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  • Sabras and slap shots: North Americans bring hockey know-how to Israel

    August 18, 2014 | 11:21 am

    Drew Koike knew a bit about Israel: its capital, location, climate and biblical roots. But it never dawned on the 14-year-old Washingtonian that hockey existed in the country.

    That was until earlier this year, when the coach of his hometown hockey program invited Koike and two...

  • L.A. mayor and America’s decline

    By Dennis Prager

    June 24, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti told a jammed Staples Center that “there are two long-standing rules for politicians. … They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear....

  • When your mayor drops the f-bomb

    June 23, 2014 | 4:06 pm

    In using an expletive last week to tell a rally of hockey fans, “This is a big f--kin’ day,” did Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti cross a line?

    There are real data now to help answer such a question. Relatively recent technologies --  cable television, satellite radio, and social...

  • Halachic hockey:  A league of their own

    By Jared Sichel

    April 2, 2014 | 1:24 pm

    As a buzzer sounded one recent Sunday at the Los Angeles Kings Valley Ice Center in Panorama City, nearly a dozen children glided — or attempted to — toward the bench as another dozen stumbled onto the rink. They lodged their blades into the frozen surface and assembled at center...

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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 26, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Israeli archaeologists uncovered an ancient well in the Yizra'el Valley, in the northern Galilee region. The well dates back to the Neolithic period (about 8,500 years ago), and is believed to have been part of an ancient farming settlement. Several artifacts were found in the...

  • Grandson of Auschwitz survivor takes the ice for Germany

    February 10, 2012 | 10:36 am

    More than 65 years ago Kurt Kaufmann was liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp. This weekend his U.S.-born grandson, Evan Kaufmann, is taking the ice for the German national hockey team.

    After finishing a successful college hockey career at the University of Minnesota,...

  • Fan who fights the odds is LA King for a day

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    October 31, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    When the announcer introduced the players at the Los Angeles Kings season home opener at the Staples Center Oct. 18, 15-year-old Jared Tilliss was on the roster. Tilliss was chosen as the Kings Honorary Player of the Game, based on an essay he wrote describing his community service...

  • A Non-Date With My Canadian Non-Boyfriend

    By Ilana Angel

    July 28, 2011 | 2:57 am

    I had a date last night with tall, handsome, funny Canadian.  He also happens to be the boyfriend of my good girlfriend.  I adore my friend, and I love her boyfriend so much, she lent him out and we went on a date.  He is fabulous and we had a wonderful time.

    The back-story is about...

  • Ohio sports and my Marriage vows

    By Julia Bendis

    January 6, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Most people know, I am not a big sports fan.  Sure I like to watch an occasional basketball game, only because every TV in the house has been hijacked to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers get their asses handed to them, yet again, by every single team in the NBA.  But, that’s for later…...

  • Beverly Hills Peninsula Hotel gets Israeli flair

    By Tom Tugend

    November 19, 2008 | 6:20 pm

    Like many good-looking newcomers to Los Angeles, Offer -- with two F's -- Nissenbaum has a burning ambition.

    It's not to become a marquee idol, but rather, at age 50, to play goalie for one of the city's amateur hockey teams.

    That is, if he can break loose from his day (and...

  • Bulldog on the Ice

    By Ari Morguelan

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Ethan Lee Fougner, a 7-year-old hockey player from Valencia, is our May Athlete of the Month.

    The call of the ice was so strong for Fougner that his mother, Lori, went into labor while attending a Los Angeles Kings third-round playoff game in May 1993.

    Fougner first took group hockey...

  • The Jewish King

    By Adam Wills

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the heat of a 1991 match, a player for the Buffalo Sabers called then-Canadiens defenseman Mathieu Schneider a "Jew boy." It was the first and only time Schneider had ever experienced anything remotely anti-Semitic in the NHL.

    The comment -- an attempt to tap into Schneider's...

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