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September 17, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
"These are the dog days. . . . I know you've got to be tired," the minister said to a dozen players on the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team fighting to wrap up the National League's Western Division title. Commiserating with the players in an auxiliary locker room inside Dodger Stadium was the Rev. John Werhas, who briefly played with the Dodgers himself in the mid-1960s.
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September 17, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
"These are the dog days. . . . I know you've got to be tired," the minister said to a dozen players on the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team fighting to wrap up the National League's Western Division title. Commiserating with the players in an auxiliary locker room inside Dodger Stadium was the Rev. John Werhas, who briefly played with the Dodgers himself in the mid-1960s.
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February 1, 1990 | SHELBY GRAD
Operators of a halfway house that was cited for operating without a state license said Wednesday that they will be out of the city by the end of the week. City officials had threatened to take legal action to close the Victory Outreach Ministry International facility, at the corner of Richfield Road and Yorba Linda Boulevard, if the halfway house wasn't brought up to code by today. "We didn't want to impose on the city any longer," said Victory Outreach Senior Pastor Bruce Bernal.
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December 23, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
A two-day Christmas celebration at Centennial Park in Santa Ana this weekend will feature live music, Santa Claus, clowns and the presentation of 2,500 gifts to children from area neighborhoods through the Toyz 'N' the Hood program. The program is organized by the Victory Outreach ministry and part of the fifth annual "Christmas Under the Big Top."
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June 20, 1987 | JESSE KATZ, Times Staff Writer
Four people, including an 11-year-old boy, were wounded in Pomona when a local gang member allegedly opened fire on a crowd of 100 attending a church meeting on alternatives to gang violence, police said Friday. The shooting occurred Thursday night at Harrison Park, where the crowd was watching an anti-gang movie sponsored by Victory Outreach Ministry, a church group started 20 years ago in Los Angeles to provide alternatives for drug addicts and gang members. "This is unheard of," said Sgt.
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November 30, 1994 | TY TAGAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They carry an urgent message beneath the drone of circling police helicopters. Apostles who have been to hell and back, they roam Pico-Union, offering food, shelter and a way out. They eschew psychology and job-training programs in the belief that those treat the shell of a person. To resist the pull of the gutter, Victory Outreach followers say, one must fill the inner void. And only Jesus can do that.
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October 6, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The parents of a man recently shot and killed took part in a vigil in his honor and in memory of 56 other people killed in violent attacks so far this year in Santa Ana. Benny and Gloria Silva cried Wednesday night as two dozen community activists converged on the side lawn of a home in the 2000 block of West Saint Gertrude Place, where their son, Gary, 25, was slain. Police said no suspects have been identified and no motive is known for the Sept. 24 slaying.
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November 26, 1994 | DAYE CLARK
The Rev. Margaret Mohit of Unity Community Church in Laguna Hills will give the first sermon in the congregation's new worship facility on Sunday at 10 a.m. The church was founded 30 years ago but did not have a permanent church building until now. Mohit, who has served the congregation since 1984, will discuss "Make Way for Angels." The church offers a 24-hour "Silent Unity" prayer ministry, a telephone recording called "Helpful Thoughts for Daily Living" and workshops.
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June 21, 1987 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Business was brisk at North Hills liquor store in Pomona Saturday afternoon, but most customers weren't buying what Mark Aguilar had to say. "Give up drugs and alcohol, brother," said Aguilar, 26, a former heroin addict who stood outside the store wearing a blue-and-white T-shirt inscribed with his church's name, Victory Outreach Ministry. He was handing out leaflets and encouraging people to visit his church.
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July 20, 2003 | William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer
The featured speaker at the Rev. Herb Hall's memorial service Thursday will be Herb Hall. The evangelist, credited with helping close the gap of ignorance and fear that stood between HIV-infected Christians and their churches, videotaped a message for family and friends three weeks before he died July 12 in Garden Grove of complications stemming from AIDS.
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