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  • Syms clothing company, and its affiliate Filene’s Basement, files for bankruptcy

    November 3, 2011 | 11:29 am

    Syms clothing company and its affiliate, Filene’s Basement, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    “This has been a challenging time for Syms and Filene’s Basement,” said Syms Corp. CEO Marcy Sims Wednesday announcing the bankruptcy. “We have been faced with increased competition from...

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Husband Russell Armstrong Found Dead

    By Ilana Angel

    August 16, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Russell Armstrong, the husband of Taylor Armstrong, one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was found dead today of an apparent suicide.  He was found hanging in his bedroom.  He leaves behind his wife, who filed for divorce last month, his 5 year old daughter...

  • Q&A: Youssefyeh sheds light on Namvar criminal and bankruptcy cases

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 24, 2011 | 7:18 pm

    Los Angeles-based attorney A. David Youssefyeh has been insulted, had vicious rumors spread about him and even been verbally threatened by many in his Iranian Jewish community here in Southern California over the past three years for speaking in support of his client—many of whom are...

  • Baltimore Jewish Times publisher leaving bankruptcy

    December 20, 2010 | 1:11 pm

    Alter Communications, which publishes the Baltimore Jewish Times, is set to emerge from bankruptcy.

    A U.S. Bankruptcy judge on Dec. 16 approved the company’s reorganization plan, the Baltimore Business Journal reported. The plan will go into effect late next month, according to...

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  • Iranian Jewish community split as creditors force Ezri Namvar into bankruptcy

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 30, 2008 | 4:46 pm

    Businessman and philanthropist Ezri Namvar was once a pillar of the local Iranian Jewish community, a trusted friend to whom many in the community loaned freely and without fear.

    Now Namvar and his investment company, Namco Capital Group, Inc., are accused of losing as much as $400...

  • All’s well that ends Zell

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 11, 2008 | 2:00 am

    Los Angeles Times owner Sam Zell didn't file for bankruptcy because the newspaper business is being battered by the recession or by online competition. He went into Chapter 11 because of the irresponsible and boneheaded deal he made to take over Tribune Co. in the first place....
  • Postville Jewish community struggles to survive after raid

    By Ben Harris

    November 24, 2008 | 8:06 pm

    POSTVILLE, Iowa (JTA) -- After former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was arrested earlier this month, Rashi Raices joined several dozen members of this town's Jewish community in volunteering the equity on their homes to guarantee his return to face trial.

    All told, they...

  • Agriprocessors closed—now where’s the beef?

    By Ben Harris

    November 20, 2008 | 2:49 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)--A supermarket in New Jersey with a large kosher section has shelves nearly empty of kosher beef. In New York, a kosher steakhouse says its customers are canceling reservations because choice cuts aren't always available. And the nation's largest kosher meat producer,...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    27/SUNDAY

    The Olmert family name makes headlines again this week as a play, written by the with of the mayor of Jerusalem, makes its Los Angeles premiere. "Fantasy for Piano," written by Aliza Olmert, debuts as part of the Celebrity Staged Reading series. Alexandra More directs a...

  • Briefs

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Programs Continue at Valley JCCs

    Programs will continue at the various Jewish Community Centers (JCC) around the San Fernanado Valley, albeit not all under the same umbrella. The new North Valley Jewish Community Center, Inc., (NVJCC) a nonprofit organization created after the...

  • Enron Fallout in Houston

    By Julie Wiener

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Enron Corporation and Linda Lay, the wife of its chairman and chief executive, have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Houston's Holocaust museum, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the institution's $3 million budget.

    Now enmeshed in scandal and bankruptcy,...

  • The Meaning of Loehmann’s RIP

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Whatever the rest of America made of last week's news that Loehmann's discount department store is declaring bankruptcy, for American Jewish women, it is very, very sad.

    Loehmann's, the home of designer leftovers, moved from shopping mecca to Borscht Belt-style punch line in two...

  • Beth Olam Cemetery

    By Shlomit Levy

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Beth Olam Cemetery in Hollywood, one of the most venerable and historical Jewish cemeteries in Southern California, is in danger of being abandoned and padlocked.

    Beth Olam is the Jewish section of Hollywood Memorial Park at Santa Monica Blvd. and Gower St. It is in bankruptcy and...

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