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  • To prepare for major quake, Los Angeles proposes retrofitting older buildings

    1 week ago

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed on Monday that the city retrofit thousands of older buildings and bolster the water and communications systems to prepare for a possible major temblor along the San Andreas Fault.

    The proposals marked the first major earthquake-preparation...

  • 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...

  • Moving and shaking: Doc Rivers, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the ADL

    By Ryan Torok

    October 15, 2014 | 9:46 am

    “The city rests on a foundation of public safety,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at the fourth annual Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) Los Angeles dinner honoring both the mayor and businessman Mitch Julis on Oct. 2 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  

    HSAC is a...

  • Garcetti: ‘My support of Israel is kind of an unshakable thing’

    By Jared Sichel

    August 27, 2014 | 11:33 am

    In late June, as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hit his one-year anniversary in the job, local media outlets gave him only passing reviews.

    The Los Angeles Times characterized his governance style thus far as “low-risk,” while the L.A. Daily News said his policies have been...

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  • Los Angeles City Hall supports Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    August 5, 2014 | 4:27 pm

    During a press conference at Los Angeles City Hall on Aug. 5, the city’s top leadership expressed solidarity with the State of Israel.

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; City Controller Ron Galperin; City Attorney Mike Feuer; City Council President Herb Wesson and President Pre...

  • Letters to the Editor: Garcetti’s f-bomb, JCC and L.A. Metro

    July 2, 2014 | 5:04 pm

    Expletive Explanations

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in an ill-advised attempt to polish his “common man” persona, dropped the F-bomb. Dennis Prager, leaping from his springboard of indignation, makes an equally ill-advised attempt to connect a rise in the public use of...

  • Measure R2: Synagogues, museums, transit supporters unite to step on the gas!

    June 25, 2014 | 11:33 am

    What unites more Angelenos than a Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory? Distaste for the 405 Freeway. The Sepulveda Pass, in particular, which has undergone a massive construction project in recent years, still retains the ability to turn into a parking lot at any hour of the day....

  • L.A. mayor and America’s decline

    By Dennis Prager

    June 24, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti told a jammed Staples Center that “there are two long-standing rules for politicians. … They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear....

  • When your mayor drops the f-bomb

    June 23, 2014 | 4:06 pm

    In using an expletive last week to tell a rally of hockey fans, “This is a big f--kin’ day,” did Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti cross a line?

    There are real data now to help answer such a question. Relatively recent technologies --  cable television, satellite radio, and social...

  • Time for your check-up, Mr. Mayor

    June 23, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    You can say this about the first year of Eric Garcetti’s term as the mayor of Los Angeles: At least he has succeeded in taking New York down a peg by (good-naturedly) embarrassing the Big Apple’s mayor on national television. Poor Bill DeBlasio performed a miserable rendition of “I...

  • Election 2014: Elan Carr, a Republican Jew, and Ted Lieu, a Democrat, advance to round two

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 4, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    When the first round of voting in the race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman wrapped up on June 3, voters in the 33rd Congressional district had handed Elan Carr, a Republican Jewish gang prosecutor, a first place finish. But it’s State Sen. Ted Lieu, the Democratic nominee who finished...

  • L.A. mayor expects Sterling will put up long fight before selling Clippers

    May 5, 2014 | 11:12 am

    The Jewish mayor of Los Angeles predicted that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling will put up a “protracted fight” before he sells the team.

    Eric Garcetti told the CBS program “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he would continue to press Sterling, who also is Jewish, to sell the...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 30, 2014 | 11:34 am

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti emphasized during an April 23 lecture at the University of Southern California (USC) that he hopes the Jewish community will continue to play a role in bettering this city.

    “What is our destiny, and what is our purpose? I think, as Jews, it is to...

  • Does it matter if Jews are in politics?

    By Jared Sichel

    April 4, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    Yesterday evening, I observed a panel of three local Jewish politicos at University Synagogue in Brentwood, which was hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. On the panel were Los Angeles city councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Ana Guerrero, mayor Eric Garcetti's chief...

  • Not quite Chanukah, but L.A.’s Jewish mayor will attend menorah-lighting on Tuesday

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 25, 2013 | 7:43 pm

    If Chanukah starts at sundown on Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, why is Mayor Eric Garcetti, the first Jew to be elected to the city’s highest office in the history of Los Angeles, participating in a menorah-lighting ceremony around midday on Tuesday, Nov. 26?

    Call it a consequence...

  • Mayor Garcetti lands spot on ‘Forward 50’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 13, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has earned a place on The Jewish Daily Forward’s annual list of 50 Jewish newsmakers of 2013. 

    Released on Nov. 11, the Forward’s list is a collection of the Jews whose accomplishments in politics, culture, religion, education, activism and other...

  • A call for Iran sanctions at Port

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 13, 2013 | 2:38 pm

    Amid the international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, some national groups, as well as Los Angeles-based Jewish community organizations and other Iran human rights activists, have launched a new campaign calling for Los Angeles city officials to bar from the Port of Los...

  • Will a new generation step up to civic leadership?

    November 12, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    At first glance, Jews might appear to be enjoying a renaissance of political influence in Los Angeles. Eric Garcetti is the first elected Jewish mayor and the two other citywide elected officials — City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Controller Ron Galperin — are Jewish, too. So are...

  • Moving and Shaking: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti visits Wilshire Boulevard Temple and AFMDA gala

    By Ryan Torok

    October 9, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    From left: Community leaders, philanthropists and clergy, including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Erika Glazer, Archbishop Jose Gomez, Rabbi Elissa Ben-Naim and Senior Rabbi Steven Leder attended Wilshire Boulevard Temple's rededication ceremony last month. Photo by Silvia...

  • Poll: What DWP can learn from LAPD

    By Raphael Sonenshein

    October 9, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    A new Pat Brown Institute/Cal State Los Angeles poll of 501 registered voters in L.A. asked for opinions on two important city departments: the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Department of Water and Power (DWP). 

    For decades, the LAPD has been a critical factor in...

  • Holocaust Museum adds Spanish audio guide

    By Jared Sichel

    September 12, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) announced Aug. 30 that it now offers a comprehensive Spanish-language audio guide covering 15 hours of historical material on display in America’s oldest Holocaust museum.

    Funded by a $15,000 grant from the city and supported by...

  • Buy a sign, build a sukkah

    September 4, 2013 | 11:21 am

    Four Jewish institutions have teamed up to build a sukkah composed entirely of homeless signs. They are asking the public to purchase and donate the signs in time for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

    New Community Jewish High School, Milken Community High School, Valley Beth Shalom...

  • Mayor Garcetti calls on fellow Jews to help

    August 6, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Mayor Eric Garcetti said his close ties to the Jewish community will not only enable him to respond better to communal concerns, but also spur him to draw on the community for its help in addressing some of the city’s pressing needs.

    The new mayor spoke to about 150 invited...

  • Ron Galperin backs Big Data to improve City Hall

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 24, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Controller Ron Galperin is City Hall’s new numbers guy, hoping to bring the era of Big Data to the creaking bureaucracy. His plan is to use computers to analyze huge amounts of information as is now done by police departments, baseball teams, other businesses and, infamously, the...

  • Eric Garcetti: L.A.‘s first (elected) Jewish mayor

    By Rob Eshman

    July 1, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    On May 22, 2013, the day after Los Angeles voters elected him mayor of Los Angeles, something astonishing happened to Eric Garcetti: He became Jewish. 

    No, he didn’t suddenly convert. Garcetti never hid the fact that he contained multitudes. His father, Gil Garcetti, is...

  • The role of L.A.’s Jewish electorate is changing

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 19, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    What do the recent city elections that saw Jews step into the three top citywide offices — mayor, city attorney and city controller — mean for the role of the Jewish community in Los Angeles?

    The remarkable political success of Jews in Los Angeles since the election in 1953 of...

  • Eretz Garcetti

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 29, 2013 | 4:01 pm

  • History matters: 
Garcetti and the history of Jewish politics

    May 29, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    With Eric Garcetti’s election on May 21, the mayors of the three largest cities in the United States — Michael Bloomberg in New York, Rahm Emanuel in Chicago and Garcetti in Los Angeles — are all Jews. This is a remarkable phenomenon, perhaps most of all because of how unremarked...

  • Eric Garcetti: Keep an eye out for seniors

    By Bill Boyarsky

    May 29, 2013 | 11:21 am

    The small turnout at the Los Angeles polls for the mayoral election on May 21 is cited as evidence that most Angelenos don’t care whether City Hall is open, closed or simply blown away. But two days after the election, I visited a Jewish Family Service (JFS) senior center on...

  • 2013 L.A. city elections mean new milestone in history of city Jewish voices

    May 23, 2013 | 5:06 pm

    In 2009, the Paul Koretz and Eric Garcetti were the sole Jewish voices in Los Angeles City Politics. As of 2013, there will not only will there be three Jewish Councilmembers in Paul Koretz, Bob Blumenfield and Mitch Englander, but the entire executive leadership of Los Angeles...

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