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August 24, 2003 | Celeste Fremon, Celeste Fremon is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who regularly covers gangs and the police.
When tragedy occurs, those who are most drastically affected often find themselves searching for the exact point at which another path could have been taken, as if by doing so, fate can be rewound and played again, this time without a devastating ending. Robert Leon has imagined a million times what he could have, should have done on the night that shattered his own and another's life.
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August 24, 2003 | Celeste Fremon, Celeste Fremon is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who regularly covers gangs and the police.
When tragedy occurs, those who are most drastically affected often find themselves searching for the exact point at which another path could have been taken, as if by doing so, fate can be rewound and played again, this time without a devastating ending. Robert Leon has imagined a million times what he could have, should have done on the night that shattered his own and another's life.
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November 3, 1996
The age-old question "Am I my brother's keeper?" was eloquently answered in Celeste Fremon's insightful article ("Can Hollywood Save Crazy Ace?" Oct. 6). I worked teaching classes within the prison system for several years before such programs were dismantled by the government. I came to know many young men who sincerely wanted to change their lives but needed help in order to do so. The trend away from rehabilitative programs in the prisons is a step in the wrong direction. Let Robert (Crazy Ace)
MAGAZINE
November 3, 1996
The age-old question "Am I my brother's keeper?" was eloquently answered in Celeste Fremon's insightful article ("Can Hollywood Save Crazy Ace?" Oct. 6). I worked teaching classes within the prison system for several years before such programs were dismantled by the government. I came to know many young men who sincerely wanted to change their lives but needed help in order to do so. The trend away from rehabilitative programs in the prisons is a step in the wrong direction. Let Robert (Crazy Ace)
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October 6, 1996 | Celest Fremon, Celeste Fremon's last piece for the magazine was on writer Greg Sarris and the Coast Miwok Indians. Fremon is the author of "Father Greg & the Homeboy," about Father Greg Boyle
Just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1996, Robert Leon, known on the street as Crazy Ace, was released from the California state prison at Norco. For four years and three months, from the time he was 21 years old, Ace had been in the care of the state's correctional system. On the morning of his release, he walked into the cool spring sunshine wearing oversized jeans, a white T-shirt and black Nike tennis shoes. His homeboys had taken up a collection to buy him the clothes.
MAGAZINE
September 14, 2003
Many lessons can be gleaned from the story of ex-gang leader Robert Leon, not the least of which is that idleness and financial distress can lead to bad ends ("Wrong Place. Wrong Time. Wrong Ending?" by Celeste Fremon, Aug. 24). Perhaps if his employment on films had not dried up, with productions moving to Canada, this story would have had a happier ending. Rodney Marvin Producer Los Angeles
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June 9, 1999
33333 Golden Lantern Dana Point 92629 (949) 496-6666 * Enrollment: 2,600 * Established: 1973 * Team name: Dolphins * Newspaper: The Paper * Principal: Kay Rager * Student president: Robert Leon * Winning moments: Student government elections via video; Jostens Publishing yearbook graphic design recognition; record number of students took Advance Placement tests; Digital High School grant; three Color it Orange scholarships; wrestler Grant Entsminger won Division II championship in 171-pound
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2001
A former gang leader has been arrested by the FBI in Las Vegas for allegedly shooting one man to death and trying to kill another on March 31. Robert Valenzuela Leon, 31, had been a fugitive since the shootings outside Little Pedro's restaurant in Los Angeles, said Laura Bosley of the FBI. Leon had worked for years as a Hollywood production assistant after getting out of prison in 1996 and joining a program to dissuade others from gangs.
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January 17, 1991
Nicholas V. Fusano, a leading figure in the San Fernando Valley's agricultural industry for many years, has died at a Mission Hills hospital. He was 78. A longtime resident of Sylmar, Fusano died Sunday of kidney failure, said his sister, Angie Fusano. Born Nov. 24, 1912, in Sylmar, which was then planted with large olive groves, Fusano worked as a boy for the Sylmar Packing Co. In 1938, his father opened Cristo Fusano & Sons Inc.
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August 22, 2003 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
He'd suit up in a security officer's uniform, police said, and wait patiently inside his pickup truck for people to stagger out of bars. He'd shine his truck's high beams on them, flash his badge, ask why they were going to drive while drunk -- then he'd search them, Santa Ana Police Sgt. Baltazar De La Riva said. With their backs turned, he'd empty their wallets and stuff their money into his pocket and flee, De La Riva said.
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October 6, 1996 | Celest Fremon, Celeste Fremon's last piece for the magazine was on writer Greg Sarris and the Coast Miwok Indians. Fremon is the author of "Father Greg & the Homeboy," about Father Greg Boyle
Just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1996, Robert Leon, known on the street as Crazy Ace, was released from the California state prison at Norco. For four years and three months, from the time he was 21 years old, Ace had been in the care of the state's correctional system. On the morning of his release, he walked into the cool spring sunshine wearing oversized jeans, a white T-shirt and black Nike tennis shoes. His homeboys had taken up a collection to buy him the clothes.
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April 21, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- After a five-hour standoff with a SWAT team, a drug suspect identified as linked to a Mexican prison gang was found dead Monday in a La Mesa motel of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, officials said. U.S. marshals had attempted to arrest the 40-year-old man being sought on a federal drug warrant. After shooting at the marshals, he refused to leave his room at a Rodeway Inn. After negotiations proved futile, authorities used a flash grenade. A woman in the room, possibly the suspect's girlfriend, came out. When authorities rushed the room, the suspect, identified as Robert DeLeon Jr., was found dead of a gunshot wound to his head, officials said.
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May 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
Democrat Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. pushed the need for stronger environmental protection Monday in a white-water rafting trip with outdoors enthusiasts, reporters and two Los Angeles gang members. The presidential candidate took a 1 1/4 hour trip down an 8-mile stretch of the New River where a Virginia woman drowned in a rafting accident just two days earlier. Brown, wearing a protective helmet and life vest, said he wasn't concerned about his safety.
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