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  • Dr. Gary K. Michelson: Inventor and life-saver

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 31, 2016 | 8:38 am

    When Dr. Gary K. Michelson was 7, he was sitting at the Formica table in his grandmother’s kitchen in Philadelphia when he smelled the odor of burning flesh. “She was at the stove, and I turned around, and she was just leaning her hand on a burner, and I could see flames coming up...

  • Arthur Stern, scientist, humanitarian, peace activist, dies at 87

    May 30, 2012 | 10:53 am

    The Los Angeles Jewish community lost one of its most distinctive and distinguished members on May 24. Arthur Stern, award-winning engineer, visionary leader, and beloved family member and friend, died at 87. In his professional life, Arthur was responsible for a stunning range of...

  • Arthur Stern, inventor, activist and philanthropist dies at 87

    By JewishJournal

    May 25, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Arthur Stern, inventor, activist and philanthropist,  died in his home in Los Angeles May 25, 2012 at 87.

    Arthur Stern was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1925. His life story combined Holocaust-era heroism, scientific excellence, pioneering technological innovation, passionate...

  • Tinkerer reinvents airplane passenger seats to prevent clots

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like Henry Ford, Arnold (Arnon) Jonas is a garage tinkerer, but the Israeli native is ready to confer an even greater boon on mankind than the gasoline-powered automobile -- to wit, a comfortable and healthful airplane seat.

    Working out of his garage in Orange County, the self-taught...

  • Fighter for Justice

    By Tom Tugend

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Arthur P. Stern's life is the stuff of young immigrant-makes-good legend. At 77, the white-thatched grandfather can look back on a brilliant engineering and business career, highlighted by path-breaking inventions and the plaudits of American and Israeli generals for his...