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September 30, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Rafael Barragan was raised in Mexico as a Catholic. But as a gardener in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire area, most of his customers are Jewish. So the 46-year-old gardener cuts lawns by day and reads Maimonides' code of Jewish law at night. And for 27 years, he has helped Jewish families in Los Angeles celebrate the annual festival of Sukkot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Rafael Barragan was raised in Mexico as a Catholic. But as a gardener in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire area, most of his customers are Jewish. So the 46-year-old gardener cuts lawns by day and reads Maimonides' code of Jewish law at night. And for 27 years, he has helped Jewish families in Los Angeles celebrate the annual festival of Sukkot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1986 | Barry S. Surman
Police were searching Tuesday for Rafael Calderon Barragan, a 32-year-old laborer suspected of fatally shooting his roommate, Police Lt. Jack Nelson said. The victim, Gabriel Ortega Garcia, was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot several times with a .22-caliber rifle. He was 25 years old and employed as a laborer, Nelson said. Barragan is believed to have fled the house in his green, 1971 Ford Pinto, with the rifle still in hand, Nelson said.
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November 30, 1998 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department asks the public's help in locating four fugitives wanted for crimes ranging from practicing law without a license to violating probation. Jerry Luis Aguilar, 43, has been convicted of drunk driving, being under the influence of drugs, child endangerment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disobeying a court order. He has violated the terms of his probation, and five arrest warrants have been issued, authorities said.
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May 6, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
There was a time when Steve Mehta was on his laptop nonstop. Nowadays, he hardly touches it. The 43-year-old attorney uses his tablet computer to highlight legal briefs, take notes for court cases or flip though a digital version of the California probate code. "The laptop is so limited," Mehta he said as he stood against the wall of a crammed Los Angeles subway car, watching an episode of "Modern Family" on his tablet. "But everything you want to do, this thing does. " So long, laptop?
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June 19, 1995 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here in the tree-shaded central plaza, where couples stroll in an age-old courtship ritual, young men in baggy trousers and Raiders jackets affect confident swaggers, a dashing air of having experienced life beyond the sticks. For generations, ambitious inhabitants of this provincial center and its rural environs have cheated poverty and small-town tedium with dollars earned in the fields, factories, hotels and restaurants of California.
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