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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1995
Raul Rodriguez won his first Tournament of Roses Parade trophy at age 15 in the 1960s. Since then, he has taken home awards for many of the more than 350 floats he's designed, including the first-place sweepstakes prize in this year's parade. When not working on floats--a process that can take seven months--Rodriguez designs artwork and facades for such clients as Caesars Palace and the Tropicana in Las Vegas, Harley-Davidson Inc. and New York's Radio City Music Hall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1992 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lot of people have big, flowery dreams, but not too many can translate them into reality. Then there is Raul Rodriguez. He has a dream about a bird or a horse and, a year or so later, watches it roll down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, eight stories high, clad in exotic flowers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1996
Raul Rodriguez, one of the world's foremost designers of parade floats, has been honored with a resolution by the Los Angeles City Council for his work, which Councilman Richard Alatorre said "has brought joy and smiles to millions of people." Rodriguez, a native of Boyle Heights, is the most honored float designer in the history of the Rose Parade. In this year's parade alone, he designed 16 of the 52 floats, 11 of which won awards.
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December 31, 1995 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raul Rodriguez is reliving a moment of beauty, the kind of rush that comes when you bump into an old friend, when a scent rekindles a buried memory, a song reminds you of romance. This moment, triggered by the hammering and welding of a gargantuan float he has designed for Monday's Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, takes him back. Thirty-six years back. It is 1959.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1996
Raul Rodriguez, one of the world's foremost designers of parade floats, has been honored with a resolution by the Los Angeles City Council for his work, which Councilman Richard Alatorre said "has brought joy and smiles to millions of people." Rodriguez, a native of Boyle Heights, is the most honored float designer in the history of the Rose Parade. In this year's parade alone, he designed 16 of the 52 floats, 11 of which won awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2002
Actors Antonio Banderas, Laura Harring, Lupe Ontiveros, Benito Martinez and Constance Marie were among those honored Friday night with Golden Eagle Awards by Nosotros, a Los Angeles-based organization that works to improve the image and employment of Latinos in the entertainment industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
An inmate who had apparently escaped from the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho jail facility this weekend was found dehydrated and badly cut in an abandoned hog farm on a remote portion of the grounds, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said Wednesday. Raul Rodriguez, 41, was found about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday by county firefighters during a training exercise on the facility grounds. He offered no resistance and was treated at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Deputy Benita Hinojos said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1996
Along with 300,000 other Easter vacationers I was at the San Ysidro border when my car radiator and I both began hemorrhaging. We were able to get to the Revolucion Monument circle in Tijuana before the car died completely. No taxi would take me. The American consulate could not help. A senior Tijuana police officer dispatched a patrol to us. My two companions and I were stuffed into the rear cell of the police car. With flashing lights and siren, we raced back to the door of U.S. Immigration.
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raul Rodriguez is reliving a moment of beauty, the kind of rush that comes when you bump into an old friend, when a scent rekindles a buried memory, a song reminds you of romance. This moment, triggered by the hammering and welding of a gargantuan float he has designed for Monday's Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, takes him back. Thirty-six years back. It is 1959.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1995
Raul Rodriguez won his first Tournament of Roses Parade trophy at age 15 in the 1960s. Since then, he has taken home awards for many of the more than 350 floats he's designed, including the first-place sweepstakes prize in this year's parade. When not working on floats--a process that can take seven months--Rodriguez designs artwork and facades for such clients as Caesars Palace and the Tropicana in Las Vegas, Harley-Davidson Inc. and New York's Radio City Music Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1992 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lot of people have big, flowery dreams, but not too many can translate them into reality. Then there is Raul Rodriguez. He has a dream about a bird or a horse and, a year or so later, watches it roll down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, eight stories high, clad in exotic flowers.
NEWS
February 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The father of one of the seven escaped Texas convicts was arrested on charges of supplying the getaway car. Raul Rodriguez, the father of Michael A. Rodriguez, was arrested and jailed along with a friend, Patsy Gomez, on $700,000 bail. A third person was being sought. "We assume father and son were communicating by letter and possibly a third party who may have visited Rodriguez in prison," said Larry Todd, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999 | MASSIE RITSCH
A forklift driver was crushed to death when he lost control of the vehicle and it landed on him. Raul Rodriguez Magdaleno, 49, was driving down a hill with a load of lemons Monday at Leavens Ranch near Moorpark when, it appears, he lost control of the machine, said Deputy Coroner James Baroni. The forklift crashed through a metal fence and tumbled down an embankment. Magdaleno fell out of the lift, and it landed on his back. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Baroni said.
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