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December 1, 1998 | MORRIS NEWMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Upon finding itself in the shadow of the $350-million Staples Center, one of the city's oldest churches has become a real estate developer intent on transforming the surrounding neighborhood. The long-stagnant South Park district of downtown Los Angeles is attracting new business and investment.
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December 1, 1998 | MORRIS NEWMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Upon finding itself in the shadow of the $350-million Staples Center, one of the city's oldest churches has become a real estate developer intent on transforming the surrounding neighborhood. The long-stagnant South Park district of downtown Los Angeles is attracting new business and investment.
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May 10, 1987
Evelyn De Wolfe's article, "At Last, a Park Coming to South Park" (March 15) quotes Dollie Chapman, the Community Redevelopment Agency commissioner: "By the end of the century, we expect South Park to have a total investment of $1.5 billion . . . with 6,000 residential units, five museums and more than 10 million square feet of commercial space, 2,000 hotel rooms and theaters, as well as the tree-lined Hope Street Promenade with retail shops and...
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July 20, 1986 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
There's a definite whisper in her lielich gedeckt . Worse, the horn diapason may have moaned its last. But her great division remains great, the swell is swell and the sforzando piston, bless it, stands ready to commit thunder. And for $40,000, or best offer, the great and venerable Austin Opus pipe organ of the First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles can be yours and ours to boom again. God willing and with Job providing patience.
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January 15, 1990 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Representatives of more than 40 churches in the northeast San Fernando Valley announced plans Sunday to form a community-based volunteer group to combat social problems such as drugs and gang activity. The announcement was made at a meeting of the Ministers' Fellowship of the Greater San Fernando Valley attended by more than 200 people, including representatives from several homeowner groups, at First United Methodist Church of Pacoima.
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August 6, 2000 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking advantage of the national spotlight on the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, religious groups across Southern California are planning interfaith protests on a host of issues--police brutality, juvenile justice, immigrant rights and the death penalty. Roman Catholics, Jews, Methodists and Episcopalians will join for many of the planned worship services, marches and rallies to express strength and solidarity and to exercise what they consider a moral obligation to speak out.
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November 2, 2005 | Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writer
While focusing on a conservative audience Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launched an assault against unions and Democrats by accusing them of "dirty" campaigning and lying about the initiatives he supports on next week's ballot. The governor's complaints came as the California Nurses Assn., one of Schwarzenegger's chief critics, unveiled a new 60-second radio advertisement featuring actor Warren Beatty encouraging a vote against the governor Nov. 8.
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March 15, 2008 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
The congregation at New City Church of Los Angeles -- downtown's newest house of worship -- is a microcosm of the burgeoning downtown itself. The parishioners, who gathered for a recent service improvised in an Italian restaurant near Walt Disney Concert Hall, included some local loft dwellers. About two dozen adults -- some with squirming toddlers in tow -- spent half an hour visiting with one another over yogurt and fresh fruit before the Sunday morning worship. They were white and black, Asian and Latino, well-to-do and down and out. "If I am not living with God being first in my life, I am going to end up pushing a cart," said Jason Johnson, a Union Rescue Mission resident who is enrolled in a program to get back on his feet.
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April 15, 2000 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
Next week finds Christians and Jews celebrating Holy Week and Passover, respectively, with rituals, traditional prayer and music. The Jewish holiday is observed by singing psalms and eating a Seder meal with bitter herbs and unleavened bread to commemorate the Israelites' liberation from slavery in Egypt nearly 3,500 years ago. The eight-day holiday begins Wednesday and ends April 27 at sundown.
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