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March 6, 2004 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of Shiite devotees braved heightened security and their own fears to attend Friday prayers at the Kadhimiya shrine, the site of one of this week's two deadly bombing attacks aimed at followers of the Muslim sect. "People have come out to show their unity, that we will not be intimidated," said Sayyed Ammar Kadhimi, a worker at the shrine here in the Iraqi capital.
Socorro Galvan's most sacred space is on her front lawn. There, a stone statue of the Virgin Mary stands 3 feet inside a brick enclosure that Galvan's husband built so that his wife could "shout" her faith to the world. A Christmas gift from Galvan's daughter 10 years ago, the statue also is a centerpiece of the Santa Ana neighborhood: a place where parents cross themselves and pray while walking their children to school, and one passerby is given to throwing dollars at the holy image.
November 13, 2011 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
On a perfectly clear afternoon last week, Eames Demetrios, grandson of the pioneering, multitalented designers Charles and Ray Eames, met me at the house and studio in Pacific Palisades that his grandparents built for themselves in the late 1940s. The living room of the boxy, steel-framed house was empty, its contents having been carefully packed up and carted 10 miles east to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As part of LACMA's "Living in a Modern Way: California Design 1930-1965," a major show in the Pacific Standard Time series , the items, more than 1,800 in all, have been painstakingly reassembled inside a full-sized replica of the house.
For a moment, it seemed that Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini was still looking out for the unfortunates of the world 80 years after her death. When a work crew arrived at the empty lot off Cesar Chavez Avenue to dismantle the shrine she helped create at the turn of the century, it found a homeless man taking shelter in the three-sided grotto. Cabrini, the first U.S.
December 11, 2005 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Honoring the Catholic heritage of Latinos, a shrine to Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will be expanded at a cost of $250,000 and with thousands of pieces of broken china donated by Southern Californians. The china will be used to fashion a sweeping mosaic on an existing cathedral courtyard wall that will form the backdrop of the expanded shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Plans for the project were announced Friday by Msgr.
December 6, 1992
I am writing in regard to the walking tour of Kyoto, Japan, led by Steve Beimel of Agoura, mentioned in your Tours & Cruises column Oct. 18. As a former tour participant, I have wonderful memories of Japan and its many temples, shrines and Zen gardens. I appreciate having seen Japan's preservation of its past. It is the Japanese "style" that has persisted and can be seen in their art and approach to nature, discipline, simplicity and cleanliness. Since the trip I have been very interested in learning more about Japan through histories, novels and films.
January 10, 2008
I enjoyed reading "Rescuing the Minka" [Dec. 27] about the preservation of old traditional farmhouses in Japan. In the early 1960s, while working in Japan, I met and married my late husband of 43 years. I travel to Japan often and love visiting his family in the village of Odochiyama, Niigata prefecture, near the beautiful Myoko mountains. I especially enjoy visiting the ancient farms still owned by his cousins.
December 15, 1992
The happenings are deplorable. The ironic thing is that such events are not without precedence. It just sets one to wonder as to why these hate-filled events keep occurring, because all they do and have done is to spur more hatred and violence. My knowledge of Hindu mythology tells me that Lord Rama was a stickler for equality and justice. It is time that we Indians realize that India is a very diverse country; there are differences and these should be resolved not by demolishing holy shrines but through affirmative action and equal opportunity.
February 26, 1989
I enjoyed the Norman Sklarewitz story, "The Accidental Tutor Plays a Big Role in Japan" (Feb. 12). However, the story had a happier ending than ours in Bangkok, Thailand. While walking around the city my husband and I were approached by two young men about 17 or 18 years old. They were very modest and polite and we were charmed by their courteous manners. What they wanted was to walk along with us and practice their English while they showed us some of Bangkok. We admired beautiful shrines and temples and learned a little about their religion.
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