CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2008 |
Dubbed one of Los Angeles most prolific taggers, Gustavo Romero was sentenced Monday to a year in jail for etching his "Guser" moniker on dozens of Metro buses. Romero, 23, of South Los Angeles, caused at least $108,000 in damage to property over a two-year period. He pleaded guilty to 49 felony charges. Prosecutors said they did not agree to the sentence, imposed by a judge. Prosecutors had asked for prison time, up to 35 years' worth. Because of jail overcrowding, it is likely Romero will be out within months, but he could face prison if he violates the law again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2008 |
A 23-year-old man accused of tagging his graffiti moniker on dozens of Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses was charged Friday with 49 counts of felony vandalism and three misdemeanor counts of possession of tools to commit vandalism. Gustavo Romero, a South Los Angeles resident whom authorities say uses the moniker "Guser," pleaded not guilty to the charges. He remains in custody in lieu of $980,000 bail, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
July 3, 1999 |
Revelations, in the form of discovered works as well as excellent playing,came at the beginning and end of the opening performance of Gustavo Romero's six-recital Chopin series. First there were the unfamiliar delights of the Rondo, Opus 1, and the Rondo ("A la Mazur"), Opus 5, then in two encores, a Polonaise in B-flat written when the composer was 7 years old and another early piece, the Nocturne in E, a product of the teenage Chopin.
November 20, 1989 |
Turnabout may be fair play, but it's hardly a commendable programming device. In a season-opening concert Friday night, the International Orchestra used role reversal to questionable musical ends, although it packed Sherwood Auditorium. Pianist Gustavo Romero, no longer the native son prodigy but a musician of international stature, returned to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, a feat he accomplished with customary insight and authority.
November 11, 1987 |
Few indeed are the months without the seemingly obligatory local performance by pianist Gustavo Romero. The 22-year-old virtuoso at New York City's Juilliard School has probably logged at least a semester's worth of flight time jetting to San Diego to satisfy the relentless demands of his hometown fans. He returned to La Jolla's Sherwood Auditorium on Monday evening to play Chopin's Second Piano Concerto with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra.
November 19, 1986 |
Monday night's rainstorm proved no obstacle to the loyal followers of Gustavo Romero. Not a seat was empty in La Jolla's Sherwood Hall when San Diego's favorite piano prodigy appeared with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra in Mozart's D Minor Piano Concerto, K. 466.