Vandals target Old Mission Santa Barbara again

Vandals caused more than $25,000 in damage to the Old Mission Santa Barbara overnight, scrawling “rape” on several pillars and misspelling the word “genocide” with red paint on the stone front of the historic building. At least one vandal broke

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Suspect arrested in vandalism, arson at St. Charles Borromeo Church

Los Angeles police said this week they arrested a man they believe set three fires inside St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood and a fourth just outside the church’s doors last week that caused extensive damage to the iconic building. In

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2018-08-01T08:48:18-08:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Arrest made in Southern California church fires, vandalism

A 25-year-old man accused of setting fires at churches around Southern California was charged this week with multiple felony counts. Christian Michael Garcia faces 20 felony counts: 13 counts of vandalism of religious property, three counts of arson of a

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2018-01-31T07:42:36-08:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Vandalism at Pasadena church follows a recent pattern

Graffiti spray-painted at a 129-year-old Pasadena church that was set on fire last week resembled messages left on several other churches that were vandalized in recent months. Vandals broke into Church of the Angels — an Episcopal church on Avenue

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2018-01-22T20:08:58-08:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pro-life organization becomes target of vandalism, theft

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - One local pro-life organization was the recent target of vandalism and theft. The pro-life advocacy and education organization, Right to Life of Kern County, is picking up the pieces after their banners around town were found slashed,

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2017-10-16T12:38:42-08:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: , |3 Comments

Our Lady of Fatima statue vandalized in Chino

Chino Valley Fire District investigators said a fire that scorched the Virgin Mary statue at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Chino has been deemed suspicious. Chino Police Department officers went to the church at 12686 Central Ave. on the morning

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2017-09-18T16:49:41-08:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Vandalism at West Covina church investigated as possible hate crime

Police in West Covina are investigating graffiti that was sprayed on two church statues as a possible hate crime. Surveillance video shows someone in black clothing and a mask walking up to St. Christopher Catholic Church, at 629 S. Glendora Ave.,

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2017-02-28T09:38:33-08:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Vandals target largest Catholic church in Los Angeles

The following comes from a November 30 NBC4 story by Conan Nolan and Jason Kandel: Vandals targeted a Roman Catholic church in Lynwood, painting demonic symbols on the doors, statues and signs. The vandals struck overnight Saturday or early Sunday morning

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2015-12-01T16:04:51-08:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: California Diocese News, Church life|Tags: , , , |12 Comments