November 20, 1986
Five finalists have been selected for the post of president of the 18,000-student Cerritos College by the Board of Trustees. The finalists were chosen from a field of 32 applicants for the president's position. President Wilford Michael has announced his retirement effective at the end of the year. Finalists include the president of Seattle Central Community College, Ernest A. Martinez; president of Crafton Hills College of Yucaipa, Donald L.
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January 31, 2004
A motorcyclist died Friday after hitting a pickup that had turned in front of him at a Fountain Valley intersection, police said. Guy A. Martinez Jr., 24, of La Puente was declared dead at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center shortly after the 5 p.m. accident at El Manzano Avenue and Ward Street. Police said that Martinez was northbound on Ward Street when he hit the pickup turning left from westbound El Manzano Avenue.
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February 9, 2005 |
Rancho Santiago Community College District trustees have appointed Erlinda Martinez president of Santa Ana College. She replaces Rita Cepeda, who was moved to a vice chancellor position last summer, a move faculty considered a demotion. Martinez begins her job March 14. She had been vice president for student services/assistant superintendent at Cerritos College in Norwalk since 1995. Martinez has a doctorate in education from USC.
November 1, 1995 |
"One Night Stand" finds an attractive advertising executive (Ally Sheedy), fresh from a divorce from a man she never loved and from the death of her mother, whom she did, going home from a disco with a stranger (A Martinez). Considering how handsome and sexy and confident he is on the dance floor and how vulnerable she is, it is completely understandable that she throw caution to the wind.
March 25, 1987 |
Federal authorities here have arrested a Colombian citizen who, according to court papers, is a suspected hit-man who is responsible for about 50 drug-related slayings. Kevin McInerney, assistant U.S. attorney handling the case, said authorities are trying to check the authenticity of the hit-man allegation, which appears in a document attached to a complaint against a Martinez Micolta filed by John Hughes, a special agent of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in San Diego.
July 8, 2013 |
This year marks the 25th anniversary of such classics as the Oscar-winning best film, "Rain Man"; the first installment in the action-thriller "Die Hard" series with Bruce Willis; the innovative live-action/animated blockbuster "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," which spawned the modern golden age of animation; and the comedy "Big," starring Tom Hanks in his first Oscar-nominated performance. It's also the silver anniversary of the chiller "Child's Play," which Roger Ebert described as "a cheerfully energetic horror film of the slam-bang school, but slicker and more clever than most.
June 27, 2013 |
Michael Martinez and Michelle Davilla of L.A. Compost make their rounds in West Covina once a week - he on a Cannondale hybrid, she on a single-speed. Both have cargo trailers attached to their bikes' frames. They stop first at a restaurant called Señor Baja, where a kitchen worker brings out two buckets of refuse, mainly cabbage used in the fish tacos. At the nearby One Veg World vegan restaurant, they get a rainbow of scraps: papaya, avocado, carrots, greens. Owner Nancy Tran exchanges two five-gallon plastic buckets for fresh empties (plastic pickle containers recycled from In-N-Out)
October 27, 1986 |
Alongside the graffiti-splashed walls of a Boyle Heights neighborhood, where spray-painted names and gang insignia cover mom-and-pop stores, a 10-by-40-foot mural rests untouched. Set against the red, white and green of the Mexican flag, the painting shows a Christ figure emerging, arms spread, from a Bible. On one side is an Aztec warrior and on the other a modern street gang. But more important than what is there may be what isn't.
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February 24, 2014 |
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Atty. Mike Feuer called Monday for a crackdown on prostitution in two parts of the San Fernando Valley. Under a plan Martinez will submit to her council colleagues Friday, the city would add two police patrols, step up enforcement of the people who commit and arrange the crimes, and set up a program to divert prostitutes as young as 12 from a life on the streets. The added patrols, at a cost of up to $300,000, will target portions of Lankershim and Sepulveda boulevards, Martinez said.
November 14, 2006 |
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), a prominent Latino who previously served in President Bush's Cabinet, will assume the high-profile post of Republican National Committee general chairman, GOP officials said Monday. Martinez, 60, will remain in the Senate when he takes the reins of the RNC in January, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting a formal announcement.