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Arcadia Tribune (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Arcadia, CaliforniaCouncil okays self insurance for employees Day Camp fun crafts games and sports Are part of the Brownie Day Camp at Arcadia county Park. Left. Jenny Velesquez gets some personal Suff photos by n urea instruction in Knotting from Counselor Sandy Schmitz. Right. Jennifer Kocay and Greta Lindholm hang up cups after enjoying an afternoon snack s City Council members agreed thursday to Start a workers compensation self insurance program for fiscal year despite a recommendation against the move by the City s current insurance representatives. The City had been insured for workers compensation liability through the state compensation insurance fund but considered self insurance because of rapid Premium rate increases according to City manager Lyman h. Cozad. Cozad said in the five years preceding the current fiscal year premiums paid increased by a total of or 95 per cent. After hearing from William Pickney. A Neutral insurance consultant from Mund Mclaurin and co. Who urged the City to Start a self insurance program Council members listened to George w. Mccarthy a state safety consultant. Mccarthy representing the state compensation insurance fund said at this Point 1 Don t think you Are at a Point where you can maximize on this Type the slate representative explained that the prerequisites for such a program were not fully met by he City. Pickney. The insurance Consul Tant did t agree with the state representatives on this and other Points. Mccarthy also gave information concerning the Rise of cumulative trauma Type claim and the High Cost of returning to stale coverage if self insurance does not work. A foothill inter City newspaper member Var Iliad audit circulation inc. 16 pages 2 sections -c3 sunday june 27, 1976 vol 46. No. 52 officers installed at Hoy fete Hal Roach the retired publisher of the Arcadia Tribune stepped Down from his position As chairman of help our youth Community clinic Hoy wednesday after giving a Brief bul emotional speech Al the organization s first annual installation and awards banquet Al magic pan restaurant. Roach s speech outlined his experiences during three years As head of the sometimes controversial clinic. He told How the organization grew from a Small scale clinic with a budget of s7.2m for 1972-73 to a major organization with a budget of for 1976-77. He also explained his association with Jean Hoy. The clinic s founder and the selection of Buck Norlin As the clinic s executive director. Commenting on How he go involved with Hoy. The former publisher said that he had read articles about the clinic and became involved one year after it was started by doctors As a medical organization in june. 1972. All we be done for Ihrcke years is help people who were often desperately in Roach had to educate the Community that s where i came in and we be come a Long during the installation of officers. Barry rumbles a Counselor Al Arcadia s Dana Junior High school took Over for Roach As chairman. The former publisher will continue on the Board As immediate1 past chairman. Other new officers include judge John h. Saunders. Judge of the Santa Anita municipal vice chairman mrs Mary Torres a member of the Temple City Board of education Secretary and Ernest Herrington and Dan Sperau. Both arcadians As treasurer and financial Secretary respectively. Jean Hoard vice chairman and the Rev. Kenneth Hansen. Secretary Are the other iwo outgoing officers. Mrs. Charlene roller chairman of the Arcadia recreation and Parks commission was named member of the Hoy Board. Continuing on the Board from tem ple City Are Bill Schmidt the Prin Cipal of Oak Avenue school Shirley Norman. Inc Temple City Board of education president and it. De cof Feen of the Temple City sheriff s Sta Tion. Arcadians include sgt. Louis Macdonald of the Arcadia police department. Roni Eventov. Arranged Dorothy Cunningham. Jim Helms or. Marsha Kading Kenneth Kirkpatrick. Or. Robert Knoll. Donna Mills. Or. Robert Ellison. Or John median or. F. Burton Powell and or. Stanley Rappaport. Tile Rev. Paul Johenk the resident of Southern California and the director of the department of religion and Medicine in Arcadia was the master of ceremonies for the event. During the awards ceremony. The David Ireland humanitarian award for an unselfish person working in the Community was Given to sister Mary Luke of St. Luke s Hospital in Pasadena who has been with Hoy since its inception. The award was named in Honor of the late Monrovia and Arcadia Resi Dent. Or. Ireland who was a Consul Tant for Hoy in its earlier years. Ireland was the author of letters to an unborn the or. Gary Mills memorial award for outstanding service went to the former chairman. Roach Ace Clutterbuck of the 612 medical received an award for his work in setting up the clinic s Laboratory. Hoy s new president. Rumbles gave the City of Arcadia an award Lor its contributions and support of the clinic. The president honoured the Church of Onod Shepherd for its contributions and support away cos. Went to Vargas labs. Mrs Helen sclera Der. Editor of the Aram a Tribune received an award from Roach. The retired publisher also gave awards to Jim Helms and Law firm Helms. Parsons and Hanrahan. For their Legal services to Hoy. The kiwanis club of Arcadia was awarded by the clinic for us support of Hoy. Mike Norris of Monrovia s outreach program gave certificates of Merit to Slaff members of Hoy. Including Dennis Wain. De Neidhardt. Bryan Vonnie Rose. Chris Gehring. And Alcorn. Mall shoplifting problems increase by Archie Mitchell self a Wriler Arcadia s Law enforcement officials management and Security personnel connected with Santa Anita fashion Park insurance agents and others Are concerned about the rising problem of juvenile shoplifting at the regional shopping mall. For example commenting on shoplifting in general. . Lauritzon the director of the stores Protection association spa said shoplifting everywhere is a major and accelerating problem. There is no question about the spa an organization owned by several department stores. Provides services to stores including Security handling bad checks train ing Security agents and insuring Courtesy shopping. Figures reported for two member stores at Santa Anita fashion Park the organization s figures show that from Jan. 1 to May 30 of this year. 15 adults and 19 juveniles have been apprehended for shoplifting. Last year when Only one of the two member stores was open spa figures showed 12 adults and eight juveniles apprehended said Lauritzon. He noted that the spa does not have much statistical information available on juvenile shoplifters at the mall Rick Bundy the manager of Santa Anita fashion Park commented on juvenile shoplifting. I would say that it s probably less in this area than in the majority of regional shopping Bundy said. Obviously if you be Nad one occurrence you be got a the assistant operations manager at fashion Park Dale Twycross who Heads Security and maintenance said the parents Don t want to take care of their children they bring them Here and drop them off. They the children run around and do malicious i a Tevar a target we have a Glass elevator and this seems to attract a lot of the said mrs. Betty Gerace. The head of Security at Robinson s. She continued. It seems that Many of the parents just drop them off Over Here mrs. Gerace formerly with the sheriff s department for 10 years said that when the store first opened in april there were More juveniles than adults coming to the store. They created spew Hal of a she said. Another Security agent who asked that his name not be used said part of the juvenile is that in Many cases when the healers movies end unsupervised juveniles browse in various stores and become tempted to shoplift. The agent also said that the problem at the mall is just As bad As elsewhere. I be worked in the lowest socioeconomic areas and also in the highest and its no he continued. According to the Security Man shoplifting is a socially condoned crime because people see Large corporations stealing and they rationalize their criminal actions by this. Off to record those agents who did t refer All questions to other offices talked about the stores losses to shoplifters and criminal activity in general but spoke off the record. For example when Rick Morrow the Security manager at pc Penney was asked about the shoplifting problem at the store he said shoplifting is a major problem up Here and that s about All i can Tell Morrow referred specific questions concerning statistics losses and others to his District and regional offices. All of the Security agents refused to give any specific information. Management personnel were More willing to talk about Security programs than release figures on the number of juveniles apprehended. Twycross the assistant operations manager for example said we re too worried about Security to keep Bundy. Who has been connected with the mall since its cons Duclion. Said his office maintains records on juveniles apprehended but the information is difficult to assemble from assorted files. Two Way communication the manager explaining Security precautions said that Security agents have two Way Ladio communication systems that give them immediate Contact with other agents and with the Arcadia police department. He also said agents Are stationed on top of buildings with binoculars to scan the parking area. According to Twycross the shopping mall gets a lot of help from the police department especially during Peak hours and Peak Days. He said the police beef up the mall s Security with regular patrols and other help. When questioned about the size of their Security Force Al the mall the managers would t release any figures. One said we could have a Slaff of 40 or 50 and Slid could t Stop everything. We work with what we be the agent who requested that his name not be used said a lot of peo ple Don t realize it but the major stores total Security Force is overwhelming to the he said los Angeles and Orange counties major department stores average five to 10 agents per store. Which is one Heck of a private police fall Bundy the manager of fashion Park commented on the stores philosophy concerning prosecution of shoplifters. We go to the full letter of the Law with regards to he said repeating that the stores have a great relationship with the police department. Under the impression that they shoplifters feel a certain excitement in that they can get away with he said. The fact that they got away is More important Council members agreed to Start the self insurance program after numerous questions directed to the consultant and the state representative. According to Cozad. The new program will save the City in the next five years. Advantages of self insurance. Cozad said include the retention of funds previously deposited in the state fund which will earn interest for the City. One disadvantage of the program is the possibility of having a Large number of cases with excessive losses. Members of the Council received an info National report from William Woolard on downtown Park ing Aller natives. Council members approved the payment of to the City s firemen for settlement of a suit involving salaries for 1970-71. Firemen charged that the City did not live up to previous agreements. During the meeting. Council member Robert g. Margett recommended that mrs. Pat embody be named to the Arcadia Beautiful commission. The appointed was received and approved. John j. Collins an Arcadia at Torney was named to the sister City commission after his name was recommended by Council member David e. Parry. Concerning matters from staff the Council members approved the installation of an elevator to accommodate handicapped persons. Than what they Bundy said that when stores have a reputation for following through with prosecutions word gets around. But according to figures released by spa. For every one shoplifter caught. 35 Are nol apprehended. One agent said. If they get away once you get them Back. It gels easier every Lime they get away with it. But time is on our Side. We get them sgt. Louis Mcdonald of the juvenile department at the Arcadia police department gave the procedure which follows once a youngster is apprehended for shoplifting. Parent involvement after the arrest Al the store the youngster is taken to the police Sta Tion by a member of the Arcadia police department. An appointment is made for the youth s return when parents pick him up. According to Mcdonald. First he said the department allows the Parent to Deal with the youngster. If this fails then the police department tries to get the youth in touch with agencies which might help him. If both of these attempts fail the third step is to file a petition to Send the juvenile to a Camp. Mcdonald said the average age of juvenile offenders picked up at the mall is from 13 to 14. Bus service allows Many youths to get to fashion Park without parents according to the sergeant who said there is increased enforcement in the fashion Park area. Bicycle accessories Sun glasses jewelry albums sporting goods leather jackets and just about every Type of merchandise imaginable is stolen according to store Security personnel. They said tape decks and . Radios seem to be popular. Information on theft of Auto parts and automobiles was sketchy but insurance agents said that classic 1967 thunderbird porsche and old anti que cars Are items everywhere causing insurance rates to skyrocket. Willard d. Tease new rotary chief James e. Brewer president elect Pancoast Johns win top rotary awards Robert j. Pancoast and Harold w. Johns received top awards and Willard d. Tease was installed As president As Arcadia rotary club conducted its annual installation banquet thursday at the Huntington Sheraton hotel. And. In addition to presenting honors the club received one a citation from the National recreation association. Pancoast of Pancoast Cabinet shop received the annual . Michler award an Honor Given to a rotarian for outstanding service to the club and Community. Pancoast has been a member of the Board of directors and served As club president in 1973-74.he also has been District chairman of the youth leadership Camp at Camp Cedarcrest. He and his wife Marilyn have one daughter Nancy a nursing student in the san fran Cisco Bay area. Johns the club s Only surviving charter member was Given the Paul Harris award an award of the rotary foundation of rotary inter National. Harris was the founder of rotary. Johns has served on numerous committees during his 49 years in the club and was piano player at each meeting for Many years. Installed As new president was tease personnel director at methodist Hospital of Southern California. He has been a member of the local club since.1968. James e. Brewer was sworn in As president elect and Robert a. Zoller moved into the position of vice president. New directors include Donald r. Ross or. Arthur d. Lisbin or. Brian g. Cogbill Denis j. Gearheart Albert m. Soldate and . Butler. The recreation award presented to he club by mrs. Charlene chairman of the recreation and Parks commission honors the club s role in youth organizations and activities throughout Arcadia. The club has sponsored a youth Golf tournament donated funds for the Sierra Madre Arcadia youth soccer organization sponsored a boy scout troop in the Lucky Bambu District and sponsored a baseball team in the Arcadia Pony Pinto league. Rotary also has presented Arcadia met to Robert a. Zoller vice president honoured students who have achieved the goals of the president s physical fitness program and provided Man Power and materials for construction of a youth . The club s new officers will participate in planning for the club s Golden anniversary in 1977. The Arcadia unit was organized in october 1927, As the 2686th rotary club. There Are rotarians throughout the world. Entertainment at thursday s ban Quet was provided by the Larry Pisano Trio. A fat met inter City sunday. June 11. Vol. M. No. 52 thursday and sunday. Sub Ripon Home dry very. Thursday and Sedav 10 Hank first Avenue. Kloct 4w411i. Adjudicated May 11.1131 a Kim Mottur am. Secant

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