Independent from Long Beach, California on February 20, 1964 · Page 73
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 73

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 20, 1964
Page 73
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LAKEWOOD VISITORS FROM MEXICO · By EARL GR1SWOLD The death of Angelo M. (Jack) lacoboni has saddened Lakewooders and m a n y others beyond the community For Mr. lacoboni was widely, known and well-beloved as Lakewood" s first mayor. . lie was a steadying influence on the City Council, ·first as mayor for six years, nd then as a councilman for 'the past four years. ; He was particularly impres 'tive when the rights and dig 'city of individuals were in- ivolved in matters before th Council. He never dealt light ly nor thoughtlessly wit people. ; It is a tragedy that he should be cut down so early by heart seizure. No words can lighten the.deep sorrow for his family, but their bereavement is shared by a wide circle of us who were his friends. TROUBLE CORNER- is the name one motorist hung on the not-too-trafficky intersection of Woodruff Avenue and Arbor Road in Lake wood after he was cited for running a red light there. The intersection has been the scene of a rash of red light citations recently, at a cost of $12 to the first of fender. Somewhere between 60 an 100 such citations have been] given out there by sheriffs deputies in the first IS days of February. And that's well above average for such an intersection. For it's not a particularly busy or unusual intersection. There are no distracting commercial signs. On one comer is a church. On another is a park. And on the other two 1 corners are homes. * · » · I WHAT IS IT about Woodruff and Arbor that drives drivers to drive right through' the red light? The answers vary -- often reflecting a particular viewpoint. Most frequent complaint of Youths Like American Hamburgers and Girls By ANNE HOWE Giant - size hamburgers and pretty girls are two of the most impressive things about Southern California, according to Sergio Cabrera, 17, and Francisco Cota. 16. teenage visitors from Mexico. . The boys, who have been staying with the John Gallegos family, 4735 Pttaroma AVCL, Lakewood, are here from Gusavi, Mexico, as a part of a two-week good neighbor tour, sponsored by the Paramount Rotary Club. · · · · CHOSEN for this trip by the Gusavi Rotary Club, the --S1«t1 Ptiota TEENAGE TOURISTS Sergio Cabrera, 17 Oeft). and Francisco Goto, 16 (right), check Southern California sights to be seen with their Lakewood host, John Gallegos. The boys are visiting the Gallegos family as part of a goodwill exchange program sponsored by the Paramount Rot ary Club. boyj visited the usual tourists attractions such as Marine-land, Disneyland. Knotti Berry Farm, etc. Most impressive was the Matterhom ride at Disneyland and the large fish at Marineland. Upon returning to the Gallegos home each evening, the boys enthusiastically described each new sight in their native Spanish. Tourist a t t r a c t i o n s weren't the visitors' only sightseeing activities. The boys enjoyed a special tour of Lakewood City Hall. noting the different designs of wood from each of the Latin American countries; marveled at the fantastic excavation in the ground which will one day be Bullock's Lakewood, and felt that the trip from Mexico would be worth the effort if they could always shop in beautiful Lakewood Center. · · » · OTHER HIGHLIGHTS for the 16-year-old college freshman and 17-year-old junior, were the friendly welcomes expressed by American girls (who didn't seem to mind the boys lack cf English) and Mrs. Gallegos' wonderful cooking. Preparing to return to their homeland this week, the boys agreed that good food and friendliness are common bonds in any country. LAKEWOOD YO YO CHAMPS Debbie Bullard, 11, and Mark Forgan, 10, are top girl and boy yo yo twirlers in Lakewood. The pair, both from San Martin Park, won all-city championship and represent Lakewood at regional tournament in Anaheim. Shotwell Enters Council Campaign in Lakewood Robert Shotwell. former,tion their integrity. I'm sure Lakewood Youth Center di- that the Council is quite hon- the motorist is that the yellow rector, this week declared his est. . . . Honesty in public a wjy of life which forbids any possible conflict of interest; and this kind of honesty Bone!11 Keeps Branch HQ in Lakewood County Supervisor Frank G. Bonelli will maintain a ; branch office in Lakewood City Hall for another year. An option renewing lease of the quarters for a $50 annual fee was approved by the signal on Woodruff is too'intention to be a candidate'office is not a technical Iegal ( . ihort-lived. [in the City Council election act. but a habit of mind and and aspiring candidate." · Responds John Lindler.ton April 14. Lakewood City Hall adminis-l Shotwell said he would not trative aid who sits on.thejiss-jj a campaign statement City Traffic Committee: [until early next week. He The signal w a s checked said, however, he was urged list Friday by the County earlier this month to enter Road Department following the race, citizen complaints and a Also taking out candidates' query by an l-PT reporter.!nomination papers this week The yellow signal lasts three! wl s Betty Edelbrock. insur seconds. And three to five ance consultant, of 5243 should be stated by any new Board of Supervisors. The seconds is considered ample warning time for a 40-m.p.h street such as Woodruff at Arbor Road, Lindler said. MICHAEL* C.* Woodward. L.B. State College graduate . who was tagged at the Lake- " vrood corner recently. Klondike Ave. DEADLINE for candidates to file is Thursday noon. Feb. 20. The three incumbents fac- g re-election and two early 'contenders are formally in there were two sheriffs cars;** «* Facing re-election and a motorcycle working the!?f e M?yor R( *«t w · intersection at the time. Ccraolma V, JUan Bums -What is this? Have they * Geor £f Nv « f/- put Lakewood police on a The jariy challengers are £uota systemr he asked. Mark Hannaford, former Gty TM?TM · ^ ^tesssTfe ^A Lakewood resident who »*' of Commerce leader, the intersec- Here's Help for You to Give Up Smoking Wanta' kick the smoking habit? Help and encouragement are available in a Five Day Plan lecture series to start Sunday in the Little Theater Room 801 at Mayfair High School, Woodruff Avenue and Allington Street in Lakewood. Lakewood office is staffed regularly by Bonelli's field deputy tach Thursday from 2 to 4 p-m. The Lakewood office is one of nine field offices maintained by Bonelli to -decentralize the administration ol office and to offer constituents more convenient, close:o-home contact" with the] county supervisors, Boncl'i said. drives through m*. «..^.-^« . . tion each day on his way to Council May Select work in Belfflower said "an | GCobon 5 Successor unsuspecting driver j u s 11 'n *tnn! LECTURES will be given at 7:30 each evening, Sunday through Thursday. The series deals with the psychological and physical aspects of smoking, and helps persons "get over the hump" in quitting the habit · A follow-up meeting will be held at 7:30 pjn. Monday, March 2. * · · · THE PLAN was developed by Seventh-Day Adventists, whose religious beliefs forbid smoking. The meetings, however, are non-religious and are open to the public without charge. Sform Drain Transfer OK of . doesn't h a v e time to stop The councilmans seat with that fast yellow light. Angelo M. lacoboni, who It will be red before he can died last Saturday, will not cet into the intersection. ibe filled at the April 14 mu- · · · · Intcipal election. LT. JOHN KEHOE. traffic! City Administrator Mar- commander at the Lakewood jj,^ j.jjjjn sa jj that under Sheriffs Station, said his dfP" councihnen's staggered terms, tties have been watching ^ j lco boni would have Woodruff Avenue more close- served until 1966. State laws ly s i n c e through-traffic requ ^ e tha t the Council ei- pricked up after installation\ Aet tpvoM , successor of traffic signs in a nearbyl^ttm 30 day, t o complete area that shunted more cars (lhe tera% cr call ,, jpec onto Palo Verde and Wood-L lectionf Ju fan said, ruff. | Only the seats of the three -We're probably averaging incumbent counciteen whose four citations a day there ittrmj expire this year can be row," he said. -But a one- filled at the April 14 election. Hannaford Explains Mark Hannaford, L a k e - lecond lengthening m the amber light won't help the offenders we're stopping- We're after the people who »re flagrantly violating the wood Gty Councfl candidate, signal by a considerable^* issued an "explanation'' amount -- those who have'of the last point cf his seven- ciore than enough time to point campaign statement re- stop, but are trying to stretch'ported here last week, cut a too-long ran to beat] Hannaford's seventh point the changeover from yellow,had stated simply, 'I am to red." ! honest." -.-The Sheriffs Deartment He said he has been -chid- 'doesn't determine the timing ed" about the statement, and ·ii the yelkrw light, but isjthat it look on a connota- 'charged with enforcement, teition that did injury to my noted. cause and to the dignity of " "We're going to leave the'the campaign.'' The Board of Supervisors has approved transfer of a Lakewood storm drain to the Flood Control District for future jurisdiction, operation and maintenance. Supervisor Frank G. Bonelli reported. District Chief Engineer M. E. Salsbury recommended the __,-.__ . --, -- . . _ ...,__,., .. action lowing an in vestiga-j RECREATION SCHEDULE tion of the facility by mem- 'raffic May vliss Cutoff o Lakewood Lakewood ii asking tit tate to give the city better recognition for benefit ot mo- oristi who win travel the San Gabriel River Freeway. A City Council resolution orwarded to the State Divi- ioa of Highways this week note* the freeway "will provide access to the city at the Del Amo Boulevard off-ramp or both north and south- ound traffic.** But plans for the freeway identify only the southbound off-ramp as a Lakewood exit. The city asks that Lakewood exit signs be installed for motorists going in both directions. The freeway is not expected to be completed in the Lakewood area before 1966. Youth Band Will Elect 13 Directors The Pan American Youth Band will elect 13 directors at a potluck dinner meeting I at 3 rxm. Sunday at the Lake- ! wood Youth Center. Roy Puddy. board manager. said the group will also discuss plans for a p a n c a k t breakfast April 11 at Dutch Village to raise funds for band uniforms. The self-supporting youth organization, made up of 44 tandsmen and 22 drill team members, won a junior state championship at Santa Barara last summer. Director Eldon DeLong rehearses his units each Wednesday evening at Mayfair High School. Hearing Set on Handbill Distribution Lakewood City Council will [hold public hearing Tuesday on an ordinance to regulate distributors cf commercial handbills. The ordinance will "require permit for, and the wearing f identification by solicitors. peddlers, and distributors of commercial handbills." The aw will not restrict distribu- Kn cf non-commercial hand- ills or printed matter accord- ng to City Attorney John Todd. Also on the Council agenda wil] be a continued protest tearing on proposed annexa- ion of an area east of the San Gabriel River. Ten writ- en protests were filed at ths ast council meeting, forcing the continuance. The area, identified as Increment No. 29, Is bounded roughly by Del Amo Boulevard and Centralia Street from Pioneer Boulevard to Coyote Creek. Pony League Signs Boys ber$ of hit staff. The City of Lakewood earlier had adopted a resolution offering the [drain to the district. I Bonelli said the project includes about 3,500 feet of einforced concrete pipe and Parks Offer Variety of Activities for Kids initiation. ."yeCcrw ligna! at the three Seconds," Lindler said. This hassle ]s because we're be- campaign," Hannaford tlabo ^jnniEj to enforce traffic reg- at the intersection ·LV THE coarse cf the rated, : 'I shall attack my inaooDs ai me luwtcwu^.friendly cpponentJ on many cow, and we haven't before." [issues, hot I shall never ques- PYlHtANS NOTE CENTENNIAL Lakewood Mayor Robert Baker signs proclamation citing the Order of Knights of Pythias in its centennial founders week, continuing through Feb. 22. Observing are Isidore Wolf (left), chan- cenor-commander cf Lakewood Lodge 403, and Leon Post (right), special deputy grand chancellor. , A variety of activities is of- the program, with the an-'pa ren t. in Candlewood Street f ere( j m the spring program nouncement of victorious can-1 ram the Los Cerritos Drain-W the Lakewood Recreation didates to 'cap the eveningY Df^fL- ge System to a location be- Department. Superintendent festivities. Music for dancing 1 ' u ' ·» low Hackett Avenue where it Dave Mills reported today. IwiU be provided by the| urns north and continues in A gymnastics instruction Chandalls. Admission is 50 ightj of way and Hackett'program will be conducted cents. .venue to Michelson Street'each Tuesday evening at May-1 t extends east in Michelson f a ir High School for boys and, Special event for kids at The G r e a t e r Lakewood Pony baseball league, open to boys 13 to IS years old. win hold signup meeting] at Miy- f»ir and Del Valle Parks from 7:30 to 9 pro. Friday . Player agent Bill Pulfer of 4259 Knoxville Ave. said boys must be accompanied by a Delay Meet The Lakewood Gty Park or about 200 feet to its ter-'girls from elementary school the parks this wetk will bejwin meet at 8 pjn. Feb. 26 [age through high school the showing of the feature Dr. Royal Lee Will Address Nutrition Club Dr. Royal Lee will address in the council chambers. The gymnastics program film,'Gulliver's Travels." The Chairman Norman Kreitzer includes instruction in tram-'film will be shown Thursday cancelled the regular meet- poline, bars, mat work and at Mayfair Park, Friday at ing, originally scheduled Feb. ,vaulting. Leon Crawford and Bolivar Park, and Saturday at|19, in memory of the late City his staff of instructors have Lmdstrom playground. Saa,Councilman Angelo M. Iico- 1 scheduled the following times'Martin and Del Valle Parks. t boni. for various age groups: j ·-------- School auditorium, 5206 Brier-1 crest Ave. Dr. Lee is president of the Lee Foundation for Nutri- sludcnu 9 p.^ plied Nutrition. Mrs.ILJ.Pattmc^presi- dent, said the meeting is free and open to the public: Junior Chamber to Clinics for Youth Fitness The first in a series of three said. Appearing at Saturday's wood parks and Lnxlstrom'youtj, fjtr.ess clinics win be', 1 ' 55 * 011 ^ ** Bta W* 15 *. L a k e w o o d Elementary 1^^^ Saturday from S, 1 ** *"* dn Dodger baseball begin- 0 v i,t^i ico }"- ,. , . _, . cceedmg dirucs wul be March 7 and 21. Appli- Kite-making classes will be conducted at the four Lake March 7. Lakewood News a4 CUSSOTED ACS SCSI FACCCT AVL. CA J-IUt ajti. to 2 p.m. at the Lake-1 «^TI ~,v. t*,.;*'*" 0 * Hi ? h School stadium, v MfS*TM'.**" «P««»WP * 0* ***** blank, for youths who ior Chamber of Commerce, {^ant to participate are avail- i Jaycee President Robert .V-l^ij ,t Lakewood junior and Hizh school members of,GIines said the clmics win senior high schools and at the the Ukewood Youth Center .emphasize phys^a! fitness d ty partj ,nd playgroundj. win stage an election dance .routines for toys »/« prls Awards will be presented ! Friday evening. 7 to 1130. ^ to IS ywr. old. to youths who corcplete a Final balloting for spring F-ach session win featore a { required series cf quanrying semester officers win open'noted sports figure.,exercises.

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