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March 2, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each summer over the past decade, Jorge Vargas has donned a white apron and surgical mask to rummage through the uncatalogued national archives of Mexico on a hunt for historical treasures. Blowing the dust from long-forgotten volumes--whose pages might crumble from a careless touch--the University of San Diego law professor plays sleuth in tracking down nuggets of information about California in its days as a Spanish settlement and then as a Mexican territory.
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March 2, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each summer over the past decade, Jorge Vargas has donned a white apron and surgical mask to rummage through the uncatalogued national archives of Mexico on a hunt for historical treasures. Blowing the dust from long-forgotten volumes--whose pages might crumble from a careless touch--the University of San Diego law professor plays sleuth in tracking down nuggets of information about California in its days as a Spanish settlement and then as a Mexican territory.
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October 15, 1995 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three have been fired and 10 have quit. Nine have been promoted. Two have killed suspects while on duty. And one stands accused of falsifying evidence in a murder case. For most of the 44 Los Angeles Police Department officers labeled "problem officers" in the landmark 1991 Christopher Commission report, the past four years have been tumultuous. The commission said its intention was to illustrate, not define, what it called "the problem of excessive force in the LAPD."
SPORTS
November 22, 1991 | From Associated Press
Two jockeys were injured in a spill during the running of the seventh race Thursday night at the Meadowlands. The accident occurred shortly after the start of the mile and 70-yard race when Highly Tuned, ridden by Aaron Gryder, and Bingo Dancer, with jockey Jorge Vargas, clipped heels and fell. Both riders were taken by ambulance to Hackensack Medical Center for evaluation. Highly Tuned was destroyed, but Bingo Dancer was not seriously injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1994
The Los Angeles City Council agreed this week to pay $730,000 to settle three lawsuits involving the LAPD, including $348,000 to the parents of a burglary suspect who died fleeing from police. According to police, Jorge Vargas died Dec. 9, 1990, in Lincoln Heights after his head struck the curb when an officer tackled him. But Vargas' parents said that he died from a blow to the head with a flashlight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1997
Re "U.S., Mexico Argue Over Accused Killer," Sept. 18: Mexico is sending a clear message to the U.S.: Promise us no death penalty for David "Spooky" Alvarez; if you don't promise us, then we will release this [alleged] killer. How much more stupid and sick can Mexico get by threatening the citizens of Mexico and the U.S. by releasing an accused multiple killer. This attitude helps explain why Mexico is so corrupt and hundreds of thousands of Mexicans risk their lives yearly to sneak into America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1995
Jesus Flores Vargas, a longtime Oxnard resident, has died following a brief illness. He was 42. Vargas, who died Saturday at St. John's Regional Medical Center, was an employee of Burns Security Co. During leisure hours, Vargas enjoyed dancing, soccer and boxing, according to family members. Vargas, who was born in Tlaquitenango, Morelos, Mexico, is survived by his wife, Socorro Valencia Vargas; daughter Jackie Vargas; mother Maria Elena Fusilier; a sister, Sandra L.
NEWS
April 30, 1995 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
An El Centro man accused of practicing medicine without a license out of a Glassell Park home will be arraigned in Municipal Court Thursday. State Medical Board investigators posed as patients with fake ailments who sought help from Jorge Vargas Villanueva, 50. Villanueva became the target of the undercover operation after a licensed physician lodged a complaint with the state agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1988
Sheriff's homicide officers have arrested a 38-year-old unemployed laborer in the killing of an 89-year-old Fallbrook man Aug. 11. Jorge Herrera Vargas is being held without bail in the County Jail at Vista. Vargas was arrested Sunday night at a ranch near Rice Canyon Road and California 76 after the victim's pickup truck was stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border by Customs agents. Questioning of the occupants of the stolen pickup led to Vargas, a county Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
NEWS
April 30, 1992 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congratulations to Janette Sherman of Oak View. The 13-year-old Matilija Junior High School student finished first in her age group at the Ram Tap Horse Trials in Fresno this month. Janette won the three-part riding competition aboard 9-year-old thoroughbred Payasito. The duo competed in dressage, an event comparable to compulsories in skating; a 1 1/2-mile, 18-jump run, and a jumping drill inside the stadium.
NEWS
April 23, 1992 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a potentially good turn in the continuing saga of Ventura's Mayfair Theatre. Oxnard cousins Hector Reynoso and Jorge Vargas will take over full control of the theater, located at Palm and Santa Clara streets, beginning Friday. Vargas will lease the theater from the current operator, Starplex management company of Los Angeles, and Reynoso will manage it.
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