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March 8, 1993 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His private army shattered and his family threatened, fugitive cocaine king Pablo Escobar is coming under unprecedented pressure to surrender to authorities and put an end to the deadly war he is waging against the Colombian government. A month after a car bomb blamed on Escobar killed 20 people in downtown Bogota, nearly all of the drug lord's most trusted henchmen have been slain or captured or have surrendered.
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SPORTS
May 5, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside Resurrection Gym, in a fierce East Los Angeles neighborhood, a young man named Pepe emerges from a car. Pepe is looking for a fight. But this kid carries no gang affiliation. Not a single tattoo mars his body. No red or blue or green bandanna is knotted around his head. The young man is Pepe Reilly, and the only fight he is looking for is inside the gym, inside the boxing ring and within the rules. His weapons will be a pair of heavily padded fists.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
"Hidden Moon" is a two-hour romantic drama that feels like two seasons of a telenovela - not because the story, set in Mexico and Los Angeles, is rich with divergent subplots and intertwining characters, but because the attention it pays to every fluttered eyelash, flared nostril and furrowed brow makes for one long haul of an affair. Devoid of irony or humor, the kind of soapy romanticism that director José Pepe Bojórquez espouses is a tough fit for today's big screen under the best of circumstances.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1987 | GREGG WAGER
Guitarist Pepe Romero first performed in Los Angeles more than 25 years ago. The flamenco enthusiast, then 16 and appearing with his father and two brothers, impressed listeners with his rapid-fire right hand, command over rhythmic subtleties and natural tendency to steal the show. At least one thing seems unchanged since then: Pepe still has a long career in front of him filled with nonstop music making.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
Samantha Bonar doesn't happen to live in Silver Lake, does she? Because I think my backyard is part of the Skunk Underground Railroad ("Sniffing the Limits of a Date's Patience," April 3). I have two dogs, Aggie (Niagara), a cocker spaniel, and Lola, a lovely golden retriever/dachshund (would you believe it) mix who've been skunked half a dozen times in the privacy of their own backyard. I howled reading her piece. Robin Budd Silver Lake P.S.: Nature's Miracle works wonders -- they make a Skunk Removal formula that you just pour on (I drench my dogs)
SPORTS
September 16, 1992
Rocky Pepeli of Burbank was stopped by Bert Cooper of Philadelphia in the eighth round Tuesday night in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight fight in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Pepeli (16-4-1) lost every round. In the eighth, he was knocked down twice by Cooper (29-9), and the referee halted the fight with 50 seconds left in the round.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Los ANGELES had never seen an event like this before, an awards show honoring the colorful, raunchy, outrageous array of performers arising from the region's blue-collar Latino neighborhoods. This was the Grammys for the immigrant underground, artists who had built grass-roots followings in barrio nightclubs with swaggering, foul-mouthed songs about drug smugglers, fugitives, coyotes and killers, often spiced with sex and social defiance.
SPORTS
January 30, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed strange. Here was Anthony Hembrick, the 1988 Olympian who became famous in Seoul for missing a bus, and yet Tuesday night at the Country Club in Reseda he seldom missed Israel Cole's head, which is nowhere near bus-size. Go figure. Hembrick, one of the rising stars in the light heavyweight division who is ranked 17th by the World Boxing Assn., pounded out a laughably easy eight-round decision over Cole, hitting him with nearly every punch he threw.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012 | By Richard S. Ginell
If all had gone as planned, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos would have led an all-Spanish first half at Walt Disney Concert Hall Thursday night.  But the eminent Spanish conductor was forced to cancel his appearances due to illness last week -- and into the gap stepped young, tall Christoph Konig in what suddenly became his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut. He kept one Spanish piece --Pepe Romero's vehicle, Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" -- and swapped the other for Dvorák's Scherzo Capriccioso, while closing as previously scheduled with Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Konig, who hails from Dresden and holds posts in Portugal and Luxembourg, employed vigorous circular motions with his right arm, and seemed to be most effective when cranking up the tempos into overdrive.  Although he didn't quite find the lilt of the infectious tune in the Dvorák, the revved-up coda got some attention.  The Brahms symphony went by in a young man's rush; the pell-mell conclusion was played as if it were the end of Tchaikovsky's Fourth.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2010 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Before taking the stage of the Gibson Amphitheatre on Friday night, the pop-mariachi- ranchera singer Pepe Aguilar was preceded by giant video projections of swirling Mexican flags, tolling liberty bells and the stern countenances of Emiliano Zapata, Pancho Villa and José María Morelos. A heavy-handed patriotic display? Not really. This year marks both the bicentennial of Mexico's war of independence from Spain and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Few contemporary Mexican American artists express pride in that cultural heritage more fervently than this Texas-born son of the Mexican singer, film star and all-around pop-culture idol Antonio Aguilar . Now in his early 40s, Pepe Aguilar has been performing since his parents brought him on tour as a toddler.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins
Authorities in Ventura County on Monday said the arrest of an alleged heroin kingpin in Mexico was triggered by a local investigation that has made a significant dent in the area drug market. Described by Mexican officials as "the king of heroin," Jose Antonio Medina Arreguin, 36, was apprehended last week. He is said to have smuggled 440 pounds of heroin monthly into California for at least three years, stashing most of it in secret compartments built into automobiles. Mexican narcotics officials said his operation brought in about $12 million a month.
WORLD
October 26, 2009 | Associated Press
A blunt-talking former guerrilla seeking to maintain the left's hold on power in Uruguay easily got the most votes in presidential elections Sunday, but failed to win the majority needed to avoid a runoff. Jose "Pepe" Mujica received about 48% of the votes compared with 30% for former President Luis Alberto Lacalle, a free-marketeer who wants to cut government and taxes and reduce alliances with Latin American leftists. Two voter initiatives -- one to remove amnesty for human rights abuses under the 1973-85 dictatorship and another to enable mail-in votes by citizens living outside Uruguay -- also failed to win majorities, according to exit polls by the companies Cifra, Factum and Equipos Mori.
WORLD
July 15, 2009 | Chris Kraul
The government-ordered killing of a hippopotamus that escaped from the ranch once owned by the late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has raised an outcry among Colombian animal rights groups. The hippo, nicknamed Pepe, was killed last month near the town of Puerto Berrio, about 100 miles northwest of Bogota. An environmental agency in Antioquia state ordered the hippo killed as a health risk and menace to farmers and fishermen, and the national Environment Ministry approved the killing.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2006 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
At one point during Friday's festive concert by Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar at the Gibson Amphitheatre, I felt moved to pull out my cellphone and call my wife, who was home with a cold. For a moment, I held it open so she could catch even a distorted snippet of the singer's thrilling set, backed by his terrific Mariachi Zacatecano. That may seem silly, but great mariachi music has that effect. It makes you want to reach out and touch someone.
SPORTS
March 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
A series of solid left jabs from Larry Holmes stopped Rocky Pepeli of Burbank in the fifth round of their heavyweight fight Tuesday night. The bout was stopped at the beginning of the fifth round as Pepeli came out bleeding badly from above the left eye, which had absorbed a number of Holmes' jabs earlier in the bout .
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1995 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Pepe Romero makes his guitar talk to itself. The 50-year-old Spanish musician--heard Thursday night at Ambassador Auditorium--never just plays a piece, never just makes it sing. He creates a conversation with it, a conversation between the musical parts, a dialogue on one instrument. Though much of his repertory Thursday was virtuosic, his playing gave it an interior feel.
FOOD
August 2, 2006 | S. Irene Virbila
Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton has a good thing going with his new project Diatom. Using fruit from the famous Clos Pepe vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills, he has made a thrilling Chardonnay. The idea is to let the pure expression -- what he calls the voice -- of the terroir come through by eliminating everything extraneous. He doesn't use any oak, for example.
NATIONAL
July 11, 2006 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
He can't drive. He can't tie his shoes. He can't count past 11 or remember your name. He lives next to the Brighton Beach boardwalk and can smell the salty summer air, but he must strain to see the ocean. His left eye is gone; sight in the other is half what it was. He gets by on a wheelchair and a walker. A stroke during his recovery left his right side all but useless, his hand permanently twisted. Because he can't read, at night he turns on the television, to a music channel.
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