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  • Boycotting the boycotters: California’s legislature set to lead the way?

    By Jared Sichel

    December 16, 2015 | 10:41 am

    Dear businesses: If you boycott Israel, California will boycott you. 

    That’s the message a bill by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) is set to bring to the California legislature in January. 

    His bill, if passed and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, would direct...

  • Thirst for Judaism binds group together across border

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We were near the desert, somewhere past the Salton Sea, when Daniel (Dany) Mehlman, a 48-year-old Conservative rabbi, summed up the situation.

    "OK," he said, "we're going to rendezvous with a man I've never met, go with him to a Mexican city I've never been to, then spend the...

  • Jews still have big role in changing L.A. political scene

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was not so long ago that Los Angeles City Hall and the Los Angeles Unified School District school board were filled with Jewish elected officials. The first winning Jewish candidate of the 20th century, Rosalind Wiener (later Wyman) was elected to the council in 1953. From then...
  • L.A.‘s gourmet kosher makeover

    By Amy Klein

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    At the new Shilo's steakhouse on Pico Boulevard, concentric circles of color surround the caviar: green onion on the outside, yellow egg yolk sprinkled on the inner rim, followed by chopped egg whites peppered with blinis and tortillas and topped ceremoniously by a mound of...
  • Key Jewish California lawmakers return to powerful roles in new Congress

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The 2006 congressional election that brought the Democrats back to power on Capitol Hill was a moment filled with meaning for four Jewish lions of California politics -- Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Reps. Henry Waxman (Los Angeles) and Howard Berman (Van Nuys)....
  • Come dive with me—Israeli skydivers training in SoCal

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    You do it ... you can never go back," Israeli Sharon Har-noy said recently of her passion for the sport of skydiving. She and teammate Adi Freid met with a reporter during a break from training at Perris Valley Skydiving, about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

    Har-noy and Freid...