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February 24, 1993 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what is being billed as the largest food stamp fraud case in Southland history, the owners of two small neighborhood grocery markets near downtown Los Angeles were charged Tuesday with illegal trafficking in more than $20 million worth of food stamps in the last four years. Federal grand jury indictments returned Tuesday accuse the proprietors of David's Produce and Pereira Produce with unlawfully buying food stamp coupons for cash.
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May 5, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND, labor reporter
It won't be the Battle of Puebla, but hundreds of union activists are set for a contentious face-off at today's grand opening of Grupo Gigante's first California supermarket. The 60,000-square-foot Gigante store in Pico Rivera is the first of six markets the Mexican retailer plans to open in the Southland. Its opening was timed to coincide with Cinco de Mayo celebrations, which commemorate the defeat of French invaders at Puebla, Mexico.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1996
Environmentalists who challenged construction of a grocery store and mini-market in Gardena, near the Willows wetlands, have lost their case. Now the city and the developer can concentrate on getting a tenant for the vacant grocery store at Artesia Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, City Manager Ken Landau said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1997
Operators of a new South Gate supermarket offer a Latino-oriented inventory of foods and a range of specialized customer services. Citizenship classes and voter registration booths are also in the works for the store. El Super, a 40,000-square-foot market, celebrated its grand opening with city officials last weekend. The store's marketing strategy is emblematic of steps being taken by businesses to reach out to the growing Latino population in the city and nearby neighborhoods.
NEWS
February 24, 1993 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what is being billed as the largest food stamp fraud case in Southland history, an Anaheim family and a South Gate couple were charged Tuesday with illegal trafficking in more than $20 million worth of food stamps in the last four years. Federal grand jury indictments returned Tuesday accuse the two families, owners of two small neighborhood grocery markets near downtown Los Angeles, with unlawfully buying food stamp coupons for cash.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND, labor reporter
It won't be the Battle of Puebla, but hundreds of union activists are set for a contentious face-off at today's grand opening of Grupo Gigante's first California supermarket. The 60,000-square-foot Gigante store in Pico Rivera is the first of six markets the Mexican retailer plans to open in the Southland. Its opening was timed to coincide with Cinco de Mayo celebrations, which commemorate the defeat of French invaders at Puebla, Mexico.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1997
Operators of a new South Gate supermarket offer a Latino-oriented inventory of foods and a range of specialized customer services. Citizenship classes and voter registration booths are also in the works for the store. El Super, a 40,000-square-foot market, celebrated its grand opening with city officials last weekend. The store's marketing strategy is emblematic of steps being taken by businesses to reach out to the growing Latino population in the city and nearby neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1988
A Ventura County man pleaded no contest to 18 counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery Monday in a series of holdups at 14 supermarkets across Los Angeles County. Ronald Shelley Peterson, 40, entered the plea before Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Alan B. Haber, who scheduled sentencing for Aug. 15. Peterson faces a maximum sentence of about 40 years in prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1988
A Ventura County man was ordered Thursday to stand trial in connection with the 1986 robberies of 14 supermarkets across Los Angeles County. At the conclusion of a preliminary hearing, Municipal Judge Leslie A. Dunn ruled that there was sufficient evidence to hold Ronald S. Peterson, 40, on 16 counts of armed robbery, two counts of robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery. His arraignment has been scheduled for Feb. 11 in Van Nuys Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1988
A Ventura County man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in state prison for a series of 18 holdups at 14 supermarkets throughout Los Angeles County, including five in the San Fernando Valley. Ronald Shelley Peterson, 40, of Santa Paula, faces an additional 14-year prison sentence for two armed robberies in Santa Barbara County, which means he will receive a total sentence of 32 years, said Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Alan B. Haber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1996
Environmentalists who challenged construction of a grocery store and mini-market in Gardena, near the Willows wetlands, have lost their case. Now the city and the developer can concentrate on getting a tenant for the vacant grocery store at Artesia Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, City Manager Ken Landau said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1993 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what is being billed as the largest food stamp fraud case in Southland history, the owners of two small neighborhood grocery markets near downtown Los Angeles were charged Tuesday with illegal trafficking in more than $20 million worth of food stamps in the last four years. Federal grand jury indictments returned Tuesday accuse the proprietors of David's Produce and Pereira Produce with unlawfully buying food stamp coupons for cash.
NEWS
February 24, 1993 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what is being billed as the largest food stamp fraud case in Southland history, an Anaheim family and a South Gate couple were charged Tuesday with illegal trafficking in more than $20 million worth of food stamps in the last four years. Federal grand jury indictments returned Tuesday accuse the two families, owners of two small neighborhood grocery markets near downtown Los Angeles, with unlawfully buying food stamp coupons for cash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Latino supermarket chain has removed gum ball machines selling controversial "Homie" figurines after police and prosecutors complained that the toys glamorize gang life. "The Vallarta Supermarkets Family wishes everyone to know that it DOES NOT support violence or toys depicting violence and regrets this incident," according to a written statement the company issued Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three robbers fled with $24,000 in cash after holding a supermarket manager's family hostage and demanding ransom from the store, authorities said Monday. The night manager of Vallarta Supermarket in Canoga Park handed over the money about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, after an armed man and woman took the manager's wife and child hostage at their Quartz Hill home, said Lt. Richard Lichten of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lancaster station. No one was injured, and authorities said they had no suspects.
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