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  • Ex-Justin Bieber neighbor suing over bodyguard’s ‘little Jew boy’ slur

    March 23, 2015 | 11:43 am

    A former neighbor of Justin Bieber is suing the American pop star, claiming that the singer’s bodyguard called him a “little Jew boy.”

    Jeff Schwartz is seeking damages for emotional distress in his lawsuit filed last last week, according to the entertainment website TMZ.

  • Calabasas Jews hoop it up

    March 8, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    While Jews all over the world gathered on March 7 to retell the story of Purim, the nine Jews on the Calabasas high school boys basketball team celebrated differently: by playing in their first California Interscholastic Federation State Tournament.

    The Coyotes, with five starters...

  • 2 teens sentenced in Calabasas anti-Semitic graffiti case

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 11:54 am

    Two 17-year-old boys admitted in juvenile court on Wednesday to vandalizing the Calabasas High School campus in April, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

    The boys were ordered by Sylmar Juvenile Court Referee Mark Frazin to complete...

  • Third Calabasas High School Suspect Appears in Court

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 30, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    The third student charged in connection with the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found at Calabasas High School in April appeared in juvenile court in Sylmar on Thursday, June 30, according to Calabasas Patch.

    Like the two students who appeared in the same courtroom last week, the...

  • Three Calabasas vandals were charged Tuesday with hate crime

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 17, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    Formal charges—including a hate crime allegation—were filed on Tuesday afternoon, May 17, against the three Calabasas High School students who were arrested for defacing their school with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti last month, a spokesperson from the Los Angeles County District...

  • Sheriff to push for hate crime charges in Calabasas anti-semitic graffiti case

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 28, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    Read more on this story here.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will push for hate crime enhancements to felony charges of vandalism expected to be filed soon against three Calabasas High School students, an official from the Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.


  • Three students arrested for anti-Semitic graffiti at Calabasas High School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 27, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    Read more on this story here.

    Three Calabasas High School students were arrested Wednesday morning, April 27, and taken to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu/Lost Hills station in connection with extensive anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found at their school on...

  • Police say Calabasas High students were behind anti-Semitic graffiti

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 26, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    Read more on this story here.

    Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have identified three students at Calabasas High School as the alleged vandals behind extensive anti-Semitic graffiti found on school property on Saturday morning, April 23, a...

  • Anti-Islam Petition Fails to Sway UCLA

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    “Islam is NOT a religion.”

    “Please understand the danger that Islam poses to our society.”


    These and many other similar comments appear alongside the names of more than 1,000 signatories to a petition calling for the Muslim Student...

  • Siblings show they have write stuff

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As they practiced their haftorah portions, perfected their speeches and sent out invitations, Daniel and Lauren Deitch felt something was missing from their b'nai mitzvah preparations: Grandma Julie.

    The Deitches' grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, had promised to attend their Dec....

  • Calabasas evens playing field for special-needs kids

    By Adam Wills

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For children with physically limiting conditions like cerebral palsy or spinal muscular atrophy, something as simple as playing in a park can seem impossible. Swings can be unsafe, and climbing equipment is unaccommodating to many children reliant on wheelchairs and walkers for...
  • Growing a Shul in Calabasas

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It is now two years since I moved to Calabasas to become the rabbi of a new Orthodox congregation. And there is no time like the eve of the Jewish New Year to take stock.

    People said it couldn't be done. Some believed there was not much hope for an Orthodox synagogue in this...

  • The Battle Over Mesivta

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    At a shabby, deserted golf course in an isolated area of Calabasas, a half-started construction site sits idle, and some 31 yeshiva bocherim learn Talmud at the makeshift campus of Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles.

    Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman had opened the high school with nine students in...

  • Bringing Back Memories

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A woman in a peach-colored sweatsuit sits in a sunlit hallway at the Silverado Senior Living Center in Calabasas. Once she was a professor at a California State University campus, teaching English literature. Now, because of the effects of Alzheimer's disease, she barely has a word...