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  • Protesters rally against media coverage of Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    The offices of the Los Angeles Times were closed to the public Nov. 1, but that did not stop a group of about 40 demonstrators — many of them Jewish high-school students — from expressing their outrage at how the newspaper has been covering the recent wave of violence in Israel.

  • L.A. Times lets UCLA professor incriminate self again

    June 3, 2015 | 2:01 pm

    The Los Angeles Times has done it again, handing UCLA professor Saree Makdisi space on its commentary pages for another virtually fact-free, anti-Israel column. The third this year (and at least 10th in the Times since 2004), Makdisi’s “Wrongfully treating academic debates as...

  • The L.A. Times lets Saree Makdisi incriminate himself, again

    June 1, 2015 | 1:28 pm

    The Los Angeles Times has done it again, handing U.C.L.A. Prof. Saree Makdisi space on its commentary pages for another virtually fact-free, anti-Israel column. The third this year (and at least tenth in The Times since 2004), Makdisi’s “Wrongfully treating academic debates as...

  • President Obama vs. the LA Times on anti-Semitism

    May 27, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    The Obama White House and the opinion page of the Los Angeles Times are usually in sync—but not always.  Take for example the recent conflict between President Obama and Palestinocentric UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi on anti-Semitism and how to combat it.

    In a much-discussed...

  • L.A. Times Festival of Books is back for its 20th year

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    April 15, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    The publishing landscape has changed in ways that would not have been dreamed of back in 1996, when the Los Angeles Times invited readers and writers to gather for its first Festival of Books. But one thing remains the same — the Festival of Books is still going strong, still...

  • ‘City of Gold’ captures flavor of Los Angeles

    February 5, 2015 | 8:59 am

    If you live in Los Angeles and care about food, you already know Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times.

    You may have traced one of his pithy reviews to a mini-mall in the San Gabriel Valley for Sichuanese hand-torn noodles, or to an...

  • In a week of shacks, a missing L.A. woman found destitute in one

    October 13, 2014 | 4:59 pm

    While during Sukkot Los Angeles’ Jews were dwelling in their temporary shelters, a continent away, the story of Sarah Cheiker, an elderly victim of a con that took her Fairfax District home – was demonstrating just how fragile a home can be in the City of Angels.

    Cheiker, 91,...

  • Is the next big (Jewish) baseball star here in Los Angeles?

    By Jared Sichel

    September 3, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    As the baseball flared into short center field in the bottom of the 2nd inning at Dodger Stadium last night, most of the crowd stood up and gave the batter, Joc Pederson, now standing on 1st base, an excited, prolonged ovation. 

    Sitting a few rows behind home plate, my friends...

  • Interview with Pastor John Hagee, founder of ‘Christians United for Israel’

    August 18, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    Last month Christians United for Israel (CUFI) – the largest pro-Israel organization in America with nearly 1.8 million members (and 1.2 million Facebook followers – 15 times as many as AIPAC) – held its ninth annual Washington Summit, with 4,800 delegates from all 50 states....

  • L.A. mayor and America’s decline

    By Dennis Prager

    June 24, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti told a jammed Staples Center that “there are two long-standing rules for politicians. … They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear....

  • Jacob Segal: The matchmaker

    By Jared Sichel

    January 2, 2014 | 4:07 pm

    For a moment, it seemed like Jacob Segal was the interviewer.

    Walking into Delice Bakery on a recent Monday morning, the 67-year-old businessman was already there, sitting by the window facing Pico Boulevard, huddled over the Los Angeles Times.

    He stood up energetically, gave a...

  • Lee Baca’s challenge

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 21, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Leroy (Lee) Baca, the 71-year-old sheriff of Los Angeles County, is facing a rocky road to re-election in 2014. The Los Angeles Times has called on him to retire, as has L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina. A citizens’ commission on jail violence issued a blistering report on his...

  • Philanthropist donates $250,000 to Mount Zion cemetery repair

    May 31, 2013 | 3:18 pm

    Shlomo Rechnitz, a Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist, has donated $250,000 to restore the badly vandalized Mount Zion Cemetery in East Los Angeles. In addition, two other donors, real estate developer Izek Shomof and businessman Adi McAbian, each donated $25,000, and...

  • A shandah at Mount Zion

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    May 15, 2013 | 11:39 am

    After the Los Angeles Times recently published a piece by Hector Becerra on the deplorable conditions of the Mount Zion Cemetery in East Los Angeles (the subject of a Jewish Journal investigation in the May 10, 2013, issue, as well), I joined with others in the Jewish community to...

  • The Islamophobia Myth

    April 23, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    This past week, three of Robin Abcarian's Perspective columns in the Los Angeles Times concerned the "new worries" of some American Muslims that the "torrent of post-9/11 harassment and hysteria will be repeated." Abcarian started writing about these "worries" even before the...

  • Berman snags newspaper endorsements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 8, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    With California’s congressional primary election scheduled to take place on June 5, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) has won endorsements from the editorial boards of the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News.

    As a result of redistricting, Berman, who has represented...

  • Sexual abuse charges against a Hamilton High School teacher could lead to a swift dismissal

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 3, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    A popular music teacher at Hamilton High School is facing multiple allegations of sexual abuse.

    For 17 years, Vance Miller taught in the magnet music academy at the public high school, which is located near the Pico-Robertson neighborhood and attracts many Jewish students. Miller,...

  • Highway construction downs L.A. eruv

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 3, 2011 | 11:50 am

    The Los Angeles Community Eruv, the boundary that enables observant Jews to carry objects in public spaces on Shabbat, was not in operation last Shabbat, Oct. 28-29, and might not be up by sundown on Friday, Nov. 4, according to an email circulated on the eruv’s listserv.


  • L.A. Times apologizes for calling Ben Hur a Palestinian

    September 28, 2011 | 11:49 am

    The Los Angeles Times corrected an item about an anniversary release of a “Ben Hur” DVD that called the title character a Palestinian.

    The correction came following complaints from readers and the staff of CAMERA: Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America of a...

  • Realize Your Dreams! (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 24, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Join us in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:00pm, for a travel evening to inspire you to “Realize Your Travel Dreams!” 

    This event is designed to give you the opportunity to MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and...

  • Opinion: The big picture

    By Rob Eshman

    September 21, 2011 | 6:25 pm

    Patrick Goldstein writes “The Big Picture,” a column for the Los Angeles Times.

    A few years ago, after a mutual friend introduced us, Goldstein proceeded to tell me that he reads The Jewish Journal every week. He discovered it at Fromin’s Delicatessen in Santa Monica, one of...

  • Saree Makdisi Dumbs Down Apartheid

    By Rob Eshman

    June 13, 2010 | 9:05 am

    The rule of thumb for opinion pieces in The Jewish Journal is that writers are entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts.  That standard doesn’t seem to be in place over at The Los Angeles Times.  In today’s Times opinion section, UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi mounts...

  • That’s William Lobdell in the corner

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 26, 2009 | 6:47 pm

    The former LA Times reporter’s memoir, “Losing My Religion,” was published yesterday. It’s an expansion of the 2007 Column One William Lobdell wrote about losing his faith on the religion beat. It’s not a malady I share, but it’s a book I plan to read.

    So far his memoir is selling...

  • Can a pastor get some peace? LA Times reports on Warren’s Christmas Eve sermon

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 30, 2008 | 4:07 pm

    So it’s come to this for the Rev. Rick Warren, and the once exceptional Los Angeles Times: Southern California’s waning news leader, which today devoted two inches to the butchering of 189 Congo villagers, assigned not one but two reporters to find out what Warren was going to preach...

  • All’s well that ends Zell

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 11, 2008 | 2:00 am

    Los Angeles Times owner Sam Zell didn't file for bankruptcy because the newspaper business is being battered by the recession or by online competition. He went into Chapter 11 because of the irresponsible and boneheaded deal he made to take over Tribune Co. in the first place....
  • Q&A with Joel Stein: The Los Angeles Times is ‘not a happy place’

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 7, 2008 | 3:15 am

    Joel Stein, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed columnist and former writer for Time magazine, will appear Sunday at the Celebration of Jewish Books at American Jewish University. He talks here about his aversion to the Bible, misogynistic tendencies and how a phone call with Monica Lewinsky...
  • L.A. Times protest - I was there

    By Jay Firestone

    October 30, 2008 | 8:18 pm

    This morning I went to shoot a protest outside the Los Angeles Times in downtown L.A.  Enraged McCain supporters picketed the publication for withholding the release of a video tape showing Barack Obama at an event honoring harsh critic of Israel, Rashid Khalidi. 

    It wasn’t a...

  • Video from the L.A. Times Obama-Khalidi protest

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 30, 2008 | 7:02 pm

    As promised, VideoJew Jay Firestone brought footage back from the protest outside the Los Angeles Times. (Quick refresher: McCain and some supporters are accusing the newspaper of protecting Barack Obama by refusing to release a video of Obama at a 2003 farewell celebration for...

  • Protesters storm LA Times, demand Obama-Khalidi tape

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 30, 2008 | 2:58 pm

    We’re now on Day 3 of Obama-Khalidi video watch at The God Blog.

    Tuesday McCain joined the conservative bloggers and pundits demanding the Los Angeles Times release a video of Barack Obama at a 2003 farewell dinner for scholar Rashid Khalidi, an outspoken critic of Israel. Yesterday...

  • McCain campaign to L.A. Times: Release Obama-Khalidi tape [VIDEO]

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 30, 2008 | 12:11 am

    John McCain and his vice presidential running mate continued Wednesday to accuse the Los Angeles Times of protecting Barack Obama by not releasing the video of 2003 celebration Obama attended for a Palestinian-American scholar and critic of Israel. The newspaper has refused to make...
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