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August 10, 1997 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the heated, often polarized world of ethnic politics, Gil and Susie Flores stand out as low-key, conciliatory and quietly determined advocates of civil rights. Third-generation Americans who choose to live in a densely populated, low-income neighborhood of immigrants, they have more than 40 years of community activism between them, many of those years spent volunteering for the League of United Latin American Citizens.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1997 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the heated, often polarized world of ethnic politics, Gil and Susie Flores stand out as low-key, conciliatory and quietly determined advocates of civil rights. Third-generation Americans who choose to live in a densely populated, low-income neighborhood of immigrants, they have more than 40 years of community activism between them, many of those years spent volunteering for the League of United Latin American Citizens.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 31-year-old Oxnard man whose body was found in the Santa Monica Mountains near Point Mugu had been strangled, coroner's officials confirmed Sunday. Gabriel Gil Flores, an unemployed electrician, had been dead for about two days when his body was found about 6 p.m. Friday near Pacific View and Deer Creek roads, according to Ventura County sheriff's officials. Homicide detectives said they have no strong leads but believe that Flores was killed elsewhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1998 | DAVID REYES
Mario Obledo, president of the California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, and the state director of the League of United Latin-American Citizens (LULAC) on Monday launched a boycott against Taco Bell for using a Chihuahua in its commercials. Obledo and others picketed the firm's corporate headquarters in Irvine. "This is Day One," said Gil Flores, state president for LULAC, one of the largest Latino civil-rights groups in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating three men being sought for allegedly violating their probation. An arrest warrant was issued in each case. Gilbert "Gil" Flores, 41, allegedly violated the terms of his probation on forgery convictions. His last known address was in the 200 block of Fraser Lane in Ventura, and he most recently worked as a construction laborer. Flores is Latino, 5 feet 8, 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
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July 31, 1986 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
The widow of the slain newspaper publisher raised her fist in the air and vowed: "This newspaper will continue to print the truth. No one can kill that." The writers and workers at the frontier tabloid, El Popular, looked on impassively. The same phrase had been uttered by the widow and others at the paper again and again since gunmen shot and killed the publisher, Ernesto Flores, and his star columnist, Norma Moreno, earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997
USC law professor Erwin Chemerinsky accurately described the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' action against Prop. 209 as "a slap in the face of Judge [Thelton] Henderson" (Commentary, April 10). I cannot think of a more appropriate response to the jurist who so easily slapped the collective faces of California's voters. Maybe my children won't have to experience the unpleasant discrimination of affirmative action as their parents did. CLARK W. BAKER Los Angeles In his April 9 commentary, Ward Connerly declared, "Anyone with a sense of history and an appreciation of the principles of American democracy must know that a system of policies that grants preferences to some citizens at the sacrifice of others cannot long endure."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1998 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County group that paid for a billboard near the Arizona border proclaiming California as the "Illegal Immigration State" is vowing to display the controversial message in another location. The billboard was taken down Tuesday, but the Orange County-based Coalition for Immigration Reform says it will display the message again, perhaps in another form.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1998 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leader of a coalition of 50 Latino groups on Monday called for a boycott against Taco Bell and Jack in the Box for what he sees as ethnically offensive television commercials that use a Chihuahua that speaks Spanish. "To equate a dog with an entire ethnic population is outrageous, despicable, demeaning and degrading," said Mario Obledo, president of the Sacramento-based California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and former state secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.
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June 5, 1998 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in predominantly Latino precincts in Orange County overwhelmingly opposed Proposition 227, the anti-bilingual education initiative, according to a computer-assisted analysis of the vote by The Times. The proposition failed in two dozen precincts where Latinos accounted for at least half of the registered voters, primarily in Santa Ana. In several precincts, the "no" vote in Tuesday's primary election topped 70%.
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