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January 13, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Sure, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles faces millions of dollars in bills from recent court case settlements. But are finances so tight that it has decided to sell advertising space on its grandest church steeple? That's the way it looked to startled motorists in downtown Los Angeles when they glimpsed a giant sign on the side of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. "Your Ad HERE," proclaimed the huge letters across the cathedral's landmark bell tower.
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October 27, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Whenever she has bad news for a family at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center emergency room, Gabriela Perez says a little prayer to herself before stepping through the door. A devout Roman Catholic nicknamed "Mother Teresa" by her co-workers, Perez became a nurse practitioner 27 years ago to serve her community and those in need. It's more than a job, she said. Serving the needy is deeply intertwined with her faith. Perez attended the White Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Sunday afternoon to pray for her patients and for others in the healthcare profession.
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February 26, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
For spiritual seekers, for pilgrims who seek an encounter with God, the journey begins through the doors. Rising three stories, including a crowning tympanum, 2 1/2 feet thick at the hinges and so massive that they must be opened with a motorized hydraulic system, these are "The Great Bronze Doors" being fashioned by artist Robert Graham for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels that is rising on a downtown site.
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April 26, 2013 | Dalina Castellanos
Sal Castro was praised as a tireless, inspiring leader and activist by university professors, doctors and a former California Supreme Court justice at his funeral Thursday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. But he simply wanted to be remembered as a teacher. More than 1,000 of Castro's family, friends and admirers gathered to celebrate his life, which included the student walkouts at five predominantly Mexican American schools, mostly on the Eastside. The weeklong walkouts to protest inequalities in education for Latinos in the Los Angeles Unified School District came to be seen as a milestone in community activism.
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August 16, 2003 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Sergio Lopez, just 13 years old, could hardly see above the steering wheel. The pillows helped. He was the driver. He was about to take a fateful journey that would involve him in a drive-by murder. Sammy Alba, by his own account, was also headed in the "wrong direction." So was Ismael Rodriguez. Different gangs. Similar paths. Drugs. Guns. Handcuffs. Jail time. Then there's Luis Moreno. He was never in a gang, never behind bars. He was a member of a tagging crew.
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August 24, 1997 | Nicolai Ouroussoff, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
Jose Rafael Moneo lives in a delicately balanced world. The Spanish architect works and lives in twin honey-colored houses four blocks apart, their plain forms hidden behind rows of Chinese elms, part of a 1930s-era garden city plan that was never finished. Across town, the Cine Capitol, a curvaceous Moderne corner building designed in 1930 by Moneo's father-in-law, architect Luis Feduchi, punctuates one end of Madrid's Gran Via.
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June 14, 2005 | Don Shirley
The site of Shakespeare Festival/LA's free alfresco performances this summer will be the plaza of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where the company will present the New York-based Aquila Theatre Company's "The Comedy of Errors," July 27 through 30. The festival had to leave Pershing Square, which it had used for the last five summers, because of cuts in the city's Department of Recreation and Parks budget, but downtown L.A.
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December 28, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In another first in a year of firsts for the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, a special New Year's Eve service will be held to pray for peace in the world and to remember friends, family members and loved ones who died during 2002. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, will be the celebrant at the 9 p.m. Mass. He said worshipers will be invited to light a candle in memory of those who died.
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June 20, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Against the dramatic backdrop of the unfinished Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony announced Tuesday that the $75-million edifice is on schedule and will be dedicated in little more than a year. The Sept. 2, 2002, consecration of the massive mother church of the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese will come during two weeks of celebratory events expected to draw thousands from throughout Southern California and the nation.
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October 16, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
In its final vote on the proposed Roman Catholic cathedral downtown, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency adopted a number of measures Wednesday aimed at easing environmental concerns over the $50-million project. The CRA board's actions clear the way for the City Council to review and vote on construction of the proposed Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on a parking lot next to the Hollywood Freeway on Grand Avenue.
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July 14, 2012 | By Allan M. Jalon, Special to the Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Few artists suffered the Job-like misfortunes of composer-organist Louis Vierne. Born almost blind, in 1870, he badly injured his leg when he fell in a Paris street as a young man and had his heart broken by the best friend who slept with his wife. A brother and son died in World War I. Then came financial ruin, more women who left him and the total loss of his sight. Vierne had good luck too, from family connections that brought him into the center of French musical life as the 19th century turned into the 20th to his career as the chief organist of Notre Dame Cathedral between 1900 and his death in 1937 while sitting at the great instrument.
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February 28, 2011 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
Cardinal Roger Mahony walked slowly across the sanctuary of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, leaning softly on his shepherd's staff as he completed one of his last public acts as archbishop of Los Angeles. Passing the altar on one side and his assembled bishops on the other, he finally reached the man who was taking over his position as head of the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese. Mahony handed the crooked staff, known as a crosier, to Archbishop Jose Gomez, symbolizing one of the most ancient traditions of the church, the transfer of authority from one bishop to another.
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December 11, 2010 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
Two years ago, Andrea Soto's breathless voice was the faintest in the choir. She wore a wig to hide her scalp ? bare from months of chemotherapy ? and forced herself to smile and keep up with the lyrics. After all, this was a time to say thank you. For many Latino Catholics across Los Angeles, the second week of December is about paying tribute to the mother of God, La Virgen de Guadalupe . They set up altars with lights and roses in their homes, parade in colorful street processions and awake before sunrise each Dec. 12 to serenade the virgin at local churches.
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November 13, 2010
Funeral services for producer Dino De Laurentiis will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. His family requests that mourners wear red, his favorite color, a spokesman said. De Laurentiis, a fabled Hollywood figure who produced more than 160 films, including the Federico Fellini classic "La Strada" and the 1976 remake of "King Kong," died Wednesday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.
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July 28, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
The invitation to downtown Los Angeles' fourth annual Dog Day Afternoon kindly requested the company of canines "of all shapes, sizes and faiths." But there were two caveats: First, the party was exclusively for the dogs of downtown residents. Second, admittance was granted to "social dogs only, please." The party, held on the sandstone plaza of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, was a chance for downtown's many types of dogs, and people, to socialize. As jazz music played and a late-afternoon wind blew, a steel gray pit bull nosed up to a shivering Chihuahua, three golden retrievers frolicked in a circle, and a guy on roller blades and very short shorts chatted up a man in a business suit.
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May 27, 2010 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles officially welcomed its next Roman Catholic archbishop Wednesday with a celebratory Mass that included a bit of just about everything: tears, drama, majesty, song, hats, incense, a cast of thousands, prayer and even a little slapstick humor. At the end of the two-hour service at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles, the outgoing archbishop, Cardinal Roger Mahony, told the incoming archbishop, Jose Gomez, that church rules demand that the ceremonial throne for the prelate "must be fitting."
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June 19, 2005 | Don Shirley
"The Comedy of Errors" at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels? Shakespeare Festival/LA is bringing Shakespeare's rowdy gagfest to the plaza of the downtown center of L.A.'s Roman Catholic community July 27 to 31. For those unfamiliar with the play, it's based on a pagan Roman precursor. Although it's set in Ephesus, its tone is hardly that of the New Testament's Ephesians. Its characters are far from celibate, and its moral is far from discernible.
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March 16, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER
A year and a half away from completion, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels soars heavenward on its downtown site at Temple Street and Grand Avenue. Billed by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony as "a church worthy of our times," the mother church of the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese is scheduled to be dedicated in the early fall of 2002. A 47,000-square-foot roof on the 11-story edifice was completed this week.
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April 28, 2010 | By Joel Rubin and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Thousands turned out Tuesday to mourn Daryl F. Gates, the venerated and controversial chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, who was remembered for the huge imprint he left on the LAPD and a fierce devotion to his officers even in the face of harsh criticism. "Daryl was the Los Angeles Police Department," said current LAPD Chief Charlie Beck during a memorial service at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A. "The Los Angeles Police Department was Daryl Gates."
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April 19, 2010 | By Maeve Reston
Within hours of the state funeral for Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife in Krakow, members of Los Angeles' Polish community gathered for a memorial Mass to honor Polish dignitaries killed in the April 10 plane crash in Russia. Polish scouts -- girls in gray uniforms with green scarves knotted at the neck and boys in khaki shirts with yellow ties -- silently lined the walkways leading to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels downtown. Inside, more than 400 Angelenos of Polish descent, including members of Polish parishes in West Adams and Yorba Linda, filled pews near the altar, many holding red-and-white Polish flags.
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