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  • California wine country shaken by 6.0 quake, dozens hurt

    Reuters and JTA

    August 25, 2014 | 9:58 am

    Authorities in California's wine country north of San Francisco were scrambling late Sunday to reach damaged buildings and restore power in the town of Napa after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck before dawn, injuring more than 100 people.

    The temblor damaged historic buildings,...

  • In race for Congress, how different are candidates Elan Carr and Ted Lieu?

    By Jared Sichel

    August 6, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Democratic State Sen. Ted Lieu and Republican District Attorney Elan Carr may be competing to fill longtime Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman’s seat in November, but in an era in which the two parties rarely work together, the similarities between these two candidates are one of...

  • Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognizes 15 U.S. teens for leadership

    by JTA

    July 3, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    Fifteen U.S. teens were recognized for their volunteerism with Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.

    Each will receive an honorarium of $36,000 from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and...

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  • U. of Calif. student board to discuss allegations against Jewish regent-designate

    by JTA

    July 1, 2014 | 11:56 am

    The University of California Student Association will hold a meeting to discuss allegations against a Jewish student nominated to serve as a regent for the statewide university system.

    UCSA’s board agreed Saturday to hold an emergency meeting to look into the allegations against...

  • Judge: Key job protection laws for California teachers are unconstitutional

    by Jonathan Lloyd and John Cádiz Klemack, nbclosangeles.com

    June 10, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    A judge ruled Tuesday that California's public school teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional, after hearing testimony from students who argued the job protections made it virtually impossible to dismiss low-performing teachers.

    The decision's implementation was put on hold,...

  • Invocation by Rabbi Evan Goodman at the UCSB Memorial Program

    by Rabbi Evan Goodman

    May 27, 2014 | 4:33 pm

    Friends, I am Rabbi Evan Goodman from Santa Barbara Hillel, and it is my profoundly sad privilege to be on this podium with other leaders of our Isla Vista faith communities.

    The four of us who will offer brief remarks to begin and end represent more than just four faiths.

    We...

  • Santa Barbara Hillel supports students in wake of shootings

    By Ryan Torok

    May 27, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    Approximately 40 UC Santa Barbara students sought comfort and grief counseling at the Santa Barbara Hillel on May 24,  the day after Elliot Rodger, 22, killed six students and injured 13 more. Rodger also died during his Friday night murderous spree of  “revenge” in Isla Vista, a...

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