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Big cuts seen t School district funds in doubt [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Big cuts seen t School district funds in doubt The 90 percent of Los Angeles School District’s budget which comes from the state of California is very much in question at this time because of uncertainties over state income, the school board was told Monday night by its budget staff. Because of the uncertainties, budget director Richard Caldwell said, the district could face anywhere from a $6O million to a 9350 million , shortage in funding to meet what it considers essential costs ' in next year’s program. If there is no change in state income, according to district figures, the schools will need an additional $105.8 million, an* 1 will be receiving only an additional $45.8 million, leaving the $6O million gap. Most of the additional funds needed would go to provide what the district calls a “ nominal cost of living adjustment” for teachers and staff members. “Norminal” was later defined as 6 percent by Caldwell. $83.1 Million Providing the pay raise, and maintaining existing heal...
Seek funds to repair RHS pool [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Seek funds to repair RHS pool Los Angeles City Recreation and Park Commissioners have asked the Mayor and City Council to appropriate $120,000 to cover the cost of repairing the damaged Roosevelt High School Swimming Pool. Councilman Arthur K. Snyder, in whose district the pool is located, expressed his concern for the problem at Roosevelt and urged the Commission to move forward quickly with repairs so the facility will be returned to use by the community. Commissioners pointed out that the Roosevelt Pool, which was completed hi 1977, has been damaged by a bulge at the bottom of the pool. The pool, which is open year-round and is used by the high school, as well as for recreational swimming, has been closed since Dec. 17 when the bulge was first reported in the bottom of the pool. The Recreation and Parks Department's Planning and Development staff has requested the City Attorney’s office to look into the legal aspect of the pool damage to determine whether failure was due to desig...
Workshop on utility bills set [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Workshop on utility bills set Local residents can leam how to save money on utility bills by conserving energy at a free public workshop scheduled Thursday, Jan. 24 by The East Los Angeles Community Union's Energy Outreach Program. The seminar will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the TELACU Senior Citizens Center, located at 4784 E. Brooklyn Ave. in East LA. Sponsored in conjunction with the Southern California Gas Co. and Southern California Edison, the workshop will focus on how consumers can low, their home energy consumption through simple conservation techniques.Utility company and TELACU spokespersons will explain easy consumption reduction methods, such as buying and using energy efficient appliances; insulating homes; using windows and drapes for insulation; and conserving energy while cooking. "With utility bills going up all the time, it is especially important to know how to get the most from our energy dollar,” said Vivian Cardona, TELACU Energy outreach coordintor. "B...
Goodwill worker of the year [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Goodwill worker of the year Dorothy Brown (right) is congratulated following her selection as 1980 Worker of the Year for Goodwill Industries of Southern California. She will represent her fellow Goodwill employees in public functions during the coming year. At left is Geraldine Ellis of South Pasadena, labor relations administrator of the Southern California Gas Co., and a member of the Goodwill Industries board of directors-. Runners-up for the worker of the year award were Merrell Beall of Hollywood, a former Goodwill employee who is now a dispatcher at the National Automobile Club in Los Angeles (second from left) and Edward Cox of Van Nuys, an employee at Goodwill's Valley unit in Panorama City.
Choir to perform [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Choir to perform The Californio Boys' Choir will be appearing at Hollenbeck Junior High School, 2510 E. Sixth Street on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Local residents who are members of the choir include (bottom picture, from left) Michael Hernandez, 7th grader at Hollenbeck) Raul Pacheco Jr., sixth grader at Euclid Elementary: and David Alba, eighth grader at Heritage Christian School. Not shown are Esteban Felix, Jorge Contreras and Matthew Hernandez. The program will consist of sample selections from the classical and popular repertoire of the choir, and will end with a question and answer period, local students and their parents are invited to attend.
Awards presented to 31 ELAC graduates [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Awards presented to 31 ELAC graduates Thirty one East Los Angeles College students were honored at the semiannual graduation brunch held last week. Receiving $l5O Anhauser Busch scholarships were Xan Lan Thi Cao and Allan Chiu. Blue Cross scholarship of $lOO was presented to Anita Jesus Rivera. Lery Geil received the $lOO faculty award for having the highest grade point average among graduating day school students, and Thanh Binh Van Ong received $5O for having the second highest grade point average. Rebecca C. Osborn received a $lOO award for having the highest grade point average in the evening. Two $2OO Robert Hill Lane scholarships were presented to Susan Christine Arima and Richard Julio Marquez. The $2OO Los Angeles Times scholarship was presented to Lennie Gallegos. Special education outstanding student award was presented to Kathryn Kashcrgen. TOPSTUDENTS Awards of $25 to the top graduating student in each department were presented to: Chris Thcoharatos, Thom Scholes, Vincen...
Chamber elects officers [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Chamber elects officers New officers for the year 1980 were selected by The Mexican Chamber of Commerce at a general membership meeting held last- week, Tuesday, January 15. Gathering was held at the Mexican Consulate Chambers on Olvera Street. Elected to head the veteran businessmen's organization was Jose Rodarte as President. He succeeds Abraham Rangel as President. Rodarte is an East Los Angeles businessman and active Chamber member. Other officers elected were Jose Luis Cortez, Ist Vice-President; Eduardo Silva, 2nd Vice-President; Cesar Del Valle Secretary; Maria Arredondo, Treasurer; Pre-Treasurer Luis Pattine and Linda Gigena, Pre-Secretary New members of the Board of Directors (IS) will be elected at the next general membership meeting this week. The Hon. Consul General of Mexico, Javier Escobar y Cordova is honorary President of Camara de Comerclo Mexicans. Installation of the new officers is scheduled for Saturday March 22 at the Quiet Cannon of the Montebello Country Clu...
Applications due for summer jobs File at state offices [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Applications due for summer jobs File at state offices Applications will be accepted Feb. 1 through April 30 from LA city residents between the ages of 14-21 whose families meet federal poverty guidelines, to fill some 15,000 job openings available this summer. The jobs will be offered through the city’s community development department, but the enrollment process has been changed this year, according to CDD acting general manager Steven M. Porter. In the past, applications were filed through school counselors. Now, under new federal guidelines, applications will be filed through any California state employment development department office ( listings can be found in the white pages of the phone book under California state offices.) ELIGIBILITY The final application deadline of April 30 will allow the eligibility of job seekers to be verified before the program begins. Porter said. One thousand “requests for job sloats" are being distributed to communitybased, non-profit organizatio...
Aliens must fill out cards [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Aliens must fill out cards The Federal Government requires every person who is not a citizen of the United States to report his/her address to the Government each January. The Government has printed forms which aliens use to report their addresses. The cards, Forms 1-53, are available at United States Post Offices during the month of January. Parents should file cards for children under 14 years of age who are not citizens. The law requires that these cards be filled out during the month of January of each year, and mailed to the address on the card.
Belvedere principal dispute [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Belvedere principal dispute Students and faculty at Belvedere Junior High will not know until later this week who their principal will be when the spring semester begins next week. Before the board meeting Monday night, the district had planned to send Belvedere principal ■ Tomotsu Ikeda to Adams Junior High at the start of the new semester. The principal at Adams, Ophelia Flores, was to have been assigned to Belvedere. However, parents and faculty members from Belvedere showed up at the board meeting Monday night to protest the change. Flores had previously been principal at Belvedere, and the group said they did not want her assigned back at the school. ADAMSPARENTS During the board session, parents from Adams were on hand as well, to state that they did not want Flores reassigned and that a parents group which had asked for a change in the administration did not represent the community. Board members were cautious about allowing any charges to be aired at the mee ing, but the con...
Housing refund deadline [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Housing refund deadline Deadline for filing claim forms for refund of rents overcharged in HUD Section 236 housing S Jan. 31, and few forms have been returned as yet. A spokesperson for the Western Center on Law and Poverty said that the refunds are for inflated rents paid from 1975 to 1977, and should average about $5OO. Claim forms can be obtained from project managers or by calling 1-800-852-7532,
Assistance to minorities [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Assistance to minorities The East Los Angeles Business Development Center (ELABDC) presented its "Outstanding Service to Minority Enterprise" awards recently to McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company individuals for their efforts to increase minority procurement opportunities. Norman Doninger, Director of Materials (left) accepts award from Sharon Turner, ELABDC Construction Department Director. Also honored were Carl Farris, Project Manager (center) and Andrew J. Reese, Small Business Administrator (right) who accepted their awards from Magdalena Aparicio, ELABDC Executive Director. . , Photcjity Gene Rios
Suit filed over federal funding in ELA [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Suit filed over federal funding in ELA The Center for Law and Justice, located at 3421 East Olympic Blvd., will announce at a press conference today the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging reductions in public service funding “In East Los Angeles. Cutbacks came in funding through the bousing and community development block grant for the current fiscal year, which reduced money for public service agencies by 80 percent, according to a spokesman for the center. The suit alio seeks to enjoin the city from usings Its 1977 population, employment and bousing survey which, according to the spokesman lor the center, underconnted East Los Angeles residents, causing the reduction of federal funds.
CRA will lease site in area [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
CRA will lease site in area The Community Redevelopment Agency will lease some 12,000 square feet of land at the southwest corner of Kearney and Brooklyn Streets to serve as a site office for the Mt. Pleasant development area. The office is expected to be open for business by March of 1980, and will serve the area bounded by the San Bemadino, Santa Ana and Golden State Freeways. Major activities planned for this fiscal year include the beginning of a rehabilitation program, an historical/architectural survey, and establishment of guidelines for residential development within the community. Planning activities are also underway in three other areas of Boyle Heights, as well as in two areas in Lincoln Heights. The Mt. Pleasant action advisory committee will hold its next meeting on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at 1508 Brooklyn Ave. To be discussed during the meeting will be a status report on rehibilitation, by Massey Hereera, project manager, and an explanation of the budgeting process, to be p...
Highway patrol now recruiting [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Highway patrol now recruiting Informational meetings will be conducted at the E.L.A. Service Center, 923 N. Bonnie Beach Place, on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and 30, by two recruitment officers of the California Highway Patrol. The informational session is intended for prospective applicants for the position of state traffic officer cadet: salary $l5lB - 1896. An examination will be given March 22 for the position and the final filing date is Feb. 14, 1980. General qualifications: age 20-31; possess a high school diploma or equivalent; uncorrected vision not less than 20/40, correctable to 20/20. Applications will be available at the meetings. The officers will explain how to apply, the selection process, training and duties of a state traffic officer. Men and women interested in a career with the CHP as a state traffic officer are Invited to attend. For those who are unable to attend on Wednesdays, sessions are also held on Saturdays at the Central Los Angeles CHP office, 777 W. Washington...
Administrators install officers [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Administrators install officers The Council of Mexican American Administrators (C.M.A.A.) of the Los Angeles City Unified School District, win hold its Eighth Annual Installation of Offlcers/Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 26, announced Robert Qulhuls, president. The event wiU take place at the Music Center’s Blue Ribbon Room, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Dinner, guest speakers, installation of officers, and dancing wUI foUow. The in-coming president to be Installed at the banquet is Dr. David Richard Almada, administrative dean at Hollenbeck Junior High School of Area 6. Additionally, the other newly elected officers include Mlrta Feinberg, president-elect; Javier Centeno, first vicepresident; Sam Baray, treasurer; Jeri Herrera, recording secretary; Art Lopez, corresponding secretary: and Jess Bojorquez, parliamentarian. Serving as co-master of ceremonies will be Dr. Julian Nava, assistant to the president at California State University at Northridge, and Ms....
Music class at Roosevelt – Adult School [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Music class at Roosevelt - Adult School Two classes in Music Appreciation will begin at Roosevelt-Bilingual Community Adult School on Jan. 28. One class is offered at the main campus at 456 S. Mathews on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The other class will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Evergreen Recreation Center located at 2839 East Fourth Street, near the intersection of Fourth and Evergreen Streets. An experienced teacher in Music and Guitar, Mrs. Frances Samper, will present the classes, according to Jose Garcia, Roosevelt-Bilingual Principal. The development of styles and trends in music, along with reprvsentatlve instruments will be included in the course. The courses may be applied to the Fine Arts elective area of the high school diploma requirements in the new adult program. Both courses are open to all interested adults. Information may be obtained by calling Roosevelt-Bilingual Community Adult School at 265-9386.
James Ruddy services held in Glendale [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
James Ruddy services held in Glendale Funeral services y?ere conducted by Forest Lawn Mortuary-Glendale (or James M. Ruddy, 96, Monday, January 21, at 1:30 p.m. in the Wee Kirk o’ the Heather, Forest Lawn Glendale. Bom in Illinois, Mr. Ruddy resided in East Los Angeles for 43 years. He passed away in a Los Angeles hospital on January 17. Prior to retiring, Mr. Ruddy was the manager of A.O. Smith Corn. He was a member of the Los Angeles Lapidary Club; Masonic Lodge No. 254, Illinois; A 1 Malaikah Shrine, Los Angeles; and Knights Templar, Illinois. He is survived by his sons, Thurston, of Monterey Park; James of Cypress; a brother, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. I
Energy aid checks mailed [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 23 January 1980
Energy aid checks mailed Most of California’s aged, blind and disabled residents receiving supplemental security income (SSI), will receive a special energy allowance (SEA) payment of $44.00 as the result of recently enacted legislation. Special green checks were in the mail Monday, Jan. 7, to individuals eligible for SSI During December, 1970, Irene Lopez, District Manager, said. The one-time energy allowance payment is for low income people on SSI to help offset rising fuel costs. People do not need to apply for the special fuel allowance payment. It will be made automatically. SSI recipients who are residents of a title XIX Medicaid facility are not eligible for the allowance, Lopez said. The Initial SEA payment will be administered by SSA, and will be the same throughout the state, but will vary from one state to another. Payment amounts are based on available funds, the number of low income persons in a state, the number of days that average temperatures in a state fall below 6...