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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA proposal that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been pushing in closed-door budget talks would tie the state, with little oversight or review, into a multibillion-dollar computer system likely to be run by the private sector to enroll low-income...
Web ReporterParents are being warned to check their children's clothing for recalled hooded jackets from Marshalls and Burlington Coat Factory. About 11,500 Mecca children's hooded jackets were sold with drawstrings through the hood, which can pose a strangulation...
Tags: Children, Washington (U.S. state)
The Religion WorldThe Associated Press is reporting on high-tech ways the world's Muslims are celebrating Ramadan, Islam's holiest month. PATERSON, N.J. — The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the h....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to save $1.6 billion a year by eliminating welfare is the budgetary equivalent of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, say county officials: The cost would simply get shifted to them, and California taxpayers would end...
When the ceiling began to collapse at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the impoverished desert town of Mecca, Father Eliseo Lucas sprang into action. With 5,000 parishioners and no money for a new church, he had a huge plastic tent erected in the...
You have to wonder whether it's a setup when you're in a Muslim country and someone asks, point-blank, "Are you lot drinkers?" Despite the hooded djellaba he was wearing, John Horne, who was doing the asking, looked as though he had guzzled a few in...
Tags: England, Islam, Hajj, Death, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIf this were Lebanon, Raef Hajjali would have returned from Saudi Arabia to a mini-parade of family and friends, a nice long rest and new social standing in the community. Relatives and neighbors would have slaughtered a sheep in celebration and...
Tags: Assault, Trips and Vacations, Islam, Hajj, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's a solitary journey conducted among the multitudes, a personal communication with God alongside millions loudly having the same conversation. "I imagine it to be an ocean of people but still somehow a lonely place," said Hasan Badday just hours...
Tags: Religious Events, Islam, Trips and Vacations, Rituals, Hajj
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe students stared at the overhead screen and read the words in unison: Labbaik. Allah humma labbaik. The Southern California Muslims repeated those words -- "Here I am, Lord. I am here to serve you" -- as they donned pilgrims' robes last week in the...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Islam, Medina (Saudi Arabia), Hajj, Death
Aug 15, 2008 |Story| South Florida Sun-SentinelSouth Florida Sun-SentinelWater managers on Thursday endorsed creating pollution-filtering marshes on Mecca Farms, Palm Beach County's failed site for The Scripps Research Institute. The county plans an almost 600-acre waterway on the former citrus groves west of Palm Beach...Feb 26, 2009 |Story| South Florida Sun-SentinelSouth Florida Sun-SentinelIt was heralded as one of the most historic developments in Florida's history and the key to its future. The Scripps Research Institute officially held the grand opening of its Jupiter center Thursday, with a public ceremony and tour that drew many...Original site for Mecca (Saudi Arabia) topic gallery.
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