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September 16, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Garner Ted Armstrong, the controversial television evangelist who founded his own international church in Tyler, Texas, after he broke with his late father's Pasadena-based Worldwide Church of God 25 years ago, died Monday. He was 73. Armstrong, known for being the voice of television's "The World Tomorrow" and subsequent programs, had suffered from pneumonia, supporters said.
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BUSINESS
May 18, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The Ambassador Auditorium and other key structures on the former Ambassador College campus in Pasadena have been purchased by a church and school, which plan to turn the vacant facilities into a private high school and concert venue. Harvest Rock Church and Maranatha High School, both based in Pasadena, bought the 13-acre site with five buildings from Worldwide Church of God last week for an undisclosed amount. The property is bounded by St. John Avenue, Green Street and Del Mar Avenue.
NEWS
January 20, 1986
Herbert W. Armstrong, the Apostle and Pastor General of the Pasadena-based Worldwide Church of God, was eulogized by his successor as irreplaceable. "There is no man who can fill his shoes, but Father we aim to follow in his footsteps," Joseph K. Tkach told 4,500 mourners, including Armstrong's son Garner Ted Armstrong, at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. Armstrong, 93, died Thursday.
NEWS
February 16, 1995
The Worldwide Church of God, which announced in January it would close the venerable Ambassador Auditorium to slash costs, will also eliminate 175 to 180 of the 708 jobs at its Pasadena headquarters. Church officials last week said they would lay off more than 100 workers but did not have precise figures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1985 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
The Pasadena-based Worldwide Church of God has been out of the major headlines for the last several years since it emerged from state-imposed receivership resulting from charges of financial irregularities. But things have not been quiet. Last year, the church lost a $1.26-million libel and slander suit (now under appeal) filed by the former wife of the church patriarch. Herbert W.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California real estate developer has agreed to buy one of the Southland's largest and most historically rich development sites: the 48-acre former campus of Ambassador College in Pasadena. Foster City-based Legacy Partners, which also is redeveloping the former railroad property known as Taylor Yards near San Fernando road and the Glendale Freeway, has agreed to pay in excess of $100 million for the property owned by Worldwide Church of God.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1997
Pasadena city officials will hold a meeting Tuesday to allow residents and business owners to comment on a development plan for the area around the former Ambassador College known as the West Gateway. City officials are drafting a plan for the area, centered around the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards, where the Rose Parade begins each year. The area includes the Norton Simon Museum, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Elks Club.
NEWS
January 15, 1986
Herbert W. Armstrong, 93, the ailing founder and pastor general of the troubled Worldwide Church of God, has named a church administrator to succeed him upon his death, a church attorney said Tuesday. The man designated to follow Armstrong as head of the wealthy, 80,000-member church based in Pasadena is Joseph K. Tkach, director of church administration for the last six years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Michael J. Clemens, 81, a former attorney and special California prosecutor who investigated the San Diego County assessor's office in the 1950s, died Friday of natural causes in Virginia Beach, Va. Clemens was named deputy attorney general for Los Angeles in 1953 by Atty. Gen. (later Gov.) Pat Brown shortly after completing Loyola Law School. Three years later, Clemens was appointed special prosecutor to investigate the San Diego County agency.
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