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  • New restrictions on L.A. residential development

    By Aron Chilewich

    March 27, 2015 | 12:54 pm

    Los Angeles City Council has approved temporary restrictions on the alteration or development of homes in areas where residents have expressed frustration with home builders demolishing existing houses and replacing them with much larger structures that neighbors believe are at...

  • From the Freedom Rides to the L.A. City Council

    March 12, 2015 | 10:26 am

    When traveling by air, rail, or bus across country on business or pleasure, I always recall the summer of 1961, when the Freedom Rides made interstate travel the democratic activity we take for granted.

    Racial segregation on trains or in bus stations is unthinkable today. But I...

  • List set for March ballot on city council candidates

    December 15, 2014 | 10:36 am

    On Dec. 12, the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office finalized the list of candidates set to appear on the March 2015 ballot. In addition to seven City Council seats, Los Angeles voters will decide the fate of four seats on the Board of Education and four seats on the Community College...

  • Yaroslavsky, a ‘canny change agent’

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 25, 2014 | 10:00 am

    When we think of Jews involved in Los Angeles politics, we often divide them into two camps: liberal Democrats and Jewish Republicans. Liberal Democrats, as we picture them, are integrated into the broader progressive movements of Los Angeles. They are linked with multiethnic...

  • Zev Yaroslavsky won’t run for Congress

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 7, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will not make a bid for the seat currently held by retiring Congressman Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills).

    Yaroslavsky’s announcement, emailed to the Journal early Friday afternoon, brings to an end wide speculation over the past week...

  • Moving and Shaking: Ariel Sharon and Anne Samson honored

    By Ryan Torok

    January 16, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    From left: At Los Angeles City Hall, businessman and activist Joe Shooshani, L.A. councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Jerry Levey, Israel Consul General David Siegel, Councilmember Paul Koretz and Adam King gathered to commemorate the passing of Israeli leader Ariel Sharon. Photo...

  • Honoring Ed Edelman: A man of vision

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 6, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    During the 30 years Ed Edelman spent serving in public office — first as a member of Los Angeles City Council and then as a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors — he consistently fought on behalf of L.A.’s least fortunate residents. A staunch liberal, Edelman found...

  • L.A. City Council passes anti-BDS resolution

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 12, 2013 | 11:41 pm

    Los Angeles’s City Council unanimously approved a resolution on June 12 stating that the city would continue awarding city contracts without considering issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    The resolution, sponsored by Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mitchell Englander,...

  • Putting the brakes on runaway shopping carts

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 5, 2012 | 11:31 am

    On a recent Friday afternoon, Mariz Mosseri went shopping for groceries, as she does on most Fridays. She trolled the aisles of Elat Market and Glatt Mart, Pico-Robertson’s two largest kosher supermarkets, which sit side-by-side on Pico Boulevard. 

    Mosseri bought meat,...

  • Chabad of North Hollywood expansion moves toward reapproval [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 26, 2012 | 11:56 pm

    UPDATE: In a unanimous vote taken shortly after 12 noon on Wed., June 27, the Los Angeles City Council voted to adopt findings submitted that had been considered by the Planning and Land Use Management committee one day earlier, thereby clearing the way for Chabad of North Hollywood...

  • Jew vs. Jew in dispute over Chabad of North Hollywood expansion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 22, 2012 | 10:15 am

    How big is too big for a synagogue in a residential neighborhood?

    That’s the question at the heart of complaints by some neighbors, including some Jewish ones, about the new home for Chabad of North Hollywood, which is under construction on a corner of West Chandler Boulevard...

  • A Map Is a Mirror

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    No one said redistricting is fun. But this once-a-decade political ritual does provide a mirror to how much leverage a community has, or lacks.

    In the case of the proposed map for the Los Angeles City Council, this time the mirror says what many in our community are still reluctant...