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  www.smdailyjournal.com Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula On Measure Revitalize our Downtown Paid for by Yes for San Bruno - Supporting Measure N, FPPC#1370028 LARGE DEATH TOLL WORLD PAGE 31 LINCECUM HASBACK CHECKED SPORTSPAGE 11 ‘LAGGIES’ BREAKSFROM CONVENTION WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 17 COALITION AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA KILLED OVER 500 By Angela Swartz DAILY JOURNAL STAFF After the contentious resignation of abeloved principal in December 2013 and anaftermath of staff complaining about a poorwork environment, Taylor Middle School’snew permanent principal ultimately onlylasted eight school days.Alicia Magallanes was put on leave Sept.11 and the Millbrae Elementary SchoolDistrict Board of Trustees announced out of a closed session meeting Tuesday she willnot be returning, said Superintendent LindaLuna. The district is hoping to have a new prin-cipal begin Jan. 5. The district cannot gointo further details about Magallanes’release since it is a personnel matter, Lunaadded.“We will be doing a search,” Luna said.“They’re (the students) in good hands andwe’ve had a really good start to the schoolyear. … We want the best fit and the bestmatch to serve the staff and the students atTaylor.” Teachers are disappointed that they arestill without a principal almost a yearafter the very popular principal, LesleyMartin, resigned, said Taylor mathteacher Debra Argenbright.“The teachers were told very little aboutthe specifics of this matter, and the teacherswere really not involved in her hiring,”Argenbright wrote in an email. “I believethat there was only one teacher on the inter-view panel, although many teachers wouldhave liked to be on the interview panel for Millbrae school principal lasts justeight days District says Taylor Middle School administrator won’t be returning, teachers disappointed Sequoiateachersget raise Four percent hike means everyonepleased with negotiation outcome By Angela Swartz DAILY JOURNAL STAFF A 4 percent raise is coming to Sequoia Union High SchoolDistrict teachers, who are pleased with the salary change.The new contract, ratified Wednesday night by the schoolboard, includes a 2 percent salary increase on the salaryschedule, retroactive to July 1 and a 2 percent off-schedulebonus for the 2014-15 school year. The vote was unani-mous, but board Vice President Olivia Martinez was absent.The previous contract between the district and the SequoiaDistrict Teachers’ Association, or SDTA, expired on June30.“SDTA is very happy to have settled on a two-year agree-ment with the district that safeguards many important work-ing conditions through 2016,” wrote SDTA President EdithSalvatore President in an email. “We’re glad to be able to South City restricts payday lenders Youth group wanted more from the zoning amendment By Angela Swartz DAILY JOURNAL STAFF Students who helped develop South City’s newest zoningordinance amendment to limit payday lenders are upset withwhat they see as the city not taking a stronger stand on theissue.The Youth Leadership Institute rallied Wednesday nightbefore a council meeting asking the city to extend therestriction of check cashing businesses, payday lenders, By Sanne Bergh DAILY JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT Christine Coffey had seen brochuresfor Rebuilding Together Peninsula dis-played on tables at the San CarlosLibrary where she regularly volun-teers. It advertised free-of-chargerepairs, but Coffey didn’t think her sit-uation was applicable. Still, she brought one home but keptit on her kitchen table for a year. Living with multiple sclerosis since1994, Coffey needed to retire earlyfrom her job working in small claimsfor San Mateo County. The organiza-tion appealed to Coffey because itadvertised free repairs for low-incomehomeowners. Her home in San Carloshad fallen into disrepair since herretirement, and maintenance fell out of her hands since her two grown sonshad moved out — so she was hopeful.At the encouragement of her friend,she finally filled out an applicationbefore becoming a recipient of servic-es this spring. Annel Aguayo, spokeswoman forRebuilding Together Peninsula, saidthe organization is unique because it isone of few that does full roof repair freeof charge, a very costly and labor-intensive job. “One of the biggest things that theydid for me was install a wheelchairramp,” Coffey said. The organization also repaired herbroken windows, replaced the roof,which had issues with leaking, andremoved debris from the yard. “It’s been an amazing experience.They did tons of stuff. It feels like awhole new place. It’s brighter, morecheerful and safe,” Coffey said. “Theymade me feel really special.”Coffey is one of hundreds of home-owners who have had their housesrepaired by Rebuilding TogetherPeninsula over the last 25 years. Theorganization recognizes the needs of low-income homeowners who haveseen their homes fall into disrepair dueto illness, aging or job loss. “We genuinely care about the peoplewe help,” Aguayo said. Twenty-five years of housing help Rebuilding Together Peninsula commemoratessilver anniversary SANNE BERGH/DAILY JOURNAL Christine Coffey in her San Carlos home that received renovation help from Rebuilding Together Peninsula this spring. Therepairs helped her be able to stay in her home after she retired. See RAISES , Page 22 See LENDERS , Page 23 See HELP , Page 22 See TAYLOR , Page 23 Friday ã Oct. 24, 2014 ã Vol XV, Edition 59  Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor SALT LAKE CITY — A series of col-orful, eerie faces painted on rocks insome of the West’s most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked aninvestigation by authorities and a furoronline.National Park Service agents havefound the images at five parks inCalifornia, Utah and Oregon so far, andPark Service spokesman Jeffrey Olsonsaid the vandalism could lead to felonycharges for the person responsible. The images appear to come from aNew York state woman traveling acrossthe West this summer and documentingher work on Instagram and Tumblr, saidCasey Schreiner of modernhiker.com,whose blog post tipped off authorities. The investigation also is the subjectof well-trafficked Reddit threads, withpeople railing against the drawings asthe defacing of irreplaceable naturallandscapes. “You’re seeing this emotionalresponse of people who feel likethey’ve been kicked in the gut,”Schreiner said. It’s not the first time vandalism inparks has been documented on socialmedia. Last year in Utah, two BoyScout leaders caused an online uproarwhen they recorded themselves top-pling an ancient rock formation atGoblin Valley State Park and posted iton YouTube. But in this case, the woman appearsto consider the work an artistic expres-sion, Schreiner said. One photograph online shows apainting of a woman’s face on a rockoutcropping against the panoramicsweep of Oregon’s Crater Lake NationalPark. In another, a line drawing of awoman smoking a cigarette appears onred rock in Utah’s Canyonlands. It isabout the size of a backpack.The images appear to have beenpainted with acrylic paint or drawn withmarker, Schreiner said. He took screen Tuesday shots of seven images from Instagram andTumblr accounts under the handle“creepytings.” The accounts later weremade private or taken down. Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 yearsago, scientists found bones of twolarge, powerful dinosaur arms inMongolia and figured they had discov-ered a fearsome critter with killer claws.Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptionsfor it: goofy and weird.The beast probably lumbered alongon two legs like a cross between TVdinosaur Barney and Jar Jar Binks of Star Wars fame. It was 16 feet tall and36 feet long, weighing seven tons,with a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back. Throw in thosekiller claws, tufts of feathers here andthere, and no teeth — and try not tosnicker.And if that’s not enough, it ate like agiant vacuum cleaner.That’s Deinocheirus mirificus, whichmeans “terrible hands that look pecu-liar.” It is newly reimagined after a fullskeleton was found in Mongolia anddescribed in a paper released Wednesdayby the journal Nature. Some 70 millionyears old, it’s an ancestral relative of the modern ostrich and belongs to thedinosaur family often called ostrichdinosaurs.“Deinocheirus turned out to be onethe weirdest dinosaurs beyond ourimagination,” study lead author Yuong-Nam Lee, director of the GeologicalMuseum in Daejeon, South Korea, saidin an email.When scientists in 1965 found thefirst forearm bones — nearly 8 feetlong — many of them envisioned “acreature that would strike terror in peo-ple,” said University of Marylanddinosaur expert Thomas Holtz Jr, whowasn’t part of the study. “Now it’s acreature that would strike bemusement,amazement.”And yes, he said, “it’s pretty goofy.”The find is tremendous but is a cau-tionary tale about jumping to conclu-sions without enough evidence, saidUniversity of Chicago dinosaur expertPaul Sereno, who wasn’t part of the dis-covery. FOR THE RECORD2 Friday ã Oct. 24, 2014  THE DAILY JOURNAL The San Mateo Daily Journal 800 S. Claremont St., Suite 210, San Mateo, CA 94402 Publisher: Jerry LeeEditor in Chief: Jon Mays  jerry@smdailyjournal.comjon@smdailyjournal.comsmdailyjournal.comscribd.com/smdailyjournaltwitter.com/smdailyjournalfacebook.com/smdailyjournalPhone:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day 1939 Benny Goodman and His Orchestrarecorded their signature theme, “Let’sDance,” for Columbia Records in NewYork. DuPont began publicly sellingits nylon stockings in Wilmington,Delaware. “You need not wonder whether you should have an unreliable person as a friend. An unreliable person is nobody’s friend.” — Idries Shah, Indian-born author (1924-1996) Actor F. MurrayAbraham is 75. R&B singer Drakeis 28. Birthdays REUTERS Dancers attend a dress rehearsal for the new grand show ‘THE WYLD’ at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany. Friday...Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Highs in the upper60s. Southeast winds around 5mph...Becoming southwest in the after-noon.Friday night...Mostly cloudy. A slightchance of rain after midnight. Lows in theupper 50s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.Saturday...Rain likely in the morning...Then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwinds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the morning.Chance of precipitation 60 percent.Saturday night...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becom-ing partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 30percent. Local Weather Forecast In 1537 , Jane Seymour, the third wife of England’s KingHenry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward,later King Edward VI. In 1648,  the Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty YearsWar and effectively destroyed the Holy Roman Empire. In 1861,  the first transcontinental telegraph message wassent by Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California fromSan Francisco to President Abraham Lincoln inWashington, D.C., over a line built by the Western UnionTelegraph Co. In 1936 , the short story “The Devil and Daniel Webster”by Stephen Vincent Benet was published in The SaturdayEvening Post. In 1940,  the 40-hour work week went into effect under theFair Labor Standards Act of 1938. In 1952,  Republican presidential candidate Dwight D.Eisenhower declared in Detroit, “I shall go to Korea” as hepromised to end the conflict. (He made the visit over amonth later.) In 1962,  a naval quarantine of Cuba ordered by PresidentJohn F. Kennedy went into effect during the missile crisis. In 1964,  Northern Rhodesia became the independentRepublic of Zambia. In 1972,  Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who’d brokenMajor League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947, died inStamford, Connecticut, at age 53. In 1987 , 30 years after it was expelled, the Teamstersunion was welcomed back into the AFL-CIO. (However, theTeamsters disafilliated themselves from the AFL-CIO in2005.) In other news ... (Answers tomorrow)STASH FABLE PASTRYPUTTERYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:He wanted to follow the instructions forinstalling the new staircase — STEPBYSTEPNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon. THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words. THACCDRABNTHIREMBLAMEG  ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLCAll Rights Reserved.    C   h  e  c   k  o  u   t   t   h  e  n  e  w ,   f  r  e  e   J   U   S   T   J   U   M   B   L   E  a  p  p A: Football Hall-of-Famer Y.A. Tittle is 88. Rock musicianBill Wyman is 78. Movie director-screenwriter David S. Wardis 69. Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume is 66. Countrymusician Billy Thomas (Terry McBride and the Ride) is 61.Actor Doug Davidson is 60. Actor B.D. Wong is 54. SingerMichael Trent (Americana duo Shovels & Rope) is 37. Rockmusician Ben Gillies (Silverchair) is 35. Singer-actressMonica Arnold is 34. Actress-comedian Casey Wilson is 34.Rhythm-and-blues singer Adrienne Bailon (3lw) is 31. ActorTim Pocock is 29. Actress Shenae Grimes is 25. Actress ElizaTaylor is 25. Olympic gold medal gymnast Kyla Ross is 18. Lotto  The Daily Derby race winners are Winning Spirit,No.9, in first place; Money Bags, No.11, in secondplace; and Lucky Charms No. 12, in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:42.03. 5 6 85 35 37 41 66 11 Meganumber Oct. 21 Mega Millions 29 30 40 42 40 16 Powerball Oct. 22 Powerball 3 8 17 27 29 Fantasy FiveDaily three midday 33 1 3 Daily Four 0 5 3 Daily three evening 2 20 25 32 33 26 Meganumber Oct. 22 Super Lotto Plus  3 Friday ã Oct. 24, 2014  THE DAILY JOURNAL LOCAL SAN CARLOS Arrest . A 62-year-old man was arrested afterhe was found in possession of a controlledsubstance and drug paraphernalia and fordriving under the influence on HowardAvenue before 2:21 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.19. Arrest . A 37-year-old man was arrested fordriving under the influence with a suspendedlicense on Carmelita Drive before 3:13 p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 18. Arrest . A woman was arrested for beingdrunk in public on Cedar Street andGreenwood Avenue before 11:35 p.m.Monday, Oct. 13. Major injury accident . A traffic accidentoccurred on Devonshire and San Carlosavenues before 2:18 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Vandalism . Vandalism occurred on the1800 block of El Camino Real before 3:01p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. REDWOOD CITY Stolen vehicle. A Harley-Davidsonmotorcycle was stolen on Oracle Parkwaybefore 7:36 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Identity theft. Credit card informationwas stolen and used to make purchases onWoodside Road before 11:23 a.m. Tuesday,Oct. 21. Minor injury accident . A pedestrian wasfound semiconscious after being struck by avehicle on Brewster Avenue before 8:05 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 21. Suspicious person . A woman said she wasbeing followed by an unknown man onBroadway and Winslow Street before 12:06a.m. Monday, Oct. 20. Petty theft . A bicycle was stolen onMiddlefield Road before 1:10 a.m. Monday,Oct. 20. Police reports Down and out A man was arrested after being foundlying on the floor in a puddle of urine onRoosevelt Avenue in Redwood Citybefore 4:06 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. By Angela Swartz DAILY JOURNAL STAFF A tradition since 1941, this weekend ush-ers in the second week of Daly City’s GrandNational Livestock Exposition, HorseShow and Rodeo.One can relive the Old West at the CowPalace with a rodeo that features 600 plusprofessional cowboys who compete in theseven rodeo events for championshippoints.“It’s family entertainment for all ages,”said Grand National Manager Seth Doulton.“There’s lots of horses to see. It’s just a lotof fun. Some of the top cowboys in theUnited States will be here and pay out about$300,000 in prize money.”At the Livestock Show, exhibitors willenter their best stock competing for topprize money and the Holy Grail, the honorof showing a Grand National Champion.Oct. 18 was Cattlemen’s Night and HarrisRanch provided ribeyes for more than 1,000cattlemen who came to honor this year’sLivestock person of the year, GilbertAguirre from San Juan Capistrano. “This was my third trip to the GrandNational and it was a great experience and Ilove the agricultural education message thatmost rodeos don’t bother to push,” saidevent announcer Anthony Lucia in a pressrelease.Another highlight is performances fromBobby Kerr of the Professional MustangSpecialty Act of Hico, Texas. He performstricks with various mustang horses. He hasbeen training horses for more than 40 yearsand decided to enter the Supreme MustangMakeover, which involves training wildhorses for 120 days before having them per-form in a sophisticated competition. Kerrdecided to take his award-winning mustangson the road and now is performing in morethan 70 rodeo performances across theUnited States. He is also the founder of theTexas Cowboy Hall of Fame located in theFort Worth Stockyards. He will be perform-ing 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and Oct. 25.One can also shop at the marketplace,taste some award-winning barbecue andenjoy the Cow Palace Saloon. Wine tastingswill come from Hearst Ranch Winery. Musicwill come from the country group Geoff Miller Band and there will be bronco riding.There will even be a rabbit show bothSaturday and Sunday.The Cow Palace is located at 2600 GenevaAve. in Daly City. Go to grandnational-rodeo.com or call (415) 404-4100 for tick-ets. Barbecue dinner begins at 5 p.m. Therodeo wraps up Sunday. angela@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 105 Last chance to see Grand National Rodeo Final weekend to see hundreds of professional cowboys in Daly City   A rodeo clown distracts a bull at the Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show andRodeo at the Cow Palace.  4 Friday ã Oct. 24, 2014  THE DAILY JOURNAL LOCAL Endora ‘Binky’ Theresa Jones Endora “Binky” Theresa Jones Peter diedOct. 4, 2014, in Grass Valley, California. She was 48.Endora was born in SanFrancisco Sept. 17,1966, lived for a timeduring her teenage yearsin North San Juan, and invarious locations in theBay Area as an adultincluding San Bruno.She owned a hair salon“Beauty by the Beach” in Pacifica. Shelived her last year of life with her sister inNorth San Juan. An avid 49ers and Giantsfan, Binky was known for her generousnature, her wicked sense of humor and herconstant smile.She is survived by her sister, VivianFlores Dow of North San Juan, brothersArthur Flores of Las Vegas, Nevada, Errol J.Flores of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Markand Michael Jones of the Bay Area, andJosh Jones of Grass Valley, as well asnumerous nieces, nephews, cousins andfriends. She was preceded in death by hermother Marcelena Alcisto Flores Jones andher brother Clifford Noel Flores.“Binky, may you rest eternally in loveand light. You are dearly missed.”There will be a celebration of life forEndora at a private residence in Sacramentonoon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1. Vernon Alley Vernon Alley, born April 25, 1916, diedAug. 6, 2014, peacefully surrounded byfamily. He tied his dad, who also lived to 98.He was preceded in death by his wife Kay.He is survived by his children Susan Ross(Mike), Brian Alley (Stephanie) andRochelle Logan (Tom), six grandchildrenand 10 great-grandchildren. He was born in Marinette, Wisconsin,and migrated with his family to Californiain 1949. “Vern and Kay” raised their familyin San Bruno before relocating in theirlater years to Acampo. “He and Kay will always be fondlyremembered as the glue of the extendedfamily, providing strength and supportthrough the years.”He proudly started his machine serviceand industrial tool business, AlleyIndustrial Supply, in 1970. Vernon was amaster mason, Burlingame Lodge No. 400,past patron of the Crystal Springs Chapterof the Order of the Eastern Star. He servedin World War II.Many will remember him as the fun-lov-ing king of the one-liner and for his quietresilience. A memorial service is being planned 11a.m. Oct. 26 at St John’s United Church,408 San Anselmo N., San Bruno, CA94066In lieu of flowers, the family prefersdonations in memory of Vernon to St.John’s Church. Anthony ‘Tony’ Joseph Fena Anthony “Tony” Joseph Fena, longtimeresident of San Mateo, died Saturday, Oct.18, 2014. Tony was bornon June 2, 1981, son of the late Mary Fena. He issurvived by his twin sis-ter Rachel Fena, AuntNancy Fena, Uncle Frankand Aunt Sue Fena, UncleBill and Betty Blumer,cousin/best friend RyanLee and many,many more cousins, second cousins andfriends that loved him dearly.Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 25,2014, at Skylawn Memorial Park at StateRoute 92 and Skyline Boulevard in SanMateo with a celebration of life following.In lieu of flowers, his family wouldappreciate donations to KARA (650) 321-5272, kara-grief.org or AmericanAssociation for Suicide Preventionwww.afsp.org.The campaign “Yeson Measure H,” thegroup in support of Measure H, the SanMateo CommunityCollege District’s $388 million facilitiesbond measure, raised$116,500, according tocampaign finance docu-ments for the period ending Oct. 18. Todate, the campaign has raised $284,100this year, while spending $174,508.49this year. During this period, $158,140.09 wasspent on items such as mailers, a campaignadvertisement and a totalpayment of $151,428 forcampaign literature andmailings. During the peri-od of Oct. 1- Oct. 18, the San Mateo CountyCommunity CollegeFoundation gave$50,000, the HenselPhelps ConstructionCompany gave $25,000, Robert A.Bothman Construction gave $20,000and there were other smaller donationsfrom groups like the NorthernCalifornia Carpenterr RegionalCouncil. Obituaries By Michelle Durand DAILY JOURNAL STAFF San Carlos decreased its municipal water useby 20 percent as requested by the governorbut is looking at declaring an emergency toallow conservation and rationing measures. Under a proposal coming before it Mondaynight, the City Council would grant itself theauthority to establish a water shortage emer-gency which triggers actions like restrictionsand citations for violators. For the city todeclare its own water shortage emergency,either the governor or local water utility musthave first declared their own. Gov. JerryBrown did so in January with a voluntary callfor water cutbacks and local San Carlos sup-plier California Water Company followedsuit.Cal Water is receiving calls from residentsabout water wasters but limited resourcesleave it unable to proactively seek out waterwaste or implement fines, city attorney GregRubens said.Once the ordinance is in effect, the councilcan move ahead with imposing its list of measures, Rubens said.The city’s ordinance would step in with itsown restrictions and give authority to peaceofficers and some city workers to issue cita-tions which are punishable as infractions.The ordinance also includes provision forexemptions and an appeals process.During a water emergency in San Carlos,vehicle washing is banned unless a shut-off nozzle or similar equipment is used as is usingwater in a way that runs off. Landscape water-ing will be prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.and customers risk citations if they’ve beennotified in writing to repair defective plumb-ing or irrigation and fails to do so within fivebusiness days. Water use is also banned forwashing hard surface areas like driveways,filling decorative water features or operating acar wash unless the water is recirculated orrecycled. Restaurants will also not serve water unlessrequested and other uses could be determinedwasteful by the Public Works director or pub-lic utility.San Carlos’ drought response comes on theheels of other Peninsula cities like RedwoodCity that have also implemented water preser-vation measures. The San Carlos City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at City Hall, 600 Elm St.,San Carlos. San Carlos preparing todeclare water emergency

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