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  • Teriton ‘landmark’ status upheld but residents still face eviction

    By Jane Ulman

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A contested Santa Monica apartment complex owned by a Jewish nonprofit, which had hoped to raze the property in favor of a synagogue and condos for Middle East refugees, has had its landmark status upheld.

    But Teriton residents are still facing eviction.

    The Santa Monica City...
  • Briefs: Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction; Chabad expands on West Coast

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction

    A survey of historic landmark buildings in Boyle Heights will start shortly, spurred in part by the mysterious demolition of a former Jewish Community Center last year.

    To prevent such thoughtless destruction...

  • Santa Monica apartment building at center of battle receives ‘landmark’ status

    By Jane Ulman

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Santa Monica Landmarks Commission, in opposition to an unambiguous recommendation by the city's Planning Division to deny landmark status to the contested Teriton apartment building at 130-142 San Vicente Blvd., voted unanimously in favor of designating the building a landmark....
  • Boyle Heights JCC

    By Tom Tugend

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Someone has demolished a part of Los Angeles Jewish history and at this point no one in the Jewish community or even the city's building department seems to know who did it and why.

    The architecturally significant Soto-Michigan Jewish Community Center, the focal point of Jewish...

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  • Zucky’s Counter Culture

    By Tom Tugend

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    There was weeping and gnashing of teeth when Zucky's Deli in Santa Monica, mecca of pastrami sandwich and borscht lovers far and wide, abruptly closed its doors on Feb. 16, 1993.

    "We were like family," one tearful waitress recalled in an old Los Angeles Times story. "We had...

  • Jews Note Role in Historic School Case

    By Matthew E. Berger

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Esther Swirk Brown wasn't the Brown for whom the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case desegregating schools is named -- but she is the Jewish woman who helped find Oliver Brown, no relation, to be the lead plaintiff in the historic case.

    As a young woman in Kansas, Esther Brown was...

  • Support Pledged on Marking Historic Ruling

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    May 17 will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed separate educational facilities as inherently unequal.

    Less well-known is Orange County's role in establishing that historic precedent. In 1947, a group of parents...

  • ‘California Eight’ Sue Italy’s Generali

    By Tom Tugend

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Suzanne Weiner-Zada was growing up in Hungary, her father, a wealthy lumber merchant, took out eight insurance policies with Assicurazioni Generali of Italy, one of the world's largest insurance companies, which operated extensively in the pre-World War II Jewish communities of...

  • ERA—Israeli Style

    By Naomi Segal

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Knesset has passed a landmark law granting equal rights to women in every sphere of Israeli life -- after the bill's sponsor gave up her committee seat to a male colleague.

    Along with granting women equality in the workplace, the military and in other spheres of society, the new...

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