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Kristin Peterson She hits the high notes [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Kristin Peterson She hits the high notes Although the community abounds with top musical talent, the anme of Kristin Peterson of Highland Park ranks high and promises to be one of the most famous names in the field of opera. Miss Kristin, who recently returned from an operatic audition in Europe, is much In demand for local concerts and has performed with Northeast Symphony. In opera between 1970 and '7*, she has held leads in sucte famous productions as “IB Trovatore”, “Tosca’’, "Madame Butterfly”, “La Boheme”, “Carmen”, "Le Nozze Di Figaro” and many others. Equally fluent in English Spanish and Italian, she has also appeared in numerous scenes from “Falsstaff”, “Merry Wives of Windsor”, “Norma” and “Attila.” The Highland Park songress is also a veteran of several Gilbert and Sullivan operattas including “The Sorcere”, “The Mikado- ’ and “Pirates of Penzance.” A graduate of the University of Redlands, she has studied with Lee Sweetland in North Hollywood for ten years. She is activ...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
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Romono Oropezo [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Romono Oropezo Ramona Oropez has been named a runner-up in the 1977 Woman of the Year Contest, sponsored by Northeast Newspapers. This busy mother of five has been involved in almost every community oriented project in Northeast Los Angeles and still finds time to swim, cook and study such subjects as sociology and psychology. Just a partial list of Ms. Oropeza’s activities include: member of El Sereno Coordinating Council, Latin American Professional Women’s Association, East Los Angeles Alcoholism Coalition, Sierra Vista Advisory Council, Plaza de la Raza Advisory Council, National Clients Council, Mexican-American Education Commission and All Saints Booster Club. She has been active in drives to obtain sports equipment for El Sereno Youth, anti-graffiti campaigns, all Saints Building project, costumes and equipment for Folklorico dancers and Mariachi bands.
Connie Martinez [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Connie Martinez Connie Martinez, otherwise known as “honorary Major of El Sereno” has been a moving force in her community. Believing that sports hold the key to youth involvment, she is an active member of the El Sereno Sports Assocation, Pop Warner League and organized a woman’s football team as well as a girls softball team. The local PTA a named her “Parent of the Year.” She served on the Advisory board for El Sereno Junior High and is a noon-aide and program coordinator. She has five children and three grandchildren and her home is always open to any youngster, providing a family circle that is extended to take in those who need it. Among her many interests are camping, singing, playing the guitar, reading, collecting rocks.
Mary Gutierrez [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Mary Gutierrez Mary Gutierrez mother of four, who has five grandchildren, serves all generations, from senior citizen to youth and gets results in all areas. Her friends say she never asks for any recognition on her own but prefers to serve quietly and efficiently in many roles in her community of Lincoln Heights. This has been a very involved year for Mary, who has been particularly active with the Neighborhood Watch program, in which neighbors take on the old-fashioned duties of looking out for each other; protecting one another against crime and theft. Police and fire personnel attend these meetings at which residents and law-enforcement act hand-in-hand. Her activities with the Boy Scout organization has won her a service award. She works hard during elections “getting out the vote” and has been active in supporting the books-for-shut-in program of the Los Angeles library system.
Barbara Mahan [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Barbara Mahan Barbara Mahan, who has four children and four grandchildren, is particularly active in youth work in the Northeast Area. For 15 years Barbara has coordinated the annual rummage sale, a community wide project that benefits Northeast YMCA where she serves in many capacities. Through her efforts kids are able to go to summer camp. She received an award from the city of Los Angeles for her efforts at community betterment, Ms. Mahan Likes to camp and this summer, took 25 junior high school kids to the High Sierras for a summer of fun. “I had as much fun as they did,” says Mrs. Mahan.
Local woman in fop PTA office [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Local woman in fop PTA office “The voice of PTA is getting stronger and stronger,” it was agreed at the national convention held this year in Anaheim. Filling one the national vice presidencies and representing the host state was Ruth Swenson of South Pasadena, who will have charge of educational policy for the national organization. Mrs. Swenson previously served as president of California State PTA and prior to that time was active at the Association level in South Pasadena. Considerable progress was made at the convention where the policy of “Today's PTA was continued, presenting a new concept of the parentteacher group that was once accused Of "cookie-and-tea" policy. Among the issues on which PTA plans to strike out this year are: TV violence and its effect upon children. . . the PTA will continue to expand its current campaign which included nationwide polls on the subject. Also under study will be the need for creating public awareness and understanding of the collective barg...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
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Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
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Rosalie Clauss [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Rosalie Clauss Meet the contest finalists Rosalie Clauss of Eagle Rock is active in senior citizen and community affairs. It was she who helped to bring a low-cost nutrition program for senior citizens to the area. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Eagle Rock High School and is chairman of Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce children’s art contest. Mrs. Clauss is president of her ladies aid chapter and secretary of her church council. She was also superintendent of the vacation Bible School and she is at present volunteer secretary for Eagle Rock Lutheran Church. The mother of three, she enjoys rockhounding, making jewelry and studying archaeology.
Mary Ann Lake [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Mary Ann Lake Mary Ann Lake, president of Eagle Rock Merchants Association and past president of Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce also served as president of the National Secteraries’ Association and is current president of Glendale Soroptimist Club. She serves on the board of Northeast YMCA and works with BLEND, United Way and Neighborhood Watch. In addition to civic duties, Mary Ann enjoys her home: loves to do interior decorating and collects Oriental items. She and her husband are avid Dodger fans.
Sally Clouse [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Sally Clouse Sally Clouse is one of the real dynamos of South Pasadena, where she is active in political campaigns, club work and philanthropy. She is publicity, chairman for the Verdugo District, California Federation of Women's Club of South Pasadena. A "Friend of the Library”, she works with the Library Guild and is a committee member for the League of Women Voters. She helped organize Constitution Week activities for Oneonta Park Daughters of the American Revolution and is active in church work, Mrs. Clouse is “deep" into archeology and makes frequent “digging” trips to local deserts. She’s a member of the. Archaelogical Survey Association.
Esther Rosas [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Esther Rosas This is a second time around for active Esther Rosas, who was also a runner-up in the 1976 contest. She works closely with Gates Street Elementary PTA, Los Angeles Times Boys Club. Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce and serves on the housing committee of Citizens Unit for Participation (CUPHUD). She is a team mother and secretary of the El Sereno Sports for Youth and works with the Lincoln, Heights Athletic Association for Youth. Mrs. Rosas assists the Boys Club in their fundraising activities.
Shirley Diefenbach [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Shirley Diefenbach If Northeast Los Angeles ever becomes a quieter place it will be due largely to the efforts of Shirley Diefenbach who has fought city hall and a couple of railroads in her attempt to tone down the train whistles which have disturbed the sleep of residents and had a drastic effect upon property values. Her research and investigations are now in the hands of the City Attorney and City Council where some action is expected to be forthcoming. Shirley has gone “all out” on the subject of noise, serving as a clearing house for many such grievances, including barking dogs. She is a caterer and award-winning cake decorator in addition to her other activities.
Ruth Swiggett [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
Ruth Swiggett Ruth Swiggett’s interests cover the full scale from youth to senior citizens. She is vice president of El Sereno Senior Citizens, member of the grievance committee, and is recording secretary for the El Sereno Coordinating Council. She was one of the moving forces in El Serene’s famous bicentennial celebration and honorary mayor campaign. Now retired, she once served as a nurse for mental patients and is nowworking on a book about her life.
WE WOMEN view with alarm . [Newspaper Article] — Highland Park News-Herald & Journal — 8 October 1977
WE WOMEN view with alarm . “The most urgent problems facing our community today are drugs and gangs. I feel that to improve the community is to have workshops for the youth. This way we can help develop a sense of responsibility and self direction; helping them gain a deeper understanding of human behavior and this way promote acceptance, tolerance, friendship and self respect and pride in their community and themselves.” Connie Martinez o-o-o ALIENS “Our greatest need is to maintain interest in the country's affairs (from Councilman to the President). Most urgent community problem is communication with the flow of illegal aliens and orientating them to our ways of living; advising them of our laws and various requests of the city in the services rendered. Mary Gutierrez, Lincoln Heights. o-o-o CRIME “Crime would have to be the number one problem. Second is that youth is not receiving a proper education to go out into the job world and also there is very little job training problmes...