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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.
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NEWS
September 16, 1996 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Rosalie Martinez first laid eyes on serial killer Oscar Ray Bolin Jr., he had been brought from Florida's death row to a small holding cell in the county jail here to await the first of his three retrials. Convicted of the brutal rapes and murders 10 years ago of three young women, 35-year-old Bolin is considered by authorities to be a dangerous psychopath, a smooth-talking con man and an escape risk who has made direct threats on the lives of police.
SPORTS
September 17, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS — After the 10th round of what would be Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s first loss, boxing's power brokers briefly huddled. The big question for the honchos: How are we going to rehabilitate this guy's reputation? Chavez took care of that himself. By producing a stirring, promising rally that revealed his fighting heart like never before, Chavez knocked down Sergio Martinez in the 12th round and appeared one more big blow away from victory when the bell rang, clinching Martinez's unanimous-decision triumph in the World Boxing Council middleweight championship bout.
NEWS
May 26, 1988 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
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.
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1997 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Will F. Peck, H.V. Gentry and T.T. Roach certainly knew how to cement their place in Los Angeles history. The pioneer sidewalk builders proudly stamped their names on the city's walkways and street curbs when the concrete was being poured 70 years ago in Woodland Hills, Mar Vista and Echo Park. A million footsteps later, their handiwork endures. So does a bit of the history of the subdivisions that have shaped Los Angeles and its surrounding suburbs. Thanks to J.A.
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