LA HABRA – Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso is scheduled to speak on June 13 at the La Habra Branch Library. The event is free and includes a screening of his new documentary, “Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice”. The documentary will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles.
Born in nearby Brea, Judge Reynoso was one of 11 children. The son of a farm worker, he worked as an agricultural worker in the fruit orchards. He graduated from Pomona College in 1953 and Boalt Hall in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.
Reynoso’s career in private law practice in started in El Centro, California. He was a legislative assistant in the California State Senate from 1959 to 1960 and was appointed deputy director of the California Fair Employment Practices Commission in 1965. Reynoso served on the California Court of Appeal in 1976. In 1982 he was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Jerry Brown. Now retired, Judge Cruz Reynoso is the first Latino appointed to the California Supreme Court.
The library is at 221 E La Habra Blvd.