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January 13, 2003 | Gail Davis, Special to The Times
As an independent businessman, Steve Salas has but one goal: to build a better gopher trap. That means more of the old-fashioned kind. Although there are now electronic gopher traps on the market, Salas' tiny family business specializes in the traditional but still-popular box and metal traps. The 42-year-old Santa Paula resident began making the devices in the eighth grade, when he worked after school for a man who made gopher traps out of his garage.
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January 21, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carmen Cortez remembers distinctly the only Latina teacher she had while growing up poor in a family of nine children in La Colonia, a working-class Latino neighborhood in Oxnard. "She stands out in my mind, because she looked like me and sounded like me," said Cortez, a reading specialist with 11 years of teaching experience in Oxnard.
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October 26, 1992
Briggs Elementary School District Three candidates, including one incumbent, are running for two seats on the board to represent the two-school, 340-student district in Santa Paula. The loser in the three-person race has been promised a two-year appointment to the board. Carolyn (Jauregui) Bowker Age: 45 Occupation: Owner of a farm management business. Education: Associate of arts degree from Ventura College.
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