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  • Burbank Police Kill Israeli Man

    By Julie G Fax

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Stunned friends and family members are trying to make sense of the death of Assaf Deri, a 25-year-old Israeli who was shot and killed by Burbank police officers on June 25.

    Friends say the sparse details in the police report do not fit the picture of the man they knew.

    "He never had...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Pardons Not Recommended for Police

    No pardons should be given to police officers involved in quelling Israeli Arab riots in October 2000, Israeli officials said. Both Israeli President Moshe Katsav and Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein said the next step in examining the...

  • Top Cops Patrol Israel Beat

    By Mike Levy

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "I went with police one night on patrol on Ben Yehuda Street," recalled Irvine Police Chief Michael Berkow. "There was a rock concert that night, about 20,000 people on the street, probably 80 percent 13, 14, 15, 16 years old, the rest parents with toddlers.

    "We had all heard their...

  • Hahn’s Most Important Choice

    By Joel Kotkin

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Hahn administration, whose tenure has been marked by an often unnecessarily divisive campaign against secession, now faces a far more important decision: the choice of a new police chief. Nothing the mayor and his advisers do in the next three years will be more important to both...

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  • LAPD Preps for Sept. 11

    By Phil Shuman

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The big new Ford Excursion sat baking in the hot afternoon sun. A closer look at this massive vehicle was chilling. Gun ports cut into the thick bullet-resistant glass windows. Armor-reinforced doors so heavy you needed two hands to close them. Rear seats removed to make room for...

  • Illuminating ‘Moonlight Mile’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Brad Silberling heard the terrible news from a police detective the morning of July 18, 1989. His 21-year-old girlfriend, actress Rebecca Schaeffer (TV's "My Sister Sam") had been shot dead by a stalker in the foyer of her Sweetzer Avenue apartment building.

    On many a Yom Kippur...

  • High Security Holidays

    By Mike Levy

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Last Sunday, a bomb squad van, police cars and fire trucks rushed to Temple Beth Torah in Culver City.

    Last Yom Kippur, a car crashed into a small synagogue on Pico Boulevard, and off-duty police officers immediately evacuated the nearby B'nai David-Judea.

    While both incidences...

  • Charismatic Rabbi Faces Charges

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Ozair is, by many accounts, charming, charismatic and an excellent teacher.

    He is also in jail.

    The once-popular instructor at schools like Shalhevet High School on Fairfax Avenue and Sinai Akiba Academy on Wilshire Boulevard, who was an active participant in the Happy Minyan...

  • Rabbis to the Rescue

    By Tom Tugend

    August 22, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    "It's a little bit unnerving for an Orthodox Jewish boy from Brooklyn," says Rabbi Chaim Kolodny, after he found himself an instant media celebrity for tracking down a suspected serial rapist.

    "Every local TV and radio station and newspapers from as far away as New York must have...

  • Community Briefs

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Daniel Pearl Laid to Rest

    Family and close friends buried slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl Sunday morning and vowed that his example would continue to inspire "millions of friends and strangers touched by his life and death."

    Pearl, 38, was kidnapped and killed...

  • Taking It to the Streets

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For years, an empty lot in Van Nuys was gathering garbage, used appliances, old furniture and was a "home" for the homeless and their shopping carts. Distraught neighbors were constantly calling the police and city officials, but to no avail. As the years passed, the problem grew...

  • Send in the Committees

    By Mike Levy

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As former Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks gears up for a City Council race, the campaign for his old job went into high gear last week with 47 candidates vying for the post.

    Ethnic and community politics have added a level of complexity to the already difficult job of...

  • Camp Counselor Accused of Molestation

    By Julie G Fax

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A 35-year-old counselor at an Orthodox day camp was arrested last Sunday after two preschool boys told their parents that the counselor had sexually abused them.

    David Schwartz, a counselor at Camp Ruach in Culver City, has been charged with six felony counts of lewd and lascivious...

  • Rabbis on Duty

    By Tom Tugend

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The July 4 attack at the El Al check-in counter, in which a gunman killed two people, occurred at 11:32 a.m., and within an hour, two Los Angeles rabbis, who double as police chaplains, were on the scene to comfort airline passengers and crew.

    Rabbi Dan Shevitz of Temple Mishkon...

  • Cycle of Bloodshed

    By Larry Derfner

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There is a new rhythm to the terror attacks against Israelis: They are coming in one-two punches, leaving the country staggering.

    On Saturday, March 2, a suicide bomber killed 11 people in Jerusalem, and the following morning, a Palestinian sniper killed 10 soldiers and settlers at...

  • Levy Missing

    By Aleza Goldsmith

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Every morning as Rabbi Samuel Graudenz prays, he asks for the safe return of Chandra Ann Levy.

    "I can only pray, though the signs are not good, that God will find her alive and well," said the 85-year-old rabbi emeritus of Modesto's Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom, where Levy's...

  • Changes in Attitude

    By Eric Silver

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There were more police than customers in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market last Friday morning, when Jewish families would normally stock up for the weekend. Downtown, the strolling, shopping and coffee-bar crowds had deserted the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall for the fashionable German...

  • Precautionary Move

    By Tom Tugend

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles police officers have been visiting Jewish institutions, schools and synagogues to urge an extra measure of alertness while a high-profile trial is underway in the downtown federal courthouse.

    The defendant in the case is Ahmed Ressam, a 33-year-old Algerian accused of...

  • When Violence Hits Home

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish community in the West Valley and surrounding areas was rocked Feb. 5 by the murder of William and Bertha Lasky, former members of Temple Solael. The elderly couple died in their West Hills home from cuts and stab wounds, victims of an unknown intruder.

    According to...

  • Young Hero Sets Example

    By Melissa Minkin

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Nothing seemed unusual to sixth-grader Alexandra Coffey when she and nearly 300 classmates filed into the auditorium at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy last week. But then she spotted her parents. Next, she recognized a uniformed police officer. And before she knew it, she was called...

  • Roman Holiday

    By Ivor Davis

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    On Yom Kippur, my wife Sally and I went to shul just around the corner from the Vatican. It was a visit we will not soon forget. The imposing Comunita Ebraica di Roma Synagogue (the Great Synagogue of Rome) sits just off the Piazza del Firori close to the Tiber River and spitting...

  • Lock, Stock and Barrel

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Will downtown be safe? That's the question on the minds of the central city's many employees and business owners as the Democratic National Convention approaches. With the arrest July 31 of eight demonstrators outside the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the...

  • The Jewish Cop

    By David Evanier

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    3:45 a.m. I am walking down a very dark, silent alleyway in Oakwood, a two-square-mile, mostly low-income community in Venice, behind police officer Robert Eisenhart. A 16-year-old boy, a member of the Venice Shoreline Crips gang, has been shot in the shoulder and in the middle of...

  • Indicting Inappropriate Behavior

    By Helen Schary Motro

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sexual harassment hit the Israeli headlines with a jolt this week when police recommended that Transportation Minister Yitzhak Mordechai be charged with three counts of sexual assault.

    The recommendation that prosecutors hand down an indictment against Mordechai came a week after...

  • Uncovering Rampart

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    By now there is no need to recap all the details of the Rampart Division police scandal. The newspapers have been on top of it, albeit late in the day. We have read about corruption by some policemen; lying and cover-ups by police administrators; planting of evidence; and even the...
  • Orthodox Community Protests Police Shooting

    September 2, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Hundreds of strictly Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., this week to protest the fatal shooting by police officers of an emotionally disturbed member of the community.

    The shooting victim, Gary Busch, 31, was felled by a hail of bullets Aug. 30 after he attacked a...

  • David Kalish: A Caring Voice

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 19, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    After working a 24-hour shift on the day of the North Valley Jewish Community Center shootings, Cmdr. David Kalish, LAPD's spokesperson, arrived home at 2:30 a.m., exhausted.

    "When I responded to the scene, my responsibility was to disseminate information to the media," says Kalish,...

  • Violence Strikes Home

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Whether you live in Colorado, Georgia or California, one thing is certain about life in America today: The violence that seems to be forever happening somewhere else will eventually strike home. You might have thought the shootings and bombings and beatings were always, thankfully,...
  • Teddy Bear Patrol

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Every time a Los Angeles police officer or social worker goes to a home with court orders to remove a child who has been subjected to abuse or neglect, a teddy bear goes along. In the four years since the "Teddy Bear Patrol" began, 18,000 teddy bears have been given to children at a...
  • Berkeley Comes to Israel

    By Larry Derfner

    November 26, 1998 | 6:59 pm

    At the beginning of this week, dozens of Israeli university students entered the third week of their hunger strike. The country's 175,000 university students entered the second month of their strike from classes. Along the way students have been clubbed and even horsewhipped by...
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