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June 19, 1985 | Associated Press
A couple who said they turned over their farmland to a Pasadena, Calif.-based church that told them they wouldn't need it because the world was coming to an end have filed a $6-million suit to get it back. Gilman and Gladys Anderson of Lowry, Minn., filed the suit in U.S. District Court against the Worldwide Church of God. The suit says the Andersons gave 160 acres in 1969 to Ambassador College, an agent of Herbert W. Armstrong's church.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2000 | Larry B. Stammer
Between 10% and 15% of the Worldwide Church of God's 400 congregations in the United States now worship on Sunday instead of Saturday, and the majority observe Christmas and Easter--all practices that the early founders of the church condemned. The changes in worship were reported by Greg Albrecht, director of church relations, this week. Founded in 1934 as the Radio Church of God by the late Herbert W.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
An Irvine developer purchased 12 acres of the former Ambassador College in Pasadena on Wednesday with the intention of building a residential and retail project on the site. Sares-Regis Group paid the Worldwide Church of God an undisclosed amount for the property, which is roughly bounded by Del Mar Boulevard, DeLacey Avenue, Green Street and the 710 Freeway spur.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1985 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of members of Los Angeles' Thai community converged Sunday afternoon on Pasadena to view a glistening display of royal art objects from Thailand and to catch a glimpse of Queen Sirikit, who is completing a three-city tour of the United States with her art collection.
NEWS
January 16, 1986 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Herbert W. Armstrong, a pioneer radio preacher who used his sales talents to build the multimillion-dollar Pasadena-based Worldwide Church of God, died today in his Pasadena home. He was 93 and his death came two days after Joseph K. Tkach, director of church administration, was named to succeed Armstrong as head of the 90,000-member church. "I am in a very physically weakened state, enduring severe pain and with virtually no strength whatsoever," Armstrong wrote church members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1985 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of members of Los Angeles' Thai community converged on Pasadena Sunday afternoon to view a glistening display of royal art objects from Thailand and to catch a glimpse of Queen Sirikit, who is completing a three-city tour of the United States with her art collection.
NEWS
September 17, 2000 | ANNE THOMPSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
What makes a cult? According to religion experts, a group is a cult when it exerts total control over the decisions and behavior of its members, when individuality and freewill are gone. Bob Pardon, a former Congregational minister who studies cults, was assigned by a juvenile court judge to research a group founded by Roland Robidoux in southeastern Massachusetts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Preparing for the school year, a Reseda church group took the lead this month in an effort to repaint the inside of Tulsa Street Elementary School. Saying that the group wanted to "give children a cheerful environment to work in," the Rev. James Friddle, pastor of the Worldwide Church of God, was among those who took up paintbrushes Sunday to give the school its first new coat of paint in a quarter of a century.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1990 | From Religious News Service
The Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its recent decision in a case involving the religious use of the drug peyote. In a one-line order issued Monday, the court denied a petition for a rehearing in Employment Division of Oregon vs. Smith, in which the court held that a state not only can prohibit the religious use of peyote but also can deny unemployment compensation to individuals dismissed from their jobs for using the drug.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2002 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Worldwide Church of God has hired Shea Homes, one of Southern California's largest home builders, to help guide development of the church's historic Ambassador College site in Pasadena. The church selected Shea Homes to act as its chief development consultant nearly three months after Foster City-based Legacy Partners abandoned plans to buy the 48-acre campus in west Pasadena and build a large-scale residential project.
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