April 5, 2013 |
Lizette Salas, who was a star golfer at USC before becoming an LPGA Tour pro last year, is in second place, one shot behind Inbee Park, after two rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Salas had a second-round 68 and has a two-day total of six-under-par 138. Park shot a 67 Friday to follow her first-round score of 70. Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer are part of a group of 10 tied for 12th place, five shots behind Park. ALSO: Rangers quiet Josh Hamilton, Angels in 3-2 victory Josh Hamilton: Football town thing ... an absolute nightmare Magic Johnson, Mark Cuban agree on support of gay athletes
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January 15, 2013 |
A leader of the Azusa 13 street gang and his son were sentenced in federal court Monday to lengthy prison terms after pleading guilty to conspiring to attack blacks and force them to leave the city. Santiago "Chico" Rios was sentenced to 19 years and seven months in prison by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess. His son, Louie "Lil Chico" Rios, who is hearing-impaired and required a sign-language interpreter, received a 10-year sentence. Both Rioses have "Azusa" tattooed above their upper lips.
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September 2, 2012 |
Firefighters late Sunday were continuing to battle a blaze in the Angeles National Forest that had scorched more than 3,600 acres and forced the evacuation of campgrounds known to draw up to 12,000 visitors on Labor Day weekend. As of late Sunday, there were no reports of injuries or property damage caused by the fire, which started about 2:15 p.m. in the San Gabriel mountains north of Azusa. The fire was pushing north on steep terrain toward the Sheep Mountain Wilderness area and was about 5% contained, said John Wagner, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.
April 27, 2012 |
It's NFL draft weekend, yet Southern California's top draft-eligible quarterback will be one of the few fans not watching the marathon ESPN broadcast. He and his four roommates can't afford cable television. "I guess I'm not all that curious," Azusa Pacific's John van den Raadt says with a grin. It's NFL draft weekend, a celebration of football bling, giant players walking across glittering stages in fancy suits, yet this area's best senior quarterback won't be dressing the part.
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February 15, 2012 |
Facing a 2015 construction deadline and the uncertainty of a long court fight, the builders of a San Gabriel Valley light-rail project have agreed to pay a Monrovia property owner $24 million to settle six lawsuits related to a dispute over the price officials offered him for his land. Under the settlement, the Gold Line construction authority will give George Brokate of Excaliber Property Holdings his asking price for 4.8 acres in Monrovia that are needed for a maintenance yard for the Foothill extension, which will run from Pasadena east to Azusa.
December 2, 2011 |
A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed the corruption convictions of the top two executives of Azusa power equipment company Lindsey Manufacturing Co., saying Justice Department prosecutors committed a host of misdeeds that prohibited the defendants from a fair trial. In a lengthy and scathing ruling, U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz said government attorneys allowed an FBI agent to present false testimony to a grand jury, inserted false statements into search warrant applications and unlawfully intercepted emails between a defendant and a defense attorney.
December 1, 2011 |
A federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a tentative ruling that would dismiss the corruption convictions of executives at an Azusa power transmission equipment maker because of misconduct by prosecutors. In May, a federal jury convicted Lindsey Manufacturing Co., its president, Keith Lindsey, and vice president, Steve K. Lee, of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes it a crime for U.S. firms to bribe foreign government officials. The case centered around allegations that the company and executives paid a salesman in Mexico to bribe an official in that country's state-owned electricity utility.
November 26, 2011 |
Before, it only seemed like Azusa Pacific might never beat Montana's Carroll College in football. Now it's official. In its last NAIA game before moving to the NCAA Division II level, Azusa Pacific dropped a 17-14 decision to Carroll in a playoff quarterfinal Saturday in Helena, Mont. The Cougars led the defending national champions until late in the game, but Carroll produced a clock-eating, game-winning 18-play, 78-yard drive that chewed up 8 minutes 25 seconds and ended in a one-yard touchdown run by Chance Demarais with 1:51 left in the game.
November 25, 2011 |
Win or lose against its longtime nemesis, Azusa Pacific is moving on. The Cougars will make the switch from NAIA to NCAA Division II football next year, positioning themselves as a more attractive destination for high school prospects from across the Southwest. But first things first, including what Azusa Pacific hopes is its first victory over defending national champion Carroll College on Saturday at Helena, Mont., in a quarterfinal playoff game. Carroll has defeated the Cougars in all six meetings, including a 35-21 victory last year in the first round of the playoffs.
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June 19, 2011 |
Dion Smith moved to Azusa because he liked the sleepy suburb, nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, with easy access to canyon trails where he would go walking. The small San Gabriel Valley city felt like home — until the night of Dec. 5, 2001. That night, someone hurled a Molotov cocktail through the window of the house where Smith and his family were sleeping. The bottle did not ignite, and Smith, his wife and their 6-year-old daughter were unharmed. But soon after, they decided to leave Azusa for nearby Covina.