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Scientology Is Looking Abroad for New Stars and Vulnerable Recruits

Besides courting foreign celebs, the church has been showing up in the wake of natural disaster and other tragedies

The Archbishop of L.A. Counts the City’s Blessings

José Gómez, the most powerful Catholic in Los Angeles, gives props to downtown and taco trucks
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Is Scientology Losing Its Celebrity Cachet?

A defector tells the New York Post the church is looking abroad for star power

These Powerful Photos Show the Beauty and Diversity of L.A.’s Religious Communities

Some sing. Others dance. Many just quietly reflect. In a county of 10 million, there are numerous ways to express your faith. What unites all seekers is a belief in something greater than themselves

In Hollywood, It’s Business as Usual for the Church of Scientology

The church would like its neighbors to know it has a film to screen, too

The Original Hipsters Moved to Silver Lake Over 100 Years Ago

Artists, activists, architects, and socialists have long called these hills home

The Story Behind L.A.’s House of Intuition, Purveyor of All Things Occult

How two women left real estate and started a minichain of metaphysical stores

What It’s Like to Fight Islamophobia After San Bernardino

We check in with one of our 2015 L.A. Woman honorees, Edina Lekovic

There’s an Ornate Hindu Temple in This Far-Flung Suburb

Come for the majestic architecture, stay for the vegetarian Indian snacks
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An Outdoor Church in Skid Row Was Already Close to Broke—Then Someone Stole All of Its Equipment

A devastating theft wound up being a blessing in disguise for the Row Church Without Walls