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  • Obama makes surprise visit to Canter’s Deli

    By Ryan Torok

    13 hours ago

    President Obama made a surprise appearance today at family-owned Fairfax district restaurant, Canter's Deli, where he took a break from fundraising.

    Obama arrived in Los Angeles yesterday and is here raising money for the Democratic party. 

    Apparently, he needed a matzah ball fix. During his visit to the L.A. landmark, the President "sat with a teacher, a wounded veteran and two women entering the job market," the Jewish Daily Forward reported.

  • Los Angeles’ reaction to Gazan fighting ranges from anxiety to empathy

    By Ryan Torok

    1 day ago

    Rabbi Eliyahu Fink of Pacific Jewish Center in Venice was at a loss over how to respond to the latest crisis in Israel, namely, the country’s current war with the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave of Gaza.

    Then he found out about the Shmira (“Guarding”) Project, an initiative that...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    1 day ago

    The University of California Board of Regents on July 16 approved pro-Israel UCLA student Avi Oved as its student regent-designate, a nonvoting position. 

    As a result of the vote, Oved will serve as student regent in 2015-16. In that capacity, he will hold “a student vote on the...

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  • Villaraigosa to FAA: Reverse ban on Ben Gurion flights

    2 days ago

    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to rescind its ban on U.S. airline carriers flying to and from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.

    "Having recently returned from Israel," Villaraigosa said in a statement on July 23 to the...

  • Consul General David Siegel on the death of Max Steinberg

    3 days ago

    We are heartbroken by the death of Max Donald Steinberg, a Los Angeles native who volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces in the elite Golani Infantry Brigade. On July 20th, Max valiantly fell in the line of duty on the frontline of Operation Protective Edge. The people...

  • Max Steinberg, L.A. native and IDF volunteer, killed in Gaza

    By Jared Sichel

    5 days ago

    Max Steinberg, a Woodland Hills native and volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was killed Sunday along with 12 other soldiers in the Gaza Strip, amidst an Israeli operation to quell rocket fire and destroy underground smuggling tunnels.

    [Related: A fallen soldier, Max...

  • LAPD investigating robbery in Pico-Robertson

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating an incident involving a stolen pickup truck and a stolen purse in the Pico-Robertson area. 

    Around 12:30 pm, a suspect, who LAPD described as a "black male, six-feet-tall and weighing 180-lbs, wearing blue jeans and a dark...

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