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  • Reviving a Public School

    By Beverly Gray

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Four years ago, when Robyn Ritter Simon's eldest son was ready to start kindergarten, she looked at her local public school and found it lacking. It was not that Canfield Elementary School fell short academically. The Simons live in a West Los Angeles neighborhood that is heavily...
  • Jewish Expo Returns to Los Angeles

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In an unusual show of cooperation, five of the community's most prominent Jewish organizations have joined forces to make a rabbi's wish come true: bringing the world-famous Jewish Expo back to Los Angeles for one more run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 12. The joint project follows the latest...
  • Neighbors Take On Pico Oil Drilling Site

    By Julie G Fax

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The day Mina Solomon's father lay dying of cancer in the bedroom in which he had lived for 25 years, she called Breitburn Energy, the company that owns the oil drilling site 80 feet from her property. She asked them to work a bit more quietly, to contain the noise of the...
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  • The 24-Hour Jewish 911

    By Rob Eshman

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Help has arrived. Thanks to a special program funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, callers can get immediate personal and family crisis assistance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A social worker at the Jewish Family Service (JFS), a Federation agency, will be...
  • Standing Out

    By Susanna Crosby Perrin

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    My husband Jon and I moved with our two children to Simi Valley about four years ago, despite the impression that it offered little in the way of Jewish life. We came here because Jon had a job in Los Angeles and I had two geriatric ponies at a co-operative stable. My long-held dream...
  • Precedent Setting

    By Adam Wills

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Judge Pauline Nightingale, 90, says her mother taught her never to question the teacher's authority. But when she entered the workforce after graduating from law school, she had no choice: authorities tried to keep her from practicing law because she was a woman. Not only did she...
  • Finally, A Bat Mitzvah

    By Rob Kutner

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up in Iran, Soraya Nazarian felt she was missing something at synagogue. "I wanted to know what we were studying, what we were reading, what the rabbi was teaching... but it was so crowded back in the women's section, all I could hear was 'Shh, shh.'"

    But this full-time...

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