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Howard Blume

  • Our First Cover: Bobbi Fiedler

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bobbi Fiedler, who rode an anti-school busing platform to political prominence, stood out as the potential vanguard for Jewish conservatives when The Jewish Journal profiled her as its first cover story in February 1986. Fiedler had served on the Los Angeles school board (1977-1981)...

  • Dad’s Gone, but His Melody Lingers On

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When a person is slightly famous mostly for one thing, that thing becomes the one thing about him when he dies. So it was that Dave Blume, my father, over and over again in late March was noted as the composer of that likably odd 1966 hit, "Turn Down Day," a pop turn on what began as...

  • What About Judas, Mary Magdalene?

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars who probe the history surrounding the Bible are mining to decipher a real Da Vinci Code. They seek clues from the past that suggest truths that underlie the narratives of tradition and faith. They seek to understand the origins of modern religion and how these faiths have...

  • The Road to Recovery

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When you think of victims of Middle East unrest, tour guides are probably not the first to come to mind. But Amir Orly knows of two who committed suicide in the last couple years. Others have left the country or taken odd jobs -- anything to make ends meet.

    Business for tour guides...

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  • Competing Moments of Truth on Schools

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Tuesday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to lay the groundwork for the most defining initiative of his term in office: his attempt to take control of Los Angeles' schools. But the day before he does, opponents of his plan will beat him to the microphone. The L.A. teachers...

  • Competing Moments of Truth on Schools

    April 9, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Tuesday April 18, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to lay the groundwork for the most defining initiative of his term in office: his attempt to take control of Los Angeles' schools. But the day before he does, opponents of his plan will beat him to the microphone. The L.A....

  • The Meatiest Offer in Town

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The tables were filled and the clock turned back at Canter's on Monday, as the landmark Fairfax deli lowered the price of a corned beef sandwich to 75 cents in honor of the restaurant's 75th anniversary.

    Cashier Tom Gordon, who answered questions between fielding phone calls and...

  • Questions Emerge Over School Board Candidate

    March 1, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A leading contender in next week's L.A. school board race is at odds with USC and UCLA over his academic standing, the latest in a series of uncomfortable disclosures for Christopher Arellano.

    Arellano, 33, the candidate endorsed by the powerful Los Angeles teachers union, did not...

  • Shlomo’s World

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shlomo Wollins begins his narration well before we reach Hebron, a city on the very fault line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His tour, by car and by foot, on this late January day is an entry into a worldview of The Chosen and The Other, in which Jews, God's Good Guys, are the...

  • Superintendant Romer Wants to End Term Early

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer, the central figure in efforts to improve local schools, has quietly informed top school officials that he would like to leave the job by September, some nine months before his contract expires.

    Romer made his request to L.A. Unified school board...

  • There’s the Rub—in Tel Aviv

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Tierra couldn't be more Los Angeles. But for this nouveau combination of mostly organic restaurant, massage parlor and oxygen bar, you'll have to go to Tel Aviv, where this combo venue clearly out-Hollywoods Hollywood.

    The only thing missing -- so far -- is a Hollywood-style patron,...

  • Special Report

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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  • A Plan to Take Over Troubled School

    August 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A successful charter school operator will launch a campaign to take over the Los Angeles high school where racial tensions erupted into campus brawls earlier this year. The Journal has learned that Steve Barr, who runs Green Dot Public Schools will announce, later this week, his bid...

  • Battling Board Backs Bond

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    What a difference a day makes.

    In 24 little hours, the L.A. school board journeyed last week from chaos to harmony; from nothing to a November ballot measure; from no new taxes to a bond measure that will ask voters to raise their property taxes for schools "one last time."

    If...

  • Q & A With Daniel Ayalon

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The mid-August Israeli pullout from Gaza is fraught with risks and unknowns, but the Israeli government remains committed to "unilateral disengagement," says Daniel Ayalon, Israel's ambassador to the United States. Ayalon spoke with The Journal about the reasons for disengagement, a...

  • Community Briefs

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Suit Seeks $51 Million in Israeli Immigrant's Slaying

    The family of an Israeli immigrant fatally wounded by Burbank police has filed a $51 million wrongful death suit against the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles. Assaf Deri, 25, died June 25, 2004, when Burbank undercover officers...

  • Q and A With Floyd Abrams

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    New York Times reporter Judith Miller went to jail this week for refusing to reveal confidential sources. The attorney for Miller and the Times is Floyd Abrams, who spoke with The Journal about the case, about his career, and also about his new book, "Speaking Freely: Trials of the...

  • Wrongful-Death Claim in Burbank Shooting

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The family of an Israeli immigrant killed by Burbank police is pursuing a $51 million wrongful-death claim against the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles. Assaf Deri, 25, died a year ago when Burbank undercover police officers shot him in an alley in North Hollywood.

    Attorneys for the...

  • Two Families’ Dreams Were Not Demolished

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It'll be a heart-wrenching summer in the Gaza Strip, when Israeli forces order Jewish settlers to leave as part of the government's historic disengagement plan. Even the promise of new houses and stipends as high as $400,000 won't erase the indelible sadness of leaving behind a...

  • Twice Upon a Time

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    The adoring crowd, a beaming Antonio Villaraigosa, a message of inclusiveness and leadership -- the image could have been from four years ago, when Villaraigosa's campaign for mayor energized much of Los Angeles.

    But this time, Villaraigosa also got the more votes than the...

  • Mud That May Not Stick

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

  • Schoolyard Brawl

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

  • AIPAC Packs Punch Despite Fed Probe

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    It was a balmy spring evening, and the Jewish elite of Los Angeles had gathered in Beverly Hills to hear two U.S. senators provide a top-level briefing on Israel and the Middle East. The dinner at the Beverly Hilton was hosted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee...

  • Villaraigosa Gets Hertzberg Boost

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The final act of Hertzberg-for-Mayor played out last week, with Bob Hertzberg endorsing challenger Antonio Villaraigosa. And although there was some unexpected drama, the endorsement itself proved anticlimactic: Villaraigosa already had surged to a comfortable double-digit lead in...

  • Newsroom Rebellion Silences Gossip About Mayor’s Family

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    An extraordinary minirebellion erupted in two Los Angeles newsrooms recently. At the Valley's Daily News and the L.A. Weekly, reporters refused to pursue a story that senior editors at both papers very much wanted.

    Insubordination is potential grounds for dismissal, so this refusal...

  • Little Scandal Becomes Big Deal

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The still-simmering flap over forged endorsements for Mayor James Hahn is the classic scandal that didn't have to be. A little more than a week ago, this incident grew from niche story -- something that only Jewish Journal readers might notice -- to the week's hottest local...

  • And Then There Were Two

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Just about everything went wrong and ugly for Jim Hahn leading into this week's city primary -- except the outcome. The result itself wasn't exactly a winner either, but it was close enough. The incumbent mayor barely scraped past energetic third-place finisher Bob Hertzberg,...

  • Q & A With L.A.‘s Next Mayor

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Four major contenders are vying to unseat 54-year-old incumbent Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn in next week's primary election. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, then the top two finishers will meet in a May runoff.

    The challenger leading most polls is...

  • Conflicting Schools of Thought

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    You don't have to go far to hear complaints about the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD), the city's beleaguered public school system, nor very far to catch grumbling about Mayor James K. Hahn. But linking the two is a stretch for many, because Los Angeles' mayor has no...