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  • Garcetti declares candidacy for L.A. mayor; three Jews now in race (do I hear a fourth?)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 8, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti declared that he is running for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    The Times called Garcetti “the highest-profile Latino in the race,” since his father, former District Attorney Gil...

  • Howard Berman Announces Five Endorsements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 31, 2011 | 9:48 am

    In a release emailed to the Jewish Journal this morning, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) has announced endorsements from five well-known California Democrats in his bid for reelection in the newly redrawn 30th congressional district in the West San Fernando Valley.

    Gov....

  • Yaroslavsky observes Nigeria’s democratic process

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 26, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    Zev Yaroslavsky’s latest nation-building assignment wasn’t easy.  Dispatched to Nigeria as part of an international corps of election observers, he checked on polling places during elections this month in a nation better known for ethnic violence and corruption than orderly...

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  • Mayor Zev Yaroslavsky?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 17, 2011 | 10:41 am

    In an article that hit the Forward website today, Rex Weiner asks Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky the question that’s on many peoples’ minds: Will Yaroslavsky run for mayor of Los Angeles in 2013?

    “I’ve been asked by many people,” Yaroslavsky said, speaking...

  • Yaroslavsky goes out for the count [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 2, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    A few minutes into the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count on the night of Jan. 27, Zev Yaroslavsky turned to the driver of the minivan carrying the Los Angeles County supervisor and two of his deputies and asked where the young man was originally from. Tomasz Babiszkiewicz, an...

  • Webcast L.A. Officials Celebrate No Ruz at Westwood’s Persian Square

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 19, 2010 | 7:26 am

    No Ruz is an ancient secular new year celebrated by Iranians of different faiths worldwide to mark the beginning of Spring each year with the giving of gifts of money, dancing and parties held among friends. On March 28 nearly 10,000 Los Angeles area Iranian American of various...

  • L.A. county passes motion to divest from Iran

    By Tom Tugend

    July 21, 2009 | 5:01 pm

    The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors passed a motion Tuesday morning requesting the county pension fund to divest itself of any assets or funds from any companies doing business with Iranian companies active in energy resource development.

    The motion, introduced by Supervisors...

  • Death to Fanatistan!

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2008 | 11:29 pm

    By the time comedian Elon Gold took the stage to emcee the rally for the raising of the Israeli flag on Wilshire Boulevard, the street had filled with 3,000 or more people -- a sea, or at least an inlet, of humanity waving little plastic blue-and-white flags as loudspeakers pumped...
  • City Voice: Yaroslavsky takes on developers in push for affordable housing

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In defending middle-class neighborhoods, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is taking on an issue that reaches to the heart of Los Angeles' ethnic, political and class divide.

    All those matters are involved in a dispute over a new city development ordinance that eases...

  • ACLU Dispute Shows Tension Among Interfaith Friends

    By Marc Ballon

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As local pro-Israeli and pro-Arab groups hold ever larger and more heated demonstrations, relations among Los Angeles Muslim and Jewish groups threaten to go into a deep freeze. In one reflection of the changing climate, a longtime Jewish member of the American Civil Liberties Union...

  • Will He or Won’t He?

    By Rob Eshman

    December 30, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It happened one evening just outside the men's room at Valley Beth Shalom synagogue in Encino. A historic dialogue between Rabbi Harold Schulweis and Cardinal Roger Mahoney had concluded in the sanctuary, and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky went to the restroom. Mark Schwartz, a...
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