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  • Residents Say, “Yes, In My Back Yard” to Homeless Shelter

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    August 24, 2016 | 1:00 am

    Residents in Marin County are famous for their NIMBYism, with “NIMBY” standing for “Not In My Back Yard.” Yes, we’ll donate to Habitat for Humanity, yes, we want affordable housing, yes, we want public transportation and more parking, just don’t build any of it near where I live!

  • Not in my backyard

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    October 14, 2015 | 1:22 pm

    There’s a corner house not far from where we live where the owner, an older African-American woman named Lillian, was often outside gardening or watering in the early evening. She never failed to stop her yard work and say hello to us when we were out, encouraging our son with...

  • Richard Close: A lion’s roar in the valley

    By Aron Chilewich

    July 16, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Richard H. Close is one of the most powerful people in Los Angeles who most people don’t know. As a citizen advocate, he has spearheaded some of the most widely discussed and controversial local political movements in the past 40 years. 

    Close, 70, has a dry and grandfatherly...

  • Have the Courage to Stand Up For Others

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 10, 2013 | 11:11 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit at the computer this morning to write my weekly blog, I am unable to understand the swirl of thoughts that are going through my head. I am thinking about the women in Cleveland. I am thinking about a speaker we had at Beit T’Shuvah on Wednesday...