"The Negev and the Galilee comprise 70 percent of the area of the State of Israel with 30 percent of its populace, but they guarantee 100 percent of the future of the state," said Ron Pelmer, the director of Or National Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that helps to develop...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia, dead at 79
Court denies Susan Koret’s request, won’t force Stanford to produce documents on Ted Taube
Don’t silence the voices of Orthodox women
And the Oscar for the best popcorn ever goes to…
Israel says has mended fences with EU in Netanyahu-Mogherini call
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
At a time when Jewish Community Centers in the West frequently struggle to survive in prosperous communities with lots of Jews, the small Russian port city of Arkhangelsk near the Arctic Circle is on the verge of getting a brand-new JCC. A local businessman had pledged to build and...
September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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Near railroad tracks and industrial buildings, Santa Ana's East Adams Street is a modest neighborhood of stucco homes and spare yards distressed by late summer's heat. From within a fenced lot, the discordant timpani of hammering disturb the quiet a block away.
Armed with hammers,...
August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pmDespite 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.