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Growing up can be tough, but children of preachers face an extra element — the added pressure to keep up appearances and not give in to temptation. Also dealing with the church takes up a lot of parents' time, and that means more stress and more...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Human Interest, Baptist, Culture, Christianity
It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
Do you like ocean views, peace, quiet and solitude, and a captive congregation? Then the island of Tristan da Cunha could be perfect. It's advertising for a new parish priest — the previous incumbent left in 2010. There are some catches, though,...
GLENDALE — The Providence High boys' soccer team was hoping to continue its historic season Thursday when it faced Tarbut V'Torah in a CIF Southern Section Division VII first-round playoff match. The Pioneers came into the postseason after...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Sports, Soccer
Community news: Program helps disabled reach potential, recycling clothing, Merry TubaChristmas concertThere is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than attending the Holiday Program presented by BCR "a place to grow." BCR provides program services for children and adults with developmental disabilities that enable them to achieve their...
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A report issued by the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission on Wednesday found that the number of hate crimes reported countywide rose 15% last year after falling to a 21-year low in 2010. The commission's annual study on hate crimes...
San Fernando Valley roundup: NoHo teen's death ruled an accident, Officials try to make Carmageddon II less noisy and Sherman Oaks residents try to stop synagogue constructionGood morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 26. Opponents of a Sherman Oaks synagogue had no problem filing a second lawsuit days before Yom Kippur. The L.A. City Council previously approved the project, but on Monday, neighbors sought to...
Tags: Google+, Religion and Belief, Yom Kippur, Accidental Death, NoHo
San Fernando Valley roundup: Berman gaining ground with Jewish voters, San Fernando fires police chiefGood morning, readers. Today is Friday, July 6, 2012. The November election is months away, but two Jewish Democrat reps are locked in a battle for votes in the redrawn 30th Congressional District. Although Rep. Brad Sherman came out on top in June's...
The traditional Hanukkah celebrations at Temple Sinai in Glendale are going to get even brighter this year. Folded into this week’s festival of lights is a fledgling effort to raise money for 120 or so solar panels to affix to the temple’s...
Chabad of Burbank Rabbi Shmuly Kornfeld, with the shamash and three candles lit, talks to people who attended the Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the AMC Walkway in Burbank on Thursday, December 22, 2011. This is the first time Chabad of Burbank has done...
Tags: Hanukkah, Religion and Belief
Early Friday morning, the calls began to roll into the newsroom. One woman wondered why we were singling out Armenia. Another inquired about the ethnicity of our writing staff — perhaps wanting to make sure we employed no one of Turkish descent....
Brigham Young University recently suspended its star basketball center, Brandon Davies, for violating the college's strict Honor Code. Davies admitted to officials that he'd had pre-marital sex with his girlfriend, an Arizona State University freshman....
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