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BEVERLY HILLS NEWS i, PAGE 3 Clarence Martin: Beverly Hills News Citizen of the Week Bq H0rg0rer Harris 9oif he lie's a  cornmun. dinner at Bev- Ma, aUm- at the chiefs on b Oel Where i want "he more than the  cudous how pao. 15 years months as a fire.. Paramedic; five ranks of chief. on Nov. reason to cek rerdng retire- department, tles when people have treated him "differentJy" because of his race, but he insists the depadme itself is colorblind. "When I was a driver, a man called in an alarm at his house but he wouldn't let me in when I arrived,..but let me say that for the most part the city deals with everyone on an individual basis," Matin said. "That's how it should be." =If you are a person of color, there's a per- ct/on that Beverly Hills discriminates..." the chief added. "It's a lingering problem and what it comes dow to is fear of what you don't know...ting that people are dif- ferent. Once you get to know son'mone, there aren't that many differences." Marn's goals for the department? To improve service with better training and addressing issues not zeroed in on before. "1 want to upgrade the standards of Bey- erfy Hills' general fire safety, and its medical safety," the chief sak:l. The city can buy mod- em equipment and hire the best crew, "but what we most need is superior interface between us and the public...We need to tap this public resource, get people knowledg able about what to do in an emergency,* Mar- tin related. In a medical emergency, for instance, there's a finite amount of time between a call for help and when help arrives. What the pub- lic needs to know is how they can help them- selves survive during those few minutes. Martin wants everyone who lives and works here to take CPR instruction. Mean- while, the department is working on a pro- gram that will allow dispatchers to talk callers and Parks again seng palm Sept. 20. Palm fronds is available for also available at is Aug. 26. Stein reported to be ng after breaking leg Sn is repor  be mcuparaUng aer bredng Hills home. Assislant Court Administrator Sandra Bar- Burton Way courtho=-- rcP, Jding Supark Court Judge rv. handle h caseloed. Dels of Ire accident wem unavailable. Beverly Hills Fire Chief Clarence Martin. through lifesaving steps while paramedics are responding. "This community is willing to pay for good service but in an emergency situation citizens may find themselves on their own. I want to get them prepared to survive for 72 hours." Santa Clarita was without water or power for 72 hours after the January earthquake. What if the same thing happened here? Is each parson prepared to cope? The 47-year-old fire chief won't be satisf'md until the answer is a resounding yes. SPEND YOUR HIGH HOLIDAYS IN A LUXURY HOTEL. If you don't belong to a temple, come to the Marriott Hotel in Century City and celebrate with Temple Beth Am. We'll be cele- brating in the beautiful Grand Salon, a room befitting the beauty of the holy tradtions. Rabbi Jacob Pressman will officiate along with Cantor Samuel Kelemer. TEMPLE BETH AM (310) 652-7353 Ul THIS YEAR COME TO A HIGH HOLIDAY.SERVICE YOU WILL RETURN TO ALL YEAR LOF'G. At Temple Beth Am, we have a new High Holiday option for fami- lies & singles. Informal. Participatory. Fun. With Rabbi Perry Netter & Dr. David Ackerman, your spirit will soar as you join in the singing. If you don't know how, we'll help you. Davven with your children or take advantage of our expert child care. Bring your shofac, have a blast with us. You will be so moved, you will want to return twice a month. All year long.  TEMPLE BETH AM 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 Rosh Hashanah is September 6 & 7. Yom Kippur is September 14 & 15. Seating is limited at only $125, so please call early for reservations. (310) 652-7353 iii i i x=o=t tt - t?, iss4