CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2008 |
An alleged Baja California gang leader wanted by Mexican federal authorities has been arrested in Riverside, U.S. authorities said. Jose Manuel Garibay Felix, 24, headed a Mexicali-based gang involved in drug trafficking, kidnapping and the murder of a Baja California state police officer in 2002, according to the complaint. At a raid on his property in 2002, Mexican authorities discovered a weapons' cache that included a .60-caliber rocket launcher, a machine gun, an AK47 and several other high-powered weapons.
March 25, 2003 |
Three men in uniform knocked on Simona Garibay's door in Costa Mesa early Monday, walking past U.S. and Mexican flags proudly planted in her front lawn. At first she was mystified that these strangers were asking for her by name. "I didn't know who they were," she said, too upset to say much more. "Then they told me the horrible news." Her 21-year-old son, Marine Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay, had been killed in combat in Iraq, the Marines told family members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2003 |
As his mother stood before a phalanx of TV cameras and microphones on her Costa Mesa lawn, a brave but pained smile on her face, tributes and honors for fallen Marine Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay came one after the other Wednesday. Simona Garibay clutched a framed certificate of U.S. citizenship granted posthumously to her son, the first Mexican-born and first Orange County serviceman killed in the Iraq war. U.S. and Mexican flags hung at half staff.
June 26, 2001 |
It was a lethal problem with a simple solution: Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center often couldn't provide dialysis to critically ill patients because specially trained nurses didn't work nights or Sundays. But the problem wasn't fixed until three patients in the last 10 months died after prolonged waits, according to doctors and medical records. Numerous others were endangered, saved only by stabilizing medications or transfer to smaller hospitals with round-the-clock treatment.
March 30, 2003 |
Years from now, three young Marines from the Los Angeles area will be remembered, and honored, for being among the first casualties of the second Persian Gulf war, and not because of their ethnicity. But for now, the sad deaths of Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay, 21, and Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, are noteworthy not just because they shared roots in the Southland but because they also shared immigrant backgrounds.
April 12, 2003 |
Two young Marines, both natives of Mexico who gave their lives for the United States, were laid to rest Friday in Southern California. Lance Cpl. Jesus Suarez del Solar, 20, was buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Escondido as his family and friends released white balloons and tossed flowers onto his casket. Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay, 21, was honored at a memorial service at St.