CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2008 |
A jury Tuesday voted for the death penalty for an Azusa gang member who took part in a crime wave that rocked the tranquil San Gabriel Valley city in the early part of the decade. Ralph "Swifty" Flores, 26, sat stoically as a clerk read the verdict in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Flores -- who had grown a mustache over the gang tattoo "Azusa 13" inked below his nose -- was convicted last year of killing four people.
November 17, 1991 |
Orange County teams enjoyed a banner day at the Southern Section Cross-Country preliminaries at Mt. San Antonio College on Saturday. Twelve boys' teams and 15 girls', along with several individuals, qualified for Saturday's Southern Section finals. In boys' Division I-AA, Saddleback placed second in its heat, defeating favored Santa Ana Valley by 16 points and finishing three points shy of Hoover.
October 13, 2005 |
"THE MARCH," E.L. Doctorow's fictional Civil War saga of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating scorched-earth campaign against the Confederate South, was chosen Wednesday as a finalist for the National Book Awards , along with Joan Didion's memoir of her grief following her husband's death, "The Year of Magical Thinking." American poets W.S. Merwin and John Ashbery, both 78, were also finalists. Merwin was nominated for "Migration" and Ashbery for the collection "Where Shall I Wander."
November 2, 1990 |
The moment she crossed the finish line Thursday afternoon, Katy Eklof was elated. The Costa Mesa High School junior had won the Pacific Coast League girls' cross-country title at O'Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon, upsetting teammate Denisha Bendz in course-record time. Then came the bad news. Eklof's team, which entered the league final with a 5-0 league dual-meet record, lost the title to Laguna Hills, which placed five runners in the top 25 to win with 49 points.