January 21, 2006 |
Maria Garcia is in pain only when she skates or breathes hard. As a short-track speedskater, that means she's in pain almost constantly. Ligament and muscle damage related to a back injury often have her doubling over in agony on the ice, but the 20-year-old Carson native accepts that as the price she must pay to be an Olympian. She'd been expected to qualify for the Salt Lake City team until a knee injury knocked her out of contention and relegated her to watching the Games on TV.
June 14, 1987 |
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
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.
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.
May 23, 1999 |
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.