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July 26, 1987
The Internal Revenue Service says it won't send a $648 tax refund check to a Tulare woman because she's dead. But Maria Garcia insists that reports of her death are premature. After filing 22 correction forms and placing dozens of phone calls since March, she has not received an explanation of why the IRS thinks she's dead. "I've always heard the dead rest in peace, but I didn't get any rest," said Garcia. "I've paid the IRS for years and had no problem.
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May 18, 2013 | By Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times
Ringed by the posh shops of Beverly Center, Tim Ratliff said no - he didn't have a credit card. He didn't need one. "I just hear so many horror stories about people being in debt," said Ratliff, 21, who studies psychology at Ohio State University. "When you have a credit card, you feel like you have a lot of money when you don't. " Ratliff is like many young adults, emerging data show. His generation, dubbed millennials by academics and marketers, grew up during the boom and bust cycles of the U.S. economy over the last decade and a half - crises that appear to have reshaped their attitudes toward spending and debt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2013 | By Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times
Ringed by the posh shops of Beverly Center, Tim Ratliff said no - he didn't have a credit card. He didn't need one. "I just hear so many horror stories about people being in debt," said Ratliff, 21, who studies psychology at Ohio State University. "When you have a credit card, you feel like you have a lot of money when you don't. " Ratliff is like many young adults, emerging data show. His generation, dubbed millennials by academics and marketers, grew up during the boom and bust cycles of the U.S. economy over the last decade and a half - crises that appear to have reshaped their attitudes toward spending and debt.
NEWS
July 26, 1987
The Internal Revenue Service says it won't send a $648 tax refund check to a Tulare woman because she's dead. But Maria Garcia insists that reports of her death are premature. After filing 22 correction forms and placing dozens of phone calls since March, she has not received an explanation of why the IRS thinks she's dead. "I've always heard the dead rest in peace, but I didn't get any rest," said Garcia. "I've paid the IRS for years and had no problem.
BOOKS
June 14, 1987 | KRISTIANA GREGORY
We need more of these multi-cultural/bilingual picture books! Not only do they help non-English-speaking children adapt to American life, the stories provide a rich learning experience for those who've never visited an Indian reservation or crossed a national border. This tale is a modern legend about Mexican-American twins, Connie and Diego, born to farmworkers in "the Land of Plenty."
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January 16, 2002 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He huffed and he puffed as he jogged up Western Avenue, but Lou Zamperini had a mission and he wasn't about to fail. The glass-topped Olympic torch had been entrusted to him for two-tenths of a mile Tuesday afternoon, making him a link in the human chain that will relay the flame to Salt Lake City for the Winter Games Feb. 8. For him, it was a sacred trust.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2002
The leader of a street gang that controlled narcotics trafficking around Los Angeles' MacArthur Park was convicted along with two associates Thursday on federal racketeering charges. Twenty-one other members of the Columbia Lil' Cycos, a clique of the 18th Street gang, previously pleaded guilty in the case, the latest in a series of federal prosecutions against local gangs under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
NEWS
August 21, 1988
Barcelona air traffic controllers called off end-of-summer holiday strikes that threatened chaos for tourists and accepted a Spanish government offer that both sides hope will bring peace for several years. Union leader Juan Maria Garcia said he was scrapping a strike call after two-thirds of the controllers approved a pact negotiated between union leaders and the government that settled a dispute on back pay and bonus payments for heavier workloads.
NEWS
May 23, 1999 | TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medications banned or highly restricted in the United States because of severe, and sometimes fatal, side effects are being smuggled in from Mexico and peddled out of back-room shops across Southern California. These potentially dangerous drugs, which multinational pharmaceutical companies market in Mexico, where regulations and enforcement are less stringent, have shown up consistently in more than 70 raids over the last year of markets, dress shops and swap meets catering to Latino immigrants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1997
A 37-year-old woman died Tuesday when she drove through a red light on Magnolia Avenue and collided with a trash truck, police said. Maria Garcia of Fullerton was traveling west on Valencia Avenue at 2:30 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, she drove through a red light and was broadsided by the truck, said Sgt. Mike Burges. Garcia's car was pushed 90 feet and she died on impact, said Burges.
BOOKS
June 14, 1987 | KRISTIANA GREGORY
We need more of these multi-cultural/bilingual picture books! Not only do they help non-English-speaking children adapt to American life, the stories provide a rich learning experience for those who've never visited an Indian reservation or crossed a national border. This tale is a modern legend about Mexican-American twins, Connie and Diego, born to farmworkers in "the Land of Plenty."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1991
A 13-year-old girl who police believed had been kidnaped was found and returned to her family unharmed, police said Wednesday. Maria Garcia was found in an Oceanside apartment Tuesday. She had been reported kidnaped Monday afternoon, Oceanside police said. The girl was with Jose Luis Gonzalez Ruiz, 25, also of Oceanside, said Bob Burke, a police spokesman. Gonzalez Ruiz was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment.
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December 6, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN
Seven-year-old Christian Garcia, whose battle with brain cancer touched off widespread community support, died Monday evening at his Ventura home. Christian, who suffered from an inoperable brain tumor, had been sleeping in his parents' bed most of the day Monday and stopped breathing shortly after 6 p.m. His mother, Maria Garcia, said she is very sad but also relieved that her son isn't suffering anymore. "I am very calm because I know he is resting now," she said Tuesday.
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