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August 17, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
As a boy growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Jair De Jesus Garcia was drawn to the fine arts, tastes his mother took every opportunity to nurture. Maria Luisa Avneri regularly would take the boy, her youngest, and his three siblings on trips to museums, plays, concerts and other performances. One of her lasting memories was looking over at 10-year-old Jair in a darkened theater, his face aglow as he took in his first opera, "Madame Butterfly." When it came to his own artistic endeavors, Jair was more fickle, she said, recalling the procession of rented instruments: a piano, trumpet and saxophone.
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August 17, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
As a boy growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Jair De Jesus Garcia was drawn to the fine arts, tastes his mother took every opportunity to nurture. Maria Luisa Avneri regularly would take the boy, her youngest, and his three siblings on trips to museums, plays, concerts and other performances. One of her lasting memories was looking over at 10-year-old Jair in a darkened theater, his face aglow as he took in his first opera, "Madame Butterfly." When it came to his own artistic endeavors, Jair was more fickle, she said, recalling the procession of rented instruments: a piano, trumpet and saxophone.
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June 20, 1992 | GARY GORMAN
An Oxnard man accused of fatally stabbing his father in May pleaded not guilty to murder charges Friday in Ventura County Superior Court. Jesus G. Garcia Jr., 31, is accused of the May 25 slaying of Jesus G. Garcia Sr., 49, at the family home on Birch Street. The victim was found lying in the driveway with a knife wound in his abdomen. Investigators said the son admitted the stabbing but did not explain his motive. Judge Lawrence Storch scheduled trial for Sept. 8.
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January 20, 1987
A 22-year-old man was shot in the neck by a robber after he refused to give up his money, police said. Jesus Garcia Torres of Costa Mesa was standing outside a friend's catering truck at 739 West 19th St. at 2:15 a.m. Monday when a man with a small handgun came up to him and asked for money, police said. When Torres refused, the man shot him in the neck, police said. Torres was listed in good condition Monday at Costa Mesa Medical Center Hospital, police said.
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September 14, 1993
Los Angeles police suspect a possible soured drug deal led to an early morning shooting in a Chatsworth alley that left a 19-year-old man dead on Monday. Jesus Garcia died at 5:20 a.m.--about an hour after he was shot once in the chest in an alley behind an apartment building in the 8800 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, said Detective Tony Foti of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division. "Indications are this was a possible drug deal that went south," Foti said.
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August 11, 1990
The California Department of Transportation will post security guards to reduce crime and vandalism in abandoned houses along the path of the Interstate 15 expansion, the department announced Friday. Guards will patrol the section of City Heights that parallels 40th Street, which has become a notorious high-crime area in recent months, said Jesus Garcia, Caltrans' district director. Caltrans has purchased many of the homes in the area, and plans to eventually build a 2.
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July 21, 1992 | GARY GORMAN
As a Ventura County judge appointed a psychiatrist to determine whether Jesus Garcia Jr. is fit to stand trial for murder, the defendant kept interrupting. "May I ask a question? How much time am I facing?" asked Garcia of Oxnard, who is accused of murdering his father May 25. "You have not been convicted of anything," Superior Court Judge Lawrence Storch pointed out. "I've been here three months," Garcia said, exaggerating somewhat. "How long is it going to take?
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September 2, 1992 | GARY GORMAN
An Oxnard man accused of murdering his father is competent to stand trial, a Ventura County judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Storch said the trial of Jesus Garcia Jr., 31, will begin Monday as scheduled. Garcia is accused of first-degree murder in the stabbing of his father, Jesus Garcia Sr., 49, whose body was found May 25 outside the Birch Street house where both men lived.
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November 12, 1998
Three men and a woman were arrested Wednesday shortly after medical supplies were taken from a supermarket, authorities said. The suspects were identified as Jesus Garcia, 27; Martin Amarillas, 32; Santiago Aguirre, 25; and Elizabeth Margarita, 38, all of Los Angeles, according to Lt. Dan Castillo of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Santa Clarita station. About 10:30 a.m.
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February 1, 1990
A U.S. Border Patrol chase of a suspected smuggler of illegal aliens ended in a crash Wednesday evening that injured eight people. Jesus Garcia Vargas, 17, was arrested on smuggling charges, Border Patrol spokesman Ted Swofford said. Swofford said that three pickup trucks drove across the border through a hole in a fence about half a mile west of the port of entry. Two of the trucks returned to Mexico, but the 1974 pickup going about 55 m.p.h.
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July 21, 1990
Caltrans has reduced by 2% the amount of water it uses on highway landscaping since 1986, despite expanding its landscaping acreage, Caltrans officials said. California Department of Transportation officials discussed their water conservation measures in San Diego County Friday at a press conference along Interstate 5 in Oceanside. Two road signs also were unveiled to indicate the state agency's use of reclaimed water near the intersection of Cassidy and Soto streets.
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