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Valley News, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1969, Van Nuys, California TODAY'S VALLEY WEATHER Overcast through mid morning becoming sunny but hazy Little temperature change Highs 84 to 89 predicts light to erate smog 128 PAGES and VALLEY GREEN SHEET EAST VALLEY EDITION Established 1911 VOL 42 SUN TUES THURS FRI MONTHLY HOME DELIVERY BY CARRIER THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 1969 Ma or lOc Copy City Council Orders More Study on Two Industrial Zone Bills Hot Battle Flares Over Proposals Affecting Parcels in Valley Area By BRAD RITTER City Council has ordered further committee study of two companion zoning ordinances proposed to halt commercial development of industrial land largely in the San Fernando Valley While the major intent of the two Plan to Ease Church Zone Law Dropped Residential Sites Proposal Received Filed by Committee Clergy and laymen who have long pushed for relaxed zoning for of churches suffered all but a death blow in effort which goes back at least to 1965 City Council's planning committee on Tuesday voted to receive and file a proposed ordinance that would allow of churches on 1 single family and and multiple dwelling zones as -a matter of right Must Obtain Permit proposed ordinance which gets its strongest port from Valley residents will go to City Council with the recommendation to receive and file Tuesday's planning tee action was in line with recommendations by the City Planning Dept and the ning Commission Planning Director Calvin Hamilton sonally appeared before the committee and also urged re- of the proposal Churches now are allowed on multiple dwelling and all higher density zones but must obtain conditional use permits to settle down in the midst of residential areas Proponents of the ordinance claim that small churches Continued on Page 22 Fog Low Clouds Will Burn Away Under Hazy Sun Early morning fog and a low overcast of clouds will continue in the weather lure today with hazy sunshine taking over about ing- The Weather Bureau proposals appears to be to save thousands of acres of northwest Valley land for industrial uses it was dis- closed at a City Council ing on Tuesday that numerous areas throughout the city would be seriously affected But the most heated battle over the ordinances which would bar commercial uses from industrial zones as now allowed involves the Valley Supports Ordinances Frank Pine chairman of the San Fernando Valley al Association's planning com- argued on Tuesday for quick passage of the proposed laws stating that many acres of land in the northwest ley that had been earmarked specifically for industrial use are being developed since that is allowed un- der present zoning tions Larry Calamine president of the Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce joined Pine in supporting the ordinances but did say his large group wants to see some provision made to protect owners of industrially zoned land that is already developed and operating as commercial establishments Much of Downtown The fact that many areas throughout the city are zoned industrial but have long been under commercial use ing much of the downtown Los Angeles business community Continued on Page 22 See City Crackdown on Eyesore Lots New Law Outlined SAFETY importance of children knowing right way to enjoy their property and make sure their bikes are safe is Aron Whealy His audience is Laura Me Adams 7 and her brother Mark 5 new member of bike generation The News photo said temperatures will change little with ed to range from SI to 89 after lows of 55 to 63 Smog will be light to throughout the Los la basin according to the Air Pollution Control District The fall weather pattern unchanged for nearly Itto weeks with overcast skies and fog alternating with Continued on Page 22 TODAY'S NEWS INDEX A Closer Crossword Exploring Low Page Tempo I on Page Kitten Tele Utt Pett Page Occupational Center One Man's View Page Scouting Around Page Sports Television Radio Page Record Page Women Page JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS Page DEENA METZGER COURT COMPLAINT VOTED BY BOARD The Los Angeles ty College Board of Trustees Tuesday authorized filing of formal complaint in Superior Court against Mrs Deena Valley College English teacher The action came in response to a demand for a hearing submitted in Mrs Metzger's behalf by Los Angeles ney David Finkel Finkel said last week that the Board had the authority to either dismiss charges or file a formal complaint in or Court Mrs Metzger was notified of suspension last week She has been accused of reading an allegedly pornographic poem Jehovah's and on Page 22 Ranch Land Zone Change Gets Backing Los Angeles City Council approval of a zone change agricultural to cial industrial and parking on 108 acres of Warner Ranch land in Park will be recommended by the planning committee The committee chaired by Valley Councilman Emani Bernardi somewhat tantly made the tion on Tuesday after being Jaycees Organize Program for Registration of Bikes By MARY JO MOODY The bike generation will have a chance to stay a member of that select group this Saturday when the Panorama City Jaycees hold the second bike registration program The registration will start at 9 at the Sepulveda Park Recreation Center 8801 Kester Ave and will con- throughout the day an- Aron Whealy man of the community service satisfied that Oxnard St is the southern ary of the parcel will serve satisfactorily as a secondary rather than a major highway Communication Problem City planners came under fire from the committee last week when it was learned that zoning plans had been made without consulting other city departments namely the Traffic Dept and the Bureau of Engineering Principal city planner Thomas Golden this week said problems were the result of a communications down had charged the Planning Dept with ig- noring other departments But representatives of both traffic and engineering con- firmed on Tuesday that the plan to make Oxnard St a modified secondary highway has their respective stamps of approval Much of UIP problem on Page 22 PLAQUE AT DRIVE-IN Buddies Honor Memory of Victim in Traffic Accident By RUTH CROFT In most cases there is no adequate way to express sorrow over the death of a close friend However a group of young Valley men still emotionally stunned by the accidental traffic death of their buddy David Leon Baker of Van are event Will Protect Owners Registration fee is and every child present with his like will be registered i The program is designed to protect the bicycle owners losing their bikes forever f they are stolen or lost With the bike being licensed police can trace the owner once it is found or turned in to the ice station The local police station has a running count of 600 bicycles at the station all the time and only about 10 are licensed Lost Bikes Auctioned This means there are a lot of tears shed by unhappy dren and more money spent y unhappier parents for new bikes With licensing those tears can be changed to smiles and dad can spend that money on something essary like a new golf bag Bicycles not claimed at the police department at the end of three months from the time parents to make child's bike does tered and is legally safe to ride a requirement of all Los Angeles Public schools they were taken in are auc off to the public Whealy said he hoped for a better this year there were only 37 tions last and asked the sure their get SIREN TESTS WILL BE HELD IN SOUTHLAND Los Angeles County and Los Angeles city civil de- fense sirens will be sounded again in the customary monthly test of the warning systems tomorrow at 10 Sheriff Peter J has announced As usual the sirens will be sounded in the ing tone for one minute In the event of an actual enemy attack upon the United States said the sirens would be heard for from three to five utes in the wavering lating tone Women Plan March for Crusade 6000 Due to Join In Annual Charity Fund-Raising Drive Approximately 6000 will march out the San Fernando ey next week not in est but in an effort to aelp people in need The women all United volunteers will arm themselves with pen pencil and envelopes as they beat the and pound on doors asking their neighbors to please give the Ur Crusade fund appeal Aids Many Agencies The kickoff will begin with a Busch Gardens volunteer ral to United ly on Monday at 9 and i expected to draw women from all communities in the San Fernando Valley Top gues celebrities are expected to at tend Also joining the teers for the send off will be San Fernando Valley's Mis United Crusade Jacquelin Jackie Freund the Valley choice representing the USO and Litton industries United Crusade funds sup port 244 United Way agencies and 12 Red Cross the greater Los Angeles area Services provided by these agencies range from finding for unwanted children o family counseling to maintaining an elaborate York of blood types for gency Chance to Help The United Crusade fund appeal is our chance to show that we care about our said Les King Valley chairman This year the appeal is for in the San Fernando Valley The county-wide get is the highest n the history of United fund-raising One out of every three ple in Los Angeles County will ase a service provided by United Crusade added King King explained that as Hie United Crusade Continued on Page 22 attempting to give concrete evidence to their grief by porting a memorial plaque on the wall of Drive-In at 6821 White Oak Ave Reseda to parcels but they gested -AC place it where all tho could -T meet Thf Tl Tlic idea began when the some of whom at- tended Birmingham High School with young Baker be- an taking up s collection to lor So many wanted contribute -AC decided to too a for the group At first planned to give it from vif all used If i Jnn id a it bf had is taken in part of Caich the Wind after the on 22 j The News PLAQUE paying David Baker who was killed in traffic earlier month is posted by three of his many close friends From left are Bingo Ferguson 17 Charlie Westermeyer IS and Coffin 20 VICTIM of enemy tion in South Vietnam is Army Specialist Four Larry D Strouse of nada Hills who died of wounds Larry Strouse Killed in War Patrol Action Army Specialist Four Larry D Strouse of Granada Hit has been reported action in South Vietnam The son of Mr and Mrs L Strouse of 16717 In dex St he had only been in Assessment Plan Due in Two Months Wilkinson Pushing Proposed Ordinance By HAIG KEROPIAN A solution to the em of eyesores and fire azards created by empty lots in ey and other areas of Los n g e 1 e s is expected in bout 60 solution na a ordinance finch would authorize the city o assess owners of such erties for the cost of two cipal cleaning operations ing a period Explains Ordinance owners of badly neglected Tots can be sessed only for the cost of- a single cleaning operation city personnel and equipment each year Tax funds are used if a second cleanup of apy such is found necessary Details on the proposed which is being ed by the city attorney's of- fice were given yesterday Councilman Robert M son of the Valley's 12th Southeast Asia since Sept 2 According to word by Mr and Mrs Strouse from he Army their son was while on a patrol mission He was stationed vith Company C Second talion 18th Infantry First Di- vision in Vietnam The soldier was graduated from Granada Hills High School in 1968 and was a member of Woodley Ave tist Church He entered the Army in March of this year and com- peted The Strouses have four er children a son Terry 15 Continued on Page 22 basic training at Ft 1 feel confident the Council will adopt this measure in 260 Wilkinson was suggested during tEis year's Council budget ings Fire Hazard Cited It is through the authority a Council motion that tie ity attorney's office the ordinance I anticipate any opposition it comes up before the Council for action I It is a sound and practical to a problem ausing a great deal of ern to public officials hants and residents ut Los Angeles It will put the otal cost of the cleaning of an lot on the shoulders lie owner There is no reason why tax money should be used to neglected lot The property Continued on Page 22 Concert Sunday to Open Youth Symphony Season Burbank Youth Symphony Orchestra will open its fall concert season with a Sunday at S p.m in 1 Caballero Country Club 8300 Tarzana Drive Tarzana The orchestra will be under the direction of its new con- Ronka of North Hollywood The young musicians a program including compositions of Beethoven Tschaikowsky Sibelius Of- and Gershwin They also will perform selections rom Fiddler on the jy Bock Soloists to be featured with he group are violinist Debbie Price the Frohmberg Trio and soprano Melinda Miss Price a Vorth Hollywood resident and of that com- high school the tra has won first place in the solo violin category for consecutive years at Southwest Youth Musical tival at Long Beach She recently won a Continued on Page 22 ran YOUR Property Removed Three rings and a valued at were taken inl the burglary of the home of i Patricia A Johnston 37 of 5515 McLennan Avo Encino on Tuesday police reported A current receipt payment the News delivery of Hie tersest newspaper If you are missed wiR you Simply the UHon before 11 en the CIRCULATION OPT v
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