Police say the act of vandalism marks the second such incident at the church in a month. (Photo credit: CBS Local 2)

Statues Of Virgin Mary Beheaded, Jesus Christ Defaced At Palm Springs Catholic Church

Police want to know who broke the head off a statue of the Virgin Mary and damaged the face of a Jesus Christ statue at a Catholic church in Palm Springs.


A statue of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of Californias missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population, stands in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2015. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Slam Plan To Replace Statue Of Calif. Missionary With Sally Ride Memorial

Southland 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.


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Luc Robitaille Immortalized In Bronze At Staples Center

Luc Robitaille is the latest Los Angeles sports great to be immortalized in bronze in front of Staples Center.


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Deputies Recover Stolen Iconic Rudolph Statue In Gardena

An iconic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer display is headed back to Rolling Hills Estates one day after neighbors built and displayed a newly constructed statue.


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Ed Sullivan Statue Recovered By LAPD Detectives

Police said their investigation remains active and “ongoing.”


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Religious Statue Vandalized At Artesia Church

A beloved shrine at an Artesia church was vandalized with graffiti over the weekend.

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Norton Simon Museum To Return Statue Possibly Looted From Cambodian Temple

The Norton Simon Museum has agreed to return a 10th century statue that may have been looted from a Cambodian temple during that country’s genocidal civil war in the 1970s.


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‘Comfort Women’ Statue In Glendale Sits At Center Of New Controversy

A petition asking for the removal of a bronze statue in the city of Glendale has been submitted to President Barack Obama’s website, “We the People.”


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Teen Arrested For Stealing Part Of Statue Honoring Detective Killed In Dorner Shootout

A teen was arrested for stealing a piece of a statue created in honor of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who was shot to death by alleged gunman and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, officials said Thursday.

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Life-Size Statue Of Ronald Reagan Torched In Temecula

Police are trying to figure out who torched a bronze statue of former President Ronald Reagan at a Temecula park last week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2013

Created in 2012 by artist Jasu Shilpi, the 6-foot-tall bronze statue of Gandhi is under fire from one local activist group. (Photo courtesy City of Cerritos)

Group Calls On Cerritos City Hall To Remove Gandhi Statue

An activist group in Cerritos is stepping up efforts to convince city officials to remove a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.


San Bernardino deputy Jeremiah MacKay was killed in a shootout with a man believed to be Christopher Dorner Tuesday. (credit: San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept.)

Statue Unveiled In Honor Of Detective Killed In Dorner Shootout

A statue honoring San Bernardino County Sheriff’s detective Jeremiah MacKay will be unveiled Sunday in Lake Arrowhead.


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Caught On Camera: Man Allegedly Steals Plaques From Menifee Mortuary

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the man who allegedly stole plaques and statues from a mortuary in Menifee.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/28/2012


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Immortalized With Bronze Statue In Front Of Staples

A statue honoring legendary Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was unveiled Friday afternoon in front of hundreds at STAPLES center.


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Lakers To Honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar With New Statue At STAPLES

A statue honoring legendary Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be unveiled Friday afternoon at STAPLES Center.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/13/2012