CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2010 |
The sentencing of six Florencia 13 gang members to life in prison appears to bring to a close a prolonged and terrifying spate of violence in the Florence-Firestone district allegedly brought on by orders from a prison gang member in solitary confinement 700 miles away. Beginning in 2004, the unincorporated Los Angeles County area north of Watts was the site of one of the region's worst gang sieges since the early 1990s, evolving into what some residents felt was a race war. The violence left dozens of people dead, including many with no gang affiliation, and required enormous county resources to combat.
June 2, 2004 |
Tony Saca, a sportscaster and business prodigy, was sworn in as El Salvador's president, but the main opposition party boycotted the inauguration, demanding that the country pull its troops out of Iraq. The new president has promised to continue the policies of departing President Francisco Flores, who built one of the most pro-U.S. administrations in the hemisphere.
August 8, 1986 |
Raider Coach Tom Flores said Thursday that quarterback Marc Wilson will start Sunday's exhibition game against the 49ers at San Francisco. Flores, however, would not say how much playing time Wilson, Jim Plunkett or Rusty Hilger will receive. "I have basically decided what we're going to do, but I haven't had a chance to tell them (the quarterbacks)," Flores said. "I may release that information tomorrow."
December 29, 1988 |
A prison security chief and six guards have been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes from inmates to smuggle in guns used during a prison uprising that left 25 dead, a state official said Wednesday. Hector Ramon Martinez Roman was arrested when officials went to his home and found him packing a suitcase, Nayarit state spokesman Francisco Flores said. Flores said officials believe the Venustiano Carranza penitentiary security chief accepted about $4,300 from inmates to smuggle the guns.
April 9, 1991
First baseman Robert Fowble hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to propel Granada Hills High to an 8-7 victory over Kennedy in a semifinal game of the Holt-Willis Tournament at Kennedy on Monday. Granada Hills (9-5-1) will face Poly (14-1) in the tournament final at Birmingham High at 1:30 p.m. today. Behind the six-hit pitching of right-hander Raul Torres, Poly defeated Chatsworth, 9-1, at Birmingham in the other semifinal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1988
A Pasadena man and his mother-in-law were killed early Friday when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his pickup truck on an interstate highway in in Tucson, the Arizona Department of Safety said. The truck, carrying five adults and two children, went off Interstate 10, rolled and burst into flames, authorities said. Killed in the accident were Francisco Flores, 50, and Blanca Hernandez, 60, who was also riding in the cab, Officer Julie Gresly said.