Jewish Journal

Marc B. Haefele

  • New DWP chief David Nahai takes on major challenges

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    David Nahai is an environmentalist and an attorney, not an engineer, and his major previous management challenge was running a 15-employee law firm. But he is the man Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tapped take on the $304,000-a-year job as general manager of the Department of...
  • Ecohustle Blooms in Community Garden

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Whether politicizing nature is altogether wise is something we shall learn."

    -- W.H. Auden

    I first saw Joan Baez sitting on the floor of a farmhouse living room near my high school, and she was playing guitar and singing like an angel. Her black hair, "like a raven's wing," hung...

  • Situation Improves for Argentine Jews

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jorge Telerman, 49-year-old former journalist, professor and Argentine ambassador to Cuba, wanted someday to be mayor of Buenos Aires.

    "But not this way," he told a friend recently.

    As deputy mayor, it was Telerman's fate to be promoted to that post two weeks ago, after a local...

  • Jews Must Choose

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    By what criteria should Jewish voters select Los Angeles' next mayor? The March 8 election is looming as a referendum on first-term incumbent James K. Hahn.

    As professor Raphael J. Sonenshein of California State University, Fullerton noted in an earlier Jewish Journal column,...

  • Weiss Support Strong Despite Challenge

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    For most L.A. City Council members, the March municipal election is less a race than a stroll in the park. Mayor Jim Hahn faces four serious challengers, but just before the December filing deadline, it seemed that the only serious council race was in the Westside's 11th District,...