June 18, 2013 |
Things are looking up for tourism in Mazatlan, Mexico . The Pacific Coast resort , with 20-plus miles of beaches and dozens of high-end resorts, has long been a favorite with American tourists. Mexico's ongoing drug war, however, caused concern on both sides of the border. But recent infrastructure changes, coupled with an overhaul of Mazatlan's police force, have quieted fears. Now the Mexican Riviera city has just had its best spring season ever and is poised to have a record-breaking summer season, according to tourism bureau statistics.
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October 31, 1988
A Mexican woman attempting to scurry across a San Diego freeway early Sunday morning was struck by a car and killed. Justa Nunez, 52, of Durango, Mexico, died of massive injuries after she was struck on Interstate 805 north of San Ysidro Boulevard, authorities said. Nunez was following her daughter, grandson and another unidentified man across the freeway in the darkness at about 4 a.m. when she was hit by a car that then fled the scene, police said.
August 23, 1992 |
Rafael Ruelas, signed to fight in October against former lightweight champion Jorge Paez of Mexico, will tune up Tuesday night at the Country Club in Reseda against Benny Dominguez in a scheduled 10-round bout. Also, Gabriel Ruelas, the World Boxing Council's top-ranked super featherweight contender who might fight champion Azumah Nelson of Ghana late this year, will fight Ismael Diaz in a scheduled 10-round bout.
July 28, 1987
Mike White, a 7-foot, 279-pounder, won a unanimous 10-round decision over California heavyweight champion Dee Collier in their main event at the Irvine Marriott Hotel Monday night. White, 29, has a 19-6-1 record with 13 knockouts. Collier, 28, fell to 10-7-0 with five knockouts. His title was not at stake in the fight. White piled up points with combinations and jabs. He won by scores of 99-92, 98-92 and 98-94 on the judges' scorecards.
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July 18, 1987
The 18-year-old driver of a van filled with illegal aliens that crashed, killing an infant, Thursday was sentenced to prison for six years. Raul Holguin Garcia of Durango, Mexico, also received a $200 fine from San Diego Superior Court Judge Wayne Peterson, who denied probation. Peterson said Garcia disregarded the safety of his passengers when he tried to elude capture by the U.S. Border Patrol which chased him on state Route 117 on April 28.