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September 23, 1998 | CARY CARDWELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frank Mull, a top country music promoter in the 1970s, was traveling with Merle Haggard while the singer played some south Texas dates three weeks ago when they heard that Johnny Rodriguez had been charged with murder. "Merle was almost in tears about it," Mull said of the arrest of the dreamy-eyed singer and songwriter who became the first Latino to break into country's galaxy of stars with a string of hits beginning in 1972.
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September 23, 1998 | CARY CARDWELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frank Mull, a top country music promoter in the 1970s, was traveling with Merle Haggard while the singer played some south Texas dates three weeks ago when they heard that Johnny Rodriguez had been charged with murder. "Merle was almost in tears about it," Mull said of the arrest of the dreamy-eyed singer and songwriter who became the first Latino to break into country's galaxy of stars with a string of hits beginning in 1972.
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August 10, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"La Bamba" sound-track artists, Los Lobos, last week became the latest group to sign up for an Aug. 16 benefit concert for the victims of the Saragosa, Tex., tornado. The concert is being organized by Waylon Jennings and Tony Joe White at nearby Manor, the site of Willie Nelson's Farm Aid II in 1986. Money raised during the concert will be distributed directly to surviving victims in Saragosa. Thirty people were killed in the storm that virtually wiped out the tiny West Texas community in May.
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August 30, 1998 | From Associated Press
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.
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August 30, 1998 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 7, 2004 | By a Times Staff Writer
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.
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.
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November 5, 2006 | Robert Mayson
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.
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April 8, 1991 | DON HECKMAN
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.
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March 4, 2004
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August 10, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"La Bamba" sound-track artists, Los Lobos, last week became the latest group to sign up for an Aug. 16 benefit concert for the victims of the Saragosa, Tex., tornado. The concert is being organized by Waylon Jennings and Tony Joe White at nearby Manor, the site of Willie Nelson's Farm Aid II in 1986. Money raised during the concert will be distributed directly to surviving victims in Saragosa. Thirty people were killed in the storm that virtually wiped out the tiny West Texas community in May.
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November 9, 2001 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 20, 1985 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
Compared to the veteran husband-wife duo of Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, so-called "new traditionalists" of country like Ricky Skaggs and the Judds seem more like musical revolutionaries. In a performance before about 50 people Monday at the Crazy Horse Steak House in Santa Ana, this gen-u-wyne Old-Timey pair came across as the Ma and Pa Kettle of country. Next to the Maphises, Bartles & Jaymes seem like hipsters.
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