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  • Gov. signs, vetoes Holocaust-related bills

    By Tom Tugend

    October 4, 2010 | 11:05 am

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, faced with two bills rooted in the Nazi era, has signed one and vetoed the other.

    With hundreds of legislative bills on his desk and a looming deadline, Schwarzenegger on Thursday night signed into law a bill benefiting descendants of Jewish art...

  • Who Killed the Biodiesel Car? [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 30, 2009 | 4:24 am

    This past summer, the last two Westside gas stations offering 99 percent pure biodiesel closed down their pumps.

    You can still buy regular gasoline at those stations, but the Great Green Hope of the Millenium, a powerful fuel made from sustainable organic matter, is nowhere to be...

  • L.A.‘s young Iranian Jews mix partying and politics

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 17, 2009 | 3:45 am

    As a journalist covering Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community, I probably get invited to nearly a dozen community events each month with the majority involving social or religious-based gatherings. I typically take a rain check on attending these events because they are...

  • Return of Nazi-Looted Art Proves a Good History Lesson

    By Tom Tugend

    April 13, 2009 | 2:42 pm

    LOS ANGELES—It was a mix of state ceremony, mutual admiration fest, education forum and Seder symbolism when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who orchestrated the event, returned two Nazi-looted paintings to the grandchildren of the original Jewish owners, on behalf of the State of...

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  • I hear you knocking

    By Steve Greenberg

    October 9, 2008 | 11:28 pm

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  • California kids deserve better

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 21, 2008 | 4:09 pm

    Just before Mother's Day, I joined mothers from around Los Angeles at a rally intended to send a message to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "What moms really want is a decent education for our children."

    The event was organized by a handful of moms from my son's Beverlywood public...

  • Local students go to lobby in D.C., seniors party at ‘senior prom’

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Local Students Lobby at the Capitol

    A group of University Synagogue religious school students paid a springtime visit to Washington, D.C., where they lobbied senior staff members of Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as well as Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los...

  • California Jewish voters maintain liberal reputation

    By Tom Tugend

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    California's Jewish voters upheld their liberal reputation in the Nov. 7 election, despite a strong effort by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) to focus on the Bush administration's pro-Israel record.

    While Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won reelection by nearly 55 percent of the...

  • California Jewish voters maintain liberal reputation

    By Tom Tugend

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    California's Jewish voters upheld their liberal reputation in Tuesday's election, despite a strong effort by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) to focus on the Bush administration's pro-Israel record.

    While Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won reelection by nearly 55 percent of the...

  • ‘We Will Remember Your Story’

    By Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Following is an excerpt from remarks Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered last year as part of a benefit dinner for March of the Living at the Beverly Hilton. Organizers at the event presented the governor with an award for his support.

    I am so honored to receive this award, an...

  • Should Tookie Die?

    By Daniel Sokatch

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Just about one month from now, at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 13, the State of California will execute Stanley Tookie Williams. He will die by lethal injection in the death chamber of San Quentin State Prison, home to the nation's largest death row. At every execution, small crowds gather...

  • Our Faux Democracy

    By Jill Stewart

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The average California voter doesn't know what "redistricting" is. Many voters don't even know what a "voting district" is. The aversion among California voters to such wonky issues goes a long way to explaining why Proposition 77, a long-overdue reform, is struggling.

    Most...

  • Schwarzenegger Is Losing Jewish Vote

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In November 2003, California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and replaced him with Arnold Schwarzenegger. White voters backed the recall by a large margin, but Jewish voters swam against the tide, with 69 percent voting against the recall. On the second part of the ballot, where...

  • Sacramento Politics Take Strange Turn

    By Jill Stewart

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The radical outsiders in Sacramento are the moderates and pragmatists, a strange truth that was brought home dramatically this month, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature compromised on a ballot measure to refinance the state's huge debt and hem in future spending...

  • Recall Golus

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As recall fever is sweeping the state, a number of cars in the Pico-Robertson and Fairfax neighborhoods are sporting bumper stickers that say "Recall Golus." Who is Golus exactly, you ask? Is it Gray Davis' middle name? The name of the 136th candidate on the ballot?

    The stickers,...

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