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  • Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti vows to cut water use by 20 percent over drought

    November 3, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    The mayor of Los Angeles aims to reduce local water use by 20 percent over the next three years to address a record drought through a mix of voluntary measures for residents and mandatory restrictions for city departments, the city said on Tuesday.

    Mayor Eric Garcetti, in an...

  • Sukkot, rain and Andy Lipkis’ vision for L.A.’s salvation

    By Jared Sichel

    October 7, 2014 | 2:39 pm

    On the afternoon of Oct. 16, the final day of Sukkot, Jews will begin the annual practice of inserting a short but key line into the Amidah prayer: Mashiv haruach u morid hageshem: “Who causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall.”

    In Jewish tradition, Sukkot marks the beginning...

  • Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda

    October 6, 2014 | 3:45 pm

    Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the moment, she is eager to show a visitor her dying lawn.

    Comparing the withering grass to a thriving...

  • Sen. Boxer forcefully defends Israel, refutes divide amongst Democratic voters

    By Jared Sichel

    August 22, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    In a Friday press conference at Los Angeles City Hall, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.), when asked about a July poll by Pew Research that showed low support for Israel amongst Democratic voters in its current war with Hamas, said she has not “seen that poll” and that the “American...

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  • Netanyahu visits Silicon Valley, signs Israel-California pro-business pact

    March 6, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    Saying the future “belongs to those who innovate,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Gov. Jerry Brown in Silicon Valley this week to sign an agreement intended to boost high-tech cooperation between Israel and California.

    Both leaders said the greatest goal of the...

  • California governor seeks drought help from Israel’s Netanyahu

    March 5, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    California Governor Jerry Brown told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that he hoped Israeli water technology could help his state deal with a devastating drought.

    Netanyahu, on a visit to Silicon Valley, and Brown signed a memorandum of...

  • Letters to the editor: Disabilities in the Jewish community, rain and saving Judaism

    February 19, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    One Man’s Disability, A Community’s Responsibility

    Thanks, Rob Eshman, for making this issue more salient (“Jews Without Harvard,” Feb. 14). My three children tested as “gifted” or “highly-gifted” and I’m glad I pulled them out of the specialized highly-gifted schools, and out of...

  • California needs water –
    and Israel

    By David Suissa

    February 12, 2014 | 11:46 am

    While the leaders of California universities have been busy discussing whether or not to endorse an academic boycott of Israel — and generally weighing in against it — they are overlooking a much more productive way to single out the Jewish state: 

    Invite Israel to help solve...

  • Israel Struggles to Find Enough Water

    By Jessica Steinberg

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Many Jews know that on Tu B'Shevat -- the Jewish new year for trees, which falls this year on Jan. 28 -- you can plant a tree.

    In the future, however, you may be able to buy a water certificate.

    Decades after the Jewish National Fund (JNF) began its famous effort to reclaim the Land...

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