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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.
January 7, 2001 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, Jocelyn Y. Stewart is a Times staff writer whose last piece for the magazine was on Endesha Ida Mae Holland
Imagine living in a community that is best known for its failures. Your home is synonymous for things gone wrong. People who have never spent any appreciable time in the community actually believe they know the place, but what they really know are its problems, abiding questions and perhaps a tally of its tragedies.
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.
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.
August 12, 1997
Thousand Oaks resident Martha T. Zuniga, who opened Lupe's Mexican Restaurant in 1947, died Saturday. She was 87. Zuniga was born March 27, 1910, in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Her family moved to California when she was an infant, settling in Los Angeles County. In the 1930s, the family moved to Ventura County. In 1947, Zuniga went into business, opening what was then called Lupe's Cafe, a small Mexican restaurant on Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
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