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  • Pro-Palestinian protest in Westwood draws thousands, causes Wilshire to shut down

    By Ryan Torok

    August 2, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    [UPDATE – Aug. 4] Law enforcement made one arrest in connection with "sexual battery," according to LAPD-West L.A. Division Officer Hornback. No further details were available.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff Department estimated 1,500 people turned out to the event.

    [Aug. 2] On...

  • Bet Tzedek conflict over employees’ health insurance

    By Ryan Torok

    September 18, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    The chant coming from Bet Tzedek Legal Services employees and their supporters as they marched on the streets of Koreatown on Aug. 22 was unified: “All day, all night, health care is a human right.”

    For the past several months, the employees have been fighting with the pro bono...

  • Slavin Library collection dispersal benefits many

    June 6, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    The 10,000 books, games, CDs and DVDs that once lined the walls of the Slavin Children’s Library at 6505 Wilshire Blvd. are on track to once more be made available to the public later this month.

    Four institutions — American Jewish University (AJU), Chabad of Santa Monica, the...

  • Bet Tzedek moves east

    By Ryan Torok

    November 28, 2012 | 3:05 pm

    Ever since Bet Tzedek’s inception in 1974, the free legal-services firm has mostly been housed in the heavily Jewish Fairfax district, with additional offices in the San Fernando Valley and the Mid-Wilshire area. In August, it consolidated all three into a single headquarters in...

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  • Drawing 1,400, peaceful L.A. pro-Israel rally turns ugly near its end [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 18, 2012 | 9:17 pm

    With an Israeli flag wrapped around him, Rabbi Dov Elkins stood with a crowd outside the Federal building in West Los Angeles on Sunday to participate in a pro-Israel rally.

    “We’re here to support Israel,” Elkins, 75, said, joined by his wife, Maxine. Residents of Princeton,...

  • Fishing in Africa

    By Susan Freudenheim

    May 2, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    To meet Ikal Angelei in a Wilshire Boulevard coffee shop, as I did this week, is to traverse oceans and travel through deserts. Angelei is an activist from Kenya specializing in the geopolitics of water, a 32-year-old powerhouse who just won a highly prestigious Goldman Environmental...

  • UCLA Protesters cause brief traffic closures in Westwood

    By Jared Baker

    November 9, 2011 | 5:37 pm

    On Wed. afternoon, a group of demonstrators shut down traffic at the corner of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards in protest of tuition increases and budget cuts for California universities.

    The protest was organized by a local branch of the ReFund California Coalition, an...

  • Israeli consulate to move to new L.A. location

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 13, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    The Israeli flag that flew for three years in front of the office of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles was taken down on Sept. 8.

    According to the Israeli Consulate, the office is preparing to move to a new location in early 2012. The contract with the landlord that allowed the...

  • Israel flag flies,  a Czech surprise, voter fraud, bridge to understanding

    October 10, 2008 | 1:18 am

    Consul General Dayan

    I have been around long enough now to see many Israeli consuls general come and go ("Death to Fanatistan," Oct. 3).

    Some made a big difference; some had almost no discernible impact. But on a warm September day on Wilshire Boulevard, Consul General Yaakov...
  • Flag Day

    By Rob Eshman

    September 17, 2008 | 11:22 pm

    What a weird week.

    The presidential race, instead of focusing on the best energy policy, the best Mideast policy, the best health care policy, was all about moose and pigs and pitbulls. The financial companies that once defined stability have teetered or collapsed. The stock...

  • Celebration to mark raising of Israeli flag at consulate

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    The blue and white flag with the Star of David will be raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Sunday, Sept. 28, in a community-wide celebration of the Jewish state, its 60th anniversary and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

    The flag-raising ceremony and...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 15

    Joyous dance and celebration is at the heart of Russian American painter Ann Krasnow's art. Take it in, and meet the artist in person at Solaris Gallery's opening reception for "Ann Krasner: New Work."

    6-9 p.m. 9009 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310)...

  • Zucky’s Counter Culture

    By Tom Tugend

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    There was weeping and gnashing of teeth when Zucky's Deli in Santa Monica, mecca of pastrami sandwich and borscht lovers far and wide, abruptly closed its doors on Feb. 16, 1993.

    "We were like family," one tearful waitress recalled in an old Los Angeles Times story. "We had...

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