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February 7, 1999
Re "Raising their Sights" by Jose Cardenas (Jan. 12): In 1980, my daughter's high school counselor told her "not to bother" applying for enrollment at USC. Although she had her heart set on going there, he ignored her 4.0 grade average and encouraged her to go to a junior college. She was a minority student from a single-parent, low-income home; she needn't bother to apply. She applied anyway, and when she was accepted to the USC School of Journalism, she was stunned--and completely unprepared.
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NEWS
February 7, 1999
Re "Raising their Sights" by Jose Cardenas (Jan. 12): In 1980, my daughter's high school counselor told her "not to bother" applying for enrollment at USC. Although she had her heart set on going there, he ignored her 4.0 grade average and encouraged her to go to a junior college. She was a minority student from a single-parent, low-income home; she needn't bother to apply. She applied anyway, and when she was accepted to the USC School of Journalism, she was stunned--and completely unprepared.
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September 13, 1985
Raul Vargas, director of the Office for Mexican American Programs at USC, will be honored as Hispanic of the Year at the sixth annual National Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards dinner on Sept. 26 at the Century Plaza. Also to be honored are Jesse Aguirre of the Anheuser-Busch Corp. for corporate achievement and Cecilia Sandoval of the Hispanic Women's Council for exemplary leadership. The $175-a-plate dinner is open to the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old San Diego man was sentenced to an 8-month jail term Thursday for assaulting a Mexican maid who prosecutors say was held as a slave at his family's San Diego residence. Superior Court Judge Tomas J. Whelan imposed the 240-day sentence and a $500 fine on Raul Vargas, a Mexican national, who had previously pleaded guilty to a single count of assault in the case.
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May 3, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old San Diego man was sentenced to an 8-month jail term Thursday for assaulting a Mexican maid who prosecutors say was held as a slave at his family's San Diego residence. Superior Court Judge Tomas J. Whelan imposed the 240-day sentence and a $500 fine on Raul Vargas, a Mexican national, who had previously pleaded guilty to a single count of assault in the case.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 19-year-old Mexican woman testified in Municipal Court that she was beaten, deprived of medical care and held as a virtual captive for more than 15 months in the home of a San Diego family who recruited her as a maid. Juana HernaEndez Ortiz, a native of the southern state of Oaxaca, said she tried to escape several times, but her employers--who are also Mexican citizens--threatened to use their influence in Mexico to send her parents to jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1991
A woman convicted of forcing a teen-ager to live in a garage and be the family's maid was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison. Esperanza Vargas, 54, was given the term by San Diego Superior Court Judge Thomas Whelan, who also imposed a $300 fine. Her son, Raul Vargas, 22, was sentenced May 22 to 240 days in County Jail, four years' probation and a $500 fine on an assault charge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Mexican woman testified Wednesday that she was beaten, deprived of medical care and held as a virtual captive in the home of a San Diego family that had recruited her to work as a maid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Municipal Court judge Wednesday ordered a 53-year-old woman and her son to face trial on charges that they enslaved and assaulted their live-in Mexican maid at the family's San Diego home, but the judge dismissed so-called "involuntary servitude" and related counts against the accused woman's daughter. "This type of activity is not condoned in Mexico, and it is not condoned here in the United States," Judge H.
NEWS
September 12, 1991
These Latino alumni associations have active chapters in Southern California: Cal Poly Pomona: Hispanic Alumni Assn. formed in 1988; 25 active members. Priorities: networking and fund raising for scholarships. President: Alex Garcia (714) 592-6411. Cal State Los Angeles: Mexican American Alumni Chapter formed in 1986; about 200 members. Priorities: to work with the university administration on issues of concern to Latino students, and to provide a network for Latino alumni.
NEWS
September 13, 1985
Raul Vargas, director of the Office for Mexican American Programs at USC, will be honored as Hispanic of the Year at the sixth annual National Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards dinner on Sept. 26 at the Century Plaza. Also to be honored are Jesse Aguirre of the Anheuser-Busch Corp. for corporate achievement and Cecilia Sandoval of the Hispanic Women's Council for exemplary leadership. The $175-a-plate dinner is open to the public.
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February 29, 2000 | PATT DIROLL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For as long as USC senior Maricela Rodriguez can remember, her mother has worked as a housekeeper at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. But Friday night, her mother, Maria Orbelina Rodriguez, was the belle of the ball, seated front and center in the posh hotel where she's worked for 23 years. Surrounded by an armada of civic and university officials, Rodriguez beamed through her tears as her daughter accepted the USC Mexican American Alumni Assn.'s highest honor, the John R.
WORLD
May 20, 2007 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
The two thoroughbreds sprinted down a country track, a few million dollars in the bettors' kitty and an old-fashioned camera waiting at the finish line. When the race was over, as veterinarians guided the expensive equines back to their air-conditioned trailers, gamblers at the private track began to argue over the nose-to-nose conclusion. Among them were members of a band of hit men known as the Zetas, employees of the Gulf cartel of drug traffickers.
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