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  • Consultant in courage

    May 15, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    Larry Dubey had every right to give up.

    The active and outdoorsy Mar Vista resident suffered a catastrophic snowboarding accident at Mammoth Mountain four years ago. In an instant, he broke his neck and crushed his spinal cord, becoming paralyzed from the shoulders down. 

    Since...

  • Jewish Free Loan Association: Small-business help

    December 20, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    Dan Savell and his wife, Abby, knew exactly what they needed to take their percussion rental business to the next level. 

    After opening their store in 2005, the Santa Clarita couple received countless client requests for a specialized gong set typically used by orchestras. The...

  • A bed of roses

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 26, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    In person, Larry Miller, president of Sit ’n Sleep, is less “Crazy Eddie” (fast-talking,  exuberant salesman) and more “Uncle Larry” (the gregarious, warmhearted, favorite family relative). When I went to visit him in his executive offices in Gardena, next to his...

  • Jewish Vocational Service objects to employee union vote

    By Ryan Torok

    October 24, 2012 | 3:36 pm

    Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), a nonprofit that provides career counseling, workshops and job-related resources, is disputing the results of an Oct. 10 election that would unionize 91 of its employees who work with GAIN (Greater Avenues for Independence), a Los Angeles...

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  • Tackling the Job Search

    October 24, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    After some 40 years in the business world, Gordon Steen never thought his morning would start outdoors with hyenas, elephants and monkeys.

    But that was more than six years ago, before he had closed his 17-year-old shipping-and-packing business. While contemplating his next career...

  • Briefs: Winning essays, scholarships, tikkun olam, kosher winners, saving singers

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A $5,000 Essay Contest

    A citywide essay contest will offer students in first through 12th grade a chance to win prizes for themselves, their teachers and their schools, and see their winning work published in The Jewish Journal.

    The contest is being held in conjunction with American...

  • It’s all about Queen Esther, Life after the Nobel

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's All About Queen Esther

    Marry the king, save your people and be the queen. Such a deal! It's all in a day's work for Queen Esther -- and would be a pretty good deal for any woman, if she could get it. To celebrate Esther, a team of professional makeup artists gave a dozen lucky...

  • Finding Work in a Bear Market

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It was a rough transition for Debbie Murphy. She had just emerged from a difficult divorce after being trapped for two decades in an abusive marriage. Two years ago, she found herself on her own for the first time, unemployed and unequipped.

    "Even though I had a bachelor's degree and...

  • Career Opportunities

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 30, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Even though Elizabeth Arkin joined Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in September, she's still writing resumes and looking for work -- though not for herself.

    That's because, as vocational counselor of the rehabilitation program for Los Angeles proper -- the Westside, Hollywood, Beverly...