As candidates campaign across California ahead of the recall election on September 14th, faith communities have become a hub for reaching potential voters. Religion has played a major role on the campaign trail in recent weeks as concerns have grown over California’s COVID-19 restrictions, which greatly limited in-person worship. When looking at all the candidates,…

The nations’ fifth most visited national park, Yosemite, is turning into an apocalyptic version of mars, according to visitors and nearby residents. The historic California Creek Fire continues to burn, having claimed 152,900 acres so far. As it burns towards the south, smoke is making its way to the national park. The blaze has been…

Like many churches, services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord’s Prayer. The service lasts about one hour and is filled with Christian prayers and sermons. Somewhere in between, there is the sacrament. However at churches like Coachella, it’s done a little bit differently. Pastor Grant Atwell distributes marijuana joints to church…

A bunch of friends in Redondo Beach, California, had a bright idea — why not put on their own “flash mob” Christmas pageant at the local Galleria shopping mall. Without any permission, they just showed up and began singing Christmas carols. And then Mary, Joseph and the Christ child showed up as they began their…

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