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  1. New restrictions on L.A. residential developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

    Los Angeles City Council has approved temporary restrictions on the alteration or development of homes in areas where residents have expressed frustration with home builders demolishing existing houses and replacing them with much larger structures that neighbors believe are at odds with the character of the neighborhood. The new regulations on "mansionization" are intended to be a temporary solution as the city undertakes a longer process of reviewing and tightening current rules across the city.

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  2. LGBT Persian Jews live in changing timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Jewish Journal

    Although attitudes are becoming increasingly accepting toward homosexuality in the Jewish community, prejudices remain in the typically more conservative Persian community. To help bridge the gap, JQ International - a nonprofit, Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to supporting LGBT Jews - held a celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

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  3. Iranian Americans celebrate Nowruz at California State AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Jewish Journal

    More than 50 Iranian-American community leaders, businessmen and artists of various faiths from across California gathered March 16 at the State Assembly in Sacramento to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year. The festivities were part of an Assembly resolution that was passed unanimously honoring Iranian Americans in California.

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  4. A camp with a big heartRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Jewish Journal

    Longtime camper Joshua Weisman flew in a small plane as part of a Camp Chesed event. Photo courtesy of Camp Chesed For the past seven summers, Hilary Kip's twin boys have attended Camp Chesed, a Reseda-based program for kids with special needs now headed into its 20th year.

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  5. Summer camp for allRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Jewish Journal

    Like many children and teenagers, Michael Rosenbaum of Los Feliz sees going to summer camp as a highlight of his year. He relishes the outdoor activities, cooking classes, swimming, dancing and games at Camp Ramah in Ojai.

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  6. An unwinnable case becomes a golden ticketRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Jewish Journal

    On the set of "Woman in Gold" are, from left, actors Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren, E. Randol Schoenberg and director Simon Curtis. Photo courtesy of E. Randol Schoenberg When attorney E. Randol "Randy" Schoenberg saw himself portrayed on the big screen by hunky Ryan Reynolds in the movie "Woman in Gold," he immediately spotted a difference.

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  7. Hillside introduces eco-friendly burial optionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Jewish Journal

    As the gates opened recently to Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, the famed Jewish cemetery next to the 405 Freeway as renowned for its verdant lawns as its celebrity occupants, there appeared in almost every direction something sharply out of character: brown, withered lawns. "Once a year we de-thatch," Paul Goldstein, Hillside's general manager, explained as he led a golf cart tour of the cemetery's 45 usually very green, grassy acres.

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  8. Schiff ponders the lure of the senate seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Jewish Journal

    Rep. Adam Schiff is facing hard choices these days. As an influential Jewish congressman, he must decide what to do about Iran, Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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  9. Young Jewish chefs stake their claims in Downtown L.A.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Jewish Journal

    Even newcomers to Los Angeles sense how the klieg lights are shifting in a different direction. Especially when it comes to what's happening in restaurant kitchens around downtown.

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  10. When Harry met LillyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Jewish Journal

    Rabbi Harry Roth will read this article aloud to his wife, Lillian, after it's published. They might be sitting in a community dining room or her bedroom, where she dorms with her assigned roommate - referred to as "the retired singer" - separated by a curtain.

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  11. Graffiti artists draw on Jewish rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Jewish Journal

    From left: Itamar Paloge and Hillel Smith take a break from painting a mural at the Silverlake Independent JCC. Photo by Avishay Artsy Over the past week, two graffiti artists have been applying layers of bright orange and blue paint to an outdoor wall of the Silverlake Independent JCC.

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  12. Framing L.A.: The Jews who helped us to picture artRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Jewish Journal

    The Aaron brothers - from left, Len, Al and Chuck - in San Francisco on Aug. 21, 1993, at the wedding of Aaron Labowitz, grandson of Chuck Aaron. Photo courtesy of the Aaron brothers In the post-World War II years, Jewish businessmen figured out how to price and frame art so that almost anyone who wanted it would be able to afford it.

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  13. Wisdom of layers: Reflections on the CollaboratoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Jewish Journal

    The "ranch" in question was the headquarters of the Leichtag Foundation, a major funder of Jewish and Israeli causes, headquartered in Encinitas, Calif. . My snow-logged East Coast pals were consulting me on wardrobe for The Collaboratory, a 24-hour gathering at the ranch for 140 innovators, activists and entrepreneurs to "gain new connections, new skills and new energy to take back to your work," as organizers promised.

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  14. L.A.'s financial support of Israel's electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | The Jewish Journal

    A rotating campaign billboard depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Isaac Herzog, co-leader of the centre-left Zionist Union, in Tel Aviv on March 15. Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters The Los Angeles dollars - or shekels - spent may not have approached the amount Hollywood throws around for U.S. elections, but Jews in Los Angeles nevertheless managed to funnel about $175,000 into Israel's party primaries this election cycle. Israel's primaries ended in January with Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu blowing out his rival Danny Danon, and Labor's Isaac Herzog soundly defeating Shelly Yachimovich under the Zionist Union coalition, in which Labor is paired with Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah.

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  15. Durst charged with murder, movie confession likely admissibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | The Jewish Journal

    Robert Durst in this booking photo taken on March 14, 2015. Photo by Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via Reuters New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst's bathroom muttering that he "killed them all" would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday.

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  16. From the Freedom Rides to the L.A. City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Jewish Journal

    When traveling by air, rail, or bus across country on business or pleasure, I always recall the summer of 1961, when the Freedom Rides made interstate travel the democratic activity we take for granted. Racial segregation on trains or in bus stations is unthinkable today.

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  17. Ancient wisdom optimized for the digital ageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Jewish Journal

    Nine presenters spoke TED-style on how ancient Jewish wisdom applies to creating opportunities for creativity and joy during a Feb. 22 Los Angeles kickoff event for Wisdom Tribe, a collective of Jewish educators and innovators providing digital and experiential learning opportunities to a universal audience. The gathering, called "SoCal Sessions: Catalyzing Creative Consciousness," drew about 70 adults to Social Dashboard, a new tech company and event space in Pico-Robertson.

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  18. Jews, Muslims, UCLARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | The Jewish Journal

    Two weeks before it was a twinkle in the eye of The New York Times, the story of Rachel Beyda appeared on jewishjournal.com and in the pages of our newspaper. Following a tip from a colleague and a report in the Daily Bruin, our reporter Jared Sichel investigated how a routine confirmation hearing for a bright, qualified sophomore candidate for UCLA's Undergraduate Students Association judicial board came to resemble a twisted scene from "Gentleman's Agreement."

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  19. Why Santa Barbara Hillel's largest donor is the Jewish Federation of a BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | The Jewish Journal

    Rabbi Evan Goodman, executive director of UC Santa Barbara's Hillel, was concerned when annual funding allocations from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles were cut year after year, beginning in 2011. But he wasn't surprised.

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  20. Rabbi Denise Eger seeks to open doors wider to all JewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | The Jewish Journal

    "It's on my wall," said Rabbi Denise Eger, pointing to the spot in her office where her favorite Bible verse is written . "Prophet Micah, Chapter 6, Verse 8. It's really a reminder of what our human tasks are."

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