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July 23, 1994 |
A man accused of wounding a 3-year-old girl while shooting at the child's mother was charged with four counts of attempted murder Friday and held in lieu of more than $2-million bail, authorities said. Juan Manolo Cienfuegos, 24, of Tujunga was also charged with the special allegation of causing great bodily injury, said Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Carole Chizever. The child, Vanessa Barcenas, is recovering from the wound, which does not threaten her life, Los Angeles police said.
November 14, 1985
A Van Nuys security guard who pleaded guilty last month to forcibly raping and molesting his 15-year-old daughter was sentenced in San Fernando Superior Court to six years in state prison. Judge Robert D. Fratianne said at the sentencing Tuesday that he would reluctantly accept the terms of a plea bargain for Manuel Angel Lopez, 57, who prosecutors said raped his daughter repeatedly over a seven-year period.
June 20, 2011 |
A newspaper columnist known for writing about corruption and drug violence was slain early Monday — along with his wife and son — by gunmen who broke into the family home as they slept. Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco was shot to death in the port city of Veracruz, the latest of nearly 70 Mexican journalists slain since 2000 and the second to be killed in Veracruz this year. The press in Mexico has increasingly become a target of warring drug cartel factions and corrupt local governments.
August 2, 1995 |
High above la Ciudad de Los Angeles, a heavenly, hulky hunk in the form of a mustachioed Latino with Bee Gee hair and a wingspan wider than a 747 soars to Earth to fight dastardly dudes. KA-POW! The Lost Angel, a suburban super-hero who listens to radio titan Rick Dees and takes meetings on Melrose, has landed in a green unitard and yellow knee-high boots at a newsstand near you. "If anybody ever needed an angel it was L.A.," says creator George O.
March 13, 1991
In other games: Channel Islands 13, Rio Mesa 7--Jeff Palmer hit a two-out grand slam in the sixth inning as host Channel Islands (4-0) beat Rio Mesa (3-1), The Times' top-ranked team in the Valley area. Channel Islands snapped a 7-7 tie with six runs in the sixth. Tajah Merrill's two-run home run gave Channel Islands a 9-7 lead, and Palmer's blast came later in the inning. Angel Aragon (2-0), who went three for three, allowed 10 hits and struck out six.
August 4, 1994
The Dukes, the only World TeamTennis team to go undefeated during the regular season, took four of the league's top individual awards, it was announced Wednesday. Kelly Jones was selected the male MVP and Larisa Neiland was chosen female MVP and rookie of the year. Coach Angel Lopez was selected coach of the year for guiding the Dukes (14-0) to the Western Division championship. The Dukes play the Idaho Sneakers--who defeated the Sacramento Capitals, 28-23, Wednesday--in the playoffs at 7 p.m.
August 31, 1989
Rio Mesa COACH: John Reardon, 22nd year LAST SEASON: 4-6; 5th place in league, 3-4 PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rio Mesa has not had a winning record since 1985, when it last advanced to the playoffs, and the once-mighty Spartans have won just seven league games since. Reardon sees only one solution: "We need a game-breaker, a kid who can rush for a hundred yards-plus a game or someone like that. I think you need one to be a championship team. And I don't know if we have one."
May 3, 1989 |
A dominating performance by pitcher Brett Grebe helped Westminster remain in a tie for first place in the Sunset League as the Lions defeated Ocean View, 3-0, Tuesday at Westminster. Westminster (16-6-1, 8-4), which began the day tied with Ocean View and Fountain Valley, is now tied with Fountain Valley for first place. Westminster plays Fountain Valley Saturday. Grebe came into the game with the third highest number of strikeouts (77) among county pitchers. He added six while giving up two hits and walking two. He threw only 97 pitches, the fewest number of pitches he has thrown for seven innings, Westminster Coach Ken Ostrowski said.
May 2, 1990 |
Trailing Buena High by seven runs Tuesday, in a baseball game matching teams tied for first place in the Channel League, Rio Mesa found it difficult to be patient. Yet Coach Rich Duran simply gnawed his upper lip and advised the Spartans to follow form. "I told the kids we needed to just peck away and stay within our game," Duran said. "We didn't need to go out there and start swinging for the fences."