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  • From Fairfax High to Manhattan Project

    By Bill Boyarsky

    August 28, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    When Frances Browner, then 21, announced she was joining the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, her mother and most of the rest of her family were appalled. They thought that this wasn’t something a Jewish girl should do.

    “She said I was trying to kill her,” Browner,...

  • Read this article, bubala!

    May 15, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Back in the 1970s, when I attended the freshly integrated Fairfax High School, black and Chicano gangs would spar in the lunch yard. I used to joke that we Jews should also form a gang. We’d hire a locksmith to break into stores, doctor the books and write ourselves a few checks....

  • Fairfax Legacy Gala a lion-sized success

    October 11, 2012 | 11:49 am

    When theater producers Pierson Blaetz and Whitney Weston established Friends of Fairfax to help Fairfax High School in 1998, they came up with the Melrose Trading Post, a flea market held every weekend in the high school’s parking lot. But the annual $200,000 from the Trading Post...

  • Alumni celebrate Fairfax High’s rich legacy

    October 3, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    Fairfax High School, whose history reflects the changing Jewish demographics of the Fairfax District, has evolved over the decades as a diverse place of learning, mirroring Los Angeles’ racial tensions and triumphs in the process. 

    On Oct. 6, Friends of Fairfax celebrates the...

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  • Antonio’s ‘touch,’ Fairfax grads, Beta Israel

    July 10, 2008 | 12:33 am

    'Touched'


    The Jewish Journal cover of June 27-July 3 is excellent from top to bottom. The contrast between darkness and the light of the Kotel; the mayor touching the wall and your lead-in title, "Touched"; the technique to put the paper's masthead on the picture, yet the part of...