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Yuba City Sikh Parade makes its way down Tierra Buena Street

The 37th annual Yuba City Sikh Parade makes its way down Tierra Buena Street on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. The parde commemorates the Guru Gaddee inauguration holiday of Sikhism's holy scripture, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, as the everlasting guru of the Sikhs. It's part of a weekend of festivities and the time-honored tradition of Nagar Kirtan.

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Sacramento Hindus celebrate mother goddess at Durga Puja Festival

Hundreds of area Hindus and their friends will celebrate the warrior and mother goddess Durga Puja at Sacramento’s 15th annual Durga Puja festival from Friday to Sunday at Orangevale Community Center, 6826 Hazel Ave. The festival includes musicians from India, authentic Bengali food and larger-than-life statues worshipped in ancient rituals.

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Former William Jessup student says he was targeted for being gay

Anthony Villarreal, 25, speaks about his expulsion from William Jessup University, a private Christian school in Rocklin. Villarreal believes he was expelled because he was gay. The school says he was expelled because of an arrest for domestic violence. Senate Bill 1146, a bill that would have allowed students like Villarreal to sue religious schools for discrimination, will be amended by its author Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, on Thursday to remove key provisions.

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Lara drops key parts of bill on religious colleges

State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, on Wednesday agreed to amend his Senate Bill 1146 to remove a provision that would have allowed religious schools in the state to be sued for violating anti-discrimination laws. The amended bill will require schools to disclose their exempt status to the public and notify the California Student Aid Commission if they expel a student for violating their moral code of conduct.

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Yuba City Sikh Parade makes its way down Tierra Buena Street

The 37th annual Yuba City Sikh Parade makes its way down Tierra Buena Street on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. The parde commemorates the Guru Gaddee inauguration holiday of Sikhism's holy scripture, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, as the everlasting guru of the Sikhs. It's part of a weekend of festivities and the time-honored tradition of Nagar Kirtan.
Renee Byer The Sacramento Bee
Yuba City Sikh Parade makes its way down Tierra Buena Street 0:17

Yuba City Sikh Parade makes its way down Tierra Buena Street

Former William Jessup student says he was targeted for being gay 0:36

Former William Jessup student says he was targeted for being gay

Preachers conference held by Pastor Jimenez met by protesters 2:29

Preachers conference held by Pastor Jimenez met by protesters

'Red Hot Preaching Conference' echoes Verity Baptist message 6:11

'Red Hot Preaching Conference' echoes Verity Baptist message