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  • Marty Sklar: Disney legend, mensch

    By Roberto Loiederman

    August 14, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    In 2001, Martin (Marty) Sklar, now 79, was officially recognized as a “Disney Legend” — The Walt Disney Co.’s version of the Hall of Fame. In 2009, another exclusive distinction was bestowed on the low-key leader who had for decades guided Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), the group...

  • A focus on special needs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 15, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    Eliza Wilson’s holy moment in Israel didn’t come at the Western Wall. Sure, the 21-year-old with autism was honored and moved to place a note in the Wall on behalf of the 40 people traveling with her on a mission to learn about Israel’s programs for adults with special needs.

    But...

  • Mickey Mouse and Co. heading to Haifa

    January 4, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    Haifa is poised to be the next home to a Disney amusement park.

    A 20-acre, $168 million entertainment complex including a 25-screen multiplex and a Disney amusement park is set to be built near the Carmel Tunnel.

    The Walt Disney Company’s investment arm Shamrock Holdings and the Israeli New Lineo cinema chain announced the plans Tuesday.

    The new complex is estimated to open in 2013.

  • In the summertime

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    June 19, 2008 | 3:24 pm

    This Friday afternoon is the start of summer, which should make me very happy: BBQ dinners, ice cream trucks, really stupid TV shows that the networks are too embarrassed to run during the regular season. Summer ... you can’t say it without smiling.

    For most of my life, summer...

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  • Visit with special people makes for special summer

    By Ian Lurie

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Going to Disneyland with your family or friends is always an experience. But going with a group of developmentally disabled adults turns out to be unforgettable.

    This summer, I participated in Yad B'Yad, a program where a group of high school students and a group of developmentally...
  • Local Family Thrills, Lower Vacation Bills

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Family vacations don't have to be grueling nine-hour treks that zap energy and wallets. As Southern California's tourist destinations proudly roll out their newest attractions for summer, competitive promotions can save local families the equivalent cost of parking at LAX for a week....

  • Ten Days in L.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles reception welcomed 18 students participating in a cultural exchange sponsored by the Federation's Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Partnership. Fourteen students from Tel Aviv's A.D. Gordon School and four students from their paired partner,...

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