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December 16, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A deal has been finalized for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to pay 45 victims of clergy sexual abuse $60 million. Plaintiffs' attorney Raymond P. Boucher announced that the settlement of the victims' legal claims is official, and said they received payment Thursday and Friday. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, who heads the archdiocese, announced the agreement Dec. 1. "Forty-five people now have a chance to move forward," said Boucher, who is the lead counsel representing victims.
June 19, 1997
Parents protesting construction of a 70-foot radio tower on their children's Montrose school playground won their fight Wednesday as a cellular phone company dropped its development proposal. The retreat by Nextel Communications came as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that a permit issued earlier this year for the tower was invalid because parents at Holy Redeemer School were not notified in time to argue against it at a county hearing.
December 7, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has sought a temporary restraining order against a man who allegedly threatened Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and other employees of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. In documents filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the diocese seeks to prohibit 61-year-old Edward Filek from stalking, phoning or writing Mahony and two monsignors assigned to his staff. He also would have to stay 100 yards away from the men.
The father of an Alemany High athlete said Friday that he believes his complaints to school administrators and the archdiocese of Los Angeles resulted in the dismissal of girls' basketball Coach Melissa Hearlihy. Damon Zumwalt, whose daughter, Devan, was a sophomore forward for Alemany last season, said he approached school administrators regarding Hearlihy's conduct and was asked to submit his complaint in writing.
April 17, 2004 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Sister Cecilia Louise Moore, the first woman to be appointed chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a job formerly held only by priests, died April 5. She was 75. A member of the religious order of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 58 years, Moore was diagnosed with cancer six years ago but had continued to work until recent months. She died at home at Daniel Murphy Convent in Los Angeles, according to Sister St. George, coordinator for the convent.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has made a foolish, outrageous decision by firing Dudley Rooney of Alemany High for the embarrassing disclosure that a registered sex offender coached at the Mission Hills campus last school year. Rooney, Alemany's longtime athletic director, has become the scapegoat for the hiring of former boys' basketball coach Darryl McDonald, who was convicted in 1989 for oral copulation with a minor. Anyone close to Alemany knows it was the former principal, Rev.
January 5, 1989
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a Feb. 8 election to determine if the archdiocese's cemetery workers will be represented by the union. The state Mediation and Conciliation Service will conduct the voting by the 140 gravediggers at the archdiocese's 10 cemeteries and supervise the vote count at a church later that day, the announcement said.
May 3, 1996 | TIM MAY
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has rejected appeals filed by the parents of 10 boys who were asked last month to withdraw--or face expulsion--from Alemany High School in Mission Hills, parents and school administrators said this week. The boys got in trouble for allegedly belonging to an underground group known as a "dance crew." Membership in such crews is specifically prohibited in Alemany's student handbook because administrators believe it can lead to gang-style violence.
July 16, 1996
Six former altar boys filed separate civil suits Monday against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and a priest they allege sexually abused them in the 1970s. The lawsuits came five months after 38 criminal charges against the priest, Father Ted Llanos, were dismissed by a Long Beach Municipal Court judge on grounds that the statute of limitations had expired.
February 16, 2004 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
A prominent cleric in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles who has been accused of sexual abuse in a lawsuit was placed on administrative leave after a second person accused him of misconduct, church officials said Sunday. Msgr. Richard A. Loomis, a former aide to Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, stepped down Friday as pastor of Sts. Felicitas and Perpetua Church in San Marino, two weeks after church leaders had assured the congregation that he would continue as its leader.
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