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July 16, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff Writer
When Ricardo Ordorica rented his home to a soft-spoken white-haired woman two years ago, the Mexican immigrant thought he had finally stepped up a rung on the American ladder to success. He had worked eight years as a night janitor to earn the down payment for the quaint Victorian house on a tree-lined downtown street. And his first and only tenant meant that he could afford to move his family to a better neighborhood in suburbia.
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August 3, 1997 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There sat the yellow Ryder truck, snuggled up to the golden-domed state Capitol, parked, locked, deserted and highly suspicious. Out went the security alarm. Uniformed officers cautiously approached. They couldn't identify the truck's purpose and summoned a bomb-sniffing dog. No explosives. False alarm.
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August 3, 1997 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There sat the yellow Ryder truck, snuggled up to the golden-domed state Capitol, parked, locked, deserted and highly suspicious. Out went the security alarm. Uniformed officers cautiously approached. They couldn't identify the truck's purpose and summoned a bomb-sniffing dog. No explosives. False alarm.
NEWS
April 10, 1997 | GEORGE SKELTON
If Frank Fat had kept his real name--Dong Sai-Fat--he might not have become a living historical landmark. "Dong's" as a restaurant name just would not have had the ring--the delicious absurdity--of "Fat's." Same for his phony illegal immigrant name, Wong. Sounds more like a grocery. But it was part of the man's innate genius that as a struggling young immigrant from Canton, China, he named himself Frank Fat. Recalls his son, Wing Fat: " 'Frank Fat' just fit."
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April 10, 1997 | GEORGE SKELTON
If Frank Fat had kept his real name--Dong Sai-Fat--he might not have become a living historical landmark. "Dong's" as a restaurant name just would not have had the ring--the delicious absurdity--of "Fat's." Same for his phony illegal immigrant name, Wong. Sounds more like a grocery. But it was part of the man's innate genius that as a struggling young immigrant from Canton, China, he named himself Frank Fat. Recalls his son, Wing Fat: " 'Frank Fat' just fit."
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July 16, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff Writer
When Ricardo Ordorica rented his home to a soft-spoken white-haired woman two years ago, the Mexican immigrant thought he had finally stepped up a rung on the American ladder to success. He had worked eight years as a night janitor to earn the down payment for the quaint Victorian house on a tree-lined downtown street. And his first and only tenant meant that he could afford to move his family to a better neighborhood in suburbia.
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