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  • Obituaries: Arlene N. Anderson

    Arlene N. Anderson died on April 20. Born in Pasadena on May 11, 1929, to Adeline and Arleigh Brewer, Arlene was a longtime resident of La CaƱada and Pasadena. After attending Pasadena schools and graduating from Pasadena City College, Arlene obtained...
  • Debating immigration law

    Arizona's new immigration law, signed last week by Gov. Jan Brewer, has sparked furor and protest all over the country. The law makes it a state crime to lack immigration papers and requires police to determine whether people they stop are in the...
  • More Than 10,000 Mormons Show Up At Sacramento Area Parks

    More Than 10,000 Mormons Show Up At Sacramento Area Parks
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and friends made Saturday clean-up and upgrade day at hundreds of parks throughout the Sacramento region. The project is part of the Mormon Church's "Helping Hands" campaign to perform park maintenance...
  • Goose bumps at an L.A. mosque

    FEW FOLKS have strong opinions on Presbyterians. But, since 9/11, you can't open your car door without hitting someone with a line on Islam. When I pulled into a parking space near a domed sanctuary on Exposition Boulevard, I expected to meet some....
  • Cradle of Mormonism

    On the western edge of the Illinois prairie in a bend of the Mississippi River once stood a city of celestial light. The Mormons called it Nauvoo, old Hebrew for "beautiful place." It's hard to believe this peaceful town of 1,100 was at one time not only...
  • Blind Eye to Culture of Abuse

    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. -- For half a century, while polygamous members of this remote enclave engaged in widespread sexual abuse and child exploitation, government authorities on all levels did little to intervene or protect generations of victims. Here in...
  • Arizona's 1953 raid on polygamist sect backfired

    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. -- Horrified by stories of rape, incest and men taking young girls as brides, the new governor of Arizona quietly made plans to invade this polygamist settlement in the summer of 1953. Shortly before dawn on July 26, a raiding...
  • Plenty of Parents but No Protectors

    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. -- In a place where outside authorities ignored sexual abuse and local police acted as church enforcers, a girl couldn't even count on her parents for help. Sara Hammon said she made that discovery early. Her father, the late J.M....
  • Where Few Dare to Disobey

    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. -- To his followers, Warren Jeffs is a teacher and spiritual leader who channels divine revelations -- the man they call their prophet. To the FBI, Jeffs is an accused rapist and fugitive on its 10 Most Wanted list with a $100,000...
  • A Sect's Prophet, Teacher, Fugitive

    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. -- There is nothing physically imposing about Warren Jeffs. He's tall and reedy with a quavering voice and, acquaintances say, an especially limp handshake. Family members describe the church leader as secretive, strict and "very...
  • A family seized as church property

    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. -- Family man and community leader Richard Holm was a loyal member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 50 years -- until the phone rang one night in 2003. Holm had been critical of new church...
  • Ban on Gay Marriages Wins in All Regions but Bay Area

    Californians on Tuesday declared that marriage should remain reserved for couples of the opposite sex, approving a ballot measure that denies gays access to an institution many covet in their quest for full equality. Proposition 22 triumphed in all...