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Ramsay, Ryu Get Down to Specifics in District 4 Race

The race to fill Tom LaBonge’s seat in the 4th District of the Los Angeles City Council has become increasingly heated in recent weeks as the two candidates, Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu, seek to clarify their positions on specific policies and projects and to respond to critics of past projects.

Mother’s Day: Can She Talk?

Joan Rivers is having one last laugh.

Less than a year after her mother’s death, Melissa Rivers has written a biography of their relationship, available just in time for Mother’s Day.

Burning Man Meets Passover

About a half-hour before you reach the site for Passover in the Desert, an annual event put on by a nonprofit called Wilderness Torah, you pass through a series of valleys encrusted with the salt of evaporated lakebeds and the residue of mineral mining.

Banking boldly through Jewish ethics

Banc of California, one of the fastest-growing banks in the United States, has a rock-solid name that makes it sound like it’s been around for a century or more.

New restrictions on L.A. residential development

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.

L.A. Council District Four final tally

The final count of the March 3 primary race to succeed Tom LaBonge as District Four’s representative to Los Angeles City Council has Carolyn Ramsay, a longtime council aide, and David Ryu, a public affairs executive at a community health center, headed to the May runoff.

Eden Memorial Park faces second suit

Jewish cemetery Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills is facing a new, multimillion-dollar lawsuit related to allegations that it mishandled burial vaults, threw disrupted human remains into a pile on cemetery grounds and concealed potentially damaging information from its existing and potential customers.

Robert Durst’s Jewish background

Jewish real estate scion Robert Durst, the subject of a recent HBO documentary miniseries, is currently awaiting extradition to Los Angeles after being arrested by the FBI in a New Orleans hotel Sunday evening, March 15. FBI officials say they have new evidence linking Durst to the 2000 killing of his friend Susan Berman in her Hollywood Hills home.


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