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November 1, 1993 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Raul Martinez was reelected to his third term as Hialeah mayor in 1989, he had just been indicted on federal charges of racketeering and extortion. He still won 53% of the vote. Now, with another mayoral election just days away, Martinez is a convicted felon running for reelection as the city's suspended mayor who soon may have to serve a 10-year prison sentence. But he is still expected to win.
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December 17, 2013 | Jonathan Gold
Like so many people, I had grown to take King Taco for granted, as a stop on an Eastside taco tour that also included the tacos arabes at Elvirita's, the chicken neck tacos at Santa Rita, the carnitas tacos at Antojitos Denise's, and the crunchy shrimp tacos at Mariscos Jalisco. And after a while, as more and more tacos started to crowd onto the itinerary, I began to leave King Taco alone. King Taco may have been what jump-started the craze for tacos al pastor in Los Angeles, and its emergence in the late 1960s may have marked the point where the local taco culture began to move from the Mexican-American hard-shell taco toward the Central Mexican insistence on fresh tortillas, grilled meats and incendiary salsas.
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NEWS
April 5, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The mayor of the city of Hialeah, Fla., surrendered to the FBI to face charges that he conspired with a city councilman to extort payoffs from developers seeking zoning changes. Raul Martinez and the councilman, Andres Mejides, were to appear before a federal magistrate in Miami a day after a grand jury returned indictments against them and Gov. Bob Martinez suspended both men without pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013
Bill Porter Salesman with cerebral palsy was subject of TV Bill Porter, 81, a former door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, died Dec. 4 at a hospital in Gresham, Ore. The cause was an infection, Shelly Brady, a friend and longtime assistant, told KATU-TV. Determined to make his way through life independently despite his physical challenges, Porter spent decades trudging through Portland neighborhoods selling J.R. Watkins skin care creams and other products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013
Bill Porter Salesman with cerebral palsy was subject of TV Bill Porter, 81, a former door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, died Dec. 4 at a hospital in Gresham, Ore. The cause was an infection, Shelly Brady, a friend and longtime assistant, told KATU-TV. Determined to make his way through life independently despite his physical challenges, Porter spent decades trudging through Portland neighborhoods selling J.R. Watkins skin care creams and other products.
NEWS
December 17, 2013 | Jonathan Gold
Like so many people, I had grown to take King Taco for granted, as a stop on an Eastside taco tour that also included the tacos arabes at Elvirita's, the chicken neck tacos at Santa Rita, the carnitas tacos at Antojitos Denise's, and the crunchy shrimp tacos at Mariscos Jalisco. And after a while, as more and more tacos started to crowd onto the itinerary, I began to leave King Taco alone. King Taco may have been what jump-started the craze for tacos al pastor in Los Angeles, and its emergence in the late 1960s may have marked the point where the local taco culture began to move from the Mexican-American hard-shell taco toward the Central Mexican insistence on fresh tortillas, grilled meats and incendiary salsas.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Raul Martinez, the suspended mayor of Hialeah, Fla., was sentenced to 10 years in prison for influence peddling. He was convicted in March of six counts of conspiracy, extortion and racketeering for allegedly extorting almost $1 million in exchange for favors on zoning and other city matters. Martinez is free on bond pending an appeal.
SPORTS
June 10, 1989
Any Dodger fan would admit that a scan of the team's statistics in the morning paper is enough to ruin a good cup of coffee. Let's face it, last year it was Kirk Gibson. This year it's Eddie Murray. The Dodgers are not a one-man team, they are a team that has simply forgotten they are still this year's world champions. RAUL MARTINEZ Northridge
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1994
A fund-raiser for the No on 187 Committee will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at a private home in Palmdale. The event will feature comedians Raul Martinez and Dante Garza and a presentation by a representative of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon. A $20 donation per person is asked. Information: (805) 726-7490 or (805) 947-9261.
NATIONAL
December 20, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Miami hired former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney as the new chief of its department, tarnished by police shootings and brutality charges. Timoney, who also has served as a deputy commissioner of the New York Police Department, was also a candidate for Los Angeles police chief. He is set to take the reins of the 1,100-officer Miami department Jan. 2.
NEWS
November 1, 1993 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Raul Martinez was reelected to his third term as Hialeah mayor in 1989, he had just been indicted on federal charges of racketeering and extortion. He still won 53% of the vote. Now, with another mayoral election just days away, Martinez is a convicted felon running for reelection as the city's suspended mayor who soon may have to serve a 10-year prison sentence. But he is still expected to win.
NEWS
April 5, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The mayor of the city of Hialeah, Fla., surrendered to the FBI to face charges that he conspired with a city councilman to extort payoffs from developers seeking zoning changes. Raul Martinez and the councilman, Andres Mejides, were to appear before a federal magistrate in Miami a day after a grand jury returned indictments against them and Gov. Bob Martinez suspended both men without pay.
NEWS
May 14, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A jury acquitted Hialeah, Fla., Mayor Raul Martinez on a conspiracy charge and deadlocked on five remaining counts in his third racketeering trial. Martinez, 47, was accused of taking $182,000 in payoffs from developers who got favorable zoning decisions. Federal prosecutors said they would not seek to try him a fourth time. His first trial, in 1991, ended in a conviction that was overturned on appeal. His second trial last March ended in a hung jury.
SPORTS
February 11, 1995
In other league games: Ocean View 65, Westminster 53--Dan McDonald scored 26 points and had eight rebounds and five steals for Ocean View (17-10, 7-3), which finished in second place. Ali Enriquez added 13 points and five assists. Westminster finished 9-16, 3-7. Santa Ana 62, Saddleback 59 (OT)--Raul Martinez had 19 points and Danny Rivero had 13 points for visiting Santa Ana (2-8, 7-17). Mike Ochoa had 14 points for Saddleback (1-9, 4-20).
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