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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.
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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.
January 23, 1994 |
A truck loaded with apparent illegal immigrants ran over a Border Patrol agent near an immigration checkpoint Thursday night, then flipped after a chase. Eighteen people aboard the truck were injured. The truck severely crushed agent David Douglas' right leg. Douglas, 24, was in critical but stable condition Saturday after surgery at Palomar Medical Center.
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.
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June 14, 2003 |
A 16-year-old Los Angeles gang member who kidnapped an Orange County businessman and fired at police during a chase was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. Antonio Nunez was sentenced to four life terms, one life term without parole and 111 years for charges that included kidnapping, attempted murder of a police officer and street terrorism.