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Man held in death of beauty queen [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Man held in death of beauty queen Murder charges have been filed against East Los Angeles man Alex Velasquez in the stabbing death of Nau Elba Romo of Lincoln Heights. Ms. Romo, 20, was the reigning Miss' East Los Angeles, and was to have competed in the upcoming Miss California Beauty Pageant. Velasquez, 22, was a hospital orderly at Community Hospital of Los Angeles, 4801 E. Olympic Blvd., where Ms. Romo also worked. Velasquez first told police that three men burst into the emergency room at the hospital Sunday night, March 30, and stabbed Ms. Romo and himself. However, on further investigation his story did not check out, according to sheriff’s deputies, and physicians determined his four knife wounds were self-inflicted. Velasquez is now in custody at the USC-County Medical Center jail ward. NAU ELBA ROMO
New citizen [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
New citizen Dr. Uri D. Herscher, executive vice-president of the Hebrew Union College. welcomes newly-born Amy Thoch, shown with her parents Coong (center) and Ha, and their son, Tchi, 2, This Indochinese familyVorrivol In Los Angelos was sponsored by the college- 32nd and Hoover Sts,, and Its faculty and staff aided them in finding hbus'ng and the father in getting a job with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
Your Social Security [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Your Social Security By Irene Lopez People receiving social security benefits who earned more than the annual exempt amount in wages or self-employment during 1979, have until Apr. 15, to file an annual report of their earnings. The 1979 annual exempt amount was $3,480 tor people under 65 all of the year and $4,500 for people 65 or over. In general, a person has $1 in benefits withheld for each $2 of annual earnings over the exempt amount. The annual report is used by the Social Security Administration to determine whether the person received the correct amount of benefits during 1979. If too much or too little was paid, any adjustment necessary is made after the annual report is received. A special monthly test is used during a person’s first year of retirement. Under this test, a person can receive a benefit for a month in which he or she did little or no work regardless of total annual earnings. This monthly test can be used only In the person's first year of retirement. Most peo...
State honors [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
State honors Robert Levinson (fight), chief of Hoffman Bros. Racking Co. on S, Soto St., receives State Senate resolution citing his humanitorianism from James L. Shelton, administrative assistant to Sen. Bill Greene. Presentation was mode in Beverly Hilton at annual ball sponsored by Ida Mayor Cummings Auxiliary of Jewish Homes for the Aged of Greater LA., which honored Levinson as "Man of the Year." He also was notified by Congressman Henry A. Waxman that his accomplishments for ' the needy of all ages and bqtkgrounds" was being entered iqto the Congressional Record.
Profile of artist on show [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Profile of artist on show “The Reality and Hallucinations of Jose Luis Cuevas,” a portrait of the renowned contemporary Mexican artist, airs on "! Presente I,” Saturday, April 12 (4 to 4:30 p.m.), on KCET, Chahnel 28. The program, narrated by actor Jose Ferrer, will be simulcast in Spanish on KPFK(9O.7FM). ..Cuevas says his drawings are reflections of his dreams and remembrances of things past. He uses a variety of techniques and has been drawing since the age of five. “I am obsessed with my own likeness,’’ says Cuevas. A large mirror is kept next to his antique Victorian bed and each morning Cuevas sketches himself upon awakening. He did his first self-portrait at the age of ten and his likeness often shows up In his work. Cuevas first gained international attention in 1954 with an exhibit in Washington, D.C., his first held outside Mexico. His work was highly acclaimed and he was lauded by the press, Including Time magazine, the Washington Post and the Washington Star. Other shows...
Soccer team loses state cup game [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Soccer team loses state cup game The East L.A. Diablo Youth Soccer team was Ideated by the La Jolla Nomads 1-0 &amp;i the first round of the recent Calif, youth Soccer Asso. State Cup: The loss elminiated the Diablos from further competition. In an exhibtion game played March 30, the Diablos were defeated by the West Covina Cougars 2-1. The team travelled to Ventura Sunday in hopes of ending their two game losing streak. The Diablos have struggled lately, winning one of their last eight tries. Their overall record stands at 10-5-6.
Roosevelt club helps community [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Roosevelt club helps community If anyone needs any proof that today’s youth cares about the community they live In, that person needs only to look at Roosevelt High's Keywanettes as an example. The student group helped provide turkeys and food baskets to needy families last Thanksgiving. Before the Christmas holidays, they took care of the school’s homeroom decorating contest. ‘ “This helped bring out the Christmas spirit,” said Ms. Cynthia Augstine, the club’s faculty adviser. This week the group is winding up an Easter food drive designed to help local families in need. According to RHS Assistant Principal A 1 Cobos, the club is "one of the. finest groups in our school. The Thanksgiving food basket drive they had for the' needy was incredible.” Ms. Augustine said that the girls who make up the club have done very well in helping the community, especially since there are only four of them this semester. They are Patty Rosales and Daisy Lopez, both Juniors; along with Lety Medina an...
Report on Hispanic jobless rate [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Report on Hispanic jobless rate Among workers of Hispanic origin, Puerto Ricans have the highest unemployment rate (10.5 percent), followed by workers of Mexican origin (9.1 percent), and the lowest Hispanic rate is for Cubans (6.6 percent), according to a new quar- 1 terly report of the U.S. Labor Department. The report is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is called "Employment in Perspective: Minority Workers." The quarterly series will focus on labor market developments among persona of Hispanic origin and blacks. In announcing the new series. Commissioner of Labor Statistics Janet L. Norwood said the reports are part of the bureau's effort to increase public awareness of the special employment problems of Hispanics and blacks. In the fourth quarter of 1979, a greater proportion of unemployed blacks than Hispanics were new entrants or reentrants into the labor force, according to the report JOn the other hand, Hispanics were much 'more likely than blacks to be job l...
File drunk driving charge on Snyder [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
File drunk driving charge on Snyder Councilman Art Snydef will stand trial June 9 on a single count of misdemeanor drunk driving, and will request a jury hear the case. Charge was filed by the district attorney's office, after a week-long investigation. Snyder, through an attorney, pleaded not guilty on Friday. According to a statement issued Thursday by the DA’s office, the police report said that Snyder failed to pass physical coordination tests administered at the scene by officers, and later registered readings of .10 and .12 percent on a “gas chromatograph intoximeter,” commonly known as a breathalyzer. According to the DA’s statement, “A person ihay be considered legally under the influence of alcohol when this breathtest reading is .10 percent or above.” The ,t*fSlT'-*vill be prosecuted by deputy district attorney Michael Byrne, of the DA’s special investigations division. PENALTIES Penalties For Snyder if convicted as a first offender could range from imprisonment in county ...
Unveil new city budget [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Unveil new city budget Mayor Tom Bradley Wednesday unveiled a $1.28 billion city budget which is in' "balance with no new taxes. The mayor told newsmen that the budget does not take into account the possible effects of the passage of Prop. 9, the Jarvis income tax cut measure, or of any cuts in federal funding due to president Jimmy Carter’s drive to balance the budget. Bradley said the proposed budget reflects an increase of 12.2 percent over the current city spending program, less than the inflation rate of 17 percent. The mayor said he provided funding for 50 additional police officers, the purchase of 586 police vehicles, and put in money for an additional 112 firefighters and 64 paramedics. TRASH Also funded are 69 new one-person trash collection trucks, to improve productivity, and hiring of additional staff to cope with increase amounts of household refuse. Bradley said his budget will maintain service hours for the public at city libraries, and provides additional funds to p...
Community day set at Cal State [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Community day set at Cal State Seminars on coping, the middle east, the contemporary political scene, and the ministry are highlights of th 11th annual Community Day on Campus, Wednesday, April 16, at California State University, Los Angeles. The program is open to the public without cost starting at 9 a.m. in the University Student Union. Seminar leaders will include Dr. Edmond C. Hallberg, an expert on stress and coping who coordinates a mid-life counseling program for men and women at Cal State L.A.; Dr. Daniel N. Crecelius, an internationally recognized authority on the middle east who was the first Western scholar given permission to examine documents essential to research on Islmaic instututions; Dr. Tulley E. Warren, a specialist in Americaif politics and the legislative process who will share observations of the current local and national political picture; and Dr. Daniel Towler, long associated with the United Methodist Church ministry at Cal State L.A. who will discuss the...
Feeding an army [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Feeding an army The East Lps Angeles Child Nutrition Center, 2310 Charlotte Street, will be feeding 50me,50,000 children a day when it is in full operation. The center is beginning with 13,000 meals a day. It is 43,000 square feel, cost $5.5 million and houses 48 employees, preparing food which is driven in refrigerated trucks to the schools for heating.
Housing developers sought by city [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Housing developers sought by city The state housing finance agency arid the city’s community development department are cooperating in an effort to find housing project developers to build housing for lowincome tenants throughout the city. Initially, the effort is seeking developers for 205 units, but eventually it is hoped that 1327 units will be built this year, according to community development department housing director Kathleen Connell.,., The state housing finance agency will be funding the first 205 units with below market mortgages for developers, by selling bonds to cover the low interest rates. The city assistance will consist of $4.4 million in federal funds to provide subsidy for purchase of property, and to provide the services of a housing expeditor to help project sponsors with obtaining building permits: RENT AID Also, according to Connell, when the units are completed “HUD will assist low-income, tenants of the finished properties by paying the difference between ...
Seek grant for followup on TB tests [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Seek grant for followup on TB tests Supervisor Ed Edelman announced today that the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has applied for a $260,000 grant from the U.S. Public Health Service to Intensify its TB control follow-up srvices in the Central Region. “It is vital that we strengthen our tuberculosis services through a followup program that assures continuity of care for the victim of TB and at the same time protects the health of the entire community,” Supervisor Edelman said. He said that the need for an intensified program, using bilingual personnel to work with minority groups, is particularly needed in the Central Region where the TB rate is five times greater than the county area. He said that the Department of Health Services anticipates a 30-50 per cent positive TB reactin in skin testing among ,Jhe minority community, and that five to ten per cent of this group is likely to develop active TV at some point in their lives. However, preventive drug therapy for...
School start date back to Sept. 15 [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
School start date back to Sept. 15 The school board Monday night changed signals and decided to start school on Sept. 15 after all. The board had voted a Sept. 22 start date; but John Greenwood, who sponsored the change, said the proposal had met with some disapproval from members of United Teachers of Los Angeles. The teachers would have had to approve the new date. In order to remove uncertainty on the matter, the board voted to return to the original calendar while -continuing discussion on pushing the start date later into September.
Padrinos reception Saturday [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Padrinos reception Saturday Assemblyman Art .Torres, chairman of the Assembly Health Committee, wijl be the special guest of Los Padrinos at a reception-dance honoring the statewide community service organization. The date is Satureday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the new banquet room of Rudy's Pasta House, located at 6047 E. Olympic Blvd. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and dancing will be offered at the reception. ® For information, call 7211234 days, or 350-0933 evenings.
Health fairs set in area [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Health fairs set in area Two health fairs have been scheduled for the local community, on April 13 and April 19. The April 13 event will be held at White Memorial Hospital, 1720 Brooklyn Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The April 19 fair will be at the East' Los Angeles Neighborhood Center, 122 N. Sunol Drive, during the same hours. The fairs are sponsored by KNBC Channel 4, Fed Mart Corporation ,and the American Red Cross. SERVICES Free services and tests are offered for health history, height, weight, blood pressure, anemia, vision and preventive health counseling. For a nominal fee, participants can take a blood test to check for cholesterol, diabetes, liver and kidney functions, and 20 other blood chemistries. At some locations, screening for hearing, dental health and podiatry are offered. Community health fairs are provided with nursing, medical expertise and equipment by more than 40 hospitals, members of the Hospital Council of Southern California. The Dos Angeles County Departm...
Reductions needed in school spending Guts could double if 69’ passes [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 9 April 1980
Reductions needed in school spending Guts could double if 6 9’ passes By Charles Cooper A minimum of $60.7 million in budget reductions will have to be made to bring next’s years school district spending program in line with anticipate#- revenues, the school board was told, Monday by budget director Richard Caldwell. The cuts would be needed whether or not state Proposition 9, which would cut thf income tax, is approved. If 9 passes, substantially greater cuts are likely, though hard information about how much the district’s money would be reduced is not yet available. However, independent analysis director John Mockler told the board that his best advice to them would be to prepare for at least an additional $6O million in cuts, bringing to $l2O million the reductions needed. The overall budget recommendation of $1.71 billion, (reflecting the $6O million cuts) is an increase of less than 2 percent over last year’s adjusted final budget of $1.68 billion. The general fund portion of ...