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November 14, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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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.
NEWS
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.
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.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Not only was Henry Darrow the first Puerto Rican star of an hour-long TV series, playing the charismatic and devilish Manolito Montoya on the 1967-71 NBC western "The High Chaparral," he also was among the first to become a teen dream whose handsome visage adorned the pages of 16 and Tiger Beat magazines. "I appealed to the more mature 12- to 14-year-olds," Darrow said with a laugh over the phone from the home he shares with his second wife, Lauren Levian, in Wilmington, N.C. He added that his costar, Mark Slade, who played the brooding Blue on the sagebrush saga, "appealed to the 9- to 11-year-olds.
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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