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San Dimas Press (Newspaper) - September 25, 1975, San Dimas, California Local News Office 105 Exchange Place San Dimas Business Phone News Phone 626-2465 599-1518 San Dimas Press THE SAN PRESS established qualified to advertising THE NEWSPAPER No 12 San September 25, 1975 Pages 10 Cents Jeff boa constrictor News Briefs chief Geronimo takes first Skateboard ordinance If problems created by residents riding skateboards in travel lanes the City Council many consider an ordinance prohibiting the use of skateboards on city San Dimas Mayor Jim Lough announced this Because of the gentle slope of the terrain in San many streets invite skateboard are receiving complaints from residents and with requests to pursue enabling legislation to prohibit their Lough Since the state vehicle code does not contain a section applying to the Sheriff's Department cannot issue citations or prohibit skateboard riders from using city the state Attorney General's office or the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office may seek to amend the vehicle One traffic accident involving a vehicle and a occurred last month in the San Dimas Community announced they treat an average of two skateboard injuries per day in their emergency YMCA The La Dimas Family Branch YMCA is seeking participants for the second annual Valley YMCA Oct. 5. Two routes are available for riders who solicit a specific contribution for each mile according to Director Lynn Bike riders may choose a 21-mile route with seven checkpoints or a 23-mile route with eight check They may begin the ride at any check Participants will compete for including a 10-speed Centurian bicycle from Bud's Bike a Sears portable television free admission to Disneyland and food from Burgers Inc. Prior to the those who have secured pledges of at least mile will be given a Proceeds from the event are divided among valley YMCA groups to provide quality programs for area Anthony Davis of the Southern California Sun and Dr. Robert Pomona Unified School District are cochairmen of the event sponsored by Pomona Valley YMCA branches and Burgers Inc. For more information call 599-1312. Library children's programs monthly children's film programs will be shown 3:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at San Dimas 145 N. On tap for Oct. 8 is Seuss on the or starring Donald and the first screen version of made in 1922. The program is expected to last slightly more than one Preschool story time for 3-5 year olds will resume 11 a.m. Thursdays beginning Oct. 2. The half-hour programs will include songs and finger Children may be registered at the For more tion call 599-6738. Pancake breakfast The La Dimas Pop Warner Football League will serve a pancake breakfast 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pelota Park in ta The which includes juice and is 85 cents for adults and 60 cents for children under 10 years Team and individual member pictures will be taken at 10:15 a.m. x Shooting Stars tryouts The San Dimas Shooting Stars drill team has announced the schedule for fall Workshops will be held i p.m. Oct. 8 at Ekstrand multipurpose 400 N. Walnut San Girls will be taught a routine at the Actual tryout date will be 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Stanley Plummer Community Girls 10-15 years old who attend school in the Bonita Unified School District are eligible to try out for this The Shooting Stars are directed by Sally Duff and sponsored by the San Dimas Recreation For more information call 599-6713, ext. 40. Square dance class The Bachelors and Bachelorettes Square Dance Club a class for beginners 8 p.m. Thursdays at Las Palmas 641 N. Lark For more information call 621-1721 or 332-1630. Dancing classes Senior adults may still join classes in ballroom dance and square San Dimas Recreation Department officials have already in are offered free of Square cosponsored by the Cienega Valley meets 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays in the Stanley Plummer Community For more call Ralph 599-4095. Ballroom dance instruction will be offered 10 Wednesdays in the Stanley Plummer Community For information call 599-6713, ext. 40. Miss Los Angeles County San Dimas 17-23 years old are eligible to compete for Miss Los Angeles County in the annual pageant set for 1 p.m. Judging will be held in the Lido Patio of the Ambassador 3400 Wilshire Los Entrants will be judged on performance in bathing beauty of face and poise and For applications and additional information contact Louise contest 327-3060. Commission on Youth San Dimas young people may apply to Los Angeles County Supervisor Peter Schabarum for possible appointment to the County Commission on The 20-member commission was created in 1967 to give counsel and suggestions to the Board of Supervisors on problems of the young ' Interested persons 14-19 years old should submit applications in writing to Mike Assistant First Room 856, Hall of 500 W. Temple Los CA 90012. Fair winners Several 4-H club members have been declared winners in competition at the Los Angeles County Kizer and Carolyn Sasaki received first awards lor board in the electrical projects Scott Rue and Steven Kiaer were presented blue ribbons lor displays in the biological sciences and Stephanie King received a blue ribbon for a bulletin and Cathy was awarded a blue ribbon for a wall banging in preservation and tome environments * Dean's list Martin Nash and Craig of San Pimas have been on the Henor Wst following of the 1675 spring quarter the University of - vTo be named to the a student must complete at least 12 units of academic work no less than a c grade in any glass and maintain an JB to all academic work worker Fran Brock of San Dimas Is in a m BEST OF THE BOAS - Jeff Oates of San Dimas displays his prize-winning boa The pet was awarded first place and best of the boas ribbons at Los Angeles County by Peggy Bicentennial article How puddingstone Lake got its name By Peggy Olsen people were even scared to look at but some wanted to touch Most people think he's wet and but he's very dry and his bottom feels like Jeff Oates is referring to Chief his pet boa constrictor who just captured first place and best of boas in the Reptile Show at the Los Angeles County Jeff and Geronimo have been pals for the past four first I was scared of but in about two weeks I started to hold Now I let him lick my nose and and it Jeff Electric light bulbs keep the 5 V snake's living quarters a comfortable 72-78 The terrarium is attractively decorated with a a large clam shell and It is backed with Indian design wallpaper which somewhat resembles Geronimo's The pet reptile is unable to get out of his but Jeff and his often take him out to Geronimo got in a swivel chair and twisted around the We had to take the whole chair apart to get him Jeff Another the snake ventured across Mrs. pushing her glasses low on her he once crawled inside Jeff's finally discovering his way out through a The young animal lover has a who steers clear of the doesn't like Geronimo to lick his Jeff the mothers She loves everything and will affectionately lick the his mother Two members of the menagerie have not been introduced to There is a half German St. nard who is still just a and ah aquarium containing an angel fish with only one Geronimo eats a live rat once or twice each He could survive for six months without Jeff the snake is getting ready to That occurs about four times each year and get he can't see and won't Jeff In his skin develops a bluish Geronimo's coloring Is progressively darker from head he grows from his Jeff has learned that his pet smells with its forked that he sees only shadows and that he has a personality of his we take him out of his he doesn't want to go back Jeff once took Geronimo to kindergarten where except for girls liked to touch Now a third grader at Ekstrand Jeff happily displays his pet's blue He is possibly the proudest young man in San English class at SD High A class in English as a second language will be held 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 7 in room 22? at San Dimas High 800 W. Covina San The is designed for those who moved from another country and wish to improve their language t The class is Persons who sponsoring recent Southeastern Asian refugees or those from are urged to assist enrolling those in need of English For more contact the Bonita Unified School 599-6787. EDITOR'S The following is another in a series of articles submitted by Sylvia Dyck of the Sam Dimas Bicentennial By Sylvia Dyck It may not be long before the mere utterance of as a place will designate the speaker as a long time resident of the San Verne A hearing that you are to will give a quizzical His that good or ' Early settlers went to the unnamed canyon or the falls which were south of Arrow Highway betwen San Dimas Avenue and Cataract east of Man's as Cataract turns into After 1888 people called this Puddingstone Falls and A dam was constructed in the foothills in what is now San Dimas Canyon as part of the flood control project in 1922. The dam acts as a regulator holding water until it can be released The diversion channel leading to Puddingstone Reservoir was completed in 1928. Since people have been enjoying Puddingstone Dam or Puddingstone Los Angeles County developed the park in the late 1960s and continues to improve and enlarge it. People come great distances to participate in outdoor recreation at Bonelli Park at Puddingstone What ever you call Puddingstone is an area of cold hollow looked like a pudding containing fruit - turned to Those attending the spoke of formation's Much of the rock in this area is of the same An early Lordsburg Dr. 11 A. Re who was both a doctor arid a newspaper was present at the picnic and called it a and so is credited with naming the canyon and falls with his chance The name has lasted through the But is pudding stone a kind of The dictionary tells us that pudding stone is a A kind of rock in which pebbles are embedded like plums in a Pudding is not a kind of rock like granite or It is a pressed mixture of different rock materials forming a compressed rock mass. The other participants at the picnic thought that appearances and a chance remark named this The tact is that Dr. Roid knew the pudding stone about which he was talking Furnishings needed for center Donations of appropriate furnishings are being sought for the remodeled senior citizen's center in the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce city administrative assistant Pat Gore said this Among the items needed are card tables and two occasional end a coffee pictures and a color television Donations of blue or green stamp books and cash would also be When the remodeling project is completed next the center will include two which will be air comfortably carpeted and Kitchen facilities will also be which has a 50-porson is not intended to replace the Stanley Plummer Community Building for weekly meetings of the Senior Citizens Mrs. Gore The club meets 10:30 p.m. each The center will provide a place for small groups to conduct arts and crafts classes and watch City officials are hopeful that art V.P. service can be Essentially the service would consist of telephone volunteers who will call senior citizens to chat and provide any needed Tentative plans call for the building to be open 9.30 a.m. p.m. Monday through The City Council allocated federal revenue sharing funds to finance the The contractor is Ed Persons who wish to contribute of obtain further Information should contact Pat Gore at San Dimas City 245 E. Bonita 599-6713, water and At first the name is As it becomes it is How did Puddingstone get its name? An explanation is recorded in the notebook of In the spring of 1888 a group of La Verne and San Dimas residents met at the La Verne Hotel building longer They were going to picnic in the canyon near the Near the was a rock formation in the shape of a The The Press Han Dimas Press carriers will be calling en residents through tine next week fur are 60 cents requested per month Mils t* their monthly and CENTER observes as
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