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March 10, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the predawn darkness, the floodlit cathedral looms like a snow-covered mountain over this poor neighborhood. Inside, 15,000 faithful have been waiting for two hours, but they show no sign of fatigue. They are expecting their Moses. Suddenly, a pudgy preacher in a brown suit strides up the marble stairs to the altar, a golden tree trunk. Thousands of worshipers break into chest-heaving sobs. Others furiously wave white handkerchiefs and cry "Glory to Christ!" Samuel Joaquin has arrived.
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March 10, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the predawn darkness, the floodlit cathedral looms like a snow-covered mountain over this poor neighborhood. Inside, 15,000 faithful have been waiting for two hours, but they show no sign of fatigue. They are expecting their Moses. Suddenly, a pudgy preacher in a brown suit strides up the marble stairs to the altar, a golden tree trunk. Thousands of worshipers break into chest-heaving sobs. Others furiously wave white handkerchiefs and cry "Glory to Christ!" Samuel Joaquin has arrived.
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December 16, 1997
A suspected car burglar fired a rifle into a crowd of churchgoers who had confronted him and an accomplice, but no one was injured, police said Monday. Two suspects, Mario Marroquin, 19, and a male juvenile, allegedly were breaking into a car near the intersection of Saturn and Rugby avenues about 8 p.m. Sunday when they were confronted by several worshipers leaving La Luz del Mundo Church, said Huntington Park Police Lt. Tom Weselis.
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November 8, 1992 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Bell Gardens, Peruvian and Bolivian soccer players, decked out in brightly colored uniforms, zigzag across the grass to the shouts of "Tirale! Tirale!" --"Pass it! Pass it!"--as a ball whizzes downfield in one of hundreds of weekend games in the area's Latino leagues. In South-Central, a team of Ethiopians battles a group of Koreans in the city's Los Angeles Municipal Soccer League.
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December 6, 1992 | ROBERT LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Bell Gardens, Peruvian and Bolivian soccer players, decked out in brightly colored uniforms, zigzag across the grass to the shouts of "Tirale! Tirale!" --"Pass it! Pass it!"--as a ball whizzes downfield in one of hundreds of weekend games in the area's Latino leagues. Soccer is booming in Los Angeles County, with hundreds of teams and thousands of people at all competitive levels playing year-round. The area also is home to some of the best high school and college teams in the state.
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