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July 17, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 20-square-foot elevated ring with a bright blue canvas and four taut ropes is centered within the tiny arena. Noted ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr., attired in tuxedo, swings a leg between the ropes and reaches for the microphone as the first bell sounds. It looks like a boxing match. It sounds like a boxing match. It just doesn't smell like a boxing match.
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June 20, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK
Boxing is back at the Warner Center--for now, at least. This time with some new faces and, perhaps, more pizazz. Oxnard promoter Robert Valdez, still on his feet trying to eke out a career in the fight game, climbed into a new arena this week when he announced his next program will take place Aug. 15 at L.A. Fitness Center in Woodland Hills.
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SPORTS
June 20, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK
Boxing is back at the Warner Center--for now, at least. This time with some new faces and, perhaps, more pizazz. Oxnard promoter Robert Valdez, still on his feet trying to eke out a career in the fight game, climbed into a new arena this week when he announced his next program will take place Aug. 15 at L.A. Fitness Center in Woodland Hills.
SPORTS
July 17, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 20-square-foot elevated ring with a bright blue canvas and four taut ropes is centered within the tiny arena. Noted ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr., attired in tuxedo, swings a leg between the ropes and reaches for the microphone as the first bell sounds. It looks like a boxing match. It sounds like a boxing match. It just doesn't smell like a boxing match.
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January 25, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 564-1038
Six city police officers were recently honored for their ability to identify and recover stolen vehicles. Officers Karl Beilby, John Benyak, Domingo Cabrera, James Geist, Fedencio Zepeda and Robert Valdez were honored by the California Highway Patrol and the Auto Club of Southern California for recovering 81 stolen vehicles in a year, with 36 arrests and total recovery value of $393,000.
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October 16, 1985 | Associated Press
A Fresno woman convicted of felony charges of torturing a cat that was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire was sentenced today to four years and eight months in state prison. Janet Jimenez was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Gene Gomes on a guilty plea. Sentencing of a codefendant, Robert Valdez, is scheduled Oct. 31. A witness, Betty Mitchell, testified that before the 14-week-old cat was set on fire July 12, Jimenez asked her "if I wanted to see a show."
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May 17, 1991
Six community groups spent Thursday sandblasting and repainting graffiti-covered walls in a 20-block area of South-Central Los Angeles. About 45 people helped to wipe out the work of "taggers" on Main Street between Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards, said Robert Valdez of the Board of Public Works. Valdez said this is the first time that the groups, including the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and the Boys and Girls Club of Venice, have joined forces to clean up a neighborhood.
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November 9, 1999 | LOUISE ROUG
A Santa Ana police officer crashed into a power pole while chasing a suspected gunman late Sunday night, authorities said. The officer, Robert Valdez, was treated for minor injuries at Western Medical Center-Santa Ana and released early Monday morning. The chase began shortly before midnight Sunday when Valdez began chasing a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Juan Pablo Aguilar, who was suspected of firing gunshots near McFadden Avenue and Flower Street, Sgt. Raul Luna said.
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September 9, 1987
A Vietnam veteran who lost an eye and an arm in combat was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison on his third bank robbery conviction. Fernando Robert Valdez, 38, of San Diego, who won two Purple Hearts, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Rhoades, who could have given him 20 years. "This is one of the toughest cases I've had for sentencing," said Rhoades. "There's no question Mr. Valdez has sacrificed much for his country."
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January 15, 1998 | CHRIS CHI
After canceling plans to hold boxing matches at an Oxnard nightclub, minor league baseball team owner Don DiCarlo now says he is ready to host a slate of matches at Ventura's Derby Club. In a news release, the Pacific Suns owner announced the "Battle By the Sea," his inaugural boxing card, will take place Jan. 29 at the Ventura site. Ticket prices were listed as $20 for general admission, $30 to $35 for preferred seating and $45 for ringside seats.
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February 27, 1997 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quick-thinking deputies outwitted a suspected drug dealer who tried to escape from a court holding area by confiscating an identification wristband from a detainee scheduled to be released, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday. Robert Valdez, 19, was at Van Nuys Municipal Court Tuesday to be processed on charges of possession of an illegal substance for sale when he physically threatened another detainee if the man did not hand over his ID, Deputy Angie Prewett said.
SPORTS
March 26, 1998
Monthly professional boxing in Ventura County has been slow developing under fledgling promoter Robert Valdez of Oxnard. But the series returns tonight for its third program and second in three months at The Derby Club at Seaside Park. A six-bout card featuring unheralded young fighters is headed by an eight-round main event between lightweights Eduardo Leon of Mexico and Olegario DeLeon of Monterey Park.
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