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October 24, 2012
Swami Swahananda, 91, the longtime spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California who had previously headed the Hindu religious organization's branch in Berkeley, died Friday at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center after a stroke, according to an aide. Since 1976, Swahananda had led the Southern California society, which has its headquarters in a domed white temple in Hollywood and is affiliated with the Ramakrishna Order of India. But Swahananda, a senior monk of the order, was also known for his role in founding Vedanta centers around the United States, including one outside Washington, D.C., and another in upstate New York.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2012
Swami Swahananda, 91, the longtime spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California who had previously headed the Hindu religious organization's branch in Berkeley, died Friday at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center after a stroke, according to an aide. Since 1976, Swahananda had led the Southern California society, which has its headquarters in a domed white temple in Hollywood and is affiliated with the Ramakrishna Order of India. But Swahananda, a senior monk of the order, was also known for his role in founding Vedanta centers around the United States, including one outside Washington, D.C., and another in upstate New York.
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September 8, 1989 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Times Staff Writer
The Vedanta movement, brought to the United States in 1893, attracted many intellectuals in the '40s--notably British lecturer Gerald Heard and writers Christopher Isherwood and Aldous Huxley. When Heard broke briefly from Vedanta, he and Isherwood's cousin, Felix Greene, bought 300 acres of land above Trabuco Canyon in 1942 and built Trabuco College.
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September 11, 2002
On the day World War II ended, people of all faiths spontaneously congregated at St. Vibiana's Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. A Jewish man who was there told Jack Miles, God's unofficial biographer, that the ad hoc flock radiated gratitude and relief: "They were mourning ... but they also felt at peace." Critics, professional and lay, have already said plenty about the Los Angeles Archdiocese's new downtown cathedral as architecture and art.
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February 24, 2000 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County judge handed a victory Wednesday to environmentalists and two religious groups battling to protect a portion of a wildlife corridor from development. Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert E. Thomas ruled there were procedural flaws in the county's 1998 approval of the Saddleback Meadows development. Unless overturned on appeal, his ruling could mean years of delay for the controversial proposal to build 299 homes on 222 acres that adjoin wildlife reserves in Trabuco Canyon.
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January 12, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors were named as defendants in two lawsuits for approving a zone change in the controversial 299-home Saddleback Meadows development, an area in Trabuco Canyon that has been called a "critically important" wildlife corridor by state and federal wildlife officials. The lawsuits, filed Friday by St. Michael's Abbey and the Ramakrishna monastery and several environmental groups, alleges the Board of Supervisors on Dec.
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November 24, 1996 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Karen Robinson had no knowledge of Islam other than what she learned through the media or casual conversations: She feared it bred violence. But she wanted to know more. So she attended the workshop on Muslims and their religion at the Religious Diversity Faire at UC Irvine Saturday, and walked away with a far different perception. "An Introduction to Islam and Muslims" gave her "accurate information that dispels the stereotype I had of the religion," said Robinson, 51, of Huntington Beach.
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May 13, 1993 | ANNE MICHAUD, Anne Michaud is a staff writer for The Times Orange County Edition.
By reputation, Orange County is white bread. But we who live and work here know that there's more diversity to the area than that. There are, for example, two long-established Hindu institutions: a cultural center with a vegetarian restaurant in Laguna Beach, and a monastery in Trabuco Canyon. The two actually represent very different branches of Hinduism. One branch, which is represented at the cultural center, is the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, or Hare Krishnas.
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April 18, 1994 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN and Source: Los Angeles Conservancy
1. CHATSWORTH COMMUNITY CHURCH (1903) * Oakwood Memorial Park 22601 Lassen St. Chatsworth The oldest Protestant church in the San Fernando Valley sits on a cemetery knoll. It features a picturesque bell tower and classic New England church architecture. It originally stood at Topanga Boulevard near Devonshire Street and Western film stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were active members in the 1940s and 1950s.
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November 6, 2002 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
Capping 24 years of bitter disputes, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took less than an hour Tuesday to approve development of Saddleback Meadows, a historic ranching site at the doorstep of the Cleveland National Forest. On a 3-1 vote, with Supervisor Jim Silva recusing himself, the board approved construction of 283 single-family homes on the 230-acre site, with 70% set aside as open space.
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