The Californian from Salinas, California on August 20, 1984 · 2
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Salinas, California
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Monday, August 20, 1984
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jMonday, August 20, 1984 Salinas Californian 2 il Deaths of Swedish girls go unsolved SANTA MARIA (AP) Near-y one year after hunters found --'.he nude bodies of two young Swedish women at the edge of .Jihe Los Padres National Forest, " nvestigators are no closer to solving the apparent murders. ,v, ,Our problem is they were litchhiking, said Bruce Correll, n.Santa Barbara County sheriffs v letective who has been on the ill case since the investigation began. The partially decomposed bodies of Marie Lilienberg, 23, of Danderyd, and Maria Wahlen, 25, of Alingsas, both suburbs of Stockholm, were found in August 1983 near Highway 166, about 120 miles north of Los Angeles. The two women had been tour ing the United States for about one year when they disappeared. They had been hitchhiking through California, apparently receiving rides mostly from truckdrivers, investigators say. The women were last seen July 22, 1983, when they left Redwood City for Los Angeles to catch a plane for New York City. They were to visit friends there and head for home. When the women abruptly stopped communicating with their families, their fathers journeyed to San Francisco to search for them. At first, detectives from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles were deluged with 200 phone calls from people who said they thought they had seen the women. On July 24, the operator of a service station in Commerce, seven miles southeast of Los Angeles, found the missing womens passports and wallets in a dumpster. Investigators found a roll of undeveloped film in the womens camera which contained photo graphs of some of the men who had given them rides. Every one of the men has been questioned, but no suspects were found, detectives said. Correll said it has still not been confirmed that the women were killed, but investigators will continue trying to piece together the 'events that led to their deaths. Cruisers riot; 76 busted LIVERMORE (AP) What jvas to be a final night of teen-age cruising turned into a street jattle when police, using night sticks, tried to break up a crowd of 10,000 that pelted them with rocks and bottles. Police arrested 16 people dur-ng the melee early Sunday morning. Three police officers and seven others were treated at Valley Memorial Hospital. Police said another eight officers suffered minor injuries. Clashes began at 12:30 a.m. be-.ween police and the group of cruisers who came for what was oilled as a final night of cruising m this small town 40 miles east of San Francisco. The event, in response to an jrBinance banning cruising oassed last week by the City Council, brought people from as far away as Los Angeles and Sacramento. It all began peacefully as cars iiied up on First Street, the :owns one-and-a-half mile main road, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. lt seemed to be a real peaceful event. I didnt see anything .hat I would consider unlawful, laid Councilwoman Cathie Brown, who opposed the cruising jrdinance. But soon, police said, the congestion escalated as 10,000 peo-ole in about 3,000 cars converged lowntown. At 11:15 p.m., police officers jejjan announcing over loud-eakers that the cruise had oeen declared an unlawful assembly and ordered the crowd to disperse, according to.Sgt. Jprry Weakland.,j! About an hour lkter, two battalions of officers, brandishing aijjht sticks began pressing the crnwd toward Livermore Ave-nine blocks away. ; Ejj)me 100 officers were in-vigved, including deputies called indxom neighboring cities and counties. Routing obscenities, youths gabbed bottles, cans, rocks and light bulbs and hurled them at officers. The police walked slowly forward shoulder-to-shoulder, dodging the hail of bottles, rocks and eggs. Youths cheered each time officers or their vehicles were hit before the disturbance was quelled at 3 a.m. : Girl wounded at Disneyland : ANAHEIM (AP) A double- barreled handgun inside a : womans purse went off accidentally and injured her 12-year-old sister while they were at Disneyland, police said. Diane Oldfield of Long Beach was listed in good condition Sunday at Western Medical Center in Anaheim, where she was taken after the Saturday night incident, nursing supervisor Susan Siegmund said. She was with family members near the Its A Small World attraction when her sister Nancy L. Melot, 20, dropped her purse and the gun apparently went off, Anaheim police Sgt. John Beteag said. Her purse contained a double-barreled, .38-caliber Derringer causing the gun to discharge, he said, adding that a aullet struck the child in the leg and lodged in her abdomen. Drunken . LOS ANGELES (AP) - That : weekend yachtsman weaving through traffic in busy Marina del Rey harbor or the sailor run-: ning with the big rollers on the open Pacific may be exhibiting something other than deft . seamanship. Theyre more than likely three : sheets to the wind drunk : according to groups and public ' agencies who are trying to focus ' attention on that last bastion of the drinking driver, the nations waterways. Everyone takes beer in their boat, says Bill Powers, a life Tourists at Twin Peaks San Francisco attempts to thin its urban jungle By DIANE CURTIS Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO Mayor Dianne Feinstein calls it the "toughest plan ever put together for an American downtown, and she may be right. The Downtown Plan supports construction of thin, 1920s-style buildings designed to preserve the citys identity, providing a soft skyline in keeping with its hilly topography. It shuns the boxlike buildings built in the past 30 years, massive rectangles that steal the sun and stir up the wind. Skyscraper opponents say these vast modern structures, soaring dozens of stories into the sky and faced with huge sheets of darkened glass, threaten the city with what they call Manhattanization. We dont see any alternative if you want to preserve the best of the past and keep growth manageable, says city planning director Dean Macris, whose department prepared the plan. Were proud of it because we think it takes rather innovative steps that other cities havent begun to consider yet, to address the real issues in the city. We arent shy in this plan. But at the same time, he acknowledges it is not a no-growth plan, which some critics say should have been the main consideration. Macris said the blueprint is based on the notion that a reasonable amount of growth, carefully managed, is acceptable. The 146-page package is scheduled for a September sailors guard for eight years at the citys Marina del Rey section. After three in the afternoon, about 75 percent of the boaters out there are drinking. Just go out into the main channel on any Saturday and Sunday at the marina and watch for the accidents. Lynn Hornberger of the states Department of Boating and Waterways cites Coast Guard estimates that 50 percent of all boating accidents are alcohol-related. Coast Guard Petty Officer Pat Milton says 1,241 people died in the 5,569 accidents reported to view San Francisco. Market vote by the city planning commission before it goes to the board of supervisors. Already on the books is Proposition K, passed by the voters in June, which bans buildings of more than four stories if they would cast a substantial shadow over a park, playground or open space. The Downtown Plan orders preservation of 266 buildings of architectural merit and discourages the demolition of 222 more. It requires developers to provide open space and public art, and limits the height and bulk of buildings. It creates special conservation districts in such areas as Chinatown and North Beach in an effort to retain their tourist-drawing character. And it directs growth away from the Financial District where concrete high-rises stand shoulder to shoulder to the less-congested area south of Market Street, the citys major east-west boulevard, near where the Democratic National Convention was held last month. The Moscone Convention Center is the high point of a drive through the area, which features mostly rundown one-and two-story dilapidated buildings housing auto repair shops, seedy bars and a variety of small businesses. The height limits imposed by the plan range from 55 feet in certain park areas to a maximum of 550 feet in other areas. Jeff Heller, a San Francisco architect, estimates construction costs will be about 5 percent more for sunlight-saving. present the Coast Guard last year. We estimate that 90 percent of the non-fatality accidents go unreported, she says. A new law signed last September calls for a $500 fine for reckless operation of a boat, water skis or an aquaplane while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There is a $1,000 fine if the violator is convicted within five years of a similar crime and if the second crime results in a serious injury or death. As the law now stands, it is not illegal to have an open container Street is the street in the skinnier buildings. But he feels that, in general, architects prefer the more graceful period represented by the Beaux Arts buildings of the 1920s to 1950s, and have been forced into designing boxy skyscrapers by cost-conscious developers. San Franciscos plan supports construction of thin, 7 920s-style buildings designed to preserve a soft skyline. It shuns the boxlike buildings and massive rectangles built in the last 30 years. The buildings built from the 1950s to the 1970s are the most bland, obnoxious buildings possible, said Grand Dehart, executive director of the Foundation for San Franciscos Architectural Heritage. Dehart said he believes the significant loss in historic buildings 34 were demolished between 1979 and 1981 helped focus public pressure on officials to save such structures. The Downtown Plan was the answer. City planner Macris said he wants to convince companies that it is unnecessary to flee to the suburbs for space to house massive computer operations, that the South-of-Market area is ideal for such large buildings. It is in that low-rent district worries on a boat, as long as the boat is operated safely, although it is a felony to drink and cause a serious injury or death. At Marina del Rey, the largest man-made small-craft harbor in the world, Harbor Patrol Sgt. R.L. Dean says most people drink with the attitude that its no big deal until you get caught. Boating recreation is this worlds last free unregulated sport. There is no law against drinking and driving a boat, Dean said, noting that his patrol will not arrest anyone just for holding a martini. AP Laserphoto center of the photo. that some rules of the plan can be bent because of something called Transfer of Development Rights. TDRs are designed to act as incentives to shift growth out of the downtown business district and to preserve older, smaller buildings in the Financial District. For example, a building owner who decided to preserve a structure that did not use the allowable height and density limits in one area could transfer the unused space allotments to a building in another area. The TDRs have eased some of the criticism from developers. Craig McCarty, development manager for the giant Bechtel Group Inc., is not happy with limits on construction in the financial district or the projected higher costs for conforming to building guidelines that cut square footage. But he said the TDRs provide some very positive elements, in terms of planning and control. Between 1965 and 1981, office construction more than doubled, from 26 million square feet to 55 million square feet, and some growth critics say there is no indication that rate will change. The plan does anticipate a slower growth rate, construction of 21 million more square feet of office space and creation of as many as 100,000 new jobs by the year 2000. If, in fact, that does not occur, Macris said, planners may have to impose an annual limit on the building of office space. Ord driver crashes; companion is killed GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) A Bakersfield woman died in a one-car accident on Interstate 5 in Josephine County, the state Motor Vehicles Division said today. Jeannery Park Kulski, 48, died in the 6:15 a.m. accident Saturday when the car in which she was a passenger slid to one side and struck a guard rail. The car was driven by Sun Rock Oh, 25, of Fort Ord, the division said. State police in Grants Pass investigated the accident. Heroin probe leads to arrests KING CITY A six-week investigation led to the arrests of three King City residents last week for suspicion of selling heroin- . , Law enforcement officials said Jesus Avedano Ochoa, 33, and Maria Herrera Ochoa, 31, of 1290 San Antonio Drive, were still in the Monterey County Jail today. Jail officials said Diana Vas-quez, 22, had been released. Wednesdays arrests followed an investigation by the King City Police and the Monterey County Sheriffs departments, officials said. Officials said they confiscated money, a pistol and three quarters of a gram of black tar heroin. In addition to being held for suspicion of selling heroin, Jesus Ochoa was jailed for for suspicion of possessing a firearm while on probation. Man, 68, beaten with spiked club A 68-year-old Salinas man was beaten with a spiked, wooden club late Friday. William Kauffman was listed today in fair condition at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Salinas police said Kauffman befriended a young man at the Adult Bookstore, 645 E. Alisal St., Friday evening. He invited the man back to his home on West Alisal Street. Police said the two talked, then the young man apparently beat Kauffman with a spiked wooden club that Kauffman kept in his home for self-protection. The suspect is described as a Latino male about 20 years old. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. Police said the suspect had several small tattoos. Street football leads to a fight A 17-year-old youth was cited for battery and malicious mischief after he allegedly punched a 52-year-old woman in the face. Salinas police said the victim, Velma Senko, was treated for a broken nose and lacerations at the Urgent Care Medical Clinic of North Main Street. The youth was released to his parents custody. Officers said the problems began when Senko was driving on Iris Drive near Lupin Drive at about 3 p.m. Sunday. Several small boys, including the suspects younger brother were playing football. They kicked the ball into Senkos car, denting the hood. Senko stopped, took the football and asked the boys for their names. They refused to give her their names so Senko took the football and drove to Sherwood Gardens to call police. The younger boys got the older boy who followed Senko, began arguing with her and kicking her car. When Senko tried to push him away from her car, he punched her in the nose. Motorist injured on Blanco Road A Fort Ord man was seriously injured early Sunday when he lost control of his car on a curve on Blanco Road near Salinas. According to California Highway Patrol reports, Leon Edwards, 24, was driving northbound on Blanco near Reservation Road. He lost control. of his car and it went off the roadway and overturned. He was taken to Silas B. Hays Army Hospital for treatment of a broken neck, according to officers. Edwards was transferred to Letternian Army Hospital in San Francisco and was listed today in stable condition. Californian (USPS 476-1 20 Eitoblished in 1871 (continuing the Jollnot Index. Solinos Doily Journal and Salinas Morning Post), the Salinat Califormon it ownod by Saimot Newspapers Inc., a mum bar of tho Connatt Co , Inc Published Monday through Friday oftamoon and Saturday morning at Aliol ond Church streets (f O. box 81091), Solinos, Cold. 93912. Second doss postage paid at Solinos Calif. Phono (406) 424-2221. SUBSCRIPTION RATES -T$y bicycle carrier end motor route $7.00 per month, payable at the beginning of the month. 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