June 23, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Victor Hugo Romo marches past the walled mansions of Las Lomas, surrounded by an entourage. Staffers with clipboards and tablets. Skinny men with brooms and machetes. A handful of residents. More than a few cameras. "Tree trimmers!" he shouts. And the tree trimmers scurry to a droopy willow, chopping away at branches that threaten power lines. "Pot-hole patchers!" And their machine spits into a crater in the middle of the street. Romo is the new borough president in the wealthiest enclave of Mexico City, possibly of all Mexico.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1993
The Mexican government agreed Wednesday to help the U.S. government out of the Chinese refugee jam off the coast of Baja California by letting the Coast Guard escort three Chinese refugee ships to the Mexican coast. That was a wise humanitarian decision--but both the Clinton Administration and Congress must realize that this kind of problem is of the United States' own making.
March 22, 2005 |
For seven decades, the Mt. Everest for U.S. soccer, unscaled and unconquered, has been beating Mexico in Mexico. The U.S. national team's record south of the border is 0-21-1 in a series that dates to 1934. Pablo Mastroeni thinks the mountain is about to be climbed. The defensive midfielder, who captained the U.S.
March 27, 2013 |
We may look these days at Mexico as a place of peril, what with drug trafficking, kidnapping and wanton murder. But we ignore Mexico as an arts center at our own peril. When it comes to classical music, we might not recognize our own music had we not once had inspiration and help from south of the border. Do we need now to be reminded that Mexico City has been an opera center a lot longer than Southern California has been - and that it still is one? We do. Fortunately, Long Beach Opera has done the reminding with its most gratifyingly ambitious undertaking in quite a while: what it is calling the U.S. premiere of what it is calling Gabriella Ortiz's "Camelia la Tejana: Only the Truth.
May 6, 2009 |
Encouraged by the mildness of H1N1 flu infections so far, U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they would no longer encourage the closure of schools with confirmed cases of the disease. Instead, they urged parents whose children exhibited symptoms of influenza to keep them home for at least a week. In Texas, officials announced the first death of a U.S. citizen from the outbreak. They said a 33-year-old schoolteacher from Harlingen, on the border with Mexico, died early Tuesday.
December 1, 2009 |
One of Mexico's most flamboyant political figures, the headband-sporting street vendor known as Juanito, revived a circus-like power struggle Monday by saying he would like to govern the capital's largest borough after all. Juanito, whose real name is Rafael Acosta, threw Mexico City into a fresh tizzy when he showed up to work as delegado , a position akin to mayor, of the working-class Iztapalapa borough after a two-month leave of absence....
March 27, 2011 |
When the highway shootouts and roadblocks by gunmen in her hometown finally became too much, Karla Garza found sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places: the big, bad capital, Mexico City. Garza, a 21-year-old marketing student, switched campuses in December after her parents decided that even with its rampant robberies and kidnappings, Mexico City was safer than their home in Monterrey, a once-quiet northern city that for months has served as a battlefield for warring drug gangs. "Ten years ago, my parents never would have imagined sending me to live in [Mexico City]
February 26, 1996 |
Aftershocks from a strong earthquake off the Pacific coast shook Mexico City early Sunday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, officials said. The strongest aftershock struck at 9:27 a.m. EST off the coast of Oaxaca and Guerrero states and had a magnitude of 5.2, the National Seismological Service said.
December 6, 1987 |
The government warned in a report published Saturday that Mexico City's traditional, nearby sources of water are being exhausted by the steadily increasing growth of the capital's population. Calling for efforts to conserve water throughout the city of 20 million, the report said that latest statistics show the rate of water consumption in Mexico City to be 9,620 gallons per second. The rate increases daily, the report said.
January 9, 1988 |
The area around the Zocalo, a huge plaza in the heart of Mexico City, will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Feb. 15 to reduce air pollution, the government newspaper El Nacional said Friday. Since July 26, vehicles have been barred from the congested area on weekends in preparation for its conversion into a pedestrian-only zone.