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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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ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1996 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Grand Avenue" is a compelling story of Native American survival in polarized urban society. It reveals, in illuminating, compassionate fashion, what life is like beyond the endless middle-class platitudes that dominate most prime-time programming. It is television drama at its very best. The first small-screen project produced by Robert Redford, "Grand Avenue" is based upon the book of the same title, written and scripted by Greg Sarris.
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.
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
May 23, 2009 | LAUREN BEALE
You could call it a shorts sale. Tom Lennon, the pants-averse Lt. Jim Dangle on Comedy Central's "Reno 911!" (2003-09), and his actress wife, Jenny Robertson, have purchased a Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000. The seller was "ER" actress Maura Tierney, who had owned the 1913 Craftsman for nearly seven years. The two-story, 3,051-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has been restored and features built-in vintage cabinetry, period details and a living room fireplace.
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.
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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