September 17, 2012 |
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.
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September 22, 2013 |
Growing up, Evelyn Martinez's mother didn't want her to ride a bike. "She thinks it's not safe for women to be riding late at night, and cars are dangerous too," Martinez said. Moreover, her mother told her: "Bicycles are for men. " But after a chance meeting last year, Martinez joined an all-female, predominantly Latino cycling group that is both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture. Like men's bike crews, it defies L.A.'s monolithic car culture with an in-your-face ethic, reflected in its name: the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade.
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.
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February 8, 2011 |
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.
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February 14, 1997 |
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.
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.