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  • PBS documentary shows how Mayor Tom Bradley changed L.A.

    By Aron Chilewich

    3 weeks ago

    Tom Bradley became Los Angeles’ first African-American mayor in 1973 by bringing together a multiracial coalition of Blacks, Jews, white liberals and Latinos in the years after the Watts Riots. He opened City Hall to people of all racial backgrounds, brought the Olympic Games to...

  • Letters to the editor: Self-criticism, Cannon films and the mikvah scandal

    November 5, 2014 | 11:16 am

    You’re Your Worst Critic

    I found David Suissa’s article “Exporting Self-Criticism” (Oct. 31) really powerful. Instead of thinking that Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s words were troubling, I was shown the opposite. Instead of being bothered by Israel being a sick society, it...

  • Will a new generation step up to civic leadership?

    November 12, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    At first glance, Jews might appear to be enjoying a renaissance of political influence in Los Angeles. Eric Garcetti is the first elected Jewish mayor and the two other citywide elected officials — City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Controller Ron Galperin — are Jewish, too. So are...

  • Character reference: Wendy Greuel

    May 15, 2013 | 12:46 pm

    I have known Wendy Greuel for almost 30 years, since she was a young UCLA graduate working for Mayor Tom Bradley. Wendy didn’t just get the tough assignments in the mayor’s office; she sought them out — especially if she could help those less fortunate or those without a voice in...

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  • Politics at Canter’s Deli

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 1, 2013 | 11:35 am

    At 9:45 on a recent Sunday morning, Gil Garcetti stepped into an alcove in the secondary dining room at Canter’s Deli.

    “I would’ve gotten here earlier,” the former Los Angeles County District Attorney told a gathering there, “if I hadn’t gone to Nate ’n Al’s first.”

    His mistake...

  • Maury Weiner, Bradley Chief of Staff, dies at 82

    By JewishJournal

    October 17, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Maury Weiner, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley’s first chief of staff and deputy mayor, who played key roles in several Bradley campaigns, died on Sept. 30. He was 82.

    A progressive Jewish activist from New York, Weiner was an advocate for racial justice, gender equality and...

  • City of L.A. Report Card: Mayor Villagairosa and the Jewish community at midterm

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Antonio Villaraigosa is coming up to halftime in his first term as mayor of Los Angeles. This is as good a time as any to assess the direction of his mayoralty and its implications for the Jewish community.

    There is a natural comparison to be made between Villaraigosa and former...
  • Death of a Patriarch

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Tom Bradley was buried Monday, hailed as Los Angeles' longtime mayor, statesman, leader and friend. His is a grand biography; a son of Texas sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves, Bradley broke down ethnic and class barriers and forged a new multiracial political base that...
  • The Passin of Tom Bradley

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Tom Bradley was buried Monday, hailed as Los Angeles' longtime mayor, statesman, leader and friend. His is a grand biography; a son of Texas sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves, Bradley broke down ethnic and class barriers and forged a new multiracial political base that...
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