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July 20, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite protests by religious groups and others, a key state curriculum review committee on Thursday approved new history and social studies textbooks for California elementary and junior high school pupils. The History-Social Science Committee of the state Curriculum Commission approved a series for kindergarten through eighth grade published by Houghton Mifflin Co., and an eighth-grade book produced by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
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March 11, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times staff writer
In Hanoi, soup is a way of life - the connective tissue of Vietnamese culture. With noodles, herbs and sinew, it strings together twisting streets and varied lifestyles. Here the bones, crumpled napkins and squeezed limes that litter the ground beneath tiny plastic tables are symbols of a good meal and a life well lived. I came here in early December largely because of Hanoi's growing reputation as a culinary capital. In 2010, the website Sherman's Travel ( www.shermanstravel.com )
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994 | JOHN DART
The ancient Israelites were flailed for centuries by biblical prophets as shameless, compulsive idolaters who scoffed at God's laws. Now a Jewish scholar hopes to give them a much-belated fair hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1995 | CLIF MARQUIS, Father Clif Marquis is pastor of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Community in Compton. He has worked in urban communities for 18 years, and as a chaplain for jails and juvenile detention facilities
Nine years of preparation and 26 years in service as a missionary priest have convinced me of a sad and terrible truth: Religion can be a most potent and dangerous drug. Saints and fanatics come to the same faith community and read the same sacred writings, but their responses to those experiences are diametrically different. The saint finds life and the fanatic death. Karl Marx was not wrong when he declared in the 1840s that "religion is the opiate of the people."
NEWS
October 20, 1995 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For centuries, a mysterious Irish island the size of a football field was believed to be a literal gateway to the afterlife. Perfectly healthy visitors were stretched out like corpses, blessed with ritual prayers for the dead and then locked overnight in a cave. There, they reported unearthly visions, dreams and sometimes actual trips to a realm of torments and delights.
NEWS
January 20, 1994
Until 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints barred African Americans from the priesthood, although some have been included as members of the church since its early days in the 1830s. Since the priesthood ban was lifted, blacks have helped fuel the Mormon Church's 10% annual growth rate, according to organizers of a Black History Month exhibit at the Los Angeles Mormon temple's visitor center at 10777 Santa Monica Blvd. in Westwood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of a tiny cinder-block church, built in 1926 and one of the last vestiges of the Santa Clarita Valley's pioneer heritage, rests in the hands of state and county officials. But those on both sides of the controversy over whether to preserve or rebuild the Agua Dulce Christian Church claim to have the backing of a much higher authority. "We're taking our direction from headquarters--from the Lord," said the Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | From The Associated Press
Rosa Parks does not know if she was chosen by God to become the mother of the civil rights movement. What she can say nearly four decades after she changed the course of U.S. history is that her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., in December, 1955, was an act of faith. "I felt the Lord would give me the strength to endure whatever I had to face. God did away with all my fear," the 82-year-old Parks writes in a book released this month by Zondervan Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1995 | MICHAEL GOTLIEB, Michael Gotlieb is the rabbi of Kehillat Ma'arav in Santa Monica.
The world thinks of Jews in varied ways. To some, Jews are gifted--God's chosen--to others, demonic. To some, philanthropic; to others, greedy. Jews are rich or poor; powerful or dependent; liberal or conservative. But throughout history, Jews have predominantly thought of themselves in only one way: as a group on the verge of disappearing. No matter the terms used, from an insider's perspective, we Jews have been awaiting our end ever since our inception.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1995 | CLIF MARQUIS, Father Clif Marquis is pastor of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Community in Compton. He has worked in urban communities for 18 years, and as a chaplain for jails and juvenile detention facilities
Nine years of preparation and 26 years in service as a missionary priest have convinced me of a sad and terrible truth: Religion can be a most potent and dangerous drug. Saints and fanatics come to the same faith community and read the same sacred writings, but their responses to those experiences are diametrically different. The saint finds life and the fanatic death. Karl Marx was not wrong when he declared in the 1840s that "religion is the opiate of the people."
NEWS
October 20, 1995 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For centuries, a mysterious Irish island the size of a football field was believed to be a literal gateway to the afterlife. Perfectly healthy visitors were stretched out like corpses, blessed with ritual prayers for the dead and then locked overnight in a cave. There, they reported unearthly visions, dreams and sometimes actual trips to a realm of torments and delights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1995 | MICHAEL GOTLIEB, Michael Gotlieb is the rabbi of Kehillat Ma'arav in Santa Monica.
The world thinks of Jews in varied ways. To some, Jews are gifted--God's chosen--to others, demonic. To some, philanthropic; to others, greedy. Jews are rich or poor; powerful or dependent; liberal or conservative. But throughout history, Jews have predominantly thought of themselves in only one way: as a group on the verge of disappearing. No matter the terms used, from an insider's perspective, we Jews have been awaiting our end ever since our inception.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | From The Associated Press
Rosa Parks does not know if she was chosen by God to become the mother of the civil rights movement. What she can say nearly four decades after she changed the course of U.S. history is that her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., in December, 1955, was an act of faith. "I felt the Lord would give me the strength to endure whatever I had to face. God did away with all my fear," the 82-year-old Parks writes in a book released this month by Zondervan Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994 | JOHN DART
The ancient Israelites were flailed for centuries by biblical prophets as shameless, compulsive idolaters who scoffed at God's laws. Now a Jewish scholar hopes to give them a much-belated fair hearing.
NEWS
January 20, 1994
Until 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints barred African Americans from the priesthood, although some have been included as members of the church since its early days in the 1830s. Since the priesthood ban was lifted, blacks have helped fuel the Mormon Church's 10% annual growth rate, according to organizers of a Black History Month exhibit at the Los Angeles Mormon temple's visitor center at 10777 Santa Monica Blvd. in Westwood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of a tiny cinder-block church, built in 1926 and one of the last vestiges of the Santa Clarita Valley's pioneer heritage, rests in the hands of state and county officials. But those on both sides of the controversy over whether to preserve or rebuild the Agua Dulce Christian Church claim to have the backing of a much higher authority. "We're taking our direction from headquarters--from the Lord," said the Rev.
TRAVEL
March 11, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times staff writer
In Hanoi, soup is a way of life - the connective tissue of Vietnamese culture. With noodles, herbs and sinew, it strings together twisting streets and varied lifestyles. Here the bones, crumpled napkins and squeezed limes that litter the ground beneath tiny plastic tables are symbols of a good meal and a life well lived. I came here in early December largely because of Hanoi's growing reputation as a culinary capital. In 2010, the website Sherman's Travel ( www.shermanstravel.com )
MAGAZINE
June 11, 1989 | JACQUES LESLIE, Jacques Leslie is a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent
IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE a book less likely than "The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe" to cause a sensation. Its subject matter, the spiritual practices of people living in southeastern Europe 6,000 to 8,000 years ago, usually holds appeal for few people other than a fraction of the world's archeologists. Reflecting the fact that its author, Lithuanian-born Marija Gimbutas, writes for an academic audience, its prose is wooden. Even its publisher, a British firm called Thames & Hudson, was so uncertain of the book's success that it released the work in 1974 without publicity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite protests by religious groups and others, a key state curriculum review committee on Thursday approved new history and social studies textbooks for California elementary and junior high school pupils. The History-Social Science Committee of the state Curriculum Commission approved a series for kindergarten through eighth grade published by Houghton Mifflin Co., and an eighth-grade book produced by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
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