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  • Chabad bombing suspect pleads ‘not guilty’

    By Ryan Torok

    May 23, 2011 | 3:45 pm

    Ron Hirsch, a transient accused of setting off an explosive device outside of a Chabad in Santa Monica last April, pleaded not guilty to four felony charges in a downtown Los Angeles federal court on May 23. A trial has been set for June 28.

    Charges against Hirsch include use of an...

  • Chabad Explosion Suspect Brought Back to California

    By Ryan Torok

    April 23, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    Ron Hirsch, the 60-year-old suspect in an explosion earlier this month outside of a Chabad in Santa Monica, was returned to California on Friday. He appeared in a Riverside federal court to face a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, which carries a maximum five-year...

  • Chabad explosion suspect waives rights in court; expected to be returned to L.A. soon

    By Ryan Torok

    April 13, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    Ron Hirsch, the suspect behind the explosion at a Chabad in Santa Monica, waived his rights to preliminary, identity and detention hearings during a court appearance today in Cleveland, reserving his right to have them in California.

    The judge ordered that Hirsch be sent back to...

  • Santa Monica Chabad suspect charged for fleeing police

    By Ryan Torok

    April 12, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    [UPDATED at 10 p.m.]
    Ron Hirsch, who is suspected of setting off an explosion outside a Chabad, was taken into federal custody today.

    Hirsch has been charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office with “various explosive-related offenses, including ‘explosion with...

  • [UPDATE] Chabad rabbi discusses explosion suspect + video footage from explosion site

    By Ryan Torok

    April 7, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    For the complete story on the explosion near the Chabad of Santa Monica, click here.

    [UPDATE] On Saturday, April 9:

    Thursday, April 7:

  • Explosion near Chabad of Santa Monica may have been a bomb [UPDATE]

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 7, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    [UPDATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 8 -- 4:30 p.m.] Explosion Near Chabad Santa Monica may have been malicious

    [UPDATE: 12:07 p.m.] Chabad’s Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, in a release to The Journal, confirmed that Chabad of Santa Monica was not targeted in this morning's incident. "The S....
  • Follies

    By Rob Eshman

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the solar system of Jewish life, Irv Rubin is Pluto.

    The man accused of conspiring to plant a pipe bomb at a mosque and at the office of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-48) has long operated at the distant edges of greater Los Angeles' Jewish population that numbers some 600,000.

    If you...

  • Power, Politics And People

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

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    The Cities Aren't Safe

    During his bizarre, self-incriminating appearance on the witness stand at the close of his...