Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 28, 1993 · Page 14
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 14

Ukiah, California
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Monday, June 28, 1993
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14—MONDAY, JUNE 28, 1993 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- June 28,1993 OBITUARIES George R. 'Gus' Larson George R. "Gus" Larson, 70, of Ukiah, died Saturday, June 19, 1993 in Los Angeles. There will be a memorial service in July; the date has yet to be determined. Mr. Larson was born March 31,1923 in Northfield, Mirm. and lived in Ukiah for 20 years. He was a lieutenant in the Navy Air Corps during World War H and the Korean War. In 1984 he retired from the Mendocino and Lake County Social Security Administration where he served as manager. He was a member of the Ukiah Men's Golf Club and loved the game, he loved 'music and was an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane, and son Robert Craig Larson. He is survived by wife Kathleen June Larson, daughter and son-in-law Karen and Rich Way, sons Bruce A. Larson of Ukiah and David R. Larson of Negaunee, Mich., grandchildren Haven E. and Melissa A. Bergman and grandson Travis Chipman. Memorial contributions may be made to Plowshares. UKIAH POLICE LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department ARREST —Rafael Torres, 21, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to the report, Torres was arrested in the 100 block of Laws Avenue early Sunday morning. ARREST — George Pyorre, 49, address not given, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to the report, Pyorre was arrested in the 900 block of North State Street at 5:20 p ; m. Sunday. SHERIFF'S LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department ARREST — Alberto Rojas, 34, of Windsor, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to the report, Rojas was arrested on Highway 101 in Ukiah at 9:08 p.m. Sunday. ARREST — Herbert Alston Smith, 52, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale after agents for the County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team allegedly observed Smith tending a marijuana garden on Pine Mountain Road near Cloverdale. After serving a search warrant Friday, agents found 11 garden sites on the property with 233 marijuana plants ranging from 1 foot to 6 feet tall. ARREST—Jackie Hatcher, 18, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a firearm after he allegedly pointed a rifle at two people early Sunday morning. According to sheriffs officials, deputies were called to the 6000 block of North State Street to investigate a man threatening people with a .22 caliber rifle. Sheriff's officials said Hatcher allegedly pointed the rifle at a 30-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy during an argument Hatcher was booked into jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. ARREST — Bernardo,Hernandez, 39, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of felony spousal abuse for allegedly assaulting his 43-year-old wife during an argument Saturday. Sheriffs officials said the woman suffered minor injuries, but did not require medical care. ARREST — Sergio Lopez Torrez, 31, of Boonville, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony spousal abuse after deputies allegedly observed Torrez assaulting 33-year-old Antonia Cambray, of Boonville, near the intersection of Highway 253 and Highway 128 in Boonville. Sheriff's officials said Cambray was treated for injuries at the scene, but refused further treatment at the hospital. Torrez was booked into county jail on suspicion of felony spousal abuse and resisting arrest in lieu of $15,000 bail. CHP LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol. ARREST — Robert Pugh, 22, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his 1991 Nissan pickup knocked over several trees on Highway 101, north of Orr Springs Road Sunday morning. CHP officers said Pugh was traveling in the fast lane when he suddenly veered to the right, narrowly missing another car, drove off the roadway edge and knocked over several trees before the pickup came to rest on its side. Pugh and his passenger, Jered R. Gandee, 20, of Ukiah, were taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center with injuries. ARREST — John C. Dias, 64, of Arcata, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday. According to the report, Dias was arrested on Highway 101 at West Road in Redwood Valley at 5:08 p.m. ARREST — Manuel Alvarez Orozco, 44, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday. According to the report, Orozco was arrested at the DUI checkpoint on Highway 101 in Laytonville at 10:52 p.m. ARREST — Mark Robert Veeninga, 28, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday. According to the report, Veeninga was arrested on Lake Mendocino Drive and Eastside Calpella Road at 6:19 p.m. ARREST — Jacinto E. Beltran, of Leggett, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday. According to the report, Beltran was arrested on Branscomb Road in Branscomb at 7:07 p.m. ARREST — Brian Rudolf Vassar, 24, of Redwood Valley, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday, According to the report, Vassar was arrested on Talmage Road at 10:08 p.m. ARREST — Ramon Molina, 22, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday. According to the report, Molina was arrested on South State Street near Jefferson Lane at 10:53 p.m. ARREST — Jorge Valencia Mota, 23, of Redwood Valley, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday. According to the report, Mota was arrested on Highway 101 in Calpella at 1:18 a.m. ARREST —Dennis Craig Fox, 29, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday. According to the report, Fox was arrested on Road A in Redwood Valley at 5:58 p.nt ARREST — Javier M. .Muguia, 21, of Hopland, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday. According to the report, Muguia was arrested on Highway 175 in Hopland at 8:47 p.m. ARREST — Susan K. RodJce, 48, of Hopland, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to the report, Rodke was arrested on Mountain House Road in Hopland at 9:08 p.m. ARREST — Bo Philip Coppola, 48, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence today. According to the report, Coppola was arrested on Highway 101, north of Reeves Canyon at 2:07 a.m. City Continued from Page 1 sales tax revenues for the city budget. The city is projecting $2,053,000 in sales taxes for the general fund in the coming fiscal year which begins July 1. Property tax revenues are projected at $390,000, franchise taxes at $295,000, utility fund taxes at $797,055 and other taxes such as business licenses should bring in about $333,000. Other revenues such as interest on investments, transfers from other departments, permits and fines, will bring in another $965,000 for a total of $4,833,055 in revenues. The city will spend $5,071,210 for its general fund services. The difference is made up of leftover funds of $338,492 from the 1992-93 fiscal year and if everything goes according to plan will leave the general fund with $104,429 next June. The city operates a series of enterprise funds which pay for things such as the electric utility, the water and sewer plants, the airport and the ambulance service. These funds are run entirely on fees collected for the services and have in the past contributed to the general fund, although this is being curtailed this year. The total budget for all enterprise funds will be $27,637,427. Highlights of this year's Ukiah budget include: • The total number of full-time employees in the city is 139, unchanged from the 1992-93 fiscal year and down by one employee from the 10-year high reached in 1991 of 140 employees. In 1984, Ukiah had 128 employees. • The city hopes to complete its first Growth Management Plan during this fiscal year and that will include an update of the city's General Plan. cmr op UKIAH General Fund Revenues) 3 Ye«r Summary • The new downtown regional conference and business center (in the old Sarco building) and the new downtown plaza are due to be completed and operating during the last three months of the fiscal year. • No funds for the county library are included in the budget. The city contributed $47,000 to the library last year. A total of $37,000 has been set aside for non-profit community organizations with a $4,000 limit per organization, but no specific contributions will be decided until the effects of the state budget are analyzed. • The Public Safety Department will buy a new ambulance this year and has been given permission to begin looking for a new fire engine, to be purchased in the 1994-95 fiscal year. The city will also look at charging fees to alcohol vendors or others involved in events at the fairgrounds and other festivals throughout the city where police overtime has become expensive. • The Public Works Department County- Continued from Page 1 1993-94 budget for the county's solid waste department — $1.2 million — is twice as much as the 1992-93 budget was. "While the financial problems which beset our county are many, the problems which surround our refuse disposal system are by far the most serious and those which will have the most far reaching impacts," he said. Scannell noted that the closure of the Caspar landfill alone will end up costing the county around $3 million. Because of the size of the problem, which includes the impending closures of the South Coast and Laytonville landfills, Scannell will be asking supervisors to approve hiring a consultant to develop a plan for dealing with solid waste disposal, including a way to finance its costs. He did not say how much that would cost. Scannell has also proposed spending $50,000 for economic development and $100,000 for tourism promotion. The budget includes a proposal to leave $200,000 in a reserve fund for unforeseen projects and emergencies. The county's fiscal problems are primarily the result of increasing county costs combined with a deteriorating state economy, Scan- nell said. To balance the state budget, the governor and Legislature last week cut the amount of property tax monies that used to go to Mendocino County entities, including special districts, by approximately $4.3 million. The county government will suffer about $3.4 million in cuts, he said. However, an estimated $2 million will be made up by a six-month extension of the half-cent sales tax, Scannell said this morning. Scannell said the county will not bank on a further extension of the sales tax when the issue goes to the voters in November. He blasted Assemblyman Dan Hauser, saying Hauser assumed the tax would pass when he made a statement last week that the property tax hit on Mendocino County would be £800,000.. Scannell-'Said passage of the sales tax is "a giant giant assumption." Other legislation passed Friday morning is also expected to ease the property tax shift. But the county has not yet figured out all the monetary details. The proposed budget is available for viewing at the County Administrative Office. A public hearing will be held in the supervisors chambers Aug. 13. Supervisors have until the end of August to amend the budget and adopt it. Farm- Continued from Page 1 scholarships. Morgan intends to study genetic engineering in college while McCann is studying to become a veterinarian. Farm Bureau President George Hollister said the organization has done a lot over the years for its members. Referring to a recent increase in membership dues, Hollister said the benefits far outweighed the costs, adding that if the Farm Bureau were going to continue to remain vital it would have to stay solvent. "Anybody that's in farming recognizes the tremendous benefits," Hollister said, of being a Farm Bureau member. Reviewing the past year, Hollis- ter said one of the Farm Bureau's "major victories" was the recent end to the apple maggot quarantine, which was lifted after nearly 10 years. He also spoke glowingly of last year's Mendocino Bounty in Boonville, which featured many of Mendocino Cpunty's homegrown products under one roof as a means of mass marketing. Held for the first time in 1992, plans are now under way for a second Mendocino Bounty in August at the Fetzer Food and Wine Center in Hopland. Hollister called Mendocino Bounty a "tremendous success," "a great promotion for county products," and "one of the most positive things I've seen." Salad- Continued from Page 1 obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. "It could make the uterus contract," Artal said. "But I think we have to separate science from anecdotes. There are a lot of myths. There are 4 million births a year in this country and there are 4 million anecdotes to go with those births." Some balsamic vinegars are produced in wooden barrels and aged for years, and it is well recognized that a fungus that grows on grain can produce derivatives that cause the uterus to contract, Artal said. But as for the powers of the Caioti salad, the gynecologist concludes: "There is very little scientific basis to it." One of the early believers, Pam Pepper of Sherman Oaks, recently introduced her 8-month-old son, Blake, to LaDou. Many other mothers also have returned with babe-in-arms to thank the owner. "I think there's something to it," he said, "There's too much of a positive response to ignore it. People swear by it." expects to make improvements at the city landfill and hopes to get its permit renewed during ihis fiscal year. Public Works will also combine the spring and fall city cleanup days into one big spring flea market and recycling day. Also the wastewater treatment plant improvements are expected to start in spring of 1994. • The city's Recreation Division will become another enterprise fund and will be self- supporting through fees. The city's adult basketball program will be turned over to Mendocino College and youth basketball will be expanded. Teen dances will be initiated. Food concessions will be expanded at Todd Grove Park. The pool resurfacing will be completed in October. Bilingual signs at the parks will be completed. The refurbishing of Anton Stadium will be completed. • The Grace Hudson/Sunhouse Museum will get about a $20,000 increase this year to $164,043. Among its goals are several major exhibits: "A Show of Hands: the Crafts of Mendocino County;" "Textile Diaries;" and "American Indian Realism" and "Grace Hudson in the Oklahoma Territory, 1903-1904." • Planning for the Clay Street extension to provide an additional east-west circulation as an alternate to Perkins Street will begin. Also, the project to install left turn lanes at Low Gap/Brush and North State streets will begin. The city also plans to coordinate with the county to provide a traffic light at Low Gap and Bush streets because of the county's plan to move its administrative center there. Also, the city has budgeted for storm drains on Gobbi Street between Waugh and Leslie to take care of the flooding that occurs there during heavy rains. • The electric department will continue its project to put downtown electric lines underground with Gobbi to Clay Street next on the list. Essay- Continued from Page 8 they hid so they wouldn't have to make him lunch. That's how stingy they were. One day, they got a car. Only one of them learned how to drive. One sat in the backseat all the time so that the upholstery would wear out evenly. If anything went wrong with one side of the car, one of them would have to fix it. If anything went wrong with the other side, the other had to pay for it. Raising cows on Oak Street On the north, there wasn't anything from the creek to Low Gap except the Hanson house. That was the way it was when he was a boy. Hanson used to raise cows, he owned all that land. That house is still there on Oak Street. After Low Gap, there were just a few farm houses at the Forks and not much after that. When his family got a car, they took trips on Sundays, as far away as the Forks and Redwood Valley and once in a while to Willits. Everybody walked downtown. Even when they went to the show — which was in the Victory Theater building — they walked there. Of course, not so many people had cars when he was a boy. The milkman delivered milk in bottles. All the stores were locally owned. You walked to the store and asked, "Can I have a couple of cans of com?" The clerk would get it for you. "I think I need some bread." He'd get some more. No one did their own shopping. The clerk did it for them. One of the stores was the Hof- men store and another was owned by the Jamison brothers. In 1930, Safeway came here. It didn't have a clerk to get you things and you had to drive to it. McGarvey Park and the East end of the block he lives on used to be the cemetery. They moved the bodies to the cemetery on Low Gap in about the 1880s. His grandfather said they didn't get all the bodies and that there are stilll some there because the early graves weren't marked. , Starting school His sister started school at the two-story wooden school on the other side of McGarvey Park. It was built way high up off the ground, as if for floods. It was made of wood. It had a belltower. He started school in the new school, which is now the City Hall. He hated the idea of going to school and pretended he was sick. He can still feel his father's handprint on his back. His father clapped his hand on his shoulder and marched him down the street and up the stairs and into kindergarten. As it turned out, he really liked his kindergarten teacher. She was very nice. He didn't want to go to first grade. In the summer, the families stayed at Blue Lakes. The men rode into town every week day to go to work. Two weeks during the summer, his family camped on the coast, at Rockport. His wife was from Ukiah, too. Virginia Smith. They fell in love when he was in Stanford and she was going to Berkeley, 1 and that didn't help his grades much. There was a lot to do for kids in Ukiah. They had a lot of fun, he said. He and Virginia agreed. They couldn't have grown up |n a better place and time. U.S. warns Saddam not to retaliate By RANDALL HACKLEY The Associated Press Saddam Hussein drew warnings from Washington today not to retaliate for the missile raid on Iraq's intelligence headquarters or to sponsor terrorism. U.S. officials also disputed charges by Islamic nations that the United States was quick to strike at Iraqis while the West does little to punish Serbs for aggression against Bosnian Muslims. Vice President Al Gore warned Saddam the United States was ready to respond to any Iraqi action to strike back in revenge for the cruise missile attack on Baghdad early Sunday. "It would be unwise for Saddam to retaliate in any capacity because that would receive a response," Gore said as he made the rounds on the morning talk shows. U.S. Navy ships fired 23 Tomahawk missiles at an intelligence compound in Baghdad after Washington concluded Iraq was behind a foiled plot to assassinate former President Bush while he visited Kuwait in April. President Clinton told his Cabinet today that the strike was a message to the world about the American'commitment to combat terrorism. "The action I took, I thought, was clearly warranted by 1 (be facts. The United States will do what it can to combat terrorism. It is plainly what we ought to be doing," the president said. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt headed from the Mediterranean for the Red Sea to bolster American military forces in the region. Egyptian officials said the carrier and a destroyer would sail through the Suez Canal to the Red Sea early Tuesday. White House spokesman Mark Gearan defended the administration against criticism from Islamic nations that the United States has a double standard for Iraqis and for Bosnian Serbs. "That's just an inappropriate comparison," Gearan said. This was a sophisticated plan of state- supported terrorism against a former president for his actions as president. As such, it is a threat against the country and every American citizen."

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