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September 19, 1993 | DAVID A. AVILA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traffic was snarled along Main Street, but an estimated 20,000 people Saturday were happily caught in the chaos, playing games, shopping and promenading through the festival celebrating Mexico's independence. "What a beautiful day to have a celebration," said Miguel Antonio De La Cruz, 81, of Anaheim, who arrived in the United States 40 years ago from Zacatecas, Mexico. "It's wonderful to live."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1996 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Latinos gathered in downtown Santa Ana on Sunday to honor Mexico's patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, who appeared before an Indian peasant 465 years ago near modern-day Mexico City. Official crowd estimates were unavailable, but at least 1,000 worshipers attended the ceremony, which included a procession led by Bishop Norman McFarland that traveled four blocks from 4th Street and Broadway to 4th and Spurgeon streets.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Times Staff Writer
The gig: As founder and president of Tower General Contractors Inc. in Sun Valley, Flores has worked on hundreds of projects in Southern California, including remodeling the Beverly Hills City Hall and building the Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center in Downey. Chances are you've passed a building he's built on your way to work. Education: Flores, 52, who immigrated to the U.S. from Zacatecas, Mexico, when he was 5 wasn't planning on college until he got a scholarship from Rockwell International.
NEWS
January 26, 1989
One must answer the letter to the editor from Ronald J. Legault (Times, Jan. 19). The comments are misleading and unfair, and by publicly airing our internal squabbles, tarnish the image of our city. A clarifying response is very much in order to the points raised in the letter. First, Mayor Moses was provided city funds to attend a League of Cities Conference during May 10-13, 1988, in San Francisco. Instead, he chose to use the money to pay for hotel accommodations in the Lee Vining area where he was distributing political posters for a state senatorial candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside Rosa Ceballos' house, her family and friends spent Friday lost in mourning, still stunned by her sudden death along the trolley tracks in Watts. Her grown children leaned against the fence, rubbing their eyes and speaking softly to one another. Some of her grandchildren bicycled silently past. But when the Blue Line train sounded its whistle and hurtled by, everyone looked up and some shook their heads.
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July 18, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It mattered little that all the other 839 students at Dennis McKinna School wore whatever they wanted, short of violating the campus dress code. For the last three months, the parents of first-grader Stephanie Ochoa scooted their child off to school suited up in a uniform: white polo shirts and blouses, navy blue jumpers, shorts and skirts. "[Her parents] take this very seriously," said first-grade teacher Margaret Steketee.
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May 31, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent testified Wednesday that a defendant in the Enrique Camarena murder trial told him last July that Mexico's attorney general "was involved" with drug traffickers while he was governor of the Mexican state of Jalisco in the mid-1980s. Under questioning by the prosecution, DEA Agent Abel Reynoso said in Los Angeles federal court that defendant Javier Vasquez Velasco made the statement about Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1994 | Susan Byrnes, Times Correspondent
Sandra Ruiz moved with her family to Huntington Park from Mexico four years ago not speaking a word of English. Starting a new life in the United States meant riding two hours a day on a school bus to Tujunga and back and sleeping three to a bed with her sisters in a one-bedroom apartment shared by her parents and five siblings. But the Verdugo Hills High School valedictorian said the hardest part has been just finding a place to study. "I studied on the bus," Sandra said.
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November 27, 1997 | LISA FERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most people are grateful for everyday gifts on Thanksgiving: health, family, friends. But there are those who give thanks for something many take for granted: the ability to speak English. "Thank you to my teachers," Frederico Rodriguez of Zacatecas, Mexico, said Wednesday. "I always hope I can help people to learn English, too." Rodriguez was one of about 125 English as a Second Language students who celebrated Thanksgiving on Wednesday at the Conejo Valley Adult School.
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May 31, 1994 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Santa Paula man was arrested early Monday on suspicion of fatally shooting his brother and wounding another brother in the arm during a family gathering at their rural ranch house. Moises Galaviz, 41, was booked into Ventura County Jail on suspicion of murder and held on $250,000 bail. He is suspected of killing his 35-year-old brother, Jose Luis Galaviz, and wounding Aurelio Galaviz, another brother of undisclosed age. Jose Galaviz was pronounced dead at the scene.
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