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  • Briefs: Federation files for permit to demolish pool at New JCC at Milken; Big Sunday is a big success

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation files for permit to demolish pool at New JCC at Milken

    Notices went up around The New JCC at Milken in mid-April that the pool in the West Hills facility would close on April 24, and documents obtained by The Journal indicate that the closure could possibly be permanent....
  • Lauding Leiweke; Charitable home run; Friedman reappointed

    By Norma Zager

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Lauding Leiweke

    AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke recently received the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Humanitarian Award at the ADL Entertainment Industry Awards. Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton presented the award at Staples Center.

    More than 600 people...
  • MS Walk: For my sister, Kaley

    By Leor Zeitouni

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I was 10 years old, my older sister, Kaley, got sick. At first we didn't know what was going on and what was wrong. She woke up one morning with a bunch of weird symptoms. Her feet were "tingling" and her eyes were moving rapidly from right to left, making her feel like the...
  • Big Sunday: One temple’s ‘Mitzvah Day’ goes city-wide and inclusive

    By Jane Ulman

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's dream:

    On one weekend a year -- known as Big Sunday -- 50,000 volunteers of all colors and creeds from neighborhoods throughout the region, all donning T- shirts preprinted with the Big Sunday logo, will fan out throughout Los Angeles and as...
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  • Hillcrest Honors ProS; Ancient Digs; Feinstein’s Fanfare

    By Norma Zager

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hillcrest Honors ProS

    Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California (JCPSC) recently met at Hillcrest Country Club to discuss their upcoming June 5 Annual Awards Banquet. The event will honor professionals in numerous categories for outstanding achievements.

    More than 50...
  • Downloading Papa Douglas

    By Tom Tugend

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Click the BIG ARROW for Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas, having survived 87 movies, countless one-night stands with Hollywood's most beautiful women, a helicopter crash, a stroke and two bar mitzvahs is beginning to hit his stride at age 90.

    His latest endeavor, coinciding with the...
  • It’s all about Queen Esther, Life after the Nobel

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's All About Queen Esther

    Marry the king, save your people and be the queen. Such a deal! It's all in a day's work for Queen Esther -- and would be a pretty good deal for any woman, if she could get it. To celebrate Esther, a team of professional makeup artists gave a dozen lucky...

  • Teens can learn from Shoah survivors

    By Jonathan Kuperberg

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Kids these days all have tsuris; everyone has stress. A computer breaking down, not having cell phone service, getting grounded, and not getting a new car for a 16th birthday are all things that upset teenagers and stress them out. Yet, these are probably the worst of their problems....
  • Young philanthropists ask tough questions

    By Alex de Castro-Abeger

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    We are 17-year-old identical twin brothers, living a comfortable life in suburban Los Angeles. We attend one of Southern California's finest prep schools. We are diligent students, music-lovers, avid surfers and members of our school's water polo team -- a commitment that requires...

  • Feeding the Hungry

    By Jane Ulman

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "We have slaves to help," Jerry Rabinowitz, the Friday co-captain of the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry, announces. "We Jews know something about slaves."

    The "slaves" this morning are my sons Gabe, 13, and Jeremy, 11, who have a day off school. They are fulfilling part of a...

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