| May 8, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The event: You knew you were in L.A. at the Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, which celebrated the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th anniversary and honored President Obama for his commitment to human rights.
Celebrity guests and entertainment industry...
| 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 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 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.
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual Family
KAA Publishing; 176 pages
Every so often I encounter people who claim to have mystical perceptions — a classmate who insisted that he once lived in a haunted house and saw the devil...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler.
Eastside resident Geoff West alluded to the Nazi dictator in an...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:22 AM
An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including items that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, has been called off in France following objections from Jewish groups and a prominent government official.
The Paris auction company Vermot de Pas had...
| Oct 6, 2013
Under Nazi ideology, German women were supposed to be prodigies of child-bearing and domesticity, leaving the wider world of work — not to mention violence and mass murder — to men.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Painful memories have the power to surface fresh and raw, even after many years.
A great-grandmother once again can become a terrified little girl. A grandfather surrounded by friends and family can feel all alone in a vicious world.
So it was at...
| Mar 9, 2014
I expect better from Hillary Clinton.
She is someone I respect a lot. Actually, if they made a life size Fathead of Hillary Clinton, I would put it up on my wall, but that's another story.
Anyway, the Fathead might have to be smaller, because the...