| Jun 2, 2014
Sara Feinstein was 2 years old when her grandfather passed away in 1986. For years, what she mainly knew about Martin Maiman was that he was an electrical engineer who had built a good life for his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee.
There also had...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it.
| May 18, 2014
Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman write that there will soon be no Holocaust survivors left to share their experiences. ("A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history," Opinion, May 14)
I am a survivor of the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The 1939 sailing of the German ship the St. Louis -- popularized in the book and movie "Voyage of the Damned" -- was a painful precursor to the Holocaust. Now, 75 years later, a November cruise will recall some of that ill-fated trip.
The hopes of the...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"All the Light We Cannot See" is a World War II novel about children, the kind of undertaking that requires a lot of work to rise above emotional manipulation. For the first hundred or so pages, the book seems to rely on ready signifiers of heartbreak and...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The Rialto Unified School District has decided not to ask its eighth-grade students to argue whether the Holocaust happened after the assignment came under fire.
The decision to revise the assignment came Monday after it drew criticism from the Anti-...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:36 PM
The call (again!) to require students to take a diversity-related course at UCLA is the sort of proposal that sounds like a real response to ignorance and intolerance on campus — but that wouldn't accomplish anything significant except for...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:02 AM
President Obama arrived in Los Angeles early Wednesday evening for a three-day trip to California stacked with fundraisers to help his fellow Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November.
Before touching down in Los Angeles, the president...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Obama was in Century City on Wednesday night to accept a serious award from the USC Shoah Foundation — but his warmup act, comedian Conan O’Brien, still wasn’t over what Angelenos were calling Wednesday’s #Obamajam on...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
President Obama arrives in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon for a series of events, including a fundraiser for Democratic House and Senate candidates at the home of Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, and a speech before the USC Shoah Foundation.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A chauffeur's happenstance wrong turn down a back street in Sarajevo 100 years ago this week ended in the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Habsburg empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder was the catalyst for the Great War that haunts...