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May 13, 1986 |
Seven South Americans arrested last month in the largest cocaine-seizure case in California history pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of conspiracy to distribute the drug. Superior Court Judge James O. Perez also set a June 30 trial date for the seven defendants, none of whom speak English.
December 18, 2009 |
The Dodgers signed utilityman Doug Mientkiewicz and shortstop Angel Berroa to minor-league contracts that include invitations to major league spring training. First baseman John Lindsey , outfielder Prentice Redman , and pitchers Francisco Felix , Juan Perez and Josh Towers also were signed to similar deals. Mientkiewicz made the Dodgers' opening-day roster as a non-roster player this year, only to dislocate a shoulder two weeks into the season. Initially told by doctors that he would be out the remainder of the year, Mientkiewicz returned in time to play 13 games in the final month of the season.
January 15, 1998 |
Don Garcia just needed to pick up four points. He grabbed two more for good measure. Top-ranked Calvary Chapel got a pin in the heavyweight match to hold off second-ranked Santa Ana, 32-29, in nonleague wrestling Wednesday at Calvary Chapel. The Eagles picked up the points in Garcia's victory over Eddie Barrios at 1 minute 42 seconds. "I didn't tell him [Garcia] anything," Calvary Chapel Coach John Azevedo said. "He knew what he had to do and he went out there and did it." Led by No.
September 8, 1998
Mary McNamara's tender tribute to Buffalo Bob, Roy Rogers and Shari Lewis ("Say, Kids, What Time Is It?" Life & Style, Aug. 12) tugged at my heart. How privileged those of us are who grew up with these three as part of our childhood and young adulthood landscape. The memories will never leave: Our family walking across Eastern Avenue to the (rich) neighbor's house on the hill overlooking City Terrace, to watch "Howdy Doody" on one of the first TV sets, in a front room crowded with so many chairs that it reminded us of a movie theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2000 |
More than 3,000 people turned out for a picnic and car show Sunday to benefit Rancho San Antonio, a school where teenage boys trade gang signs for crucifixes. Event organizers hoped to raise $80,000--to be combined with a $150,000 grant and a donation from Classic Chevys of Southern California--to help pay for building and maintenance for a year. The school is funded by Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
May 21, 1987 |
"I think people get a false sense of security . . . . Maybe these kids watched too much 'Gentle Ben.' That's a real danger. That's why we have people feeding bears in Yellowstone and elsewhere." That sad speculation came Wednesday from Jean Hromadka, president of the American Assn. of Zoo Keepers and an elephant keeper at the San Diego Wild Animal Park when she was asked about the tragedy at Brooklyn's Prospect Park the night before.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1986 |
A North Orange County Municipal Court judge on Tuesday ordered trial for seven South Americans arrested in the state's largest cocaine seizure but released two other suspects because of insufficient evidence. Judge Richard L. Weatherspoon said motions will be heard and a trial date set on May 12. Tuesday's ruling concluded the 12-day preliminary hearing for the defendants, who were arrested April 4 in Anaheim, Placentia and Fullerton.
August 16, 1986 |
Three of seven South Americans charged in California's biggest cocaine seizure were released from jail Friday, and defense attorneys said the remaining four suspects will probably plead guilty to conspiracy to sell the drug. Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan released the three, all Colombian citizens, on their own recognizance but ordered them to return to court on Sept. 5 for a hearing on motions to suppress evidence against all the suspects.