CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1998
While the United States was fighting the Civil War, citizens of the newly established Mexican government were battling the heavily armed forces of the French. Against all odds, Mexico won this battle on May 5, 1862. Though more battles needed to be won before Mexico was truly free, today both Mexicans and Americans remember this important victory by celebrating Cinco de Mayo. To find out more, use the direct links on The Times Launchpoint Web site: http://www.latimes.
January 26, 1998 |
Alberto Limon Padilla started with a shabby clapboard store in a working-class neighborhood. He went on to build Tijuana's first shopping mall and today presides over a business empire. Aurora Pelayo came to Tijuana a penniless single mother to work in a factory. Today she is secretary-general of the Baja California Democratic Revolutionary Party. Justina and Rafael Brambila opened a street-side taco stand, La Especial, on Avenida Revolucion when they came from Jalisco in 1948.
February 14, 1989 |
About 200 irate fans denied tickets to a dance broke through police lines, invaded the dance hall and started a free-for-all, injuring 35 people, the Excelsior news service reported Monday. Excelsior said the incident occurred Sunday night at the Benito Juarez hall in Guadalajara.
October 15, 2005 |
Hundreds of people in northern Mexico were evacuated after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, flooding homes, destroying bridges and dragging dozens of cars downstream. No deaths had been reported. In Benito Juarez, 12 miles east of Monterrey, three people were reported missing and about 600 people were in shelters, Mayor Julio Cantu said.
March 4, 1987 |
The government will have to begin planning a new international airport within five years because the present Benito Juarez Airport is too small to handle growing demands on its services, an official warned Tuesday. Jorge de la Madrid, in charge of airport development at the Transport Ministry, said the government is considering expanding the airport in Toluca, 35 miles west of the capital to help ease air traffic pressure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1991 |
Crews on Monday began the cleanup of two neighboring schools that suffered fire damage early Saturday in related blazes that officials say were caused by arsonists. Parts of the administration office at South Junior High School were severely damaged by the fire, a spokeswoman said. Damage at Benito Juarez Elementary School, which is around the corner, was confined to one classroom. Anaheim Union High School District Supt. Cynthia F.