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Model UN Students debate issues of world [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Model UN Students debate issues of world “Soviet troops are massing on the border of Iran, Americans are being held hostage in Tehran, nuclear weapons proliferation, the Middle East situation and the future status of Cypress”-today’s headline topics are being debated in the halls of Roosevelt High School. Roosevelt holds daily classes in a Model United Nations where students assume roles of delegates fdrom the world’s family of nations. “Without the Model UN, one cannot fully undersdtand the principles by which nations strive for peace, something all students should become concerned with,” according to Frasnk Capetill, a senior and member of the high school’s Model UN speech class. The Model UN program, classes and a school club were started by Loma Auerbach, a speech teacher, in the winter of 1974. The program has grown from three or four gifted students to 30 over the past few years. And it has gained national recognition at Model UN conferences. EARLY DAYS During the first few ye...
Deadline for rent refund extended [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Deadline for rent refund extended Because of a recent surge in the number of responses from present and former HUD Section 236 tenants who may be eligible for a rent refund, Judge Harry Pregerson of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, has authorized an extension of the Jan. 31 deadline for return of claim forms to Feb. 22, Patricia Tenoso announced today. Tenoso is lead counsel for the lawsuit, Underwood v. Harris, which is one of several suits filed by lowincome tenants against HUD. These tenants failed to receive Congressionally mandated subsidies for rent increases due to rising taxes and utilities between the period of February 1, 1975 to September 31,1977. “Under the new deadline, claim forms must be received by Feb. 22,” said Tenoso. "The processing center will continue to accept requests for claim forms and mail them to potential claimants through February IS.” According to Tenoso, one of the reasons for the extension is that several project owners and ma...
Disaster drill held by students [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Disaster drill held by students Students from Garfield High School’s LVN nursing class dressed themselves up as disaster victims as part of a test of ix&gt;s Angeles hospitals to see whether they are set up to handle huge emergencies. The test took place on Jan. 30. At 1 p.m. nurses gathered in their street clothes and applied each other with make-up representing burns, cuts, and gun shot wounds. At 1:15 Schaffer Ambulances loaded up these “disaster victims” and tore off for the Emergency Room of the Santa Marta hospital and Clinic with sirens blaring. The hospital was
Shutdown of plant demanded [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Shutdown of plant demanded Citing serious threats to the health and environment of people living in the Los Angeles area, Assemblyman Art Torres (D-Los Angeles) has called for an immediate shutdown and investigation of the AMVAC Chemical plant in the City of Commerce. “This is the second time in the last year that AMVAC Chemical plant has been the focus of potential health problems for this community,” Torres declared. Amid charges of unlawful chemical emissions, alleged disregard for employee safety and possible violations of EPA regulations, AMVAC continues as the only manufacturer of DBCP in the country, even though the use of DBCP in California has been banned by the California Department of Food and Agriculture as a proven health hazard." WORSE “The problem has gone from bad to worse and the concerns expressed by the people of Commerce appear to be fully justified. Now there are reports of
(PR class offered at Santa Marta [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
(PR class offered at Santa Marta Santa Marta hospital and clinic is offering a class in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPK) to residents of the East Los Angeles community beginning Monday, Feb. 26. The two-hour classes will be conducted from S-.30 to 8:30 p.m. for a period of three weeks. Instruction will be provided by Sister Grace Robles, RN, director of nursing services, and Daphne Ford, R.N., nursing inservlee director, in the hospital's cafeteria. For information on enrollment, call Ms. Forde at 266-6500, ext. 266.
Guidelines on swats approved [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Guidelines on swats approved The Los Angeles Board of Education Monday night voted 4-1 to approve guidelines for the use of swats as a disciplinary measure in elementary and secondary schools. The guidelines will go into effect and the use of swats will be resumed at the schools in several weeks, as soon as administrative bulletins go out and school administrators are briefed on the new guidelines. The guidelines were developed by a corporal punishment committee, with modifications as Tecomraended by the board’s personnel and schools committee. The board had previously adopted a collective bargaining agreement with United Teachers of I-os Angeles, stating that corporal punishment can be used in elementary and junior high only, according to a schools spokesman. The prime directive on I Continued on Page A 2)
Junk food hearing slated [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Junk food hearing slated How to replace the student body revenue derived from sole of candy and other items considered "junk food" are one of the items being considered by a school board committee now looking into the matter. Photo was taken at Roosevelt High School. A hearing on the matter will be held this Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Hollenbeck Junior High School. 2510 E. Sixth Street.
Sr eon (I look Item-pricing law back in council [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Sr eon (I look Item-pricing law back in council The City Council, Thursday will have a second chance to look at an ordinance which would order all big markets in the city except for 15 to put prices on individual items in the s^ore ’ Tte council first received the ordinance last Thursday. and spent several hours tinkering with it before putting it off a week. Only 11 members were • present, while 12 were required to approve an ordinanccc on first reading. This week, only eight votes will be needed. EXPERIMENT The most significant change made in the ordinance Thursday was to provide that 15 markets could experiment for a year with computer scanners at check-in stands, without each item being marked with prices. Intent of the council was that one market per council district be included In the experiment, unless there was a council district without a market equipped with the computer scanners. The council also voted to exempt from the ordinance mom and pop stores with no more than two ...
Gutierrez named to state unit [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Gutierrez named to state unit Ricardo H. Gutierrez has been appointed to the California Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers by Governor Edmund G; Brown Jr. Gutierrez, an Eagle Rock resident, is president and chief operating officer of Guterriez and Weber Mortuary, Inc. and of Guerra and Gutierrez Mortuary, on the castside. He currently serves as vice president of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners. Gutierrez is a past president of the Los Angeles Demonstration Agency Commission, and the Lincoln Heights Optimist Club, He is a member of the Lincoln Heights, Eagle Rock and Chinatown chambers of commerce, and the Chinatown Optimist Club. He is on the advisory
Bartman wins seat on board Low vote turnout in district [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Bartman wins seat on board Low vote turnout in district As expected, attorney Tom Bartman defeated city comr missioner Alberto Juarez for the vacant seat on the school board in last night’s election. With about 38 percent of the precincts reporting, Bartman was receiving about 61.5 percent of the vote, to 38,1 percent for his opponent. In early voting, the two were running close, as Juarez received expected support from the inner city, including East LA. However, Bartman began to pull away as the valley vote came in. and his winning percentage was expected to mount into the high 60’s. Turnout across the city was about 16 percent, according to city clerk Rex layton, low but not beating the record set in April of 1979, when only 15.1 percent of the voters cast ballots. Turnout in the 14th district, expected to be a Juarez stronghold, was about the city average of 16 percent, while vote in the Valley and West LA, strong anti-busing areas, topped 20 percent in some cases. Four routine b...
Miss Chinatown pageant Saturday [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Miss Chinatown pageant Saturday As part of the celebration of Chinese New Year, the 1980 Miss I-os Angeles Chinatown will be selected from among 14 contestants this Saturday, Selection will take place at the Biltmore Bowl in the Biltmore Hotel. Barbara Jean Lee, pageant coordinator, announced that the master of ceremonies for the event will be actor James Hong, who will crown the new Miss LA Chinatown and her three princesses. Competing for the title are Lynd Wong. Kerrin Tso, Yu-Ching Wu, I-eslie Anne Hu, Carolo Wong, Colleen Chin, Mei-ling Lew and Dclphine Yee, all from Los Angeles; Jacqueline Tom, Stephanie Eng, Charlene Yip, Kai Li Tent from Monterey Park and Alhambra; and Janie Kwan from the San Fernando Valley and Christine Ng from Westminster. The winner will receive a trip to the Orient and a §lOO5 scholarship, and will later compete in the Miss USA Chinatown Pageant in San F ranciso. TICKETS Tickets for the Saturday event are available from Gwen Woo at East-West Federal SAv...
Crackdown on garment industry [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Crackdown on garment industry Assemblyman Art Torres (D-Los Angeles) today announced that AB Mb, his bill calling for. a crackdown on illegal employment practices in the Los Angeles garment industry, has passed out of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee with unanimous support and will move to the Assembly Floor and then for consideration in the Senate. “The conditions in 'sweatshop' garment industry operations are oppressive, unhealthy, intolerable and Illegal,'’ Torres stated. “The workers are subjected to sub-standard wages and working conditions, blackmail of undocumented workers, fake payroll deductions, physical harrassment of female workers and potential health problems caused by inadequate ventilation in the workplace. This measure will serve notice to employers that chronic violations of wage and working condition laws will result in direct punitive action by the Office of the Labor Commissioner of California." Assemblyman Torres further explained that under current law, g...
History of film course offered [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
History of film course offered “History of Motion Pictures and Television", a three unit course dealing with the history of films from the silent screen era to today's super colossal epics, will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays during the spring semester, at East IjOs Angeles College. The lecture course features some IS films, including those which best represent each era of cinematography. "We start with the first film which had a story line,‘The Great Train Robbery’, and come through the years to ‘Citizen Kane’, ‘Butch Cassidy and-jplNi undance Kid’, and so forth”, explained instructor Eugene Share. TRANSFER The course is transferrable to the California State Colleges and Universities, and fulfills the humanities requirement. East Los Angeles College is open to high school graduates under 18 years old, as well as everyone between 18 ands 80, whether they have completed high school or not. No entrance exam is required, and high school grades are not a factor in determining elig...
Volunteers needed for cancer hotline [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Volunteers needed for cancer hotline Volunteers are needed for the University of Southern California’s Hotline a free service that provides cancer information to patients and the concerned general public. Men and women, from college to retirement age, are asked to serve a fourhour shift each week, for at least six months, on telephones at the USC Cancer Center, Mission Road at Griffin Avenue in East Los Angeles. Though not essential, it is helpful for prospective volunteers to have one or more of the following qualifications: a background in medicine, nursing, social service or counseling or personal experience with cancer, says coordinator Pamela Frerichs. Those who are chosen will receive a .free training course. Meeting for half a day twice a week for four weeks, the course begins in late February. The orientation Includes an explanation of cancer; methods of detection, prevention and treatment; new research; and unproven remedies such as I-aetrile. To obtain further information ...
Hispanic authors sought [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 6 February 1980
Hispanic authors sought Holloway Publishing Company, a large Los Angeles based paperback book publisher, has established a new Spanish language division under the direction of Daniel P. Norvell. Sought are Spanish (language authors to write well-plotted, fast moving novels dealing with mainstream life in and out of the barrios, said Norvell. Realistic thrillers, mysteries, suspense and street novels are also wanted. The company is licated at 8060 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90046.