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    A California man has been charged with arson for setting the blaze that ravaged a 250-year-old mission in Los Angeles last year, officials announced Tuesday. John David Corey, 57, was hit with two felony counts of arson and first-degree burglary for allegedly setting the July 11 fire at the San Gabriel Mission, a Southern California landmark, LA County District Attorney George Gascon said in a press release. The interior of the San Gabriel Mission in Los Angeles after the fire.AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File “The loss of the mission was in the millions of dollars but the loss to the community is immeasurable,” Gascon said in a statement. The fire caused extensive damage to the historic building, which contained artifacts dating to the late 18th Century and original walls, floors and a domed ceiling. The mission was founded in 1771, and was the fourth established in California by Franciscan priest Junipero Serra, NBC Los Angeles reported. The interior of the San Gabriel Mission in Los Angeles after the fire.AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File According to prosecutors, Corey broke into...
    Add to your list of the minor annoyances to blame on COVID-19 the fact that we’ve had to be satisfied with real estate porn of the virtual kind: gazing at shiny houses advertised on shiny paper, or watching drone home tours shot artsily and craftily with wide-angle lenses. Now, with COVID restrictions abating, here comes the spring itch to buy, to sell, to move out and perhaps up, or at least to spend an entertaining weekend of cruising from open house to open house fantasizing about your new lives within new walls. You, and generations of Angelenos before you. If you can afford it (and many can’t, a topic not being dealt with here), the impulse that brought millions to live in Southern California also bequeathed us a landscape ornamented with marvelous houses. Houses as grimly identical as lath-and-plaster clones. Houses as delightfully kooky as a neighborhood designed by Tim Burton by way of Gaudí. Our home heritage is as multi-everything as Los Angeles itself — historical hybrids of imagination and redwood and whims in stone. In some cities, you...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There was another effort in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday to vaccinate people from disadvantaged communities. This time, about 50 doses were given to homeless people living on Skid Row. RELATED: Nearly 60 Community Organizations Sign On To LAUSD Letter Urging Newsom To Prioritize Teacher Vaccinations Wednesday’s vaccination site was set up in the back parking lot of the Los Angeles Mission. RELATED: Slight Chance Of Rain In Southland Beginning Thursday Evening As Weak Storms Move In Organizers said this is an especially vulnerable population because many homeless people are age 65 and over. There has been concern that homeless people may be left out when it comes to distributing vaccinations. MORE: CHP Officer Seriously Hurt In Wreck On 10 Freeway Near Downtown LA  
    L.A. County residents share good news of what's happening in their community and in their lives. (KABC) -- To start the weekend off right, we're sharing good news in the community.Amy Hughson, a Monterey Park resident, is celebrating her great aunt and uncle's 72nd wedding anniversary.DJ Dillion Francis, a West Hollywood resident, is selling a new t-shirt and 100% of the proceeds will go to the L.A. Mission and his favorite L.A. restaurant La Poubelle Bistro.Shira Astrof, President of the Animal Rescue Mission, rescued a suffering puppy named Miracle from Ensenada. She wasn't sure if Miracle would survive after the abuse she had gone through, but she's happy to report that Miracle is getting better every day.If you have good news and want to share with us, submit here:Follow Sophie Flay on:TwitterFacebookInstagram
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row was serving hundreds of Christmas Day meals to those in need Friday. FILE — Hundreds of people stand in line for prepackaged lunches and toiletries during the Midnight Mission Banquet of Hope event in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 16, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News/Getty Images) While it would not be putting on its traditional in-person Christmas Day event because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mission would be serving three take-out meals Friday. It would also be handing out 500 hygiene backpacks. The Midnight Mission also served takeout meals on Thanksgiving as well. Those looking to donate to the Midnight Mission can click here. The homeless crisis in Los Angeles and California as a whole has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. A report earlier this month found that California has the third-largest homeless population in the nation.
    SAN GABRIEL (CBSLA) — An intact “La Dolorosa” painting was found recently in the rubble of the San Gabriel Mission’s main sanctuary, which was destroyed in a fire in July. (credit: Daniel Macias/Angelus News) The painting of Our Lady Of Sorrows was found on her Feast Day on Sept. 15, according to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Angelus News. It had been found under a burnt crossbeam. The 249-year-old San Gabriel Mission caught fire and burned most of the roof and interior. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) The Archdiocese of Los Angeles says most of the valuable artwork inside the mission had been removed months before the July 11 fire. The mission was being renovated in preparation for its 250th anniversary in September 2021. The “La Dolorosa” painting had hung above the sanctuary’s baptistry, and was left with some holes and blistering, according to Angelus News. An insurance company has pledged to restore the painting. The source of the fire at the mission is still under investigation.
    A almost 250-yr-old Spanish mission in California containing artifacts dating back to the late 1700s was ravaged by hearth early Saturday morning. The roof of the Roman Catholic church at the San Gabriel Mission and substantially of its interior was ruined. Capt. Antonio Negrete, community information and facts officer for the San Gabriel Fireplace Division, known as the scene “heartbreaking,” NBC Los Angeles noted. Jose Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles, tweeted pics of the hurt Saturday, asking for prayers as the mission begins its gradual route to restoration. Permit our information meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, shipped weekday mornings. No accidents were noted, and fire officers have been hoping to determine what prompted the fire. Founded in 1771 by Franciscan priest Junipero Serra, from Spain, the San Gabriel Mission is regarded a historic landmark for several trustworthy in Southern California. But Serra’s legacy continues to be a flashpoint for lots of Indigenous Us citizens and Latinos who condemn the colonization and brutalization of Indigenous populations in the area. Previous thirty day period, demonstrators toppled Serra’s statue...
    SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (CNS) -- A multi-agency investigation was underway Saturday following a four-alarm fire that caused "extensive damage'' to the historic 249-year-old San Gabriel Mission, authorities said.The blaze at 4:25 a.m. sent firefighters to 428 S. Mission Road, where the first to arrive reported a large column of smoke and flame coming from the corner of the roof, said Capt. Antonio Negrete of the San Gabriel Fire Department."During the course of the fire, portions of the roof fell upon the firefighters,'' Negrete said. "They were evacuated and initiated a defensive fire attack.''The fire was knocked down at 6:48 a.m., he said. No injuries were reported."It's a tragic loss for our city. It's our city identifier,'' Negrete said. "We're trying to cope with it.''The entire wood roof was gone, and the building sustained "extensive damage,'' including destruction of pews, he said, although the altar area was saved.Negrete told the Los Angeles Times that the bell tower and museum remained intact.On Saturday afternoon, investigators from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a regional task force including San...
    SYLMAR, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities captured a bear that was wandering in a residential area near Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar on Monday.The bear was seen walking through the El Cariso Golf Course around 10:30 a.m. The animal then made its way to the area of Eldridge Avenue and Hubbard Street, where it roamed through surface streets and backyards.AIR7 HD was over the scene, where the bear did not appear to get close to any people or pets.The animal apparently came from nearby El Cariso Regional Park and wandered onto the college campus before walking through the neighborhood where it collapsed around 11:15 a.m. after being tranquilized.RELATED: Bear attacks 19-year-old woman taking nap in backyard in Sierra MadreEMBED More News Videos On Monday, a bear did something you rarely hear about: It attacked a 19-year old woman who had fallen asleep in her backyard. Wildlife personnel and Los Angeles police officers closed in on the bear after it laid still on a sidewalk for several minutes.Wildlife personnel eventually loaded the bear into the back of a truck.The animal will...
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