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November 1, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty years ago, Ron and Jerry Azarkman sold watches and electronic products door to door in the city's Central American enclaves. Seated in the modest living rooms of customers, the Israeli-born brothers began an intimate study of risk and reliability. "[Now] you call it credit. Then, it was 'Take a watch. You have $5? I'll come and pick up another $5 next Friday,"' said Ron Azarkman, chief executive of what eventually became the La Curacao department store chain.
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November 1, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty years ago, Ron and Jerry Azarkman sold watches and electronic products door to door in the city's Central American enclaves. Seated in the modest living rooms of customers, the Israeli-born brothers began an intimate study of risk and reliability. "[Now] you call it credit. Then, it was 'Take a watch. You have $5? I'll come and pick up another $5 next Friday,"' said Ron Azarkman, chief executive of what eventually became the La Curacao department store chain.
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March 4, 2002 | ELENA GAONA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each time any of his friends plan a visit to El Salvador, Henry Aguilar places his to-go order. They better bring him back some chicken or things could get ugly. "Trajiste pollo?" he asks as soon as they return to Los Angeles. "Did you bring chicken?" Everyone knows he's talking about Pollo Campero, fried and rotisserie-style chicken with a loyal following throughout Latin America, especially in El Salvador and Guatemala. "It is the tastiest thing there can be.
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December 5, 2004 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
When hundreds of immigrants celebrated Mexico's Independence Day at an Anaheim parking lot, they transformed the tarmac into a boisterous village carnival. Vendors sold T-shirts with images of revolutionary Emiliano Zapata and his latter-day namesake, the Zapatista Revolutionary Army. Food stands hustled tacos and churros, sugary fried dough. The crowd cheered as an announcer called out the names of Mexican states.
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June 20, 1993 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ
SHOPPING CENTERS ARE SURROUNDED BY iron bars. Windowless department stores have concrete walls thick enough to stop vehicles from crashing through. Rooftops are extra-high in the hope of preventing Molotov cocktails from landing on them. Supermarket loading docks are hidden behind walls and metal doors to deter robberies. Welcome to post-riot Central Los Angeles. Throughout the central city, many businesses destroyed in last year's riots are being redesigned to be as crime-proof as possible.
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February 11, 1996 | TIM MAY and LISA LEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If this community were a sick patient, its prognosis might have been described as poor not so long ago. But Panorama City, affectionately called "the heart of the Valley" by its boosters, is beginning to show signs again of a steady pulse. Its heart, it turns out, was stronger than a lot of people thought.
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