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February 28, 1986 | DON ROSEN, Times Staff Writer
A 20-year-old Whittier man has told Los Angeles County sheriff's officers that he broke into four Pico Rivera sanctuary churches looking for money, leading police to believe that the recent spate of Southland crimes against churches was not politically motivated. However, the suspect's admission was made in such a way that it will prevent authorities from charging him.
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September 21, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Simi Valley officials Thursday stood by a City Council decision to charge a church nearly $40,000 to cover the overtime and other costs for law enforcement officers who monitored an immigration protest last weekend. The United Church of Christ, a participant in the sanctuary movement, has sheltered a Mexican woman named Liliana who is in this country illegally, officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1985 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Los Angeles' Old Plaza Church will declare itself the first Catholic sanctuary church in the city for Central American political refugees, and an archdiocesan spokesman said Thursday that Archbishop Roger Mahony will not oppose the action. Claretian Father Luis A. Olivares, whose church in downtown Los Angeles is the city's oldest and draws more than 10,000 worshipers weekly to Masses, said Thursday that his church will welcome two families in a religious ceremony next Thursday.
OPINION
September 8, 2007
Re "A haven for illegal immigrants," Opinion, Sept. 2 Grace Dyrness and Clara Irazábal write of religious leaders who believe that illegal aliens have basic rights of "due process, respectful treatment and, in the case of children, the right not to be separated from parents." Why does any of this pertain to Elvira Arellano? She had due process during her trials and convictions for identity theft and immigration law violations that led to her deportation order. She had respectful treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Simi Valley officials Thursday stood by a City Council decision to charge a church nearly $40,000 to cover the overtime and other costs for law enforcement officers who monitored an immigration protest last weekend. The United Church of Christ, a participant in the sanctuary movement, has sheltered a Mexican woman named Liliana who is in this country illegally, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1986 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer and
The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador, making his first pastoral visit to the large Salvadoran community in Los Angeles, celebrated a colorful Mass on Friday at the packed Old Plaza Church--largest and oldest in the archdiocese and the first to declare itself a "sanctuary church."
OPINION
September 8, 2007
Re "A haven for illegal immigrants," Opinion, Sept. 2 Grace Dyrness and Clara Irazábal write of religious leaders who believe that illegal aliens have basic rights of "due process, respectful treatment and, in the case of children, the right not to be separated from parents." Why does any of this pertain to Elvira Arellano? She had due process during her trials and convictions for identity theft and immigration law violations that led to her deportation order. She had respectful treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he chugs caffeine at a Westside cafe, Barry Taylor's spiky shock of unruly red hair sprouts as though groomed by a drunken comb. It's nearly noon but his eyelids still have that up-all-night droop. His fingernails are painted a dullish gray. Hoops hang from his earlobes; bracelets dangle from both wrists. "I don't much look like a guy who runs his own church, do I?" he asks in the lilting accent of his native England. No, he doesn't.
NEWS
September 28, 1988 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
In an action that Diocese of Orange Bishop Norman F. McFarland called "stupid and irresponsible," the U.S. Border Patrol entered a Roman Catholic church in Orange during an early morning Mass on Tuesday and arrested seven people believed to be illegal aliens. The arrests occurred during a sweep along East Chapman Avenue, where scores of men gather each day to get work. About 160 people were arrested in all during the sweep, a Border Patrol spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judy Dahl has started her sermon at Metropolitan Community Church with the usual flourish. First, there is a string of announcements: The hymnals have arrived, and a fund-raiser to collect bottles and cans will be led by a member, Dahl says. "Marge is going to be the next church bag lady," she winks, and the congregation roars. Dahl leads a growing congregation of gays and lesbians who attend the Metropolitan Community Church of Ventura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he chugs caffeine at a Westside cafe, Barry Taylor's spiky shock of unruly red hair sprouts as though groomed by a drunken comb. It's nearly noon but his eyelids still have that up-all-night droop. His fingernails are painted a dullish gray. Hoops hang from his earlobes; bracelets dangle from both wrists. "I don't much look like a guy who runs his own church, do I?" he asks in the lilting accent of his native England. No, he doesn't.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1994 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are few places in the world where 11-year-old Joshua Camberlan fits. Not regular school, not other children's slumber parties. But his church was another matter. That, his mother believed, would always be a refuge for her learning-disabled son.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1993 | TOMMY LI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the wake of last week's attempted rape of an elderly woman inside a Catholic church, public use of the sanctuary has been restricted. The decision--announced at the end of last Sunday's Masses--affects only those who go to the church at various times of the day to offer private prayers or worship, said Father Robert Folbrecht, an associate pastor at Incarnation Roman Catholic Church. Usually, the church's 800-seat sanctuary at 1001 Brand Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judy Dahl has started her sermon at Metropolitan Community Church with the usual flourish. First, there is a string of announcements: The hymnals have arrived, and a fund-raiser to collect bottles and cans will be led by a member, Dahl says. "Marge is going to be the next church bag lady," she winks, and the congregation roars. Dahl leads a growing congregation of gays and lesbians who attend the Metropolitan Community Church of Ventura.
NEWS
September 28, 1988 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
In an action that Diocese of Orange Bishop Norman F. McFarland called "stupid and irresponsible," the U.S. Border Patrol entered a Roman Catholic church in Orange during an early morning Mass on Tuesday and arrested seven people believed to be illegal aliens. The arrests occurred during a sweep along East Chapman Avenue, where scores of men gather each day to get work. About 160 people were arrested in all during the sweep, a Border Patrol spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The one-time church of President Reagan is about to be torn down. It is not the hilltop Bel Air Presbyterian Church where the Reagans occasionally attended services before moving to the White House. The wreckers are going to dismantle the earthquake-damaged sanctuary of the Hollywood-Beverly Christian Church, near Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue.
NEWS
March 7, 1985 | VIRGINIA ESCALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Although she has been in the United States for two years, Maria Ramirez's eyes still fill with tears when she recalls bloody scenes from her homeland. Decapitated corpses. Heads on a park bench. Electrical burns on bodies. Needle points in eyes. Skinned faces. Young boys hanging from trees. An entire village massacred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The one-time church of President Reagan is about to be torn down. It is not the hilltop Bel Air Presbyterian Church where the Reagans occasionally attended services before moving to the White House. The wreckers are going to dismantle the earthquake-damaged sanctuary of the Hollywood-Beverly Christian Church, near Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1986 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer and
The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador, making his first pastoral visit to the large Salvadoran community in Los Angeles, celebrated a colorful Mass on Friday at the packed Old Plaza Church--largest and oldest in the archdiocese and the first to declare itself a "sanctuary church."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1986 | DON ROSEN, Times Staff Writer
A 20-year-old Whittier man has told Los Angeles County sheriff's officers that he broke into four Pico Rivera sanctuary churches looking for money, leading police to believe that the recent spate of Southland crimes against churches was not politically motivated. However, the suspect's admission was made in such a way that it will prevent authorities from charging him.
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