Heather Adams is a freelance reporter based in Los Angeles. She loves talking about religion and can be found doing so on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Urban oil well to be shut down, cleaned up after pressure from LA faith activists

After years of advocating by community and faith organizations, the city of Los Angeles is officially requiring an oil and gas company to close and clean up a neighborhood drill site.

California initiative aims to transform care for dying

Through the Whole Person Care Initiative, all the Catholic bishops of California, the California Catholic Conference and the Alliance of Catholic Health Care have come together to create a statewide commitment to transform palliative and end-of-life care.

Santa Clara students gain experience in real-world problem-solving

Santa Clara University's Global Social Benefit Fellowship enables juniors to take part in a nine-month research project, including an eight-week field component in the developing world.

Crystal Cathedral, home to the 'Hour of Power,' transforms into Catholic seat

For nearly 30 years, the Rev. Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral was not only a religious landmark, but an architectural wonder and an embodiment of flush times in Southern California's Orange County. Now Crystal Cathedral is almost ready to open as a church again — this time as Christ Cathedral, seat of the Diocese of Orange.

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