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Bobbi Murray

  • Activists Strategize on Hotel Contracts

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The gala dinner was like many others at the Century Plaza Hotel, featuring festive centerpieces atop crisp tablecloths, well-dressed guests exchanging greetings and servers bustling about offering trays of beverages.

    However, this event wasn't actually inside the hotel. Set in front...

  • Shake-Up!

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Rep. Howard Berman can work the J-circuit with the best of them. He knows who's who among synagogue presidents, what to wear at bar mitzvahs, what to say to which rabbis and which chicken-dinner fundraisers are can't miss. A smart Jewish politician in a heavily Jewish district...

  • Fairfax Shops Feel the Squeeze

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A venerable Jewish business in the Fairfax District has received a short-term stay of execution. Hatikvah Records, an internationally known vendor of both popular and rare Jewish music, will remain open at 436 N. Fairfax Ave. until mid-January, despite earlier reports that its...

  • Villaraigosa a Yemenite?

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The energy and enthusiasm of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa got ahead of his staff when, at a Rosh Hashanah dinner with consular officials, he suddenly announced his intention to lead a local delegation to Israel.

    The pledge had raced across newswires for several days and...

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  • Community Brief

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Discrimination Suit Tossed Out

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which tenants alleged a Jewish landlord evicted them for sharing their apartment with a non-Jew. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Allen Feess threw out the lawsuit on technical grounds, saying the tenants should...

  • Eviction of Jew and Non-Jew Going to Trial

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A federal court trial, alleging that the Orthodox Jewish owners of a Pico-Robertson building evicted a tenant because he shared his apartment with a non-Jew, is scheduled to open in Los Angeles next week.

    The suit by Lawrence "Chaim" Stein alleges that he was evicted in 2004 by the...

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