Al Martinez Forced To Retire By Jackass Tribune Co.
Martinez, in the newspaper business since 1952, will have his last column in the Times June 1.
He has long been one of the most popular Times columnists. In his 70s, he continues to have legions of admirers. He will certainly be missed.
A vile plot continues to be mounted at the Chicago headquarters of the Tribune Co. to denigrate the Times as a newspaper, to slam California and to treat Los Angeles as it is were a smaller city than Chicago. For shame! These cursed sons-of-bitches can't hold a candle to the quality of the career of Al Martinez or so many other Times men and women forced into the buyout.