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August 5, 1993 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Harbor City man who clipped off his court-imposed electronic monitoring anklet, then tracked down his estranged wife in Carson and shot her to death has been sentenced to a prison term of 30 years to life. In a tense courtroom session Tuesday at which family members of both the convicted man, Steve Moon Martinez, and the victim, Nikki Martinez, warily eyed one another, Compton Superior Court Judge John Cheroske imposed a sentence that was one year short of the maximum.
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January 4, 2010 | By Scott Glover
As Steve Martinez settled into his role last week as the top FBI agent in Los Angeles, any trepidation he felt about taking charge of one of the bureau's busiest and most demanding field offices was tempered by an experience he had seven years ago in a "field office" of another kind. That experience began with an intriguing telephone message from an official at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., who asked that Martinez call him back on a "secure" line. At the time, the U.S. was gearing up for its war in Iraq in the spring of 2003.
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January 13, 2008
Wilson High football: The obituary of former Wilson High School football coach Vic Cuccia in Saturday's California section referred to Steve Martinez as the current Wilson coach and said he had been an all-star receiver in 1977 for Cuccia. Martinez was the all-star receiver, but the current coach -- quoted in the story -- is Eddie Martinez, who also played football at Wilson.
NEWS
January 13, 2008
Wilson High football: The obituary of former Wilson High School football coach Vic Cuccia in Saturday's California section referred to Steve Martinez as the current Wilson coach and said he had been an all-star receiver in 1977 for Cuccia. Martinez was the all-star receiver, but the current coach -- quoted in the story -- is Eddie Martinez, who also played football at Wilson.
NEWS
September 24, 1986
A 45-year-old Stanton man who was walking across Beach Boulevard in Westminster in an area not designated as a crosswalk was fatally injured when struck by a car, Westminster police reported. The victim, Richard Joseph Sandberg, was crossing Beach Boulevard between 18th Street and Westminster Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. Sgt. Steve Martinez said Sandberg was struck by a southbound car. Sandberg was taken to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m., Martinez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1994
A truce between Latino gangs in the San Fernando Valley has been in effect for more than seven months. There have been episodes of violence during that time, but they have resulted in no deaths of gang members, according to truce organizers. The treaty was arranged by two volunteers, William (Blinky) Rodriguez, co-owner of the Jet Center gym in Van Nuys, and Donald Garcia, who spent more than half his life in prison before turning his life around seven years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2010 | By Scott Glover
As Steve Martinez settled into his role last week as the top FBI agent in Los Angeles, any trepidation he felt about taking charge of one of the bureau's busiest and most demanding field offices was tempered by an experience he had seven years ago in a "field office" of another kind. That experience began with an intriguing telephone message from an official at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., who asked that Martinez call him back on a "secure" line. At the time, the U.S. was gearing up for its war in Iraq in the spring of 2003.
SPORTS
December 22, 1991
Canyon, the top-ranked wrestling team in the county, extended its dual-meet winning streak to 80 by defeating third-ranked Huntington Beach, 48-14, Saturday in the championship match of the Canyon Tournament. Canyon has not lost a dual meet since 1986. Matt Padgett won the 171-pound match for Canyon, which won 11 of the 13 matches. Steve Martinez won the 145-pound match for Huntington Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1993
A Harbor City man who killed his estranged wife after removing an electronic monitoring anklet while under house arrest was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years to life in prison. Steve Moon Martinez, 27, showed no emotion as Compton Superior Court Judge John Cheroske handed down a sentence one year shy of the maximum. Deputy Dist. Atty.
SPORTS
February 1, 1991
Huntington Beach High School's wrestling team won the Sunset League title by defeating Santa Ana, 72-0, Thursday. Dan Beck (112-pound division), Mike Nguyen (125), Scott Labeda (130), Steve Alfano (135), Steve Martinez (140), Rob Wright (145), Dan Lukes (171) and heavyweight Mike Bolster each had pins for Huntington Beach (26-6, 6-0).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1994
A truce between Latino gangs in the San Fernando Valley has been in effect for more than seven months. There have been episodes of violence during that time, but they have resulted in no deaths of gang members, according to truce organizers. The treaty was arranged by two volunteers, William (Blinky) Rodriguez, co-owner of the Jet Center gym in Van Nuys, and Donald Garcia, who spent more than half his life in prison before turning his life around seven years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1993 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Harbor City man who clipped off his court-imposed electronic monitoring anklet, then tracked down his estranged wife in Carson and shot her to death has been sentenced to a prison term of 30 years to life. In a tense courtroom session Tuesday at which family members of both the convicted man, Steve Moon Martinez, and the victim, Nikki Martinez, warily eyed one another, Compton Superior Court Judge John Cheroske imposed a sentence that was one year short of the maximum.
NEWS
September 24, 1986
A 45-year-old Stanton man who was walking across Beach Boulevard in Westminster in an area not designated as a crosswalk was fatally injured when struck by a car, Westminster police reported. The victim, Richard Joseph Sandberg, was crossing Beach Boulevard between 18th Street and Westminster Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. Sgt. Steve Martinez said Sandberg was struck by a southbound car. Sandberg was taken to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m., Martinez said.
SPORTS
May 22, 1991 | KEN HILL
Arlington 10, Brea-Olinda 0--Sophomore right-hander Tim Carlson (9-1) had a no-hitter through 4 1/3 innings and finished with a two-hitter for top-seeded Arlington (25-4), which won its 10th consecutive game. Paul Garcia's ground-ball single to left ended Carlson's no-hit bid in the fifth. Arlington used an 11-hit attack to score three runs in the first inning, highlighted by Steve Martinez's two-run home run. Brea finished 15-12.
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June 9, 1985
Intruder Slain: A 17-year-old intruder was shot and killed early Saturday when he was confronted by a Westminster man who discovered the teen-ager inside his home, police said. The homeowner, whom police declined to identify, was sleeping in his house on Bevan Street when he woke up to a noise at about 4:30 p.m. and confronted the young man, according to police Sgt. Steve Martinez.
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