Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRene Sr Cruz
IN THE NEWS

Rene Sr Cruz

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1996 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities have dropped charges against three men who were accused of plotting to invade Cuba from a Huntington Park kitchen supply store. Cuban immigrants Rene Cruz Sr., 68, his son Rene Cruz Jr., 47, and Rafael Garcia, 45, had been celebrated as patriots by many Cuban Americans since their December arrest, when FBI agents seized assault rifles and other military equipment at the Florence Avenue store. The federal Speedy Trial Act deadline to indict the men passed Wednesday.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1996 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities have dropped charges against three men who were accused of plotting to invade Cuba from a Huntington Park kitchen supply store. Cuban immigrants Rene Cruz Sr., 68, his son Rene Cruz Jr., 47, and Rafael Garcia, 45, had been celebrated as patriots by many Cuban Americans since their December arrest, when FBI agents seized assault rifles and other military equipment at the Florence Avenue store. The federal Speedy Trial Act deadline to indict the men passed Wednesday.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1996 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 68-year-old Huntington Park man suspected of planning to invade Cuba was released on bond Thursday, but bail was denied for two other alleged plotters despite the arrival of more than 100 supporters at the downtown federal courthouse. Before allowing the release of well-known local anti-Castro activist Rene Cruz Sr. on a $100,000 bond, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen J. Hillman had to move the proceeding to a larger courtroom to accommodate the crowd of local Cuban Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1996 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 68-year-old Huntington Park man suspected of planning to invade Cuba was released on bond Thursday, but bail was denied for two other alleged plotters despite the arrival of more than 100 supporters at the downtown federal courthouse. Before allowing the release of well-known local anti-Castro activist Rene Cruz Sr. on a $100,000 bond, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen J. Hillman had to move the proceeding to a larger courtroom to accommodate the crowd of local Cuban Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG and GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friends of Huntington Park kitchen supply dealer Rene Cruz Sr. say they never would have imagined that the 68-year-old grandfather was hoarding assault rifles and other military equipment behind the espresso makers and steel pots at his Florence Avenue shop. To local Cubans, he was best known for collecting money, clothes and food for newcomers temporarily residing at Casa Cuba, a South Gate shelter for recently arrived refugees. "He never had a penny for himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG and GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friends of Huntington Park kitchen supply dealer Rene Cruz Sr. say they never would have imagined that the 68-year-old grandfather was hoarding assault rifles and other military equipment behind the espresso makers and steel pots at his Florence Avenue shop. To local Cubans, he was best known for collecting money, clothes and food for newcomers temporarily residing at Casa Cuba, a South Gate shelter for recently arrived refugees. "He never had a penny for himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG and GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friends of Huntington Park kitchen supply dealer Rene Cruz Sr. say they never would have imagined that the 68-year-old grandfather was hoarding assault rifles and other military equipment behind the espresso makers and steel pots at his Florence Avenue shop. To local Cubans, he was best known for collecting money, clothes and food for newcomers temporarily residing at Casa Cuba, a South Gate shelter for recently arrived refugees. "He never had a penny for himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG and GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friends of Huntington Park kitchen supply dealer Rene Cruz Sr. say they never would have imagined that the 68-year-old grandfather was hoarding assault rifles and other military equipment behind the espresso makers and steel pots at his Florence Avenue shop. To local Cubans, he was best known for collecting money, clothes and food for newcomers temporarily residing at Casa Cuba, a South Gate shelter for recently arrived refugees. "He never had a penny for himself.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|