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December 1, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN and CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 42-year-old Santa Rosa Valley mother was arrested in her hospital room Tuesday on suspicion of fatally shooting three of her young sons. Socorro "Cora" Caro, recovering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, was arrested at Los Robles Regional Medical Center at 11:45 a.m. on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder, sheriff's officials said.
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February 18, 2000
It is disheartening to see the ridiculous "Protect Marriage" signs on people's lawns. As a pastor who does marriage counseling from time to time, I cannot figure out how limiting marriage to any group of people can somehow "protect" it. If Jim and Joan are having problems in their marriage, it makes no difference whether Mike and Mary--or Steve and Sean--are married or not. We protect marriage by making sure the couple is ready for it before getting married....
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November 24, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV TINA DIRMANN and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The wife of a respected San Fernando Valley physician, described as a doting mother and active churchgoer, apparently shot and killed three of her children, then tried to kill herself with a gunshot to the head, Ventura County sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Her distraught husband, Dr. Xavier Caro, 52, called police after returning to his ridge top home in the upscale Santa Rosa Valley at 11:20 p.m. Monday to find his three school-age sons dead from wounds to the head, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN and CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 42-year-old Santa Rosa Valley mother was arrested in her hospital room Tuesday on suspicion of fatally shooting three of her young sons. Socorro "Cora" Caro, recovering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, was arrested at Los Robles Regional Medical Center at 11:45 a.m. on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder, sheriff's officials said.
NEWS
February 18, 2000
It is disheartening to see the ridiculous "Protect Marriage" signs on people's lawns. As a pastor who does marriage counseling from time to time, I cannot figure out how limiting marriage to any group of people can somehow "protect" it. If Jim and Joan are having problems in their marriage, it makes no difference whether Mike and Mary--or Steve and Sean--are married or not. We protect marriage by making sure the couple is ready for it before getting married....
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December 25, 1987 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Roger Thompson was heading east on the Ventura Freeway when up ahead he saw a man climb to the top of a safety fence on the Lynn Road overpass near Thousand Oaks. It took Thompson a few seconds to figure out what the man was doing, and the feeling of dread hit him just as the man jumped to the pavement in front of his van. Thompson braked and swerved, just missing the man who had landed face-down on the freeway Wednesday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph was a creative, starry-eyed 11-year-old who consistently made the honor roll or principal's list. Michael was the socially adroit one, an 8-year-old budding Casanova who boasted of having several girlfriends. Christopher, 5, was a natural comedian who often had his family clutching their sides in laughter. On Monday their father, prominent Northridge rheumatologist Xavier J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Computer programmer Rick Woodman will remember the way the gunfire sounded for the rest of his life. Not the way he expected. At first, he thought it was a nail gun. Then, as the reports continued, one after another, he realized what it was. He heard screaming from the first floor of Postal Innovations and realized it was receptionist Sandy Strecker. He ran from his office on the second floor and scrambled down a stairway to find his boss face down in blood.
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November 26, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with a search warrant, Ventura County sheriff's detectives Thursday returned to the upscale Santa Rosa Valley home where three young boys were fatally shot earlier this week in hopes of gathering additional evidence. Authorities suspect that Socorro "Cora" Caro, 42, the wife of a prominent Northridge doctor, fatally shot her three sons in the head as they slept before turning the gun on herself Monday night. Killed were Christopher Caro, 5; Michael Caro, 8, and Joseph Caro, 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
A Simi Valley man who had threatened suicide three times in less than two weeks while perched on a freeway overpass was arrested when he climbed on an overpass a fourth time and refused to budge, authorities said Thursday. The California Highway Patrol diverted westbound traffic from the Simi Valley Freeway at Yosemite Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday and kept the lanes closed for nearly an hour, a CHP spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph was a creative, starry-eyed 11-year-old who consistently made the honor roll or principal's list. Michael was the socially adroit one, an 8-year-old budding Casanova who boasted of having several girlfriends. Christopher, 5, was a natural comedian who often had his family clutching their sides in laughter. On Monday their father, prominent Northridge rheumatologist Xavier J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with a search warrant, Ventura County sheriff's detectives Thursday returned to the upscale Santa Rosa Valley home where three young boys were fatally shot earlier this week in hopes of gathering additional evidence. Authorities suspect that Socorro "Cora" Caro, 42, the wife of a prominent Northridge doctor, fatally shot her three sons in the head as they slept before turning the gun on herself Monday night. Killed were Christopher Caro, 5; Michael Caro, 8, and Joseph Caro, 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1999 | DARYL KELLEY and CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A woman suspected of killing three of her sons and then shooting herself in the head refused to answer questions and asked for a lawyer while awaiting surgery, authorities said Wednesday. Socorro "Cora" Caro, 42, of Santa Rosa Valley, the wife of a prominent physician, is suspected of shooting her three school-age sons in the head while they slept Monday night, then sparing the life of her toddler son, authorities said.
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November 24, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV TINA DIRMANN and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The wife of a respected San Fernando Valley physician, described as a doting mother and active churchgoer, apparently shot and killed three of her children, then tried to kill herself with a gunshot to the head, Ventura County sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Her distraught husband, Dr. Xavier Caro, 52, called police after returning to his ridge top home in the upscale Santa Rosa Valley at 11:20 p.m. Monday to find his three school-age sons dead from wounds to the head, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Computer programmer Rick Woodman will remember the way the gunfire sounded for the rest of his life. Not the way he expected. At first, he thought it was a nail gun. Then, as the reports continued, one after another, he realized what it was. He heard screaming from the first floor of Postal Innovations and realized it was receptionist Sandy Strecker. He ran from his office on the second floor and scrambled down a stairway to find his boss face down in blood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
A Simi Valley man who had threatened suicide three times in less than two weeks while perched on a freeway overpass was arrested when he climbed on an overpass a fourth time and refused to budge, authorities said Thursday. The California Highway Patrol diverted westbound traffic from the Simi Valley Freeway at Yosemite Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday and kept the lanes closed for nearly an hour, a CHP spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1999 | DARYL KELLEY and CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A woman suspected of killing three of her sons and then shooting herself in the head refused to answer questions and asked for a lawyer while awaiting surgery, authorities said Wednesday. Socorro "Cora" Caro, 42, of Santa Rosa Valley, the wife of a prominent physician, is suspected of shooting her three school-age sons in the head while they slept Monday night, then sparing the life of her toddler son, authorities said.
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