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May 25, 1992
In 1542, two years after Hernando Cortes retired as Viceroy of Mexico and returned to Spain, Juan Cabrillo received a commission to find a sea route to the Atlantic Ocean, around what was then believed to be the island of California. Cabrillo's ships were dismantled on Mexico's Caribbean shore, carried by pack mules over rugged mountains and through dense jungles, then reassembled by 40 shipwrights and local Indians.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Amid a series of financial and management problems, a nonprofit organization formed to organize a year-long celebration of Balboa Park, the city's "crown jewel," is calling it quits. Balboa Park Celebration Inc. is disbanding and turning over its responsibilities to City Hall, officials announced Tuesday. The group, allocated $2.8 million from the city in 2011 to begin its efforts, had been asked to put together a centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama-California International Exposition at Balboa Park, a seminal event in San Diego history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1985
A 100-year history of San Diego--from Old Town, to New Town, to the modern skyline-can be seen in a six-minute slide--sound presentation at Great American First Savings Bank branch, 1110 Rosecrans St., through Aug. 7. Using 215 slides, the presentation includes pictures of the early waterfront, construction of the Hotel del Coronado and scenes from the World War II era.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
SAN DIEGO - In the history of American art, Charles Reiffel is probably the best early Modernist painter you've never heard of. Celebrated in his own day for Expressionist landscapes of remarkable verve and complexity, he quickly fell off the national radar screen after his death in 1942, just before turning 80. I was unaware of his work until 2008, when seven paintings turned up - and stood out - in a group show . Now, however, the artist...
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November 20, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury concluded a 7 1/2-month trial Friday by acquitting a former nursery school volunteer of 35 counts of child abuse and kidnaping that had kept him jailed without bail for 2 1/2 years. With family members and friends cheering behind him, Dale Akiki, 36, wept as the clerk announced the jury's findings of not guilty to all felony and misdemeanor counts stemming from alleged incidents at a local church in 1988 and 1989.
REAL ESTATE
December 29, 1985
Construction has begun on the third phase of the San Diego Historical Society's $2-million Museum of San Diego History in Balboa Park, scheduled for completion next summer. The architect is Robert D. Ferris, and the contractor is Trepte Construction Co., whose director of marketing, Paul Muzzy, said: "Construction of the 20,000-square-foot facility is taking place in phases as funds are raised.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cleophus Prince Jr., 23, of Birmingham, Ala., pleaded innocent in the serial slayings of five San Diego County women stabbed by an intruder who broke into their homes. The killings took place between January and September, 1990. Once the subject of the largest manhunt in San Diego history, Prince was ordered held without bail pending a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 30.
SPORTS
August 22, 1989 | JIM LINDGREN
Darrin Wagner, a San Diego State running back, was absent from practice Monday and said he is unsure if he will practice today because of "personal stuff I had to take care of." "Things are not going my way right now. I'm just not mentally there right now. It has nothing to do with football. I'm just tired," he said. Said Coach Al Luginbill: "I need to talk to the young man before I can comment."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1990
A man who held police at bay at the Harbor Island Travelodge hotel during the longest SWAT team operation in San Diego history pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of kidnapping with the use of a firearm. Randy Joe Dolph, 18, made his plea before Municipal Judge Charles L. Patrick, who said that Dolph faces a maximum sentence of 13 years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 27.
NEWS
February 11, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Oregon man was awarded custody Tuesday of his long-lost daughter in the bizarre case of a toddler kidnapped in San Diego in 1990 and found in November in Puerto Rico by a social service worker who noted that the 9-year-old had the same birthmark and smile as the photo of the missing girl. The disappearance of 14-month-old Crystal Anzaldi sparked one of the largest missing persons investigations in San Diego history, and the case had remained a mystery ever since.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
Nature can be a temperamental subject to capture in still photography. But every now and then, amid changing weather and lighting conditions, it seems to pause and pose for a shot of simple yet breathtaking beauty -- whether it's an elk silhouetted in the morning mist or pencil-thin lightning strikes set against a sky fading from midnight blue to vibrant orange hues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
On the first day of their runoff campaign, Councilwoman Donna Frye and former Police Chief Jerry Sanders promised a rancor-free race, which would be something unusual in a San Diego mayoral contest. They also promised to wake up voters to the seriousness of the city's problems. Frye, a Democrat, had hoped for an outright win Tuesday but captured 43% of the vote, short of the majority needed for a victory without a runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2003 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Twenty-one people have been indicted on a total of 154 felony charges in the largest, most sophisticated identity-theft ring in county history, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis said the ring operated for more than a year and victimized hundreds of people before an individual incident led police to a series of cases involving the same defendants and similar stratagems. No tally has yet been made of the amount allegedly stolen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Larry Booth, 82, former curator of photographs for the San Diego Historical Society who built and preserved one of the best collections of local history photographs in the nation, died of cancer Jan. 20 at his home in San Diego. Booth recognized the need for preserving historical photos in the 1950s as a photographer and photo historian for what later became known as Title Insurance & Trust Co.
NEWS
February 11, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Oregon man was awarded custody Tuesday of his long-lost daughter in the bizarre case of a toddler kidnapped in San Diego in 1990 and found in November in Puerto Rico by a social service worker who noted that the 9-year-old had the same birthmark and smile as the photo of the missing girl. The disappearance of 14-month-old Crystal Anzaldi sparked one of the largest missing persons investigations in San Diego history, and the case had remained a mystery ever since.
NEWS
November 20, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury concluded a 7 1/2-month trial Friday by acquitting a former nursery school volunteer of 35 counts of child abuse and kidnaping that had kept him jailed without bail for 2 1/2 years. With family members and friends cheering behind him, Dale Akiki, 36, wept as the clerk announced the jury's findings of not guilty to all felony and misdemeanor counts stemming from alleged incidents at a local church in 1988 and 1989.
NEWS
August 18, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Navy mechanic given the boyhood nickname of "Little Pie" because of his moonish face and easygoing disposition, stands to become the 371st person on California's Death Row after a jury recommended Tuesday that he be executed for the stabbing deaths of six women in 1990. The jury deliberated two days on a sentencing recommendation for Cleophus Prince Jr.
NEWS
May 16, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cop goes to a murder scene and sees blood and a body and lots of human tragedy. Rick Carlson, a homicide detective for the San Diego Police Department, sees all these things and something else too. He sees the makings of art. For the last year, Carlson has been going home after his shift and furiously painting murder scenes: murder scenes he remembers from his days as a rookie, murder scenes he is still investigating, murder scenes from San Diego history.
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