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  • Secession: Rolling the Dice With Public Safety

    By Jack Weiss

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Any experienced law-enforcement professional knows that coordination and communication make all the difference in a complex case or threat situation.

    During my final trial as a federal prosecutor, my co-counsel and I coordinated the efforts of five federal law-enforcement agencies...

  • UC Suspends Israel Program

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The University of California has suspended its junior year abroad program in Israel and is recalling its 27 remaining students there, though not all are heeding the call.

    Citing "dramatically escalating violence" in the region, UC made the recall official on Thursday, April 11 for...

  • Providing Save Haven

    By Sharon Boorstin

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nikki Tesfai greets me in her office at the African Community Resource Center (ACRC), the only refugee center in Los Angeles that aids people from African as well as European and Asian countries. It is also the only refugee center in the United States with a shelter for refugee women...

  • New Airline Safety Takes a Cue from El Al

    By Eric Silver

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    El Al, Israel's national carrier, is proud of its reputation as the world's safest airline, but it prefers others to do the boasting for it. "One of the ways we maintain the security of our passengers," a spokesman said in the wake of the Twin Towers bombing, "is not to talk about...

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  • That Run-Down Feeling

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to construct a grotesquely invasive "Bus Rapid Transit" corridor (the term is MTA's) along Chandler Boulevard in the East San Fernando Valley, and MTA's 300-page-plus environmental impact report (EIR) deceives the public in its...

  • Israel All to Yourself

    By Adam Wills

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I was more than a little conflicted when Israel's Ministry of Tourism invited me to visit the Holy Land for one week in December to judge for myself whether the country was safe enough for tourists. I'd never traveled to Israel before, and while I knew that life was going on as...

  • Addressing Anxieties

    By Beverly Gray

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Each November, Valley Beth Shalom holds a meeting at which its youth director urges parents to send their teenagers on a summer trip to Israel. In 1999, more than 100 families attended. This past November, there were only eight. The low turnout appears to reflect parental anxiety...

  • Passover Stories

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On the first day of school, when Barbara Gindi escorted her children to Maimonides Academy, she was appalled by what she saw: Two security guards stood out front, a Sheriff's squad car was parked at the curb, and the administrative staff was on high alert.

    "It brought tears to my...

  • Protect Your Head

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Every few years, we Angelenos are reminded that this is Earthquake Country. Then, before the last FEMA check is cashed, we forget.

    But not Hannah Givon. Givon moved to Los Angeles from Waterbury, Conn., with her two young children shortly before the 1971 Sylmar quake. That shook her...

  • Politics

    By James D

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Why do Jewish men wear those side curls?" asks the police-
    woman with the short, slicked-back hair and serious manner.
    Neal Shapiro and his brother-in-law, Sheldon Altman, explain as Wilshire Division Officer Terri Utley listens intently.

    About 20 officers have just heard Shapiro and...

  • My First Trip to Israel

    By Ruth Stroud

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    "I know your relatives all think you're crazy, but we're gladyou're here," our tour guide, Zvi Lev-Ran, said as 36 tired Angelenospiled onto a bus after a 13-hour flight aboard a chartered El Al747-400 from Los Angeles. We were part of the largest mission eversponsored by the Jewish...

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