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April 26, 1998 | BRENDA LOREE
Police are looking for the three assailants who stabbed two Oxnard men as they walked home at 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of South Marquita Street. Juan Martinez and Santos Alvarado, both in their 20s, told police that three males asked them for money. When Martinez and Alvarado said they didn't have any, their assailants attacked them with knives. Both Martinez and Alvarado were stabbed in their backs and arms.
March 26, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Juan Manuel Marquez says he doesn't view Mike Alvarado as the beaten-up puncher the rest of us might picture. “I need to be at my best because this will be the best Mike Alvarado we have seen,” Marquez told The Times in a telephone interview from the Forum in Inglewood, where he'll return to fight May 17 on HBO. The 40-year-old Marquez (55-7-1, 40 knockouts) says he's prepared for a desperate welterweight opponent in Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), who's out to avoid a career-threatening third loss in four fights.
May 13, 2010
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February 28, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Boxing promoter Bob Arum said he's in the final stages of making a May 17 welterweight bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado at the Forum in Inglewood. En route to winning world titles in four different weight classes, Marquez, 40, fought at the former Great Western Forum 12 times between 1995 and '99. Arum told The Times that Marquez's Mexico-based promoter, Fernando Beltran, is “going to try to wrap that up with Marquez Monday in Mexico City.” Marquez (55-7-1, 40 knockouts)
January 14, 2010
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October 21, 2009
David Sax signs 'Save the Deli' Where: Langer's Deli, 704 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles When: 2:30 p.m., Oct. 28 Price: $55; it includes lunch and a copy of "Save the Deli." Contact: (626) 449-5320,
March 17, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
If Chatsworth High Coach Tom Meusborn and Granada Hills Kennedy Coach Manny Alvarado had each shown up to Wednesday's baseball game at USC wearing the Los Angeles City Section championship rings they'd won over the last 20 years, they would have needed a security guard to escort them home. Meusborn's teams have delivered eight City titles. Alvarado's teams have brought home five. So understand the tradition of excellence players are expected to live up to when they put on the brown Golden Cougars jersey or the orange Chatsworth jersey.
December 31, 2004 | Janet Wilson and Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writers
A Lake Elsinore man allegedly chased down and shot a soldier home on leave from Iraq early Thursday, after catching him with a group toilet-papering his yard and other homes in the neighborhood. Aubrey Weldon, 34, a construction worker, was so angry about his Riverside County neighborhood being festooned with toilet paper that he chased down the group in his truck on the 29000 block of 3rd Street, started fighting with them and then pulled out a handgun and opened fire at 12:30 a.m., said Sgt. Earl Quinata of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Jovita Marquez and Virginia Villa were among the thousands of Southern California Latinos drawn to La Luz de Oro Corp., whose name means "The Light of Gold." At the company's festive sales rallies--marathon sessions mixing evangelism with secular promises of money, cars and homes--the two women were told they could realize their financial dreams if they invested in the telecommunications company, followed its rules and held on to their faith. But faith has given way to anger.
If there's one player who's fulfilling his potential and more this season, it's Taft High junior quarterback Steve Alvarado. Told in blunt terms during the summer that he wasn't good enough to play quarterback, Alvarado has been a savior for the unbeaten Toreadors. On Friday night, Alvarado passed for a career-high 318 yards and three touchdowns as Taft (7-0, 5-0 in league play) virtually locked up the Northwest Valley Conference title with a 42-14 victory over Birmingham (6-2, 3-2).
January 30, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Denver police are investigating an incident in which an SUV linked to welterweight boxer Mike Alvarado crashed off a snowy bank into Colorado's Sloan's Lake on Tuesday.  “Mike's fine, he told me he has nothing to do with it, and that's good enough for me,” Alvarado's manager-trainer Henry Delgado told The Times on Thursday. “I believe him.” A police spokesman told Denver's CBS 4 that authorities are seeking a man and a woman who walked away from the green Cadillac Escalade before it rolled into the lake with a smashed hood.
October 17, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Nearly two years since Granada Hills Kennedy Principal Suzanne Blake put former baseball Coach Manny Alvarado on administrative leave in November 2011, and later tried to suspend him 15 days after an alleged hazing incident involving students outside the school weight room, an arbitrator has ruled in Alvarado's favor. "I feel after so many years, my word should be trusted," said Alvarado, who was Kennedy's baseball coach for 24 years until he was replaced before last season. "It's nice to have somebody say I was right.
August 2, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
A fight fan's fight is coming Oct. 19, with promoters announcing this week that junior-welterweight Mike Alvarado will meet Ruslan Provodnikov on Oct. 19 outside Denver in an HBO-televised bout. Alvarado (34-1, 23 knockouts) and Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) have separately been involved in three of boxing's most enthralling events within the last calendar year, two of the slugfests taking place at the now-named Stub Hub Center in Carson. It was there, in October 2012, that Alvarado suffered his only loss -- by technical knockout in the seventh round of an all-action battle against Oxnard's Brandon Rios.
March 29, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Brandon Rios says he learned all he needs to know about his opponent Mike Alvarado by battling him through seven vicious rounds in October. "I saw in his eyes after I hurt him with a body shot in the fifth round, I knew I would finish him and that he knew he couldn't hurt me," Rios said, who won their junior-welterweight bout by seventh-round technical knockout. It's why Oxnard's Rios (31-0-1, 23 knockouts) won't change anything about his approach in Saturday's rematch with Alvarado.
January 30, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado's epic brawl at Home Depot Center in October will have a sequel. Promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday that Rios and Alvarado have agreed to a junior-welterweight rematch March 30 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Rios (31-0-1, 23 knockouts) won the October bout by technical knockout in the seventh round after taking some of Alvarado's best punches in earlier rounds. The gripping battle was poised to be the 2012 fight of the year until Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao engaged in a classic, featuring an exchange of knockdowns before Marquez knocked out Pacquiao in devastating fashion at the end of the sixth round in December.
October 13, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado engaged in a fight-of-the-year slugfest at Home Depot Center on Saturday night, with Oxnard's Rios notching a seventh-round technical knockout that proves he retains wallop while moving up in weight. Nonito Donaire couldn't match the nonstop brawling of that bout, but he did take another step toward standing as the world's top super-bantamweight with a ninth-round technical knockout of Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka. Former lightweight champion Rios, in his junior-welterweight debut, unleashed a pair of hard overhand rights in the seventh, then pounded two lefts onto Alvarado's mug to force referee Pat Russell to stop the fight at the 1:57 mark.
September 9, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
These could be the final days high school football coaches and players walk around campus with a swagger and still feel comfortable talking to boosters, principals and alumni. With the season starting this week, smiles could turn to frowns and friends might become enemies. Winning remains the bottom line. It shouldn't be that way at the high school level, but it is. Almost everyone, from media to fans, makes judgments about teams and individuals based on win-loss records.
January 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Monday that it had completed the sale of a San Diego hospital that was accused of paying kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals. Tenet said the 306-bed Alvarado Hospital Medical Center was sold to Plymouth Health of Sherman Oaks, completing a deal announced Oct. 27. Dallas-based Tenet said $22.5 million in pretax proceeds would be applied to general corporate purposes.
October 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Boxing promoter Bob Arum and superstar fighter Manny Pacquiao will keep a close eye on Saturday's scheduled fight between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. Why? Pacquiao will more than likely fight the winner. "The public will go crazy for that fight," Arum told "Imagine Manny against either of these animals. ... Manny will have to become an 'animal' himself. Absolutely. These guys will make him an animal. " Before any of that can happen, though, Pacquiao will have to get past Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8. Rios and Alvarado are to fight this Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson.
October 12, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Nonito Donaire hopes to affirm his position as one of the world's top super-bantamweights Saturday night. Brandon Rios is out to prove he can take a brawler's best punch in his junior-welterweight debut. Their fight card at Home Depot Center in Carson has created some buzz for boxing's hard-core fans. Donaire (29-1, 18 knockouts), the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization champion, faces perhaps his stiffest challenge yet in the main event against World Boxing Council champion Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs)
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