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El Segundo Hosts
38th Soap Box Derby
By Gregg McMullin
It never ceases to amaze how the community
of El Segundo should be depicted as
the perfect model for a Norman Rockwell
front cover illustration on the Saturday Evening
Post. Where west of the Rockies will
you find a Fourth of July celebration that
brings an entire community together on one
day and two days later to watch the annual
Cub Scout Soap Box Derby? Nothing says
American pride than July 4 celebrations and
Cub Scout events.
It just doesn’t get any better watching
Cub Scouts from El Segundo, Manhattan
Beach, Torrance, San Pedro and Long Beach
Liam Lipsey guides his Black Ghost racer during the Soap Box Derby.
convene on a brilliant Saturday morning to
see their homemade racers. The 38th annual
event hosted by El Segundo Cub Scout Pack
968 was another huge success that brought
together eight Packs, 31 race cars and 64
scouts. The course is a perfect 100 yards
long that takes place on Grand Avenue. This
event is held annually on the first Saturday
following July 4.
The racers are made of different materials,
but all must have a seatbelt and a retractable
breaking system. In earlier years, the breaking
systems were unsafe and in one case the
driver used a cinder block or their feet to help
stop his racer. The racers come in all shapes
and sizes and have a limited turning radius.
Racers competing are unpowered, relying
completely upon gravity to move. There are
four divisions including Wolf, Bear, Webelo
and Arrow of Light.
There are eight heats and drivers are racing
against the clock rather than the other racer
on the two-lane track. There are up to three
different drivers for each team in each heat.
The drivers are as young as seven and go
up to 11 years old. Though this is the only
event of its kind in the South Bay, it is a
Boy Scouts of America-sanctioned event.
Throughout the day, this family-friendly
event included a race announcer and DJ as
well as a bounce house. The American staple
in food included hamburgers and hot dogs
by Troop 267 and dessert offerings by the
newly formed Troop 219 -- an all-female
Each of the races was competitive, but on
this day there were no losers. There were
only smiles and encouragement from fans
and competitors. In the racer’s pit each team
had an adult crew… but if one crew needed
help, there was plenty of assistance from
other teams to go around.
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Chicken Ranch Pizza with Bacon
Recipe Provided by Campbell Soup Company
A scrumptious combination of chicken, ranch dressing, bacon and shredded cheese tops a
prepared pizza crust to make a quick-cooking and tasty pizza pie.
• 1 can Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of
Chicken Soup or Campbell’s® Condensed
98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
• 1 package (10 ounces) prepared thin
• 1 can (4.5 ounces) Swanson® Premium
White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water,
• Step 1: Heat the oven to 375°F.
• Step 2: Spread the soup on the pizza crust to within 1/4-inch of the edge. Top with
the chicken, cheeses and bacon.
• Step 3: Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden
brown. Drizzle with the salad dressing. •
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• 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese(about
• 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
(about 4 ounces)
• 8 slices of a 16-ounce package thick-cut
bacon, cooked, cooked and crumbled
• 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
See Sports, page 14
ES School Board Holds Last
Meeting Until End of August
By Duane Plank
The El Segundo School Board, meeting for
the final time in open session until August 27,
witnessed three special presentations Tuesday
evening during the 100-minute session.
Tim Carty, who is Managing Director of
Public Finance, Investment Banking for El
Segundo Unified School District’s (ESUSD)
financial advisor PiperJaffray, presented facts
and figures relating to the June 5 issuance of
$27 million in Measure ES series A bonds.
The District looks to fund multiple projects
in accordance with its Long-Range Facilities
Carty said that June 5 was a day of “a quite
a bit of excitement,” terming the bond issuance
and the rates locked-in “a grand slam home
run for the District” that will benefit local
taxpayers. He credited good market timing
and top-notch credit ratings for the favorable
bond rate the District received. Local taxpayers
should see their first increase for Measure ES
funding in October.
Superintendent Dr. Melissa Moore said the
District received “an amazing bond rate (3.15
percent), which surpassed our expectations. We
were really, really pleased.” Fidelity Capital
Markets was the winning underwriter of the
bonds. Moore added that the District would
See ESUSD, page 11