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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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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2003 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A trucker involved in an accident last month that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured his girlfriend as they were leaving Tesoro High School for lunch has been found at fault for the crash, CHP officials said Wednesday. The big-rig driver, Alejandro Sanchez Martinez, 42, of Santa Ana, caused the accident when he ran a red light, California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Goodwin said.
NEWS
March 25, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Susan King
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
The sister of a slain police officer whose badge has become an issue in a bruising political campaign criticized the Los Angeles Police Department on Monday, saying it should have pursued a criminal investigation of a man now running for City Council. Karen Kubly, herself a retired LAPD officer, said the contest between businessman Rudy Martinez and Councilman Jose Huizar has stirred up painful memories about her brother. In 1979, David Kubly took part in a high-speed chase that ended when the suspect's car crashed into a Pep Boys auto shop on Crenshaw Boulevard.
NATIONAL
November 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1996 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Grand Avenue" is a compelling story of Native American survival in polarized urban society. It reveals, in illuminating, compassionate fashion, what life is like beyond the endless middle-class platitudes that dominate most prime-time programming. It is television drama at its very best. The first small-screen project produced by Robert Redford, "Grand Avenue" is based upon the book of the same title, written and scripted by Greg Sarris.
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