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May 8, 1999
The results of last Saturday's UCLA-USC track meet were reported in your edition in a small article on Page 13. On Page 1 was the result of a horse race in Kentucky involving horses no one has heard of. I think our local schools' sporting events deserve better than that. VICTOR SPENCER, Northridge
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May 8, 1999
The results of last Saturday's UCLA-USC track meet were reported in your edition in a small article on Page 13. On Page 1 was the result of a horse race in Kentucky involving horses no one has heard of. I think our local schools' sporting events deserve better than that. VICTOR SPENCER, Northridge
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July 16, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three ex-convicts, whom prosecutors described as habitual drug users, have been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder charges for setting an arson fire that killed five family members and sparked racial tensions at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts. The three men are accused of lighting the pre-dawn blaze last September to intimidate members of the Zuniga family, who had complained about narcotics dealing around their 102nd Street apartment.
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July 16, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three ex-convicts, whom prosecutors described as habitual drug users, have been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder charges for setting an arson fire that killed five family members and sparked racial tensions at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts. The three men are accused of lighting the pre-dawn blaze last September to intimidate members of the Zuniga family, who had complained about narcotics dealing around their 102nd Street apartment.
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October 5, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 20-year-old picture of movie legend John Wayne is stirring up already divisive feelings in the Los Angeles County Fire Department after a Carson battalion chief ordered a portrait of Wayne off the wall of the Victoria Street station. So many firefighters were incensed by the order that the union has filed a grievance, even though the picture was quickly reinstated by county Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman.
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February 5, 1994
Two men were sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for setting a fire that killed five members of a family that suffered the wrath of drug dealers. Superior Court Judge Charles Horan followed a jury's recommendation in sending Victor Spencer, 39, and Harold Mangram, 48, to state prison for the rest of their lives. Jurors rejected the prosecution's argument that the defendants deserved to die for their crime.
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November 9, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than two years after an arson fire roared through an apartment in the Jordan Downs housing project and killed five members of a family, a jury was sworn in Monday to hear the case against the men charged with the crime. The prosecution's case will try to show that Harold Mangram, 48, and Victor Spencer, 39, set the fire at the home of Juan and Guadalupe Zuniga to ingratiate themselves with crack cocaine dealers. There were 17 people sleeping at the Zuniga's apartment the morning of Sept.
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December 23, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting the death penalty, a jury recommended that two men serve life terms without the possibility of parole for setting a fire that killed a great-grandmother, her granddaughter and the granddaughter's three small children. The prosecutor had argued passionately for the death penalty against Harold Mangram, 48, and Victor Spencer, 38, in the arson two years ago at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts.
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December 3, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men accused of pouring gasoline through a family's mail chute and setting a fire that killed three young children, their mother and great-grandmother were convicted of murder and arson Thursday. Harold Mangram, 48, and Victor Spencer, 39, did not show any signs of emotion as a court clerk read the jury's verdicts. The courtroom was filled with spectators, including relatives of the victims and defendants, and an entire unit of police officers who worked on the case.
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December 4, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against two men convicted of setting a fire that killed five members of a family that had suffered the wrath of crack dealers. On Thursday, a jury found Harold Mangram, 48, and Victor Spencer, 39, guilty on five counts of first-degree murder and one count of arson. The penalty phase is to begin Dec. 13. Deputy Dist. Atty.
SPORTS
October 23, 2004
A look at some of the statistical leaders across the Southland as reported to The Times: RUSHING * Chane Moline, Mission Viejo: Rushed for four touchdowns and 133 yards in 12 carries in a 49-6 South Coast League victory over Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills. * Rafael Reynolds, San Fernando: Rushed for 260 yards and three touchdowns, including a 98-yard scoring run in the third quarter, in a 30-14 Valley Mission League victory over Reseda.
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January 9, 1996 | PETER Y. HONG and LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Juan Zuniga's daughter, three young grandchildren and mother-in-law died in the 1,200-degree heat of a second-floor bedroom when three vengeful drug addicts poured gasoline through the family's mail slot and set their apartment ablaze. More than four years after the 1991 fire at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts, two of the arsonists are locked up for life and Zuniga, 68, and his family have moved to public housing on the Eastside.
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