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56% higher Gas bills zoom as users fume [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
56% higher Gas bills zoom as users fume By Sheryl Johansen Southern California Gas Company customers upset by their December billing are in for even more bad news on their January bill. The Public Utilities Commission Tuesday approved a rate hike of 1.176 per therm, or about $1.32 a month for the average residential customer. Rates for December were already 56 percent higher . than rates for December, 1978. However, without relatively warm December weather last month the bills would have even been higher. Tom Sanger, spokesman for Southern California Gas, said the average customer paid $22.71 for 112 therms in December, 1978. This December that figure was closer to $3O. The reason, he said, is increased cost of natural gas. 3 INCREASES “The PUC approved three rate increases last year,” he said. “And all the increases went straight into buying more gas, not into profits.” The price of natural gas has increased, he said, because of government deregulation passed in 1978. The action li...
Graduation awards event scheduled [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Graduation awards event scheduled East Los Angeles College will honor 489 candidates for tall semester graduation at the semiannual Graduation Awards Brunch to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Arthur J. Baum Student Center on campus. The public is invited to attend the brunch and tickets may be purchased in advance at the Fiscal Office or at the door. Cost is *3.50 per person. Entertainment for the event will be provided by the ELA . College Jazz
Sidewalk superintendent [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Sidewalk superintendent Breed Street Elementary, 2226 East Third St., has a new coat of paint on the walls around the school thanks in part to Roberta Weintroob, president of the Los Angeles City Board of Education and Superintendent William Johnston. The painting is part of a war on graffiti that is underway throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Dr. Johnston finished his chore with the paint roller and is shown giving expert advise to Mrs, Weihtraub, School district painter, with full equipment completed the work including sandblasting the concrete sidewalks around the school The anti-graffiti battle at the schools is being won with the help of students, according to the^yuperintondenf.
Hearing on junk food set [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Hearing on junk food set A public hearing will be held Feb, 7 at Hollenbeck Junior High School on the sale of so-called “junk food" in district junior and senior high schools. The hearing, lasting from 12 noon to 2 p.m., will be the third of four scheduled throughout the district, to get imput on the matter from parents. The sessions are being conducted by Kathleen Brown Rice, and are the outgrowth of a motion approved in November of last year to ban sale of such items as soft drinks and candy on high school campuses beginning in September. The items are already banned on elementary school campuses. DEFINE ' The committee is now attempting to define what is covered under the ban on “junk food." Up until now, the district has been operating under a definition developed by 1976 by a study committee, which defined “junk food” as “any item with little or no nutritive value and which does not contribute significantly to the recommended dietary allowance for growth and development of chil...
Bilingual teacher funding [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Bilingual teacher funding State financial help is available for students and teachers who would like to become qualified to teach in a bilingual classroom. Application deadline is Feb. 11 for the state bilingual-crosscultural teacher development grant. Students may file the general student aid application by that date, with the teacher grant supplement. The grants range up to $3OOO per year for tuition, fees, books and living expenses, depending on need, and may be renewed for one additional year.
Church has program for handicapped [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Church has program for handicapped The Catholic Archdiocese of Ix&gt;s Angeles will soon be involved in a major new approach to handicapped people in East Los Angeles, it was announced this week. "Our specific concern," said Henry Estrada, CMF, director of the project, "is with handicapped individuals who are from Spanish-speaking families." Estrada is a Claretian seminarian who has been involved with the deaf and hard of hearing in the Ix)s Angeles area and in Fort Worth, Texas. He began as a teachers aide, and went on to organize a religious education center, to direct summer camp programs for deaf children, and work in a program of visiting deaf adults in their homes and interpreting at their liturgies. 1-ast March, Estrada was involved in giving a major presentation on the US. Bishop’s Letter on Handicapped People at a workshop in San Francisco. GOALS Estrada said of the new program, "Our goals are to seek out the handicapped persons in the East LA area, to find out from...
Nava declines comment on appointment [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Nava declines comment on appointment Educator Julian Nava continues to decline any comments on press reports that he will soon be named United States ambassador to Mexico by President Carter. He was not available at the University of California at Northndge where he serves as assistant to the president. Nava is also a former member of the Los Angeles Board of Education. Nava, who would be the first Latino to serve as ambassador, earlier said the importance of each nation to the other is well understood and that "whoever the president nominates has a responsibility and a wonderful opportunity to develop happy relations between
Resources center has programs [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Resources center has programs The Chicano Resources Center, located at the East los Angeles Library, 4801 East Third Street, has developed a multi-media collection documenting aspects of Chicano history and culture. The collection of books, dissertations, periodicals, art prints, videocassettes, records, filmstrips, posters and microfilm is available for use by the general public, students and teachers, as well as other public and university libraries. In addition, the center provides Spanish language books, and community information for East Los Angeles residents, and produces original print and non-print material. Beginning on Jan. 30, the Chicano Resource Center and the Chicano Studies Department of East Los Angeles College will cooperate in providing a free college credit course, "Chicano Studies 2 The Mexican American in Contemporary Society.'’ Course is taught by Professor Omar Vega. For further information, call 263-5087.
Judge Munnell will leave court post [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Judge Munnell will leave court post Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William A. Munnell, East L.A., announced today that he will not seek re-election in 1980. On the Superior Court Bench since his appointment Oct. 31, 1961, he presently is assigned to a court in the Norwalk Courthouse. Judge Munnell cited as reasons for leaving the ‘dangerous politicization of California’s non-partisan judiciary, the extreme and increasing cost of judicial campaigns, increasing political attacks on the judiciary and the freeze on judicial salaries in a period of runaway inflation.” —"California long Jiajl enjoyed the reputation of having the finest judiciary in the United States, perhaps in the world,” declared Judge Munnell. "But now I am concerned that if the politicization of the judiciary continues, the quality of the state’s judges will be severely affected." “If a judge must accept campaign contributions and, similar to a seeker of political office, seek endorsements from political, pro...
Football banquet scheduled [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Football banquet scheduled East l/OS Angeles College will hold its 1979 football awards banquet beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at Rudy’s Pasta House, &lt;047 E. Olympic Blvd., Los ■Angeles, ]„ Outstanding players will be honored at the dinner with special and lettermen j Parents and all ELAC football supporters are invited. Tickets are $lO. Those wishing to attend may make reservations by calling 265-8914 no later than Friday, Jan. 18. Delegate David C. Lizarraga, president of The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) community development corporation is one of 2,100 delegates to the White House Conference on Small Business which will be held in Washington this week. The delegates will be responsible to produce an agenda for federal policies for the decade of the 1980’s.
Wabash Seniors set installation [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Wabash Seniors set installation The Wabash Senior Adult Club has announced the installation of new officers. Will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. The group will formally Install Maria Luisa Falcon as president, Candy Hierro, vice-president, Eduarda Gonzales, secretary, Hope Gallegos, treasurer, and Rosie Gonzales, tour coordinator. Jesse Avelar, outgoing President, Invites the community and any Seniors wishing to join the club to attend the celebration. A potluck luncheon will follow the installation. All those attending are asked to participate by bringing something for the potluck. SCHEDULE The seniors have changed their meeting schedule for 1960. They will hold their meetings on the Ist and 3rd Monday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A new membership drive is currently in progress. Meetings are held at Wabash Recreation Center, 2765 Wabash Ave. The Club will also sponsor their first extended trip for the new year with a four-day excursion to Lake Tahoe. The tour is sla...
Diabetes topic for meeting [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Diabetes topic for meeting Jorge Mestman, M.D., will discuss “What is Diabetes?” at the first monthly meeting of the East Los Angeles Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, Southern California Affiliate, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the association’s East I,os Angeles Office, 4716 E. Brooklyn Ave. A dietician will also be present to answer questions Regarding nutrition. The meeting is open to the public at no cost and is the Initial lecture in a series that will be held each month to explore different aspects of diabetes. For more Information, call Irma Ruelas, at 263-7171,
Board candidate Next year crucial, says Tom Bartman [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Board candidate Next year crucial, says Tom Bartman The next year will fee crucial for the school district in terms of the many issues facing board members, candidate Tom Bartman told the Northeast Newspapers Monday. Bartman, who is facing Alberto Juarez in a runoff on Feb. 6, presented his views during a visit to the newspaper. Even without assuming the passage of the second Jarvis tax cut proposal this June, the district faces a shortage of some $5O? million in the upcoming budget to pay for current programs and offer a small pay raise, Bartman said. If the Jarvis measure, which would cut the state income tax in half, passes, the funding shortage would swell by some $lOO million to $3OO million, he said. CUTS The attorney said there are no easy answers to where the cuts will take place, since much of the fat has already been trimmed from the district budget, but he pledged his efforts if elected to marshal the board’s efforts to make “responsible decision on ordering of priorities...
Census project launched [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Census project launched the East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) has recently initiated a new “census awareness” project to help assure that an accurate census count is taken 'throughout Northeast and East Los Angeles areas this April. Rachael Ruiz and John Banuelas are part of a team of 35 census field representatives throughout the state who_haye been trained in all aspects of census procedures. Their territory includes Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Highland Park, Eagle Rock and unincorporated East Los Angeles. The local campaign is part of the state-funded California Census Project (CCP), launched in January to improve the count of minorities in the state. The CCP operates under a $650,000 state budget authorization and is independent of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, MEET COMMUNITY Through the program, local field representatives Ruiz and Banuelas will be available to meet with community groups and individuals to explain census procedures. With the help of a narrated slide pres...
Two awarded engineering scholarships [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Two awarded engineering scholarships Two east Los Angeles students at California State University, Los Angeles have been selected to receive a scholarship through the incentive grants program of the National Fund for Minority Engineering Students. Receiving the scholarships were Javier Moreno of Boyle Heights and Edmundo Soto of City Terrace. The scholarships are awarded yearly to minority students who need financial assistance and have demonstated the academic and intellectural ability to succeed in engineering. Founded in 1974 as a financial catalyst for increasing the nation’s supply of minority engineers, the National Fund provides grants only to those schools that increase their enrollment and graduation of minority students.
Hispanic leaders back from Mexico [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 16 January 1980
Hispanic leaders back from Mexico Members of the Hispanic Leaders Coalition, an organization encompassing some 21 different groups, have returned from a ten day visit to Mexico calling for “a continual dialogue with the leadership of Mexico and the Hispanic community of the United States.” Among the groups represented in the organization are the G.I. Forum, League of United Latin American Citizens, the Mexican American Political Association, the Republican Hispanic Assembly, the Association of Mexican American Educators and the National Association of Bilingual Educators. Ralph Ramirez, president of the coalition, said the trip, the second of its kind, was entitled “Reencuentro Dos.” NATIONAL PARTY Ramirez said, “We were the first group of Mexican Americans ever invited to address the National Party of Mexico. This is a first. It took since 1848 to 1979 for this to happen.” Ramirez said the group met with bankers, investors, political and party leaders and the ministers of tourism, ...