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  • Developer restores former L.A. cathedral, converts it into event hall

    09/06/2007 11:09:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 684+ views
    CNA ^ | September 5, 2007
    Los Angeles, Sep 5, 2007 / 10:11 am (CNA).- Thanks to local preservationists and an astute developer, the former cathedral of Los Angeles was returned to its previous structural glory last week. The former St. Vibiana Cathedral, now simply named Vibiana and converted into a concert and events hall, got its 3,500-pound cupola back Aug. 30, reported the L.A. Times. The moment ended an 11-year campaign to save the downtown landmark. The historic cathedral was marked for demolition after it suffered structural damage in a 1994 earthquake. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles decided that repairs would cost more than the...
  • Quebec Sends Planes to Assist Fighting Los Angeles Brush Fires

    10/02/2005 8:24:23 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 18 replies · 427+ views
    Canadian Press via ^ | October 2, 2005 | Canadian Press Staff
    Quebec sends planes to assist fighting Los Angeles brush firesCanadian Press October 02, 2005 MONTREAL (CP) - The Quebec government is lending a hand to help fight the brush fires on the edge of Los Angeles. The province's forest fire prevention agency has sent two CL-415 waterbombers to help combat the flames. The crew includes eight pilots and three technicians who might remain on site until the end of December depending on the situation. Quebec said it would be ready to send more help if the fires grow.