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August 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
Anne Heche will join the cast of "Everwood," the WB drama about a Manhattan brain surgeon who moves to a Colorado mountain town. The actress, who has starred in the movies "Wag the Dog" and "Six Days, Seven Nights," will play the role of Amanda Carver, the patron saint of the town of Everwood, the WB announced. Also joining the third season of "Everwood," which premieres Sept. 13, is Scott Wolf, best known for his role on "Party of Five."
August 8, 2013 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO - This is, after all, the City of St. Francis. So when a shrine named in his honor announced plans to build a repository for pet ashes in a catacomb-like hollow under the stairs of its 19th-century church, many animal lovers were elated. Little did they know the plan would stir old-fashioned church politics and deep theological questions. (Is the stair nook a sacred space? Does placement of cinerary urns equate to pet burial? Did St. Francis only care about living creatures?
December 12, 1992 | DAVID REYES
Thousands of Orange County Latinos will gather this weekend to take part in Guadalupe Day festivities, commemorating a 461-year-old legend of the patron saint of Mexico. More than 1,500 people are expected at a Mass today honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Most Rev. Norman F. McFarland, bishop of Orange, will preside during the noon Mass at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church in Anaheim. Msgr. Jaime Soto, who heads the diocese's Hispanic Ministries, said that each Dec.
May 14, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Desperate to find your great-grandmother's wedding ring -- the one you lost while cleaning house one day? You might try asking St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost items, to help. Or take your plea one step further and visit the good friar's Colima, Mexico , chapel, which will turn 100 on June 13, St. Anthony's Day. The chapel, at Hacienda de San Antonio , an upscale resort in Mexico's highlands, was established in 1913 when the nearby Colima Volcano threatened to destroy the area.
Latinos across the county will gather at a dozen Catholic churches today to honor the patron saint of Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Before dawn, church members gather to hold lighted candles and sing "Mananitas," a serenade to the Lady of Guadalupe. The candles represent the light the Virgin Mary has given the Mexican people, said Sister Carmen Sarati from St. Joseph Church in Santa Ana. After the Mananitas, a special Mass with mariachis is held.
November 6, 2001 | Sam Farmer
Kyle Turley isn't just an outstanding right tackle for the New Orleans Saints. He's a patron of the arts, a dedicated surfer and, when angered, an out-of-control maniac. Turley cost his team the chance to tie or beat the New York Jets on Sunday by drawing a pivotal 15-yard penalty when he ripped the helmet off safety Damien Robinson and flung it downfield, then made an obscene gesture.
July 29, 1990 | BEVERLY BEYER and ED RABEY
Should you ever become involved in litigation and your lawyer gives less than a sterling performance, you might suggest that he or she journey to the little village of Treguier near here and request a pardon from St. Yves, the patron saint of lawyers who is buried there. Thousands of lawyers come here from all over the world to seek blessings, or redemption, for past and future cases. St.
Inside the small church, Aurora Goscon knelt before a sculpture of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint. She paused while reciting the rosary in Spanish to wrap a dark blue wool rebozo , or shawl, around her shoulders to ward off the night cold. Then, picking up the litany again, she chanted, " Santa Maria, madre de Dios . . . ," her voice droning through the rosary's 60-odd prayers.
April 8, 2007 | Walter Isaacson, Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute, is the author of "Einstein: His Life and Universe," which will be published this week.
SMART FOLKS are a dime a dozen. What truly matters is creativity. As Albert Einstein put it, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Given our increased focus on science and math, and our newly increased emphasis on testing in schools, we need to make sure we don't forget this. We tend to teach by drilling in knowledge rather than stimulating imagination. Einstein rebelled against rote learning, and that attitude helped make him the genius that he was.
Santa Paula resident Bob Borrego joined thousands of Latino Roman Catholics throughout the county who awoke before dawn Monday to attend crowded church services in observance of the patron saint of Mexico. They gathered in churches, restaurants and homes during the daylong celebration of El Dia de la Virgen Guadalupe--The Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
March 19, 2013 | By Henry Chu
VATICAN CITY -- Before crowned heads, government leaders and masses of the faithful, Pope Francis formally took office Tuesday as head of the Roman Catholic Church in a ceremony replete with pageantry and symbols from ancient Christendom. In a homily, the church's 266th pontiff exhorted his listeners and 1.2 billion followers to care for the environment and for other people, especially the poor and forgotten -- themes closely associated with the saint whose name he picked for his own as pope, Francis of Assisi.
January 7, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Hudson Landers is high-energy and loves sports. Spencer Witaszek is into quiet evenings lounging at home. And Marley James? The Topanga Canyon blond enjoys the mountains and has an independent streak. All three are looking for love, just not the kind you might imagine. Hudson, Spencer, Marley and their two-legged guardians are part of a novel online service called City Dog Share, whose motto is as straightforward as its members: "I will watch your dog if you can watch mine!"
August 23, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Since the 1970s, the books of Judy Blume have prepared generations of girls for the emotional and biological hurdles on the way to womanhood: The sting of first love, those mysterious undergarments and the harsh reality that not even divine intervention can save you from puberty. In honor of Blume's legacy, the Cavern Club Theater in Silver Lake hosts "Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter," a musical parody that mashes up memorable moments from Blume's coming-of-age classic "Are You There God?
July 18, 2012 | By Melinda Newman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. Details at the bottom. Winston Marshall of the band Mumford & Sons has roofing on his mind. Although music often occupies the multi-instrumentalist's thoughts, this day there are more pressing matters: The British folk-rock band is bringing a group of hand-picked artists to the U.S. in August for its four Gentlemen of the Road festivals, and the question is whether each stage should get a roof - or is that...
July 15, 2012 | By Jori Finkel
This weekend the Venice Beach boardwalk has a new sort of freak show: a display of assorted terrorists like Osama bin Laden and Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman (seen here in prison stripes) made by artist Cara Faye Earl. Based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's "most wanted" list, these sculptures are lifelike but not lifesize, barely knee-high. They are up this weekend only as part of the Venice Beach Biennial, an event designed by Hammer Museum curator Ali Subotnick to bring dozens of boardwalk artists together with more mainstream types.
October 2, 2011 | By Peter Kupfer, Special to the Los Angeles Times
San Sebastián, the heart of Spain's Basque Country, is well known for its superb cuisine. The elegant seaside resort of 185,000 lays claim to more Michelin stars per capita than any other city in Europe. Restaurants such as Arzak and Mugaritz, acclaimed for their high-tech gastronomy, attract diners from all over the world. But there's another side to San Sebastián's culinary culture that few outsiders are aware of. The city is home to scores of txokos , private gastronomical societies where members gather to cook, eat, drink, talk and, quite often, sing together.
November 23, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In London, the day was being celebrated with a performance of the Britten Sinfonia at stately Stationers' Hall. In Boyle Heights, it was being observed by a group of enthusiastic mariachis playing guitars and trumpets on the street outside Olympic Donuts. It was the annual Festival of St. Cecilia--which honors the patron saint of musicians. And London certainly had nothing on Friday's street fiesta east of downtown Los Angeles.
As she has every year on the day set aside to honor the patron saint of Mexico, Maria Hernandez awoke hours before dawn Saturday and embarked on a pilgrimage meant to demonstrate her faith and answer her prayers. Dressed in the traditional Indian garb of her native Mexico, Hernandez, 59, arrived before 3 a.m. on foot at her La Colonia neighborhood church, which by daybreak would overflow with more than 1,000 parishioners.
December 11, 2010 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
Two years ago, Andrea Soto's breathless voice was the faintest in the choir. She wore a wig to hide her scalp ? bare from months of chemotherapy ? and forced herself to smile and keep up with the lyrics. After all, this was a time to say thank you. For many Latino Catholics across Los Angeles, the second week of December is about paying tribute to the mother of God, La Virgen de Guadalupe . They set up altars with lights and roses in their homes, parade in colorful street processions and awake before sunrise each Dec. 12 to serenade the virgin at local churches.
July 29, 2010 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
The Santa Monica strip dotted with record studios and upscale condos looks nothing like the home they left behind. No fields abundant with agave. No central plaza. No prehistoric ruins. Still, on a recent weekend Oaxacans traveled here from as far away as Washington and Utah to celebrate. They marched down Colorado Boulevard, blew their trumpets, balanced giant baskets of chrysanthemums on their heads and danced in gold brocade and velvet. "We're supposed to have fireworks, too, but the city's safety code won't allow it," said Cindy Cruz, 26, as she followed the small procession.
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