October 4, 2000 |
Federal investigators are preparing to search a garbage-strewn hillside near downtown Tijuana for the graves of three people who an informant claims were buried there by former Los Angeles Police Department officers Rafael Perez and David Mack, law enforcement sources confirmed Tuesday. The search, expected to occur within days, is part of an ongoing federal investigation aimed at corroborating the allegations of 23-year-old Sonia Flores, Perez's former lover.
December 18, 1986 |
When 5-year-old Yolanda Roman finally smiled, it was no hesitant little grin. It was a full-blown smile of delight that stretched her wide face to the limit. The little girl, one of 13 children in an impoverished family, had been given a pair of panda slippers. She wore them a full five minutes before the astonishing truth hit her--they were hers to keep. Yolanda's moment of joy took place one recent Sunday in the rain on a muddy hilltop in a part of Tijuana that tourists seldom see.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1986
Two San Diego men were shot Saturday morning in Tijuana by gunmen in a passing car, police reported. Details of the shooting were sketchy, but according to San Diego police, who are helping in the investigation, the two San Diegans were driving in Tijuana about 11 a.m. when a car pulled up alongside and its occupants began firing, hitting the two men. The driver, whose name was not available, reportedly was shot in the head and was taken to a hospital in Tijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1998
You have done a tremendous service to the community with your alarming expose of the underage binge drinking in Tijuana (April 9). My parents are so grateful for the terror, suspicion and panic you have instilled in their hearts and minds. Now they will know the truth: that when I say it's "Blockbuster night" at my best friend's house, I'm really going to TJ for a debauched evening of tequila poppers and "Sex on the Beach" with servicemen. This 20-year-old thanks you very much for ruining her social life.
January 11, 2010 |
It's been a bloody new year so far in this violence-racked city, leaving authorities stunned and apparently speechless. Three teenagers in school uniforms were mowed down by automatic-weapons fire Wednesday. Another youth was shot multiple times last week as he sat in his car outside his parents' upscale home. Four people were decapitated, at least 10 people were killed in drive-by attacks, and five people were kidnapped, including two security guards and a prominent businessman.
April 27, 2012 |
Hugo Crosthwaite has left his indelible mark in group shows across L.A. in recent years, but hasn't had a solo outing here since 2005. His work now occupies Luis de Jesus in the fullest sense of the word. It takes possession of the space; it claims complete visual, emotional and physical attention. Crosthwaite was born in Tijuana, grew up in Rosarito, attended college in San Diego, and now divides his time between Brooklyn and Rosarito. The show, "Tijuanerias," like much of his prior work, scrutinizes his hometown with tenderness, toughness, a knowing eye and a lively sense of humor.