So, how will Los Angeles’ Jews fare under the proposed City Council District boundaries? The City Redistricting Commission Web site includes information about the ethnic composition of the current and proposed City Council districts based on voter registration lists. These maps,...
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The redistricting panel that redrew California’s political boundaries earlier this year was created by ballot initiative in an effort to ensure that voters choose their politicians and not the other way around. But as noted in an earlier entry on this blog, a recent ProPublica...
December 23, 2011 | 7:55 am
UPDATE: The ProPublica reporters behind this story have answered some of my questions as well as those from other readers. Read their full update here.
As a journalist working at a nonprofit news organization, I have a good deal of appreciation for what the reporters at ProPublica...
October 19, 2011 | 5:16 pm
The redistricting process going on at the state, county and city levels is a major signpost of changing power for Jews and Asian-Americans in the Southland. While nearly twice as many Asian-Americans as Jews live in the City and County of Los Angeles, Asian-Americans have had a much...
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For those who want to catch up on the Jewish Journal’s coverage of the race between Reps. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) in California’s newly drawn 30th congressional district, here’s a roundup of the articles and entries we’ve...
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A hearing to discuss political redistricting in the Baltimore area was rescheduled to accommodate Jewish Sabbath observers.
Twelve public meetings were scheduled throughout the state to allow input from residents into the congressional and legislative redistricting. The two meetings...
August 10, 2011 | 10:51 am
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, who govern the most populous county in America, are entering a critical debate over redistricting that pits Latino empowerment against the stability of district lines. The nature of the board’s majority is also at stake.
August 9, 2011 | 6:35 pm
The effort by three local Orthodox community leaders to convince California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission to include a bigger chunk of one of Los Angeles’ most densely packed Orthodox neighborhoods into an Assembly district that includes many other Orthodox...
August 5, 2011 | 1:00 pm
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Christian Hate Claims Jewish Roots
While Rob Eshman makes an important and necessary argument in his editorial, he misses a serious point (“Web of Evil,” July 29). Fundamentalist, right-wing Christian extremists can claim brotherhood with Zionist Jews because their perception...
August 2, 2011 | 11:20 am
Last night, I spoke with KCRW’s Warren Olney on “Which Way, L.A.?” about California’s citizen-led redistricting process.
The program included observations from journalists and consultants who have been watching the work of the Golden State’s new commission, which unveiled...
July 20, 2011 | 4:54 pm
New Congressional and State Assembly district maps released this week by California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission show that the panel is considering lines that divide two neighborhoods that are home to many of Los Angeles’ Orthodox Jewish residents.
In a working draft...
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Stanley Treitel, 66, is Orthodox, lives in Hancock Park and is one of the few Jewish Californians to have made a direct pitch to the state’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission on behalf of Jewish interests.
He went to Culver City’s City Hall on June 16 hoping to tell the...
June 10, 2011 | 6:02 pm
Two of the most influential Jewish congressmen in local and national politics may face each other in the 2012 elections, based on the initial draft of California’s new political map, released Friday by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.
The report released Friday...
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The political battles over redistricting caused a brief but nasty showdown between two prominent California Jewish politicians.
The conflict began earlier this month when a proposed redistricting plan, which has since been changed, moved as much as 60 percent of Rep. Brad Sherman's...
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