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Buzzy Gordon

  • Some retirees make aliyah to San Miguel de Allende

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    This coming week, Angelenos of all races and creeds will join in Cinco de Mayo celebrations that the local Mexican American community has adopted as its major holiday (even though it is different from Mexico's actual Independence Day, which is Sept. 16; May 5 marks a victory of the...
  • Curacao shul offers venue with Caribbean flavor

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Trailer for Jewish Curacao travelogue DVD


    Compared with the millennia of Jewish history, the scant few centuries of Jewish settlement in the Western Hemisphere is like a drop in the ocean those Jews had crossed from Europe. The history of the Jews in the American colonies is even...

  • Growing taste for kosher boils in U.S. melting pot

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Hispanic and Asian foods are so different -- in taste, textures, ingredients (even the utensils with which they are eaten) -- that it seemed a strange pairing when the annual Expo Comida Latina was combined with the All Asian Food trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center...
  • Pulling Up Stakes

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For someone only in his 40s, actor-director Robby Benson already has had a busy career. He also has had his fill of Hollywood.

    Last month, the 47-year-old Benson sold his Los Angeles home and moved to Boone, N.C., where he has accepted a faculty position as artist-in-residence at...

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  • State Fund to Keep Israel Investments

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, has decided to keep Israel on its list of permissible foreign countries in which to invest, in spite of campaigns spearheaded by groups on several University of California...

  • Prager Mulls Run for Senate in 2004

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Prominent nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager may run for the U.S. Senate, challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, Prager told the Journal this week.

    "I'm still only in the thinking and talking stage," said the outspoken Republican. "No exploratory...

  • The Match Game

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When B'nai B'rith International needs a headliner to attract people to a fundraising dinner, it knows where to turn.

    Los Angeles-based Celebrity Connection, founded 20 years ago by Barry Greenberg, is the exclusive coordinator for all of B'nai B'rith's fundraising dinners in the...