Frank Girardot: King Taco founder started chain in a converted ice cream truck
The next time you feel like looking down your nose at the guy scratching out a living selling tacos on the street corner, stop and consider the amazing story of Raul Martinez Jr. Martinez, the founder of King Tacos, died last week at the age of 71. He grew his restaurant operation from the ground up, getting his start on a street corner in 1974.
PHOTO: From left, Robert Rizzo, Angela Spaccia, Victor Bello and former Mayor Oscar Hernandez
From left, former and current Bell city employees Robert Rizzo, Angela Spaccia, Victor Bello and former Mayor Oscar Hernandez attend a bail reduction hearing on Sept.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
TV Terrors: The Initiation Of Sarah and Are You In The House Alone
The late-night TV movie of the week was an event not to be missed in the 1970s. Now this can be relived with "TV Terrors" , two films on one DVD disc that are prime examples of a long-forgotten time.
The Modesto Bee
5 California Things to Know for Tuesday
Eighteen Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are charged in probe of what the U.S. attorney calls "institutionalized" corruption and civil rights abuses.
First Edition: December 10, 2103
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about how health law advocates are developing new messaging strategies.
Miami Project wraps up successful week with record-breaking sales and attendance
Miami Project art fair closed Sunday, December 8 with record-breaking sales and attendance.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Guilty verdict in California city corruption trial
Princeton University is set to start the vaccination of nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.
NBC Los Angeles
Verdict Reached in Bell Trial
After hearing four weeks of testimony, the jury in the trial of former Bell City Assistant Manager Angela Spaccia has finally begun deliberations to reach a verdict.
The Fresno Bee
Craftsmen from S. Korea restore friendship bell
The 17-ton bronze bell in San Pedro's Angel's Gate Park was a gift from South Korea for the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Daily Democrat
A warm Dickens in the Valley home tour despite chilly weather in Woodland
People were bundled up against the chill Saturday, but were greeted with plenty of warmth during the 12th annual Dickens In the Valley Home Tour.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Santa's On His Way to Laguna Beach
The holiday season officially kicks-off tonight in Laguna Beach with the annual Hospitality Night event, complete with Santa Claus, music, food and more.
APC Postal Logistics Announces West Coast Expansion With Opening Of LAX Facility
APC Postal Logistics, a leading provider of international parcel and mail delivery services, has launched a new West Coast facility this month in Bell, CA.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Ventura County Star
Art galleries and museums: Robert Wassell exhibit in Ventura
Robert Wassell's landscapes are on display through Saturday in Ventura. This oil painting is titled "Sespe Trail 6-13."
Innovate-Northstate honors Nor Cal innovation winners
Kudos and applause were given to more than 25 individuals and companies by Innovate-Northstate Tuesday as the north state's top in business innovation.
The Daily Freeman-Journal
Songs of the season
Anderson started the group 27 years ago with the late Linda Toering, his former classmate.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
LA Daily News
To rein in rogue L.A. sheriffa s department, inspector general is good first step: Editorial
The bad news has been piling up at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department over the past couple of years, beginning with reports of widespread inmate abuse in the jails and continuing right up until a few days ago.
Brand New adds more intimate shows
As discussed, Brand New are playing their discography at a pair of NYC-area shows and a pair of California shows this month.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' break box office records
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and 3-D animated musical "Frozen" dished up box office records over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Livermore equestrian fights palsy, writes kids' book
"I was horse-crazy for as long as I can remember," said Hendrix, who grew up in Lexington, Mass.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Taft Stettinius & Hollister adds four associates
Donnell J. Bell is an associate in the firm's Litigation group. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.