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  • Complaints ‘too late’:  California scholastic debate tournament still set for first night of Pesach

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Tournament Schedule Stifles Debate

    Like many Jewish students, Jenny Lester likes to argue -- so she joined the debate team at Taft High School in Woodland Hills. But even if she qualifies for next year's statewide tournament, the junior won't be able to compete because it begins on...
  • Briefs: City Council approves Weiss Iran divestment bill; UC puts Jewish High Holidays on calendar

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss' Iran Divestment Measure Approved

    The Los Angeles City Council this week directed the city's pension fund to stop investing in foreign companies involved in Iran's defense, energy and nuclear industries. The measure, introduced by Councilman Jack Weiss, is part of a rolling...
  • Briefs: A bright future for Hillel; At-risk teens see Shoah art; Weiss incident wrap-up

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hillel Sees Bright Future

    The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life rolled out its big guns last week for lunch with some 70 major local supporters and the message was upbeat.

    During a panel report and discussion at UCLA's Yitzhak Rabin Center, national and international leaders gave a...
  • LAPD arrests man for defacing councilman’s Valley office

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A Sherman Oaks man has been arrested for defacing the Valley district field office of L.A. City Councilman Jack Weiss early Thursday morning with three swastikas and two incoherent messages, glued to the glass entrance door with epoxy.

    Police arrested Adonis A. Irwin, 32, at about...
  • LAPD seeks suspect who defaced councilman’s office with swastikas

    By Tom Tugend

    April 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The district office of Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss in Sherman Oaks was defaced early Thursday morning with three swastikas and two incoherent messages, glued to the glass entrance door with epoxy.

    At a noon press conference outside the vandalized office, LAPD Capt. Jim...
  • 5th District’s Jews spar over City Councilman Jack Weiss

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss stirs up strong emotions among his constituents.

    To his admirers, he is "a man of courage and principle," "available 24/7" and "there for the Jewish community every step of the way."

    To his critics, he is "arrogant," "doesn't get engaged,"...