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July 2, 1992 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO NUESTRO TIEMPO
Andy Lopez never expected the attention he has received for simply fulfilling one of his career goals. On June 6, to the surprise of many people, Lopez coached his Pepperdine University baseball team to the NCAA Division I championship at the College World Series in Omaha. Lopez, 38, has not had a moment's rest since. "I'm really excited to have won the national title," Lopez said. "But I'll tell you, I think the phone is stuck to my ear from taking so many calls."
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November 5, 2013 | By Maura Dolan and Ari Bloomekatz
The Santa Rosa parents who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after their 13-year-old son was  killed by a sheriff's deputy who mistook the eighth-grader's plastic gun for an AK-47 say they want justice and "an honest investigation. " The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco against Sonoma County, alleges that Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus acted unreasonably and in violation of the law when he shot Andy Lopez in a residential neighborhood in Santa Rosa on the afternoon of Oct. 22. “Andy Lopez was a dynamic and vibrant boy,” the suit said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - Andy Lopez was walking to a friend's home on the outskirts of Santa Rosa when a sheriff's deputy shot and killed him, mistaking the eighth-grader's plastic BB gun for an assault weapon. The afternoon killing of the bright, popular 13-year-old has spurred almost daily protests and nightly candlelight vigils in Santa Rosa, a community known as a gateway to the wine country, with stately Victorians on quiet, tree-shaded streets and edgier enclaves pockmarked with gang graffiti.
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November 4, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - Andy Lopez was walking to a friend's home on the outskirts of Santa Rosa when a sheriff's deputy shot and killed him, mistaking the eighth-grader's plastic BB gun for an assault weapon. The afternoon killing of the bright, popular 13-year-old has spurred almost daily protests and nightly candlelight vigils in Santa Rosa, a community known as a gateway to the wine country, with stately Victorians on quiet, tree-shaded streets and edgier enclaves pockmarked with gang graffiti.
SPORTS
June 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Andy Lopez, who directed Pepperdine to an NCAA baseball championship, has been selected national coach of the year by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball newspapers.
SPORTS
May 27, 1998 | JIM HODGES
There's a natural distrust of anything Californian there, and the last thing Andy Lopez needed at Florida was some kind of stereotypical escapee from Venice or Malibu or Central Casting. He had moved in from Pepperdine as Florida's coach four years ago, had taken the Gators to the College World Series in his second season at Gainesville, and people had forgiven him his roots in their headlong rush onto the bandwagon.
SPORTS
June 9, 1988
New baseball coaches were named Wednesday at Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine. Chris Smith, a former assistant, was promoted at Loyola, and Pepperdine hired Andy Lopez. Smith, 29, served three years under Dave Snow at Loyola. Snow resigned to coach at Cal State Long Beach. Lopez, 34, was coach at Cal State Dominguez Hills six years. He replaced Dave Gorrie, who retired after 10 years at Pepperdine.
NEWS
June 9, 1988
Andy Lopez, Cal State Dominguez baseball coach for the last six years, was hired Wednesday to replace Dave Gorrie as head baseball coach at Pepperdine, announced Wayne Wright, Pepperdine athletic director. Under Lopez, 34, the Toros were champions of the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. in 1986 and 1987 and won the National Collegiate Assn. Western Regional playoffs title in 1987.
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June 9, 2000 | PAUL McLEOD
Florida Coach Andy Lopez withdrew from consideration Thursday for the baseball coaching job at UC Irvine. A native of San Pedro who coached Pepperdine to the 1996 NCAA title, Lopez spent two days this week at UC Irvine talking with Athletic Director Dan Guerrero. "We brought Andy Lopez out here to look at the situation at UC Irvine and see if it was the best fit for him and his family," said Guerrero, a long-time friend of Lopez.
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June 23, 1994 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pepperdine Wave coaches are starting to come and go as often as the changing of the tide. The school's respected baseball coach, Andy Lopez, announced his resignation Monday to accept the coaching job at Florida. Lopez, the Wave coach for six seasons, guided Pepperdine to the 1992 national championship and made three other NCAA playoff appearances. His record at Pepperdine was 241-107.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The mother of a 13-year-old boy killed last week by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy while carrying a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle has filed a claim against the county and the sheriff's office. Sujey Cruz Casarez filed a claim Thursday with the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors saying her son, Andy Lopez, was unjustifiably killed and that the sheriff's office did not develop adequate training policies for using deadly force, KGO-TV reported . The claim does not specify an amount for damages, KGO reported.
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October 29, 2013 | By Times Staff Writer
Police in riot gear lined up Tuesday around the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office as protesters marched to demonstrate against the recent fatal shooting by a deputy of a 13-year-old boy holding a replica assault rifle. The officers stood stone-still as protestors shouted at them, the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported. They were protesting last week's killing of Andy Lopez, who was shot seven times. “Andy was a boy, he has [a] ... toy,” an unidentified protester yelled at officers, according to the newspaper.
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October 28, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
More than 1,000 people attended a service Sunday for a 13-year-old boy who was shot dead by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy. The youth was walking with a pellet gun in Santa Rosa at the time. Andy Lopez, an eighth-grader, was shot seven times last week by a sheriff's deputy who mistook his pellet gun for an authentic assault rifle.  The boy's father, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat , at the service cried: "My son, my beautiful son. " Hundreds of the mourners wore white, which had been requested by Lopez's mother to "represent the angel that he is and was. " On Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement authorities said deputies responded to a report of a "suspicious person" in a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood.  "The deputy's mind-set was that he was fearful that he was going to be shot," said Santa Rosa police Lt. Paul Henry.
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October 28, 2013 | By a Times staff writer
A Sonoma County sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a boy holding a pellet gun is a firearms expert, Iraq War veteran and contributor to online forums dealing with guns and police use of force, officials said Monday. The Sheriff's Office confirmed Sunday that Deputy Erick Gelhaus, 48, fired the shots that killed Andy Lopez,13, of Santa Rosa, who had been holding a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle. In  his writings, Gelhaus, a 24-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, has been a frequent advocate of a prepared, aggressive stance in law enforcement, a profession he has described as a "calling" and likened to a "contact sport," the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported.
NEWS
October 25, 2013
The FBI will conduct an independent probe into the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy, officials said Friday. Andy Lopez was shot seven times on a Santa Rosa sidewalk Tuesday by a deputy who said he thought the boy's fake weapon was a real AK-47 assault rifle. “The Sheriff will cooperate fully with the FBI and welcomes their participation,” Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said in an email statement, according to NBC Bay Area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Ari Bloomekatz
The sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was  carrying a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle thought it was an "authentic weapon" when they opened fire, a Santa Rosa police official said. Andy Lopez was shot seven times by Sonoma County sheriff's deputies shortly after he was spotted about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday during a routine patrol, according to police investigators and a preliminary coroner's report. Andy, a Santa Rosa eighth-grader, was walking through the area at  Moorland and West Robles avenues w ith the pellet gun -- his back to the deputies as they approached in their car, police said.
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November 5, 2013 | By Maura Dolan and Ari Bloomekatz
The Santa Rosa parents who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after their 13-year-old son was  killed by a sheriff's deputy who mistook the eighth-grader's plastic gun for an AK-47 say they want justice and "an honest investigation. " The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco against Sonoma County, alleges that Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus acted unreasonably and in violation of the law when he shot Andy Lopez in a residential neighborhood in Santa Rosa on the afternoon of Oct. 22. “Andy Lopez was a dynamic and vibrant boy,” the suit said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Several hundred people chanting "We need justice" took to Santa Rosa's streets Wednesday night to protest the fatal shooting by a sheriff's deputy of a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault rifle. The protesters marched down Corby and Moorland avenues to the site where Andy Lopez was shot and killed Tuesday, the Press Democrat reported . “We don't know the reason why they killed him. They should know if a gun is real,” 18-year-old Katia Ontiveros told the paper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Several hundred people chanting "We need justice" took to Santa Rosa's streets Wednesday night to protest the fatal shooting by a sheriff's deputy of a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault rifle. The protesters marched down Corby and Moorland avenues to the site where Andy Lopez was shot and killed Tuesday, the Press Democrat reported . “We don't know the reason why they killed him. They should know if a gun is real,” 18-year-old Katia Ontiveros told the paper.
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