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November 2, 1997 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hindus from throughout Southern California converged on Cerritos Regional Park on Saturday to ring in the Hindu New Year with Diwali, the ancient Festival of Lights. The festival, which in Hindu religious tradition commemorates the return of Lord Rama, the triumph of good over evil, drew Indians from throughout Southern California, many in colorful traditional attire. "I haven't seen Diwali since I was a kid in New Delhi," said a beaming Dolly Gupta.
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November 2, 1997 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hindus from throughout Southern California converged on Cerritos Regional Park on Saturday to ring in the Hindu New Year with Diwali, the ancient Festival of Lights. The festival, which in Hindu religious tradition commemorates the return of Lord Rama, the triumph of good over evil, drew Indians from throughout Southern California, many in colorful traditional attire. "I haven't seen Diwali since I was a kid in New Delhi," said a beaming Dolly Gupta.
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November 1, 1997 | JOHN DART
Thousands of people of Indian heritage will celebrate the Hindu New Year today in Cerritos Regional Park. The Hindu festival, which drew an estimated 17,000 people last year for a daylong celebration at the park, is a combined observance of the recent 10-day Hindu holiday of Dashera, Thursday's "festival of lights," called Divali, and today's start of the new year for Hinduism.
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November 1, 1997 | JOHN DART
Thousands of people of Indian heritage will celebrate the Hindu New Year today in Cerritos Regional Park. The Hindu festival, which drew an estimated 17,000 people last year for a daylong celebration at the park, is a combined observance of the recent 10-day Hindu holiday of Dashera, Thursday's "festival of lights," called Divali, and today's start of the new year for Hinduism.
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November 17, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To mark the Hindu New Year of 2058, more than 2,000 of the faithful gathered on Friday at Valley Hindu Temple to light ritual fires, recite prayers for peace and offer food to Lord Krishna. Followers of the religion worldwide celebrate the New Year on the fourth day of the five-day festival of Diwali, also known as the festival of lights. Three services were held at the temple on Roscoe Boulevard on Friday.
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August 29, 2004 | Maggie Barnett, Times Staff Writer
INDIA Celebrate the Hindu New Year Gain an insider's view of India on a 16-day journey departing Nov. 1 from Los Angeles and headed for the state of Rajasthan. The tour, which will visit private homes as well as historical sites, will be led by American travel agent Suraj Zutshi, an Indian native whose family has operated a travel agency in New Delhi for 30 years. Starting in New Delhi, the tour includes Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Agra, site of the Taj Mahal.
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October 23, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Shivani Shodhan is busy with her graduate studies in public health in Virginia, but she was back home in Southern California Sunday for an event she didn't want to miss with her family: the celebration of the Hindu New Year and Festival of Lights. Shodhan, a 21-year-old from Canoga Park, was one of the thousands of Hindus in Southern California who gathered at homes and in temples for the occasion.
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October 26, 2000 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Cannery, Round 3: Ron Salisbury, the man who expanded El Cholo Mexican Restaurant into a chain of three and created Sonora Cafe on La Brea, is at it again. Together with a private owner, he will resurrect the Cannery, the seafood restaurant that was run for 28 years (until its closing last year) in an old waterfront cannery in Newport Beach. After the closing, a businessman decided he couldn't bear to see it torn down and asked Salisbury to run another seafood restaurant in the space.
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November 13, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Today is Diwali, the Indian festival of lights that marks the Hindu new year and commemorates the homecoming of the Lord Rama after 14 years in exile. Times contributor Linda Burum recently wrote about the celebration in Southern California: "There is no more delicious way to capture Diwali's spirit than to follow the crowds to our favorite sweet and snack shops. Each place also serves dosas , chaat and other vegetarian meals, but at the moment all eyes are on the holiday goodies.
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October 10, 1998 | TERESA WATANABE
The Ford Foundation has given a $100,000 grant to the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Churches, the nation's largest gay-oriented religious denomination, for its work with poor and troubled young people. The grant will be used to support the denomination's flagship West Hollywood program, aimed at helping youths considered at risk for drug abuse, crime, academic failure or unwed parenthood. Plans to replicate the program in two other cities are underway.
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January 3, 2004 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
On the first day of the new year, the Rev. Alfred Tsuyuki was not nursing a hangover, cheering on college football teams or watching the dazzling array of floats in the Rose Parade like many of his fellow Southern Californians. Instead, he was purifying his flock at Konko Church of Los Angeles, using elements of an ancient Japanese ritual aimed at clearing out the negative energies of the past.
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April 30, 1992 | JULIE SAHNI, Sahni is a leading expert on the cuisine of her native India
As I entered the Central Market on Beetham Highway in Trinidad, I was assaulted by the aromas of cumin, coriander, tamarind and curry coming from the countless spice shops lining the market. I closed my eyes, breathed deeply, and for one fleeting moment it was as if I were home in New Delhi in northern India, sitting under a shady jack fruit tree and eating spicy goat curry, roti bread and chutney. When I opened my eyes again, I found myself unmistakably in the Caribbean.
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