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November 30, 1986
Mr. Vince Janikas' Nov. 23 article, "The Faceless Wetback Is a Real Person," describing his friendship with an illegal alien from Oaxaca, Mexico, is a warm, insightful and well-written commentary on the true motivation that compels many Mexicans to leave their families, friends, country and culture: survival. The devaluation of the peso, the world oil glut, the country's debt to the International Monetary Fund and the astronomical yearly increase in inflation have made it more and more difficult for all Mexicans to feed, clothe and educate themselves.
October 13, 1991
Regarding "The Frida Kahlo Sweepstakes Winner Is . . ." (Film Clips, Sept. 29).: I was angered and saddened by producer Eduardo Russoff's statement that "it's not essential that a Mexican woman be cast in the lead because Frida was German-Jewish." This is incorrect. Her paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jews who migrated to Germany, where her father Wilhelm (Guillermo) was born. Her maternal grandparents were Spanish and Indian. Her mother, Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez, was born in Oaxaca, Mexico.
May 11, 1995 | ALICIA DI RADO
A UC Irvine anthropologist has been selected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences, university officials announced Wednesday. A. Kimball Romney, professor of social sciences and anthropology, is one of two anthropologists and one of about 60 scientists who were selected to join the academy this year.
December 12, 1986
An undocumented worker from Mexico on Wednesday was ordered to stand trial as an accessory to the murder of a 23-year-old Carlsbad engineer killed after an argument outside a Leucadia restaurant earlier this year. Ildefonso Perez Martinez was bound over for trial by Municipal Court Judge William Draper despite the failure of the prosecution's star witness to identify the man who allegedly accompanied the killer. Greg Nakatani, a General Dynamics engineer, was shot to death Sept.
August 23, 1992
The city has announced recipients of its Grants for the Arts program. The largest award, $19,500, went to the Pasadena Symphony Assn. for a free classical music concert. Individual artist fellowships at $5,000 each went to Heidi Adams, sculpture; Hector Aristizabel, theater; Gail Brown, photography; Mark DiMaccio, sculpture; Eleazar Hernandez, film; Nancy Monk, glass; Corrine Whitaker, photo collage; Pae White, painting, and Zoot, multi-disc.
July 26, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD
Federal investigators are combing the Oxnard area looking for the third of three brothers wanted in connection with the killing of seven people in Mexico three years ago, the U.S. Marshal's Service in Los Angeles said Monday. Marshals already have two of the men in custody on warrants issued in Oaxaca, Mexico, last Thursday. "Three provisional arrest warrants were issued July 21 on behalf of Mexico," said supervising Deputy Marshal Tom Figmik.
September 14, 1992
A 4-year-old Vista boy was returned safely to his mother Sunday morning after the FBI and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department rescued him in Tijuana, officials said. Authorities arrested Jeronimo Meliton Madrigal Maceda, a 23-year-old unemployed resident of Oaxaca, Mexico, on charges of kidnaping and extortion. He was being held in the Metropolitan Correctional Center downtown. The boy, Gerardo Carillo Olvera, was reported missing by his mother Thursday.
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