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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1991 | MARCIDA DODSON
The City Council voted Tuesday to buy 2.9 acres of prime property opposite Disneyland from the Melodyland Christian Center for $4.7 million. The sale will provide badly needed money to the church, which must make a $4.9-million balloon payment within the next month on a 1983 loan that is in default. The property, now used for overflow parking by the church, is at Freedman Way and Clementine Street and will be used by the city for parking, Mayor Fred Hunter said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1991 | KEVIN JOHNSON and MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After months of negotiation, the city of Anaheim has reached a tentative agreement to purchase three acres of the Melodyland Christian Center, which has recently defaulted on about $5 million in loan payments for its prime property next to Disneyland. The tentative deal, pending City Council approval, includes a key provision that would give the city the right of first refusal on the future sale of the center's remaining acreage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1986 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
Fundamentalist preacher Ralph Wilkerson acted without legal authority when he locked a dissident board of directors out of an Anaheim seminary last year and posted armed guards to keep them away, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Judith M. Ryan issued a tentative ruling in the first phase of the complex legal tug of war over control of the Melodyland School of Theology.
SPORTS
September 15, 1985 | SARAH SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Nobody ever said pioneering was easy, as the Trabuco Hills High School football team discovered this week. Orange County's newest public high school opened its doors Monday in El Toro. Shortly thereafter, Orange County's newest football team opened its schedule--and had its first experience with something every team must experience: losing. The Mustangs were beaten, 20-13, by Melodyland at Glover Stadium in Anaheim Saturday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1991 | DAYE CLARK
Melodyland is presenting its Easter production, "Shadow of the Almighty," today and Sunday. The theatrical production includes a cast and choir of more than 250, an orchestra and live animals to tell the story of Easter. The show is produced and directed by Rich Cook. A Hollywood-based film crew will create a laser display, dancing waters and an aerial angel performance. The event has been dedicated to American military personnel, particularly those who have served in Operation Desert Storm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1986 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
After sparring in court for four weeks over control of an Anaheim school of theology, both sides claimed victory Tuesday in the final verdict. Orange County Superior Court Judge Judith M. Ryan ruled that the Rev. Ralph Wilkerson's unlawful takeover of the Melodyland School of Theology last year did not harm a dissident faction that was vying for control of the seminary. The victory was Wilkerson's, according to Jonathon A.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Judy Kaye's calling card should read: "Have Voice Will Travel." A Tony Award winner for "The Phantom of the Opera," Kaye has sung in musical comedies and operas here, there and everywhere. This Tuesday, she reprises her role as the egotistical opera diva Carlotta in "Phantom" at the Ahmanson. Kaye, who attended UCLA, got her Equity card while still in college by doing a season of musicals at the old Melodyland Theatre in Anaheim and appearing in TV series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1991 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city will consider acquiring two parcels of prime Melodyland property for the possible development of a future transportation center or parking facility to accommodate the expansion of its convention complex. The city's interest in the Melodyland Christian Center property, located next to Disneyland and home to a charismatic worship center, comes as the Walt Disney Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A doctor at a birthing center on the grounds of Melodyland Christian Center said Tuesday that he timed the delivery of a baby on New Year's Eve so he could take the infant next door and display her for a midnight religious service being broadcast to a national television audience. Dr. Charles Wesley Turner Jr.
NEWS
March 16, 1991 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Thursday morning, they flock to the church that looks like a concrete circus tent, asking the Rev. Ralph A. Wilkerson to summon the healing powers of Jesus Christ to obliterate tumors, mend broken marriages, drive arthritis out of joints, repair faulty hearts. "Now, Jesus! Now, Jesus! Now, Jesus!" Wilkerson commands, as he touches the face of a worshiper, who collapses backwards into the waiting arms of two suited assistants.
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