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September 5, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Richard Martin, an insurance broker who as a young man played the comic cowboy Chito Rafferty in more than 30 Western serial films for RKO, died Sunday of complications from leukemia at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. He was 75. Martin, of Balboa Island, started his show business career as a receptionist for MGM making $17.76 a week. His goal was to be a makeup man, but his acting career began after one of his friends, on a lark, bet an agent that he couldn't get Martin an acting contract.
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April 20, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers. The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence or disaster just by being themselves -- dogs. People milled around the entrance to the First Lutheran Church of Boston, which sits close to the end of the race route, the site of last year's bombings. The church remained open throughout Marathon Monday 2013.
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March 19, 1989
One need only observe what "T. S. Eliot" backward (very nearly) spells to realize in what waters Wendy Martin is fishing in her diatribe against genius. Although an "acknowledged master of modern poetry," the bank clerk from St. Louis truly belongs on the bottom of the waste heap of literature with countless other Great Second Raters. That Eliot was a misogynist and anti-Semite is indeed unfortunate, especially for his victims, but it has no bearing on the quality of his work. His oeuvre will creep along just fine, on weak spindly legs, down into oblivion, with or without the shove of gruesome gossip.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
A former campaign worker for Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) testified Monday that he was heeding instructions from defendant Rhonda Carmony when he recruited and then collected signatures for Laurie Campbell to run as a decoy Democratic candidate in a crucial 1995 election.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers. The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence or disaster just by being themselves -- dogs. People milled around the entrance to the First Lutheran Church of Boston, which sits close to the end of the race route, the site of last year's bombings. The church remained open throughout Marathon Monday 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most folks who know Richard Martin know him as an insurance salesman. That's what he's been since the '50s, and that's what it says on his business card: Richard Martin Associates, estate planning and business insurance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
A former campaign worker for Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) testified Monday that he was heeding instructions from defendant Rhonda Carmony when he recruited and then collected signatures for Laurie Campbell to run as a decoy Democratic candidate in a crucial 1995 election.
NEWS
March 9, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
A campaign worker for Assemblyman Scott Baugh pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a Republican scheme to plant a decoy Democrat in last year's special election, becoming the first person convicted of a crime in the ballot fraud case. Richard Martin, 26, admitted that he played a significant role in helping Democrat Laurie Campbell get on the Nov. 28 ballot.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1997 | NANCY ZUBIRI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rosa and Salomon Jaime realized they had a recipe for success when their first Pollo Inka restaurant became so packed every night that people who couldn't get inside would order takeout and eat in their cars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2004 | Sharon Bernstein, Times Staff Writer
Travis Johnson put his 2-year-old daughter, Hope, into her car seat and sat down next to her in the back of the Toyota. His friend Patrick Cole was at the wheel, and another friend, Amber Courtney, was in the passenger seat. The Mojave Desert sun was just starting its ascent as the car carrying the baby and the three friends -- all from Ridgecrest -- turned south on U.S. Highway 395 on a Sunday last August, heading to a motorcycle show. An hour later, 23-year-old Cole was dead, thrown from the car when it was broadsided by a motor home filled with vacationers.
NEWS
March 9, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
A campaign worker for Assemblyman Scott Baugh pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a Republican scheme to plant a decoy Democrat in last year's special election, becoming the first person convicted of a crime in the ballot fraud case. Richard Martin, 26, admitted that he played a significant role in helping Democrat Laurie Campbell get on the Nov. 28 ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Richard Martin, an insurance broker who as a young man played the comic cowboy Chito Rafferty in more than 30 Western serial films for RKO, died Sunday of complications from leukemia at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. He was 75. Martin, of Balboa Island, started his show business career as a receptionist for MGM making $17.76 a week. His goal was to be a makeup man, but his acting career began after one of his friends, on a lark, bet an agent that he couldn't get Martin an acting contract.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most folks who know Richard Martin know him as an insurance salesman. That's what he's been since the '50s, and that's what it says on his business card: Richard Martin Associates, estate planning and business insurance.
BOOKS
March 19, 1989
One need only observe what "T. S. Eliot" backward (very nearly) spells to realize in what waters Wendy Martin is fishing in her diatribe against genius. Although an "acknowledged master of modern poetry," the bank clerk from St. Louis truly belongs on the bottom of the waste heap of literature with countless other Great Second Raters. That Eliot was a misogynist and anti-Semite is indeed unfortunate, especially for his victims, but it has no bearing on the quality of his work. His oeuvre will creep along just fine, on weak spindly legs, down into oblivion, with or without the shove of gruesome gossip.
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