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TRAVEL
October 31, 1993 | BOBBI BARRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER: Barron is a copy editor for The Times National desk.
Armed with hair-trigger credit cards, we set out at daybreak. In two days, my shopping buddy Denise and I hit three outlet malls. We started at the San Diego Factory Outlet Center, which is really in San Ysidro, swung back to the Lake Elsinore Outlet Center, which is really in Lake Elsinore, and cut through vast stretches of nothing to the Desert Hills Factory Stores, which is really in the desert. Now, 414 miles, 143 stores and four melted credit cards later, we've amassed piles of DEALS.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2010 | By Phil Willon and Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
The state attorney general's office on Thursday dropped murder charges against a self-described Mafia-hit-man-turned-minister accused of killing a Cabazon Indian tribal leader and two others in 1981. James Hughes, 53, faced murder and conspiracy charges in the shooting deaths of tribal Vice Chairman Fred A. Alvarez, Patricia R. Castro and Ralph A. Boger near Indio. Alvarez had planned to go to authorities with evidence of reputed mobsters skimming casino profits when he was slain.
NEWS
June 19, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two executives at the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians' gambling casino in Indio were accused in a federal grand jury indictment Thursday of laundering thousands of dollars in illegal contributions to six Democratic candidates, including President Clinton and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. In announcing the indictment, U.S. Atty. Nora Manella said there is no evidence that any of the candidates, their staffs or any officials of the tribe were aware of the illegal donations.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1991 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is kind of an odd place to find a guy who builds factory outlet shopping centers. For one thing, there isn't a factory outlet within a 45-minute drive or so. That's because retailers won't allow manufacturers to put an outlet store nearby because they don't want the competition. And because there are so many malls in Orange County, that pretty much rules out outlet stores.
NEWS
February 29, 2000 | DAN MORAIN and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal judge Monday ordered the politically active chief executive of an influential California Indian tribe to stop associating with campaign fund-raisers for five years, after the executive admitted violating federal campaign contribution laws. Mark Nichols, the non-Indian chief executive of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, pleaded guilty in October to three misdemeanor counts of campaign money laundering.
SPORTS
December 3, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Traffic issues, we know them well. After all, who hasn't suffered through a mega-traffic jam in Southern California and had to miss work? Well, not Ralph Lawler . Until Wednesday. Lawler, the Clippers' venerable play-by-play man, was making his usual drive to Staples Center from his home in La Quinta, along with his wife, Jo . He never got to the game against the Spurs, running into a massive tie-up near Cabazon, two accidents causing the closure of Interstate 10 in each direction.
NEWS
May 15, 2000 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a handful of reasons, the notion of an outsider launching a business on an Indian reservation sounds good: cheap land, a tribal government that can speed projects along, minimal environmental restrictions, various tax incentives and federally guaranteed bank loans. So it is with great optimism that the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is developing its Resource Recovery Park, situated on 640 acres of desert north of the Salton Sea, to host various types of recycling businesses.
NEWS
August 16, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was almost 30 years ago now that the mayor of this sun-bleached town decided the stately stucco dinosaurs overlooking Interstate 10--which are to Cabazon what the Arc de Triomphe is to Paris--needed to go. He couldn't have been more wrong. The roadside attractions, a brontosaurus with a gift shop in her belly and a tyrannosaurus with a slide on his tail, are still here, grinning sheepishly across the edge of the Riverside County desert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2009 | David Kelly
For years, Rachel Begley tracked the man suspected of killing her father and two other people in 1981. All three victims were gunned down in an apparent plot to silence them before they blew the whistle on corruption at the Cabazon Indian casino near Indio. The scope of the conspiracy, with tentacles stretching across the nation and around the world, led investigators to dub the slayings the Octopus Murders. Last Saturday, Begley's efforts paid off with the arrest of 52-year-old James Hughes, the director of a Miami-based ministry and self-described former Mafia hit man. Hughes stands accused of murdering Begley's father, Ralph Boger; former Cabazon Vice Chairman Alfred Alvarez; and their friend Patricia Castro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2009 | David Kelly
After more than a month of testimony, the trial of Raymond Lee Oyler ended Thursday with the prosecution describing the Beaumont mechanic as a murderer who set a killer wildfire for his own amusement and to satisfy a lust for power. The defense conceded that Oyler set 11 fires, just not the 2006 Esperanza fire that killed five firefighters. "Those five men were killed by a man who taught himself to use fire as a weapon," said Riverside County Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Hestrin.
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