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  • Melding Together Snakes, Gangs and Torah

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    July 2, 2013 | 10:18 am

    I recently felt drawn to get involved in some community organizing work for an area of Central LA that has a very high population of gang members.  For the sake of developing awareness and increasing safety measures, I took up the opportunity of getting a guided walking tour by a...

  • Nazis and gangbangers

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 22, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    Jeffrey Weiss of the Dallas Morning News asks, “How is a rosary like a swastika?

    He attempts to answer his own question:

    Both are religious symbols that have been tainted by association with people from outside the original faith. The swastika has been used by many cultures but is...

  • Films: Teen gang members take a page from Anne Frank in ‘Freedom Writers’

    By Nick Street

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Freedom Writers" opens with a montage of scenes from Long Beach two years after the Los Angeles riots. Images of gang life and the neighborhoods where members stage their brutal rites float on a stream of hip-hop sound.

    Into this picture steps an eager but overdressed Erin Gruwell,...

  • Mayor Hahn Deserves Another Four Years

    By Carmen Warschaw

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    There is no doubt that Antonio Villaraigosa is flashy. But Los Angeles has enough movie stars. What our community and our city need is a mayor of accomplishment and whose values are in line with ours.

    We should especially appreciate Mayor James Hahn's efforts on behalf of the...