August 30, 1998 |
Country singer Johnny Rodriguez was charged with murder in the shooting death at his home early Saturday of an acquaintance he mistook for a burglar, his lawyer said. He was being held Saturday night in the county jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. Rodriguez, 47, is charged in the shooting death of Israel Borrego, 26, an unemployed laborer he met a few months ago. Borrego died at a hospital after being shot once in the abdomen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2004 |
Authorities Tuesday asked the public's help in finding relatives of a man who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. Johnny Rodriguez, 41, who was homeless and went by the names Rico and Rocket, was struck in the 2700 block of West 1st Street in Santa Ana on Saturday, police said. He died Sunday at UCI Medical Center in Orange. Rodriguez may have a girlfriend named Susan and a young daughter named Jocelyn in the area, officials said. Police are still searching for the driver.
November 5, 2006 |
It was a wild night at Perris Auto Speedway for the finale of the 11th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals. With preliminary main event winners Mike Spencer of Temecula and Tony Jones of Norco -- along with 10 other drivers -- already locked into the $30,000-to-win 40-lap championship race, the balance of the 70-car field was left to battle for the remaining 12 positions for the championship event to be held later Saturday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1986
Two men were killed early Saturday when their speeding pickup truck crashed into the back of a parked flatbed truck on North Mollison Avenue, police reported. The dead men were identified by the San Diego Coroner's office as Robin Patrick Monohan, 28, of the 900 block of Anza Street, who was the driver, and Johnny Rodriguez, 33, an El Cajon resident whose latest address was unknown. Both men worked at Chem-tronics Inc. in El Cajon, police said.
November 9, 2001 |
In the 51 years Carson and Banning have played each other in football, one thing has never changed--no win comes easy. Thursday's game continued that tradition, as the Colts had to grind out a 16-13 victory over their longtime rivals before an estimated 7,000 at El Camino College. Although Carson never trailed, victory wasn't assured until Howard Broomfield blocked a 42-yard field-goal attempt by Banning's Francisco Amezcua with 21 seconds to play.
April 8, 1991 |
Tito Puente has achieved his near-legendary status as "El Rey" of Latin music by carefully balancing creative energies with entertaining presentations. His performance at the Norris Theatre in Palos Verdes Friday night illustrated how much music--complete with often provocative jazz soloing--he can squeeze into a framework of danceable Latin rhythms, happy vocals and easy patter.