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  • Mayor Villaraigosa helps complete new Torah scroll

    February 20, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    He has been to Shabbat dinner, lit the menorah and he broke matzah with friends at a Passover seder. This Valentine’s Day, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined a club that even many Jews don’t belong to — he helped complete a new Torah scroll.

    This particular scroll was...

  • 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...

  • On the scene as LAPD shuts down Occupy L.A. [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 30, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Early Monday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department officers evicted the Occupy L.A. protesters, who have been at Los Angeles City Hall since the beginning of October.

    The police made an estimated 200 arrests, as reported in a story by Journal reporter Jonah Lowenfeld.

    At...

  • A stroll through Occupy Los Angeles

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 27, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    This week, authorities in cities across the country began evicting the protesters that have gathered locally in support of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

    The Occupy Los Angeles protest, which has taken over the entire park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall, could be next:...

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  • Israeli consulate to move to new L.A. location

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 13, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    The Israeli flag that flew for three years in front of the office of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles was taken down on Sept. 8.

    According to the Israeli Consulate, the office is preparing to move to a new location in early 2012. The contract with the landlord that allowed the...

  • Class Notes: Mayor kicks off ‘Reading Rainbow,’ Ramah’s Ezra Program gets housing help

    By Julie G Fax

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mayor Kicks Off Reading Rainbow

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and City Councilmember Jose Huizar joined Jewish Federation President John Fishel at Roosevelt High School this week to kick off a new year of Koreh L.A., The Federation's literacy program that...

  • City Voice: The Mayor is cheating ... on L.A.

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Breaking the commandment against adultery shouldn't disqualify you for public office.

    Still, I don't think the adulterer should expect cheers from the Jewish community. This is especially true when the official is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has made his family and his life...

  • Big Sunday: One temple’s ‘Mitzvah Day’ goes city-wide and inclusive

    By Jane Ulman

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's dream:

    On one weekend a year -- known as Big Sunday -- 50,000 volunteers of all colors and creeds from neighborhoods throughout the region, all donning T- shirts preprinted with the Big Sunday logo, will fan out throughout Los Angeles and as...
  • Iranian-Americans celebrate Norooz, Persian New Year

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Persian New Year, also known as Norooz, was celebrated at Los Angeles City Hall on March 16 as members of Persian American Communities Inc. -- a nonprofit organization consisting of local Iranian American Jews and Muslims -- joined with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and members of...
  • The city branches into the Tu B’Shevat business to make L.A. naturally beautiful

    By Jane Ulman

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Kiwi didn't look good. The branches of the 2-year-old African tulip tree were spindly, its leaves sparse and brittle, ready to snap off.

    "I think Kiwi hasn't gotten enough water and rich soil to survive. Or maybe it's frozen from the cold," said Alana Billik, 9, as she and her...

  • Sderot Attack Interrupts Villaraigosa’s Call

    By Marc Ballon

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Thursday, July 6, at 9 a.m., Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a longtime supporter of Israel, was interrupted twice in attempts to place a call to Eli Moyal, mayor of the Israeli city of Sderot.

    Palestinian terrorists have been attacking the city almost daily with Kassam...

  • Political Journal

    By Idan Ivri

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Hotel Endgame

    Displaying incredible negotiating skills or amazing timing, mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa helped broker a deal hours after personally intervening in a labor dispute between hotel workers and the L.A. Hotel Employers' Council, which represents seven hotels. The labor...