March 16, 1999 |
The family of a Dinuba man who was shot to death during a police raid has been awarded $12.5 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit. The civil lawsuit was filed against the city of Dinuba and the officers after Ramon Gallardo Sr. was shot 15 times during a raid at his home on July 11, 1997. A federal jury awarded $5 million to Gallardo's estate and $5 million to his wife, Carmen, who was in the bedroom with her husband during the raid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2007 |
Louis Flores Ruiz, who transformed a tiny family business that sold homemade enchiladas into the largest manufacturer of frozen Mexican food in the U.S., has died. He was 88. Ruiz, who had been in failing health for the last three years, died Sunday at his home in Dinuba, Calif., his family announced. The massive growth of Ruiz Foods -- founded in 1964 in the San Joaquin Valley -- reflected the rise of the Latino population in the U.S. and the country's growing appetite for ethnic food.