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New Harbor Commissioner

August 13, 1987

Manufacturer Joel B. Friedland has been appointed to a six-year term on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. He replaces Jim Gray, who served on the harbor board for nearly 12 years. Friedland was educated in Long Beach public schools, including Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach, and now runs a family business that manufactures paint, varnish and lacquer. He has been president of the Westside Industrial Council and co-chairman of the West Long Beach Project Area Committee.

Hispanic Liaison Created

Sgt. Gilbert P. Quinonez has been appointed to the newly established position of Hispanic affairs liaison for the Long Beach Police Department. Quinonez, a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, has been on the police force 23 years, including the last 11 years in the detective bureau. Police Chief Lawrence L. Binkley created the position to enhance police communications with Latino residents of Long Beach, many of whom are monolingual, and to involve more Latinos in crime prevention programs.

President in His 3rd Year

Sid Solomon will remain at the helm of the Long Beach Area Citizens Involved for the third consecutive year following his unanimous election recently as president. Other officers elected last month in the 680-member grass-roots political organization include Sharon Cotrell, first vice president; Alan Lowenthal, second vice president; and Marshall Blesofsky, third vice president. In the coming year, Citizens Involved members plan to keep an eye on elections, especially the Board of Education races, and work toward a campaign finance law and a rent stabilization ordinance.

Community Services Chief

Genise Cummings, the Parks and Recreation Department supervisor for the City of Carson since 1973, will become Signal Hill's new director of community services starting Sept. 8, City Manager Robert Williams announced this week. As the head of community services, Cummings will oversee the library and recreation programs. Cummings is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. She will replace Heather Morris, who now works for the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department.

Ex-Commissioner Honored

Bell Mayor Jay Price has presented a commendation from the City Council to Kenneth Shaw for 21 years of service to the city. Shaw, who retired in October, 1986, served on the Parks and Recreation Commission for 11 years and the Planning Commission for 10 years. Shaw moved to Bell in 1948 and until his retirement was owner of the Del Rio Mobile Home Park on Florence Avenue. He will be a contributor to the oral history of the city, which is being compiled for the city's 60th anniversary celebration in November.

Hospital Foundation Leader

Jack Robinson, a Downey real estate investor and developer, has been elected president of the Downey Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors for 1987-88. He succeeds Ronald Van Fleet. Robinson is a 32-year resident of Downey and has been on the foundation board since 1981. Other new board officers are LeGrande Coates, first vice president; Jack Campbell, second vice president; Edward Susank, treasurer; and Jim Baxter, secretary.

Young Ambassadors Back

Three local youths have completed a 38-day tour of Europe under a People-to-People High School Student Ambassadors Program. They are Loren Grover and Romayn Jones of Lakewood and Kelvin Tempel of Bellflower. Grover attends St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Jones attends Jordan High School in Long Beach, and Tempel is from Bellflower High School. They were part of a group that toured France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Austria and West Germany, learning about each country's government, economy, history and culture.

2 Crossing Guards Honored

Two Whittier residents have been chosen by the Automobile Club of Southern California among the top 10 school crossing guards of 1986-87 in Los Angeles County. They are Elizabeth Wilson, who works at McKibben Elementary School in Whittier, and Jennie Jimenez, who protects pupils at Nelson Elementary School.

Judicial Panelist Confirmed

Whittier Police Chief James F. Bale has been reappointed to the county Commission on Judicial Procedures, an advisory group which works in cooperation with the court system. The reappointment was made by Supervisor Pete Schabarum and confirmed by the Board of Supervisors. Bale has more than 36 years of experience in law enforcement, and is a member of the California Peace Officers Assn. and the International and California Assns. of Chiefs of Police.

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