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March 27, 1992 | DAVID COULSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Coach Ralph Christ grew excited as he watched several talented freshmen work out during Villanova Prep's first baseball practice in February. But Christ will not be leading that young squad this season. Christ has stepped down as coach because of rapidly deteriorating sight in his right eye. Although the vision in his left eye is normal, doctors have told Christ that he probably will lose sight in his right eye.
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May 20, 1999
Richard Joseph Torres, a popular softball coach and lifelong Ojai resident, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with diabetes, kidney and heart disease. He was 57. Torres was born in Ventura on May 29, 1941. He worked for the U.S. Forestry Service as a crew leader for five years. "He . . . would do anything for his family," said Gloria Tumamait, who was married to Torres for 26 years. She described him as very active in softball. "He loved the game," she said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1997 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of the election to replace Assemblyman Louis Caldera, candidate Gil Cedillo criticized challenger Ricardo Torres Saturday for accepting $12,000 worth of campaign brochures paid for by the National Rifle Assn. "The NRA is not welcome in our community," Cedillo said during a news conference outside his campaign headquarters in Boyle Heights. "Gangs and guns have created a critical situation here. I denounce the NRA's intervention, and I will encourage other leaders to do the same."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1997 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of the election to replace Assemblyman Louis Caldera, candidate Gil Cedillo criticized challenger Ricardo Torres Saturday for accepting $12,000 worth of campaign brochures paid for by the National Rifle Assn. "The NRA is not welcome in our community," Cedillo said during a news conference outside his campaign headquarters in Boyle Heights. "Gangs and guns have created a critical situation here. I denounce the NRA's intervention, and I will encourage other leaders to do the same."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1999
Richard Joseph Torres, a popular softball coach and lifelong Ojai resident, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with diabetes, kidney and heart disease. He was 57. Torres was born in Ventura on May 29, 1941. He worked for the U.S. Forestry Service as a crew leader for five years. "He . . . would do anything for his family," said Gloria Tumamait, who was married to Torres for 26 years. She described him as very active in softball. "He loved the game," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1992 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dried piranha sticks to a window at San Diego lawyer Marc Stern's small office, the mark of his growing reputation as an eccentric but tenacious courtroom tough. If things are slow, he shows up for work in jeans, brings his dog along and cuts out early if the surf is up. "I usually get the cases no one else will handle," he said. Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye is the biggest, most prestigious, law firm in the city. Higgs, Fletcher & Mack is another of San Diego's legal powerhouses.
NEWS
August 1, 1985
The Montebello City Council has amended the municipal code to limit the use of inflatable signs and advertising displays. Under the new regulations, businesses are prohibited from permanently flying giant advertising balloons, but may request a temporary permit to fly the balloons once a year for up to seven days. The council passed the measure "to improve the image of (the city's) commercial areas and maintain the integrity of residential neighborhoods," city officials said.
NEWS
February 12, 1987
The Montebello City Council voted unanimously Monday night to award a $204,280 contract to Challenge Engineering Co. of Cypress for improvements at several city parks. Construction of a concession stand addition to the existing recreation building at Grant Rea Park, and decorative fencing at Holifield Park are some of the improvements included in the contract. Other parks slated for improvements are City Park, Potrero Heights Park, Acuna Park and Rodriguez Park.
NEWS
February 24, 1994 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
Montebello city officials say they hope to open a Metrolink passenger station next year. The City Council recently awarded a $196,888 contract to Boyle Engineering to design the platform and parking lot. Council members unanimously approved an environmental study concluding that the station, which would be used by an estimated 668 passengers daily, would not have a negative impact on the neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1998 | CHRIS CHI
An Ojai man with diabetes escaped injury Monday after losing control of his car during a fainting spell, authorities said. Richard Torres, 56, felt faint from low blood sugar and lost control of his car about 11:55 a.m. while traveling northbound on the Ventura Freeway just south of Main Street, the California Highway Patrol reported. His car hurtled over a guard rail and skidded 25 feet down an embankment, coming to a stop near a recreational-vehicle park.
SPORTS
March 27, 1992 | DAVID COULSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Coach Ralph Christ grew excited as he watched several talented freshmen work out during Villanova Prep's first baseball practice in February. But Christ will not be leading that young squad this season. Christ has stepped down as coach because of rapidly deteriorating sight in his right eye. Although the vision in his left eye is normal, doctors have told Christ that he probably will lose sight in his right eye.
NEWS
August 27, 1989
The City Council has unanimously adopted a $58,250,073 budget for fiscal year 1989-90, City Administrator Richard Torres said. Assistant Finance Director Chickwan Tam said the new budget reflects a 7% increase over last year's $54,438,743 budget. No cuts were made, but three officers were added to the Police Department's allotment. Torres said a narcotics officer and a juvenile detective will be hired and their salaries will be funded by money seized in drug raids.
NEWS
August 29, 1985
City Council members have approved a 68% pay increase for themselves and a 6.8% raise for the city administrator. In a 3-2 vote, the council raised members' monthly salaries from $295 to $495 effective Dec. 10. City staff members said it was the council's first raise in nine years. Under state law, members of city councils are permitted to receive $500 a month. Members of the Montebello council also receive a $150-a-month expense allowance.
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