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Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016 XVII, Edition 95

County may give Seton $15M

Supervisors to discuss support for hospital in ownership flux
By Samantha Weigel

San Mateo County officials are poised to

offer up to $15 million to help the new leaders of Daly Citys Seton Medical Center
ensure the hospital can withstand an earthquake.
The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday
and will consider offering countywide tax
funds to support state-mandated seismic

upgrades of the nonprofit hospital. Seton

Medical Center, which also offers emergency services, is one of six facilities in
the state that garnered attention from the
states attorney general when its former
cash-strapped operator Daughters of
Charity sought to sell the group.
Now, the county hopes to support health
care services while encouraging the hospital remain a nonprofit.
In late 2015, Attorney General Kamala

Harris laid out terms when the New York

hedge fund BlueMountain Capital struck a
deal with Daughters of Charity and rebranded as Verity Health System. Harris conditions were meant to ensure the safety-net
hospitals continue offering services for at
least 10 years. Part of those obligations
included making seismic upgrades to Seton
Medical Center by 2020, which the hospital has estimated could cost $65 million,
according to a county staff report.

The county has long supported the medical center, as well as its sister facility
Seton Coastside in Moss Beach both of
which provide services to low-income
county residents.
The reason its important to upgrade the
facility is obviously that organization
serves a large number of people in the north
end of the county and I think its vital to

See SETON, Page 18

Burlingame to
study future
Officials and community to discuss
economic and residential growth
By Austin Walsh


Fire personnel are shown during recovery operations inside the aftermath of a warehouse fire that killed 36 people last week
in Oakland. Below: Rachel Saxer, left, embraces friend La Tron at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the fire.

Grim search continues

The challenge of identifying an appropriate target for

future economic and residential growth in Burlingame is
slated for a discussion among residents and city officials.
The talks Tuesday, Dec. 6, are part of the process to update
the citys general plan which sets development guidelines
in Burlingame for the next two decades.
Though the talks have been going on for more than one
year, Planning Manager Kevin Gardiner said the upcoming
issue is one of the most sensitive and charged among residents who care deeply about the future of their community.
This is perhaps one of the most difficult discussions to
have in this plan, said Gardiner.
The primary challenge is striking the right balance
between those in Burlingame interested in preserving the

See GROWTH, Page 16

Sheriff: Dont believe there are more bodies in warehouse fire Residents help shape Redwood
By Paul Elias and Janie Har

Citys future one Post-it at a time


OAKLAND Terry Ewing was among the anxious family

and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he
already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the
three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.
Authorities confirmed the death of Ara Jo as the death toll
rose to 36. Prosecutors also said Monday that murder
charges could result from their investigation into the fire
that broke out during an underground dance party at a building known as the Ghost Ship.
Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern told the
Associated Press he didnt believe there would be additional

See FIRE, Page 20

By Anna Schuessler

Redwood City residents will have the opportunity to pen

their hopes and concerns at two Post-It Parties coming up
this weekend. In doing so, they will shape the continuing
conversation on the citys direction.
Participants will gather at the Fair Oaks Community
Center on Friday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and at the
Redwood Shores Library on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9:30
a.m. to noon, to post their thoughts on poster boards containing three questions: What do you like about Redwood

See POST-IT, Page 18


Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016


Thought for the Day

Do not wait to strike till
the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William Butler Yeats, Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet

This Day in History

Jefferson Davis, the rst and only
president of the Confederate States of
America, died in New Orleans. The
Mark Twain novel A Connecticut
Yankee in King Arthurs Court was
rst published in England under the title A Yankee at the
Court of King Arthur (it was published in the U.S. under its
more familiar name four days later).


In 1 7 9 0 , Congress moved to Philadelphia from New York.

In 1 8 6 5 , the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
abolishing slavery, was ratied as Georgia became the 27th
state to endorse it.
In 1 9 0 7 , the worst mining disaster in U.S. history
occurred as 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion
in Monongah, West Virginia.
In 1 9 1 6 , the musical Her Soldier Boy, featuring the song
Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, opened on
In 1 9 1 7 , some 2,000 people died when an explosivesladen French cargo ship collided with a Norwegian vessel at
the harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, setting off a blast that
devastated the city.
In 1 9 2 2 , the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which established the
Irish Free State, came into force one year to the day after it north of Bangkok.
was signed in London.
In 1 9 3 9 , the Cole Porter musical comedy Du Barry Was a
Lady opened on Broadway.
from our perspective, it kind of brought ahead of the holidays.
In 1 9 4 7 , Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated Deliberations by Texas jury
a bit of comic relief from a very intense
The Jackson Hole News and Guide
by President Harry S. Truman.
trial, Strother said.
reports that Teton County Sheriff Jim
In 1 9 5 7 , Americas rst attempt at putting a satellite into prompts missing person report
Whalen says anonymous donors have
orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose about four feet off a Cape
WACO, Texas One juror in a
Canaveral launch pad before crashing down and exploding. Central Texas robbery trial apparently Cheers greet British veteran,
contributed enough for deputies, officers and troopers to give $50 to $100
forgot to tell her family shed be work- 89, as he starts his new job
ing late deliberating in the case,
LONDON An 89-year-old army vetWhalen said the money could be
prompting relatives to file a missing
eran who made national headlines in given out for almost anything, includperson report.
The juror had been working late Britain with a newspaper ad seeking ing good drivers or people who are simply down on their luck.
Thursday evening with fellow jurors in work has started his new job.
The Cantina Kitchen & Bar in the seathe McLennan County Courthouse and
He said the cash gifts are about
apparently had failed to let her family side town of Paignton in southwestern spreading goodwill.
know about it, the Waco Tribune-Herald England announced on its Facebook
Donations last year helped officials
page that Joe Bartley was starting work run a similar effort.
reported Saturday.
Her family filed a missing person Sunday.
The widower, whose wife died two Deputy dies when personal car
report with Waco police, which sent
two officers to the courthouse to check years ago, placed the ad because he was goes into San Antonio sinkhole
Comedian Steven
on the womans whereabouts and to dying of boredom. He says his buildJudd Apatow is 49.
Wright is 61.
SAN ANTONIO Officials say an
ing has a community area but not a
make sure she was still on jury duty.
secretary Ray
Jurors were still working at 11:45 soul comes in, and when he returns off-duty sheriffs deputy has died and
LaHood is 71.
two other people hurt when two vehip.m. when the officers interrupted their home, theres nobody to talk to.
Comedy performer David Ossman is 80. Actor Patrick deliberations.
The local cafe made him an offer and cles plunged into a water-filled sinkBauchau is 78. Country singer Helen Cornelius is 75. Actor
The officers were told the juror was the Herald Express newspaper posted a hole in San Antonio, Texas.
The Bexar County Sheriffs Office on
James Naughton is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Frankie fine and was inside the jury room with video of Bartley walking in to
Monday identified the victim as 69applause.
Beverly (Maze) is 70. Former Sen. Don Nickles, R-Okla., is other jurors.
Judge Ralph Strother said in his 21
Bartley told the BBC he was over- year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara,
68. Actress JoBeth Williams is 68. Actor Tom Hulce is 63.
Actor Wil Shriner is 63. Actor Kin Shriner is 63. Actor Miles years in the criminal justice system, whelmed by all the attention and was who was a courthouse bailiff.
A crane was used to retrieve her perChapin is 62. Rock musician Rick Buckler (The Jam) is 61. this was the first time someone had looking forward to getting down to the
sonal car from water about 12-feet deep.
filed a missing person report for some- job.
Country singer Bill Lloyd is 61. Singer Tish Hinojosa is 61.
Nishiharas body was inside the vehione on jury duty.
Rock musician Peter Buck (R.E.M.) is 60.
The jurors got absorbed in their delib-

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Senator seeks money for Martins Beach

By Samantha Weigel

Hoping to maintain the momentum to

preserve Californians access to the coast, a
local legislator is again calling on his colleagues at the state Capitol to potentially
support one of governments most controversial maneuvers eminent domain.
State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo,
announced Monday he will seek state funds
to potentially seize an easement at the contended Martins Beach. Hills move came
just a day before the State Lands
Commission was slated to discuss the
stalled negotiations with billionaire property owner Vinod Khosla.
The SLC will hear from the public before
adjourning to a closed session to discuss
whether it should, for the first time in its
78-year history, pursue eminent domain
against a private property owner. But in its
quest to reopen the secluded beach just south
of Half Moon Bay, officials have pointed to
the glaring challenge of not having funds
that could be spent on condemnation.
Its also not clear whether the SLC is
ready to take on the legal battle of eminent
domain, particularly as the property is
already the source of three pending lawsuits
including one filed in federal court by
Khosla, who alleges the state is infringing
upon his private property rights.
Hoping instead for a more amicable
arrangement, the SLC made an undisclosed
offer to buy an easement along a 6.4-acre
portion of the property that stretches from
Highway 1 down to the beach. However,
once Khosla refused, the state land agency
was prohibited from using its existing

Jerry Hill

statewide fund to forcefully reopen Martins

The wealthy property
owner countered the state
should buy the entire
property from him,
which would be a difficult
endeavor for the public
agency with a less than
$7 million statewide

Hill said he would ask his colleagues in
Sacramento to allocate general fund money
to reopen the property if the SLC opts to
proceed with eminent domain a follow-up
to his 2014 law requiring the state to negotiate with Khosla in the first place.
Its important to show that the
Legislature is willing to help fund the effort
to uphold the publics constitutional right
of access to Californias beaches, Hill said
in a press release.
But Hill may be in for another battle. He
faced lobbyists and opposition when he
first proposed the law requiring the SLC to
negotiate. Khosla hired a former coastal
commissioner to argue against Hill in
Sacramento, where his bill only narrowly
passed. Initially, his 2014 proposal
required the use of eminent domain if negotiations failed. But after pushback, Hill
loosened it to simply direct the state agency
to spend at least a year attempting to compromise.
The SLC comprised of Lt. Gov. Gavin
Newsom, State Controller Betty Yee and
state Finance Director Michael Cohen
must now decide whether to proceed.
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only if the SLC opts to acquire public access

through eminent domain and outline a funding allocation once the negotiation price is
disclosed, according to Hill.
Its not yet known how much the narrow
easement will cost as the SLC has not
divulged the value of an appraisal or its
offer. It has, however, questioned Khoslas
assertion that the easement alone might be
worth $30 million.
Khosla, a venture capitalist and cofounder of Sun Microsystems, bought the
89-acre property for $32.5 million in 2008.
Two years later, he closed the gate to the
secluded crescent-shaped property that the
previous owners opened to the public for a
small parking fee. Currently, theres nearly
40 leased homes on the site and its not
clear how often Khosla visits.
He is not expected to give in easily nor
has he been one to shy away from litigation
when it comes to property rights. An attorney representing Khosla has maintained the
case is about governments interference
with private property and that he has offered
to open the beach on days when historic
demand exceeded 10 cars, or to sell the
entire site to the state at fair market value.
But the SLC has maintained buying the
property outright wouldnt adhere to the
intent of Hills bill, nor is it clear how the
state could fund such a purchase.
Hill said he plans to attend Tuesdays
meeting and urged others to speak in favor
of preserving the publics rights to access
the coast.
This is an opportunity for the State
Lands Commission to send a message that
Californias beaches cannot be bought to
foreclose the publics right of access to our
coastline, Hill said.

Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

Police reports
Knock it off
A woman was heard banging on windows and doors because she was locked
out of her room on Veterans Boulevard
in Redwood City before 12:52 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6.

Warrant. A Hayward resident was arrested
on a $7,500 warrant near State Route 92 and
Edgewater Boulevard before 6:35 p. m.
Thursday, Dec. 1.
Hi t-and-run. Someone hit another car after
a road rage incident near Gull Avenue and
Beach Park Boulevard before 8:36 a. m.
Thursday, Dec. 1.
Sho pl i fti ng . Two people attempted to
shoplift on East Hillsdale Boulevard before
6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Sus pended l i cens e. A San Jose resident
was cited for driving with a suspended
license on Foster City Boulevard before
7:36 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Di s turbance. A man was standing in trafc
and trying to stop cars on El Camino Real
before 1:54 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18.
Di s turbance. A man was punched in the
mouth by a security guard on Main Street
before 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.
Di s turbance. Two men attempted to break
into a residence on Taft Street before 11:05
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Reckl es s dri v i ng . A man in a vehicle cut
off another driver and sped through trafc on
Redwood Shores Parkway before 5:23 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10.


Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

Man arrested for

murder of 2-year-old
A 2-year-old girl who died last month in
East Palo Alto, allegedly at the hands of her
mothers boyfriend, suffered blunt force trauma
injuries, according to San
Mateo County District
The incident occurred
on Nov. 27 when emergency crews responded to
Adair Zevallos a report of a toddler who
was in distress and having trouble breathing at an apartment at 320
E. OKeefe St., police said.
The girl was taken to a hospital where she
died a short while later. Her name has not
yet been released.
Because the girls injuries were not immediately apparent and she had no known medical history, investigators treated the death
as suspicious, according to police.
After an autopsy revealed evidence of foul
play, officers identified the alleged culprit
as Adair Jeru Enriquez Zevallos, the live-in
boyfriend of the girls mother. He was
arrested last Tuesday on suspicion of murder,
police said.
Zevallos appeared in San Mateo County
Superior Court Monday for his initial
arraignment, where he was charged with
murder and assault on a child causing death.
He remains in custody with no bail set,
according to Wagstaffe.
Zevallos is set to appear in court again on

Local briefs
Dec. 13, when hes expected to enter a plea,
Wagstaffe said.

Firefighters released from hospital

after battling three-alarm house fire
Two firefighters were released from the
hospital Sunday evening after they suffered
minor injuries earlier in the day while
responding to a three-alarm house fire near
Redwood City.
The fire was first reported at 2:22 p.m. at
651 Vista Drive in the hilly Emerald Lake
area in unincorporated San Mateo County.
The two firefighters were injured during a
possible explosion at the scene. One firefighter suffered minor burns to their face and
another suffered smoke inhalation, Cal Fire
Assistant Chief Mark Steward said.
The injured firefighters were released from
the hospital around 7 p.m., according to
Firefighters were able to bring the blaze
under control at about 5 p.m. The residents
were not home when the fire broke out and
no one else was injured, Steward said.
The three-story, single-family home sustained significant damage. The home was
being remodeled when the fire broke out.
Firefighters havent been able to get
inside the house because the building is
structurally unsafe, according to Steward.
Firefighters were planning to go inside
Monday and an investigation into what
caused the explosion and the fire is ongoing, Steward said.

Therapy pig to bring

holiday cheer to SFO
San Francisco International Airport officials are hoping travelers during this holiday season will be squealing in delight
when they meet a pig that made its debut
Monday as the latest addition to the airports animal therapy program.
LiLou the pig arrived at the airport
Monday morning as part of a program called
the Wag Brigade, which brings in pets certified by the San Francisco Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals with the
goal of providing animal therapy for travelers, airport officials said.
LiLou, a female Juliana breed pig, is the
first known airport therapy pig in the country.
Wag Brigade officials are hoping she will
impress travelers with her signature costumes, painted nails and tricks.
We have more than 300 dog, cat and rabbit volunteer teams, but LiLou is the first
pig in our program, SF SPCA Animal
Assisted Therapy Manager Jennifer Henley
said in a statement. Its wonderful to witness the surprise and delight that LiLou
brings to people during therapy visits.
LiLou is no stranger to winning over
crowds since she also visits several other
facilities throughout San Francisco, including hospitals and senior care facilities, airport officials said.
The Wag Brigade was first launched at the
airport in 2013. Animals belonging to the
program are carefully selected for their temperament and usually wear vests that read,


Pet Me! to encourage interaction with
travelers, according to airport officials.

PG&E urges caution

with space heaters
Heating equipment is the second leading
cause of home fires in the United States, and
almost half of these fires occur between
December and February, Pacific Gas and
Electric officials warned customers.
According to the National Fire Protection
Association, heating equipment accounted
for 56,000 structure fires each year between
2009 and 2013.
We want our customers to be warm this
winter, but most importantly we want them
to be safe, Jake Zigelman, Director of
Local Customer Experience at PG&E, said in
a statement.
Electric heating devices like space heaters
can cause fires if not monitored. Fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves and
water heaters carry a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if they malfunction,
Zigelman said.
Space heater fires most often occur when
heating equipment is too close to flammable objects like furniture, clothing, mattresses or bedding.
PG&E officials recommended that customers place space heaters on level, hard,
nonflammable surfaces instead of rugs or
Officials said that its not safe to put
objects on space heaters or to use them to
dry clothes or shoes, and reminded residents
that space heaters should be turned off when
leaving the room or going to sleep.



California lawmakers take aim to

protect immigrants from Trump
By Jonathan J. Cooper

SACRAMENTO California lawmakers on Monday urged Presidentelect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced
urgent legislation to fund immigration
lawyers and help public defenders protect the states immigrants.
Democratic lawmakers also passed
resolutions in both chambers urging
the incoming administration to uphold
a program for hundreds of thousands of
young immigrants in the country illegally, despite intense protests from
some Republicans.
State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego,
introduced a bill to fund lawyers for
immigrants in deportation proceedings, while Assemblyman Rob Bonta,
D-Alameda, proposed helping public
defenders assess the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
Both measures were marked urgent
and aim to protect immigrants in
California which has more than 10
million foreign-born residents from
Trumps campaign promises of tougher
immigration enforcement.
This is a salvo, if you will, across
the board to make it very clear that
these are the values of California,
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de
Leon, a Democrat from Los Angeles,


Students protest immigration policy in response to the election of Donald Trump

as president in Berkeley.
told reporters.
Democratic lawmakers, who hold
supermajorities in both chambers, proposed the measures following a heated
election year where Trump made border
enforcement a central point of his campaign and had harsh rhetoric for
Mexican immigrants and Muslims.
On the first day of the new legislative
session which is typically reserved
for congratulatory handshakes and
bipartisan photo-ops debate was

heated over Democrats resolutions

urging Trump to continue to issue work
permits to young immigrants brought
to the country as children. More than
740,000 young people are covered by
the program today.
Sen. John Moorlach, a Republican
from Costa Mesa, said he thought it
was the wrong approach for California
to take such an antagonistic tone with
a president who is not even inaugurated

Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broad view of war powers


WASHINGTON After eight years

as a wartime president, Barack Obama
is handing his successor an expansive
interpretation of the commander in
chiefs authority to wage war around
the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to
pass control to Donald Trump.
In his final weeks in office, Obama
has broadened the legal scope of the
war on extremism, the White House

confirmed Monday,
as it acknowledged
for the first that the
administration now
asserts it is legally
justified to take on
the extremist group
The determinaBarack Obama
tion is based on an
expanded application of a 9/11-era use

Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

Local briefs
San Carlos neighbor helps nab prowler
A concerned San Carlos resident helped law enforcement
nab a prowler Monday afternoon and authorities are urging
neighbors to speak up if they see something suspicious.
Mario Callen, a 36-year-old Redwood
City resident, was arrested after being
seen acting suspiciously on the 1500
block of Howard Avenue, according to
the Sheriffs Office.
A concerned neighbor called authorities after allegedly seeing Callen knockMario Callen ing on the front door of a home and looking through several windows of the residence. The neighbor confronted Callen who fled but was
located a few blocks away on Belmont Avenue, according to
the Sheriffs Office.
Callen was arrested for misdemeanor prowling and
booked into county jail on $10,000 bail, according to the
Sheriffs Office.
Officials noted the quick apprehension was a great example of an alert neighbor and if you see something, say
something. Residents are not encouraged to approach a
suspicious person, instead the Sheriffs Office recommends
concerned reporters provide clear descriptions of anything

Around the nation

Amazon Go store is checkout free
NEW YORK Amazon is testing a grocery store model in
Seattle that works without checkout lines.
Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app
when they enter the store, and then sensors register items
that shoppers pick up and automatically charge them to the
Amazon app. If a shopper puts the item back they arent
charged. The store offers ready-to-eat meals, staples like
bread and milk and meal-making kits.
The store is in testing and is open to Amazon employees
on a trial run. It is expected to open to the public in early

of force authorization, a statute Obama

has repeatedly leaned on to justify military operations. That rationale has
raised concerns about how Trump
might use Obamas precedent to justify
other overseas entanglements without consulting Congress.
The White House staunchly defends
Obamas use of military power, arguing in a detailed report Monday that
all operations have been firmly
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Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016


Trumps tariff plan hits a

hurdle: Congressional GOP
By Erica Werner

Weve got to have a level playing

field, that companies in America can
compete on a level playing field across the
world, and right now we do not have one.



A man takes part in a march with veterans against plans to pass the Dakota
Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Trump not saying what hell do

about Dakota Access pipeline

Industry leaders are urging
President-elect Donald Trump to
make approval of the disputed
Dakota Access oil pipeline a top
priority when he takes office next
month, while opponents who
have protested the project for
months are vowing to stay put on
their sprawling North Dakota
encampment despite harsh winter
weather and a tribal leaders call to
The moves come after the Army
declined to issue a permit for the
$3. 8 billion pipeline to cross
under a Missouri River reservoir in
southern North Dakota near the
Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

While the Armys decision doesnt

end the debate over the pipeline,
industry analysts and the chairman
of the Native American tribe thats
led the protests said Monday they
dont expect any developments for
Standing Rock Chairman Dave
Archambault lauded the Armys
decision as taking tremendous
courage, and National Congress
of American Indians President
Brian Cladoosby said it showed
respect for tribal sovereignty.
The Standing Rock tribe
believes the 1,200-mile pipeline
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steep tariffs to punish companies
that move overseas is running
into an obstacle: Congressional
House Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy warned Monday that
such an approach could cause a
trade war. A better way to achieve
the goal of keeping companies in
the U.S. and growing jobs would
be to rewrite the tax code and lower
corporate rates, McCarthy said.
I think thats a better way of
solving the problem than getting
into a trade war with a 35 percent
tariff, the California Republican
told reporters at the Capitol.
Weve got to have a level playing

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

field, that companies in America

can compete on a level playing
field across the world, and right
now we do not have one.
McCarthys comments came in
response to Trumps threat, made
in a series of tweets over the weekend, that he would level taxes on
companies that relocate overseas
and then try to sell their products
back into the U.S. There will be a
tax on our soon to be strong border of 35 percent for these companies, Trump wrote.
Republicans have typically

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just the latest example of Trump
making a statement or coming up
with a plan that flouts GOP orthodoxy.
But Republican leaders are proving reluctant to challenge the
president-elect, and McCarthy
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House Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy, R-Calif., said the $558
million measure would bring more
water to his state for farming and
other uses. He hailed support from
Californias other Democratic senator, Dianne Feinstein, saying the
agreement could not have been
reached without her backing.



Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

No experience needed: Trump

taps Carson for HUD secretary
By Jonathan Lemire


Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to the media as he arrives at the home of hedge fund
billionaire and campaign donor Robert Mercer.

By accident or design, Trump

signals tougher China policy
By Julie Pace and Matthew Pennington

WASHINGTON Whether by accident or

design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward
China, sparking warnings from both the
outgoing Obama administration and
On Monday, White House spokesman
Josh Earnest said progress with the Chinese
could be undermined by a flare-up over the
sovereignty of Taiwan, the self-governing
island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in
1979. That split was part of an agreement
with China, which claims the island as its
own territory, although the U.S. continues
to sell Taiwan billions in military equipment and has other economic ties.
Trump broke protocol last week by speaking with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen,
then took to Twitter to challenge Chinas
trade and military policies.
Its unclear exactly what the strategic
effort is, Earnest said. Ill leave that to
them to explain.
So far, Trumps advisers have struggled to
explain his action, sending mixed messages
about whether the conversation with
Taiwans leader was a step toward a new policy or simply a congratulatory call.
Incoming White House chief of staff Reince
Priebus said Trump knew exactly what was
happening when he spoke with Tsai, but

Vice President-elect Mike Pence described

the interaction as nothing more than taking a courtesy call of congratulations.
Trump has pledged to be more unpredictable on the world stage, billing the
approach as a much-needed change from
President Barack Obamas deliberative style
and public forecasting about U.S. policy.
But Trumps unpredictability is likely to
unnerve both allies and adversaries, leaving
glaring questions about whether the foreign
policy novice is carrying out planned
strategies or acting on impulse.
Chinas authoritarian government likes
predictability in its dealings with other
nations, particularly the United States. The
U.S. and China are the worlds two largest
economies with bilateral trade in goods and
services reaching nearly $660 billion last
While there have been sharp differences
between Beijing and Washington on
Chinas island building in the South China
Sea and over alleged Chinese cybertheft of
U.S. commercial secrets, the two powers
have cooperated effectively on climate
change and the Iran nuclear deal.
Taiwan split from the Chinese mainland
in 1949. American policy acknowledges the
Chinese view that it has sovereignty over
Taiwan, yet the U.S. considers Taiwans status as unsettled. The U.S. is Taiwans main
source of weapons, with $14 billion in
approved arms sales since 2009.

NEW YORK Donald Trump chose retired

neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be
secretary of the Department of Housing and
Urban Development, raising fresh concerns
about the lack of experience some of
Trumps Cabinet picks have with agencies
theyre now being chosen to lead.
Carson, who opposed Trump in the
Republican primaries, has no background in
government or running a large bureaucracy.
In addition, South Carolina Gov. Nikki
Haley, Trumps choice to be ambassador to
the United Nations, has no foreign policy
experience. Steve Mnuchin, a former
Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood
executive, is Trumps man to lead the
Treasury Department but has never worked
in government. And retired Gen. James
Mattis, a widely praised battlefield commander, spent decades in the Marines but
now is tapped to run the nations largest
Department, with 740,000 civilian employees in addition to 1.3 million service personnel.
Democrats swiftly criticized Carsons

Focus of recount effort shifts

to Michigan, Pennsylvania
MADISON, Wis. Presidential candidate
Jill Steins fight to force ballot recounts in
three states
focused Monday
Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was
seeking an emergency federal court order for
a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a
hand recount began on the orders of a federal judge.
President-elect Donald Trump narrowly
defeated Democratic candidate Hillary
Clinton in both states and Wisconsin,

qualifications for his job.

House Democratic leader
Nancy Pelosi called him a
disconcerting and disturbingly
choice. And New York
Sen. Charles Schumer
said he had serious concerns about Dr. Carsons
lack of expertise and
Ben Carson
experience in dealing
with housing issues. Someone who is as
anti-government as him is a strange fit for
housing secretary, to say the least.
Carson would oversee a budget of nearly
$50 billion that provides rental assistance
for more than 5 million households.
Demand for that assistance is high in part
because housing costs are rising faster than
incomes. HUD also promotes home ownership
Administration underwriting about 1 in 6
mortgages issued in the U.S. The agency is
charged with enforcing federal fair housing
laws, too.
In a statement, Trump said he was thrilled
to nominate Carson, describing his brilliant mind and his passion about
strengthening communities and families
within those communities.

Around the nation

which started its recount last week. The
recounts were not expected to change
enough votes to overturn the result of the
Stein, who received about 1 percent of the
vote in all three states, says her intent is to
verify the accuracy of the vote. She has suggested, with no evidence, that votes cast
were susceptible to computer hacking.
Let every vote count, Stein said Monday
outside Trump Tower in New York Thats
what makes America great.

Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016



European Union populists: Is

the genie out of the bottle?
By Raf Casert

THE HAGUE, Netherland Another crisis

looms in an already shook-up European
Union. Italian voters rocked Europes boat
more this weekend than Austrian voters were
able to steady it. With its shaky banks and
massive economy, Italy is now in the throes
of energized populists who are no friends of
EU leaders in Brussels.
And the storm isnt over yet: Europes
unity and common currency face growing
uncertainty in a raft of upcoming elections,
notably in the Netherlands and France, where
the far-right looms large. And like Italy, both
are founding nations that were at the cradle of
the EU in the 1950s.
Europe in 2017, we all know, will be a disaster, said Giovanni Orsina, a political scientist at the Luiss University in Rome. We
have to expect European paralysis.
Unless EU juggernauts like France and
Germany find ways to turn the tide, it could
leave the defeat of the extremist right wing in
Austrias presidential election on Sunday as a
mere blip on an increasingly muddled screen.
What counts is that the anti-establishment
wave that swept over Britain and then the
United States won another victory Sunday
that could further shake the foundation of the
European Union. Italians rejected constitutional reforms championed by Prime Minister
Matteo Renzi, who had boldly staked his
political future on winning the referendum. To
rub it in, Renzi offered his resignation
against the backdrop of the starry EU flag.
Inside this vote, there is a vote of frustration, discontent punishment, Orsina said
of the unexpectedly large margin of defeat
60 percent from a robust turnout of nearly

70 percent of the electorate.

That was music to the ears of far-right populists like Geert Wilders and his Party for
Freedom in the Netherlands, and Marine Le
Pen and her National Front in France.
Congratulations Italia, Wilders tweeted
early Monday after Renzis defeat at the hands
of Italys anti-establishment 5-Star
Movement and anti-immigrant Northern
When the Dutch go to the polls in March,
Wilders could well be next to ride the mood of
discontent that has trampled the status quo
since the June 23 referendum in Britain
stunned all powers-that-be and forced Britain
to seek an exit from the EU.
The Netherlands has already had two referendums seen as punishing Europe the
country rejected the EUs proposed constitution a dozen years ago and earlier this year
voters rejected a free-trade pact between the
EU and Ukraine a vote that was widely seen
as a rebuke of the blocs policies. Wilders
called that outcome a vote of no confidence
by the people against the elite from
In May, anti-EU Le Pen could well have a
shot at victory in the French presidential
election an outcome which, in this topsyturvy election season, would not be considered as stunning as Donald Trumps win in the
United States. The impact on the frazzled bloc
would be devastating.
Le Pen is already relishing the challenge
and happily watched Sundays implosion of
Italys political establishment.
This Italian No, after the Greek referendum, after Brexit, adds a new populace to the
list of those who want to turn their backs on
absurd European policies that plunge the continent into misery, Le Pen exulted.


Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat
in a referendum over constitutional reform, tipping the euro zones third-largest economy
into political turmoil.

Renzi told to stay put a bit

more; foes press for vote
By Frances DEmilio

ROME Calls mounted rapidly Monday

from populist and other opposition leaders
for quick elections in Italy, seeking to capitalize on Premier Matteo Renzis humiliating defeat in a referendum on governmentchampioned reforms.
The president, though, told Renzi to stay
in office a bit longer until a critical budget
law is passed. Some officials say Parliament
could pass that law as soon as the end of the
With the referendum vote, the Italians
have expressed a clear political signal
the desire to go as soon as possible to elections, wrote Vito Crimi and Danilo
Toninelli, two of the top leaders of the populist, anti-euro, 5-Star Movement in a piece
accompanying the blog of Movement
founder, comic Beppe Grillo.

Barely an hour after the referendum was

resoundingly rejected Sunday by voters,
Renzi announced he would keep his promise
to quit if the measures fail to win popular
With the defeat plunging Europes fourthlargest economy into political and economic uncertainty, and financial markets seeking reassurances,
President Sergio
Mattarella asked Renzi to hold off on leaving until the budget legislation is passed.
Renzi called on Mattarella at the Quirinal
Palace Monday evening and told the head of
state it was not possible to continue in his
post, after putting the fate of his nearly 3year-old center-left government on the line
in the referendum vote and losing, a palace
statement said.
But, in a decision widely expected,
Mattarella told Renzi to delay his resignation until that task (of the budget law) is



Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

Letters to the editor

Liberal Democrats
dont live in bubbles
In reference to the letter by Mike
Brown (Self-absorbed liberal
Democrats) published in the Daily
Journal Dec. 2, quoting Mr. Brown,
Liberal Democrats live in selfabsorbed, arrogant and pompous bubbles.
As a blue collar worker, I voted for
Hillary Clinton, which, according to
Mike Brown, makes me part of the
arrogant and pompous liberal crowd,
as though Im part of a large monolithic block.
Reading Mr. Browns comments, it
seemed he couldnt nd enough vitriol
adjectives to heap on anyone associated with the Democratic party. I almost
got the impression he was talking
about vermin instead of human beings.
I feel a mood of intolerance has
descended upon our country. There used
to be a time when people listened and
had dialogue about various political
topics not anymore.
Now its about hostile name calling
and demonizing a segment of the
American public because they dont
share your political point of view. Mr.
Browns letter is a good example of

Art Gonzalez
San Bruno

Moral fiber of America

I always felt that Americans, or at
least the majority of Americans, had a
strong moral ber that bonded us
together deep down, we all knew
right from wrong, good from bad,
legal from illegal and logical from
illogical. In the 2000 presidential
elections, when the Republicans
cheated, stole the election because of
hanging chads and ended up electing
the worst president and vice president
in the history of America, that moral
ber, in the form of a thick rubber
band, was stretched to almost its limits. But, I had faith in America and my
fellow Americans that we would, as a
whole, persevere and survive. We are
still recovering from the consequences
of Bushs eight years in ofce.
Then, when Barack Obama ran for
president in 2008, I saw on TV the
images of people hanging black painted dummies from trees, as a form of
racism, against Obama. The moral
ber of America was pulled to its
breaking point. I knew right then, that
America was full of racism, bigotry
and ignorance. The biggest group of
racists in our country turned out not to
be the KKK, but rather, the
Republican-controlled Congress.
Now, here we are in the 2016 elec-

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tions, and America just elected the

biggest racist, bigot and pathological
liar in American political history
the moral ber of America just
snapped. I learned from this election
that racism, bigotry and ignorance, are
alive and well in large parts of
America. America went from Bedford
Falls in the Jimmy Stewart classic
movie Its a Wonderful Life to
Pottersville in one night. Maybe,
America was always divided between
Bedford Falls and Pottersville all
along, and I didnt want to believe it.
But, now I do. So, good luck

Michael Oberg
San Mateo

What does make Trump racist?

I read the letter The KKKs support
doesnt make Trump racist by Howard
Welch in the Nov. 29 edition of the
Daily Journal. True, being endorsed by
the KKK does not make you a racist or
bigot, any more than being endorsed
by white supremacists, white nationalists or any other hate group does. Its
how you comport yourself, how you
speak, your beliefs and your actions
that dene you.From the rst day
Donald J. Trump announced his run for
the job of president of the United
States, he has shown the world and the
American people exactly who he is
and what he believes. He has spoken
about his opinion of Mexicans,
African-Americans, women, Muslims,
the media, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and
his perceived opponents.Its those
actions, words and beliefs, spoken out
in interviews and acted on over his
adult life, that make president-elect
Donald J. Trump a racist, bigot and

J.D. Rhoads
San Mateo

Trump has already

condemned the KKK
Reader Guy M. Guerreros letter
(Trumps KKK endorsement) in the
Nov. 22, 2016 edition of the Daily
Journal said he will not accept Donald
Trump as president until he disowns
and condemns KKK Wizard David
The fact is, Donald Trump has condemnedDuke, not once, butseveral
times. But where is your readers moral
outrage toward Hillary Clinton,
whocalled KKK recruiter, U.S. Sen.
Robert Byrd,her friend and mentor?
And she never took that back.
All this strikes me as thetypical,

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misinformed,hypocritical, double
standard, in the bubblemindsetof
the left. No wonderAmericans voted
Trump their president.

Scott Abramson
San Mateo

America great again

It seems thatthis election is to
Make America Great Again. Since
there wasnt a reference to when
America was great, we can only
assume the 1950s.
I guess that meanswecan look forward to no minimum wage, no overtime, no 40-hour work week, no
health insurance, no Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), thus no
clean water, no clean air and the list
could go on.
What this election really shows is
that we need only two months for campaigning. Start the election cycle after
Labor Day and run until the November
Election Day. We need to have ve
non-mainstream reporters interrogate
the candidates three times so that we
get know who and what we are voting
for. It will be an interesting four years.

Bob Krainz

Refuting Self-absorbed
liberal Democrats
In counterpoint to Mike Browns
letter (in the Friday, Dec. 2, edition of
The Daily Journal) entitled Selfabsorbed liberal Democrats, he is
entitled to his opinions, but certainly
not his facts.
His rst declaration was Presidentelect Trump won in a landslide. Logic
would dictate a loss of the popular
vote by 2.5 million (and rising) is not
a landslide, much less a mandate.
His second factual pronouncement,
citing the Economist, that 80 percent
of America is Republican, cannot be
defended by any reasonable measurement of our equally divided America
where the Republican portion is likely
closer to 45 percent.
Mr. Browns diatribe of all liberals
living in a bubble is absurd on its
face. No self-respecting liberal would
describe all conservatives as living in
a bubble simply because they are in
opposition. Finally, he says, How
you lose shows your character, or lack
thereof. One could rightly ascribe the
same barometer as to how you win.

Rel Kempf
San Mateo

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Heaven on Earth

oes life end the day we die? It is the single greatest question mankind has confronted since the
dawn of its inception more than 200,000 years
ago. Within this one question lies two potential answers
that fundamentally shape our perspectives and understanding of life itself.
I rst confronted this difcult question at the age of 10
when I lost my beloved grandmother to a hard-fought battle with cancer. The pastor conducting her eulogy spoke
with a contagious passion and jubilation, proclaiming
with certainty the existence of a heavenly place far
beyond our physical realm.
Reading from the book of
Revelations, he declared that in
this heavenly realm, the mortal
curses plaguing you and me
albeit sorrow, mourning, pain,
fear, anxiety and sickness
would completely cease to be.
Our fears, he proclaimed, would
be replaced by an unspeakable
love; our anxiety replaced with
a peace surpassing all understanding; and our tears
exchanged for eternal joy. For
Jonathan Madison
many years, this was the only
denition of heaven for which I found comfort in adopting a realm that can only be veried after we take our
nal exhale. A heaven without proof.
With maturity, I found a passage in the book of
Matthew that completely changed my understanding. In
Jesus Sermon on the Mount, he teaches his followers to
pray by urging Gods Kingdom to be experienced on
Earth as it is in heaven. Upon reading this passage, I
wrestled with how we, mere mortals, could experience
heaven on Earth.
After conducting research, I learned that the term heaven is derived from the ancient word heofon, which is
interpreted to mean an all encompassing state of joy
wholly independent of material and mundane rewards or
concerns. In essence, heaven means to be in a state of
perfect love. It is the all empowering manifestation of a
climatic and jubilant experience for which no words can
describe. This state is more than the trillions of atoms
composing our human bodies. More than the billions of
neurons making possible our brain activity. It is the
intangible love that brings us to an emotional state of
peace and solicitude for all life.
Love itself is evidence of heaven manifested here on
Earth. If you want proof of heaven, look no further than
the joy you have experienced from one who deeply loves
you. Look no further than the love you have shared
toward beloved friends and family members, and the care
with which you place toward others. Look no further than
the indescribable love a mother has for her child.
Consider the forgiveness we are given in life when we
least deserve it. Think of the helpful hand we are given
by those who are not obligated to do so. Consider the joy
in witnessing the miracle of a childs birth the glamour in the toddlers eyes as they wince open for the rst
time. The intimate embrace of your beloved partner or
spouse during the exchange of sacred vows. The inexplicable rejoice in witnessing your childs rst step.
Taking it one step further, consider the heavenly experiences we take for granted daily. Take the miracle of your
life. Consider the fact that you woke up this morning
when about 90,000 others in our nation were not as fortunate. Consider that as we speak, your heart continues to
supply blood to thousands of vessels in your body,
pumping 115,000 beats per day without ceasing.
Finally, there is the heaven you and I personally bring
here on Earth our dreams, visions and purpose. Jesus
explained in Matthew 5:14 that in spite of the aws
intrinsic to our humanity, that each of us possess an everlasting light a piece of heaven, if you will. This passage demonstrates that, despite our inevitable shortcomings that come with being human, each and every one of
us possesses a ame in the darkness of our ever-changing
world. With that light, we have the power to manifest
heaven on Earth toward one another in this lifetime.
I do not naively suggest that heaven is the only experience we have on Earth. In what appears to be one of the
darkest of times in our nations history, it is often difcult to nd a light with which to rejoice.
Nevertheless, I truly believe that heaven lives within
each and everyone of us. And, if we are willing to share
it, we can experience heaven on Earth daily. This is what
Jesus meant when he urged that heaven be experienced on
Earth that each of us would do our best to share our
gifts, visions and purposes to uplift and love one another. This, I would say, is proof of heaven on Earth.
A nativ e of Pacifica, Jonathan Madison work ed as professional policy staff for the U.S. House of Representativ es,
Committee on Financial Serv ices, for two y ears. Jonathan
is an attorney at law at the Law Offices of Mark Watson. He
can be reached v ia email at jonathanemadison@gmail.com.



Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016


Bank stocks help Dow to another record

By Marley Jay



NEW YORK U.S. stocks

resumed their climb Monday as
investors bought stocks that stand
to benefit from economic growth,
like banks, as well as technology
companies, which have been
mostly left out of a post-election
rally. The Dow Jones industrial set
another record high.
Energy companies rose as the
price of oil reached its highest
level since July 2015. Small-company stocks continued to outpace
the rest of the market. Technology
companies have fallen since the
election as big names like
Facebook and Alphabet have lost
ground. But that changed Monday.
Samantha Azzarello, global market strategist for JPMorgan Asset
Management, said investors have
been steadily moving money away
from safe-play stocks over the
past year and favoring companies
that stand to do the best when economic growth picks up steam, as it
did in the third quarter. Azzarello
said investors expect that trend to
Weve had 2 to 2.5 percent
growth in the U.S. and we expect
that to pop even higher if we get
fiscal stimulus, she said.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45.82 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,216.24. Earlier it went
as high as 19,274. The Standard &
Poors 500 index climbed 12.76
points, or 0.6 percent, to
2,204.71. The Nasdaq composite
added 53.24 points, or 1 percent,
to 5,308.89.




Stocks of small and mid-sized

companies rose sharply. The
Russell 2000 index jumped 23.53
points, or 1.8 percent, to
1,337.79. Thanks to a big rally in
November, the Russell is up 18
percent this year, more than twice
as much as the S&P 500, which
tracks large U.S. companies.
Smaller companies, which are
more domestically focused than
large multinationals, could stand
to benefit more than larger ones
from a pickup in U.S. growth.
Banks resumed their post-election rally and are trading at their
highest levels since early 2008.
Goldman Sachs gained $5.19, or
2.3 percent, to $228.55, a nineyear high. While stocks traded
lower overall last week, banks are
on a four-week winning streak
since the election.
Microsoft added 97 cents, or 1.6
percent, to $60.22 customer-management software developer

Salesforce.com climbed $3.43, or

3.5 percent, to $70.80. Tech
stocks are down about 1 percent
since the election as investors
have wondered about the effects of
President-elect Donald Trumps
potential trade policies. The
stocks had also reached all-time
highs earlier this year.
Oil prices rose for the fourth day
in a row. The price of oil has surged
since OPEC countries finalized a
deal that will trim oil production
starting in January. Benchmark
U.S. oil rose 11 cents to $51.79
per barrel in New York. Brent
crude, used to price international
oils, gained 48 cents to $54.94 a
barrel in London.
That sent energy companies
higher. Valero Energy gained
$3.06, or 5 percent, to $64.52 and
ConocoPhillips picked up 76
cents, or 1.6 percent, to $48.88.
Consumer-focused companies
also did better than the rest of the

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market. Amazon jumped $19.02,

or 2.6 percent, to $759.36. On
Monday the online retail giant
said it is testing a grocery store
model that works without checkout
Health care stocks took the
biggest losses. Health insurer
UnitedHealth, a Dow component
that has soared since the election,
shed $3.10, or 1.9 percent, to
$157.63 and drugmaker Merck fell
88 cents, or 1.4 percent, to
U.S. government bond prices
recovered from a sharp drop earlier
in the day and finished just a bit
lower. The yield on the benchmark
10-year Treasury note edged up to
2.40 percent from 2.39 percent
late Friday.
Italian voters rejected proposed
changes to the nations constitution on Sunday, causing political
and economic uncertainty for
Europes fourth-largest economy.

Premier Matteo Renzi said he

would resign. UniCredit, the
biggest bank in Italy, lost 3 percent in Milan. Monte dei Paschi di
Siena, the countrys third-biggest
lender, slumped 4 percent. The
bank failed a stress test this year
and has been in negotiations with
investors to raise money to shore
up its financial position.
Italian stocks didnt move much
overall, and the FTSE MIB index
slipped 0.2 percent.
Azzarello of JPMorgan said
thats because investors are getting used to political surprises.
After Brexit and after the U.S.
election, markets are now braced
for expecting the most extreme
outcome when it comes to politics, she said.
Other major European indexes
finished higher. Germanys DAX
added 1.6 percent and Frances
CAC-40 gained 1 percent. In
London the FTSE 100 advanced
0.2 percent. Asian stocks mostly
fell. Tokyos Nikkei 225 retreated
0.8 percent. The Hang Seng in
Hong Kong lost 0.3 percent.
Also on Sunday, the Army Corps
of Engineers denied a permit for
the Dakota Access oil pipeline in
North Dakota. The Standing Rock
Sioux tribe and its supporters say
the proposed route for the pipeline
threatens the tribes water source
and cultural sites. Its the last
major piece of construction on the
$3.8 billion pipeline. The companies involved in the pipeline criticized the decision and its not clear
if the Trump administration will
try to overturn the decision after
Trump takes power in January.

U.S. services firms grow at fastest pace since October 2015

By Paul Wiseman

WASHINGTON U.S. services

companies expanded last month
at their fastest pace in more than
a year, an encouraging sign for
the economy.
The Institute for Supply
Management, a trade organization of purchasing managers,

said Monday that its services

index reached 57.2 in November,
up from 54.8 in October and the
highest level since it hit 58.3 in
October 2015. Anything above
50 signals growth.
The services industry has now
grown for 82 straight months.
Fourteen services industries
reported growth last month; only
two contracted. The ISM says

services companies reported that

production, hiring and new
export orders all grew faster than
they did in October.
The continued gain in the ISMs
index points to possible economic gains ahead because services
companies represent a significant chunk of the U.S. economy,
accounting for over 70 percent of
nonfarm U.S. jobs.

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Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

Klay becomes first Warrior in over 40 years to score 60

By Janie McCauley

OAKLAND Klay Thompson had an

NBA season-high and career-best 60 points
for the highest-scoring performance by a
Golden State player in more than 42 years,
and the Warriors whipped the Indiana Pacers
142-106 on Monday night.

Warriors 142, Pacers 106

Thompson raised his arms to encourage
more of those steady KLAY! KLAY!
KLAY! chants then let it fly again and
again. He had 60 through three and called it
a night, sitting down with 1:22 left in the
period as fans jumped to their feet for an
extended standing ovation.

He scored 40 by halftime in just 18-plus

Thompson joined Hall of Famers Wilt
Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Joe Fulks as
the only Warriors to score 60 points. Barry
was the last to do so, going off for 64 on
March 26, 1974, against Portland.

Thompson shot 21 for 33 and 8 of 14 on

3-pointers 15 of 22 with five 3s in the
first two quarters and converted 10 of 11
free throws in 29 minutes. When he
knocked down a baseline 3 midway through
the second quarter right in front of a resting
Curry on the bench, the shot sent the MVP

See WARRIORS, Page 14

Atherton: City
of champions

Athletes of the Week

Ive realized that, Houghton said. Not having practice after school, that was a shock. It
was weird for all of us. It was like we dont
know what to do with our time.
Menlo-Atherton senior Jacqueline DiSanto
still hasnt had to contend with that feeling.
While her Lady Bears lost in the CIF Division
I state volleyball championship, they still
made program history by advancing to the
state title match for the second consecutive

oy, the athletic programs at the

three high schools in the town
of Atherton have been an example of the rich getting richer.
OK, pardon the pun, but the triumvirate
of Menlo-Atherton, Menlo School and
Sacred Heart Prep have certainly put on a
show of athletic dominance this fall. In
the six fall sports in which the three
schools compete, they have combined for
one state title, two Northern California
championships, three Central Coast
Section titles and 11 league crowns.
There are also three CCS runner-up nishes: the Menlo and M-A boys water
polo teams, as well
as the Menlo football team.
The Menlo
School girls volleyball team
accounts for the
lone state title
thus far sweeping Point LomaSan Diego in the
Division IV championship game
Saturday morning.
The M-A football team, which won the
CCS Open Division I title two Fridays
ago, is still in the hunt for both a Nor
Cal and state title. The Bears will take a
step toward both of those Friday night in
a Nor Cal regional bowl game. The winner will get a spot in the state bowl
championship series.
M-A volleyball came up short for the
second year in a row in trying to win a
state title. Theyll just have to be satised with an undefeated run in the
Peninsula Athletic League and a Northern
California Division I title. Ho hum.
The schools water polo teams proved
that there may not be more talent in a
smaller area than Atherton. The Menlo
School and SHP boys teams each won
their regular-season titles and doubled
down with league tournament titles as
well. To the surprise of no one, both
schools met in the CCS Division II nals,
with the Gators beating the Knights again
for a sixth-straight CCS crown. The M-A
boys, which nished second in the PAL
Bay, also nished second in the CCS

See AOTW, Page 12

See LOUNGE, Page 15


Menlo senior Jessica Houghton, left, and Menlo-Atherton senior Jacqueline DiSanto closed their respective high school careers in style over
the weekend as their teams each took to the state-championship stage at the CIF state volleyball finals at Santiago Canyon College.

An apropos swan song

By Terry Bernal

Its always a surreal feeling for a senior athlete, the first day back to school following
the end of a sports season that feeling
when theres no more practices to attend, no
more games to be played.
That feeling, no matter what a team has
accomplished even when those accomplishments tend towards the historic is
ultimately tinged with melancholy.

Menlo School senior Jessica Houghton and

her Lady Knights wrapped up their season
Saturday by capturing the CIF Division IV
state volleyball championship at Oranges
Santiago Canyon College, the first in program
history. The wild postgame celebration and
ensuing party at Disneyland later that evening
was a heck of way for the fourth-year varsity
senior to say goodbye to an illustrious career.
Then Monday after school that surreal feeling hit Houghton.
I think [Monday] was really the first time

Giants invest in closer Melancon

By Janie McCauley

SAN FRANCISCO The San Francisco

Giants landed the top-tier closer they have
been seeking for months, agreeing to a $62
million, four-year contract with right-hander Mark Melancon on Monday.
Its the richest contract ever for a closer,
topping Jonathan Papelbons $50 million,
CHARLES LECLAIRE/USA TODAY SPORTS four-year deal with the Phillies from 2012Mark Melancon saved 81 games over the past two 15 and Mariano Riveras $15 million annual value total in 2011-12 by the Yankees.
seasons, including an MLB-best 51 in 2015.

Really excited to have Mark, manager

Bruce Bochy said in a text message. Got to
know him on a trip to Taiwan in 2011. Fills
an important need for us. Great to get one of
the premier closers in the game.
Pending a physical, the pitcher receives a
$20 million signing bonus, $8 million of
which is deferred, then salaries of $4 million for 2017, $10 million in 18 and $14
million in each of the 19 and 2020 seasons. He has a full no-trade clause and the
chance to opt out after the first two years.
Melancon has saved at least 30 games in

each of the past three seasons, recording a

majors-best 51 in 2015. He went 47 for 51
in save opportunities in 75 relief appearances last season with Pittsburgh and
Washington, tied for second-most saves in
baseball with Baltimores Zach Britton and
Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers behind the
Mets Jeurys Familia with 51.
After San Francisco tried to acquire
Aroldis Chapman at the trade deadline and
missed out to the Cubs, finding a reliable

See CLOSER, Page 14


Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016



Honor roll

Sarah Gayer was San Mateo Countys best

performer at the Footlocker XC West Regional.

arah Gay er, Mi l l s g i rl s cro s s

co untry. The Mills senior turned in
the best performance of any San
Mateo County runner at the 2016
Footlocker West Regional Saturday at the
Mt. Sac Cross Country Course in Walnut.
Gayer placed 104th in the main-event race
for seeded girls spanning eight states,
recording a time of 20 minutes, 11.4 seconds. In the senior girls race, Carlmonts
Catherine DeVito took 60th place with a
time of 22:29.6. In the freshman girls race,

Continued from page 11
year. And most of her teammates also got to
revel in a Saturday at Disneyland but not
After battling illness in the week leading up
to the championship match, DiSanto returned
home from Orange immediately following
Fridays loss. She stayed home sick from
school Monday and with the start of club
volleyball season just a week away was
able to maintain a volleyball-centric perspective.
Obviously Im still disappointed just
because I dont think any of us played our best
game, DiSanto said. Now Im just looking
towards our club season.
Win or lose, Houghton and DiSanto were
the driving forces of their respective teams
that resulted in each Menlo and M-A playing
on California high school volleyballs grandest stage. And for that reason, they have been
named Daily Journal Athletes of the Week.

Menlo Schools Kyra Pretre took 33rd place

with a time of 21:24.4.
Jake Lang e, Nuev a Scho o l bo y s
cro s s co untry. The Central Coast Section
Division V champion took 105th place at
the 2016 Footlocker West Regional
Saturday at the Mt. Sac Cross Country
Course, tabbing a time of 17:01.9.
Sel i na Xu, Menl o Scho o l v o l l ey bal l . There were heroes aplenty in Menlos
CIF Division IV state volleyball championship victory Saturday over Point LomaSan Diego. Xu was the Knights most allaround standout. The sophomore scored a
triple-double while sharing the match-high
of 12 kills with teammate Ashley Dreyer,
totaling a .444 hitting percentage in the
process. She also recorded 10 digs and 19
Me g an
Dun c an s o n ,
Cry s t al
Spri ng s g i rl s s o ccer. The senior striker
is off to a hot start for the Gryphons, finding the back of the net three times in
Crystal Springs 3-0 start to the season. She
scored twice in a 2-1, season-opening win
over Capuchino. Saturday, she scored once
in a 2-0 win over Monta Vista-Cupertino.
Greer Ho y em, M-A g i rl s bas ketbal l . The junior center opened the season
with a bang. Playing against some of the
stiffest competition in Northern California
at the Cardinal Newman tournament, Hoyem
opened with 21 points in a 69-53 loss to
nationally-ranked St. Mary's-Stockton,
went for 24 in a 62-54 over North Coast

Section power Berkeley and poured in 28

points in a 76-56 victory over St. Mary'sBerkeley. Hoyems performance earned her
all-tournament honors.
Sav annah Frei tas , Hal f Mo o n Bay
g i rl s s o ccer. The Lady Cougars overcame
a three-goal deficit to earn a tie against
Harker last Thursday. All of Half Moon
Bays goals came in the second half, with
senior team captain Savannah Freitas leading the way with two scores. Freshman
Rachel Rodrigues also scored a goal, the
first of her varsity career.
El l i e Rembert, Hal f Mo o n Bay g i rl s
wres tl i ng . Half Moon Bay claimed fourth
place with 107 total points at the Peninsula
Wrestling Tournament last Friday, the best
finish at the annual tourney in program history. Rembert was the teams best individual
wrestler, earning gold with a first-place finish in the 101-pound division. HMB also
saw Morgan Sparks take second place in
235s and Michaela McGee take third in 126s.
Bri ttney Cedeno , So uth Ci ty g i rl s
bas ketbal l . The Lady Warriors won their
second straight to open the season, handling Balboa-SF 50-20. While center
Nevaeh Miller recorded a double-double
with 10 points and 21 rebounds, Cedeno
carried South City both sides of the ball as
the junior totaled 15 points, seven assists
and six steals.
Sean Orr, Wes tmo o r bo y s bas ketbal l . With the Rams off to a 2-0 start, Orr
is off to a sensational start. The senior team

Houghtons road back to state finals

The long road back to the state championship was no easy one for Menlo though.
Entering into this Houghtons senior season,
she was the only player remaining from that
2013 squad. Add to the mix former head coach
Steve Cavella departing and new coach Marco
Paglialunga taking over, the Knights didnt
know what outcome to expect, even as West
Bay Athletic League play started.
But a crazy thing happened in the first round
of WBAL Foothill Division play. With league
newcomer Notre Dame-Belmont the 2015
CIF Division IV state champs transferring
from the West Catholic Athletic League, the
Knights had their work cut out for them to
remain in power coming off four straight
league titles.
While Notre Dame ultimately ran the table
in league to win the Foothill crown, Menlo
not only finished in a second-place tie with
Sacred Heart Prep, the Knights were the only
team to take Notre Dame to five sets in an allout brawl on the first league meeting between
the two Sept. 22.
I definitely think our first game against
Notre Dame was when we saw our potential and
saw how good we can be when we play really
good competition, Houghton said. So, thats
when we first realized what we could do.

As a freshman in 2013, Houghton was the

baby of a varsity squad that advanced to the
first state title match in program history.
While the Knights ultimately lost out on that
state championship, it was a special year for
Houghton, who went into the season thinking
she had no chance to make the varsity team.
Since then, Houghton has transitioned from
defensive specialist, to a six-rotation outside
hitter, then returned to the back row fulltime
this season as a libero. She certainly found her
niche there. She went on to rank seventh in the
Central Coast Section and 15th among
statewide Division IV programs with 449 digs.
Following Houghtons sophomore season,
prior to her donning the liberos jersey fulltime for Menlo, she got the opportunity to
anchor the position for her 16-and-under club
team at Vision. She actually played with
DiSanto that season. And with both serving
predominantly as back-row players, DiSanto
took note of a lot of Houghtons cat-like
defensive instincts.
Watching her play libero, I think I learned
a lot from her because she has a lot of energy,
DiSanto said. So I think I learned a lot from
her that year.

Paulie Ferrari made his varsity debut one to

remember with 25 points against Monta Vista.
captain recorded his second double-double
of the season in a 53-39 win over Soquel,
totaling 22 points and 13 rebounds. He also
nabbed six steals and three blocks.
Paul i e Ferrari , Burl i ng ame bo y s
bas ketbal l . The senior shooting guard,
who sat out last season recovering from
elbow surgery, had quite the varsity debut.
During the Panthers 59-50 season-opening
win over Monta Vista-Cupertino, Ferrari
drained seven 3-pointers on his way to a 25point night.

DiSantos unique stature for OH

With Houghton standing 5-8, she actually
has two inches on the 5-6 DiSanto. Despite
her stature though, DiSanto proved one of the
best outside hitters in the CCS over the past
two seasons. This year she ranked sixth in
the CCS in total kills and earned her second
consecutive Peninsula Athletic League Bay
Division Most Valuable Player nod.
Many, including Houghton, are mystified
by DiSantos ups and power-packed hitting
Shes so talented, I dont understand it,
Houghton said. Especially playing outside
for M-A, shes got a ton better too.
When DiSanto arrived at M-A, she was
uncertain shed even be able to compete at
the high school level. And playing outside hitter, let alone shining at the position, didnt seem realistic.
Now the senior is committed to play as a
defensive specialist at University of Michigan.
But dont be surprised if she ends up playing
more DS than libero, as it would allow her to
show off the occasional back-row swing.
In terms of volleyball, I totally admire
here, Houghton said. Shes so talented in
so many different aspects.

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Raiders prepare for showdown vs. Chiefs Villanova
return to No. 1
By Josh Dubow


ALAMEDA The Oakland Raiders will

have little time to prepare for their biggest
game in 14 years.
The Raiders (10-2) didnt get much of a
chance to savor their sixth straight victory
before turning their attention Monday to an
AFC West showdown
against the Chiefs (9-3)
on Thursday night in
Kansas City.
Instead of taking their
usual Monday off for the
players, the Raiders were
back on the practice field
preparing for a rematch
Jack Del Rio with the Chiefs that will
play a big part in determining which team wins the division.
Were going to be excited to play,
coach Jack Del Rio said. Thats how were
looking at it. Tough set of circumstances.
We dont mind tough things, so were looking forward to the challenge.
The Raiders have handled a number of
schedule challenges already this season as
they are off to their best start since 2000
and poised to end a 13-year playoff
They opened the season with three road
games with early starts in the first four
weeks and won all of them. They spent a
week practicing in Florida between road
games at Jacksonville and Tampa Bay and
swept the trip. They bounced back from an
overtime win over the Buccaneers to beat
Denver the following week. They won a
game in the high altitude at Mexico City
and came back on a short week to beat a

in mens Top 25
By Jim OConnell


The Raiders and quarterback Derek Carr, right, square off against the Chiefs and quarterback
Alex Smith Thursday night with Oakland riding a six-game winning streak.
well-rested Carolina squad.
Now comes the trip to Kansas City, where
the Raiders will try to snap a four-game losing streak against the Chiefs, including a
26-10 loss at home in October.
The physical part, just recovering and
getting guys to do everything they can to
get back to neutral and feel good, safety
Nate Allen said when asked about the challenges of a short week. Even the mental
part is big. Something youd have four or
five days to study a team, you have two
days. Everybody has to go over the top
with everything preparing mentally and
With the Chiefs already winning once
against Oakland, a second victory would
give them a potential tiebreaker and mean
the Raiders would need help to win the division. An Oakland win would give the
Raiders a two-game lead in the AFC West
with three remaining.

Both teams head into the game on a roll,

with the Raiders having won six in a row
and the Chiefs taking seven of eight. Both
have a penchant for coming from behind
this season, with Oakland posting six
fourth-quarter comebacks and Kansas City
The good teams find a way to win and
theyve done that as well, Del Rio said.
Both teams know what it looks like to
win. Should be a great game.
No tes : DL Mario Edwards Jr. returned to
practice for the first time since injuring his
hip in the preseason opener. The Raiders
have three weeks to decide whether to activate him from IR. ... S Karl Joseph (foot) is
in a walking boot and missed practice but
has not been ruled out for Thursday. ... Del
Rio had no new information on suspended
pass rusher Aldon Smith, who is waiting to
be reinstated by the NFL from his suspension for substance abuse.

Purdue turns to Jeff Brohm to end woes

By Michael Marot


Brohms welcome party at Purdue was
full of fanfare, with a pep band, cheerleaders, the school mascot and boosters
all celebrating the arrival of the
Boilermakers new coach.
Now its up to Brohm to inject excitement into the program and get fans back
in the seats at Ross-Ade Stadium. Some
wins would sure help, too.
All it took to lure Brohm away from
Western Kentucky was a six-year contract worth an average of approximately
$3.5 million per year, the promise of
upgrades inside the program and a chance

to put Purdue back on

the national stage.
Purdue to me has
always been a program that plays an
exciting brand of
football, Brohm
said. When I was
growing up, they
threw the
Jeff Brohm
around. They scored
points. They competed against some of
the best teams in the Big Ten each and
every year, and they were exciting to
watch. As a fan, you like to see teams
that score points and do some fun
Thats exactly the playbook he is

bringing to West Lafayette after using it

to compile a 30-10 record over the last
three seasons at Western Kentucky. The
offense averaged 44.6 points and 526.2
yards and his quarterbacks completed
69.2 percent of their passes, threw for
356.6 yards per game and a total of 131
New athletic director Mike Bobinski
thought Brohm was the perfect fit at a
school dubbed the Cradle of
Quarterbacks and one that has a returning starter in David Blough.
The new style will be a stark contrast
from the past four seasons under former
coach Darrell Hazell and Gerad Parker,
who went 0-6 as interim coach after taking over for the fired Hazell in October.

Villanova had to make an adjustment last

season after being ranked No. 1 for the first
time. Even before losing to Xavier, the
Wildcats had trouble with the louder fans,
teams playing them harder
and higher expectations.
Back at No. 1 this week,
the reigning national
champions have much
better understanding of
what to expect.
Wrights Villanova team
moved up a spot from
Jay Wright
last week in the AP Top
25 mens college basketball poll on
Monday, earning 57 first-place votes from
the 65-member national media panel.
UCLA (9-0), which beat No. 1 Kentucky 9792 on Saturday, jumped from 11th to second
with two first-place votes. Kentucky, which
dropped to sixth, had been No. 1 for the past
two weeks. Duke is the other team to be No. 1
this season, for two weeks.
Villanova (8-0), which was No. 1 for three
weeks last season, was playing Saturday
afternoon when the Kentucky game ended.
During the latter stages of their 82-57 victory over Saint Josephs, the Villanova students started chanting No. 1! No. 1! They
have their wish.
Kansas moved from fourth to third and
Baylor (8-0) jumped from ninth to No. 4 and
received the other six first-place votes.



Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

Dodgers resign lefty

Rich Hill for 3 years


Continued from page 11


into a tunnel-dashing frenzy of delight.

Previously this season the highest scorers were
Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook with 51 in an overtime game and Anthony Davis with 50 in regulation for the
Kevin Durant added 20 points, eight rebounds, four
assists and two blocks for Golden State in another display
of impressive passing. The Warriors 15 first-quarter
assists matched a franchise record done twice previously
and they wound up with 45 total two off the franchise
record they set Nov. 24 against the Lakers.
In one sensational third-quarter play worthy of the highlight reel, Thompson had no part: Off a jump ball,
Draymond Green hit Curry with a long heave and Curry
made a leaping, one-touch pass to Durant for the dazzling

LOS ANGELES The Dodgers have signed free-agent

pitcher Rich Hill to a $48 million, three-year contract after
he went 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA in six starts
with the team he joined at the trade deadline.
Hills gets a $2 million signing bonus
and salaries of $12 million next year,
$16 million in 2018 and $18 million in
The 36-year-old left-hander was
acquired in a ve-player trade with
Oakland on Aug. 1. Hill was 1-1 with a
Rich Hill
3.46 ERA in three postseason starts for
the NL West champion Dodgers, including tossing six
scoreless innings to win Game 3 of the NL Championship
Series against the Chicago Cubs.
Hill was 12-5 with a 2.12 ERA in 20 starts for the Dodgers
and As last season. His ERA was second-best in the majors
behind Dodgers teammate Clayton Kershaws 1.69.


Benoit, Phillies agree to $7.5M, 1-year deal

Continued from page 11

A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever

Joaquin Benoit and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to
a $7.5 million, one-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The
Associated Press on Monday because the agreement had not
yet been announced.
Benoit, a 39-year-old right-hander, has had an ERA under
3.00 for six of the past seven years. He was 3-1 with a 2.81
ERA last season, including a 0.38 ERA after the Toronto
Blue Jays acquired him from Seattle on July 26 for reliever
Drew Storen.

ninth-inning option became top of the to-do list for the offseason. Melancon was dealt to the Nationals from the Pirates.
Adding a premier closer was our main priority this offseason, general manager Bobby Evans said. Mark solidifies
the back end of our bullpen and fills a critical role. He brings
talent, leadership and experience to our pitching staff.
Because the 31-year-old Melancon was traded during the
season, the Giants dont have to give up their first pick in
Junes amateur draft as compensation.
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alley-oop. Curry had 13 points and 11

Thompson scored 17 points in just
under 9 minutes to begin the game and
Golden State had 15 assists on its initial
17 baskets and led 38-27 after the first.
Golden State beat the healthy Pacers
this time. The Warriors won in Indiana
120-83 on the second night of a backKlay Thompson to-back for the Pacers on Nov. 21 when
they were missing Paul George, Myles
Turner and C.J. Miles.
This time the Pacers again played on consecutive nights
but at full strength following a comeback win at the
Clippers for just their second road victory.
George had 21 points and 10 rebounds a night after playing nearly 34 minutes and much of that with tissue in his
bloody nose.
Monta Ellis, who spent the first 6 1/2 years of his career
with Golden State, was held to nine against his former team
and received a warm welcome when announced before the
September one fewer than Melancon had over the past three
years and the last in a 6-5 Game 4 loss to the Cubs that
ended San Franciscos season. Chicago scored four runs in the
ninth as Bochy tried five relievers in the inning.
Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo, two reliable relievers in
even-year championships of 2010, 12 and 14, were both
Last offseason, the Giants made a splash by adding to their
starting rotation, signing Johnny Cueto to a $130 million,
six-year contract and Jeff Samardzija for $90 million over five
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, speaking at baseballs winter
meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland, said Washington made an
We gave him an offer that we felt was market value and
what we were comfortable giving him. Youre talking about
one of the elite closers in the game and a great teammate,
Rizzo said. Conducted himself perfectly as a Washington
National. At the end of the day, the Giants offered him more,
and he took the deal. Thats what free agencys all about. ...
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Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016


Blatter loses appeal against 6-year FIFA ban

By Graham Dunbar

GENEVA Sepp Blatter lost his

appeal against a six-year ban by
FIFA on Monday, and now has more
serious legal cases lined up against
Blatter said in a statement it was
difficult to accept the Court of
Arbitration for Sports verdict, but
that the way the case progressed,
no other verdict could be expected.
The former FIFA president, who
was banned for approving a $2 million payment to Michel Platini in
2011, said he will accept the decision. He could have pursued a fur-

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Division I tournament. The SHP
girls won their regular-season title
and, after falling to St. Francis in
the West Catholic Athletic League
tournament, rebounded to win
their 10th consecutive CCS title.
The Menlo and M-A girls tennis teams, once again, dominated
their respective leagues in winning division titles in undefeated
The amount of talent and success in the Atherton area is mindboggling. A combination of
genetics (youd be surprised how
many of these athletes come from
former professional and Olympiccaliber players and athletes),
smarts and strong coaching certainly plays a hand and, while

ther appeal at
Swi t zerl an ds
supreme court.
I have experienced much in
my 41 years in
FIFA. I mostly
learned that you
can win in
Sepp Blatter sport, but you
can also lose,
Blatter said. Nevertheless I look
back with gratitude to all the years,
in which I was able to realize my
ideals for football and serve FIFA.
The verdict ends Blatters hopes
of becoming honorary president of
the soccer body he left in disgrace

in February. He must also pay FIFA

a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs
Still, his legal problems are far
from over.
Blatter faces a separate FIFA
ethics investigation into suspected
bribery linked to multi-million dollar bonuses in top executives contracts. Swiss prosecutors also
opened criminal proceedings
against Blatter for the Platini payment, and a sale of World Cup television rights.
He is also a stated target of
American federal prosecutors in
their sprawling investigation of
corruption linked to international

soccer officials, and an expected

witness in a separate Swiss probe
of German organizers of the 2006
World Cup.
Blatter denies any wrongdoing.
The three-member CAS panel
was judging whether Blatter was
guilty of unethically offering a
cash gift and conflict of interest
with Platini, who was a FIFA vice
president in 2011.
Blatter and Platini both said the
$2 million was uncontracted
salary based on a verbal agreement
more than a decade earlier. From
1999 to 2002, the former France
great was the newly elected
Blatters presidential adviser.

many outside the area may be getting a little sick reading about so
many athletes and teams from
those three schools, you certainly
have to admire the sheer amount
of success they have put together.
The Northern California regional football bowl games were
announced Sunday and the two
county squads still eligible
Menlo-Atherton and Serra now
know which team it will face.
M-A (11-2), which won the CCS
Open Division I title, will host
Manteca (12-1) at 7:30 p.m.
Serra (9-4), which captured the
CCS Open Division II crown, will
be on the road in the Central
Valley to take on an undefeated
Sanger (13-0) at 7:30 p.m.
If youve never been to Sanger,
it is literally in the middle of
nowhere, about a half-hour, 45
minutes southeast of Fresno. An

agricultural-based town, Sangers

claim to fame is as the original
home for Sanger competition
ski/wakeboard boats.
Unlike the rest of the teams
still competing for state football
titles, the nalists for the states
Open Division championship
bypass the Nor Cal route and
instead will meet directly for the
state title next week.
That Open Division championship game features Concords
De La Salle and Bellowers St.
John Bosco.
While this game may be a little
bit out of the Daily Journals coverage area, I couldnt help but
comment on those who thought
DLS reign as the best in Northern
California may had come to an
end when the Spartans took on
Freedom-Oakley in the North
Coast Section Open Division
championship game.
The arguments sounded good.

DLS was rebuilding this year and

struggled at times during the regular season. Freedom, meanwhile,
was putting together the best season in school history going
undefeated and if there was to
be a Hollywood ending for the
Falcons, they were poised to do
just that with an upset of the
mighty Spartans.
Please. Come talk to me when a
team from Northern California
actually beats DLS which hasnt happened since the 1991 NCS
Division I championship game.
DLS proved it is still the class of
the Bay Area with a 42-7 dismantling of a previously unbeaten
Freedom squad.

Nathan Mollat can be reached by email:

nathan@smdailyjournal.com or by
phone: 344-5200 ext. 117. You can follow him on Twitter @CheckkThissOutt.

The payment amounted to an

undue gift as it had no contractual
basis, CAS said in a statement.
Blatter said Monday it was
incomprehensible that his version was not accepted in spite of
my testimony to the contrary and
the testimony given by other witnesses.
However, that explanation of a
salary deal has now been doubted
by three sets of judges at FIFA and
The FIFA ethics committee
investigated after the payment
emerged in September 2015 during
the wider Swiss federal probe of

Girls basketball
Balboa-SF at El Camino, 4:45 p.m.; Los Gatos at
Carlmont, 6 p.m.; North Salinas at Terra Nova,
Jefferson at Saratoga, Lincoln at Sacred Heart
Prep, 6:30 p.m.; South City at Eastside College
Prep, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
Drew-SF at Oceana, 5:30 p.m.; Terra Nova at
Woodside, 6:30 p.m.; Marshall-SF at El Camino,
7:45 p.m.; Irvington at Burlingame, 8 p.m.
Boys soccer
Hillsdale at Sobrato, 3:15 p.m.; MenloAtherton at Palo Alto, Eastside College Prep at
Alma Heights, 3:30 p.m.; Riordan at
Capuchino, 4:30 p.m.
Girls soccer
Cupertino at Aragon, 3 p.m.; Eastside College
Prep at Oceana, 3:15 p.m.; San Mateo at
Saratoga, El Camino at Hillsdale, 3:30 p.m.;
Carlmont at St. Francis, 6 p.m.
Girls basketball
Capuchino at Burton-SF, 6 p.m.; Eastside
College Prep at Menlo-Atherton, Mills at
Wilcox, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
Crystal Springs at Nueva School, 6 p.m.
Boys soccer
San Mateo at Harker, Sequoia at El Camino, 3
p.m.; Serra at Half Moon Bay, 5:30 p.m.; Crystal
Springs at Terra Nova, 7:30 p.m.

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Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular D.C. pizzeria

By Matthew Barakat and Jessica Gresko

boring businesses all the way to the White

House about the real life dangers of fake news
on the internet. One of those posting on the
conspiracy theory is the son of Presidentelect Donald Trumps proposed national security adviser.
White House Spokesman Josh Earnest,
asked about the shooting Monday, said,
Theres no denying the corrosive effect that
some of these false reports have had on our
political debate ... Its deeply troubling that
some of those false reports could lead to violence.
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury,
North Carolina, was arrested Sunday afternoon outside the popular eatery in an affluent
capital neighborhood, police said.
At a first appearance Monday in D.C.
Superior Court, Welch appeared handcuffed in


WASHINGTON The bizarre rumors

began with a leaked email referencing
Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations
of references to pizza parties. It morphed
into fake online news stories about a child
sex trafficking ring run by prominent
Democrats operating out of a Washington,
D.C., pizza joint.
On Sunday, it culminated in violence when
police say a North Carolina man fired an
assault rifle multiple times inside the Comet
Ping Pong restaurant as he attempted to selfinvestigate the conspiracy theory known in
the Twitterverse as Pizzagate.
No one was hurt and the man was arrested.
But the shooting alarmed those from neigh-

a white jumpsuit and was ordered held pending a hearing Thursday. A public defender representing him didnt immediately respond to
an email seeking comment.
Comets owner, James Alefantis, said in a
statement Sunday night: Let me state
unequivocally: These stories are completely
and entirely false, and there is no basis in fact
to any of them. What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories comes with consequences.
Still, at least one person clinging to the
conspiracy theories is prominently connected to Trumps transition team. Michael Flynn
Jr. is an adviser to his father, Michael Flynn,
whom Trump selected to serve as national
security adviser.
Flynn Jr. has sent numerous posts on
Twitter about the Pizzagate conspiracy theo-

ries. Flynn Jr., who has accompanied his

father to presidential transition meetings
inside Trump Tower and lists the presidential
transition website as part of his Twitter bio,
tweeted Sunday night that, Until
(hash)Pizzagate proven to be false, itll
remain a story.
Trumps team had no immediate response to
questions about the conspiracy theory or the
younger Flynns role in the transition.
Welch was charged on multiple counts,
including assault with a dangerous weapon.
Police recovered an AR-15 rifle, a Colt .38
handgun, a shotgun and a folding knife.
At an address listed for Welch in Salisbury,
a woman drove out as a reporter was
approaching and asked him to leave. She
then hammered a no trespassing sign on a
stand by the private driveway.

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citys current character into the future and others who

embrace a more ambitious growth plan, said Gardiner.
We hear multiple opinions on one hand, Burlingame
is a very desirable community and people are very rightfully protective of the character of the community. Some people would just as soon see as little change as possible, he
said. Others may see there are certain areas of the community that are appropriate for changes, and there are other
areas that should be more protected.
One area of the city potentially ripe for change is near the
northern border of the city, next to the Bay Area Rapid
Transit Station in neighboring Millbrae, which city officials have suggested might be appropriate for development
of new housing, according to a city report.
Officials had previously discussed opening up the area
east of Highway 101 along the Bayfront for construction of
new homes but Gardiner said momentum has stalled for that
There is interest in seeing what more can be done on the
Bayfront regarding community uses to invigorate the area,
but the consensus was housing would not be one of those
uses, he said.
Instead, the area will continue to be reserved for commercial development, according to a proposed land use map,
supporting a variety of proposals to construct hundreds of
thousands of square feet of office space along the waterfront.
Gardiner said officials are hopeful to rejuvenate a portion
of the area to accommodate recreational uses, citing the
interest of a local foundation to redevelop city property at
the Burlingame Golf Center site into an ice skating center.
Some of the developers proposing commercial projects
have also expressed a willingness to build more parks and
open space near the Bayfront as well.
Looking ahead to the upcoming session, Gardiner said he
did not anticipate much of the discussion would circulate
around the proposed land use map, but instead suggested it
would focus of the effort to identify reasonable growth targets as the city prepares for the environmental review stage
of the general plan update.
A consulting firm will generate a proposed growth rate
according to a variety of factors traditionally influencing
residential and economic development. Gardiner though
said he expected residents to be critical of the proposed rate
as it would likely be too ambitious, which in turn would
require the community to come up with a more appropriate
As Burlingame examines its future, Gardiner said a part of
the discussion will demand keeping an eye to existing
infrastructure and environmental limitations such as space
in local school classrooms, water supply, traffic demand,
sewer system capacity and more.
For the purposes of the environmental review process, it
is best to consider the potential effects of more growth than
the volume likely to be supported by the community,
according to a city report.
At the adoption of the general plan, the community
would not be able to decide to choose a greater amount of
growth than the buildout scenario evaluated in the EIR,
according to the report. From this perspective, the growth
scenario in the EIR should be considered an upper limit or
maximum growth scenario for purposes of study, but with
the understanding that the community may choose a more
modest amount of growth when the plan is adopted.
Gardiner said he understands the implications of residential and economic growth are likely too far reaching to be
fully addressed during the study session, but he is hopeful
some clarity may be established for officials in the planning process.
Part of our intention at the upcoming meeting is not to
settle the issue, but to arrive at an approach to determining
what the upper limits of growth may be, he said.
The Burlingame City Council study session begins 7
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in City Hall, at 501 Primrose Road.




Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

By Bruce Schreiner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The next

Congress will begin work immediately
next year toward repealing President
Barack Obamas health care law but
delay the changes as Republicans try
to come up with an alternative, Senate
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said
The Kentucky Republican insisted
that some 20 million Americans who
have health care through the six-yearold law will not lose coverage, though
the likely upheaval in the insurance
industry suggests many could.
Asked about the Senates timetable
to scrap the law, McConnell said:
Were going to move to it after we go
back in the first week in January.
But during a speech in his hometown
of Louisville, the senator cautioned
patience from the laws critics as
Republicans create an alternative.
You cant just snap your fingers and
go from where we are today to where
were headed, McConnell told a crowd
at the Kentucky Farm Bureaus annual
meeting. This has to be done carefully. It has to be done in a phased-in way
over a period of time.
Republicans have been unable to
agree on an alternative since the laws
enactment in 2010, but now must produce a replacement if they scrap the
law. President-elect Donald Trump says
he would like to keep major elements
of the law allowing children to
remain on their parents plans until
age 26 and ensuring companies dont
deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. But its unclear how a new ver-

sion of the law could force insurance

companies to provide the latter coverage.
With open enrollment underway, no
changes are expected next year for the
more than 10 million people currently
covered through HealthCare.gov and
state markets that offer subsidized private insurance. An additional estimated 9 million low-income people covered by Medicaid in states that expanded the program are also protected for
McConnell said Saturday that
Republicans have an obligation to
repeal and replace a law he called a
monstrosity. He blamed the law for
rising co-payments, deductibles and
premiums and said it caused chaos in
the private health insurance market.
We have an obligation to the
American people to straighten this
out, he said. But he said replacing the
law will be challenging given the fact
that its been kicking in for six years.
Meanwhile, McConnell played down
prospects for any new trade deals.
Specifically, he said the Trans-Pacific
Partnership wont pass Congress
because politically its unsustainable. Trumps tough talk on trade has
included a threat to pull the United
States out of the trade deal.
As a practical matter, we will not be
doing any trade agreements anytime
soon, said McConnell, a trade proponent.

On other subjects, McConnell:

Said he hopes Trump takes quick
action once in office to roll back
Obama administration regulations that
he said slowed economic growth.
Weve been working with the tran-


Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks during a new conference following party policy
lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol,
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begin on his own to produce relief on,
McConnell said. Some will take
longer than others. But we intend to
begin to dismantle this regulatory
nightmare thats ... kept us from reaching our potential.
Attributed increased Republican
dominance in rural America to the
unpopularity of Obama and his policies.
McConnell called last months election a comeback for rural areas as the
GOP retained control of Congress and
won back the White House.
All across rural America, theres a
sea of red because our friends on the
other side have become an urban-oriented party, he said.

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City? What are your concerns about living in Redwood City? and What are your
hopes for Redwood City?
This weekends parties are part of the
Redwood City Conversations project,
which earlier this year hosted a Post-It Party
in October and a World Caf-style meeting
in November. Warren Dale, who has served
on the Redwood City Civic and Cultural
Commission for 13 years, is leading this
years efforts to engage the community in
determining Redwood Citys next steps.
We wanted to make sure were holding
discussions that access as many people as
possible, people who vary in terms of economic situations, he said. What we asked
ourselves was How could we access the wisdom of the community?
The Post-It Parties offer a drop-in
avenue for visitors to post their ideas on
sticky notes on three boards while the
World Caf-style forums organize attendees
in small groups to discuss their thoughts to
these questions. Dale, who facilitates these
meetings, asks the groups to collect
responses to these questions. They are later

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continue that delivery of care, said Warren
Slocum, president of the San Mateo County
Board of Supervisors.
But recognizing BlueMountain could opt
to ditch the hospitals nonprofit status, the
county plans to retain its ability to seek
partial reimbursements.
According to terms outlined by the state,
BlueMountain has the option to purchase
the hospitals between 2018 and 2030, then
potentially run them for a profit. Based on
the countys contract, if the hospitals were
to lose their nonprofit status before 2030,
BlueMountain must repay the county,
according to the report. The reimbursement
amount decreases over the years, so the
longer the hospital is maintained as a nonprofit, the less BlueMountain would have to
repay should it opt to take over.
Slocum noted its not yet clear what the
future holds and the contract provides some



asked to present their findings to the larger

audience, one by one, until all of the ideas
have been presented and noted.
Eric Lochtefeld, co-owner of the Fox
Theatre, finds the solutions-oriented
approach to these conversations refreshing.
As an entrepreneur that wants to see
progress in Redwood City, I am hopeful that
the forums are creating solutions to problems, he said.
He noted that previous attempts to gauge
public opinion have at times elicited more
complaints than ideas for progress.
Ill be in consensus that parking is a
problem, he said. But what Im really
interested in is what we are hoping to
For Dale, the key to helping the community identify problems and possible solutions is to keep these conversations as
open-ended as possible. He said his efforts
lie in starting conversations on what is
already available and how he and city officials can put a coalition of people together
to craft solutions out of these resources.
People are thinking outside the box
right now, thinking of ideas Ive not heard
before. When you stretch the box, something becomes possible, he said.
So far, Octobers Post-It Party drew around

50 attendees and Novembers World-Caf

forum drew 75 attendees. From these past
two events, Dale said housing, roads and
traffic patterns have emerged as projects on
which community members want to focus.
Many have expressed satisfaction with the
citys economic and cultural diversity, as
well as the strides the city has made in
enhancing its downtown and arts experiences.
When asked about creative solutions that
attendees have contributed thus far, Dale
was steadfast in his open-ended approach.
The reason Im not giving you specific
examples because I dont want to prejudice
people coming in, he said.
City officials like Vice Mayor Ian Bain
are eager to get a sense of the community
pulse. Shortly after he joined the City
Council, he and other councilmembers got
wind of a need for more open engagement
with the community.
We heard that people were feeling like
they havent been as involved in city decisions as theyd like. Wed like to understand
where theyre coming from, Bain said.
Though they are enthusiastic about what
these conversations will uncover, councilmembers are careful to preserve the community atmosphere at Dales meetings.
We are deliberately taking a step back so

that the community can have these dialogues, said Bain. We really didnt want
councilmembers to overshadow these dialogues.
Mayor John Seybert attended but did not
participate in Novembers forum.
I recognized less than a third of the people, which I took as a good sign. There was
a good mix of people, ages, backgrounds,
really good dialogue in a healthy sense.
People were listening, sharing, there was a
real sense of dialogue, he said.
Dale is in the process of planning three
World Caf-style meetings for January and
is hoping to engage new neighborhoods in
this effort, including Fair Oaks, Redwood
Shores and the Veterans Center area. He
plans to present his findings to the City
Council following those meetings to identify common themes for the community and
the council to discuss going forward.
And while identifying problems and solutions is a priority for this effort, for Dale,
building trust in the community is as significant an outcome.
That trust is what I call a trust in increments. [The community is] saying, yes,
that looks good, lets see what you do with
it, he said. Its not blind trust but its
constantly monitored. Its up to the council
and the community to work together.

The devils in the details, Slocum said.

Whether or not its sold remains to be
seen, but I think its good for the county to
have that clause in the contract.
If the board approves the deal, the county
would offer up to $5 million for each of the
next three fiscal years. Similarly, if the hospital were to cease being a nonprofit,
BlueMountain would have four years to pay
the county back, according to the report.
Seton Medical Center spokeswoman Jane
Brust said the hospital has requested the
countys assistance to support an essential
seismic upgrade project.
As a nonprofit hospital committed to
serving the needs of the local community,
Seton Medical Center believes this vital
seismic upgrade will enable us to continue
our mission of providing quality care to all
those in our community, Brust wrote in an
BlueMountain agreed to contribute up to
$260 million to keep the hospitals afloat
and was required to assist with $180 million
in capital improvements at the six facilities. It was also ordered to keep Seton
Coastside operating for at least 10 years as

a skilled nursing facility with 24-hour emergency care one of the few along the county coastline. A prior buyer that set its sights
on the Daughters of Charity system backed
out after the state laid out other conditions.
The negotiations were considered the
largest and most complex nonprofit hospital transaction in Californias history and
included facilities in Daly City, Moss
Beach, San Jose, Gilroy, Lynwood and Los

potential beneficiaries of sales tax revenue.

In November voters approved Measure K,
a continuation of the current half-cent sales
tax that will raise an estimated $80 million
annually through 2043. During that push,
supporters primarily advocated the measure
as necessary to help tackle the affordable
housing crisis. However, funding health
care needs for low-income earners and supporting Setons seismic upgrades were also
highlighted as reasons voters should favor
the tax.
Slocum, a proponent of Measure A who
first won election in 2012, noted voters
favor toward efforts to fund facilities and
programs that provide vital services to residents.
Part of what Measure A and Measure K
were about was to fill in some of these
gaps, Slocum said. And this is certainly
an important gap to fill and keep that open
so people can get the health care they

Although Seton has a new leader, the

countys $15 million contribution toward
improvements culminates a commitment
made more than four years ago. The funds
come from Measure A, the countywide halfcent sales tax voters approved in 2012.
Proponents pushed the measure as a way to
help fund seismic upgrades at Seton and the
hospital itself helped bankroll a nearly
$1.4 million campaign supporting the new
As a general tax, the funds could not be
earmarked toward specific projects but officials cited Seton and low-income health care
needs as a critical goal. Recently, proponents again cited the hospitals as vital

The Board of Superv isors meets starting 9

a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 400 County Center,
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Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016


N.Y. tweaks medical pot law; still no talk of legalization

By David Klepper

ALBANY, N.Y. New York is

loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law
but, to the dismay of some pot
advocates, there is no sign the
state is in any hurry to join eight
other states in embracing full
Among the latest to do so are
two in the Northeast
Massachusetts and Maine and
the huge state of California. Still,
Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains a
skeptic of outright recreational
use and legalization faces challenges in the Legislature too.
Its unlikely to happen in the
short term, predicted physician
Kyle Kingsley, chairman of Vireo
Health, one of five companies
selected under New Yorks law to
grow and sell cannabis for medical
uses. But I do think whats going
on in Massachusetts, it helps
knock down the stigma ... I think
its inevitable. Its just a matter of
New Yorks medical marijuana
law still has some of the strictest
rules among the more than 20
states that allow medical pot.
Among its requirements: that pot
products cant be dispensed in
smokeable form and that physicians complete a training course
to approve the drug for patients.
So far, 750 physicians have
signed up to participate, and
10,730 patients have been certified, a number that dispensary
operators have complained has
made it hard to turn a profit.
Were not breaking even yet,
and neither has anyone else in the
industry, said Hillary Peckham,
chief operations officer of Etain, a


An electronic billboard displays a marijuana hashtag at Times Square in New York.

family run company that has dispensaries in Albany, Kingston,
Syracuse and Yonkers. Its not at
a sustainable point.
In an effort to effort to boost
patient access, officials are loosening some regulations. Nurse
practitioners and physician assistants will soon be allowed to certify patients for the drug. The state
is considering authorizing home
deliveries and this past week
announced plans to add chronic
pain to a list of 10 qualifying conditions that also include cancer,
AIDS, multiple sclerosis and
Kate Hintz lobbied for the law to

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to patients but that more work
is needed.
I dont think it will ever move
fast enough, but the changes are
encouraging, she said. Morgan is
enrolled in the program, but Hintz
said no dispensary currently offers
the type of medical cannabis that
would best treat her daughter. No
one I know is utilizing the program 100 percent.
Among the changes dispensary

owners and patient advocates say

are still needed: expanding the formulations the dispensaries can
offer, encouraging more doctors to
participate and approving more
qualifying conditions.
The state is also looking at permitting additional companies to
open new dispensaries, a move
opposed by the operators of the
19 current dispensaries around the
state. Owners say the market is
too small and fragile to absorb the
new competition.
What we dont want to do is
compromise the integrity of the
program by saturating the market, said Nicholas Vita, CEO of

Columbia Care NY, which operates a Manhattan dispensary in

addition to one on Long Island and
two upstate facilities.
One option thats not on the
table yet is full legalization.
Massachusetts, California and
Maines votes in November join
them with states including
Oregon in allowing recreational
use of pot.
Advocates, however, note how
quickly public support for legalization has increased and say
California and Massachusetts
could prompt them to reconsider.
The time to have a conversation about ending the prohibition
on marijuana in New York is now,
said Kassandra Frederique, New
York state director at the Drug
Policy Alliance. New York should
be at the forefront.
But state officials say they dont
feel pressure to change their
approach. Legalization of marijuana in other states will not
impact the program, the states
Department of Health said in a
Instead, its Washington, D.C.,
and the incoming administration
of President-elect Donald Trump
that has state officials on edge.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions,
Trumps pick to be attorney general, has voiced opposition to loosening marijuana policies.
State Sen. Diane Savino, a
Staten Island Democrat who
helped write New Yorks law, said
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Trump administration will take to
state marijuana laws that violate
federal drug laws.
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Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

By Jake Coyle

NEW YORK The Oscars finally

have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will
emcee the 89th Academy Awards.
The late-night host will be presiding
over the ceremony for the first time.
Kimmel has been a regular awards
host, having twice previously hosted
the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led ESPNs
ESPY Awards.
The selection of Kimmel gives ABC,

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bodies found in what is the most lethal
building fire in the U.S. in more than a
But he cautioned that it was impossible to be absolutely positive until
the entire recovery effort is complete.
Authorities had gone through about
three-quarters of the building by
Monday afternoon.
The laborious job of digging with
shovels and buckets through the debris
was suspended overnight because of a
dangerously unstable wall. It resumed
in the morning, though a rainstorm
Tuesday could complicate the effort.
The cluttered warehouse had been converted to artists studios and illegal
living spaces, and former denizens
said it was a death trap of piled wood,
furniture, snaking electrical cords and
only two exits.
Alameda County District Attorney
Nancy OMalley said Monday her
office has sent a team to search for evidence of a crime in the warehouse, but
has not yet determined whether a crime
even occurred. She said potential
charges could range from involuntary
manslaughter to murder. She declined
to say who her team has interviewed.
Its too early to speculate on anything, OMalley said. We just started
our investigation, and we owe it to the
community and those who perished in
this fire, and those who survived the
fire to be methodical, to be thorough,
and to take the amount of time it takes
to be able to look at every piece of
potential evidence.
Oakland city councilman Noel
Gallo, who lives a block from the
warehouse, said he confronted the
propertys manager Derick Ion
Almena several times about neighbors concerns about trash in the street
and in front of the warehouse. Gallo
said Almena essentially told authorities to mind their own business and
appeared resistant to addressing com-

home of the Oscars

telecast, the choice
the network had
long sought. His
Live! has previously
ABCs Oscar broadcast. The network
Jimmy Kimmel also has new muscle
to flex; it signed a
deal with the Academy of Motion
Pictures in August to remain the Oscar
broadcast home until 2028.

Yes, I am hosting the Oscars,

Kimmel said on Twitter. This is not a
prank. And if it is, my revenge on the
academy will be terrible and sweet.
The academy waited much later than
usual to name a host for the Feb. 26
This years show is being produced
by veteran producer Michael De Luca
and Jennifer Todd, president of Ben
Affleck and Matt Damons production
company, Pearl Street Films. This is
also their first time producing the

plaints and complying with city

Almena and his partner, Micah
Allison, ran the buildings arts colony
called the Satya Yuga collective.
Almena told San Jose television station KNTV in an interview Monday
that about 20 people lived there. He
said he had gone to a hotel Friday
night with his wife and children
because he was exhausted.
Were sorry to the families and all
the friends that have lost loved ones,
he said, with Allison by his side holding his hand. I gladly would give my
entire life of fortune, of wealth of
experience again and again and again,
and I say this to you and I say this to
the camera and to whoever is watching
me that I surrender everything.
He denied knowing about the Friday
night party, but acquaintances said the
couple threw frequent parties open to
the public, for fees collected at the
Almena said police have been in and
out of the building in the last few years
to respond to break-ins and other concerns of people who lived there and
that they never pointed out any safety
They would come in and they would
walk through our space and theyd
always say, Wow, what an amazing
space, Almena said.
Relatives, friends and former colleagues said Almena loved to surround
himself with followers, but seemed to
care little for their well-being.
Asked late Sunday by San Francisco
television station KGO about his
thoughts on those killed in the fire,
Almena said, Theyre my children.
Theyre my friends, theyre my family,
theyre my loves, theyre my future.
What else do I have to say?
Almena did not respond to emails or
calls to phone numbers associated
with him by the Associated Press. No
one answered a call to a number for
The warehouse is owned by Chor N.
Ng, her daughter Eva Ng told the Los
Angeles Times. She said the warehouse

was leased as studio space for an art

collective and was not being used as a
We are also trying to figure out
whats going on like everybody else,
the family wrote in a statement to NBC
Bay Area. Our condolences go out to
the families and friends of those
injured and those who lost their lives.
Eva Ng did not immediately return
phone calls from the Associated Press.
Gallo said Chor N. Ng put Almena in
charge of cleaning up the Ghost Ship,
and nothing was done.
I hold the owner of the property
responsible, Gallo said. I hold the
manager responsible.
But questions persisted about
whether city officials could have done
more to prevent the fire. Oakland planning officials opened an investigation
last month after repeated complaints
about the warehouse. An inspector
who went to the premises couldnt get
inside, said Darin Ranelletti, of the
Oakland Planning Department.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said
city officials are putting together a
record of what they knew about the
Gallo said the neighborhood was
once an industrial zone and that many
warehouses and vacant commercial
buildings unfit for habitation remain.
He said hes concerned that many of
them are being used as illegal
dwellings given the dearth of affordable housing in the area. He said he
will push for the city to hire more fire
marshals and building inspectors to
Authorities have identified 22 victims and notified their families, city
officials said. An additional 11 victims
have been tentatively identified, and
three victims need scientific identification, they said.
Most of the victims names, including the name of a 17-year-old, were not
Investigators said they believe they
have located the section of the building where the fire started, but the cause
remains unknown.


Re-Tooling Your Career Through
Education Panel. 10 a.m. to noon.
Redwood City Public Library, 1044
Middlefield Road, Redwood City.
For more information email
Holiday Cook ie Decorating for
Toddlers. 11 a.m. to noon. 150 San
Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Little
kids and parents are invited to decorate allergy-free cookies and icing
using only natural food colorings.
Both cookies and icing recipes are
free of gluten, dairy, egg, soy, nut, rice
and potato. $5. For more information
contact patti@bondmarcom.com.
Meditation. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 P.M.
Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave.,
Millbrae. RSVP for this session at
tinyurl.com/jepllx3. For more information call 697-7607 ext. 236.
Creative Connections. 2:45 p.m. to
3:45 p.m. San Mateo Senior Center,
2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San
Mateo. Free. For more information
call 522-7490.
Holiday Job Outlook by Incoming
County Supervisor David Canepa.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. North Annex (Room
204), 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame.
Year-end multimedia show and CSIX
success stories. Free. Bring a favorite
dish to share. For more information
call 522-0701.
Groovy Judy Singer Her Favorite
Holiday Songs. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Off the Grid Cupertino, Whole Foods
Market, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd.,
Cupertino. Free.
Pre-Holiday Party. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Books, Inc. 855 El Camino Real, Palo
Alto. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact
Start Your Successful Business
Orientation. 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350
Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood
For more information email
Peninsula at War! San Mateo
Countys World War II Legacy. 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo County
History Museum, 2200 Broadway,
Redwood City. Exhibit runs through
Feb. 4 and will depict what happened on the San Francisco
Peninsula during World War II. For
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Networking Lunch. Noon to 1 p.m.
Pacific Catch Restaurant, 243 S. B St.,
San Mateo. Meet new business connections. Join the SMPA for lunch
and networking. New speakers each
week. For more information call 4306500.
Infusion Express Grand Opening.
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 66 Bovet Road Suite
105, San Mateo. Facility tours, talks
and live music. For more information
and to RSVP email moniquej@infusionexpress.com.
Drop-In Computer Help. 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. 2510 Middlefield Road,
Redwood City. Free. For more information contact gsuarez@redwoodcity.org.
San Mateo County Reading
Association Holiday Tea. 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. Redwood Shores Branch
Library, 399 Marine Parkway at
Bridge Parkway, Redwood Shores.
Celebrating the life and tales of A. A.
Milne and Winnie the Pooh.
Individual $5, family $10. For more
information contact 368-7148.
Creative Solutions for Dementia
Challenges: Engage, Enrich and
Divert. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Atria at Foster
Square, 707 Thayer Lane, Foster City.
For more information call 293-0274.
Club Fox Blues Jam. 7 p.m. to 11
p.m. 2209 Broadway, Redwood City.
Wee Willie Walker performs. $7 cover
charge. For more information visit
Foster City Seniors 55+ Club
Meeting. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
William E. Walker Recreation and
Senior Center, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster
City. Join every Thursday to meet
others and make new friends. There
are monthly entertainments, guest
lectures, Game Day, potluck and special lunches. For more information
call 286-2585.

Shopping Center, 60 E. 31st Ave., San

Mateo. Animal event is free. For more
information call 571-1029.
Pub Style Trivia. 6:30 p.m. Belmont
Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas.
Beerm wine and pub snacks will be
served. Ages 21 and up. For more
Estate Planning. 7:30 a.m. 6650 Golf
Course Drive, Burlingame. $15 with
breakfast. For more information contact 787-5595.
Equity Summit. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. 3300 College Drive, San Bruno.
The purpose of the summit is to
immerse the educational community into the conversation about equity, race and student success through
the scholarship of experts, and will
include presentations by multiple
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email colinc@smccd.edu.
Re-inventing You and Your Career:
Assessment. 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350
Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood
For more information email
A Christmas Carol. 9:30 a.m. and
7:30 p.m. 500 Castro St., Mountain
View. Peninsula Youth Theater presents A Christmas Carol. $10 general
admission. For more information
visit pytnet.org.
Society of Western Artists Art Sale
and Boutique. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 527
San Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Silent
auction and reception for art from
14 different local artists. The sale
takes place Dec. 10-11 from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. For more information visit
S.T.E.A.M. at CuriOdyssey. 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. 1651 Coyote Point Drive in
San Mateo. General admission $17
CuriOdyssey members $12. Explore
science, technology, engineering,
arts and mathematics. For more
information contact akhode@curiodyssey.org.
AARP San Bruno Chapter 2895
Meeting. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. San
Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal
Springs Road, San Bruno. Coffee and
doughnuts. For more information
call 583-4499.
Look mobile Grand Opening. 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. East Palo Alto Library,
2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto.
Holiday Toy Run. 10:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. 222 W. 39th Ave., San Mateo.
Come for holiday treats and surprises as Santa brings toys for children
who receive care at the San Mateo
Medical Center. Bring an unwrapped
toy to donate and help put a smile
on a childs face this holiday season.
For more information call 573-3731.
A Christmas Carol. 11:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m. 500 Castro St., Mountain
View. Peninsula Youth Theater presents A Christmas Carol. $10 general
admission. For more information
visit pytnet.org.
AARP San Bruno Chapter 2895
Meeting. Noon to 3 p.m. San Bruno
Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs
Road, San Bruno. Luncheon ticket on
sale for $25 per person. For more
information call 583-4499.
Wine and Port Tasting and Toys for
Tots. Noon to 4 p.m. 2645 Fair Oaks
Ave., Redwood City. Taste some win
and port and donate to the Toys for
Tots drive. Its optional to bring a toy.
Any new, unwrapped toys, gifts for
kids up to 12 are welcome. $10 for
entry and six local wines. Free for
Wine Club Members. For more information visit lahondawinery.com.
Meet the Doula. Noon to 2 p.m. 150
San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay.
Meet Coastside experts in womens
health, fertility, maternity, birth, midwifery, yoga, massage and acupuncture. Free. For more information contact patti@bondmarcom.com.
Twas the Night Before Christmas.
1 p.m. 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside.
This creative and colorful show
includes Santa and his magical
sleigh, prancing reindeer, dancing
mice, and twirling toys, brought to
life by a cast of over 80 children and
adults. Ticket prices are $15
child/senior and $25 for adults. For

Movie for Children. 3:30 p.m. San

Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third
Ave., San Mateo. Attend the
December movie for children: Elf.
This film is rated PG and lasts one
hour and 37 minutes. Free. For more
information call 522-7838.

Carols, Colors and Cookies. 2 p.m.

and 4 p.m. Transfiguration Episcopal
Church, 3900 Alameda de las Pulgas,
San Mateo. Bring the family for a
sing-along of favorite carols, visits
with cartoon characters, fun activities and cookie buffet. For tickets or
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BURLINGAME, CA 94010. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 2006.
/s/Nancy Torres/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/19/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/16, 11/22/16, 11/29/16, 12/6/16).


The following person is doing business
Birth Therapy, 273 Dundee dr,
Registered Owners: Kseniya Gershberg,
same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/Kseniya Gershberg/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/18/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/16, 11/29/16, 12/6/16, 12/13/16).

Claire M. Pundyk
Case Number: 16PRO00527
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Claire M. Pundyk. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Rosanne Pundyk in the Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo. The
Petition for Probate requests that Rosanne Pundyk be appointed as personal
representative to administer the estate of
the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the
Independent Administration of Estates
Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions
without obtaining court approval. Before
taking certain very important actions,
however, the personal representative will
be required to give notice to interested
persons unless they have waived notice
or consented to the proposed action.)
The independent administration authority
will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and
shows good cause why the court should
not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: December 28, 2016
at 9:00 a.m., Department 28, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the
Calilfornia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under sectioin
9052 of the Callifornia Probate
Code.Other California statutes and legal
authority may affect your rights as a
creditor. You may want to consult with an
attorney knowledgable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Woodford G. Rowland, Esq
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Woodford G. Rowland
55 Professional Center Parkway Ste. A
(415) 472-3434
FILED: 11/23/16
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 11/29, 12/06, 12/7)

The San Mateo Daily Journals

twice-a-week resource guide for
children and families.

Every Tuesday & Weekend

Look for it in todays paper to
find information on family
resources in the local area,
including childcare.

CASE# 16CIV01440
Kyle Devin H. Carmichael
Petitioner: Kyle Devin H. Carmichael filed
a petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Jazper Constantine Herrera
Proposed Name: Jazper Thomas Rhode
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A hearing on the
petition shall be held on January 20,
2017 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2D, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation:
San Mateo Daily Journal
Filed: 11/10/16
/s/ Susan Irene Etezadi /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 11/10/16
(Published 11/15/16, 11/22/16,
11/29/16, 12/6/16).

Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290

Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com



203 Public Notices




The following person is doing business
as: My Busy Town, 556 San Mateo Ave,
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066. Registered
Owners: 1) Tiffany Padilla, 1708 Toledo
Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010 2) Alex
Padilla, same address. The business is
conducted by a Married Couple. The registrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/Tiffany Padilla/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/21/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/16, 11/29/16, 12/6/16, 12/13/16).


The following person is doing business
as: Lockehouse Restaurant Group, 477
9th Ave. Suite 100, SAN MATEO, CA
94402. Registered Owner: Lockehouse
Retail Group Inc., CA. The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 9/21/2016.
/s/Steve Cutter/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/08/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/16, 11/22/16, 11/29/16, 12/6/16).
The following person is doing business
as: Roble Construction, 1104 Hillside
Blvd., Colma, CA 94014. Registered
Owner: Marcos Adrian Medina, same address. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/Marcos Adrian Medina/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/1//2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/16, 11/22/16, 11/29/16, 12/6/16).


The following person is doing business
as: Godspeed Ropes, 595 Quarry Road,
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070. Registered
Owner: James Guaspari, 206 La Cruz
Ave., Millbrae, CA 94030. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 01/01/16.
/s/James Guaspari/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/21/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/29/16, 12/6/16, 12/13/16, 12/20/16).
The following person is doing business
as: Maarit Knits, 3008 HILLSIDE DR,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010. Registered
Owner: Maarit Visbal, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/Maarit Visbal/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/14/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/29/16, 12/6/16, 12/13/16, 12/20/16).
The following person is doing business
as: Zamora Construction, 1630 Claremont Dr., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066.
Registered Owner: Melvin Alberto Zamora Sosa, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/Melvin A. Zamora Sosa/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/21/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/29/16, 12/6/16, 12/13/16, 12/20/16).
The following person is doing business
as: Green City Roofing, 1325 Howard
Ave. #112, BURLINGAME, CA 94010.
Registered Owner: Volodymyr Kravets,
11 Via Canon, Millbrae, CA 94030. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/Volodymyr Kravets/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/28/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/29/16, 12/6/16, 12/13/16, 12/20/16).
The following person is doing business
as: Hana Hawaiian Barbeque, 482 San
Mateo Avenue, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066.
Registered Owner: Kimberly L. Koury, 60
Rowan Tree Lane, Hillsborough, CA
9410 The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/Kimberly L. Koury/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/30/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/6/16, 12/13/16, 12/20/16, 12/27/16).



Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
1 Rodent
Templeton in
Web, for one
4 Provide with more
than enough
11 Miners target
14 Flightless bird
15 Memorable
Greek shipping
16 Aggravate
17 Bake sale
made with root
19 Finish off
20 Chance for a hit
21 Asias __ Darya
22 Cornstarch brand
in a yellow-andblue container
23 Chair or bench
24 Shine-minimizing
makeup layer
27 Harmonious
29 Scare
30 Soon-to-be grads.
31 Vanity cases?
33 Plagues
34 Wireless
36 Degenerate, like
Agnews snobs
39 Apt name for a
40 Mil. academy
43 Black, in
44 Like the flame at
46 Pops pop
50 Vacation site you
might sail to
51 Painter Magritte
52 Managed care
53 Follow, as advice
54 Fear the
Walking Dead
55 Drivers alert
about an infant,
and a hint to
what can
precede both
words of 17-,
24-, 34- and
58 Peace symbol
59 Central Texas city
60 Bestow, to Burns

61 Chemical suffix
with benz62 Cut at an angle
63 Always, to Poe

28 Like pool tables

32 Ave. crossers
33 Swag
34 Suisse capital
35 Newspaper page
with views
36 Personalize at
the jewelers
37 Work site
38 Bride-to-be
40 Performing in a
41 Dieters unit

42 Thin
45 Man who wore a
diamond, in
47 Abu __
48 Realm of
49 Holmes
53 Still sleeping
55 Kapow!
56 __ the land of
the free ...
57 SSWs opposite

1 Finds new
players for
2 One who plays
without pay
3 Wrapped
4 Chimney residue
5 Colony insect
6 Tic-toe filler
7 Father of Jacob
and Esau
8 Words on a
volunteers badge
9 Highway
10 Half a figure eight
11 Late in arriving
12 Substance used
for chemical
13 Obtains via
coercion, as
18 Part of APR
22 Knee-deep (in)
24 Bach work
25 Therapeutic plant
26 Prince Siegfrieds
beloved, in
Swan Lake

203 Public Notices

210 Lost & Found

Jo Ann OConnor aka
Joann OConnor
Case Number: 16PRO00543
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Jo Ann OConnor AKA
Joann OConnor. A Petition for Probate
has been filed by Dennis Leroy OConnor
AKA Dennis Leroy Oconnor in the Superior Court of California, County of San
Mateo. The Petition for Probate requests
that Dennis Leroy OConnor AKA Dennis
Leroy Oconnor be appointed as personal
representative to administer the estate of
the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the
Independent Administration of Estates
Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions
without obtaining court approval. Before
taking certain very important actions,
however, the personal representative will
be required to give notice to interested
persons unless they have waived notice
or consented to the proposed action.)
The independent administration authority
will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and
shows good cause why the court should
not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: January 3, 2017 at
9:00 a.m., Department 28, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the
Calilfornia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under sectioin
9052 of the Callifornia Probate
Code.Other California statutes and legal
authority may affect your rights as a
creditor. You may want to consult with an
attorney knowledgable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Shirley Tam
Attorney at Law
95 South Market Street, Suite 300
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
(408) 977-7766
FILED: 11/23/16
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 11/29, 12/06, 12/10)

LOST CAT Our Felicity, weighs 7 lbs,

she has a white nose, mouth, chin, all
four legs, chest stomach, around her
neck. Black mask/ears, back, tail. Nice
joandbill@msn.com or call 650-5768745. She drinks water out of her paws.

210 Lost & Found

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

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


QUALITY BOOKS used and rare. World
& US History and classic American novels. $5 each obo (650)345-5502

294 Baby Stuff

BASSINET $25 (Musical, Rocks, vibrates, has 4 wheels, includes sheets &
mattress) (650)348-2306
seat - $5 (650)592-5864.
HIGH CHAIR (wooden) excellent condition $35.00 (650)348-2306

296 Appliances
AIR CONDITIONER 10000 BTU w/remote. Slider model fits all windows. LG
brand $199 runs like new. (650)2350898
AIR CONDITIONER, Portable, 14,000
CPN14XC9, almost like new! All accessories plus remote included.
20 x 16-5/8 x 33-1/2 $345.
CHARCOAL GRILL with cover, 24, almost new $25. (650)368-0748
new, bakes, broils, toasts, adjustable
temperature. $25 OBO. (650)580-4763
CIRRUS STEAM mop model SM212B 4
new extra cleaning pads,user manual.
$45. 650-5885487
COLEMAN LXE Roadtrip Grill Red Brand New! (still in box) $100
JACK LALANE'S power juicer. $40.
Call 650 364-1243. Leave message.
door Whirlpool Perfect condition .$98.
650 583-9901 650 678-0221
TOASTER OVEN, Black & Decker, 4Slice, 1200W, Toast, Bake, Broil;
TRO480BS - $12 (650) 952-3500
UPRIGHT VACUUM Cleaner, $10. Call
Ed, (415)298-0645 South San Francisco
Refrigerator all working and in good condition all for $99.00 650-315-3240.

297 Bicycles

FOUND: KEYS at Westwood Park in

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

By Katherine Stears
2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

LOST CAT. Black and White. Black

patch on right eye. REWARD.
Call (323) 439-7713.

ADULT BIKES 1 regular and 2 with balloon tires $30 Each (650) 347-2356

298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833

BILLY DEE Williams autographed Star

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

LOST - Womans diamond ring. Lost

12/18. Broadway, Redwood City.
REWARD! (650)339-2410

LENNOX RED Rose, Unused, hand

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

LOST SMALL gray and green Parrot.

Redwood Shores. (650)207-2303.

MILLER LITE Neon sign , work good

$59 call 650-218-6528


Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016


298 Collectibles

304 Furniture

304 Furniture

311 Musical Instruments

318 Sports Equipment

620 Automobiles

POSTERS TRAVEL, airline, art from

1970s and 1980s; about 50+; $30 for all

ANTIQUE MAHOGANY double bed with

adjustable steelframe $225.00. OBO.

WOOD FURNITURE- one end table and

coffee table. In good condition. $30
OBO. (760)996-0767.

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


IGLOO BLUE 38-Quart Wheelie Cool

Cooler/Ice Chest $14 650-952-3500

CADILLAC 02 Deville, 8 cylinder, perfect condition, like new, cashmere outside white inside 4787 miles $13,000.


rare memorabilia items, casino key, two
coins, small charm. $95. (650)676-0974

ANTIQUE TIGER Oak Curio, curved

glass and four glass shelves, $700 or
best offer. Solid wood Gothic coffee table, $300 or best offer. Antique sideboard, $300 orbest offer. Faux leather
recliner, couch & loveseat, $400 or
best offer. Brown glass dining table with
four chairs, $300 or best offer.
Call (650)781-2773

SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta

graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.

299 Computers
KOGI 15 inch computer monitor. Model
L5QX. $25. PH(650)592-5864.

BEIGE SOFA $99. Excellent Condition

(650) 315-2319

RECORDABLE CD-R 74, Sealed, Unopened, original packaging, Samsung, 12X,

(650) 578 9208

CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50

OBO (650)345-5644

300 Toys
3-STORY BARBIE Dollhouse with spiral
staircase and elevator. $60. (650)5588142
Great for Kids (650) 952-3500
PUZZLES, 20 available, 1000 pcs.
$3.00 each,. (650)596-0513
STAR WARS one 4 orange card action figure, Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead). $8 Steve 650-518-6614
STAR WARS SDCC Stormtrooper
Commander $29 OBO Dan,
650-303-3568 lv msg
THOMAS THE TRAIN; trains, crossing
gate, bridge, track; good condition;
$25/OBO. 650-345-1347.
THOMAS TRAINS; Cranky the Crane
$15/OBO; Tidmouth Shed w/turntable
$50/OBO. 650-345-1347.

302 Antiques
ANTIQUE BUFFET Cabinet, with 2 large
drawers w/skeleton key, needs refinishing. $700/obo.. ANTIQUE CHINA cabinet, with doors and legs, dark wood..
$500/obo. (650)952-5049
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
Side Sewing Table, All original. Rosewood. Carved. EXCELLENT CONDITION! $350. (650)815-8999.
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72 x 40 , 3 drawers, Display case, bevelled glass, $500. (650)766-3024

COAT/HAT STAND, solid wood, for your

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


Garden, Noritake. Four place-settings,
20-pieces in original box, never used.
$250 per box
(3 boxes available).
GARBAGE CANS: brute 44 gal. Excellent condition $15. 650 504-6057

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

CUSTOM MADE wood sewing storage

cabinet perfect condition $75. (650)4831222

308 Tools

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

ALUMINUM LADDERS 40ft, $99 for two,

Call (650)481-5296

YAMAHA PIANO, Upright, Model M-305,

$750. Call (650)572-2337

DINETTE TABLE with Chrome Legs: 36"

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

BENCH SAW - 8 INCH includes attached table and accessories $35 (650)3680748

DINETTE TABLE, 3 adjustable leaf.$30.

(650) 756-9516.Daly City.

BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model

SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269

DINING ROOM table Good Condition

$90.00 or best offer ( 650)-780-0193

CLICKER TORQUE wrench, 20-150,

$20, 650-595-3933

DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45.,

CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"

dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402


door / shell / drawers / roller ex $25/BO

CRAFTSMAN JIGSAW 3.9 amp. with

variable speeds $65 (650)359-9269

ESPRESSO TABLE 30 square, 40 tall,

$95 (650)375-8021

CRAFTSMEN 3 saw blades $20. new.


316 Clothes

FREE: TWO full-size featherbeds. Excellent

Redwood City
location. 650-503-4170.

DELTA CABINET SAW with overrun table. $1,500/obo. ((650)342-6993

BLACK DOUBLE breasted suit size 38

excellent condition $25 650-322-9598

Phone: 650-591-8062

BOY SCOUT canvas belt with Boy Scout

Buckle. Vintage. Fair condition. $5.

INFINITY FLOOR speakers H 38" x W

11 1/2" x D 10" good $50. (650)756-9516


PAINTING TOOLS - hooks, stirrups 110

ropes, poles, 20 plank, 440 Graco Spary
Machine, $500, Asking (650)-483-8048
ROUTER TABLE ryobi $ 99. like new

LEATHER SOFA, black, excellent condition. $100 obo. (650)878-5533

SHOPSMITH MARK V 50th Anniversary


LOVE SEAT, Upholstered pale yellow

floral $99. (650)574-4021


1947. $60. (650)245-7517


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


SAW, good shape. $1,000/obo. Call

$19, 650-595-3933

COMPLETE COLOR photo developer

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

NEW TWIN Mattress set plus frame

$30.00 (650) 347-2356

SAMSUNG FLAT TV 20" ex.co.incl.

VCR ,set up $70. (650)992-4544
SAMSUNG FLAT TV 20" ex.co.incl.
VCR ,set up $70. (650)992-4544
SONY DHG-HDD250 DVR and programable remote.
Record OTA. Clock set issues $99 650595-8855
SONY PROJECTION TV 48" with remote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c-430-a
$60. (650)421-5469
VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c-442c $60.
VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c1470 $60.
VINTAGE ZENITH radio, model L516b
$75. (650)421-5469

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

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

NEW DELUXE Twin Folding Bed, Linens, cover, Cost $618. Sale $250. Must
Sell! (650) 875-8159.

PIONEER HOUSE Speakers, pair. 15

inch 3-way, black with screens. Work
great. $99.(650)243-8198

CANARY BIRD cage 24 x 16 for sale.

$40.00 firm. Used, good condition. Call

CRAFTSMAN RADIAL SAW, with cabinet stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)8511045

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

ORIGINAL AM/FM 1967/68 Honda Radio for $50. (650)593-4490

312 Pets & Animals

AIRLINE CARRIER for cats, pur. from
Southwest Airlines, $25, 2 available. Call
(505-228-1480) local.


Good shape, blonde, about 5' high.

18Dx15Wx28H $10 650-595-2494

OPTIMUS H36 ST5800 Tower Speaker

36x10x11 $30. (650)580-6324

MONARCH UPRIGHT player piano $99

(650) 583-4549


In box. $30. (650)245-7517


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

ONKYO AV Receiver HT-R570 .Digital

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

LEXICON LAMBDA cubase LE $60.00

call Patter (650)367-8146

PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large - approx

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

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

$100. (650)593-4490

ONKYO AV Receiver HT-R570 .Digital

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

HOHNER Pocket Pal.
Key of C. Original box. Never used.
$10. (650)588-0842

SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack

with turntable $60. (650)592-7483

BAZOOKA SPEAKER 20, +10W, never

used $95. (650)992-4544

MOTOROLA BRAVO MB 520 (android

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

HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie

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

COUCH, CREAM IKEA, great condition,

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


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


with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20

GULBRANSEN BABY GRAND PIANO Appraised @ $5450., want $1800 obo,


PRE-LIT 7 ft Christmas tree. Three sections, easy to assemble. $50. 650 349

LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.

each, (415)346-6038

IPHONE 5 Morphie Juice Pack with

charger, Originally $100, now $85.

FENDER BASS amp 25 watt. electrical

issue box and speaker very good
$45. (650)367-8146

COMPUTER TABLE, adjustable height,

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

STORE FRONT display cabinet, From

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

60 GIG Ipod, Does not work.

Battery/hard drive not working. $25.

CHRISTMAS TREE China, Fairfield

Peace on Earth. Complete Set of 12 (48
pieces) $75. 650-493-5026


Leather. $80. (650) 455-3409

KITCHEN TABLE with 4 chairs, Blonde

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46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great

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


PORCELAIN JAPANESE Tea set, Unopened, in wood box, great gift $30.

OLD VINTAGE Wooden Sea Captains

Tool Chest 35 x 16 x 16, $65

303 Electronics

306 Housewares
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EXCELLENT VIOLIN, previously owned,

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

$30.(415)231-4825.Daly City
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OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
$55 (650)458-8280
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obo Retail $130 (650)873-8167
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309 Office Equipment

SOFA & Love seat perfect condition $99

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304 Furniture

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2 TWIN MAPLE bed frames, Cannon

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12" $50. Call 650-834-4833

ANTIQUE DINING table for six people

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

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TOTAL GYM XLS, excellent condition.
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8 TRACKS, billy Joel, Zeppelin, Eagles
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INCUBATOR, $99, (650)678-5133

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pad $20 (650)595-2494

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625 Classic Cars

345 Medical Equipment

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CADILLAC 99 DeVille Concours,

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

PARIS HILTON purse white & silver unused, about 12" long x 9" high $23. 650592-2648

310 Misc. For Sale

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LIONEL WESTERN Union Pass car and

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MAN'S BLACK leather jacket, size 40,

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PURSUIT SCOOTER. $99. 650-3482235

379 Open Houses

RECLINING SWIVEL & high-back chair

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contract joe 650-573-5269

LEATHER JACKET, New Black Italian

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PRINCE TENNIS 2 section nylon black

Bag with Prince Pro Graphite Racket$55.(650)341-8342

NEW WITH tags Wool or cotton Men's


LIONEL CHRISTMAS Holiday expansion Set. New OB $99 650-368-7537

RUMMY ROYAL poker table top $30.00


LADIES SEQUIN dress, blue, size XL,

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POWER PLUS Exercise Machine


NEAT RECEIPTS Mobile Scanner new

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630 Trucks & SUVs

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Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016


German chancellor
denounces rape,
killing of student
By Geir Moulson


Angela Merkel, German chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party, at the Grugahalle in
Essen ahead of a CDU party convention in Germany.

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BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on

Monday denounced the rape and killing of a university student as a tragic event, responding for the first time to a
case that has inflamed passions since police arrested a 17year-old Afghan migrant last week.
A nationalist party has seized on the death to argue that
Merkels government bears a share of the blame.
If it turns out that (the perpetrator) was an Afghan
refugee then that needs to be condemned, absolutely, just
like with any other murderer, Merkel said in an interview
with public broadcaster ARD.
But that shouldnt be combined with a rejection of an
entire group, just like we dont draw conclusions about an
entire group from (the actions of) one person in other
instances, she added.
The victim, a 19-year-old medical student, vanished in
mid-October on her way home from a party in the southwestern city of Freiburg. Her body was found in a river.
Police say the suspect, who was arrested on Friday, was
linked to the crime through DNA evidence and video footage
from near the scene. The teenager, who entered Germany
last year as an unaccompanied minor, hasnt made a statement. His arrest, however, has played into ongoing tensions about the arrival in Germany last year of hundreds of
thousands of migrants.
Joerg Meuthen, a co-leader of the nationalist Alternative
for Germany party, argued Sunday that Merkel and Vice
Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel bear a decisive share of the
responsibility for this cruel act and many other isolated
cases that have happened daily in Germany since the
unhindered entry of illegal immigrants.
The nationalist party rose in polls following last years
migrant influx and hopes to enter the national Parliament
in an election next year in which Merkel is seeking a fourth
term. In the U.S., businessman Donald Trump focused on
crimes linked to immigrants in the country illegally as part
of his successful presidential campaign.
Merkels deputy said the students death must not be used
for rabble-rousing and conspiracy propaganda.
It is clear to everyone that refugees can commit equally
terrible crimes as people born in Germany, Gabriel told
Mondays edition of the Bild daily.
Merkels spokesman, Steffen Seibert, condemned the
appalling crime, telling reporters in Berlin that the perpetrator must be punished with the full force of our laws.

Around the world

Fake U.S. embassy in Ghana
shut down after about a decade
ACCRA, Ghana A fake U.S. embassy that operated for
about a decade in Ghanas capital issuing counterfeit and
fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S.
State Department announced.
The scam was orchestrated by Ghanaian and Turkish
organized crime rings and a Ghanaian attorney, a statement said. Several suspects have been arrested, though
others remain at large.
Raids led to the recovery of 150 passports from 10 countries and visas from the U.S., India, South Africa and the
European Schengen zone.
In Washington, State Department spokesman Mark
Toner said no one was able to enter the United States illegally using a counterfeit visa obtained at the fake
This was a criminal, fraud operation masquerading as a
fake U.S. embassy, he told reporters.
It was not clear how many people were defrauded by the
fake embassy, which charged $6,000 for its services.

Two Russian nurses killed

in rebel shelling of Syrias Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria Rebel shelling killed two Russian
nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo, and a
Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft
carrier in the Mediterranean after a sortie over Syria, but
the pilot ejected safely, Moscow officials said.
The shelling that targeted government-controlled western Aleppo was one of the most intense in recent days. It
coincided with a crushing air and ground assault that has
seen forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad recapture more than half of opposition-held eastern Aleppo.
Russia and militias allied with Iran and Lebanons
Hezbollah have been staunch supporters of Assad in his
countrys bitter civil war, now in its sixth year.