Jewish Journal


Phil Shuman

  • The (Very) Few, the Proud

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Jeffrey Ullman's son broke the news, Dad was more shocked at his own reaction than he was at the actual decision itself.

    Drew Ullman, age 20, after two years at college in Santa Barbara, had announced that was putting college life on hold and would join the Marines. He heads to...

  • Lack of Radio Link Raises Deadly Peril

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's 6 p.m. on a busy Friday night at Fire Station No. 9 in downtown Los Angeles. When the alarm rings, a truck races out the doors to a hotel fire. Before the engine pulls up to the burning building, city Fire Capt. Carlos Calvio keys the mike on a two-way radio and quickly checks...

  • It’s a Full Plate in Nourishing the Sick

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Bob S. insists that his mother back in Virginia made the best chicken soup ever, but he's willing to admit the homemade version delivered to his Van Nuys apartment is a close second.

    The delivery is part of the mission of Project Chicken Soup, an all-volunteer group that cooks,...

  • Bratton Reaches Out to Jewish Community

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    William Bratton, newly appointed Los Angeles police chief, is off to Israel.

    He will depart Dec. 7 on a six-day trip that had been scheduled before Mayor James Hahn tapped the former New York City police commissioner to take the top law enforcement job here.

    Originally, Bratton was...

  • Security—Israeli Style

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For a nice Jewish boy who grew up on Beverly Hills' Whittier Drive, Aaron Cohen has an unusual skill: He can kill people.

    He'd prefer not to, but if he must, he will. And it's not a joking matter. It's part of the training that he picked up in three years in the counterterrorism...

  • LAPD Preps for Sept. 11

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The big new Ford Excursion sat baking in the hot afternoon sun. A closer look at this massive vehicle was chilling. Gun ports cut into the thick bullet-resistant glass windows. Armor-reinforced doors so heavy you needed two hands to close them. Rear seats removed to make room for...

  • Dirty Facts

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The lawyers have a term for it, of course. A situation where certain facts don't make their client look so good, even though their client is innocent and righteous. They're called "dirty facts." The Middle East is hardly a courtroom, yet I think the term applies. I'm thinking of...