Minimum Wage Curse Is Real

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In the 1960s my parents opened a small diner near downtown Los Angeles. As a child, I watched my parents sitting at the kitchen table, discussing their plans for what they considered a huge expansion of the business — hiring a dishwasher. But my parents kept putting off the decision, in large part because of a proposed minimum-wage hike. This … Read More

Hiding His Jewishness

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Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Dateline Washington — The family of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died on Monday, days after his release from 17 months of captivity in North Korea, was advised to keep his Jewish background and identity concealed while officials tried to negotiate his release. That was because the North Korean justification for his imprisonment centered on a dubious claim … Read More

Now It’s Obama Boulevard

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Mr. Wesson, right, with then Sen. Obama

[Editor’s Note: Mr. Wesson is president of the Los Angeles City Council.] Yesterday morning we introduced a motion to rename Council District 10’s Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard. Nine years ago I had the honor of introducing then-Sen. Obama at his first campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road. The renaming will enable everyone who travels the boulevard … Read More

Public Theatre Returns

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Culver City Public Theatre announces its 19th season of free theatre in Carlson Park, celebrating the Culver City Centennial. Performances are at noon on Saturdays and Sundays from July 15 to Aug. 20. All performances are free. The Children’s Popcorn Theatre presentation, “To Oz and Back,” is a collection of short plays written by Daniel L. Hurewitz, Christopher Gough, Morna M. … Read More

Going Soft on Crime?

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Gov. Brown favored giving prisoners a break

Words matter, we often hear in these days of a President notorious for loose verbiage. They also matter in the California Penal Code, where the label “violent” is not applied to many crimes most people with common sense would unquestionably define as violent. Some examples: assault with a deadly weapon, soliciting murder, elder and child abuse, arson, human trafficking, plus … Read More

Whatt More Does My City Need?

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Rehovot

Dateline Jerusalem — Rehovot, the city where I reside, is known as the City of Citrus, Culture and Science, its symbols being an orange, book and microscope. Also known as an academic city because it boasts the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s (Israel’s Harvard) only campus outside of Jerusalem, Hebrew U’s Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew … Read More

There Were Only Smiles a Year Ago

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Principal Josh Arnold on July 3, 2012, in his Los Alamitos High School days. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel

[Editor’s Note: One year ago, this story appeared in the www.ocbreeze.com when Dr. Josh Arnold left the Los Alamitos Unified School District for Culver City.]   According to the website of the Culver City Unified School District, that District’s Governing Board has chosen Josh Arnold to be its new superintendent. Dr. Arnold was brought to Los Alamitos Unified School District … Read More

Runner Blasts Realigning Board

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Mr. Runner

Dateline Sacramento – State Board of Equalization member George Runner today stepped into a blazing controversy that not only would strip the taxing board of numerous powers but would see members appointed rather than elected. ing controversy nner today stepped into a blaz issued the following statement today in response to sweeping budget legislation that would strip the Board of … Read More

Times Douses Fears of Sharia Law

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Ever since the news desk and op-ed department of the Los Angeles Times merged several years ago once Muslim terrorism surrounded the world, the newly stated position of the left-wing newspaper has been that all Muslims are vigorously more welcome to our shores than before. As good liberals, the Times has left the “why” portion of the policy change to … Read More

Why Water Is Israel’s Most Critical Product

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In Tiberias and everywhere else, the accent is on water

Dateline Jerusalem — Israel is an arid country, only 2 percent of it being water. Lake Kinneret, so ancient it dates to biblical times, is also known as the Sea of Galilee. The city of Tiberias, below sea level, sits along its shoreline. The Kinneret is the largest freshwater lake in Israel and the lowest freshwater lake on earth, \650 … Read More