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February 4, 2013 | By Lauren Frayer, Los Angeles Times
VALENCIA, Spain - A 2009 snapshot shows the president of Spain's Valencia region cruising along in a $200,000 Ferrari. It was Francisco Camps' victory lap, after presiding over the Formula One European Grand Prix and the America's Cup yacht race. Valencia was dubbed the "California of Spain" for its gorgeous coastline, modern architecture and mind-set. Construction of upscale homes and resorts was booming. Four years later, that Ferrari photo has become an embarrassing reminder of Valencia's heady growth years - and how much has gone awry since then.
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February 4, 2013 | By Lauren Frayer, Los Angeles Times
VALENCIA, Spain - A 2009 snapshot shows the president of Spain's Valencia region cruising along in a $200,000 Ferrari. It was Francisco Camps' victory lap, after presiding over the Formula One European Grand Prix and the America's Cup yacht race. Valencia was dubbed the "California of Spain" for its gorgeous coastline, modern architecture and mind-set. Construction of upscale homes and resorts was booming. Four years later, that Ferrari photo has become an embarrassing reminder of Valencia's heady growth years - and how much has gone awry since then.
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July 1, 2007
A crew member for Emirates Team New Zealand is pretty much on his own during the fifth race of the America's Cup finals Friday off Valencia, Spain. The Kiwis lost the race to defender Alinghi of Switzerland.
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August 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ingrid Haringa of the Netherlands defended her world championship in the women's 30-kilometer points race on the first day of the weeklong World Cycling Championships at Valencia, Spain.
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February 25, 1991
Spanish rider Melchor Mauri won the 49th Tour of Valencia, Spain, cycling race, a 578-mile, six-stage event, with a time of 23:56:14.
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September 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mike McCarthy became the first American ever to win a gold medal in the five-kilometer professional pursuit at the World Cycling Championships in Valencia, Spain, when he beat Briton Shaun Wallace and his wind-resistant Lotus superbike.
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April 25, 1994
Fulgencia Garcia Lopez, 79, known as Garcieta, the artist who created the popular porcelain Lladro sculptures. Juan Lladro, president of the Spanish company, said Garcieta was the first to recognize a trend toward decorative rather than functional ceramic objects. The artist started making the figurines of people and animals in muted colors that are now recognized and sold around the world.
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