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CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ
The People's Publisher

SON OF THE AMERICAN DREAM 

Christian Martinez is one of four sons and a daughter born to immigrant parents. Christian's father Crescencio, came as an "illegal" immigrant worker in 1946 from Central Mexico, later sending for his wife Estela and son Roberto to follow him.

In 1964 the family bought a home in Cypress Park, which at the time was an old Italian working class neighborhood. There over the years were born, sons Rene, Adrian, Christian, and daughter "Baby".

Christian's father worked at the Sheraton Hotel as room service/restaurant wait staff manager for years, and on the side sold homemade carnitas, tacos, and beer to workers in and around Downtown LA, as so many have over the years. Christian's mother has always been a traditional and religious mother.

Soon after being granted "permanent alien residence" Crescencio and Estela became American citizens.

Christian's father sent him to private Catholic schools avoiding the LA School District which offered so little in the way of quality education. Christian has a BA in Business/finance.

Christian is President & CEO of Hollywood Media One, an advertising agency. He has as well been in the banking/finance space for over 20 years and specializes in private and boutique banking. Christian has been recognized and awarded for his excellence in banking and as publisher of Downtown LA Life Magazine.  Christian's passion and avocation is art. He's a dedicated stained glass artist and has done many large projects in this medium.

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Tia Josephenia and Myself

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Christian making a basket of beauty donation to the Downtown Woman's Shelter "Makeover" Day

CAT RESCUE IN DOWNTOWN
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2am and Christian is nursing a new sick cat back to health. He has done this many times before.

FROM THE CENTER 

A 'Progressive' member of the Democratic Party and has been active in local, state, and national, Democratic issues and actions. DTLAL Magazine was the first publication in Downtown to endorse and support Barak Obama for president prior to the California primary.

"FOR ALL THE PEOPLE" 

Christian's vision, insights, and support, daily impact the quality of life in Downtown; by his support of the New Downtown, art, new services, "Grants for Downtown" ($5,000 in 2007, and $10,000 for 2008), improvement of customer service, (Customer Service Award Program), individual recognition for Downtown contributors, (The Downtown Service Award), support for the Midnight Mission, School on Wheels, The Arts Community, and he is very active in cat rescue in Downtown, which he heads, iPhonesŪ For The People, and yes there's even more.

Christian has many times said, "I'm an inclusive publisher with an eye to the readership and that relationship. We focus on the magazine not the dollars, and my focus will always be on the people of Downtown,all the people."

-Anna Maria Lopez, 
Urban Affairs, DTLAL Magazine 

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