The New York Times took a quick behind-the-scenes look at the Oakland LDS Temple this week, referring to it as a "five-spired white granite landmark" in the Bay Area.
In a breezy, pithy style, the facts-and-figures online-only item talks about what the temple is, what goes on inside the temple, the relationship between the temple and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' genealogical efforts and some information about the construction of the temple.
Along the way, the piece also manages to mention "The Book of Mormon" musical, the little-known tidbit that the San Francisco Warriors professional basketball team once practiced on the adjacent stake center's basketball court and the fact NBA star Wilt Chamberlain wore the number 13. Go figure.
The story was the product of the Bay Citizen, "a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of the San Francisco Bay Area for The New York Times."
- Davis High teacher faces rape charges
- Funeral plans set for BYU student, LDS...
- New allegation: John Swallow asked for $120K...
- Ogden couple not giving up hope on finding...
- Timeline: 3 years after Provo Tabernacle...
- Ad campaign targets proposed Utah...
- Netflix documentary 'Mitt' now has a trailer
- Rep. Jim Matheson says he won't run for...
- Rep. Jim Matheson says he won't run for... 78
- Minimum wage debate rages on 23
- BYU student, LDS seminary teacher... 17
- Ad campaign targets proposed Utah... 17
- State GOP Central Committee chooses... 16
- Economy strong but face of Utah... 14
- Netflix documentary 'Mitt' now has a... 13
- UVU plans campus shooting simulation... 11