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  • Jew vs. Jew in dispute over Chabad of North Hollywood expansion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 22, 2012 | 10:15 am

    How big is too big for a synagogue in a residential neighborhood?

    That’s the question at the heart of complaints by some neighbors, including some Jewish ones, about the new home for Chabad of North Hollywood, which is under construction on a corner of West Chandler Boulevard...

  • Election Results: One Jew out, one Jew in (UPDATE)

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 20, 2009 | 5:48 pm

    The score for the local Jewish candidates in Tuesday’s election was one loss and one apparent win.

    The apparent winner in the 5th council district for city councilman is veteran politician Paul Koretz, who held a 551-vote over David “Ty” Vahedi as of the latest count released...

  • 5th District Plays Big Role

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 11, 2009 | 9:09 pm

    The Los Angeles elections on March 3 turned out to be more interesting than most of us had expected, especially the role of the Fifth Council District.

    The Fifth, which is a mixture of Westside (think Fairfax) and Valley (think Encino) is also the “Jewish district.” In a city...

  • [VIDEO] Pro-Israel rally in Westwood - Jan. 11, 2009

    By Jay Firestone

    January 12, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    Video by Jay Firestone

    Huge numbers gathered together in Westwood outside the Federal Building on Sunday afternoon, January 11 to support Israel and the recent actions against Hamas.  Among the supporters were several Jewish organizations, elected officials and community members...

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  • Mayor: Building inspectors need better training, increased sensitivity -- and no more Yom Kippur showdowns

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2008 | 4:00 am

    One year after an emotional incident in which city building inspectors sought to halt Kol Nidrei services for Orthodox worshippers at a Hancock Park service, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has followed up with a report with recommendations designed to increase sensitivity and prevent...
  • Photo essay: Mayor Villaraigosa in Israel

    June 16, 2008 | 4:22 pm

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa inaugurated a state-of-the-art computer learning program in the besieged Israeli town of Sderot Friday, June 13.

    Leading a delegation of community leaders and politicians, Villaraigosa presented the computers to Sderot residents so that they...

  • LAPD seeks tips in identifying synagogue vandals, releases surveillance video

    By Amy Klein

    June 6, 2008 | 2:03 pm


    The video from LAPD


    Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the perpetrator of synagogue vandalism.

    On November 13, someone spraypainted a devil on the back wall of Congregation Beth Israel at 8056 Beverly Blvd. in the Fairfax district. The vandalism was captured...

  • Briefs: Weiss proposes city funds divestment; D.A. rejects marijuana raid case

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss Proposes City Funds Divestment

    If Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss has his way, Los Angeles soon will join a growing list of American communities divesting from companies that do business in Iran.

    "We are referring to it as a terror-free investment policy," said Weiss,...
  • Briefs: Spielberg to press Hu Jintao on Darfur; U of California vs. Shabbat; Weiss recall effort kicks off

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Spielberg Ready to Meet With Chinese President

    Steven Spielberg has notified Chinese President Hu Jintao that he is ready to meet with him in Beijing within the next 30 days to urge that China use its influence with the Sudanese government to halt the genocide in Darfur.

    The...
  • Schmoozing with the Shammes of Shanghai

    By Jack Weiss

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The shammes of Shanghai is an 87-year-old man named Wang Fa Liang. I often write for this paper when I return from overseas travel, but halfway through my recent trip to China with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, I was at a loss for a topic. And then I played hooky one morning in...
  • An Open Letter to Harvard’s Stephen Walt

    By Jack Weiss

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At an Aug. 28 Washington forum hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Stephen Walt of Harvard University's Kennedy Center and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago expanded on their paper "The Israel Lobby," first published as a faculty working research paper...
  • Weiss Support Strong Despite Challenge

    By Marc B. Haefele

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For most L.A. City Council members, the March municipal election is less a race than a stroll in the park. Mayor Jim Hahn faces four serious challengers, but just before the December filing deadline, it seemed that the only serious council race was in the Westside's 11th District,...

  • Lieberman, Easterbrook and Dearborn

    By Jack Weiss

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sound bites from last week:

    "I am Joseph, your brother." -- Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), speaking before the Arab-American Institute in Dearborn, Mich.

    "Disney's CEO, Michael Eisner, is Jewish; the chief of Miramax, Harvey Weinstein, is Jewish. Yes, there are plenty of Christian...

  • Courting the 5th District

    By Mike Levy

    May 24, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    Jews may provide the swing vote in next week's tight race for the City Council's 5th District between the well-known Tom Hayden and newcomer Jack Weiss.

    Comprising roughly one-third of likely voters in the district, Jewish voters are evenly split between the two candidates, a recent...

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