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February 17, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mexico's Juan Francisco Villalobos stayed ahead of world champion Laurent Fignon in the third stage of the Mexico '93 cycling road race in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
March 3, 1992 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Mexican Venture: Metalclad Corp. in Anaheim said it has entered into a joint venture with Mexican investors to build a hazardous waste processing plant in Veracruz, Mexico. The plant will process up to 120,000 tons of hazardous waste per year and will be located in Mexico's largest oil-producing region. Last month, the joint venture also announced plans to build a waste processing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
May 8, 1998
In celebration of its 40th birthday, Pico Rivera on Saturday is having a huge anniversary parade that will have numerous bands, floats and drill teams. The parade, honoring the merger in 1958 of two towns, Pico and Rivera, begins at 10 a.m. at Passons Boulevard and Rivera Road and ends at Smith Park, where there will be a street fair.
May 23, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - A top Mexican drug cartel commander pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court  in the 2011 ambush attack south of the border that left one American agent dead and a second injured, and three other defendants also admitted their roles in the shootings that sharply strained U.S.-Mexico relations and has prosecutors still hunting for more suspects. The developments in federal court in Washington also provided new details about the ambush, showing that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila were traveling near San Luis Potosi, Mexico, when a Los Zetas Cartel convoy forced them off the road and two “armed hit squads” surrounded their vehicle and demanded they step out. When the agents refused and identified themselves as American diplomats from the U.S.  Embassy, the assailants “fired weapons near and into the vehicle, striking both agents,” court records show.
May 30, 1986 | DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writer
Seven California residents, a Mexican businessman and a retired Arizona doctor have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Tucson on charges of smuggling rare cactus plants into the United States from Mexico. The case is only the second federal prosecution for the smuggling of endangered plants, according to Don Carr, chief of the Justice Department's Wildlife and Marine Resources Center in Washington. U.S.
May 30, 1986 | DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writer
Seven California residents, a Mexican businessman and a retired Arizona doctor have been indicted by a grand jury in Tucson on federal charges of smuggling rare cactus plants into the United States from Mexico, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. Among those named in two indictments handed down Wednesday were a Van Nuys attorney and two couples who operated cactus shops in Tarzana and Littlerock, near Lancaster. U.S.
August 21, 1986
Long Beach city Auditor Robert Fronke has appointed Garry Burroughs assistant city auditor. Burroughs, a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience, replaces Jay Hansen, who retired. Burroughs is relocating to Long Beach. Long Beach Councilman Edd Tuttle has been appointed by the council to the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission. He will replace Marc Wilder, who did not run for reelection to the council.
Oxnard police are investigating allegations by eight men who say they were sexually abused as children at a church and on trips by a priest now working in Mexico. The eight men, including two who are now police officers, sued Father Fidencio Silva, his order and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Thursday, alleging battery, negligent supervision and sexual abuse. Under California law intended to protect civil defendants in such cases, the four lawsuits did not name the priest or other defendants.
January 13, 1989 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times Staff Writer
Five hundred people were expected, but more than 2,000 showed up. They held candles and walked through a grimy Santa Ana neighborhood where the sheen of poverty and tough workaday lives was lessened by the glow of candlelight and the festive air of the holidays. The walk was Las Posadas, the traditional re-enacting of Mary and Joseph's search for a place to stay to await the birth of Jesus Christ.
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