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June 3, 1987
Ray Smith has been hired as the Katella High School boys' soccer coach. Smith, 22, a Corona del Mar resident, replaces Ken Munier, who resigned at the end of the season. The Knights finished last in the Empire League last season. Smith, who will be a walk-on coach, plays on the Biola College soccer team.
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June 10, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Jurors decided Monday that a gang member should be executed for the slaying of four people, including a 10-year-old boy gunned down from close range as he rode his bicycle along a quiet South Los Angeles street. Charles Ray Smith, 44, stared straight ahead and showed no emotion as the verdict was read in a downtown courtroom. Smith was convicted during a previous trial of taking part in two deadly shootings in 2006, including one that became known as the "49th Street Massacre" in which two men wielding AK-47s opened fire on children and adults enjoying a Friday summer afternoon.
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SPORTS
September 11, 1987 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
Already, before their senior seasons have even started, Ray Smith and Mike Edwards have accomplished enough to merit considerable attention. They have won all-league, All-Orange County and All-Southern Section honors. They have been team leaders while varsity starters since their sophomore seasons. Smith, a senior linebacker, always has stood out at Westminster High School. Perhaps it's his full beard, or his 6-foot 1-inch and 245-pound frame.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
A gang member convicted of fatally shooting four people - including a 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle outside his home - deserves to die for his crimes, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Amy Ashvanian said Charles Ray Smith was responsible for two separate deadly shootings in 2006, including one that became known as the "49th Street Massacre" in which two men wielding AK47s opened fire on children and adults enjoying a Friday afternoon in summer on a quiet South Los Angeles street.
SPORTS
August 7, 1990
Keith Comfort, citing the high cost of living, resigned as the UC Irvine women's soccer coach a day after accepting the job. He will be replaced by Ray Smith, formerly the men's assistant at Chapman College.
SPORTS
February 23, 1995
Golden West College has named Ray Smith women's soccer coach, Athletic Director Tom Hermstead announced Wednesday. Smith's hiring is expected to be approved by the Coast Community College District in March. Smith's hiring revives the Rustler women's soccer program. Last season, Golden West canceled its season Oct. 10, three games into its schedule. The Rustlers forfeited their remaining 13 conference games because of a lack of players.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers clashed in court Monday over a coach's role in the death of a UC Irvine soccer recruit who collapsed as she neared the end of a season-opening training run three years ago. The parents of 18-year-old Terrie Cate have sued the university and Coach Ray Smith in Orange County Superior Court, charging that officials failed to provide water and take other safety precautions for the rigorous six-mile run in hot and humid weather. In his opening statement, attorney Wylie A.
SPORTS
November 19, 1987 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
Billy Ray Smith is at this trendy restaurant, doing autographs. A woman walks up, asks him to sign one for "Lisa." "These days there's a lot of different spellings for the name Lisa, right?" recalled Smith. "So I ask her, 'How is that spelled?' " 'It's spelled some funny way,' she tells me. "But then the next woman in line walks up and says, " 'Sign this to Tim, spelled T-I-M.'
SPORTS
November 11, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS
Billy Ray Smith makes a difference. The Chargers have played much of this season without Smith, who has been bothered by a sore knee. However, in the last two games, he's earned more playing time, and as a result, good things have begun happening on defense. In the first meeting with Seattle, a 20-9 loss, Smith intercepted a pass. In Sunday's 17-14 victory at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, he kept the Seahawks from recording a momentum-swinging touchdown just before the half.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2013
Greg Willard Longtime NBA referee worked more than 1,600 games Greg Willard, 54, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer , died Monday at his home in Huntington Beach, according to NBA spokesman Tim Frank. Willard was diagnosed with the illness during last season's playoffs and worked only one more game, a Lakers exhibition at the Honda Center in October. Moments of silence to honor him were planned at all NBA games Tuesday and Wednesday.
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May 23, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Maria Rodriguez wept in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Nearly seven years after her boyfriend was gunned down by two men carrying AK-47s, Rodriguez tearfully recounted Thursday how she later broke the news to their young daughter that her father would not be coming home. "I just told her, 'One day we're going to see him, but it's not going to be soon,'" Rodriguez said. Rodriguez's boyfriend, Larry Marcial, 22, was one of three people killed on a quiet South L.A. street in the June 30, 2006, attack, which became known as the 49th Street Massacre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2013
Greg Willard Longtime NBA referee worked more than 1,600 games Greg Willard, 54, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer , died Monday at his home in Huntington Beach, according to NBA spokesman Tim Frank. Willard was diagnosed with the illness during last season's playoffs and worked only one more game, a Lakers exhibition at the Honda Center in October. Moments of silence to honor him were planned at all NBA games Tuesday and Wednesday.
SPORTS
October 2, 2010 | T.J. Simers
Who knew San Diego was more torture chamber than Shangri-La? The Padres have taken the baseball season down to the last day, but, all together now: What happens next? They lose. It's a San Diego tradition. A month or so ago, I told the two homers who do radio in San Diego that the Padres wouldn't be in the World Series because they weren't going to make it to the playoffs. "So you don't think they're going to win the division," said 1090's Scott Kaplan , who does all the talking on a morning show he shares with former linebacker Billy Ray Smith . Since they do radio and you don't see them, I will tell you Kaplan is the punier of the two, which probably goes without saying because he's a former kicker.
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May 18, 2010 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
An alleged gang member was convicted Monday of murdering three people, including a 10-year-old boy, on a quiet South L.A. street in an attack that became known as the 49th Street Massacre. Charles Ray Smith, 41, repeatedly shook his head as the verdicts were read in a packed downtown L.A. courtroom. In the audience behind him, the mother of the 10-year-old victim wept quietly. David Marcial had been riding his bicycle with his 12-year-old brother outside their South L.A. home on a warm June afternoon in 2006 when two gunmen opened fire.
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October 5, 2003 | Tony Perry, Tony Perry, San Diego bureau chief for The Times, was an embedded reporter with the 1st Marine Division in Iraq.
In his classic study of the U.S. Marine Corps, "First to Fight," retired Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak notes that one defining characteristic of his beloved Corps is an institutional paranoia ("sometimes justified, sometimes not") that political forces are forever conspiring to disband the Corps or, worse, put it under the control of the much larger Army.
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September 26, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers clashed in court Monday over a coach's role in the death of a UC Irvine soccer recruit who collapsed as she neared the end of a season-opening training run three years ago. The parents of 18-year-old Terrie Cate have sued the university and Coach Ray Smith in Orange County Superior Court, charging that officials failed to provide water and take other safety precautions for the rigorous six-mile run in hot and humid weather. In his opening statement, attorney Wylie A.
SPORTS
September 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
Linebacker Billy Ray Smith likely will be sidelined for at least a month with a pulled stomach muscle that was reinjured last week, San Diego Chargers Coach Dan Henning said. "He will probably go on injured reserve," Henning said Monday. "He's had this before. Based on the patient's history, the doctors have informed me that it's at least a four-week injury."
SPORTS
July 27, 1991 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story has made the rounds in training camp: Henry Rolling has been promised the starting position that presently belongs to Billy Ray Smith. Fact or fiction? "Um, let's just say some things were said," Rolling said. "Some things were said towards that, but I think it's a matter of me coming in and playing well and winning the job. That's how it has to be." If there really is some hush-hush coup under way, who would make such a promise?
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March 2, 1995 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of citizens has launched a recall effort against Bellflower Mayor Ken Cleveland and Councilman Ray T. Smith, a move that could test the city's recent crackdown on building-code violations. Recall leaders accuse the two council members of disregarding business interests and selectively enforcing building codes against citizens who have complained about city policies. The recall notices were delivered at a recent City Council meeting.
SPORTS
February 23, 1995
Golden West College has named Ray Smith women's soccer coach, Athletic Director Tom Hermstead announced Wednesday. Smith's hiring is expected to be approved by the Coast Community College District in March. Smith's hiring revives the Rustler women's soccer program. Last season, Golden West canceled its season Oct. 10, three games into its schedule. The Rustlers forfeited their remaining 13 conference games because of a lack of players.
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