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Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011 Vol XII, Edition 101


Tax money could ease college wait lists

Parcel tax plan discussed; school presidents want to add courses

Waiting lists for classes at the three campuses in the San Mateo County Community College District should be smaller as ofcials outline plans to use parcel tax funds to add courses. Voters approved Measure G, the $34 annual parcel tax supporting the San Mateo County Community College District, by a

slim margin in June 2010. The four-year tax generates about $7 million annually for the district. On Wednesday, presidents for the three school campuses will submit plans for using the funds in the current school year along with updates about how money was spent in the previous year. Each presidents plan includes a total Measure G request of $2.4 million. In most instances, the schools also under-

spent in previous years. Caada College, for example, budgeted to spend $1.9 million during the last school year but spent $1.3 million. In the coming year, President James Kellers plan includes spending $1.14 million to increase the number of sections of courses offered by 142. These courses will provide more opportunities for basic skills and general education. There will also be an expansion in workforce curriculum

and expanding distance learning opportunities. Caada will also spend $840,000 to expand support services like library hours and counseling services. Lastly, the Redwood City administration plans to invest $416,000 into programs that preserve job training, support students and offer professional development for the faculty.

See COLLEGE, Page 23


Job seekers targeted in latest scam

By Bill Silverfarb


Anti-Wall Street protesters disrupted operations at the Port of Oakland on Monday for the second time in little more than a month as a blockade effort kept longshoremen off the job and truckers sitting idle during a coordinated West Coast demonstration.SEE FULL STORY PAGE 7

Two job seekers who found work on Craigslist now think they are the subject of an elaborate scam but police are not sure yet how the scam quite works or whether any laws were actually broken. A Belmont woman told police Dec. 5 that she applied for a job on Craigslist and was sent a check before doing any actual work, said Belmont police Lt. Pat Halleran. She notied her bank because she was suspicious and was informed she was the likely victim of fraud. Belmont police sent out a bulletin to local law enforcement agencies last week to see if similar reports of the scam have emerged but no other agency has yet to report coming across it.

Police also notified the U.S. Postal Service, Halleran said, because the check was sent to the woman by mail. If it is fraud, it is a federal offense, Halleran said. Another victim, a San Mateo resident, did not le a police report but rather turned an $1,850 check over to an acquaintance at Wells Fargo Bank who then forwarded it to the FBI. San Mateo resident Antonio Artavia, 23, responded to an advertisement on Craigslist seeking a customer service job and was told in an email response that the position had been lled but that there was another job for which he might be suited. He was asked via email whether he would be interested in being a

See SCAM, Page 23

Developers picked for Depot Circle District explores longer classes

Redwood City Council approves negotiations with two teams
By Michelle Durand

Redwood City will negotiate with two development teams on proposals to develop what will be known as Depot Circle, a site that could bring housing, ofce space or even a hotel. The negotiations will also include plans for moving the Redwood Creek culvert that cuts across the northern third of the area, making

difcult construction of a building or underground parking. Although any nal design is still years away, the unanimous vote by the Redwood City Council Monday night to narBy Heather Murtagh row down the applicant pool is a beginning step to transforming Block 2, the Winslow DAILY JOURNAL STAFF Parking lot and the future Depot Circle. The Changing to full-day programs for so-called Block 2 is bordered by Jefferson Avenue, Middleeld Road and the Caltrain Burlingame students in rst and second grade would mean youngsters would receive an See DEPOT, Page 31 additional 22 days of instruction a change

Burlingame considers full-day offerings instead of staggering school start times

district officials will consider Tuesday evening. The Burlingame Elementary School District currently staggers start times for children in rst and second grades. Students who start early are called Early Birds, while those who

See CLASSES, Page 23

Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011



Thought for the Day

An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.
Theophrastus,Greek philosopher (371 B.C.- 287 B.C.)

This Day in History


Authorities in Poland imposed martial law in a crackdown on the Solidarity labor movement. (Martial law formally ended in 1983.)

In 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman sighted present-day New Zealand. In 1769, Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter. In 1862, Union forces suffered a major defeat to the Confederates in the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson arrived in France, becoming the rst chief executive to visit Europe while in ofce. In 1928, George Gershwins An American in Paris had its premiere at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 1944, during World War II, the U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze attack that claimed more than 130 lives. In 1961, American artist Grandma Moses died in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., at age 101. In 1978, the Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar, which went into circulation in July 1979. In 1994, an American Eagle commuter plane crashed short of Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, killing 15 of the 20 people on board. In 2003, Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces while hiding in a hole under a farmhouse in Adwar, Iraq, near his hometown of Tikrit. Ten years ago: The Pentagon publicly released a captured videotape of Osama bin Laden in which the al-Qaida leader said the deaths and destruction achieved by the September 11 attacks exceeded his most optimistic expectations. Five suspected Islamic militants killed nine people in an attack on Indias parliament before being killed themselves. President George W. Bush served formal notice that the United States was withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.


Ernie Pacheco lights a candle in memory of a close friend during the 15th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting,honoring the memories of all children who have died. The Mid-Peninsula Chapter of The Compassionate Friends organized the local observance of the event,which took place Dec.11 at Burlingame United Methodist Church.

In other news ...

Police: Man fakes moms obit to get time off
BROOKVILLE, Pa. Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville after the obit appeared to report the woman was actually alive and well. The woman herself then visited the paper. Brookville police charged 45-year-old Scott Bennett on Tuesday with disorderly conduct. Democrat editor Randy Bartley says he accepted the obituary in good faith after being unable to conrm the funeral arrangements at press time. He told The Derrick newspaper on Friday that the woman was very understanding. Police Chief Ken Dworek says Bennett wrote up the memorial notice because he didnt want to get red for taking time off. The Associated Press couldnt reach Bennett. Lohan made the comments in the January-February issue of Playboy magazine, which features mostly nude photos and a brief story about the starlet. Pictures leaked Lindsay Lohan online Friday, prompting the magazine to release the issue early on its website. The story refers to Lohans infamous bad behavior including two drunken driving arrests, ve jail sentences and ve rehab stints as youthful misadventures. Lohan returns to court Wednesday to update a judge on her compliance with strict new probation requirements that include working at a morgue. Honolulu police say Lohan reported a bag stolen from a vehicle early Sunday morning. The bag was recovered, but its contents are missing. believed it meant women in her age group were grotesque on some level, and told her husband, Its over. Streep played the editor of the ctional Vogue-like magazine Meryl Streep Runway in the movie The Devil Wears Prada. She is now gracing the January cover of the real magazine for the rst time, joking that shes the oldest person to do so. Next, she plays the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the lm Iron Lady, which opens Jan. 13. The January issue of Vogue goes on sale Dec. 20.


Studio offer tats for toys donated for kids

MEMPHIS, Tenn. A Memphis tattoo artist is offering body art in exchange for donated toys for children in need. Toys for Tattoos has become an annual event at Jay Guzmans House of Ink. Guzman says its so busy that he doesnt even count the number of people coming into his shop. In exchange for a new toy worth at least $25, the donor gets a tattoo or a piercing of equal value, according to The Commercial Appeal.

Country singer Federal Reserve Actor-comedian Taylor Swift is 22. Chairman Ben Jamie Foxx is 44. Bernanke is 58. Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz is 91. Actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke is 86. Actor Christopher Plummer is 82. Country singer Buck White is 81. Music/lm producer Lou Adler is 78. Movie producer Richard Zanuck is 77. Singer John Davidson is 70. Actress Kathy Garver (TV: Family Affair) is 66. Singer Ted Nugent is 63. Rock musician Jeff Skunk Baxter is 63. Country musician Ron Getman is 63. Actor Robert Lindsay is 62. Country singer-musician Randy Owen is 62. Actress Wendie Malick is 61. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is 61. Country singer John Anderson is 57. Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert is 57. Singer-actor Morris Day is 55.
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Meryl Streep covers Vogue magazine for first time

NEW YORK Meryl Streep may be one of the nest actresses around, yet she says she believed her career was over 20 years ago. The 62-year-old tells Vogue magazine she was offered three different roles to play a witch after turning 40. She

Lohan says she should have listened to advisers

LOS ANGELES Lindsay Lohan says she should have listened to her advisers, but her stubbornness led to many of her well-documented legal problems.

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CalPERS serving more than 3,000 employers across the state, there is an immediate need to efciently and effectively provide this access. Your meetings must be made available to the public, Gordon wrote in the letter. CalPERS has been discussing the issue with Gordons office for some time, Pacheco said. No board vote is required to air the meetings, Pacheco said. The costs of airing the meetings should not be a factor in making the agency more transparent, Gordon wrote in the letter. Gordon also wants CalPERS committee meetings to be broadcast if they are open to the public. The California State Teachers Retirement System started providing live web streaming last year of its board meetings to the benet of the public, Gordon wrote in the letter. CalSTRS provided video recordings of its meetings to the public on DVDs before deciding to go live. CalPERS has made transparency an issue at the agency as it started posting to its website last year the statements of economic interest and travel expenses of board members and key staff. The agency has been looking to rebuild and strengthen itself after two years of challenges. Broadcasting the meetings could help keep the publics confidence, said San Mateo Councilman Jack Matthews. CalPERS has been the subject of a lot of concern and to whether it is sustainable, Matthews said. When there is a wider audience, the board may consider its actions more carefully. In March, CalPERS established the new position of chief nancial ofcer to be responsible for managing the nancial processes at the organization, including budgeting, accounting, cash management and nancial planning and analysis. The agency did not have a CFO until March and appointed Russell G. Fong to the position, according to CalPERS. Escalating pension costs have caused many cities to implement a second tier of retirement and health benets for new hires as pension costs continually eat up more and more of local government revenue. Locally, the city of Belmont has recently adopted a second tier of benets for its police ofcers as has Foster City. Outgoing Belmont Mayor Coralin Feierbach thinks broadcasting the CalPERS board meetings is a good idea as does San Mateo City Manager Susan Loftus and Foster City Mayor Art Kiesel. Feierbach said she would actually watch the meetings live when they nally are broadcast. I think that is a really good idea, Feierbach said. Especially when it comes to CalPERS investments, how secure the investments are and what yield they produce. CalPERS funding and investments are definitely important topics for the state, Loftus wrote in an email to the Daily Journal. Broadcasting the meetings will help educate the public and shed light on ways to improve the system, Loftus wrote in the email. Since it is the citizens money being spent, the meetings should be aired, Kiesel said. The public deserves to be aware of where their money is being spent particularly in these economic challenging times, Kiesel told the Daily Journal in an email.

Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011

CalPERS to broadcast board meetings

By Bill Silverfarb

Police reports
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Just Married and other wedding-related sayings were painted on vehicle windows on Comet Drive in Foster City before 9:49 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

The largest public pension fund in the United States, CalPERS, will start broadcasting its board meetings live early next year in another effort to increase transparency at the agency. It is the only major state agency that does not broadcast its board meetings live, according to the office of Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park. Board of Administration President Rob Feckner is expected to make the announcement at a Wednesday board meeting in Sacramento, said Brad Pacheco, public affairs chief at the California Public Employees Retirement System. CalPERs investment fund is at about $235 billion now, down from its peak of $260 billion in 2007. The agency, however, has gained back more than $65 billion in its investment portfolio since the market low in March 2009. The agency handles retirement benets for more than 1.6 million current and retired public employees and also manages the health care benets for more than 1.3 million public employees and their families. The meetings will likely be broadcast live in February, Pacheco said. Weve been proceeding in that direction, Pacheco said. We will implement both audio and video broadcasts. Pacheco is not sure, however, if a broadcast system will be fully in place by February. Gordon urged the agency to air the meetings through a letter to the board last week. With pension issues on the forefront of policy debates at the state and local levels, and

Theft. Sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 1600 block of Albemarle Way before 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Theft. Cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 1700 block of Toledo Avenue before 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Theft. A pallet of merchandise was stolen from a trailer on the 1500 block of Rollins Road before 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Theft. A man reported that someone who worked at his fathers estate stole jewelry on the 2600 block of Summit Drive before 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Robbery. A man approached a woman sitting in a car, opened the car door and took her purse on the 800 block of Cowan Road before 11:26 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Theft. A woman reported that her mother who had recently died kept her jewelry at Magnolia of Millbrae senior assisted living and that some of it was missing on before 11:26 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Burglary. Speakers, seat covers, an air lter, headlight assembly and other parts were stolen from a vehicle on the 500 block of Palm Avenue before 7:19 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Fraud. A man reported his grandfather wired $2,400 to someone in the Dominican Republic on the 200 block of Magnolia Avenue before 1:06 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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an Mateo County elementary school students are invited to enter SamTrans annual art competition, Art Takes a Bus Ride. The theme for the contest, which is co-sponsored by the San Mateo County Ofce of Education, is Get Out & Ride. Draw a picture of a destination you visited while riding on SamTrans. Include drawings of people and a SamTrans bus in your artwork. A variety of media, including water color, acrylic, crayon and collage, can be used. A total of six designs will be selected from the student submissions, with two winners from each grade division grades 1-2; 3-4; and 5-6. The artists winning entries will be featured on ad cards inside SamTrans buses, and on the special SamTrans Art Bus, which is wrapped in the colorful art work of the artists. For the contest rules and entry form visit www.samtrans.com. San Mateo County teachers interested in more information and how to submit student entries, can call Katie Ghazarian, San Mateo County Office of Education, at 802-5337. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. *** Madeline Ouye of San Mateo received the Community Service Award from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at the annual Senior Awards Reception on Friday, May 20. Of 12 outstanding senior awards presented, the three Community Service Awards recognize seniors who are actively involved in volunteering services outside the university using the skills that have been attained through their education while showing an outstanding ability to represent the ideals set forth by the college. *** In June, the American Association of


Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011

Local nurses to join strike

Sutter nurses in San Mateo and Burlingame will be among those walking off the job next week as part of a one-day Bay Area strike to protest what they say are sweeping cuts to patient advocacy and health care coverage. The strike scheduled for Dec. 22 is expected to involve up to 4,000 Bay Area registered nurses employed at eight Sutter hospitals, according to the California Nurses Association. Nearly 2,000 registered nurses at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Southern California will join them in solidarity. In San Mateo County, Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame and San Mateo will be affected. The nurses say Sutters proposed cuts will endanger patient care and their own ability to provide adequate care for their families. We staunchly refuse to be silenced on patient care protections. As nurses, we speak up and we insist on standards that safeguard our patients, but Sutter doesnt want to hear about anything that might cut into their huge prots, Sharon Tobin, a registered nurse at Sutter Mills-Peninsula in Burlingame, said in a prepared statement. But Sutter, in its own pre-strike announcement, said the nurses union is unfortunately choosing to strike during the holidays when it is especially difcult for patients and families. Sutter Heath said the average full-time nurse earns $136,000 annually, receives an employer-paid pension plan worth $84,000 annually in retirement, has 40 paid days off each year and most have the option of a 100 percent employer-paid health benets package. A part-time nurses earns an average of $105,000 with similar benets, Sutter said. The unions call for new and enhanced benets will increase the cost of health care, Sutter said in its statement. Next weeks planned walk out comes on the heels of a similar protest Sept. 22 which CNA was spurred by nearly 200 demands for major contract concessions made by the hospital giant despite amassing over $3.7 billion in prots since 2005. The CNA argues that Sutter Health netted $3.7 billion in prots in the past six years all while asking nurses to make concessions like paying thousands of dollars more annually in out-of-pocket medical expenses and restrictions on doctor choices, reduced benets for employees working less than 30 hours a week, reduced maternity leave and disciplining nurses who dont meet arbitrary patient satisfaction goals based on budget priorities. Aside from cuts to their own benets, local nurses said at the September walkout they were protesting parent Sutter Healths decision to close specialized pediatric care, acute rehabilitation, dialysis and skilled nursing care services.

University Women awarded six students each with a $2,000 scholarship for the next school year. This years recipients included: Meskerem Daba, a student at Caada College who left Ethopia in 2005; Christelle Etienne, a Skyline College student who will transfer to the University of California at Berkeley in the fall to major in international relations with a focus in political science; Jenna Murphy, who is transferring from Caada to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to study math; Thomas Lewis, a biology major from College of San Mateo who will continue to pusue his dream of becoming a doctor at the University of California at Davis; Brayan Pelayo, a CSM student who will transfer to Berkeley in hopes of becoming a human rights lawyer; and Patrice Reed, a re-entry student at CSM who is studying psychology at Berkeley.
Class notes is a column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Heather Murtagh. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at heather@smdailyjournal.com.

Violations found at Head Start centers

By Kimberly Haing

Poll: State voters support tax hikes to help schools

By Brookoe Donald

SAN JOSE Nearly two-thirds of likely voters in California support Gov. Jerry Browns recent proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy and raise the statewide sales tax to stave off further budgets cuts to education, according to a poll. The survey by the Public Policy Institute of California found, however, that voters continue to give low marks to their elected ofcials and believe the government does not look out for them. That distrust could make it hard for Brown to push through his plan, which he would like to put before voters in November. Browns proposal would increase the sales

tax by half a cent, to 7.75 percent, for four years and raise taxes on individuals earning more than $250,000 for ve years. It would raise about $7 billion a year. Sixty percent of likely voters said they support the proposal, while 36 percent opposed it, and 4 percent said they dont know. The poll did not break out support for different aspects of the proposal, and the responses were split predictably along party lines. Seventy-eight percent of registered Democrats favored the plan, compared with 39 percent of registered Republicans. National polls show strong support for increased taxes on higher earners but far less support for tax increases that would be applied more broadly.

WASHINGTON A machete left near an outdoor play area. Household chemicals accessible to preschoolers. Widespread failures to conduct criminal background checks of employees. These violations and others were found at Head Start centers across the country, according to a report released Tuesday by the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services. Head Start is the federal program with roots in President Lyndon Johnsons War on Poverty that today provides early education services to nearly 1 million poor kids nationwide. The federal government gives grant dol-

lars to public, non-prot and for-prot programs to provide the services. Other safety violations found at centers: A screw protruding from a bookcase at childheight level in Longmont, Colo.; a childrens bathroom in Edna, Texas, without lighting for months; and expired infant formula found in the refrigerator in the District of Columbia. The IGs review was compiled using 24 audits of Head Start grantees running 175 facilities in seven states Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Colorado and California and District of Columbia from May 2009 to October 2010. While the review was of just a fraction of the approximately 1,600 Head Start grantees, it still raises red ags about the safety of children in such programs.



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Mary, Roberta (Brad) and Charles (Amy); grandchildren Rebecca, Daniel (Cathron), Kendra, Darren, Lisa (Reil) and Amy (Matt); great-grandchildren Declan, Jacob, Molly, Vegas and Atom. Also survived by brother Burton and sister Betty. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Visitation and viewing from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive, Millbrae. Memorial Service at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame. Donations in Bobs memory can be made to Travelers Aid Intl;1612 K St. N.W. No. 206; Washington, D.C. 20006 http://www.travelersaid.org. survived by her daughter Ariella and her husband Larry, her son Silvio and his wife Marcia and four grandchildren: Douglas, Nicole, Jessica and Eric. She was a native of Zoppola, Italy, age 83. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at St. Roberts Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. Anthony Foundation or the American Cancer Society. As a public service, the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 250 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the familys choosing. To submit obituaries, email information along with a jpeg photo to news@smdailyjournal.com. Free obituaries are edited for style, clarity, length and grammar. If you would like to have an obituary printed more than once, longer than 250 words or without editing, please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at ads@smdailyjournal.com.


Robert W.Tempas
Robert W. Tempas, born Sept. 25, 1922, died Dec. 7, 2011. Bob grew up in the farming village of Adell, Wisc., the fourth of six children. He served in the Navy from 194446. Bob married Helen Christus in 1952 and they were together for 59 years. He was a proud and loyal employee of Western Condensing Co., Foremost Foods Co. and ForemostMcKesson, Inc. for more than 40 years. Bob moved his family to California in 1961 for work and continued to raise his family in Millbrae. He and Helen were longtime members of First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame. Bob was active in the church, serving as elder, Sunday school teacher, church treasurer and as a longtime member of New Horizons. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen in August 2011, his sister Mary and brothers Ned and Walter. He is survived by his children Fred (Joan),

On Tuesday, the Millbrae City Council will hold its annual rotation meeting. It will be the last meeting for Mayor Dan Quigg and Councilman Paul Seto. Vice Mayor Marge Colapietro will become mayor while Wayne Lee and Robert Gottschalk, who were both recently elected, will be sworn in. The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at City Hall, 621 Magnolia Ave., Millbrae. On Tuesday, the San Bruno City Council will vote on an updated joint use agreement with the San Bruno Park School District for shared use of indoor and outdoor facilities through Aug. 31, 2021. The current agreement, signed Oct. 1, 2007, expired last year but both parties have since continued with the terms including procedures for sharing the facilities, recovery of direct costs, operation of the afterschool program, the districts annual payment to the city for maintenance of Belle Air and Parkside athletic elds and insurance provisions. The updated agreement, which will go before the school board Wednesday, requires the district to submit a schedule of events to the city at least 30 days before the start of each school year; acknowledgment of eld lights and scoreboard for Lions Fields along with the process for future improvements like synthetic turf and ownership of such projects; ability for local sports organizations to continue use of district facilities; waiver of rental fees for city and districts use of each others property except for any additional personnel costs; allowance for existing and new after-school recreation programs at each school campus; annual payments from the district to the city for maintaining the elds at Belle Air and Parkside; insurance requirements; and an early termination clause that can be executed by either party with at least 180 days written notice. Field maintenance costs are estimated to be $12,110 for the current scal year. Both sides will meet in future years to adjust the costs as needed. At the same meeting, the council will select a new vice mayor. In other business, the council will hear an oral report about the schedule for renovating the Treetops (Pacic Bay Vistas) apartment complex. The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road. The board meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the District Ofce, 500 Acacia Ave.

Valentina Bomben
Valentina Bomben died Dec. 12, 2011. Valentina was a wonderful wife, mother and Nonna and will be greatly missed by family and friends here and in Italy. She was the loving wife of the late Afro Bomben for 58 years and is

The Burlingame Elementary School District Board of Trustees will discuss its eld use agreement with the city of Burlingame during its meeting Tuesday. While the contract is not yet up for a vote, staff is asking to clarify the boards goals for the updated agreement. Those will be shared with the citys Park and Recreation Commission during its January meeting. At the same meeting, the board will discuss the facility use fee schedule and set a summer camp rate. Rates differ depending on the group requesting use such as nonprot or for-prot and the groups location, with a discounted rate going to people and companies located within Burlingame. The board meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the District Ofce, 1825 Trousdale Drive. On Thursday, the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District Board of Trustees will consider entering into a contract with TBWB Strategies, not to exceed $50,000, to provide public information and outreach to the community regarding the facility and technology needs of the district. The board meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at the District Ofce, 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City. San Bruno elementary school boundaries should remain the same, according to a recommendation by the district development advisory committee which will present the suggestion to the Board of Trustees Wednesday. A group was assembled to reassess the district conguration since sixth graders will begin attending Parkside Middle School in the 2012-13 school year. The group found that the idea of creating elementary schools of similar size by changing boundaries would further complicate the lives of families and students. It was this realization that led to the recommendation to leave the boundaries alone. The committee is also requesting the board revisit direction to the committee regarding its direction with a possible school closure. The board meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the District Ofce, 500 Acacia Ave. Recology San Mateo County is launching its Coats for Kids Program this week to collect new and gently used coats to donate to those in need of a warm coat during the cold weather season. Through Friday, Dec. 16, drivers from Recology will collect coats curbside from homes on their collection day in Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Menlo Park, Redwood City and San Carlos. Residents in the participating communities are asked to place coats in a clear plastic bag marked Coats for Kids and to then place the bag next to or on the top of their blue Recycle cart on their regular collection day this week.


shut down the Port of Oakland for the daytime shift and were coming back in the evening. Mission accomplished. Organizers called for the Shutdown Wall Street on the Waterfront protests, hoping the day of demonstrations would cut into the prots of the corporations that run the docks and send a message that their movement was not over. The closures economic impact, however, wasnt immediately clear. The longshoremens union did not ofcially support the protests, but its membership cited a provision in its contract that allowed workers to ask to stay off the job if they felt the conditions were unsafe. Some went home with several hours pay, while others left with nothing. Oakland Longshoreman DeAndre Whitten was OK with it. I hope they keep it up, said Whitten, who lost about $500. I have no problem with it. But my wife wasnt happy about it. Others, such as the truck drivers who had to wait in long lines as protesters blocked gates, were angry, saying the demonstrators were harming the very people they were trying to help. This is joke. What are they protesting? said Christian Vega, who sat in his truck carrying a load of recycled paper. He said the delay was costing him $600. It only hurts me and the other drivers. We have jobs and families to support and feed, he said. Most of them dont.

Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011

Protesters halt operations at some ports

By Terry Collins

Local briefs
Food bank seeks donations for holiday season
A food bank that serves Peninsula and South Bay residents in need has received fewer cash and food donations than usual this year, and is seeking help from the community as the holidays approach. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties says its donations are down compared to last year; the organization is only about a quarter of the way to its goal of raising $11.3 million and collecting 1.6 million pounds of food. Ofcials with the food bank say the number of people the organization is serving has increased by nearly 50 percent in the past few years, and that the holiday season is a critical time. We are so grateful for the support we have received from the community so far, but we really need to collect more cash and food donations if we are going to meet the rising need, food bank CEO Kathy Jackson said in a statement. The greatest need is for cash donations, which the food bank can turn into two meals for each dollar donated. Food items that are needed most include peanut butter, beans and canned tuna and other canned meats, according to the organization. Cash donations can be given online at www.shfb.org or by calling (866) 234-3663. Second Harvest is also accepting food at its locations on Curtner Avenue in San Jose and Bing Street in San Carlos, as well as at Safeway stores and other barrels placed at various locations around the region. For more information about where to donate visit www.shfb.org.

OAKLAND More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at some of the West Coasts busiest ports Monday, forcing terminals in Oakland, Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt operations. While the protests attracted far fewer people than the 10,000 who turned out Nov. 2 to shut down Oaklands port, organizers declared victory and promised more demonstrations to come. The truckers are still here, but theres nobody here to unload their stuff, protest organizer Boots Riley said. We

Around the Bay

Oakland police allowed to use tear gas
SAN FRANCISCO Oakland police approved using tear gas on protesters in the tense days leading to a violent clash with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in late October, records released Monday conrmed. Operational plans for the tear-gas fueled raid on the downtown Oakland Occupy camp on Oct. 25 showed the Police Department authorized using chemical agents if commanders on the scene said they needed it to disperse crowds. The documents released in response to a public records act request by The Associated Press also show undercover ofcers were shooting video during the early morning raid.

Protests boost sales,fears of sonic blaster

By David Dishneau

QUANTICO, Va. Rather than batons or rubber bullets, some police departments have started using an intense beam of sound to manage protesters, but the annoying tone has drawn criticism from some who say it can cause permanent damage. More U.S. police and emergencyresponse agencies are using the so-called Long-Range Acoustic Devices instead of megaphones or conventional loudspeakers for crowd control. The leading manufacturer, LRAD Corp. of San Diego, said the product was developed as a nonlethal option for military use. Some people who have been on the receiving end call the devices sound can-

nons. A woman is suing the city of Pittsburgh claiming the piercing tone from a police blaster during the 2009 G-20 summit permanently damaged her hearing. There were reports that New York City police used the punishing tone on protesters, though the department said it used the device only to broadcast messages. LRAD (pronounced L-rad) said its products offer police something louder than a megaphone and more benign than rubber bullets and tear gas for managing crowds, defusing hostage situations and communicating at from a safe distance with dangerous suspects. All of these events have helped bring interest to LRAD as new way to take care of these type of situations where they havent had them before, company spokesman Robert Putnam said.

Woman killed while crossing street identified

The female pedestrian struck by a car and killed while crossing Ralston Avenue Sunday evening was identied by the San Mateo County Coroners Ofce as Lourdes Gallegos, 71, of San Mateo. The collision on the 900 block of Ralston Avenue was reported just after 5:30 p.m., Capt. Dan DeSmidt said. Gallegos was struck by a 1983 Chevrolet and died at the scene. The driver, a 20-year-old Belmont man, stopped immediately and is cooperating with police, DeSmidt said. There is no indication that drugs or alcohol were factors.

How Trees Benet Our Health While Absorbing Air Pollutants

By Paul Larson
MILLBRAE As a Past President of the Millbrae Lions Club I was recently asked to take on the position of Tree Planting Chairman. It is a goal of the current Lions Clubs International President for all Lions Clubs across the world to plant one million trees during the 2011-2012 term. This new responsibility reminded me of a plan I had in the back of my mind to donate a number of trees on behalf of the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS for planting on several sparsely landscaped strips at Saint Dunstans Church in Millbrae. Ive always been a fan of planting trees, and my new task as Tree Planting Chair gave me an excuse to follow through with this previous goal. I immediately put my plan into action, so as of this writing 17 good sized Redwood Trees have already been planted at Saint Dunstans which will grow up tall and lush (see the picture to the right of me with one of the trees on the day they were planted). Trees are a major life sustaining feature of our planet. They not only help secure the ground they are planted in, but are the home to countless numbers of species. Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) in addition to other harmful pollutants from the atmosphere, and during photosynthesis they release the oxygen we breathe. An acre of trees absorbs enough CO2 over one year to equal the amount produced by driving a car 26,000 miles. If everyone reading this article planted one new tree at their home it would not only create a noticeable improvement in everyones quality of life but also would benefit future generations.


Historically San Mateo County had a vast population of healthy old growth Redwood Trees. In the 1800s a large portion of these tall majestic trees were cut down to feed the quickly growing need for lumber in the up and coming city of San Francisco. During this gold rush period little was known of the benefits in keeping these trees alive and healthy. Realistically we still need lumber today, and now the lumber industry regularly replaces the trees they harvest with new young trees. Trees are a good renewable resource if used in a responsible manner, and many more trees have to be planted than harvested to support societys needs. We all have a chance to help by planting our own new trees and replacing those which may be unhealthy or have died. Tying this topic into our role at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS is easy. Wood is used in caskets, urns, paper and other items needed for funerals. The CO2 absorbed by trees is permanently locked into the wood used to craft these items therefore keeping it out of the atmosphere. My goal is to keep planting trees where ever I find the need as to help replenish this vitally essential and health-nourishing resource. If you ever wish to discuss cremation, funeral matters or want to make preplanning arrangements please feel free to call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS in Millbrae at (650) 588-5116 and we will be happy to guide you in a fair and helpful manner. For more info you may also visit us on the internet at:


Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011



Spending bill takes shape in Congress

By Andrew Taylor

Appointment or election?
Method to fill San Carlos school board vacancy to be determined
By Heather Murtagh

WASHINGTON Weary after a year of partisan bickering, lawmakers reached a tentative agreement Monday on a sprawling $1 trillion-plus spending bill that chips away at military and environmental spending but denies conservatives many of the policy changes they wanted on social issues, government regulations and health care. Environmentalists succeeded in stopping industry forces from blocking new clean air regulations and a new clean water regulation opposed by mountaintop removal mining interests. But anti-Castro lawmakers appeared likely to win concessions that would weaken administration efforts to ease restrictions on Cuban immigrants on travel to the island and sending cash back to family members there. On spending, the measure implements this summers hard-fought budget pact between President Barack Obama and Republican leaders. That deal essentially freezes agency budgets, on average, at levels for the recentlycompleted budget year that were approved back in April. Drafted behind closed doors, the proposed bill would pay for the war in Afghanistan but give the Pentagon just a 1 percent boost in annual spending, while the Environmental Protection Agencys budget would be cut by 3.5 percent.

By Judy Lin

State mental health dept. gets overhaul Burlingame man charged with murdering roommate
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

Whether a special election or an appointment could be used to fill two openings on the San Carlos Elementary School District Board is set to be decided Thursday. On Nov. 8, San Carlos Elementary School trustees Carrie Du Bois and Mark Olbert were both elected to new positions. Du Bois will join the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees while Olbert will join the San Carlos City Council. As a result, there are two vacancies on the board. On Thursday, the three-member board will decide whether to call a special election or conduct an appointment process to fill the spots. Board Vice President Seth Rosenblatt noted that although two discussion meetings were previously held, Thursdays meeting will be the first public meeting with the new board. For Rosenblatt, the main consideration has been time. An election would mean the new trustees wouldnt be chosen until May or June leaving the board to work with only three employees for about six months. Should someone be sick or out of town, the board could not meet. Rosenblatt also mentioned being approached by many residents worried about the cost of an election, which could run about $60,000. Trustee Adam Rak, the newest member of

the board, shares the same concerns. Only having three trustees could create challenges during a time when the district is making important decisions about facilities and the budget. It would always require a unaniCarrie Du Bois mous vote to move forward, he said. Filling vacancies to elected positions is often debated. A special election would mean the two spots will be open for some time. An appointment is a cheaper option for the district but is sometimes criticized by those who see the process as not democratic. Alternatively, if the board doesnt make a decision between appointing or holding an election within 60 days, San Mateo County Superintendent Anne Campbell can call an election to fill the vacancy. Should the board opt for a special election, Superintendent Craig Baker will craft a resolution bringing it back to the board for immediate action. The resolution would then be submitted through the county. The election would be handled through the regular county elections process. Should an appointment process be the chosen path, Baker has suggested a timeline of accepting applications through 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9. School board members will review the applications before Thursday, Jan. 12. It will be on Jan. 12 that a school

board meeting will be held at which each candidate will be asked to address the board for up to three minutes about his or her candidacy. After he or she has spoken, the board president will ask one randomly drawn Mark Olbert question of the candidate who will then have two minutes to answer. After all candidates have spoken and answered a question, the board will discuss the candidates. If a decision is not made that evening, which is Bakers intention, the board could choose finalists and schedule a candidateforum style meeting Thursday, Jan. 19. After the public forum, the board will make its final appointment. Newly appointed trustees would join the board Thursday, Jan. 26. One possible candidate is civil engineer Peter Tzifas who was one of three candidates who ran for the board during last months election. With only two spots open for the election, Rosenblatt and Rak were elected. The board meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Central Middle School library, 828 Chestnut St., San Carlos.


By Michelle Durand

SACRAMENTO, California has begun transitioning its mental health services program to concentrate care on the most serious patients residing in state mental hospitals and prisons, but the cost-cutting move is raising concerns about patient care from state workers. The state announced last week it will hand off more responsibility for public mental health programs to counties as part of Gov. Jerry Browns ongoing push to move services to Californias local governments. The administration says the reorganization will allow the state to form a new Department of State Hospitals that focuses exclusively on 6,300 patients in state hospitals and prisons.

A 64-year-old Burlingame man who allegedly beat his roommate to death and left the body for days in their apartment was formally charged yesterday with murder but authorities are still not certain what weapon, if any, was used. Lawrence Arthur Hoffman asked for a court-appointed attorney but did not enter a plea to murder or the special allegations he used a deadly weapon against an elderly victim. The last allegation makes Hoffman ineligible for probation if he is convicted in the death of 70-year-old Joseph Cosentino, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Cosentino died from multiple injuries caused by blunt force, said Coroner Robert Foucrault. The preliminary findings will be nalized in a few weeks and Foucrault said possibly then there will be a more detailed conclusion on what Lawrence inicted the blunt force. Hoffman Hoffman was arrested Thursday, Dec. 8 after Burlingame police received a tip from his acquaintance that he may have killed his roommate. The man did not know Hoffmans address or the name of the roommate. The police traced Hoffman to a Glendale,

Calif. hotel room using his cellphone and he directed them back to the apartment on the 1900 block of Garden Drive just south of the Millbrae border where he lived with Cosentino. Cosentinos body was inside the hallway and police believe he had been there at least a few days and possibly up to a week. Neither Hoffman nor Cosentino have any significant criminal history in San Mateo County. Burlingame police reported Hoffman moved in with Cosentino approximately three months ago and their relationship was more nancial than friendship. Hoffman returns to court Dec. 20 to identify his attorney and enter a plea to the charges. He remains in custody without bail.

Houses passes pipeline safety bill

By Joan Lowy

WASHINGTON The House passed a bill Monday that doubles the maximum ne for pipeline safety violations, but ignores several key recommendations arising from investigations of deadly natural gas explosions and high-prole oil spills over the past two years. The compromise bill was passed by a voice vote. Senate action is expected this week, perhaps as early as Tuesday. The bill extends federal safety oversight of 2.3 million miles of gas, oil and other liquid pipelines through 2015. It also doubles the maximum ne for safety violations to $2 mil-

lion and authorizes the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to hire 10 more safety inspectors. Thats far fewer new inspectors than most safety experts say the agency needs. The bill also doesnt include several safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board in response to a Sept. 9, 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people, injured 58 others and damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes. The board blamed the accident on a series of failures by one of the nations largest natural gas companies, Pacic Gas & Electric Co., but it also said weak federal and state oversight contributed to the tragedy.

Romney grilled on gay marriage by gay N.H. veteran

MANCHESTER, N.H. When Mitt Romney sat down next to a patron wearing a Vietnam veterans cap, Romney wanted to ask him about his military service. But 63-year-old Bob Garon wanted to talk about gays in the military because he is a gay veteran. Garon was sitting in a booth across from his husband, Bob Lemire, at Chez Vachon, a must-stop diner for politicians looking for votes in the New Hampshire primary.

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Garon and Lemire eat there nearly every morning. The owners call them The Bobs. Surrounded by a crush of TV cameras, Romney asked Garon about his tour in Vietnam. But Garon asked if Romney would support efforts to repeal the New Hampshire law that legalized gay marriage in the state and allowed him and Lemire to marry. Romney said he supported the repeal because marriage is between a man and a woman.



Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011

Letters to the editor

Unnecessary force, dark precedent
Editor, Regarding the story $55,000 settlements in pepper spraying of 7-year-old boy in the Dec. 10 edition of the Daily Journal, I am horried. Was the child armed? His teachers saw no other way to deal with the situation? Did they call his parents? Doesnt San Mateo have a Crisis Invention Team trained to assist in such a situation? This incident is a black mark on the San Mateo Police Department. And it doesnt sound like Ofcer George Herald was disciplined. Deputy Police Chief Mike Callagy even defended the pepper spraying because the special ed student would not climb down from a bookshelf. Maybe they are taking cue from John Pike of UC Davis infamy. My heart goes out to the youngster and any other students who witnessed this incident. This boy will be traumatized for life. Do you think this will help his anxiety issues? borrow 40 percent of our spending. The super committee was charged with reducing the budget shortfall by $1.2 trillion, spread over 10 years or $120 billion per year. This is not even a serious discussion. $120 billion is 10 percent of what we borrow each year. In our current spending, $120 billion is less than 4 cents on the dollar. Since World War II, our federal tax revenue has been 18 percent of Gross Domestic Product, regardless of tax rates. Raising taxes will not solve this problem. Cutting spending is our only option. Republicans have conjured up a slick ballot initiative that will prevent funds from being collected through payroll deductions from union members payrolls for political purposes. To make their proposals seem even-handed, the initiative will also disallow payroll deductions being made from non-union corporate employees payrolls. Only unions contributions will be eliminated under this scam, because Republicans dont rely on payroll deductions for their money. We can be sure that the Republican party will hammer their Fairness Message leading up to the election. They will inundate the airwaves with their message to Get special interest money from both sides out of our election campaigns. Republican campaign funds are not culled from payroll deductions, so only the Democratic party will have a major source of its funds cut off. Very slick packaging, and unfortunately, it might work at least until the populace realizes what they were fraudulently sold then, watch out. The entire U.S. population is already rapidly demonstrating its discontent with the status quo, and are working to make needed changes.

All for naught

is the season for cooking up ways to get on Santas nice list. But what about those who feel the holidays are also a good season for cooking up meth? Seems over in Tulsa, Okla., Elizabeth Halfmoon, 45, tried to make methamphetamine inside Walmart. After six hours of being in the store, security guards reportedly grew suspicious, found her mixing drain cleaner and sulfuric acid with starter uid in a bottle and were told she didnt have enough money to buy the necessary chemicals. The solution was obviously a little in-store chemistry. Maybe next time somebody is hungry and poor they can likewise whip up an appetizer platter in the grocery section. In any case, Santa probably offers up some points for ingenuity although Halfmoon may have been better off claiming her six-hour visit was a way to occupy the corporate retail giant and the chemical stew a newfangled way to stay warm. What Santa better ask, though, is why security needed six hours to have its red ags pop up? Were the other shoppers really so dazzled by red-hot deals that they didnt notice some red-hot chemicals burning through the air? Tell Santa to bring Ms. Halfmoon a pharmacy gift card for some strong allergy medicine. Everybody else involved needs a strong pair of glasses and maybe a detective kit. But Halfmoon is far from the only person tempting coal or at least in strong need of a how-to book on their Amazon wish list. For example, San Fernando Mayor Mario Hernandez would certainly benet from Holding public ofce for dummies. In a town already reeling from scandals like the police chiefs illicit liaison with a cadet, the mayor topped the shock-meter by announcing at a City Council meeting that he was declaring both personal and corporate bankruptcy. Then he conrmed rumors of an affair with fellow councilmember Maribel de la Torre. Then he shushed his wife who was in the audience when she tried to protest and had police escort her out before leaving with his paramour. Naughty, naughty, naughty on so many levels. Does enjoying the real-life reality show place the rest of us in danger of falling in favor, too? Of course, not everybody is content to let the chips fall where they may. In North Miami Beach, a 24-year-old veteran cop and her fellow employee reportedly tried to curse the city manager with a Santeria ritual because he was cutting the departments budget. The plot was uncovered when the janitor reported that the women asked him to scatter birdseed (the basis of all good curses) in and around the managers City Hall ofce. Sounds like a plan the wife of good Mayor Hernandez could appreciate. It also goes to show that one persons silliness is another persons crime and one persons naughtiness is another persons morning chuckle around the water cooler. Then there are the holiday events that dont quite fall into either camp, like the Chicagobased strip club that is trading one free lap dance for one unused, unwrapped toy. Last years toy drive, accompanied by what they described as a stripper-ed rendition of the The Nutcracker collected ve carloads of toys given to area churches for needy children. Even those who look askance at this type of entertainment cant dance around the fact of its benet. At least in this instance, naughty actually is nice.
Michelle Durands column Off the Beat runs every Tuesday and Thursday. She can be reached by email: michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone (650) 344-5200 ext. 102. What do you think of this column? Send a letter to the editor: letters@smdailyjournal.com

Leonard Stone El Granada

Disagree with employment headline

Editor, There is something very telling about a newspaper running a headline like your Saturday edition (Jobless rate lowest since 09 Dec. 3). During my years as a major in journalism at the University of Oregon, had I written such an unfounded and inaccurate headline, I would have received a pronounced F on that days assignment. Shame on you for taking the Obama administrations bait on such a deceiving and untrue unemployment statistic. It is at-out false and misleading to the American people as the president pulls out all the stops for reelection.

Julie Muller San Mateo

Corzine versus Madoff

Editor, Bernie Madoff promised eager investors more than he could deliver. When the bubble nally broke, he admitted that he is a fraud. Jon Corzine testied to congress that he has no idea where $1.3 billion went. This man was the CEO of MF Global, a brokerage rm responsible for millions of client money. The rumors are they gambled on risky foreign investments which failed. For his crimes, Bernie Madoff will never see freedom again. Does anyone think Jon Corzine will go to prison? Makes you want to apologize to Bernie Madoff, doesnt it.

Ruben Contreras Palo Alto

What are Republicans afraid of?

Editor, What are the Republicans afraid of? If the People they keep referring to are as disillusioned with Obama as Republicans claim, he wont be re-elected. Without enough votes, Obama goes. Simple. Are they afraid he will win anyway, being the choice of the people? Are they afraid that democracy will prevail, despite their tricks and efforts to the contrary? Seems that way, which implies that Republicans are not so condent that the people are against Obama, the right-wing rhetoric notwithstanding. Perhaps the underlying reason is that if Obama wins a second term, and gets congressional support, it may spell the end of Republican power play for many years, perhaps decades, and with that the catering to special interest of those topping the well-todo pyramid. With a second term and support from both houses, Obama will likely be able to make a real difference and get the country back on solid track, economically, socially, educationally, environmentally and scientically not to mention our security and standing in the world. That will demonstrate what Democrats can do without Republican obstruction, in sharp contrast to George W. Bushs reign, and pave the way for another eight years of continued progress in the spirit of the Constitution.

Dwight L. Schwab Belmont

Laughing out loud

Editor, Whoever writes the headlines on your police report (and many other heads, as well) deserves multiple kudos (and a big raise). Clever, clever, clever. No kidding, you make me laugh out loud more days than not. This person should be featured (and, I hope) have a second job as a stand-up comic.

Keith C. De Filippis San Jose

Cutting spending is our only option

Editor, Our federal government utilizes a system of baseline budgeting which allows for every expenditure to increase between 7 and 10 percent every year, automatically. All of the proposed spending cuts fall below this 7 to 10 percent automatic increase. In other words, the draconian budget cuts that have been described as budget busting are accurately dened as a reduction in the rate of increased spending. U.S. debt has reached 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product. Greece, which has economically failed, has a debt level of 120 percent of Gross Domestic Product. If we could keep our borrowing limited to $1.2 trillion per year, we would not reach the crisis stage of Greece until 2015. The federal government collects $2.4 trillion in annual tax revenue. The federal government spends $3.6 trillion annually. We

Bonnie Remsberg El Granada

Slick Republican move

Editor, Our conservative brethren are amazing. First they managed to strip the collective bargaining rights of public service employees unions in Wisconsin. But that victory triggered an amazing backlash that removed two of their state senators. Now, the same backlash is proceeding in an effort to remove their right-wing governor. But the Wisconsin backlash apparently didnt register with our own California Republicans. As reported in the Dec. 8 edition of the Daily Journal (Measure would curb political inuence of employee unions), California

Jorg Aadahl San Mateo

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Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011



Stocks end sharply lower

Dow 12,021.39 -1.34% Nasdaq 2,612.26 -1.31% S&P 500 1,236.47 -1.49% 10-Yr Bond 2.0090 -2.10% Oil (per barrel) 97.849998 Gold 1,663.90
By Daniel Wagner

Wall Street
quarter revenue will be lower than expected because of supply chain problems caused by massive flooding in Thailand. Intel is considered a bellwether for the computer industry because its chips are used in a wide range of products. The Dow closed down 162.87 points, or 1.3 percent, at 12,021.39. It was down as much as 243 points before rising in the nal hour of trading. Mondays loss erased nearly all of the Dows gains from last week. The S&P 500 lost 18.72 points, or 1.5 percent, to close at 1,236.47. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 34.59, or 1.3 percent, to close at 2,612.26. Moodys said earlier in the day that it will review the credit ratings of all European Union nations in the rst quarter of next year. The statement doused optimism among investors that had lifted stocks and other risky investments. Prior to Monday, the S&P 500 had risen 8.3 percent over the past two weeks. Moodys said Europe remains in a critical and volatile stage. The pact, Moodys noted, does not address Europes immediate problem: the crushing debt loads of some nations and their rising borrowing costs.

Big movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Vulcan Materials Co.,up $5.15 at $38.70 Martin Marietta Materials launched a hostile takeover bid for the rival construction materials company with a $4.74 billion stock offer. Salesforce.com Inc.,down $7.81 at $116.07 A Cowen analyst downgraded the cloudcomputing companys stock citing slower growth and an increase in competition. ING Groep NV,down 68 cents at $7.15 The Dutch bank and insurer said it will launch offers to buy back $7.7 billion of its own debt trading below face value. Ferrellgas Partners L.P.,down $1.04 at $19.79 A Raymond James analyst downgraded the propane companys stock, saying that it could have trouble paying its large amount of debt. Nasdaq Intel Corp.,down $1.01 at $24 The chip maker cut its fourth-quarter revenue outlook to below Wall Streets expectations due to shortages of hard disk drives. Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.,up $2.03 at $36.04 Federal regulators approved a new version of the drug companys pain treatment which comes with patent protection until 2023. Netix Inc.,up $4.37 at $75.26 A story by DealReporter said that Verizon might try to buy the video subscription company instead of building a rival service. Diamond Foods Inc.,down $9.26 at $31.30 The snack food maker said that it will delay ling its scal rst-quarter results due to an ongoing accounting investigation.

Stocks closed sharply lower Monday after doubt emerged that last weeks historic agreement to bind the budgets of European countries more closely together will solve the regions nancial crisis. Fitch Ratings said the region will face a signicant economic downturn as it wrestles with its sovereign debt crisis for another year or more. Moodys Investors Service said the summit produced few new measures. Guy LeBas, chief xed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, said the agreement kicks off a process that has a chance of solving the next crisis, not this one. The euro hit a 10-week low against the dollar, plunging nearly 2 cents. Yields on Italian bonds rose as investors fretted about that nations debt burden. European stocks fell. Treasury yields fell as investors shifted money into U.S. government debt. All 10 industry groups in the Standard & Poors 500 index fell, led by banks and energy stocks. Falling stocks outnumbered rising ones four-to-one on the New York Stock Exchange. Intel Corp. dragged the Dow Jones industrial average lower, falling 4 percent after the chipmaker said its fourth-

Fed nears plan to clarify rate direction

By Martin Crutsinger

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the public. Its ready to go further still. A Fed policy meeting Tuesday will likely focus, in part, on an evolving plan to reveal the direction of interest rates more explicitly. The Fed may decide, for example, to regularly update the public on how long it plans to keep short-term

rates at record lows. The new communications strategy could be unveiled as soon as next month. Most analysts expect no announcements Tuesday about the new strategy or any further steps to try to strengthen the economy. They think the Fed wants to delay any new programs, such as additional bond purchases, to see if the economy can continue the modest gains its been making. Still, the U.S. economy remains vulnerable, especially to the impact of the

nancial crisis and likely recession in Europe. So the Fed is keeping its options open. Its already taken numerous unorthodox steps to try to lift the economy. December, for example, will mark three years since it cut its key rate, the federal funds rate, to a record low of between zero and 0.25 percent. It has also bought more than $2 trillion in government bonds and mortgagebacked securities to try to cut long-term rates and lower borrowing costs.

Report: Home flipping drove housing bubble


LAS VEGAS The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says real estate investors drove the housing bubble that led to record foreclosures in Nevada, California, Arizona, Florida and other

states. The report released last week says the nancial crisis was amplied by the rise and fall of housing prices during the last decade. The report says investors who used mortgage credits to purchase multiple residential properties helped inflate

home prices. According to the report, more than a third of all U.S. home mortgages granted in 2006 went to people who already owned at least one house. Those buyers then defaulted in large numbers after home values began to drop.

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Intel cuts 4Q outlook citing supply shortages

SANTA CLARA Chip maker Intel Corp. caused shares for the entire microchip sector to sink when it cut its fourthquarter revenue outlook Monday. Intel is the latest technology company to feel the impact of hard disk drive shortages stemming from monsoonal ooding in Thailand. The worlds largest maker of microprocessors says it now expects fourth-quarter of $13.4 billion to $14 billion, down from $14.2 billion to $15.2 billion during the key holiday quarter. Wall Street was looking for revenue of $14.65 billion, according to FactSet. Shares of Intel, based in Santa Clara fell $1.01, or 4 percent, to $24 on Monday. Rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. saw its shares slide 24 cents, also 4.3 percent, to $5.30. Texas Instruments, meanwhile, fell 81 cents, or 2.7 percent, to close at $29.13.


Lowes stands by decision to pull ads

NEW YORK Home improvement chain Lowes plans to stick by its decision to yank its ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims amid growing debate over the move. California Sen. Ted Lieu said Sunday that he is considering calling for a boycott of Lowes Cos., sparking criticism of the chain from both inside and outside of the Muslim community. On social media web site Twitter, actor Kal Penn began directing people to a petition on signon.org in support of the TLC cable network show, All-American Muslim. By Monday afternoon, there were about 9,200 signatures. U.S. Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is Muslim, released a statement Monday condemning Lowes for choosing to uphold the beliefs of a fringe hate group and not the creed of the First Amendment.

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Golden States Biedrins eager for comeback

By Janie McCauley

OAKLAND Andris Biedrins fully understands why the Golden State Warriors went searching for his replacement. He might have done the same thing considering his drastic fall off the past two years. The 7foot Latvian center lost his edge, and his condence right along with it. He also lost nearly a full NBA seasons worth of games to injury 72 in all.

When he was on the court, Biedrins often looked a step behind as he desperately tried to rediscover his timing. Obviously I didnt play my game the last two seasons. I dont blame them if they started looking for Andris Biedrins another guy because I was not really great the last two seasons, Biedrins said. Thats the way the

business is. Theres nothing you can do about it but come back and play strong and prove to them again that youre worth being where you are right now. ... It makes you a little bit stronger, too, that theyve started looking for somebody else. You say, No way, I can prove to them Im better than those guys theyre looking for. Biedrins sure looks the part of a determined veteran these days. He arrived for the opening day of training camp Friday showing off his visibly bigger upper body, the result of a rigorous

training regimen, rst in his home country over the summer, and then in Santa Barbara for the past two months. He gained 15 pounds of muscle and now weighs 256 pounds. I still didnt lose any of my quickness, so thats good, Biedrins said. With Biedrins posing in his white No. 15 jersey for Mondays media day photo shoot, teammate David Lee had a little fun. This doesnt mess with his modeling contracts does it? Lee quipped.

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Offensive offense
By Josh Dubow

SANTA CLARA The San Francisco 49ers dont seem to have much momentum heading into the stretch run after losing two of their last three. What they do have is a growing list of concerns, most of them on offense. Running back Frank Gore is hurting, quarterback Alex Smith had his worst performance of the season in Sundays loss to division rival Arizona and the offensive line has surrendered 18 sacks over the past three games. There are also the teams season-long struggles in the red zone, which proved to be the difference against the Cardinals as San Francisco drove inside the 10 three times only to settle for eld goals. On top of that, the NFC West champs have a tough Monday night game against Pittsburgh coming up next. Suddenly, the 49ers grip on the conferences No. 2 playoff seed isnt as strong as it once was, though coach Jim Harbaugh doesnt seem overly concerned. Hey look, we know theres going to be criticism, Harbaugh said Monday. We know theres going to be whys for what happened, for what took place. ... and were not going to talk about it. Were going to talk about it to our players, to our team, and make a real effort as we always do to try to address (them) and get them xed. Well take on those problems. At 10-3, San Francisco is tied with New Orleans for the second-best record in the NFC behind unbeaten Green Bay. The 49ers have the edge over the Saints in tiebreakers based on conference record. Any chance they have of securing a rst-round bye, however, could dwindle if their red zone issues persist. San Francisco has scored touchdowns a league-worst 35.6 percent of the time (16 of 45) from inside the opposing 20. The NFL average is 52 percent. The problem has gotten worse as the season has gone along, too. In their last 19 trips inside the red zone, the 49ers have only three touchdowns with 15 eld

Niners, Raiders slipping

he day after the San Francisco 49ers beat the New York Giants, a guy at the gym was lamenting the fact Giants quarterback Eli Manning shredded the 49ers secondary. That secondary was going to be the downfall of the 49ers, he surmised. To which I replied: a quarterback like Manning is supposed to do that to opposing secondaries. Hes having a monster year and is among the NFLs elite. I dont begrudge Manning. What shouldnt happen, however, is a backup quarterback come off the bench for the second series after the starter got injured and have him light up the 49ers secondary. Thats what happened when John Skelton took over for Kevin Kolb and led the Arizona Cardinals to a come-from-behind 21-19 win over the 49ers Sunday. Things are a lot worse on the other side of the Bay where the Oakland Raiders are quickly seeing their playoff hopes vanish after they were embarrassed on national television in a 46-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Boy, what a difference a month makes. On Nov. 20, the 49ers and Raiders were riding high. Both were atop their respective divisions and it was full steam ahead into the playoffs. Four weeks later, the Raiders are leaking serious oil and the playoffs are pulling away without them. The 49ers, although


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San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh,right,shows his frustration during a timeout as the 49ers squandered a 12-point lead in a 21-19 loss to Arizona Sunday.

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Back-to-back lopsided losses leave Raiders reeling

By Josh Dubow

ALAMEDA The Oakland Raiders have gone from a big-play offense to a turnoverprone one, the defense has been repeatedly gashed by runs and passes and the parade of penalties hasnt slowed down a bit. The three-game winning streak that vaulted the Raiders to the top of the AFC West is a distant memory after back-to-back lopsided road losses. Now Oakland is looking up at Tim Tebow and the Broncos in the standings and is in need of some help to end an eightyear playoff drought.

The rst task is xing the litany of mistakes that doomed the Raiders (7-6) in losses at Miami and Green Bay or it wont matter how much help they get from other teams in the nal three weeks of the season. We understand that Rolando nobodys perfect, middle McClain linebacker Rolando McClain said Monday. Youre not going to play perfect. But you dont want to make the mistakes that weve been making. Theyre

simple mistakes here and there. So we just have to x them. With the Broncos rallying late to win the past two weeks, Oakland has gone from one game up to one game back in the AFC West. The Raiders could still win the division by winning out and having Denver either lose at home to Kansas City or to New England and Buffalo. Oakland also could win the division by beating Kansas City and San Diego in the nal two weeks if the Broncos lose to Kansas City and either New England or Buffalo. Oakland is also one game behind the New York Jets for the nal wild-card spot and will need some help to get into the playoffs that

way as well. Obviously were still in the thick of this thing, we truly believe, in our division and also for the opportunity to play in the playoffs, coach Hue Jackson said. Its still all out in front of us. It doesnt feel that way, obviously, after the last two weeks. The reality is, thats what it is. So on we go. McClain called the 46-16 loss at Green Bay on Sunday embarrassing. It followed a 3414 loss at Miami the previous week as the Raiders have fallen behind 34-0 the past two games.

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championships and wild-card slots. The Cowboys and Giants will face off in the Meadowlands, probably to decide the NFC East. Baltimore is at Cincinnati, with perhaps the division and a wild-card spot on the line. If Seattle and Arizona keep winning, they face off for what could be one of the most unexpected wild cards since the NFL implemented them after merging with the AFL. Detroit visits Green Bay, which could be going for 16-0 while the Lions are trying to squeeze into the postseason for the rst time since 1999. Not that everyone in the running deserves to be there. One or even both of the NFCs wildcard entries might be .500 or 9-7 teams, as compared to 10-6 being required in the AFC. Thats what keeps such teams as the Cardinals (6-7), Cowboys and Giants (both 7-6) going. If Arizona can knock off Cleveland, Cincinnati and Seattle not exactly a murderers row it could ace out an NFC East or North runner-up. The Jets control the second wild-card spot in the AFC behind Baltimore or Pittsburgh. New York has become accustomed to being a wild card, using that route to make the last two conference title games. Win out and the Jets y into the postseason again, but given the way theyve performed this season, its difcult to have condence they can nish out with a six-game winning streak. Well just do what we can do, cornerback Darrelle Revis said. Its good to know we can get it done on our own. More likely, none of the teams chasing wild cards will get it accomplished on its own, and each will be looking for kindness during the holidays. Just look at how the Lions struggled to hold off the wretched Vikings on Sunday. I dont know if you call it dodging a bullet, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said. You know, we got to win, so thats one down, we got three left. Three wins might be too many to ask from them and assorted other contenders. Yet, as we learned in 2010 when Seattle became the rst division winner with a losing record, then knocked off defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans in the wild-card round, a mediocre regular season doesnt preclude playoff success. Hey, Arizona was 9-7 in 2008 and nearly won the Super Bowl. It doesnt matter how you get there, Revis said. Just got to get there.


Playoff picture still cloudy Chiefs fire Haley

By Barry Wilner

By Dave Skretta

NEW YORK The playoffs races became clearer this weekend. And cloudier. As if anyone ever doubted it would happen, the Packers earned a rst-round bye and the Saints secured a postseason berth on Sunday. Green Bay (13-0) will own NFC home-eld advantage with another victory as it pursues perfection. New Orleans will win the NFC South by beating Minnesota this week if Atlanta loses to Jacksonville. Houston, for the rst time since the Texans were born in 2002, made the parade, winning the AFC South a foregone conclusion almost since the day Peyton Manning had neck surgery and was sidelined in Indianapolis. New England, as it always seems to be, is on the verge of capturing the AFC East. Baltimore and Pittsburgh might go all the way to New Years Day to decide the AFC North and possibly AFC home-eld advantage, but both have comfortable leads for a wild-card spot, too. San Francisco grabbed its rst division crown in nine years a week ago, then apparently celebrated too much and blew a game at Arizona on Sunday. Still, the Niners and Saints should battle for the other rst-round bye in the NFC. The rest of the picture is about as welldened as the weather: one day, the Cowboys look good, the next day they are ugly. Same for the Giants or Raiders or Bengals. In the chase for wild-card berths, theres no predicting what the Falcons, Lions and Bears might do in the NFC. Nor the Jets and Titans in the AFC. The best record among them is New Yorks 8-5, a shaky 8-5. Even the Seahawks, Cardinals, Chargers and hold your breath Eagles remain alive. We played like men today, Eagles defensive end Jason Babin said after a 26-10 victory at Miami lifted them to 5-8, hardly a playoff pace in most years. Do we have a chance for the playoffs? Maybe. We were kind of out of it, but guys in this locker room decided, Were going to play and have fun and show you guys we love the game. I think that really rang true the whole day. One thing seems certain: When the NFL season concludes on Jan. 1, there should be plenty of meaningful games, both for division

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The losses kept mounting, the tension kept growing and ultimately Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli decided the status quo was no longer good enough. It was time to part ways with Todd Haley. The Chiefs fired the combustible head coach Monday with the team Haley led to a surprising AFC West title less than a year ago stuck at the bottom of the division following a series of devastating injuries and discouraging blowouts. The Chiefs dropped to 5-8 after Sundays 37-10 loss the New York Jets, their fth loss in six games. Kansas City committed 11 penalties for 128 yards in the dismal performance, including a 15-yarder on Haley for unsportsmanlike conduct that may have sealed his fate. Timing in these situations is always difcult. There never seems to be a right time, Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. We just felt the inconsistent play the team has experienced throughout the season, including yesterdays game, made today the right day to do it. Haley wasnt the only coach red Monday; the Dolphins also dumped Tony Sparano after just four seasons. Jacksonvilles Jack Del Rio was red last month. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will serve as the Chiefs interim coach for the nal three games, and Pioli said he will be considered for the permanent job.

I dont perceive Todd Haley as a mistake, Pioli said. Todd Haley is a good football coach. Ill say that. What we need to do is gure out what direction were headed in and how were going to continue to make progress, how we can get some conTodd Haley sistency back. Haley took over a team that won six games the previous two seasons under Herm Edwards, and he leaves with a 19-27 record in his rst NFL head coaching job. But despite winning the AFC West last season, its hard to tell if the team improved under his watch. The quarterback situation was a mess, even when Matt Cassel was healthy, and the offensive line has three players in Ryan Lilja, Barry Richardson and Casey Wiegmann who may not be back next season. Despite a background on offense, Haley only managed to coax the unit into an average of 293.8 yards, which ranked 28th in the league, and 177.4 yards through the air 30th out of 32 teams. It was that lackluster performance that cost Haley his job. I guess you never expect it because you always try to be optimistic about things, but this is the NFL. Its just the nature of the beast, linebacker Derrick Johnson said. It goes on all the time, throughout the year. I wont say its no big deal its a very big deal for the Kansas City Chiefs right now but this goes on throughout the year.

Sparano out in Miami

By Steven Wine

MIAMI Even before the Miami Dolphins red Tony Sparano on Monday, names of potential successors were being bandied about. Bill Cowher? Jeff Fisher? Jon Gruden? Id like to nd a young Don Shula if thats possible, owner Stephen Ross said. Its no wonder Ross craves some stability. Since Shula retired in 1996, no coach has made it through ve full seasons in Miami. That includes Sparano, red three games from the end of his fourth season, and one day after the Dolphins lost to the Philadelphia Eagles to fall to 4-9. The defeat ended a recent surge by the Dolphins after they lost their rst seven games. With two other NFL teams already in the market for a new coach, Ross didnt want to wait any longer to start shopping. Sparanos dismissal came hours after the Kansas City Chiefs red coach Todd Haley. Jacksonville red coach Jack Del Rio on Nov. 29. General manager Jeff Irelands status had also been in question, but hell be retained and take part in the coaching search, Ross said. Todd Bowles, who had been assistant head coach and secondary coach, becomes interim head coach. Hes the sixth coach since 2004 for the Dolphins, who havent won a playoff game since 2000 and havent reached the Super Bowl since 1984. The Dolphins play Sunday at Buffalo, but theyre already assured of their third consecu-

tive losing season, the longest such streak since the 1960s. The results speak for themselves, Ross said at a hastily called news conference. Were looking to becoming a winning organization, and I thought this was the best Tony Sparano time to make the change and let us go in a direction that will allow us to become that. Joining Ross at the news conference was Ireland, who hired Sparano in Miami and also worked with him in Dallas. Its a difcult day for me, Ireland said. Hes a friend of mine. He has been a colleague of mine from before we got here together. Ross is expected to pursue a coach with star power. But with Ireland remaining in charge of personnel, someone of Cowhers caliber might not be interested in the job. On the other hand, Ireland stressed the need for an experienced coach, which might rule out hiring an assistant. Youre looking for the best candidate out there, a guy who has been in the trenches before, Ireland said. Youre looking for some of the same qualities I saw in Tony a tireless worker, a guy who understands offense and defense. Well talk about those things as the weeks go by, and exactly what were looking for, and iron out a plan that best ts what Mr. Ross is looking for.


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optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on June 22. He went on the disabled list July 17 because of a right shoulder injury that required season-ending surgery Aug. 12. Powell played in 36 games for the As while backing up Kurt Suzuki. Rosales began the 2011 season on the 60-day disabled list with a broken right foot and struggled once he came back June 6. He also spent time in Triple-A.


McFadden to injury has certainly impacted this team, as has a lack of receiver production. Despite all this doom and gloom, there is actually a good side to this story. Isnt it great its not the same ol, same ol 49ers and Raiders fans have experienced for a decade? That we can actually talk about playoff scenarios for both teams? I heard whispers begin a couple weeks ago of a Bay Bridge Super Bowl. Fans can now enjoy the experience of watching their teams again, without having that thought in the back of the mind they would lose this week. Both squads have given fans hope for the future. The best part of all this is the future looks bright for both teams. Considering both organizations brought in new head coaches this season, who were then handcuffed by the lockout, the fact Oaklands Hue Jackson and San Franciscos Jim Harbaugh have their teams back on the national radar means the year is a success. Lets face it. No one really, truly thought either team would be this good, this soon. Both are at least a year ahead of schedule. If both teams continue this steep learning curve over the next several years, that Bay Bridge Super Bowl might actually become a reality.

Baseball notes
OF Rowand signs minor league contract with Marlins
MIAMI Veteran Aaron Rowand has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will contend for a job as a backup outelder. The 34-year-old Rowand hit .233 with four homers in 108 games for San Francisco last season. His best year was in 2007, when he hit .309 with 27 homers and 89 RBIs as an All-Star for Philadelphia. If Rowand is added to the 40-man roster, hell receive the major league minimum $480,000, which would be offset from the $12 million owed in the nal season of $60 million, ve-year deal the Giants released him from in September.

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already assured a spot in the postseason, are belching smoke themselves and limping to the nish line. Since the Har-bowl game on Thanksgiving night, the Niners nd themselves losers of two of their last three. The answer is simple for San Francisco a lack of production in the red zone. Kicker David Akers is going to shatter all the 49ers singleseason points records, but its never a good thing when youre kicker is your best offensive weapon. The 49ers are doing a good job moving the ball between the 20s, but once they get inside their opponents 20, the offense bogs down. The 49ers kicked four eld goals Sunday, three inside the red zone. What happens if they punch those in for six points instead of three? The 49ers problems appear xable, however. The Raiders? Wow. Dont even know what to make of them. Oakland has lost their last two in surprisingly bad fashion, losing games on the road to Miami (34-14) and Green Bay. There have been times this year theyve looked like one of the top teams in the NFL, but follow that up with a terrible loss. The defense hasnt really stopped anybody and the offense has gone in ts and starts. The loss of running back Darren

Diamondbacks sign INF Ransom to minor league deal

PHOENIX Cody Ransom has signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 35-year-old inelder, who grew up in the Phoenix area, appeared in 12 games for the Diamondbacks last season. He had ve hits in 33 at-bats, including two doubles and a home run. He also has had stints with four other major league clubs since 2001. Ransom spent most of last season with Reno, Arizonas Triple-A afliate, where he hit .317 with 27 home runs and 92 RBIs.

As agree to terms with Barton, Rosales, Powell

OAKLAND The Oakland Athletics have agreed to one-year contracts with inelders Daric Barton and Adam Rosales and catcher Landon Powell. Also on Monday, the As tendered contracts to all the unsigned players on their 40-man roster, including six who remain eligible for arbitration pitchers Andrew Bailey, Dallas Braden, Joey Devine, Gio Gonzalez and Brandon McCarthy along with outelder Ryan Sweeney. Barton made Oaklands opening-day roster and started at rst base but struggled and was

RHP Badenhop traded from Marlins to Rays

MIAMI Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies. Badenhop pitched the past four seasons for the Marlins. He went 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 50 games this year.

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Biedrins received a specic assignment from his new coach last week: rebound every ball possible and block shots. Sounds simple enough, though Biedrins struggled to handle even his fundamental tasks the past two seasons. Coach Mark Jackson isnt worried about getting much more than that from Biedrins, who can be an anchor for our defense. The Warriors have plenty of other go-to guys who can take care of the scoring load. They had hoped to nally nd a player to take some pressure off Biedrins, signing Clippers center DeAndre Jordan to a four-year

offer sheet Sunday worth approximately $42.7 million. Instead, Los Angeles matched the restricted free agents offer Monday, keeping Jordan in Los Angeles and leaving the Warriors still searching for another big man. He told me after the rst practice he needs what got me my job in the league just rebound every single ball and block shots. Those are the two main things, Biedrins said. I promised him that. I told him I have a different mindset, I had a good break and I came back and I feel good, I feel strong. And I will give everything that he needs. The 25-year-old Biedrins, the 11th overall pick in the rst round of the 2004 draft, has averaged only 5.0 points and just more than seven rebounds per game the past two years. He missed 23 games last season with a sprained left ankle, including the nal 14. Thats after he entered the year convinced he was nally fully healthy again after a tough stretch of physical challenges. He was sidelined for the nal 23 games of the 2009-10 season following surgery for a sports hernia and played only 33 contests in all because of groin problems. His 5.0 points and 7.8 rebounds that season were his lowest totals since becoming a regular player in 2006-07 then his rebounds fell to a 7.2 average last season. He hasnt had much chance to nd a consistent rhythm. All of that brought Biedrins down. A couple injuries set me back. I came back and wasnt so sure about myself and it was downhill from there on, he said. Now, I feel good about myself. I had a great offseason. I think a lot of things are different now and now is the right time to get it back. Biedrins considers this a fresh start under Jackson, a rst-time coach determined for the Warriors to start playing serious defense.

He has emphatically declared Golden State a playoff team even though the franchise has reached the postseason only once since 1994. In July 2008, the Warriors re-signed Biedrins to a six-year contract worth more than $62 million, a nice reward for the restricted free agent who was coming off career highs of 10.5 points and 9.8 rebounds in his fourth NBA season. He also led the NBA in eld-goal percentage, making 62.6 percent of his shots. Biedrins had shown signs of becoming an allaround presence and force in the low post, not just a rebounding specialist. Now, Jackson wants him to get back to the basics. Even Jackson noticed from afar that Biedrins lost his condence. Im a coach who believes in him, and Ive already delivered the message that hell get every opportunity to get back what he once had, Jackson said. Watching him, you can see ashes of what made him a special player great size, length, the ability to alter shots, rebound the basketball, nish at the rim. A lot of things where you can see hes a starting center in this league that I really like. Biedrins has grown up away from basketball, too. He became a rst-time father in April to a baby boy, Emils. I think him having a family now really changed him over the summer, star guard Monta Ellis said. He looks like and feels like the old Andris, so time will tell. I hope everything were taking from training camp and starting the rst day will carry on. Biedrins is convinced he can return to that former steady form. I do. I really do, and Im on that path right now. I wont let anything drag me down, Biedrins said. Now is my chance. The last two years were horrible for me. I know that, and everybody knows that.

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Orlando Magic CEO meets with Howard

By Kyle Hightower

ORLANDO, Fla. The relationship between Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic appears to be improving at least a bit. Magic chief executive ofcer Alex Martins said he sat down with the AllStar center Monday morning, a day after Howard said he hadnt spoken to general manager Otis Smith since asking the team to be traded,. Martins said he remains condent things still can be done to convince Howard that Orlando can build a championship team. We have to continue to do whats right for this organization to win a championship and the rst piece of that is keeping Dwight, Martins said at the teams annual media day. And were doing everything we can to ensure that we do that. All I would say from a fans standpoint is I believe, I

want them to believe and I think we need to continue to show Dwight that we do want him here. ... Our fans need to make sure that we Dwight Howard show him the love. Then, after speaking at length for two straight days about all that was wrong with management, Howard said that the door remains open for him to re-sign. As of a right now, I have on a Magic uniform. ... If its meant for me to stay here, then Ill stay, Howard said. I love this city and theres no place Id rather be than Orlando. I just want to make sure that we have the right things here so we can win a championship. And Im all about change. If youre willing to change and willing do what it takes to win,

then youve got me. You only get one time around the track. Theres no reset button. You dont want to miss out on any opportunity to win, Howard added. You gotta do what it takes to win. Howard can opt out of his current contract in July 2012. Smith has previously given his agent, Dan Fegan, permission to speak with New Jersey, Dallas and the Los Angeles Lakers about possible trades. Martins said that despite Howards claim Sunday that none of his input has been taken into account by management in regards to what changes hed like to see the Magic make, that the trade for Boston big man Glen Big Baby Davis was one they did do. Its a conversation, Martins said. Its not a be all, end all. And I do think that Dwights input is important and were gonna continue to solicit Dwights input. But, the nal decisions rest on Otis. Otis is the head of

this basketball operation. And he is the only one that knows how all the pieces will t together properly. And he can solicit input from anyone and he will solicit input. But at the end of the day, its Otis decision to make, he said. A trade of forward Brandon Bass for Davis and guard Von Wafer was ofcially announced Monday afternoon, a few hours after both took pictures in their new Magic uniforms. Shooting guard Jason Richardson, who was an unrestricted free-agent, also re-signed. Davis, who played against Howard on the AAU circuit growing up and opposite him in the 2004 McDonalds All-American Game, said he understands the kind of passion Howard has in this situation. Weve talked and I understand where hes coming from, Davis said. Asked if he thinks he can talk Howard into staying, Davis was jokingly optimistic.

Probably can, he said. Ill probably have crumpets and tea tomorrow and hopefully talk things out and see whats up. As far as what happens in the meantime, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy admitted that its difcult to do some things on the court with the uncertainly around Howard. But he said his approach to the day to day wont change while its being resolved. Theres all kinds of things that can be distractions in this league, Van Gundy said. There are always distractions and theres always somebody whos a little bit unhappy for different reasons. So this is nothing new. With every NBA team this year, I guarantee you nobodys got a team on the oor where all 12 or 13 guys are happy all the time and there are no distractions. Theres always some distraction, he said. And ours might just be a little bit bigger than some.

Nets owner challenges Putin for Russian presidency

By Jim Heintz

MOSCOW After a week of surprising challenges to his authority, Vladimir Putin faces a new one from one of Russias richest and most glamorous gures: The billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets says he will run against him in Marchs presidential election. The announcement Monday by Mikhail Prokhorov underlines the extent of the discontent with Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for a dozen years rst as presi-

dent, then as prime minister. It comes on the heels of Saturdays unprecedented nationwide protests against Putin and his party, United Mikhail Russia. Tens of Prokhorov thousands of people gathered in the streets to denounce alleged election fraud favoring United Russia in Dec. 4 parliamentary elections.

The fraud and the partys comparatively poor showing in the elections losing about 20 percent of its seats, although it retained a narrow majority galvanized longmarginalized opposition forces to conduct a startling series of demonstrations, including an enormous rally of at least 30,000 in Moscow alone. In yet another challenge to Putin, his former nance minister, Alexei Kudrin, said Monday he was ready to work to form a new party. At a news conference announcing his candidacy, Prokhorov refrained

from criticizing Putin or President Dmitry Medvedev, but he said society is waking up. Those authorities who will fail to establish a dialogue with society will have to go, he declared. Medvedev has promised on his Facebook page that the alleged vote fraud will be investigated. But Putins spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, predicted Monday the probe will show that little vote fraud occurred and that it had no effect on the outcome. Peskovs comment signaled that Putin who served as Russias

president in 2000-2008 and stepped over to the premiership because of term limits is holding firm, despite the protests that were the largest in post-Soviet Russia. It is unclear how effective a challenger Prokhorov might prove to be. His wealth, estimated by Forbes magazine at $18 billion, and his playboy reputation may turn off voters who resent the gargantuan fortunes compiled by tycoons even as countless Russians struggled through the economic chaos of the 1990s after the Soviet Union collapsed.


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interception rate that is the second worst in the NFL since 2000 as the Raiders passing offense struggles without injured receivers Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore. The running game has been hampered by the early decits and the lack of big plays in recent weeks with Darren McFadden sidelined. Oakland has gone more than 14 quarters and 99 carries without a run of at least 20 yards after having 19 in the rst 9 1/2 games. You got to go back to the drawing board, Jackson said about the injuries. What you once were, youre not. You can probably get away with that for a couple of weeks and fool people before they realize what you really are. Then what you have to do is go back and do something to give yourself the best chance to win. What I do know is, regardless of what you do, whatever scheme you come up with, you cannot turn the football over. You just cant do it. The defense has allowed 345 yards rushing the past two weeks as Oakland could not contain Reggie Bush or Ryan Grant, generated only one turnover and forced just ve punts. The team has also committed 21 penalties in room on their mandatory day off, and only punter Andy Lee spoke to reporters. Injured linebacker Patrick Willis declined an interview request, saying he would speak once hes back playing. Smith walked through but did not stop. Even Harbaugh was tight-lipped when asked about Gores disappearance in the second half against the Cardinals. San Franciscos career rushing leader, Gore had 10 carries for 72 yards and was virtually absent in the second half Sunday after scoring a 37-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. I dont have an answer for you, Harbaugh said. Hes got some (health) things. Hes not 100 percent. The 49ers managed only 78 yards in the second half against Arizona while Smith struggled all day


the losses, increasing Oaklands league-worst total to 130 a record-setting pace. We have not consistently played on defense the way I envisioned our defensive football team playing. We have not xed the penalty issue that has hurt this team tremendously, Jackson said. We got some work to do here. Ive always said that and I dont run from that. Everybody thinks you put magic on it and you do it and it just goes away. It takes time. The problem for the Raiders is that time is running out. Notes: McClain talked for the rst time since being arrested Dec. 1 in Alabama on misdemeanor assault, firearms and other charges. He declined to comment on the arrest. ... Ford (left foot) and Moore (right foot) ran with a trainer Monday in what Jackson described as an encouraging sign. But he would not say whether they will be healthy enough to practice Wednesday. ... Jackson said he still expects to get RB Darren McFadden (right foot) back at some point this season and stressed that he will not need surgery. McFadden has not played since Oct. 23. with his accuracy. The San Francisco quarterback, who has been stellar most of the season, was 18 of 37 for 175 yards but completed only 2 of 8 throws inside the red zone. He was also sacked ve times. That was in stark contrast to the way Smith played two weeks earlier when the 49ers beat the Cardinals 23-7. In that game, Smith passed for two touchdowns, completed 17 of 23 passes for 274 yards and compiled a season-best 142.3 passer rating. Harbaugh doesnt expect things to get easier for the 49ers in the coming weeks as teams jockey for position in the postseason. Youre the hunted now, youre not the hunter as much, Harbaugh said. You have a target on your back. Thats raised. Not saying it wasnt like that before, but that expectation, that bar has raised.

Crosby RAIDERS out again

By Will Graves

PITTSBURGH The tests indicate Sidney Crosby doesnt have a concussion. Crosbys body isnt quite so sure. The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar said Monday hes dealing with a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms and is out indenitely. Crosby, who missed more than 10 months after taking shots to the head in successive games in January, hasnt played since developing a headache following a 3-1 loss to Boston last week. I ended up skating the following day after with a little bit exertion and it just didnt feel right, Crosby Sidney Crosby said. After kind of talking with everyone it was better to be cautious here and not take any chances. The 24-year-old former MVP passed an ImPACT test designed to diagnose concussions last Wednesday but didnt travel with the team on a road trip through Philadelphia and New York over the weekend. Instead he remained in Pittsburgh hoping to play when the Penguins host Detroit on Tuesday, but those plans were scuttled when symptoms popped up over the weekend during what he called light exertion. Crosby stressed it wasnt back to square one but acknowledged it could be awhile before he plays.

Oakland is the rst team to fall that far behind in successive weeks since the 1984 Buffalo Bills, according to STATS LLC. For some reason or another we got off track a little bit in the actual game, safety Mike Mitchell said. The only thing we can do is just work on the mistakes that we made this past week, keep our heads down, keep grinding and get things fixed going into Sunday. Now, we are desperate. We got to win these games to hopefully win the division, and thats what our goal is. Oakland had appeared to have things on track during a three-game winning streak as new quarterback Carson Palmer settled into his role. But almost nothing has gone right the past two games. Palmer has thrown ve interceptions the past two games, giving him 13 in six-plus games with Oakland. He has a 5.9 percent

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goals and one interception. That includes Sundays 0-for-3 effort. Harbaugh acknowledged hes involved in the red zone play-calling but doesnt plan to take on a bigger role despite the problems. Offensively we moved the ball and then didnt take as much of an advantage of the turnovers and the opportunities in the red zone that we could have. ..., Harbaugh said. There was a lot of opportunities to win the football game and we did not get it done. A handful of players trickled into the locker

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Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011


Syracuse is Seahawks keep slim playoff hopes alive new No. 1

Seahawks 30, Rams 13

Jim Boeheim has been coaching for 35 years and one thing he has learned is that players are able to focus on basketball even when there is a whirlwind around them. The Syracuse program has been in the headlines since former assistant coach Bernie Fine was alleged to have molested two former ball boys. Quietly, the Orange have found a way to the top of The Associated Press Top 25. Young kids constantly have different things going in their lives, school, relationships, how they are playing, a million things go through their minds, Boeheim said Monday. They have the ability to focus on things they have to do and they get it done. Its a great thing about kids, that older people tend to get caught up or get unfocused, get caught up more in outside inuences and cant separate them. Kids arent like that. They focus on what they control and go forward. Its a good thing about being young. The Orange (10-0) jumped from third to No. 1 following losses this weekend by Kentucky and Ohio State. They received 51 rst-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Syracuse was No. 1 in the 1987-88 preseason poll and for six weeks in 1989-90. Its something that means a lot to a program. Were proud to be No. 1 in the country, Boeheim said. Its an honor but obviously in todays world you could only be there until your next game if youre not careful. Theres so much balance out there. I think its still a big honor for our players to get to that spot and we have played well. We have to play better but thats OK because its a great challenge and were looking forward it. The Oranges big win this season was over then-No. 10 Florida, but they have been impressive in the others, especially on the defensive end behind Boeheims famous 2-3 zone. I think one thing is we have balance offensively and defensively, Boeheim said. We have really good balance. I think thats important to have a great team. We have the balance individually and as a team and thats whats really good about this team.

SEATTLE Doug Baldwin picked a national stage to remind the rest of the NFL what they passed up in last Aprils draft. Baldwin, an undrafted rookie out
vs.Steelers 5:30 p.m. ESPN

of Stanford, blocked a rst-quarter punt that was returned by Michael Robinson 17 yards for a touchdown, then caught a 29-yard TD pass from Tarvaris Jackson in the third quarter as the Seattle Seahawks pulled away

for a 30-13 win over the staggering St. Louis Rams on Monday night. Seattle (6-7) won for the fourth time in five games and kept alive its slim hopes for reaching the postseason. The Seahawks likely would need to win out to potentially make the playoffs a reality, but theyre at least back in the

conversation after a 2-6 start. Marshawn Lynch topped 100 yards rushing for the fth time in the last six games, nishing with 115 on 23 carries. He scored a touchdown in his ninth straight game on a 16-yard run with 2:57 left to put away Seattles 13th win in its last 14 games against the Rams.

@ Seattle 1:15 p.m. FOX

@ St.Louis 10 a.m. FOX

Playoffs TBD

Atlantic Division W Philadelphia 18 N.Y.Rangers 17 Pittsburgh 17 New Jersey 15 N.Y.Islanders 9 Northeast Division W Boston 18 Toronto 15 Buffalo 15 Montreal 12 Ottawa 13 Southeast Division W Florida 16 Washington 15 Winnipeg 13 Tampa Bay 12 Carolina 9 L 7 6 9 13 12 L 9 11 12 11 13 L 9 12 12 16 18 OT 3 4 4 1 6 OT 1 3 2 7 4 OT 5 1 4 2 4 Pts 39 38 38 31 24 Pts 37 33 32 31 30 Pts 37 31 30 26 22 GF 101 83 94 76 62 GF 94 91 79 74 91 GF 82 88 82 79 79 GA 81 60 75 84 88 GA 59 94 79 77 105 GA 77 89 92 101 108 East

New England N.Y.Jets Buffalo Miami South Houston Tennessee Jacksonville Indianapolis North Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland West Denver Oakland San Diego Kansas City W 10 8 5 4 W 10 7 4 0 W 10 10 7 4 W 8 7 6 5 L 3 5 8 9 L 3 6 9 13 L 3 3 6 9 L 5 6 7 8 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 Pct .769 .615 .385 .308 Pct .769 .538 .308 .000 Pct .769 .769 .538 .308 Pct .615 .538 .462 .385 PF 396 327 288 256 PF 330 266 193 184 PF 320 282 285 178 PF 269 290 324 173 PA 274 270 341 246 PA 208 251 252 382 PA 202 198 270 254 PA 302 354 299 305

vs. Detroit 1 p.m. FOX

@ K.C. 10 a.m. CBS

vs.San Diego 1:15 p.m. CBS

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vs.Tampa 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Kings 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Ducks 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Canucks 7:30 p.m. CSN-CAL

@ Colorado vs,Colorado vs.Oilers 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. CSN-CAL CSN-CAL CSN-CAL

SATURDAY BOYSSOCCER Sacred Heart Prep 1,Mountain View 1 Halftime score 0-0.SHP goal scorer (assist) I. Polkinhorne (Zdeblick). Records Sacred Heart Prep 2-0-2 overall. GIRLSSOCCER Mitty 8,Notre Dame-Belmont 1 ND-B goal scorer Parque. Records Notre Dame-Belmont 0-1 WCAL,2-2-1 overall. BOYSBASKETBALL Lowell Invitational consolation championship Balboa 48,Carlmont 47 Balboa 20 12 8 8 48 Carlmont 13 11 15 8 47 BALBOA (fg ftm-fta tp) Jones 2 0-0 4,Burnnoski 8 0-2 16,Untalon 2 2-2 6,Bender 3 2-3 8,Anderson 2 0-0 4, Brown 4 0-0 8, Poblete 1 0-0 2.Totals 22 49 48.CARLMONT Cox 2 3-5 7,Faulkner 1 0-0 2, Prado 1 3-3 5,Costello 6 1-2 18,Malik 1 0-0 2,Kaptanoglu 1 1-2 3,Hobbs 3 1-1 8,Moore 0 2-3 2.Totals 15 11-16 47. 3-pointers Costello 5, Hobbs (C). Records Carlmont 3-2 overall; Balboa 6-1.

NFL HOUSTON TEXANSWaived WR Derrick Mason. MINNESOTA VIKINGSPlaced WR Stephen Burton on injured reserve. Signed WR Emmanuel Arceneaux from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSPlaced LB Jacob Cutrera and DT John McCargo on injured reserve. Signed DT Frank Okam from the practice squad. Released RB Nic Grigsby from the practice squad. NBA BOSTON CELTICSAcquired F Brandon Bass from Orlando for F Glen Davis and G Von Wafer. Signed F JaJuan Johnson and G ETwaun Moore.Re-signed G-F Sasha Pavlovic. CHICAGO BULLSRe-signed F Brian Scalabrine. CLEVELAND CAVALIERSRe-signed G Anthony Parker.Waived forward J.P.Prince. DALLAS MAVERICKSRe-signed F Brian Cardinal.Signed F Vince Carter. DETROIT PISTONSWaived G Richard Hamilton and G Kareem Rush. HOUSTON ROCKETSSigned F Marcus Morris. Claimed G Jeremy Lin off waivers from Golden State. Added G Ibrahim Jaaber to the training-camp roster. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERSMatched the Golden State offer for C DeAndre Jordan. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVESSigned F Derrick Williams. PHILADELPHIA 76ERSRe-signed C Tony Battie. TORONTO RAPTORSAgreed to terms with G Anthony Carter. NHL NHLFined San Jose F Andrew Desjardins $2,500 for boarding Chicago D Sami Lepisto in a Dec. 11 game. Fined Boston F Brad Marchand $2,500 for slew-footing Pittsburgh D Matt Niskanen in a Dec. 5 game. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAssigned F Ben Smith to Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSRecalled C Dane Byers from the Springeld (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGSFired coach Terry Murray. Named assistant coach John Stevens interim coach. NASHVILLE PREDATORSAssigned D Jonathon Blum to Milwaukee (AHL).

Central Division W Chicago 18 Detroit 18 St.Louis 17 Nashville 14 Columbus 8 Northwest Division W Minnesota 20 Vancouver 18 Edmonton 14 Calgary 14 Colorado 13 Pacic Division W Dallas 16 Phoenix 15 San Jose 15 Los Angeles 13 Anaheim 8 L 8 9 9 11 17 L 7 10 13 13 16 L 11 11 10 12 16 OT 4 1 3 4 4 OT 3 1 3 2 1 OT 1 3 2 4 5 Pts 40 37 37 32 20 Pts 43 37 31 30 27 Pts 33 33 32 30 21 GF 99 89 71 77 71 GF 79 97 83 73 78 GF 73 77 75 65 67 GA 92 62 62 79 99 GA 64 71 80 80 91 GA 78 76 64 67 95

N.Y.Giants Dallas Philadelphia Washington South x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay North y-Green Bay Detroit Chicago Minnesota West

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Saturday,Dec.17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming (8-4) vs.Temple (8-4),11:30 a.m.(ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise,Idaho Utah State (7-5) vs.Ohio (9-4),2:30 p.m.(ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego State (8-4), 6 p.m.(ESPN) Tuesday,Dec.20 Beef OBradys Bowl At St.Petersburg,Fla. Marshall (6-6) vs.FIU (8-4),5 p.m.(ESPN) Wednesday,Dec.21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU (10-2) vs.Louisiana Tech (8-4),5 p.m.(ESPN)

Two points for a win,one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Mondays Games New Jersey 5,Tampa Bay 4 Tuesdays Games Los Angeles at Boston,4 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo,4 p.m. Carolina at Toronto,4 p.m. Dallas at N.Y.Rangers,4 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh,4 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington,4 p.m. Vancouver at Columbus,4 p.m. New Jersey at Florida,4:30 p.m. N.Y.Islanders at Montreal,4:30 p.m. Calgary at Nashville,5 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg,5:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado,6 p.m.

W L T y-San Francisco 10 3 0 Seattle 6 7 0 Arizona 6 7 0 St.Louis 2 11 0 Sundays Games New Orleans 22,Tennessee 17 Baltimore 24,Indianapolis 10 N.Y.Jets 37,Kansas City 10 Detroit 34,Minnesota 28 Houston 20,Cincinnati 19 Jacksonville 41,Tampa Bay 14 Atlanta 31,Carolina 23 Philadelphia 26,Miami 10 New England 34,Washington 27 Arizona 21,San Francisco 19 Denver 13,Chicago 10,OT San Diego 37,Buffalo 10 Green Bay 46,Oakland 16 N.Y.Giants 37,Dallas 34 Mondays Game Seattle 30,St.Louis 13

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Obama says Iraq wont stand alone

WASHINGTON Eager to put the long and divisive Iraq war to rest, President Barack Obama declared Monday those days are over with the last American troops heading home, but he pledged the U.S. would remain committed to the edgling government they leave behind. He and Iraqs leader somberly saluted Americas war dead at Arlington National Cemetery. A war is ending, the president said, standing with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House. U.S. troops are leaving with honor and with their heads held high, said Obama, who strongly opposed the war as a candidate for the White House. The last American troops are to be out of Iraq by Dec. 31. Thousands of others are still in Afghanistan. Just 6,000 remain in Iraq, down from 170,000 at the wars peak in 2007. The withdrawal will cap a war in which nearly 4,500 Americans were killed, roughly 32,000 were wounded, hundreds of billions of dollars were spent and the American political debate was consumed until economic woes brought attention back home. Obama had already said weeks ago that he was Barack Obama pulling all troops by years end, leaving his appearance with al-Maliki to focus instead on whats next a relationship both leaders described as rich in shared interests, from education to oil, politics to security. To the Iraqi people, who still face massive challenges in rebuilding a society ripped apart by nearly nine years of war, Obama said: You will not stand alone. The United States, in fact, needs the help of Iraq in dealing with the volatile Middle East and two of neighbors in particular, Iran and Syria. In getting out of Iraq, Obama emphasized that our strong presence in the Middle East endures and the United States wont soften in its defense of its interests.


A Moss Beach man who allegedly sawed at the neck of his female roommate with a serrated knife because she reported him for driving while intoxicated may be mentally unt to stand trial, according to his defense attorney. In return, David Jon Vanalstine, 57, appeared in court yesterday to either settle his case or conrm a David Jan. 23 trial date. Instead, Vanalstine criminal proceedings were put on hold while doctors evaluate whether he is able to aid in his own defense against charges of attempted murder, assault, domestic violence and using a knife. The doctors conclusions are due back Jan. 24. Sheriffs deputies arrested Vanalstine at his Pillar Ridge Estates residence Dec. 2, 2010 after responding to a call by the 56-year-old victim. She told dispatchers she had been stabbed by Vanalstine, who was still inside the home. Vanalstine allegedly held the woman down on the couch by her hair and began sawing at her neck with a serrated knife from her carotid artery to her ear, according to the District Attorneys Ofce. The attack came days after Vanalstine was sentenced to 45 days in jail for an earlier 2010 misdemeanor drunk driving conviction with priors. Police believe the victim turned Vanalstine in on the charge. A judge stayed the sentence until the end of January, leaving Vanalstine free from custody. If he is tried and convicted in the new case, he must still serve time for the preceding DUI in addition to any term imposed for the roommate attack. He is currently held without bail.

President calls on Iran to give back downed U.S.drone

By Matthew Lee

Data shows drop in child abuse


NEW YORK Fears that persisting economic woes would increase child abuse in the U.S. have proved unfounded, according to the latest federal data. A comprehensive new report, to be formally unveiled Wednesday, shows overall abuse and neglect gures declining slightly between 2008 and 2010, and child fatalities dropping by 8.5 percent during that span.
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The recession hasnt had the draconian effect that some feared, said Richard Gelles, dean of the University of Pennsylvanias School of Social Policy and Practice and an expert on child welfare. The doom and gloom predictions havent come true. The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services said the estimated number of victimized children dropped from 716,000 in the 2008 scal year, when the recession began, to 695,000 in 2010.

WASHINGTON The Obama administration said Monday it has delivered a formal request to Iran for the return of a U.S. surveillance drone captured by Iranian armed forces, but is not hopeful that Iran will comply. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. wants the top-secret aircraft back. We have asked for it back. Well see how the Iranians respond, Obama said during a White House news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday. He wouldnt comment on what the Iranians might learn from studying the downed aircraft. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said its difcult to know just frankly how much theyre going to be able to get from having obtained those parts. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Panetta said theyre not optimistic about getting the drone back because of recent Iranian behavior that Clinton said indicated that the path that Iran seems to be going down is a dangerous one for themselves and the region. We submitted a formal request for the return of our lost equipment as we would in any situation to any government around the world, Clinton said.


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Tiniest babies are growing up healthy

By Lindsey Tanner

CHICAGO One is a healthy rst-grader, the other an honors college student majoring in psychology. Once the tiniest babies ever born, both girls are thriving, despite long odds when they entered the world weighing less than a pound. A medical report from the doctor who resuscitated the infants at a suburban Chicago hospital is both a success story and a cautionary tale. These two are the exceptions and their remarkable health years later should not raise false hope: Most babies this small do poorly and many do not survive even with advanced medical care. These are such extreme cases, said Dr. Jonathan Muraskas of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. They should not be considered a benchmark to mean that doctors should try to save all babies so small, he said. The report involves Madeline Mann, born in 1989 weighing 9.9 ounces, then the world record; and 7-year-old Rumaisa Rahman, whose 9.2-ounce birth weight remains the worlds tiniest. Rumaisas birth weight was initially reported as several ounces less, but that gure was based on a different conversion scale. Two other babies born since 1989 weighed less than Madeline, and a German girl was born last year at her same birth weight. The report was released online Monday in Pediatrics. It addresses a question that was hotly debated when Madeline was born 22 years ago, remains hot now and still has no answer: What is the real age of viability? No one knows, said Dr. Stephen Welty, neonatology chief at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston. Muraskas and the reports co-authors say most newborn specialists consider babies born after 25 weeks of pregnancy to be viable

Sometimes tiny babies with zero chance of surviving show signs of life at birth, and may be able to breathe for a short time if put in an incubator and hooked up to a breathing machine and intravenous treatments.
likely to survive and so they should receive medical intervention if necessary to breathe. Younger babies are generally in a gray zone, where intervention isnt always so clear cut, the report suggests. In Japan, doctors have lowered that threshold the gestational age to 22 weeks. Normal pregnancies last about 40 weeks. Some U.S. doctors will attempt to save babies at 22 weeks, but that is not done routinely, said Dr. Edward Bell, a University of Iowa pediatrics professor. Bell runs an online registry of the worlds tiniest babies, born weighing less than about 14 ounces, or slightly less than 1 pound. Since 1936, 124 have been listed. The registry is compiled from doctors voluntary reports and so does not represent all survivors. Bell estimates that about 7,500 U.S. babies are born each year weighing less than 1 pound, and that about 10 percent survive. Sometimes tiny babies with zero chance of surviving show signs of life at birth, and may be able to breathe for a short time if put in an incubator and hooked up to a breathing machine and intravenous treatments. But even so, if its a baby that doesnt have a chance, we dont want to put the baby and the family through the discomfort, Bell said. Muraskas says his report highlights a sometimes overlooked fact: gestational age is even more critical for survival than size. Rumaisa and Madeline were both palmsized, weighing less than a can of soda pop

the average size of an 18-week-old fetus but they were several weeks older than that. Their gestational ages almost 26 weeks for Rumaisa and almost 27 weeks for Madeline meant their lungs and other organs were mature enough to make survival possible. But both required intensive medical intervention. They were delivered by cesarean section more than a month early because their mothers had developed severe pre-eclampsia, dangerously high blood pressure linked with pregnancy. Both babies were hooked up immediately to breathing machines with tubes as slender as a spaghetti strand slipped down their tiny airways. Rumaisa has a twin who was more than twice as big at birth. Few details about her are included in the report. Before the births, both mothers were given steroid drugs to speed up growth of the babies immature lungs. Even so, Rumaisa and Madeline were on breathing machines for about two months, and hospitalized for about four months. Madeline had mild brain bleeding, common in tiny preemies, but with no lasting effects. Severe cases can cause serious mental disabilities. She and Rumaisa got treatment for an eye condition common in preemies called retinopathy, which in severe cases can cause blindness. Madeline has asthma and remains petite 4 foot 8 and about 65 pounds at age 20; Rumaisa at age 5 weighed 33 pounds and was 3 1/2 feet tall, smaller than about 90 percent of kids her age. Current information on the girls size was not in the report; Madeline is now 22 and a senior at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.; Rumaisa is 7 and attends rst grade in suburban Chicago. Jim Mann, Madelines father, said having a baby born so small was terrifying at rst. But other than asthma, the only lasting effect his daughter has mentioned is having trouble nding age-appropriate clothes because she remains so small, he said.

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Health brief
ADHD drugs safe for adultshearts, research finds
CHICAGO The biggest study of its kind says Ritalin and other drugs used to treat attention decit disorder are safe for adults hearts. The results echo ndings in children published by the same authors last month. The new review involved health records for more than 440,000 adults aged 25 to 65. It found that those on ADHD drugs had about the same number of heart attacks, strokes and sudden heart-related deaths as adults who didnt use those drugs. The research will be published in the Journal of the American Medical Associations Dec. 28 print edition, but journal editors said they released it online Monday because of its public health importance. For more information visit http://www.jama.ama-assn.org
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Method boosts blood-clotting for hemophiliacs

ATLANTA In whats being called a landmark study, researchers used gene therapy to successfully treat six patients with severe hemophilia, a blood-clotting disorder. The study was preliminary and involved only six patients, and other promising early attempts to use gene therapy against hemophilia ultimately failed. But a single infusion using the new treatment worked in some patients for more than a year, boosting their clotting ability signicantly. I think this is a terric advance for the eld. Its a good lesson in terms of dont give up on good ideas, said Dr. Ronald Crystal, chairman of genetic medicine at New York Citys Weill Cornell Medical College. Its truly a landmark study, said Dr. Katherine Ponder, a Washington University School of Medicine physician. She praised the research in an editorial that accompanies the studys publication in the New

I think this is a terrific advance for the field. Its a good lesson in terms of dont give up on good ideas.
Dr. Ronald Crystal, chairman of genetic medicine at New York Citys Weill Cornell Medical College
England Journal of Medicine. The research also was being presented Saturday at an American Society of Hematology conference in San Diego. Hemophilia is an inherited, potentially life-threatening disorder affecting an estimated 20,000 Americans, almost all of them males. Their blood doesnt clot properly because of a faulty gene. In severe cases, they can spontaneously start bleeding internally, even in the brain. Internal bleeding in the joints leads to debilitating movement problems and intense pain. Past gene therapy experiments on hemophiliacs improved blood-clotting for only a few weeks. We couldnt make it last, said Val Bias, chief executive of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Experts said the new method needs to be tested on many more patients to conrm its effective and prove there are no risks. Even if all goes right, its still several years away from being available to most patients. Since the late 1960s, doctors have given hemophiliacs infusions of clotting proteins. Its been a success, increasing their average lifespan to 63. But for severe cases, treatment can involve two or three infusions every week and cost more than $250,000 annually. The new study was led by researchers at the University College London Cancer Institute and St. Jude Childrens Research

Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. All six of the patients in the study were men seen in London who had severe forms of type B hemophilia. The six men each got a single, 20minute infusion of healthy genetic material delivered by a virus found in monkeys. Viruses are often used to transport DNA into cells. Each saw the amount of clotting proteins in their blood increase from less than 1 percent of normal levels to at least 2 percent, and in one case as much as 11 percent. That may not seem like a lot, but it was enough to allow all the men to ease back on the number of regular treatments they needed, and four stopped conventional treatment altogether. Its not yet clear how risky the treatment is. In one patient, the level of liver enzymes shots up to ve times normal levels. It did not cause symptoms but there are concerns about liver inammation and he was treated with steroids. Researchers noted its possible the treatment could trigger hepatitis in some patients.


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Birth control choices abound

By Lauran Neergaard

WASHINGTON Worried about birth control in light of headlines about side effects from Yaz and the patch? Women have a lot of options that are safe and effective, including some that are even more reliable. You can choose a contraceptive thats used daily, weekly, monthly, once every three months, once every three years, even once a decade. Yet almost half of U.S. pregnancies are unintended and experts say confusion and uncertainty despite all the options is a big reason. We have a whole generation now of young adults, the vast majority of whom are sexually active, who are in a fog about modern contraception, says Sarah Brown of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. They dont know enough to make a reasonable choice. Indeed, in a recent survey, the campaign found 42 percent of unmarried 18- to 29-year-olds said they knew little about birth control pills and two-thirds knew little about even more effective long-lasting contraceptives. A third said they believe theres a good contraceptive for their personal needs but they dont know which one. To help, her center just opened a novel website www.bedsider.org to offer frank answers for all those questions you might be embarrassed to ask. Wonder how easy it is to use the NuvaRing, or what the onceevery-three-months contraceptive shot costs? Cant imagine how to insert the female condom? Want to know if the rhythm method has any chance of working? Or whether your partner could feel your IUD? What are the side effects, and which methods work best? Those arent just questions for teens and young adults. Consider that half of girls are sexually active by age 17, and that menopause hits around 50. To avoid an unplanned pregnan-

A recent survey found that 42 percent of unmarried 18- to 29-year-olds said they knew little about birth control pills and two-thirds knew little about even more effective long-lasting contraceptives.
cy, the average American woman will have to use contraception for several decades. The right choice when youre 20 might not still be when youre 35 or 40. And starting in 2013, affording different types may become easier as the new health care law requires insurance to cover contraception with no copays. Today, sterilization, vasectomy for men and tube-tying for women, surprisingly is the nations leading form of birth control. When it comes to reversible contraception, the pill is No. 1, highly effective if you take it correctly although missing doses raises the risk of pregnancy. The pill can bring other benets as well. Long-term use lowers the risk of ovarian cancer; some types cut menstrual cramps or help clear acne. But last week focused a lot of attention on birth control. First came the Obama administrations decision to keep the Plan B morning-after pill which can prevent pregnancy if taken soon enough after unprotected sex behind pharmacy counters so only those 17 and older can get it without a prescription. Then came two days of hearings about a rare but serious side effect of the pill and another hormone-containing contraceptive, the Ortho Evra patch. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended stronger warning labels on Yaz and similar new-generation birth control pills because theyre more likely than older, cheaper pills to cause dangerous blood clots. The FDA estimates that 10 in 10,000 women a year will get a clot on the newer drugs compared with 6 in 10,000 who take the older pills. FDAs advisers said the weekly patch may bring a somewhat higher clot risk, too, but called the patch an important option for women who have trouble sticking with a daily pill. Brown points out that the contraceptives are less risky than getting pregnant: About 20 in 10,000 women who are pregnant or have just given birth experience a blood clot. When it comes to reliability, the most effective contraceptives may be two so-called long-acting products

many women havent heard of: The IUD, a little T-shaped device that sits in the uterus to block sperm. An implant called Implanon, a matchstick-sized hormone-emitting rod implanted in the arm. You can forget about pregnancy for three years with Implanon and either ve or 10 years with the IUD, depending on the brand. Change your mind about either type, and your doctor simply removes it sooner. I texted my boyfriend and said I am baby-free until 2016, Margaret Nupp, 27, says of her quick visit to the gynecologist to get the ve-year IUD called Mirena. Tired of trying to remember to take the pill, Nupp was drawn to an IUD because of the infallibility of it. Ive got a bright future ahead of me, said the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., woman. I dont want to get pregnant right now. Five years, sure. Right now, no thank you. Some women experience pain with insertion, but not Nupp. She also liked that Mirena, which sends a hormone into the uterus, can end periods. In contrast, periods can become heavier with a different IUD, the Paragard, that lasts longer but works with copper rather than hormones. But only a fraction of U.S. women use these long-acting contraceptives, 5.6 percent, according to the latest government data. In parts of Europe, theyre much more popular. Why not here? Partly, its the upfront cost, which can reach $500 or $600 unless your insurance covers it. Partly, its a long-outdated belief that IUDs arent for young women. Or there may be a holdover effect from fears about the 1970s Dalkon shield, which was blamed for dangerous infections although todays brands are very safe. But use of long-lasting contraceptives is inching up and new recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists last summer promise to give them more of a boost.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13 Tuesday Tea: Sailing Round the World. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., 800 Middle Road, Menlo Park. $2 Members, $3 Non-members. For more information call 326-2025 ext. 299. Kids Club Holiday Pajama Party. 5:30 p.m. Serramonte Shopping Center, 3 Serramonte Center, Daly City. Join the Serramonte Center Kids Club for a holiday pajama party. For more information visit serramontecenter.com. Cooking Demo: Simple Holiday Desserts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Amy Fothergill, the family chef, will show you that homemade and delicious desserts are often simpler to prepare than you would think. She will demonstrate mini walnut tarts, gluten-free apple gallette and espresso brownies with chocolate ganache. Take home a pumpkin pie recipe. $20. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register visit www.newleaf.com. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 Exhibition of paintings by artist Parl Ram. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Paintings will be displayed through Jan. 25. Free. For more information call 522-7800. Community Health Screening. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Senior Focus, 1720 El Camino Real, Suite 10, Burlingame. Complete cholesterol profile, blood glucose testing and consultation with a nurse to discuss the test results and lifestyle modification including exercise, healthy diet, weight management, stress reduction and smoking cessation. Pre-registration required. $25 Seniors ages 62 and above. $30 for those under age 62. To pre-register or more information call 696-3660. Job Seekers @ Your Library. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Get help with resume writing and online job applications. For more information contact egroth@cityofsanmateo.org. Ladies of the Elks Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. 920 Stonegate Drive, South San Francisco. Join the Ladies of the ELKS for our annual Holiday Luncheon. $14. For more information call (415) 584-1101. Free showing of The Help. 12:15 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Free. For more information call 595-7444 or visit belmont.gov. City Talk Toastmasters Club meeting. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Join us in a friendly and supportive atmosphere to improve your communication and leadership skills. For more information call (202) 390-7555. Peninsula Community Connections for LGBT Seniors Meeting. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Winsom Room, Peninsula Family Service, 24 Second Ave., San Mateo. Our group is a social and supportive space for LGBT people 55+ to meet, talk, and connect as well as learn about community events happening throughout San Mateo County. For more information call 403-4300. Holiday sing-along. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Singing will take place around the fireplace. All ages welcome. For more information visit smcl.org. Jefferson School District Board Installation Ceremonies. 7 p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers 333 90th St., Daly City. For more information call (877) 573-9062. Toys for Tots Christmas Karaoke Show. 8 p.m. to Midnight. Sixteen Mile House, 448 Broadway, Millbrae. Bring a toy donation and receive a free drink. Whatever you bring must be new and unwrapped. For more information call 697-6118. THURSDAY, DEC. 15 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Veterans Memorial Annex Building, Sequoia Room. Weigh-in at 6 p.m. Meeting and Program 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Receive tips about losing pounds and keeping them off and have support losing and monitoring your weight in a non-judgmental, inspirational environment. Yearly membership $28. Monthly dues $3. For more information call 932-8677. Las Posadas. 6 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, first floor lobby, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. This celebration of the Latin American cultural tradition will include a candlelight procession, live music and refreshments. Free. For more information call 522-7838.

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feedback specialist that would earn him $200 per venture. Out of work, Artavia expressed interest in the job and was asked to provide some personal information. He never spoke with anyone in person or on the telephone, all of the correspondence was by email, he said. He was contacted by a company called Westco Heritage Inc. saying he would be paid to shop and dine out, getting free meals, free merchandise, travel and more if he simply provided reports on the businesses with unbiased views from a customer standpoint. We send you checks for your assignments. You cash each check and use our money to carry out your assignment. You do not use any of your money, according to an email sent to Artavia from a Westco representative. Artavia was then sent an $1,850 check and was told to deposit it in his account. When Artavia asked Westco for more information, he was told by email that the company wanted him to run a survey on a prominent store in your area; that is Western Union. He was told to transfer funds to another feedback specialist so as to observe the quality of their services. Artavia could deduct $200 from the check as a commission, according to email correspondence Artavia shared with the Daily Journal. The rest of the funds were to be

Wine 101: Education & Tasting. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Sommelier Ronaldo Goularte will lead an exciting lecture and tasting. Six wines will be samples and evaluated. $40. Pre-registration required. For more information call 726-3110 ext. 101. Teen Open Mic Night. 6:30 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. All acts welcome including singing, music, poetry, skits, rap, spoken word, tricks, etc. Six minutes per performance. Ages 12 and up. Free. For more information visit belmont.lib.ma.us. International Waltz Dance Lesson. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City. For beginners only. $15 with BWB Class Card. $16 for drop-in with instructor permission. For more information visit boogiewoogieballroom.com or call 6274854. Trudy Ludwig. 7 p.m. Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Childrens advocate and best-selling author Trudy Ludwig: Understanding Our Kids Social World: Friendships, Cliques and Power Plays. For more information call 330-2531. NDNU presents A Christmas Carol. 7:30 p.m. NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. A Christmas Carol is based on the story by Charles Dickens. Free. For more information visit www.christmascarolthegift.org. Bachata drop-in lesson and dance party. 8 p.m. to midnight. Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City. $15 with BWB Class Card. $16 for drop-in students. For more information visit boogiewoogieballroom.com or call 627-4854. Salsa Rueda Dance Lesson. 8 p.m. to 9p.m. Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City. $15 with BWB Class Card. $16 for drop-in students. For more information visit boogiewoogieballroom.com or call 627-4854. FRIDAY, DEC. 16 Bingo. 1 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Sponsored by the Belmont Senior Club. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. For more information call 595-7444 or visit belmont.gov. Giving Tree at Hillsdale Shopping Center. 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Macys Center Court, Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. Hillsdale Shopping Center is teaming up with Samaritan House to collect gift donations for the Giving Tree. The public is encouraged to bring childrens gifts. For more information visit hillsdale.com. FBO East Coast Swing Two Dance Lesson. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City. For beginners only. $15 with BWB Class Card. $16 for drop-in with instructor permission. For more information visit boogiewoogieballroom.com. NDNU presents A Christmas Carol. 7:30 p.m. NDNU Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. A Christmas Carol is based on the story by Charles Dickens. Free. For more information visit www.christmascarolthegift.org. For more events visit smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.

transferred to an address in London. Artavia started getting suspicious and told a Westco representative, by email, that he was a little cautious and uneasy about sending the money to some person I dont even know. The last response he got from the allegedly bogus company was from a man named Tim Howard, according to the email correspondence. Howard wrote, we trusted you that you cant run away with our money and you need to trust us here, too. We are both helping each other here. If you have the check deposited today, it will clear tomorrow morning, maybe you can complete the assignment in the morning. The ball is in your court. He stopped corresponding with the company after that and alerted an acquaintance who worked at a bank, who then turned over the check to the FBI, Artavia said. As soon as I got the check I knew something was fishy, Artavia told the Daily Journal. He simply thought he was getting a help. The extra time will offer more opportunities to focus on core curriculum, said MacIsaac. That doesnt often happen under the current configuration. In addition, each school site runs the program differently, she said. Should the board support the change, the new schedule would go into effect for the upcoming 2012-13 school year. The decision would also be made before budget decisions go into effect, allowing the administration to budget for any additional costs or required training, said MacIsaac. Changing the first- and second-grade schedule could also make more logistical sense given the boards recent vote to support full-day kindergarten starting this fall. A new law requiring children to be 5 before entering kindergarten inspired the district to reevaluate the kindergarten services. In October, the board voted in support of the expanded day kindergarten classes instead of staggering start times. Under the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010, authored by state Sen. Joe Simitian D-Palo Alto, students must be 5 years old to start kindergarten. The deadline for when students must turn 5 will be moved up by one month over the next three years. port services could get a $433,000 boost with funding providing additional counseling hours, classied employees to help in high-demand areas and operational support for the colleges Learning Center. Lastly, CSMs plan includes putting $444,000 toward innovation activities and programs that help further the goals of allowing students to transfer, gain basic skills or receive job training. Lastly, Skyline College President Regina Stanback Strouds plan calls for $1.225 million to maintain restored class sections. During the most recent semester, this equaled 90 class sections which

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start late are Late Birds. The configuration allows for smaller group instruction, but Superintendent Maggie MacIsaac pointed out there are other ways of providing the small group instruction. On Tuesday, the Burlingame Elementary School District Board of Trustees will consider having the mostly 6- and 7-year-old students attend a full day rather than having the staggered starts. The change would be an additional hour of instruction per day for the students, MacIsaac said. Over the course of a school year, thats an additional 22 days of classroom instruction. Changing the schedule would not change the goal of offering small group instruction. It would, however, change how that help is offered. Some students may work on independent reading while another gets help from the teacher. Parent volunteers can help provide small group instruction. MacIsaac added there are proven benefits from grouping students who are excelling to work with children who need extra

Those who are not yet 5 by the Oct. 31 deadline will take a half-day transitional kindergarten class. Since school starts before October, Burlingame, like most schools, could still have kindergartners start the year at 4 years old. Transitional kindergarten, which will be housed at Washington Elementary School, is essentially offering the younger students a second year of kindergarten instruction. While the deadline for enrollment will be slowly moved up over three years, Burlingame will allow parents of students born after Sept. 1 the opportunity to take request the additional year starting in 2012, according to a staff report by Jud Kempson, assistant superintendent of educational services. Both kindergartens will have smaller class sizes. District kindergarten classes currently have about 27 students per teacher. Next year, the ratio is expected to drop to 22:1. The board meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the District Office, 1825 Trousdale Drive.

Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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The College of San Mateo has a similar spending plan putting $1.5 million toward additional class sections, which will mean more than 270 additional sections of math, English, science and other high-demand disciplines, according to President Michael Claires plan. The expanded course offering includes additional online classes to replace the eliminated telecourse offerings. Student sup-

will be retained in the spring and summer sessions, according to Strouds plan. Skyline is earmarking $586,000 to services such as registration, counseling, nancial aid, expanded library hours and electronic library media. Lastly, $597,000 will be put toward supplemental instruction, accreditation programs, learning facilities and preparation courses for students needing help with basic academic skills. The board meets 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the District Ofce board room, 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247584 The following person is doing business as: Fencepro, 3866 Bayshore Blvd., BRISBANE, CA 94005 is hereby registered by the following owners: Tim Garcia, 297 Humboldt Rd. BRISBANE, CA 94005. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/31/1990. /s/ Tim Garcia / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/10/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/22/11, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247376 The following person is doing business as: Finding Bliss, 255 El Camino Real, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: Chetna Singh, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Chetna Singh/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/27/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/22/11, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247416 The following person is doing business as: Melissas Taqueria, 160 Vistiacion Ave, BRISBANE, CA 94005 is hereby registered by the following owner: Louides Meza, 1311 Ceveland Ave., San Mateo CA 94403. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Louides Meza/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 10/31/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/22/11, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247689 The following persons are doing business as: The UPS Store #4153, 1098 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owners: Alborz Ahourai and Morvarid Ahourai, 727 Mstsonia Dr. Foster City, CA 94404. The business is conducted by a Husband & Wifel. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/03/2003 . /s/ Alborz Ahourai / /s/ Morvarid Ahourai / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/18/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/22/11, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11).

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Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247581 The following person is doing business as: Small Bussiness Upgrade, 1001 Bayhill, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Digitalaga, INC, CA. The business is conducted by a Corportaion. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on10/04/2011 /s/ Small Bussiness Upgrade / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/10/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/06/11, 12/13/11, 12/20/11, 12/27/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247955 The following person is doing business as: Fibromyalgia Relief Center of the Bay Area, 520 S. El Camino Real #520, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Gene Martin, 1266 29th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122. The business is conducted by an Individual The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/01/2009. /s/ Gene Martin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/08/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/13/11, 12/20/11, 12/27/11, 01/03/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248008 The following person is doing business as: Green Dragon Realty, 718 Laurel Ave., MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jeremy Riley, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Leann Field / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/12/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/13/11, 12/20/11, 12/27/11, 01/03/12). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #248007 The following person is doing business as: 1) i7 LIMO, 2) isevenlimo 1015 Cadillac Way #108, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Leann Field, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Leann Field / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/12/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/13/11, 12/20/11, 12/27/11, 01/03/12). NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: Nov. 4, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: Cafe Italia The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1215-1219 Broadway BURLINGAME, CA 94010 Type of license applied for: 41- On-Sale General Eating Place San Mateo Daily Journal November 29, December 6, 13, 2011 NOTICE OF BULK SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given to the Creditors of: MEENAKSHI SAWHNEY, Seller(s), whose business address(es) is: 7800 EL CAMINO REAL, City of COLMA, County of SAN MATEO, State of California, 94014, that a bulk transfer is about to be made to: SUBCOLMA, INC., Buyer(s), whose business(es) address is: 1857 EL CAMINO REAL, City of BURLINGAME, County of SAN MATEO, State of California, 94010. The property to be transferred is located at: 7800 EL CAMINO REAL, City of COLMA, County of SAN MATEO, State of California, 94014. Said property is described in general as: All stock in trade, fixtures, equipment, goodwill and other property of that SUBMARINE SANDWICH & SALAD FRANCHISE business known as SUBWAY #26588, and located at: 7800 EL CAMINO REAL, City of COLMA, County of SAN MATEO, State of California, 94014. The bulk transfer will be consummated on or after the 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2011. This bulk transfer is subject to Section 6106.2 of the California Commercial Code. If Section 6106.2 applies, claims may be filed at FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, Escrow Division, Escrow No: 8121059-LC, 601 California Street, Suite 1501, San Francisco, County of San Francisco, State of California, 94108. ESCROW NO: 8121059-LC XX This bulk transfer does NOT include a liquor license transfer. All claims must be received at this address by the 29TH day of DECEMBER, 2011. So far as known to the Buyer(s), all business names and addresses used by the Seller(s) for the three years last past, if different from the above, are: NONE


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247722 The following person is doing business as: Floral House Wings of Rabbits, 421 Rollins Rd, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: Keiko Fujita, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual . The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on . /s/ Keiko Fujita / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/21/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/22/11, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247630 The following person is doing business as: Altheos, INC, 601 Gateway Blvd. #250, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Altheos, INC, CA. The business is conducted by an Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 05/01/2010 /s/ Henry Hsu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/15/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11, 12/20/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247769 The following person is doing business as: Redco Finance, 10 De Sabla Rd # 209, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Richard Davidson, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/26/2007 /s/ Richard Davidson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/23/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/29/11, 12/6/11, 12/13/11, 12/20/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247573 The following person is doing business as: Caring Hearts Home Care Agency, 1001 Bayhill Dr., #200, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: ACT American Health Care Inc, CA. The business is conducted by an Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Filirene Twinkle Ayson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/10/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11, 12/20/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247774 The following person is doing business as: Small Business Buying Guide, 2121 Valerga Dr. # 28, BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kay Kim, same adress. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 12/05/2011 /s/ Kay Kim / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/28/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11, 12/20/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247497 The following person is doing business as: San Carlos Podiatry, 1100 Laurel St # E, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Pardis A. Kelly, DPM, INC, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 05/30/2002 /s/ Pardis Kelly / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/04/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/29/11, 12/06/11, 12/13/11, 12/20/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247768 The following person is doing business as: Defensive Drivers Group, 2034 Washington Ave., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 is hereby registered by the following owner: Razor Traffic School, INC, CA. The business is conducted by a Corportaion. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on11/2008 /s/ Scott Plamondon / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/23/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/06/11, 12/13/11, 12/20/11, 12/27/11). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #247731 The following person is doing business as: Wink Brow Bar, 4060 S. Elcamino Real Suite A #4, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Hemlata Gorade, 769 Shell Blvd. #102, Foster City, CA 94404. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 11/14/2011 /s/ Scott Plamondon / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/22/2011. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/06/11, 12/13/11, 12/20/11, 12/27/11).

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

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294 Baby Stuff

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

302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect condition includes electric cord $85. (415)565-6719 ANTIQUE STOOL - Rust color cushion with lions feet, antique, $50.obo, (650)525-1410 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379 LARGE SELECTION of Opera records vinyl 78's 2 to 4 per album $8 to $20 ea. obo, (650)343-4461

304 Furniture
END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in box, need to assemble, 26L x 21W x 21H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Oak cabinet with three storage compartments. 78 x 36 x 21 has glass doors and shelf. $75 650-594-1494

306 Housewares
TOASTER/OVEN WHITE finish barely used $15. 650-358-0421

296 Appliances
BISSELL UPRIGHT vacuum cleaner clear view model $45 650-364-7777 CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 DRYER WHIRLPOOL heavyduty dryer. Almond, Good condtiio. W 29 L35 D26 $100 (650)867-2720 ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621 SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, excellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038 VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition $45. (650)878-9542 VACUUM CLEANER Oreck-cannister type $40., (650)637-8244 WASHING MACHINE - Maytag, large capacity, $75.,SOLD WHIRLPOOL WASHING MACHINE used but works perfectly, many settings, full size top load, $90., (650)888-0039

307 Jewelry & Clothing

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

FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40 650-692-1942 FOOT STOOL from Karathi 2' foot long Camel Heads on each end, red & black pad. $50 650 755-8238 HAND MADE portable jewelry display case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648. LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 MATCHED PAIR, brass/carved wood lamps with matching shades, perfect, only $12.50 each, 650-595-3933 MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size $15., (650)368-3037 MIRROR, NICE, large, 30x54, $25. SSF (650)583-8069 MIRROR/MEDICINE CAB. 3 dr. bevel glass 30X30" $35 (650)342-7933 MIRROR/MEDICINE CABINET 26" $10 (650)342-7933 MIRROR/MEDICINE CABINET 16" X 30" $20 (650)342-7933 16" X

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

303 Electronics
18 INCH TV Monitor with built-in DVD with remote, $21. Call (650)308-6381 3 SHELF SPEAKERS - 8 OM, $15. each, (650)364-0902 46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95., (650)878-9542 FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767 PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25., (650)637-8244 SONY TV fair condition $30 (650)867-2720 TV 25 inch color with remote $25. Sony 12 inch color TV, $10 Excellent condition. (650)520-0619 TV SET Philips 21 inch with remote $40., (650)692-3260 VINTAGE SEARS 8465 aluminum photo tripod + bag. Sturdy! $25 SOLD

308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10, 4 long x 20 wide. Comes w/ stand - $70. (650)678-1018 CLICKER TORQUE Wrench, 20 - 150 pounds, new with lifetime warranty and case, $39, 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power 3,450 RPM $50 (650)347-5373 DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power 1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373 ENGINE ANALYZER & timing lightSears Penske USA, for older cars, like new, $60., (650)344-8549 leave msg. HAND DRILL $6.00 (415) 333-8540 LAWN MOWER reel type push with height adjustments. Just sharpened $45 650-591-2144 San Carlos TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219

297 Bicycles
26 MOUNTAIN BIKE, fully suspended, multi gears, foldable. Like new, never ridden. $200. (650)839-1957 BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26, $75. obo (650)676-0732 ROYAL BLUE TrailBlazer Bike 26in. Frame Excellent Cond. Needs Seat, Tires, Rims. $30 SOLD


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

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

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

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

309 Office Equipment

CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, tape Casio & Sharp, $30/ea, (650)344-8549 ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER Smith Corona $60. (650)878-9542 OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111

BASSET LOVE Seat Hide-a-Bed, Beige, Good Cond. Only $30! 650-766-9553 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53X66, $29., (650)583-8069 BREAKFAST NOOK DINETTE TABLEsolid oak, 53X66, $29., (650)583-8069 BUNK STYLE Bed elevated bed approx 36 in high w/play/storage under. nice color. $75. 650 591 6283 CAST AND metal headboard and footboard. white with brass bars, Queen size $95 650-588-7005 CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 CHILDREN BR - Wardrobe with shelf. bookcase and shelving. attractive colors. $99. (650)591-6283 COFFEE TABLE 62"x32" Oak (Dark Stain) w/ 24" side Table, Leaded Beveled Glass top. - $90. 650-766-9553 COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too noticeable. 650-303-6002 DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs, lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189 DINING SET glass table with rod iron & 4 blue chairs $100/all. 650-520-7921, 650245-3661 DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19 inches $30. (650)873-4030 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45., (650)345-1111 END TABLE marble top with drawer with matching table $70/all. (650)520-0619 END TABLES (2) - One for $5. hand carved, other table is antique white marble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381 FOLDING PICNIC table - 8 x 30, 7 folding, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902

BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags attached, good condition. $10 each or 12 for $100. (650) 588-1189 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - (6) wooden, from Shaws Ice Cream shop, early 1980s, all $25., (650)518-0813 COLLECTIBLE CHRISTMAS TREE STAND with 8 colored lights at base / also have extra lights, $50., (650)593-8880 COLLECTIBLES: RUSSELL Baze Bobbleheads Bay Meadows, $10 EA. brand new in original box. (415)612-0156 COLORIZED TERRITORIAL Quarters uncirculated with Holder $15/all, (408)249-3858 GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo $10 (650)692-3260 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 JOE MONTANA signed authentic retirement book, $39., (650)692-3260 OLYMPUS DIGITAL camera - C-4000, doesnt work, great for parts, has carrying case, $30. (650)347-5104 ORIGINAL SMURF FIGURES - 19791981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, all $40., (650)518-0813 PRECIOUS MOMENTS vinyl dolls - 16, 3 sets of 2, $35. each set, (650)518-0813 SPORTS CARDS, huge collection, over 20,000 cards, stars, rookies, hall of famers. $100 for all. (650)207-2712

310 Misc. For Sale

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

306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 49ER HELMET party table dip & chip server $35., (650)341-8342 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720 CEILING FAN multi speed, brown and bronze $45. (650)592-2648 DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevated toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461 KITCHENAID MIXER - large for bread making, good condition, SOLD! LAMPS - 2 southwestern style lamps with engraved deer. $85 both, obo, (650)343-4461 PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated. $100. (650) 867-2720 SALAD SPINNER - Never used, $7.00, (650)525-1410 SHIATSU MASSAGER with instruction booklet $7.00 650 755-8238 SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack with turntable $60. (650)592-7483 SUSHI SET - Blue & white includes 4 of each: chopsticks, plates, chopstick holders, brand new, still in box, $9., (650)755-8238

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

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

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

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

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


310 Misc. For Sale
7 UNDERBED STORAGE BINS - Vinyl with metal frame, 42 X 18 X 6, zipper closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902 9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra large, good condition, $10. each obo, (650)349-6059 AMERICAN HERITAGE books 107 Volumes Dec.'54-March '81 $99/all (650)345-5502 ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10) Norman Rockwell and others $10 each 650-364-7777 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD hardback books. 4 at $3.00 each or all for $10., Call (650)341-1861 BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BATH TOWELS - Used, Full size, white, good quantity, $4. each, a few beach towels, SSF, (650)871-7200 BAY MEADOWS CLOCK 650-619-9932 $10.

Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011

310 Misc. For Sale
BOOK "LIFETIME" (408)249-3858 WW1 $12.,


310 Misc. For Sale

GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never used $8., (408)249-3858

310 Misc. For Sale

NEW SPODE hand painted "TOYS AROUND THE TREE" cookie jar. Still in Box, $30., (650)583-7897 NICHOLAS SPARKS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant) with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648

311 Musical Instruments

ELECTRIC STARCASTER Guitar black&white with small amplifier $75. 650-358-0421

316 Clothes
MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981 MENS CASUAL Dress slacks 2 pairs khaki 34Wx32L, 36Wx32L 2 pairs black 32WX32L, 34Wx30L $35 (650)347-5104

BOOK - Fighting Aircraft of WWII, Janes, 1000 illustrations, $65., (650)593-8880 BOOK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATIONAL AIR MUSEUMS $15 (408)249-3858 BOXES MOVING storage or office assorted sizes 50 cents /each (50 total) 650-347-8061 BRUGMANSIA TREE large growth and in pot, $50., (650)871-7200 CANDLE HOLDER with angel design, tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for $100, now $30. (650)345-1111 CHERRY MAPLE Headboard, Footboard only, Full $50. New Maple, Oak cabinet doors $10/ea SOLD CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, Pine cones, icicle lights, mini lights, wreath rings, $4.00 each 650 341-8342 CRAFTMENS 15 GALLON WET DRYVAC with variable speeds and all the attachments, $40., (650)593-7553 DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2 total, (650)367-8949 DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1 Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather weekender Satchel, $75. (650)871-7211 ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER good condition $50., (650)878-9542 ELVIS PRESLEY poster book $20. (650)692-3260 FLORAL painting, artist signed 14.75x12.75 solid wood frame w/attached wire hanger, $35 (650)347-5104 FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking daisies, green & white, 22x26, $50., (650)592-2648 GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact $50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City

GAZEBO SUPPORTS/ Garden Trellis Black Metal Four Supports w/Planter Holders About 10 tall $30. SOLD

312 Pets & Animals

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

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

GM CODE reader '82-'95 - SOLD! HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone perfect condition $55 650 867-2720 JANET EVANOVICH (4) hardback books $3/each (8) paperback books $1/each 650-341-1861 LARGE BOWL - Hand painted and signed. Shaped like a goose. Blue and white $45 (650)592-2648 LARGE PRINT. Hard Cover. Mystery Books. Current Author. (20) $2 each 650-364-7777 LIGHTED CHRISTMAS TREE, 6 Ft Tall with stand, fully lighted, multi colored lights. Pick up Redwood City. $99 650 508-2370, ext. 101 MACINTOSH COMPUTER complete with monitor, works perfectly, only $99, 650-595-3933 MANUAL WHEECHAIRS (2) $75 each. 650-343-1826 MEN'S ASHTON and Hayes leather briefcase new. Burgundy color. $95 obo, (650)343-4461 MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x 21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base, like new, $95., (650)349-2195 MOTORCYCLE JACKET black leather Size 42, $60.obo, (650)290-1960 NATURAL GRAVITY Water System creating Fresh Clear Water for any use $99 650 619-9203 NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8. 650-578-8306

PERSIAN KLIN CARPET - 66x39, pink and burgandy, good condition, $100., (650)867-2720 PICTORIAL WORLD $80/all (650)345-5502 History Books

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

SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes) factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712 SHOWER POOR custom made 48 x 69 $70 (650)692-3260 SONY PROJECTION TV Good condtion, w/ Remote, Black $100 (650)345-1111 STUART WOODS Hardback Books 2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861 STYLISH WOOD tapesty basket with handle on wheels for magazines, newspapers, etc., $5., (650)308-6381 TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)5941494 TIRE CHAINS - used once includes rubber tighteners plus carrying case. call for corresponding tire size, $20., (650)3455446 TWO GREEN/BLACK Metal Bar Chairs Heavy Style Used For Plant Holders $10 each SOLD VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the Holidays $25 650 867-2720 VERIZON CAR charger, still in sealed factory package, $10, 650-595-3933 VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches W still in box $45., (408)249-3858 VINTAGE DENIM, DARK Fabric Large Pieces and Light Denim Bolt, up to $7 a yard SOLD WALGREENS BRAND Water Pitcher Royal Blue Top 2 Quart New in Box $10 Ea use all brand Filters 650-873-8167 WALKER - never used, $85., (415)239-9063 WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual release walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider tips. Adj height for patients 5'3 thru 6'4. Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494 WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual release walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider tips. Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494 WEBBER BBQ 18" With starter column & cover excellent condition $50, SOLD



316 Clothes
3 BAGS of women's clothes - Sizes 912, $30., (650)525-1410 47 MENS shirt, T-shirts, short/ long sleeves. Sleeveless workout polos, casual, dress shirts $93 all. (650)347-5104 49ER SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8 extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992 BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975 BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great condition $99. (650)558-1975 BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141 EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather ladies winter coat - tan colored with green lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129

Retro, Vintage Inspired womens clothing, shoes & accessories. Mens shirts, gift items, fun novelties, yoga wear & much more 414 Main St., HALF MOON BAY, CA (650)726-3626 11-6 Daily 12-5 Sundays. Closed Tuesday

BBQ GILL with Cover 31/2' wide by 3' tall hardly used $49. 650 347-9920 BBQ KETTEL Grill, Uniflame 21 $35 (650)347-8061 BBQ SMOKER BBQ Grill, LP Coleman, Alaskan Cookin Machine, cost $140 sell $75. 650-344-8549 BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels, shelf, sears model $86 650-344-8549 BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732 BOAT ANCHOR - 12lbs Galvanized $10 (650)364-0902

317 Building Materials

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

318 Sports Equipment

"EVERLAST FOR HER" Machine to help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037 13 ASSORTED GOLF CLUBS- Good Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059. BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard $35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message. DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 dimeter, Halex brand w/mounting hardware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358 GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347 GOLF CLUBS - Complete set of mens golf clubs with bag. Like new, $100., (650)593-7553 MORRELL TODD Richards 75 Snowboard (Good Condition) with Burton Boots (size 6 1/2) - $50. 650-766-9553 TENNIS RACKET oversize with cover and 3 Wilson Balls $25 (650)692-3260 TOBOGGAN CLASSIC all wood 4 seater excellent condition, SOLD!

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

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Baroque composer of the Goldberg Variations 5 Civil rights activist Parks 9 Online money 14 Hairdo thats picked 15 Barely manages, with out 16 Im not kidding! 17 Corner Monopoly space 18 *Strikers formation 20 Soldiers shelter 22 Most restricted, filmwise 23 TV oil family name 24 Thoroughfare 25 Volcanic rock 27 Futuristic personal transport devices 31 Filthy money 32 Pastrami seller 33 Former Mideast leader 34 Were in the present? 35 *Severe reprimand, in metaphor 38 Simpson judge 39 Indian breads 41 Prehistoric threat, for short 42 Kates TV roommate 44 Pollution legislation goal 46 13-piece suit? 47 Tenn. athletes 48 Train schedule listings 49 I, Claudius star Derek 52 Not draw any cards 55 1963 hit for the Drifters ... or where you can see the ends of the starred answers 57 Mixed bag 58 Demanders words 59 Othello conspirator 60 Fund-raising dinner, often 61 Like pocket protector wearers 28 *Extremely easy 46 Remain a little 62 Cyclops and task longer Wolverine, e.g. 48 Setting for this 63 Part of CBS: Abbr. 29 Actress Holmes 30 Pumps and clogs puzzles theme 32 Day at the 49 Become a DOWN movies member 1 Tijuanas region 36 Milanos land 50 Author Tyler 2 Requiring 51 Good buddy binoculars to see 37 Strike lightly 52 Emulated Michael 3 *Where evidence 40 Enjoyed every bite of Phelps is gathered 53 Is out sick 4 Faith-based battle 43 Teacup poodles, e.g. 54 With perfection 5 Show contrition 45 Unimportant 56 New Jersey 6 Giving the goperson fort ahead 7 Splinter group ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: 8 Pose, as a question 9 Trick into wrongdoing 10 Pia __: rum drinks 11 Got down 12 Trig class ratio 13 Be mindful of 19 Mysteriously unusual 21 Flooring craftsman 24 Chill out! 25 Mel who voiced Bugs 26 Like an otological test 27 Teammate of Rivera and 12/13/11 xwordeditor@aol.com Posada

GENUINE OAKELY Sunglasses, M frame and Plutonite lenses with drawstring bag, $65 650-595-3933 LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining $35. (650)868-0436 LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30% nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648 LADIES ROYAL blue rain coat with zippered flannel plaid liner size 12 RWC $15. (650)868-0436 LANE BRYANT assorted clothing. Sizes 2x-3x. 22-23, $5-$10/ea., brand new with tags. (650)290-1960 MANS SUEDE-LIKE jacket, New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211 Brown.

311 Musical Instruments

2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for both. (650)342-4537 3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small Accordion $82. 2 Organs $100/ea (650)376-3762. PIANO VINTAGE - Upright, Davis & Sons, just tuned, $600., (650)678-9007

TOTAL GYM PRO - Valuable home fitness equipment, complete body workout, with simplicity & flexibility, easy storage, excellent condition, $98., SOLD WATER SKI'S - Gold cup by AMFA Voit $40., (650)574-4586 YOUTH GOLF Bag great condition with six clubs putter, drivers and accessories $65. 650-358-0421

315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

322 Garage Sales


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



Make money, make room!

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

310 Misc. For Sale

310 Misc. For Sale

Call (650)344-5200

335 Rugs

Oriental Rugs
Collection Harry Kourian

By Mike Nothnagel (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

By Appointment Only


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


Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011

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


620 Automobiles
CADILAC 93 Sedan $ 4,000 or Trade Good Condition (650)481-5296 CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500. (408)807-6529. HONDA 10 ACCORD LX - 4 door sedan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981 INFINITI 94 Q45 - Service records included. Black & tan, SOLD! MERCEDES 03 C230K Coupe - 52K miles, $12,000 for more info call (650)576-1285 MERCEDES 05 C-230 66k mi. Sliver, 1 owner, excellent condition, $14,000 obo (650)799-1033 MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty, $18,000, (650)455-7461

335 Garden Equipment

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

680 Autos Wanted

680 Autos Wanted

680 Autos Wanted

Tel:- 408-867-0374 or 408-803-3905 440 Apartments

BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1495, 2 bedrooms $1850. New carpets, new granite counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650) 592-1271


WE FIX CARS Quailty Work-Value Price Ready to help

670 Auto Parts

2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno 650-588-1946 CAMPER/TRAILER/TRUCK OUTSIDE backup mirror 8 diameter fixture. $30. 650-588-1946 CARGO COVER, (black) for Acura MDX $75. 415-516-7060 DENALI WHEELS - 17 inches, near new, 265-70-R17, complete fit GMC 6 lug wheels, $400. all, (650)222-2363 FORD 73 Maverick/Mercury GT Comet, Drive Train 302 V8, C4 Auto Trans. Complete, needs assembly, includes radiator and drive line, call for details, $1250., (650)726-9733. HONDA CIVIC FRONT SEAT Gray Color. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno. 415-999-4947 TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

680 Autos Wanted Dont lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journals Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
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340 Camera & Photo Equip.

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

452 Condos for Rent

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


Call 650-595-DEAL (3325) Or Stop By Our Lot 1659 El Camino Real San Carols

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

Corner of Saratoga Ave.

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

Repair Restore Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

625 Classic Cars 345 Medical Equipment

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

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo

Rooms For Rent

Travel Inn, San Carlos

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

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

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

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

379 Open Houses

672 Auto Stereos

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


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

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620 Automobiles
2002 HONDA Civic Si i-Vtec 160 hr pw 122,000 miles Tom $4850 415 866 4618

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


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


Dont lose money on a trade-in or consignment!

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& Paint Expert Body and Paint Personalized Service

411 Woodside Road, Redwood City 650-280-3119


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

380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES

The San Mateo Daily Journals weekly Real Estate Section. Look for it every Friday and Weekend to find information on fine homes and properties throughout the local area.


A Full Service Auto Repair Facility

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

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

Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto

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

680 Autos Wanted

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

Call (650)344-5200


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




Decks & Fences

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


Lic #733213

Specializing in:

Call David: (650)270-9586


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

Redwood Fences Decks Retaining Walls

650-756 0694



State License #377047 Licensed Insured Bonded Fences - Gates - Decks Stairs - Retaining Walls 10-year guarantee Quality work w/reasonable prices Call for free estimate (650)571-1500

Contractors Cleaning


De Martini Construction
General Contractor Doors Windows Bathrooms Remodels Custom Carpentry Fences Decks Licensed & Insured CSLB #962715

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

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

Cleaning Services

16+ Years in Business

Move in/out Steam Carpet Windows & Screens Pressure Washing


Free Estimates
20 Years Experience

Cell (650) 307-3948 Fax (650) 692-0802


Professional | Reliable | Trustworthy

(650)921-3341 (650)347-5316


Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011


Decks & Fences

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

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors



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


Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

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






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


for all your electrical needs

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

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

Free Estimates Lic.#834170

(650) 898-4444

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


WE DO IT ALL! Sewer / Drain Cleaning Tankless Water Heaters

24 hour energencies


Specializing in: Homes, Apts., Storages Professional, friendly, careful. Peninsulas Personal Mover Commercial/Residential
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510-682-9075 ofc 510-28-1417

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


and Landscaping Full Service Includes: Also Tree Trimming Free Estimates

STANLEY S. Plumbing & Drain

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

Call Armando (650) 630-0424

(650)315-4011 Gutters

(650)771-2432 RDS HOME REPAIRS

Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
General Home Repairs Improvements Routine Maintenance

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


Interior & Exterior Reasonable Rates Quality Work Guaranteed Free Estimates

Call Joe (650)722-3925


Light moving! Haul Debris! 650-583-6700 ROBS HAULING
SAME DAY SERVICE Free estimates Reasonable rates No job too large or small

Lic# 857741

Specializing in Any Size Projects

Honest and Very Affordable Price

Excellent References Free Written Estimates Top Quality Painting (650)471-3546 (415)895-2427
Lic. 957975

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

Painting Electrical Carpentry Dry Rot

40 Yrs. Experience Retired Licensed Contractor



Hardwood Floors


Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Free Estimates

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

Mario Cubias (650)784-3079

Handy Help

Lic #514269

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


Hunter Douglas Gallery Free Measuring & Install. 247 California Dr., Burl.

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


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

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

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

990 Industrial Blvd., #106


SC (800)570-7885 www.rebarts.com

Call Mike the Painter





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A fantastic body contouring spa featuring treatments with Zerona, VelaShape II and VASERShape. Sessions range from $100$150 with our exclusive membership! To find out more and make an appointment call (650)375-8884


Call for a free consultation

This law firm is a debt relief agency

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Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011



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

Legal Services


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

1410 Old County Road Belmont 650-592-5923


1121 Laurel St., San Carlos



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

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

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

Low Cost Divorce

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

Pet Services


All natural, byproduct free pet foods! Home Delivery


Peninsula Law Group

One of The Bay Areas Very Best!

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




(650) 903-2200

Same Day, Weekend Appointments Available Se Habla Espaol

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

CA insurance lic. 0561021


14 large screen HD TVs Full Bar & Restaurant

Paying too much for COBRA? No coverage? .... Not good! I can help.

1819 El Camino, in Burlingame Plaza

YOUR SMALL BUSINESS Get free help from The Growth Coach Go to www.buildandbalance.com
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Dental Services Food Fitness

John Bowman (650)525-9180

CA Lic #0E08395

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


Cost Less! New Clients Welcome Why Wait!

What everybody is talking about! South Harbor Restaurant & Bar
425 Marina Blvd., SSF

World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

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

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

Real Estate Services

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

731 Kains Ave, San Bruno

Dr. Nanjapa DDS (650) 477-6920

(650)589-1641 GODFATHERS Burger Lounge

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


Massage Therapy

DRE# 1889753Kapadia, Remax


General Dentistry for Adults & Children

DR. ANNA P. LIVIZ, DDS 324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401

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

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


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

(650) 347-7007

24-hour Assisted Living Care located in Burlingame

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

Grand Opening

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


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

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Italian markets nervous as unions strike

By Frances Demilio and Colleen Barry

ROME Italian nancial market jitters worsened on Monday, as workers angry about government austerity reforms went on strike and held nationwide rallies while investors turned skeptical about an EU pact to save the euro. Some Fiats auto plants were idled and a performance at La Scala opera house in Milan was canceled as unions kicked off the rst of days of walkouts and demonstrations against the spending cuts and tax increases the government is seeking to restore investor condence in the countrys nancial future. That condence was eroding on

Monday, with Milans stock index closing down 3.79 percent and the benchmark 10-year bond yield rising 0.52 of a percentage point to 6.76 percent. Italy did manage to raise (euro) 7 billion ($9.4 billion) in a bond auction, though the relatively strong demand was boosted by a bank association promotion waiving fees to buy the bonds. Investors remain worried about the future of both Italy and the wider 17-nation eurozone despite an EU deal last week to tighten controls on spending. While that deal will boost longer-term budget discipline, it does little to lower current debt and exposed deepening political division. Britains decision not to sign on to two very different proposals. Hunter/Storm envisions ofce space solely on Block 2 while Lowe Enterprises suggests housing, ofce space and a hotel on Block 2 and the Winslow lot. The subcommittee considered how the proposals would make the area a catalyst site and bring critical mass downtown as well as not drawing the project out, Seybert said. The two preferred groups provide the best opportunity to move forward quickly, said Community Development Director William Ekern. The three other contenders were BPR Properties of Palo Alto, which conceived a hotel solely on the Winslow lot; Grosvenor of San Francisco, which envisioned housing on Block 2 and the Winslow lot; and TRG Pacic Development of Yorba Linda, which proposed hous-

the deal agreed in principle by the other 26 EU members also laid bare political rifts. It could prove costly to the other members because of Britains insistence that certain EU institutions cannot be used to enforce their new budget rules, Unicredit analyst Erik Nielsen said. The Italian governments efforts aimed at stabilizing Italys nances to boost growth and lower debt, which stands at 120 percent of GDP, were coming under re from unions. Workers joined rallies and a nationwide strike in several labor sectors to protest pension reforms. It was the rst in a series of walkouts called over the emergency austerity measures which Premier Mario Monti insists are vital to avert nancial disaster. ing on Block 2 and the Winslow lot. Hunter/Storms proposal includes 261,000 square feet of ofce space and 3,000 square feet of retail space. Lowe Enterprises put forward plans for a 150-room hotel on Winslow and a mixed-use development on Block 2 with 160 apartments, 232,000 square feet of ofce space and 20,000 square feet of retail space. Seybert said he appreciated that the two proposals werent cookie cutter copies of one another. Over the next three months, Hunter/Storm and Lowe Enterprises will craft more detailed proposals after which city staff will make another recommendation of whether to continue negotiating with either or both. Once a conceptual design is ready, the city will be able to predict costs and a schedule that will dictate the nal negotiations.


Euro coins are seen in this photo illustration taken in Rome.The euro fell to a one-month low versus sterling yesterday.
The key to the nal decision is which rm best balances the shortterm and long-term benefits for Redwood City in terms of both land value and revenue from sales and property tax. Once the city chooses the team, the City Council should approve a nal agreement by June 2012. Design development, environmental analysis and planning review will take approximately a year with the entire development estimated to nish within 30 to 36 months. A critical issue in designing the property will be relocating the portion of Redwood Creek bisecting Block 2. The location is extremely problematic, Ekern said. Seybert agreed, saying the culvert has to go regardless of the sites future. Councilman Ian Bain suggested returning it to green space but Ekern said the areas tight space doesnt lend itself well to doing so. To maximize the property value and speed up construction, city staff recommended funding relocation of the culvert in its scal year 2012 capital improvement program. The $2 million move could begin in summer 2012, allowing the Block 2 development to kick off in either late 2012 or early 2013. Councilwoman Rosanne Foust said she is excited about the potential of the plans but asked Ekern to look at ways the construction can remain self-contained as downtown businesses have already been affected during previous renovation projects. Councilwoman Barbara Pierce also wanted more information about the possibility of leasing the land to the developers.

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tracks while Depot Circle is the intersection of Winslow and Hamilton streets. We are standing at the precipice of something great for our downtown, said Councilman Jeff Gee. In preparation, the city earlier this year greenlit a precise plan allowing buildings up to 12 stories tall and, in November, voters passed a measure allowing the City Council to choose developers based on type of proposal rather than just the lowest bid. From a pool of ve possibilities, a council subcommittee of Gee and Councilman John Seybert recommended working with the firms Hunter/Storm of Cupertino and Low Enterprises of Los Angeles


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