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February 27, 1992
A Rembrandt painting stolen from televangelist Gene Scott's University Cathedral in Los Angeles was recovered and one of two suspects in the case has been arrested, police said Wednesday. The painting, worth an estimated $100,000, was taken Nov. 7 from the cathedral, said Detective Al Gonzales of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Station. Police arrested Kourosh Jadali, 35, at his Los Angeles home, where the painting was found. A second suspect is still being sought, Gonzales said.
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July 4, 2013 | By Bob Pool
Saving the iconic "Jesus saves" sign was one thing, but resurrecting it was another matter. So Biola University has come up with a creative replica of one of the eye-catching signs that once towered over the Bible Institute of Los Angeles' downtown headquarters. The original bright red, 7-foot-tall neon letters were placed on the institute's dormitory roofs in 1935 and 1937 and glowed until 1988, when the building at Hope and 6th streets was torn down. The evangelical signs sat abandoned in a scrap yard alongside the Pasadena Freeway until flamboyant television minister Gene Scott purchased the historic United Artists Theatre on Broadway and turned it into what he called University Cathedral.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2013 | By Bob Pool
Saving the iconic "Jesus saves" sign was one thing, but resurrecting it was another matter. So Biola University has come up with a creative replica of one of the eye-catching signs that once towered over the Bible Institute of Los Angeles' downtown headquarters. The original bright red, 7-foot-tall neon letters were placed on the institute's dormitory roofs in 1935 and 1937 and glowed until 1988, when the building at Hope and 6th streets was torn down. The evangelical signs sat abandoned in a scrap yard alongside the Pasadena Freeway until flamboyant television minister Gene Scott purchased the historic United Artists Theatre on Broadway and turned it into what he called University Cathedral.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1992
A Rembrandt painting stolen from televangelist Gene Scott's University Cathedral in Los Angeles was recovered and one of two suspects in the case has been arrested, police said Wednesday. The painting, worth an estimated $100,000, was taken Nov. 7 from the cathedral, said Detective Al Gonzales of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Station. Police arrested Kourosh Jadali, 35, at his Los Angeles home, where the painting was found. A second suspect is still being sought, Gonzales said.
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November 27, 1991 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
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September 21, 2004 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
Gene Scott, a flamboyant televangelist who previously relied on faith healing to cure his prostate cancer, announced he would undergo surgery Monday at UCLA Medical Center, saying his disease had run "out of control." A statement by three of his organizations said the 75-year-old preacher had discovered this month that a "golf ball-sized cancer" had spread to his bladder from his prostate, where cancer was first diagnosed four years ago.
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July 10, 1994 | Glenn F. Bunting, Glenn F. Bunting is a staff writer for The Times' Washington Bureau. His last article for the magazine was a profile of former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley
ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT, MILLIONS OF weary souls plop down on the family-room couch, pick up the remote and scan the airwaves in search of infotainment. They skip past snapshots of Roseanne raiding the refrigerator and the Bundys swapping insults until a close-up of The Face flashes on the screen. Partially obscured by cigar smoke, the face appears puffed with rage and ready to explode. Piercing blue eyes stare through half-framed reading specs and gold-rimmed shades, worn one on top of the other.
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November 27, 1991 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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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.
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