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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.
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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.
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.
NEWS
April 1, 2003 | Hugo Martin and Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writers
On March 25, as members of the U.S. Marine Corps were shuttling supplies across the Euphrates River in southern Iraq, a tank apparently plunged into the water, killing three Marines who a month earlier had lived and worked in Twentynine Palms. Two of those Marines, Patrick T. O'Day and Francisco A. Martinez Flores, were from California. The third, Donald C. May Jr., came from Virginia, but lived with his wife and two children at the military base in the California desert.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Victor Martinez, who won the 1996 National Book Award for young people's literature for his semi-autobiographical novel about growing up Mexican American in California's Central Valley, has died. He was 56. Martinez died Feb. 18 at his San Francisco apartment of lung cancer, said his sister, Martha Manzano. The cancer was related to juvenile papillomavirus, which first struck him as an adolescent. Doctors linked the virus to growing up around pesticides, his sister said. The fourth of 12 children of migrant farm laborers, Martinez was born Feb. 21, 1954, in Fresno.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2000
A construction worker was electrocuted late Tuesday while working at a business, officials said. The worker, Edward Delatorre, 24, of Bell was lying on scaffolding in full cardiac arrest when paramedics reached him, according to Anaheim Fire Department spokesman Kent Mastain. He was taken to Anaheim Memorial Medical Center and was pronounced dead shortly after 11 p.m. Anaheim police Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2008 | Associated Press
A 27-year-old man walking home from a Coldplay concert plunged 30 feet to his death after he tried to leap across a gap in a bridge spanning a riverbed, authorities said. Witnesses saw Guillermo Gomez of Alhambra try to jump across a 10-foot gap that separates the westbound and eastbound lanes of Katella Avenue and fall onto a bike path below, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez. Gomez, who had attended the concert Tuesday night with a relative, died less than an hour later at a hospital, Martinez said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1995 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"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.
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