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Lighting the unity menorah


Redwood City festival invites all to a celebration of light
By Anna Schuessler
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

This Tuesday, Peninsula residents


will light up Courthouse Square in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish
Festival of Lights.
The seventh annual Chanukah
Festival will welcome hundreds of visitors to Redwood City and invite them
to light a unity menorah, a 9-foot-tall
candelabra with nine branches.
Everybody from baby to senior cit-

izen will get a tile, color it and then we


will use them to decorate the menorah, said Ella Potash, who has organized the festival each year.
In previous years, the menorah has
taken on different looks. Last year, a
white table-sized menorah was made
from a 3-D printer. In years prior to
2015, the menorahs nine branches
have been constructed with cans and
Lego pieces.
But the symbolism remains the
same. The Chanukah Festival gives

visitors an opportunity to remember


and participate in the Hanukkah story.
Following a battle to reclaim religious
freedom from a Syrian king who outlawed the Jewish religion some 2,000
years ago, the Jewish people in that
region worked to rededicate the Temple
of Jerusalem. Only a small container
of untainted oil could be found in the
aftermath of the war, believed only to
be enough to light the candelabra for

IGAL GUTKIN

Rabbi Levi Potash speaks in front of a menorah made with a


3-D printer at last years Chanukah Festival in Redwood City
See MENORAH, Page 24 while U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, looks on.

Water users
cut off from
main source

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

SFPUC to temporarily take Mountain


Tunnel offline, use local reservoirs
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

REUTERS

Christian worshipers
light candles inside
the Church of the
Nativity in the West
Bank city of
Bethlehem. The
church is built atop
the site where
Christians believe
Jesus was born.

Residents in San Mateo and San


Francisco counties may not notice
much of a difference, but in the
coming months the water pouring
out of their faucets wont be trickling down directly from the Hetch
Hetchy Reservoir.
The San Francisco Public
Utilities Commission is planning
a two-month shutdown of its massive Mountain Tunnel, meaning
nearly 2.6 million customers will
be temporarily cut off from their
Yosemite National Park water
source.

The move is necessary as the


SFPUC investigates what repairs
are needed to the nearly centuryold tunnel winding 19 miles
through granite rock in Tuolumne
County. The tunnel, nearly 7,000
feet below ground, is a vital component of the system that caries
water from the Sierra Nevada
Mountains to Bay Area faucets,
according to the utility.
Starting Jan. 3, SFPUC customers and San Mateo County residents will instead be relying upon
local facilities.
Hetch Hetchy water quality is so

See WATER, Page 24

U.S. warns of possible attacks on churches, holiday gatherings


By Deb Riechmann
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON
Federal
authorities warned law enforcement authorities across the nation
Friday that Islamic State sympathizers are continuing to call for
attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites.
The warning was issued after a

publicly available list of U. S.


churches was posted on a militants social media site. It also
came just days after Mondays
attack at a Christmas market in
Berlin that left 12 dead and 56
injured.
Separately on Friday, police in
Australia detained five men suspected of planning a series of
Christmas Day attacks using

explosives, knives and a gun in


the heart of Melbourne.
FBI spokesman Andrew Ames
said U.S. citizens are advised to
maintain awareness of their surroundings and report suspicious
activity. He said the FBI will work
closely with federal, state and
local law enforcement should
there be any potential threat to
public safety.

The FBI is aware of the recent


link published online that urges
attacks against U.S. churches,
Ames said. As with similar
threats, the FBI is tracking this
matter while we investigate its
credibility.
In the wake of the Berlin truck
attack, police departments around
the U.S. are making a show of
force at places where crowds gath-

er at Christmastime.
In New York City, police dispatched heavily-armed counterterrorism officers to stand guard at
crowded pop-up Christmas markets in Union Square, Bryant Park
and Columbus Circle only an hour
after news broke Tuesday about the
carnage in Berlin, where a stolen

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Thought for the Day


Christmas waves a magic
wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful.
The Rev. Norman Vincent Peale

This Day in History


Canadian physicist Reginald A.
Fessenden became the rst person to
transmit the human voice (his own) as
well as music over radio, from Brant
Rock, Massachusetts.
In 1 8 1 4 , the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of
Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 following ratication
by both the British Parliament and the U.S. Senate.
In 1 8 5 1 , re devastated the Library of Congress in
Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes.
In 1 8 6 5 , several veterans of the Confederate Army formed
a private social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, that was the
original version of the Ku Klux Klan.
In 1 8 7 1 , Giuseppe Verdis opera Aida had its world premiere in Cairo, Egypt.
In 1 9 1 4 , during World War I, impromptu Christmas truces
began to take hold along parts of the Western Front between
British and German soldiers.
In 1 9 3 9 , Pope Pius XII delivered a Christmas Eve address
in which he offered a ve-point program for peace and
denounced premeditated aggressions.
In 1 9 4 3 , President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces
in Europe as part of Operation Overlord.
In 1 9 5 1 , Gian Carlo Menottis Amahl and the Night
Visitors, the rst opera written specically for television,
was rst broadcast by NBC-TV.
In 1 9 6 8 , the Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read
passages from the Old Testament Book of Genesis during a
Christmas Eve telecast.

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REUTERS

Journalists and police observe the destruction of about a ton of illegal fireworks before Christmas, in Lima, Peru.

Birthdays

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Former American
Idol host Ryan
Seacrest is 42.
Songwriter-bandleader Dave Bartholomew is 98. Author
Mary Higgins Clark is 89. Federal health ofcial Anthony S.
Fauci, M.D., is 76. Recording company executive Mike Curb
is 72. Actress Sharon Farrell is 70. Actor Grand L. Bush is 61.
Actor Clarence Gilyard is 61. Actress Stephanie Hodge is 60.
The former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, is 59.
Rock musician Ian Burden (The Human League) is 59. Actor
Anil Kapoor is 57. Actress Eva Tamargo is 56. Actor Wade
Williams is 55. Rock singer Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs)
is 53. Actor Mark Valley is 52. Actor Diedrich Bader is 50.
Sen. Jeff Sessions,
R-Ala., is 70.

Designer Kate
Spade is 54.

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ce cream production, and consumption, increased greatly in the 20th


century with advances in refrigeration and power. In 1899, U.S. production of ice cream was 5 million gallons.
In 1909, 30 million gallons were produced. In 1919, 150 million gallons
were made and in 1986, 800 million gallons of ice cream were produced.
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Ice cream is an $11 billion retail industry.
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California is the nations largest ice
cream producer. The state produced 156
million gallons of ice cream last year,
including sherbet and frozen yogurt.
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In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson
left his fruit-flavored drink outside on
the porch with a stir stick in it . The
drink froze to the stick. Eighteen years
later, in 1923, Frank applied for a
patent for frozen ice on a stick.
Originally called the Epsicle, Franks
children renamed the treat Popsicle.
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Most popsicle sticks are made from
birch wood.

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The Daily Derby race winners are Solid Gold, No.


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ice cream with their pet cat or dog.


***
Ben & Jerrys employees are allowed to
take home three pints of ice cream a day.
***
The largest ice cream scoop pyramid
consisted of 3,100 scoops and stood
four feet high. The pyramid was made in
Maui in May 2000 by Baskin Robbins
executives and franchisees.
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It takes 12 pounds of whole milk to
make one gallon of ice cream.
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Ice cream is made up of milk, nonfat
milk, sweeteners and flavoring. Ice
cream must contain at least 10 percent
milkfat. Premium ice cream may contain
as much as 16 percent milkfat.
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Ice milk contains 2 percent to 7 percent
milkfat. Sherbet contains milk, but has
only 1 percent to 2 percent milkfat.
Sorbet contains no milk.
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Cream is fat that rises to the top of
whole milk. Half & half cream is a mixture of cream and whole milk.
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Ans wer: They are the characters pictured on each flavor of Otter Pops. Each
Otter Pop, frozen juice in a long plastic
tube, comes in one-ounce servings. The
shelf life of an Otter Pop is 24 months
from the date of manufacture.
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During prohibition, many bars were
converted into ice cream parlors.
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Japan receives the most exported ice
cream from the United States.
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We have all experienced a brain
freeze. When something cold touches
the roof of your mouth, the nerves overreact to the cold temperature and assume
that the brain must need heating. Blood
vessels swell to heat the brain. This
causes the dreaded, and misunderstood,
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Vanilla is the most popular ice cream
flavor. The favorite ice cream topping is
chocolate syrup.
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Americans consume the most ice cream
in the world. New Zealand comes in second, Denmark is third.
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Chiquita bananas are grown in
Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and
Columbia.
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Peanuts are sometimes called groundnuts because they grow underground.
Other names for peanuts are goobers,
goober peas, pindars, earth nuts,
Manila nuts and grass nuts.
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LOCAL

South City officer leaves hospital


Robby Chon attacked with skateboard on Thanksgiving
By Keith Burbank
BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

A South San Francisco police officer who


suffered a skull fracture when he was
allegedly hit in the head with a skateboard
Thanksgiving Day was released from the
hospital, police said Friday.
Officer Robby Chon was released
Wednesday and is in stable condition. He
will return home and undergo rehabilitation, according to police.
Doctors are optimistic that he will make
more progress.
Chons family and police said they are
grateful for the support theyve received
during the last month.
The man accused of hitting Chon, Luis
Ramos-Coreas, was in court on Wednesday.
Two doctors were appointed to determine

whether he is fit to stand


trial, San Mateo County
prosecutors said.
On Thanksgiving Day,
Chon was responding to
a report of a man acting
irate toward customers at
a business in the 300
block of Grand Avenue,
Robby Chon police said.
Officers who initially
responded tried to approach the 28-year-old
Ramos-Coreas because he was allegedly
making the disturbance.
Ramos-Coreas allegedly refused to obey
officers and then rode away on a skateboard
when other officers arrived.
Chon chased him and Ramos-Coreas
allegedly stopped, turned and hit Chon in
the head with the skateboard. RamosCoreas allegedly started running again, but

other officers were able to stop and arrest


him.
Ramos-Coreas, who is a South San
Francisco resident, has been charged with
attempted murder among other offenses,
prosecutors said.
He is scheduled to be back in court on
Feb. 2 at 8:45 a.m. when the doctors submit
their reports.
In the assault, Chon lost consciousness
and required brain surgery to stop some
bleeding, prosecutors said.
Police said that Chon has been inspired
by all the thoughts, prayers and support
hes received during his recovery.
He is thankful to be home for Christmas
and for the community of people who have
made that possible.
Ramos-Coreas attorney Ryan McHugh
declined to comment on the latest developments in the case.

Man pleads not guilty in chase across Bay


By Dan McMenamin and Keith Burbank
BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

A man who allegedly stole a tow truck from


San Leandro and led authorities on a chase
across the Bay before being arrested early
Tuesday morning pleaded not guilty in San
Mateo County Superior Court to all charges
Thursday, prosecutors said.
Moses Miller, 24, of San Leandro, is
scheduled to appear in court again in
Redwood City on Jan. 6 for a preliminary
hearing.
Miller is accused of assaulting a police
officer with a deadly weapon, recklessly
evading a police officer and auto theft,
among other offenses.
His escapade began just after midnight on
Tuesday when he allegedly crashed his truck
and it was taken to a San Leandro tow yard,

San Mateo County prosecutors said.


Three hours later, Miller turned up at the
tow yard and when he was confronted at 3:21
a.m., he allegedly got into a tow truck and
drove through a fence, prosecutors said.
San Leandro police spotted him and started
to chase him. About 10 minutes later,
California Highway Patrol officers took over
the chase, CHP officials said.
Miller allegedly led officers through city
streets, onto Interstate 580, then onto
Interstate 80 and the Bay Bridge.
More than once, Miller allegedly crashed
into or tried to crash into an occupied CHP
vehicle, prosecutors said. All of the officers
escaped injury.
Miller allegedly left Interstate 80 and
drove onto San Francisco city streets before
getting onto southbound Highway 101. The
pursuit ended in Brisbane, CHP officials said.

Miller allegedly got out of the truck and


ran, but officers were able to apprehend him
after a brief foot chase.
Prosecutors said Miller appeared to be
under the influence of drugs. Tests to confirm
that were not immediately available, according to the district attorneys office.
Miller remains in custody on $500,000
bail. An attorney representing Miller
through the San Mateo County Private
Defender Program could not be reached for
comment Friday.

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Police reports
Not rest assured
A person was seen sleeping on furniture
inside a store and refused to leave on
Woodside Road in Redwood City before
10:52 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.

REDWOOD CITY
Di s turbance. A homeless man in a wheelchair was banned from camping in a basement level parking garage after exposing
himself on El Camino Real before 11:16
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Sus pi ci o us pers o n. A man was seen stumbling up and down a street mumbling to himself on Roosevelt Avenue before 7:42 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Hi t-and-run. A truck hit a trafc signal and
drove off on Jefferson Avenue before 6:16
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Vandal i s m. A womans brother vandalized
her vehicle on Spruce Street before 12:59
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.

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Burg l ary . A vehicles window was smashed
and a laptop was taken at Dennys on Airport
Boulevard before 8:44 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
18.
Burg l ary . Tools valued at approximately
$2,000 were taken from a truck on Arroyo
Drive before 6:56 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.
Reckl es s dri v i ng . A vehicle was speeding
near Highway 101 and Oyster Point
Boulevard before 7:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
17.
Fo und pro perty . A wallet and ID were
found at Genentech on DNA Way before 4:04
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

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LOCAL/STATE

Police urge safe driving this weekend


Law enforcement on look out for distracted, intoxicated motorists
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

With the holidays in full steam and


revelers about, local law enforcement
is warning theyll be keeping a lookout.
Cops are cracking down on distracted and intoxicated drivers this weekend
in response to the increased number of
people expected to be traveling or celebrating with family and friends.
Between 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday, California Highway
Patrol is kicking in a maximum
enforcement period when officers will
be on high alert for speeders, distracted drivers, those not wearing seat belts
and anyone driving intoxicated.
The main thing is were trying to
make sure people are safe, said CHP
officer Art Montiel. Theres going to
be a lot of people on the road, and they
could be a victim of someone elses
bad decision.
During last years holiday enforcement period, CHP officers made 700
arrests. For the first time in five years,
the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration reported the rate of
fatal motor vehicle collision increased

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in 2015 with 35,092 people killed.
Last year, 35 people in California died
on the road during the three-and-a-halfday Christmas enforcement, according
to CHP.
Making wise decisions, such as
wearing your seat belt, traveling at a
safe speed and designating a sober
driver, will help improve your safety
on the roadways, CHP Commissioner
Joe Farrow said in a statement. These
choices could save your life or the life
of someone you love.
Those looking to indulge in some
holiday shindigs should designate a
sober driver or use a taxi or ride-share
service. For those caught driving
while intoxicated, expect to pay
between $10,000 and $15,000 and
thats assuming no one is injured,
Montiel said.
Thats if youre get lucky and get
arrested, Montiel said, noting the
consequences could be worse. You can
hurt yourself or a loved one or a friend

or you might hurt someone else.


He stressed any intoxicated driving
accident that causes injury will automatically result in a felony charge.
This year in particular, drivers are
warned not to feel emboldened by the
passage of Proposition 64. Although
recreational marijuana is now legal,
its against the law to drive while
high. Montiel said officers trained in
recognizing the symptoms of an
intoxicated driver will be on the
streets enforcing a zero tolerance policy.
With two pedestrians recently
becoming victims in fatal hit-and-run
accidents in Millbrae and San Bruno
this last week, the San Mateo County
Sheriffs Office is also reminding drivers and anyone on the road to be cautious.
Always be aware of your surroundings, no matter where you are, said
Sheriffs Detective Sal Zuno. When
youre crossing the street, make sure
drivers see you before stepping in
front of them. This time of year, everyone is busy, has a lot of things on their
mind, you dont want to put your safety in their hands if theyre not paying
attention.

Driver allegedly drunk and high during fatal 101 crash


DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT

A Gilroy man charged with killing a


woman with his vehicle on Highway
101 earlier this month was found to be
well over the legal blood alcohol limit
as well as high when he struck her
vehicle, according to the San Mateo
County District Attorneys Office.
Isacc Barrios, 23, had consumed
whiskey and a Xanax bar and had
smoked marijuana at a late night party
on Treasure Island before driving
home Dec. 10, according to prosecutors.
On Dec. 12, Barrios, 23, was
charged with four felonies and one
misdemeanor in relation with the fatal
crash that killed Kiran Ram of
Hayward that night, according to the
District Attorneys Office.
Ram, a 54-year-old Hayward resident, crashed shortly before 3:15 a.m.
on Highway 101 near State Route 92,
according to the California Highway
Patrol.

Ram, who was


driving
south,
apparently lost control of her vehicle in
the rain, struck the
center divider and
the vehicle came to
rest facing west over
two lanes of traffic,
Isacc Barrios according to CHP
spokesman Officer
Art Montiel and the District
Attorneys Office.
Rams vehicle was then hit on the
passenger side by Barrios, who was
driving another vehicle at an estimated 80 mph. She was pronounced dead
at the scene while Barrios and his two
passengers were taken to a hospital
with serious injuries, said Montiel and
the District Attorneys Office.
A preliminary investigation suggests that Ram was killed in the collision with the other vehicle, not as a
result of striking the center divider,
Montiel said.

Barrios was chosen to drive home


from the event because he was the
least drunk. A preliminary test showed
. 11 percent alcohol in his bloodstream. Marijuana was found in his
backpack, according to the District
Attorneys Office.
Barrios, an employee of the Gilroy
Cannabis Club, has been charged with
gross vehicular manslaughter while
under the influence of alcohol and
drugs, driving under the influence of
alcohol and drugs, driving with .08
percent alcohol or greater in his
bloodstream and driving under the
influence of alcohol and causing
injury. He has also been charged with
one misdemeanor, driving on a suspended license. His license had been
suspended for prior accidents, according to the District Attorneys Office.
Barrios court case was continued to
Jan. 11, and he remains in custody on
$500,000 bail. He is being represented by the Private Defender Program,
prosecutors said.

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

Around the state


California pursues new pimping
charges against Backpage.com
SACRAMENTO Californias attorney general said
Friday that she was pursuing new pimping charges against
the operators of Backpage.com, a website
that advertises escort services, just two
weeks after a judge tossed an earlier case.
Kamala Harris, an incoming U.S. senator, said she has charged Backpage executives Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacey and
James Larkin with 13 counts of pimping
and conspiracy to commit pimping. They
also are charged with 26 counts of money
laundering.
Kamala Harris
Harris said the new charges are based on
new evidence. They come after a
Sacramento County judge threw out pimping charges against
the men on Dec. 9, citing federal free-speech laws.
In the latest case, filed in Sacramento County Superior
Court, Harris claims Backpage illegally funneled money
through multiple companies and created various websites to
get around banks that refused to process transactions.

PG&E cited $5.45M over natural gas inspections


SAN FRANCISCO California regulators have issued a
$5.45 million citation against Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
after they say the company used contractors who lacked
required qualifications to conduct corrosion inspections on
the companys natural gas system.
The California Public Utilities Commission issued the
citation on Friday. The commission says PG&E reported in
September that more than 100 non-qualified contractors conducted hundreds of thousands of inspections between
February and May 2014 and in November 2014.
PG&E spokesman Donald Cutler said in a statement that
the company had changed its operator qualifications process
even before it reported to the CPUC and expected to complete
re-inspections by the end of the year.
The commission says PG&E has 30 days to pay or contest
the citation.

Landlord of Oakland warehouse retains attorney


OAKLAND The landlord of an Oakland warehouse where
36 people died in a fire earlier this month has retained a
Southern California-based attorney.
Attorney Keith G. Bremer of Bremer Whyte Brown &
OMeara will represent Chor Ng, who owns the Ghost Ship
property in East Oakland.
City officials say Ng had a business license for more than
two decades on the property and has paid all business taxes.
Attempts by the Associated Press to reach Ng have been
unsuccessful. The fire broke out during a dance party on Dec.
2. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy OMalley has
launched a criminal investigation that she says could lead to
a wide range of charges against the landlord, tenants and others, including murder.

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Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown commutes


sentence, grants 112 pardons
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SACRAMENTO Gov. Jerry Brown on


Friday reduced the sentence of a man convicted of a 1999 gang shooting in Los
Angeles County and granted pardons to 112
people, continuing his practice of granting
clemency before major Christian holidays.
Brown cut 10 years off the prison term for
Louis Calderon, who involved in a gang
shooting that caused a woman to lose her
eye. Calderon, then 19, pulled up next to
another car, and one of his friends opened
fire.
Calderon received a sentence of 32 years
to life. Browns commutation speeds up his
eligibility for parole by 10 years.
In his commutation, Brown said Calderon
has dropped out of his former gang and
become a model inmate. Hes never been
disciplined, has received multiple community college degrees and a paralegal certificate
and tutors other inmates, the governor
wrote.
This is a very serious crime, but it is clear
that Mr. Calderon has distinguished himself
by his exemplary conduct in prison and his
forthright and continuing separation from
gang activities of any kind, Brown role.
Calderon was the second person to have a
sentence commuted since Brown returned to
the governors office in 2011. The
Democratic governor commuted one sentence during his first eight years in office

from 1975 to 1983,


according to his office.
Brown also granted
pardons to 112 people
whose sentences were
completed more than a
decade ago. Most were
convicted of nonviolent
drug offenses, though
Jerry Brown some committed other
crimes including robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly
weapon, forgery, financial crimes, kidnapping and vehicular manslaughter while
intoxicated.
They were granted certificates of rehabilitation by the county superior court.
A gubernatorial pardon does not erase a
conviction, but state and federal law
enforcement agencies are informed and the
pardon becomes a public record.
The states longest-serving governor has
now issued 1,258 pardons, including 404
during his first stint as governor. Brown, a
former Jesuit seminarian, has restored a
practice that largely lapsed under his three
immediate predecessors.
Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger granted 15, Democrat Gray Davis granted none,
and Republican Pete Wilson gave out 13.
Before them, Republican Ronald Reagan
granted nearly 600, and the GOPs George
Deukmejian gave more than 300, according
to Browns office.

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Obituaries

Sadao Fred Matsuura, 91, of San Mateo,


California, born Jan. 2, 1925, died peacefully
Dec. 14, 2016
A native of Waialua,
Hawaii, Sadao attended
Mid-Pacific Institute in
Honolulu. He enlisted in
the U.S. Army after high
school, then relocated to
Chicago where he met his
wife at a moonlight picnic. From there, they
moved to San Francisco where he worked at
the United States Postal Data Center.
Sadao is survived by son Wesley (Tracee) of
Redwood City, California; daughter Pat
Zurcher (Robert) of Foster City, California;
son Russell of San Mateo, California; grandsons Kenneth and Sean-Patrick Zurcher; and
brother Stanley Matsuura. He is preceded in
death by his wife Betty; parents Tokusaburo
and Tajiu; brothers Richard, Charles, James;
and sisters Harriet Matsuyama and Elsie
Yamamoto.
His favorite pastimes were going to Las
Vegas, watching the San Francisco Giants and
tending to his orchids. He also loved going
fishing and liked nothing better than to take
off at 4 a.m. to drive to the San Luis Reservoir
for a day of fishing.
Funeral services will be held in Honolulu,
Hawaii. A celebration of life will be held in
San Mateo, California.

Winnifred May Harris


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Winnifred (Winnie/GG) May Harris Licata
Duffy Bazurto, 105, born in Oakland,
California, Aug, 25, 1911; died in
Burlingame, California, Dec. 2, 2016.
Mother of Ann Marie (Mathew Pat) Carli
and Barbara Ray Galea and adopted daughter
Cora Petersen. Predeceased by parents Hugh
and Ida Harris; husbands Joseph Licata, Felix
Duffy and Alfred Bazurto; and son Joseph
(Bud) Licata.
Grandmother of Joanne, Gale and Timothy
Carli; Nancy (Don) Masik; Patricia (Roy)
Grandov;Donald Licata; and David (Jennifer)
Licata.Great-grandmother of Carli and Scott

Masik; Roy, Mathew and Yolanda Grandov;


Raquel Carli; Gabriela Reyes; and Maranda
Licata.Great-great-grandmother of Angel and
Tristan Licata.
Aunt to Anthony (Carmen) Licata, Rosalind
(Robert) Coibion, Angela Licata and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Winnie worked at Hills Bros. Coffee, primarily in San Francisco, for over 30 years.
She loved to travel in her Minnie-Winnie,
entertain in her home, garden, fish and play
bingo. She was an avid San Francisco Giants
fan and enjoyed watching tennis.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sutter
Hospice or your favorite charity. Memorial
service to be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at
St. Timothys Catholic Church in San Mateo.

Sharon Aileen Gubner


Sharon Aileen Gubner, 74, of Pleasanton,
died peacefully Dec. 13, 2016, at Valley Care
hospital in Pleasanton, California.
She was born in San
Francisco in 1942, was a
graduate of Carlmont High
School in Belmont,
California, and San Jose
State University. She was
a lifelong Bay Area resident.
Sharon was an elementary school teacher for
several years after graduating college. She went on to work for the
Teamsters as an office administrator for a
trucking company then at a car fleet leasing
company, and finally at Toshibas copy
machine sales division.
She was preceded in death by her husband
Michael J. Gubner and her son Kevin Michael
Gubner. Sharon was married to Mike for 44
years. She is survived by her two sons Brian
and Justin, grandkids Jennifer and Kevin,
brothers Steve and Gary Means; and many
nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial
service in Belmont from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a reception on Wednesday, Dec. 28,
at Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel, 1111
Alameda de las Pulgas in Belmont.

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Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

Senate Democrats press Trumps


wealthy picks for financial data
By Andrew Taylor
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REUTERS FILE PHOTO

Donald Trump makes his way through the crowd after addressing a tea party rally against the
Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump welcomes nice letter


from Putin after nuclear vow
By Vivian Slama
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida After


months of promising to engage more with
Russia, President-elect Donald Trump vowed
to enhance Americas nuclear capabilities,
admonishing Russian President Vladimir
Putin on Friday that he hopes both global
powers can restore collaboration so that
we do not have to travel an alternate path.
Trump passed along a very nice letter
that his transition team said was sent to him
by Putin urging Trump to act in a constructive and pragmatic manner to restore the
framework of bilateral cooperation.
The letter, dated Dec. 15, also notes that
serious global and regional challenges
show that the relations between Russia and
the U.S. remain an important factor in
ensuring stability and security in the modern world.
In response, Trump said that Putins
thoughts are so correct, and that he hopes
both sides are able to live up to these
thoughts, and we do not have to travel an
alternate path.
Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Putin sent the letter, voicing
hope for an improvement of bilateral ties,
according to the Interfax news agency.
Trumps transition team described the text
as an unofficial translation.
The exchange comes on the heels of comments by Trump and Putin alike about the
need to strengthen their countries nuclear

arsenals. Trump reopened the debate over


nuclear proliferation Thursday, declaring on
Twitter that the U. S. should greatly
strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until the rest of the world comes to its
senses regarding nuclear weapons. Those
comments echoed an earlier statement by
Putin, who said earlier Thursday that
strengthening his countrys nuclear capabilities should be a chief military objective
in the coming year.
But Putin downplayed the significance of
Trumps comments at a marathon end-ofyear news conference Friday. Putin said he
sees nothing unusual in Trumps pledge to
strengthen the U.S. nuclear forces, saying
the statement is in line with the presidentelects campaign promises.
In his wide-ranging remarks, the Russian
leader claimed that his countrys military is
stronger than that of any potential aggressor, but acknowledged that the U.S. military
is bigger. He also cast the modernization of
Russias nuclear arsenals as a necessary
response to the U.S. missile defense system.
Trump extolled Putins leadership during
the campaign and called for a tempered
approach to U. S. -Russia relations. And
while Putin had described Trump in favorable terms during the campaign, observers
say Russias interest is centered around winning relief from crippling sanctions implemented under the Obama administration and
bolstering Russia as the political and economic equivalent of the United States.

Trump keeps trafficking in


ambiguity on policy proposals
By Julie Pace
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald


Trumps call with Taiwans leader was either
a well-coordinated warning shot to China
or a harmless congratulatory conversation.
His provocative campaign proposal for
temporarily halting Muslim immigration
to the United States may or may not be
back on the table.
And his stance on nuclear weapons?
Trump said Thursday that he wants to
greatly strengthen and expand U. S.
nuclear capabilities, without offering any
detail about what that would entail.
As Trump shapes his policy agenda ahead
of next months inauguration, he is trafficking in the same ambiguity that was a
hallmark of his presidential campaign.
The strategy proved useful to Trump as a
candidate, keeping his rivals off balance
and allowing voters of varying ideological
persuasions to draw their own conclusions

from his remarks.


President-elect Trump has so far taken
so many stands on so many issues so
ambiguously that hes hard to hold to
account, said Anthony Cordesman, a
scholar at the Center for Strategic and
International Studies. And thats not a
criticism.
As president, ambiguity is a high-risk
doctrine, particularly on foreign policy
matters. For every adversary Trump may try
to keep on edge, he could engender confusion and anxiety from allies that rely on
clarity and stability from the United States.
Mixed messages from Washington could
also provoke an unintended response from
abroad with wide-ranging economic or
security implications.
Its one thing to be ambiguous to set our
adversaries or those we have to leverage or
negotiate with on their heels, said
Benjamin Chang, who worked as a foreign
service officer in the Obama, George W.
Bush and Clinton administrations.

WASHINGTON Top Senate Democrats


are trying to put the brakes on Presidentelect Donald Trumps Cabinet picks, insisting on extensive financial information on
some of the wealthiest Americans before
moving forward on nominations.
Frustrated by the slow response of billionaires and multimillionaires to their request,
16 Democrats delivered an ultimatum
Thursday, saying no committee should vote
on a nominee until the individual has cleared
an FBI background check, provided a financial report and an ethics agreement with the
Office of Government Ethics, and responded
to reasonable requests for additional information such as tax returns.
The United States Senate has a rich,
bipartisan tradition of vetting nominees to
the presidents Cabinet, said New York
Sen. Chuck Schumer, the incoming
Democratic leader. We hope to continue
that tradition with our colleagues in the
Republican majority because the American
people are entitled to a fair and open consideration process for all executive nominations.
Republicans controlling the Senate, led
by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, want
to make quick work of Cabinet confirmations once Trump takes office on Jan. 20.
Democrats have limited options to block
nominees outright because they changed filibuster rules when they controlled the Senate
in 2013, and Cabinet nominees can win
approval on a simple majority vote.
Republicans will hold a 52-48 advantage
next year. However, Democrats could drag

out the process in committee or force longer


Senate debates than usual.
President-elect Trump refused to release
his tax returns and will start his presidency
consumed by questions about how he could
be using his position to enrich himself and
his family, but that doesnt mean that his
nominees should be held to the same low
standards, said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Transition officials did not respond to
repeated requests for comment.
Trumps choice of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex
Tillerson for secretary of state touched off an
escalating fight Thursday between the top
Republican and Democrat on the Foreign
Relations Committee, the panel that will
vote on the multimillionaires nomination.
Sen. Bob Corker, the committee chairman,
complained that Democrats are asking for
disclosures not demanded of previous nominees, including wealthy people like
Secretary of State John Kerry.
This is being driven by the election,
Corker, R-Tenn., told the Associated Press.
The fact that Donald Trump did not provide
tax returns is driving all that is being done.
In fact, Kerry, a former Massachusetts senator, had to file an annual financial disclosure report, and he released 20 years of tax
returns when he ran for president in 2004.
In a letter to colleagues, Sen. Ben Cardin,
the panels top Democrat, said he asked the
Trump transition team for three years worth
of tax returns because Tillerson was actively engaged with many foreign governments
at Exxon Mobil. Cardin said Tillerson
promised to provide the tax information
in response to a question on a standard questionnaire that all nominees submit prior to
appearing before the committee.

CITY GOVERNMENT
Ri cardo Orti z is the mayor of Burlingame, under the City Councils
annual reorganization. Mi chael Bro wnri g g will serve as vice mayor
and former mayor Ann Kei g hran will remain on the council.
Obituary

Mario Castro
Mario was born in El Salvador, Central America on
September 14, 1924, the son of the late Manuel Castro
and Olinda Campos. He met and married his beloved
wife and soulmate, Emma, in 1946, and recently
celebrated their 70th anniversary. One of their passions
was traveling the world, visiting over 14 countries, and
becoming immersed in each of the cultures.
Mario arrived in the United States and was immediately
inducted into the Army, where he learned the English
language. Upon his honorable discharge, he embarked on a series of jobs that eventually
led him to a career in real estate, opening his own ofce in 1964. Overcoming a limited
education, Mario epitomized the American Dream, becoming a very successful
business man through his real estate company, Castro Realty.
In 1972, angered and frustrated with the common banking practice known as
redlining, Mario founded Pan American Federal Savings and Loan, the rst S&L to
primarily serve the Hispanic community. Working rst through the State Legislature
and then taking the cause to Washington DC, he was instrumental in outlawing the
discriminatory barrier to funding minority communities. His victorious challenge to the
banking establishment provided access to funds that sparked growth and opportunity
for the residents and businesses of the Mission District, thus creating the genesis of
one of San Franciscos most vibrant communities. As the savings and loan expanded
to six branches Mario built and moved the headquarters from San Francisco to 1300 S.
El Camino Real, San Mateo and at one point was the largest minority held S&L in the
United States.
But his greatest accomplishment, was his family. Although as a man of Latino heritage,
he longed for a son, he came to realize the blessings of his four daughters. No one
was prouder than Mario, when going out on the town or traveling through countries
showcasing his beautiful wife and daughters.
Mario, leaves behind his wife, Emma, daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Chaudoir
(Alex), Sandi Castro and Renee Ortiz (Jesse). Nine grandchildren and 14 great
grandchildren. His sisters Olinda Montalvo, Tula Wilkins and Yolanda Gonzalez and
numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother and father, daughter
Linda Castro, brothers Atilio Castro, Roberto Castro and Mauricio Castro and sister
Virginia Bardales.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 10:00 am. Our Lady
of Angels Catholic Church, 1721 Hillside Dr., Burlingame.
In lieu of owers, donations can be made to: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN. 38105

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Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

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U.N. condemns Israeli


settlements as Barack
Obama declines to veto
By Edith M. Lederer, Braddley
Klapper and Josef Federman
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UNITED NATIONS In a striking rupture with past practice, the


United States allowed the U.N.
Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in the
West Bank and east Jerusalem as a
flagrant violation of international law. In doing so, the outgoing Obama administration brushed
aside Donald Trumps demands
that the U.S. exercise its veto and
provided a climax to years of icy
relations with Israels leadership.
The decision to abstain from
the councils 14-0 vote is one of
the biggest American rebukes of
its longstanding ally in recent
memory. And it could have significant ramifications for the Jewish
state, potentially hindering
Israels negotiating position in
future peace talks. Given the
worlds widespread opposition to
settlements, the action will be
almost impossible for anyone,
including Trump, to reverse.
Nevertheless, Trump vowed via
Twitter: As to the U.N., things
will be different after Jan. 20th.
The resolution said Israels settlements in lands the Palestinians

want to include in their future


state have no legal validity. It
demanded a halt to such activities
for the sake of salvaging the
two-state
solution.
Loud
applause erupted in the council
chamber after U.S. Ambassador
Samantha Power permitted the
resolution to pass.
Fridays condemnation, a day
after Egypt suddenly postponed a
scheduled showdown, capped days
of frantic diplomacy in capitals
around the world.
American officials indicated
they would have been prepared to
let the resolution pass, despite
blocking such proposals for
years. Israeli officials said they
were aware of such plans and
turned to Trump for support. The
U.S. president-elect sent a tweet
urging President Barack Obama to
block the U.N. effort. Egypt then
pulled its resolution, with U.S.
officials citing fierce Israeli pressure as the reason. Israeli officials
then accused Obama of colluding
with the Palestinians in a shameful move against the Jewish
state. Washington denied the
charge.
Most of the world is opposed to
Israels construction of Jewish
settlements in lands it seized in

REUTERS FILE PHOTO

Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval office.
the 1967 Mideast War. The primary holdout at the U.N. has been
the United States, which sees settlements as illegitimate but has
traditionally used its veto power
as a permanent member of the
Security Council to block such
resolutions on the grounds that
Israeli-Palestinian
disputes
should be addressed through negotiation.
Underscoring
that
unity,
Fridays resolution was proposed
by nations in four different parts
of the world: Malaysia, New
Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela. It
is the first resolution on settlements to pass in 36 years,
Malaysias U. N. Ambassador
Ramlan Bin Ibrahim said.
Israeli
Prime
Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu ordered sev-

eral diplomatic steps in retaliation, recalling his nations


ambassadors to New Zealand and
Senegal for consultations and
canceling a planned January visit
to Israel by Senegals foreign
minister. He also ended Israeli aid
programs to the African country.
Israel rejects this shameful
anti-Israel resolution at the U. N.
and will not abide by its terms,
Net an y ah us o ffi ce s ai d i n a
statement, blaming Obama for
failing to protect Israel against
this gang-up at the UN and even
co l l udi n g wi t h t h e co un t ry s
detractors. Israel looks forward
to working with President-elect
Trump and with all our friends
in Congress, Republicans and
Democrats alike, to negate the
harmful effects of this absurd

resolution.
By contrast, chief Palestinian
negotiation Saeb Erekat hailed
the result as a victory for the justice of the Palestinian cause. He
said Trumps choice was now
between international legitimacy or siding with settlers and
extremists.
Explaining the U. S. vote,
Power quoted a 1982 statement
from then-U.S. President Ronald
Reagan, which declared that
Washington will not support the
use of any additional land for the
purpose of settlements.
That has been the policy of
every administration, Republican
and Democrat, since before
President Reagan and all the way
through to the present day,
Power said.

Nothing unusual in Trumps nuclear comments, Putin says


By Vladimir Isachenkov
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOSCOW Russian President


Vladimir Putin on Friday praised
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump
for keenly feeling public sentiment to win the election and
denied the White Houses claims
of Russias meddling in the vote.
Speaking during a marathon
end-of-year news conference that
was televised live, Putin said he
sees nothing unusual in Trumps
pledge to strengthen the U. S.
nuclear forces, calling the state-

ment in line
with the preside n t - e l e c t s
camp ai g n
promises.
In his wider a n g i n g
remarks,
the
Russian leader
Vladimir Putin claimed that
his countrys
military is stronger than any
potential aggressor, but acknowledged that the U.S. military is bigger. He also cast the modernization of Russias nuclear arsenals

as a necessary response to the


U.S. missile defense system.
Its not us who have been
speeding up the arms race, Putin
said, claiming that the Russian
militarys nuclear missiles can
penetrate any missile defense.
On the U. S. election, Putin
described
President
Barack
Obamas accusations of Russian
hacking into Democratic leaders
emails as an attempt to shift the
blame for Hillary Clintons defeat.
Asked how he responded to
Obamas accusations when he
brought them up in their conversa-

tion, Putin said he wouldnt


divulge details of a confidential
discussion.
He shrugged off Washingtons
claims of the hackers Russian
affiliation, saying they could be
based elsewhere.
The most important thing is
the substance of the information
the hackers have uncovered,
Putin said, adding that the
Democrats should have apologized to Americans over the
manipulations the emails
revealed.
In response to Obamas com-

ment that Ronald Reagan would


roll over in his grave upon seeing recent poll results showing
that more than one-third of
Republicans view Putin favorably,
Putin said Reagan would be happy
to see his party win.
It shows that a significant part
of the American people have a
similar view about the situation in
the world and what we need to do,
what the common dangers and
problems are, he said.
The two countries relations
have plummeted to their lowest
level since the Cold War.

Meeting Notice
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Harbor District Commissioners will be held as follows
beginning in 2017.
The SMCHD Board Meetings will be held at:
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WORLD

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

Berlin attack suspect slain in


shootout with Italian police
By Colleen Barry and Frank Jordans
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REUTERS

Evacuees from the Shiite Muslim villages of al-Foua and Kefraya ride a bus at insurgent-held
al-Rashideen in the province of Aleppo, Syria

Bashar Assad won


back Aleppo; many
challenges lie ahead
By Bassem Mroue and Zena Karam
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIRUT Hundreds of people returned to


eastern Aleppo neighborhoods on Friday to
check on their homes after the last opposition fighters left the city, picking through
debris and wreckage for personal belongings blasted by years of fighting.
In a sign of the immense challenges that
still lie ahead for President Bashar Assad,
rebels outside the city shelled a neighborhood in the city, killing three people in the
first bombardment since government forces
took full control of Syrias largest city a day
earlier, state TV reported.
The rebel surrender in Aleppo ended a brutal chapter in Syrias nearly six-year civil
war, and marked Assads most significant
victory since an uprising against his familys four-decade rule began in 2011. But
large parts of the war-ravaged country
remain outside his control, including rural
areas in Aleppo province south and west of
the city where opposition fighters still
operate.
Assad has said that the most important
priority after securing Aleppo will be fortifying the countryside around it before moving on to other strongholds outside his control, including the nearby province of Idlib,
west of Aleppo, and the city of Raqqa controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern
Syria.
Syrian TV said Fridays rockets which hit
the southwestern neighborhood of
Hamadaniyeh were fired by insurgents based
southwest of Aleppo.
Associated Press footage from inside
neighborhoods in eastern Aleppo taken

over by the army after the


last rebels were bused out
a day earlier captured the
staggering destruction:
Row after row of
destroyed
buildings,
many with blown out
doors and windows, and
toppled floors, along
streets
Bashar Assad debris-strewn
lined with charred vehicles. Not a single building appeared intact.
In the Sukkari, Ansari and Amiriyeh
neighborhoods, army experts were dismantling explosives and booby-traps left
behind by rebels before they left.
Hundreds of people walked through the
Bustan al-Qasr crossing, a passageway that
separated rebel-controlled eastern Aleppo
from the government-controlled alMasharqa district, which was closed years
ago, cutting off links between the two sides
of the divided city.
Ahmad Khayata was among those who
returned to see what remains of his home in
Sukkari, one of the last neighborhoods to be
evacuated by opposition fighters Thursday.
He was told by soldiers he needed to wait
until they finish de-mining the area.
Its been five years since I left my home,
he said. Thank God now we are back ...
They (soldiers) told us maybe in the afternoon or tomorrow it will be possible to go
in, he said.
The Syrian governments recapture of
Aleppo after a prolonged and punishing air
assault leaves Assad in control of almost all
major urban areas and poised to play a
role in the world communitys broader war
against jihadis clinging to parts of Syria.

MILAN A routine request for ID papers


outside a deserted train station in a Milan
suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a police
shootout that killed the Tunisian fugitive
wanted in the deadly Christmas market
attack in Berlin.
While authorities expressed relief that the
search for Anis Amri was over, his four-day
run raised fresh questions about whether he
had any accomplices and how Europe can
stop extremists from moving freely across
its open borders, even amid an intense manhunt.
Italian police said Amri traveled from
Germany through France and into Italy after
Monday nights truck rampage in Berlin,
and at least some of his journey was by rail.
French officials refused to comment on his
passage through France, which has
increased surveillance on trains after recent
attacks in France and Germany.
Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni called for
greater cross-border police cooperation,
suggesting some dismay that Europes open
frontier policy had enabled Amri to move
around easily despite being its No. 1 fugitive.
Amri, whose fingerprints and wallet were
found in the truck that plowed into
Christmas market outside Berlins Kaiser

Malta plane hijacking ends


peacefully; two Libyans surrender
VALLETTA, Malta Two Libyan hijackers diverted a domestic flight to the
Mediterranean island of Malta on Friday to
demand asylum in Europe and create a new
political party in honor of the late dictator
Moammar Gadhafi, officials said. After
hours of negotiations, the standoff ended
peacefully with the hijackers freeing all 117
people on board and walking off the plane
to surrender.
The hijacked Airbus A320 flight, operated
by Afriqiyah Airways, was traveling from
the Libyan oasis city of Sabha to the coastal
city of Tripoli when it was diverted to Malta

Wilhelm
Memorial
Church, killing 12 people and injuring 56 others, was caught seemingly by chance after eluding
police for more than
three days.
He was a ghost,
Milan
police
chief
Antoio
de
Iesu
said,
Anis Amri
adding that Amri was
stopped because of basic police work,
intensified surveillance and a little luck.
Like other cities, Milan has been on
heightened alert, with increased surveillance and police patrols. Italian officials
stressed that the two young officers who
stopped Amri didnt suspect he was the
Berlin attacker, but rather grew suspicious
because he was a North African man, alone
outside a deserted train station in the dead of
night.
Amri, who had spent time in prison in
Italy, was confronted by the officers in
Sesto San Giovanni, a suburb of Milan. He
pulled a gun from his backpack after being
asked to show his ID and was killed in an
ensuing shootout.
One of the officers, Christian Movio, 35,
was shot in the right shoulder and had surgery for what doctors said was a superficial
wound. His 29-year-old partner, Luca Scata,
fatally shot Amri in the chest.

Around the world


and landed at 11:34 a.m. local time.
Malta state television TVM said the two
hijackers had hand grenades and had threatened to explode them. All flights to Malta
International Airport were immediately
diverted and emergency teams including
negotiators were sent to the airport tarmac.
Afriqiyah Airways said when the plane
reached a cruising altitude of 36,000 feet
(10,980 meters), pilot Ali Milad was told
the hijackers were armed and wanted to land
in Rome. Milad suggested landing in
Tripoli, the hijackers refused, and a decision
was made to land in Malta due to fuel limitations.

10

BUSINESS

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Stocks inch higher in pre-holiday trading


By Marley Jay

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK Wall Street


traders sometimes root for yearend Santa Claus rallies, but on
Friday, hardly a creature was stirring as stocks finished slightly
higher on the quietest full day of
trading in more than a year. Health
care companies brought in most of
the gains.
Major U.S. indexes stayed in a
narrow range throughout the day.
Drugmakers and other companies
in health care did the best, while
retailers continued to take small
losses just before the holiday.
Energy companies also slipped,
and they took their first weekly
loss since the beginning of
November. The Dow Jones industrial average, however, rose for
the seventh week in a row.
Defense contractor Lockheed
Martin fell after President-elect
Donald Trump again tweeted that
the companys F-35 fighter jet
costs too much. The stock is down
almost 6 percent this month.
This is a negotiating tactic,
said Josh Sullivan, a Seaport
Global analyst who covers aero-

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space and defense companies.


Youre seeing the negative portion of the negotiation in public
where privately they may be more
constructive.
The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 14.93 points, or 0.1
percent, to 19, 933. 81. The
Standard & Poors 500 index
gained 2.83 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2, 263. 79. The Nasdaq
composite rose 15.27 points, or
0.3 percent, to 5,462.69.

Arizona governor welcomes


Uber fleet of self-driving cars
PHOENIX Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on
Friday welcomed the arrival of a fleet of
Uber self-driving cars delivered via a selfdriving truck that transported them from
California.
Duceys office says the governor welcomed the truck carrying the self-driving
Volvos at the State Capitol in Phoenix.
Uber announced Thursday that it was shipping the cars to Arizona after they were
banned from California roads over lack of
required permits.
Uber made the announcement after Ducey
on Wednesday and Thursday promoted
Arizona as an alternative to California for
the ride-hailing company to test its selfdriving cars.
Uber has not announced when the cars will
be tested, nor provided details about how
many vehicles arrived in Arizona.
Uber previously had 16 self-driving cars
registered in California.

S&P 500:
NYSE Index:
Nasdaq:
NYSE MKT:
Russell 2000:
Wilshire 5000:

2263.79
11,128.81
5452.69
2302.35
1371.51
23,671.85

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Gold :

2.54
53.22
1,134.40

-0.01
+0.27
+3.70

Small-company stocks did far


better, as the Russell 2000
climbed 8.85 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,371.51.
Fewer than 2 billion shares
changed hands on the New York
Stock Exchange. Thats barely
half the volume of an average day.
The last full trading day with that
little activity was in October
2015.
Lockheed Martin fell after
Trump said on Twitter that
Lockheeds F-35 fighter jet costs

Business briefs
Starbucks to offer free
drinks for 10 days at certain stores
SAN FRANCISCO Starbucks aims to
drum up holiday sales with promises of free
espresso drinks this season as long as
youre in the right store.
Starting Friday, select Starbucks stores
will host 1,000 Pop Up Cheer Parties over
10 days, where customers can enjoy free tall
handcrafted espresso beverages, from
mochas to chestnut praline lattes.
The event will be held at 100 Starbucks
stores in the U.S. per day, from 1 p.m.-2
p.m. local time, over 10 days. The locations
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Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 jet. Trump complained
earlier this month about the costs
of the F-35, which brought in
about 20 percent of Lockheeds
revenue last year. Lockheed gave
up $3. 21, or 1. 3 percent, to
$249.59.
This month Trump also criticized Boeing for the cost of the
next Air Force One. The presidential jet is far less significant for

Boeing than the F-35 is for


Lockheed, however, and Boeing
shares were only briefly affected.
Sullivan, of Seaport, said
Trumps tweets are a new type of
bad publicity for defense companies. But even if the Presidentelect periodically criticizes the
companies in public, investors
are still optimistic about their
prospects under his administration. If Trump builds up the U.S.
nuclear arsenal, as he proposed
doing in a tweet Thursday, that
would also involve more military
spending.
Ultimately (Trump) ran on a
strong defense spending platform, he said. Defense stocks
have done better than the rest of
the market overall since the election.
So far, investor optimism that
Trumps spending plans could
boost economic growth is outweighing any concerns about his
trade proposals, brash style and
Twitter pronouncements, which
have moved company stocks at
times. That may change when hes
in office and can more easily back
up his comments with executive
actions and policy shifts.

Holiday splurging not an option


for many workers scraping by
By Anne Innocenzio
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ELIZABETH, N.J. At the brightly lit


mall, clothing stores highlight holiday
sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while
Duquan Allen keeps his expectations in
check.
Allen, who works full-time cleaning
planes at Newark Airport, says his mother
doesnt expect anything big, and he usually
gets a hooded sweatshirt. He plans to spend
about $150 on presents for his grandmother, mother and 21-year-old sister.
Im good at budgeting, says Allen, who
makes $10.10 an hour.
Heading into this holiday season, with
gas and food costs down, unemployment at
its lowest point since 2007 and clothing
prices on the decline, economists and retail
executives declared it a great time to be a
consumer. But seven years into the recovery, theres a stubborn divide that hourly
workers see more starkly during the holidays, between themselves and better-off
consumers who have benefited more as the
economy improved.
I see people traveling. I wish I could

afford it, said Allen.


Many workers are indeed earning more.
Average hourly earnings have picked up 2.5
percent over the past year, and major retailers have raised wages as competition for
workers has increased.
Thanksgiving weekend featured crowds of
shoppers at stores and malls, snapping up
new TVs and clothing. Luxury stores have
promoted feel-good gifts like $1,000 silk
pajamas. Americans spent $3.45 billion
online on Cyber Monday, according to
Adobe Digital Insights, and nearly that
much on Black Friday, the day after
Thanksgiving. The National Retail
Federation trade group expects holiday sales
for the November and December period to
rise 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion.
From the data, people seem very able to
buy. Overall, people plan to spend about
$935 per person this holiday season,
according to an NRF survey. Behind that
figure, though, theres a split.
Consumers with income under $50,000
plan to spend a little over $362 on gifts for
their family and friends, while for those
with income of $50,000 and higher, that
number is about $768.

Midwest buying spree lifted U.S.


new-home sales in November
By Paul Wiseman
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON A buying spree in the


Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last
month to the fastest pace since July.
The Commerce Department said Friday
that new-home sales in November rose 5.2
percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate
592,000. It was the fastest pace since Julys
622,000. Sales were up 16.5 percent from
November 2015.
Sales in the Midwest shot up 43.8 percent,
the regions biggest monthly increase since
October 2012. Sales were up 7.7 percent in
the West, flat in the Northeast and down 3.1
percent in the South.
The median price of new home sold last
month was $305,400.
Demand for houses has been strong this
year, helped by a healthy job market and low
mortgage rates. The unemployment rate is at
a nine-year low 4.6 percent, and most work-

ers enjoy job security.


The National Association of Realtors said
Wednesday that Americans bought existing
homes last month at the fastest pace since
February 2007.
But the cheap loans that have supported
stronger sales may be vanishing. Long-term
mortgage rates have quickly risen since the
election. The average 30-year, fixed-rate
mortgage rose to 4.30 percent this week, the
highest level since April 2014.
Investors have bid rates higher because
they believe President-elect Donald Trumps
plans for tax cuts and higher infrastructure
spending will drive up economic growth and
inflation. And last week, the Federal
Reserve, citing improvement in the U.S.
economy, raised short-term U.S. interest
rates for only the second time in a decade.
More people are at risk of being priced out
of the housing market because rates are rising at a time when there is a shortage of
properties for sale, driving bids higher.

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Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

Padres tame Panthers


By Terry Bernal
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF

Sean Dugoni is looking to evoke some of


that circa 2015-16 Luke Walton magic.
With Serra boys basketball head coach
Chuck Rapp undergoing back surgery in the
offseason, Dugoni the Padres longtime
varsity assistant got official word one
day before fall practices began hed be serving as interim head coach while Rapp is on
the mend.
Chuck is such a great guy and he didnt
want to let these guys down, said Dugoni,
who last served as a head coach 13 years ago
with the Serra junior-varsity team. But it
got to a point where he had to do what was
best for himself.
While Serra (3-3 overall) isnt going to
open the season with 45 consecutive wins
as Walton and the Warriors did last season,
Dugoni still mixed and matched with 14 different players taking the floor Friday night
at Morton Family Gymnasium to strongarm Burlingame 61-45.
We just need some game experience,
Dugoni said. Thats the key thing here.
Indeed. Serra is returning just one player
who saw regular playing time from last
years Division II state championship
squad. At least the Padres are getting the
most bang for their buck in the height
department, with that returner being 7-1
junior center Jack Wilson.
While last years Padres were all about the
high-tempo, run-and-gun intensity, its
clear this years strategy at least here in
the early stages is going to be to pound
the post. Wilson was up to the task Friday,
falling one rebound shy of a double-double
in scoring a team-high 15 points and adding
nine rebounds.
(Last year) we had guys like Jake
Killingsworth, Jeremiah Testa and Lee
Jones; I wasnt going to be scoring a ton,
Wilson said. This year its more about

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See SERRA, Page 15

Serra junior Masie Mohammidi, right, battles for possession with Burlingame senior Gray
Goodman in the Padres 61-45 win Friday night at Morton Family Gymnasium.

Playing on
Christmas a
privilege for
NBA players
By Tim Reynolds
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Christmas has already been celebrated at


Dwyane Wades house. His wife and kids
unwrapped their presents on Wednesday
night, since waiting until Sunday morning
wasnt an option this year.
Dads got to work. Again.
Wade will wake up on Christmas morning
in San Antonio, instead of being with his
family in Chicago. Hes
part of the NBAs lineup
on Christmas for the
12th time in his 14 professional seasons and
even though it meant
having a nontraditional
holiday celebration, the
Bulls guard still relishes
being part of the
Dwyane Wade leagues showcase day.
I wont lie to you and
say it means as much as it did when I was
young or when I got to be in my first
Christmas game, Wade said. But it is still
special. At the end of the day, no matter
whats happened in my career, the NBA has
put me on Christmas, let me play on
Christmas, let me be part of Christmas. One
day, I wont be playing. But for now, its
still so cool.
The annual Christmas quintupleheader
highlighted by the NBA Finals rematch of
Golden State visiting champion Cleveland
involves 10 teams, five arenas, hundreds

See NBA, Page 13

Awful 49ers visit Raiders playoff path


simple, Colts need help
the woeful Rams
By Josh Dubow

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES After San Francisco


steamrolled the Rams 28-0 in coach Chip
Kellys debut three months ago, the 49ers
could have never imagined they wouldnt
win again before the late-season rematch.
Then again, not much has gone according
to script in Los Angeles this season, either.
Two NFC West rivals in dismal states meet
at the Coliseum on Saturday. The stakes are
minimal, and the statistics are gruesome.
The Niners (1-13) are on a 13-game losing
streak. The Rams (4-10) have lost nine of
10, five straight and their head coach.

San Francisco has the NFLs worst


defense, allowing a league-high 434 points
even after shutting out the Rams. Los
Angeles has the NFLs worst offense, scoring a league-low 197 points and failing to
crack 11 points in more than half of its
games.
Both clubs hope their longstanding rivalry acquires a new spark with the Rams move
home to LA, but this season probably isnt
going to light that fire.
Bringing pride to our fan base is something we havent done a good enough job of

See 49ERS, Page 14

OAKLAND The path for the Oakland


Raiders is simple after they clinched their
first playoff berth in 14 years. Win the final
two games of the season starting with
Indianapolis on Saturday and the Raiders
will be AFC West champions and get a firstround bye.
Its nice to go out there and just concentrate on the game at hand because nothing
else really matters, quarterback Derek Carr
said. It really doesnt this time. I say it all
the time, but in real life, it really doesnt
matter. We can just go out and compete and
try and win games. Thats really all that mat-

ters to us is going out there against


Indianapolis, and however we have to do it,
coming home with the win.
The situation for the Colts (7-7) is much
more complicated than for the Raiders (113). Indianapolis needs to win its final two
games, hope Houston loses both and
Tennessee loses this week to Jacksonville.
As much help as the Colts need, they
know none of it will matter if they dont win
a tough road game against the Raiders.
We understood the position you put yourself in when you cant control your own destiny, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said.
All we have to worry about is ourselves. If

See RAIDERS, Page 14

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SPORTS

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Turnover prone Warriors rally late to top Pistons


By Larry Lage

Warriors 119, Pistons 113

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The Warriors


gave the Detroit Pistons a shot at an upset,
turning the ball over more than they had in
any game this season. They made up for
mistakes by making a lot of shots.
Draymond Green had a tiebreaking dunk
with 1:31 left and Kevin Durant scored 32
points despite playing in foul trouble, lifting Golden State to a 119-113 victory on
Friday night.
We cant win many games when we give
up 33 points on turnovers, but we finished

strong, Golden State


coach Steve Kerr said.
Give them credit, too.
Thats a top-five defense,
and they forced a lot of
those turnovers.
Golden State had a season-high 23 turnovers,
surpassing the 20 it had in
Kevin Durant a 20-point loss Nov. 4
against the Lakers.
The NBA-leading Warriors have won
seven straight, rolling with their new star,

off the bench. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had


25 points, Reggie Jackson scored 17 and
Andre Drummond had 15 points and nine
rebounds.
Green scored just five points, but had
game highs with 12 assists and 10 rebounds
in his return from a one-game absence.
Green said he was on an airplane in New
York before it took off for San Francisco on
Thursday morning and watched the birth of
his son, Draymond Jamal Green, via
FaceTime. He spent the day with his newborn son and girlfriend, Jelissa Hardy, in
California before rejoining his team for
Friday nights game.

Durant, as they head into their Christmas


NBA Finals rematch in Cleveland.
Stephen Curry had 25 points and eight
assists, Klay Thompson scored 17 points,
including two on a lead-padding jumper with
22 seconds to go, and reserve JaVale McGee
added 15.
We couldnt guard them, Detroit coach
Stan Van Gundy said. Look at their numbers.
Golden State made 56 percent of its shots
and was 11 of 27 from the 3-point line.
The Pistons have lost five in a row.
Detroits Tobias Harris scored a seasonhigh 26 points in his first game this season

Sharks bank on Labanc for OT win over Oilers


Sharks 3, Oilers 2

By Josh Dubow
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN JOSE Rookie forward Kevin


Labanc sent the San Jose Sharks into their
Christmas break in first place in the Pacific
Division.
Labanc scored his second goal of the night
3:24 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks
beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Friday for
their sixth victory in seven games.
Thats a great way to end the break, he
said. But its even better that were first in

the standings. Thats


always nice.
Joe Pavelski also
scored for the Sharks, one
point ahead of the second-place Oilers. Martin
Jones made 16 saves.
Kevin Labanc
San Jose prevailed
when Logan Couture got
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McDavid scored one goal that deflected
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Maroon for another after Labanc had put San
Jose back ahead with his first of the night.
That helped Edmonton come away with a
point.
The Oilers could have gotten the second
had they converted on two later power plays
in the third period. But the Sharks prevented any good chances and ended up 6 for 6 on
the penalty kill.

short side for his sixth of the season.


Connor McDavid and Patrick Maroon
each scored a tying goal in the third period
for the Oilers, but they never managed to
take the lead as their three-game winning
streak was snapped. Talbot made 28 saves.
Despite the loss, the Oilers earned five
points on their three-game trip and are in
position to end a 10-year playoff drought.
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Oklahomas RB Mixon tearfully


apologizes for punching woman
By Cliff Brunt

world will learn from my mistake, and Im willing to teach.


The All-Big 12 performer said if it happened
now, he would respond differently.
If I could go back, I would do whatever I could
to change the outcome of that situation, he
said. I definitely would have walked or ran
away and went about the situation differently. I
wouldnt have been in that situation.
Mixon said he was disappointed he let down
his team, the university and his family. He
struggled to speak when he began talking about
the impact on his mother, a single parent who
watched the video with him along with Norman
Police a few days after the incident.
My mother, she worked hard, and I disappointed her, he said. Shes my queen, and I
apologize to you, mom.
Mixons legal advisers released video of the
punch last week, and Mixon said he wishes it
had come out sooner. Since the video came out,

there has been a backlash against Mixon,


Stoops and the university. Mixon said he hasnt
paid attention to his fellow students much on
campus, but his teammates have been supportive.
I cant do nothing but thank my teammates
for lifting up my spirits, he said. Just wanting
me to come out and go hard for them every day,
and I feel like honestly thats how I give back to
them. I can only lead by example on and off the
field by words, by my actions. Honestly, Im
willing to do anything for my teammates.
Mixon said he has matured and learned since
July 2014.
Well, at the time, as you guys know, I was
17, 18 years old, he said. I was young. Right
now Im 20 years old. Ive grown up a lot over
the 2 1/2-3 years Ive been at OU. Like I said, I
cant do nothing but thank coach Stoops for
giving me a second chance and having me
prove to everyone that I deserve it.
Mixon said hes willing to speak against violence against women so others can learn from
his mistake.
I think when I have the opportunity to do
that Ill seize the moment and do whatever I can
to be the person the bigger person and the
man I should be, he said. I want to be that
influence for young kids that are lost out there
or in certain situations I was in. Hopefully, I can
teach them for the next time and how to react a
certain way.

followed by Golden State at Cleveland,


Chicago at San Antonio, Minnesota at
Oklahoma City and the Clippers visiting
the Lakers in the building they share in Los
Angeles.
The leagues schedule mandate is simple:
Theres usually a Finals rematch, and the
other four games are about finding matchups
of high-profile teams or players and hoping
fans at home watch.
And they will. Theres two NFL games on
Christmas as well, but the NBA always is a
huge TV draw on Dec. 25.
Its the responsibility of being the
best, Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said.
Youre going to play on Christmas.
LeBron James is playing on Christmas
for the 11th time, Pau Gasol for the ninth
time, and Chris Paul and Kevin Durant will
be making their seventh appearances. Some
of the leagues next stars Kristaps
Porzingis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach
LaVine and Andrew Wiggins all will make

Christmas debuts.
Being able to play on Christmas is like a
privilege, Wiggins said. Not a lot of people get to do that. Usually its the best
teams in the league or the most exciting
teams, and for the NBA to think that were
one of the most exciting teams to play on
Christmas, that says a lot for us.
Theres obvious inconvenience, but
Bostons Jae Crowder said it gets canceled
out by the opportunity.
Besides, its a 40-minute flight from New
York to Boston. That means hell be home
for Christmas night.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime deal for me,
Crowder said.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony abhors day
games. He makes an exception once a year.
For him, the atmosphere on Dec. 25 at
Madison Square Garden is as Christmasy as
the North Pole.
You cant beat playing in the Garden on
Christmas, Anthony said. I mean, thats a

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NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma running back


Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology
Friday, more than two years after punching a
woman and breaking bones in her face.
As Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops looked on,
Mixon spoke at a news conference Friday afternoon, more than two years after he assaulted
Amelia Molitor and broke her jaw and cheekbone. Mixon said he wanted to address the issue
earlier, but his legal team advised him not to.
Im here to apologize to Miss Molitor, he
said. I apologize to Coach Stoops, I apologize
to President (David) Boren, the AD (athletic
director Joe Castiglione), my teammates. And
most of all, my family. I let a lot of people
down.
Mixon, who graduated from Freedom High
School in the East Bay town of Oakley, was suspended for a year after the incident. Though
Molitor shoved and slapped him first, Mixon
said hitting a woman is unacceptable, even if
provoked.
Honestly, it really dont matter what she did
that night, he said during the 26-minute session. Its all on me the reason why Im in this
position right now. I take full responsibility of
what happened that night. Its never OK to hit a
woman. Never. I will preach that to anybody.
Its never OK. Hopefully, people around the

NBA
Continued from page 11
of players and team employees, whoknows-how-many workers in those various
buildings and will draw about 100,000 fans.
And no fewer than seven other teams will
be traveling at some point on Christmas,
because they play on Dec. 26.
Its not a burden, Cavaliers guard James
Jones said. You come to find out that its a
privilege because if youre playing on
Christmas, that means you are on one of the
good teams. Youre one of the teams people
want to see. You dont lose sight that our
business, my business, is entertainment
and theres no better time to play than when
everyone is at home.
Its a smorgasbord of basketball, starting
with Boston visiting New York at noon and

Joe Mixon

Im here to
apologize to Miss
Molitor. I
apologize to
Coach Stoops
my teammates.
And most of all,
my family.

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

13

NBA brief
NBA, players complete
process of ratifying new labor deal
The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA
is virtually assured for several years.
The
National
Basketball
Players
Association has completed its process of voting to approve the terms of the next collective
bargaining agreement between the league and
its players, which was tentatively agreed upon
last week. All thats left to do now is for the
sides to sign the deal, which will happen once
the writing of the actual document is completed.
Members of the NBAs Board of Governors
voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the
deal, and players got their vote done subsequently. The approvals were announced in a
simple, short statement Friday night, essentially ending a process that was blissful compared to the rancor-filled mess that surrounded
the last round of labor negotiations ones
where a lockout wound up threatening an
entire season five years ago.
The seven-year deal will go into effect July
1. Either side may opt out after six years.
This era is the most lucrative in NBA history, with salaries and revenues both rising
and if forecasts from both sides are correct that
trend will continue for the foreseeable future.
The leagues record $24 billion television deal
is responsible for much of the money that the
sides are essentially sharing, and the average
player salary is predicted to reach $8.5 million next season and $10 million within four
years under the new deal.
Its unclear when that process of completing the new CBA will occur. It may not be
done for some time, given the documents size
and the complexity of the language involved.
dream come true for people and I know, I
remember watching games in New York and
that feeling. Its a different feel playing here
on Christmas.
Memphis coach David Fizdale wants that
feeling again.
He spent the past eight seasons as an
assistant in Miami, and the Heat were a
Christmas fixture on the NBA schedule during his tenure. The rebuilding Heat werent
picked this year, nor were the Grizzlies
something Fizdale hopes to change soon.
Our guys (in Miami) really got up for that
Christmas game, Fizdale said. They all
got their new Christmas shoes that they
could wear that day, and the new Christmas
uniforms. They knew everyone was watching that game. That was always a great game
to watch and at some point, while Im here,
were going to get ourselves on Christmas
Day.

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49ERS
Continued from page 11
this year, said Rams punter Johnny
Hekker, one of their two Pro Bowl selections.
Hopefully its something we can restore
moving into next season. We cant thank
the fans enough for their support. Were just
looking to make the people of LA proud,
and to get a win in this in-state rivalry
would be a great way to bring about the end
of the season.
At least the 49ers are about to land a high
pick in the draft when their painful season
finally ends.
The Rams sent their pick to Tennessee as
part of the big package for quarterback Jared
Goff. The Bay Area native still hasnt won a
game in his rookie season, but is scheduled
to start after clearing the NFLs concussion
protocol this week.
While the Rams struggles peaked last
week with the firing of Jeff Fisher, the 49ers
have remained comparatively sanguine dur-

RAIDERS
Continued from page 11
things work out, great, but we have to take
care of our end of the deal.
Here are some other things to watch:

High school memories


The meeting between Carr and Luck will be
the first in the NFL, but not the first ever.
The two played a high school playoff game
in Texas nine years ago. Carrs team won the
game, but Luck made quite the impression.
I remember him just running all over us,
Carr said. I remember he ran over somebody
and I was like, Quarterbacks can do that?
You know? I just remember him being super
talented. It was a fun game, but I think we got

ing their second straight miserable season.


While Kellys debut is a debacle, the Niners
have a chance to stabilize against the only
team theyve beaten in their franchises
past 18 games.
Theyve been a real good group, Kelly
said of his players. I think theyve stuck
together. They dont point fingers. They all
want to be a part of the solution, not a part
of the problem.
Here are more things to watch during a
less-than-festive Christmas Eve at the
Coliseum:

run all season long, and Gurley hopes to


lead the Rams efforts to get even for that
September loss. Its a game weve been
waiting for for a little while, Gurley said.
Youve just got to come back and get some
redemption.

Banged-up Niners

Perhaps this will be the week when Todd


Gurley finally puts
together his first 100yard rushing game of the
season. He has played 16
straight games without
cracking triple digits,
and he called Los
Angeles offense middle-school quality earlier this month. But the
Todd Gurley 49ers have been incapable of stopping the

The 49ers have been depleted by injuries,


placing four more players on season-ending
injured reserve this week after losing starting tight end Vance
McDonald and center
Daniel Kilgore last
week. In all, San
Francisco has eight
starters
on
injured
reserve and also could be
without receiver Torrey
Smith (concussion), left
tackle Joe Staley (hamTorrey Smith string) and offensive
lineman Marcus Martin
(ankle) this week. Part of being really
good in this league is staying healthy, and
when you can stay healthy and youre playing with your frontline guys, then youve
got a shot, Kelly said.

beat the next week or something short thereafter.

33 or older to achieve the feat since the 35year-old John Riggins did it in 1984.

Chasing 1,000

Growing up

Each week it seems Colts RB Frank Gore


chases another milestone . This week, he
needs 109 yards to
become the first Colts
runner to reach 1,000
yards in a single season
since Joseph Addai in
2007. If he makes it to
1,000, Gore would join
Hall of Famers Emmitt
Smith (11), Curtis Martin
(10), Walter Payton (10)
Frank Gore
and Barry Sanders (10) as
the only players in NFL history with nine or
more 1,000-yard seasons in their career.
Gore also would become the first player age

A week ago, the Colts started three rookies


on the offensive line, and for the first time
all season did not give up a sack. They also
paved the way for Gores second 100-yard
game of the season. Even if veterans Joe
Reitz (back) and Denzelle Good (concussion)
return to action this weekend, the Colts may
want to see if the three-rookie lineup could
be the key to their future success.

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Back to work
The Rams had last weekend off to contemplate the firing of Fisher, who shepherded
the Rams move back to the West Coast. The
players were largely unhappy with owner
Stan Kroenkes decision, while interim head
coach John Fassel and the other assistants
must finish their work before looking for
new jobs next month. Jeff is a good friend
of mine, but weve got to do our job, Rams
defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said
Friday. You cant print what I would say.
Im a professional. We all are.

Historic lows
San Francisco has already set franchise
worsts with its 13-game losing streak and
by allowing 2,468 yards rushing. There are
still a few other notable lows in reach, however: The 49ers would tie a franchise worst
done in 1978, 1979 and 2004 by losing a
14th game, and they could break that mark
with two more losses. San Francisco also
could set the franchise mark for most points
allowed by giving up 20 in the final two
games.
kicks. King even joked
there might need to be a
pregame dance-off at
midfield to determine
who is best. They also
both are pretty good punters, with McAfee leading the AFC in gross
(49.1 yards) and net puntMarquette King ing (42.8). King ranks
second in the conference
with 28 punts inside the 20, and in gross
punting (47.8 yards).Hes kind of grown
into this superstar at punter, McAfee said.
Hes getting better and better. I think in a
couple years hell be the best guy in the
league. But I love the hype and appreciation
that he brought for punters. Its good for
punters. Its great for my position. Its good
for my peers. So Im a big fan of Marquette
King.

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SERRA
Continued from page 11
scoring as much as I can. And when they
double me, then kick it out to our shooters.
Even though the rest of the varsity squad
is still being tested, the
Padres showed they are
capable of scoring in
bunches when they have
to. And late in the game
against Burlingame (34), they didnt even need
Wilson to do so.
Serra jumped out to an
early
lead, going ahead
Jack Wilson
midway through the first
quarter when Wilson posted up to give his
team an 11-9 advantage. The Padres would
not trail again, leading 15-11 at the end of
the opening quarter and continuing to add
on.
Balancing the floor was junior guard
Henry James, who totaled 13 points, and
sophomore guard Parker McDonald who
added 10. By the half, the Padres led 34-22,
then surpassed the 50-point plateau near the

end of the third quarter on a dish from


McDonald to junior Colin McCarthy. Serra
entered the fourth quarter leading 52-31.
But Burlingame found the hot hand in the
fourth quarter, summoning senior Michael
Adams off the bench. While junior guard
Gavin Coleman led all scorers with 16
points throughout, Adams added eight
points, all coming over the final eight minutes, shooting 3 of 4 from the field, then
drilling a pair of free throws with 2:46
remaining to cut the Serra lead to 12.
Thats our strength, Burlingame head
coach Pete Harames said. Were inexperienced but we can shoot a little bit.
But Serra fired right back to put the game
away. With Burlingame transitioning into
the full-court press, the Padres flashed
shades of last years championship ball
movement with senior Jason Morabe pushing a half-court pass up to Andrew Olson for
a quick score.
With Burlingame bringing the ball upcourt on the following possession,
McDonald lunged in for a steal and kicked
the ball quickly to junior point guard Masie
Mohammidi. After Burlingame turned the
ball over with a charging foul, McDonald
fed Paul Besse for a score to cap a six-point

run, allowing the Padres to cruise through


the final two minutes.
Many of the names may be different
well, not all the names, as Morabes and
Besses older brothers both played for last
years state-championship team but
Wilson said the team in coming together
nonetheless.
Its different, Wilson said. I love them
just the same. Its my team.
Burlingame showed plenty of fight
throughout though. While senior forward
Paulie Ferrari was quiet to the tune of four
points, all in the first quarter, the Panthers
dove headlong into the persistent man-toman defense of Serra time and again. While
the Panthers shot just 34.7 percent from the
floor, they settled in after committing five
first-quarter turnovers to total just 13 in the
game.
Harames said the fiery play is something
hes hoping will be a cornerstone of this
years squad.
Were hoping to have that character,
Harames said. I think weve shown that
even in the games weve lost, weve been
able to keep that intensity against good
teams.

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

College hoops
USF takes down Illinois State 66-58
HONOLULU Freshman Charles
Minlend scored a career-high 17 points and
Frankie Ferrari had a career-high 16 as San
Francisco defeated Illinois State 66-58 in
the
Diamond
Head
Classic Friday night.
San Francisco (10-2)
will play San Diego State
in the tournaments
championship game on
Christmas night. The
Dons shot 14 for 26 from
the free throw line.
Ferrari s co red ei g h t
Frankie Ferrari p o i n t s o ff t h e b en ch
i n t h e fi rs t h al f an d was a s t art er i n t h e
s eco n d h al f.
After a Ferrari steal he sprinted the other
way and dished to Nate Renfro for a layup to
give San Francisco a 52-47 lead with 6:27
to play. Matt McCarthy finished with 11
points and 11 boards for the Dons.
Deontae Hawkinss 3 brought Illinois
State to within 61-55 with 45 seconds to
play and Paris Lee hit a 3 nine seconds later
to make it 62-58.

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MLB briefs
Cuban pitcher Norge Ruiz
gets $2M signing bonus with As
OAKLAND Cuban right-hander Norge
Ruiz agreed to a minor league contract with
the Oakland Athletics that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
The team announced its
deal with the 22-year-old
on Friday. He spent three
seasons pitching in
Cubas Serie Nacional
and went 24-17 with a
2.55 ERA in 55 starts and
five relief appearances.
Ruizs bonus is secNorge Ruiz
ond-highest among the
seven international amateurs the As have
acquired in the signing period that begab
July 2, behind Cuban left fielder Lazaro
Armenteros $3 million.
In his first season of 2012, at age 18,
Ruiz ranked sixth in the league with a 1.97
ERA while going 9-4 in 17 starts and four
relief appearances for Sancti Spiritus and
Camaguey.
He pitched for Holquin and Camaguey in
2013 and 2014.
In the Dominican Winter League this year,
Ruiz was 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA in three starts
for Aguilas.

then .200 with three RBIs in the League


Championship Series loss to the Chicago
Cubs. He failed to accept the Dodgers $17.2
million qualifying offer.
At the winter meetings, the Dodgers
announced a $48 million, three-year contract with left-hander Rich Hill, acquired
from Oakland at the trade deadline Aug. 1.

Tigers bring back catcher


Alex Avila with $2M, 1-year deal
DETROIT The Tigers are bringing back
catcher Alex Avila with a $2 million, oneyear contract.
Avila tells The Associated Press he is
excited for the opportunity to back up
James McCann. He says his family, including Tigers general manager Al Avila, will
have something other than Christmas to
celebrate this weekend at his home in
Florida.
Detroit drafted Avila in 2008 and he hit
.242 with 66 homers and 282 RBIs with the
Tigers from 2009-15. He had career highs
with a .295 batting average, 19 homers and
82 RBIs in 2011, when he was an All-Star.
The 29-year-old, left-handed hitter departed Detroit as a free agent after the 2015 season. He played in 57 games for the Chicago
White Sox this year, hitting .213 with
seven homers and 11 RBIs.

Justin Turner, Dodgers


finalize $64M, 4-year contract

Rollins fifth team change this


winter, Texas reclaims Dragmire

LOS ANGELES Third baseman Justin


Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers have
finalized their $64 million, four-year contract.
Turner gets a $4 million signing bonus,
payable Dec. 31, under the agreement completed Friday, and salaries of $12 million
next year, $11 million in 2018, $18 million in 2019 and $19 million in 2020.
He would get a $1 million assignment
bonus each time he is traded.
Los Angeles also has a pending $80 million, five-year agreement with closer
Kenley Jansen. The deals raise the Dodgers
projected luxury tax payroll to $230 million next year, in line for a tax of about $19
million.
The 32-year-old Turner spent two seasons
with Baltimore and four with the New York
Mets, then became a free agent when the
Mets failed to offer a 2014 contract. A
Southern California native who attended Cal
State Fullerton, he signed a $1 million,
one-year deal with the Dodgers, hit .340 in
109 games, and took over as the starting
third baseman.
Turner hit .275 with 27 homers and 90
RBIs this year, batted .400 with five RBIs
in the Division Series against Washington,

ARLINGTON, Texas Left-hander David


Rollins has changed teams for the fifth time
in just over a month on a waiver claim by
the Chicago Cubs from the Texas Rangers,
who also reclaimed right-hander Brady
Dragmire from Pittsburgh for the second
time this offseason.
Dragmire had been designated for assignment earlier this week by Pittsburgh, who
three weeks earlier had received him on a
waiver claim from Texas.
When the Rangers initially received the
23-year-old Dragmire on Dec. 2, they also
lost Rollins to Philadelphia.
Rollins was first selected off waivers by
the Cubs from the Seattle Mariners on Nov.
18, and four days later waived by the World
Series champions and claimed by the
Rangers. The Phillies got Rollins on Dec.
2, and then waived him before he got
reclaimed by Rangers earlier this week.
The 27-year-old Rollins saw action for
Seattle for the second consecutive year, but
spent most of last season at Triple-A
Tacoma.
Texas also lost right-hander Tyrell
Jenkins to Cincinnati on a waiver claim on
Friday

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

NBA GLANCE

NHL GLANCE
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W
Montreal
34 21
Ottawa
34 20
Boston
36 18
Tampa Bay
35 17
Florida
35 15
Toronto
33 14
Detroit
34 15
Buffalo
33 12

L
9
11
14
15
14
12
15
13

OT
4
3
4
3
6
7
4
8

Pts
46
43
40
37
36
35
34
32

GF
104
88
85
100
85
97
83
71

GA
76
89
87
98
97
95
96
91

Metropolitan Division
Columbus
32 23
Pittsburgh
35 22
N.Y. Rangers 36 23
Washington 32 20
Philadelphia 36 20
Carolina
33 15
New Jersey
34 13
N.Y. Islanders 33 13

5
8
12
8
12
11
14
14

4
5
1
4
4
7
7
6

50
49
47
44
44
37
33
32

110
121
119
87
110
88
80
90

65
100
89
69
108
90
102
102

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
Chicago
36 22 9
Minnesota
33 21 8
St. Louis
35 18 12
Nashville
33 15 13
Dallas
35 14 14
Winnipeg
36 16 17
Colorado
33 12 20

5
4
5
5
7
3
1

49
46
41
35
35
35
25

102
102
98
94
89
95
67

86
66
103
94
106
105
106

Pacific Division
Sharks
34
Edmonton
36
Anaheim
35
Los Angeles 34
Calgary
36
Vancouver
35
Arizona
34

1
6
6
4
2
3
5

43
42
40
38
38
31
27

87
105
96
87
94
86
75

75
97
99
84
103
109
108

21
18
17
17
18
14
11

12
12
12
13
16
18
18

Fridays Games
Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 1
N.Y. Islanders 5, Buffalo 1
Columbus 2, Montreal 1
Washington 4, Tampa Bay 0
Minnesota 7, N.Y. Rangers 4
Carolina 3, Boston 2, OT
Detroit 4, Florida 3, SO
Colorado 2, Chicago 1, OT
Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2, OT
Calgary 4, Vancouver 1
Toronto 4, Arizona 1
San Jose 3, Edmonton 2, OT

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W
Toronto
21
Boston
17
New York
16
Philadelphia
7
Brooklyn
7

L
8
13
13
22
22

Pct
.724
.567
.552
.241
.241

GB

4 1/2
5
14
14

Southeast Division
Charlotte
17
Atlanta
15
Washington
13
Orlando
14
Miami
10

13
15
16
18
21

.567
.500
.448
.438
.323

2
3 1/2
4
7 1/2

Central Division
Cleveland
Milwaukee
Indiana
Chicago
Detroit

6
14
16
15
18

.786
.500
.484
.483
.438

8
8 1/2
8 1/2
10

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
San Antonio
24
6
Houston
22
9
Memphis
20
12
New Orleans
11
21
Dallas
9
21

.800
.710
.625
.344
.300

2 1/2
5
14
15

Northwest Division
Oklahoma City
18
Utah
18
Portland
13
Denver
12
Minnesota
9

12
13
19
18
20

.600
.581
.406
.400
.310

1/2
6
6
8 1/2

Pacific Division
Warriors
L.A. Clippers
Sacramento
L.A. Lakers
Phoenix

4
9
17
22
21

.871
.710
.433
.333
.300

5
13 1/2
17
17 1/2

22
14
15
14
14

27
22
13
11
9

Sautrdays Game
No game scheduled
Sundays Games
Boston at New York, 9 a.m.
Golden State at Cleveland, 11:30 a.m.
Chicago at San Antonio, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

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Carrie Fisher remains in intensive care unit, brother says


By Sandy Cohen
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES Star Wars actress


Carrie Fisher is receiving treatment in an
intensive care unit after suffering a medical
emergency on a flight Friday, according to
her brother.
Todd Fisher said Friday night that his sister is receiving excellent care, but that he
could not classify her condition. He had earlier told the Associated Press that she had
been stabilized and was out of the emergency room. In a subsequent interview he
said many details about her condition or
what caused the medical emergency are
unknown.
Carrie Fisher, 60, experienced medical
trouble during a flight from London and was

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people.
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Carrie Fisher

treated by paramedics
immediately after the
plane landed in Los
Angeles, according to
reports citing unnamed
sources.
Celebrity
website
TMZ, which first reported the incident, said
anonymous sources told
them the actress suffered

a heart attack.
Todd Fisher said much of what had been
reported about the incident was speculation.
We have to wait and be patient, he said.
We have so little information ourselves.
Fishers publicists and representatives
for her mother, Debbie Reynolds, and her
daughter, Billie Lourd, did not immediately
to report any suspicious interactions with
people wanting to rent vehicles that
might be used in an attack.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called the precautions a very sad reality.
In Chicago, police parked their vehicles
diagonally at the corners of Daley Plaza to
block any vehicle access to a Christmas
market there. In San Francisco, motorcycle and mounted horse units were

return calls from the AP.


Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman
Erik Scott said paramedics administered
advanced life-saving care to a patient at Los
Angeles International Airport Friday and
transported the person to a nearby hospital.
He did not identify the patient.
A large gathering of media personnel was
camped outside Ronald Reagan UCLA
Medical Center in Los Angeles hospital,
where TMZ and the Los Angeles Times
reported she had been taken.
Fisher is considered by many to be a
member of Hollywood royalty her parents are Reynolds and the late singer Eddie
Fisher.
Catapulted to stardom as Princess Leia in
1977s Star Wars, Carrie Fisher reprised
the role as the leader of a galactic rebellion

in three sequels, including last years Star


Wars: The Force Awakens.
The author and actress may be best known
for her portrayal of Leia, but she is also an
accomplished writer known for no-holdsbarred accounts of her struggles with addiction and mental illness.
Her thinly veiled autobiography
Postcards from the Edge was adapted into
a 1987 film version starring Shirley
MacLaine and Meryl Streep. She also transformed her one-woman show Wishful
Drinking, which played on Broadway and
was filmed for HBO, into a book.
Most recently, Fisher has been promoting her latest book, The Princess Diarist,
in which she reveals that she and co-star
Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of
Star Wars.

patrolling in high-traffic shopping areas.


Frieder Frotscher, who owns a stand that
sells German steins, has made the trip to
the Chicago market from Sachsen,
Germany, for the past 21 years. He said he
never considered closing after what happened Monday.
I see all the increased security, he
said. If we dont come that means we
would have reached the decision that they
(terrorists) want.
In New York, a Columbus Circle vendor
said he wasnt thinking about the attack
in Berlin.
If something happens like that it could
happen anywhere, said Armand Altan,
40. We are open. There is no X-ray cameras or security checking everybody.
Someone could walk inside with the vest
or with the backpack, you dont know. So
if we think like this, we shouldnt go outside from the home.
Big cities have been fortifying sidewalks since the Sept. 11 attacks,
installing bollards and concrete planters
designed to prevent vehicles from driving
into pedestrians or the side of a building.
Parts of Times Square and a two-block
stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of
the White House have been closed to traffic for years, partly as a precaution
against car bombs.
Other cities added new measures against
truck attacks after a man drove a rented,
refrigerated truck weighing about 20 tons
into a crowd in Nice, France in July,
killing 86 people.
Law enforcement in Los Angeles, for
example, has been placing rows of two to
three cars or other large equipment in
front of large event entrances, including
two massive parades this year in West
Hollywood, said Scott Edson, chief of the
special operations division of the Los
Angeles County Sheriffs Department.
At the upcoming Rose Parade, a nationally televised annual event that attracts
hundreds of thousands of spectators,
Edson said law enforcement will be using
such methods to keep people safe.
In addition to barriers, police officers
will be posted a couple of blocks away
from the parade to keep an eye out for any

trucks that look out of place, he said.


Nice was the final straw that made us
realize thats another piece of protection
were going to have to put in place at
major events, Edson said, adding that he
thinks its only a matter of time before
someone carries out such an attack in the
U. S. It becomes successful and the bad
guys start thinking about it and start
looking at how they can do it.
A recent posting in an English-language Islamic State magazine called this
years Macys Thanksgiving Day parade
an excellent target for a truck attack.
That caused enough concern that police
used dozens of sand-filled dump trucks to
block streets along the parade route.
The NYPD program involving outreach
to trucking companies was ramped up after
the Nice attack.
Since then, the NYPD has reached out to
about 140 rental companies and seven
truck driving schools in the city, giving
them the phone numbers of detectives and
encouraging them to use them, said Lt.
Lucas Miller, who runs the Intelligence
Division program.
The NYPD has received several calls
from truck rental operations since the
Berlin attack, Lucas said Wednesday. The
companies were checking in, not offering
tips, but thats just the kind of communication and interaction we want, he said.
Jake Jacoby, president of the Truck
Renting and Leasing Association in
Alexandria, Virginia, said his group has
worked with the Transportation Security
Administration and other federal agencies
to combat terror.
The group has distributed a brochure to
its members about what should raise suspicions with renters. They include
attempting to use cash rather than a credit
card and inquiring whether a truck can be
modified to carry heavier loads or go
faster.
Anybody walking in without a reservation should also get extra scrutiny and
possibly be turned away, Jacoby said. The
group even suggests asking customers
how they plan to use a truck, he said.
If they have trouble answering that
question, thats a red flag, he said.

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Celebrating
at a distance
By Adriana Ramirez

Martin Scorseses Silence is not an


easy film to watch. At times its grotesquely
violent, at others tediously slow. But it is a
full and worthy cinematic experience that is
bold, thought provoking and utterly singular. That its also a nearly three-decade effort
from one of our living greats is just an interesting factoid in the end plus, weve been
here before a few times over with Scorseses
passion projects.
Scorsese and screenwriter Jay Cocks
(The Age of Innocence) adapted Silence
from Shusaku Endos 1966 novel of the
same name. Set in the 17th century, the film
follows two Portuguese Jesuit priests,
Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and
Father Garrpe (Adam Driver) who journey to
Japan to try to find their fellow missionary,
Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who has
been rumored to have renounced his faith.

hen I was younger, my family


and I used to gather at my grandmothers house for the holidays. Looking around the room, I saw my
little cousins running around the dinner
table at one end; at the other end, my
grandfather made jokes while my dad sang
traditional Puerto Rican
songs. On my phone, I
receive texts from my
best friend.
For every festivity,
rather than celebrating
the actual holiday, we
celebrate being with our
family and friends on
that holiday.
This all changed when I moved to the
United States. I was scared that I was never
going to have those moments again. Phone
calls and FaceTiming never really work
for us, mostly due to time differences and
everyone being busy. My parents understood this and were on the same page as I
am. This is why when we go on our winter
break, we are fortunate to visit our family.
For other people, flying out to see family
and friends can be hard. Sarah Tocatlian, a
junior at Carlmont High School, used to go
visit her family in Europe but it has gotten
expensive over the years.
Its hard since you want to be with your
family around the holidays, but we do
FaceTime each other a lot. When they have
big holiday parties, we join them with
FaceTime. Its kind of like youre there but
obviously, it would be nicer to be with
them [physically], she said.
Carlmont senior Enzo Llorach also
spends the holidays with his immediate
family for similar reasons.
I miss having a lot of family members
over. Ever since we moved from France,
weve only had one Christmas when our
family came over to visit now that we live
in the U.S. It gets more expensive and
time-consuming, so we usually spend it just
the five of us, he said.
In addition, people celebrate different
ways during the holidays. Where you are
can have an effect on how you celebrate and
the preparations that go with it. Carlmont
senior Thashmika Singh moved to the
United States from South Africa. The major
celebration of her culture is Diwali, the cel-

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Silence is a solemn, religious epic about Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) in a violently anti-Catholic 17th century Japan.

Silence a gorgeous
and tedious journey
Martin Scorsese:
Cinema is gone
By Jake Coyle
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK Martin Scorseses


Manhattan office, in a midtown building a
few blocks northwest of the cordoned-off
Trump Tower, may be the most concentrated bastion of reverence for cinema on the
face of the Earth.
Theres a small screening room where
Scorsese screens early cuts of his films and
classic movies for his daughter and his
friends. Theres his personal library of
thousands of films, some he taped himself
decades ago. Film posters line the walls.
Bookshelves are stuffed with film histo-

Martin
Scorsese

ries. And there are editing suites, including the


one where Scorsese and
his longtime editor
Thelma Schoonmaker
regularly toil with a
monitor dedicated to the
continuous, muted playing of Turner Classic
Movies.
Its a temple of worship, really, says

Schoonmaker.
Scorseses latest, Silence, may be the

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By Lindsey Bahr
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Videogame pic Assassins Creed is anything but fun


By Lindsey Bahr
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In Assassins Creed a death row inmate


is saved by a shadowy organization because
they need him to unlock the memories of
his 15th century ancestor Aguilar to find the
location of an apple that contains the
genetic code to free will because Marion
Cotillard wants to end violence ... or something. There have surely been sillier film
premises, but even in a year that gave us

Independence Day: Resurgence, Im hard


pressed to think of anything as convoluted
and, in the end, as joyless and unrewarding
as this.
Yes, Assassins Creed is attempting to
give a serious narrative origin story to the
popular video game, ostensibly setting up
interest in possible future films. But its
hard to even feign interest in this one, let
alone what might come next. Director
Justin Kurzels film embodies the worst tendencies of modern blockbusters to feel not

like a full movie, but a tease for whats to


come a television pilot on the big
screen. Its become the de facto operating
mode for franchise storytelling where
instead of relying on a natural interest, the
studios force audiences to want more by
simply not giving them a full story in the
first place.
In the case of Assassins Creed, they try
to give an emotional entryway into understanding the ancient conflict between the
Templars, who want order, and the

Assassins, who have sworn to preserve free


will at all costs, through the story of Cal
Lynch. We meet Cal as a kid a daredevil
troublemaker who bikes home to find Patsy
Clines Crazy blaring over the speakers
and his mother dead at the kitchen table. His
father, sporting a dramatic hooded cape, is
there with a knife and tells Cal that he needs
to get out and live in the shadows. Then
some government types in black SUVs

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storm the house as Cal escapes on the
rooftops.
Did his dad kill his mom? Was he trying to
protect Cal? Does any of it make a bit of
sense having never met any of these characters before? And what was with that cape?
The answers sort of come, but not for a
while. By that point you may have forgotten that you were supposed to care in the
first place. The next time we meet up with
Cal, hes grown into Michael Fassbender
and is on death row for murder (also left
largely unexplored). His last words are that
hell see his dad in hell, but, then he wakes
up in an operating room where Sofia
(Cotillard) explains to him that her company faked his death and now hes going to
work for her and her father (Jeremy Irons)
but that hes definitely not their prisoner.
Cal, sensing probably that too many
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ebration of light.
In South Africa, we prepare for the day a
week in advance. My grandmothers, aunts,
mom and cousins spend time baking delicious desserts. We usually put a plate of
goodies together to give to the neighbors,
friends and family. Usually, there are
fireworks at a temple near my grandparents house where everyone comes together, she said. The difference is that here I
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anyway, in the first of at least three unintentionally hilarious slow mo sequences,


but to no avail. They soon hook him up to
an insane contraption called the animus that
takes Cal back to 1492 Spain basically
into a video game where he and his fellow
Assassins hunt down this Apple of Eden.
Its all so relentlessly dumb and confusing. Among its other sins, like three scenes
in a row ending with Cal saying that hes
hungry, somehow three screenwriters decided that phrases like you turn to violence, I
turn to science were really the best they
had. Even the visuals lack flair surprising since Kurzel turned in the stylish
Macbeth last year with Fassbender and
Cotillard. In the end, the real mystery has
little to do with the Assassins, the Templars
or the Apple of Eden and more to do with
why so many talented thespians thought
this was a good idea.
Assassins Creed, a 20th Century Fox
release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion
Picture Association of America for for
intense sequences of violence and action,
thematic elements and brief strong language. Running time: 115 minutes. One
star out of four.

Assassins Creed is relentlessly dumb and confusing.

day with and do all those fun things. The


holiday is not as big in America as it is in
South Africa.
For Llorach, location doesnt play a big
part in the celebration.
We rarely spend Christmas at our actual
house. We usually like to go on vacation
over Christmas. As long as Im with my
family, it doesnt really matter where we
are. If I had to say how I feel, Im happy
with how weve been spending Christmas,
he said.
Francisco Rivera, a project controller
engineer, misses being in his country with
his family but to him, celebrating is
always going to be celebrating wherever he

is.
The way I was raised, the holidays were
a time for introspection. A place and a time
where you reflect on what was done and
what had to be done, from the simplest
mindsets to the most complicated ones,
he said. When you are away from home,
you tune down your spirit and you focus
more on adapting to the environment that
surrounds you.
Rivera tries to identify similarities
between the way he celebrates and the way
other people celebrate. He also finds ways
to celebrate according to his memories.
Without [my memories], there is nothing to remember, therefore, nothing to cel-

ebrate. My family is my memories. I miss


them very much. Only I chose to either
miss them in sorrow or to celebrate their
memories, which allows me to benchmark
my experiences, create new memories and
grow and evolve into something different,
he said.
Distance can be a hassle. But as people
find ways around it during the holidays, the
distance shortens and becomes less of a
barrier.

Adriana Ramirez is a senior at Carlmont High


School in Belmont. Student News appears in the
weekend edition. You can email Student News at
news@smdailyjournal.com.

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Monster Calls a universal picture of grief


By Sandy Cohen
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

If youre not crying by the third act of A


Monster Calls, you may want to have your
humanity checked.
Anyone whos experienced grief will be
moved by Patrick Ness story of a lonely
12-year-old boy and the massive woody
monster who befriends him. Beautifully
realized onscreen by director J.A. Bayona,
its a universal tale of how human beings
cope with the unbearable pain of the death
of a parent.
The award-winning 2011 novel is incredibly visual, but the story is even more affecting on film. Ness adapted and expanded his
work for the screen, introducing new elements that deepen the characters and enrich
the tale. Bayona blends live-action with
CGI and more traditional animation for a
result thats both modern and timeless. A
Monster Calls, which considers childrens
feelings as real and multifaceted as anyone
elses, deserves a place in the canon of artistic explorations of grief.
Newcomer Lewis MacDougall brings
heartbreaking earnestness to Conor, whom
the monster describes as too old to be a kid,
too young to be a man. Liam Neeson is the
monster, lending his regal brogue to the
computer-generated character, an ancient
yew tree come to life. Felicity Jones and
Sigourney Weaver give heartfelt performances as Conors sick mother and distant
grandmother, but the story centers on the
relationship between the boy and his monster.
I have come to get you, Conor
OMalley! the monster bellows into
Conors bedroom window late one night.
The giant creature says he has come to tell

Monster Calls is a story of a lonely 12-year-old boy and the massive woody monster who befriends him.
him three stories, and Conor should tell him
a fourth.
Who cares about stupid stories from a stupid tree thats a dream? the boy defiantly
replies. He hardly has time for a monster,
even one he may have somehow summoned.
Conor is already dealing with plenty of trouble in his life: Hes bullied daily at school,
and his mother is so sick, she gets weaker
every day.
But the tree monster promises that stories are wild creatures. Though he looks
scary (and little kids will likely find him
pretty frightening at first), he seems kind.
The monster always comes around after midnight, sharing fables about an evil queen, a
heartless healer and an invisible man who

demands to be seen.
Bayona expresses the magic of the monsters stories through imaginative animation. When the monster starts spinning a
yarn, the film shifts away from the muted,
melancholy greens and browns of Conors
everyday life into a paper-like palette of
stark watercolors and animated cutouts. This
distinguishes fantasy from reality, and for
Conor, the monster is real.
But it cant save the boy from his sadness.
The monster gives Conor an outlet for his
feelings, which the boy uses to take down
bullies and wreak destruction in his grandmothers house. The adults around him
reflect an unspoken understanding of
Conors plight when they refuse to punish

him. What would be the point? they say.


His mother is dying. Isnt that punishment
enough for anyone?
We all experience loss and desperately
wish for some salve to ease the pain. Kids
feel it as much as grown-ups. When Conor is
faced with life-changing grief, his aid comes
in the form of a wise tree monster.
We should all be so lucky to have a kindly
giant make it safe for us to explore lifes
darkest parts.
A Monster Calls, a Focus Features
release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion
Picture Association of America for thematic content and some scary images. Running
time: 108 minutes. Three and a half stars out
of four.

Q&A: Sigourney Weaver on an unexpected life in sci-fi


By Jake Coyle
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TORONTO A movie has a way of sitting


up straight whenever Sigourney Weaver is in
it. Whether the part is small or large, she
reliably jolts any film alive with her intelligence and commanding presence. She usually means business.
That, of course, has been apparent since
her breakthrough role as Ellen Ripley in
Alien. But its no less true of Weaver at 67.
She has an almost queen-like status on
todays movie landscape, particularly in science-fiction.
She has defined one mega franchise
(Alien, with one more on the way) and
been the MVP of another (Avatar, with four
sequels coming). Just her voice is enough to
lend sci-fi credibility, whether as the ships
voice in WALL-E or as the all-powerful
Director in The Cabin in the Woods.
Weaver has been particularly ubiquitous in
2016, gracing the years top box-office hit,
Finding Dory, with its best gag (her aquatic center greeting), and popping in to reprise
her original role in the
co n t en t i o us

Ghostbusters reboot. She was even


glimpsed in Ron Howards The Beatles:
Eight Days a Week The Touring Years as a
young, rabid Beatlemaniac.
But she ends the year with A Monster
Calls, a smaller film that uses fantasy to
plumb deeper emotional depths. Directed by
J.A. Bayona (whos helming the next
Jurassic Park film), the adaptation of
Patrick Ness novel is about a boy coping
with his mothers terminal illness. Aside
from approaching grief with uncommon seriousness, the film flips some genre tropes,
including Weavers grandmother character.
The actress (who hasnt lost a bit of her
glamour) recently reflected on A Monster
Calls, her re-entry to Pandora and her legacy of strong female protagonists.
AP: Yo ur father, Sy l v es ter Pat
Weav er was pres i dent o f NBC and created the To ni g ht Sho w. Was i t l i ke
y o u g rew up i n s ho w bus i nes s ?
Weav er: At the time, I thought everyones father ran a network. I thought everyone got to go on the set of Peter Pan and
meet Mary Martin. I always used to think I
was going to go to school and then come
home and be a different girl and go to a different house. It took me a while to realize I
was stuck with me. Maybe thats the early
awareness of an actor that were all changeable. I remember thinking, Gosh, Im so
amazed Im in this body for so long.
AP: Yo u hav e s uch an i mpact o n a
fi l m, reg ardl es s o f ho w l arg e
y o ur part i s .
Weav er: I really love being part of a
good story. I dont need to be the center
of the story. Thats why I really loved A
Monster Calls because the grandmother
was unlike anyone Ive played before
not completely unlike my mother, who
was British. Its a movie I hope families
go to together.
AP: Was y o ur s mal l ro l e
i n Wo o dy Al l ens Anni e
Hal l y o ur fi rs t fi l m?
Weav er: Woody offered
me a bigger part but I turned
it down because I was in a
play. I played a multiple
schizophrenic who kept

a hedgehog in her vagina and I wasnt going


to give that part up.
AP: Al i en was qui te a fo l l o w-up.
Weav er: It didnt feel like a big movie to
me. It felt like a very small, dark, strange
movie and I could relate to that because I was
used to doing very strange things offBroadway. I thought: This is fine. This is

like a workshop movie.


AP: Ri pl ey was o ne o f the fi rs t
s tro ng femal e pro tag o ni s ts i n an
acti o n fi l m. Is that a l eg acy y o ure
pro ud o f?
Weav er: I am. Ive since read other scripts

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film that most purely fuses the twin passions of his life: God and cinema. Scorsese,
who briefly pursued becoming a priest
before fervently dedicating himself to
moviemaking, has sometimes seemed to
conflate the two.
Silence is a solemn, religious epic
about Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield, Adam
Driver) in a violently anti-Catholic 17th
century Japan. Scorsese has wanted to make
it for nearly 30 years. He was given the
book its based on, Shusaku Endos 1966
novel, by a bishop after a screening of his
famously
controversial
The
Last
Temptation of Christ in 1988.
Silence is an examination of belief and
doubt and mysterious acts of faith. But making the film was such an act in itself.
Acting it out, maybe thats what existence is all about, Scorsese says of his
faith. The documentary on George Harrison
I made, Living in the Material World, that
says it better. He said if you want an old man
in the sky with a beard, fine. I dont mean to
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Its an acutely dangerous mission, which
Father Valignano (Ciaran Hinds) tries to dissuade Rodrigues and Garrpe from pursing. In
the years after the Shimabara Rebellion,
Christianity in Japan was practiced only in
secret iconography and texts were confiscated and the known and even suspected
devout were tortured and killed. But, driven
by faith and duty Rodrigues and Garrpe
might as well not have a choice in the matter at all. They cant even fathom not going,
though, and thus they do.
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comfortable with Christianity. But what is


Christianity? Thats the issue and thats
why I made this film.
It wasnt easy. Scorsese, 74, may be
among the most revered directors in
Hollywood, but Silence is almost the
antithesis of todays studio film. To make it
Scorsese had to drum up foreign money in
Cannes and ultimately made the film for
about $46 million. Everyone, including
himself, worked for scale.
Few today are making movies with the
scope and ambition of Silence a fact,
he grants, that makes him feel like one of
the last of a dying breed in todays film
industry.
Cinema is gone, Scorsese says. The
cinema I grew up with and that Im making,
its gone.
The theater will always be there for that
communal experience, theres no doubt. But
what kind of experience is it going to be?
he continues. Is it always going to be a
theme-park movie? I sound like an old man,
which I am. The big screen for us in the
50s, you go from Westerns to Lawrence of
Arabia to the special experience of 2001
in 1968. The experience of seeing Vertigo
and The Searchers in VistaVision.
Scorsese points to the proliferation of
images and the overreliance on superficial

techniques as trends that have diminished


the power of cinema to younger audiences.
It should matter to your life, he says.
Unfortunately the latest generations dont
know that it mattered so much.
Scorseses comments echo a tender letter
he wrote his daughter two years ago . The
future of movies, he believes, is in the freedom that technology has yielded for anyone
to make a movie.
TV, I dont think has taken that place.
Not yet, adds Scorsese, whose Boardwalk
Empire was lauded but whose high-priced
Vinyl was canceled after one season. I
tried it. I had success to a certain extent.
Vinyl we tried but we found that the atmosphere for the type of picture we wanted to
make the nature of the language, the
drugs, the sex, depicting the rock n roll
world of the 70s we got a lot of resistance. So I dont know about that freedom.
Since the election of Donald Trump, some
have expressed hope for a return to the kind
of 70s filmmaking Scorsese is synonymous with.
If the younger people have something to
say and they find a way to say through visual means as well as literary, theres the new
cinema, says Scorsese. But the current climate reminds him more of the 50s of his
youth. Im worried about double-think or

triple-think, which is make you believe you


have the freedom, but they can make it very
difficult to get the picture shown, to get it
made, ruin reputations. Its happened
before.
Silence, which Scorsese screened for
Jesuits at the Vatican before meeting with
the pope, remains a powerful exception in a
changing Hollywood.
He wanted to make this film extremely
differently from anything out there, says
Schoonmaker, Scorseses editor since
Raging Bull. Hes just tired of slambam-crash. Telling the audience what to
think is what he really hates. Trying to do a
meditative movie at this point, in this
insane world were in now, was incredibly
brave. He wanted to stamp the film with that
throughout: the pace, the very subtle use of
music.
How many movies start without music at
the very beginning under the logos? she
adds. He said, Take out all that big
Hollywood.
Scorsese, apostle of cinema, continues
the fight. His Film Foundation has helped
restore more than 750 films. And he regularly pens supportive letters to young directors whose films he admires.
Imagine that in your mailbox. Almost
like getting a letter from your god.

try with the help of a semi-trustworthy


scoundrel who is still reeling from his own
crisis of faith. Japan (really, Taiwan where
they shot) even looks uninviting. Shot by
Rodrigo Prieto with production design from
Dante Ferretti, the gray skies seem ready to
close in on the mountains and subdued landscapes, and below, the dark sea thrashes
violently against the shore.
When they arrive, their series of trials
begin. They preach to local villagers desperate for an organized religion theyve
been forbidden from, they give away every
cross and rosary they have and wonder
whether the impoverished townspeople
cherish the objects more than the meaning
behind them, and they watch as authorities
come through and ravage the towns looking

for Christians to test.


Rodrigues and Garrpe separate for their
safety and we continue to follow Rodrigues
through the Japanese countryside as he
encounters more dire displays of Japans
utter and complete intolerance for
Christianity. In one of the more powerful
sequences, three older men are hung from
crosses positioned deep in the oceans
waters the thrashing waves killing them
slowly for their refusal to apostatize. An
increasingly haunted Rodrigues looks on
from a hiding spot.
Garfield carries the film and Rodrigues
agony on his slight shoulders his second
film about faith in a single season, following Mel Gibsons Hacksaw Ridge. But it
is Japanese actor Issey Ogata who steals the
show as an older samurai who not only tells
Rodrigues whats what but provides some of
the funniest and disturbing moments in the
film. Its a tonal departure, but a welcome
one in what can be a bit of a slog.
Its a much more traditional and subdued

film than the knowingly provocative The


Last Temptation of Christ. Theres no Peter
Gabriel guitar and nothing that is likely to
enrage or inspire protests. But it does pick
at doubt in a spiritually similar way.
Rodrigues knows what his faith requires,
and yet it continues to be tested and challenged by the physical and political realities of where hes inserted himself. Do the
peasants, so grateful for his teachings, actually believe? Or are they looking for a way
to the afterlife? What good, hes forced to
wonder, is he actually doing there?
Silence is as much about colonialism and
intolerance as it is faith and conviction.
While Im still not sure what Scorsese wants
the audience to think by the time the screen
goes to black, the questions raised nonetheless feel modern and resonant.
Silence, a Paramount Pictures release, is
rated R by the Motion Picture Association
of America for some disturbing violent
content. Running time: 161 minutes.
Three stars out of four.

WEAVER

ing. Does it also make you remember how


much you loved the first one? I think so, but
not to the extent that Im going to boycott
it. Were sitting at the table. Youve got to
make room for us. Were not going to go
away.
AP: Ang Lees Ice Sto rm mus t be
a fi l m y o ure parti cul arl y pro ud o f.
Weav er: I was discussing a character I
might play with someone and they said,
This womans cold. I said I find that a nonsensical adjective for a woman. Im sure you
could describe Janey in Ice Storm as cold
but she wasnt cold. She was so disconnected
from her life and bored by it.
AP: Yo ure s o o n to head i nto o ne
mammo th Av atar pro ducti o n.
Weav er: The scripts for Avatar are
absolutely incredible. I have committed to a
very interesting movie about a woman
(Second Saturn) that I hope to do in May.
Its like: This is my wonderful meal before I
go into Pandora.

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and I go, Well thats kind of an interesting
part but Id rather play this guy. Because I
always feel still, like in our world, theres a
lot of testosterone in some of these movies
where really legitimately a woman would be
involved.
AP: Do y o u thi nk thats chang i ng ?
Weav er: I think by the time your daughters are in the world, everything will be different.
AP: What di d y o u thi nk o f the backl as h to Paul Fei g s Gho s tbus ters ?
Weav er: I was very surprised by it. I
enjoyed the movie. I love all those women. I
think Feig is brilliant. I do think it has
something to do with the misogyny Trump
has unearthed. I thought it was very charm-

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WEEKEND JOURNAL

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

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MUSEUM GOTTA SEE UM


By Susan Cohn
DAILY JOURNAL
SENIOR CORRESPONDENT

What Sing might lack in originality of concept, it more than


makes up for in execution in smarts, energy, star power
and plain old entertainment value.

Sing sings along, with


humor and poignancy
By Jocelyn Noveck
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

One can imagine the pitch meeting: Its American Idol,


but animated, and everyones an animal.
Well star a cuddly koala. Well get McConaughey,
Witherspoon, some other A-listers. Well throw in everyones favorite pop songs get Legal on the phone! And
hey, well add a fart joke. How could it miss?
And actually, that pitch meeting would be pretty much on
the money. Sing doesnt miss, at all.
What this new holiday entry from Illumination
(Despicable Me, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets)
might lack in originality of concept, it more than makes up
for in execution in smarts, energy, star power and plain
old entertainment value. And with a satisfying ending that
also packs an emotional punch, its hard to imagine you
wont exit the theater smiling, if not, um, singing.
The story, by writer-director Garth Jennings, revolves
around Buster Moon, the aforementioned koala. A short
digression here: why Buster doesnt have an Australian
accent or any discernible relation to Australia hes a
KOALA! is certainly curious. Then again, Matthew
McConaughey certainly isnt Australian. And we love his
distinctive drawl. So, were good.
Buster is a theater owner, and his dedication to live entertainment will be touching to all those musical lovers out
there (and this IS the season for musicals). However, he
appears to have horrible taste in the shows he picks (War
of Attrition is one of the amusing titles.) Times have been
tough.
So Buster decides to put on a singing competition. He
scrapes together $1,000 for the cash prize. But due to an
unfortunate typo on the flyers printed by his somewhat
blind but lovable secretary, Miss Crawly (voiced by director Jennings himself), the prize is upped to $100,000.
Needless to say, hordes show up to audition.
Which is good, because who doesnt love a good audition
montage?
This amusing scene gives Jennings a chance to pull out
all the stops. (Until the end of course, when he REALLY
pulls out all the stops.) What ensues is a funny series of
inappropriate animal/pop song mashups, like the snail
singing Ride Like the Wind. You get the picture.
We also meet our main characters here:
Rosita (Witherspoon) is an overworked stay-at-home
mama pig she has 25 kids and an exhausted husband, and
its pretty hard to find childcare for 25 piglets.
Johnny (Taron Egerton) is a gorilla with a Cockney
accent whos trying to break free of the criminal gang run
by his father.
Ash (Scarlett Johansson) is a teen porcupine with a
jerky boyfriend and a hidden songwriting talent.
Mike (Seth MacFarlane) is a rat with a Sinatra-esque
croon and a spending problem.
And Meena (singer Tori Kelly) is an elephant with a terrible case of stage fright.
Of course, when someone in an upbeat movie starts out
with a case of stage fright, its pretty obvious whats gonna
happen by the end. So we wont even leave you in suspense
on that. But there are other questions to be answered:
Will Ash show her arrogant boyfriend what shes made of?
(With Johansson playing her, the odds are pretty good
and you knew Scarlett could sing, right?) Will Rosita break
free of the burdens of parenting? Will Johnny settle into a
preordained life of crime, or follow his musical dreams? And
will Buster manage to make his theater solvent?
The answers come with the help of even more celebrity
voices: Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Jennifer Saunders, Rhea
Perlman and, most spectacularly, Jennifer Hudson have
cameos.
As mentioned, the best comes last. Its hard to beat a good
singing contest. And anchoring it all is McConaugheys
pleasing drawl. His koala is a nice balance, neither too
sweet nor too nasty, neither too corny nor too cynical.
In fact sorry, but we have to say it its all right, all
right, all right.
Sing, a Universal Studios release, is rated PG by the
Motion Picture Association of America for some rude
humor and mild peril. Running time: 108 minutes. Three
stars out of four.

RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN


THE NEW, AT THE ASIAN ART
MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO.
Say goodbye to 2016 with family and
friends by taking a swing at a giant
temple bell. Bring your loved ones to
the Asian Art Museum Saturday, Dec.
31, and literally ring in the new
year, Japanese-style. Everyone is
invited to participate in the auspicious
Japanese tradition of striking a temple
bell. This popular event offers the
community a memorable opportunity
to reect peacefully upon the passing
year. As in past observances, a 2100
pound, 16th-century Japanese bronze
bell, originally from a temple in
Tajima Province in Japan and now part
of the museums collection, will be
struck 108 times with a large customhewn log. According to Japanese custom, this symbolically welcomes the
new year and curbs the 108 bonno
(mortal desires) which, according to
Buddhist belief, torment humankind. It
is hoped that with each reverberation
the bad experiences, wrong deeds, and
ill luck of the past year will be wiped
away. Thus, tolling heralds the start of
a joyous, fresh New Year. Led by Rev.
Gengo Akiba, with opening remarks
about the Japanese New Year by community leader Yoshie Akiba, this
inspiring ceremony will include a
purication ritual and chanting of the
Buddhist Heart Sutra. Rev. Akiba, who
will begin the bell-ringing.
Opens at 9:30 a.m. for members and

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco invites the Bay Area community to its 31st
Annual Japanese New Year Bell Ringing Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 31.
at 11:30 a.m. to the general public.
Concludes at approximately 1 p.m.
Free with museum admission. First
come, rst served. Pick up tickets to
ring the bell at the entrance of
Samsung Hall. The Asian Art Museum
makes every effort to allow all visitors
an opportunity to participate in this
ceremony. However, to ensure you
have a chance to ring the bell, it is recommended that you arrive at Samsung
Hall no later than noon. A professional photographer will take your groups
picture, which will be available for
complimentary download on the museums Flickr page. Please note that the
Asian Art Museum staff will not be
able to take pictures with your personal camera. The Asian Art Museum,
located at 200 Larkin St. , San
Francisco, houses one of the most
comprehensive Asian art collections
in the world, with more than 18,000
works of art in its permanent collection, some as much as 6,000 years old.
For information call (415) 581-3500
or visit www.asianart.org.

Baptist

Church of Christ

PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH


Dr. Larry Wayne Ellis, Pastor

CHURCH OF CHRIST
525 South Bayshore Blvd. SM
650-343-4997
Bible School 9:45am
Services 11:00am and
2:00pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm
Minister J.S. Oxendine
www.church-of-christ.org/cocsm

(650) 343-5415

217 North Grant Street, San Mateo


Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Worship Services 10:00 am
Wednesday Worship 7pm

www.pilgrimbcsm.org

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See frisky river otters frolic up close
during their noon feeding. Watch bobcats chow down at 1 p.m. on bobcat
delicacies. Learn about these and other
intriguing
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from
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day. CuriOdyssey, the experiential science and wildlife center for children
and families, is located at 1651
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WATER
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pure it typically doesnt require much
treatment before being delivered
straight to customers. But with the
tunnels closure, the SFPUC must ramp
up service at two Bay Area treatment
plants and draw from local reservoirs
to ensure it can meet demands, said
Steve Ritchie, SFPUC assistant general manager for water.
Customers are warned they may
notice a slight difference in the
appearance or smell of their water during the two-month closure, but are
assured its safe to drink. Anyone who
has water quality concerns is always
encouraged to contact their direct supplier, Ritchie said.
Ultimately, the tunnels closure is
actually a good thing for customers,
Ritchie said. Were going to be making some improvements.
Short term, the SFPUC will be working to improve access to the tunnel so
crews can more readily make repairs
should an emergency strike. Closing
the 19-mile-long, approximately 10foot diameter tunnel will also allow
the SFPUC to take a comprehensive
look at what long-term repairs are
needed on the pipe constructed in
1918. The thorough inspection will
equip the utility with important information from which theyll make a
decision whether the tunnel can be
repaired, or if it must ultimately be
replaced, Ritchie said.

MENORAH
Continued from page 1
one day. But the flames stayed lit for
eight nights, giving the group time to
make more pure oil and keep the candelabra lit. Though the focal point of the
festival is the menorah lighting, other
traditions highlight the storys symbolism as well.
To commemorate the miracle of the
oil, we eat foods fried in oil, said
Potash.
Each year, the event features a popular stand that serves latkes, or potato
pancakes, and sufganiyot, or doughnuts. A disc jockey will play traditional Hanukkah music and those attending
will have a chance to participate in a

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Nearly 85 percent of the SFPUCs
water comes from the Yosemite-based
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, making
repairs to the Mountain Tunnel a top
priority, according to the utility.
But its not as though people can go
thirsty while crews turn off the pipe
that typically carries 200 million gallons of water per day. While the tunnel
is closed between Jan. 3 and March 4,
customers will receive water stored in
local reservoirs that is treated by facilities in Sunol and San Bruno.
Collectively, the two treatment plants
will provide about 160 million gallons a day, Ritchie said.
Sometimes we run purely on Hetch
Hetchy supply and take [treatment]
plants off, Ritchie said. At a time
like this, we have to run both [plants]
fairly strong to make up for the lack of
Hetch Hetchy contributing to the system. Thats one of the reasons why we
do it in the low-demand period of the
year.
In San Mateo County, customers will
primarily tap the Crystal Springs
Reservoir and the San Bruno-based
Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant,
Ritchie said.
Once water is stored at a local reservoir, it requires more extensive treatment versus supply thats delivered
straight from the Hetch Hetchy to the
faucet. Although Peninsula customers
frequently drink water treated at Harry
Tracy, its usually blended in with
water coming directly from Hetch
Hetchy.
Changes in the water supply can disturb naturally occurring sediment in

the reservoirs and pipelines, which


may result in customers noticing a
slight difference in the taste and odor
of their water. Recently, some customers reported a strange earthy
taste and smell to their water, which
was caused due to an algae byproduct at
an Alameda County reservoir that has
since been addressed, Ritchie said.
He emphasized the water does meet
drinking standards and didnt anticipate many would notice a difference.
At the San Bruno-based Harry Tracy
treatment plant, the SFPUC recently
completed an extensive seismic
upgrade to the facility, an important
reassurance as it could take weeks to
restore the many miles of pipeline
bringing water to the Bay Area after an
earthquake.
Those improvements were part of
the utilitys $4.8 billion Water System
Improvement Program. Improvements
to the Mountain Tunnel, however,
werent included, Ritchie said.
The tunnels last inspection was in
2008 and revealed a number of areas
that were deteriorating and putting the
system at risk. The SFPUC hopes to
have a firmer understanding of whether
its better to repair or replace the tunnel later this year. Thus far, rough estimates are that it could cost $650 million to replace the tunnel, Ritchie
said.
From a financial point of view,
everybody would be happy if a repair
was viable and could provide the longterm performance we need, Ritchie
said, adding theyll know more after
the inspection. It will help us decide
on a permanent fix.

drum circle.
Ella Potash and her husband, Rabbi
Levi Potash, co-direct Chabad MidPen,
which has hosted the event. According
to the Potashes, the organization
seeks to spread the word about Jewish
traditions and values throughout the
Peninsula. The Redwood City celebration is one of many taking place
across the nation.
[The national] Chabad [organization] sponsors over 770 public lightings across the country, including one
on the White House lawn. Its become
a beautiful American tradition, said
Levi Potash.
The Potashes have seen hundreds of
visitors from all walks of life attend
the event they organize, including
local elected officials like San Mateo
County Supervisor Don Horsley.
Its really well-attended, and not

just for people of Jewish faith, he


said. Though I was raised as a Roman
Catholic, my father was Jewish. For
me, its reconnecting with my fathers
religion.
For Ella Potash, seeing the light
spread from the menorah to those who
have come to light it is the reason she
invests in the event, year after year.
For me, its just the smiles on the
[peoples] faces. The smiles from kids
to adults to seniors, she said.
Everyones so happy to be outside, in
the public, celebrating the message of
religious freedom and sharing the light
of Hanukkah.
Visitors can join the celebration on
Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 5:30 p.m.-7
p.m. in Redwood Citys Courthouse
Square on 2200 Broadway. Visit
chabadmidpen.com/festival for more
information.

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Calendar
SATURDAY, DEC. 24
Christmas Eve at Menlo Church.
3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m, 4150
Piccadilly Lane, Menlo Park.
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Menlo
Church. Child care is available for
kids ages 3 months 3 years
old. Free. For more information
visit http://menlo.church/christmaseve.

ductions.net.

Christmas Celebration with Music.


4 p.m, 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., All Saints
Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St.,
Palo Alto. 4 p.m. Family Service with
Carols and Pageant, 8:30 p.m.
Prelude with music, 9 p.m.
Candlelight Service with Choir. Free
For
more
information
visit
asaints.org.

Make Christmas Great Again. 8


p.m. Dragon Productions Theatre
Company, 2120 Broadway, Redwood
City. Tickets cost $15 in advance or
you can pay at the door. For more
information email max@dragonproductions.net.

Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m., 6 p.m.,


10 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Catholic
Church, 1721 Hillside Drive,
Burlingame. 4 p.m. Mass, 6 p.m.,
Children;s Mass, 10 p.m. Candlelight
Mass. Free. For more information call
347-7768
Christmas Eve Service. 4:30 p.m., 8
p.m., Midnight. Saint Roberts
Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road,
San Bruno. 4:30 p.m. Family Mass, 8
p.m., Midnight Mass. No Confessions.
Free. For more information call 5892800
Christmas Eve Services. 5 p.m., 10
p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 600 W.
42nd Ave., San Mateo. 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve Family Service, 10
p.m. Christmas Eve Traditional
Service. Free For more information
visit HopeLutheranSanMateo.org.
Christmas Eve Service. 6:30 p.m.
Island United Church, 1130 Balclutha
Drive, Foster City. No cost. For more
information
contact
secretary@iucfc.org.
Christmas Eve Service. 7 p.m.,
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Lessons and Carols. Free. For more
information call 345-9082.
Christmas
Eve
Candlelight
Service. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2145 Bunker
Hill Drive, San Mateo. Crystal Springs
United Methodist Church presents
the Christmas Eve Candlelight
Service. For more information visit
csumchurch.com.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25
Christmas Day Service. 7:30 a.m.,
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Saint Roberts
Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road,
San Bruno. Free. For more information call 589-2800.
Christmas Mass. 8 a.m., 10 a.m.,
Noon. Our Lady of Angels Catholic
Church, 1721 Hillside Drive,
Burlingame. Free. For more information call 347-7768.
Christmas Day Eucharist. 10 a.m.,
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555
Waverley St., Palo Alto. Join us for
Eucharist and Carols. Free For more
information visit www.asaints.org.
Christmas Day Worship. 10 a.m.,
Hope Lutheran Church, 600 W. 42nd
Ave., San Mateo. Free For more information
visit
www.HopeLutheranSanMateo.org.
Christmas Day Service. 10:45 a.m.,
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
The Nativity of our Lord-Divine
Service. Free. For more information
call 345-9082.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27
Classical Argentinian Guitar
Recital. 7 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas. For more
information
email
belmont@smcl.org.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28
Midday Meditation. Noon to 1 p.m.
150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay.
Yoga
Nidra,
Transcendental
Meditation and Reiki. $5. For more
information contact patti@bondmarcom.com.
Movies at Grand. 6 p.m. Grand
Avenue Library, 306 Walnut St.,
South San Francisco. For more information email valle@plsinfo.org.
The Aliens Are Coming: What if its
True? 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 1095
Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. Come see
filmed interviews with UFO
researcher Stanton Friedman and
Mutual UFO Network director
Clifford Clift. Participants will discuss
their personal beliefs in extraterrestrial life. For more information call
854-5897.
Guitarist Carlos Pavan. 7 p.m.
Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma
St., Menlo Park. Carlos Pavan will perform a guitar recital with music from
Argentina as well as his own compositions. Admission is free. For more
information call 330-2501.
Make Christmas Great Again. 8
p.m. Dragon Productions Theatre
Company, 2120 Broadway, Redwood
City. Tickets cost $15 in advance or
you can pay at the door. For more
information email max@dragonpro-

THURSDAY, DEC. 29
Carlos Pavan Classical Guitar
Recital. 7 p.m. 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. A new wave of modern
classical guitars mixed with tango
and
folklore
rhythms
from
Argentina. For more information
contact carlitospavan@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 30
Reel Great Films: Peters Friends. 7
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas. For more information
email belmont@smcl.org.
Make Christmas Great Again. 8
p.m. Dragon Productions Theatre
Company, 2120 Broadway, Redwood
City. Tickets cost $15 in advance or
you can pay at the door. For more
information email max@dragonproductions.net.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31
New Years Eve Service. 4:30 p.m.
Saint Roberts Church, 1380 Crystal
Springs Road, San Bruno. Free. For
more information call 589-2800
New Years Mass. 5 p.m. Our Lady of
Angels Catholic Church, 1721
Hillside Drive, Burlingame. Vigil Mass.
Free. For more information call 3477768.
New Years Eve Service. 7 p.m.,
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Service of Corporate Confession and
Holy Absolution. Free. For more
information call 345-9082.
New Years Eve Service. 7 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Service of Corporate Confession and
Holy Absolution. Free. For more
information call 345-9082.
SUNDAY, JAN. 1
New Years Day Mass. 7 a.m., 8:30
a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Our
Lady of Angels Catholic Church,
1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame. Free.
For more information call 347-7768.
New Years Day Service. 7:30 a.m.,
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m., Saint
Roberts Church, 1380 Crystal
Springs Road, San Bruno. Free. For
more information call 589-2800.
Divine Service. 9 a.m. Grace
Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de
las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more
information call 345-9082.
Worship Service. 10 a.m. Hope
Lutheran Church, 600 W. 42nd Ave.
San Mateo. Free For more information
visit
www.HopeLutheranSanMateo.org
TUESDAY, JAN. 3
Computer Coach. 10 a.m. to noon.
San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San
Carlos. Free and open to the public.
For more information call 591-0341
ext. 237.
E-Book Coach. 10 a.m. to noon. San
Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San
Carlos. Free and open to the public.
For more information call 591-0341
ext. 237.
Afternoon
Breathing
and
Meditation. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1
Library Ave., Millbrae. An instructor
from the Art of Living foundation
will be guiding basic breathing techniques and a rejuvenating meditation session. Afternoon breathing is
every first Tuesday. For more information contact 697-7607.
Information Meeting Foster Care
Program. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 400
Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont.
Foster Care is a program that matches caring families with children and
youth who need safe, temporary
homes. At this meeting, learn more
about how you can make a positive
impact in a childs life. For more
information call 722-3035.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4
How to Clean Your Criminal
Record. Noon to 1 p.m. 710
Hamilton St., Redwood City. Attorney
Christopher Morales will discuss
these various ways to clean up a
criminal record, including even how
to obtain a Certificate of
Rehabilitation, and the steps necessary to apply for a pardon from the
governor or president. For more
information contact 363-4913.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5
First Thursdays. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. Angelicas, 863 Main St.,
Redwood City. Starring Pamela Rose
and her swinging band and a
Hammong Organ Party Celebration.
Tickets range from $10 to $15. For
more
information
contact
groovesf228@att.net.
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.

COMICS/GAMES

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Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

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CROSSWORD PUZZLE

HOLY MOLE

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

ACROSS
1 Its the limit?
5 Bop on the head
9 UPS units
12 Mope
13 Spinks or Trotsky
14 Yale grad
15 Hunters garb
16 Golden Fleece seeker
18 Amaretto avor
20 Enjoys
21 Auel heroine
22 Dark brew
23 Allied (with)
26 Make dinner
30 Cousteaus summer
33 Comedian Jay
34 A Great Lake
35 Takes a snooze
37 Early harp
39 TVs Tarzan
40 citizenship
41 Fiery dance
43 Cries of pain
45 TVs Hawkeye

GET FUZZY

48
51
53
56
57
58
59
60
61
62

Portion
Common phrases
Board members
Feeling
GI tags
Twig bearer
Singer Fitzgerald
Set
Wine served warm
Deli loaves

DOWN
1 Humane org.
2 Australian marsupial
3 Delicious
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better care of your health. Too much of anything will
lead to unwanted stress and difculty enjoying holiday
events. Slow down and enjoy the moment.
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other peoples affairs. Saying little will help you get
through family gatherings. Its the actions you take to
honor your beliefs that count; arguing with a staunch
opponent will get you nowhere.
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adjustments you make are best kept a secret for now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Its a good day to take
action and share a little of your time or skills with
those less fortunate. Every little bit you do will make a
difference as well as make you feel good.
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elder to help you out.
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for a loved one will improve the way you move forward
with your relationship. Planning a short trip or getting
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104 Training
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203 Public Notices


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271610
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Bay Area Living, 2) Luis Ocon, 3)
LOBay Area Living, 4) Ocon Group, 1976
San Carlos Ave, SAN CARLOS, CA
94070. Registered Owner: Bay Area Living, CA. The business is conducted by a
Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/Luis Ocon/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/1/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/3/16, 12/10/16, 12/17/16, 12/24/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271590
The following person is doing business
as: Yuzu, 54 W. 37th Ave, SAN MATEO,
CA 94403. Registered Owner: Arima
Enterprise Inc., CA. The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on12/01/2016
/s/Yukiko Arima/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/29/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/3/16, 12/10/16, 12/17/16, 12/24/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271576
The following person is doing business
as: Beauty By the Ocean Production,
1277 Rosita Rd, PACIFICA, CA 94044.
Registered Owner: Liliia Radchenko,
same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on05/01/2016
/s/Liliia Radchenko/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/29/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/3/16, 12/10/16, 12/17/16, 12/24/16).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271672
The following person is doing business
as: Active In-Home Therapy, 38 Eddystone Ct., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065.
Registered Owner: Power Physical Therapy and Other Services, Inc., CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 11/1/2016.
/s/Sailaja Gosula/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/08/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/10/16, 12/17/16, 12/24/16, 12/31/16).

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016


203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271568
The following person is doing business
as: Monarch Painters, 323 Heller St., Apt
20, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063. Registered Owner: Jaime Sandoval Sanchez,
same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the
FBN on 11/29/2016
/s/Jaime Sandoval Sanchez/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 11/28/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/10/16, 12/17/16, 12/24/16, 12/31/16)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO
ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
Winona J. Aldrich
aka Winona Jane Aldrich
Case Number: 16PRO00578
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Winona J. Aldrich, aka
Winona Jane Aldrich. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Marilyn A. Young,
in
the Superior Court of California,
County of San Mateo. The Petition for
Probate requests that Marilyn A. Young
be appointed as personal representative
to administer the estate of the decedent.
The petition requests the decedents will
and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by
the court. The petition requests authority
to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.
(This authority will allow the personal
representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be
required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or
consented to the proposed action.) The
independent administration authority will
be granted unless an interested person
files an objection to the petition and
shows good cause why the court should
not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: January 10, 2017
at 9:00 a.m., Department 28, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063.
If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the
Calilfornia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under sectioin
9052 of the Callifornia Probate
Code.Other California statutes and legal
authority may affect your rights as a
creditor. You may want to consult with an
attorney knowledgable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Marilyn A. Young, Attorney at Law, 1653
Irving Street, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
94122, (415) 564-4900
FILED: 12/06/16
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 12/17/16, 12/23/16, 12/24/16)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271746
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Sam Design 2) Samer Design 3)
Sam Graphics 4) Samodesign, 175
South Spruce Avenue, SOUTH SAN
FRANCISCO, CA 94080. Registered
Owner: Samer Dwaikat, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
1/3/17.
/s/Samer Dwaikat/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/15/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/17/16, 12/24/16, 12/31/16, 01/7/17).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271749
The following person is doing business
as: Golden State Autos, 1132 18th Avenue, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063. Registered Owner: Emily Ruth Diaz, same
address. The business is conducted by
an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact business under the
FBN on N/A.
/s/Emily Ruth Diaz/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/15/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/17/16, 12/24/16, 12/31/16, 01/7/17).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT #271797
The following person is doing business
as: Back A Yard Caribbean Grill, 1189
Willow Rd, MENLO PARK, CA 94025.
Registered Owner: Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill Inc., CA. The business is conducted by an Corporation.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 12/21/2016.
/s/Annetta Simpson/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/21/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/24/16, 12/31/16, 1/7/17, 1/14/17.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME


STATEMENT #271783
The following person is doing business
as: Sunesy Hair Design, 2335 S El Camino Real, SAN MATEO, CA 94403.
Registered Owner: Xuehua Liang, 117
Ravenwood Way, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on January 1, 2017.
/s/Xuehua Liang/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk on 12/20/2016. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/24/16, 12/31/16, 1/7/17, 1/14/17.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF
THE USE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT M-263678
Name of the person abandoning the use
of the Fictitious Business Name: Li Qiang
Lu. Name of Business: Sunesy Hair Design. Date of original filing: 01/20/2015.
Address of Principal Place of Business:
2335 S El Camino Real, SAN MATEO,
CA 94403. Registrant: Li Qiang Lu,
same address The business was conducted by an Individual.
/s/Li Qiang Lu/
This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 12/20/16. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/24/16,
12/31/16, 1/7/16, 1/14/16).

NOTICE OF PETITION TO
ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
Gordon Patrick King, aka Gordon P.
King, Gordon King
Case Number: 16PRO00547
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Gordon Patrick King, aka
Gordon P. King, Gordon King. A Petition
for Probate has been filed by Debra L.
Bennice, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition
for Probate requests that Debra L. Bennice be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedents will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils
are available for examination in the file
kept by the court. The petition requests
authority to administer the estate under
the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the
personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval.
Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have
waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an
interested person files an objection to the
petition and shows good cause why the
court should not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: January 18, 2017
at 9:00 a.m., Department 28, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063.
If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the
Calilfornia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under sectioin

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203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

297 Bicycles

9052 of the Callifornia Probate


Code.Other California statutes and legal
authority may affect your rights as a
creditor. You may want to consult with an
attorney knowledgable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Kyle Z. Varga
KZV Law
622 Jackson St.
FAIRFIELD, CA 94533
(415) 579-2075
FILED: 11/23/16
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 12/17/16, 12/23/16, 12/24/16)

FILED: 12/13/16
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on 12/17/16, 12/23/16, 12/24/16

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

210 Lost & Found


FOUND: KEYS at Westwood Park in
Redwood City, off of Fernside. Call to
claim (650)714-8893
FOUND: LADIES watch outside Safeway Millbrae 11/10/14 call Matt,
(415)378-3634
LOST - MY COLLAPSIBLE music stand,
clip lights, and music in black bags were
taken from my car in Foster City and may
have been thrown out by disappointed
thieves. Please call (650)704-3595
LOST - Womans diamond ring. Lost
12/18. Broadway, Redwood City.
REWARD! (650)339-2410

NOTICE OF PETITION TO
ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
Dennis Avalos
Case Number: 16PRO00594
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Dennis Avalos. A Petition
for Probate has been filed by Elizabeth
Avalos in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition
for Probate requests that Elizabeth Avalos be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to
administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.
(This authority will allow the personal
representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be
required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or
consented to the proposed action.) The
independent administration authority will
be granted unless an interested person
files an objection to the petition and
shows good cause why the court should
not grant the authority.
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: JAN 17 2017 at
9:00 a.m., Department 28, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. If you object to the granting of the
petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the
Calilfornia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under sectioin
9052 of the Callifornia Probate
Code.Other California statutes and legal
authority may affect your rights as a
creditor. You may want to consult with an
attorney knowledgable in California law.
You may examine the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court a
Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Marisa C. Nelson,
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley PC
1001 Marshall Street, Suite 500,
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063-2502
Phone (650)780-1633

LEGAL NOTICES

Fictitious Business Name Statements,


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

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290


Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com

LOST CAT Our Felicity, weighs 7 lbs,


she has a white nose, mouth, chin, all
four legs, chest stomach, around her
neck. Black mask/ears, back, tail. Nice
REWARD.
Please
email
us
at
joandbill@msn.com or call 650-5768745. She drinks water out of her paws.
LOST CAT. Black and White. Black
patch on right eye. REWARD.
Call (323) 439-7713.
LOST SMALL gray and green Parrot.
Redwood Shores. (650)207-2303.

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

294 Baby Stuff


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

296 Appliances
1960'S AVOCADO Osterizer blender
excellent condition $20.00 (650)5960513
AIR CONDITIONER 10000 BTU w/remote. Slider model fits all windows. LG
brand $199 runs like new. (650)2350898
AIR CONDITIONER, Portable, 14,000
BTU,
Commercial
Cool
model
CPN14XC9, almost like new! All accessories plus remote included.
20 x 16-5/8 x 33-1/2 $345.
(650)345-1835
CHARCOAL GRILL with cover, 24, almost new $25. (650)368-0748
CHEFMATE TOASTER oven, brand
new, bakes, broils, toasts, adjustable
temperature. $25 OBO. (650)580-4763
CIRRUS STEAM mop model SM212B 4
new extra cleaning pads,user manual.
$45. 650-5885487
COLEMAN LXE Roadtrip Grill Red Brand New! (still in box) $100
(650)918-9847

CHILDS BICYCLE in good condition.


$30. 650 355-5189

298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
BILLY DEE Williams autographed Star
Wars action figure: Lando Calrissian,
space smuggler. $35 Steve 650-5186614
LENNOX RED Rose, Unused, hand
painted, porcelain, authenticity papers,
$12.00. (650) 578 9208.
MILLER LITE Neon sign , work good
$59 call 650-218-6528
RENO SILVER LEGACY Casino four
rare memorabilia items, casino key, two
coins, small charm. $95. (650)676-0974
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
(650)701-0276

299 Computers
KOGI 15 inch computer monitor. Model
L5QX. $25. PH(650)592-5864.
RECORDABLE CD-R 74, Sealed, Unopened, original packaging, Samsung, 12X,
(650) 578 9208

300 Toys
3-STORY BARBIE Dollhouse with spiral
staircase and elevator. $60. (650)5588142
ALLOYED LINOTYPE (BNH ~18) for
casting miniature/board-game figurines.
10#, $15.00. (650) 591-4553
LARGE STUFFED ANIMALS - $3 each
Great for Kids (650) 952-3500
STAR WARS one 4 orange card action figure, Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead). $8 Steve 650-518-6614
STAR WARS SDCC Stormtrooper
Commander $29 OBO Dan,
650-303-3568 lv msg

302 Antiques
ANTIQUE BUFFET Cabinet, with 2 large
drawers w/skeleton key, needs refinishing. $700/obo.. ANTIQUE CHINA cabinet, with doors and legs, dark wood..
$500/obo. (650)952-5049
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
(650)387-4002
BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE Victorian
Side Sewing Table, All original. Rosewood. Carved. EXCELLENT CONDITION! $350. (650)815-8999.
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72 x 40 , 3 drawers, Display case, bevelled glass, $500. (650)766-3024
OLD VINTAGE Wooden Sea Captains
Tool Chest 35 x 16 x 16, $65
(650)591-3313
STORE FRONT display cabinet, From
1930, marble base. 72 long x 40 tallx
21 deep. Asking $500. (650)341-1306

303 Electronics

JACK LALANE'S power juicer. $40.


Call 650 364-1243. Leave message.

46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great


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

NSA AIR PurifierGood Condition Paid


$190Yours for $20. (510)363 4865

60 GIG Ipod, Does not work.


Battery/hard drive not working. $25.
(650)208-5758

TOASTER OVEN, Black & Decker, 4Slice, 1200W, Toast, Bake, Broil;
TRO480BS - $12 (650) 952-3500
UPRIGHT VACUUM Cleaner, $10. Call
Ed, (415)298-0645 South San Francisco
WHIRLPOOL WASHER DRYER, GE
Refrigerator all working and in good condition all for $99.00 650-315-3240.

BAZOOKA SPEAKER 20, +10W, never


used $95. (650)992-4544
BLAUPUNKT AM/FM/CD Radio and Receiver with Detachable Face asking
$100. (650)593-4490
BULOVA WINDUP Travel clocks.Vintage. Set of eight. $99. gene (650)4215469
COMPLETE COLOR photo developer
Besler Enlarger, Color Head, trays, photo
tools $50/ 650-921-1996
IPHONE 5 Morphie Juice Pack with
charger, Originally $100, now $85.
(650)766-2679
OPTIMUS H36 ST5800 Tower Speaker
36x10x11 $30. (650)580-6324

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THE DAILY JOURNAL

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle


Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS
1 Its commonly
read by waiters
8 Place to meet
15 1992 Mamet play
16 Cork holder
17 Enterprise
enterprise
18 Theyre usually
kept
19 1976 Sports
Illustrated
Sportswoman of
the Year
awardee
20 E major scale
note
22 Hawthorne cover
image
23 Quiet
24 Ben, to Jerry
27 Truce emblem
source
29 John Pauls
successor
31 Movie
32 Pollutant banned
by Cong. in 1979
34 Sights from la
mer
35 Subjects of family
disputes
38 Erupted
40 Call to a line
41 __-Man
43 Singer Lovato
44 Rene Fleming
et al.
46 Great extent
50 Fed. assistance
program
51 Conniving, with
in
53 Durango
demonstrative
54 __ camera
55 Shares, with out
56 Where to hear a
lot of talk
59 Rayed flowers
61 Bond choice
62 Charlie McCarthy
feature
63 Significant supply
64 Sounded like a
flute duet?
DOWN
1 One facing
charges?
2 Two-part British
academic exam
3 Noted 2013
resignee
4 Opera originally
titled Violetta

5 Doing that right


now!
6 Where there may
be no room
7 Typographical
symbol
8 Modern, in a way
9 Font choice
10 1852 literary villain
11 Turn preceder, in
Texas Hold em
12 Popular store
opening?
13 Periodo de
tiempo
14 NFL stats
21 Small distance
23 Higher than you
might have hoped
24 Phone accessory
banned at Disney
parks
25 Thats __
havent heard
26 Cartoon award
eponym
28 Sinusitis-treating
MD
30 1993 Ethan
Frome star
33 It can get you in
35 Extreme pair
36 Paquete de __:
cerveza
purchase

37 Iceberg topper
39 One of Donalds
pair
42 Pen
45 Tried to make it
home
47 Hip-hop group at
Live Aids 1985
Philadelphia
concert
48 Holts detective
partner in 80s
TV

49 Mouthed off at
52 Minneapolis
suburb
54 Execrate
55 Revealing garb
56 Chicago-based
professional org.
57 Warp, e.g.
58 Board game
spots with nine
sqs. between
them
60 Moviefone owner

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:

303 Electronics

304 Furniture

LEFT-HAND ERGONOMIC keyboard


with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
(650)204-0587

DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condition, nice design, with storage, $45.,
(650)345-1111

MOTOROLA BRAVO MB 520 (android


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

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 5'x4' glass


door / shell / drawers / roller ex $25/BO
(650)992-4544

ONKYO AV Receiver HT-R570 .Digital


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

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER for $50.


Good shape, blonde, about 5' high.
(650)726-4102

ONKYO AV Receiver HT-R570 .Digital


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

FREE: TWO full-size featherbeds. Excellent


condition.
Redwood City
location. 650-503-4170.

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

INFINITY FLOOR speakers H 38" x W


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

PIONEER HOUSE Speakers, pair. 15


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

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


each, (415)346-6038

SAMSUNG FLAT TV 20" ex.co.incl.


VCR ,set up $70. (650)992-4544
SAMSUNG FLAT TV 20" ex.co.incl.
VCR ,set up $70. (650)992-4544
SONY DHG-HDD250 DVR and programable remote.
Record OTA. Clock set issues $99 650595-8855
SONY PROJECTION TV 48" with remote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
TOMTOM GPS U.S. + Canada $25 650595-3933
VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c-430-a
$60. (650)421-5469
VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c-442c $60.
(650)421-5469
VINTAGE G.E. radio, model c1470 $60.
(650)421-5469
VINTAGE ZENITH radio, model L516b
$75. (650)421-5469
Yamaha model CDC 91 - 5 disc CD player. free. tmckay1@sbcglobal.net.

12/24/16

MAHOGANY BOOKCASE 40"W x 15"D


x 41"H. Double doors with lock & key.
$35 650-832-1448
MAHOGANY BOOKCASE 40"W x 15"D
x 41"H. Double doors with lock & key.
$35 650-832-1448
NEW DELUXE Twin Folding Bed, Linens, cover, Cost $618. Sale $250. Must
Sell! (650) 875-8159.
NEW TWIN Mattress set plus frame
$30.00 (650) 347-2356
NICE WOOD table 36"L x19"W x20"H
$30.(415)231-4825.Daly City
NICE WOOD table 36"L x19"W x20"H
$30.(415)231-4825.Daly City
OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
(650)726-6429

5 FOOT resin folding table, still in the


box $20.00 (650)368-0748

OAK SIX SHELF Book Case 6FT 4FT


$55 (650)458-8280

ANTIQUE DINING table for six people


with chairs $99. (650)580-6324

OAK SIX SHELF Book Case 6FT 4FT


$55 (650)458-8280

ANTIQUE MAHOGANY Bookcase. Four


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

OFFICE TABLE, 24"x48" HD. folding


legs each end. 500# capacity. Cost
$130. Sell $60, 650-591-4141
OUTDOOR WOOD SCREEN - new $80
obo Retail $130 (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061

BEIGE SOFA $99. Excellent Condition


(650) 315-2319

RECLINER CHAIR blue tweed clean


good $75 Call 650 583-3515

CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50


OBO (650)345-5644

RECLINING SWIVEL & high-back chair


(Hampton) exc condition $30 (650) 7569516 Daly City.

COAT/HAT STAND, solid wood, for your


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

RECLINING SWIVEL chair almost new


$99 650-766-4858

COMPUTER SWIVEL CHAIR. Padded


Leather. $80. (650) 455-3409

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

COMPUTER TABLE, adjustable height,


chrome legs, 29x48 like new $30 (650)
697-8481

ROCKING CHAIRS solid wood, great


shape asking 30 dollars each. Call
(650)574-4582 Lily

COUCH, CREAM IKEA, great condition,


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

RUMMY ROYAL poker table top $30.00


(650)573-5269

CUSTOM MADE wood sewing storage


cabinet perfect condition $75. (650)4831222

By Matt Skoczen
2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

MAHOGANY BOOKCASE 40"W x 15"D


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

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


(650)726-6429

BAR STOOLS 2 (matching) Wood Cushioned Fair Condition $20 each. (510)363
4865

12/24/16

LOVE SEAT, Upholstered pale yellow


floral $99. (650)574-4021

304 Furniture

ANTIQUE MAHOGANY double bed with


adjustable steelframe $225.00. OBO.
(650)592-4529

xwordeditor@aol.com

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

SHELF RUBBER maid


contract joe 650-573-5269

new $20.00

SOFA & Love seat perfect condition $99


Edie 650 345 8981

DINETTE TABLE with Chrome Legs: 36"


x58" (with one leaf 11 1/2") - $50.
(650)341-5347

TEAK-VENEER COMPUTER desk with


single drawer and stacked shelves. $30
obo. 650-465-2344

DINETTE TABLE, 3 adjustable leaf.$30.


(650) 756-9516.Daly City.

THOMASVILLE BEVELED mirror 22" x


12" $50. Call 650-834-4833

DINING ROOM table Good Condition


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

WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with


upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429

ESPRESSO TABLE 30 square, 40 tall,


$95 (650)375-8021

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


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

THE DAILY JOURNAL

Weekend Dec. 24-25, 2016

304 Furniture

310 Misc. For Sale

317 Building Materials

WOOD FURNITURE- one end table and


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

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

CULTURED MARBLE 2 tone BR vanity


counter top. New toe skin/ scribe. 29 x
19 $300 (408)744-1041

306 Housewares
10 TULIP CHAMPAGNE
FOR $12 (415)990-6134

GLASSES

CHRISTMAS TREE China, Fairfield


Peace on Earth. Complete Set of 12 (48
pieces) $75. 650-493-5026
COMPLETE SET OF CHINA - Windsor
Garden, Noritake. Four place-settings,
20-pieces in original box, never used.
$250 per box
(3 boxes available).
(650)342-5630
NEW
ELECTRIC
$19 650-595-3933

Waxer/Polisher,

PORCELAIN JAPANESE Tea set, Unopened, in wood box, great gift $30.
(650)578-9208.
PRE-LIT 7 ft Christmas tree. Three sections, easy to assemble. $50. 650 349
2963.
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483

308 Tools
ALUMINUM LADDERS 40ft, $99 for two,
Call (650)481-5296
BENCH SAW - 8 INCH includes attached table and accessories $35 (650)3680748
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
CRAFTSMAN JIGSAW 3.9 amp. with
variable speeds $65 (650)359-9269
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL Arm Saw Stand.
In box. $30. (650)245-7517
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL SAW, with cabinet stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)8511045

VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the


Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$30. (650)873-8167
WAGON WHEEL Wooden, original from
Colorado farm. 34x34
Very good
aged condition $200 San Bruno
(650)588-1946
WATER STORAGE TANK, brand new,
275 gallons. 48" x 46" x 39" $250. 650771-6324

311 Musical Instruments


BALDWIN GRAND PIANO, 6 foot, excellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
(510)784-2598
EXCELLENT VIOLIN, previously owned,
first violinist SF Symphony, Mellow
sound. Dated 1894. $5,500/best offer.
(415)751-2416
FENDER BASS amp 25 watt. electrical
issue box and speaker very good
$45. (650)367-8146
GULBRANSEN BABY GRAND PIANO Appraised @ $5450., want $1800 obo,
(650)343-4461
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. private owner, (650)349-1172

379 Open Houses

SHUTTERS 2 wooden shutters 32x72


like new $50.00 ea.call 650 368-7891
WHITE DOUBLE pane window for $29
or Best offer. Call Halim @ (650) 6785133.

318 Sports Equipment


15 SF Giants Posters -- Barry Bonds,
Jeff Kent, JT Snow. 6' x 2.5' Unused. $4
each. $35 all. (650)588-1946 San Bruno
BRIDGESTONE WHOPPER Golf Club
#1 Driver Fair Condition Paid $295 Yours
for $20. (510)363 4865
BUSHNELL NEO XS Golf Watch with
charger. Mint condition. 30,000+ golf
courses. $50. Jeff 650-208-5758
CHILDS KICK scooter by razor with helmet $25 obo (650)591-6842
FITNESS STEPPER compact
(12"x16") Hardly used! $50. Call
650-766-3024

sized

GOLF CLUBS {13}, Bag, & Pull Cart all-$90.00 (650)341-8342


GOLF CLUBS, new, Warrior woods
3/15 degree 5/21 degree 7/24 degree
$15 ea (650)349-0430
Golf Clubs, used set with Cart for $50.
(650)593-4490
IGLOO BLUE 38-Quart Wheelie Cool
Cooler/Ice Chest $14 650-952-3500

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

KAYAK 12' sit on top 2 storage compartments baby blue must see $99.00 john
650- 483-8152

LEXICON LAMBDA cubase LE $60.00


call Patter (650)367-8146

LADIES MCGREGOR Golf Clubs


Right handed with covers and pull cart
$150 o.b.o. (650)344-3104

MONARCH UPRIGHT player piano $99


(650) 583-4549
PIANO, UPRIGHT, in excellent condition. Asking $345. (650)366-4769

MEN'S ROSSIGNOL Skis.


good condition, 650-341-0282.

$95.00,

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

NEW WEIGH bench With 200lbs, plus


free weights. $50. 510-943-9221.San
Mateo.

CRAFTSMEN 3 saw blades $20. new.


(650)573-5269

YAMAHA PIANO, Upright, Model M-305,


$750. Call (650)572-2337

POWER PLUS Exercise Machine


(650)368-3037

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

312 Pets & Animals

DYNAGLOPRO
HEATER.
Phone: 650-591-8062

$40.00

PAINTING TOOLS - hooks, stirrups 110


ropes, poles, 20 plank, 440 Graco Spary
Machine, $500, Asking (650)-483-8048
ROUTER TABLE ryobi $ 99. like new
650-573-5269
SHOPSMITH MARK V 50th Anniversary
most
attachments.
$1,500/OBO.
(650)504-0585
VINTAGE CRAFTSMAN Jig Saw. Circa
1947. $60. (650)245-7517
VINTAGE SHOPSMITH and BAND
SAW, good shape. $500/obo. Call
(650)342-6993

309 Office Equipment


NEAT RECEIPTS Mobile Scanner new
in box $79, call 650-324-8416
NEW MS Wireless keyboard, $13, 650595-3933

310 Misc. For Sale


"MOTHER-IN-LAW TONGUES" plants,
3 in 5-gal cans. $10.00 each. 650/5937408.

AIRLINE CARRIER for cats, pur. from


Southwest Airlines, $25, 2 available. Call
(505-228-1480) local.
CANARY BIRD cage 24 x 16 for sale.
$40.00 firm. Used, good condition. Call
650-766-3024
ONE KENNEL Cab ll one Pet Taxi animal carriers 26x16. Excellent cond. $60..
650-593-2066
PARROT CAGE, Steel, Large - approx
4 ft by 4 ft, Excellent condition $300 best
offer. (650)245-4084
PET CARRIER, brown ,Very good condition, $15.00 medium zize leave txt or call
650 773-7201

316 Clothes
BLACK DOUBLE breasted suit size 38
excellent condition $25 650-322-9598
BOY SCOUT canvas belt with Boy Scout
Buckle. Vintage. Fair condition. $5.
(650)588-0842
FAUX FUR Coat Woman's brown multi
color in excellent condition 3/4
length $50 650-692-8012
LADIES BOOTS size 8 , 3 pairs different
styles , $20/ pair. call 650-592-2648

500-600 BIG Band-era 78's--most mint,


no sleeves--$50 for all--650-574-5459

LADIES SEQUIN dress, blue, size XL,


pure silk lining, $40.00, (650) 578-9208

8 TRACKS, billy Joel, Zeppelin, Eagles


,Commodores, more.40 @ $4 each , call
650-393-9908

LEATHER JACKET, New Black Italian


style, size M Ladies $45 (650) 875-1708

CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5 Oregon pine,


1225 tips, hooked construction with
stand. Used once. $49. (415)650-6407
CIAO SMALL Black Duffel Carry-on,
Overnight or Tote bag with shoulder
strap, $15 650-952-3500

MAN'S BLACK leather jacket, size 40,


like new. $85.00 (650)593-1780
MEN'S STETSON hat, size large, new,
rim, solid black, large, great gift. $40
(650) 578-9208

good

NEW JOCKEY Men's Classic Crew


white tshirts (L) 3pk $15/each (5 available) 650.952.3466

GAME "BEAT THE EXPERTS" never


used $8., (408)249-3858

NEW WITH tags Wool or cotton Men's


pullover
sweaters
(XL)
$15/each
(650)952-3466

ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITER,
condition $50 (650)878-9542

INCUBATOR, $99, (650)678-5133


LIONEL CHRISTMAS Boxcars 2005,
2006, 2007 New OB $90 lot 650-3687537
LIONEL CHRISTMAS Holiday expansion Set. New OB $99 650-368-7537
LIONEL WESTERN Union Pass car and
dining car. New OB $99 650-368-7537
RMT CHRISTMAS Diesel train and Caboose. Rare. New OB $99 650-368-7537
SAMSONITE 26" tan hard-sided suit
case, lt. wt., wheels, used once/like new.
$60. 650-328-6709
SILK SAREE 6 yards new nice color.for
$35 only. C all(650)515-2605 for more information.
UNIDEN HARLEY Davidson Gas Tank
phone. $100 or best offer 650-863-8485

PARIS HILTON purse white & silver unused, about 12" long x 9" high $23. 650592-2648
PRADA DAYPACK / Purse, Sturdy black
nylon canvas, like new, made in Italy,
$35 (650)591-6596
SIZE 38 tan gabardine navy officers uniform great condition Perfect for that costume party. Free. 322-9598
SNUG BOOTS, lambskin,
$10, 650-595-3933

size

M,

$99

PRINCE TENNIS 2 section nylon black


Bag with Prince Pro Graphite Racket$55.(650)341-8342
PURSUIT SCOOTER. $99. 650-3482235
SOCCER BALLS - $8.00 each (like new)
4 available. (650)341-5347
TOTAL GYM XLS, excellent condition.
Paid $2,500. Yours for $900. Call
(650)588-0828
TREADMILL BY PRO-FORM. (Hardly
Used). 10% incline, 2.5 HP motor, 300lb
weight capacity. $329 (650)598-9804
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167
VINTAGE NASH Cruisers Mens/ Womens Roller Skates Blue indoor/outdoor sz
6-8. $60 B/O. (650)574-4439
WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
WOMEN'S NORDICA ski boots, size 8
1/2. $50 650-592-2047
YAMAHA ROOF RACK, 58 inches $75.
(650)458-3255

345 Medical Equipment


BATH CHAIR LIFT. Peterman battery
operated bath chair lift. Stainless steel
frame. Accepts up to 350lbs. Easily inserted I/O tub.$250 OBO.
(650) 739-6489.

Garage Sales

GARAGE SALES
ESTATE SALES
Make money, make room!

List your upcoming


garage sale,
moving sale,
estate sale,
yard sale,
rummage sale,
clearance sale, or
whatever sale you
have...

VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new


beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622

Reach over 83,450 readers


from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.

VINTAGE 1970S Grecian made dress,


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

Call (650)344-5200

WILSON'S LG Green Suede Jacket


$50.00 (650)367-1508

OPEN HOUSE
LISTINGS
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 83,450
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.

635 Vans

670 Auto Parts

CHEVROLET 06 Mini VAN, new radiator, tires and brakes. Needs head gasket.
$1,200. (650)481-5296

NEW CONTINENTAL Temporary tire


mounted on 5 lug rim Size T125/70/R1798M $100. (650)483-1222

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
89 GOLD WING. 1500 CC. 39K miles.
Call Joe 650-578-8357
ALPINE STAR motocross boots Tech 8s
size 14 good cond. $75. (650)345-5642
ATV MOTORCYCLE Lift $50.00
Patter (650)367-8146

call

BMW 03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call


650-995-0003

Call (650)344-5200

MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAGS, with


mounting hardware and other parts $35.
Call (650)670-2888

470 Rooms

16 FT SEA RAY. I/B. $1,200. Needs Upholstery. Call 650-898-5732.

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

2003 P-15 West Wight Potter sailboat,


excellend
condition.
$7,200.
Call
(650)347-2559

645 Boats

620 Automobiles
02 CHEVY Trailblazer, 200k miles,
$2,600. (650)302-5523
1996 SUBARU LEGACY WAGON
143K miles. Runs great! Clean.
Extra tires. $2500. (650) 303-1176.

Dont lose money


on a trade-in or
consignment!
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journals
Auto Classifieds.

650 RVs
RV - 2013 WINNEBAGO ITASCA Navion, 25 with sideout. 4000 miles. Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis,. diesel,
loaded, like new! $85,500.
Call (650)726-8623 or (650)619-9672.

670 Auto Service

AA SMOG

Complete Repair & Service


$24.75 plus certificate fee
(most cars)

869 California Drive .


Burlingame

(650) 340-0492

Just $45
Well run it
til you sell it!

LUXURATI AUTO REPAIR

Reach 83,450 drivers


from South SF to
Palo Alto

Burlingame & San Mateo Locations

Call (650)344-5200
ads@smdailyjournal.com

BMW 07 X-5, One Owner, Excel. Condition Sports package 3rd row seats reduced $19,995 obo Call (650)520-4650
CADILLAC 02 Deville, 8 cylinder, perfect condition, like new, cashmere outside white inside 4787 miles $13,000.
(415)850-2370
CADILLAC 99 DeVille Concours,
98,500 miles, $3,500 or best offer.
(650)270-6637
CHEVY 10 HHR . 68K. EXCELLENT
CONDITION. $8888. (650)274-8284.
CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
(408)807-6529.
DODGE
99 Van, Good Condition,
$5,500, childs play three, call
(650)481-5296

GOT AN OLDER
CAR, BOAT, OR RV?
Do the humane thing.
Donate it to the
Humane Society.
Call 1- 800-943-8412

JAGUAR 94 XJ6, very clean, 110K


miles, $4,200. (650)302-5523

MAZDA 12 CX-7 SUV Excellent condition One owner Fully loaded Low
miles reduced $18,995 obo (650)5204650
TOYOTA 06 Prius, 149K, clean. $6,500
(650)302-5523

625 Classic Cars


1955 CHEVY BEL AIR 2 door, Standard
Transmission V8 Motor, non-op $22,000
obo. (650)952-4036.
86 CHEVY CORVETTE. Automatic.
93,000 miles. Sports Package.$6,800
obo. (650) 952-4036.
CORVETTE 69 STINGRAY 327, Horsespeed SPS, 50.000 miles. $18,500.
(650)481-5296.
FORD 64 Falcon. 4DR Sedan. 6 cyl.
auto/trans $3,500.00. (650) 570-5780.

630 Trucks & SUVs


LINCOLN 02 Navigator, excellent condition. Runs great! Must sell! $4,500/obo.
(650)342-4227.

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Smog Check
Repair Services
Collision and Body Work

(650) 340-0026

SEE OUR AD FOR DISCOUNTS!

670 Auto Parts


BRIDGESTONE TURANZA RFT (Run
Flat) 205/55/16 EL42 used 70% left $80.
(650)483-1222
BRIDGESTONE TURANZA RFT (Run
Flat) 205/55/16 EL 42 All Season Like
New $100. (650)483-1222
FIRESTONE TIRES 215/70/R16 good
condition $50. (650) 504-6057
GOODYEAR TIRE P245/70R-15 Like
New, really $55. (650) 637-9791

SHOP MANUALS for GM Suv's


Year 2002 all for $40 (650)948-0912

680 Autos Wanted


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

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Cabinetry

Construction

Housecleaning

CALEDONIAN
MASONRY INC

CONSUELOS HOUSE
CLEANING

Landscape Design!
We can design your
outdoor living
experience.
*BBQs *Pizza Ovens
*Patios *Flagstone
*Concrete/Foundation
Call For Free Estimate:

(650) 525-9154

Hauling

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

Free Estimates, 15% off First Visit

(650)219-4066

Tree Service

MEYER
PLUMBING
SUPPLY

Hillside Tree

Toilets, Sinks, Vanities,


Faucets, Water heaters,
Whirlpools and more!
Wholesale Pricing &
Closeout Specials.

Lic#1211534

PENINSULA
CLEANING

2030 S Delaware St
San Mateo

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERICAL

BONDED
FREE ESTIMATES

1-800-344-7771

Cleaning

Plumbing

650-350-1960

Handy Help

Roofing

AAA HANDYMAN & MORE

REED
ROOFERS

Since 1985

Repairs* Remodeling* Painting


Carpentry* Plumbing* Electrical

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

(650) 453-3002

Serving the entire Bay Area


Residential & Commercial

DISCOUNT HANDYMAN
& PLUMBING

Call for Free Estimate

Lic: #468963

Service

LOCALLY OWNED
Family Owned Since 2000
Trimming

Pruning

Shaping
Large

Removal
Grinding

Stump

Free
Estimates
Mention

The Daily Journal


to get 10% off
for new customers
Call Luis (650) 704-9635
Window Washing

License #931457

(650) 591-8291

Kitchen/Bathroom Remodeling,
Tile Installation,
Door & Window Installation
Priced for You! Free Estimates

(650)296-0568

Free Estimates

Lic.#834170

HONEST HANDYMAN

Concrete
AAA CONCRETE DESIGN
*Stamps *Color *Driveways
*Patios *Masonry
*Flagstone *Retaining Walls
*Block walls *Landscaping

Free Estimates

(650)533-0187
Lic# 947476

Rambo
Concrete
Works

THE VILLAGE
CONTRACTOR

Licensed General and


Painting Contractor
Int/Ext Painting Carpentry
Sheetrock, Dryrot & Stucco Repairs
Lic#979435
CALL FOR GREAT RATES!

TOM (650) 834-2365


Licensed Bonded & Insured
License#752250 Since 1985

T.M. CONCRETE

Lic: #1017155
*Foundation*Stamp Concrete
*Exposed Aggragate *Retaining Walls
*Bricks *Pavers *Driveways
*Flagstones
Free Estimates

David: (650) 642-1614

Construction

(650)740-8602

Specializing in any size project

Decks & Fences

Retired Licensed Contractor

JR MORALES FENCES
Fences, decks, arbors,
Post Repairs
Retaining walls, Concrete
Works, French Drains, Siding

FREE ESTIMATES
(650)346-7582
(650)347-5316

Painting Electrical
Carpentry Dry Rot
40 Yrs. Experience

650-201-6854
Hauling
AAA RATED!

morales12120@yahoo.com

INDEPENDENT
HAULERS

MARSH FENCE
& DECK CO.

$40 & UP
HAUL

State License #377047


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

Electricians

ALL ELECTRICAL
SERVICE

650-322-9288

for all your electrical needs


ELECTRIC SERVICE GROUP

Gardening

LAWN MAINTENANCE
Drought Tolerant Planting
Drip Systems, Rock Gardens
Pressure Washing,
and lots more!

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

STEVES
GARDEN SERVICE

Weeding, clean-up pruning,


planting, mowing, blowing.

Detail oriented
Free estimates

(650)369-9524
sblair1027@gmail.com

Notices

SENIOR HANDYMAN

(650)701-6072

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

Since 1988/Licensed & Insured


Monthly Specials
Fast, Dependable Service

Landscaping

SEASONAL LAWN

MAINTENANCE
Drought Tolerant Planting
Drip Systems, Rock Gardens
Pressure Washing,
and lots more!

Free Estimates
A+ BBB Rating

(650)341-7482
Painting

CHAINEY HAULING
Junk & Debris Clean Up

Furniture / Appliance / Disposal


Tree / Bush / Dirt / Concrete Demo

JON LA MOTTE

PAINTING

Starting at $40 & Up


www.chaineyhauling.com
Free Estimates
(650)207-6592

Interior & Exterior


Quality Work, Reasonable
Rates, Free Estimates

CHEAP
HAULING!

MICHAELS
PAINTING

Light moving!
Haul Debris!
650-583-6700

(650)368-8861
Lic #514269

Serving the Peninsula


since 1989

(650) 574-0203
lic#628633

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

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Caregiver

Computer

Dental Services

Health & Medical

Legal Services

Real Estate Loans

CALIFORNIA
MENTOR

COMPUTER
PROBLEMS?

MAGNOLIA
DENTAL

DENTURES
IN A DAY!

DOCUMENTS PLUS

LEGAL

Only $1,395 per set

650-263-4703

650-419-9674

150 N. San Mateo Drive

Roos Dental Care


Redwood City

Non-Attorney document
preparation: Divorce,
Pre-Nup, Adoption, Living Trust,
Conservatorship, Probate,
Notary Public. Response to
Lawsuits: Credit Card
Issues, Breach of Contract

REFINANCE
HARD MONEY
AT LOWER RATE

Charities

Food

EYE EXAMINATIONS

Jeri Blatt, LDA #11

DON'T NEED IT?


Donate it!
Free Pick-Ups

PANCHO VILLA
TAQUERIA

seeks individuals to support


adults with special needs.
Receive up to $3,000/month
for your spare bedroom.
Rachel (650) 389-5787

CARE INDEED
890 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park

(650) 328-1001
Cemetery

LASTING
IMPRESSIONS
ARE OUR FIRST
PRIORITY
Cypress Lawn
1370 El Camino Real
Colma
(650)755-0580
www.cypresslawn.com
Clothing
IF YOU are in need of
clothing alterations, call
Shafia at
(650) 276-9120.

Viruses, lost data, hardware or


software issues? Contact Geeks
On Site! 24/7 Service. Friendly
Repair Experts. Macs and PCs
Call for FREE diagnosis.
1-800-715-9068

Furniture, Appliances,
Cabinets etc.
Tax Receipts provided.

Habitat for Humanity


(650)847-4000

Dental Services
COMPLETE IMPLANT
Dentistry Under One Roof
Same day treatment

Because Flavor Still Matters


365 B Street
San Mateo
(650) 343-4123

I - SMILE

Implant & Orthodontict Center


1702 Miramonte Ave. Suite B
Mountain View

Exceptional.
Reliable. Innovative
650-282-5555

579-7774
1159 Broadway
Burlingame
Dr. Andrew Soss
OD, FAAO
www.Dr-AndrewSoss.net

Insurance

THE CAKERY

A touch of Europe

1308 Burlingame Ave


Burlingame
650 344-1006
www.burlingamecakery.com
Find us on Facebook

Health & Medical

DENTAL
IMPLANTS

Save $500 on
Implant Abutment &
Crown Package.
Call Millbrae Dental
for details
650-583-5880

Registered & Bonded

(650)574-2087

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

Marketing

www.smpanchovilla.com

Evening & Saturday appts available


Peninsula Dental Implant Center
1201 St Francisco Way, San Carlos
650.232.7650

(in most cases)

AFFORDABLE

HEALTH INSURANCE
OPEN ENROLLMENT

Eric L. Barrett,

CLU, RHU, REBC, CLTC, LUTCF


President
Barrett Insurance Services
ericlawrencebarrett@gmail.com
(650)619-0370
CA. Insurance License #0737226

GROW

YOUR SMALL BUSINESS


Get free help from
The Growth Coach
Go to
www.buildandbalance.com
Sign up for the free newsletter

DIRECT PRIVATE LENDER


ALL CREDIT ACCEPTED
Since 1979

WACHTER

INVESTMENTS, INC.

348-7191
Real Estate Broker
CA BRE#746683
NMLS #348288

Real Estate Services


*SALES * LEASING
* PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Sales: 1.49% commission
Property Management: 4% fee
Personalized service

Peninsula Prime Realty


650-591-0119

info@peninsulaprimerealty.com

Massage Therapy

Travel

BEST ASIAN
BODY MASSAGE
$45/hr
Call (650) 787-9969

FIGONE TRAVEL
GROUP

Free Parking Behind Building


Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm
Wknds-Holidays. Call Ahead.

1838 El Camino #103,


Burlingame

(650) 595-7750

www.cruisemarketplace.com
Cruises Land & Family vacations
Personalized & Experienced
Family Owned & Operated
Since 1939
1495 Laurel St. SAN CARLOS
CST#100209-10

Grace Lutheran Church


2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
650-345-9082
Advent + Christmas + Epiphany
Schedule of Services 2016-2017
Third Sunday in Advent December 11
Martins Service 9:00 a.m.

Mid-week Advent Services Wednesday, December 14


Jr. Kindergarten 8th grade will confess the faith through song.
Evening Prayer 7:00 p.m.

Fourth Sunday in Advent December 18


Divine Service 9:00 p.m.

Mid-week Advent Services Wednesday, December 21


Evening Prayer 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24


Lessons and Carols 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Day Sunday, December 25


The Nativity of our Lord-Divine Service 10:45 a.m.

New Years Eve Saturday, December 31


Service of Corporate Confession and Holy Absolution 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Divine Service 9:00 a.m.

Epiphany Friday, January 6


Service 7:00 p.m.
**Regular worship services are held each Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
*Midweeekm Chapel is held on Wednesdaysat 8:35 a.m.
throughout the school year.

www.gracelutheransanmateo.org

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