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  • Funeral for LAPD officer Chris Cortijo draws thousands
    April 22, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    He was a Los Angeles motorcycle cop who’d arrested more than 3,000 drunk drivers across the San Fernando Valley, preventing an untold number of potential DUI traffic deaths.

  • Funeral held for LAPD Officer Chris Cortijo
    April 22, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A funeral was held Tuesday for the LAPD officer killed in the line of duty after a suspected DUI driver struck him while he was on his motorcycle.

    The service for Chris Cortijo began at about 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Hundreds of attendees watched as Cortijo’s casket was carried in by uniformed officers.

  • Catholic Radio Returns to Los Angeles
    April 21, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    After a 14-year hiatus, English-speaking Catholic radio will be returning to the Los Angeles area. Immaculate Heart Radio recently announced the purchase of KTYM AM 1460, a religious station in the Inglewood neighborhood of southwest Los Angeles, for $6 million. About 40 percent of the funding for the purchase of the station comes from the support of donors. The signal will reach much of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

  • Easter celebrations across the Southland
    April 20, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Churches across Southern California celebrated Easter Sunday at varying locations including Hollywood High School, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Hollywood Bowl and the Forum.

  • Southern Californians celebrate Easter Sunday
    April 20, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Tens of thousands of Southern Californians on Sunday flocked to Easter sunrises services, musical celebrations and scores of other events to celebrate the Holy Day.

    In Hermosa Beach, dozens of Catholic parishioners gathered on the beach to pray as the sun rose behind them. This is the fourth year that Our Lady of Guadalupe Hermosa Beach Catholic Church has sponsored the beachside service.

  • Animals blessed by archbishop for Easter in LA
    April 20, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    A procession of pets and their owners passed in front of Archbishop Jose Gomez as he sprinkled them with holy water for the 84th annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony in LA.

  • St. Francis de Sales Parish of Sherman Oaks celebrates 75h anniversary
    April 19, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    SHERMAN OAKS >> St. Charles of Borromeo could boast about Bob Hope. St. Cyril of Jerusalem could gloat about Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.

  • Olvera Street’s 84th Blessing of the Animals takes place Saturday
    April 19, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Hundreds of pet owners are expected to attend Saturday’s 84th annual Blessing of the Animals in downtown Los Angeles.

    The event is “held in grateful recognition of the tremendous services given to the human race by the animal kingdom,” church officials said. The free event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on Olvera Street.

  • Throngs Of Pet Lovers Attend ‘Blessing Of The Animals’
    April 19, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    LOS ANGELES ( — Throngs of pet lovers showed up on Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street on Saturday for the annual “Blessing of the Animals.”

    Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed cats, dogs, bunnies, birds, even many reptiles.

  • On Easter, Downtown is Full of Eggs-Cellent Adventures
    April 17, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – You don’t need to settle for hot cross buns or a box of Peeps on Easter morning. Those are fine, but really, you can do better.

    Anyone in search of a more filling spread, or a unique way to celebrate the holiday, only has to come to Downtown Los Angeles. Easter falls on Sunday, April 20, and the Central City has a wealth of options, from brunches to family gatherings, complete with egg hunts, in a local park. Here is a sampling of what to do on Easter.