CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992
The prosecutor in a freeway shooting death said Tuesday that the victim apparently was murdered solely because he made an obscene gesture to some gang members. The first details in the death of 19-year-old Richard Gill came out during a Municipal Court hearing at which one of the three men accused of murder attempted to have his bail reduced. Judge Harvey Hiber refused to lower a $1-million bail for 24-year-old David Soliz, who faces murder charges along with two brothers in the Aug.
April 18, 2000 |
David Soliz knows full well the proud tradition of Rio Mesa baseball. He's been part of it much of his life. That's why it was difficult for the first-year Spartan coach to deal with a string of losses early in the season. Soliz and his brother, Steve, played at Rio Mesa a decade or more ago with the likes of Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dmitri Young and triple-A first baseman Mike Mitchell. Steve, in fact, is in triple-A himself, catching for the Las Vegas Stars in the Pacific Coast League.
June 17, 1990 |
Eric Raba of Camarillo High allowed only one hit and no runs in three innings Saturday to spark the Ventura County All-Stars to a 7-5 victory over West Side of Los Angeles at Ventura College. Raba, who picked up the win, pitched the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Troy Dunlap of Culver City was the only batter to reach base against Raba, singling in the sixth. "I felt good," said Raba, who was 5-4 with a 3.16 earned-run average during the season.
June 10, 1990 |
Mike Lieberthal forfeited his chance to play for the South team in the Ventura County All-Star baseball game the moment he signed a Philadelphia Phillies contract last week. Lieberthal helped lead Westlake High to a 28-2 record this season and Coach Rich Herrera had hoped the catcher would be in the lineup when the all-star game begins today at 1 p.m. at Ventura College. Herrera, who is co-coach of the South along with Agoura's Gary Gray, is understanding, however.
March 2, 1990
Rio Mesa COACH: Rich Duran, 4th year LAST SEASON: 14-10-1; 2nd place in league at 10-3-1 PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rio Mesa lost key players from last year's team that lost to Santa Maria, 6-0, in the first round of the 4-A Division playoffs. Gone are pitcher John Rust (9-2, 2.52 earned-run average), who is playing for UC Irvine, and All-Southern Section second baseman David Frazier (.457). But Rio Mesa still has its best player, Dmitri Young, and three other returning starters. Young hit .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1992
Two men accused in the shooting of a motorist on Interstate 805 nearly two years ago pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of murder. Edward Estrada, 18, and David Soliz, 24, were indicted by the county grand jury last Thursday. They are accused of killing 19-year-old Richard Gill on Aug. 26, 1990. Gill had just entered southbound I-805 near California 94 when his pickup truck was hit by two shotgun blasts.