April 28, 1997 |
Two federal agents who disappeared while tracking Mexico's most-wanted suspected cocaine baron have turned up dead in the trunk of a stolen car, authorities said Sunday. As Mexican law enforcement turns up the heat on alleged drug kingpins such as Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the drug traffickers are fighting back. And the list of slain Mexican drug agents is growing.
January 14, 1987 |
An angel helped Poly High defeat Garfield, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round of the City Section soccer playoffs Tuesday. With 10 minutes to play, forward Angel Marron fielded a corner kick, shuffled his feet and booted the ball past Garfield goalie Alfonso Gil to break a 1-1 tie. "He's my offense in the middle," Poly Coach Frank Sandoval said about Marron. "He sets up the plays." Marron usually sets up the plays for forward Juan Carlos Veloz, the East Valley League's leading scorer with 17 goals.
June 2, 2003
"Radical Turn for a Rebel" (May 28) was beautifully and sensitively written. As a veteran of 10 years of military service, I can appreciate Lance Cpl. Jesus Gonzalez's motivation to serve and protect our nation. His mother, while sad, should be extremely proud because her son really did "do something important." America was built by people who came from elsewhere, like Gonzalez, and remains strong by virtue of these very same people. Tyrants of the world will always fear and be stopped by America's devoted sons and daughters from all walks of life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1999
With the City Council runoff election less than a month away, the political endorsements continue to stack up in the fiercely contested race for the Eastside's 14th District. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles) said she will support candidate Nick Pacheco, who is also backed by Mayor Richard Riordan.
April 17, 2003 |
The Los Angeles City Council urged President Bush on Wednesday to grant citizenship to all immigrants serving in the United States military. "When people hear that we have men and women dying for us ... who are not yet American citizens, everyone agrees that this does not make sense," said Councilwoman Janice Hahn. Hahn said she introduced the council motion, approved unanimously, after attending the funeral of Lance Cpl.
November 2, 1994 |
Who could have predicted that a tiny group based in Tustin, with the help of former Immigration and Naturalization Service honchos Harold Ezell and Bill King, would turn this election year upside down? The group's baby, Proposition 187, may not save the state, but it's certainly saved us all from a state of total electoral boredom.
September 20, 1994 |
A recently rescinded federal deadline of today for immigrants to apply for new green cards has added to widespread uncertainty about the controversial requirement that affects more than 1 million people nationwide, immigrant advocates say. "There's rampant confusion all over the place," said Juan Jose Gutierrez, executive director of One Stop Immigration, an Eastside social service organization.
January 7, 1997 |
Mexican federal police and army agents seized three Lear jets, thousands of dollars in cash and more than two dozen suspected drug traffickers--including uniformed police officers--in a major blow to Mexico's most powerful drug cartel, authorities said Monday. The Mexican attorney general's office said it linked the jets and the 25 detained pilots, passengers and police officers--some of whom are federal agents--to the Juarez drug-trafficking cartel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1996 |
Two teenage gang members were sentenced to long prison terms Friday for their role in the random slaying of a single father of four on a Cabrillo Village street. Merle W. Lopez, 17, of Santa Paula was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for firing the fatal shot that killed Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez, 37, on Oct. 1, 1994. His cousin, Richard Jay Villarreal, also 17, of Ventura received a sentence of 18 years to life in prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1999 |
One of organized labor's leading candidates in the crowded race for the Eastside City Council seat apparently has failed to qualify for the ballot, the city clerk's office confirmed Tuesday. Late in the day, however, Jorge Mancillas' campaign workers were poring over nominating forms in hopes of discovering enough overlooked valid signatures to merit an appeal.