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November 18, 2012 | By Reem Abdellatif
CAIRO - Amid months of sectarian unease, Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church enthroned its new pope Sunday in an ornate, three-hour ceremony attended by top officials from the nation's Islamist-led government. Tawadros II, 60, was chosen the church's 118th pope this month in long-awaited elections following the death in March of Pope Shenouda III, who was patriarch for four decades. The cathedral of St. Mark, the church's founding saint, erupted in applause when the papal crown was placed on Tawadros' head.
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May 16, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
Scores of mostly Coptic Christian protesters were injured when their weekend demonstration blocking a street near the heart of downtown Cairo was attacked by motorists and residents as riot police stood by, prompting new questions about the ability and willingness of Egypt's military-led government to maintain security. The attacks came hours after an explosion at the tomb of a Muslim saint in the northern Sinai town of Sheik Zweid and a week after sectarian clashes left 15 dead and 200 injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1997 | JOHN DART
On the site where Mormon soldiers built the first U.S. military fort in the Los Angeles area, more than 1,000 costumed participants will gather Friday to reenact the city's first Independence Day flag-raising. The ceremony--at the Ft. Moore Pioneer Memorial Wall on Hill Street just north of the Hollywood Freeway--is part of a sesquicentennial celebration of the early Mormon presence in California and a broader observance of the church's settling in Utah.
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March 31, 2003 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
The three vanloads of college students had left the Northern California church seven hours earlier. Their 400-mile journey to the monastery in the middle of the Mojave Desert was almost completed. Two vans turned off Interstate 15, and it was just five miles down a dirt road until they would arrive at the St. Anthony Monastery in Yermo. They couldn't spot the third van, so they called their friends on a cell phone. When no one answered, the vans turned back to the highway.
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February 12, 2011 | By Nomi Morris, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As news spread Friday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had resigned, members of California's Coptic Christian community shared a sense of joy and relief with family and friends, many of whom had stood alongside their Muslim neighbors in Cairo and Alexandria during 18 days of pro-democracy protests. "I just burst into tears. I was so overjoyed, so proud," said Susanna Khalil, 27, an attorney in Santa Monica. Khalil's mother immigrated to the United States from Cairo in 1975 and her father, who died in 1987, served in the Egyptian air force with Mubarak.
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September 12, 2010 | By Mike Reicher, Los Angeles Times
When taco trucks with loudspeakers first rolled down his street, Allan Mansoor said, the last thing he thought about was lunch. The so-called roach coaches were proliferating, he lamented, and changing the character of his once-peaceful neighborhood. That was almost eight years ago, when Mansoor's quest for peace and quiet first led him to City Hall and sparked a growing involvement in government. Today, the 46-year-old is speaking out against a lot more than neighborhood nuisances as he campaigns for a seat in the California Assembly.
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August 28, 1998 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bolstered resources, administrative efficiencies and diminishing demand have allowed the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Los Angeles to chip away at the nation's largest backlog of citizenship applicants, top INS officials said yesterday. "We are on the road to improvement," said INS Commissioner Doris Meissner during a visit to the agency headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
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February 10, 1991 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never have so many candidates, with so few votes, gotten so much attention. Joe Chavez, Louis Chitty III, Khalil Khalil, Jim Mihalka and Gonzalo Molina brought up the rear in last month's primary election for the 1st District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Together, they received 2,571 votes, little more than 3% of the ballots cast, and finished well behind Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina and state Sen.
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January 15, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE
The San Fernando Interfaith Council will feature Christian and Muslim speakers, Hindu and Jewish performing arts and other events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday at Cal State Northridge. The event, "2000: Same Dream, New Voices," will showcase the Valley Hindu Temple Dancers, Cantor Patty Linsky of Temple Ahavat Shalom, the Interfaith Choir, the San Fernando Garden Project Drill Team and others. The Rev.
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February 6, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of a four-acre Northridge lot depends on bull sperm. If enough was generated there in the 1940s, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission will be more likely to grant neighbors' wishes and designate the property a historic monument, blocking for at least a year construction of a 600-member church on the site, a commission spokeswoman said.
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