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EAST Serving Artesia Bellflower Cerritos Downey La Mirada Montebello Norwalk Pico Rivera Santa Fe Springs South Gate Whittier and surrounding communities Eof3 Ange leo Cimet ' Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4 1983 HD Part IX II UT ' t Shoppers many with young children have returned to boulevard By MARIA L La GANGA Times Staff Writer LONG BEACH—When Donald Lausterer a 48- year-old full-time student showed up at Long Beach City College to register on Wednesday he found that the school's budget cuts had slashed their way through his carefully planned schedule One class in his hotel and restaurant management major had been dropped completely and others were scheduled less often As a result he could not do most of the work he had planned this semester in his major and he probably will spend an extra year in school "I had all the classes pre-registered" Lausterer said "but when I went to pay they didn't have all of my classes I was going to take basic bar beverage management and they told me that they didn't have the money for it so they simply dropped it" For Long Beach City College whose Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $365- million budget Thursday night predicaments like Lausterer's are just the beginning The college is starting the year with $214 million less aid than expected The school's tentative budget approved in June was based on the premise that state funding for the upcoming academic year would be the same as 1982-83 which was $2 million less than the year before Even so heavy cuts were required to hold spending to that level Additional Funding Cuts In July Gov George Deukmejian sliced an additional $214 million from a plan that school officials felt already was pared to the bone The result was a proposed budget announced Aug 23 with an ending balance of only $270000 a figure college President John McCuen said was dangerously low So in the last week the school's fiscal affairs staff reviewed the plan line by line cutting $544000 in temporary staff supplies maintenance large equipment and class offerings in an effort to raise the ending balance to a safer level All reserves for capital items like typewriters and large equipment were cut for a savings of $50000 Many teachers who had been released from the classroom to act as counselors and researchers will be returned to teaching replacing many part-time teachers for a savings of $70000 "It's a domino effect" said Caroline Yousef director of fiscal affairs "They go back to the classroom so they will take over the jobs of hourly people and the hourly people will be out of work But there will be gaps in the EL ENCUENTRO INESPERADO Fotonove COMPLRTA 0' ( j A A S 1 One scene from 'The Unexpected Encounter is used to illustrate the cover of the booklet v Street Rebounds as Shoppers Return Pacific Blvd in Huntington Park Recovers From Decade of Decline By MELINDA BURNS Times Staff Writer HUNTINGTON PARK—It is 4 pm and Pacific Boulevard is bustling with late afternoon shoppers A youth with a blaring radio makes his way among window shoppers bargain hunters and mothers with tired children in tow There are babies everywhere—in strollers in plastic carriers in their mothers' arms and en cassette (on the way) The afternoon traffic is heavy and all the parking spaces are taken in front of banks department stores restaurants drugstores travel agencies and dozens of small shops that line a one-mile stretch at the heart of Huntington Park's business district On this one street a shopper can clothe and feed his family furnish and insure his home outfit his daughter's wedding or quinceonero (15th birthday party) repair his car or his shoes pay his light bill get a haircut buy a Mexican newspaper or a parrot and even satisfy his taste for Chinese food ostiones en su concha (oysters on the shell) Korean ginseng Mexican herbs tacos de lengua (tongue tacos ) or coconut popsicles "It is a little shopping center" said Jessica Maes vice president of the Huntington Park Board of Realtors "You have everything you need and you never see it dead position they will be leaving No one will be replacing them to perform the functions they did in the past" Travel expenses and fees for consultants have been cut $45000 Classified hourly adult and student workers also have been cut for a savings of $36000 And several budgets for supplies have been cut or eliminated The additional cuts in the final budget have allowed the district to return $250000 to its special reserve fund In addition they have provided a final ending balance of $564000 a more comfortable margin than the earlier $270000 "It's still only 16 of the estimated total expenditures of $36 million" Yousef said "We have often stated In Form of Fotonovek Booklet Explodes Myths About Rape By ALAN MALTUN Times Staff Writer Leticia an attractive young college student is waiting at a bus stop when Victor a close family friend drives up and offers her a lift She accepts the ride and when they arrive at her apartment allows him to enter to use her phone Once inside Victor attacks and rapes her Initially Leticia keeps the attack a secret but eventually she reveals it to her parents Her father at first refuses to believe her then advises Leticia to remain silent to protect the family reputation When she discovers that Victor also has raped a cousin she calls the police Only 10 Reported The plot of "El Encuentro Inesperado" ( The Unexpected Encounter ) a Spanish- language picture magazine may be simplistic but the East Los Angeles Rape Hot Line is not out to win any literary awards with the 32-page booklet It wants to educate the Latino community about sexual attacks and how to prevent them In "El Encuentro Inesperado" Leticia's attacker is caught and the tale goes on she receives counseling and resumes her educational pursuits But for most real rape victims the outcome is vastly different—and much more traumatic according to hot line director Teresa Contreras a resident of Downey More than 5000 rapes were reported in the county in 1982 a 16 decrease from 1981 Contreras says But she adds only 10 of all rapes are reported and only 5 of ROSIta BAWER' I t 0 itlillElfiCIR rilt-?40 c"6-JMERITI —3915 PACIFIC Itt KODAK SANYO TIWYC RELATES SEIKO CITIZEN r-Ir GRABADORAS PANASONK FISHER ESTEREOS MARAS DE PLICIIIII Mfiellag Pt ESCE814I I RYttellt fit It OM I fppilokir Clutter of signs points to the even on Sundays" Pacific Boulevard is one of the busiest streets in ' Los Angeles County according to Mark Littman Registering LBCC Students Feel Sting of Budget Cuts MMi4a2mon A page from lotonovela RICK CORRAL ES Los Angeles Times recovery of Pacific Boulevard aspokesman for the Rapid Transit District In a 24-hour period buses make 755 trips along the street between Florence Avenue and RICK CORRALES Los Angeles Tunes LBCC freshman Barry Gillis ponders class schedule that has been changed by budget cuts that a prudent ending balance is between 3 and 5 of your expenditures We feel however that additional cuts cannot be made without complete program review and possible reductions in enrollment" Still there is confusion at Long Beach City College regarding just whose staffs and programs will be affected by the additional costs Reductions made last week closed many of the college's off-campus classes So far 46 classes have been cut affecting an estimated 1300 students Earlier in the summer the school also decided to charge fees for more than 300 classes Please see LBBC Page 4 a Spanish-language picture those cases are prosecuted About 2 of the accused are convicted and the average jail time served by a rapist is about three years One of every three women will be raped at one point Slauson Avenue on the north he said "Tvdve thousand people will board the bus and 12000 will get off in that one-mile stretch in 24 hours" he said But business wasn't always so good From the mid-'60s to mid - '70s the boulevard fell into decline as the majority Anglo middle-class population moved east to communities like Downey and Cerritos and towns in Orange County New shopping malls in those areas drained customers away from Huntington Park "It was just so dead" said Maes who worked at a toy store a discount clothing store a supermarket and the Warner Bros Theater on Pacific Boulevard from 1969 to 1972 "The stores were just so empty I could go a whole day and not get one customer There was nothing but empty buildings" Sixty-five stores on Pacific Boulevard were vacant in 1970 according to James Funk director of the Huntington Park Community Redevelopment Agency In 1976 46 stores out of 222 on the street were still empty he said "A lot of major stores decided they were going to pack up and leave" said Raul Perez a Huntington Park real estate agent "Without the revenue from the people that lived there they started folding up" Please see STREET Page 3 Compton College Slashes Spending to Remain Solvent By DAVID EINSTEIN Times Staff Writer COMPTON—Despite a year of drastic cutbacks in staff and expenses Compton Community College °Metals are taking last-ditch cost-cutting measures in an effort to produce a balanced budget for the 1983-84 school year The district has no reserve funds owes the state more than $I million in emergency loans and is facing a 6 drop in funding for the coming year County school officials who are responsible for disbursing the budgets for community colleges say Compton is in the worst financial shape of any two-year college in the county In an emergency meeting Wednesday night the district's Board of Trustees decided to ask its faculty to accept a 5 salary decrease and cut the work year from 12 to 11 months for classified employees The district also will seek to reduce the district's contribution to benefits for all employees by 7 The board also ordered an increase in the workload for all employees in an effort to avoid hiring part-time workers Details were not announced State of Emergency The latest measures which would save an estimated $366000 come on top of massive cutbacks imposed during the last school year They included the elimination of 38 classified positions seven administrative positions and 134 part-time teaching jobs as well as reductions in expenses for travel supplies and equipment In May Supt Abel B Sykes declared the school to be in a state of emergency and the board ordered additional cuts by asking all top-level administrators to take half a month of unpaid vacation during the next year College officials said Thursday that they are confident that they will be able to present a balanced budget to the county superintendent of schools by next Wednesday's deadline The budget is expected to total some $10 million about $1 million less than a year ago But according to Dan Warden assistant director of business advisory services with the county schools office Compton officials believe that in fact they may Please see SPENDING Page 2 magazine on myths realities of rape in their lives Contreras says and in Los Angeles County the ratio is one of every 25 women Millions of women in Latin America follow their Please see RAPE Page 6 ft Li4124tot 1 Fr7inili 141117 As ' Al 1" ''''''' ' 7 :' iliall :::: :Aunt 44M'ttakta ' - ' '''' (4 r Street Rebounds as Shoppers Return Pacific Blvd in Huntington Park Recovers From Decade of Decline otoloot I - 1 !'41'''''''''' '''':1 l' lir ::'it11:1 ' o"'''' '''''' v 11 L 144: as 0 :: By MELINDA BURNS L4 I :' ' ' ' ' t li iiiiiii::1:V:i:::iii : ::: ::: :::: w: 1 "' " v: : : r ' '::Vi:' 4 :1 11 1 :e ' ' v i' '' (1'''' ':!!:i:O'''''' 'Ab lot01": i M ': R :'' ' f : 0! !i!i! :ii -: ' 1 Times Staff Writer 4- I ' ' ''' - - ''' -1- - -' -1 A 1 1 -BLEtIlt 4 T - ::0 t ::::: :::piAR911tcpay::::!: :: KRFOcEt sDA A ILA0HKritE ERRS AsissENDEsYllOTE EootTitcYfinc ' 01 iiiislIVEACI n r '!:'4 Slauson Avenue on the north he said "TvIve thousand people will HUNTINGTON PARK-It is 4 ' - ' 4 14- CILI)Lyilp211s board the bus and 12000 will get off pm and Pacific Boulevard is bus- ihati: 4) 00 1- tling with late afternoon shoppers ea '1'6o-ai 114 0 A youth with a blaring radio makes v - ' 4 -: '- t k:n : his way among window shoppers 'Lin i - ::4 11 N ::::- bargain hunters and mothers with - N::: '' ' '' leil§::i'''' tired children in tow A it ""- :: f 1 '::-: "t4::i D' :: ' 1 babies 1) 4 L 44 :-:- : : - (401 There are everywhere-in 15 P:C WIC or: -7- in that one-mile stretch in 24 trt GRABADORAS PAIIISOlte" hours" he said But business wasn't always so good From the mid-'60s to mid- 70s the boulevard fell into decline as the majority Anglo middle-class population moved east to communi - 'I k:i:H : t'i '::11 It A::7: ' --:::: If strollers in plastic carriers in their :' ties like Downey and Cerritos and 7U' 7-''41::::49 jr-::0 Pr' - : 7-: i: 'tr ::-:::t):: :: - mothers' arms and en cassette (on towns in Orange County New shop- ::::-zri L ::::::: 4 1 Mfientrgg ping malls in those areas drained Pt (AWN E '''' ' ' ': :: '' The afternoon traffic is heavy and ? : RYttelittit t OM customers away from Huntington 4:e :: i!::" - ' : ::: -: ' :'" l' all the parking spaces are taken in ' fgopo re Park : i :'''''''''''' ::: '1-' :"': ::::- :: 4 front of banks department stores : : : "It was just so dead" said Maes '' 4 ::':: ::i :i:::: zt L ' A restaurants drugstores travel : 1 : : who worked at a toy store a W:' ' ‘:: Iti '! 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