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February 10, 2008 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
With clarinets, trumpets and tubas, the Oaxacan Echo youth band blasted its raucous music into the ceiling of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in South Los Angeles on a recent Sunday afternoon. Hector Mata, a Oaxacan immigrant, watched from the wings. St. Cecilia's was packed. That's the way it's been ever since the church began holding monthly Masses honoring the Virgin of Soledad, patron saint of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
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February 10, 2008 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
With clarinets, trumpets and tubas, the Oaxacan Echo youth band blasted its raucous music into the ceiling of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in South Los Angeles on a recent Sunday afternoon. Hector Mata, a Oaxacan immigrant, watched from the wings. St. Cecilia's was packed. That's the way it's been ever since the church began holding monthly Masses honoring the Virgin of Soledad, patron saint of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
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July 16, 1993 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 34-year-old priest from St. Cecilia Catholic Church suffered a fatal heart attack after playing basketball with friends, the Diocese of Orange announced Thursday. Father William R. Kuper, an associate pastor, was at the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin on Wednesday night with a youth minister and several others. According to the Orange County coroner's office, Kuper collapsed on the basketball court, complaining of pain, about 7:50 p.m.
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January 25, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
An hours-old infant was sold for $10 in a shopping center parking lot by a man who took the money and drove away, said police who were looking for the man Sunday. The child, described as a Latino boy about two to three hours old, was in good condition at Orangewood Children's Home after spending Saturday night at Santa Ana Medical Center, said Tustin Police Sgt. Mike Pettifer. About 8 p.m.
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January 25, 1993
Police are investigating the apparent sale of a 2- to 3-hour-old infant in a shopping center parking lot Saturday night for $10 by a man who took the money and drove away. The child, described as male and Latino, was in good condition Sunday at Orange County's Orangewood Children's Home after spending Saturday night at Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, Tustin Police Sgt. Mike Pettifer said. About 8 p.m.
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October 12, 1994 | MIMI KO and HOLLY J. WAGNER and ALAN EYERLY and LYNN FRANEY
* News for the 18-and-under crowd LA HABRA Sonora Senior Is Youth of Year Audie Contreras, a Sonora High School senior, has been named Youth of the Year by the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce for his volunteer work in the community and at school. The 18-year-old Contreras, who is the public address announcer for many Sonora athletic events, volunteers his time at the Boys and Girls Club, La Habra Leo Club and La Habra Host Lions Club.
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December 27, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two people were killed and 10 injured--five of them critically--in an accident involving at least four cars Sunday night in South Los Angeles, a city fire spokesman said. The pileup happened about 6:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of South Normandie Avenue, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis. Neighbors, including a priest at the nearby St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, said they were jolted when they heard the successive impacts from the mishap.
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February 18, 1999 | ELAINE GALE and JAMES MEIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dozens of teens from Corona del Mar High School filtered through the doors in groups of three and four, joking and playful. But once inside Our Queen of Angels Catholic Church, across the street from the campus, their thoughts turned to sacrifice. Along with hundreds of parishioners attending the lunchtime Mass at Our Queen of Angels and millions of others around the world, the teens marked Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent.
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May 9, 1994 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In honor of Mother's Day, children opened Sunday Mass in the chapel at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station by laying flowers at the base of a charred wooden statue of Mother Mary, then distributed the flowers to their own mothers as services concluded.
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July 20, 2003 | Allison Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
The women with towering stiff silk headdresses fluttered into their seats Saturday afternoon under the white tents outside St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in South Los Angeles. Some carried small children dressed in traditional robes or curious babies eager to grab the dangling earrings of women around them. Others held laminated pictures of Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi, a Nigerian priest and Cistercian monk beatified by the Holy See in 1998.
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November 4, 2006 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
Angela Villegas is young, bright and articulate, and all of 19. She dropped out of college earlier this year to care for her mother, struck down by liver cancer. When her mom died at home July 7, Villegas knew she didn't want to see her siblings in foster care, perhaps mistreated, maybe bounced from home to home.
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