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  • Neighbors oppose Chabad expansion on Pico

    By Jane Ulman

    September 24, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, head of Chabad of California, has a dream -- a block-long, five-story "village" on Pico Boulevard that would provide a girls day school and boarding school along with affordable, safe housing for Holocaust survivors and other elderly people and for teachers...
  • Mayor: Building inspectors need better training, increased sensitivity -- and no more Yom Kippur showdowns

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2008 | 4:00 am

    One year after an emotional incident in which city building inspectors sought to halt Kol Nidrei services for Orthodox worshippers at a Hancock Park service, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has followed up with a report with recommendations designed to increase sensitivity and prevent...
  • Pacific Palisades Chabad preschool denied lease extension

    By Jane Ulman

    July 8, 2008 | 4:30 pm

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    Public testimony was presented last night's emergency meeting convened by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to consider Chabad of Pacific Palisades' appeal to temporarily extend its preschool lease at Temescal Gateway Park. Credit: Robert Garcia/The City Project


    An eight-to-one...

  • Chabad finds possible solution to land-use problem in Pacific Palisades

    By Jane Ulman

    June 25, 2008 | 10:28 pm

    Two weeks ago, Rabbi Zushe Cunin, head of Chabad of Pacific Palisades, believed he would be facing a protracted and difficult battle before he might hear the joyous voices of youngsters playing at Chabad's new location for Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center in Pacific Palisades....
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  • 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...

  • Heschel Day School West gets OK, but future still looks clouded

    By Jane Ulman

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    After a protracted and often contentious battle, Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School West got the green light in late November to build a permanent school on a bucolic, 72-acre site adjacent to Agoura Hills when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its...
  • Hancock Park Infighting Escalates

    By Julie G Fax

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Update September 25, 2007: City Building & Safety inspectors briefly interrupt Kol Nidrei services at Hancock Park shul.

    Smoldering tensions between the Orthodox community and other Hancock Park residents, many of them also Jewish, are heating up anew, as a battle over...

  • A School or a Shul?

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Administrators at Yeshivat Yavneh knew that the "No Trespassing" signs wouldn't go over well with neighbors, especially the ones who used to run their dogs on the plush green stretch that fronts the Third Street main entrance to the Orthodox day school.

    But about two years ago they...

  • Shul’s Stormy Saga

    By Julie G Fax

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    With its prominent location at one of Hancock Park's busiest intersections, at Third Street and Highland Avenue, Congregation Etz Chaim's boxy, domed building constantly reminds area residents of a decade of ongoing tensions.

    The current focus of the dispute is a lawsuit that has...

  • Zoning Snafus Keep New JCC Empty

    By Yasha Levine

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Flashback to last fall, the opening ceremony of YESOD, a first-of-its-kind Jewish community center in the heart of St. Petersburg. This three-story modern stone-and-glass building -- built by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) with funds raised primarily from...

  • Neighbors Renew Etz Chaim Fight

    By Julie G Fax

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Despite continuing legal challenges, members of Etz Chaim this month prayed for the first few Shabbats in their new home, a house converted for use as a shul on the corner of Highland Avenue and Third Street in Hancock Park.

    For the last eight years the house has been at the center...

  • No Guests Allowed

    By Mike Levy

    September 6, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    Three little words.

    That's what makes the difference between a religious school and a synagogue, as recently defined by the Los Angeles Central Area Planning Commission.

    The five-member Planning Commission, responsible for zoning decisions in Hollywood, Hancock Park and other...

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