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  • Surf, suits and sailing — Jews making waves on the waterfront

    June 11, 2014 | 9:53 am

    As the summer heats up and we head for the beach to tan, swim or just cool off, we might ask: Has the Pacific coastline always been such a splashy draw for Los Angeles Jews?

    In Venice, Jews have worshipped at Mishkon Tephilo since its formal founding in 1918, and on Ocean Front...

  • Actress Bonnie Franklin dies of pancreatic cancer at 69

    March 6, 2013 | 12:37 am

    Actress and humanitarian Bonnie Franklin, died at her home on March 1 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69.

    Best known for her role as Ann Romano on the long-running hit CBS series “One Day at a Time,” Franklin helped define the role of single working mothers...

  • Jew at the ‘Bu

    By Mike Levy

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In June 1956, Kathy Kohner, a Jewish girl from Brentwood, began tagging along with some of the neighborhood boys driving out to Malibu. The new sport of surfing intrigued her, and she convinced the boys to teach her. Because she was young, slight and a girl, the surfers took to...

  • The Real Gidget

    By Mike Levy

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In June 1956, a Jewish 15-year-old girl named Kathy Kohner began tagging along with some of the neighborhood boys and driving out from her Brentwood home to the beach in Malibu. The sport of surfing intrigued her, and she convinced the boys to teach her. Because she was young, slight...

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