August 15, 1988 |
Overcoming negativity is integral to the teachings of the Los Angeles-based Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, and its founder, John-Roger, whom followers believe is the embodiment of a Christ-like power called the "Mystical Traveler Consciousness" and something called the "Preceptor Consciousness."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1994 |
The authors of best-selling books on achieving inner peace and harmonious relationships are now squared off in an acrimonious lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. John-Roger and Peter McWilliams co-authored two self-help series "Life 101," "Wealth 101," and other books, including "You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought."
November 1, 1994 |
Even the Mystical Traveler had to admit: Oct. 5 was a particularly trying day in a trying season. Earlier in the fall, California's Senate race had taken a weird hop, with national media and Democratic spin doctors suddenly blasting Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington, wife of Republican candidate Mike Huffington, for her involvement with spiritual teacher John-Roger and his Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, or MSIA.
March 1, 2014 |
Seven women who alleged they were sexually abused as children by former Christian ministry tycoon Tony Alamo were awarded $525 million by an Arkansas judge this week after an Alamo church failed to respond to a lawsuit. Collecting the largest judgment in Arkansas history, according to one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, will likely require some help from a Los Angeles court, though. Texas attorney David Carter said he would "soon" file paperwork asking that a court here sell at least two Santa Clarita Valley properties connected to Alamo's operation.
December 14, 2003 |
Timothy Treadwell, the avowed bear man of the Alaska wilderness, lived poor and little known for most of his 46 years despite a desire for the spotlight of celebrity. He claimed to have led a life of drugs, brawls and booze until, in the late 1980s, he found his way to the grizzlies, most recently in Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. His cause: to save them from hunters and poachers who apparently didn't exist.
February 13, 2011 |
In the summer, the sun in Death Valley shows no mercy, pushing the mercury over the 115-degree mark, sucking every drop of moisture from the earth and air. It is a cruel dictator. Winter then stages a coup. Daytime highs average in the 80s, nighttime lows in the 30s. Life returns to the 3-million-acre national park, and visitors will find a flourishing golf course, horseback rides, Jeep rentals, hiking, swimming pools and the historic and highly regarded 1930s-style Furnace Creek Inn. As an added prize, the 5,270 square miles of Death Valley serve up some amazing sunrises and sunsets in winter.
December 2, 1987 |
- Another local artist on the move: John Rogers, professor of art at San Diego State University, is included in an exhibit of four California artists at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (through Jan. 24). The exhibit, "Perpetual Motion," surveys 10 years of each artist's work. Rogers, who works in corrugated cardboard, is the only sculptor in the show.
August 20, 2012
Even many who cherish the "original meaning" of the Constitution recognize that provisions drafted in the 18th century must be interpreted in light of changing technology. That is especially true of the 4th Amendment's guarantee of the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. " When the amendment was adopted, unreasonable searches involved physical trespass. But in 1967 the court ruled that the 4th Amendment was violated when federal agents affixed a wiretap to the outside of a telephone booth being used by a gambler.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 |
Saying that better schools are critical for California's prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari proposes changing the way education is funded, making traditional schools more like charters and increasing online learning. "We must reject the status quo," the former U.S. Treasury official says in a 33-page policy paper set for release Tuesday. He calls for money to be sent directly to the state's 10,000 public schools rather than to their districts. He would throw out much of the state's education code, which governs the operation of schools, and effectively allow most schools to operate under the same rules as charters.
February 10, 1988 |
A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a stray pit bull that was attacking a German shepherd outside a home in unincorporated Valinda 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles early today, officials said. Deputy John Rogers fired six rounds from his revolver when the pit bull turned from the German shepherd and was about to attack him, Deputy Kathryn Nielsen said. All the shots struck the dog.