Santa Maria Times from Santa Maria, California on February 3, 1994 · 5
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Santa Maria, California
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Thursday, February 3, 1994
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Santa Maria Time Thursday, Feb. 3, 1994 A-5 0 SCHOOL BRIEFS Northridge hopes to open campus Feb. 14 By Times Staff NORTHRIDGE California State University, Northridge, hopes to open its campus Feb. 14. The university suffered anesti-. mated $150 million of damage in the Jan. 17 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. . Students who were supposed to start classes Jan. 18, can return to school on Valentine's Day. The earthquakes resulted in no injuries or fatalities on the campus, but a 2,447-space parking structure was destroyed," the Oviatt Library suffered major structural damage, the South Library, which housed the computing center, was condemned, two science buildings experienced chemical fires and bridges between two other science buildings must be removed, the engineering building is closed until asbestos can be removed, the fine arts building is unstable and the Sierra Tower class- AIRPORT room building is unsound. Most University Park Apartments are stable, but repairs are needed before students return. Because so many buildings have been judged unsafe, the campus will rent nearby offices and 300 portable trailers for classroom and faculty office space. Students who would like more information can call (818) 885-1200 or (818) 885-3700. : Registration starts for kindergarten Feb. 23 Schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District will start registering children for 199495 kindergarten classes Feb. 23. Parents should register children who will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 2, 1994, and should bring the child's birth certificate and proof of immunization. School offices will be open for registration from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. OBITUARIES Bosworth Crane Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pathways Community Church in the Vandenberg Inn for Bosworth Crane, 89, of Santa Maria who died Feb. 1, 1994, at a Santa Maria care center after a brief illness. Ed and Linda Tuttle, ministers, will officiate. Cremation was requested with burial at sea. Mr. Crane was born Aug. 20, 1904, in San ' Francisco. Mr. Crane was a resident of Santa Maria since 1975, formerly of Sacramento and Rockaway, Ore. He was employed with ADT, 'a security systems company, for 40 years. He was District Manager for Oregon, Washington and Idaho. He and his wife owned a small motel business in Rockaway Ore. He served in the Army Air Service from 1921 to 1924. Survivors include his wife, Beda R. Crane of Santa Maria; sons, James Douglas Crane of Hayward and Jerry Crane of Santa Maria; daughter, Barbara L Moshier of Santa Maria; five grandchildren; "and four great-grandchil-drcn. Contributions can be made to the Pathways Community Church, 128 Royal Street, Santa Maria, California 93454. Salomon Olguin No services will be held for Salomon Olguin, 86, of Paso Robles who died Jan. 22, 1994, in Tcmpleton. Cremation will take place at Chapel of the Roses in Atascadero, followed by inurnment at the Adelaida Cemetery. Mr. Olguin was born April 5, 1907, in New Mexico. Survivors include four step-children, Sal Bargas of Rusemead, Una Cano of Pueblo, CbloH Joseph Bargas of La Plata, Md.. and Emma and John Lopez of Santa Maria. Memeory P. Holmes ! A service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Jjdy Family Mortuary Chapel for Memeory P. Holmes, 79, of Orover Beach who died Feb. 1, 1994, in a Corona care center. The Rev. Robert Banker of the Open Door Church in Oceano will officiate. Burial will be at I p.m. Friday at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery. Mrs. Holmes was born Dec. 24, 1914. in Lexington. Mo. She came to the Grover Beach ire in 1980 from the Lot Angeles area. For 20 cara she was a district sales manager for Avon Products. She was a member of the White Shrine in El Monte California for many years. Survivors include her son, John A. Holmes of Corona; daughter. Carole Noble of Glover Beach; aisier, Deanna Edmondson of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. ; , She was preceded m death by her nusMnq, Keenan Holmes in 1984. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Federation of the Blind, 5982 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento, Calif. 95821 Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary will direct arrangements. Mary E. Jenkins At her request there will be no services for Mary Esther Jenkins, 91, of Santa Maria who died Feb. 2, 1994, at a Santa Maria care center. Cremation was requested with pniejnum- mem to be held at a later date. Mrs. Jenkins was born July 31. 1901 in Central City, loa. She lived in Santa Maria since 1928. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins were a deaf- mute couple. They were known in this community and both were at one time involved in Startling the Allan Hancock College sign classes. She attended Fir Baptist Church. Survrvon include her son. Joha Russell . Jenkins of Santa Maria; daughter. Janet P. Jenkins of Santa Maria; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary will direct arrangements. Leonard C. Cummings Man iU be htld at 10 a nv Fnday at St Joacph Church aod vigil service will be held at 7 pm, Thursday in the ciupel of the Magnet-Malonry Funeral Home for Leonard C. Cum-swrtgs, 78. of Nipoow who died Feb. I. 1994, in a Sanfa Mana etlended care ceata follow-n a knfSy illneM. Mas will he held at 10 aav Fnday at St Joseph Catnoiic Church ia Nipomo witll the Rev. MtfC James Mamw, celebrant. Bunal J1 be a Uw dale at Queen of Heaven Omclery a Rimltfld HeSts Mr. Cummirp wad bora ia Niagara Fails, N Y. He awned Aag. 14, 1WJ. and awvtd to LaPseaae ia 1951 He worked as aa orn:u-,g CKgtaeer aao is rrartinet m 19T- Mr had been a N .porno revJr km 19"9 He was a mmixt of Sl Jowt. Cartel Chare and the St Joseph Owned 177 of the Kji'gha of CoUnNts. Sviwn indwdt has wife, Marisrct C Castatftft, diafNw, L-r3a M Bffiraao of Santa Man, an. Jam L Gmess p of V ia tVact. atW enact. Slurtev M- MvOtft of Vfceier. mi fcw f-sadtiuairea. Ha a preceded as N s "" TVoma P Cwat Frr7 1 Yaataona ui it kekl a) 4 p m- TUniij m Mat-Manac? Foeral Boot. district is still on Lawsuit against 'As long as Hoback thinks he is able to collect money well continuelawyer says By Janene Scully Times Staff Writer - A lawsuit filed against the Santa Maria Public Airport District over the former general manager's employment contract will go forward, although the board fired Dan Hoback earlier this week. "As long as Mr. Hoback thinks he is able to collect money we'll continue the lawsuit," said Thomas Brill, an attorney for John Lucas. Lucas, a Santa Maria resident, is suing the district over the board's October approval of an employment contract for Hoback. Also named in the lawsuit are current airport director Dick Hulme and former board members Elaine Hale and Jim Klucker. All three voted for the contract. The airport board voted 3-2 Tuesday night to terminate Hoback, .who worked 10 years as general manager for the district. According to the 3-month-old employment contract, the district will pay Hoback about $154,000 in salary, vacation time and sick leave. "They're supposed to be able to fire him at will," Brill said. "I don't think the payment is required. " Meanwhile, the airport district's attorneys last month filed a demurrer in response to the lawsuit. The district's response contends there is no legal basis for the law suit, according to attorney Anne Russell. "A demurrer basically says so what," she said. A .hearing on the demurrer is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in Santa Maria Superior Court's Department 1. Brill declined to comment on the district's response, citing strategy considerations. He added that he would file a response. Lucas contends the board violated the state Public Utilities Code and the district's Administrative Code, which both say that a general manager should serve at the pleasure of the board. "The board's agreement with the general manager is not inconsistent with these provisions because it did not alter the status of the general manager as serving at the board's pleasure," the airport's response says. Hoback's employment contract allows for termination whenever the board feels is just, according to the airport's attorneys. The phrase "serve at the pleasure" means only that the employee is subject to removal without "good cause," the response says. The airport's response also contends that the service "at the pleasure of the board" does not prevent the board from issuing a contract. Contributions can be sent to Marian Extended Care Center, 1530 Cypress Way, Santa Maria, California 93454, Attn: Mary Hiester. Magner-Maloney Funeral Home will direct arrangements. John W.Hunt Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pismo Beach for John William Hunt, 45, of Grover Beach who died Feb. 1, 1994, at an Arroyo' Grande hospital. The Rev. Fr. Peter Parchem will officiate. Mr. Hunt was born in Upland March 28, 1948, and came to Arroyo Grande at the age of eight. He served in the United States Navy from 1965 until 1968. Mr. Hunt was a member of the Eagles Lodge Aerie 4153 in Oceano and a member of American Legion Post 727 in Grover Beach. Survivors include his wife, Tuney Hunt of Grover Beach; daughters, Shawna Hunt and Crystal Hunt, both of Grover Beach; sons, John W. Hunt II and Jason Hunt, both of Grover Beach; stepsons, Donald Wold of Iowa and Anthony Wold of Grover Beach; brothers, Mike Hunt of Santa Maria, Jim Hunt of Grover Beach, Tom Hunt of Arroyo Grande and Dan Hunt of Nipomo; sisters, Pat Sahagun of San Leandro and Kathy Irthum of Arroyo Grande; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Hunt in 1986. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel. Linda D. 1 1 olden Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary for Linda D. Holden, 46, of Santa Maria who died Feb. 1, 1994, at her residence suddenly. The Rev. Howard Leverett will officiate. Cremation was requested withjrrvate inurnment to be held in the Dudley-Hoffman Memory Gardens. Mrs. Holden had been a resident of Santa Maria since 1954, moving here from Arroyo Grande. She was a homcmaker for more than 24 yean. Survivors include her husband, West Holden of Santa Maria; daughter, Shawanna Holden of Santa Maria; sons, Jon Holden, David Holden, Richard Holden, and Frank Holden, all of Santa Maria; sister, Christine Dillion of Almi-ra, Wash.; brothers, Phillip Gorsline of Redding and Scott Gorsline of Downey; mother, Dorothy Gorsline of Santa Maria; father, Burton Gorsline of Santa Maria; and four grandchildren. " Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary will direct arrangements. Doss R. Smith Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary for Doss R- Smith, 87, of Santa Maria who died Feb. 1, 1994, at a Bakersfield hospital. Mr. Jesse de Leon of the Jehovah's Witnesses of Santa Maria will officiate. Burial will follow in the Santa Maria Cemetery. Mr. Smith had been a resident of Santa Maria for 31 years. He was in the agriculture industry for more than 54 years, to various capacities. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United Slates Array. Survivors include bis sons, Ronald Smith of Bakersfield, Troy Cook of Beebe, Art; daughters, Rrgcnia Nunes of Santa Maria, Mona Cook and Sandra Thomas, both of Bakersfield; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded ia death by his wife. " Erma L Smith who died Oct 8, Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary win direct arrangements. Dave H. Moore Services will be Vld at 2 p m. Fnday at the Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel for Dave Hodges Moore, 80. of Arroyo Grande who dt4 Feb. 1, 1994. at a Saa Luts Obispo convalescent ktapttal. Bunal will be held at the at the Arrovo Grande Cemetery. Pastor Bob Alriaa-der of the Central Coast Bar Church ia Grover Beach will ofTioaat. Mr. Moore was bora in Carthage, Teaa, March S. 1913. He was a retired pUnt operator k the Belndge Oil Company ad awed k Arrovo Grande ia 19?9 boa Loat Hills aa Wester Kera Conor. He attended Bapttst Church's afl hd We. He am a eaerorw of the OceaKtTivf Cities Elk's lodge 2504 aad a member of ate MawcaC Lodfe ia Tafl Survjvors include hat wife. Mvrde Moore of A.TCVO Grande, so. illiam Moort of Saa lose-, and two grsai-hifeta. Vaatarjoa :3 be head at 3 pas. Friday at fee Martha) Spro Sftet Funeral Qupci Arrangements pending: AesaW Saaonsw, tt, ftma Beat. Ft TV Savua Mtnt Tmrt fmiKtt aVr -!-! f-rt of ctwtt lirmttm fer aVe CARTOON CHARACTERS Council says welcome to 'San-Toe Maria' By Rob Neill Times Staff Writer Perhaps, someday, Santa Marians will regard it as the cartoon equivalent of tri-tip. The Santa Maria City Council voted Tuesday the characters of "Two Toes" the comic featuring dual-digited aliens with a warm-and-fuzzy, work-together message official city mascots. "Maybe we'll dedicate a comic to the council," strip creator Joe Chavira said in thanking the council's unanimous approval. The council also directed city officials to research a joint-marketing agreement where T-shirts with the characters, combined with Santa Maria symbols, advertise the city. The council discussed selling the shirts and other items at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce office or Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum. An example, held by Chavira, pictured the Two-Toes crowded into the ship Santa Maria - n i it:, l I ' ; , v.. i- - . ii i i - Contributed Mayor George Hobbs kids around with "Two Toes" creator Joe Chavira and his entourage of fuzzy aliens. rechristened "San-Toe Maria." featured in numerous youth pro- Chavira and fellow Santa Mari- grams and appeared at Southland an Terry McConnell created the attractions such as Universal Stu- characters in 1991. Children cos- dios. A daily comic strip began turned as the characters have been running in the Times in January. -The strip chronicles several mouselike extraterrestrials who travel to earth encouraging all people to "work toe-gether for a better toe-morrow." It plays heavily on "toe" puns for its humor. The characters have different colors and interests but work cooperatively a metaphor for racial harmony. Other commercial plans for the idea include a fitness video and child-oriented game show. Chavira, 33, a Santa Maria native and graduate of city schools, said he wished to help the city make money: "I wanted to give something back." Mayor George Hobbs, enthusiastic about the proposal, put aside momentarily a longtime feud with public schools seeking more money from builders. "It does my heart good to see a guy like you, clean-cut, coming up through the ranks," Hobbs said. "It makes me maybe want to vote for developers' fees." FAIR Montgomery, LeDoux to open fair festivities By Times Staff Atlanta's John Michael Montgomery has been signed to perform with Chris LeDoux in ' a Wednesday, June 29, opening night country music concert at this year's Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria. Tickets go on sale in late April. Both singers are part of a new "young country" contingent Also signed to perform at the fair, Monday, July 4, are The Oak Ridge Boys. The show will be followed by fireworks. Six nights of entertainment are planned in the Mined Arena during the '94 fair. Four acts are yet to be named. EDUCATION Pacific Christian pupils practice their ABCs By Nicole Jacobs Times Staff Writer ' Pacific Christian School's top spellers traveled to Atascadero recently to compete in a seven-school spelling bee. Although none of the Santa Maria students advanced to the regional finals, they felt proud to represent their school and practice public speaking skills. "It was nerve-wracking," third-grader Mariette Dean said. "When you get a word wrong everybody looks at you and you feel really embarrassed and want to run away,", sixth-grader Brandon Buck said. "My dad told me to pick out one person in the crowd to look at," fourth-grader Sean Samonas said. Some students didn't suffer stage fright. "The hardest part was spelling the word," first-grader Ryan Throne said. til In i Nicota JacotoaTimes Top row fri?m left: first graders Mariana Romero and Ryan Throne, second graders Brandon McCool and Kevin Coons, third-graders Mariette Dean and Brandon Vosburg. Bottom row from left: fourth-grader Sean Samonas, fifth-grader Conor Berry, sixth-grader Brandon Buck and fourth-grader Laura Boles. s? o y I Dqs Your Valentine Have A Message For You? I J) j Read Our Classified Love Notes This Valentine's Day! irus reDruary h promises to be a very personal Valentine s Day! On that day classified's Lcre Notes will appear, bringing messages of romance from hundreds of lovestruck readers. Will there be a Lei Note for you? Read Love Notes this February H and find out! You can give your sweetheart a Love Note too! Look for cur Ad in the Classified Section 925-2691 ext. no, ill & 112 Santa Maria Times

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