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December 11, 2007 | Nicholas Riccardi and DeeDee Correll, Times Staff Writers
The gunshots were so loud that Jeanne Assam thought the shooter was already in the building. A former police officer, Assam, 42, was on security duty Sunday morning at New Life Church here. Hours earlier, a 24-year-old who had been rejected from a missionary school in a Denver suburb had shot and killed two staffers there. Now he was spraying New Life's parking lot with gunfire and pushing through the doors to the sanctuary.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2009 | Rich Connell
Four people were shot and at least two hospitalized Tuesday night at a Korean retreat in the hills east of Temecula, and investigators were continuing to search the area for possible additional victims. Details of the incident were sketchy, but a spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said investigators believe a suspected gunman may be among the injured.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999 | Ellen McCarty, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 21
On a 5-0 vote, the City Council scheduled a public hearing to discuss an ordinance allowing religious facilities in commercial zones where there is adequate parking.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2007 | Nicholas Riccardi and DeeDee Correll, Times Staff Writers
The gunshots were so loud that Jeanne Assam thought the shooter was already in the building. A former police officer, Assam, 42, was on security duty Sunday morning at New Life Church here. Hours earlier, a 24-year-old who had been rejected from a missionary school in a Denver suburb had shot and killed two staffers there. Now he was spraying New Life's parking lot with gunfire and pushing through the doors to the sanctuary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
As part of an ongoing effort to gain approval for a religious sanctuary, representatives of a Sikh group will argue their case before the city Board of Zoning Appeals today. Last month, the group appealed an associate zoning administrator's decision, which concluded that the conversion of a vacant residence at 14920 Plummer St.
NEWS
July 20, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In hope of holding on to this spot as its "eternal and undivided capital," Israel is exploring establishment of an "interfaith administration" for the Old City and other holy places, diplomats said Tuesday. This would give Christians and Muslims a share in control of those parts of the 5,000-year-old city that are sacred to them--and effectively remove the question of Jerusalem's future from the international agenda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1990 | SHANNON SANDS
When the 160 children at Colonial Bible School leave the institution this week at the end of the academic year, it will be for good. After 13 years of operation, the Christian school is closing because it cannot find an affordable place to move, said Brian Wilkins, director of operations for Colonial Bible Church. Until December, the school and the church had leased space from C.E. Utt Middle School in the Tustin Unified School District.
WORLD
May 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Catholic diocese in Newfoundland plans to sell all its churches and missions to raise money to pay the victims of sexual assault by a priest, Bishop David Douglas Crosby said. The Diocese of St. George's will sell about 150 properties to raise $10.5 million as part of a settlement for 36 victims of Father Kevin Bennett, who was convicted in 1990. The diocese has asked its 32,000 parishioners for donations to buy back core properties, Crosby said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge Thursday reiterated his previous rulings that the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has no legal claim on church buildings and other property owned by three conservative breakaway parishes. "The court has nothing further to add" in support of its earlier rulings, Orange County Superior Court Judge David C. Velasquez wrote in response to new amendments made to complaints he had rejected in August and December. The diocese tried to seize the property of the churches -- St.
NEWS
September 18, 1994 | Reuters
The Palestinian Authority, in a move sure to infuriate Jordan's King Hussein, decided at a meeting Saturday to demand control of holy sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank from Amman, Palestinian officials said. "The Palestinians will inform Jordan that they want control of the holy shrines transferred to them from Jordan," an official said after the authority's weekly meeting. King Hussein reacted angrily Saturday to Palestinian assertions of responsibility for Muslim affairs in Jerusalem.
NATIONAL
May 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will sell its 90-year-old headquarters for $65 million to free up money for settlements linked to a scandal over pedophile priests. Boston College will buy 18 acres of land and buildings from the archdiocese, whose administrative center will move from Boston's Brighton district to suburban Braintree, the archdiocese said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge Thursday reiterated his previous rulings that the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has no legal claim on church buildings and other property owned by three conservative breakaway parishes. "The court has nothing further to add" in support of its earlier rulings, Orange County Superior Court Judge David C. Velasquez wrote in response to new amendments made to complaints he had rejected in August and December. The diocese tried to seize the property of the churches -- St.
WORLD
May 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Catholic diocese in Newfoundland plans to sell all its churches and missions to raise money to pay the victims of sexual assault by a priest, Bishop David Douglas Crosby said. The Diocese of St. George's will sell about 150 properties to raise $10.5 million as part of a settlement for 36 victims of Father Kevin Bennett, who was convicted in 1990. The diocese has asked its 32,000 parishioners for donations to buy back core properties, Crosby said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for an Iranian immigrant charged with arson and hate crimes in connection with a series of fires set at houses of worship in Encino earlier this year. Farshid Tehrani, 40, was charged in May with 12 counts of arson and terrorism involving the fires. He pleaded not guilty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999 | Ellen McCarty, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 21
On a 5-0 vote, the City Council scheduled a public hearing to discuss an ordinance allowing religious facilities in commercial zones where there is adequate parking.
NEWS
September 25, 1996 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinians threw stones and bottles at Israeli police Tuesday to protest Israel's opening of a controversial tunnel near several of the holiest sites in this disputed city.
NEWS
February 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held next week for a religious center to replace a controversial convent on the grounds of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, the World Jewish Congress said in Washington. A joint announcement of the dedication ceremony will be made following a meeting Monday between Poland's Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Jewish Congress President Edgar M. Bronfman.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
San Diego evangelist Morris Cerullo may be just a few days away from closing a $45-million deal to purchase the Heritage USA theme park in South Carolina. If the sale goes through, Cerullo may move his San Diego-based ministry to the park, a spokesman said. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Thurmond Bishop of Columbia, S.C., approved the previously announced deal Wednesday, but the transaction is conditional upon the consent of two PTL creditors who are out of the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With no master plan and scant public attention, a colony of culture and learning has bloomed along an unlikely stretch of Mulholland Drive atop the Sepulveda Pass. The one-mile length of rustic parkway straddling the San Diego Freeway has quietly become home to eight private schools in addition to one of the nation's largest synagogues, a Jewish university and the enormous Bel Air Presbyterian Church, attended by former President Ronald Reagan.
NEWS
November 1, 1994 | MARY CURTIUS and MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It is hard to feel it in this town where Arabs and Jews live locked in mutual loathing, but Israel is slowly trying to repair the damage that a recent string of guerrilla attacks inflicted on its relationship with the Palestine Liberation Organization. In Hebron on Monday, both Jews and Muslims spoke bitterly of the government's continuing refusal to reopen the Cave of the Patriarchs, a site holy to both their religions.
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