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  • Firefighters battle raging San Diego wildfires

    May 16, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    California firefighters were battling wind-whipped wildfires on Friday, as some 125,000 people fled their homes in the San Diego area and police arrested at least two people on arson-related charges.

    The cluster of fires comes as California enters its peak fire season amid its...

  • Tijuana to Tefilah

    By Jared Sichel

    April 17, 2014 | 5:19 pm

    As I stepped out of the van into the chilly, pre-dawn Tijuana air, I could just barely make out the shadows of the pedestrians nearby, all of them stepping over puddles and street trash, walking in the same direction. 

    I watched as two girls, Chaya Leibkinker, 16, and her sister,...

  • Reform Biennial reveals movement’s strengths, challenges

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 19, 2013 | 11:01 am

    At the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Biennial conference last week, Erev Shabbat offered a study in contrasts that perfectly illustrated the movement’s promise — and its problems.

    Just before 6 p.m., as the sun sank into San Diego Bay, nearly 5,000 conference attendees from...

  • Why won’t liberals defend Israel?

    By David Suissa

    December 18, 2013 | 11:53 am

    As I was reading about “engagement” — the new buzzword regarding Israel that came out of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial this past weekend in San Diego — I wondered: Did anyone at the convention notice the other hot word circulating regarding the Jewish state?

    This...

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  • Ex-mayor Filner pleads guilty in sexual harassment case

    October 15, 2013 | 11:24 am

    Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner plead guilty in a sexual harassment case brought against him by three women.

    Filner was charged on Tuesday in San Diego County Superior Court with a felony count of “false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit,” and two misdemeanor...

  • San Diego mayor has signed letter of resignation, report says

    August 23, 2013 | 11:36 am

    The mayor of San Diego, facing a sexual harassment lawsuit and a slew of allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women, has signed a letter of resignation, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.

    The resignation of Mayor Bob Filner could not immediately be confirmed by...

  • Hooters to Bob Filner: Respect women

    August 14, 2013 | 2:48 pm

    Hooters restaurants all around San Diego have banned disgraced mayor Bob Filner from their premises.

    Apparently Filner’s alleged tendency to invite his female subordinates to work without their panties was too much for the restaurant chain that invites (requires?) its waitresses...

  • San Diego mayor Bob Filner asks city to pay for legal fees

    July 30, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has asked the city to cover his legal fees for a sexual harassment lawsuit, according to an agenda released by the city council.

    The city council will convene in a special closed session on Tuesday night to discuss whether or not to pay for legal fees in a sexual harassment claim filed by Filner’s former employee Irene McCormack Jackson.

    Read more at nbcsandiego.com.

  • Sculpture in San Diego sun

    May 29, 2013 | 3:25 pm

    Downtown San Diego is home to plenty of famous attractions — including the San Diego Zoo and The Old Globe Theatre — but, for art lovers, the city also boasts an impressive collection of post-World War II works by internationally recognized Jewish artists like Sol LeWitt, Louise...

  • UCSD student group supports Israel boycott motion

    March 15, 2013 | 8:59 am

    A student council at the University of California-San Diego passed a nonbinding resolution calling for boycotting firms with business ties to Israel.

    The Associated Student Council of UCSD voted in favour of the motion on March 13, with 20 in favour, 12 against and one...

  • Israel beats Spain, one win away from qualifying for World Baseball Classic

    September 21, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    First baseman Nate Freiman hit two home runs as Israel beat Spain 4-2 in the qualifying round of World Baseball Classic, putting the Isaeli team one win away from a guaranteed spot in the tournament in March.

    Nate Freiman, a standout first baseman for the San Diego Padres' Class...

  • L.A. camp gets unwanted attention in wake of Colorado shooting

    By Ryan Torok

    July 24, 2012 | 6:08 pm

    Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes’ reported ties to Camp Max Straus have led to unwanted attention for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and its camp, its director said.

    “I think the attention is unfortunate,” Randy Schwab, CEO of Jewish Big Brothers Big...

  • UC student senator’s Muslim costume causes controversy

    May 2, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Leaders of Muslim student groups at the University of California, San Diego, are upset after a photo of a student senator dressed in Muslim garb circulated on the Internet.

    Student Senator Ashton Cohen took a photograph at a campus party dressed in a robe and head-covering, with...

  • Israeli/Palestinian issue heats up on UCSD campus

    March 29, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    It’s nasty and getting nastier.

    That’s what people on both sides of the Israeli/Palestinian debate on college campuses are saying following an emotional seven-hour hearing on Feb. 29 at UC San Diego, called to discuss divestment from companies doing business with the Israeli...

  • The great California foreskin fight of 2011

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 21, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    As luck would have it, the day local Jewish leaders gathered in Santa Monica to discuss the community’s response to a proposed ballot measure aimed at banning circumcision in that city was the very same day the proposition was rescinded by its proponent.

    Twenty-five people came...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Appeals court orders review of war memorial cross

    January 6, 2011 | 10:46 am

    An appeals court ordered further proceedings on a Jewish veterans group’s challenge to the display of a cross at a San Diego veterans’ memorial, saying it was unconstitutional.

    The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that the cross on Mount Soledad was a...

  • Calif. synagogue holding animal blessing

    January 4, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    A Southern California synagogue is having its third annual “blessing of the animals.”

    Congregation Dor Hadash in San Diego holds the event in honor of Tu b’Shevat, the 15th day of Nissan, which this year falls on Jan. 20.

    Pet owners are invited to bring their pets to the...

  • UC-San Diego Hillel director reflects on divestment battle

    August 17, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Last April, Keri Copans, Hillel’s campus director at the University of California, San Diego, learned that a measure was about to come before her student government asking the university to divest from companies that do business with “occupying” powers.

    The bill didn’t mention...

  • VIDEO: Who shall live . . .

    By The Web Guy

    September 29, 2008 | 3:35 am

    A montage of news photos from 5768 plus cantorial and modern music take this version of the ‘Who shall live’ prayer into YouTube land.

    Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin is listed as the producer and http://whoshalllive.com is the web site.

  • Quiet war on campus: Israel remains under attack despite fewer public protests

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 21, 2008 | 1:28 am

    The Anteaters for Israel began setup at 7 a.m., long before most students at University of California Irvine (UCI -- home of the Anteaters) had even crawled out of bed. Midterms be damned; the 60th anniversary of the modern Jewish state was a day away, and they wanted to celebrate....
  • Finders Keepers?

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's definitely tsuris time at the pristine white acropolis complex of the Getty, which overlooks the San Diego Freeway, and at its wonderful, freshly renovated, fake Pompeian villa up the Pacific Coast Highway. Barry Munitz, the Getty Trust's president and CEO since 1998, has been...

  • Pesach, Matzah, Maror and Massage

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Thanks to an increasing number of spas offering Passover packages, a Pesach getaway doesn't necessarily have to lead to weight gain. There is no shortage of luxury resorts where you can nourish your spirituality, pamper your psyche and get a workout. In fact, several highly rated...

  • The Way of the Samurai

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    You couldn't miss animation director Genndy Tartakovsky at last week's San Diego Comic-Con International.

    Like Secret Service agents blanketing a presidential gala, Cartoon Network operatives plastered posters everywhere, spreading the word of "Samurai Jack," Tartakovsky's new series...