Church News: Bay Area's 'beacon' is back as President Oaks rededicates Oakland California Temple

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  • omahahusker Modesto, CA
    June 21, 2019 12:16 p.m.

    Oakland Airport Control Tower uses the temple as a turning landmark. They call it the "Mormon Temple." Apparently they didn't get the edict from Pres. Nelson. Of course in the ATC world of aviation communication, brevity is the key to safe, efficient movement of aircraft in the sky and on the ground.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    June 17, 2019 10:25 p.m.

    I moved from Northern California about four decades ago. (Sacramento to be specific) I have been aware for decades that ocean-going vessels have used the Oakland Temple lights as a beacon. Your circle of associates quite clearly is different than my circle of associates. Just sayin'

  • Utahnareapeculiarpeople Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2019 12:58 p.m.

    "After a 16-month pause for renovation, the Bay Area’s spiritual “beacon” is operational again."

    Huh. In the almost two decades I lived in Oakland, I never heard anyone call it a beacon, "spiritual" or otherwise. For out of towners, it's known as, "What's that?" For about everyone else, it's the "[Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints] temple." (And everyone still uses the shorter reference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that the leaders of the religion don't like.)