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  • Notre Dame High School grads recount lightning victim’s final hours at Venice Beach
    July 29, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    HANCOCK PARK >> When Alex Zamora realized it was drizzling Sunday, he texted two of his best friends to ask if they still wanted to head to the beach that day to play volleyball.

  • Brown inicia visita a México
    July 28, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    MÉXICO.— El gobernador de California Jerry Brown comienza hoy una agenda de tres días en México que incluye reuniones con el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, el canciller José Antonio Meade, secretarios de Estado y empresarios para profundizar la relación bilateral en energía, comercio, medio ambiente, inversión y educación.

  • Friends, family mourn man, 21, killed by lightning
    July 28, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – A rare lightning strike Sunday at Venice Beach cut short the life of a well-liked 21-year-old man eager to attend the University of Southern California this fall.

  • Notre Dame High School grad died in Sunday’s lightning strike at Venice Beach
    July 28, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    LOS ANGELES >> The parents of Notre Dame High School graduate Nick Fagnano confirmed Monday morning that their son was killed after lightning struck while he was in the water at Venice Beach.

  • Divine Word Missionaries mark 50 years in the West
    July 28, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    SAN BERNARDINO—The Society of the Divine Word’s U.S. Western Province celebrated 50 years of service to Catholic communities in California with a Mass on May 28 at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral.

    Priests serving throughout the Diocese of San Bernardino and in neighboring dioceses came to celebrate the anniversary of their province. The Mass highlighted the many cultures and countries served by the Divine Word Missionaries.

  • Johnson: A family’s 90-year journey in Pasadena
    July 23, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    The latest generation of the Duncan family of Pasadena arrived in February. The baby was a girl.

    The family patriarch, John David Duncan, 81, sits, filled with pride, as he tells me about her from behind his desk in the study of his home.

  • Arts & Entertainment 2014 Best Of: Services
    July 22, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Downtown News Readers were given a chance to vote for the Best in Downtown, here’s what they chose:
    BEST CHURCH/SYNAGOGUE/PLACE OF WORSHIP Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

  • The Best of Downtown Staff Picks
    July 22, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The L.A. Downtown News staff has picked 24 great things in Downtown to celebrate our Best of Downtown issue. Here they are:
    BEST DOWNTOWN ATHLETES: St. Turibius Warriors

  • Loyola High requires all students to have baseline concussion test
    July 22, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    a time of increasing emphasis on figuring out ways to identify and deal with concussions among teenagers in sports competition, Loyola High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Los Angeles, has taken the unprecedented step of requiring all 1,270 of its students, even if they are not athletes, to undergo baseline testing.

  • Crossing with faith: Immigrants share stories of struggle
    July 21, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    People walk up to touch Santo Toribio Romo, the immigrant’s saint, at the conclusion of a special Mass in recognition of all immigrants at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.