1975 San Diego guide to movers and shakers

The heavy 40

  1. Andre Kostelanetz. Visiting conductor of the San Diego Symphony, he has recently purchased a home in Rancho Bernardo.
  2. Georgina Speivin. The star of The Devil in Ms. Jones, and a resident of El Cajon, she brought back strip-tease to the Pussycat Cabaret (formerly the Off Broadway).
  3. Cameron Crowe. A teen-ager when first published by Rolling Stone.
  4. Frans Guepin. Spokesperson for the Nude Beaches Committee formed in July 1974 to support and expand the city's skinny-dipping sites. The N.B.C. is presently circulating petitions to bring the issue to voters.
  5. Paul Maderos. The man behind San Diego State's Backdoor.
  6. Keeva Kristal. An old partner of Bill Graham, Kristal opened Tuesdays on Front and G Sts. to fill a hole in San Diego's music scene, then closed it six weeks later.
  7. Gary Reese. Former director and moving force behind the Gay Center for Social Services.
  8. Rev. Luis Bernal. Father Bernal of the Padre Hidalgo Center wrote a column in the Catholic Diocesan newspaper the Southern Cross praising Mao's work in Red China. A week later his column was dropped.
  9. Jessie Haro. Nominated by Mayor Wilson to fill a vacant council seat, Haro has been at odds with Councilman Ellis on a number of issues. During the Hoobler-Capps case, the two went after each other with clenched fists.
  10. Lee Hubbard.. A Normal Heights councilman and concrete engineer, Hubbard was on the losing end of Pete Wilson's 2 to 1 election margin.
  11. Most Rev. Leo T. Maher. Bishop of the San Diego Catholic Diocese, Maher has infuriated the city's liberal Catholics with his stands on N.O.W. and Father Bernal.
  12. Sheriff John Duffy. In an overwhelming show of power, Duffy withstood an attempt by the liberal faction of the county's Board of Supervisors to remove the jail from his department's reign.
  13. Curtis Minifield. San Diego's best known black entrepreneur. Minifield has parlayed a $150.00 investment into an annual income of $400,000. His business holdings include record stores, a radio station and a number of fast-soul food takeouts.
  14. Willie L. Morrow. Publisher and businessman. Morrow and Ken Mimms publish The San Diego Black Review, a monthly magazine based in Southeast San Diego.
  15. Joanne Ward and David Thayer. This team heads California Concerts, a local promotions firm that brings rock, jazz, and R & B to the city.
  16. Arthur Frick. Publisher of Tugboat, one-time candidate for Dictator of America and Lebanese-born poet.
  17. Michael Holtzman. Organized and -edited Transparent Communications, a series of poetry reading and printings.
  18. Michael Davidson. Head of the Contemporary Poetry Archives at the UCSD library, Davidson is a contributor to numerous journals.
  19. Tom Waits. A man who spends a lot of time in San Diego, Waits has recorded two albums on the Asylum label.
  20. Zina Schiff. This violin virtuoso was picked by Glamour magazine as one of the country's 10 most outstanding college women.
  21. Bob Dier. If you think all those crazy ads in Reader personals are made-up, you're wrong. This guy sends one or two originals most every week.
  22. Donald Weiner. The king of the downtown 25-cent back-room peep-shows, Weiner and a number of his friends were busted in August by Vice Squad officers.
  23. Shel Dorf. Founder and coordinator of the Sixth Annual Comic-Convention.
  24. Kim Jorgensen. Along with Don Sanders, Jorgensen and his Parallax Theatres purchased the Ken Theatre, bringing San Diegans three sets of "art" movies every week.
  25. Dennis Busch. Busch and Associates is responsible for the aphorisms, "It's Between The Buns That Counts," "Wanna Score" and "I Q in My Car" that cover San Diego billboards and bumper stickers.
  26. Ray Kroc. A high school dropout who peddles over one billion dollars worth of hamburgers a year, Kroc hopes to make the Padres more than good PR for his McDonald's restaurants.
  27. Brother Anandamoy. Senior Minister for the Self-Realization Fellowship, Encinitas Ashram Center and Retreat, Brother Anandamoy originally came to the U.S. from Sweden to study architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright.
  28. Morris Cerullo. San Diego's own revival crusader and miracle worker.
  29. Martin Axtell. Spokesman for the International Association of Machinists, the union now entering its third month of a strike at Solar's Harbor Dr. plant.
  30. Judge Jack Levitt. One of San Diego's most feared Superior court judges, Levitt has ruled against Peter Bohmer, The Friends of Helix Lake, picketers at Solar and, most recently, in favor of oil-producing firms in their fight to resist stringent air pollution laws.
  31. William Capps. The police counselor whose files were seized by Chief Hoobler, provoking weeks of tensions at city hall.
  32. Joe Marillo. With the help of his wife Carol, Marillo has brought consistently good jazz to the city and formed a society to preserve it.
  33. Judge Robert J. Cooney. In light of the Highway Patrol's refusal to ticket Ronald Reagan's driver for speeding. Municipal Court Judge Cooney threw out a number of speeding tickets. He was eventually overruled by a Superior court decision.
  34. Susan Henig. A professor at SDSU, Ms. Henig has consistently fought the university's policies on affirmative action.
  35. Sol Price. Attorney and ex-chairman of the board of FedMart stores, Price sold his holdings to Hugo Mann, a West German industrialist.
  36. Richard Silberman. Former President of San Diego's largest bank, Silberman and Robert C. Peterson relinquished their holdings in the Southern California First National Bank last week. The bank, now merged with the Bank of Tokyo, has been renamed California First Bank.
  37. Anne Radlow. President of the San Diego chapter of the National Organization of Women.
  38. Linda Levesque. Founder of The Friends of Helix Lake, a neighborhood group formed to stop the construction of 30 luxury homes in the Mt. Helix area.
  39. Leonard Bloom. A multi-millionaire dentist, Bloom's grandiose plans for a convention center in Chula Vista were rejected by the area's voters. He is now in bankruptcy procedings.
  40. Elizabeth Clark. Head of juvenile services for the county's probation department, Ms. Clark was slated to assume control of the County Jail had its transfer to the Probation Department been finalized.

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