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NYC Sticker Shock

By Joel Chasnoff

May 22, 2009 | 11:04 am

This sticker was glued to my driver's-side backseat window.

One of my favorite things about New York is that the traffic cops don’t just ticket you, they humiliate you.

The point of this neon-yellow sticker, I suppose, is that pedestrians and fellow drivers will see it, read it, and subsequently hate me. What’s worse is that these stickers can’t be removed - last time I got one on my car, it came off only after a violent rainstorm.

  • CA Election Results Early Analysis

    May 20, 2009 | 3:34 pm

    More election coverage later in the day…

    For our pre-election analysis by Raphael Sonenshein, click here.


    LA City Attorney
    Jack Weiss - NO
    Carmen Trutanich - YES

    L.A. City Council District 5
    Paul Koretz - 50.5% - TOO CLOSE TO CALL
    David Vahedi -  49.5% - TOO CLOSE TO... read on

  • Jewish School In Lockdown After Rapper Shot at Beverly Center

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 19, 2009 | 4:38 pm

    Maimonides Academy went into lockdown for a short time on Monday afternoon after the rapper Dolla was shot and killed at the Beverly Center on La Cienega Boulevard, a block away from the school.

    Rabbi Karmi Gross, principal of the 500-student Orthodox preschool through eighth grade... read on

  • Microsoft Word: Anti-Semitic?

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 19, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    In a Word document, type the sentence, “I am a jew” and watch what happens.

    Now type, “I am a christian.”

    Hmm…

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  • Fiesta Shalom in Photos

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 19, 2009 | 1:44 pm

    Photos by JewishJournal.com


    A couple stands inside the historic Breed Street Shul.
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    A tour of the synagogue.
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    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Consul General Yaakov Dayan.
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    Festival speakers
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    A community mural is painted using thumbprints.
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    Ms. Boyle Heights
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    A klezmer band plays in the street.
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  • Thought for the Day

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 18, 2009 | 3:26 pm

    Everybody loves a winner. Unless the winner happens to be your younger brother.

  • Fiesta Shalom: Why One Band Refused to Play [AUDIO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 18, 2009 | 12:55 pm

    From FSRN.org

    “A few weeks ago, the band Quetzal was asked to play at Fiesta Shalom, an event aimed at building relations between the Jewish and Chicano community. The band, which has long worked in community building exercises and projects, saw the invitation as a great opportunity – but when it came time to sign the contract, they realized the event was sponsored by the Israeli Consulate.” Click here to listen.

  • The Pillar of American Democracy…at 40 Bucks a Day

    By Joel Chasnoff

    May 15, 2009 | 10:56 am

    Just finished a day-long stint of jury duty. After deferring four times in two years, I finally decided to suck it up and go. Part of it had to with my sincere belief in the trial-by-jury system. I find it in nothing less than incredible that American citizen has the right to have... read on

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