdemeanor
Dad to trial for
torturing and
killing puppy
Alan Velete
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By Michelle Durand
A66-year-old man convicted of
torching a car at the Daly City
Department of Motor Vehicles is
charged with robbing $5,000
from a Redwood City bank two
days after his release with credit
for time served on the felony
arson charge.
Hugo Carranza, who accumulat-
ed the time awaiting trial and
while committed to a state hospi-
tal for several months, has plead-
ed not guilty in the new bank rob-
bery case. He was scheduled for a
preliminary hearing Thursday but
his court-appointed attorney
asked for more time.
On March 14, a man later identi-
ed as Carranza walked into the
Bank of America at 700 Jefferson
Ave. around 2:10 p.m. and
demanded of a teller Give me
$5,000 in a box!
The teller reported being con-
fused by the request and asked if he
wanted to make a withdrawal from
his account. The man replied No,
from the bank and simulated hav-
ing a gun in his pocket. The teller
gave the man the money and trig-
gered the silent alarm which led
police to wait for the robber when
he exited the bank. All the money
was recovered.
In the earlier case, Carranza
was angry
because he paid
fines at DMV
after San
F r a n c i s c o
police towed
his vehicle due
to an expired
registration but
could not get it
released. On
April 23, 2012, he filled a bottle
with oil or gas, randomly select-
ed what he thought was an
employees vehicle and poured
the liquid over two tires before
lighting them on fire. The 2008
Cadillac Escalade was scorched
and the flames also damaged a
Honda in an adjacent space.
A witness reported seeing
Carranza walk away from the
scene and the arson was reportedly
caught on tape. At the scene,
Carranza walked up to a police
lieutenant and said Im the one
who did it, according to prosecu-
After his arrest, Carranza was
declared incompetent and hospi-
talized. Last August, he returned to
San Mateo County for prosecution
after hospital staff declared him
restored and two days before his
robbery arrest settled his case
with a plea deal.
He is in custody on $50,000
Arsonist charged
with bank robbery
Hugo Carranza
By Carolyn Thompson
Every month that Gregory
Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law
school loans is another month of
not qualifying for a decent mort-
Every payment toward their stu-
dent loans is $900 Dr. Nida
Degesys and her husband arent
putting in their retirement savings
They believe theyll eventually
climb from debt and begin using
their earnings to build assets
rather than ll holes. But, like the
roughly 37 million others in the
U.S. saddled with $1 trillion in
student debt, they may never catch
up with wealthy peers who began
life after college free from the bur-
The disparity, experts say, is
contributing to the widening of
the gap between rich and everyone
else in the country.
If you graduate with a B.A. or
doctorate and you get the same job
at the same place, you make the
same amount of money, said
William Elliott III, director of the
Assets and Education Initiative at
the University of Kansas. But
that money will actually mean less
to you in the sense of accumulat-
ing assets in the long term.
Graduates who can immediately
begin building equity in housing
or stocks and bonds get more time
to see their investments grow,
while indebted graduates spend
years paying principal and inter-
est on loans. The standard student
loan repayment schedule is 10
years but can be much longer.
The median 2009 net worth for a
household without outstanding
student debt was $117,700, nearly
three times the $42,800 worth in a
household with outstanding stu-
dent debt, according to a report co-
written by Elliott last November.
About 40 percent of households
led by someone 35 or younger
have student loan debt, a 2012 Pew
Research Center analysis of gov-
ernment data found.
$1T student loan debt widens wealth gap
By John Rogers
LOS ANGELES Attorneys for
a group seeking to eliminate
tenure protection for California
teachers argued Thursday that such
iron-clad job security makes it
almost impossible to fire an
incompetent instructor.
Attorneys for the teachers and
the state responded that the real
problem lies not with bad teachers
but with unqualied school admin-
The conicting opinions were
expressed during nearly ve hours
of closing arguments in the trial of
a lawsuit asking that the courts
strike down as unconstitutional
several laws providing teachers
with tenure, seniority-based job
protection and other benet s.
At the end of the day, Superior
Court Judge Treu, who is hearing
the case without a jury, indicated it
could be several weeks before he
issues a ruling.
The court has not made up its
mind as to how it will rule, Treu
said, adding he was giving both
sides until April 10 to submit fur-
ther arguments in writing. After
that, he said, the law requires that
he rule within 90 days.
Attorneys argue value of state teacher tenure laws
If you graduate with a B.A. or
doctorate and you get the same job at the
same place, you make the same amount of money.
... But that money will actually mean less to you in
the sense of accumulating assets in the long term.
William Elliott III, director of the
Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas
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By Andrew Taylor
WASHINGTON Legislation to give
doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming
24 percent cut in their payments from
Medicare overcame turbulence in the House
on Thursday and appears on track to clear
the Senate next week, possibly just hours
before a Monday midnight deadline.
The bill passed the House Thursday on a
surprise voice vote after an hour-long delay
signaled GOP leaders were having difculty
mustering the two-thirds vote to pass the
bill under fast-track procedures. Prominent
Democrats withheld support, as did a host of
rank and le Republicans, which led top
leaders in both parties to call off a roll call
vote and ease the measure through with a
wink and a nod.
The vote was engineered by Majority
Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., with cooperation
from top Democrats, particularly Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
It came after several leading Democrats
weighed in against the bill, which would
patch the Medicare fee system for 12
months. They complained that the tempo-
rary measure would set back efforts to nd a
permanent fix for the programs flawed
Medicare payment formula, which has
bedeviled lawmakers for more than a decade.
There is widespread support for legislation
to permanently solve the problem, but no
agreement on how to pay for it.
The measure represents the 17th time
Congress has stepped in with a temporary
x to a poorly designed Medicare fee formu-
la that dates to a 1997 budget law. The
House vote came after efforts to permanent-
ly x the formula appeared to have zzled.
Democrats such as Reps. Frank Pallone of
New Jersey and Henry Waxman of
California said they would oppose the
measure because it would hurt the effort to
nd a permanent solution to the problem
For 10 years we have been trying to x
the sustainable growth rate in Medicare and
for 10 years we have kicked the can down
the road with 17 different short term patch-
es, said Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash.
Pelosi, however, swung behind the legis-
lation, which also had strong support from
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of
Nevada, President Barack Obamas most
powerful ally on Capitol Hill.
The simple fact is that the clock is tick-
ing, and on March 31st, its bad news for
seniors and for the doctors who treat them
in the Medicare program, Pelosi said.
House approves bill to stop cut to Medicare doctors
By Mike Stobbe
NEW YORK The governments esti-
mate of autism has moved up again to 1 in
68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in
two years.
But health officials say the new number
may not mean autism is more common.
Much of the increase is believed to be from
a cultural and medical shift, with doctors
diagnosing autism more frequently, espe-
cially in children with milder problems.
We cant dismiss the numbers. But we
cant interpret it to mean more people are
getting the disorder, said Marisela Huerta,
a psychologist at the New York-
Presbyterian Center for Autism and the
Developing Brain in suburban White
Plains, N.Y.
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention released the latest estimate
Thursday. The Atlanta-based agency said
its calculation means autism affects rough-
ly 1.2 million Americans under 21. Two
years ago, the CDC put the estimate at 1 in
88 children, or about 1 million.
The cause or causes of autism are still
not known. Without any blood test or
other medical tests for autism, diagnosis
is not an exact science. Its identified by
making judgments about a childs behav-
Thursdays report is considered the most
comprehensive on the frequency of autism.
Researchers gathered data in 2010 from
areas in 11 states Alabama, Arizona,
Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland,
Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina,
Utah and Wisconsin.
The report focused on 8-year-olds
because most autism is diagnosed by that
age. The researchers checked health and
school records to see which children met
the criteria for autism, even if they hadnt
been formally diagnosed. Then, the
researchers calculated how common autism
was in each place and overall.
The CDC started using this method in
2007 when it came up with an estimate of 1
in 150 children. Two years later, it went to
1 in 110. In 2012, it went to 1 in 88.
U.S. autism estimate rises to 1 in 68 children
Commanders fired in
nuke missile cheating scandal
WASHINGTON The Air Force took the
extraordinary step Thursday of ring nine
midlevel nuclear commanders and announc-
ing it will discipline dozens of junior ofcers
at a nuclear missile base, responding rmly
to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a
far longer period than originally reported.
A10th commander, the senior ofcer at the
base, resigned and will retire from the Air
Air Force ofcials called the discipline
unprecedented in the history of Americas
intercontinental ballistic missile force. The
Associated Press last year revealed a series of
security and other problems in the ICBM
force, including a failed safety and security
inspection at Malmstrom Air Force Base,
Mont., where the cheating occurred.
In an emotion-charged resignation letter
titled ALesson to Remember, Col. Robert
Stanley, who commanded the 341st Missile
Wing at Malmstrom, lamented that the repu-
tation of the ICBM mission was now tar-
nished because of the extraordinarily selsh
actions of ofcers entrusted with the most
powerful weapon system ever devised by
Christie cleared in his
own probe, but others loom
NEW YORK Lawyers hired by New
Jersey Gov. Chris Christies administration
said Thursday the governor was not involved
in the plot to create trafc jams last fall, a
conclusion that left the lead lawyer defending
the integrity of his report, which came ahead
of the results of separate and ongoing federal
and legislative investigations.
The taxpayer-funded report released by for-
mer federal prosecutor Randy Mastro relied
on interviews with Christie and other of-
cials in his administration who were not
under oath and 250,000 documents, many
of them emails and text messages.
Around the nation
For 10 years we have been trying to
x the sustainable growth rate in Medicare
and for 10 years we have kicked the can down
the road with 17 different short term patches.
Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash.
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By Paul Larson
Thank you thank
you thank you.
This is what I hear
over and over, year
after year, from
families that we
serve. Either
verbally or in hand-written cards or letters
families say thank you: Thank for your
help; Thank you for all you have done to
make this process easier; Thank you for
making this final tribute to my mother one
which will be fondly remembered; Thank
you for your advice; Thank you for being
there for us at a time we needed you most;
Thank you for making it all easy for us;
Thank you for being a friend, etc. To hear
Thank you time and time again is a
confirmation for me that our Chapel of the
Highlands crew is doing their best to serve
families whove been through a death, in an
appropriate and professional manner, and
that we are doing the right thing in caring
for families during a difficult situation, in
turn making it more of a comfort for them.
Normally saying Youre welcome is
the correct response. Youre welcome, or
You are welcome, can be taken a number
of different ways. Generally it means you
are always a welcome guest. It can also be
taken as a blessing meaning you wish
wellness on the person who thanked you.
Wishing wellness or health to anyone is a
nice gesture. In recent years though we all
have witnessed the term Youre welcome
being substituted with Thank you back at
the person who is doing the thanking. This
is OK, but saying Youre welcome first
is taken as a hospitable and warm gesture.
Now that Thank you and Youre
welcome have been established, I would
like to say thank you back to the families we
serve: Thank you for supporting the Chapel
of the Highlands. Thank you for your
faithful patronage. Because of you we have
been able to continue with our high
standards and excellent level of service for
many years, since 1952. Thank you to those
families who weve helped so many times in
the past. Thank you to the new families
whove discovered that we offer them
respect and provide the dignified care that
their loved one deserves.
Your support, and the continued interest
from the community in our service, is what
keeps us going strong and available when
we are needed. Our costs have always been
considered fair, and the funds taken in for
our services are also very much appreciated.
Those Chapel of the Highlands funds along
with our support sifts back to the community
in different ways. Donations to local causes,
along with the donation of time through
membership in service organizations such as
Lions, I.C.F., Historical Society, Chamber
of Commerce, etc. is natural for us. Giving
back as a volunteer via these groups helps in
binding us with our neighbors, together
creating a better community for the future.
All in all there are many ways to say
Thank you. Doing so in a variety of ways
can create a circle of gratitude, in turn
making our community a better place.
If you ever wish to discuss cremation,
funeral matters or want to make pre-
planning arrangements please feel free to
call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF
THE HIGHLANDS in Millbrae at (650)
588-5116 and we will be happy to guide you
in a fair and helpful manner. For more info
you may also visit us on the internet at:
Creating A Circle Of Gratitude
By Saying Thank You
By Garance Burke
SAN FRANCISCO Beneath the strings
of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways
of the nations oldest Chinatown lies a sin-
ister underworld, according to an FBI crimi-
nal complaint that has stunned even those
familiar with the neighborhoods history of
gambling houses, opium dens and occasion-
al gangland-style murders.
The federal charges, which allege a
California lawmaker accepted money and
campaign donations in exchange for pro-
viding ofcial favors and helping broker an
arms deal, cast harsh light on Chinatowns
tight-knit network of fraternal organiza-
tions and one of its most shadowy charac-
ters, Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow.
Investigators say Chow is the leader
the dragonhead of one of the most pow-
erful Asian gangs in North America.
Chows gang is said to have lured state
Sen. Leland Yee into its clutches through
money and campaign contributions in
exchange for legislative help, as Yee
sought to build his campaign coffers to
run for California secretary of state.
Born in Hong Kong in 1960, Chow came
to the United States at 16 and was reportedly
nicknamed Shrimp Boy by his grand-
mother, in part due to his small stature.
After dropping out of high school, Chow
rose within the ranks of the local Hop Sing
Tong gang after he and his crew survived a
1977 shooting at a Chinatown restaurant
that left ve dead and about a dozen people
Chow then spent a few years inside San
Quentin Prison for a robbery conviction,
and after his release, he started working with
the Hong Kong-based Wo Hop To triad, one
of numerous Chinese underground societies
linked to organized crime. Chow has admit-
ted that as a gang leader, he ran prostitution
rings, smuggled drugs and extorted thou-
sands of dollars from business owners in the
He was given like an unofcial position
of being a leader, but to say he was sophis-
ticated, no. He was more like a forceful
brute, said Ignatius Chinn, a former
California Department of Justice agent who
spent years investigating Chow in the early
FBI sting shows underworld
of San Franciscos Chinatown
By Don Thompson
SACRAMENTO Gun-control groups
said Thursday they were trying to nd a new
legislative leader to champion firearms
restrictions after one of their most outspoken
supporters was charged in a federal gun-traf-
cking case.
People on both sides of the gun control
issue said the charges against state Sen.
Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, may slow con-
sideration of gun legislation this year.
Ironically, while hes being charged with
gun trafcking, next to (U.S. Sen.) Dianne
Feinstein he was probably the second most
outspoken gun control advocate. This really
leaves us scrambling for someone to pick up
that mantle, said Paul Song, executive chair-
man of Courage Campaign, a nonprot advo-
cacy group. If it wasnt so sad it would be
comical. But what were really worried about
is that this will further destroy the momen-
tum for gun control here in California.
Yee was arrested and later freed on bond
Wednesday as federal authorities unsealed
charges against 26 defendants, including
Keith Jackson, Yees campaign aide.
Yees attorney, Paul DeMeester, has said
Yee plans to plead not guilty. His legislative
spokesman, Dan Lieberman, did not respond
to a request for comment Thursday.
Jackson, a former San Francisco school
board president, did not enter a plea
Wednesday as the FBI accused him of being
involved in a murder-for-hire scheme and traf-
cking guns and drugs. He was denied bail
and is due back in court Monday.
Court documents allege that Yee sought
campaign donations in exchange for intro-
ducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms
trafcker. An FBI afdavit says Yee talked
with the undercover agent about acquiring
weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million,
including shoulder-fired missiles, from a
Muslim separatist group in the Philippines.
Organizers said the arrest of Yee particular-
ly clouds the future of two of his gun control
Yees SB47 would prohibit the use of so-
called bullet buttons and other devices that
allow for swift reloading of military-style
assault weapons. His SB108 would require
the state Department of Justice to study safe
rearm storage methods. Both stalled in the
Assembly last year.
I feel very dismayed and upset, said
Amanda Wilcox, an advocate for the Brady
Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, whose
daughter was a victim of gun violence.
Belmont woman takes
son, located in Marin County
A23-year-old Belmont woman was locat-
ed in Marin County Thursday night by the
California Highway Patrol after leaving
Belmont with her 2-year-old son, possibly
in violation of a court order.
At approximately 4:40 p.m., Belmont
police received a call that the woman had
left her home with her son in violation of a
custody order. Belmont police immediately
initiated an investigation and notied Bay
Area law enforcement to be on the lookout
for the womans gray 2013 Volkswagen
Touareg, according to police.
At approximately 6:15 p.m., Belmont
police were notied by the CHP that they
had located the woman and her son,
unharmed in Marin County.
Investigators continue to look into this
incident and are exploring a possible charge
against the woman for violating a court
order, according to police.
Gun control advocates say
lawmaker arrest is setback
A San Francisco police ofcer looks up as items are removed from the Ghee Kung Tong
building, which houses the Chinese Freemasons, in the Chinatown neighborhood.
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By Peter Leonard
KIEV, Ukraine The world rushed
Thursday to help Ukraine, with the
International Monetary Fund pledging up to
$18 billion in loans, the U.N. condemning
the vote that drove Crimea into Russian
hands and the U.S. Congress backing even
harsher sanctions against Russia.
Yet even with such intensive help to prop
up the teetering economy, Ukraines prime
minister warned of painful times ahead from
economic reforms that were sure to drive up
energy prices.
Meanwhile, Yulia Tymoshenko, one of the
countrys most divisive gures, announced
she would run for president a move sure to
impact Ukraines turbulent politics.
President Barack Obama called the swell
of international support a concrete signal
of how the world is united with Ukraine.
The decision to go forward with an IMF
program is going to require a lot of
courage, Obama said, speaking in Rome.
It will require some tough decisions.
In a passionate address to parliament in
Kiev, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
warned that Ukraine was on the brink of
economic and nancial bankruptcy and laid
out the xes needed to put the country back
on track.
The time has come to tell the truth, to do
difcult and unpopular things, Yatsenyuk
said, adding that Ukraine was short $25.8
billion equivalent to the entire state
budget for this year.
The IMF loan, which is expected to range
between $14 billion and $18 billion,
hinges on structural reforms that Ukraine
has pledged to undertake.
Ukraines new government finds itself
caught between the demands of internation-
al creditors and a restive population that has
endured decades of economic stagnation,
corruption and mismanagement.
The reforms demanded by the IMF
which include raising taxes, freezing the
minimum wage and hiking energy prices
will hit households hard and are likely to
strain the interim governments tenuous
hold on power.
Congress backs bills to aid Ukraine
WASHINGTON In a show of solidarity
with President Barack Obama, Congress
spoke with one voice Thursday against
Russias annexation of Crimea, overwhelm-
ingly backing legislation in the House and
Senate to aid cash-strapped Ukraine and
punish Russia.
On a voice vote, the Senate approved a
measure that would provide $1 billion in
loan guarantees to Ukraine and give Obama
broad authority to impose more sanctions
on Russia and President Vladimir Putins
inner circle for Moscows brazen incursion
into Crimea earlier this month.
The House endorsed a different version on
a 399-19 vote that also provides assistance
to Ukraine and penalizes Russia. Lawmakers
hope to send a single bill the Senate
measure to the White House for Obamas
signature by weeks end.
It is vitally important that the United
States, in conjunction with our European
Union and NATO allies, send an unmistak-
able signal that this aggression will not be
tolerated, said House Majority Leader Eric
Cantor, R-Va.
IMF to help Ukraine with
up to $18 billion bailout
Around the nation
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Letters to the editor
By Adam Rak
ast week, the San Carlos
Elementary School District sent a
letter to the city of San Carlos ask-
ing that it consider a land swap. I strongly
support this idea in principle and believe it
can benet the school districts effort to
meet our growing enrollment challenge and
continue to provide a high quality educa-
tion for our children. This land swap also
brings the benet to our community of
adding sorely needed eld space.
We live in a city that supports its
schools and parks. Many families move to
San Carlos for just that reason. In fact, we
anticipate enrollment growth in our
schools by several hundred students in the
coming years. That is why the school dis-
trict has worked diligently over the past
few years to develop a Facilities Master
Plan (FMP) to update our facilities and pre-
pare for that growth.
The FMP includes a plan to relocate
Charter Learning Center (CLC) to make
room for a fourth-, fth-grade school on
the Tierra Linda campus. About a year ago,
the school board directed the district to
search for new land to move CLC. Land is
at a premium in San Carlos, particularly
when looking for a 4-acre parcel suitable
for a new school. After a signicant search,
it was determined that the best option is
the city-owned parcel on Crestview Drive
near Marigold Lane. The district is propos-
ing to swap approximately 4 acres of land
on the upper Tierra Linda (TL) campus for a
roughly equivalent amount of land on
Crestview. The Tierra Linda property could
in turn be used by the
city to add needed eld
and park space. While we
have to work out details
with the city, I believe
that this land swap can
provide a signicant ben-
et for all of San Carlos.
What happens if we are
unsuccessful in negotiat-
ing a deal to swap the two parcels? The dis-
trict needs to meet its growing enrollment.
We cannot continue to cram more students
into our existing schools. We have to
expand the capacity of our facilities. If a
land swap is not possible, we are left to
look at three of our existing campuses for
the solution.
We could move CLC to Arundel or
Heather or add a third school to Tierra
Linda. Each option would mean increased
trafc and the loss of either eld space or in
the case of Arundel, tennis courts.
As an example, there is available land at
TL, but adding 400 students there will
greatly impact trafc. We only have one
entrance to a two school (Tierra Linda and
Charter Learning Center) campus that
already houses about 1,000 students. Add
Carlmont High School to the mix, which is
expected to grow by several hundred more
than its current 2,000-student population,
and you have the potential for a trafc
nightmare. Building on upper TL would
also mean losing forever four acres of land
that could be developed as recreational
space for the city and its citizens.
I understand that placing Charter on
Crestview Drive will impact those resi-
dents in the immediate area. There will be
some increased trafc and noise. But it is
important to remember that the city is also
entertaining an offer to develop that site
with townhouses. So we stand to lose that
space regardless. The difference will be
whether a school is built on that site, and
more usable open space is created or more
development will occur and we will have to
build on an existing campus, exacerbating
trafc and reducing precious eld space.
The city has already approved development
of the Transit Village, would like to devel-
op Wheeler Plaza and could develop the
Crestview site. These developments will
likely bring more families and school-age
kids to our already impacted schools.
I dont oppose development in San
Carlos. There are positive aspects that can
improve our city. However, we have to be
smart about development. We have to think
about what will bring the most benet to
the community. There is no perfect solu-
tion, but the proposed land swap is the best
current option we have, and it provides a
tremendous opportunity for the district and
the city to work together for the benet of
the entire community.
Adam Rak is president of the San Carlos
Elementary School District Board of
Another Democrat gun runner
First, it was the Obama administration
running 2,000 assault weapons across the
border to Mexican drug cartels (Fast and
Furious scandal), killing hundreds of
Mexican citizens and two U.S. federal law
enforcement ofcers. Now, we have the
case of Democrat state Sen. Leland Yee
dealing with gun runners for a variety of
weapons including shoulder-red rockets.
These are the same Democrats who lecture
us about gun control. The Democrats have
no credibility on the issue of gun control.
Gary Missel
Redwood City
The letter writer is the
former Burlingame police chief.
Vote for new people
Once again, one of our esteemed local
politicians/public servants/community
leaders got caught with a hand in the old
cookie jar (Senator arrested in March 27
edition of the Daily Journal).
And frankly, I would expect nothing less,
as it seems to happen in various forms on a
regular basis. But what does bother me this
time is the fact that he was a staunch sup-
porter of gun legislation. Yet one of the
main allegations is gun running. Why?
Are our elected ofcials really that stu-
pid? Are we really that stupid to elect them
in the rst place? Does the longevity of
public service build an entitlement (beyond
the law syndrome)? Or are we John Q.
Public just used to voting by name recogni-
tion? Wake up people! Vote in new
faces/names every chance you get. No mat-
ter what happens, the odds are better that
we will get better, more honest representa-
tion than what we have now.
Robert Lingaas
San Mateo
Where is the informed voter to turn?
News of Democratic state Sen. Leland Yees
indictment on corruption, to add to those
of Democratic state Sen. Ron Calderon for
accepting bribes and Democratic state Sen.
Rodrick Wright for voter fraud and perjury
has elements of the progressive
Democratic party seemingly more
copacetic with the Sopranos than the
Turning to the Republican Party, their
conception of a political leader places their
faith in noted intellectuals such as Sarah
Palin and Rick Perry for a ailing attempt
to be relevant. Liberals turn right and see
incompetence. Conservatives turn left and
see corruption. If you are registered
Independent as I am, you survey the politi-
cal landscape and it looks like the B.S. is
pretty much evenly distributed.
John Dillon
San Bruno
Land swap: A win for San Carlos Its stranger
than fiction
h my god. When exactly did San
Mateo County and San Francisco
politics become an episode of The
Shrimp Boy, Dragon Head and Uncle
Leland are just a few of the names that
could be bandied about as easy as
Proposition Joe, for those of you familiar
with the character from the popular HBO
TV series by David
And yet here we
are still trying to
digest all the alle-
gations and rami-
cations of the FBI
criminal indict-
ments against state
Sen. Leland Yee, D-
San Francisco/San
Mateo, and 25 oth-
ers in a tangled web
of drugs, money
laundering, gun
trafcking, favor trading, campaign contri-
butions, murder-for-hire, fraud and trafck-
ing in contraband cigarettes.
On Thursday, Yee stepped away from his
campaign for California secretary of state
and will likely face suspension from the
state Senate Friday if he does not resign. If
hes suspended, he still gets paid, so he
probably should be expelled. Hes not
going to do any good there anyway.
Yee was in debt from his failed mayoral
run and the allegations in the indictment
show he was trying some nefarious means
to replenish his coffers. Some might even
suggest he was running for secretary of
state to ensure he would not remain in debt.
Money corrupts.
After digesting some of this mind-blow-
ing material related to Yee, I couldnt help
but think of the last time I saw him about a
month ago. Yee came to the Daily Journal
ofce with no specic agenda, though typi-
cally state legislators will drop by early in
a session to talk about their bill package
and the overall environment in the
Capitol. So the request to stop by wasnt
surprising. But when he was here, I had to
prompt him to talk about his bills. I had
assumed it was because he was half-way
signed off since he was spending about half
his time campaigning for secretary of
state. Even talking about that campaign,
he was lackluster, mentioning he was sur-
prised by the states topography. He also
mentioned that he understands why some
people might want to have guns in remote
areas of the state because of the time it
might take for law enforcement to arrive
and tried to characterize himself as not an
anti-gun guy, despite his anti-gun legisla-
The conversation was light, almost
whimsical, and he denitely seemed looser
than in the past, when he was brass tacks
about his legislative ideas and political
agenda. As the conversation ended, he
wanted to thank me for my support over
the years, even though we didnt support
him in 2006 when he ran for state Senate
and had some fairly substantial differences
over the years. His last point was that he
always fought hard for public access to
information and that he was steadfast
against legislation last year that would
have made certain public records act
requests optional. It was as if he wanted to
say hes done some good in the state
Senate and that we should remember that. I
assumed he meant when we think about our
endorsements for secretary of state, but
now, Im not so sure what he meant.
Either way, its somewhat obvious to say
the recent turn of events is shocking and
sad. But one thing is for sure, if David
Simon does ever want to bring back The
Wire, the indictment would denitely be
excellent source material. Sometimes truth
is stranger than ction.
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Friday March 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 16,264.23 -4.76 10-Yr Bond 2.67 -0.03
Nasdaq 4,151.23 -22.35 Oil (per barrel) 93.89
S&P 500 1,849.04 -3.52 Gold 1,291.90
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Citigroup Inc., down $2.71 to $47.45
The Federal Reserve barred the bank from raising its dividend and
boosting share buybacks, saying its too hard to predict how it would
fare in a sharp downturn.
Baxter International Inc., up $2.72 to $72.80
The health company is splitting into two entities, with one focused on
biopharmaceuticals and the other on medical products.
GameStop Corp., down $1.57 to $37.33
A decline in new releases and slower store trafc dragged the video
game retailers earnings lower than most had expected.
Signet Jewelers Ltd., up $6.68 to $105.03
The parent of Kay Jewelers stores is seeing rising sales at established
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Capstone Turbine Corp., up 5 cents to $2.13
Wal-Mart,the worlds biggest retailer,showcased the microturbine makers
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Clovis Oncology Inc., up $2.82 to $80.32
The biopharmaceutical company gave an update on its early stage,
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Freds Inc., down $1.11 to $18.03
The discount store was stung by falling sales and weaker margins during
the fourth quarter as generic drug prices jumped.
Big movers
By Ken Sweet
NEWYORK It was a bad day to be
an investor in Citigroup or tech
U.S. stock indexes edged lower for a
second day Thursday as investors con-
tinued to retreat from technology
stocks. The technology-heavy Nasdaq
composite index closed at its lowest
level in six weeks.
Bank stocks were also in focus.
Citigroup fell 5 percent after the
Federal Reserve denied the banks plan
to raise its dividend and buy back more
stock. Most other major banks won
approval to raise their dividends.
The Standard & Poors 500 index
lost 3.52 points, or 0.2 percent, to
1,849.04 and the Nasdaq dropped
22.35 points, or 0.5 percent, to
The Dow Jones industrial average
fell a modest 4.76 points, or less than
0.1 percent, to end at 16,264.23. The
blue-chip index beneted from a gain
in Exxon Mobil, which rose $1.54, or
1.6 percent, to $96.24 as the price of
oil increased 1 percent to just over
$101 a barrel.
Once again, the high-ying technol-
ogy stocks that soared in 2013 were
among the hardest hit. Tesla Motors
fell nearly 3 percent, Netix lost 2.2
percent and Google fell 1.6 percent.
The sell-off continues what has
already been a tough month for tech-
nology stocks. Netix is down 18 per-
cent this month, and Twitter and Tesla
have fallen 16 and 15 percent, respec-
Investors say its reassuring to see
some of the air come out of these spec-
ulative technology stocks. Netix is
still is trading at 90 times its expected
2014 earnings; the average for compa-
nies in the S&P 500 index is 17. Tesla
is worth 119 times its expected earn-
ings and Twitter, which hasnt even
made a prot, is trading at more than
3,000 times what analysts expect the
company to earn this year.
Most investors believe that while
Netflix, Tesla and Facebook have
bright futures, the stocks may have
gotten ahead of themselves in recent
The real story in the market is this
valuation correction and risk-off
trade, said Steve Massocca, a fund
manager for the Wedbush Hedged
Dividend Fund. The more speculative
areas have seen money come out of
them in a hurry.
Citigroup was the second-biggest
decliner in the S&P 500 after the
Federal Reserve denied the banks plan
to raise its dividend and buy back more
stock. The bank was one of only ve
to have plans rejected by the Fed. Citi
was the only large U.S.-based commer-
cial bank to face a rebuke from the Fed.
Investors had been bidding up the
big banks stock prices in the weeks
heading into the announcement, in
anticipation that the Fed would allow
the banks, ve years after the nancial
crisis, to return more money to
investors. The nations biggest banks
have proposed $22.79 billion in divi-
dends this year, a 23 percent increase
from a year ago, according to data pro-
vided by Thomson Reuters.
While theres going to be some
winners and losers, these stress test
results will be an overall positive for
the banks because it removes some of
uncertainty in the sector, said Andres
Garcia-Amaya, a global market strate-
gist for J.P. Morgan Funds.
From a long-term perspective,
theyre all in a great place competi-
tively, Massocca said.
As they have often done in recent
weeks, investors looked past the latest
positive reports on the U.S. economy.
The government estimated that the
U.S. economy expanded at a 2.6 per-
cent rate between October and
December, slightly better than previ-
ously thought. Consumer spending
rose at the fastest pace in three years.
The government also said the number
of people seeking U.S. unemployment
benefits fell 10,000 last week to
311,000, the lowest since late
Tech companies, Citigroup tug stocks lower
By Martin Crutsinger
WASHINGTON Once this years
harsh weather has faded, the U.S. econ-
omy could be poised for a breakout
year its strongest annual growth in
nearly a decade.
The combination of an improving
job market, pent-up consumer demand,
less drag from U.S. government poli-
cies and a brighter global outlook is
boosting optimism for the rest of
Many analysts foresee the econo-
my growing 3 percent for the year,
after a weak first quarter that followed
a stronger end of 2013. It would be
the most robust expansion for any
year since 2005, two years before the
Great Recession began.
One reason for the optimism: The
government estimated Thursday that
the economy grew at a 2.6 percent
annual rate in the October-December
quarter, up from its previous estimate
of 2.4 percent. Fueling the gain was
the fastest consumer spending for any
quarter in the past three years.
The numbers pointed to momentum
entering 2014 from consumers, whose
spending drives about 70 percent of
the economy.
Analysts cautioned that the brutal
winter weather has depressed spending
in the January-March. And they think
economic growth has likely slowed to
an annual rate of 2 percent or less this
quarter. Yet that slowdown could pave
the way for a solid bounce-back in the
April-June quarter. Many think growth
will be fast enough the rest of the year
for the economy to grow at least 3 per-
cent for all of 2014.
We think that once temperatures
return to more normal levels, we will
see a lot of pent-up demand released,
said Gus Faucher, senior economist at
PNC Financial Services. People will
be buying cars and homes and making
other purchases that they put off dur-
ing the winter.
Economists have suggested before
that the recovery appeared on the
verge of acceleration, only to have
their expectations derailed by subpar
growth that left unemployment at
painfully high levels.
This time, theres a growing feeling
that the improvements can endure.
Why economists say 2014
could prove breakout year
By Ann Sanner
COLUMBUS, Ohio Nearly every
day for three months, Carl Bechdel had
to make calls or send emails to try to
get family insurance coverage for his
husband and himself under President
Barack Obamas landmark health law.
The Harrisburg, Pa., couple had sent
an insurer their application and a
months premium in early December
but heard nothing. Weeks later, they
were told their application was not
processed because Pennsylvania does-
nt recognize same-sex marriage. So
Bechdel pushed back, repeatedly
explaining their predicament in phone
calls and emails. Finally, they got a
call and apology from the president of
the insurance company last month,
plus a family plan that started in
It was never a matter of price. It was
a matter of respect, said Bechdel, a
60-year-old retired attorney who mar-
ried Dan Miller in 2012 in
Washington, D.C.
For gay couples, access to family
insurance plans under the law is not
guaranteed this year, and their options
run the gamut, mirroring in part the
patchwork of state laws governing
same-sex marriage that have changed
rapidly in recent years.S
In Iowa, where gay marriage is legal,
insurers selling plans in the market-
place created under the law offer poli-
cies to gay couples and families. But
the major company in Tennessees
marketplace does not offer coverage at
all to same-sex couples. Policies vary
by insurer in Florida. And in Ohio, a
couple sued for access to family insur-
ance plans.
Gay couples find uneven access to health insurance
By Desmond Butler
ISTANBUL Turkish authorities
pressed Thursday to block access to
YouTube following similar action
against Twitter, a move sure to pro-
voke further outrage in a country where
social media is widely used.
Turkeys technology minister, Fikri
Isik, said the national telecommunica-
tions authority was imposing the
block as a precaution after an audio
recording of a government security
meeting was leaked on the video-shar-
ing website.
Despite the governments actions,
YouTube was still widely accessible
following the announcement.
Key allies, including the U.S. and
the European Union, had criticized
Turkeys earlier move against Twitter
as a restriction of free speech and a
step backward for Turkish democracy.
That ban came shortly after Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threat-
ened to rip out the roots of Twitter,
which has been a conduit for links to
recordings suggesting government
Turkey moves to block YouTube but attempt fails
Ally files for IPO that could raise more than $3B
MINNEAPOLIS The federal government is getting
ready to sell more than half of its remaining stock in Ally
Financial in a public offering that might raise enough
money to pay back the rest of its taxpayer bailout.
The sale could raise as much as $3.06 billion. That plus
the $15.3 billion the government has already recouped
would make taxpayers whole for the $17.2 billion bailout
that began in 2008.
However, whether or not that happens will be deter-
mined by investor appetite for owning part of a company
that is still shoring up its nances.
Ally was known as GMAC Inc. at the time of its bailout
during the nancial crisis. The company had been the auto
lending arm for General Motors. But it was nearly
wrecked by bad subprime mortgages made by its
Residential Capital unit.
Last May, Ally cut ties to ResCap when the subsidiary
led for bankruptcy protection. Its assets were auctioned
for $3 billion in October.
Ally has also been selling off auto nance operations
in Canada, Mexico, and overseas. The sales and ResCap
move have transformed Ally into a company mostly
focused on U.S. auto lending and banking.
$270M chocolate plant
proof of U.S.s sweet tooth
TOPEKA, Kan. Americans arent losing their taste
for chocolate. Need proof? Look to Kansas, where candy
giant Mars Inc. is operating its rst new plant in 35 years
to churn out millions of sweets every day.
Company ofcials had a grand opening Thursday for the
sprawling, $270 million chocolate plant which they
say exists mostly to meet U.S. demand for its M&Ms and
Snickers-brand candy.
The plant, built south of Topeka, will be able to produce
14 million bite-sized Snickers each day, as well as 39
million M&Ms, enough to ll 1.5 million fun-sized
packs. The company expects the plant to be lling orders
for another 50 years.
With the scent of chocolate in the air, dozens of work-
ers in white uniforms and hairnets cheered as Gov. Sam
Brownback helped turn a lever that brought the machines
to life and signaled the ofcial start of production.
Wal-Mart sues Visa over card fees
NEWYORK Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is suing Visa Inc.
over fees that it charges the worlds largest retailer when
customers use a credit or debit card.
Wal-Mart said Visa conspired with banks to illegally x
and inate fees that retailers pay on card transactions, and
that the fees cost U.S. retailers and shoppers more than
$350 billion between 2004 and November 2012.
Wal-Marts complaint was led Tuesday with the U.S.
District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.
San Francisco-based Visa declined to comment on the
Business briefs
<<< Page 13, Its basketball royalty
when Kentucky, Louisville meet in tourney
Friday, March 28, 2014
By David Brandt
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Like a red and blue
blur, the Dayton Flyers were pressing and
passing, shooting and scoring. The waves
never seemed to stop coming, with 10, 11 and
then 12 players giving them quality minutes.
An exhausted and foul-plagued Stanford
simply couldnt keep up.
The underdog Flyers an 11 seed in this
South Region are now in the Elite Eight for
the rst time since 1984 after an emphatic 82-
72 victory over Stanford on Thursday night.
We had 11 guys score in the game and from
top to bottom, we kept coming and coming,
Dayton coach Archie Miller said. The way
they shared the ball and moved the ball ... it
was a true team effort. Its nice that on the
biggest stage, we acted like ourselves.
Jordan Sibert scored 18 points and freshman
Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12, as
Dayton (26-10) made sure this one wasnt par-
ticularly close after slipping by in the rst
two rounds. The 6-foot-4 Sibert was spectacu-
lar, slashing to the basket and draining 3-
pointers, to help the Flyers lead for almost the
entire night.
Dayton showed its depth early, using a
dozen players in the rst half to wear down
They were relentless, Stanford coach
Johnny Dawkins said. Thats the best way I
can put it.
No. 10 Stanford (23-13) had the superior
post play, but it wasnt enough. Chasson
Randle led the Cardinal with 21 points, but
shot 5 of 21 from the eld. Dwight Powell
added 17 and Stefan Nastic who fouled out
with more than ve minutes left had 15.
Dayton, the last remaining of the six
Atlantic 10 teams in the eld of 68, plays the
winner of UCLA-Florida on Saturday for a trip
to the Final Four.
Sibert nished 7 of 12 from the eld, includ-
ing 4 of 9 from 3-point range. He had plenty
of help, including from Pollard, a 6-foot-6
guard who continually got to the basket and
helped the Flyers stretch their lead in the rst
Stanfords NCAA tournament run ends against Dayton
Dons hold off Knights
CHICAGO Vince Dooley is sure relieved
hes not running an athletic program these
Not after a decision allowing Northwestern
football players to unionize, and what that
might mean for all college sports.
If this ever happens, said Dooley, now
retired after four decades as Georgias football
coach and athletic director, the issues would
be unlimited. What might happen from school
to school, from day to day, from year to year, I
dont know. Im just glad Ive served my time.
Around the country Thursday, coaches and
administrators pondered the potential rami-
cations of the stunning decision by the
National Labor Relations Board, which ruled
the Northwestern football team up to now,
referred to by the NCAAas student-athletes
are actually university employees in every-
thing but name. Therefore, they should be able
to bargain collectively for their fair share of an
industry worth billions.
That set off speculation over what might
happen if the ruling holds up on appeal:
Would the big-revenue sports have
unions, but others be left to fend for them-
Would private school athletes get to
negotiate over issues such as compensation
and health insurance, while their public school
counterparts are denied a spot at the bargaining
Would high-prole programs such as
Notre Dame and Alabama be better positioned
nancially to share a piece of the pie with ath-
letes, leading to an even wider gap between the
haves and have-nots?
I just dont think you can come up with any
kind of formula thats going to be equitable
and fair to all, said John Chaney, who
coached mens basketball at Temple for a quar-
ter-century and was never shy about express-
ing his views on the ills plaguing college ath-
College athlete union raises plenty of questions
By Ben Walker
Mike Scioscia moved his left elder onto
the ineld dirt, then watched him start a dou-
ble play. Matt Williams tried a similar trick
he put his right elder on the grass
behind the mound, only to see a bases-
loaded triple y into the vacated spot.
All over the majors this year, the shift is
From the designer defenses taking over
the game, to expanded replay, to opening
day on a cricket ground in Australia, base-
ball is changing.
Those scraggly beards of the World Series
champion Boston Red Sox? Shaved off,
mostly. Soon Derek Jeter will be gone, too.
You cant do this forever, the Yankees
captain said. Id like to, but you cant do it
Ryan Braun and the Biogenesis bunch are
back in, reckless crashing into catchers is
an automatic out. Robinson Cano, Shin-Soo
Choo and Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka
changed sides, as did Jacoby Ellsbury,
Prince Fielder and Curtis Granderson.
Plus, theres a rookie with real pedigree
sweet Hank the Dog got a second chance. He
found a home in Milwaukee and his own
bobblehead night.
Also, a bright forecast for MVPs Miguel
Cabrera and Andrew McCutchen. After a
bruising winter that left frozen elds in the
Midwest and East, temperatures in Detroit,
Pittsburgh and most spots were supposed to
warm up for Mondays openers.
This spring has been much rougher for
Even before the Dodgers started the sea-
son by sweeping two from the
Diamondbacks in Sydney during Major
League Baseballs rst regular-season games
Down Under, there were serious setbacks.
Major shifts
all around
the majors
See STANFORD, Page 14
See BASEBALL, Page 13
See UNION, Page 15
Aragon third baseman tags out Kings Academys Michael Svozil, who was trying stretch a double into a triple during the Dons 4-3 victory.
By Nathan Mollat
Despite managing only four hits, The
Kings Academy baseball team had the tying
run at third base in its Peninsula Athletic
League Ocean Division game against
Aragon in San Mateo Thursday afternoon.
But Aragon reliever Chris Davis stranded
Dante Poleselli on third by striking out the
Knights cleanup hitter to preserve a 4-3
Aragon victory.
Any time you can get a league win,
youre happy, said Aragon manager Lenny
Souza. But Id be lying to you if I said we
played our best game.
It was a game in which Aragon (2-2 PAL
Ocean, 7-4 overall) seemed to have rmly in
control, but the Dons never enjoyed more
than a two-run lead. The Dons rapped out
nine hits including a Chad Franquez solo
shot leading off the bottom of the rst
inning but they could never put Kings
Academy (1-3, 4-8) away.
[The lead] felt bigger than it was, Souza
said. There were a lot of things that looked
like we were going to open it up.
In addition to his home run, Franquez was
nails on the mound, pitching six innings of
three-hit ball. He struck out ve, but walked
three and hit three other batters.
After a 14-pitch rst inning, Franquez
threw only 14 pitches in the second and
third innings, combined. He ran into prob-
lems in the fourth and sixth innings, but left
after six innings with the lead.
He was amazing, Souza said. He was
ahead of hitters.
And when Franquez led off the Dons rst
at-bat with a bomb to right eld, it appeared
See DONS, Page 14
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Capuchino 8, Sequoia 1
The Mustangs scored ve runs in the rst
inning to post an easy win over the
Cherokees in a Peninsula Athletic League
Bay Division game Thursday.
Karina Chavarria had the big bat for
Capuchino (2-1 PAL Bay, 9-5 overall),
going 3 for 3 with a home run and three runs
driven in. Kaitlin Chang was 3 for 4 with a
pair of RBIs, while Allie Stines, Miki
Solorzano and Taylor Brazil each had a pair
of hits, with Stines scoring twice and
Solorzano hitting a triple.
Raella Dade picked up the win in the
pitchers circle, allowing just one run on
six hits.
Cameron Cosentino drove in the lone run
for Sequoia, scoring Claire Casey, who had
Hillsdale 8, Sequoia 1
The Knights completed the series sweep
of the Cherokees, who have now lost three
Hillsdale (3-1 PAL Ocean, 7-3 overall)
scored twice in the second and added a third
run in the third for a 3-0 lead. Sequoia (1-3,
7-3-1) scored its lone run in the bottom of
the third.
The Knights put the game out of reach
with four runs in the sixth and one more in
the seventh.
Anthony Leary went 2 for 2 with an RBI
for Hillsdale, while Andrew Yarak and Ricki
Urata were both 2 for 4 with an RBI. Adam
Schembri picked up the win on the mound to
improve to 4-0 on the season for the
Jarrett Crowell was 2 for 4 with a double
for Sequoia, while Marcus Avelar was 2 for 3
with a run scored.
Serra 17, Wilson-Oregon 2
James Outman hit for the cycle as the
Padres buried Wilson of Oregon Thursday
afternoon in San Mateo.
Outman went for 4 for 5 with a triple in
the rst inning, a double in third, a single in
the fourth and completed the cycle with a
home run in the sixth.
Angelo Bortolin had a big game himself,
blasting a pair of homers one in the rst
and his second coming in the third inning.
Serra put the game away by scoring a com-
bined 13 runs in the rst two innings, scor-
ing eight in the rst and adding ve more in
the second.
Vinnie Venturi was the recipient of all that
run support, earning the win with 3 1/3
innings of no-hit, no-run ball.
Carlmont 7, Sacred Heart Prep 4
The Scots picked up their rst Peninsula
Athletic League Bay Division with the win
over the Gators Wednesday.
Carlmont (1-2 PAL Bay, 6-5-1 overall)
jumped out to an early 4-0 lead with four
runs in the top of the rst inning. Joe Pratt
drove in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded
double in the rst.
The Scots then added three more runs in
the top of the fourth before SHP (1-2, 6-5)
scored three runs in the bottom of the
Ryan Giberton earned the win for
Carlmont, pitching 3 1/3 innings in relief
of starter Matt Seubert.
The Gators were led offensively by
Andrew Robinson and JR Hardy, who both
drove in a pair of runs.
Boys golf
Harker 191, Sacred Heart Prep 194
The Eagles completed a sweep of the
Atherton schools with the victory over the
Gators Thursday after beating Menlo
Bradley Knox was the medalist for SHP(4-
1 WBAL, 5-1 overall), shooting an even-
par 35. Ryan Galvin nished with a 37 and
Derek Ackerman shot a 39.
Harker (7-0) was led by Avi Khemanis 36,
one of four Eagles to re sub-40 rounds.
Shrish Dwivedi nished with a 37, Dakota
McNealy had a 37 and Sandip Nirmel had a
Harker 192, Menlo School 202
Shrish Dwivedi red an even-par 35 to
lead the Eagles to the win over the Knights
at Palo Alto Hills Country Club Wednesday.
All six of the golfers for Menlo shot
rounds in the 40s, led by Ethan Wongs 40.
William Hseih was a shot back and Riley
Burgess nished with a 42.
Boys tennis
San Mateo 4, Burlingame 3
The Bearcats completed the season sweep
of the Panthers for the rst time in recent
Phalgun Krishna won at No. 3 singles for
San Mateo, 6-1, 6-0, as did Mayur
Ejjalaghatta at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-2. The
Bearcats other two wins came at No. 1 and
No. 2 doubles, with Peter Lowe and Lucas
Yeah winning 6-2, 6-2 in the top doubles
spot and Alex Li and Matt Young winning 6-
1, 6-4.
Burlingame got wins from Matt Miller at
No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1, while Bryan
Anderson cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2
The Panthers won the No. 3 doubles
match behind Michael Resnick and Chris
Hus 6-4, 6-0 win.
Aragon 6, Woodside 1
The Dons moved into second place in the
PAL Bay Division standings, breaking the
tie with the Wildcats.
After losing the No. 1 singles spot,
Aragon (6-1 PALBay, 8-3 overall) swept the
other six matches, doing so in straight sets.
Isaac Wang won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles,
Jonathon Liu won at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-
3, while Mathew Fowler was victorious at
No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-0.
The Dons No. 1 doubles team of Alex
Ilyin at Landers Ngrichemat stayed unde-
feated in PAL play with a 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Tony Wang and Sameer Jain won at No. 2
doubles, 6-3, 6-2 and the team of Fabio
Gallardo and Raayan Mohtashemi complet-
ed the doubles sweep with a 6-2, 6-1 victo-
Hal Tuttle gave Woodside (6-2) its only
win at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-3.
Westmoor 7, Capuchino 0
The Rams stayed undefeated in PAL Ocean
Division play with the victory over the
Westmoor (5-0) had to play only ve
matches because Capuchino had to default at
No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles.
The Rams dropped a total of 15 games in
the match. Gilbert Chan dominated at No. 3
singles, with a 6-0, 6-0 win. Dillon Saw
played nearly as well at No. 1 singles, los-
ing just one game. Adrian Puchalski won his
No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-2, while the No.
2 doubles team of Felix Quan and Max
Nguyen won 6-1, 6-1.
The No.1 doubles tandem of Clarence
Casil and Timothy Chang had to work the
hardest, beating Miguel Salazar and Jhon
Simon 7-5, 6-4.
Menlo School 7, Sacred Heart Prep 0
The Knights cruised to a lopsided victory
over the rival Gators in a West Bay Athletic
League match Wednesday afternoon.
Menlo (6-0 WBAL, 10-3 overall) lost
only 19 games while winning every match
in straight sets.
Lane Leschly, Menlos No. 3 singles
player, had the easiest time, winning his
match without dropping a game, 6-0, 6-0.
Victor Pham at No. 1 singles and Vikram
Chari at No. 4 singles dropped only one
game apiece, while David Ball at No. 2 sin-
gles won 6-1, 6-1.
Boys swimming
Burlingame 104, Mills 67
The Panthers were led by Allessio
Iacovone, who won the 50 freestyle and was
part of two relay wins as they downed the
Vikings in a dual meet Thursday.
Iacovone swam the 50 in a time of 22.69,
which is a Central Coast Section qualifying
time. He then teamed with Jared Stefani,
George Popvic and Justin Sassano to win
the 200 free relay in a time of 1:31.90.
Ernie Ribera replaced Stefani in the 400
free relay as Burlingame won that race in a
time of 3:22.77.
Jake Lin was a two-time winner for Mills,
winning the 200 free in a CCS qualifying
time of 1:48.22. He also posted a CCS qual-
ifying time in the 500 free with a time of
Girls swimming
Burlingame 99, Mills 29
The Panthers dominated the Vi ki ngs
behind a trio of double winners Thursday.
Leah Goldman, who will be swimming at
Duke University next season, won the 200
and 500 freestyles. Niki Reynolds, who will
play water polo at UCLA, won the 50 and
100 free. Freshman Theresa Tang also won
two races, taking the 100 y in a time of
101.75 and the 100 back in 1:03.77.
College softball
College of San Mateo 7, Cabrillo 4
The Lady Bulldogs became the rst team
in the state to win 30 games, downing
Cabrillo Thursday afternoon in San Mateo.
Skania Lemus and Natalie Saucedo hit
back-to-back home runs to start the bottom
of the second inning. Taylor Cruse added a
two-run homer in the fourth inning for CSM
(11-0 Coast Conference South, 30-1 over-
College of San Mateo 7, Gavilan 3
The Lady Bulldogs ran their winning
streak to 25 in a row with the victory of
Gavilan in Gilroy Wednesday afternoon.
Natalie Saucedo (Burlingame) paced the
CSM (10-0 Coast Conference North, 29-1
overall) with a double, triple, two runs
scored and an RBI. Brooke Ramsey
(Aragon) went 3 for 4 with a double and a
pair of RBIs. Talisa Fiame (Terra Nova)
drove in her Northern California-leading
42nd RBI, which is the second most in the
Pitcher Ashlynne Neil (Winters) earned
the win, running her record to 13-1.
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Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, Jarrod Parker
and Luke Hochevar already were out for the year
with Tommy John surgery. Patrick Corbin and
Bruce Rondon later joined them.
Aroldis Chapman is missing at least two
months after getting hit on the head by a line
drive. There was no defense for that, not even
those protective caps now in play for pitchers
likely wouldve saved the Cincinnati reliever.
Defense, though, has rapidly become a major
focus in the majors.
Be it Dodger Stadium or Fenway Park or any-
where in-between, its easy to spot the trend tak-
ing over baseball: Creative ways that clubs are
positioning their elders.
The Detroit Tigers even hired a defensive
coordinator. Ever expect to hear about a defen-
sive coordinator in baseball?
Matt Martin got that job, and pointed to the
overloaded alignments Red Sox slugger David
Ortiz sees on a daily basis.
Thats not out of the norm now. That is the
norm. With left-handers, if youd have seen this
25 years ago, the way they play Big Papi and
15, 20 guys in the league playing like that
youd be, What happened? Did I wake up and
come to a softball game?
Makes perfect sense to Pittsburgh second
baseman Neil Walker.
The data is so undeniable, the defensive met-
rics are so prevalent, he said. You have so
much more information, you should use it.
There were some times a few years ago when
I felt out of place, he admitted. I was out there
in right eld and kind of like, Where am I sup-
posed to be? But we practice it, I practice my
throws from extreme angles and Im comfort-
An hour later, Walker was standing in shallow
right when Phillies slugger Ryan Howard batted
in a spring training game. Walker made a diving
stop on a hard grounder, scrambled to his feet,
but threw the ball past rst base.
Its not an exact science, he said.
Fielding always lagged far behind pitching
and hitting in statistical analysis, mainly
because it was hard to quantify glovework.
Teams are trying hard to play catchup.
Baseball Info Solutions tracks defensive
shifts, and reports there were 8,134 instances in
the majors last season. Thats way up from
4,577 in 2012, and far more than the 2,358 in
Its not as much fun as it used to be, Tampa
Bay manager Joe Maddon lamented.
Everybodys using it.
Maddon is a shifting maven, having
employed four-man outelds and routinely put-
ting three players on one side of the dirt at dif-
ferent depths.
In a recent exhibition, with a runner on third
base, Maddon overshifted his ineld in the mid-
dle of an at-bat. No luck. Awild pitch scored the
Maddon has a theory on why it took teams so
many years to shift around.
They were afraid they might be wrong, he
said. But it always made sense to adjust your
elders. Why would you play someone in a
place where a guy never hits it?
And if a big bopper tries to bunt down the
unprotected third base line, thats OK.
There are times when Im begging him to
bunt against us, Maddon said.
Scioscias strategy paid off this month for the
Los Angeles Angels when his repositioned left
elder handled a grounder and began a bases-
loaded DP in extra innings. Williams,
Washingtons rst-year manager, tried some-
thing with the bases loaded in the eighth and
paid the price.
Offered San Diego manager Bud Black: Yes,
my thinking has changed.
We will move, he said.
So will the Reds, after new Cincinnati manag-
er Bryan Price talks to his men on the mound.
Pitchers can be pretty temperamental about
defensive alignment. We know that, he said.
We want to have the discussion beforehand,
not after.
St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak
wants to start earlier, letting his minor leaguers
get accustomed to moving. On Thursday,
Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter took a
spot in short right eld, elded a grounder and
threw out a runner at rst.
Continued from page 11
By Eddie Pells
INDIANAPOLIS John Calipari sent
Andrew and Aaron Harrison and three other
freshmen to sit behind the microphones and
answer questions about Kentuckys upcoming
Sweet 16 matchup against Bluegrass State
rival Louisville.
Rick Pitino sent up seniors Russ Smith and
Luke Hancock.
That, as much as the 70 miles that separates
the schools, is the gulf between the neighbors
who play Friday in one of the most important
meetings in their long, colorful and not-so-
friendly rivalry.
Eighth-seeded Kentucky plays the one-and-
done game and won a title that way in 2012.
Fourth-seeded Louisville goes for a more
long-term approach and took home its own
championship trophy last season.
Theres so many arguments, Pitino said.
I think the best of all worlds, me personally,
I would like to see exactly what football has.
Whether they stay a minimum of three years
(football), one year (basketball) or something
else, the issue of how athletes t into a col-
lege campus was thrust into the spotlight by
this weeks National Labor Relations Board
decision that dened football players at
Northwestern as employees.
Neither coach would bite when asked how
they felt about the ruling. Has nothing to do
with this game, so I leave it alone, Calipari
But both are well aware of the business side
of their game that fosters the tenuous relation-
ships between players, coaches and schools.
The one-and-done rule has been key in
Caliparis re-emergence as a Final Four coach
over the last six years, and has weighed on the
minds of other coaches, like Pitino, who dont
land the NBA-ready kids as frequently but
often nd themselves competing against
I think were all playing the hand were
dealt, Calipari said. Kids are going on to the
league from us and performing, and Im proud
of that. Would I like to have had them for four
years? Yes. But I also like whats happened for
them and their families.
Calipari, whose 2012 title team came
behind one-and-doner Anthony Davis, now of
the Pelicans, saw the negatives of having to
rebuild every year play out in stark detail this
season. Astarting lineup with ve freshmen
struggled with expectations, sharing, listen-
ing and handling criticism.
Now comes the payoff. Calipari has gured
out how to get the most from the Wildcats (26-
10) and, as a result, they are clicking. Aaron
Harrison has scored 18 and 19 points in the
last two games. His brother had 20 in
Kentuckys 78-76 upset over Wichita State.
Yet another freshman, James Young, made a 3-
pointer that gave Kentucky the lead in that
game with less than 2 minutes to go.
They had to hear how bad they were as
players, how selsh they were, theyre not
together, this isnt a team, Calipari said.
Instead of separating, they stuck together.
They kept believing in the staff and wanted
answers, How do we get this right? and they
accepted answers.
Not that managing a more experienced ros-
ter, with seven players coming off a national
title, has been all smooth sailing for Pitino
and the Cardinals (31-5).
Pitino dismissed Chane Behanan in
December for violating school rules. The
focal point of last years title run, Kevin Ware,
took a medical redshirt for more recovery on
the right leg he snapped gruesomely during
last years regional nal, also in Indianapolis.
I know everyone wants to talk about expe-
rience, Hancock said when asked about the
differences between what a senior knows and
what a freshman knows come this time of
year. But theyve got six, seven, eight, nine,
10 guys that are going to play real hard. We
have the same. Its not going to be too big an
advantage either way.
Since 1983, the teams have met in the regu-
lar season every year.
This seasons game was a 73-66 Kentucky
victory that served as only a brief respite for
the Wildcats, who sank from top-ranked team
at the beginning of the season to out of the
poll by March 10.
The Cardinals were hardly a nished product
at the time, either. Like Kentucky, theyve
saved their best basketball for March. They
won their conference tournament games by an
average of 33, then gured ways to grind out
ugly wins against Manhattan and St. Louis.
Pitino said hes been in the state for 20
years rst as coach of Kentucky and the
game, to me, has really only had difcult con-
sequences for the loser twice.
No. 1 was the 2012 Final Four meeting,
won by Kentucky. No. 2 will be Fridays
People grieve for a year after the game.
People celebrate for a year after the game,
Calipari said. Ive tried to not make it bigger
than it is. But it doesnt work.
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Aragon was destined for an easy victory.
But the Knights just would not go away.
Weve competed all year long, said Kings Academy
manager Andrew Simon. Were a team that doesnt quit. We
just came up a little short.
The Dons had a chance to extend their 1-0 lead in the sec-
ond inning, but ran out of a scoring chance. They did, how-
ever, double their lead in the bottom of the third inning.
Davis singled to left and moved to second on an errant pick-
off attempt that sailed out of bounds. Andy Guzman fol-
lowed and reached on an error, with Davis taking third.
Following a yout, Brennan Carey came to the plate and,
during his at-bat, Guzman broke for second and stopped
when he drew the throw from the catcher. That enabled
Davis to score from third on a delayed double steal to put the
Dons up 2-0.
Kings Academy responded by scoring twice in the top of
the fourth, utilizing its speed. The Knights scored both
their runs in the frame without benet of a hit, but they did
steal three bags three of their seven for the game had
two hit batters and made the Dons pay for their error.
We like running, Simon said. Were not going to be
able to hit very many three-run homers. What it comes
down to is, we just want to win.
Michael Svozil who was 2 for 2 with a double, a walk
and a run scored led off the inning with a walk and went
to second when John Antonicic was hit by a pitch. Both
runners moved up 90 feet on steals and Svozil came home
when Matter Peterson hit into a elders choice, reaching
rst ahead of an Aragon double-play attempt. The Knights
second run of the inning scored on an error and just like
that, the scored was tied at 2.
Aragon, however, took the lead right back in the bottom
of the inning. Spencer Walling walked to lead off the
inning. Brenden Donnelly followed and put down a sacrice
bunt that the Knights couldnt handle and the Dons were in
business with runners on rst and second with no outs.
The Dons caught a break when it appeared Walling was
picked off second, but the umpire ruled the Kings Academy
shortstop had prevented Walling from getting back to sec-
ond and he was awarded third. Donnelly then stole second to
put runners on second and third with one out.
Franquez was intentionally walked to load the bases and
Kevin Hahn made the Knights pay with a sharp RBI single
to right eld to drive in Walling. Davis followed and hit
into a elders choice, driving in Donnelly for the second
run of the inning and a 4-2 Aragon lead.
Then the Aragon defense took center stage. With two outs
in the top of the fth, Svozil launched a drive to deep left-
center eld. The eet-footed Svozil streaked around rst and
headed into second when Simon threw up the stop sign.
Svozil either didnt see it or ignored it altogether and head-
ed to third.
That was a mistake. From deep in the outeld, Hughes
gunned a strike to Davis at third, who was waiting for
Svozil. He tried to head back to second but Davis tagged
him out to end the inning.
Steve Hughes throw to third base was probably the play
of the year, Souza said. Hes made a couple throws like
that (this season).
With Kings Academy threatening in the top of the sixth,
Franquez picked off a runner at rst and then struck out the
batter to end the inning.
Davis struggled a bit in the seventh, giving up a run on a
Poleselli single, but he stuck out the nal two batters to end
the game.
We brought a different attitude into today and it helped,
Souza said. I think we can be pretty damn good.
Continued from page 11
People have been doubting us and not giving us a lot
of credit, Sibert said. I know these guys. I know what
coach wants. We all want to win. At the end of the day we
all want to be considered winners.
Pollard was averaging two points per game, but Miller
didnt hesitate to give him big minutes once he got hot.
This guys a big-time winner, Miller said. Hes not
afraid of anything.
Devin Oliver scored 12 points and Matt Kavanaugh
added 10. Daytons bench had a 34-2 scoring advantage
over Stanford.
The Flyers were good in just about every facet, shoot-
ing 48.3 percent (28 of 58) and dishing 19 assists on 28
eld goals.
They made just about everything they threw at the bas-
ket early. Scoochie Smiths corner 3-pointer put the
Flyers ahead 15-13 early and Stanfords Powell who
averages nearly 14 points per game was quickly ban-
ished to the bench with two fouls.
Foul trouble was an early theme, and a much bigger
problem for Stanford.
The Cardinal rely on a six-man rotation. When the
Flyers would lose a man to foul trouble, they simply
replaced him with someone who was just as capable.
Things went from bad to worse for Stanford late in the
rst half. The Cardinal fell behind by double-digits and
Dawkins was called for a technical foul. Dawkins said it
was the right call.
I was just more or less trying to get my team going,
Dawkins said. I thought we were losing momentum, we
had already burned a timeout and it was a situation where
I wanted to get our guys red up.
It didnt work.
Sibert nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to give
Dayton a 42-29 lead, though the Flyers had to settle for
a 42-32 halftime advantage.
Stanford made a comeback early in the second half
as famous Cardinal supporters Seattle Seahawks corner-
back Richard Sherman and former Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice looked on thanks to strong post
But the Cardinal simply couldnt stay out of foul trou-
ble. Nastic who was leading Stanford with 13 points
at the time picked up his fourth foul with more than 13
minutes remaining and fouled out with more than ve
minutes left.
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Montreal 75 42 26 7 91 195 188
Tampa Bay 73 40 24 9 89 217 195
Detroit 73 33 26 14 80 195 209
Toronto 74 36 30 8 80 216 231
Ottawa 72 29 29 14 72 205 243
Florida 74 27 39 8 62 178 240
Buffalo 73 20 45 8 48 139 218
Pittsburgh 73 46 22 5 97 226 183
N.Y. Rangers 74 41 29 4 86 197 179
Philadelphia 72 38 27 7 83 206 204
Columbus 72 37 29 6 80 204 196
Washington 73 34 27 12 80 212 218
New Jersey 73 31 28 14 76 177 190
Carolina 73 32 32 9 73 184 205
N.Y. Islanders 73 28 35 10 66 204 246
x-St. Louis 73 50 16 7 107 238 164
Chicago 74 42 17 15 99 244 191
Colorado 73 46 21 6 98 224 200
Minnesota 74 37 26 11 85 183 188
Dallas 72 34 27 11 79 203 207
Nashville 74 32 31 11 75 183 219
Winnipeg 73 32 32 9 73 202 213
x-San Jose 74 47 18 9 103 227 177
x-Anaheim 72 47 18 7 101 231 182
Los Angeles 74 43 25 6 92 185 157
Phoenix 74 36 26 12 84 205 209
Vancouver 75 34 30 11 79 183 201
Calgary 73 30 36 7 67 185 214
Edmonton 73 25 39 9 59 180 241
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime
x-clinched playoff spot
Phoenix 3, New Jersey 2, SO
Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO
Boston 3, Chicago 0
Los Angeles 3, Pittsburgh 2
Montreal 5, Detroit 4
Carolina 3, Florida 0
St. Louis 5, Minnesota 1
Nashville 6, Buffalo 1
Colorado 3,Vancouver 2, OT
Winnipeg at San Jose, late
Toronto at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
W L Pct GB
Toronto 40 31 .563
Brooklyn 37 33 .529 2 1/2
New York 30 42 .417 10 1/2
Boston 23 48 .324 17
Philadelphia 15 57 .208 25 1/2
W L Pct GB
y-Miami 48 22 .686
Washington 36 35 .507 12 1/2
Charlotte 35 37 .486 14
Atlanta 31 40 .437 17 1/2
Orlando 20 52 .278 29
W L Pct GB
y-Indiana 52 20 .722
Chicago 40 31 .563 11 1/2
Cleveland 29 44 .397 23 1/2
Detroit 26 45 .366 25 1/2
Milwaukee 14 58 .194 38
W L Pct GB
x-San Antonio 55 16 .775
Houston 49 22 .690 6
Memphis 43 28 .606 12
Dallas 43 30 .589 13
New Orleans 31 40 .437 24
W L Pct GB
x-Oklahoma City 52 19 .732
Portland 46 27 .630 7
Minnesota 35 35 .500 16 1/2
Denver 32 40 .444 20 1/2
Utah 23 49 .319 29 1/2
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 51 22 .699
Golden State 44 27 .620 6
Phoenix 43 29 .597 7 1/2
Sacramento 25 46 .352 25
L.A. Lakers 24 47 .338 26
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Portland 100, Atlanta 85
Houston 120, Philadelphia 98
Milwaukee 108, L.A. Lakers 105
L.A. Clippers 109, Dallas 103
Charlotte at Orlando, 4 p.m.
Indiana at Washington, 4 p.m.
Boston at Toronto, 4 p.m.
Cleveland at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m.
Miami at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
Portland at Chicago, 5 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.
W L Pct
Tampa Bay 16 6 .727
Cleveland 19 8 .704
Los Angeles 17 10 .630
Seattle 17 11 .607
Baltimore 13 9 .591
New York 16 12 .571
Detroit 14 12 .538
Toronto 14 13 .519
Oakland 13 13 .500
Kansas City 11 15 .423
Houston 10 15 .400
Texas 10 15 .400
Chicago 9 14 .391
Boston 10 16 .385
Minnesota 8 15 .348
National League
W L Pct
Giants 17 10 .630
Miami 18 11 .621
Pittsburgh 14 10 .583
Washington 15 13 .536
Arizona 12 11 .522
Colorado 14 13 .519
New York 14 14 .500
St. Louis 11 13 .458
San Diego 10 12 .455
Cincinnati 14 17 .452
Chicago 13 18 .419
Milwaukee 12 17 .414
Atlanta 12 18 .400
Los Angeles 6 10 .375
Philadelphia 9 17 .346
Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 0
Detroit 9, Atlanta 3
Toronto 3, Philadelphia 0
Miami 6, St. Louis 4
N.Y.Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 2
Chicago Cubs 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Cincinnati (ss) 8, Milwaukee 2
Cincinnati (ss) 9, Arizona (ss) 1
Cleveland 3, Arizona (ss) 2
Boston 4, Minnesota 1
Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3
L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, late
Oakland at San Francisco, late
Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 10:05 a.m.
Tampa Bay vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 10:05 a.m.
Miami vs. N.Y.Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 4:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets vs.Toronto at Montreal, 4:05 p.m.
Houston vs.Texas at San Antonio, 5:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Milwaukee, 5:10 p.m.
Cleveland vs.San Diego at San Diego (Fowler Park),
6:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 6:40 p.m.
Colorado vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 705 p.m.
L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.
Oakland at San Francisco, 7:15 p.m.
Serra vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral at Big Rec, 3:30
p.m.; Burlingame at Menlo School, Terra Nova at
Carlmont, Half Moon Bay at Sacred Heart Prep, 4
p.m.; Mills vs. Capuchino at San Bruno Park, 7 p.m.
San Mateo at Jefferson, South City vs. El Camino at
Terrabay, Menlo-Atherton at Terra Nova, KIPP at
Crystal Springs, 4 p.m.; Notre Dame-Belmont at
Napa tournament,TBA
Notre Dame-Belmont at Napa tournament,TBA
BOSTON RED SOXPlaced LHP Craig Breslow
and RHP Steven Wright on the 15-day DL, retroac-
tive to March 21.
ers to Columbus (IL). Reassigned RHP Matt Capps,
C Luke Carlin, RHP Shaun Marcum and C Matt Tre-
anor to their minor league camp.
DETROITTIGERSOptioned INF Eugenio Suarez
to Erie (EL).
HOUSTON ASTROS Claimed OF Alex Presley
off waivers from Minnesota. Designated LHP Raul
Valdes for assignment.
Schuster, a Rule 5 draft pick, to Arizona, where he
was assigned to Reno (PCL).
mondandOFChris Parmeleeoutright toRochester
Burawa, RHP Chris Leroux and LHP Fred Lewis to
minor league camp.
SEATTLEMARINERSAgreed to terms with RHP
Chris Young on a one-year contract. Designated
LHP Bobby LaFromboise for assignment.
the 15-day DL.Optioned C Erik Kratz to Buffalo (IL).
National League
Archie Bradley to their minor league camp.
to Gwinnett (IL).
enry, INF Josh Rutledge and INF Ryan Wheeler to
Colorado Springs (PCL). Reassigned OF Jason Pri-
dieandOFTimWheeler totheir minor leaguecamp.
MIAMI MARLINS Optioned OF Jake Marisnick
and INF Donovan Solano to New Orleans (PCL).Re-
assigned RHP Henry Rodriguez,RHP Chris Hatcher,
OF Matt Angle, INF Juan Diaz and INF Austin Nola
to their minor league camp.
NEWYORKMETSSelected the contract of LHP
John Lannan from Las Vegas (PCL).
The NCAA and its conferences
came out in unison against the rul-
ing not surprising, given their
enterprise has contracts worth
nearly $18 billion just for the tel-
evision rights to the NCAA mens
basketball tournament and foot-
ball bowl games.
Weve got something very spe-
cial in this country that is unique
in the world that combines athletic
competition with higher educa-
tion, Atlantic Coast Conference
commissioner John Swofford said.
When its done right, its a beau-
tiful thing.
But some wondered if the NCAA
brought this all on itself by drag-
ging its feet on concerns that have
been lurking for years, everything
from stipends to at least close the
gap between what a scholarship
pays and the actual cost of going
to school, to covering the cost of
health insurance for athletes who
may still be feeling the aches and
pains of the playing eld long
after they leave campus.
In a sense, its what happened to
baseball in the late 1960s and
early 70s, when owners desperate-
ly clung to the archaic reserve
clause, which prevented players
from changing teams when their
contracts expired. When the
reserve clause was overturned in
1975, it led to free agency, explod-
ing salaries and years of strife
between players and owners.
Maybe the leadership at the
NCAA has not been as aggressive
in trying to come up with solu-
tions as it should have been, said
Pete Boone, the former athletic
director at Mississippi.
The decision which only cov-
ers private schools sets up a
potentially tangled web of legal
conundrums and inequities across
college athletics. For instance,
some states have laws that would
make it next to impossible or even
illegal for athletes at public uni-
versities to unionize. Legal
observers can foresee a day when
the NCAAis split between schools
that are unionized and those that
are not.
Continued from page 11
Wisconsin routs Baylor
69-52 to reach West nal
ANAHEIM Frank Kaminsky
scored 19 points and blocked six
shots, and Wisconsin romped into
the West Regional nal with a dom-
inant 69-52 victory over Baylor on
Thursday night.
Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and
scored 14 points for the second-
seeded Badgers (29-7), who jumped
to a 14-point lead in the rst half
and never let up on the overmatched
Bears (26-12).
The 7-foot Kaminsky and his dis-
ciplined teammates shredded the
Baylor zone defense that played so
well in the rst two games.
Wisconsin also methodically shut
down Baylors talented offense
while moving into its second
regional nal in 13 years under Bo
Ryan, who has never reached a Final
Four in a 700-win coaching career.
Cory Jefferson scored 15 points
for the sixth-seeded Bears, who did
little with their third Sweet 16 trip
in ve years.
Eagles, Sanchez
agree to contract
A person with knowledge of the
agreement says Mark Sanchez and
the Eagles have agreed on a contract
that brings the former Jets quarter-
back to Philadelphia to back up
Nick Foles.
Sanchez was bounced out of New
York after the Jets signed former
Eagles starter Michael Vick last
Friday. The person spoke to The
Associated Press on Thursday night
on condition of anonymity because
the Eagles havent ofcially
announced the move.
Sanchez spent last season on
injured reserve after tearing the
labrum in his right shoulder in a pre-
season game. He led the Jets to the
AFC championship game his rst
two seasons in the NFLbefore strug-
gling the next two. He had an NFL-
leading 52 turnovers in 2012-13.
Sports briefs
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By Jocelyn Noveck
What to make of Darren Aronofskys
Noah? Perhaps thats the wrong question.
Indeed, what NOT to make of Noah?
Because it is so many things.
It is, of course, a biblical blockbuster, a
21st-century answer to Cecil B. DeMille.
Its also a disaster movie the original
disaster, you might say. Its an intense fam-
ily drama. Part sci- lm. An action ick?
Denitely, along the lines of The Lord of
the Rings. At times you might also think
of Transformers, and at one point, even
The Shining.
But theres one thing Noah is not, for a
moment: Dull. So, what to make of Noah?
Its a movie that, with all its occasional
excess, is utterly worth your time 138
minutes of it.
Although the real star of the lm is its
visual ingenuity, particularly in a few stun-
ning sequences, one must give ample credit
to Russell Crowe, who lends Noah the moral
heft and groundedness we need to believe
everything that ends up happening to him.
Noahs near-descent into madness would not
be nearly as effective had Crowe not already
convinced us of his essential decency. At
the same time, the actor is believable when
pondering the most heinous crime imagina-
ble. Its one of Crowes more effective per-
It wouldnt have been possible, though,
without considerable liberties taken by
Aronofsky and his co-screenwriter, Ari
Handel, in framing Noahs story. Theres
been controversy here, but if you glance at
the Bible, youll see why liberties are nec-
essary: the story takes up only a few pas-
sages, hardly enough for a feature-length
And yet, its one of the best-known tales
in the Bible, if most of us only remember
the childrens version, with visions of
brightly painted animals standing two-by-
two on the ark. But theres a much more seri-
ous backdrop: Mans wickedness, and Gods
desire to purge the earth of that wickedness.
Aronofsky dives headlong into this story
of good vs. evil, not only between men, but
within one mans soul.
We meet Noah and his family as theyre
attempting to live peacefully off the land,
Noah everything except boring
By Jake Coyle
NEWYORK In the beginning of their
work together on Noah, director Darren
Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise:
Ill never shoot you on a houseboat in a
robe and sandals with two giraffes popping
up behind you.
Decades after Cecil B. DeMilles The
Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur,
Aronofsky has renewed the tradition of the
studio-made, mass-audience Bible epic,
albeit as a distinctly darker parable about
sin, justice and mercy. While much of his
Noah is true to Scripture, its nothing
like the picture-book version many
encounter as children.
The rst time I read it, I got scared, the
director says. I thought, What if Im not
good enough to get on the boat?
Its an altogether unlikely project: a
$130 million Bible-based studio lm made
by a widely respected lmmaker (Black
Swan, Requiem for a Dream) few would
have pegged as a modern-day DeMille. In
the lead-up to its March 28th release,
Noah has been ooded by controversy,
with some religious conservatives claim-
ing it isnt literal enough to the Old
Testament and that Noah has been inaccu-
rately made, as Aronofsky has called him,
the rst environmentalist.
Noah is a culmination of the shift
brought on by Mel Gibsons independently
produced The Passion of the Christ,
which awakened Hollywood with its
Revival of Bible epics
hit some rough seas
See NOAH, Page 22
See BIBLE Page 22
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By Susan Cohn
ning of each year find a group of lawyers
who have passed the required professional
examination and just been admitted to the
State Bar of California. These attorneys
often become active in The Barristers, a
section of the San Mateo County Bar
Association. One of the rites of passage
for The Barristers is a Meet and Greet
that includes a tour of the San Mateo
County courthouse in Redwood City and a
panel discussion with some of the judges.
San Mateo County Counsel John C.
Beiers, who was among those welcoming
the new attorneys on March 13, said,
Each year I look forward to this event
because I thoroughly enjoy talking to new
lawyers in our community about what the
county of San Mateo does and how the
Office of the County Counsel works.
Because most lawyers come out of law
school and go straight into private prac-
tice where they spend their careers, I think
it is important to expose new lawyers
early to the world of a public lawyer.
Things really click when I analogize our
office to working as in house counsel for a
large company. With over 5300 employ-
ees working in a variety of areas, our
lawyers experience the breadth of legal
issues that any large company faces from
employment to contracts to real property
to intellectual property to litigation. One
main difference is that because we repre-
sent the government we often get very
interesting constitutional legal issues and
other issues inherent only to government.
The other main difference is that we repre-
sent clients whose product is not a thing,
but the provision of public services. The
San Mateo County Barristers program is a
In addition to educational and profes-
sional events, The Barristers perform phil-
anthropic services for the general San
Mateo County community, including stag-
ing a summer barbecue at Haven House;
preparing a December holiday dinner at
one of the InnVision Shelter Network
homeless housing facilities; and organiz-
ing a regular volunteer event at Second
Harvest Food Bank where the lawyers sort
or pack food to be delivered to people in
need in San Mateo and Santa Clara coun-
Barristers President Charli M. Hoffman
said, The Barristers are a group of new
attorneys, or attorneys who are new to San
Mateo County, who come together to plan
and host events that may be helpful to
other new attorneys. These events may be
lunchtime events with judicial officers who
share tips for new attorneys, events to
keep up on current legal trends, or presen-
tations on substantive legal topics. We
strive to be active volunteers in our com-
munity and give back to those in need.
The Barristers 2014 executive officers
are President Charli M. Hoffman; Vice-
President Jaclyn B. Smith; Treasurer
Paul Wilkins; and Secretary Roxanne T.
Jen. The Barristers board members for
2014 are Jacquelyn Brown, Mirissa
McMurray, Daniel Hodsdon, Protima
Pandey, Kenneth Linthicum, Justin Berger,
Jennifer McGuire and Craig Crawford.
Information about The Barristers can be
found through the San Mateo County Bar
Association at .
Membership is open to attorneys who are
36 years of age or younger or who have
been in practice for 10 years or less.
San Mateo County Bar Association
announces Louise Renne as the keynote
speaker for its annual Law Day Luncheon
honoring the high school students and
teacher-advisors who participated in this
years Mock Trial Competition. Renne,
who was the San Francisco City Attorney
for 16 years, now heads the Renne, Sloan,
Holtzman & Sakai LLP law firms public
interest litigation and elder financial abuse
practice. She is known for transforming
the traditionally defense-oriented practice
of municipal law by pioneering an affirma-
tive litigation program that won signifi-
cant victories for cities and counties in
California. The Luncheon is scheduled for
noon, Thursday, May 1, at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel in Burlingame. For ticket
information visit or call
Susan E. Cohn is a member of the State Bar of
California. She maybe reached at susan@smdai-
NEW LAWYERS GATHER IN REDWOOD CITY.San Mateo County Counsel John C.Beiers (center)
speaks to new lawyers about his ofces duties at a March 13 San Mateo County Bar Association
Meet and Greetthat included a tour of the Redwood City courthouse and a panel discussion
with judges.
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By Mike CIdoni Lennox
LOS ANGELES Emma Watson was no
She just couldnt see Black Swan
director Darren Aronofsky telling the bib-
lical story of Noah.
Darren does these very dark, very
intense, very gritty, very real films, the
Harry Potter actress explained. And
then Noah is kind of you see this guy
with the long beard and theres the ani-
mals. ... You cant really picture it.
Then the 23-year-old Watson read the
script by Aronofsky and Ari Handel.
I think its a really original take on a
genre, on a story, on an idea, noted
Watson, who portrays Noahs adopted
daughter Ila.
Nearing the end of a recent day of inter-
views promoting Noah, Watson, in a
Stella McCartney dress covered with red
hearts, discussed the movie with the
Associated Press, as well as her spirituali-
ty and the trick to surviving child star-
AP: You f ol l owed t he Pot t er
f i l ms wi t h a st ri ng of i ndi es. What
was i t l i ke to have Noah put you
back i n bi g-budget terri tory ?
Wat s on: I think theres value in these
bigger-scale projects because, obviously,
they have this incredible scope. ... But
then its so lovely to work on a more inti-
mate scale and do those kinds of films as
AP: Di d steppi ng i nto the worl d
of Noah make you consi der your
own take on re l i gi on?
Wat s on: I already had the sense that I
was someone who was more spiritual than
specifically religious. ... Im really inter-
ested in those things that are more far-
reaching than culture, nationality, race,
AP: Some groups have al ready
cri t i ci zed Aronof s ky f or t aki ng l i b-
ert i e s wi t h t he bi bl i c al t e xt .
Whats your response t o t hem?
Wat s on: If we had gone with exactly
the original story, Noah doesnt say any-
thing until he steps off the ark. You would
have been watching a silent film. None of
the women are really spoken about in the
biblical story. There wouldnt have been
any women in it. He had to adapt it for the
AP: You l l get your degre e i n
Engl i sh l i t f rom Brown i n May. Are
you exci t ed?
Wat s on: I will be having a hell of a
party. It will just be a relief, I think,
because Ive been really juggling so much
and it will just be really nice to be able to
focus on just one thing but I think Ill
miss it, too.
AP: Youve made the transi ti on
from chi l d star to adult actre s s l o o k
e as y, and we know i t can be chal-
l engi ng. How d you do i t ?
Wat s on: You know, it can be a very cor-
rupt environment and situation for a
young person and Im just so thankful that
I have people around me who have really
held my hand.
AP: Fami l y, f i l mmakers , man-
Wat s on: Everyone from my publicist
through the person who does my hair and
makeup, from my brothers through to my
friends to my professors who helped sup-
port me through my education. I mean
theres a huge group of people that just
helped me so much. Yeah. Im a very, very,
very lucky girl.
Watson more spiritual than religious
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If youre the Peninsula Symphony,
performing at the San Mateo
Performing Arts Center last Friday,
you have a musical dilemma. You
have a cello concerto and a clarinet
concerto, but what are they doing on
the same stage at the same concert?
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cello and clarinet together? But there
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mission one to be composed by him.
The result was that Peninsula
Symphony music director Michell
Sardou Klein led Russell in Debussys
Premiere rapsodie, cellist Nathan
Chan in Edouard Lalos Cello
Concerto in D minor, and both in
Russells Double Concerto.
The Debussy piece impressively
well-melded the soloist and the
orchestra. This performance gave
increasing energy, leading to a
smashingly tangy conclusion from a
lurking opening. Russell is a real vir-
tuoso with true command over his
instruments range of expression.
Lalo, also a French composer of an
earlier generation than Debussys ,
doesnt have much of a modern repu-
tation. His Cello Concerto, though,
is that rare thing, a showpiece with
substance. It has the same stomping
energy as his more famous
Symphonie Espagnole for violin,
with a load of rattlingly strong
melodies for soloist. Chan, at age
20, had the sinewy strength to pull
off an exciting performance even
without the robustness of a more
mature cellist. Lalo saw to it that the
work was hefty
enough, and he
wouldnt let the
orchestra hide
behind the soloist
either, though it
sometimes tried.
Russells concer-
to could have been
a mixture of the
Debussy and Lalo
styles, though it
wasnt quite. The
first of its two
movements is
Debussy-like in its
slow and thoughtful
approach. But it
has the plain har-
mony, and the dark
and woody air
(especially with
these instruments
for soloists), of
American national-
ist composers of
the mid-20th centu-
ry. Long, expres-
sive, sometimes
rambling, melodic
lines from the
soloists played
over gently throbbing beats for
orchestra. The piece reached its high-
light whenever the clarinet and cello
played in unison. They sounded gor-
geous together. The movement closed
with a ringing pentatonic pizzicato
passage for cello.
The second movement was livelier,
but not in Lalos brusque manner. The
clarinet and cello set up a harmoni-
cally static rhythmic figure which the
orchestra took up and spun a melody
off of, rather in the style of minimal-
ist composers. The rhythmic figure
continued to lurk underneath until it
was interrupted by an episode of
klezmer folk music, both soloists
making their instruments dance
engagingly. The climactic theme of
the movement was a unison trio for
clarinet, cello and trumpet, of all
things. Russell made that work too.
As Chan is a young performer, and
Russell is not that old either, Klein
decided to fill out the program with
early works by two well-known
favorite composers. In fact, theyre
not that early. Edvard Griegs rarely-
heard concert overture In Autumn was
written as a piano duet when he was in
his early 20s, but he didnt revise and
orchestrate it until two decades later.
Its a rather strange-sounding work,
uncharacteristically heavy for Grieg,
and it was played with more color
than vigor.
Although Felix Mendelssohn wrote
his Midsummer Nights Dream
Overture at 17, his incidental music
for the rest of the play didnt follow
until he was in his 30s. Selections
from the incidental music were what
we heard, led by the symphonys
assistant conductor, Nathaniel
Berman. This was a selection empha-
sizing Shakespeares lovers and
mechanics more than his fairies. The
Wedding March in particular was
stately and grand.
The Peninsula Symphonys final
concert for the season will be May 16
at the San Mateo Performing Art s
Center, and May 17 at Flint Center in
Cupertino, featuring Youjin Lee in
Tchaikovskys Violin Concerto, plus
Brahms Fourth Symphony and a rare
and delightful treat, Carl Nielsens
Helios Overture.
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Masterworks Chorales performance of
Carmina Burana, conducted by Bryan Baker
Sunday at Hillsdale High School in San
Mateo, came closer than any other Ive
seen to lling composer Carl Orffs origi-
nal intentions for the staging of the work.
Although there were no sets or elaborate
costumes, there was some pretty full-scale
acting, as well as some genuine dancing. It
was a bit like a semi-staged opera.
Baritone Igor Vieira, who has the largest
solo part, took the operatic dictum to heart
and sang as if he were auditioning for the
role of Escamillo in Carmen. His voice was
light-toned and full of character. He threw
himself into his roles, particularly that of
the Abbot of Cockaigne, for which he
appeared without his jacket, took swigs
from a bottle and burped loudly while stag-
gering around. It was an amusing opera
stage performance rather than a concert aria,
but it raised one question: Why is the Abbot
so plastered when hes boasting of how he
can hold his liquor better than anyone?
Even funnier was tenor Brian Thorsett as
the roasting swan. He made birdlike jumps
while trying to evade members of the
womens chorus (who dont sing during
this number) who were wielding kitchen
implements ranging from a carving knife
to oven mitts. This was amusing, and if it
wasnt too distracting, one might notice he
was singing well, too.
Soprano Shawnette Sulker was charming-
ly coquettish in her solos in the Courts of
Love section. She and Vieira, now playing
the gallant, courted each other ardently
throughout the solos and choruses, going
so far as to exchange a tender kiss and then
to walk, arm in arm, offstage to unseen
groves of Venus during the choruss con-
cluding hymn.
But despite an attempt to make this
courtship a continuing theme, going all
the way back to having Vieira deliver his
rst solo, near the beginning of the work,
to a silent Sulker whod come on stage just
for the purpose, one problem is that
Carmina Burana doesnt really have an
operatic plot. Treating the progression of
the courtship as a story, it was full of false
starts and incongruous interruptions,
including the Abbot and the swan.
Another problem was less a aw than a
clash in styles. The Masterworks Chorale
was supplemented for this performance by
the Valley Concert Chorale and the
Hillsdale High School Chamber Singers,
and a small separate part was played by the
Ragazzi Boys Chorus. They are all ne
singers, and they made a gorgeous sound
together: rich, layered and beautiful. The
problem is that the soloists were playing
an opera, while the chorus was a concert
choir. It was inert operatically, though it
would have been ne in a more lushly con-
ventional concert work. It just didnt t
with the drama-based style of the soloists.
They felt as if they were from a different
Also perhaps from a different show were
four dancers from the Sarah Bush Dance
Group. They ran out during several of
Carminas numbers to perform energetic
modern dance routines that fitted the
rhythm and sense of the music. They
looked ne in dramatic gestures like walk-
ing on each others backs: it was only
when they gestured toward the traditionally
balletic that they looked a little less
The program was lled out with shorter
works by two of the great Bs. Brahms
mournful choruses for female voices, Op.
17, were slow and highly Brahmsian with
the appropriate accompaniment of two
horns and a harp. Beethovens Choral
Fantasy is intended as a lively show-stop-
per beginning as a piano solo and ending
as a choral-orchestral work. This was an
introspective version, due less to Bakers
conducting than to pianist Daniel Glovers
quiet, contemplative way with Beethovens
orid piano writing.
Masterworks Chorales season concludes
on May 31 and June 1 with a concert of love
songs, anchored by Brahms Liebeslieder
Waltzes, at the Congregational Church of
San Mateo.
Masterworks Chorale puts on an elaborate show
Masterworks Chorales season concludes on May 31 and June 1 with a concert of love songs,
anchored by Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, at the Congregational Church of San Mateo.
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and ward off the greedy, violent descendants of Cain. Noah has
three sons and a wife, Naameh (Jennifer Connelly, genuine
and appealing). Along the way they pick up Ila, an injured
young girl who will grow to love Noahs son Shem (an
invented character, played with sensitivity by Emma Watson.)
Noah visits his grandfather, Methuselah, embodied with
scene-stealing vigor by Anthony Hopkins. The old man
and by the way, this is relative, because Noah himself is
already over 500 years old, according to the Bible helps
him induce a hallucination, which brings a vision. The
Creator will destroy the Earth in a great ood. Noahs job, of
course, is to build that great ark, and get out of Dixie.
Its a monumental task, but Noah has help: the Watchers,
huge, lumbering creatures made of rock, who, for Aronofsky,
represent the biblical Nephilim. Are they angels, giants or
men? Interpretation varies.
But it is here that the movie courts ridicule. These creatures
look a little too much like Transformers, and detract from the
mystical feel of the lm. Agiggle is surely not what the direc-
tor was going for here, but he may get a few.
But that ark? Its a wondrous thing constructed on a Long
Island eld, according to measurements specied in Genesis,
and nished up digitally.
Also stunning: the ood itself, more chilling than any
youve seen in a disaster ick. Its also rather magical to watch
the animals arrive, two by two (and by virtue of CGI) at the
But for sheer cinematic beauty, its hard to beat the dream-
like sequence in which Aronofsky illustrates the story of cre-
ation, as recounted by Noah. At this moment, you may well
forgive any excesses in the lm. Like his awed hero,
Aronofsky has a vision a cinematic one and the results,
if not perfect, are pretty darned compelling.
Noah, a Paramount Pictures release, is rated PG-13 by the
Motion Picture Association of America for violence, disturb-
ing images and brief suggestive content. Running time: 138
minutes. Three stars out of four.
Continued from page 17
unforeseen $612 million box ofce haul in
2004. In the time since, Hollywood has
carefully developed closer ties to faith-
based communities, (Sony and 20th
Century Fox have set up faith-based studios
targeting evangelicals).
Yet the debate about Noah proves that it
can be tricky to satisfy both believers and
non-believers, and that nding the right
intersection of art, commerce and religion
is a task loaded with as much risk as poten-
tial reward.
Alot is at stake, and not just for Noah
and distributor Paramount Pictures. In
December, Fox will release Ridley Scotts
Exodus, starring Christian Bale as
On the heels of the recently released Son
of God, the religious drama Gods Not
Dead opened Friday and Sony is releasing
the less straightforwardly Biblical Heaven
Is for Real ahead of Easter next month. The
studio is also developing a vampire twist on
Cain and Able with Will Smith. In
Lionsgates pipeline is a Mary Magdalene
lm, hyped as a prequel to The Passion of
the Christ and co-produced by mega-church
pastor Joel Osteen.
When Jonathan Boch started his com-
pany Grace Hill Media in 2000 to con-
sult Hollywood studios on reaching the
faith community, the two really didnt
know each other, he says. Since then,
films like The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
and The Blind Side have benefited from
outreach to churchgoers.
Over the course of those 15 years,
youve seen the faith community go from
almost pariah status or y-over status to
now being seen as an important market,
says Boch, who consulted on Noah. In
my mind, what were seeing is another ren-
aissance where the greatest artists are
telling the greatest stories every told.
Though Hollywood largely swore off the
Bible epic when lms like 1965s The
Greatest Story Ever Told flopped, the
revival dovetails recent trends. Figures like
Noah are globally recognizable, and thus
easier to market. They come with no licens-
ing fee, and, often, plenty opportunity for
flashy special effects. Noah, which is
being released in converted 3-D overseas, is
perhaps the oldest apocalypse story.
The story fascinated Aronofsky as a
Jewish kid growing up in Brooklyn. He
recalls a poem he wrote about the tale as a
13-year-old and a teachers subsequent
encouragement as his birth as a story-
teller. Whereas The Passion of the Christ
was largely made by Christians and for
Christians, Aronofsky says his Noah
(which was advertised during the Super
Bowl) is for everybody.
Its wrong when you talk about the Noah
story to talk about it in that type of believ-
er-nonbeliever way because I think its one
of humanitys oldest stories, he says. It
belongs not just in the Judeo-Christian-
Islamic tradition. Everyone on the planet
knows the Noah story.
The Genesis story is only a few pages,
with more details on the dimensions of the
ark (which Aronofsky held to) than who
Noah was. Hes instructed by God
grieved in his heart by what mankind had
become generations after creation to
build an ark and ll it with two of every ani-
mal. After the ood, Noah is referred to as
drunk and then banishes his son, Ham all
clues for Aronofsky on the pain of Noahs
Paramount sought the approval of reli-
gious leaders, consulting with Biblical
scholars in pre-production and doing exten-
sive test screenings (during which
Aronofsky and Paramount feuded over the
nal cut before an apparent truce).
But early criticism bubbled up online
based on what Paramount vice chairman
Rob Moore says is an old, unused version of
the script (which Aronofsky penned with
Ari Handel).
It has been a very interesting journey,
says Moore. Its been highly chronicled
along the way, much of which was based
upon either speculation or hearsay or old
After seeing the lm, Jerry A. Johnson,
president and CEO of the National Religious
Broadcasters, urged Paramount to advertise
the lm with a disclaimer. Moore acqui-
esced, adding a warning that artistic
license has been taken.
Darren, as an artist, had some sensitivity
about what that meant in terms of what we
were saying the movie was or wasnt ahead
of time, versus letting people experience it
for themselves, says Moore. But there
was such a group of people who had concern
about it.
For the vast majority of people, the con-
troversy will go away, he says.
Johnson still has mixed feelings about
Noah, calling it a great plus, minus:
neither worthy of the boycott that Roman
Catholics held for Martin Scorseses The
Last Temptation of Christ, nor a lm like
The Passion of the Christ that will have
churches sending busloads to theaters.
They got the big points of the story
right, says Johnson. Its so counter-cul-
tural today in America or the West to talk
about sin, right and wrong, and particularly
the idea of judgment and that is so serious
in this lm.
Johnson adds that, among other reserva-
tions, the insertion of the extremist envi-
ronmental agenda is a problem. Aronofsky
disputes that.
Its in the Bible that we are supposed to
tend the garden, the director says. To say
theres no ecological side to the Noah story
when Noah is saving the animals just does-
nt make sense to me.
Picturehouse founder Bob Berney, who as
president of Newmarket Films distributed
The Passion of the Christ, says balancing
artistic license and faithfulness to Scripture
is challenging.
Its a kind of a trap, and you have to be
very careful, says Berney. At the same
time, they are movies, and they have to be
really good. I think the faith-based audi-
ence, the Christian audience still wants a
big, exciting movie.
All the conversation both negative and
positive may lure audiences to Noah,
which Moore says will do its biggest busi-
ness internationally, even though the lm
has been banned in many Islamic counties
where its taboo to depict a prophet. He and
Aronofsky believe they have a rich history
of artistic ambition on their side.
Its strange that the conversation for a
little bit has turned into a controversy about
literalism, says Aronofsky. What is liter-
alism when it comes to interpreting and
making an artistic representation of the
text? Is Michelangelos David a literal
interpretation of what David looked like?
Continued from page 17
By Jessica Herdon
LAS VEGAS In the rst few minutes of
a new X-Men: Days of Future Past clip,
some X-Men attempt to battle ruthless metal
monsters using their special abilities.
Its the rst appearance for some of the
mutants Blink, Sunspot, Warpath and
Bishop. Afew dont make it out alive.
The clip was unveiled Thursday at
CinemaCon in Las Vegas and introduced by
Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of 20th
Century Fox, to theater owners.
The seventh installment of the Marvel
franchise, due May 23, brings back two-
time X-Men director Bryan Singer, as the
younger selves of X-Men Professor Charles
Xavier (played by James McAvoy) and
Magneto (Michael Fassbender) join forces
with their older selves (Patrick Stewart and
Ian McKellen) to ght species across two
time periods.
Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine
(Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) and
many of the other X-Men also appear.
Among those featured in the X-Men:
Days of Future Past clip, Ellen Page plays
Shadowcat, Shawn Ashmore is Iceman,
Bingbing Fan is newbie Blink (she can
teleport herself), Adan Canto is Sunspot
(he can store and convert solar energy),
Booboo Stewart is Warpath (he has super-
human strength and his body can regener-
ate quickly) and Omar Sy is Bishop (he is
able to release absorbed biokinetic ener-
With appearances by Cameron Diaz,
Leslie Mann and Shailene Woodley, Fox
also previewed The Other Woman and The
Fault of Our Stars.
In their new comedy, out in April, Diaz and
Mann discover they are in a relationship
with the same man. At some point
in your life everybody has been cheated on,
Diaz told the Associated Press before taking
the stage with Mann to plug the lm.
The shown clips didnt sway far from the
previously released trailer, which shows the
ladies, also including Kate Upton, bonding
over their betrayals and plotting revenge on
their man.
X-Men preview shows abilities of new mutants
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Hetch Hetchy Water System
Improvement Program. 7:30 a.m.
Crystal Springs Golf Course, 6650
Golf Course Drive, Burlingame. $15
with breakfast included. For more
information call 515-5891.
WordPress Lounge: Beyond the
basics. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bayshore Corporate Center, 1710 S.
Amphlett Blvd., Suite 126, San
Mateo. Bring all of your questions.
$27. For more information and to
register go to
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Free eBook and eAudiobooks
workshops. 10 a.m. to noon. South
San Francisco Public Library, 840 W.
Orange Ave., South San Francisco.
These free workshops will help you
download eBooks and eAudiobooks
to put on your device. Program con-
tinues until March 30. For more infor-
mation call 829-3860.
Free Tax Preparation. 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Samaritan House, 4031 Pacic
Blvd., San Mateo. To make an
appointment or for more informa-
tion call 523-0804.
Buy One, Get One Free at the Book
Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. Paperbacks
are six for $1, trade paperbacks are
two for $1 and hardbacks are two for
$2. All types of books will be avail-
able for purchase. Proceeds benet
Belmont Library. For more informa-
tion go to or call
Just Between Friends Children
and Maternity Consignment Sale.
Noon-9 p.m., San Mateo County
Event Center, Redwood Hall, 1346
Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Sales
event where communities come
together to buy and sell the best in
gently-used childrens and maternity
items at huge savings. $3 admission,
or request free admission pass. For
more information call Angela (415)
Afterschool Special at
CuriOdyssey. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
Drive, San Mateo. Let your child
explore interactive science exhibits
and more than 50 native animals. For
more information call 342-7755.
Youth Art Show. 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
South San Francisco 2014 Art Gallery
Program, Municipal Services
Building, 33 Arroyo Drive. For more
information call 829-3800.
March Beer Friday at Devil's
Canyon. 4 p.m. 935 Washington St.,
San Carlos. Free. For more informa-
tion go to
Ahane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and
Joshua Fattal, authors of A Sliver
of Light: Three Americans
Imprisoned in Iran. 7 p.m. Eagle
Theater at Los Altos High School, 201
Almond Ave., Los Altos. Presented by
the Commonwealth Club. Tickets are
$12 for members, $20 for non-mem-
bers and $8 for students with a valid
ID. For tickets call (800) 847-7730 or
go to
For more information contact
Georgette Gehue at ggehue@com-
Many Dances. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center,
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
$5. For more information call 747-
The Wizard of Oz. 7:30 p.m. Serra
High School Gellert Auditorium, 451
W. 20th Ave., San Mateo. Mercy
Burlingame, Notre Dame Belmont
and Serra High Schools Tri-School
Productions. $18. For more informa-
tion call 207-7754.
Lend Me a Tenor. 8 p.m. Hillbarn
Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster
City. Tickets are $23 to $38 for adults
and seniors. Students 17 and
younger (with current student ID)
call 349-6411 for ticket prices. For
more information and to purchase
tickets go to
Ninth Annual Compassion
Weekend. Menlo Park Presbyterian
Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo
Park. Continues through March 30.
For more information call 796-7275.
Community Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to
11 a.m. The American Legion San
Bruno Post No. 409, 757 San Mateo
Ave., San Bruno. There will be eggs,
pancakes, bacon, French toast,
omelets, juice and coffee. $8 per per-
son, $5 for children under 10.
Tree Walk. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sequoia
High School, 1201 Brewster Ave.,
Redwood City. Learn about the
native trees, introduced species, his-
tory of the school property and see
the planting of some new trees. Free,
but donation suggested. For more
information email
Just Between Friends Children
and Maternity Consignment Sale.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., San Mateo County
Event Center, Redwood Hall, 1346
Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Sales
event where communities come
together to buy and sell the best in
gently-used childrens and maternity
items at huge savings. Free admis-
sion. For more information call
Angela (415) 710-3973.
Free eBook and eAudiobooks
workshops. 10 a.m. to noon. South
San Francisco Public Library, 840 W.
Orange Ave., South San Francisco.
These free workshops will help you
download eBooks and eAudiobooks
to put on your device. Program con-
tinues until March 30. For more infor-
mation call 829-3860.
Pilarcitos Creek Cleanup Day. 10
a.m. to noon. Oak Avenue Park., Half
Moon Bay. Bring sturdy shoes, layers
and sun protection. Recommended
age 18 and up.
Historic Site Welcomes Families to
Spring Fling Fundraiser. 10 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. 86 Caada Road, Woodside.
For more information email
Youth Art Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
South San Francisco 2014 Art Gallery
Program, Municipal Services
Building, 33 Arroyo Drive. For more
information call 829-3800.
San Bruno Mountain ecology hike.
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 44 Visitacion
Ave., Suite 206, Brisbane. Limited to
15 participants you must sign up
in advance by contacting san-
Belmont Sidewalk Fine Arts
Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carlmont
Village Shopping Center, Ralston
Avenue at Alameda de las Puglas,
Belmont. There will be 25 profession-
al artists. This event will continue on
Sunday, March 30.
Buy One, Get One Free at the Book
Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. Paperbacks
are six for $1, trade paperbacks are
two for $1, and hardbacks are two
for $2. All types of books will be
available for purchase. Proceeds
benet Belmont Library. For more
information go to
or call 593-5650.
Last Chance Health Care
Enrollment Event. Noon to 5 p.m.
Serramonte Mall, 3 Serramonte
Center, Daly City. If you are unin-
sured, San Mateo County resident, a
citizen or legal permanent resident
you may qualify for low cost health
care and some of you may qualify to
enroll on site with Medi Cal. For
more information call (800) 223-
Eighth Annual Showcase of
Business Expo. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The
Shops at Tanforan, 1150 El Camino
Real, San Bruno. Free.
Notable Women in San Mateo
County History. 2 p.m. San Mateo
County History Museum, 2200
Broadway, Redwood City. The per-
sonalities will cover a period from
the California Gold Rush through
World War II. Free with price of
admission $5 for adults, $3 for
students and seniors. For more infor-
mation call 299-0104.
Free Autism Lecture. 6:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. Unity Palo Alto, 3391
Middleeld Road, Palo Alto. For more
information call (424) 246-5955.
The Wizard of Oz. 7:30 p.m. Serra
High School Gellert Auditorium, 451
W. 20th Ave., San Mateo. Mercy
Burlingame, Notre Dame Belmont
and Serra High Schools Tri-School
Productions. $18. For more informa-
tion call 207-7754.
Lend Me a Tenor. 8 p.m. Hillbarn
Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster
City. Tickets are $23 to $38 for adults
and seniors. Students 17 and
younger (with current student ID)
call 349-6411 for ticket prices. For
more information and to purchase
tickets go to
Just Between Friends Children
and Maternity Consignment Sale.
9 a.m.-2 p.m., San Mateo County
Event Center, Redwood Hall, 1346
Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Sales
event where communities come
together to buy and sell the best in
gently-used childrens and maternity
items at huge savings, plus a 50 per-
cent off sale. Free admission. For
more information call Angela (415)
Belmont Sidewalk Fine Arts
Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carlmont
Village Shopping Center, Ralston
Avenue at Alameda de las Puglas,
Belmont. There will be 25 profession-
al artists.
The Wizard of Oz. 7:30 p.m. Serra
High School Gellert Auditorium, 451
W. 20th Ave., San Mateo. Mercy
Burlingame, Notre Dame Belmont
and Serra High Schools Tri-School
Productions. $18. For more informa-
tion call 207-7754.
For more events visit, click Calendar.
section of decayed concrete that had
been chipped away, according to a city
press release.
The City Council met in closed ses-
sion Tuesday to discuss the recently
discovered vandalism and directed the
San Mateo County Sheriffs Ofce to
le a report with the district attorney,
said City Attorney Tony Condotti.
The illegal actions will likely not
prevent both ballot measures, the
Main Street Bridge Preservation Act
and the Main Street Bridge Safety
and Accessibility Act from moving
forward, Condotti said.
Citizens in support of preserving
the historic integrity of the bridge
grew furious with the council when it
voted in September to replace the
bridge. After residents informed the
council of their intent to gather sig-
natures and place a measure on the
November ballot, the council decided
earlier this month to expedite the
process and provide voters with two
The mere fact that someone might
oppose the present course of City
Council action shouldnt be lumped
in, Condotti said. This act which we
view as criminal in nature [is] also
causing significant damage because
we are going to have to repair it and
thats going to involve a permitting
process thats going to cost a lot of
Although the vandalism will not
deter an election, it did violate multi-
ple agency laws, Condotti said.
Given the regulatory environment
were in, it certainly violated require-
ments of the [California] Coastal Act
and probably [California] Fish and
Game code and other statutory regula-
tions that can have severe civil penal-
t y. And the City Council has directed
us to pursue those if the perpetrator or
perpetrators are identified, Condotti
Officials were tipped off during the
scoping session when a citizen
inquired about recent drilling activity
observed underneath the bridge,
Mayor John Muller said. After con-
sulting with staff and other organiza-
tions involved in the bridges safety
considerations, the city confirmed an
unknown, unauthorized person was
responsible, Muller said.
The bridge runs over Pilarcitos
Creek. It is ecologically sensitive and
has been identified as Steelhead Trout
habitat, Condotti said. Any type of
work done on the bridge would require
extensive permitting and no one on
our team would likely risk their
license to do illicit testing on the
bridge, Condotti said.
The full extent of the damages and
the price tag associated with repairing
them have not been determined, Muller
said. Testing and inspecting the bridge
necessitates Caltrans and environ-
mental agencies approval so its frus-
trating someone has taken valuable
time and resources from the process,
he said.
Its very unfortunate. We are work-
ing very closely with all agencies that
we have to work with to even be able
to go under the bridge to look at it. And
then to have someone take it upon
themselves ... to go in there illegally,
most likely at night ... it does kind of
set our whole process on its heels.
This is a public structure. You do not do
anything without authorization,
Muller said.
It took nearly two weeks for the city
to issue a statement but the delay is
justied, Muller said.
Once we were aware of this incident,
we immediately notied our lieutenant
in charge of the coastside. He started
an investigation and referred it to the
district attorney, Muller said. Some
people questioned us why we waited so
long. But as elected ofcials we do not
conduct those kinds of things, we have
to let the experts do it. ... You cant
step in the middle of an investigation.
We stayed away from it until we were
given permission to put a news release
Neither Muller nor Condotti want to
speculate on the motivation behind
the vandalism, but say the timing is
The bridge has been a very trying
time for us; the last few months and
these last few weeks have been very
trying, Muller said. We just want to
make sure we move forward in a very
safe and legal manner.
Anyone with information is asked to
contact the Coastside Sheriff s Ofce
substation at (650) 726-8288 or the
anonymous tip line at (800) 547-
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106
Continued from page 1
he said in a statement provided
Thursday. Weve committed $2.7 bil-
lion of shareholders money to date
and were making excellent opera-
tional progress. We have more work to
do and we intend to do it right.
About a year after the explosion,
NTSB investigators found that a litany
of failures by PG&E led to the blast and
warned there was no certainty that
those problems didnt exist elsewhere.
The board also made a series of safe-
ty recommendations to regulators and
the gas industry, concluding the inci-
dent wasnt the result of a simple
mechanical failure, but was an organi-
zational accident.
San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane hailed
the announcement as good news for
residents still seeking to heal from the
Its another step in a long process
that everyones been going through,
said Ruane. The feds nally think
theres merit to it and we want to see it
Meanwhile, San Bruno City
Manager Connie Jackson said the city
has obviously watched the case with
The city commends the U.S. attor-
neys ofce and all of the law enforce-
ment agencies involved for their dili-
gence and thorough investigation,
she said. Were looking forward to the
completion bringing closure to what
has been a very difcult and devastat-
ing situation for the city of San
Details of the criminal investiga-
tion, including possible charges that
could result, are not being publicly
Federal prosecutors previously
investigated a different pipeline com-
pany after a ruptured line spilled more
than 225,000 gallons of gasoline into
creeks running through a public park
in Bellingham, Wash., causing an
explosion. Three people died.
That federal investigation of the
Olympic Pipe Line Co. explosion in
1999 ultimately resulted in prison or
probation terms for three company
officials and a settlement requiring
$112 million in penalties and safety
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34 Thumpers friend
36 Mao -tung
38 Journal
39 Dispense
41 Portable shelter
42 Columbus port
44 Simile center
46 Breathing organ
47 Greek god of the sea
52 Besides
53 Pre-college
54 Outback bird
55 Wind-driven spray
56 Debt securer
57 Wind up
58 Seashell seller?
59 Shelley opus
60 Dead heat
1 Sky-dive
2 Where Mongolia is
3 Poetic time
4 Sea inlet (var.)
5 Most yucky
6 Audition hope
7 mignon
8 Wanted poster word
9 Romanov title
12 Auto safety advocate
13 Soft wool
18 Ofce machine
22 Evening out
23 Work to do
24 Retirees kitty
25 de guerre
27 Garage contents
29 Fodder storage
31 Pub pint
32 Oxford tutor
33 PFC boss
35 Pounded on the door
37 Hid away
40 Jacket feature
41 Mai (rum drink)
42 Arroyo
43 Follow
45 Paris river
46 Minus
48 Hodgepodge
49 Bug repellent
50 All, in combos
51 Renoir subject
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You will not be
taken seriously if you dont finish what you start.
Fulfill your commitments to the best of your ability.
Show everyone where you stand and what your
capabilities are.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Love is on the rise.
The more activities you are involved in, the more
opportunities will come your way. Dont let anothers
opinions or fears stand in the way of your progress.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Remain consistent
today. The people who can offer you the most will
be impressed by your stability. Your endurance
and stamina will pay off, resulting in offers you
cannot refuse.
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plans. An unexpected trip will lead to a new
adventure and greater opportunities.
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not someone elses. Do a thorough check of your
paperwork to make sure that youre getting the full
value from any contracts or financial arrangements
you have pending.
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out change will cause a major disruption in your
personal life. You can avoid arguments by staying
relaxed and rational. Take a deep breath before you
share your feelings.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Plan to keep improving.
Your best efforts will yield the most rewards.
Laziness on your part will erase any chance you have
to get ahead. Meet your responsibilities head-on.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Explore a creative move
that will increase your freedom and help you pursue
your goals. Keep tension to a minimum by walking
away from an argument. Update your appearance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Dont let a
personal problem distract you from completing a job.
Your reputation may be at stake if someone questions
your actions. Ensure honesty in all your dealings.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Be practical in your
approach to your nancial future. Get in touch with an
old friend who can provide you with valuable advice.
Moderation will help you get ahead.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) An unexpected
nancial gain could be imminent. Generosity will be
your downfall. You cant buy love. A fair and practical
approach will be required for progress.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Tensions will
multiply if you are oblivious to other peoples
feelings. An agreement is possible, but you must be
willing to compromise. A heavy-handed approach
will make matters worse.
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Quaternion Design, 460 Pepper Ave,
HILLSBOROUGH, CA 94010 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Jordan
William Littell, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Jordan Littell /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 526770
Jaron James Nimori
Petitioner, Jaron James Nimori filed a
petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Jaron James Nimori
Propsed Name: Jessica Jamie Winkler
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on April 25,
2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room , at 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 02/28/ 2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 02/25/2014
(Published, 03/07/14, 03/14/2014,
03/21/2014, 03/28/2014)
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: SM of Cosmetology and Barber
School, 37 E. 3rd Ave, SAN MATEO, CA
94401 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Grace Xu, 97 Lakewood Cir.,
San Mateo, CA 94402. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Grace Xu /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/26/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: The Luna Company, Inc., 224 Hill-
crest Drive, DALY CITY, CA 94014 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
The Luna Company, Inc., CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 01/01/2014.
/s/ Christina Luna /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Ed Auto Repair, 418 Victory Ave,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Edwardo Rosas 334 Lux Ave., SOUTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on .
/s/ Edwardo Rosas /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/06/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Fircrest Apartments, 100 SE. 96th
Ave., Vancouver, WA, 98664 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Pacific
Coast Capital Investors, LLC, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Lia-
bility Company. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 03/04/2014.
/s/ Andrew Peceimer /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: The Hut Skate Shop, 1500 Sherman
Ave, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is here-
by registered by the following owner: El-
vin Catley, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Elvin Catley /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Fisherman Seafood Company, 465
CA 94080 is hereby registered by the
following owner: SF Models, Inc, CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on Feb-
ruary 20, 2014.
/s/ Jian Ying Huang /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Northwest Manufactured Homes, 128
Lorton Ave., #4, BURLINGAME, CA
94010 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Thomas A. Cady, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Thomas Cady /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Quik Stop Market #59, MENLO
PARK, CA 94025 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Navdeep Singh
Hayer, 20 Ryland Park Dr., San Jose,
CA 95116. The business is conducted
by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/ Navdeep Singh Hayer/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/07/14, 03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Spiral Dance Pottery, 509 Ventura
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Dean-
na Wilson same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Deanna Wilson /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) RingAtext, 2) SafeRemind, 809
Laurel Sr., #701, SAN CARLOS, CA
94070 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: TextUrguests Business Net-
work, LLC, CA. The business is conduct-
ed by a Limited Liability Company. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 03/12/2014.
/s/ Ramin Sargis /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) The Annex 2) Studio Circle Re-
cording, 863 Woodside Way SAN MA-
TEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Studio Circle Re-
cording, LLC, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Limited Liability Company.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 2/11/14.
/s/ Jermaine Hamilton /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Ace Shower Door & Glass Company,
60 27th Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Kouros Amir-Araghi, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on .
/s/ Kouros Amir-Araghi /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/05/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/14/14, 03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Olcese Properties, 2832 Brittan Ave.,
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owners: 1) Mary
Beroldo, same address, 2) Elsie L. Sche-
none, 4 Greenwood Dr., South San Fran-
cisco, CA 94080, 3) Jeanne Monsour
468 Missippi St. San Francisco, CA
94107, 4) John David Olcese, 900 N.
Ocean Blvd., #22, Pompano Beach, FL,
33062, 5) John D. Olcese, Jr., 190 Twin
Creek Ct., Athens, GA 30605, 6) Olivia
Olcese, 55 S. Old Oak Dr., Beaver Falls,
PA 15010, 7) Collin Monsour, 468 Mis-
sissippi St., San Francisco, CA 94063 8)
Laura Monsour 468 Mississippi St., San
Francisco, CA 94107, 9) 900 N. Ocean
Blvd., #22, Pompani Beach, FL 33062.
The business is conducted by an Unin-
corporated Association other than a Part-
nership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on Oc-
tober 1, 2013.
/s/ Jeanne Monsour /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14).
The following person is doing business
as: San Mateo Neighborhood Pharmacy,
9 37th Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: Patient Centric Pharmacy Services,
LLC, CA. The business is conducted by
a Limited Liability Company. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Alvin Lee /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/19/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14).
The following person is doing business
as:Wellesley Cresent Apartments, 141
Wellesley Crescent, REDWOOD CITY,
CA 94062 is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owners: Richard Tod Spieker and
Catherine R. Spieker, 60 Mulberry Ln.,
Atherton, CA 94027. The business is
conducted by a Married Couple. The reg-
istrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Catherine R. Spieker /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/18/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Seven Car Service, 600 2nd Ave.,
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: George
Vieira, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ George Vieira /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/20/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/21/14, 03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14).
STATEMENT #2601557
The following person is doing business
as: S and S Family Sharing Shuttle Serv-
ice, 1105 Lord Nelson Ln. FOSTER
CITY, CA 94404, is hereby registered by
the following owner: John D. Rosant,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/ John D. Rosant /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Next Path, LLC, 2) Next Path 451
Mariposa St., BRISBANE, CA 94005, is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Next Path, LLC, CA. The business is
conducted by a Limited Liability Compa-
ny. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Debra Horen/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Sweeney Ridge Equestrian, 650
Cape Berton Dr., PACIFICA, CA 94044
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Golden Gate Stables, LLC, CA.
The business is conducted by a Limited
Liability Company. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A
/s/ Abraham Farag /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/20/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: JW Limousine Services, 661 5th
Ave., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Jona-
than Jose Fuentes Perez, 27727 Orlando
Ave., Hayward, CA 94545 and Williams
Molina, same address. The business is
conducted by Copartners. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Jonathan Jose Fuentes Perez/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Nazy Daryen Biz, 604 Santa Cruz
Ave., MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Amir Ganji, 6407 Berwickshire Way, San
Jose, CA 95120. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on .
/s/ Amir Ganji /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Snacks Antojitos Mexicanos, 31 N. B
St., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Perdo
Miguel Alvarez, 45 N. Ellsworth Ave.,
San mateo, CA 94401. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Perdo Miguel Alvarez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
The following person is doing business
as: DeQueen Fashion San Mateo, 37 E.
3rd. Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Grace Xu, 97 Lakewood Cir., San Mateo,
CA 94402. The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on .
/s/ Grace Xu /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Housing Services, 1050 Ralston
Ave., BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Wood-
mont Real Estate Services, LP, CA. The
business is conducted by a Limited Part-
nership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Ronald Granville /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 03/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
03/28/14, 04/04/14, 04/11/14, 04/18/14).
210 Lost & Found
FOUND: KEYS (3) on ring with 49'ers
belt clip. One is car key to a Honda.
Found in Home Depot parking lot in San
Carlos on Sunday 2/23/14. Call 650 490-
0921 - Leave message if no answer.
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by Lunardis market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
LOST ON Sunday 03/10/13, a Bin of
Documents on Catalpa Ave., in
San Mateo. REWARD, (650)450-3107
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
REWARD!! LOST DOG - 15LB All White
Dog, needs meds, in the area of Oaknoll
RWC on 3/23/13, (650)400-1175
16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent
condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
50 SHADES of Grey Trilogy, Excellent
Condition $25. (650)615-0256
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
RICHARD NORTH Patterson 5 Hard-
back Books @$3 each (650)341-1861
TRAVIS MCGEE (Wikipedia) best mys-
teries 18 classic paperbacks for $25.
Steve (650) 518-6614
27 Friday March 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee
Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name
Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce
Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to:
Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 501 Primrose Road,
Burlingame, California, until 2 P.M., on April 24, 2014 and will, at 2 P.M. on that date, be public-
ly opened and read at the City Hall, in Conference Room "B" for:
game, San Mateo County, California.
Contract documents covering the work may be obtained at office of the City Engineer during
normal working hours at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, California. A non-refunda-
ble fee of $50 will be charged for the Contract Documents.
The work shall consist of the construction of approximately 690 linear feet of 5x10 box culvert,
70 linear feet of sanitary sewer replacement, sanitary sewer manhole construction, storm drain
vault construction, and the cleaning of an existing culvert.
Special Provisions, Specifications and Plans, including minimum wage rates to be paid in com-
pliance with Section 1773.2 of the California Labor Code and related provisions, may be in-
spected in the office of the City Engineer during normal working hours at City Hall, 501 Primrose
Road, Burlin-game, California.
A prebid meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M., City Hall, Conference Room "B" on April 8,
The contractor shall possess a Class A license prior to submitting a bid. All work specified in
this project shall be completed within 100 working days from date of the Notice to Proceed.
DATE OF POSTING: March 26, 2014
295 Art
"AMERICAN GRIZZLEY" limited print by
Michael Coleman. Signed & numbered.
Professionally framed 22x25.. $99. 650-
5 prints, nude figures, 14 x 18, signed
Andrea Medina, 1980s. $40/all. 650-345-
6 CLASSIC landscape art pictures,
28x38 glass frame. $15 each OBO.
Must see to appreciate. SOLD!
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166
POSTER, LINCOLN, advertising Honest
Ale, old stock, green and black color.
$15. (650)348-5169
296 Appliances
tion fairly new $100.00. (650)291-9104
HOOD, G.E. Good condition, clean,
white.. $30. (650)348-5169
LEAN MEAN Fat Grilling Machine by
George Foreman. $15 (650)832-1392
LG WASHER/ DRYER in one. Excellent
condition, new hoses, ultracapacity,
7 cycle, fron load, $600, (650)290-0954
MAYTAG WALL oven, 24x24x24, ex-
cellent condition, $50 obo, SOLD!
MINI-FRIG NEW used i week paid $150.
Sell $75.00 650 697 7862
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
ROTISSERIE GE, IN-door or out door,
Holds large turkey 24 wide, Like new,
$80, OBO (650)344-8549
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
THERMADOR WHITE glass gas cook-
top. 36 inch Good working condition.
$95. 650-322-9598
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
297 Bicycles
GIRLS BIKE 18 Pink, Looks New, Hard-
ly Used $80 (650)293-7313
SCHWINN 20 Boys Bike, Good Condi-
tion $40 (650)756-9516
298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90s $90 all (650)365-
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23, $50. OBO,
298 Collectibles
BOX OF 2000 Sports Cards, 1997-2004
years, $20 (650)592-2648
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
mark picture Gallery First Day of issue
1960. Limited edition $85.
FRANKLIN MINT Thimble collection with
display rack. $55. 650-291-4779
HO TRAIN parts including engines, box-
cars, tankers, tracks, transformers, etc.
$75 Call 650-571-6295
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
RUSSIAN MEDAL Pins for sale, 68 in
lot, $99 SOLD!
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
TATTOO ARTIST - Norman Rockwell
figurine, limited addition, $90., SOLD!
TEA POTS - (6) collectables, good con-
dition, $10. each, (650)571-5899
UNIQUE, FRAMED to display, original
Nevada slot machine glass plate. One of
a kind. $50. 650-762-6048
299 Computers
1982 TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4A com-
puter, new condition, complete accesso-
ries, original box. $99. (650)676-0974
300 Toys
14 HOTWHEELS - Redline, 32
Ford/Mustang/Corv. $90 all (650)365-
66 CHEVELLE TOY CAR, Blue collecti-
ble. $12. (415)337-1690
PILGRIM DOLLS, 15 boy & girl, new,
from Harvest Festival, adorable $25 650-
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertible
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$99 (650)591-9769
RADIO CONTROL car; Jeep with off
road with equipment $99 OBO
SMALL WOOD dollhouse 4 furnished
rooms. $35 650-558-8142
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (650)349-6059
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
14 x 21, carved top, $45.,
ANTIQUE CRYSTAL table lamps, (2),
shades need to be redone. Free. Call
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
ANTIQUE LANTERN Olde Brooklyn lan-
terns, battery operated, safe, new in box,
$100, (650)726-1037
302 Antiques
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313
rust on legs, rust free drum and ringer.
$45/obo, (650)574-4439
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72 x 40 , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $700. (650)766-3024
OLD VINTAGE Wooden Sea Captains
Tool Chest 35 x 16 x 16, $65 (650)591-
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
303 Electronics
27 SONY TRINITRON TV - great condi-
tion, rarely used, includes remote, not flat
screen, $55., (650)357-7484
46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
AUTO TOP hoist still in box
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
batteries $9, 650-595-3933
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
BLACKBERRY PHONE good condition
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
new, $20., (415)410-5937
only $18, 650-595-3933
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
mote ex/cond. (650)992-4544
with remote. Good condition, $20
SET OF 3 wireless phones all for $50
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
bankers rack. Beautiful style; for plants
flowers sculptures $70 (415)585-3622
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
BRASS DAYBED - Beautiful, $99.,
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
CHAIRS, WITH Chrome Frame, Brown
Vinyl seats $15.00 each. (650)726-5549
shelves and doors. Beautiful. 23 width 30
height 11 depth $75 (650)591-4927
DINETTE SET, round 42" glass table,
with 4 chairs, pick up Foster City. Free.
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DISPLAY CABINET 72x 21 x39 1/2
High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
EZ CHAIR, large, $15. Call
304 Furniture
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
FLAT TOP DESK, $35.. Call
I-JOY MASSAGE chair, exc condition
$95 (650)591-4927
KITCHEN CABINETS - 3 metal base
kitchen cabinets with drawers and wood
doors, $99., (650)347-8061
KITCHEN TABLE, tall $65. 3'x3'x3' ex-
tends to 4' long Four chairs $65. 622-
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
MIRROR, SOLID OAK. 30" x 19 1/2",
curved edges; beautiful. $85.00 OBO.
Linda 650 366-2135.
MIRRORS, large, $25. Call
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
RETAIL $130 OBO (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs, glass top,
good condition 41 in diameter $95
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
QUEEN SIZE Mattress Box Spring
$100.00 (650)291-9104
RECLINER CHAIR brown leather exc/
cond. $50. (650)992-4544
RECLINER LA-Z-BOY Dark green print
fabric, medium size. $65. (650)343-8206
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
ROCKING CHAIR w/wood carving, arm-
rest, rollers, swivels $99, (650)592-2648
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SMALL VANITY chair with stool and mir-
ror $99. (650)622-6695
SOFA PASTEL color excellent
condition $99 (650)701-1892
SOFA SET of two Casual style, Good
condition 62" long. $85.00 Hardly used..
650 697 7862
with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274
SOLID WOOD oak desk $50 (650)622-
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
TABLE 4X4X4. Painted top $40
TEA/ UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
TEACART - Wooden, $60. obo,
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for ster-
eo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WALNUT CABINET T/V glass door/
drawers on roller 50"W x58"H ex/co.$60.
WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with
upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WICKER DRESSER, white, 3 drawers,
exc condition 31 width 32 height 21.5
depth $35 (650)591-4927
WOOD - wall Unit - 30" long x 6' tall x
17.5" deep. $90. (650)631-9311
304 Furniture
WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condi-
tion $65.00 (650)504-6058
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves,
cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. Three avail-
able, (650)345-5502
BBQ, WEBER, GoAnywhere, unused,
plated steel grates, portable, rust resist-
ant, w/charcoal, $50. (650)578-9208
crystal bowl. For entre, fruit, or dessert
$20 (415)585-3622
immaculate, 2 each: Pillow covers,
shams, 1 spread/ cover, washable $25.
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
COOKING POTS(2) stainless steel, tem-
perature-resistent handles, 21/2 & 4 gal.
$5 for both. (650) 574-3229.
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN MOWER - very good
condition $25., SOLD!
Shams (print) $30.00 (650)341-1861
gundy; for the new extra deep beds. New
$60 (415)585-3622
ROGERS' BRAND stainless steel steak
knife: $15 (415)585-3622
SINGER ELECTRONIC sewing machine
model #9022. Cord, foot controller
included. $99 O.B.O. (650)274-9601 or
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
VACUMN EXCELLENT condition. Works
great.Moving. Must sell. $35.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
307 Jewelry & Clothing
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano
glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new,
$100., (650)991-2353 Daly City
COSTUME JEWELRY Earrings $25.00
Call: 650-368-0748
LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow
length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
308 Tools
13" SCROLL saw $ 40. (650)573-5269
2 TON Hydraulic floor Jack with Air com-
pression(250psi) new in tool box $60.
BLACK & Decker 17" Electric Hedge
Trimmer. Like new. $20. 650-326-2235.
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CRACO 395 SP-PRO, electronic paint
sprayer.Commercial grade. Used only
once. $600/obo. (650)784-3427
CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with vari-
able speeds $65 (650)359-9269
stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 1/2" drill press $40.50.
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
CRAFTSMAN 6" bench grinder $40.
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
CRAFTSMAN BELT & disc sander $99.
blade heavy duty new in box. $60.
CRAFTSMAN10" TABLE saw & stand,
$99. (650)573-5269
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)851-0878
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, (650)333-4400
308 Tools
used. Wood handles. $50 or best offer.
(650) 595-4617
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
PANASONIC FAX machine, works
great, $20. (650-578-9045)
310 Misc. For Sale
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55.
CHEESESET 6 small and 1 large plate
Italian design never used Ceramica Cas-
tellania $25. (650)644-9027
good condition, needs ribbon (type
needed attached) $35 San Bruno
condition $50., (650)878-9542
used, $45. obo, (650)832-1392
used $8., (408)249-3858
GOURMET SET for cooking on your ta-
ble. European style. $15 (650)644-9027
glass in front and sides (650)355-2996
GREEN CERAMIC flower pot w/ 15
Different succulents, $20.(650)952-4354
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
IGLOO COOLER - 3 gallon beverage
cooler, new, still in box, $15.,
$30. (650)726-1037
cooler includes icepak. $20
MEDICINE CABINET - 18 X 24, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
Cheese Tote - new black $45
$5; new aluminum btl $3 650-595-3933
NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,
gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
SET OF 11 Thomas registers 1976 mint
condition $25 (415)346-6038
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48 x 69
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35.
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$35. (650)873-8167
WICKER PICNIC basket, mint condition,
handles, light weight, pale tan color.
$10.00 (650)578-9208
311 Musical Instruments
cellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
KAMAKA CONCERT sized Ukelele,
w/friction tuners, solid Koa wood body,
made in Hawaii, 2007 great tone, excel-
lent condition, w/ normal wear & tear.
$850. (650)342-5004
WURLITZER PIANO, console, 40 high,
light brown, good condition. $490.
312 Pets & Animals
AQUARIUM, MARINA Cool 10, 2.65
gallons, new pump. $20. (650)591-1500
BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate de-
sign - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
brown. Good health. Free. Call
PET TAXI, never used 20 by 14 by 15
inches, medium dog size $20. SOLD!
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
28 Friday March 28, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Dominion
6 Food on a stick
11 Olympus OM-2,
14 Templo Mayor
15 Home to some
16 Plus
17 Guys with plenty
of time for child
20 Stirling topper
21 One in Marseille
22 Is gaga over
23 Astern
24 Theyre
26 Lament following
an Elizabethan
31 Hei-tiki wearers
32 Passes between
33 Stat!
34 Pop star John
35 Sched. producer
36 Tie together
38 Island R&B
39 Dragonwyck
author Seton
40 Resolution targets
41 Like Barney with
his pal?
45 Twisted actress
46 Short life story?
47 Small power
49 The lot
50 Banff Upper Hot
Springs, e.g.
53 Got locked out of
a Finnish sauna
during winter?
57 Feel rotten
58 End of __
59 Remove
60 Gnarly relative
61 Greek salad
62 Lets
1 Slew
2 University
founder Cornell
3 Up and __!
4 Sheltered side
5 Nationwide
sandwich debut
of 1972
6 Citizen of Little
Salem, Colorado
7 Flight stat
8 Its good for
9 NFL owner who
moved the
Oakland Raiders
to L.A. and back
10 11-Down
11 Show founded as
a vehicle for
Scott Hamilton
12 Ear piece
13 Acuff and
18 __acte
19 Big Ben sound
23 Prefix with
24 Hallelujah!
25 Thats for sure!
26 __ blue streak
27 Inconsistent way
to run
28 Bakers
29 Pointed out
30 Milk sources for
Pecorino cheese
31 Fit together well
36 Outdoor camera
users accessory
37 Actor Robert
De __
39 Dye compound
42 Holy moly!
43 Greening up
44 Willing cohort?
47 Way out there
48 Musical highlight
49 Cries of
50 Sibelius The __
of Tuonela
51 Unwanted
52 Some pints
54 Fishing aid
55 Musical syllable
56 Profitable rock
By Paul Hunsberger
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
316 Clothes
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
LARRY LEVINE Women's Hooded down
jacket. Medium. Scarlet. Good as new.
Asking $40 OBO (650)888-0129
LEATHER JACKET Classic Biker Style.
Zippered Pockets. Sturdy. Excellent Con-
dition. Mens, XL Black Leather $50.00
LEATHER JACKET, brown bomber, with
pockets.Sz XL, $88. (415)337-1690
MANS DENIM Jacket, XL HD fabric,
metal buttons only $15 650-595-3933
MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
MINK JACKET faux, hip length, satin lin-
ing. Looks feels real. Perfect condition
$99 OBO 650-349-6969
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
DRESS SIZE 6-8, $35 (650)873-8167
WESTERN HAT brown color large size 7
5/8 never worn weatherproof $50 obo
WHITE LACE 1880s reproduction dress
- size 6, $100., (650)873-8167
317 Building Materials
30 FLUORESCENT Lamps 48" (brand
new in box) $75 for all (650)369-9762
BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top
and sink: - $65. (650)348-6955
BRAND NEW Millgard window + frame -
$85. (650)348-6955
318 Sports Equipment
2 BASKETBALLS Spalding NBA, Hardly
used, $30 all (650)341-5347
2 SOCCER balls hardly used, $30 all
San Mateo, (650)341-5347
BAMBOO FLY rod 9 ft 2 piece good
condition South Bend brand. $50
BASEBALLS & Softballs, 4 baseballs 2
softballs, only $6 650-595-3933
BASKETBALL HOOP, free standing
$100. New Costco $279. (650)291-9104
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50. (650)637-
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 di-
meter, Halex brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DL1000 BOAT Winch Rope & More,
$50., (650)726-9658
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.
KIDS 20" mongoose mountain bike 6
speeds front wheel shock good condition
asking $65 (650)574-7743
LADIES BOWLING SET- 8 lb. ball, 7 1/2
sized shoes, case, $45., (650)766-3024
LADIES STEP thruRoadmaster 10
speed bike w. shop-basket Good
Condition. $55 OBO call: (650) 342-8510
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 (650)520-3425
POWER PLUS Exercise Machine $99
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167
318 Sports Equipment
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878
WOMAN'S BOWLING ball, 12 lbs, "Lin-
da", with size 7 shoes and bag, $15.
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
322 Garage Sales
San Mateo Event Center
(San Mateo Fairgrounds)
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We dont want to leave the district,
Darrow said. Were connected to our fami-
lies, both past and present. The problem,
and it sincerely is a major problem, in our
lives now is that we havent received a cost-
of-living increase in many, many years. Its
time to take a look at how deeply each of us
is truly hurting.
In November 2013, teachers and adminis-
trators reached an impasse after they failed
to come to an agreement over a new contract
after the union requested a 7 percent pay
increase that could be spread out over two
years. The district countered with a 2 percent
raise beginning on July 1. The districts
offer included a one-time payment this year
equal to 1 percent of salaries, according to
the district. For the 2013-14 school year,
the district offered a one-time 2.6 percent
salary increase. This would be comprised of
a 1 percent off-schedule bonus and a reduc-
tion of three workdays equivalent to a 1.6
percent salary increase, according to the dis-
District ofcials moved the public com-
ment up to accommodate the large crowd of
teachers who wanted to speak to the board
Wednesday night. Board Vice President
Dennis McBride said he was excited to see so
many hardworking teachers and staff at the
They work incredibly hard to make stu-
dents successful, he said. Its a shame the
state has underfunded us. Were looking for-
ward to progress in the negotiations.
The new state Local Control Funding
Formula sends $2.1 billion more to school
districts that have high numbers of students
from lower-income families, who have lim-
ited English prociency or are foster chil-
dren. The district receives $141 per pupil
with the new formula, receiving $1.3 mil-
lion total from the state incrementally,
McBride said. There is still a $2.5 million
decit, he said. When he joined the board in
2003, the district had 8,000 students and
approximately $95 million. Today it has
9,000 students and $80 million, he previ-
ously said.
McBride previously said the district
absolutely wants to give teachers, staff and
administrators a raise, but it just doesnt
have the wherewithal. Currently, certied,
credentialed teachers make between $45,495
starting to $84,938 annually.
Meanwhile, the unions lead negotiator,
Bill Crow, said if not for the teachers, clas-
sied employees, students and parents who
make every single operational function pos-
sible, there would be no school district.
Crow shared that the percentage the district
spends on teachers has gone down from 44
percent to 40 percent in the past several
years, while the administrative percent has
gone down 1.5 percent.
My purpose in addressing you here
tonight is to seek respect, and the remunera-
tion that goes hand in hand with that
respect, he said. We have also been told
that we must be patient, and wait until the
district has recouped all the losses they have
suffered in the past, and that this could take
seven years. What kind of employees are
you going to end up with in seven years of
no raises? We have been patient long
enough, and respectfully ask for the salary
increase we have earned.
Union president Bret Baird said its time
for the district to come together and do the
right thing by investing in an extremely tal-
ented pool of teachers since the district will
have the money to do so.
First come the parents because without
them there would be no students, then once
you have enough students you need a teacher
to teach them, he said. Over the past six
and half years we have been told that we were
the districts rst priority. Suddenly, this
school year, we have been moved down to
number three. Why? During the down econo-
my, when we expressed our concerns with
the district, we were told if you are not
happy here, leave.
Baird went on to say the teachers have
done everything asked of them under difcult
circumstances such as dramatic class size
increases and still managed to increase test
Kennedys 80 point gain helped
Superintendent Christensen get superintend-
ent of the year, he said.
Christensen appeared visibly upset by the
Parents also came to speak.
Its time to give them a raise, said
Michelle Houseler. They come to school
early just to help my kids and other kids. No
one, besides me and my husband, are more
important than the teachers in my kids
On the other hand, Christensen said teach-
ers absolutely deserve a raise, but the district
sustained very deep cuts from the state, and
its not close to being back to where it was
in the 2006-07 school year.
We hope that a growing state economy
will lead to increased funding over the next
few years so that we can afford to provide
increased compensation to our hard-working
staff, she said in the statement.
Trustee Alisa MacAvoy added to those
statements, noting most of the attendees
dont come to regular board meetings or see
board members at committee meetings or see
them ghting for money for the district. She
noted the board normally doesnt respond to
oral communication, but she felt that it is
very important that it did because there were
so many teachers, support staff, administra-
tors and others in the audience.
I know that everyone has worked really
hard, harder than you ever have and really
everyone in this room ... and know that we
absolutely recognize that and because a
salary increase is not coming through today,
that does not mean we dont recognize all
your hard work and we see it every day and we
value it, she said. I just want you to know
that we absolutely believe that you deserve a
raise. We are surrounded by wealthier dis-
tricts, we know that. I want to thank you, I
look forward to working with you and, as
money does come in, I look forward to giv-
ing you the raise that you deserve.
The next bargaining meeting is Monday,
March 31.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
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this year, easily passing legislation and
setting the agenda after taming
Californias busted budgets and turning
their Republican rivals into a superminor-
ity in the nations most populous state.
But now their dominance could be damp-
ened by new revelations of dirty dealings
by Democrats in the state Senate. One sen-
ator was convicted of voter fraud and per-
jury, and two others face federal charges for
alleged misdeeds that include accepting
large financial bribes for friends and fami-
ly in exchange for legislation and orches-
trating weapons and drug trafficking to
help pay off campaign debts.
U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne
Feinstein of California joined a growing
list of officials Thursday in distancing
themselves by demanding Yees resigna-
tion. The Democratic leader of the state
Senate, President Pro Tem Darrell
Steinberg, warned Yee to resign or face sus-
pension by his colleagues, saying he can-
not come back.
Yee has only announced he is dropping
out of the secretary of state race.
I know what people are thinking. This
is the third incident the Senate has had to
deal with, an emotional Steinberg said.
We are going to do everything in our
power to uphold the integrity of the Senate
and do the peoples business and still have
a great and productive year.
Yees lawyer says the senator plans to
plead not guilty to charges of accepting
more than $42,000 to influence legisla-
tion and introduce an undercover FBI agent
to an arms trafficker.
Yee, who sometimes challenged
Democratic leaders, had been best known
publicly for his efforts to promote govern-
ment transparency and public records, for
which he was celebrated just last week by
the Society of Professional Journalists. He
also introduced several bills last year to
restrict gun possession.
SPJ issued a statement Thursday saying
the group will not take any action on the
award until the case against Yee is
Republicans, who have been struggling
to regain their political footing, have
sought to capitalize on the wave of crimi-
nal charges as a way to undo Democrats
dominance in the Legislature. Republicans
have repeatedly tried to expel Sen. Rod
Wright of Inglewood after he was convict-
ed of perjury and voter fraud in January for
lying about his legal residence in Los
Angeles County. Democratic leaders have
blocked those efforts, though.
Wright and Sen. Ron Calderon of
Montebello, who was indicted on federal
corruption charges in February, are on vol-
untary paid leave from the Legislature.
Prosecutors say Calderon accepted about
$100,000 for himself and family members
in exchange for promoting legislation to
expand Hollywood tax credits and protect
the interest of a hospital that benefited
from a provision of the workers compen-
sation law.
Sen. Joel Anderson, a Republican from
Alpine who has led the expulsion efforts,
blamed Democratic leaders for creating a
culture of tolerance for illegal activity.
If you refuse to act and you shirk your
responsibility to act, is it a surprise that
senators dont take ethics as seriously as
they should? Anderson said.
John Burton, chairman of the California
Democratic Party, said he does not think
voters will hold all Democrats accountable
for the actions of three rogue operators,
but he said the allegations are worrisome.
Its a concern, one, because theyre all
Democrats, but more than that, its a con-
cern for the institution that I was honored
to not just serve in but to lead, and nothing
even close to that happened under that
membership, said Burton, who was Senate
President Pro Tem from 1998 until 2004.
But you just dont know.
Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-
Diamond Bar, agreed that the actions
reflect poorly on lawmakers of both par-
ties. He prepared a resolution calling for
Yees immediate suspension.
We all get painted in the same brush,
he said. The problem is manifesting
itself, but people hold us all to the same
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