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  • Ron Galperin backs Big Data to improve City Hall

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 24, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Controller Ron Galperin is City Hall’s new numbers guy, hoping to bring the era of Big Data to the creaking bureaucracy. His plan is to use computers to analyze huge amounts of information as is now done by police departments, baseball teams, other businesses and, infamously, the...

  • Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum resigns, asserts innocence

    June 26, 2013 | 5:46 pm

    Michael Applebaum, the interim mayor of Montreal, resigned amid corruption allegations.

    Applebaum, 50, announced June 18 that he was stepping down after being charged with 14 counts of fraud, breach of trust and corruption.

    “I maintain my innocence,” Applebaum said at City Hall...

  • Eric Garcetti: Keep an eye out for seniors

    By Bill Boyarsky

    May 29, 2013 | 11:21 am

    The small turnout at the Los Angeles polls for the mayoral election on May 21 is cited as evidence that most Angelenos don’t care whether City Hall is open, closed or simply blown away. But two days after the election, I visited a Jewish Family Service (JFS) senior center on...

  • New Jersey Palestinian flag flap breezes over

    May 21, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    The city of Paterson, N.J. — whose southern area is called “Little Ramallah” for the large number of Palestinian Arab expats – raised the Palestinian flag above city hall on Sunday May 19 as it proclaimed Palestinian-American Day.

    According to the The Bergen Record, the occasion...

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  • Eric Garcetti: A new Jewish face for L.A.?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 7, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.  See below for a video analysis.

    During a recent candidates’ forum at Sinai Temple, Los Angeles City Councilman and mayoral hopeful Eric Garcetti began his...

  • Remembering Ed Koch: A pugnacious New Yorker and passionate Jew till his dying day

    February 1, 2013 | 11:19 am

    One of the proudest moments of Ed Koch’s life came during a trip to Israel in 1990, in the midst of the first Palestinian intifada.

    Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group,...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa joins Chabad at Menorah lighting

    By Ryan Torok

    December 12, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    On Dec. 7, the dancing rabbis of Chabad and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa came together at Los Angeles City Hall to celebrate the Festival of Lights. 

    West Coast Chabad’s 27th annual Chanukah ceremony at City Hall drew community leaders and city officials, including...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa joins Chabad to illuminate the City of Angels

    December 10, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined West Coast Chabad, city officials and community leaders on Friday to usher in the Festival of Lights by illuminating the historic Katowitz Menorah at LA City Hall.  The 27th annual ceremony at LA City Hall took place on the landmark Spring Street...

  • Benjamin Reznik: L.A. based lawyer who takes on Goliath

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 26, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Among land-use attorneys working in Los Angeles, Benjamin Reznik is better known than most, perhaps because of his success at suing the City of Los Angeles. In 2009, the partner in the firm of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP told the Los Angeles Times he had probably sued the...

  • Jan Perry’s quest: Spirituality, pursuit of L.A.‘s well-being

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 25, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    I asked City Council member Jan Perry, a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, if she was on a spiritual quest when she converted to Judaism. “Right,” she replied. “Your question is a good way to put it.”

    Perry, whose conversation offers a mixture of the spiritual and...

  • Interfaith leaders condemn LAPD tactics in shutting down Occupy L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    An interfaith group of clergy who ministered to Occupy Los Angeles protesters throughout the two-month occupation are objecting to the “overwhelming force” used by the Los Angeles Police Department when 1,400 officers cleared the encampment from City Hall Park in the early...

  • Witnessing Occupy L.A.’s final night at City Hall

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    The eradication of the Occupy Los Angeles encampment at City Hall last night by 1,400 Los Angeles Police Department officers was historic in its scope and remarkable for having been carried out without causing too many injuries to protesters—but for reporters trying to cover the...

  • A stroll through Occupy Los Angeles

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 27, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    This week, authorities in cities across the country began evicting the protesters that have gathered locally in support of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

    The Occupy Los Angeles protest, which has taken over the entire park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall, could be next:...

  • Jewish activists and clergy to join Occupy L.A. with sukkah outside City Hall

    By Ryan Torok

    October 11, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    Since the beginning of this month, a group of Angelenos has gathered near downtown’s City Hall as part of Occupy Los Angeles, its version of the much-publicized Occupy Wall Street — a protest movement calling for reforms to the U.S. political and economic systems.

    On Oct. 16...

  • City Building & Safety inspectors briefly interrupt Kol Nidrei services at Hancock Park shul

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm


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    Rabbi Daniel Korobkin was conducting Kol Nidrei services for some 200 Orthodox worshippers at Yeshivas Yavneh last Friday, when shortly after 8 p.m. two inspectors from the Los Angeles City Department of Building...

  • ‘Little Flower’ Could Help Antonio Bloom

    By Joel Kotkin

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dear Antonio,

    I imagine you are enjoying the hoopla surrounding your election. As the first Latino chief executive in more than 130 years, it may be tempting to bask in the warmth of a great ethnic triumph.

    But don't enjoy it too much. Los Angeles does not need a symbol or an icon;...

  • Blocs Play Key Role in Villaraigosa’s Win

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    With his election as mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa now has the chance to deliver on the coalition approach he offered to the voters in the recent campaign. If he succeeds, Los Angeles government may start to find solutions to problems that have previously seemed intractable. If he...

  • Slicing and Dicing L.A.‘s Electorate

    By Jill Stewart

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    The race for Los Angeles mayor features two consummate insiders who are close to one another ideologically and disagree on few issues, posing a question: With Sacramento politics offering a clash of political tectonic plates and big, competing reforms, why is the mayor's race...

  • The Mayor’s Eyes and Ears

    By Mike Levy

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jennifer Stein wears two hats at City Hall. You could say one of them is a kippah.

    The recent Stanford University grad, 23, is the South Valley Area director in Mayor James Hahn's Office of the Neighborhood Advocate. She is also Hahn's liaison to the Jewish community.

    The...