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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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May 22, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"If you only read one book on Ireland, please make sure that it is this one, it might even change your perception and attitudes." So says the Belfast Telegram about "Now and In Time to Be: Ireland and the Irish" (W. W. Norton & Company; $45), Australian novelist Thomas Keneally's illustrated book chronicling his return to the land of his ancestors.
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March 25, 1992 | SHERRY ANGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Having once been a workaholic herself, Sister Therese Even knows that the busy people who attend her lectures may be too stressed out to really hear what she has to say about how to improve family relationships. So the Minnesota nun, who began paying more attention to her own personal relationships after going through a 12-step recovery program, always takes time at the start of her lectures to put her audience in a receptive mood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1989 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
During the summer, Charles D. Ara began receiving telephone calls from strangers and friends he had not heard from in years. Ara, who performed the marriage ceremony for Hugh Hefner, founder of the Playboy empire, was suddenly a very popular person. Some of the calls were from former Roman Catholic priests who, as is Ara, are married and are no longer considered to be priests by the Catholic church. "Some of them said they wished they had been chosen to perform the wedding," Ara said.
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October 1, 1989 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
This summer, Charles D. Ara began receiving telephone calls from strangers and friends he had not heard from in years. Ara, who performed the marriage ceremony for Hugh Hefner, founder of the Playboy empire, was suddenly a very popular person. Some of the calls were from former Roman Catholic priests who, as is Ara, are married and are no longer considered to be priests by the Catholic church. "Some of them said they wished they had been chosen to perform the wedding," Ara said.
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January 13, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pointed remarks about Buddhism, penned by Pope John Paul II, are igniting religious passions in Sri Lanka that threaten to disturb the pontiff's visit to the predominantly Buddhist island nation next week. On Wednesday, trying to defuse the dispute as he set off on his 11-day tour of Asian and Pacific nations, John Paul proclaimed his "profound respect and sincere esteem" for Buddhism.
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December 7, 1995 | CINDY DORN
"I have absolutely no good news this year," says Doris Bloch, executive director of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. When she came to the food bank in 1983, Bloch says, she never dreamed that 12 years later it would be harder to get surplus food to feed the hungry. But it is.
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February 22, 1996 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Pat Brown would have wanted it just like it was, his granddaughter Kathleen Kelly assured 900 family members, friends and associates gathered Wednesday for a funeral Mass for the 32nd governor of California. "This is just where Grandpa loved to be: right up front, surrounded by his family, his dear friends, the clergy, distinguished dignitaries, the press and hundreds of voting Democrats," she said. It was a day for remembering Edmund G. Brown Sr.
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