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Supervisors urge Iran divestment

By  Tom Tugend

July 16, 2009 | 6:56 pm

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is due to vote July 21 on a motion asking the county pension fund to divest itself of any assets or funds in companies doing business in Iran.... read on

  • Maccabiah Photos

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 16, 2009 | 6:50 pm

    Photos by Lawrence Wurcik.


    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik



    Photo by Lawrence Wurcik

     

  • Julius Shulman, Architectural Photographer,  dead at 98

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 16, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    Julius Shulman, the gregarious photographer whose iconic images of modern architecture defined the style, died last night at the age of 98. Born in Brooklyn in 1910 to immigrant Jewish parents, his family moved to Boyle Heights when he was a boy and his devotion to Los Angeles... read on

  • Polo Mom Poolside at 18th Maccabiah

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 16, 2009 | 3:52 pm

    The games go on.  It’s Day 5 of the Chai Maccabiah and box scores can be found for most events in the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz.  Just as the games go on, so do the snafus and foul-ups., 

    On Tuesday morning, just as the Israel-Mexico softball match was under way, local cops... read on

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  • Violinist’s disappearance, death puzzles police

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 16, 2009 | 3:00 am

    Posted by Tom Tugend

    A memorial service is being planned for Robert Korda, a longtime violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, whose apparent disappearance puzzled his family, police and most of Los Angeles for four days, until his body was discovered at the coroner’s... read on

  • 18th Maccabiah Opens in Ramat Gan Stadium

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 14, 2009 | 5:37 pm

              The opening ceremony last night at Ramat Gan was an incongruous mixture of kitschy theatricality and truly uplifting communal values.  Security is obviously intense at an event like this, but even so, ticketholders got to their seats by 8 p.m. and then began a bit of a... read on

  • U.S. Men’s Water Polo Looking Strong at Maccabi Games

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 13, 2009 | 6:31 pm

    Of the 900 members of the U.S.delegation to the 18th Maccabiah, over one-quarter of them hail from the Southern California area.  The SoCal contingent includes heavy representation in karate, volleyball, swimming, soccer, and water polo.  Among the world’s toughest sports, water... read on

  • Maccabiah Athletes Find their Party

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 13, 2009 | 2:31 am

    Max Nordau is kvelling from the great weight room in the sky.  The Zionist father of the Maccabi games dreamed of Jews, with rippling muscles and athletic talent who would dispel the old stereotype of physical weakness and give rise to a “new Jew.”

    The Sunday evening welcome... read on

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