January 18, 1990 |
A State Board of Education evaluation team has recommended that state approval be removed from a school in San Diego County that is the only creation science school in the country offering master's degrees. The team's report recommends stripping the mantle of state legitimacy from the Institute for Creation Research in Santee. The report "seems reasonable to me," State Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig said, although he will not act on the recommendation for a month or so.
March 25, 1996 |
About 500 people of Persian descent sang, exchanged hugs and prayed Sunday evening at the California Zoroastrian Center's celebration of two of the most important events in their ancient religion. Nouruz, the Persian New Year, took place during Wednesday's vernal equinox. And the 3,764th anniversary of the birth of Zarathustra, prophet to the religion, occurs today.
May 28, 1991 |
Does "Southwind" make you think of a contemporary music ensemble or some low-alcohol wine? Maybe. But what it doesn't suggest is a conservative Presbyterian church in affluent Encinitas, north of San Diego. George Barna, perhaps the world's foremost expert on church marketing, knows this for a fact. "People said it sounded like a cult," he says. Barna doesn't just test-market church names.
August 20, 1987
Thousands of people have visited a house in the Northern California resort town of Mount Shasta to see what they think is the image of an angel appearing on a television set, but a TV repairman said it is just a bad capacitor. Diane Boettcher, who owns the set, said she was watching television Friday night and had switched to the news to "see about the harmonic convergence when a bright light came out (and) this image appeared. She is definitely an angel. . . .
September 29, 1998 |
Putting himself at odds with religious groups, Gov. Pete Wilson on Monday vetoed a bill that limited government restrictions on religious practices. The Republican governor struck down a measure by Assemblyman Joe Baca (D-Rialto) that would have required state and local agencies to demonstrate a compelling need before taking actions that restrict religious activities.
December 15, 1989 |
As the first step in a legal campaign to invalidate new textbook guidelines governing the teaching of evolution, conservative religious groups announced Thursday that they will challenge the procedures used to adopt the new policies. The Rev.