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July 25, 1996
Driving along Adams Boulevard near Hill Street, motorists may be struck by a rather incongruous sight: the Grace Apartment Hotel, a white five-story colonial structure with a wide, pillared porch and a circular driveway set off by two palm trees that would look more at home on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach then just south of downtown. Back in 1906, when it opened as the Darby Apartment Hotel, the building was a showplace.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1996
Driving along Adams Boulevard near Hill Street, motorists may be struck by a rather incongruous sight: the Grace Apartment Hotel, a white five-story colonial structure with a wide, pillared porch and a circular driveway set off by two palm trees that would look more at home on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach then just south of downtown. Back in 1906, when it opened as the Darby Apartment Hotel, the building was a showplace.
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April 15, 1991
Los Angeles memorial services are planned next Sunday for Walter McCollough, bishop of the United House of Prayer for All People. McCollough, known as "Sweet Daddy" to his three million followers, died March 21 in Washington after a series of heart ailments. He had headed the church since 1960 when he succeeded its founder, Charles M. (Sweet Daddy) Grace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bishop S.C. Madison, 86, who led the United House of Prayer for All People, a black denomination based in Washington, D.C., with 1.5 million members nationwide, died Saturday at his home in Washington. Madison became ill after Easter Sunday, and church officials would not specify the cause of death. He was the third leader of the denomination, which has 150 branches in 25 states, including California. During his tenure, he erected more than 100 sanctuaries nationwide, as well as multifamily housing, retail establishments and assisted-living facilities.
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August 25, 1985 | Associated Press
The Guggenheim Museum got extra air conditioning for its Picassos. A Brooklyn church used a fire hydrant for a mass baptism. When it came to seltzer in a fountain, though, the city drew the line. In New York City, the hottest variance in town--and the toughest to finagle--is an exemption from strict drought restrictions on water use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2007 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
As water from a fire hose blasted down on her in the middle of Vernon Avenue in South Los Angeles on Sunday, Pearl Fuquay lifted her face to receive it. All around her, as brass bands played, hundreds of other worshippers dressed in filmy, white, sopping-wet clothing danced, sobbed and exulted in what they said was the city's first baptism by fire hose. For Fuquay, the event was more than an unusual rite for members of her own congregation, the United House of Prayer.
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October 14, 1998 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Weird Baptisms Bureau: Some theologians might disagree, but we're pretty sure that if the technology had been available in ancient Israel, Jesus would've been baptized with a fire hose, which was the method used Sunday in North Carolina to christen an estimated 2,000 converts. According to the Charlotte Observer, the sacred spraying was conducted by the United House of Prayer for All People, a denomination with 3.5 million followers nationwide. Led by bishop-for-life S.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1993 | RANDALL BALMER, RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE; Balmer, who writes frequently on religion in America, is associate professor of religion at Barnard College/Columbia University. and
I suppose it had to happen. In preparation for Pope John Paul II's trip to Denver in August, the Roman Catholic Church has authorized the licensing of official souvenirs commemorating the papal visit. Soon it will be possible to purchase medallions, posters, postcards, T-shirts and fanny packs, all bearing the likeness of the Holy Father.
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March 28, 2008 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
The sun splashed onto the roof of a church, filling the faces of two golden statues of angels who opened their arms to the sky. It was the first light of the morning, which made everything look pretty, even the hardened heart of South Los Angeles. Don't be fooled, said 50-year-old Darrell Pruitt, waving a crooked cautionary finger. He walked down Central Avenue, carrying a dripping cup of coffee back to his one-room apartment, as he does each morning before work.
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February 9, 2008 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
A Middle East conference scheduled to be held next week at a prominent Pasadena church has sparked tensions between local Christians and Jews. But those involved say they hope to use the episode as a chance for increased dialogue and, perhaps, a deeper understanding of the sensitive issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Several Los Angeles rabbis and others in the Jewish community have criticized a decision by All Saints Episcopal Church to allow its facilities to be used Feb.
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