Jewish Journal

Tag: Gray Davis

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Barbara Boxer and the democratization of California politics

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 21, 2015 | 3:37 pm

    In 1992, California voters elected two Jewish women to the U.S. Senate, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Shortly after New Year’s Day 2015, Boxer, 74, announced that she would not run for re-election, and there is some speculation that the now-81-year-old Feinstein may do the...

  • Budget Woes

    By Jill Stewart

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    One year ago, Gov. Gray Davis was calling for across-the-board cuts in every state department except the prisons, mass layoffs of workers and huge bites out of most programs for the disadvantaged.

    Davis' budget-slashing plan of January 2003 was ignored by the legislature and...

  • Recall Quandaries

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    How will California's Jews vote in the Gray Davis recall? Will this long-standing Democratic community stay with the incumbent, support a Democratic alternative or be drawn to Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger? What are the political orientations of California's Jews?

    The Jewish...

  • Your Letters

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Davis Recall

    Does Gov. Davis expect the 67 percent of the Jews that vote for the Democratic Party to become whores and support him for the $40.2 million donated to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Zimmer Museum and the Skirball Museum ("Davis Recall Fight Plays Jewish Card" July...

  • Davis Recall Fight Plays Jewish Card

    By Marc Ballon

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    With his political fortunes darkening and support for the recall growing, the beleaguered Gov. Gray Davis has turned to members of his disparate ethnic and religious coalition to save his job. In the past six weeks, prominent African American, Latino and gay and lesbian political...

  • Budget Worries

    By Mike Levy

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Gov. Gray Davis' proposed state budget for 2002-2003 has local Jewish organizations worried.

    With the state's approximately $12 billion deficit (in a proposed $98 billion budget) covered by program cuts, along with loans and spending deferrals, local agencies such as Jewish Family...

  • Paying Kids to Read

    By Jane Ulman

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Pay me to read? That would be awesome," my son Jeremy says.

    Not only is he perpetually in debt, but he was also faced with a formidable list of books to read before beginning sixth grade at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge on Sept. 5.

    "But it would be wrong," he...

  • Her Call to Duty

    By Tom Tugend

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Terri R. Smooke sat at a table at Starbucks on Beverly Drive catching up on her letter writing.

    "It's been so hectic the last few weeks, I've got to use every spare moment," she explained.

    Smooke's appointment calendar started overflowing a month ago, when she took a call from Sharon...