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July 19, 2012 |
A San Diego jury convicted a young woman on kidnapping charges Thursday for her "femme fatale" role in a Mexican gang that targeted wealthy businessmen for large ransoms. Nancy Mendoza Moreno, 24, an aspiring flight attendant, was found guilty of luring two men to a gang of kidnappers who preyed on San Diego suburbs from 2004 to 2007. Mendoza was acquitted of a third kidnapping charge. She faces a possible life prison term at her sentencing hearing in August. Portrayed as a party girl with a taste for pricey liquor and gangster boyfriends, Mendoza was found guilty of enticing Eduardo Gonzalez Tostado, 37, to a rendezvous at a house in Chula Vista, where masked gunmen held him captive for eight days.
March 23, 1993 |
Former Defense Secretary Clark M. Clifford underwent successful bypass surgery Monday for heart problems that have delayed his court trials in an international bank scandal. A Washington Hospital Center spokeswoman said surgery to bypass four arteries lasted more than three hours, and she reported immediately after the operation that "he's doing fine." Clifford's cardiac surgeon, Dr. Jorge Garcia, later said: "It went very smoothly. We did not have any complications.
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August 14, 2003 |
Gov. Gray Davis has announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the slaying of an Oxnard man last year. Steven Lemos, 25, was killed Oct. 10 as he tried to prevent an intruder from entering his home. Lemos' fiancee opened their door at Del Ciervo Apartments on North H Street and was confronted by the killer. Lemos, a fast-food worker, was shot as he ran to try to close the door. He died from a 9-millimeter gunshot wound to the abdomen.
May 29, 1987
Jorge (Rocky) Garcia of Placentia knocked out Cesar Zepeda of Los Angeles midway through the second round of a scheduled 10-round junior lightweight bout Thursday night at the Irvine Marriot. After flooring Zepeda with a right hand to the nose, Garcia immediately landed a right-left combination that sent Zepeda to the canvas a second time. Zepeda was counted out by referee Dr. James Jen-Kin at 1:50 of the round.
December 25, 1986
The FBI in San Francisco said agents have arrested two fugitives, one of them a Hell's Angels leader on the agency's 10 Most Wanted list for ordering the beating of a Santa Cruz businessman. The other was picked up on a murder warrant from Houston, Tex. FBI spokeswoman Ellen Knowlton said Fillmore Raymond Cross Jr., 44, former president of the San Jose Chapter of the motorcycle club, surrendered after several weeks of negotiations between his lawyer and a Santa Cruz County prosecutor.
September 4, 1999 |
Mexican court officials have brought formal charges against six people accused in the slaying of television personality Francisco "Paco" Stanley, including the victim's close friend and comic sidekick. Judge Rafael Guerrero of Mexico City's 55th District criminal court late Thursday ordered the six to remain in jail pending trial, deputy criminal prosecutor Hugo Vera told Formula radio station Friday.
April 21, 1986 |
The Forum boxing bantamweight tournament semifinals will match Kenny Mitchell (15-5-2) and Hawaii's Jesus Salud (19-0) in the main event tonight. Mitchell, 25, is ranked 30th by the World Boxing Council. Salud, 22, is ranked second by the U.S. Boxing Assn. as a bantamweight, and 12th by the WBC as a super-bantamweight. Mitchell, making his third tournament appearance, has won his first two fights by knockout. Salud is coming off a 10-round knockout of Mike Phelps.
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March 23, 1995 |
An Oxnard man was sitting in his car in a parking lot on Vineyard Avenue counting his money when he was arrested Tuesday night for selling cocaine and heroin to an undercover officer, authorities said. The arrests of 37-year-old Eduardo Camariyo and five other Oxnard residents culminated a three-month investigation into a wholesale narcotics ring. A confidential informant tipped police to the ring, which acted as a drug delivery service.
December 8, 1990
Armando Orizaba scored two goals to lead Katella High School to a 5-2 victory over Laguna Hills, the No. 1-ranked team in Division 2-A, in a nonleague boys' soccer game Friday at Laguna Hills. Mike Rubio, Jesse Santivanez and Jorge Garcia also scored for Katella (4-1), ranked fifth in 2-A. Juan Strutton scored twice for Laguna Hills (1-1). In nonleague boys' soccer: Villa Park 2, Fullerton 0--David Szekeres and Eric Peterson scored in the first half for host Villa Park (3-0).
March 19, 2012
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