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Calif. Jewish cemetery accused of mishandling remains is sued a second time

JTA

2 days ago

A class action suit, filed in September 2009, alleges Eden’s management ordered its workers to disturb existing graves in order to fit new coffins in tight spaces.

A Jewish cemetery accused of disturbing dead people’s remains is being sued for the second time.

Several dozen relatives of people buried at Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills,... read full article

  • California lawmakers seek to end ‘personal belief’ vaccine exemptions

    by Dan Whitcomb and Michael Fleeman, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Responding to an outbreak of measles that has infected more than 100 people, two California lawmakers said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to end the right of parents in the state to exempt their children from school vaccinations based on personal beliefs.

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  • UC Davis Community, ADL respond to hate-crime graffiti

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    The UC Davis chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) is reeling from a hate crime involving two red swastikas spray painted on its fraternity house, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    AEPi members woke up on the morning of Jan. 31 and discovered the swastikas on a wall of...

  • Upward Mobility Act to tax services, boost revenue by $10 billion

    by Aron Chilewich

    January 22, 2015 | 1:21 pm

    State Sen. Bob Hertzberg of the San Fernando Valley recently introduced Senate Bill 8 (SB 8), also known as the Upward Mobility Act. It is an attempt to move past standard single-issue, stopgap tax measures, and to jumpstart discussion of a complete overhaul of California’s tax...

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  • Boxer won’t run for Senate in 2016

    JTA

    January 9, 2015 | 1:41 pm

    Barbara Boxer will not run for a fifth U.S. Senate term in 2016.

    Boxer, 74, a California Democrat, made the announcement Thursday in a video interview with her grandson, Zach Rodham, posted on YouTube.

    “I will not be running for the Senate in 2016,” said Boxer, who was first...

  • Finding the silver lining in another BDS loss

    By Jared Sichel

    December 18, 2014 | 10:19 am

    Although pro-Israel groups roundly condemned the most recent passage of an Israel divestment resolution in California — this time by UAW 2865, a union that represents 13,000 University of California graduate students — the actual results may depict a student body that tends less...

  • Judge fines Chabad of Calif. $845,000, says group misused federal grant with 'reckless disregard'

    By Jared Sichel

    December 16, 2014 | 4:32 pm

    A federal judge ruled last week that Chabad of California intentionally misused $272,495 in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants it received in 2009 and must pay $844,985 in penalties, a portion of which will go to whistleblowers who brought the suit against Chabad.

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  • UC grad students endorse Israel divestment by 30 point margin

    By Jared Sichel

    December 10, 2014 | 5:02 pm

    Another domino has fallen in California for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement with the passage of a divestment resolution sponsored by UAW 2865, a union that represents more than 13,000 of University of California's approximately 50,000 graduate and...

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