The Star-News from Chula Vista, California on June 8, 1991 · Page 3
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The Star-News from Chula Vista, California · Page 3

Chula Vista, California
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Saturday, June 8, 1991
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ooth Bav 1 1 M an sought in wife's Stabbing t IMPERIAL BEACH - A woman's husband allegedly stabbed her 21 times during an argument over late bills, detectives Said this week. I The woman was released Friday from Mercy Hospital where She was taken by ambulance and treated for injuries suffered in the attack Tuesday. t . Sheriffs detectives have launched a search for the suspect, Jose Conception Leyva, 40, a Mexican citizen legally residing in the United State. Detective Ed Needham said the woman was stabbed 12 times in the face, seven times in the right hand, once in the left hand and once in the back. Needham said a neighbor found the woman lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom of her residence in the 1000 block of Uth Street. Layva reportedly told the housekeeper and children to leave the residence and go shopping before the stabbing, Needham said. Detectives commended the neighbor who called 911 twice after finding the victim. 1 "Quick action by her neighbors probably saved her life," Needham said. U.S. House OKs sewage funds bill $49 million allocated for Tijuana sewage The U.S. House of Representatives approved an bill this week that included $49 million to begin construction of the International Sewage Treatment plant for Tijuana sewage and has approved $40 million to help San Diego achieve secondary sewage treatment standards. San Diego's congressional delegation voted in favor of the bill The grant is provided under the Clean Water Act to selected cities to upgrade their sewage treatment systems. The city is expected to use these funds in a massive $2.4 billion sewage-treatment upgrade. "The bricks and mortar are on the way. These funds will keep us on schedule for the sewage plant's planned opening in 1994. The decades of health and environmental problems caused by sewage flowing into our communities from across the border are nearing their end," Congressman Duncan Hunter said. "This is a long-awaited investment in the environment of the South Bay area and in the health of the people who live there," Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham added. 'it y r L f 4 rv 5E5!ur- J 7 Stiff photo by Ion Mot Chula Vista Elementary School District Superintendent John Vugrln displays pictures of the president that took district officials two years to obtain. Schools to have drawing for president's pictures CHULA VISTA Pictures of the president finally will hang from the office walls of seven schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. i For two years, Dick Slaker, the coordinator of public and staff communications, has tried endlessly to obtain the photographs. He called the White House and local politicians trying to get pictures of the president. Finally, County Supervisor Brian Bil-bray and Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham were able to obtain the pictures, which were presented to district officials last week. Each year, Cunningham gets 10 pictures of the president he can distribute. The pictures are such a valuable commodity, the district is going to have a drawing to determine which schools get the initial seven portraits. But Slaker eventually hopes to supply all 31 schools with pictures of the president. "I want every school to have a picture of the president so the kids know who he is," Sinker said. Membership in Asian, Filipino gangs on the rise, authorities say By James A. Smith 8taff Writer CHULA VISTA While gang activity is on the rise in the South Bay, police said that gang membership among two ethnic groups is increasing faster than others. Asians and Filipinos are becoming the most visible and the most violent players in the dangerous game that too frequently claims or ruins youthful lives, according to a report from a countywide gang unit. And while parents are working hard to improve their children's lives, parents are to a large extent denying that their children are involved in the deadly rites of youth, Detective Mitch Hayes, a gang specialist for the Chula Vista Police Department, said. They're out there gang-banging and doing drive-bys and all the other things that gang members do," Hayes said. Two documented Filipino gangs exist in Chula Vista, according to authorities. They are the Stateside Islanders and Pahaganah, formerly known as PNB. Asian and Filipino gangs in National City include the National City Oriental Crips and the Easy Going Posse, respectively. Also in National City are the Sons of Samoa, categorized as a gang of Pacific Islanders, a sect in which Filipino groups sometimes are included. Some recent examples of violence from Filipino and Asian gangs include the following: After a stabbing in Bonita Memorial Day weekend between members of the Stateside Islanders and the Insane Dago Mob, a south San Diego Filipino group, police arrested a carload of youths carrying an Uzi 9mm semiautomatic and an AR-15 high-powered rifle. Filipino and Hispanic gang members were chasing each other on campus at Castle Park High School May 2, when a member of the Otay gang fell down and a gun accidentally fired, injuring him in the leg. Police recovered the gun after approaching a group of Hispanic youths drinking beer last weekend. Members of the Oriental Crips, an Asian gang in National City, were after their own 15-year-old leader because he wanted to dissolve the Crips. But the gang members ended up allegedly shooting and killing two members of the Easy Going Posse Feb. 22, a gang the leader reportedly wanted to join. Although somewhat different than the longer established Hispanic and black gangs the Asians and Filipinos get better grades, drive nicer cars, wear snappier clothes and go to school more often "they are becoming more visible, real active and really violent," Hayes said. Gang membership often is kept secret because culturally it is more of an embarrassment to Asian and Filipino families, gang specialist Michael Cuel-larsaid. In addition to those already mentioned, five other Filipino gangs operate in the South Bay. 'In terms of incidents of violence, a gang is a gang. They all tend to be violent: -Michael Cuellar Overall there are eight documented, active gangs, incorporating 390 members in Chula Vista; 11 gangs and possibly as many as 500 members in National City; 13 gangs and about 400 members in South San Diego and in the unincorporated areas of South County; and one gang of 100 to 150 in Imperial Beach, Cuellar said. Cuellar is a Chula Vista gang specialist attached to Jurisdictions Unified for Drug Gang Enforcement, a special countywide gang unit. The goal of JUDGE is to target individuals ranging from documented gang members to habitual drug offenders rather than crimes. After last weekend's two shootings in the Mission Beach area, members of the JUDGE unit plan to step up their operations near there throughout the summer, Cuellar said. And although no South Bay gangs were suspected in the shootings, Ski Beach in Mission Bay is an area Filipino gang) members like to frequent, he said. Cuellar said that because the Filipino gangs are still relatively new, many of the members have not been identified. However, he stressed that Filipinos are not the only groups prone to violence. "In terms of incidents of violence, a gang is a gang. They all tend to be violent," Cuellar said. Teachers want retirement plan returned By James A. Smith Staff Writer CHULA VISTA Comparing themselves to disappointed children at Christmas, adult school teachers asked for the return of a gift they said had been taken away their early retirement incentive plan. Sue Miller, a negotiator for the adult school teachers, said at a Sweetwater Union High School District board meeting Thursday Abducted boy returns unharmed CHULA VISTA A 7-year-old boy who was kidnapped from a motel's second-story walkway returned on his own and unharmed two days later. Although the kidnappers demanded $4,000 for payment of a debt from the boy's Honduran parents, Jose Ricardo Izaguinje returned May 31 to the motel in the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue from which he had been abducted, Agent Harry Comer said. The boy was taken at about 2 p.m. May 29, Comer said. Agents from the FBI and the Chula Vista Police Department mt with the parents, Hector Enrique Izaguirre and Olga Patricia Arita, throughout the nearly two-day ordeal. During that time, the father got two calls from the kidnappers, who asked for $4,000. "It looks like a kidnap for debt," Comer said. "We're just speculating but that's what it sounds like." The parents had been living in the motel for about three weeks, after being evicted from a house in San Diego for non-payment of rent, but the former landlords were not suspects, Comer said. An investigation into the crime is continuing, and authorities are "leaning towards a suspect," but no arrests have been made, Comer said. that the teachers were being denied access to applications for the early retirement plan. Miller asked that Superintendent John Rindone send a letter to all adult school teachers telling them they were qualified for the program, extending the deadline for early retirement applications and making the applications available. She asked adult school teachers "be returned the gift that was taken away." Louis Cane, another adult school teacher, said, "I am the kid at the bottom of the Christmas tree Sue (Miller)just spoke of." Rindone said the district and the adult school teachers have a difference of opinion on whether the teachers can be included in the early retirement program. Kathy Kozakiewicz, the district labor negotiator, said most adult school teachers don't qualify for the district's early retirement plan because they are paid on an hourly basis. Under the language of the district's existing early retirement plan, only credentialed teachers who have salary contracts with the district are qualified, Kozakiewicz said. California law states that a district must first show that an early retirement plan an incentive for teachers to bow out which provides a lump sum at retirement and an enhanced pension will save a school district money in the long term. A few years ago the district spent $10,000 to hire a private consultant who proved that the district's plan was cost-effective, Kozakiewicz said. Adult school teachers now have a regular, but not an early, retirement plan. Kozakiewicz said she told adult school negotiators if they wanted another plan other than the one the district offers, they would have to come up with it themselves at their own cost. CDLEf71At7 1J COLLEGE Computer Programming Automated Business Systems Computer Electronics Technology Data Entjy Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Extensive hands-on training and small classes. Degree programs AND short-term certificate programs, i Experience and proven success. We have been training San Diego's computer workforce for over 25 years Inverted Curriculum" which alows students to get their career training frst , then pursue a degree in the x; evening while working in their chosen feU Benefits available for miStary and veterans. 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