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June 17, 1988 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
With summer only days away, Virginia Lopez is completing a ritual she performs each year, asking civic and business groups to help send children from the Ramona Gardens public housing project to amusement parks or museums--anywhere, in fact, that's away from the drug-ridden apartment complex. But this year, as in the past, Lopez has steeled herself against the inevitable disappointments. Last year, only three of her 43 letters seeking help were answered.
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June 17, 1988 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
With summer only days away, Virginia Lopez is completing a ritual she performs each year, asking civic and business groups to help send children from the Ramona Gardens public housing project to amusement parks or museums--anywhere, in fact, that's away from the drug-ridden apartment complex. But this year, as in the past, Lopez has steeled herself against the inevitable disappointments. Last year, only three of her 43 letters seeking help were answered.
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March 30, 1998 | Associated Press
People watched from the safety of their high-rise apartments before dawn Sunday as four men beat a taxi driver to death and dumped his body in the trunk of the cab, investigators said. "Eyewitnesses saw him being beaten and dragged by his feet and thrown in the trunk, but no one called 911," said Det. Virginia Lopez. "It's disgusting."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1986
A 39-year-old woman was struck and killed on Interstate 805 Saturday night in a hit-and-run accident, California Highway Patrol officials reported. Virginia Lopez-Villa, believed to be an illegal alien from Mexico, was hit while she was on the southbound lanes near Palm Avenue in San Ysidro about 10:50 p.m., coroner's deputies said. CHP officials, uncertain how many vehicles hit the victim, were investigating the accident.
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November 1, 1986 | Karen Kucher
An 11-month investigation has resulted in the arrest of two people suspected of being involved in "major narcotics trafficking," said a Sheriff's Department spokesman. Joseph Arvin Ortiz, 36, and Virginia Lopez, 26, were being held in County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail each on charges of possession of narcotics for sale. The two were arrested without incident about 7 p.m. Thursday after police and Sheriff's Department investigators served a search warrant at a home at 7902 Santa Catalina Ave.
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January 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An apparently healthy newborn girl was found abandoned in the diaper section of a grocery store in Denver, her umbilical cord still attached, police said. The infant was taken to Denver Health Medical Center where she was doing well, spokeswoman Stephanie Denning said. "Right now she's doing all the things that a normal newborn would do," Denning said. Doctors estimated that the girl was born sometime on New Year's Day or early Sunday, two to 24 hours before she was found.
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March 30, 1998 | From Associated Press
People watched from the safety of their high-rise apartments before dawn Sunday as four men beat a taxi driver to death and dumped his body in the trunk of the cab, investigators said. "Eyewitnesses saw him being beaten and dragged by his feet and thrown in the trunk, but no one called 911," said Det. Virginia Lopez. "It's disgusting." Apartment manager John Contreras said the victim may have been killed over a parking space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as she was fighting for her life, struggling to survive a decade-long battle with cancer that took away her jaw and lower lip, Daniel Martinez's mother was taking nursing classes to keep up with the profession she loved. So after she passed away, the Oxnard city clerk decided he would honor his mother, Guadalupe Lopez, by giving to the field that she had so wholeheartedly embraced.
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January 24, 1999
Ventura resident Alfredo Alarcon Macias died Thursday at the home of one of his sons following a brief illness. At the time of his death, Macias was surrounded by several family members. He was 84. Macias was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Metcalf, Ariz. He served in the Conservation Corps and worked in the copper mines in Arizona during World War II. After moving to Ventura in 1945, Macias joined Laborers Union Local No.
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October 3, 1995
With their Cape Cod-style roofs and blue-and-white facades, the townhomes of the Tularosa Drive Community in Silver Lake are not what you would expect of a public housing project. Instead, they are "integrated into the neighborhood, and they are probably the nicest building in the neighborhood," says Don J. Smith, executive director of the Los Angeles City Housing Authority.
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March 19, 1992 | MEMO MUNOZ, SPECIAL TO NUESTRO TIEMPO
Some of the wards at Juvenile Hall in Lincoln Heights cried openly after a recent screening of the Universal Studios movie "American Me," recalled actor Edward James Olmos. Olmos said a few of the young prisoners confessed to being scared over the uncertain future they face if they continue breaking the law. The fear might have come from the way Olmos, who stars in the film and also makes his directorial debut, portrays the stark realities of prison life.
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