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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
At 14, Eddie's daily routine starts with two hours of primping and pressing perfect creases in his trousers and T-shirts, and even more hours of "kicking back" in empty lots near his South Los Angeles home with other wanna-be gang members who rarely go to school. His mother leaves home for work at a minimum-wage job in the garment district at daybreak and does not return until after dark, so for most of the day Eddie is on his own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
At 14, Eddie's daily routine starts with two hours of primping and pressing perfect creases in his trousers and T-shirts, and even more hours of "kicking back" in empty lots near his South Los Angeles home with other wanna-be gang members who rarely go to school. His mother leaves home for work at a minimum-wage job in the garment district at daybreak and does not return until after dark, so for most of the day Eddie is on his own.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2007 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
Falfurrias, N.M., may be tiny (population: 73), but it's not short on quirkiness. The church bell is rung by a man with a rock. A persistent pet pig follows a farmer's family into town. And while everyone else is worshiping, the local chef -- perhaps the least pious man in town -- finds the face of Jesus Christ burned into one of his tortillas. That's a good starter, but "Tortilla Heaven" doesn't deliver the main dish.
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | GREGG BARRIOS, SPECIAL TO NUESTRO TIEMPO
Two independently made feature films will bring diverse images of Latino life to the big screen next year. One is an adaptation of a seminal Chicano novel while the other was written and produced by a young Mexican-American filmmaker on a minuscule $7,000 budget. The films are Severo Perez's "Tierra" and Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi." "Tierra" is based on the late Chicano writer-educator Tomas Rivera's prize-winning novel of migrant life in Texas, " . . . y no se lo trago la tierra / . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2007
Alien vs. Predator 2 Round one went to the Predators. Who will win this rematch in a small Colorado town? With Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz, Shareeka Epps, Johnny Lewis and Sam Trammell. Written by Shane Salerno. Directed by the Brothers Strause. 20th Century Fox, Dec.
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