CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2013 |
Each morning at 7, Marcelino Martinez arrives at the Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks. Wearing a thick white chef's coat, he inspects the fryers first - for the purity of the cooking oil and height of the flame. This has been his routine for 43 years. In this kitchen and many like it, the restaurant manager has trained hundreds of fellow Zapotec Indians from the highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico, to cook patty melts, onion rings and lobster bisque at El Hamlet . Most have moved on, preparing German, Italian, French and California cuisine at various restaurants throughout Los Angeles.
April 15, 1986
A man who claims Hollywood Park unjustly denied him $1 million in winnings will appeal the dismissal of a key portion of his lawsuit against the race track, his attorney said Monday. "I'm quite dismayed that we lost at the trial level, but we have every intention of being successful at the appellate level," attorney George A. Martinez said. Superior Court Judge Robert A. Mallano last week said he agreed with a Hollywood Park Operating Co.
May 26, 1988 |
The pale hands of Albuquerque poet and free-lance journalist Demetria Martinez trembled as she held the poem that has come to symbolize her status as newest cause celebre of the American Sanctuary movement. But that first image of frailty changed as Martinez--wrapped in a black rebozo--recited her poem, "Nativity: For Two Salvadoran Women, 1986-1987," to the audience filling the pews of a former Presbyterian church, now slightly haggard Pacific Symphony Concert Hall in Santa Ana.
July 16, 1996 |
Atlanta Brave shortstop Jeff Blauser will be out four to six weeks after breaking his left hand when he was hit by a pitch by Montreal's Jeff Juden in Monday night's game against Montreal. Blauser was replaced by Rafael Belliard and the Braves went on to win the game, 5-4. * Ryne Sandberg was hit on the outside of his right knee by a pitch by Pittsburgh's Steve Parris in the eighth inning Monday and had to be helped off the field.
November 14, 1989 |
A Martinez man convicted of rape, kidnaping for rape and attempted murder hanged himself in his cell at San Quentin Prison after serving only five days of his 23-year sentence, officials said. Lyndon D. Dicks, 21, who was a gardener for a homeowners association in Orinda, was found dead in his cell on Sunday, hanging from a noose made of sheets, a prison spokesman said. No note was found in the cell, the spokesman said. Dicks was sentenced Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.