North County Times from Oceanside, California on September 28, 1991 · 13
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North County Times from Oceanside, California · 13

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Blade-Citizen B-3 North County Osodle chamber to fill top post on interim basis Past board presidents considered to serve during nationwide search ing specifically at past board presidents to fill in for Dean while a nationwide search for a permanent replacement is conducted, much the same way Hank Butler did before Dean was hired in 1987. Dean, wiio will see his current salary of $52,000 jump by 25 percent in his new job, will start sometime around Nov. 1, he said. Schroder and von Gundell said they hope to have a temporary administrator on board by then, and a full-time executive installed three to four months alter that With the annual membership drive and Christmas Bazaar approaching, von Gundell said, the chamber will be challenged to maintain a steady pace over the next few months. Well have to use our imaginations and stretch a little bit to keep those things together, he said. But whether it becomes a problem, I dont know. We'll just have to watch things closely." Board members praised Deans accomplishments over the past four years, including maintaining a strong chamber in the face of the recession, the loss of sales-tax revenues during Operation Desert Storm when 30,000 Camp Pendleton Marines shipped out and harsh cutbacks from the city. In August, the council refused to support the chambers $188,000 request to continue running the economic development and visitors bureau. A month later, the council approved $126,000 for the programs. Coupled with the recession and the citys decision to prune back funding, the chamber took a number of hits, including laying off two top officials and trimming Deans salary by about $6,000. While the chambers membership soared to an all-time high of 780 before Operation Desert Storm, it has dropped ofT to about 700. And Dean says his requests for increased cooperation and communication with City Hall across the street from the Chamber Building have been met with a cold shoulder. Who could blame him for leaving? his directors asked. Were sorry to see him go, Schroder said. But this was an opportunity he couldnt pass up. And this has been a very difficult year. Weve endured everything from threats to verbal abuse to a lack of cooperation. Theres definitely been a cold shoulder toward the chamber. By Evan Dreyer Staff Writer OCEANSIDE The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will fill its soon-to-be-vacant chief administrative officers post on an interim basis while searching for a permanent replacement, board members said Friday. Were speaking to several individuals on an interim basis,' said board President Jim Schroder, who, like other board members, declined to name the candidates. The board of directors met late Thursday to discuss strategy following Stebbins F. Deans announcement a day earlier that he has accepted the executive directors job with the Fresno County and City Chamber of Commerce. President-elect Werner von Gun-dell said Friday the board is look Saturday, September 28, 1991 Local briefing Argument allegedly leads to shots fired OCEANSIDE Urged by an angry woman, a man allegedly fired a rifle into an apartment he thought was occupied by someone with whom the woman had argued, police logs said. But he fired at the wrong apartment, according to the log. Summoned by the victims of the rifle fire the occupants of an apartment in the 3900 block of Waring Road police arrested the woman. The man fled in his car, evading police, the log said. The name of the woman arrested was unavailable, according to Ocean-side police. The log said the woman was arguing with another female over a mutual boyfriend at 11 p.m. Thursday. The woman left the scene and returned with a man who had a rifle, according to the log report The man shot out an apartment window, apparently convinced it was the second womans home, the log said. Clerk assaulted in Vista robbery VISTA Sheriff's detectives are investigating the strong-armed robbery of a clerk by several men who allegedly stole bags of chips from a store, according to a report The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at a convenience store at 1501 N. Santa Fe Avenue in Vista, the Sheriffs Department report states. Witnesses told deputies that three men came into the store, and one of them grabbed several bags of chips and left the store without paying, according to the report When the clerk followed the men outside and told them to pay for the merchandise, about five men surrounded him and began kicking and punching him, the report states. The clerk fell to the ground, someone grabbed his wallet containing about $25, and the men fled, the report states. The victim suffered multiple abrasions from the attack, and his left eye was swollen shut, a deputy said in the report He was taken to Tri-City Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries, the report states. River project workshops scheduled OCEANSIDE Public workshops on a proposed commercial and residential project along the San Luis Rey River are scheduled to be held TXiesday and Wednesday, a city official said. " The proposed development Seawalk Village, would encompass 174 acres along the San Luis Rey River between Hill Street and the ocean, said city spokesman Larry Bauman. The Tuesday workshop is set for the Oceanside Senior Citizen . Center, 455 Country Club Lane. The Wednesday workshop is scheduled to be at the North River Road Community Center, 5306 N. River Road, Bauman said. Both meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Representatives from the Oceanside Redevelopment Department and the developer, Prewitt Hughes Ltd., are scheduled to discuss the concept and answer questions, Bauman said. Stabbing victim remains at hospital ESCONDIDO A Fountain Valley man remained hospitalized in good condition Friday after he was stabbed by several young men attempting to steal his car, authorities said. The stabbing occurred Thursday afternoon when the victim, Steven Saunders, stopped his 1983 Mazda RX-7 at a red light on Washington Avenue at Rose Street, said Escondido police Sgt Jim Maher. Saunders told police he was alone in his car when a young man stuck his head and hand inside the passenger window and tried to grab the keys from the ignition, Maher said. Saunders grabbed his keys, got out of the car and was approached by two more men, including one with a knife, the sergeant said. Saunders tried to run but fell, and the men, who appeared to be 18 to 21 years old, stabbed and kicked him in an attempt to get his car keys, Maher said. He still refused to give up his keys, Maher said. He was determined they were not going to steal his car." The men eventually ran away, and Saunders drove himself to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Maher said. He suffered several superficial stab wounds, a hospital spokeswoman said. Athletes brother accused of assault CARLSBAD A football coach at Carlsbad High School was assaulted by the brother of an athlete thrown off the team, according to a police report released Friday. Witnesses said Phil Cotton, older brother of the athlete, grabbed freshman football coach Edward Primer and began to choke him Wednesday when Primer began to reclaim equipment issued to the player, the report states. Primer did not retaliate or offer more resistance than necessary for his own protection, according to the report Primer told police Cotton grabbed the cord holding his whistle to choke him, causing scratches on Primers neck and shoulder, the report states. Primer reftised medical attention after the incident according to the report Cigarette blamed for fatal Vista fire VISTA A lit cigarette apparently started the fire that killed a disabled man in his apartment investigators said Friday. Firefighters found the body of Bruce S. Baron, 40, slumped against the front door of his apartment Wednesday evening in the 800 block of Sycamore Avenue. Apparently, he fell asleep on the couch after an evening of heavy drinking and dropped a lit cigarette onto the cushions, according to a Vista Fire Department news release. The room caught fire, and Baron died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns, the release said. The body of a large dog also was found in the apartment Witnesses stated that the victim was drinking heavily the evening of the fire, the release said. About half an hour prior to the fire, he walked to a neighbors apartment carrying drinks, then returned to his own apartment Investigators theorize that he fell asleep on the sofa and dropped smoking material onto it, the release said. The fire gained momentum prior to his awakening. He then attempted to escape through the front door but was overcome by smoke and his . injuries." Tiffany Ojeda, left, and Tiana Hegemann-Kane watch their performances on videotape Friday. Carlsbad youths appear in Unsolved Mysteries scene By Chris Moran Staff Writer CARLSBAD Two young Carlsbad actresses recently made their network television debut in a story about a notorious San Diego crime. San Diegaq Art Silva put his daughters through 10 years of physical abuse, said the narrator on Unsolved Mysteries Wednesday night. The weekly show simulated Silva's case with a scene in which, as the narrator tells it, Three young daughters go home to face the wrath of their father. Two of the children on the screen were Carlsbad actresses Tiffany Ojeda, 7, and Tiana Hegemann-Kane, 12. The two were pictured walking home from school with another actress, fretting about facing their criminal father. They entered their television home and cowered under the tongue-lashing delivered by an irate actor. The way he acted, it was scary, said Hegemann-Kane, The two certainly portrayed that in Wednesdays episode, after what the actresses said were 30 takes in August Ojeda nods and grins when asked if her fellow third-graders at Buena Vista Elementary School saw her. Hegemann-Kane, a seventh-grader at Valley Junior High, said being on a nationally televised show meant a lot to her because family members in her native Hawaii could see her performance. The two were hired two hours after they were told about the job, said Liana Fields, who got them the job. A talent agent at Models International in Carlsbad, Fields said the two were among the more versatile actresses of the 40 to 60 she represents. "They can go out and handle pretty much any acting material that's given to them, Fields said. Act like you won $20 million, Fields told Tiana. Tiana screamed through her hands covering her face and acted faint Tiana boasts several TV appearances, including a major league baseball promotion with Tony Gwynn and a video appearance on MTV with rap group Awesome Dre. Tiffany has appeared in a local Nissan commercial, an El Polio Loco commercial and a Panasonic advertisement aired in Japan. Fields said their ethnicity has worked to their advantage. She said actresses that are Hispanic or Asian in heritage or appearance are in high demand. Yet tal ent has helped Tiffany and Tiana excel. Sometimes its not the thing to do in their culture to get in front of the camera, said Fields. But for these guys the machine (camera) really is another person. and they can relate to it Tiffanys mother, Erma Ojeda, said her daughter often hams it up at home, framing herself in a cardboard TV screen and masquerading as various personalities. Though they are young, both are already set on high achievements, not necessarily in the performing arts. Tiffany said she would like to be a dentist or an ears, eyes and throat doctor, while Tiana aspires to be a lawyer. They received $500 each for their half minute on the screen. Tiana bought clothes, Tiffany bought Barbie dolls and chewing gum. The rest goes into the bank, they said. Money is not their motivator, though. They think of their acting as a hobby, though they label TV spots jobs. I think all the jobs are worth it, said Tiana of her career. She said she gladly takes a role in whatever comes up." She had a simple prediction for her future: If Im meant for the movies, I am. If I'm not. I'm not Hit-and-run charges weighed VISTA The teen-aged driver of a truck that overturned on Foothill Drive allegedly left his severely injured passenger and ran from the scene, authorities said Friday. Doctors listed the passenger, Robert Beaver, 22, in critical condition Friday at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was treated for a ruptured spleen, minor liver lacerations and internal bleeding, she said. Beaver also may be suffering from a fractured skull, according to Officer Jerry Bohrer, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The CUP expects to recommend that felony hit-and-run and other charges be pressed against the driver, a 17-year-old Vista resident, Bohrer said. The teen-ager allegedly left the scene and was not taken into custody, Bohrer said. He was driving a relative's Nissan pickup, he said. The incident occurred about 9.30 p.m. Thursday on Foothill Drive just north of Monte Vista Drive, Bohrer said. The teen was driving north on Foothill at an unsafe rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, and it ran off the road, he said. The truck rolled about 75 feet down an embankment After it came to a rest he ran off on foot and left behind the passenger, Bohrer said. Later, the driver showed up at Tri-City Hospital with his parents. There is indication of alcohol involvement. Vista firefighters arrived to find Beaver lying next to the wrecked vehicle, according to Martea Scott, spokeswoman for the Vista Fire Department He was taken by a Life Flight helicopter to Scripps. Clean air plan outlined By Christine Fauci Staff Writer VISTA Air Pollution Control District staff members heard no opposition at a public workshop Friday in Vista when they presented a draft plan to reduce smog. The draft 1991 Regional Air Quality Strategy covers tactics to reduce local motor-vehicle trips and to control industrial, commercial and residential sources of air pollution. Under the plan, an aggressive transportation control measure would be adopted, heavy truck traffic would be reduced during commuter hours, companies would be required to install retrofit technology and emission offsets would be required for all new or modified sources of air pollution. After review by the public and the California Air Resources Board, the revised strategy will be considered for adoption before the end of the year by the county Board of Supervisors acting as the Air Pollution Control Board. Paul Sidhu, deputy director of the APCD, presented an updated copy of Regulation XIV, the APCD's employer-based program designed to reduce the number of vehicle trips made annually in the county by 700,000 by the year 2000. The goal is based on the California Clean Air Act's requirement that by the end of the decade there should be at least three occupants for every two commuter vehicles during rush hour. County supervisors are expected to consider Regulation XIV and a transit plan from the San Diego Association of Governments on Tuesday. Sidhu said if the board finds the SanDAG plan deficient, it could pass Regulation XIV at a later meeting. Sidhu said the county is required to reduce emissions 5 percent a year from 1987 levels, but he anticipates the best the county could reduce would be 3 percent Commuter traffic represents more than half of all miles driven, a third of all trips made and nearly 40 percent of daily air pollution from motor vehicles, Sidhu said. The goal of the Regulation XIV would be to have an average of 1.5 people per vehicle, compared with the present average of 1.1 people per vehicle, he said. We're proposing to give businesses two to five years to design their own program, he said. If they can achieve the goals, they wont have to do anything" Regulation XIV requires charges for employee parking when a companys traffic-reduction goals are not met. It also eases the schedule for instituting parking and special fees by phasing the program over eight years. Under the plan, companies would be required to meet two-and four year targets for reducing the number of vehicle trips or pay employee parking charges and mitigation fees. Revenue from the charges would be kept by the company for use in developing commuter programs, while the mitigation fees would be used by the APCD to develop increased mass transit and other trip-reducers. Companies with 50 or more workers in one site would have to meet their targets by 1994. Obituaries Anthony D. Cicino VISTA Anthony D. Cicino, 82, died Thursday, Sept 26, 1991, at Tri-City Medical Center. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Allen Brothers Mortuary, Vista. Harry L. Hasler OCEANSIDE Harry L. Hasler, 81, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1991, in Ventura. He was born Nov. 12, 1909 in Fort Smith, Ark., and had lived in Oceanside since March 1979. Mr. Hasler received a bachelors degree in education from Kansas State University, and a masters degree in business administration from Northwestern University in Illinois. He played football for four years at Kansas State, coached football and taught history in high school and college in Kansas before opening his own insurance agencies. Following action in the south Pacific as a night fighter pilot and squadron officer in 13th Fighter Command during World War II, he retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Air Force Reserve. He also served as an employee-employer relations supervisor for California School Employees Association for 12 years and retired in 1977. Mr. Hasler served as American Legion State Commander for Kansas; on President Eisenhowers National Rehabilitation Committee two years; as Oceanside Civitan Club V member and president; as state Civitan lieutenant governor for San Diego; a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oceanside, Oceanside Tourism Commission and a lifetime member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Willeen; his sister, Mildred Rogers of Wichita Falls; his stepson, Farrel Johnson of Carlsbad; and stepdaughter, Marleen Wight of Oceanside. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 1991, at Eternal Hills Mortuary Chapel, Oceanside. The Rev. Maurice Mitchell of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Friends may make donations to Oceanside Civitan Club's Scholarship Fund, or to the Boys &. Girls Club of Oceanside in his memory. Arrangements are entrusted with Eternal Hills Mortuary. "g

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