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May 8, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man suspected of selling fake concert tickets on Facebook for Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday night. The 24-year-old man is accused of altering PDF files of Ticketmaster tickets and selling them to a number of victims on Facebook and Craigslist, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The suspect, Ricardo Gonzalez, allegedly provided investigators with a "full confession and the names of additional victims," department officials said in a statement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man suspected of selling fake concert tickets on Facebook for Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday night. The 24-year-old man is accused of altering PDF files of Ticketmaster tickets and selling them to a number of victims on Facebook and Craigslist, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The suspect, Ricardo Gonzalez, allegedly provided investigators with a "full confession and the names of additional victims," department officials said in a statement.
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May 22, 1999 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
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August 19, 2000 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never in the 42-year history of the Grammys have two fathers and their two sons been nominated in the same category, each individual against the other, as is the case in the inaugural Latin Grammys' ranchera competition. The nominees include the elder statesmen of mariachi, Vicente Fernandez and Antonio Aguilar, and their popular offspring, Alejandro Fernandez and Pepe Aguilar. The other nominee is Nydia Rojas. Of the younger men, Fernandez has gotten the most media attention in the U.S.
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August 19, 2000 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never in the 42-year history of the Grammys have two fathers and their two sons been nominated in the same category, each individual against the other, as is the case in the inaugural Latin Grammys' ranchera competition. The nominees include the elder statesmen of mariachi, Vicente Fernandez and Antonio Aguilar, and their popular offspring, Alejandro Fernandez and Pepe Aguilar. The other nominee is Nydia Rojas. Of the younger men, Fernandez has gotten the most media attention in the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Ranchera music singer Jose Mendez Pineda pleaded not guilty in Santa Ana federal court Tuesday to charges he distributed cocaine and methamphetamines across the country. Federal authorities said they seized 20 pounds of methamphetamines, some cocaine and an AK-47 assault rifle when they searched Pineda's Santa Ana residence Sept. 23. Pineda and three people suspected of participating in the alleged drug trafficking operation were arrested.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1997
Singer Vicente Fernandez, a living legend of Mexican culture, will be honored at City Hall today with a resolution in appreciation of his music and his contributions to Latin communities around the world. "Vicente Fernandez is a legend who has kept ranchera music vibrant and at the forefront of the music industry both here and in Mexico," said Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg, author of the resolution.
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September 10, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Antonio Aguilar, the Mexican ranchera music star and cinema idol who had a huge fan base among Southern California Mexican Americans, will be honored on Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16) when a statue of him is unveiled in downtown L.A., reports our Spanish-language sibling publication Hoy. Aguilar, known as " El Charro de México, " who died in 2007, recorded more than 150 albums which sold more than 25 million copies, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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October 29, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Luis Aguilar, the Mexican singer and film star known as the Wild Rooster, has died. He was 79. Aguilar died Friday in Mexico City of a heart attack, the news agency Notimex reported. He had a history of heart problems in recent years. Aguilar got the nickname Wild Rooster from the title of one of his most popular films. Among his other Spanish-language motion pictures were "Full Steam Ahead" and "What Has That Woman Done for You?"
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November 25, 1996 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
Perhaps mariachi's greatest living legend, singer-actor Vicente Fernandez is a rarity among the genre. He's one of the very few performers who writes his own material, thus keeping alive a music that, like tango, often relies on old classics to attract an audience. And only the charismatic Fernandez, of course, would accept drinks from the audience in the middle of the show and borrow a cellular phone from a fan to have a chat between verses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1998 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
They're known as "los originales." When the San Juan Hills Country Club opened in 1964, Jose Luis Duarte and Miguel Becerra were part of the first maintenance crew. For most of the last three decades, they have remained there, trimming the greens, planting trees and clipping bushes. And many of the crew's other 12 members have labored at the 114-acre course a decade or more. Several also are related: Duarte's brother Victor works on the course, as do Becerra's two brothers-in-law.
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September 17, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Family lore says that when a young Antonio Aguilar arrived in Los Angeles hoping to make it big, he spent nights sleeping on benches at La Placita Olvera downtown. The Mexican singer and actor, who died in 2007 at the age of 88, went on to make more than 160 records and more than 100 films, building a huge following on both sides of the border. Thousands gathered Sunday to honor Aguilar during celebrations of Mexican Independence Day, when a statue of him was unveiled in a plaza close to the benches where he once slept.
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