Vandals Strike Carmel Mission Days After Pope Canonizes SerraPolice in Northern California say vandals defaced a statue of Father Junipero Serra at the Carmel Mission, where the remains of the recently canonized missionary are buried.
Students Gather In LA To Celebrate Canonization Of Junipero SerraPope Francis has elevated to sainthood an 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast in the first canonization on U.S. soil.
Pope's Apology Doesn't Change Opinions On Canonization Of 18th-Century Missionary Junipero SerraPope Francis' apology for the Roman Catholic Church's crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some California Native Americans to his decision to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra.
Lawmakers Slam Plan To Replace Statue Of Calif. Missionary With Sally Ride MemorialSouthland lawmakers are criticizing a vote by the California State Senate to replace a statue in the U.S. Capitol of one of the state's key historical figures with one of astronaut Sally Ride.
Bufalo Bills Select Gardena's Robert Woods Of USC The Buffalo Bills' new-look offense is taking shape after the team opened the second round of the NFL draft selecting Southern California junior receiver Robert Woods on Friday.
USC Standouts Woods, Lee Share H.S. Roots At Serra In GardenaSouthern California's downtown campus is just 11 miles north of Serra High School, a private Catholic institution and an oasis from nearby urban decay in its tidy Gardena neighborhood.