Jared Sichel

Jared Sichel

Rebecca Kianmahd: Early friendship comes full circle

When Rebecca Kianmahd first walked into the Friendship Circle’s building on Robertson Boulevard nine years ago, she was a little fourth-grader tagging along with her older sister, Jessica, who volunteered there.

California votes: The scene in Los Angeles

Heading into five primaries and one caucus June 7, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had 1,862 pledged delegates and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had 1,521 pledged delegates, with a minimum of 2,433 total needed to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination.

How California’s anti-BDS bill became ‘no longer a pro-Israel bill’

Just three months ago, it seemed that an anti-Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) bill being considered in Sacramento was on track to become a sure win for pro-Israel politicians and advocacy groups aiming to stem the growing BDS movement. That bill, AB 2844, finally passed the Assembly on Thursday—but not before the Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee completely transformed it, to the point that many of the bill’s original backers say they will not support it further unless California’s Senate makes significant changes.

Trump: True hope for some, lesser of two evils for others

For Peter Weiss, an OB-GYN and director of the Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump wasn’t his first, second or third choice for president — but Hillary Clinton isn’t even his 10th.

Beit T’Shuvah transitions leadership again as new CEO departs

Beit T’Shuvah — one of the nation’s premier addiction treatment residences—announced a leadership turnover on May 17, less than two months after appointing Bill Resnick, a psychiatrist, philanthropist and longtime board member, as its new CEO. Resnick, 51, resigned from the job, according to a Beit T’Shuvah press release.


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