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Money for homeless will go to Father Joe’s staff members and playwriting
Moved to Teresa of Calcutta Villa near San Diego trolley station

A revamped job-skills program and a grant-supported playwriting project are among exciting recent developments at Father Joe’s Villages, San Diego’s largest homeless-services provider. On Sept. 15, the Father Joe’s Villages Employment & Education Services program moved to

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South LA residents worry about a Catholic archdiocese-owned oil well in their midst
Some religious activists have been calling for shutdown of the site

Surrounded by apartment buildings and retirement homes, and less than 1,000 feet from three public schools, an active oil drill site is hidden just behind a green fence and a row of carefully manicured trees. Two gates on

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