Van Nuys Valley News And Green Sheet in Van-Nuys, California
22 Aug 1976

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22 Aug 1976

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Van Nuys Valley News and Green Sheet (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Van Nuys, CaliforniaPage 2 Section 1 n Valley newsman Guys Calif sunday August 22,1976 Mike Wyma generation Gap rocks on Flower children have wilted with age. Love ins Are gone. Even the straightest of straights no longer uses the word hippie. The Woodstock tribe has mortgages and taxes to worry about. It s kids Are out of diapers and into busing. Times have changed. But the generation Gap at least is alive and flourishing within the los Angeles City dept of recreation and Parks. The cultural affairs division of rec. And Parks has a rather unusual problem a an employee who works too hard. His name is Tony Rogell the driving Force behind a successful series of free Rock music programs put on by the City at several Sites including Woodley Park in the valleys Sepulveda dam Basin. A concert at Woodley yesterday was the fourth and last for the year and therein lies the problem. Rock fans gather at Woodley Park in the Sepulveda dam Basin for the seasons last concert in the Park. Valley news photo Rogell thinks there should be More but people above him in the City a establishment disagree. Though the outdoor music mania of the �?T60s has faded somewhat Rock is As popular As Ever and the events Rogell organizes have drawn enthusiastic audiences. A we done to want it to turn into a Jam at the dam thing that draws a big crowd a explained it. Stan Mcgarry Community relations officer at Van Guys station of the land. A we take a Little More austere approach than someone not in the policing Rogell believes pressure from the police led to a decision by rec. And Parks to end the concerts at Woodley for the year even though there have been no crime problems. The final authority Ken Cooper disagrees. Cooper who is senior supervisor for cultural affairs approaches his generation Gap problem with Rogell in Way that would please dear Abby. He is understanding but firm. A i made the decision to have Only four concerts a year at Woodley a Cooper said a not the police. Tony could put on More. Head like to do it once a month but the potential for trouble grows if we give him a free hand. A if someone asked me whether id like to go to a big band concert every week id say i worry about the snowball effect if it weren to my Job Rogell has a group of volunteers los Angeles 21, who help set up and watch Over the concerts. As Many Asio local bands play in a Day and crowds so far have hit a Peak of about 2,000. A this is an incredible recreation service for the Public a Rogell said. A about too bands have played this year. Wed like to continue the concerts this year. We could handle 6,000 or 7,000 people at a Cooper thinks 1,000 people is a comfortable figure and 2,000 is getting too Large. A there is an anti Rock feeling among the police he said. A a we a like to neutralize that with our Good program. If we can get the police to accept it get them on our Side we can grow gradually. Tony a a very ambitious person but we have to be prudent. We have too Many people to answer Cooper is the Buffer zone Between the Young people who want to have As Many concerts As possible and the police who View the gatherings with suspicion. A if we let it grow in size and scope and frequency we show we were prepared for a bad incident a he said. A the whole program could be stopped by one bad thus far the worst problem at Woodley took place one sunday when the toilets backed up and Rock devotees used a nearby Corn Field. The Farmer who owns the Field has filed a claim of $2,500 with the City for damages. A a that a very minor really a Cooper said a but it shows what can happen if a crowd builds up. After that i Cut them Down from saturday and sunday to just a i told the police i done to think its fair to the kids to have a double Standard a he said. A i go to the Parks on sunday and they re thousands of families and daddy a drinking Beer. The police should handle the kids the same Way they handle those Rogell is a part time worker who organized outdoor concerts before he joined the City. A we pay him for 20 hours a week and he gives us 60," Cooper said. A we honestly do this by ourselves. He a a terrific Rogell will have to wait until next year now to plan his next concert at Woodley even though he would like to Rock around the clock. Valley news Index Section 1�?main news films a a people. Page 4 entertainment inside Tab Section 2�?local news How to keep a better Day Well. Page 5 to you. Page 2 Kantar on Jack Anderson Page 2 contract Page 9 lamplighter. Page 2 Frances editorials. Page 2 Russel Kay. Page 2 Public forum. Page 2 mixer. Page 9 Valley open line Page 1 travel. Page 6 Nicholas women. Page 1 von Hoffman Page 3 Section 4�?sports Kevin Phillips Page 3 business. Page 9 Section 3�?features Section 5�?reel estate Marilyn Beckage 8 vital record. Page 5 comics. Page 9 weather. Page 5 crossword Section 6�?classified Puzzle. Page 0 9 your birthday Page 2 Bernie Milligan sports figure and news columnist succumbs services will be held tomorrow for Valley news columnist Bernie Milligan whose career As journalist businessman and unabashed sports fan covered More than 50 years. It or. Milligan died Early yesterday at his North Hollywood Home. He had been under treatment for cancer. Familiar to readers for the past eight years As the writer of a column for the news or. Milligan was the grand old Man of los Angeles sports writers. A native of Cincinnati he came to Southern California in 1921, and shortly thereafter began working at the sports desk of the los Angeles examiner. Since then he had worked As a sports and entertainment press agent co owned and operated a retail tire business and was Active in Little league and St. Vincent de Paul society. Funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 7 30 . In St. Charles Catholic Church 10828 Moorpark St., North Hollywood. Interment will be private. His family requested that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul society with which or. Milligan was associated for the last five years of his life. Funeral arrangements Are being made by Bastian and Perron mortuary Northridge. Bernie Milligan sports fan 50 years or. Milligan is survived by his widow Carolyn three daughters Patricia Marlowe of Torrance sister Mary Milligan . Of los Angeles and Jeri Gasto of Whittier a son Michael of North Hollywood and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by two Brothers David of Woodland Hills and Donald of Hacienda Heights and a sister. Marion Holland of Virginia. Throughout his Long career sports was or. Milligans first love whether or not he was earning his living at the time by writing about it. Longtime associates remember him As an All around sports fan As Well As a versatile sports journalist. Described by several As a Quot Superior Amateur golfer a he was one of the founding members of the Lakeside Golf club in Toluca Lake where he served for Many years As Public relations director. He counted fellow Lakeside golfers Bing Crosby and Bob Hope among his friends and is remembered by Crosby a longtime press agent Maury Fola dare As a a Fine gentleman and a great others who knew him said much the same thing that or. Milligan was in the words of Early examiner colleague Frank Percy a very funny a very Fine sportsman and very one of or. Milligans oldest friends Pacific Telephone executive Bud Kenney said a the was As much a sports fan As he was a sports journalist. He was just a great Friend a Good humorist and a knowledgeable Guy in the sports or. Milligans connection with sports goes Back to 1919, when he was a Bat boy for the Cincinnati Redlegs he left the team however before it entered the scandal tinged world series that year. His first Job at the examiner was As a copy boy for the sports desk. He soon became a reporter then an assistant editor. During those years he also was an announcer for the examiners radio station where he played records read the news and covered the same boxing matches he described in print for the next Days paper. Tom gallery former sports director for the National broadcasting co. And a Friend of or Milligans recalls that he also wrote a radio column in the 1930s under the name a trav d. by the time he joined the Marine corps at the beginning of world War ii or. Milligan had added a Public relations business he handled publicity for the first Western United states tour of the Kay Kyser orchestra to his activities As a journalist. Or. Milligan also found time in the �?~30s to play first base in a Hollywood Amateur softball league and to coach girls softball teams. As a combat correspondent with please turn to Section 4, Page 2 4 charged in a hit Many plot swindles the los Angeles county grand jury has indicted four persons a including a Sylmar Man a in a series of financial swindles and an unsuccessful attempt to have a hired a hit Many murder a former Lancaster automobile dealer it has been Learned. The defendants Are Ronald Ralph noday 31, of Palos Verdes Steven Duane Jones 29, of Redondo Beach William Beverly smart 34, of Sylmar and Consuelo Maldonado 58, of Torrance. Noday and Jones currently Are serving Federal prison terms for stealing $450,000 in Gold coins from a basement vault at a downtown los Angeles commercial building. The three men were charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Noday and smart also were charged with grand theft attempted grand theft and conspiracy stemming from a $100,000 loan secured from american funding and an attempt to get a $200,000 loan from the same firm. The three men identified As financial consultants allegedly paid an unidentified a hit Many $11,500 to kill Harold Porter who formerly operated world wide motors in Lancaster. Porter had Given the defendants a Cashiers Check for $100,000 after receiving promises the Trio would obtain for him a $750,000 Laon either from a san Diego Bank or from the Federal governments Small business administration according to dist. Atty. Investigator Helmut Bauer. Noday and Jones assert edly split the Money and when Porter demanded his investment Back the defendants hired the a hit Man a Bauer continued. The a hit Many backed out however then decided to cooperate with authorities. Mhz the atmosphere brings you in the food brings you Back o f All the restaurants in the Valley area one is unlike any other you be Ever been to. Victoria station. The first thing you la notice is a uniquely warm and Friendly Atmos phere. Theres a relaxing lounge that a really an old caboose and a series of comfortable dining areas inside real boxcars. Throughout this unusual setting you la enjoy a fascinating collection of Antiques from railroading history. With soft lighting and linens to enhance it All. But the people at Victoria station Are the most important part of the atmosphere. They re More than cordial a they re extremely conscientious and eager to make your visit a truly pleasurable experience. While the atmosphere May bring you in the first time our regular customers Tell us its the food that brings them Back. It s Basic but Superb. And everything is expertly prepared and served in portions larger than you la find just about anywhere. _ try our prime rib its roasted and Cut precisely to your taste then presented at your table on hot stoneware. Or select one of our other specialities. Savor thick Juicy top sirloin steaks Barb que beef ribs or giant shrimp sauteed to perfection in a special wine sauce. Enjoy your entree with an order of fresh mushrooms served sizzling in a Skillet. And a not to be missed salad bar create your own chilled Crisp salad. Come discover the Many reasons Why Victoria station is so unusually Good. And such an outstanding value. Join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy great food generous cocktails and Fine wines. Its an adventure in dining that will bring you Back again and again. Woodland Hills a 20621 Ventura blvd. A 213 347-6440 also in West los Angeles Torrance and Newport Beach

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