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May 18, 1994 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Stanton dishwasher whose rape of a 79-year-old woman resulted in a novel though unsuccessful murder prosecution was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in state prison on sexual assault charges. Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno described the rape of Mary Ward, an apartment complex manager, as "the most violent attack that I've had occasion as a trial judge to see."
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February 16, 2011 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
Interrupting a witness in mid-testimony Tuesday, a judge for the second time admonished a spectator in his Los Angeles courtroom to stop giving signals to a witness in the Bell corruption hearing. This time, however, Judge Henry J. Hall ordered a bailiff to remove the husband of Lourdes Garcia, one of Bell's top financial officials. The bailiff said Jose Garcia, who was sitting in the back row, was signaling his wife as she testified about her dealings with former City Administrator Robert Rizzo and City Council members.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1988
Two men are being held in County Jail downtown in connection with the Wednesday-morning slaying of a man outside a North Park topless bar. Jose Colon, 27, and Joseph A. Klun, 30, were arrested after witnesses at the Nite-Life Uptown Bar in the 4300 block of Ohio Street followed the men until officers arrived, police spokesman Bill Robinson said. Jose Garcia, 32, of the 1000 block of Dearborn Drive, was leaving the bar shortly before 2 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2008 | Nicky Loomis, Times Staff Writer
When Jose Garcia got back from his first summer at camp last year, he was already getting excited for the next year. Now, with less than three weeks to go, the countdown has begun. "I'm waiting for it," says Jose, 13. "It was really fun. It was like the best time I've had." Jose, who lives in Santa Ana with his parents and two siblings, will be returning as a youth ambassador, a title he earned last year for being a leader during camp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1991 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rosa Ocampo, surrounded by weeping relatives, sang Christian hymns and prayed Friday as she buried seven members of her family who perished recently in a freak explosion during a Mexican vacation. "I didn't come here to say goodby to the children," said the 62-year-old La Puente woman, mother of two of the dead and grandmother of four. "I came to say I'm going to join them soon."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1991
Five months after seven family members died in a motor-home explosion during a trip to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the La Puente father and teen-age daughter who survived are slowing coming to grips with their physical and emotional scars. "I guess it's getting easier," said Rosie Garcia, 14, who was critically burned in the accident. "Most of the time I feel sad in the afternoon. My dad always tells me, 'Oh I wish I could see them one more time.'
SPORTS
March 25, 1989
John Klitsner faced an uphill battle recruiting players for the Mission College baseball team this season. But Klitsner, who is in his first season with the Free Spirit, was successful on at least one front--he cornered the market on pitchers named Jose Garcia. Meet Jose Garcia, a 5-foot-7 freshman right-hander from Marshall High. Now meet Jose Garcia, a 5-foot-8 right-hander from Sylmar. "There's a lot of confusion with the umpires most of the time," says Jose from Marshall.
NEWS
September 8, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a figure and its shadow, they are inseparable. Whatever they do--pay bills, buy groceries or check on their house in La Puente--they do it together. If Rosie Garcia, 14, listens to the radio, watches television or browses at the mall, so does her father, Jose, 38. They share meals and conversation. He carries her medicines in a blue makeup case. She worries if he's OK. At night, in a room they share, he lies awake until she falls asleep.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On June 23 of last year, Jose Garcia was driving his motor home in Northern Mexico when a propane tank exploded, killing his wife, four sons and two other relatives. Only Garcia, his daughter Rosie and a family friend survived. Rosie, who suffered third-degree burns over 70% of her body, recuperated for several months at the home of a relative. In December, the Garcias made the traumatic move back to their Valinda home, but their lives are still unsettled.
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December 14, 1992 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER. On June 23, 1991, Jose Garcia of Valinda was driving his motor home in Mexico when a propane tank exploded, killing his wife, four sons and two others. Garcia, his daughter Rosie, and a friend survived. Rosie, now 15, suffered third-degree burns. Jose, 39, received minor injuries. For the last 1 1/2 years, Times staff writer Michael Quintanilla has covered their recovery. He talked with them again recently about their hopes for the future
Sometimes I can't believe that it's going to be two years in June that my family died. Being away in Texas doesn't make the pain go away because I am always thinking--always, all the time--of my kids. I see their faces and imagine their voices. I like to think about my family. When I am alone and feel depressed I go outside and stare at the sky or stare at the ocean. I know my wife and kids are in heaven. I wonder if they remember me. I wonder if they are watching me.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Jose Garcia Nieto, a postwar poet and novelist who won Spain's Cervantes literature prize in 1996 for his lifelong contribution to the Spanish language, has died. Garcia Nieto died Feb. 27 of diabetes in a Madrid hospital, his daughter Maite told Spanish news media. He was 86. The poet was considered one of the most conservative literary voices in Spain after its 1935-39 civil war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 55-year-old homeless man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison for strangling his girlfriend and leaving her battered body on the steps of a Ventura elementary school. While handing down the sentence, Superior Court Judge Vincent J. O'Neill Jr. told defendant Jose Garcia that he wished he could wipe out any possibility of parole given the long line of women Garcia has beaten over the last 30 years. "That's not my job, though," the judge said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The killing of Marsha Ann Lane was the conclusion of a 33-year history of violence against women by Lane's transient boyfriend, Jose "Joe" Garcia, a prosecutor said Monday. Deputy Dist. Atty. Ron Bamieh said Garcia, 53, had assaulted at least eight other women before he strangled his 41-year-old homeless girlfriend. "It happened before--a lot--and you know it happened again to Marsha Lane," Bamieh said in his opening statement in Superior Court.
NEWS
February 23, 1996 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years after their family was killed, Rosie Garcia and her father, Jose, remain inseparable much of the time. On weekends, they take walks along the shores of South Padre Island and later sit and meditate on a dune, escaping into the sound of the waves as the sun sets. They watch television together and drive to nearby Harlingen to visit an elderly friend affectionately called Uncle Bill.
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February 16, 1996 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rosie and her father cling to one another, they say, because they've lost everyone else. --Los Angeles Times, Sept. 8, 1991 Five years after their family was killed, Rosie Garcia and her father, Jose, remain inseparable much of the time. On weekends, they take walks along the shores of South Padre Island and later sit and meditate on a dune, escaping into the sound of the waves as the sun sets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1994 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Stanton dishwasher whose rape of a 79-year-old woman resulted in a novel though unsuccessful murder prosecution was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in state prison on sexual assault charges. Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno described the rape of Mary Ward, an apartment complex manager, as "the most violent attack that I've had occasion as a trial judge to see."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Jose Garcia Nieto, a postwar poet and novelist who won Spain's Cervantes literature prize in 1996 for his lifelong contribution to the Spanish language, has died. Garcia Nieto died Feb. 27 of diabetes in a Madrid hospital, his daughter Maite told Spanish news media. He was 86. The poet was considered one of the most conservative literary voices in Spain after its 1935-39 civil war.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2008 | Nicky Loomis, Times Staff Writer
When Jose Garcia got back from his first summer at camp last year, he was already getting excited for the next year. Now, with less than three weeks to go, the countdown has begun. "I'm waiting for it," says Jose, 13. "It was really fun. It was like the best time I've had." Jose, who lives in Santa Ana with his parents and two siblings, will be returning as a youth ambassador, a title he earned last year for being a leader during camp.
NEWS
December 14, 1992 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER. On June 23, 1991, Jose Garcia of Valinda was driving his motor home in Mexico when a propane tank exploded, killing his wife, four sons and two others. Garcia, his daughter Rosie, and a friend survived. Rosie, now 15, suffered third-degree burns. Jose, 39, received minor injuries. For the last 1 1/2 years, Times staff writer Michael Quintanilla has covered their recovery. He talked with them again recently about their hopes for the future
Sometimes I can't believe that it's going to be two years in June that my family died. Being away in Texas doesn't make the pain go away because I am always thinking--always, all the time--of my kids. I see their faces and imagine their voices. I like to think about my family. When I am alone and feel depressed I go outside and stare at the sky or stare at the ocean. I know my wife and kids are in heaven. I wonder if they remember me. I wonder if they are watching me.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On June 23 of last year, Jose Garcia was driving his motor home in Northern Mexico when a propane tank exploded, killing his wife, four sons and two other relatives. Only Garcia, his daughter Rosie and a family friend survived. Rosie, who suffered third-degree burns over 70% of her body, recuperated for several months at the home of a relative. In December, the Garcias made the traumatic move back to their Valinda home, but their lives are still unsettled.
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