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Monday Dec. 15, 2014 Vol XV, Edition 103

Mediation for pool dispute?


District backing off lawsuit; forms committee to look into citys proposed cost-sharing
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

The wheels are in motion for a


resolution to the dispute over
usage and the funding model for
the shared city and San Mateo
Union High School District pool
at Burlingame High School, while
some are speaking out about their
dismay regarding the tumultuous
relationship between the two entities.
The district is backpedaling on a
lawsuit it threatened last week that
was in relation to the city of
Burlingame not responding to the
districts request for additional
space in the 50-meter Olympic
size pool for its teams and more
payments from the city for its
usage. Now, the district and city

are both expressing interest in


finding common ground. Trustee
Linda Lees Dwyer explained the
board is forming a committee to
analyze the city proposal to reach
an amicable resolution by early
2015.
Some officials are still dismayed
the city and districts relationship
has gotten so hostile.
Tom Mohr, who was superintendent at the time of the agreement to build the pool in 1999, is
currently a San Mateo County
Community College District
trustee. Mohr said the district had
an ongoing relationship with the
city, and with all the cities, in the
past, with the city sometimes
stepping in to help paint gyms or
provide funds for parking lots.
The district and city also met regularly and the district would go to

the City Council meetings several


times a year to give updates on district activities.
There was a great deal of sharing in those days, he said. At
that time, the two agencies would
sit down together a couple times a
semester and map everything out
for usage, then there was an
opportunity for people to come
back together. A 50-meter pool
thats a tremendous asset. I think
we were all very pleased we got
such a good start on it and made it
work for some time. There is a
great deal to be gained by the
agencies working together in the
interest of everyones children.
The threat of litigation itself
caught the attention of state Sen.
Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who

See POOL, Page 22

RONNY DIEHL/DAILY JOURNAL

Kim Schoknecht, a lawyer who represents the anonymous donor to the


Burlingame High School pool, told the San Mateo Union High School Board
of Trustees at a crowded Thursday night meeting that it needs to mediate
its dispute over pool usage and fees with the city of Burlingame.

District faces competition


for degree pilot program

HARLEY LOVERS BRING HOLIDAY CHEER

Chancellor: San Mateo County college


system well positioned for selection
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

TOM JUNG/DAILY JOURNAL

At the conclusion of their annual Toy Run Saturday, the Golden Gate Chapter of the Harley Owners Group
received a San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Proclamation congratulating its 25 years of delivering
toys for distribution to children at the San Mateo Medical Center. The chapter has delivered over 20,000 toys
and more than $15,000 in donations to the medical center to date.The celebration was attended by incoming
and first woman Chapter Director Linda Settlemyer, left, former chapter director Neal McClurg, current chapter
Director Jeff Frishof and event sponsor Tom Perkins, third generation owner and operator of Dudley Perkins,
a Harley Davidson dealership currently celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Welcome to the club


Clubhouse for those with mental illness near opening
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

San Mateo Countys newest


clubhouse is a place to socialize,
to share and to learn.
California Clubhouse is also a

membership-based community
where adults with severe mental
illness diagnoses will find a network of support and skills needed
to transition them from situations
where they stabilize like a hospital into lifelong opportunities.

They are just people struggling


to put their lives back together after
a huge crisis and thats what the clubhouse
does,
said
Juliana
Fuerbringer, the nonprofits founder.

Phones Cameras Watches


Cars Hearing Aids Tools

Just South of Whipple Avenue

See CLUB, Page 20

A call for petitions to participate in a pilot program four-year


bachelors degrees in community
colleges has garnered lots of interest across the state, including
from San Mateo Countys community college district.
As of Nov. 12, the California
Community
Colleges
Chancellors Office had received
letters of intent from 36 districts
half of all districts in the system indicating their desire to

host a bachelors
degree
program. The
San
Mateo
C o u n t y
C o m m un i t y
College District
submitted its
proposal
for
Ron Galatolo starting a respiratory therapy
program at Skyline College, as its
Chancellor Ron Galatolo said the
industry is moving that training

See COLLEGE, Page 21

Its crunch time again for


health insurance sign-ups
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON President
Barack Obamas push to cover
Americas uninsured faces another
big test Monday.
This time, its not only how the
website functions, but how well the
program itself works for millions
who are starting to count on it.
Midnight Monday, Pacific time
is the deadline for new customers

to pick a health plan that will take


effect Jan. 1, and for current
enrollees to make changes that
could reduce premium increases
ahead of the new year.
HealthCare.gov and state insurance websites are preparing for
heavy online traffic before the
deadline, which gives consumers
in the East three hours into
Tuesday to enroll.
Wait times at the federal call

See HEALTH, Page 23

FOR THE RECORD

Monday Dec. 15, 2014

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Thought for the Day


Silence is more musical than any song.
Christina Rossetti, British poet (1830-1874).

This Day in History


The U.S. Senate approved the promotions of Henry H. Arnold, Dwight D.
Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur and
George C. Marshall to the five-star rank
of General of the Army and the nominations of William D. Leahy, Ernest J.
King and Chester W. Nimitz as Admirals
of the Fleet. U.S. forces invaded
Mindoro Island in the Philippines,
encountering little resistance from the
Japanese. A single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller, a major in
the U.S. Army Air Forces, disappeared
over the English Channel while en
route to Paris.
In 1 7 9 1 , the Bill of Rights went into effect following ratification by Virginia.
In 1 8 1 4 , the Hartford Convention began as New England
Federalists opposed to the War of 1812 secretly gathered in
the Connecticut capital. (Americas victory in the Battle of
New Orleans and the wars end effectively discredited the
Convention.)
In 1 8 6 4 , the two-day Battle of Nashville began during the
Civil War as Union forces commanded by Maj. Gen. George
H. Thomas attacked Confederate troops led by Gen. John
Bell Hood; the result was a resounding Northern victory.
In 1 8 9 0 , Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe
members were killed in Grand River, South Dakota, during a
confrontation with Indian police.
In 1 9 3 8 , groundbreaking for the Jefferson Memorial took
place in Washington, D.C. with President Franklin D.
Roosevelt taking part in the ceremony.
In 1 9 3 9 , the Civil War motion picture epic Gone with the
Wind, starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, had its world
premiere in Atlanta.
In 1 9 6 4 , Canadas House of Commons approved dropping
the countrys Red Ensign flag in favor of a new design, the
Maple Leaf flag.

1944

Birthdays

Actor-comedian
Tim Conway is 81.

Actor Don
Johnson is 65.

Actress Molly Price


is 49.

Singer Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes) is 75. Rock musician Dave Clark (The Dave Clark Five) is 72. Rock musician
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge) is 68. Actress Melanie
Chartoff is 64. Movie director Julie Taymor is 62. Movie
director Alex Cox is 60. Actor Justin Ross is 60. Rock musician Paul Simonon (The Clash) is 59. Movie director John Lee
Hancock (Film: Saving Mr. Banks; The Blind Side) is 58.
DNC Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile is 55. Country singer
Doug Phelps (Brother Phelps; Kentucky Headhunters) is 54.
Movie producer-director Reginald Hudlin is 53. Actress Helen
Slater is 51. Actor Michael Shanks is 44.

RONNY DIEHL/DAILY JOURNAL

Attendees gathered for the Wreaths Across America Ceremony sponsored by the Avenue of the Flags Committee at the Golden
Gate National Cemetery Saturday. Eight wreaths were laid in honor of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps,
Merchant Marines, National Guard, Navy, as well as the 83,329 Americans whose last known status was either prisoner of war
or missing in action and those currently serving who are unable to be home for the holidays.

In other news ...


Montana baby born
at 10:11, 12/13/14
BILLINGS, Mont. The time and
date aligned for a baby girl born in
Montana, and the infants weight
came close to making the event even
more unique.
Quincy Kessler was born at St.
Vincent Healthcare in Billings at
10:11 a.m. on 12/13/14.
Even more remarkable, her birth
weight, at 7. 84 pounds, almost
aligned with the other numbers. A fraction of an ounce more, and she would
have weighed 7.89 pounds.
The baby is the second daughter
born to Trenton and Melida Kessler.
Melida Kessler tells The Billings
Gazette that nurses in the hospital
room noted around 10:05 a.m. that the
10:11 time might work out.
At that point, she says she started to
push and Quincy came out at 10:11.

Buildings evacuated
after marriage proposal flop
AMSTERDAM A Dutchmans
attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.
The unidentified lover in the central
town of Ijsselstein rented a crane,
planning to descend in front of his
girlfriends bedroom window first
thing Saturday morning, play her a
song and then pop the question.
Instead the crane toppled over, smash-

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BRYANT, Ark. An 11-year-old


Arkansas girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to
take her to meet a boy in Florida, but
authorities caught up with the runaway
in Georgia, and found her safe, after
her parents reported her missing.
Bryant police used cellphone
records to determine the girl hailed the
cab in Little Rock Dec. 5 after talking
to a 16-year-old Jacksonville, Florida,
boy she met two years ago, the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported
Friday.
According to the information that I
have, she was in a sweatsuit with a lot
of makeup on and she looked like she
was 17 or 18 years old, said Ellis
Houston, a managing partner with
Greater Little Rock Transportation
Services, which operates the local

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The driver was not charged and is not
facing disciplinary action, Houston
said.
Maybe he lacked a little bit of judgment, Houston said.
According to police, the girl hitched
a ride from Bryant to west Little Rock
early Dec. 5 and summoned a cab to a
donut shop. There, she gave the cab
driver $1,300 stolen from her grandmother.
After the girls parents reported her
missing, police used cellphone
records to link her to the boy and the
cab service. The Georgia State Patrol
stopped the cab west of Atlanta.
The boy said he didnt know the
girls plans and Bryant Police Chief
Mark Kizer said it doesnt appear the
boy will face charges.
There really wasnt a crime broken
by the guy in Florida, he said. Its
really, really sticky. The child wasnt
kidnapped. But with an adult picking
her up and taking her anywhere she
shouldnt be, its kind of a gray area.
One side of me thinks the cabdriver
did wrong, but then the other side
thinks at least she met somebody who
wasnt completely evil.
The grandmother has decided against
pressing charges over the stolen cash,
Bryant police Sgt. Todd Crowson said.
The girls father said he had already
confiscated her cellphone and makeup.

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ing a large hole in the neighbors


roof.
The man clambered to safety and no
one was injured.
According to the Algemeen Dagblad
newspaper, the girlfriend said yes
anyway. After speaking with police,
the pair traveled to Paris to celebrate.
Then the crane fell again during
attempts to right it with a larger crane,
bashing in the rest of the neighbors
roof. The towns mayor is on the spot
after the building was declared unsafe.
Six apartments were evacuated.

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Mega number

The Daily Derby race winners are Solid Gold, No.


10, in first place; Big Ben, No. 4, in second place;
and Eureka, No. 7, in third place. The race time
was clocked at 1:41.80.

Mo nday : Breezy...Rain. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the


upper 50s. Southeast winds 20 to 30 mph
decreasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Mo n day n i g h t : Showers in the
evening...Then showers likely after midnight. Lows around 50. South winds 10 to
20 mph.
Tues day : Showers likely in the morning...Then rain likely
in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to
10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tues day ni g ht: Showers likely. Lows around 50. South
winds around 20 mph...Becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of showers 70 percent.
Wednes day : Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in
the upper 50s.

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Monday Dec. 15, 2014

The golden age of radio


T

he concept of electricity began thousands of years ago. Static electricity


intrigued ancient philosophers but it
took many thousands of years before the
concept was expanded and scientists began
experimenting to gain better use of this
knowledge. It took many different experimenters working from many different angles
to finally put together coherent and useful
inventions that led up to the world in which
we now live.
Electricity flowing through copper wire
wrapped around a iron bar led a British inventor, William Sturgeon (1783-1850), to
demonstrate the electromagnet, a component
essential for motors and sending signals.
However, it was Samuel Morse that improved
on some experiments that Joseph Henry did
and Morse end up inventing a successful telegraph system that became a commercial success in America.
Thomas Edison, while working on perfecting the efficiency of the telegraph, made a
discovery that produced the phonograph
sound coming from electricity and a piece of
foil. It was in 1877 that Edison announced
the production of a phonograph and the creation of the Edison Phonograph Speaking
Company. In 1879, the invention of a light
bulb happened.
Lee de Forest , due to his inventions related to the vacuum tube and other electronics
technology, is many times referred to as the

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Radio grew dramatically in the early 20th


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Father of Radio. Due to his personality and
aggressive business methods, he led a controversial life and many contested this label.
Nevertheless, his inventions opened up and
perfected the radio. Later in life, he lived in
California and developed the Phonofilm
process which made the movies talk. For
that, he received the Oscar.
It was after the Titanic catastrophe in 1912
that radios were perfected for mass communication. The public couldnt get enough of
them. Now you didnt have to go to a concert
hall to hear fine music. Film at this time was
the most popular entertainment source but
now you could be entertained in your own

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front room.
In 1920, there were 106,521,537 people
in the United States and life expectancy of
males was 53.6 years, for female it was 54.6
years.
The invention of small, inexpensive
radios shattered and shaped the world like no
other invention before it. It was astonishing. The entertainment formats were unlimited: adventure, comedy, drama, horror, mystery, musical variety, romance thrillers. By
1930, radios were in cars.
Classical musical programs included The
Voice of Firestone and the Bell Telephone
Hour. Country music programs like the
National Barn Dance (1924) and the Grand
Ole Opry (1927) catered to many people.
Stars who had only been seen in vaudeville
became better known due to their radio programs. Stars like: Fred Allen, Jack Benny,
Victor Borge, Fanny Brice, Bob Burns,
Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope, etc.
Serials became extremely popular in the
1930s. At first, they were in the form of childrens adventure shows and lasted for 15 minutes. Then Proctor and Gamble and ColgatePalmolive, companies which sold soap,
started producing programs that appealed to
women. They became called soaps and
included programs like The Guiding Light
(1937). Between 1937 and 2009, when it
ceased airing, it produced 15,762 episodes.
Other soaps such as As the World Turns,
General Hospital, Days of Our Lives,
All My Children, etc. filled in the day for
the housewives. I can remember the traditional organ music sound while walking by

See HISTORY, Page 21

Police reports
Dont forget to floss
A man in a car was reportedly loitering
in a 2-hour-parking zone all day and
seen brushing his teeth with a spigot on
Sixth Avenue in San Mateo before 8:09
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

REDWOOD CITY
Burg l ary . A burglar broke in to a home
through the kitchen window on Hoover
Street before 9:52 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Petty theft. Two women stole clothing and
ran out of a store on Walnut Street before
6:08 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Traffi c acci dent. An uninsured and unlicensed driver hit a bicyclist before 6:07
p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Burg l ary . Security cameras were torn down
during a burglary on Topaz Street before
4:09 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Traffi c acci dent. A forklift hit a truck and
caused minor injuries to one of the drivers
on Spring Street before 10:57 a.m. Friday,
Dec. 5.
Petty theft. Tools and registration tags
were stolen from a vehicle on Franklin
Street before 5:27 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

COASTSIDE
Vandal i s m. A window was vandalized on
the 600 block of Grove Street in Half Moon
Bay before Tuesday, Dec. 9.
DUI. A woman was arrested for drunk driving at the intersection of state routes 35 and
92 before 10:17 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9.
S us p i c i o us re p o rt . Deputies found a
report about a man exposing himself near
Half Moon Bay High School unwarranted
before 7:31 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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Anonymous artists claims responsibility for effigies on UC campus


BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

A group of anonymous artists claimed


responsibility for effigies of two black men
and a woman hanging from nooses on the
University of California at Berkeley campus on Saturday.
Dr. Pablo Gonzalez, a visiting research
fellow at UC Berkeley, posted a statement
by the artists on Twitter today that he said
had been placed on a campus bulletin board.
The statement identified a Bay Area collective of queer black and PoC artists as
responsible for the images of historic
lynchings, which they said were displayed
in both Berkeley and Oakland. PoC is
commonly used to refer to people (or person) of color.
These images connect past events to
present ones -- referencing endemic faultlines of hatred and persecution that are and

Six people displaced


by 2-alarm house fire
Six people were displaced in a two-alarm
house fire near Redwood City early Sunday
morning, a San Mateo County fire official
said.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire
in the 2900 block of Crocker Avenue in the
North Fair Oaks area around 5:50 a.m., fire
Battalion Chief Jim Stevens said.
Arriving crews found smoke and fire coming from the first floor of the home,
Stevens said.
The fire was under control within 30 minutes of crews arriving on scene, he said.
All six residents of the home had evacuated before firefighters arrived, according to
Stevens.
A man who lived in the home was transported to a hospital as a precaution, Stevens
said.
The blaze appears to have started in a
back bedroom that then spread to the rest of
the structure, which sustained extensive
damage, Stevens said.
The residents received assistance from family members and did not need help from the
American Red Cross, the battalion chief said.

should be deeply unsettling to the American


consciousness, the statement reads.
UC Berkeley police initially responded to
a report at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday of two effigies hanging from Sather Gate and quickly
removed them.
The department received a report of a third
effigy on the campanile, the large tower on
UC Berkeleys campus, but it was already
gone by the time police arrived, said UC
Berkeley police spokeswoman Claire
Holmes.
Each effigy had the words cant breathe
written over life-sized photographs of
black Americans hanging from nooses.
Demonstrations against police brutality in
the Bay Area and across the nation have used
the last words of Eric Garner, I cant
breathe, as a rallying cry in recent weeks.
Garner was killed in Staten Island in July
when a police officer used a chokehold to

restrain him. A New York grand jury declined


in December to indict the officer involved
in Garners death.
The anonymous group of artists said they
respectfully disagree with people who
think the images are no longer relevant to
the reality of life for black Americans today.
Garner, Brown, and others are victims of
systemic racism, the statement said, referencing Michael Brown, an unarmed black
man killed by a white police officer in
Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this year.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks
and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Claude Steele issued a statement today
describing the effigies as deeply disturbing and urged those responsible to come
forward and explain their intent.
The African American community has
historically faced the terrorism of lynchings used in an attempt to suppress and control, the statement said. While we do not

know the intent of the effigies, the impact


that it has had on our campus community is
undeniable.
The artists apologized to black Americans
who may have felt attacked by the work and
said they shared their pain and their history.
They also urged viewers to research the
lives and deaths of the individuals portrayed
in the effigies.
For those under the mistaken assumption
that the images themselves were intended as
an act of racism -- we vehemently disagree
and intended only the confrontation of historical context, the statement read.
The statement said Laura Nelson, George
Meadows, Michael Donald, Charlie Hale,
Garfield Burley and Curtis Brown were each
represented in the work.
The artists declined to identify themselves because they said, this is not about
us as artists, but about the growing movement to address these pervasive wrongs.

Local briefs

ing fronts approaching the region arent


packing the wallop delivered by a major
storm last week.
National Weather Service forecaster Bob
Benjamin said he expects a storm to drop
between an inch and two inches of rain
Sunday night through Monday morning in
the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento
regions.
The main event is going to be in the
early morning hours, Benjamin said from
the weather services Monterey office. The
Bay Area morning commute Monday morning may be a wet one, he said.
The weather this week will be unsettled
and wet, Benjamin said.
The storm will slowly make its way to
Southern California, but it will dump less
rain in the Los Angeles region, he said.
A second weather front is also making its
way to the Bay Area, and there will likely be
more rain on Wednesday in the region,
Benjamin said. Southern California may
experience more rain on Thursday.
The Sierra Nevada is expected to receive a
dusting of snow Sunday night and Monday
morning of a few inches at elevation above
about 5,000 feet, a height that includes
most ski resorts, said Eric Kurth, a meteor-

ologist in the weather services Sacramento


office.
The two fronts wont be nearly as powerful of the storm that dumped a much as 8
inches of rain in parts of Northern
California last week and up to 6 feet of snow
in the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada,
the National Weather Service said.
More storms are needed to pull the state of
its severe drought, but Kurth said the latest
storm helped to push the Sierra Nevada
snow pack to nearly 6 feet. It was less than
2-feet deep this time last year, Kurth said.

A damage estimate was not available


Sunday morning. The cause of the fire is
under investigation.

Motorcyclist injured in
hit-and-run on Highway 101
The California Highway Patrol and South
San Francisco police are investigating a
hit-and-run collision involving a motorcycle and pick-up truck on U.S. Highway
101 Saturday evening, according to CHP.
A CHP officer said CHP responded to the
report of a hit-and-run collision with
injuries at 5:51 p. m. at the Airport
Boulevard off-ramp on Highway 101 north.
According to CHP, a motorcyclist was
injured in a collision with a white pick-up
truck but the officer said he didnt know the
extent of the injuries.
A representative from the South San
Francisco Police Department was not immediately available for comment.

More rain forecast for Bay Area


Forecasters said Sunday they expect more
rain for California, but the two water-bear-

Portion of Highway 101 reopens


after storm-related repairs completed
A portion of U.S. Highway 101 in South
San Francisco that was closed due to stormrelated damage last week has reopened, a
Caltrans spokesman said.
Southbound U.S. Highway 101 between
Oyster Point and Grand Avenue had been
closed since Friday because of emergency
repairs on the roadway, which had cracked
or washed away from Thursdays storm,
Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus said.
The repairs were completed Sunday afternoon and the entire roadway was reopened
shortly before 3 p.m., he said.

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Black effigies hung on Berkeley campus spur debate


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BERKELEY Effigies of black lynching


victims found hanging at the University of
California, Berkeley have sparked debate
over whether the images are powerful
protest art or just plain tasteless and racist.
The photographic images were found
Saturday morning hanging at two prominent spots on campus. They were discovered
a few hours before a demonstration against
police brutality organized by a black student union was to start. Police are investigating, but officials say they still dont
know who hanged the images or the motivation.
The schools chancellor and provost
released a joint statement Saturday calling
on those responsible to come forward.

Six people displaced


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Six people were displaced in a two-alarm
house fire near Redwood City early Sunday
morning, a San Mateo County fire official
said.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire
in the 2900 block of Crocker Avenue in the
North Fair Oaks area around 5:50 a.m., fire
Battalion Chief Jim Stevens said.
Arriving crews found smoke and fire coming from the first floor of the home,
Stevens said.
The fire was under control within 30 minutes of crews arriving on scene, he said.
All six residents of the home had evacuated before firefighters arrived, according to
Stevens.
A man who lived in the home was transported to a hospital as a precaution, Stevens
said.
The blaze appears to have started in a
back bedroom that then spread to the rest of
the structure, which sustained extensive
damage, Stevens said.
The residents received assistance from family members and did not need help from the
American Red Cross, the battalion chief said.

While we do not know the intent of the


effigies, the impact that it has had on our
campus community is undeniable, chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks and provost Claude
Steele said in the prepared statement.
Social media sites hosted debates between
those who viewed the effigies as art and
those offended by the images.
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, a UC Berkeley
professor of social psychology who studies
prejudice and stereotyping, said he sees no
redeeming quality in the images hanged
Saturday.
Given the volatility of the protests, I
think its misguided regardless of the
protest, Mendoza-Denton said. Its
inflammatory and is triggering upset and
anger.
Others, however, said the effigies may

have been a form of guerrilla art and that


images of lynching victims have been used
by artists in the past. The rap group Public
Enemy used a photograph of two lynching
victims on the cover the single Hazy Shade
of Criminal released in 1992.
Leigh Raiford, an associate professor of
African American studies at UC Berkeley
who has written about lynching photography, said the images may have been hanged
as an artistic expression.
Raiford said there is a long history of
artists and groups like the NAACP using
lynching images as part of a campaign to
highlight a history of violent racism in the
country.
Somebody really did their homework,
Raiford said of the images, each of which
had a name of a lynching victim and the year

of their death.
I dont dismiss the power and fear that
these images provoke, said Raiford, who
discusses lynching photography in a book
she wrote. But I see this as guerrilla
protest.
A black student union representative said
the group is also mystified about who
hanged the effigies and why.
We hope that its someone who wanted
to bring attention to the issue, said
Spencer Pritchard, 21, a Berkeley student
who helped organize the Berkeley demonstration.
About 300 people participated in the
peaceful Berkeley protest Saturday afternoon. Many of them later joined a larger
demonstration in Oakland that was mostly
peaceful, though police arrested 45 people.

Local briefs

ing fronts approaching the region arent


packing the wallop delivered by a major
storm last week.
National Weather Service forecaster Bob
Benjamin said he expects a storm to drop
between an inch and two inches of rain
Sunday night through Monday morning in
the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento
regions.
The main event is going to be in the
early morning hours, Benjamin said from
the weather services Monterey office. The
Bay Area morning commute Monday morning may be a wet one, he said.
The weather this week will be unsettled
and wet, Benjamin said.
The storm will slowly make its way to
Southern California, but it will dump less
rain in the Los Angeles region, he said.
A second weather front is also making its
way to the Bay Area, and there will likely be
more rain on Wednesday in the region,
Benjamin said. Southern California may
experience more rain on Thursday.
The Sierra Nevada is expected to receive a
dusting of snow Sunday night and Monday
morning of a few inches at elevation above
about 5,000 feet, a height that includes
most ski resorts, said Eric Kurth, a meteor-

ologist in the weather services Sacramento


office.
The two fronts wont be nearly as powerful of the storm that dumped a much as 8
inches of rain in parts of Northern
California last week and up to 6 feet of snow
in the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada,
the National Weather Service said.
More storms are needed to pull the state of
its severe drought, but Kurth said the latest
storm helped to push the Sierra Nevada
snow pack to nearly 6 feet. It was less than
2-feet deep this time last year, Kurth said.

A damage estimate was not available


Sunday morning. The cause of the fire is
under investigation.

Motorcyclist injured in
hit-and-run on Highway 101
The California Highway Patrol and South
San Francisco police are investigating a
hit-and-run collision involving a motorcycle and pick-up truck on U.S. Highway
101 Saturday evening, according to CHP.
A CHP officer said CHP responded to the
report of a hit-and-run collision with
injuries at 5:51 p. m. at the Airport
Boulevard off-ramp on Highway 101 north.
According to CHP, a motorcyclist was
injured in a collision with a white pick-up
truck but the officer said he didnt know the
extent of the injuries.
A representative from the South San
Francisco Police Department was not immediately available for comment.

More rain forecast for Bay Area


Forecasters said Sunday they expect more
rain for California, but the two water-bear-

Portion of Highway 101 reopens


after storm-related repairs completed
A portion of U.S. Highway 101 in South
San Francisco that was closed due to stormrelated damage last week has reopened, a
Caltrans spokesman said.
Southbound U.S. Highway 101 between
Oyster Point and Grand Avenue had been
closed since Friday because of emergency
repairs on the roadway, which had cracked
or washed away from Thursdays storm,
Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus said.
The repairs were completed Sunday afternoon and the entire roadway was reopened
shortly before 3 p.m., he said.

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CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation


By Eric Tucker
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON When the CIA


sought permission to use harsh
interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the
response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging,
even clinical.
In one of several memos forming the legal underpinnings for
brutal interrogation techniques,
the CIA was told Abu Zubaydah
could lawfully be placed in a box
with an insect, kept awake for
days at a time and slapped multiple
times in the face. Waterboarding,
too, was acceptable because it didnt cause the lengthy mental
anguish needed to meet the legal
standard of torture, the 2002
Justice Department memo says.
The release last week of a Senate
report cataloging years of such
interrogation tactics has revived
debate about legal opinions since
discredited and withdrawn and
about the decision to not prosecute the programs architects or
officers who used the methods.
Civil rights groups in the United
States and abroad are renewing
calls to prosecute those who relied
on techniques that President
Barack Obama has called torture.
How can we seriously use the
phrase rule of law if crimes of
this magnitude go uninvestigated
and unprosecuted? said Jameel
Jaffer, deputy legal director at the
American Civil Liberties Union.
The Justice Department, which
spent years looking into the matter, says it lacks sufficient evidence to convict anyone and found

REUTERS

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan makes a point


while he holds a rare news conference at the CIA Headquarters in Virginia.
no new information in the report.
It also is far from clear that any
international case could be
brought.
Department officials said they
will not revisit their 2012 decision to close the investigation,
citing among other challenges the
passage of time and the difficulty
of proving beyond a reasonable
doubt that crimes were committed,
especially in light of government
memos that gave interrogators
extraordinary latitude.
Our inquiry was limited to a
determination of whether prosecutable offenses were committed.
Importantly, our investigation
was not intended to answer the
broader questions regarding the
propriety of the examined conduct, the department said in a

statement after the report was


released.
That conclusion followed an
investigation led by special prosecutor John Durham that begun in
2009 as an outgrowth of a probe
into the destruction of videotapes
of CIA interrogation tactics. The
inquiry into interrogation tactics
came amid the release of an internal CIA inspector generals report
that said CIA interrogators once
threatened to kill the children of a
Sept. 11 suspect and suggested
that another suspected terrorist
would be forced to watch his mother being sexually assaulted.
Durham specifically investigated potential crimes in the deaths of
two detainees, including one who
was shackled to a cold concrete
wall in a secret CIA prison, while

in custody in Iraq and Afghanistan.


In closing the investigation, the
department said it had reviewed a
tremendous volume of information about detainees alleged to
have been in U.S. custody but did
not find enough evidence to convict anyone.
The investigation focused on
instances in which interrogators
went beyond what was approved in
memos
from
the
Justice
Departments Office of Legal
Counsel. The Obama administration had said interrogators would
not face charges if they followed
legal guidelines set forth in the
memos, which have been withdrawn.
In great detail, the Bush administration memos explored the
legality under the federal torture
statute of varied interrogation
methods contemplated by the
CIA.
The analysis established parameters for conduct, largely assuring
the agency that actions now characterized by Obama as torture were
legally permissive. The guidance
was sought in the aftermath of
Sept. 11, 2001, as the country
feared another attack. CIA Director
John Brennan said at a news conference Thursday he was confident
the overall interrogation program
saved lives.
One argument in the memos held
that certain aggressive interrogation practices were permitted so
long as they stopped short of producing pain equivalent to experiencing organ failure or death.
Another said they were permissible provided the interrogators
primary objective was to not

inflict severe pain or suffering.


Sleep deprivation,
though
uncomfortable, was judged acceptable because it did not cause severe
physical pain, one memo states.
Facial slaps were fine since they did
not conjure fears of imminent
death. Waterboarding was more
problematic but did not result in the
requisite prolonged mental harm.
The government gave itself permission to use the techniques by
defining torture in such a way
that almost any action could fall
short of that definition, said
William Aceves, an international
law expert at the California
Western School of Law.
After the Senate report was
released, United Nations officials
said U.S. officials and interrogators who authorized or carried out
torture must be prosecuted. They
said the actions violate the U.N.
Convention Against Torture,
which the U.S. ratified in 1994
and which bars American personnel from engaging in torture or
cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment of detainees.
Lawyers say government officials could, theoretically, be at
risk of prosecution in foreign
countries where the interrogations
occurred. A case also could be
referred for prosecution by the
U. N. Security Council to the
International Criminal Court. But
the U.S., which is not a member of
the court, holds veto power.
State Department spokeswoman
Jen Psaki wouldnt discuss
whether the U. S. would block
other nations from prosecuting
American individuals involved in
the interrogation program.

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Ted Cruzs moves on spending bill roil Republicans


By Donna Cassata
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON One colleague


called the tactics of tea partybacked Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1
trillion spending bill a painful
echo of last years 16-day partial
government shutdown.
Another senator said it was a
strategy without an end game.
And that sniping came from
Cruzs fellow Republicans.
The 43-year-old Texas freshman
in a political hurry hes considering a 2016 presidential run
infuriated several GOP colleagues
with a last-minute attempt to force
a vote on President Barack
Obamas executive actions on
immigration.
The move upended lawmakers

REUTERS

U.S. Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks to reporters after the Senate passed a $1.1
trillion spending bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
weekend plans and, more troubling for his party, gave Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid, DNev., an opening to move forward

on long-stalled Obama nominees.


When Cruz got his vote
Saturday, he lost badly, 74-22, as
even Republicans who agree with

him on immigration repudiated his


effort. Moments later, Congress
cleared the spending bill.
You should have an end goal in
sight if youre going to do these
types of things and I dont see an
end goal other than irritating a lot
of people, said Sen. Orrin Hatch,
R-Utah.
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.,
said it was a repeat of last years
shutdown
showdown
over
Obamas health care law, when it
was engineered by Cruz and Sen.
Mike Lee, R-Utah. Isakson said it
was a movie he had seen before
and wouldnt have paid money to
see it again. He called Cruzs
move a problem, not a strategy.
Added Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.:
I fail to see what conservative
ends were achieved.

For once, Democrats opted not


to criticize Cruz publicly, a surefire indication they calculated that
he was only hurting Republicans.
Cruz was unapologetic. He said
the sole purpose of his efforts was
to secure a Senate vote to stop
President Obamas amnesty
his description of the presidents
plan for work visas for an estimated 5 million immigrants living in
the United States illegally.
Both
Democrats
and
Republicans will have the opportunity to show America whether
they stand with a president who is
defying the will of the voters or
with the millions of Americans
who want a safe and legal immigration system, Cruz said in a
speech to a crowded Senate chamber moments before the vote.

Friends say they pushed U.V.A. Jackie to call cops


By Matt Stroud
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.
Three friends of an alleged victim
of a gang rape at a University of
Virginia frat house told The
Associated Press that a magazine
article that used the womans
attack to paint a picture of a culture of sexual violence on college
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One of the friends, a 20-yearold, third-year student referred to
as Randall in the Rolling Stone
article but whose real name is
Ryan Duffin, told the AP that not
only did he encourage the alleged
victim to go to police, but he
started to dial 9-1-1 on his cellphone until she begged off saying
she just wanted to go back to her
dorm and go to sleep.

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about me was incorrect, Duffin
said.
The Rolling Stone article set off
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and journalism ethics.
The Associated Press also spoke
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Other news media have also
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the first time that Duffin has
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A lawyer representing the victim, who has been identified only
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Identity theft victims face months of hassle


By Brandon Bailey
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO As soon as


Mark Kim found out his personal
information was compromised in
a data breach at Target last year,
the 36-year-old tech worker
signed up for the retailers free
credit monitoring offer so he
would be notified if someone used
his identity to commit fraud.
Someone did. The first monitoring report showed crooks opened
accounts in his name at Macys
and Kohls department stores,
where they racked up more than
$7, 000 in charges. My heart
basically sank, he said. Over the
next seven months the New York
City resident spent hours on the
phone, most of a day in a police
station filing a report, and countless time sending documents to
banks and credit reporting agencies to clear his credit history.

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hack during last years Black
Friday shopping weekend was just
one in a wave of data breaches that
have exposed more than 100 million customer records at U. S.
retailers, banks and Internet companies. The latest high-profile
hack,
at
Sony
Pictures
Entertainment, resulted in Social
Security numbers and other personal details of nearly 50,000 current and former Sony employees
and film actors being stolen and
posted online for anyone to see.
While cases are difficult to trace,
analysts at Javelin Strategy &
Research estimate that one in
three Americans affected by a data
breach ultimately became the victim of fraud last year up from
one in nine in 2010.
Although banks often absorb
bogus charges, its up to victims
to clean up their credit histories
and recover stolen funds. On top

of lost time, money and emotional energy, victims face the frustration of rarely seeing anyone pay
for the crimes. Identity theft cases
are rarely prosecuted, said Avivah
Litan, an analyst who studies fraud
and identity theft for the research
firm Gartner. Local police have
limited resources, and criminals
are often overseas, so unless its
part of a bigger pattern, theyre
not going to spend much time pursuing it. Kim said a police detective who took his complaint later
told him the accounts were opened
by someone in California, but
Kim never heard any more about
the investigation.
In the past year, Target and other
major retailers have said theyre
increasing security. President
Obama has urged banks and stores
to speed up adoption of chip-andpin payment cards, which are
harder to hack. But reports of data
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Disturbingly, the news has
seemed to desensitize many people to the real risks created each
time an event occurs.
Kim cant be certain Target was
the source of the fraud he experienced, he acknowledged. Experts
say crooks often steal or buy consumer information from more than
one source, and use it to compile a
complete dossier on potential victims. Thats likely the way hackers last year impersonated the rich
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Paris Hilton, Michelle Obama and
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Alexander told a public forum
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about 20 credit cards. The FBI


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Meticulous by nature, Kim documented every conversation with
an investigator or company representative. He was fortunate, he
added, that his employer let him
use the phone and fax machine
where he works. If I worked at a
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been a nightmare, he said. But
Kim was never reimbursed for
sending affidavits and other documents by certified mail to various
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While identity theft is certainly
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Japans ruling coalition wins big in elections


By Ken Moritusgu
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOKYO Japans ruling coalition won a solid victory in lower


house elections Sunday, giving
Prime Minister Shinzo Abes
Liberal Democrats up to four more
years to pursue a wide range of
economic and political reforms.
The
conservative
Liberal
Democratic Party, which has ruled
for most of the post-World War II
era, locked up a solid majority of
291 seats and with its coalition
partner, the Buddhist-backed
Komei party, will hold more than
two-thirds of the House of
Representatives, national broadcaster reported.
Abe said his top priority was the
economy, which fell back into
recession after a tax hike in April.
Economy first, he told national

REUTERS

Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe poses in front of a board showing


Liberal Democratic Party candidates results during an election night event
at the partys headquarters in Tokyo.

broadcaster NHK, adding that he


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That could help reassure businesses worried over prospects for
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The central banks quarterly survey of business sentiment, or
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The U.S. government hopes Abe
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series of bills needed to expand
Japans military role, so that it
can play a bigger part in their
alliance. A heated debate is expected when parliament takes up the
legislation, likely after local elections in April.
With most of the votes counted,

the ruling coalition claimed 326


seats, with the Liberal Democrats
291 and 35 for the Komei party,
according to NHK. The main
opposition party, the Democratic
Party of Japan, had about 73 seats
a stronger showing than many
had expected.
The Japan Communist Party
won 21 seats and another opposition party, the Innovation Party,
took 41 seats, NHK reported.
The Liberal Democrats held 295
seats before the election, and fell
short of the forecasts of many analysts who expected them to win as
many as 320 seats.
But the victory allows Abe as
long as another four years to pursue his agenda, including economic reforms, nuclear plant restarts
and his long-term goal of revising
Japans constitution.

A lonely fight defending Egypts jailed dissidents


By Hamza Hendawi
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAIRO When a group of


activists is arrested in Egypt, the
call for help goes most often to
lawyer Ragia Omran. She then
starts a long trek through police
stations and prosecutors offices,
trying to get their release or at
least some respect for their
rights.
Its a lonely, grueling struggle,
and not one Omran expected to
have to wage. In 2011, she was
among the revolutionaries who
took to the streets and led an
uprising that brought down

Egypts long-ruling autocrat


Hosni Mubarak. The revolt gave
rise to a brief period of greater
freedoms and hope for real democracy.
Nearly four years later, all that
has been reversed. Many of the
secular and liberal revolutionaries are in prison under a clampdown by the government of army
chief-turned-president
AbdelFattah el-Sissi. There is zero tolerance for dissent. Police have
become notorious once more for
abuses they carry out with
impunity. There is less democracy now, the uprisings leaders
say, than under Mubarak.

Defending arrested activists is


Omrans way of keeping the revolution alive.
We are not going to accept
that the police state will continue
to run the country unchallenged.
There have to be people who
object to this, and we are going
to be those people I and the
others who are with me, she said
one afternoon after a court hearing for 25 young men on trial for
breaking a draconian law effectively banning protests which
was adopted a year ago.
I cannot give up. My friends
and family want me to leave the
country. I cannot, she told The

Associated Press in one of several recent interviews.


Dozens have been arrested
under the protest law, which
allows for heavy prison sentences for even peaceful marches.
The law has mainly been used to
go
after
secular
critics.
Authorities have also arrested
more 20,000 Islamists since elSissis 2013 overthrow of thenPresident Mohammed Morsi, of
the Muslim Brotherhood.
At the same time, activists and
civil society workers face a
relentless media campaign demonizing them as troublemakers
causing instability or foreign

agents trying to bring down the


state. The smear campaign resonates with many Egyptians who
long for normalcy after years of
turmoil meaning there is
almost no public sympathy for
jailed activists or those who
defend them.
Revolution supporters have
been left demoralized. Some are
in prison, some have left the
country. Some, as Omran puts it,
are getting married and trying to
live their lives.
Others, like Omran and human
rights lawyers doing similar
work, are simply doing what they
can.

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Monday Dec. 15, 2014

Letters to the editor


Dont alienate the solution
Editor,
Bike riders are part of the solution
to Bay Area traffic, not part of the
problem of transit. The number one
reason cited in transit surveys by people choosing not to take public transit
is that its incompatible with their
schedule. Yet Caltrains response to
bike riders requests to add more bike
cars is Cyclists may want to adjust
their schedules to ride trains with adequate bike capacity, which is equivalent to saying Cyclists may also
want to drive their cars solo instead of
choosing bike + Caltrain.
Ive been bike-bumped enough
times to now drive from San Francisco
to the Peninsula even when Caltrains
schedule works for my commute,
because my last mile relies on a bike
connection. If the Peninsula was blanketed by efficient and frequent bus
service or other transit, this would be
different, but the last-mile options
from most Peninsula stations ranges
from inefficient to abysmal. Cyclists
should be applauded for rising to that
challenge, not treated as second-class
citizens who should be expected to
rearrange their schedule even as they
are staring at half-empty passengeronly cars on the very trains that are
denying them boarding.

Armando Fox
San Francisco

Caltrain bike capacity


Editor,
I ride from San Francisco to San
Jose and see many get bumped at
22nd, especially on the Bombardier
cars. Please remember that we passengers with bikes are trying to get to
work and school and to deny us by
failing to plan for the expected bike
ridership is shortsighted, antiquated
and counterproductive to encouraging
cycling as a multimodal, non-auto
transportation tool.
Bay Area Bike Share and storage
facilities can help but only to a limited degree. The expected increase in
bike ridership, especially along the
Caltrain Corridor, is going to be much
greater than that of the rest of the
nation, state, region and even three
counties served by the intercity rail
service. Bikes and rail make sense and
lack of capacity for the new fleet will
greatly hinder the next generation of
car-free workers and residents. I
strongly encourage Caltrain to retrofit
enough new bike cars to accommodate
onboard bike capacity increase.

Tim Hickey
San Francisco

We need bike racks on Caltrain


Editor,
Im a programmer. I live in San

Jerry Lee, Publisher


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Francisco and Ive worked at jobs in


San Francisco and up and down the
Peninsula for the last 15 years. While
I currently work in San Francisco, its
likely that I will work in the South
Bay again in the next couple of years.
Whenever I work in the South Bay, I
commute by biking to Caltrain from
home, bringing the bike on board and
then biking to my workplace.
Im happy that Caltrain is buying
more of the new Bombardier cars and
electrifying the service. I respectfully
request that these new cars include
bike racks, and that a third bike car be
added to all-Bombardier trains to
increase bike capacity on those trains
to 72.
Only with consistent capacity that
eliminates bumping can Caltrain be
reliable and trusted; only with that
reliability will more people use
Caltrain and leave their cars behind. In
my experience, there is no substitute
to the combination of Caltrain and
bicycling to allow me to engage in a
long commute in a dependable, flexible and healthy way.

Martin MacKerel
San Francisco

School is in
Editor,
Ruben Contreras letter about college tuition (in the Dec. 8 edition of
the Daily Journal) was very thoughtful. The cause of the tuition crisis is
like that of many other public policy
debates.
Former Gov. Schwarzeneggers tax
cuts have basically caused the problem. Instead of receiving the billions
in tax revenue that billionaires in
California possess, he let them keep it
for who knows what, like an addition
to their homes or a new swimming
pool. This is why the public university system is suffering: a shortfall in
revenue. All public services are paid
for through taxation. However,
Germany funds human necessities like
health care and education. Because of
this, you see the brilliant minds that
are able to keep a country going with
a huge population, and without any
serious recession since the end of
World War II.

Patrick Field
Palo Alto

No families torn apart


Editor,
Illegal immigration advocates
whine that United States immigration
laws are cruel because they tear apart
families when U.S.-born anchor
babies have their Mexican parents
deported. This is a lie.If I and my wife
(U.S. nationals) sneak into Germany,
intentionally break German immigra-

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tion laws, have a German national


anchor baby, get caught and deported
back to the United States, then I will
certainly bring my baby and wife back
with me to United States there is no
family torn apart.
Any decent man would keep the family together.Why would I leave my
newborn in Germany? I have no constitutional right to intentionally
break German immigration laws, and I
knew the risk I took when I broke
their laws.Plus, for 30 years my
wifes and my connection is to United
States, while my newborn has no connection to Germany so whats cruel
about raising my child where we have
the longest connection and where rest
of my family is? Is it wrong for
everyone to equally follow U.S. laws
or just inconvenient?

Mike Brown
Burlingame

Black rage
Editor,
The multi-generational racism that
blacks have had to endure has recently
bubbled to the surface. If white
America had to walk in their shoes and
face the same daily humiliations, there
is little doubt we white folks would
explode with the same seething rage.
Blacks are disproportionately
arrested and indicted on the most
minor infractions, presumably to bolster crime statistics. There is a strong
message that blacks are not valued in
society. A majority have no access to
good schools and are condemned to
eking out a living, often in low-paid
jobs with inadequate housing and no
access to affordable health care.
So many have been stripped of their
manhood Randolph Evans, Patrick
Dorismond, Abner Louim, Oscar
Grant, Trayvon Martin and countless
others brutalized by police officers
who are largely immune from accountability with injustice insulated by a
dysfunctional grand jury system.
The public prosecutor assigned in
Mike Browns case went to extraordinary measures to influence the grand
jury to indict the victim instead of his
killer. The testimony of 18 witnesses
who insisted that Browns hands was
raised was ignored. His dead body was
left for four and a half hours in a final
gesture of extreme callousness and
insensitivity. The police officer who
performed an illegal chokehold on
Eric Garner was guilty of murder, and
the four officers who jumped on
Garners back were accessories to murder. What makes this crime even more
egregious is the cavalier way police
officers looked on as Garner was gasping for life.

Jagjit Singh
Los Altos
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Let it snow, let it


snow, let it snow
W

e set off for our annual family Christmas ski


trip on a bright sunny day. Our sons fiance
was to join us for the first time. The ride up
was uneventful. We had rented a big house in Truckee on
top of a hill and were looking forward to a wonderful day
of skiing. But that night it snowed. And it snowed. The
next morning, the roads and our driveway were clogged.
We had also lost power. We tried clearing the driveway
with many hands but only
one shovel. We just got
cold and wet. Still in good
spirits, we wrapped ourselves in blankets and
played a vigorous game of
Monopoly. That night, we
cooked dinner in the fireplace. Sleeping in a cold
house wasnt much fun but
we stuffed ourselves in
sleeping bags and added as
many blankets as we could
find. That morning, my
husband tried to barbecue
eggs which got us all off
to a bad start.
However, the roads were
clear. The skiing was fantastic, but returning to a cold house was not. After a day
on the slopes one looks forward to a warm house, a hot
shower and curling up in front of the fire. We had the
fire but little else. This went on for several days good
skiing but terrible nights in a house which grew colder
and colder over time. Finding another place to stay was
out of the question for a group our size over the holiday
week. Then just when we were about to give up and go
home, a miracle occurred. On Christmas Eve, as we
returned to our rental, the front light shone brightly.
***
Five years later, our new son-in-law, who had never
skied before, joined the family ski trip. The weather was
so-so when we left in the morning. By the time we
reached Auburn, it had deteriorated. When we reached
Dutch Flat, Highway 80 was closed.
Ordinarily I am a sissy when it comes to driving in the
snow and would say lets turn around and wait until the
weather clears. But we had family members to meet and
we were the only ones with access to the house. So as
soon as we were allowed to proceed, we took off. By
then it was about 4 p.m. and very dark. My husband was
at the wheel and he drove slowly. Visibility was almost
zero. Then we heard a strange noise. One of our chains
had fallen off in two pieces. My daughters husband
looked alarmed but my husband insisted we could make
it with one chain. The snow was falling heavily. The
roads were slippery. And we could hardly see what was
ahead.
Ordinarily, the trip from Auburn to Truckee takes an
hour and a half. But we didnt reach Truckee until 10:30
p.m. We drove to the rental agency to pick up our key.
The snow was about 6 feet deep. My daughter, a little
over 5 feet tall, managed to find the key even though
she sunk in the snow several times. Tragedy struck when
our car ran into a snow bank when we headed to our
rental.. We were hungry, cold, miserable. We hadnt
eaten since breakfast. Then someone drove by in his
pickup and offered to drive two of us to the house. My
daughter and I jumped in and my husband and son-in-law
stayed with the car and tried to dislodge it. While they
were on this fruitless task, our journey also came up
empty. The street was filled with snow. Every minute or
so, the Good Samaritan would stop his truck, knock on
someones door to borrow a shovel and try to clear a
path. Finally, we urged him to turn around and take us
back to our husbands. Both were in the car shivering. At
this point, I felt we and family relationships were
doomed.
Then, another miracle, a policeman drove by, extracted us from the snow, and found the last accommodations
available in town at the Best Western. With hope in our
hearts, we set out. But the motel had only one room
with two beds. When the four of us finally settled in the
tiny room, we received a phone call from our son who
was in a Reno hotel. They wisely decided to stay
overnight and not try to join us in Truckee. My daughter
answered the phone. Her brother asked how we were.
Pending two divorces, we are doing just fine, she said.
The next day was sunny, the roads were clear and the
family reunited. The skiing was the best ever. However,
our son-in-law would never drive with us again on a ski
trip.

Sue Lempert is the former may or of San Mateo. Her column runs ev ery Monday. She can be reached at sue@smdaily journal.com.

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Obama getting $1.1 T spending bill from Congress


By David Espo and Donna Cassata
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON Congress cleared a


$1.1 trillion spending bill for President
Barack Obamas signature after a day of
Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely
symbolic Republican challenge to the
administrations new immigration policy.
The vote late Saturday night was 56-40 in
favor of the measure, which funds nearly the
entire government through the Sept. 30 end
of the fiscal year. It also charts a new course
for selected shaky pension plans covering
more than 1 million retirees, including the
possibility of benefit cuts.
The Senate passed the bill on a day
Democrats launched a drive to confirm two
dozen of Obamas stalled nominees to the
federal bench and administration posts,
before their majority expires at years end.
Several Republicans blamed tea partybacked Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for giving the

On the move
Cal i f o rn i a Wat e r S e rv i c e Gro up
announced the promotion of Ly n n e P.
Mc Gh e e , of San Carlos, to vice president, general counsel, effective Jan. 1,
2015.
McGhee, who has been with Cal Water
since 2003, currently serves as associate
corporate counsel and corporate secretary.
McGhee earned her masters of law from
Georgetown University Law and juris
doctor from Southwestern University.
She also holds a bachelor of science in
mathematics from California State
University, Northridge.

outgoing majority party an opportunity to


seek approval for presidential appointees,
including some that are long-stalled.
It was Cruz who pushed the Senate to cast
its first vote on the administrations policy
of suspending the threat of deportation for
an estimated four million immigrants living in the country illegally. He lost his
attempt Saturday night, 74-22, although
Republican leaders have vowed to bring the
issue back after the party takes control of
the Senate in January.
If you believe President Obamas
amnesty is unconstitutional, vote yes. If
you believe President Obamas amnesty is
consistent with the Constitution, vote no,
he said.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
rebutted instantly, saying Cruz was wrong,
wrong, wrong on several counts, and even
Republicans who oppose Obamas policy
abandoned the Texan.
The spending bill, which cleared the

House on Thursday, was the main item left


on Congress year-end agenda, and exposed
fissures within both political parties in
both houses.
It faced opposition from Democratic liberals upset about the repeal of a banking
regulation and Republican conservatives
unhappy that it failed to challenge Obamas
immigration moves.
While the legislation assures funding for
nearly the entire government until next
fall, it made an exception of the Department
of Homeland Security. Money for the
agency will run out on Feb. 27, when
Republicans intend to try and force the president to roll back an immigration policy
that removes the threat of deportation from
millions of immigrants living in the United
States illegally.
The legislation locks in spending levels
negotiated in recent years between
Republicans and Democrats, and includes a
number of provisions that reflect the prior-

ities of one party or the other, from the


environment to abortion to the legalization
of marijuana in the District of Columbia.
One, which drew vehement objections
from the Democrats, would repeal a regulation imposed on banks in the wake of the
near economic collapse of 2008. Critics
called it a bailout for large financial institutions, but more than 70 House Democrats
voted for it previously, and Obama made
clear he didnt view it as a deal-killer.
The pension provision was a bipartisan
agreement that opens the door for the first
time to benefit cuts for current retirees covered by multi-employer funds in shaky
financial condition.
Supporters said it would protect retirement income to the maximum extent possible without also endangering the solvency
of the government fund that guarantees
multi-employer plans. Critics said it posed
a threat to the pension recipients, and that
it could also become a precedent for other
pensioners.

Asia stocks drop on U.S. slide, Sydney siege jitters


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Asian stocks slid Monday after Wall


Street suffered its biggest weekly loss in
more than two years following another
slump in oil prices. Weak data from Japan
and a hostage situation in Australias
largest city added to the cautious sentiment.
KEEPING SCORE: Japans Nikkei 225
was down 1.2 percent at 17,158.40. Hong
Kongs Hang Seng dropped 1.6 percent to
22,891.10 and Seouls Kospi shed 0.7 percent to 1,908.99. Australias S&P/ASX 200
dropped 0. 9 percent to 5, 170. 50 as a
hostage situation that may be politically
motivated unfolded in a cafe in central
Sydney. Chinas Shanghai Composite was
down 1 percent at 2,906.67. Markets in
Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia also fell.
JAPAN ELECTIONS: Japans ruling coali-

tion won a convincing victory in lower


house elections Sunday, giving Prime
Minister Shinzo Abes Liberal Democrats up
to four more years to pursue economic and
political reforms. But the tankan business
survey released Monday highlighted challenges facing Abes government. More than
two-thirds of the large and medium-sized
companies surveyed said they viewed the
outlook for the coming quarter as not so
favorable. Japanese businesses anticipate
weak demand at home and overseas for their
products and higher costs for materials
thanks to the weakening Japanese yen.
OIL SLUMP: Another rout in oil prices
shook financial markets Friday after the
International Energy Agency said global
demand will grow less than previously forecast next year. The news drove crude down
for the fourth day in five. Oil has now fallen
47 percent since reaching a peak of $107 in
June this year. On Monday, benchmark U.S.
crude was down 68 cents at $57.12 a barrel
in electronic trading on the New York
Mercantile Exchange. Lower oil prices
should be positive for many countries but
there are also worries the recent plunge is a
sign of a sickly global economy.

SYDNEY SIEGE: A hostage situation is


unfolding inside a cafe in Australias largest
city, with the nations prime minister saying it may be politically motivated.
Television footage of the cafe showed several people inside with their arms in the air
and hands pressed against its windows, and
two people holding up what appeared to be
a black flag with white Arabic writing on it.
The cafe is located in Martin Place, a plaza
in the heart of Sydneys financial and shopping district. It is home to the state premiers office, the Reserve Bank of
Australia, and the headquarters of two of the
nations largest banks.
WALL STREET: The stock market fell
sharply Friday as investors worried that
slumping oil demand is signaling that
growth outside of the U.S. is weaker than
earlier thought. While consumers and airlines will benefit from lower fuel prices,
energy companies will see their earnings
suffer. Some may even go out of business.
The Standard & Poors 500 fell 33 points,
or 1.6 percent, to 2,002.33. The index
dropped 3.5 percent over the week, its
biggest decline since May 2012.

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Menlos Lacy takes 10th place at nationals


By Terry Bernal
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Lizzie Lacy ended her Menlo School crosscountry career in style.


The senior took 10th place Saturday at the
36th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country
Championships National Finals at San
Diegos Balboa Park. Lacy completed the
five-kilometer course of Morley Field in 18
minutes, 1 second.
The top girls cross-country runner out of
the Central Coast Section this year, Lacy
navigated the muddied course without incident, though many competitors had footing-

related falters throughout


the early-morning meet.
The starting gun sounded
at 9:15 a.m. and Lacy was
focused on pacing herself
adequately for a strong
finish. As she found herself back of the pack at
the one-mile mark, however, she decidedly kicked
Lizzie Lacy
it up a notch.
I started a little slowly and I was a little
worried at that point, Lacy said.
As people started to fatigue, she made her

move. It was a strategy of which she was on


the other end during the Oct. 6 regional qualifiers, when she finished in third place. Lacy
said she was unhappy with her overall performance at regionals, as she started out too
quickly, causing her to taper off.
This time, she was the one benefitting
from those ahead of her falling off the pace.
I knew that would happen, so I just maintained and then picked up my pace, Lacy
said. It was pretty close at the end.
In the final 100 meters from the finish
line, Lacy sped past Lauren Gregory of Fort
Collins High School in Colorado to crack

the national top 10.


The kicker is Lacy almost didnt compete
in the Foot Locker-sponsored events this
year. She said she nearly decided to retake the
SAT the day of the regional qualifier of
which the top 10 finishers advanced to
nationals but discovered the score of her
previous test was adequate. So, within days
of regionals, she decided to compete.
Anna Rohrer of Mishawaka, Indiana won
the girls meet with a time of 17:13. For the
boys meet, Grant Fisher of Grand Blanc,
Michigan won for the second straight year,
finishing with a time of 15:03.

Curry carries
Dubs to 16th
straight win
By Brett Martel
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

was implausible four weeks ago when the


Seahawks were 6-4 and teetering in the NFC
playoff picture. After four straight wins and
the Packers loss at Buffalo on Sunday, the
Seahawks have the chance at more than just
a postseason berth.
I dont care about that stuff right now,
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. We have
two more games to play and we have one
more game thats at hand right now. Thats
all we got. The rest of it doesnt matter.

NEW ORLEANS As Stephen Curry


watched his second 3-pointer in overtime go
down from 26 feet out, he shrugged his
shoulders then pounded his chest.
Its as if Curry just cant help himself when
the chance to hit a devastating shot arises, and
the Golden State Warriors cant help but win
even when it looks like they shouldnt.
Curry scored eight of his 34 points in
overtime, and the Warriors won their 16th
straight, 128-122 over the New Orleans
Pelicans on Sunday night.
It was just a tough game to win. (The
Pelicans) were playing well and hitting
shots, Curry said. Obviously we had enough
in the tank at the end to finish it up.
Klay Thompson added 29 points for the
Warriors, whose franchise-long winning
streak includes a club-record 10 straight road
victories.
This winning streak feels great and we
dont want it to end any time soon,
Thompson said.
Tyreke Evans scored 34 points for the
Pelicans before fouling out with three minutes
left in overtime.
Jrue Holiday had 30 points, nine assists and
five steals for New Orleans, which was playing without Anthony Davis but still led 10799 with 4:16 left in regulation.
Our guys fought their tails off tonight. We
just came up short, Pelicans coach Monty
Williams said. To have a chance to win
against the best team in the league says a lot
about our guys.
Andre Iguodala had a season-high 20
points and Shaun Livingston scored 12 for
Golden State.
Coming off a victory a night earlier in
Dallas, the Warriors were concerned about a
let-down in New Orleans. Coach Steve Kerr
warned his team about it before tip-off but it

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Seattles Bruce Irvin takes down Colin Kaepernick for one of six Seahawks sacks on the day. The Seahawks held Kaepernick in check for just
141 yards passing amid a 17-7 victory to eliminate the 49ers from the playoff picture.

Playoff hopes dashed


By Tim Booth
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEATTLE Doug Baldwin was caught.


Not in the sense of getting tackled, but
caught being an observer.
Baldwin couldnt help himself. When
Seattles wide receiver saw that Green Bay
had lost, he gave a little fist pump knowing
what that meant for the Seahawks.
The NFC playoffs could be routed through
the Pacific Northwest again.
We can only control what we can control

and so were focused on us, Baldwin said.


The Seahawks knocked their most heated
rival out of contention Sunday behind another stingy defensive effort and Marshawn
Lynchs 91 yards rushing and a touchdown in
Seattles 17-7 win over San Francisco.
Gone are the 49ers from the postseason
conversation. Now the question is whether
Seattle (10-4) can win its final two games
at Arizona and vs. St. Louis and potentially land the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the
second straight season.
The opportunity at home-field advantage

Skyline suffers first loss as Las Positas claims title


By Terry Bernal
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

The big swings of Sundays Skyline


College Tournament championship finally
caught up with the Trojans.
In matching up with Coast Conference
North contender Las Positas (10-4) for the
tourney title, Skyline led by nine points
early while the Hawks led by as much as 11
late. Ultimately though, Las Positas was able
to hold off upstart Skyline (11-1) to claim the
tournament crown with a 68-64 victory.

The loss marks the first of the season for


Skyline, after winning its first 11 games. It is
the best start in the 11-year career of Skyline
head coach Justin Piergrossi.
This one stings a little bit, but we dont
ever enter the season with the goal of going
undefeated, Piergrossi said. Our goal is to
get better every day and our goal is to try and
contend for a league championship. This has
nothing to do with either one of those. We
were obviously going to lose at some point.
Early on, it seemed Las Positas wouldnt do
any scoring at all. The Hawks didnt score

their first points of the game until freshman


Brandon Eboigbodin came off the bench to
hit a pair of free throws six minutes, 23 seconds into the first half.
I didnt think we were going to (score) the
whole game, Las Positas head coach Lon
Rork said.
The 6-4 sixth-man Eboigbodin scored a
team-high 16 points throughout to help turn
around the Hawks fortunes. And coming out
of the halftime locker room trailing 34-29,
Las Positas turned the tables on Skyline by
going on an 8-0 run to start the second half.

Las Positas overtook the Trojans on the


scoreboard just 1:40 into the half on a
McKayle Harnell bucket off an assist from
Marti Fonolla to go up 36-34. The Hawks
never again trailed in the contest.
Las Positas paced itself into trouble late
though. After holding a 59-48 lead past the
midway point of the second half, the Hawks
insisted on playing an up-tempo game while
going cold from the outside. And with just
over three minutes to play, the Trojans had

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NINERS
Continued from page 11
After a sluggish, sloppy first half filled
with penalties and missed assignments,
Seattle awoke in the final 30 minutes
behind the running of Lynch and a defense
that shut out the 49ers, holding them to 67
yards. Colin Kaepernick was sacked six
times and the 49ers didnt run a play past the
Seattle 38 in the second half.
Lynch scored on a 4-yard run late in the
third quarter and the Seahawks took advantage of a short field on their next drive,
capped by Russell Wilsons 10-yard touchdown strike to rookie Paul Richardson.
Wilson was 12 of 24 for 168 yards and
rushed for another 27 yards.
Losing to Seattle for the fifth time in six
meetings, and Detroits win over
Minnesota, eliminated San Francisco (7-7)
from making the postseason. Its the first
time in Jim Harbaughs four seasons the
49ers wont be playing in January, and will
only heighten questions about Harbaughs
future with the club.
I dont want to get too far out in front of
our headlights, Harbaugh said. Were
going to focus all our energy on this week.
In a season filled with key injuries, the
49ers lost two more players late in the first
half and another in the third quarter.

Running back Frank Gore, who scored on a


10-yard run in the second quarter, left with a
concussion. Middle linebacker Chris
Borland, the NFC defensive rookie of the
month in November, hurt his ankle on the
final play of the first half. He attempted to
return, but was mostly a spectator and
replaced by Nick Moody.
Gores backup, Carlos Hyde, was bent
backward and appeared to injure his right
leg late in the third quarter. Kaepernick
threw for 141 yards and rushed for another
46, but was constantly under pressure
behind an offensive line missing starters
Marcus Martin and Anthony Davis.
We didnt give up any yards, we just
played our way, Seattle defensive end
Michael Bennett said. We played team
defense and thats the way you play championship football.
The absence of Borland was significant.
Seattle rushed for 90 yards in the third quarter alone after having just 47 in the first
half. Lynch had runs of 13 and 15 yards on
his touchdown drive that he capped by
strolling the final yard into the end zone.
San Francisco went three-and-out on the
next possession, including Hydes injury
on first down. Seattle took possession at
the 49ers 44 and Wilson immediately went
for 19 yards on a designed keeper.
The drive was kept alive by a debated
third-down roughing-the-passer call against
Moody and two plays later, Richardson
caught the first TD of his career. Referee Ed

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Paul Richardson makes a fourth-quarter TD catch to seal the win for the Seahawks.
Hochuli told a pool reporter after the game
he believed Moody hit Wilson with the
hairline of his helmet and not the facemask,
thus drawing the penalty.
The crown is the top of the helmet, the
hairline is up at the top of the forehead, he
explained. That is still a foul when you hit
the quarterback with that part of your head.
I think it was a bad call, San Francisco
safety Antione Bethea said. Its so up and
down with those types of calls,

NOTES: Seattle did not force a turnover for


the first time since Week 7 against St. Louis.
Borland and Seattle left tackle Russell
Okung (chest) were both injured on Eric
Reids interception return on the final play
of the first half. Okung suffered a chest-wall
bruise and was taken to a local hospital for
further examination and released.
The 49ers had 178 total yards in the first
half after having 164 for the entire game in
the first meeting.

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Raiders fall in K.C. for 10th straight road loss


By Dave Skretta
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. When Tony Sparano


took over as interim coach in Oakland, one of
his priorities was to make sure that the Raiders
stopped beating the Raiders.
Theyd been doing a better job of that
until Sunday.
Beaten up by Kansas Citys pass rush and
plagued by a plethora of penalties, the
Raiders fell 31-13 to the Chiefs in a game
that spiraled out of control in the final 20
minutes.
We aided in our demise today, I can tell
you that, Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck
said. The penalties we had today and the
timing of them came back to bite us a lot.
Derek Carr was just 27 of 56 for 222
yards, his only highlight a TD pass in the
final minute. The rookie was sacked four
times and fumbled a snap that led to a
Kansas City touchdown.
Latavius Murray, who ran for 112 yards
and two scores in a win over Kansas City
last month, was held to just 59 yards on 12
carries Sunday by a Chiefs defense that had
struggled against the run.
Youve got to give Kansas City credit,
but there are some clear situations there
where we had a little bit of Oakland beating
Oakland, Sparano said. We had a couple of
penalties in there that aided that thing,
which led to a score. We got the ball back
and fumbled the center-quarterback
exchange, which obviously cannot happen.
Then they hit us on a big play.
The Raiders (2-12) have lost 10 straight
on the road, and still have not won back-toback games since Weeks 7 and 8 of the 2012
season. That includes a pair of duds in the
appropriately named Show-Me State they

Pats clinch AFC East

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Kansas Citys De'Anthony Thomas returns a punt for a TD Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
were routed 52-0 at St. Louis two weeks ago.
Im a little bit surprised, to be honest
with you, Sparano said. I applaud our guys
effort. But you cant keep drives alive when
youre playing good football teams on the
road.
Meanwhile, Alex Smith threw for 297
yards and two scores for Kansas City (8-6),
which ended a three-game skid that began
with its loss to the Raiders. Knile Davis
accounted for touchdowns running and
receiving, and DeAnthony Thomas
returned a punt 81 yards for another score.
I think everyone was confident, Smith
said. You get so many opportunities and

NFL briefs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New


England Patriots clinched the AFC East title
for the sixth straight season as Tom Brady
threw two touchdown passes in a big third
quarter that carried them to a 41-13 win over
the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Leading just 14-13 at halftime, the
Patriots scored on four consecutive series
while piling up 24 points, the most in any
third period in team history.
New England (11-3) can secure home-field
advantage throughout the AFC playoffs by
beating the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.
Miami (7-7) saw its slim postseason hopes
dwindle further.
The Dolphins cut the lead to one point at halftime on Ryan Tannehills 32-yard touchdown
pass to Mike Wallace with five seconds left.

Broncos take AFC West title


SAN DIEGO Peyton Manning played
through a thigh injury and flu-like symptoms and Connor Barth kicked five field
goals to lead Denver (11-3) to a 22-10 victory against the San Diego Chargers on
Sunday that gave the Broncos (8-6) their
fourth straight AFC West title.
Manning came out of the game late in the
second quarter. He apparently hurt his thigh
while blocking linebacker Donald Butler on
a run by C.J. Anderson.
He returned for the start of the third quarter
and on Denvers second possession threw a
28-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius
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Both teams got off to slow starts in a
penalty-filled matchup, but Kansas City
finally got a jolt of energy when Thomas
fielded a punt at the 19-yard line and headed
up the sideline. He picked up a nice block
from Kelcie McCray before somersaulting
over the goal line for the score.
Chiefs kicker Cairo Santo atoned for
missing his first field-goal attempt since
Week 2 early in the second quarter by
knocking through a 41-yarder later in the
half. Sebastian Janikowski then matched
him with a 53-yarder as time expired to get

Oakland within 10-3 at the break.


Oakland had a chance to make the game
interesting in the third quarter when Travis
Kelce fumbled and the C.J. Wilson recovered. But in a fitting summation of the
Raiders season, Wilson ended up hurt on the
play, and the Raiders went nowhere before
Janikowski kicked another field goal.
The Chiefs took advantage of the opening
and a roughing the passer penalty on
Justin Tuck to go 70 yards on their next
possession. Davis finished it off with a
short touchdown run.
Running back Jamaal Charles took a
vicious hit near the goal line on the drive.
He was checked for a concussion on the
sideline and was cleared to continue, returning to the game only briefly. But when the
outcome was in hand, coach Andy Reid
decided to hold him out.
That point came just a few minutes later.
Carr fumbled a snap deep in his own territory, Kansas City recovered and Smith hit
Kelce from 20 yards for a touchdown. The
Chiefs then forced three-and-out, and
Smiths throw to Davis a few minutes later
capped their three-TD spurt and gave Kansas
City a 31-6 lead.
The whole second half, it started falling
apart, said the Raiders Charles Woodson,
and we were never able to recover and it got
out of hand.
NOTES: Chiefs linebacker Josh Mauga
had an oblique strain and cornerback Sean
Smith cramps. Both finished the game.
Kansas City improved to 6-1 when leading
at halftime.
Carr now has 313 completions, becoming the sixth rookie quarterback to surpass
300 in a season. The teams combined to
convert eight of 31 third downs. They also
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Bryant passes WARRIORS


Jordan for 3rd
on scoring list
Continued from page 11

By Jon Krawczynski
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MINNEAPOLIS Kobe Bryant has


reached rarefied air.
The Los Angeles Lakers star passed
Michael Jordan for third on the NBAs career
scoring list Sunday night.
Bryant entered the game against the
Minnesota Timberwolves needing nine
points to pass the icon with whom he is often
compared. He got the mark with two free
throws with 5:24 to play in the second quarter.
Now only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl
Malone have scored more points than Bryant.
Bryant didnt break a record Sunday night.
Abdul-Jabbar is still more than 6, 000
points ahead of him and in no danger of
being caught. But moving past Jordan was
cause for celebration.
The two players have been linked for years
and Bryant often mimicked Jordan from his
earliest days in the league, from the way he
pumped his fist after big shots to adopting the
fade-away jumper as his career has progressed
and even sprinkling in a little tongue-wagging on his drives to the bucket as a youth.
The Timberwolves stopped the game, and a
Lakers-heavy crowd gave Bryant a standing
ovation as Wolves owner Glen Taylor the
NBAs chairman of the board presented him
with the game ball.
With a big smile on his face, Bryant
received hugs from teammates and the
Timberwolves, and waved to the crowd during
the brief stoppage.
Bryant has been chasing Jordan for
almost two decades now. Hes still one title
short of the six Jordan won with the Bulls,
but has now caught Jordan in the games
defining individual statistic.
Bryant had 32,284 points when he took the
floor against a Timberwolves team that includes
19-year-old rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach
LaVine, two players who were barely born when
Bryant made his NBA debut in 1996.

nearly became a self-fulfilling prophecy


anyway.
Golden State committed 20 turnovers.
If we defend and take care of the ball, we
have a chance. We didnt do either one
tonight, Kerr said. Thankfully, weve got
really, really talented players and we have an
incredibly strong, competitive desire to win.
After not hitting a field goal for the last
quarter-and-a-half of regulation, Curry opened
overtime with a pull-up jumper. Draymond
Green followed with a three-point play on a
driving layup as he was fouled by Ryan
Anderson. Curry came back with a 3-pointer
from 26 feet out, and a few possessions later
added another.
Anderson scored 15 for the Pelicans, but
was only 2 of 8 from 3-point range, one game
after he tied a career high with eight 3s. Dante
Cunningham added 13 points.
Marreese Speights, who had 10 points,
made one of two free throws with 43.5 seconds
left in the fourth quarter, tying the game at
DERICK E. HINGLE/USA TODAY SPORTS
111. Neither team managed to score again in Klay Thompson scored 29 points Sunday in the Warriors 128-122 overtime victory over the
regulation. Evans game-winning attempt at Pelicans to improve their current winning streak to 16 games.
the horn was rushed and off-balance.
reeled off 11 straight points. Jeff Withey, who
Curry scored 13 of his points within the fast-break lob late in the first half.
had 10 points, dunked twice during the spurt,
Golden
State
still
led
by
double
digits
when
first seven minutes of the game, and the
Warriors led by as much as 11 on Justin Thompsons 3-pointer made it 82-72 midway which also included Andersons second 3 of
Holidays alley-oop dunk of Livingstons through the third quarter, but New Orleans the game.

SKYLINE
Continued from page 11
battled back, tying it 64-64 on a sweet baseline drive by freshman guard Wai Min.
Las Positas answered right back with a 3pointer from Tyler Hall to go up 67-64.
Before the Hawks added a free throw to make
it a two-possession game with less than 20
seconds to play, the Trojans had two chances
from 3-point range. But sophomore point
guard Elijah White missed from the top of the
arc. After Las Positas missed a pair of free
throws, Skylines Marquis Johnson had a 3point look from the corner with 42 seconds
remaining but couldnt convert.

Skyline was simply plagued by poor shooting throughout.


We didnt make many shots, Piergrossi
said.
The Trojans were also plagued by foul trouble after starting power forward Vika Jimenez
picked up three fouls early in the first half. He
would go on to foul out with 6:44 remaining
in the game.
He picked up three in a heartbeat and hes
one of our leaders. We really missed him on
the floor, Piergrossi said.
White led all scorers with 25 points and was
a disruptive force on defense, especially early
in the game. Las Positas committed 14
turnovers throughout, nine of which came in
the first half.
With Elijah out there, hes one of the best
guards in the (Coast Conference) North,

Rork said. And he tore us apart in the first


half. We had to figure out [Skylines]
offense begins, ours ends with him. Youve
got to be able to take him.
With two more games prior to their Coast
Conference opener Jan. 7 against Caada, the
Trojans first loss drops them to the second
best overall record in the Coast Conference
North, with the Colts owning a 12-1 mark.
Of course theyre disappointed,
Piergrossi said. We would have been disappointed if it was our fifth loss or our 10th
loss. But weve been playing very hard.
Even tonight, I thought we showed a lot of
toughness.
Caada improved its record to 12-1 by
virtue of Sundays 71-68 victory to claim the
title at the Foothill College Tournament.

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Giants relatively quiet through winter meetings


just hard to say. Weve got
some internal options,
but wed love to get someone who is more wellversed at this point.

By Terry Bernal
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Always be grateful for what youve got.


Thats the message the Giants brass has conveyed time and again to its fan base while
weathering the tough times en route to three
World Series championships in five years.
Its a message reinforced by the eight players appearing on all three World Series rosters. Of those eight, five are homegrown
products of the Giants farm system Tim
Lincecum, Sergio Romo, Buster Posey,
Madison Bumgarner and Pablo Sandoval.
So, it was fitting the two enduring images
of the final out of the 2014 World Series, to
cap a dramatic Game 7 victory, are Sandoval
doing snow angels in foul territory after
catching the popup off the bat of Royals
catcher Salvador Perez, and the site of Posey
nearly collapsing into the arms of Bumgarner
as the two hugged between the pitchers
mound and home plate as their teammates
converged upon them in celebration.
Considering Bumgarners World Series
MVP performance his 2-0 record and Game
7 save stand as one of the great pitching performances in postseason history it stands
to reason the Giants are content on hanging
their proverbial hat on the notion the 25year-old left-hander is one of the best cornerstone arms in the game.
After wrapping up a six-day stint at the
Major League Baseball winter meetings in
San Diego, Giants vice president and assistant general manager Bobby Evans was steadfast in responding to that notion. When
asked what hed say to a hypothetical trade
offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers 2014
NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton
Kershaw and cash in exchange for Bumgarner
Evans was quick to reply.
Im keeping Bumgarner, Evans said.
The offseason business at hand for the
Giants, however, centers around the departure
of Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox via free
agency. The Giants addressed those needs up
to, and through, the winter meetings
which concluded Friday with no results yet
to report.
The Giants have several in-house options
to man the hot corner heading into 2014.
Joaquin Arias, Matt Duffy and Adam Duvall
each have experience at the position. And
there has even been talk about converting
second baseman Joe Panik to third. But the
Giants are intent on evaluating external
options with the focus on bringing the most
experience they can to the position.
Basically at third base, theres a number of
options on the free-agent market, the trade
market, Evans said. Were just casting a
wide net to evaluate all those options. Its

Pablos departure
Replacing an icon is no
easy task though, espePablo Sandoval cially with the ties
between Sandoval and the
hearts and minds of the Giants fans. Its a
sentiment Evans seems to share, which
stands to reason. While Sandoval was making his way through the Giants farm system
from 2004-08, Evans was the director of
player development.
What a player he was with us for all these
years, Evans said. It was a privilege to have
worked with him and a privilege to have had
him come through our system. Hes certainly
someone we took a lot of pride in, and I hate to
see him go. But again, as he said, theres an
opportunity to try new challenges and I
respect that. Im certainly going to miss him.
When it comes to player development,
there is perhaps no finer example of refining
superstar potential than Sandoval. A case can
be made for closers of seasons past, Romo (a
28th round pick in the 2005 draft) and Brian
Wilson (a 24th round pick in the 2003 draft).
But the other World Series mainstays
Posey, Bumgarner and Lincecum, and even
injured right-handed ace Matt Cain are all
former first-round draft picks.
But as an undrafted free agent as an international signee out of Venezuela in 2002 at the
age of 16, Sandoval struggled to find a defensive position throughout his minor league
development. Of course, his bat left little
doubt. Anyone who could hit .337 with a
.549 slugging percentage in the cavernous
confines of Dodd Stadium while with the
Giants former Double-A affiliate Connecticut
Defenders, as did Sandoval, certainly had
some promising upside.
To go from a raw sure-handed defender to a
Gold Glove-caliber third baseman in the big
leagues, however especially since he
arrived in San Francisco as a catcher was a
testament to the work ethic for which
Sandoval rarely got credit during his seven
years at China Basin.
Theres never been any question about his
work ethic, Evans said. Never, ever. Not for
anybody in the know. The results of his
attempts to lose weight have been mixed, of
course. But thats not from a lack of hard
work.
Those in the know are full aware of
Sandovals diligent hours on the defensive
side of the ball. Status quo fans are fond of
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hero persona, Kung Fu Panda. But the fact of


the matter is Sandoval was often the first
Giants player on the field to take pregame
defensive drills prior to batting practice, with
a signature ritual of fielding rocket groundballs from his knees.
Evans credits the wealth of infield aficionados in the Giants system bench coach
Ron Wotus, minor league roving instructor
Jose Alguacil, special assignment scout Jim
Davenport, and special assistants of player
personnel Fred Stanley and Joe Amalfitano
for a lot of the success in developing
Sandoval.
The hours poured in from those guys and
Pablo took to it and made himself into a very
good third baseman, Evans said.
One in-house player that isnt being considered for third base is Posey, according to
Evans.
Buster Posey will be our catcher without
any plans to make any adjustment, Evans
said.

Search for a starting pitcher


The Giants are still very much interested in
securing depth to their starting rotation. The

well-publicized bidding war for free agent Jon


Lester went the way of the Cubs, as the lefthander agreed to six-year deal with his old
Boston Red Sox general manager now the
president of baseball operations for the Cubs
Theo Epstein.
We felt like we were strongly considered
as an option for him, Evans said. We tried
to make it as compelling as possible.
Ultimately, I think there was a relationship
there with the people in Chicago and Boston
that was going to make it an uphill climb
even from the beginning. But we went as
strong at him as we could and, ultimately, we
fell a little bit short of winning his decision.
Evans said the Giants havent ruled out the
possibility of resigning Jake Peavy.
Were considering all options, Evans
said. Certainly a possibility. Its hard to say
right now. Were still early in our discussions
with a lot of different guys. But hes certainly
a candidate, yes.
Evans said Cain who threw 21 1/3 scoreless innings in the 2010 World Series

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No. 7 Stanford women roll past Santa Clara 82-43


By Janie McCauley
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

STANFORD Kaylee Johnson


hardly considered this a strong
night on the boards. The stat
sheet told a different story for the
Stanford freshman: 22 rebounds.
Amber Orrange scored 20
points, Johnson posted her second 22-rebound performance, and
the seventh-ranked Cardinal
returned from their annual twoweek break for final exams to beat
Santa Clara 82-43 on Sunday
night.
Shes all over the boards, all
over the place, Orrange said
about Johnson.
Orrange shot 7 for 12 with two
3-pointers as Stanford (6-2)
played its West Coast Conference
neighbor at Maples Pavilion in
the first of two warmups before
Hall of Fame coach Tara
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GIANTS
Continued from page 15
projects to be ready to pitch come
spring training.
And while Cain served as the cornerstone of the rotation through the
championship runs of 2010 and
12, Bumgarner has certainly
joined him in the echelon of the alltime great postseason performances with his 4-1 record throughout
the playoffs.
Totaled with his official 18-10
record during the regular season,
Bumgarner accrued 22 wins
throughout 2014. But the performance history will embrace above all
is his epic five-inning save in
Game 7 of the World Series, just
three days after firing a completegame shutout in Game 5. Especially
in persevering the near train wreck
of Alex Gordons triple with two
outs in the bottom of the ninth in
stranding the potential tying run on

Knoxville to face Tennessee on


Saturday.
Nici Gilday scored 17 points on
8-of-12 shooting for Santa Clara
(5-3), which lost its seventh
straight in the series with
Stanford.
The young Broncos are rebuilding under first-year coach JR
Payne after losing six players
who accounted for more than half
of the teams scoring production.
A 40-point loss is a major reality check no matter who youre
playing against, so that stings,
Payne said.
Bonnie Samuelson scored all of
her 11 points off the bench in the
first half to help Stanford pull
away en route to its third straight
victory since losing to then-No.
11 North Carolina 70-54 in the
opener at the Rainbow Wahine
Classic on Nov. 28.
Reigning WCC Player of the
Week Gilday, Santa Claras leadthird base to end
a hotly contested World Series
as about as
closely as possible.
It was a scary
moment,
Evans
said.
Then it hapMadison
pened so fast.
Bumgarner
The next batters up and
B um g a r n e r s
just dealing and
he pitches to
Sal Perez in an
extremely
aggressive
fashion. And
five
pitches
Matt Cain
later, a pop-up
and game over.
It was a surprise, even to the 21st
year executive who was integral to
building three world champions.
Hes so special anyway, Evans
said. But no, its hard to expect a
guy to come in and do that.

ing scorer who averaged 18. 1


points per game coming in, was
the only Broncos player with
more than four points.
Stanford played without forward
Taylor Greenfield, who sat out
with a left foot injury as a precaution. She is expected to return
Wednesday at Chattanooga and
then play at No. 11 Tennessee.
Johnson did her part to create

opportunities.
I didnt think I rebounded well
tonight, she said. Why not
crash the boards? I think its fun.
Stanford freshman Brittany
McPhee, who missed seven weeks
early in the season with a stress
reaction in her foot, scored a season-best 11 points. The Cardinal
improved to 29-4 against the
Broncos and 14-2 at home.

NHL GLANCE

NFL GLANCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W L OT
Tampa Bay 31 19 9 3
Detroit
31 17 7 7
Montreal 31 19 10 2
Toronto
30 18 9 3
Florida
28 12 8 8
Boston
30 15 13 2
Ottawa
29 12 12 5
Buffalo
30 12 16 2

Pts
41
41
40
39
32
32
29
26

GF GA
105 82
92 79
83 79
103 85
64 74
76 78
76 81
56 91

Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT
Pittsburgh 29 19 6 4
N.Y. Islanders30 20 10 0
Washington 29 14 10 5
N.Y. Rangers 28 14 10 4
Philadelphia 29 11 13 5
New Jersey 31 11 15 5
Columbus 29 12 15 2
Carolina
29 8 18 3

Pts
42
40
33
32
27
27
26
19

GF
94
96
85
84
79
72
71
61

GA
69
87
79
77
87
91
95
83

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT
Chicago
31 21 9 1
St. Louis
30 20 8 2
Nashville
29 19 8 2
Winnipeg 31 15 10 6
Minnesota 28 16 11 1
Dallas
29 11 13 5
Colorado 30 10 13 7

Pts
43
42
40
36
33
27
27

GF
95
89
78
73
81
85
78

GA
61
70
57
74
70
103
98

Pacific Division
GP W L OT
Anaheim 32 21 6 5
Vancouver 30 18 10 2
Sharks
32 17 11 4
Los Angeles 31 15 10 6
Calgary
32 17 13 2
Arizona
30 10 16 4
Edmonton 31 7 19 5

Pts
47
38
38
36
36
24
19

GF
95
89
90
82
95
70
65

GA
83
86
82
73
85
99
104

Saturdays Games
Ottawa 3, Boston 2, SO
Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, SO
Minnesota 4, Arizona 3, SO
Philadelphia 5, Carolina 1
Buffalo 4, Florida 3, OT
Toronto 4, Detroit 1
N.Y. Islanders 3, Chicago 2
Washington 4, Tampa Bay 2
Anaheim 4, Winnipeg 1
Dallas 4, New Jersey 3
St. Louis 3, Colorado 2, OT
N.Y. Rangers 5, Vancouver 1
San Jose 2, Nashville 0
Sundays Games
Toronto 4, Los Angeles 3, SO
Chicago 2, Calgary 1
N.Y. Rangers 2, Edmonton 0
Mondays Games
Ottawa at Buffalo, 4 p.m.
New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.

NBA GLANCE

AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T
y-New England
11 3 0
Buffalo
8 6 0
Miami
7 7 0
N.Y. Jets
3 11 0

Pct
.786
.571
.500
.214

PF
442
302
327
230

PA
280
254
301
360

South
y-Indianapolis
Houston
Tennessee
Jacksonville

W L T
10 4 0
7 7 0
2 12 0
2 12 0

Pct
.714
.500
.143
.143

PF
424
324
231
211

PA
317
277
390
376

North
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cleveland

W
9
9
9
7

T
1
0
0
0

Pct
.679
.643
.643
.500

PF
311
389
376
276

PA
289
339
267
300

West
y-Denver
Kansas City
San Diego
Raiders

W L T
11 3 0
8 6 0
8 6 0
2 12 0

Pct
.786
.571
.571
.143

PF
407
322
303
213

PA
303
254
294
381

NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T
Dallas
10 4 0
Philadelphia
9 5 0
N.Y. Giants
5 9 0
Washington
3 11 0

Pct
.714
.643
.357
.214

PF PA
381 328
416 347
317 339
257 370

South
Carolina
New Orleans
Atlanta
Tampa Bay

W
5
5
5
2

Pct
.393
.385
.357
.143

PF
288
333
348
254

PA
358
359
369
367

North
Detroit
Green Bay
Minnesota
Chicago

W L
10 4
10 4
6 8
5 8

T
0
0
0
0

Pct
.714
.714
.429
.385

PF
281
436
277
281

PA
238
325
297
378

x-Arizona
Seattle
49ers
St. Louis

11 3
10 4
7 7
6 8

0
0
0
0

.786 287 244


.714 339 242
.500 251 285
.429 291 297

L
4
5
5
7

L T
8 1
8 0
9 0
12 0

Coming back after two weeks I


thought our team played with a lot
of energy, said VanDerveer, who
is running a more up-tempo attack
after years of the triangle offense.
Bonnie gave us a big lift in the
first half. We had some different
people helping us. ... We need
more scoring and more production
from our post game.

Thursdays Game
Arizona 12, St. Louis 6
Sundays Games
Kansas City 31, Oakland 13
Pittsburgh 27, Atlanta 20
N.Y. Giants 24, Washington 13
New England 41, Miami 13
Indianapolis 17, Houston 10
Baltimore 20, Jacksonville 12
Buffalo 21, Green Bay 13
Carolina 19, Tampa Bay 17
Cincinnati 30, Cleveland 0
Denver 22, San Diego 10
N.Y. Jets 16, Tennessee 11
Seattle 17, San Francisco 7
Detroit 16, Minnesota 14
Dallas 38, Philadelphia 27
Mondays Game
New Orleans at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
Toronto
18
Brooklyn
10
Boston
7
New York
5
Philadelphia
2
Southeast Division
Washington
17
Atlanta
16
Miami
11
Orlando
10
Charlotte
6
Central Division
Chicago
15
Cleveland
13
Milwaukee
12
Indiana
7
Detroit
5

6
12
14
21
21

.750
.455
.333
.192
.087

7
9 1/2
14
15 1/2

6
7
13
16
17

.739
.696
.458
.385
.261

1
6 1/2
8 1/2
11

8
9
12
17
19

.652
.591
.500
.292
.208

1 1/2
3 1/2
8 1/2
10 1/2

.826
.783
.708
.680
.478

1
2 1/2
3
8

.750
.458
.417
.250
.217
.913
.696
.480
.458
.333

7
8
12
12 1/2

5
10
10 1/2
13 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
Memphis
19
4
Houston
18
5
San Antonio
17
7
Dallas
17
8
New Orleans
11
12
Northwest Division
Portland
18
6
Oklahoma City
11
13
Denver
10
14
Utah
6
18
Minnesota
5
18
Warriors
21
2
L.A. Clippers
16
7
Phoenix
12
13
Sacramento
11
13
L.A. Lakers
8
16

Saturdays Games
Golden State 105, Dallas 98
Orlando 100, Atlanta 99
Portland 95, Indiana 85
Brooklyn 114, Charlotte 87
Milwaukee 111, L.A. Clippers 106
Memphis 120, Philadelphia 115, OT
Houston 108, Denver 96
Detroit 95, Sacramento 90
Sundays Games
Golden State 128, New Orleans 122, OT
Washington 93, Utah 84
Chicago 93, Miami 75
Oklahoma City 112, Phoenix 88
L.A. Lakers 100, Minnesota 94
Toronto 95, New York 90, OT
San Antonio 99, Denver 91
Mondays Games
Boston at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 4 p.m.
Charlotte at Cleveland, 4 p.m.
Chicago at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m.
Orlando at Toronto, 4:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Phoenix, 6 p.m.
San Antonio at Portland, 7 p.m.
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Monday Dec. 15, 2014

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Richardson rolling Amir Khan wins decision over Alexander


at speedskating WC
By Tim Dahlberg

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands Heather


Richardson won the speedskating World Cup
1,500 and 500 meter races Sunday to add to
her victory a day earlier in
the 1,000.
Richardsons American
teammate Brittany Bowe
was second in both
events, just as she was
second in Saturdays
1,000. Marrit Leenstra of
the Netherlands was third
in the 1,500 and Lee
Heather
Sang-hwa of South Korea
Richardson
was third in the 500.
Richardson won the
1,500 in one minute,
53.87 seconds, impressing Ireen Wust, who finished fourth.
That is extremely
fast, the Dutch skater
said.
Jan Szymanski of
Brittany Bowe Poland won the mens
1,500 in 1:45.92, beating Dutchman Wouter olde Heuvel into second. American veteran Shani Davis was third.
Sprinter Pavel Kulizhnikov also won his
third race of the weekend, taking the second
500-meter race of the World Cup meet in
34.58 seconds. The Russian won the first 500
on Friday and added the 1,000 on Saturday.
Artur Was of Poland, the winner of both 500
races last week in Berlin, was second in
Sundays 500 and Jan Smeekens of the
Netherlands finished third.

LAS VEGAS Amir Khan put his name in


the mix for a possible fight with Floyd
Mayweather Jr., using his speed and accurate
right hand Saturday night to win a lopsided
12-round decision over former champion
Devon Alexander in a welterweight matchup.
Khan (30-3) won round after round using
the same formula, jabbing at Alexander and
following it with right hands that found
their mark more often than they missed. The
British fighter didnt knock down Alexander
(26-3) and never seemed to really hurt him,
but was impressive enough to solidify his
spot in the lineup for a possible fight next
year with Mayweather.
Khans quickness was too much from the
opening bell as he kept the southpaw
Alexander on the outside and was first with
his punches in most exchanges.
Khan pitched a shutout on one ringside
scorecard, winning 120-108, while the
other judges scored it 119-109 and 118-110.
The Associated Press scored it 119-109.
I didnt call Floyd Mayweather out with
total confidence before, but now I feel I
proved to everyone I deserve that fight,
Khan said.
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya said it is a
fight he would love to make, if Mayweather
and Manny Pacquiao cant come to terms for
a bout next year. Mayweather said Friday he
wanted to fight Pacquiao, but immediately
put conditions on negotiations for what
would be the richest fight ever.
He almost had a perfect fight with a southpaw, which is very complicated, De La Hoya
said. He has proven himself over and over
again. You can see the determination in
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Khan never seemed to hurt Alexander but


was in control throughout. His dominance
was shown by ringside stats that had him
landing 243 of 563 punches to 91 of 461 for
former two-time champion.
Im getting better with age, the 28-yearold said. The Mayweather fight didnt happen last year, but I now believe Ive earned it
this year.
Alexander pressed forward through the
fight, but never seemed able to solve the
speed and accurate punching of Khan.
I was having a hard time catching him,
Alexander said. I tried to follow the game
plan but something just wasnt right.
Late in the fight, Khan started opening up
more, throwing flurries of punches to
Alexanders head. Alexander kept advancing, but didnt throw nearly enough punches
and landed even fewer even as he needed a
knockout to pull out the fight.
Still, there were scattered boos from the
crowd of 7,768 at the MGM Grand in the
final round.
The stakes were high for both fighters on
a night where top welterweights jockeyed
for position on two different cards on the Las
Vegas Strip. Timothy Bradley, who lost his
last fight to Manny Pacquiao, drew with
Diego Chaves in an HBO fight down the
street at the Cosmopolitan.
Khan was a 3-1 favorite against Alexander,
a former champion who has held titles at
140 and 147 pounds. The British fighter was
offered a chance to fight Alexander for a title
at this time last year, but declined the fight
because he thought he would get a bout with
Mayweather instead.
Mayweather, though, picked Marcos
Maidana as his opponent, and this time
Khan didnt really have a choice but to fight
Alexander.

In another welterweight bout with big


fight implications, Keith Thurman won an
easy decision over Italys Leonard Bundu to
remain unbeaten in 24 fights. But the big
puncher didnt win over the crowd at the
MGM, which booed him in the ring afterward for not knocking out Bundu.
Thurman also didnt do much to boost his
stock for a main event fight, though he
could be in one next against Marcos
Maidana, who watched from ringside.
Thurman scored a flash knockdown less
than a minute into the fight, but seemed content after that to box against Bundu on his
way to a lopsided decision. All three judges
scored the fight 120-107.
Thurman threw twice as many punches as
Bundu and landed three times as many. Bundu
was credited with landing just 62 punches
over 12 rounds.
He was tricky. Ive never met a fighter
like him, said Thurman, who knocked out
21 of his first 23 opponents. He came to
not be knocked out and he was able to do
that.

Bradley and Chaves


fight to a stunning draw
Timothy Bradley fought to a draw against
Diego Chaves in a 12-round welterweight
match on Saturday night at the
Cosmopolitan. It was another disappointing night for the former welterweight and
junior welterweight champion who lost for
the first time in his pro career in his previous fight against Manny Pacquiao in April.
Although what happened against Chaves
wasnt nearly as clear cut as that loss to
Pacquiao. It was a stunning decision that left
many at ringside shaking their heads in disbelief for the second time on Saturday night.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings


conquers the box office
By Lindsey Bahr
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES After three weeks


of box office dominance, The Hunger
Games: Mockingjay Part 1 ceded
its reign to Exodus: Gods and Kings.
The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24. 5 million debut,
according to box office tracker
Rentraks Sunday estimates, while
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five
Armies dominated international
charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of
its North America release this week.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Part 1, down 40 percent from last
weekend, came in a distant second,
earning $13.2 million.
With an expensive $140 million
production budget, Exodus: Gods and
Kings met expectations in its first
weekend. But it failed to live up to the
precedent set by some recent biblicalREUTERS
ly themed films, including Noah, Cast members Joel Edgerton, left, Golshifteh Farahani, Maria Valverde and Christian
which opened to $43.7 million in Bale pose for photographers as they arrive for the film world premiere of Exodus:
March.
Gods and Kings at the Odeon Leicester Square in central London.
I think Hollywood is learning that
putting epic, biblical stories on the 979 locations to take the fourth-place
big screen comes at a pretty heavy spot right behind Penguins of
price. Its not easy to do this, said Madagascar.
Its exactly what we needed to get
Rentrak senior media analyst Paul
1. Exodus: Gods and Kings, $24.5
this movie up and running, said
Dergarabedian.
million ($18.8 million international).
Foxs domestic distribution chief Megan Colligan, Paramounts presi2.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
dent
of
worldwide
distribution.
It
Chris Aronson said he is happy about
Part 1,$13.2 million ($16 million
gives us the right rhythm to keep
the performance of his studios film.
international).
building
and
building.
I
think
its
Were feeling great, Aronson said.
3. Penguins of Madagascar, $7.3
We came in right where our expecta- going to benefit from great word of
mouth.
million ($14.7 million international).
tions were.
Top Five will expand each week4.Top Five, $7.2 million.
According to the studio, opening
weekend crowds for the film were end before hitting 2,000 screens by
5.Big Hero 6,$6.1 million ($3.9 mildivided fairly evenly down gender Jan. 1.
lion international).
Despite the fact that nearly all
lines, but they skewed older with 65
6.Interstellar,$5.5 million ($11.4 milexpectations were met for this weekpercent over the age of 25.
lion international).
Its a very diverse audience, said ends new openers, it paled in compar7. Horrible Bosses 2, $4.6 million
Aronson, noting that 20 percent were ison to last year, which saw the open($5.9 million international).
ing
of
the
second
Hobbit
film.
Also,
African-American and 18 percent
8.Dumb and Dumber To, $2.8 milHispanic. Its a movie for everyone. the overall box office is still down
over
5
percent
for
the
year,
and
the
lion ($2.2 million international).
Also new in theaters, Top Five,
9. The Theory of Everything, $2.5
from writer, director and star Chris deficit is only growing.
Were running out of racetrack,
million ($1.8 million international).
Rock,
opened
strongly.
The
Paramount-distributed comedy took in Dergarabedian said. Were not going
10.Wild, $1.6 million.
an estimated $7.2 million from only to have a record-breaking year.

Top 10 movies

ue to areas of ooding during our storm last


Thursday evening, residents from two local
mobile home parks were evacuated by boat!
The Peninsula Humane Society assisted by accepting
four dogs and one cat from owners who were not able
to nd alternative housing and were shuttled to a temporary Red Cross shelter at College of San Mateo. As
most people know, these shelters set up for people
dont allow pets. Our role is simple. We provide temporary sheltering for pets at no cost to the owners
until they can move back into their homes or nd
alternative housing that does allow pets. We played
the same role for residents displaced by the San Bruno
gas explosion. Last weeks events could have been
much worse for the pets. One of the mobile home
parks has 200 homes we could have been asked to
shelter far more pets than ve! Two things worked in
everyones favor: residents had time to prepare, and,
it appears most evacuees had a plan in place for their
pets well before the storm hit. This is as good a time
as any to offer our disaster planning tips. Pet owners
can focus on three simple steps: line up alternative
pet-friendly, temporary housing (for many pet owners, this is a friend or family member outside of their
immediate area); have a safe way to transport pets,
such a plastic carrier; and, have three days worth of
your pets food, water and any medications ready for
transport at a moments notice. Supplies can be kept
in the carrier. Of course, owners should also have current identication on their pets at all times.
PHS/SPCA recommends both a tag and microchip
form of ID. Also, make sure to secure fencing in your
yard before the next storm hits. If your pet is lost,
make sure to visit your local shelter immediately and
post Lost Pet signs offering a reward.
Scott ov ersees PHS/SPCAs Adoption, Behav ior and
Training, Education, Outreach, Field Serv ices, Cruelty
Inv estigation, Volunteer and Media/PR program areas
and staff from the new Tom and Annette Lantos Center
for Compassion.

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Monday Dec. 15, 2014

CLUB

Regional officials: Reno


can handle Tesla growth

Continued from page 1


Fuerbringer has spent the last
year fundraising, educating and
pinning down a site at 2205 Palm
Ave. in San Mateo. Last month,
the county Board of Supervisors
awarded the nonprofit $115,000
in Measure A funding which, combined with its other funds, is
making Fuerbringers dream for a
place for individuals like her adult
son with schizophrenia a reality.
Its amazing. We knew wed
get here but we werent certain on
when and how, she said.
Clubhouse International is a
66-year-old model which recently
won the $1. 5 million 2014
Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian
Prize. The accolade is yet another
stamp of approval for the model
of dignity and respect and helps
show potential members and the
wider community that its structure
works, Fuerbringer said.
Right now, the nonprofit is
busy hiring a permanent director
and getting ready to keep the
doors open daylong perhaps in
early 2015.
California Clubhouse is in its
prelaunch stage, not fully open
but taking appointments to learn
more.
What
theyll
find,
Fuerbringer said, is a space with
room for 25 to 30 people located
near public transportation. Inside
includes a lobby, kitchen and
conference room allowing flexibility for programs and events.
Light pours in from a skylight
and a single-source furniture
donation means everything
matches.
People come in and say wow,
this is nice, she said.

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Members of the California Clubhouse Board of Directors, John Latham,


left, Ruth Parson, Juliana Fuerbringer and Paula Kravitz, meet in the
Clubhouse to work on the donation campaign.
A homey feeling is part of the
goal. But its not all about socializing. Members who can go
five days a week during regular
business hours, weekends and
even major holidays will have
jobs and training meant to bolster confidence and if possible
move them toward work or
school. Participants can have inhouse jobs ranging from trash
duty and food preparation to marketing and gardening.
The nonprofit wont operate in
a bubble and collaboration with
other county agencies and
providers is key, Fuerbringer
said.
For example, some members
might not be healthy enough for
existing programs like vocational training. The hope is to stabilize those individuals so they can
benefit from such training.
They will get their skills and
confidence back, she said.
The first clubhouse sprung up in
New York in 1948 and now boasts
more than 300 in 33 countries
serving close to a 100,000 people a year. In California, other
clubhouses exist in San Diego

and Contra Costa County but the


San Mateo County outpost is a
first for the Bay Area. Fuerbringer
learned of the model after her own
son was diagnosed and, with others, began the journey to transform a hope for a local version
into reality.
Looking toward the future,
Fuerbringer said the nonprofit
may outgrow the Palm Avenue
site. California Clubhouse also
plans to purchase a van to transport members.
And as for Fuerbringers son
the inspiration for all this will
he be the first official member?
Fuerbringer laughed and said
hes not that different than any
other child.
I dont know. He just says, but
thats my mom doing this, she
said.
For more information, to
donate or to mak e an appointment, v isit www.californiaclubhouse.org or contact Fuerbringer
at 650-342-5849.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com
(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

RENO, Nev. The Reno area


can handle a growth spike fueled
by construction of Tesla Motors
$5 billion battery factory, regional officials said, but it will involve
a hefty price tag with uncertainty
over who will foot the bill.
The
Washoe
County
Commission and Reno and Sparks
city councils considered Teslas
impact at a joint meeting this
week.
Regional officials expressed
confidence that the Reno area is
well positioned to provide water
and housing to as many as 6,200
new residents by the time the
gigafactory opens in 2018, the
Reno Gazette-Journal reported
(http://on.rgj.com/1wjRJIp ).
But officials warned the region
faces a costly challenge when it
comes to sewage, which is already
straining its largest waste water
treatment facility.
The region faces a choice of
either building a $35 million
pipeline to send effluent water to
Storey County for industrial use or
installing $40 million in new
nitrogen treatment technology.
We have enough capacity to
treat the growth that is coming at
us in the next decade, Sparks
Assistant City Manager Neil Krutz
said. We certainly dont have it
ready to go today.
Really, its up to us to deliver
on those capital and operating
plans so that the capacity is there
when it is needed, he added.

The region has some 64,000


housing units that have been
approved but are not yet built,
which is more than enough to handle the population influx from
Tesla and other growth.
But regional officials question
whether the housing is the right
type needed to meet the needs of
Tesla employees, about half of
whom are expected to live in
Washoe County centered around
Reno.
We are in the very, very early
stage in this process of planning
for Tesla, said Kim Robinson,
executive director of the Truckee
Meadows Regional Planning
Authority. We are going to have
to constantly reevaluate that particular piece.
Water planners said the region has
enough water to meet the demands of
the projected population growth,
but only if the Fish Springs Ranch
water importation project is
brought online. Water rights are
secured and the pipeline already is
constructed for the project.
Local officials hope to meet in
January to discuss Teslas impact
on the regions roads and school
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COLLEGE
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to a four-year degree program.
Were well positioned, Galatolo said.
We have an outstanding program. We have
a curriculum developed. Weve done a lot of
work in advance to prepare for this. Its
competitive, but weve done all we can to be
the most competitive.
Napa Valley Community College District
has also expressed interest in starting a
bachelors degree program in respiratory
therapy, while Yosemite Community
College District and Ohlone Community
College District in the East Bay submitted
letters of intent to start programs in respiratory care. Other proposed programs
include food safety, mortuary science, biomanufacturing, sustainable facilities management and operations and dental hygiene.
Senate Bill 850, authored by state Sen.
Marty Block, D-San Diego, and signed by
Brown in September, would permit community colleges to offer bachelors degrees in
limited circumstances through a pilot program with a maximum of 15 districts included. The local community college district is
eager to be a test district for the Community
College
Professional
Development
Program, which would need to commence
no later than the 2017-18 academic year and
students should complete their degrees by
the 2022-23 school year.
The state Chancellors Office, in consultation with University of California, or UC,
and California State University, or CSU,
will decide which districts are chosen to
host programs, subject to California
Community Colleges Board of Governors
approval. Districts will be selected according to their ability and interest in establishing rigorous undergrad programs that
confer degrees in high demand among
regional employers. Achieving a geographical balance of districts to maximize student
enrollment will be another factor.
Everyone in the San Mateo County
Community College District would very
much like to see the respiratory program be
accepted into the pilot program, said
Trustee Tom Mohr.
It would be really in line with what that
profession really needs, he said.
Everything has become more advanced and
technical and its a really natural way to go.
We just hope well be one of the 15.
The San Mateo County district does
already offer some four-year degree programs, including a nursing program at
College of San Mateo that offers a registered nurse, or RN, degree. Caada offers a
bachelors of science degree in nursing
through San Francisco State University.
Allied health professions are now asking
applicants to have more than an associates
degree. Galatolo said the difficulty with
only being able to add one four-year degree
is that the district would like to add both

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respiratory therapy and radiological technology degrees to separate schools in the
district, but would have to choose one.
The bill states that California needs to
produce 1 million more bachelors degrees
than the state currently produces to remain
economically competitive in the coming
decades. There is demand for education
beyond the associate degree level in specific academic disciplines that is not currently
being met by Californias four-year public
institutions, according to the bill. Each district can have one bachelors degree program through an accreditation body. State
Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, a co-author of
the bill, has been trying to get legislation
like this passed for a number of years. He
notes its an opportunity for students and
will help meet the workforce needs of the
community.
The Legislative Analysts Office will conduct an interim evaluation of the bachelors
degree program in 2018 and a final evaluation by July 2022.
The California Community Colleges has
72 districts and 112 colleges serving 2.1
million students per year.
Any district wishing to host a program
must submit an application to the
Chancellors Office by Dec. 19. Districts
that did not turn in an initial interest form
may still submit an application. Staff in the
San Mateo County district are currently
working on the districts application,
Galatolo said.
There is a lot of interest and were getting calls from districts daily asking questions about the application, wrote Paige
Marlatt Dorr, director of communications
for the California Community Colleges
Chancellors Office. Were anticipating
that well at least get 36 applications
maybe even more. The districts werent
required to submit a certificate of intent in
order to apply.
A team comprised of Chancellors Office
staff, a member of the business and workforce community, representatives from
CSU, UC and community college administrators, faculty and staff from districts that
did not apply to host a program will review
the applications. Considerations for selecting a district include geographic distribution of the pilot programs, diversity of
pilot programs, ability of the district to
establish a rigorous program in their proposed field and that the proposed program
will meet an unaddressed local or statewide
workforce need.
The team will then make its selections
and forward its recommendations to the
chancellor, who will decide which of the
applications are submitted to the Board of
Governors for ultimate consideration and
approval, in consultation with UC and CSU
representatives. The board is scheduled to
make its decision on Jan. 21, 2015.

HISTORY
Continued from page 3
houses and knew the person had a soap on.
As the nation left the Roaring Twenties,
the early 1930s found that 12 million
American households had radios.
By 1939, more than 28 million households had radios.
One of the most memorable radio programs
was put on the air in 1933 when writer Wyllis
Cooper introduced Lights Out for the listeners of the witching hour. Late night program competition was mostly music and
Cooper had a 15-minute program idea he felt
was needed. His format emphasizing crime
thrillers and the supernatural became an
immediate big hit. In 1935, the program was
picked up by NBC and broadcast nationally.
After a couple of months, the program was
expanded to a half hour and, by 1936, Cooper
had about 600 fan clubs over the United
States. Unfortunately, not all the programs
were recorded and very few records of these
programs exist. His grisly stories were
spiked with dark, tongue-in-cheek humor and
characters who were eaten or skinned alive,

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vaporized, had arms torn off by robots, etc.


really kept you on edge as you listened to it
in the front room. My brothers and sisters
jockeyed for the best position in front of our
radio on Wednesdays in anticipation of hearing the most popular show on radio. The
sound effects of the show doors opening
and shutting, knife in body, body falling,
etc. were stupendous and as realistic as could
be done at that time. Between 1934 to mid1936, Cooper produced close to 120 scripts
for Lights Out.
Cooper left the program in 1936 and a
writer of equal skill, Arch Oboler, began writing the scripts. The show remained popular
but Oboler quit to pursue other goals and others wrote the scripts until 1939 when the
show was canceled. In 1942, Oboler revived
the script and the program was aired in prime
time. However, Oboler began each episode
with a ominously tolling bell over which
Oboler
read the
cryptic
tagline:
Itislaterthanyouthink. After
1943, the show lost its popularity and television adaptations were tried but failed to resurrect the original Lights Out.
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wrote a letter to the district and city Dec. 9
stating that while disagreements between
sister agencies do occur, for one public
body and taxing authority to spend its precious resources and taxpayer money to sue
another body is simply irresponsible and
should be considered a last resort. He notes
the district has lacked sensitivity related to
community needs and community opinions,
which is not healthy or productive to the
community.
Frankly the threat of litigation indicates
an arrogance that is inappropriate in our
community, Hill said. They certainly
have a different tune when theyre looking
for hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild
their high schools.

Pending pool closure


The district will be closing the pool over
the month of January 2015 for much-needed
deferred maintenance on the pool, locker
rooms and the deck, said Sheri Costa-Batis,
communications manager for the district.
This is much to the dismay of pool patrons
who say shutting the pool for an entire
month will be detrimental to the community that uses the pool through the
Burlingame Aquatic Center that operates the
pool for everything from water aerobics to
swim lessons to lap swimming. The district
has the right to close down the pool for up
to two months annually for maintenance
though, Costa-Batis said.
Addressing deferred maintenance by taking the time required to properly make the
repairs is the responsible thing to do for all
users of the pool, she wrote in an email.
In the past, crews have provided BandAid repairs as to not interrupt the BACs
programs, but the maintenance team must
have enough time to fix a number of items
that need attention in order to provide all

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users of the pool with a safe and well-maintained facility. The pool is a district asset
and the district has an obligation to maintain and preserve its assets. It intends to do
so with the pool.
Members of the public packed a school
board meeting Thursday to express their
views about the ongoing dispute and the
pending closure.
Girls water polo coach Paul Felton, who
works for the BAC and the high school, said
his team does need more space during its
season, while Terry Horn, an assistant swim
coach at Burlingame High School and a substitute coach for the BAC, said he is in the
business for the children and doesnt want
to shortchange anyone.
No one from district has actually talked
to me about the high schools needs, he
said. A prolonged month-long closure
adversely affects the kids, the community
and the city. Also, if you shut the thing
down for a month, you will be putting 40
part-time people out of a job for a month.
He always has concerns about safety, as
he thinks the districts choice to have
Burlingame High School use 19 lanes with
no more than four swimmers per lane is
potentially dangerous with them spread out
so far.
Someone on deck cannot see down nine
or 10 lanes and 75 feet away to a swimmer
who might have submerged especially when
its dark, he wrote in an email. Plus keeping the swimmers in a smaller area allows us
to coach better. My voice cannot be heard
across nine lanes and I would have to repeat
all instructions. If we had 14 or 16 lanes,
then the club could also practice. There
would be more adult supervision over the
pool and more first responders available on
deck.
Suze Gardner, executive director of the
BAC, told the board at the Thursday meeting
that a potential month-long closure is very
substantial, especially since theres a championship swim meet scheduled at the end of
January that swimmers need to train for
beforehand.
Theyve been training for that since the

end of August, she said. We are not advocating maintenance not be done, our request
is simply that its organized as efficiently
as possible. We love the pool, we want to
be able to use it; thats what its about.

Operational costs, anonymous donor


The district contends that it uses the pool
9 percent of the time, but is paying operational costs amounting to 35 percent. The
district owns the pool and wants to up the
citys maintenance payments for the pool
from 65 percent to 91 percent, plus 5 percent overhead. In the future, the district
would like to be able to have access to the
pool 13 percent of the time. The city said
the breakdown of the citys usage is more
like 69.92 percent and has offered to pay
that, plus 5 percent overhead, along with 50
percent of capital costs for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The city proposed going forward
this number would be adjusted yearly based
on the previous years actual usage.
Prior to the threatened lawsuit, the district
said if the city didnt change the funding
model or give the water polo team more
hours to use the pool by Dec. 1, the district
would enforce provisions of its 1999 agreement with the city by taking back the pool
between 3 p.m.-5 p.m., taking on maintenance projects between Dec. 1, 2014 and
Jan. 31, 2015, and limiting the pool to be
opened at 6 a.m. rather than 5:30 a.m. Some
are now concerned these will go into effect.
Signers of the Change.org petition entitled
Protect Community Access to the Public
Pool at Burlingame High School! turned
out in numbers to the Thursday night school
board meeting wearing blue Save Our Pool
T-shirts to express their concerns.
An anonymous donor provided $1.2 million for the pool, while $1.6 million came
from the city and $300,000 came from the
district. The donor believes the district is
making bogus claims about the citys usage
of the pool and is propping up stories for
why the district needs more use of the pool.
The public relations firm Singer
Associates has been hired by the donor and

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Adam Alberti of Singer said it is assisting to
help protect the significant and generous
restricted donation made to the district for
the benefit of the entire community.

Trustee point of view


Board members seemed dismayed by their
portrayal by the public, stating that a lot of
misinformation is floating around. Trustee
Peter Hanley noted he resents allegations
and hes tired of dealing with it. The Save
Our Pool Facebook group that is also running the Change.org petition has vilified
the district publicly and irresponsibly in
his view. The district is trying hard to do the
right thing and the community gets enormous use, he said.
I found this rather disturbing the way
this has evolved and this has been presented, Hanley said. Five years or so ago, we
had a kind of a similar situation where the
district had an issue with field and facility
fees. They hadnt been raised for something
like 10 years, it way out of proportion to
the cost the district was paying. There were
a lot of people running around saying horrible things about us. The calculations from
the auditor came back the same as we calculated and we even shorted ourselves a little
bit. I want to remind people the district has
a history of being very, very careful in the
way it acts.
Trustee Stephen Rogers thanked the city
for its recent proposal, but said that the city
refused to speak to the district for a long
time and that the district is willing to get to
the right number if the city will talk to the
district.
Now, as weve advocated all along, perhaps we can sit down and come up with a
solution, he said. Im surprised by the
number of false allegations being touted in
the court of public opinion; people like to
bash the school district. Now that theyve
(the city) responded, perhaps we can get
this resolved. Sometimes you have to do
things to get an answer. Wheres the con-

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Calendar
MONDAY, DEC. 15
50 percent off sale at Burlingame
Public Library. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Continues on every
day through December.

to 7:30 p.m. Sixteen Mile House


Restaurant, 448 Broadway, Millbrae.
Join the Millbrae and San Bruno
Chambers of Commerce to celebrate the season! To RSVP contact
chamber@millbrae.com.

Living Healthy. 10 a.m. to 11:30


a.m. Little House Activity Center,
800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Weekly sessions offering practical
techniques and support for making
the best choices for health and
well-being. To register call 3262025 or email knwachob@peninsulavolunteers.org.

Montclair Women's Big B and.


6:30 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800
Alma St., Menlo Park. The 17-member all-female orchestra promises
holiday swing music with a jazzy,
blues-drenched wallop. Free. For
more information call 330-2501.

Senior Health Talk : Healthy


Holiday Meals. Noon. Belmont
Library. For more information contact belmont@smcl.org.
Pet Photos with Santa. 6 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. Serramonte Center, 3
Serramonte Center, Daly City. For
more information go to www.serramontecenter.com.
Dance Connection with Live
Music by Nob Hill Sounds.
Burlingame Womans Club, 241 Park
Road,
Burlingame.
Annual
Christmas Dance. Free dance lessons 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m., open dance 7
p.m.-9:30 p.m. Admission $9 members, $11 guests. Members, bring a
new first-time male friend and earn
free entry for yourself. Only one
free entry per new dance. Free
admission for male dance hosts. For
more information call 342-2221.
Coping with Holiday Blues lecture by Lori Luft, Ph.D. 7 p.m., San
Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San
Carlos. This lecture is a series of
mental fitness lectures sponsored
by the San Mateo County
Psychological Association. Free. For
more information call Rhea Bradley,
Librarian at 591-0341 ext. 237.
TUESDAY, DEC. 16
50 percent off sale at Burlingame
Public Library. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Continues on every
day through December.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17
50 percent off sale at Burlingame
Public Library. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Continues on every
day through December.
Computer Class: Instagram. 10:30
a.m. Belmont Library. For more
information
contact
belmont@smcl.org.
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
to 1 p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Free admission, but lunch is $17. For more
information call 430-6500 or visit
sanmateoprofessionalalliance.com.
Christmas Tour of Plymire House
& Museum. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Plymire
House & Museum, 517 Grand Ave.,
South San Francisco. Free. For more
information call 583-8172.
Las Posadas at the San Mateo
Public Library. 6 p.m. Oak Room,
55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Come
celebrate a Latin American cultural
tradition for the whole family. There
will be a candlelight procession,
music, refreshments, stories and
crafts. Free. For more information
and to sign up call 522-7838.
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Limits of Love. 6:30 p.m. Bethany
Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave.,
Menlo Park. What would you do for
love? Complimentary snacks and
beverages will be served. Free. For
more information call 854-5897.
Holiday Sing Along. 7 p.m. Easton
Branch Library, 1800 Easton Drive,
Burlingame. For more information
email John Piche at piche@plsinfo.org.
Gabriels Trumpet Trio: A Holiday
Concert. 7 p.m. 1044 Middlefield
Road, Redwood City. Sponsored by
Friends of the Library. For more
information email rkutler@redwoodcity.org.
THURSDAY, DEC. 18
50 percent off sale at Burlingame
Public Library. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Continues on every
day through December.
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Limits of Love. 9:15 a.m. Bethany
Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave.,
Menlo Park. What would you do for
love? Complimentary snacks and
beverages will be served. Free. For
more information call 854-5897.
Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay
annual membership meeting and
Shop Talk by Rotarian and attorney Bill Johnston. 12:30 p.m. to
1:30 p.m. Portuguese Community
Center, 724 Kelly St., Half Moon Bay.
Guests are welcome. For more
information go to www.rotaryofhalfmoonbay.com.
Chamber Holiday Mixer. 5:30 p.m.

Mystery Book Club. 7 p.m. to 9


p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St.,
San Carlos. Free and open to the
public. Every fourth Wednesday of
each month. For more information
call Rhea Bradley, Librarian at 5910341 ext. 237.
FRIDAY, DEC. 19
50 percent off sale at Burlingame
Public Library. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Continues on every
day through December.
Family Tree Christmas Boutique.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1589 Laurel St., San
Carlos. For more information call
592-6150.
Christmas Party with Dancing to
the Swing Shift Band plus Ham
Lunch. 10:30 a.m. to 1p.m. San
Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal
Springs Road, San Bruno. $5 suggested donation. For more tickets
call 616-7150.
Donate Blood. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ritz Carlton, One Miramontes Point
Road, Half Moon Bay. Eligible
donors with all blood types are
needed, especially those with type
O negative, A negative or B negative. Free. For more information go
to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Off the Grid. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Devils
Canyon Brewery, 935 Washington
St., San Carlos. A curated selection
of food trucks. For more information visit www.OfftheGridSF.com
Reel Musical Film: The Umbrellas
of Cherbourg. 7 p.m. Belmont
Library. For more information contact belmont@smcl.org.
New
Centur y
Chamber
Orchestra. 8 p.m. First United
Methodist Church, Palo Alto.
SATURDAY, DEC. 20
50 percent off sale at Burlingame
Public Library. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Continues on every
day through December.
Health coverage enrollment
assistance. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. San
Mateo Medical Center, first floor,
West Entrance, 222 W. 39th Ave, San
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enrollment assistance for Covered
California, Medi-Can and other programs. Free. Call 650-616-2002 to
make an appointment. For more
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Holiday
Puppet
Show
Puppylock s. 11 a.m. Burlingame
Public Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Tickets are required
and can be picked up at the childrens desk starting at Dec. 13. For
more information email John Piche
at piche@plsinfo.org.

Visit Santa at his house. Noon to 2


p.m. 760 Laurel St., San Carlos. For
more information call 802-4832.
Bay Pointe Ballets Nutcracker. 4
p.m. San Mateo Performing Arts
Center. Tickets are $30 and up, but
there are discounts for children
and seniors. Free parking. For more
information and to buy tickets go
to www.baypointeballet.org.
Mystery Book Club. 7 p.m. to 9
p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St.,
San Carlos. The Mystery Book Club
meets the fourth Wednesday of the
month. This month we will discuss
Invisible Code by Charles Todd.
Free. For more information call
Rhea Bradley, Librarian at 591-0341
ext. 237.
SUNDAY, DEC. 21
50 percent off sale at Burlingame
Public Library. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Continues on every
day through December.
Third Sunday B allroom Tea
Dance with Bob Gutierrez Band, 1
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. San Bruno Senior
Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road,
San Bruno. $5. For more information call 616-7150.
Third Sunday Book Sale. 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm
St., San Carlos. There will be used
books, CDs, and DVDs.
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Continued from page 22
cern when a PR firm slams us? Its
frustrating when we get blasted. Were
(the board) all going to be told (during
the board meeting) how wrong we are
and I will listen politely.
Lees Dwyer said over the years the
relationship between the district and
city has changed like all relationships
change.
Not everything has gone the way it
ideally has gone, she said. Its really, really difficult to be vilified in the
newspaper.

Citys perspective
On the other hand, Burlingame
Mayor Michael Brownrigg said hes
concerned the district is out of step
with its communities. Many community members are not feeling welcome
on school grounds, he said. He also
said hes made a huge effort to get the
pool situation worked out and would
like to proceed with mediation.
Brownrigg received a round of
applause for his comments from audience members.

HEALTH
Continued from page 1
center started creeping up around the middle of last week, mainly due to a surge of
current customers with questions about
their coverage for next year. Many will
face higher premiums, although they
could ease the hit by shopping online for
a better deal. Counselors reported hold
times of 20 minutes or longer for the
telephone help line.
About 6.7 million people now have
coverage through Obamas signature
law, which offers subsidized private
insurance. The administration wants to
increase that to 9.1 million in 2015.
To do that, the program will have to
keep most of its current enrollees
while signing up more than 2 million
new paying customers.
People no longer can be turned down
because of health problems, but picking insurance still is daunting for
many consumers. They also have to
navigate the process of applying for
or updating federal subsidies, which
can be complex for certain people,
including immigrants. Many returning
customers are contending with premium increases generally in the mid-tohigh single digits, but much more in
some cases.
Consumers understand its complicated but they appreciate the ability to
get health insurance, said Elizabeth

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Many of you know directly how


hard I have tried for more than two
years to get this worked out; anything
else is misleading at best, he said.
Were lucky to have this remarkable
facility. We turned a pedestrian 25meter pool into 50-meter treasure.
Well pay our fair share of a well-maintained pool.
For the 2013-14 year, the annual
operating expenses for the pool were
$442,992, according to the district.
The district sent the city a demand letter to modify the payment model back
on July 15, said Liz McManus, deputy
superintendent of business services.
The district said previously that the
city is overusing the pool and that the
BAC had not been maintaining the
pool to district standards as of July.
The maintenance issues have since
been rectified, district officials say.
The crux of the issue most recently,
and $32,000 cost to the city, was
heaters that had gone out on the pool.
The district claims the city owes it
$139,905 on top of $99,709 for pool
heaters. The heater was replaced in
February 2013, with the district
installing state-of-the-art, energyefficient Lochinvar heaters, according
to the district. Sadly, McManus said
the original agreement didnt take into
account the long-term costs of maintaining the pool.

Finding common ground

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increase and miss out on lower-priced
plans for 2015. Not only that, they
also will keep their 2014 subsidies,
which may be less than what they legally would be entitled to for next year.
Doing nothing appears to be a particularly bad idea for people who
turned 21 this year, according to the
Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities, a Washington group that
advocates for low-income people.
Researchers at the center estimate

that 21-year-olds will see a 58 percent


increase in the sticker price for their
premiums just because theyre a year
older. An age-adjustment factor used to
compute premiums jumps substantially when a person turns 21. A 20-yearold whose premium was $130 per
month in 2014 will see the premium
climb to $205 a month in 2015, solely because of that years difference.
Tax-credit subsidies can cancel out
much or even all of the impact. But if
consumers default to automatic renewal, their tax credits will not be updated
and they will get the same subsidy as
this year.
Even in the best possible scenario
of how many people we can expect to
come in, we will still see a substantial
number of people defaulting, said
Judy Solomon, a health care policy
expert at the center. She worries that
some young adults may get discouraged and drop out.
Reviews of HealthCare.gov and state
health insurance exchanges are mixed.
An Associated Press-GfK poll this
month found that 11 percent of
Americans said they or someone else
in their household tried to sign up
since open enrollment began Nov. 15.
Overall, 9 percent said the insurance
markets are working extremely well or
very well. Twenty-six percent said the
exchanges are working somewhat
well, and 39 percent said they were not
working well. The remaining 24 percent said they didnt know enough to
rate performance.

Im not comfortable with anybodys conduct with this matter, said


Trustee Robert Griffin. I think we can
find that ground, but only if we can sit
down and talk about it.
Kim Schoknecht, a lawyer with
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP,
who represents the anonymous donor,
said the step to mediate is a critical one
at this point.
Pool user Kristine Rossi said she
feels like shes in a home of parents
going through a really bad divorce and
that BAC members turned out to the
meeting because of a love of aquatics
and the facility, not to be vindictive.
The districts proposed hours are great
on paper, but dont make sense practically.
The meeting started on a really
defensive note, she said. You (the
board) need to take a step over there
and not look at the paper and contract
and look at how the things you say
were agreed upon years ago would really affect the uses of the facility.
The current contract expires in
November 2022.

angela@smdailyjournal.com
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105

24

COMICS/GAMES

Monday Dec. 15, 2014

DILBERT

THE DAILY JOURNAL

CROSSWORD PUZZLE

HOLY MOLE

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

ACROSS
1 Boxers move
4 Date ender, sometimes
8 Apply henna
11 Every
12 Fable writer
13 Oater star Rogers
14 Dryad (2 wds.)
16 Hula strings
17 Withdraws
18 Sidled past
20 Gave supper
21 D.C. gun lobby
22 Bolts
25 Curtain holder
29 King in a play
30 Machine tooth
31 Lingerie item
32 Successful candidates
33 Ick!
34 Repast
35 Raga muffins attire
38 Flowerpot spot
39 Performed
40 Mire

GET FUZZY

41
44
48
49
51
52
53
54
55
56

Live and breathe


Scarlet
Dixie fighter
Sand container
Countdown number
A Muppet
The Real World airer
Jazz instrument
Diva Ponselle
Puppy noise

DOWN
1 Vise grips
2 Soothing herb
3 Coalition
4 up (agitated)
5 Beliefs
6 Dip in gravy
7 Range of influence
8 Antibiotic
9 Coupler
10 Got a load of
12 High mountains
15 Put off
19 Bit of paint

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
30
34
36
37
38
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
50

Almost, in poems
Dart
Olin or Horne
Sunrise direction
Duds
Still snoozing
Jagged rock
Cabbage cousin
Whey opposite
Award for valor
NFL events
This or that
Pounce
Elena
Psyches beloved
TV warrior princess
Alpine goat
Large casks
Strong, as venison
Is, to Pedro
Party-throwers plea
Incan treasure

12-15-14

PREVIOUS
SUDOKU
ANSWERS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) It will be easier
to complete projects if you work alone. Asking
questions will lead to interference. No one needs a
step-by-step accounting of your actions. Dont make
unrealistic promises.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Trust in your
judgment. You will not feel satisfied if you try to live
up to someone elses expectations. Reconsider your
past choices and make adjustments that suit your
current needs.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Money will come
to you from a quite unusual source. Your knowledge

KenKen is a registered trademark of Nextoy, LLC. 2014 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved.
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WEEKENDS PUZZLE SOLVED

Each row and each column must contain the


numbers 1 through 6 without repeating.
The numbers within the heavily outlined boxes,
called cages, must combine using the given operation
(in any order) to produce the target numbers in the
top-left corners.
Freebies: Fill in single-box cages with the number in
the top-left corner.

will be instrumental in helping someone get a


project off the ground. Make sure you get credit for
your contribution.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Resist the temptation
to get romantically involved with a co-worker.
Relationship woes could lead to a costly mistake if you
mix your business and personal lives.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You will regret it if
you become involved with someone or something
inappropriate. Keep your goals in sight and stay focused
on getting ahead professionally and financially.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your romantic life
is heating up. Trying something out of the ordinary
will introduce you to a fascinating new group or
connection. A friend or relative will be difficult to deal

12-15-14

Want More Fun


and Games?
Jumble Page 2 La Times Crossword Puzzle Classifieds
Tundra & Over the Hedge Comics Classifieds
Boggle Puzzle Everyday in DateBook

with. Remain calm.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) A beneficial change
to your career is imminent. Potential professional
partners will want to find out more about your
ideas and will offer suggestions that will help you
implement them effectively.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) Keep your cool. Your
position in the workplace may be at risk if you have
a falling out with a colleague. Its time to look into
different ways to increase your cash flow.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) A neighbor will provide
the final piece of a puzzle that youve been trying to
solve with regard to a new venture. A friendship will
develop if you socialize.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) If you are apologizing for

or constantly defending someone close to you, it may


be time to reassess the relationship. Your needs are
just as important as his or hers.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Your creativity will
be magnified today, and new ideas must not be
disregarded. Approach projects imaginatively. Find
better ways to reach your goals instead of trying to
cut corners.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Try something new.
Use your unique talents and expertise to make
vocational changes. Follow your heart and let your
skills speak for you. Have faith in your abilities.
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THE DAILY JOURNAL

Monday Dec. 15, 2014

104 Training
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The San Mateo Daily Journal Classifieds will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, and its liability shall be limited to the price of one
insertion. No allowance will be made for
errors not materially affecting the value
of the ad. All error claims must be submitted within 30 days. For full advertising conditions, please ask for a Rate
Card.

NOW HIRING!

welcomes applicants for our next hiring phase.


Seeking positive individuals with a traditional work ethic.
Join our new facility for the elderly in REDWOOD CITY.

t CAREGIVERS Experience Only

110 Employment

110 Employment

CAREGIVERS

CRYSTAL CLEANING
CENTER
San Mateo, CA

2 years experience
required.
Immediate placement
on all assignments.
Call (650)777-9000

110 Employment
DRIVER RESIDING in San Bruno/ SSF,
2 hours weekly. Box 103, 160 South Linden, 94080.
OFFICE SUPPORT Data Entry / Admin
Clerks, Flexible Hours, Mon-Sat. Call
(650)595-4933 for Charles or email to
icounthhr@hotmail.com

(650)349-0555

If you possess the above


qualities, please call for an
Appointment: 650-342-6978

Se habla Espanol

ENGINEERING Banjo, Inc. seeks Android Engineer in


Redwood City, CA. Build social apps on
tablet and mobile devices. Ref. #93L52F
& send resume: Attn: J. Peck, 806 Winslow Street, Redwood City, CA 94063.
EOE.

t HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY
English not required
t DISHWASHER/PREP COOK
English not required
t COOK

GOT JOBS?
The best career seekers
read the Daily Journal.
We will help you recruit qualified, talented
individuals to join your company or organization.
The Daily Journals readership covers a wide
range of qualifications for all types of positions.
For the best value and the best results,
recruit from the Daily Journal...
Contact us for a free consultation

Call (650) 344-5200 or


Email: ads@smdailyjournal.com

Are you..Dependable, friendly,


detail oriented,
willing to learn new skills?

Experiened Presser

HIRING NOW

110 Employment

Customer Service

Do you have.Good English


skills, a desire for steady
employment and employment
benefits?

T & C Cleaners in San Mateo


$12+ per hour based on experience
Call Mon-Sat, after 1pm

25

HOME CARE AIDES


Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great
pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp
required.
Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273,
(408)280-7039 or (888)340-2273

KITCHEN -

NOW HIRING
Kitchen Staff
$9.00 per hr.
Apply in Person at or
email resume to

info@greenhillsretirement.com
Marymount Greenhills
Retirement Center
1201 Broadway, Millbrae
(650)742-9150
No experience necessary
DOJ/FBI Clearance required

NOW HIRING!

NEWSPAPER INTERNS
JOURNALISM

Complete Senior Living welcomes applicants

The Daily Journal is looking for interns to do entry level reporting, research, updates of our ongoing features and interviews. Photo interns also welcome.

for our next hiring phase. Seeking positive


individuals with a traditional work ethic.
Join our upscale and established facility
in SAN MATEO.

t CAREGIVERS Experience Only


t LIVE IN or LIVE OUT All Shifts

We expect a commitment of four to


eight hours a week for at least four
months. The internship is unpaid, but
intelligent, aggressive and talented interns have progressed in time into
paid correspondents and full-time reporters.
SALES/MARKETING
INTERNSHIPS
The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking
for ambitious interns who are eager to
jump into the business arena with both
feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs
of the newspaper and media industries.
This position will provide valuable
experience for your bright future.
Email resume
info@smdailyjournal.com

College students or recent graduates


are encouraged to apply. Newspaper
experience is preferred but not necessarily required.
Please send a cover letter describing
your interest in newspapers, a resume
and three recent clips. Before you apply, you should familiarize yourself
with our publication. Our Web site:
www.smdailyjournal.com.
Send your information via e-mail to
news@smdailyjournal.com or by regular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210,
San Mateo CA 94402.

NURSING -

NOW HIRING

Certified Nursing Assistants


(Must have Certificate)
$12 per hour
AM-PM Shifts available
Please apply in person
Marymount Greenhills
Retirement Center
1201 Broadway, Millbrae
(650)742-9150
No experience necessary
DOJ/FBI Clearance required
SOFTWARE Softwr Dvlpr in Cloud Test in Mtn View,
CA: Des/dev vrtualztn asstd test automatn infrastrctr for Mgmt/cloud prodcts.
Req. incl BS+2yrs exp, incl storg fund,
vrtualztn, sys mgmt, OOP, softwr dev.
Mail res: Tintri, Inc. 303 Ravendale Dr.,
Mountain View, CA 94043 Attn: HR
SONY
COMPUTER
Entertainment
America (SCEA) is responsible for producing & marketing Sonys signature
PlayStation family of interactive computer entertainment products in the U.S.,
Canada & Latin America markets. We
have an opening in our San Mateo, CA
office for a Software Engineer to develop, design, code, test & document. Pls
mail resume to 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy,
San Mateo, CA 94404, Attn: A. Mach.
DB2/ 25521457.1

26

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Monday Dec. 15, 2014

180 Businesses For Sale

203 Public Notices

210 Lost & Found

For Sale

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
General Notice Of
Partnership Dissolution
Please be advised that the partnership
between Stephen & Andrea Cohn and
Gary Cohn known as GSA Properties,
doing business at 1408 Chapin Avenue
Suite 4, Burlingame, Ca. 94010 will be
dissolved by mutual consent of the partners as of December 31, 2014.
1. All claims against the assets of the
partnership must be made in writing and
include the claim amount, basis and origination date.
2. The deadline for submitting claims is
March 15, 2015.
3. Any claims that are not received by
the partnership prior to the date set forth
above will not be recognized.
4. Debtors are requested to pay all outstanding obligations no later than fifteen
days from the date of this notice. Payments should be made to Stephen Cohn
and/or GSA Properties.
5. All claims and payments must be sent
to 1408 Chapin Avenue, Suite 4, Burlingame, California, 94010.
Dated: December 3, 2014

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.

Mexican
Grill
Restaurant

in busy Redwood City plaza

$250,000
415-267-6952
203 Public Notices
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #263117
The following person is doing business
as: NewsPal, 274 Redwood Shores
Pkwy Suite 343, REDWOOD CITY, CA
94065 is hereby registered by the following owner: PROJECT MANGO, INC., CA
The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Parham Akhavan /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/01/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/08/14, 12/15/14, 12/22/14, 12/29/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #263187
The following person is doing business
as: NewsPal Media, 274 Redwood
Shores Pkwy Suite 343, REDWOOD
CITY, CA 94065 is hereby registered by
the following owner: PROJECT MANGO,
INC., CA The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Parham Akhavan /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/04/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/08/14, 12/15/14, 12/22/14, 12/29/14).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #263267
The following person is doing business
as: Evergreen Landscapes, 323 San Antonio St, SAN MATEO, CA 94401. Registered Owner(s): Juan Rivera, same address The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ David Tripaldi /
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/10/2014. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/15/14, 12/22/14, 12/29/14, 01/03515).
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
General Notice Of
Partnership Dissolution
Please be advised that the partnership
between Stephen Cohn, Gary Cohn, and
Lori Cohn (aka Lori Arkin) and known as
LSG Properties, doing business at 1408
Chapin Avenue Suite 4, Burlingame, Ca.
94010 will be dissolved by mutual consent of the partners as of December 31,
2014.
1. All claims against the assets of the
partnership must be made in writing and
include the claim amount, basis and origination date.
2. The deadline for submitting claims is
March 15, 2015.
3. Any claims that are not received by
the partnership prior to the date set forth
above will not be recognized.
4. Debtors are requested to pay all outstanding obligations no later than fifteen
days from the date of this notice. Payments should be made to Stephen Cohn
and/or LSG Properties.
5. All claims and payments must be sent
to 1408 Chapin Avenue, Suite 4, Burlingame, California, 94010.
Dated: December 3, 2014

Tundra

Tundra

Tundra

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

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


(415)378-3634
LOST - MY COLLAPSIBLE music stand,
clip lights, and music in black bags were
taken from my car in Foster City and may
have been thrown out by disappointed
thieves. Please call (650)704-3595

WORKERS' COMPENSATION
APPEALS BOARD
SPECIAL NOTICE OF LAWSUIT
WCAB No. SFO481989
To: Defendant, illegally uninsured
employer:
Defendant: Molly Maids, Inc
Applicant(s): Elizabeth Hernandez
NOTICES
1) A lawsuit, the attached application for
adjudication of claim, has been filed with
the Workers' Compensation appeals
board against you as the named defendant by the above named applicants. You
may seek the advice of an attorney in
any matter connected to this lawsuit and
such attorney should be consulted
promptly so that your responses may be
filed and entered in a timely fashion. If
you do not know an attorney, you may
call an attorney reference service or a legal aid office (see telephone directory).
2) An answer to the application must be
filed and served within six days of the
service of the application pursuant to legal to appeals board rules; therefore,
your written response must be filed with
the appeals board promptly; a letter or
phone call will not protect your interests.
3) You will be served with a notice of
hearing and must appear at all hearings or conferences. After such hearing, even absent your appearance, a
decision may be made and an award
of compensation benefits may issue
against you. The award may result in
a garnishment of your wages, taking
of your money or property or other relief. IIf the appeals board makes an
award against you, your house or other dwelling or other property may be
taken to satisfy the award in a non-judicial sale, with no exemption from
execution.A lien may also be imposed
on your property without further hearing and before the issuance of an
award.
4) You must notify the appeals board of
the proper address for the service of official notices and papers and notify the appeals of any changes in that address.
Take action now to protect your interests!
Issued by: Workers Compensation Appeals Board
WCAB San Francisco, 433 Golden Gate
Ave, FL. 2, San Francisco, CA 94102
Completed by:
Applicants Attorney: Edwin Bridges,
2729 Mission Street, Suite 203, San
Francisco CA 94110, (415)970-0476

295 Art

298 Collectibles

303 Electronics

ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"


wide includes matching frame $99 firm
(650)592-2648

NUTCRACKERS 1 large 2 small $10 for


all 3 (650) 692-3260

COMPLETE COLOR photo developer


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

BOB TALBOT Marine Lithograph (Signed Framed 24x31 Like New. $99.
(650)572-8895
LANDSCAPE PICTURES (3) hand
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166

296 Appliances

LOST CELL PHONE Metro PCS Samsung. Light pink cover, sentimental value. Lost in Millbrae on 9/30/14 Reward
offered. Angela (415)420-6606

BREVILLE JUICER good cond. great


but $45. (650)697-7862

LOST DOG-SMALL TERRIER-$5000


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

CHEFMATE TOASTER oven, brand


new, bakes, broils, toasts, adjustable
temperature. $25 OBO. (650)580-4763

LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shopping Center, by Lunardis market


(Reward) (415)559-7291
LOST PRESCRIPTION glasses (2
pairs). REWARD! 1 pair dark tinted bifocals, green flames in black case with red
zero & red arrow. 2nd pair clear lenses
bifocals. Green frames. Lost at Lucky
Chances Casino in Colma or Chilis in
San Bruno. (650)245-9061

CHAMPION JUICER, very good, coral


color $25. Phone 650-345-7352

CHICKEN ROASTERS (4) vertical, One


pulsing chopper, both unopened, in original packaging, $27.(650) 578 9208
FRIDGE, MINI, unopened, plugs, cord,
can use for warmer also $40, (650) 5789208
FRUIT PRESS, unopened, sturdy, make
baby food, ricer, fruit sauces, $20.00,
(650) 578 9208
PONDEROSA WOOD STOVE, like
new, used one load for only 14 hours.
$1,200. Call (650)333-4400

LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver


necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
(650)578-0323.

RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,


1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621

Books

RED DEVIL VACUUM CLEANER - $25.,


(650)593-0893

16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent


condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502

SANYO MINI REFRIGERATOR(415)346-6038

$40.,

$12.,

SEARS KENMORE sewing machine in a


good cabinet style, running smoothly
$99. 650-756-9516.

JONATHAN KELLERMAN - Hardback


books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861

WHIRLPOOL DEHUMIDIFIER. Almost


new. located coastside. $75 650-8676042.

LOST AFRICAN GRAY PARROT (415)377-0859 REWARD!

NASCAR BOOKS - 1998 - 2007 Annuals, 50th anniversary, and more. $75.
(650)345-9595

297 Bicycles

FOUND: RING Silver color ring found


on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301

TIME LIFE Nature Books, great condition


19 different books. $5.00 each OBO
(650)580-4763

BOOK
"LIFETIME"
(408)249-3858

210 Lost & Found

HELP WANTED

SALES

WW1

The Daily Journal seeks


two sales professionals
for the following positions:

EVENT MARKETING SALES

TELEMARKETING/INSIDE SALES

Join the Daily Journal Event marketing


team as a Sales and Business Development
Specialist. Duties include sales and
customer service of event sponsorships,
partners, exhibitors and more. Interface
and interact with local businesses to
enlist participants at the Daily Journals
ever expanding inventory of community
events such as the Senior Showcase,
Family Resource Fair, Job Fairs, and
more. You will also be part of the project
management process. But rst and
foremost, we will rely on you for sales
and business development.
This is one of the fastest areas of the
Daily Journal, and we are looking to grow
the team.
Must have a successful track record of
sales and business development.

We are looking for a telemarketing whiz,


who can cold call without hesitation and
close sales over the phone. Experience
preferred. Must have superior verbal,
phone and written communication skills.
Computer prociency is also required.
Self-management and strong business
intelligence also a must.

To apply for either position,


please send info to

jerry@smdailyjournal.com or call

650-344-5200.

GIRLS BIKE 18 Pink, Looks New, Hardly Used $80 (650)293-7313

OLD BLACK Mountain 5 Gallon Glass


Water Jar $39 (650) 692-3260
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
(650)701-0276
SILVER
LEGACY
Casino
four
rare memorabilia items, casino key, two
coins, small charm. $95. (650)676-0974
TEA POTS - (6) collectables, good condition, $10. each, (650)571-5899
UPPER DECK 1999 baseball cards #1535. $85 complete mint set Steve, San
Carlos, 650-255-8716.

299 Computers
DELL
LAPTOP
Computer
Bag
Fabric/Nylon great condition $20 (650)
692-3260

300 Toys
LEGO DUPLO Set ages 1 to 5. $30
(650)622-6695
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertible
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$49 (650)591-9769
RADIO CONTROL car; Jeep with off
road with equipment $99 OBO
(650)851-0878
SMALL WOOD dollhouse 4 furnished
rooms. $35. (650)558-8142
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
(650)343-4329

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
(415)565-6719
73 HAPPY Meal toys. 1990's vintage, in
the
original
unopened
packages.
$100.(650)596-0513
ANTIQUE CRYSTAL/ARCADE Coffee
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
(650)387-4002

1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper


Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048

ANTIQUE MAYTAG Ringer type Washing Machine, (1930-35 era) $85.


650-583-7505
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313

INFINITY FLOOR speakers ( a pair) in


good condition $ 60. (650)756-9516. Daly City.
JVC DVD Player and video cassette recorder. NEW. $80. (650)345-5502
LEFT-HAND ERGONOMIC keyboard
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
(650)204-0587
PRINTER DELL946, perfect, new black
ink inst, new color ink never installed,
$75. 650-591-0063
SONY PROJECTION TV 48" with remote good condition $99 (650)345-1111

WESTINGHOUSE 32 Flatscreen TV,


model#SK32H240S, with HDMI plug in
and remote, excellent condition. Two
available, $175 each. (650)400-4174

304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
3 PIECE cocktail table with 2 end tables,
glass tops. good condition, $99.
(650)574-4021l
BATHTUB SEAT, electric. Bathmaster
2000. Enables in and out of bath safely.$99 650-375-1414
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
CHAIRS, WITH Chrome Frame, Brown
Vinyl seats $15.00 each. (650)726-5549
CHANDELIER 3 Tier,
$95 (650)375-8021

made in Spain

COMPUTER DESK $25 , drawer for keyboard, 40" x 19.5" (619)417-0465


DINETTE TABLE with Chrome Legs: 36"
x58" (with one leaf 11 1/2") - $50.
(650)341-5347
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
(650)591-3313

1980 SYLVANIA 24" console television


operational with floor cabinet in excellent
condition. $35. (650) 676-0974.

BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE Victorian


Side Sewing Table, All original. Rosewood. Carved. EXCELLENT CONDITION! $350. (650)815-8999.

2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edison Mazda Lamps. Both still working $50 (650)-762-6048

MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,


72 x 40 , 3 drawers, Display case, bevelled glass, $700. (650)766-3024

ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858

OLD VINTAGE Wooden Sea Captains


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

ESPRESSO TABLE 30 square, 40 tall,


$95 (650)375-8021

COIN HOLDERS, used. 146 plastic


tubes. 40 albums. Cost $205. Sell $95
OBO. (650)591-4141

VINTAGE ATWATER Kent Radio. Circa


1929 $100. (650)245-7517

EXECUTIVE DESK 60, cherry wood,


excellent condition. $275 (650)212-7151

303 Electronics

EXECUTIVE DESK Chair, upholstered,


adjustable height, excellent condition,
$150 (650)212-7151

COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters


uncirculated
with
Holder
$15/all,
(408)249-3858
MEMORABILIA CARD COLLECTION,
large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
(650)319-5334.
MICKEY MINI Mouse Vintage 1997 Lenox Christmas plate Gold Trim, Still in
Box $65. (650)438-7345

46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great


condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
BIC TURNTABLE Model 940.
Good Shape $40. (650)245-7517

Very

BLUE NINTENDO DS Lite. Hardly used.


$70 OBO. (760) 996-0767
COMBO COLOR T.V. 24in. Toshiba with
DVD and VHS Flat Screen Remote 06
$40: (650)580-6324

LEGAL NOTICES

Fictitious Business Name Statements,


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

Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula

HOME THEATER, surround sound system. Harman Kardon amplifier tuner and
6 speakers, NEW. $400/obo. Call
(650)345-5502

WESTINGHOUSE 28" flat screen TV


LCD with Remote. works perfect, little
used.. $99. 6503477211.

K'NEX BUILDING ideas $30.


(650)622-6695

298 Collectibles

1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple


antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833

FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290


Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com

DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45.,
(650)345-1111
ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER
with
shelves for books, pure oak. Purchased
for $750. Sell for $99. (650)348-5169

FADED GOLD antique framed mirror,


25in x 33in $15 Cell number:
(650)580-6324
GRACO 40" x28" x 28" kid pack 'n play
exc $40 (650) 756-9516 Daly City
HIGH END childrens bedroom set,
white, solid, well built, in great/near
perfect condition. Comes with mattress (twin size) in great condition. Includes bed frame, two dressers, night
stands, book case, desk with additional 3 drawers for storage. Perfect for
one child. Sheets available if wanted.
$550. (415)730-1453.
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
LEATHER couch, about 6ft long dark
brown $45 Cell number: (650)580-6324
LIVING & Dining Room Sets. Mission
Style, Trestle Table w/ 2 leafs & 6
Chairs, Like new $600 obo
(831)768-1680
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
LOVE SEAT, Upholstered pale yellow
floral $99. (650)574-4021

THE DAILY JOURNAL


304 Furniture

304 Furniture

306 Housewares

308 Tools

311 Musical Instruments

MIRROR, SOLID OAK. 30" x 19 1/2",


curved edges; beautiful. $85.00 OBO.
Linda 650 366-2135.

TABLE, OLD ENGLISH draw-leaf, barley twist legs, 36 square. $350


(650)574-7387

NEW PORTABLE electric fan wind machine, round, adjustable $15


Cell phone: (650)580-6324

DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power


1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373

HAILUN PIANO for sale, brand new, excellent condition. $6,000. (650)308-5296

TEA/ UTILITY Cart, $15. (650)573-7035,


(650)504-6057

SHEER DRAPES (White) for two glass


sliding doors great condition $50 (650)
692-3260

HUSKY POWER inverter 750wtts.adaptor/cables unused AC/DC.$50.


(650)992-4544

HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie


Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. private owner, (650)349-1172

HYDRAULIC floor botle jack 10" H.


plus. Ford like new. $25.00 botlh
(650)992-4544

ROLAND GW-7 Workstation/Keyboard,


with expression pedal, sustain pedal, and
owners manual. $500. (415)706-6216

307 Jewelry & Clothing

MICROMETER MEASUREMENT brake/


drum tool new in box $25. (650)9924544

WURLITZER PIANO, console, 40 high,


light brown, good condition. $490.
(650)593-7001

AMETHYST RING Matching earings in


14k gold setting. $165. (650)200-9730

NEW FOLDING Hand Truck, 100 lb capacity, compact. lite, $29, 650-595-3933

YAMAHA PIANO, Upright, Model M-305,


$750. Call (650)572-2337

ENGRAVED POCKET Watch, Illinois


watch company 1911. Works. $85.
(650)298-8546 PM only

POWER MITER Saw, like new, with


some attachments $150 (650)375-8021

312 Pets & Animals

VINTAGE CRAFTSMAN Jig Saw. Circa


1947. $60. (650)245-7517

BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate design - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402

WILLIAMS #1191 CHROME 2 1/16"


Combination "SuperRrench". Mint. $89.
650-218-7059.

GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat


pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500

WILLIAMS #40251, 4 PC. Tool Set


(Hose Remover, Cotter Puller, Awl, Scraper). Mint. $29. 650-218-7059.

GLASS LIZARD cage unused , rock


open/close window 21"W x 12"H x 8"D,
$20. (650)992-4544
PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large - approx
4 ft by 4 ft, Excellent condition $300
(650)245-4084

OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.


(650)726-6429
OUTDOOR WOOD SCREEN - new $80
obo Retail $130 (650)873-8167
OVAL LIVING room cocktail table. Wood
with glass 48x28x18. Retail $250.
$75 OBO (650)343-4461
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PATIO TABLE 5x5 round, Redwood,
rollers, 2 benches, good solid
condition $30 San Bruno (650)588-1946

TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for stereo equipment $25. (650)726-6429


UPHOLSTERED SIDE office chairs (2).
3ft X 2ft, $85 each, (650)212-7151
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
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

VACUUM EXCELLENT condition. Works


great.Moving. Must sell. $35.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012

PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858

WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with


upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429

PORTABLE JEWELRY display case


wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648.

WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent condition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO


(650) 995-0012

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

WHITE CABINETS (2) - each has a


drawer & 1 door with 2 shelves.
36x21x18. $25 each. (650)867-3257

BLACK AND Decker Electrical 17"


EDGE TRIMMER $20. (650)349-9261

ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,


1970s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
(650)716-3337

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


17.5" deep. $90. (650)631-9311

BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model


SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269

310 Misc. For Sale

WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condition $65.00 (650)504-6058

CIRCULAR SKILL saw "craftman"7/1/4"


heavy duty never used in box $45.
(650)992-4544

ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,


full branches. in basket $55.
(650)269-3712

CRACO 395 SP-PRO, electronic paint


sprayer. Commercial grade. Used only
once. $600/obo. (650)784-3427

CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5 foot, $30. 650348-5229

ROCKING CHAIR, decorative wood /


armrest, it swivels rocks & rolls $99.
(650)592-2648
SOFA - excelleNT condition. 8 ft neutral
color $99 OBO (650)345-5644
SOLD WOOD TV Tables, set of 4 + rack,
perfect cond $29 650-595-3933

WOOD FURNITURE- one end table and


coffee table. In good condition. $30
OBO. (760)996-0767.
WOOD ROCKING chair with foam and
foot rest; swivels; very comfortable and
relaxing. $45 (650)580-6324

LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow


length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
(650)868-0436

308 Tools

CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with variable speeds $65 (650)359-9269

SOLID WOOD BOOKCASE 33 x 78


with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274

306 Housewares

CRAFTMAN RADIAL SAW, with cabinet


stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045

STEREO CABINET with 3 black shelves


42" x 21" x 17" exc cond $30. (650)7569516

8 SKEWERS, unopened, for fondue,


roasting marshmallows, or fruit, ($7.00)
(650) 578 9208

CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450


RPM $60 (650)347-5373

STURDY OAK TV or End Table. $35.


Very good condition. 30" x 24".
(650)861-0088

COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,


(650)368-3037

TABLE, HD. 2'x4'. pair of folding legs at


each end. Laminate top. Perfect.
$60.(650)591-4141
TORCHIERE $35. (650) 631-6505

HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.


Works great. Must sell. $30 OBO
(650) 995-0012
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483

CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"


dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
CRAFTSMAN BELT & disc sander $99.
(650)573-5269
CRAFTSMAN BELT & disc sander $99.
(650)573-5269
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL Arm Saw Stand.
In box. $30. (650)245-7517

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle


Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS
1 Royals and
Giants, e.g.
6 Tehran native
11 More, in Mexico
14 Top-drawer celeb
group
15 Say no __ :
peace slogan
16 Do something
17 Beer named for
an American
patriot
19 Attempt
20 Summer in Paris
21 Pass along
22 Kismet
24 Girl who found a
wolf in her
grandmother s
clothing
27 Movie lioness
28 Temper tantrum
during a flight
31 Toy soldier
34 Clock radio
letters
35 PC memory unit,
briefly
36 Responsibility
37 Barely beats
39 Hawaiian coffee
region
40 Bus depot: Abbr.
41 Narrow cut
42 Worked in a shaft
43 Big shots
45 Birth
announcement
subject, about
half the time
47 Monaco ruler
married to Grace
Kelly
52 Fabled
Himalayan
creature
53 Makes the first
bet
54 Abbr. for a
person with only
one given name
55 In favor of
56 Pacific Northwest
range, three of
whose peaks end
17-, 24 - and 47Across
59 Big flap
60 Continental coins
61 Skirt named for a
letter
62 Darken at the
beach
63 Iowa or Ohio,
e.g.
64 Calls for

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Monday Dec. 15, 2014

DOWN
1 Shocking weapon
2 Bring great joy
3 Zeroed in
4 The Spartans of
the Big Ten:
Abbr.
5 Like operating
rooms
6 Roma s country
7 Flying movie
monster
8 Sports contest,
to the visitors
9 60s- 70s war
zone, for short
10 1040, for one
11 Will Hunting
portrayer
12 Farm measure
13 Pig s pad
18 Watch readouts,
briefly
23 __ b? : Choos e
one
25 Vintage autos
26 Swiveled joints
29 Trait transmitter
30 Golly!
31 Gee!
32 Gung-ho about
33 Evita rol e
34 FBI employee
37 SpaceX founder
__ Musk

38 Period of strobe
lights and the
hustle
39 Brickmaker s
oven
41 Certain Muslims
42 Med. diagnostic
test
44 Old PC monitor
45 Rock n roll
musical
46 Writers McEwan
and Fleming

48 Spaceship Earth
site
49 Low-budget film,
often
50 Improve, as
text
51 Goes up
52 Star Wars
sage
55 Chew the __:
gab
57 Crude home
58 Bass in a glass

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:

CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC" Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, 4 audiotapes,


annotation booklet. $20.
(650)574-3229
ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good
condition $50., (650)878-9542
FOLK SONG anthology: Smithsonian
Collection of Recordings, 4 audiotapes +
annotation booklet. $20 (650)574-3229
GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never
used $8., (408)249-3858
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.
(650)345-3840 leave a clear Message

SEWING MACHINE Kenmore, blonde


cabinet, $25 (650)355-2167
STAR TREK VCR tape Colombia House,
Complete set 79 episodes $50
(650)355-2167

By Gary Schlapfer and C.C. Burnikel


2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

12/15/14

12/15/14

WE BUY

Gold, Silver, Platinum


Always True & Honest values

Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957

400 Broadway - Millbrae

650-697-2685

BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in


France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
DAINESE BOOTS Zipper & Velcro Closure, Cushioned Ankle, Excellent Condition Unisex EU40 $65 (650)357-7484
NEW MAN'S Wristwatch sweep second
hand, +3 dials, $29 650-595-3933
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

VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the


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

VINTAGE 1970S Grecian made dress,


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

VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving


Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$35. (650)873-8167

317 Building Materials

311 Musical Instruments

xwordeditor@aol.com

315 Wanted to Buy

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

WICKER PICNIC basket, mint condition,


handles, light weight, pale tan color.
$10. (650)578-9208

IN-GROUND BASKETBALL hoop, fiberglass backboard, adjustable height, $80


obo 650-364-1270
NEW AB Lounger $39 (650) 692-3260
NORDIC TRACK
(650)333-4400

Pro,

$95.

POWER PLUS Exercise Machine


(650)368-3037

Call
$99

TREADMILL BY PRO-FORM. (Hardly


Used). 10% incline, 2.5 HP motor, 300lb
weight capacity. $329 (650)598-9804
TWO BASKET balls - $10.00 each
(hardly used) (650)341-5347
TWO SOCCER balls -- $10.00 each
(hardly used) (650)341-5347

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

ALPINESTAR JEANS Tags Attached


Twin Stitched Knee Protection Never
used Blue/Grey Sz34 $65 (650)357-7484

POSTAL MAIL Box. Classy metal locking box for pillar mounting.
$100.
(650)245-7517

GERMAN ARMY Helmet WW2, 4 motorbike DOT $59 650-595-3933

PET FURNITURE covers. 1 standard


couch 2 lounge chairs. Like new $70
OBO (650)343-4461

KENNESAW ORIGINAL salute cannon


$30. (650)726-1037

OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858

G.I. ammo can, medium, good cond.


$15.00. Call (650) 591-4553, days only.

TWO SPOTTING Scopes, Simmons and


Baraska, $80 for both (650)579-0933

316 Clothes

LITTLE PLAYMATE by IGLOO 10"x10",


cooler includes icepak. $20
(650)574-3229

CASINO CHIP Display. Frame and ready


to hang, $99.00 or best offer.
650.315.3240

PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large, Excellent


Condition, $275 (650)245-4084

HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, perfect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720

LIGHT GREEN Barbar Chair, with foot


rest good condition $80 Call Anita
(650)303-8390

318 Sports Equipment


BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.
(650)637-0930

BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top


and sink, $65. (650)348-6955
CULTURED MARBLE 2 tone BR vanity
counter top. New toe skin/ scribe. 29 x
19 $300 (408)744-1041

BALDWIN GRAND PIANO, 6 foot, excellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call


(510)784-2598

FLOORING - Carolina Pine, 1x3 T and


G, approximately 400+ sq. ft. $650. Call
(415)516-4964

GULBRANSEN BABY GRAND PIANO Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,


(650)343-4461

MEDICINE CABINET - 18 X 24, almost


new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605

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


info (650)851-0878
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955

322 Garage Sales

GARAGE SALES
ESTATE SALES
Make money, make room!

List your upcoming garage


sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200

335 Rugs
AREA RUG 2X3 $15. (650) 631-6505

340 Camera & Photo Equip.


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

345 Medical Equipment


INVACARE ADJUSTABLE hospital bed,
good condition. $500. (415)516-4964
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
(415)410-5937
WALKER HUGO Elite Rollerator, $50
(650)591-8062
WALKER WITH basket $30. Invacare
Excellent condition (650)622-6695

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THE DAILY JOURNAL

Monday Dec. 15, 2014


379 Open Houses

620 Automobiles

OPEN HOUSE
LISTINGS

Dont lose money


on a trade-in or
consignment!

List your Open House


in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.

Sell your vehicle in the


Daily Journals
Auto Classifieds.
Just $42!
Well run it
til you sell it!
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto

Call (650)344-5200

380 Real Estate Services

670 Auto Parts


BORLA CAT-BACK exhaust system,
692-96 Corvette LT-1, $650/obo.
olivermp2@gmail.com, (650)333-4949
CAR TOW chain 9' $35 (650)948-0912
GPS PORTABLE Navigation- Moov 310.
Works great. Dashboard holder, recharging cord, 3" screen. $20. 650-654-9252

Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.

TONNEAU COVER Brand new factory,


hard, folding, vinyl. Fits 2014 Sierra 6.6
$475 (650)515-5379

Call (650)344-5200
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625 Classic Cars

470 Rooms

TOYOTA 95 four runner, 4x4, 144K


miles, smogged, registered, tunedup, excellent condition. $3,900/obo. (650)3426342

Travel Inn, San Carlos

$49.- $59.daily + tax


$294.-$322. weekly + tax

Clean Quiet Convenient


Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos

(650) 593-3136

Mention Daily Journal

Flooring

Flamingos Flooring

or call

Cleaning

BELMONT 1 BR, 2 BR, and 3BR


apartments No Smoking No Pets
(650)591-4046

Call Robert
STERLING GARDENS
650-703-3831
Lic #751832

bestbuycabinets.com

FORD 63 THUNDERBIRD Hardtop, 390


engine, Leather Interior. Will consider
$5,999 /OBO (650)364-1374

630 Trucks & SUVs

Rooms For Rent

Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets


Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483

Sprinklers and irrigation


Pressure washing, rock gardens,
and lots more!

t
Free showroom
design consultation & quote
t
BELOW HOME
DEPOT PRICES
t
PLEASE VISIT

650-294-3360

DODGE 01 DURANGO, V-8 SUV, 1


owner, dark blue, CLEAN! $5,000/obo.
Call (650)492-1298

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

680 Autos Wanted

SHOP
AT HOME

WE WILL
BRING THE
SAMPLES
TO YOU.

620 Automobiles

635 Vans
67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
(650)364-1374

CHEVROLET 09 Impala LS Sedan,


3,000 miles. Brand new car smell,
$12,000 obo. San mateo Location,
(321)914-5550

Bi-Weekly/Once a Month,
Moving In & Out
28 yrs. in Business

1966 CHEVELLE 396 motor. Standardbore block. Standard domed pistons,


rods, crank cam only. 360 HP, code
T0228EJ $600, (650)293-7568

Free Estimates, 15% off First Visit

(650)278-0157
Lic#1211534

FORD 07 500 Limited. Very good condition. Heated power seats. 130,000
miles. 1 owner. Black/Black leather.
$6,000 cash obo. SOLD!
CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
(408)807-6529.
HONDA 96 LX SD all power, complete,
runs. $3,700 OBO, (650)481-5296 - Joe
Fusilier
MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
DODGE
99 Van, Good Condition,
$3,500 OBO (650)481-5296

Gutters

BMW 03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call


650-995-0003

COLEMAN LARAMIE
pop-up camper, Excellent Condition,
$2,250. Call (415)515-6072

670 Auto Parts


1961-63 OLDS F-85 Engine plus many
heads, cranks, Int., Manifold & Carbs. All
$500 (650)348-1449
2006 CADILLAC Brake rotors, 4 available, $15 each (650)340-1225
2006 CADILLAC CTS-V Factory service
manuals, volumes 1 thru 3, $100
(650)340-1225
AUTO REFRIGERATION gauges. R12
and R132 new, professional quality $50.
(650)591-6283
HONDA SPARE tire 13" $25
(415)999-4947

O.K.S RAINGUTTER

Concrete

New Rain Gutter, Down Spouts,


Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Gutter & Roof Inspections
Friendly Service

AAA CONCRETE DESIGN


Stamps Color Driveways
Patios Masonry Block walls
Landscaping

Quality Workmanship,
Free Estimates

(650)533-0187
Lic# 947476

Decks & Fences

MARSH FENCE
& DECK CO.

State License #377047


Licensed Insured Bonded
Fences - Gates - Decks
Stairs - Retaining Walls
10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
(650)571-1500

Electricians

ALL ELECTRICAL
SERVICE

650-322-9288

for all your electrical needs


ELECTRIC SERVICE GROUP

ADVERTISE
YOUR SERVICE

Always Local - Always Free


San Mateo Daily Journal

650-655-6600

CONSUELOS HOUSE
CLEANING & WINDOWS

1964 HARLEY DAVIDSON FHL Panhead (motor only) 84 stoker. Complete


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for details. $6,000. Jim (650) 293-7568

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At U.N. climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier


By Karl Ritter
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LIMA, Peru A last-minute deal


that salvaged U.N. climate talks
from collapse early Sunday sends a
signal the rich-poor divide that
long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a
landmark pact is supposed to be
adopted in Paris.
Still, it remains to be seen
whether governments can come up
with a new formula for how countries in different stages of development should contribute in a way
that keeps global warming from
reaching dangerous levels.
This issue will be contentious
and it will need to be worked
through all the way to Paris, U.S.
climate envoy Todd Stern said
after the marathon talks in Lima
finished, more than 30 hours
behind schedule.
The U.N. talks were still far
away from reaching any agreement on reducing emissions of
carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to a level that scientists say would keep global warming in check. But the Paris agreement would be the first to call on
all countries to control their emissions.
The U.S. and other developed
nations say that means tearing
down the firewall in negotiations
that compels only rich countries
to rein in emissions of carbon
dioxide and other greenhouse
gases.
Though it was agreed in 2011
that goals set in Paris would be
applicable to all, many developing countries worry they will be

REUTERS

Delegates listen as COP 20 President and Perus Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal makes an
announcement during a plenary session of the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP 20 in Lima.
required to take on emissions controls that stymie their economic
growth. In Lima they angrily
rejected a draft text that made no
mention of different responsibilities and capabilities to fight global warming.
We are in a differentiated world.
That is the reality, Malaysian
negotiator Gurdial Singh Nijar
told delegates. Many of you colonized us, so we started from a completely different point.
Despite the tough rhetoric, the
conference ended Sunday with a
compromise based on a groundbreaking U. S. -China deal on
emissions targets last month.

The Lima decision noted the


principle in the 1992 U.N. climate
change convention that countries
have common but differentiated
responsibilities to tackle climate
change. But like the U.S.-China
deal, it added that this should be
seen in light of different national
circumstances, suggesting countries responsibilities change over
time as they develop.
It sounds like a tiny thing, but
its very important, said
Nathaniel Keohane, vice president
of the Environmental Defense
Fund. I think were starting to see
the plates move.
How to interpret what it means

in practice is going to be critical


over the next year as countries
firm up their emissions targets for
the Paris agreement.
Asked about the implications
of the Lima deal, Chinese negotiator Su Wei repeated Chinas
mantra that the purpose of the
Paris agreement is to reinforce
and enhance the 1992 convention, not rewrite it.
This paragraph may represent a
compromise that both sides can
interpret as they choose to, said
Alden Meyer of the Union of
Concerned Scientists.
Yet the joint announcement
with the U.S. signaled that China

is ready to assume a bigger role in


the global response to climate
change. For the first time, the
worlds biggest carbon polluter
set a fixed target to peak emissions by 2030.
Showing signs that it, too,
anticipates the end of a binary
view of the world, Brazil put
forth a proposal of concentric
circles with different expectations for developed, emerging
economies and least-developed
countries.
The final agreement in Lima didnt address Brazils proposal,
though it noted that climate action
plans by least-developed countries and small island nations
should reflect their special circumstances.
All countries are supposed to
present their plans to control
emissions before the Paris agreement next year. In Lima, negotiators listed things that countries
may want to include in their
pledges, such as time frames, base
years and methods for calculating
emissions.
China and other developing
countries blocked a proposal for a
review process that would allow
the pledges to be compared
against each other. Instead, the
U.N. climate agency will prepare a
report analyzing the aggregate
effect of all pledges a month
before Paris.
Meanwhile, rich countries resisted any firm commitments of
money to help poor countries
tackle climate change, though
many
separately
announced
pledges to a Green Climate Fund
set up for that purpose.

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Hostage situation erupts in Sydney cafe


By Kristen Gelineau
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SYDNEY Five people have


fled from a Sydney cafe where a
gunman took an unknown number
of hostages at the height of
Monday morning rush hour. Two
people inside the cafe were earlier
seen holding up a flag containing
an Islamic declaration of faith.
The first development came six
hours after the hostage crisis
began, when three men were seen
running from a fire exit of the
Lindt Chocolat Cafe in downtown
Sydney.
Shortly afterward, two women,
one after another, sprinted from
the cafe and into the arms of heavily armed police. Both were wearing aprons with the Lindt chocolate logo, indicating they were

REUTERS

Hands are pressed up against the window of the Lindt cafe, where hostages
are being held, in this still image taken from Australia's Seven Network.
cafe employees.
We do not have any information that suggests that anybody is
harmed at this stage, New South
Wales
Police
Deputy

Commissioner Catherine Burn


said, after the first three hostages
had emerged.
St.
Vincents
hospital
spokesman David Faktor said a

male hostage was in a satisfactory


condition in the hospitals emergency department. He was the
only one of the freed hostages to
be taken to a hospital.
Hes in a satisfactory condition, so hes sitting up and thats
all we can give out. We cant talk
about the reason for his presentation, Faktor said.
It was not clear how many people remained inside the cafe located at Martin Place, a plaza in the
heart of the citys financial and
shopping district that is packed
with holiday shoppers this time of
year. Many of those inside the
cafe would have been taken
hostage as they stopped in for
their morning coffees.
New South Wales state Police
Commissioner Andrew Scipione
said police did not know the gunmans motivation.
We have not yet
confirmed it is a terror-

ism-related event, Scipione said.


Were dealing with a hostage situation with an armed offender and
we are dealing with it accordingly.
Burn said that police negotiators have made contact with the
gunman.
Hundreds of police flooded into
the area, streets were closed and
offices evacuated. The public was
told to stay away from Martin
Place, home to the state premiers
office, the Reserve Bank of
Australia, and the headquarters of
two of the nations largest banks.
The state parliament house is a few
blocks away.
Television footage shot through
the cafes windows showed several
people with their arms in the air
and hands pressed against the
glass, and two people holding up a
black flag with the Shahada, or
Islamic declaration of faith, written on it.

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