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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2001
I sometimes disagree with your editorial position on issues, but never have I seen you miss the mark so badly as you did with your Aug. 20 editorial opposing the nomination of former Orange County Supervisor Gaddi Vasquez as director of the Peace Corps. My reaction upon hearing of Vasquez's nomination was that he was the perfect choice for that job. Vasquez personifies America. Raised by immigrant farm workers from Mexico, he took advantage of the great opportunities in this country to get an education, perfect his public speaking skills, build a successful career and perform considerable public service.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Long before Mexico descended into its "drug war," the phrase itself was invented in another country. In the 1980s the underground industry that processed coca into cocaine and shipped it northward to U.S. consumers transformed Colombian society. It created powerful drug barons who became public villains and icons, and it saw a country and its public institutions nearly consumed by a culture of violence. Juan Gabriel Vásquez's deeply affecting and closely observed new novel takes up the psychic aftermath of that era, as residents of Colombia's capital, Bogota, struggle to make sense of the disorder and dysfunction that's enveloped their daily lives.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
Orange County Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez said Sunday that he is considering a candidacy for the Republican nomination for secretary of state. "There's been some interest, and I've received some substantial encouragement in the Republican Party," Vasquez said. He said he will weigh the "personal and public considerations" and make a decision in the next two weeks. Vasquez, 34, is viewed as an up-and-coming Republican politician who has a bright future in a party that is eager to broaden its base to include minorities.
SPORTS
July 4, 2013 | Wire reports
People familiar with the trade say Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland have agreed to a three-team deal sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings. The people, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of trades until July 10, say Portland is sending second-round draft pick Jeff Withey to New Orleans and a future draft pick to Sacramento as part of the deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez was expected to return to work today after suffering a concussion in a Sunday evening traffic accident. At home after his discharge from St. Joseph Hospital in Orange on Monday, Vasquez said he was still groggy from the collision and was looking forward to "a good night's sleep." "Now I know what a deer feels like in the headlights of an oncoming car," the supervisor said. "It was quite a scary experience. There was nowhere to go."
SPORTS
October 30, 1999
Vasquez 12, Bishop 9--Erick Jackson rushed for 139 yards in 27 carries and Wes Anderson rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns in 18 carries for Vasquez (2-6, 2-2) at Bishop. Anderson scored on runs of two and three yards. Vasquez finished with 308 yards rushing. Shawn Bolding contributed 71 yards in 12 carries. Bishop had 139 total yards, 58 in the first half. Jason Parker led Bishop (2-6, 1-3) with 79 yards in 13 carries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Cathedral City Mayor pro tem Charles F. Vasquez was arrested and charged with stealing public funds, allegedly by using a program for computer purchases to buy MasterCard gift cards and other personal items. Vasquez, 52, was charged with three felony counts of misappropriation of public funds in excess of $2,000. The councilman was arrested at his Cathedral City home Monday at about 9 p.m. by investigators with the Riverside County district attorney's office. He was being held at the Indio jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.  Riverside County prosecutors are alleging Vasquez misused city funds provided to city employees and council members so they could purchase desktop computers, laptop computers or tablets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Cathedral City Mayor Pro Tem Charles F. Vasquez, who was arrested and charged with stealing public funds, has been released from an Indio jail on $50,000 bail, officials said. The Riverside County district attorney's office alleged he used a program for computer purchases to buy MasterCard gift cards and other personal items. Vasquez, 52, was charged with three felony counts of misappropriation of public funds in excess of $2,000. The councilman was arrested at his Cathedral City home Monday about 9 p.m. by D.A. investigators.
NEWS
May 8, 1989
Orange County Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez said he is considering running for the Republican nomination for California secretary of state. "There's been some interest and I've received some substantial encouragement in the Republican Party," Vasquez said. He said he would weigh the "personal and public considerations" and make a decision in the next two weeks. Vasquez, 34, is viewed as an up-and-coming Republican politician who has a bright future in a party that is anxious to broaden its base to include minorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1988
The Saddleback Valley Unified School District expresses its thanks to Orange County Supervisor Gaddi Vasquez for his efforts to correct a dangerous traffic situation that exists at Serrano Intermediate School in Lake Forest. There have been a number of pedestrian, bicycle and automobile accidents on Jeronimo Road in front of the school due to heavy traffic. Upon receiving a phone call from the school district alerting him to the problem, Vasquez was out to the school almost immediately.
NEWS
June 15, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Nearly 20 years ago Michael Lieber promised his friend and colleague Joseph Vasquez that he would see his final project, "The House that Jack Built," come to fruition in a way Vasquez would be proud of. The filmmaker died of complications from AIDS shortly thereafter. Lieber hopes that Sunday at the Los Angeles Film Festival he'll show that he upheld that promise. “If Joe saw it, he'd say, 'Damn, they nailed it,'” Lieber said. The film tells the story of Jack, a young man dealing drugs in the Bronx in order to afford an apartment building in which he houses his extended family.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By August Brown
As most of America willingly submits to our new electronic-music robot overlords , something funny is happening in the alleys, parking lots and forgotten spaces around Los Angeles. Rock 'n' roll -- not just shorthand for "guitar music," but the stuff of Buddy Holly glasses, long reverbs and Eisenhower-era vibrato -- is bubbling up again, with a classic-L.A.-punk edge. Long Beach's Tijuana Panthers is one of the best of the lot, with a jangle and a sneer that land halfway between Roy Orbison and the Burger Records garage-rock cabal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Cathedral City Mayor pro tem Charles F. Vasquez was arrested and charged with stealing public funds, allegedly by using a program for computer purchases to buy MasterCard gift cards and other personal items. Vasquez, 52, was charged with three felony counts of misappropriation of public funds in excess of $2,000. The councilman was arrested at his Cathedral City home Monday at about 9 p.m. by investigators with the Riverside County district attorney's office. He was being held at the Indio jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.  Riverside County prosecutors are alleging Vasquez misused city funds provided to city employees and council members so they could purchase desktop computers, laptop computers or tablets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Cathedral City Mayor Pro Tem Charles F. Vasquez, who was arrested and charged with stealing public funds, has been released from an Indio jail on $50,000 bail, officials said. The Riverside County district attorney's office alleged he used a program for computer purchases to buy MasterCard gift cards and other personal items. Vasquez, 52, was charged with three felony counts of misappropriation of public funds in excess of $2,000. The councilman was arrested at his Cathedral City home Monday about 9 p.m. by D.A. investigators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Manuel Vasquez defends the unusual product he's selling. But not everyone's buying it. Vasquez is the 26-year-old co-owner of a boutique who produces records in his spare time. His latest release features music written and performed by convicted mass murderer Charles Manson. "I've gotten some hate mail from it. There are people not appreciating the release of music by him," he said. "People say they don't understand why I'd want to associate myself with this or why I would be interested in releasing it. " Even his parents tried to talk him out of pressing and selling the 40-minute vinyl album.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2012 | By Sam Allen and Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
Two incumbents were ousted from their seats on the board at the Central Basin Municipal Water District after a year of scrutiny over agency practices. Directors Rudy Montalvo and Ed Vasquez lost by large margins Tuesday in an election dominated by allegations of misconduct at the district, which serves more than 2 million residents in Southeast Los Angeles County. "This speaks volumes about the perception of the public," said James Roybal, who defeated Vasquez. The district attorney's office is probing Central Basin's reimbursements of travel expenses as well as the campaign finances of board member Art Chacon.
SPORTS
October 8, 2000 | MITCH POLIN
Vasquez 22, Rosamond 14--John Tosto scored two touchdowns in the second half for the Mustangs (2-2-1, 1-1) in a nonleague victory at Vasquez. Tosto scored on a two-yard run and ran for a two-point conversion to make it 14-14 late in the third quarter. After an interception by Jon Fettinger gave the Mustangs the ball at the Rosamond 17-yard line, Tosto scored on a six-yard run early in the fourth quarter. He finished with 97 yards in 23 carries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2011 | By Corina Knoll and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
A 33-year-old man was in critical but stable condition Saturday after being stabbed during what began as a fistfight on the Metro Gold Line as it traveled through Pasadena, authorities said. The violence Friday evening came on the heels of a fatal stabbing the week before on a Metro Red Line train. That stabbing also followed a fight and was the first slaying on the subway since it began operations in 1993. The latest attack took place aboard a northbound Gold Line train about 6:30 p.m. Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
The balmy summer evening and a chance to patronize art galleries, shops and restaurants had drawn hundreds to the Downtown Art Walk on Thursday. Much of the crowd was shoulder to shoulder along Spring near 4th Street where dozens of food trucks had congregated. Among the masses were Jimmy and Natasha Vasquez of Montebello. In a stroller was their son, Marcello, barely 2 months old. His aunt, uncle and four cousins were nearby. About 9:15 p.m., a silver Cadillac DeVille crept down Spring and driver tried to park in front of the El Dorado Lofts on the left-hand side of the one-way street.
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