July 27, 2012 |
Actress Lupe Ontiveros , who received an Emmy nomination for her role as a nosy mother-in-law on "Desperate Housewives," died Thursday night of liver cancer in a hospital in Whittier, said her agent, Michael Greenwald. She was 69. Ontiveros, a longtime resident of Pico Rivera, was surrounded by friends and family, including actors Esai Morales and Edward James Olmos. Though Ontiveros was seen most frequently in maid roles in everything from "The Goonies"to the sitcom "Reba," her most prominent role was in the 1997 movie "Selena," in which she played Yolanda Saldivar, the president of Selena's fan club who was obsessed with the singing sensation to the point of murder.
April 17, 1999
Abraham Quintanilla made rash and unfounded statements when he spoke about the music industry and this country in particular when he said that 40 years ago, "America wasn't ready for Latin artists singing in English, even if they were Americans" ("The Resonance of Selena" by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, April 9). If that was the case, how do you explain Ritchie Valens and Santo and Johnny [in the late '50s], and Cannibal and the Headhunters, ? and the Mysterians, Sam the Sham and Vikki Carr [early- to mid-'60s]
April 11, 1995 |
Latino organizations continue to express outrage over comments made by radio talk-show host Howard Stern in the wake of last month's shooting death of Selena, the tejano music superstar. The National Hispanic Media Coalition, during a news conference Monday in City of Commerce, called for stations to pull the nationally syndicated program off the air and said it would file complaints against Stern with the FCC.
March 7, 2001 |
* PACIFIC (17-10) vs. CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO (11-16), 12:30 p.m.--Pacific won both games between the teams, 69-57, and 69-45. Pacific's Selena Ho ranks second in the conference in scoring with a 15.1 average and Millie Kimpton is fourth with a 13-point average. Pacific leads the conference with 39.2% three-point shooting. Cal Poly has good balance with sophomore Caroline Rowles leading the way with 10.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Rowles has made 13 of her last 25 field-goal attempts.
July 5, 2003 |
When a play sets out to be deliberately instructive, dramatic integrity can suffer. Such is not the case with "Order My Steps," a Cornerstone Theater production at Watts Labor Community Action Committee's center in South L.A. "Steps" is part of Cornerstone's ongoing Faith-Based Theater Cycle, an ambitious examination of issues of faith and organized religion.
August 21, 1994 |
When Selena Quintanilla was a 14-year-old seasoned performer grinding out one-nighters in the cantinas, nightclubs and back-yard weddings of southern Texas, her ambitions were writ in miniature: a better gig than the current one, a bigger local record company to sign with. Maybe a chance with an even larger company if things really went well. "We just wanted to put food on the table," she recalls. Selena--as she is known--now contents herself with much more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1995 |
The sister of Nicole Brown Simpson had never even heard of Selena when the popular Tejano singer was shot to death six months ago in Texas. But when Tanya Brown's boyfriend played one of Selena's ballads, the haunting words moved her profoundly, inspiring her to link the deaths of her sister and the singer in a campaign against spousal abuse in Spanish-speaking families. Selena's song "hit me hard," Brown said.
April 27, 1995 |
KLSX-FM(97.1), the local outlet for Howard Stern's nationally syndicated morning show, is fighting back against a Latino organization that organized a boycott of station advertisers. General Manager Bob Moore has gone on the air with an editorial denouncing the group's "bullying" actions and urging listeners to call the organization to complain.