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Paloma Esquivel

Paloma Esquivel writes about the Inland Empire. She was on the Los Angeles Times team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service for investigating corruption in the city of Bell and the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for coverage of the San Bernardino terror attack. Prior to joining The Times in 2007, she was a freelance writer, worked in Spanish-language radio and was an occasional substitute teacher. A Southern California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has a master’s in journalism from Syracuse University.
Corona voters appear to reject 3 pastors who ran for council

The race raised questions about the role of religion in politics after Councilman Randy Fox, a pastor, visited a local church and framed the election as a “spiritual battle” while urging congregants to throw their support behind three Christian pastors who were running.

A Corona councilman says city is in a 'spiritual battle,' and urges voters to elect 3 pastors. Others say the big issue is traffic

At a local church, Corona Councilman Randy Fox said an upcoming city council election is "a spiritual battle." He warned against “open proponents of gay marriage,” said a Muslim candidate would "not say no to Sharia law" and urged parishioners to support three Christian pastors who are running.

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