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Wednesday April 26, 2017 XVII, Edition 216

County to further study affordable housing support

Board of Supervisors postpone decision on Measure K sales tax expenditures

By Samantha Weigel


With a range of competing demands for a piece of Measure K’s nearly $82 million annual pie, county officials decided to con- tinue researching options for how much it can set aside to address the regional housing crisis.

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors gathered Tuesday in the ongo- ing effort to lay out a funding plan for the countywide sales tax revenue and how much it can use to help low-income residents afford the area’s high cost of housing. The board was presented with two options on how it could spend either $40 million or $47.5 million over the next two years. But

as each would require various cutbacks to other programs such as information tech- nology, transit and district-specific funds, supervisors again postponed a decision in lieu of further study. Board President Don Horsley and Vice President Dave Pine formed a subcommittee and will continue working with staff to evaluate options on how the county might

be able to tighten its purse strings. The board was met two weeks ago by dozens of housing advocates who urged them to set aside more than the $15 million a year as initially proposed. The board agreed and Pine noted the Yes on Measure K campaign relied on money

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San Carlos’first delivery robot journeyed less than a quarter mile from Laurel Street’s SusieCakes,where Alicia Haynie loaded it with fresh cupcakes, to City Hall where the treats were picked up by Martin Romo and Brian Cary. Created by Starship Technologies, the robots have been generating buzz in Redwood City and San Carlos, where they launched Tuesday.

San Carlos welcomes robots to the pedestrian landscape

Starship Technologies delivery robots get their launch on Laurel Street

By Anna Schuessler


Ambling over uneven sidewalks, climbing over curbs and pausing at intersections, Starship Technologies’ squat, white delivery robots bear a striking resemblance to the way care-

ful pedestrians might navigate the streets of Peninsula cities.

And though the company that creat- ed the robots estimates they have met five million pedestrians as they ferry food deliveries in cities across the globe, they are set to meet hundreds more Peninsula residents as they hit

the streets of downtown San Carlos. A robot carrying four SusieCakes cupcakes from the bakery’s Laurel Street storefront to city staff members at San Carlos City Hall marked the city’s first official delivery Tuesday. Martin Romo, one of the city’s eco-

See ROBOTS, Page 20

Sanctuary citieswon’t lose funds

Judge blocks portion of Trump’s attempt to withhold federal money

By Sudhin Thanawala


federal money By Sudhin Thanawala THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Donald Trump SAN FRANCISCO — Afederal judge on

Donald Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Afederal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not coop- erate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spend-

ing. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction in two lawsuits — one brought by the city of San Francisco, the other by Santa Clara County — against an executive order targeting communities that protect immi-

grants from deportation. The injunction will stay in place while the lawsuits work their way through court. The judge rejected the administration’s argument that the

See FUNDS, Page 23

South San Francisco officials envision a new civic center

Public safety,library and recreation facility funded by sales tax begins to take shape

By Austin Walsh


South San Francisco officials continue laying the ground- work for a new civic center which they hope to begin build- ing next year with money generated from a recently passed tax measure. The South San Francisco City Council will discuss Wednesday, April 26, visions for the campus proposed to include new fire and police stations, plus a library as well as a parks and recreation facility. The development expected to cost roughly $150 million

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as well as a parks and recreation facility. The development expected to cost roughly $150 million
as well as a parks and recreation facility. The development expected to cost roughly $150 million
as well as a parks and recreation facility. The development expected to cost roughly $150 million
as well as a parks and recreation facility. The development expected to cost roughly $150 million

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Thought for the Day

“Friends may come and go,but enemies accumulate.”

— Dr.Thomas F.Jones,Jr.,American college official

This Day in History

According to a widely accepted account from the American Revolutionary War, 16-year-old

Sybil Ludington, the eldest child of Col. Henry Ludington, a militia com- mander in Dutchess County, New York, rode her horse into the night to alert her father’s men of the approach of British regular troops who were sacking Danbury, Connecticut. In 1607 , English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Virginia, on an expedition to establish the first per- manent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere. In 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Port Royal, Virginia, and killed. In 1913, Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old worker at a Georgia pencil factory, was strangled; Leo Frank, the factory superin- tendent, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to death. (Frank’s death sentence was commuted, but he was lynched by an anti-Semitic mob in 1915.) In 1923, Britain’s Prince Albert, Duke of York (the future King George VI), married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey. In 1937, German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed vary from the hundreds to the thousands. In 1945, Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France’s Vichy government during World War II, was arrested. In 1952, the destroyer-minesweeper USS Hobson sank in the central Atlantic after colliding with the aircraft carrier USS Wasp with the loss of 176 crew members.


carrier USS Wasp with the loss of 176 crew members. 1777 Actor Jet Li is 54.

Actor Jet Li is 54.


loss of 176 crew members. 1777 Actor Jet Li is 54. Birthdays Actor-comedian Kevin James is

Actor-comedian Kevin James is 52.

Jet Li is 54. Birthdays Actor-comedian Kevin James is 52. Actor Channing Tatum is 37. Architect

Actor Channing Tatum is 37.

Architect I.M. Pei is 100. Movie composer Francis Lai is 85. Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 84. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maurice Williams is 79. Songwriter-musician Duane Eddy is 79. Singer Bobby Rydell is 75. Rock musician Gary Wright is 74. Actress Nancy Lenehan is 64. Actor Giancarlo Esposito is 59. Rock musician Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) is 57. Actress Joan Chen is 56. Rock musician Chris Mars is 56. Actor-singer Michael Damian is 55. Rock musician Jimmy Stafford (Train) is 53. Record company executive Jeff Huskins is 51. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is 51. Actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste is 50. Country musician Joe Caverlee (Yankee Grey) is 49. Rapper T-Boz (TLC) is 47. First lady Melania Trump is 47. Actress Shondrella Avery is 46. Country musician Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) is 46. Country musician Michael Jeffers (Pinmonkey) is 45. Rock musician Jose Pasillas (Incubus) is 41. Actor Jason Earles is 40. Actor Leonard Earl Howze is 40. Actor Tom Welling is 40. Actor Pablo Schreiber is 39. Actor Nyambi Nyambi is 38. Actress Jordana Brewster is 37. Actress Stana Katic is 37.

Actress Jordana Brewster is 37. Actress Stana Katic is 37. REUTERS A man views the exhibit



man views the exhibit ‘Infinity Mirrored Room — The Souls of a Million Light Years Away’ by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama


the Hirshhorn Museum.

World’s last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

NAIROBI, Kenya — The world’s last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. “I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me,” the rhino’s profile says. “I perform well under pressure.” The campaign called “The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World,” by a Kenyan wildlife conservancy and the dating app, focuses on the rhino named Sudan. The 43-year-old and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age. Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the app aim to raise $9 million for research into breeding methods, including in- vitro fertilization, in an effort to save the species from extinction. “We partnered with Ol Pejeta conser- vancy to give the most eligible bache- lor in the world a chance to meet his match,” said Matt David, head of com- munications and marketing at Tinder. “We are optimistic given Sudan’s pro- file will be seen on Tinder in 190 coun- tries and over 40 languages.” The conservancy’s website had crashed by Tuesday evening. Sudan lives at the conservancy, pro- tected by guards around the clock, with

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the two females, Najin and Fatu. “The plight that currently faces the northern white rhinos is a signal to the impact that humankind is having on many thousands of other species across the planet,” said Richard Vigne, the conservancy’s chief executive offi- cer. “Ultimately, the aim will be to reintroduce a viable population of northern white rhino back into the wild, which is where their true value will be realized.”

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can’t grasp it

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees “Solarfri” posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means “when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather.” The people of this rugged North Atlantic island settled by Norsemen some 1,100 years ago have a unique dialect of Old Norse that has adapted to life at the edge of the Artic. Hundslappadrifa, for example, means “heavy snowfall with large flakes occurring in calm wind.” But the revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English, both for mass tourism and in the voice-con- trolled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue.

Linguistics experts, studying the future of a language spoken by fewer than 400,000 people in an increasing- ly globalized world, wonder if this is the beginning of the end for the Icelandic tongue. Former President Vigdis Finnbogadottir told the Associated Press that Iceland must take steps to protect its language. She is particular- ly concerned that programs be devel- oped so the language can be easily used in digital technology. “Otherwise, Icelandic will end in the Latin bin,” she warned. Teachers are already sensing a change among students in the scope of their Icelandic vocabulary and reading comprehension. Anna Jonsdottir, a teaching consult- ant, said she often hears teenagers speak English among themselves when she visits schools in Reykjavik, the capital. She said 15-year-old students are no longer assigned a volume from the Sagas of Icelanders, the medieval liter- ature chronicling the early settlers of Iceland. Icelanders have long prided themselves of being able to fluently read the epic tales originally penned on calfskin. Most high schools are also waiting until senior year to read author Halldor Laxness, the 1955 winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, who rests in a small cemetery near his farm in West Iceland.

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Wednesday April 26, 2017


Audit: University of California hid $175 million in secret fund

By Daisy Nguyen


SAN FRANCISCO — University of California administrators hid $175 million from the public, its governing board and lawmakers in a secret reserve fund even as the UC raised tuition and asked the state for more funding, the state auditor said in a scathing report released Tuesday. Auditor Elaine Howle said the office of UC President Janet Napolitano also over- charged the system’s 10 campuses to fund its operations, paid its employees signifi- cantly more than state employees and inter- fered in the auditing process. “Taken as a whole, these problems indi- cate that significant change is necessary to strengthen the public’s trust in the University of California,” Howle wrote in the report. The audit found that over the course of four years, the UC’s central bureaucracy amassed more than $175 million in reserve funds by

spending significantly less than it budgeted for and asking for increases in future funding based on its previous years’ over- estimated budgets rather than its actual expendi- tures. “In effect, the Office of the President received more funds than it needed

each year, and it amassed millions of dollars in reserves that it spent with little or no oversight,” the report said. Napolitano denies the audit’s claim and said it unfairly mischaracterizes her office’s budget processes and practices. She said much of the $175 million Howle identified is already committed to sys- temwide university programs ranging from

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Wednesday April 26, 2017


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Turkey visits South City police station

An unusual visitor paid a visit to South San Francisco police Tuesday morning: a wayward turkey. The turkey showed up in the police station garage, according to Twitter and Facebook posts by the Police Department displaying a photo of the errant bird perched atop a black and white police car. “Aside from marking its territory on some of the vehi- cles, the turkey seems more interested in joining the K9 unit,” reads the post on the department’s Facebook page. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been notified “so the turkey will soon have proper care and environment,” police said in the Facebook post.

Fire district earns ‘very good’ fire rating

A Bay Area fire district recently earned a Class 2 fire rat- ing, which is considered very good and affects the cost of homeowner and business insurance, fire officials said. A review of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District began six months ago and the fire board accepted the results of the review last week. The rating is a measure of the fire department’s ability to put out fires. Fire ratings range from one, which is excellent, to 10, according to fire officials. The ratings are prepared by the Insurance Services Office, which grades 46,042 fire agencies every four years. Nationwide, 241 agencies have a Class 1 rating while 1,324 have a Class 2 rating. That puts the Menlo Park Fire Protection District among the top 4 percent of all fire agencies in the country. Most insurers use the rating for underwriting and calcu- lating premiums for home and business insurance. Menlo Park fire officials said the district can improve its rating by improving dispatch protocols, the locations of ladder trucks, staffing, training records, pre-fire plan- ning, code enforcement and investigator certifications. Improving inspections of fire hydrants and improving the water supply could also improve the rating. The Menlo Park Fire Protection District serves Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, unincorporated areas of San Mateo County and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The rating helps the fire district evaluate its readiness, preparedness, planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment and training.

Two residential burglaries in San Bruno

There were two residential burglaries Monday in San Bruno, one on the 2700 block of Fleetwood Drive, the other on the 2400 block of Bennington Drive, according to police. Both involved someone entering through a rear window with the Fleetwood Drive incident taking place between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. with electronics and personal proper- ty stolen, and the other between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. with electronics and firearms stolen, according to police. Police remind everyone that stored firearms should be in a large safe, secured to the floor and that firearms hid- den in the home or placed in drawers should not be con- sidered secure. San Bruno police Investigative Services Section is investigating these crimes. Anyone with any informa- tion pertaining to this investigation is urged to contact the San Bruno Police Department at (650) 616-7100 or Information regarding this case can be left anonymously.

San Francisco officials examine response to power outage

San Francisco officials say a major power outage Friday that snarled city traffic and services for much of the day has raised concerns about the integrity of PG&E’s aging infrastructure and the city’s emergency preparations. A joint letter sent to PG&E CEO Geisha Williams Monday by City Administrator Naomi Kelly, Emergency Management Chief Anne Kronenberg and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White asked the utility for more informa- tion about the condition of its infrastructure and the sta- tus of plans to make repairs and upgrades. The outage, which affected around 88,000 customers, 21 schools and over 300 traffic lights, shut down the Montgomery BART Station and left some hospitals oper- ating on emergency power backup systems. Emergency service providers said they responded to more than 100 calls in about two hours after the outage, including 20 different reports of people trapped in eleva- tors. The outage was caused by a fire at PG&E’s Larkin Street Substation, which city officials said was known to be vulnerable due to aging infrastructure.

said was known to be vulnerable due to aging infrastructure. Judge intends to permit high-speed rail

Judge intends to permit high-speed rail funding

By Don Thompson


SACRAMENTO — A judge said Tuesday that he intends to reject the latest court challenge to California’s $64 billion high-speed rail project, ruling that recent changes fall within what voters approved in 2008. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei said in a tenta- tive order that he expects to dismiss the lawsuit by Kings County and other opponents targeting the plan to eventually link Los Angeles and San Francisco with a bullet train. Cadei plans a hearing on Wednesday before making a final decision. The California High-Speed Rail Authority has won a series of legal battles, allowing the project to con- tinue moving forward even though long-term funding remains uncertain. The opponents’ lawsuit aims to block the state from spending about

“The voters were informed that the bond funds

may be used for a broad array of purposes

The stated

goal remains the construction of a high-speed train system.”

— Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei

$1.25 billion raised from bonds sold last week. The lawsuit challenges AB1889, which was signed into law last year by high-speed rail proponent Gov. Jerry Brown. It changed previous laws to allow money from high-speed rail bonds to be spent on the electrifica- tion of 55 miles of track from south of San Jose to San Francisco. The lawsuit says the change is beyond what California voters approved in 2008 when they agreed to nearly $10 billion in high-speed rail funding. Opponents argue that only voters can make the change. “The voters were informed that the bond funds may be used for a broad array of purposes,” Cadei wrote. “The

stated goal remains the construction of a high-speed train system.” Attorney Stuart Flashman said he will argue Wednesday that Cadei misin- terpreted opponents’ legal argument. “Basically he threw the case out,” said Flashman, who sued on behalf of Kings County, the town of Atherton and several residents and organiza- tions. “We think this is about what the Legislature did. We think that what they did in enacting AB1889 was unconstitutional.” Lawmakers and the California High- Speed Rail Authority said the bill was merely clarifying legislation that authorized $1.1 billion for transit improvements at both ends of the high-speed rail project.

California water chief: Oroville emergency spillway worked

SACRAMENTO — The head of California’s water agency on Tuesday repeated his assertion that an emer- gency spillway at the Oroville Dam worked, drawing an incredulous response from a state lawmaker who represents tens of thousands of people ordered to evacuate when it was feared erosion at the spillway could lead to catastrophic flooding. Bill Croyle, acting director of the

Department of Water Resources, faced lawmakers for the first time since the evacuations in February. Authorities feared a concrete wall at the top of the emergency spillway was on the verge of collapsing and send- ing a wall of water rushing uncon- trolled through downstream communi- ties.

Gun rights group begins challenge of new California laws

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California gun laws prompted by the San Bernardino terror attack has been lodged by a state affiliate of the National Rifle Association. A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Santa Ana by the California Rifle and Pistol Association chal- lenges a prohibition on the sale of semi-automatic rifles equipped with so-called bullet buttons that allow quick removal and replacement of ammunition magazines.

Obituary Delores Anne Sinclear (Merchant Foley) June 13, 1926-April 19, 2017 With love and respect


Delores Anne Sinclear (Merchant Foley)

June 13, 1926-April 19, 2017

With love and respect we said good-bye to our Mother on April 19, 2017. Delores Anne Sinclear was born in Hiawatha, Kansas, a small farming town, on June 13, 1926. It was a tough time to enter the world, just before the Great Depression. Together with her father Jack, mother Bulah and siblings Dale and Rose Marie, Mom worked from the crack of dawn until well after sundown to make sure her family’s dairy farm would provide a decent living for the household. She milked cows, helped plant crops and tended to her beloved farm animals. Mom was heart-broken when her pet pig was sold at auction to provide funds for food and her blind pet chicken was fried for dinner. She enjoyed school and often rode a pony to the one-room schoolhouse that provided both

an education and a simple social life. Mom’s early life had a strong influence on her and was the foundation for the grit and resolve she exhibited all her life. Mom was very proud of her farm upbringing. Almost every year there was a natural disaster that would destroy the crops – grasshoppers, too much rain, not enough rain. In 1938, looking for a better life, her parents traded their Hiawatha farm for 80 acres of virgin land, complete with tumbleweeds, in Ceres, California. The family held a public auction in Hiawatha and sold almost everything, including the kitchen sink. Mom and her family drove west to California, followed by a pickup truck with a mattress on top. One year after leaving Kansas for Ceres, and after much back-breaking work, the Sinclear family moved into the farmhouse hand-built by her father and started another dairy farm. This farm is still in operation today. Mom continued to excel in school and taught herself to play her father’s WWI baritone horn so she could join her high school band. She entered Modesto Junior College in 1944 and concentrated on business studies. Known throughout her life for her stunning beauty, Mom was voted Queen of the Modesto Relays (renamed California Relays), an elite world- class track-and-field competition. She also continued to contribute to family finances by working in the canneries, often assigned to 12 hour shifts. After graduation, Mom took a giant step and with a friend, moved to San Francisco. She started work at the Bank of California and worked her way up to secretary to the President of the Bank. While settling into her new life she met our dad Bill Merchant on a blind date, and after a 7-month whirlwind courtship they married in 1951. Mom and Dad raised their 5 children in San Mateo and Hillsborough. We were the center of Mom’s life and she was very involved with school activities, piano and dance lessons, and teaching us about responsibility and self-respect. As we grew older, Mom joined the Peninsula Civic Light Opera, serving as president and holding the record for fund-raising, and the Mills-Peninsula Auxiliary. She was also exceptionally devoted to helping care for both of her parents in their later years. Mom and Dad parted ways after we were grown. Mom continued with her life-long practice of going to the gym and teaching us about nutrition and a healthy diet. One day she received a card, forwarded by her brother, that had been sent to her at the family farm in Ceres. It was from Warren Foley, a former work colleague she had dated while at the Bank of California. Mom and Warren married 5 years later in Scotland, traveled the world, and enjoyed a happy and loving union until his passing 12 years later. The final chapter of Mom’s life was lived quietly. She continued to be there for her children and grandchildren. She loved to exercise and read up on the latest health trends. In her later years Mom was diagnosed with dementia and she faced this diagnosis with great courage. She always tried to do her best. Mom is survived by her 5 children – Terri Anne, Stephen (Pamela), Larry, Jennifer and James. She is also survived by her sister Rose Marie, sister-in law Georgia, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and numerous extended family members. Mom is predeceased by her husbands Warren Foley and Bill Merchant. A lifelong animal lover, Mom is survived by the family of feral cats who, for years, have arrived at her doorstep on a daily basis to be fed. One of Mom’s favorite phrases was to“always do the right thing”, no matter the circumstances. At Mom’s request, private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, our family suggest donations be made to the Homeless Cat Network, Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. Our family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Sutter Hospice, Medical Care Professionals and Dr. Nani Kanen for their compassionate care of our mother. Thank you for everything Mom. We love you. God Bless.

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Burlingame gives OK to apartment complex

Officials favor regional need for housing over neighborhood compatibility concerns

By Austin Walsh


A new apartment building proposed in Burlingame narrowly received approval from planning officials despite concerns the building was too large and incompatible with its surrounding neighborhood. The Burlingame Planning Commission voted 3-2, with commissioners Brenden Kelly and Michael Gaul dissenting, to approve constructing a 27-unit apartment on Douglas Avenue, according to video of the meeting. The decision puts the final mark on a cre- ative proposal brought almost two years ago to make way for the development by moving a classic home located at the project site. Faced with significant neighborhood opposition, commissioners offering their support ultimately sided with Burlingame’s need for more housing over concerns regard- ing the development’s size compared to its surroundings. “This is the type of thing I think we need,” said Commissioner Richard Sargent, citing the project’s compatibility with the area’s zoning regulations as well as the city’s vision for boosting its housing stock. Commissioner Will Loftis shared a similar view.

“From my perspective, it looks like a building that is appropriate to push toward the goals of the plan, which is increased housing and increased density,” said Loftis, in reference to a meeting Burlingame city officials held recently discussing strategies for meeting the demand to live locally. Under the commission’s decision, the front segment of the historic home of for- mer stationmaster James Murphy at 1128 Douglas Ave. will be relocated to a property at Oak Grove Avenue and the neighboring lot will be razed to make way for the apart- ment building. The property belonging to Murphy, who also once worked as the city clerk, is recognized as a Burlingame historic resource and a segment must be preserved. Jacob Furlong, of Dreiling Terrones Architecture, said the project proposed by Zers Development would hopefully help push down the cost of living in Burlingame by making more units available. “Our intention is to increase the diversity of housing stock in Burlingame,” he said. Other commissioners recognized the same need for more housing under an effort to make Burlingame less expensive, but con- cerns over the project design ultimately proved too severe to support. “I have a problem with the height,” said Gaul, who said he believed the project would fit better along El Camino Real than the existing neighborhood.

better along El Camino Real than the existing neighborhood. A rendering of the apartment building proposed

A rendering of the apartment building proposed for construction on Douglas Avenue in Burlingame.

He also noted that if the developer hoped to help make Burlingame more affordable by proposing the project, they should have offered some below-market-rate units. “I find it hypocritical they are not offering any affordable units,” he said. Kelly agreed with Gaul over size concerns, and said he believed he could have voted in favor of the development if it was one story shorter. “I don’t support the project as it stands,” he said. The critiques from commissioners mir- rored concerns of residents who also believed the project overshadowed its sur- rounding neighborhood, which is com- prised of single-family homes as well as apartment buildings. Resident Betsy Bogel shared fears allow- ing such a development would contribute to the urbanization of Burlingame. “What are we doing to Burlingame? We are making it like Manhattan,” she said. Former councilman John Root also took

issue with the size and density of the proj- ect. “I continue to believe the project is just too tall,” he said. The frustrations expressed by residents were not lost on commissioners who ulti- mately voted to approve the proposal. “I’m moved by what I hear on the project,” said commission Chair Peter Gum. “If I were on that street, I would have many of those sentiments.” Ultimately though he said the obligation to address the regional need for housing is too great to vote against a project which he believed was acceptable for its neighbor- hood at the edge of downtown. “A lot of compromise has happened here and our role is to unify that compromise and find that which seems best for everyone, so I would be in favor of the project,” he said. Commissioners Richard Terrones and Sandy Camaroto abstained from judging the matter as they have business interests in the project.

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar


WASHINGTON — Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump’s priorities. The administration just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed “Obamacare” subsidies. But a study out Tuesday from a nonparti- san group suggests that could backfire. Stopping the Affordable Care Act payments at issue may actually wind up costing the

federal government bil- lions more than it would save. The Kaiser Family Foundation found that taxpayers would end up paying 23 percent more than the potential sav- ings from eliminating the health law’s “cost-

sharing” subsidies, which help low-income people with insur- ance deductibles and copayments. It works out to an estimated $2.3 bil- lion more in 2018, or an additional $31

estimated $2.3 bil- lion more in 2018, or an additional $31 Donald Trump billion over 10

Donald Trump

bil- lion more in 2018, or an additional $31 Donald Trump billion over 10 years. How’s

billion over 10 years. How’s that possible? The short answer is that insurers would still be free to raise pre- miums, driving federal spending even high- er because premiums are also subsidized under a different provision of the program. “You end up with a counter-intuitive result,” said Larry Levitt, one of the study’s authors. Former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a Republican economist, reviewed the Kaiser study for the Associated Press and concurred. “I think this may even be a conservative estimate,” he said. “It says what’s at stake: double- digit premium increases and more money

out of the Treasury, not less.” An earlier study from Covered California, the health insurance marketplace in the nation’s most populous state, reached simi- lar conclusions. The cost-sharing subsidies amount to about $7 billion this year. Provided to low- income customers who buy a silver-level plan, the assistance can reduce deductibles of several thousand dollars to just a couple of hundred. About 3 in 5 consumers on and state marketplaces qualify. The cost-sharing help is provided directly by insurers, who are reimbursed by the government.

state marketplaces qualify. The cost-sharing help is provided directly by insurers, who are reimbursed by the



Wednesday April 26, 2017


Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke

7 Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke REUTERS Chairman of the House Oversight and


Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Jason Chaffetz,right, and Rep.Elijah Cummings speak about the failure of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to disclose payments for a 2015 speech in Moscow on a security clearance application.

By Chad Day and Stephen Braun


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accept- ing tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight commit- tee said Tuesday. The congressmen also raised new ques- tions about fees Flynn received as part of $530,000 in consulting work his company performed for a businessman tied to Turkey’s government. The bipartisan accusations that Flynn may have broken the law come as his for- eign contacts are being examined by other congressional committees as part of inves- tigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin. Congress returned earlier this week from its spring

Kremlin. Congress returned earlier this week from its spring Michael Flynn recess, and Tuesday’s announcements

Michael Flynn

recess, and Tuesday’s announcements reflected renewed interest on Capitol Hill. Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said they saw no evidence that Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, prop-

erly disclosed foreign payments he received to military officials or on his security clearance paperwork. Flynn, who headed the military’s top intelligence agency, was Trump’s national security adviser until he was fired in February.

Among the payments in question was more than $33,000 that Flynn received in 2015 from the Russia Today television net- work, which has been described by U.S. intelligence officials as a propaganda front for Russia’s government. “That money needs to be recovered,” said Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Emma Sabbatini

Emma Sabbatini, born June 16, 1916, died quietly Wednesday evening April 19, 2017, at her home in San Mateo, surrounded by family and caregivers. Emma was born in San Mateo when the city pop- ulation was 5,000. She was the daughter of Maria Luigia and Costantino Marchesin who had emi-

grated from Pianzano, Italy, north of Venice. Throughout her life, Emma kept in close touch with cousins in Italy. Emma was known for her exceptional cooking and baking as well as her fierce

attachment to family and a vast network of friends. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and the Italian Catholic Federation. For many years, she enjoyed the company of women friends at their sewing club. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Abramo, her brother Enrico Marchesin, and her brother John Marchesin. She is survived by sons Julian and Robert, daughters-in-law Valerie and Bonnie, grandsons Christopher (and wife Janina), Peter and Scott, sisters-in-law Norma Marchesin and Angela Marchesin, and nieces Adriana and Luciana in Rome. Donations in her memory may be sent to St. Matthew Catholic School or St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco.

George Jaber Sahourieh

George Jaber Sahourieh died April 3, 2017, and is survived by his family: wife Noel, children Jaber (Lara), Athena Kanney (Casey), and Jacob (Hanan) and two grand- children Leila and Jirius. Born in 1946 in Ramallah, a suburb of Jerusalem, he emigrated to the United States with his family at 10, learned the language and culture quite fast, skipping grades and graduating high school early. He played the clarinet in his youth and loved classical music. As a small business owner, he logged many hours to always build a better situa- tion as showing love and dedication for his family. George was impeccably clever and made friends far and wide. He was a straight shoot- er and you always knew where you stood with him. He befriended folks from the San Francisco Symphony, his infamous George’s Zoo in San Francisco and for near- ly 20 years at Bayshore Cafe in San Mateo. He had friends from all walks of life, rich and poor, and always saw the truth of their character. Funeral ceremony was April 12, from St. Timothy Orthodox Church followed by Committal with Air Force Honors at the

Church followed by Committal with Air Force Honors at the Obituaries Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. “RIP
Church followed by Committal with Air Force Honors at the Obituaries Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. “RIP


Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

“RIP Pops.”



Clement ‘Jim’ Faber

Clement “Jim” Faber, born Feb. 6, 1932, died April 16, 2017, after an illness.

Jim was known for his warm-hearted nature and jovial spirit. He spent many days at the San Mateo Elks Lodge, where he loved to play Pinochle and participate in com- munity service projects. Jim grew up in San

Francisco, where he attended Galileo High School. Jim served in the U.S. Navy as a first class petty officer. After he came home from a four-year tour of duty in Korea, he worked for Matson on the

San Francisco waterfront. He later worked at the Port of Redwood City and ended his career as the manager of the Port of Richmond.

and ended his career as the manager of the Port of Richmond. Jim loved his family.

Jim loved his family. He is survived by

his wife of 58 years, Marian Faber; his son

Norman Faber; grandson James Aliamus; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great- grandnephews. The Fabers’ beloved daughter, Sally Faber Aliamus, predeceased Jim. He always held her memory close to his heart. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Congregational Church of San Mateo, at 225 Tilton Ave., San Mateo. A reception will be held at the church after the service.

Willis Clifford Thoits

Willis Clifford Thoits, a third generation Thoits family member and a lifelong resi-

dent of Palo Alto, died peacefully surrounded by

resi- dent of Palo Alto, died peacefu lly surrounded by his loved ones April 12, 2017.

his loved ones April 12,


He was 80. He is survived by his wife Rose Marie Dietlin of 51 years; his daughter, Colleen Braff (Jon), son Edward David (Tina) and

four grandsons, TJ, Ozzy, Sean and Jacob. Willis established Bill’s Auto Glass Co. on High Street in Palo Alto in 1968. Being a hot rod enthusiast, he expanded his busi- ness to include Bill’s Classic Auto Storage in San Carlos. He was a member of the Palo Alto Elks Lodge for 60 years. Donations in his name can be made to the Elks Lodge charity proj- ect CHEMPI4249 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306 or to the Palo Alto Downtown Streets Team 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 94301.

A celebration of his life is

pending. Arrangements made by Crippen &

Flynn Woodside Chapel, Redwood City.

Moving beyond China and Mexico,Trump targets Canada trade

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has long railed about unfair trade practices of China and Mexico. Now he’s drawn a new target — Canada. The two countries are sud- denly sparring openly over inexpensive Canadian timber and Canada’s barriers to U.S. dairy products — disputes that go back years but rarely get such a public airing. Before sunrise Tuesday in Washington, Trump went on Twitter to declare: “Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very diffi- cult. We will not stand for this. Watch!” Hours earlier, his Commerce Department had announced plans to impose duties aver-

Around the nation

aging 20 percent on softwood lumber imports from Canada. U.S. homebuilders quickly warned that the move would drive up the cost of new houses. The duties on Canadian lumber imports are “a pretty hard blow,” Gary Hufbauer, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said of the lumber sanctions. “The message here is that the U.S. not only talks tough, it acts tough.” As a candidate, Trump had vowed to declare China a currency manipulator and to rewrite or withdraw from the North America Free Trade Agreement because, he said, so many American factories had moved jobs to Mexico to exploit low-wage labor.

Free Trade Agreement because, he said, so many American factories had moved jobs to Mexico to
Free Trade Agreement because, he said, so many American factories had moved jobs to Mexico to

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8 Wednesday • April 26, 2017 NATION THE DAILY JOURNAL REUTERS Senate Minority Chuck Schumer speaks


Senate Minority Chuck Schumer speaks during a media briefing on Capitol Hill.

Republicans drop U.S.-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram


WASHINGTON — Congressional negotia- tors on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump’s request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Trump’s 100th day in office this Saturday. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Republican negotiators were following the lead of Trump, who signaled Monday evening that he would not insist on $1 billion worth of wall funding now as an addition to the $1 trillion-plus spending bill. Trump told a gathering of conservative media reporters that he might be willing to wait until September for the funding. Other stumbling blocks remain, but the

for the funding. Other stumbling blocks remain, but the Mitch McConnell decision by Trump and his



decision by Trump and his GOP allies to back down on the wall steered the talks on the spending measure in a positive direction. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he was optimistic the talks would produce “an agreement in the next few

days.” An existing temporary funding bill expires Friday at midnight and all sides anticipated that another stopgap measure would be required to buy time for the House and Senate to process the massive spending bill, which would wrap together 11 unfinished agency spending bills through September. Trump campaigned throughout the country last year promising a wall across the entire 2,200 mile southern border, promising that Mexico would pay for it.

southern border, promising that Mexico would pay for it. Shutdown? New president,same old government brinkmanship By

Shutdown? New president,same old government brinkmanship

By Erica Werner


WASHINGTON — There’s an unconven- tional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks. Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, the government is only days away from a shutdown, and Congress and the White House are engaged in familiar partisan brinkmanship.


President Donald Trump. Some of the issues are different this time around as lawmakers scramble to finish up the annual government-wide spending bills that are Congress’ most basic function. The $1 trillion catch-all legislation for the remainder of the 2017 budget year is leftover business from last year and comes due Friday at midnight. Without action before then, the government will partially shut down Saturday, which happens to be the 100th day of Trump’s presidency.


expect a shutdown. Instead, a very short-term extension of existing funding levels is likely. Such “con- tinuing resolutions” are familiar on Capitol Hill when Congress needs a little more time








happen? Lawmakers


“I’m sure the president has a much better sense of the legislative process than he did a year ago or even 100 days ago, and every president does, no matter how well prepared they think they are for that job.”

— Sen.Roy Blunt,R-Mo.

to complete its business, yet signing one to keep the government running while Trump marks his 100th day in office is an ignomin- ious position for him. The difficulties point to a weakness of Trump’s administration, some Republicans privately say: Despite his self-proclaimed deal-making prowess, he had little exposure to the rituals and rhythms of Congress before to taking office, and his team is light on experienced legislative hands. The for- mer lawmakers he has brought on board, such as Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, were not known for cutting deals during their time on Capitol Hill. “I’m sure the president has a much better sense of the legislative process than he did a year ago or even 100 days ago, and every president does, no matter how well prepared they think they are for that job,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.

Republicans target crisis financial rules

By Marcy Gordon


WASHINGTON — Emboldened by a busi- ness-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. A House committee takes up legislation Wednesday that would defang the tighter rules. While passage by the GOP-controlled House could come in a few months, the Senate — where Republicans have only 52 of 100 seats — poses an obstacle. The 2010 Dodd-Frank law was enacted by Democrats and President Barack Obama to respond to the crisis, putting the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the 1930s Depression. It clamped down on banking practices and expanded consumer protections to restrain reckless conduct by financial firms and prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown.

The sweeping legislation rolled out by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Texas Republican who is Dodd-Frank’s fiercest foe and heads the House Financial Services Committee, would deliver a body blow to the financial law. “Supporters of Dodd-Frank promised it would lift the economy, end bailouts and protect consumers,” Hensarling said in a statement. “Yet Americans have suffered through the worst recovery in 70 years, Dodd-Frank guarantees future bailouts for Wall Street, and consumers are paying more and have fewer choices.” Only a few weeks in office, President Donald Trump launched his attack on the financial law, ordering up a government review of the complex legislation that has been filled out with hundreds of rules writ- ten by regulators in a six-year slog. Trump says the restrictions on banks have crimped lending, the economy and job cre- ation.

regulators in a six-year slog. Trump says the restrictions on banks have crimped lending, the economy



Wednesday April 26, 2017


Post big data era

By Jahan Alamzad

O vernight on Nov. 9, 2016, terms like big data, data ana- lytics, data science and the

likes became toxic. The stunning vic- tory of Donald Trump in the presiden- tial election, and the failure to predict it, totally transformed how data is now viewed. While social media business feeds were heavily buzzed by those pushing big data as a panacea to all managerial ailments, now rarely that is impelled. In fact, one organization that has greatly been into all these data stuff, quickly pivoted to artificial intelli- gence in their posts, as though what they have been saying thus far was merely natural ignorance. Mark Twain said: “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure.” Maybe all the data specialists during the November presidential election were set out to prove Twain right by stead- fastly ignoring the limitations of data and confidently predicting that Trump would lose. Obviously, some of the current anti- data analytics and poking fun at big data is overreaction. But, the failure has been so gigantic that such a move of the pendulum to the other extreme is understandable. Yet, businesses have known about this data issue. Some invested mas- sively in big data and bought into management consultants’ advice and hype to spend enormous resources and efforts into data-related substances. The results have been at best mixed, if not totally useless and detrimental. In fact, that should not be surpris- ing. Data is nothing but a very narrow set of figures and records. Collecting data requires identifying in the most restricted way the process assembly for that purpose. Consistency, accura- cy and relevance are often missing when large amount of data is collected. At the heart of the problem is the hypothesis that within massive quanti-

of the problem is the hypothesis that within massive quanti- ty of data lies intel- ligence.

ty of data lies intel- ligence. And that intelligence can be uncovered by data analytics. Maybe. There are certainly cases that patterns exist in large data sets. Finding those

patterns is useful and has value. Biomedical research and life-science applications rely heavily on detecting those patterns. At the same time, large retailers need to track every single transaction regardless of price tag as a necessity of running those businesses. That’s a legitimate argument for big data. But that doesn’t mean that every large data compilation has secret value embedded in it. The selling point that data analytic yields valued information from raw big data is overrated. Back to the future it seems, when after the Enlightenment, discovery was the center piece of scientific and indus- trial developments. It would be a scary thought if discovery would now be compromised for data analytics. Progress will be certainly limited if that takes place. To illustrate the point, considering purchase behavior of consumers is instructive. Say, a shirt is offered in two colors only. We can look at tens of thousands of sale records, and con- clude more preferred white over red, hence more of white shirts should be produced. Yet, that set of large records — big data and analyzing it — does not include a possible alternative that even more people would have bought blue shirts, if that color was also offered, outpacing the sale of the exist- ing two colors. In technical terms, that is referred to as “revealed preferences,” meaning we learned the predilection of consumers as a result of the choices available to them, or that they knew about, when they made their purchase decisions. But we do not know their true prefer- ences since we cannot infer from that large data set that had another option



been offered, that would have better matched consumer preferences. More importantly, if some of the key attributes were missing during compilation of data, that creates insight vulnerability, making reliance on data analytics exceptionally prob- lematic. And that’s precisely what happened during the November presidential elec- tion. Thorough understanding of vot- ing behavior got compromised due to application of data analytics that missed measuring true preferences for candidates that best aligned with attributes that voters considered mate- rial. That led to a wrong and embar- rassing prediction. We now see the trend to the more sophisticated use of data in terms of artificial intelligence, machine learn- ing, advanced analytics and the related exciting technologies. That is usher- ing an era that is post pure big data paradigm. Along with that, much more empha- sis is now put on discovery versus data analytics. Certainly discovery is more difficult and includes a portfolio of risks, as compared to perceived quick bang for data analytics. But, the impacts and payoffs are much larger for the discovery approach. Now that the new-car smell of big data has worn off, what’s coming into vogue is termed by a colleague of mine as “Small Data, Big Model.” That means for apt decision making, data plays a part but developing sophisti- cated analytical models takes the cen- ter stage. In the battle between smarts versus data, smarts win!

Jahan Alamzad is a management con- sultant. He lives in San Carlos.

Letters to the editor

The 49ers and the NFL draft

Editor, The NFL draft is this week. The San Francisco 49ers have many needs. I hope they will draft Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey. Christian will be a great slot receiver, punt returner, kick-off returner and occasional run- ning back. I believe Christian will be a great player in the NFL. Is he a top three draft pick? Scouts say he is prob- ably a number 10 pick. The 49ers need a quarterback. With the number two pick in the draft, I hope they draft Championship Quarterback Derrick Watson of

Clemson. He won the Championship game versus Alabama with his per- formance. But it might benefit the 49ers to trade the number two pick in exchange for two late first round picks for McCaffrey and another player. Best of luck for General Manager John Lynch and the 49ers organiza- tion.

Steve Duncan


Survival and safety first

Editor, What now seems menacing is a

potential life-threatening nuclear attack upon our country. Whole cities could be destroyed. Surrounding areas would be barren and lost for decades. Life as we know it would be extin- guished for generations to come, com- plete devastation. It’s worrisome that our federal, state and local governments have not yet recognized the need for extensive sur- vival and safety training in the event of a nuclear attack. Maybe we should be building shel- ters instead of walls? Jerry Emanuel

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“W hat wisdom can you find which is


greater than kindness?” — Jean-Jacques

The following is a column that I wrote in October 2011. I offer it again today in appreciation of the sup- port I receive from readers of my column. “Sometimes I read letters to the editor and emails that I get from people who enjoy my column. Other times I see people around town who compliment it. It can be the lady at the bank, the hairdresser, people at the senior center. Whenever this occurs, it makes my day! I often wonder if those who do that realize how much a few thoughtful and appreciative words can improve another person’s outlook and enhance their self-esteem. No doubt they do know and that’s why they do it. They take the time and make the effort to make someone else’s day by saying some- thing sincerely comple- mentary. It may be a note from a friend who tells you she had a nice time when hav- ing dinner at your house or a parent saying to a child, “I’m so glad you’re mine!” or your spouse who tells you how he appreciates your cooking. How a child beams when you are pre- sented with a drawing that you cannot identify when you say, “I can see you really like to draw!” How much more a birthday card means when the sender pens a note telling you how much your friendship has meant to her. These are examples of giv- ing that produce great benefits — all big little things that can make life richer and more pleasant. In his book, “The Art of Loving,” Erich Fromm wrote about the giving type of person. “He enriches the other person. He enhances the other’s sense of aliveness by enhancing his own aliveness. He does not give in order to receive: giving itself is exquisite joy. But in giving, he cannot help bringing something to life in the other person, and this which is brought to life reflects back to him.” During the week I was writing this column, a letter to the editor appeared in the Daily Journal from a woman with a warm heart. She wrote about how she appreciates this newspaper. It was a bright light among the dia- tribes. A few days later we were presented with a rant attacking fellow columnist Keith Kreitman and President Obama that was an example of what a person with a warm heart (or any heart at all) would never write. If a person with a warm heart disagrees with them, he does not attack and denigrate them. He can discuss his differences without demeaning the other person. He can write a letter to the editor that respectfully disagrees, reasonably pointing out his difference of opinion instead of cutting down the other person with snide and sarcastic statements. “It is necessary to permit oneself to understand anoth- er. Our first reaction to most of the statements we hear from other people is an immediate evaluation or judg- ment rather than understanding of it.” — Carl Rogers, “Some Significant Learnings.” Think of how the world would improve if we’d all make it a point to say nice things and express our appreciation more often to those with whom we inter- act. And when disagreeing, we’d stop a few seconds and think about our response as we recall what Dorothy Nevill wrote: “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” This brings to mind one of Ashleigh Brilliant’s thought pro- voking quips: “I always think of the right thing to say after the right time to say it has passed.” Sincere, kind words indicate that those who say them are secure enough in themselves to be able to reach out to others and give of themselves. If we have not been used to doing this, at first we may have to remind our- selves just to notice things that can be commented posi- tively upon. Then we may have to consciously think of how to say something nice without sounding insincere or condescending. Developing this attribute can be very rewarding.” Now in 2017, I must again tell those who support and encourage my efforts that you are greatly appreciated. You make it all worthwhile. An old German proverb reminds us: “To understand and be understood makes our happiness on earth.”

and be understood makes our happiness on earth.” Since 1984, Dorothy Dimitre has written more than

Since 1984, Dorothy Dimitre has written more than 850 columns for v arious local newspapers. Her email address is

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Healthy profits push stocks higher; Nasdaq crosses 6K

By Stan Choe


NEW YORK — Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices. More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including Caterpillar and McDonald’s. The encouraging reports pushed U.S. indexes to their second straight day of big gains, placing them either close to or firmly in record territory. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 14.46 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,388.61. It’s within a third of a percent of its all-time high, set at the start of March. The Dow Jones industrial aver- age gained even more due to the big jumps for Caterpillar and McDonald’s, which are among the 30 stocks in the average. The Dow rose 232.23 points, or 1.1 per- cent, to 20,996.12. The Nasdaq rose 41.67, or 0.7 percent, to 6,025.49, its first move above 6,000 points. The

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Russell 2000 of smaller-company stocks was up 13.13 points, or 0.9 percent, at 1,411.08. “Earnings have come through quite nicely so far,” said Ernie Cecilia, chief investment officer at Bryn Mawr Trust. “They’re beat- ing forecasts, the numbers have been quite good and this is now the second consecutive quarter that’s happened.” After struggling for years with a slow global economy and weak oil

prices, big U.S. businesses are in the midst of reporting their best quarter of profit growth in years, analysts say. Companies in the S&P 500 are on track to report overall growth of about 10 percent in first-quarter earnings per share, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. This is a particularly busy week, with more than a third of the com- panies in the S&P 500 scheduled to unveil their first-quarter results.

Many investors say strong prof- it reports are necessary to justify the big gains stocks have made. Stock prices in recent years have been climbing faster than earn- ings, which has led skeptics to call the market overly pricey. Caterpillar soared $7.61, or 7.9 percent, to $104.42 after report- ing stronger revenue and profits for the first quarter than analysts expected. It also raised its forecast for full-year results.

And it wasn’t the only big industrial company to cite signs of optimism among customers. 3M said sales improved in all its markets around the world, while reporting stronger quarterly earn- ings than expected. Such encouraging talk about the economy’s strength raises hopes that revenues and profits can keep rising for companies, which could rein in worries about stocks being expensive. McDonald’s jumped $7.47, or 5.6 percent, to $141.70 after like- wise surprising investors with better-than-expected results. New items on its menu helped it to drive sales at its U.S. restaurants. Ryder System was among the relatively few stocks to fall on Tuesday. It lost $11.00, or 13.9 percent, to $68.28 after weaker- than-expected rental demand pushed it to report lower quarterly results than analysts had forecast. Slightly more than two stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Even with so many corporate earnings reports on the docket, politics is still at center stage for stocks as well.

Business brief

FCA,Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership. Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, said Tuesday it’s adding 500 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to its self- driving vehicle fleet. It will allow hundreds of people in the Phoenix area to take rides in the vehicles so it can get feedback on the experience. Phoenix-area residents could apply on Waymo’s website starting Tuesday. The vehicles will also pick up riders in Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert, Waymo said. All of the vehicles will have Waymo backup drivers who can take over in an emergency. Fiat Chrysler and Waymo have been partners since last spring, when they announced they would build 100 self-driv- ing Pacifica hybrids minivans. Those vehicles were delivered to Waymo in December. The companies have been testing the vehicles in Arizona, California and Michigan. Waymo began offering a small number of public rides in Arizona two months ago before deciding to expand the pro- gram, a spokesman said. Waymo — created by Google in 2009 — has given rides to the public before in its hometown of Mountain View.

rides to the public before in its hometown of Mountain View. Budget deficit challenge for Trump’s

Budget deficit challenge for Trump’s tax plan

By Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his cam- paign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the “massive” tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget? A senior administration official con- firmed the planned reduction to corpo- rate rates, speaking on condition of anonymity in order discuss details of the plan the president is expected to unveil Wednesday. Most outside economic analyses say the type of tax cuts being promoted by Trump would likely fuel even larger

deficits for a federal government already projected to see its debt steadi- ly rise. The lowered tax rates are also unlikely to generate Trump’s ambi- tious promised growth rate of 3 per- cent a year, roughly double the 1.6 per- cent growth achieved last year. These two factors are related because the Trump administration is counting on faster economic growth to produce additional tax revenues that could then close the deficit. The concept was pop- ularized as “trickle-down” economics during the Reagan years. The problem is that the economy can’t grow quickly enough to cover the likely hole in the deficit. “There’s no pure tax cut that pays for itself,” said Alan Cole, an economist

at the right-leaning Tax Foundation.

Reducing the corporate tax rate as much as Trump intends would cause a $2 trillion budget shortfall over a

decade, according to guidelines from the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Trump has promised to release the

outlines of his tax plan Wednesday and has said the plan would give Americans

a tax cut bigger than “any tax cut

ever.” During the campaign, he backed cutting the corporate tax rate — and the personal income tax rate to 33 per- cent from a top marginal rate of 39.6 percent. Although he did not disclose details, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday the lower tax rates would generate so much economic growth that it would hold the deficit in check. “The tax reform will pay for itself with economic growth,” Mnuchin said

at the White House news briefing, adding that the overhaul would ideally let someone file taxes on a “large post- card.”

Wells Fargo faces shareholders,protesters at annual meeting

By Ken Sweet


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Shareholders irritated by the fallout from Wells Fargo’s sales practices scandal sent a warning to the bank’s executives and board, with some direc- tors barely holding onto their jobs Tuesday in what is typically a symbol- ic vote. The shareholder meeting was the first time Wells Fargo had met collec- tively with its investors since acknowledging last fall that its employees opened up to 2 million bank accounts without getting cus- tomers’ authorization in order to meet unrealistic sales quotes.

While all 15 board members kept their positions for another year, four directors received backing of 60 per- cent or less. That included Chairman Stephen Sanger, who received 56 per- cent support. “Wells Fargo shareholders today have sent the entire board a clear mes- sage of dissatisfaction,” Sanger said. Although shareholders voted every- one in, they were clearly unhappy. All the directors who were at Wells Fargo before the scandal broke got 80 per- cent or less of shareholders’ votes, based on preliminary results. The three

started earlier this year. Last year, Wells’ board got approvals from at least 90 percent of shareholders — a common level at big corporations. Sanger said he did not see the slim majority as a vote of no confidence in his role as chairman. And he said the board has no plans to replace any members of the board following the vote. “They didn’t really have desire to replace any one director, but they did want to send a message to the board,” Sanger said. Sanger did note that at least six members of the board will

who got 99 percent were CEO Tim Sloan —who got his job in October

reach retirement age in next four years, which will bring some fresh faces onto

after former CEO John Stumpf departed


board that investors signaled needs

— and two independent directors who


do more to stabilize Wells.

Google targets ‘fake news,’ offensive search suggestions

By Michael Liedtke


SAN FRANCISCO — Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive sug- gestions from souring its results. The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn’t pub- licly discussed most of them until now. The announcement in a blog post Tuesday reflects Google’s confidence in

a new screening system designed to

reduce the chances that its influential search engine will highlight untrue sto- ries about people and events, a phenom- enon commonly referred to as “fake news.” “It’s not a problem that is going to go all the way to zero, but we now think we can stay a step ahead of things,” said Ben Gomes, Google’s vice president of engineering for search. Besides taking steps to block fake news from appearing in its search

results, Google also has reprogrammed a popular feature that automatically tries


predict what a person is looking for


a search request as being typed. The

tool, called “autocomplete,” has been overhauled to omit derogatory sugges- tions, such as “are women evil,” or rec- ommendations that promote violence.

Google also adding a feedback option that will enable users to complain about objectionable autocomplete sugges- tions so a human can review the word- ing.

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Perfect performance

HMB’s Grace Garcia did not allow a base runner; offense scores 11 runs on 11 hits

By Nathan Mollat


The Half Moon Bay softball team had lit- tle time to celebrate Monday’s huge, 2-1 win over Hillsdale before the Cougars had to turn around and host Burlingame Tuesday after- noon. If there was any concern over a letdown, it was quickly squashed. The Cougars put on display everything that has seen them become one of the hottest teams in Peninsula Athletic League: dominant pitch- ing, stellar defense and sizzling bats. Half Moon Bay combined all of those to post an 11-0, five-inning, mercy-rule victory. “These guys are on a roll right now,” said Half Moon Bay coach Rachel Catuiza. “They’re all stepping up. They’re all com- ing through.” Half Moon Bay (8-1 PAL Bay, 18-2 over- all) banged out 11 hits to score its 11 runs, which was also aided by five errors by Burlingame (3-5, 6-9). The big hit was Chloe Moffitt’s third-inning grand slam that turned a 2-0 lead into a 6-0 advantage. That was more than enough offense for Half Moon Bay starting pitcher Grace Garcia. A day after limiting Hillsdale to just four hits while striking out 12, she was even better Tuesday. While she finished with “only” eight strikeouts, she allowed four fewer hits. In fact, Garcia did not allow a single Burlingame base runner as she notched her first-ever perfect game. So, was Garcia aware she working on a perfecto? “People always ask me that,” Garcia said. “Pitchers definitely know (when they are working on a perfect game).” Catuiza, a standout pitcher during her career at Half Moon Bay, knew in the third that Garcia was seeking perfection. As is usually the case in perfect games, there was one defensive play that saved the day. In the top of the fourth inning with one

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Mills walks off in wild victory over Jefferson

By Terry Bernal


Mills baseball hasn’t enjoyed many dra- matics on its home field this year, much in part to the baseball team having played just six games at home all season. Persistent rainfall has wreaked havoc on Mills’ home diamond this season. Then to add to the problems for the natural-turf sur- face, a drainage pipe running under the field burst once in mid-March and again at the

beginning of April, caus- ing the Vikings to have to play some of their home games at Skyline College, while many more were simply moved to visiting teams’ fields. Since finally getting settled into their home digs April 13, the

Vikings (7-3 in PAL Lake, 8-10 overall) have posted a 3-1 record at Mills, with the most dramatic win of the year coming Tuesday in a topsy-turvy 8-7 walk-off victory over Jefferson (5-7, 9-7). With Mills leading by one run going into the seventh, Jefferson rallied in the top of the inning to tie it. But the Vikings fired right back with Chris Jack scoring the game-winner on junior Nick McGraw’s first varsity hit, an infield bleeder that saw Jack hustle home with Mills celebrating the rare walk-off. “Here at Mills, you’ve seen it at football and baseball, we don’t win much,” Jack said. “So when we do, we like to celebrate. We like to have fun with it.” While the Peninsula Athletic League Lake Division — and its one-and-only Central Coast Section playoff bid — being all but settled with first-pl ace El Camino three games ahead of second-place Mills, the

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Giants bats can’t wake up against Dodgers ace

By Janie McCauley


SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw struck out seven over seven innings in another impressive performance in San Francisco’s home ballpark, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak against their rival. Buster Posey extended his hitting streak to

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11 games with an RBI sin- gle in the third that put the Giants ahead, but then Yasiel Puig singled in a run in the fourth and Adrian Gonzalez’s ground- out drove in another. The Dodgers, who were on the other end of a 2-1

result a night earlier, also ended a six-game skid at AT&T Park to avoid matching the franchise’s longest winless stretch in San Francisco from April 21-Sept. 28, 2015. Lefty Ty Blach (0-1) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings making his first start in place of injured Madison Bumgarner. The ace southpaw bruised his ribs and sprained the AC joint in his pitch-

ing shoulder in a dirt bike accident last Thursday during a day off in Colorado. Brandon Crawford grabbed his right groin immediately after rounding first when he followed Posey’s two-out single in the eighth with a base hit off Kenley Jansen. The shortstop was looked at by athletic trainer Dave Groeschner then came out of the game.

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Skyline sweeps season series from Cañada

By Terry Bernal


Cañada College, having entered the sea- son riding a 10-game win streak against Skyline, has had the Trojans’ number on the baseball diamond in recent years. The 2017 season, however, has been a dif- ferent story. After earning its first win over Cañada in

four years earlier this season, Skyline (10-6 in Coast North, 26-11 overall) finished off

a three-game sweep in its season series with

the Colts with a 6-2 victory Tuesday at Trojan Diamond. With the Trojans entering the final week of the season in must-win mode as they make a push for the playoffs, sophomore left-hander Joe Galea turned in one of his

finest outings of the season. Working with

a fast, fluid tempo, Galea breezed through

seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out five to earn the win, improving his record to 6-2. “Get him in a rhythm, you can’t stop him,” Skyline catcher Felix Aberouette


Leading 4-2 in the sev- enth, Skyline got a scare when Cañada freshman Luke Carlin, with a run- ner on, lifted a long fly ball to right field. But Trojans right fielder Chet Silveria hauled in the high fly ball on the warning track to avert

disaster. Then, in the bottom of the frame, sopho- more first baseman Brennan Carey gave Skyline some breathing room by blasting a towering two-run home run to right field, his first of the year, provoking an animated celebration from the dugout, including Trojans manager Dino Nomicos. “I think it was the dagger,” Nomicos said. “It just busted the game open. But I was more excited fort the kid. He works hard and he hit that ball well.” Skyline led most of the way. After jump- ing out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when University of Nevada-Reno commit Ryan McSwain scored from third on a wild pitch, Cañada (4-12, 8-28) tied it in the second on

a wild pitch, Cañada (4-12, 8-28) tied it in the second on Joe Galea an RBI

Joe Galea

an RBI groundout by freshman Ryan Wetteland. In the bottom of the third, though, Skyline jumped on Cañada starting pitcher Nico Mayoral for three runs. Sparked by a one-out single by McSwain, Skyline took the lead when Kyle Barret reached on a fly ball the Colts outfield played into an RBI double. Barret then scored on an outfield error on a high fly ball by Aberouette. Designated hitter Kaimana Bartolome fol- lowed with an RBI single to stake the Trojans to a 4-1 lead. Galea and sophomore reliever Joe Pratt did the rest. Pratt emerged to start the eighth inning and fired two shutout innings to notch the save, his third of the year. For Galea, it was a momentous outing in that it came on the heels of Rory McDaid’s first start of the year. Galea and McDaid, who both hail from Capuchino, have been best friends since high school. And when Galea, who is one year younger than McDaid, started at Skyline last season as a freshman, McDaid transferred there after his freshman season at Cañada. The two figured to be a splendid one-two

punch in 2016, but McDaid’s season came to an abrupt end on opening day when he walked off the mound at Laney College- Oakland with an elbow injury, one that would require Tommy John surgery. Returning to action this season, McDaid has worked on a strict pitch count, graduat- ing to the 60-pitch plateau last Saturday in Skyline’s 7-4 non-league win over Sacramento City. McDaid worked 4 1/3 innings to solidify himself as Skyline’s No. 3 starter, following Galea and sopho- more right-hander Ray Falk. “My whole thing with [McDaid] is not to bring him into any stressful situations so his arm is fresh for the four-year level,” Nomicos said. “He’s throwing high [80s] and his off- speed is getting there,” Aberouette said. “He’s been throwing strikes. That’s all you can ask.” With Skyline evaluating its pitching rotation as it makes a run at the playoffs, Tuesday’s matchup saw two-thirds of “the last great rotation” Skyline boasted,

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Sharks’ playoff loss more painful to Couture than broken face

By Josh Dubow


SAN JOSE — San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture played in the postseason despite two fractures in his face along with the plastic and wiring in his mouth that kept his teeth in place. Couture revealed more details of the injuries sustained when a deflected slap shot from teammate Brent Burns hit him in the mouth in Nashville on March 25. He said he had one fracture that went from his upper lip to the nose area that is still very sore and will take about six weeks to com- pletely heal. The other fracture is below his

bottom row of teeth. “They’re not fun,” he said Tuesday. “It’s not extreme pain right now. Obviously it’s bearable to get by on a day-to-day basis. It’s still a struggle to eat and sleep and some of that stuff. It’s not com- fortable. It’s an uncom-

fortable state to be in.” Couture said he will meet with his dentist soon to figure out the next steps in recov- ery. He will need implants to get the teeth fixed and hopes to get that work done in the next few weeks so he can return home to

work done in the next few weeks so he can return home to Logan Couture Canada

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in the next few weeks so he can return home to Logan Couture Canada after that.

Canada after that. Couture said he is still “crushed” by San Jose’s first-round playoff loss in six games to the Edmonton Oilers and will need a few more days to get his mind right. After San Jose made a run all the way to the Stanley Cup Final a year ago, Couture said it was frustrating to enter the postseason with the team so banged up this year. “You sit there and think, ‘Why is this hap- pening to us?”’ he said. “It’s the game of hockey and injuries happen. Teams that win, they battle through the adversity and the injuries and other guys step up and play big roles. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that as a team.” Couture scored two goals in a Game 4 win but did not play up to his usual standards. The Sharks were also hampered by a serious injury to top-line center Joe Thornton, who tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee on April 2 and was back playing in Game 3 two weeks later.

Thornton had two assists in the final four games of the series before undergoing sur- gery to repair the knee on Monday. “He’s incredible,” Couture said. “I don’t know if he feels pain because it can’t be fun. The fact that he skated three days after it hap- pened was shocking. I don’t think anyone expected that in our room. It shows how badly he wants to win that he was able to get back out there. The steps that he was going through to play was pretty remarkable. Everyone in our dressing room respects the heck out of that guy. He really wants to win.” The Sharks said Tuesday that Thornton is expected to make a complete recovery and be ready for the start of next season. He can become a free agent this summer but both he and the team have expressed a desire to sign another contract before that happens in July. Among other injured players for San Jose were forward Patrick Marleau (broken left thumb), forwardTomas Hertl (broken foot), and forward Joonas Donskoi (separated shoulder).

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Bellarmine grad Thames bashes way into Brewers’ record books

By Genaro C. Armas


MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames is bashing his way into the Milwaukee Brewers’ record book. No adjustment period necessary for the bushy-bearded first baseman in his first season back in the majors after three years playing ball in South Korea. With a two-run shot on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, Thames upped his major league-leading home run total to 11. He also set a franchise record for April homers. The Reds must already by sick of Thames, who has eight homers in six games against Cincinnati pitching. “It is crazy with baseball,” the left-handed slugger said after hitting two homers in Milwaukee’s 11-7 win Monday. “There are some teams that somehow the ball finds your barrel, and there are some teams where you get a good pitch and you swing and it is a foul ball or a strikeout. I don’t know.” Most American fans had no idea how Thames’success overseas wouldtranslate to the majors. He hit .348 with 124 home runs, 379 RBIs and 64 steals in 388 games during three seasons in South Korea. The Brewers signed the 30-year-old Thames in November to a $16 million, three-year con- tract. In need of more lefties in the lineup, they cut right handed-hitting first baseman Chris

Carter after a 41-homer sea- son that tied for the National League lead Thames had an unre- markable initial stint in the majors, hitting .250 with 21 homers with Toronto and Seattle in 2011 and 2012. The Blue Jays selected Thames in the seventh round of the

2008 amateur draft. There was still enough a history, though, to track Thames’ progression all the way back to his days playing college ball at Pepperdine , general manager David Stearns said before Tuesday’s game. Thames has said he learned how to be patient while playing in Korea because while pitchers there don’t throw as hard, they were able to locate their offspeed pitches. “We do the best we can analytically, but we recognize that can only take us so far and we try to look at some other factors of the ‘why,’ and

why is the player having success in his current environment. Do we think that those driving forces will translate to the major league level,” Stearns said. “In this case we ultimately thought that there was a goodchance that the reasons that Eric was

having success

translate to the United States,” he added.

having success translate to the United States,” he added. Eric Thames in Korea would ultimately Angels

Eric Thames

in Korea would ultimately

Angels 2, A’s 1, 11 innings

Angels rally against Madson to take down A’s in 11 innings


ANAHEIM — Kole Calhoun ripped a two- out single in the 11th inning to score Danny

Espinosa and send the Angels to a 2-1 victory over the A’s Tuesday night. Jesse Hahn pitched eight innings for Oakland and JC Ramirez went seven for the Angels as the game remained score- less until Josh Phegley and Mike Trout hit solo homers in the 10th.

Phegley crushed the first

pitch he saw from Jose Alvarez for his first career pinch-homer. Trout then ledoff with a shot just inside the right field

foul pole off closer Santiago Casilla. It was the first extra-inning homer of Trout’s career. Manager Mike Scioscia got his 1,500th career victory. Ryan Madson (0-2) allowed singles to Espinosa and Calhoun in the 11th after Brooks Pounders (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Andrelton Simmons bounced a hit to right in the fifth for the only knock against Hahn, and Simmons was then caught in a rundown attempting to steal. Hahn struck out six and walked two, dropping his ERA to 2.08 this

struck out six and walked two, dropping his ERA to 2.08 this Kole Calhoun season. He’s

Kole Calhoun

season. He’s allowed just three hits in 14 innings over his past two starts. The A’s didn’t get their first hit off Ramirez until Jaff Decker singled in the fourth, and he was erased quickly attempting to steal. Ramirez, making just his third start after a career of 111 relief appearances, held the A’s scoreless on two hits and two walks, striking out seven. He threw 92 pitches, after tossing 83 and 75 in his first two starts. It was the best start by an Angels pitcher this season.

Trainer’s room

Oakland placed CF Rajai Davis (left ham- string strain) on the 10-day disabled list. The A’s have nine players on the DL. To take Davis’ spot, the A’s called up OF Ryan LaMarre, acquired from the Angels on Sunday.

Up next

A’s left-hander Sean Manaea (1-1 4.43 ERA) looks to continue his strong recent performances Wednesday against the Angels. Manaea has allowed only two runs in the 11 innings of his last two starts. Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker (0-1) is still trying to find his form after undergo- ing brain surgery last September after being hit on the head by a line drive. He is 4-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 11 games vs. the A’s.


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out, Burlingame freshman Sophia Palacio lifted a 2-0 pitch into left field. The ball was hit well and Half Moon Bay left fielder Abby Claudius, also a freshman, turned and sprint- ed back. After her second step, she stumbled but maintained her stride and focus. She started to fall to the ground just as she made the catch. Garcia, for one, was fired up, letting out a huge scream and fist pump. “That was beautiful,” Garcia said of

Claudius’ catch. “That was a really nice play.” Claudius said she was aware Garcia was working on a perfect game and didn’t want to be the one who blew it. “I was just thinking about the ball and making the catch,” Claudius said. “I was really happy. I know I helped Gracie out a lot on that.” Garcia would go on to strike out three of the final four batters she faced. Offensively, it took a while for the Cougars to figure out Burlingame starting pitcher Chloe McNamara. After giving up a lead off double to Half Moon Bay’s Lily Moffitt, McNamara retired the next three batters in a row.

The Cougars touched her up for a pair of unearned runs in the second inning before they broke the game open in the third. Garcia started the rally with a single. She was safe at second on an error following Marrissa Terra’s fielder’s choice. Claudius then loaded the bases when she reached on an error. Following a flyout to center for the second out of the inning, Chloe Moffitt came to the plate. She fell behind 0-2 before fouling off three pitches in a row. On the sixth pitch, she hit a laser of a line drive over the center field fence for the grand slam. Moffitt busted out of the batter’s box like someone who was racing for a double. But as she rounded first, her first-base coach told

her take it easy and enjoy her trip around the bases. One can’t blame Moffitt for the hustle. She wasn’t sure the ball would get out as it cleared the top of the fence by inches. “I seemed a little too low,” Moffitt said. The Cougars put the game away with a five-run fourth as Ally Sarabia, Claudius, Riley Donovan and Lily Moffitt all had RBIs in the inning. Chloe Moffitt said the Cougars’ ability to get production from anywhere in the lineup makes it that much easier for everyone to just do their job. “Everyone is tied in and you don’t have to put too much weight on your shoulders,” Chloe Moffitt said.

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Vikings and Grizzlies were essentially play- ing for pride. Both displayed plenty of it as the score swung back and forth. Jefferson — paced by

a 4-for-4, four-double performance by junior

Rudy Rivera — initially jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. But Mills came raging back in the fourth, sending 11 bat-

ters to the plate amid a six-run rally to take

a 6-3 lead. Jefferson answered right back with a 3- spot in the fifth to tie it 6-6. Then, after Mills grinded out an unearned run on a flurry of errors in the bottom of the sixth, Jefferson again responded as Rivera scored following his fourth two-bagger of the

afternoon. “I think [the come- backs] says a lot,” Jefferson manager Michael Morla said. “Especially being Jefferson, a lot of these kids, especially the sophomores, they just started playing baseball

last year. … They only know how to fight back.” Mills responded with some two-base thunder of its own to start the bottom of the seventh though. With one out, Jack drove a belt-high fastball into the left-center gap for a double to cap a 2-for-4 day. “I was just thinking about any way to get on,” Jack said. Jack advanced to third on a wild pitch but could not score despite a Justin Wong single to follow. With the Jefferson infield drawn in, Wong hit a blooper that landed just in

infield drawn in, Wong hit a blooper that landed just in Rudy Rivera back of second

Rudy Rivera

back of second base. But Grizzlies center fielder Sammy Price was right there to glove it on a hop, preventing Jack from taking off for home. “I was kind of stuttering because it looked like the second baseman was going to catch it,” Jack said. “And I didn’t want to risk it.” The strange play set the stage for McGraw’s game-winner though. The junior entered in the sixth inning to pitch and was inserted into the No. 8 spot in the lineup. Mills manager Tony Adornetto said he con- sidered pinch-hitting for McGraw, but opted to stick with the junior despite his striking out twice in his three previous varsity plate appearances. With Rivera on the bump for Jefferson, McGraw hit a bouncer just to the right of the pitcher’s mound. The Grizzlies’ only chance to cut off the run at the plate was for Rivera to field it, but it hopped too far out of his reach to glove. “I was going to, but then it bounced way

too high,” Rivera said. While Rivera took the loss with 2 2/3 innings of relief work, it still proved a his- toric day for the third-year varsity junior at the plate with his first career four-hit day. The Grizzlies also got big showings from freshman Calvin Louie (3 for 3 with a dou- ble and two runs scored) and Price (2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored). Despite Jefferson sitting in fourth place in the Lake Division standings, the pro- gram continues to make strides toward building a baseball culture. With three year- round players on roster this year — includ- ing Rivera and Price who play for the San Francisco Bulls summer travel team — six other players are slated to play this summer. “We did pretty good this year,” Rivera said. “We came together as a team more.” Mills was paced by senior Austin LaDuca’s 3-for-4 day. McGraw, in addition to tabbing his first varsity hit, earned his first varsity win with two innings of relief.


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Pinch-hitter Brandon Belt then struck out to strand Posey on third as the tying run. In the ninth, Cody Bellinger beat out an infield single in his major league debut after being called up by the Dodgers to start in left field. A day after San Francisco promot- ed top prospect Christian Arroyo to play third base, the Dodgers brought up their top prospect from the same 2013 draft class. Arroyo also got his first major league hit — and a lengthy standing ovation — on a single in the first after going 0 for 4 with three groundouts and a strikeout in his debut a day

earlier after being called up from Triple-ASacramento. Kershaw (4-1) allowed six hits and one run, walking one as he improved to 11-4 in 19 outings and 18 starts in San Francisco’s water- front ballpark. Jansen finished for his fifth save and the 15th of his career

recording four outs. Justin Turner matched his career-best hit- ting streak at 11 games with a first-inning single.

Trainer’s room

Do dg ers : LHP Julio Urias will be back in the majors to start Thursday’s series finale

be back in the majors to start Thursday’s series finale Christian Arroyo for the Dodgers, and



for the Dodgers, and he may be up for good. “We can now get Julio here, and he can be with us for the duration,” Roberts Bellinger was needed given the injuries: CF Joc Pederson is on the disabled list with a strained right groin, while LF Franklin Gutierrez is on the DL with a left hamstring strain. INF Logan Forsythe is also sidelined by a broken right big toe.

Gi ants : An MRI exam on Matt Cain’s tight right hamstring that he felt during his win Monday showed no problems and he is slated to take his next turn in the rotation. CF Denard Span did some cage work and was set to take batting practice on the field Wednesday with the hope he will be back in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon’s series finale. He has a mild right shoulder sprain that forced him out of Saturday’s

game at Colorado after he hurt it long-toss- Manager Bruce Bochy said the

Giants are likely to use the bereavement list for Crawford, who will miss games Wednesday and Thursday to attend the funer- al of his sister-in-law, who recently died of

an asthma

catching duties and played first until going

behind the plate in the ninth.

Posey got a break from

Up next

Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood (1-0, 3.29 ERA), who has never beaten the Giants in six outings and two starts, makes his third start of the year and second in a row trying to stick in the rotation. Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto (3-1, 5.25) looks to bounce back from his lone loss last weekend at Colorado.


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Gonzalez is now the pitching coach at Skyline, while Pointer serves as the pitch- ing coach at Cañada. And Gonzalez, also a Capuchino graduate, locked in with Galea and Aberouette from the outset to set the tone, according to the sophomore southpaw. “I felt good,” Galea said. “[Gonzalez] did a good job calling good pitches … and I had three of my four pitches working today.” With two regular-season games to go,

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However, trailing third-place Skyline by one game in the Coast North Conference

standings is Hartnell. Should Skyline falter and finish in a tie with Hartnell in the stand- ings, Hartnell would earn the third-place nod due to winning the season series against Skyline and knock the Trojans out of the playoffs.

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Local sports roundup


Boys’ tennis

PAL individual tournament

The chalk ruled on the first day of the Peninsula Athletic League indi- vidual championship as the top eight singles seeds, while seven of the eight doubles seeds all advanced to today’s quarterfinals. The only upset of the day came in doubles play as the Aragon tandem of Kelvin Yang and Jason Zhoa, after beating a team from Mills in the first round, upset the No. 5 seed from San Mateo, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Other that, the other seven seeds all made it through the second round. Casey Morris and Tyler Ellingson, who manned the No. 1 and No. 2 sin- gles spots for regular-season cham- pion Menlo-Atherton, teamed up to become the No. 1 seed in the doubles tournament. After a first-round bye, they blanked a duo from Sequoia to make the quarterfinals. In singles action, top seed and defending champion Drew Davison of Half Moon Bay is set to make it two in a row after cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 second-round win. The quarterfinals and semifinals will begin at 2 p.m. today at Burlingame, while the champi- onship and third-place matches are scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Thursday at Burlingame.


Crystal Springs 8, Westmoor 1

The Gryphons managed only six hits, but they took advantage of eight walks to beat the Rams in a PAL Lake Division meeting at Sea Cloud Park in Foster City. Crystal Springs scored single runs in the first, fourth, fifth and sixth innings, but the big uprising came in the second when the Gryphons scored four times. Matt Mizota and Peter Dicioccio each had a pair of hits for Crystal Springs (5-4 PALLake, 7-7 overall). Mizota had a double and two RBIs, with Dicioccio also driving in a run. Josh Goodwine picked up the win, working a complete game, allowing just three hits while throwing an economical 77 pitches.


NDB 20, Castilleja 1

The Tigers scored a dozen runs in the first inning and banged out 17

hits in a game that was called after three innings because of the 15-run mercy rule in a WBAL game. Madi Earnshaw had a big day at the plate driving in six runs. She hit a grand slam in the first inning and later added a two-run single. Shirin Steward added a three-run triple, while Chloe Stogner had two of her three hits in the first inning alone.

Boys’ lacrosse

Sacred Heart Prep 21, Mitty 12

The Gators beat the Monarchs in a WCAL shootout. Jack Crockett scored five times and added three assists to lead SHP. Tommy Barnds tallied four goals, while Wilson Weisel andJoe Sonsini had three goals each. Teddy Vought, Kevin Tinsley and Larry Hart each scored twice for the Gators.


Boys’ volleyball

SHP 3, Eastside College Prep 1

The Gators picked up their sec- ond league win of the season with a 25-19, 28-26, 24-26, 25-17 over the Panthers. Setters Giorgio Bacchin and David Macias paced the attack for SHP (2-8, 7-14). Bacchin had 15 assists to go along with 11 kills, while Macias pumped out a team- high 16 assists and added 10 kills. Mike Mooring led the Gators with 14 kills, while libero Lance Chou dug up 23 balls defensively.

Boys’ golf

Harker 188, SHP 210

The Eagles stayed undefeated in WBAL play by beating the Gators at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club. Daulet Tuleubayev shot a 2-under 34 to lead Harker (9-0 WBAL). Ryan Vaughan and Jin Kim each carded 38 and Victor Shin came in with a 39. SHP (6-4) was led by Finn O’Kelly and Holland Sutton, who each finished with 40s. Anderson Page finished with a 42, while Erik Morris and Luke Peterson each shot 44s.

Menlo School 190, Pinewood 286

The Knights wrapped up second place in the WBAL, beating the Panthers at Sharon Heights.


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Tuesday’s Games Chicago Cubs 1, Pittsburgh 0 Miami at Philadelphia, ppd. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, ppd. Milwaukee 9, Cincinnati 1 Toronto 6, St. Louis 5, 11 innings Washington 15, Colorado 12 Arizona 9, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1 Wednesday’s Games Cincy (Davis 0-0) at Milwaukee (Peralta 3-1),10:40 p.m. Cubs (Lester 0-0) at Pitt (Glasnow 0-1), 4:05 p.m. Miami (Volquez 0-2) at Philly (Pivetta 0-0),4:05 p.m. Atlanta (Dickey 1-2) at Mets (Syndergaard 1-1),4:10 p.m. Toronto (Latos 0-0) at St.Louis (Martinez 0-3),5:15 p.m.

Washington (Roark 2-0) at Colorado (Chatwood 2-2),5:40 p.m.

San Diego (Cahill 1-2) at Arizona (Walker 2-1),6:40 p.m. L.A.Dodgers (Wood 1-0) at Giants (Cueto 3-1),7:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Miami at Philadelphia, 10:05 a.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 10:10 a.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 10:45 a.m. Washington at Colorado, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 12:45 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 6:40 p.m.




































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Tuesday’s Games Houston 4, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 2, Baltimore 0 N.Y.Yankees at Boston, ppd. Detroit 19,Seattle 9 Minnesota 8,Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 10,Kansas City 5 Toronto 6, St. Louis 5, 11 innings Angels 2, Oakland 1, 11 innings Wednesday’s Games K.C.(Karns 0-1) at White Sox (Quintana 0-4),11:10 a.m. Houston (McCullers 2-0) at Cleveland (Bauer 1-2), 3:10 p.m. Tampa (Cobb 1-2) at Baltimore (Bundy 3-1),4:05 p.m. Yankees (Tanaka 2-1) at Boston (Sale 1-1),4:10 p.m. Seattle (Paxton 2-0) at Detroit (Norris 1-1),4:10 p.m.

Minnesota (Santiago 2-1) at Texas (Hamels 1-0), 5:05 p.m.

Toronto (Latos 0-0) at St.Louis (Martinez 0-3),5:15 p.m. A’s (Manaea 1-1) at Angels (Shoemaker 0-1), 7:07 p.m. Thursday’s Games Seattle at Detroit, 10:10 a.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 10:45 a.m. Houston at Cleveland, 3:10 p.m. N.Y.Yankees at Boston, 4:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 7:07 p.m.


































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WEDNESDAY Baseball Sequoia at Sacred Heart Prep, Carlmont at Burlingame, Woodside at Terra Nova, Hillsdale at Capuchino,4 p.m. Softball El Camino at M-A, Mills at Terra Nova, 4 p.m. Boys’ volleyball Hillsdale at Capuchino, Mills at Carlmont, Aragon at San Mateo,South City at Menlo-Atherton,6 p.m.

THURSDAY Softball Menlo-Atherton at San Mateo,Woodside at Aragon, Sequoia at Burlingame, Carlmont at Hillsdale, Ca- puchino at Half Moon Bay, Castilleja at Mercy-Burlingame,King’s Academy at Notre Dame- Belmont,4 p.m. Baseball Mills at Jefferson,Harker at El Camino,Westmoor vs. Crystal Springs at Sea Cloud Park,Menlo-Atherton at South City, Half Moon Bay at King’s Academy, Aragon at Menlo School, 4 p.m. Boys’ lacrosse Sequoia at Woodside,Burlingame at Carlmont,7 p.m. Badminton Burlingame at Sequoia,South City at Aragon,Mills at Westmoor, Carlmont at San Mateo, Jefferson at Crystal Springs,Menlo-Atherton at Capuchino,Hills- dale at Woodside,Terra Nova at El Camino, 4 p.m. Swimming Menlo-Atherton at San Mateo,Woodside at Aragon, Hillsdale at Sequoia, Burlingame at Carlmont, Half Moon Bay at Terra Nova, Westmoor at El Camino,

Capuchino at Mills,South City at Jefferson,3:30 p.m. Track and field Westmoor at Burlingame, Mills at Sequoia,Wood- side at Half Moon Bay,Carlmont at Capuchino,Terra Nova at Hillsdale, 3 p.m.;WBAL 3A at Sacred Heart Prep,WBAL 3B at King’s Academy, 3:30 p.m.

FRIDAY Baseball Mitty at Serra, Sacred Heart Prep at Sequoia, Burlingame at Carlmont,Terra Nova at Woodside, Capuchino at Hillsdale, 4 p.m. Softball South City at Jefferson, El Camino at Terra Nova, 4 p.m.; Woodside at Burlingame, Crystal Springs at Latino College Prep,Nueva at Alma Heights,4 p.m. Boys’ volleyball Menlo-Atherton at Capuchino, 6 p.m. Girls’ lacrosse Sacred Heart Prep at Mitty, Castilleja at Menlo- Atherton, 4 p.m.; St. Francis at Menlo School, 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY Badminton PAL division tournaments Bay Division at Aragon;Ocean Division at Hillsdale, 4 p.m. Boys’ lacrosse Aragon at Sequoia, 7 p.m.


FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 2, Boston 2 Sunday, April 16: Chicago 106, Boston 102 Tuesday, April 18: Chicago 111, Boston 97 Friday, April 21: Boston 104, Chicago 87 Sunday, April 23: Boston 104, Chicago 95 Wednesday, April 26: Chicago at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 28: Boston at Chicago,TBA x-Sunday, April 30: Chicago at Boston,TBA

Atlanta 2, Washington 2 Sunday, April 16: Washington 114, Atlanta 107 Wed., April 19: Washington 109, Atlanta 101 Saturday, April 22: Atlanta 116,Washington 98 Monday, April 24: Atlanta 111,Washington 101 Wednesday, April 26: Atlanta at Washington, 3 p.m. Friday, April 28:Washington at Atlanta,TBD x-Sunday, April 30: Atlanta at Washington,TBD

Toronto 3, Milwaukee 2 Saturday, April 15: Milwaukee 97, Toronto 83 Tuesday, April 18: Toronto 106, Milwaukee 100 Thursday, April 20: Milwaukee 104, Toronto 77 Saturday, April 22: Toronto 87, Milwaukee 76 Monday, April 24: Toronto 118, Milwaukee 93 Thursday, April 27:Toronto at Milwaukee,TBD

x-Saturday, April 29: Milwaukee at Toronto,TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE Spurs 3, Memphis 2 Saturday, April 15: Spurs 111, Memphis 82 Monday, April 17: Spurs 96, Memphis 82

Thursday, April 20: Memphis 105, Spurs 94 Saturday, April 22: Memphis 110, Spurs 108, OT


103Thursday,April 27:Spurs at Memphis,6:30 p.m.

x-Saturday, April 29: Memphis at Spurs,TBD






Houston 4, Oklahoma City 1 Sunday, April 16: Houston 118, OKC 87 Wednesday, April 19: Houston 115, OKC 111 Friday, April 21: OKC 115, Houston 113 Sunday, April 23: Houston 113, OKC 109 Tuesday, April 25: Houston 105, OKC 99

Utah 3, L.A. Clippers 2 Saturday, April 15: Utah 97, L.A. Clippers 95 Tuesday, April 18: L.A. Clippers 99, Utah 91 Friday, April 21: L.A. Clippers 111, Utah 106 Sunday, April 23: Utah 105, L.A. Clippers 98 Tuesday, April 25: Utah 96, L.A. Clippers 92 Friday, April 28: L.A. Clippers at Utah, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 30: Utah at L.A. Clippers,TBD


Second Round (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington vs. Pittsburgh Thursday,April 27:Pittsburgh atWashington,4:30 p.m. Saturday,April 29:Pittsburgh at Washington,5 p.m. Monday,May 1:Washington at Pittsburgh,4:30 p.m. Wednesday,May 3:Washington at Pittsburgh,4:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 6: Pittsburgh at Washington,TBD x-Monday, May 8:Washington at Pittsburgh,TBD x-Wednesday,May 10:Pittsburgh at Washington,TBD

Ottawa vs. N.Y. Rangers Thursday, April 27: N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29: N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 2: Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 4: Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 4:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 6: N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa,TBD x-Tuesday, May 9: Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers,TBD x-Thursday, May 11: N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa,TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE Anaheim vs. Edmonton Wednesday,April 26:Edmonton at Anaheim,7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28: Edmonton at Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30: Anaheim at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3: Anaheim at Edmonton, 7 p.m. x-Friday, May 5: Edmonton at Anaheim,TBD x-Sunday, May 7: Anaheim at Edmonton,TBD x-Wednesday,May 10:Edmonton at Anaheim,TBD

St. Louis vs. Nashville Wednesday, April 26: Nashville at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Friday, April 28: Nashville at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30: St. Louis at Nashville, 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 2: St. Louis at Nashville, 6:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 5: Nashville at St. Louis,TBD x-Sunday, May 7: St. Louis at Nashville,TBD x-Tuesday, May 9: Nashville at St. Louis,TBD

5: Nashville at St. Louis,TBD x-Sunday, May 7: St. Louis at Nashville,TBD x-Tuesday, May 9: Nashville
5: Nashville at St. Louis,TBD x-Sunday, May 7: St. Louis at Nashville,TBD x-Tuesday, May 9: Nashville
5: Nashville at St. Louis,TBD x-Sunday, May 7: St. Louis at Nashville,TBD x-Tuesday, May 9: Nashville

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being set aside for housing. “I do think we have an obligation,” Pine said while reading from last year’s cam- paign fliers. Increasing contributions will require cut- backs from other programs or commit- ments — which some questioned during Tuesday meeting. One of the proposals was to phase out the annual $5 million the county gives SamTrans. However, transit advocates, a SamTrans representative and Supervisor Carole Groom warned not to “rob Peter to pay Paul.” The county’s contribution was original- ly offered during the recession as a way to help SamTrans cover operational costs. Groom and SamTrans’ Chief Communications Officer Seamus Murphy noted the annual $5 million has been criti- cal to funding paratransit for the disabled. “I don’t view it as giving SamTrans extra money to balance their budget,” Groom said. “I view it as serving the most vulner- able population in our county and helping them get out of the house, and for the most part, going to medical appointments.”

Staff noted SamTrans is expected to see additional revenue from the recently approved statewide transportation-funding overhaul and gas tax increase. Murphy noted it will take time for those funds to accumulate and the county’s support has directly helped support paratransit servic- es, the need for which is expected to increase as the population ages. With supervisors seeming apprehensive about chopping the $5 million from SamTrans, other cutbacks will be needed. Pine questioned whether they could reduce the $18 million set aside in Measure K reserves, particularly as the county’s standard policy is to have just 10 percent. County Manager John Maltbie cautioned against significantly reducing reserves, noting $5 million is a fallback in case the local government is forced to pick up the tab should Congress affect the Affordable Care Act. Maltbie noted housing is a countywide issue and questioned whether there should be a discussion of how the cities them- selves could be asked to contribute. Otherwise, “it really places the burden on one government and one government alone to really deal with what is a county- wide problem,” Maltbie said. The county is being asked to consider supporting a range of housing solutions from tenant protection programs to new

construction. Affordable housing advo- cates and nonprofit representatives again attended this week’s meeting to urge the board to think critically and carefully on how it can assist. Another cutback the board is being asked to consider is in supervisors’ flexible dis- trict-specific Measure K expenditures. Typically, the five supervisors split about $3.5 million a year to spend in their terri- tories on a range of programs that in the past has included improvements to city parks and nonprofit shelters. One of the proposals was to reduce it to $1 million a year then reinstate the full amount if SamTrans’ contribution was phased out in two years. Supervisor David Canepa said he was reluctant to approve a reduction in those funds noting he “had a deep concern” as expenditures have benefited community programs. The options, which will likely be tweaked after Pine and Horsley work with Maltbie and nonprofit representatives, include setting aside at least $31.6 million for the Affordable Housing Fund. That amount is predicted to support requests from affordable housing builders for 600 units expected to close in the next two years, and predevelopment costs for anoth- er 800 residences, according to staff. Both options also include potentially

offering the nonprofit Housing Endowment and Regional Trust $5 million toward a new revolving loan pilot pro- gram. The biggest difference between the $40 million and $47.5 million two-year fund- ing proposals were whether to support rental preservation efforts. Staff noted the county is more effective in leveraging its dollars during new con- struction, which often relies on federal tax credits for affordable units. On average, the county contributes $36,000 per new unit, and more than $150,000 to preserve an existing unit, according to staff. Preservation typically involves a non- profit purchasing a property, improving or rehabilitating the building, then keeping the rents at below-market rates. Staff has since recommended further study on if there are more effective ways to leverage county expenditures in preservation transactions, and several supervisors have expressed mixed thoughts. Horsley agreed they should proceed cautiously, but noted assisting partner nonprofits in retaining existing units has its upsides. “The advantage is it’s immediate,” Horsley said, noting “oftentimes [new] development takes years.”

The board is slated to return and continue the discussion May 16.


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nomic development coordinators, was on the other end of the robot’s journey, having placed the sugary order. “I think this could be a really positive thing for San Carlos,” he said. Though Romo said the city is very excit- ed to welcome the robots, he also said city staff would remain focused on making sure residents are aware of the fleet of up to 12 robots at a time that will be roaming San Carlos streets as a part of a pilot program approved by the city in March. Alicia Haynie, general manager of the Laurel Street SusieCakes, also was looking forward to seeing how the public would respond to the influx of robots in the com-

ing weeks. She said deliveries through food delivery services such as Postmates and DoorDash account for some 25 percent of the orders her bakery receives, making the addition of robots to their fleet of couriers a natural next step in an area defined by tech- nology.

“Being in the Silicon Valley, the commu- nity can start to expect these types of things moving forward in the future,” she said.

After Haynie received Romo’s order from City Hall on the Postmates platform, she prepared a box of top-heavy cupcakes and gingerly placed them in the thermal cradle designed to maintain the temperature for restaurant and grocery store orders. Once she closed the robot’s top lid, the gleaming robot took off at a cool 4 mph. Though the machine may move more swiftly than its human counterparts, it seemed to consider

some of the obstacles on its quarter-mile journey to City Hall carefully. Pausing at driveways and waiting for cars to clear inter- sections before it crossed streets, the robot and its six wheels navigated Laurel Street and Cherry Street sidewalks and intersec- tions with caution.

Henry Harris-Burland, Starship Technologies’ vice president of marketing, said the company has found the robots excel with delivery routes that are 1.5 to 2 miles long and take 15-30 minutes to complete. For now, the robots will be accompanied by handlers, who can answer questions about robots and provide on-the-spot assistance should anything go awry.

Harris-Burland has been encouraged by the robot’s pilot program in Redwood City, which started in earnest earlier this year by integrating robots into the fleet of humans and vehicles delivering DoorDash and

Postmates orders in the city’s downtown. He said the company has received a particu- larly encouraging email saying the robots felt like a part of the Redwood City family, which he believes bodes well for the robot’s launch in San Carlos. “The residents are very welcoming of our technology, which we find very important,” he said. For Vivek Patel, Postmates’ vice presi- dent of Business Operations, who has now seen the robots deliver some 200 Postmates orders since they have added them to their fleets in Washington, D.C., and Redwood City, the opportunity to test the technolo- gy’s potential in yet another city is too good to pass. “I think San Carlos [is] very forward- thinking in terms of how can you make the city itself more modern, how can you part- ner with these companies to provide these services?” he said.

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Wednesday April 26, 2017


Mushroom, cheese burritos are perfect for meatless Mondays

By Sara Moulton


Mushroom and cheese burritos are a deli- cious vegetarian dish hearty enough to satis- fy even the most die-hard carnivore in your family: a burrito stuffed with portobello mushrooms, chiles and cheese. It’s perfect for meatless Mondays and — bonus! — all the ingredients are cooked together in a single rimmed sheet pan, which means cleanup is a snap. Those steaklike portobellos are the ingre- dient around which this recipe is built. Prepping them is a two-step process. First, clean the caps by wiping them with a wet paper towel. Second, use a spoon (a grapefruit spoon is best, if you have one) to scrape out the gills on the underside of the caps. (You want to lose the gills because they become soggy when cooked and stain everything black.) Watery as they are, mushrooms nonethe- less soak up additional liquid like a sponge. In this case, the flavorings are lime juice, minced garlic and cumin, all of which are absorbed by the portobellos while the rest of the vegetables are being broiled. First in the sheet pan is the poblano. You want to brown it lightly on all sides, which makes it easy to peel off its tough skin. (If you can’t find a poblano, you can replace it with a 1/2 small can of green chiles.) Then the onion, garlic and cherry tomatoes are broiled until slightly charred and tender. I chose cherry tomatoes because they may be small, but they boast the most tomato-y fla- vor when the big guys aren’t yet in season. All of these supporting vegetables are quick- ly chopped in a food processor while the mushrooms take their turn in the oven. The last step is to stir together all the veggies and wrap them in the tortillas. You’re welcome to make the vegetable mix- ture a day or two ahead of time and keep it covered and chilled until you’re ready to wrap it in the tortillas. I like to add sharp cheddar cheese to this recipe, but if your crowd is

sharp cheddar cheese to this recipe, but if your crowd is All the ingredients are cooked

All the ingredients are cooked together in a single rimmed sheet pan for these mushroom and cheese burritos, which means cleanup is a snap.

vegan, leave it out.


Start to finish: 1 hour 20 minutes Servings: 6 1 1/2 pounds Portobello mushrooms (about 6 medium to large)

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish

2 teaspoons ground cumin

3 garlic cloves, 2 left unpeeled and 1 minced Kosher salt

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil plus extra for oiling the poblano

1 large poblano (3 1/2-4 ounces) or half a 4 1/2-ounce can green chiles 3/4 pound large cherry tomatoes

1 medium onion, sliced 1/2-inch thick, and the slices separated

6 ounces coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese Six 8-inch flour tortillas

1 firm ripe avocado, cut into cubes

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/2 cup sour cream whisked together with

3 tablespoons water Hot sauce Place an oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat the broiler. Clean the mush- rooms; remove and discard the stems (or save them for another use such as vegetable stock); scrape out the gills with a spoon and discard them. Slice the caps in half and then slice them crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. In a large shallow bowl whisk together the lime juice, cumin, minced garlic and 1/4 tea- spoon salt until the salt is dissolved; whisk in 1/4 cup of the vegetable oil. Add the mush- rooms and stir well, making sure the mari- nade is well distributed. Set the mushrooms aside, stirring occasionally. On a rimmed sheet lined with foil pl ace the poblano, rubbed with oil, and broil it on the shelf in the top third of the oven, turning it

often, until it is lightly browned on all sides,

6 to 8 minutes. Transfer it to a bowl, cover

the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside

while you broil the other vegetables. On the sheet pan toss the tomatoes, onion slices and 2 unpeeled garlic cloves with the remaining tablespoon oil and a hefty pinch of salt. Spread the vegetables out in one layer. Set the pan on the shelf in the top third of the oven and broil the vegetables, turning them often, until the garlic is tender and the vegetables are browned around the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the tomatoes and onion to a food processor. Peel the garlic and add it to the processor. Add the mushrooms to the sheet pan and spread them out in one layer. Broil them, turning several times, until they are golden and tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. While the mushrooms are cooking, peel and seed the poblano and coarsely chop it. Add it to the processor and pulse the vegetables in the processor until they are medium-chopped. When the mushrooms are cooked add the chopped vegetables to the mushrooms and stir well (Note: if you are using the canned chiles in place of the poblano, add them at this point. Add salt to taste. Reduce the oven to 350 F. Arrange the tortillas on a cutting board, and working with one at a time sprinkle one- sixth of the cheese in a line from one edge of the tortilla to the other just below the center of the tortilla, spoon one-sixth of the filling on top of the cheese, spreading it evenly and roll up the tortilla tightly to enclose the fill- ing. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, cheese and filling. Arrange the filled tor- tillas, seam side down on the rimmed sheet pan, lined with a fresh piece of foil and bake them on the middle shelf of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Cut the tortillas in half crosswise and transfer 2 halves to each of 6 plates. Serve with the avocado, cilantro, sour cream, lime wedges, and hot sauce for garnish. Nutrition information per serving: 483 calories; 290 calories from fat; 32 g fat (10 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 42 mg cholesterol; 382 mg sodium; 37 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 15 g protein.

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22 Wednesday April 26, 2017



Grilled provencal chicken and peppers

By Katie Workman


I know some readers of this column grill

year-round. Some of you because you live in temperate climates, where winter just means putting on a light jacket to throw some burgers on, and some of you because you are die-hard grilling machines, who would chisel the ice off your charcoal bri- quettes to light a fire outdoors.

I fall into neither camp, though I am

enough of a grilling buff that as soon as the weather seems remotely cooperative, I grab those tongs and send my husband, Gary, out to fill up the propane tank (and yes, I know that for you hard-core grillers, the fact that I’m not using char- coal or hardwood makes me a pretender at best. But there’s a jolly, ample expanse between culinary perfection and every- day dinners, and I like to wander about

freely in that open space). If the weather isn’t cooperating, or if you are a city dweller, those nice grill pans, or even a panini press, can be called into serv- ice. Anyway, other than a nice soak in a lemony marinade, this chicken and pepper dish requires only a handful of ingredients, little skill and a small commitment of time by the fire. The result is colorful and gor- geous and flavorful and very healthful to boot. Serve with rice or any grains you are into at the moment. It’s a nice way to get both you and your grill reacquainted.


Start to finish: 7 hours (6 hours of mari- nating time) Serves 6 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts


red bell peppers


yellow bell peppers

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup minced shallots

2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

1/4 cup chopped black olives, like kala- mata

2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce, or to taste

Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Fresh thyme sprigs to serve Trim the chicken breasts and use a large sharp knife to cut them into three pieces, about 2 inches wide each. If the chicken breasts are very think, cut each of the pieces in half horizontally, so you have two thinner, small cutlets from each piece. Cut the bell peppers into 2-inch pieces, and discard the stem and seeds. In a large container or zipper top bag, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, shal-

lots, thyme, black olives, sriracha, and salt and pepper. Add the chicken and peppers to the mari- nade, making sure the marinade coats all of the ingredients. Cover and marinate for 6 to 12 hours in the refrigerator. Bring the chicken and peppers to room temperature while you heat the grill to medium high.

Remove the chicken and peppers from the marinade, and discard the marinade. Grill the chicken and the peppers for 4 or 5 minutes on each side, until nicely browned and cooked through. Serve the chicken and peppers hot or at room temperature, with the thyme sprigs tucked in. Nutritional information per serving: 381 calories; 204 calories from fat; 23 g fat (3

g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 110 mg choles- terol; 220 mg sodium; 8 g carbohydrate; 2

g fiber; 4 g sugar; 35 g protein.


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is proposed to be built on land near El Camino Real previously owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission pur- chased by the city’s former redevelopment agency. No decision is expected to be made at the upcoming council meeting, said City Manager Mike Futrell, but officials are hopeful the development will begin gain- ing momentum in coming months. Notable next steps include selecting an architectural firm to design the project according to feedback offered by residents, which Futrell said will most greatly affect the library as well as park and recreation facility. “We want to leave plenty of time for our

residents to voice their desires,” said Futrell. “We want meaningful input and dia- logue with our residents on what they would like.” Futrell said he expects the community outreach campaign will ramp up after the summer, as officials eye breaking ground on the project next fall. Financing for the development will come from the Measure W, the half-cent sales tax hike approved by voters in 2015. He said the city will likely need to bond against future tax earnings to build the project. The sales tax generated roughly $8 million last year, said Futrell, amounting to about $800,000 more than was initially anticipated. The measure was projected to earn about $210 million for the city over its 30-year life span. A portion of the rev- enue has been set aside for capital improve- ments pushed off during the Great Recession. Almost the entire project should be

the Great Recession. Almost the entire project should be financed through sales tax revenue, said Futrell,
the Great Recession. Almost the entire project should be financed through sales tax revenue, said Futrell,
the Great Recession. Almost the entire project should be financed through sales tax revenue, said Futrell,
the Great Recession. Almost the entire project should be financed through sales tax revenue, said Futrell,
the Great Recession. Almost the entire project should be financed through sales tax revenue, said Futrell,

financed through sales tax revenue, said Futrell, barring the contributions offered by foundations benefiting the library as well as parks and recreation departments. The city will apply for grants to offset costs as well. “There will likely be some outside fund- ing, as much as we can get,” Futrell said. “But the bulk of it will be Measure W, as that was its intended purpose.” Before the project can move ahead, Futrell said city officials must work with their col- leagues from the other local taxing agencies comprising the successor board to the rede- velopment agency, which must approve selling the land for redevelopment. Futrell said negotiations are going smoothly and anticipates the sale will be consummated in short order. “They know that we do need control of the land to move forward,” he said. “Our prom- ise to the oversight board is that the city will pay fair market value for the land.” Property purchase cost is built into the

$150 million price tag. Officials must craft and pass an environmental review document examining impacts of the project as well. Futrell said he expects the entire project will be built together in a single phase, should the development calendar move ahead as proposed. Advocates for the tax claimed the civic center project is primarily needed to replace the fire and police stations in the nearby Municipal Services Building, which are aging and no longer seismically sound. As officials eye the variety of efforts ahead, Futrell said it is imperative adequate time is left for the community to voice an opinion on design elements of the project. “We really want public input on what they want to see in that facility that they think will work for them best,” he said. The South San Francisco City Council meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive.





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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 Arbor Day Festivities. 9:30 a.m. Central Park, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo. Saint Matthew Catholic School student councilmembers will

Drop In Computer Help. 10 a.m. to

Beginning Chess for Adults. 10 a.m. to noon. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

be planting trees for Arbor Day near the flag pole. For more information email

noon. 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Come have questions answered about various types of

Career and Resources Fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood Shores. Free event for job seekers. Sponsored by Phase2Careers. Offers a variety of services: opportunity to meet local employers, free resume reviews, and

electronic devices. For more informa-

career workshops. For more informa-



tion visit

San Mateo Professional Alliance Networking Lunch. Noon to 1 p.m. Mimi’s Restaurant, San Mateo. For more information visit sanmateopro-

Peninsula Family Service Spanish Senior Peer Counseling Open House. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Become a Spanish Senior Peer

Counselor. Ages 55 and up. For more information contact 403-4300 ext.

The Giving Code: A 21st Century

Way, Palo Alto. For more information


Guide to Philanthropy. 6:30 p.m. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian

and to purchase tickets visit

Donuts, and Dunkin’, with Dave. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dunkin’ Donuts. 180 S. Airport Blvd., South San Francisco.

Join Supervisor Dave Pine for a cup


of coffee and doughnuts to share thoughts on San Mateo County

Financial Planning for First-Time Home Buyers. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. For more information call 697-7607 ext. 236.

Ten-Minute Website Makeovers. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 155 Bovet Road, Suite 201, San Mateo. $5. Get imme- diate feedback on whether or not

your website is the best sales tool. For more information contact 627-

8800 ext. 94402.

Mystery Book Club. 7 p.m. San

Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Free and open to the public. For more information call 591-0341 ext.


How Will Sea Level Rise Impact You, Your Family and Your Community? 7 p.m. Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Learn what sea level rise means for Burlingame and the Bay Area and how to make a difference.

No admission charge. Everyone eligi- ble for free raffle prize. Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council

of Burlingame. For more information


Wellness Wednesdays. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. New Leaf community class- room, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Program is every Wednesday and costs $5. For more



Electronics and Your Eyesight. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. New Leaf Community Classroom, 150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. $5. For more information email

Knitting with Arnie. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Free and open to the public. For more information call 591-0341 ext. 237.

Club Fox Blues Jam. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Featuring A.C. Myles. $7 cover charge. For more information visit

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 Redwood City Now and Then Snapchat Workshop and Photo Share. 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood city. Bring your photos of Redwood City Airport and learn how to use Snapchat. Free. For more information call 780-7035.

Presentation on Vision Loss and Aging. 10:30 a.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. For more information call


Disinheriting the IRS from Your Retirement Accounts. 10:30 a.m. 610 Elm St., San Carlos. Learn a five- step action plan to protect retire- ment savings from double taxation and more. For more information call


Teen Job and Volunteer Fair. 3:30

p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Belmont Library,