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May 14, 1998 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Torres, who has been the pianist, musical director and chief arranger in conga drummer Poncho Sanchez's superb Latin jazz band for a decade, fell in love with harmony as a youth. When most kids were taking apart (and maybe putting back together) watches or radios, the Whittier-born Torres was listening intently to the inner parts of arrangements of marches such as "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "Washington Post."
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May 14, 1998 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Torres, who has been the pianist, musical director and chief arranger in conga drummer Poncho Sanchez's superb Latin jazz band for a decade, fell in love with harmony as a youth. When most kids were taking apart (and maybe putting back together) watches or radios, the Whittier-born Torres was listening intently to the inner parts of arrangements of marches such as "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "Washington Post."
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May 11, 1990 | MAURA DOLAN and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced Thursday the first federal felony indictment under an environmental law in a case involving the smuggling of toxic wastes from Los Angeles and Orange counties into Mexico. Citing growing trafficking of hazardous garbage from California across the border, the officials also announced the creation of a new multi-agency task force intended to remove jurisdictional problems that have hampered such smuggling investigations in the past.
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May 11, 1990 | MAURA DOLAN and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced Thursday the first federal felony indictment under an environmental law in a case involving the smuggling of toxic wastes from Los Angeles and Orange counties into Mexico. Citing growing trafficking of hazardous garbage from California across the border, the officials also announced the creation of a new multi-agency task force intended to remove jurisdictional problems that have hampered such smuggling investigations in the past.
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May 11, 1990 | MAURA DOLAN and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
Federal, state and Los Angeles County law enforcement officials announced Thursday the first federal felony indictment under an environmental law in a case involving the smuggling of toxic wastes from California into Mexico. Citing growing trafficking of hazardous garbage from California across the border, the officials also announced the creation of a new multi-agency task force intended to remove jurisdictional problems that have hampered such smuggling investigations in the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1997
There's good news and bad news in Gov. Pete Wilson's State of the State address and his proposed budget (Jan. 10). The bad news: Welfare families could be encouraged to put "unaffordable" children up for adoption and corporations would receive another tax cut. The good news: California's schoolchildren wouldn't have to read about Dickensian England; they'd be living it. To paraphrase Dickens: It was the best of times (for a few), and the worst of times (for the rest of us). DAVID TORRES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1995
An Eagle Rock man prosecuted under a new chronic spouse abusers law will spend the next 545 days in jail, the city attorney's office said Friday. David Torres, 25, pleaded no contest Thursday to three counts of spousal battery and was sentenced by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Abraham Kahn. Torres is the third defendant in less than a month to receive a substantial jail term under the Spousal Abuser Prosecution Project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1990
Two men standing nearly toe to toe in downtown Los Angeles shot and stabbed each other about 6 p.m. Tuesday in a parking lot across from City Hall, leaving both assailants hospitalized in critical condition, police said. "It was sort of like the Old West," said Sgt. David Torres. The two unidentified men started arguing at 1st and Main streets, and one pulled a gun and the other a knife, Torres said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1998 | Associated Press
A 29-year-old prisoner from Orange County was killed and two other inmates were wounded Wednesday when guards at High Desert State Prison in Susanville fired to break up a fight, prison officials said. Lt. Paul Edwards identified the dead prisoner as David Torres, who was serving an 11-year sentence for robbery. The incident began Wednesday morning when 10 Asian American inmates attacked eight Latino prisoners, officials said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2001
Two men were killed and another was wounded in two Highland Park shootings Sunday that may have been related, authorities said. Officers responded to the first incident at 2:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Fayette Street, where two men were found shot, said Los Angeles Police Det. David Torres. Edmundo Mendoza, 44, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he died at 3:07 a.m.
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May 11, 1990 | MAURA DOLAN and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
Federal, state and Los Angeles County law enforcement officials announced Thursday the first federal felony indictment under an environmental law in a case involving the smuggling of toxic wastes from California into Mexico. Citing growing trafficking of hazardous garbage from California across the border, the officials also announced the creation of a new multi-agency task force intended to remove jurisdictional problems that have hampered such smuggling investigations in the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1997
Jesse Jackson just doesn't get it (Column left, April 13). Nearly 5 million Californians voted in favor of Prop. 209, which outlaws discrimination and abolishes racial and gender preferences by government entities in this state. While it does not eliminate affirmative action, it prohibits forms of it that cross the line to overt discrimination or favoritism. An example is the recent practice of the University of California awarding bonus points to applicants from certain racial and ethnic groups but not others.
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May 10, 1990 | From Times wire services
A Garden Grove laminating firm and two toxic waste haulers have been indicted for smuggling hazardous materials across the border and dumping them in Mexico in the first such federal prosecution, authorities announced today. The indictments were the result of a law enforcement crackdown on the disposal of toxic waste by businesses in California that have been clandestinely shipping them to Mexico in the wake of stricter U.S. environmental regulations and the high cost of lawful toxic disposal.
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