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March 3, 1990 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drug dealers have a nickname for Rosa Perez. They call her "La Dedo (The Finger)," because she's not afraid to point them out to the police. Perez, a mother of three, is hated by the drug dealers in her neighborhood. She often carries a broomstick to scare away the thugs who harass her and her children. But she is not afraid of them, she says.
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November 24, 1990 | LILY ENG
Rosa Perez no longer has to carry a baseball bat for protection whenever she steps outside her house. She doesn't have to watch drug dealers sell cocaine on the street corners. And no one has called her La Dedo-- "The Finger"--in months. Perez, who was honored by President Bush earlier this year for her fight against drug dealers, moved out of one of the worst crime areas in Santa Ana seven months ago and is settling into a new suburban life elsewhere in Orange County.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1990 | LILY ENG
Rosa Perez no longer has to carry a baseball bat for protection whenever she steps outside her house. She doesn't have to watch drug dealers sell cocaine on the street corners. And no one has called her La Dedo-- "The Finger"--in months. Perez, who was honored by President Bush earlier this year for her fight against drug dealers, moved out of one of the worst crime areas in Santa Ana seven months ago and is settling into a new suburban life elsewhere in Orange County.
NEWS
March 3, 1990 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drug dealers have a nickname for Rosa Perez. They call her "La Dedo (The Finger)," because she's not afraid to point them out to the police. Perez, a mother of three, is hated by the drug dealers in her neighborhood. She often carries a broomstick to scare away the thugs who harass her and her children. But she is not afraid of them, she says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1998 | JASON KANDEL and JOHN CANALIS
Rosa Perez has resigned as vice president of student services at Rancho Santiago Community College District. She will take a similar job at Chabot College in Hayward. She has served as lead student services administrator at Santiago Canyon College since 1995. A native of San Francisco, Perez joined the Rancho Santiago Community College District after three years as dean of counseling, advising and matriculation at Skyline College in San Bruno.
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January 25, 1992 | BOB ELSTON and ROSE APODACA
A motorist who handed a critically injured infant to a bystander and fled the scene of a crash remained unaccounted for Friday while the infant continued to be listed in critical condition with a fractured skull. The 2-month-old infant, Wendy Gonzales, was in the intensive care unit at UCI Medical Center in Orange. Her mother, Maria Perez, 27, and sister, Anna, 3, were both treated for injuries after Thursday's accident and spent Friday at the infant's bedside, according to relatives.
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September 1, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new group dubbed "Mothers for Justice" marched outside the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building in downtown Friday against what members termed an unfair justice system that is railroading children into jail. The group of 40 demonstrators says a combination of overzealous prosecutors and inept defense attorneys is responsible for wrongfully convicting many young people and overemphasizing minor offenses.
SPORTS
November 21, 2002 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A blue-ribbon commission Wednesday heard five hours of passionate and contradictory testimony on the volatile issue of whether Title IX, federal legislation designed to boost sports opportunities for women, has led to discrimination against men. A parade of witnesses told the commission that numerous men's college sports teams have been dropped or trimmed back to comply with the "proportionality" rule that requires a kind of athletic parity between men and women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1990
A Corona woman was killed early Thursday morning when she lost control of her car and slammed into a telephone pole, Santa Ana police said. Rosa Linda Perez, 21, died at the scene, Police Lt. Earl Porter said. She and a passenger, identified as Ramon Ayala, 26, of Santa Ana, were southbound on the 21000 block of Bristol Street at 2:17 a.m. when for an unknown reason she veered off the road and struck the telephone pole, Porter said.
NEWS
March 2, 1990 | STEVE EMMONS and TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush took his anti-drug campaign to Los Angeles and Santa Ana today, urging television producers to fight drug abuse through their programs and praising Orange County for its "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" campaign. While addressing members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Century City, Bush was heckled briefly by two people, one of them shouting: "Why don't you ever talk about AIDS? Why don't you lead the country on AIDS?"
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June 20, 2001 | SARAH HALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police intensified their search Tuesday for a Hollywood filmmaker who disappeared a week ago after failing to show up at a friend's birthday celebration. Wendy Bott, 38, who recently finished shooting "Robbie's Brother," a film she co-directed and wrote, was last seen by a friend in West Hollywood about 8 p.m. June 12. Bott had said she was on her way to Miceli's Italian Restaurant in Hollywood for another friend's birthday party, but she never made it.
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May 23, 1992 | From Associated Press
Prostitutes who work the streets of the city's red-light district have formed an organization to protest what they claim is harassment and blackmail by police officers. The women leveled their charges against police officers at a press conference Thursday. They are part of a 70-member group dubbed "Vanguard of Free Women, Mary Magdalene" after a prostitute who, according to the New Testament of the Bible, found redemption in Jesus Christ.
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