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  • Mending kids in need

    August 14, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    There was a 3 percent chance that the mole on 16-year-old Jacob Rubio’s forehead, which he had had since birth, might turn cancerous. When his mother, Juliann Castillo, noticed some lumps in it, she grew worried and requested a surgery to have it removed.

    But Medi-Cal considered...

  • Israeli rescue team leaves for Ghana

    November 8, 2012 | 9:52 am

    A team of Israeli military experts left for Ghana in the wake of the collapse of a four-story shopping mall in the country's capital.

    The delegation includes rescue engineers, medical personnel, and communication experts as well equipment specifically designed to rescue people...

  • The happy mystery that is Ghana

    October 31, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    In the village of Anloga, Ghana, where I stayed for three weeks this summer, when someone dies people gather in the streets and they dance.  Some wear red and black, considered mourning colors, and along with dancing they sing, and they eat.  Some of the funeral festivities last...

  • By Alex Dobuzinskis, Contributing Writer

    June 5, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    The dirt streets and makeshift shacks of Ghana may seem an unlikely place to learn to be a rabbi, but not for a group of students who recently visited the African country.

    Twenty-five rabbinical students, including a few from American Jewish University (AJU), formerly the University...

  • Ghanaian Kicks It Up for Israel Fans

    By Lisa Hirschmann

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    World Cup viewers were confronted with more than one big surprise on Saturday when Ghana defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in what was perhaps the greatest upset of the tournament so far. The second shocker came when Ghanaian defender John Pantsil pulled an Israeli flag out of his sock...