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  • What San Gabriel’s Padres taught William Mulholland 

    6 days ago

    On a hot August day in 1816, waves of heat shimmered off of the dusty plazas and red tile roofs of the San Gabriel Mission community. The surrounding valley and foothills were brown and dry, and the nearby arroyos hadn’t run with water since March. But the town was a verdant oasis,...

  • Old-World charm, modern life mingle in Holland

    By Soriya Daniels

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm


    Here's a travel riddle that might send you packing: It's a European capital where culture abounds and permissiveness pervades. Its terrain is marked by 17th-century canals and floating houseboats, and it's home to a relatively small percentage of Jews despite its rich Jewish...
  • Amsterdam’s Split Personality

    By Anthea Gerrie

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Anne Frank's house, a fabulous 17th century synagogue and an excellent heritage museum give Amsterdam special appeal for Jewish visitors. But they are all sites whose very existence reflect the city's incurable split personality, making for a sightseeing experience that constantly...

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