A Jewish prisoner in San Quentin is demanding that California reclassify him from "white" to "non-white," giving a curious twist to America's long-shifting attitudes toward Jewish ethnicity and race.
In the FBI's dossier he is listed as Irving David Rubin, 56, a self-described conservative Republican, Air Force veteran, married for 21 years and the father of two children.
The Miramar Sheraton Hotel is one of the jewels of Santa Monica.It sits astride a full block on Ocean Avenue and looks west, over thePalisades and the blue Pacific. Inside, there are lush gardens, aluxurious swimming pool and tanned guests who look as if they areemblems of Southern California.
The hotel is where President Clinton has often stayed duringvisits to Los Angeles.
And the Miramar Sheraton is the only Santa Monica hotel that isunionized.