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Being Jan Murray

By Hank Rosenfeld

April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

Jan Murray performs at a comedy club. Photo by Mike Carano

The first time I saw Jan Murray perform was on my TV in 1964. I was in pajamas, with my two sisters in Detroit, and on comes their favorite morning game show, "Treasure Hunt." This tall,... read full article

  • Getting the Word Out

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Man Ray was Jewish.

    Yes, the famous surrealist, who -- with conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp, the dada of Dada -- pushed the boundaries of imagery through his experimental photographs and paintings, was born Emmanuel Radnitzky. Of course, painter Marc Chagall was Jewish, but did you...

  • Celebrating Length of Days

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, in the city with the second-largest Jewish population in the world, the idea of a Jewish hospice service lived and died. The truth was that the Los Angeles Jewish community was not ready to support a spiritual service for the dying.

    Rabbis Carla Howard and...

  • Men in Black

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The 74th Annual Academy Awards program will be remembered, at least by me, for women's gowns with faux see-through gauze fronts and men's suit jackets down to the knees.

    Sunday night. For my town, Malibu, Oscar night is a kind of Yom Kippur. Roads are deserted; the local restaurants...

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  • The Gift of Thrift

    By Song Oh

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    T-shirts $2. Jeans $7. Handwritten signs point to bargains galore at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) Council Thrift Shop.

    More than simply the promise of finding the great find, thrift stores offer their patrons the opportunity to connect with history and...

  • Aromatherapy Miracles

    By Carin Davis

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "American Pie" star Shannon Elizabeth may appear to have perfect skin. But Michelle Ornstein knows that everyone, even stars, have bad skin days. And when they do, they turn to this Israeli-born spa owner for help.

    "Everyone breaks out. Teens, movie stars, homemakers. People who...

  • Clothes Call

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when the retail clothing industry was thriving.

    "In the '80s, my customers spent almost 8 percent of their disposable income on clothing," said David Sacks, owner of Sacks SFO apparel stores.

    However, time and a change in consumer habits have eroded this reality....

  • Shopping Bulimia

    By Karen Lehrman

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I enjoy shopping for clothes. I also enjoy returning clothes. Sometimes I like the returning even more than the shopping. Does that sound sick to you? Well, maybe it is. But I don't think I'm alone. In fact, I'll bet there are thousands of women out there who ruin the days of...

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