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  • Dating 101: Rearview Mirror

    By Ilana Angel

    July 5, 2013 | 10:29 am

    I have been speaking with a gentleman friend recently about my last relationship, and opened up to him in a way that is both comforting, and disturbing.  We have never met, or even spoken on the phone.  He lives in Los Angeles, is divorced, a dad, Jewish, tall and handsome, yet we...

  • Developing: LAPD pursuit of burglary suspects led to brief lockdown at Milken School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 5, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Los Angeles Police Department officers pursuing burglary suspects in the Sepulveda Pass on March 5 led the Milken Community High School to briefly lock down its campus on Tuesday afternoon.

    The three burglary suspects, who were reportedly spotted by a neighbor in Woodland Hills...

  • Carmageddon II: The return of the 405 closure

    September 28, 2012 | 11:10 am

    The demolition of the north side of Mulholland Dr Bridge has been scheduled for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012. As with the demolition of the south side of the 608-foot-long bridge, the I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed in both directions that...

  • Wind closes synagogues, schools

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 1, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Gusts that peaked at 97 miles per hour whipped through the Los Angeles area Wednesday night, downing trees and power lines and leaving some synagogues and Jewish schools with minor damage and no power.

    Hardest hit was the Pasadena area, where the Jewish Federation of the Greater San...

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  • Top 10 signs you’re stuck in Carmageddon

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 8, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Hundreds of vehicles around you, the incessant sound of car horns filling the air, and that overwhelming feeling that maybe you shouldn’t have left the house this morning…

    Confused? You’re probably in the thick of…

    CARMAGEDDON

    And if you are still in complete and utter shock,...

  • Massive 405 Freeway project respects the boundaries of a Jewish tradition

    July 5, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Metro and Caltrans are working with Orthodox Jews to ensure that the upcoming “Carmageddon” will not affect their eruz, latimes.com reports.

    Like just about everybody else, Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles have their issues with the 405 Freeway widening project. Unlike most people,...

  • Sobibor museum saved from closure

    June 3, 2011 | 10:34 am

    The museum at the Nazi death camp at Sobibor will remain open, after intervention by the Polish government that followed the museum’s announcement it would close due to a shortage of funding.

    Poland’s Culture Ministry announced Friday that the museum at Sobibor will remain open...

  • Briefs: The Milken JCC pool; Valley Cities JCC fundraiser; Iran divestment bill moving forward

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Asks Milken JCC to Relinquish Property Rights

    With little notice, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closed the Olympic-sized swimming pool at The New JCC at Milken on April 25, citing possible mold damage but having already been issued a permit on April 11 by...
  • Valley Cities JCC property deal falls through

    By Adam Wills

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Since becoming an independent nonprofit in 2004, the 54-year-old Valley Cities Jewish Community Center has enjoyed growing success in the East San Fernando Valley.

    An estimated 1,000 people use its mural-adorned building each week. The center's nursery school has a waiting list for...
  • Fairfax Shops Feel the Squeeze

    By Bobbi Murray

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A venerable Jewish business in the Fairfax District has received a short-term stay of execution. Hatikvah Records, an internationally known vendor of both popular and rare Jewish music, will remain open at 436 N. Fairfax Ave. until mid-January, despite earlier reports that its...

  • Conejo JCC Red Ink to Bring Closure

    By Marc Ballon

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In a reflection of the continued struggles of the area's Jewish community centers, the Conejo Valley JCC is slated to close its doors forever on June 30, the second announced center closure in recent months.

    Meanwhile, the beleaguered Silverlake Independent JCC might survive. The...

  • Valley Cities JCC Slated to Shut Down

    By Marc Ballon

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For more than 50 years, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (JCC) has served as a magnet for San Fernando Valley Jews, a one-stop shop that offers a panoply of services, ranging from nursery school for the young to lectures for seniors.

    Thousands of Jews have kibitzed, made...

  • Got Closure?

    By Teresa Strasser

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I'm 18. I'm flipping through my yearbook, reading over the cursive messages of my friends: "Stay sweet" and "Great sitting next to you in French" and "Have a great summer."

    On the next page, there are a few more notes advising me not to change, to remember that night at the beach...

  • Westside JCC May be Rescued

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Of the five doomed Los Angeles area Jewish Community Centers (JCC), at least one center's membership is not rolling over without a fight. About 100 members showed up for a Sunday morning emergency meeting Dec. 23 at the Westside JCC's Birch Auditorium, where, in a dramatic turn of...

  • Disney’s Dangerous Course

    By Brad Pomerance

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Just last month, Walt Disney World appeared to be right in the path of a bona fide hurricane. Hurricane Floyd was headed for Florida's eastern coast, and Walt Disney World was forced to close its doors for the first time in its 28-year history. But Mickey's luck held out. Floyd...
  • AJ Congress’  Surgery

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Everyone knows that California is earthquake country, but somehow you're never fully prepared. Take the Los Angeles chapter of the American Jewish Congress. It has been dislocated by two separate quakes recently. It survived the first one. The second was devastating.

    The first was the...

  • 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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