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June 12, 1991 | RANDYE HODER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The muse arrived, Robert Herrera says, while he was watching a football game and drinking a beer. "Some long-suppressed gene kicked in and said, 'Hey you, write a play!' " the 51-year-old Covina resident recalls of that fateful Sunday six years ago. "Just like that, I was transformed from a middle-aged, middle-class, very settled taxpaying working stiff into a struggling Chicano playwright." The struggle is paying off.
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September 19, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sobbing Huntington Beach mortgage broker was sentenced to four years in federal prison Wednesday for defrauding Signal Savings & Loan in Signal Hill of millions of dollars in a scheme blamed for the thrift's collapse, prosecutors said. Robert J. Herrera, 47, had pleaded guilty in March in federal court in Los Angeles to three felony counts of fraud and making false statements. Herrera, who owned United Security Mortgage Co.
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BUSINESS
March 26, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Huntington Beach mortgage broker pleaded guilty Monday in federal court here to charges that he defrauded Signal Savings & Loan in a multimillion-dollar scheme that regulators claim caused the thrift's 1989 collapse. Robert Herrera, owner of Huntington Beach-based United Security Mortgage Co., pleaded guilty to wire fraud and making false statements in using mortgages he didn't own as collateral to secure a large line of credit from Signal.
NEWS
June 12, 1991 | RANDYE HODER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The muse arrived, Robert Herrera says, while he was watching a football game and drinking a beer. "Some long-suppressed gene kicked in and said, 'Hey you, write a play!' " the 51-year-old Covina resident recalls of that fateful Sunday six years ago. "Just like that, I was transformed from a middle-aged, middle-class, very settled taxpaying working stiff into a struggling Chicano playwright." The struggle is paying off.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Huntington Beach mortgage broker was charged on Friday with defrauding Signal Savings & Loan in a multimillion-dollar scheme that regulators claim caused the thrift's collapse in 1989. Robert Herrera, owner of United Security Mortgage Co., was charged in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles with three felony counts of wire fraud and making false statements for allegedly using mortgages he didn't own as collateral to secure a large line of credit from Signal.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sobbing Huntington Beach mortgage broker was sentenced to four years in federal prison Wednesday for defrauding Signal Savings & Loan in Signal Hill of millions of dollars in a scheme blamed for the thrift's collapse, prosecutors said. Robert J. Herrera, 47, had pleaded guilty in March in federal court in Los Angeles to three felony counts of fraud and making false statements. Herrera, who owned United Security Mortgage Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 47-year-old Victorville man died when he lost control of his motorcycle Tuesday night near Telegraph Road and Hallock Drive in Santa Paula. Robert Herrera's cycle went out of control approximately 100 feet from the intersection about 10:30. Herrera's motorcycle struck some railroad tracks and he was thrown off, authorities said. Herrera died of a head injury, coroner's officials said.
NEWS
June 10, 1987
Police in Panama battled students demanding an investigation into charges that the country's military chief was involved in the 1981 death of strongman Gen. Omar Torrijos. Col. Robert Diaz Herrera, retired military chief of staff, alleged at a news conference in that Brig. Gen. Manuel A. Noriega, commander of the Panama Defense Forces, conspired with a U.S. general, the CIA and others to plant a bomb aboard Torrijos' aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1989
Police Tuesday identified a man Tuesday who staggered several blocks before dropping dead of a bullet wound Monday night. The body of Robert Joseph Herrera, 23, of Placentia was found by officers in the 200 block of North Clementine Street. Witnesses told police that they heard gunshots but did not see the attack about 8 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West Chartres Street. There was no motive or description of the shooter, police said. It was the second fatal shooting in the area recently.
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June 24, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power workers were injured Tuesday, one seriously, when a fire broke out in an electrical vault beneath Ventura Boulevard in Encino. The two men were replacing a defective cable in the underground vault at 15927 Ventura Blvd. when a spark of unknown origin ignited a fire at about 9:30 a.m., DWP spokeswoman Lucia Alvelais said.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Huntington Beach mortgage broker pleaded guilty Monday in federal court here to charges that he defrauded Signal Savings & Loan in a multimillion-dollar scheme that regulators claim caused the thrift's 1989 collapse. Robert Herrera, owner of Huntington Beach-based United Security Mortgage Co., pleaded guilty to wire fraud and making false statements in using mortgages he didn't own as collateral to secure a large line of credit from Signal.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Huntington Beach mortgage broker was charged on Friday with defrauding Signal Savings & Loan in a multimillion-dollar scheme that regulators claim caused the thrift's collapse in 1989. Robert Herrera, owner of United Security Mortgage Co., was charged in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles with three felony counts of wire fraud and making false statements for allegedly using mortgages he didn't own as collateral to secure a large line of credit from Signal.
SPORTS
March 31, 1991
Sophomore sprinter Marion Jones of Rio Mesa High won three events as the Spartans raced to a 100-26 nonleague track and field victory over Camarillo on Saturday at Rio Mesa. Jones, the defending state high school champion in both the 100 and 200 meters, won the 100 in 11.6 and the 200 in 24.1. She added a 58.4-second victory in the 400 meters. Alycia Burnham was a double winner for the Spartans, taking the 110-meter hurdles in 15.1 and the 300-meter low hurdles in 47.6. Rio Mesa is 3-0.
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