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  • Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti vows to cut water use by 20 percent over drought

    November 3, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    The mayor of Los Angeles aims to reduce local water use by 20 percent over the next three years to address a record drought through a mix of voluntary measures for residents and mandatory restrictions for city departments, the city said on Tuesday.

    Mayor Eric Garcetti, in an...

  • Did we just watch the last California gubernatorial debate—ever?

    September 9, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    Did we just watch the last California gubernatorial debate—ever?      

    Trick question. It appears very few of us bothered to watch last week’s debate between Gov. Jerry Brown and challenger Neel Kashkari. If this proves to be the last such debate—a real possibility since there...

  • California Reform Jews succeed in push to fund housing

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 2, 2014 | 4:18 pm

    In 2011, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law abolishing California’s community redevelopment agencies, he eliminated the primary sources of funding that had helped build affordable housing across the state. The 2014-15 state budget Brown signed on June 20 now establishes a new...

  • Israeli expertise, meet California’s needs

    July 2, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    We gathered in Silicon Valley this past March, all smiles and applause, to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gov. Jerry Brown sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation, Exchanges and Cooperation, or...

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  • Four rules of Israel engagement

    May 14, 2014 | 11:25 am

    This past March, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a strategic partnership agreement, they weren’t just aiming to facilitate collaboration between Israeli industries and Californian counterparts. They were strengthening the robust...

  • Netanyahu visits Silicon Valley, signs Israel-California pro-business pact

    March 6, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    Saying the future “belongs to those who innovate,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Gov. Jerry Brown in Silicon Valley this week to sign an agreement intended to boost high-tech cooperation between Israel and California.

    Both leaders said the greatest goal of the...

  • California governor seeks drought help from Israel’s Netanyahu

    March 5, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    California Governor Jerry Brown told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that he hoped Israeli water technology could help his state deal with a devastating drought.

    Netanyahu, on a visit to Silicon Valley, and Brown signed a memorandum of...

  • Jewish values at heart of immigration reform

    February 12, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Last May, an unusual delegation arrived at the State Capitol building in Sacramento: a contingent of some 50 Reform Jews, clergy and lay leaders, hailing from congregations across California. They had come to campaign for the Trust Act, a bill designed to limit deportations of...

  • A Night to Remember:  PEN Awards Dinner

    By Joy Bennett

    October 16, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Governor Jerry Brown Photo by Joy Bennett

    Monday night I went to one of the most exciting events this writer has ever covered.  It was the PEN Center USA’s Literary Awards Festival held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on October 14, 2013.  PEN Center USA’S...

  • Calif. bars state banks from funding Iran, terror groups

    August 27, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    California enacted a measure making it illegal for state-chartered financial institutions to be used, directly or indirectly, to funnel money to terrorist groups or the government of Iran.

    The law signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown provides oversight mechanisms to ensure that the...

  • Sterilization of California’s Women Inmates: It’s Time For Another Apology!

    By Maya Paley

    July 10, 2013 | 5:56 pm

    “Mark my words, some future Governor of this state will come before the citizens to apologize…Jerry Brown can save that future governor the whole ritual by acting now.”

    That is what Chris Hayes had to say on July 8th, when covering the report by Corey G. Johnson of the Center for...

  • Interfaith teens win award

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 29, 2013 | 4:26 pm

    Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change (MAJIC), a program that brings together Jewish and Muslim high school students for a yearlong fellowship, has been named the faith-based organization of the year by California Volunteers, the state office charged with encouraging Californians to...

  • Editorial Cartoon: Quicksand deficit

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 23, 2013 | 11:58 am

    For more cartoons from Steve Greenberg, visit jewishjournal.com/greenbergs_view.

  • Jews push for Prop. 30

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 11:28 am

    With recent polls showing that support has fallen below 50 percent for Proposition  30 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s temporary tax hike initiative that would help fund education across California — Jewish organizers working on behalf of the measure are working hard to convince Californians...

  • Shofars blasting, Bend the Arc urges yes on Prop. 30

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 17, 2012 | 5:04 pm

    Bend the Arc is urging Jewish voters in California to rally behind Proposition 30. 

    Gov. Jerry Brown’s measure, which will appear on the November ballot, would collect almost $6 billion in additional revenue to support education, public safety and other public services by...

  • CON PROP. 30: Is it crucial for higher education?

    October 11, 2012 | 11:18 am

    [Read the argument for Prop. 30 here]

    On Nov. 6, California taxpayers will once again be asked to bail out Sacramento. As the Orange County Register points out, years of fiscal mismanagement means these “will be the 12th, 13th and 14th times over the past decade that Californians...

  • PRO PROP. 30: Is it Crucial for Higher Education?

    October 11, 2012 | 11:11 am

    [Read the argument
    against Prop. 30 here]

    We’re worried. 

    That’s what we Jews do, of course. Often, for good reason. While we’re pleased to see California voters currently favor Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 initiative to restore a measure of fiscal stability to the...

  • Brown signs law targeting insurance industry ties with Iran

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 3, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill aimed at dissuading California-based insurance companies from making indirect investments in Iran. 

    The state’s insurance companies already are prohibited from making large direct investments in Iran; the new law aims to put further...

  • Can Democrats govern California?

    March 21, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    Facing the likelihood of conflicting tax initiatives on the November ballot, Gov. Jerry Brown last week reached agreement with the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) on a compromise, unified measure. While the CFT’s “millionaire’s tax” had polled well, the union agreed...

  • California strikes bids to ban circumcision

    October 3, 2011 | 9:37 am

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that prevents the state’s municipalities from banning male circumcision.

    Brown announced Sunday that he had signed the measure, which takes effect immediately.

    The state’s Legislature approved the bill early last month following attempts in...

  • The Berman v. Sherman race—so far

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    For those who want to catch up on the Jewish Journal’s coverage of the race between Reps. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) in California’s newly drawn 30th congressional district, here’s a roundup of the articles and entries we’ve...

  • Howard Berman Announces Five Endorsements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 31, 2011 | 9:48 am

    In a release emailed to the Jewish Journal this morning, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) has announced endorsements from five well-known California Democrats in his bid for reelection in the newly redrawn 30th congressional district in the West San Fernando Valley.

    Gov....

  • Jerry Brown apologizes for ‘Goebbels’ remark

    June 16, 2010 | 12:25 pm

    Jerry Brown has apologized for likening his opponent in the race for governor of California to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.

    Brown, a Democrat, a former governor and currently the state’s attorney general, last week told a journalist that Republican candidate Meg Whitman’s...

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