September 16, 1996 |
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
June 27, 2013 |
Michael Martinez and Michelle Davilla of L.A. Compost make their rounds in West Covina once a week - he on a Cannondale hybrid, she on a single-speed. Both have cargo trailers attached to their bikes' frames. They stop first at a restaurant called Señor Baja, where a kitchen worker brings out two buckets of refuse, mainly cabbage used in the fish tacos. At the nearby One Veg World vegan restaurant, they get a rainbow of scraps: papaya, avocado, carrots, greens. Owner Nancy Tran exchanges two five-gallon plastic buckets for fresh empties (plastic pickle containers recycled from In-N-Out)
February 9, 2005 |
Whew, I'm in the club. Even though I was born in Mexico, I can run for the presidency if this columnist gig doesn't work out. I called my mother over the weekend, just to make sure. Had she lived in the United States at least five years prior to my birth? Check. Were at least two of those years after she had attained the age of 14? Check. Want to send my exploratory committee its first contribution? No check.
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.