CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2001
"Jews Shouldn't Adulate Temple Mount" (Commentary, Jan. 21) proposes some shocking changes for Judaism. Without some kind of sovereignty, Jews all through the centuries have been prevented from even worshiping at the Western Wall. How do Jews get away from the fact that over 600 times in the Old Testament the name of Jerusalem appears. "Let my right arm wither, if I forget thee, O Jerusalem." What would David Myers and Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller have Jews do, throw out the Torah and the rest of the Old Testament?
December 18, 2009 |
Bill Cosby, comedian, actor and former Temple football player, can sum up in one word what he remembers about his days as an Owls running back. "Fumbling," Cosby said. That may have been the case for his two-year career at Temple. But Cosby is not dropping the ball for Temple these days. In fact, he has been carrying it. Cosby has given the Owls a clear advantage over UCLA in the area of former-player-turned-Hollywood-personality with the EagleBank Bowl looming Dec. 29 in Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2010 |
The Jewish holiday Tu B'Shevat is a celebration of the bounty of nature, usually commemorated by eating fruit and planting trees. But members of Valley Beth Israel, a Sun Valley Conservative synagogue, added a new tradition Sunday, distributing fruit trees to dozens of families from the surrounding community in a symbol of sharing that they hope will bear fruit for years to come. About 80 families -- enrolled in the Roscoe Canyon Child Care Resource Center, which operates a Head Start program in facilities it leases from the temple -- signed up to receive apple, orange, apricot, peach and nectarine trees, which were donated by Tree- People, a nonprofit environmental group.
July 29, 2008 |
Cambodia and Thailand agreed to pull back about 1,200 troops stationed near the 11th century Preah Vihear temple, a symbolic gesture that fell short of ending a border dispute there. Foreign ministers from the two Southeast Asian nations agreed to further talks, but no date was set. Officials agreed to pull back about 800 Cambodian and 400 Thai troops stationed in and around a pagoda about 980 feet west of the temple complex. It is unclear, however, where the troops will be sent or when the move will take place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1987
The only act of violence Jesus Christ ever commited was, when angered, he scourged and drove the money-changers from the temple. It is no mere coincidence that he now is driving the TV money-changers, hiding under the guise of evangelism, from the temple they have defiled with greed, rapacity and covetousness. They fight each other for the spoils of technological Bible-banging with more avaricious fervor than they fight Satan. Lolling beside swimming pools in their luxurious estates, bought with the crumpled, sweat-stained dollar bills of their credulous congregations, they blandly admit fornication and marital infidelity while they plan the next act of cupidity against their fellow charlatans.
May 18, 1989
City Council members have tentatively agreed to pay themselves a salary for the first time. The $300 per month each member would receive is recommended by state guidelines for cities with a population comparable to Temple City's 32,000. The ordinance also would allow council members to receive reimbursement for work-related expenses. A final vote is scheduled for June 6. Council members in the city incorporated in 1960 have never been paid. Keith Durham, assistant to the city manager, said he knows of no other cities other than La Canada-Flintridge and San Marino where council members receive no pay. Councilman Kenneth Gillanders said he introduced the ordinance after realizing that members are ineligible for benefits, such as low-cost health insurance plans and pension plans, that are available to paid city employees.