January 29, 2014 |
Sun Valley Village Christian played Florida's Montverde Academy on Jan. 16, losing, 96-46. Montverde was ranked No. 1 in the nation. Now the Crusaders face unbeaten Santa Ana Mater Dei on Friday at Mater Dei. The Monarchs are ranked No. 1 by several publications. So Coach Jon Shaw of Village Christian should be able to answer the question afterward, "Who's better _ Montverde or Mater Dei?" Also, Village Christian has announced that Bryan Alberts, the Crusaders' standout point guard who has missed the entire season while recuperating from a knee injury, is scheduled to return on Tuesday.
January 29, 2014 |
Everyone in metropolitan Detroit knows who the Chaldeans are. They came to the Motor City in droves during the 1920s, lured by high wages at Henry Ford's automobile plants. Since then, they have grown to a population of more than 120,000 in Detroit - the largest in any area outside their native Iraq - and hold substantial clout in the area's business and political circles. Now, two competing organizations want everyone in California to know the ethnic group, which is united by its Christian faith, Aramaic language and entrepreneurial zeal.
January 23, 2014 |
On Thursday, Amazon announced the launch of its 15th imprint, Waterfall Press. Waterfall Press will specialize in Christian nonfiction and fiction. Amazon's release notes that in 2014, Waterfall Press will publish both fiction and nonfiction, but its lead titles are all nonfiction. They include "The Four Best Places to Live" by Mark Buchanan, "When You Need a Miracle" by Cherie Hill, who has reached bestseller lists as a self-published author, and "The Quiet Revolution: An Active Faith That Transforms Lives and Communities" by Jay Hein, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under President George W. Bush.
January 15, 2014 |
Mark Bates, a former head coach at L.A. Baptist who has been the top assistant at Oaks Christian, has been hired as the football coach at Sun Valley Village Christian. Bates was a key figure at Oaks Christian during the reign of Bill Redell. "He'll do a great job," Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell said. Bates was hired to be Village Christian's director of football operations and a dean. For 13 years, he was associate head coach at Oaks Christian and served both as offensive and defensive coordinator during his stay.
January 10, 2014
Re "L.A. County seal again to feature a Christian cross," Jan. 8 In 2004, when the Board of Supervisors voted to remove the cross from the L.A. County seal, the Anti-Defamation League commended the supervisors "for showing respect for the diversity of the people of the community. " On Tuesday, the board reversed course, restoring the cross - universally recognized as the symbol of Christianity - to the seal. This act sends a divisive message: that the county officially endorses Christianity over other faiths.
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January 8, 2014 |
Why can't the Satanists be just a little more tasteful? There is no way the statue they've proposed for the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds is going to fly. Even if it does have wings. Does anybody anywhere want to have a 7-foot goat-headed, horned creature right out of the scary part of “Ghostbusters” staring at them when they walk across a deserted lawn at dusk? “The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair, where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation,” said Lucien Greaves, a co-founder of the Satanic Temple , which is behind the unusual proposal.
January 7, 2014 |
The Holmes brothers, Darick, a junior, and Darnay, a freshman, appear to be leaving Oaks Christian. That's the conclusion of Coach Bill Redell, who said they had not officially checked out of school as of Tuesday but also were not there for the first day of the spring semester. Both are outstanding receiver-defensive backs. Darick came to Oaks Christian from Pasadena Muir. Their cousin is receiver Desean Holmes, who recently left Alemany for Muir. Newbury Park has been mentioned as a possible destination for the Holmes brothers.
January 6, 2014 |
Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and violinist Christian Tetzlaff have canceled their joint appearances scheduled for this weekend at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The three concerts, which are still scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday, instead will feature conductor Edo de Waart and violinist Augustin Hadelich. The Los Angeles Philharmonic had originally been scheduled to perform Schoenberg's Violin Concerto as part of the program. The piece has been scratched and will be replaced with Beethoven's Violin Concerto.
January 2, 2014 |
Sometimes, when adapting history for the big screen, a few fabrications are required. Take, for example, Irving Rosenfeld, the schlubby Bronx huckster Christian Bale plays in the period caper "American Hustle. " A consummate swindler with a fondness for jewel-toned velvet jackets and an outrageously bad toupee, the character is inspired by real-life con man Melvin Weinberg. But the actor is careful to point out that they are not the same person. "Mel would absolutely kick me ... if I ever said it was him," Bale, 39, said with a grin.