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Friday Dec. 23, 2011 Vol XII, Edition 110


City urged to rethink ground-floor office ban

San Mateo council to weigh policy shift for downtown high-tech company
By Bill Silverfarb

San Mateo city staff is urging the City Council to deny an appeal for an ofce space use on the ground floor of the Collective Antiques building in downtown. The move could send another growing technology startup to ee

downtown and look elsewhere for space such as YouTube and AdMob already have. Startup SnapLogic occupies much of the building now, on Third Avenue near El Camino Real, and wants to expand into a 3,200square-foot ground oor space in the building. The citys Planning Commission denied the application

for a special use permit in November. The buildings owner, Steve Musich, has appealed the denial and hopes the council will bend with the times as the ground-oor space he wants to lease SnapLogic has sat empty for three years. SnapLogic is a software company that provides data and application

integration tools for connecting Cloud data sources and was founded in 2006. The tech company is growing and wants to expand in the same building it now occupies but Musich fears the company will leave the Collective Antiques building once the lease expires. The company currently leases space in the building at 65 E. Third Ave. on the

second oor and basement The city only allows retail sales, personal services, restaurants, theaters and banks in the area under the citys Downtown Plan, which requires retail frontage in the area. Musich sought a special use permit under the Downtown Plan to allow a ground-floor dependent

See OFFICE, Page 23

House GOP caves in on tax cut deal

House leaders accept Senate terms
By Andrew Taylor and Laurie Kellman

Thousands of registered nurses from nine Bay Area Sutter Health-managed hospitals began a one-day strike Thursday over stalled contract negotiations in which the sticking points include health care costs and sick days. Above:Marilyn Rodriguez chants with other RNs at the Mills-Peninsula strike.Below:Debra Amour leads nurses in an anti-Sutter chant in Burlingame.

Strike two
Nurses at two San Mateo County medical facilities walk out again
By Michelle Durand

WASHINGTON House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a shortterm renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. The breakthrough almost certainly spares workers an average $20 a week tax increase Jan. 1. After days of wrangling that even Speaker John Boehner acknowledged may not have been politically the smartest thing in the world, the Ohio Republican abruptly changed course and dropped

demands for immediate holiday season talks with the Senate on a full-year measure that all sides said they want. Senate leaders had John Boehner insisted on the two-month extension to buy time for talks next year. The House and Senate plan to act on the two-month extension Friday. House Republicans were under re from their constituents and GOP establishment gures incensed that

See DEAL, Page 23

Nurses at two San Mateo County medical facilities joined Sutter Health peers across the Bay Area to protest what they say are proposed concessions that leave both them and their patients at risk for the sake of corporate prots. Dozens, possibly hundreds of nurses, hoisted signs and chanted outside Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame and MillsPeninsula Health Services in San Mateo. The crowd, decked out in

Alleged San Carlos stabber mentally fit for murder trial

By Michelle Durand

See STRIKE, Page 8

A schizophrenic man who bounced back and forth from state mental facilities is now t to stand trial for allegedly stabbing a fellow client at a San Carlos vocational center seven years ago, according to a San Mateo County Superior Court judge. When Vitin Ajani Cruz, 37, was

Vitin Cruz

deemed competent in November, his court-appointed attorney Vince OMalley said he wasnt yet certain his client was actually able to aid in his own

See CRUZ, Page 23

Friday Dec. 23, 2011



Thought for the Day

Oh,for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

This Day in History


During World War II, American forces on Wake Island surrendered to the Japanese.

In 1783, George Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continental Army and retired to his home at Mount Vernon, Va. In 1788, Maryland passed an act to cede an area not exceeding ten miles square for the seat of the national government; about 2/3 of the area became the District of Columbia. In 1823, the poem Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas was published anonymously in the Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel; the verse, more popularly known as Twas the Night Before Christmas, was later attributed to Clement C. Moore. In 1893, the Engelbert Humperdinck opera Haensel und Gretel was rst performed, in Weimar, Germany. In 1928, the National Broadcasting Company set up a permanent, coast-to-coast network. In 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed in Tokyo. In 1968, 82 crew members of the U.S. intelligence ship Pueblo were released by North Korea, 11 months after they had been captured. In 1975, Richard S. Welch, the Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Athens, was shot and killed outside his home by the militant group November 17. In 1986, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the rst non-stop, nonrefueled round-the-world ight as it returned safely to Edwards Air Force Base in California. In 1991, re destroyed a house in Corsicana, Texas, killing three young children; their father, Cameron Todd Willingham, was convicted of starting the blaze and was executed in 2004, although some experts raised questions about whether the re had been deliberately set.


A demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus is arrested by riot policemen during clashes with students protesting against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago,Chile.

In other news ...

City rallies around laid-off diner workers
ABERDEEN, Wash. A regular customer at a Washington state diner that closed, leaving a dozen employees out of work, has led a fundraiser that collected nearly $17,000 to help them out. Glenn Ludwig launched the Grinch fund after learning the 12 workers at his favorite restaurant Americas Diner in Aberdeen were left jobless and without a paycheck since before Thanksgiving. Ludwigs goal was to raise enough money to cover $16,000 in back wages owed to the employees by the owner. KXRO-AM reports Ludwig collected nearly $17,000, and that $13,700 of it was collected Wednesday in front of the former diner on Heron Street. Ludwig says some of the excess money will be used to help a diner employee who was red for reporting the owner to the state Labor and Industries Department after the owner failed to pay workers. hood of a car traveling through Ohio. WJW-TV reports a man whod left Xenia in southwest Ohio on a drive to Cleveland Sunday afternoon stopped at a rest area south of his destination when he smelled something. A patrolling state trooper found the motorist with his hood up and a large black and white cat that wasnt his stuck in the engine compartment. The animal had burns on the right side. The cat was taken to an animal hospital in nearby Lodi where Dr. Linda Randall said he was going to be ne. Randall is calling him Eclipse because that was the model of the car. The SPCA is trying to nd the felines owner. But the thief and the margarine are nowhere to be found. Waterloo police Capt. Rick Abben says the theft was the latest in a series of semitrailer thefts in the area during the past 18 months. He says the others included a trailer lled with beef jerky, one loaded with dog food and one carrying dental hygiene products.


Model of jet fighter missing from Dutch museum

THE HAGUE, Netherlands A large model of an American jetghter has mysteriously disappeared from a small Dutch museum and its owners are hoping pranksters rather than scrap metal thieves are responsible for what they call the jetnapping. Edwin van Brakel, chairman of the Museum Vliegbasis Deelen, says the non-working model of a Lockheed Starfighter was discovered missing Sunday morning. He said Monday it is a mystery how thieves managed to move the scale model, which is about 10 meters (33 feet) long and weighs about 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds). He says it would not t in the back of a Fiat 500.

The rst lady of Actor-comedian Rock singer Eddie France,Carla BruniHarry Shearer is Vedder is 47. Sarkozy,is 44. 68. Actor Gerald S. OLoughlin is 90. Actor Ronnie Schell is 80. Emperor Akihito of Japan is 78. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung is 76. Actor Frederic Forrest is 75. Actor James Stacy is 75. Rock musician Jorma Kaukonen is 71. Rock musician Ron Bushy is 70. Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.) is 67. Actress Susan Lucci is 65. Singer-musician Adrian Belew is 62. Rock musician Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) is 55. Actress Joan Severance is 53. Singer Terry Weeks is 48. Rock musician Jamie Murphy is 36. Jazz musician Irvin Mayeld is 34. Actress Estella Warren is 33. Actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle is 21.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Margarine still missing after stolen truck found

DES MOINES, Iowa Authorities say a thief who slipped away with $50,000 worth of margarine remains at large even though the truck that carried the payload has been recovered. The trailer was parked awaiting delivery to a Target warehouse in Cedar Falls when it was stolen Dec. 10 from a parking lot near Waterloo. It was found Dec. 15 in a parking lot more than 500 miles away in Fowler, Mich.

Cat travels 200 miles under car hood in Ohio

MEDINA, Ohio A cat has survived a four-hour, 200-mile ride under the

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Police reports
Grinch spotted in San Bruno
Christmas stockings, stocking stuffers and gifts were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 600 block of Skyline Boulevard in San Bruno before 10:42 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.

Friday Dec. 23, 2011

11:56 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.

Teen trio in court for attempted murder


Petty theft. A person stole a cellphone on the 1100 block of El Camino Real before 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Petty theft. A man stole $50 worth of chocolate on the 2100 block of Crestmore Street before 7:41 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Burglary. Jewelry, cash and toys were taken from the 1100 block of National Avenue before 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Petty theft. Stereo equipment was taken from a church on the 500 block of El Camino Real before 10:04 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Three of ve teens accused of stabbing a 19year-old man several times in Redwood City last week appeared in court on attempted murder and gang charges but declined to enter pleas until one can nish retaining a lawyer. Meanwhile, Jose Segura, 18, of East Palo Alto, was arrested Thursday in Anaheim in connection with the crime. The fth suspect, a minor, is charged in juvenile court. Police say there are no longer any outstanding suspects. Jose Antonio Jiminez-Hernandez and Billi Ruben Antonio, both 18-year-old Redwood City residents, and Bryan Alexander Morales, 19, of Redwood City, are each charged with attempted murder, being an accessory to a felony and acting to further a street gang. A fourth defendant, Jose Luis Segurasuarez, 18,

remains wanted on a no-bail arrest warrant. The victim was left critically wounded by several stab wounds to his abdomen which happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the 800 block of Brewster Avenue. Witnesses reported seeing two males jump out of a gold car, stab the man and ee the area. Police located a car matching the vehicle description at a home in the 2600 block of Marlborough Avenue and ultimately arrested the three teens inside based on their statements. The three teens remain in custody without bail and return to court Dec. 28 to enter a plea, set a preliminary hearing date and indicate whether Jiminez-Hernandez was successful in retaining a private attorney. The court appointed defense attorneys for the other two defendants.


Burglary. A catalytic converter was taken from a car on Cottonwood Avenue before 9:29 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Burglary. A catalytic converter was taken from a car on Heather Way before 2:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Petty theft. A person took a hard drive from a store on El Camino Real before 12:43 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Burglary. A catalytic converter was taken from a car on Almond Avenue before 9:38 a.m. Monday, Dec, 19 Burglary. A catalytic converter was taken from a car on Doulgas Way before 8:37 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Vandalism. A man was seen smashing car windows on East Grand Avenue before


Grand theft. Credit cards were taken from a parked vehicle on the 100 block of Young Avenue before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. Drug violation. A man was arrested for possession of crystal meth and a motorcycle that was a match for a stolen motorcycle out of Minnesota on the 200 block of State Route 92 before 1:37 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. Grand theft. A purse with items valued at $1,200 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Pescadero Creek Road before 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Friday Dec. 23, 2011

Court offers fine amnesty
percent of normal. Rainfall in the North Bay is also well below average, with just over 4 of inches falling in Santa Rosa since July. Usually by this time, that total is about 11 inches. The reason for the dry weather is a mild La Nina pattern in the Pacific Ocean, Evans said. Cooler ocean temperatures near the equator are creating a ridge of high pressure in the northeastern Pacic, which causes storm systems to pass north of California before dipping into the central U.S. We have to wait for that ridge to break down before any change can happen, Evans said. As of today, the forecast models show no sign of change before next Wednesday, meaning cool and clear weather is likely to last through the holiday weekend. There is still time for this seasons rainfall totals to make up for a dry start, Evans said. Most of the above-average rainfall in 2010-11 came from heavy storms that hit the region in February and March, Evans said. Meteorologist Mark Strobin said that so far, this is the 27th-driest year in downtown San Francisco since rainfall records started being kept in 1849.


Sunny skies expected for Christmas


Local briefs
Those with outstanding court fines of more than three years can settle their debt at a 50 percent discount for the next six months as part of a state-mandated amnesty program. The San Mateo County Superior Court is participating in the one-time program which will run from Jan. 1 to June 30. The amnesty program aims at getting at least some of the fines repaid to court coffers and help individuals clear up debts that led to DMV holds or suspensions, arrest warrants or referrals to collections. Qualifying fines include mainly traffic violations. Parking citations, driving under the influence and reckless driving cases are not eligible and neither is restitution to victims in any other court case or with outstanding arrest warrants. An individual must have an overdue court fine in which the amount owed was due to be paid in full before Jan. 1, 2009 and no payments were made after that date. More information on the program and application process is available on the court website at www.sanmateocourt.org.

Clear skies and dry weather over the past few months have rainfall totals well below average in the Bay Area, and the trend looks likely to hold through the holiday weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Evans said Thursday that most cities in the Bay Area have only had between 36 percent and 48 percent of their average rainfall totals so far this year. Downtown San Francisco, which usually has 7.8 inches by Christmas, has had a little more than 3 inches, Evans said. San Jose has only had an inch and a half of rain so far this year, or about 36

PG&E reports progress on fulfilling NTSB recommendation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company reports having completed several of the recommendations outlined by the National Transportation Safety Board in response to the fatal 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion and fire. Since the incident, PG&E has concentrated on modernizing its operations and has introduced new management to lead the effort, according to a 10-page document addressed to the NTSB. The NTSBs recommendations, produced in September from the agencys nearly year-long investigation into the San Bruno accident, have helped guide PG&Es actions toward improving the safety of its systems. PG&E has fully embraced the NTSBs important recommendations, and were grateful for the agencys investigation and direction, PG&E President Chris Johns said in a prepared statement. We are united with our regulators in our determination to prevent a tragedy like the San Bruno accident from ever happening again. Among the steps taken to address the NTSBs concerns, PG&E has verified the maximum allowable operating pressure on 1,600 miles of natural gas pipelines, updated its emergency response plan to reflect industry best practices, and is implementing data management systems to ensure its pipeline records are traceable, verifiable and complete. PG&Es Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, which was submitted this year for approval to the California Public Utilities Commission, details many of the improvements under way or planned over the next few years. The plan incorporates and goes beyond the NTSBs recommendations, calling for continued pipeline replacement and retrofits. More information on the actions PG&E is taking to improve the safety of its gas system can be found in PG&Es Integrated San Bruno Response Plan at http://www.pge.com/myhome/edusafety/systemworks/gas/ov erview/.

Navy veteran to receive service awards

Carl Clark, a veteran living in Menlo Park, will receive formal commendation awards from the Navy after waiting decades for the honor. Clark, an AfricanAmerican who served during World War II as an E-6 Steward First Class, will receive and be formally presented with the the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with the Combat Distinguished Device. U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, has worked for the past two years with Clark to ensure that he received the recognition. Carl Clark Today, Im proud to announce Carl Cark is at long last being properly acknowledged by his country as a true American hero who has saved the lives of many of his shipmates and played an undeniably significant role in saving the U.S.S. Aaron Ward over 66 years ago. It is a singular privilege to be in a position to correct the record for those who have fought to preserve our freedoms. Carl Clark served our nation during a time when the Navy was deeply segregated and a culture of racism was prevalent. His courage stands as a symbol of the greatness of our nation, and this award, also given to Sen. John McCain, calls out Mr. Clark as a true American hero, Eshoo wrote in a prepared statement. The Clark case was complex given the lack of documentation and living witnesses to the events on May 3, 1945, near Okinawa, Japan, according to Eshoos office. Like many other cases, decades of time made it difficult to provide appropriate documentation and eyewitnesses but with the ... assistance of the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, the award was made possible, according to Eshoos office. hare this holiday season with a senior! Your donation can help grant holiday wishes for the frail and elderly participants at the Coastside Adult Day Health Center, 645 Correas St., Half Moon Bay. Donations can be mailed or dropped off.



Friday Dec. 23, 2011


S.F.five-alarm fire engulfs buildings Retiring California officers want to

keep assault guns
By Don Thompson

Two reghters and one other person were injured Thursday as a large re pushed by strong wind gusts engulfed three buildings near San Franciscos historic Alamo Square that left up to 60 residents homeless.. The blaze that ignited just before noon sent two reghters to a hospital, one with burns to the neck and another suffering from smoke inhalation, said Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. A resident of one of the two apartment buildings ravaged by the ames was being treated for smoke inhalation. The ve-alarm blaze sent a pillar of thick smoke rising over the residential neighborhood dotted with century-old Victorian homes. More than 120 reghters were called in to battle the re at the apartment buildings and one other structure before it was brought under control around 3 p.m. While the towering ames shooting from the buildings windows had died down after about an hour, efforts to completely extinguish the blaze continued. Fireghters believed they had successfully evacuated everyone from the buildings, Seyler said. Other nearby residents were instructed to stay where they were. The cause of the blaze was not yet known. The re spread easily due to brisk winds and because the building where the re started was made of wood and directly attached to other buildings, Hayes-White said.


Fireghters spray water from a hose in an attempt to control a re burning in an apartment building in San Francisco.

SACRAMENTO A statewide lobbying group for police ofcers said Thursday it will pursue legislation next year that would allow ofcers to keep assault weapons after they retire, seeking to overturn an opinion issued last year by the state attorney generals ofce. Peace ofcers can own assault weapons that are illegal for civilians to buy, even for ofcers off-duty use. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that more than 7,600 ofcers have bought such rearms since the state began allowing the practice a decade ago. The weapons must be registered with the state Department of Justice. Ofcers who buy assault weapons must give them up when they retire or leave law enforcement because they no longer qualify as peace ofcers under California law, then-Attorney General Jerry Brown said in an ofcial opinion issued last December. Brown based the decision on several court rulings, state law and lawmakers intent when they exempted law enforcement from the states assault weapons ban in 2001.

County nets $6 million for homeless programs


San Mateo County programs and nonprofits will receive nearly $6 million in federal funding to help end homelessness and keep services aoat in 2012. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development pledged the money as part of the $1.5 billion it awarded to more than 7,100 homeless programs across the

country. California will receive a total of $236 million. The money earmarked for San Mateo County was applauded by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, who said it will help the more than 2,000 local individuals who are homeless on any given night. San Mateo County has had a 17 percent hike in homelessness in the last two years, according to 2011 U.S. Census numbers and nearly half

that population depends on shelters and treatment centers, she said. Keeping the doors open at these facilities is essential to help homeless families and individuals in these tough economic times, Speier said in an announcement of the HUD money. The funds will go for permanent and transitional housing, job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse

treatment and child care. Specic county recipients are SAFAH, Spring Street Transitional Housing, South San Mateo County Womens SHP, SHP Scattered Site, Shelter Plus Care, Vendome, Redwood Family House, Next Step Center, Maple Street, HOPE House Transitional, First Step for Families, Family Crossroads, Bridges, Casa de Sor Juana Ines, Bridges, SAYAT and Safe Harbor.

Kmart layaway angels spread through Bay Area

By Khalida Sarwari

A 10-year-old boy walked into a Kmart store in San Mateo on Wednesday afternoon, placed $20 on the counter and said he wanted to pay down a strangers layaway account. Sameera Chatfield, the supervisor who helped the young layaway angel, an anonymous shopper who pays off layaways for strangers a recent trend occurring at Kmart stores nationwide said the boy walked in with his mom and specically requested an account that included toys for boys. It was perfect, she said. I wish he had stayed around for a few minutes, because the people whose account he paid for came in. She said the family smiled when she told them that the angel who paid down their account was a 10-year-old boy. The boy is one of several such do-gooders Chatfield has helped since Friday, when people started coming in and offering to pay down layaways. It has been absolutely fabulous, Chateld said. It makes me want to go out and do something for someone else. The contagious goodwill, which has spread to Kmart stores around the country, appears to have its roots at a Kmart store in Michigan, where an anonymous woman reportedly paid about $500 toward the layaway accounts of strangers earlier this month.

The angels vary in age and ethnicity, but most request to remain anonymous and that their money go toward paying off accounts that include toys or childrens clothes. On Friday morning, a man in his 30s walked into a Kmart in Hayward with $10,000 in cash. He came in and said, I heard whats going on in other states. Id like to do it, said John Pawlik, 52, a manager at the Hayward Kmart. He said the man paid $9,800 toward layaway accounts and donated the remaining $200 to the Salvation Army. Pawlik said in another instance, a couple came in and said they wanted to pay off an account because they dont have children of their own. I think its great, Pawlik said. It puts your faith back in how you feel about people. Michelle Caldwell, 30, said that in the 10 years she has worked at the Kmart in San Leandro, she has not seen anything like this. Since Sunday, Caldwell said she has helped about ve people who offered to pay down layaways. Its just really touching, she said. If I had the money, I would be doing it myself too. John Garcia, a 44-year-old assistant manager at the Kmart in Redwood City, said that when sales associates inform the lucky customers that an anonymous person has paid down their accounts, most of the time their reaction is tearful.

On Dec. 14, the San Bruno Park Elementary School District Board of Trustees held its annual reorganization meeting at which Skip Henderson was named board president and Henry Sanchez was named vice president. On Dec. 15, the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees held its annual reorganization meeting at which Robert Grifn was elected board president and Peter Hanley was elected vice president. At the same meeting, the San Mateo County Carpenters Union presented the district with a pair of $1,000 scholarships which will be made available to two deserving district seniors this coming spring.

Friday Dec. 23, 2011



Local brief
PG&E replaces several splices near failed one that caused 49ers outage
A PG&E splice that failed and knocked out power to Candlestick Park shortly before a nationally televised San Francisco 49ers game on Monday night has prompted the utility to replace several other splices in its infrastructure around the stadium, a PG&E spokeswoman said Thursday. The splice, a piece of equipment that connects two overhead wires, came apart and fell to the ground shortly before 5:20 p.m. Monday, minutes before the game between the 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers was set to start, PG&E spokeswoman Katie Romans said. A secondary source of power for the stadium switched on immediately, but the parks metal halide lights took several minutes to cycle back on, leaving fans and players in the dark for roughly 20 minutes, Romans said. PG&E officials initially on Tuesday blamed a city-owned automatic transfer switch for malfunctioning and failing to prevent the outage, but backed away from that claim later in the day. After the game got under way, the lights went out again briey at about 6:45 p.m. during the second quarter. The cause of that second outage remains under investigation by PG&E and city ofcials.

MTC to relocate to S.F.from Oakland


OAKLAND The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is pressing ahead with plans to relocate its headquarters from Oakland to San Francisco, despite a state audit investigating the move and opposition from a state senator and Oakland ofcials. The commission, which is the transportation planning and nancing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, on Wednesday awarded a contract of up to $1 million to prepare the design and lay-

out for the San Francisco building. Opponents argue that the MTC should not be using bridge toll funds for the move and that the vacant San Francisco post ofce on the corners of Harrison and Main Streets is too big. The commission in October voted to purchase the building for $93 million to serve as its new home and a regional government center. The building, which has nearly 500,000 square feet, will house the MTC, as well as the Association of Bay Area Government, the Bay Area Air

Quality Management District and the Bay Conservation Development Commission. MTC ofcials counter their critics by saying theyve outgrown their current Oakland headquarters, as have their partners. They will have room to grow in the new joint headquarters, but in the meantime will lease out any unused ofce space. Part of the argument is civic rivalry, part of it is a natural East Bay-West Bay rivalry, said MTC spokesman Randy Rentschler. Oakland and East Bay officials

dont want to lose the agencies to San Francisco. The move is also opposed by state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, who is questioning whether using tollpayer money for a new ofce is legal. He called for a state audit, which is under way and expected to be complete by next June. DeSaulnier, whose district includes the East Bay community of Contra Costa County, urged the subcommittee before Wednesdays vote not to spend any more money on the project until the state audit of the purchase is complete.

Wal-Mart Inc.pulls formula after baby dies in Missouri

By Alan Scher Zagier

U.S. concedes mistakes in Pakistani airstrikes

By Lolita Baldor

COLUMBIA, Mo. Wal-Mart Inc. and health officials awaited tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who consumed it apparently died from a rare infection. The source of the bacteria that caused the infection has not been determined, but it occurs naturally in the environment and in plants

such as wheat and rice. The most worrisome appearances have been in dried milk and powdered formula, which is why manufacturers routinely test for the germs. Wal-Mart pulled the Enfamil Newborn formula from shelves as a precaution following the death of little Avery Cornett in the southern Missouri town of Lebanon. Customers who bought formula in 12.5-ounce cans with the lot number ZP1K7G have the option of returning them for a refund or exchange, Gee said.

WASHINGTON After 10 years of war in Afghanistan, a persistent lack of trust between the U.S. and Pakistan still complicates operations along the critical Afghanistan border and was a key factor in the errant American airstrikes late last month that killed 24 Pakistani troops. U.S. ofcials on Thursday accepted some blame for the deadly incident that infuriated Pakistani leaders, prompting Pakistan to shut down key supply routes for the war

and further eroding Americas already rocky relations with Islamabad. The Defense Department briefed reporters Thursday on the conclusions reached in its investigation into the November incident. But the U.S. did not apologize, despite the embarrassing series of communications and coordination errors. Pentagon officials said Thursday that military leaders had spoken by phone to Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani about the reports conclusions, but have not yet given him a detailed brieng.



Friday Dec. 23, 2011

Bombs rock Baghdad

By Rebecca Santana

BAGHDAD A terrifying wave of bombs tore through mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 69 people and evoking fears that Iraq could dissolve into a new round of sectarian violence now that American troops have left. The attacks appeared to be a wellcoordinated assault by Sunni militants linked to al-Qaida and targeted markets, grocery stores, cafes and government buildings in a dozen neighborhoods. They coincided with a government crisis that has already strained ties between the two sects to the breaking point. For many Iraqis, this could be the beginning of a nightmare scenario: The fragile alliance in the governing coalition is collapsing, large-scale violence bearing the hallmarks of al-Qaida insurgents has returned

and Shiite Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki may be moving to grab the already limited power of the minority Sunnis. The conditions that perpetuate civil wars are making a hasty comeback, said Ramzy Mardini, an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington. The bombings may be linked more to the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops Sunday than the political crisis, but all together the developments raise the specter of a return to the Shiite-Sunni sectarian bloodshed that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. Al-Maliki is engaged in a showdown with the top Sunni political leader in the country. His government has issued an arrest warrant for Sunni Vice President Tariq alHashemi for what al-Hashemi says are trumped-up charges that he ran hit squads against government ofcials.

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of the bomb attack in Baghdads Shaab District.

Occupy protesters sue over free speech

By Erika Niedowski

Around the nation

John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness
RALEIGH, N.C. Former presidential candidate John Edwards says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that would make it difcult for him to attend his approaching criminal trial over campaign nances and is John Edwards asking for it to be delayed. In a motion filed Thursday, Edwards lawyers asked a federal judge to delay the start of the Jan. 30 trial for at least two months. They did not disclose his illness and led sealed records with the court. The Defendant has a medical issue ... that will prevent a trial of this matter during the January 2012 Criminal Term, the motion says. The failure to grant a continuance would be likely to result in a miscarriage of justice.

Most major Occupy encampments have been dispersed, but they live on in a urry of lawsuits in which protesters are asserting their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly and challenging authorities mass arrests and use of force to break up tent cities. Lawyers representing protesters have led lawsuits or are planning them in state and federal courts from coast to coast, challenging eviction orders and what they call heavy-handed police tactics and

the banning of demonstrators from public properties. Some say the fundamental right of protest has been criminalized in places, with protesters facing arrest and charges while doing nothing more than exercising protected rights to demonstrate. When I think about the tents as an expression of the First Amendment here, I compare it to Tahrir Square in Egypt, said Carol Sobel, co-chairwoman of the National Lawyers Guilds Mass Defense Committee. Our government is outraged when military forces and those gov-

ernments come down on the demonstrators. But they wont extend the same rights in this country, she said. They praise that as a ght for democracy, the values we treasure. It comes here and these people are riffraff. A handful of protesters began camping out in September in a lower Manhattan plaza, demanding an end to corporate excess and income inequality, and were soon joined by scores of others who set up tents and remained around the clock. Similar camps sprang up in dozens of cities nationwide and around the world, but patience wore

thin, and many camps including the agship at Zuccotti Park and in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Oakland, Philadelphia and Portland, Ore. were forcibly cleared. Public ofcials and police unions have generally defended moves to break up the camps, citing health and safety concerns. They also said that responding to problems at Occupy encampments was draining crime-ghting resources. Protester lawsuits are now beginning to wend their way through the legal system, and attorneys say more are likely on the way.

Indian outcast millionaire mulls caste, riches

By Tim Sullivan

AGRA, India As far back as he can remember, people told Hari Kishan Pippal that he was unclean, with a lthiness that had tainted his family for centuries. Teachers

forced him to sit apart from other students. Employers sometimes didnt bother to pay him. Pippal is a dalit, a member of the outcast community once known as untouchables. Born at the bottom of Hinduisms complex social ladder, that meant he could not eat with

people from higher castes or drink from their wells. He was not supposed to aspire to a life beyond that of his father, an illiterate cobbler. Years later, he still wont repeat the slurs that people called him. Now, though, people call him something else.

They call him rich. Pippal owns a hospital, a shoe factory, a car dealership and a publishing company. He owns six cars. He lives in a maze of linked apartments in a quiet if dusty neighborhood of high walls and wroughtiron gates.


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Despite observers,Syrias Assad hikes crackdown

By Zeina Karam

BEIRUT Bashar Assads regime would appear to be setting itself on a collision course: It let in outside observers for the rst time Thursday to monitor his commitment to halting the crackdown on dissent, even as his security forces unleashed a ercer onslaught this week, killing more than 200 in two days. But the Syrian president and his inner circle are veterans at playing for time, maneuvering and denying realities on the ground, and they seem condent they can deect pressure from Arab neighbors without easing their campaign to crush the uprising. As an advance team for the Arab League observers ew into Damascus on Thursday, activists said the regime was already acting to prevent the mission from seeing protesters arrested in the crackdown, which is supposed to be part of its mandate. Thousands of prisoners have been moved into military facilities, which are off limits to the monitors, two dissidents said, citing reports from sources on the ground. By allowing the observers in, Syria has

avoided a worse scenario for the time being, defusing Arab League threats to ask the U.N. Security Council for action against Damascus. The strategy, opponents and outside observers say, is to keep international pressure at bay for as long Bashar Assad as possible while the regime tries to snuff out the uprising. Activists said given the high death toll of the past few days, the Syrian government appears to be furiously trying to control the situation on the ground before the full monitoring team arrives. Tuesday saw the deadliest single attack by government forces so far in the nine-month crackdown. A witness and activist groups said about 110 unarmed civilians ed the mountain village of Kfar Owaid near the Turkish border and were trapped in a valley by military forces, who then proceeded to systematically kill all of them in an hours-long barrage with tanks, bombs and gunre. No one survived has given us no choice, said Genel Morgan, an intensive care unit charge nurse and member of the bargaining unit. Jane Sandoval, a Sutter nurse at St. Lukes hospital in San Francisco, told the crowd to stay strong and teach the executives a lesson. They not only need a spanking, they need an ass whoopin! Sandoval said. When announced 10 days ago, the strike was expected to draw up to 4,000 Bay Area registered nurses employed at several Sutter hospitals, according to the California Nurses Association. Nearly 2,000 registered nurses at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Southern California were anticipated to join them in solidarity. In Burlingame, the nurses even got support from a member of Occupy Redwood City, a dog decked out in a Santa Claus outt and numerous children who also held signs. The nurses said their ght is one of righteous anger and argue that Sutter Health netted $3.7 billion in prots in the past six years all while asking nurses to make concessions like paying thousands of dollars more annually in out-of-pocket medical expenses and restrictions on doctor choices, reduced bene-

the onslaught, the activists said. Government forces appeared by Wednesday evening to have gained full control of the rebellious Jabal al-Zawiya region, where Kfar Owaid is located. The region has been the scene of clashes between troops and army defectors, as well as weeks of intense antigovernment protests. An activist who was on the run from the village said thousands of troops and special forces were deployed. There are tanks and checkpoints every few meters, snipers everywhere, the activist told the Associated Press by telephone, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear for his safety. Fresh raids and gunre by government forces on Thursday killed at least 19 people, most of them in the central city of Homs and northern Idlib province, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. After Tuesdays bloodshed, Syrias former ally Turkey said the regime was turning the country into a bloodbath, and the Obama administration accused it of continuing to mow down its people. ts for employees working less than 30 hours a week, reduced maternity leave and disciplining nurses who dont meet arbitrary patient satisfaction goals based on budget priorities. In September, CNA said the strike was spurred by nearly 200 demands for major contract concessions made by the hospital giant despite amassing over $3.7 billion in prots since 2005. For those still working, yesterday was business as usual, said Margie OClair, MillsPeninsula Health Services marketing vice president. A full replacement staff is lling in through Friday and no rescheduling was required for surgeries although some physicians may on their own shift elective procedures, OClair said. Sutter is required to pay the replacement staff for ve days although the regular nurses will be back Dec. 24. During the last strike, the replacements stayed the full ve days but the holiday timing made hiring interim employees easier if they were able to get home for the weekend, OClair said. It doesnt really meet the affordability test

But Damascus has shown itself willing to shrug off world outrage over its onslaught against protesters, in which the United Nations says more than 5,000 people have died since March. As the rst observers arrived, the Syrian government sought to emphasize its own losses in the turmoil. It said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council and Rights Council that more than 2,000 soldiers and members of the security forces have died in attacks in the past nine months. The U.N. has said that its count includes around 1,000 soldiers. The regime also accused the U.N. of bias, saying U.N. reports claiming a brutal crackdown were false and that the world body was ignoring the presence of terrorists operating in Syria. From the start of the uprising, Damascus has depicted the protests not as a popular movement but as the work of foreignbacked armed gangs. In part, that has become a self-fullling prophecy. Far from being crushed, the uprising has morphed from peaceful protests into an armed insurrection by dissident troops who have launched bloody attacks on regime forces. to pay both, OClair said. But outside on the picket line, the nurses denounced Sutter for putting the bottom line ahead of patient care and their own ability to provide adequate care for their families. The strike is about patient care and having a say in how nursing is administered, not money, Morgan said. Sutter countered that the nurses are being difcult by choosing to strike during the holidays. Sutter Heath said the average full-time nurse earns $136,000 annually, receives an employer-paid pension plan worth $84,000 annually in retirement, has 40 paid days off each year and most have the option of a 100 percent employer-paid health benets package. A part-time nurse earns an average of $105,000 with similar benets, Sutter said. The unions call for new and enhanced benets will increase the cost of health care, Sutter said in its statement.
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red and met with honks by passing drivers, hoisted signs explaining RNs on strike for patient care. In a nod to the holidays, some signs proclaimed Sutter is the Grinch, quite a few protesters wore Santa hats adorned with anti-Sutter pin and the nurses held a simultaneous toy drive. The walkout, which ran from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, was the second in three months for the nurses who say the demands are no different this time around. However, the fervor might be. The nurses say they had hoped for some resolution or at least compromise after the Sept. 22 one-day strike against, among other things, sweeping cuts to sick days, union representation, patient advocacy and health care coverage. Instead, they say all they got was an internal memo from CEO Pat Fry announcing a new executive being hired. We dont take striking lightly ... but Sutter



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Other voices
assign most of the credit to an increase in DUI checkpoints, where police set up in designated areas and stop drivers to determine whether or not they are under the inuence of alcohol. They also credited programs encouraging motorist to report possible DUI drivers to police and efforts to make drivers more aware of the consequences of getting behind the wheel while under the inuence. Locally, the use of checkpoints is a wellused method of deterring DUI drivers from getting on our streets and highways. Lawenforcement agencies, bolstered by federal funds, conduct dozens of DUI checkpoints throughout the county each year.

ts a mixed bag, but it looks like California drivers are becoming somewhat smarter. A report released Dec. 13 by the National Highway Trafc Safety Administration shows the number of alcohol-related highway deaths in the state dropped to a record low in 2010. While thats positive news, the overall number of DUI deaths in California is still a very frightening gure. According to the federal agency, alcohol was a contributing factor in 791 deaths statewide last year, a drop of nearly 17 percent from the 950 deaths in 2009. The reason? Law-enforcement ofcials

While the locations of these DUI checkpoints are not revealed, police do publicize each checkpoint in an effort to deter people from drinking and driving. There is concern about unwarranted government intrusion into residents lives, we believe something needs to be done to eliminate families from receiving those dreaded phone calls that a loved one was killed in an alcohol-related crash. Each one is a senseless and preventable death. Getting drunken drivers off our streets and highways needs to be a priority. And, DUI checkpoints are a valid tool to ensure that happens. If you are a licensed driver and not under the inuence, your delay at a DUI checkpoint will be a short one, and your drive will be safer.

Seasons greetings
ve been wondering about the idea of what people should say to others this time of year. Some say it should be Happy Holidays, others say it should be Merry Christmas. Some say it should be Merry Christmas emphatically, almost angrily. I dont get the anger. I have interspersed the two phrases for years. Its Merry Christmas to those I know celebrate Christmas and Happy Holidays when Im not sure or just want to be more general. Sometimes Merry Christmas will slip out, but Ive never gotten a negative response. Usually, its a Merry Christmas back at me. Its Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate the Festival of Lights. Ive never said Happy Kwanzaa, but am not opposed to it. But it really shouldnt matter what people say because the sentiment is approximately the same. I think its intended to mean, This is the holiday season. This is the time of year in which many people celebrate together with their friends and loved ones. I hope this time of year is joyous for you. Perhaps I should print that on a card and hand it to people I encounter. That way, I dont have to actually think and can avoid that awkward moment while I gather visual clues or worry about if the holiday Ive chosen to express good wishes over was the right one. But then I would be that guy who passes out cards to people instead of speaking. Maybe someone might take pity on me and give me a dollar. Or not. This may not be the best idea. I can also come up with a eccentric phrase like Enjoy the Season or Happy Winter. That would definitely be inoffensive, but might also make people wonder about me. I knew a girl in college who would say Merry New Year, but she had other problems I hope she resolved by now. I could opt out of the holiday sentiment altogether and simply say Happy Solstice. However, that day passed Wednesday (thank goodness) and its already out of date. There is also the phrase Happy New Year that will start circulating next week. Saying that is an easy out. Most everyone I know, with the exception of my newborn daughter, understands that we will soon start getting out our new calendars and that is definitely something to recognize with a greeting. But there is also Happy New Year fatigue that sets in about the second week of January and extends into February. Just when is it too late to say Happy New Year? Is it about the same time we have to take down our Christmas lights (or other holiday displays)? For some in my neighborhood, that would be late April far too late, I believe. It seems it takes a lot of effort these days to determine whats the right thing to say to others. Maybe we should avoid any kind of specific greeting and just say something cool and Old Englandy like good day to you, sir (or maam). But you have to careful about who you say maam to. Isnt there some sort of minimum age, like 36? Its a lot to think about. Maybe Ill hide out in my house until January. In the meantime, Merry Christmas, er, Happy Holidays. Here, have a card.
Jon Mays is the editor in chief of the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jon@smdailyjournal.com.

Letters to the editor

Lets get some lights
Editor, I applaud the letter Where are the lights on Burlingame Avenue? posted Dec. 21. The disappointment cannot be greater after the one night celebration of the lighting of the tree in front of City Hall. We walked into the usual darkness of our famed Burlingame Avenue. Do ofcials in City Hall think that the holiday season lasts only one day? In the midst of planning to spend millions of dollars to make the downtown attractive why is it that a minimal investment in a holiday lights display is too much to put together? City ofcials should be able to do better. I feel embarrassed to take my visiting friends to a downtown, which is known for its communal spirit. Or, simply on the practical side, dont they understand this is good for business and therefore good for the city? Lets put out some lights so everyone can be joyful and proud. Avenue which will be accomplished as part of replacing the underground water, sewer and storm drain lines that are close to 100 years old. The plan is to have this extensive project under way in January of 2013. So hopefully Christmas 2012 will be the last one that wont have holiday lights on the trees of Burlingame Avenue. Roger Brina left out an important fact in his letter to the editor What we want published in the Dec. 17 edition of the Daily Journal. While he spelled out the demands of Occupy Redwood City regarding foreclosing homes, he neglected to say that all those mortgages have been paid in full by our federal government. Congress gave the banking industry trillions of our tax dollars with no strings attached (More than the value of all the mortgages). The bankers used that money to reward themselves for a job well done. In spite of this, they continue to foreclose on people and force them out of their homes. If there was one honest representative in either the House or Senate, a law would at least be proposed that no bank can hold a mortgage that is over the market value of the home. Such an idea may be one with which you might agree, but it never occurs to the members of Congress. They are not at all concerned with the situation for the working people in our nation. They are voting to cut all of our domestic programs so they can give tax cuts to the wealthy. They say these rich people create jobs (Not mentioned is that the jobs they create are in China). Please recognize that this behavior of the members of Congress is not limited to members of one corporate party or the other. All members of both houses of Congress need to be replaced. They are not voting in your interests. Congress has fallen to a very low level in terms representing all the people. To make any improvement in the policies of our government, we need a clean sweep of Congress. What we want and need is some democracy in our land.

Jim Nantell Burlingame city manager

Perspective on Sutter nurse strike

Editor, Sutter nurses at six local hospitals voted overwhelmingly to strike against their employer for one day on Dec. 22. This was not an easy decision for us. We offered to pull our strike notice if Sutter withdrew the draconian concessions it had proposed, but Sutter refused and in turn will lock us out for another day. Just as Sutter has been seeking to close hospitals and services in our communities, it is now retaliating against nurses by demanding some 150 reductions in our standards. Nurses are the last line of defense at the bedside and speak up to protect their patients. Sutter wants to limit that ability. This strike is not about money. It is about patient care and the RNs ability to advocate for their patients and have a say in how nursing care is delivered. Talk to a nurse if you want the true story; do not believe the paid Sutter ads on the radio.

Andrew Wallace Burlingame

The reason why there are no lights on Burlingame Avenue

Editor, The observations of the Colloms in their recent letter Where are the lights on Burlingame Avenue? are correct. If you want trees with holiday lights you will nd them on Broadway in Burlingame. Unfortunately, the infrastructure for Burlingame Avenue, which is about 50 years old, does not include electrical conduit to facilitate lighting the trees on the Avenue. It also no longer has an operational irrigation system for plants and trees. Syed Murtuza, the citys director of Public Works is working with the various stakeholders that rent and own property on Burlingame Avenue to develop a new streetscape plan for the

Genel Morgan, RN San Mateo

Response to What we want


Patricia Gray Burlingame

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Dow 12,169.65 +0.51% 10-Yr Bond 1.95 -0.81% Nasdaq 2,599.45 +0.83% Oil (per barrel) 99.449997 S&P 500 1,254.00 +0.83% Gold 1,607.80

Stocks close higher

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Wall Street
needs to grow at a faster pace than 2 percent to be able to survive any shocks caused by the European debt crisis or a sharp slowdown in Chinas economy in 2012. The government lowered its estimate of U.S. economic growth in the JulySeptember quarter to an annual rate of 1.8 percent from 2 percent. That was still the fastest growth this year, up from 1.3 percent in the April-June quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61.91 points, or 0.51 percent, to close at 12,169.65. The Dow has risen 409 points over the past three days. Bank of America Corp. rose 4.6 percent to $5.47, the most among the 30 stocks in the Dow. The S&P 500 index gained 10.28 points, or 0.83 percent, to 1,254. The Nasdaq composite index rose 21.48, or 0.83 percent, to 2,599.45. Economists say that the improving job market, strong holiday shopping, and cheaper gas prices will leave consumers with more money to spend. That would get the economy growing at an annual rate of more than 3 percent in the nal three months of this year, which would be the fastest pace since 3.8 percent growth in the spring of 2010.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., down $7.72 at $68.76 Wal-Mart pulled a batch of the companys infant formula from its stores after a baby given the formula died of a rare infection. LDK Solar Co.Ltd.,up 38 cents at $5.24 A Bloomberg report speculated that the Chinese solar module manufacturer could be bought since its stock price has fallen this year. KB Home,down 33 cents at $6.89 A Stifel Nicolaus analyst downgraded the homebuilder to Hold from Buy a day after releasing its fourth-quarter earnings. Nasdaq Akamai Technologies Inc.,up $4.96 at $31.63 The online content delivery company said it acquired privately held competitor Cotendo for about $268 million in cash. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.,down $3.85 at $57.58 The housewares retailer said that its thirdquarter prot rose,but it said its fourth-quarter earnings might be lower than expected. Vera Bradley Inc.,up 47 cents at $31.60 In a note to clients,a Baird analyst said that she expects the handbag and accessories company to have strong holiday sales. WCA Waste Corp.,up $1.48 at $6.39 The non-hazardous solid-waste services company said that it has agreed to be acquired by an investment fund for about $526 million. Neogen Corp.,down $1.11 at $30.99 The food and animal safety company posted second-quarter prot and revenue results that fell short of what Wall Street expected.

NEW YORK Encouraging economic reports pushed stocks higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61 points, its third gain in a row. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since April 2008, the latest sign that the job market is healing. It was the third week in a row that applications fell. The Conference Board also reported that its measure of future economic activity had a big increase last month. It was the second straight gain, signaling that the U.S. economy was picking up speed and the risk of another recession was fading. Today, Main Street is what matters because Main Street makes up 71 percent of the economy, said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist for Prudential Securities. You cant argue with the fact that the cost of gas has come down, which puts more money in the pockets of consumers to spend, and so things are starting to tick up. Krosby noted that the latest data showed that shoppers were opening up their wallets to spend during the holidays. However, she said the economy

Job market showing growth

By Daniel Wagner and Martin Crutsinger

WASHINGTON In in the latest sign that the economy is surging at years end, unemployment claims have dropped to the lowest level since April 2008, long before anyone realized that the nation was in a recession. Claims fell by 4,000 last week to 364,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the third straight weekly drop. The four-week average of claims, a less volatile gauge, fell for the

11th time in 13 weeks and stands at the lowest since June 2008. While the economy remains vulnerable to threats, particularly a recession in Europe, the steady improvement in the job market is unquestionable. The underlying trend is undeniably positive, said Jennifer Lee, senior economist with BMO Capital Markets. I think everyone is starting to come around to the view that, yes, there is a recovery going on. Unemployment claims are a sort of week-to-week EKG for the job market. Except for a spike this spring, after the

earthquake and tsunami in Japan hurt U.S. manufacturing, they have fallen steadily for a year and a half. Claims peaked at 659,000 in March 2009. In the four years before the Great Recession, they mostly stayed between 300,000 and 350,000. That claims are edging closer to that range is a sign that the layoffs of the past three years have all but stopped. We havent yet really seen substantial numbers of new jobs, but this is denitely an encouraging sign of what lies down the road, said Sam Bullard, an economist at Wells Fargo.

Rise in economic gauge suggests brighter outlook

By Martin Crutsinger

WASHINGTON A gauge of future economic activity posted a solid increase in November, providing further evidence that the economy is gaining strength. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.5 percent in November following a 0.9 percent gain in October, which had been the strongest showing in eight months. Economists said the two months of solid gains in the index signaled that the economy was gaining momentum and the risks of a recession were receding. Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein cautioned that this somewhat positive outlook for the domestic economy is at odds with a global economy that appears to be losing stream. ... A deeper-than-expected recession in Europe could easily derail the outlook for the U.S. economy. The strongest positive factor in the November index was a narrowing of the spread between short-term and long-term interest rates, indicating declining fears about future ination.

Business brief
Netflix CEOs stock options slashed after bad year
SAN FRANCISCO Netix CEO Reed Hastings will pay a $1.5 million penalty for blunders that alienated the video subscription services customers and pulverized its stock. The punishment will be delivered with a 50 percent reduction in his stock option awards next year, according to regulatory documents led Thursday. Instead of the $3 million stock option allowance he received this year, Hastings will get $1.5 million in 2012. His base salary will remain unchanged at $500,000. It would have been difcult to make a case for giving Hastings a raise coming off a year in which his decisions transformed Netix from Wall Street darling to bum.

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CSM hits the holiday with a win

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Christmas came a little early for the College of San Mateo womens basketball team Thursday night. Thirty-one times, San Jose City College handed the Bulldogs a gift wrapped nicely in a turnover, and it was behind that defensive pressure that CSM overcame a 34-30 decit at halftime to win 70-57. I think were starting to learn each other, said CSM head coach Michelle Warner. Our bench is doing a great job stepping up and holding their own and really seeing whats going on on the court so when they go in they can make an impact. Its almost like, releasing the dogs just letting them go. The Bulldogs were relentless the entire game with the man-press, forcing the Jaguars to make errant passes into the heart of the defense. The difference between half one and two was CSMs ability to take those gifts and turn them into buckets. A large part of the defensive game plan revolved around stopping SJCCs Mercedes Pardo, who came into the contest averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds a game. CSM all but eliminated her from the game in the rst half, but then they shot the ball poorly after taking an 18-11 lead. From that point,

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Gonzalez traded to Nationals

By Janie McCauley

It can sometimes be hard to quantify how good a season a golfer has at the high school level. Playing tournament golf, its all about how you nish. In high school golf, not only is there the individual aspect of the game, but also a team to worry about. So while Menlo-Athertons Xin Fang did not perform as well as she would have liked in the postseason, it doesnt detract from the fact she was the Peninsula Athletic Leagues most consistent golfer throughout the season. She scored the lowest round in all but one of her regular season matches this season as well as being the highest San Mateo County nisher at the Central Coast Section tournament. For her efforts, Fang is the Daily Journals Girls Golfer of the Year. I thought [my season] was good. It wasnt great, Fang, a junior, said. I wanted to have a lower (scoring) average and win PALs and stuff, but Im OK with it. Fang went into the PAL championships as the No. 1 seed based on having the leagues best scoring average and then proceeded to go out and shoot her highest score on the front nine at Poplar Creek a 41. That left her six shots behind Aragons Kelly Fang at the turn. Instead of just caving in, however, Xin Fang simply put her head down and went to work. By the time her foursome got to the 15th hole, Xin Fang had made up all six shots. Kelly Fang ended up winning the title by a stroke, but Xin Fangs performance showed just how good she can be.

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What separates the great from the merely good? One of the biggest factors is never settling. Its setting goals high and doing everything to achieve them. Good players are satised with making a good attempt at reaching their goals. Great players are upset when they dont. Such is the case for Burlingame girls tennis player Brooke Tsu, who is the Daily Journal Girls Tennis Player of the Year the third year in a row shes been honored as such. By any measure, Tsu had a tremendous year. By her lofty standards, however, her season could have been better. It was a little disappointing, to be honest, Tsu said. In league, I did ne. Our team was undefeated. (But) I was trying to go undefeated through the whole thing. My goal was to win every match and in CCS get the nals or the seminals. They were both realistic goals. Its good to have goals. Instead, Tsu will have to be satised with a 17-3 record this season, going undefeated in Peninsula Athletic League play, winning her third straight PAL individual singles title and making it to the quarternals of the CCS individual tournament. She didnt let down, said Burlingame coach Bill Smith. As [girls] get older, their interest wanes. You hope a senior wants to go out in style and she did. While Tsu may have not nished the season undefeated, she and Smith both believe she grew as a player, which is to be expected of a player of Tsus caliber. She needed to get better if she wanted to reach her lofty goals.

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OAKLAND All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez said Thursday the Washington Nationals have agreed to acquire him in a trade from the Oakland Athletics, and the deal is nearly nished. Its 99 percent done, Gonzalez said in a phone interview. Its pending a physical and Im just waiting to hear from my agent. ESPN.com rst reported the swap Thursday. Oakland reportedly will receive four players in the deal, including three top Gio Gonzalez prospects: right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, lefty Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris. Gonzalez has been the subject of trade talk all offseason. Earlier this month, the As traded fellow top-tier starter Trevor Cahill to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 26-year-old Gonzalez, drafted 38th overall by the Chicago White Sox in 2004, conrmed the trade to The Associated Press on Thursday. He went 16-12 last season a career high for wins after he earned 15 victories in 2010 with a 3.12 ERA in 32 starts and was selected to his rst All-Star game. The left-hander has reached 200 innings the past

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Friday Dec. 23, 2011



Davis becoming more visible leader


SANTA CLARA Vernon Davis has stepped it up for the San Francisco 49ers this season in ways that go beyond the star tight ends typical contributions to the teams passing game. The charismatic sixth-year veteran has emerged as one of the 49ers more visible leaders and has been outspoken in support of teammates. He also can be counted on when the teams inconsistent offense needs him most. Davis took charge to spark the 49ers rst touchdown drive late in the third quarter of Monday nights game against Pittsburgh, setting up his own 1-yard scoring reception with two big plays that got San Francisco rolling toward a 20-3 victory. Davis six receptions for 72 yards against the Steelers were his second-best totals in each category this

season, underscoring how Davis has been used this year within the framework of San Franciscos offense. With two games remainVernon Davis ing, Davis is well off the receiving totals that made him the NFCs starting tight end in the Pro Bowl two seasons ago. But Davis contributions to San Franciscos rst NFC West championship and playoff berth in nine years go well beyond numbers. Vernon is a leader on this team, coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday. Hes done everything that the team has asked him to do and done it very well, done it at a very high level. I think hes having an outstanding season. One of the top tight ends in

the game of football, and I think hes having that kind of year. After becoming the rst tight end in franchise history to lead the 49ers in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches in consecutive seasons the past two years, Davis ranks second on the team this year to wide receiver Michael Crabtree with 55 receptions for 620 yards. Davis said hes enjoying every minute of it. Like a lot of players on the San Francisco roster, this is his rst winning season. Were winning, and Im excited about it as anybody, Davis said. Ill always do whatever I can to dominate my opponent, but thats just who I am. Thats just my nature to do that. But yeah, I was very excited that I was able to be involved in the passing game (Monday) and help my team win. With the 49ers clinging to a threepoint lead late in the third quarter,

Davis got behind the Steelers defense for a 31-yard reception that pushed San Francisco into Pittsburgh territory. He nished the drive with a 21-yard reception followed by his 1-yard scoring catch Davis team-leading sixth touchdown reception this season. But Davis, known for his condence and boasting earlier in his career, has remained humble throughout the 49ers turnaround season. Instead of reveling in one of his best games of the year, Davis went to Twitter early Tuesday to support a struggling teammate, calling veteran wide receiver Braylon Edwards a true professional. Very thankful to have him on my team. Edwards, expected to be San Franciscos No. 1 receiver entering the season, is having a frustrating rst year with the 49ers. Edwards has battled knee and shoulder prob-

lems this season and has been inactive for two of San Franciscos past three games. He has one reception for ve yards in the past ve games. Davis also has remained consistent in his support of quarterback Alex Smith this season when others have wavered. Davis, who leads all NFL tight ends with 26 touchdown receptions since 2009, has been Smiths top target since Smith entered the NFL as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2005. Davis followed Harbaughs lead this week in asserting that Smith is the teams long-term answer at quarterback. I rmly believe that Alex Smith can do nothing but just keep getting better, Davis said. He wants to be successful and try to nd ways to help this team get better down the road. Im all for it. Im a big supporter.

Bush nearing 1,000 yard rushing

By Josh Dubow

ALAMEDA After spending most of the rst two months of the season as Darren McFaddens backup, Michael Bush seemed to have little chance to reach the 1,000-yard milestone coveted by NFL running backs. With McFadden slated to miss his eighth straight game with a sprained right foot, however, Bush is now getting in range of that target. He has 841 yards rushing this season for the Raiders (7-7) with two games remaining, starting with Saturdays visit to Kansas City. Every back wants to get 1,000 yards, Bush said. The o-line has been doing a good job. I bring it every week, so hopefully we get that number and let everyone know how good a job the offensive line is doing even though were missing Darren. Its always nice to get 1,000 yards. It lets everyone know how hard they have been working. It all just goes hand in hand. Bush has had some of his best performances against the Chiefs during his four seasons in the NFL, including a 137-yard performance in the season nale at Kansas City a year ago that helped the Raiders avoid an eighth straight losing season. His 497 yards rushing in seven

games against Kansas City are his most versus any opponent and the 71 yards per game are the most against any team he has played more Michael Bush than once. I personally like playing in their stadium, Bush said. Their fans are always loud and against you and hostile, and I love it. Theres much more on the line Saturday as Oakland needs to win to keep alive its hopes of winning the AFC West. The Raiders also likely need to win to have any chance at a wild-card berth, making this one of the most important games for the franchise in years. The fact that the Raiders are in this position despite losing their most dynamic offensive player in McFadden midway through the season is a credit in part to Bushs play. Bush is sixth in the NFL in yards rushing per game since McFadden went down in the first quarter against the Chiefs on Oct. 23, averaging 87.9 yards per contest. He has been a workhorse during that span, with only three other backs averaging more than his 21.4 carries per game, showing that he can be a lead back if given the chance.

Hes carried the ball quite a bit Weve played some physical teams and hes been slamming that ball up in there the way you have to run the ball.Hes done an excellent job.
Hue Jackson,Raiders coach

Indianapolis picks up a win


He has also shown that he is a versatile back with 33 catches for 381 yards. I am always one of those guys that when its my turn, I am always taking advantage of it, he said. That opportunity could come soon as Bush is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason if the Raiders do not place the franchise tag on him or sign him to a long-term deal before the start of the new league year. Bush has not wanted to talk about his impending free agency, focusing instead on a strong nish to this season. His performance has lagged a bit in recent weeks, perhaps a reection of the heavy workload. After averaging 5.3 yards per carry in his rst three games as the primary back, he has been held to 3.3 yards per carry over the past ve games. He has been limited in practice this week by a shoulder injury but is expected to play. Hes carried the ball quite a bit, coach Hue Jackson said. There was a stretch there where he was averag-

ing 30 attempts a game. At some point in time that catches up to you. He hasnt carried as much the past couple of weeks. Weve played some physical teams and hes been slamming that ball up in there the way you have to run the ball. Hes done an excellent job. The Chiefs are expecting to see plenty of those opportunities on Saturday, knowing the Raiders offense is built off the running game and Bush is the only reliable back right now. Hes big, he runs hard, hes fast, and when you get him to the second level hes extremely hard to tackle, Chiefs interim coach Romeo Crennel said. He can catch also. I forgot to mention that. Hes the total package. Notes: Jackson said it is unlikely WR Jacoby Ford (left foot), S Michael Huff (hamstring) or DT John Henderson (knee) would be able to play after missing all three practices this week. ... WR Denarius Moore is expected to return punts in his second game back from a foot injury.

INDIANAPOLIS Reggie Wayne will always remember Thursday nights catch. The man with the expiring contract caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left, giving the Colts their only lead of the game in a 19-16 victory over AFC South champion Houston 19-16. Its the second straight win for the Colts (2-13), who will now have to ght off St. Louis and Minnesota for the No. 1 overall draft pick. Orlovsky, who played the last two seasons with Houston, also won his second straight game after losing his rst nine NFL starts. Houston was in a position to come to Indianapolis and simply tune up for the postseason. Not a chance. The Texans looked anything but playoff-ready. They settled for two eld goals in the red zone, didnt convert a third down until getting a lucky bounce late in the fourth quarter, its running game was stymied late and the defense helped the Colts with three penalties on the decisive drive. Houston (11-4) is now 0-10 in Indianapolis and still hunting for a rst-round bye.



Friday Dec. 23, 2011


USC QB Barkley staying in school


LOS ANGELES Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley believed he was prepared to play in the NFL and the draft prognosticators agreed with him. He had skillfully guided the program through two years of NCAA sanctions, put up big numbers to add his name to the list of great Trojans quarterbacks. Barkley just wasnt ready to leave. He still had some unnished business at USC. Setting off a round of cheers at USCs Heritage Hall, Barkley announced Thursday that hes returning for his senior season, putting off the NFL for a chance to lead the Trojans from under the cloud of NCAA sanctions to a BCS bowl. I am staying so I can nish what I started, Barkley said. At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds and with a game that matured over three years at Troy, Barkley was projected

as a high rstround pick in the NFL draft, an enticement that had lured his predecessor, Mark Sanchez, after his junior season. Instead of folMatt Barkley l o w i n g Sanchezs footsteps, Barkley took the route of former USC quarterback Matt Leinart and Stanfords Andrew Luck. Leinart returned to USC after winning the Heisman Trophy and a national championship, and led the Trojans to the 2005 BCS title game, where they lost to Texas. Luck came back this season after being the Heisman runner-up last year and took the Cardinal to the Fiesta Bowl while nishing second to Baylors Robert Griffin III in this years Heisman voting.

Like those two, Barkley felt as though he still had goals he wanted to accomplish after leading the Trojans to a 10-2 record and a No. 5 ranking in The Associated Press poll. Barkley let USC coach Lane Kifn know about his decision with a Christmas ornament that had a picture of the two together during this seasons game against Colorado on one side and the words One More Year on the back. His announcement Thursday in front of about 200 people, including his family and Kifn, set off a wave of applause and a quick burst from USCs band as a pair of cheerleaders danced along. Thats not an easy decision, Kiffin said. Not many people would do what Matt has done. Barkley is the latest in a heralded lineup of USC quarterbacks that includes Carson Palmer, Leinart and Sanchez.

He had an uneven rst season with the Trojans, making some questionable decisions that led to 14 interceptions. Still, Barkley threw for over 2,700 yards and 15 touchdowns to become the only freshman seminalist for the Davey OBrien Award as the nations best quarterback. Barkley developed into a mature leader by his sophomore season, again throwing for over 2,700 yards, with 26 TDs, a completion rate of 62 percent and 12 interceptions. He also handled questions about USCs sanctions with poise, never shying away from talking about the programs difculties. As a junior, he developed into one of the countrys best quarterbacks, throwing for 3,528 yards and 39 touchdowns with only seven interceptions on a team that was one of the best in the country the last half of the season. The Trojans won seven of their nal eight games, though they had to endure a second

straight bowl-less season thanks to postseason sanctions that end next season. USC left tackle Matt Kalil declared for the NFL draft last week, but on Wednesday safety T.J. McDonald said he was returning for his senior year. Now with Barkley, the Trojans are loaded and likely one of the front-runners to win next years national title. Barkley also will enter next season as the leading contender for the Heisman Trophy much the way Luck did when he made a similar decision after the 2010 season and can rm up his place as one of the best quarterbacks in the history of a program lled with great ones. I think looking at the team that we have there is that chance, Barkley said of playing in a BCS game next season. Were on the rise and like I said in my (opening) statements, I feel like there is unnished business.

Quirks galore in compressed NBA schedule

By Tim Reynolds

Carmelo Anthonys return to Denver is delayed for another year. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wont be visiting Sacramento anytime soon. Fans in Chicago will only be seeing Kobe Bryant on television this season. The NBA sought competitive balance. What it got was schedule imbalance. One of the many consequences of the lockout, besides hundreds of lost games and hundreds of millions of lost dollars, was the tradition that every team plays in every NBA city at least once per season. Thats not the case this year. While teams will visit every other team in their own conference, they will only make trips to play nine clubs from the other side of the league instead of the usual 15. Its one of many quirks of a 66game schedule that, in a variety of ways, is not like any other in NBA history. In some cases, the team business-type might complain that they didnt get (to host) the Heat or the Lakers, NBA Commissioner David Stern said. While in the background, the coach is doing cartwheels. So its kind of an interesting dynamic. Theres no shortage of those. Reigning scoring king Kevin Durant dropped 66 points in New

York earlier this year alas, at Rucker Park, the fabled outdoor court and not Madison Square Garden. He and Oklahoma City wont be going to play the Knicks this season. The NBA champion Dallas Mavericks wont be going to Charlotte, nor will Durants Thunder, Bryants Lakers or the Spurs, and that will keep ticket dollars from nding Bobcats owner Michael Jordans pockets. Teams wont be playing the same number of divisional games, so get ready for complaining should tiebreakers come into play when determining playoff seeding. And many small market teams will be miss out on some guaranteed sellouts against some elite clubs that might hurt in the standings but help with the bottom line. Thats what happens when you have a lockout, Durant said. When Magic coach Stan Van Gundy heard the league was putting together a 66-game slate instead of the usual 82-game run, he gured the breakdown was simple: Play every team in your division four times, then face every other team home and away. That seemed easy enough. Instead, its complicated. Im not being critical of it, Van Gundy said. Theyve got a short period of time to play 66 games and there were a lot of factors they had to consider and Im sure that they

Theyve got a short period of time to play 66 games and there were a lot of factors they had to consider and Im sure that they did it the best way that they could.
Stan Van Gundy,Orlando Magic coach

did it the best way that they could. True, but there is some zaniness. Atlanta takes a trip that has the Hawks going north, then south, then north, then west, then east, then west and then home again, all in the span of nine days. Cleveland has a nine-game February homestand. San Antonio goes nearly four weeks without a home game, as it does each year because the rodeo takes over the arena. The Kings close the rst half of their schedule with 20 of 28 away from Sacramento, daunting for a team desperate to keep fans engaged while trying to get a new arena. Denver plays nine in a row at home in one stretch, then immediately hits the road for seven straight. But theres no Anthony homecoming in Denver. Did it bother me? Not really, said Anthony, now with the Knicks. I mean, I would love to go back and play there. The reaction I would get, who knows? I might get some boos, I might get some claps, but itd have been fun. Minnesota coach Rick Adelman was thrilled to see his club opens with six of seven at home. And then

he looked who those early opponents are the rst four clubs to visit the Timberwolves are Oklahoma City, Miami, Dallas and San Antonio. Its a challenge for us, Adelman said. If we come out and were ready to go, and we can knock some of these people off, its just going to be better for us. The Wolves dont host Atlanta, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Orlando, Toronto and Washington, teams that perhaps dont inspire the casual fan to run down on game night to check them out, but could be winnable games. They also dont travel to Boston, Chicago, Miami or New York. From a competitive standpoint, not having to play those teams on the road is great for the Wolves. But from a player experience standpoint, the Wolves dont sound thrilled. I think we dont go to Miami and Chicago. ... Thats a little sad, eagerly anticipated guard Ricky Rubio said. With this kind of schedule, youth might be served. Washington is expected to open the year with 10

players on the team age 25 or younger. So on those back-to-backto-back nights, the Wizards might have a touch more spring in their collective step than some other clubs. It reminds me of an AAU season playing ve games in one day, Wizards guard John Wall said. It can be tough at times, but I think it can help us. In past years, playing four games in ve nights would be considered the worst of the schedule grind. Its worse this year. Not only will every team have at least one stretch of playing three games in three nights, but there will also be times when teams play eight games in 11 days. If a key player rolls an ankle, certainly a common issue in the NBA, at a particularly busy time in the schedule, a team could nd itself without a key player for maybe 20 percent of the season. And with all those games in such a short span, this much is guaranteed: There will be nights when some teams will know the odds are stacked very, very highly against them, when theyre the wearylegged club against a team thats had a couple of days off to freshen up. There will be nights when youll be like, OK, well, lets just go try and see what happens, Wade said. Its not going to be easy. For anyone.


Friday Dec. 23, 2011



Beltran,Cardinals agree to two-year contract

By R.B. Fallstrom

ST. LOUIS Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract pending results of a physical, a move that would fortify the teams lineup following the departure of Albert Pujols. The team disclosed the agreement Thursday night and said it expects to make a formal announcement shortly after the holidays. KMOX, the Cardinals agship radio station, reported the deal is for $26 million over two

years the same gure cited by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because nancial details of the agreement were not announced by the team. The 34-year-old Beltran Carlos Beltran batted .300 with 22 home runs, 84 RBIs and a .385 on-base percentage for the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants this year. He likely will be the opening-day right buzzer sounded with the Bulldogs down four. when asked what the key to a second half in which the Bulldogs outscored the Jags 40-23, Warner said, I think just not panicking and nding our groove. We keep telling them nd a way, nd a way, dont worry about the ofcials, dont worry about the girl guarding you, just nd a way. So if thats not working, just try something new. It wasnt working offensively for the Bulldogs to start the second half. While they were still forcing turnovers, they were lofting up erratic shots. They began the half shooting 1-of-9 from the oor and were down 42-33 with 15:52 left in the game. I think anytime a team gets physical with us, its a gut-check and a battle, Warner said, and just learning to stay together and not when I was younger, Tsu said. Even freshman, sophomore and junior years, I was exploring different experiences. Ive always had talent and interests in other things, so I wanted to explore those more. It denitely saved me from burning out. You nd that a lot in juniors. Smith said Tsu became a lot more approachable and much more relaxed around her teammates this season. Not that she wasnt a team player in the past, but he believed her intensity may have caused some trepidation among her teammates. This year, she loosened up. While shes always been a team player, she specically made an effort to join with the other seniors on the team to make the team their own, from on court to off court, Smith said. She was always a sarcastic, kick-back, laid-back kid. But she curbed the sarcasm this year to make herself a little more approachable. I think her goal was to qualify for NorCals, said M-A coach Ramon Young. But shes a cool girl. Shes not the kind that gets frustrated. She kept ghting the entire time. Fang has made a remarkable climb in just a few years. She moved from China to the United States when she was 12, without knowing a word of English. Her mother married a local man, Clark Kelley, and he took Fang to the driving range one day and was astonished to see her hit the ball with a nearly awless swing the rst time she ever picked up a club. Since then, she has steadily climbed the Northern California junior rankings. Shes turned into one of the better players in Northern California, Kelley said. She just

elder for the Cardinals next season. Lance Berkman is expected to move to rst base, taking Pujols spot. Allen Craig, coming off an impressive postseason, gives the Cardinals another strong outeld option but will miss at least the rst month while recovering from knee surgery. A six-time All-Star, Beltran began his career with the cross-state Royals in 1998, three years after Kansas City drafted him in the second round. The switch-hitter has a .283 career batting average with 302 home runs and 1,146 RBIs. Beltran is a proven outelder who obviously has been a tough opponent against the Cardinals make it an individual thing. You really have to help and have your teammates back. It was our defensive pressure, our full court man really picked up the pace and the intensity for our girls. Intensity for the Bulldogs came in the form of Vanessa Castillo, who turned a couple of steals into transition buckets. It was her stretch of offense that turned a 1-of-9 start into a 12-of-26 turnaround for the girls in home white. CSM retook the lead with 12:02 left in the game on a Clarissa Mendoza call from long distance, 47-46. It was an advantage College of San Mateo would not surrender the rest of way. The Bulldogs hit a couple of huge buckets down the stretch every time the Jaguars made Said Tsu: All my teammates over the years have been friends of mine. Youre not only doing it for yourself, youre doing it for your school, youre doing it for your team. Theres so much more pride in that. This more touchy-feely Tsu did not take away from her aggressiveness on the court, nor her want to beat the best. Her only losses during the regular season were to the No. 1 player from Monta Vista, which went on to win the CCS team title, and to Menlo Schools Gianna Ong a match in which Tsu was two points away from victory. It appeared Tsu would get another shot at Ong when Burlingame and Menlo met in the quarternals of the CCS team tournament. Unfortunately for Tsu, Menlo coach Bill Shine decided to move Ong into the doubles portion of the match, so Tsu had to be content with beating the Knights three other singles players in the new modied CCS scoring system. She won works really hard. Shes one of the best putters Ive ever seen. Fang said putting was one of the aspects of her game she really improved this season, along with her approach shots. I think Im a better hitter now, Fang said. Because I did well in the summer, I gained a lot of condence. Im hitting more greens and not three-putting as much and my strokes went down because of that. I know my game is still improving. Young said Fang has added some length to her drives and she is becoming more aggressive on the course. Now she just needs to learn when to go for it and when to dial it back. Shes taken more risks this year. Sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesnt, Young said. Playing golf is like playing

for many years, St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. It is going to be nice to have his bat and competitive nature working for us instead of on the other side of the eld for the next couple of years. Beltran faced the Cardinals in a pair of NL championship series, in 2004 with Houston and 2006 with the Mets. St. Louis won both series despite several big hits by Beltran. With a chance to put the Mets in the World Series, however, he struck out looking to end Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS against Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. a bit of move. McDonald hit a big 3, so did Chesca Roth. CSM led by as many as 11. I would like to be more versatile, Warner said of her teams defense, and thats why we did our zone-press in the beginning and it actually did some good work for us. No. 35 for them is just really good so we wanted to try not let her get the ball on the inside. If we stayed man, that opened up things for her on the inside. So we just wanted to see what was going to be best. The girls really thrive on that pressure so we denitely had to make it a full court game. McDonald led the Bulldogs with 17 points, she also had four steals. Kimmie Fung added 13 points and ve steals. Roth was in doubledigits too with 11 points. one-set battles with Menlos No. 2, 3 and 4 singles players. It was not enough, however, as the Panthers fell to the Knights in a tiebreaker. She came off (the court) and did more than yeomans work, Smith said. She was kind of stunned we werent in position [to win the match]. She wasnt trying to win to beat those kids, she was trying to put points up in the team format. While Tsu may have come up short in accomplishing her goals for this season, she has an opportunity to set new goals for next year as she plans on playing in college. Not wants to play in college, but will play in college. Wherever I go, Ill walk on to a team. Either play (with the schools tennis) club, or any upper-middle Division I school. I have a realistic shot of playing, she said. I love proving things to people. chess. You have to know when to attack and when to play conservative. You have to think ahead, but at the same time, you have to adjust for the conditions. As much as the game of golf is focused on the individual, Fang appears to grasping the team aspect of the high school game and is more concerned with how her team nishes more so than her own individual performance. She knows shell hold up her end of the bargain and Young is hoping the rest of the team can learn from her. Shes a very diligent player. She practices every day and usually the weekends she plays tournaments, Young said. She gives the team a very good example for the other girls to learn: even though shes good, you still have to practice a lot.

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two scoring spurts by the Jaguars dened the games rst 20 minutes. First, San Jose managed to tie things up at 18 with Pardo leading that charge after a steal lead to a basket. After CSM regained the lead for a couple seconds, the Jaguars supplied some pressure of their own that sparked an 11-0 run and gave them a 30-22 lead with less than three minutes remaining in the half. CSMs Nicole McDonald hit a slump-busting 3-pointer to get to within ve and the

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Getting more experience year by year, you have better shot selection and understanding you shouldnt go for winners if you dont have to, Tsu said. I denitely improved mentally (and) have a fuller understanding of the game. Said Smith: She was better at both ends of the spectrum. When she wanted to, she could play safe and just play a big safe ball. On the other hand, [her] attacking game became much steadier. Unlike a lot of top-ight junior players, however, Tsu does not spend all her extra time playing on the juniors tournament circuit. Tsu enjoys the team aspect of the high school game and she might actually be better for it. I played a lot more (juniors tournament)

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Even if she didnt realize it at the time. I wasnt really counting the score, Xin Fang said. I knew she was doing well and I knew I was doing poorly. I just tried to play better on the back (nine). Its you against the course. Its not you against other players. What you can do doesnt really affect what others are doing on the course. Fang rebounded slightly to nish 10th at the Central Coast Section tournament, shooting a 4-over 76. While solid for a lot of players, that wasnt enough for Fang.



Friday Dec. 23, 2011

ritorial rights to technology-rich Santa Clara County. Beane and owner Lew Wolff have said they expect to hear soon from Commissioner Bud Selig and Beane said the unsettled stadium situation would affect him being able to sign free agents this winter. The As (74-88) havent posted a winning record or earned a playoff berth since being swept in the 2006 AL championship series by Detroit. Beane also sent reliever Craig Breslow to the defending NL West champion Diamondbacks this month. That came after reliever Brad Ziegler was traded to Arizona in July. The As appear to still be open to trading All-Star closer


Sports briefs
Bonds les appeal of obstruction conviction
SAN FRANCISCO Barry Bonds is ofcially appealing his felony obstruction conviction. His attorneys paid $455 and led a one-sentence notice to the federal trial court late Wednesday, saying that Bonds was asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal to toss out his conviction. The case will be randomly assigned to a three-judge panel later. Bonds was sentenced Friday to 30 days of house arrest, two-years of probation and a $4,000 ne. But U.S. District Judge Susan Illston delayed imposition until the appeal is resolved. Bonds appellate attorney Dennis Riordan estimated it could take as long as 18 months for a decision. Bonds was convicted of giving an evasive answer to a grand jury investigating a Northern California-based steroids distribution ring.

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two seasons. I love Oakland and appreciate them because they gave me a chance, Gonzalez said. Gonzalez would give the Nationals the reliable starter theyve been seeking for two years to go along with young arms Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann. General manager Mike Rizzo made it a top priority last offseason to land another talented pitcher, and came through this time. I think were an outeld bat away
@ Seattle 1:15 p.m. FOX

and a starting pitcher away from really being a contender in the division, he said late in the 2011 season. Gonzalez was a big reason Oakland led the AL in ERA (3.56) and shutouts (17) in 2010 while holding opponents to a .245 batting average. The Nationals went 80-81 this year to improve to third in the NL East after three straight last-place nishes in the ve-team division. As general manager Billy Beane is in rebuilding mode, stockpiling talent in the farm system with the hopes of the franchise getting the go ahead to build a new ballpark some 40 miles south in San Jose despite the San Francisco Giants owning the ter1/8

Andrew Bailey. Peacock made his major league debut in September, pitching in three games with two starts winning them both to go 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA. Milone also was a September callup who made his debut in the big leagues. He went 1-0 with a 3.81 ERA in ve starts. Milone was promoted after striking out 155 batters with just 16 walks this year at TripleA Syracuse. Norris has good power for a catcher. He hit 20 home runs for DoubleA Harrisburg. The 19-year-old Cole went 4-7 with a 4.04 ERA last season at ClassA Hagerstown.

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Atlantic Division W Philadelphia 21 N.Y.Rangers 20 Pittsburgh 19 New Jersey 18 N.Y.Islanders 11 Northeast Division W Boston 22 Toronto 17 Ottawa 17 Buffalo 16 Montreal 13 Southeast Division W Florida 18 Winnipeg 16 Washington 17 Tampa Bay 14 Carolina 10 L 8 8 11 14 15 L 9 13 14 15 16 L 10 13 14 17 19 OT 4 4 4 1 6 OT 1 4 4 3 7 OT 7 5 1 2 6 Pts 46 44 42 37 28 Pts 45 38 38 35 33 Pts 43 37 35 30 26 GF 116 95 110 91 74 GF 111 105 110 92 88 GF 94 95 95 89 89 GA 95 70 90 96 103 GA 63 110 120 101 101 GA 90 100 97 114 120

East y-New England N.Y.Jets Miami Buffalo South y-Houston Tennessee Jacksonville Indianapolis North x-Baltimore x-Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland West Denver Oakland San Diego Kansas City W 11 8 5 5 W 10 7 4 2 W 10 10 8 4 W 8 7 7 6 L 3 6 9 9 L 5 7 10 13 L 4 4 6 10 L 6 7 7 8 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 Pct .786 .571 .357 .357 Pct .667 .500 .286 .133 Pct .714 .714 .571 .286 Pct .571 .500 .500 .429 PF 437 346 286 311 PF 359 279 207 230 PF 334 285 305 195 PF 292 317 358 192 PA 297 315 269 371 PA 255 278 293 411 PA 236 218 283 274 PA 343 382 313 319

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Warrant issued for agent Leigh Steinberg over debt

SANTA ANA A California court has issued a bench warrant for veteran sports agent Leigh Steinberg in a case involving a $1.4 million judgment owed to a landlord. Orange County Superior Court spokeswoman Carole Levitzky said Thursday the warrant was issued after Steinberg failed to attend court last week. Court papers show Steinberg was ordered to pay $1.4 million last year to The Irvine Company for ofce space he leased in Newport Beach. In court papers, the company says Steinberg stopped paying under his lease terms in 2009. Steinberg says he is not hiding and is responsible for his debts. Irvine Company ofcials declined comment. Steinberg has represented NFL stars including Troy Aikman and Ben Roethlisberger and was the inspiration for Tom Cruises character in the movie Jerry Maguire.

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1.Syracuse (53) 2.Ohio St.(5) 3.Kentucky (4) 4.Louisville (2) 5.North Carolina 6.Baylor 7.Duke 8.UConn 9.Missouri 10.Marquette 11.Florida 12.Kansas 13.Wisconsin 14.Xavier 15.Pittsburgh 16.Georgetown 17.Indiana 18.Mississippi St. 19.Michigan St. 20.Michigan 21.UNLV 22.Murray St. 23.Creighton 24.Virginia 25.Illinois Record 11-0 10-1 9-1 10-0 9-2 9-0 9-1 9-1 11-0 10-0 8-2 7-2 10-2 8-1 10-1 9-1 10-0 11-1 9-2 9-2 11-2 12-0 8-1 9-1 10-1 Pts 1,585 1,474 1,457 1,364 1,340 1,271 1,266 1,102 1,076 1,021 946 939 746 728 707 644 601 576 413 381 251 222 130 102 96 Pvs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 13 12 14 8 15 16 18 17 21 20 24 25 19


1.Baylor (40) 2.UConn 3.Notre Dame 4.Stanford 5.Maryland 6.Tennessee 7.Miami 8.Kentucky 9.Duke 10.Texas A&M 11.Ohio St. 12.Rutgers 13.Georgia 14.Louisville 15.Texas Tech 16.Penn St. 17.Georgetown 18.Green Bay 19.Delaware 20.Purdue 21.DePaul 22.Texas 23.North Carolina 24.Nebraska 25.Vanderbilt Record 11-0 9-1 10-1 7-1 11-0 7-2 9-1 10-1 7-2 8-2 10-0 10-2 8-1 10-2 9-0 9-2 9-2 8-0 8-0 8-3 10-2 8-2 7-2 10-1 10-1 Pts 1,000 944 926 878 825 802 758 692 657 613 585 546 500 483 476 390 363 300 259 213 204 162 114 110 103 Pvs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 11 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 22 23 24 18 25 20

Central Division W Chicago 22 Detroit 21 St.Louis 19 Nashville 18 Columbus 9 Northwest Division W Minnesota 20 Vancouver 21 Colorado 17 Calgary 15 Edmonton 14 Pacic Division W San Jose 18 Dallas 19 Phoenix 18 Los Angeles 15 Anaheim 9 L 9 11 10 12 21 L 10 11 17 15 16 L 10 13 13 14 19 OT 4 1 4 4 4 OT 5 2 1 4 3 OT 3 1 3 4 5 Pts 48 43 42 40 22 Pts 45 44 35 34 31 Pts 39 39 39 34 23 GF 118 109 84 92 85 GF 85 114 94 84 89 GF 93 86 90 72 78 GA 102 75 72 93 117 GA 78 82 104 95 90 GA 76 93 89 81 110

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Poker champ robbed, beaten

MONTREAL World poker champion Jonathan Duhamel says he was tied up, beaten in the face and head and told he was going to be killed. Duhamel said hes hurting all over but he didnt sustain any major injuries. He is upset, however, that the robbers took his World Series of Poker champions bracelet. Also stolen was a Rolex Submariner watch given to him by his sponsor PokerStars to mark his feat. Both items were engraved with his name and the date of his triumph. Duhamel became internationally known in 2010 when he won $8.9 million in a poker tournament in Las Vegas. The professional poker player became the rst Canadian to win the Main Event at the World Series of Poker.

Others receiving votes:Harvard 88,San Diego St.67, Stanford 61,Saint Louis 33,Gonzaga 23, Kansas St. 22,Texas A&M 18, Alabama 8, Wichita St. 8, Cleveland St. 7, N. Iowa 7, California 5,Vanderbilt 5,Northwestern 4,Ohio 3,Long Beach St.2,Indiana St.1.

Others receiving votes:Virginia 26,California 19, LSU 15, South Carolina 10, Arkansas 6, Northwestern 5,Georgia Tech 3,Gonzaga 3, Southern Cal 3,BYU 2,Michigan 2,Kansas 1, St.Bonaventure 1,Tulane 1.

NBA CLEVELAND CAVALIERSWaived G Manny Harris and G Kenny Hayes. NEW JERSEY NETSWaived F Stephen Graham. Acquired C Mehmet Okur from the Utah Jazz for their second round draft pick in 2015. PHOENIX SUNSWaived G/F Mickael Pietrus. NFL CLEVELAND BROWNSPlaced S T.J.Ward on injured reserve. Signed WR Rod Windsor from the practice squad. NHL CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAssigned F Jeremy Morin and F Brandon Pirri to Rockford (AHL). Reassigned F Brett McLean to Team Canada for the 2011 Spengler Cup. NEW YORK ISLANDERSAssigned D Dylan Reese to Bridgeport (AHL).

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Thursdays Games Toronto 3,Buffalo 2 N.Y.Rangers 4,N.Y.Islanders 2 Ottawa 4,Florida 3,OT Nashville 6,Columbus 5 Winnipeg 4,Montreal 0 Fridays Games Florida at Boston,4 p.m. Washington at New Jersey,4 p.m. Toronto at N.Y.Islanders,4 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y.Rangers,4 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina,4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Winnipeg,5:30 p.m. Nashville at Dallas,5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Colorado,6 p.m. St.Louis at Phoenix,6 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver,7 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose,10:30 p.m.

Thursday,Dec.22 Indianapolis 19,Houston 16 Saturday,Dec.24 Oakland at Kansas City,10 a.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee,10 a.m. St.Louis at Pittsburgh,10 a.m. Denver at Buffalo,10 a.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina,10 a.m. Minnesota at Washington,10 a.m. Cleveland at Baltimore,10 a.m. Miami at New England,10 a.m. N.Y.Giants at N.Y.Jets,10 a.m. Arizona at Cincinnati,10 a.m. San Diego at Detroit,1:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle,1:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas,1:15 p.m. Sunday,Dec.25 Chicago at Green Bay,5:20 p.m. Monday,Dec.26 Atlanta at New Orleans,5:30 p.m.


Friday Dec. 23, 2011



Soul is top-selling Kia car

By Ann M. Job

The boxy Kia Soul is still funky-looking and still has dancing hamsters in its award-winning television ads. But for 2012, the youthful Soul is restyled for a more hightech look, has more powerful, yet more fuel-efcient engines, new six-speed transmissions and more features, including an infotainment system with voice recognition. Kia even offers 18-inch wheels now. This model year, the ve-door Soul also adds Idle Stop and Go (ISG), which automatically turns off the engine when the car is at idle, such as at a stoplight, and then automatically restarts the engine when the drivers pressure on the brake pedal lets up. The ISG, which is commonly found on gasolineelectric hybrid vehicles, helps conserve fuel. Whats not changed: The front-wheel drive Soul hatchback retains its industry-leading warranty coverage, which includes 10 years/100,000 miles for powertrain and ve years/60,000 miles for limited, basic car coverage. And it still comes standard with lots of safety equipment, such as traction control and electronic stability control, six air bags and antilock brakes. Best of all, the Soul, which is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, remains priced below many competitors. Starting manufacturers suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $14,650 for the base Soul with 138-horsepower, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual

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2012 Kia Soul Plus BASE PRICE: $13,900 base with manual; $15,700 for base with automatic; $16,300 for Soul Plus manual; $17,300 for Soul Plus automatic. PRICE AS TESTED: $19,845. TYPE: Front-engine,front-wheel-drive, ve-passenger,small wagon. ENGINE:2-liter,double overhead cam, four-cylinder engine with CVVT. MILEAGE: 26 mpg (city), 34 mpg
audio controls on the steering wheel, two powerpoint outlets and metal-look interior trim all for $18,050. At just 13.5 feet long from bumper to bumper, the test Soul t easily into compact parking spaces and handled nimbly in tight spots. But inside, the feeling was anything but tight. The 5.3-foot-tall Soul provides 40.2 inches of headroom in the front seat and 39.6 inches in the back seat, so even tall riders dont feel constrained. This is akin to the headroom inside a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle. This ample headroom isnt achieved by forcing riders to sit low to the pavement. Rather, its the product of a rooine that doesnt slope much until its behind the back seats. In the test Soul, passengers had good views out of the vehicle and to the trafc ahead, though we still couldnt see over or beyond big pickup trucks or vans. Be aware, though, that three adults in the back seat sit close to each other, even if the generous 39 inches of rear-seat legroom meant no ones knees touched the front seatbacks. Note that rear seatbacks are split 60/40 and fold down to extend the 19.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats to an SUV-like 53.4 cubic feet. It wasnt difcult to load items inside since the at cargo oor was at thigh level on me

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transmission. But the lowest retail price for a 2012 Soul with automatic is $1,800 more, or $16,450. The 2012 Soul is offered with a larger, 164-horsepower, 2-liter four cylinder with a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $17,050. Competitors include the boxy-styled, Nissan cube, which has a starting retail price of $15,500 as a 2011 model with 122-horsepower, 1.8-liter four cylinder and six-speed manual transmission. The competing 2012 Scion xB has a starting retail price of $17,030 with 158-horsepower, 2.4-liter four cylinder and manual transmission. Note that the federal governments top fuel economy ratings of 27 miles per gallon in city driving and 35 mpg on the highway for the 2012 Soul with base engine are better than the fuel ratings for the cube and xB. For example, the 2012 xBs mileage rating is 22/28 mpg. The Soul has become Kias top-selling car, with sales topping 92,600 through the rst 11 months of this year. This is up 52 percent from the same period a year ago. No doubt buyers are attracted by the Souls value for the price. Standard equipment on all models includes ample cargo space, Sirius XM satellite radio (buyers must subscribe to keep this satellite radio beyond the complimentary tryout period), dual-level glovebox, air conditioning, power door locks, outside mirrors and windows, as well as USB/auxiliary jacks. The test Soul, a Plus model with the larger four cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission included Plus standard features like keyless entry, Bluetooth phone connectivity, leatherwrapped steering wheel and shift knob,

(highway). LENGTH:162.2 inches. WHEELBASE:100.4 inches. CURB WEIGHT: 2,778 pounds. BUILT AT:South Korea. OPTIONS: Audio upgrade package (includes UVO infotainment system, rear camera, Innity audio system, subwoofer and speaker lamps) $900; power sunroof and front fog lights $800; carpeted oor mats $95. DESTINATION CHARGE:$750.
and the rear bumper was not obtrusive. The uplevel, 2-liter, double overhead cam, four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing provided commendable power, even with the Souls cargo area lled with suitcases and shopping bags. I did hear the four-cylinder buzziness at times when pressing the car to accelerate on uphill road sections. But the engine response and power delivery was pleasing, not at all lagging. Torque peaks at 148 foot-pounds at 4,800 rpm, and the Soul weighs less than 3,000 pounds and can feel sprightly on the roads. Without trying at all, I averaged 29.1 mpg, which is just over the combined city/highway mileage that the federal government estimates in combined city/highway travel. The tester did not include the automatic engine shutdown and restarting feature. Note that Kia engineers add a more durable starter and alternator with this feature to ensure those stop/starts dont require earlier starter and alternator replacements. Fit and nish on the test Soul was excellent, and fabric seats were comfortable in summer heat and pleasant looking. But, I could have used some additional lumbar support in the Souls front passenger seat when I sat there over a three-hour trip.

Toyota aims to sell 8.48 million vehicles in 2012

By Yuri Kageyama

TOKYO Toyota is aiming for a comeback, targeting record global sales of 8.48 million vehicles in 2012 and an even bigger number in 2013, after being battered this year by the March disaster in Japan and ooding in Thailand. Toyota Motor Corp., Japans top automaker, relinquished its title as the worlds biggest in global vehicle sales for the rst half of this year, sinking to No. 3 behind U.S. rival General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG of Germany. Toyotas global vehicle sales for this year totaled 7.9 million vehicles, including group companies, down 6 percent from the previous year, it said in a statement Thursday. General Motors Co. spokesman Jim Cain said it will release its full-year global sales totals in January. The Detroit-based automaker had been at the top for more than seven decades until Toyota took the crown in 2008. After the rst three quarters, GM sold 6.788 million vehicles worldwide, according to its lings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. If fourth-quarter results are consistent with prior months, it will sell just more than 9 million vehicles in 2011. Last year, GM sold 8.39 million vehicles around the world.

War Horse is epic

By Christy Lemire

Just in time for familyfriendly holiday feel-goodery is Steven Spielbergs sweeping, historical epic War Horse. Its a story that began life as a childrens book by Michael Morpurgo, then made its way

to the London and New York stages to great acclaim featuring inventive puppetry, and now arrives in theaters with all the grandeur a master lmmaker can conjure. War Horse features a strong cast and the sort of impeccable production values you would expect from Spielberg that

Emily Watson is scared of horses

By Lauri Neff

NEW YORK Its a good thing nobody told Steven Spielberg when Emily Watson signed on to his new See HORSE, Page 22 movie War Horse that

shes afraid of horses. The actress said she actually didnt tell the director about her fear until just days after she began shooting the movie in Devon, England, last fall. Watson says she had to overSee WATSON, Page 22



Friday Dec. 23, 2011


Rocksmith rocks out

By Ron Harris

Odd holiday traditions for David Letterman

By David Bauder

If Guitar Hero was the spunky teenager who made music gaming fun, Rocksmith is his older, cooler brother in a distressed leather jacket. Rocksmith (Ubisoft, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, $79.99) trades in the now familiar plastic guitar with buttons for the real, six-stringed deal. You simply plug your electric guitar or an acoustic guitar with a pickup into your console or computer. For $199, you can get the software bundled with an entry-level Epiphone Les Paul Jr. guitar. Generation after generation of wouldbe Eric Claptons have tried learning the guitar with instructors, books, DVDs and other teaching tools. Most of us get stuck at the intro to Stairway to Heaven. With some minor guitar experience under my belt, I dared Rocksmith to teach me, entertain me and keep me engaged. It succeeded on all fronts. Guitar lessons turn into a game: Keep in step with the colored, glowing and spinning rectangles that fall down the screen and land on a numbered fret. The more notes you get correct, the better your score. It takes some getting used to. The descending rectangles are colored with a different hue for each of the six guitar strings. But most guitar strings arent colored, so you have to mentally keep track of those color-and-string pairs which change quickly during the action. I was able to learn the melody to The Rolling Stones (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction within minutes, but the tech-

Once youve mastered a few techniques and chords,you might want to power off the game and see where the instrument will take you all on its own.
niques get more complicated. For example, the double-stops technique requires covering two strings at the same time while muting the adjacent strings. Its easy when youre looking down and staring at your ngers with all the time in the world. Its a lot harder when you have to look at the screen, remember where the correct frets are by muscle memory and strike them fast enough to get ready for the next set of notes. The teaching aspect of Rocksmith hinges on the very nature of playing a video game. You have to watch the screen. You dont have a lot of time to look at your hands. So you are forced to get better at knowing where the frets are by feel, as well as how to pluck, say, the fourth string instead of the fth without looking. The Rocksmith playlist runs from classic rockers like The Animals and Cream to up-and-comers like Titus Andronicus and the Black Keys. Theres also an amp mode in which you can play whatever you like, and you can download lters that add fuzz, feedback, distortion or other effects to the sound mix. Once youve mastered a few techniques and chords, you might want to power off the game and see where the instrument will take you all on its own. The ultimate challenge presented by Rocksmith is to get good enough that you wont play it all. Youll just play the guitar. Four out of four stars.

NEW YORK Think holiday traditions and mistletoe, eggnog and caroling come to mind. David Lettermans Christmas includes target practice at a giant meatball, the Lone Ranger and singer Darlene Love. Each has become part of CBS Late Show lore through the years, their appearances anticipated by fans like wrapped presents under a tree. The traditions return Friday. Comic Jay Thomas will be back to try to knock a meatball off the top of a Christmas David tree with a football and recount his Lone Letterman Ranger anecdote again. Love will sing Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) as fake snow utters to the stage. The best traditions are the ones you cant plan, said Rob Burnett, executive producer of Late Show. These happened very organically on our show and it is very silly and very goofy. It makes sense with the sensibility of the Late Show to be part of our tradition.

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expert, in his own words: tante ball setting as the perfect excuse to capture the beauty of Manhattan at Christmastime, bedecked in both decorations and a coating of snow. As Stillman pointed out, his low-budget indie movie got millions of dollars worth of free art direction from the city of New York.


Movies that may not seem like Christmas movies

By Christy Lemire

Eyes Wide Shut (1999):

You may remember the notorious orgy sequence or the scenes of then-married couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman speaking frankly about their sexual fantasies but Stanley Kubricks nal lm is set squarely in the Christmas season, with almost every scene involving twinkle lights or wrapping paper or a decorated tree. The delights of the Yuletide season make the perfect innocent counterpoint for this tale of marital discord.

LOS ANGELES Alonso Duralde literally wrote the book on Christmas movies: Its called Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas. So who better to guest-program the Five Most space this week? Only Duralde a film critic for The Wrap and (full disclosure) my co-host on the YouTube review show What the Flick?! did it with a twist. He chose five movies that may not initially seem like Christmas movies yet have that Christmasy vibe. After all, anyone can pop Its a Wonderful Life or Elf into the DVD player on Dec. 25, but weve got the

down from her tower to choose his successor from among their three sons, resulting in treachery, intrigue and swordplay. And you thought your family get-togethers were argumentative.

dent 1980s Christmas still endure.

Die Hard (1988):

Some people nd it hard to think of this action classic as a holiday staple, but many is the household where its just not Christmas until Officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) blasts his way through a group of Eurotrash terrorists (led by the spectacularly viperfish Alan Rickman) at Nakatomi Plaza. Its a movie that set the tone for the next decades worth of shoot-em-ups, but its a holiday tale, down to the redemption of the heros rocky marriage and his use of gift wrap in the nal gun battle.

Less Than Zero (1987):

Robert Downey Jr. gave his breakthrough performance as a spoiled Beverly Hills teen losing himself to drug addiction in this white-washed adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis best-seller. The storys lead character (played by Andrew McCarthy) somehow got changed from a jaded hedonist to an earnest do-gooder, but Downeys performance and the lms candy-colored, neon-tinged version of a deca-

The Lion in Winter (1968):

What shall we hang the holly, or each other? asks Henry II (Peter OToole) in this brittle and banterlled comedy-drama that plays like a cross between Game of Thrones and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Henry brings his longimprisoned wife Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katharine Hepburn)

Metropolitan (1990):
Whit Stillmans charming and witty directorial debut uses its debu-




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By Susan Cohn

MOTO BELLISSIMA AT SFO. The acknowledged Italian propensity for artistic design, historically demonstrated in a wide range of manufactured goods, has perhaps never been better exemplied than in the beautiful motorcycles that graced Italys race tracks and roads in the 1950s and 1960s. Over the course of two decades, an unprecedented number of Italian firms, many of them now lost to history, produced a dizzying array of small-sized motorcycles for a country with a desperate need for mobility after World War II. Moto Bellissima: Italian Motorcycles from the 1950s and 1960s, at the SFO Museum, displays extraordinary Italian motorcycles that demonstrate the Italian insistence on producing objects of extraordinary design and beauty. After World War II, Italys manufacturing facilities largely lay in ruins from Allied bombing raids that targeted factories making motorcycles, trucks and aviation parts. Firms such as Benelli, Bianchi and Moto Guzzi moved quickly to rebuild their facilities and restart operations, utilizing the improvisational skills honed during the war to engineer and produce new motorcycles. They were soon joined by scores of rms introducing a diverse range of well-engineered motorcycles, mopeds and scooters. A mere ve years after the end of the war, an astounding 220 Italian manufacturers presented new models at the 195051 Milano Motorcycle Exhibition. Milans MV Agusta, established as a motorcycle manufacturer in 1945, retained employment for workers at the Agusta aviation company at the end of World War II. In 1953, MV introduced their 11bhp CS Sport model with telescopic forks and the unique winged tank. After viewing the tanks distinctive shape, the media dubbed the bike the Disco Volante, or ying saucer, an example of which is on display. Many rms elded racing teams, with circuit courses throughout Europe serving as testing grounds for innovations that were often incorporated in their respective street bikes. Racing victories also helped the rms market showroom models, inspiring customers to purchase bikes with similarities to those that succeeded on the


175cc CSS Super Sport Disco Volante 1955; MV Agusta (194580,1991present),Gallarate,Italy.At SFO Museum through April 2012.
trackincluding Benellis 125cc Leoncino (Little Lion), which featured its namesake on its front fender. By the end of the decade, more than four million motorcycles were licensed to operate on Italian roadways, outnumbering automobiles by nearly one million. By the late 1960s, increasing numbers of riders seeking high performance machines were attracted to competitive Japanese imports. Hondas introduction of the phenomenally successful CB750 in 1969 launched an era of affordable sport bikes that were larger, faster, quicker, and required less maintenance than many of their Italian predecessors. Although some prestigious makers such as MV Agusta, Laverda and Ducati continued to prosper by marketing large bikes based on successfully raced counterparts, many other rms did not survive the decade, and an era of unparalleled diversity in lightweight motorcycles by Italian manufacturers came to an end. Collector Barry Porter, whose 1955 Disco Volante is on display, said, I was originally a British motorcycle enthusiast when a friend invited me for a ride on one of his MV Agusta 175s in 2004. The following year another friend told me he was organizing a MotoGiro event for mid-1950s lightweight (up to 175cc) Italian motorcycles in Northern California and I knew I had to be a part of it. I found and purchased a well-worn base model MV 175 and was able to nish that event, sometimes just barely making it up the many grades in the Sierra foothills where it was held. I was hooked! For the 2006 Giro, I purchased a sportier model MV 175, the one in the Moto Belissimo display. It unfortunately broke down that year and again in 2007, but a rebuild of my rst MV gave me another successful ride again in 2008. I broke down once again in 2009 with the sportier model MV but nally had success with it in 2010 when I completed and won the Giro that year. During these past seven years of working on and riding the bikes, I have really enjoyed learning about and gaining a greater understanding and appreciation for the small Italian motorcycles and their manufacturers. They are ne examples of engineering and design, some maybe better than others but all truly works of art. Moto Bellissima: Italian Motorcycles from the 1950s and 1960s is located presecurity in the International Terminal Main Hall at San Francisco International Airport. There is no charge to view the exhibition, which runs through April 2012. SFO Museum, the rst of its kind in the United States and a widely imitated model for museums operating in public arenas, features approximately 20 galleries throughout the Airport, displaying a rotating schedule of art, history, science and cultural exhibitions. For more information visit www.flysfo.com/web/page/sfo_museum/ex hibitions.
Susan Cohn can be reached at susan@smdailyjournal.com or www.twitter.com/susancityscene.


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him and get the familys money back. But plucky teenager Albert (good-looking newcomer Jeremy Irvine) begs to keep him and promises to train him. Cue the montage. Although Joey is clearly a spectacular creature, the father ends up selling him to the British cavalry because the family needs the money. Albert is devastated and swears theyll meet again; the conscientious captain (Tom Hiddleston), who immediately recognizes Joeys greatness and chooses him as his own mount, promises to take good care of him until then. Joey, meanwhile, thrives once more in this new setting on the front lines. And these moments are some of the films best the ones where the Spielberg of Saving Private Ryan comes shining through. An overhead shot of row after row of soldiers saddling up as one while hidden in a wheat field is especially stirring, as is their subsequent ambush on a German encampment. The battle scenes are reliably visceral and well-staged, albeit in a sanitized way. Even a race between Joey and the impressive horse belonging to the cocky major (Benedict Cumberbatch) provides a quick, thunderous thrill. Theres a reason so many movies get made about horses: Theyre beautiful, powerful creatures, and the pounding of hooves gets your heart pounding, as well. But speaking of Joey and his new rival, their relationship represents one of the more cloying aspects of War Horse: the incessant anthropomorphism of these animals. Would they really achieve a hard-won respect for each other and end up protecting one another in the thick of battle? Maybe. Maybe not. But the human assumption that they would just for the sake of furthering the narrative is sort of obnoxious. Eventually, Joey changes hands again and ends up living on a farm with an adorable but sickly French girl (Cecile Buckens) and her doting grandfather (Niels Arestrup). But then hes captured once more this time by the Germans and forced to fight again. This sets up the films best scene by far, in which a British soldier and a German soldier find Joey entangled in some barbed wire in no-mans land and work together to free him. Its a tense, quiet exchange that ultimately reveals some much-needed humanity, and it could have ended on just the right note but then War Horse goes and ruins it by adding one line too many, just to remind us of how remarkable Joey is. War Horse, a Walt Disney Pictures release, is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of war violence. Running time: 146 minutes. Two stars out of four.


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trademark, mystical lighting, the product of his longtime collaboration with Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. And yet its overlong, painfully earnest and sometimes even hokey. Clearly, Spielberg intended War Horse as a throwback, an homage to good, old-fashioned, heartrending storytelling, full of recognizable types and uplifting themes. The skies are so impossibly colorful in such a retro way, they look like hand-painted backdrops on a soundstage. And the dialogue is so frequently on-the-nose and repetitive, it might just make you cringe. Yes, the horse is remarkable of course he is thats why they made a movie about him. That should have been obvious to us through the action alone, yet the script (from Lee Hall and Richard Curtis) feels the need to tell us again and again that he is a remarkable horse. The majestic Joey comes into the lives of a struggling British farming family just before World War I. The alcoholic father (Peter Mullan) buys him at auction, even though he knows he cant afford him; the long-suffering mother (Emily Watson) insists he return


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come her fears because she was so excited about being in the Spielberg lm due out Dec. 25. Im not very good at animals generally, Watson said in a recent interview. I like domestic animals but big, large ones that might hurt me Im a bit of a wimp. Watson plays Rose Narracott, mother of Albert, a young man who bonds with the horse who is sold to the British cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War I. Watson said War Horse is not just a story about a boy and a horse but also a profoundly moving document of how warfare changed. She said when British cavalry charged and the Germans responded with machine guns that was a turning point in history and our horse is in the thick of that. Watson plays a different mother facing a different conict as Janet Leach in the true story Appropriate Adult, which premieres on the Sundance channel Dec. 10. The drama is based on the complex relationship between Leach and Fred West, one of Britains worst serial killers, played by actor Dominic West. Leach, a mother of five, was Wests court appointed Appropriate Adult a British term for a person who sits in on police interviews to safeguard the rights of someone in custody deemed vulnerable. Leach played a key role in uncovering gruesome serial killings committed by West and his wife, Rosemary, between 1967 and 1978. Watson, who met with Leach, said she was a complex woman who ultimately was damaged by her experience.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23 Shelter Dog Adoptions. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. San Mateo Pet Club, 1850 South Norfolk St., San Mateo. Offered pets are well-groomed, submissive and sweet house dogs forced from homes by bank foreclosures. Ages from 10 months to 4 years. Continues through Saturday, Dec. 24 at the same time. For more information call (408) 3903160. Holiday Blowout Party. 10:30 p.m. Elegant lunch and champagne toast at noon. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. There will also be dancing to the music of The Knights of Mostalgia band. For more information and tickets call 616-7150. Holiday Art Sale. Noon to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Art Center, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Photos, paintings, prints, cards and pottery by members of the Belmont Arts Council. For more information contact cynthiaistern@gmail.com. FBO Cha Cha 1 Dance Lesson. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suit G, Foster City. Beginners-only class. Price varies. For more information v i s i t www.boogiewoogieballroom.com. Kathy Boyd and Marty Atkinson. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Wine Bar, 270 Capistrano Road., Half Moon Bay. $5 cover. For more information call 726-0770. SATURDAY, DEC. 24 Christmas Eve Service. 7 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church, 1150 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. An LGBT and friends community. Free. For more information call 5150900. Christmas Services. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., 1336 Arroyo Ave., San Carlos. Community United Church of Christ of San Carlos, Kalavaria United Church of Christ and Chalice Disciples of Christ is holding a joint Christmas services. Free. For more information call 593-7809. Celebrate Christmas Eve. Noon, 12:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame. Three service times: Communion Worship Service at noon, Family Worship Service at 4:30 p.m. and Candlelight Communion Worship Service at 10 p.m. Free. For more information call 342-0875. Christmas Eve Worship Service. 4 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11 p.m. The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew, 1 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Family Service, Christmas Pageant and Eucharist at 4 p.m., Choral Concert at 10:15 p.m., Festival Eucharist at 11 p.m. Free. For more information call 342-1481. Christmas Eve Worship Service. 4 p.m., 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m., St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame. Family Christmas Eve Pageant at 4 p.m., Festive Prelude by Chancel Choir at 9:30 p.m. and Choral Eucharist at 10 p.m. Free. For more information call 3484811. Christmas Eve Worship Service. 5 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Family Christmas Eve Service with Pageant at 5 p.m., Festival Choral Eucharist at 10:30 p.m. Free. For more information call 341-8206. Christmas Eve Worship. 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church, 600 W. 42nd Ave., San Mateo. Family Worship Service at 5 p.m., Traditional Candlelight Service at 10 p.m. Free. For more information call 349-0100. Christmas Eve Worship. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Open Door Church, 4150 Piccadilly Lane, San Mateo (near Mollie Stones), San Mateo. Celebrate the holidays in your neighborhood. Free. For more information call 323-8606. Christmas Eve Worship Services. 5 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Ministries, 468 Grand St., Redwood City. Family Service of candlelight and carols at 5 p.m. Service of Light at 10:45 p.m. Free. For more information call 366-5892. Christmas Eve Service. 6:30 p.m., Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City. Free. For more information call 368-3376. Christmas Eve Worship. 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 303 W. 36th Ave., San Mateo. Worship service for the whole family at 7 p.m. Candlelight Service at 11 p.m. with lessons and carols to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Free. For more information call 345-8514. SUNDAY DEC. 25 Christmas Day Worship. 10 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church, 600 W. 42nd Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information call 349-0100. Christmas Day Worship Service. 10 a.m. The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew, 1 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Celebrate with us in the worship and wonder of Gods love. Feast of the Nativity at 10 a.m. Free. For more information call 342-1481. Christmas Day Worship Service. 10 a.m. Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Celebrate with us in the wonder and worship of Gods love. Christmas Day Eucharist at 10 a.m. Free. For more information call 3418206. Christmas Day Worship Service. 11 a.m. St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame. Christmas Day Eucharist at 11 a.m. Celebrate with us in the worship and wonder of Gods love. Free. For more information call 348-4811. Christmas Worship Service. 10:30 a.m, Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 303 W. 36th Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information call 345-8514. Christmas Day Worship Services. 10 a.m., Redeemer Lutheran Ministries, 468 Grand St., Redwood City. Celebration of the nativity. Free. For more information call 3665892. Christmas Day Service. 10:30 a.m., Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City. Free. For more information call 368-3376. Christmas Day Service. 12:30 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church, 1150 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. An LGBT and friends community. Free. For more information call 5150900. MONDAY, DEC. 26 Showing of the Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation movie Cars 2. 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more information call 522-7838. TUESDAY, DEC. 27 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 149 Manzanita Ave., San Carlos. A free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Free. For more information call 533-4992. Tuesday Tea: The Priscilla Stanford Singers and Dancers. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., 800 Middle Road., Menlo Park. $2 for members. $3 for non-members. For more information call 326-2025 ext. 229. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28 Wednesday Movies. 12:15 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. The Twin Pines Cafe Chef will also prepare a catered lunch at 11:30 a.m. Reservations for lunch are required two business days in advance. Free admission. $8.50 for lunch. $4 suggested donation for those over 60. For more information call 595-7444. THURSDAY, DEC. 29 Society of Western Artists Exhibit Summer. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. SWA Headquarters gallery, 2625 Broadway, Redwood City. For more information call 737-6084. For more events visit smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is welcoming a deal on extending a payroll tax cut and congratulating Congress for ending its partisan stalemate. The president issued a statement Thursday evening moments after House Speaker John Boehner announced that House Republicans were reversing course and accepting a two-month extension agreed to by the the year-long measure passed by the House, which contains curbs to unemployment insurance and other ideas backed by conservatives as well as deeper spending cuts to pay for the fullyear cost. After Senate leaders tried but failed to match the Houses goal for a full-year pact, the chamber on Saturday instead gave sweeping approval for the twomonth extension of the payroll tax cut, jobless benets and doctors Medicare fees that otherwise would have been cut 27 percent. The House had just days before passed a full-year extension that included a series of conservative policy prescriptions unpalatable to Obama and congressional Democrats. Obama, Republicans and congressional Democrats all said they preferred a one-year extension but the politics of achieving that eluded them. All pledged to start working on that in January. Has this place become so dysfunctional that even when we agree to things we cant do it? Obama asked. Enough is enough.. The top Senate Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, was a driving force behind Thursdays agreement, imploring Boehner to accept the deal that McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid had struck last week and passed with overwhelming support and state facilities. He last returned to San Mateo County for prosecution in 2008 but was then again found incompetent and sent back. According to prosecutors, Cruz attacked Ruiz at Vocational Rehabilitation Services on Quarry Road in San Carlos. Authorities said Cruz mistook Ruiz for another man as they sat next to each other at the center and suddenly lunged at him with a knife. Ruiz was stabbed several times in the upper torso and arm. Cruz ed but was arrested a few blocks away from the site. Ruiz died the following afternoon. However, OMalley said there is more to the attack than purely mistaken identity. Cruz was stabbed several years prior while on a bus in San Francisco and was hospitalized with severe stomach wounds, he said. The incident coupled with his psychosis and schizophrenia left him with a deep, deep fear that the people who stabbed him were going to come back and stab him and possibly his family, OMalley said. They have to change it. There are too many vacancies. It is ridiculous and literally does not make sense, Musich said. He noted that the San Jose City Council will vote next month on whether to give rst priority to retail in groundoor space as downtown has a 25 percent vacancy rate. The San Jose council may suspend a requirement, established in 2000, that requires downtown ground-oor space to be leased for retail. The rules were adopted during the dot-com boom when companies looked to set up their ofces in downtown San Jose. Musich thinks San Jose is headed in the right direction and wants San Mateo

Senate and supported by the president. Obama says the deal, which also extends unemployment benefits, is good news just in time for the holidays and the right thing to do for Barack Obama American families and the economy. And he is thanking Americans who pressured Congress to get it done. in both parties. There remain important differences between the parties on how to implement these policies, and it is critical that we protect middle-class families from a tax increase while we work them out, Reid said after Boehners announcement. The breakthrough emerged as a rewall erected by tea party-backed House Republicans crumbled Thursday. I dont think that my constituents should have a tax increase because of Washingtons dysfunction, said freshman Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis. The Republican establishment, too, put new pressure on House Republicans to compromise. The 2008 GOP presidential nominee, John McCain, former Bush administration condant Karl Rove and The Wall Street Journal editorial page were among conservative voices urging House Republicans to retreat. Just hours before he announced the breakthrough, Boehner had made the case for a year-long extension. But on a brief late afternoon conference call, he informed his colleagues it was time to yield. He said that as your leader, youve in effect asked me to make decisions easy and difcult and Im making my decision right now, said Rep. Jack Kingston, RGa., paraphrasing Boehners comments. Cruz thought Ruiz was somehow associated with his previous attackers and possibly armed with a box cutter, OMalley said. Schizophrenia medication and other signs of psychiatric problems were found at Cruzs home during a police search after the stabbing. Before he could be tried, Cruz was deemed incompetent by two of three court-appointed doctors and committed in March 2005. Three years later, he returned to San Mateo County but was rehospitalized that July. After three years, he was placed under a Murphy conservatorship which gives the San Mateo County Public Guardian the authority to make decisions on his behalf. He has since been at the locked psychiatric facility Crestwood Behavioral Health Center near Calistoga. He remains in custody without bail.
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defense. On Thursday, OMalley said he agreed to accept the nding as well as the recommendation Cruz remain in a locked psychiatric facility because his mental condition is so fragile. The only reason hes even marginally competent at the moment is the cumulative effect of six and a half years of mental treatment, OMalley said. Without continuing care, OMalley said there is an absolute chance Cruzs mental condition could again slip. Cruz returns to court Feb. 22 for a preliminary hearing on charges of rstdegree murder, the use of a deadly weapon and inicting great bodily injury in the Oct. 27, 2004 fatal stabbing of Alfonso Ruiz. If convicted, Cruz faces up to 26 years in prison. However, Cruz was deemed mentally unt after his arrest and has since moved back and forth between the county jail

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ofce for SnapLogic but the Planning Commission determined the use is not allowed. We are going to more than likely lose SnapLogic, Musich said. They would rather have vacancies than ll up the space. Musich thinks it is time the city take a second look at the requirements to have only retail uses on the ground oor in downtown San Mateo as the economy has taken a downturn.

to follow suit. Built in 1931, the Collective Antiques building is within the downtown historic district and has been identied as a structure which is individually eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a staff report to council. The city needs to review its clauses, Musich said. The San Mateo City Council meets 7 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 3, City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo.
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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.

The Daily Journal seeks two sales professionals for the following positions:
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



Friday Dec. 23, 2011

203 Public Notices 203 Public Notices
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: Sept. 20, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: BERNADETTE M OCAMPO The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 950 KING DR, #104 DALY CITY, CA 94015-4460 Type of license applied for: 41- On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place San Mateo Daily Journal December 23, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT of USE of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #246341 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: H.LYNNE, INC. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in County on 8/22/11. The business was conducted by: H.LYNNE, INC, CA /s/ Heather Banks / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/30/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/2/11, 12/9/11, 12/16/11, 11/23/11).


298 Collectibles
SPORTS CARDS, huge collection, over 20,000 cards, stars, rookies, hall of famers. $100 for all. (650)207-2712

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247942 The following person is doing business as: Sunshine Tranportation, 310 Larkspur Dr., EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303 is hereby registered by the following owner: Sarishma Maharaj, 310 Larkspur Dr., EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Sarishmp Maharaj / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/06/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/09/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247792 The following person is doing business as: Seafood Export & Import, 220 Wildwood Dr., South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Ronald P. Chandra, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 11/23/2011. /s/ Ronald P. Chandra / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/29/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/09/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247878 The following person is doing business as: Biodent Dental Lab, 1091 Industrial Road, Suite 155, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Nabe Company, LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Chanhee Yi / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/02/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247721 The following persons are doing business as: M & S Enterprises, 3456 Michael Dr., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owners: Mila A. Selhorn & Steve L. Selhorn, same address. The business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Mila A. Selhorn / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/21/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247748 The following person is doing business as: Pacific Construction, 1009 Terra Nova Blvd, PACIFIC A, CA 94044 is hereby registered by the following owner: John Chan, 489 Vista Grande, Daly City, CA 94014. The business is conducted by an Individual The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/27/2001. /s/ John W. Chan / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/23/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248022 The following person is doing business as: Zao Tech Inc., 1104 Parkwood Way, Redwood City, CA 94061 is hereby registered by the following owner: Zao Technology Innovations, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 09/07/2006, /s/ Scott J. Bowie / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/12/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248126 The following person is doing business as: Jetbrains Americas, 1900 S. Norfolk St. #350, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Code Complete Software, INC, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/2012. /s/ Paul McCabe / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/21/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248116 The following persons are doing business as: Hanson Crawford Crum Family Law Group, LLP, 411 Borel Avenue, Suite 440, San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owners: Belinda Hanson, Joseph P. Crawford, & Jennifer Crum, same address. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 12/01/2011. /s/ Belinda Hanson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/21/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248151 The following person is doing business as: Big Sweets Ice Cream and Treats, 746 Chestnut Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: John Alonzo, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ John Alonzo / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/22/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12).

299 Computers
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer. Excellent condition. Software & accessories included. $30. 650-574-3865

300 Toys
CLASSIC CAR model by Danbury Mint $99 (650)345-5502 WWII PLASTIC aircraft models $50 (35 total) 650-345-5502

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719 ANTIQUE STOOL - Rust color cushion with lions feet, antique, $50.obo, SOLD CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379 LARGE SELECTION of Opera records vinyl 78's 2 to 4 per album $8 to $20 ea. obo, (650)343-4461




210 Lost & Found

FOUND 11/19, at Bridgepointe Shopping Center, Bed Bath and Beyond bag containing something. Call to describe. Claudia, (650)349-6059 LOST - 2 silver rings and silver watch, May 7th in Burlingame between Park Rd. & Walgreens, Sentimental value. Call Gen @ (650)344-8790 LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922 LOST OR MISPLACED PASSPORT Issued to Mahendar Singh Kandola, Citizen of Fiji Islands, Issued by Fiji Immigration Department, (650)255-9459 LOST: Center cap from wheel of Cadillac. Around Christmas time. Chrome with multi-colored Cadillac emblem in center. Small hole near edge for locking device. Belmont or San Carlos area. Joel 650-592-1111.

303 Electronics
18 INCH TV Monitor with built-in DVD with remote, $21. Call (650)308-6381 3 SHELF SPEAKERS - 8 OM, $15. each, (650)364-0902 46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95., (650)878-9542 FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767 PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25., (650)637-8244 SONY TV fair condition $30 (650)867-2720 TV 25 inch color with remote $25. Sony 12 inch color TV, $10 Excellent condition. (650)520-0619 TV SET Philips 21 inch with remote $40., (650)692-3260

304 Furniture
MATCHED PAIR, brass/carved wood lamps with matching shades, perfect, only $12.50 each, 650-595-3933 MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size $15., (650)368-3037 MIRROR, NICE, large, 30x54, $25. SSF (650)583-8069 MIRROR/MEDICINE CAB. 3 dr. bevel glass 30X30" $35 (650)342-7933 MIRROR/MEDICINE CABINET 26" $10 (650)342-7933 MIRROR/MEDICINE CABINET 16" X 30" $20 (650)342-7933 16" X

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

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


Fax your request to: 650-344-5290 Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com

294 Baby Stuff

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

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

MODULAR DESK/BOOKCASE/STORAGE unit - Cherry veneer, white laminate, good for home office or teenagers room, $75., (650)888-0039 PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions $45. each set, (650)347-8061 ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100., (650)504-3621 SOFA (LIVING room) Large, beige. You pick up $45 obo. 650-692-1942 STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black shelves 16x 22x42. $35, 650-341-5347 STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720 TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111 VANITY ETHAN Allen maple w/drawer and liftup mirror like new $95 (650)349-2195

296 Appliances
BISSELL UPRIGHT vacuum cleaner clear view model $45 650-364-7777 CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 DRYER WHIRLPOOL heavyduty dryer. Almond, Good condtiio. W 29 L35 D26 $100 (650)867-2720 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, excellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038 VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition $45. (650)878-9542 VACUUM CLEANER Oreck-cannister type $40., (650)637-8244 WHIRLPOOL WASHING MACHINE used but works perfectly, many settings, full size top load, $90., (650)888-0039

308 Tools
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power 3,450 RPM $50 (650)347-5373 DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power 1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 ENGINE ANALYZER & timing lightSears Penske USA, for older cars, like new, $60., (650)344-8549 leave msg. HAND DRILL $6.00 (415) 333-8540 LAWN MOWER reel type push with height adjustments. Just sharpened $45 650-591-2144 San Carlos TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

310 Misc. For Sale

9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra large, good condition, $10. each obo, (650)349-6059 AMERICAN HERITAGE books 107 Volumes Dec.'54-March '81 $99/all (650)345-5502 ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10) Norman Rockwell and others $10 each 650-364-7777 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 ARTISTS EASEL - from Aaron Brothers, paid $80., never used, $35., (650)755-8238 BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD hardback books. 4 at $3.00 each or all for $10., Call (650)341-1861 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BATH TOWELS - Used, Full size, white, good quantity, $4. each, a few beach towels, SSF, (650)871-7200 BBQ GILL with Cover 31/2' wide by 3' tall hardly used $49. 650 347-9920 BBQ KETTEL Grill, Uniflame 21 $35 (650)347-8061 BBQ SMOKER BBQ Grill, LP Coleman, Alaskan Cookin Machine, cost $140 sell $75. 650-344-8549 BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 650-344-8549 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW1 $12.,

2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 42" ROUND Oak Table (with 12") leaf. Clean/Great Cond. $40. 650-766-9553. ARMOIRE CABINET (415)375-1617 $90., Call

BASSET LOVE Seat Hide-a-Bed, Beige, Good Cond. Only $30! 650-766-9553 BED FOR sale with pillow top mattress $99.00 (650) 348-5169 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53X66, $29., (650)583-8069 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53X66, $29., (650)583-8069 BUNK STYLE Bed elevated bed approx 36 in high w/play/storage under. nice color. $75. SOLD! CAST AND metal headboard and footboard. white with brass bars, Queen size $95 650-588-7005 CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 CHILDREN BR - Wardrobe with shelf. bookcase and shelving. attractive colors. $99. SOLD! COFFEE TABLE 62"x32" Oak (Dark Stain) w/ 24" side Table, Leaded Beveled Glass top. - $90. 650-766-9553 COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too noticeable. 650-303-6002 DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs, lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189 DINING SET glass table with rod iron & 4 blue chairs $100/all. 650-520-7921, 650245-3661 DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19 inches $30. (650)873-4030 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45., (650)345-1111 END TABLE marble top with drawer with matching table $70/all. (650)520-0619 END TABLES (2) - One for $5. hand carved, other table is antique white marble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381 END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in box, need to assemble, 26L x 21W x 21H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Oak cabinet with three storage compartments. 78 x 36 x 21 SOLD! FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40 650-692-1942 FOLDING PICNIC table - 8 x 30, 7 folding, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902 FOOT STOOL from Karathi 2' foot long Camel Heads on each end, red & black pad. $25., (650)755-8238 HAND MADE portable jewelry display case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648. LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483

309 Office Equipment 306 Housewares

"PRINCESS HOUSE decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 49ER HELMET party table dip & chip server $35., (650)341-8342 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720 CEILING FAN multi speed, brown and bronze $45. (650)592-2648 DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevated toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461 LAMPS - 2 southwestern style lamps with engraved deer. $85 both, obo, (650)343-4461 PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated. $100. (650) 867-2720 SALAD SPINNER - Never used, $7.00, SOLD SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack with turntable $60. (650)592-7483 SUSHI SET - Blue & white includes 4 of each: chopsticks, plates, chopstick holders, still in box, $9., (650)755-8238 TOASTER/OVEN WHITE finish barely used $15. 650-358-0421 CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, tape Casio & Sharp, $30/ea, (650)344-8549 ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER Smith Corona $60. (650)878-9542 OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111

297 Bicycles
26 MOUNTAIN BIKE, fully suspended, multi gears, foldable. Like new, never ridden. $200. (650)839-1957 BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26, $75. obo (650)676-0732

310 Misc. For Sale

10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each, (650)349-6059 12 DAYS of Christmas vintage drinking Glasses 1970 Color prints Prefect condition original box $25 (650)873-8167 1970 TIFFANY style swag lamp with opaque glass, $59., (650)692-3260 1ST ISSUE of vanity fair 1869 frame caricatures - 19 x 14 of Statesman and Men of the Day, $99.obo, (650)345-5502 2 COLOR framed photo's 24" X 20" World War II Air Craft P-51 Mustang and P-40 Curtis $99. (650)345-5502 2 VINTAGE BEDSPREADS - matching full sz, colonial , beige color, hardly used, orig package, $60/both, (650)347-5104 21 PIECE Punch bowl glass set $95., (650)341-8342 29 BOOKS - Variety of authors, $25., (650)589-2893 3 CRAFT BOOKS - hardcover, over 500 projects, $40., (650)589-2893 30 DISNEY Books $1.00 each 650 368-3037 30 PAPERBACK BOOKS - 4 children titles, several duplicate copies, many other single copies, $12. all, (650)347-5104 4 IN 1 stero unit. CD player broken. $20 650-834-4926 4 WHEEL Nova walker with basket $100 (sells new for over $200) (415) 246-3746 5 CUP electric coffee marker $8.00 650 368-3037 5 PHOTOGRAPHIC civil war books plus 4 volumes of Abraham Lincoln war years books $90 B/O must see 650 345-5502 5 PHOTOGRAPHIC civil war books plus 4 volumes of Abraham Lincoln war years books $90 B/O must see 650 345-5502 7 UNDERBED STORAGE BINS - Vinyl with metal frame, 42 X 18 X 6, zipper closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902 ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037

298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My Head" See: http://tinyurl.com/4y38xld 650-204-0587 $75 2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1 clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902 49ER REPORT issues '85-'87 $35/all, (650)592-2648 ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pockets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858 BAY MEADOWS (650)345-1111 bag $30.each,

BOOK - Fighting Aircraft of WWII, Janes, 1000 illustrations, $65., (650)593-8880 BOOK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATIONAL AIR MUSEUMS $15 (408)249-3858 BOXES MOVING storage or office assorted sizes 50 cents /each (50 total) 650-347-8061 BRUGMANSIA TREE large growth and in pot, $50., (650)871-7200 CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $30. (650)345-1111 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, Pine cones, icicle lights, mini lights, wreath rings, $4.00 each 650 341-8342 CRAFTMENS 15 GALLON WET DRYVAC with variable speeds and all the attachments, $40., (650)593-7553 DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2 total, (650)367-8949 DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1 Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather weekender Satchel, $75. (650)871-7211 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good condition $50., (650)878-9542 ELVIS PRESLEY poster book $20. (650)692-3260 FLORAL painting, artist signed 14.75x12.75 solid wood frame w/attached wire hanger, $35 (650)347-5104

BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags attached, good condition. $10 each or 12 for $100. (650) 588-1189 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - (6) wooden, from Shaws Ice Cream shop, early 1980s, all $25., (650)518-0813 COLLECTIBLE CHRISTMAS TREE STAND with 8 colored lights at base / also have extra lights, $50., (650)593-8880 COLLECTIBLES: RUSSELL Baze Bobbleheads Bay Meadows, $10 EA. brand new in original box. (415)612-0156 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858 GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo $10 (650)692-3260 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 JOE MONTANA signed authentic retirement book, $39., (650)692-3260 OLYMPUS DIGITAL camera - C-4000, doesnt work, great for parts, has carrying case, $30. (650)347-5104 ORIGINAL SMURF FIGURES - 19791981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, all $40., (650)518-0813 PRECIOUS MOMENTS vinyl dolls - 16, 3 sets of 2, $35. each set, (650)518-0813

307 Jewelry & Clothing

49ER'S JACKET (650)871-7200 Adult size $50.

BEADS, - Handmade in Greece. Many colors, shapes, sizes Full Jewely tray, over 100 pieces, $30., (650)595-4617 BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new, $100., (650)991-2353 Daly City GALLON SIZE bag of costume jewelry various sizes, colors, $80. for bag, (650)589-2893 LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow lengthgloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436

308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10, 4 long x 20 wide. Comes w/ stand - $70. (650)678-1018 CLICKER TORQUE Wrench, 20 - 150 pounds, new with lifetime warranty and case, $39, 650-595-3933


310 Misc. For Sale
FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking daisies, green & white, 22x26, $50., (650)592-2648 GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858 GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact $50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone perfect condition $55 650 867-2720 JANET EVANOVICH (4) hardback books $3/each (8) paperback books $1/each 650-341-1861 LARGE BOWL - Hand painted and signed. Shaped like a goose. Blue and white $45 (650)592-2648 LARGE PRINT. Hard Cover. Mystery Books. Current Author. (20) $2 each 650-364-7777 LIGHTED CHRISTMAS TREE, 6 Ft Tall with stand, fully lighted, multi colored lights. Pick up Redwood City. $99 650 508-2370, ext. 101 MACINTOSH COMPUTER complete with monitor, works perfectly, only $99, 650-595-3933 MANUAL WHEECHAIRS (2) $75 each. 650-343-1826 MEN'S ASHTON and Hayes leather briefcase new. Burgundy color. $95 obo, (650)343-4461 MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x 21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base, like new, $95., (650)349-2195 MOTORCYCLE JACKET black leather Size 42, $60.obo, (650)290-1960 NATURAL GRAVITY Water System creating Fresh Clear Water for any use $99 650 619-9203 NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306 PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant) with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648

Friday Dec. 23, 2011

310 Misc. For Sale
NEW SPODE hand painted "TOYS AROUND THE TREE" cookie jar. Still in Box, $30., (650)583-7897 NICHOLAS SPARKS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 PERSIAN KLIN CARPET - 66x39, pink and burgandy, good condition, $100., (650)867-2720 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books


310 Misc. For Sale

WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual release walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider tips. Adj height for patients 5'3 thru 6'4. Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494

316 Clothes
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great condition $99. (650)558-1975 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129

318 Sports Equipment

13 ASSORTED GOLF CLUBS- Good Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059. BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard $35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message. DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 dimeter, Halex brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF CLUBS - Complete set of mens golf clubs with bag. Like new, $100., (650)593-7553 MORRELL TODD Richards 75 Snowboard (Good Condition) with Burton Boots (size 6 1/2) - $50. 650-766-9553 TENNIS RACKET oversize with cover and 3 Wilson Balls $25 (650)692-3260 TOBOGGAN CLASSIC all wood 4 seater excellent condition, SOLD! WATER SKI'S - Gold cup by AMFA Voit $40., (650)574-4586 YOUTH GOLF Bag great condition with six clubs putter, drivers and accessories $65. 650-358-0421

335 Garden Equipment

(GALVANIZED planter with boxed liners 94 x 10 x 9. Two available, $20/all, (415)346-6038 BAMBOO poles 6 to 8 Ft, 30. $15/all, (415)346-6038 PLANTS & POTS - assorted $5/each obo, Call Fe, Sat. & Sun only (650)2188852 POTTED PLANTS (7) $5/each 650-207-0897 TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condition, (650)345-1111

311 Musical Instruments

2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each. (650)376-3762 3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small Accordion $82. (650)376-3762. ELECTRIC STARCASTER Guitar black&white with small amplifier $75. 650-358-0421 PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110. (650)376-3762

SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712 SHOWER POOR custom made 48 x 69 $70 (650)692-3260 SONY PROJECTION TV Good condtion, w/ Remote, Black $100 (650)345-1111 STUART WOODS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 STYLISH WOOD tapesty basket with handle on wheels for magazines, newspapers, etc., $5., (650)308-6381 TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)5941494 TIRE CHAINS - used once includes rubber tighteners plus carrying case. call for corresponding tire size, $20., (650)3455446 VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the Holidays $25 650 867-2720 VERIZON CAR charger, still in sealed factory package, $10, 650-595-3933 VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches W still in box $45., (408)249-3858 WALGREENS BRAND Water Pitcher Royal Blue Top 2 Quart New in Box $10 Ea use all brand Filters 650-873-8167 WALKER - never used, $85., (415)239-9063 WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual release walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider tips. Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494

A Place For Fine Hats Sharon Heights
325 Sharon Heights Drive Menlo Park

340 Camera & Photo Equip.

SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-T-50 - 7.2 MP digital camera (black) with case, $175., (650)208-5598 VINTAGE SUPER 8MM CAMERA - Bell & Howell, includes custom carrying case, $50., (650)594-1494

312 Pets & Animals

BIRD CAGE 14x14x8 ecellent condition $25 Daly City, (650)755-9833

GENUINE OAKELY Sunglasses, M frame and Plutonite lenses with drawstring bag, $65 650-595-3933 LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining $35. (650)868-0436 LADIES FUR COAT - Satin lining, size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990 LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30% nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648 LADIES ROYAL blue rain coat with zippered flannel plaid liner size 12 RWC $15. (650)868-0436 LANE BRYANT assorted clothing. Sizes 2x-3x. 22-23, $5-$10/ea., brand new with tags. (650)290-1960

315 Wanted to Buy GO GREEN! We Buy GOLD You Get The $ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers Est. 1957 400 Broadway - Millbrae

345 Medical Equipment

SIEMEN GERMAN made Hearing aid, Never used $99., Bobby (415) 239-5651

322 Garage Sales

379 Open Houses


SALE 50% off all COATS & JACKETS
Open Thurs. & Fri 10-2:00 Sat 10-3:00 Episcopal Church 1 South El Camino Real San Mateo 94401



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

316 Clothes
3 BAGS of women's clothes - Sizes 912, $30., SOLD 47 MENS shirt, T-shirts, short/ long sleeves. Sleeveless workout polos, casual, dress shirts $93 all. (650)347-5104 49ER SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992


MANS SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981


MENS CASUAL Dress slacks 2 pairs khaki 34Wx32L, 36Wx32L 2 pairs black 32WX32L, 34Wx30L $35 (650)347-5104


Make money, make room!

NANCY'S TAILORING & BOUTIQUE Custom Made & Alterations 889 Laurel Street San Carlos, CA 94070 650-622-9439
NEW BROWN LEATHER JACKET- XL $25., 650-364-0902 NEW NIKE SB Skunks & Freddy Kruegers Various Sizes $100 415-735-6669

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Tic, for one 6 Arcade trademark word 10 Its website has a Rodents 101 section 14 __ Go Again: Whitesnake #1 song 15 Brand at Petco 16 Pats on a buffet 17 30s-40s Kildare portrayer 18 Answered on Name That Fabric? 20 Just the binding? 22 Pocatello sch. 23 Texters Oh, before I forget ... 24 Pah lead-in 25 Car radio selection 28 Hedgers OK 30 Land measurement 32 Discreet Music composer 33 Surrealist Jean 34 On the __ vive: alert 35 City south of Fort Worth 36 Scale model of an ancient rival of Rome 40 Oomph 41 DOD arm 42 Aus. currency 43 Seasonal helper 44 Olds 442 rivals 45 Honolulus __ Palace 49 Mouth formations 51 H.S. dropouts exam 52 Author Yutang 53 High dudgeon 54 Burger queen? 57 Non-contraband cheese? 60 Rocks Burdon et al. 61 He lowered the New York Times price from 3 to 1 62 Doofuses 63 Reds, maybe 64 Clothes alterer of a kind 65 Disappearing sound, and a hint to this puzzles theme 66 Texs What if ... DOWN 1 Ramshackle 2 Native American hallucinogen 3 Pointers 4 Tuner option 5 Where Clark met Lewis in 1804 6 Attack! 7 Jazz great Malone 8 Oscar winner Jannings 9 Toledo-to-Akron dir. 10 Not spare the rod? 11 Sellers role 12 Antipoverty agcy. 13 Exiled Cambodian Lon __ 19 Like some consequences 21 Revealing 60s70s fad 25 Literally, pray God 26 SASE, e.g. 27 Overly 29 Slam 30 Blue hues 31 Heel 35 Medieval fortification 36 Sports Authority Field altitude 37 Like some movies 38 Chicken general? 39 It may be a relief 40 Last of 26, in Chelsea 44 Erse speaker, perhaps 46 White rat, e.g. 47 Reunion attendees 48 Actually existing 50 Contentious talk 51 Whither thou __ ...: Ruth 54 Five-time U.S. Open champ 55 Jazz phrase 56 Coffee choice 57 Herbert who played 11Downs nemesis Inspector Dreyfus 58 Green prefix 59 Gillespies genre

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420 Recreation Property SAN LUIS OBISPO

INVESTMENT PROPERTIES 2 Parcels, 2.5 Acres ea Flat & Buildable w/Elct & Roads Price Lowered to $40K Terms from $79

Tel:- 408-867-0374 or 408-803-3905 452 Condos for Rent

SAN FRANCISCO UNFURNISHED CONDO - $1850., 1 bedroom, 1 bath, panoramic view, deck, aek, wall to wall carpet, hardwood floors, parking, excellent transportation, laundry, utilities included, (415)215-1755

317 Building Materials

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

335 Rugs
WOOL AREA RUG - Multi-green colors, 5 X 7, $65. obo, (650)290-1960

318 Sports Equipment

"EVERLAST FOR HER" Machine to help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037

335 Garden Equipment

FLOWER POTS many size (50 pieces) $15/all, (415)346-6038

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


315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

Rooms For Rent

Travel Inn, San Carlos

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

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

(650) 593-3136
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620 Automobiles AUTO REVIEW

The San Mateo Daily Journals weekly Automotive Section.

Every Friday
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Look for it in todays paper to find information on new cars, used cars, services, and anything else having to do with vehicles.

310 Misc. For Sale

310 Misc. For Sale

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Call 650-595-DEAL (3325) Or Stop By Our Lot 1659 El Camino Real San Carols
By Mike Peluso (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


CADILAC 93 Sedan $ 4,000 or Trade Good Condition (650)481-5296


Friday Dec. 23, 2011

620 Automobiles 635 Vans
EMERGENCY LIVING RV. 73 GMC Van, Runs good, $2,850. Will finance, small downpayment. Call for appointments. (650)364-1374 NISSAN 01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008


670 Auto Service 680 Autos Wanted 680 Autos Wanted 680 Autos Wanted

AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Patelco Credit Union on December 27th, 2011 starting at 8am ---2002 Ford Excursion #B16704, 2007 Chevrolet Suburban #167102. Sealed bids will be taken starting at 8am on 12/27/2011. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at www.ffsons.com.

Repair Restore Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW 03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call 650-995-0003 HARLEY DAVIDSON 83 Shovelhead special construction, 1340 ccs, Awesome!, $5,950/obo. Rob (415)602-4535.

MERCEDES BENZ REPAIR Diagnosis, Repair, Maintenance. All MBZ Models Elliott Dan Mercedes Master Certified technician 555 O'Neil Avenue, Belmont 650-593-1300

670 Auto Parts

2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno 650-588-1946 CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8 diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 CARGO COVER, (black) for Acura MDX $75. 415-516-7060 DENALI WHEELS - 17 inches, near new, 265-70-R17, complete fit GMC 6 lug wheels, $400. all, (650)222-2363 FORD 73 Maverick/Mercury GT Comet, Drive Train 302 V8, C4 Auto Trans. Complete, needs assembly, includes radiator and drive line, call for details, $1250., (650)726-9733. HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134

672 Auto Stereos

680 Autos Wanted

CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500. (408)807-6529. HONDA 10 ACCORD LX - 4 door sedan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981 INFINITI 94 Q45 - Service records included. Black & tan, SOLD! MERCEDES 03 C230K Coupe - 52K miles, $12,000 for more info call (650)576-1285 MERCEDES 05 C-230 66k mi. Sliver, 1 owner, excellent condition, $14,000 obo (650)799-1033 MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461

645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with extras, $750., (650)343-6563 PLEASURE BOAT, 15ft., 50 horsepower Mercury, $1,300.obo (650)368-2170 PROSPORT 97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.


We Sell, Install and Repair All Brands of Car Stereos
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625 Classic Cars

DATSUN 72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $5800 or trade. (650)588-9196 NISSAN 87 Centura - Two door, manual, stick shift, 150K miles. Clean title, good body, $1,250., (415)505-3908 PLYMOUTH 72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $12k obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623


WE FIX CARS Quailty Work-Value Price Ready to help


A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

HONDA CIVIC FRONT SEAT Gray Color. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno. 415-999-4947 TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

Palo Alto
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760 El Camino Real

680 Autos Wanted

DONATE YOUR CAR Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork, Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas Foundation. Call (800)380-5257.

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

Corner of Saratoga Ave.

San Carlos (650)593-8085

Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets Novas, running or not Parts collection etc. So clean out that garage Give me a call Joe 650 342-2483




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



Residential Commercial Industrial Monthly/Bi-Monthly Move In/Move Out Wash walls, windows, painting Pressure Cleaning Construction Clean-up, hauling Crime Scenes, All minor repair Abandoned Place 24/7 Emergency Call

Decks & Fences


Lic #733213

Specializing in:

Redwood Fences Decks Retaining Walls

(650)921-6213 (510)253-5257 Contractors CONCRETE SERVICE Concrete Removal & Replacement Driveways Patios Sidewalks Excavations
Lic#: 372169

650-756 0694


General Contractors / Building & Design New construction, Kitchen-Bath Remodels, Metal Fabrication, Painting Call for free design consultation (650) 274-4484 www.risecon.com L#926933


MENAS (650)704-2496
Great Service at a Reasonable Price

Cleaning Services




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

GENERAL CONTRACTOR Concrete, decks, sidings, fence, bricks, roof, gutters, drains.
Lic. # 914544 Bonded & Insured

16+ Years in Business

Move in/out Steam Carpet Windows & Screens Pressure Washing


Call David: (650)270-9586


Professional | Reliable | Trustworthy

NORTH FENCE CO. - Specializing in: Redwood Fences, Decks & Retaining Walls. www.northfenceco.com (650)756-0694. Lic.#733213


Friday Dec. 23, 2011


Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors


Remodeling, Plumbing New Construction, General Home Repair, Demolish No Job Too Small
Lic.# 891766



Hunter Douglas Gallery Free Measuring & Install. 247 California Dr., Burl. (650)348-1268 990 Industrial Blvd., #106 SC (800)570-7885 www.rebarts.com


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

Decks & Fences Gardening

Call Mike the Painter

(650)271-1320 Plumbing

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels Electrical, All types of Roofs. Fences, Tile, Concrete, Painting, Plumbing, Decks All Work Guaranteed


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


and Landscaping Full Service Includes: Also Tree Trimming Free Estimates

ANY CLOGGED DRAIN! Sewer trenchless Pipe replacement Water heater installation, and more!

(650)771-2432 RDS HOME REPAIRS

(650)315-4011 Gutters Quality, Dependable Handyman Service

General Home Repairs Improvements Routine Maintenance

(650) 898-4444

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

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



Junk & Debris Clean Up Furniture/Appliance Disposal Tree/Brush Dirt Concrete Demo (650)207-6592
www.chaineyhauling.com Free Estimates

Sewer / Drain Cleaning Tankless Water Heaters, Etc.

24 hour emergencies
510-682-9075 510-428-1417 ofc

Specializing in Any Size Projects


Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsulas Personal Mover Commercial/Residential
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632

Lic #835677, Insured, Bonded www.onestepplumbing.com

Painting Electrical Carpentry Dry Rot

40 Yrs. Experience Retired Licensed Contractor

STANLEY S. Plumbing & Drain

Only $89.00 to Unclog Drain From Cleanout And For All Your Plumbing Needs (650)679-0911 Lic. # 887568


Call Armando (650) 630-0424


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



Interior & Exterior Reasonable Rates Quality Work Guaranteed Free Estimates

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

for all your electrical needs

Handy Help

Hardwood Floors

(650)553-9653 KO-AM
Hardwood & Laminate Installation & Repair Refinish High Quality @ Low Prices Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
Lic# 857741

ELECTRICIAN For all your electrical needs

Residential, Commercial, Troubleshooting, Wiring & Repairing Call Ben at (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952


Carpentry, Cabinets, Moulding, Painting, Drywall Repair, Dry Rot, Minor Plumbing & Electrcal & More! Contractors Lic# 931633 Insured


Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates


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

Lic #514269



Dental Services




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Let the beautiful you be reborn at

PerfectMe by Laser
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General Dentistry for Adults & Children

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What everybody is talking about!

Grand Opening

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


Call for a free consultation (650)363-2600 This law firm is a debt relief agency


with Zerona, VelaShape II and VASERShape.

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Obtain a divorce quickly and without the hassle and high cost of attorneys.

South Harbor Restaurant & Bar

425 Marina Blvd., SSF



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

$69 Exam/Cleaning
(Reg. $189.)



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

$69 Exam/FMX
(Reg. $228.)
New Patients without Insurance Price + Terms of offer are subject to change without notice.



GODFATHERS Burger Lounge

Gourmet American meets the European elegance ....have you experienced it yet? Reservations & take out

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


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



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

(650) 637-9257
1500 El Camino Real Belmont, CA 94002

Dental Services



Holiday Banquet Headquarters
Steelhead Brewing Co. 333 California Dr.

680 E. 3rd Ave & Delaware


Cost Less! New Clients Welcome Why Wait!

The Best Sushi & Ramen in Town

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

Dr. Nanjapa DDS (650) 477-6920

1070 Holly Street San Carlos (650)654-1212

Burlingame (650)344-6050



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Health & Medical


Affordable non-attorney document preparation service Registered & Bonded Divorces, Living Trusts, Corporations, Notary Public

Real Estate Loans

We Fund Bank Turndowns!
Direct Private Lender Homes Mixed-Use Commercial Based primarily on equity FICO Credit Score Not a Factor PURCHASE, REFINANCE, INVESTOR, & REO FINANCING Investors welcome Loan servicing since 1979


Breakfast Lunch Dinner Senior Meals, Kids Menu www.nealscoffeeshop.com


FREE Consultation for Laser Treatment

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


14 large screen HD TVs Full Bar & Restaurant

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

1845 El Camino Real Burlingame



1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza

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

(650)652-4908 SUNSHINE CAFE

Breakfast Lunch Dinner 1750 El Camino Real

Irish Pub & Restaurant
www.thegatebelmont.com Live Music - Karaoke Outdoor Patio

Insurance Fitness
Great insurance; great price Special rates for drivers over 50 650-593-7601


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

1410 Old County Road Belmont 650-592-5923

San Mateo (Borel Square)

World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

YOUR SMALL BUSINESS Get free help from The Growth Coach Go to www.buildandbalance.com
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731 Kains Ave, San Bruno


1121 Laurel St., San Carlos

Real Estate Services



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

Re/Max Star Properties
Contact Mita for all your Real Estate Needs

Massage Therapy

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

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

DRE# 1889753Kapadia, Remax





24-hour Assisted Living Care located in Burlingame

Health & Medical

Blurry Vision? Eye Infections? Cataracts? For all your eyecare needs.

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


$50 for 1 hour $5 off for Grand Opening!


1720 El Camino Real #225 Burlingame 94010

Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City

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

Mills Estate Villa & Burlingame Villa

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

(650) 697-3200

Body & Foot Massage Facial Treatment


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

John Bowman (650)525-9180

CA Lic #0E08395

Lic.#4105088251/ 415600633

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

1205 Capuchino Ave. Burlingame



www.revivmedspa.com 31 S. El Camino Real Millbrae Jewelers

Grand Opening! $10. Off 1-Hour Session!

1482 Laurel St. San Carlos

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

Cypress Lawn 1370 El Camino Real Colma (650)755-0580 www.cypresslawn.com


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

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


Graphics Graphics Graphics

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

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

850 N. El Camino Real San Mateo


(650) 347-7007

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

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

Pet Services


All natural, byproduct free pet foods! Home Delivery

Jewelry & Watch Repair 2323 Broadway Redwood City




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Friday Dec. 23, 2011