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  • Clergy object to LAPD’s methods of clearing Occupy L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 7, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    The members of an interfaith group of clergy who ministered to Occupy Los Angeles protesters throughout the two-month occupation of the lawn around Los Angeles City Hall are objecting to what they call a distressing “level of violence and brutality” used by the 1,400 Los Angeles...

  • Craig X, pot pastor, candidate for LA mayor

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 25, 2008 | 2:22 am

    Two years ago, Craig X Rubin started a unique church where pot was used to communicate prayers to God. Temple 420 (still around) was odd and unorthodox—mixing Christians and Jews and claiming that cannabis was the Tree of Life—and it landed Rubin in court. He avoided jail, and this...

  • City of L.A. Report Card: Mayor Villagairosa and the Jewish community at midterm

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Antonio Villaraigosa is coming up to halftime in his first term as mayor of Los Angeles. This is as good a time as any to assess the direction of his mayoralty and its implications for the Jewish community.

    There is a natural comparison to be made between Villaraigosa and former...
  • Villagairosa tells Sderot’s mayor he longs for end to violence

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm



    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villagairosa reassured Eli Moyal, Mayor of Sderot, of his continued support Friday, after Palestinian rocket attacks forced a partial evacuation of the city.

    In a letter to Moyal, released by the Mayor's office (full text below), Villagairosa said "the...
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