It was a full-moon-illuminated night in September, and several hundred 30- and 40-somethings circulated through Fonogenic Studios, the Van Nuys recording facility co-owned by Rami Jaffee, a keyboardist who was a founding member of the Wallflowers and has played extensively with Foo Fighters.
Choreographer Heidi Duckler isn’t content simply to make works for a stage. To her, the whole of Los Angeles, the whole of the world, even, is fit for dancing. Why leap across a theater floor when you can glide around the lobby of an office building? Why spin atop sprung wood when you can frolic in a laundromat?
Over the past two months, political observers have been keeping close watch on draft maps being released by California’s new, citizen-led redistricting panel. Though Jewish leaders haven’t been actively lobbying the Citizens Redistricting Commission on behalf of the community (see sidebar)...
On July 8, when Valley Cities Jewish Community Center (JCC) began operating at its new site -- a former church in the heart of a heavily Latino area of Van Nuys -- it did so with little fanfare. Instead, the focus was on making the reception comfortable and warm.
Maybe it was the relatively cool weather on Sunday. Or maybe it was the stepped-up participation
In Los Angeles, our Israel Festival is on May 15 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.
Nothing could dampen their spirits.
What will become of five Jccs? The question has still not been answered, but by next week, a resolution will be definitively closer.