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September 24, 2005 | Christopher Miles, Special to The Times
As Angelenos know better than most, proximity to celebrity can muddle an individual's status as friends, associates and partners of the famous are pulled into the limelight -- and eclipsed at the same time. This is true of the Catalan sculptor Julio Gonzalez, whose affiliation with Pablo Picasso brought him recognition but also virtually guaranteed him a second-fiddle position in history.
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September 24, 2005 | Christopher Miles, Special to The Times
As Angelenos know better than most, proximity to celebrity can muddle an individual's status as friends, associates and partners of the famous are pulled into the limelight -- and eclipsed at the same time. This is true of the Catalan sculptor Julio Gonzalez, whose affiliation with Pablo Picasso brought him recognition but also virtually guaranteed him a second-fiddle position in history.
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June 28, 2002 | David Carrillo
Jonathan Young's fight against Julio Gonzalez of Huntington Beach still is two days away, but he has already faced a preliminary challenge. Young, traveling from Las Vegas to Anaheim for Thursday's news conference at the Arrowhead Pond, was stranded on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass for nearly two hours while fire raged out of control late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
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June 28, 2002 | David Carrillo
Jonathan Young's fight against Julio Gonzalez of Huntington Beach still is two days away, but he has already faced a preliminary challenge. Young, traveling from Las Vegas to Anaheim for Thursday's news conference at the Arrowhead Pond, was stranded on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass for nearly two hours while fire raged out of control late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
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August 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jurors began deliberations in the Happy Land Social Club murder trial, in which they must decide if the defendant was legally sane when he set the fire that killed 87 people at the illegal club in the Bronx. The jury received the case of Julio Gonzalez after a lengthy legal instruction from the trial judge, Burton Roberts. Relatives of the fire victims cried while Roberts read the names of all 87 aloud.
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September 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
The man who set a fire that killed 87 people at a social club received the maximum sentence Thursday of 25 years to life in prison. Before issuing the sentence, Chief Judge Burton Roberts of the trial-level Bronx State Supreme Court said so many people had died that "it becomes sort of distant. We can't recognize the horrendous tragedy." Julio Gonzalez, 37, was convicted of 174 counts of murder--two counts for each death.
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April 12, 1990 | Associated Press
The man accused of starting a nightclub fire that killed 87 people in the deadliest U.S. blaze in 13 years pleaded innocent Wednesday to 174 murder charges and other counts. Julio Gonzalez, guarded by four marshals and speaking through a Spanish translator, mumbled "no culpable" when asked how he pleaded to the charges during his arraignment in the Bronx.
SPORTS
June 8, 2001 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The altitude and solitude of Big Bear Lake has been good enough for Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, Shane Mosely and countless other world champions who have set up training camp in the mountain resort town. But it is not good enough for Huntington Beach's Julio Gonzalez, who is staying in La Habra to train for his July 28 light-heavyweight world title fight with Roy Jones Jr. at Staples Center.
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March 26, 1990 | DAVID TREADWELL and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A fast-moving fire swept through the Happy Land social club in the Bronx early Sunday, turning a night of dancing into a night of death. Eighty-seven people perished. By late in the afternoon, police had arrested a 36-year-old man and charged him with multiple counts of arson and murder. The suspect, Julio Gonzalez, had allegedly fought with his ex-girlfriend, a club employee, before the blaze.
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July 29, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julio Gonzalez has a heart. If only he had the quick legs, fast hands and great reflexes to go along with it, he might have made a fight out of Saturday night's main event at Staples Center against Roy Jones Jr. in front of a crowd of 20,409. As it was, Gonzalez was little more than a human punching bag, going down three times and stumbling around the ring as Jones pounded out an easy, unanimous decision to remain the undisputed light-heavyweight champion.
SPORTS
July 29, 2001 | Bill Dwyre
Roy Jones Jr. by unanimous decision over Julio Gonzalez (12 rounds) Jones was a cannon and Gonzalez, game but overmatched, was a six-shooter. Jones, the longtime champion from Pensacola, Fla., with a 45-1 record, was simply too fast and too strong for Gonzalez, the Huntington Beach boxer who was 27-0 coming in, but who spent much of the night walking into Jones' rights and lefts. Jones knocked Gonzalez down three times and kept the taller Gonzalez chasing and flailing at air all night.
SPORTS
July 26, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So who is Julio Gonzalez and how in the world did he get a shot at Roy Jones' undisputed light-heavyweight title? There are three good reasons: * Gonzalez, who'll face Jones Saturday night at Staples Center, is a relative unknown and Jones, although considered among the best fighters in the world, seems to like unheralded opponents who don't have to make him work too hard.
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June 8, 2001 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The altitude and solitude of Big Bear Lake has been good enough for Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, Shane Mosely and countless other world champions who have set up training camp in the mountain resort town. But it is not good enough for Huntington Beach's Julio Gonzalez, who is staying in La Habra to train for his July 28 light-heavyweight world title fight with Roy Jones Jr. at Staples Center.
NEWS
September 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
The man who set a fire that killed 87 people at a social club received the maximum sentence Thursday of 25 years to life in prison. Before issuing the sentence, Chief Judge Burton Roberts of the trial-level Bronx State Supreme Court said so many people had died that "it becomes sort of distant. We can't recognize the horrendous tragedy." Julio Gonzalez, 37, was convicted of 174 counts of murder--two counts for each death.
NEWS
August 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
A jury convicted a Cuban immigrant of murder Monday for setting a fire that killed 87 people at the illegal Happy Land social club. Relatives of the victims wept as the jury foreman repeated the word "guilty" 176 times, covering two counts of murder for each victim plus charges of arson and assault. Julio Gonzalez, 37, started the blaze on March 25, 1990, by igniting a dollar's worth of gasoline at the club's only exit after a fight with a former girlfriend.
NEWS
April 1, 1990 | from Associated Press
The bodies of 50 of the 87 people killed in a Bronx social club fire were loaded onto a cargo plane at Kennedy Airport on Saturday for a late-night flight to Honduras, a nation in mourning. At a brief memorial service in the hangar to which the coffins had come, some in hearses, others stacked on flatbed trucks, Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch said New York would "do all possible to make sure this will never happen again."
NEWS
March 31, 1990 | Associated Press
The man accused of torching an illegal Bronx social club was indicted on 178 counts of murder, arson and other charges Friday in connection with the blaze that killed 87 people. A state grand jury indicted Julio Gonzalez on one count of second-degree murder and one count of murder in the commission of a felony for each person killed early last Sunday inside the Happy Land social club. Gonzalez was also indicted on two counts of arson and single counts of attempted murder and assault.
NEWS
August 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jurors began deliberations in the Happy Land Social Club murder trial, in which they must decide if the defendant was legally sane when he set the fire that killed 87 people at the illegal club in the Bronx. The jury received the case of Julio Gonzalez after a lengthy legal instruction from the trial judge, Burton Roberts. Relatives of the fire victims cried while Roberts read the names of all 87 aloud.
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