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December 18, 1992 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Barbara Bronson Gray writes regularly for The Times
At St. Michael & All Angels Parish Day School in Studio City, it's "Hanukkah chapel" time. The students who attend the Episcopal elementary school come to hear the rabbi from Harvard-West lake School next door discuss the Jewish Festival of Lights. Rabbi Jacqueline Ellenson, a chaplain at Harvard-Westlake, lights a menorah, and a group of children sing a Hanukkah song.
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March 14, 2014 | By Carolyn Lyons
CERRETO, Italy - Think of an Italian summer and you think of azure seas, sun-splashed beaches, cool mountains cupping dark lakes and overheated crowds of tourists investigating every museum and ancient church. Things are different in Tuscany as well as in Umbria, where I live, for part of the year. Every local community, no matter how small, puts on its own summer festa, or festival. Some are based on religion: Each village has its own patron saint to celebrate with a day of services and parades followed by a night of feasting, dancing and, of course, fireworks.
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August 25, 1992 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Domingo and Luz Flores are planning a party, and literally everyone who passes through this village on the outskirts of Mexico City will be invited. And this won't be just any party. It will start with fireworks the evening before, continue with a parade through town and end with an open-air battle of the bands.
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March 4, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
Six-year-old Ishika Muchhal trembles with excitement as she hides near the park's picnic benches, her face smeared with powdered paints: green, pink and red, with a splotch of blue on her forehead and a hint of yellow on her nose. Earlier, she had been hit directly between the shoulders by a boy she calls "an enemy of mine." There's even a yellow and green drenched spot as proof. She tells her tale gleefully, reenacting the scene with a smile and a hint of the dramatic.
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April 22, 1995 | From Religion News Service
More than 250 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world will observe Easter on Sunday--one week after the traditional western Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Known as Pascha in the eastern Christian tradition (from the Jewish word Pesach, meaning Passover), the holiday is the greatest and oldest observance in the Orthodox Christian calendar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Reaching across religious and cultural lines, a Greek Orthodox archbishop, a Roman Catholic cardinal and Protestant and Jewish leaders on Saturday celebrated a revitalized neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles as a showcase of civic cooperation in the midst of diversity. Officially, the gathering was to honor Archbishop Demetrios, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States, on his first official pastoral visit to Southern California.
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December 14, 1994 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Re-enactments of Christ's birth in the manger are out, but renditions of "Silent Night"--which tells the tale of that event--are OK, especially if sung in another language or buried amid more secular music. Those are this year's practical interpretations of Los Angeles public school policy, which seeks to echo federal law by making Christmas a cultural lesson instead of a religious observation.
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December 26, 1985 | AL MARTINEZ
I was sitting in an Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills the other night dining on cotoletta d'agnello alla milanese con rapini allaglio when two things occurred to me. No. 1, I didn't know what the hell cotoletta d'agnello alla milanese con rapini allaglio was and, No. 2, I realized it was the second time that evening I had eaten dinner. The first revelation disturbed me not at all.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
Six-year-old Ishika Muchhal trembles with excitement as she hides near the park's picnic benches, her face smeared with powdered paints: green, pink and red, with a splotch of blue on her forehead and a hint of yellow on her nose. Earlier, she had been hit directly between the shoulders by a boy she calls "an enemy of mine." There's even a yellow and green drenched spot as proof. She tells her tale gleefully, reenacting the scene with a smile and a hint of the dramatic.
TRAVEL
March 14, 2014 | By Carolyn Lyons
CERRETO, Italy - Think of an Italian summer and you think of azure seas, sun-splashed beaches, cool mountains cupping dark lakes and overheated crowds of tourists investigating every museum and ancient church. Things are different in Tuscany as well as in Umbria, where I live, for part of the year. Every local community, no matter how small, puts on its own summer festa, or festival. Some are based on religion: Each village has its own patron saint to celebrate with a day of services and parades followed by a night of feasting, dancing and, of course, fireworks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Reaching across religious and cultural lines, a Greek Orthodox archbishop, a Roman Catholic cardinal and Protestant and Jewish leaders on Saturday celebrated a revitalized neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles as a showcase of civic cooperation in the midst of diversity. Officially, the gathering was to honor Archbishop Demetrios, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States, on his first official pastoral visit to Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1995 | From Religion News Service
More than 250 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world will observe Easter on Sunday--one week after the traditional western Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Known as Pascha in the eastern Christian tradition (from the Jewish word Pesach, meaning Passover), the holiday is the greatest and oldest observance in the Orthodox Christian calendar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1994 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Re-enactments of Christ's birth in the manger are out, but renditions of "Silent Night"--which tells the tale of that event--are OK, especially if sung in another language or buried amid more secular music. Those are this year's practical interpretations of Los Angeles public school policy, which seeks to echo federal law by making Christmas a cultural lesson instead of a religious observation.
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December 18, 1992 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Barbara Bronson Gray writes regularly for The Times
At St. Michael & All Angels Parish Day School in Studio City, it's "Hanukkah chapel" time. The students who attend the Episcopal elementary school come to hear the rabbi from Harvard-West lake School next door discuss the Jewish Festival of Lights. Rabbi Jacqueline Ellenson, a chaplain at Harvard-Westlake, lights a menorah, and a group of children sing a Hanukkah song.
NEWS
August 25, 1992 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Domingo and Luz Flores are planning a party, and literally everyone who passes through this village on the outskirts of Mexico City will be invited. And this won't be just any party. It will start with fireworks the evening before, continue with a parade through town and end with an open-air battle of the bands.
NEWS
December 26, 1985 | AL MARTINEZ
I was sitting in an Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills the other night dining on cotoletta d'agnello alla milanese con rapini allaglio when two things occurred to me. No. 1, I didn't know what the hell cotoletta d'agnello alla milanese con rapini allaglio was and, No. 2, I realized it was the second time that evening I had eaten dinner. The first revelation disturbed me not at all.
NEWS
February 13, 1994 | ALY MAHMOUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Muslims throughout the Middle East thronged mosques and shops Friday on the first day of Ramadan, Islam's holy month of fasting from sunrise to sunset. Muslims shun food, drink and sex during the fast, beginning when the crescent of the new moon is sighted. Although Muslims are expected to temper their eating at night as well, food consumption at night reportedly triples in some parts of the region.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2005 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A suspicious fire gutted a mosque early Friday in the high desert city of Adelanto, the site of Southern California's only cemetery built exclusively for Muslims. San Bernardino County arson investigators who inspected the ruins of the United Islamic Youth Organization mosque believe that the blaze was possibly arson or a hate crime, authorities said.
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