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September 28, 2008 | Luis Alfaro
Orange County A Personal History Gustavo Arellano Scribner: 270 pp. $24 IF SURREALISM has an address, I think it exists in Orange County. The fifth-largest suburban county in the U.S., and the nation's second-most expensive housing market, Orange County is framed on television shows like "The O.C." and "The Real Housewives of Orange County" as a money-grubbing, social-climbing, xenophobic enclave of the super-rich.
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NEWS
March 10, 2002 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring one of the world's most powerful drug gangs "dismantled," Mexican authorities announced the capture of Tijuana drug mobster Benjamin Arellano Felix on Saturday while confirming the death of his brother Ramon in a police shootout last month. The blows to the Tijuana cartel are significant because it is thought to control a quarter of all cocaine entering the United States from Mexico. Both brothers were on the U.S.
SPORTS
November 18, 1990 | KIRBY LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A surprising victory by Belmont High's Rene Arellano in the City Section cross-country championships at Pierce College on Saturday led to a not-too-surprising outcome in the race for the team title. Arellano won the three-mile race in 14 minutes 58 seconds and Belmont placed five runners among the top 12 to easily win its eighth championship in the past nine seasons. The Sentinels totaled 32 points; defending champion Taft was second with 115, two points ahead of Garfield.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2010 | By Larry Gordon
Los Angeles' two biggest universities have announced their main graduation speakers, with USC opting for its retiring president and UCLA taking a more unusual, but potentially more amusing, bet on a witty chronicler of Mexican American life. The keynote speaker for UCLA's College of Letters and Science commencement on June 11 will be Gustavo Arellano, author of the popular "¬°Ask a Mexican!" column in the OC Weekly and a book by the same name, officials announced Thursday. Arellano earned a master's in Latin American studies at UCLA in 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A high-ranking member of the violent Tijuana drug cartel has been arrested in the Los Angeles area after a yearlong wiretap investigation that resulted in the indictment of nine people and the seizure of about four tons of cocaine and $15 million in cash, authorities announced Monday.
NEWS
September 23, 1997 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to increase pressure on the brutal Tijuana drug cartel, U.S. law enforcement officials have prepared an indictment against one of its alleged kingpins and are considering offering a hefty reward for his arrest, U.S. law enforcement officers said Monday. A senior U.S.
WORLD
August 24, 2004 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
One of Mexico's most wanted drug-trafficking suspects was captured without a shot fired over the weekend, authorities said Monday, the latest in a series of high-profile arrests by Mexican law enforcement using intelligence supplied by U.S. anti-narcotics agents. The arrest of Gilberto Higuera Guerrero at a safe house in Mexicali in Baja California on Sunday morning is a major victory in President Vicente Fox's campaign against major drug cartels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Monica Garcia finished far ahead of other candidates in Tuesday's special election for an open seat on the Los Angeles school board but did not tally enough votes to take the spot outright. Garcia, who earned 47% of the votes, was endorsed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She has indicated an openness to a mayoral takeover of the school district, which Villaraigosa has pushed strongly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A reputed top aide to the Arellano Felix drug mafia in Tijuana pleaded guilty Thursday to federal trafficking charges in U.S. District Court in San Diego, authorities announced. Everardo Arturo Paez Martinez, 34, admitted his role in a trafficking enterprise and in conspiring to launder money in connection with smuggling nearly four tons of cocaine from Mexico between 1988 and 1996.
NEWS
May 21, 1991 | ABBY TAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
FATHER: Florencio Arellano, 41, nicknamed "Nonong," or quiet , helps with deliveries and repairs machines in the family garment business. MOTHER: Maura Arellano, 43, petite, speaks at machine-gun speed, typical of the hard-driving Filipina in a matriarchal society; she really runs the factory. CHILDREN: Son Christopher Arellano, 16, a high school senior who says he wants to be an engineer but really would like to be a pilot.
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