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February 20, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under a sweltering sun, more than 300 teen-agers spent Sunday armed with buckets of paint and rollers to rub out the aerosol signatures of graffiti vandals on six Encino freeway overpasses. The painting crews--members of United Synagogue Youth, an international organization for Jewish teen-agers--came from seven western states to slather beige paint over graffiti--and often over each other. "It's a lot of fun. You get to come out and get dirty," said Aaron Zakowski, 16, from Yorba Linda.
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February 20, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under a sweltering sun, more than 300 teen-agers spent Sunday armed with buckets of paint and rollers to rub out the aerosol signatures of graffiti vandals on six Encino freeway overpasses. The painting crews--members of United Synagogue Youth, an international organization for Jewish teen-agers--came from seven western states to slather beige paint over graffiti--and often over each other. "It's a lot of fun. You get to come out and get dirty," said Aaron Zakowski, 16, from Yorba Linda.
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December 30, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From atop a hill, Darren Shane admired the dazzling view of Upper Newport Bay and puzzled momentarily about why he and his friends had been brought here. * "My first thought, when I looked and saw how beautiful and clean everything was, was that we were in the wrong place," the 17-year-old Canadian said Wednesday. "I said to myself, 'There's nothing to clean here.' " Then Shane and his friends hiked down the winding trail leading to the bay and its marshes.
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December 30, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From atop a hill, Darren Shane admired the dazzling view of Upper Newport Bay and puzzled momentarily about why he and his friends had been brought here. * "My first thought, when I looked and saw how beautiful and clean everything was, was that we were in the wrong place," the 17-year-old Canadian said Wednesday. "I said to myself, 'There's nothing to clean here.' " Then Shane and his friends hiked down the winding trail leading to the bay and its marshes.
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February 26, 1987 | DAVID WHARTON, Wharton is a Los Angeles free-lance writer. and
The rabbi hesitated, struggled with words that would make clear her sentiment on a delicate subject. "Any kind of sex, any kind of, well, position . . . everything is OK with Judaism as long as it's an adult relationship, it's committed and nobody's forcing anybody to do something they don't want to do," said Rabbi Leslie Alexander. "Sex in Judaism is a very positive, wonderful thing. We don't have all that excess baggage that says sex is dirty."
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November 4, 1999 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Solmaz Shamsaeirad's face lit up when her Best Buddy, Michal Goldvaser, bounced into the Birmingham High School special education classroom for a lunchtime visit Monday. Solmaz, a developmentally disabled 17-year-old, warmly greeted her friend and the two sat down to chat. Michal, also 17, is a senior at the Van Nuys school. She listened as Solmaz talked animatedly about her daily trips to the local YMCA, where she helps out with the babies and preschoolers who are enrolled in programs there.
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December 18, 1993 | DAYE CLARK
A "Touch of Christmas" cantata of contemporary and traditional songs will be included in the 10 a.m. Sunday service at Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Anaheim. At 6:30 p.m., a play called "The Gift Goes On" will be presented. The church is at 1926 W. Ball Road. Information: (714) 535-8275. The choir at Church of the Foothills will perform "The Miracle of Bethlehem" during the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The Rev. James Piper's sermon will be "Joy to the World." The church is at 19211 Dodge Ave.
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June 8, 1996 | GENA PASILLAS
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fullerton will present the musical "Make Our Gardens Grow" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Chris Winn, director of music, will be part of the cast. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 111 W. Las Palmas Drive. (714) 879-8290. The First Baptist Church of Garden Grove will have a "Singspiration" at 6 p.m. Sunday featuring singing groups and soloists. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 12761 Euclid Ave. (714) 534-1742.
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February 26, 1987 | DAVID WHARTON, Wharton is a Los Angeles free-lance writer. and
The rabbi hesitated, struggled with words that would make clear her sentiment on a delicate subject. "Any kind of sex, any kind of, well, position . . . everything is OK with Judaism as long as it's an adult relationship, it's committed and nobody's forcing anybody to do something they don't want to do," said Rabbi Leslie Alexander. "Sex in Judaism is a very positive, wonderful thing. We don't have all that excess baggage that says sex is dirty."
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November 22, 1997
County Youth Rally Planned in Camarillo * A countywide youth rally called "Fire in the Park" will be held at Constitution Park in Camarillo from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The event will feature two bands, drama, dance and youth speakers "for those who are willing to lay down their doctrinal differences and worship together," said Ken Dittman, youth pastor of Jubilee Church in Camarillo.
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November 8, 1997
Camarillo's First Lutheran Church will hold its ninth annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, featuring everything from quilts and crafts to a food bar and bake sale. This year, some of the proceeds will be used to help the family of 12-year-old Matthew Rodine buy a van with a wheelchair lift. Matthew has cerebral palsy, and has grown too big for his parents to lift him into the family car.
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