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Posts Tagged ‘Ruben Martinez’

SATURDAY: Desert America Signing at Skylight Books

Emmy-award winning journalist, author, and native Angeleno Rubén Martínez has authored a new book, Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West, an ” illuminating portrait of the twenty-first-century West.” From the Los Angeles Times review:

“Desert America” is a memoir that also manages to be an excellent work of reportage…

The new old West, Martínez tells us, is where John Wayne filmed many an iconic movie and where immigrants die crossing the desert. It’s home to cookie-cutter subdivisions and water wars. Americans think of its open spaces as a blank page where any loser or dreamer can rewrite his or her life story.

Martinez will be discussing and signing Desert America at Skylight Books on Saturday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.

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LA Weekly Writes Clueless, Erroneous Story Claiming Paper Didn’t Cover Riots in ’92

Simone Wilson of the LA Weekly unleashed a diatribe this morning about how terrible the paper’s coverage of the LA riots was back in ’92. She claimed that, “two full issues went by without any mention of the riots,” and that the first article on the subject didn’t appear till May 15. Worse, Kevin Roderick of LA Observed fell for it.

In truth, the May 8 issue of the paper was dedicated to the riots. Staffers worked long hours covering the story, breaking curfew and risking arrest to do so.

According to the correction, Wilson “lost” the May 8 issue of the paper, so she just assumed the worst of the earlier incarnation of the LA Weekly.

Wilson issued a correction to the story at 4:45 p.m., over seven hours after the article went online. The erroneous passages have been re-written, but the harsh tone hasn’t changed much. “One issue went by without any mention of the riots,” Wilson says, as if the weekly paper was neglecting the issue.

But the reason the previous week’s paper didn’t have mention of the riots was that it had already gone to press when the riots broke out.

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Fundraiser Tonight For The Latino Journalists of California

The CCNMA is having an event tonight hosted by Ruben Martinez to raise funds for scholarships and to help keep CCNMA going. There will be wine tasting, appetizers, live classical guitar, and an auction of autographed books and artwork.

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The “friends” of Martinez include Augustin Gurza (ex-Los Angeles Times), Sid Garcia (ABC7), Luz Villareal (Dateline NBC associate producer), Yvette Cabrera (Orange County Register columnist), Vikki Vargas (NBC4 Orange County bureau chief), Louis Sahagun (Los Angeles Times), Josefina Lopez (author, Real Women Have Curves) and Soledad St. Hilaire (actress).

Entrance is free, but RSVP is requested- ccnmainfo@ccnma.org