Three Mormon Temples to Be Built in California

April 21, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On April 21, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "three new Mormon temples...will be built in California, including one in Newport Beach and one in Redlands" and one in Sacramento. These temples will bring "California's total to seven, the most in any state outside of Utah...Temple rites include weddings and 'vicarious baptisms for the dead,' ceremonies designed to unite deceased relatives who were not originally church members with their family through eternity."