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  • Moving and Shaking: Inaugural LAPD-Jewish community forum; ADL elects regional board chair

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Operations-Valley Bureau hosted the first-ever Jewish Community Forum on June 18 as part of an ongoing series of dialogues between the department and minority communities.

    More than 100 city...

  • ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

    April 18, 2014 | 2:03 pm

    A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly raping him as a teenager said on Thursday that his claims of sexual abuse went unheeded by authorities.

    Michael Egan, 31, who was an...

  • LAPD scopes out Israeli drones, ‘Big Data’ solutions

    By Simone Wilson

    February 13, 2014 | 10:18 am

    For the first nine days of February, eight of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.

    “They complained because it was like in the army — they went from place to place to place, and they needed some...

  • LAPD scopes out Israeli drones, ‘big data’ solutions

    By Simone Wilson

    February 11, 2014 | 5:07 pm

    For the first nine days of February, eight of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.

    “They complained because it was like in the army — they went from place to place to place, and they needed some...

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  • From the IDF to the LAPD

    February 5, 2014 | 3:38 pm

    One night, while on bike patrol in Mission Hills, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Lisa Herman and her partner were trying to stop a man suspected of drug-related activity from loitering in the street.

    “He’s just standing there refusing to leave, and then my partner...

  • Jewish UCLA alum in critical condition after hit-and-run

    By Jared Sichel

    December 30, 2013 | 5:29 pm

    [UPDATE: UCLA alum dies, hit-and-run driver still at large]

    Law enforcement officials are still searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck David Pregerson, 23, and left him on the side of Chautauqua Boulevard in Pacific Palisades in the early hours of Dec. 27.

    Lt. Andrew...

  • Sandy Hook anniversary prompts Jewish institutions to review security

    By Jared Sichel

    December 13, 2013 | 11:33 am

    On Dec. 14, 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with a semi-automatic rifle and two semi-automatic handguns, he easily broke through the school security system.

    Cameras dotted the school’s perimeter and the school even had a “sally port” system,...

  • TSA agent killed, 6 hurt in Los Angeles airport shooting

    November 1, 2013 | 11:01 am

    A gunman opened fire with an assault rifle in a terminal of Los Angeles International airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Agent and injuring at least six other people before he was shot and captured, authorities said.

    The incident prompted scenes of chaos at the...

  • Poll: What DWP can learn from LAPD

    By Raphael Sonenshein

    October 9, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    A new Pat Brown Institute/Cal State Los Angeles poll of 501 registered voters in L.A. asked for opinions on two important city departments: the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Department of Water and Power (DWP). 

    For decades, the LAPD has been a critical factor in...

  • Encino man killed in his home

    By Ryan Torok

    September 20, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    Encino resident Harvey Cohen, 80, was shot and killed in his home early on Sept. 19.

    As of Sept. 20, no suspects have been named in the shooting, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division is investigating the incident.

    “They...

  • San Fernando Valley home vandalized with neo-Nazi graffiti

    By Ryan Torok

    June 27, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    Last Sunday, a Jewish home in the San Fernando Valley was vandalized with neo-Nazi graffiti, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    “It’s being investigated as a vandalism case,” said LAPD West Valley Detective Jordane.

    ...
  • Turning teens into police officers

    By Ryan Torok

    May 1, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    Roberta Weintraub, a 77-year-old political activist and former president of the L.A. Unified School District Board of Education, has always had a soft spot for the men and women in blue.

    “It’s a most wonderful career for young people today,” she said of entering the police force....

  • L.A.’s top cop debates gun laws

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 6, 2013 | 5:36 am

    In the ongoing debate over proposed laws aimed at reducing gun violence, the main decision-makers work in Washington, D.C. In cities and state capitols across the country, legislators, advocates and lobbyists push for new limits on gun ownership or advocate for a broad...

  • Developing: LAPD pursuit of burglary suspects led to brief lockdown at Milken School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 5, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Los Angeles Police Department officers pursuing burglary suspects in the Sepulveda Pass on March 5 led the Milken Community High School to briefly lock down its campus on Tuesday afternoon.

    The three burglary suspects, who were reportedly spotted by a neighbor in Woodland Hills...

  • Christopher Dorner in Good Spirits at Local Motel

    By Andrew Dugan

    February 12, 2013 | 9:46 pm

    LOS ANGELES. Citing undisclosed sources close to him, fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, who has led the L.A.P.D. on a multi-day manhunt over and beyond the Greater Los Angeles region, confirmed late Tuesday night that, in fact, he feels “fit as a fiddle,” adding, “but—you know—a...

  • Missing Israeli found in North Hollywood

    By Ryan Torok

    January 23, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Syril Zimand, a 28-year-old Israeli thought to be missing by his father, turned up in North Hollywood on Jan. 20,  approximately 25 days after the father, Henri Zimand, a philanthropist and entrepreneur who lives in Israel and Monaco, told the Jewish Journal and the Los Angeles...

  • Syril Zimand, aspiring Israeli filmmaker, missing in Hollywood [UPDATE]

    By Ryan Torok

    January 7, 2013 | 5:25 pm

    [UPDATE, Jan. 7:] According to Detective L. Saiza of the Los Angeles Police Department's missing-person unit, as of Jan. 7 Henri Zimand has not filed a missing-persons report with the LAPD about his son, Syril Zimand.  This despite the fact that Zimand has asked the LAPD, the...

  • Israeli missing in Los Angeles

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    [UPDATE: Syril Zimand, aspiring Israeli filmmaker, missing in Hollywood]

    The son of an Israeli businessman and philanthropist is believed by his father to be missing in Los Angeles.

    Henri Zimand posted on Facebook on Jan 2 that his son, Syril Zimand, 28, has not been heard from...

  • A shooting: Just like yesterday

    December 20, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    When I heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I shut my office door and wept.  And I couldn’t help but remember another day 13 years ago. 

    I was in a meeting.  My assistant interrupted and said that Sharon, my ex-wife, needed me urgently.  Sharon was screaming:...

  • Arrest made following Wilshire Boulevard Temple bomb scare, vandalism

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 20, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    A naturalized citizen from South Korea was arraigned today on charges related to the numerous bomb threats made Dec. 18 against Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) in Koreatown and a police squad car parked adjacent to its campus, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Wan...

  • Man arrested in connection with Wilshire Boulevard Temple bomb threats

    December 20, 2012 | 9:57 am

    The man arrested in connection with fake bomb threats made against a Los Angeles synagogue was also charged with vandalizing it earlier this month.

    Several bomb threats against the Wilshire Boulevard Temple were called in to the Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday morning. One...

  • Schools amp up safety precautions following Sandy Hook tragedy

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 18, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    When Sarah Shulkind, head of school at Sinai Akiba Academy in Westwood, was a child in Winnetka, Ill., a woman walked into the elementary school four blocks from Shulkind’s house and opened fire, killing one student and injuring five, as well as a college student. Shulkind was...

  • Suspect in custody in bomb threat investigation, says Wilshire Blvd. Temple statement

    December 18, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    Statement to Wilshire Blvd. Temple congregants from Executive Director Howard Kaplan:

    We have an update on the bomb threat at the Temple’s Mid-Wilshire campus today.  The LAPD blew up the suspicious package left in a car adjacent to the Temple and determined it did NOT contain...

  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple target of bomb threats

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 18, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    UPDATE (DEC. 20): Man arrested in connection with L.A. synagogue bomb threats

    DEC. 18: Police responded to multiple bomb threats targeting the Koreatown home of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) and a police squad car parked adjacent to the campus on Dec. 18, disrupting life for...

  • Statement from Wilshire Blvd. Temple on bomb threat

    December 18, 2012 | 12:55 pm

    [NEWS UPDATES HERE]


    Early this morning, we received a bomb threat specific to the Temple campus in the Mid-Wilshire district. Our immediate action was to close the facility and make sure all of our families and staff who attend school and work there were informed of the closure,...

  • BREAKING: LAPD investigating bomb threat near Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    By JewishJournal

    December 18, 2012 | 10:40 am

    [UPDATE: 5:00 pm] Suspect in custody in bomb threat investigation, says Wilshire Blvd. Temple statement.

    MORE ON THIS STORY: Wilshire Blvd. Temple target of bomb threats

    [UPDATE: 2:45 pm] "[The vehicle] was rendered safe. No device was found in or around the vehicle," said...

  • Clergy object to LAPD’s methods of clearing Occupy L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 7, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    The members of an interfaith group of clergy who ministered to Occupy Los Angeles protesters throughout the two-month occupation of the lawn around Los Angeles City Hall are objecting to what they call a distressing “level of violence and brutality” used by the 1,400 Los Angeles...

  • Interfaith leaders condemn LAPD tactics in shutting down Occupy L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    An interfaith group of clergy who ministered to Occupy Los Angeles protesters throughout the two-month occupation are objecting to the “overwhelming force” used by the Los Angeles Police Department when 1,400 officers cleared the encampment from City Hall Park in the early...

  • Occupy L.A. ends

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 7:08 am

    Occupy Los Angeles was cleared by Los Angeles Police Department officers early Wednesday morning, bringing to an end what had been the most prominent and longest-standing of the Occupy encampments still in continuous operation.

    Hundreds of LAPD officers in riot gear swarmed into...

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