Independent from Long Beach, California on January 22, 1975 · Page 11
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 11

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, January 22, 1975
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Photographer's delight r, .Jennifer Wayland is all 'smiles during a recent stint las a photographer's model. But 'for Jennifer, even the simplest things---like stand- mg--are difficult and require 'many breaks in the photo .session. . Jennifer is a victim of -spina bifida, a congenital birth defect which left her unable to walk unaided. But the , lively little 3-year-old 1 proved more than up to the challenge of being charming i during a recent picture-taking session with photographer Jasper Nutter. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Wayland of Long Beach, Jennifer is the 1975 March of Dimes Poster Child for the Long Beach-Lakewood a r e a . Her mother, Barbara Wayland, said Jenn i f e r , loves the attention she's been getting as a poster girl--especially the attention from photographers with flashing lights on their cameras. Mrs. Wayland, a nursing student at Long Beach City College and a special aide at Earl and Loraine Miller Children's Hospital Medical Center, said Jennifer's prognosis is good. ' Night ban on street a ueau issue By DON BRACKENBURY Staff Writer There is no intention on the part of the Long Beach ' City Council to prohibit all-night parking on city streets or to require a permit for such parking, council members emphasized Tuesday. They also voted to receive and file--which normally means to take no further action--reports from the city manager and the Planning Department on street parking. . It was the two reports that brought about the council's public comments on the parking situation. _ "I was somewhat mystified when this came in, because I never recall us advocating prohibiting parking on the streets," said Councilman Thomas Clark. "AS THE MAKER of the motion, that was surely not my intention," said Councilman Don Phillips. City Manager John Mansell said the report from his office and from the Planning Department had been requested some months ago by the council as a follow- up to inquiries about people not using garages. Phillips said his intention in seeking the reports was to determine if there is any way people can be made to use garages for the purpose intended, rather than as workshops or storerooms. Councilman Bert Bond said he thought some confusion might stem from some streets in the city now being posted to prohibit parking during limited hours once a week to facilitate street sweeping. ' "These are purely street-sweeping signs, and have nothing to do with all-night parking," Bond said. "I would like to make clear for the record," said Clark, "that this council has no intention of prohibiting parking of cars on the streets." INDEPENDENT WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22,1975 *··· SECTION B-PAGE 8-1 MARKETS ON PAGES C-8C-9 People Talk L.B. to tell women of job openings F.C. Anderson In response to petitions from a half dozen women's groups, the Long Beach City Council agreed Tuesday to notify; specified organizations when vacancies occur on city boards and commissions and to accept nomina- 1 lions for replacements. ·.·-;· The council motion, made by Councilwoman Renee B. Simon and adopted unanimously, also specified that "public notice" be given of such vacancies. . The women's organizations had complained that there are not enough women on key city boards and . commissions. They said that, although wanting the "most qualified" people appointed, they felt such bodies should "reflect the diversity" of the population. · Resolutions urging notification of interested organizations and general public notice of vacancies on city bodies were submitted by Long Beach chapters of the American Association of University W o m e n , t h e League of Women Voters, the National Organization for. Women, the Women's Community Resources Center, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Federally Employed Women, Inc. . · SAN FRANCISCO has the Golden Gate Bridge and Ghirardelli Square, and there are those romantics who have left their hearts in both places! Less celebrated, however, is San" Pedro with its Vincent Thomas Bridge and Ports O'Call Village, two points of interest where a columnist can keep his heart but .blow a fast dollar. , The other morning I played hookey tro.m Long Beach and crossed over the bridge in search of adventure. I took with me the dollar bill I had been saving to have my zoris half-soled. · The two-way bridge toll put a 50-cent dent in my budget, but I figured that I could afford to be a free- spender because President Ford is going to rebate 12 per cent of my 1974 federal income lax. My treasure sank to 40 cents after I invested a dime in a telescope view of the harbor. The fabled scenery musl have been out to lunch--all my dime did was to bring Ihe smog in closer. . - · ( Ports O'Call Village doesn't lack attractions,, although the leanness of my purse forced me to forego all of them except a 40-cent corn on the cob, which is. nothing to shuck about. · Among the items I passed up were these: A $1.25 walking shrimp cocktail. I never indulge in cocktails until the sun is over the yardarm. So the shrimp had to walk without me. AN AL CAPONE sandwich offered by a restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine also tempted me. I'm sure the sandwich is a gastronomic delight and that it's on the "most wanted" lists of both Tedd Thomey and - the federal government. If Eliot Ness will lend me a '/couple of bucks, I'll buy one on my next visit. '-'. The art shop which offered to do a portrait of my . dog for only $45 tickled my cultural fancy. But I don't · think my dog would sit still long enough to be immortalized on canvas. Fleas, you know. My life's dream is to put to sea on a whale hunt. But in pricing the whale hunts advertised by the commercial vessels in dock at Ports O'Call, I discover- -m m- · · 1 ed I would have to hunt a loan before I could hunt a f^ ffclflf k Tl M Jill rlWfirfl Carol McOwen, president of the League of Women Voters of Long Beach, said it "most wholeheartedly endorses" the resolution of the AAUW that a definite procedure be formulated to place women and minorities on city boards and commissions. "As matters stand, a large group of Long Beach citizens is not being represented," Mrs. McOwen said. "No such discrimination exists, however, on its tax rolls." K a l h y Mason, legislative chairperson for t h e AAUW, said its 460 members feel that a "new method of recruitment is needed to select the best qualified." "You would be surprised how difficult it is to get good people to come forth and serve," said Mayor Edwin W. Wade. Anna Dorpshaw, representing the National Organization for Women (NOW, said one of their complaints lias been the lack of information about requirements for positions on city bodies. "Were asking that the city open up a closed club," she said. City Manager John R. Mansell said he saw "no great difficulty" in providing information requested by the women's organizations, but he asked that his office be given specific groups to notify so it was not overburdened with a vast number of notices. In her motion, Mrs. Simon specified that organizations interested L;i getting notification of vacancies would have to, on their own initiative, so inform the office of the mayor and city manager. Mansell said such organizations would be given the basic information on city boards and commissions, with normal expiration dates of terms, and that special notification would be sent if Vacancies occurred in midterm. "I don't think there is anything in these proposed resolutions that does not express the' intent that the mayor, the council and the city manager haven't had for a long time," Mrs. Simon said. --Don Brackenbury City hears plan for versatile aquatic park A variety of recreational activities, from a children's playground to quiet spots for the elderly, all separated by forested knolls rising 45 feet above the waters of the lagoon, were proposed Tuesday for Long Beach's aquatic park, ' The plan was presented by Sasaki, Walker Associates, the city's consultant on shoreline planning, to a joint meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission. Planning Director Ernest Mayer Jr. explained that it was not a public hearing and no action would be taken. Hearings and subsequent actions will be taken at later meetings of both the council and commission, he said. Pete Walker of Sasaki, Walker said the firm envisions the entire Pacific Terrace area south of Seaside Walk on both sides of Shoreline Drive as a park-like area of recreational and commercial developments. The area will be tied to downtown Long Beach by means of the proposed Pine Avenue boardwalk, and the Retired banket gets goal is to bring the downtown area back to the regional attraction it once was, Walker said. The plan is basically the same as that submitted last November to a meeting of the Planning Commission, but with greater detail. Kalvin Pratt, who made the presentation Tuesday with the aid of color slides, said Pacific Terrace is "the key to the downtown plan. "This is potentially one of the finest urban park and multiple-use areas in the .nation," Pratt said. The multilevel boardwalk would run from Pine Avenue at the Ocean Boulevard level to the edge of the lagoon on the south side of Shoreline Drive. There it would split, with the east leg serving the basically commercial area around the small harbor and the west leg leading to the aquatic park. Pratt said the consultants suggest the small harbor be developed as a type of fishermen's wharf, similar to that in San Francisco, with shops and possibly restaurants. Boat slips would be provided, not for permanent berthing as a marina but as a "port-of-call" for fishing and pleasure craft. "Boats and' sails--that's what people come from inland to see," he said. Coastal 'powers' plan revised ·'·· After these financial discouragements, I elected 'the only no-cost recreation offered by Ports O'Call-- · ·people watching. In particular, I watched a bus load of students from the Whittier Union High School District as they toured the village and broadened their educational horizons. I don't know how much culture is contained in a penny arcade, but the students were sopping it up by the dimeful, give or take a few tills. 1 wonder if any of the students noticed that a sign painter had misspelled one of the street names in the village. The last time 1 looked, the proper spelling of the possessive of bo'sun was not "bo'son's," as in -Bo'son's Walk.". Any self-respecting bo'sun would make that errant sign painter walk the plank or chip the paint off Ihe sign,. : WHEN I GET my promised tax rebate, I'll return to Ports O'Call Village and do the Diamond Jim Brady hit, I'm assuming, of course, that my passport and 25 cents will still get me over the Vincent Thomas Bridge. ' No, friends, the buck docs not stop at the desk of Harry Truman or any, other president. It stops at the first cash register you hit at Ports O'Call. At least my buck did. A dollar doesn't go far anymore. It barely makes it to San Pedro. Retired banker Weldon M. Parker was named 1975 recipient of the Long ' Beach Boys' Clubs Golden M a n a n d B o y A w a r d Tuesday n i g h t d u r i n g ceremonies at the Petroleum Club. M i k e C o p p e r s m i l h , principal of David Bur- WELDON M. PARKER cham Elementary School, received the group's Golden Boy Award. Parker, 76, has been active in the Boys' Club for 20 y e a r s , according to R a y S t r i e k l i n , w h o presenled Ihe award. In' making the presentation, Strieklin told the audience of approximately 400 persons that Parker has distinguished himself as "a man behind boys." Coppersmith, 42, was cited for "his outstanding personal accomplishment, which was to overcome a speech handicap and become captain of a championship debate team at Long Beach State University." Dinner c h a i r m a n Richard N. McCook said the $100-a-plate affair was expected to raise nearly $40,000 for the Roys' Clubs' treasury. By MARY ELLIS CARLTON Urban Affairs Writer Cities within the jurisdiction of the Regional Coastal Zone Commission have Won at least one round in their fight opposing a plan which would give sweeping powers over local government to a proposed permanent coastal commission. A watered-down second draft of t h e commission's controversial powers, funding and government clement, released Monday, is more responsive to municipal powers. The revised version proposes a successor agency which would include elected officials and be without absolute authority over local planning. In the first draft, authored by special consultant D e n n i s A n t e - nore. a San Francisco attorney, the commission proposed a successor agency w i t h a permanent state commission and interim regional commissions ( f o r f o u r o r f i v e years) made up of appointed mem- b e r s and specifically excluding elected officials. That first draft also would have given the successor bodies sweeping responsibilities for approving a l l z o n e c h a n g e s , v a r i a n c e s , conditional-use permits, building permits and permits for construction projects, public or private. These proposals d r e w heavy fire from coastal cities and civic leaders in the regional c o m m i s s i o n ' s two-county a r e a . M a n y charged that the proposal--if accepted--would usurp city authority and alter the form of government without a vote of the people. The second draft includes these major alterations: --A 12-member regional c o m mission comprised of one supervisor from each county, one city councilman from each county, two delegates to the Southern California Association of Governments and six public representatives. --Establishment of three coastal /ones, with commission authority reduced in inland areas within its jurisdiction. --An increase in the authority of local governments to delegate p e r m i t s , w i t h t h e commission m a i n t a i n i n g recourse to actions in violation of the state coastal plan. Public hearings on the d o c u - ment arc scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 3 and 24 in the board room of the Long Beach Harbor Building, 925 Harbor Plaza Drive. CITY POST DEADLINE HERE! Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for candidates to file in the 1975 elections for the nine seals on the Long Beach City Council and the three citywide elective offices of auditor, attorney and prosecutor. The turnout for the March 18 primary nominating election already is the largest in city history. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, there were 71 persons running for City Council and five for the cilywidc elective offices. Ten candidates signed in Monday and Tuesday. They are: Second District--Wallace E. Edgcrton, 331 Gladys Avc.,No.205. Fifth District--Ernie Kell, 7886 Ring St.; William J. Edmunds, 3121 Kailin Avu.; Garry L. Martin, 3849 Ocana Ave., and Richard B, Cartwright, 5325 Monlaco Seventh District--Thomas Murphy, 270! Maine Ave. Eighth District--Margaret Schaffmcir, 1037 E. Carson St.; Harold G. Ward, 4225 Virginia Vista Court, and Mel Salsman, 40 Olive Ave. City Prosecutor--William A. Brown, -H23 Livingston Drive.

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