The November 2004 issue of the Boulevard Sentinel includes Tom Topping's story, "Food Fight Takes Deadly Bite," about a fatal food fight in Highland Park.
Jorge Rivas was shot to death in his bakery on York Blvd on October 22, 2004. Police aprehended as Robert Awwad, who owned a 99 Cent Store next door to the bakery where Mr. Rivas worked. Topping wrote, "According to neighbors, the two had had a long running business dispute. Awwad's shop carries 99 cent store type items, and he started to carry food items such as potato chips and eggs as well. Rivas went over over to complain that it was hurting his business. An argument ensued and ended with the gunshots."