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Board votes to send out layoff notes [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Board votes to send out layoff notes The school board Monday night took a first step toward dealing with possible budget shortages next year by voting to send letters of potential dismissal to 237 principals at various schools throughout the district. Another 195 principals will receive notifications of potential change in status from a 12-month to a 10month year, meaning a pay cut of about 16 percent. The principals who will receive letters were named in the board report adopted with little or no discussion Monday night. They included ten adult school principals, one principal of an occupational program, 120 elementary school principals, 45 principals at continuation high schools, 48 principals at secondary schools, four special education principals, and eight principals of alternative schools. The letters must be sent out by state law, if the district is to have any flexibility in dealing with possible closures of schools, combining of schools under one principal, or- other possib...
El Centro gets new US grant [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
El Centro gets new US grant Congressman Edward R. Roybal (D-25th), has announced that El Centro, a community mental health center serving East Eos Angeles, has received a supplemental grant of $175,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to continue a community anticrime project. With the grant, El Centro will coordinate a community anticrime program aimed at reducing gang violence in the area. A coalition of three neighborhood programs will provide training and education to both gang members and community residents through various methods. The grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) is for 1980. Last year, LEAA had granted $250,000 for the project "This unique program has been highly successful in the past year with its approach of involving community residents in crime prevention measures,” Roybal said. “Based on that, LEAA has funded the three programs another year.” The programs that are being continued are:
Filings open slow in races [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Filings open slow in races Action was slow this week as filings began for legislative and congressional seats representing the East/Northeast area. In the two local Assembly districts, only one candidate had taken out papers as of Tuesday noon; Republican J.Raul Blacksten. A total of eight potential candidates had filed declarations of intent for th 55th and S6th Assembly Districts, and could circulate petitions before the March 7 deadline. Filing declarations in the 55th Assembly were the Incumbent, Democrat Richard Alatorre,
Roosevelt enters basketball tourney [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Roosevelt enters basketball tourney Roosevelt High’s Roughriders, tied for third in the Eastern League standings with Bell High, advance to the first round of the L.A. City Section-CIF Basketball’ Championship Tournament this coming Friday night. Coach Dave Perea’s Roughriders open tournament play. against Northern League champion Belmont in the 3A division first round game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Belmont High. Roosevelt forced its way into a tie for third place by beating crosstown rival Garfield, 53-44, on Wednesday and then upsetting Bell, 65-55, on Friday afternoon. The ‘Riders finished with a 5-5 league record to qualify for the play-offs. Friday night’s opponent Belmont is 17-5 overall and posted a 10-0 Northern League record in qualifying for the first round of the play-offs. One key match-up in the game will be the battle between Roosevelt's Eric Jones and Belmont’s standout Sammy Banuelos. Jones scored 20 points against Bell on Friday to spark the Roughriders...
Honor police officers [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Honor police officers Two policemen who risked their lives to rescue on 87-year-old deaf woman from a burning building in Boyle Heights were honored last week by the City Council on motion of Councilman Arthur K, Snyder. Shown are (from left) police commissioner Sal Montenegro, Chief Daryl Gates, Officer .Jesse Nunez, Marina Harrison, the woman who was rescued. Officer Daniel Torres, and Snyder.
Juarez wins eastside in losing board seat [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Juarez wins eastside in losing board seat Alberto Juarez, unsuccessful contender for the school board in last week's election, polled a solid lead over the winner, Tom Hartman, in the East LA area, a check of local precincts disclose. Juarez carried 23 out of 24 precincts in Boyle Heights, while winning 75.6 percent of the vote east, In 11 Belvedere precincts, Juarez won all 11, while receiving just over 85 percent of the vote. Juarez was also the winner in El Sereno, getting 61 percent of the vote there, and in Uncoln Heights, receiving 57.8 percent. However, in the northeast communities of Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassed Park and Mt. Washington. Bartman was a solid winner, getting 4,352 votes to 1,704 forJuarez. MARGIN Juarez’s margin in the east-side of 4,960 to 1,875 produced a virtual deadlock in the 14th council district as a whole; Juarez received 4,572 votes to 4,474 for Bartman. (The Highland Park figure includes 13th district vote). Juarez won four council districts in ...
County information lines established [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
County information lines established Supervisor Ed Edclman has announced a new direct-line telephone assistance program which can provide information and referrals to Los Angeles County residents. Information and services can be obtained by calling the County’s new toll free telephone number 1-800-372-6641. The service is provided by the Community Access Library Line (CALL) Information and Referral Program. CALL provides a comprehensive, multilingual information and referral service free of charge to greater L.A. County residents in area codes 213, 714, and 805. Services are provided in English, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Service to the deaf is also provided by the Deaf Resource Center by way of a teletypewriter TYY number 1-800-352-3498. SINGLE ACCESS “This program will provide a single access for information and services,'' Supervisor Edelman said. “I want to encourage all residents to use this onestop appro-fteh for assistance. I am. pleased that such a far reaching program i...
New adoption agency [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
New adoption agency Looking over a billboard which urges businesses to participate in the school district's "adopt a school" program, and provide support for activities at the school, are (from left) Superintendent William J. Johnston: Fred Guido, manager of community relations for Pacific Outdoor Advertising, wh : ch is donol ng the billboard space: school board president Roberta We nltoub, board member Dr. Richard Ferraro: Dr. Robert Loveland and Bruce M. Schwaegler, co-chairmen of the program (Schwaegler is president of Bullocks), and school board member Kathleen Brown Rice.
Bulldog Notes [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Bulldog Notes by Gregg Heacock As this semster begins a few new programs deserve some attention. First is the Student-to-Student Exchange. As you know, if you have been reading this column, last semester bus loads of students from our school have travelled across town to visit Crenshaw H.S., Palisades H.S., and Gardena H.S. to see what other schools with other racial mixtures are like. Now the Crenshaw High students are coming out to Garfield to discover what they don't know about the East L.A. community. Our students are excited about creating an honest and rewarding experience for these students they befriended last semester. The day of the visit is Feb. 21, next Thursday. Students have already been meeting after school to work out a schedule for that day which will include discussion in smt -- oups, -pairing with 'w siting students to tour the campus and attend classes together, and discussing in a large group what impressions were received during the day. Rumor is that our schoo...
Obregon group plans car wash [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Obregon group plans car wash Obregon Park Sports Association (OPSA) will hold a car wash Saturday, February 16, 1980 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The car wash will take place in the parking lot of ' the Tom Me An Shoe Store at Ist St. and Atlantic Blvd. Funds derived will be used to buy uniforms for the upcoming baseball season dand also To buy trophies and to build a display case to exhibit awards and pictures. ’ For further information call Obregon Park at 2842646.
Bicentennial meeting set at Plaza [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Bicentennial meeting set at Plaza Community groups are invited to a meeting today at 2 p.m. at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road to discuss plans and programs for Los Angeles' Bicentennial Anniversary. Mayor Tom Bradley and the Los Angeles City Council established the Los Angeles 200 Committee for the purpose of planning and coordinating a 12-month program of events and activities to commemorate Los Angeles' Bicentennial Anniversary, Sept. 4, 1980 through Sept. 4,1981. The meeting will be hosted by Fernando Del Rio, director of county af- fairs, KHj i channel) and member, Committee of 44, L.A. 200 Committee, who noted.... “In order to make the Bicentennial a success the community's help, collaboration and participation is truly needed.” For further information write the Los Angeles 200 Committee, The Oviatt Building. Suite 900, 617 South Olive Street, L.A., California 90014 or call (213) 4854)200.
Storm damage in Tijuana [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Storm damage in Tijuana THESE PHOTOS by Roosevelt High School junior Marcel Rodriguez graphically illustrate the devastation from the storm which took at least ten lives in the border city of Tijuana on Jan. 30. Shown (top) is the trestle over the Tijuana River which gave way after authorities were forced to open floodgates of Rodriguez Dam, ten miles southeast of San Ysidro. (Bottom) Scenes like this were common as mud damage extended throughout the area. Rodriguez, a native of Cuba, has lived in the United States for five years, and is part of the communications arts program at Plaza de la Roza.
Committee continues taking testimony on junk food ban [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Committee continues taking testimony on junk food ban Essentially the same pro and con arguments on the subject of sale of junk foods at Los Angeles school campuses were presented Thursday at a hearing at Hollenbeck Junior High as were heard at two previous hearings on the subject held by the school district’s business committee. Presenting the con arguments were health experts Dr. Dale Radig, executive director of the County Dental Association, and Marian Susjki, a dietician from the American Heart Association. Also speaking against the junk foods were Anita Gallegos, from the March of Dimes. Several students spoke at the meeting, including Kathy Smith, Juan Estrada and Carmen Chavez of Roosevelt, Garfield student body president Bermen Obadia, and Belvedere Junior High student body president George Valenzuela. MONEYLOSS The students were concerned about the possible loss of student body funds to their schools through cutting off the sale of candy bars and potato chips in student st...
Free income tax service [Newspaper Article] — Belvedere Citizen / Eastside Journal — 13 February 1980
Free income tax service The International Senior Multipurpose Center, 2910 Whittier Blvd. is offering free Income Tax Service for Senior Citizens 55 years old and over, according to Center Director, Eduardo A. Pacheco. This service is offered only for the short form or annual incomes under $lO,OOO. This service will be offered until April 15, from 9; 30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday, please call for an appointment or for further information please feel free to call 283-7375. The International MultiPurpose Center is a nonprofit organization, sponsored by the International Institute and funded by the City of U» Angeles Area Agency on Aging. •