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October 20, 2012 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
Luis Garcia was convinced crooks were running his town. For years, he had been telling anyone who would listen - the police, the district attorney, even the FBI - that corruption was running wild in Cudahy, one of the small working-class cities that sit in the shadow of Los Angeles. So he decided to run for City Council and take things into his own hands. The response stunned him. Bricks were thrown through his windows, paint was splattered on his truck four times - each a different color - and a Molotov cocktail was tossed at his house.
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October 20, 2012 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
Luis Garcia was convinced crooks were running his town. For years, he had been telling anyone who would listen - the police, the district attorney, even the FBI - that corruption was running wild in Cudahy, one of the small working-class cities that sit in the shadow of Los Angeles. So he decided to run for City Council and take things into his own hands. The response stunned him. Bricks were thrown through his windows, paint was splattered on his truck four times - each a different color - and a Molotov cocktail was tossed at his house.
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SPORTS
June 2, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ghost of Donald Curry past flashed across the twilight desert sky Saturday night, ripping lefts and rights and every so often stunning Terry Norris. But the body that belongs to Donald Curry present eventually could stand the pace and the punches of Norris no longer, and in the eighth round, Curry, once called the best fighter in the world, lay flat on his back, staring vacantly at the gathering stars and knowing that his time as a world-class fighter had passed.
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November 15, 2010
Ken Iman NFL lineman played 10 seasons for Rams Ken Iman, 71, an offensive lineman who played 10 seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, died Saturday at his home in Springfield, Pa., the Philadelphia Eagles announced. He had worked for the team an assistant coach and sales executive. No cause was given. Iman joined the Rams in 1964 from the Green Bay Packers in a trade for quarterback Zeke Bratkowski. He missed that season because of a broken ankle but became a fixture with the Rams beginning in 1965, starting at center in 140 consecutive games.
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November 30, 1995
Colombia twice had to come from behind to earn a 2-2 tie with Mexico in front of an estimated 50,000 fans in an international soccer match at the Coliseum Wednesday night. The Mexican team took the lead in the 13th minute on a superb 25-yard free kick by midfielder Victor Ruiz. Referee Arturo Angeles awarded the free kick after Colombia's Freddy Rincon fouled Jose Maria Higarreta.
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June 25, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The inscription on the back of the Mexican fans' shirts said it all: "Confia en Mexico." Rely on Mexico. The fans were confident that Mexico would not let them down a second time. The 1-0 loss to Norway in the first game was but a memory, a defeat that could be blamed on World Cup nerves, perhaps, or even bad luck. After all, Mexico had held the more powerful Norwegians in check until the final minutes before yielding a goal.
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July 3, 1994 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
" No matter how many times you have seen the entrance of the bullfighters, it is always a thrilling experience. They come out not in single file, for that would denigrate the fellow in last position, but side by side, as if all were equal, which is the case as the fight begins.
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May 23, 1997 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luis Garcia never missed an extra point for the Chapman football team. You'll find his name in the school record book--he made 11 of 11 PATs in a 79-13 victory over Menlo in 1995. But you won't find him listed on the football roster anymore. Garcia, The Times' first-team All-Orange County kicker for Valencia High in 1993, decided to give up football to concentrate on baseball for his junior season. "In football, I was just a kicker," said Garcia, who was the Panthers' backup to Bill Hamlin.
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March 7, 1994 | JASON H. REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luis Garcia tossed his glove to the ground and leaned forward on the dugout bench at Valencia High as he eagerly awaited the Tigers' voting results. As Coach Mike Scheetz prepared to announce the team's co-captains last March for the 1993 season, Garcia scanned the length of the bench and wondered who would lead. He believed there were many good candidates; the Tigers couldn't go wrong with any selection.
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June 1, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are going to be a lot of fistfights here tonight, which is not unusual during spring break week. But the young adults with beer flowing through their veins who normally do the fighting have long since gone home. Now, in the heart of this desert resort, the fighting will be conducted by professionals, some of the best boxers in the world. In one bout, Meldrick Taylor, the World Boxing Assn. welterweight champion, will defend his title against unbeaten Luis Garcia of Venezuela.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
About a dozen people showed up at St. Vincent Catholic Church in South Los Angeles on Monday to console Luis Angel Garcia's mother, view the tiny casket holding her baby and hear the funeral Mass. It took only two pallbearers to carry the casket at the end of the 30-minute service. Luis' death has reverberated throughout Los Angeles as city officials and residents try to make sense of how a 23-day-old baby became a victim of gang violence.
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May 23, 1997 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luis Garcia never missed an extra point for the Chapman football team. You'll find his name in the school record book--he made 11 of 11 PATs in a 79-13 victory over Menlo in 1995. But you won't find him listed on the football roster anymore. Garcia, The Times' first-team All-Orange County kicker for Valencia High in 1993, decided to give up football to concentrate on baseball for his junior season. "In football, I was just a kicker," said Garcia, who was the Panthers' backup to Bill Hamlin.
SPORTS
November 30, 1995
Colombia twice had to come from behind to earn a 2-2 tie with Mexico in front of an estimated 50,000 fans in an international soccer match at the Coliseum Wednesday night. The Mexican team took the lead in the 13th minute on a superb 25-yard free kick by midfielder Victor Ruiz. Referee Arturo Angeles awarded the free kick after Colombia's Freddy Rincon fouled Jose Maria Higarreta.
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July 3, 1994 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
" No matter how many times you have seen the entrance of the bullfighters, it is always a thrilling experience. They come out not in single file, for that would denigrate the fellow in last position, but side by side, as if all were equal, which is the case as the fight begins.
SPORTS
June 25, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The inscription on the back of the Mexican fans' shirts said it all: "Confia en Mexico." Rely on Mexico. The fans were confident that Mexico would not let them down a second time. The 1-0 loss to Norway in the first game was but a memory, a defeat that could be blamed on World Cup nerves, perhaps, or even bad luck. After all, Mexico had held the more powerful Norwegians in check until the final minutes before yielding a goal.
SPORTS
March 7, 1994 | JASON H. REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luis Garcia tossed his glove to the ground and leaned forward on the dugout bench at Valencia High as he eagerly awaited the Tigers' voting results. As Coach Mike Scheetz prepared to announce the team's co-captains last March for the 1993 season, Garcia scanned the length of the bench and wondered who would lead. He believed there were many good candidates; the Tigers couldn't go wrong with any selection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2010
Ken Iman NFL lineman played 10 seasons for Rams Ken Iman, 71, an offensive lineman who played 10 seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, died Saturday at his home in Springfield, Pa., the Philadelphia Eagles announced. He had worked for the team an assistant coach and sales executive. No cause was given. Iman joined the Rams in 1964 from the Green Bay Packers in a trade for quarterback Zeke Bratkowski. He missed that season because of a broken ankle but became a fixture with the Rams beginning in 1965, starting at center in 140 consecutive games.
SPORTS
May 17, 1991 | LARRY STEWART
A new sports talk show is coming to KMPC on June 3 with Scott St. James as the host. The station dropped "Sportsline" with Paul Olden after last baseball season. "The Scott St. James Show" will be broadcast from 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays when there is no Angel game, with, of course, a half-hour out for Jim Healy at 5:30. On nights the Angels are home or playing a West Coast game, St. James will go off the air at 7. He will be preempted when there are East Coast games.
SPORTS
June 2, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ghost of Donald Curry past flashed across the twilight desert sky Saturday night, ripping lefts and rights and every so often stunning Terry Norris. But the body that belongs to Donald Curry present eventually could stand the pace and the punches of Norris no longer, and in the eighth round, Curry, once called the best fighter in the world, lay flat on his back, staring vacantly at the gathering stars and knowing that his time as a world-class fighter had passed.
SPORTS
June 1, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are going to be a lot of fistfights here tonight, which is not unusual during spring break week. But the young adults with beer flowing through their veins who normally do the fighting have long since gone home. Now, in the heart of this desert resort, the fighting will be conducted by professionals, some of the best boxers in the world. In one bout, Meldrick Taylor, the World Boxing Assn. welterweight champion, will defend his title against unbeaten Luis Garcia of Venezuela.
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