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  • Garcetti, Feuer, Galperin: A new era of Jewish leadership in L.A.?

    By Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Los Angeles chose Eric Garcetti as its first elected Jewish mayor, one of a number of political contests on Tuesday that reflected the city’s diversity, as well as its numerous variations of Jewishness. (In a historical footnote, one Bernard Cohn served as the appointed mayor of...

  • L.A. mayoral race: Turning back the clock

    April 10, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    The Los Angeles mayoralty race seems to have devolved into a contest to see which of the candidates can rack up more endorsements.

    Specifically, endorsements aimed at relevant constituencies that might be swayed by the endorser’s identity, reputation, or cache. From Magic Johnson...

  • Five candidates for L.A. mayor vie for your vote

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 13, 2013 | 5:48 am

    Los Angeles’ next mayor will oversee a city with thousands of miles of streets in need of repair. The mayor will inherit a budget with a $216 million shortfall and similar-sized gaps expected on into the future. The next mayor will almost certainly have to renegotiate public...

  • Emanuel Pleitez: From East L.A. to City Hall?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 8, 2013 | 3:49 pm

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.  See below for a video analysis.

    Before delivering an extended policy speech on Feb. 5 at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Emanuel Pleitez walked around a...

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  • Eric Garcetti: A new Jewish face for L.A.?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 7, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election.  See below for a video analysis.

    During a recent candidates’ forum at Sinai Temple, Los Angeles City Councilman and mayoral hopeful Eric Garcetti began his...

  • Jan Perry, “tough” mayoral candidate, faces challenging route

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 6, 2013 | 9:22 am

    This is one in a series of profiles of the five leading Los Angeles mayoral candidates running in the March 5 election. See below for a video analysis.

    Following a recent televised debate featuring the five top candidates running for mayor of Los Angeles, some campaign watchers...

  • L.A. mayoral candidates keep things friendly at Sinai Temple

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 29, 2013 | 11:18 pm

    If the candidates alone got to select the next mayor of Los Angeles, City Councilwoman Jan Perry would win the city’s top job in a landslide.

    Asked by Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, who moderated a forum with the five leading candidates at his synagogue in Westwood on Jan....

  • Candidates for L.A Mayor face off in debate at Beth Jacob

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 3, 2013 | 11:24 pm

    At a debate held on Thursday evening at Congregation Beth Jacob in Beverly Hills, five candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles may have been addressing a Jewish audience in an Orthodox synagogue, but the subjects they covered were anything but sacred.

    Questions about economic...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa joins Chabad to illuminate the City of Angels

    December 10, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined West Coast Chabad, city officials and community leaders on Friday to usher in the Festival of Lights by illuminating the historic Katowitz Menorah at LA City Hall.  The 27th annual ceremony at LA City Hall took place on the landmark Spring Street...

  • Jan Perry’s quest: Spirituality, pursuit of L.A.‘s well-being

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 25, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    I asked City Council member Jan Perry, a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, if she was on a spiritual quest when she converted to Judaism. “Right,” she replied. “Your question is a good way to put it.”

    Perry, whose conversation offers a mixture of the spiritual and...

  • Austin Beutner drops out of L.A. mayor’s race

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 8, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    Businessman Austin Beutner has announced that he is withdrawing from the race for mayor of Los Angeles in order to spend more time with his family.

    “Everything I have been successful at, I have busted my butt,” Beutner told the Daily News’s Rick Orlov. “I didn’t feel I could...

  • Garcetti declares candidacy for L.A. mayor; three Jews now in race (do I hear a fourth?)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 8, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti declared that he is running for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    The Times called Garcetti “the highest-profile Latino in the race,” since his father, former District Attorney Gil...

  • Mayor Jan?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 5, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry walked into my office at 5 pm yesterday and declared she’s running for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.

    I asked her if that was for print.

    She nodded. “It’s out there,” she said. “People know. I just haven’t made my announcement on...

  • No debate about it—California high school tournament takes place on Passover

    By Julie G Fax

    September 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The annual California high school debate tournament traditionally attracts more than 800 contestants to its weekend-long event, many of them Jewish and all of them students who have worked long and hard to prepare for the intense competition. Last May, when it was discovered that the...
  • Jan Perry Puts Down Roots

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    So whaddaya know? The election is over, we've got a new mayor, and no sign yet of the apocalypse the other candidates promised would befall this city, no matter who won. Newly minted 9th District Councilwoman Jan Perry knew it was a new day when, shortly after her own election, Jim...

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