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  • Saving the Arts – Broadway Style

    By Ilana Angel

    November 29, 2012 | 11:32 am

    When I was young I took piano lessons.  I hated them.  I begged my mother to let me stop and she said I would regret it if I quit.  I told her if I was not allowed to stop I was going to lock myself in my room and never come out.  I quit piano.  My mother was right, I regret...

  • Obama’s proposed budget cuts concern Jewish groups

    February 14, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Jewish organizations expressed concern at cost-cutting proposals in President Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget for 2013.

    B’nai B’rith International and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs both released statements outlining their issues with provisions in the budget.

    Allan...

  • Congress looks to punish Palestinians, but cuts to security aid pose dilemma

    October 4, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    If the Palestinians don’t pull back from their statehood push, congressional cuts in aid are inevitable, U.S. lawmakers say. Just how comprehensive such cuts will be, however, could end up depending on Israel’s stance on the issue.

    Lawmakers, lobbyists and congressional staffers...

  • Budget cuts to community colleges could impact Jewish Studies

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 5, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    As reported in the Los Angeles Times on March 31, the failure of Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Sacramento to agree on a budget could mean cutting the spending on the state’s 112 community colleges by $800 million.

    In addition to an already-planned hike in student fees of...

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  • Jewish leaders fast against budget cuts

    March 28, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    Leaders of two Jewish groups are joining an organized fast to protest proposed congressional budget cuts to poverty programs in the United States and abroad.

    The fast, initiated by HungerFast, a group led by anti-hunger activist Tony Hall, takes aim at proposed substantive cuts now...

  • Balancing the budget: Making the weak pay

    March 1, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Sylvia Mnuchen has spent her life fighting.

    First it was cancer that attacked her skin, then her breast. More recently it has been an ailment that has kept her in a wheelchair, her feet swollen, her legs wrapped tight like a mummy.

    But as a loyal Jewish Democrat and longtime...

  • Budget cuts require united front

    February 22, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    My in-box has been crowded these last days by requests that I sign on to this draft letter or that, all demanding that budget cuts proposed by House Republicans be restored. AmeriCorps fears it will be eliminated entirely. Federal help to states to defray some of the costs of special...

  • Groups worry over domestic budget cuts

    February 15, 2011 | 3:57 pm

    Jewish groups expressed concerns about proposed Obama administration cuts in poverty assistance, but praised the U.S. budget for preserving aid to Israel.

    The White House’s proposed budget, released Monday, projects cuts in programs such as heating for the poor and in blocs of money...

  • Thanks, Cal State —thanks a lot

    December 3, 2008 | 10:51 pm

    I am not applying to a Cal State University (CSU) system school. Let's just get that minor detail out of the way. I have never intended or wished to go to one. In fact, I've aggressively dismissed the notion, and yet I find myself saddened and concerned for my peers and Californian...
  • City Voice: Keep education in the spotlight

    By Bill Boyarsky

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    After visiting a Los Angeles public charter high school where mostly poor and working-class young people receive an education, I went home and turned on the Democratic presidential debate and saw that the subject of public schools was hardly mentioned.

    I wasn't surprised. Although...

  • Milken JCC bustling despite pool uncertainty

    By Jane Ulman

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saul H. Jacobs, 73, works up a sweat on one of the fitness center's treadmills (photo below) at the New JCC at Milken. It's something he does three days a week.

    Across the hall, instructor Flo Schulman teaches tap dancing routines to members of Tapmania, a group of 10 women, ages 59...

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