To many of the 700 Jewish students on the seven Claremont Colleges campuses, it was their first direct encounter with anti-Semitism, and they reacted with rage, fear, confusion and a new sense of solidarity.
Amidst a sea of Israeli and American flags and elongated balloons decorated with the Star of David, more than 1,000 Israeli residents of Los Angeles rallied in front of the Federal Building in Westwood on Oct. 15 to demonstrate support for their native country in the face of heightened violence and confrontations.
Will downtown be safe? That's the question on the minds of the central city's many employees and business owners as the Democratic National Convention approaches. With the arrest July 31 of eight demonstrators outside the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the still-looming history of the riots after the Lakers won the NBA playoffs, it becomes increasingly likely that the City of Angels will face some serious drama, more than could be created on any local sound stage.