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July 17, 1987 | Associated Press
Refugio Rojas, 129 1/2, of Durango, Mexico, won the California junior-lightweight title Thursday night by stopping champion Ramon Marchena, 128 1/2, of Sacramento at 1:08 of the sixth round. Rojas improved his record to 50-10 with 36 knockouts. Marchena is 31-6 with 24 knockouts.
June 6, 2000
Tandycrafts Inc. announced that it has stopped production at its Pinnacle Art & Frame manufacturing and distribution facility in Van Nuys. Manufacturing will be shifted to the company's new plant in Durango, Mexico, and distribution operations will be handled at the company's Fort Worth, Texas, corporate headquarters. Tandycrafts produces and markets a variety of specialty home and office products, including frames, wall decor, furnishings and gifts.
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 | RICH TOSCHES
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.
March 27, 1994
I hope Rodney Grant is a better actor than he is a film historian. His comments regarding John Wayne and how he treated the Indians in the films he made in Durango, Mexico, are completely baseless (Film Clips, Feb. 27). Grant says that the reason John Wayne made his films in Durango was apparently so that he could treat the Indians badly. Get the facts straight, pal. John Wayne made fewer than 10 pictures in Durango. Of those films, only four featured any character that was an Indian, and, with one exception, they were not shot by Wayne!
September 16, 2011 | Hector Tobar
I've never been one for eating food off the street. But this week, in pursuit of journalistic truth, I purchased a tamale — or tamal, in Spanish — from a street vendor pushing a shopping cart in South Los Angeles. You can sell food on the street legally, with a series of business and health permits, but these days, L.A. County is taking the move to regulate food vending a step further by issuing letter grades to food trucks. Now, even hot dog, fruit and tamale vendors are getting grades.
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.
January 23, 1997
Guadalupe Rayos Moreno, a resident of Ventura County for 77 years, died Monday at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. She was 84. Moreno was born in Durango, Mexico, on Dec. 12, 1912, and came to the United States as a child. She lived in Saticoy and was a retiree from Oxnard Frozen Foods and a member of the Teamsters Union for 25 years. Moreno had 20 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
January 6, 1998
Frances Gutierrez, who worked at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Port Hueneme for 37 years, died in her Santa Barbara home Saturday. She was 81. Gutierrez was born Sept. 17, 1916, in Durango, Mexico. She was an infant when her family moved to the United States, where her father was a railroad worker. The family followed his work and traveled to New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada before settling in Santa Barbara.
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