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February 9, 1989
Vilma S. Martinez, a Los Angeles attorney, has been a member of the University of California's Board of Regents since 1976. She served as president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1973 to 1982. Martinez lives in Los Angeles with her husband, attorney Stuart R. Singer, and the couple's two school-age children. She was interviewed by Times staff writer Sam Enriquez.
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May 6, 1994
The Great Mentioner is at it again. This time it's about who shall be nominated by President Clinton to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Harry M. Blackmun, who will step down later this year. Already the White House has dribbled out half a dozen plausible names. Whether any particular person on the list is a genuine candidate or merely for show isn't clear. But at least one name said to be under consideration richly deserves the White House's serious attention. She is Vilma S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1987 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
The fired head of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Antonia Hernandez, has been accused of mishandling a major job-discrimination lawsuit in Texas as the battle for control of the nation's leading Latino rights group escalates.
NEWS
February 9, 1989
Vilma S. Martinez, a Los Angeles attorney, has been a member of the University of California's Board of Regents since 1976. She served as president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1973 to 1982. Martinez lives in Los Angeles with her husband, attorney Stuart R. Singer, and the couple's two school-age children. She was interviewed by Times staff writer Sam Enriquez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994
The Great Mentioner is at it again. This time it's about who shall be nominated by President Clinton to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Harry M. Blackmun, who will step down later this year. Already the White House has dribbled out half a dozen plausible names. Whether any particular person on the list is a genuine candidate or merely for show isn't clear. But at least one name said to be under consideration richly deserves the White House's serious attention. She is Vilma S.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2006 | From Reuters
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which faces several discrimination lawsuits, said it established an advisory panel to develop equal employment opportunity and diversity initiatives. Wal-Mart appointed two outside experts to the panel: Dennis Archer, former mayor of Detroit and the first African American president of the American Bar Assn., and Vilma Martinez, a civil rights activist and attorney who specializes in employment discrimination. Separately, Michigan Atty. Gen.
NEWS
July 1, 1985
There will be three new faces on the University of California's Board of Regents beginning July 1. Janice Eberly, 22, an agricultural economics major from UC Davis, will become the new student regent. Also joining the regents as voting ex-officio members will be John Farrell, the new president of the University's Alumni Assn., and Gary Cusamano, the association's new vice president. Farrell, 64, a retired chairman of Price Waterhouse International, lives in Woodland Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1986
I write to support The Times' editorial position opposing Proposition 63. You rightly point out that the initiative is "unnecessary and trouble-causing" as well as "insulting and demeaning to the thousands of foreigners and immigrants who live in California." As a native-born American, I find Proposition 63 equally insulting and demeaning to those of us who are proud of our country's heritage of diversity. VILMA S. MARTINEZ Los Angeles
NEWS
June 15, 1989
"We're facing a dismal dropout rate among Latinas of 43%, yet there are all these fantastic Latina role models they can look to," said Anna Ortega, president of the Comision Femenil de Los Angeles. At its annual banquet, the commission honored the following "11 outstanding Latinas in education." They are: Gina Alonso, founder, Latinos for Excellence in Education; Rosina Becerra, associate dean, UCLA School of Social Welfare; Mayra Fernandez, elementary school teacher; Cathy Kisee-Sandoval, Rhodes scholar; Adriana Martinez, Roosevelt High School student body president; Vilma S. Martinez, University of California regent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1994 | BRENDA DAY
The Thousand Oaks chapter of the American Assn. of University Women is looking for volunteers to perform solo before local school children in the role of a woman who played a significant role in history. As part of the Women's History Project, the AAUW each year researches and writes monologues on five women. The manuscripts are offered to schools for use during Women's History Month in March. Some schools draft students to do the roles before their peers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1987 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
The fired head of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Antonia Hernandez, has been accused of mishandling a major job-discrimination lawsuit in Texas as the battle for control of the nation's leading Latino rights group escalates.
NEWS
April 18, 1991
The Latin Business Assn. presented its "Piramide Del Sol" (Pyramid of the Sun) awards last month at its annual banquet. Honored were La Agencia de Orci, an L.A.-based advertising company; TELACU, a community development firm, and Southern California Edison Co. "Advocate of the Year" honors went to Alan Clayton, executive director of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and Assemblyman Richard Polanco, the chairman of the Latino Legislative Caucus.
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March 5, 1994 | BRENDA DAY
For 23 girls at Banyan Elementary School in Thousand Oaks, the experience of playing dress-up and pretend will be meaningful as well as fun next week. The girls, like others in Thousand Oaks elementary schools throughout the week, will be acting out the roles of five important women in history as part of the Women's History Project sponsored by the American Assn. of University Women.
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