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  • Santa Monica Tries to Tread Lightly

    By Idan Ivri

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    How many trees does it take to absorb the emissions from your car's commute? How much land does it take to feed and raise the beef you eat for dinner? How much space on earth does your trash take up?

    The city of Santa Monica has taken up the task of answering those questions in...

  • Tull Lends a Hand to the Homeless

    By Gaby Wenig

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What is a homeless shelter? The definition really upsets Tanya Tull.

    "A shelter is a place to stay for the night," she says, raising her voice. "But a shelter is not the answer. Shelters are not going to solve the problem."

    Tull is referring to Los Angeles' high cost of housing and...

  • Political Journal

    By Idan Ivri

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Slashing Section 8

    Compassionate conservatism seems to have finally hit rock bottom. The Bush administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2005 includes a $1.66 billion cut from the Federal Section 8 housing assistance program. Section 8 provides housing vouchers to low-income...

  • Community Briefs

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Shefa Fund Assists South L.A.

    The Philadelphia-based Jewish charity Shefa Fund has started its first major West Coast philanthropic work this spring with the "Los Angeles TZEDEC Initiative," which supports low-income loans for homeowners in poor neighborhoods. The Jewish charity...

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  • Realty’s Fealty for Jewish Los Angeles

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish philanthropy in Los Angeles can be summed up in three words: "Location, location, location."

    "Real estate gives far more with respect to Jewish causes," said Mark Karlan, chairman of the Real Estate and Construction (REC) Division of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los...

  • Builder to Fashion a Lofty Downtown

    By Marc Ballon

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Mark Weinstein can barely contain his excitement. Standing on the roof of a historic downtown building in the heart of the Fashion District, the boyish-looking developer points to a group of surrounding structures, his voice rising with excitement.

    Where the untrained might see...

  • Here at Last ... A Decade Later

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It seemed like a good idea on paper: affordable housing for 300 Jewish senior citizens in the heart of Santa Monica.

    But the surrounding businesses didn't see it that way, and what resulted was a decade-long odyssey -- which included city and state intervention and a business-action...

  • Home Is Where the Shul Is

    By Anita Chabria

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Sari and Jason Ciment decided it was time to move their two children out of their Pico-Robertson duplex and into a single-family house, they had one major requirement: to stay in the modern Orthodox Jewish neighborhood that boasts three synagogues within walking distance, and...

  • East Ventura Bound

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    If you're looking to move into a new home in Los Angeles, good luck. Last month, the median sale price for an L.A. home jumped 10 percent to $213,000, setting an all-time record for L.A. County.

    But if you're looking to move into a new home in Oak Park, say your prayers. Finding a...

  • Not in My Back Yard

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Despite objections from some local homeowners, the city of Los Angeles' Planning and Land Use Committee this week unanimously approved a density bonus for a proposed senior housing development in Sherman Oaks. The issue is slated to go before the City Council on Oct. 21.

    Councilman...

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