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Monday Feb. 18, 2013 Vol XII, Edition 158
Family Owned & Operated
Established: 1949
By Jason Dearen
of the West Coasts most valuable
commercial sheries was declared
an economic disaster in 2000,
California and other Pacic states
saw more boats being sold and more
shermen looking for work.
But federal statistics show the
rst signs of a comeback among
these so-called groundsh sher-
men those who ply deep waters
for dozens of different species that
fall under the groundsh label,
such as sablefish, rockfish and
Conservation efforts and a 2-year-
old contentious quota system called
catch shares appear to be helping,
and fishermen who were losing
money in the once-lucrative shery
are in the black again, according to
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration data.
Some shermen initially skeptical
of the stricter government oversight
say theyre now seeing the long-
term benets of this approach
and hard-hit shing towns are see-
ing signs of recovery.
When the disaster declaration
came on line, for several years after
that, this shery was in a
very bad situation,
Frank Lockhart of
the National
M a r i n e
F i s h e r i e s
Service said. A
lot of people were losing
money, and on average, the eet as
a whole was losing money.
What it looks like now, in 2011,
the rst year of catch shares, they
were able to turn that around, and
more people are making more
Overall, regulators reported the
West Coast groundfish fishery
yielded $54 million in
2011; the average
for the previous
ve years was $38
million. West
Coast fishermen
typically catch 10 percent
to 21 percent of all U.S.-landed
groundfish, a haul comprised of
high-value sablefish and Pacific
Still, there are worries in some
corners that the program in the long
run will benet big operations over
small, family-run shing business-
Catch-shares set an overall cap on
the number of fish that can be
caught in an area without devastat-
ing the shery. That number is then
divided into individual quotas for
each sherman or company. The
rules are enforced by an observer on
each boat who keeps close tabs on
what is being caught.
The system is new to the West
Coast but is in use in more than 200
Feds see signs of Pacific fishery recovery
See FISH, Page 20
Children give lucky red envelopes to a Chinese Lion during the Millbrae Lunar New Year Festival held at the
Millbrae Civic Center Plaza Saturday.The Lion was part of a traditional Lion Dance performed by the Leungs White
Crane Dragon and Lion Dance Association. The lion is a symbol of power, wisdom, and good fortune, and its
presence brings happiness and longevity.
Redwood City garbage customers
could see a 3 percent increase in
their trash and recycling rates by the
end of the month unless a majority
protest before the City Council
votes next week.
The proposed increase being con-
sidered at the Feb. 25 City Council
meeting will translate into an extra
79 cents per month per cart for those
with a 32-gallon cart and 33 cents
per month per cart for 20-gallon
customers. A 3.25 percent increase
is also proposed for unscheduled
other services like extra pick-ups,
overages, dirty cart replacement and
collecting of contaminated recy-
If approved, the new rate takes
effect the next day. To prevent the
rates from happening, 50 percent of
customers plus one or, 9, 359
must submit letters to the city.
Redwood City needs to collect
$18,055,164 in rates for the estimat-
ed 2013 cost of service, according to
the city. The increase is chalked up
to higher disposal and processing
Trash rates
to climb but
not by much
Taking a different approach than
previous State of the City addresses,
San Carlos Mayor Matt Grocott
later his week will offer a panel of
community professionals to explain
how the city is doing and where it is
Typically, the mayor takes to the
podium at a State of the City event
to summarize a citys present and
future. However, Grocott is shaking
the format up at Thursdays recep-
tion entitled Where Everybody
Knows Your
Name by pre-
senting a hand-
ful of speakers
representing the
citys business,
school and com-
munity issues.
The members
include Steve
Divney of
C o l l i e r s
International, Chuck Gillooley of
State of City takes
a fresh approach
By Heather Murtagh
Coming of age its a saying
used to describe so many stories.
Boy or girl gets a little bit older
and has some sort of realization. In
Spring Awakening, a Tony Award-
winning musical, the story explores
teenage self-discovery and budding
sexuality as seen through the eyes of
three teens. Its a journey to which
many can relate but few would be
willing to sing and dance about on
stage. On Feb. 21, the show will
open at Foothill College in Los
Altos for a run through March 10.
For at least two San Mateo County
natives starring in the play Taylor
Sanders and Warren Wernick this
is a chance to be part of something
Sanders, 19, plays Anna in the
show. The San Mateo native got
started with piano and dance lessons
at an early age. She lived near
Hillsdale High School and took
advantage of the proximity by
attending shows. She got started
An Awakening at Foothill
Matt Grocott
See TRASH, Page 20
A weekly look at the people who
shape our community
See FOOTHILL, Page 20 See STATE, Page 20
Mexican President Francisco I.
Madero and Vice President Jose Maria
Pino Suarez were arrested during a
military coup (both resigned their posi-
tions the next day, and both were shot
to death on Feb. 22).
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Nothing great in the world has been
accomplished without passion.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
German philosopher (1770-1831).
Singer Yoko Ono is
Rapper Dr. Dre is
In other news ...
Frenchman Serge Charnay hangs from the cabin of a crane in Nantes, western France, Sunday. Charnay is refusing to come
down until authorities re-examine his childs visitation rights. The words which he painted on the crane reads Save our
children from justice.
Today: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the
morning. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain.
Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 10
to 20 mph.
Tuesday: A slight chance of thunderstorms
in the morning. Rain. A slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may pro-
duce small hail in the morning. Highs around 50. West winds
10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening...Then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance
of showers 50 percent.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
The Daily Derby race winners are Gold Rush,No.
1, in rst place; Hot Shot, No. 3, in second place;
and Whirl Win,No.6,in third place.The race time
was clocked at 1:43.45.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: When the masseuse left her job, they wanted
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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On this date:
In 1735, the rst opera presented in America, Flora, or Hob in
the Well, was performed in present-day Charleston, S.C.
In 1885, Mark Twains Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was
published in the U.S. for the rst time.
In 1930, photographic evidence of Pluto (now designated a
dwarf planet) was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz.
In 1943, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the wife of the Chinese
leader, addressed members of the Senate and then the House,
becoming the rst Chinese national to address both houses of
the U.S. Congress.
In 1960, the 8th Winter Olympic Games were formally opened
in Squaw Valley, Calif., by Vice President Richard M. Nixon.
In 1970, the Chicago Seven defendants were found not
guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic
national convention; ve were convicted of violating the Anti-
Riot Act of 1968 (those convictions were later reversed).
In 1977, the space shuttle Enterprise, sitting atop a Boeing
747, went on its debut ight above the Mojave Desert.
In 1983, 13 people were shot to death at a gambling club in
Seattles Chinatown in what became known as the Wah Mee
Massacre. (Two men were convicted of the killings and are
serving life sentences; a third was found guilty of robbery and
In 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at
the Daytona 500; he was 49.
Ten years ago: Declaring that Americas security should not
be dictated by protesters, President George W. Bush said he
would not be swayed from compelling Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein to disarm.
Actor George Kennedy is 88. Former Sen. John Warner, R-Va.,
is 86. Author Toni Morrison is 82. Movie director Milos (MEE-
lohsh) Forman is 81. Singer-songwriter Bobby Hart is 74. Singer
Irma Thomas is 72. Singer Dennis DeYoung is 66. Singer Juice
Newton is 61. Singer Randy Crawford is 61. Rock musician
Robbie Bachman is 60. Actor John Travolta is 59. Game show
host Vanna White is 56. Actress Jayne Atkinson is 54. Actress
Greta Scacchi (SKAH-kee) is 53. Actor Matt Dillon is 49.
Actress Molly Ringwald is 45. Actress Sarah Brown is 38. Actor
Kristoffer Polaha is 36. Rock-singer musician Regina Spektor is
33. Actor Shane Lyons is 25. Actress Maiara Walsh is 25.
Discovery bets on series
about pot growers
NEW YORK Cupcake makers,
pawnbrokers and storage container
raiders have all had their moments in
reality televisions spotlight. Now the
time may be right for marijuana growers
and the people who chase them.
The Discovery network debuts a six-
episode series, Weed Country, at 10
p.m. Wednesday and will replace it with
Pot Cops in April. Both examine the
marijuana trade in northern California.
It ts Discoverys efforts to introduce
interesting subcultures to viewers, said
Nancy Daniels, the networks executive
vice president for production and devel-
opment on the West Coast. Discovery
tried a series about a medical marijuana
dispensary in Oakland two years ago,
Weed Wars, and is sticking with dope
even though the show didnt do very
well in the ratings.
We still think its an interesting world
and maybe we didnt tap into the right
part of it, Daniels said.
Based on its first episode, Weed
Country is a nuanced effort at giving
equal time to both sides of the issue.
Producers nd colorful growers who use
science to make the best product possi-
ble. They dont believe what they are
doing is wrong. Were ying the ag of
civil disobedience, one grower said.
The growers may be trying to dodge
the law, but dont hesitate to open up dif-
ferent facets of their business to televi-
sion cameras.
At the same time, Weed Country
shows the challenges faced by law
enforcement. It follows one groups care-
ful training for backwoods missions to nd
farms guarded by growers who are armed
and intent upon protecting their crops.
It surprised me with how deep and
complex it was, Daniels said.
The show does have some distracting
reality TV contrivances. Before one
commercial break, a grower making a
late-night delivery to a customer
becomes suspicious of a van that omi-
nously pulls out behind him on a dark
road. After the break, the van drives
innocently by. At another point, produc-
ers lead you to believe the grower is
about to be pulled over by police when,
after a commercial, it becomes clear the
ofcer is going after someone else.
The Pot Cops series will be told
from the point of view of law enforce-
ment, after producers reached an agree-
ment for access to ofcers hunting down
marijuana farms in Californias
Humboldt County.
Discovery had planned to air the two
programs back-to-back on the same
night and promote it as Weed
Wednesday on the network. But those
plans were dropped because unrelated
programming expected to be available
this spring had fallen through and
Discovery needed Pot Cops to ll a
hole on its schedule in April.
The change had nothing to do with
feeling cold feet about a Weed
Wednesday promotion, Daniels said.
TV show with Pistorius
dead girlfriend airs
Steenkamps last wish for her family
before she was shot dead at boyfriend
Oscar Pistorius home was for them to
watch her in a reality TV show that went
on air in South Africa on Saturday night,
two days after her
S h a r o n
Steenkamp, Reevas
cousin, told the
Associated Press
that the model and
law graduate was
proud of being in
the show and
reminded them in
their last conversa-
tion to make sure that they watched it.
The South African Broadcasting Corp.
aired the Tropika Island of Treasure
program, showing the late Steenkamp
the victim of a Valentines Day shooting
at the home of Pistorius, the Olympic
star and double-amputee athlete. She is
laughing and smiling, and blowing a kiss
toward the camera in Jamaica when it
was lmed last year. South Africans also
saw her swimming in the ocean and
watching people jump off a cliff and into
the sea, shaking her head as they leaped.
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Family Owned & Operated
Established: 1949
ne of the greatest contributors to
the development and understand-
ing of light, electricity and movies
was Thomas Edison. Edisons lifetime of
inventions produced an extension of the life
a light bulb, use of it for homes and cities
plus, as we know today, almost everything
imaginable. The common misconception
that he had invented the light bulb is wrong,
just like the misconception that Henry Ford
invented mass production. These men
improved on ideas and theories other inven-
tors had started but had not perfected it to
the degree that Edison and Ford did.
Edison, after of hundreds of experiments,
finally found a material that could with-
stand the heat produced by electricity in a
light bulb carbon filaments.
After he had achieved this breakthrough
and patented it, he became curious about
how he could make it useful and turn a prof-
it using this information. The light bulb by
itself is limited in use.
Edison had to develop a system of elec-
tric-power distribution to homes, cities and
factories plus a safe way to handle it (with
insulation he invented), and keep the cost
down to make a profit. It would take mil-
lions of dollars to set up this system so he
had to form a company that could deal with
these problems. The light being produced in
his era was the result of burning kerosene
and John Rockefeller supplied this material.
He took Rockefeller in as a partner to get
the money to go into business. The biggest
opportunity any person could want to hap-
pen did when Edison decided to go into
business and produce electricity.
The Niagara Falls area was to be used to
produce electricity for the entire eastern
United States and bids were going out for a
company to do it. Edison had a rival in this
bidding process Nikola Tesla. Tesla had
invented the alternating current (AC)
process to distribute electricity whereas
Edison and Rockefeller designed the direct
current (DC) process.
After a big public relations fight, Teslas
method of AC distribution won and Edison
and Rockefeller became a part of the
General Electric conglomerate after Edison
changed his mind and began using the AC
method. Tesla, although a great inventor,
lost out in money and glory with this move
and Edison got most of the credit for the
biggest distribution system in the United
States at that time.
In the 1850s, it was discovered that the
human eye could be deceived by a process
called persistence of vision. A person can
view one picture by itself and the eye per-
ceives no movement but of a number of sin-
gle pictures are strung together and the film
moved rapidly, the pictures appear to be in
movement because the past picture image
remains for a second in the brain (persists).
This is enough time to move the frame and
movement of images seem connected and
The projection of the film on a screen
became dependent upon a strong, bright
light of some sort and his light bulb fit the
bill to produce this light. At first, the cam-
eras were crude and the movies were very
short and unrefined but time and many
small discoveries changed this problem.
Edison was also interested in sound being
recorded and transferred over long dis-
tances. This interest may have come from
Edison losing his hearing at a very young
Many attribute this loss to a bout of scar-
let fever during childhood. Here his experi-
ence as a telegraph operator gave him the
insight that produced improved telegraphic
devices he patented. It eventually resulted
in the production of the phonograph in
His discoveries associated with sound
also became necessary to incorporate sound
onto the film although this didnt happen
for many years. Eventually these still shots
or pictures were incorporated on a thin
sheet of celluloid that could be projected on
a screen and a short movie was born.
The public went crazy after seeing the
first movies and a whole new industry
was born and produced the Roaring
Twenties. The first movies were in black
and white due to the difficult road to under-
standing how color could be added to the
non-talking film. The explosion for building
of movie houses began in the late 1920s and
lasted until the new medium of television
was unveiled.
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold
Fredricks appears in the Monday edition of the
Daily Journal.
Thomas Edison Inventor
Thomas Edison.
Disturbance. A customer was involved in a
verbal dispute with a business employee on
Sixth and Ralston avenues before 4:22 p.m.
on Monday, Feb. 4.
Parking. A vehicle was cited for illegally
parking in a handicapped stall on Ralston
Avenue before 1:41 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4.
Theft. A locked storage unit was broken into
on Dairy Lane before 10:25 a.m. on Monday,
Feb. 4.
Reckless driver. A potentially intoxicated
driver was seen speeding on Highway 101 and
Ralston Avenue before 10:33 p.m. on Sunday,
Feb. 3.
Hit and run. A hit and run accident occurred
on Crestview Avenue before 1:23 p.m. on
Sunday, Feb. 3.
Residential burglary. Someone reported
$14,000 worth of their jewelry was taken from
Catamaran Street before 8:35 Thursday, Feb. 7.
Grand theft. Two mountain bikes were stolen
after being locked and chained on 800 block
of Commodore Drive before 6:19 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7.
Welfare check. An elderly man had urinated
his pants and was confused while in the lobby
of a Super 8 Motel on 400 block of El Camino
Real before 11:46 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Police reports
Egg ght
A home was egged multiple times on the
400 block of Howard Avenue in
Burlingame before 10:56 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 2.
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Police search for witnesses to series
of Valentines Day burglaries
Police in Hillsborough are asking residents
two be vigilant after two separate burglaries
were reported in the city on Valentines Day.
The rst burglary took place between 9:30
a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the 6200 block of
Skyline Boulevard, according to police.
A suspect or suspects forced entry into the
home through the front door, police said.
A second burglary occurred some time
between 9:10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the 1000
block of Tournament Drive, where a burglar
came in through an unlocked window, police
Anyone who might have witnessed any-
thing suspicious in the area on Valentines
Day is asked to contact Hillsborough police at
(650) 375-7470.
Any residents who wish to report potential-
ly suspicious vehicles or people should call
Police searching for four
suspects who ransacked home
Police in San Bruno are looking to track
down four suspects who burglarized a home.
At about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, officers
responded to a report of a possible burglary at
a home in the 2400 block of Eucalyptus Way,
police said.
A passerby told police that at about 9:20
a.m., four men left the home with property,
and ed in two cars, according to police.
Ofcers determined that the front door of
the home had been forced open and the inside
was ransacked, police said.
The suspects are described as men in their
late teens or early 20s, last seen wearing dark
clothing, police said.
Anyone with information about the burgla-
ry is asked to call San Bruno police at (650)
Fire at autoyard
damages cars, building
A two-alarm re damaged several cars and
a building at an auto-towing yard in Pacica
Saturday morning, according to re ofcials.
Fire crews were dispatched to reports of a
fire at the commercial facility at 1050
Palmetto Ave., according to the North County
Fire Authority.
Crews arriving on the scene saw several
cars in ames that had spread to an out-build-
Fireghters surrounded the vehicles on re,
attacking the blaze using hose lines. Offshore
winds in the area made the re especially dif-
cult to extinguish, North County Fire of-
cials said.
Crews remained on the scene for several
hours to clean up the remnants of the re long
after it was brought under control.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of
the blaze is under investigation.
Mountain Lion sighting
reported in Portola Valley
A mountain lion was spotted on a rural
roadway in Portola Valley early Saturday
morning, according to the San Mateo County
Sheriffs Ofce.
Someone called to report seeing the wild
animal around 1 a.m. near the 3900 block of
Alpine Road, a sheriff's ofcial said.
The sheriffs ofce is reminding people to
steer clear of mountain lions if they spot one
and to avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk
and at night, when the animals are most
Anyone who encounters a mountain lion up
close is advised to face the animal, make
noise, try to appear larger by waving your
arms and throw rocks or other objects.
More tips can be found on the California
Department of Fish and Games website at
Driver arrested for felony
DUI after striking pedestrian
Police arrested a Pacifica resident who
struck a pedestrian while driving under the
inuence in Pacica Friday evening.
North County re crews and Pacica police
responded to a report of a vehicle versus
pedestrian collision at about 5:50 p.m. in the
800 block of Oddstad Boulevard.
Upon arriving at the scene of the collision,
emergency crews located the pedestrian, a 55-
year-old Pacica resident. She was transport-
ed to San Francisco General Hospital with
major injuries, not considered to be life
Police said the driver was identied as a 46-
year-old Pacica resident. The driver was
arrested for felony driving under the inuence
causing injury.
The collision remains under investigation,
police said.
Local briefs
By Robert Jablon
grew up without a father and for a
long time never knew why.
Her mother never spoke about the
Army ofcer who died before Hyla
was born. The scraps of information
she gathered from other relatives
were hazy: 2nd Lt. Hyman Markel
was a rabbis son, brilliant at math-
ematics, the brave winner of a
Purple Heart who died sometime in
Aside from wedding photos of
Markel in uniform, Merin never
glimpsed him.
But on
Sunday, decades
after he won it,
Merin received
her fathers
Purple Heart,
along with a
Silver Star she
never knew hed
won and a half-
dozen other
Merin wiped away tears as the
Silver Star was pinned to her lapel
during a short ceremony attended
by friends and family at her home in
Westlake Village, a community
straddling the Ventura and Los
Angeles county lines. The other
medals were presented on a plaque.
It just conrms what a great man
he was, Merin said tearfully. He
gave up his life for our country and
our freedom. Ill put it up in my
house as a memorial to him and to
those who served.
Merins mother, Celia, married
Markel in 1941 when he already
was in the military. They met at a
Jewish temple in Buffalo, N.Y.
About four months ago, the man-
ager of a West Hollywood apart-
ment building where Merins moth-
er lived in the 1960s found a box
containing papers and the Purple
Heart while cleaning out some
lockers in the laundry room, Merin
The manager contacted Purple
Hearts Reunited, a nonprot organ-
ization that returns lost or stolen
medals to vets or their families.
A search led to Merin.
She became kind of emotional,
because I dont have a lot of pic-
tures, I dont have a lot of stories,
and Ive always been a crier, she
said. My mother was always the
stoic one, very strong.
Markel was killed in the last days
of World War II on May 3, 1945, in
Italys Po Valley while fighting
German troops as an ofcer with the
88th Division of the 351st Infantry
Regiment, said Zachariah Fike, the
Vermont Army National Guard cap-
tain who founded Purple Hearts
The accounts suggest that he
was out on patrol and he got
ambushed and he charged ahead
and basically took out a machine
gun position to save the rest of his
guys, said Fike, whose organiza-
tion has returned some two dozen
medals. For that, he paid the ulti-
mate sacrice.
He was awarded the Purple Heart
and Silver Star posthumously, but
for some reason the family never
was told about the Silver Star and it
was never sent to them, Fike said.
Long-missing WWII medal awarded
FRESNO A convicted rapist was cap-
tured in Mexico, and his father a California
Highway Patrol assistant chief was arrest-
ed for allegedly helping him ee, authorities
Spencer Scarber, 20, was returned Saturday
to Fresno after Mexican authorities took him
into custody in Acapulco on Thursday.
Scarber was convicted in absentia on rape,
robbery and burglary charges in December.
He ed Fresno County three days before his
conviction. His parents and his older sister
were arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony
conspiracy to help a fugitive escape. His
father, 49-year-old Kyle Scarber, is an assis-
tant chief with the CHPs Central Division.
The patrol said in a statement it would con-
duct a separate investigation into Kyle
Scarbers alleged involvement. The father was
released from jail Sunday after posting bail.
The son remained held without bail.
The convicts 51-year-old mother, Gail
Scarber, was arrested on charges of being an
accessory, possession of a false birth certi-
cate and passport, forgery and false imperson-
ation of another person. She was being held
on bail of $107,000.
The sister, 33-year-old Crystal Reynoso,
was booked on charges of being an accessory
and driving with a suspended license. Her bail
was set at $101,000.
The arrests of the family members came
after prosecutors said in December that a car
registered to Gail Scarber had crossed the
U.S. border into Mexico on Dec. 12, but a
return trip for the car was not recorded.
Fugitive rapist captured;
CHP father also arrested
Hyman Markel
Monday Feb. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Philip Elliot
WASHINGTON Republicans
and Democrats alike on Sunday pre-
dicted President Barack Obama
would fail if he pushed forward
with his own effort to overhaul the
nations immigration system and
urged the administration to hold off
while lawmakers work on a biparti-
san measure.
Republican Sen. John McCain
predicted the administrations
efforts would come up short if the
White House went forward with a
proposal to put the estimated 11
million illegal immigrants in the
U.S. on a long pathway to citizen-
ship. Democratic Sen. Chuck
Schumer, who
met with Obama
on Wednesday
at the White
House to dis-
cuss progress,
urged his allies
in the adminis-
tration to give a
bipartisan group
of eight law-
makers the time to hammer out a
deal on their own.
Obamas newly appointed top
aide, chief of staff Denis
McDonough, said the White House
would only send its plan to
Congress if the lawmakers stumble
in their efforts and cast its efforts as
a backup plan.
Well, lets make sure that it does-
nt have to be proposed,
McDonough said of the presidents
pitch, rst reported on USA Todays
website late Saturday.
We will be prepared with our
own plan if these ongoing talks
between Republicans and
Democrats up on Capitol Hill break
down, McDonough said in a sec-
ond interview, adding hes opti-
mistic they would not crumble.
The administrations proposal
would create a visa for those in the
country illegally and allow them to
become legal permanent residents
within eight years. The proposal
also requires businesses to know
the immigration status of their
workers and adds more funding for
border security.
It drew immediate criticism from
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
If actually proposed, the presi-
dents bill would be dead on arrival
in Congress, leaving us with unse-
cured borders and a broken legal
immigration system for years to
come, said Rubio, who is among
the eight lawmakers searching for a
comprehensive plan.
Many of the details in the admin-
istrations draft proposal follow the
broad principles that Obama previ-
ously outlined. But the fact the
administration is writing its own
alternative signaled Obama wants
to address immigration sooner
rather than later and perhaps was
looking to nudge lawmakers to
move more quickly.
The tactic potentially complicates
the administrations work with
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the
Wisconsin lawmaker who was his
partys vice presidential nominee
last year, said the timing of the leak
suggested the White House was
looking for a partisan advantage
and not a bipartisan solution.
Leaking this out does set things
in the wrong direction, said Ryan,
who could be a serious contender
for his partys presidential nomina-
tion in 2016. There are groups in
the House and the Senate working
together to get this done and when
he does things like this, it makes
that much more difcult to do that.
White House: Immigration plan a backup
Barack Obama
Protest urges action on climate change
SAN FRANCISCO Environmentalists are protesting in
San Francisco as they urge President Barack Obama to take
action on climate change and reject a pipeline that would carry
oil from Canada to Texas.
Organizers say the members of 65 San Francisco Bay area
groups including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and are
taking part in the rally, which coincides with a demonstration
in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators are holding the protest
outside of a U.S. Department of State ofce, where they
demanding the State Department reject the Keystone XL tar
sands pipeline. The pipeline if approved would carry oil
derived from tars sands in Canada to reneries in Texas.
State pushes to recover cost of res
SACRAMENTO California ofcials are pushing hard
some say too hard for money to recover the costs of ght-
ing wildres. For the last eight years, the state has more
aggressively gone after businesses and individuals it blames
for starting wildres. The states Civil Cost Recovery Program
is considered such a nancial success that Gov. Jerry Brown is
asking lawmakers to expand the units staff of lawyers, re
accountants and investigators from 14 to 24.
Local/state briefs
SOLEDAD Soledad, the Salinas
Valley farm town that hugs Highway
101, is hoping for a much-needed eco-
nomic boost now that a nearby protected
mountain area called the Pinnacles has
been designated as a national park.
Soledad has hired a San Jose public
relations rm to help rebrand the town
as the Gateway to the Pinnacles as a
way to bring tourism dollars, the Los
Angeles Times reported.
The City Council has set aside
$150,000 for new river rock monuments
advertising Soledads location about ve
miles outside the parks west entrance.
One reads: Soledad: Feel the
Momentum. Ofcials have purchased
nine Web domain names, including gate-, the newspaper
In 1908, the Pinnacles was declared a
national monument and in January it
was elevated to national park status,
thanks to lobbying by federal, state,
county and local ofcials.
Its been a month since the bill was
signed, and we have not stopped jump-
ing up and down, City Manager Adela
Gonzalez told the Times. Weve been
screaming it off the rooftops.
The park, which features volcanic
spires and caves, is a destination for rock
climbers. It also is a release site for
endangered California condors and
boasts wildowers, 400 species of bees
and more than a dozen types of bats.
Incorporated in 1921, the town has
17,000 residents, not including those
incarcerated at Soledad State Prison.
John Steinbeck wrote of Soledad in Of
Mice and Men.
The town, for decades driven by agri-
culture, enjoyed an economic boom in
the late 1990s. Growth has since slowed,
and leaders hope the parks new status
will revive the towns fortunes.
Soledad rebrands as gateway to new national park
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Barack Obamas pick to be defense
secretary is unsuited to head the
Pentagon, but Republican senators
should stop stalling the nomination
and allow a vote on Chuck Hagel, a
leading opponent said Sunday.
No, I dont believe hes quali-
ed, said Sen. John McCain, R-
Ariz. But I dont believe that we
should hold up his nomination any
further, because I think its (been) a
reasonable amount to time to have
questions answered.
Republicans have angered
Obama by
delaying the for-
mation of his
s e c o n d - t e r m
national security
team, which
includes Hagel,
a former
Republican sen-
ator from
Nebraska, and
John Brennan, the presidents top
counterterrorism adviser whos
awaiting confirmation as CIA
Critics contend that Hagel, who
snubbed McCain by staying neutral
in 2008 presidential race when
McCain ran against Obama, isnt
supportive enough of Israel and is
unreasonably sympathetic to Iran.
The nomination also became entan-
gled in Republican lawmakers
questioning of how the White
House handled the Sept. 11 attack
against a U.S. diplomatic mission
in Benghazi, Libya.
GOP senators also have chal-
lenged his past statements and
votes on nuclear weapons, and his
criticism of the President George
W. Bushs administration lingers.
Republicans last week held up a
conrmation vote but have indicat-
ed that they eventually would relent
and permit a vote when they return
from their break on Feb. 25.
Obamas chief of staff, Denis
McDonough, said Hagel, a Vietnam
combat veteran, said was the right
person to lead the Pentagon, and
has one thing in mind: How do we
protect the country?
Sen. Lindsey Graham, whos led
the opposition with McCain to
Hagels nomination, said critics
were doing our job to scrutinize ...
one of the most unqualied, radical
choices for secretary of defense in a
very long time.
But at the end of the day, said
Graham, R-S.C., this is the presi-
dents decision. I give him great
discretion. I cant believe one
Democratic colleague is not upset
by this choice enough to speak
Graham referred to a letter he
received from Hagel in response to
questions about past statements on
Israel, and the senator said, Ill
just take him at his word, unless
something new comes along.
McDonough was on ABCs This
Week, while McCain spoke on
NBCs Meet the Press and
Graham was interviewed on Fox
News Sunday.
McCain: Chuck Hagel not qualified
Chuck Hagel
CONCORD, N.H. Police
chiefs in New Hampshire wanted
more money for their youth training
program. A youth hockey team in
North Dakota needed more ice time.
Both saw giving away guns as the
From car dealerships to political
parties to hockey teams to yes, even
police chiefs, gun giveaways are an
attractive way to make money or
draw in customers.
But in the wake of the deadly
shooting rampage in a Connecticut
elementary school, such rafes are
drawing criticism as the ease of
obtaining rearms fuels gun-control
debates nationwide.
The New Hampshire Association
of Chiefs of Police is rafing off a
gun every day in May, including a
Ruger AR-15-style rie with 30-
round magazine similar to the one
used in the Sandy Hook Elementary
School shooting that killed 20 chil-
dren and six educators in December.
The players in West Fargos Youth
Hockey Association will rafe off
200 guns and an all-terrain vehicle
next month. Up for grabs are shot-
guns, handguns hunting ries and
semi-automatic ries.
Both were planned long before
the shooting in Newtown invigorat-
ed calls for increased gun control.
That didnt stop critics from blast-
ing the rafes as, at best, in poor
taste and, at worst, criminal.
John Rosenthal, founder and
director of the Massachusetts-based
Stop Handgun Violence, called the
chiefs rafe insane and crimi-
nally irresponsible.
In 33 states, including Maine,
New Hampshire and Vermont, the
winner of this AR-15 can turn
around the same day and sell it to
anyone without an ID or back-
ground check, Rosenthal said.
They should cancel their rafe and
give away a nice mountain bike or
Gun raffles stoke debate
BUFFALO, N.Y. Adults
whove begun working toward their
GED are being urged to nish up
this year, before the test for a high
school equivalency diploma changes
and they have to start all over.
GED Testing Service will intro-
duce a new version of the test, given
nationwide, on Jan. 1, 2014.
Developers say the first major
changes since 2002 will align the
test with the new Common Core
curricula adopted by most states to
increase college and career readi-
ness. It also will shift test-taking
from pencil and paper to computer.
Joyce Monroe, 24, is feeling the
pressure as she puts in dozens of
hours in class every week at the
Buffalo Educational Opportunity
Center. Two practice tests showed
shes ready for writing and science
but needs slightly more work in
math, along with social studies and
language arts.
Students urged to finish GED; changes due in 2014
By Michelle R. Smith
Survivors of a 2003 nightclub re
that killed 100 people and relatives of
those killed huddled together in bitter
cold Sunday at the site of the re to
mark the 10th anniversary of the re.
Some brought owers and paid
their respects at the handmade
crosses that dot the site for each per-
son who died. Others cried and
spoke of missing their loved ones
and the difculty of moving past
such trauma.
People that werent here really
dont understand why we cant let
this stuff go. I was 30 seconds away
from dying, said Walter Castle Jr.,
39, a survivor who suffered third-
degree burns in his lungs, throat and
bronchial tubes. He said he lost
many friends and was in counseling
until 2009. Recently, as the 10th
anniversary approached, he began
having terrible nightmares and had
to go back into counseling.
Its just very tough, he said.
The anniversary of the blaze is
Wednesday. The re broke out when
pyrotechnics for the rock band Great
White ignited ammable packing
foam that had been installed in the
club as soundproong. Last month,
a re at a nightclub in Brazil killed
more than 230 people under circum-
stances that were eerily similar: A
bands pyrotechnic display set re to
soundproong foam.
Among those who spoke Sunday
was former Gov. Don Carcieri, who
took ofce the month before the re
and still gets choked up when speak-
ing about it. He remembered the
days families waited at a hotel for
word that their loved ones remains
had been identied, and the anger
everyone felt, asking how the
tragedy could have happened.
100 fire victims
remembered on
10th anniversary
Monday Feb. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Brian Murphy
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Irans supreme leader is sup-
posed to be many things in the eyes
of his followers: Spiritual mentor,
protector of the Islamic Revolution,
a moral compass above the regular
Political referee is not among
Yet that is the unfamiliar role
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has adopt-
ed as the political mudslinging gets
heavier ahead of elections in June to
pick a successor for President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Bad, wrong,
s c o l d e d
Khamenei on
Saturday in his
most stinging
rebuke of
Ahmadi nej ad
for his mounting
attacks on rivals
including an
ambush earlier
this month in parliament when he
played a barely audible videotape
that purported to show corruption
inside the family of the chambers
Khamenei then went on to chide
the parliament speaker, Ali Larijani,
for publicly humiliating
Ahmadinejad in response to the
When there is a common enemy
and conspiracies are hatched from
all sides, is there any way other than
strengthening brotherhood and
resisting the enemy? Khamenei
said in reference to widening
Western sanctions and pressures
over Irans nuclear program.
Hardball politics are nothing new
in Iran, whose elected parliament
and government can make even
Washingtons bickering seem gen-
teel. It also is unlikely to threaten
the real power in Iran: The ruling
clerics and their guardians led by
the Revolutionary Guard.
But the deepening nastiness
inside Iran speaks volumes about
the importance of the presidential
election on June 14 and how it
could reset Tehrans political order.
Khamenei seeks to tamp down the
rising political spats that could sig-
nal weakness to the West in nuclear
negotiations set to resume next
week. He also wants to close off any
openings for public complaints over
the economic pain from the expand-
ing sanctions.
At the same time, however,
Khamenei risks blows to his image
if his unprecedented personal inter-
vention fails to calm the growing
tremors whose epicenter is
Parliament on Sunday showed
obedience. More than 260 lawmak-
ers nearly the entire 290-seat
chamber expressed loyalty to
Khamenei. Ahmadinejad made no
immediate comment.
The presidential election has
raised the stakes in the ongoing
blame game, said Abolghasem
Bayyenat, a former Iranian trade
official who runs the website
Khamenei certainly does not
want the political wrangling ... to
get out of control, he said.
Irans leader steps deeper into politics
Ayatollah Ali
U.S. Lawmakers
meet with exiles
from Iran in Paris
PARIS With its militant wing no longer
a terror organization as far as the U.S. govern-
ment is concerned, an Iranian opposition
group hosted a U.S. House delegation for the
rst time Sunday and briefed the lawmakers
on the fallout of a deadly rocket attack at a
refugee camp in Iraq.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran,
a France-based Iranian opposition group, gave
a raucous welcome at a Paris hotel to the four
representatives, with rhythmic clapping and
chants of Thank You!
But the talks focused on a Feb. 9 rocket
attack at a refugee camp in Iraq that houses
many of members of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or
MEK, the groups militant wing. Seven peo-
ple died and dozens were wounded, the exile
group said.
BAUCHI, Nigeria Gunmen attacked a
camp for a construction company in rural
northern Nigeria, killing a guard and kidnap-
ping seven foreign workers from Britain,
Greece, Italy, Lebanon and the Philippines,
authorities said Sunday, in the biggest kidnap-
ping yet in a region under attack by Islamic
The attack Saturday night happened in
Jamaare, a town in Bauchi state. There, the
gunmen rst attacked a local prison, burning
two police trucks, Bauchi state police
spokesman Hassan Muhammed said..
The gunmen then targeted a workers camp
for Lebanese construction company Setraco,
which is building a road in the area,
Muhammed said. The gunmen shot dead a
guard at the camp before kidnapping the for-
eign workers, the spokesman said.
The gunmen came with explosives, which
they used to break some areas, Muhammed
said. He did not elaborate and an AP journal-
ist could not immediately reach the town,
which is about 200 kilometers (125 miles)
north of the state capital, Bauchi.
One British citizen, one Greek, one Italian,
three Lebanese and one Filipino were kid-
napped, said Adamu Aliyu, the chairman of
the local government area that encompasses
Jamaare. He said one of the hostages was a
woman, while the rest were men.
Police: Seven foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria
CAIRO Thousands of soccer fans
enforced a work stoppage Sunday in Egypts
restive city of Port Said to protest what they
called government injustices, disrupting rail
services and forcefully evicting workers from
factories and provincial government ofces.
Egypts president Mohammed Morsi had
declared a state of emergency and 30-day cur-
few in Port Said and two other Suez Canal
provinces following a wave of violence that
left more than 50 people dead last month. The
state of emergency is still in effect, although
residents have ignored the curfew.
The continuing turbulence in Port Said,
which last month was virtually in revolt
against Morsis government and the emer-
gency measures, is another fresh sign of
Egypts deepening malaise.
The government is struggling to impose
order as discontent widens beyond the capital,
Cairo, as social and economic problems
Egypt soccer protests hit restive Suez Canal city
Monday Feb. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
already weak
pension reform
Los Angeles Daily News
he statewide pension
reform package that the
governor and the
Legislature passed last summer
was no groundbreaking law. It
was a watered-down version of
the original proposal that mostly
affected new hires and still offers
overly generous pensions to pub-
lic workers.
Even so, political watchers
warned that it wouldnt be long
before Democratic lawmakers,
under pressure from their labor
allies, started taking aim.
They were right.
The newest such salvo comes
from a Santa Cruz county
Assembly member, Luis A.
Alejo, D-Watsonville. Alejo
introduced a bill last month
AB 160 that would exempt
about 20,000 transit workers
from the reforms. It was spon-
sored by the Teamsters and other
unions that represent transit
workers in California.
May it never make it out of
The governors pension reform
bill, AB 340, requires all public
workers throughout the state
(except those in charter cities
with their own pension plans,
such as Los Angeles) to pay at
least 50 percent of their pension
Otherwise, most of its provi-
sions are aimed at future work-
ers: an increase in the retirement
age and (too-high, in our estima-
tion) cap on public workers
salaries that would be counted
toward a pension.
Alejos bill argues that the
workers for transit agencies that
receive federal funds should be
exempt because their collective
bargaining rights are protected by
federal law. Specifically, the bill
cites a multiemployer plan
authorized by Section 302(c)(5)
of the Taft-Hartley Act ... if the
public employer began participa-
tion in that plan prior to Jan. 1,
2013, and that plan is regulated
by the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974.
Seems like a stretch, but its
real enough that the feds and
transit officials are already wran-
gling with the complaints that the
governors pension reform should
not apply to transit workers.
The governor and the
Legislature should be defending
their reforms and certainly not
adopting legislation to weaken it.
If they give in, how long before
every other group of public
workers finds loopholes that
appear to exempt them?
The answer is, surely not long.
The cynical take on the sum-
mers reform package was that it
was just a ploy to get voters to
adopt the Proposition 30 tax
measure and bail Sacramento out
of its financial hole. Theres an
easy way for state lawmakers to
shut down that suspicion by
blocking this bill and the other
inevitable legislative attacks.
By Mark Leno
ne of the most basic
responsibilities and
expectations of govern-
ment is to keep our communities
safe. As the former chair of both
the Senate and Assembly Public
Safety Committees, public safety
issues are something I have worked
closely on for over a decade. While
California is a national leader in
gun safety and violence prevention,
the recent tragedies across our
nation make it clear that more must
be done to keep our families and
children safe from gun violence.
One important step we can take
is to ensure that rearms are kept
out of the hands of people who are
prohibited from owning them due
to criminal activity, mental illness
or domestic violence. Fortunately,
California is the rst and only state
in the nation to build an automated
system for tracking handgun and
assault weapon owners who pose a
threat to public safety. The Armed
Prohibited Persons System tracks
information about individuals who
legally purchased and registered
rearms but have since been pro-
hibited from
them due to a
mental illness
or felony,
domestic vio-
lence or violent
offense. The
APPS program
began in 2007
and has accounted for the seizure
of more than 12,000 unlawfully
owned weapons across the state by
Department of Justice agents and
local law enforcement.
Unfortunately, there are still
nearly 20,000 people in California
who illegally possess an estimated
40,000 handguns and assault
weapons, and this list grows by
about 15 to 20 people each day. In
San Francisco and Daly City alone,
172 people who once made legal
purchases of guns now own them
illegally due to subsequent issues
that disqualify them from possess-
ing weapons.
To address the growing backlog
of people on the APPS list, I
recently introduced Senate Bill
140, which is jointly authored by
Senate President pro Tempore
Darrell Steinberg. SB 140 will
directly fund the hiring and training
of more investigators who can
aggressively enforce the APPS sys-
tem and take more guns out of the
hands of people who should not
own them. The bill expands upon
my previous legislation that helped
the Department of Justice cons-
cate illegally-possessed weapons.
With only 33 agents tasked with
disarming individuals who have
lost the right to own a gun, state
and local law enforcement ofcials
simply do not have the resources
needed to conscate the enormous
backlog of weapons, nor can they
keep up with the daily inux of
newly-prohibited persons.
SB 140 builds on legislation I
authored in 2011 that was spon-
sored by Attorney General Kamala
Harris. That bill allowed the
Department of Justice to hire eight
new agents dedicated to reducing
the number of illegally owned
rearms across the state. Thanks in
part to this legislation, law enforce-
ment authorities last year seized
more than 2,000 rearms, 117,000
rounds of ammunition and 11,072
illegal high-capacity magazines in
targeted sweeps.
The recent mass shootings across
our nation have prematurely ended
the lives of young children, torn
families apart and threatened the
vitality of our communities. We
must act now to help put a stop to
this senseless violence. I am com-
mitted to working with my col-
leagues in the Legislature, the
Department of Justice and Gov.
Jerry Brown to continue our ght
for common sense solutions to
keep illegally-possessed guns off
our streets.
If you would like more informa-
tion about SB 140 or our legislative
work, please contact our San
Francisco ofce by phone at (415)
557-1300 or by email at You
can also nd us on Facebook at
and Twitter at @MarkLeno.
Mark Leno represents the 11th
Senate District of California, which
includes San Francisco, Broadmoor,
Colma, Daly City, and portions of
South San Francisco.
Guest perspective
By Karen Licavoli Farnkopf
e have observed many
Winter Spare the Air
Alerts this season. As
most of us already know, when a
Winter Spare the Air Alert has been
issued, wood burning is prohibited.
As someone who has asthma and
as the mother of a son with asthma,
I am thankful for this rule that
helps protect my family and the
more than one in seven people liv-
ing in the Bay Area who suffer
from respiratory illness. It also
helps protect the rest of us from
unhealthy exposure to the number
one source of wintertime air pollu-
tion wood smoke.
Now lets get down to the
nitty gritty of wood burning. Most
of us dont like to be told what we
cant do in our own house. On the
other hand, we generally like to
accommodate the comfort and
health of our friends and neighbors.
For instance, if you visited some-
ones house, you would never think
to smoke a cigarette inside.
Likewise, when you have friends
over, they wouldnt think to smoke
inside your home.
Its hard to believe that only 20
years ago, smoking indoors was
commonplace. People smoked in
restaurants, on airplanes, at our
workplaces and inside our homes.
But as we learned more and more
about the deadly danger of second-
hand smoke, we accommodated for
the health and comfort of our
friends, families and coworkers.
Eventually, all indoor work envi-
ronments in California became
smoke-free. And most people
started thinking twice about smok-
ing in other peoples homes.
Wood smoke is very similar to
second-hand smoke. It contains
many of the same carcinogens and
toxins. On cold, still winter
nights, a house with a fire in the
fireplace is like a house smoking
a pack of cigarettes. The smoke
goes into the neighborhood and
hangs around sometimes for
days. Several days and nights of
these conditions can cause partic-
ulate pollution to build up to
unhealthy levels. When this hap-
pens, people with respiratory
issues experience serious breath-
ing problems.
This winter, the Bay Area has
seen 10 Winter Spare the Air
Alerts, including a stretch of four
days in a row. To prevent pollution
from building up to unhealthy lev-
els in our neighborhoods, its
important for us to talk to each
other about wood smoke. These
conversations can be informative
and friendly. Encourage your
neighbors to check before they
burn to make sure its not a Winter
Spare the Air Alert. And, if you
live in a community with a home-
owners association, you can ask
the association to get the word out
to the neighborhood. You can
remind people that its easy to sign
up for email or phone alerts at, or by calling
1-877-4NO BURN.
So start a conversation in your
neighborhood, and help protect the
air in and around your home from
the other secondhand smoke.
Karen Licavoli Farnkopf is the vice
president of Program Development
for BREATHE California.
Guest perspective
Keeping our communities safe from gun violence
The new secondhand smoke
Its hard to believe that only 20 years ago, smoking
indoors was commonplace. People smoked in
restaurants, on airplanes, at our workplaces and
inside our homes. But as we learned more and
more about the deadly danger of secondhand
smoke, we accommodated for the health and
comfort of our friends, families and coworkers.
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By Bernard Condon
NEW YORK If stock investing is like
playing the lottery, your odds of winning the
jackpot just got a little better.
Companies are buying each other at the
fastest pace since before the Great Recession.
Investors lucky enough to own stock in a com-
pany being bought are pocketing big money.
Since November, U.S. companies have
announced a dozen purchases worth $3 billion
or more in mining, food, technology, airlines
and other industries. Stocks of the acquired
companies have soared 20 percent or more
above where they were trading before the
deals were announced.
On Thursday, billionaire Warren Buffett
added to the frenzy. His company, Berkshire
Hathaway, joined another investment rm to
buy all the stock of H.J. Heinz Co. for $23 bil-
lion, or $72.50 per share. That was 20 percent
higher than the ketchup makers share price
the day before.
A week earlier, another group of sharehold-
ers scored. In an echo of the big leveraged
buyouts of the boom years, Michael Dell and
an investment rm offered to take his publicly
traded computer company private for $24 bil-
lion, most of that borrowed money. That
translates to $13.65 per share, a 25 percent
gain for stock owners, but they may get even
more. Two big Dell investors are protesting
that the offer is too low, raising the possibili-
ty of something rarely seen in M&A these
days a bidding war.
Investors are watching this deal closely for
another reason: They hope it inspires invest-
ment rms to attempt other big leveraged buy-
outs risky takeovers that use lots of bor-
rowed money from banks and bond markets.
The Dell deal would be the rst large lever-
aged buyout since before the recession.
Were nally dusting off the cobwebs,
says R.J. Hottovy, a director at Morningstar, a
research rm. It shows that banks are willing
to take risks.
Most deals have been companies buying
each other in the same or similar businesses,
with investment rms, and their heaps of bor-
rowed money, playing no role. The companies
often tap banks for money but usually use
more of their own cash and are considered
Still, CEOs have hesitated to strike deals
because they were unsure they could count on
the economy to help lift prots and absorb the
costs of combining two companies. Now, that
fear apparently is ebbing.
Its a sign that Corporate America believes
that the expansion is going to accelerate, says
Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at
Rockwell Global Capital.
The deals follow other signs that condence
is returning. So far this year, initial public
offerings of stocks have raised the most cash
in two decades; small investors are putting
money into U.S. stock mutual funds at the
fastest pace in ve years; and professional
investors are borrowing more to nance their
trades because they are not as fearful of losing
The last time so many companies paired
off, in 2006 and 2007, stocks were surging
and investors were pocketing big gains on
takeover news.
Now a few lucky investors are nding
theyre reliving the boom years. Here are
some recent deals raining riches on share-
holders, according to Dealogic, a data
ConAgra Foods Inc., maker of Chef
Boyardee, announces a $5 billion deal to buy
private-label food maker Ralcorp Holdings.
Within hours, Ralcorp shares rise 26 percent
to $88.80.
IntercontinentalExchange Inc. offers to
buy NYSE Euronext, owner of the iconic
stock exchange on Wall Street, for $8 billion.
Premium to NYSE shareholders: 43 percent.
Mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Copper
& Gold says it is buying oil and natural gas
explorer Plains Exploration & Production Co.
for $17 billion, handing Plains shareholders a
44 percent premium.
So far this year, $219 billion worth of deals
have been announced, more than double the
level over the same time last year, according
to Dealogic. The value of deals is also slight-
ly above the same period in 2007. And that
turned into a record year, with the value of
deals reaching $1.6 trillion.
Lucky investors gain big as M&A surges
By Andrew Miga
divided Congress isnt likely to
jump at President Barack Obamas
challenge for quick passage of a
mortgage renancing bill that sup-
porters say could help millions of
homeowners save big each year and
boost the economy.
Obama praised the legislation in
his State of the Union speech last
week, saying the proposal would
help more homeowners with mort-
gages backed by Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac take advantage of low
interest rates and renance their
Even with mortgage rates near a
50-year low, Obama said, too many
families that have never missed a
payment and want to renance are
being turned down.
Thats holding our entire econo-
my back, and we need to x it, the
president said. Right now, theres
a bill in this Congress that would
give every responsible homeowner
in America the chance to save
$3,000 a year by renancing at
todays rates. Democrats and
Republicans have supported it
The economys slow recovery
from the recession gives the idea
urgency, Obama said. Send me
that bill, he told members of
Congress listening to his speech in
the House chamber.
The proposal is part of a push by
Democrats and the White House to
help homeowners take advantage of
low interest rates as a way to help
the housing market recover and to
give the economy a shot in the arm.
While the bill could gain traction
in the Democratic-controlled
Senate, it faces a rough road in the
GOP-run House, where many
Republicans favor scaling back the
governments role in the housing
market as a way of aiding the econ-
omy. Similar versions of the meas-
ure died in the House and Senates
lame duck sessions last year.
At the moment, its an uphill
battle, said Rep. Peter Welch, D-
Vt., who plans to le the House
version of the bill.
Welch said he will reach out to
Republicans this year in hopes of
building more support, but the bills
association with the government-
controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac, the federal housing agencies
partly blamed for the collapse of
the housing market, hurts its sup-
port base among GOP lawmakers.
The American taxpayers have
already sunk $190 billion dollars
into the operations of Fannie and
Freddie, said Rep. Randy
Neugebauer, R-Texas, a member of
the House Financial Services
Committee. Its time that we wind
their operations down instead of
using them as a piggy bank for
failed programs that further delay
the housing recovery.
In the Senate, Democrats Bob
Menendez of New Jersey and
Barbara Boxer of California have
legislation to aid borrowers who are
current on their loans backed by
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but
who are not able to refinance
because their home values have
declined too much.
Nearly 12 million homeowners
have Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
loans and stand to benet renanc-
ing, the two senators said. Many
cant refinance at a lower rate
because of red tape and high fees.
The red tape has reduced competi-
tion among banks, so borrowers
pay higher interest rates than they
would if they were able to shop
around more, according to the sen-
The bill also would reduce up-
front fees that borrowers pay on
renances and eliminate appraisal
costs for all borrowers. The meas-
ure seeks to expand the Obama
administrations Home Affordable
Renancing Program, which saves
an average homeowner about
$2,500 per year, they said.
Mortgage bill faces tough road in Congress
Makers Mark will
restore the alcohol
content of whiskey
LOUISVILLE, Ky. After backlash from customers, the
producer of Makers Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to
cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey.
Rob Samuels, Makers Marks chief operating
ofcer, said Sunday that it is restoring the alcohol
volume of its product to its historic level of 45 per-
cent, or 90 proof. Last week, it said it was lowering
the amount to 42 percent, or 84 proof, because of a
supply shortage.
Weve been tremendously humbled over the
last week or so, Samuels, grandson of the
brands founder, said of customers reactions.
The brand known for its square bottles sealed
in red wax has struggled to keep up with
demand. Distribution has been squeezed, and
the brand had to curtail shipments to some over-
seas markets.
In a tweet Sunday, the company said to its followers: You
spoke. We listened.
Fans of the whiskey applauded the move and questioned why
the company moved to change in the rst place.
Some things you just got to leave alone, Todd Matthews,
42, of Livingston, Tenn., said.
Company ofcials said much customer feedback came from
Twitter and Facebook. On those sites, comments on Sundays
change of course ranged from angry to celebratory to self-con-
gratulatory. The statement on Makers Marks Facebook page
drew more than 14,000 likes and 2,200 comments within two
hours of Sundays announcement.
The change in recipe started with a shortage of the bourbon
amid an ongoing expansion of the companys operations that
cost tens of millions of dollars.
Dana Michaels and Wai Min go off to lead Burlingame and
Westmoor to Peninsula Athletic League basketball tournament titles
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Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
By Julio Lara
Dana Michaels could not be
She pumped her st as such after
knocking down her third 3-pointer
of the third quarter and racing back
up the oor as part of a 21-point
period by Burlingame High School
a stretch of time that began with
Westmoor High School leading 21-
20 in the championship game of the
Peninsula Athletic League girls
basketball tournament.
A 3 from the corner. Bang.
Another from the wing. Bang.
A jumper in the lane. Of course.
In all, Michaels, who started the
game 0 of 6 from the oor in the rst
half and had zero points, scored 13
points in the third quarter and three
more in the fourth, leading the
Panthers to the PAL tournament title
with a 56-46 win. Its Burlingames
rst such championship since the
2002 season.
I think my teammates just knew
where I was (on the floor),
Michaels said of her second half. I
got open looks. I was extremely
frustrated in the rst half. But as I
shooter, Ive learned that I just
have to keep shooting no
matter what the circum-
stances are.
D y n a m i t e
Michaels. Is that her
name? said Westmoor
head coach Michael
Keoung after the game. We
played her great for three quar-
ters, but she had that third quarter.
She went off. We couldnt keep up
with that.
Were a good shooting team and
By Julio Lara
Wai Min could not be stopped.
Come the end of Saturdays 72-60
win over El Camino High School in
the Peninsula Athletic League tour-
naments boys champi-
onship game, Wins jer-
sey reeked of success
and one by one the Ram
faithful hugged the
senior guard wanting a
bit of his championship
Its a smell that told the
story of a relentless, fatigue-
less, mentally unyielding
Westmoor team that took down two
PAL Goliaths in Burlingame and El
Camino en route to the programs
rst PAL tournament and rst out-
right league championship of any
kind since the 1999 season.
A team that twice was blown out
by the Colts in the regular season, to
the tune of a combined 145-102,
turned the tables on their division
rivals, led by Min and his 20-point,
11-rebound, 7-assist masterpiece.
It feels great, Min said. This is
my senior year and we did it all
together, as a team. I couldnt ask
for better teammates. Its a great
feeling. We just wanted it more.
They beat us twice already and we
didnt want it to be a third time. We
made every possession count. I
thought we were hungrier than
The key was our energy, said
Westmoor head coach Herb
Yaptinchay. I think we came out
with a little more energy from the
tip-off and I think we carried that
energy through the entire basketball
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Danica first
woman pole
winner at
Daytona 500
By Mark Long
Danica Patrick has made history
before as a woman and a racer, in
Indianapolis and
The spotlight
is nothing new.
But never has it
been this bright
Patrick won
the Daytona 500
pole Sunday,
becoming the
first woman to
secure the top spot for any race in
NASCARs premier circuit. Its by
far the biggest achievement of her
stock-car career.
I was brought up to be the fastest
driver, not the fastest girl, she said.
That was instilled in me from very
young, from the beginning. Then I
feel like thriving in those moments,
where the pressures on, has also
been a help for me. I also feel like
Ive been lucky in my career to be
with good teams and have good peo-
ple around me. I dont think any of it
would have been possible without
For those reasons, Ive been
lucky enough to make history, be the
rst woman to do many things. I
really just hope that I dont stop
doing that. We have a lot more his-
tory to make. We are excited to do
Her latest stamp in the history
Ogwumike hot
in Stanfords
win over UCLA
competition is toughest, Chiney
O g w u m i k e
shines brightest.
The junior
Al l - Ame r i c a
candidate had
another big
game against a
ranked oppo-
nent, scoring 26
points to lead
No. 4 Stanford
to a 68-57 victo-
ry over No. 15
UCLA on Sunday, the 10th straight
victory for the Cardinal.
She also pulled down seven
rebounds and blocked four shots. In
10 games against ranked teams this
season, Ogwumike is averaging 21.3
points on 53.5 percent as well as
11.3 rebounds.
I dont think anyone has done
more for their team (in the country)
Danica Patrick
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books came with a lap at 196.434 mph around
Daytona International Speedway. Patrick
went out eighth in the qualifying session, then
had to wait about two hours as 37 fellow driv-
ers tried to take her spot.
Only four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon
even came close to knocking her off. Gordon
was the only other driver who topped 196
mph in qualifying. He locked up the other
guaranteed spot in next weeks season-open-
ing Daytona 500.
Its great to be a part of history with
Danica being on the pole, said Gordon, who
joked that at least he was the fastest guy. I
think we all know how popular she is, what
this will do for our sport. Congratulations to
her. Proud to be on there with her.
The rest of the eld will be set in duel qual-
ifying races Thursday.
However the lineup unfolds, all drivers will
line up behind Patricks No. 10 Chevrolet SS.
And she knows her latest achievement will
mean more public relations work.
The routine is nothing new for Patrick, who
was the rst woman to lead laps in the
Indianapolis 500. She nished third in 2009,
the highest nish in that illustrious race for a
woman. And she became the only woman to
win an IndyCar race when she did it in Japan
in 2008.
Hardly anyone witnessed that victory.
Leading the field to the green flag in
NASCARs showcase event should be must-
watch television.
Thats a huge accomplishment, team
owner and fellow driver Tony Stewart said.
Its not like its been 15 or 20 years shes
been trying to do this. Its her second trip to
Daytona here in a Cup car. Shes made histo-
ry in the sport. Thats stuff that were proud of
being a part of with her. Its something she
should have a huge amount of pride in.
Its never been done. Theres only one per-
son that can be the rst to do anything.
Doesnt matter how many do it after you do,
accomplish that same goal. The rst one that
does always has that little bit more signi-
cance to it because you were the rst.
Even before her fast lap Sunday, Patrick
was the talk of Speedweeks. Not only did she
open up about her budding romance with fel-
low Sprint Cup rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr.,
but she was considered the front-runner for
the pole after leading practice sessions
And she didnt disappoint.
She kept her car at or near the bottom of the
famed track and gained ground on the
straightaways, showing lots of power from a
Hendrick Motorsports engine.
Its easy to come down here in your rst or
second year as a driver and clip the apron try-
ing to run too tight a line or do something and
scrub speed off, Stewart said. Thats some-
thing she did an awesome job. Watching her
lap, she runs so smooth. ... She did her job
behind the wheel, for sure.
Continued from page 11
than Chiney, Stanford coach Tara
VanDerveer said. Looking at her numbers
she is having a spectacular year. I think the
other thing is when you look at who other
players are playing with, she has one senior
on her team and doesnt have any other All-
Americans on her team. She really is putting
this team on her back and comes out every
night and is so consistent.
Ogwumike has led Stanford (24-2, 13-1
Pac-12) in scoring every game this season and
has posted 20-double-doubles.
I think there is a greater sense of urgency
in February than there was in January, she
said. These teams are tournament teams. Im
really excited that UCLA had a great game
against us because it teaches us how to be able
to win against an aggressive team thats phys-
ical and has a lot of weapons.
Even with her big production, the Bruins
felt they actually defended Ogwumike well.
Overall I think we did a pretty job on her,
UCLA senior forward Alyssia Brewer said. I
know she had 26 points but all of her shots
were tough shots. I gotta give her credit for
being able to make those shots and she does
come prepared.
Joslyn Tinkle added 10 points and nine
rebounds and Mikaela Ruef had a double-
double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the
Cardinal, which is 15-0 on the road this sea-
son and is gunning for their 13th straight con-
ference title.
Atonye Nyingifa led UCLA (19-6, 10-4)
with 12 points and ve rebounds and Brewer
and Markel Walker both scored 10 points.
Stanfords offense was not at its best in the
game as the Cardinal shot just 39.7 percent
from the oor and 21.1 percent from beyond
the arc.
But the Cardinal held UCLA 13 points
below their season average and won the battle
on the boards 38-31 to pick up their 15th
straight win over the Bruins.
Stanford, which leads the Pac-12 in scoring
defense, has held opponents under 70 points
for 44 straight games.
They play personnel incredibly well,
UCLA coach Cori Close said. They have an
awareness of not only who is on the oor but
where all the weaknesses are. Their scouting
is as in-depth as anybody in the country.
Sometimes teams cant handle as much in
depth scouting, but they are relentless about it
and focused on it. They play personnel and
force people to take uncomfortable shots.
The Cardinal didnt pull away until late.
They held a 30-25 lead at halftime and were
up ve with 15 minutes remaining. Then
Stanford embarked on a 16-5 run, highlighted
by Bonnie Samuelsons 3-pointer that gave
the Cardinal their rst double-digit lead of the
game at 43-32. Stanford led by at least eight
points the rest of the way.
We just got out in transition, VanDerveer
said. I think our team is excited about run-
ning and they were able to get out and make
some easier baskets where it wasnt all just
half court, wrestling baskets.
UCLA freshman Kari Korver left the game
and was taken to the hospital after suffering a
bloody facial laceration after colliding with
Ogwumike in the second half. Close said that
Korver will have to get multiple stitches and
did not know how long she would be out.
The Cardinal entered Sunday tied with
California for rst place in the Pac-12, and
has four games left to try and clinch at least a
share of its 13th consecutive conference title.
UCLAs only Pac-12 losses this year have
come against the Cardinal and No.6
California. The Bruins are in third place
behind those two teams in the conference
standings, and will face crosstown rival USC
on Tuesday.
Continued from page 11
LOS ANGELES Layshia Clarendon
scored 22 points and No. 6 California held off
a late Southern California rally to beat the
Trojans 72-64 on Sunday.
After trailing by 13 points in the second
half, the Trojans battled back to make it a
close game. Clarendon 9 of 17 shots and
added a late basket down the stretch to help
close out the win.
Cassie Harberts basket with 1:54 to play
cut the lead to 63-59 but USC couldnt get any
closer. Clarendon had a three-point play and
Gennifer Brandon, Avigel Cohen and Afure
Jemerigbe added six free throws late to seal
the win.
The Golden Bears (23-2, 13-1 Pac-12)
remain tied for rst-place in conference with
Stanford, which defeated UCLA on Sunday.
Harberts led USC (8-17, 5-9) with 20 points
and Ariya added 15 points.
Brittany Boyd scored 16 points and
Jemerigbe added 11 points for the Golden
The Golden Bears extended their winning
streak to 11 games and guaranteed themselves
a rst round bye in the Pac 12 Tournament.
California owns the longest current winning
streak in the conference and their 11 consecu-
tive wins is the second longest winning streak
in school history.
Californias win also marks their rst victo-
ry at USC since 2009 and gives the Golden
Bears its rst sweep of the Trojans since
2007-08 season. California has not lost a
game since dropping a 62-53 decision to
Stanford on January 8th. The Golden Bears
jumped out to a quick start knocking down
three straight 3-pointers.
No. 6 Cal women
beat USC 72-64
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in the first half, we shot terrible, said
Burlingame head coach Bill Lepaltak. As a
team, were probably not going to shoot that
bad the whole game. And when we do, our
post players usually pick us up.
Michaels offensive spurt was more than
just about points emotionally and psycho-
logically, No. 24 going off like she did
drained a relentless Westmoor squad who
came out and took it to the Panthers like the
12-0 PAL North Division champions they are.
I thought we played a great rst half,
Keoung said. I think we played hard. I think
we executed fairly very well. We just ran out
of gas a little bit. That was a big thing.
Westmoor led 21-20 after a rst half that
saw Burlingame shoot 2 of 11 in the initial
period and 6 of 17 in the second to cut a lead
that reached as far as seven points to just one
thanks to contributions of players like
Sarah Gagarty.
Westmoor shot 31 percent during the
But come the second half, starting with a
Michaels long distance call from the corner
right in front of the Burlingame bench sec-
onds in, the Panthers took off.
We just knew we had to step it up if we
wanted to win, said Burlingame guard
Lauren Rally, who had herself a whale of a
championship game as well with 15 points.
We knew this was going to be our (the
seniors) last year playing together. We just
wanted to play very hard.
We did a better job of creating open situa-
tions for Dana, Lepaltak said. Lauren Rally
did a great job of making those extra passes
because, after Lauren scored on the drive,
they (Westmoor) had to respect her.
The third quarter score was tied at 27 before
Michaels, Rally and four big points by Nora
Gustafson fueled a 14-4 run to close out the
[Westmoor] had to guard all ve of us,
Lepaltak said. And when that happens, Dana
is going to get open.
Burlingame pretty much put the title to bed
with a 7-1 to start the fourth quarter to lead
Its amazing, Rally said of the champi-
onship win. Its really emotional. Weve
worked so hard from winning one game, to
two games, and then this year winning the
PAL championship, its amazing.
Ive never experienced anything like this
before, Michaels said. To be a part of some-
thing like this, its crazy.
For Westmoor, All-League guard Yazmeen
Goo nished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Marinel Alcantara scored 10.
Both teams await their Central Coast
Section playoff fate following Sundays meet-
Dana is really good, Lepaltak said. :The
bottom line is Dana is really good.
Kadjis 3-pointer rescues
No. 3 Miami at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. Kenny Kadji scored
12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer
with 36 seconds left to keep No. 3 Miami
perfect in Atlantic Coast Conference play
after a 45-43 victory over Clemson on
Sunday night.
The Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0) nished with
their fewest points of the season, and their
high-scoring guard duo of Durand Scott and
Shane Larkin were a combined 3-of-16 shoot-
ing for 10 points. Still, Miami pulled it out on
Kadjis wide-open 3.
Clemson (13-12, 5-8) had three chances to
answer back, but Rod Hall was called for an
offensive foul on one trip and, after Trey
McKinney Jones made a foul shot, Hall
missed a layup and K.J. McDaniels failed on
a tip.
Continued from page 11
game. The big thing is senior desire and these
guys played through the pain. They wanted to
be out on the oor because they wanted to
make the plays for us.
The Westmoor offense did not let up the
entire game. El Camino did not lead at any
point and the closest they got to that was an
11-11 tie on a Michael Smith bucket in the
rst quarter.
From there, the boys from Daly City were
efcient and calculated on what seemed like
every possession.
Westmoor played a good game today,
said El Camino head coach Archie Junio. I
dont think we brought our best A game. I
think we came out a little soft, a little at-
footed in the rst half. And it came back and
bit us in the butt.
Guard play
The Rams were anything but at-footed,
led by their trio of outstanding guards in Win,
Errol Fernandez and John Mayuga the
three combined for 29 of the teams 38 points
in rst half. Westmoor led by as many as 10
on three different occasions in the second
quarter the latter coming right before inter-
mission when Mayuga drained his second tri-
fecta of the half, 38-28.
We were condent, Yaptinchay said of his
team coming in. Weve always believed in
ourselves. These guys have always believed
in each other. This was our third time seeing
them (El Camino), so we pretty knew what
they were going to run. And it was matter of
working to our strengths.
The Colts turned the ball over six times in
the rst half and got exactly two points from
someone not named Smith or Elijah White.
I think we had poor execution offensively
and defensively, Junio said. Even in the rst
half, we werent running our stuff like we
were supposed to. The second half, we just
broke down even more so.
Up 10, Westmoor went about its third
quarter in methodical fashion. And thats
where the unstoppable part of the game
kicks in.
The Rams slowed the game down to drain
clock and rolled into their sets late on the shot
clock. But instead of chucking up low-per-
centage shots, somehow Min would find
Fernandez or Mayuga wide open for shots
theyd then drain. Fernandez knocked down a
pair of 3s in the quarter to help the Rams lead
Theres a good rhythm with these guys,
Yaptinchay said. The way we play, it blends
well. They know where each other is on the
Defensively, after Smith scored 17 points in
the rst half, the Rams limited the North
Divisions Most Valuable Player to just four
in the third quarter and three in the fourth.
Westmoor hit just three eld goals in the
fourth period, but eight free throws down the
stretch shut the door on the Colts.
Min did not rest the entire game.
He is the energy, Yaptinchay said. If you
look at him, hes not the imposing guy in
terms of height, but his jumping ability, his
ability to get to rack. He was the key for us
Mayuga led the Rams with 22 points.
Fernandez added 14. For El Camino, White
led with 25 points all other El Camino
starters did not score.
[Its] leaving a legacy, Yaptinchay said of
his team historic win, which is what all these
guys want to do.
Continued from page 11
Sports brief
Monday Feb. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Andrew Dampf
SCHLADMING, Austria Julia Mancuso
got the ball rolling with an almost forgotten
bronze medal on the same day Lindsey Vonn
had a season-ending crash.
Ted Ligety followed with three golds to
earn the title from local media of Der Koenig
von Schladming The King of
And 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin capped a
historic world championships for the U.S. Ski
Team by ghting off a serious case of nerves
to win the slalom title.
In the end, even without Vonn and Bode
Miller who is sitting out this season to
recover from left knee surgery the U.S. had
the most golds at worlds the rst non-
European nation to achieve the feat.
Its been incredible hot and cold, U.S.
Alpine director Patrick Riml said Sunday.
The rest of our team is stepping up so big.
The showing was even more impressive
considering the scene, with huge crowds in
this ski-crazy nation averaging 30,000 fans,
and nearly all of them pulling for Austrian
While the Austrians led in total medals with
eight, the U.S. topped the International Ski
Federations table with four golds. Austria
and France were next with two golds each.
Its nice being in Austria and beating up on
the Austrians on their home turf, said Ligety,
who won in super-G, super-combined and
giant slalom. They always dominate the
sport and they always kind of seem like they
should be dominating the sport so it makes it
all the more satisfying to beat them.
But Peter Schroecksnadel, the powerful
president of the Austrian ski federation, didnt
see it as a loss.
In the U.S., they dont count golds, they
count the overall number of medals,
Schroecksnadel said. So there we are No. 1.
Riml, who is Austrian, wasnt surprised by
Schroecksnadels comments.
He just turns it the way he wants it, Riml
said. Thats OK. We won the most World
Cup races this year and well lead that when
we leave the World Cup nals and we got the
most gold medals at the world champi-
onships. Thats pretty good.
Indeed, the U.S. has 14 wins between men
and women on this seasons World Cup circuit
to Austrias nine. Also, at the 2010 Vancouver
Olympics, Germany led with three golds to
the Americans two but the U.S. had the most
overall medals with eight.
(Were) best in the world for sure, Riml
said. We saw it three years ago. We saw it
this year on the World Cup.
If Vonn and Miller come back fully healthy
next season, theres no telling how strong the
U.S. might be at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Potentially we have a very, very good
team, Ligety said. If Bode gets fully healthy
and motivated he has a really good chance of
winning medals in the speed disciplines, and
then Lindsey can win whatever she wants,
basically, if shes healthy and feeling good
again. And Im sure Mikaela will be close to
being a contender in the giant slalom as well,
so we have a lot of good medal chances.
Indeed, Shiffrin nished sixth in the giant
slalom here for her top career result in that
discipline, and she has plenty of room for
improvement, according to her coaches.
Besides Vonn, three other U.S. women n-
ished on the podium this season in downhill
Stacey Cook, Leanne Smith and Alice
McKennis to go along with Marco Sullivan
and Steven Nyman on the mens side.
Our goal is not to have just one (con-
tender) per event, Riml said. We got to have
two and three.
U.S. gets most golds at ski worlds
Ted Ligety skis out past the gate during the rst run of the mens Slalom race at the World Alpine
Skiing Championships in Schladming Sunday.
By Doug Ferguson
LOS ANGELES John Merrick
was a young face in the crowd at Riviera
for so many years, dreaming of one day
playing the fabled course on the PGA
On Sunday, he did better than that. He
won on it.
Merrick hit two clutch shots that led
to two pars in a sudden-death playoff
and won the Northern Trust Open on
Sunday when Charlie Beljan missed a 5-
foot par putt on the second extra hole.
Merrick, who closed with a 2-under
69, became only the ninth player make
this tournament is rst PGA Tour victo-
It could not have come at a better
place. Merrick grew up in Long Beach,
attended this event as
a kid and went to
school down the
street at UCLA.
I cant put this
into words, he said
off the 10th green,
his eyes welling with
tears. Growing up
as a kid, coming out
here, I just wanted to
play this tournament.
It was a tough finish for Beljan,
famous for having an anxiety attack
when he won at Disney late last year. He
holed an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th
hole, similar to the theatrics provided
last year by Phil Mickelson and Keegan
Bradley, to close with a 4-under 67 and
wind up in a playoff.
He had to make a tough 6-foot putt for
par on No. 18 on the rst playoff hole.
Going to the par-4 10th, 315 yards of
sheer nerves, Beljan drove long and left,
and his chip didnt reach the green. He
putted his third shot just above the hole,
and watched it slide by on the left for a
Beljan also made bogey on the 10th
hole in regulation.
The key for Merrick might have been
on the par-5 17th in regulation, when he
pulled his second shot from a bunker
toward the eucalyptus trees, only to nd
that he had just enough of a gap to go at
the green and escape with par.
More great recoveries followed in the
playoffs. He was well to the right of the
18th fairway, and hit a hard punch shot
that rolled just over the back of the
green and allowed him to get up-and-
down for par.
Merrick gets his first win at home
Ken Clark, among top Nebraska career rushers, dies
OMAHA, Neb. Ken Clark, one of the top all-time rushers
at Nebraska who went on to play for the Indianapolis Colts, has
died. He was 46.
His cousin, Stephanie Clark of Omaha, conrmed Clarks
death. She said he died of a heart attack in Minneapolis on
Clark was a two-time All-Big Eight running back for the
Cornhuskers, rushing for more than 1,000 yards both his junior
and senior seasons. His career highlight came in 1988, when he
ran for 256 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Heisman
Trophy winner Barry Sanders and Oklahoma State. His three-
year rushing total of 3,037 yards ranks seventh on Nebraskas
career chart.
Sports brief
John Merrick
Monday Feb. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 32 18 .640
Brooklyn 31 22 .585 2 1/2
Boston 28 24 .538 5
Philadelphia 22 29 .4311 0 1/2
Toronto 21 32 .3961 2 1/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 36 14 .714
Atlanta 29 22 .569 7
Washington 15 36 .294 21
Orlando 15 37 .288 21 1/2
Charlotte 12 40 .231 24 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Indiana 32 21 .604
Chicago 30 22 .577 1 1/2
Milwaukee 26 25 .510 5
Detroit 21 33 .389 11 1/2
Cleveland 16 37 .302 16
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 42 12 .778
Memphis 33 18 .647 7 1/2
Houston 29 26 .527 13 1/2
Dallas 23 29 .442 18
New Orleans 19 34 .358 22 1/2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 39 14 .736
Denver 33 21 .611 7
Utah 30 24 .556 10
Portland 25 28 .472 14 1/2
Minnesota 19 31 .380 19
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 39 17 .696
Golden State 30 22 .577 7
L.A. Lakers 25 29 .463 13
Sacramento 19 35 .352 19
Phoenix 17 36 .321 20 1/2
Charlotte at Orlando, 4 p.m.
Toronto at Washington, 4 p.m.
Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m.
Memphis at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
Chicago at New Orleans, 5 p.m.
Boston at Denver, 6 p.m.
Golden State at Utah, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Portland, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Sacramento, 7 p.m.
Atlantic Division
Pittsburgh 16 11 5 0 22 52 38
New Jersey 15 9 3 3 21 41 36
N.Y. Rangers 14 8 5 1 17 38 35
N.Y. Islanders 14 6 7 1 13 45 47
Philadelphia 16 6 9 1 13 38 49
Northeast Division
Boston 13 9 2 2 20 37 31
Montreal 14 9 4 1 19 40 34
Toronto 15 9 6 0 18 43 36
Ottawa 15 7 6 2 16 35 30
Buffalo 16 6 9 1 13 46 54
Southeast Division
Carolina 13 8 4 1 17 41 37
Tampa Bay 14 7 6 1 15 55 45
Florida 14 4 6 4 12 35 53
Washington 15 5 9 1 11 41 51
Winnipeg 14 5 8 1 11 35 46
Central Division
Chicago 15 12 0 3 27 51 31
Nashville 15 7 3 5 19 30 29
St. Louis 14 8 5 1 17 48 45
Detroit 15 7 6 2 16 40 44
Columbus 15 4 9 2 10 34 48
Northwest Division
Vancouver 13 8 3 2 18 38 29
Minnesota 15 7 6 2 16 33 38
Edmonton 14 6 5 3 15 35 38
Calgary 13 5 5 3 13 39 47
Colorado 13 5 7 1 11 31 38
Anaheim 14 11 2 1 23 50 37
Dallas 16 8 7 1 17 41 43
San Jose 14 7 4 3 17 37 33
Phoenix 15 7 6 2 16 40 41
Los Angeles 13 5 6 2 12 30 36
Two points for a win.
One point for overtime loss.
Pittsburgh 4, Buffalo 3
Chicago 3, Los Angeles 2
Boston 3,Winnipeg 2
Calgary 4, Dallas 3
Minnesota 3, Detroit 2
N.Y. Rangers 2,Washington 1
St. Louis at Vancouver, late
CanadianFootball League
National HockeyLeague
Collins from Springeld (AHL). Assigned D Cody
Goloubef to Springeld. Reassigned RW Trent Vo-
gelhuber from Evansville (ECHL) to Springeld
Mayer to Hamilton (AHL).
ECHLSuspended San Francisco C Jordan Clen-
their actions in recent games.
National League
CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP
Homer Bailey on a one-year contract.
National Football League
running back coach. Reassigned Bret Ingalls to of-
fensive line coach.
CanadianFootball League
BrownandLBSteveOctavientotwo-year contracts.
National HockeyLeague
CALGARY FLAMESRecalled G Danny Taylor
DETROIT REDWINGSPlaced F Johan Franzen
oninjuredreserve.AssignedGJonas Gustavssonto
Grand Rapids (AHL) for conditioning.
Mayer from Hamilton (AHL). Reassigned G Peter
Delmas from Wheeling (ECHL) to Hamilton.
NEWYORK RANGERSRecalled F Chris Kreider
from Connecticut (AHL).
DominguefromGwinnett (ECHL) toPortland(AHL).
HOUSTON Kevin Durant
scored 30 points, MVP Chris Paul
had 20 points and 15 assists, and the
Western Conference beat the East
143-138 on Sunday night in the
NBA All-Star game.
Blake Griffin finished with 19
points and Kobe Bryant blocked
LeBron James twice in the nal
minutes, that duo joining Paul to
turn the Wests victory into some-
thing of an L.A. story.
James scored 19 points but shot
only 7 of 18 after having no shoot-
ing troubles during the latter part of
the seasons first half. Carmelo
Anthony led the East with 26 points
and 12 rebounds.
The rst dunk of the game came
16 seconds in, Paul throwing a pass
to Clippers teammate Grifn as part
of the Wests 7-0 start. The West led
after each of the rst three quarters,
though was never ahead by more
than eight points through three peri-
They nally pushed it into double
gures early in the fourth fueled by
former Oklahoma City teammates
Russell Westbrook and James
Harden, but couldnt put it away
until a late run behind the guys from
the city of Los Angeles who
along with Lakers center Dwight
Howard gave Los Angeles all but
one of the Wests starting spots.
Paul hit two 3-pointers, Bryant
made a layup, and his block of
James led to Durants dunk that
made it 136-126.
Grifn had one last forceful dunk
to help close it out, throwing a pass
to himself off the backboard and
climbing high in his neon green
sneakers to slam it home and make
it 142-134.
West beats East
143-138 in NBA
All-Star Game
By Josh Dubow
SAN JOSE Now that the final
match has been played at the SAP Open,
Milos Raonic would like to take the
court with him.
Raonic became the rst player in more
than a half-century to win this tournament
three straight times, beating Tommy Haas
6-4, 6-3 Sunday for the title in the nal
year of the Bay Area tournament.
I think roll up the court, put it in my
bag and hopefully it doesnt get lost on a
ight, Raonic said.
Raonic has never lost in 12 matches in
this event and became the rst player in
the Open era that began in 1968 to win
this tournament three
straight times and
first overall since
Tony Trabert did it
from 1953-55.
Raonic won the
nal tournament here
in similar fashion to
his rst two, using an
overpowering serve
to control the match.
He red a 144 mph ace on his rst serve
of the match and was never threatened
on serve. He had 19 aces and nished the
week facing just a single break point.
Raonic wrapped up the match when
Haas sent a backhand wide to lose serve
for the third time in the match and then
went into the players box to hug family
and friends.
Perhaps no one will miss this tourna-
ment as much as Raonic. Since coming
here for the rst time in 2010, he has
never lost and has three of his four career
titles in San Jose. But he wont get
another as the tournament that dates to
1889 is being moved to Memphis next
year after the owners of the two events
sold the higher-prole Memphis tourna-
ment to a group from Brazil.
Im really sad to see this go. he said.
It was sort of a go-to move for me in
my schedule, one part of the year that
was never discussed, Lets go back
there. Its unfortunate really to not have
that chance.
Raonic beats Haas for 3rd straight SAP Open title
Milos Raonic
Woods joins vacationing
Obama for golf round
PALM CITY, Fla. President
Barack Obama teed it up with Tiger
Woods on Sunday.
The White House conrmed that
the President and the worlds most
famous golfer played a round at a
secluded, exclusive yacht and golf
club on Floridas Treasure Coast.
Once the sports dominant player
before his career was sidetracked by
scandal, Woods joined Obama at the
Floridian, where Obama is spending
the long Presidents Day weekend.
Sports brief
Monday Feb. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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By David Germain
LOS ANGELES Bruce Willis remains a
die-hard at the box ofce.
Willis action sequel A Good Day to Die
Hard debuted as the weekends top draw
with a $25 million debut from Friday to
Sunday. The 20th Century Fox release raised
its domestic total to $33.2 million since open-
ing Thursday for Valentines Day to get a
jump on the long Presidents Day weekend.
The movie comes 25 years after the original
Die Hard and six years after Live Free or
Die Hard, the hit that resurrected the fran-
chise centered on Willis relentless New York
City cop John McClane. The previous week-
ends No. 1 movie, Universals comedy
Identity Thief starring Jason Bateman and
Melissa McCarthy, was a close second with
$23.4 million to lift its haul to $70.7 million.
Debuting at No. 3 with $21.4 million was
Relativity Medias romance Safe Haven,
starring Julianne Hough
and Josh Duhamel in an
adaptation of the Nicholas
Sparks novel about a
woman who ees her abu-
sive husband and takes up
with a sensitive widower.
Since opening on
Valentines Day, Safe
Haven has taken in $30.3
The Weinstein Co. animated tale Escape
from Planet Earth opened at No. 4 with $16.1
million. With a voice cast that includes Brendan
Fraser, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker and
Rob Corddry, the movie follows the adventures
of aliens captured by the U.S. military.
Making a weak debut at No. 6 was the
Warner Bros. teen fantasy Beautiful
Creatures, which pulled in $7.5 million for
the weekend and $10 million since opening
Thursday. The movie is based on the rst in
the best-selling series about a Southern mist
(Alden Ehrenreich) who falls under the spell
of a teen witch (Alice Englert).
A Good Day to Die Hard did solid busi-
ness despite bad reviews for the latest install-
ment, which sends Willis McClane to
Moscow in search of his estranged son, an
undercover spy who winds up teaming with
the old man against Russian bad guys.
The movies success follows notable ops from
two other holdovers of the 1980s action scene,
Sylvester Stallone with Bullet to the Head and
Arnold Schwarzenegger with The Last Stand.
Theres still life left in the Die Hard fran-
chise. Given the fact that pretty much every
other R-rated action movie thats come out this
year has completely fallen at, this is a pretty
good showing, said Paul Dergarabedian, an
analyst for box-ofce tracker
Willis is one of the old-guard action stars
who still has a solid career going, whereas a
lot of these aging action heroes, unless theyre
in an ensemble cast, theyre not able to draw
audiences the way they used to.
Willis new Die Hard scores with $25M debut
1.A Good Day to Die Hard, $25 million
($61.5 million international).
2.Identity Thief,$23.4 million
($180,000 international).
3.Safe Haven,$21.4 million
($2.6 million international).
4.Escape from Planet Earth,$16.1 million.
5.Warm Bodies,$9 million
($4.9 million international).
6.Beautiful Creatures,$7.5 million
($5.4 million international).
7.Side Effects,$6.3 million.
8.Silver Linings Playbook, $6.1 million
($6.5 million international).
9.Hansel and Gretel:Witch Hunters,$3.5
million ($9.5 million international).
10.Zero Dark Thirty,$3.1 million
($2.9 million international).
Top 10 movies
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Birth announcements:
David Wright and Michelle Palmiotto-
Wright, of Mountain View, gave birth to a
baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Jan. 24, 2013.
Darryl Ong and Sarah Gray, of La
Honda, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Jan. 28, 2013.
Matthew Fish and Kathryn Motroni-
Fish, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby
girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City
Jan. 29, 2013.
Alexandre and Claire Janin, of Belmont,
gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Jan. 30, 2013.
Lucas and Courtney Huizar, of Belmont,
gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Jan. 31, 2013.
Jorge Sandoval and Andrea Deason, of
San Mateo, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Jan. 31,
Bryan and Kelly Turner, of San Carlos,
gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Feb. 1, 2013.
Steven and Erika Gendreau, of Belmont,
gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Feb. 4, 2013.
Terry Morey,Ken Morey,and Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Founder and Owner Christine
Mendonca enjoy the 10th Anniversary Celebration for Mavericks Beers & Ales at Half Moon
Bay Brewing Company Jan. 19.
Brianna Luna (left) and Viviana Luna (right) of Menlo Park make their rst appearance
before United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Fox Theatre in Redwood
City on Jan. 28. As part of Keplers Books author series, Justice Sotomayor spoke to an au-
dience of 1400 about the law, her childhood, and discovering crickets for the rst time
while in college.
San Mateo County
reghters enjoyed a
surprise visit from resi-
dents of Atria
Burlingame, a senior
living community, on
January 25.The resi-
dents stopped by
with freshly baked
cookies and 11 hand
written letters of grati-
tude to show their
support to the
Burlingame reght-
ers. Atria residents
John Yang and Eva
Ratto (left to right)
stand with reghters
from station # 34.
Gala co-chair Ed Schweitzer of Hillsborough (center) is joined by Smuin Ballet dancers (left to
right) Terez Dean, Susan Roemer, Janica Smith, Jane Rehm, John Speed Orr, and Christian
Squires at Smuin Ballets Fly Me to the MoonGala at the Four Seasons Hotel Jan. 26.
Suzanne Correa holds her daughter Gabriella during a silent remembrance at the closing of
the Relay For Life Kickoff Party held at the San Bruno City Recreation Center on Jan. 29. Both
of Ms. Correas parents were victims of cancer. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Societys
single largest worldwide activity, involving 5,000 communities in 20 countries and raising
nearly $500 million each year. The San Bruno Relay will be held on April 27 and 28 at Ca-
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Rotary Club of Foster
City was entertained
at its Jan. 30 meeting
by one of its own
members, Bob Ca-
plan, a CPA who
moonlights as an
standup comic with
the stage name Bad
Abacus. For the past
two years in April, Ca-
plan has been a guest
on KQEDs tax call-in
show on Forum, with
Michael Krasny and
Dave Iverson. Pictured
with Caplan is Foster
City Rotary President
Noemi Avram.
A supportive crowd applauds the
premiere of City With A Heartat
San Mateo City Hall on Jan. 31.The
one-hour documentary tells the
story of how the City of San Mateo
adopted the Screaming Eaglesof
A Company, 1st Battalion, 327th
Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, of
the 101st Airborne Division.
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male dance hosts. Light refreshments,
mixers and rafes. Admission $8
members, $10 guests. For more
information call 342-2221.
SanMateoCountyNewcomers Club
Luncheon. Noon. Tamourine
Restaurant,120 W.25th Ave.,San Mateo.
$25. Every year, on the anniversary
month of the clubs founding, the past
presidents are honored for their
contribution to the club. Checks were
due by Wednesday, Feb. 13. For more
information call 286-0688.
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
Storytime and Meet-and-Greet. 3:30
p.m. Hillsdale Mall, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. There will be storytime with a
Disney on Ice performer at followed by
a meet-and-greet with two Disney
princesses at 3:40 p.m. The Disney
princesses, Cinderella and Princess
Tiana, are in town for their
performances in San Jose. Free. For
more information go to
Wellness Lecture: Headache
Remedies and Prevention. 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Half Moon Bay Library, 620
Correas Street, Half Moon Bay. Free.
Preregistration required. To register go
ArabSpringandItsAftermath. 6 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. Little House, 800 Middle
Ave., Menlo Park. $5 members, $9 non-
members. Dr. Agayev will speak about
the current political and cultural
developments in the Middle East and
the Caucasus region. For more
information go to
New Films From New Kazakhstan:
Zhylama (Dont Cry). 7 p.m. Building
370, Stanford University. Free. For more
information call 725-2563 or go to
Anson Burlingame: His Legacy in
U.S.-China Relations. 7 p.m. Lane
Community Room, Burlingame Public
Library,480 Primrose Road,Burlingame.
David Chai, president of, will give
the lecture. Free. For more information
call 558-7444, ext. 2 or go to
Free Tax Preparation. Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays from Jan. 14
to April 5. 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4
San Mateo.To make an appointment or
for more information call 523-0804.
Job and NetworkingFair. 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Silicon Valley Community
Foundation, 1300 S. El Camino Real,
Suite 100, San Mateo. Open to all with
priority given to veterans.Free.For more
information call 330-6430.
Deadline to purchase tickets for
Bingo, Bunko and Bridge. Veterans
Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison
Ave., Redwood City. Proceeds from this
event will go to support families of
veterans in recovery at Fisher House in
PaloAlto.Event from11:30a.m.to4p.m.
Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45
p.m.$35 per person.To purchase tickets
call 366-6860.
Learn to use Facebook. 10:30 a.m.
Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las
Pulgas, Belmont. Learn about their
popular social networking site,
including how to create your own
account, nd helpful applications and
stay safe. Free. For more information
1,000 Places toSee Before You Die
by Patricia Schultz. 7 p.m. Oshman
Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
$12 for members, $20 for non-
members, $7 for students (with valid
ID). For tickets call 1-800-847-7730. For
more information go to
SteveFreund(ClubFoxBluesJam). 7
City.$5.For more information call (877)-
435-9849 or go to
Americas6thAnnual Quilt,Craftand
Sewing Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
San Mateo Events Center, Fiesta Hall,
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Come
enjoy exhibits, Make and Take
workshops and free educational
seminars. Free admission. For more
information visit
Higher Education and the Life of the
Spirit: An Evening with Alexander
andHelenAstin. 10 6 p.m.Soa
University, 1069 East Meadow Circle,
1057-A Classroom, Palo Alto.The latest
book from authors Alexander and
Helen Astin shows how cultivating the
spirit improves key academic and
developmental outcomes. General
admission, $30. Alumni/Faculty/Staff/
CACC Member, $20. Students, $10. $5
extra at the door. For more information
call 493-4430, ext. 269.
Screening of the animated zombie
movie ParaNorman. 3:30 p.m. San
Mateo Public Library, Oak Room, 55 W.
Third Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more
information call 522-7838.
Ukulele Jamboree at Hillsdale
Shopping Center. 3:30 p.m. Hillsdale
Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. Local children are invited to jam
with musicians from Guitar Center with
sing-alongs, drums, egg shakers,
tambourines and more. Free. For more
TeenOpenMic Night. 7 p.m. Belmont
Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Belmont. Join us for another fun Open
MicNight! Youhavesixminutes toshow
us what youve got. All acts welcome.
Refreshments will be provided.For ages
12 and up. For more information email
El Camino As Meeting. 7 p.m.
Burlingame Library, Community Room,
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Come
to a monthly meeting of a club
organized for exchange of ideas and
information about the Model A Ford.
For more information call 593-9239.
Dr. MaryEvelynTucker Lecture. 7:30
p.m. Cunningham Memorial Chapel,
Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500
Ralston Ave., Belmont. Free. Dr. Mary
Evelyn Tucker presents An Integrating
Story for the Earth Community.Tucker
is a senior lecturer in religion and
ecology at Yale University. She created
the multimedia project Journey of the
Universe with San Francisco-based
physicist and evolutionary philosopher
Brian Swimme.The project includes an
Emmy award-winning lm, companion
book and educational series. For more
information call 508-3713.
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with acting through summer camps held
at the College of San Mateo. Acting
became less of a hobby while attending
Mercy High School in Burlingame.
Sanders took advantage of local oppor-
tunities like programs offered by
Broadway By the Bay.
Wernick, 21, is a Belmont native who
attended school in Menlo Park. As a kid,
he attended Peninsula School, where
both his mom and aunt worked. The
school fostered creativity in children.
Wernick recalled being a young boy in
the band room surrounded by friends all
just trying to make the other laugh. It
never occurred to Wernick that what
they were doing was performing. The
kids put on concerts in elementary
school and a performance of
Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights
Dream in eighth grade. It wasnt until
at Sequoia High School, when he audi-
tioned for a play at the encouragement
of a friend, that Wernick realized he was
a performer.
Both Sanders and
Wernick heard about
the program at
Foothill and
enrolled. Sanders
went straight into
the conservatory
program but
Wernick took some
time to get to know
the school before
giving it a go. Despite their differences
in how they got there, both actors are
excited about the roles they will soon
debut on stage.
For Sanders, the show is denitely a
revolution of youth who have a desire to
learn more about themselves. Sanders is
loving the opportunity to explore a natu-
ral part of human behavior. That being
said, she isnt welcoming all to the show
with open arms because of its mature
Wernick has a special relationship
with the show. It was its music that
introduced him to a musical theater that
Wernick. When he heard Foothill would
be doing the show, he simply wanted to
be a part of it.
I loved it so much, he said of the
Spring Awakening music. We used to
drive around and just
listen to it.
Wernick portrays
Ernst in the play a
role thats a depar-
ture from his the
adorable doofus hes
often cast to portray.
While the subject
matter of the play is
a difficult one for
some people, Wernick encourages peo-
ple to attend.
I think youll be pleasantly sur-
prised, he said.
Spring Awakening performances
will be held Thursdays through Sundays
through March 10 at the Lohman
Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El
Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Shows will
be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m.
Sundays. Tickets are $10 to $28 and can
be purchased at or by calling
949-7360. Note: The show is a powerful
coming of age story with mature themes:
sexual situations, partial nudity and
strong language.
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Alain Pinel Realtors, City Manager Jeff Maltbie, Don Mancini
of Pioneer Millwork, Robert Porter of the San Carlos
Elementary School District, Brian Schwartz of Undisputed
Boxing and Greg St. Clair of the Avenir Group/Town restau-
rant. The panel is expected to share information about current
and upcoming projects from city and school district ofcials
and perspectives on economic trends from the others.
The shift from a single address to a panel is not the rst time
San Carlos has veered away from tradition in its annual State
of the City address. In 2011, then-mayor Omar Ahmad held the
event at night with cocktails rather than over breakfast as in the
past, creating a new tradition which has since stuck.
The State of the City is sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce and proceeds from the $10 tickets will benet its
scholarship fund. The event is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 21 at the Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road. The
evening begins with tabletop marketing of local businesses and
nonprots followed by the presentation at 6:15 p.m. Beverages
and hors doeuvres will be served.
For more information or to make reservations, visit
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costs because of increased tonnage and
tipping fees, more money due to
provider Recology for exceeding recy-
cling targets and more customers since
2011 and employee wage and benet
increases, according to the citys public
notice of the rate change proposal.
The city also cites increase in fuel and
operating costs.
In January 2012, the Redwood City
Council unanimously increased rates by
7.2 percent, just below the originally
proposed 7.81 percent increase. The
drop was due to the council passing on a
new curbside hazardous waste collec-
tion service. The city received 85 protest
The city receives its service from
Recology which contracts with the
South Bayside Waste Management
Authority. The SBWMA, also known as
RethinkWaste, formed in 1982 and its
members include Atherton, Belmont,
Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City,
Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood
City, San Carlos, San Mateo, San Mateo
County and the West Bay Sanitary
It owns the Shoreway Environmental
Center in San Carlos and is led by an
executive director who reports to a
board of directors comprised of city
staff from the various cities.
Ever-increasing garbage rates are one
factor why Redwood City ofcials are
hoping to convene a task force to evalu-
ate if SBWMA is being as efcient as
possible while asking customers to shell
out more money every year. In
December, the City Council agreed to
ask the other SBWMA member agen-
cies to join and appoint a representative
to evaluate the agency and consider
changes if warranted. San Carlos, Foster
City, Belmont, Hillsborough,
Burlingame and the West Bay Sanitary
District are on board, said city
spokesman Malcolm Smith.
No schedule or timeline for meeting is
set yet but they will be subject to the
Brown Act and their agendas made pub-
lic, according to Smith.
Written protests against the proposed
rate hike must identify the property
owned by street address and assessors
parcel number. Letters must be received
at City Hall by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25
or presented at the City Council meeting
prior to the close of the public hearing
on the matter.
The City council meets 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25 at City Hall, 1017
Middleeld Road, Redwood City.
Continued from page 1
sheries in 30 countries.
Before catch shares, commercial
groundshing was more of a free-for-
all: Ofcials set dates for when sh
could be caught, then let the eet catch
as much as possible, as fast as possible.
Monitoring was far less obtrusive, but
the result often was more dead sh
caught unintentionally being thrown
overboard so shermen didnt get ned
at the dock.
Under the new program, shermen
can catch their quota anytime during the
year, giving them more control over
costs and labor and less incentive to
In 2000, after two decades of sharp
growth in West Coast groundshing, sev-
eral species of rocksh plummeted and the
federal government declared the shery a
disaster. The cause is generally believed to
be a mixture of overshing, natural condi-
tions and management mistakes.
Standing near his boat, the 55-foot
Mariah Lee at Pillar Point Harbor near
Half Moon Bay, captain Geoff
Bettencourt said he and many other sh-
ermen originally were skeptical about
more government oversight.
But the program so far has given him and
other shers a better dialogue with govern-
ment regulators, and more optimism that
the resources they rely on to make a living
will be around for the next generation.
The previous type of shing wasnt a
sustainable way to fish, said
Bettencourt, a black cod sherman. If
we kept going that way, we werent
going to exist years from now.
Another big change under catch shares is
that quotas also are set for the amount of
sh caught unintentionally a major
problem under the old system. Fishermens
nets would bring in sh they werent sup-
posed to catch, so they often would throw
the dead sh over to avoid receiving gov-
ernment penalties at the docks.
Now, every single pound of sh
no matter what it is is accounted for,
Bettencourt said. Theres no hiding
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39 Crow cried
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45 Rowboat
47 Murphy or Rabbitt
50 Air quality org.
51 Sincerely
54 ICU worker
55 Lose traction
56 Home of the Bruins
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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 519457
Jamie Lynn Olivira
Petitioner, Jaime Oliveira filed a petition
with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
Present name: Taylor Lynn Oliveira-
Proposed name: Taylor Lynn Oliveira
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on March 05,
2013 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J , at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 01/25/2012
/s/ Robert J. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 01/25/2012
(Published, 01/28/13, 02/04/13,
02/11/13, 02/18/13)
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Finne Software Consulting, 257 Mon-
aco Dr., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Christopher Finne, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 01/24/2013.
/s/ Christopher Finne /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/25/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/28/13, 02/04/13, 02/11/13, 02/18/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Yakityak, 460 Talbot Ave., PACIF-
ICA, CA 94044 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Deanna Karen
Taubman, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Deanna Karen Taubman /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/25/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/28/13, 02/04/13, 02/11/13, 02/18/13).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) GSM Rosmary - Store, 2) Salgado
- Landscaping, 349 Grand Ave., SOUTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Guil-
lermo Salgado, 1327 Wincermere Ave.
Melo Park, CA 94025. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Guillermo Salgado /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/31/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/04/13, 02/11/13, 02/18/13, 02/25/13).
Date of Filing Application: Feb. 5, 2013
To Whom It May Concern:
The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are:
Bay Area Yakiniku II, LLC
The applicant(s) listed above are apply-
ing to Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control to sell alcoholic beverages at:
329 Ellsworth Ave.
SAN MATEO, CA 94401-4023
Type of license applied for:
41-On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
Febuary 11, 18, 25, 2013
203 Public Notices
In accordance with the
provisions of the California Uniform
Commercial Code, there being due
and unpaid storage and other charges
related to the storage for which THE
FRANCISCAN PARK is entitled to a
lien as Warehouse on the goods here-
inafter described, and due notice hav-
ing been given to the parties known to
claim an interest, and the time speci-
fied in such notice for payment of
such charges having expired, notice is
hereby given that these goods will be
sold at public auction at 22 Windjam-
mer Place, Space 461, Daly City, Cal-
ifornia 94014 on March 4, 2013 at
10:00 a.m. The following is a brief de-
scription of the property to be sold:
A 1972 Royal Monarch
Mobilehome, Decal number
AAV8888, Serial numbers S31207X,
S31207U, Insignia numbers 10408,
10409, 60 feet in length, 24 feet in
Purchase of the mobile-
home and its contents by any party
will require its removal from THE
Name of Owner
Rodolfo D. Miranda
Amount Due: $4,210.90.
Dated at San Jose, California
February 12, 2012
By: _________________
Attorney for
The Franciscan Park,
101 Metro Drive, Ste. 250
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 441-7800
210 Lost & Found
FOUND- LITTLE tan male chihuahua,
Found on Davit Street in Redwood
Shores Tuesday, August 28th. Please
call FOUND!
LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green
with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal
Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day
weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922
SSF, tan color, 12 lbs., scar on stomach
from being spade, $300. REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
RING FOUND Tue. Oct 23 2012 in Mill-
brae call (650)464-9359
294 Baby Stuff
BABY BASSINET - like new,
music/light/vibrates, $75., SOLD!
23 Monday Feb. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Tundra Tundra Tundra
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
294 Baby Stuff
like new, $40., SOLD!
NURSERY SET - 6 piece nursery set -
$25., (650)341-1861
296 Appliances
TUB - drop-in, $100., (650)270-8113
New, originally $1600., moving, must
sell, $850., (650)697-2883
HAIR DRYER, Salon Master, $10.
condition. 3 speed. $35. (650)854-4109
COMBO - built in, $100., (650)270-8113
top, white, good condition, $40 obo
(650) 355-8464
KRUPS COFFEE maker $20,
LEAN MEAN Fat Grilling Machine by
George Foreman. $15 (650)832-1392
MICROWAVE OVEN - Sharp, 1.5 cubic
feet, 1100 watts, one year old, SOLD!
canner 4qt. $25. 415 333-8540
RADIATOR HEATER - DeLonghi, 1500
watts, oil filled, almost new, $30.,
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
good $95 SOLD!
REFRIGERATOR - Whirlpool, side-by-
side, free, needs compressor, (650)726-
ROTISSERIE GE, US Made, IN-door or
out door, Holds large turkey 24 wide,
Like new, $80, OBO (650)344-8549
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse
power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393
SLICING MACHINE Stainless steel,
electric, almost new, excellent condition,
$50 (650)341-1628
great for college dorm, $25 obo
SMALL SLOW cooker. Used once, $12
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
T.V. 19" Color3000, RCA, w/remote
$25 obo (650)515-2605
TABLE TOP refrigerator 1.8 cubic feet
brown in color, $45, call (650)591-3313
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
WATER HEATER $75, (650)333-4400
297 Bicycles
BIKE RACK Roof mounted, holds up to
4 bikes, $65 (650)594-1494
298 Collectibles
15 HARDCOVERS WWII - new condi-
tion, $80.obo, (650)345-5502
16 OLD glass telephone line insulators.
$60 San Mateo (650)341-8342
1940 VINTAGE telephone guaranty
bench Salem hardrock maple excellent
condition $75 (650)755-9833
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
298 Collectibles
2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1
clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902
2000 GIANTS Baseball cards $99
49ERS MEMORBILIA - superbowl pro-
grams from the 80s, books, sports
cards, game programs, $50. for all, obo,
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOW plate 9/27/61 Native Div-
er horse #7 $60 OBO (650)349-6059
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23, $90. OBO, (650)754-
BRASS TROPHY Cup, Mounted on wal-
nut base. $35 (650)341-8342
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
HARD ROCK Cafe collectable guitar pin
collection $50 all (650)589-8348
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
MARK MCGUIRE hats, cards, beanie
babies, all for $98., (650)520-8558
World Cup, $10., (650)365-3987
ened 20 boxes of famous hockey stars in
action, sealed boxes, $5.00 per box,
great gift, (650)578-9208
1981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2,
all $40., (650)518-0813
POSTER - New Kids On The Block
1980s, $12., call Maria, (650)873-8167
PRISMS 9 in a box $99 obo
SPORTS CARDS - 3200 lots of stars
and rookies, $40. all, SOLD!
TRIPOD - Professional Quality used in
1930s Hollywood, $99, obo
VINTAGE 1970S Grecian Made Size 6-7
Dresses $35 each, Royal Pink 1980s
Ruffled Dress size 7ish $30, 1880s Re-
production White Lace Gown $150 Size
6-7 Petite, (650)873-8167
BOX with Thermos, 1980s, $25., Call
Maria 650-873-8167
(20) 1980s $2 each, Call Maria 650-873-
299 Computers
DELL 17 Flat screen monitor, used 1
year $40, (650)290-1960
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer.
Excellent condition. Software & accesso-
ries included. $30. 650-574-3865
300 Toys
CHILDRENS VHS Disney movies, (4),
all $30., (650)518-0813
FISHER PRICE Musical Chair. 3 activi-
ties learning sound, attached side table,
and lights up, $25., (650)349-6059
HOBBY TABLE for Slot cars, Race cars,
or Trains 10' by 4'. Folds in half $99
KR SKATES arm and knee pads, in box,
$15 (650)515-2605
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertable
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$99 (650)591-9769
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
1920 MAYTAG wringer washer - electric,
gray color, $100., (650)851-0878
14 x 21, carved top, $45.,
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
ANTIQUE STOVE, Brown brand, 30",
perfect condition, $75, (650)834-6075
ANTIQUE WASHING machine, some
rust on legs, rust free drum and ringer.
$45/obo, (650)574-4439
BREADBOX, METAL with shelf and cut-
ting board, $30 (650)365-3987
FISHING POLES (4)- Antiques, $80.
obo, (650)589-8348
J&J HOPKINSON 1890-1900's walnut
piano with daffodil inlay on the front. Ivo-
ries in great condition. Can be played as
is, but will benefit from a good tuning.
$600.00 includes stool. SOLD!
SANDWICH GRILL vintage Westing
house excellent condition, $30,
chair $50 firm, SSF (650)583-8069
chairs, $20 each or both for $35 nice set.
SSF (650)583-8069
303 Electronics
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.,
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
LSI SCSI Ultra320 Controller + (2) 10k
RPM 36GB SCSI II hard drives $40
Rarely used $60 obo, (650)341-1728
PS3 BLACK wireless headset $20
SONY HDTV hdmi monitor 23"
flatscreen model # klv-s23a10 loud built
in speakers SOLD!
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
304 Furniture
1940S MAPLE dressing table with Mir-
ror & Stool. Needs loving and refinishing
to be beautiful again. Best Offer.
Burlingame (650)697-1160
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
2 SOLID wood Antique mirrors 511/2" tall
by 221/2" wide $50 for both
lent condition, $95 (650)589-8348
ALASKAN SEEN painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
BASE CABINET - TV, mahogany,
double doors; 24"D, 24"H x 36"W, on
wheels. $30. Call (650)342-7933
304 Furniture
BLUE & WHITE SOFA - $300; Loveseat
$250., good condition, (650)508-0156
lead crystal, with 24 carot guilding, model
# B8640, beautiful, $50., (650)315-5902
CHAIR MODERN light wood made in Ita-
ly $99 (415)334-1980
CIRCA 1940 Mahogany office desk six
locking doors 60" by 36" good condition
$50., SOLD!
COMPUTER DESK from Ikea, $40
COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft
fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too
noticeable. 650-303-6002
DINETTE TABLE - pedastal, 42 round,
4 chairs & a leaf, $250., SOLD!
DINETTE TABLE walnut with chrome
legs. 36x58 with one leaf 11 1/2. $50,
San Mateo (650)341-5347
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DRESSER - Medium brown, 50 x 39,
two swinging doors plus 6 deep drawers,
$65., (650)571-5790
DRESSER 6 Drawers $20
DRESSER SET - 3 pieces, wood, $50.,
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
END TABLES (2) - One for $5. hand
carved, other table is antique white mar-
ble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381
END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in
box, need to assemble, 26L x 21W x
21H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648
FOLDING PICNIC table - 8 x 30, 7 fold-
ing, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902
FUTON BED, full size, oak. Excellent
condition. No Mattress, $50, SOLD!
GRANDMA ROCKING chair beautiful
white with gold trim $100 (650)755-9833
HAND MADE portable jewelry display
case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x
20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648.
- off white, 40, $30.obo, (650)571-5790
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
LOVESEAT - 60 length, reupholstered
appoximately 4 yrs. ago in pink & white
toile, $75., SOLD!
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
Six Matching Oak chairs and Leaf. $350,
Cash Only, (650)851-1045
OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with
pen holder and paper holder. Brand new,
in the box. $10 (650)867-2720
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
- $65., (650)347-8061
RATTAN PAPASAN Chair with Brown
cushion excellent shape $45
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable vi-
nyl medium brown $70, SOLD!
trim, 42H, 27 W, $30., (650)593-0893
ROCKING CHAIR - Beautiful light wood
rocking chair, very good condition, $65.,
OBO, (650)952-3063
ROCKING CHAIR - excellent condition,
oak, with pads, $85.obo, (650)369-9762
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of
storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720
304 Furniture
TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass
top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves,
cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. Five availa-
ble, Call (650)345-5502
8 PLACE setting 40 piece Stoneware
Heartland pattern never used microwave
and oven proof $50 (650)755-9833
Panasonic, $5, (650)595-3933
BEDSPREAD - queen size maroon &
pink bedspread - Fairly new, SOLD!
CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it,
tall, purchased from Brueners, originally
$100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
many features, Exel, $9., (650)595-3933
GLASS SHELVES 1/2 polished glass
clear, (3) 12x36, SOLD!
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)580-3316
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
VINTAGE LAZY susan collectable excel-
lent condition $25 (650)755-9833
307 Jewelry & Clothing
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, $100. for bag,
LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow length-
gloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436
WATCHES (21) - original packaging,
stainless steel, need batteries, $60. all,
308 Tools
BLACK & Decker Electric hedge trimmer
$39 (650)342-6345
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10,
4 long x 20 wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with vari-
able speeds $65 (650)359-9269
stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
amp, and accessories, $275., (650)341-
extra blades, $35., (650)521-3542
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
ESSIC CEMENT Mixer, gas motor, $850,
FMC TIRE changer Machine, $650
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, (650)333-4400
SHOPSMITH, FOUR power tools and
one roll away unit $85 (650)438-4737
TABLE SAW (Sears) 10" belt drive new
1 horse power motor, SOLD!
TABLE SAW 10", very good condition
$85. (650) 787-8219
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
DRAFTING TABLE - 60 x 40 tilt top,
with 3 full sets of professional ruling
arms, great deal, $50. all, (650)315-5902
$60. (650)878-9542
310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20., (650)871-7200
14 PLAYBOY magazines all for $80
$5. each obo, World & US History and
American Novel Classic, must see to ap-
preciate, (650)345-5502
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
40 ADULT VHS Tapes - $100.,
6 BASKETS assorted sizes and different
shapes very good condition $13 for all
with metal frame, 42 X 18 X 6, zipper
closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902
with 700 lights used twice $99 firm,
ADULT VIDEOS - (3) DVDs classics fea-
turing older women, $20. each or, 3 for
$50 (650)212-7020
ADULT VIDEOS variety 8 for $50
PH Balance water, with anti-oxident
properties, good for home or office, new,
$100., (650)619-9203.
pane, different sizes, $10. each,
ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full
branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
BABY BJORN potty & toilet trainer, in
perfect cond., $15 each (650)595-3933
BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie prin-
cess bride computer games $15 each,
new, $20., (415)410-5937
BOOK NATIONAL Geographic Nation-
al Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858
CAMEL BACK antique trunk, wooden
liner $100 (650)580-3316
CARRY ON suitcase, wheels, many
compartments, exel,Only $20,
CEILING FAN - 42, color of blades
chalk, in perfect condition, $40.,
sealed box, interior/exterior/chrome solu-
tions, cloths, chamois, great gift, $20.,
DISPLAY CART (new) great for patios &
kitchens wood and metal $30
DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2
total, (650)367-8949
DVD'S TV programs 24 4 seasons $20
ea. (650)952-3466
dition $50., (650)878-9542
hard cover, Every Days a Party, Louisia-
na Celebration, ideas , recipes, great gift
EVERY DAY'S A PARTY - up-opened,
Emeril Lagasse book of party ideas, cel-
ebrations, recipes, great gift, $10.,
EXOTIC EROTIC Ball SF & Mardi gras 2
dvd's $25 ea. (415)971-7555
Monday Feb. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Old flatboats
5 Stag party
10 Fixes with thread
14 Skid row sort
15 River joining the
Missouri near
Jefferson City
16 Is there __
against that?
17 Skating
18 Gnatlike insect
19 Strauss of blue
20 Jefferson
23 Hibachi residue
25 18-wheeler
26 Black cats, to
27 Washington
32 Baton-passing
33 Singer Brickell
whos married to
Paul Simon
34 You got that
right, brother!
35 In first place
37 Crabs grabber
41 Impressionist
42 Chicago airport
43 Jackson
48 Coffee lightener
49 Word with
popper or
50 Fishing stick
51 Truman
56 Bump up against
57 Jeweled
58 Reverse, as a
61 It ebbs and flows
62 Kauai and Tahiti,
for two
63 Read bar codes
64 Large amount
65 Gets things
66 Number pickers
casino game
1 Leatherwork tool
2 Brazilian port, for
3 Lumber blemish
4 Frosh, next year
5 Christina
Crawfords __
6 Italian cheese
7 Youngsters
8 Simply delicious
waffle maker
9 Tea leaves
reader, e.g.
10 Deli meat in
round slices
11 Dreaded
12 Greeting from a
13 Deli cheese
21 Wild revelry
22 Went off the high
23 Taj Mahal city
24 Come across as
28 Competed in a
29 Back in style
30 Altar vow
31 Pants seam
35 Not shut, in verse
36 Just out of the box
37 Comedian
38 Sons and
Lovers novelist
39 Florences river
40 Crab grass, e.g.
41 Military force
42 Black-and-white
43 Middle East
44 1971 Nobel
poet Pablo
45 Scooted
46 Brought to
47 Cardiac surgery
48 Chews the fat
52 Spunkmeyer of
cookie fame
53 Get out of bed
54 Auto racer
55 Elephants incisor
59 The Da Vinci
Code author
60 Johns Yoko
By Dan Schoenholz
(c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
used, $45. obo, (650)832-1392
FOLDING LEG table 6' by 21/2' $25
FULL SIZE quilted Flowerly print green &
print $25 (650)871-7200
used $8., (408)249-3858
GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact
$50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City
Current authors, $2. each (10),
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
HOME WINDOW air conditioner $75.00
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
INFLATED 4'6" in diameter swimming
pool float $12 (415)346-6038
JACK LALANE juicer - never used,
$20., SOLD!
backs at $3 ea. (650)341-1861
JAMES PATTERSON books 5 paper
backs at $1 ea. (650)341-1861
JAPANESE SAKE SET - unused in box,
sake carafe with 2 porcelain sipping,
great gift, $10., SOLD!
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
K9 ADVANTIX 55, repels and kills fleas
and ticks. 9 months worth, $60
LED MOTION security light (brand new
still in box) $40 (650)871-7200
LED MOTION security light (brand new
still in box) $40 (650)871-7200
MODERN ART Pictures: 36"X26", $90
for all obo Call (650)345-5502
NELSON DE MILLE -Hardback books 5
@ $3 each, (650)341-1861
310 Misc. For Sale
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
Outdoor Screen, Retail $130 With Metal
Supports, $80/obo. (650)873-8167
PET COVERS- Protect your car seat
from your dog. 2, new $15 ea.
PET MATE Vari dog kennel large brand
new $99 firm 28" high 24" wide & 36"
length SOLD!
PRINCESS CRYSTAL galsswear set
$50 (650)342-8436
PRINCESS PLANT 6' tall in bloom pot-
ted $15 (415)346-6038
STATION - Complete with mirrors, draw-
ers, and styling chair, $99. obo,
PUNCH BOWL SET- 10 cup plus one
extra nice white color Motif, $25.,
ROLLER SKATES - Barely used, mens
size 13, boots attached to 8 wheels,
$100. obo, (650)223-7187
SET OF Blue stemwear glasses $25
SET OF MIRRORS (2) - 33 x 50, no
border, plain mirrors, $40.,
SF GREETING CARDS -(300 with enve-
lopes), factory sealed, $10.
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48 x 69
$70 (650)692-3260
SNOW CHAINS never used fits multiple
tire sizes $25 SOLD!
SONY EREADER - Model #PRS-500, 6,
$60., (650)294-9652
310 Misc. For Sale
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TOILET SINK - like new with all of the
accessories ready to be installed, $55.
obo, (650)369-9762
TYPEWRITER IBM Selectric II with 15
Carrige. $99 obo (650)363-0360
VARIETY OF Christmas lights 10 sets, 2
12" reef frames, 2 1/2 dozen pine cones
all for $40 SOLD!
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
VOLVO STATION Wagon car cover $50
650 888-9624
WAHL HAIR trimmer cutting shears
(heavy duty) $25., (650)871-7200
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WALKER - never used, $85.,
WALL LIGHT FIXTURE - 2 lamp with
frosted fluted shades, gold metal, never
used, $15., Burl, (650)347-5104
WANTED: USED. Tall, garage-type
storage cabinet with locking option,
WEATHER STATION, temp., barometer
and humidity, only $10 (650)595-3933
WICKER DOG Bed excellent condition
34" long 26"wide and 10" deep $25
Like new, (6) 31 x 70 and (1) 29 x 69,
$25. each, (650)347-7436
WOOL YARN - 12 skeins, Stahlwolle,
Serenade, mauve, all $30., (650)518-
X BOX with case - 4 games, all $60.,
311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each.
311 Musical Instruments
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
HOHNER CUE stick guitar HW 300 G
Handcrafted $75 650 771-8513
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
YAMAHA KEYBOARD with stand $75,
312 Pets & Animals
SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors
with divider $50. SOLD!
YELLOW LABS - 4 males, all shots
done, great family dogs/ hunters. Top
Pedigree, $800., (650)593-4594
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
1 MENS golf shirt XX large red $18
2. WOMEN'S Pink & White Motocycle
Helmet KBC $50 (415)375-1617
A BAG of Summer ties $15 OBO
BABY CLOTHES boys winter jackets
and clothes, 1 box, $20. Gina
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
different styles & colors, med. to lrg., ex-
cellent condition $5 ea., have 20,
FOX FUR Scarf 3 Piece $99 obo
316 Clothes
EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather la-
dies winter coat - tan colored with green
lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129
LADIES BOOTS, thigh high, fold down
brown, leather, and beige suede leather
pair, tassels on back excellent, Condition
$40 ea. (650)592-2648
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
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317 Building Materials
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318 Sports Equipment
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By David Germain
LOS ANGELES In mathematical terms, divide the cir-
cumference of the world by its diameter, and you have pi. In
Hollywood terms, add a United Nations mix of ingredients
and you have the blockbuster Life of Pi.
With 11 Academy Awards nominations second only to
Lincoln with 12 and the sort of global box-ofce receipts
normally reserved for superheroes, Life of Pi is one of the
most unusual megahits ever to hit the big-screen. Approaching
$600 million at the box ofce worldwide, the lm is by far the
top-grosser among the nine best-picture nominees with
$200 million more than Les Miserables and Django
Unchained, its closest rivals.
Life of Pi has action, suspense and spectacle, but its a
thoughtful, contemplative, internalized lm, a philosophical
and even cryptic story that touched something in the world-
wide psyche resulting in business in the realm of more tradi-
tional Hollywood hits such as The Hunger Games, Men in
Black 3 and Brave.
Though backed by 20th Century Fox, the lm has an inter-
national sensibility that Life of Pi director Ang Lee hopes
will gradually become part of everyday business in
Hollywood, which has a long history of telling tales even
overseas ones with an American perspective.
Its a global movie culture. The mainstream cinematic lan-
guage was largely set up by Hollywood, Americans, therefore
its American. Some European directors, but it was an
American spirit, Lee said. I think the lm language thats
established here, thats the biggest obstacle when you try to do
something different. You know, the world views things differ-
ently. They have different life experiences.
Best-selling novel
As does the talent behind Life of Pi. The lm is based on
the best-selling novel by Canadian author Yann Martel, a
globe-trotting writer born in Spain.
Lee grew up in Taiwan, went to lm school at New York
University and has become one of Hollywoods most-eclectic
lmmakers, turning his martial-arts epic Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon into a critical and commercial smash and
winning the best-director Oscar for Brokeback Mountain.
Along with Lee, whos up for best director and best picture
as a producer on Life of Pi, the lms Oscar-nominated col-
laborators include American screenwriter David Magee,
Canadian composer Mychael Danna, Chilean cinematograph-
er Claudio Miranda and Indian lyricist Bombay Jayashri, who
sings the theme song, which she co-wrote with Danna. The
lms largely Indian cast is led by newcomer Suraj Sharma as
teenage Pi Patel and Irrfan Khan as adult Pi, with French
superstar Gerard Depardieu and British actor Rafe Spall co-
Every big movie doesnt need to be American. This movie
had virtually nothing American about it, said Gitesh Pandya,
who runs the website The more we see
examples of these unorthodox lms with global settings that
are actually making the cash registers ring, its a step in the
direction of trying to nd more of them.
Life of Pi follows the spiritual journey of an Indian youth
who creates his own multicultural, interdenominational world
view by embracing Hindu, Islamic and Christian beliefs and
practices. Pi Patels faith is terribly tested after hes ship-
wrecked on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger the story offering
an even more terrible narrative as Pi later relates an alternate
version of his adventures.
$120 million cost
Sounds like the stuff of an intriguing lower-budgeted art-
house lm. But shot in 3-D with expensive computer anima-
tion to create a lifelike tiger and other creatures, Pi cost a
whopping $120 million with no guarantee it could ever pay for
itself. 20th Century Fox executives ultimately decided it had
enough international appeal to justify the risk.
Id be kidding you to say that we knew it would reach these
levels, said Jim Gianopulos, Fox studio chairman. But its a
big, beautiful world out there, and when you deliver a lm that
has the strength of story, the emotionality, the spirituality and
the spectacle of a lm like Pi, people show up.
Hollywood studios once counted on domestic audiences for
most of a movies revenue. But overseas markets have been
Hollywoods growth area, with international audiences now
accounting for two-thirds or more of receipts on many lms.
The ratio is even higher on Life of Pi, which has taken in
a respectable $108.5 million domestically but a remarkable
$460 million four-fths of its total from overseas fans.
That includes $90.8 million in China, $45.4 million in Great
Britain, $29.9 million in Russia and $19.8 million in Mexico.
The lm comes four years after Slumdog Millionaire,
another surprise smash about an Indian youth facing grave
challenges. Slumdog took in $377 million worldwide and
won the 2008 best-picture Oscar.
Two such lms dont constitute a new wave of Hollywood
openness to foreign avors, though.
Remember after the success of Slumdog, there was a lot
of talk of a lot more lms like that set in similar locations, and
it just didnt happen, said Nitin Govil, assistant professor at
the University of Southern Californias School of Cinematic
Arts. Anytime you get a success like this, theres an attempt
to kind of genericize it. But the thing that makes these suc-
cessful is that theyre singular. Maybe not one-offs, but cer-
tainly not formulaic.
Overseas slice of Pi ips Hollywood formula
Ang Lees Life of Pi.has 11 Academy Awards nominations, one behind Steven Spielbergs Lincoln.