August 6, 2004 |
After a two-hour street-course blitz in which he made some of the most difficult maneuvers look easy, showing up some of the world's best skateboarders in the process, Paul Rodriguez said he had a good feeling inside. "But on the outside, physically, I feel like I want to go lay down or something," he added, while surrounded by autograph-seekers outside Staples Center. Then came the announcement most knew was coming.
July 6, 2002
In the June 29 edition of The Times we read about four Anglo teens from an upscale neighborhood in San Diego beating five elderly Mexican workers with clubs, robbing them of $2 and then, when on trial, being "truly sorry," apologizing and being jailed for 90 to 120 days of a possible 12 years after their lawyer did what the elderly innocents probably did--begged for mercy. In the same edition we read of a local hero, comedian Paul Rodriguez, giving freely of himself--his time, his money, his attention--to kids from El Centro, not many miles from San Diego.
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June 29, 2002 |
Comedian Paul Rodriguez's lightning wit is paralyzed. He sips a margarita at Lucy's El Adobe and ponders the quandary he's in. Not in his most farfetched stand-up routine could he have invented a tale in which a city would seize on him as a symbol of equality. Yet in the desert town of El Centro, a group of residents wants to name a street for him. The idea was meant as a gesture of gratitude for Rodriguez's years of free shows and donations.
May 20, 2002
Antonio Banderas, John Leguizamo, Freddy Fender and Ricky Martin received special honors Saturday night at the National Council of La Raza's 2002 ALMA Awards. "Pinero" was named best movie, and "Amores Perros" took foreign language film honors in festivities at the Shrine Auditorium. Among other American Latino Media Arts Awards, Robert Rodriguez was named best director for "Spy Kids."
November 4, 2000 |
Pasadena 26, Glendale 13--Dustin Nersesyan rushed for 88 yards in 17 carries for Glendale at Pasadena City College. Glendale (0-9, 0-4) took a 7-6 lead into halftime when Paul Rodriguez recovered a fumble and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown with four seconds to play in the second quarter. Pasadena went ahead, 12-7, on a 28-yard pass from Kenneth McDaniels to William Stokes in the third quarter.
January 16, 1999 |
"I just got a Mexican Barbie. She comes with her own papers." "My parents left me at home and told me not to do anything they wouldn't do. So I didn't go out and get a job." Get it? Mexicans are typically illegal immigrants too lazy to hold a job. Or, if they do work, they're crammed into a pickup truck, nine-strong, puttering down the freeway in what one comic calls "the beaner lane," on the way to their next gardening job.