CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1991 |
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating allegations that a suspended police officer may have been involved in the theft of a purported Rembrandt painting from the church of televangelist Gene Scott, The Times has learned. Church officials told police that two masked gunmen burst into Scott's downtown University Cathedral on Nov. 7 and made off with what was described in a police report as a valuable artwork by the 17th-Century Dutch master, Rembrandt van Rijn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2005 |
Gene Scott, the shaggy, cigar-smoking televangelist whose eccentric religious broadcasts were beamed around the world, has died. He was 75. Scott died Monday after a stroke, family spokesman Robert Emmers said. For three decades, Scott was pastor of Los Angeles University Cathedral, a Protestant congregation of more than 15,000 members housed in a landmark downtown building. In the mid-1970s, Scott began hosting a nightly live television broadcast of Bible teaching.
March 30, 2011
Times reader "galkab" shot this sunset view of downtown Los Angeles near the corner of 9 th Street and Broadway. The photographer captures a hodgepodge of historic and modern buildings in this scene. On the right is the Eastern Columbia Building, once the headquarters of the Eastern Outfitting Co. and the Columbia Outfitting Co. Opened in 1930, it now houses condominiums. Just to left of that building is the 777 Tower at 777 S. Figueroa St. This 52-floor high-rise was completed in 1991.
March 29, 2011
Times reader Scott Broadhurst shot this photo of the Spanish Gothic-style United Artists theater in downtown Los Angeles, as reflected from the sleek California Market Center building across the street. Broadhurst titled this photo "Reflections of the Past. " The theater at 937 S. Broadway was built by the founders of United Artists Pictures (Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith) as a venue for movie premieres. It opened the day after Christmas 1927 and enjoyed many decades as a movie theater.