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February 24, 1992 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mormons in the Santa Clarita Valley, where Magic Mountain's rides are part of the landscape, have been on an emotional roller coaster of their own in recent months. In September, an anti-Mormon speaker gave talks at fundamentalist churches in the area, leaflets critical of Mormon beliefs were circulated in residential neighborhoods and vandals scrawled anti-Mormon slogans one night on church property in Valencia.
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July 1, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
She's just 17, but her world swirls with violence. Already, she says, she's been in more than 20 fights, grieved over a grandfather murdered for money and done four stints in juvenile detention camps--including her current incarceration for counterfeiting money. He's 64. He's won the Nobel Peace Prize, is regarded as the manifestation of the Buddha of Compassion and has traveled the globe with an unwavering message of nonviolence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
She's just 17, but her world swirls with violence. Already, she says, she's been in more than 20 fights, grieved over a grandfather murdered for money and done four stints in juvenile detention camps--including her current incarceration for counterfeiting money. He's 64. He's won the Nobel Peace Prize, is regarded as the manifestation of the Buddha of Compassion and has traveled the globe with an unwavering message of nonviolence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON and ZANTO PEABODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the sun flickered over the Hollywood Hills Sunday morning, Farrah Cho stood just offstage at the Hollywood Bowl and explained the significance of Easter sunrise services. "Every day, you're really busy all the time, and then you wake up on Easter and you realize that God has risen," said the 11-year-old who rose at 3 a.m. and traveled from Norwalk to be a part of the children's Living Cross. "It's cool."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As her neighbors in Downey are popping champagne corks to celebrate New Year's Eve tonight, Angelic Zaferis will be popping loaves of bread into the oven. She won't be cooking any last-minute hors d'oeuvres, though. It will be special bread made from flour, eggs, imported gum--and 25-cent pieces. Zaferis will be preparing a special Greek bread called vasilopita that Greek-Americans eat each Jan. 1 to start off the new year on the right foot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he chugs caffeine at a Westside cafe, Barry Taylor's spiky shock of unruly red hair sprouts as though groomed by a drunken comb. It's nearly noon but his eyelids still have that up-all-night droop. His fingernails are painted a dullish gray. Hoops hang from his earlobes; bracelets dangle from both wrists. "I don't much look like a guy who runs his own church, do I?" he asks in the lilting accent of his native England. No, he doesn't.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON and ZANTO PEABODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the sun flickered over the Hollywood Hills Sunday morning, Farrah Cho stood just offstage at the Hollywood Bowl and explained the significance of Easter sunrise services. "Every day, you're really busy all the time, and then you wake up on Easter and you realize that God has risen," said the 11-year-old who rose at 3 a.m. and traveled from Norwalk to be a part of the children's Living Cross. "It's cool."
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March 26, 1992 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Night had already fallen in East L.A.'s City Terrace Park when Paul Stroup locked his 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix and slipped off into the shadows to keep a solemn promise. The 33-year-old religion teacher was nervous. Had he gone too far this time, entering this park claimed by feuding gangs? But Chato had asked him to go there.
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January 5, 1992 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Fernando Valley, long regarded by pastors as a daunting expanse of unchurched suburbia, indeed has relatively few residents involved in organized religion, a Los Angeles Times Poll has found. Nearly eight of 10 Valley adults identify with some religion, but only half that many belong to a congregation and just one-third attended religious services in the previous week.
NEWS
January 5, 1992 | JOHN DART, The following interviews were conducted with respondents to the recent Times Poll on religion in the San Fernando Valley. The follow-up interviews were conducted by staff writer John Dart
Anne Reinders, 35, of Granada Hills goes with her husband to The Church on the Way in Van Nuys at least twice a week despite her parents' lingering misgivings about a church that holds Pentecostal beliefs in healing, casting out demons and the prayer-like speaking in unintelligible tongues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he chugs caffeine at a Westside cafe, Barry Taylor's spiky shock of unruly red hair sprouts as though groomed by a drunken comb. It's nearly noon but his eyelids still have that up-all-night droop. His fingernails are painted a dullish gray. Hoops hang from his earlobes; bracelets dangle from both wrists. "I don't much look like a guy who runs his own church, do I?" he asks in the lilting accent of his native England. No, he doesn't.
NEWS
June 22, 1998 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Once the virtual province of old-line Protestant churches, Southern California has emerged in recent years as the most religiously diverse metropolitan area in the world. From immigrant Pentecostal churches and suburban mega-churches overflowing with believers to the largest Buddhist temple in the Western Hemisphere, 600 distinct religious traditions have been identified in the region.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1995 | PAUL FELDMAN and KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the seventh day, God rested. But public discourse about the swift and stunning conclusion of the O.J. Simpson murder trial continued unabated at houses of worship across the Southland. From the San Fernando Valley to south Los Angeles, pastors took to the pulpit to call for increased racial harmony and to urge a better understanding of the criminal justice system. And at one South-Central church, congregant Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1992 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Religion and commerce clashed at a public hearing Thursday night as Compton officials prepared to decide whether to approve a card club casino. The card club was hailed as a financial salvation by its supporters and denounced by several dozen ministers, business people and others who expressed their views in a packed City Hall hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1992 | JOHN DART
A potted tree has started a yearlong journey among religious congregations in Santa Clarita as a symbol commemorating the deaths of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust and the need for mutual tolerance. In a ceremony Tuesday at Temple Beth Shalom in Newhall, Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council leaders gave the tree to Rabbi Ron Hauss. Next month, the tree will go to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
NEWS
March 26, 1992 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Night had already fallen in East L.A.'s City Terrace Park when Paul Stroup locked his 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix and slipped off into the shadows to keep a solemn promise. The 33-year-old religion teacher was nervous. Had he gone too far this time, entering this park claimed by feuding gangs? But Chato had asked him to go there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1995 | PAUL FELDMAN and KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the seventh day, God rested. But public discourse about the swift and stunning conclusion of the O.J. Simpson murder trial continued unabated at houses of worship across the Southland. From the San Fernando Valley to south Los Angeles, pastors took to the pulpit to call for increased racial harmony and to urge a better understanding of the criminal justice system. And at one South-Central church, congregant Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.
NEWS
January 5, 1992 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On an issue that has agonized mainline denominations and outraged religious traditionalists, a majority of San Fernando Valley residents say it is wrong to keep homosexuals out of the clergy. In the most surprising finding of a mid-December survey of 1,237 adults, a Los Angeles Times Poll showed that 62% said it is wrong to exclude gays and lesbians from the pulpit while 24% think it is right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1992 | JOHN DART
The Mormon population in the San Fernando Valley--estimated to be about 20,000--has leveled off even as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown strongly in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and elsewhere in Southern California, church officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1992 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mormons in the Santa Clarita Valley, where Magic Mountain's rides are part of the landscape, have been on an emotional roller coaster of their own in recent months. In September, an anti-Mormon speaker gave talks at fundamentalist churches in the area, leaflets critical of Mormon beliefs were circulated in residential neighborhoods and vandals scrawled anti-Mormon slogans one night on church property in Valencia.
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